The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO,
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1919
MANY THOUSANDS TO IDLE LIST
The strike wave is spreading and has reached the Pacific coast. Ship
yard workers struck today and many plants are idle. The steel strike seems
to be about at a standstill. All plants are crippled and some are closed.
Others that closed when the strike was first called, have been reopened with
a portion of the crews and are operating short handed. In some plants men
are returning. If one can believe the statements issued, the situation
the steel strike seems to be slightly better, for the strikers report no addi
tions to the number of men out, while the steel mills report many hundreds
as having returned.
Judge Gary, president of the United States Steel Corporation, was on
witness stand before the senate investigation committee and exploded
of the most sensational stories told by John Fitzpatrick and other witnesses
for the strikers to the effect that the steel corporation had ordered a woman
murdered to terrorize the strikers. Judge Gary's statement follows:
Head of Steel Trust Testifies.
WASHINGTON.—(By the Associated rPess.)—Denying that the United
States Steel Corporation mistreated its men, Judge Elbert H. Gary, chairman
♦f the corporation, told the senate steel strike investigating committee that
in hi* opinion there is no basic industry in the world which paid larger wages
than his company.
Denies Sensational Murder Story.
I have been charged that during the pending strike subsidiary companies
have been guilty of attacking and mistreating employes," said Judge Gary.
"There is not a vestiga of truth in the statement. Photographs were dis
played here and it was said a woman was killed. This photograph has been
poited all over America with a line over it saying that it is the body of Miss
Fannie Sellens, gboulishly mistreated by steel trust's fiendish crew. She
was shot at Breckenrldge,, Pennsylvania. We have no works there and
men there. If she was killed it was without even the knowledge of the steel
-corporation or any of its employes."
Contradictory Claims Are Made.
PITTSBURGH.—With labor leaders advancing the claim that all plants
■the Pittsburgh district have been crippled by the steel workers strike, and
the employers maintaining that more men are returning to work and the
mills are operating on full time, the strike situation remains virtually un
No Change at Chicago.
CHICAGO.—No extensive change in the steel strike in the Chicago dis
trict, as the walk-out entered Its tenth day.
Gary Strikers Return to Work.
GARY, Ind.—About 400 strikers returned to work at the plant of the Indiana
Steel Company here today. Corporation officials said they have more than
4000 men at work and are operating every department on a basis of 36 per
cent capacity. Labor leaders dispute this claim but give no figures.
Shlpyard Strike on Pacifie Coast.
SAN FRANCISCO.—Approximately 50,000 workers in the shipyards and
contract shops in the Bay region have struck, following the proposed sus
pension of the wage agreement.
Workers Ont at Southern Points.
LOS ANGELES.—A number of shipyard workers ht Long Beach and 8outh-'^k°
western shipbuilding plants In the harbor district struck to enforce demands
for wage increases. No estimates of the number of men out can be had.
Five Thousand Quit at Portland.
PORTLAND, Ore.—Union employes in all contract shops and two wooden
shipbuilding yards strtick today. Union leaders estimated there are 5000
Small Number Go To Work At Tacoma.
TACOMA.—Few employes of the Todd shipyards here went to work this
morning. When the street cars and automobiles began carrying workmen
to the plant, speakers appeared on down-town corners and asked that tho
strike be made effective.
Seattle Workers Refuse to Strike.
Evidently Seattle shipyard workers had enough of the strike that failed
last spring, for they refused to join the strike today. An Associated Press
dispatch from Seattle says:
Seattle shipyards are being operated as usual, local shipyard unions having
decided last night to obey instructions of James O'Connell, vice-president of
the metal trades divisioon of the American Federation of Labor, to remain
Minnesota Miners Strike Today.'
ELY, Minn.—Demanding $6 wage, an eight-hour day, abolition of the con
tract system, and the release of all labor leaders from prison, 630 men em
ployed by the Oliver Mining Company, a United States Steel corporation sub
sidiary at Pioneer, and the Sibley mines here last evening went on strike.
British Parliament To Be Summoned.
LONDON.—William C. Adamson, chairman of the labor party in parlia
ment and leader 'of the opposition there, telepgraphed Lloyd George today
asking that parliament be summoned immediately to deal with the strike
TRB8IDENX WILSON SIGNS BILL
PASSED BY CONGRESS TO
FORM THE ORGANIZATION
A bill incorporating the American
Legion, passed by both the house and
the senate, has been signed by the
president and now the American
Legion, "an organization ot soldiers,
sailors and marines, formerly of the
military establishment of the United
States" is well on its way to complete
formation under the charter from the
After the St. Louis caucus in May,
which was attended by 1200 delegatee
from all states and territories of the
nation, the men returned to their
homes and began the work by holding
state conventions wh^re officers were
elected, constitutions were adopted,
and where a series of regulations de
claring the intentions and the opinion
of the service men, were passed and
issued to the press and the public at
large. / ■ ■' :
Idaho service men held their con
vention early in the spring of this
year, and the preliminary organiza
tion was pushed with all possible
speed. As a result national head
quarters, in an official bulletin,
credits this state with fifth place,in !
organization of local posts.
One or more posts are now organiz
j ed in 33 counties, with eleven yet to
I be represented in the state branch.
Following are the counties and posts
within each County:
Ada, Boise; Bannock, Pocatello and
Downey; Benewah, St. Maries; Bing
ham, Blackfoot; Blaifle, Hailey; Bon
ner, Sandpointf Butte, Arco; Camas,
Fajrfield; Canyon, Caldwell and
Nampa; Cassia, Burley and Oakley;
Custer, Mackay; Elmore* Mountain
home; Franklin, Preston; Fremont, St.
Anthony and Dubois; Gooding, Good
ing, Hagerman and Wendell; Idaho,
Orangeville and Cottonwood; Jeffer
son, Rigby and Ririe; Kootenaij Coeur
d'Alene; Latah, Moscow; Lev&s, Nez
Perce, Ho and Winchester; Lincoln,
Shoshone ahd Richfield; Madison,
Hazleton; Nez Perce, Lewiston.
Owyhee, Homedale; Payette, Pay
ette; Power, American Falls; Sho
shone, Kellogg; "Twin J^alls, Twin
Falls and Buhl; Washington, Midvale,
Cambridge and Weiser.
♦ by Cossacks of an American of- ♦
♦ ficer and an enlisted man and ♦
]♦ the flogging of the latter. +
♦ Russian Officer Apologizes ♦
♦ WASHINGTON.—'Boris Bak- ♦
♦ hmeteff, Russian ambassador, ♦
♦ informed the state department ♦
♦ that General Roseanoff, supreme ♦
♦ Russian commander in Siberia, ♦
♦ has apologized to Major General ♦
♦ Graves, commanding the Ameri- ♦
♦ can forces in Siberia, for the in- * |
♦ cident at Iman, Siberia, on Sept- ♦ i
+ tember 5, involving the arrest ♦
%'/. U ///.
Und* Sam —"I don'l know where we're going but we're surely on the way"
EARLE GREY, WHO COMES TO
REPRESENT GREAT BRITAIN
Viscount Edward Grey,
minister for foreign affairs, the newly
Washington, one of the most conspicu
ous figures in British public Ijfe, is
known chiefly by the diplomatic ef
forts he made to avert the world war
an'd by the fact/ when he failed, and
the conflict became inevitable, he In
sisted Great Britain could net with
British Ambassador to
no r- remain f^Urf-it.- K
John Morley, the historian, said of
Grey 25 years ago: "That young man
will go far. He will be Prime Minister
some day." Gladstone said Grey
might be anything he chose—but that
"he chose to go fishing."
Viscount Grey of Fallodon, a title
to which he was elevated in 1915, was
born April 25, 1862, the son of Cap
tain George Gray,"a Gray of North
umberland," from whose father ne in
herited a baronetcy. Before the war
he was known an aristocratic dem
ocrat, a "silent pilot of British diplom
acy," and the greatest living authori
ty on fly-casting. Gladstone, carry
ing his illusion further, said of him in
his earliest days in the House of Com
mons: "I never knew in a man such
aptitude for political life and such dis
inclination for it." Viscount Grey, ac
cording to the British "Who's Who"
js the author of only one book. It is
entitled "Fly Fishing." When Theo
dore Roosevelt visited the Viscount,
instead of talking world politics they
went on a foot-joumey through rural
England to study English bird life,
on winch Viscount Grey is an authori
ty as Roosevelt was on American bird
The career of the man, who of
all other Britons, it has been said,
was most cordially hated by the Ger
mans because he unceasingly advocat
ed England's entrance into the war
for the preservation of the neutrality
of Belgium, was quite unlike that of
almost every other man in British
public life. He. is not a lawyer. In
fact, when he became Under Secretary
of State for foreign affairs in 1892,
a'position he held for three years, he
was chairman of the board of direct
ors of the Northeastern railway.
Educated at Winchester and Balliol
College, Oxford, the prospective vis
count I; was elected liberal leader mem
ber from Berwick-on-.Tweed to thé
House of Commons at the age of 23
and had been repeatedly re-elected
from 1885 to 1916 when he was made
a, peer. An athlete at college, he wqp
the Queen's club and other champion
tennis prizes. In 1912, as a mark of
distinction for his public services,
King George made, him a member of.
the Garter, the onfy commoner, it is
said, so honored.
Viscount Grey is noted as a forceful
paved the way for entente alliancè m
the great war. In 1911 he supported
President Taft's arbitration proposals
and five years before, at the Algeci
speaker. He is an
Englishmen, it is said, "cold, reserved
and correct in speech and deport
were mainly plain, simple statements
of fact, Vigorously put without. any
attempt on his part to be historonic
or eloquent. The new ambassador in
other words, is said to possess a Pgi
When Viscount Grey became for
eign minister 14 years ago he sought
to strengthen the ties of fr'endsaip
between his country and other govern
ments. The Anglo-French entente
toidiale and the Anglo-Russian en
tente which wa s brought about in 1907
were regarded as the cornerstone of
his foreign policy, and together they
His speeches in Parliament
nas conference over Morocco, he turn
ed the scales toward French predom
inance in northwest Africa. All of
these efforts, it has been said, were
taken in view of the growing aggres
siveness of Germany and have added
to Sir Edward's fame as a far-sighted
Less thap four months before the
outbreak of the world war, on July
28, 1914, in a prophetic character
study of the British Foreign Minister,
a well-known writer said: "Sir Ed
ward has guided England through
anxious days. At the end of 1911, the
British fleet was out in the North Sea
for three days and three nights with
out lights and the decks cleared for
action. How war with Germany was
avoided is as great a mystery as how
war with Germany threatened. It
.was the second incident of its sort
. Edward ,„became -foreign
secretary arramen do not pass days
of that kind and not age. But he has
kept the peace in the days that are
the'da^tthatTe to come amfZtS |
relations with Germany seem happier
today than ever. But if Sir Edwai-d
Grey ever has to announce war he will
do it in the same calm, even, tones
with which he would open a flower
When later in 19J4 the war clouds ]
ference of all the representatives of
the European nations and failing
bring this about, when the time came
for other action he issued his almost
laconic statement that, in order to
"preserve the neutrality of Belgium,"
Great Britain ' had entered "upon a
state of war with Germany beginning
at 11 p. m. on August 4fh." Later
in an interview in London he said
Great Britain and the Allies
"fighting to end all war.
count has long been an advocate of
a league of nations, and is one of the
chiefs of the British organization for
Viscotint Grey married in 1885 Miss
Dorothy WiddringtCn of Newton Hall,
North i mberland, who died in 1906.
PLASTINO RETURNS TO
PLAY FOOT BALL HERE
Felix Plastino Of Pocatello, veteran
center and tackle, made his first ap
pearance of the year in Idaho foot
ball togs yesterday afternoon. Plas
tino is not in as perfect condition as
other men on the squad, but he ex
pects the severe training grind of the
next three weeks to prepare him for
any amount of belaboring.
Lloyd Hibner of Chesterfield and
Ray Nagel of Nampa, both sopho
mores, have displayed surprisingly
good form in recent scrimmage
melees. Both will make more ex
perienced performers travel at a gait
Oldfieldian to keep them out of a
position on the line.
Several team candidates today
found ready campus sympathy when
they appeared bearing the honorable
wounds of last night's scrimmage.
None of the injuries were serious,
barked noses and an occasional black
ened eye comprising the majority of
the. casualties suffered.
an emergency budget.
Jersey Calf Sold Well.
Prosser sold a pure bred Jersey bull
calf for a cash consideration of $460
and a further sum of $160 payable
when the animal's dam produces an
official record of 600 pounds or more
High Price For Lan<L\iV
SPOKANE.—Thomas Hargis, of
Kentucky, purchased 20 acres under
the Tieton ditch from W. ÏI. Johnson
for $25,000. The vendor bought the
land in 1910 at $110 an acre.
German Assembly Reopened. :
BERLIN—The German national as- :
scmbly reopened Tuesday and adopted '
GAME OF THE WOHLDS SERIE
Cincinnati Nationals defeated the Chicago Americans, known as the "Whitd
Sox" in the first game of the world's series for the baseball championshid
of the world today by a score of 9 to 1. The game was played in Cincinnati
before a crowd of 33,000 which was the capacity of the grounds. The attend-]
ance would have been much larger had there been room for more people]
inside the enclosure and yet left room for the players to work. I
The weather conditions were ideal, a bright, warm sunshine and mild]
weather making it pleasant for spectators and players. The crowd began Col
gather early. By 10 o'clock the bleachers were filled. Bands paraded andl
singers sung, making the time pass quickly. Betting had been slightly ini
favor of the Chicago team but Cincinnati had plenty of backers and it is be
lieved that hundreds of thousands of dollars changed hands on the gam*.
The report, direct from the ball grounds to The Star-Mirror, by the As-I
sociated Press, follows: « |
1 005002 1 x—9
Fair Weather—Big Attendance—The Batteries.
CINCINNATI.—(By the Associated Press.)—Fair weather prevailed early
this forenoon, and gave promise that the first game of the world's seriM
between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds would be played here
Thirty-three thousand fans (the capacity of the grounds) are prepared to
worship at the shrone when the game begins.
Announcement from headquarters of both clubs gave positive information
that Reuther, the southpaw red leg, would oppose Cicotte, the righ handed
White Sox hurler, while Ivy Wingo will backstop Reuther and Ray Schalk
will catch Cicotte's "shine and knuckle'' balls.
CINCINNATI, 12:30 p. m.—Qfficlal announcement was made shortly after
noon of the assignment of umpires. Rigler will officiate at the home plate;
Evans, at first; Quigley, at second and Nally, at third.
With the sun shining brightly two hours before the time for the game
to start, the pavillion and bleachers at Hedland Park have been filling up
rapidly, while only scattering spectators are in the grandstand bo&es. More
than a dozen bands or orchestras have entertained those who arrived early,
and numerous quartets and individual vocalists vied with each other in
singing popular airs.
The Cincinnati Reds appeared on their bench at 12:23 and were given a
vociferous welcome by the immense throng. A band paraded around the
field, stopping for a brief period before the pavillion and various section*
of the bleachers.
natl's nine runs.
tW ° ™ were made in «« game, each side making one.
rna ^ e ^ an( ^ Chicago got six hits, but they were badly scattered,
Cicotte Knocked Out of Box.
Cicotte, the star pitcher for Chicago, went to pieces In the fourth inning
Cicotte was taken out
and Wilkinson placed in the box. He was replaced by Lowdernilk in the
seventh inning. Cincinnati did not go to bat in the ninth inning,
pitched his game through and did wonderful work, He made two of the
five scores in the fourth, and knocked out a three-bagger, in the eîghth,
netting another run, thus being personally responsible for three of Cincin
when five runs were made by the Cincinnati Reds.
Play at Cincinnati Tomorrow.
The teams play at Cincinnati again tomorrow, then jump to Chicago where
they play three days, thence back to Cincinnati for two games and if a ninth
is necessary to decide the championship the time and place will be
nounced later. Following is the schedule of games -
A ' O"» 6 " ■■ S t. " October 3, 5 and 8.
Another Omaha Outrage.
OMAHA, Neb., 4:50 p. m.—By ♦
♦ Associated Press.—Mrs. W.
♦ Wisner, white, was.
♦ assaulted'by a negro in a shed +
♦ near her home this afternoon. ♦
♦ The negro escaped. The Wisner ♦
+ home is in the heart of Omaha's ♦
+ "black belt," which is now under ♦
♦ control of military authorities. ♦
ELKS RECEPTION WILL
BE BIG SOCIAL EVENT
University of Idaho, which will be
held at the Elks temple next Friday
evening, October 3. The Elks, who
never do anything by halves, are plan
mng to make this the great social
event of the year. It is to be informal,
Everybody is welcome. A general in
vitation is extended to every man and
woman in Moscow to attend. Written
or printed invitations will be sent only
to teachers and faculty members. The
Elks do not want any one to think
that he or she. is not invited because
he or she received no written, invita
tion. The general public has a 8T*n
eral invitation. No, it is urged, to be
present. Parents want to meet the
teachers of their children and get
acquainted with them. This will be
a golden opportunity Every one
wants to get acquainted with the
faculty of the university. There are
46 new members of the faculty and
the people win never have a better
opportunity to meet them than next
Friday njght. The Elks, noted as
entertainers, urge you to accept their
invitation to come to their temple,
meet them and meet the educators.
Do not miss this chance to get ac
quainted with these splendid people
who are doing so much for Moscow.
Everything is being made ready
for the big reception of Moscow Elks
to the school teachers of Moscow and
the members of the faculty of the
Farmers to Fight Squirrels.
SPOKANE.—Spokane county farm
ers have determined upon the forma
tion of one county district to fight
squirrels. An assessment of 10 cents |
er acre will be levied to provide
Aged Couple Married Long. j
SPOKANE.—Thomas fciley, aged
81, and Mrs. Riley, aged 79, have
celebrated their sixtieth wedding an
niversary at Toppcnish. They were
funds and it is expected to
$100,000. Railroads will be i
married at Carlisle, Kentucky.
'JUS ». MES
I HEAD OF GRAIN CORPORATION
COM1NG WEST TO MEET THE
grower in the Inland Empire may
meet Julius H. Barnes, United States
wheat director. Mr. Barnes will'visit
Spokane on November 11, spending
the entire day in the city. The Agri
cultural Bureau of the chamber of
commerce is arranging to bring him
I i n touch with the wheat growers At
Mr. Barnes' request a luncheon meet
i ng w in be held at the Chamber of
Commerce building at 12 noon on Sat
urday, October 11, to which every
wheat grower is cordially invited,
The charge for luncheon is 75 cents
I per person. Mr. Barnes will address
, the conference, going fully into the
i phases of the wheat crop situation
that affect the growers of the district
His visit to the Inland Empire at
this juncture is because of serious
problems that are arising in connec
t i on with handling the wheat crop of
t h e district and hi s desire to confer
with growers on these problems. Pro
ducers will be enabled to question the
national wheat director on points
that may not be entirely clear. The
opportunity is thus afforded for
w heat producers to come directly into
personal contact' with the official at
the head of the branch of the national
government having control of the
country's wheat interests.
Boy Gets Prize.
awarded third prize in the American
Boy magazine competition for - ' Sep
tember With a splendid photograph of
♦ WHOLE BOLSStEVIKl
DIVISION SURRENDERED .♦
♦ COPENHAGEN.—The break- ♦
!+ ing of the bolshevik! lines at ♦
+ Bulkta by troops of Finnish Gen- ♦
♦ eral BalakoVith is reported by ♦
♦ the Novo Rossiya, says a, Hel- ♦
* ingsfors dispatch. The report ♦
♦ says entire divisions of Bolshe- ^
* viki have surrendered. /
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