The Daily Star-Mirror
MO SCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1919
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
+ 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
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
< 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
•f ' " '
'A YOU WAOE
I NOW t'fc
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
WANT LOW TARIFF
MILL GIVE AX ACRE OF WHEAT
TO ELECT FARMERS TO HOUSE
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—"An acre
of wheat for
slogan of western Canadian farmers
If it "gets across," it means
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
* 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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
SAYS THIS PAPER HELPED PUT
OVER CENTENARY DRIVE
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
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
ORTON E. GOODWIN,
Aera Publicity Director.
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.
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