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The Daily Star-Mirrok ■i I VOLUME VIII MO'Om, l.AI \H COUNTY, IDAHO THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1919 NUMBER 207 ' TREATY NOT SIGNED-GERMANS M TRY TRICKERY-MAY MEAN WAR "*T : ? ■■■' : ai The peace treaty has not been signed by the German delegates. The time Timit for acceptance or rejection expired at 1 o'clock today. Forty minutes before that time the German delegates handed the French liason officer, whose duty it was to receive Germany's answer, a great mass of manuscript containing 146 pages written in German, which It was explained the Huns had not had time to translate. The German delegates are reported to have brought 12 carloads of printing machinery to Versailles with them, and a fully equipped outfit for printing their reply. It looks like more ' German trickery and may result in resumption of the war. It cannot be O learned, until this mass is translated, whether the Germans have rejected or accepted the trdaty, but that the allied delegates have had about enough of German trickery and delay and argument is indicted by the fact that every thing has been placed in readiness for terminating the armistice- and re suming the war against Germany. The following telegram sent out from London last night tells of tjje preparations; Armistice Be Terminated. LONDON.—The allied blockade council at Paris has completed all ar rangements for putting the blockade of Germany again into force in case the German delegates refuse to sign the peace treaty, while complete plans have been* worked out for the fullest cooperation between the military and economic /irees which will be employed in case of necessity. Immediately following a failure of Germany to sign the treaty, Germany will be given 72 hours' notice of the termination of the armistice. On the expiration of this period, the British, French and Americans will advance Into Germany. Simultaneously the blockade will be enforced as tightly as possible. # Counter Proposals Delivered. PARIS.—Counter proposals formulated by the German delegation at Ver salles have been delivered to the French authorities. The proposals go before the peace conference council of four at the morning session. Huns Wait Until Final 40 Minutes. Baron Von Lernsner of the German delegation, Informally delivered the counter-proposals to Col. Henry, French liason officer, at 12:20 o'clock, Just 40 minutes before the expiration of the time limit. The German ex plained that there had been no time for translations which will be sent later. The volume, containing the counter-proposals, written In German, is un bound and held together with corner fasteners. It contains 146 pages. Austrian Peace Terms Not Beady. PARIS.—When the peace conference met in plenary session this after noon to hear the Austrian peace terms it was announced that the treaty was not yet completed. It was decided to postpone the session until Saturday, when the complete treaty is expected to be ready. There was a full attend ance of all delegations. Present Terms Next Monday, PARIS.—It is reported this evening that the presentation of the peace terms to the Austrian delegation, planned for Friday has been postponed until Monday. ... * Italian Situation Being Cleared Up. PARIS.—It. is stated in high quarters today that a settlement of the Adriatic question is now a certainty as the result of yesterday's negotiations. Under this settlement Flume becomes an independent city, are to receive certain Dalmatian islands, but it is understood they do not get Zara or Sebenlco. The Italians HELD SUSSES MOSCOW MAN GETS GLASSES USED IN NAVY WITH EN GRAVED CERTIFICATE W. H. Cornelison, of Moscow, is in receipt of a handsomely engraved cer tificate from the navy department, of which he is justly proud. It came by mail yesterday from Washington, D. C., and is an acknowledgement of "patriotic services" by Mr. Corne lison, with thanks for these services. The certificate bears the autographed »signature of Franklyn D. Roosevent, assistant secretary of the American navy. When war was declared against Germany the Uninted States fitted out a lot of vessels of all kinds and descriptions to fight the submarine menace, which threatened to destroy shipping and win the war for Ger many. These ships needed powerful glasses and the world's supply of these came from Germany. Conse quently they could not be obtained. It was kriown that many Americans had glasses with long range and an appeal was made to the owners of such glasses to loan them to the na vy, with a promise that they would be returned or paid for. Mr. Cornelison had a fine pair of the glasses and he had them suit ably engraved with the date of the declaration of war, April 6, 1917, and sent them to the navy. He received a receipt for them and $1. Recently the glasses were returned. They were on a small table tripod when sent to the navy. This tripod had been removed and a large tripod, adjustable to various heights, had been put in place. The cap that cov ered the glass was not returned. The "eye of the ship had evidently "never been closed." Today Mr. Cor nelison received a handsomely en graved certificate of thanks from the navy department for the use of the glass, apd for his patriotic The certificate is a handsome piece of engraving on parchment. At the top is a picture of some mariners, blindfolded, groping their way through the serf. This represents the condition the navy would have been in had not the people loaned the glass es which were of such inestimable value to it during the war. Mr. Cor nelison is thanked for furnishing "eyes for the navy. He plans to have the certificate framed and kept as an heirloom and a valued souvenir of the world's greatest war. services. Frank Berteloni, in whose posses sion the wine was discovered in Pot latch, waived his preliminary hear ing. He was then taken before the district court where he entered a plea of guilty and was fined $600, which he paid, thus securing his release. r No Paper Tomorrow ■F Tomorrow being memorial + ■F day and all business houses de- + * ing closed, The Star-Mirror will *F * not be issued. Associated Press + * Bulletins will be posted in the *F *F window of the office and the bus- * * iness office will be open only in 4* the afternoon. ■F + ■F DEMOCRATS FAIL TO BREAK PROGRAM FOR ENDORSEMENTS —WILL INVESTIGATE ' WASHINGTON. — Repeated ef forts of the democrats to force sep arate votes on senate committee chairmanships failed today in the senate in solid party allignments and the republicans finally put through their slate of committee assignments, including Senators Penrose, of Penn sylvania and Warren of Wyoming, as heads of the finance and appropria tions committees, respectively. Republicans to Investigate. Plans of republican house leaders for investigation of the war depart ment expenditures took definite form today when Representative Graham of Illinois prepared a resolution pro viding for the appointment of special committee of 15 members to conduct such inquiry. Immediate considera tion was asked. Burleson Writes Letter. Postmaster General Burleson, in a letter today to ^Chairman Sims, of the house commerce committee, de clared the present situation regard ing telegraph and telephone systems required the determination of broad government policy rather than the im mediate return to the owners, as pro vided for in a resolution introduced by'Chairman Steenerson of the house postoffice committee. West to Build Ships. WASHINGTON.—Reinstatement of contracts for steel ships with the Pa cific coast shipyards, which were can celled since the signing of the armis tice, was promised today by Chairman Hurley of the shipping board. Daniels Urges More Ships. Rapid completion of the navy's 1916 building program was urged by the general board in a communication presented to the house naval commit tee by Secretary of the Navy Dan iels, today. The board recommended only slight changes be made in the plans of capital ships, as originally drawn. Abandon Composite Ships. The board's communciation showed that the idea of building composite ships to replace battleships and bat tle cruisers has been abandoned for the present. •F IN COBLENZ ♦ ♦ ♦ French, Not American. + •F LONDON.—A later dispatch ♦ ♦ from Cologne says the fire and + ♦ explosion occurred near the + ♦ frontier of Baharian Palatinate, + •F which is in the French, not the + + American, area of occupation. ♦ + + + + + + •}■ + +■!• + •!• *F -F + + *F ►J -I ^ •H' ■M' ^ ^ ♦ 4 ♦ ■F AMERICANS KILLED * ♦ •F LONDON. — (By Associated + ♦ Press).—As the result of tire in ♦ ♦ a building occupied by American *F ♦ troops in Coblenz district and the ♦ + explosion of munition dumps yes- + ♦ terday, eight men are missing, ♦ ♦ according to a Cologne dispatch ♦ ♦ to the Exchange Telegraph Com- ♦ ♦ pany. + COLONEL CUMMINGS FORMER COMMANDANT OF CA DET BATTALION WILL DE LIVER MEMORIAL ADDRESS A rare treat is in store for the peo ple of Moscow and vicinity tomorrow (Memorial Day) when they will be given an opportunity to hear Col. Avery B. Cummings, former com mandant of the cadet battalion of the University of Idaho, in an address at the memorial exercises at the uni versity. Col. Cummings has had a varied and interesting experience since he left Moscow. He was com mandant here during the years 1916 1917 and then went to .France as brigade adjutant of the 181st infan try brigade. Later he was promoted to colonel of the 361st infantry and saw service with the American forces in the hardest part of the fighting. A number of former University of Idaho boys who had taken training under him when he was commandant here, served under him in the actual I fighting. Some of those whose me morial services will be held tomor row, served with him in France. He will bring a message direct to the people of Moscow and the university from the fields where these boys fought and died. He is an interest ing speaker and he will have an in teresting story. The university is fortunate to secure him for this me morable occasion. He is a West Point graduate and has been in the regular army many years. The entire program to be rendered ;y tomorrow will be follows : J 1. Invocation. 2. America, sung by the audience, j i at the universit interesting. It The exercises will begin at 9:00 and the Cadet Battalion will qarade down town with the Band arriving on the campus promptly at 9:00. The ex ercises will be centered about the flag pole with the flag flying at half mast. Speakers will be rouped about the monument. , PROGRAM The Canadian strike, which entered its third week today, is spreading. It began at Winnepeg two weeks ago today, and has spread to other sections cl the dominion. sympathy, but the reports from Winnepeg are that prospects for a settlement seem brighter. Calgary, Edmonton, Sasketoon and Ferney have joined in Strike Enters Third Week. WINNEPEG.—When the sympathetic strike of Winnepeg union workers entered its third week at noon today several developments were progressing which indicated to unprejudiced observers that cfmtrol of the few leaders City employes involved in the sym is being slowly but steadily crushed. pathetic walkout are included with those who today sought positions in mu nicipal departments. The general strike situation seemed unchanged here this morning, al though there are perslsteht reports that the strike forces were preparing to make public a new plan of compromise settlement. Only meager reports received from other strike centers in western Canada. All Femie Industries Tied Up. FERNIE, B. C.—All Fernie industries which depend upon electric power have been forced by the electrical worker's strike to suspend operations, j , , . . , , , . ... I Railway shops were closed today. Electricians have struck in sympathy with i about 8000 miners in the Crow's Nest Pass district, who are demanding higher | pay and better working conditions. | were Û The End of a Perfect Day & ? -a. % . tr. K n hf p ■ w .Tv - [_ item x ^u. K The reading by the President of the names on the honor roll giving the home town and date and place jof death. As each name is read, one ■of the University girls, preferably from the man's home town, if that is possible, will come forward and lay a wreath at the foot of the flag pole where a step will have been prepared and draped with bunting for the re ception of the wreaths. 4. Nearer My God to Thee, sung by the audience, led by Band and Glee Club. 5. Address. Col. Avery B. Cum mings, former Commandant of Cadet Battalion, University of Idaho. 6. Firing of the salute by Cadet Battalion. As the last volley is fired the band will play the national an them, and the flag will be raised to the mast head. 7. Benediction. 8. Immediately following the bene diction the Memorial Tree Grove will be dedicated. 3. -R& IS WELL ATTENDED committee meetings and several com mittees prepared their reports. At noon a basket luncheon was served THREATENING WEATHER DID NOT .PREVENT FARMERS AND FAMILIES ATTENDING Despite cold, raw and threatening weather there was a good attendance of farm bureau members at what is planned to be the first annual meet ings to be held at the University of Idaho. About 160 were qresent and a profitable time was had. There were scores of automobiles parked about the Y. M. C. A. hut where the meet ings were held. It had been plan ned to hold open air meetings but the threatening weather drove them in side. The forenoon was taken up with on tables spread in one of the rooms of the hut, and about 160 persons sat down to only such a feed as farm ers' wives know how to prepare. After the luncheon an hour was spent in visiting and then the program be gan at 2 o'clock when the meeting was callpd to order by Arnold S. Lyon, the president. The report of the sec retary was read and there were ad dresses by Dean E. J. Iddings, Miss Hallie Hyde, Arnold S. Lyon, George Sievers, and R. H. Musser, of Boise. The report of County Agent O. S. Fletcher was read and showed satis factory growth of the farm bureau movement in Latah county this year. Following the addresses and some splendid music furnished by the de partment of music of the university, committee reports were heard and act ed upon. Many farmers brought their wives and children and they all enjoyed the day ihnmensely. They visited the buildings, the stock barns, the seed plants and the experiment station and had an enjoyable time. A new embroglio with jMexico is threatened by activities of Villa, the out law, who is again rampant and threatening the American border. The Mex ican government has asked permission to send troops through the United States to head off Villa who is at Chihuahua, which town he is said to have captured, and is preparing to attack Juarez, across the river from El Paso, Texas. The governor of Texas has refused permission for Mexican troops to cross his state on the grounds that Villa and outlaws will take reevnge upon Texas by crossing the line and murdering American citizens. The case is growing complicated and may be the beginning of more trouble with our southern neighbor. The story as told by the telegraph today, follows: Carranza Denied Permission to Cross. WASHINGTON.—President Carranza has been notified that permission for the passage of Mexican troops through American territory will be with held for the present. Mexico had asked permission to move 2000 men from Agua Prêta to Juarez for operation against Villa's forces. It is said officially today that the government's decision is based upon the belief that the force w-ould be unable to furnish protection to American citizens in northern Mex ico. Congress Takes Action on Carranza Request. WASHINGTON.—Senator Moses, republican, of New Hampshire, intro duced a resolution today designed to prohibit the passage of Carranza troops across United States territory without congressional authorization. He re cited that permission to cross w'ould be considered by Villa forces as ''justify ing reprisals against American lives and property of Americans in Mexico. Reinforcements to Juarez. JUAREZ. Mexico.—Concentration of Mexican federal forces at Juarez continued today with the arrival from Villa Ahumada of 200 troops of the 44th regular cavalry in command of Coi. Cedallos. Persistent rumors that Villa and Angeles have surrounded Chihuahua City and hâve cut off the market supply there, is denied by Mexican author ities here. They admit, however, that no trains can be run between Juarez and Chihuahua City. RAISES MANY NOGS MANAGER OF POTLATCH MER CANTILE CO. REPORTS HIS SUCCESS ON FARM A. A. McDonald, manager of the Potlatch Mercantile company, is farmer as well. He owns 600 acres of land near Potlatch, 480 acres be ing wheat land under cuntivation besides 160 acres of cut-over land. Mr. McDonald raises hogs on an ex tensive scale. He writes: "I pro duced and marketed 350 head of hogs last year and a few weeks ago ship ped a carload of prime hogs, and now have on my farm 150 fall pigs which and will have 10 milking this "I have been growing wheat, but expect to change to alfalfa and timo thy and clover. I will put all fields in alfalfa and draws and low land timothy and clover. Of my farm have 480 acres fenced hog-tight, with 26-inch hog wire, one barb wire at the bottom and three ctjilspring wires eight inches apart above the hog wire . My posts are set eight feet apart and between each post I put a one by two inch stay. My gate posts are made of six by eight inch timber, surfaced four sides, are set in concrete and are 12 feet high above the ground, with a six by six inch timber across the top, and with signboard hangjing from the same with the name of the farm on it. The signboard is 12 inches wide and 10 feet long. All my corner posts are set in concrete and all gate and fence posts are painted white all around the whole farm, which makes it look very attractive. I expect to market about August. I have 10 registered Berkshire sows that will farrow in June. This will be the first litter and after this I tend breeding them twice a year farrow in March and September. Be sides these, I have eight grade sows to farrow right away, and I am buy ing every shoat offered for sale. want to handle at least 500 head this year. I have 15 head of registered Guernsey cattle. I am milking eight now fall. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ my f ence except one strand on the bottom, I never have any stock ruin ed and they cannot put their heads through the plain wire on account ot my posts being so close. Then a stay in J between makes it a very solid job."—Idaho Farmer, - LIVESTOCK XOT PERMITTED TO RUN AT LARGE IN LATAH COUNTY—THE LAW This office is in receipt of a letter from a farmer in the northern part of the county, opposite Garfield, who asks us to publish something about the herd law. He asks first if live stock can be turned into the public roads or permitted to run at large and also if poison may be placed ir the roads to kill squirrels. He complains that his neighbors turn their horses and cattle into the roads and they break fences and injure crops and asks what can be done about it. The editor took the matter up with John Nisbet, prosecuting attorney, who gave a copy of the herd low as it applies to Latah county. which is here given, about putting poison in the roads but will look the matter up and make a report later, look up the law when called upon, but Mr. Nisbet was uncertain He was too busy to gave it as his opinion that it is unlaw ful to put poison in the roads, citing the fact that the law requires a no tice to be posted when poison is placed in a field. The herd law is here given and should be read by all stock owners: Hml District Law. Section 1303. A majority of the qualified , electors of any district, which district may include one or more voting precincts or parts of any or more voting precincts, may peti tion the board of county commission ers in writing to create such district a herd district. Such petition shall describe the boundaries of said pro posed herd district, and shall desig nate what animals of the species of horses, mules, asses, cattle, swine, sheep and goats it is desired to pro hibit from running at large, also pro hibiting said animals from being herded upon the public highways in. such district; and may designate the a period of the year during which it is desired to prohibit such animals from running at large, or herded on tre highways. Section 1307. Any persons who shall, in violation of any order mada pursuant to the provisions of Section 1305, permit or alloy any of the ani mals designated in such order, owned by him or under his control, to run at large in such herd district, or to be herded on the said highway, shall [ be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. i The pendency of any such action shall not prevent nor prejudice (he bringing of another action against the same party for a violation of such order committed after the commenee I ment of such pending action, Section 1308. The owner of ani j animals into custody until al such damages are paid: Provided, That the person so taking said animals into custody shall not have the right to retain the same for more than five days without commencing an action against the owner thereof for such damages. Said damages may be re covered by a civil action before any court of competent jurisdiction, and no such action shall be defeated or effected by reason of any criminal action commenced or prosecuted against the same party under the pro visions of the preceding section. I n als permitted or allowed to run at large or herd in violation of any order made in accordance with the provisions of Section 1305, shall he liable to any person who shall suf fer damage from the depreciations or trespasses of such animals, with out regard to the condition of his fence; and the person so damaged shall have a lien upon said animals tor the amount of damage done ,and the cost of the proceedings to re cover the same, and may take the !■ REFORESTRATION ON A BIG SCALE IN MONTANA MISSOULA, Mont.—Approximately 1,000,000 trees for planting and seed will be sent out this mg purposes spring from the Savenac nursery of the forest service at Haugan, Mont., according to D. S. Olson, planting as sistant in charge. Preparation is nearly completed, and about 750,000 trees already have been shipped out. Three hundred thousand wil be plant ed in the Lolo forest, 400,000 in the Pend d,Oreille forest and the rest will be used near Wallace, Idaho, in the Coeur d'Alene forest and Adair, in the St. Joe forest. There are be tween eight and ten million trees in the nursery, chiefly white and yellow pire, cedar, spruce, larch and Doug las fir. Bought Oldsmobile John Martinson, pioneer of Latah county, now retired and living on Sev enth street, today took delivery of a fine eight-cylinder, seven passenger Oldsmobile from the Idaho garage, of which A. S. Frost is proprietor. The car is a beauty, with dark green body with golden stripes. Mr. Frost also sold an Oldsmobile to go to Potlatch today.