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VOLUME VIII NUMBER 6 MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1918 CONSTANTINOPLE DOOMED-AUSTRIANS ELEC Smashing blows have been delivered against the central powers every where. The Austrians are in flight before the Italians in Albania while the great Austrian naval base at Durazzo has been destroyed by American, British and Italian warships, all of the Austrian vessels, including submarines destroyed, and the harbor and fortifications were leveled. two General D'Esprey, the hero of Bulgaria, who compelled that country surrender unconditionally, announces that he is about to deliver a blow at Constantinople that will "throw the Turk out of Europe and into Asia for all time to come.'' resigned. to The Turkish minister, evidently "seeing it coming" has On the west front German forces, fighting bitterly and counter attacking ■in vain, are striving to stave off the inevitable, but Berlin tinned advance by the Allied forces, pected to sue for peace and Turkey's collapse is expected any day. British, American, French and Belgian forces on the west seem to be gaining strength and impetus and are driving the Germans out of France, Belgium, Alsace-Lorraine and it is believed that in a few weeks fighting will be transferred to German soil. The announcement is made that the United States has 1,800,000 «broad and shipments of men will continue. The telegraphic and cable news received today follows: announces con Austria, thoroughly beaten, is ex men now Austrian Naval Base Destroyed by Allies. LONDON.-—American, British and Italian warships have destroyed the .Austrian naval base at Durazzo and the warships anchored there. The attack occurred at noon Wednesday when American, British and Italian -cruisers, protected by Italian torpedo boats and American submarines, work ed their way through mine fields and reached Durazzo harbor. In leveling the fortifications and depots at Durazzo the entente squadron, according to Rome dispatches, destroyed much material for the Austrian army in Albania. The Austrians^ are said to be fleeing from Albania in utter rout, closely pursued by the Italians. American submarine chasers destroyed two enemy submarines during the Durazzo bombardment, Wednesday. 1,800,000 Americans Have "Gone Across." WASHINGTON.—American troops abroad now number 1,800,OOdj the house military committee was today informed at the war conference. Spanish influenza in camps and cantonments will retard, somewhat, the shipments of the future, for the war department has adopted a policy of not sending any men overseas who have been exposed to the disease. American Tanks Demoralize Germans. AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE.—(By Reuters Telegraph Service.)—When the Germans advanced Tuesday in an attempt to recapture Apremont, northwest of Verdun, American tanks emerged from the town in all directions. The tanks went lurching through the German ranks, spraying them with Bullets from all sides and spreading the utmost terror and consternation among the German troops. French Take More Towns. LONDON.—(By Associated Press.)—The French, in Champagne, have ■captured Orfeuil and Bemont Chateau, northeast of the Somme railway. Mont Blanc, a position of great tactical importance, was taken from the Germans by the French this forenoon. American Cargo Carrier Sunk—Fifty Men Lost. WASHINGTON.—The American steamer Herman Frasch, a small cargo carrier, manned by a navy crew and in overseas supply service, has been sunk in collision with another ship at sea, with loss of probably 60 of her Vessel collided at night with American tank steamer George H. Survivors crew. Henry, 160 miles off Nova Scotia and sank in seven minutes, number 41. The crew totalled 89 officers and men. Thousand Prisoners Yesterday. LiONDON.—British forces pursuing the retreating Germans in the Lens region have reached the railway to the east of Lens, General Haig's official announcement states. To the southeast the British have made progress between Oppy and Mericourt. Over four thousand prisoners were taken by the British yesterday in the / -operation north of St. Quentin. The point of the British wedge in the région north of St. Quentin had been pushed at the end of yesterday's fighting to high ground one mile northeast of Sequehart. The British are holding this ground and repulsing counter attacks. The Germans, last night delivered heavy counter attacks on Gouy and Le Catelet, midway between Cambrai and St. Quentin. General Haig reported all of .the enemy assaults were beaten off. French Advance Lines Near St. Quentin. PARIS._(Official.)—The French in the St. Quentin region advanced east of Lesdines. American and French forces, cooperating in Champagne, made further advances northwest of Blanc Mont and Medeah farm, north and The French increased their gains somewhat and northwest of Rheims, improved their positions in the Betheny region. Germany Has New Chancellor. AMSTERDAM.—Prince Maxmilian, of Baden, has been appointed German chancellor, says an official Berlin dispatch, and has also been named foreign secretary. Deputies Groeber, Centrist and Scheidemann, majority socialist demo crats, have been appointed secretaries of state without portfolio. (Prince Maxmilian is opposed to Germany's plans for conquest and his appointment as chancellor is regarded as a strong bid for peace.) Austrians Fleeing From Victorious Italians. LONDON.—(By Associated Press.)—The Austrian-Hungarian forces in Albania are retiring in considerable disorder before the advancing Italians. The Austrians are blowing up their supply depots which they are unable to imove in their rapid retreat. Will Throw Turks Into Asia. SALONIKI, Greece.—"We will soon direct a blow at Constantinople and Hie vanquished Turk will be thrown for all time into Asia," declared General D'Esperey, commander in charge of the allied forces in Greece and the Bal who recently compelled Bulgaria to surrender unconditionally and kans, put that country out of the war. Turkish Minister Resigns. that the Turkish min AMSTERDAM.—A Constantinople message says ister of the interior has resigned. Germany Admits Further Retirements. BERLIN._(Official.)—The British yesterday attempted to break through 'the German lines between Le Catelet and St. Quentin. The effort enabled the British to take Le Catelet and penetrate Sequehart, but later the British were thrown back on both sides of Le Catelet. Sequehart rmained in British attacks threw back the allied forces that penetrated the hands. Counter German lines in Flanders astride the Staden-Roulers railroad. American Casualties Are 972. There are 972 names in the American casualty list for today, of which The list issued for morning papers contains 473 names. 11 are marines. It follows: . , Killed in action, 56; missing in action, 86; wounded severely, 287; died from wounds, 21; died from aeroplane accident, 1; died from accident and other causes, 3; died of disease, 14; wounded, degree undetermined, 6; "total, 473. . .. 0 „ , , Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 47; missing in action, 86; wounded se verely 287; died of disease, 10; died of accident and other causes, 3; died of wounds, 46; wounded slightly, 2; prisoners, 1; wounded in action, degree undetermined, 6; total, 488. . Marine Corps Casualties.—Killed in action, 1; died of wounds received 3n action, 1; wounded in action, severely, 9; total, 11. l IN THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES IN IDAHO ARE GOOD WEATHER HAS BEEN FAVOR ABLE FOR FALL WORK AND PASTURE—APPLES WORMY BOISE.—The weather of the paçt week was generally very favorable for maturing crops. In sections where .plentiful rains have fallen recently plowing and seeding went forward in good shape, but in many localities particularly in the northern and east ern counties, lack of moisture makes the fitting of thg soil for seeding slow process. September passed without the occurrence of damaging frosts in any of the important agri cultural districts of the state. Threshing is still in progress in few scattered communities in the higher portions of the state. The third cutting of alfalfa is being har vested generally and in some places was somewhat damaged by the rains of a week ago. In Canyon county the third cutting was the best of the season. Scarcity of farm labor is be ginning to be felt and farmers are meeting the difficulty by trading work, a method that has prevented much loss. Pastures and ranges are in good condition for the most part. In Ad ams county the warm weather and frequent showers have started the green feed and it now affords excel lent pasturage. The shipment of cat tle and lambs continues, but there is a shortage of stock cars and as result there is a great demand for fall pasture for cattle and sheep awaiting shipment. The improved condition of pastures is reflected in the increased output of the local ^creameries. Apple packing is now in full swing in the northern counties, but there, as in other orchard sections, there is much wormy fruit. Potato digging and storing are becoming general. Re ports indicate that the yield and qual ity are good, although there has been some damage by wire worms. Most of the bean crop has been cut and is now ready for threshing. Onions are be ing pulled in Canyon county; the crop is very light; quality fair to good. beets maturing under fav orable conditions. ■ COL G. E. WALKS TO OE AUCTIONEER MOSCOW AUCTIONEER HONORED BY THE NORTHWEST LIVE STOCK ASSOCIATION Col. Charles E. Walks, of Moscow, has been honored by being selected to sell sheep and swine at the annual snow and sale of the Northwest Live stock Association at Lewiston in No vember. The sale of stock at this sale promises to excell all previous sales and four auctioneers will be required to sell the stock. The following spec ial from Lewiston tells of the action of the board of directors ofthe associ ation: On account of the large number of entries in the 1918 Northwest Live stock Association Breeders Sale the committee in charge decided to engage the following gentlemen as official auctioneers : Shorthorn and Hereford Cattle— Col. Fred Reppert, Decatur, Indiana. Holstein ahd Jersey Cattle—Col. Earl Walters, Filer, Idaho. Swine and Sheep— Col. C. E. Walks, Moscow, Idaho. Fat Cattle, Fat Sheep, and Fat Hogs—Col. Harry Cranke, Nezperce, Idaho. □[ In Reverse X T* , ft-SHIFT !. r ft «2 S V 6 lU a —f 36« * ? y £ H * T tl ,A r ti i ! A \ti y à Feeding 500 men in 35 minutes is the record made by the new "twin" mess halls of the University of Idaho, for the men of the students army training corps, today. The new mess hall is not com pleted, but it is far enough along to per mit the feeding of 500 men at one time and a few days later will be ready to accommodate 700. The hall or "twin halls" are built upon the plans adopted at the naval station at Seattle, where 4,000 men are fed. The building is in the form of a letter "H" with the kitchen forming the connection between the two "stems" of the letter, each of which is a dining hall, with tables, benches and equipment for seat ing 350 at one time. They are 180 feet in length by about 24 feet in width. The men enter one of these, where their "dinner dishes," consisting of tin cups, plates, knives, forks and spoons are arranged, and each man secures his "eatin' tools" and goes to the kitchen where a number of assistant cooks dish up the food, each serving a different kind of food. In this way waiters are dispensed with and the men are fed quickly. The fraternity houses are being used for barracks, or sleeping quarters for the men, and each house accommodates from 40 to 100 men. The regulation army cots are used and the government furnishes the bedding, each article being branded "U. S." | Up to this morning there had been 450 men enrolled in the S. A. T. C. and had successfully passed the physical examination. The university had pre pared for 600, but hopes are entertained that it will not be required to take that number ; we can care for properly and would rather be under than over our quota," If we have We want to take only what said President Lindley. 500 S. A. T. C. men with the 300 class B men who come on October 15, making 800 soldiers in all, we will be well pleased, for we can care for that num ber in fine shape and we do not want to be over crowded. The writer made the rounds of the barracks and mess hall with President Lindley as guide last night. The new kitchen was neat and clean and was being thoroughly scrubbed when visited, Everything here is entirely new, the buildings have been erected in a few days. A large cooling room for meats is being built and will soon be ready. Steam heated warming ovens are being put in. The university employs the chefs and their assistants, furnishes all the food and is paid by the government for feeding the men. The government furnishes bedding and equipment for the dormitories, but not enough of this has been received and the university is supplying what is lack ing. The young men in the barracks all expressed themselves as well pleased with their surroundings and seemed a happy lot. They come from every part of the state and were thoroughly enjoy ing themselves in the evening. A few were in bed, but most of them were reading, writing, singing or conversing, Many were writing letters to the home folks, using suit cases for writing desks, Questioned by President Lindley as to the conditions of their apartments, all replied that everything was satisfactory, The buildings are being remodeled to meet government requirements as to baths, lavatories, shower baths and sani tary conditions. Everything of this kind is being done under government super vision and according to government plans. In one of the buildings two men were occupying the same bed, large beds being used until the army cots can be secured. In the smaller rooms two army cots are placed and they range from two to nine for the largest rooms, the army regulations requiring a certain number of square feet per man. The work of remodeling the Stewart building on North Main street, for bar racks for the 300 enlisted men who reach here on October 15 is going forward. An addition to the building is being erected for the accommodation of the men while the basement is being fitted up for shower baths, lavatories toilets and bath rooms. 1 he large building of the Idaho National Harvester plant is St e J" d Z, who'wil °re a mess hall for these men who will re WILLIAMSON TAKES $10,000 MORE OF LIBERTY LOAN BONDS ceive instructions at the harvester plant. Everything will be in readiness for their entertainment when they reach here on October IS. ■to. mauopposEs MOSCOW MAN GIVES INTEREST ING INTERVIEW TO WALLACE DAILY PAPER That he is unqualiedly opposed to tinkering with the constitution at this time; that he believes if there are any changes to be made, they should be made in the manner provided by the constitution itself, and that under any circumstances no radical changes should be made in the fundamental law of the state until the soldiers from Idaho, who are now fighting in France, have an opportunity to par ticipate in the making of the pro posed changes, are the firm convic tions of W. J. McConnell of Moscow, two times governor of Idaho, one of the first United States senators and a member of the Idaho constitutional convention which framed the present document at Boise in 1889. Ex-Gov ernor McConnell was a business visit or in Wallace yesterday. Before Ida ho was admitted to the union the present constitution was framed and submitted to the people and became the written fundamental law of the state when Idaho entered as a full fledged member of the union on July 3, 1890. "Don't shut out the boys who are now fighting in France to save this country," said Ex-Govemor McCon nell last night. "Let the boys who fight have a hand in the writing of the new constitution should it be found necessary to have one. When they return home some of them may be crippled and it will be only just to permit them to share in the fram ing of the new document, in event the old one cannot be fixed up and made to serve." Ex-Governor McConnell, who has b een so closely identified with the existence and progress of the state of Idaho, is most emphatically opposed ^ the calling of a constitutional con vention at this time. Having helped draft the present constitution and having watched the operation of state affairs under its provisions he is well qualified to speak on the subject. Last night he said: "I know the dif ficulty of calling together représenta tives from all sections of the state and keeping out things that should not be in. This is a large state and its in terests are widely diversified and it is dangerous to bring: delegates to gether to write a constitution to take the place of the present document. If changes are deemed necessary let those who believe they see defects tell exactly what articles or sections are wrong. Then let the remedy be proposed and submitted to the people as an amendment, or amendments, as provided for in the constitution itself, In this way the remedy can be secured at an expense that will be trifling compared with that involved in calling a constitutional convention. "After the war, things will be dif ferent. Then decided changes may be necessary. Perhaps the taxation system will have to be revised, but let the boys who fight have a hand i n this revision. Do not shut them out. Perhaps some of them will be crippled. We should wait to see what W e want and what they want before acting. "Don't fix a new constitution that w ;j] ( perhaps cut off the school child ren f rom their just heritage, or may hap give a monopoly to certain in terest s. The thing for the voters of Idaho to do is t() wait untiI the war s over before attempting to write a new constitution." Ex-Governor McConnell was the chief executive 0 f Idaho in 1892 and 1894. He served the short term as one of the first senators from the state of Idaho in the 51st session from December to March, being elected governor upon his return to the state. He is the father-in-law of U. S. Sen ator W. E. Borah of Idaho. He is in Wallace on business. He is U. S. im migration inspector.—Wallace Press Times. -P APPOINTS MEN TO CONTROL BUILDING BOISE.—Dr. E. A. Bryan, chairman of the Idaho council, has appointed the following committee to supervise build- ing construction work in Idaho; O. O. Haga, director of commercial economy ; W. Cunningham, well-known banker ; E. F. Caton, a member of the industrial accident board, representing labor ; A. J. Wiley, prominent engineer and technical expert : Charles L. Toy, merchant, head of the Joy Drug company. Henceforth no nonwar construction exceeding in cost $2500 can be made without a permit from the priorities board of war indus- tries. - Pei - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bcrshaw and mother, Mrs. J. N. Kries, and Mrs. Mary Bershaw of Genesee were in Moscow today. Latah county's fourth Liberty loan bond drive got a big boost today when N. Williamson, proprietor of the big department store, gove H. H. Simp son, loan committee chairman, his check for $10,000, making $20,000 Mr. Williamson has given for Liberty loan bonds of the fourth issue, all paid in cash. This makes a total of $32,000 invested by Mr. Williamson in these securities. He invested $1000 in the first issue; $6,600 each in the second and third and $20,000 in the fourth issue. The work of securing subscriptions is going forward today with fairly good success, but the committee fears that the quota will not be met unless every one takes his or her full quota. A list of those subscribing for bonds will be published daily, but it is not to be the Latah "roll of honor" for that roll will contain only the names of those who take their full quota. In the list published yesterday were the names of a number who did not take the quota allotted to them by the committee. One man, whose name appeared on the list as having taken $600, had been given a quota of $3000. There were a number of other similar cases. The committee is considering publishing a later list containing the names of those who took only a part of their quotas together with the quota and the amount subscribed. Each day the list of bond sales will be published but the list will not nec essarily mean that those whose names appear in it have taken all of the bonds they should take. Today's list follows : Atkins, D. Y. Baughman, E. W. Bratton, Amy C. Brucker, H. J. Carter, P. B. Coats, H. L. Cook, I. W. Cornwall, A. Mary Dunbar, John $ 100 50 60 300 Estes, Homer E. Hagedorn, F. W. Johnson, Edwin Miller, June B. Moody, Clarice . Patterson, J. W. Payne, W. L. Rietze, M. V. fl 10W > p- T C - •. Stewart, J F . Wallace, W. E. Erank "I. rS a ^. White, R. A. .. 60 300 300 100 100 100 200 500 150 60 60 . .. . 2000 50 600 200 200 500 50 50 iracy, Eorame Hlson, w. Hatley, W. W. Draper, f*j .. Nefson, Adnan ....... l- ate > Mark A. and Drace H.. .. kj^PParey.^ue^na M. E. Dlson, E. u. . . . . Lampbell, Mrs. A. ^ampDeil'^onas. A.... Holt, D. ts .. ... H^rmgton, Aud:rey . . wnite, Juaa Kay .... ^ ,r ^P er ' . * ul }L van ' 1 "i Ke ;. sullivan, yennis .... ijft'iftift 1 ''rvftftftftc ^ HaiP m > T ^"°mas . oan r ' ' . . Hunter, C;- c.. . j % . SET-".' virtnr. Scharbâch F J. gp ar ^ s hi Conwel'l H H oison C \ Hettleton Eliza L Q oats h ' E B r0Itlan R u th. j} oue ] as ' Mrs Roy 1 '. Triplett' W M * Torrell L G Reeder' Frank D. Reeder', L. H. Almquist, Alma Josephine .... 100 Rich, J. H. Miller Julia K. . Miller Hanson T. Duncan, Wm. A. Cameron, D. H. Whitmore, C. R. Jones, Frank C 50 100 100 60 100 50 50 1000 100 50 50 1660 100 200 50 1000 500 100 160 300 100 60 1000 50 .. . 100 100 200 300 50 250 60 50 100 100 100 100 200 100 50 100 100 50 50 PARDON DENIED TO O. V. ALLEN BOISE.—By unanimous vote and without dissention the state board of pardons today again denied the appli cation of O. V. Allen, former state treasurer, who plead guilty to the embezzlement of $73,000 state funds, pardons were granted to three convicts and will come in the form of Christ mas presents. They are to be liberat ed from the penitentiary on Decem ber 24 of this year, providing they maintain their present good records. they fail, the action of the board will be automatically revoked. They are J. W. Steadman, sentenced from Elmore county for burglary, Charles Atwater, sentenced from Shoshone county for sodomy, and Charles Dy sentenced from Bingham county The latter prior to his conviction was prominent in Bing ham county and at one time was rated a wealthy man. son, for incest. P '■ Surveying New Roads. Harvey J. Smith, county surveyor, is the northern part of the county today, new roads that are con He is in the surveying some templated by the county, extreme northern part and will be gone for several days.