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▼OLUME VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO TUESDAY, MARCH 18. 1919 NUMBER 145 The peace conference is getting down to business and trying to bring mat ters to a focus. The five great powers are conferring together frequently »nd trying to rush matters so that the treaty may be presented to the cen tral powers within the next few days. So urgent is the business that Pre mier Orlando, of Italy, has asked the Italian parliament to adjourn for two weeks so that he can be in constant attendance at the sessions and the Other premiers and President Wilson have urged Lloyd George to not return to England for two weeks. England and Japan have their troubles, outside of the peace conference. Egypt is in a turmoil, and Ireland is causing trouble for England, while Korea, which country Japan took over at the close of the Russian-Japanese war, now demands independence. Fighting against the Bolsheviki is tha only military activity reported in today's cablegrams. Following are the stories told by the cables today: President Wilson Holds Conferences. . PARIS, 8:40 a. m.—President Wilson will hold important conferences to day with Premiers Lloyd George, Orlando and Clemenceau at the Parise White House. The question to be discussed is securing accord between the great powers on all phases of the peace treaty and its early presentation ■ to the Germans. It is expected an agreement will be reached as to the ' .inclusion of the league of nations as an integral part of the peace treaty in accordance with the resolution already adopted by the peace conference. German Forts to Be Dismantled. PARIS, 11:23 a. m.—The fortifications on Heligoland Island, Germany's formidable North Sea base, must be dismantled. This decision was reached today by the supreme allied war council. It also decided that Kiel canal should be internationalized and made available to ships of all nations on even terms. Ownership of Cables to Be Referred. The British delegation to the peace conference, it was announced today, bas consented to refer to the supreme council the question of the future ownership of the German cables to America. All parties interested are pre paring briefs on this subject. Will Divide Warships Later. The disposition of the German warships in unlikely to be included in the treaty of peace, according to the American peace delegation's views. Ger many, however, will be required to surrender title to the ships and their ultimate ownership will be determined, later. Beg Lloyd George to Remain in Paris. A letter signed by President Wilson and Premiers Clemenceau and Or lando were handed to Lloyd George this afternoon, strongly urging him to postpone for a fortnight, his return to England, in view of the emergency . of problems before the peace conference. Lloyd George will submit the letter to the British cabinet. It is understood he will act according to its views. Bolsheviki Are Still Fighting. STOCKHOLM.—Fighting has been resumed against the Bolsheviki along the Lithuanian front, according to an official Lithuanian statement, which adds that the Bolsheviki have been severely defeated at Soda and- Paginal. r , "Southeast of Vilna we are advancing victoriously and forcing the enemy to retire along the who'Ie front," says the dispatch. Esthonian Forces Defeat Bolsheviki. . COPENHAGEN, Monday night.—Esthonian forces are again masters of the situation on the Pskov, according to Esthonian telegram which says Esthonia launched a heavy counter attack in that region. Serious Rioting in Egypt. LONDON.—In the recent rioting in Cairo, Egypt, believed to be due to nationalist agitation, six persons were killed and 31 wounded, according to a Cairo dispatch. At Tanta, on the Nile river, 70 miles above Alexandria, where rioting also occurred, the casualties number 11 killed and 61 wounded. A message filed March 13, said order had been restored and the rtoops are able to cope with the situation. Koreans Now Want Independence. TOKIO, Monday.—(By Associated Press.)—The Korean demonstration continued Saturday and Sunday, according to dispatches received here, dication are that the national independence movement is nationally exten sive and organized in some of the strongest provinces. Japanese Premier Denies Financial Story. TOKIO, Saturday.—(By Associated Press.)—Premier Hara today denied that the visit to China of John J. Abbott, vice-president of the Con In rumors tinental & Commercial Trust & Savings Bank of Chicago, was designed to oust Japanese capitalists from China. The premier said the rumors to this effect were untrue. NEW EIRUND FAVORS LEAGUE OF NOTIONS ; V BOSTON HERALD TAKES A POST CARD VOTE AND GETS SUR PRISING RESULTS The Boston Herald's post-card poll of representative citizens of eastern Massachusetts on the league orf na tions shows a preponderance of senti ment in favor of the idea. Some an swers savor of political partsanship, hut most do not. Judge Robert Grant, stout conservative in politics, says: "The draft of the proposed league of nations may be loosely drawn and may require some new phrasing, but Sts framework is sound, %nd will, in my opinion, win the support of a vast majority of the people." Some of the most spirited replies come from business men. Theodore Jones, presi dent of the well-known firm of Jones, McDuffee & Stratton, who a republican, declares "squarely on the side of President Wilson and Mr. Taft," and considers the attitude of the obstructionist re • publican senators as "very detriment al to the welfare of this country," P. . B. Magrane of the Magrane, Houston company, writes: - "Senators Lodge and Knox show their minds steeled and wraped by partisan politics to such an extent V that the moans, tears, and starving conditions of hundreds of millions of human beings are as nothing, com pared to the party advantage that they might gain." Some of the dissenters merely state that they "side with Lodge and Knox," refusing to be explicit. Other critics say that they favor the league of na tions, but in the words of E. G. Pres ton of the S. S. Pierce company, de plore the "idea of being stampeded into precipitate action," or else ask himself is for clarification and improvement of the present draft. In Oregon, Too. The Oregon Journal has been tak ing a straw vote in the state on the question of a league of nations. The result of four days of voting showed 2226 for and 26 against. The favor able votes, it is stated, came in thick est on the day the round robin sena tors made their protest.—Springfield (Mass.) Republican. m IDAHO MAKES WAR CAMPAIGN FOR POISONING SQUIR RELS STARTS IN ALL FARM ING DISTRICTS BOISE.—Having succeeded in slay ing large numbers of rabbits in the winter months, farm bureaus through out the state are making preparations for a vigorous poisoning campaign against.ground squirrels and other in jurious rodents, according to an .nouncement made at the university extension department offices Friday, day. an Statistics just received from Mont pelier show that the Bear Lake coun ty farm markets bureau has increased in membership from 224 to 375 in the past year. 1 expanded in the same manner. "The bureaus generally have in creased from 25 and 100 per cent In the past year," said Ralph H. Musser, assistant state county agent leader, Friday. "We credit this expansion to the strong program of work carried in every county possessing a bu Other bureaus have OJl reau." F. Ll Williams, acting state county agent leader, will be at Rupert Sat urday to attend the annual meeting of the Minidoka county farm bureau. ♦♦+♦++♦♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ + STRIKE RIOTERS STONE POLICE IN LAWRENCE ♦ + + ♦ ♦ ♦ LAWRENCE, Mass. —When ♦ + the police were trying to break ♦ ♦ up a parade of textile workers ♦ ♦ today shots were fired 'from ♦ ♦ tenement houses and officers + + were stoned. Persons in the + + crowd were clubbed. Many ar- ♦ + rests were made. This is the + + most violent disturbance since ♦ + the strike began six weeks ago. ♦ WOMAN SHOT IN ROW NEAR ORANGEVILLE TROUBLE STARTED AT A DANCE RESULTS IN ONE SHOOTING ANOTHER ticipated. GRANGEVILLE.—Vesta Nepean, a young woman living with her parents on Doumecq Plains, in the Salmon river country, was shot and severely wounded Saturday by Mrs. Newton Otto, a neighbor. The shooting fol lowed a quarrel in which Miss Ne pean's brother and George Lynch, Mrs. Otto's brother, are said to have par The wound is not thought to be fa tal, the bullet having entered the leg, and unless bloqd poisoning should de velop serious results are not expected. Reports from the scene of the shooting indicate that at a dance given Friday night in the Nepean neighbor hood the two men had an altercation and Saturday as the Nepeans passed the Otto ranch hostilities were re newed, and while the two men were fighting the women engaged in a dis pute, leading to the shooting. Sheriff Eller and Prosecuting At torney Auger left immediately for the scene of the trouble. The shooting has aroused the entire community, due to the nature of the case, and the prominence of the persons involved. JUSTICE ABOUT BEER WANT BEER CONTAINING MORE THAN ^ OF 1 PER CENT ALCOHOL SOLD The great "American issue" of whether beer containing more than % of 1 per cent alcohol can be sold, is to be decided by the department of justice. Steps to get a decision on the momentus question. NEW YORK.—Whether the internal revenue bureau has authority to en force the rule against the sale of beer containing more than % of 1 per cent of alcohol will be nut un to the de partment of justice. Internal Revenue 1 Commissioner Hbper today decided to ask for' an opinion on the subject. Coincident with the internal revenue bureau's decision to ask the depart ment of justice whether it had author ity to enforce the regulation prohibit ing the production of beer over % of 1 per cent alcohol content, the defend ants in the brewery stock holders suit brought here last week to test the con stitutionality of the war-time prohibi tion act, announced they had invited the government's cooperation In the defense. EMPLOYMENT BUREAU HAS CALLS FOR HELP The U. S. employment service has calls for the following help; Three house maids, three general farm hands, two mechanical drafts men, 1 grocery clerk, one office and stock clerk. It also has applications from sev eral soldiers desiring work about town. Persons desiring help of any kind are urged to list their needs with the service. Farmers are es pecially urged to .list their coming needs as indications are that there will be a shortage of desirable farm help... Q A Modest Request VWKT shall) IT Btr J IP LIRE to HAVE *OME j oooort HUTi r Like THE Uc . VUVAllO« ACMnte \ pset> TdMA kfu^ r w 3 a tFH w a K i À J : i Ü f \\m m (OryrAthO RED GROSS US HOOVER TELLS OF NEEDS OF SUFFFER1NG PEOPLE IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES Herbert Hoover, head of the Europ ean Relief Administration, cables that the most serious need of millions of men, women and children in northern France, Italy, Czeeho-Slovakia, Bel gium, Serbia, Roumania. Greece and other allied countries in the near East is that of clothing. In most places, ; the Huns absolutely ruined the tex tile industries, making it impossible for the people to help themselves, even if they had raw materials, ac cordingly they look to the outside world, and principally to America for assistance. Colonel Harvey D. Gibson cables: "Refugees have been for several years in rags or with practically no clothes at all. In many countries now, even Jit clothing could be manufactured and paid for, material is totally lacking. The need is great to a degree that few at home can possibly realize. Every garment furnished will cover a body which otherwise would lack proper clothing, and each garment furnished will actually prevent suffering." Fifty American Red Cross investi gators in France have submitted a re port asserting that the need of cloth ing among hundreds of thousands of refugees in France alone is more im perative even than food. The report says : "Most of the refugee families manage to nourish themselves on the government allowance and small wages, but they are by no means able to clothe themselves." their PRESBYTERIANS SEEK FUND OF $38,000,000—F. A. DAVID IN CHARGE OF LOCAL WORK The Presbyterians are making a big drive for funds to carry on their work during the coming year. This is a nation-wide movement in which all Presbyterian churches are cooperat ing. The campaign will culminate next Sunday afternoon in a personal canvas of all members and friends of the church. Between the hours of 2 and 5 on that date it is proposed to raise funds at the rate of $13,000, 000 an hour. This is the biggest pro gram the church has ever undertaken. The church is confronted with a great opportunity for expansion—the great est opportunity in her history. A great war has been waged in defense of the moral principles of righteousness and justice and brotherhood. It is the church's task to hold the gains that have been made and conserve the has . sp }f n , dl 'J idealism that the war callea rortn - Twenty-five million dollars of the entire fund te be raised is for local congregational expenses and $13,000. 000 for our world-wide work. This includes $500,000 for returning sol diers and sailors, and another $500, 000 for rebuilding the Protestant churches of France. Belgium and Italy. Four-fifths of the Protestant churches which were destroyed in the war area were of the Presbyterian or der. campaign. He will be assisted by a central committee of five members: J. G. Eldridge, H. H. Simpson, J. S. Heckathorne. C. M. Jacobson, and Wm. Hunter. In addition to these men about 30 other men of the con gregation will have part in the work of the campaign. The money to be raised locally will include the running expense of the local Presbyterian church and her apportionment of funds for the world-wide work of the church. Barghoom's Entertain. Mr. and Mrs. Sikko Barghoorn, of Spokane, who lived in Moscow many years, gave one of the most brilliant entertainments of the season at their Spokane home Monday night. The affair was a St. Patrick's ball and was attended by the elite of Spokane. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAD LIVELY MEETING There was a big attendance at the noon luncheon of the chamber of com merce today, despite the bad weather. Many matters of interest and import ance were discussed. C. J. Hugo, representatives from Moscow, told of the work done by the legislature. The basket ball team of the University of Idaho, was the guest of the chamber at luncheon. A full report of the meeting will be given tomorrow. TWELVE MORE BILLS IDAHO NOW HAS A DOZEN NEW LAWS ADDED TO THE AL READY LONG LIST Governor Davis today signed seven house and five senate measures and vetoed one, house bill No. 244, relating to the appointment and duty of managers of irrigation propects. None of the big appropri ation measures was signed today. They will be Tuesday morning. House Bills Signed. House bills signed are as follows: No. 189, providing for the creation and organization of highway districts from a part of any district heretofore or hereafter created. No. 149, proposing amendment to the state constitution authorizing state board of equalization to meet in special session. No. 212, amending law relating to the assessment of taxes. No. 125, prescribing general powers of municipal corporations of the state. No. 265, providing for extension of delinquent taxes on tax roll. No. 144, providing for registration and regulation of dogs. No. 141, appropriating $3000 for the construction of the Neil wagon road. BOISE, Senate Bills Signed. Senate bills were signed as follows: No. 109, allowing life insurance companies to deduct premiums re funded to policy holders from the amount on which their license tax is computed. No. 49, providing for cancellation of contracts where excessive Carey act water rights are sold. No. 110, requiring that the certifi cate of acknowledgment of an in strument executed by a corporation must be executed by president or sec retary. No. 143, authorizing counties or cities of the first class or cities with charters to acquire and own sites and jointly construct public buildings thereon. No. 121, requiring the state treas urer to post notices to pay outstand ing warrants. -1BI LOOKS FOR 1RIRD PARTI IR MO PREDICTION MADE THAT THREE PARTIES WILL BE IN FIELD NEXT CAMPAIGN A prominent Idaho visitor who has been a close student of political af fairs in the Gem state for many years, the Portland Hotel, an is of the belief that the formation of a third party in Idaho is not im probable as the result of recent po litical upheavals. * "The nonpartisan league deliber ately stole the Idaho democratic pri maries last year," and procured the nomination of H. F. Samuels for gov ernor on the democratic ticket, in op position to the regular democratic candidate, in spite. of all the demo cratic party could do. Samuels was defeated, but he has recently been selected by Secretary Wilson of the department of labor to make a tour of foreign countries and report on labor conditions. This appointment, it is painted out, could scarcely have been* made without the sanction of United States Senator John F. Nu gent, active head of the real demo cratic organization of Idaho, who has the ear of the administration. "Many in the democratic party censure Senator Nugent for the ap pointment of Samuels, which they ac cept as an indication of Nugent's compromise, or at least recognition of the non-partisan league. In the non-partisan camp a strong element has sprung up in opposition to the Samuels faction for his al leged surrender to the democrats. As a result of this split in both the dem ocratic and non-partisan ranks, it would not be surprising were a third party developed before the 1920 cam paign opens."—Portland Oregonian. NO CLUE TO I. A. HAWLEY CONTAINED IN LETTER Mrs, Ira A. Hawley has had an answer to the party who received the letter with her husband's name on the envelope. It was a letter that had been written in Moscow and not de livered in France since the soldier had returned to America. The ad dress of Ira A, Hawley had been written on the envelope (because it had been forgotten in the letter) by the writer of the letter to inform the one to whom it had b.'en written of the address of Ira 'A. Hawley, so he could assist in the search. The letter was returned to the writer. - -i^rrrw^m IN EASTERN VIEW OF MO AND RORAH OUR STATE AND OUR SENIOR SEN ATOR GET MUCH MENTION IN EASTERN PAPER Idaho and her senior senator ara getting much free advertising in tha press of the east. The last issue of the weekly edition of the Springfield (Mass.) Republican, one of the lead ing newspapers of New England, re publican in politics, contained four items in which Idaho and Senator Borah are the topic. They should be read with interest by Idaho people, for they give a fairly good view of how our state and senior senator are viewed, by one of the leading news papers of the United States. They fol low: That Republican Memorial. The vote of 42 to 16 by which tha Idaho house. has adopted a memo rial attacking President Wilson for his "defiant and dictatorial attitude" and condemning the present charter for a league of nations suggests the desire of Senator Borah's particular little corner of the country to honor him. But will he be quite pleased? Women to Trail Borah. It has long been wondered why the suffrage militants did not pester op position United States senators as they had the president. The federal amendment found its one obstacle in the senate, not in the house of rep resentatives nor the White House. The report that the militants are now to trail Senator Borah over the coun try, while he stumps against the league of nations, indicates a new pol icy. Mr. Borah is a pretty good mark for militant antics because his state. Idaho, has for many years been a woman suffrage state. His stubborn opposition to the federal amendment has been a deep disappointment to the suffrage leaders. Our New Primary Law. Not sufficiently noticed during last week's sensations'has been Idaho's re turn to the old convention, system of making party nominations, Possibly a political reaction has .started which will spread far before it is stopped. Conservative politicians in other states are not likely to ignore what has happened in Idaho after 10 years of experience with the direct nomina tion primary system. The Republican is inclîned to anticipate a similar re action here in the east for the rea son that the direct nominations sys tem can be worked to the best ad vantage only with a short ballot, but a short ballot, desirable as it is, seems unattainable for the present, at least, in this state and also -in New York. Reaction means machine and boss rule again, but reforms must be made reasonably workable in order to endure. Hands Borah a Hot One. In his New York speech Senator Borah attacked the constitution of the league of nations because countries like Norway. Sweden and Denmark' would each have as many delegates as the United States, ignoring the fact that the house of delegates under the proposed constitution would not be a body in which much power would be vested. But the senator's criticism becomes amusing when con sidered in the light of the fact that he represents Idaho in the United States senate. Now Idaho, in 1918, had about 461.000 inhabitants, or less than the population of a fair-sized eastern or middle western city. Isn't it an outrage that New York or Pennsyl fanla or Massachusetts has no more voting power in the senate Idaho? It is safe to say that the United States suffers enormously more from Idaho's equal representation m the senate with Ohio than it possibly could from the equal representation of Denmark with this country in the house of delegates in the league of nations. GOVERNMENT SELLS WHEAT 14 CENTS PREMIUM MINNEAPOLIS.—Five million bu shels of wheat were sold to Minneap olis millers Saturday by the United State Grain corporation in the move to prevent an increase in the price of flour and bread. The price average reached $2.36 a bushel, 14 cents above the fixed wheat price. There are more than 25,000,000 bushels of government owned wheat stored in Minneapolis elevators. Under the plan adopted the sale which began today will continue until further orders are received from Washington. INFLUENZA SITUATION REPORTED BETTER TODAY Dr. W. A. Adair, city health of ficer, reports the situation better to day, as six quarantine flags were taken down and only two were put up. One of these is at Cameron s home, 364 E. B street, and one at Parkinson's on' Asbury street. He says the ban is still on against grade and high school children attending shows, dances and parties, including class parties. Farm Sales Prices High. Good prices were obtained for stock sold at the auction sale of John Peas ley, south of town, Monday, when the »total receipts of the sale reached $1740. Two large horses sold for $160 and $170 each, two that were fft)t two old brought $122.50 each, sold for $176, one one years sorrel mare brought as high as $74 and machinery and other property »old well. Colonel C. E. Walks was auctioneer.