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The Daily Star-Mirror VOLUME VIII Ä08COW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1918 NUMBER 7 AMERICANS THREATEN MAIN HUN RAIL LINES On the western front the allies are advancing and the Huns are retiring, burning French cities, villages and farms in their retreat. France has issued a warning to Germany that for every building destroyed Germany will in kind and that the German people and the German officers this destruction will be held criminally and financially many has notified the United States that she will soldier captured with pay who order responsible. . Ger execute every American a shot gun in his possession and Secretary Lansing bas replied that America, not Germany,, is taking prisoners and that for every American executed several Germans will pay a like penalty, cations are that the allies will soon be on German soil when the burning and destruction of property will be carried on by the allies. King Ferdinand, of Bulgaria, has abdicated in favor of Crown Prince Doris, thus solving a problem that the allies have been considering, whether •to depose Ferdinand or keep him under control. Indi British, French, American and Belgian troops are making rapid advance on the western front and the Americans are said to be within 18 miles of the main railroad system connecting Germany with the west front, and Germany is hurrying reinforcements there to try to hold the line until her army and stores can be removed from Belgium, odds favor the Americans. It is a race in which the If they take this line a large portion of Ger many's army and supplies in Belgium will be cut off and taken by the Americans. Despite 100,000 cases of Spanish influenza in cantonments of the American «rmy at home, more than a quarter of a million were sent across in Sep tember and the shipments will continue at the rate of 200,000 per month. The telegraphic and cable reports received today follow: Americans Close to Germany's Greatest Railway Line. "WASHINGTON.—The American advance north west of Verdun now threat ens the greatest single line of communication, between Germany and the west front, General March, chief of staff, said today'. General Pershing's men are now within 18 miles of this great artery. The Germans have thrown into this sector many divisions of reeinforce metits but despite this the Americans have pushed forward until they f»ce the German Kriemsild line of defense. French Have Crossed Aisne Canal. PARIS.— (Official.)—Under French and American pressure in Champagne the Germans retired on their left flank and have given up territory of great value. West of Suippe the French have reached the heights southeast of Moron French and American troops gained further ground north of Blanc Mont in the direction of the river *Arnes. Along the Aisne canal in the Rheims region the French are pressing the Germans hard and have crossed the Aisne canal at several points and have reached the outskirts of Bermedicourt, east of the canal. Americans Wipe Out Entire German Party. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE.—(By Associated Press.)— After 40 minutes barrage the Germans last night attempted to raid the American lines east of Gerardmer in Lorraine, with a strong party. The attack proved a total failure. 1 now 1 villers. There were 60 men in the German party, every member of it who reached the American lines was either killed or captured. Five wounded prisoners were taken. Americans Advance One Mile This Morning. PARIS.—(Official.)—Under French and American pressurs in Champagne Meuse and Argonne on an extended front. The American advance at some points reached more than a mile and several villages were taken. Influenza Has Not Stopped Soldier Shipments. WASHINGTON.—Despite Spanish influenza epidemic the embarkation of American troops is being continued at the rate of over 200,000 monthly, General March, chief of staff, announced today. Total embarkations have passed the 1,850,000 mark. September shipments ^exceeded a quarter of a million although influenza cases in camps at home exceeded 100,000. Allies Take Prensy From Austrians. PARIS.—Allied forces in Serbia came in contact with Austro-Hungarian troops near Vranje, in Serbia. The Serbians operating against the Austrians took Prensy, a very important town, on Thursday. British Took 800 Prisoners Yesterday. LONDON.—(Official.)—In the region north of St. Quentin British troops made substantial progress yesterday, east of Bureaoir and north of Catelet. Eight hundred German prisoners were captured in this sector. The British line northwest of Le Catelet was advanced slightly during the night. French Take Prisoners and Cannon. LONDON.—The French official statement dealing with operations around St. Quentin says: "We have taken Chardon-Vert, southwest of Sequehart and many fortified woods. We captured JVTorocourt, where wa took four ^Rindred prisoners and four cannon. King Ferdinand, Bulgaria, Abdicates. COPENHAGEN.—The official correspondence bureau has given out a dis patch from Sofia, dated Friday, stating that King Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdicated Thursday in favor of Crown Prince Doris and that the new king has already assumed office. Germans Apply Torch to More French Towns. WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE.—Flames are shooting up from the city of Duoai. More fires have been started in Cambrai. The Germans • are also applying the torch to many villages in the Cambrai area. Americans Have Reached Arnes River Lines. FRENCH HEADQUARTERS.-—In the eastern Champagne district the Germans are falling back on the lineof the Arnes river. This line has been reached by the American forces who have taken Stetinne-A-Ames. Kaiser Bill Tries Cabinet Making. COPENHAGEN.— Dr. W. F. Solf, German colonial secretary, has been ap pointed to the German imperial foreign secretaryship. Billion of Bonds Sold. WASHINGTON.—One billion dollars have been subscribed to the fourth Liberty loan, up to Friday night, according to treasury reports. American Casualties 532. There are 632 names in the American army casualty lists issued for today. The list issued for morning papers contains 270 names. It follows: Killed in action, 56; missing in action, 33; wounded severely, 157; died from wounds, 1 8;died of disease, 6; died from aeroplane accident, 1; total, 270. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 67; missing in action, 33; wounded se verely, 146; died of wounds, 13; died of accident and other causes, 7; died of disease, 6; total, 262. Five Idaho Boys in Casualty Lists. The names of five Idaho soldiers appear in today's casualty lists. Four of these were killed in action or died of wounds and one is reported missing in action. They are: Killed in action—John Thompson, Roxburg; Donald M. Sprinkle, of Weiser; and David T. Davis, of Jerome. Died from wounds—Lloyd L, Shaw, of Salmon. Missing in action—Harry C. Allbery, of St. Maries, Idaho. SHELL FACTORY EXPLOSION NEW YORK.—After 18 hours of terror dozens of towns in northern New Jersey are in a shattered condition in consequence of the munitions disaster. The explosion from unknown causes of the $18,000,000 shell making plant of T. A. Gillespie at Morgan, N. J., scattered fire brands among tons of trini trotolul. Unofficial estimates palced the dead at 137. The night shift was known to number 2000 persons. Firemen are unable to get within two miles of the plant because of con stant explosions. LIBERTY LOAN BONO SALES ARE SLOW LATAH COUNTY HAS ONLY SUB SCRIBED $227,200 OF HER QUOTA OF $800,000 The heavy rain today kept many country people from coming ot town and the sale of Liberty loan bonds fell far below what was expected. This being Saturday it was hoped that scores of farmers would come in and take their quotas but fewer farm people were in town today than dur ing any day of the week. The sale of bonds is going forward slowly. The banks have not checked up all of their sales even to last night. The latest available figures on the county are $227,200 for the county, which includes Moscow subscriptions totaling 226,360. Few large sales have been reported for today, but many laborers and salaried persons have taken small amounts. Many precincts have made no reports yet and several towns have not been heard from. Beginning Monday a hard drive to raise the county's quota of $800,000 will be started with a view to getting the entire quota be fore October 16. No towns have re ported being "over the top" yet. The list of subscribers with amounts taken as furnished by the committee since the last list was pub lished, follows: Williamson, N. . Armbruster, E. J. Walker, E. A. Wahlgemuth, Julius ... Weigand, L. M. Willis, Belle . Almquist, Ed . Chaney, Ralph . Mix, Frank M. Ainslee, Mrs. L. H. Deuel, Fred J. Lindquist, Albert . Adair, Iona . Jernberg, John E. Whitmore, Lena A. ... Wright, Tom . Strong, James R. Crowe, ' Bert . Lamphere, Geo. N. ... Moore, Pren . Collier, Ira L. Lewis, H. T. Hickman, C. W. Hulbert, H. W. I.awes, W. H. Rosenberg, Edwin J. . . Price, Mabel E. Jenkins, Francis . Goethals, Celina R. ... Schell. Mabel H. Axtell, H. L. Little, Dr. C. N.. Wilson, C. B. Taylor, Dorothy .. French, Permeal .. Brown, Carrie A. Butterfield, R. S. Giese, A. G . Goss, L. W. Hatfield,' W. M. Hawn, Joseph . Jameson, C. D. MacCaughey, Chas. McDermott, H. W. Madsen, Niels . Meek, Mrs. J. E. Mills, S. C. Patterson, R. A. Phillips, T. P. Samjtson, John D. Sampson, Mrs. John D. . Sandall, Fae . Snow, I. E. $ 10,000 1,000 100 50 100 50 60 50 100 200 50 260 100 300 50 100 50 50 1,300 50 300 300 300 200 50 100 150 300 100 300 300 400 250 60 250 50 300 60 50 300 300 100 100 300 100 100 50 300 100 50 60 50 700 DL ]Q Yanks Over Here m ; m u \ ASP -• - -'H-V \MZ - : ■ \0 ? ; W 1 % 5r w V t its I J ' Watson, W. M. Yackley, Sam . Youngs, Anna M.. Yost, John F . Richtsmeier, Julius . Gormsen, Geo. Fleener, David B. Driscoll, Katie G . Mallery, W. A. Thompson, J. S. Bumgarner, Clarence . Naylor, R. A. Naylor, J. R.. Hart, Geo. E. Roth, W. D. Heath, H. L. Ott, Jno. Clark, F. A. Russell, W. S. ' . Driscoll, Geo. Christenson, Ole . Elliott, W. N. Mudgett, Roy J. Lyon, Homer . Paulson, Gust J. Nero, Frank . Gustafson, F. M.. Larson, Amt . Potter, Frank S. Tate, W. P. Goetz, Eliza, Viola, Idaho.... Naylor, J. L. Egland, P. E. Rydholm, A. F . Headrick, James Isaac . Rollefson, A. I. MacLennan, Mrs. Susan . Bumgarner, A. Wade, T. E. Wade, Mrs. T. E. Pitcher, G. W. Carpenter, C. C. Little, Elmer 60 60 60 300 50 50 300 200 50 1,600 50 800 800 100 100 50 50 260 60 400 60 200 60 60 100 100 400 160 50 300 300 500 350 50 100 200 50 100 50 50 100 300 100 MOSCOW POLICE FORGE KEPT BUSY CATCH MEN WANTED IN SPO KANE FOR BURGLARY—BOOZE PEDDLER IS NABBED William Saunders, who confessed after his arrest, to the robbery of Robert Sher lock, in Spokane, of a diamond ring worth $400 and $165 in cash, was arrest ed here yesterday evening by Chief of Police Stillinger and Deputy John Samp son, and was taken to Spokane in an automobile last night by Roy Fordyce, of the Spokane detective force. He was found with the crowd at the round-up and carnival. He admitted his identity and when taken into custody and told that he could ask for extradition he de cided to not ask for it but accompanied Fordyce to Spokane. Chief of Police Stillinger says Saunders confessed to the theft and told where he had sold the ring for $160 and he had $140 in cash on his person when arrested. The money was taken from him. Two Indians arrested for being drunk pleaded guilty but were released upon telling who had furnished them the liquor and assisting the officers to find the man who was caught at the gate of the carnival grounds in his automobile. He gave his name as Guy Horner. Two pint bottles of whiskey were foTmd in his bedding. He was lodged in the county jail to await trial on state and United States charges of having liquor in a dry state and selling liquor to Indians. The arrest was made oy Chief of Police Stillinger and Mr. Sampson and a deputy United States marshal, James Rice, of Lewiston. Miss Margaretta Costella is visiting friends in Genesee for a few days. HORACE MANN CHARGED WITH SEDITION, HELD TO FEDERAL GRAND JURY BOSSE. — Horace Mann, who for about two months has been an organizer for the nonpartizan league in Gooding county, is in jail at Gooding. He is be ing held pending action by the United States department of justice on charge ot seditious statements and actions, hav ing been arrested today. Mann's arrest was requested by the Gooding county council of defense after he bad made a confession under oath as to his employment and his utterances. The action of the council of defense was unanimous. Atténtion was first called to the activities of Mann through affidavits alleging that Mann had pressed his sympathy with Haywood, the I. W. W. leader, who was tried in Idaho for complicity in the assassination of former Governor Steunenberg, and that he had declared that ex-governor Good ing, who was governor during the Hay wood trial, was as big a criminal as Haywood, and that Gooding had kid napped Haywood from Colorado, al though the supreme court of the United States had declared his extradition to Idaho was legal. The Gooding county council recommended that the depart ment of justice proceed against Mann. Former Governor Gooding made the following statement ; "Ever since the assassination of ex governor Steunenberg these hounds have been after me. Horace Mann's attack on me is no new thing. "When the matter was called to the attention of the nonpartizan league in Boise a statement was issued to the effect tha the league repudiiated Mann." ex HOW PALOUSE CITY HANDLES SLACKERS NEIGHBORING TOWN PUBLISHES NAMES OF NON-BOND BUYERS AS PRO-GERMANS Palouse will "go over the top" in the fourth Liberty loan drive today. This is the statement made by J. P. Duke, cashier of the -Security State bank of that place, who was in Mos cow last night. Mr. Duke said: "We lack but a few thousand dol lars of having our quota raised and the bank subscriptions have not yet been reported. All we have to do is to put in our subscriptions and we are over the top. But there are a few who have not subscribed and have promised to subscribe today and these will more than make up our quota and then the banks will turn over their subscriptions and we will be far over our quota." Mr. Duke tells an interesting story of how Palouse handled the third and fourth loan drives. They have a splen did organization and all are workers. In each precinct there is a captain with two or more assistants. These are always loyal, enterprising and wide-awake men. They are on honor to get their subscriptions in first and then to go after the others in their precincts. Beirr farmers (in the rural districts) they have no business in terests that will suffer by offending a neighbor and the man who refuses to buy or is negligent or slow, gets no soft words. He is denounced as a slacker or "pro-German" if he does not take his quota. He is told that "every one but you in this precinct has done his duty. Now you do yours or get out. This is no place for a slacker to live." As a result every precinct is coming through 100 per cent. But, as was done in the third loan drive, if there are some who fail to subscribe or take less than their quota their names are published in the local newspaper as "slackers," under Bie caption: "These are slackers, Pr.i Germans and Hun Sympathizers." Few men can stand such publicity and Palouse has won an enviable record for getting its quotas in the shortest time. "If a man in our section is assessed for a certain amount ho must take that amount. Taking part of it does not take him out the slacker and pro German list," said Mr. Duke. We do not mince words. A man is either 100 per cent American or he is a slacker. There is no half-way place between these two." Mr. Duke says that sime errors have been made in the Latah county assessments in districts tributary to Palouse. He cited several instances. One is a 17-year-old boy, working for wages, who was assessed $150. An other is a man with 80 acres of tim ber land, about one-third of which is in cultivation, who has quite a large family and a hard time to make a living, being assessed $200 while a near neighbor, worth $60,000, and a money maker, was assessed but $400. The Latah county citizens who bank at Palouse buy bonds through the Pa louse banks and efforts are being made to straighten out these errors and make a more just and equitable assessment where errors are appar rent. r-. Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Bradley of Farm ington are in Moscow for a few days. Mrs. Brady was formerly Miss Dora _Rawson. BEAN HARVEST IS ON IN LATAH COUNTY SOME CROPS ARE WORTH MORE THAN THE LAND UPON WHICH THEY ARE GROWN Bean harvest is nearing its close in Latah county and one of the best crops of beans ever harvested here is nearly saved. From the bean growing districts near Juliaetta and Kendrick come re ports of crops that are bringing large returns to the growers. Columbus Clark reports a yield of about 800 pounds per acre on 30 acres and yields of 1,000 pounds and better have been reported. It is believed the average for the entire county will run well above 700 pounds per acre and. with present prices, this means good returns to the growers. Not nearly all of the beans have been threshed, but those not threshed are all in stack, so the rains will not damage them seriously. Threshing is going on at a lively rate. The Idaho National Harvester company's pea thresher, which has been in operation near Moscow threshing peas and grain, lias gone to the bean fields and is busily engaged in threshing beans. It has work enough engaged to keep it busy for tw'o week# yet.. Ford Parks, of near Kendrick, reports an average yield of 8 1-2 sacks (.weigh ing about 140 pounds each) from 70 acres. He sold the crop for $7,173, or more than $100 per acre, and has 36 sacks left for seed. Many bean raisers this year will get more for their bean crop than the land on which the beans were grown is worth. In addition to the beans the straw is quite valuable for stock feed. One farm er near Kendrick has the straw from 100 acres of beans in one stack and is offering it for sale. It will bring enough to go a long way toward paying the ex pense of cultivating and harvesting the crop. ■ fc. BATTLE TANK TO BE NAMED FOR IDAHO BATTLESHIPS AND TANKS NAM ED AFTER STATE GIVING LIBERTY LOAN QUOTA As a mark of distinguished service in the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign, the privilege of bestowing their names upon steamships of the United States Shipping Board and upon fighting tanks has been accorded respectively to cities and counties of the Twelfth Federal Reserve district. Ten ships and ten fighting tanks will under this plan bear the names of the cities and counties which have made the greatest records for over subscription when the loan campaign closes on October 19. The cities, for the ship competition, have been divided into five classer; according to their population in tht 1910 census, as follows: Class A (more than 250,000)—Lof; Angeles, San Francisco, one ship. Class B (150,000 to 250,000) Port» land, Oakland, Seattle, one ship. Class C (50,000 to 150,000)—Hono lulu, Spokane, Salt Lake City, Tacoma, one ship. Class D (25,000 to 50,000)—Berk eley, Sacramento, San Jose, San Diego Pasadena, Ogden, two ships. Class E (10,000 to 25,000)—Phoenix Alameda, Riverside, Redlands, Boise, Aberdeen, Bakersfield, Fresno, Eur eka, Santa Cruz, Pomona, Long Beach, Salem, Bellingham, Stockton, Vallejo, Saq Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ever ett, Yakima, Walla Walla, five ships. That each state and territory of the district may be represented on the front in France, the tanks have been assigned for competition as follows: Alaska, one tank; Northern Cali fornia, one tank; Southern California, tank; Hawaii, one tank; Idaho, tank; Nevada, one tank; Oregon, one tank; Utah, one tank; Washing ton, one tank; to the second highest county in the state or territory re turning the highest number of over subscription counties, one tank. The privilege of naming the ships is accorded to the General Publicity committee of the Liberty Loan organi zation by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, who entrusted with the duty of nam The one one was ing all shipping board vessels. War Department made the same dis pensation as to naming the tanks. The selection of sponsors for the christening ceremonies of both tanks and ships will be made by the suc cessful communities by methods ap proved by their Liberty Loan com mittees. . Contests for the honor of officiat ing as sponsor may be opened to all persons except members of the fam ilies of Liberty Loan executives. Un der no circumstances will ships or tanks be named after individuals or organizations. The awards will not be made until after the closing of the campaign and only subscriptions in the hands of the Federal Reserve bank will be considered. * SEATTLE HAS SPANISH INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC SEATTLE.—Every place of indoor assembly in Seattle, schools, theatres, churches have been ordered closed by the mayor, as a means of combatting the spread of Spanish influenza.