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Mrs. J. A. Sudderth is in receipt of a
letter from Mrs. E. R. Sizer, of Tacoma.
whose husband well known here where
Se SmSy lived tor a number of years
is onThe fighting front Tn France 7 and
has been promoted to a captaincy. Al
bert Vennigerholz, of Moscow, is a ser
géant in Captain Sizer's company. The
Sizer and Sudderth families were very
close friends when the former lived in
Moscow and Mrs. Sizer and Mrs. Sud
derth continue their acquaintance by
correspondence. In a letter to Mrs.
Sudderth Mrs. Sizer says that her hus
band says he is very proud of every
man in his company" Mrs. Sizer en
closed a clipping from the Tacoma Daily
Ledger, telling of a visit of a reporter
for that paper to the Sizer home and
giving extracts from a letter Captain
Sizer had written to his wife. The
[MAN TELLS OF FIGHT
CAPTAIN SIZER. WHO LIVED IN
MOSCOW MANY YEARS, TELLS
OF THE WAR
story was illustrated with a picture
Captain Sizer, the baby mentioned in the
picture and the German helmet the baby
wore when the reporter visited the home,
The story, as told by The Ledger fol
A bahv's »ink tieht-curled fist flonned
with feeble blows against the ugly g?ay
and green helmet with the crest of the
Prussian guard on its side, and two deep
dimples danced into being as his big
brother, 12 years old. took the helmet
and forced it rakishlv on his head,
The helmet has come from daddv—
Gant F R Sizer of the 316th Ammu'ni
tion Train of the 91st Division. Six
Sizer children ranging from Neil, five
months' old, to Edgar 12 vears old, are
the proudest kids in Tacoma, Baby
Neil's pride is an impersonal sort of
affair of course for he was oiilv five
weeks old when ins father buried a kiss
in his soft little neck and entrained
with the division - but Edgar—well, you
can't touch him with a 10-foot pole
these days. He's the kind of the gang
and the pride of the neighborhood, for
there isn't another helmet quite like his
in the whole city.
All the Boys Try It On.
If he'd charge admission, he'd have
had a small boy's fortune by this time
from the number who've tried on that
helmet, examined the camouflage block
ed on it in squares and quadrangles, the
black and white Purssian Guard crest,
the scratches that must have been made
by pieces of shell, the heavy leather
padding, the chin strap, and lifted it for
weight, and said :
"Gee, that guy must 'a been hard
headed guy that wore that helmet!"
The helmet arrived Monday, sewed
tight in a piece of dirty sacking and
addressed to Mrs. Sizer. Inside of it j
was a dirty, mud smeared, wrinkled cap
of Prussian gray with red edge, of the
officer who was killed when Capt. Sizer
and his men ran into a German dugoutl
passed over by the victorious Yankees!
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and took 14 men prisoners. The German
heutenant was killed in the scuffle.
The cap was lined with gunny sack
burlap, and dried on its edges was the
soil of France, retaken by the Yankees
after four years of German occupation,
Inside was an envelope containing a
crumbling cartridge that had been in
the belt of its French owner in No
Man's Land for four years, and a hand
ful of buttons from the coats of the
German prisoners. Mrs. Sizer has also
a small pair of house slippers made
^ r 9 m a French uniform and a larger
pa ' r Wad* ones for herself sent by a
French woman whom Capt. Sizer had
to]d of the wife who was soldiering at
h°™e, with six children for her army,
Taking Prisoners by Thousands.
"Our division is doing big business j
and has taken lots of territory and
thousands of prisoners, with hundreds i
of cannon and several thousand ma- j
chine guns," Capt. Sizer wrote his wife. :
"We are working night and day to get !
ammunition and grub to them. It keeps I
ns going night and day to keep up with !
them. We have hauled many German !
wounded back in the trucks, as the
roads are so congested that it is hard
to keep ambulances enough up front.
"The roads across No Man's Land
are a fright, but after we get hack of
the German lines they are good for they
have kept them in good condition to
haul supplies over them. I got a bunch
of 14 German prisoners yesterday. We
are pushing them back steadily. Our
headquarters are right behind the firing
line and shells hit all around but the
on, - v casualty was when the colonel was
hit wid ! a Htt . le pie . ce of shell. Our boys
arc st 0 I, ( U tay '. n g after th £ e Huns ' They
have 8 - 000 pr,snners so far.
"We found the 14 Germans when a
bunch of us were out exploring, and
captured the prisoners, a machine gun
and several rifles. They were glad to
be taken alive." '
Handles Ammunition Train.
The job of handling an ammunition
train is no easy one. Capt. Sizer must
keep track of every one of his men who
go out on any of the 40 three-ton Pack
arf i trucks, know where they are. when
they left and watch for their return.
Three different times he has gone three
i da V s and nights without sleep, he wrote.
For a time Capt. Sizer and his train,
were located near Gen. Pershing's head
quarters where they were billeted with |
the French people of the neighborhood I
and enjoyed pleasant quarters.
"The women work as our grand-1
mothers did," he wrote. "They do j
everything with a large wooden paddle. I
Some of the women tell me that they I
have lost everything, even their chil-1
dren, when they left their homes and do j
not know- w-hether they are living or j
Interior Department Claims Him. I
Before he entered the army Capt. !
Sizer was head of the mechanical de - 1
partment and shops at the Cushman !
Trades School here for five years. In a I
letter to him before he left Franklin K,
Lane, secretary of the interior, wrote: |
"I wish you to know that the interior |
department is proud of you. You have |
left friends behind you who believe in j
you as one who has gone into the great
adventure with a stout heart and splen
did willingness to sacrifice. We have !
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The announcement made in The Star
I Mirror that fruit was needed for the
1 soldiers who are sick or convalescent
I touched a popular chord and there has
been a veritable shower of fruit de
livered at the office of The Star-Mirror,
j the various hospitals and the mess halls
of the soldiers.
The 1914 Sewing club donated 39
quarts of fruit and two glasses of jelly.
Mrs. H. W. Cornelison. Mrs. J. L. Gray,
Mrs. J. E. Oslund, Mrs. T. L. Nelson,
and Mrs. W. A. Stewart also delivered
canned fruits and jellies to this office for
Fay Sudderth and Ruth Fanning start
ed out with a small cart to do
j humanitarian work and gathered up 35
quarts of fine canned fruit, which reach
ed the convalescent hospitals.
Francis Casey and Emma Nelson also
took it upon themselves to secure fruit
for the soldiers and secured the follow
ing amounts from those whose names
Mrs. Katie Driscoll, two
are given :
quarts; Mrs. E, M. Carson, two quarts;
Mrs. W. J. Hazeltine, two quarts ; Mrs.
J. W. Randall, four quarts; Mrs. E. M.
Paulson, two quarts ; Mrs. Ole Sletto,
, five quafts ; Mrs. D. H. Cameron, two
quarts; Mrs. Matt Korrigan, 18 quarts;
j Mrs. I. L. Collier, three quarts; Mrs.
I J. W. Schumacher, one quart ; Mrs. A.
! E. Sundelius, two quarts; Mrs. Tim
! Sullivan, five quarts ; Mrs. Dorthes Nel
son, two quarts ; Mrs. O. McCartor,
beets. Total. 49 quarts, one glass jelly,
The following persons delivered fruit
to the soldiers' mess at the University
of Idaho : Mrs. C. C. Hunter, one quart
fruit, two quarts pickles, vegetables;
Mrs. E. W. Smith, nine quarts fruit;
Mrs. L. Q. Torell, two quarts fruit and
vegetables ; Mrs. R. W. Kullberg, four
quarts vegetables: Mrs. Geo. Noies,
cabbage; Mrs. J. Hendrickson, one box
of apples: Mrs. W. J. Martin, two
quarts fruit and a glass of jelly; Mrs. E.
Arntzen, two quarts fruit and two quarts
vegetables; Mrs. J. A, Lindquist, two
quarts fruit, two quarts vegetables and
two glasses jelly; Mrs. A. H. Scheyer,
six quarts fruit; Mrs. A. S. Olson, two
quarts fruit; Mrs. R, Otness, two quarts
fruit and four quarts pickles ; Mrs. C. B.
Hodyshell, two quarts conserve ; Mrs.
C. Junge, two quarts fruit; Mrs. L. A.
Philips, three quarts fruit; Mrs. L. J.
Fogle, one quart fruit: Mrs. G. W.
Pitcher, two quarts fruit; Mrs. T. B.
McBryde, one quart fruit and one quart
vegetables ; Mrs. M. L. Handlin, two
quarts fruit; Mrs. C. W. Towne, two
quarts preserves ; Mrs. R. T. Holder,
one quart fruit; Mrs. S. O. Herrington,
fruit and four pickles
Mrs. I. W. Havens, one quart fruit;
Mrs. Ed. Lundquist, two quarts fruit;
Mrs. C. A. Johnson, two quarts fruit;
Mrs. J. Carlson, two quarts fruit; Mrs.
T. R. Dowdy, two quarts fruit and vege
tables; Mrs. H. E. Sether, two quarts
fruit; Mrs. Annell, one quart fruit: Mrs.
C. J. Munson, four quarts fruit and
vegetables ; Mrs. J. Otter, four quarts
fruit and vegetables : Mrs. J. Olson one
9 uart fruit; Mrs. B A. Smith, three
quarts fruit; Miss Olga Otness. two
quarts fruit ; Miss Ellen Otness, two
quarts fruit: Mrs. H. Sodorff, squashes;
Mrs. J. H. Richards, six quarts fruit;
Mrs. C. W. Miller, three quarts fruit;
Mrs. C. Carlson, two quarts fruit : Mrs.
J. F Fields, two quarts fruit ; Mrs. \ .
Ramstedt, one quart fruit, glass of jam
and two glasses of preserves ; Mrs. G.
y^ 0 *f e -, 99 e Quart fruit, glass of jelly ;
Mrs. J. H. Botten, one quart fruit and
°P e çkss Jellyl Mrs. L. Ostrom, one
pint jelly; Mrs. C. M. Matheny, one
lnt prune relish and one pint honey;
Mrs. Gus Paulson, two quarts fruit;
Mrs. V. Nelson, two glasses of jelly;
Mrs. A. Munro, two quarts fruit and
vegetables ; Mrs. R. O. Lee, two quarts
uit ; Mrs. S. Sundell, two q uarts fruit ; I
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THROUGH THE STAR-MIRROR
"Thou shalt call his name Jesus,
f«?r he shall save his people from their
sins." Matt. 1:21.
I n these days of trouble, when
ntßn's hearts are torn and rent, when
Hearts are burdened and grief-strick
en > ^ 13 fitting that we ponder the
words of text, for in them we find
30urce ,°f the world s hope.
The coming of Jesus into the world
is the greatest event recorded in his
tory. Men are trying to find that
which satisfies the longing of the
soul, the rich man said: "Soul, thou
hast much goods laid up for many
years, take thine ease, eat, drink and
be merry." Many are making this
same fatal mistake today and in like
manner will awaken to the sad fact
that they have missed the all that
your name on a roll of honor at the
main entrance of our new building, but
this is only a symbol of the respect we
have for you and your fellows who dare
fight for those of us who cannot fight
for ourselves, much as we should like
to. Whenever you have good news to
tell of yourself or any of the other of
our boys I shall be glad to hear it and
others in our service know of it."
In the meantime Mrs. Sizer is keep
ing the home going and the six children
their military daddy well and happy
and immensely proud of the soldier
father overseas. Edgar and Fern, 12 and
years old; the twins, Alice and Allen,
Harl 4, and Baby Neil, born just be
fore his father left, are the happiest,
brightest, most American children that
father ever fought for, and Mrs. Sizer
a real American war wife.
She's proud to sacrifice, and her chil
dren, her husband, • and her brother,
Harry Campbell, who is in her husband's
company, are her whole life while her
nation is at war and the service flag
hangs in the place of honor in the front
Mrs. J. Oberg, four quarts fruit; Mrs.
J. J. Weigand, four quarts fruit; Mrs.
O. McCarter, four quarts fruit; Mrs.
G - F ■ Albright, six quarts fruit.
. f mm THIS
OF THE IHFUIEII2I
MOSCOW MAN RETURNED FROM
SAN FRANCISCO SAYS EPI
DEMIC TERRIBLE THERE
W. E. Wallace returned last evening
from San Francisco where Wallace and
Cooper have the jobbing rights of Cali
fornia and Nevada for the I. L. C. auto
mobile lens. Mr. Wallace says the In
land Empire has escaped wonderfully
easy from the dread epidemic. In San
Francisco there are 20,000 cases of in
fluenza with about an average of one
hundred deaths a day. The terrible dis
ease is no respecter of persons, taking
the rich and poor, the old and young;
occasionally a victim drops dead on the
street, and in instances entire families.
Several of the prominent physicians
and nurses of San Francisco have been
victims of influenza. The ambulances
are going day and night. It is compul
sory for every one to wear masks ex
cept in the privacy of one's own home
or hotel room. Business is at a stand
still, having fallen off from 60 to 70 per
cent in many cases, and yet they cannot
secure the necessary help. Of course
no crowds are allowed to congergate
even war bulletins being removed from
the windows ; the mass of some churches
is given on the church steps ; no courts
are permitted ; no music is allowed in
Coast cities are conserving on lights ;
no lights are allowed in show windows
except at certain times ; cluster lights are
reduced to one late in the evening; no
electric signs as usual, except on certain
nights ; in fact, it is a gloomy city where
it was once bright and gay.
Mr. Wallace came home by way of
Portland and Seattle, where stores are
closed all day Saturday and open other
days from 10 to 3 p. m. All along the
way the sad sight of caskets and boxes
were exhibited at most stations.
Sixteen bodies were on the train as
they pulled out of Oakland, that city
being badly stricken also. So Moscow
can well be thankful that her population
has so far suffered so few tragedies.
Mr. Wallace will remain with his
family until about the first of January.
Christmas Cartons Here.
Mrs. Sodorff was the first Moscow
lady to present her address label to the
Red Cross committee for Christmas car
tons to he sent to the hoys overseas.
Farmers Ship Livestock.
Three carloads of livestock were
shipped from this place to the Spokane
market Wednesday by farmers of the
nearby district, and were sold at the
Spokane market price. B. J. Jones and
Hardy McCowan shipped a carload of
cattle, Leon Flansburg a carload of
sheep and L. L. Young, B. J. Jones and
George Ickes a carload of hogs. The
average weight of the hogs was about
225 pounds. It is not yet known what
the cash returns from the three cars will
be. The hogs are bringing about 17 3-4
cents a pound.
boys are not getting these labels as quick
ly as desired or those who have received
them are not calling for the cartons, as
only 12 have presented them to date.
These labels should be presented as soon
as received so that the committee may
have some idea of what to expect. A
rush at the 11 hour may cause some boy
to go without his Christmas box. After
securing the carton, friends will have
until Nov. 20 in which to mail it. Bring
your address labels to the postmaster's
office where the committee will serve
you any afternoon.
( is worth while. The trouble is men
are leaving Jesus the Christ out of
( their lives, and one who tries to lift
themselves out of the ways of sin
without Jesus is wasting his time, for
a soul severed and apart from Jesus
can do nothing, Jn. 16:6. We place
much stress on culture and training,
but the word saj*, The world by wis
dom knew not God. Germany put
much stress on her learning and cul
tore, but when put to the test her
civilization crumbled to dust beneath
the heels of lust and murder. Sin is
here and sin is a universal fact, and
with all our civilization, with all
learning, with all our wealth, the
world seemingly is not looking to the
Great burden bearer, or the one who
came- to bear away the sin of the
world, not that men have not th« light
but that men refuse to walk in the
light, it being foolishness to the world.
1st Cor. 1:19-25.
The gospel invitation is going forth.
"Come unto me all you that labour
and are heavy laden, and I Will give
you rest." Mat. 11:28. "Bring your
cares, your burdens, your sins, He will«
comfort us in all our tribulations."
2nd. Cof. 1:4.
L. W. GOSS, Pastor.
Swedish Lutheran Church.
"Out of his mouth goeth a sword, that
with it he should smite the nations."
In these days of national stress and
world-struggle it behooves the thought
ful soul constantly to recall the well
attested truth that the sword of God is
welded in war. God often employs this
terrible scourge in furthering his cause,
among men. By means of this terrible
agency He has often chastized, even re
moved, people that turned a deaf ear to
his truth and obstructed his purposes, tp
give room to other nations, more willing
and better fit to advance His work.
War removed the Canaanites and made
Israel a nation. War, carnage and con
quest built up Greece, Rome, England,
Sweden and America. War plowed
through the troubled waters, and the
waring elements presaged dissolution;
yet all but a short space in the foaming
wave followed the arts of peace. Science,
civilization, freedom and religion, in
short, everything which helps to place
man upon the sun-kissed heights of ma
terial and spiritual blessings, has been
heralded by the awe-inspiring thunders
What had the puissant arm of war to
do with that singular transaction, when
civilization and the church of God were
about to pass from the effete races of
Shem, to receive a fuller and richer de
velopment among the races of Japheth?
By what means w r as the western progress
of Orientalism arrested ; by what means
Oriental government, philosophy, re
ligion and society prevented from ex
tending over all Europe and across the
Atlantic into the New World? What
called Greece into existence and made
her what she was? What Rome, Eng
land, America; and scores of other na
It was the sword of God on the great
battlefields which decided the fate of
these nations and made them the me
diums through which the Almighty
wrought out their destinies. War, in
the hands of our great King of kings,
saved Europe from the blighting inva
sions of paganism and the religion of
Mecca, and prepared her for the high
calling awaiting her. It was the solvent
before which melted away her gross
barbarism, the sledge-hammer which
broke to pieces the baronial despotism
of the feudal systems and paved the way
to advanced civil and religious condi
The same Providential policy is still
operative. It finds an amplitude of illus
tration today.» It only works on a larger
scale. Greater issues, more universal
and vital, all preluding an increased uti
lization of the inner fundamentals of
spiritual and national life, are clearly
emblazoned on the escutcheon of accq
And. just as the noble spirits of our
revolutionary struggle, while pledging
their honor and life on the issues then
involved, in no wise fathomed the im
portance of that war, that out of the
hardships and death-struggles should be
born a nation which Israel-like should
convey blessings to all nations on earth
—likewise, no exuberance of patriotic
optimism, no statesmanship, however
sagacious and unerring, no amplification
of biblical prognostication, is today
capable of formulating an adequate pre
diction of the momentitude and world
wide resultants of the appaling struggle
in which all mankind is at present
This, however, appears safely estab
lished. that God, out of whose mouth
the sword goes out, is bringing about re
adjustments throughout the world, in
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