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■f VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1919 NUMBER 22» GERMANS DELIBERATELY PARIS.—(By the Associated Press.)—If heads of al lied powers in Paris do not hear from Weimar very soon in regard to the German delegation for the signing of the peace treaty, an ultimatum will be sent the German gov ernment, according to the Paris office of Reuter's Limited. The ultimatum will demand the appointment of plen ipotentiaries within a certain number of hours. GERMAN DELAY VEXES ALLIED LEADERS PARIS.—(By the Associated Press.)—Up to 4:45 p. m. today no official word had been received here concerning Germany's plans regarding the formal signing of the peace treaty. Peace conference leaders are undisguisedly perplexed over the situation. It is now conceded that it will be impossible that the ceremony of signing could take place before Saturday. Unofficial reports were that it will probably be delayed until Monday. Haniel Von Haimhausen, German repre sentative at Versailles, said this afternoon that he had re ceived no news except that members of the government had left Weimar for Berlin last night. HUNGARY GIVEN AN ULTIMATUM COPENHAGEN.—(By the Associated Press.)—Allied commanders have given the Hungarians until the evening of June 28 to evacuate the part of Czecho-Slovakia which they invaded, according to Budapest dispatches received here today.- Full compensation for damages done by Hun *> T garian troops is demanded. When the evacuation is com pleted the allies, it is said, will request the Rumanians to evacuate Hungarian territory. Stubborn, sullen and insulting to the last, the Germans seem to have stopped with the notification that the peace treaty would be accepted -un conditionally, when they found there- was no other alternative, and are now devoting their energies to striving to cause as much inconvenience and an. noyance as possible and to show disrespect for the allied powers. They have neglected to name a date when their delegation will reach Versailles to sign the peace treaty and to notify the allied representatives of the personnel of the delegation. The patience of the leaders of the allies is about exhausted and Germany may yet feel the displeasure of outraged dignity. It now seems likely that the peace terms win not be signed before Monday. In the meantime food riots in Germany are causing that government much concern. The report that dogs and cats were being served as food to the German people caused riots in which many were killed. Planned to Kfll Scheldemann. LONDON.—(By the Associated Press.)—A number of soldiers have been arrested at Weimar, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copen hagen, on charges of having planneo to arrest and murder Philip Scheide former premier. The plot was to be carried out Monday evening. Object to Eating Dogs and Cats. COPENHAGEN.—Serious rioting occurred in Hamburg, Monday and Tues day, when mobs attacked food preserving factories, it being alleged that bodies of dogs and cats had been found in them. The war provision depart ment was also attacked and the offices wrecked, the troops marching through the streets when the latter opened fire and a number of persons were killed and wounded. A manu, The mob tried to disarm Hungarian Workmen to Be Mobilized. PARIS.— (Havas.)—The Hungarian communist congress has ordered a gen The military eral mobilization of all \yorkmen a Budapest dispatch says. . situation is reported unfavorable to Hungary as the morale of the troops is bad. Russian White are Nearing Petrograd. HELINGSFORS, Tuesday Night—(By the Associated Press.)—Russian vol unteer white guards have occupied Peterhof, which is 19 miles from Petro grad, according to reports received here. Fix Hour But Not Day of Signing. PARIS.—(By the Associated Press.)—The treaty of peace may be signed Friday or Saturday, it was believed here this morning. Although the day is not definitely fixed it has been decided the hour for the ceremony will be 2 p. m. The peace conference secretary is still without official knowledge of the personnel of the German delegation and it is not known when it will arrive at Versailles. Haniel Von Haimhausen, acting German representative at Versailles, is also apparently without information. HIKER AND SON TRIED FOR MINDER WEALTHY STOCKMEN OF NORTH ERN ARIZONA FACE FIRST DE GREE MURDER CHARGE FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—The second trial of Harry Earl Stephens, already convicted of first degree murder, open ed here today with the promise of be ing the most sensational and hard fought murder .case in the history of northern Arizona. Stephens and his father, Joseph H. Stephens, a prominent cattleman, who also is alleged to have been impli cated in the killing of Robert Miller, who worked on the Stephens' ranch, have been out on $50,000 bonds each. The shooting of Miller, which oc curred April 2, 1918, is reported to have followed trouble In the Steph ens' home between Mrs. Stephens and her husband, Miller was killed in a store in Prescott and the elder Steph is alleged to have countenanced the deed with which his 22-year-old son Is charged. Miller was a man of ens about 25 years. At the first trial of Harry E. Steph ens in Prescott last year, the young man was found guilty of first degre murder by the jury after 30 minutes deliberation. An appeal was taken to the state supreme court, irregular ities in summoning the jury panel be ing alleged and the judgment of the lower court was reversed. Stephens then obtained a change of venue from Yavapai to Coconino county and the new trial was ordered held here. It is expected that, following the decision of his son's case the elder Stephens will be placed in ,j.he dock. Both the state and defense are rep resented by an imposing array of counsel and this, coupled with the fact that the Stephens family is well known throughout northern Arizona, forecasts wide-spread interest in the case. Award Bridge Contract The county commissioners awarded the contract of building the steel j bridge across the Potlatch, 1% miles j above Kendrick to the Security Bridge | company of Lewiston for the sum of j $1000. This contract is for the full J structure, including the abutments. | FREE 10 SOLDIERS iGOFFEE'DOOSHNOTS BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH TO ES TABLISH SALTATION ABUT HUT OX ELKS' DAT In commemoration of the fact that the Elks were the first organization in America to present the Salvation Army with funds to make possible the wonderful overseas work of that most popular welfare organization, lodge of Elks has decided to estab lish for the third of July, which Elks' Day, a regular Salvation Army booth or hut. at which doughnuts and coffee will be given free to all sol diers. Four Salvation Army lassies from Spokane will be in Moscow on that date to take charge of the booth, which will be erected near the Elks' temple. The Elks will provide every thing that is necessary to entertain every soldier as often as he likes in true Salvation Army style. Assisting the four Spokane Salva tion Army lassies will be a group of young ladies of Moscow, who will al so wear the very fetching bonnet of the lassies. The Moscow girls who will serve the soldiei-s all day long on the Third are, the Misses Margaret Friedman, Jennie Peterson, Bernadine; Adair, Lois Parsons, Margaret Byrne, Esther Thomas, Ethel Babcock, Norma Dow, Ferrol Richardson, Margaret Denning, Catherine Frantz, and Catherine Keane. Mrs. Warren Truitt the* has been placed by Mrs. Day, the chairman, in charge of the making of the Salvation Army bonnets. of the "The idea of connecting Elks' Day in the Welcome Home celebration with the Salvation Army lassies," said ]V|rs. Day, when interviewed by a Star-Mirror reporter, "seems to be one that appeals to everybody as most appropriate. I am sure the Salvation Army booth which will he erected in the open space just south Elks' temple will be a very popular^color spot with the soldiers, particularly when they see how many charming young ladies there are wearing the bonnets that day. The Elks, with their customary generosity, have or dered literally thousands and thou sands of doughnuts and we want the boys to come to the booth over and over again to be served as they were served by the lassies 'over there.' " The committee assisting Mrs. Day is composed of Mrs. Yost, Mrs. Hutton, Mrs. Morgareidge, Mrs. Truitt, and Mrs. Stewart. VOTE OF THANKS TO FIREMEN OF MOSCOW A vote of thanks is extended to the firemen of Moscow for their prompt ness in responding to the fire alarm this morning. Although it was only a few minutes after midnight, seve ral of the men were nearly at the fire station when Chief Carl Smith reach ed there, although the chief has an automobile always ready and is among the very first to get the alarm. This prompt action of the chief and his men probably saved Moscow a costly fire for had it got a little bet ter headway it would have spread to a range of buildings and would have been hard to control. Smith wishes it understood that when the fire alarm is sounded as long as it was last night the fire is in the business section and there is need for prompt action. Moscow is proud of and thankful to its splendid fire fight ing department which has given this town the best record of any town in the northwest for the past two years. Chief 0 He Has Had His Day Sn * 'i fjs «S rn ■ l.i V, Hal 1 Vi. ©, ... V ■ W •md i V o J / i I,. IBNpjrrta*) ENORMOUS AMOUNT Of PRCIEIC SEAFOOD WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PRO FESSOR DISCOURSES ON SEA FOOD TALUES SAN FRANCISCO.—The available food resources of the North Pacific ocean are being utilized only in small part, according to Professor John M. Cobby, director of the College of Fish eries at the University of Washing ton, Seattle. "There are in our Pacific Coast wa ters, so far as known, more than 400 species of fish, several hundred spec ies of crustaceans and mollusks and many species of marine algae. More than half of the species of fish are known to possess considerable food values, yet we do not utilize more than about 45 to 50 of them and of these 15 species are used to a very limited extent. Of the crustaceans about six species are used commer cially, while of the mollusks only about 11 species are to be found in our markets. "Many problems in connection with the best methods of preparing these for market will have to be solved be fore the majority of the species can be utilized, and these problems are being attacked in fisheries experi mental laboratories established on this coast since 1916. A considerable part of research work of the new Col lege of Fisheries will be along these lines. "An interesting problem for the bac teriologist and chemist is that of de termining why the flesh of certain Chinook or King salmon should be white while the large majority are of the usual salmon color. This pe culiar condition prevails from Puget Sound to Bering Sea, being practically unknown south of the Sound, and the proportion is from one-fourth to one I third of the catch. With these off '■ fish the flesh is generally white, although occasionally one is found with the flesh on one side white and on the other red, while a few have mottled flesh. As these white-meated fish do not bring the fishermen much more than one-fifth the price obtain- ed for the red-meated fish, owing to the difficulty experienced in finding a market for them, it inflicts a heavy financial handicap upon those operat- ing in the regions affected.'' -B# PROMPT ACTION AVERTS SERIOUS FIRE THIS MORNING At about 12:30 this morning the fire alarm called the fire department to the meat shop of Hagan Cushing, where the electric motor of the re frigerator plant had burned out and had started a small blaze. The fire was discovered by E. Stanley, who detected an odor of burning oil and investigated the cause. No great damage was done owing to the prompt action of our efficient fire department and night marshal. Rocking Chairs Wanted. Mrs. R. Holman is chairman of a committee to care for the old sol diers—the veterans of the Civil war— on July 3, 4 and 6. She says the committee wants to borrow a lot of rocking chairs for the soldiers and that if any one will telephone her at 262R, she will have a car sent for the chairs and return them after the celebration. Many chairs are needed for the committee hopes to have a number of old soldiers to be entertain ed and wants to make them as com fortable as possible. I ipjlf ,1 H ffTlfnC 1RMV L CU ' J ' "' fC ™ ELK'S RECEPTION TOMORROW NIGHT BIG SOCIAL EVENT AT THE TEM PLE THURSDAY EVENING, BE GINNING AT S;30 What promises to be by far most important and delightful social event of the entire summer season the Elks' reception and dance to given tomorrow evening at the temple on North Main street. Beginning 8:30, the Elks and their wives will at home to all friends of the organiza tlon, and a very cordial invitation extended to those who would enjoy evening in the handsome rooms. Ihe Elks temple has just been en I "«ly remodeled and redecorated, and there are no handsomer club room. in the northwest. A perfect maple floor has been laid in the ball room. New hangings have been placed in the reception room, library, and billiard rooms, and new furniture has been provided for the whole building. There is an entirely new and modern Bowl ing alley. The Elks are eager to share their beautiful home with their friends, and for this reason an im promptu party has been arranged for the very first evening after the com pletion of the remodeling. Mrs. Jerome J. Day is acting as chairman for the At Home, and this fact alone insures the complete suc cess of the undertaking. In the receiving line will be the chair officers: Exalted Ruler Edgar Steele and his wife; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N. Lampher®, and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Keane; they will be assisted by the trustees and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. George W>' Suppiger, and Mr. George Pickett. Mrs. Day has asked Mrs. Fred Veatch, Mrs. G. P. Mix and Miss Per meal French to act as the flower com mittee for the decorations. Punch will be served in the library by the Misses Helen Parsons, Helen Stanton, Mary Williamson, and Iris Armbrust er. Holman's orchestra in the ball room will furnish delightful dance music throughout the evening. Has Town TOOK NOW III PROGRESS LEADER OF NONPARTIZAN LEAGUE CHARGED WITH SEDITIOUS UTTERANCES Today the trial of A. C. Townley, national president of nonpartizan lea gue. who is charged, jointly with the secretary of the league. Jos. Gilbert, a former organizer and close friend of Townley with sedition, began at been fighting the indictment for two years but has finally been forced to go to trial, but he is not present, be ing engaged in campaigning for non partizan issues in North where an election on nonpartizan matters is to be held soon. After Dakota, striving in vain to get a postpone ment his attorneys were forced to go to trial without Townley being pres ent. He is under bonds and his bond will he forfeited If he does not ap pear in court. Towley Not Present JACKSON, Minn.—When the trial of A. C. Townley, president of the nonpartizan league; and Joseph Gil bert, a former organizer for the league, both of whom are charged with conspiracy to arouse disloyalty, was resumed this forenoon in the Jackson county district court, Town ley had ont made his appearance. His associates said they understood he left Fargo, North Dakota, today, for Jack son. Are Taking Testimony Taking of testimony in the trial of President A. C. Townley, of the national nonpartizan league; and Jos eph Gilbert, former league organizer, on an indictment charging conspiracy to commit sedition was begun in the district court here this forenoon. Judge Deaa had denied the defense's motion to dismiss the case and re fused to grant separate trials for the two defendants, on the grounds that when two or more persons are charg ed with conspiracy they must be tried together. The daring army aviator who waft the first to cross the Cascade moun tains in Washington and the BItur mountains in Oregon in an airplane, and who will fly over Moscow on July 3, 4 and 5, in the airplane in. which he has flown from Mather fiel». Sacramento, California, is in town to day. He is Lieutenant Jay M. Fetters, formerly of Spokane, who has won ! an enviable reputation in the air serv j is be | j at j is i ice of his country as an instructor and aviator. He came down from Spo kane on the train today and will go Tomorrow he flies from Spokane to Colville, 14(1 miles north of Spokane. WU1 Be Here Tuesday. i back this afternoon. Lieutenant Fetters will fly from ! Spokane to Moscow, Tuesday, July 1. I He will be accompanied by his mech 1 aniclan. Sergeant O. Kessel, who has - i accompanied him all the way from j California. They will land in the falr ground . xhere wil , be no exhibition flight that day simply come to Moscow and land aad be covered and cared for. To Lewiston Wednesday. On Wednesday, July 2, Lieutenant Fetters and Sergeant Kessel will fly from Moscow to Lewiston and return. They will spend a short time in Lew iston and probably make some exhibi tion flights over the river city, re turning to Moscow in the afternoon. The airplane will Thursday, Friday Saturday, July 3, 4 and 5, the airplane will make daily flights over Moscow and sur rounding country. This is the object tor which the machine comes here. It was secured through the efforts of L. F. Parsons, secretary of the cham ber of commerce, with the assistance of Burton L. French, congressman for this state, who took the matter up with the air service department. Lieutenant Fetters is a pleasant young man, full of life and energy and enthusiastic for the army and the air service. He is as brown as an Indian, due to the heavy coat of tan he has acquired by open-air work, and Is the picture of health and manly vigor. Ba SHERIFF SAYS THERE WILL BE NO STRIKE SPOKANE.—Sheriff J. H. Scott, of Shoshone county, Idaho, makes the statement here that he expects the wage question in the Coeur d'Alenes to be settled without a strike. "It is a crowd of foreigners, a bölshevist ele ment, who are the instigators of the strike movement,'' says Sheriff Scott. "They are a gang who were run out of Butte and who recently came into the Coeur d'Alenes. The American miners and the men who are resi- dents of the district appeaç to he sat- isfied that the mining companies are doing the best possible under prevail- ing market conditions." - SSî - BIG BOWERY DANCE FRIDAY EVENING BENEFIT BALL GIVEN FOR RE TURNED SOLDIERS' MOS COW ORGANIZATION i The general public is very strong | ly urged to patronize and attend the bowery dance which will be given on Friday evening of this week, at the new bowery pavilion now being erect ed on South Main street. This dance will be given under the auspices of and for the benefit of the Latah Post of the American Legion, in conjunction with the Daughters of Veterans, and the affair will be one of the jolllest and pleasantest of the summer. The soldiers who have been estab lishing the Latah post of the Amer lean Legion have been promised many things heretofore, but so far little has been done for them. It is highly important that the organization should receive the hearty support of the entire community, and the com mittee in charge is anxious that a rec ord crowd should be in attendance. Splendid music and an excellent floor have been provided, and the de- lightfully cool evenings for which Moscow is famous, will make the bow- ery dance on Friday evening an ideal entertainment. - pea - Arlie Decker, land agent of the Pot latch Lumber company at Potlatch motored to Moscow yesterday, return ing to Potlatch today.