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That an Englishman may be the first president of the league of nations
is the concensus of opinion in Paris today. It had been thought that the
place would be offered to an American, owing to the fact that the idea was
"made in America" and that this country is regarded by all other European
countries with less jealousy than would be a country on that side of the At
lantic, And President Wilson, ex-president Taft and Elihu Root had been
mention.!! for the place.
It is hoped to have the peace treaty which will include the league of na
tions plans ready to sign within two weeks. Control of Germany's arma
ment is being eliminated from the peace treaty, it is announced.
Critical conditions of allied forces in Odessa, which is being hard pressed
by the Bolsheviki are reporte# and undenied.
Lloyd George has yielded to the pleas of the other leaders at the peace
conference and will remain in Paris until the peace treaty is ready to sign.
The stories brought by cable today follow:
May Ask Asquith to Be President.
LONDON,—There is a strong feeling in Paris political and diplomatic
circules in favor of inviting Herbert Asquith, former premier of England,
to become the first president of the league of nations, according to the
Daily Mirror.
Lloyd George Will Remain in Paris.
PARIS. —Premier Lloyd George, of England, who was asked by President
Wilson and Premiers Orlando and Clemenceau to postpone his return to
London, has decided to remain in Paris until the draft of the treaty of peace
is concluded.
Will Be Ready to Sign in Two Weeks.
PARIS, Tuesday.—(By Associated Press.)—The inclusion of the league
of nations covenant in the preliminary peace treaty will not delay the
si g nin g of the treaty which it is hoped to have accomplished in two weeks,
Lord Robert Cecil, of Great Britain told British and American newspaper
correspondents tonight. He said three amendments to the covenant had
been submitted but he is sure there will be no difficulty in meeting all le
gitimate objections.
International Laborites' Last Meeting.
PARIS.—The commission on international labor legislation held probably
its last meeting today when it reached an agreement on all points at issue.
The American contention that each country settle internal labor problems
•without invoking the power of the league of nations, prevailed.
Bolsheviki Defeated By Greeks.
SALONIKI. —Greek troops have defeated Russian Bolsheviki at Kherson,
northeast of Odessa, and have advanced about 12 miles, according to official
statements issued today by the Greek headquarters here. The Greeks have
captured many prisoners and much war material.
>- Bolsheviki Win Near Odessa.
LONDON.—The Russian non-Bolsheviki forces, having been defeated by
soviet troops, have retired toward Odessa from north of that city, accord
ing to a Russian dispatch from Moscow, dated March 17.
Situation is Reported Critical.
LONDON.—Official reports received here are to the effect that a critical
state of affairs exists at Odessa, chief Russian Black sea port. No con
firmation can be obtained here of the rumors that Odessa is beng evacuated
by Allied forces, but the report is undenied.
Easier Military Terms for Germany*
PARIS, Tuesday.—(By Associated Press.)—Military terms of the peace
treaty have been amended by the elimination of the clause providing for
control of Germany's armament for an indefinite period. Admiral Benson,
of the United States navy, pointed out that the original terms committed
the United States to virtually indefinite occupation of Germany.
PORTi.vi.ND, Ore.—Three years in
prison and a $10,000 fine was imposed
on Henry Albers by Judge Wolverton
yesterday for violating of the espion
age act. Before passing sentence,
Judge Wolverton denied the motion
for a new trial, argued by Henry E.
McGinn and John McCourt, counsel
for Albers.
Dr. Marie Equi, who was convicted
■of violating the espionage ftet several
months ago was sentenced to serve
three years and a fine of $600 also was
Argument Made for New Trial.
Henry E. McGinn, in his argument
for a new trial, drew a parallel be
tween Dr. Equi and Albers, saying that
it was an exchange of prisoners; that
"Marie, the bolshevik," had to have an
exchange and a miller was provided.
Dr. Equi was tried for what she did.
said Mr. McGinn; Albers for what he
goaded to say when drunk. If
was _
Albers was not a man of wealth, as
serted the attorney, he would never
have been brought to trial, for had he
been a poor man and uttered the
things charged in the indictments he
would have had his face slapped, but
Albers was wealthly and prominent
and following the Equi affair, was
used as an exchange prisoner.
When Albers was convicted, contin
ued Mr. McGinn, the emotions of the
people were aroused by the war;
had lost its throne and passion
sat in the seat of justice.
Ancient Case is Cited.
Mr. McGinn's argument was more
forceful and striking as he stood there
addressing Judge Wolverton. than in
his argument at the Albers' trial.
Stress was laid by Mr. McGinn on the
fact that the statements attributed to
Albers as having been made in German
had not been given in the indictment
in German and translation also given.
He went back to the time of Napoleon
when a French royalist fled to Eng
land and published a paper in French
calling Napoleon things which the lat
ter considered libelous and threatened
to start a war on England if some
thing was not done to suppress the
paper. This case, stated the attorney,
was the only one which he found that
had a parallel with the Albers' case.
Mr. McCourt preceded Mr. McGinn
and made a lengthy statement, dwell
ing on four points which he considered
justified Albers in being granted a
new trial. The first related'to the al
leged remarks in the German langu
age; the second to instructions to the
jury regarding intoxication; the third
as to language uttered in hpat by a
person in anger, and the fourth to per
mitting to be introduced in testimony
remarks made by Albers before the
United States entered the war. An
swer to these was made by Assistant
United States Attorney Barnett Gold
stein, followed by United States" At
torney Haney.
Sentence is Imposed.
Judge Wolverton overruled the mo
tion for a new trial and then imposed
sentence and fine. The court declared
that the verdict of the jury showed
■deliberation as the defendant was
convicted on certain counts and found
not guilty on others.
Henry Alberts was guilty of violat
ing the espionage act when coming
from California to Portland last year.
He was drunk and when in that con
dition he made disloyal statements.
Mr. McGinn paid his compliments to
the witnesses who testified against
Albers, and Mr. McCourt declared that
Albers had done more to help the
United States in carrying on the war
than all the witnesses who testified
against him.
The public schools have just fin
ished the work of the first semester
and the promotions have occurred in
all grades. The following are the
pupils who enter the high school as
Clara Ainslee, Clyde Anderson,
Kenneth Anderson, Mildred Ander
Clarence Baken, Leon Campbell,
Gertrude Baken, Irene Beardsley,
Leslie Bumgarner. Chas. Garsow,
Benton Clark, Lillie Heiland, Mild
red Hennan, Russell Knapp, Nora
Lenhard, Florence McConnell, Elsie
Mack, Jack Mix, Roy Mordhorst,
Floyd Morris, Caroline Munson.
Mabel Ott, Helen Parsons, Eloise
Paulson, Nellie Paulson, Ethel Reitze,
Dollie Sierman, Clement Sievers,
Cliffrod Sievers, Helen Stanton,
Courtenay Walker, Edna Warren,
Grace Whitcotrib, Arthur Emmert.
Record Week for Troops.
WASHINGTON—Troops returning
from France during the week ending
March 14 numbered 69,464, the larg
est total of any week since the armis
tice was signed. Up to March 14,
the war department announces, 414,
278 men had been brought home.
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EL PASO, Texas.—Frederico +
+ Cervantes, chief of staff to Gen- +
♦ eral Felipe Angelse when he was ♦
♦ with Francisco Villa, in 1914, ♦
+ was arrested at Socorro, Texas, *
♦ 36 miles southeast of here today ♦
♦ with 18 men, who were attempt- +
+ ing to cross into Mexico and ♦
♦ join Angeles and Villa. All were +
♦ armed and mounted. Manuel ♦
♦ Iturbide, who came here from ♦
♦ Detroit, Mich., to join Angeles' ♦
♦ expedition, was wounded when +
♦ he attempted to escape. ♦
Sergeant Clifford Ott returned Sat
urday from France where he had
served for 14 months with the 116th
Engineers, 41st Division. The part
of the army was a training organiza
tion which fitted the men for the front.
Mr. Ott returned on the U. S. S. Kan
sas which carried 1900 returning sol
diers. They sailed from Brest and
were 19 days on the ocean. On ac
count of the rough northern seas, with
small boat, they came the southern
route, by the Azores islands and by
Bermuda, then to New York. He was
mustered out at Fort Logan, Calorado.
George Post of Genesee returned on
the same ship and was mustered out
at the same time.
The state championship basket ball
tournament will open In the gymnas
ium of the University of Idaho next
Friday. March 21, and will close Sat
urday evening, when the finals will
be played. The tournament will be
the biggest thing of its kind ever un
dertaken in Idaho and will bring to
Moscow more than 100 persons, who
come from all sections of the state
and will go home and boost for the
University of Idaho.
Tickets for the tournament are now
on sale at $1 for the entire series,
which means afternoon and night
games Friday and Saturday, and the
games will be well worth seeing.
There has never been as many splen
did players gathered together in the
state as will congregate here on the
dates mentioned.
Arrangements have been completed
to make the tournament absolutely
safe from a health standpoint,
der the supervision of the doctors the
gymnasium will be repeatedly fum
igated and all windows will be kept
open while the games are being play
ed. Every precaution against disease
will be taken. Every player will sub
mit to a rigid medical examination up
on arrival in Moscow. High school
students will he admitted but stu
dents of the grade schools will not be
permitted to attend, according to the
ruling of Dr. W. A. Adair, city health
Moscow citizens are urged to re
alize that this is an important event
for the university and for Moscow.
With 100 enthusiastic high school boys
going back to their homes after being
royally entertained here, the univer
sity will have 100 of the most loyal
supporters spreading propaganda that
will mean much to the future of the
Coach Bleamaster has undertaken
this big enterprise for Moscow and he
should have loyal support of the cit
If it is impossible for them
to attend they can do as we used to do
In threshing time "send a hand" and
help to swell the crowd and the '.gate
receipts" upon which the financial
of the tournament depends.
The coach is devoting much time to
the preliminary and. with Dr. Adair,
has worked out a program that will
insure those attending against any
danger from any disease.
The teams will begin to arrive
Thursday. They come from every sec
tion of the state. The visitors will be
housed In the fraternity houses and
will be entertained as guests of the
university and the fraternities. It is
hoped that a large per cent of them
will return next fall and enroll as stu
dents of the university.
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Spring Activities Begin
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The University of Idaho will fur
nish a number of speakers for the
Inland Empire Teachers association
meetings to be held at Spokane on
April 2, 3 and 4, when 3000 teachers
are expected to be present,
ident Lindley will speak
War State of Mind."
Angell will speak on "Secondary and
High Schools."
assistant club leader
sion work, will speak on "The Ac
hievement Day, Its Value, How Con
ducted." W. T. McCall, state club
leader, will speak on "Farm Bureau
Clubs of the Department of Agricul
ture and Their Results." Professor H.
H. Conwell, will speak on "Mathe
matics in the High School."
on "Post
Professor F. M.
Miss Z. Fay Fowler,
in the exten
The most comprehensive collection
of used clothing, shoes and bedding
ever undertaken will be conducted by
the American Red Cross during the
week of March 24-31 when the Amer
ican people will be asked to donate
10,000 tons of cast-off apparel to the
helpless refugees in allied countries.
The need of clothing in many lands Is
one of the most serious reconstruction
problems, but it is expected that a
long step toward solving it will be
taken when the thousands of Red
Cross chapters being their collection
of discarded garments.
Every kind of garment for all ages
and both sexes, except such as obvi
ously could not help refugees, is to be
accepted. Since the clothes will be
subjected to the
only garments of strong and durable
material should be given. They need
not, however, be in perfect condition
for there are thousands of destitute
women In the recovered territory eag
er to earn a small livelihood by re
pairing the clothing that will he sent
to the needy. In addition to the sec
ond-hand garments there will be ac
cepted, piece goods, light,» warm can
ton flannel and other fabrics from
which to make clothes for new-born
babies, sheeting and blankets and ev
en scrap leather which is needed for
repairing shoes. Woolen goods of any
kind, soft hats and caps for all ages
and sweaters of any kind or size will
he welcomed, while men's shirts and
pajamas that are not longer service
able as such can be turned into chil
dren's garments.
The chapters collecting the clothing
will forward it to a central collecting
hardest kind of wear.
point whence It will be shipped to
Europe in vessels of the European Re
lief Administration. It will he dis
tributed under the direct supervision
of American Red Cross agents.
Every survey that has been made in
Europe shows that the lack of cloth
ing is one of the most serious prob
lems faced by the populations strug
gling with reconstruction. To help
them the American people will be ask
ed to donate a minimum of 10,000 tons
of cast-off garments.
The Historical club will hold its
general meeting for the election of
officers and its annual luncheon in
the club rooms, basement of the lib
rary, at 1 o'clock, Friday, March 21.
Every member is urged to be present
and those who have not already done
so should come prepared to pay their
dues. As the annual election of of
ficers will be held at this time it is
desired that there be a full attend
Williamson to Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Williamson and
daughter left this afternoon for Spo
kane where they take the night train
for Portland. They will be gone a
week or ten days and may run down
to San Francisco before returning.
The trip is one of pleasure and busi
ness, combined. Mr. Williamson is
going to Oregon to look at some
blooded cattle that he hopes to buy
for his stock farms. •
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+ LONDON.—The establishment ♦
4* of a wireless telephone system ♦
+ from Ireland to Canada was an- +
♦ nounced today by the Marconi +
+ company.
♦ (President Wilson talked with ♦
+ people in America from the ♦
♦ George Washington, by wireless ♦
♦ telephone, when more than 1000 ♦
♦ miles from shore recently, but ♦
+ now it is announced that wire- ♦
♦ less telephone communication ♦
♦ across the Atlantic has been ac- ♦
♦ complished.
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Congressmen Burton L. French of
Moscow and Addison T. Smith of
Boise, who represent Idaho in the
lower house of congress, left last Sat
urday on the Leviathan (formerly the
German Vaterland) for Europe. They
will visit France and go over the bat
tle fields in that country and Belgium
and will return in April. Congress
man and Mrs. French expect to be in
Moscow about May 1, if congress Is
not called in special session before
that time.
Although congress adjourned with
out bringing to a vote the proposed
legislation which, if enacted Into law,
would have made it possible for the
department of the interior to begin
work immediately on the construc
tion of soldier-settlements and pro
vide work and homes for thousands of
our returned soldiers, sailors, and
marines on reclaimed land, the fact
that the bill was favorably reported in
both house and senate, and the na
tion-wide approval of the plan as evi
denced by the hundreds of letters of
endorsement received daily at the de
partment, have led Secretary Lane to
take the stand that there is every rea
son to believe that a similar bill will
be favorably considered at the com
ing special session of congress. He is
accordingly continuing the prelimin
ary work of Investigation as far as
the limited funds at his disposal will
permit, and is also endeavoring to as
certain for the information of congress
the attitude toward the plan of as
many men in the service as he is able
to reach through the distribution of
questionnaires at the various camps
and naval stations throughout the
Secretary Lane is in thorough ac
cord with Congressman Taylor of Col
orado. the author of the bill intro
duced at the last session of congress
for putting the soldier-settlement plan
into effect, who said:
"I con only say to the house and to
the country, and to the many thou
sands of our splendid boys who will
be sorely disappointed by this failure
of the house to pass this bill or act
upon this subject, that I will reintro
duce the bill on the opening day of
the next session of congress and push
the measure with all the energy I pos
sess, and I sincerely hope and be
lieve that It will be speedily enacted
into law. And I also hope that in
stead of the appropriation being for
$100,000,000, it may be five times that
amount; because even then we will
not, in proportion to our wealth and
resources, be doing nearly as much
for our returning soldiers as is be
ing done by Canada, Australia, and
all other English-speaking countries.
I am not only confident that this
measure will be adopted, but I tifmly
believe it will go down in history as
one of the great constructive policies
of our country."
Many of the state legislatures have
not met recently, but a large number
of the states have already taken ac
tion by appropriate legislation or by
the appointment of committees to co
operate with the federal government
in connection with the soldier-settle
ment plan of the department.
To Test Beer Law.
NEW YORK.—The Jacob Hoffman
Brewing company is to bring a test
suit in the interest of the United
States Brewers' Association, today
applied to the district court for an
injunction restraining the collector of
internal revenue and the United
States district attorney from begin
ning proceedings to interfere with the
contemplated production of beer of
2 3-4 per cent alcoholic content.
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Ninety First Coming Home.
WASHINGTON. — Assignment of
practically all units of the 91s|t divi
sion and several organizations of the
60th army corps for early convoy was
announced today by the war depart
ment. The 91st division is composed
of men of Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
Montana, California, Alaska, Nevada,
Wyomiag and Utah.
The chamber of commerce had as
its guests at luncheon yesterday the
University of Idaho basket ball team.
Rev. Chas. MacCaughey on behalf of
the chamber and the city of Moscow
extended to the team its thanks and
appreciation for bringing to Moscow
and the university the championship
of the Northwest Conference. Rev.
MacCaughey pointed out the value'of
athletics in individual and commun
ity life. Rev. MacCaughey also spoke
on the desirability of a community
house and urged support therefore.
Coach Bleamaster expressed on be
half of the basket ball team the thanks
of the team for the appreciation shown
by the chamber. He asked the mem
bers of the chamber to support the
high school tournament by their
That these tournaments
were a means of interesting the high
schools In the university.
Ernest Lindley, the newly elected
captain of the basket ball team, also
urged the support of the tournament
and assured the chamber that a good
team would be available for next year.
Representative C. J. Hugo, who has
just returned from the sessions of the
legislature, was given a rousing re
cetpion when called upon to make »
report on the doings of that body. Ho
called the attention of the chamber
to the principal legislation passed,
paid a high compliment to Senator
Porter and Representatives Anderson
and Canfield for hard and conscienti
ous work done. He stated that the
result of the action of the legislature
was largely now before Governor
Davis for his consideration, that while
a considerable number of the bills
passed had been signed the majority
thereof were still to be acted upon
by him. He said he felt confident the
governor would sign the university ap
propriation bills without changes, that
all through the session the governor
had shown a marked interest in all
educational legislation and was very
favorable thereto.
Mr. Hugo stated that in his confer
ences with Governor Davis he was
greatly impressed with his desire to
procure for the state, real construc
tive legislation and his broad-minded
desire to be fair and to meet the
needs of all sections of the state alike.
He stated that one of the outstanding
features of this session was the leg
islation passed looking to the protec
tion of the farmers' interests and that
to these bills and to other construc
tive legislation
gave his hearty encouragement and
President Lindley called attention
to the good work done by the Latah
county delegation at Boise, and to the
Governor Davis
high regard in which it was held by
the administration and the other
members of the legislature. He told
of how on the last day of the session
it was brought to the attention of the
delegation that the house bill cover
ing the S. A. T. C. deficiency had not
been passed. It was dug out of com
mittee, passed by the house, killed in
the senate, reconsidered in the sen
ate and finally passed, saving $30,
000 to the citizens of Moscow.
A standing vote of thanks was given
by the chamber to Senator Porter, and
Representatives Hugo, Anderson and
Canfield for their good service to the
Lieutenant Eberly, who has recently
been assigned to the university by the
war department to assist Captain
Felker in the military department, was
introduced to the chamber. In a few
well chosen remarks he pointed out
the work done to protect the moral
of our army during the war, and urg
ed the necessity of doing the same by
every country.
Mr. Obets. superintendent of the
Northwest Bureau of Mines, who is
here in conference with Dean Thom
son of the mining department of the
University of Idaho, was introduced.
He complimented the Idaho legisla
ture for appropriating $30,000 for co
operation with the federal government
in the development of the mineral re
sources of the, state.
President Heckathorn advised the
chamber that the matter of the meet
ing of the North Idaho Chambers of
Commerce, the holding of a 4th of
July celebration and the construction
of a community house had been under
consideration by the board of direc
tors and the same would shortly be
referred to the proper committees.
New Slogan.
Rev. Chas. MacCaughey, in speaking
before the chamber of commerce yes
terday provided that body with a new
slogan, "Pull Like H
speaking on the development of a
community he pointed out the neces
sity of all individuals and organiza
tions and elements of a community
coordinating and cooperating, pulling
together for the common good,
lustrated this point by telling the fol
lowing story:
"A minister in a seaport town had
as a friend an old sea captain. They
both owned pet parrots. The parrot
of the minister had been trained in
a religious environment; the sailor un
der the rugged atmosphere of the sea,
A time came when the sea captain
tired of his parrot and wished to dis
pose of it. In accordance with the gen
eral practice of the people, when they
have anything they have no use for
and do not know what to do with, he
presented it to the minister,
like beings, are prone to show off.
The minister's parrot called out, 'Oh,
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