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FULL Leased Wire of the United
Preu Association.
/COMPLETE Service of the News-
paprr Enterprise Association.
VOl I 'MI 21. NO. 257
Her Gold Star
MlTtC—The Star ilof, n..t know the author of the following
letter It waa written In beautiful wtipt In the h.tttd uf a woman
Tho »he *a>- it wa» not written for publication. we feel the Irttrr
belong* to the public. W» a»k lirr forth cue*. lor publishing It.
bat H U too fine a thine to keep Ui »«mlln.—Kdltor.
Editor The Star.
pear Sir: For the past two years I have made a
practice of saving all the daily papers, and from time
to time I go thru a pile and clip out items of war
and various other things that would be interesting in
a scrapbook. Today was my day for doing this duty
and quite a pile had accumulated on top of my desk.
I vm busily scanning the headline* and clipping away when I
reached your iMUf of Spp(i>mtwr. On tfw front page wan the
beading Stir Liberty [iflt ilinipr No. I," and underneath In bold
type "My Son "
For «m' unaccountable muon I had failed t-v rnxl that article,
and a* I read It today an Icy hand clutched at my heart. How
tfnilar. in *om* point*, to my own Mad atory.
• • •
TW KXTY ITVK yearn ait" last June I»th. or on that day In
1I»J. my »n »>a born, and I wu th* proudest mother In the
world It mature-! not that my feet hu<! stepped down Into
the try water* of Old Jordan, and remained there for nearly SO
bourn, to bring forth my man child. My heart throbbed with )oy
at b» little head n tit led against my brwuil
U«" than a year later the father w,i« taken away from me.
and I wa* left alone with my mo I was vrry young and Inex
perler-ed. but wttbln ray heart were the all absorbing emotion* of
motherhood, and to the beat of my ability 1 brought up my Hon to
young manhood.
When he wa* Junt I* he wanted to enliat In the navy. I
wanted to have him wait a while and take a chance on getUng In
at Annapolis. But he wax impatient of delay, an I aigned hta pa
per* and he left me. for the f'.mt time in hi* life
1 knew then that thing* would nrvrr be the tame
■gaia between us.
HE went to the Great I-ok en training station, and frotn there to
tb* Atlantic CohL to gu aboard the I . K 8. Minnesota,
waa promoted rapidly, and at the end of hi* four year*
MppM over, being transferred to the dreadnought Oklahoma.
H* waa advanced time and again, and when war waa declared
*B Oennany he had already made three trip* across a* naval gun-
Mr. being one of the rtnrt to volunteer
The year befor». or during the summer of 1111, something
within me prompted me to make an effort to get back Ka«t and
m my boy- At that time I wa* working In the office of a rati
road In a large Montana town, and my *er\ Ice* entitled me *>
a pass
I went to New York city and spent two delightful week* with
mj mi. But during all that Ume I had a premonition that I would
■ever see htm again.
• • •
WHEN he took me to the Penn. station to put me on the train
1 crmld not keep back the tears He guyed me properly,
laughing at my tnirv, ind I. hurt to ih* heart. wM: "iJon't
kmh at mother'* I Par*, non, for thin may bo the but time you will
ever nee m»."
And he atlli laughed and said: "for shame on my bra re little
Bother Why. honey. In another two years I'm thru with the navy,
and then I'm ctmilng out Weil, and we will be tog-thrr forever and
the day afterward* "
Those were the last word* I ever h«wrd him utter, and
to mjr dying day. 11l ne*er forget them
I (like K. T. R-. the fatherl knew that that was our laat visit.
Mr laat words
MT SON died laat Christmas day In service T'.v blue >Ur haa
turned to gold. Hut I'm glad that he w:t« wllllnK to die, that
other* might lire, and I feel that I did iM.t suffer In tain In
ttvfac him birth, altho now I m a lonely, heartbroken war mother
I'm not writing thla for publication, only R T. IL'« letter
opened up a fountain within me that had to have an avenue of
•scape, and I lmpoae on you an-1 your time, for which I crave
forgiveness. I wrote once before, and sign, a* 1 did tl>»n.
Lord Cecil Says England
Will Urge Nations' League
tnllnl I'rnw Correspondent
LONDON. IK*-. S7. ilrrmt
Britain not only li ulllln* but
fctermimd that the peace con
|n*» shall nronlw a permanent
Imcu*- of nation* before It* «d-
Lord Robert Cecil. foremoet lirit
fch authority on this «übjtrt, made
thi* clear In an laurvl'w with the
I'liited lYes* today.
Cecil *aid he had never entertain
any notion of the peace delegate*
amply giving the league of nations
idea their hleMing and leaving the
details to be work ed out In the fu
toe On the contrary, he want* no
Own a Piece
of Land
An early in the new
year an pontible, take thr
fir*t nfrp toward acquir
ing titU■ to a ■piece of
prf/perty. Make a New
Y"ir resolution to thin
Set- Saturday Star for
the bent huyx in and
near Seattle.
opening left for possible failure of
the league to materialise
Investigation In government dr
rle* reveal* that Cecil I* *peaklng
the British government'* mind a*
well a* hi* own.
"Now w« know the horror of
war," he nald. "A year from now
the old clamour may return We
rnu*t guard against this possibility."
Outllni-s Foundation
He gave the following provl*ion*
a* the necessary foundation* of the
Ktnrt- A permanent secretariat.
.Second A fixed place of meeting
Third periodical meetings
These meetings must include work
ing member*, men really entitled to
*peak for the peoples of their coun
trie*. *uih as premier* find foreign
mlnl*ter* or their equivalent.
Meetings must be held at lea*t
once a year.
Fourth It I* essential that no
war *hail In- possible until It 1* dla
cu**ed, either at the periodical meet
Ing or at a meeting especially called
for the purpose
"Those things are the vital
thing*." Cecil said. "Of course a*
I recently outlined, the league must
have non contentious a* well a. l ' con
tentlou* features. It mti*t have
broader purposes than merely pre
vention of war*. It muat have ad
miniatratlve power* a* well a* the
authority to settle dispute*."
Silent as to Nea*
It 1* Impossible yet to get the
• -lonely guarded I!rlti*h official view
of freedom of the nea*.
Other Important principle* of the
peace settlement are freely di»-
(Continucd on I'aao TenJ
The Se atUe S tar
Has Lots of Fight Left Yet!
l.atr«t photo of "Mother" Mary Jones, 90 year «>l<! champion of
labor r«UM«, hlio lim %rl lirmrlf the tank of mm urine i nrw irUI for
Thomas J. Mooney.
"Mother of Wretches"
Battles for Mooney
Mary Jones, "mother of wretch™."
has an*w< red another cry from her
This time It'a to right the wrong*
that labor feel* in the rase of Tom
Mooney. sentenced to life imprison
ment In fan yuentln after a trial
that ha* drawn International criti
cism upon the prosecution method*.
"Mother." pleaded 550.000 of her
Illinois Federation of lat)or children,
"go out to ('allforn.a and sec what
you can do. There's something
frightfully wrong with the le.gal
machinery that ran permit a man to
be *ent to the penitentiary without
a fair trial "
ll'* ller l.ife Work
All her life Mother Jone* ha* been
answering such call* from the men
and women who toll.
And so this silver-haired, plnk
chceki'd. blue-eyed matriarch of the
masses packed her carpet t>ng and
took the first train for California.
Hhe presented her appeal for a new
Mooney trial to Oov. William I>
Stephens. Falling of results from the
irtate executive who commuted
Mooney'* death sentence to life Im
prisonment. she *aid she would
carry the rase to President Wilson.
What the great men of the nation,
and the organized working manhood
of the nation failed to accomplish In
this caw, the force of universal
motherhood which she embodies may
achieve, Ulleves the grand old wom
an of the labor world
In behalf of the llllnol* federation.
Mother Jone* In emimwrnt to carry
the contwrt to the highest tribunal of
the nation shoull Uov. Htepben* re
fuse hi* Influent e.
Commutation of senteni-e she char
acterize.! a* a cheap evaxlon of an
Issue that he ha* become worldwide
im l«*ue that Mooney t* regarded
a* hv mboUstnic.
"We want no charity," *he
said after Interviewing the gov
ernor. "We only want justice.
"Mooney Is nothing, but what
Four days are left —only four.
Friday, Saturday, Monday and
Tuesday are left in which this city
is to make good on its War Savings
Stamp quota. You, the individ
ual, must do your part. Even if
you can buy only one stamp, do it
promptly. Every stamp counts.
Tin: GUK ATI: ST DAILY CIRCULATION OF ANY paper /.v THE pacific northwest
Knterxl Br.,in.t Olaaa MatUr May I, ID), at the r.ntnfflra at Ifealtla, Waah , under «h» A't of (!®n«r«aa March «, l|7t
the ronrt* do to him la aa bl( aa
Ninety.year-old Mary Jone«, whoa«
life haa been a l*»ttle and a march,
carries In her feature* the trim * of
the yeara aprnt In mothering the op
preaaed. Hut the Imprint of bitter
atruggle* and of terrible picture* haa
not taken from her that remarkable
beauty of l>enevo|enc« that glows In
eye and cheek.
"The world la all right." aha aald.
"It* heart I* In Ib< right place. Hut
an few people know what'a going on.
They have to be educated. And no."
aha concluded. "I have to lie a tea« h
cr.aa well aa mother to my wretchea."
HTOCKHOI.M. I»ee. 27 Allied In
tervention In Russia. pursued to Its
logical end, can only produce great
slaughter of both sides, Itnrl* I.lt
vlnoff declared In a note to I'rcsl
dent Wilson on behalf of the soviet
The note, which became public to
day, wan to Wilson In !/>ndon,
simultaneously with a communion
tton directed to the American, Brit
ish. French, I Lilian and Japanese
embassies here, offering to open con
vernatlonn regarding peacs with the
Lltvinoff In understood to have
nuggontcd that the dlncunnlons In
elude boundaries, payment* of debt*,
minlmc and economic concessions
and the purchase of see«ln and agrl
cultural Implements.
In his note to Wllaon. Mtvtnoff
declared that the Rolnhevikl are at
tempting to build up a social aystem
In which all people will have equal
opportunity* He said the "Red
Terror" followed and did not pre
eede allied Intervention.
BERLIN, Dec. 24. (Delayed)—An alliance between Germany and the allies to defeat BoUhevinn was
proposed by Dr. W. S. Solf, former German foreign secretary, in an interview with the United Press today.
Solf declared the spread of Bolshevism is the greatest menace in the world today and that the victorious
allied countries are in as much danger from its influence as Germany and Russia.
More Yanks
to Siberia,
Is Report
WAKHIMiTON, l>or IT.—ln
creasr of allied military force*
In Kn««U for poll) Ing, but no In
(mention, was today given M«-
rim. thought licrr ami uliroul.
The disposition here I* against
Large scale Intervention lent that
should develop into Mar. The whole
problem. however, I* llkel> to rr y*•
tallttte, now that l*reeldetit Wll*on
ha* consulted with Ilrltlah leader*.
Rumor* have been current here
that another American division
would be sent, with four allied dl
v i»lon« to Increase the fornr* in
KuasU The** ntofle* lark confirm*
Name effort I* torinr made to
"smoke out" the ndntfnUrtratMtl'* at
tltude with a general declaration
that American troop* wil( not he
withdrawn from Huosia unUI that
country ha* been restored to *ome
thln< resembling viability.
Thua fur. however, the admlnlatra
lion hit* rrfuXl ateodlly to commit
itaetf to any declaration further than
that the "Hitu.ition I* unchanged "•
Korre Men Into Army
The Hturaian Holahevlkl have
drawn Into the army &00.00® citizen*,
moot of whom fear for tl>elr live*
thru violence or irtarvatlon If they
refuae to Join.
{Mate department advicea today
nave thla Information, adding there
waa a conalderable number of Au*
Irian prtaonera and Chlneae work
men In the "lied" army.
Kood la reported extremely acarce
In both T'etrogrnd and Moacow. anil
army inemherahlp la about the only
chance for many cltlaena to obtain
even alight auatenance.
Workera who loaded a Swedish
ateamer at Petrograd were reported
by a Hwedlah captain to be cmaclat
ed. weak, and no hungry that they
utole garbage.
The important dtlea of Odeaaa ond
Kleff are In dancer of capture by the
Holahevlkl, according to other ad
Preaa reporta of the attempt to kill
Gen. Bemenoff. the antl Ilolahevlk
leader, were coflrmed by dlaputrhoa.
A hand grenade waa thrown at
him. but he waa not aerloualy wound
A HnUhevlk uprlnlnff \n reported
near Omnk.
(I'nlUd I'ren* Staff Correspondent)
I'AKIM, Dec 57—-The only no
lution of the It oh* Inn problem In
Immediate iJlied Intervention.
IVlnee Uvoff, flr*t Nubian t*e
mirr after the resolution, de
ctared In an Interview with the
I'nltrd Preen today.
He suggested that the ITnlted
State* and Japan ahoulri furnish the
arm lee
"1 fully appreciate the dlslnellna
tion of the allied people, after four
year* of war. to Intervene In far
away Russia. but the allies must un
derstand that, unless the Bolsheviks
an* conquered, the propaganda they
are spreading thruout the world In
evitably will again menace world
peace. < mly we who have Just come
from Russia realise the extent of the
danger, which the allies and ncu
trala do not yet appreciate.
"Quicker, the llettcr"
"The quicker the allle* intervene,
th«« smaller will be the necessary ex
peditionary force. Two hundred thou
mind men would hi* *uffieient now to
put down the Bolsheviks, while by
spring a vastly larger fore© would la*
"Should the allien feel that general
lr/ervention la Impossible on account
of Mic fifteen they have already
made .they might authorise America
and Japan, whone military ntrength
haa not been exhausted like the
others, to undertake the work.
"Japanese forces already In Bunnla
number fiO.OOO. The Americana have
12,000, while the French and Brltlah
(Continued on I'nge Ten)
"The allies must forget that Germany is their enemy,"
said Solf. "We must unite in the one great purpose of
savin# the world from the dreadful consequences of Bol
"Germany has two kinds of revolution. The South
German revolution is a development of old democratic tra
ditions, the fruits of which will soon ripen into the estab
lishment of a stable government.
"The North German revolution is adopting the methods
and shows the influence of the Russian Bolsheviki. The
scenes we see every day in Berlin, Hamburg, Dresden and
the industrial centers of Westphalia and the Rhineland
find their analogy in Moscow and Petrograd.
"Personally, I believe Ho)*hevtirn
' In not only the greatest menar. con
fronting Germany and Itumla. tint 1*
equally nvnuint to all adjacent
countries, and once Hotahnlnn ha*
developed power In Herman >, it will
»pread all over the world like the
mint contAßlnu» of diM<a*e* It mvl
be the aim and duty of all the pow
er* to fight thl* universal enemy.
More Dangemin Oalskde
"Bolshevism l« even "nere danger
ott* out Aide of Rumla than In that
! country, where It originated. Kuaaia
in a huge country. living tinder alro
; pie condition*. It la rich In r*-
■ource* self supporting. and Ita food.
Women Joining Revolt of -
Mutinous German Seamen
PARI*. I>er. i7—The Teuton
Rolahet iki have occupied the
muru In K»wn, ejetrlnt all the
Judge*. according to > /urlrh
dL«|Ml< h received by le Journal
U«h). The dUiwtche* v.ikl the
lieniuui pre** lo becoming more
P««lmbllr regarding the new re
MJMXIN, l»ec. ?7 —Wives and
sweethearts of the mutinous sail
ors hate seized rifles and Joined
In defetta* of the royal palace
acalnet Ihe loyal guard, accord.
Ins lo a diapa« h filed in Berlin
W edneMlay night and received
by the Kipre** today.
Altho the nallora have technically
aurrendered, they r»fu.«e to leave the
city, and have announced they will
continue to aupport Chancellor
Khert. who permit* them to rerialn
"The city la on the verge of an
archy. and fighting la expected to
continue." the dlrpatrh aald.
Two dlatlnct confllcta are now un
der way In the city the armed oppo
Hohenzollern Palace Is
Shattered by Artillery
I iUUmI I'rfim i orre*pondetii
BKRLIN, 1 >e<\ 24.—Heavy ranual
t|p« wpto Huffered today by curious
bystanders who gathered to witness
the attack ft on tho royal palace,
where mutinonn nailers defender!
themselves against Kovernment
troop*. A great number of sailors
and soldiers also were killed or
A battery of 77 millimeter field
piece* waa brought up by the aol
dlers during the night anil artillery
fire directed at the palace at inter
vula thruout the day.
German Says Ex-Kaiser Should
Rebuild France and Belgium
LONDON, Dec. 27. Shooting the
former kaiser and his co-conspiratom
against world peace would be letting
them off too easily, in the opinion
of Richard Barth. socialist member
of the Herman government.
The best punishment would be to
make them rebuild Belgium and
Northern France, he declared. In an
Interview with the Berlin corre
spondent of the Kxpress.
"Personally, I believe the war
originated In Berlin," said Barth,
Poland Aroused
by German Order
ZT7KICH, Dec. 27.- The Polish
government lias decided to issue an
ultimatum to Germany, demanding
revocation of the prohibition ajpiinst
Kant Prussia's participating In the
Flections for the Polish iuUui il as
eemhly, according to re
calved lu re today.
commercial and Industrial machine
I* the mo*t simple, anyway.
"llolshevlKm Is accepted practically
a* a religion In politically sickened
Kusxla. but In the Western countries
lt» development* are merely along
-nateriallatlc line*.
"The most devilish of the Idea* I*»-
nine ha* given birth to I* the aot
(lienT and workmen's council, which
Immediately disorganize* every de
cent and sound organization and de
stroys discipline.
"We have »een Its work In Ger
many. I am *ure Ilolsherlinn has
prepared it* rroundwork In France
and Italy, the *ame as It has In Fin
land and Lithuania."
sltion of the tuiilers and their *omm
to orders transferring the mm to
if«*tal citle*. and the efforts of the
Spartarlde* to overthrow the Kbert-
Kcheldemnnn government.
The Hpartaeldes. under the leader
whip of Karl IJebknocht. have an
nounced their Intention of forrlnsr
the present ministry to resign. The
dispatch said they continue In pos
session of the Yorwnerts plant, from
which they are Issuing the "lted
Vorwaerts." The building Is defend
ed by IS machine guns and an ar
mored car.
A portion of the palace wan still
held by the sailor*, while the govern
ment troops held the remainder. It
was believed that Kbert. fearing the
sudden growth In power of the Spar
twldes. would halt the attack against
the sailors and seek to enlist them on
his side.
Many of them have already openly
declared their loyalty to the chan
oellor, In view of his disposition to
defer enforcement of the orders
transferring them. a
Despite the clow range, many of
the shells went wide and damaged
other buildings. Klylng debris killed
and injured civilians us some of the
shells exploded at a considerable dis
tance from the target. The palace
Itself was badly damaged.
Soldiers stormed and captured por
tions of the palace following the
bombardment, hut were unable to
penetrate the royal stables, in which
the sailors were firmly entrenched.
The crowd seemed to be divided in
its sympathies, but it was unani
mous in its enjoyment of the spec
tacle of the former kaiser's abode
crumbling before artillery fire.
"the main reason being that the
kaiser wanted to rule the world.
"The others responsible are the
crown prince. Admiral Von Tirpitz
and Gen. Palkensteln (Foienhayn?).
and Gen. Falkensteln (Falkenhayn?).
In direct contravention to opinions
recently expressed by other German
officials. Harth declared that free
dom of the seas is "nonsensical/*
and that the league of nations is
impossible, unless it is socialized.
Rescue Children
in School Fire
LONG BEACH, Cal . Dec. 27.—A1l
the children were rescued, it was
believed, at 11:20 a. m. today from
the American Avenue school, which
waa almost totally destroyed by fire.
This Is one of the largest school
buildings in Long Beach.
Taw. kr Mall. UN tm UN
Wilson and
in Session
(I'nltHl rnsea Correspondent!
IX).VDON, Dor. !1.-(irnt
strides toward amicable settle
ment of highly Important pwr
prrllminarinn *w made UkUv,
»hni I'rmidrnt Wilson. Premier
IJoyd (inne and Foreign Kerr*
txry Balfour nmfmrd at Hark
ing ham palarr.
This wts the dlatinct understand
! In* at the conrlunlon of the conver
sation l*re*ldent Wllnon met the
British leaders In hi* apartment. The
aenelon lasted an hour and a half.
The president la known to have
i "*r* down to cane*" with the pre
mier. Before Wilson return* to
! Pari*, each win know the other - *
view* en *och vital qoeetlons a*
freedom of the sea*. Indemnities. the
Hu*sian situation, disarmament, con
scrlptlon and the league of nations.
The league of nation* purposely Is
named last, since the steady swerv
ing of British governmental opinion
during the last ten day* in favor of
a definite league organisation appar
ently ha* left little to be desired
from Wilson's standpoint
The United Press 1* afcle to an
nounce that Ixird Cecil's Interview
with Ix>well Mellett regarding the
league of nation* embodies the views
of the British cabinet. It Is equally
certain that the plans, as outlined to
Mellett, were presented to Wilson to
day for consideration.
During the conferences a large
crowd stood outside In the rain.
Among them was Viscount Grey.
President Wilson unveiled n por
trait of George Washington In the
Downing street offices after the
Mr*. Wilson waa the guest of
Lady Heading at a luncheon.
A* the president and the British
minister* rame down the step* of the
palace, shortly after noon, they were
In high good humor. They departed
at once for Downing street, where
they lunched with other British
statesmen and American Ambassa
dor Davis.
President Wilson approached the
conferences with the greatest confi
dence that ft thoro understanding on
the lwisic principles of the peace set
tlement would lie reached. Ths
length of his stay In England would
be determined exactly by the prog
ress made In this direction.
He is expected to make the frank
est exposition of his views in hi*
"conversations" with the llrltish pub
lic. particularly In his speech at Man
chester. the great industrial center
of the country.
That the world need export no de
parture from the formula he has
drawn up was indicated in his speech
to the American soldiers Wednesday,
in which lie said:
"If we did not insist upon the high
purpose which we have accomplish-
(Continued on Page Ten)
U. S. Socialists
Plan Delegation
To Swiss Meeting
CHICAGO. I>ec. 27.—American so
cialists hope to have a delegation ut
the international socialists' congress
at Luzerne, Switzerland, next month,
it was announced Today.
Adolph Gemer. national secretary
of the socialist party, on trial here
charged with espionage act viola
tions. said passports would be re
quested of Washington for at lea.st
three delegates.
Hosides Gemer, those mentioned ns
delegates were: John W. Work, Mil
waukee; James O'Neal. New York:
Prof. Scott Nearing, Chicago, and
James Maurer, Pennsylvania.
Cold Wave Knocks
Down "Flu" Lists
cold wave sweeping the western and
northern sections of the country
brought a great improvement in the
influenza situation, public health
service officers announced today.
reports show fewer cases in
the districts visited by cold weather
than for several weeks.

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