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The Daily 8tar-Mirror
The nerviest thing that has yet come from Germany is the announcement
that the country that started the war, ravished Belgium and Serbia, and
destroyed a large section of fertile France, sunk hospital and passenger
ships, bombarded hospitals, schools and churches, will ask indemnity of the
allied governments for damage done to Germany by aerial raids and the
occupation of Germany territory.
Turkey is said to be in a bad way and Armenian massacres are expected
to begin in sections of Turkey within a short time.
Conflicting reports of the Bolsheviki come in today's dispatches, with one
report saying the Bolsheviki have been victorious over a wide front, an
other saying they are disintegrating and still others telling of other condi
tions. The reports seem about as reliable as the bolshevists.
Italy is having serious internal troubles, and a number of persons have
been killed in riots resulting from strikes.
The stories told by cable and telegraph today follow:
Germany Will Demand Indemnity.
PARIS.—(Havas News Agency.)—Germany intends to claim indemnity
from the allies, according to the Frankfurt Gazette, which says that the
German negotiators at Versailles will ask payment for damages sustained
from aerial attacks, from occupation of German territory by allied troops,
and for delay in concluding peace, causing the prolongation of Bolshevik
and Spartacan trouble.
Bavarian Troops Advance on Munich.
BERLIN, Wednesday.—(By Associated Press.)—A large force of Bavarian
troops, with artillery and mine throwers, began an advance on Munich yes
terday morning, according to the Tagblatt, It is not known whether a de
cisive battle will be fought.
German Agent Fires Loaded Transport.
BOSTON.—The German agent allowed on board the transport Patricia td
look out for German property, attempted to set fire to the vessel last night
as it was nearing Boston with over 2,000 American soldiers on board, ac
cording to Major Frank W. Cavanaugh, of the 102nd field artillery, who
is one of the officers aboard.
Italian Situation is Reported Grave.
MILAN, Italy .—Four persons were killed and several wounded during
disorders here Wednesday, incident to clashes between socialists, and anti
socialist groups. The office of the newspaper Avanti was wrecked in the
fighting. Workmen of Milan, Turin and Genoa, the principal manufactur
ing cities of northern Italy, began a 24-hour strike today.
£ Conflicting Reports of the Bolsheviki.
COPENHAGEN.—Bolshevism in Russia is giving away to the new "Bour
geoisie" according to the director of the Moscow Red Cross committee, who
has arrived here. Premier Lenine and War Minister Trotzky are trying to
reach an understanding with the moderate elements of Russia.
Say Bolsheviki Are Successful.
LONDON.—Continued successes for the Russian soviet forces along al
most the whole Russian front from the Baltic to the Black sea are claimed
in a Russian official wireless dispatch received here today.
Bolsheviki Murder 1800 Persons.
LONDON.—Eighteen hundred persons, including 400 women, were mur
dered by Bolsheviki at Ufa, according to a telegram from Omsk.
Turkish Situation Causing Alarm.
LONDON.—It is learned here that the situation in Turkey is causing
grave anxiety. Internal disorders are rife, according to reports from Rear
Admiral Webb, R. N. At Constantinople it is feared there will shortly be
an outbreak of massacres of the Armenian population on a large scale.
One hundred years before Christ
300,000 Germans invaded France, mur
dering, burning, pillaging as they
went. At Aixen-Provence they were
stopped and defeated. They sued for
peace and swore they would never
•do it again. Sixty years afterward j
240,000 Germans invaded the Jura !
district of France. Six years later
400,000 German invaded the territory
between the Meuse and the Oise. They
were beaten. They swore they would
never do it again.
Sixty years before Christ the Ger
invaded the left bank of the
Two hundred and thirty years
after Christ the Germans
France. They were beaten,
swore they would never do it again.
Twenty years later another invasion,
another defeat, another solemn pledge
"never again."
basin was Invaded by the Germans ; in
275 Northeastern
Langues was pillaged.
beaten and they swore "never
In 351 they reconquered the
In 364 they
In 274 A. D. the Rhine
France. In
The invaders
left bank of the Rhine.
- devastated Lyons, in 360 Besancon. In
364 they Invaded and plundered Bel
Here is the chronology of the subse-
quent invasions: 372, 382, 400, 410, 413,
800, 858, 978, 1124, 1214, 1513, 1521,
1623, 1636, 1544, 1552, 1653, 1567, 1669,
1576, 1587, 1636, 1674, 1675, 707. 1708,
1744, 1792, 1793, 1814, 1816, 1870, 1914.
Thirty-three invasions in a little oyer
1600 years, an average of one invasion
every fifty years.
- Whenever they were successful, tne
Germans celebrated with unspeakable
atrocities. Whenever they were beat-
they swore they would never do It
-again. ,
"Le Matin," which prints the above
statistics, recalls that three days be-
-fore the outbreak of the world war
Herr Haase, the German socialist
leader, solemnly declared at Bruseels
that the Germman proletariat would
Three days
oppose war to the utmost,
later Herr Haase voted for the war
Four and a half years ago, the Ger
agaln invaded France. Again
And now they
they were beaten,
swear they will never do it again.
New York Tribune.
Fifty-five members of the exten
sion workers staff of Washington
State College, at Pullman, visited the
University of Idaho Wednesday af
ternoon and inspected every depart
ment of the big school They spent
as much time as possible at the agri
cultural college and in the animal
i husbandry, farm crops, poultry, hor
1 ticultural and other agricultural de
; partments, but -they visited the de
partments of bacteriology, mining
: and home economics. The visitors
; were given a dainty lunch of hghr
j refreshments by Miss Hyde's class
I in cookery. Before leaving they ex
i pressed themselves as delighted with
j what t hey saw and w j t h the splendid
, showing made by every department
0 f t he university,
Mrs. Warpey May.
Florence Belle Webster was born
March 29, 1882, at Bethel, Sullivan
county. Pennsylvania. Came to Ida
ho with her parents in 1902.
July 3, 1907, was united in mar
raiage with Warney May, son of Frank
May of American Ridge, a well-known
farmer of Latah county. To this union
was born a son, Jasper Frank May,
now 10 years of age. She had ex
pressed a desire to live until this
son was 10 years of age and the Lord
has granted it.
Belle Wehester confessed Christ at
the age of 12 and has maintained a
living faith, ever ready to lend a will
ing hand. As she had considerable
musical ability she was a great help
in the Christian service as long as
health would permit.
Mrs. May had suff^Ied for several
years with the malady which caused
her death April 12, 1919. The fu
neral was conducted at the American
Ridge church, April 15, by Rev. J. C.
Gregory, the pastor, assisted by Dr.
Smith of Kendrick in the presence of
large concourse of friends, as Mr.
and Mrs. May have lived on Amer
ican Ridge continuously since their
marriage. A large auto procession
accompanied the funeral car to the
Moscow cemetery and was there met
by Moscow friends and a last oppor
tunity was given for them to view the
remains before interment took place.
Mr. May, being In ill health, by di
rection of his physicians, was at
Mineral Springs, London, Oregon; by
telegraph he was apprised of the
death of his wife and reached home
on Monday.
The deceased leaves her husband,
little' son, and her mother, Mrs. W. W.
Wilcox, and sister, Mrs. Mina David
other relatives and many friends
The beautiful
to mourn her death,
casket was carried by Ben Callison,
Edgar Kent, Wm. Watt, Robt. Cain,
Clifford Davidson, Eddie Deobald, Ben
Cummings, Jim ' Cain. The profusion
of lovely flowers testified to the many
friends of the deceased.
+ + + + + + + +
-—- +
MEXICO CITY.—(By Associ- 4«
+ ated Press.)—General Audeliano +
+ Blanquet, war minister in Presi- +
+ dent Huerta's cabinet, who was ♦
♦ recently reported to have land- ♦
♦ ed at Vera Cruz, was killed yes- +
+ terday in a fight near Chavaxtl, +
+ a village in that region, accord- +
♦ ing to press reports from Vera ♦
♦ Cruz, quoting a report from +1
+ General Francisco Lurquize, +1
♦ chief of the military operations +
+ in the region of Cordova and ♦
♦ Orizaba. +
4 i 4 , 4*4 , 4 , 4 i 4 , 4*4*4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 ,
A very interesting session of the
chamber of commerce was held Tues
day. Dean Iddiugs of the agricultur
al committee made report for that
committee and stated that the com
mittee had met and made survey of
its field of activities. He stated that
it was the sense of the committee that
probably the most important thing
that çould be taken up by this com
there was now a national move on
foot to attract people to the farms
and to provide homes for the return
ing soldier boys and the committee
urged that steps be taken to interest
people in this section of the country
and recommended that literature be
prepared, setting forth its advantages,
for distribution.
He stated that the electric line of
the Inland Empire system into Mos
cow was of great importance tb the
farmers, that this road was now in
the hands of a receiver and its fu
ture was in question,
tee recommended that the chamber,
if possible, take steps looking into
the disposition of this property so
that the same might not be junked
and the value of the service rendered
to the. farmer done away with.
He called the attention to the rapid
development of the pea industry and
suggested that dissemination of in
formation of the results secured by in
dividual farmers. He also called at
tention to the increased interest in
the growing of corn and stated that
corn growing is a direct advantage in
handling of summerfallow problems
and corn growing would become,
eventually, a very important industry
this section. That a short time ago
there was shipped out of Culdesac,
Idaho, the first car of cattle that had
been corn fattened, In the state of
The commit
He stated that the committee had
under consideration the matter of
farm labor and that it would be to
the distinct advantage of the farmers
if the municipalities and good roads
districts of the county would minimize
the work done on the improvements
made during the harvest period; that
,the chamber of commerce could be
of material assistance to the farmers
if they would use their influence with
the- various municipalities in dimin
ishing the amount of labor consumed
durng harvest time. The committee
also recommended for distributing a
digest of the enactments o^the recent
legislature that effects the farmers.
The report of Mr. Iddings was re
ceived with great favor by the cham
ber and referred to the board of di
rectors for its action.
President Lindley, who has just re
turned from the coast, called the at
tention of the chamber to the fact
that the state of Washington had ap
pointed a state board to take up the
matter of colonization and pointed out
that action must be taken by Idaho
and the various communities therein
if they desired to keep pace with other
states in the movement.
C. J. Hugo, chairman of the 4th of
July committee, made report of the
action of that committee and announc
ed another meeting thereof would be
held on Thursday evening at the sec
retary's office at 7:30 p. m. and urged
that all persons interested be pres
ent. .
Captain Aspray, who has just re
turned home from over seas, was wel
corned by the chamber and responded
by giving a very interesting talk on
his experiences. Dr. Aspray paid a.
When Shoes Begin to Pinch
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very high tribute to the services rend
ered by the Y. M. C. A. He stated
! that naturally that some of the critic-
ism made of this organization were
[just, but on the whole they were very
; unjust.
I cial base bail committee, reported
I that the organization of a team was
i moving along very satisfactory and
[ that the men to provide a first class
| team were available to defend Mos
j cow's honor, that all that was neces
sary to make the team a success
would be the moral and financial
j support of the pubjic.
Prof. Soulen called the attention to
the basket ball supper to be held
| (hat levelling and urged all the people
: to dd honor to the boys that had done
Dr. McDaniel, chairman of the spe
so much for Moscow,
Jugge Morgareidge made
nounpement of Latah county's quota
in the sum of $610,000 and stated that
there would be a meeting of the Lib
erty Loan committee and "the Council
of Defense and the representatives
from the various outlying counties to
be held at the federal building at 1
o'clock on Friday to perfect plans of
putting Latah county over the top.
an an
WASHINGTON.—The sale of war
built merchant fleet began here to
day by the shipping board, with the
transfer of 15 wooden steamships to
Nacirema Steamship company of New
York, at a price of $660,000 for each
vessel. This i? an average of $146
per top, dead weighty
r i
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church held their annual all-day
^ueeting, Tuesday in the church an
The lower floor being given
over to the dinner, which was served
at noon to over one hundred people
and proved a most sumptuous feast.
The long tables spread with snowy
linen and made attractive with the
spring Lowers, added just the color
ing to delight the eye and make it all
just fitting.
The afternoon was given to the pro
gram of the month, with Mrs. J. W.
Clarke presiding,
service Mrs. B. T. Byrns talked on
the Benefits and Importance of Pray
After devotional
Miss Moody presented the needs of
our colleges and institutions, so dis
rupted and ravaged by war, as doubly
needing assistance at this time.
Consider and
Hear Me," responding with, "Teach
Me to Pray" which was very sweet
and effective.
A paper on The Gift of Service by
Mrs. Harold Axtell, gave us just the
right thoughts, at a time when serv
ice counts so much.
The . report of the Presbyterial giv
en by its president, Mrs, Wayne S.
Snoddy, was a revelation and an in
spiration to each of us. This was the
closing number of the day's program.
This meeting was one of the best we
have ever held, the combined interest
and enthusiasm, bespeak a wonderful
future for our department of the
church and brings to the New Era a
radiant hope.
Miss Beuch sang,
W. H. Cherpillod, who was honored
by Governor Davis by being appoint
ed one of eight delegates from Idaho
to attend the convention suggested
by the late Theodore Roosevelt short
ly before his death, to organize the
world's war veterans into a national
association, leaves this evening for
Boise. The convention meets at St.
Louis on May 18, but the Idaho dele
gates were called to Boise to meet
with ^lajor C. M. Booth, of Pocatello
for a consultation, on April 19. Mr.
Cherpillod will return to Moscow
some time next week. He is sergeant
major of the Moscow camp of Great
War Veterans.
EAST CHURCH, England.— *
4* Major J. C. P. Wood, British +
♦ aviator who will attempt a trans- +
4" Atlantic flight from Ireland, an- ♦
* nounced his intention this morn- 4*
4* ing of flying to Limerick, Ire- 4*
4* land, this afternoon.
4* present improved weather con- 4 1
4* ditions continue he said he would 4*
4" start a flight across the At- ♦
4* lantic tomorrow.

The question that the people of Mos
cow want to decide is whether it will
be a good investment for Moscow to
employ a manager to handle Its bust
ness. The question is . purely an
economical and financial one, and is
not political. If a manager, devoting
all his time to the city's business, can
save money and give better service to
the taxpayers they will want it. If
not they will not want to make a
J. G. Gibson calls The Star-Mirror's
attention to the fact that the ordin
ance published in this paper Tuesday.
providing for a manager for Moscow
one he had introduced three years
ago, when he was mayor and that he
had made Levy Hammond purchasing
agent for Moscow, which was along
the lines of the managerial form of
government, in placing the purchas
ing of supplies and necessities in the
hands of one person with authority to
act „,. We had thought the ordinance
puBhshed was a sample of the one
which will be introduced if the people
adopt the managerial form of govern
ment, but Mr. Gibson says it is an
ordinance the council introduced
when he was mayor fbom 1916 to 1917,
and is not a new ordinance at all.
La Grande tikes Manager,
Today R. W. Morris, councilman for
the Third ward, received a letter from
Dr. H. S. Brownton. president of the
If the 4*
La Grande commission, which will be
read with interest by Moscow citizens.
The letter follows:
La Grande, Ore., April 13, 1919.
Mr. R. W. Morris,
Moscow. Idaho.
Dear Sir: In answer to your
questions of April 5th, will say that
our population Is about 6500 or 7000.
We have had the commission-man
agerial form of government for about
five years. Our city manager is re
ceiving a salary of $1800 a year.
He has complete charge of city af
fairs. We look to him for results,
and place the blame with him. if there
is any. He has the appointment of all
city officials excepting the municipal
I consider this system a great sa
ving over the ordinary council form
of management and a good manager
should certainly more than save his
salary. Tf you can keep politics out
of it, it is a splendid system. Other
wise perhaps no better than the
"Council Form of Government."
Will send you one of our charters,
... . , , ,
through its secretary, had also writ-,
ten to La Grande to ask about the
city manager plan and received the
following letter from John Collier,
manager. It seems from the letter
heads of thb city of La Grande, that
theie are three commissioners and
these employa manager. Mr. Collier s
letter follows:
Respectfully yours,
President of Commission.
The Moscow Chamber of Commerce,
La Grande, Ore., April 12. 1919.
Secretary. Moscow Chamber of Com
Dear Sir: Answering your inquiry
regarding our form of city government
and what it has accomplished for La
Grande, would say:
It has in five years practically wip
ed out a floating debt of $110,000
which prior to that had been increas
ing every year.
It has enabled us to handle the city's
business at less cost per annum- with
more efficiency.
Tt has increased the efficiency in
practically every department, largely
elimniating "politics," and helped to
place responsibility.
The commission-manager form of
government is based on the principle
the borporation and if conducted in
the same manner will be as efficient
any other corporation.
T am. mailing you copy of our char
ter which will give a general idea of (
form as adopted by this city. If I
can be of any further service will be
glad to do so upon request.
Yours truly,
Manager City of "La Grande.
Two Aviators Killed.
VENICE, Cali.—Two aviators were
killed here today when an airplane
fell. The fliers are unidentified and
is undecided whether they are
civilians or army men.
Two full tickets will be on the of
ficial ballot at the city election to be
held next Tuesday, April 22, if J. R.
Strong, city clerk, obeys the order
served on him this afternoon. The
order was issued by Probate Judge
Nelson and commands Clerk Strong
to print Upon the official ballot un
der the title "Independent Ticket" the
names of the men nominated for city
offices by petition presented to him
at 9:15 last Saturday night. The petl-«
tion was presented by C. A. Tenwick,
who applied to the probate court for
a writ of mandamus to require the ac
ceptance and filing of the ticket and
the publication of the names of the
candidates, as required by law, and
(he printing of these names on the of
ficial ballots, for the city election.
The order was issued and was served
on Judge Strong this afternoon.
It remains to be seen whether the
order will be obeyed. As The Star
Mirror goes to press it Is reported,
that ft consultation Of city officials is
being held to ascertain what action
shal > be , taben ' , Tf J « d g? Strong, who
is city clerk and police judge, and a
candidate for reelection on both He
bets, refuses to obey the order of the
probatq c-ôürt, further action in the
courts will follow, If he obeys the
order ^ w 9 tickets will be publlsh
® d tn , e official paper until election
f nd w ^ be on the official ballot to
J 56 Y°t ed next Tuesday, April 22. Fol
i° w m& are the candidates whose
naTnes Judge Strong is ordered to
print on the official ballot under the
F °£ cRy Cleîk^nd' ex-officio nolice
iu dge_J R Strong ex ^" icl ° p0llC °
For Councilman, First Ward-H. B.
Mickey and Geor ^ e Horton
For Councilman , gecond Ward _
G Stewart and Ed. Collins
Por Councilmen . Third Ward-Carl
The * tition of c A Ten wick t0
the court recites that the petitioner
lg cltlzGn an d voter of Moscow, La
tah county that the name8 given above
are thoge 0{ candidates dulv nom i n at
ed b petition with the requisite num
ber of signat ures and filed with the
, t clerk more than 10 days be t 0 re
the date get fQr the clty elec tion and
that the law requ ires that these names
appear on the offlclal ballot of the
city election on Tuesday, April 22,
1919 .
The weekly troop meeting night
wa s changed to Friday, beginning
next week. This week the meeting
| will be held at 6 o clock on Saturday
! night, so as not to interfere with
! Good Friday services. One patrol,
under direction of Assistant Scout
j master Paul Emerson, will try to
break through the picket line of the
other patrols under the scoutmaster.
After the chase the boys will cook
supper by camp fire.
The troop will assist the Victory
loan by distributing posters Saturday.
, All members of the troop who can
• t will report at 1:30 Saturday at
! th ^ £ defense office .
, There are onl tw0 or three plac . es
j left 0 in the troop and as no can
j didate F s will be a n 0 wed to take the
summer hi j- e who have not been in
^roop s j x ty days, any boys over
■ twelve or who will be twelve soon,
[that are willing to meet the require
( ments of scouting should hand in
at once.
The first inter-patrol contest closed
with the troop meeting Tuesday even
ing. The Bob White patrol won the
prize, a fire-making set.
Stinemates was individual point win
j their names
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en j n Uniontown Friday night, April
( 25. by Albert Bruegeman and John
Schlee, to which the general public
.is invited. Good music, a good floor
and a - good time are assured,
Moscow couples plan to attend the
There will be a wedding dance giv
Sewing Club Visits Pullman. .
The 1914 sewing club was invited
to spend today in Pullman as guests
of Mrs. Mary Bryden, a former mem
b er of the club. Those who went this
morning were Mrs. Casey, Mrs. R.
Woodworth, Mrs. Staples, Mrs. Giese,
Mrs. Draper, Mrs. M. W. Shoemaker,
Mrs. Shoemaker, Mrs. E. Christenson,
Mrs. Heckathorn, Mrs. M. Young and
Mrs. P. R. Gray,
DES MOINES, Iowa.—The Iowa
house of representatives ended its in
vestigation of the Rathbun case at
today by criticising Attorney
General Hanver for activities in the
case, after having censured Governor
Harding last night for his connec
tion with the affair.

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