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The Daily Star-Mirror
WASHINGTON.—Figures on the latest status of the military forces in
Europe, General March announced today, show that the armies of the central
powers, as now organized, constitute about 15 per cent of their total strength
when the armistice was signed, while the allied forces still organized, com
prise 75 per cent of their total strength November 11. Official dispatches
show the aggregate strength of the central powers now 1,125,000 men as
against a combined strength November last of 7,630,000. The allied armies,
in November, totaled 13,663,000, of which only 25 per cent has been demob
ilized. *
Use Danzig as Port for Return to Poland.
PARIS.—(Havas.)—Marshal Foch has telegraphed the allied governments
that the right to use Danzig as a port for return to Poland of the Polish
troops in France, has been formally upheld in a conference with- the German
Archangel Situation Well in Hand.
WASHINGTON.—Declaring the Archangel situation, from a military point
of view, wéll in hand, General March said today, it was "incrediblq that the
allied force there can be driven into the sea by anybody." It was an
nounced that it is the plan of the war department to have the American
forces out of that portion of Russia by the end of June.
Bring Draft Evaders to Justice.
TACOMA.—The first three rarests of what is planned by federal and
military authorities to be a wholesale campaign to -bring to military justice
all wartime draft evaders, has been made in Montana, and soldier guards
will leave Camp Lewis today to bring them to camp. They will be tried
by general court martial for desertion in time of war. Hundreds of arrests
of draft evaders as deserters are expected soon.
President's Condition Improves.
PARIS.—President Wilson slept until after 9 a. m. and it is announced that
he is better and might sit up later today. With Sunday's rest it is believed
possible that he might attend Monday's meeting of the council of four.
A message received today at the White House in Washington from Rear
Admiral Grayson, the president's physician, said: "President better this
morning, but confined to bed. No cause for worry."
Southern Russian Situation Worse.
LONDON.—The situation in southern Russia has recently become dis
tinctly worse from the allied viewpoint, mainly due to the shortage of food,
according to the Press Association. It is not feared that military reasons
will compel the allies to evacuate Odessa, but it is said that there is a pos
sibility that the city may become so short of food as to be unable to sup
port the occupying force.
Ask $2,000,000,000 for Belgium at Once.
PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)—Belgium's case has been laid before
the peace conference by the most distinguished advocate Belgium could have
King Albert has been in Paris for the last three days and in
conferences with the representatives of the great powers has out
lined the needs of his country and told of the steps that must be taken im
mediately if Belgium is to be restored.
King Albert had long conversations with President Wilson, Colonel Ed
ward M. House, Premier Clemenceau
Before Council of Four.
These conversations led up to his appearance before the council of four
Informally the proceedings of the council were related to the president.
King Albert of Belgium, who presented his country's case to the council
today, made an excellent impression, but is understood to have been given
promises. The Czecho-Slovak question was again discussed today, as was,
Board to Study Reparation.
The council of four has appointed a committee consisting of L. P. Loucheur,
French minister of reconstruction; Edwin Samuel Montague, British secre
tary for India, and John W. Davis,. American ambassador to Great Britain,
to put into definite form proposals for the solution of the reparation question.
The council resolved, for the sake of facilitating its work, that the de
cisions of the various commissions be sent directly to those engaged in
-r drafting the treaty. Colonel House at the close of the day said he was
pleased with the progress made and Captain Andre Tardieu of the French
delegation also expressed satisfaction.
House Represents Wilson.
With Colonel House in the place of President Wilson, the premiers met
this afternoon at the war office, but agreed to meet tomorrow at the presi
dent's house for the purpose of consulting him, if his condition has suf
ficiently- improved, should a question arise to make it necessary.
A member of the Belgian peace delegation told the Associated Press today
that, shorn of all its diplomatic niceties, what King Albert told the council
might be summarized thus;
"The time of promises has passed. If Belgium is to live the council
must act.
German Food Problem Serious.
PARIS, April 4.—(By Associated Press.)-—The food difficulties in Ger
many were by no means solved by the signing of the food agreement. Ton
is unavailable to move the required supplies and the available grain
short that it probably will be impossible to furnish the full
stocks are so
amount specified in the agreement for some time.
Herbert Hoover, director general of the interallied relief organization,
estimates he can furnish Germany 180,000 tons of grain during April. Ger
many estimates that the German grain and potato stocks will be exhausted
before June. Mr. Hoover expresses the belief that it is questionabl whether
food enough can be supplied to tide Germany over until the next harvest.
Proclaim Soviet Republic in Munich.
SPA._A soviet republic has been proclaimed in Munich. Bavaria, ac
cording to a wireless message received here by Mathis Erzberger, head of
armistice commission.
the German ,
Contractors Must Present Claims Before May 15.
WASHINGTON.—Assistant Secretary Crpweel gave notice today that
contractors desiring to adjust cancelled war contracts through the machinery
provided by the war department for that purpose, must present their claims
before May 15, next.
Says France Cannot Yield on Reparation Matter.
PARIS._(Havas.)—France cannot yield on the question of obtaining rep
before June. Mr. Hoove'r expresses the belief that it is questionable whether
conference situation regarding the French claims. "On all ter
the peace .
ritorial questions satisfactory agreement is being reached, Matin says, but
• concerning the reparation question, there is still a gap between what we are
offered and what we justly demand. The French government will be
this matter, and cannot sign a treaty which means bankruptcy
yielding in
to France."
American Troops Leave Italy.
GENOA, Friday.—(French Wireless Service.)—The last contingent of
American troops in Italy left herë today by steamer Dante Aleghieri.
C R. Tifft and H. A. Burnham, the
of Uncle Sam's soldiers
former one
and the latter a member of the navy,
are in Moscow in the interest of the
"Pacific Soldier and Sailor," a veter
ans' publication, the only one on the
Pacific coast published by the vet
erans of the recent war. The object of
the magazine, the first issue of which
appears under the date of April 5, is
to help the boys in uniform and to do
everything possible to counteract I
W. W. and Bolshevi conditions in the
territory covered.
The boys have letters from many
leading men in the Inland Empire, who
have examined their credentials, and
recommend the magazine unreserved
Is Fred S. Lane serving a 50-year
term in the state penitentiary for a
heinous crime which he never com
niitted, but to which he confessed 12
years ago to shield a younger brother?
James Lietch, parole officer of the
institution, declared to the state par
dons board, Wednesday afternoon that
Lane had so convinced him, and
recommended that Lane's sentence be
reduced from 50 to 30 years, but pro
tests from the committing judge, the
prosecuting attorney and interested
citizens caused the board to refuse to
alter the sentence, states an article
in Thursday's Statesman.
Lane pleading guilty July 26, 1907,
to a crime against a young girl, who
died the next month from the effects
of her ill treatment at the time of
the tragedy, and was sentenced in
Kootenai county to serve 50 years in
the penitentiary. The little girl who
was waylaid and assaulted positively
identified Lane as her assailant, ac
cording to the prosecuting attorney's
Accuses Dead Brother.
The prisoner declares, however, that
his brother was the real criminal.
The brother died about a year ago
and as soon as Lane heard of the
death he told his story to the parole
officer at the penitentiary.
Until Lane can convince the citi
zens of the community where the
tragedy occurred that his story is true,
danuntil they bring pressure to bear
on the pardons board, he must con
tinue to serve his sentence. He has
38 years yet to serve, not counting
good time allotments.
About 10 years ago he befriended a
young man who was sent to the peni
tentiary. Since" then the young man's
parents, an aged couple living near
Ogden, Utah, have continually urged
the pardons board to release him that
he might make his home with them.
The five churches representing the
Moscow Ministerial association, will
observe Passion Week with services
each evening from the 13th to the
18th, inclusive. One service will be
held in each church and each of the
five pastors in the association will de
liver a sermon.
The 'plan for a united observance of
the week is a new one in Moscow, but
a most worthy one and there should
be a large attendance of the church
people of the community at each serv
Captain C. F. Magee of the Canad
ian army medical corps arrived here
today from south Idaho, where he has
spent some time. He is visiting at
the home of Dr. H. J. Smith and
other friends. Captain Magee expects
to return to Ontario to get his dis
charge and will then locate in Mos
cow as a practicing physician.
He was engaged actively with the
Canadian troops for two years aqd
seven months at the casualty clearing
station of the Ypres front, where the
soldiers were first brought in from
the fields. He was thus able to as
sist the fellows from the very first.
Captain Magee was early in the
,war and took part in the big drive
for Paris and saw vast stretches of
country that was absolutely deso
In one instance of a retreat of 32
miles the troops and civilians were
in chaotic confusion. On one side of
the road the troops and ammunition
were hurrying to the front and on
the other side, civilians, supplies and
ambulances were hastening in the op
posite direction to escape the oncom
ing Hun.
Captain Magee spoke to the school
children this afternoon and the pupils
were delighted with his war experi
We are pleased to have Dr. Magee
like Moscow enough to choose it for
his home.
All Fools' Day
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E M PL O YM E N T O F FI ( ' E
The meeting of the base ball com
mittee of the chamber of commerce
consisting of Dr. J. A. McDaniel, C. E.
Walks, Rev. Dean Hamilton, John
Humphrey and Coach Bleamaster, was
held yesterday and the matter of the
organization of a base ball team and
base ball league between the cities of
Lewiston, Moscow. Colfax and Pull
man was discussed.
It was suggested that a league be
formed and twilight ball be played in
each town at least once every two
That the business firms of the cities
be asked to furnish the suits, said
suits to bear the name of the firm
furnishing same and be a source of
advertisement of the firm. It was al
so suggested that the business houses
of the various towns be asked to
close on the evenings that the game
was scheduled in the various towns
at 4 p. m. giving opportunity for the
clerks and office people to attend the
The committee considered the first
step necessary in carrying out this
plan was to ascertain the amount of
baseball material available in Mos
cow and the territory contiguous there
to an dto this end the following com
mittee was appointed to canvas the
territory and have a meeting of all
base ball players and fans at the U.
S. employment office on Monday eve
ning, April 7 at 8 o'clock.
Any persons who have had any base
ball experience are urged to attend
this meeting. It is the plan to have
the teams in the league composed of
local players and not professional
men brought in from outside which
would incur great amount of expense.
Lewiston has already organized its
team and has intimated that they
would be glad to join in such a league
aifci the matter has been discussed to
some extent in Pullman and Colfax.
BOISE.-—The department of public
investment, which has taken over the
investment and collection duties for
merly held by the state land board
and- register of that body, states that
on the first day of April there was de
credit of the land and investment ac
counts about $300,000, which the de
partment is anxious to get invested
in mortgage loans, on improved farm
lands and such school bonds as are
permissibly loaned on."
During the last two months of last
year and in January, 1919, loaning on
farm lands was almost wholly discon
tinued. In February and March a
number of loans were made aggregat
ing something like $100,000. Applica
tions for loans to the amount of $75.
000 to $85,000 possibly, are now in
process of appraisement, and school
bond offerings will be made this
month of possibly $150,000.
Regarding farm loans the policy of
the department whenever money is at
hand will be to make speedy appraise
ment and determination, so that those
who ask for loans will not be subject
to wearisome delay.

Big Drop in Grain Sacks.
Grain sacks, are selling at 12 ^c,
while one year ago the price was 28 y 2 c,
according to a Colfax dispatch.
•F A wire received by Superin- 4*
•F tendent Rich, states that the ■F
4= Moscow high school basket ball 4*
•F team won from the Kalispel *F
+ team, holders of the Montana 4*
•F championship, last night, by a ♦
■F score of 38 to 22. The teams 4*
■F will play again tonight.
■F The Moscow team first won +
* the Idaho and eastern Washing- *F
* ton championship. A challenge +
4* from the Bellingham team was 4 1
4* accepted, the team winning both *F
•F games at that place last week, 4*
4> which gave it the northwest' 4*
4- championship. News of tonight's 4*
4* game with Kalispel will be eag- 4 1
4- erly awaited in Moscow.
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The following telegi-am was 4
•F received last evening from 4
•F Washington, D. C.:
•F "Mrs. Mary C. Hawley, Moscow, 4*
4* Idaho:
"Deeply regret to inform you 4*
4- that Private Ira A. Hawley, in- +
* fantry, is officially reported as 4*
4* missing in action since May 25. 4*
4* Letter follows. Harris, the Ad- 4
•F jutant General."
4* This is the first official notice 4*
•F received from Washington indi- 4
•F eating that any mishap had +
■F come to Mr. Hawley, although 4
•F his relatives have received no 4*
•F word from him since last May, "F
•F just befox'e the battle of Chat- *F
•F igny. 'As has been reported, 4»
•F diligent search in every possible +
■F channel has been made to find 4*
•F trace of Mr. Hawley but no 4
♦ record until recently has been 4*
•F officially given.
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University Tonight
will be
The Latah County Sunday School
association will meet in convention
next Friday. April 11, in the Christian
church, this city.
eral secretary of the Inland Empire
Sunday School association,
present and will deliver an
The Rev. James Dickson, a full blood
Nez Perce Indian, will be one of the
speakers. Three sessions will be held,
one at 10 o'clock a. m., one at 2 p. m.
Delegates are
E. C. Knapp, gen
and one at 7:30 p. m.
expected from every # Sunday School in
the county.
Dean J. G. Eldridge is president of ;
the Latah county association and Mrs. j
A. J. Darr, secretary.
inmn irim COMMISSION i
The Initial hearing in north Idaho ]
by the commission of investigation, (
under the newly created department •
of agriculture, is taking place today
at Morrell hall, the sessions to con- [
tinue through tomorrow. The princi- !
pal subject under consideration at the '
the ,
meeting is the laws governing
grading, storing and handling of grain, j
the object of the commission being to |
make these laws effective.
The meeting is conducted by D. S. j
Wallace of Lewiston, recently appoint- j
ed deputy commissioner of agrieul- j
ture for Idaho, whose territory em-1
braces the 10 northern counties, and
George Cowgill of Grangeville, A. S.
Lyon and George Sievers, of this city
and Dean Iddings of the University of
Idaho, members of an advisory board
to cooperate with Mr. Wallace. A )
number of farmers, warehouse men
and elevator men are present to con
sult with the above men regarding the
all-important matter of handling the
grain crop. The meeting is open to
all citizens who may be interested.
was given over to
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4" Dr. E. H. Lindley Heads , ♦
Northwestern Association ♦
-• ji j.
President E. H. Lindley of the t
W- University of Idaho was honored
4 1 yesterday at Spokane by elec- 4"
4- tion to the presidency of the +
♦ Northwestern Association of ♦
4* University, College and Normal ♦
4* School presidents. Dr. Lindley ♦
♦ spent the greater part of the ♦
+ week in Spokane in attendance ♦
4» at the meeting of the Inland ♦
4* Empire Teachers' association, ♦
4* before which body he delivered ♦
4* an address Wednesday. * I
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the discussion of matters affecting the
agricultural interests of this district,
but no definite action will be taken un
til tomorrow.
Buys Clarkston Home.
Frank Bruegeman, who lives south
of Moscow, returned yesterday from
a trip to Lewiston and Clarkston,
during which he purchased a well im
proved ■ 10-acre tract in the latter
town. The purchase was made for
'a home, it being his intention to re
tira from active work this fall.
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A special meeting of the chamber
of commerce was held last night at the
chamber rooms, where the matter of
adopting the city manager plan of city
government was discussed.
Prof. H. T. Lewis of the department
of economics, addressed the gathering
and compared the city management
plan with the plan now in vogue. He
stated that that form of government
was best which permitted the carry
ing out of the wishes of the people
with the least amount of expenditure,
of energy and money. He showed that
the mayor and city council plan with,
ments tended to make the city's bus
iness to be handled in a loose and un
cordenated manner that there was a
great division of responsibility, slow
ness of operation of the machinery
provided for this plan.
To overcome the difficulties, to re
duce friction and to speed up the work
of municipal business the city man
ager plan had been devised and that
this plan was no more or less than the
plan utilized by large corporations in
conducting their business: That in
this plan the mayor and city council
represented the board of directors and
the city manager, the superintendent
or manager of the corporation.
He stated that the city manager plan
had been adopted by a large number
of cities throughout the United States
and had been found to be very desir
able and efficient in towns of all
sizes. Asked the question of whether
or not it would be efficient and ef
fective in a town the size of Mos
cow, he pointed to the city of La
Grande, Oregon, where the plan had
been in effect for a number of years
and had proved highly satisfactory.
La Grande is a town about the size of
Moscow. He pointed out that in com
paring one plan of government with
another the standard of comparison
should be the service rendered and not,
the amount of money expended by the
the one plan over the other. He also
pointed out that the effectiveness and
eficiency of any plan of government
was the personal of the officers.
A general discussion of the proposi
tion was had among the individuals
present. A motion was made and un
animously carried that it was
sense of those present that Moscow
should give the manager plan a trial.
the matter
T. H.
and stated that he was not yet con
vinced that the manager plan would
be desirable, but suggested that the
people be permitted to express their
wishes on the proposition by taking an
Informal ballot thereon at the coming
city election. Mr. Bartley left prior
to the vote on the above motion,
It was suggested that further dis
cussion of the matter be had at the
regular chamber of commerce meeting
no Tuesday next and Prof. H. T. Lewis
was requested to address the chamber
at that time.
A S " Frost of the ,daho Garage &
Motor company, received a telegram
Fri(Jay from the secretary of the Olds
mobile distributing agency at Spo
kane, dated at Lansing, stating that
he was visiting the factory for the
purpose of urging the necessity of
supplying more cars for the Inland
Empire trade. The message stated
that he had been assured that every
effort would be made to supply the
Road Rules For Motorists.
"Road and traffic laws vary in dif
ferent localities, says A. S. Frost of
the Idaho Garage & Motor company,
local dealer in Chevrolet passenger
cars and trucks. It is. therefore, im
possible to set down a complete list
of rules which may be followed this
summer when touring all parts of the
country. The following are some of
the rules which are practically uni
versal in all parts of the United
States :
"In meeting a vehicle going in an
opposite direction pass to the right.
"Always stop with the right side of
the car next to the curb. If it is
necessary to turn around to do this, it
should be done.
"Never turn around or turn off onto
another road without making abso
lutely sure that there are no other
vehicles behind you.
"Never enter upon street car tracks
without making sure that no car is
directly behind you—no matter how
sure you feel, look and see.
"Do not cross the street car or
steam railroad tracks without making
sure that it is absolutely safe to do so.
"In crowded traffic do not apply
the brakes suddenly unless it is abso
lutely necessary. It may be that the
vehicle following cannot stop as quick
ly as you can. If this is the case, a
collision is sure to result.
«on wet asphalt streets or slippery
roa( j s ,j 0 no t apply the brakes sud-
denly unless absolutely necessary. If
the t, ra kes are applied suddenly un
^er these conditions a bad skid is sure
tQ pgg^t
"when you have reached a point
w'hen you intend turning or stopping.
always make your intention known to
the driver following before you reach
that po i nt .
"When you intend stopping, or, in
crowded traffic, slow up, always make
your intention known to the driver in
your rear by holding your arm out the
side of the car in a horizontal posi
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