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The Daily Star-Mirror fu* V Announcement comes from Peking, China, of a clash between American marines and Japanese at Tientsin, China, where the Americans raided the Japanese consulate and assaulted the consul. This may lead to an embar rassing situation, but it will probably be settled diplomatically. This clash comes with the announcement from Berlin that the Spartacan lip-ising in Germany has been suppressed by the vigorous methods of the German government, which has executed captured Spartacans to the num ber of many hundreds. Yesterday forenoon 24 were executed by shooting iff the forenoon and in the afternoon 125 were executed, one being a woman. Some were mere boys and others were business and professional men. They were marched to a blank wall, if able to walk, and if wounded or sick were hauled in trucks to the place of execution and shot down by firing squad. The supreme council of the peace conference has about finished prep aration of the peace terms which will be submitted to Germany next week. The terms are drastic and it is feared Germany may refuse to sign them, in which case war would be resumed and the allied countries state frankly that they are not prepared to place a large army of occupation in Germany now. > President Wilson reached Paris shortly after noon today and the meeting of the supreme council of the peace conference was fixed for 3 o'clock this afternoon. Following are the cablegrams from Europe today: Americans and Japanese Clash in China. PEKING, Thursday.—American marines have raided the Japanese con cession at Tientsin, forcing their way into the Japanese consulate and as saulting the Japanese consul, according to dispatches received here this morning. The trouble is said to have been caused by rough treatment given American soldiers who became disorderly in the Japanese quarter. Jap soldiers drove out the Americans with fixed bayonets, wounding two It is anese of them seriously. The consul's injuries are understood to be serious, said that feeling between Americans and Japanese at Tientsin is running high. Washington is Investigating. WASHINGTON.—The clash between American troops and Japanese po licemen and some civilians at Tientsin has been reported to the state de partment by Minister Reinsch, at Peking. The minister said he had sent First Secretary Spencer to Tientsin to investigate and report. No mention is made of any raid by American marines on the Japanese consulate and the wounding of the consul. Say Spartacans are Squelched. BASEL, Switzerland, Thursday.—The Berlin insurrection may be consid ered as suppressed, Gustav Noske, minister of defense, announced in the national assembly at Weimar today, a German dispatch reports. Only one suburb remains to be cleared of the Spartacans, the minister stated. Dis armament of the population must be hastened, he declared. Say Rebels Are Still Active. LONDON.—Spartacan forces still retain part of the Berlin suburb of Litchenberg and are stubbornly resisting government forces, the Exchange w Telegraph tinues in Litchenberg and also in Karlschorst. German Peace Delegates Have Same Rating. WEIMAR.—All German delegates to the peace conference will be on an Brockdorff-Rantzau, foreign minister, equal footing, although Count von will be the leader. The party will not have power to make final decisions that being vested in the cabinet. it' Lifted German Financial Blockade. PARIS.—The financial blockade against Germany is expected to be lifted as a result of negotiations now proceeding as Brussels. The blockade was applied at the same time as the commercial blockade, and all neutral nations and money centers were informed that any loans to Germany would result in the termination of their financial relations with the allies. Germans Get Ship Surrender Terms. BRUSSELS, Thursday.—The decision of the allied powers providing for Germany's surrender of her merchant ships and securities for the exchange for food, were presented to the German delegates here today by the' allied The Germans were permitted to ask questions but no dis commission. cussion was allowed. . Bolsheviki Make Claims of Territory. LONDON.—The Bolshevik general staff at Moscow claims that during anuary and February the Bolshevik army occupied territory the size of France, having 1055 miles of railroad under its control. It declared that soviet troops-will reach Archangel May 1, according to a Helingsfors dis patch to The Mail. Secret Treaties to Be Published. PEKING, Thursday.—It is announced here that the secret treaties between China and Japan will be published Friday. Peace Conference Resumed Today. PARIS.—President Wilson, returning to the peace conference after his trip to the United States, arrived in Paris shortly after noon today. The demonstration attending the president's arrival lacked the magnitude of that upon the occasion of his initial visit here last December, but was never theless spontaneous and cordial. The people had been kept in ignorance, at the president's request, which railroad station the train would enter, but they assembled at the Invalides station in great number by the time the train was due. Germany to Give Up Chinese Holdings. PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)—The supreme council of the peace con ference has virtually decided to include in the preliminary treaty of peace the requirement that Germany relinquish the lease held on Tsing Tao, and all properties and concessions in the Shantung peninsula. It is understood attempt will be made at present to render a decision as to the ultimate possession of Germany's rights. no SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS HERE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO AR RANGES FOR SUMMER TERM FOR HIGHER EDUCATION A summer science school for teach and others desiring to take special courses, but not to interfere with the elementary work of the state normal schools, will be given by the Univer sity of Idaho, at Moscow this year, beginning June 16 and closing July 25. This course will be of special in terest and will appeal to high school teachers, school principals and super intendents and to people who want to take special courses in subjects not taught in the normal schools. The university plans to leave the field of elementary and professional training for teachers to the normal schools and will so arrange its courses that they will not interfere with the work of the normal in any way, but they will be designed to fill a want that ers will be filled by no other school. A large enrollment of high school teachers, principals and superintend ents who desire to improve them selves along certain lines is expected. The university faculty will have charge of the work and specialists may be employed if needed. Presi dent Bindley is being urged to give some special courses along lines not hitherto covered in the west and with his wide experience in the field of education, if he can find the time to devote to this work, his special cours es would be a feature of great im portance to those seeking to fit them selves for higher educational work. The entire plant of the university will be at the disposal of those at tending the summer school. There is probably no place in Idaho with a better summer climate than Moscow and with the fine shade and orna mental trees on the campus, the fine buildings, the short distance, over good roads to the mountains with their summer camps and picnic grounds, the university and surround ing country furnish an ideal place to spend a brief vacation and at the same time improve the time by taking these special courses. Ihe complete announcement of the program and courses to be given will be published later. Fix High Hog Prices. * + * + CHICAGO.—It is reported to- + 4* day that the concensus of opin- 4* 4* ion of packers and représenta- 4* 4* tives of the food administration 4^ 4* inconfei'ence here, favors fixing 4* 4" a minimum price of not over $18 4* 4* and probably $17.50 for hogs. 4* + It is said no official announce- 4* 4* ment will be made until the 4 1 4* question is submitted to Wash- + 4 1 ington. 4 , 4 + 44 , 4 , 4 , 4 , + 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4>4 l 4 + received in the city yesterday told of the appoint ment of P. J. Lorang to the position | , , , , . , ' , of national bank examiner, with head-l quarters in Minneapolis. Mr. Lorang! took the examination for the position ( several weeks ago. and then went toi?' New York city and it was but a short!?®, ,. , . . ' . ! time after his arrival there that he | w'as notified that he had been sue m MADE BANK EXAMINER T. J. LORANG, SON OF LATAH COUNTY FARMER, EARNS ENVI ABLE POSITION LEWISTON.—Advices cessful in his effort for the position. Mr. Lorang was for many years con nected with the First National bank in this city, resigning his position to accept the cashiership of the First National bank at Burley. Idaho. Peter J. Lorang is a Latah county boy. His father is a pioneer fann er and one of the most progressive citizens of the Genesee district. The young man was educated in Wash-' inqtcn State College, at Pullman and has been engaged in banking for a number of years, having been success ful from the start. He has a brother, Barney, engaged in mercantile busi ness at Asotin. Both boys were rear ed in Latah county, where they have many warm friends. CULLED BY DEATH RILEY KNIGHT, WHO TOOK HOME STEAD NEAR HERE IN 1876, ANSWERS GALL LEWISTON.—I. W. Knight yester day received word of the death of his father, Riley Knight, at Santa Ana, Cal. Riley Knight was a pioneer of the northwest and crossed the plains from the .middle west in 1865 by ox team to Walla Walla. He led a strenuous western life until he moved to Cali fornia in 1909. Mr. Knight was united in marriage to Catherine Wells at Walla Walla shortly after his arrival there and then moved to Thornton, Wash., where he lived until 1871. He then moved back to Walla Walla and in 1876 moved to Moscow, where he homesteaded land and lived 20 years. He was a member of the Moscow vol unteer company during the Indian war of 1877. He moved to Tammany in 1902, where he lived until moving to California. Mr. Knight was a native of Indiana and was raised in Iowa. He is sur vived by his widow, a son and two daughters. Mrs. Mattie Garrick and) Miss Pearl Knight of Santa Ana, Cal. Mr. Knight was well known locally and visited his son here during the year of 1915, during which time he made many acquaintances. 4*4 , 4"4 , 4*4 , 4*4 > 4-4 , 4 , 4<4 , 4'4 , 4 , 4 < Employ Only Americans. 4* TACOMA.—Announcement by 4 4- Tacoma employers that they will 4* 4" hereafter employ none but Am- 4* 4" erican citizens has caused a rush 4 4* of aliens to secure naturaliza- 4 1 4 1 tion papers, officials stated to- 4> 4- day. It is stated that the in- 4* 4> crease has already reached a 4 1 4- point of 25 daily against a for- 4« 4* mer average of 25 monthly. 4* 4* + 4-4*4*4'4 > 4*4 i 4'4*4 , 4*4'4*4 , 4 > * * * * DI i Spring Medicine J t IF PATI EN? gEMAlH? f>- t OBDURATE INCRèAYE 'The me y. m % % yK' JX n % 'A % //A ! PS v m r/. 'mm % a LIU y/t W' .> f /< ■gg Up £ m % m % >yu ■ jlte LARGE ACREAGE OF PEAS TO BE PUNTED FARMERS OF LATAH COUNTY SET PACE WHICH IS BEING FOL LOWED ELSEWHERE There will be a larger acreage of peas grown in Latah county this year than ever before and the increase ,in acreage will not be confined to Latah county nor to Idaho, for the farffiers of the northwest are taking a deeJLin terest In pea growing and as Moscow is regarded as the center of the pea industry in the northwest, scores of letters are coming in every day from all parts of the northwest and as far south as Texas, asking about peas and seeking information about their care and cultivation. Many farmers near Moscow, including B. J. Arm brusten, James O'Connor and many others are in receipt of many letters from farmers in this and other states, asking about peas. C. A. Hagan re cently gave an interview to the news yaper which he predicted that peas will become the leading feed for hogs in the In i and Emp i re . Mr. Hag an promptly received a letter from a man at Ellensburg, Wash., asking j ,out l )eas ., how to raise them, where ; Ca ? j= et f® edand how they are l6d> whether thieshed or in the straw, James O'Connor says he has received so many letters he plans to have a "form'' letter printed to answer the questions. H. N. Wilson of the firm of Wash burn & Wilson, says his firm has sold 180,000 pounds of seed peas already this month and demands are coming in from all parts of the northwest, This means seed for 1300 acres has been sold by this firm and pea seed ing will not begin for two or three weeks yet. The firm has 10 men and women operating 10 machines for hand picking the seed peas and they are then fumigated and inoculated, During the past two weeks the firm has received 13 carloads of peas for treatment and these peas are to be used for seed. In the neighborhood of Pomeroy, Wash., enough seed has been bought to plant more than 1000 acres of peas. G. P. Lyon, living three miles east of Moscow, who has just completed picking 135 sacks of Blue Prussian seed peas by hand, intends to plant the entire amount, which will plant 135 acres. Mr. Lyon said: "If I did not get ^one sack per acre I would plant peas instead of summer fallow ing because the peas leave the ground in better condition for wheat than summer fallowing. The pea roots seem to prevent the soil from pack ing." But Mr. Lyon makes a big profit from raising peas in addition to leaving the land in fine condition for his fall wheat. Last year he got 6% sacks of peas per acre from 60 acres, and they brought him $10.40 per sack, or $67.60 per acre, which is not a bad return on land that would otherwise have been summer fallowed and pro duced no crop. Last year was very dry and the pea crop, as well as the grain crop was very light. He thinks he ought to get twice that many sacks in an ordinary season and five times that many sacks per acre have been grown in this county. James O'Connor, one ofthe pioneers in pea growing in this section, who, with his sons, raised 500 acres last year, is preparing to plant a large acreage this year. Mr. O'Connor said: "When a farmer gets his land inocula ted he hates to quit raising peas be cause each year he gets a better crop. I feel sorry for the man who raises his first crop of peas on land that has been growing grain for many years, for he is frequently disappoint ed. Being unacquainted with the growing of peas he is apt to fail to get his ground in the proper condi tion or neglect to fumigate to kill the pea weevil or neglect to inoculate the seed with culture and if he fails to do any of these he is due to disappoint ment. The culture is obtained from the University of Idaho, which makes it in large quantities and sells it at cost. It costs about 25 cents an acre, but it is the best Investment the pea growers can make for without its use his pea crop is apt to be light. After the ground has raised a crop of peas it sems to get inoculation and each succeeding crop is apt to be better than the first." Mr. O'Connor tells an interesting ex perience he had feeding hogs this win ter on a mixed ration of shelled corn, field peas and mill feed by which he wade a net gain of two pounds per hog per day on eight pounds of feed per day, getting a pound of pork for four pounds of this mixed feed. I WASHINGTON LEGISLATURE i ADJOURNED THURSDAY NIGHT . ! The state legislature of Washington i adjourned Thursday night after ap j preprinting $35,000,000, breaking all previous records and placing.a burden upon the tax payers that will require a tax of three mills for the state gen eral fund, alone. The appropriations 'for the general fund total $10,000,000. A. bill to appropriate $5,000,000 for soldiers who had served in the army, was killed. The appropriations for roads and highways total almost $8,000,000 and the new capitol will take' $2,772,000. There are a number of new cases G f influenza in Moscow while the epi demic seems to be spreading in the neighboring country and many of the cases are reported as quite serious, TVr W A Adair citv health officer says that Fred Scott, living near the Mrs. Hutton farm, east of town, is very sick, having had a temperature of more than 106 and his wife's tem perature was 104 last night, the children are also quite sick with the disease. He says a number of families in the country are down with it, every member of the family be ing ill. In Moscow the new cases reported for yesterday and today are the Adrianson family at 533 North Main street; Schwartz, at 215 North Wash ington; J. Hilton, corner Washing ton and D streets; one case at 108 N. Howard, name not given, and one at 319 East D. street, name not given, Dr. Clarke reports another case but Dr. Adair did not get the name or address. MORE INFLUENZA CASES REPORTED A NUMBER OF NEW CASES IN MOSCOW AND MANY IN THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY All of j The state highway commission of Idaho is working in conjunction with the federal government's post road commission to start work on the north and south Idaho highway about July 1 in order to get the federal gov ernment's appropriation of $600,000 to use this year. Contracts are to be let for the work in the heaviest parts of the district first and work started there just as soon as possible. There are four sections in central Idaho where the work will be very heavy and it is planned to start work there first and to let the contracts for the lighter work in the highway time for it to be finished with the heavy work. There are some stretch es of the road that will be very heavy and expensive. For the four sections mentioned the highway commission expects to expend $560,000 in addi tion to what help it gets from the federal government. R. Hodgins, highway commissioner for northern ] Idaho, who just returned from a meeting of the commission Boise, : for co- ! operative, work with .he fede™1 | Whitehird and New Mend Sre SvAoTk w°m he Ä | When this contract and three others are let and work started the commis- , sion will probably take up the other sections, but these are regarded as of ; less importance and the commission thought it unwise to spend money on them until the sections where the , work is so much heavier and will take so much longer, are w y. i Then contracts may be let tor the j work which will not take so long. al .> i it is planned that the entire road will be completed about the same time. | The two mill levy for Idaho roads ! will bring about $2,000,000 and the government will give $3,336,000 for roads in Idaho, of which $650,000 will j be available in 1919; $900,000 in 1920.; and $900,000 in 1921. Mr. Hodgins i thinks the north and south highway will be completed and open for trayel , between Boundary county and Boise | in the fall of 1920. COMMISSIONER HODGINS OUT LINES PLANS FOR BUILDING HIGHWAYS IN IDAHO m i i _ _ , - 0 . ,, ! « T^ÎS 0rn ^ US ^? St 0 ! ( French ^nnn e nno lce -)—France spent 26,000,000,000 francs for shells and projectiles dur mg the war, Senator Lucien Hubert j told the senate army commission yes-, terday. He said that 1,500,000,000 francs were spent for extra material , for use by the artulery. j . . . . TTTT i jTXTZTT j. . j. j. I 4-4'4'4<4*4*4'4*4-4<4'4-4-4'4"4'4' Caruso's Tax $153,933.70. i 4* * . , , 4* the tenoro, will pay an income * j 4* tax of $lo3,933.70 for 1918, it j 4* was revealed at the collectors 4^ office in the second New York 4* * 4* ">NEW YORK.—Enrico Caruso, 4> j . ... . . ■ 4* office today. Caruso presented J i 4* a check for $38,488.4*., one 4- fourth of the total amount. Per- * | + mission to print the amount was ♦ i 4-1 4* given by Caruso. NUMBER 142 AGRICULTURE HERE MILES CANNON, HEAD OF AGRI CULTURAL D EP A RTM E N T. VISITS NORTH IDAHO Miles Cannon, of Weiser, Idaho, the first man appointed head of one of the nine departments of Governor Davis' cabinet, was in Moscow yester day afternoon getting acquainted with this section of his district and arranging for cooperative work with farmers, grain and mill men > and other citizens of Latah county who will be interested in the work of his department. Mr. Cannon is chair man of the commission of agriculture, which absorbed 47 different depart ments, agencies and commissions that existed under the old regime. This has charge of all departments deal ing with agriculture and agricultural interests in the state, including the farm markets bureau, the state hor ticultural board, the horticultural in spection board, the livestock sanitary board, the Lewiston live stock show, the state fair at Boise, the state vet erinary office, the bonded warehouses, the inspection and grading of all farm products for interstate shipment, the . inspection of weights and measures and the recording of brands for live stock. These, with their various branches and associate works, formed 47 separate duties under the old plan of state government. Mr. Cannon has been over much of the state since being appointed and he paid Latah county the high com pliment of saying "Latah county is the best organized county in Idaho, excepting none. His work will be in terwoven with that of the agricul tural college and experiment station and with the extension work that is being carried on with these. His de partment is also cooperating with the federal department of agriculture and the three will work together on many problems concerning agricul ture. Mr. Cannon is enthusiastic about the prospects of his department as sisting the farmers to get better prices and more honest treatment in handling their products. He told of numerous instances of Idaho fruit growers shipping fruit to eastern commission houses and getting noth ing for their fruit and told of his neighbors who shipped 15 carloads of apples to a Chicago commission house which drew on him for $2200 for ex penses in handling his fruit and he finally settled with the commission house by paying it $1,000 for taking his 15 carloads of apples for which he had refused $700 per car at his home shipping point. 200 instances of such treatment of Idaho fruit growers by commission houses," said Mr. Cannon, "but they will never be able to do this again under our present laws. It is our in tention to make our grading and m spection of all farm products to be shipped frorn the state, so thorough aad un .^f r ™ grades will com ply the ? rad ? s established by the federal and other state govern ments When this is done and the products placed in a bonded ware house the farmer can take his receipt aad se H ^ m any market and the pur chaser will get the very quality of S oods his receipt calls for. It will be like money in the bank, Mr. Cannon is a tiller of the soil, He has a large prune orchard near Weiser and gets about 25 carloads of prunes a yeai when the .frost don t S et / lrs . t ' and ? ls , ests are v ^l th fPiL? n f He said. T-? e „„„ Haho comprise from 60 to 65 per ent of t}le wea Hh of the sta e. fa J' m , e ^ s , pay - m ® r ® ) -v, ta efffo t .«mhU. other industries in the state cob ed > including railroads, business, ? «»r class. We to protect the ?„! JVS', «- .«»*- •- * «'«»P» «* pa Un ^ er the new law it is unde rstood that . cannot be shipped out of gtate until sold and this wi n work h dshi on opera tors of elevators, must ship when their elevators filled or P 0 out of business. Ar w L ^ president of the Farmers n ; varehousp company , which has i ar g- e elevator here, called the at of Mr Cann ' n to this and suggested that the law will put the j t ou t of business and drive bo use and elevator men of Idaho to matter Mr. Cannon left last night for Lew s f on _ He eame j n 0 n the noon train rom c oeur d'Alene, where he spent I could give the farmers back to handling grain in sacks, if this portion of the law Mr. Cannon is strictly enforced, promised to call a meeting of ware time and says that Kootenai He met some county lacks organization. many Moscow citizens while in town and renewed old acquaintances with number of them. Mr. Cannon lived n Moscow many years ago and then moved to Yakima valley, where he gpen t ma ny years and was prominent jn politics in Washington. He has been living at Weiser for a number of years He p]ans to visit all north da i, 0 counties and arrange for co operative work with local boards. i BT. To Stop Aerial Duel. .PARIS.—The Paris police have taken a hand in the proposed aerial duel between Leon Vaudecrane and oberb Schreeber, former army avi ators. The police give two reasons why the duel should not be held, namely, that duelling is forbidden and that people below would be en dangered. it is suggested, however, that the aviators might hold their duel over the sea.