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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1919 NUMBER 161 WASHINGTON.—Figures on the latest status of the military forces in Europe, General March announced today, show that the armies of the central powers, as now organized, constitute about 15 per cent of their total strength when the armistice was signed, while the allied forces still organized, com prise 75 per cent of their total strength November 11. Official dispatches show the aggregate strength of the central powers now 1,125,000 men as against a combined strength November last of 7,630,000. The allied armies, in November, totaled 13,663,000, of which only 25 per cent has been demob ilized. * Use Danzig as Port for Return to Poland. PARIS.—(Havas.)—Marshal Foch has telegraphed the allied governments that the right to use Danzig as a port for return to Poland of the Polish troops in France, has been formally upheld in a conference with- the German representatives. Archangel Situation Well in Hand. WASHINGTON.—Declaring the Archangel situation, from a military point of view, wéll in hand, General March said today, it was "incrediblq that the allied force there can be driven into the sea by anybody." It was an nounced that it is the plan of the war department to have the American forces out of that portion of Russia by the end of June. Bring Draft Evaders to Justice. TACOMA.—The first three rarests of what is planned by federal and military authorities to be a wholesale campaign to -bring to military justice all wartime draft evaders, has been made in Montana, and soldier guards will leave Camp Lewis today to bring them to camp. They will be tried by general court martial for desertion in time of war. Hundreds of arrests of draft evaders as deserters are expected soon. President's Condition Improves. PARIS.—President Wilson slept until after 9 a. m. and it is announced that he is better and might sit up later today. With Sunday's rest it is believed possible that he might attend Monday's meeting of the council of four. A message received today at the White House in Washington from Rear Admiral Grayson, the president's physician, said: "President better this morning, but confined to bed. No cause for worry." Southern Russian Situation Worse. LONDON.—The situation in southern Russia has recently become dis tinctly worse from the allied viewpoint, mainly due to the shortage of food, according to the Press Association. It is not feared that military reasons will compel the allies to evacuate Odessa, but it is said that there is a pos sibility that the city may become so short of food as to be unable to sup port the occupying force. Ask $2,000,000,000 for Belgium at Once. PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)—Belgium's case has been laid before the peace conference by the most distinguished advocate Belgium could have King Albert has been in Paris for the last three days and in conferences with the representatives of the great powers has out chosen. numerous lined the needs of his country and told of the steps that must be taken im mediately if Belgium is to be restored. King Albert had long conversations with President Wilson, Colonel Ed ward M. House, Premier Clemenceau Before Council of Four. These conversations led up to his appearance before the council of four today. Informally the proceedings of the council were related to the president. King Albert of Belgium, who presented his country's case to the council today, made an excellent impression, but is understood to have been given promises. The Czecho-Slovak question was again discussed today, as was, reparation. no Board to Study Reparation. The council of four has appointed a committee consisting of L. P. Loucheur, French minister of reconstruction; Edwin Samuel Montague, British secre tary for India, and John W. Davis,. American ambassador to Great Britain, to put into definite form proposals for the solution of the reparation question. The council resolved, for the sake of facilitating its work, that the de cisions of the various commissions be sent directly to those engaged in -r drafting the treaty. Colonel House at the close of the day said he was pleased with the progress made and Captain Andre Tardieu of the French delegation also expressed satisfaction. House Represents Wilson. With Colonel House in the place of President Wilson, the premiers met this afternoon at the war office, but agreed to meet tomorrow at the presi dent's house for the purpose of consulting him, if his condition has suf ficiently- improved, should a question arise to make it necessary. A member of the Belgian peace delegation told the Associated Press today that, shorn of all its diplomatic niceties, what King Albert told the council might be summarized thus; "The time of promises has passed. If Belgium is to live the council must act. German Food Problem Serious. PARIS, April 4.—(By Associated Press.)-—The food difficulties in Ger many were by no means solved by the signing of the food agreement. Ton is unavailable to move the required supplies and the available grain short that it probably will be impossible to furnish the full nage stocks are so amount specified in the agreement for some time. Herbert Hoover, director general of the interallied relief organization, estimates he can furnish Germany 180,000 tons of grain during April. Ger many estimates that the German grain and potato stocks will be exhausted before June. Mr. Hoover expresses the belief that it is questionabl whether food enough can be supplied to tide Germany over until the next harvest. Proclaim Soviet Republic in Munich. SPA._A soviet republic has been proclaimed in Munich. Bavaria, ac cording to a wireless message received here by Mathis Erzberger, head of armistice commission. the German , Contractors Must Present Claims Before May 15. WASHINGTON.—Assistant Secretary Crpweel gave notice today that contractors desiring to adjust cancelled war contracts through the machinery provided by the war department for that purpose, must present their claims before May 15, next. Says France Cannot Yield on Reparation Matter. PARIS._(Havas.)—France cannot yield on the question of obtaining rep before June. Mr. Hoove'r expresses the belief that it is questionable whether conference situation regarding the French claims. "On all ter the peace . ritorial questions satisfactory agreement is being reached, Matin says, but • concerning the reparation question, there is still a gap between what we are offered and what we justly demand. The French government will be this matter, and cannot sign a treaty which means bankruptcy un yielding in to France." American Troops Leave Italy. GENOA, Friday.—(French Wireless Service.)—The last contingent of American troops in Italy left herë today by steamer Dante Aleghieri. PACIFIC SOLDIER AND SAILOR MAKES APPEARANCE C R. Tifft and H. A. Burnham, the of Uncle Sam's soldiers former one and the latter a member of the navy, are in Moscow in the interest of the "Pacific Soldier and Sailor," a veter ans' publication, the only one on the Pacific coast published by the vet erans of the recent war. The object of N, the magazine, the first issue of which appears under the date of April 5, is to help the boys in uniform and to do everything possible to counteract I W. W. and Bolshevi conditions in the territory covered. The boys have letters from many leading men in the Inland Empire, who have examined their credentials, and recommend the magazine unreserved ly. DEGLABES SERVING FOR BROTHER'S CRIME FEED S. LANE, WHO CONFESSED TO WRONGING LITTLE GIRL, TELLS STORY « Is Fred S. Lane serving a 50-year term in the state penitentiary for a heinous crime which he never com niitted, but to which he confessed 12 years ago to shield a younger brother? James Lietch, parole officer of the institution, declared to the state par dons board, Wednesday afternoon that Lane had so convinced him, and recommended that Lane's sentence be reduced from 50 to 30 years, but pro tests from the committing judge, the prosecuting attorney and interested citizens caused the board to refuse to alter the sentence, states an article in Thursday's Statesman. Lane pleading guilty July 26, 1907, to a crime against a young girl, who died the next month from the effects of her ill treatment at the time of the tragedy, and was sentenced in Kootenai county to serve 50 years in the penitentiary. The little girl who was waylaid and assaulted positively identified Lane as her assailant, ac cording to the prosecuting attorney's protest. Accuses Dead Brother. The prisoner declares, however, that his brother was the real criminal. The brother died about a year ago and as soon as Lane heard of the death he told his story to the parole officer at the penitentiary. Until Lane can convince the citi zens of the community where the tragedy occurred that his story is true, danuntil they bring pressure to bear on the pardons board, he must con tinue to serve his sentence. He has 38 years yet to serve, not counting good time allotments. About 10 years ago he befriended a young man who was sent to the peni tentiary. Since" then the young man's parents, an aged couple living near Ogden, Utah, have continually urged the pardons board to release him that he might make his home with them. WILL OBSERVE PASSION WEEK WITH UNION SERVICES The five churches representing the Moscow Ministerial association, will observe Passion Week with services each evening from the 13th to the 18th, inclusive. One service will be held in each church and each of the five pastors in the association will de liver a sermon. The 'plan for a united observance of the week is a new one in Moscow, but a most worthy one and there should be a large attendance of the church people of the community at each serv ice. CANADIAN DOCTOR SAW WAR AT ITS WORST Captain C. F. Magee of the Canad ian army medical corps arrived here today from south Idaho, where he has spent some time. He is visiting at the home of Dr. H. J. Smith and other friends. Captain Magee expects to return to Ontario to get his dis charge and will then locate in Mos cow as a practicing physician. He was engaged actively with the Canadian troops for two years aqd seven months at the casualty clearing station of the Ypres front, where the soldiers were first brought in from the fields. He was thus able to as sist the fellows from the very first. Captain Magee was early in the ,war and took part in the big drive for Paris and saw vast stretches of country that was absolutely deso lated. In one instance of a retreat of 32 miles the troops and civilians were in chaotic confusion. On one side of the road the troops and ammunition were hurrying to the front and on the other side, civilians, supplies and ambulances were hastening in the op posite direction to escape the oncom ing Hun. Captain Magee spoke to the school children this afternoon and the pupils were delighted with his war experi ences. We are pleased to have Dr. Magee like Moscow enough to choose it for his home. All Fools' Day 'V r ■MU \ A 0 Yu 0' Wf", & % 1 A », m * ». I 0Æ: & 0 sit« i ' ; -'k % 0 l I /y % wmk <3 '""'mm. I V %\ ÈkJâ Wj ? : T. f w BASE BALL LEAGUE WILL BE FORMEO PLAYERS AND FAN'S ARE ASKED TO MEET MONDAY EVENING AT E M PL O YM E N T O F FI ( ' E The meeting of the base ball com mittee of the chamber of commerce consisting of Dr. J. A. McDaniel, C. E. Walks, Rev. Dean Hamilton, John Humphrey and Coach Bleamaster, was held yesterday and the matter of the organization of a base ball team and base ball league between the cities of Lewiston, Moscow. Colfax and Pull man was discussed. It was suggested that a league be formed and twilight ball be played in each town at least once every two That the business firms of the cities be asked to furnish the suits, said suits to bear the name of the firm furnishing same and be a source of advertisement of the firm. It was al so suggested that the business houses of the various towns be asked to close on the evenings that the game was scheduled in the various towns at 4 p. m. giving opportunity for the clerks and office people to attend the game. The committee considered the first step necessary in carrying out this plan was to ascertain the amount of baseball material available in Mos cow and the territory contiguous there to an dto this end the following com mittee was appointed to canvas the territory and have a meeting of all base ball players and fans at the U. S. employment office on Monday eve ning, April 7 at 8 o'clock. Any persons who have had any base ball experience are urged to attend this meeting. It is the plan to have the teams in the league composed of local players and not professional men brought in from outside which would incur great amount of expense. Lewiston has already organized its team and has intimated that they would be glad to join in such a league aifci the matter has been discussed to some extent in Pullman and Colfax. STATE HANTS LOANS ON IMPROVED LANDS BOISE.-—The department of public investment, which has taken over the investment and collection duties for merly held by the state land board and- register of that body, states that on the first day of April there was de the credit of the land and investment ac counts about $300,000, which the de partment is anxious to get invested in mortgage loans, on improved farm lands and such school bonds as are permissibly loaned on." During the last two months of last year and in January, 1919, loaning on farm lands was almost wholly discon tinued. In February and March a number of loans were made aggregat ing something like $100,000. Applica tions for loans to the amount of $75. 000 to $85,000 possibly, are now in process of appraisement, and school bond offerings will be made this month of possibly $150,000. Regarding farm loans the policy of the department whenever money is at hand will be to make speedy appraise ment and determination, so that those who ask for loans will not be subject to wearisome delay. ■ Big Drop in Grain Sacks. Grain sacks, are selling at 12 ^c, while one year ago the price was 28 y 2 c, according to a Colfax dispatch. -Pi +++++++++++++++++ 4- MOSCOW HIGH TAKES KALISPEL INTO CAMP * •F + + •F A wire received by Superin- 4* •F tendent Rich, states that the ■F 4= Moscow high school basket ball 4* •F team won from the Kalispel *F + team, holders of the Montana 4* •F championship, last night, by a ♦ ■F score of 38 to 22. The teams 4* ■F will play again tonight. ■F The Moscow team first won + * the Idaho and eastern Washing- *F * ton championship. A challenge + 4* from the Bellingham team was 4 1 4* accepted, the team winning both *F •F games at that place last week, 4* 4> which gave it the northwest' 4* 4- championship. News of tonight's 4* 4* game with Kalispel will be eag- 4 1 4- erly awaited in Moscow. ^^ 4 > 4 ' 4 > 4 > 4 > 4 > 4 > 4 > 4 < 4 > 4 , 4 | 4 > 4 < 4 4 TRIAL OF CITY MANAGER PUN * PRIVATE IRA A. HAWLEY IS REPORTED MISSING + ■F * . * .j. + * The following telegi-am was 4 •F received last evening from 4 •F Washington, D. C.: •F "Mrs. Mary C. Hawley, Moscow, 4* 4* Idaho: "Deeply regret to inform you 4* 4- that Private Ira A. Hawley, in- + * fantry, is officially reported as 4* 4* missing in action since May 25. 4* 4* Letter follows. Harris, the Ad- 4 •F jutant General." 4* This is the first official notice 4* * + =* ip •F received from Washington indi- 4 •F eating that any mishap had + ■F come to Mr. Hawley, although 4 •F his relatives have received no 4* •F word from him since last May, "F •F just befox'e the battle of Chat- *F •F igny. 'As has been reported, 4» •F diligent search in every possible + ■F channel has been made to find 4* •F trace of Mr. Hawley but no 4 ♦ record until recently has been 4* •F officially given. 4 i 4 , 4 , 4 i 4'4 , 4 > 4*4 , 4 , 4 ,, i l 4 , 4 , 4 ,i i ii i > t; ! ■; II m MAUD POWELL University Tonight will be COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION APRIL 11 The Latah County Sunday School association will meet in convention next Friday. April 11, in the Christian church, this city. eral secretary of the Inland Empire Sunday School association, present and will deliver an The Rev. James Dickson, a full blood Nez Perce Indian, will be one of the speakers. Three sessions will be held, one at 10 o'clock a. m., one at 2 p. m. Delegates are E. C. Knapp, gen address. and one at 7:30 p. m. expected from every # Sunday School in the county. Dean J. G. Eldridge is president of ; the Latah county association and Mrs. j A. J. Darr, secretary. inmn irim COMMISSION i AGRK l LTLRAL MOSCOW TODAY HEARING IN MOSI OH lOUAi 1 The Initial hearing in north Idaho ] by the commission of investigation, ( under the newly created department • of agriculture, is taking place today at Morrell hall, the sessions to con- [ tinue through tomorrow. The princi- ! pal subject under consideration at the ' the , meeting is the laws governing grading, storing and handling of grain, j the object of the commission being to | make these laws effective. The meeting is conducted by D. S. j Wallace of Lewiston, recently appoint- j ed deputy commissioner of agrieul- j ture for Idaho, whose territory em-1 1 braces the 10 northern counties, and George Cowgill of Grangeville, A. S. Lyon and George Sievers, of this city and Dean Iddings of the University of Idaho, members of an advisory board to cooperate with Mr. Wallace. A ) number of farmers, warehouse men and elevator men are present to con sult with the above men regarding the all-important matter of handling the grain crop. The meeting is open to all citizens who may be interested. was given over to . * 4 , 4 i 44 , 4 , 4 , + 4 i 4 i 4 i t4' + TTf> 4" Dr. E. H. Lindley Heads , ♦ Northwestern Association ♦ -• ji j. President E. H. Lindley of the t W- University of Idaho was honored 4 1 yesterday at Spokane by elec- 4" 4- tion to the presidency of the + ♦ Northwestern Association of ♦ 4* University, College and Normal ♦ 4* School presidents. Dr. Lindley ♦ ♦ spent the greater part of the ♦ + week in Spokane in attendance ♦ 4» at the meeting of the Inland ♦ 4* Empire Teachers' association, ♦ 4* before which body he delivered ♦ 4* an address Wednesday. * I ♦ + + 4-4>4>4>4>4>4> + *4>4>4>4> the discussion of matters affecting the agricultural interests of this district, but no definite action will be taken un til tomorrow. Buys Clarkston Home. Frank Bruegeman, who lives south of Moscow, returned yesterday from a trip to Lewiston and Clarkston, during which he purchased a well im proved ■ 10-acre tract in the latter town. The purchase was made for 'a home, it being his intention to re tira from active work this fall. 9 .S3 4 ♦ A special meeting of the chamber of commerce was held last night at the chamber rooms, where the matter of adopting the city manager plan of city government was discussed. Prof. H. T. Lewis of the department of economics, addressed the gathering and compared the city management plan with the plan now in vogue. He stated that that form of government was best which permitted the carry ing out of the wishes of the people with the least amount of expenditure, of energy and money. He showed that the mayor and city council plan with, ments tended to make the city's bus iness to be handled in a loose and un cordenated manner that there was a great division of responsibility, slow ness of operation of the machinery provided for this plan. To overcome the difficulties, to re duce friction and to speed up the work of municipal business the city man ager plan had been devised and that this plan was no more or less than the plan utilized by large corporations in conducting their business: That in this plan the mayor and city council represented the board of directors and the city manager, the superintendent or manager of the corporation. He stated that the city manager plan had been adopted by a large number of cities throughout the United States and had been found to be very desir able and efficient in towns of all sizes. Asked the question of whether or not it would be efficient and ef fective in a town the size of Mos cow, he pointed to the city of La Grande, Oregon, where the plan had been in effect for a number of years and had proved highly satisfactory. La Grande is a town about the size of Moscow. He pointed out that in com paring one plan of government with another the standard of comparison should be the service rendered and not, the amount of money expended by the the one plan over the other. He also pointed out that the effectiveness and eficiency of any plan of government was the personal of the officers. A general discussion of the proposi tion was had among the individuals present. A motion was made and un animously carried that it was sense of those present that Moscow should give the manager plan a trial. the matter the T. H. and stated that he was not yet con vinced that the manager plan would be desirable, but suggested that the people be permitted to express their wishes on the proposition by taking an Informal ballot thereon at the coming city election. Mr. Bartley left prior to the vote on the above motion, It was suggested that further dis cussion of the matter be had at the regular chamber of commerce meeting no Tuesday next and Prof. H. T. Lewis was requested to address the chamber at that time. - A S " Frost of the ,daho Garage & Motor company, received a telegram Fri(Jay from the secretary of the Olds mobile distributing agency at Spo kane, dated at Lansing, stating that he was visiting the factory for the purpose of urging the necessity of supplying more cars for the Inland Empire trade. The message stated that he had been assured that every effort would be made to supply the demand. Road Rules For Motorists. "Road and traffic laws vary in dif ferent localities, says A. S. Frost of the Idaho Garage & Motor company, local dealer in Chevrolet passenger cars and trucks. It is. therefore, im possible to set down a complete list of rules which may be followed this summer when touring all parts of the country. The following are some of the rules which are practically uni versal in all parts of the United States : "In meeting a vehicle going in an opposite direction pass to the right. "Always stop with the right side of the car next to the curb. If it is necessary to turn around to do this, it should be done. "Never turn around or turn off onto another road without making abso lutely sure that there are no other vehicles behind you. "Never enter upon street car tracks without making sure that no car is directly behind you—no matter how sure you feel, look and see. "Do not cross the street car or steam railroad tracks without making sure that it is absolutely safe to do so. "In crowded traffic do not apply the brakes suddenly unless it is abso lutely necessary. It may be that the vehicle following cannot stop as quick ly as you can. If this is the case, a collision is sure to result. «on wet asphalt streets or slippery roa( j s ,j 0 no t apply the brakes sud- denly unless absolutely necessary. If the t, ra kes are applied suddenly un ^er these conditions a bad skid is sure tQ pgg^t "when you have reached a point w'hen you intend turning or stopping. always make your intention known to the driver following before you reach that po i nt . "When you intend stopping, or, in crowded traffic, slow up, always make your intention known to the driver in your rear by holding your arm out the side of the car in a horizontal posi M ..