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The Daily Star-Mirror
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
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
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
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of them seriously. The consul's injuries are understood to be serious,
said that feeling between Americans and Japanese at Tientsin is running
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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*
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4* ment will be made until the 4 1
4* question is submitted to Wash- +
4 1 ington.
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received in
the city yesterday told of the appoint
ment of P. J. Lorang to the position |
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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!?®,
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time after his arrival there that he |
w'as notified that he had been sue
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.
LEWISTON.—I. W. Knight yester
day received word of the death of his
father, Riley Knight, at Santa Ana,
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.
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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
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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
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.
! 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
All of
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.
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( 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
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Caruso's Tax $153,933.70.
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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>
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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* given by Caruso.
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
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
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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
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
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.
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
it is suggested, however, that the
aviators might hold their duel over
the sea.

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