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__ MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1918 _ PRESIDENT WILSON THE GUEST OE FRANCE VOLUME VUl NUMBER 66 President Wilson is in Paris today having arrived there at 10:15 this He was given a wildly enthusiastic ovation by the Parisiens and was entertained qt dinner by President and Mrs. Poincaire. The head of the United States government is today being given honors by representa tives of all of the allied nations in the French capital. L America and her allies are preparing to send a delegation to Poland to V investigate alleged outrages perpetrated there by Germans during the oc I cupation of that country. It is planned to bring this matter up at the peace conference. Secretary Lansing has had a complete, detailed report of all lives and property of Americans lost by attacks by German submarines prepared for him to present to the German government which will be required to pay for all ships, cargoes and lives lost in this manner. It has developed that German Lutheran ministers in the United States were instructed by the German government to preach pro-German sermons in this country. This shows the wisdom of Dr. E. A. Bryan, state commis sioner of education's order in forbidding sermons in Idaho in the German language. American soldiers are to be demobilized at an increased rate, 840,000 of ^ them having already been designated for demobilization. This is an in crease of 200,000 in one week. Today's telegraphic and cable news follows: President Wilson Reaches Paris. forenoon. 1 1 PARIS.—President Wilson entered Paris at 10:15 this morning. His ar rival was greeted with an artillery salute. Huge crowds massed around the Bois de Boulogne station awaiting the president's coming. As he alighted from the train a roar of welcome arose. President Wilson was greeted by President Poincaire, Madam Poincaire, Premier Clemenceau," Andre Tardieu, the French high commissioner to the United States, and other high officials. President Wilson entered a carriage with President Poincaire. Mrs. Wil son and Miss Margaret Wilson, the president's daughter, followed in an other carriage with Madame Poincaire. They drove immediately to Prince Murat's residence in the rue de Monceau, where the president will reside while in Paris. President and Madame Poincaire gave a dinner tonight at the Elysee Palace in honor of President and Mrs. Wilson. President Wilson made an ? replying Armistice Terms Extended to January 17. COPENHAGEN, Friday.—(By Associated Press.)—The German armis tice has been extended untitl 5 o'clock in the morning of January 17, 1919, according to a dispatch from Treves. German Reichstag is Convoked. AMSTERDAM.—Konstantin Fehrenbach, president of the German reich stag, has convoked a meeting of the assembly, reserving for further con sideration the time and place of the meeting, according to a Berlin report. Germany Still Claims to Be Hungry. WASHINGTON.—Switzerland, acting for the German government asked the United States today for official information of the date and place of the formal peace conference and urged a prompt reply because of the fear of famine in Germany. I England Promises Reforms. LONDON, via Montreal.—Reform of the house of lords will be one of the tasks undertaken by the coalition ministry if it is returned to power in today's election in the United Kingdom, A. Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer, declared in a speech Friday night at Glasgow, Scotalnd. Law said the coalition government believed a second chamber with ade quate strength is necessary in any democratic government, but it is not in tended to be a heriditary chamber. • March Tells of Demobilization Plans. WASHINGTON.—Demobilization in the United States is proceeding at the rate of 16,000 men released from the army daily, General March announced today and it is still anticipated that a rate of 30,000 daily will be reached ' when the full momentum is reached. The war department has designated 840,000 men in the United States for discharge, an increase of 200,000 during the last week. General March said the 91st-Pacific Coast division, joined the British forces in Flanders early in October and advanced on November 1 six kilo meters on the Scheldt line against an intense rifle and machine gun fire. On the third and fourth of November it did patrol duty on the Scheldt front and withdrew on the fifth to rest billets. More German Propaganda in U. S. WASHINGTON.—German Lutheran pastors here were instructed to preach pro-German sermons before the United States entered the war with Germany, Captain Lester, of the army intelligence service told the senate committee investigating German and brewery propaganda today. Some of these pastors who joined the army later and continued preaching favorable to Germany are now in the federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga. Allied Countries to Investigate Poland. WASHINGTON.—America and the allied countries have agreed to send a special civilian mission to Poland to investigate reports of atrocities com mitted there, the state department announced oday. This step has been decided upon at the instigation of the French government and has been approved by Polish represenatatives in various countries. Pershing Designates More Men to Come Home. WASHINGTON.—The designation of 172 additional officers and 4,845 men to return home was announced today by the war department. The larg est unit includes the 51st regiment of the coast artillery with 70 officers I and 1770 men. WOULD-BE MURDERER SENT TO ASYLUM man WHO RAN AMUCK AND TRIED TO MURDER TWO AT LEWISTON IS INSANE LEWISTON.—George F. Ruh, who was shot by the officers Monday night after making murderous attacks upon John Simmons and O. Urban, was yesterday committed to the state insane asylum at Orofino and was taken to the institution by David Royalty. Ruh was insane at the time of the attacks upon Simmons and Ur ban, but after being taken to the St. Joseph hospital for treatment for his wounds, his mind cleared up and it was thought that perhaps his men tal derangement was only temporary, but Thursday night his mental trouble returned and it became necessary to handcuff him to his bed in the nos wym pital ward. During the period ie was at the hospital guards were provi e to be at his bedside day ana n g • He was removed to the county jail yesterday forenoon and in the after • ' moon was taken to the asylum. The asylum has been closed to new pa • tients for the past several weeks be of the influenza epidemic, but cause . in the case of Ruh a special concession -was granted by Superintendent Dr. John W. Givens, as no facilities are ' available at the jail to care for a pa tient in Ruh's condition. Ruh's wound is healing nicely and it is believed he will suffer no ill ef fects from having been shot. It seems the bullet passed through the mus cles of the lower back and missed the vital organs. Simmons is Recovering. John Simmons, who was slashed by Ruh when the latter started on his rampage, is recovering rapidly at the St. Joseph hospital, every indication pointing to his complete recovery at an early date. DETROIT, Mich.—A league of na t j ons mus t be formed to prevent the com j n g p eac e treaty from becoming "a scrap 0 f pape r" and to preserve the peace j we have fought for, declared William H, PRESIDENT H INDORSED GT TUFT EX-PRESIDENT SAYS HE IS GLAD THAT WILSON ATTENDS PEACE CONFERENCE Taft, in an address here tonight. To this league he would admit Germany, he said, "but not until she has repented." Mr. Taft said he was glad President Wilson had gone to France to attend tht peace conference. "His going,", he said, "will have a great effect the world around in assuring its peoples that de mocracy will be the keynote of the treaty : to be made." WANT LA FOLLETTE CASE INVESTIGATED AGAIN WASHINGTON.—Further proceed ings in the case of Senator Robert M. La Follette, of Wisconsin, looking to his exoneration, or censure or expul sion from the senate as the facts may warrant, were recommended in a minority report from the senate elec tions and privileges committee pre sented to the senate today by Senator Pomerene, of Ohio, democratic chair man of the committee. In order to clean up the work of the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call before December 23rd and achieve the goal of universal membership, Chairman Simpson will put into operation the plan being followed in all the larger towns in soliciting members. Friday and Saturday of next week will be designated as Tag Days. A woman with executive ability will be put in charge of each day, and she will select her own teams for working the town. Every person who does not on Friday and Saturday wear a Red Cross button of the present year will be challenged and asked to be come a member of the Red Cross. Unless the new Red Cross button is displayed in a prominent place on the coat, every pedestrian in Moscow on next Friday and Saturday will get a personal invitation to come through with one dollar fo reach member of his family to support the Red Cross in its great work of mercy and hu manity.uary Pa WILL INAUGURATE TAG DAYS FOR RED CROSS DRIVE The work of this agricultural sec tion will be to bring about the fullest' possible cooperation between the ex tension divisions of the various agn As announced in Friday's edition of The Star-Mirror a most important con ference was held today in Morrill hall at the university. The object of which was to adjust the co-operation between the extension division of the agricultural col lege and the intermountain committee of the agricultural section, U. S. rail road administration The conference was called by Mr. Douglas White of California, who is in charge of the Pacific district, agricul tural section, division of traffic, U. S. railroad administration. This agricultural section of the divi sion of traffic is organized with Mr. J. L. Edwards as its manager and direct ing head. The headquarters of the or ganization being at Washington. To establish a general co-operation of all the section Mr. Edwards has divided the United States into two zones, each zone to be handled by a standing committee of seven selected from among the agri cultural and development representatives of the different railroads. Idaho is one of the states included in the north and western zone, which includes all of the northern and western states north of Texas and Oklahoma and the Ohio and Potomac rivers. The headquarters of the north and western zone arc at Chi cago and Mr. C. L. Seagraves of the Santa Fe railroad is the chairman of the committee. The Pacific district of the north and western zone consists of California, Ore gon, Nevada, Utah and Idaho. Three committees, one representing California, , and the third one representing Ore representing the three intermountain state will carry on the operations in this district, all of wlr'ch is under the direction of Mr. Whi'e, who is officially attached to the Los Angeles and Salt Lake railroad as supervisor of agricul tore. cultural educational institutions, to formulat'e and suggest plans for a closer relation between many develop ment interests and the civic bodies, financial organizations and all other parties interested in the development of the various states. The most im mediate work will be the assistance which these, committees will render in the carrying out of the development ideas of the department of agriculture and the department of the interior, Under the work being done by the department of the interior will fall the carrying out of the gigantic nec essary plans now under way to pro vide both labor and homes for the returning soldiers. The conference at the university today was of ex-j treme interest and developed a num-: ber of ways in which the Inter-mount ain committee can be of material as sistance to the extension division of the agricultural college. One of the important actions of the meeting was the appointment upon the advisory committee, which is to cooperate with the Inter-mountain railroad committee of two representatives of the agri cultural college. These représenta tives as named by Dean Iddings are L. W. Fluharty, director of extension, Boise, Idaho and W. B. Kjosness, as sistant county agent leader, Moscow, Mr. Joel L. Priest of the Oregon Short line, whose headquarters are at Boise, Idaho, will be the chairman of both the active and advisory com mittees, and the official appointment of these committees will be made within a few days. Mr. Priest was present at the meeting and both he and Mr. White assured Dean Iddings the fullest kind of co-operation in the great development work which must Idaho. BIG BOOZE FIGHT MINISTERS AND BREWERS WILL TEST PROHIBITION LAW IN THAT STATE BUTTE, Mont., Dec. 13. — Montana ministers, unless all signs fail, purpose to take an active part in enforcement of prohibition when it goes into effect, the first of the new year. Ministerial associations in the cities arc planning efforts to keep the state dry once it legally discards liquor. There will be a bill in the legislature forbidding possession of liquor, which the present law does not. Locallv, during the recent order closing saloons'because of the influenza, local ministers saw to it that liquor dealers violating the regulations were exposed, The clergy have not been slow in cx pressing their indignation that saloons remain open when churches are forbid den to hold services, because of influ enza. The liquor question promises to add much interest to the procedings of the legislature next January and February. There will be a movement to permit beer containing less than two per cent alcohol to be sold, while the measure to prohibit possession of liquor will be strenuously fought, it is understood. Consumers who have stocked up, or mean to, will, it is estimated, have liquor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars "salted" by jan 1. BOISE, Idaho.—Echoes of the age old economic battle between the home steader and the cattleman were heard this week in a contest brought before the state land board by Archie T. Winter, John Winter and Thomas N. Lynch, homesteaders, to obtain can cellation of a grazing lease held by George W. Hammond and F. M. Gon diago on lands in Elmore county, which the protestants claimed sur rounded watering places vitally nec essary to them as homesteaders and owners of small herds of cattle. Attemps at orderly taking of testi mony were frustrated by interrup tions from interested persons from both sides who didn't hesitate to ques tion directly statements by witnesses to which they took exception. Governor Alexander attempted to hold the fight to formal lines by over SERGEANT VENNIGERHOLZ IS NOT A "DEAD ONE" Mrs. Albert Vennigerholz, whose husband is a sergeant in the army in France, received a letter from him today ^ritten on November 12, the day after the armistice was signed. He was well, hearty and happy over the prospect of returning to America. He was quartered in a fine mansion from which the Americans had driven the Huns. It was reported that Ser geant Vennigerholz was dead but his wife says the letter she received today shows conclusively that he is a "live one." GMTIE AND SHEEP EIGHT SETTLED RIVAL STOCKMEN MUST REMOVE FENCES FROM WATERING HOLES IN IDAHO ruling unceremoniously efforts of the various attorneys to air matters which the governor declared were not at issue. On motion of Miss Ethel E. Red field, superintendent of public mstruc tion, the contest was disposed of by ordering the defendants to remove fences from the leased sections con taming watering places, so that all may have access to the water, but permitting the leases to stand. of necessity become a part of Idaho's immediate future In order that there be a full understanding of the neces sities in connection with our work Dean Iddmgs is preparing a definite outline of the different matters to be handled conjointly between the ex tension division and the agricultural development railroad committee. The final and complete organization of both committees will take place with in a few days, at a meeting to be called by Mr. White at some point ; in the limits of the three Inter mountain states. Mr. White and Mr. Priest will leave tonight for Oregon for the purpose of completing he or ganization of the Oregon committee. The California committee being a! ready in working order and the per sonnel of the Idaho committee being practically decided upon the forma tion of the Oregon committee will fill out the working force of the agri cultural section of the railroad ad ministration in the Pacific district, and permit of the coordination of all the efforts towards development in the five states comprising the district. The meeting was held in Morrill hall this afternoon under the auspices of the agricultural college, and Presi dent Lindley and Dean E. J. Iddings. SPOKANE WILL FIND WORK FOR SOLDIERS SPOKANE.—In its efforts to solve the labor problem in the Inland Empire in connection with the return of soldiers now in Europe, the Spokane Chamber of Commerce is appealing direct to Spokane fighters now overseas for suggestions. A letter with a short questionnaire has been mailed to 25 officers and 75 non • commissioned officers and men. ?' MINING INSPECTOR PREPARES REPORT PRODUCTION OF IDAHO MINES FOR 1918 IS 20 PER CENT BELOW NORMAL Robert N. Bell, state mine inspector, is making his headquarters at the Samuels hotel while engaged in his annual inspection of the mines of the district to collect data which will be embodied in his annual report cover ing the • mining industry of Idaho. When his work is completed here he will have covered every mining dis trict of the state, and the compilation of the mass of material will occupy his attention for the next few weeks. He expects to have the report ready for circulation in February. The re ports of Mi;. Bell are noted not alone for their statistical value but also for what a newspaper man would term their "human interest." Figures are made more impressive when accom panied by a story of deferred hope finally realized, great natural bar riers overcome by engineering skill, metallurgical problems solved through the patient application of technical knowledge, the manner of mineral formation as revealed in the rocks through geologic ages, and new min ing and metallurgical enterprises that bring prosperity and wealth to the state. All of these phases of the mining industry find place in Mr. Bell's report, giving a human interest not usually found in official publica tions of that character and creating an interest in mining in Idaho not confined to those directly connected with the industry. Decrease in Production. While the prices of the metals pro duced in Idaho have been generally high during the year now drawing to a close, due to the demands of war, the same influence has had the effect to curtail production and to cause a suspension of mining operations in the development stage. While defi nite figures are not yet available to give a close estimate of the tonnage and value of the mineral output of Idaho for this year, it is the opinion of Mr. Bell that it will show a de crease of fully 20 per cent as com pared with the production last year, This estimate will be readily under stood in the Coeur d'Alene district, which produces upwards of 90 per cent of the mineral output of the state. All of the producing mines of the district have been short of throughout the year, some of them having hardly half the normal force. This situation was due in part to the call of men to the army and part to the high wages paid in the shipyards on the coast which attract ed many men. It was the same in fluences, coupled with the extremely high prices of all mining supplies, that effectually stopped development of properties in the prospective stage, Future Looks Good, go f ar as the labor shortage is con cerned, that is now being relieved by the return of men from the coast, which will soon be augmented per ceptibly by the release of men in the military service. But the market for metals presents a problem that no one cari solve at this time, and the indus try is therefore confronted with a per iod of uncertainty which will ne cessarily continue a check to mining men enterprises. How long this period will last, Mr. Bell does not venture to pre dict, but when it does end and normal conditions are restored he con fidently expects the mining industry 0 f i da ho to enter upon an era of pro | on ged prosperity. The importance of mining in war brought the industry to publie attention as it had never been before, and it is believed that w hen business readjustment is ac complished that capital will turn to mining investments in the west to an extent never known before. Great Mining. State. i daho now ranks high among the metal mining states of the west, and there is reason to expect it to advance to a higher position during the next f ew years. There is a vast mineral area in central Idaho that is practic a n y untouched, due to its isolation. But the building of roads, which is now the fixed policy of the state and national governments, will make a wonderful change in the situation and make central Idaho a most attractive field for the investment of capital in mining. In addition to the metal mines, Idaho has also a large deposit 0 f C oal, for the development of which much credit is due to Mine Inspector Bell. In spite of unfavorable reports from the bureau of mines, he insisted from year to year that it was of com mercial value and compared favorably with Wyoming coal. His contention h as now been vindicated by actual development. A strong company has acquired the mines and a branch rail r0 ad 10 miles in length is no* near i n g completion, which will eniWe the owners to place the product on the market in competition with the coal of adjoining states. The mines are in Teton county.—Wallace Miner. UNIVERSITY PLANS FOR NEW CONDITIONS MANY CHANGES MADE IN REGU LATIONS FOR NEW ERA OPEN ING JANUARY 6TH Important changes in university regulations have been made by the faculty in order to prepare the way for the big reconstruction program that is being planned by this insti tution. The date of opening the new quart er has been changed from Dec. 30 to Jan. 6 in order to make it possible for the men in training camps and in service to get to Moscow in time to begin work. It was believed by the faculty that many men were unaware of the quarter system and that this change would give the university time to acquaint all prospective students of the opening date. Arrangements to give university credit to university men who have been in the service of the government were also made. The exact nature of the credit has not yet been deter mined, but it is known that all mili tary training that has any educational value will be recognized by the uni versity officials. Thus men who are in engineering, radio or other tech nical branches of the service will probably be permitted to graduate with the class they left. This rule will also apply to new students en tering the university. No final examinations will be given to university students this quarter. The faculty realizes that the work has been interfered with by the quar antine to such an extent that it has been impossible for the students to master their subjects and that final examinations wiuld be unfair to the classes. Many elementary classes will be of f ered next quarter, according to the statement of Dr. E. H. Lindley, presi dent 0 f the university. These courses wd i make it possible for students who have been doing war work to enter the university at the beginning of the -winter quarter. Every effort will be made by the university faculty to help such students regain the time lost while serving the government. The date of opening the short course in forestry at the University of Idaho, postponed from November 4 on account of the influenza epidemic has now been definitely fixed as Jan uary first, and the course will con tinue twelve weeks. This course is planned to meet the needs of forest rangers and guards; also of woodland owners and others engaged in some branch of the lumber industry, who wish to acquire a knowledge of the general principles of forestry. It prepares for the civil service examina tion, and anyone may attend who has the equivalent of eighth grade prep ! aration. The work is intensely prac J tical, and is given by lectures, in the laboratory and by actual field dem | onstrations. A special effort will be piade to adapt the course to meet the | requirements of returned soldiers, wishing to take advantage of it. For further particulars address, School of Forestry, University of Idaho, Mos cow. School district No. 23, of Latah count y ; claims the championship for sc hool of that size (18 pupils) in SCHOOL CHILDREN BUT HINT STUMPS DISTRICT NO. 23 CLAIMS RECORD FOB WAR SAVINGS STAMP PURCHASES was sav i n£rs and thrift stamp pur c hases. Since school opened on Oc to ), er j these pupils have bought $157 worth of the stamps, notwithstanding the fact t hat the school was closed gix weeks having closed on account of j n fi uenza on October 21. The pupils ra e j n ag . e f rom seV en to 16 years and everv 6 one owns war savings or tb rift stamps. One of these pupils hag seven 0 f tbe W ar savings stamps anc j 0 thers have five each. -iwr , , nn _ rlir „] frpp dp . ^e scnooi is on a s H"ai the mai! cSr stops at the sdhiolh^se | "t. the monev the children have andjpts the• money me emmren nave saved tor stamps, un one occasion he got 500 ,pennies ^and *53.60 worth p ; "A 0 , „ 1 ' vmcn were ' estea in stamps. Miss Brumm, the teacher, is en couraging the pupils in their war work and takes pride in their success, She came to Moscow when the school | was closed by influenza and actod , as a volunteer nurse for influenza | patients here. She had had one year s | training in the east as a nurse and this came in good play. She nursed eight sick students at the no? 16 of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Moore and the* went to the A. K. E. fraternity house where she with another girl, nursed 30 patients until she was taken down with the disease and narrowly es caped death. Her school opetied again two weeks ago and there has been a full attendance since, General Snow in Montana. HELENA.—Reports indicate that gen erous snow, so desired by the farmer and stockman, has been general over the state and that farming conditions thus far this winter are good.