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VOLUME IX SCHLESWIG PLEBISCITE VOTED AGIST GERMANY COPENHAGEN.—(By A. P.)—Latest reports on the plebiscite yesterday in Schleswig show that Denmark secured 72,733 votes against 27,793 for Ger many. Only a few districts have not been heard from. (The vote was as to whether Schleswig should become a part of Denmark or of Germany.—Ed.) "Clown" Prince Acted Before He Thought. (By A. P.)—Former Crown Prince Wilhelm sent the tele gram to heads of allied governments offering to surrender instead of Ger mane whose extradition was demanded "almost on the impulse of a moment" according to an interview with Major von Mulheim, the former crown prince's adjutant, published in The Telegraf, yesterday. And Uncle Sam Did Not Answer "Present". AMSTERDAM, LONDON.— (By A. P.)—The council of the league of nations met today In the historic picture gallery of St. James palace. Leon Bourgeois, French delegate, delivered the opening address. Russians Sink Heavily Loaded Ship. LONDON.—(By A. P.)—A Moscow soviet government wireless message to day says: "According to a message from Novo Hossisk, when the volunteer transport, Karantin, with officers and officials and their wives and children numbering 1400 left Mariupol (in the Russian province of Yekaterinoslav) on the approach of the Bolsheviki, the volunteer army, incensed at being left behind, fired on the ship. A shell pierced the boiler and the transport sank with all on board. Chemical Factory Workers Strike. MILAN, Italy.—(By A. P.)—Two hundred thousand employes of chemical factories struck Tuesday for higher wages. Lodge Reintroduces Peace Treaty. WASHINGTON.—(By A. P.)—The peace treaty reservations as revised tent atlvely In recent unofficial bipartisan conferences, was formally presented In the STATE PEEPAEES T» ISTBODÜOElî ALLEGED CONFESSION OF • LOREN ROBERTS MONTESANO, Wash.—(By A. P.)—, What is purported to be a confession of Loren Roberts, one of the 11 al- j leged I. W. W- being tried here for murder in connection with the armis- j tice day shootings at Centralia, was. brought into court today. A. C. Baker, deputy county clerk, j and court reporter of Thurston County,, was. called by the state to testify ceming the taking of the statement, as a preliminary to offering the pur ported statement in evidence. Man Found in Hall« Witness. T. C. Morgan, who was found in- 1 the purpose. He was side the I. W. W. hall shortly after the shootings, will be among state's principal witnesses; prose cution counsel admitted that Mor gan was here for that Since the day of the shootings Mor gan has been a prisoner in the Lewis county jail at Chehalis. brought here last night. In the original information against the alleged perpetrators of the shooting, Morgan was named as a defendant, but his name was withdrawn when the amended information was filed. At the time of his capture he was in the I. W. W. hall with Ray Becker, one of those now on trial. W. R- Patton, a state's witness, in explaining that he had found eight shells on Seminary hill, could pro-1 duce only seven of them for ex hibition purposes. He explained that young son had used the other for a whistle. Members of the families of several of the men were visitors in court, including the wives of O. C. Bland and John Lamb, and the moth-1 ers of Bert Faulkner and Loren T. A. Simard, American Legion member of Chehalis, who assisted iu rounding up the men in the I. W. W. hall after the shooting, told of the I capture of Mike Sheehon, Ray Becker, I James Mclnerney and T. C. Morgan | in an ice box in the rear of the I. E. J. Lindlay, Centralia billposter, | told of finding the disputed 3-685 j rifle behind a billboard he was paint- , ing, together with three boxes of | shells. He turned it over to the | sheriff, he said, explaining that he had met C. D. Cunningham, one of I the attorneys for the state, on the 1 his Roberts. W. W. hall. day he had found the rifle and that | Cunningham had said that he had | been looking for such a high-power ed rifle. I I AT ASHTON, FEBRUARY 22 — ASHTON, .Ida.—Ashton's fourth an nual dog race will be held February j Washington's IDAHO DOG RACE birthday. 23 This year's races promise to be the best j yet held and are attracting wide at-j tentlon. ; Probably the most interesting of this year's activities is the entry of Miss 1 Gladys Aberhansley, 18, who is con ceded to be the best woman dog racer j in the United States. Miss Aberhans- 1 ley is a true daughter of the west, hav- ' ing been born near Ashton. "Ted" Kent, winner of the 1917 and 1919 I races will also be a contestant this year, entering his former string of ( I j winners. Mining Convention at Spokane. SPOKANE, Wash.—The program has been issued for the northwest mining convention at Spokane Febru ary 16-19. • Large delegations are ex pected from four states and Canada and the program is unusually inter esting. The convention will be held in the Moorish room at the Spokane hotel. 1 1 T , * ** * '* , ? , * , * , '? , ***Ti I j. üÂtot? /T? n ' S ^ a Session. <■ |. t , BOISE.—(By A. P.) The * * Idah ° legislature convened at * ; - ?i° on today ln . s P e eial session for ♦ . Î;! 16 P ur POse of ratifying the na- 4* j . L! 0 .. suffrage amendment. As 4* * this is the only business before 4- j " "■* |4 , 4 , 4*4 , 4'4*4 i 4'4 , 4 , 4 a 4 > 4>4'4*4<4> __ * 4. j ! I ( j ! 1 QUARTER OF BILLION' FEET THAT WILE BE POOLED AND SOLD SOON OWNERS HOE HEEPEO bers of Benewah county, at a meeting held here by the Hangman Valley Tim ber Owners' association, learned from United States forest service logging engineers that 260,000,000 feet of tim ber were available in the area ap praised for the association, and that 83 per cent of this timber was yellow pine of good quality. Logging conditions were reported excellent and the topography decided favorable for a logging railroad. The association accordingly decid ed to place the timber on the market the next 90 days. One hundred of the 200 timber own ers of the Hangman valley attended the meeting. The forest service re port was presented by j, j. Girard DE SMOT, Ida. Farm bureau mem and U. S. Schwartz, The Hangman Valley Timber Own 1 ers' association was formed under ' auspices of the Benewah county farm j bureau to enable homesteaders to dis 1 pose of timber on their land, I "One of the duties with which the forest service is charged by congress," says a statement from County Agent F. I. Rockwell, "is to foster the con servation of young timber, and thus aid in extending the supply for the future. And it is primarily to en courage and aid the homesteaders in protecting this young timber that the forest them. That is the reason the time of |the appraisers was given." Many of the claims in Hangman basin contain large quantities small timber suitable for poles, poets, ties, pulpwood or fuel. The forest service, it is announced, plans help the owners prepare a contract by which this material will be saved. • - MOTION PICTURES OF CRIMINALS TO BE TAKEN service is cooperating with of to SALT LAKE CITY.—The local po ilice department rogues gallery may be changed into a moving studio as the fresult of inquiries sent to various Pa |cific Coast cities concerning the film ing of law breakers instead of taking still photographs. Chief of Police D. a. White of San Francisco has in formed the local department the new system has been tried out there and was found to produce wonderful suits. re Every motion and characteristic act of the criminal is recorded by the new method and it is said to make it. much easier for detectives to recognize ot fenders. In the past it has been pos sible for a criminal to so alter his natural expression in a still picture that recognition by the photograph in real life was almost impossible. The apparatus, originated by Thomas Ince, famous Culver City, Calif., producer, is said to be inexpensive and not com plicated. I. W. W. Convicted. Chelan county jurors only took five minutes to arrive at a verdict of guilty in the case of seven I. W. W.'s charged with being members of a criminal organization under the law of the state of Washington. The diet was unanimous. ver MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11,192ft a 1 Monument of Waste % V 3>U v? à Ü zm Ê 1 A SSftiS A, m m y ■f* r ■ 1 'S:X '■ '■ ' <3? p sA Jgi TO» Ü I'• ■ p-.'ii • _ OF THE BOY SCOUTS ~ SCOUTMASTER HAWLEY HAS A CONFERENCE WITH CHIEF SCOUT EXECUTIVE WEST This week is the tenth annivers ar y of the organization of the Boy Scouts of America and National Good Turn week. Many of the big magazines are giving space to the g cou t Good Turn and with them we are urging that everybody do at least one ood turn to some one e]se this *•*■ The Moscow Boy Scouts have been delayed in their anniversary week plans 011 account of the influenza but as far as conditions will allow they intend to carry out the program. Scoutmaster F. D. Hawley was in Spokane Monday to meet with the chief scout executive, James E. West, who is making a tour of the country in the interests of scouting. Mr. West, in speaking to men interested in scouting at the Davenport Monday noon, stated that scouting has become one of the most important single agencies for the teaching of Ameri canism in the couhtry. He said that in the United States there were 10 million aliens with 21 million de pendents, a total of 31 million of peo ple who must be reached by Ameri canizing influences if this country is to become a unit in loyalty to Ameri can ideals and institutions. He went on to say that while the schools were doing splendid work that in New York state alone there were but 40, 000 out of 300,000 boys over 16 who went to any kind of school and that nearly half the boys had quit school before the churches did not reach a great per cent of them with patriotic teachings and that the boy scouts offered a great opportunity for this service in the nation. He said that scouting had at present influenced about one twelve; the were tenth of the boys, and that at pres ent there were 376,000 registered scouts and 106,000 men in scouting. The Field Scout Commissioner for the western district, Mr. Miller, spoke encouragingly regarding a commissioner for the northwest with headquarters at Portland. This will give scouting more expert advice and encouragement in this section; One of the most interesting dem onstrations of practical scouting was given by the Spokane scout firemen. There are some 160 scout firemen in Spokane, and they are trained to eliminate all danger of fire in their own homes and in those of the neigh bors. Each scout is given a district to cover and the Spokane fire chief said that owing directly to the watch fulness of these scouts, the number of false alarm turned in had been duced from 17 In January a year ago to 2 last January. The scouts gave some fine short talks of firemanship for Mr. West's benefit and displayed an excellent training in modern fire control training. Moscow scouts have just completed their second year's work and planning on a public jinks as soon as possible. There will be room in the troop for seven or eight boys as Mr. Hawley wishes to ganize two new patrols who will take up the beginnings of scouting under his personal guidance, boys are getting together equipment for advanced scouting under the Pine Tree system, and will be trained in this work by Assistant Scout Master A. M. Piper, who was trained in this work by Chief Scout Master Wilder. Any boys twelve years old who wish to take up scouting should ap ply to Mr. Hawley at re are more or The older once. Lockett To Penitentiary. Ky.—Under guard of federal troop, William Lockett, negro, convicted murderer of Geneva Hardman, 10 years old, who at his trial yesterday was sought by a mob that rushed the courthouse and suited in the loss of five lives when state troops fired upon the rioters, was removed to the penitentiary at Eddyville tonight. A special train carried hipi to the prison, where he was to be placed in the death cell, his electricution having been set for March 11. LEXINGTON re Spokane Pioneer Answers Call. SPOKANE, Wash.—Warren Hus sey, aged 83, pioneer banker of Spo kanç and the Coeur d'Alenes, is dead. He was among the first to join the rush into the Murray gold field in 1884 and subsquently was identified with the banking interests here for more than 35 years. WILLAMETTE WON FROM COUGAR LIVE OREGO.N TEAM DEFEATED BY IDAHO, 42 to 21. Beats W. S. C. 27 TO 22 PULLMAN.—Willamette univer sity's basket ball team last night ( defeated the Washington State Col- 1 lege five in a nonconference game, ; 27 to 22. The state college team was : made up entirely of second string 1 men, none of the seven players ma king the recent coast trip with the 1 varsity quintett getting into the con- ! test. McKittrick proved the leading j point getter for the winners, scor- : ing six field goals and five points on J free throws. Nash led the Cougars I with four field goals. The game was played behind closed j doors because of the influenza ban I prohibiting a crowd. The W. S. C. freshmen five lost to •, the Pullman high school team in five ! minutes overtime, 22 to 20. Me Carthy of the high school five scored 20 of his team's 22 points. Sorenson and Roberts starred for the frosh. THp I inpnn P I W. S. C. (22)) Douglas , Nash ... Carl King Gillis ... Burgess Willamette (27) Gillette Forward , Forward.... Wapato Jackson . Rarey Dimmick Substitutions— W. S. C.: Rathburn for Burgess, Krepps for Douglas, Fenn for Rathburn. Willamette—Mc Kittick for Gillete. Center Guard. Guard. - -, , te ÄÄ-F?eld goalÄ*et trick 6 Jackson 4 W f pato , throws-McKittrick 5 out of 9 at I t prnn fq ! 1 _ Nash 4, Douglas 2, King 1, Burgess 1. Free throws—Nash 4 out of 7 at SCn OF SEED IN IDAHO FEARER FARMERS WARNED OF CONDI TIONS AND ADVISED TO SE CURE SEED EARLY Good seed will be scarce this year, and Idaho growers will find them selves confronted with a big short age at planting time, according to B. F. Sheehan, field agronomist of the university extension division. To facilitate the distribution of whatever supply of seed there may be, Mr. Sheehan has devised a scheme of farm bureau cooperation by which seed will be listed for sale, the in formation to be made public through the newspapers, the weekly markets bulletin of the state department of agriculture and the farm Data is to be collected by the county agricultural agents and is to include the following information: seed, variety, price, amount, and ad dresses of persons having the seed for sale. Names of persons wishing to buy seed also will be taken, together with the kind of seed wanted, the variety, the amount and the address of the applicant. Stocks in the hands of various firms also are to be listed. bureaus. Kind of Colville Main Street Paved. Colville paved its main street last fall, no small Undertaking because of the unusual width of the thorough fare. Apparently the result eminently satisfactory, as the city has now decided to proceed with five additional blocks of paving and two miles of concrete sidewalk. was NUMBER lid YET EUR FROM SETTLEMENT WASHINt ION—(By A. P.)—Director General Hines conferred with At torney General Palmer today on the threatened railroad strike situation. Palmer refused to discuss the conference except to say he had been made acquainted with the situation. He denied that the department of justice con templates action. He would not say that the department would not eventually take a hand in the controversy. Hines Will Answer and Wilson May Approve. Director General Hines will answer the demands of 2,000,000 railroad work ers on his own responsibility from the railroad administration's standpoint, and then report to President Wilson, it was said at the White House today. President Wilson will then approve or disapprove his decision. Conferences between Hines and brotherhood officers were to have been resumed this morning but neither side was ready and the meeting was postponed until 3 p. m. Oil Land Leasing Bill Completed. WASHINGTON.—(By A, P.)—Enactment of the oil land leasing bill was completed today with the senate's adoption of the conference report. The bill now goes to the president. This terminates a 10 years' fight. The bill provides for the leasing and development of government-owned oil, coal, gas, phosphates, sodium, and oil shale lands by private enterprises and affects approximately 76,000,000 acres of the public domain, principally in western states. INTIMIDATED" WITNESS BY HANGING HIM, CHARGED NASHVILLE, Tenu.— Sheriff A. P. I Warren, his wife, May, and Floyd j Cummings, were held under $16,000 I bonds at Cookeville, today to await trial on charges of intimidating a United States witness, Fred Mur phy, whose body was found hanging in the jail at McMinnville, January 24. John Rufus Rains, 18 years old, was held in $1000 bonds. Murphy was to have been a witness in pro ceedings against Sheriff Warren, charged with operating a "moon shine" still. I CONTRACTS FOR 1,000 OUNCES FOR LATAH COUNTY MEM BERS—CAN GET MORE . , „ ,. . , hundred ™nces of saccharine to be us f d . m T ** '^ m Pa>gn, a fp ln ^ squir rels m Latah county during the com in S season ; Prices secured are $1.63 P. er ou " c ° fü / strychnine in five ounce tins, $1.68 for single ounces, and 35 cents per ounce for sacchrine. Ad ditional poison supplies will be pur chased if this becomes necessary. These poison supplies will be dis tributed to farm bureau members and other interested farmers in communi ties that have a serious squirrel pro blem and adopt squirrel control as a farm bureau project. Practically every community in Latah county that is organized for farm bureau The Latah County Farm Bureau has contracted for one thousand ounces of strychnine alkaloid and two work has taken up squirrel control as one of the principal lines of work. The plan for distribution will be to hold poison mixing meetings and demonstrations in all interested com munities. Farmers will bring their oats to the meeting and the poison will be mixed there. A supply of good grade muslin sacks bearing a poison label and warning has been se cured, so that each farmer can carry away his poison oats in a secure and labeled sack. While it ig expected that all interested parties, will attend the general community meeting and secure their supplies at that time, ar rangements will be made so that farmers who cannot attend or who find that they need additional sup plies may get poisoned bait or sup plies from the farm bureau squirrel project leader of their community. This plan has been in use for a number of years in some of the coun ties of Idaho and excellent results have been secured. MAY FORM IDAHO-UTAH BASEBALL LEAGUE OGDEN, Utah.—Steps for the forma tion of a Utah-Idaho baseball league to include Ogden, Logan and Brigham City, Utah, and three Idaho towns are being fostered by local diamond en thusiasts. Logan now is in the Cache valley league and won the 1919 pennant In that organization but is said to be dé sirions of entering the proposed Utah- I Idaho league. Mayor Prank Francis,] of Ogden, is an ardent booster for the ! proposed league and expresses be- | lief that if established It will prove 1 j j j I success. Old Veterinarian Is Dead. Wash.—Dr. Anderson, said to be the first vet erinariay surgeon in Spokane, is dead at Stites, Idaho. He arrived here in 1883 and was in and about the city for the next 20 years. Many Spo kane pioneers will remember the late Dr. Anderson, who latterly was president of the Stites Trading com pany. Robert ! SPOKANE, Big Hauls of Diamonds. SEATTLE.—(By A. P.)—Diamonds, which the owners claim were worth $20.000 to $23,000 were stolen in two robberies here last night. LOS ANGELES BANK ROBBERS ARRESTED ONE OF ROBBERS AN ESCAPED CONVICT FROM THE WALLA WALLA PENITENTIARY LOS ANGELES—(By A. P.) — Three of the four young men who yesterday robbed the Vermont street branch of the Home Savings Bank of $7,000 cash and $3,000 in checks, are held here today. The police say that all three admit participating in the robbery. Joe Carney, one of the prisoners, told the police, they said, that he was form erly a convict in the Washington pen itentiary for burglary and escaped. Robbers Did Quick Work. Three hours after four youthful bandits, all unmasked, had held up and robbed the Vermont Avenue branch of the Home Savings bank here of cash and checks totaling more than $11,000, Charles Scott, age 28, under arrest as ■ one of the rob was bers and nearly a fourth of the money stolen had been recovered. The robbery was executed in less than five minutes while the bank was filled with customers. The quartet drove up in a small automobile and three of them stepped into the bank unnoticed while the fourth remained on guard outside. Walla Walla Confirms Story. WALLA WALLA, Wash.—(By A. P.)—Charles Norton, alias Joe Car ney, was sentenced from Spokane county in 1912 on a charge of rob bery. SCORES CONGRESS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO ELECT CONGRESSMEN FAVORABLE TO UNION LABOR Organized labor's campaign to elect a congress friendly to it, was opened formally today by Samuel Gompers, president and J. A. O'Connell, vice president, of the American Federation of Labor, in addresses before a shipbuilders trade convention here. Both speakers vig orously assailed the present congress as "the most reactionary in the his tory of this country" and declared that from it labor need expect not the slightest assistance in the shape of "remedial legislation." Inviting the representatives of 500 000 shipyard workers present to join the federation in its fight to "reward our friends and defeat our enemies," Mr. Gompers promised them every assistance of his organization in forcing the government to continue the wartime ship construction pro gram to its logical conclusion, giving the United States the "greates mer chant marine in the world." "We propose to move ahead, no matter what obstacle is placed in our way," said Mr. Gompers. "The labor movement can not stand still; it must of necessity, progress." WASHINGTON. _ * , . ... Due . to ,, the iatlaenza . quarantine a»?'' ln tle \ ni J erslt ,^ £ f Idaho and the illness of Russell T. Scott, manager and baritone soloist, who is suffering with influenza, the much looked for University of Idaho Male Glee club concert to, have been jheld in the auditorium Friday night has been indefinitely postponed until health conditions are lietter. After a triumphant tour of south ern Idaho where the club concerts were greeted with crowded and en thusiastic houses, the Friday night concert wâs looked forward to with, considerable pleasure. GLEE CLUB CONCERT ILLS BEEN' POSTPONED • Flour Takes Second Drop. MINNEAPOLIS,* Minn.—(By A. P.) —For the second time in a week flour dropped 50 cents a barrel here to-, day.