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W : VOLUME vm MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918 NUMBER 73 WILSON OPPOSES SINKING HUN WARSHIPS President Wilson will oppose, with all his influence, the proposal to sink the German warships that have been surrendered to the Allies. This is the official announcment received today in answer to the request of the senate •< as to whether the American peace delegates favor sinking these ships. President Wilson regards the feeding of the starving peoples of Europe as the greatest problem before the peace conference but believes that the problem is in a fair way to be solved by the United States, working under the direction of Herbert Hoover, who is to be made the food administrator for the world. England has notified Holland that she intends to send supplies to her troops in Germany by boat through Holland waters. This is technically a breach of international law, but no more so than Holland's breach in per mitting the German soldiers to march through a portion of Holland on their retreat from France and Belgium. The exact location of 36 combat divisions of the American troops is today made known to the American people for the first time through the Associ Ated Pr^s. The cable and telegraphic news received today follows: TMT-, « 7-11 « Q- 1 • w , us™ Wilson Will Oppose Sinking Warships. WASHINGTON.—It may be stated authoritatively that President Wilson will oppose in the most direct fashion, the proposals from any source to sink warships surrendered by Germany under the terms of the armistice. England to Invade Holland. BRUSSELS.—It is reported here that Holland has been informed by Great Britain of her intention to send supplies to the British army of occupation in Germany via the river Scheldt and the Dutch province of Limburg. (This is the province through which Holland allowed the German troops to pass in their retreat from Belgium and France.) United States Expected to Feed the World. PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)—President Wilson's conference today and tomorrow will virtually complete the preliminaries he is expected to dis pose of before going to England, Thursday morning, and probably lay the principal part of the ground work for the actual peace conference. President Wilson considers the most pressing of all problems before the entente nations is the question of supplies of food for the starving people in liberated countries, but that' it is in a fair way to be solved, probable that the work Will be handled principally by the United States through Herbert C. Hoover. ■ It seems Tells Where Our Soldiers Now Are. WASHINGTON.—The exact location of 35 combat divisions and the six depot divisions of the American arm^ in France and Germany and Luxem burg on November 28, was announced by the war department today. The 42nd is at Mersch, Luxemburg; 91st, at Denterghem, Belgium; and the 41st depot division, at St. Aignan. German Ambassador to Mexico Called Home. WASHINGTON.—Ambassador Fletcher, at Mexico City, has advised the state department today that El Pueblo, the government official organ, has denied that von Eckhardt, German minister to Mexico, has been recalled. Other Mexican newspapers say that von Eckhardt's mission there has ter minated, though he is undecided as to leaving the country SAYS CORN WILL PAY HERE BEITER THAN ROOT CROPS . . . . ... Many a farmer has had difficulties with his income tax return. Many others have frequently found it de sirable to know the actual results of the S' S for S ï e system an o y f Account * that w«äd f give results with the mini worts «TdTmand hSen ilr abïok iss s the extension division of the Univer be ^secured h from county '%£nts who will also assist such farmers as desire help. Persons residing in coun ties having no county agricultural agent can write directly to Boise for their books. The books were pub lished at a cost of twenty-five cents Z farmers during the week of De Stt 1» SSSUfJS ac™rdh.K f Jj 0< Btftte h and'fefieral f 'rule\ ,^11 pvnlained to heln b f e arm? ln utdereten§ SrSs Û meetings to be held m near y every county of the state Mr. Leth st s that he has requests »'nearly sev Syt rwhice^that 1 * number'to slightly below fifty. A number of the farmers account HHMERS' ACCOUNT BOOKS MOW READY EXTENSION DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY HAS THEM—TO TEACH WHEAT GRADING , , .... . . l c T 7 i»f^ 0 r books will be ordered by O. S. Fletcher, equnty agent, on December 26 He wishes all who want them to notlf 7 him before that time in order that they may be brought with the first shipment. Mr. Fletcher makes headquarters at the Farmers store and can be reached by telephone there any time. Send your order for one of these books to Mr. Fletcher and get it in time to open the account with the beginning of the new year. __ . Red Cross Workers Today. Mrs. Cora B. Campbell and Mrs. Ray Carter had charge of the Red Cross booth in the post office this forenoon and Mrs. H. N. Wilson and Mrs. Glen Sanders this afternoon. Ine booth in the Veatch Realty Companys office was not in operation today, the Associated Charities being busy there preparing for the needy of Moscow i and vicinity. y + Professor R. K. Bonnett, of the ag ricultural college of the University of Idaho, has kindly consented to give opinion on the question of raising sugar beets and other root crops for stock food in Latah county. His very excellent article follows: Another Side to Growing Sugar Beets. A number of statements have been made recently in the papers of north Idaho regarding the, value of sugar beets to be grown as a side line to the livestock industry. While it is no. doubt true that sugar beets could be grown in Latah and other counties of northern Idaho, it is doubtful if they could be depended on and be „ roWT] on a large sca i e at a A small acreage of sugar beets. mangels, or carrots, ^, he ?| r0 ^' probably ^"^^taïly^ôr iS hoss ' ' nd horses and poultry. S*! y® 8 *.. 1 *, ,® y e . xp 1 * cc + „™. profitable liwattoek type of farming, " » portion of thefarmwererese for growing beets and the season «f " reia m$ e d <SLnce planting .toe, there Is little ebanoe wo r ul S d UC Äor?tS? 21*535 .. i» other crop c ould be gç ». m the meantime to supplement that portion of the «täte depends upon the climatic conditions and the ^repara «on of the -/d b ed. A good stand |gp|Hsg&s partment at the university has car P. gd ^ exper iments with sugar beets other roots and have been suc . W.1 in .ecorin* . stand »ly one an ern crops This fail year out of the past four, ure was due in part to seasonal con ditions, but largely to a loose seedbed, Thig WQuld likely be the cauge of fail - ure Qn the part of t h e farmers in the majority of cases, as few are provid ed witb ro ilers and packers, Another question in growing beets . g tbe j abor ne eded for thinning and weeding. In the beet growing areas contract i a bor is used, which is cheap gr tban other labor, when experience j g considered. It is impossible for one man to care for more than five acres of beets if he does all of the work, while he could easily care for forty to eighty acres of corn with j egg worry as more of the work could be done by machinery and if would be distributed to a better advantage. If j_ be cos t 0 f producing each crop is aC curately figured, the corn crop will bave a margin of ten to fifteen dol (Continued on page 4.) MOSCOW PEOPLE RESPOND TO I APPEAL FOR CHRISTMAS CHEER LIEUTENANT GEORGE BECK HAS RETURNED TO MOSCOW R ev an( j Mrs. John Beck are en joying a visit from their son, Lieuten ant George Beck, who returned . from officers^ training camp^and 6 haT re ce ived his commission. The young man is a graduate of the University Idaho, class of 1917, and is well known in Moscow, where his father is pastor of the German Methodist Episcopal church. He left here about six months ago. S3 JUDGE W. M. MORGAN 10 BE CHIEF MICE MOSCOW MAN TO HEAD ^SU PREME COURT. —JUDGE STEELE TO COEUR D'ALENE Announcement comes from Boise that Judge William M. Morgan of the state supreme court, will be chief justice aft er January 14. He will be presiding judge of that tribunal after that date, when the term of Judge Budge expires. Judge Budge was reelected lint he loses his seniority with the expiration of his and the well-known and popular term Moscow lawyer assumes the honored position of chief justice of Idaho. f-s f, ■ : 1 l u ' -**r/*. Judge Morgan's home is in Moscow, where he practiced law for many years. He is a brother of A. L. Morgan, the well-known attorney of Moscow. Judge Morgan always comes to Moscow to vole. The supreme court meets in Coeur d'Alene; Friday and Saturday of this week and Judge E. C. Steele of the district court here, has been invited to sit with the supreme court judges in some very important cases. Judge Steele received the following telegram today : Hon. E. C. Steele. Moscow, Ida. Will you sit with the supreme court at Coeur d'Alene on December 27 and 28. Wire answer, our expense. WM. M. MORGAN. Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Greene, of Juli aetta, passed through Moscow yester day enroute to Garfield and Oakes dale to visit relatives and friends. Oakesdale was their home many years ago and they have a married daughter living In Garfield. Surrender 7 i Yp i » I IeJ The spirit that was brought into the world in Bethlehem 1918 years ago next Wednesday, is not lacking in Moscow. This has been shown re peatedly but never more so than in response to the appeal in The Star Mirror of last Thursday, when a list of those who would be without Christ mas cheer unless furnished by the people of this locality, was published. The article, ably written by Mrs. Hut ton, whose generosity and industry have been the leading feature of many "drives" for funds in Moscow, ap pealed to every one who read it. The Star-Mirror had hardly appeared on the streets of Moscow before people began to call at the office of the Veatch Realty company to join the Associated Charities or renew their membership, or to leave packages for the needy whose condition was de scribed in the article referred to. Tonight every want mentioned in that appeal has been met. Not one of those mentioned will be without the Christmas cheer and it will have been provided by the truly Christian spirit of the people of Moscow and vicinity. Mr. Veatch's office today looks like a general merchandise store. There are virtually wagon loads of goods stored there. The gifts range from a pair of stockings to entire outfits for girls and boys who were mention ed in the article telling the people of Moscow that there are in our midst children who are actually in need of clothing and food. Several of the storès of Moscow gave entire outifts, from shoes to cap, including under and outer wear of warm and good quality, for boys and girls of ifhrious ages. Others gave sacks of flour, sacks of potatoes, boxes of apples, packages of clothing, shoes, stock ings, hats, caps, dresses, coats, in fact everything that was mentioned in the article as being needed has been given in quantity. In addition to this more than $75 in cash was given, ranging from $1 to Many persons who had been members of the Associated Charities, which has collected no dues for three years, renewed their memberships. Others who had not been members, joined, paying the fee of $1 for the year's membership. Today Mr. Veatch and Mrs. Hutton are sorting the gifts and sending them out to those who need them, and the money is being used to buy fuel and food for the most needy. Teams will be sent out with the gifts which will bring cheer and thankfulness into many homes. The response has been hearty, spontaneous and beautiful and generous donors of these needed gifts will enjoy their Christmas dinner next Wednesday more than would have been possible had they not mani fested the spirit Christ brought to the world nearly two thousand years ago. The appeal has demonstrated two things clearly. The Star-Mirror is thoroughly read in Moscow and vicini ty and the people here have the true Christian spirit and are very liberal. All that is needed is to show them the need of charity and the need is met promptly and willingly. The need for assistance is due to the influenza epidemic which took the bread winner in many homes from their work and the heavy expense of a spell of sickness left the families without means, but there will be no suffering here and no one will be without a Christmas dinner and all the comforts of the season, thanks to the generosity of Moscow people. Densmore Will Not Testify. SAN FRANCISCO.—The decision of Secretary of Labor Wilson in re fusing to permit John R. Densmore, director general of the employment bureau, and his aides to testify before the grand jury investigating the al leged irregularities in the prosecution of Thomas Mooney, unearthed by Densmore, was sent to Governor Stephens by George Arnold, Wilson's representative here, today.' FIND MOTHER OF BABE LETT ON TRAIN FBIOAY NIGHT ASSOCIATED PRESS WINS SUIT AGAINST INTERNATIONAL WASHINGTON. — The injunction granted the Associated Press to stop the pirating of news by the Interna tional News Service was sustained today by the United States supreme court, Associated Justice "•Pitney delivering the decision. Referring to the Interna tional News Service's contention that the Associaated Press is guilty of the same practices charged against defend ants, Justice Pitney said"there is nothing in the proceedings that puts the Assoc iated Press in a position of "having un clean hands." The court declared the processes used by the International News Service in taking Associated Press news amounted to "unauthorized interference with the normal operation of complain ant's legitimate business." The opinion was rendered by a vote of five to three. ■ : DEFENSE COUNCILS ARE STILL NEEDED SECRETARY LANE ASKS ORGANI ZATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT WORK TO CONTINUE Disintegration of the forces that make up the state, county and community councils, is the thing that the government least desires at the present time, Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the interior and chair man of the field division council of national defense, has advised the Idaho state council. With Secretary of War Baker and other government heads, Secretary Lane appeared be fore the governor's conference at An napolis and urged that state council organizations continue their work un til it is definitely determined that BOISE. the war is over and its effects are passed. Secretary Lane's statement is a§ follows: "We in the council of national de fense have been intimately in touch with all sections of the country through the organization of the state council of defense. In our judgment, for this trying period which is to come it is essential that you shall be able in the future, as in the past, to reach your own people with whatever mes sage the national government may desire to send them. "The Women's Council of Defense —all the activities in which women have been engaged should not be al lowed to lag. I say this so as to emphasize what Secretary Baker said tb you Monday. We wish you to promote through the message you will carry home the idea the United States shall not disintegrate into so many individuals but that the organi zed effort which has been in exist throughout the war shall be maintained until we know that this is over and its effects are ence war passed.' 24 HEW USES OF ftll" EAST WEEK a DR. ADAIR REPORTS TW O DOZEN NEW CASES IN EIGHT MOSCOW HOMES There were 24 new cases of influ enza in Moscow last week, according to the report of Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, made today for the week from December 16 to 22, a period of six days. No report was made for Sunday. The cases are in eight Moscow homes, divided as fol lows: Samuel Hall, 7 cases; Pren Moore, 5 cases; Mr. Stanley, 3; A. C. Jardley, 3; E. E. Ostroot, 2; N. Williamson, 2; W. S. JVilkins, 1; Mr. Beilenberg, 1. In commenting on the influenza situation Dr. Adair said: "I am very grateful to the people for their cooperation in keeping the children of school age out of public! gatherings—however, during the last week, there has been some laxity in observing this and until it seems ad visable to open the schools all child ren of the public schools found in shows or churches shall be requested to leave by the marshal, and the par ents of same held accountable. "I fell that the small number of cases among the children is due to the fact that they have not been al lowed to intermingle in indoor crowds, In one of the nearby towns where school was recently re-opened, 18 children came down with it in one day. "A warning has already been given that those having the disease must produce a certificate of health from the attending physician, before ap pearing in public. These certificates may be handed directly to the chief of police, who is furnished With a list of all persons having the 'flu' or they be left for him at the Comer may Dr "If we° prevent a spread of the di sease in a severe form like they are having at Genesee and Palouse, where there have been about ten deaths dur ing the last week, every individual j must assume their part of the re snonsiblitv " ' 1 y ' The woman who left her three weeks old baby on the Northern Pa cific train which went through Mos cow Friday night, has been found. Today she appeared before Adrian Nelson, probate judge, and signed papers relinquishing her right to the child she abandoned, in favor of the Children's Home Finding and Aid So ciety of Idaho. This movement came as the result of a visit to the woman by John Howland, of Lewiston, head of the society at that place. He went to Joel yesterday, located the woman, had a talk with her, ascertained that she wants to get rid of the infant, and secured her consent to let the society take care of the child, relinquished her right to the child in legal manner before Probate Judge Nelson today. Woman's Husband in France. The child was not born in wedlock, according to the statement signed by the woman. It is the child of shame. Her husband is in France, where he fought with the American army. The woman gave her name as Hazel Mar latte, and the name of the man she claims is the father of the child was given as Arnold Gup till, of Wanetta, Montana. She Has Two Other Children. The unnatural mother talked freely of her acts and her desire to get rid o fthe child. She has two other child ren, a boy and a girl, aged three and five years. These were not with her today. She tried to have the Catholic school here take them, but no defi nite arrangement was made, statement, which she signed when re leasing her right to the child, stated that the baby girl is three weeks old, was born at' Wanetta, Montana, that the child's father is Arnold Guptill, and the child "was not born in wed lock." about 23 years old. panied by another woman whose name was not learned. She was not under Her The woman appeared to be She was accom arrest sary papers to give her child to the home finding society she left the court house accompanied by the other woman. To Mrs. Campbell, wife of Sheriff J. J. Campbell, she stated that her husband is in France. The woman is visiting relatives near Joel, but their names were not learned. She has been living in Mon tana for some time. She appeared to be of ordinary intelligence, child is said to be in charge of the home finding society at Lewiston and will be given a home by a family there. The The mystery, which caused much comment has been solved. It is only another story of a wife gone wrong while her husband was fighting for the freedom of the world, a story too often appearing in the newspapers since the great war began. so NEW SAW MILL IS BUILT HEIR «>01 * r i MUNRO LUMBER COMPANY BUILDS MILL WITH 35,000 FEET DAILY CAPACITY v A new saw mill with 35,000 feet daily capacity, has been established near Avon by the Munro Lumber company, of which Alexander Munro, of Moscow, is manager. The mill has begun work on a government con tract to furnish 60,000 railroad ties and also has another big contract to furnish white pine lumber for matches to the Diamond and Ohio Match com panies. The company has a large tract of valuable timber land in this county. The timber is largely white pine, which, with California sugar pine are the only two woods fit for matches. The company saws this white pine in planks two inches thick and any width that saws to advana age. These planks are shipped to Spokane where they are sawed into blocks and then shipped to the match factories in the east. The mill gives employment to from j , . to 40 men and 10 teams are em Ployed. The lumber is hauled a dis tance of seven miles to the railroad, ?, nd . 15 „ sb l pp f over the Washington, Maho & Montana railroad. Mr. Mun i ™ >s engaged in looking after the roada and the «hipping. He ha« let contracts tor the logging and the sawing. At present sleds are being used as there is about 15 inches of snow in the timber making fairly good sleighing but deeper snow would be an advantage. Roads are being built and in the summer time trucks will be used to haul the lum ber which will be sawed as rapidly as possible and shipped to the match block mills at Spokane. The match planks are sawed in 16-foot lengths and run from two to 16 inches in width. The new mill will furnish em ployment to a number of settlers in the woods with their teams this winter. . George Wells of Montana is here to visit his sister, Mrs. G N. Lam Phere, and a brother at Palouse. He r®P ort s a fine winter m Montana, with 1( ieal weather conditions. He will |P6 n d several days at Moscow and Palouse and then go to Oregon to visit other relatives before returning to his home.