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TOLUME VIII
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO THURSDAY, MARCH 13. 1919
NUMBER 141
President and Mrs. Wilson landed in France this evening and are being
hurried to Paris where an important session of the peace conference will be
held tomorrow.
The need of "speeding up" the peace conference is evidenced by the con
tinued disorders in Germany where the rebels continue to fight and pillage
and murder and burn, a lA bolshevists and there is grave fear of the disor
ders spreading unless Germany is relieved and the people given food and
a chance to work.
The Irish situation is reported as "extremely bad" today and disorders
appear to be breaking out in all parts of Europe.
The Russian Bolsheviki have started a campaign to spread their doctrine
to all parts of the world, and are preparing to send ministers to all countries
that can be reached.
The cablegrams received today follow:
President Wilson Again in France.
BREST.-—(By Associated Press.)—The steamer George Washington with
President and Mrs. Wilson aboard, entered Brest harbor at 7:46 today. The
ship dropped anchor shortly after 8 o'clock and President and Mrs. Wilson
boarded a tug to go ashore at 8:20 p. m.
Colonel House to Greet Then.
BREST.—Col. E. M. House, Jules Jusserand, French ambassador to the
with Madame Jusserand, have arrived in Brest to greet
President Wilson when he lands from the George Washington. In prepara
tion for the President's arrival Brest is gaily decorated. According to the
latest the president is to debark at Pert du Commerce. Last night at 8:30
the George Washington was between 400 and 500 miles off the French
coast.
United States
Peace Conference Meets Tomorrow.
PARIS.—The supreme council of the peace conference will meet Friday
at 3 p. m., according to the official statement issued at the close of yester
day's meeting. It is expected that President Wilson, Lloyd George and
Premier Clemenceau, of France and Orlando, of Italy, will be present and
the session is expected to be one of great importance.
Fierce Fighting Still Rages in Germany.
COPENHAGEN.—German government troops after lively fighting, have
'Succeeded in driving the Spartacans out of eastern section of Berlin, in
cluding Litchenburg, according to a Berlin dispatch filed Wednesday. This
district's occupation, the dispatch states, was systematically accomplished
by government troops. Considerable quantities of arms were captured.
Government losses are declared to not be heavy. Bestial acts of cruelty by
the Spartacans have been fully confirmed, the messages states.
Germans Leave Posen in Protest Against Allies.
PARIS.—Negotiations at Posen between the German delegates and mem
bers of the interallied mission to Poland over the Polish frontier situation
have been suspended by the German delegates, according to the Berlin Tag
elische Rundschau, as quoted in a Zurich dispatch to Le Journal. The Ger
mans have already left Posen "as a protest against their treatment by the
Allies" the newspaper report's.
Spartacans Being Driven From Center of Berlin.
BERLIN, Wednesday.—(By Associated Press.)—Spartacan forces, under
pressure from government troops using artillery and mine throwers, were
abandoning positions in Litchenberg this morning. Government forces took
a large number of prisoners, many of whom were summarily executed.
Government troops entered Litchenberg after bombarding heavily the main
Spartacan nests until the Spartacans fled, leaving weapons and ammuni
tion. The suburb^ are surrounded by government troops, leaving no chance
for the Spartacans to escape.
Bolsheviki Sending Out Missionaries.
LONDON.—Russia's soviet government, with a view to promoting world
wide communist revolution, has appointed a new minister, to be known as
"International Commissarie," according to a Helingsfors dispatch to
Mail, quoting Moscow advices. The new minister is a Swiss, named Moor,
a close friend of Lenine and Trotzky.
Fix Blame for Starting the War.
BERNE.—Charges that the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and wife
at Sarajevo, June 28, 1914, was the result of a deliberate plot by the late
Count Tisza, former Hungarian premier, are made in a pamphlet written
by a priest who was spiritual adviser to the archduke's wife, according to
Vienna dispatch to the Frankfurt Gazette.
Irish Situation Looks Bad.
LONDON.—Special prominence is given by The Mail to a Dublin dispatch
reporting the situation in Ireland as "extremely bad,
the need for effective self-government more urgent than ever before,
that Sinn Fein members of the house of commons have been released" the
dispatch says, "there will be a new assembly of the Irish parliament which
probably will be very troublesome without authoritative administration to
balance activities.
and maintaining
'Now
England Not Building Dreadnaughts.
LONDON^—Replying to a question in the house of commons last night
Thomas McNamara, parliamentary secretary to the admiralty, said no
construction since December last.
THREE RING AERIAL
GREAT EVENT FOR MARCH
FIELD, CALIFORNIA ARRANG
ED FOR EARLY IN APRIL
March Field, Siverside Cal.—A three
ring aerial circus, will be held here
on April 3. Two hundred planes,
with more than enough aviators to
man them, are available, and prac
tically all of them will be utilized in
the great show.
March Field, which is. one of the
larger remaining schools for army
aviators in the country, has quietly
stood back and permitted the officers
and cadets at Rockwell Field, near
San Diego, and at the Arcadia balloon
school near Los Angeles, to put on
their shows. Now, having seen all
that the others have to offer, the
March Field contingent intends to
present all the features of the pre
ceding programs with some new and
startling additions.
Spirals, side slips, nose dives, para
chute jumps, mass formations, and
all the variations of fancy flying will
be demonstrated, while all available
types of airplanes, from the lumber
ing grasshoppers used for instruc
tion to the graceful little scouts of
the swiftest style, will be used.
As an added feature, Lieutenant
Colonel William Thaw and Captain
Edward V. Rickenbacker, will attend
it is announced both will fly.
The Chicago Cubs, who will be west
in training, will also meet a team or
ganized from the March Field avi
ators.
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Railroad Strikers in Riot.
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4» the controversy involving its 4*
4* striking employes will be sub- 4»
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4* at Washington tomorrow, riot- 4»
4» ing broke out here. 4*
4» A crowd of strikers and sym- 4»
4» pathizers stormed two railway 4»
4» cars attacking the crew and 4»
4» smashing windows. Two men 4»
4» were removed to a hospital. Two 4*
4* strikers and one sympathizer 4»
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MERRITT LIEUVLLEN
WRITES TO HIS MOTHER
Mrs. J. W. Lieuallen has received
a recent letter from her son, "Jack"
who is second class electrician on the
U. S. S. Preble. They are now on the
Atlantic coast and had the honor to
be one of the ships to escort to the
three-mile limit, the George Wash
ington, on which President Wilson re
turned to France,
consisted of six destroyers, one dlrgi
ble, one observation balloon towed
by a destroyer and a whole fleet of
submarine chasers,
their "wagon" they had a moving pic
ture man and four or five newspaper
men.
The U. S. S. Preble then put to sea
with other ships as a convoy to meet
the Leviathan, on which were 9000
New York soldiers returning from
France'.
Jack sent some beautiful pictures
of the sea, which were taken when
the water was smooth on a perfect
day on the ocean.
The full escort
Jack says on
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♦ As an evidence of how rapidly 4*
4* the world's news is gathered and 4*
♦ dispatched to all sections of the +
♦ civilized world by the Associât- 4»
4» ed Press, the service received 4»
4* by the Star-Mirror today is in- 4*
♦ teresting. +
4» President and Mrs. Wilson ar- 4»
+ rived in the harbor of Brest, ♦
♦ France, at 7:46 today, and their ♦
♦ ship dropped anchor at 8 o'clock. ♦
♦ At 8:20 they boarded a tug to 4»
♦ go ashore. The dispatch telling 4»
4» of this was in the office of The 4»
4- Star-Mirror at 1:46 today. There +
♦ is seven hours difference in time 4»
♦ between Moscow and Brest, 4»
♦ which would make it 8:45 at ♦
♦ Brest when the dispatch reached +
+ Moscow, or just 25 minutes after 4»
4* President and Mrs. Wilson en- 4*
4» tered the» tug to go ashore.
4» The dispatch had been writ- 4»
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"That's going some.
P
A RECORD TAX LEVY
SENATOR ADAMS SAYS LEVY
FOR NEXT TWO YEARS WILL
BE HIGHEST KNOWN
Boise.—The highest appropriations
in the state were authorized by the
fifteenth Idaho legislature, which ad
journed Saturday here following 62
days of lawmaking.
This is the statement authorized
by Senator Lloyd Adams, chairman
of the senate finance committee, who
was in close touch with the state's
financial problems. In the last hours
of the session the legislature passed
practically its entire financial budget,
which runs close to nine millions of
dollars, including 1 direct appropria
tions, bond issues and tax levies.
The statement of Senator Adams is
as follows:
Biggest Ever Made.
"The abnormal conditions during
the war, the inefficiency and niggard
liness with which we have handicap
ped our state institutions of this state
during the last four years; the fail
of the board of equalization dur
ing the last four years to levy within
one-third of the amount authorized
by the legislature, and the increased
demand for good roads and public im
provements to .provide employment
for our soldier boys after they return,
has placed this legislature in a posi
tion where we must go before the
people of this state with the highest
appropriation ever made.
"We are unfortunate in that the
state has bonded within $200,000 of
its limit, and we can not pass a bond
issue at this time. In years past the
legislatures have always been able to
bond, but this condition this year will
ure
make the tax levy possibly twice as
high as ever before.
"In 1916 the levy authorized was
$750,000; the amount levied was
$700,000. In 1916 the levy author
ized was $750,000, and the amount
levied $565,000. In 1917 the author
ization was. $1,000,000 with $650,000
levied, and in 1918 only $987,686.87
was levied with an authorization of
$ 1 , 000 , 000 .
Surplus Was Left.
We turned over from the Haines'
administration assets amounting to
$926,618.03, with warrants payable
amounting to approximately $92,000,
and deficiency warrants of $87,000,
which left a surplus of approximate
ly $747,000. Today, when we take
back the reins of government, we
confronted with a condition
are
wherein the insurance for the Lewis
ton State normal and Soldier's home
has been turned into the general
fund and expended by the last ad
ministration. In addition to that we
face deficiencies amounting to $145,
848. The tax levy, which was part
ly paid in January and which will be
finished in July, amounts to $978,686.
The total bills of the last administra
tion amount to $993,207. Thus, after
all of the taxes are collected dur
ing the year 1919, we will fail within
$14,520 of having enough money to
pay our outstanding indebtedness."
Senator Robertson, a member of
the finance committee, spoke in part
as follows: "Cpnsider well before
passing any appropriations that you
feel are not justified at this time.
It Happens About This Time of Year
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We have to go before the people of
this state two years hence and jus
tify ourselves for these appropria
tions. We are now trying to make
up for what has been done during
the last two years, and we have been
selling goods below cost. We are go
ing before the people with the big
gest tax bill that the state has ever
known, and the federal government is
taxing as it has never taxed before."
FOR PRIZE REIFER
QUEEN OF DIAMONDS" BRINGS
$122.60 AT 13 MONTHS—AT
INLAND MARKET
What is believed to be a record
price for a yearling heifer, for beef,
in Latah county, was paid to the Uni
versity of Idaho by the Inland Meat
Market for "Queen of Diamonds," a
cross-bred Shorthorn and Aberdeen
Angus heifer, which took first prize
as a senior calf at the Interstate fair,
Spokane, last fall. The heifer was
just 13 months old and weighed 1055
pounds, live weight, and dressed 682
pounds, or 64.6 per cent, making a
has never been equalled here. The
has never ben equalled here,
price paid was $122.60.
The heifer was fitted for the show
ring and for market by Professor C.
W. Hickman, head of the animal hus
bandry department, and attracted
much attention and praise whereever
shown. The carcas is on display at
the Inland Meat Market, together with
the ribbons the heifer won at the live
stock shows in which she was exhibit
The
ed.
Tom Wright, of the Hotel Moscow,
bought the prime ribs and the Joins
of this beef and patrons of that pop
ular hostelry will have an opportun
ity to taste some of the best "baby
beef" ever produced in the west.
...
DAY MINES ARE TO
RESUME WORK SOON
The upward trend of the lead mar
^et h as brought a ray of sunshine
n to the industrial sky of the silver
ead districts. New York lead today
s quoted at $5.20 to $5.35, with spot
ead at $5,15 to $5.30. The
From Wallace, Idaho comes per-I
sistent rumors that the Day-cbhtroL'^pointed
led Hercules and Tamarack mines
will resume operations April 1. The
properties closed down for the Christ
mas holidays and did not resume op
erations
BIG COEUR D'ALENE PRODUC
ERS THAT HAVE BEEN SHUT
DOWN WILL REOPEN
upward swing has been in progress
for some time from the $5 mark,
which was the lowest re'ached.
movement has caused a feeling of
optimism among the producers of
] ea d an d it is predicte by some that
| ea d may advance as high as $6. The
present advance means additional
profit of around $3 a ton on average
Coeur d'Alene ores and as much as $5
on some of the high grade ore of
British Columbia.
The
This fact, coupled with the accept
ed reduction of wages by miners in
both districts, has brought the prof
itable production of lead within the
reach of many properties.
In the British Columbia district the
Center Star and Josie mines last
week joined the list of shippers to
the Trail smelter, sending over 2500
tons of ore.
There is also a report from Ross
land to the effect that the Granby
people will resume operations on the
Velvet property, near there. This
mine was taken over and unwatered
last year.
.
Washington Pair Married
A wedding occurred yesterday at
the Methodist parsonage at 2 o clock
when Rev. H. O. Perry, united in
marriage Mr. O. R. Neil of Pullman
und Miss Lena Henson of Spangle,
Wash. A brother and sister of the
groom and other friends were m at
tendance. Mr. and Mrs. Neil will re
side on the groom's farm near Pull
man._ ,_
INCREASE!) CAPITAL STOCK
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4» JACK JOHNSON SA YE HE
THREW WILLARD FIGHT 4»

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4» HAVANA, Cuba.—Jack John- 4»
4» son, former heavy weight cham- 4»
4» pion, in a signed article given to 4 1
4» the Associated Press today, de- 4»
4» dares the fight with Jess Will- 4»
+ ard here four years ago was 4»
4- a prearranged affair.
4» lowed Willard to win. Besides 4»
4» the $30,000, the entire rights to 4»
4» the moving picture films in Eu- 4»
4» rope and one-third of the pro- 4»
4» ceeds of their exhibit in the 4»
4* United States and Canada, men- 4*
4» tioned by Johnson, with the 4*
4» promise of aid to settle the dif- 4»
4» ficulties with the federal au- 4»
4* thorities. (Johnson was under in- 4*
4" dictment under the Mann "white 4»
4» slave law" and had "jumped his 4»
4» bond" of $20,000 and dare not 4*
4" return to the United States. 4»
4» This is the difficulties with the 4»
4» federal authorities mentioned 4*
4* above.)
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APPOINTED TODAY
GOVERNOR DAVIS ANNOUNCES AP
POINTMENT OF COMMISSION
ERS IN THIS COUNTY
Commissioners for highway dis
tricts One, Two and Three, in Latah
county, were appointed by Governor
D. W. Davis today. The appoint
ments were made as recommended
by the voters of the district and the
appointments are made to date from
March 11. This information came
today in a telegram to Homer E.
Estes, county auditor, driect from
Governor Davis.
In Thorn Creek district, No. 1. the
commissioners are Ed. Snow, Elmer
Nichols nad Charles Greiser.
In Moscow district, No. 2, the men
appointed are William Hunter, G. P.
Mix and J. H. Hazeltine.
In Genesee «strict No 3 those
are Edwin Smo t, Uharles
Odenberg and Arthur Lmehan.
These commissioners must qualify
and organize within 10 days from
date of appointment. As the appomt
ments are to date two days back, this
means they must organize before
March 21. They must arrange a pro
gram for the work to be carried out
and an election to vote bonds to pro
vide funds will be next in order,
believed that work in some of the
It
districts can begin by
April.
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WIIOl BOND BILL
5 $4(1 39 2817878
Governor Signs— 6
OTHER BILLS MEET HIS APPROV
AL-MUCH MONEY FOR IDAHO
ROAD BUILDING
BOISE.—Governor Davis yesterday
signed the bill authorizing the sale
of $900,000 state bonds to raise the
necessary funds to build the two
lings to the capitol building. Mem
bers of the Ada county delegation and
representative citizens were present
when he attached his signature. By
the provisions of the bill the bonds
are to be disposed of immediately to
Ferris & Hardgrove of Spokane, who
offered 4% per cent interest at par
and accrued interest to date,
bonds mature serially from 10 to 20
years. Conditioned upon construction
work starting. Boise must purchase
and deed to the state the approach
property, which will be parked and
boulevarded.
The city has already acted, and in
April the people will be called upon
to vote $135.000 in bonds with which
to raise the funds to buy the prop
The
erty.
Governor Davis last evening vetoed
house bill No. 129, which sought to
, .. . . .
bate the Twelfth judicial district
out of the counties of Bonner and
Boundary; house bill proposing the
Eleventh judicial district out °f
Washington and Adams counties:
house bill No. 264 authorizing coun
ty commissioners to appropriate
funds for the support of county coun
oils of defense and a senate bill au
thonzing county cooperative associa
tions to form for the transaction of
business.
Among bills he signed were:
House bill No. 195, relating to the
code of laws on education.
Senate bill No. 158, providing 20 or
more petitioners may form highway
districts, and No. 24, excluding agri
cultural lands from the corporate
limits of cities.
The state highway commission de
cided yesterday to push to completion
this year the north and south highway,
especially that portion of it between
Orangeville, and New Meadows,
commission held its last meeting, for
under the new
solidation bill it is abolished on and
after March 31 and the department
administration con
of public wor ks takes over its duties,
The
(Continued on page 4.)
The
Farmers Union Warehouse
company, of Moscow, has increased
its capital from $10,000 to $50,000.
This was done at a special meeting
of the stockholders held last night
for the purpose. Nearly every share
of stock was represented and the pro
posal to increase the capital stock was
voted unanimously. There are 7 2
stockholders and all but a very few
were present.
This action was made necessary by
the increased business of the corpor
ation, which erected a concrete grain
elevator last fall at a cost of $34,000.
As the corporation was capitalized at
$10,000 no more stock could be Issued,
but the stockholders subscribed for
the additional stock necessary to build
the elevator, taking receipts for their
money. The harvest work was follow
ed by the influenza quarantine which
forbade public meetings and this is
the first opportunity the company has
had to increase its stock.
The corporation was started July
5, 1910, with a capita! stock of $10,000.
It leased the grain warehouse of the
Mark P. Miller company, on the O.-W.
R. & N. tracks. Later it bought the
Northern Pacific Elevator company's
warehouse and the Interior Ware
house company's warehouse and did
-a general grain business. In 1912 the
company started a general merchan
dise store and built up a business
^mounting to $75,000 per year. Its
warehouses handled as much as 300,
000 bushels of grain in a season. Last
year, despite the short crop, the elev
ator handled 250,000 bushels of grain.
Arnold Lyon has been president and
George Slevers, secretary and man
ager of the business since its organ
ization in 1910. Both are pioneer
farmers. Every stockholder is a farm
er and a member of the Farmers
Union. The report made at the spe
cial meeting shows the company to be
in fine condition and the stockholders
expressed delight with the manner In
which the business has been conduct
ed and with its growth, especially dur
ing the past two years.
RAS 77TH BIRTHDAY
AGED PIONEER, WHO CAME HERE
IN 1871. STILL MAKES HER
HOME IN MOSCOW
Today. Mrs. Julia Summerfield,
commonly known as Grandma Sum
merfield. is celebrating her 77th
birthday. She came to Moscow in
1871. at which time her first hus
band. Mr. Warmoth. took up
stead two and one-half miles east
of Moscow. The old homestead is
still owned by Mrs. Summerfield and
it has the remarkable record of never
having been plastered by a mortgage,
an unusual record in this country.
Grandma crossed the plains in 1865
from Missouri and went to Sacramen
to, California, and from there by
wagon train to Moscow, which has
since been her home. She has truly
been a home body, never having been
more* than 50 miles from Moscow in
all these years.
When she came here there was no
Moscow, only a rolling
bunch grass,
committee, who selected the site of
the Moscow cemetery and her hus
band. Mr. Warmoth, was the eighth
person buried there. Her second
husband. Mr. Summerfield, died 21
prairie of
She was one of the
years ago.
She was. during the Indian scare,
in the fort of the pioneers for several
months. This fort was located near
the present location of the Ursuline
Academy and was called the "Upper
Fort," another being located below
Moscow.
hostile but the settlers
Prairie had suffered from their depre
around Moscow
The Indians here were not
on Camas
dations and those
sought protection in the fort for fear
of trouble.
Mrs. Summerfield's brother,
Frazier, came here a few months pre
ceding her arrival,
owns his homestead, which is near
that of Mrs. Summerfield.
they have seen all the changes and
country has undergone
Wm.
Mr. Frazier also
Together
growth this
and we of the younger generation de
u ght in hearin? of their stories of
D j aneer davs
Grandma' has been in feeble health
f or a number of years, so she seldom
ou t Her friends remembered
» birt hdav with a shower of post
cardp which she high ly appreciated,
Her ^ wo childrell Charles Summer
fle depu ty sheriff, and Mrs. J. A.
guderth wife 0 f the assistant posi
magter ' are welI and favorably known
in Moscow.
■Pa
Charles Dimond Returns.
The many friends of Mr. Charles
Dimond are pleased to learn of his
return and that the photo work at
Hodgins will again be under his ef
ficient management. During the last
three months of Mr. Dimond's stay in
Moscow he was enrolled in S. A. T. C.
and served as private secretary to
Dr. Kotalek of the army hospital.
Since the closing of S. A. T. C. he
has been employed in one of the larg
er photo art stores in Portland. The
high character of Mr. Dimond's work
is well known to people in and around
Moscow and Mr. Hodgins is to be
congratulated on again securing his
cooperation.
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