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The Daily Star-Mirror
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
♦ For Relief of First National Bank +

A bill was introduced in the 4
4* Idaho legislature this morning 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*
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
In some instances
charges will be less, in other intsances
The initial time for -charge
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
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
These calculations are somewhat
complicated and the public may expect
slight changes from the former
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 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.
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
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 .
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
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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
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
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.)
bUÜÜ ™ rUL ™
( 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.
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
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.
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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
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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.
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
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
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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
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.
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.
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.

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