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lyayi j. Christmas Day Nineteen Eighteen Peace on Earth Good Will Toward Men Am No man or woman for generations upon genera tions can recall a Christmas Day like unto Decem ber 25th, 1918. The pealing of the Christmas Chimes will have a new and finer significance to all mankind on this »Christmas Day. Peace on Earth is today an accomplished fact— good will toward man must of necessity follow the sacrifices made by men and women of every na tionality and every religious faith during these past four years. Men and women of every class and faith have come to know each other better, have come to have a higher and most lasting regard for each other. They have fought side by side—they have died side by side—they have forgotten everything that seemed or was a barrier in the past, and have suc cored each other in their anguish and sorrows, and too have helped and found pleasure in each other's wit and pleasantries. Truly this is a Christmas Day long to be remem bered—and since the world war is at an end, allow fis to extend to each and everyone the compliments of the season, and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I! i -c [5 fiz B îil m an an I C an i I'-F r-Jll , m 5 ■ r an :i. $ The Fashion Shop 4 IRC REINDEER STEAKS CHEW THAN BEEF HIGH COST OF LIVING STRIKES ESKIMO LAND.—REINDEER WORTH $25 EACH An Eskimo industry as. the subject of a magazine article would, not so long ago, have been regarded as some what of- a joke. The war, however, reached away into Alaska, raised the price of living, created an industry, brought about prosperous times, with the natural consequence that Madame Eskimo, says a writer in The Sunset Magazine, is a very different person age from what she used to be. "Three dollars for a porterhouse!'' he protested. "Say! Who do you think I am—Rockefeller?" His atti tude was that of one who was not going to let anybody put anything over on him, even if he was in the Far North, a curiosity-seeker in the Land of Curios. The sour-dough waiter looked bor Prices are goin' up in Alaska, same as any place else," he said. "You can have reindeer steak for six bits." Beefsteak, three dollars, raindeer steak, seventy-five cents! And the price of beef and mutton and pork becoming higher every day—a condi tion that prevailed even before Wil helm started out on his excursion in world-domination. Sam's little pastoral experiment, be Ï un more than twenty years ago with le purpose of relieving thé condition of semistarvation to which the Eski mos of northwestern Alaska had been ed. Clearly Uncle r » * Christmas Greetings Ü We wish to thank our friends for the many favors in the year just closing with assurance of our ap preciation and good will. We sincerely hope and wish every one an Old fashioned Merry Christmas. The First National Bank OF MOSCOW l 'I Pioneer Bank of Latah County. J. S. HECKATHORN, Cashier W, L. PAYNE, President reduced by the invasion of the white man, had reached a stategic point from which it could give old H. C. L. a k ick in th e ribs. The amount of reindeer to be ship ped this year, to be sure, will not be sufficient to make an appreciable dent in the price of other meats, but con sidering that reindeer double their number every three years, besides leaving ten per cent of the entire herd for the market, it will be seen that these northern animals soon will become a factor in the. economic af fairs of the nation. The range-lands of the North are practically unlimited. Many Eskimos who became ap prenticed herders fifteen or twenty years ago are now quite wealthy, owning a herd of several hundred deer, worth upon the hoof about $26 each, and it is one of the anomalies of the country that some of them have thousands of dollars-* worth of meat walking around on the tundras and yet are short of flour and other food. Reindeer-herders know not the meat less Tuesday, - but for many of them every day is wheatless. These condi tions, however, prevail only in places where the herders are situated at great distances from the centers of white population. Deer-men living near the mining-camps find a ready sale for their product. Reindeer meat is juicy and tender; its flavor is somewhat between beef and mutton and not "gamey." With plenty of meat to sell, the Eskimo has become prosperous, but affluence has brought to him some of the troubles of his white. brother. Time was when Mrs. Eskimo was happy if she had a piece of walrus or seal meat to cook over a blubber burning lamp in an igloo constructed of driftwood and banked with tundra sod; whep the killing of a whale was the assembling signal for the Royal - - 2 -*— Gorge. Mukluks of walrus-skin were plenty good enough, and chewing this tough leather to make it flexible was a work of contentment. A parka and trousers of hair-seal were considered the hall-marks of class. where a wily trader did a good stroke of business by showing a line of beautiful pink and white corsets, To be sure, Madam Eskimo doesn't yet yearn for grand opera. But she makes frequent trips to the big cities of the North, where there are crowds of people, and stores, and candy, and u f c U a " d m ° vin e Pâtures Madam Eskimo demean herself *?y chewing walrus leather these days? Not much! She chews gum m ïï? a< V. , . , ... ., T, he t,m . e has arrived, continues the writer, when the reindeer men must £ lnd a f . or u themsurplussteers be 7 0nd the local habitat and with the P™« of meat constantly advancing »? the United States, the mtrpduc- tion of this choice new article of diet should be more than welcome. But that day of simple contentment is past. If Mrs. Eskimo's husband or son owns a reindeer herd, she must have a don-to-date range to cook upon. The old igloo has been convert ed into a cold-storage room, or a dog kennel. The living house must now be large and commodious, with more than one room, and it must be lined with nice planed lumber brought at great transportation cost from the United States. She must have a sew ing machine of the latest model. She must have skirts and underwear of wool, like her white sister, and her coat must be of the finest fawn-skin, trimmed with ermine, or wolf* or wolverine, or Arctic fox. The tops of her mukluks must be of differently colored reindeer hides and gay with beads and other gewgaws. In a few cases she has been known to insist on white-topped kid shoes with high heels. A good story is even told S. Mark's Church. Christmas day services—8 a. m., holy communion; 10:30 a. m., choral service (special Christmas music). It is hoped that every member of the church may make it convenient to attend at least one service on this great feast day. Mrs. Isley's Letter. In a recent letter Mrs. D. W. Isley of Litchfield, HI.', says, "I have used Chamberlain's Tablets for disorders of the stomach and as a laxative, and have found them a quick and sure relief. digestion or constipation these tablets will do you good. - m - Holiday Service at the Post Office. General delivery window open to the public from 11 a. m. to 12 noon. City carriers will make morning trip. Ru ral carriers will make trip as usual. Otherwise the office will be closed for the entire day. W. F, MORGARETDGE, P, M. -•*- Card of Thanks. We wish to thank all who assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved daughter and sister; also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Goodwin and family. If you are troubled with in D News from Khaki Boys Alfred H. Anderson, who is with 1 the American expeditionary forces, has written to his father, A. G. An derson, R. F. D. 4, Moscow, the fol lowing very interesting letter: "Nov. 24, 1918. "Dear Father: Today is the Jay that we are all supposed to write father a letter, so here goes this one to you. "Well, I am still in the hospital but am getting along fine so expect to be up walking around in a few days again. "As we can tell you more in our letters now it is easier to write, so will tell you where I am. I am in base hospital No. 30. It is at Roget, just a little way from Clermont. There is room for 4,000 patients, but there, is not very many here now, as they have sent them to the States as soon as they are well, so I may be on my way before long, at least I hope so. "I will tell you' what fronts I was on in the drives. The first one was at Soissons the 18th of July, and that was quite a battle. The second was at St. Mihiel, where we broke the old Hindenburg line. The third was at the Champaigne front, there it was hard pushing but we made them go in spite of the hard fighting, and the fourth was the last one, in the Ar gonne forest, along the Meuse river. There was where I was wounded, so I left .the company there, and the morning after I left them they cross ed the Meuse river and went on to the big railroad center called Sedan, and they were there when the armis tice was signed. "I was also at two other fronts, but didn't do any driving there to amount to anything. One of them was at Chateau Thierry, and the other one was a short distance from Metz. I saw Metz thru a good glass. "Wherever we were we went thru the Hun lines like a dose of salts. So you see we didn't stop for a little pain or hardship for such is war. I sure am glad that it is over with. "My division No. 2 is one of the ones that is on its way to Germany and maybe they are there now, to see that the Huns don't start some thing, and following them up, for I wouldn't trust a Hun as far as I could sèe him, for they have all kinds of tricks, but still they were beaten at their own game. All I can say is that Uncle Sam has a good big army and they are a bunch of fighting men, too. One good thing is that Germany has to give up all her U boats and other battle ships so she hasn't got much to float around with now. "The P'rench people sure are happy and they have a reason for it, as they certainly have had their share of this war and I guess the Germans will leave them alone for a while now. "We have had pretty nice weather here for a couple of weeks and that is something unusual for this country at least since I got over here. Maybe it won't rain now as the cannons have quit roaring. "Next Thursday is Thanksgiving day, and a day on which we should all celebrate, for we have something to be thankful for, and a month from now is Christmas, another big day. So I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and will see you later. "I guess I had better draw to a To our many friends and customers we extend our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year. We also wish to express our ap preciation for the liberal pat ronage received in the past » year. • -> The Hub The Store of Bargains I I ag™ ES m (|| gfi Be Sg ßS rel 3Q Ua H HE spirit of this Christmas will be glorified and beauti fied by memories and deeds —all too sacred for light expression. Never was there a time that gave more cause for rejoicing than this Christmas. Our store, the manage ment and employees one and all, wish to share with you the bless ings of the hour and to extend to best wishes for a you our Merry, Merry Christmas DAVIDS y 'Greetings and love to you all. "From your son, close for this time as you will be more than tired when you have fi "Pvt. ALFRED G. ANDERSON.'' nished reading this letter. siystysK IUË lUC ■no The ChristmasSpirit Will Continue to Grow Christmas, with its cheery thoughts, good deeds and glad D spirit of giving is at hand. May the Christmas spirit glow and ß continue to grow, for it is a part of our being—sacred with its IJ visions of happiness and youth, friendship and fireside. E The Directors and Officers of E The Moscow State Bank extend to you their cordial greetings and best wishes for Christ mas and the New Year.