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THE DAILY STAR-MIRROR
Published every evening except Sunday, Moscow, Idaho. YOST & ORCUTT. P. L. ORCUTT and J. F. YOST.... Editors J. F. YOST, Proprietors Business Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES: any part of the city carrier to (Delivered by Per Month.. (Payment in advance to a date one month or more from the date of payment.) Three Months Six Months.. One Year... By mail (Outside of city and on rural routes) Per Month.. Three Months Six Months.. One Year.... $1.50 2.75 5.00 35c $1.00 1.75 3.00 Application for entry at Post Office at Moscow, Idaho, for transmission through the mails as second class matter, pending. The Evening Star-Mirror is delivered every evening (except Sunday) by carrier in Mos cow, between the hours of 3:30 and 5:00. All complaints of whatsoever nature should be made at the office at once. All copy for advertisements must be in the office at 10:00 a. m. of day on which they are to appear. Classified Ad. Rates: One cent a word each insertion, minimum charge 25c. All classified ads. payable in advance. The Daily Star-Mirror carries the United Press Association Service. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1911. THE MESSAGE OF THE STAR. Go to the window tonight and look out upon the city, yonder where the barracks of want huddle in the sha dows, and tenements stand bleak against the sky; where pitiable, cowed children of privation, wistful and wan, vein-hungry and heart-hungry, lie in the cold and dream Christmas dreams that can never come true—dreams such as you dreamed back in the long ago, golden dreams spangled with hope, dreams that will lose their way and fall, broken-winged, to earth, says Herbert Kaufman in Collier's. Once, upon the pinions of fancy, you sped in the mystic dawns; once, you and faith in magic argosies set brave sails for cloudland's purple zones, And now, youth is dead and memory Is stained with tears. And your ships come home and they ride at anchor. Wise man, what cargo did you bring in their holds? How did you barter with life? Did you trade well? Are you content? Where is your myrth and where your frankincense? Where is hap piness and where peace and where is the glory of mercy and the joy of giving and the strength that conies with the lifting of burdens? Look up, behold the Star of Bethle hem. Heed the mesage. A thousand gray-houled women sit tonight with the ghosts of yesterday. Women, bagged by toil, gaunt and bruised; women with empty pockets and empty pantries and empty stoves; women face to face with the dreariest tragedy in ail mother-hood, the planation of the empty Christmas stocking. And the Star of Bethlehem keeps calling to yoq: "Wise Man, Wise Man! Gather your gifts and go forth in the name of the Lord to the manger where soever the Child awaits your coming." ex "I am for keeping every dollar's worth of the county printing at home," said a prominent farmer to the Star Mirror yesterday. "1 believe in build ing up the community in which I live, for it is to the interest of the people who pay the taxes and land here to maintain those who working for the benefit of the people. I prefer to have my part of the taxes paid for printing spent here at home. I want to see a paper like the Star Mirror. that is benefitting me, get ail the support the people have to give it. and I know of a lot of people who feel just as I do about it. I think Mr. Gemmlll has made a mistake that own are GOOD PERFUMERY L Is one of a woman's strongest weapons. Therefore one of the most acceptable Christmas gifts for a lady, young or old, Is some of our Good Perfume put up in beautiful Christmas boxes or in a DeVllbiss Toilet Atomizer. One that is guaranteed to work. ECONOMICAL PHARMACY WHERE QUALITY COUNTS BOLLCS « LINDQUIST, Proprietor. f The Business Man's Bank A Bank for Savings, Too ■» We operate our Savings Depart ment on the same principles that have won approval for our Commercial Department — and that should be a safe guide to you in choosing the right bank for your savings. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MOSCOW he will regret, for he cannot convince the people that he acted as they would have had him. This work, I am told, has been done here in the county, and could still be done here, and why not? Why should it be sent out to Spokane and done at a price almost twice as high ' as was charged but a year be fore. For one I am pleased that the supreme court has upheld the law, for as long as public officials insist on ignoring home people it is good to know that there is a way to compel them to respect the wishes of the tax payers." There is a lot of satisfaction in knowing that Moscow is soon to have one of the finest high school build ings in the state. It will be a credit to our people, and make our town the ideal home city in the Northwest. It will, therefore, add more than its cost to the value of real estate within the district. It will prove one of the best investments a community ever made. And now the people of the Yakima valley and other famous fruit sections are waking up to a realization that there are other sections in the world that can produce something besides wheat. And Latah county isn't selling land for $500 an acre either. One consolation, when the present taxes are collected there will be no joke about Latah county being out of debt. Let us give the county board credit for this, for it is good business to raise the money and pay the debt. Too bad that Moscow put it all over them at the National Apple show, and it wasn't a good year for apples around Moscow either. Think what we could do if we'd really tried. Moscow spirit is coming to mean something. We are waking up to a realization of what we have, and are beginning to understand that the men behind a town makes the town. Now is the time of the year when the féllow who owns a lot of prop erty sort of envies the fellow who don't. it will take more than Coeur d'Alene to turn the boody prize into a sweep stakes. Before they get through with it they will look like thirty cents. It will be just like Moscow to wake up and find that Santa Claus has filled her stocking with sweepstakes. Inquiries Coming Thompson Brothers report increased inquiries relative to Moscow and La tah county, the direct result of the winnings made at Spokane with Latah county products and Moscow apples. "The peculiar thing," said Charles Thompson, "is that many of these are coming from people who have lived In the Inland Empire for years, but who have just discovered that Moscow and Latah county are on the map. It is evi dent that there is to be something do ing in the next few months." TAKES DRINKS ON HOUSE St. Joseph Imbiber Holds Up Bar tender for Six Cocktails. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dec. 19.—A new kind of hold-up man came to light yesterday, when James Chilton, night bartender at a hotel bar, was forced at the point of a revolver to make six Manhattan cocktails for the highway man. The robber drank the cocktails as fast as they were made and then walked out of the place. Although the cash register contained a large sum of money, the robber made no effort to get it. He appeared satisfied when he got the cocktails. It was about 2 o'clock in the morn ing when Chilton, who was dozing in a chair at a table in front of the bar, Was suddenly ordered to throw up his hands. Looking up, he saw a mask ed man standing over him with a gun in his hand. "Get around behind that bar and make a Manhattan cocktail, and be quick about it!" said the robber. He liked it so' well he drank six. Settlement by Nat Goodwin. SANTA ANNA, Cal., Dec. 19.—By the terms of four documents filed for record in the county court here today Nat C. Goodwin, the actor, has set tled al Iclaims held against him by his former wife, Edna Goodrich Goodwin, for the sura of $60,000 to be paid in three instalments. WALLIS WINS FIGHT FOR POUND BUTTER Some of the largest creameries in lowa and Nebraska which are doing business in this state surrendered yes terday to the Idaho health depart innt. Letters received by James H. Wallis, state dairy, food and sanitary inspector, yesterday proved that the creameries have abandoned their posi tion and are going to co-operate with the office in its demands for full One case of butter, labeled "one pound," weight butter, each package was received yesterday, and will be ■ pul through the most rigid tests that | the office can impose to determine the shrinkage points and the length of time that they can stay in a store be fore the action of the air causes them tp lose weight or to fall below the standards set by the state laws in any other way. Give Extra Weight. The Blue Valley creamery of Sioux City, Iowa, has been delivering butter at Idaho points weighing 16% ounces instead of merely the full pound. They have been charging their deal ers an extra half cent a pound for this measure, but are now asking the health office to make these tests in order to determine whether or not their butter will meet all of the stand ards and weigh a full pound for the period that they guarantee. In reply ing to their letter asking if he would make these tests, Mr. Wallis agreed to do it, and said that he was not requir WAISTE IN COOKING AMOUNTS TO MILLIONS BOSTON, Dec. 18.—More than $20, 000,000 is thrown away every year by cooks, chefs, housekeepers and hos pital nurses, according to Miss Fannie Farmer, world-famous as an exponent of scientific cooking. ought can mix up a batter with one hand; break half a dozen eggs with the other for a New England sunshine cake; attend to the baking of southern "ap ple cobbler," and see to it that the meat does not burn as she passes by the stove to concoct ingredients for some luscious dessert—all at the same time. And she can do this without any waste. Miss Farmer has been ma king delicious edibles for same years over two decades, and she has been teaching others how to make them without much money. Miss Farmer, according to herself, is no radical but she "does get mad" when she sees the way the young wife, or the careless cook, or the non-think ing nurse, will "murder good food." "The cost of living has certainly gone up with skips and jumps," said Miss Farmer, "and it costs more now to make a cake or a pie or roast a beef for dinner than formerly. It is true that many grocers, by their coun ter characteristics, appear to be de PURE FOOD GOOD FOOD GLEAN FOOD "Everything in Sight " mgpnSTIME LUNGH GO UNTER " Tind the Price is Riäht" ONLY a GOLD If neglected may lead to disgusting Catarrh, Chronic Bronchial ail ments or Consumption NYALS COLD TABLETS Are a happy tion of cole combina d nipping drugs—better, far bet ter than quinine. EVERY BOX GUARANTEED Satisfaction or money back. Alward's Corner Drug Store "No Secrets—We Take Our Own Medicine." ing them to put in 16% ounces of but ter. that all he was anxious about was the full pound, and that he did not think the dealer ought to have to pay more for the butter simply because the creamery was not meeting require ments. The answer yesterday showed that the method that the company had used was a losing proposition, and that the dealers were cutting down their orders anej. buying else where. Then they surrendered. The took Fairmont creamery at Omaha the same view of things in the letter that it wrote to the inspector, Wallis Wins His Point. The action is the sequel to the re cent prosecution of dealers in various places over the state for short weight butter. In practically every instance the creameries have' paid the fines that have been imposed by the court, and they have been made to feel that it is up to them to ship full weight goods into this state. They said that they are putting butter up in especial packages for the Idaho trade, in or der to prevent a repetition of the re cent prosecutions. In view of the editorials, news sto ries, anti-short-weight leagues and other instruments of the kind that people of neighboring states are using, as told in the papers received here, to solve similar problems, Mr. Wallis was much elated yesterday when the com panies decided to "come across." scended from those roving gentlemen who sailed the Spanish Main. But— and spell it with capitals—the groc er isn't to blame for more than 50 per cent of the high cost of living nor the cost of high living, either. "Much of the waste is through ignor ance. More is wasted through care lessness and the growing shiftlessness of the younger generation. Right here in my own school, after I have con cluded some demonstration, I will turn away for a moment only to find that the moment was costly. Twenty stu dents, in that short time, will have pared 20 apples or peeled 20 potatoes with no care as to the thickness or thinness of the paring. Out of the parings of the 20 apples or potatoes, an amount similar to that 'contained' in two or three apples or potatoes could have been saved." Most of Miss Farmer's students are cooks of the wealthiest Bostonians, who have had some instruction in do mestic science before their employers have sent them to Miss Farmer to learn some of her recipes. Many of those who don the apron and cap, how ever, are the wealthy Bostonians them selves, Other students are nurses from various hospitals. The students are the most representative women of the kitchen or of those who will be in charge of kitchens some day. It is from such that Miss Farmer draws conclusions that, by systematic use of food materials in the kitchen, $20,000, 000 and more could be lopped of the much mooted high cost of living bill. "Strange to say," said Miss Farm er, "there is less real waste in the hotels than there is in the homes and hospitals—never forget the hospitals. Sometimes in hospitals and similar in stitutions I have seen enough wasted in two or three days to furnish the best of invalid food for a big institu tion for one day. "Here's an instance. In supplying a convalescent patient with toast, the nurse always carefully cuts off the crusts to make it look more palatable. Crusts from many hundreds of pieces of bread daily are thrown in the slop can. All this could be used to make the finest bread puddings, for the pieces are not real scraps. The same holds good in regard to serving meats. The clean, tender, but perhaps stringy pieces are cast aside. The best kind of hash for patients suffering from wounds or similar injuries can be made from them. "Perhaps the greatest waste, how ever, follows poor management in dif ferent wards. Each ward Is given a certain amount of milk and supplies each day. This supply never varies; the consumption does. All excess can be used to make batter cakes, cottage cheese and several other palatable and nutritious dishes. "I have seen a nurse prehaps for a patient a meal of several dishes, only to have the patient say, 'Why, I can't eat that.' And out is thrown the tyhole meal. 'Why take it back to the kit-' chen?' the nurse answered my ques tion, 'they would just throw it away and I would get scolded.' "Of course, the waste in the kitchens of the rich, where servants have charge, is enormous. I have known of cases where, when sour milk was needed for cake or other things, the servant bought milk ahead and let it 1911 THE BEST XMAS GIET A savings account opened with this bank for children, relatives or friends, is a superb holiday present. The money will be safe and will earn interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum, com pounded four times a year. I We invite you to make use of this bank. THE MOSCOW STATE BANK sour, although several quarts could be saved from left over milk In a day or two. "But, the waste that counts the most in forcing up the cost of living is in the kitchens of the middled ass fam ily. The same lack of system seen in the hospitals holds also in the private family.- Three out of every five house wives who complain about how their grocery bills run up each month, cut these same bills at least one tenth by such means as by using the yolk of the egg for coffee after using the white for cake frosting, instead of breaking another egg the next morning. "We hear a great deal these days of conservation of natural resources. Let the women of the nation apply the great principle to their kitchens and we will be a richer and better nation." KILLS BROTHER AND HIMSELF Quarrel Over Chickens Causes Trag edy ou Farm Near Centralia, Ill. CBNTRALIA, Ill., Dec. 19.—Sam Lewellyn, 32 years old, was shot and killed by his brother, Stephen Lewel lyn, 38, at the former's home at luka, north of Centralia, today. Stephen Lewellyn then shot and killed himself. Sam Lewellyn was engaged in husk ing corn in a field near his home when approached by Stephen. There had been a quarrel of more than two years' standing between the two over the di vision of some chickens which they once owned. When Stephen approach ed, Sam endeavored to get away, but the former advised him he wanted to make peace. As Sam came toward him ». The Loyal Order of Moose INVITES YOU TO MEMBERSHIP It is 23 years old. Organized in Louisville, Ky., In the year 1888, April 12. It is a Fraternal Order. It pays benefits. It protects yourself and family. It aids you when you need it. It has a membership of the best. It is non-political, non-sectarian. It has 800 Lodges in the U. S. A. It has over a quarter million members. It is the wonder of the Fraternal World. Its watch words are Purity, Aid and Progress. It has the largest membership in Los Angeles. It has the largest membership of any single lodge in Fraternal Organizations — over 6,000 strong in one lodge. Our Deputies will call on you and explain, or call at Moose Headquarters, corner Third and Main streets. Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt is a life member. ) NOW ORGANIZING AT MOSCOW "AT THE SIGN OF THE BIG CLOCK 99 a Hand-Painted China HALF PRICE Our large assortment of Brauer Hand-Painted China will be closed out before Christ mas at Ohe-Half Price. WALLACE-GRIFFIN JEWELRY STORE STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS to shake hands, Stephen leveled a shotgun which he had been dragging behind him, and fired. The charge entered the left shoulder and breast of Sam. He started to run, but Stephen reloaded the gun and sent another charge Into his brother's body. Stephen reloading the gun and placing the bar rel in his mouth, fired. Sam Lewellyn made an ante-morten statement. President's Program. WASHINGTON, Dee. 19.—Two mes sages probably will be sent to con gress this week by President Taft. The wool tariff message will probably be presented Thursday. Later in the week will come one dealing with the government departments. A special mesage with the report of the economy and effeciency commis sion will be submitted early in Janu ary. Other messages planned by the President after the holidays are on Alaska and the cotton schedule. White Star Cream Station PHONE 94= For Cream, Milk, Butter milk, Butter, Home made Cheese, etc. TWIN PULLS ALFALFA Carload Just in ■■ —- also ' Flour and Peed le J3 *//>£/?