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MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1918 VOLUME VIII NUMBER 63 _ _ BELGIAN MOTHERS ASlTARREST OF KAISER Mothers of young girls who were taken by the German army commanders k and forced into a life worse than death, have started criminal proceedings ■ against William Hohenzollern, former emperor, and the commanders of his armies which looted Belgium, and northern France, carrying off the young girls as white slaves for the soldiers and army officers. Extradition of the V former emperor and those responsible for the outrages will be asked that f they may be tried in France and Belgium for their crimes. The Berlin government has requested the Bolsheviki government of Russia, by wireless, to not send delegates to Berlin to attend a convention as con ditions in Berlin and Germany are not conductive to a Bolshiviki campaign there' now. President Wilson will reach Brest Friday the 13th, at 10 o'clock and pro ceed directly to Paris where he will make his home during his stay in Famce. Count Czernin, of Austria-Hungary, who was one of the leaders in the intrigues against the United States when Bernstorff was German ambas sador there, announces that he has faith in President Wilson's ability to secure justice for Austria and the other central powers. The Hungarian government, established since hostilities closed, will send a delegation to the peace conference at Paris to explain conditions in the new republic. ' The cable and telegraphic reports received today follow: Mothers of Girls Demand Kaiser Be Tried. PARIS, Tuesday.—Legal action against the former German emperor has been commenced by an organization of Lille mothers. The demand for prosecution states that German army officers in April, 1916, ordered minor girls taken from their families and that they received odious treatment and were forced into close contact with notorious women. Don't Want Russian Delegates. BERLIN, Monday.—(By Associated Press.)—The German cabinet has sent the Russian government a wireless message asking it to not send a dele gation to Berlin on December 16, for a conference. The reason given is that f the present situation in Germany is not propitious. Russian Bolshevikist delegates were invited by the executive committee of the soldiers and work men's council against the cabinet's wishes. Hungary to Participate. ZURICH.—The Hungarian gei/ernment of Count Michael Karolyi, will send a mission to Paris to explain to the Allies the situation in Hungary, according to a Budapest dispatch to the Neue Freie Press, at Vienna. The mission is expected to arrive in Switzerland this week. Jugo-Slavs Enter a Protest. WASHINGTON.—The Jugo-Slav national council at Zagreb, acting pro visional government for all the Jugo-Slav territory formerly in Austro Hungarian empire, has submitted a protest to the allied governments against Italian administration in occupied territory in Dalmatia, Istria and Gorizia, according to a dispatch today to the Jugo-Slav press bureau here. Count Czernin Has Faith In Wilson. VIENNA, Monday.—(By Associated Press.)—Faith in President Wilson is expressed by Count Czernin, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, today . in discussing the problems which must be settled before peace is secure. Czernin painted General Ludendorff as the man who stood between the central powers and peace on numerous occasions. * President's Ship Changes It's Course. BREST.—(By Associated Press.)—The steamer George Washington, with President Wilson and party aboard, changed its course after leaving the Azores and will arrive at Brest before the time announced, according to a naval wireless dispatch received today. The president is now expected to reach Brest at 10 o'clock Friday, De cember 13, instead of 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and will leave for Paris at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. More American Troops to Come Home. „ WASHINGTON.—Additional organizations designated by General Persh ing for early return home were announced today by the war department as follows: Metrological section of the signal corps; batteries A, B, C, D, Af, and F, headquarters company; supply company and headquarters; 48th regiment coast artillery corps; first battallion 814th pioneer infantry, col ored; 172nd aero squadrons; 116th, 301st and 316th trench mortar batteries. Cancel Wooden Ship Contracts. WASHINGTON.—Cancellation of all outstanding contracts for the con struction of wooden ships where the builders have not spent over $200,000 the ships, has been determined upon by the shipping board. This applies to yards on the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts. Contracts for 160 ships of this type have been suspended recently. on LEGHANDISE TO GO STILL HIGHER .V - WOOLEN GOODS PRICES EX PECTED TO ADVANCE AFTER CLOSE OF THE WAR N. Williamson, proprietor of Mos cow's big department store, is in re ceipt of the following letter from A. B. Kirschbaum & Co., of Phila delphia, a $500,000 clothing concern, in regard to the future of prices for woolen goods. The article will be read with interest by all who wear •clothing for none can escape the high prices which are expected to prevail after the world settles doiVn to peace conditions following the war. letter follows; PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Dec. 6.— Dear Sir: The future market value of wool, woolens and finished clothing one of the great questions of the reconstruction period in which the •clothing merchant and manufacturer alike are vitally interested. At a con ference just held with the war in dustries board at Washington to dis cuss this subject, men in a position to speak with authority declared that there is very little likelihood of a re action in values for a number of reasons: First.—The of which The is price represents a far larger percentage than ever before in the production cost of fabrics and of the finished garment, is not likely to come down in the near future. Wages must re main high just as long as living, costs remain high and living costs will re main high so long as the United States government and all Europe are '''Targe customers of the necessaries of life. Second.—Aside from the tremend ous scarcity of all articles made up of wool or part wool in continental • Europe, there is a great lack of ship ping facilities to bring wool from ' Australia and Africa to Europe and America. After these shipping facili ties are provided for, which will be some months, it is going to take many more months to produce these articles 'out of wool and woolens. Taking it all in all, it is the opinion of the best minds engaged in the that for fall 1919 clothing will be higher in price than for fall 1918. This is the honest and carefully considered belief of men, who as a matter of good busi ness would not be inclined to express an opinion as to the future that would not in all probability be fulfilled. This opinion, it is also interesting to know, conforms to a chart of av erage prices covering a period of ninety years which shows that fol lowing the wars of this period there was no recession in prices—on the contrary, many of them were follow ed by periods of increased prosperity, higher prices and large profits for the retailer. We hope to pass on to you from time to time, any further authorita tive information that may come to us bearing on the situation. Very truly yours, A. B. KIRSCHBAUM CO. 'CARRY ON" IS THE WATCHWORD IN IDAHO BOISE. Idaho, 11:14 a. m. Dec. 11,— (Special to The Star-Mirror.)—Don't stop until your county is across on war savings is the word that goes to all coun ties in Idaho which did not finish their quotas during honor week. There is no county in Idaho which cannot make good if the workers determine that it shall. Thirteen days more for Idaho to produce four million dollars by the sale of war stamps, no memorial the state can raise to its hero dead can overshadow or hide the shame of failure to make good on this patriotic duty, until it has fulfilled every patriotic obligation discussion of a memorial to commemorate the valor and sacrifice of our living and dead sol diers is a sacrelege. Drive on and harden in the stamp campaign until the full quota of each county is reached. The responsibility is on every citizen of Idaho : shame of failure will be on every citizen. America expects Idaho to per form her duty. Still Calls Idaho Home, Many war workers in this state will be interested in the announcement that Miss Jessie M. Hoover, who did such valuable work as chairman of the conservation and food committee for the women of Idaho the first year of the war work, writes she is as deeply interested in Idaho as ever and considers this state her home. She is now federal leader of dairy demon stration agents for the 33 northern und western states. CREAMERY GLASS BEGINS DEG. 30TR TEN WEEKS COURSE IN ICE CREAM MAKING AND CREAM ERY WORK TO BE GIVEN A ten weeks' vocational course de signed to train young men for cream ery and ice cream factory work will be offered at the University of Idaho commencing December 30th. The cream, student's time will be divided between practical laboratory work in the uni versity creamery and the class room. The course is planned to give train ing in the fundamental principle of modern creamery practice and prac tical experience in their application. Besides the opportunity which the course offers to young men who have not had creamery experience it should be attractive to those who can at this season of the year more easily get away from the factory for a few weeks to brush up on some phases of the business in which they are par ticularly interested. Also, for men who are now being demobilized or are returning from war work of vari ous kinds, thk course will offer an excellent opportunity" to those who wish to become acquainted with a new line of work. The length of the course is such that it can be cam pleted early in the spring, at a time when men for this work are in greater demand. The laboratory and class room work will cover the following subjects; The testing of milk and cream for fat and acidity, the testing of butter for salt and moisture, the reduction of acidity in cream pasteurization by both continuous and vat methods, the churning of cream and the control of the salt and moisture content of but ter, the operation of mechanical re frigerating plants, creamery book keeping and cost accounting. As ice cream work is a part of the business of so many of our creamer ies, a part of the time will be de voted to making plain and fancy ice The dairy department is equipped to carry on the various op erations on a commercial basis so that the work may be thoroly prac tical. The students will be expected to have personal charge of the dif ferent processes that they may be come familiar with the practical care and operation of pasteurizers, com bined chums and refrigerating ma chinery. Men who wish to prepare them selves for cow testing association work will be able to combine a part of the creamery course with some of the work offered in the general course of the School of Practical Ag riculture and thereby secure suitable training for association work. Anyone who has completed the eighth grade or its equivalent will be admitted to the course No tuition is charged, and the total expense for books and other school supplies should not exceed $10.00. If further infer matron is desired address Department of Dairying University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. PRAISE FOR WORK HEALTH CONDITIONS FINE COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC WORK WRITES LETTER Without a single new case of in fluenza in the University of Idaho since last Thursday and with no cases in the hospital, the school is in better condition now than at any time since the epidemic began here. The men of the S. A. T. C. are in prime condi tion for the physical examination nec essary before they can be discharged. But the examination blanks have not been received and the examinations cannott be made without these. Many of the men are getting anxious to start home and are becoming impa tient over the delay. The University of Idaho has receiv ed high praise for the manner in which the army training work has been handled here. The committee on academic students of the S. A. T. C. which visited the university last" week, has made its report in which the school is commended highly for its efficiency and thoroughness. Dean E. M. Hulme, head of the de in receipt of a letter from Professor Aydelotte, head of the committee on war issues, at Washington, D. C., in which he praises, most highly, the work of Dean Hulme, and pronounces Dean Hulme's course on war issues as a "notable contribution." JULIAETTA CLOSES SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES JULIAETTA.—About twenty cases of influenza have developed here within the past ten days. Up to this time 11 have been of mild form and no deaths have occurred. Schools and churches have been closed again. - Release Steel Industry Soon WASHINGTON.—Government sup ervision over the steel industry, and steel price fixing will end December 31, the war industries board announc- ' ed today after a conference with the | industry's spokesman. I ♦♦♦♦♦♦+♦+++++♦♦+ ♦ 1918 CROPS ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN 12 BILLIONS ♦ * * * * WASHINGTON.—The final * + production estimates for the ♦ + country's principal crops was ♦ + announced today by the depart- 4* ♦ ment of agriculture. This places the corn crop at ♦ ♦ 2,582,814,000 bushels and the ♦ + wheat crop at 917,100,000 bush- ♦ ♦ els. ♦ ♦ + + The total value of the nation's ♦ ♦ principal crops is estimated at ♦ + $12,272,412,000, + with $11,658,038,000 last year, * ♦ based on the price paid the pro- ♦ ♦ ducers in December of each year. ♦ + compared + as ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ft Larger importations of meat and pork p ro j UC (; S f ronl the United States, thus i essen ; n g die slaughtering of native ani mal will be the most effective means of restor ; ng die depleted animal herds of tfa united kingdom> France and Italy, This is fhe in f ormation received from Dr Vernon Kellogg of the food admin istratio „ now in # r s ance on official busi . ness . Df KeIIogg declares that the losses of cattle in France and Italy are pse FORMER WELL KNOWN FAC ULTY MEMBER IS IN THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE All the friends of Dr. and Mrs. Aldrich will be delighted to know of Dr. Aldrich's marked success and progress in his chosen scientific field since he left Idaho. Dr. Aldrich was recently appointed Custodian of Dip tera in the museum, Smithsonian In stitution, United States National Mu seum, Washington, D. C. It seems that Dr. Aldrich has succeeded in reaching the goal set for him at the time of entering the government's services. His offices are situated in the beautiful new National Museum. The Aldriches, due to the conges tion at Washington, failed to secure suitable dwelling in the Capitol City, but they have rented a cottage at Glen Eco, Md., a delightful neighbor hood, beautiful groves of native tim ber all along a pretty hillside sloping down to the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. A cordial invitation is made to any and all of the friends of Dr. and Mrs. Aldrich to call on them while in Washington. Dr. J. M. Aldrich for twenty years held the chair of biology and ento mology at the University of Idaho. ALLIED COUNTRIES SHORT OF GATTLE EUROPE LOOKS TO AMERICA FOR CATTLE, SHEEP, HORSES HOGS AND GOATS cially serious, not only on account of the meat and milk ordinarily obtained from this source, but also on account of the loss of the services of cattle, which are used as work animals on farms in both countries. He says in part : "The most recent statistics on animal herds, indicating the number now exist ing in allied countries, show a loss of cattle in France of 17 per cent; in Italy, of 14 per cent, with the united kingdom showing no loss. Sheep and goats, France, 40 per cent ; Italy, 1 per cent ; united kingdom. 10 per cent. Pigs, France, 49 per cent; Italy, 12 1-2 per cent ; united kingdom. 25 per cent. Horses and mules, France, 37 1-2 per cent; Italy, 25 per cent; united kingdom, not including animals not employed in agriculture, 4 1-2 per cent. "The losses in cattle in France and Italy are not only serious on account of the meat involved, but are especially serious on account of milk and also of work, as cattle are used largely in both countries as work animals on the farms. It is highly important that the herds be restored as rapidly as possible, which can be done most effectively by larger importations of meat and pork products from America to lessen the slaughter ing of native animals. "The French and Belgian people now being released from formerly occupied territories are demanding, and needing, increased amounts of food over the for mer relief ration in order to restore health and strength so as to be able to work, thus making larger demands on from America." Dr. Kellogg strikingly shows the short- age of butter and sugar in France through his personal experience. " have now been in France three weeks, he says, "eating in restaurants and hotels of all grades, and I have had butter on the table once, and a total of six lumps of sugar. Saccharine is universally used in coffee and tea. The small sugar ra- tion is mostly reserved for cooking." --- BS - I Early Morning Fire Alarm. At six o'clock this morning when the fire alarm sounded, the depart ment was called to the residence of C. L. White on Moore avenue in the northeast part of town. The fire was caused by a lounge with bedding catching fire when a match was lighted to see the time, With the help of the neighbors and the fire department the lounge was carried out and the fire extinguished, with only a small amount of damage resulting. No water was applied. | I I i j GALLED BY DEATH i DORA BRADLEY, NEE RAWSON, FOLLOWS HUSBAND WHO DIED LAST MONDAY Two very tragic deaths have just occurred near Farmington, where influ enza claimed as its victims Mr. and Mrs. Otis D. Bradley. Mrs. * Bradley was formerly Miss Dora H. Rawson of Mos cow, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rawson, Dora had lived all her life at Moscow, except one year at Corning, California, where she graduated from the Corning Union high school. She was 22 years of age at the time of her death. She had taught several terms of school in Latah county ; one term at the Hunt school north of Moscow ; one near Princeton and last winter she taught near Farmington. She was married last June to Otis D. Bradley, a young, pros perous farmer, and they have since made their home on Mr. Bradley's farm near Farmington. Mrs. Bradley was a quiet, adorable young woman with many, many friends. Her mother, Mrs. Harry Rawson. went to Farmington to assist in her daughter's and son-in-law's care, just a few days ago, but was immediately taken ill with influenza and had to return to Moscow where she is still sick, but it is hoped not seriously. - The young husband died Monday and this morning his wife followed him. Interment will take place at Farm ington. Philander Rawson, a brother of Mrs. Bradley, has been assisting in their care, as it is almost impossible to secure help in such emergencies. "UNCLE JOE" ALEXANDER OF LEWISTON IS DEAD 'V Joseph Alexander, pioneer mer chant of Lewiston, who located there in 1863, and has been in business in various parts of the northwest for 55 years, died at Lewiston last night, aged 81 years. "Uncle Joe" as he was familiarly known, was one of the best known characters of north ern Idaho. He packed goods in Pierce city and opend a store there when that was the great mining camp of the west. He had stores at Union town, Oakesdale, Juliaetta and other points in northern Idaho in former years, but had retired from active business several years ago. The store of J. Alexander, Lewiston, was his last business venture. He amas sed a fortune and leaves a host of friends. BB. EVERY CITIZEN GAN JOIN RED GROSS BOOTHS AT CONVENIENT PLACES FOR RECEIVING MEM BERSHIP RENEWALS By placing three different booths in conspicuous, much frequented, and easily accessible places in the city, the Red Cross committee hopes to conduct the Red Cross Christmas roll call so that it will be convenient for every American citizen in Latah county to have the opportunity and privilege of becoming a member. The booth at the post office will, during the week preceding Christmas, surely be in the path of every citizen, for there is no one who at this time does not have an errand in mailing or re ceiving packages that takes him to Uncle Sam's place of business. The Veatch Realty company's of fices are on Main street at the west end of Second street, and there will be some one on duty all day there to receive the dollar membership fee, to give out pins and window cards, and to issue the attractive booklet of seals which will advertise that members are lined up against the terrible scourge of tuberculosis. The booth at the university will give all students and members of the faculty a chance to attend to their Christmas membership dues without having to hunt up a place down town. Any one residirife on the west side my pay at the university if it is con venient. The booth will be in the administration building. CLEARWATER BRIDGE AT PECK NEARS COMPLETION J. H. Corn, who has charge of the road district in the Pock county, reports that the Clearwater bridge at Peck, which is being built by a stock company,_ is practically completed, the bridge costing about $25.000. The bridge will be a toll one until such time as the county bond issue is carried to make the bridge a county bridge. The people of that sec tion put it up as a private enterprise due to the fact that it was urgently needed, and that during the war approval_ could not be secured by federal authorities. There have been nine cases of in fluenza reported so far this week, as compared with 11 cases reported for all of last week. The cases reported to Dr. W. A. Adair, city health of ficer, are all in Moscow and not in the university, where conditions are very gratifying. The new cases re ported in town are mild and there have been no serious cases for sev eral days . It had been feared there would bea marked increase in the number of new cases as a result of the rally Friday night and the foot ball game Saturday, but it is hoped now that there will be but little spread of the contageon as a result of those events as enough time has. elapsed to bring a showing if they had resulted in spreading the disease "If we get by today and tomorrow with - no large number of new cases from those crowds we may begin to breathe easier again," said Dr. Adair. Lewiston reports the lightest num ber of new cases in one day for the past two weeks, yesterday, when 14 new cases were reported there. This is larger than any week's number of new cases for several weeks and is equal to the largest number reported in Moscow in a single day during the very worst part of the epidemic here. Dr. Adair gave the following state ment in reply to the articles in Tues day's Star-Mirror as to why homes where the disease is located are not. quarantined. His statement follows; "There seems to be a query in the minds of many as to why the quar antine has been 'worked backwards ,' that is, why has the public been quar antined instead of the individual hav ing the influenza, as in the case of small pox, scarlet fever, measles and other contageous diseases. Smallpox is a well known disease, and vaccina tion, the best preventative known at present. Most adults have been vac cinated and are immune. When small pox develops in schools, the health boards immediately require the vac cination of those who have not been vaccinated and certificate of success ful vaccination from all others, or the withdrawal from school of those not complying until the epidemic is over. "It is not necessary to quarantine public assemblages so strictly against scarlet fever, measles, etc., as they mostly diseases of childhood and attack makes . the individual im for the remainder of his life. "Influenza is a crowd disease, one attack does not, as a rule, make one immune for more than six or eight weeks. It is a comparatively new disease, and no reliable preventative has as yet been discovered. Conse quently crowds must be prohibited, and the individual having the disease should stay at home, as I have warned before, and not allow others to enter their homes until they have fully re covered. The placard system seems to have worked wonders at Great Falls, but it should not have all the credit for other measures that were being enforced had as much to do are one mune with the success. "Lewiston, Ida., has had the card system from the beginning of the epi demic and has had four or five times as many cases as Moscow. I believe if people would be honest and report all cases, instead of hiding behind the pretense of a bad cold, or call a physician and have him diagnose their case, then the placard system would materially help. If we have another outbreak of the disease in Moscow we will most likely try it here as they are trying it in Spokane." SHOSHONE COUNTY PLANS TO BUILD NEW BRIDGE Upon petition of the payers of 90 per cent of the taxes of Shoshone county, the commissioners appropriated $8,000 toward the construction of a new bridge across the Coeur d'Alene river at Catal do. The high waters of the last year damaged the bridge to such an extent that it is impossible to repair it. It is estimated that a new bridge will cost $24,000. Of this amount the state high way commission has agreed to contribute $8,(XX), and Kootenai county, in which the bridge is located, has appropriated $3,000. The bridge in question is one of the connecting links of the national high way known as the Yellowstone trail, and is the only east and west outlet for Sho shone country and tourist travel. Minnie Pieffer Died Monday. Word has just reached Moscow that adopted daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Peiffer, died of influenza Monday at Sautes, Wash. Mrs. Peiffer and Minnie had gone to Sautes about 10 days ago where Minnie had planned to take up the study of telegraphy. They were both taken sick, but Mrs. Peiffer is recovering. Mr. Peiffer went to their aid Sunday and re turned today. Mr. and Mrs. Peiffer live north of Moscow near Idler's Rest. Minnie was bright girl of IS and had graduated from the eighth grade at the Hunt school last spring. She will be sadly missed by her parents and many friends. Mrs. Peiffer will not return until her other daughter at Sautes has recovered from the influenza. Peruvians Leave Chile. LIMA, Peru, Tuesday.—A Peruvian steamer has arrived at Mollendo with 400 Peruvian citizens who had been living in Chile.