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VOLUME VIII NUMBER 116 MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1919 PARIS. —A French semi-official note issued after a meeting of the con ference committee of the society of nations this morning says; "It is reported that a great step has been made toward agreement. The American and British delegates have decided to adopt the views of France regarding, the creation of an international army and fleet. Chinese-Japanese Muddle May Be Cleared. TOKYO, Monday.—(By Associated Press.)—Kijuro Shidehara, vice for eign minister of Japan, in speaking today regarding the publication of Chineses treaties with Japan said the latter had "simply called China's attention to the established procedure during which neither government fia» a right to publish confidential correspondence without previously con sulting the other." Secret Treaties to Be Made Public. LONDON. —Baron Nobauki Makino, head of the Japanese delegation at the peace conference, has been instructed to disclose all unpublished treaties between China and Japan, says a Reuter dispatch from Tokio, today. Japan to Restore Siberian Railroad. WASHINGTON.—Acting Secretary of State Polk announced at the state department today that the United States has now formally accepted the Japanese government's proposal regarding plans for the restoration of rail way traffic in Siberia. i; * American Losses in Siberia Are Light. WASHINGTON. —A cablegram today from headquarters of the American expeditionary forces gave the total casualties of American forces in Siberia up to February 9 as 10 officers and 314 killed, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded and missing in action. ft I • TOR GETTER ROADS I i PROMINENT CITIZEN OF MOSCOW GIVES INTERVIEW TO LEWIS TON PAPER Modest Ben Bush, who could not be induced to talk for publication on any subject at home, gave an inter view to the Lewiston Tribune on the good roads situation in Latah county, that is full- of interest to the people here. The Tribune story follows: Good roads work is the outstand - ing matter now receiving the atten t tion of the people of Latah county, and more than that the plans pro vide for highway construction on an extensive scale. This is shown in a review of conditions as made by Ben Bush of Moscow, yesterday. Mr. Bush was in Lewiston from Moscow en route to Boise, where he goes In connection with appointment of high way commissioners for the Genesee highway district which was created by vote Saturday. Mr. Bush resides in Moscow but he has farm interests in the Genesee highway district and is therefore directly interested in the work to be carried out there. He came here to confer with E. A. Cox, the district. i i The creation of the Genesee high . way district," said Mr. Bush, "is to be followed by the creation of the Moscow highway district No. 2. election to create the latter district Is called for Feb. 24 and I am sanguine " that the sentiment is such the step will be authorized by an overwhelm ing vote. This district will embrace about 60,000 acres and within its boundaries is the city of Moscow. The assessed valuation of the terri tory will probably be about $6,000, 000. The district will extend north to Viola, east to Joel, west to the Washington line, the other boundary joining^ with the Genesee district. On Feb. 14, the people of the Thorn creek section of the county will vote to create a district there, trict will extend west from Genesee * to the state line, north to Moscow and east and south from Moscow to the Genese district. It is also probable that the people of the Potlatch sec tion will organize for in fact the peo <. pie of the Palouse river locality have already started the movement. So Latah county is in the good The I This dis you see road movement on a big scale and each step Is an understanding '$ne. We have finally learned that the way to get good roads is to build them. - We have also learned to understand the value of the district plan, where the property owner is able to see the direct immediate results of his outlay on roads, for these roads are essen tially in his own locality and are used by him constantly. These smaller units of road operation also enable better results to be secured for the money expended, because the admin istration is directly carried on by one's own neighbors and there is opportu nity for consultation and understand ing that would be impossible where the Interests the territory is larger different and there are so many conflicting ideas to serve, ty plan of road throughout the years is manifestly a failure for after all these- years there was not a single good road in state, showing that each county was unable to solve the problem. On the other hand, since the era of good highway district, we hear of good roads wherever such highway dis and we see them and are The coun administration the » trlcts exist, travel them with Joy. ' "Another point that has impressed me," continued Mr. Bush, "is this: is of no material value to Lewiston ", and this section of the state that the Lewiston Hill highway is built un less good roads to the north connect with it. Similarly, it would be of no material value in the larger sense for "Latah county people to build a good highway to the top of Lewiston Hill unless the highway down the hill was provided. In other words communi ties, districts, counties and states should work toward the end of unit ing their highways and should build It toward that goal. The logical lines of traffic demand essentially some trunk highways and with these built the laterals, equally as important, fol low. So far as I have been able to judge sentiment, the people of the districts now being formed want the best construction because this means the most permanent construction and that in the long run means the most economical. I would not be surprised if the Genesee and Moscow districts would use concrete for their main highway consruction on the north and south road." Mr. Bush views the attitude taken by the people of Latah county as be ing one that will exert a strong in fluence in Keeping the north and south highway line of travel within the state. It is now very likely that the project will be revived of extending the highway north from Moscow through the Palouse river district to Wallace. This would eliminate the necessity of going to Spokane over the Washington state hign der to reach the northern tier of coun ties. way in or CHAMBER WANTS TO HELP GOOD ROADS ALSO WANTS MOSCOW TO GET SOME OF THE LEADING ENTERTAINERS HERE Chairman Oversmith, at yesterday's meeting of the Chamber of Commerce took up the question of good roads and urged that the members of the chamber and citizens generally take a greater interest in this matter which means so much for Moscow, for Latah county and for northern Idaho. He urged that we put forth efforts to se cure the state highway through M os cow and gave many good reasons why this road should pass through the me tropolis of northern Idaho, and the seat of the state university. Dean Eldridge suggested that a Chamber of Commerce flag be secur ed and hung out of the Chamber of Commerce window on luncheon day. Professor Vincent requested the ap pointment of a committee to work in conjunction with a like committee from the University, for the purpose of providing ways and means of secur ing entertainments like Anna Case, Irving Cobb and others for Moscow and the University. Mr. Parsons suggested that Feb ruary 17, the. extension workers and delegates of the Agricultural Depart ment and Home Economic*; would spend part of a week in Moscow; that there will be about 100 present from different parts of Idaho, and he sug gested that a committee of three be appointed to co-operate with the Uni versity in preparing a banquet at the close of this meeting. J A. Harsh, the- banker of Deary, suggested that on next Saturday there will be a good roads meeting in Deary, and requested that a delegation from Moscow be sent to Deary for the pur pose of explaining to the people of that community any questions which they might djesire to submit. He suggested that it was the plan of the people in that community to connect with the good road district of Mos cow and there was insuring a first class road the entire length of Latah county. UNIVERSITY LIBRARY PUTS UP WAR POSTER EXHIBIT The first section of the French war poster exhibit was put up today in the windows of the Samms furniture store at the corner of First and Main streets. These will be replaced by others on Tuesday morning. Be sure to see every poster. Mrs. Morris' Brother Dead. Mrs. R. W. Morris received word that her brother, R. T. Wallace, died very suddenly February 4, at his home ,in Detroit, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Wal lace visited here two months last summer with Mr. and Mrs. Morris and made many Moscow acquaintances who regret to learn of his death. «§3 ♦ ♦♦♦♦ + + + + * + + + + , l , + ♦ GOVERNMENT NABS MORE I. W. W.'S AT CHICAGO ♦ + + CHICAGO, 2:21 p. m.—Gov + eminent agents and police today + raided headquarters of the In ♦ dustrial Workers of the World ♦ and arrested two patrol wagon 4* loads of officials and employes + of the order. ++♦+♦♦+♦++♦♦++++♦ ONLY THREE EIGHTH In the state eighth grade examina only a few subjects, expecting to take other subjects at later dates. The closing of the schools on account of tne epidemic of influenza has made it particularly hard for eighth grade pupils who are trying to finish their work. GRADE PUPILS PASS CLOSING OF SCHOOLS DURING INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC BLAM ED FOR FAILURE tions given January 22, 23 and 24 by County Superintendent of Schools Lillian Skattaboe, many pupils took Many pupils who passed in all other subjects failed to obtain the passing grade of 70 per cent in arithmetic. But as other examinations will be given during April and May, no doubt many will be able to make up the work and then secure the coveted cer tificates. Those who passed in all subjects are Hilda Fredrickson of district No. 46, of Troy, with an average grade of 86; Helen Thompson of district No. 48, of Harvard, average 85 and Mildred Hennen of district No. 19, of Joel, average 86. The Moscow eighth grade did not take the examination. Several other towns and many districts in the coun ty also failed to hold examinations. SAYING THE BIG NAVAL BUILDING PROGRAM WASHINGTON.—Legislation for the new three-year building program was voted in order as part of the annual naval appropriation bill today by the house, which adopted the special rule to restore the provisions stricken out yesterday on points of order by Re publican Leader Mann. The plan pro vides for the expenditure of $750,000, 000 annually for three years to build up a big navy for the United States. IDAHO AND MONTANA SOLDIERS COMING HOME WASHINGTON.—The cruisers Pueb la and Montana have sailed from France with 5000 troops and are due to arrive in New, York on February 21. The Puebla is bringing Company 1 of the 161st Infantry, the medical department and part of D, L, M, of the 162d Infantry: the 41st Division Casual companies units aboard the Montana include Compa nies E, F and G of the 116th Ammuni tion train and the 41st Division and a casual company from Boise. L i qllida tion Committee Named, , xr a ouimctov mi,« nrmmntmonf Com °f the United States Liquidation Corn ] mi ?f ° n , of ! be ^ar department to li ? uidate , business and financial affairs England and France was announc ed S ecretary^ War Bak er today, Error in Pea Story. An error was made in the story pub lished recently on the pea industry in Latah county. The statement was made that White Canadian peas are purely stock food. This is a mistake, They are used for food but arq yellow in color and do not command as high prices as the other varieties, but growers and dealers say they are fine for human food as well as for feed for stock. They yield better than any other variety. : Jean Wilson's Birthday. This is the seventh anniversary of the birth of Catharine Jean Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Wil son, and the little miss is celebrat ing the event by learning to ride a fine new bicycle she received as a present this morning. During the day Jean asked a friend: "Why does ev erybody celebrate my birthday and Lincoln's?" ; No Place for Him % I W'm I I I am $ Sa /J: « s 88 m s il x 88 S S ! <888; I s « left ■mil ms x § s I 8 & 8 I ki>| 7 I I I s. \ I 88 8 I 8888 I I I i I i I I I I 7 * L— SSSN as FATHERS AND SONS TO BANQUET THIS EVENING The Fathers and Sons banquet is | to be held at the Methodist church at 6:30 this evening. The banquet will be served in the basement. Those in charge are preparing a splendid program and it is hoped there will be a full attendance and that no boy over 12 years old will fail to attend, and that no father with a son that age will fail to accompany him. WANTS A MILITARY FUNERAL FOR HIS SON Nils Bjorklund, whose son died in the naval hospital at Brooklyn Sun day, wants a military funeral for his son when the body returns to Mos cow and a movement has been started | to organize the young men of Moscow who have served in the army or navy ' for the purpose of taking charge of 1 the funerals of any soldier or sailor I who may have died and be buried here. There seems to be no official J way of providing a military funeral j for a former soldier or sailor but the suggestion that an organization be I formed for this purpose seems to meet j with general approval and it will un doubtedly be formed in time to take charge of the funeral of this young, patriot who made the supreme sacri fice. It is not known yet when the j body will arrive as Mr. Bjorklund re -1 ceived a telegram today stating it had been shipped to Moscow. It will probably not reach here before Sun day. j LEWIS AND CLARK GAME TO BE PLAYED HERE : NEXT WEEK—WHITMAN HERE | FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SPOKANE.—Coach E. A. Hinder- , man of the Lewis and Clark high school basket ball team has arranged a two-game series between the local high school team and the five repre senting the Moscow high school. According to the details of the game arranged, the L. and C. team will go to Moscow for a game to be played on Friday night, February 28, and the return game between the teams will be contested in the_ Lewis and Clark high school gymnasium on > Friday night, March 14. | Coach Hinderman has tentative dates for basket ball games arranged 1 with the Walla Walla high school, for games to be played in Walla Walla. J The contests against the Moscow team will probably be the only other j outside games to be listed for local, Friday and Saturday nights the : Whitman college team from Walla Walla will be here to play the Uni versity of Idaho at the gymnasium and two good games are expected., schedule this season. The university has twice defeated Whitman team on its own floor Whitman claims to have been strengthened since the teams met Walla Walla and has hopes of even ing the score here. There should a good attendance at both^ games. Oregon Agricultural College, which was so overwhelmingly defeated twice in succession by the University Idaho team here, won the last game played at Pullman with Washington State College by a score of 36 to Washington State College won the first game by a much smaller mar gin than that by which the Univêr sity of Idaho defeated O. A. C. the showing made by W. S. C. and U. of I. against Oregon, Idaho has a much better team than W. S. this year. __ , - When these teams meet the game will be well worth seeing. 4 , 4-4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 > 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4'4 , 4 , 4'4 ♦ AUTOMOBILE MAKES OVER FOUR MILES A MINUTE + DAYTONA, Florida.—Ralph ♦ De Palma broke the world's au ♦ tomobile records for both the ♦ mile and kilometer in straight ♦ away dashes today on Dayton 4" Beach track. + His official time for the mile 4* is 14.02 seconds against Bob + Burman's record of 25.4, made + in 1911. _ ♦ The kilometer time was 15.86 4* seconds, which is two seconds 4 , 4 , 4>4 > 4*4-4 , 4*4*+4'4 , 4*4 > 4 , 4 , ♦ ♦ 4> below the world's record. BUTTE, 8:30 a. m.—-Picket activity by striking miners here was re sumed this morning after a day of inactivity yesterday. Several organized bodies of pickets attempted to reach the mines but were dispersed by the police. In only two instances were soldiers called to disperse pickets .who had gathered in crowds larger than is permitted by military rules. No violence is reported and only three arrests have been made. These were foreigners charged with obstructing workers. A few men reported for work this morning. , b Y the C0 PP er mining companies, for work, fearing a clash with the radicals, . . . . , , , _ ,. , , , ,, . with tbe copper mining industry at Butte in a recent conference held in Washington have unanimously recommended that every man return to work, according to Georege Tucker, one of the delegates, , , . , „ , , . . .. . . . , . ,, reported informally to his organization last night with the result that boiler makers' previous endorsement of the strike was rescinded, the men voting unanimously to return to work. The entire delegation, it is understood, Arizona Miners Leave Strike District. JEROME, Ariz.—Scores of miners are leaving the Jerome district as a result of troubles following wage cut of 75 cents a day, announced Monday The bulk of the men failed to appear Butte Strikers Ordered to Return to Work. -Delegations representing various crafts connected BUTTE, 11 a. m. George Mahoney, who represented the boilermakers at the conference. will recommend that every man return to work. } Cold Weather Hurts Jeroms Strikers. JEROME, Ariz., 1 p. m.—A cold snap with rain and snow today took the enthusiasm out of the strike demonstrations which began following the cut of 75 cents a day in wages of miners here. The general situation re mains unchanged, although a few more men reported for work underground at noon today. English Miners Refuse to Accept Terms. LONDON.—The conference of Great Britain Miners Federation at South port today decided against accepting the terms offered by the government for settlement of the federation's demands. LEGISLATORS Boise—Four join resolutions have beert introduced in the legislature asking for constitutional amendments covering the following: increase in pay for the legislators from five dol lars a day; increase in term of state senators from two to four years; ex tension of the power of the supreme court of the state so it may have jur isdiction of appeal from the decision the public utilities commission; empowering of the state board of equalization to meet in special session correct errors and omission and assessment of property. The senate has passed a bill to legalize the purchase of government state or improvement district bonds ASK TEN DOLLARS PER FOR SERVICES—MANY OTHER ITEMS FROM BOISE. j by city treasurers with municipal funds; an da measure by which twen ty or more may form a highway dis in , trict and the bill which would allow the majority of a road district to be 1 disorganize a district. | The house has passed the Gudmud son bill which allows independent school districts to issue enough bonds of ! to pay off their outstanding indebt edness before September 1st this year and the measure by Seaver which in creases legal bond issue of munici palities to ten per cent of assessed j valuation. The latter measure had previously passed the senate. It will ; largely increase municipal building ; it is believed. ■ ! The first of the big appropriation J measures reached the house late Fri- j da y w h en the committee on judiciary and s t a t e affairs asked for nine hun I dred thousand dollars to complete two > wings on the state capitol building. + Two New Counties. 4* Shake hands with Jerome and Car 4» I ribou counties, just created by the * legislature. The former names Je * rome and the latter Soda Springs 4* as the county seat. These measures ♦ , produced a sharp contest, but the an 4> tis went down to defeat. * j Power Company Bill Killed. 4* The senate killed by indefinite post 4* j ponment the bill by Booth 1 : er power companies on undeveloped **■ power. The measure, it was charg 4* j ed, was not, introduced in good faith 4* j but as a part of Non-partisan league j leaders political scheme to further 4*: "fool the farmer." to tax wat ■ It was pointed out that the power companies, like all other business in stitutions, were anxious to sell all their output possible but that they could not produce more than there was a reasonable demand for. It was also shown that the present available power was in excess of the demand. The farmers in the legislature as sailedithe bill, as they recognized it ndS only being obstructive to Ida ho industrial advancement but as lay ing the foundation for a Socialist plot to tax all undeveloped resources, even unused farm lands, as u high as that under cultivation. Farmers Oppose N. P. League. A delegation of farmers from Washington and Payette counties, representing 200 leadin g farmers, have been in Boise to urge the pass age of three measures that are op posed by the Non-partisan league leaders. Some of these farmers are members of the league and do not hesitate to voice their condemnation of the league leaders on these measures. One of the bills they asked for is the administration departmental bill, now through both houses and pending in the senate again as to house amend ments which eliminate the public util ities commission, the compensation ! board from the bill. The other measures favored by these farmers, and which have the en dorsement of the state administra tion, provides means and to create bonded warehouses. These two bills are opposed by Non-partisan leaders simply because they are part of the administration program, but undoubt edly the farmers want them. MONTANA PIONEER HERO CROSSES GREAT DIVIDE MISSOULA, Mont.—In the death of William C. Murphy, who passed away recently in Seattle, Wash., Mon tana lost one of her early-day heroes. In August, 1877, Mr. Murphy made a ride that ranks with Paul Revere's in the memories of pioneers of the treasure state. The Nez Perce Indians, under Chief Joseph, were threatening a raid down Cedar gulch, where placer miners were working and had crossed over the mountains from Idaho fn great force. Mr. Murphy, who was at the time in Cedar gulch, took the gold the miners had panned—$40,000 worth in He then galloped on to Deer Lodge to arouse the country. The entire ride of 150 miles he made without rest, ex cept to change horses, eating in the saddle. As a result, the settlers rose and the Indians were met with a force formidable enough to hold them until the army could act. Mr. Murphy was 72 years of age at the time of his death. He was a | pioneer merchant and an intimate business associate of the late Larcus Daly, all—and rode horseback to Missoula, where he deposited it in a bank. SPOKANE LAND BANK DOES ENORMOUS BUSINESS SPOKANE.—More than $1,000,000 of new business was placed on the books of the Spokane Federal Land bank during January, says the report of President D. G. O'Shea, which con tinues: "The bank completed motr gage loans to farmers of the north west of $1,393,640, making the dis trict $25,912,555. Twenty-four thous and five hundred ninety-eight loan applications have been received in all, in which loans were asked aggregat ing $67,166,826. "Four hundred thirty-three nation al farm loan association have been chartered to date. "Farm loan bonds have been sold of $24,260,000. The capital stock of the bank is now $1,968,047, and each loan made adds to the capitalization. "The business generally is expand ing and developing throughout, and indications are that its growth will continue." SEARCHING FOR SKELTON OF MONSTER MASTODON SPOKANE.—With the expectation of unearthing the skeleton of a mas todon equal in size to that taken from the same vicinity in 1878, now on ex hibition at the Academy of Science in Chicago and said to be the largest ev er found, the Eastern Washington His torical society has leased the 160 acre farm of Alonzo D. Coplan, near Latah, Wash., and has engaged a con tractor to do the excavatng. The farm, which includes a low, boggy field, has been the source of the skeletons of several mastodons un earthed in recent .years, and it is be lieved that several more remain there. From parts already unearthed it is be lieved that the skeleton which the his torical society will endeavor to re cover will stand 14 feet in height aft er it has been articulated, with tusks extending about 10 feet out from the jaws. If the skeleton is successfully ex cavated it will be placed in the mus eum of the historical society here.