The Daily Star-Mirror
WASHINGTON.—That members of the special mission of the Philippines
legislature here are seeking immediate independence for the islands, were
told today by Secretary Baker. He spoke President Wilson's mind when
he said that he believed the time had come to grant the complete inde
pendence desired by the Filipino people.
The war secretary said that he believed the mission would be able to
carry home word that the American people loved liberty too dearly to
deny it to others. He read a letter left by President Wilson when he went
to Europe, expressing hope that the mission would result in bringing about
the desirable ends set forth by the joint resolution legislature. Francis
Burton Harrison, governor general of the Philippines, followed Baker with
the statement that his experience in the island had convinced him that
the obstacles to independence that appeared to exist a few years ago had
been cleared away.
Take Polish Troops Across Germany.
LONDON.—The proposal that General Hallpr's troops be taken by land
route from Luneville across Germany to Poland was made to Marshal Foch
at Spa by Mathias Erzberger, head of the German armistice commission,
a semi-official Berlin message says.
Discuss Anti-Japanese Legislation.
SACRAMENTO.—The senate approved today a cablegram to be sent to
Secretary of State Lansing at Paris, asking if discussion of the proposed
anti-Japanese legislation by the California legislature at this time, would
embarrass the president and other representatives of the United States
at the peace conference.
Name President of Korea Provisional Government.
SAN FRANCISCO.—Son Pyng Hi, head of the principal native religious
sect of Korea, has been named president of the recently declared Korean
provisional government, with headquarters in Manchuria, according to a
cablegram received here today by the Korean National association. The
Korean "Battalion of Death," 600 men fully armed, has crossed Tumankang
river from Manchuria into Korea, and pledged not to return until Korea
is free, the cable stated.
Steel for Navy on Competitive Bids.
WASHINGTON.—Steel for the navy will continue to be bought on com
petitive bids, regardless of the prices agreed upon by the industrial board
with the industry and whatever may be the outcome of these conferences
now going on will determine for the boards their future policies. Acting
Secretary Roosevelt said today this decision had been reached after the
department's legal officers had ruled that the department was required by
law to secure this material by the public advertisement of contracts.
Rainbow Division Coming Home.
WASHINGTON.—(Associated Press.)—The assignment of the completed
Forty Second (Rainbow) division to any early convoy home was announced
today by the war department.
Bolsheviki Attack at Bolshoia Ozera.
LONDON.—The Bolsheviki delivered an attack at Bolshoia Ozera, on
the Archangel front without artillery preparation during the last forty
eight hours, but were beaten off with a fair amount of losses, according
to news received here. The allied losses are slight. i
President III—House in His Place.
WASHINGTON.—President Wilson is confined to his bed in Paris with
PARIS.—Although President Wilson was confined to his room today with
a cold the council of four met in the Paris "White House" as usual. It is
understood that necessary matters will be referred to the sick room or the
conferees will consult with the president personally if the occasion arises.
Colonel House took the president's place at the meeting of the council of
WASHINGTON.— Rear Admiral Grayson, the president's physician,
cabled today to Secretary Tumulty, that the president caught cold yes
terday and is unable to be about, although his condition is not regarded
Denies France-England Dissension.
PARIS.—In a statement to the Petit Parisien, Premier Lloyd Geoerge of
Great Britain, denied that there exist, dissensions between France and
England, regarding the guarantees for France against Germany,
declares the understanding between the two governments to be complete,
and that & igland is "ready to make fresh sacrifices if necessary to secure
peace and independence for France."
Italian Transport Sunk by Mine.
PARIS.-—The Italian transport, Umbria", with 2,000 officers and soldiers
aboard which was bound from Venice to Tripoli, has struck a mine and
was sunk, according to advices from Bari, Italy, quoting the newspapers
there. Several aboard were killed and 100 injured.
WILL VOTE ON CREATION OF
ROAD WORK PLANNED
POTLATCH.—The election for the
proposed Potlatch Highway District
is set for Saturday, April 5, and-all
in the district are urged to cast their
vote in favor of such a district. Aft
>er the district is organized the plan
is to line up with similar road work
being doué all over the Northwest and
improve all roads within the district.
The territory included within the dis
trict takes in a strip of land about
seven miles wide north of Moscow
Viola highway district and west of
the Princeton district. It is essential
that everyone within the district sup
port the organization of the highway
district so that cooperative road mon
which is now available from fed
eral funds may be secured for road
, work within the district. It is the in
tention if the Potlatch Highway Dis
trict is voted on favorably that the
organization will put forth its utmost
efforts to insure the completion of
" the new north and south highway
which has been voted by the state
• highway commission to pass through
this district. This new main trunk
line highway runs from
Orangeville, Lewiston, Moscow, Pot
latch and St. Maries thence to Coeur
d'Alene where it joins the Yellow
stone trail running east and west.
The designated voted places are as
Evergreen school house in School
District No. 6. I
Burden school house in School <Dis-|
trict No. 33. • . i
Lamb school house in School Dis-(
(trict No. 54.
halt, Potlatch. Idaho.
Meeks mill school house in School
District No. 52,
who for a number of months has been
in active service on the U. S. S. Ne
braska, is spending a week with his
brother, John Cummerford. manager
of the shoe department of the Pot
latch Mercantile company. He reciv
ed his discharge at Boston, Mass., and
will go from here to manage his fa
ther's farm in Canada.
turalization, are leaving Hawaii for
California and, other coast points as
soon as they obtain citizenship papers,
according to Richard Halsey, United
States immigration inspector here.
Several score already have left or
have engaged passage, he said.
To date almost 200 Japanese have
been naturalized here. It is estimat
ed that almost 500 were made eligible
by military service,
of Japanese still is proceeding rapid
ly before Federal Judge Vaughn,,
whose stand on the question brought
the decision from Washington that
orientals who had served in the army
were entitled to citizenship the same
as other aliens.
JAPANESE WHO SERVED
RUSH TO AMERICA
HONOLULU.—Japanese who served
in the United States army here during
the war, thus becoming" eligible for na
Club Elects Officers.
The Mountain View club was eri
tertained yesterday by Mrs. Morgar
eidge. There were about 20 present,
with Mrs. Chas. White, Mrs. Earl
Hunter, Miss Schumacher and Miss
Draper as guests. The following of
ficers were elected: President, Mrs.
Draper; vice president, Mrs. Mills;
secretary and treasurer, Mrs. T.
Dowdy; press reported, Mrs. J. R.
White; Red Cross captain, Mrs. D.
Sullivan.' The ladies each had their
own sewing at this meeting, but at
the next meeting they will sew for
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO '
ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OF DE
CISIONS BY REGENTS IN SES
SION LAST WEEK
Faculty changes at the University
of Idaho, as approved by the board
of regents at the meeting held
Boise last week, at which President
Bindley was in attendance, are an
nounced by the state department
education as follows:
Dr. William J. Trimble of Fargo,
N. D., to be professor of American
history, beginning September 1. Doc
tor Trimble received his doctorate
from the University of Wisconsin,
having taken his bachelor's degree
at Ohio Wesleyan. He is well known
as a writer of northwestern history,
and has contributed to the Atlantic
, , ,, ,
Monthly and other leading magaz
mes v His investigations into the his
tory of mining in the northwest' are
Herbert P. Davis to be professor of
dairying, dairyman of the agricultur
al experiment station and vice di
rector of the station, to begin May 1.
C .W. Hungerford, plant patholo
gist of the agricultural experiment
station, to begin at once.
J. E. Nordby, associate in animal
husbandry at the experiment station,
to begin April 1. Mr. Nordby was
formerly connected with the univer
sity, but resigned to go to war.
E. J. Stirneman, assistant profes
sor of agricultural engineering, to be
gin June 1.
E. B. Hitchcock, assistant soil tech
nologist, promoted to associate soil
Frank H. Skeels, instructor in the
federal vocational school of mines.
Claude H. Ashby, instructor in ro
mance languages for the remainder
of the year.
T. D. Matthews, acting track coach
for the remainder of the year.
Catherine France and Bernadine
Adair, loan assistants in the library.
Mrs. C. D. Livingston, lecturer in
home nursing for one quarter.
Resignations of Maude Covington
as library assistant, and Joy Newland
as stenographer have been accepted.
Dollie Heath has been appointed gen
Leaves of absence for next year
have been granted: Prof. F. W. Gail,
professor of botany, and Isabelle M.
Stephens, assistant professor of phy
An appropriation from university
funds for publication of a memorial
booklet was made by the university
board. This booklet is to include a
record of war activities of the alumni,
students and faculty of the univer
sity, and will be a memorial to those
of * university connection who lost
their lives in the great war.
WILL MEET HERE
TAYLOR AND DEMETRI WILL
WRESTLE AT EGGAN'S HALL
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
The greatest sporting event wit
nessed in Moscow in many months
will take place Saturday night, April
12, at Eggan's hall, when Jack Tay
lor, light heavy-weight Canadian
champion, of Saskatchewan, will meet
Emil Demetri, never been defeated, in
a wrestling match. The match is to
be staged, the Star-Mirror is inform
ed, under the auspices of the local
organization of the Sons of Democ
This will be an excellent exhibition
of the Jiu JitsuJap style of wrestling
and will be to a finish, with four 20
Taylor is the only man scoring a
"public opinion" over Santell, and
among the exponents of the Jiu Jitsu
style, he is among the cleverest in
the entire country.
Demetri followed for a number of
years the Jiu Jitsu style exclusively.
Those who have seen the two men
perform, say that the people of Mos
cow and the surrounding communities
will have an opporunity to witness a
test of skill and strength such as has
before been witnessed in this
part of the country.
The wrestling match will be preced
ed by a band concert. Ringside seats
will be $2.00 and general admission
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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1919
BITS EGGS BY PHONE AND ISSUES
WORTHLESS CHECKS IN
G. H. Ford Produce company, deal
ers in butter, eggs, poultry, Cheney,
Letters written on stationery bear
ing the above heading, followed up
within a few days by the dulcet tones
of a young lady, making inquiry by
long distance telephone as to whether
the letter had been received, if so
why it had not brought a reply,
caused the egg supply of the Patouse
country to start rolling into Cheney
during the past week or two to such
an extent that the supply in the local
markets was depleted ,and the break
fast diet of bacon and eggs which ap
peered regularly on many tables, was
Ireduced to straight, bacon,
voice over the telephone sure got the
Eggs poured into the G. H. Ford
Produce company from every town in
the Palouse country, according to re
ports which have reached Palouse.
One community an done merchant was
just as eager as another to fill that
demand for eggs. Palouse was right '
The eggs were shipped and checks'
covering the amount of each shipment,
at a* price somewhat above the Spo
kane market, were received by return
mail. So far everything was reg
ular. The only trouble with 1 lie
whole transaction was that there was
no money on deposit in the name of
the G. H. Ford company to make the
checks good. It was a J. Rufus
Wallingford proposition of the first
water. The only' happy thing about
it was that, the victims were not
lonely. Every firm in the Palouse
country that was approached, and
could secure the eggs, shipped them to
Cheney. After the eggs were re
ceived and disposed of, and the checks
sent out, Ford and his office force
disappeared, and it is said that the
federal authorities are now looking
for them and that they are charged
with using the mails to defraud.
It is supposed that Ford disposed of
the eggs to Spokane produce concerns
for whatever price he could get, put
the money in his pocket and flew the
coop. It is estimated that about 23
cases were shipped from here to sup
ply the Cheney market, and it is said
that Garfield rhade some heavy ship
There is little doubt that Ford will
soon be in the clutches of the author
ities. He closed his office at Cheney
about a week ago and disappeared.—
GRAIN COMPANY BUYS
LATAH COUNTY HOUSES
The Whlte-Dulany company,
through their Spokane agent, A. R.
Mead, and C. W. McFarland, agent for
the company in this district, closed
a deal Wewnesday for the purchase of
the Kennedy Ford grain warehouses
from the Kennedy Ford Farmers
Union Wàrehouse company, No. 1, Ltd.
The, purchase price was not made
known. The houses are located on
the right of way of the Washington.
Idaho & Montana railway.
This deal gives the White Dulany
people all the warehouses on the W.
I. & M. railroad. The houses will be
operated by Webster & Lamphere, who
take over the C. W. McFarland busi
ness July 1. Mr. McFarland will, how
ever, remain as district manager for
the White-Dulany _ people.—Palouse
Director of Plant Industry Here.
T. J. LaForest of Orofino, deputy
director of plant industry in the state,
formerly horticultural inspector, has
been in Moscow the past two days. |
He is in this part of the state getting
information on the condition of the
orchards, and looking after the ar
rangements for the spring spraying.
Buys Great Falls Sewer Bonds.
GREAT FALLS, Mont.—Wells-Dic
key company. Great Palls and Min
neapolis, paid a premium of $5350 for
Great Falls storm-sewer bonds in an
issue of $235,000, payable in 20 years.
The Spokane & Eastern Trust compa
ny, Spokane, was second high bid
der. offering $5325 premium. The
bonds bear 6(4 per cent interest and
are redeemable after five years,
CHILDREN MAY ATTEND
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOW
"The grade children may attend
Sunday school on Sunday, providing
the churches observe the same regu
lations, as observed by the public
schools regarding the quarantine,''
stated Dr. Adair today. "As'forty
eight hours will have elapsed since
the children were examined at school,
it will be necessary, and also the saf
est way, to have their temperatures
taken by a competent person before
being permitted to attend Sunday
"Two of the teachers and several of
the grade pupils have the influenza
, "The matinee given this afternoon
is restricted to the teachers and the
grade pupils whose temperature has
been taken this afternoon."
FOR SPRING LAMBING
SHEEPMEN REPORT RUN NEARLY
100 PER CENT—WOOL PRICES
ABOUT 40 CENTS
The lambing season is now on in
the sheep camps of the central Idaho
and eastern Washington districts and
the reports received are most encour
aging. It is now estimated the in
crease for the season should run
nearly 100 per cent. The increase
last year was from 98 to 100 per cent
and the average for a period of years
would run from 90 to 100 per cent.
The sheep came through the winter
in fine condition and there is an
abundance of good range on the low
benches for the ewes during the lamb
ing season. Weather conditions are
ideal and sheepmen are generally
very optimistic with the prospects.
The shearing will commence the
latter part of April and good clips are
now assured. The open winter allowed
the sheep to be kept in prime condi
tion and this naturally contributed
materially to the growing of an ex
ceptionally fine quality of wool. The
fleeces are clean and generally tree
from burrs and tags.
The wool growers have received no
definite information on 1919 prices,
but the view is generally held that the
Lewiston prices will range from 35 to
40 cents per pound, or , from 12 to 15
cents lower than last year, states the
Lewiston Tribune. The wool market
has been uncertain awaiting the gov
ernment announcement and the esti
mate for Lewiston prices is based on
the minimum established by the gov
ernment and which will keep the gov
ernment-stored 1918 clip from enter
ing the 1919 market in competition
with the new wool.
The spring range is reported in fine
condition for both sheep and cattle
and stockmen are looking forward to
very prosperous season.
COMMISSIONERS ALLOW $2000
HELP PAY FOR MAINTAIN- 1
ING A FARM AGENT ■
The board of county commissioners, |
while in session this week, made an
appropriation which will mean much
the farming interests of Latah i
county, when for the extension work
cooperation with the University of I
Idaho extension division, the United I
SÄtes department of agriculture, and
tile Latah county farm bureau, they |
unanimously voted to adopt a budget
amounting to $2000 to help pay the!™*
cost of conducting extension work and
employing a county agent in Latah
understood that the
extension division of the University
will set aside $1200 from the state and .
federal funds to be used in connection)'
This was the most important action i
of the board at this session, and will |
have beneral endorsement on the part I
of the people of the county. Already 1 6
the excellent results from the em
ployment of a capable farm agent aie
being recognized, and as the organiza- .
tion of the work becomes more com
niete the returns will be greater
^ The Commissioners alio placed the
srin of $6867,11, of the motor vehicle j
license, fund into the general road
fund-.of the county.
Hear From Sergeant Ayer.
I Sergeant A. J. Ayer of the third
army of occupation in Germany, has
written his sister that he is again
back in his company, after a splendid
trip, having spent seven days in the |the
citv of London and three days in
Paris, with side trips to a number
of other noted places of interest.
While in London he witnessed the
wedding of Princess Pat, spent a half |f°
day in the London Tower and saw 1 ''
the place where the German spies j est
were shot. He is planning on spend- the
ing his next leave in Italy, if the Am
encans occupy the German territory
four months longer. |
Individual apportionments will be
used in the forth-coming Victory Loan,
/campaign as in the Fourth Liberty
bond drive, it was agreed by coun
ty chairmen of the liberty loan com
mittee who met at Boise Saturday
for a conference with the state chair
A volunteer day will be designated
and efforts will be made to put the
state over the top in a few hours.
The county chairmen have compil
ed lists of individuals in their coun
ties and they will mail letters to eve
ry individual containing figures
showng qugtas fixed by a committee
,which the recipient is expected to
Considerable enthusiasm was devel
oped among the chairman during the
course of the meeting and all went
away confident that the state would
raise its quotas.
It was expected that much debat
ing would result over county appor
tionments, but early in the day it was
agreed to leave them in the hands
of the state committee. Until the
federal government announces the
sum of money to be raised in April
the apportionments cannot be fixed,
but the basis from which the commit
tee will work will be the same this
spring as last auttlmn.
The chairmen heard talks by State
Chairman Montie B. Gwinn, Dr. E. A.
Bryan, Rev. Wilsie Martin and Sen
ator John F. Nugent. They were
guests at the noon hour at a luncheon
tendered them by the state commit
tee at the Owyhee hotel. There they
heard Gov. D. W. Davis and three
The following resolutions were
WHEREAS, The Great World War
has been brought to a successful and
victorious conclusion in part at least
by the valor of our soldiers and pa
triotism and self-sacrifice of our cit
WHEREAS, the obligations of the
War program and the bills incurred
in its prosecution many of them yet
remain to be met and since the real
American spirit never permits quitting
while a task remains to be done, and
recognizing that American credit and
American honor is bound up in meet
ing our obligations promptly,
THEREFORE, the conference otf
Idaho county chairmen for the Fifth
Liberty Loan campaign met at Boise.
March 29, 1919, call on our. respective
counties to do their full part in ma
king this a success. That the Slate
of Idaho may keep the proud place
of service which she has won in this
FURTHER, as an expression of
thanksgiving for the victory won and
as a memorial of gratitude and love
for our soldiers, we call upon all the
citizens to back this Liberty Loan to
To the end that this Victory Loan
campaign may be most successfully
carried out, your Committee on Res
olutions beg to report as follows:
1st. That the quota system with
(volunteer day be adopted in each
2d. That the county commissoiners
in each county be asked to defray the
expenses of the Victory Loan county
3. WHEREAS, the State and Coun-
ty Councils of Defense have been of
inestimable value in carrying the oth-
er loans over the top, we therefore
! respectfully ask for the support of
the State and County Councils of De
TOjfenSe in this campaign.
1 4th, WHEREAS, the State Speak
■ ers Bureau has also rendered very
valuablç service in all of these cam
Ipaigns, we go on record as asking for
| the hearty and continued cooperation
'of that organization, and we urge each
chairman to list with this bureau all
(speakers available for State speaking
5th. Recognizing the valuable sup
I Pori which the churches of Idaho have
S ladl y rendered in al patriot c en
| terpnses, we solicit then continued
support in this campaign •
the!™* ^ est „ f i
April 20th, should be .
«je churches ot the state as a day oi
(thanksgiving and gratitude for the
j'winch has been won.
. 6t V ^Wereconunend uniform act on
11 tlla banks 111 ® F ,
terest rates, margin of deposits, and
i faking of collateral not tes for unpaid
| balances and we recommend that in
I terest charges on unpaid balances be
1 6 P er c , e , nt for ? uch V™ ?
reasonable in view of local business
. 'th. ,M e reconi e • *
° £ our soldler ® be utilized to the
ful1 111 ever y colmt - v to stimulate m
terest and further patriotic opt.m
We recognize the invaluable
service rendered by the newspapers
of Idaho: we cannot successfully put
over this enterprise without their un
animous support, and we ask them to
now lead us in the same self-sacri
ficing and patriotic manner that has
characterized all their actions since
|the opening of the war.
9th. Realizing th:it j tins is a great
undertaking and that its success will*
depend on unity of control and the
upmost harmony of action, we there
|f° re respectfully call upon all the al
'' ed organizations to work in the clos
est - cooperation and good will with
the State and County Vltcory Loan or
ganizations. We appreciate the mag
nitude of the work which the patriotic
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