rin. Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY, MAY 31 1919
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,.
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
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
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
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
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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
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
committee of the war mothers, an or
ganization of women
served in the recent war, decorated
the graves of the soldiers of the great
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
cow defeated Lewiston,
ning the picture shows were well -t
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 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
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. 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
^ ne mea tne meeung is to pro
mote ß°° d fellowship and the better
Luncheon will be served at 12:30
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
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
NIN e THOUSAND MILES
0N FIRST TIRES
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.
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
"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
GREATER ACTIVITY TO RESULT
EROM CONTENTION HELD
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
here expecting to have an easy game j
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
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
An Error Corrected.
An error was made in reporting
the fire losses of Moscow in the past
made the report read that the loss for
the year ending April, 1918, was
It should have been "$3000."
The omission of a
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
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!'"''
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
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
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
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
"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,
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* 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 . " +
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| 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
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.
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