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fi The Daily Star-Mirror * VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO, MONDAY. JUNE 23. 1919 NUMBER 227 HUNS ACCEPT TREATY-WAR ENDS OFFICIALLY PARIS.—(By the Assocated Press.)—The German government at Weimar has formally communicated its willingness to sign the peace terms unconditionally and has announced this intention to the French foreign office this afternoon. « CONFIRMED FROM WEIMAR WEIMAR.—(By the Associated rPess.)—It is officially announced that Germany will sign the peace treaty. BIG MAJORITY FOR SIGNING BERLIN, Sunday Night.—The German national »embly by a vote of 237 to 138 decided to sign the peace treaty and gave a vote of confidence in the Bauer govern ment by a vote of 336 to 89. ALLIES WOULD GRANT NO EXTENSION PARIS.—(By the Associated Press.)—Germany, this morning, requested an additional 48 hours within which to make known its decision relative to the signing of the peace treaty without the reservations which had been re fused by the entente. The council of three flatly refused to grant the request for any extension of time, whatever. SIGN TREATY TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY PARIS-—(By the Associated Press.)—The day and hour for the formal signing of the treaty is uncertain. The signing possibly may take place Tuesday, but more likely Wednesday. The Italian delegates novr in Paris have been authorized to sign the treaty on behalf of Italy, This announcement has removed one question which it was feared might delay the signing of the treaty, owing to the unsettled conditions in Italy, due to the overthrow of the Orlando government. as HUNS INSULTING TO THE LAST PARIS.—The German note of acceptance received here today is said to be couched in such language that it main tains the German position that the peace conditions are "a peace of violence. The war is practically ended. Germany accepts the peace terms "un conditionally" which means that everything demanded by the allies will be yielded by Germany, including the surrender of the kaiser and others re sponsible for the war and for the inhuman cruelties practiced by the unciv ilized hordes of Germans and Austrians operating under orders of the kaiser and his advisers to "make the war one of extreme frightfulness." Bluffing to the very last, the Huns surrendered all and whining like whipped puppies prepare to retire in the bed of thorns they made for themselves, but Intended for the rest of the world. The treaty will probably be signed at Versailles, where the treaty of 1871, when Bismark robbed France of Alsace Lorraine and indemnity of many millions and forced upon defeated Prance the most humiliating terms, was signed. The date has not been fixed but will probably be Wednesday. The cowardly German sailors, who surrendered their fleet without firing a shot, an act of cowardice never before recorded in the history of the world, with the treachery of their race, sunk most of the surrendered ships just as the final vote on the signing of the treaty was being taken. The German sailors had been entrusted to remain on the ships and removed the sea cocks and sank them where they were anchored. The sailors are under arrest. ■K Bolshevik! Makes Threats Against U. S. LONDON.—(By the Associated Press.)—The Russian soviet government has •demanded the release of L. C. A. K. Martens, bolshevik representative ar rested in New York, a Petrograd wireless message says. Reprisals against Americans in Russia are threatened if Martens is not released. British Sink Bolshevik Warships. HELINGSFERS, June 19.—(By the Associated Press.)—British warships on Wednesday evening, torpedoed the Bolshevik armored cruiser Alava, which sank immediately. * / On© Ship Sunk—One Surrenders. LONDON.—The Russian warship Andri Personovanni is believed to have been sunk by a British torpedo, Thursday, according to a Finnish naval dispatch quoted in a Helingsfors cablegram to the Daily Mail. The dispatch adds that the Bolshevik battleship Petro Pavlovsk has hoisted the white flag. Germans Sink Their Own Warships. WEIMAR, Sunday.—(By the Associated Press.)—The German warships which were not surrendered to the Allies and which have been anchored off Kiel, Wilhelmshaven and other points, have been sunk by German sailors manning them, according ®to a report received from reliable authority. Ac cording to reports there were 12 German war vessels besides destroyers, in German waters, which were not surrendered under the armistice provisions. FIFTY JERSEYS BRING $17,275 AT ALBANY ,ORE. ALBANY, Or.,—Fifty head of Jersey catle brought $17,276 at a big sale today at the farm of Henry Stewart, five miles southwest of Al bany. One three-year-old heifer sold for $1126. No animal sold for less than $100. Mostly young stock was sold. The average price was $346.60. Thirty of the animals were young heifers, ranging in age from eight months to three years. Five young bulls were also sold, one bring ing $600. Eight hundred people attended. Buyers came from all over Oregon. There were a few buyers from Mon tana and Idaho. Henry Stewart has been a Jersey breeder for many years, and all of the animals sold today, except one, were raised on his farm. SAYS MOSCOW THE BEST TOWN HE EVER SAW "Moscow is the best town I ever saw. Few people, even in Moscow, re alize what a splendid town we have and what a grand set of people live here," said George Creighton, pioneer merchant, today. Mr. Creighton is the committee chairman to solicit funds for the three days' celebration, July 3, 4 and 5. He said; "I have seen 87 persons and got 87 subscriptions. Not a person approached refused to give. I have raised about $2600. Some were too liberal. One man wanted to give $50 but we only took $20 of his money. you ever saw and I am proud to be a cit izen of such a town. We will have the biggest celebration ever pulled off in Idaho this year." Train Changed Time. A change in time on the Northern Pacific was made Sunday, when the northbound train, due here at 3:06, left at 2:25 p. m. This will be the leaving time of this train hereafter. No other changes were made in the time card so far as it effects Moscow. Get Silk Flags The Daughters of Veterans who have just organized a "Tent" in Mos cow, were presented at their lasjt meeting with five beautiful silk flags. The flags were given by the follow ing old members of the Womens'Re lief Corps: Mrs. Roy Holman, Mary Bryden, Geo. Cushing, Alwildà Smith Wm. Staples, Wm. Russell, Flora Williamson. Cora Glldden, M. Gardner, M. Taylor, Mary A. Barnes. | + Queen will * V,SIT 1X11 KI> STATKS * ♦ + * + <i>* + * + * + * + * + ** ♦ (By French * + Wireless Service.)—Before Pres- ♦ ♦ ident Wilson left Belgium, it is ♦ ♦ announced today. King Albert ♦ + and Queen Elizabeth accepted his ♦ ♦ invitation to visit the United ♦ ♦ States. They will probably go to ♦ ♦ Washington next September. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ BRUSSEL L. + AIRPLANE WAS LOST ENROUTE TO MOSCOW LIEUTENANT FETTERS AND AS SI8TANT CROSS BLUE MOUN TAINS TWICE SUNDAY "When will the airplane reach Mos cow?" This question has been asked at The Star-Mirror office by telephone and by persons calling at the office, since early this morning. It had been announced from Spokane, Saturday that the airplane which is to fly here July 3, 4 and 6, would reach Moscow today, but the plans have been changed and the airplane will reach Spokane today, and It is thought Lieutenant Fetters, who lived in Spokane for sev of years, may spend a days there before coming to Moscow. The Star-Mirror will announce the time of his arrival here in time for country people to be here to see him. The airplane planned to reach Spo kane, Sunday and it was announced it would "fly to Moscow Monday" but this is believed to mean next Monday, June 30, which will be three days be fore the opening of the big celebra tion. The airplane got lost Sunday in flying from Pendleton to Walla. The story of its flight Sunday is told by the Associated Press. Airplane Loses Its Way. WALLA WALLA.—Lieutenant J. M. Fetters and Sergeant Owens Kissel, U. S. aviators, landed In Walla Walla at 6:10 Sunday night after being lost In the Blue mountains for two hours. The crowds had watched all afternoon for the machines to appear from the southwest, when the plane was seen coming from the east. Leaving Pendleton at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, the aviators headed for Walla Walla, but their map did not show the Umatilla river. They follow ed up this, passing over Bingham Springs and Elgin, in eastern Oregon. Finally they descended at a little town to locate themselves and were amazed to discover they were at Imbler, Ore. They filled up with gasoline, got their bearings, flew back over Elgin and thence across the Blue mountains, passing over Toll Gate, coming into Walla Walla from a direction entirely unexpected. "Aside from getting lost we had a delightful trip," Fetters said when he stepped out of the plane and explain ed why it took over two hours and a half to make 40 miles. This was the first time an airplane has ever penetrated into the Elgin section or flown across the • Blue mountains. The aviators were guests Sunday night of the commercial club. They will leave at 10 a. m. today for Spo kane. Efforts are being made to have 4 them return Wednesday to welcome the 146th field artillery. Lieutenant Fetters is expected to H Another Home-Coming n p f fa V) ill J m I M' .. * f /O. (CJ fe * Wm iW5 Jjj i 9 • I -V f n ' r jr "V* Ï (I im v ■ reach Spokane this evening and will be the guest, tomorrow, of the Spo kane Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon. He will notify the Moscow committee of the date of his arrival in Moscow. The committee will arrange a lighting place for his machine and notify him how to find it. The time and place will be announced In The Star-Mirror. ■A GREAT WAR VETERANS DANCE FRIDAY NIGHT What is planned to be the biggest dance of the season will be held on the platform to be built for the bow ery dances during the three days celebration, at the corner of Fifth and Main streets, next to Hugo's gar age, Friday evening, June 27. The famous Lewiston Jazz orchestra will furnish the music. The dance will be under the auspices of the Great War Veterans, the Daughters of Veterans and the Mothers of Veterans societies and the ladies will be out selling tic kets for the big dance. This is to be a soldier's benefit dance to raise funds for the organization of the Great War Veterans camp here and obtaining suitable quarters for the returned sol diers to meet. The cause is a worthy one. The dance should be well patron ized. Whether you dance or not eve ry one is expected to buy a ticket. .■Br DISTRICT-PROBATE COURTS HAVE GASES WIDOW WANTS TO BE ADMINIS TRATRIX-THREE WANT TO BE MADE WIDOWS In the probatp court a decree of dis tribution has been entered by Judge Adrian Nelson in the estate of Chas. Swedlund, deceased, decreeing a five acre tract near Potlatch to his widow, Cornelia Swedlund. Mary Bjorklund of Avon has filed a petition for the appointment of Wm. Burklund as administrator of the es tate of her late husband, Ole Bjork lund. The estate consists of 160 acres near Deary and certain tracts and town lots in Deary and also real property In Clearwater county. The value of the estate is about $13,000. In the district court Julia Rudning en has filed a complaint against E. O. Ruduingeu asking for a decree of di vorce on account of desertion. The parties were married in 1894 at Rug by, N. D. Leona M. Steffen has filed a com plaint for a divorce against John C. Steffen. Athena Elizabeth Goad has been awarded a decree of divorce from Isaac M. Goad. John A. Nisbet Dead Word reached Moscow that John A Nisbet died Sunday at Dufur, Ore gon, where he underwent an opera tion for appendicitis Saturday eve ning. His son, John Nisbet, prose cuting attorney, left Saturday eve ning in response to a telegram from his sister Alice telling of their fath er's critical condition, known whether he reached Dufur be fore his father's death Mrs. Nisbet and the children left Moscow Sun day evening to attend the funeral which will be held there Mr. Nis bet, Senior, was a resident of Latah county for 16 years, having lived at Genesee where he was well known. It is not TERRIBLE TORNADO KILLS What is believed to have been the worst storm of this year swept over Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Sunday afternoon, destroying more than 700 houses and killing from 70 to 100 persons and injurying many others. The storm came suddenly and with little warning. The storm struck Fergus Falls at 7 o'clock. The Grand hotel was demolished and it was reported that 75 persons had been trapped when the structure fell. The "Oriental Limited," the Great Northern railroad's crack train to Seattle, was blown from the track but the number of persons killed and injured in it are unknown. The telephone and telegraph wires are down and only meager reports are obtain able. These follow: Forty-set en Known Dead—Many Injured. EVANSVILLE, Minn.—(By the Associated Press.)—Forty-seven persons are known to be dead and 160 injured and property valued at $6,000,000 destroyed as the result of a tornado which swept Fergus Falls, Minnesota, late Sunday afternoon. (As this dispatch was sent from Evansville early this morning it is evident the wires had not been repaired at that time.—Ed.) Between Sixty and Seventy Were Killed, FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—(By the Associated Press.)—Between 69 and 7* persons were killed and over 100 badly injured by the tornado which struck Fergus Falls late yesterday evening. It tore a large section of the city. In cluding the business section to pieces. Thirty-eight bodies had been re covered at noon. Fergus Falls is a city of 800 inhabitants, 58 miles southeast of Moorhead, Minn., and the county seat of Otter Tail county. It was the former homo of Dr. H. J. Smith and of Dr. D. F. Rae of Moscow, both of whom had lived there for several years and know many of the people. Dr. Rae says he thinks his old home was destroyed and that he probably knew eight out of every ten persons killed or injured. Relief is being sent to the stricken city from St. Paul, Minneapolis, Moorehead and other points. + ♦ * 4* *************** + PRESIDENT WILSON STARTS HOME THURSDAY * + WASH 1NÜTON. — President 4> 4» Wilson cabled Secretary Tumul- ♦ ♦ ty today that he expected to leave, 4* + Brest on his homeward journey, ♦ ♦ Wednesday or Thursday. He should make the return trip 4* ♦ within a week and immediately 4* 4* after his arrival will personally 4« 4" present the peace treaty to the + 4> senate for ratification. 4 , 4 , 4 , 44 , 4 , + 4 , + 4 , 4 , 4 , 444 , t4 4 4 A FRENCH CEMETERY PROFESSOR ERICKSON, OF MOS COW, WRITES INTERESTING LY OF THE CEREMONY The following is an exerpt from a letter written by Prof. F. M. Erick son who is I in France with the Army Educational Corps This has been a very unique Me morial Day and an exceedingly im pressive one. The University form ed here in column of fours about 8:30 The Edu and by nine was started. cation Corps was more or less to gether, with officers who are in probably five thousand even some navy men in uniform, also numerous French offi cers who teach French in the A. E. structors; men in all, F. U. Our line of march was thru Beaune, partly, to cemetery, a dis- i tance, as we went, of near two miles and the line of men came near cov- I ering the whole of it. Our C. O., a , major was a bit facetious with us "the last battalion, all officers. If we passed a pair of pretty girls he would order "eyes right" etc. The streets were lined with French. The French cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall, of course. It has trees, shrubs, lilacs etc., wonderful ones—as you remember. The Ameri can graves are bare but well kept, all clean gravel raked smooth as in Cal ifornia. Not separate mounds but a long elevated mound over the differ ennt rows of graves andl over each grave the white wood cross with name and army identification, also a small American flag. The whole is enclosed by a high barb-wire fence algo has a flag pole. It is bare of any trees or vegetation. It is new but there is no lack of care. As the troops came up they form ed on three sides of the enclosure, on the fourth was a troop of French lancers—cavalry and a mounted trumpet band. All presented a very fine appearance, beautiful horses, men with helmets, etc.—and lances erect each with a small red and white pennant. Many French civilians on that side and within, at the side, a group of French school children. Program: Invocation, address by Dr. Erskine—before him "5Lead Kindly Light," address by French official, 'Nearer My God to Thee" etc., band I and singing. Benediction. Then th* decorating of the graves—the most touching ceremony. The Red Cross nurses whom every man adores, girls who nursed the men when they were here in the hospital— two of the nurses are buried here with the others —passed along putting a bouquet on each grave. After them came young French school boys placed a pain leaf on each grave. The older wo men are in most cases in black. They all know what it means—one little girl sobbing, I was told that her fath e r was killed in the war. Another little girl was faint, an American officer took her in his arms and car ried her to the shade. Dr. Erskina said: "You all offered yourselves; it is only the chance of war that you return home and these remain." It was all so typical some way, all those fine American boys drawn up there, in the heart of this beautiful land, boys about to go home, leaving be hind some of their number "saying farewell in a double sense" to their comrades. And the children placing the palm on the graves of these men, boys they were really, who stood be tween them and the Hun. and to hear "Lead Kindly Light" on such au occa sion where Roman, Vandal, Sarasen, Norman, Burgundian and now Amer icans have passed. There were not a few who found it necessary to wipe the pe rspiration( ?) from their faces . Then taps and the flag run t0 the top of the flag staff . It is a pity that the par . ents of the dead cannot know of thia service. I have felt before that the bodies should be taken back to Amer Now there is something fitting in their remaining here. I don't know that I was ever present on an occasion that stirred me more deeply, pride in American youth, in country, and then the pathos of it all. This is the last public occasion of this University and so appropriate, this double farewell to the dead. j ca 1 1C« + 4- + 4'4-4-4-4-*4*4-4-4 , 4'+ + American Steamer Sunk. 4* 4 * LONDON. — The American 4* 4 1 steamer Farnam, from Baltimore, 4* 4> has been sunk by a mine explos- 4» 4* ion, a dispatch to Lloyd's from 4> 4• Gothemburg reports. No par- + 4* ticulars are given nor is it known * * if the crew was saved. 4 > 4 , 4 , + 4 l 44*4 l 44t4 , 44* 4* Camas Praire Grain Hurt Camas Prairie farmers are alarmed over continued hot and dry weather, which id causing much damage ta growing crops. A slight rainfall Monday night is declared by some farmers to have been beneficial to grain, while others doubt the value of the shower, except to garden truck.—■ Grangevilie Free Press. K*. H. Meigard, president of the First Trust & Savings Bank, left today for St. Paul* on a business trip. He ex pects to return just as soon as possi ble after transacting some business. He will probably not be gone longer than 10 days.