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The European war is not ended. The Bolsheviki is trying to raise an army
of 3,000,000 men in Russia and hopes to induce the German people to join
them in a war of extermination of all who do not subscribe to their tenets.
British warships bombarded the Bolsheviki positions on the Gulf of Finland
Monday and repulsed the Russian anarchists. Don Cossacks have defeated
the Bolshevists in another part of Russia, capturing 1100 prisoners and
many guns. There is a strong probability that it will require months of
hard fighting and that in the spring American and allied armies will have
to be sent against the Bolsheviki armies in Russia if they have not extended
to Germany. In the latter country the Bolsheviki element has been defeated
by the socialist party which was expected to take up with the Russian
Bolsheviki voting against it.
Serious rioting in Odessa is reported and Ukrane seems to be again in the
throes of war. A revolution has broken out in Bulgaria and fighting of no
small proportions is raging there. Europe is far from peaceful, despite
the fact that Germany, the instig&Aoi of the war, is behaving better than
any of the other countries engaged with her in the fight against humanity.
President Wilson ended his official visit in Paris last night and is now
getting down to business. He is conducting the affairs of his office from
Paris by cable and telegraph connections with Washington.
The cable and telegraphic news received today follows;
English Squadron Conducts Successful Bombardment.
STOCKHOLM, Monday.—The English squadron has bombarded Bolshevist
positions along the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, according to an
official statement from the Esthonian army headquarters. The Bolshevists
forces have been repulsed. The dispatch says the mobilization of the Es
thonian army is proceeding satisfactorily.
Don Cossacks Whip Bolshevists.
WASHINGTON.—The defeat of the Bolsheviki forces with the loss of
1100 prisoners and 20 cannon, by Don Cossacks in Vorowesj region is re
ported in a dispatch to the state department today.
Bulgaria Has a Revolution.
BERLIN.—A revolution has broken out in Bulgaria, according to infor
mation received by the Lokal Anzeiger from Bulgaria, via Hungary.
Rioting at Odessa.
ODESSA, Friday.—(By Associated Press.)-—Serious rioting occurred here
last night when elements opposed to the hetman of Ukraine, bombed the
city prison. Five persons were killed and 800 prisoners, mostly adherents
of the hetman's regime, were released.
Belshevists Defeated in Germany.
COPENHAGEN.—General meeting of the independent socialist party has
decided that the party shall vote in favor of a national assembly, the Berlin
correspondent of the Berlingske Titende, at Copenhagen says. This is a
great defeat for the Spartacus group. (The Spartacus group, headed by
Dr. Liebknecht, radical socialist leader, has been opposing a general as
sembly and trying to get the German people to line up with the Bolsheviki
of Russia.)
Portugal Has New President.
LISBON. —(Havas.)—Admiral Canot y Castro has been elected president
of Portugal to succeed Dr. Sidonio Paes, who was assassinated last Satur
day night.
Wilson Completes His Paris Visit.
PARIS.—President Wilson's official visit to Paris ended last night,
had one of the most remarkable receptions ever accorded a guest by the
French nation, although the president has been careful to give his view that
in him Paris has seen the representative of the American nation."
Germans Controlled Mexican Wireless.
WASHINGTON.—More than 26 wireless stations in Mexico were under
German control during the war, Edward Nally, vice-president of the Marconi
wireless company of America told the house merchant marine committee
today when testifying in opposition to a bill proposing a government monop
oly of radio stations in the United States.
More American Soldiers to Return.
WASHINGTON.—General Pershing notified the war department today
that he has designated for early convoy home a number of additional units,
including the 27th engineers, 346th field artillery, in all about 4,600 officers
and men.
squadrons second trench mortar battallion, sixteenth company of the fourth
motor mechanics regiment and British replacement draft No. 1 of the air
Other units are the 153rd, 82nd, 49th, 97th and 1102nd aero
The assignment by General Pershing of the 92nd division, national army
of negroes for early convoy home has been cancelled. In making the an
nouncement today the war department gave no explanation and the assump
tion here is that the division has been selected as a. reserve unit held to
reinforce the American army of occupation in Germany.
In Sunday's Spokesman-Review ap
peared a statement that the Red Cross
drive which opened Monday through
out the United States and will close
the day before Christmas is to be
purely voluntary and there is to be
no soliciting. This statement is
wholly erroneous. It was felt here
that a purely volutary drive would
not bring into the great organization
« a "universal membership" which is
the object of the drive. H. H. Simp
son, chairman of the Latah county
drive, wired to Boise asking for in
formation and saying that he had
* been informed, unofficially that there
to be no soliciting. He received
the following reply by telegraph;
Idaho, Dec. 16.— H. H.
Simpson, chairman Christmas Red
Cross Roll Call, Moscow, Idaho: We.
fear your drive would not continue
successful very long if you sought
voluntary contributions for you' would
face certain defeat and failure for
Latah chapter. We have great con
cern for the situation and cannot con
ceive how all instructions could be
so misunderstood. This is a drive and
a hard one which required vigorous
effort on the part of an efficient or
ganization. Please immediately cor
rect mistaken impression.
"Campaign Chairman ."\
The people have responded splen
didly the first day, nearly 900 sign- j
ing the roll call in Moscow Monday,
. J practically all being volunteers. The j
women in charge of the three booths ;
. worked hard from the opening to the
closing of the booths. Hundreds of ;
men, following the instructions given
in- the newspapers before the drive j
began, went to the booths and paid :
* for memberships for their entire fam- |
ilies. A few were solicited as they j
I passed through the post office lobby
At the Veatch
or the university.
I Realty company's office there was
I practically no soliciting for the people
who went into that room went there
for the purpose of paying Red Cross
dues and soliciting was not necessary.
The people will be asked to join
voluntarily until Friday. Then
"clean-up" or, as they said in the
great war "mopping up" program will
be inaugurated. Committees of women
and girls will be on the streets and
go from house to house on Friday
and " Saturday and solicit every one
■who does not wear a "1919" Red Cross
button. The only safeguard against
being "held up" on the street or
your home, will be the "1919" button
your coat or the new Red Cross
card in your window. It is hoped that
every home in Moscow and Latah
county will have one of these cards
in the window.
The boys who fought and helped
win the war will be coming back soon
and they will notice every home that
has no 1919 Red Cross card in the
window and they will feel that it
the home of a family who cared but
'little for the soldiers.
Moscow has a splendid chance
I beat Colfax's record this week. Will
s he do it? You bet she will.
I Naturally the receipts will be much
; lighter each day as the drive pro
I gresses. While about $900 was taken
j n yesterday probably not more than
$200 will be received today. It is be
lieved the total tonight will be $1100
f 0 r the two days of the drive. Re
ceipts will be lighter until Friday and
Saturday when the canvassers start
out and the country people come to
Those in charge of the booths to
day were: At the post office, Mrs.
Howard David and Miss Florence
'Richardson, in the forenoon and Mrs.
R. E. Neidig and Mrs. Hodge in the
At the Veatch Realty company's
office, Miss Linda Rae and Miss
Helen De Bus, in the forenoon; and
Mrs. R. Morris and Mrs. C. L. Jain
in th>-afternoon.
Mrs. C. N. Little had charge of the
booth at the university in the fore
noon and Miss Reed and Miss Free
hafer in the afternoon.
Notes of the Drive.
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4» LONDON.—(British Wireless 4*
4* Service.)—An inventory of for- +
♦ mer Emperor William's private 4*
♦ belongings has led to the dis- 4*
♦ covery of the famous imperial 4*
♦ wardrobe, including 598 German 4*
♦ and foreign military and naval 4*
♦ uniforms, according to the Boer- 4*
♦ sen Zeitung of Berlin.
♦ Several thousand horses in 4 1
♦ stables formerly belonging to 4*
Herr Hohenzollern have been 4*
♦ confiscated.*
BURLEY. — Sunday morning at
-8:30 when County Jailer Kennedy
went to feed the prisoners at the jail
three prisoners, Ed Smith and Ed
Davis, awaiting trial for assisting in
the John Kidd jail delivery here some
time ago, and Blackie Jorden, charged
with forging a check, held up the
jailer at the point of a gun that had
been slipped to them during the night.
They locked the keeper in a cell and
beat up another prisoner named Cam
bra, who had turned in the evidence
against Smith and Davis, and left
him for dead. They then stole a car
belonging to Dr. Taylor and made
their getaway.
The fire alarm was turned in, poss
es were organized and the chase be
lying district by telephone and posses
were organized at Malta and Ida
home. Hal Cummings, leader of the
posse from Idahome, discovered the
adandoned car about two miles west
of town and followed the trail into
the brush along Raft river where he
located them. Firing a shot into the
brush all three surrendered and were
turned over to the sheriff and the
Burley police. They were returned to
Burley and at 4 o'clock were securely
locked in their respective cells.
Cambra was taken to the hospital
as soon as he was found and is in
a critical condition.
Sheriff Pratt notified the out
A very impressive ceremony took
place at the Holy Trinity church last
Sunday immediately after the 10:30
When Rev. Father R. Pecoul,
rector of the Moscow parish, blessed
the flag of our country—presented
to the church by Mr. B. Bielenberg —
and a service flag, presented by the
Altar society.
The service flag has 28 stars—25
blue and three gold—representing the
28 young men from the Moscow par-
ish who left to enter their country's
Preceding the services the choir
sang a song for our soldiers, which
-was followed by a short talk by
-Father Pecoul, who in a few well
chosen words, told what our country's
flag stands for and the meaning of
the service flag. He spoke of the
great sacrifice our boys are making
and how it was our duty to remember
them in our prayers.
Then came the blessing of the flags
followed by benedicition of the Bles
sed Sacrament.
Singing of "America" by the choir
and congregation closed the services.
At an informal meeting yesterday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. S.
Butterdield, Mrs. Frances Brewer of
New York spoke to about a dozen rep
resentative women of Moscow on the
national suffrage question. Mrs. Brew
er represents the National Suffrage As
sociation and is- an intimate friend of
President and Mrs. Lindley, having been
the president's former pupil.
Mrs. Brewer discussed the great de
sirability of passing the suffrage amend
ment at the present congress so it could
be presented for ratification to the state
legislatures the coming year since about
42 of them convene then.
The women present were appointed as
a neucclus of a larger ratification com
mittee for this section of Idaho. Mrs.
Brewer was a very able speaker and a
well informed woman.. The meeting
rould have been larger, had the influ
enza situation not prevented.
Burton L. French, congressman for
the first district of Idaho, and a resi
dent of Moscow, has written The Star
Mirror in regard to the attitude of
the republicans on President Wilson's
trip to Europe. When Sherman of
Illinois, Poindexter, of Washington
and Knox of Pennsylvania, and sev
eral other republicans started a cam
paign to arouse antagonism against
tnd criaicism of President Wilson be
cause he had decided to go to France,
Mr. Mann denounced their attitude.
In his speech he stated, as reported
by The Associated Press, that repub
licans would make a concerted action
to embarrass the president. The word
"not" was omitted by some of the
telegraph operators handling the As
sociated Press dispatch. The Star
Mirror corrected the statement a little
later. Congressman French's letter
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. — The
Daily Star-Mirror, Moscow, Idaho.—
Dear Mr. Lamphere: In the Daily
Star-Mirror of December 3, on page
3, there appears under a Washington
date line, a dispatch stating that Rep
date line a dispatch stating that 'Rep
resentative Mann, republican floor
leader, said there will be a concerted
effort on the part of republicans Jn
the house to embarrass the president.'
"The former part of the item in
which it is stated that Representative
Mann had issued a statement declar
ing that factional strift should not
be permitted to interfere with the
president's mission abroad, recites the
correct attitude of Mr. Mann. Evi
dently the word "not" was omitted
from the second part of the dispatch
and it should read, 'Representative
Mann, republican floor leader said
there will not be a concerted effort
on the part of republicans in the
house to embarrass the president.'
"In view of the fact that Repre
sentative Mann is the republican floor
leader, I feel that I should advise you
of his attitude and also assure you
that unquestionably it is the over
whelming sentiment of the repub
licans of the house to refuse to em
barrass the president.
"Yours very truly,
Associated Press.)—ttja
six minutes to inform tnl
pire that England was at'\var on the
night of August 4, 1914, says Lord
Harcourt, who was then Colonial Sec
"On that unforgettable night," he
said to the Empire Parliamentary as
sociation, "I was in the cabinet room,
ce of the
jred only
rtish Em
Downing street, a
leagues. Our eyes were on the clock,
our thoughts on one subject only; but
there was a feeble effort to direct
our conversation to other matters.
We were waiting for a reply, which
knew füll well would never come,
to our ultimatum to Berlin.
"When Big Ben struck 11:30—mid
night in Berlin—we left the room
knowing that the British Empire was
at war.
"I crossed to the Colonial office to
send a war telegram to the whole of
the British Empire. I asked the of
ficial in charge of that duty how long
it would take. He said 'about six
"I asked him to return to my room
when he had done his work. In seven
minutes he was back and before morn
I received an acknowledgement
of my telegram from every single
Colonial protectorate, and even islet
in the 'Pacific.
"So the grim machinery of war be
gan revolving in perfect order and
with perfect preparation because,
than two years previously, an
individual war-book had been prepar
ed by the Colonial committee of de
fense for every single protectorate
and island. It was at that moment
locked in the safe of each governor
commissioner and they knew at
once what to do."
nu I re
; ir
" -
Oh! I say, speaking of weather,
have you ever seen finer ? Aren't
you glad you live in the Palouse
country these days?
These balmy spring-like days are
the delight of all. On all sides we
hear remarks about the beautiful
days, the delightful weather.
One does not need to go to warmer
climes for the winter when such ideal
days are dealt out to us.
Do the pioneer residents remember
of having experienced a more pleas
ant fall ?
We Certainly have had more pleas
ant days this fall than is our usual
lot. The rains have been warm rains,
the air has that balmy element we
enjoy in the spring, the sun often
shines with a warmth that exhilerates.
Altogether we should be happy for
many reasons, and not the least of
these, is the delightful weather.
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +,
4» WINNIPEG.—Advices receiv- +
4- ed here today tell of the destruc- 4*
* tion by fire of a tourist coach •§•
+ on the Canadian Pacific train *
+ which left here at 9:10 p. m. +
4* last night for Toronto.
4* The dispatch says 13 passan- 4*
4* gers are missing. The fire is +
4« said to have started in a berth 4*
4* occupied by a family party and 4 1
♦ quickly spread to the rest of the 4"
4* coach. The other coaches of the 4*
4* train escaped.
PARIS.—He wanted to buy a
Christmas present for his girl back
home so that she could show it to
all the other girls, and destroy their
peace of mind because it had come
from France. He knew just what he
wanted, too, but every time he
thought of going into the shop and
trying to ask in French for the thing
he wanted, he got red behind the ears.
He had gone over the top in the past,
unafraid, but he couldn't do this.
At last, when his leave was all up,
he went into the canteen and asked
the Y. M. C. A. woman there to make
the purchase for him. He gave her
the address, and hoped it wouldn't
be too much trouble to send the pack
"Of course it won't," said the Y. M.
C. A. woman who buys dozens of
such gifts each week. "I'll enjoy it.
I'll see that the package goes all
right, and, if you like, I'll write her
a little note too, telling her how well
you're looking."
"That will be nice," said the pri
He counted out the money, a
Still he lingered,
generous amount,
and it was evident that he had some
thing on his mind.
"Anything else I can do for you?"
asked the woman.
"It's like this," began the private,
hesitatingly. He stopped, swallowed,
and started all over again. "Please
be careful what you say in that note,
won't you Ma'am? You see—my girl
—she's funny about some things—she
might think—well, you know how
women are," finished the private
"I'll tell you what," said the Am
erican woman, "I'll tell her I enjoyed
meeting you because I have a son in
the army myself. Will that do?"
"That will be fine," said the private
it, only you know how women are."
He smiled at her understandigly, sa-
luted, turned and went out.
LONDON, Sunday, Dec. 15.—Con
sidering the novel conditions under
which yesterday's elections were held
and the necessity of waiting for a
fortnight before the ballots are count
ed, there is very little indulgence in
speculation as to the result. It is
universally admitted to be almost a
foregone conclusion that the Lloyd
George coalition has been victorious
and will probably have some 400 mem
bers of the new house of commons.
Naturally with many millions of
new voters, women as well as men,
there is ample room for surprises, and
the government party will feel doubts
as to its success, even if several mem
bers of the cabinet, including Sir Eric
Geddes, first lord of the admiralty;
Sir Albert H. Stanley, president of the
board of trade, and Edward Shortt,
chief secretary for Ireland, have been
elected. Greatest curiosity centers,
however, on the strength of the labor
vote, which, under new conditions, is
surprise if it is found that in the
midland and northern industrial coun
ties the women's vote largely sup
ported labor. The labor party hopes
to win over 100 seats.
2000 carloads of bogs are now in
transit to Chicago or already in the
CHICAGO.—Announcement was made
this afternoon that on account of the
congestion at Chicago stockyards an
embargo has been placed on all fresh
loadings of hogs for this city. This will
remain in force until the excessive ac
cumulations have been cleared up. About
yards here.
NEW YORK. — (By Associated
J Press.)—November's swing of the
j pendulum of history from war to
peace, which reversed the eastward
flow of America's fighting millions—
the greatest trans-oceanic troop move
ment ever known—brought the Am
erican people face to face with the
tragedy of the casualty lists.
General Pershing's announcement
that more than 58,000 of the expedi
tionary forces had given their lives
in the nation's cause and that 14,000
others, exclusive of prisoners, were
missing, created a profound impres
sion; but the human touch of almost
190,000 wounded, 16,000 of whom al
ready have been returned in various
stages of helplessness to their native
shores, promises to give the country
its first real appreciation of the sac
rifices of its sons who followed the
flag on foreign soil.
The method of their debarkation
denies to the homecoming wounded
the popular honors paid their com
rades in full health. But the war de
partment along lines intended to give
the lie to the proverbial "ingratitude
of government," has arranged for
medical, recreational and educational
attention whose aim is to restore
these maimed heroes, as fully as pos
sible, to physical comfort and finan
cial independence.
From the day of their arrival at
New York or Newport News, the
ports debarkation, to their re-entrance
into civilian life, a host of good Sam
aritans—army doctors, nurses and
orderlies and workers of the Ameri
can Red Cross—will minister to these
sufferers, from a ruthless enemy's
engines of war. Harbor hospital
boats, debarkation hospitals, hospital
trains and general hospitals for re
construction of convalescence form a
chain of service linking the westward
bound fleets of transports with the
homes of the wounded,
service the medical debarkation corps,
suddenly thrust into the foreground
of publicity by the collapse of the
Central Powers, plays an important
and picturesque part.
The end ox the war found the port
medical authorities prepared to
shoulder the heavy burden laid upon
them. During nineteen months of
American participation in the con
flict they had maintained an embar
kation hospital service, treating the
compai'atively rare cases of illness
among troops ready to go overseas.
When American forces entered
trenches small groups of wounded,
evacuated from hospitals in France,
began to filter through the service
on this side of the Atlantic. With
this experience accentuated by the
lessons of the Allied governments in
repatriating their wounded, the de
barkation system was put in readi
for the reception of injured men
at the rate of 10,000 to 15,000 a
During the war and a five weeks
period following the signing of the
armistice, approximately 11,500
wounded had been received at New
York and 4,500 at Newport News.
And in this
And the authorities were prepared, on
official advices from Washington, to
handle 50,000 cases in the next four
The army embarkation service at
New York, which sent three-fourths
of the nation's 2.000,000 men overseas,
is expected to debark a majority of
the returning forces, and the west
ward flow of wounded also will be
directed here, with some diversion to
Newport News and possibly, later on,
to Boston. To carry on the work at
this port the medical department has
a personnel of 7,306—greater than
the entire army medical corps when
the United States entered the wor.
On this staff, headed by Colonel J. M.
Kennedy, veteran of twenty-five
years' service as an army surgeon,
950 are medical officers, 983 nurses,
men and women, 5,184 enlisted men
and 189 civilian employes.
The operating facilities include
eight debarkation hospitals with an
aggregate of capacity of 10,900 beds,
two base hospitals with 4,250 beds,
reconstruction hospital at Columbia
University for cases too serious to
be moved to interior institutions, five
harbor hospital boats with 300 beds
each, seventy-five ambulances, with
fifty additional held in reserve by the
Red' Cross, and four hospital trains
each accommodating upwards of 200
The base hospitals are at Camps
Merritt and Mills, former embarka
tion, now debarkation cantonments
for the overseas army. The debarka
tion hospitals are strategically located
on or near the harbor front.
The port medical authorities, re
sponsible for soldier patients from
the time of their arrival from Europe
to their delivery at general hospitals
nearest their home communities, aim
to clear their charges from the de
barkation hospitals within a week.
The work begins at the port quaran
tine station. Here medical officers
board incoming transports and assist
the doctors aboard in preparing the
men for landing. In practically all
cases the wounded are taken directly
from the ship to the harbor hospital
boat, which conveys them to a pier
of the debarkation hospitals,
where ambulances are in waiting.
While the men get their "shore
bearin gs" their cases are studied and
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