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kTOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1918 NUMBER 78 NITED STATES, ENGLAND, FRANCE, AGREED ranee will stand with England in her demands that she retain control ^Bthe seas in so far as keeping the largest navy in the world is concerned the very existence of the British nation depends upon her army. It ■aimed by Premier Clemenceau, of France, that President Wilson is in accord Kvith this program which gives it the support of the three leading nations 'at the peace conference. President Wilson made it plain in his address at Manchester today that the United States is not interested in European politics but is interested in right and justice for all nations in all parts of the world. German officers in Poland fired upon the American flag and in the ensuing fight 138 persons, of whom nearly 40 were women and children, were killed. What effect this will have on the attitude of the American army in Germany cannot be foretold now. ^ The Germans are trying to organize a new government that will be rec ognized by the allied nations at the peace conference and not be like the Bdlsheviki, of Russia, denied recognition or participation in the conference. A new German cabinet has been formed. #he Bolsheviki have captured Vilna, in Poland, which town was threatened and had asked for help in Saturday's dispatches. 1 1 China will ask the peace conference to place her on the same plane as other allied nations and to restore to her the province formerly controlled by the Germans which was captured by the Japanese at the beginning of the war. Following are the cable and telegraphic dispatches received today: France to Stand With England. PARIS.—Addressing the chamber of deputies last night Premier Clemen ceau made it plain that it is his intention to support Great Britain in the peace negotiations regarding the freedom of the seas. He declared his atti tude in his matter is approved by President Wilson. America Not Interested in European Politics. MANCHESTER, England.—(By Associated Press.)—"America is not in terested in European politics, but she is interested in a partership of right between America and Europe," declared President Wilson, upon receiving th freedom of the city of Manchester at the Free Trade Hall here today. "America is not interested merely in the peace of Europe but in the peace of the world," he added. "If the future had nothing for us but a new attempt to keep the world at the right poise by the balance of power, the United States would take no interest in it because she would join no com binaion of power which is not a combination of us all." China Wants Representation, NEW YORK.—China will ask the peace conference to return Kiao Chow, the former German controlled province captured by Japan early in the war and will also ask for a readjustment of international trade relations to place China on an equal plane with other nations. This is the declaration made by Lu Chen Chiang, Chinese minister of foreign affairs and head of his country's peace commission, upon his arrival here today enroute to Paris. New German Cabinet Formed. COPENHAGEN.—The central council of the soldiers and workmen, of Germany has appointed Nosken governor of Kiel; Loebe, editor of the Bres lau Volkswacht; Wissell, a member of the reichstag, as cabinet members to replace Foreign Minister Haase, Minister of Social Policy Barth and De mobilization Minister Dittman, who retired Saturday night, according to f i Berlin advices received today. Bolsheviki Capture Vilna. LONDON.—Vilna has been captured by Bolsheviki forces, according to Copenhagen dispatches to The Mail, quoting Petrograd reports. President to Come Home Feb. 10. PARIS.—From present indications President Wilson will leave Europe his return trip to the United States on February 10. German Independent Socialists Quit. AMSTERDAM.—Independent socialists in the Prussian ministry and the Prussian government officials who belong to that party have resigned, ac cording to Berlin dispatches to Handelsblad. American Transport Strikes a Rock. LONDON.—The American transport Tenadores, which left New York for Brest on December 18, stranded on the rocks near the Isle of Dyou in the Bay of Biscay Saturday. Advices state that those on board are being rescued. Enemy Aliens Will Be Deported. WASHINGTON.—Deportation of most of three or four thousand enemy aliens now interned in the United States will be recommended to congress Shortly by the department of justice. ■ on « Daniels Wants a Bigger Navy. WASHINGTON.—Appearing before the house naval committee today in behalf of the new $600,000,000 three year building program, Secretary Dan iels said if the league of nations is organized the United States should be prepared to contribute as large a unit as any other nation to the inter national police force and that without the international agreement for reduction of armaments, the American policy of naval expansion should be •continued indefinitely. MEETS HUGH HILL FORMER FOOT BALL COACH OF UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO AND STUDENT VISIT C. S. "Hec" Edmundson writes home <of having an unusual call the other day. A lieutenant from Ellington Field at Houston heard of his being at Col lege Station and got in his flying ma chine and flew up there, a distance of over 100 miles in 54 minutes. He was greatly surprised on going to the door to recognize Lieut. Hugh Hill. He stated that he was soon to go on a flying trip to San Diego, Calif. ■came in a big Liberty which is sure a When he left he flew He fine machine, almost down in the front yard and then made the fellows on the top row of the bleachers duck. There was a baseball game on at the time. Lieut. Hill is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hill of Moscow. RED CROSS MEMBERSHIP EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS Latah county will have closer to 4500 than 4000 members of the Red Cross when all of the returns are in. Potlatch, Bovill, Deary and Princeton not reported Chairman H. H. Simpson has more than 3800 names enrolled. It Is known, unofficially, that Potlatch had 265, which will make a total of nearly 4100 and the other three points men tioned will add 300 more, it is believed. Troy exceeded expectations by turning 415 memberships in the recent drive. Genesee fall down owirig to the bad in fluenza epidemic there but will renew work as soon as danger of the disease is over. Genesee only reported a little \ more than 200 but the report says this will be increased. With UNION WAREHOUSE CO. SHIPS OUT MORE WHEAT The Union Warehouse company is shipping more wheat to the Spokane mills. Several carloads go out this week and a number of carloads were shipped out last week. Practically all of the wheat from this section is be ing milled in Spokane this year. Some wheat is coming in almost every day, but the roads are not good yet, the snow being drifted and in many places it is quite deep and in other places the ground is bare, necessitat ing drivers of sleds to leave the road frequently and follow the fences. It is impossible to haul a load on sleds from any great distance now for there are many bare spots that make sled ding impracticable. The Farmers, store, operated by the company is do ing a good business, George Sievers, the manager, reporting business un usually good for this season of the year. Dr. Henkle Returns. Dr. and Mrs. C. K. Henkle arrived in Troy last evening and the Dr. will resume practice here. He was sta tioned in the medical corps at Jeffer son Barracks, Mo., and held the office of first lieutenant. Mr. Henkle re ceived an honorable military dis charge. He was married to Mrs. Winnie Armour, of Moscow, at Thompson Falls. Mont., recently and as soon as he can find a suitable house they will start in housekeeping. —Troy News. , m 415 Answer Roll Call.. As th" mit of the Red Cross drive • nents and new members, for re the local committee, of which Alfred Ekholm is captain, reports the enroll ment of 416 members who have paid in a dollar each. The number exceed ed the expectations of the committee, which has been working hard and spending much of its time in making the drive.—Troy News. STATE OF IDAHO is HELPED WIN WAR CONTRIBUTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND THOUSANDS OF MEN TO THE NATION BOISE.—An interesting compilation showing Idaho's contributed to the war has been made by the Capital News. It shows that approximately $51,500,000 has been put up by Idaho people for bonds, W. .S S. and war donations, while the man power developed and sent to the war, including registrants ready to respond but not called, total 132,460. These were 13,060 volunteers for ac tive service in France and shipbuilding and 11,842 drafted. The registrants not called numbered 107,555. On the the money side the Idaho bond purchases amounted to $44,460,000; W. S. S., $4.500,000; Red Cross, $700,000; United Welfare drive, $450,000; con tributions to organizations later taken care of by the united welfare drive, $1, 347,978. Enormous Production. During the war Idaho raised 120,OCX) carloads of grain, meat animals, sugar beets, potatoes and packing house and dairy products. The state also produced during that time 1,4100.000,000 pounds of lead, 332,000,000 pounds of zinc, 30, 000.000 pounds of copper, $4,000,000 in gold bullion and 50,000,000 ounces of silver. Along lines of conservation Idaho saved over 1,000.000' pounds of wheat flour, approximately 12,250,000 pounds of sugar and 1,200,000 pounds of meat. ADMINISTRATION GOVERNOR - ELECT DAVIS EX PECTED TO GIVE A BUSI NESS ADMINISTRATION BOISE.—The new state administra tion will be inducted into office next Monday. The ceremony will be in formal and brief. Governor-elect Davis has returned from the east where he attended the conference of governors. There is no secret made of the fact that it was not a profitable session because cab inet officers from Washington monopol ized practically all the time and the governors were given little opportunity to discuss state matters. Wise Expenditures. Mr. Davis has been at work on his message, which, it is promised, will de part from the sterotyped lines promise and visionary buncombe. Mr. Davis has some ideas of his own and it may be Judged from conversations with him that- they are to be strictly business like. Not only talking economy, he will suggest ways to bring it about, but not to an extent to impair a growing public service. His idea, as correspondent your gathers, is to give the people a hundred cents' worth of service for every dollar spent and not to retard the state's de velopment by a penurious policy. Official Family. Mr. Davis has been in consultation with other officers-elect, on appoint ments but as yet no announcements have been made. All agreed that the best men availabzle. should be put into the official family to serve the state. !t is understood frequent consultations between state officers and between heads of departments will be held—a sort of cabinet program—to produce team work. It is also stated that a departmental budget system is to be installed as a check against unnecessary expenses and in order to have a ready record of ac countability . Fire at Pullman. As the Star-Mirror goes to press word comes from Pullman that two large second hand stores are in flames. They occupy one of the old land mark buildings of Pullman, a two-story frame structure, built 30 It is thought other build years ago. ings near these two will be saved. ID Ö. What Santa Brought ÜÜs IT TM % m % 5k 5k § V / s / /■ ^\\\ I / / Hi i ! » § §55 k Ü s § 5, k § J 5 ■ , m ■a % m !#> WAR DEPARTMENT HAS MADE A DISCOVERY ♦ + ♦ ♦ + WASHINGTON.—Add to to- ♦ + day's casualties—wounded, de- ♦ + grée undetermined, previously ♦ ♦ previously reported missing in + ♦ action, Don L. Robbins, of Mos- + ♦ cow, Idaho. ♦ The above telegram was re- + ♦ ceived by The Star-Mirror today. + ♦ It has been known in Moscow for ♦ + nfore than six weeks that Don L. ♦ ♦ Robbins, reported missing in ac- ♦ ♦ tion in September, is alive and + ♦ recovering from his wounds. The ♦ ♦ young man is a son of Mr. and ♦ ♦ Mrs. W. S. Robbins, of Moscow, + + who have received several let- ♦ ♦ ters from him and his two broth- + ♦ ers since he was reported miss- ♦ + bag. +♦♦+♦+♦+♦♦♦+♦+♦+ ♦ ♦ a in W. M. Peatman received a telegram today from a Masonic lodge in Cali fornia announcing the death of J. A. Parker, who has been residing at to Palmdale since removing from Oro fino three years ago. Mr. Parker was well known in this community having served as post master at Örofino for fourteen years. Deceased was a native of Vermont, a and was about 71 years of age. He FOR FARM BUREAU INFLUENZA PREVENTING MEET ING FOR THE WORK IN MANY PARTS OF COUNTY Influenza has prevented the hold ing of a number of meetings in Latah county for the purpose of furthering the reorganization campaign for the farm bureau, and O. S. Fletcher, coun ty agent, is sending out many letters and trying to do much of the reor ganization work by correspondence. It became necessary to cancel several meetings in the Genesee district be cause of influenza, but two meetings will be held this week and after this week it is planned to hold two or three meetings a week. It is hoped to have every farmer in Latah county become a member of the farm bureau for it has been shown that the bureau is doing a great work in assisting in crop -production wherever it has been thoroughly organized and not only does it help in crop production but in securing better prices for the pro ducts of the farm. A meeting is to be held Thursday at the Burnt Ridge school house at which time it is hoped to do some good work for the farm bureau. Every farmer in that section is invited to meet at the school house and take part in the meeting. Mr. Fletcher and others will be there at assist in the organization work. On Friday there will be a meeting at the Yellow Rose school house on Little Bear ridge and a good attend- ance is hoped for at this meeting. Probably three meetings will be held the following week but the dates and places have not yet been decided. They will be announced through the local papers in advance. -?sa FORMER POSTMASTER OF OROFINO IS DEAD I never marriecL _ , ,, Mr. Parker was a i , u . sua ,l ability, strict y p right m £ JAla sonic fraternity.—Orofino Tribune. -fsa JULIAETTA HAS RAISED THE INFLUENZA BAN man. JUIAETTA, Dec. 29.—The ban against the influenza has again been lifted in Juliaetta, and Sunday schools and church services were held today. again on Monday, and it is hoped there will be no further interruption in the school work. At Kendrick, owing to several new of the flu, school will not open there Monday. The schools will reopen cases I FLAG-138 PEONS KILLED BRAZIL TAKES ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF AMERICAN MADE GOODS IN PAST YEAR NEW YORK—United States manu facturers and exporters have increas ed their trade in Brazil and other South American countries by more than 160 per cent since the beginning of the war, according to J. W. Sanger, trade commissioner of the United States government, bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, who recently returned from a survey of the busi ness opportunities south of the equator. "Imagine ten large stores in one big city and one of these stores doing more business than all the other nine combined," declared Mr. Sanger, "and that will give you some idea of the position we are in today. It is an amazing record. We are now selling South American countries more than half of everything they import. Our total export trade is now counted in billions of dollars." The commissioner said that "with the signing of a peace treaty a prac tical certainty within six months or a year, it is not a day too soon to begin making definite plans to meet the keen competition in foreign trade that must come almost immediately." The hundreds of millions of dollars invested in new factories and ships, he said, mean that America must find fresh outlets for her enterprise and industry. "We need more and better direct representation of our manufacturers in the important trade centers of Brazil and other South American countries," he said. "This may come about through taking the fullest ad vantage of the new Webb Export Trade Act or in other practical ways. "We also need a fast and regular freight service to every important port of Latin America," said Mr. Sanger. "Without it we will be as crippled as a department store that depends upon casual messenger boys to make its deliveries. Then again we must be prepared to meet the actual needs of these countries re garding the extension of credits. "The biggest single incentive to foreign trade is foreign investments. Unfortunately our holdings in South America are practically negligible. In short time our immense surplus | capital will seek investment. Brazil, particular, needs this capital and will pay us handsomely for it. | How many people in the United I States know that Brazil alone is larger than all the United States; yes, except for its thinly settled coast line, destined to develop along similar lines our own country in the past hun dred years. It has every natural re source that we had and, in addition, others that nature did not give us. Our talking machines, typewriters, sewing machines, safety razors and multitude of other American pro ducts are standard with Brazilians It to us to make just up as well known the thousands of other products that we make and that they need just as much." To accomplish this, Mr. Sanger said, it was necessary for American manu facturers to advertise their goods "down there." In South America, he said, advertising methods are crude and much as they were in the United States 30 or more years ago . "We have scarcely even began to use this power, this promotor of sales and good will, in South America," con tinued Mr. Sanger. "I have unmis takable evidence that the people of that country respond amazingly even to the crude forms of advertising of fered them. "Buenos Aires, the capital of Ar gentina, has splendid newspapers with circulations ranging around 150,000 daily. Brazilian dailies have proven excellent mediums for advertising. "The biggest thing that could hap pen to advertising down there would be for broad-gauged American adver tising men to take more interest in it. These countries await the stimu lus of American advertising genius properly adjusted to meet their needs. But let the American advertising men put this in their note books; Spanish is the language of all South America except Brazil, where Portuguese is spoken. Brazilians are offended if you write or speak to them in Span ish." m + PROFITEERING TO BE * CURTAILED BY THE LAW' ♦ + 4. + ♦ WASHINGTON.— Concentrât- ♦ + ed price fixing by any industry ■M 1 ♦ after the government ceases to ♦ ♦•exercise price control on Janu- ♦ I(Mary 1 will be regarded by the + ♦ department of justice as re- + ♦ straint of free competition, it ♦ ♦ was said today. This explanation was made + + officially in answer of queries as + ♦ to war time price fixing when + ♦ the war industries board ceases ♦ ♦ to function at midnight tomor- ♦ ♦ row. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦* + + ♦ LONDON, Dec. 29.-—Firing by Ger man officers on an allied automobile carrying an American flag was the cause of street fighting in Posen last Friday, says a dispatch to the Ex change Telegraph from Copenhagen. The Germans were defeated in the fighting. About 138 persons, includ ing a number of women and children were killed during the rioting. The dispatch adds: "There was severe fighting between the Poles and Germans in Posen Fri day which resulted in 38 women and children and about 100 Germans and Polanders being killed. The affray originated as a result of a German officer firing on an allied automobile which was proceeding to Warsaw carrying the American flag. "The Germans insulted the flagpnd the Polish guard was called out. The fighting lasted several hours and thé Germans were defeated. "A delegation from the British mis sion to Posen protested to the Ger man commander in the town, Gen eral Schimmelfeng, but the German officer declared that he had no con trol over the soldiers." German Report of Affray, BERLIN, Dec. 28.—(By the Associ a ted Press.)—The Lokal Anzeiger's Posen correspondent says there was street rioting in Posen Friday even ing. German soldiers marching through the town are said to have hauled down entente flags, A company of Polish civilian sol diers proceeded to police headquar ters for the purpose of raiding the premises. German soldiers with ma chine guns dispersed the Poles who are said to have suffered severe loss s. Quiet was restored at night. Arose Over Paderewski Arrival. WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 28.—(By the Associated Press.)—A Polish of ficial report concerning the riot in Posen on the arrival of Ignace Jan Paderewski, who is on his way here, says the trouble began when allied and American flags were hoisted over the city hall. The Germans demanded that the flags be hauled down. The Poles re fused to acquiesce, whereupon the Germans brought up machine guns and began firing in the streets, driv ing back the crowds and dispersing the Polish troops. Finally the German officials took down the flags. Meanwhile the Poles reassembled and began to return the German fire. The fighting continued from 2 o'clock in the afternoon to 7 o'clock. The Germans provoked another in cident by trying to prevent Paderew ski from going about the streets. They called on the British colonel, Wade, and told him that if Paderewski permitted to go about it would be the cause of trouble between the Polish and German populations. Wade made no answer. He merely turned his back on the Germans and got into a motorcar with Paderewski. The arrival of Paderewski and British and American officers has created much enthusiasm here. The hope is expressed that their arrival will stamp out bolshevism and pre vent anticipated trouble in Warsaw. was Colonel Poles Ask German Aid. BASEL, Dec. 29—The Polish minis try has asked the German govern ment for supplies of munitions with which to fight the bolsheviki, accord ing to reports circulated here. It is said, however, that Germany is not inclined to accede to this request, tak ing the ground that it would be con trary to the principle of neutrality which the German government has adopted toward the bolsheviki. f„ ONLY FIGHT NEW Only eight new cases of influenza are reported in Moscow in the week ending last night, as compared with 24 the previous week. This is an encouraging reduction and Dr. Adair, city health of ficer and other physicians believe that with strict observance of the quaran tine regulations the diseace will be stamped out. The report of Dr. Adair for today follows : Df. Adairs wishes to state that under the new regulations there will be no change in the requirements of obtaining and leaving health certificates with the chief of police, or at the Corner Drug Store, that they may be approved by the health officers. For the week ending last night there have been eight cases reported to the city health officer for Moscow. Just outside of town there are several cases, but they are confined to two or three families. It is certainly hoped that by our added restrictions we will soon be rid of the disease. I have no doubt but that there will be an occasional sporadic case de velop, so we are not out of all danger, even though there are no ases at the end of this week. W every precaution and wii a modified quarantine for some time. Whether the "churches shall" and oth er places now closed, open up on the 5th most certainly depends upon the de velopments this week. So far today there has been but one new case report^ ' keep up ably have cd.