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MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IB AHO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1918 NUMBER » VOLUME VIII GERMANY'S PEACE PROPOSAL IS REJECTED All interest centered today in the German peace offensive which has overshadowed the fighting, but the latter is going on satisfactorily to all except the central powers. President Wilson has emphatically denied the German plea for an armistice while peace is being discussed, realizing, as ■does all the world, that Germany would take advantage of the armistice to rescue her imperiled army and stores and strengthen her forces at her own border and that the fruits of the recent victories by the allies would be lost to them. From every one of the allied countries comes the same answer, that Ger many must be crushed before a peace conference can be held and efforts to crush her quickly will be redoubled. The American answer is a re newed drive to put the fourth Liberty loan over the top as quickly as possible, send more soldiers, ammunition and supplies and hasten the downfall of Germany. France, England and Italy demand that German territory be in vaded and German cities and homes destroyed and German armies defeated before peace can be considered. On the west front the allies are marching forward victoriously, putting the German armies in dire peril of being cut off and captured or annihilated. ^/Germany is giving up the Belgian coast and trying to get back into her V own territory, but it is believed a large portion of her armies will be cap E tured or destroyed before she can accomplish this. The telegraphic and cable dispatches received today follow: President Wilson Rejects Germany's Offer. WASHINGTON.—President Wilson informed the German government that before the United States can discuss an armistice all German troops must be withdrawn from all invaded territory. He asked Chancellor Maximilian whether he represented the German people or the authorities of the Empire who are conducting the war. Alter the cabinet meeting at which the message to Germany was drafted It was announced that President Wilson is determined upon a firm course which will meet in every way with the country's sentiment. From all sources come unanimity of opinion that Germany must make a complete surrender before any peace conference can be held or an armi stice granted. President Wilson's reply has been cabled to Berlin, London, Paris and Home. Germany's Request for Armistice to be Flatly Refused. WASHINGTON.—President Wilson's reply to the German and Austrian requests for an armistice and peace negotiations will probably be dispatched before night il it is not already on the cables. After being called into conference by President Wilson with Colonel E. M. House and Secretary of State Lansing, Private Secretary Tumulty announced that Secretary Lansing would see newspaper correspondents at 4 o'clock and "probably would have something for them." President Wilson spent the morning in his çtudy and is believed to be putting into final shape the document on which he worked nearly all day yesterday. None of those in the president's confidence would give any intimation of what the decision is, but when the conference was over there was no change in the belief throughout official circles that the armistice will be flatly refused and that the central powers will be unequivocally informed that the entire acceptance of all of the conditions laid down by the United States and her allies must precede any meeting of peace plenipotentiaries. Berlin Bluffs About Continuing War. AMSTERDAM.—"Germany's new ministry is one of national defense as well as of peace and is prepared to stand to the bitter end against humiliat ing peace terms." This is the statement made by Dr. Bernard Dürnberg, former minister of colonies, Berlin advices state. Germans Evacuating Belgian Coast. AMSTERDAM.—Evacuation by the Germans of the Belgian coast region is continuing, The Telegraf's frontier correspondent reports. Telephone lines between the German frontier and the Belgian coast were taken down yesterday. American and English Troops Fighting in Rain Today. LONDON._(Official.)—English and American troops attacked the Ger between St. Quentin and Cambrai. Satisfying progress has been made. Mont Brehain and Beaurevoir on this taken by the Americans and English mans In successful local operations near front yesterday 230 prisoners forces. were launched just before day break during a heavy rain Today's attack was which began falling last night. French Still Advancing Against Germans. PARIS._(Official.)—Northeast and north of Rheims the French have continued a successful advance. The French reached the outskirts of Conde Sur-Suippe at the junction ofthe Suippe and Aisne rivers northeast of Barry North of Suippe river the French have penetrated into Isle-Sur Av-Bac. Suippe. Americans Drive Huns From Chatel Chehery. ' WASHINGTON.— General Pershing's communique for Monday says a from Chatel Chehery the Americans seized the com after driving the enemy manding heights west of Aire. Kaiser Pardons Political Offenders. Amsterdam dispatch, intends to LONDON.—Germany,according to an . , OT1 grant pardons to a number of politicians imprisoned since the war began including the socialist Dr. Karl Liebknecht and Wilhelm Dittman. Genera amnesty will probably be granted to all political offenders. American Steamer Sunk in Collision. WASHINGTON.—The American steamer Westgate, in overseas transpor ; h» be» sunk with . loss o( six member, o( the crew, m coll.ston with the steamer American. Casualties Today are 593. M The casualties reported in the American army today total 593. ,ri„e SSL are' reported. Th. li.t is.ued for momng ^»186 dW Killed in action, «1 ml.simt in action, 57; w.nnded .ey erely, 1 85, d ed ■of wounds, 18; died of accident and other causes, 1; died of disease, 3, d from aeroplane accident, 1; prisoner, 1; total, 307. wounde d se Afternoon List.— Killed in action, 37; missing in action, 60, wounded se veredy, 160; died of disease, 7; died of accident and other causes, 2; died wounds, 16; wounded slightly, 4; prisoners, 10; total, 286. _ GHIB0TIT1EG6ER *1 COLFAX FAIR PARTNER OF MAN CAUGHT AT ROUND-UP ARRESTED AND UNCOVERS CACHE William Cottingham, believed to be a partner of the boot-legger caught at the round-up here last week, was caught at Colfax today. He had been located by Chief of Police Stillmger and was brought back to Moscow by James Rice, of Lewiston, deputy United States marshal. Cottingham admits his connection with the gang, of which Guy Horner, now in the county jail awaiting a hearing on a state and federal charge, is believed to be the head, and took the chief to a cache on South Palouse creek on the Johnson farm where a five gallon can containing two gal lons of alcohol was found. Cotting "Jiam told the chief of police how to make drinking alcohol from the de natured product which is deadly pois on and no doubt the chief will be flooded by applications for the recipe. Chief Stillmger today seized the Oakland automobile driven by Guy Horner and an attempt will be made to have it sold under the law permit ting such seizure and sale of vehicles used in the transportation of liquor into dry territory. _ The officers are being" ably assisted by Roy O. Johnson, who has charge of the prosecuting attorney's office while Mr. Moore is assisting in the Liberty loan drive and conducting his campaign for United States senator, for which he is the democratic nomi nee. POTLATCH GETS LATAH COUNTY HONOR FLAG Potlatch wins the honor flag for Latah county in the fourth Liberty Joan by being the first town in the county to go over the top. Potlatch s quota is $35,000. This afternoon the town had $40.000 subscribed and was "still going strong" according to re ports received by H. H. Simpson, chairman of the Latah county drive. *+**+*++*+++♦++*+ ♦ LIBERTY BOND DRIVE IN GRAVE DANGER ♦ + + * ♦ ♦ The following telegram from + ♦ E. A. Bryan, state chairman of ♦ + the council of defense, is self- ♦ ♦ explanatory: + BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 8, 1918.— ♦ + L. F. Parsons, Moscow, Idaho.— ♦ ♦ The state council of defense + ♦ urges you to redouble your ef- + + forts for the fourth Liberty loan + + and guard your people against ♦ ♦ undue optimism concerning Ger- + ♦ many's peace offensive. ♦ ♦ America and her allies will not ♦ ♦ consent to a cessation of hostili- ♦ ♦ ties while the Germans withdraw + + and reallign themselves within + ♦ their own borders and it is- not ♦ ♦ likely that Germany will uncon- ♦ ♦ ditionally surrender. Hence the ♦ ♦ end is yet far off. ♦ ♦ No greater calamity could be- ♦ ♦ fall us than Jbat at this supreme ♦ ♦ moment to 'relax our energies + ♦ and fail to push on over the top. ♦ ♦ If you have not already done ♦ ♦ so, get out yourself and draft ♦ + the strongest men in or out of ♦ + your county council to assist + ♦ your county Liberty loan chair- ♦ + man and let us answer the Ger- + ♦ man peace offensive by rolling ♦ ♦ up bond subscriptions immedi- ♦ + ately that will show America's + ♦ determination to write the peace ♦ + terms and not to dicker about ♦ ♦ npttv Uofoii« ♦ P y dCte S ' E. A. BRYAN, l Chairman State Council + Defense ♦ + + + + + + ♦ + ♦♦ + + + + ♦ + + + ♦ + + SOLDIERS GALLED TWO HUNDRED TO COME FROM REGISTRANTS AND 100 FROM CANTONMENTS BOISE.—Idaho is to supply the mechanical training chool established in connection with the University of Idaho with 200 more draft men. Au thority was received by the adjutant general's department to entrain this number for Moscow October 16. The call was issued by the provost marshal general's office through the gover nor's office. Men qualified for general military teer to their respective boards, but if volunteers do not step forward the boards have authority to induct men into the service to fill the call, i The mechanical arts department of the university, established as a war emergency, is under the supervision of the war department. Draft men who enter the school are trained in auto mechanics, blacksmith'ing, etc., and are later transferred to some act ive branch of the war service. Those who enlist must have had at least a grammar school education. Call Apportioned. The 200 men called to the colors to enter the school have been appor tioned to the various draft boards in the state as follows: Ada, five; Adams, one; Bannock, 16; Bear Lake, three; Benewah, four; Bingham, eight; Blaine, three; Boise, city, eight; Boise, one; Bonner, six; Bonneville, nine; Boundary, eight; Butte, two; Camas, one; Canyon, 10; Cassia, six; Custer, two; Elmore, three; Franklin, three; Fremont, seven; Gem, three; Gooding, three; Idaho, five; Jefferson, four; Kootenai, eight; Latah, eight; Lemhi, three; Lewis, three; Lincoln, four; Madison, four; Minidoka, five; Nez Perce, six; Oneida, three; Owyhee, two; Payette, two; Power, three; Shoshone, 13; Te ton, nine; Twin Falls, 14; Valley, two; Washington, four; Total, 200. 100 Come From Camps. When shown the above dispatch from Boise, Dr. E. H. Lindley, presi dent of the University of Idaho, ex plained that it is understood 100 of the men will come from army can tonments. He said the university has a contract with the war department for 300 men and will have that num ber. It was intended to send 300 men here from the army cantonments but, owing to the prevalence of influenza it was decided to draw them from the draft registrants or accept vol unteers from the registration lists as had been done heretofore. Dr. Lind ley has telegraphed to Washington in calling for 200 instead of 300 men or if the other 100 are to come from cantonments not affected with the in fluenza. He feels confident that this is the case as the contract of the uni versity with the war department is binding and the university fully ex pects 300 enlisted men here on Octob er 15. Dr. Lindley has not yet re seîrtto Washington, t( but *'thetnlve™ sity will go ahead with its plans fori 30Ô men who will be quartered in the Stewart building on North Main street and in the Idaho National Har vester plant. 100 From Wyoming. Just before The Star-Mirror went to press President Lindley received a telegram from the war department stating that the university will nave its full quota of 300 men, 200 of whom come from Idaho and 100 from Wy oming. They will all be here on Oc tober 16 and be inducted into the army and given eight weeks' training here, when they will be succeeded by 300 more. r Mrs. Ellen Madison arrived on the Inland today from Palouse. where she has been to visit her son. Ben Madison. IGOUNTV GOES SLOW $158,500 on her quota of $400,000 and the remainder of the county has about $ 170 ,000 on its quota of the _ , a , . sam ? amount. Subscriptions are commg: in very slowly and the com decided today to make a de termined drive next Tuesday after & nd evening, in every precinct ln the county. Automobile owners are u . r «« d to offer the use of their dars to ta ^ e speakers to neighboring and volunteer speakers and 0 S f are as ^ e d to donate their occa8101 î' I l mmedl : noon luncheon of ^ , TTL Ce next TueS " 1 pLn™ - drlve wl Jl ., , „ 'if 6 - th £r subscrlb . ers a " d amounts taken in Moscow since the 1 I ast N lis ( î ] was published. i' w „ e . Leonard Brown . Herman Gustafson . Gordon S. Rasmussen . Creighton C. Guy. Minneola Simmons . Murdo Stewart . Annie Cameron . William E. Vollmer . John W. Vollmer . James J. Gill . Arthur J. Draper . Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hayward., Geo. R. Summer.. Jas. E. Sheldon . D. D. Reeves . John Thomson . D. Cameron . M. R. Emerson. G. P. Manson . John Hordemann . Wm. G. Estes . A. S. Miller . Lars Jensen . August E. Anderson . M- C. Priddy . G. H. Cushing. L. A. Phillips . C. E. Norris . S. O. Herrington .'.. COUNTY HAS ONLY ABOUT ONE THIRD OF QUOTA—WORK IS TO BE RUSHED Latah county had but little more than $300,000 of her quota of $800, 000 in the fourth Liberty loan drive raised when the last footings made this noon. were Moscow has raised $1,000.00 150.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 100.00 50.00 100.00 300.00 200.00 100.00 300.00 50.00 50.00 500.00 400.00 100.00 250.00 150.00 100.00 200.00 200.00 500.00 50.00 1,150.00 400.00 100.00 100.00 Guy W. Wolfe . A. M. Larsen . Alfred B. Randall . John Gavin . John F. Schroeder . Thos. Halpin . Fred Gaiser. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Cherpillod. Fred Frese . P. R. Gray . Lee Jester . Charles N. Jester . Nettie Mae Bauer . John A. Beck . Chas. Blanchard . E. L. Burke .. Allie Cameron . A. F. Carson . H. W. Cornelison .. Enos C. Cornwall . O. H. Crowe . Gudmonce Eide . Burton L. French . S. L. Fuller . Rilla Gehrett . J. E. Haire. N. M. Hawley . Mrs. N. M. Hawley. E. R. Headley . Guilder Hosied . Thomas Huntsbach . C. L. Jain . Lewis Jain . Adolph Kulhanch . E. T. Lawrence . Mrs. E. T. Lawrence. Andrew S. Olson . Anton Olson . Mrs. H. H. Orland . John Peasley . Harry Rawson . Frederick Samm . John W. Sharp . G. W. Smith . C. C. Surratt . R. S. Tucker . Henry Walker . H. N. Walters. Elmer Wells . Evanline Wilson . E. L. Gossett . J. C. Wooley . D. W. G'/christ .. L. 1 yrell 400.00 200.00 500.00 100.00 50.00 350.00 100.00 850.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 400.00 50.00 100.00 500.00 50.00 100.00 2SO.DO 50.00 100.00 300.00 50.00 1 , 000.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 50,00 50.00 300.00 50.00 500.00 300.00 500.00 So Of 100.00 100.00 200.00 600.00 100.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 500.00 200.00 100.00 150.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 50.00 200.00 Raymond A. Yates Ray 0- Netdig • • • Lillian Skattaboe Carl J. Heiland .. I A. G. McV\ reath Dean , : Barton j A- R Mcfntire Charles Edgar Towne Phil Lettenmaier . GOVERNOR ALEXANDER COMES TO MOSCOW TOMORROW 50.00 200.00 150,00 100.00 100.00 50.00 50,00 100.00 50.00 Governor Alenxander will be in Mos cow tomorrow, the guest of the Univer sity of Idaho. He will arrive from Lew iston at 10:47 and will go direct to the university where he will inspect the new buildings, the mess halls and the mem bers of the S. A. T, C. A review of the young soldiers will be held on the campus. President Lindley has invited the business men of Moscow to be pres ent and to meet the governor and show their appreciation of the work the chief executive has done in helping the uni versity to provide for the care of the 800 soldiers sent here for special train ing and for the S. A. T. C. Governor Alexander will spend the day in Mos cow, leaving for Boise on the evening train, it is understood. CERTAIN TO OE REJECTED +*+*♦+**+*+++++++ ♦ GERMAN PEACE OFFER REDUCES BONDS SALES * ♦ * ♦ + ♦ SAN FRANCISCO.—H. H. ♦ ♦ Simpson, Moscow, Idaho.—Some ♦ ♦ letting down in Liberty loan ♦ ♦ work has been reported on ac- ♦ + count of the German peace of- + ♦ fer. Nothing could be more in- ♦ + imical to the cause of liberty at + + at this time than the failure to ♦ + attain one hundred per cent ♦ ♦ quota from each county of each + ♦ state. ♦ The eyes of the world are on ♦ ♦ the United States as at no form- ♦ ♦ er stage of this great conflict. + ♦ Hope you will get all of your ♦ 4* workers together and put Idaho ♦ ♦ over the top without delay. + This means not only the pledg- ♦ + ing of subscriptions, but actually + + getting them into the bank. ♦ + Lynch, Twelfth District Chair- ♦ man. + + * * RUUDS HELP EMPLOYES BUI BONDS PURCHASES BY RAILROAD MEN TO BE CREDITED LOCALLY UNDER NEW RULE A change from the former plans of railroad employe's subscriptions to the Liberty loan is announced. In former loans the railroad employes pent their bond subscriptions to the railroad headquarters. In the Inland Empire these went to Portland and Spokane and the local community in which the employes lived was not given credit for these ubscriptions. Now the subscriptions are to be turned into the local committee and credited there. This will mean sev eral thousand dollars to Moscow as there are a number of railroad em ployes here whose former bond pur chases were credited to Spokane and Portland. The railroads, under the manage ment of Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo, are making it easy for em ployes to buy bonds. The railroads buy the bonds for the employes and allow them to pay for them in eight months, taking the payment out of the salary checks issued monthly. Most of the O. W. R. & N. conductors are taking a minimum of $400 worth of the bonds, which means $50 per month taken from their pay checks and applied on the bond issues. Some taking $800 and give $100 per month from their pay checks. "It is a fine thing for the railroad men," said a conductor to the writer. "It is just like putting $50 or $100 per month away at 'interest and we can spare that much from our sal aries without any great inconvenience. We do not regard it as giving to the government but as a good opportunity to invest our money and save part of our salary every month." are THREE MILLION TORS OE NEW SHIPS SHIPPING BOARD GIVES OUT FIGURES ON AMERICA'S NEW MERCHANT MARINE More than three million tons of ship ping have been built in United States shipyards as a part of our answer to Germany's plan to wipe out_ all of the merchant marine of her enemies, accord ing to the report of the emergency fleet corporation for business up to the end of August. „ On the first of August there were 1/1 shipyards at work, of which 76 were steel, 85 wood, two composite and seven concrete. addition to the 557 vessels of 3,028,289 tons built for the order of the emergency fleet corporation or requisi tioned by the corporation while building for other owners, 402 steamships aggre gating 2,790,792 tons had been com mandeered from foreign or domestic Thus a total of 5,819,081 tons afloat under the control of the In owners. is now shipping board. The fleet corporation program as outlined calls for a merchant marine of 2.651 ships, of a total deadweight nage of 16,003,504. There remains to he built, exclusive of what lias been launch ed in September, 30,184,423 tons, fleet corporation also is building a quito fleet" of tugs, lighters- and barges totalling fifty thousand tons. Of the hundreds of millions of dollars which this merchant fleet will cost the United States, more than $10,500,000 is spent weekly in wages to shipbuilders and a good share of the foitrtn Liberty loan will go to the emergency fleet cor poration to meet current costs of ma terial and labor. now ton 'flic "mos P On account of the death of Mrs. Edgett, the party at Mrs. Beardsley's Thursday afternoon is postponed until next Wednesday, Oct. 16. From all sources come the same decision in regard to Germany's pro posal for an armistice in order to per mit her to save her army and stores in Belgium and France and concen trate them along her own frontier to save her from invasion. Everywhere the proposal is treated with contempt and derision. It is generally believed to be an attempt to secure by tricky diplomacy what she has been unable to secure by force of arms and to secure a treaty similar to the Brest Litovsk fiasco with Russia. England, France, Italy and the United States are expected to treat the offer with the contempt it deserves and continue the fighting against Germany with increased vigor. Following are some of the dispatches received concerning the offer of the kaiser: Must Get Out—London. LONDON.—No armistice will be granted the central powers before the complete evacuation by them of allied territory, with a cessation of the des truction and burning of allied cities. This is the personal opinion of for eign diplomatists of the highest rank here who have "Been questioned con cerning the peace speech of the Ger man imperial chancellor, Prince Max of Baden. Another "Brest Litovsk.'' i PARIS.—(Havas)—The request for an armistice and the opening of peace parleys by the central powers is look ed upon by the French press gener ally as an attempt to evade certain disaster. It is declared that Germany hopes to conclude a peace which will permit her to exploit the peace treat ies of Brest-Litovsk and Bucharest and also to save the Hohenzollern dynasty. An armistice under the present con ditions, the newspapers think, is im possible. The conditions expressed by the new German chancellor do not at all correspond with the conditions of peace laid down by President Wil son. German Army Willing. BERNE, Switzerland.—The German government took its latest peace step upon the advice and with the approval army, says the Stuttgart Neues Tageblatt. Germany, the newspaper adds, has decided to consent to very heavy sac rifices. Austria is Hopeful. AMSTERDAM.—Dispatches from Vienna show Austria newspapers to be deeply impressed with the peace move made by the central powers and filled with hope for its success. The Fremdenhlatt has some doubts, saying: "We must reckon with every thing and must be armed for all events." "Never before was it necessary to look forward to coming events with such determination," says the Neuve Freie Presse, cessity which forces the monarchy to make such concessions." "It is not militar na pe TWELFTH DISTRICT IS G0IN6 SLOWLY HAS ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF QUOTA IN FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN BOND DRIVE SAN FRANCISCO.—The Twelfth federal reserve district has $131,316, 200 in subscriptions to the fourth Liberty loan in banks, it was an nounced tonight. The quota is $402, 000,000. Many banks failed to com pile their returns, Campaign Man ager George K. Weeks declared, and consequently the total subscr-ptions show only the amount in the banks Saturday. Subscriptions throughout the dis trict mounted steadily. Idaho's sub scription is $6,864,000, subscribed by 39,336 persons. The state has reached 50 per cent of its quota. Oregon 70 Per Cent. Oregon has subscribed about 70 per sub scribing. _ „ Southern California has $20,071,500 in bank. ties, outside of San Francisco, nave purchased $41,671,750, or 53.5 per cent of their quota. Washington's subscription to date in bank is $24,626,000 and it is de clared that the actual total subscribed is $33,000,000. In cities of Class A in the ship naming contest, Los Angeles leads San Francisco. In class B Oakland has a substantial margin over Port land, With Seattle third. Tacoma leads in class C, with Salt Lake City second and Spokane third. In class D the race is "bunched" with Berkeley and San Jose making a strong show ing. GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS ANTI TRUST SUITS ■ Northern California coun WASHINGTON.—Upon the gov ernment's motion the supreme court has postponed until the next term the consideration of all government anti trust suits now pending with the ex ception of that of the United States steel corporation, which it is under stood will contest the motion.