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The Daily Star-Mirror
PARIS.—The Council of Four has virtually decided, according to informa
tion from French sources, that the left bank of the Rhine be neutralized
until Germany has paid the indemnities fixed by the peace conference. It
in understood the French and Belgian troops will hold this territory.
German Troops Moving Toward Frankfort.
COBLENZ.—(A.P.)—German troops opposite Coblenz and Bridgehead be
gan moving early Thursday toward Frankfort, where the Spartacan revolt
has been causing disorder.
British Belief Committees to Follow American Troops.
LONDON.—The situation in the Murmansk region of northern Russia is
causing the British military authorities considerable anxiety. It is an
nounced today that the British relief committees will follow immediately
the American troops that are now enroute to North Russia.
Acquire Mexican Oil Concessions.
NEW YORK.-—The Shell oil interests have acquired control of the Mexi
can Eagle Oil company limited, and the Lord Cowdray property, with oil
concessions in five states of Mexico, according to a cable message received
here today at the New York offices of the latter concern.
Railroad Administration Refuses New Scale Steel Prices.
WASHINGTON.—The government's entire policy in undertaking to re
vise and stabilize prices through the industrial board of the department of
commerce has been reopened as a result of the conference yesterday over
the railroad administration's refusal to accept the new scale of steel prices
which was arranged by the board.
WASHINGTON.—Secretary Daniels who presided at the conference of
the cabinet officers and heads of the government purchasing agencies with
the industrial board, said today that Chairman Peek of the board acted
without authority in amending the statement of result so- as to make it
appear that only the dispute with the railroad administration had been
Deemed Inadvisable'' to Introduce Alien Bill.
SACRAMENTO.—The rules committee of the state senate today presented
a report recommending that Senator Irman's request to introduce a bill
prohibiting Japanese from leasing agricultural lands in California be denied,
"because it was deemed inadvisable."
Baker Says Senator Chamberlain Was Not "Helpful."
WASHINGTON.—Commenting on what he termed "a very intemperate
speech" by Senator Chamberlain, retiring chairman of the senate military
committee which was delivered at Natchez, Miss., last night, in connection
with the Ansell-Crawder court martial controversy, Secretary Baker said
today in his three years as secretary of war he was unable to recall a single
instance in which he had received any helpful suggestion from Senator
Chamberlain or one which seemed intended to be helpful.
Revolt in Abyssinia.
ADDIS ABA, Abyssinia, Wednesday.—The grandson of King Johannes
the Second, who died in 1889, has revolted, and declared himself king under
the name of Theodore. The government has sent punitive expedition to
suppress the rebellion.
Japanese Cannot Acquire Land in Lower California.
MEXICO CITY, Wednesday.—(A.P.)—"In lower California there are vari
ous foreign enterprises, among which one or two Japanese which have been
given concessions for the exploitation of certain natural resources in vari
ous places, but none of them have been permitted or will be permitted to
acquire tracts of land, because the constitution prohibits this definitely,"
is the statement of General Amado Acquirre who is secretary of agriculture
and development.
Leonard Wood Mentioned in "Distinguished Service" List.
WASHINGTON.—The list of officers who have been awarded distinguished
service medals for exceptionally meritorious service during the war which
is issued by the war department today, includes the names of Major Gen
erals Leonard Wood, Hugh L. Scott and John L. Morrison.
Mexicans Working to Reestablish Constitution of 1857.
NEW YORK.—General Aurelio Blanquet, the Mexican minister of war
during the administration of President Victoriano Huerta, and described
as second in command to General Feliz Diaz, who was recently reported
as having undertaken revolutionary movement against President Carranza,
has arrived safely in Mexico "after a very dangerous trip," according to
the statement here today by Roberto Gayon, his secretary. The purpose of
Blanquet's return, Gayon said, is to reorganize the Diaz forces, overthrow
the Carranza government and reestablish the constitution of 1867, which
he says Carranza repudiated, and to revoke the alleged confiscatory de
crees of the present government.
PARIS.—All chances of the victor
collecting big rep
arations from Germany are steadily
waning, as the financial commission
ers persistently fail to agree on a
sum and are drifting toward naming
a commission to fix reparations after
peace and mention no amount or
specification in the treaty. It is be
lieved that Germany will be made to
turn over a couple of hundred mil
lion dollars from - its gold reserve to
the Belgians and French in the dev
astated regions and then at the end
of the year after peace the allied
commission will investigate German
revenue and recommend the hm
Germany must pay.
The defects of this system are
fully realized, but it is also realized
that, there is slight chance of the al
lied and associated powers getting
together soon on any concerted pro
gram regarding indemnities, and in
asmuch as the world is crying for
peace the "big four" are practically
agreed it is better to end the war
and fix reparations afterward than
let financial problems hold up peace.
Can Not Enforce Annual Payments.
It can not be denied that there
will be practically no way of en
forcing Germany to pay yearly rep
aration bills after peace is signed, as
It is understood that neither Eng
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land, America or France would em-|
bark on another bloody and costly
war merely to obtain cash. Further-,
bound to have a bad effect on money)
markets everywhere and cause po
Htical tension while the financial
commision is deliberating and ree- 1
ommendlng a sum that should be
paid However, it seems the only
solution of the problem which has
been insurmountable for many
months, and it can not be denied that
time is a factor in reaching an agree
ment regarding the peace treaty. If
this course is followed it will be the
first peace treaty ever drawn _ up
where indemnities or reparations
are not specifically mentioned, as
heretofore the exact amount to be
levied always has been incorporated
In the treaty,.
Certain opinion here holds that
with Germany arrogant and not ad
mitting defeat and steadily drifting
toward bolshevism it will be impos
sible ever to collect any sums be
yond such cash payments as Belgium
and northern France obtain from the
German gold reserve, part of which
has been already placed In a Brus
sels bank for the payment of food
Confer at Conipeigne Yesterday.
Melchier and Max Warburg are
among the German financiers at
Pont Saint Maxence to meet Davis.
Lament and other allied financial
experts today regarding the pay
ment for the food being shipped to
Germany by the allies. Both Mel
chier and Warburg will be members
of the German peace delegation, and
it is expected they will remain at
Chateau Plessis Villette, where they
are now housed, until the rest of the
German delegation arrives to receive
the peace treaty at Versailles. Allied
and German financiers will meet at
Compaigne today for the first confer
The "big four" yesterday discussed
reparations questions further and
also the Saar basin problem, which
is expected to be settled within a
few days following the principle that
the coal mines will be awarded to
France, but the Saar valley will re
main German owing to the fact that
Teutons predominate among the in
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er £ ss 'wort the properties
..^Albert expected to see Pres
lden WlI ™ n today, but the appoint
ment c ° uld aot be made Yesterday
°™ '° both being extremely busy
with other affairs,
ficials stationed at Danzig have rec
Danzig Problem Pending.
Danzig is still unsettled,
Marshal Foch Is expected to settle the
matter at a conference at Spa with the
German general, Von Hammerstein.
Reports received in Paris from Dan
zig indicate that the German popula
tion Is much excited over the possible
landing- of Polish troops there, and It
is feared riots and bloodshed may en
sue. It is understood the allied of
oramended against having
troops disembark there, and state
would be safer to use other ports
where the feeling does not run
high. With the settlement of
three questions—reparations, the Saar
basin and Danzig—the peace treaty
will be ready for drafting and of
three obstacles only the first two
serious hindrances, as it is under
stood the allies are ready to abandon
shipping the Polish divisions there
following General Pilsudski's latest
requests that supplies and munitions
are more needed than anything else.
It is, therefore, 'physically possible
that the peace treaty will be ready
be submitted to the Germans by April
Rev. W. H. Bridge, 'rector"of St.
Mark's church in this city, plans
take a three months' vacation this
summer, which he and his family will
spend on a visit to Scotland. They
plan to leave Moscow at the close
the University commencement. In
this connection Rev. Bridge desires to
correct a wrong impression which ap
pears to have gotten abroad among
hi£ acquaintances, to the effect that
he intends to leave Moscow perman
ently. He has requested The Star
Mirror to state that he has not inten
tion of leaving his work here, and ex
pects to return to it at the close of
the vacation period, nottwithstanding
he has received a most flattering offer
from Edinburg, Scotland, to occupy
the pulpit in one of the best churches
in that city.
Second class scout Clyde Anderson
was honored at troop meeting last
evening by receiving from the United
States Government an ace medal for
service in selling war saving stamps
during the war. The medal was pre
sented on behalf of the government
by W. F. Morgareidge, chairman of
the Victory Loan and war stamp
drives. Mr. Morgareidge gave a stir
ring address to the troop regarding
the highest duties of the youth of the
nation, and presented the ace medal
with the words, "I present to you,
Clyde Anderson, the medal upon the
behalf of the United States Govern
ment, the greatest and best govern
ment in the world, in recognition of
your services to that government dur
ing the greatest war in history."
Scout Anderson has also received a
Liberty Loan medal and a war stamp
achievement button from the govern
ment and is in line to receive three
palms to be added to his ace medal.
This is a record of scout achievement
which, we believe has not been equal
ed in this county, if in this part of
Lieutenant W. V. Halverson was an
honored visitor at the meeting, and
gave the troop some very fine
thoughts on the proper use of the uni
form, and upon the value of proper
organization. He also spoke briefly
regarding his war time experiences
and promised to give them at length
at another meeting.
The troop will take an over-supper
hike next Thursday evening. The
first division will leave at five-thirty
in charge of the scoutmaster. Those
who cannot start at this time, will
meet at headquarters with assistant
scoutmaster Paul Emerson to leave
at six-thirty. A paper chase will be
arranged for each division.
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The big drug store of Chastain's In
corporated at Lewiston, was swept by
fire at an early hour this morning
and at 3 o'clock the firemen had made
little headway in controlling the
flames. The fire .started in the base
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ment and broke out in a number of
places in the retail store. Burning
chemicals made the work of the fire
men difficult and dangerous and at 3
o'clock no estimate of the loss could
be made but frequent explosions and
the flooding of the retail store and
basement are expected to complete
the destruction of the stock nad fix
tures that escape the flames.
The stock carried by Chastain's In
corporated would range from $-10,000
to $50.000. Furnishings and equip
ment would easily invoice $25,000 and
the prescription files dating back for
more than 25 years are of inestimable
value. The insurance carried would
not exceed $50,000.
The cause of the fire is a mystery
but it is now believed that a fire was
smouldering in the basement of the
building during the greater part of
yesterday but was possibly in the fur
nace room or adjoining the basement
occu<ji&d by Chastain's for storage,
photo development and ice cream
making. Members of the selling force
in the drug store noted the odor of
burning materials several times yes
terday and several examinations of
the basement were made.
The firm had recently made large
expenditures in general improvements
and had organized large stock for a
special sale that was to begin this
morning. The drug store has been
generallj - recognized as one of the
most complete and one of the finest
in the west.
The committee on Returning Sol
diers and Sailors, of the Chamber of
Commerce, consisting of R. E. Neidig,
C. E. Boone, Dr. Boyd, Rev. Briggs
and Capt. Felkner, held a meeting
yesterday afternoon at the office of
the secretary.
The matter of assisting the sol
diers and sailors in perfecting a tem
porary organization has already
been formed with Don Robbins as
Owing to the flue ban the boys
have not been able to get together
and perfect their organization. Now
that the flu is on the wane they have
decided to hold a meeting at the
Chamber of Commerce lunch room,
across the street from the Hotel Mos
cow on Saturday next at 2 p. m.
The boys are very nxious to get
together and perfect an organization
which will be of dvantage to them
socially, financially and be a service
to their community and country.
R. E. Neidig, chairman of the com
mittee, and also chairman of the Red
Cross, in speaking of such an organi
zation urged its formation saying:
"It will be of great service to the vet
rans in innumerable ways, especially
it will be a means of expression of
their wishes in community activities,
socially and politically and will also
be a means of providing ways and
means by which the Red Cross, the
Federal Insurance Bureau, Employ
ment Services and like agencies can
co-operate in rendering assistance to
their members when neded."
Mr. Neidig requests that all sol
diers desiring information in refer
ence to insurance, bonuses, and delay
in allotments or compensation be re
ferred to L. F. Parsons, who is assist
ing the chairman of Home Service
Section of the Red Cross in rendering
assistance to the returning men.
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4* There will be a special meet- 4*
4* ing of the Chamber of Commerce 4*
4* at its rooms opposite the Hotel 4*
4* Moscow at 8:00 p. m., Friday, 4*
•F April 4th, for the purpose of dis- 4*
■F cussing the desirability of re- ■F
•F questing the city council to adopt 4*
4* the city manager plan of city 4*
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Prof. Geo. Isaman of Clarkston,
son-in-law of Mrs. D. Gerlough, visit
ed a short time in Moscow yesterday
on his way to attend the Inland Em
pire teachers association in Spokane.
Prof. Isaman teaches in the high
school at Clarkston.
At the election held yesterday
the question of issuing $170,000 bonds
for road improvement work in the
Genesee Highway district the propo
sition carried by a large majority, the
vote against the bonds being almost
negligible. The vote was 291 for and
only 22 against the bonds. The dis
trict is to be congratulated on this
practically unanimous verdict for im
The Washington ' men arrived in
high spirits after an interesting race
between the Orizaba and Liberator
from St. Nazalre. The Liberator, with
23 officers and 1146 men of the 363d
infantry. mostly from California,
started from the French port nearly
a week ahead of the Orizaba, which
carried two battalions and head
quarters of the 364th California, and
the 348th machine gun battalion,
headquarters, medical supply com
pany and ordnance detachments of
the 361st from Washington. The men
on the Orizaba had little hope of
catching their comrades from the west
on the Liberator, but there was great
rejoicing when the liberator was seen
at quarantine, and the troops from
the northwest had the laugh on the
ones from California when the Ori
zaba won the race to Hoboken as the
two vessels steamed neck and neck
up the bay. Mayor Rolph of San
Francisco went down the bay to greet
the troops from his city on the lab
era tor
NEW YORK.—Hundreds of soldiers
from Washington. Oregon and Idaho
arrived yesterday among detachments
from overseas totaling more than 20,
000 troops .the largest number to ar
rive in a single day since signing of
the armistice. , ■
era tor
General McDonald hi Command.
In command of the Orizaba's troops
was Brigadier General John B. Mc
Donald, headquarters 181st brigade
infantry, who was graduated from
West Point 43 years ago, and is an
old Indian campaigner, veteran of the
Spanish-American war and Filipino
insurrection in 1901. He has been
ordered to take command of the army
base at the Presidio, California.
General McDonald was with the 91st
all through its severe fighting and
he was generous in his praise of the
national army men from the north
west. The officers of the division
were just as loud in their praise of
the brigade commander. General Mc
Donald was awarded the distin
guished service cross, the British dis
tinguished service medal and the Bel
gian war cross.
The following Idaho men, members
of the famous 91st, are among the ar
rivals at New Yo rk :
Lieut. Lawrence E. O'Neall. Lewis
ton: Private William M. Frank, Wal
Captain Harold H. Burton, Boise
City, Idaho, regimental adjutant of
the 361st, reeelved the Belgian croix
de guerre for his bravery in action
during the time the division was at
tached to the allied army of libera
tion under King Albert of Belgium,
He was met at the pier by his father,
Alfred E. Burton, dean of the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology.
PARIS.—I cabled a fortnight ago
respecting Lloyd George's insistence
upon heavy reparation for Britain
and that the amount be fixed in the
treaty terms. This still is the ira
mediate sticking point in the peace
There are other ques
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(By Chas. H. Crasty)
tions of far greater magnitude, par
ticularly the guarantees of security
for France, but much responsiblity
for the present delay rests on Lloyd
George. He is said to be practically
alone in the British delegation in
pressing the reparation claim to such
extremes. He is making it a personal
matter and his position is the out
growth of campaign promises in the
parliamentary elections.
Our ccrdial relations with the Brit
ish are unaffected but the Americans
are surprised at the tenacity with
which the great premier holds to a
comparatively petty po'nt in the face
recent grave developments. They
are getting an Inside view of English
politics that is far from edifying.
Mrs. E. J. Armbrusten Is ill, suffer
ing with neuralgia at Gritman's hos
pital. She is reported as resting eas
President Heckathorn of the cham
ber of commerce has called a special
meeting of the chamber for 8 o'clock
Friday evening at the chamber
opposite the Hotel Moscow.
The suggestion made for a city
manager that appeared in the Star
Mirror several days ago has caused
considerable discussion among the
business men and it was deemed de
sirable that a meeting be held and the
sentiment of the people ascertained.
The following men when approached
on the subject said:
R. Hodgins—-Been in favor of it for
several years. Present methods of
handling community business out of
date. We now elect men to give
munity interest attention without
compensation and at a sacrifice of
their time and individual interests.
Then kick and abuse them for the
rifices made. Hire a business
and let him run the city on modem
business basis and pay him for taking
the kicks and abuse which are a nec
essary evil in city government.
C. J. Hugo—Under our present
plan our city affairs are everybody's
business, which means that they
nobody's business. Get a manager.
C. A. Hagan—The city manager
plan appeals to me. We are about to
expend several thousands dollars in
the construction of a septic tank. I
believe a
than his two years' salary on this
one J°b alone.
Harry Whittier—These is not a
business man in town who would at
tempt to run his individual business
along the lines provided for city gov
Fred Veatch.—Favor giving the
P lan a trial. This is a time of recon
struction and reorganization. Every
community is planning to forge for
ward - Moscow, to hold her own, must
get busy. A city manager paid for
. wou '" be a great help in plac
lnf g, T 0S wrïi* the front,
, , Willis. Heartily in favor of
th e plan. Present form of city gov
ernment develops towns in spasms
and spots- Community should be de
jelopeo aaa w hole and looking to its
future. 1 his can not be done under
ou ^P^? seI l t P lan -.
"• , • Morgareidge. City manager
a PP ea h> to me. Every community is
"? J 36 ed upon to do its pat
notic duty to our returning men,
manager can save more
meet their needs of employment, as
sist in taking care of the afflicted and
their dependents. A city manager
would assist greatly jn having these
matters given proper attention.
M. P. Miller.—A councilman or
mayor under the present form of gov
ernment can not afford to give city
affairs the necessary attention. The
success of a city manager would de
pend on the man—a good business
man could save, a poor one lose.
H. Melgard.—The city manager
plan has been found a great success
in towns of all sizes.
Three of the elder children of Mr.
and Mrs. K. C. Qualey. who reside in
the Little Potlatch neighborhood, had
1 a hearing in the probate court yes
! terday, on the complaint of some of
the neighbors. The boys during the
t > ear past at different times have had
altercations with some of the neigh
bors '. and at some of these occasions
abusive language would be used and
a threatening attitude of physical en
counter. A great number of the neigh
bors were present at the hearing and
the testimony disclosed that the boys
would carry fire-arms, of which they
had quite a collection, two revolvers
and five or six rifles.
The latest difficulty was with a
j neighbor, named Hatten, who one day
was throwing out squirrel poison in
his field, when the boys approached
him and told him not to put out any
more poison. And one of the boys hit
Mr. Hatten over the arm on which he
carried his bucket of poison, so that
the poison was spilled on the ground
and the Qualey boys then demanded
that he collect the poison,
linquent and upon the promise exacted
from them in the presence of all the
witnesses, never to give cause for
complaint again, they were permitted
to go on parole. Violation of the terms
of parole will send the boys to the
industrial training school.
A complaint charging battery has
been filed in the probate court by
Rose B. Nelson against Andrew Wil
mot of Kendrick.
The Inland Hide & Junk company
has filed an action in the probate
court against H. Cohen, alias John
Cohen, asking for judgment in the
sum of $285 with interest and costs.
Plaintiffs allege that they sold the de
fendant horses, wagon and harness
for $200 and also loaned him money.
A writ of attachment was issued in the
Judge Nelson adjudged the boys de
In the district court an action for di
vorce has been filed by Bange Dyer
against Stella Dyer, charging cruel
and inhuman treatment .
Say,Young Fellow with "Doug'
Fairbanks at Orpheum tonight.

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