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BERLIN, Friday.—(By Associated Press.)—The order of Colonel Rein
hardt, Prussian minister of war, has aroused open revolts by soldiers' coun
cils in the German armies. The council of the ninth army has declared it
will not obey the order and has been informed that the government will
find a way to enforce it.
Bremen Refuses to Surrender.
LONDON.—There is a critical situation at Bremen, Germany, toward
which city troops are advancing from Berlin. Demands for the city of
Bremen's surrender have been refused by the workers there, who have de
cided to defend it, according to Copenhagen advices to the Exchange Tele
graph company.
American and Allied Troops Forced Back Again.
ARCHANGEL, Friday.—(By Aasociated Press.)-—Another violent attack
by the Bolsheviki on the American, Russian and British positions at Tare
tero compelled the hard pressed, greatly outnumbered allied command to
•withdraw yesterday approximately 40 miles to new positions at the village
of Srdmakaenga.
SPOKANE.—Edward B. Lindstronl
lost his suit for divorce yesterday in
Judge Blake's court when he admit
ted writing letters to Miss Edna Orr
of Moscow, Idaho, from which the
following are excerpts:
"My wife will have to get another."
"I love you, Edna."
"Believe me when I say, I am
thinking of you all the time."
"Dear girl: Yes, the Mrs. raised
pretty much of the same kind of
h- as usual, but this bird is get
ting tired of her. Some of these days
he will flop his wings and fly away."
Another Woman Involved.
The suit was brought to a sudden
termination yesterday when Marie
H. Llndstrom presented the letters
Miss Orr had surrendered to her.
Mr. Llndstrom, a former employe of
the Washington market, and now em
ployed by the Halliday Machinery
company, sued Mrs. Lindstrom for a
divorce, charging that she had called
him vile names, such as "a damn
foreigner," and had struck him.
Mrs. Llndstrom asked for separate
maintenance on a case complaint,
alleging that her husband had been
arrested for refusing to support her,
and that he had associated with other
women, including a "Mrs. Smith of
Spokane, who entertained him In her
Letters Are Surprise. j
Mr. Lindstrom was on the stand to
tèstify as to his wife's alleged cruelty
when the sensational letters were
Introduced by Attorney Alex. Win
ston, who
Attorney Charles Swan,
strom's counsel, appeared
founded, and told Judge Blake that
he did not know of the existence of
Attorney Winston told
represented Mrs. Lind
the letters.
Judge Blake that he knew that the
attorney for Mr. Lindstrom did not
know of the letters. A postcard
photograph of Miss Orr is one of the
In one letter to his wife Mr. Lind
strom told her he knew he had acted
another letter
"like a brute,
written to his wife from Moscow he
told her not to visit Moscow, "as you
might hear too much."
Granted $10 a Month.
The letters which caused Judge
Blake to say that it was not worth
while to proceed further with testi
mony were the ones Llndstrom had
written to Miss Orr.
Judge Blake gave Mrs. Llndstrom
$10 a month separate maintenance.
Mrs. Lindstrom was not called on
to testify as to her allegations re
garding a visit to the home of Mrs.
Smith. She asserted in her complaint
that she found Mrs. Smith in her
her husband
nightgown, and saw
leaving the premises.
William H. ("Lone Star") Dietz,
' former coach of the Washington
State College foot ball team, and dur-
ing the season just closed coach for
the Mare Island marines who won the
Pacific coast championship, has been
indicted at Spokane for false state-
ments made in his questionnaire in
which he tried to avoid the draft. _ In
filling out his questionnaire Dietz
claimed exemptions on the grounds
that he was the "necessary head of
an industrial establishment; had a de-
pendent family; was a ward of the
government; was an alien; was a
'white Indian' and a non-voting resi-
dent of the United States." Dietz
claims to be a half-breed Indian and
was bom in the United States. He
was indicted by the federal grand jury
at Spokane. After filling out his
questionnaire in which he claimed to
have a dependent family Dietz sued
for and was granted a divorce from
> his wife, whom he testified had de-
serted him and they had not lived
together for many years.
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• Coyotes Are Warned.
• Harry Fowler now has some hounds
and has designs upon a number of
coyotes that haunt the breaks of the
. Potlatch. At the present price of
coyote pelt's a sportsman can make
»ood wages hunting coyotes with
Jogs, besides getting a lot of fun out j
of the chase.—Kendrick Gazette.
HAVE 106,000 MEN *

WASHINGTON.— Appropria- *
♦ tions of $3,000,000 to maintain +
+ the national guard at a strength ♦
♦ of 106,000 officers and men dur- ♦
♦ ing the next fiscal year, was ten- +
♦ tatively approved today by the ♦
+ house military affairs commit- *
♦ tee. +
The following self-explanatory
peal has been sent out from Boise to
the farmers of Idaho, asking that
they find places on their farms for
the returned soldier who is out of
work. The appeal follows:
To Idaho Farmer: A year ago, we
were confronted with a problem which
made us all guess. We were told we
must produce more food—and our
best men were being taken away.
Some of us wanted to "quit" because
we thot the task impossible and it
surely is a pleasure to look back and
see how nicely we did our job. The
American farmer won a victory on
the American farm while the Ameri
can army was winning- a battle for
America on European soil. But, the
farmer was wonderfully paid for his
extra effort and hard work while the
soldier, who worked harder, incurred
hardships and fought and bled for
humanity, has nothing but honor to
show for his great effort and sacri
Soldiers are being rapidly returned
at a most inopportune time, for we
have our usual winter surplus of men.
Many states have industries to absorb
their soldiers but our industry is
farming and most of us don't work at
it during the winter months. Some
thing must be done for these boys
of ours, who left their farms or jobs
they are coming home and they are
broke and most every position is fill
ed. Our industry is farming. These
men have a right to look to Idaho's
big industry for a livelihood. Some
have suggested giving or lending
them money to "tide" them over un
til spring; but these men are Ameri
ca's best and they do not want alms—
they want work.
And many of you are saying:
we haven't a thing for a man to do
Just a minute—take another
stroll around the place. Look at those
fences! Isn't it a good time to fix
that barn? How much would the
lumber cost for a shed for that ma
chinery? Couldn't a fellow paint
these days? That pile of manure
won't do you any good there by the
barn. And say, you're going to be
busy next summer—why not go over
that machinery and grease it up and
tighten the nuts—it may save a lot
of time and trouble and cussing.
The Idaho farmer has done his part
well. He has produced an enormous
crop of food, when the world needed
it. He has bought Liberty bonds and
War Savings Stamps and has given
to every worthy organization. But
his war duty is not yet done and will
not be done as long as a returning
soldier wants a job. Yes, you've been
thinking about it but have you. told
the chairman of your county councils
of defense or the manager of your
local labor boards how many soldiers
you'll employ Let's finish our job.
Yours very truly,
Farm Help Specialist.
Nu Chapter of Delta Gamma invites
the people of Moscow to a Silver Tea
Wednesday, February 6th, from 2 to
5 p. m., at the Delta Gamma house,
624 University Ave. This is a part
of the campaign to raise $15,000 in
support of a home for Belgian refug
ees the fraternity established over a
year ago in Assendrecht, Holland.
This orphanage is a charitable insti
tution supported entirely by funds
raised by the combined efforts of the
chapters of Delta Gamma and is un
der the direct supervision of the fra
ternity. Its work is as vital now as
it was before peace was declared and
Nu Chapter will appreciate your sup
port. ■


♦ mately 8,000 boiler makers, riv
♦ eters and helpers on the Pacific +
♦ coast are taking a vote on the ♦
+ proposal to strike, it was an- +
+ nounced today. The vote will be ♦
+ announced on February 10.—The *
♦ vote is on the demand for wages ♦
+ of $1 per hour.
+ * + + + t , H , t + , H , *t + F +
WASHINGTON.—Opposing the item
of $200,000,000 in the postoffice appro
priation bill for three years road
building program Senator Thomas of
California, democrat, declared today
the lavish expenditures are threaten
ing national bankruptcy,
views were expressed by Senator
Weeks of Massachusetts, republican.
Both sharply criticized the three-year
naval building program recommended
by Secretary Daniels.
BOISE.—(Special to The Star-Mirror.)—The belief here is that there will
be no difficulty in getting the appropriation asked for the University of
Idaho, at Moscow,
The retrenchment policy so noticeable in'other matters, will have no effect
either on schools or roads. The legislature is showing a liberal policy on
both of these items. The finance committee is working on the university
appropriation bills now.
The university asks $391,000 for buildings and maintenance and agri
cultural experiment work, and $240,000 for cooperative extension.
A survey of the legislature this morning indicates there is no disposition
anywhere to cut these amounts.
If these amounts are allowed, with the other income from the national
government and other resources the total income for the university for the
next two years will be more than $1,000,000. Completion of the west wing
of the university administration building is assured.
There were no legislative sessions held today.
The local high school quintet opened
their basket hall season last night by
winning a fast, clean game from the
Pullman High school. The final score
of 39 to 24 does not give an adequate
impression of the game which was
hard fought throughout, and the first
half of which ended by a score of 12
to 13 in favor of the visitors, in the
last half however, and victory was the
By order of the city health officer,
only school students were allowed to
attend the game, but at that the gym
was almost full.
The Moscow boys play a return
the W. S. C. floor next Fri
game on
day night and the Pullman team went
home vowing double vengeance.
Captain Fox and Arvid Nelson star
red for the local boys and Roberts
WASHINGTON.—General Pershing, in an official telegram to Secretary
Baker today characterized the sensational reports in French newspapers of
assaults, burglaries and other crimes committed in Paris by American sol
diers as gross exaggerations. The number of crimes committed by Ameri
soldiers and sailors is almost negligable considering the large number
General Pershing recommended full refutation of
of men in the vicinity,
the charges be put before the American public.
American Troop Ship Grounded.
SOUTHAMPTON, England.—(By Associated Press.)—All of the troops
aboard the American transport Narragansett, which went ashore last night
the ledge off Bemberidge, at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight, have
The removal of the troops was
been removed by tugs and local lifeboats,
effected while the steamer was fast on the ledge, despite snowstorm and
very high seas.
That Little Resolution You Made
George Dougherty, owner of Mid
way Ranch, between Moscow and
Viola, was in town today to receive
a registered Duroc Jersey boar for
which he paid more than 50 cents a
pound, live weight. The pig weighs
less than 100 pounds but Mr. Dough
erty paid $50 for him at Spokane and
pays the express. He comes from M.
D. Adams' famous Worthwhile Duroc
farm near Spokane and is a prize win
ning animal. Mr. Dougherty plans to
breed registered Duroc hogs exten
sively on his fine farm.
No Sunday School Tomorrow.
Dr. Adair, city health officer, an
nounces that tomorrow the same reg
ulations that have prevailed for the
past several weeks will apply to Sun
day schools. Hight school students
may attend but grade students may
not If conditions improve next week
they have in the past all restric
tions will be removed before the next
played high class ball for the vis
Last evening at Kendrick the Busi
ness Mens' club served a banquet to
about 60 guests. There were many
speeches and a splendid menu. The
good roads question was the main
topic of discussion. About $800 was
raised for the purpose of securing a
better grade between Kendrick and
Juliaetta and for working other roads
as well. A committee was appointed
to work with a similar committee
from Juliaetta to raise further funds
for road improvements. Those pres
ent from Moscow were County Com
missioners Cone, Paulson and Clarke;
County Attorney Nisbet, Surveyor
Smith and Sheriff Woody.
Kendrick Wants a Lawyer.
Kendrick is devoid of a lawyer since
L. G. Peterson became a deputy
a lawyer who can handle insurance
and real estate on the side. There
is no reason why this territory could
not be made to pay well along that
line.—Kendrick Gazette.
This is a good location for
WASHINGTON.—Official tabulation of casulaties by divisions for the
American expeditionary forces, 95 per cent complete, were made public today
by the war department. The totals for all divisions, exclusive of two regi
ments of marines in the second division are:
Killed in action, 27,762; died of wounds, 11,396; missing in action, 14,649;
prisoners, 2,786. This gives a grand total for major casualties of 56,592.
The total major casualties of the 91st division including the Washington,
Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming national
army, are 1,701 killed in action. The first regular division leads with
2,303 killed in action. Other divisions are; Third, 1,901; 42nd, 1,702; 32nd,
1,694; and 28th, 1,544.
Rushing Demobilization.
WASHINGTON.—Demobilization of the army has passed the million mark
in the past week, General March announced today, with 61,237 officers and
952,411 men discharged. General March announred the honorable discharge
of 33 generals, all but four of whom are regulars who return to their
former rank in the regular establishment. The total number of men or
dered for discharge early, has reached 1,396,000, including 163,000 returning
from overseas.
WASHINGTON, D. C.—By combat
ing ground squirrels Idaho farmers
saved over $1,250,000—in crops dur
ing 1918. Twenty-two counties and
4,026 farmers cooperated with the
biological survey of the United States
department of agriculture in stamping
out the squirrel pest, and as a result
277,761 acres were cleared of the ro
It is estimated that this ground
squirrel eradication work in Idaho
saved at least 5 per cent of the total
crops of that state which formerly
went to pay the yearly rodent tribute.
As one farmer phrases it, "I used to
consider that the squirrels had a mort
gage on 26 per cent of my crops as
they devoured one-fourth of all I pro
duced. Now after I have cleared my
farm of squirrels, I harvest and save
100 per cent of all the crops I grow."
In Bonneville county, Idaho, 114
farmers distributed 6,223 pounds of
poisoned oats over 11,871 acres, and
as a direct and immediate result saved
$41,265 worth of farm crops which
otherwise would have bean consumed
by the squirrels. In the eradication
campaign, one farmer in this county
distributed poisoned bait over one of
his fields and less than one hour later
when he returned to the field he
counted 278 dead squirrels, 6 rabbits
and 10 rock chucks which had fallen
prey to the deadly bait.
Idaho farmers formerly used
strychnine sulphate prepared in a va
riety of ways to poison ground squir
rels, but because this material proved
unsatisfactory, the use of powdered
strychnine (alkaloid) is now practiced
in the organized campaigns. This
poison acts very rapidly through the
mouth and cheek pouches instead of
through the stomach. It is prepared
by mixing 1 tablespoonful of gloss
starch in 1-2 teacup
then stirring this combination into
1-2 pint of boiling water to make a
thin clear paste. Then 1 ounce of
powdered strychnine (alkaloid) is
mixed: with 1 ounce of baking soda
in a little Water and stirred with the
starch into a smooth, creamy mass,
corn sirup, 1 tablespoonful of glycer
ine and one scant teaspoonful of sac
charin dissolved in a little warm
water are stirred together. This so
lution is spread over 12 quarts of
oats and mixed thoroughly in order
to coat each kernel. One quart of
this poison is sufficient for 40 to 60
baits. The material—scattered one
teaspoonful to a place—should be dis
tributed along the clean, hard sur
faces near the squirrel holes where it
will not endanger live stock and
where there is no chance for the ro
dents to waste the material by tramp
ing over it or by covering it with
refuse from their holes, as would oc
cur were the bait to be placed di
rectly in their burrows.
The saccharin and corn sirup are
used to make the bait palatable, while
the baking soda retard solution of the
strychnine and thus aids the saccharin
in hiding its bitter taste. The starch
cements the poison evenly over the
oat or barley grains and the glycerine
prevents the poison from drying and
dusting off the grain. Oats or bar
ley are used because the ground squir
rels for whom the bait is intended
are particularly fond of these grains,
This bait is much better than the
strychnine sulphate poison formerly
used, because it is more effective and
be stored in quantity for compar
atively long periods without deterior
Columbian ground squirrels are not
controlled by this method of eradi
cation, as they hull oats very care
fully before eating them and hence
avoid the poison. There fore a special
method of preparing bait for these
.spirrels is used so that as they hull
'thé oats the poison flakes off in the
rodents' mouths and kills them. The
Columbian ground squirrel infests
the wooded sections of Idaho north of
Boise and-Bellevue; it has longer ears
and tail and is of larger size than the
ordinary ground squirrel. It also has
obscure brown-colored streak along
the middle of its back while the hind
portions of its hips and thighs are a
bright, brownish-red color.
The Columbian squirrel bait is pre
pared by combining in dry mixture,
one ounce of powdered strychnine
(alkaloid) and one ounce of baking
soda, one teaspoonful of saccharic,
and three tablespoonfuls of flour, ad-»
ding a little cold water and stirring
thoroughly to a smooth, creamy paste.
This mixture is distributed uniform!»
ov«r 12 quarts of oats as in the form
er case, and the poison bait scattered
as previously described. This poison
should be used within ten to fourteen
days after preparation, as otherwise
the material will dust off the grain.
If the poison wastes too freely, the
grain may be placed in a tub or other
vessel, sprinkled with a little water,
and mixed to moisten it before dis
Poison ground squirrels as early in
the spring as possible say the fed
eral specialists, as in this way the
natural increase of young squirrels
is eliminated. The poisoning cam
paign should be continued throughout
the year until the section is free of
these pests. The rodents will eat the
poison baits at any time. Attention
should be given to destroying the
squirrels in all their haunts in pas
tures, uncultivated fields, fence rows
and roads as well as from the culti
vated fields where complete exter
mination of the pests is sought.
California girls, the I'eal, whole
some, energetic, appealing kind, the
sort of girl a fellow thinks of as like
his sister, are on their way over
seas to help in the Y. M. C. A. can
teens in France.
Miss Sophronia L. Bunker, of Mill
Valley, Marin county, is one of these.
She was president of the Girls, Ath
letic club when she attended Tamal
pais High school. She helped organ
ize the Motor Corps for the National
League for Women's Service in Cali
, , .
paralysis, a stroke having occurred
last Monday.
Mrs- JfY was past 78 years of age
and had lived in Moscow 16 years,
j She leaves four children, Mrs S. A.
Hawks of Ashland, Oregon; W. N.
i Jay, Cleveland, Ohio; J. V. Jay, of
North Carolina and Mrs. Laura Heath
of Moscow. Mrs. Jay was a member
the Baptist church in North Carol
fornia and held the rank of major.
Miss Edith White, of Petaluma, So
noma county, is another. She did val
uable work for the Red Cross and in
the Motor Corps of the National
League for Women's Service she gain
ed the rank of captain.
From Willows, Glenn county, has
gone Miss Edna M. Prentice. She
taught school and assisted in the
direction of playgrounds. She also
worked in a recreational center in
Santa Barbara and managed a school
Miss Olive Gordon, of Oakland, a
wtell known teacher in the public
schools of that city, a member of
the Sierra club; Miss Constance Kem
ble, of 1005 Powell street, San Fran
cisco, a grand opera singer and Miss
Isabelle Wilkie, of 2 Hugo street, San
Francisco, are already overseas. Miss
Kemble is one of the few women sec
retaries to be sent to Italy.
Mrs. M. J. Jay died last night at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura
Heath. The cause of her death was
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Moscow Has >ew Industry,
E. C. Hal] is preparing to open a
j general electric shop in the brick
building on Third street opposite the
postoffice. He has taken a lease on
part of the building and is having it
remodeled and fitted up for a first
class electric sales room and repair
shop. He will make a specialty of
automobile work of all kinds and will
handle the Willys-Knight line of high
class electrical automobile supplies
as well as other standard kinds. Mr.
Hall comes highly recommended as a
first class workman and his shop will
be a valuable addition to Moscow's
industries. He hopes to be open for
business in a short time.
The time of the funeral has not
yet been arranged,
will be given later.

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