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VOLUME VIU MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1919 NUMBER 97 Sinn Feiners Proclaim Republic. DUBLIN.—The Irish parliament .is to be called to order in Dublin's anci ent mansion house this afternoon to proclaim Ireland an independent re public. About one-half of the Sinn Feiners elected to the British parlia ment will participate in these pro ceedings, the other half being for the most part English prisoners charged with varying degrees of sedition or being held under suspicion. The Sinn , Feiners met with the consent of Field Marshall Viscount French, first vice roy in years. Ireland will be given a purely military government. Meas ures will be taken to treat these pro ceedings as purely seditious, and in direct violation of the law. Sinn Feiners Read Declaration. DUBLIN.—The Sinn Fein assembly met at the mansion house this after The assembly stood while the noon. declaration of independence was read, announcing the establishment of the Irish republic, and demanding evacu ation of Ireland by the British army. Transports Enroute Home. WASHINGTON.—Two transports, the Conia, the Susquehanna and the Cruiser Frederick are enroute home from France with over 6000 troops. WASHINGTON.—The 27th, 30th, and 37th division, including all at tached organizations, have been in structed to be prepared for embarka tion home, the war department an nounced today. All the remaining units of the 91st are now on the pri ority list, to be embarked when ship ping becomes available. WASHINGTON. — The transport Conia is expected to reach New York Friday with nearly 3000 troops, the Cruiser Frederick, January 29th with 1500 troops, and the transport Sus quehanna will reach Newport News on January 30th, with nine casual companies of about 1500 officers and men. One casual company is from Idaho. Value of Livestock Increases. WASHINGTON.—The livestock on farms and ranges of the United States on January 1st, is valued at $8,830, 204,000 in an estimate made to the public t(35ay by the department of This is an increase of $546,006,000 over a year ago. agriculture. Deems Intervention Necessary. PARIS.—The Russian situation was again taken up by the supreme coun cil of the peace conference when it met at 10:30 a. m. There was a full attendance. Harold Scavenius, the Danish minister to Russia, who had been asked to give the council his views on the Russian situation, went into the conference chamber. It is understood that he contended more emphatically than the French ambas sador Noulens yesterday, that inter vention in Russia was necessary to check terrorism. Bolshevists Are Worsted. LONDON.—Notable success has Leen won against the Bolsheviki by the Esthonian troops operating north east of Lake Peipus, says the Esthon ian official statement received hero today. They have taken the town of Narva on the Reval-Petrograd rail way, and a large number of prisoners. Monarchists Partially Successful. MADRID.—The monarchist move ment in Portugal, headed by Paivo 'Conceiro, has been partially success ful in northern Portugal. The mon archist government has been formed at Opoto, according to a report receiv ed by the Spanish government in the province of Pontevedra in the north eastern part of Spain. Will Meet at Weimar. COPENHAGEN.—The new German National Assembly wil meet at the Weimar, capital of the Grand Duchy Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, according to the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger. This was decided in a conference of the German government delegates of the Prussian ministry. Bourgeois Will Have Majority. COPENHAGEN.—While a majority of the socialists will have ascendency over any other single party, the in complete returns from the German elections indicate that Bourgeoiis par ties together will have a majority in the national assembly. Coast Employees Strike. SEATTLE. Shipyard employees and shop workmen to the number of 25,000 to 30,000, according to labor leaders, walked out today. The, men demanded higher pay. The work in the city's big shipyards, where hund reds of contracts are under way, as well as the machine shops, are badly crippled by the walk-out. TACOMA.—Fifteen thousand mem bers of the metal trades craft, em ployed in the Tacoma shipyards, walk ed out today. Kendrick Couple Married. Mr. William H. Elliott and Miss Mary Whitcomb, both of Kendrick, were married Monday evening at the residence of Rev. J. Quincy Biggs, pastor of the First Christian church ' this city, who performed the cere mony. The contracting parties are well known young people of Kend rick near which thriving town the groom owns a highly improved and valuable farm, on which the new couple will make their home. in ♦ For Relief of First National Bank + ♦ * A bill was introduced in the 4 4* Idaho legislature this morning 4* 4 * for the relief of the First Na- 4> 4* tional Bank of this city, approp- 4 4* riing $9,200.60 due on a judg- 4* * ment against the state. 4* suits which secured' this judg- 4* 4* ment for the bank went through 4* * the district and supreme courts. 4> 4* A similar bill had passed a pre- 4* 4- vious session of the legislature * 4» but was vetoed by the governor. * As announced in The Star-Mirror .Saturday all of the grade public sehools in Moscow opened for work this morning. The grades that were opened to the children of the district this morning are the first to the fifth, inclusive. Ail other grades, including the High school, had previously re-j This is the first time since last October that the public schools of Moscow are again running normally. There has certainly been a serious break in the public school work of the year in Moscqw on account of the flu epidemic, and it is the .sincere hope of every one interested in them that no more interruptions will occur. To this end all connected with the schools should work harmoniously, and par ents of children should observe strict ly the rules and orders promulgated by the school board. One of these orders, a most merited precautionary measure, was given out by -the beard this morning. It is to the ef feet that parents should keep their children at home as long as possible between school hours allowing for only ample time for the children reach the school rooms at 9 o clock in the morning and at 1 o clock in the a ^™° on - By observing this children will be prevented from con gregatmg in large numbers in the halls of the buildings, which would obviously be bad in times of an epi demie like the present. To make this rule more simple of observance by the parents and children the noon recess has been reduced to one hour, the ses sions resuming work promptly at 1 o'clock instead of 1:16 as heretofore. The 4* PUBLIC SCHOOLS AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE OC TOBER ALL GRADES ARE AGAIN AT WORK sumed. j | NEW IELEPHONE HATES IN EFFECT GOVERNMENT KATES GO INTO EFFECT TODAY—CHANGES QUITE NUMEROUS j ! ; j The government rates on long dis- 1 tance telephoning goes into effect to- ! day. These rates vary somewhat from I the system employed by the telephone i the In some instances company. charges will be less, in other intsances The initial time for -charge more. was formerly one minute, now the in itial time is three minutes. There are now three periods during the 24 hours, when formerly there was no division whatever. These per- j iods are designated as day, evening j and night, there being of course a higher charge on the day period. Now the distaa.ee is calculated by steps on an air line, in steps beginning with six miles up to a certain dis* tance ,and then changing to eight miles. Formerly there was no charge if you did not secure your party at the other end of the line, now there is a charge of 15 cents if you put in a call and do not succeed in getting your party. These calculations are somewhat complicated and the public may expect slight changes from the former charges. TO Well Known Railroad Man HI. W. J. Jordan, one of the best known railroad men in the Palouse country and especially well and favorably known in Moscow, is reported seri- ously ill at a hospital in Missoula, Montana, with acute appendicitis. Mr. Jordan, who holds the position of; general agent of the Northern Pa- cific for all the Palouse branches with headquarters at Lewiston, was taken ill Saturday while on a tour of inspection. He was rushed to the hospital at Missoula, for an opera- tion. He has many îriends in Mos- cow who will sincerely hope. for his speedy and complete recovery. --—TO To Philadelphia to Study Music. John Brigham and wife, who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brigham, left Sunday for Philadlphia where Mr. Brigham will continue his studies in voice culture. Mr. Brigham was married last August to Miss Mary Seamore of Philadelphia, at South Bend, Wash, where he was in the army service. The announcement of his marriage is quite a surprise to many of his friends in Moscow. I OUTSIDE PRECINCTS DOING WELL IN DRIVE BUT DONATIONS TOWARD THE ARMEN!AN-SYRIAN DRIVE LAGGING IN MOSCOW In a report published in this paper Saturday relative to the activities in the Armenian-Syrian fund drive in Cornwall precinct, it was stated that the i this precinct's quota, was collected bv | 0 ne young lady, Mylrea Tearè. j Chairman Perry has since been in formed that two others aided in the . collection, Charles Sate and Laura Keeney, these two persons having collected twelve dollars of the amount j sent in by Cornwall. I Chairman Perry stated further this ! morning that the work in this drive j was progressing very nicely in all of ! the outside precincts and that he is i. constantly receiving excellent reports which leave little doubt that the out | side points will come forward with j their various quotas before the end ! of the week. In this connection the chairman I also voiced his disappointment at the manner in which the work appears to j be dragging in Moscow. Moscow's j quota is $1800, and up to the present j only $1300 has been received in the drive, leaving a balance of $500 yet J to be raised. The drive will end Sat urday and at the present rate of pro gress made toward the goal in the ; city it will take considerable hustling ! to keep Moscow from falling below its quota. Chairman Perry is confi dent that Moscow will come through ! all right, but desires to remind those who have made promises to the solic I itors that their help will be needed if they do not wish their city to be classed as dillatory in this vital mat j ter of raising a small sum to aid in the relief of suffering humanity. ; ■ entire ' sum collected, which amounted to a few dollars more than The Associated Press sends the fol . lowing interesting data concerning the offjcial parsonnel of the 91st div ° sion whjch wj , gtop at SpoWe for a tw ~ 0 hours' parade Thursday, on their way tQ c Lev vi s f th purpose of de . mobilizatioll: . CA.1VLP LEWIS, Tacoma. The 91st 181011 when it left Camp Lewis in J une was commanded by Brigadier General Frederick S. Foltz, commander of: t * le '^-d Infantry Brigade, which " as i )ar *j Bie division. Foltz took command of the division when its first General A. Greene was transferred to the Philip pine Islands Greene, Foltz, and other, Brigidier Generals, James A. Irons, who was stationed here at the same time graduated from West Point in the same class. Foltz, after the division had seen fighting in France, was reduced to his regular army rank of colonel and sent back to the United States, Foltz was from a family long estab lished in Pennsylvania. graduation from the military academy he was for 19 years a second lieuten ant of the First Cavalry. His father was Surgeon General J. M. Foltz, fleet surgeon with Admiral Farragut during the civil war. Foltz served on General Miles' staff in Cuba. He also was in the Philip pines. Most of his army service has been in the west. He was commander of picked teams of horsemen from the army which represented this country against similar teams of foreign na After his tions in competitions in Europe. When ordered to Camp Lewis Foltz was at Fort Russell, Wyoming, The staff officers of the 91st were all widely known for their military knowledge when the division left here. Since the division arrived abroad there have been many changes in staff, bri gade and regimental personnel. Colonel Herbert J. Brees, as chief of staff, was executive oficer for the division commander, responsible for the working of staff officers and as sistant to the commanding officer in supervising and coordinating the work 0 The Student TO i;.: - x -j // "J/ Î //.w« fcl sc ipp ML, m// w-.sw itm . » re '/m i wm 1 m m fj I 2 wm m. m LOCAL BRICK COMPANY RECEIVES MANY ORDERS LANDS LARGE ORDER FROM COAST COKE OVEN BUILDERS —FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT The Moscow Fire Brick & Clay Products company, one of the most promising industries in the Inland Empire, has just been awarded one of the largest orders since it began the manufacture of fire clay prod ucts in this city. The order was placed with this company after most spirited competition with other simi lar concerns in the northwest. Presi dent Mickey of the company says that the order calls for several car loads of various classes of brick which will be used in the construction of coke ovens at some point on the Pacific coast. Thomas Hall, general manager of the company has just returned from business trip to the coast in the in terests of the company, which had to do with the securing of this order. He is very much encouraged with the prospects for business there in the line of fire clay products, and with the returning to normal of the con struction business, predicts a very roseate future for the company in which he is interested. In conversation with a reporter of this paper yesterday, President Mickey stated that the new year opened very auspiciously for the com pany. The first eight days of the year each brought a new order for their products, and that the prospects .now are that the company will have orders for all of the manufactured product that it can produce for some time to come by working at capacity. The officers and stockholders of this company are all local people and the Star-Mirror is more than pleased to note that the energy and enter prise of its managers is bringing a well-deserved reward. ,of the entire command. Brees was born in Wyoming and when juwt out of college tn~T89S was appointed from civil life as a lieuten ant for the Spanish-American war. He served in Texas during the border troubles and then became an assistant at the Plattsburg training camp . Major, now Lieutenant Colonel Fred Manly was division adjutant. He was graduated from West Point in 1905. He then spent two and one-half years mapping the island of Luzon and then was returned to the military academy as an insti uctor. He was with eneral Frederick Funston at Vera Cruz and was appointed muni cipal treasurer in the office of pro vost marshal there. At Plattsburg he was adjutant of a New York regi ment and was attached to the first officers' training camp and in August, 1917, was ordered here as division ad jutant Lieutenant Colonel Ralph E. Her ring was division ordnace officer, whose duty it was. he said, "to supply the division with everything used in killing " Herring was born in Minnesota in 1877. He has been in three wars vol unteering for the Spanish-American and going to the Philippines, and also taking part in the Mexican trouble. Lieutenant Colonel Avery D. Cum mins, division inspector. He was born in Spokane. His grandfather was a veteran of the civil war and one of the first settlers of Walla Walla, Wash. He was graduated from West Point in 1905 and had served in Nome, Alaska, on the Ute Indian reservation, at the first mobilization at San An tonio, Texas and the Panama Canal. His work was to exercise oversight of the division and officers as to effic iency, discipline and general conduct. Lieutenant Colonel Geo. V. Strong, division judge advocate. Strong was from a family that has been repre sented in every American war. He was born in Chicago and graduated from West Point in 1904. After grad (Continued on page 4.) !Q|infTOFIII RHN FARMFR bUÜÜ ™ rUL ™ LUMBER COMPANY BACK TO FORMER WORKING BASIS I ( Potlatch Company Already Employ ■ Many Men in Lumber Camps Aliens Must Become Citizens. T. P. Jones of Bovill spent several hours in the city today on business. Mr. Jones is in charge of the Potlatch Lumber company's logging operations With headquarters in Bovill. He re ports that the company is doing all in its power to change their opera tions from a war to a peace basis and that very good progress is being made in this work. This company, like all large operators in the lumber and timber business, had been assist ing the government in the matter of supplying needed timber matrial for war constructioen work, which re quired many changes in their methods of operation from those employed during peace times. Mr. Jones appeal's optimistic as re gards the future of the lumber in dustry, especially for Northern Idaho. Incidentally he mentioned that in the five camps which he is now operating for his company 325 men are em ployed, and from 60 to 70 more men can be used to bring these camps to their full quota. In this work he is giving preference to the patriotic class of workmen, and foreigners among these employes who fail or refuse to make application for citi zenship papers within a reasonable time, two or three months, will be notified that they are not wanted. TO m. HOHENZOLLERN All UNWELCOME GUEST MAY BE FORCED TO SPEND RE MAINDER OF LIFE AMIDST HOSTILE NEIGHBORS CORFU.—(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)—If Wiliam Hohen zollern, the former German emperor, should try to spend the remnant of his career on the Island of Corfu, as some recent reports Indicated, he would not be received by the natives with any great show of hospitality or cordiality. The villa here which he last occupied in the summer of 1914 and which he owned, is now used as amilitary hospital and floats the French flag. Even the especially built dock og which he was acustomed to land is now used for military pur poses. The Greek and Serbian population, wel the misery and sufering that Hoh enxollem caused the world and are in no mood toreceive him even "as temporary visitor. "Achillion Palace?" his villa, stands up on the rocky coast of Corfu amid a wealth of cypress trees and over looks the picturesque Ionian Sea. The tenow-Capped mountains of Albania "1® „ oaly \ f ort di , a ™ y - , Tbe a hasbeen , occupied Jatelyby a ™™ be J of disabled allied soldiers in £. . ? aa Ama r icaa s „ a .'J rom Brooklyn. When the Associated Press correspondent visited it the other day tbe . funeral ° f a United States naval En f^. } oü r US of Detr0lt ' Michigan who died of pneumonia con ! ,a f ed f wblle ° n dut , y - wa f beia « be . ld ^ st outside the Vila gates and the snaide f P asket > dr ?"P d ™ th th ® ,® ta ? ana Stripes, was being lowered In its r , est ! n ^ ' ,lace ( on the sunIlt slde of the sloping mountain. " - TIE INDUSTRY IS REVIVING Important Conference of Tie Manu facturers to be Held in St. Louis, January 30-31. ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The railroad tie manufacturing industry, virtually paralyzed during the war through discontinuance of railroad construc tion, is rapidly returning to a pre war basis, according to J. W. Fristoe, who announced that the American tie manufacturers would hold a confer ence here January 30 and 31. Mr. Fristoe said that a labor short age was the outstanding problem fac ing manufacturers and that 200,000 men could be used in various lumber camps for tie-making. The manufacturers are expected to form an organization to be known as the National Association of Tie Manu facturers. B - Calld to Southern Idaho. Ex-Governor W. J. McConnell, com- missioner-general of immigration, with headquarters in this city, was today called to Bingham county in the southern part of the state, to investi- gate alleged suffering among a num- ber of Mexican laborers formerly em- ployed in the beet sugar industry, but now out of employment. His ab- sence in the southern part of the state will be indefinite, depnding upon the seriousness of the problem he will have to investigate and make a re- port upon to the government. -TO Filed Petition in Bankruptcy. George M. Loomis, a well known and pioneer business man of this county his morning filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy. The liabili ties are given as $9223.50 and the assets $8048.60. Mr. Loomis was en gaged in the sawmill business He also ran a threshing outfit during the harvest season. A. C. Johnson and L. C. Forbes of Columbus, Ohio, spent a few hours In Moscow yesterday between trains on their way to Lewiston. Mr. John son visited this section about 15 years ago and may be remembered by some of the older residents. Both gentle men have friends and acquaintances in town with whom they visited during their brief sojourn here yesterday. These gentlemen have recently sold s^me valuable land interests back in Illinois and both contemplate locating in Latah county. In speaking of his impressions of this section of the country Mr. Johnson said; 'T was very much plased to find that your city has made such substantial progress in the past few years. I notice many im provements. I have been receiving many letters concerning this locality, and at last decided to cast my lot among you. It is our intention to look into the real estate investment oppor tunities ofered here. Each of us have large families and must have land to work, and without an attempt at flat tery I feel that you have the best sec tion of country in the west. Through the papers, and also through corre spondence, I learn that the farmers in this locality are doing more than merely raising- wheat, and that peas and beans are fast coming to the front as profitable crops. "I am particularly interested in the culture of beans for the reason that I have had some experience with one of your bean farmers, who happens to be an old friends of ours. Just nine years ago I loaned this gentle man quite a sum of money to aid him in clearing up a farm in the Troy Kendriek district. I had full confi dence in the man's integrity, to the extent that I only took the personal notes of himself and wife in the loan transaction. Well, they made very favorable reports each year in regard to their bean crop, and also remit ted the interests on the sum loaned them promptly when the same became due. Just one year ago my friend paid the usual interest and also the notes in full. In the letter with this remittance he informed me that he not only had his place cleared up and paid for, but had purchased some ad ditional land and was driving his own car. interestes we have in central Idaho, along the line of mining after which vve hope to return to Latah county and reside permanently." "With such a report as that, to gether with your fine climate, we could not resist the temptation to "come, and here we are. For the pres ent we are going to look into some n - HELD THIS WEEK EIGHTH GRADERS OF COUNTY WILL TAKE THE TEST THIS WEEK County Superintendent Lillian Skat taboe with the assistance of other teachers, will conduct the state eighth grade examinations Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at different centers throughout Latah county. In Moscow Miss Skattaboe will be assisted by Miss Clarice Moody, and about 18 students are expected. Miss Myra Moody will conduct the examination at Genesee, where 50 stu dents will take the test. Other centers are Potlatch, super intended by Mrs. H. W. Chatterton; Juliaetta, by Mrs. Mary Adams; Deary, by Mrs. A. Holdeck; Bovill, by Oakey Hall; Princeton, by Miss Etta Brown and Harvard by Miss Margaret Terry. Troy was to have been a central point for the examination but on ac count of the prevalence of influenza, no tests will be taken there. From all schools o# Latah county about 160 pupils have been reported as ready to take the tests. This num ber is far below what it would have been, had the influenza not so hin dered the progress of the schools. E Failed to Indict Marie.Lebaudy. MINEOLA.—The New York-Nassau county grand jury today failed to in dict Mrs. Marie Lebaudy, who shot and killed her milionaire husband. Eccentric Jacques Lebaudy, at their Westbury home early this month. TO Will Mobilize Lettish Fugitives. VLADIVOSTOK.—General Jannin has been designated by the French government as commander of Lettish troops which are being organized in western Siberia. There are said to be more than 20,000 Lettish fugitives who can be mobilized, and the work is progressing. They will be sent later to Lithuania, it is stated. Royal Neighbors Install Officers. The lodge of Royal Neighbors has installed the following officers for the present term: Past oracle, Eva Nolan; oracle, Jen nie Elliott; vice oracle, Laura Sheets; chancellor, Grace Daniels; recorder, Ella M. Stewart; receiver, Viola L. Carter; marshal, Tina Sudderth; in ner sentinel, Emma Eggan; outer sentinel, Effie Jabbora; manager, Al lie Frazee; physicians, Dr. Adair and Dr. Leitch; pianist, Inez Tracy.