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NUMBER VOLUME IX MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 21, 1919 PRESIDENT WILSON WRITES - The "sickman of the White House" is so much better today that he is be ing permitted to take part in affairs of government again and dictated a 600-word letter to Secretary Lane, chairman of the industrial conference, urging action by that body to bring forth some measure of concessions be tween the warring factions of capital and labor. He has been kept posted on what has been occurring and is keeping in close touch with current events. The encouraging news from the White House today follows: President Takes Part in Conference. WASHINGTON.—(By the Associated Press.)—President Wilson, despite his Illness, is understood to be preparing to take a hand in the national indus trial conference in an effort to avert a break, which is threatened as a result of the inability of the capital and labor groups to reach a satisfactory agree ment on the collective bargaining issue. In a 600-word letter to Secretary Lane, chairman of the conference, dic tated from the sick bed today, President Wilson outlined his views as to the conference situation. The letter was immediately dispatched to Secretary Lane, who is to use it at his discretion. It was said. It is understood the letter might not be presented to the conference im mediately, but may be held in reserve to be used only when the danger ojf the conference breaking up becomes acute.. President Wilson is being kept informed as to the threatened strike of the bituminous coal miners, the treaty situation in the senate, the national industrial conference. « It was announced at the White House that the improvement In the pres ident's condition during the past few days, made it possible for him to re ceive reports from Secretary Tumulty on these and other problems. It was added that the president's physicians announced that while he did not sleep quite so well last night he showed no signs of fatigue and the proetatic condition is unchanged. It is stated that the declaration of imperative necessity of holding the national industrial conference together until it accomplishes the purpose tor which it was called, forms the keynote of the 600-word letter sent to Chairman Lane by President Wilson. * S Getting Together on the Treaty. WASHINGTON.—The possibility of a compromise between the senate ad vocates and opponents of reservations to the German peace treaty are said to have received serious attention at the conference of the democratic leaders I after Chairman Lodge had called a meeting of the foreign delations com- j mlttee to consider new- reservations and modifications of those reported out by the committee on September 10th. FOOT BALL EXPERT'S GEORGJK' VARNLLL, WHO REFERE ED SATURDAY'S GAMES GIVES VIEW OF TEAMS A very interesting report of the Idu ho-Oregon football game Saturday as seen by George Varnell, referee, who probably had a better chance than any other man to judge of the work of the opposing teams, appeared in Monday's Chronicle, of which Mr., Varnell is sporting editor, cle follows: The Oregon football team of 1919 has power. Coach Huntington's Eu- i gene aggregation displayed an attack on Saturday at Moscow that was too The aiti strong for the Idaho eleven to with stand and Oregon won by a score of 27 to 6 i i j . v. „ .. - that 6 Idaho ^has U turned* 1 out 6 in seasons. The Moscow eleven started!^. off with a rush and played good foot bail but the Eugene aggregation simply pounded their opponents into hrni on h. bju î Incidentally Oregon defeated what. Oregon appeared content to confine its attacks to the Idaho forwards, driving its plays through the middle] of the line and just off tackles with an occasional end run or aerial et fort to keep the Idaho lineup guess . CojMuuit rounding Wins* Idaho stoutly defended its goal line in the early stages of the game, out the Oregon attack was not to be pe nied, and after the constant pounding U fonvard in ^weakened per tih iv i n the second half and Ore ^on^^«fforts t ^nett^ OI1 more ^ C onsistent rons efforts netted moie .consistent gains and three touchdowns. Straight football was the order of attack for ' w . ... . fensive efforts were built up around -shifts and forward passes. Individ ually the Oregon team looked good enough to be given serious considéra tion in its future games. Steers at quarter played better ball than he did with the Mare Island ma rines last season and in Hollis Hunt . ington, fullback and Chapman, at has two powerful ground gainers. "Kenny" Bartlett at end was strong and equally effective in tue extremity positions as he formerly was as a tackle. Williams and H. Leslie showed to advantage at tackles. Oregon was far from midseason form, but Coach Huntington's team showed all the ear mark's of a powerful aggregation. Good Tinker at Idaho Idaho has some exceptions timber and the team should ter and stronger .as the season pro gressés. Thompson at full, Irving at half and BreShears at quarter all showed good football ability. Irving was not in top condition 'and his game suffered as a result. In the Idaho line Nagle at guard and Per rine at tackle were powerful. Whit comb, a backfield substitute for Ida ho, exhibited some exceptional foot hall and Is well worth future watch ing. Plastino, Idaho's right tackle, . also played good football and ap peared to have the goods. Steers mvt kicked Thompson in the punting work. 1 football göt bet Captain Smith is Third. SAN FRANCISCO.—Captain Low ell H. Smith arrived here at 11:60 a. m. today, being the first of thq fliers who started from San Francisco to return. He is the third of the fliers to complete the air derby, two of those starting from Mineola hav ing returned there before today. PREPARE AGAINST .. . . , time of peace prepare for war j 18 the belief of W. C. Bleamaster, i RETURN OF THE FLU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF UNI VERSITY OF IDAHO ISSUES SOME GOOD RULES ! athletic director, and others in charge of the health of the great student b °dy of the University of Idaho. There is no influenza here, nor near here, but they are preparing to com-1 rather to prevent it again 1 "? a fwot hokl m the big school. Ath j e *?. c ^rector Bleamaster bas is sued t ' le following set of rules which P eo P le outside the university, as well as those inside, will do well to follow: "Keeping Fit." No doubt this winter will bring a recurrance of the Flu, and it will , , . , , we " f° r fc " e students and faculty to tal 5 e eve ^ precaution in order to safeguard against this disease. The study rooms, library and class rooms should be well ventilated. It should be the duty of the faculty mem b er i n charge of class room to gee this rule is followed. The temperature should not exceed 66 degrees. F. Keep your feet dry and warm. Dress according to the outside weather and temperature. ^i OQO j omn .,2®" rt J"U? room ln damp " n * t wear too heavy clothing in doors. Wearing sweaters indoors is Qne f the most commdn causes of < Vr>] , „ students g. with ^windows open High tight co i Ia rs and neck bands induce congestion and sore throat. Be regular in your habits; eat I slowly; masticate thoroughly; avoid an excess of proteid diet; do not eat ! between meals; avoW an excess of can( v , ... , . Do not eat cold lunches during the winter months; get warm food at noon hour, if only a plate of soup. Practically every cold is preceded by constipated bowels or torpid liver, Drink plenty of water between meals and breath deeply Lack of proper physical exercise and over eating create favorable con ditions for colds. Avoid draughts when fatigued. Prevent sudden chilling of body after exercise. Anxiety, worry, dissipation, or ex cess of any kind lowers the vitality 4hd decreases the resistive power. All "colds" are more or lets con tagious. of fresh air. W. C. BLEAMASTER, Athletic Director, Applta Worth Millions SPOKANE- Wash. — Wenatchee valley apples will return $20,000,000 to growers this year. The estimate is made by W. T. Triplett, secretary Spokane & Eastern trust company, after personal study of the situation. : u Crazy Quilt TH'OL 7 t#y HAS 6ÖAE J W w I Zr m kvl VL Y/ Où Petrograd. General Yudenitch has captured Pulkova, about seven miles south of the city, and Ligova, less than eight miles southwest, according to unof J m r ill J BOLSHEVIK! FORCES BEING DRIVEN TO LAST DEFENSES LONDON.—(By the Associated Press.)—The forces of the soviet Russian government are being slowly driven back to their last defenses in front of ficial reports. Menace to Allied Forces Removed. HELINGSFORS.—Bolsheviki forces concentrated at Gdoff, on Lake Peipus, which constituted the most serious threat to the rear of General Yudenitch, have been dispersed. This has removed the menace of the advance against the communications of the anti-bolshevist forces before Petrograd, which War Minister Trotzky is reported to have declared recently would decide the fate of the city, rather than the defenses of the old capital itself, General Yudenitch Concentrates Forces. HELINGSFORS.—(By the Associated Press.)—General Yudenitch has en countered strong bolshevik resistence beyond Pulkovo, about seven miles south of Petrograd. He has, therefore, halted his advance, to concentrate his forces while awaiting reinforcements and heavier artillery. One hundred AMSTERDAM.—(By the Associated Press.)— Commissary Zinoveiff, chief of the bolshevik representatives at Petrograd, has withdrawn from that çity and taken with lum,aU man able to bear arms, according to reports to the German press. Official documents and cash have been taken to Moscow, it is declared. heavy guns reached his army today. Bolsheviki Forces Withdrawn. LONDON— (By the Associated Press.)—Orel has been retaken by Bolsheviki who defeated 19 regiments of General Mamontoff's army outside of Voronezth, Bolsheviki Make Strong Claims. according to a radiogram sent out by the soviet government at Moscow. INDIAN LANDS TO BE SOLD DECEMBER I FIFTY-THREE PARCELS OF LANDS ( OF NEZ PERCE HEIRS WILL i BE SOLD THEN LEWISTON.-What is perhaps the |largest sale of Indian heirship lands called on the Nez Perce reservation j has been advertised for December 1, 1 1919 A total of 53 parcels of laud are ladvertised for sale, the aggregate j acreage being 3890.61 acres and the appraised value of this land is $161, be!203.05. ... , . , , Sealed bids will be received by the superintendent in charge of the Nez Perce agency, at agency office, Lap wai, Idaho, until 2 p. m. on date of sale, at which time bids will be opened. All bids shall be inclosed in a sealed envelope, which must be marked by the bidder: 'Bids for In dian lands,' with date for opening bids, but the description of the land 011 lbe e ^ ve l°P e * Bidders desiring to purchase more th f n f tract sboald ® ub " ! t a sépa rate bid for each tract. No bid for less than the appraised value will be considered. charge of the agency, for at least 10 per cent of the amount of the bid. A successful bidder will be required to !P a y balance of the consideration w 'thin 30 days after being notified, -Should a bidder fall to make payment of the balance his with Check or Draft, "Each bid must be accompanied by ja certified check or draft payable to the order of the superintendent in jbid shall be forfeited to ihe use of t jj e owner 0 f the land, less the cost of advertising etc. | The right to reject any apd all bids is reserved to the commissioner of Indian affairs.' 'Under no circumstances will the superintendent or other officer in charge or any person connected with the agency office or the Indian serv ice, be permitted to bid or to make or prepare any bid,, or assist any prospective bidder in preparing his bid. Subject to Lease. "All sales are subject to any exist ing lease. Rental for period up to date of approval of sale will be col lected for Indian owner. "Purchasers shall pay conveyaifcing, and in the costa of addition the If the pur following sums, to-wit: chase price Is $1000 or less, $1.50; if it be more than $1000 and not more than $2000, $2; if the purchasing price is more than $2000, $2.50, to be used by the officer in charge to pay for advertising the land, "Bidders, owners and other inter . , , . , SI .rfopmea r " "The award will be made to the 'highest bidder complying with terms of the sale, and ''hecks of un successful bidders will be immedi ately returned to them, upon their receipting for same. the "Lands sold will be conveyed di rect to the purchaser by patent in fee simple from the United States, Patents wil contain a clause to the effect that the United States re-. serves the right of way over the landj conveyed for all ditches and canals! constructed by authority of the Uni ted States." * + been two years old tomorrow, ♦ + was drowned in a peculiar man- ♦ + ner at the home of his parents. ♦ Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harper, near ♦ ♦ d 5 , 'T I T s ° n ' Yesterday evening. The ♦ t child fell headfirst into a five- + T gallon jar of water and was dead ♦ + when found some time later. ♦ T !ü ad be ™ made for the + ♦ child, whose body was found ♦ ♦ after the place had been ♦ ♦ thoroughly gone over. The par- ♦ Î ™ ts , are , P^Pftrate with grief. ♦ ♦ The little fellow was unusually ♦ bright. The funeral will be held + ♦ at Johnson Presbyteyan church + ♦ at 3 o'clock tomorrow (Wednes- ♦ ♦ day) afternoon and the inter- ♦ ♦ ment will be in Fairmount ceme- ♦ + tery. A number of Moscow ♦ ♦ friends of Mr. and Mrs. Harper, + ♦ including Mayor and Mrs. Gib- ♦ + son and Professor and Mrs. G. ♦ + M. Miller plan to attend the ♦ ♦ funeral. **+♦*+++***+*+*+* -Bfc + ** + + + + ♦ + + +♦♦* + + + Child Drowned In Jar Floyd Harper, who would have ♦ ♦ * ♦ Boy is Prize Winner. SPOKANE.—Louis Oberson, aged 15, won first prizes on 13 varieties of gar den vegetables in the boys' and girls' clubs competition at Whitman county fair held in Colfax. Four children in the B, F. Kämmerzell family took prizes i nthe Wilcox exhibit. Canning competition honors were captured by the Sookum club. . Longshoremen'g Strike Ends NE WYORK.— B. N. Squires, retary of the national adjustment commission announced that he has been officially notified the longshore men employed on the Chelsea piers, comprising the largest local in this port, will return to work tomorrow. SPOKANE.—During the week end ing October 19, Yakima shipped 1145 cars of apples, which is estimated to have returned $1,731.240 to the grow Ships Many Apples. ers. COAST BANKER JELLS ABBOT An ably written article that will be of interest to Moscow and Latah county people,, as it deals with an in stitution in which they are interested, the First National Bank, reorganized last week- and tells interesting facts about J. K. McCornack, the new pres idnt of that bank, appeared in the last issue of the Coast Bakner, a financial publication published at San Francisco; It follows: It is a trite saying that an institu . , ,, , , , - tion is the lengthened shadow of a .. . . 18 n ? a y well be added, that institution is also the expansion of an idea. Both of these conceptions are unusually exemplified in the Union Securities Company ot Spo kane, which is the directing guardian of the success and destinies of twenty two banks in that rapidly developing section of Eastern Washington and Idaho known as the "Inland Empire." The proposal to form the Union Secur ities Company was made ten years ago by D. W. Twahy, president of the Old National Bank of Spokane, who, with a number of business associates, held scattered interests in various banks throughout this section. He suggested that instead of holding these stocks as individuals they form a corporation to become a parent company, which should obtain control of these banks, and administer their affairs in an aggressive yet conserva tive way such as to insure both secur ity and profit to their owners. And the central feature recognized as es sential to the success of the plan was the selection of a strông, thoroughly experienced, broad visioned executive to conduct and carry out the details of managing this family of country banks. man. an "The new institution was fairly under way, therefore, upon the elec tion as active manager of J. K. Mc Cornack, who for twenty years had been manager of the Security State Bank of Palouse, Wash. He is vice ' I , Company, and is credited with a large t part of the undoubted prosperity it i has enjoyed îrom its inception. I Scotch parantage he inherits the j thrift of the Scotchman with the I "hustle" of a real westerner. His par ? nt S, crossed the pl ® in ® O * om .™5? is children in an ox team nack was born at Eugene, Oregon- in 1863. The family settled near Eu or Mr. McCor gene, Ore., and as the father was j killed in an accident with a team of | 'horses and the older brothers had all 1 movec j away while the banker-to-be ; was still quite youthful, he had quite ! a large 'responsibility in farm opera tions, and has ever since been intense- I ly interests in that activity. I After . few year, in dJk.hip, and I having completed a business college I - 1 course, he finally became bookkeeper and teller in The Dalles National Bank, then particularly an important trading center for stockmen and farm, ers over a large territory. In 1889, ; ; with others, he opened the Security I State Bank at Palouse, and retained | entire management of that institution, j par t of the time without even a board 1 0 f directors, for over twenty years, and still is its president and keeps in c i ose touch with its operations. "The vicissitudes of that period," says Mr. McCornack. "managed by a rather young and inexperienced man, would make an intersting tale, and I feel that I owe what little success I have achieved principally to the dif ficulties encountered and mastered during that time." Continuing: "The country was prosperous and early dividends were 25 per cent, which tended to loosen lines of credit until 1893 when a very promising crop was destroyed by early rains, general j y w Rh some added cost in attempting to harvest it, and this was followed by 18-cent wheat in 1894, 30 to 32-cent in 1895, anc j around 40-cent wheat In 1896, none of which prices left any mar gin of profit and, in fact, general. I y showed a loss in operation for the farmers. As that section was almost exclusively a wheat-raising communi- ■ ty, you can readily see tSws distress I that followed the panic of '93 coupled I with the disastrous prices, and most of the people believed that the sun | could never rise or business prosperity return. It required either a buoya it disposition or a lack of good judgment ! to stick as some of us did, but the ulti mate result justified our hope and be-. lief in the future, and at the present time there is no more prosperous sec- | tion than Whitman County, Washing ton, and Latah County, Idaho. "The panic of 1907, while very severe, was not of long duration, and our loans at that time, owing to ac cumulated experience, liquidated themselves 60 per cent in thirty days without a demand for a dollar's re payment. "I do not know to what I should attribute any small success on my part, unless it, should be a good knowledge of the value of money, an intolerance of inefficiency and fail ure, and an unwillingness to admit defeat or loss until every energy and effort had been exhausted in an at tempt to recover. I have been in the banking busi ness practically all of my life and have a great respect and pride for that line of work. One of the most attractive features of my connection with this company was the oppor tunity and latitude given me by the board in putting banking on a higher plane and I believe the operation of this company has been a considerable factor in the betterment of banking conditions in the territory contiguous "From the close connection we hav with the banks, through audits an reports, we can quickly detect an tendency on the part of the managei to follow any line of unusual hazari My experience has been that promt action has saved not only large lossa to the banks but, better still, ha saved the business solvency of man of their customers. General Policy. "Our general policy is not to e: pl 0 it the business for all the prol it will make but to operate as a beni ficial and constructive force in ea< community where we are intereste paying- almost as much attention the protection of the customers a their interests as to the safety of t bank as, unless we can build up o communities and customers, we ci n ot succeed ourselves. The old ru of selfishness, in this as in any oth jj ne 0 f business, is rapidly givi wav to the policy of mutual prot tion and benefit, and every banker I feel th should endeavor make his customers feel that wants to help them to be of bene: in furnishing business advice ai that, unless he is a useful and hel ful force, he should retire from t business." Vice President McCornack has a] been president of the State Banke: Sectidn of the Washington Banka Association, and is chairman of t agriculture bureau of the Spokft Chamber of Commerce. The Union Securities Company w originally capitalized at $600.0C which was soon increased to $1,00( 000 with the enlarged holdings bank stocks. Up to a short time as twenty one banks comprised the U of institutions controlled, and this b came twenty-two with the addition the Yakima National Bank, the lar est in point of deposits of all the hitherto acquired, and one of the mo important in location and tribut» resources. The total capital of tl entire number of banks is now $86'! 500; surplus and undivided profit $511,608; while aggregate depesi are $10,367,066, and total assets $15 552,101. Of the deposits, the Yakin National holds $2'500,000; The Le^ iston, Idaho, National has $1,187,17 and the Wenatchee, Wash., First N tional $1,036,490; these three beiJ the only ones with deposits ov $1,000.000. D. W. Twohy, treasurer, T. J. Hui bird, and secretary, A. E. Reid, wh the stockholders are all men of lar affairs who have all contributed the upbuilding of the Northwe: How extensive are the interests co trolled by the Union Seeuritie, eo, P an y , ma y . be ; see ^ liX lst stitutions involved. They are. The president of the company ton National; First. National, M cow; Yakima National; Secur State, Palouse; First National, Ri First National- Wenatchee; Lew ville; American Trust, i Union State, Odessa; Harringi State; Bank of Edwall; Bank 1 Sprague; Connell State; Pros: ! State; Grandview State; Bank i Granger; Farmers State, Hatte I Farmers State, Nez Perce; Bank i Ho; Bank of Spirit Lake; First £ | tional, Mullan; State Bank of Sp: ! gle. English Mine Disaster PENZANCE, England—A disas in the Levant mine at St. Just* Coj wall, caused about 40 deaths tod and many miners were severely jured. Mrs. Sly is Dead. Mrs. I. N. Sly, who lived or farm two miles southeast of Mosci died Sunday in Lewiston at the ho of her son. Mrs. Sly had been ill cancer over a year, in Latah county many years n Troy and of recent years near M cow. She had li She leaves besides her husband, children, Mrs. Virgie Whitesell, Iva Reed and Bemie Sly of Lewist Arthur Sly of Troy and Daisy i Lyman Sly of Moscow, Mrs. Sly was of a kind disposit land had many friends, who regret, learn of her death. The funeral I curred this ^fternoon at the Method church, Rev. H. O. Perry officiatij - [the dust, fell throughout La a Shower Lays the Dust. A light shower, just enough to county today. The shower was companied by a strong wind t dried off the moisture almost rapidly as it fell. A h eavy rain badly needed for the farms of county. The fall, so far, is the o ever known, according to old ti here. Walter West Arraigned. Walter West, charged -with crimi assault, was arraigned in dist: court this morning and pleaded guilty. His trial date was not fi| by the court. He is represented Morgan & Boom. Rebekahs Go To Botoe A number of Rebekahs and i Fellows left Sunday to attend grand lodge session at Boise. An cursion train from northern Id took 250 delegates for the sess Those going from Moscow were B D. Holman, Mrs. Alwilda Smith, B R|. Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Jo son, J. L. Naylor, Mrs. A. Flint Troy, and Mrs. Fred Perkins of G esee.