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Wednesday, fair and continued cold.
Arvid Anderson left yesterday for
Pelham Bay, N. Y., where he must
report January 11th in the navy. Mr.
Anderson is second class quarter mas
ter in the service. He has been home
' for the holidays.
Mrs. D. M. Adams of Pullman was
in Moscow yesterday to shop.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Schultz of Pa
louse were in Moscow Monday.
Miss Fay Sandal, a teacher in the
Moscow public schools, returned to
Moscow Sunday from Spokane.'
> Miss Grace Ball, commercial instruc
tor at the university, returned Satur
day from Elk River, where she spent
her vacation.
Tonight and
Fresh ground green bones for
«chickens at Cold Storage Market.
B. E. Crandall, manager of the Bell
Telephone company in 20 counties of
Idaho and Washington, left for Spo
kane yesterday after a brief visit in
Moscow. He was accompanied by
Nrs. Crandall, who will remain in Spo
kane as long as her husband's duties
keep him in his Spokane headquarters.
Earl B. Mack returned home Sun
day, honorably discharged from the
f rvice. He has been 18 nuhtths with
ti/e list aero squadron, spruce di
vision at Vancouver. He will farm
near Moscow.
Miss Cora Hanson, returned Sunday
J;o Randall Flat, where she is teach
Mrs. J. C. Mathis and Mrs. Pearl
Tomlinson returned Saturday to their
homes in Spokane.
i Mrs. A. Mathis has been visiting her
friends the past two weeks in the
country near Moscow.
Mrs. Albert Neely has received word
from her husband, who is in France,
t that he expects to leave soon for Am
Wm. Valentine of Colfax visited
Sunday with -fi'iends in Moscow.
4 Mrs. J. F. H. g .i and Mrs. ,T. K. Smal
ley of Pullman were shopping in Mos
cow Monday.
Mrs. Joe McReynolds of Pullman
was in Moscow yesterday.
Mrs. M. A. Crawford returned last
evening from a visit in Pullman.
Mrs. B. J. Jones of Palouse is shop
ping in Moscow today.
Herman Screiber, who was former
ly in the hardware business, in Mos
cow, was a Moscow visitor Monday.
Mr. Screiber is now traveling repre
sentative of a machinery company
^ Spokane.
J. G. Gibson left this morning on
■'*/ business trip to coast points. J.
Wilson accompanied him.
Mrs. J. Hamilton and Miss Nelle
- Williams of Viola are in the city
• day.
Mrs. L. W. Squier and son, Bruce,
and daughter, Mrs. C. Fawver of Viola
are visitors in Moscow today.
Mrs. Chas, Jain, Mrs. F. B. Hampton
and Miss Creesnian of Genesee, are
, in Moscow, shopping today.
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Smith of Garfield
are in Moscow today on business. Mrs.
Smith's mother, Mrs. C. A. Gwinn, ae
companied them.
Melvin L. Hagan, son of Ole Hagan
of Troy, returned today from the
spruce division of Vancouver barracks.
Melvin entered the service from Mos
cow, June 28th, and is now. mustered
out. I
Mrs. John Swecker, Sr., of Troy was
' called to Vancouver today by a tele
gram announcing the serious illness
of her son, Car.L_.of pneumonia. Carl
is with the spruce division of the serv
, ice.
Miss Permeal French, dean of wom
en at the university, returned from
her vacation on Sunday evening. Miss
French spent the greater part of the
brief holiday in Salt Lake, as the guest
of her brother. She stopped off one
day in Boise on her way north.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Van Sickle of
Lewiston were in Moscow yesterday
on business.
Mrs. W. J. Harris of Juliaetta vis
ited with friends Monday in Moscow.
Thomas Hall, superintendent of the
Moscow brick company, left today for
1 a week's business trip to coast points,
in the interets of the brick company.
Mrs. R. N. Miller was visiting Mon
day and Tuesday in Moscow as the
guest of her sister-in-law, Miss June
Gilbert Smith and Alfred Gilberton
of Genesee were in Moscow yesterday
on business.
Misses Zelma and Levell Cone of
Princeton are in Mocow visiting at the
home of their uncle, Mr. G. S. William
Mrs. S. R. McKeehen of Troy was in
the city yesterday shopping.
J. D. Sampson has been appointed
by Mayor Truitt to the position of
deputy marshal to succeed Charles
Summerfield, who will serve as deputy
sheriff with sheriff-elect Woody.
Lieutenant Ernest Lindley, son of
President and Mrs. E. H. Lindley, re
turned home today from Camp Han
cock, Georgia. Lieutenant Lindley is
mustered out and will take up his
studies at the university.
George H. Curtis, a graduate of the
University of Idaho, and one of ■ the
Rhodes scholars sent to England by
this university, has just accepted a
position on the faculty of the Albion
State normal school in Albion, Idaho.
Mr. Curtis is a member of Beta Theta
Pi fraternity, and was a brilliant stu
dent when in college.
So many cars having come in at
once, therefore we offer to public
copsumers of coal on board the car at
$8.75 a ton for Utah Egg coal. The
Farmers Union.
David Hand Wins Mercy Through
Valuable Services
David Hand, former Moscow min
ister, who was convicted on a statu
tory charge, was granted a reprieve
Friday afternoon by Governor Alex
ander in order that Hand may sup
pert his aged parents. During
epidemic of influenza at the penlten
tiary Hand has been acting as
nurse, and the reprieve was said
have been influenced by his good
work. He was granted a parole sev
eral months ago, but violated it
leaving the territory to which he was
It was claimed that the vio
lation was unintentional.—Boise
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>^S^Y5Ph°t° by
tWMiern New*D»per Union
This photograph shows three Ameri
can soldiers removing wire entangle
ments from an old German position in
order to make a new road. Recon
struction is the big problem in the de
vastated section at the present time
our boys are doing fine work in
that respect.
Coal Deposits of Saskatchewan to Be
Utilized to Supply Electric
Light and Power.
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electric light and power to the cities
of Regina, Moose Jaw, Stevan, Wey
burn and intervening towns. Several
of the municipalities already have ap
pointed delegates to a convention
which soon is to be held. The plant
is to be erected in Estevan. The
Canadian government will be asked
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to guaiantee the bonds of the devel
ly under way to utilize the lignite coni
deposits of Saskatchewan to supply
opment project and each eity will be
come responsible for a fixed propor
tion of the bond issue.
The Saskatchewan lignite fields are
practically inexhaustible, but the coal
is low grade. The steam boiler meth
od is therefore not adapted to the
work, and it is proposed instead to
use a suction gas producer,
Dethbridge, city engineer, in a report
to the Estevan chamber of commerce,
estimates the power plant will cost
$1,620,000 and the power line $4,643
a mile, or $835,740 for the entire ISO
miles of its length.
S. G.
Dodge School at Philadelphia for Morv
ey to Be Had for Work in
Philadelphia.—So many boys under
sixteen years of age have been kept
out of school by parents to work .in the
shipyards here at big wages thut the
shipyards themselves have taken up
the problem.
Cc one day 115 parents were in the
magistrate's court charged with al
lowing their boys to work in the ship
yards in violation of the law.
"I should worry," said one parent.
"I was fined $14 and costs and Johnny
made $50 the last week he worked."
The decrease in overtime and Sun
day work since the armistice was
signed is already helping to abate the
Find Potash in Georgia.
Cartersville, Ga.—Vast deposits of
high potash slates in this district and
high potash schist in Pickens county
have just been located.
This new
found supply of potash, it is said, will
make Georgia and nearby territory In
dependent of the rest of the world In
the matter of fertilizer manufacture,
now in such a precarious condition
because of the failing supply of pot
Girl Orphans in Demand.
Los Angeles, Cal.—That orphan girl
babies find homes more easily than
boy babies is evidenced by a report
issued here by the Children's Horae
society of California. One hundred
and thirty-seven families have applied
to the society recently to adopt girl
babies, while only 50 families want to
adopt boy babies.
To be healthy, use
Oatmeal Blend
It has no rival as a
fast food.
Ask your grocer for it.
The churches are all on
the side of health- that is whv thev
are fighting the po'li'cy of the medical
officer. All credit to y him for uphold
ing an unpopular policy and staying
with the job We wish we were on
his side but we are not We believe
heiswrong- we know he khope less
ly iMonsisténL^a^d furthLmore as
religious institutions with a financial
resoonsibilitv we are fio-hfino- for nur
l?ves-and fïiht we rnnst g
iTT .. f, ' ..
We offer the following considéra
turns to your readers. At 10 o'cIock
neonle^the^Fashfon «w!.
people in the Fashion Shop; the shop
th^ a tk?Ä r lnLh mal i er + u ,r u PaC u
than the Episcopal chuich, the church
I hâs not had tor many months as large
a number as this. We are not giving
this as a special instance, it is merely
churches why he ïe^us« their worship
and allows this sale business' T ™
nor bLlnfcc fuônia 1
not implying the business should not,
go on it should. Those good people
were too elated with the bargain-pas
sion to be disturbed by germ-fear;
they were safe enough.
"The ebnrebea ohm,Id o„r,rmyt the
snoulcl support tne
authorities. in reply to which we
sa y, we are hot policemen but
prophets. Our function is to proclaim
certain truths and to witness against
njus ice and evil. We intend to bear
witness to the fact that church people
consider the worship of God a sacred
rignt, ana not to be scrapped in a time
oi hysteria, while secular business
n ? rn ? a * cours ®* P ur altar
shall be as inviolate as the holy altar
of Mammon. We are asking only the
same privileges as are accorded to
secular business.
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Editor Star-Mirror.
Dear Sir:
We know a little about germs too;
we believe in germs, but we also be
lieve in God. Bacteriologists have
laughed at religion and seven million
people have died under their treat
ment. We do not ask a careless un
hygienic policy; we ask a sane and
cautious one. At present we are be
ing shut in our houses and taught to
live under a debilitative blight of fear
and the physical resistance of the
whole community is being lowered.
The disease is staying with us be
cause the authorities are cultivating
the panic-attitude. Dr. Sadler, a well
known Chicago physician says: "Fear
adds greatly to the mortality of all
great epidemics. It is even dangerous
for some susceptible persons to read
health literature, they are so liable to
acquire the disease they read about.''
In New York where, owing to crowded
conditions, one would naturally ex
pect a high mortality, the percentage
of cases has been less than half that
in many other large towns and cities,
New York kept its schools and the
atres and churches open, as against
bhe obh f ( ^ iti ? 3 ' 1 Dr. MacFadden, edi
of Physical Culture,'' asks wha.
this means and comments as follows:
"The outcome has proven in a most
startling manner that the closed
schools, theatres etc., and the panic
and worry associated therewith,
throughout the country, have not only
been unnecessary, but have possibly
been the means of adding to the death
toll from this disease. Fear and
worry are destructive agents of great
power. They lower the physical tone
and lessen your vital resistance and
you are more likely to become a vic
tim of disease. . . . Millions of
school children have had their daily
routine interefered with to their dis
advantage, mentally, morally and
physically. Dr. J. B. Fraser, one of
Canada's foremost physicians, has
rpade a series of bold experiments and
arrived at the conclusion that the
germs associated with this and a num
ber of similar diseases are not com
municable to those who enjoy or
dinary health. Dr. MacFadden, whose
authority we do not fear to place be
side our best men, concludes that
the real cause of ailments of this sort
is lowered vitality. If the school
board would get busy on a pragram of
physical culture and maintaining the
vitality of the children by scientific
and constructive measures, give them
a curtailed curricula, they would get
somewhere. If the health department
would encourage sledging parties and
sports—and let the increased vitality
of the people do the germ killing, we
might hope for better conditions. But
so long as we are living in this un
sociable and depressing atmosphere,
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denied both worship and entertain
ment, we shall continue Flu-ridden.
Many us in
still stronger grounds for fighting the
policy at present in force. Our science
is not sufficiently one sided to have
destroyed our faith; while we allow
our religion to be placed among the
unessentials (infinitely behind our
banking) we shall suffer. It is up to
us to bear witness to the essential
nature of our worship of God.
disease will continue until we ac
knowledge the hand of God. We must
count God in if we want to get out.
Old-fashioned, if you will, but some of
us are ready to fight for it and the
authorities ought to know that it is
dangerous thing to trifle with a
man's religion. I am frankly and for
my religion, I mean to fight. I am
willing to suffer; but I stand for a
belief in God and a due expression of
that belief in worship, and the secu
lar mind shall not bully me out of it.
am asking only for the liberty of
restricted and guarded gatherings for
worship. I am willing to have my
church policed as are the stores (tho'
is rather a joke).
I only hope that we shall not be
drawn to desperate expedients and
that nothing will happen to mar the
good temper and spirit of fellowship
for which Moscow is notable. Wc
trust that the various parties may be
able to get together in the true Mos
cow spirit and agree upon a policy
which all will support. No policy can
successful otherwise.
Rector of St. Mark's
Episcopal Church.
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 4, 1919.
The Daily Star-Mirror,
Moscow, Idaho.
Under date of December 26th, you
published a letter from Judge Warren
Truitt relative to the $96,000.00 ap
propriation made by the last legis
lature for the Gem Irrigation Dis
tnct, to use in the purchase of
lands within its boundaries. The
13 Preceded by a large headline,
More^ Informa tion about that $96,000
Land Deal. In fairness to the public
and the good citizens of the Gem Irri
^! lstrict » W1 ^. yj. u kindly £
^!L ; reply communication the same
f ,' °™ lnence y° u £ ave tbe Judges
, , .
He charges that the administration
was attempting to steal, not for
self > but for tbe benefit of the Gem
Irrigation District > 9 ' 670 acres
"valuable land, for the reclamation
f, , whi Ç h . the 12th session of the
Idaho legislature appropriated $14,
770.28, and the 13th session appropri
ated an additional $46,432.07, making
a total cash expenditure of $61,202.35.
j am of th P opinkm that Judge
Truitt knows nothing about the value
of Iand in the Gem i rri g at ion Dis
! trict - or of the financial difficulties
I 0 f the district which determine the
I value of land within its boundaries.!
: j presume that he will readily admit
; that the lands within the district with
1 Th^ ^ n °4 1 wo f rth l«c
; P 6 !. acre ' ,^ be y, are ' wlt h° u t water,
but a part of the sagebrush desert
]ying along the south side of the
Snake river in Owyhee county. Let!
| us briefly examine into the origin
the district and how the state became
n interested party.
j n 191^ ,f my memory serves me
right, the settlers, together with the
state of Idaho, acting under Section
2439 of the Revised Codes, formed the
Gem i rrigation District for the rec
Jamation of 30,000 acres (using even
numbers I, of which the state owned
practically one-third. The district
bonded itself to bear the cost of con
s tructing a pumping plant, canals, a
distributing system, and to purchase
the necessary machinery. These pro
ceedings were all approved by
FRIENDLY SUITS. The system and
cost was a jj according to the best
knowledge and purpose of the time.
The water rights secured and the
system constructed was for the bene
fit of all lands within the district. In
order to maintain this system, which
is an expensive one, and pay interest
on bonds, etc., it is necessary for the
district to levy assessments upon the
land. By virtue of the title to one
third of the lands being in the state,
the bonds are a lien on but two-thirds
of the district, or that portion owned
by mostly homesteaders. The district
cannot enforce the collection of taxes
on state lands by the ordinary process
of sale, hence the approapriation of
$61,202735 spoken of by the Judge as
having been expended hv the state in
this expenditure of the state's money
could be said to imnrove its land is
that it paid a part of the taxes levied
by the district against every acre of
land within its boundaries. The money
did not go for the removal of sage
brush or the plowing of the land, but
merely for the purpose of meeting a
just demand of the district. The dis
trict must make the same charge
whether water is used or not, since
the system has to be maintained for
all the lands. The state has little
or no income from its lands within j
the district, and with the necessarily j
increasing assessment of the district, i
the lands have become a liability and |
not an asset to the state. The two
bills spoken of by the Judge as being |
an attempt to loot was but an honest j
effort by the state to dispose of a
liability and not an asset. It is rather
strange that a man of the Judge's
experience and knowledge would ac
cuse a whole legislature, as the vote
shows with the exception of three per
sons, of attempting to loot the state
by so open and notorious a scheme,
and then carry the matter into the I
supreme court, yet for. ultimate de- 1
cision as to the constitutionality of
he acts under which they attempted
to loot. If the reader thinks these
lands are not in fact a liability, permit
me to call your attention to what the
state at the present time is morally
pnd oherwise obliged to pay the dis
trict if the state retains the lands.
The secretary of the district advised
me that, including the last assessment
of $11.70 per acre and not adding
penalties and interest to unpaid as
sessments, the state now owes the dis
trict $244,400.80. Then further con
sider the fact that there is no reason
to believe that for several years to
come the district will be able to make
a lower assessment than that made
for the present year of $11.70 per
acre. With the state receiving little
or nothing from the lands and adding
$11.70 a year with assessments there
to , how will it ever be able to get any
where near the principle expended,
not considering the interest on the
amount invested ? Many times busi
ness men conclude that they have
made a bad deal and the sooner they
charge the item off of their books,
the better off they are. Is if not a
fact that the state would be better
off to charge this item off its books,
than to attempt to pay indefinitely
upon lands which it cannot cultivate?
Is the Judge not aware that the
finance committee of the house, com
posed of such men as Beacher Hitch
/cock of Sandpoint, Peter Johnson of
Blackfoot, and D. L. Young of Boise,
personally inspected the lands within
the Gem Irrigation District and spent
considerable time in an effort to de
vise a possible way to relieve the
state of this liability; that after such
investigation, the finance committee
unanimously reported that House Bill
No. 382 do pass. This is the bill
which gave the district power to pur
chase. The same committee unani
mously reported that House Bill No.
381 do pass, which is the bill mak
ing the appropriation to enable the
district to make the purchase. House
BilL No. 382 passed the house with
but three dissenting votes, and the
senate with but one, voting no. House
Bill No. 381 passed the house with
only two dissenting votes and the
senate with but one. Does this look
like an attempt in loot? Months af
terward a friendly suit was instituted
in the district court to determine the
constitutionality of these acts, and af
terwards appealed to the supreme
court, which is the ordinary way to
determine this fact.
Where was the Judge during all
this time—practically two years ? Did
he appeal to the courts or to public
opinion? If it were an attempt to
steal, he is in the position of one who
idly stands by and sees a highwayman
attempting to break and enter his
neighbor's home, and when he fails,
j the Judge hastens to his good neigh
let- bor and tells him that a robbery was
attempted, but that there is no danger
I now as the robber failed. Then he pro
ceeds to give his neighbor some ad
vice to the effect that he had better
j count his cash and take an inventory
of his valuables. The Judge says:
let-( By this Act (H. B. 381), it was pro
j ^sed ta levy a tax upon the taxpayers
« Idaho Does he use the words
it- levy a tax in a legal sense, or the
E^dmary accepted meaning ? House
of Bl» No. 381, 1917 Session Laws, Page
; 235 says nothing about a tax, but
I makes a straight out appropriation
j to the Gem District of $96,670.00, and
! then provides for its administration.
Judge suddenly becomes very much
\ interested in the taxpayers of the
state of Idaho.
He further says: "It seems evident
that the land was appraised by some
person without visiting them." Permit
1 me to advise the Judge that never
were state lands so closely inspected
! and arranged under the provisions of
! House Bill No. 382 so as to make the
| good land sell the poor. Guesses are
■ sometimes correct, but very unfortu
nate when one seeks to advise the
[taxpayer as to facts.
The Judge asked the legislature to
I investigate ? for whatnuroosethe *96 -
670 00 illegally collected was diverted
V , illegally couecteu was diverted.
I/Now he knows full well that there
, was no levy for that purpose, and
that the general levy was ail that
j was made. He also knows, or should
! know, that no money was ever paid
over under either of the two acts com
plained of. Neither was it carried so
j far as to draw warrant for the same,
: or even make a book entry in the of
fice of the treasurer of the state of
1 Idaho. Is it not a fact then that
! the Judge is making much ado about
nothing ? Who has been injured? No
| money collected, no money expended,
not even an entry made on the books
of the state showing that such sale
was ever made other than those of the
land board, which authorized the sale
to be made?
| The Judge makes much ado because
the matter found its way into the
supreme court and the court held the
act unconstitutional. I wonder how or
who he would have passed upon the
constitutionality of an act of the
legislature? Is not the passing upon
such acts a part of the duty of our
supreme court, when presented to it
for its decision? He seems to be
somewhat surprised that the court
found the state had a constitution,
With the court as now constituted, I
am ever ready to abide the result of
its deliberation,
Are You
Open - Minded ?
The average American
is open-minded.
American business is con
ducted by true Americans of
vision, open-minded men who
believe in their country and strive
to meet their country's needs.
The men in the packing industry
are no exception to the rule.
The business of Swift &
Company has grown as the na
tion has progressed. Its affairs
have been conducted honorably,
efficiently, and economically, re
ducing the margin between the
cost of live stock and the selling
price of dressed meat, until today
the profit is only a fraction of a
cent a pound—too small to have
any noticeable effect on prices.
The packing industry is a big,
vital industry—one of the most
important in the country. Do
you understand it ?
Swift & Company presents
facts in the advertisements that
appear in this paper. They are
addressed to every open-minded
person in the country.
The booklet of preceding chapters In this
story of the packing industry, will be mailed
on request to
Swift 8t Company
Union Stock Yards -
Chicago, Illinois
Swift & Company
U.S. A.
Would the Judge advise that the
state not bear its share of the bur
dens of the district, even though it
entered into what now seems to be a
bad bargain? The failure of the
state to meet its just share means
ruin to hundreds of homes and worse
than bankruptcy to farmers, who in
character, integrity, and honesty of
purpose are ot the very salt of the
earth. Let your light of publicity
shine upon a state that is just to its
every citizen, even though he be the
most humble among us.
IwflfiriK Y
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The tortures and discomforts of
^ eak » Ia , m Ç. a , nd aching back, swollen
£ eet aDd limbs, weakness, dizziness,
These general symptoms of kidney and
Madder disease are well known—so is
the remedy.
, Next time you feel a twinge of pain
îu , the back or . are troubled with, head
p 0 *?' fe (kg 1 estl0n » insomnia, irritation
, n the bladder or pain in the loins and
lower abdomen, you will find quick and
eure relief in GOLD MEDAL Haarlem
Oil Capsules. This old and tried rem
f° r kidney trouble and allied de
'' ari fj<'mcnts has stood the test for hun
on( | health will come as you c rtmue
their use? When com nletdy Srcd
to your usual vigor, continue taking a
capsule or two each day.
GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil Cap
spies are imported from the laborato
™ s t a ^ubstifute Mscahfd
three sizes. * *
Speaker of the House,
13th Session.
builds health
satis fies the
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