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TOLÜME VIII NUMBER 147 MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO THURSDAY, MARCH 20. 1919 -PEACE CONFERENCE BUST The Bolsheviki have gained complete control of Ukraine with its sup posedly rich stores of grain and provisions, upon which Germany had de pended so much after the Brest-Litovsk treaty. But the Bolsheviki have met defeat in other places, having lost to Polish and Lettish troops. French troops have occupied more German territory to prevent Spartacan outbreaks. The Germans are forced to submit quietly. The Paris peace conference has been busy today, with President Wilson presiding. The day has been devoted to hearing amendments and changes that are desired by parties to the conference and others who may join the league of nations. The Japanese want to join the league of nations but they want Japanese citizens to be given fair and impartial treatment in all countries that are members of the league. The cabled stories today follow: Bolsheviki Win in Ukraine. LONDON.—Virtually all of Ukraine is now in the hands of the Bolsheviki according to advices reaching London today. In heavy fighting at Nokolaiev, northeast of Odessa, the Bolsheviki lost between 6,000 and 8,000 men but forced the French garrison, after fierce fighting, to withdraw to Odessa. Far ther east, the advices add Bolsheviki have reached the isthmus of Perekp, leading to Crimea. Lettish Troops Defeat Bolsheviki. COPENHAGEN.—Important railway junction town of Mitu, southwest of Riga, has been captured by Lettish $jpops, says a Lettish official state ment dated Wednesday. The Bolshev it adds, are retiring along the whole front. Polish Forces Defeat Bolsheviki COPENHAGEN.—Bolsheviki troops, under pressure of the Polish forces, have been compelled to retire and evacuate Pinsck, 100 miles east of Brest Litovsk, according to a Warsaw dispatch. French Troops Advance in Germany. GENEVA.—(Havas.)—French troops have occupied Mannheim and Karl ruhe, on the east bank of the Rhine, on account of the Spartacan outbreaks there, the Berlin Vossische Zeitung says. It adds that the French have also occupied Rheinau, a few miles south of Mannheim and Whinhaven. German-Polish Conference Again Stopped. PARIS.—Negotiations between the interallied commission and the Ger man government's representatives in Posen have again been interrupted. Wants Monroe Doctrine Protected. PARIS.—President Wilson will act as chairman of the meeting of the league of nations commission Saturday when all proposed amendments and changes will be considered and the plan put in definite form. Lord Robert Cecil and Thomas W. Gregory, former United States attorney general are among those who have sought a draft proviso relative to the Monroe doc trine, in such form that it will meet the approval of legal experts. Japanese Want Protection for Citizens. PARIS.—The Japanese amendment to the league of nations covenant pro viding that the contracting parties shall agree to grant "equal and just treatment" to all aliens within their borders who are nationals of states that are members of the league, will be submitted to the supreme council, Reuter's learns from Japanese sources. " Neutral Countries to Be Heard. PARIS.—(Associated Press.)—Neutral countries of Europe, Asia and South Africa are to be given an opportunity to express their views and propose amendments to the league of nations plan, today. A majority of the neutrals have sent delegates and the more distant countries will be rep resented by ambassadors and ministers residing in Paris. APPROPRIATION BILLS ARE SIGNED GOVERNOR DAVIS APPROVES LEG ISLATION GIVING FUNDS TO THE UNIVERSITY The appropriation bills have been signed by Governor Davis and the University of Idaho is assured every thing that was asked for its mainten ance for the next two years. All of the extensive plans for carrying on the work here and in the field can noir be carried to completion. This means a new era of prosperity for the uni versity, for Moscow and for the agrl-J cultural interests of the entire state. Governor Davis also signed the bills by the Latah county delegation for the relief of several Moscow Individuals and firms who put up money for the university in 1905 and 1906 and had never been repaid. The governor made a clean sweep of the legislative measures that had not previously been signed, using the veto only on one or two bills. Following are the bills he signed and which now become laws: House BiUs Signed. House bills signed follow, most of them for appropriations : No. 182, appropriating $2167 for the relief of W. A. Lauder, for build ing material furnished the university of Idaho, No. 184, $1174, for the relief of Moscow Hardware company, for the same purpose. No. 38, $9244, for the relief of the First National bank. Moscow, for the TT . .. „ _, , - • . j , the University of Idaho, Lewistoni and Albion normals, Idaho technical in stitute. industrial training school, school for the deaf and blind. No. 198, $10.000, to meet S. A. T. C. expenses at the University of Idaho. No. 236, making biennial appropri ations for soldiers' home, peniten tiary, Orofino and Blackfoot asylums, state sanitarium and children's homes. No. 226, $10,000. for Shoshone Falls park. No. 276. $146,843.83 to pay de ficiency warrants. No. 166, $119,466, for state land in Gem Irrigation district. No. 166, $25,000, to widen the Spo kane river and canals in Kootenai county. No. 195, amending the school laws, j No. 246. providing that the salary same purpose. No. 188, $3249.96. for relief of Standard Lumber company. No. 39, $2344.80, for the Phoenix Lumber company. No. 110, $15,000. for the relief of A. S. Whiteway, for contract work j on a state highway. No. 273, biennial appropriations for ; of the workmen's compensation In surance commissioner shall be paid out of the insurance fund. Part of Bill Approved. House Bill 278, by appropriations committee, providing biennial appro priation for state departments, was approved except as to the following items; $6800 for stenographers in the land department; $7600 for clerks; $600 for Lava Hot Springs and $3600 for a deputy in the insur ance commissioner's office. House Bflls Vetoed. The following house bills were vetoed; No. 190. requiring all county audi tors to install numerical records. No. 191, relating to parole of pris oners. 1 signed : No. 182, appropriating $25,000 to audit books and accounts of all state departments for the last four years, No. 179, creating the department of public lands under the state land commissioner. No. 187, authorizing collection of an occupational tax. The governor vetoed senate bill No. 96, authorizing the organization of power and irrigation districts for the purpose of developing and dis tributing electric energy, on the ground that the measure was uncon stitutional and in the essential feat ures is no different from existing laws that are constitutional. Senate bill 131. by the committee on educa tion, codifying the school laws of was also vetoed on the ground that it is unconstitutional. Senate BUls Signed. The following senate bills were the state Mrs. Calkins Returns. Mrs. E. E. Calkins of Moscow re turned to her home last nigth after spending the winter with her sons. Frank and George, whose homes are in Nampa. George Calkins accom panied her home. The train on which they were returning left the track, due to a defective switch, near Riparia, yesterday, delaying them several hours and they did not reach Moscow tft after 10 o'clock last night. No day afternoon. one was injured in the accident, as the train was running slowly or a serious accident might have occurred as the ends of the ties are but a few feet from the bank of the Snake ri ver. Miss Kendrick to St, Louis. The National Conference of Music Supervisors is to be held in St. Louis, Miss Martha March 31 to April 5. Kendrick, supervisor of music in the Moscow schools, has been appointed as the Idaho representative on the president's advisory council and has received a leave of absence from the school board. Miss Kendrick, accompanied by her mother, will leave for the east Prl WITNESSES TO MURDER IN ARIZONA ARE SOUGHT W. J. McConnell, immigration in spector, receivçd the following tele gram from L. M. Laney, county attor ney, Phoenix, Arizona; "On January 29, this year, a homicide was commit ted on the desert near Phoenix, Ari zona. Frederick Oleqon and wife, driving a Hudson automobile, enroute to Canada, passed the scene of the shooting at the time of its occurrence and are very important witnesses to the state. Any information regarding their whereabouts, either in Canada or the United States, will further the cause of justice. Please investigate and wire me." LEWISTON SOLDIERS PBAISE AMEBIGA MEMBERS OF COMPANY F, FOR MERLY IDAHO NAT'L GUARDS, HAVE RETURNED LEWISTON. — The Lewiston mem bers of Company P who have return ed to their homes during the past few days, have sounded the warning that Lewiston people should pay little at tention to any of the criticisms of conditions in France relative to U. S. army operations. The Lewiston company was located at Angers dur ing the entire fifteen months' period the company was in France. It was selected as a training unit because of its excellence in military efficiency as was demonstrated before the or ganization left the United States and the men were given unusual oppor tunities to observe and learn of the entire army operations in France. The view is expressed that the crit icisms are a result of a desire to make political capital out of some thing that in reality does not exist. The Company F boys minimize the conditions at Brest, which has been termed the "Hell-Hole," and predict some of the men who have been re sponsible for the Brest criticisms will be called to answer for their charges. The view of the Lewiston boys is that the United States may well be proud of the wonderful organizations effected in France to facilitate the maintenance of the armies. The stor age, the transport organization, the replacement plan and many other in novations introduced were in every way far superior to anything the allies ever attempted. Company T went to France with 232 Idaho men enrolled but during the processes of supplying men at the front, there were only 33 out of the original Company P men remaining when the organization was sent home. Many of the Company F boys went into the second engineers and were in the hardest fighting at Chateau Thierry. Rheims and other points of decisive warfare. Some of the boys who had been wounded were recov ered to the company through the process of being handled by Company F upon their recovery and discharge from the hospital. Much of the time the company was operating entirely as a replacement unit. Raw recruits were rushed from the United States to Angers for train tive will be easily day afternoon. Friday evening at 7:30 there will ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ + ♦ TOURNAIENT SCHEDULE ♦ + ♦ + ♦ + ♦ ♦ + + FRIDAY— + 10:00 Meeting of coaches to draw for places—Gymnasium. 1:00 Opening game—Team No. 1 vs Team No. 2. 2:00 Team No. 3 vs No. 4. 3:00 Team No. 5 vs No. 6. 4:00 Team No. 7 vs No. 8. 5:00 Team No. 9 vs No. 10. 7:00 Team No. 11 vs Winner at 1:00. 8:00 Winner at 2:00 vs Winner at 3:00. 9:00 Winner at 4:00 vs Winner at 5:00. + ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + ♦ ♦ + + ♦ ♦ * ♦ ♦ ♦ + SATURDAY 9:00 Meeting of Idaho H. S. Athletic Association—Gym. 9:46 Tour of university for all visitors. Meet at "Y" hut; 2:00 Winner at 7:00 vs Winner at 8:00. 3:00 Winner at 9:00 vs Best losing team of previous day. 4:00 Exhibition Contest. Idaho Varsity, northwest champions + vs Freshmen. 7:30 Final Contest. Winner at 2:00 vs Winner at 3:00. 8:46 Big GET-TOGETHER Meeting in "Y" hut. Awarding of + trophies. Wrestling and Boxing Matches, Jazz and "Eats." ♦ + + ♦♦ + + + ♦♦ + ♦♦♦ + + ++♦ + +♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ * * * * * * ♦ ♦ + + ♦ ♦ ♦ 0[ 10 Beware!! v„. (r 'VI V SoiU'U, MS s 'i m CO—*«M> ing. It was Intended to give these men at least six weeks' training but there were a good ' many instances where men were in the fighting trenches within three weeks after they arrived in France. The members of the company were given fine opportunity of learn ing conditions at the many fronts by the frequent visits when replacements were taken forward. The replace ment plan was to keep every unit at the front to its full fighting strength. The casuals were reported each day ahd men to take the places of the killed, wounded and missing were ordered from the replacement camps. This meant that a steady stream of new men were en route to the front from the time the Americans first as sumed a prominent part in the war fare until the armistice was signed. Company F boys visited all fronts in providing these replacements and they heard no complaints of the men relative to any of the hardships that they were called upon to endure. On the other hand, the American sol diers were there to fight, possessed a morale almost beyond understand ing and were anxious only to go ahead and finish the job. It is ex plained that the splendid morale of the American army resulted in large numbers of Americans being scat tered through the armies of the allies in order that the war-wearied veter of France. Belgium, England and ans Italy might be encouraged to a great er effort to hasten the conclusion of the war. PRESBYTERIAN DRIVE FOB FUNDS GOES MERRILY ON—MEETING TOMOROW NIGHT The Presbyterian Victory Fund cam It culminates At that paign is in full swing, on next Sunday afternoon, time the Presbyterian church is ex pected to more than raise the 1919 New Era Budget of opportunity—$38, 000,000, of which $13,000,000 is for ben evolences and $25,000,000 for congre gational expenses. Every energy and nerve power is being exerted to the utmost to ac hieve the goal. The machinery which was built with the greatest care is geared to the highest degree. The or ganization is being supported most valiantly by the church at large. The n„dted shoulder of Presbyterianism is at the wheel of the church's united task. The New Era movement coordinates every board and agency of the church in a united effort. It aims to create a great spiritual awakening and to manage the finances of the church on a modern business basis with a single budget and one appeal taking the place of money. The great prob lems and projects of reconstruction are to be given special consideration in the New Era program. If the sol diers of the King will show the same spirit of sacrifice displayed by our gallant soldiers on France, the church's financial objec the fields of SOME SEWER CONTRACTS LET BY CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGRT a meeting of the campaign workers at the church to arrange the final de tails of the canvass for Sunday after noon. Encouraging reports are coming in from the other churches. Splendid in terest and enthusiasm is apparent in the local church .and all indications point to a great victory. inch of the way." ' Sugar City earned the right to com pete in the tournament by upsetting •* *r ******* • ™ °r Pocatello. They arrived Wednesday night under the tutelage of Coach Archer Willey prepared to finish strono ? . BASKET BALL GAME STABTS T0M0RB0W With eleven teams on the ground all cocked and primed for the open inf whistle the stage is set for the Third Annual Basketball Tournament. Everything points to a successful meet. The teams began to arrive Wednesday night and several of them took work-outs in the gym on Thurs day after the long ride from the south. classier bunch of teams assembled here before and the team that carries away the trophy will have to go at top speed the whole way. Dope Scarce. There is a scarcity of dope on which to base a comparison of the teams from the two extremities of the state but each team has had a good season in its own district and only the get together starting this afternoon can decide the respective merits. Gooding Will Fight. Coach R. E. Maricle of Gooding ar rived with his team Wednesday night. This outfit is considered the best in the Boise and Twin Falls districts with wins over Twin Falls, Weiser and Caldwell. When interviewed for a statement Coach Maricle said, "I know nothing of the class of teams we'll meet but if fight wins this tournament, my team will be in the running every There have never been a Two From Southeast. Blackfoot played a heavier schedule in the south than any of the other teams, and altho they lost a couple at the end of the season, were picked to compete here as the best loser. Supt. W. D. Vincent has been strong factor in promoting the tour nament in that district and there are many who are glad to see his team in the title struggle. Wallace Looms Up Strong. The amiral of Wallace is bound to throw a sackful of jazz into the events, the team having won the In land Empire championship in Spo kane two weeks ago. With this title to defend and the Idaho title to win, the fans can expect a real battle ev ery time the Miners go into action. Coeur d'Alene promises a come back after falling out in the semi finals of the Spokane tournament and is bringing a team that looks good on paper to enforce its argument. Bonners Ferry is an unknown quantity, having played a schedule composed of games with western Montana teams almost entirely. They may loom up as the dark horse of the tournament. Several Darkhorses. St. Maries, Genesee, and Nez Perce are all possible dark horses, years ago St. Maries put up a game fight, getting into the semi-finals, and Nez Perce has always played a bang-up game. Last year they were runner-up and gave Moscow a bad scare in the finals. Most of their last year's team was lost by graduation, but the town has a reputation of turn ing out a new string of stars each year. Two Lewiston Unknown. Lewiston is here eleven strong and the old fans are still remembering the battle they gave the winners in the first tournament, and a repeti- | tion is not out of the question. „ Old Champs in Running. Moscow .twice winner, looks better than ever and the team that beats referee, will work all the finals and semi-finals, but in the preliminaries them out of the trophy will have to play"' a top-notch boys have a clean record to date and the precedent they have set in the last two tournaments will make them game. The local fight a few degrees harder. Clyde Hunter, northwest conference will change off every other game with B. W. Hulbert of the university. Moscow's sewer system is to be ex tended and a septic tank put in al most a mile below the present out let of the sewer, and work will begin as soon as possible. An adjourned meeting of the council held last night until a very late hour, went over the bids which were opened last night, and let two contracts. Other con tracts will probably be let in the near future and it is hoped to have work begin in April. Witter-Fisher, a local plumbing (firm, were the lowest bidders on sewer pipes, but three bids were so close together that every item had to be added in order to ascertain which is the lowest. Witter & Fisher's bid totalled $14,044.65; the American Fire Clay & Pipe company, of Spokane, to talled $14,102.36, and the Washington Brick. Lime & Sewer Pipe company of Spokane submitted bids totalling $14,173.97. Another bid, submitted by "C. H. Bullen, Secretary" but giving no name of the firm nor its location, was for concrete sewer manufactured in Mos cow under the supervision of the city's inspector, for a total of $10,660.10, or about $3400 below the lowest bid for regulation burnt sewer pipe. This bid is being investigated and action on it will be taken after the council men become better acquainted with the proposition. The contract for a septic tank was let to the Pacific Flush Tank company of Portland, who offer to furnish a complete apparatus for $5246, at Quincy, Illinois. The freight rate from there is $2.18 per hundred pounds, plus war tax, and the appar atus weighs 15,000 pounds, , -i The other contract let was for 27 man holes, at $14 each, to the Clear water Foundry & Machine Shop com pany of Lewiston. Many other bids for all or portions of the work and for portions of ma terial were submitted and studied but no action was taken on them. Witter & Fisher offered to take the entire contract for all of the work and fur nish all material according to the spe cifications of the city engineer, for $69,000, theirs being the only bid for the entire contract. A Spokane ficflfc offered' to furnish washed sand for 70 cents per cubic yard, f. o. b. Fort M right; and coarse gravel for 75 sss ätä wsr ss excavation work at the following rates: Depth of one foot, five cents P er foot; two feet, 10 cents; three feet, 14 cents; four feet, 22 cents; six feet, 40 cents; seven feet, 52 cents; eight feet. 67 cents; nine feet, 85 cents; 10 feet, $1.05. This is for a running foot of sewer. C. E. Witter, of the Witter & Fisher company, of fered to supervise' the construction work for five per cent of the cost. The council voted to employ J. G. Vennigerholz of Moscow to ejtend the assessment rolls, and arrange a plan for fixing the assessment for the sew er cost. As the whole city is to be benefitted by the extension it will be in one district and all property will be liable. It was voted to take one half from the assessment rolls of La tah county and Mr. Vennigerholz will work out a plan for charging the oth er one-half to the property area of each tract in the district, which, in this case, comprises the incorporated limits of the city. > It is estimated that the entire work will cost between $60.000 and $70, 000 and that at least half of the prop erty owners will pay cash. Bonds, ex tending for 10 years, will be issued for the remainder. The bonds have been contracted to a Spokane firm for 94 cents on the dollar. They will be issued as the work is completed. The council will meet again tonight to complete its work and it is likely the contract for the sewer will be let. or at least the contract for the pipe. It is not decided yet whether the work will be done by the city which will employ the men by the day to work under a superintendent ,or whether the contract for the work will be let. One thing .however, is assured and that'is that Moscow is to have a septic tank and the sewer is to be extended almost a mile beyond the present out lot. The work is to be started as soon as possible and it will furnish em ployment to a large number of men. The proposal to try an experiment With a new kind of sewer pipe made of cement, even though the initial cost is slightly less, has already aroused much opposition. Moscow property owners cannot forget their experience wnth cheap paving and the word "Dollarway" has been heard oftender today than in many months. Has Texas Yew spa per. B. F. Thompson, well-known citizen brought ac °PJ ° f T^e Hall County (Texas) Herald, to this office. The p a p er j s published in the new oil fields that give so much promise of prosperity to that country. Thompson says he was living near Memphis, Texas, (the town in which the paper was published) and knows the founded and present owner. W. A. Johnson, who is now lieutenant gov ernor, and whose son is editor of the paper. It is a very interesting news paper and has a good advertising patronage. One page is devoted to news of the rich oil fields there. Mr. Thompson filed on a section of school land near Memphis many years ago. He has been in this section for 15 Mr. year8 '