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s The Daily Star-Mirror VOLUME VIII MO SCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1919 NUMBER 22Ç; SIGNING OF TREATY NOW BELIEVED ASSURED LONDON.—(By the Associated Press.)—German as sembly at Weimar has accepted the peace treaty, according to the Exchange Telegraph Company's dispatch to Paris. SIGNING OF TREATY ASSURED LONDON.—By the Associated Press.)—"Signing of the peace treaty by Germany is as certain as if the signa tures already had been put to the document. » This is the statement, contained in the Exchange Telegraph Compa „ ny's dispatch from Copenhagen, quoting advices from Weimar, where the German government is now located. MAJORITY FAVORS SIGNING WEIMAR, via London.—A poll of the members of the various parties in the national assembly seems to show that the terms cannot fail to be accepted. The majority social ists, it is added, gave a considerable majority in favor of signing. The peace treaty will be signed by a new German government. Philip Scheldemann, premier of Germany, who, with Count Von Brockdorff-Rantzau led the fight in opposition to accepting the peace terms, has been deposed and a new cabinet is being formed today. Assurances are given that the treaty will be signed and the war ended. It is believed that Yon Brockdorff-Rantzau will be forced to resign as foreign minister and that he will be replaced by a man in sympathy with accepting the peace terms. The Germans will ask further time in which to rearrange their government and get the sentiment of the people before signing, but it is believed this will not be granted. Marshal Foch has everything in readiness to advance on Berlin, Monday and it is believed that the advance will start promptly on time if the peace treaty is not signed before that time. Conflicting reports have been received by cable, telegraph and wireless today, but the concensus of opinion is that the peace terms will be accepted and that actual peace will be declared not later than Monday. Following are the dispatches that have reached The Star-Mirror tody: Scheidemann's Cabinet Forced to Quit. PARIS.—(By the Associated Press.)—The Scheidemann government in Germany has fallen, It was learned here today. News of the event was re ported during the morning and confirmed later by military advices through Coblenz, from Weimar and from Berlin. It is believed to insure the signing of the peace treaty by Germany, as Philip Scheidemann, the premier, was understood to be the chief opponent to accepting the revised peace terms. It is understood here that the fall of Scheldemann entails also the fall of President Ebert. The national assembly will probably take measures to select Ebert's successor. Cabinet Continues to Act. * WEIMAR, via Copenhagen.—(By the Associated Pres.)—The 'German cab inet, although it has resigned, will continue in office temporarily until President Ebert is able to form a new one. Germany Says Reports Premature. PARIS.—All reports concerning changes in German cabinet are prema ture, says an official German wireless message sent from Nauen at 1 p. m. today. Divisions among parties have prevented the national assembly from forming a majority coalition in favor of accepting the peace terms, the mes sage adds. Germans Ask For Further Time. PARIS.—(By the Associated Press.)—It is reported here the Germans have asked for a further extension of the time limit within which to act on the peace treaty. Italy Accepts Proposition of "Big Three." PARIS.—(By the Associated Press.)—The Italian delegation to the peace conference has been directed from Rome to accept the proposition for a set tlement of the Dalmatian controversy made by Premier Clemenceau, Lloyd George and President Wilson, according to the Paris office of Reuter's limited. Foch Beady to Advance Monday. COBLENZ.—The granting of permission to Germans of military . age to travel to unoccupied Germany has been stopped, in view of the uncertainty •of the peace situation. There have been some German troop movements opposite the Americans In the last few days. These have not ben in great numbers, however, and the Americans do not expect opposition if they start ahead. But they will go forward prepared for real war and its consequences. The concentration of American, British, French and Belgian troops will be completed Saturday when several hundred thousand allied soldiers will stand ready to march toward Berlin if the Germans do not sign. Artillery and great trucks carrying various kinds of war material are be ing moved across the Rhine at Cologne, Coblenz, Mayence and other bridge points within the occupied areas. Czecho-Slovak Republic Established. COPENHAGEN.—A Czecho-Slovak Soviet republic has been established, according to a Budapest wireless dispatch, received here today. Busslan-Bolshevik Cruiser Sunk. LONDON.—The Russian cruiser Oleg was sunk Wednesday by a British submarine, It is announced in a wireless dispatch which was received here today. President Wilson Back In Paris. PARIS.— (By the Associated Press.)—President Wilson and , party arrived here at 9 a. m. today after a two days' trip to Brussels and the Belgian war zone. Senate Fight Against League Is Dying. WASHINGTON.—There are growing indications today that the opponents of the league of nations might abandon all efforts to force a test vote on the subject In the senate before the Germans act on the peace treaty. Hope of bringing a roll call on the Knox resolution has virtually been abandoned, some leaders thought it might be permitted to die without even coming formally before the senate for action. DANIELS WANTS MORE MONEY FOR AIR SERVICE WASHINGTON—Appearing before the senate naval committee today to urge an increase in the appropria tion for naval aviation from $15,000, 000 fixed by the house to $36,000,000. Secretary Daniels vigorously opposed the proposal that the air service, army and navy and post office department be consolidated under one single cab inet officer. He said that in obser vations overseas recently he had found that joint air service is satis factory. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR RESOLVES ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.—The Amer ican Federation of Labor convention here refused today to ask the release of so-called political and industrial prisoners convicted under the espion age and other war-time acts. The con vention adopted a modified resolution requesting that these acts be rescind ed with the formal coming of peace, Mrs. O. C. Carsow and Mrs. V. P. Estes spent Thursday in Kendrick at the Chautaupua, it being Soldiers Day (♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦jin ♦ + HAD 13 SONS KILLED AND FOUR WOUNDED ♦ PARIS.—Thirteen sons killed ♦ on the field of battle, three dis ♦ charged with grave injuries, one ♦ wounded four different times + the father and one daughter sum ♦ marily shot by the Germans for + going to Lille to celebrate the ♦ centennial anniversary of a rela •F tive and another daughter kill- ♦ + ed by a German shell at Dun- + ♦ kirk is the record of the fam- ♦ + ily of M. Vanhee, a French farm- + ♦ er of Reminghe, near Ypres. ♦ + M. Vanhee had 36 children, ♦ ♦ 22 sons and 14 daughters, all of + + whom were living when the + + war broke out. One of his sons + ♦ was valet to Pope Pius X. He + ♦ returned to France to fight and ♦ was wounded in four different + ♦ engagements . ♦ ♦ + + ♦♦♦♦♦ + <•♦♦♦ + + 4 - es - ♦ HO CROPS JOE IN NEED OF RAIN NORTH IDAHO'S SHOWER LAST FRIDAY ONLY PRECIPITA TION IN THE STATE BOISE.—Except for light thunder showers in the Lewiston district last Friday the week passed without rain and the severity of the drouth is in creasing. A slight increase in warmth during the latter half of the week improved growing conditions somewhat and crops in the irrigated sections made some progress. The weather was fine for haying and this branch of farm work went ahead with a rush. The volume of water being used for irrigation is unusually large for so early in the season and in several districts the supply is running low. The drain on storage reser voirs is heavy and a shortage of wat er for late irrigation is threatened. Wheat is heading and filling nice ly in the irrigated sections, the mod erate temperatures prevailing much of the week being quite favorable for this crop, but over the dry farm areas there is general complaint that the continued lack of rain is causing serious damage to all cereal crops, and although wheat, rye, and oats are still growing slowly reports in dicate that unless the situation is improved by good rains the yield will be materially shortened. Meadows and pastures made only slow growth being retarded by low night temperatures and lack of ade quate moisture. The first cutting of alfalfa is being put rapidly in the stack. A fair crop of hay of excellent quality is being secured. While range feed is still ample and range stock con tinue to thrive, large areas of the low range are dried up and rain is badly needed everywhere to keep the grass coming on. Shearing is about completed in Clark county and dip- | ping for scabies is in full swing with weather conditions very favorable for the work Strawberries are coming into mar ket as are also sweet cherries; both fruits have about reached the height of their season. Other fruit's are growing well. < Truck crops are improving. Po tatoes that were frozen down are making a new start. Sugar beets are in good condition in Jerome and Twin Falls counties but they are only fair Not a Bed of Roses, Either St •f ' " ' 'A YOU WAOE YOUfc 6EP) I NOW t'fc IN It V/a % - mm. wMm. y/. v/. i mw//. 'A * h % « i m r/ < < I Vi fi Æ, \ & V/ ■//£& >' A mw trJ/ mmß - Cassia and Bannock counties, while in the Idaho Falls district a series of adverse weather conditions have giv en the crop a handicap that it cannot overcome. WANT LOW TARIFF MILL GIVE AX ACRE OF WHEAT TO ELECT FARMERS TO HOUSE OF COMMONS SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—"An acre of wheat for slogan of western Canadian farmers If it "gets across," it means politics,"—that's the now. that Canadian cooperative farmers will contribute the money from one acre of wheat to a political fund to elect farmer candidates to the Dominion House of Commons and enforce the farmers' demand for a low tariff. ^ Politics is the big issue of coopera tive farming organizations throughout Canada. Having placed all farm bus iness securely on a cooperative basis, including marketing, distribution of supplies and the uniform .appraisal and sale of farm lands, the farmers now want a low tariff and they have gone into politics on a definite farm ers' platform to get it. The fund from the "political acre" will be administered on the same lines as that from the "patriotic acre" with which western Canadian farmers bought large quantities of flour for the Canadian overseas army during the war. * * « • Bä ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ * FIEE BURNS WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO DEATH + ♦ SAN JUAN, Porto Rico.—One ♦ ♦ hundred and fifty persons, in- + ♦ eluding many children, reported ♦ ♦ killed and injured in the destruc- + ♦ tion by fire last night of a motion ♦ ♦ picture theatre at Mayaguez. 4* ♦ Bodies of 27 unidentified persons ♦ ♦ have been recovered from the + ♦ ruins today. t + + 4 + 4* l H'++4t4 + t + + Msiking Topographic Map. Engineer Burkett, of the United States geological survey department, at Washington, D. C., is here and is making a topographical survey for a map -of this section. He is working out of Moscow eastward to Deary and south to Orofino, taking the altitudes of the highest points, and surveying from butte to butte. Collins Buys Delivery Line. E. C. Collins has bought the deliv system, now in operation in Mos I es t he sold to Mr. Myrick. cow, of C. E. Smith, who has man aged the business for seven years. This system of delivery carries for most of the stores in Moscow and makes two deliveries a day to the j residence part of the city. • Mr. Col lins was until recently a partner in the "Palace of Sweets," which inter Mr. Smith has not yet decided what he will do. Leonard Yost to Washington. Leonard Yost is in receipt of a tele gram from the highway engineer of the southern district of Washington, with headquarters at Walla Walla, of fering him a position with the engi neering department of his district. Leonard will go at once to Pomeroy, near which place a portion of the state highway is being built. TWO BIO CLASSES ADVANCE .Moscow's schools closed today. The high school closed with splendid com mencement exercises last night and this afternoon the eighth and ninth grades held their commencement in the high school auditorium and in the two commencements 126 diplomas were given. Forty-one passed from the high school and can enter the university. Eighty-five passed from the grades into the high school, and there was a big list of honor students received diplomas upon the excellent records they have made. The school year just closed has been (schools closed for weeks at a time. the most trying ever known, due to (j ie influenza epidemic which kept the it has been a difficult year for teach ers, pupils and parents, but all stood the test well and have acquitted them selves with honor. Moscow is indeed fortunate to have had such a splendid corps of teachers and every one from Superintendent Rich down deserves commendation for the splendid work accomplished. A class of 41 graduates of the Mos cow high school reecived their diplo mas last night at commencement ex ercises held in the auditorium of the University of Idaho, which was well filled with relatives and friends of the graduates. The record is regard ed as an extraordinary one in the face of unprecedented obstacles. First the I S. A. T. C. took more than 50 young men from the high school at the be ginning of the school year. Then the influenza epidemic closed the schools for weeks. Yet 41 of 45 possibilities at the opening of school last fall, grad uated and reecived their diplomas. The ing Saturdays and two weeks after school should have closed, in order to "put the class over." Following the processional, in which the class and faculty marched in the auditorium to the march by the or chestra, Rev. F. I. Schmidt delivered the invocation. There were several selections by the senior orchestra, fol lowed by the salutatory, a piano solo the "Hungarian Rhapsody" by Glatha D. Hatfield. A male quartet, compos ed of Robert Eldridge, Alexander Fox, Adrian Nelson Jr., and W. E. Wiley, rendered several selections. Robert Eldridge delivered the valedictory, his subject being, "Seeing Stars." A mix ed chorus, "The Americans are Com ing," representing a scene in France in 1918, won applause. The address was delivered by Professor H. T. Lewis of the University of Idaho. A quintet, composed of Louisa Martin, Muriel Carson, Georgia Bell, RoOert Eldridge and Adrian Nelson Jr., sang, j"June." The diplomas were presented by H. D. Martin, president of the school board. Following are those re ceiving diplomas: Edith Adriansen, Ethel Anderson, Freda Beck, Geneva Brown, Harry Brown, Faye Darr, William Dilley, Dona Eggan, Robert Eldridge, Alex-1 ander Fox, Bernard Friedman, Lola Gamble, Martha Giese, Hannah Giles, Cletys Gossett, Roy Handlin, Glatha Hatfield. Ruby Heiland, Bayard Hod-, gins, Velzora Jester, Dean Kelly, Glenn Litch, Roy Mordhorst, Adrian Nelson, Carrie Nolan. Margaret Ostroot, Viola Otter, Mary Owings, Guy Penwell, Mainer Peterson, Bertha Reeder, El- j win Scheyer. Georgianne Suppiger, I Michael Tierney, Robert Vosburgh, Poster Walker, Lyman Mildred Whitcomb, Hazel Today, at 2:30 o'clock, a class of 85 graduates of the ninth B and eight A I grades of the Moscow public schools, | received diplomas entitling them to 1 enter the high school. The gradua Whittier, i Barker, ! Walter Johnson, Mildred Neal. tion exercises were held in the high school auditorium, which was dec orated with the class colors, pink and white ,and the class flower, the rose, The program began with three selec tions by the combined classes and the chcJtus of the eighth grade class song. A violin solo, by Nellie Paulson, ac companied by Eloise Paulson; read ing, "The Name of Old Glory" by Bern adine Beddall; pantomine, "My Coun try 'Tis of Thee" by Irene Beardsley and Lillian Heliand; chorus, 'Shad ows Over thei. Sea," by the girls of the Eighth A class; a chorus by the Ninth B class; a chorus, "The Boy Scouts" by the combined classes and "The Spirit of Victory" as an encore. The diplomas were presented by H. D. Martin, president of the school board, The following "honor" students re ceived diplomas on their grades with out having to take the examinations: Walter Schumacher, Raymond Collins, Lillian Ogden. Dorothy Duffield, Lil lian Christensen, Thelma Pearce, Lil lian Woodworth, Catharine Marley, Doris Meek, Ruth Fanning, Grace De Young, Clarice Anderson, Janet Mc Guire, Ruth Ramstedt. Herman Ot ness, Kieth Schumacher, Raymond Whiting, Forrest Brigham, Rudolf Carlson, Oliver Hall, Elroy Moore, Reynold Nelson, George Ostness, Mar garet King, Anna Mortenson, Helen Hunter, Lucile Ramstedt, Francis El dridge, Theodore Carrell, Clyde Saw yer, Mary Erickson, Helen Oberg, Marjorie Simpson, Iona Penwell, Gert ie Otness, Helen Campbell, Harold Pat terson, June Davis, Bernadine Hat field, Leona Nedo, Alice Melgard, Robt. Moore, Nora Gustafson, Gladys Jacob son, Karl Beck, Mary Hulme. Following are the graduates of the ninth B and eight A classes who were given diplomas this afternoon; Homer Bell, Benton Clarke, Herbert Erickson, Arthur Emert, Russell Knapp, John Parson Mix, Leon Camp bell, Leslie Bumgarner, Charles Cars sow, Clifford Sievers, Clement Siev ers, Merrill Sievers, Ray Mordhorst, Courtenay Walker, Hazel Desnoyer, Helen Hunter, Helen Nelson, Mabel Ot ness, Irene Peterson, Lucile Ram stedt, Mary Smith, Mildred Anderson, Clara Ainslie, Gertrude Baken, Irene Beardsley, Alvina Giese, Edna War ren, Lillis Heiland, Nora Lenhard, Elsie Mack, Florence McConnell, derth. Parsons, Bloise Paulson, Nellie Paul son, Ethel Rietze, Olive Spitler, Ferne Steffen, Helen Stanton, Dollie Sier man, Grace Whitcomb, Floyd Morris, Clarence Baken, Kenneth Anderson, Clyde Anderson, Elizabeth Van Til burg, Henry Balten, Lyle Drury, Fran cis Eldridge, Buford Hogan, Stanley Lindley, Hubert Standley, Ray Torell, Vernon Otter, Merrill Stinemates, Bernadine Beddall, Mary Erickson, Lillian Hazeltine, Helen Jameson, Cora Jeffries, Dorothy Litch, Edith Lennox, Helen Oliver, Bernice Sup piger, Eva Sharp, Edna Tyrell, Theo dore Correll, Francis Doyle, Edwin Nedros, Clyde Sawyer and Floyd Sud SO-: METHODIST THANKS SAYS THIS PAPER HELPED PUT OVER CENTENARY DRIVE RECENTLY CLOSED A publisher gets so many "kicks' and complaints that it is really re freshing to get an acknowledgement of good work done. The following letter is self-explanatory and shows that the work of the press is appreci ated even if people are negligent about letting this be known . The jgttgr follows Portland, Oregon. The Editor> Star-Mirror, Moscow, Ida. My dear Sir:—Every time that I cou ld. obtein a copy of th e Star-Mirror there seemed to be something in it about the Methodist Centenary. We did get a clipping service, but as you probably know there doesn't seem to be any reliable clipping service in the state of Idaho, so some kind friends on the Portland papers watched out f or t he Idaho dailies for me, and that j s why we want to express a very amount of space you devoted, Efforts of such papers as the Star Mirror were responsible in no small measure for the campaign being a success. Sincerely yours, ORTON E. GOODWIN, Aera Publicity Director. N Little Joseph, the 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jabbora was quite severely burned Thursday The little 1 morning by hot water, fellow pulled the plug from the wash ing machine and his right hand and leg were badly blistered. He is rest ing easily today.