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Brief Notes Covering Happenings In
This Country and Abroad That
Are of Legitimate Interest
to All the People.
President Wilson is expected in Eng
land shortly.
King Ludwig III. of Bavaria has re
nounced his throne.
A republic has been declared in Ba^
varia and the Wittelsbach dynasty has
been deposed by the diet.
Alaska's see-saw election of Novem
ber 6 continues to swing for a time
toward the Sulzer democratic side.
Germany's debt to France is esti
mated at 340,000,000,000 francs (about
$70,000,000,000) by the Matin in an ed
The American army began to move
toward Germany at 5:30 o'clock Sun
day morning. The army will travel
about 12 miles each day.
The price that the United States is
to pay Great Britain for transporting
American soldiers to France has been
agreed upon by arbitration.
Secretary McAdoo's recommenda
tion for downward revision of the rev
enue bill to about $6,000,000,000 has
been formally adopted by the senate
If the new German government can
carry on its work for six: or eight
weeks the future of Germany is as
sured, declared Friedrich Ebert, the
chancellor, in a speech in Berlin re
An airplane ambulance, piloted by
Lieutenant John D. Swain and with
Miss Laurie Thornsbrough, U. S. A.,
nurse, as a passenger, was given a suc
cessful trial flight recently in Califor
The German warship Wiesbaden re
fused to surrender to the revolution
ists and tried to escape to neutral wa
ters. It was pursued by revolutionary
battleships and the entire crew of 330
men, including many cadets, perished.
Provost Marshal General Crowder
has ordered the discontinuance of all
physical examinations of draft regis
trants and of all work by district draft
boards on the classification of regis
trants. The physical examinations
have been given only to youths of 18,
under orders issued upon cessation of
Paris.—Harry B. Gibson, an Amer
ican T. M. C. A. worker of Avalon, Pa.,
was killed near Sedan the last day of
the fighting.
Amsterdam—Queen Maria Theresa
of Bavaria. Maria Theresa was queen
of Bavaria until November 8, when the
Bavarian diet passed a decree depos
ing the Wittelsbach dynasty and forc
ed her husband, King Ludwig III., to
give up his throne. The queen was
formerly an archduchess of Austria
Este, of the branch of Modena, and
was born in July, 1849. She married
King Ludwig on February 20, 1868. Her
husband is reported to have arrived in
Switzerland recently from Munich.
Thrown Into Well and Grenades Are
Dropped on Them—Russia Seeks
Aid From United States.
Omsk.—Czecho-Slovaks have found
the bodies of five grand dukes in a
well at Allispavisk.| Among them
was Constantine Constantlnovltch,
whose wife is Imprisoned by the bol
shevik! at Perm. According to the
Czechs' information the grand dukes
were taken from Perm, thrown into a
25-foot well alive and then hand
grenades were thrown into the well.
In a forest near Ekaterinburg,
whence the czar was killed, 65 bodies
were found unburied. They were lead-
ing Ekaterinburg citizens the bolshe-
vilol hod shot.
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Wants Permission for Hun Envoys to
, Come to America.
Berlin.—Foreign Secretary Solf has
sent a message to Secretary of State
Lansing recently requesting Presi
dent Wilson to give permission for a
German commission immediately to
leave Germany for the United States
so as to personally lay before the '
American government the conditions 1
existing here and to assure the taking
of steps to purchase foodstuffs.
General von Sander's brilliant es
cape from Palestine reminds us of
the time the combination auditorium
and fire-house at Bryan, Texas, was
burned down. The fire-engine was
saved.—New Tork Evening Sun. |
Recent Happenings In This
Given in Brief Items for
Busy Readers.
There has been a new outbreak of
Influenza at Moscow.
Howard J. Fenton died recently at
Kendrick of pneumonia following an
attack of influenza.
Frank R. Gooding personally con
cedes the reelection of Senator John
F. Nugent, democrat.
, Per Svenson, early settler, recently
died at his farm home two miles south
of Deary from influenza.
Carl Rogers, age 22, of Moscow, re
cently died of wounds received in ac
tion in France on October 18.
The funeral of Dr. Alexander Cairns,
who succumbed to pneumonia, was
held at Coeur d'Alene Sunday.
The governing board of the North
west Live Stock association at a meet
ing have decided that the live stock
show would open November 28 at
A coroner's jury at Wallace Satur
day rendered a verdict that John Mc
Carty came to his death from a gun
shot wound fired from a gun held in
the hands of an unknown person.
The commissioners completed the
official count of Lewis county, which
showed that C. W. Booth, democrat,
had been elected state senator over
A. Kaline, republican, by one vote.
Judge Wallace N. Scales announces
that the fall term of the district court
will be postponed until Monday, De
cember 2, because of the influenza
cember 2, at Lewiston, because of the
J. P. Smith of Linden died recently
following an illness which was sup
posed to be due to a cancer of the
liver. Mr. Smith had lived in the Ce
dar Creek district for a number of
years and is one of the early settlers.
Wagoner Arthur E. Crawford, com
pany C, 146th field artillery, American
expeditionary forces, died on October
21 of pneumonia. Arthur Crawford en
listed in company C in Coeur d'Alene
on April 1, 1916, and served with that
company throughout.
M. E. Lewis, former state senator,
regarded as one of the wealthiest
men in Latah county, who was cited
to appear before the county council
of defense to explain why he did not
take his quota of $2000 in the fourth
Liberty loan drive, appeared before
the council. He w -s completely ex
Fred George, alias Gruber, and Har
ry Hinton, escaped from the Idaho
penitentiary at Boise Sunday morning
by scaling a 20-foot wall with the aid
of a 25-foot rope braided from yarn
furnished the inmates by the Red
Cross for knitting sweaters for sol
diers. George is under a life sen
tence for murder, and Hinton a five
to 15-year sentence for robbery. They
have not been captured.
The county commissioners at Lewis
ton have issued a call for the samples
of corn, potatoes and beans for the
prizes announced last May to stimulate
agricultural production. The condi
tions of the contest were that potatoes
were to be grown on a tract not less
than one acre, corn on a 5-acre tract
and beans on a five-acre tract, and in
each agricultural division the county
commissioners offer a first, second and
third prize in the sums of $25, $10 and
$5, making $160 in all. The commis
sioners state that the samples must be
received by them not later than No
vember 25.
Idaho County Vote.
The board of county commissioners
has completed the count of the vote
in Idaho county with the following re
United States senator, long term, W.
E. Borah, republican, 1921; F. L. Moore
democrat, 684; short term, Frank R.
Gooding, republican, 1335; John F. Nu
gent, democrat, 1265.
Governor, D. W. Davis, republican,
1579; H. F. Samuels, democrat, 1029.
Congressman, Burton L. French, re
publican, 1614; L. I. Purcell, democrat,
Line-up of U. S. Troops.
Washington.—General March, chief
of staff says the official line held
by the allied armies and the Ameri
cans along the west front when the
fighting stopped. The front held by
the first and second American armies
at that hour measured 52 miles. Of
the American force General March
It had reached its hightest point of
military excellence on the day the
fighting stopped, and had endeared
itself to the hearts of the American
Germans Take Souvenirs.
Great quantities of civilian property
are being carried away by the retreat
ing Germans, according to Lieutenant
M. K. Lockwood and Lientenant D.
C. Bebe of the 15th aerp squadron,
who returned to the American front
November 17 after being prisoners
in the hands of the Germans for 10
days. The aviators were shot down
November 4 in the region of Tannery,
east of Rethhel, and were released
by the Germans on Thursday.
The first combatant troops of the
United States landed in France in
June, 1917.
They put the kibosh on the
HUN! Here you see President
Wilson and the premiers of our
three chief western allies—Clem
snceau of France, George of Brit
ain and Orlando of Italy.
Special Consideration for Rainbow and
Sunset Divisions in France—Those
Who Came In for Period of
War Get Chance to Reenlist.
Washington.—Movement of Ameri
can troops across the Atlantic has
stopped entire, and demobilization of
troops in cantonments and camps at
home is under way.
General March, chief of staff, says
orders already issued would send 200,
000 men back to civil life by Decem
ber 1 and that when the program
was in full swing about 30,000 would
quit the army daily.
Fighting divisions of General Per
shing's army in France will be de
mobilized, as far as possible, in their
home communities. The chief of staff
would make no prediction as to when
the first divisions would start home.
It appears probable, however, that the
flow of returning troops can be in
full tide before February 1. Quarters
will be available for them at the can
tonments by that time.
Recognition for Rainbow Men.
Some officers regard it as possible
that certain divisions may be recall
ed in advance of the general re
turn movement General March indi
cated that the 42nd (Rainbow) divi
sion, because it is composed of men
from 26 states and in recognition of
the fighting record it has made in
France, would be marked for special
treatment. The 26th (New England
national guard) and the 41st (Sunset)
divisions, are in the same class, so
it would not cause surprise, there
fore, if these three organizations
would be designated by General Per
shing as the first to return.
"In handling this problem of de
mobilization one of the features
which had to be considered was the
subsequent retaining of men for the
regular army, or what will be the
regular army, when congress passes
laws reorganizing that army. When
the war broke out there were only
a limited number of such men in the
service and the great number of
men who filled out these units were
men who voluntarily enlisted for the
period of the war. So we have of
fered these men who came in for the
period of the war the option of reen
llsting if they care to.
Month's Pay as Bonus.
"We have offered an immediate
honorable discharge with a furlough
of one month on reenlistmeht and we
propose to ask congress to give every
single man who has been honorably
discharged one month's pay, whatever
his grade is, as a bonus. Every man
who is discharged from the army is
entitled to wear his uniform for a
period of three months, that is a
very necessary thing, because the re
leasing to civil life of three or four
million men makes it impossible to
clothe in civilian clothes so great a
"As men are discharged, we take
up the question of the oflficers. Of
ficers who want to apply for com
missions in the regular army will be
considered. Officers who want to
put themselves in a class where they
can be used for future military op
erations will be offered commissions
in the reserve corps. The rest of
them will be discharged.
Vice President, Cabinet Members and
Supreme Court Justices Also Pres
ent at Episcopal Service.
Washington, D. C.-—President Wil
son, Vice President- Marshall, mem
bers of the cabinet and supreme
court, other government officials and
the ambassadors "and ministers of the
allied nations attended a special vic
tory and thanksgiving service Sunday
evening at the Bethlehem chapel of
the Episcopal cathedral.
The service was conducted by the
Right Rev. Alfred Harding, D. D„ L.
L. D.. bishop of Washington, and dis
tinguished clergymen present includ
ed the Right Rev. Daniel S. Tuttle,
presiding bishop of the American
church. Flags of the United States
and the allied nations flanked each
side of the altar and formed the only
Special prayers were offered for
those in civil authority; for victory;
for deliverance; for peace; for the na
tions; for the church; for those who
gave their lives in the war; for the
peacemakers; for the work of recon
struction and restoration, and for
brotherhood and unity.
The president entered fervently in
to the solemn spirit of the service and
during the prayers and hymns his
voice was distinctly audible to those
about him. He seemed more deeply
affected during the recital of the
prayer in behalf of those who made
the supreme sacrifice than at any
time during the service.
Marshal Foch to Enter Strassburg at
a Later Date.
Paris.—It is officially announced
that French troops, led by General
Petain, entered Metz Tuesday. Sub
sequently General Castelnau and Gen
eral Mangin will follow with the ar
mies. The entry. into Strassburg,
which will be headed by Marshal
Foch, will take place next Sunday
and Monday.
French Rule Occupied Cities.
Paris.—General de Maud Huy, who
is a native of Lorraine, has been ap
pointed governor of Metz, says the
Temps. General Bourgeois has been
named governor of Strassburg.
Amsterdam.—Berlin newspapers and
dispatches reaching here indicate that
there is great confusion in Germany
over the powers to be given the coun
cils and committees and officials.
Expects to Visit Paris, London, Brus
sels and Rome—First Executive
to Leave North America Dur
ing Term of Office.
Washington, D. C.—President Wil
son will attend the opening sessions
of the peace conference. This is an
nounced officially. He will go imme
diately after the convening of the reg
ular session of congress on Decem
ber 2.
The announcement said it was not
probable the president would remain
throughout the sessions, but that his
presence at the beginning of the con
ference was necessary to obviate the
disadvantages of discussion by cable
in determining the greater outlines
of the final treaty.
Establishes Two Precedents.
In visiting Europe the president
will establish two precedents. He
will be the first chief executive of
the United States to participate in a
peace conference for the settling of
issues growing otu of a war in which
this country participated and like
wise he will be the first president to
leave North America during his term
of office.
In reaching his decision to attend
the peace conference President Wil
son is understood to have been large
ly influenced by representations from
Lloyd George of Great Britain and
Clemenceau of France and other
statesmen of the entente countries.
He undoubtedly will be accompanied
by Mrs. Wilson, and it is expected
here that besides Visiting Paris, where
the peace conference probably will be
held, he will go to London and pos
sibly to Brussels and Rome.
Expect 18,000 to Start the Homeward
Journey Within a Week.
London.—The first American troops
to depart homeward as a result of
the signing of armistice will be 18,000
men stationed in England. The Amer
ican army expects to start the first
Bhipload of these soldiers homeward
Tuesday, and to have all the men on
their way back to the United States
10 days later.
Sammy ShovYd 'Em How.
France knows how to smile, laugh
dance and weep, but it is not up to
the American style of cheering. The
Parisians are learning rapidly now
under the direction of the Yanks
I h °, ai ^ d0lng the boulevards- after
the fashion of a football victory
Tragedy of War Ended—Complete
Victory Brings Promise of New
Day in Which Justice Shall
Replace Force.
Washington.—President Wilson, in
a proclamation Sunday designated
Thursday, November 28, as Thanks
giving day. The proclamation fol
lows :
By the President of the United
States of America.
A proclamation.
It has long been our custom to
turn in the autumn of the year in
praise and thanksgiving to al
mighty God for his many bless
ings and mercies to us a nation.
This year we have special and
moving cause to be grateful and
to rejoice. God has in his good
pleasure given us peace. It has
not come as a mere cessation of
arms, a mere relief from the
strain and tragedy of war. It has
come as a great triumph of right.
Promise of New Day.
Complete victory has brought
us-, not peace alone, but the con
fident promise of a new day as
well, in which justice shall re
place force and jealous intrigue
among the nations. Our gallant
armies have participated in a
triumph which is not marred or
stained by another purpose of
selfish aggression. In a righteous
cause they have won immortal
glory and have nobly served
their nation in serving mankind.
God has indeed been gracious.
We have cause for such rejoicing
as revives and strengthens in us
all the best traditions of our na
tional history. A new day shines
about us, in which our hearts take
new courage and look forward
with new hope to new and great
er duties..
While we render thanks for
these things, let us not forget to
seek mercy and forgiveness for
all errors of act or purpose, and
pray that in all that we do we
shall strengthen the ties of
friendship and mutual respect
upon which we must assist to
build the new structure of peace
and good will among the na
Invites People to Render Thanks.
Wherefore, I, Woodrow Wilson,
president of the United States of
America, do hereby designate
Thursday, the 28th day of No
vember next as a day of thanks
giving and prayer, and invite the
people throughout the land to
cease upon that day from their
ordinary occupations and in their
several homes and places of wor
ship to render thanks to God, the
ruler of nations.
Town Decked With Flags as Civilians
Greet Troops—City Shows Few
Indications of War.
With the American Army.—Ameri
can troops entered Briey, the heart of
the Lothringian iron fields. There
were arches across the main street,
and the town was bedecked with
flags. Fifteen hundred civilians greet
ed the troops.
After a welcome by the Briey of
ficials the 38th infantry band of the
third division gave a concert; then
the Americans lunched from rolling
kitchens, a large number of released
Russians also being fed.
Outwardly Briey showed few indi
cations of the war, buildings being
U. S. to "Mother" the World.
New York.—Appeals for American
aid in the reconstruction of the liber
ated nations of eastern Europe, with
promises by American officials and
citizens that the helping hand would
be generously extended, were feat
ures Saturday night of speeches at
a dinner of the American-Slavic con
Will Have Pleanty of Food if Block
ade Is Lifted.
New York—The problem of feed
ing Germany is not one of going to
their relief, but of relaxing the block
ade, "so that they may secure for
themselves the bare necessities that
will give stable- government," said
Herbert C. Hoover, food administra^
tor, before sailing for Europe Sun
day to discuss food measures for re
lief of starving populalicns.
"There has been a great deal of
unnecessary furor in this country
about feeding the Germans," he said.
We are not worrying about the Ger
mans. They can take care of them
selves if given a chance, but the
water-tight blockade has got to be

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