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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY, MAY 31 1919 NUMBER 208 AMERICAN SEAPLANE LANDED AT PLYMOUTH The Navy-Curtis seaplane, NC-4, won its goal today when it landed at Plymouth, England, with the six men who started with it from Rockaway Beach, New York, on May 8. lieutenant Commander A. C. Read and his five companions are this evening being feted by the people of England, while the wireless and cables are carrying to all parts of the world, the result of the attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean by the air route. Th«t the seaplane, which has made such a successful flight will attempt to fly direct from Ireland to New Foundland is announced this evening. The details are to be worked out and final announcement made later. The story of the last leg of NC-4's record flight as told by wireless, cable and telegraph,. follows: PLYMOUTH, England.—The American seaplane, NC-4 arrived here from Ferrol, Spain, at 2:26 p. m. It came into view off Plymouth at 2:23 p. m. and three minutes later had dropped into the harbor. The plane left Ferrol, Spain, at 6:40 o'clock this morning. The memorable trans-Atlantic flight ended to the accompaniment of cheers from crowds and salvos from all the steam craft within sight. The NC-4 made'the distance which is approximately 500 miles to this port in six hours and 59 minutes, a rate of nearly 72 miles per hour. The program for greeting Commander Read and crew of the NC-4 in cluded a reception immediately after their arrival aboard the cruiser Roches ter. ▲ formal reception by the mayor of Plymouth on the Mayflower pier is set for 4 p. m. May Fly Back by Direct Boute. PLYMOUTH.—It has been learned here tonight, unofficially, that there is a prospect that the American seaplane NC-4 may fly home over the direct route across the Atlantic ocean from Ireland to New Foundland. It is under stood a conference will be here shortly to discuss the project. MEMORIAL DAY WAD INCLEMENT WEATHER CAUSED EXERCISES TO BE HELD IN SIDE—MANY THEBE The disagreeableness of the weather, which was worse than a year ago, because it was just as windy, but cold er than last year, failed to prevent large attendance at the exercises held in honor of the memory of Moscow's departed friends, yesterday. The pro gram as previously published, was fully carried out, but at the university and in the city, except that the ex ercises were held indoors. The big auditorium of the University of Idaho was well filled for the exercises which j began promptly at 9 o'clock, following : an Impressive parade headed by the | university band, followed by the cadet battalion; students, civilians, G. A. and other veterans. _ _ I Æ'ïsâæ : name was cafledTgirt from th^homl county of that student stepped for ward and deposited a wieath to his memory. This i . . X was followed by the smg ng of Nearer My God y dience, led by the band and glee club, after which Co 1 _ y • .mmgs, former comm nd " det battnhon he.re. w o - turned from France w |h ■ ~ tingulshed service cross, delivered a strong address. Following the impressive ceremony and the splendid address of Colonel Cumiuings, the audience went outside and 'the firing squad fired a salute after which all repaired to the me morial grove which was dedicated by appropriate address by Walter San delius. ,, „ ..j, . At Methodist Church. It was too cold, raw and dis g e able for the exercises to be he d In the park, as planned, and they e held in the Methodist church. te' Muncheon for the G. A. R. ot r k veterans prepared by the Daugnte s ^ of Veterans, was served in the churc basement instead of in the park a,nd ■ there were many at the tables, wmc 1 were covered with tempting viands. The program arranged by the cham her of commerce was carried out m detail. A quartet from the Presby terian church was followed by in vocation by the Rev. Wayne b. ouoa dy. Alvin B. Evans read Lincoln s fa mous Gettysburg speech and Miss Doris Crawford read, "Our Soldier Boys." The principal address was made by the Rev. Mr. Walters pastor of Spokane's big consolidated Meth odist church, and was a splendid el fort. Rev. J. Q. Biggs pronounced the benediction. Actual wagon loads of flowers were used in decorating the graves of the dead. Country people began arrlv Ing early with automobiles filled with, flowers and every one was liberal with flowers for the graves. The commit that all were decorated. A an tees saw committee of the war mothers, an or ganization of women served in the recent war, decorated the graves of the soldiers of the great world war. All business houses were closed in the afternoon and business was sus pended. The cold weather prevented many from seeing the splendid ball at the fair grounds, when Mos In the eve whose sons game cow defeated Lewiston, ning the picture shows were well -t tended. -r SPOKANE ENGINEER WILL SPEAK HERE TONIGHT J C. Ralston, consulting engineer, Spokane, talked to the engineering students at the University this after noon on aviation. Mr. Ralston was for merly city engineer of Spokane, de signing the Monroe street bridge and other important structures. He was member of the committee which sought to secure for Spokane a na tional aviation camp during the war. and naturally became very familiar with the subject of aviation. He is a finished speaker and always talks in a .* a most interesting way. This evening at 7:30 in Room 105, administration building, he will ad dress the students' Associated Engi neering Society on the Big Bend ir rigation project which proposes to utilize the flood waters of Lake Pend Oreille to irrigate a great acreage in the big bend of the Columbia. Last winter the legislature of the state of Washington appropriated $100,000 for the investigation of this project. Mr. Ralston is associated with the enter prise as consulting engineer. The public is cordially invited to attend. „i. n. ~ • .. . . T he three womens organizations of the Methodist church are planning to h ? ld an a11 da y soc ^ for , the T wome .n the churck n ,? xt Tuesday, June 3. These organizations are the Ladies Aid Society the Woman s Foreign Missionary Society and the Woman's $issionary ^ociety. ^ ne mea tne meeung is to pro mote ß°° d fellowship and the better R-^urch Luncheon will be served at 12:30 asuis'ä ä arti ^ or dish sufficient to serve ten P T P he ' d Tuesday was chosen> as many of ^ hush J d , then go t0 the Chamber of Commerce luncheon and the hour 12:80> s0 the mothers of ; METHODIST WOMEN ARE PLANNING UNITED ACTION small school children can serve their mUe oneg before comlng to the I church. A short program will be. given during the afternoon, part of w j 1 j c j 1 w ;j] explain the objects and works of the three organizations, Thig . g to foe a great get -together day their friends are invited as well as , . Lhe members. THINKS DEARY HIGHWAY BONDS WILL CARRY C. J. Smith, one of the enterprising farmers of the Deary-Avon district,_ is in town on business today. Mr. Smith j s deeply interested in having the highway district bonds of Deary dis trict carr j ed a t the election next Sat urday; j une 7. He believes they will carry, although there is some opposi tion t0 them. Deary, Bovill and Troy Higtricts vote on bonds for highway building the same day. The three districts are working in harmony. 'phey hope to get an engineer who w ju survey roads that will connect each other and make a uniform sys t em 0 p roa ds for the three districts, p) eary w jjj vo p e on an issue of $120, 0 00; Troy, $125,000, and Bovill, $175, qqq h the three districts carry their bond € | ec pjons and work in harmony ^ j g believed that eastern Latah coun 1 , w ju secure a system of highways ^bat will be of inestimable benefit tQ ^ en y re CO unty and especially to the districts interested, wag gj ven a ssurance of the hearty SU pp 0r t 0 f Moscow in the proposed road building program. It is felt that bonds carry the prospects of ge ^ing the state highway or a loop 0 £ through those districts will be bright. |, _ NIN e THOUSAND MILES 0N FIRST TIRES Mr. Smith Mr. Edward Flug, of Kenosha, Wis consin, is a very enthusiastic Buick owner. "I bought a Model D-Six-45 in June, 1917," he writer, "and have driven it about 9,000 miles. since averaging from 18 to 20 miles per gallon of gasoline and am still run ning on the original tires. "Driven under all weather condi tions and over roads practically im passible for the average car, my Bu ick has yet to give me a moment's trouble. "I am always ready to let my sen timents in the matter be known, whether to a prospective owner or in discussing the relative merits of cars, as I am for the Buick first, last and all the time." Moscow's Newest Minister ^ son was b orn this morning to ß ev . an( j Mrs. Dean Hamilton, at the G r jtman hospital. Both are doing we u. R ev . Hamilton is pastor of the Baptist church and the family have been in Moscow about one year, dur ; ng w hich time they have made many friends and the membership of the church has been greatly increased. BUREAU PLANS WORK At the Latah County Farm Bureau meeting held at the University last Thursday much important business was attended to, and work for the year was decided upon. County projects were selected and county project leaders elected as fol lows; Organization, Arnold S. Lyon, Moscow; squirrel control, Knight Reid. Deary; crop rotations, R. J. Bell, Farmington; weed control, Frank ster, Moscow; wheat standardize, tion, George Sievers, Moscow; live stock. Wm. Cox, Kendrick; diseases and pests of beans, Bert Campbell, Troy; potato seed Improvement, L. L. Young, Princeton; crop reporting, L. E. Kegley, Palouse, and farm labor, John Ixmang. Genesee. Elmer M. Paul son, Moscow, was elected as member at large from the board of county com missioners. GREATER ACTIVITY TO RESULT EROM CONTENTION HELD HEBE THURSDAY the farm bureau will work this year. The men named will act as leaders the various projects and will make the executive committee organization of the Farm Bureau. At the first meeting of the new executive com mittee organization will be effected and officers elected for the year. The Latah County Fair was discuss ed and a motion that the farm bureau get behind the county fair in the mat ter of exhibits and finances was pre sented and passed. Practically every community of La tah county was represented at the meeting and much enthusiasm was shown. The farm bureau has adopted a sound program of work, elected cap able leaders, and will be of inestima ble value to the agricultural interests of this county if all farmers give their support. PS - FROST TOOK FIRING SQUAD TO LEWISTON YESTERDAY A. S. Frost, of the Idaho Garage, made a hurry-up trip to Lewiston yesterday when he and C. B. Green took two carloads of soldiers of the firing squad to Lewiston for the big memorial day exercises. Mr. Frost took one of his Oldsmobile cars and loaded it full of soldiers with their guns and made the run to Lewiston in a little less than 90 minutes, and returned in the same length of time. A vote of thanks was tendered Messrs Green and Frost for their liberality j | ; I Four men were killed and others seriously injured in the International automobile races at Indianapolis today, death on the track, one was killed and another's skull crushed and he is ex pected to die, and another was seriously injured in this great "sporting" event. World records as well as necks were broken, INDIANAPOLIS.—The 500-mile international automobile race started under a sweltering sun at 11 a. m. DePalma led at the end of the first 100 miles; Balbot, second, L. Chevro let, third, and C. Chevrolet, fourth. All previous records of speedway for that distance were broken, the aver Two men were burned to age speed being 92.7 miles per hour. Then Things Began to Happen. INDIANAPOLIS.—Arthur Thurman was killed and his mechanician, M. Mollnaire sustained a fractured skull, when their car overturned on the 44th lap. Bablot's car, driven by J. Chassagne, relief driver, overturned. A. Rom iguire, mechanician, was seriously injured and Chassgne was slightly hurt. Two Burned to Death on Track. Lâcop and B. Bandlni, his machenician, were both burned to death on the back stretch of the speedway when their car caught fire. At 326 miles the order was; Wilcox, G. Chevrolet, Hearne, Cooper, Boil lot. The average speed for this distance, 325 miles, was 89.81 miles per hour. Wilcox Is Winner—Hearns Second. INDIANAPOLIS.—Wilcox won the 500-mile automobile race. 5:44:21-75. Average time, 87.12 miles per hour. Hearne is second, Goux, third; and Albert Qnyoy, fourth. Time, Memorial Day \ 1 * 8 \ & » AJ? y? <3 K JLS f V SÜ & i i 4 f. [V\ & f h ■: v,/ I rVj S' a to m in taking the men to Lewiston where i they participated in the big program at that place, acting as a firing squad at the cemetery. ! AUTOS INTERFERE WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT Complaint is made of the way way automobiles crowd the streets when the fire bell rings. It is claimed that when the last alarm was found, Wednesday evening, so many auto naobiles blocked the streets that had there been a tire instead of a false alarm, the department could not have reached the hydrant. Warning is given that automibile or vehicle dny ®. rs w "° block the streets when the ffe alarm sounds, will be arrested. efficient fire department 'has made an enviable record because it f ets .to the scene of the fire prompt W _ Idle curiosity will not be permit ted to mar this splendid record, ft Moscow Defeats Lewiston Owing largely to the cold and raw wind there was a very small crowd out to see the Lewiston-Moscow base ball game yesterday at the fair grounds but that did not stop the boys from playing a mighty fast and snap The Lewiston team came py game. here expecting to have an easy game j of as they have defeated nearly all of the teams in this part of the In land Empire during the past few weeks but met a '• stumbling block in the organized Moscow team as it appeared yesterday. Rettig and Fox were the batteries for Moscow and worked splendidly, Rettig having the Lewiston team at his mercy at all stages of the game. Bittle for Lewis ton also pitched a mighty good game, having everything on the ball. The score was 6 to 2 in favor of Moscow. The Moscow team will journey to Lewiston for the return game tomor row. -PIS Stole Flowers From Graves. A Moscow woman reports the theft of $6 worth of roses from a grave in the Moscow cemetery. Yes terday she visited the cemetery and placed the roses on the grave. This morning she went to the cemetery and found they had been taken, ers will be asked to make arrests as strong clues to the thieves are said to have been secured and if arrested they will be vigorously prosecuted. Such acts of vandalism will not be tolerated in Latah county, it is an nounced. Offic ft An Error Corrected. An error was made in reporting the fire losses of Moscow in the past two years, made the report read that the loss for the year ending April, 1918, was It should have been "$3000." 0 The omission of a $300. 1 ME No definite news has come from Paris today to indicate when the peace terms will be formally signed or rejected. It seems there there has been a misunderstanding and that the time for filing notes expired at 1 o'clock Thursday—not the time in which the treaty must be signed. Unofficial re ports state that the treaty "will probably he signed between June 15 and 20." Today the Huns were notified that no more notes will be received, and that the objections raised have already been answered and that no modification of the terms will be made. Germans Given Practical Ultimatum. PARIS.—»(By Associated Press.)—The greatest part of the objections raised by the German counter-proposals have, in the opinion of French diplomatic and political circles, already been set forth in separate German notes and have been duly answered by the allies. Consequently, it is said, there can be no modification of the peace term* and there is no necessity for verbal discussions in which the Berlin govern ment desires to involve the allied powers. The German peace delegates have been notified that the period for presenting observations has expired and no further notes will be accepted. Conference Considers Austrian Status. PARIS.—A secret plenary session of the peace conference to hear the Austrian peace terms met at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The indications are the presentation of the peace terms to the Austrian delegation will be postponed beyond Monday, when It was expected they would be handed over. The plenary session of the conference this afternoon will decide the question^ Clemenceau Answers Germans. PARIS.—Premier Clemenceau, as president of the peace conference, to day replied to the last two German notes. Official statements of the replies have not been issued. Bolshevlki Lose Another Stronghold. (By Associated Press.)—Evacuation of Orenberg, one of the last Bolshevlki strongholds in southeastern Russia, Is suggested in Russian official wireless message received from Moscow today. The message says west of Orenburg the Bolshevlki have abandoned Tatlkevo under enemy pressure. LONDON. I i j I ! I j W1LL i WASHINGTON, D. C.—The starch I mill explosion at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in which a score of lives and $3,00,000 worth of property were lost accord- fr ing to early press reports, and which!'"'' 1 GOVERNMENT EXPERTS TRY TO PLACE BLAME FOR CEDAR RAPIDS DISASTER ( dust explosion, is to be investigated: immediately by chemical engineers of the United States Department of Ag riculture, who are working to devise appliances and methods for the pre vention of disasters in mills where any kind of plant dust is present. The devices and methods worked out for the prevention of grain-dust disasters have proved successful, ac cording to officials of the Depart should be applied as soon as pos sible in all industrial enterprises pro ducing inflamable dusts. The campaign against gram-dust explosions was begun in November,j 1917, with a fund provided by the Food Production Act. emergency Since that time not a single fire or explosion of great magnitude has oc curred in grain mills or elevators upon which attention has been concen trated. Previous to the beginning of the campaign there were from one to eight large disasters annually in grain mills or elevators. In the eigh teen months preceding the campaign, six disastrous dust explosions and fires in mills and elevators alone killed 39 persons, injured sixty others, destroyed two and a "alf million bushels of grain and over $8,000,000 worth of property. Efforts have also been made to reduce fires in cotton gins. .na MOSCOW MINISTERS PROTEST WILSON'S STAND A vigorous protest has been reg istered by the ministers of Moscow against the recommendation of Pres ident Wilson on the prohibition ques tion. A telegram was sent yesterday to Congressmen French and Smith and Senators Borah and Nugent, signed by the pastors of the Metho dist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Chris tian, Nazarene and Norwegian Lu theran churches and of the Church of God. It states that the congregations of these churches and the people of Moscow are almost unanimously op posed to the president's recommen dation that war time prohibition be repealed. Smith States. Position. Today Rev. H. O. Perry, pastor of the Methodist church, who is pres ident of the ministeral association of Moscow, received the following tele gram from Hon. Addison T. Smith, congressman for the Second district of Idaho: "I am unalterably opposed to repeal prohibition law as recommended by President Wilson and do not believe that the bills for the repeal will be favorably reported to either branch | congress by the committees." 1 (Signed) ADDISON T. SMITH. | Must nenn the \lleys. Dr. Leltch, city health oticer, wants call the attention of Moscow peo to the ordinance providing for keeping the alleys clean. Dr. Leitch says the people are either ignorant the law or do not care to obey it. The ordinance provided that if raa nure is thrown in the alleys at all must be in a fly-tight box, and that the box must not protrude more than four feet into the alley, that is, must not extend more than four feet from the building or fence. He calls at tention to the fact that manure is piled in alleys in Moscow, and that the ordinance is not obeyed by a great many persons who keep cows or horses '? wn - R j g * d . enforcement of the provisions of this ordinance will be made 1,1 the , fnt " r Î 1 To TTlTw vel , 1 in orde r that peo) le - , Iaw , and henceforth they will be required to obey it strictly, ' ^ * * * ■** * * * * * *** * * * * * v * * MEXICAN TROOPS WILL + * NOT PASS THROUGH U. S. ♦ * - * NOGALES. Ariz.—Under orders * ; * from General Juan Torres, the* * troops trains which arrived at * * Nogales, Sonora, yesterday, re- * * turned south last night to Ortiz * * 2 67 miles south of the border, * w here Quartel, general of Sono * .j, ra s t a te, is located. The troops * * were denied permission to pass * * thloug h United States territory + * to r€aeh j uarez . " + * •î* , î* , î , *l"*'î ,, î , *î**î , *ï**î**î , *î**î**î , *»* , l**l* 1 j | death of R. S. Matthews, May 30, at , the Agnew hospital, San Diego, fol ! lowing a stroke of paralysis. Mr. 1 Matthews who was 70 years of age, | was very well known in Mosqhw, : having come to Idaho in 1884 and | having served the community in many j p U blic positions, as mayor, school 1 board, etc. The past year and half he j was a j.- Milwaukee and San Diego. .. , wd j be remembered that his esti mable wife died three years ago from an accident caused by a run-away team. He leaves four sons, John of Milwaukee, Jewett, who is now in France, T. D. Matthews of Moscow and David of San Diego, who will accompany the body home to Moscow. The funeral will occur at Moscow some time next week and will be conducted by the Masonic lodge. FORMER MAYOR MATTHEWS DEAD IN CALIFORNIA Word has been received of the It ft PARENTS OF HEROES GUESTS OF "U' Some of the parents of the Idaho students who died in the service were guests of the University yesterday. These are Mrs. Emma A. Paterka of Republic, the mother of Frank Paterka a member of the S. A. T. C. who died of influenza at Moscow, and Mrs. G. W. Sylvester of Rath drum, the mother of Clarence Syl vester whowas killed in action in the battle of Argonne Forest. Dean French has received a number of communications from parents and relative* of other boys who died in the sendee indicating their appreciation of the exercises held and of the Memo rial bulletin which will be sent them. » President Bindley to Speak at U. of W President E. H. Lindley will deliver the commencement address at the University of Washington on June 16. His subject is not yet announced.