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The Daily Star-Mirror
There is a bare possibility that war with Germany may be renewed and
sensational stories of Germany making secret preparations, of a big army
being secretly trained, drilled, armed and equipped by Hindenburg to renew
hostilities are being circulated in Europe. German statesmen have declared
they will not sign the treaty of peace if it contains anything more or varies
in any material degree from President Wilson's "original 14 points.'
many also announces she will claim indemnity from the allies.
In case any of the things threatened by Germany should occur the armis
tice will be declared to have ceased and a state of war against Germany will
be resumed with 23 nations opposed to the Huns who will not have the help
of Turkey, Austria-Hungary or Bulgaria. It requires no prophet to foretell
^ what will happen to Germany in this event.
General Foch evidently either expects more trouble with Germany or is
planning to be prepared for any surprise the treacherous Huns may spring,
for he has called a consultation of the military and naval officers of the
alligd nations to decide what action shall be taken in case Germany refuses
to sign. It is certain that the allies will be prepared to strike first if the
armistice ends without a treaty of peace, and that the Huns will not again
be given the opportunity to launch the fight in allied territory. The allies
being in German territory in large force have a decided advantage.
The cable and telegraph news received today follows:
Foch Prepares for German Refusal.
PARIS, Thursday night.—(By Havas News Agency.)—Military experts
under the direction of Marshal Foch have been charged with drafting a
report on what should be done if Germany refuses to sign the treaty of peace.
It is indicated that the methods of coercion may include occupation of more
German territory, the blockade of enemy ports and the discontinuance of
food supplies to Germany. »

The "Big Four" in Council Today.
PARIS.—With the return of David Lloyd George, British premier, from a
visit home, for his address to the house of commons, the council of four,
comprising the British, French and Italian premiers and President Wilson,
the "Paris
White House" as the temporary residence of President Wilson here is called.
President is Well—Progress Being Made.
WASHINGTON.—Satisfactory progress at the peace conference is report
ed again today in Paris advices to the White House. These also stated that
Rear Admiral Grayson, President Wilson's personal physician, has entirely
recovered from his recent illness.
I i
Ukranians Oppressing Jews.
PARIS.—Detachments of the command of General Petlura, the Ukranian
peasant leader, have been committing excesses against Jews in Galicia, ac
cording to information reaching the Polish national committee here.
Husiatyn and Kastov it is declared that 2500 Jews were killed or wounded
and at Paniarka 250 are said to have been killed.
Bolsheviki Attempt to Take Austrian Parliament.
VIENNA, Thursday night.—(By Associated Press.)—Bolsheviki sympa
thizers this morning attempted to storm the Austrian parliament building
but soon were dispersed with a few wounded. The city is generally quiet.
The attempt caused no special excitement in the city. It was the first bol
sheviki outbreak here since last November.
Germans Overthrow Provisional Government.
WASHINGTON.—The state department received advices today from Li
bau, via' Copenhagen, describing the successes of the German troops 'in
overthrowing the provisional government of Letvia Wednesday, when gov
ernment officials were imprisoned. The Germans, this dispatch reported,
seized the treasury notes of the provisional government and is not in abso
lute control of the situation. The coup had been carried out under the guise
of suppression of the bolsheviki.
Anarchist in Control in Bavaria.
Sondheimer, has gained control of the new communist government of Munich,
according to Munich advices received here.
Bolsheviki Are Driven Backward.
ARCHANGEL, Thursday.—(By Associated Press.)—Bolsheviki have evac
uated the town of Bolshie Ozerki, according to peasants who fled to the allied
lines yesterday. The enemy was evidently driven out by the constant shell
ing of Russian and allied artillery during the last two weeks. The bolsheviki
are reported to have established positions in the woods nearby.
Pershing Encourages American Troops in Siberia.
ARCHANGEL, Thursday.—(By Associated Press.)—Brigadier General
Richardson arrived in Archangel today with his staff, aboard the first ice
breaker to reach the regular Archangel docks since the beginning of last
■winter. One of the first acts of Richardson, who comes to take command
of the American forces in north Russia, was to cömmunicate to the American
troops a cablegram from General Pershing urging them to maintain the
morale for which American soldiers have been noted elsewhere.
Japan Sends More Troops to Korea.
SAN FRANCISCO.—Two. divisions of Japanese troops have been ordered
to Korea to suppress the revolutionary uprising, according to a cablegram
received by Japanese and American newspapers from Fusan, Korea, via
Tokio. These dispatches said that 6,000 Japanese troops and 400 gendarmes
had landed there.
Seven German Submarines- Are Lost.
CHERBOURG, France.—(By Havas Agency.)—Seven German submarines,
enroute from here to England, in tow, have been lost in a storm. Only one
of eight arrived safely.
À gift of great value at the present
time and one that will increase in val
ue as years go by, was made last night
by J. C. Muerman, who founded the
Moscow high school in 1890 and was
superintendent of city schools for 10
Professor Muerman,
and loved by all of the pupils and
patrons of the school during those
early days, is here on a short visit
and last night he met with-the school
board and presented this gift.
The present consists of Professor
Muerman's private library of 1700
volumes, worth a large sum in cash,
but more valuable because of the
high quality of some of the books and
the great care with which the library
The gift was ac
had been selected,
cepted by the board and each volume
will be suitably labeled as a gift from
Professor Muerman and the library
will be carefully preserved.
J C. Muerman was one of the most
After spending 10 years here.
from 1890 to 1900, as superintendent
of city schools, he left Moscow to en
ter a broader field, going direct to
the Philippines, where he took up
educational work in the islands, re
maining there for 12 years. He then
returned to the United States and ac
cepted a position with the federal
I board of education, being at this time
j assistant to Director General Claxton.
! He returned to Moscow a few days
1 ago and was surprised and delighted
t to see the magnificent buildings that
have been ereeted by the school
district during his absence, and the
great growth of the school. He show
ed his appreciation by the gift which
the school board accepted last night,
when it met in regular session _ and
surprised ' the
members by the magnificent gift of his
Professor Muerman
Reelects All Teachers,
The board reelected all teachers em
ployed in the city schools for another
year. Professor Rich, city superin
tendent, had previously been reem
ployed. It is understood that a very
few of the teachers will not accept as
are expected to be married be
fore the next school year opens and
others may seek other locations near
thelr homes, but It is to be hoped
that a big majority of the splendid
teaching staff will accept and lie with
Moscow district for at least another
"Dokies" to Lewiston.
A number of Moscow Knights of
Pythias and "Dokies" are expected to
go to Lewiston to participate in the
Victory ceremonial of Omar A1 Kay
ami Temple, No. 124, Dramatic Order
of Knights of Khorrassan, tomorrow
(Saturday), April 19. All who wish to
go are requested to notify Robert Ot
and transportation to Lewiston
and return will be provided for them.
Mr. Otness should know not later than
2 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) after
On the Way to the War Zone, on
Board the Leviathan, March 23, 1919.
The Editor the Star-Mirror:
It has been a week since we left
the New York-Hoboken harbor and
we are now approaching Brest. The
week has been one of the shortest
of my life for something like thirty
or forty passengers included in the
list I mentioned heretofore have been
intensely interested in world events
of the moment. We have had lec
tures and round-table discussions
every day and if we had possessed
the authority to carry our conclu
sions into effect doubtless many con
gresses and parliaments w*ould be
spared the responsibility of heavy
work for a number of years. How
ever, probably the world in its turn
will have reason to rejoice that our
conclusions will be left behind when
we leave the ship. Anticipating this I
shall omit to discuss them.
The Kaiser's Suite.
A few matters pertaining to the
ship are worthy of mention. The levi
athan under the name Vaterland was
the pride of the German government,
and one of the suites luxuriously fin
ished and furnished was known as
the Kaiser's Suite. True, as I under-I
stand, the ex-Kaiser never occupied
it and probably never will. In the
first place he might not plan on a
visit to America in view of the wel
come he would doubtless receive, and
if he did he would be sentimental
enough to avoid taking passage on a
ship whose history isso interwoven
with the overthrowing of imperial
Germany's ambition for world con
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Uncle Sam as Paymaster.
There is another very small room
that contains treasure worth more
than the Kaiser's Suite. This room is
a modest room and yet it is guarded
day and night by an officer of the
United States army and two privates,
The treasure would have aroused the
cupidity of Captain Kidd and he
would have dared the main on a
thousand seas had he a reasonable
hope of grasping one-tenth its con-,
tents. This room contains $5,000,
000 with which to pay our American
bovs in France
y A Beautiful Service.
The great war has added many
words to our language and many new
customs to our life. A most beautiful
custom is the service that is held on
ship board for possibly three minutes
at eventide, just as the sun goes down,
Last night I stood on the bridge,
where were assembled the captain,
all the ship's higher officers, the sec
retary of the navy, several admirals
on their way to France, and a few
others who wished to be present.
There under the canopy that covers
world, and amid the majesty of
Dounaiess ana surging sea, ana imm
itable distance and approaching night
stood with uncovered and bowed
heads and followed in profound rev
erence the chaplain in his appeal to
our creator. As I turned from that
simple service in which there partie
ipated those whom knowledge of sea
faring has placed at the head of our
navy, yet whom humility had caused
to bow in reverence to a higher power,
I think I realized as never before the
atom the individual is when compared
with the universe, and that after all
it is service only that counts.
. Vaccination.
It had not occurred to me till our
voyage was well under way that I
might be exposed to some of the dis
that can be warded off by the
application of modern science,
at our table some one spoke of having
for small and for
typhoid and fevers akin to the latter.
The question was then on. We learn
ed that army officers and war work
not permitted to land unless so
treated, so we considered the question
for ourselves. At a nearby table were
a number of America's foremost med
ical advisers on a mission in connec
tion with Red Cross work and we sub
mitted the matter to them,
they said, "we
ers are
all have sore arms for
Her "Hope" Chest
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before coming on board the ship we
did our best to protect ourselves from
both these families that bring ty
phoid and small pox." Well, when a
doctor will take his own medicine I
am willing to take it, and so were sev
eral others and we gave the ship's
physician a little business right there,
didn't sleep much that night, and
would have retaliated the next day
by vaccinating the surgeon a thous
and times a piece if we could have
had the chance. At any rate it is
all over now and not a pirate left
among the passengers. But after all
what numbers of lives have been sav
ed by this simple treatment. Vaccin
ation for small pox is well known and
the disease is little feared today.
But unimunization against typhoid
and a few of the latter's cousins is
new. Typhoid carried off thousands
of splendid American boys during the
war with Spain. We did not know
how to vaccinate against it.
learned this later. And by applying
what we had learned to the soldiers
of the United States, only three cases
of typhoid occurred in our army of
nearly a hundred thousand men on
the Mexican border, and typhoid is
almost unknown in
France today.
Approach to Brest,
As we approached Brest a heavy
prevented our seeing in any di
rection more than a few hundred
yards. The first glimpse I had was
the intermittant flash of a light from
a light house on an island to the
our army in
north. Brest is situated in Brittany
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at almost its western point. The har
J 501 ' well protected by points of
land that extend miles into the sea
and that have much the shape of the
claws of a lobster. Beyond the points
of the claws are small islands. The
kght house was upon one these,
Pretty soon I saw a fishing smack
and then another and pretty soon
a fleet of them. The fog lifted some
what and I burned to ship s bridge,
By eight o clock in the morning the
s .ky was fairly clear and the coast
hues of La Belle, France distinctly
visible. The point of land to the
south is called the Point of Spain.
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The harbor was deep and our ship
approached rapidly. We were sev "
era l miles from Brest and I looked
u P° n a world that was centuries old
before our America was known to a
white race. I saw quaint old stone
Utiilciiiigs, small tracts of land that
seemed to be farms, the ruins of ab
andoned forts that told ehe story of
man s prowess in the days gone by,
forts from the time of Louis XIV,
and rums from fifteen centuries be
f° re , ia the time of Julius Caesar. At
our left we passed the great wireless
station of the French government,
and then the harbor proper with
Brest lying on the hills beyond. As
we approached the harbor our ship
carried the stars and stripes and also
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I the flag of the secretary °f the navy,
the letter a flag of blue with an an
chor m the center aj?d four stars sur
rounding it,- one on each corner of
the tlag. It now looked as though
we were entering an American port,
j There },° ?" r ^ ^ ■+ n j h °a ( .
: a battleship of the United States
: navy, on the right were three U. S.
battle cruisers and beyond one or two
colliers, and numerous smaller craft
bearing the flag of the United States
and as it were, dominating the har
bor. Best of all was one of the large
transports of the navy loaded with
brave American boys, happy beyond
measure to return to their native
. As I finish this letter we are at rest
> n the harbor and it will be about one
b°nr before we shall be met by a
harbor vessel and taken on shore,
passports, etc. being attended to in
ta e meantime,
Very truly,
How do we measure up?
The people of Latah county want
to stand high enough to give $500 to
the girls of the Y. W. C. A. Have you
done your part? Tomorrow is the
last day of the drive and $150 has yet
to be raised in Moscow.
If you have not given to this worthy
cause will you not see that your con
tribution is in tomorrow. Many of
those who have been solicited will
want to double their gift. Let's pull
together and finish this Carry-On
Campaign with flying colors.
WASHINGTON.—Attorney General
Palmer has been asked by Secretary
of Agricultural Houston for an opin
ion regarding the legality of a move
nient among southern cotton planters
to reduce the acreage of cotton for
the purpose of holding up cotton
The Presbyterian Sunday Schools
expect to give an Easter offering of
$30.000 for the construction of a new
hospital at Meshed, Persia. The local
school has covenanted for a share in
the annual support of a new phys
ician to be sent on to the field at
once. The Sunday School .will give a
special Easter program Sunday night
at 7:30 and the offering will go to
ward this special work. Meshed has
been the center of much distress and
suffering in recent months. The urg
ent need of better equipment and an
increased working force constitutes a
strong Christian and humanitarian
fippeal, which will doubtless elicit a
hearty and generous response.
The choir of the Presbyterian
church has prepared a splendid pro
gram of Easter music for both the
morning and evening servicesj of the
coming Sabbath The Knights Tern
p ars of Moscow will attend the
churchs morning service in a body
The subject of the pastors morning
utes sage ( is The Saviors Easter
Greeting. ... ■_ ...
It is expe . hnrph at this
many to unite with the church at this j
sen ice. Tiose desm • d _
ed should notify the i -
vance. The conditions of church faem
bership are simply i nvitation I
ing a Christian and the invitation i
is freely given to a -
bership means Christian fellowship
and Christian service. The doors of
the church are open to all who Jove
the Lord and desire the blessings
which He alone can bestow.
At the M. E. church last night the
fourth of the series of Holy Week
was held.
It was a beautiful meet
ing—stimulative of the highest and
most reverential within us. The audi
ence increases just as we enter far
ther into the sad and impressive con
templation of that most tragic period.
Our hearts are thrilled and yet made
solemn and anticipative as the scene
approaches the mournful close. We
would pray and urge that all the good
citizens of Moscow who are not in
the habit of frequenting Christian
worship would this evening
fatal rule and come to this last serv
of the series tonight at eight
o'clock at the Baptist church.
The hymns and music were very
sweet and elevating. The invocation
al prayer was led by Rev. Snoddy.
The atoning and sanctifying prayer
of our Lord was read by Rev. Ham
ilton, when again we all bowed with
Rev. Flora in solemn prayer to God.
Rev. Biggs was the speaker of the
He was well filled and en
thused with the message he brought
He certainly had an inspiration
and spoke without any shadow of
doubt of the virtue* of what was com
mitted to him.
As Monday was spent in teaching
lessons of righteousness, and Tues
day in showing the hideousness and
fatality of egotism and sin, so, after
rest and a last farewell at the home
of Mary and Martha and Lazarus
Wednesday, on Thursday he busied
himself with his disciples, getting
them mentally and morally ready for
the supreme ordeal. They still were
not ready to be left without a per
sonal, visible director. They still
were so possessed of human emotions
and worldly sentiments as to make
them impotent to carry on divine mis
On their way into the city he
asked Peter and John to go ahead and
prepare for them a passover which
they could observe together. They
would go in to where they would find
carrying a pitcher of water.
Him they should ask to give them a
room in which to meet. There they
ijjade ready and in the evening they
assembled; and the events of that
night are thoroughly woven into all
the constitution of the New Testa
I ■■ n s
a man
(Continued on page four.)
The hearing of the order of Judge
Adrian Nelson of the probate court to
J. R. Strong, city clerk, to print the
names of the candidates on the "Inde
pendent" ticket for city officers, head
Gibson, ex-mayor, is in pro
gress in the probate court as The
ßtar-Mirror goes to press.
Strong is represented by G. G. Picket,
city attorney, and the "Independent"
ticket is represented by Captain Wm.
Lee. Judge J. R. Strong, city clerk,
and police judge, was on the witness
stand and was being examined. It Is
not known whether any other wit
nesses will be questioned. The hear
ing was adjourned temporarily in or
der that Judge Strong might return
to his office and get some papers.
He was taken to his office and back
to the court house by J. G. Gibson,
candidate for mayor, who is the nom
inal plaintiff in the case, although the
case was brought by G. A. Tenwick,
whose petition to have these names
filed, was rejected by the clerk upon
advice of the city attorney. Mr. Gib
son was in attendance at the trial
and had his automobile at the court
house. Mayor Truitt is not attending
the hearing.
Interest in the fight is growing and
partizans of the two tickets are "lin
ing up" and are hustling to get the
voters registered for the city election,
which will be held Tuesday, April 22.
Mr. "Picket, city attorney, has issued
a statement of his attitude and Carl
Smith, who has ably served as coun
cilman for two years in the Third
ward, also has a statement in this is
sue of The Star-Mirror. Mr. Smith's
statement follows:
Third d and gince llanie did not
aiipear upon the ticket
nominated at
convent ion. 1 had not thought of
the race for re-election.
e g . friends have vol
ily d without
any request or
solicitation on my part circulated and
a Petition and nomination paper
sufficient to entltle mv name to ap .
pear upon the election ballot, and
since it appears that my name will be
th<j on , y ^ which ap ' ears upon the
ba B°t w h° w& s not regularlv nominat
e(J by ^ convention K j feel that ln
justice to all the other candidates
Moscow. Idaho, April 17, 1919.
Not hav
To the Voters of Moscow;
ing made any effort to secure the
nomination for councilman for the
are upon
ticket that I should identify my
It is a regrettable fact that the
names of all those who are candidates
for the various city offices cannot be
printed upon the ballot, and it seems
to me that since I was not nominated
at the convention it would be unfair
to have my name as an independent
candidate appear thereon while the
rest of those classed as independents
are omitted from the ballot.
My record as councilman for the
Third ward speaks for itself, and any
thing which I might say in my behalf
or which may be said against me can
neither add to nor detract from that,
I will say, however, that I fully ap
preciate the support given me in the
past as well as the confidence and
friendship of those who circulated the
petition in my behalf, and injustice
to those who took the trouble of cir
culating the petition I shall put forth
every constant, fair and honorable
effort to be re-elected, and if elected.
j shall endeavor to perform the duties
of the office just as faithfully as I
have in the past,
Owing to the extensive improve
ments to be made and the large un
dertakings already started, I feel
keenly the responsibility resting upon
the various members of the council
during the ensuing year, and it is go
ing to devolve upon each individual
member of the council to guard
against the waste of the public funds,
to see that the city is protected by
requiring all work done under con
tract to come up to specifications, and
to see that all property owners be
treated with equal fairness and
Assuring you of my hearty apprecia
tion for any support given* me. and
again promising you the same faith
ful and conscientious services that I
have performed in the past, I am.
Yours truly.
G. G. Picket Explains Case.
G. G. Picket, city attorney, who is
opposing the filing of the "Independ
ent" ticket, has issued the following
statement of his attitude in the case
and asks that it be given publicity.
His statement follows:
To Whom It May Concern :
Some comment is being circulated,
to the effect that my opinion in rela
tion to what is known as the Gibson
kicket being illegal is in the in
terest of the other ticket. I wish to
state that this is not the fact. That
a city attorney's business is to advise
city officers as to what is legal and
what not legal in his judgment. In
my judgment the Gibson ticket does
not conform to the laws of the state
of Idaho, in many respects, and I
have so stated. In the coming two
years, no doubt, bond issues and con
tracts of some importance to the city
a nd its inhabitants will be presented.
(Continued on page tour)

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