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r fOLUME VIII * MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO, SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1919 NUMBER 226 GERMANS WANT TO SAVE FORMER KAISER BERLIN, Friday Night.—(By the Associated Press.) Mathias Erzberger, mentioned as probable head of the German peace delegation) is reported to have sent a note to Premier Clemenceau as president of the peace confer ence, asking whether the allies will agree to Germany's immediate admission into the league of nations and sent to limitation of Germany's indemnity to 100,000,000, 000 gold marks and also renounce the effort to have former Emperor Wilhelm surrendered for trial. The note does not say whether Germany will sign the peace treaty but the inference seems clear that she would accept the treaty if these concessions are made. Germany is still trying to save the former kaiser from being tried for his crimes. It has been predicted that if the kaiser is not tried and convicted he will again be placed on the Prussian throne, if lie does not again become "emperor of Germany.'' The overthrow of the Sheidemann cabinet has not killed the influence of the former kaiser's friends and supporters, for even Mathias Erzberger, who signed the armistice and who was believed to be with the people of Germany and against the former'autocratic administration, asks that the former kaiser be exempt from trial. In what is believed to be last appeal to "save something from the wreck" Erzberger made an appeal last night to Premier Clemenceau for three concessions, the fixing of a limit of 100 billion gold marks (25 billion dollars) as the amount of indemnity Germany is to pay, the admission of Germany to the league of nations at once, and the renunciation of the demand of the allies that the former kaiser be surrendered for trial. Germany is still without a cabinet. Efforts to form another cabinet since the collapse of the Scheidemann cabinet which took down Count Von Brock dorff-Rantzau with it yesterday, have failed and it is announced that no cab inet will be formed before 48 hours. That will take it dangerously near the limit of time fixed for the signing of the treaty or the renewal of the war. It is reported that British and French warships are at Hamburg with large forces of marines and soldiers ready »to land Sunday morning if the treaty ie not signed. Other reports are that the Germans are making feverish prepar ations for a renewal of the war and that the Krupp gun works have had 14,000 men employed for months, making arms. These reports are not gen erally credited. One report has it that the Germans have an army of 300,000 men. ready to resist the advance of the allies but it is known that Foch has 600,000 men, armed, equipped, thoroughly trained and with trucks and trains of munitions, food and equipment ready to advance, with 1,000,000 reserves held in readiness to follow the first army. Failed to Form New Cabinet Yesterday. BERLIN, Friday Night.— (By the Associated Press.)—After futile all-day conference with various factions, the government this evening declared Itself unable to pick a cabinet and decided to postpone the effort for 48 hours. new con Mueller Failed to Form Cabinet Today. PARIS.—(By the Associated Press.)—President Ebert has requested Her man Mueller, majority socialist leader, to form a new cabinet, according to gdvices received by the American peace delegation. Dispatches received over the American military wife into Germany early this afternoon stated that Mueller had failed to form a cabinet and that Dr. Edward David, former president of the national assembly, has been sked to assume the task. Germans Sink Interned Warships. LONDON.— (By the Associated Press.)—Announcement that certain interned German warships at Scapa Flow, Scotland, have been sunk and abandoned by their crews, was made by the British admiralty this afternoon. The Ger man crews have been detained in custody. The ships sunk, the number of which is not made public, have not been manned since their internment last November. It Is believed they were sunk by opening the sea-cocks. Bolsheviki Fleeing in Terror. EKATERINODAR, Southern Russia, June 17.—Fifty thousand Bolsheviki are reported to be fleeing in panic toward Volga from the river Don region before Denekine's forces and to have passed Slavinansk, leaving rolling stock and supplies behind them. FINDS BIG PROFIT IN STRAWBERRIES F ARMER NEAR KENDRICK EX PECTS 20« CRATES FROM LESS THAN AN ACRE L. H. Nichols is delivering straw berries this week from his place on Texas ridge. He says the crop there this season is exceptionally good and the berries of fine quality. This year he has a little less than an acre of ground and estimates he will get from It nearly 200 crates of berries. Other favorable seasons' he has pick ed 168 crates from an acre. It Is necessary to plow up the berries every few years and replant as the plants run out. Mr. Nichols plowed up over three acres last fall and has young plants that will be gin to bear next year. He raises the Crescent and Hood River va rieties, perferring the Hood River as this variety ships better. There is a good demand here for berries and the price locally opened up this week at from $3.60 to $4.00 a crate. This is a good price and makes a crop of strawberries very profitable. Mr. Nichols has been raising strawberries for eight years, His berry patch paid for his farm, He says it is very tedious work to set out plants, care for them and pick the berries, but he has made money at it and expects to Increase the size of his patch.—Kendrick Ga zette. Thomas Albert Wysong, of Eltopia, Washington, took one of Latah coun ty's fairest girls, Miss Ruth Thomp Judge Nelson Marries Pair son, of Potlatch, for a bride Saturday afternon, at 1.30. The ceremony was performed by Judge Adrian Nelson, of the probate court, in his office in the court house. The happy young couple will make their home on the bridegrom's fruit farm near Eltopia. M WAR-TIME PROHIBITION REPEAL BILL FAILED WASHINGTO N.—The proposed amendment to the pending prohibition enforcement giving the president au thority to repeal the war-time pro hibition act in so far as it applies to the sale of light wines and beer, was defeated today by the house judiciary committee by a vote of 12 to 5. JULIET WTGEN IS BRIDE OF JOHN KYLLO Today at 1:30 occurred the wedding of M4ss Juliet Wigen of Moscow and Mr. John Kyllo of La Crosse, Wash., at the Norwegian Lutheran church. Rev. F. I. Schmidt officiating. Miss Wigen is th^ daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wigen, whose home is on South Howard street and who have lived in Moscow about seven years, having retired from actively farming their large holdings, near La Crosse. f Mr. Kyllo Is a prominent farmer, near La Crosse, where they will make their home. A beautiful wedding luncheon was served at the home of the bride's parents, immediately fol lowing the ceremony, there being over 90 guests, many of whom motored to Moscow from La Crosse, m Miss Hazel Bartholf and sister, Miss Ida, left today for Seattle to vjisit. They will attend the sum mer school at Berkley, Calif, Their mother, Mrs. C. M. Bartholf left for Missoula, Mont. DECLARED MARTIAL RI01TNG RESUMED, MOUNTED, PO LICE CHARGE CROWD, MORE MEN ARRESTED Rioting has been resumed at Winni peg today, resulting in martial law be ing declared after one man had been killed and others wounded. Early to day six more alien strike leaders were hustled to the penitentiary and the strike riot followed. Late this after noon martial law was declared and the city is now under military rule, The first installment of $100,000 worth of bonds of the Moscow highway district have been sold to Murphy Favre and the Spokane & Eastern Trust Company of Spokane, on a joint bid, for a premium of $2108, for bonds bearing 5% per cent interest. This is regarded as one of the bestt bond sales« made in the Inland Empire re cently and the board of commission ers feel greatly pleased with the re sult. The commissioners had adver tised for bids for the bands for May 31, but the bids were not regarded as satisfactory and all bids were reject ed. As a result the bonds have been sold at an advance of more than $900 over the highest bid made on May 31. The bonds run for 20 years, but the district has the right to redeem them at the option of the commissioners at any time after 10 years. There were a number of bids received by the board, the number being much larger than on May 31. The bids were all re garded as good, clean bids, by re sponsible parties. The commissioners of the district are William Hunter, G. P. Mix and J. H. Hazeltine. Ogden & Suggiger are attorneys for the district. Scott Ogden, in speaking of the bond sale and the work being done under the direction of Sergeant Monahan, engineer in charge, said: "The board is trying to get the best results possible, both in the sale of the bonds and in getting as much work as possible for the money ex pended. I am certain this district will have as fine a system of roads as can be found aanywhere and at a cost is building roads cheaper than are be ing built in any other district of which know, and is getting splendid work I have I done and doing it rapidly, been in a number of districts and had conversation with the commissioners of other districts and find that Mos cow district is getting better work for less money than other district. The money has been needed by the com missioners but they would not sacri fice the bonds in order to get cash quickly and by readvertising saved the district more than $900. "We are going to get the best grades possible. The board has the right to take private land in order to get the best grades and will do this. This land owner will be treated fairly and paid a fair price for his land but the district will not be held up for The End of a Perfect Day 7 1 m ymmm / I « $ / 1 : I ■ }, f ' I Y Up m I with returned soldiers, operating un der orders of the federal government. Strike Leaders Arrested. WINNIPEG.:—(By the Associated Press.)—Six strike leaders, all class ed as alien agitators, have been ar rested by the Northwest mounted po lice, it is officially announced today. They are charging with seditious con spiracy, and have been confined in the Stony Mountain penitentiary. Martial Law Declared. WINNIPEG.—(By the Associated Press.)—Martial law was declared in Winnipeg*at 3 o'clock this- afternoon. Northwest mounted police charged down the street three times. One per son was killed and three injured when police fired into a crowd of rioting strikers. any fabulous prices for right of way for roads that will be of immense ben efit to the entire community. I have been keeping close tab on the work done and am sure that it will meet the approval of the state highway of ficers." Yesterday a survey was made for a new road through the Cameron htod northeast of Moscow, to avoid the hill between the Headley place and the school house. This will give a splendid grade, almost perfectly level, coming into the old road near the school house, on the Luvaas place. It will give a road to Moscpw mountain and the farming section tributary that will be a vast improvement and ac commodate many farmers as well as giving a good road for people from Moscow and other sections to reach the resorts along the foot of the moun tain. BE DEPORTED SOON RAIDS IN NEW YORK CITY ON RED HEADQUARTERS BY POLICE AND STATE TROOPS NEW YORK.—Information that the government has under consideration wholesale deportations of Bolsheviki, anarchists and other radicals from the United States was obtained here to day from what is considered authora tive federal sources. It is declared the called for troops ships to take the alien agitators back to their own countries. Raid Red Headquarters. NEW YORK.—Headquarters of three radical organizations were raided this afternoon by a joint force of state troops and agents of the Lusk legisla tive committee investigating bolshevik propaganda in New York City. Large quantities of books and pa pers were seized. The raids were con ducted simultaneously on the Rand school and the Industrial Workers of the World headquarters, both-on the lower east side, and the office of the communist newspaper on the lower west side. PS Remember the War Mothers' meet ing on Monday afternoon, with Mrs. T. A. Meeker. JOHN A. MSBET IS REPORTED CRITICALLY ILL John Nisbet, county attorney, today received two telegrams from his sis ter, Miss Alice Nisbet, at Dufur, Ore., asking him to come at once and stat ing that their father, John A. Nisbet, is critically ill and had been taken to a hospital for an operation. Mr. Nis bet leaves on the 6:30 train on the O.-W. R. & N. for Dufur and will reach there about noon tomorrow. John A. Nisbet lived near Genesee in this county for 15 years. f - LIEUTENANT FETTERS AND AS SISTANT CROSSED CASCADE MOUNTAINS YESTERDAY SPOKANE—Lieutenant J. M. Fet ters of Matherfield, Sacramento, Cal., and Sergeant Owen Kissel flew across the Cascades from Seattle to Ellens burg yesterday, being the first avi ators to make the flight over these mountains. Feters, formerly of Spo kane, expects to reach Spokane Sun day. The flying distance of 96 miles from Seattle to Cle Elum was nego tiated in 76 minutes. The 20 miles from Cle Elum to Ellensburg was ne gotiated in 18 minutes. They spent three hours in Cle Elum and will spend the night in Ellensburg. They will leave Ellensburg at 9:30 this morning for Pendleton, with stops at Yakima, Toppenish and Pas co, en route if those towns answer puieries regarding good landingf ields. They leave Pendleton Sunday morn ing, and making a stop at Walla Walla, expect to reach Spokane that afternoon. They will fly to Moscow, Idaho, Monday. Feters is maping air routes, land ing fields, etc., and is recruiting for ; the aviation branch of the army. Crossing the Cascades he kept Sno qualmie pass on his right the entire trip and says the view from the air far surpasses anything he has seen the Sierras or Siskyous. Flying conditions were perfect. The maxi mum height during the trip was 9000 feet. sa I the state about seven per cent of the cattle tested were infected whereas now reports show that only about five and one-half per cent are infected, In states where this inspection has Î been carried on for two years qr more | less than two per cent of the herds are TESTS PURE BRED COWS NEAR GENESEE VISITS FEDERAL HERDS OE FINE CATTLE IN LATAH COUNTY INSPECTOR Dr. J. E. Ellis of the U. S. bureau of animal industry, department of tu berculosis eradication, spent last week here testing the purebred herds of cattle of Platt Bros., Nordby Eros., and Oscar Nordby for tuberculosis. He found all the herds in good condi tion and free from disease. Dr. El lis expects to return to this section in July or August when he will make inspection of other purebred herds in this vicinity. Last fall reports showed that over found to be infected, which demon strates clearly that the work is well worth the effort.—Genesee News. Boy Burglars .Sentenced. "Bum" Weeks and Clarence O'Neill, the two Moscow boys arrested at Lew iston for robbing the Baldeck store last Christmas, were each sentenced serve from one to five years in the penitentiary, this morning. The boys pleaded guilty. The charge of bur glarizing The Togs store at Moscow still hangs over them and can be prosecuted when they are released from prison, if the officers so desire. Many conflicting rumors come from the Mexican border where American soldiers chased Villa and Angeles back from Juarez when their troops began shoting across the line and killed two and wounded seven Americans. That Villa will try to make a raid across the border into Texas in reprisal for his defeat at the hands of American soldiers is believed, despite his pro testations that he will be good. It is also feared that Villa will murder American citizens in Mexico or de stroy their property. The telegraphic reports received today on the Villa situation follow; JUAREZ.—Americans are warned to leave the Mormon district of west ern Chihuahua "when the crisis ar rives" by General Diegues, command er of the northeastern military zone, according to a telegram received last night by American consul Dow from American Consul Stewart, at Chihau uha City. Villa Says He Will be Good EL PASO.—Villa has instructed hia men to attack none of the small fede ral garrisons occupying towns and settlements along the Mexican side of the border, according to information received here today from the field in Mexico. Angeles Asks Why U. S. Interfered EL PASO—A courier from General Villa's headquarters at Samala Yuca arrived at the border last night with a communication from General An geles for Brigadier General Erwin, district commander. He asked why American troops had crossed to the Mexican side Sunday night . Villa Says Will Not Hurt Americans EL PASO.—Villa will make no re prisals on American property or lives in Mexico because American troops drove his men back from the border Sunday night. This message was brought to El Paso by a courier from Villa's camp near Ahumaha. The courier arrived here last night. POSTAL EMPLOYES WILL GET MORE PAY INCREASE OF $100 PER NEAR FOB CLERKS AND CITY CARUIERS IN MOSCOW Beginning July 1st the clerks and carriers at the postoffices w;!I be ad vanced $100 per annum above the sal aries of last year. This, with the ad vance granted last year, makes their pay $300 per annum above what it was two years ago. We now have two oleras and one carrier drawing $1500 per annum; two I clerks and one carrier ge ting $1400 per annum; one carrier, $1300, a first year carrier at $1000, and a second year clerk at $1100 per annum. The rural carriers received an in crease last July of 20 per cent, plus the sum of $24 per mile for every mile over 24 miles traveled on the route. This makes the rural carrier salaries at Moscow as follows: Route 1, $1612; route 2, $1440; route 3, $1382.40; route 4, $1488, and route 5, $1488. Harold Collins, a regular rural car rier'would not claim exemption be cause of his position with the govern ment and was in the army for nearly two years. During that time and all of the time his job was kept for him, an d when he came back with the fa [mous 91st, with an honorable dts [charge in his pocket, without any formality, he went back to work on a salary $230.40 above what it was when he was called. The postmaster finds It difficult to get people to take the civil service ex aminations' for the positions above de scribed, and expresses his wish to get more capable young men and wom en interested and get into line for something really worth while. Gompers Be-elected. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.,—Samuel Gompers was today to-elected presi dent of the American Federation of Labor in convention here. Gompers, in a speech of acceptance, said his selection was American labor's an swer to its traducers and opponents.