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The daily star-mirror. (Moscow, Idaho) 1911-1939, December 20, 1918, Image 4

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The clothing problem all you wish, you
will not find more serviceable or satisfactory
clothing than the well tailored, perfect fitting
Overcoats for Men and Young Men.
The fabrics are always all wool. They
keep their shape, and Green, the laundryman,
for $1.50, will make an old suit look like new.
They stand the test of wear and cleaning. They
are the most economical clothing to be found,
and the price is not at all prohibitive.
$25.00 $30.00 $35.00 $40.00'
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OopjTiBh; Hart Schaffner 4 Mari
*The Home of
trt Schaffher
& Marx
Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer,
reports the influenza situation
worse today. Seven members of S.
J. Hall's family have the disease and
there are some new cases reported.
Dr. Adair insists that all quarantine

The Mark P. Miller Milling
through any particular house. Wc did
not even consider Oat we had done
any wonderful thing by making this
saving to the farmer, neither do we
like td be accused of charging 27 1-2
cents when our concern sold sacks low
er than the Farmer's Llnion. We simply
took advantage of the market and gave
the farmer the benefit of our early buy
on sacks. Later we had to buy addi
tional sacks and sold them at 27 1-2
cents each, which was practically at
Does the Farmer or the Consumer
Make or Save Money Through
the Union?
We are not prepared to say absolute
ly that they do not. On the selling end
of the business the Mark P. Miller Mill
ing company wants to put up a chal
lenge to our friends in the Union. The
Red Cross needs money and is worthy
of the support of «every farmer as well
as every business man. We assert and
are ready to prove by our daily records
on grain purchases here in Moscow since
July 1st, 1918, that we have paid a
higher average price net to the farmer
for his wheat during that time than did
the Union. We will turn over our books
to any competent person for examination
and if we cannot make good on our
statement of paying higher prices than
the LTnion has paid, on the average, for
the wheat marketed by the farmer with
us since July, 1918, then the Moscow
Chapter of the Red Cross gets our
$500 which we are ready to deposit in
any bank if the Union will make a sim
ilar deposit on the same conditions, and
throw r their books open to inspection.
Wc arc paying right now from one
cent to three cents more per bushel to
the farmer right at our elevator than
any price we have heard that the Union
is paring. We are of the firm conviction
that the farmer is a litHe better off
where there is strong competition in
buying gram than he is in some pm-es
where there is no competition. It is
probably a matter of regret to the ordi
nary farmer to find that instead of at
least half a dozen men or more hrmg
engaged in buying wheat in Mos ;ow as
formerly there is now only t.r ec con
cerns buying wheat her;. The Farmer's
Union, J. G. Gibson and us. With a
large number of buyers m a town it
cf*°n happens that sorus concern wants
grain at above the m irket and tin seller,
by keeping close track of the local
markets, can take advantage of this
and get a few debars more for his
So much for the farmer who sells the
grain. Now' how about the consumer?
Is he saving money by buying through
the Union or by buying at any other
store? The other day Mr. W. E.
Peiffer, who lives out near the moun
tains, came to our feed warehouse and
wanted some mill run feed. The writer
waited on him and noted that he had
some mill run feed in his wagon. Mr.
Peiffer told us that he had gotten that
for a neighbor, at the Union and paid
$4.50 for the three sacks. We sold Mr.
Peiffer the identical same kind of mill
feed with the identical weights for
$3.90 which was our regular price.
■ W, A. Lauder, one of our local
merchants, is selling hard wheat flour
of the same grade as our own hard
wheat flour at $2.95 per sack, which is
also our price. The government has
fixed the standards of flour and there
is practically no difference between any
standard hard wheat flour. The Union's "v '
price is $3.00 per sack to the consumer
on a grade of flour which is probably
no better than that sold by us or by
any other retail merchant. No saving
here, and we offer to prove this by
submitting samples to the University
Food Chemist, 'A few of the farmers
are asking us about these prices and are
wondering if this concern is making the
same kind of saving (?) on other
merchandise sold by them.
The Mark P. Milling Milling company
is not fighting the Union and we are
going to frankly admit that by building
warehouses and elevators at non-com
petitive points and at some competitive
points the farmer has derived a great
deal of good. We are willing to be
shown that the individual farmer has
been benefited by the Union, but here
in Moscow we want the figures before
we are going to belive it. We are glad
to have them in business with us here
in Moscow, but we do object to our
concern being misrepresented as charg
ing more for bags than we did charge,
and we do object to any advertising or
claims made through the paper which is
not the truth. Good business ethics have
changed in the last few years to the
great benefit of the consumer. We are
willing to conform to the truth in all of
qur statements and advertisements, and
if our competitors do not feel the
we are going to tell the truth regard
less of the consequences.
this article, places a few facts he
fore the public so that the grain situa
tion in Moscow may not he misunder
On December 12th last there
appeared in The Daily Star-Mirror an
excellent picture of the fine new elev
ator recently built by the Farmers Union
in Moscow, hut along with the picture
there appeared some little discrepancies
in the write up. Some of our farmer
friends called our attention to this and
have asked us in fairness to ourselves
to place the truth before our farmers.
The Union boasted of selling sacks
to the farmers for 26 cents each while
all others charged 27 1-2 cents, at «
/saving of $9000. ,A fine saving if
true. There are only two things wrong
about these figures. They claim they
sold 60,000 sacks, which at a saving of
I 1-2 cents on each bag, resulted in an
actual saving of $900, a mere difference
of $8100. which
concern was not "among the others"
mentioned for the reason that we ad
vertised and advised the farmers in
the early spring of 1918. that wc were
prepared to sell all the bags the farmer
wanted, with no obligation to sell their
grain to us, at a price of 25 1-2 cents
each. An examination of the files of
the Idaho Post in the early part of
1918 will confirm this statement and
prove our assertion of selling hags at
25 1-2 cents each, Many farmers took
advantage of our offer and we sold to
all alike.
farmer to belong to any organization
to make this saving, neither was any
farmer asked to market his grain
was not saved. Our
It was not necessary for a
j regulations be observed strictly if the j
; plague is to be conquered here. Else
I where in this issue is a statement I
[ from London that the plague has cost |
more than 6,000,000 lives in three
months. Dr. Adair's statement fol- j
I lows;
j "The 'flu' situation is not as fav
I orable as we had hoped for. Up to
noon today the following cases have
beenj reported: Two at Stanley's;
I one at N. Williamson's and three
j more, making seven in all at Sam
Mail's. :
'If the 'good people' of Moscow j
wish this plague stamped out they j
must realize that it rests to a great |
extent upon their cooperation. It is
indeed obvious that parties held in |
J^H^ate^j-iomes i jwhere i the j^ooins are
small, and various games are played,
are unnecessary risks and should he
considered as such hy those so eager
to have every home in which there is
a case of'flu quarantined."
Madeline Kalinowski to Help.
Little Miss Madeline Kalinowski
will give a cutting from Maeterlinck's
immortal Blue Bird—"Land of Mem
ory Scene" on Rev. W. H. Bridge's
Maeterlinck program this evening,
Miss Madeline has taken the role of
"Myrtle" in the Blue Bird with a
professional stock company. She ap
peared with Harry Andrews and also
with Harris, the famous Shakês
pearean interpreter in Los Angeles as
well as on various programs in Spo
J<ane jin(^jv^nnea£olis i ^^^^^^^^^^
It is believed that there will be
IgOO names on Moscow Christmas
honor roll for the Red Cross when
work closes this evening. Mrs. G. D.
Hodge has had charge of the work
on the streets afid has a force of live
rustlers at work selling Red Cross
memberships. This forenoon the work
ers were Mrs. Alberta Morgareidge,
Mrs. George Steltz, Margaret Den
ning and Miss Ferrol Richardson.
This afternoon Mrs. Steltz worked
again and the other workers on the
street were Miss Camille McDaniels,
Miss Jeanette Sholes, Miss Bessie
Hall and Miss Violet Seeley.
The women in charge of the booths
today were Miss Neppa Naylor and
Miss Barker in the forenoon, and Mrs.
Carl Anderson and Mrs. M. M. Pres
ton in the afternoon at the post of
fice. At the Veatch Realty company's
office Mrs. A. S. Lyon and Miss Mary
Owfhgs worked in the forenoon and
Mrs. F. A. Thomson and Mrs; H. L.
Axtell in the afternoon. The receipts
up to last night were $1508. It is
believed $300 will be added today. |
Lillian Goodwin Succumbs.
Lillian Goqdwin, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. T. T. Goodwin, died last night of
pneumonia, following influenza,
was born in Moscow on February 28,
1904. and her entire life had been spent
here. The young girl was of a bright. ;
happy and kindly disposition and her
death will cause much genuine regret.
She is survived by her parents, four sis
ters and one brother. Her brother. Glen
Goodwin and sister. Amanda, live with j
their parents on Orchard avenue. Her |
other sisters arc Mrs. A. H. Olson of ;
South Jefferson street: Mrs. Richard j
Condell of American Ridge and Mrs. i
W. R. Davidson of Logan street. Mos- j
cow. Lillian was a very intimate friend
and ' school mate of Grace Campbell,
daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. J. J.
Campbell, whose death from the same
cause occured recently. The two girls
are again reunited.
Hotel Moscow Arrivals.
Thursday, December 19, 1918. n
M. E. Chenberg, New York; A. F. !:
Dawns, F. B. Wells, F. L. Neal, Geo.
W. Claus, J. O. Tracy, H. Creel, Spo
kane; Geo. A. Berman, New York; E.
Levy, Mrs. Nell Stanfield. Chicago ;
J N Pyle. Portland : Alfred S. Ander
son*. Moscow : B. N. Emmett, Kendrick ;
Joseph H. Johnston, Manila Hanson,
Lewiston ; E. F. Myers, Fraser, Ida. ;
G. E. Woodhead, C. V. Hobson, L. A.
Dryden. Joe C. Wicks, Eugene Way,
Carlton D. Elhart. Walter E. Welteman,
James Wicker Curtis Martin Arthur
Sawvcr, Sam. N. Peterson, r. Svler, B.
N. Bailey, Rix Bailey, B. J. Weber, M.
O. Smyth N. B. Sawk, TT. A. Smussen,
E. L. Turner, Chas. Howard, Fred L.
Albinola. John H. Nickel, R, A, John
son, T. L. Evans, Moscow: R. A. Ham
ilton. Orofino.
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Endicott Couple Married Here.
Geo. L. Weitz and Miss Ruby Stan
field both of Endicott, Wash., were
married yesterday at 3 o'clock at the
Methodist parsonage, Rev. H. O.
Perry officiating. They will make
their home at Endicott.
Chas. Lindgren and family of Viola
are in Moscow today.
to 20 Cents a Pound on
Christmas Candies
Made by the
SOCIETE CHOCOLATES in 1, 2, 3 and 5 pound boxes.
SOCIETE CHOCOLATES in bulk—Nut Centers, Algonquins, Cara
mel Centers, Victories, Walnut Tops, Nougatines and Whipped
Cream Centers.
Butter Scotch, Cream Caramels, Jelly Beans, Gum Drops, Cocoa
nut Brittle, French Cream Bon-bons, Cake Mixture, for cakes,
cookies, etc., Calarab Candied Figs, Sugar Stick—All Kinds of Nuts.
1 stration announced the cancellation of
I the flour milling regulations includ
I inf the fair price schedules today.
Latah County Records.
Thursdav, December 19, 1918.
f c m.—J ohn W. Schneider to A. P.
j ohnson _ $ 1000 . due 10-1-19, 10 horses,
| etc rron
j '•• t + nu . . e * 0
L ^«"-Robert Chr.singer vs. Anna
J a ^ so £ ^.3! 8-9-16 Troy
I T • D -—Estate of Ida E. Stevens to
J 6 ™! 11 ?Jk Day> $8800 ' Lot 1 SE 1-4 NE
I 1 ' 4 1 - 39 ' 6 -
Rel.—Potlatch State Bank to Ole
Anderson, r-m 12-27-13.
R. M.—Ole Anderson to Potlatch
State Bank, $3624, due 12-9-23, Lots 1
2-3 of 30-42-4; NE 1-4 NE 1-4 25-42-5
R. M.— Letitia J. Wilkison to Potlatch
State Bank. $300, due 12-14-20, SE 1-4
NE 1-4 17-42-4.
Marriage License—Boyd Petty to
Elsie Davis.
Flour Restrictions Removed.
WASHINGTON.—The food admini

Marriage License—George L. Weitz
to Ruby Stanfield.
G. P. Mix has always shown good
judgment but never to better advantage
than when he bought that fine herd of
pure bred Holstein cows and engaged
in dairying. The dairy industry is bound
to become one of the most profitable ag
ricultural pursuits of the west and the
man who "gets in on the ground floor"
will be the first to reap the reward.
"Hog" Island seems to he g very
appropriate name for the government
ship building yard which has cost $63,
000,000 and has turned out one ship.
Get your hard wood floors sanded
and polished by motor power now.
Half the cost of hand work. Machine
will be here for a limited time only.
Harry Stern. Phone 105W.

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