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The Daily Star-Mirror
The world awoke this morning to one of the greatest shocks ever brought
to it by morning dispatches when at an early hour the wires and cables
flashed the news to the remotest parts of the earth that Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt, one of the foremost citizens of the foremost nation lay dead at
his home at Oyster Bay. It has been known for some time that the Colonel
was not in the robust health which has been so conspicuous a feature of his
remankable career, but upon his release from a hospital recently, it was
announced that he had recovered from the attack of sciatica rheumatism
with which he was afflicted. There had been no intimation that his con
dition was in any degree alarming or even that he was so seriously in
disposed as to require the attendance of a nurse.
In the opinion of one of his physicians the immediate cause of death was
pulmonary embolism or the lodgment in the lungs of a clot from a broken
vein. Colonel Roosevelt was attended by a negro servant, who, upon notic
ing that the patient was breathing heavily, went to summon a nurse. When
I they returned to the Colonel's bed-side, death had already taken place. Mrs.
Roosevelt, who was the only member of the family at home, was summoned
at once.
By a strange coincidence, Captain Archibald Roosevelt was at that very
moment accompanying his wife to Boston, where her father, Thomas St.
John Lockwood, had died suddenly on Saturday night. Captain Roosevelt
returned at once to Oyster Bay.
Immediately upon the announcement of the passing of this great citizen,
expressions of sympathy and of profound sorrow and sense of loss poured
in from all over the world. Congress this morning drew up appropriate
resolutions, appointed a committee to attend the funeral, and adjourned.
The funeral, which at the request of Mrs. Roosevelt, will be private, will
be held at Oyster Bay on Wednesday, at 12:45, services being conducted by
the rector of Christ Episcopal church.
The dispatches relative to the tragedy follow:
NEW YORK.—Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt died at his home in Oyster
Bay at four o'clock this morning.
News of his death was received here
by Josephine Striker, the Colonel's
secretary via telephone from Mrs.
"Roosevelt. The Colonel had suffered
an attack of inflammatory rheuma
Alone at Time of Death.
OYSTER BAY, Jan. 6.—The exact
time of Colonel Roosevelt's death was
4:15, as nearly as can be determined.
No one was present when he died. A
minute or two before, James Amos,
a negro attendant, noticed that the
patient was breathing heavily in his
sleep, and went to call the nurse.
^ When he returned with her, Colonel
was immediately sum
Roosevelt was already dead.
NEW YORK.—The attack of rheu
matism which caused the death of
Colonel Roosevelt settled mainly in
his right hand. Mrs. Roosevelt sent
immediately for a nurse in the vil
lage of Oyster Bay. At first the con
dition of the patient did not appear
to be alarming, and it was- confidently
believed that the worst would not
come. But last night the situation
became critical, and death had oc
curred by four this morning. It is
believed that Mrs. Roosevelt and the
nurse were the only persons present
at the time of the Colonel's death, all
other members of the family being
in other parts of the country or
NEW YORK—The immediate cause
of Colonel Roosevelt's death was pul
monary embolism or the lodgment in
the lung of a clot from a broken vein,
according to the statement of one of
his physicians.
Washington Flags at Half Mast.
WASHINGTON.—Flags were hung
today at half mast at the White
House, the Capitol and all public
buildings, immediately upon the re
ceipt of the announcement of Colonel
Roosevelt's death. In respect to his
memory the former president and for
mer commander in chief of the army
and navy, Secretary of Navy Daniels
and General March ordered all flags
hung at half mast on every ship and
shore station of the navy and at every
post and camp, both at home and
Both" Houses Adjourn.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—After ap
propriate resolutions relative to Col
onel Roosevelt's death, and appointing
a committee to attend the funeral,
both houses of congress adjourned
today as a mark of respect to the
former president.
Funeral on Wednesday.
OYSTER BAY, Jan. 6.—The hour
of Colonel Roosevelt's funeral was of
ficially Announced today for 12:45
Wednesday. It will be held at the
Christ Episcopal church here, at the
request of Mrs. Roosevelt, the serv
ices will be private. The former
president will be laid to rest in me
Word was received today by G. P.
Mix, general manager of the Idaho Na
tional Harvester company, that an im
portant decision had been rendered in
favor of his company by the supreme
court of the state of Oregon. Mr. Mix's
company was represented by Attor
neys Suppiger and Ogden, and they
were pitted against some of the biggest
and brainiest lawyers of the web-foot
The decision in favor of the
Idaho National Harvester company is,
Mr. Mix states, a distinct compliment
to the skill with which his attorneys
handled the whole matter.
The case was one of importance to
all corporations as it involved the con
stitutionality of a corporation from
one state doing business in another.
The circuit court had rendered a (de
cision against the harvester company,
"but when the fight was taken to the
supreme court, the lower court was
morial cemetery, at Oyster Bay.
OYSTER BAY, Jan. 6.—The time
of the funeral of Colonel Roosevelt
has been set for 12:45 Wednesday.
There will be home services at Saga
more Hill and at two o'clock at Christ
Episcopal church.
Father-in-law Dies Saturday.
BOSTON, Jan. 6.—Thomas St. John
Lockwood, father-in-law of Captain
Archibald Roosevelt, died Saturday
night, but the fact had not been gen
erally known. Mr. Lockwood's daught
er, Mrs. Archibald Roosevelt, arrived
here from New York today. Captain
Roosevelt was accompanying her
when the message conveying the news
of his father's deg|>h, overtook him
on the train. He left the train at
once and turned back to Oyster Bay.
The chief incidents in the life of
Colonel Roosevelt are as familiar as
household words to practically every
American citizens, whether old or
young. He was born in New York
city on October 27, 1S58. He was
educated at Harvard where he was
awarded the B. A. degree in 1880. .In
later years numerous honorary de
grees were conferred upon him by
many colleges and universities, one
of tnese being a degree of doctor of
philosophy from the university of
Berlin in 1910.
Colonel Roosevelt's political life be
gan in 1882, when, he was elected rep
resentative to the New York legis
lature. He was a delegate to the re
publican national convention in '84.
After spending two years on a ranch
in North Dakota, he returned to public
life, holding successively these posi
civil service commissioner,
president of the New York police
board, and assistant secretary of the
He resigned from the last named
nosition to organize the Roosevelt
Rough Riders and was their lieutenant
colonel when they performed dis
tinguished service in Cuba. For gal
lantry in action in the battle o'f Las
Guasimas, he was promoted to the
rank of colonel and has held that
title since and has been designated
by it when he has not been serving
as president of the United States,
His election to the vice presidency oc
curred in 1901, and he was twice
elected to the presidency. In 1904 he
was given the largest popular ma
jority ever awarded a candidate for
the presidency. He was a candidate
of the progressive party in 1912.
In 1906 he was awarded the Nobel
Peace Prize of $40,000. It is probably
not generally known that with the
money he endowed a foundation for
the promotion of industrial peace.
Colonel Roosevelt was a special am
bassador to the funeral of King Ed
ward the Seventh in 1910.
Throughout his life he has been a
contributor to many leading maga
zines and periodicals, and has pro
duced scores of interesting volumes on
historical, economic and political sub
March is Stolen on Friends of Con
tracting Parties.
A very pretty wedding occurred
Saturday evening at eight o'clock at
the Methodist parsonage, when Miss
Maud Joslin became the bride of Ed
ward Carlson. The event was an
nounced to take place Sunday at
Juliaetta, but the parties interested
stole a march on their friends and the
ceremony was performed Saturday in
Moscow, by the Rev. Mr. H. O. Perry.
This hapdy event is the culmination
of several years' romance, Mr. and
Mrs. Carlson having been childhood
Mrs. Carl Carlson, the bride's sister,
of Juliaetta, and Miss Amy Carlson
were in attendance.
Mr. Carlson will return to New
York in the navy, Jan. 15th. Mrs.
Carlson will still hold her position
with Davids', where she has been em
long time.
Against the Bolshevists.
LONDON, Jan. 6.—Germany is
about to take diplomatic military
measures against the Bolsheviki gov
ernment, according to a German of
ficial statement received here by wire
less today.
Like the rest of the world, Moscow
today mourns the loss of Colonel
Roosevelt and has expressed that
sentiment by the hanging of all flags
at half mast.
As soon as The Star-Mirror received
news of the Colonel's death, it notified
Mayor Truitt in order that he might
officially take such measures as would
show Moscow's respect for the former
president. Owing to the influenza
quarantine, the mayor was unable to
arrange for any public demonstration
of any kind, but, together with Post
master Morgareidge, he arranged for
the hanging of the flags at half mast
on the federal building and on other
public buildings.
"I was certainly shocked," stated
Mayor Truitt, "to hear of the former
president's death. In his death, the
country and the world lose a unique
and strong character. He was more
than a national character. He was in
ternational in the importance of his
achievements and the strength of his
Postmaster Morgareidge said, "I re
gard him as a man of more than na
tional character. He was a man of
strong impulses. His patriotism and
Americanism have never been ques
tioned. In his passing the world loses
the man who has helped more than
any one else to make America the
great and dominating nation it is 'to
N. Williamson, one of Moscow's lead
ing merchants, said, "Colonel Roose
velt is dead, and it is one of the great
est shocks I ever received. I have al
ways admired the man for his courage,
his energy, his indomitable will, and
his perserverance. The country has
lost a most able and valuable states
man at a most critical time.
Wm. Hunter, chairman of the La
tah County Democratic Central com
mittee, in commenting on the life of
Ex-President Roosevelt said:
Roosevelt was a fearless and cour
ageous American. He fought in the
oi>en and was a strong factor in mold
ing public opinion on national issues.
When I say that the country will feel
and regret deeply the loss oi^Colonel
Roosevelt from our national life, I be
lieve I am expressing the sentiment of
the democrats of Latah county."
Mr. G. P. Mix, Democratic State
Committeeman for Latah county, said:
"Colonel Roosevelt was a power in
American politics and wielded a won
derful influence over the American
people. Some of the things most to be
admired in him were his wonderful en
ergy and his extreme frankness in giv
ing expression to his views on public
questions, and his undaunted courage
in defending the policies for which he
stood. Roosevelt did many things
that will go down in American history
as examples of splendid statesman
C. H. Hagan, chairman of the Re
publican Central Committee for La
tah county, said when told of the death
of Colonel Roosevelt, "I think he (vas
one of the greatest men this country
ever produced. And it is certainly a
great loss at this particular time.
During the next few years his serv
ices would have been absolutely in
valuable to this country of ours."
H. Meigard said; "In the death of
bur illustrious statesman, Theodore
Roosevelt, I firmly believe this na
tion has sustained one of the greatest
Josses ever suffered through the de
parture of any mortal being. Irre
spective of political affiliation, hon
esty compels us all to admit that he
was a man of strong convictions, high
moral character, a fearless and effi
cient leader, and above all a true
American. The value of his labors is
beyond human calculations."
Poles Assault Air-drome.
AMSTERDAM, Jan. 6.—The air
drome at Lawica, near the city of
Posen was stormed Sundav by Polish
troops, according to à dispatch -re
ceived from Posen in Amsterdam.
The German garrison and all air
planes were captured after a brisk
I'm Through
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With characteristic forethought and
well-directed energy, the Reverend
Mr. H. 0. Perry, chairman for the
Armenian and Syrian relief campaign,
has formulated and is now executing
his plans for raising in Latah county
the sum of $4000, the dates of the
drive being from January 12 ' to 19.
Chairman Perry is working under
the auspices of the county council of
defense and will make use of the same
organization of precinct captains
which the council has employed in all
previous campaigns for raising money.
A letter has been sent out to each
of the twenty precinct captains over
the county, suggesting suitable plans
for raising their designated quotas,
The sum of $2200 has been appor
tioned over the county districts. I
In Moscow five precinct captins
will conduct the campaign. They
will meet tomorrow afternoon at four
o'clock to determine on the methods
they will employ in raising Moscow's
consists of Martin S. Mickey, Howard
David, C. L. Jain, J. R. Collins, and
C. A. Tenwick.
"It will be a matter of intense and
gratifying interest to the people in
the county, I am sure," stated Mr.
Perry, "to know that every dollar
they contribute will go directly for
relief. Not one cent will be deducted
for expense. In this respect the Ar
menian and Syrian relief drive dif
fers from that of any hitherto con
ducted. The necessary expenses in
cident to every campaign for funds
are all to be borne by Cleveland H.
Dodge, treasurer of the fund, who
has generously agreed to foot the
bills from his private purse.
"As nearly as I can figure it out,
it will be necessary for us to get an
average of three dollars from every
family in the county in order to raise
our quota, and I am in strong hopes
that we shall not experience great
difficulty in doing so. When the
people realize that there are 4,000,000
Armenians who will starve to death
unless food is dispatched to them, I
do not believe they will withhold their
are no assessments. This is to be a
case of voluntary giving. Those in
charge of the drive will do their best
to make the people appreciate the
needs and merits of these afflicted
people, and will then put the matter
squarely up to the consciences and
kindness of heart of the people of
Latah county.
"Another new feature of this driye
is that every contribution will be in
the fullest sense a donaiton, for there
"Armenia is a rich country,
people are fine Christian people. And
>to aid them now will, in my opinion,
be the finest investment that can be
made for humanity. As soon as a
crop can be planted and harvested
under peace conditions, Armenia will
be abundantly able to take care of
itself. But we must aid it now.
"In freeing the people of the burden
of an assessment, we are throwing
away the big stick, and we are get
ting down to real democracy on a
peace basis. I shall await the result
with perfect confidence in the essen
tial rightness of the American proced
ure in such a case."
Commissioners Will Wind Up All Old
Business By Saturday.
The present board of county com
gnissioners will hold their last meet
ing Friday and Saturday of this
week, for the purpose of finishing up
their work of the old term.
The new board will hold their first
meeting Monday, Jan. 6, when the
other newly-elected officers take their
The outgoing board is A. S. Lyons,
Moscow; J. L. Woody, Kendriclj; John
Members of the
Cone, Princeton,
new board are John Cone, Princeton;
E. M. Paulson, Moscow; Columbus
Clark. Juliaetta.
A particularly sad case of death by
pneumonia following influenza is that
of Mrs. Joseph T. Perry, the news
of whose passing away in Coeur
d'Alene yesterday has just been re
ceived by relatives in Moscow. Mrs,
Perry's husband is in France and has
beep expecting recently to be ordered
home at almost any time. He is a
Moscow boy and enlisted as a volun
teer m the Idaho National Guard,
c0 ™P an y ^•
Mrs. Perry was a charming young
woman of sterling character. On the
occasion of a visit to Moscow last
summer she made many friends who
will be deeply grieved over her un
timely death.
Mrs. Addy Perry, the mother of the
hbsband ' ^a ^ C ° eUr
Set daughter-in-llw *
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daughters Miss Abbie and Miss Marv
dau g ftters Mlss Abble and Miss Mary.
BOISE, Jan. 6.—;(Special to Star
Mirror.)— M. A. Kiger, of Harrison,
pKootenai county, was made republican
candidate for speaker of the house of
representatives tonight at a caucus
members of his party. Charles D.
Storey, who had been selected for
* he P lac , e b y, the knowing ones with
drew when he was made the tempo
raI T chairman of the caucus. The
f enatb members also decided on their
leader for the session when they se
lect ed Enoch W. M hitcomb, the oldest
"«" b « ln P" nt °f service in that
bod y for P resldent P r0 tem -
Republican members of the senate
completed their organization of em-
ployee's, but the house caucus appoint-
ed a committee to recommend the
i 0 th er members of the staff after hav-
j j elected David Burrell of American
Falls ag deputy chief clerk . Both
men rece i ved yie unanimous vote of
£ ke me e ting. The election of Kiger
pj aces t k e likely choice for republican
fj oor ] eader j n the hands of W. L.
Adamson, 0 f Carey, Blaine county,
former member of the house.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
J. F. Farquhar will be grieved to
learn that, following a long illness
and an intestinal operation on Tues
day last, Mrs. Farquhar has been
sinking rapidly since Saturday, and
slender hopes are held out for her
recovery. For a few days she seem
ed to be more than holding her own,
but she is now failing steadily. Mrs.
Farquhar has been in ill health some
time and underwent an operation last
summer, which did not, as was hoped
it would, restore her health.
During her stay in Moscow, Mrs.
Farquhar won many warm friends.
Through her skill in music she held
enviable position in the musical
t and church life of the city.
In a conversation over the long dis
tance telephone this morning, Mr.
Farquhar stated to G. R. Beckman,
district superintendent of the Wash
ington Water Power company, that
his wife was unconscious most of the
time, and that he feared she could not
rally and recover.
In accordance with an order issued
some several weeks ago, Judge Steele
convened court this morning, but ow
ing to the influenza quarantine, ad
journed it immediately for an indef
inite period.
The judge called the attention of the
attorneys to the fact that the health
officers had forbidden public meetings,
and he stated that nothing further
would be done in court at the present
No jury has been ordered, and none
will be called for at least two weeks,
and not then unless the contagious
disease is under control.
Judge Steele desires to go on rec
ord as being in entire sympathy with
every effort to stamp out the influ
enza, and the members of the bar ex
pressed their opinion that everything
possible should be done to aid the
health officers in bringing about a re
turn of a healthy condition to the
community. The bar was in perfect
harmony in deciding that during the
next two weeks no business should be
transacted which would bring togeth
er a congregation of people.
If the public were better informed
as to the peculiar character of the
deadly influenza germ, there would be
less opposition to the orders of the
health department and fewer difficul
ties would be put in the way of pro
tecting the general public. This is the
opinion of City Health Officer. Dr. W.
A. Adair, who, following the discussion
which arose last week, makes a state
ment to the citizens of Moscow'. The
statement is as follows:
"Up to 5 o'clock Friday evening,
January 3, every condition was decid
edly favorable to the lifting of the
community quarantine restriction, and
it was my intention to advise lifting
then. Before 7 o'clock, seven new
cases were reported in five different
families for the one day (Friday) and
five additional ones for Saturday.
This rate is much higher than that of
any other two days during the last
two weeks.
"The total number of new cases for
the week from December 29 to Jan
uary 5, is 17 cases. These cases are
found in eight new families and one
old one carried over from the preced
ing w'eek, in which two new cases de
veloped, in comparison to the number
of cases last week being found in
four families with six cases.
"Hereafter if anyone wishes to base
their article of complaint based upon
the number of cases during the week,
kindly get your information up to
"Would state that those that are
placing their faith in a strict house
quarantine and contending for opening
up the places now closed are ignor
ant of the known facts concerning the
modus operandi of the flu.
While there is much the profession
does not know about influenza we do
know a few facts, namely that it is
very infectious or contagious in its
first stages. There are many well
authenticated instances where whole
gatherings have been infected and all
came down by some one being pres
ent who had not yet realized that they
had the disease.
"We recognize the truthfulness of
the statement of U. S. Surgeon Gen
eral Blue, who states that influenza is
a crowd disease and should be handled
as such. Because of these facts we
can not quarantine as successfully
against it as we do in smallpox and
scarlet fever, for these diseases are
not so infectious in their first stages
and gradually develop to this stage
as the eruptions and desquamations
appear, and we have a chance to quar
antine the patient before they have a
chance to infect a crowd like they do
with influenza. Hence the quarantin
ing the individual will not suffice, but
the crowds where people are likely to
go must be prevented as much as pos
sible if we are to further prevent and
control the flu,
"City Health Officer."
BOISE.—At noon today, Governor
D. W. Davis took the oath of office
as chief executive of the state of Ida
ho. He was introduced by Moses
Alexander, the former governor, and
took the oath from Chief Justice W. M.
Morgan. The ceremony was most im
pressive. but very brief.
Relative to the death of Colonel
Roosevelt, Governor Davis said;
"America has lost its greatest citizen,
and we can ill afford to have him go
at this time."
No appointments have been an
nounced up to this time.
Methodist Church Holds District Meet
ing in Lewiston).
Rev. H. O. Perry left today for Lew
iston to attend the Moscow district
meeting of the Methodist church. Oth
er ministers who are passing through
Moscow to attend the same meeting,
are Rev. Chas. Creesy of Palouse,
Rev. R. Thompson of Albion, Mrs. M.
Newall of Thornton, and Rev. F. R.
Spaulding of Oakesdale.

E. J. Gemmill, reelected assessor
for Latah county, will have as office
deputies, Clinton Wilson and Miss
Hannah Sundell. On field work he
will have as helpers, his former as
sistants, H. O. Rue, of Deary; George
Stillwell, of Princeton, and J. Mc
Comb of Troy. /
has not yet been cn„.a
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9000 More Come Home.
NEW YORK, Jan. 5.—Five trans
ports and the battleship North Caro
lina steamed into New York harbpr
today, bringing a total of nearly 9,000
officers and men of the army and
navy from France.
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