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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1919 NUMBER 144c GERMANY RESTORES ORDER MAY REFOSE TO SIGN TREATY The rebellion in Germany seems to have quieted down and few disturbances are reported and these are of a minor character. The iron hand of the Ger man government, which court martialed and shot the leaders of the rebellion by the hundreds, seems to have had a quieting effect upon the turbulent population. Now that Germany seems to have conquered the rebels at home, and for getting how she has threatened that she will not do this and will not do that, only to do it at the last moment, is beginning to "feel her oats" and again makes a threat which she has no intention of carrying out. Mathias Erzberger, head of the German armistice commission, announces that the Germans will not sign the treaty if it embraces anything more than Presi dent Wilson's original 14 points. The Orient is now trying to get into the spot light and China, fearing bol shevism and relations between Japan and the United States being slightly strained due to the outbreak between soldiers of the two countries, is draw ing some attention from Europe. The stories told by the cable today follow: Germany Makes Another Idle Threat. COPENHAGEN.—If the allies loaded the peace treaty with conditions beyond President Wilson's original 14 points, the German national assembly will refuse its assent to the treaty, Mathias Erzberger, head of the German armistice commission declared in an address at a Berlin meeting, favoring the formation of a league of nations, according to a Berlin dispatch today. The matter would then be left to a referendum of the German nation, he said. French Army of Occupation Advance Outposts. BERLIN, Saturday.—(By Associated Press.)—British and French forces, according to reports received here, have advanced their outposts from the limits of their present bridgeheads at Cologne and Mainz, respectively. The French are reported to have penetrated into the corporate limits of Frank ford. Cancels Order to Shoot Armed Citizens. COPENHAGEN.—The order by Gustav Noske, German minister of war, for the execution of all persons possessing arms and fighting against the government, have been withdrawn, says a Berlin dispatch. Allies Will Feed Austrians. BASEL, Sunday.—The interallied food commission which has been con ducting negotiations at Vienna, has concluded its session and reached an agreement with German Austria, which is to receive five convoys of grain daily via Triest, according to a Vienna dispatch received here. No Hitch in Peace Conference. LONDON.—Andrew Bonar Law, government leader in the house of com mons, told the house today that to the best of his belief there is no founda tion for the report that a hitch had occurred in the presentation to Germany of the draft of the peace terms because of a divergence of opinion on the subject of the league of nations. Bolsheviki Repulsed in Northern Russia. ARCHANGEL, Saturday.—(By Associated Press.)—A futile attack which the Bolsheviki delivered yesterday on the allied and American forces, com prised the first serious attempt to cut the line of communications of the Dvina advancing columns. It was not only frustrated but the Bolsheviki are severely defeated and sustained heavy losses. Egypt Tries to Start Something. LONDON.—There has been rioting in Tanta, Egypt, during the past week. Wednesday three thousand persons attempted to rush the railway station at Tanta. The attack was frustrated by troops and the police. There was some fighting and 22 casualties, according to the dispatch. Spain May Want to Join the League. MADRID, Sunday.—(By Associated Press.)—The committee appointed by the government to study Spanish participation in the league of nations, has submitted a report which will be considered at a special cabinet meeting today or tomorrow. The government entirely indorsed President Wilson's proposals but reserves a decision regarding reduction of armaments and the fixing of military forces by members of the league. Lettish Troops Becoming Active. COPENHAGEN.—Lettish troops have advanced toward Mitau and have captured the towns of Kandau and Zabelin, according to Lettish headquar ters advices. The advance continues and the Bolsheviki in northwestern Courland are now threatened with having their retreat cut off. They are reported to be retreating in panic. All Quiet Now at Tien Tsiu, China. WASHINGTON.—Minister Reihsch, at Peking, advised the state depart ment today that all is quiet at Tien Esin, where there was trouble last week between American soldiers and Japanese, and that he is sending a full re port of the incident by mail. The department instructed him to report all the important facts by cable immediately. Minister Reinsch made no men tion of the nature of the difficulty. China in Fear of Bolshevism.. PEKING.—The Chinese government is alarmed over a Petrograd report relative to the formation of a Chinese workingman's organization with 60,000 members with the objective of conducting revolutionary propaganda and es tablishing a soviet government in China. GEORGE A. BARKER OF PEND °' EEIL H I ilH E L| V1 0 E F W H. S M PEAKS HIGHL1 OF HIM . In a letter to his paper, the Pend O'Reille Review, Geoerge A. Barker, EDITOR PRAISES PRESIDENT LINDLEY former secretary of state, and one of the best known men of northern Idaho, tells of a trip to Boise with Dr. E. H. Lindley, president of the University of Idaho. His article is headed "The Gentleman in the Horn Specs. "On the way down to Boise the other day, a long slender gentleman came into the Pullman dressing room along about 9 o'clock. Before he had his 'specs' on he was at a great dis It follows: advantage. As he blinked his eyes and groped his way through lus morning ablutions he was some owl. I offered to help him with his coat. He was profuse with his thanks, but I might have been an Egyptian mum my or a Roman gladiator so far as being 'discovered' in my identity by the president of the state university. When he got his 'horn' specs on he knew me. "If there is anything more delight ful than to spend a day on the train with Dr. Lindley, I don't know what it is. The journey to Boise, as you all know, was made that men might learn to swear with ease. It is the devil's own creation in his purpose to catch men off their guard and deliver themselves over to his satanic maj esty in fits and outbursts of rage. "But the day from Pendleton to Boise slipped by—not only for me but for that variegated little bunch in the ÄÄÄSTÄ "to of the war, the silent lad from Nez Perce whose chief discourse was a broad and booming smile, 'J? , red . who Cached a3 talked about the great inequalities of life—all tin ally deferring to the long thin gentle who knew much about so the war than did the soldier, about the farm than did the farmer boy, about economics than did the travel ing man, about socialism than did the 'red,' about journalism than did I. "Anecdote, 'stories,' observations, i life's philosophies, Dr. Lindley told no t as one teaching us but as one of • US) as a member of that slice of the human family penned in the little | smoking room, forced for the day to be companions. Whatever the topic I he illuminated it. Without offense he showed the 'red' the fallacies of socialism, reduced to terms of ab surdity. He taught his little class, down across Oregon and back into Idaho and across and re-across the Snake, not obtrusively, not even with their knowledge, but effectively and with the realization on their part that a mind had gone their way and that they had been privileged for a spell to drink from a pure and limpid stream. "It would pay the state, in these days when men are following so many distractions to find the path to Elysia, to have this gentleman travel j up and down the state in smoking ; cars—pay the state if it did not pay , it so much more to have him where he is.—telling mining congresses that co-operative endeavor is the solvent of labor troubles, telling the bankers that usury is not banking, telling farmers the economic factors in their problems from the field to the mar ket, telling the boys over at Moscow the true and valiant way. "GEORGE R. BARKER." r. COMMISSIONERS CALL A SPECIAL MEETING THURSDAY The county commissioners have called a special session on Thursday, March 20, at 1 o'clock for the pur pose of considering the petition of the Princeton and Harvard highway dis trict, appointing the election judges, creating the election precincts and set the date for the election of said dis trict. This will be the first special meeting called since Homer Estes has been clerk of the board. There have been many adjourned meetings but never a special meeting before, object of this meting is to hasten the formation of road districts so that work may begin as early as possible and so that elections may not come at a time to interfer with spring farm work. The m FOR U. S. SENATOR VETERAN, WOUNDED IN WORLD WAR, NOW IN HOSPITAL MAY ENTER THE RACE WASHINGTON.— Captain Albert H. Connor, who is a patient at Wal ter Reed hospital, this city, while re covering from a wound sustained in the Argonne fighting, is a very prob able candidate for United States sen ator in Idaho next year. There appears to be a considerable demand from some of the republicans of north Idaho that Captain Connor make the race, according to informa tion received from some of his friends in this city. Besides an enviable war record Captain Connor is said to have a clean record at home where he is best known by the statesmanlike qual ities which distinguished his conduct as speaker of the house in the Idaho legislature of 1915. His home is at Sandpoint, in north Idaho, a location which is pointed out should mean something in the next nominating contest as the other republican sen ator, William E. Borah, is from south Idaho. It is said of Captain Connor that he is one of the few political possibili ties in north Idaho who can claim an acquaintance and following to any wide extent in the southern part of the state. It will be several weeks before he can leave the hospital permanently at which time he contemplates return ing to Sandpoint to resume the prac tice of law. Captain Connor, how ever, is not the old soldier candidate mentioned for the senate seat now held by John F. Nugent, democrat. Colonel E. C. Davis, formerly of Boise, but now on the general staff of the army and detailed to the war college, is another possible candidate for the republican nomination. KANSAS CAN BRING SUIT AGAINST BURLESON WASHINGTON.—Postmaster Gen eral Burleson's authority to increase telephone rates throughout the coun try may be determined by the su preme court which today granted the state of Kansas permission to insti-1 tute original proceedings against the postmaster general, questioning the validity of his order, made December 13, last, establishing new toll rates. The court ordered the return made next term, in October. 1 Dr. Wiik is Major. Dr. John Christian Wiik of Moscow, has been promoted to the rank of major in the officers reserve corps of the United States array. The appoint ment to this rank came today to H. Melgard, Dr. Wiik's close friend and business agent here .and was forward ja. . reived .l~«l »«»In, «ho »rmy, L havmg been given the. rank of cap * am some time ago aa 7aua It he iS? " (wlS Si no P „ m ho.on.o ... «*»"■ of ,he F?'T ..f P i " i ik has many friends here who will ! ' e|nK ' f ' ovor lus ■ aoot ' folU j££: Mr. Melgard Dr. | U2 0 r Conflicting Thoughts T imÊm — ,. ; y/. % « vm mk>,\ jug PH XV//A \ /, % a w/A // Will i / i.V? / ' l 7 ; / I IT/ I Â V Mother, VjCAH I TAKEpgä 1 THI5 ^ UMPRfUA? i i V/. /////. % WÊmM i 77' % i » i mrs; w. y //f '7/ ■ v. 1 . 2 7 ï m Wj m f T T™be F closed CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILE PROVIDE FFUNDS TO KEEP THIS AGENCY OPEN The United States employment bur eau at Moscow will not be closed, de spite the fact that the fillibuster tn the senate cut off the supply of funds for carrying it on. The citizens of Moscow will raise the funds neces sary to keep open the office until such time as funds can be provided by the federal government. This action was decided upon by the executive commit tee of the chamber of commerce at a special meeting held Sunday after noon. L. F. Parsons, In charge of the gov 'Panhandle" of Idaho, will remain in ernment employment office here which represents five counties of the I. charge of the work. Mr. Parsons re ceived instructions from the depart ment at Washington to close the office on March 22, as there are no funds available to continue the work and the announcement stated that all such of ficés will have to be closed. The of fices were originally planned to find places for returning soldiers and many of them have received assist ance to secure jobs through the ef forts of these employment agencies. Mr. Parsons said: "The Moscow office, alone, has placed more than 4500 men since it was opened. The business has been growing steadily and every day peo ple come to us for assistance. Today we had a discharged soldier who want ed to get to Seattle, where he has a job promised. He had no funds, and we assisted him in securing $50. There is not a day when we do not assist from one to a score of people and to close the office now when many industries are seeking labor and many returning soldiers are seeking jobs would work a great hardship on both the employer and the men who are out of work." The office used by Mr. Parsons, who is also chairman of the Latah county council of defense, has become head quarters for almost all public busi ness and the citizens of Moscow are anxious to keep it open as an inform ation bureau as well as an employ ment office. An unofficial report re ceived by Mr. Parsons today stated that congress is expected to reopen in special session about May 1 and that funds for carrying on the work of the employment bureau will be available then. Until that time the chamber of commerce will undertake to supply the funds needed. SHOW ALASKA AS A I FILMS TAKEN AND SENT TO WASHINGTON WILL BE PUT ON EXHIBITION SOON ANCHORAGE, Alaska.—Motion pic tures will visualize to persons in the United States the construction and operating work and agricultural ac tivities along the route of the govern ment railroad in Alaska. Nine thou sand two hundred and forty feet of film have been sent from Anchorage to Washington, D. C„ and after exhib ition to administration officials, sen ators and representatives in congress the film will be shown on screens in various parts of the country. Most of the pictures were taken last fall at the time of the visit of E. O. McCormick, chairman, and members of the federal commission appointed by 'President Wilson to investigate the resources of Alaska, particularly along the line of the government railroad. The scenes depict construction and operation of the railroad route from Seward to Indian River, which is 150 miles north of Anchorage, include farming development in the Matan uska Valley, and show coal mining at Eska and Chicaloon. MYSTERY 0F DISJP ™ CE IRA ARCRIE HAWLEY DEEPENS GAMP LEWIS SITE GOST TWO MILLIONS UU*M PIERCE COUNTY AND TACOMA ISSUED BONDS AND BOUGHT SITE FOR GOVERNMENT TACOMA.—What is claimed to have been the largest condemnation suit in the history of United States courts was concluded when the 60,000 acres of ground on which Camp Lewis, the army cantonment, is located was turn ed over to the country. The case involved the expenditure of $2,000,000 for the land and court proceedings, the money being raised by bonding Pierce county. 1 Nearly 5000 persons were interested in the land, which is the county's gift i to government, and 2200 separate plots were affected. Thirty-nine men, members of three juries, handled all of the jury work incidental to the condemnation suits which began September 24, 1917, when the first 35.000 acres were condemn ed. Fifty-six attorneys assisted in choos ing the first jury and 28 attorneys, representing defendants, helped try the first case. Three attorneys, J. T. S. Lyle, Scott Henderson and Robert Davis, handled all the legal end for the county. DEAN THOMSON BILLED AS ONE OF SPEAKERS, COULD NOT ATTEND MEETING VANCOUVER, B. C— Mining men from many parts of Canada and the United States are expected to attend the International Mining convention to be held here March 17, 18 and 19, according to the local mining office lals who are arranging for the meet ing. T. A. Rickard, San Francisco, min ing authority, editor, student and trav eler, will be one of the principal speakers at the meeting. He will talk on "Mining as an Investment." Mr. Rickard, it is said here, is known in nearly every mining community on the globe, having spent years journey ing and visiting mines. Other addresses will be delivered by T. W. Bingay and Valentine Quinn, two Vancouver men, on "Mining Tax ation." Dean Thomson of the Univer sity of Idaho, also probably will speak. H. N. Lawrence, chairman of the Oregon Bureau of Mines, has sent word that he intends to come to the convention with his entire staff. A big delegation is expected from Seat tle and other Puget Sound cities. Exhibits from many parts of Canada and Alaska are to be sent to the con vention. (Dean F. A. Thomson, head of the school of mines in the University of Idaho, was invited to deliver an ad dress but could not leave the universi ty at this time, as there is a rush of work in his department.) PROBATE MATTER DISTRICT AND PROBATE COURTS HAVE 'SEVERAL NEW CASES OF INTEREST In the probate court before Judge Nelson, the will of Jonathan Charles Oylear was probated today, upon the petition of James J. Keane, who was named as executor in the will. The will gives the property to Mrs. Oy lear, consisting of a farm in the Lin ville section, valued at about $16.000. A petition for the distribution of the estate of John Crowley has been filed. Mr. Crowley died at Kitsap, Wash., in March. 1918, leaving a wid ow. as heir, Mrs. Josephine R, Crow ley. The interest is in the Crowley ranch, southeast of Moscow, recently purchased bv ,T. Bessee. Emaline K. Davis filed accounts and petition for the distribution as ex ecutrix of the last will and testament of Wm. A. Davis. Mr. Davis died testate in the state of Washington and the will is probated in this conn ty to dispose of 145 acres of land in Sections 22 and 27 N.. R. 1 W. B. M. In the district court a decree of di vorce has been filed in an action on titled E. H. Field vs. Viva J. Field. The plaintiff has been granted the de c.ree, The parties lived in the neigh bbrhood of Trov. Mabyl M. Byrum has filed a com plaint against Wm. B. Byrum for di vorce. charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married in 1908 in Spokane. The wife asks for the care of two minor children. WSJ Going to Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. E. Thomas of Third and Almond streets, and Mr. and Mrs. William I^ange, near neighbors, will leave tomorrow for Perham and Thir drite, Minnesota, for a short visit. ar id The mystery concerning the strange disappearance of Ira Archie Hawley of Moscow, who disappeared in France and from whom no direct word has been received since May 28, 1918, deep ens. His wife telegraphed Saturday to Camp Dix. Va., after had received a telegram from Adjutant General Harrison stating that Ira A. Hawley, B Company, 28th Infantry, had land ed in the United States on February 22. This morning she received a tele gram stating that he had not reached Camp Dix. A telegram sent by R. E. Neidig. head of the Latah County Red Cross to the Red Cross at Washing ton, D. C„ asking that an investiga tion be started at once, has not been answered yet. Today it was learned that a letter from France, was delivered Saturday through the local postoffice and that employes of the postoffice noticed that the name and address of Ira A. Hawley was written across the end of the envelope. An advertisement has been sent out to try to locate the per son to whom the letter was delivered. It is hoped in this way to get some trace of the missing man. Postoffice employes say they remember seeing the name of Ira A. Hawley and an address in France, written on the en velope but they did not notice to whom the letter was delivered. Mrs. Hawley has asked that the person who received this letter communi cate with her. The mysterious disappearance of the young man, who w r as a great fa vorite in Moscow, where he was rear ed and attended the grade, and the high school and the University of Ida ho has awakened much interest and friends are doing everything in their power to locate him. The fact that he has never been reported as "killed, wounded or missing" only adds to the mystery of the strange case. „ Judge W. F. Morgareidge, postmas ter of Moscow, speaks in the highest terms of the missing man, who, with his wife, nee Mary Henley, was in the seventh grade when Judge Morgar eidge was teaching school here. The school mates grew up together and were married. He answered the call of hhr country, -wrote'regularly instil May 28 and since that time not a word has been received from him and more than 30 letters sent to him have been returned as "unclaimed." v FOREST SERVICE HELPS THE WEST DEPART M ENT HAS ISSUED HANDSOME BOOK TELLING WHAT IT HAS DONE WASHINGTON.—That the various activities on the national forests are handled in such a way as to insure the fullest possible protection and utilization of the water supply as well as of the timber, forage, and other resources, is the statement made in a recent publication of the forest service, department of agricul ture—"What the National Forests Mean to the Water User." Water, by the irrigation process, is shown to be an essential factor in the de velopment of the west. By this means, it is pointed out, the semi arid areas of the west could be trans formed into fertile agricultural lands, as profitably, perhaps, as the 13,000, 000 acres already under and representing in crops produced an annual value of $247,000,000. Some idea of the enormous extent of water poker within the national forests may be gained from the statement that it represents 31 per cent of the water power resources of the entire coun try. Moreover, a large port of the remaining power, althougn developed I outside of the forests, is derived from ; streams rising in them, The publication, profusely iliustrat | ed with contrast pictures, deals with j various phases of water use iq this immense territory, including grazing, ai ÏIin timber and ! f J ?» hydroelectric and other power, do mestic water supply, navigation, for es ^. POV ' er an d fire protection—all of w mch is summed up in the foreword as Service service that is none the less real because it is not always ob v *° us an d because its exact value can n0 j always be expressed in dollars al ?F* cents. "ihu ores , s Mean to Mater Users, 1 he western mountains contain f 1 ? 0 , 16 tb an i2 per cent ol the poten Dal water power of the United States. Approximately 7,500,000 sheep use 1 national forest range each year, -S? 1116 western towns and cities, " aggregate population of I 2,265 000 depend on the national for I esta f °r their domestic water supply, About 10,000,000 forest-tree seed l 1 . ng ® an ° transplants are grown by h, e tV f ores î sel 7 lpe each year for use • Î. e re f9 res t a tion of denuded lands e natl °nal forest, Floods in Kansas. KANSAS CITY. — Unprecedented rains have sent all rivers in a wide seetjon of northern and central Kan sas out of their banks upon rich farming country. No loss of life so far reported here early today, but the property damage is believed to be large. Damage is especially heavy in towns.