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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
. . . . ...
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
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ac™rdh.K f Jj 0< Btftte h and'fefieral f 'rule\
,^11 pvnlained to heln
b f e arm? ln utdereten§
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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
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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.
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.
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
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
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.)
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.
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
Moscow lawyer assumes the honored
position of chief justice of Idaho.
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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
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.
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.
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
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
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.'
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.
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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
the war is over and its effects are
Secretary Lane's statement is a§
"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
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
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 " '
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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,
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
about 23 years old.
panied by another woman whose name
was not learned. She was not under
The woman appeared to be
She was accom
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
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.
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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
, .
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
. 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.

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