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The Daily Star-Mirror VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO TUESDAY, APRIL 8. 1919 NUMBER 16» DRAFT OF THE PEACE TREATY WILL BE READY THURSDAY Owing to the continued illness of President Wilson the meeting scheduled for tonight to read and discuss the final draft of the peace treaty, has been postponed until Thursday, when it is expected to be read and adopted within a few days, probably before Saturday night. That the end of the greatest conference the world has known is in sight is indicated by the announcement that President Wilson plans to return a week earlier than had, been »his original intention and his ship, the George Washington, will leave New York for Brest on April 11, to bring him and Mrs. Wilson home. This indicates that £*e entire work of the ference is expected to be over by that time. Bavaria is still in a turmoil with first one faction and then another in the ascendency. In'the region of Hamburg, Germany, great developments of a political nature are predicted within the next few days and the central powers, that planned to rule the world, now show their inability to rule themselves. Following are the cable dispatches received today: Tonight's Conference is Postponed. PARIS.—The meeting of the peace conference commission on the league of nations for consideration of the completed draft of the covenant, planned for tonight, has been postponed until Thursday. It is understood that the postponement was necessitated by the inability of President Wilson to at tend the meeting before Thursday. The council of four met this morning at the residence of Premier Lloyd George. President Wilson was unable to attend the forenoon session but hoped to be able to attend the meeting in the afternoon, at the Paris "White House. polled when the council of four met today. In conference circles, however, It was felt that today's session would serve to clear the atmosphere. President Advances Date of Return. NEW YORK.—The sailing date of President Wilson's steamer, the George Washington, has been advanced from April 14 to April 11, next Friday. The sailing hour was fixed at 4:30 p. m. The ship should arrive at Brest about April 17, peace con The overnight tension of the peace conference had not been dis Admiral Benson Asks Sailing Date. WASHINGTON.—Announcing today that the presidential transport George Washington would leave New York for Brest, Friday, instead of next Monday, the date originally fixed for her departure, Assistant Secre tary Roosevelt disclosed the change was made as the result of a cablegram yesterday from Admiral Benson, who is in Paris, inquiring when the ship could sail. German Officials Are Arrested. COPENHAGEN.— Herr Landsberg, minister of justice in the German national government, was arrested yesterday at Madgeberg, capital of Prussian Saxony, by member# of the regiments stationed there, a Madg^ burg dispatch states. General von Kliest, commanding the fourth army, and his staff were also arrested. The automobile in which Landsberg, minister of justice in the German national government was being taken to Brunswick, after his arrests yesterday at Madgeburg, by revolting soldiers, was stopped at Helmstad, and Landsberg was liberated,- a Berlin dispatch today says. Former Deputies Brandes and Filikel were arrested and other arrests of social democrats and burgeoiae are planned. A majority of the Madgeburg garrison sympathizes with the independent socialists, the mes sage adds. Important Political Movement Expected. COPENHAGEN.—A political movement of great importance is imminent In the region of Hamburg, a Berlin dispatch says. Doctors Herx and Haf fenberg, Spartacan leaders, are said to have almost succeeded in making themselves masters of the situation, and to be converting Hamburg and the region between Hamburg and Bremen, into a soviet republic. Bavarian Troops Disperse Demonstrators. COPENHAGEN.—Demonstrations occurred at Munich against the new Bavarian revolutionary government, according to Berlin dispatches, today. The demonstrators were dispersed by troops, advices state. Dissensions have already arisen among the founders of the Bavarian soviet government, the Achtuhrblatt, today says. An intensified state of seige has been proclaimed at Munich. f MONTANA TIMBEB AT RECORD PRICES SEVEN DOLLARS PER THOUSAND FEET STUMPAGE PAID FOR GOVERNMENT TIMBER MISSOULA, Mont.—The forest serv ice has closed a deal for the sale of lumber, which sets new records re ceived from this source, reflecting the increase in lumber prices which has become noticeable during the last four years. Two million feet of white pine, the most valuable timber in the district, has been sold on a stumpage basis, the successful bidder, the Beards more Lumber company of Priest river, paying |7 per thousand feet for the lumber, which Is located in the Kanl ksu forest. ' The high price Is partly due to the fact that the stands sold are easily accessible and afford an excellent logging chance, as far as cutting, hauling and driving are concerned. The best prices received for white pine in this region In past years has been from $3 to $5 a thousand feet, and the bid submitted indicates, in the opinion of forestry officials, that future sales will bring even higher prices. Lumber in general has advanced 57 per cent since 1913, according to fig ures compiled by the service, while 96 other commodities have increased ap proximately 127 per cent since that time. Since 1916 the advance has been about 23 per cent. Lumber operations In Montana totaled less In 1918 than the previous year by about 9,000,000 feet, reports show, accounting partly for the Increase in cost. CITY LIBRARY REPORT SHOWS IT IS POPULAR At the monthly meeting of the city library board, Miss Bessee, the librar ian, gave the following report: Adult attendance, 1275; juvenile at tendance, 823; adult circulation, 923; juvenile circulation, 380. The library committee has placed the following recent books on the rent shelf: "Joan and Peter," by Wells; "The Sailor," by Snaith; "The Casuals of the Sea," by McFee; "Echoes of the War," by Barrie; "The Great Adven tures," by T .Roosevelt; "Green Man sions," by Hudson; "In the Heart of a Fool," by W. A. White; "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," by Ibanez; "Tarzan of the Apes," by Burrough; "The Major," by Ralph Connor; "The Desert of Wheat," by Zane Grey; "The Magnificent Amber sons," by Booth Tarkington; "Home Fires in France," by D. Canfield. Now is the time to read the up-to date books at a rental of only five cents a week. FLOATING ISLAND STRANGE PHENOMENA WORRIES j HIS BROKEN LOOSE OWNERS OF LAND WHO TRY TO ANCHOR IT DOWN j TWIN LAKES, Ida.—I. D. Meikle, C. A. Neafus and parties from the Jesuit college were on the upper lake looking after their interests regard ing the floating island. This Island, of about six acres, broke loose from the main land during the spring of 1918, and after floating around sev eral weeks grounded at the isthmus, where it remanied until the hard wind storm and high water last week loos ened it. It is now several rods from the shore. It is composed of a spongy accumu Jatlon of rich soil and roots, capable of holding considerable weight, and is covered with a fine grade of spag num moss, also a rank growth of cat tails, willows and many other varie ties of small shrubbery, quite tropical in appearance, and is a menace to property owners on both lakes, should ,it lodge on a private beach or float into the channel. Efforts will be made to dispose of it before the water recedes to the ordinary level. + + + + * + * + + 4> + 4>4> + 4>*4> Wounded Idahoans Return. NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— The 4 4> battleships Virginia and Rhode ♦ 4* Island, which docked here this ♦ ♦ morning, carried casual com- ♦ ♦ panics of Idaho troops. ♦ 4. + + + + + + + + + + <|> + + + ♦ * * * WINTER WHEAT CROP SETS NEW RECORD + + * ♦ + ♦ WASHINGTON.—The winter 4 4* wheat production this year is + 4* forecast at 837,000,000 bushels 4* ♦ by the department of agricul- 4* ♦ ture today, basing th€ estimate + ♦ on the' condition of the crop on + ♦ April 1, which was then 99.8 per + ♦ cent normal. + This is the largest crop of + ♦ winter wheat ever grown in the 4* ♦ United States. The government's ♦ + guaranteed price of $2.26 per 4* + bushel, makes the value of the 4* + crop $1,891,620,000. If no un- 4 ♦ favorable conditions develop be- * + tween now §md harvest the 4* 4* year's winter wheat crop will be ♦ 4* 162,000,000 bushels larger than 4 1 4* the highest previous record of 4* + the 1914 crop, and 248,000,000 ♦ 4* bushels greater than last year. ♦ + 4-4- + 4-4- + + + + + + + + + + 4* CYCLONES ARE BIO MIDDLE WEST HARD STORM THAT DESTROY PROP ERTY AND STOP TRAINS HIT BY DENVER.—Train service, both north and east of Denver, had been restored virtually to normal conditions follow ing the heavy snowstorm of Monday in Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska. Trains were posted Monday night as running on schedule. Wire service, reported interrupted by the storm, also has been virtually restored to normal. Heavy Snow at Deadwood. DEADWOOD, S. D.—The heaviest snowstorm of the season is sweeping over the section Monday, one-half feet of snow had fallen up to noon, tying up train traffic. Tornado Hits Omaha. OMAHA, Neb. — Heavy property damage, but few personal injuries of consequence, resulted from a vicious tornado that swept across Omaha last evening shortly after o'clock. Dundee and Clifton hill suffered the greatest losses, many homes being unroofed and, in some cases, practically ruin Two and ed. It is remarkable that this twister swooped down . upon the city the same day of the week as the more disastrous storm of Easter Sunday, 3913, and nearly exactly six years aft erward. Moreover, Sunday night's tornado entered Omaha at exactly the same spot as did its deadlier prede cessor, and in general followed the same path for a considerable distance. Francis Micklen, six years old, ap pears, on the face of early reports, the only one who may die as the re-| suit of the visitation of the torna- 1 do. The girl lies unconscious at the University of Nebraska hospital. Her back appears broken. Wires Ont In Nebraska. LINCOLN, Neb.—Wire communica tion in parts of southeastern Nebraska was crippled Monday as a result of a Violent windstorm last night, greatest damage was at Elmwood, Neb. No loss of life occurred. The CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS A GOOD MEETING There was a good attendance and much interest at today's luncheon of the chamber of commerce, and there were several interesting talks. Profes sor H. T. Lewis gave a very Interest ing talk on the managerial form of government and at its conclusion it was voted to call a mass meeting to discuss the subject of such a form of government in Moscow. It was voted to tender a public reception to the victorious high school basket ball team that won the championship of three states. Çpace forbids a detailed report of the meeting in today's issue but it will be given tomorrow. BB Floyd Campbell is Dead. Floyd Campbell died Sunday at Orofino at the state institution where he had been for about two months. Mr. Campbell was the son of Thomas Campbell and both he and his father were pioneers of Latah county. He had served in the Spanish war. He leaves a wife and five children. The funeral services will occur Wed nesday on Burnt Ridge, where the since last November. family have a farm. 10 Symptoms of Spring Fever T 7 n (HERMM ! me ] you fuRNED THE EöOS /B THE ^ NCU0ATOR TOPAV ?i w/ 3 a AW, ÛEE WHIZZ! A RIO HA* cor ■TO a RtCUlAR Of HfN NOWAPAVf an* eveevthimc J 'A Bf, I •Ml C>/ mi % iff i « ' a 222 k j Y/À % i|| 4 '.wm I s\ i « m * « I« % m WINTER WHEAT CROP NEWSPAPER WRITER REPORTS FINE CONDITIONS IN POR TIONS OF LATAH COUNTY JULIAETTA. (Special Corre spondence of The Tribune.)—Last week the traveling representative of The Tribune made the trip from Juli aetta to Genesee and Uniontown via Fix ridge. On one of the farms belonging to the John P. Vollmer estate, on Fix ridge, that is being farmed by Walter Clark, one of the most successful farmers of the Juliaetta section, there is.now a field of fall wheat that for uniformity of stand, healthiness of color and general physical condition, is doubtless one of the best fields of wheat to be found in Latah county, and by including all of North Idaho in the above statement the write would not be taking in too much territory. Mr. Clark was just finishing the job of uprooting an old orchard of fruit trees, mostly Italian prunes. Mr. Clark stated that, although he re ceived $28 per ton for his prunes de livered to the railroad, yet his receipts were $28 less than the cost of hand ling the entire crop. So he figured that it doesn't pay. ' He will put the land in grain, which he. figures will be profitable. Robert Hall, apother successful farmer on Fix ridge, spring toothed harrow over his alf alfa field. By experience nearly all the farmers have learned that it pays to "cultivate" their alfalfa each spring, though opinions differ as to the implement that produces the best results. was running a Fall grain in general is looking well throughout the territory covered by the writer last week, though it was noticeable that some of the steep hill land had washed considerably. In some, fall wheat fields it was noticed that a crust had formed on the top of the soil and some farmers were relieving this condition by going over it with a drag harrow. Many banks of unmelted snow, from huge'' drifts of the winter, were observable from the highways, but a heavy rain and wind storm developed Thursday night and continued most of Friday. The roads were made so muddy and 'slippery that all autos were put out of commission tempo rarily and only one or two teams were met during the entire day Friday. But thw rain no doubt proved bene ficial by softening the hard crust in the grain fields qs well as furnishing a moist bed for the spring sown grain. The Thorn creek valley, through which it is proposed to build a link of the Lewiston-Moscow highway, is certainly one of the richest sections of north Idaho or eastern Washing ton. One of the pleasantest evenings the writer has spent for a long time was in the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Grieser, who live on fine farm near Genesee. In this family there are nine children. One of the young ladies played the piano, her brother played an accompani ment on the violin, while all made the welkin ring with singing, young ladias and boys are all taught These to work and they were as busy as swarm of bees until the evening's tasks were completed—then there was music for recreation. Juliaetta, Genesee, Uniontown and Colton are small towns that are sur rounded by rich farm land and that is well adapted to the "big two" that make for success—farming and stock raising.—Lewiston Tribune. MORE MOSCOW SOLDIERS RETURN TO THEIR HOMES A number of soldier boys returned I Monday from Fort Russell, Wyoming, | where they were mustered out. Among the number were Thomas Smithwick and Howard Agrell of Moscow, Frank Ellis and Floyd Springston of Ken drick. Clarence L. Johnson of Troy, and Mr. Darr of Deary. These boys had their baggage on board the trans port, ready to set sail for France, when the armistice was signed. They were then returned to Norfolk, Va., where they were placed on guard duty the past few months. Oliver Jameson, a Moscow boy, al so returned yesterday from the east, where he arrived about a month ago from overseas. He has been in France +++++++++++++++++ Deport I. W. W. Men. LEAVENWORTH, ♦ Warrants calling for the deport- + ♦ ation of 40 men, 12 among 37 4» + Industrial Workers of the World + + recently admitted to bail pend- + 4* ing a rehearing of their cases, 4* ♦ was served yesterday by immi- + ♦ gration officials, it was an- + + nounced today by prison offi- ♦ + cials. The warrants call for their 4* ♦ deportation at the end of their ♦ + sentences. + + * + + , l , + * + + + + 'i' + ** + Kans. — ♦ 4 EXCEEDS SÜPPLY ORIENTAL PEARL FIELDS EX HAUSTED AND NEW FIELDS ARE BEING SOUGHT CHICAGO.—With the demand for pearls so great the jewelers through out the world are unable to meet it and with the Oriental pearl fisheries exhausted of all but small pearls, the Australian pearl fisheries are comb ing the tropical northern coasts of that island continent in an effort to supply the expanding market. "Pearl fishing is carried on in the tropical seas of Queensland, the Nor thern territory and West Australia." says the British Board of Trade Jour nal. "The pearl oyster inhabits the whole northern coast of the common wealth, a length of shore of 2000 miles. The aggregate value of the pearls ta ken is not large but the pearl shells are marketed in large quantities and the industry in normal years gives em ployment to many people. "The most important fisheries are in Queensland, Torres Straits being the center of production. A statutory limit is fixed for the minimum size .of the shell that may be gathered. Some years ago the discovery of moth er-of-pearl shell in Port Darvtfn har bor in the northern territory, caused a rush of pearling boats from other districts. But the muddiness of the water, rendered almost opaque by the heavy tides, prevented satisfactory div ing and led to an abandonment of the industry within three years. Prospect ing new areas in the territory has since been carried on and the industry recently has received a fresh impet us.' In western Australia, the centers of pearl and pearl shell fishing are Broome, Cossack, Onslow and Shark Bay. The Shark Bay shell is collect ed by dredging in the deeper waters and gathered by hand off the shallow banks at low tide. In other districts the fishing is done with diving appar atus in water varying from four to 20 fathoms. The inshore banks have been almost entirely worked out and the fishing now is carried on from three to 20 miles off shore. A BASE BALL TEAM a ARRANGEMENTS PERFECTED MON DAY NIGHT FOR TWILIGHT BASEBALL GAMES Last night at the offices of the U. S. Employment agency several dozen baseball fans and players itiet and formulated plans for a real baseball team. C. E. Walks was elected manager; A. H. Crow, assistant manager; Dr. E. T. Baker, secretary, and Elmer Paulsen, treasurer. It was decided to give "Twilight" baseball a chance, and to ask all bus iness houses to close at 4 o'clock one evening a week. This will give all an opportunity to attend,-and some mighty good games are promised. Other towns are getting up teams, and the well known but good natured riv alry between Lewiston, Colfax, Pull man, Potlatch. Moscow and perhaps other towns will be revived. It was decided to cooperate with the chamber of commerce in every way, and for everyone to get in and help raise the means to equip a team that will be a credit to Moscow; all bona fide home players. There are numerous baseball ex perts in town, who will only need a little practice to round them back In old-time form, among these being Frank Thomas, Jim Ahlquist, Charley Gray, Rudolph Carlander. W. C. Blea master, John Humphrey, Bill Graham, R. B. Neidig, H. H. Conwell, H. S. Bradshaw. E. W. Lennox, A. H. Crow, R. L. Peck, G. H. Leu, H. W. Hulbert, C. E. Walks. James Parmelee. Jake Goetz, and a number of others. WARD CAUCUSES TO BE HELD TONIGHT Caucuses will be held in all city wards tonight for the purpose of se lecting delegates to attend a city convention at the court house on Thursday evening to nominate a may or and six councilmen. The place of meeting for the vari ous wards tonight are as follows: First ward— -U. S. Employment of fice on Second street. Second ward—Office of Standard Dray Co. on West Third street. ward—Bell's Store on South Main. The First ward embraces that por tion of the town north of Sixth and east of main street. The second ward north of Sixth and west of Main. Third ward all south of Sixth street. The meetings are called for 7:30 p. m. Implement Third OPPOSES LENIENCY FOR EOCENE DERRS TELLS ATTORNEY WHY NOTED ANARCHIST SHOULD STAY IN PRISON GENERAL WASHINGTON—Attorney General Palmer announced in a statement to night that he would oppose strongly any effort to obtain executive clem ency for Eugene V. Debs, the socialist leader, sentenced to 10 years' im prisonment for violation of the es pionage act. The attorney general said he had received several communi cation urging him to recommend clemency for Debs. Believes Duty is Clear. Mr. Palmer said he believed hia duty in the Debs' case to be clear and was convinced that he "would be doing to grievous wrong to the coun try and striking a blow at law en forcement" should be adopt "any course which would interfere with the normal administration of justice in this case." The statement issued by the attor ney general follows: "Eugene V. Debs has filed no peti tion with either the president or the attorney general asking for the ex ercise of executive clemency. The facts in his case are such that until such petition be made by him I should not feel called upon to con sider making any recommendations in his case. Debs was convicted not be cause of his political or economic views, but because he plainly violated the law of the land. Against Country in War. "On June 18, 1918, during the most critical period of the war, Debs made a public speech at Canton, Ohio, in which he urged that wage -earners refrain from giving any aid to the American nation in the war, assert ing that the war was brought on and conducted solely in the interest of capitalists, told his audience that they needed to know that they were fit for something better than slavery and cannon fodder, held up to admiration as martyrs to the cause of labor a number of persons who had been con victed for violating the draft act and urged wagejearners to stand togeth er as a class to prevent the success of -our country in the war. "In his address to the jury Debs said: T have been accused of ob structing the war. I admit it. Gen tlemen, I abhor war. I would oppose the war if I stood alone.' Had Fair Trial By Jury. "He was given a fair trial by jury. The charge of the trial judge was eminently fair, and on appeal to the supreme court of the United States that court, by a unanimous decision, affirmed the judgment of conviction. "Both prior and subsequent to the delivery of the speech mentioned, Debs had on numerous occasions pub licly urged wage-earners to adhere ito the so-called St. Louis program of the anti-war faction of the socialist party adopted in April, 1917. This document asserted that participation of the United States in the war against Germany justi fied, branded the declaration of war by the American government as a crime against the people of the Uni ted States, declared that in all mod ern history there had been no war more unjustifiable and urged 'con tinuous, active and public opposition to the war.' Has Criticized Courts Since. "Following the action of the su preme court, the defendant has in dulged in violent public criticism of the American courts of justice and practically defied the power of the government to administer the law against him. In a public speech made at Cleveland March 12 he said: 'With every drop in my veins I despise their law and I defy them.' A few days ago he declared that if an attempt is made to imprison him he will have a general strike called in support of his attitude. "In this situation my duty is clear. Respect for the law and our institu tions is the basis upon which every application for executive clemency must rest. Open defiance of the law and threat of force to obstruct its or derly administration call for only one answer. The law must be re spected and obeyed. To make sure of that, it must be enforced. I would be doing a grievous wrong to the coun try and striking a blow at law en forcement if I adopted any course which would interfere with the nor mal administsration of justice in this case. Application for a respite prelimin ary to a petition for pardon was re ceived at the White House last week. At that time it was said the applica tion would be referred to the attor ney general, but that it had not yet been communicated to the president. The request was signed by Frank P. Walsh, Allan Benson and Charles Ed ward Russell. - Ra - Two Flu Flags Up. Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, reports two influenza flags put up yesterday, one at Snyder's, 2 %4 As bury street, and another just outside of town. Dr. Adair says people must not get careless because of wan* weather for the danger is not past. He read from the government health reports that influenza has increased in the past week in Arkansas, Cali fornia, Connecticut, Katisas, Louisi ana, Maine, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. It will be noted that two of these, Louisiana and Califor nia, are southern states with mild cli mates.