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MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, LPAHO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1918. ■ "VOLUME VIII NUMBER 11 SAY KAISER ABDICATES-LUDENDORIT QUITS The best news since the war began comes from Europe today. A well defined rumor that, like Banquo's ghost "will not down'' comes from Stock holm that the kaiser has abdicated. General Ludendorff, called the "brains" of Germany's military gang, ii reported to have had a "physical collapse" and to have relinquished the mand of the German army. All of thiss Signifies the rapid disintegration of Germany's military and the hastening of the end of that country. But our soldier boys are paying no heed to the situation in Berlin. -are they taking note of the diplomatic work being done to stop the They are taking the only effective way of stopping it by whipping the Ger mans "to a frazzle." Germany's army is completely routed in many places and fleeing to the German border, taking everything that can be stolen from the people of Belgium and France as they go. Turkey is out of the war and expected to collapse every hour. ■and Hungary are threatened with rebellion and poor little Rumania, crushed by the Huns and forced to sign a debasing treaty, is preparing to take up arms against the central powers again. From every point today the war news is the most encouraging that has been received and forecasts the entire collapse of, the central powers. Ger many's reichstag has been called to meet Saturday when it is believed that 'Germany will make a reply to President Wilsofl's note. The Austrian par liament is in session and is discussing the peace proposals. The telegraphic and cable reports received today follow: is corn power Nor war. Austria X Say Kaiser Has Abdicated. STOCKHOLM .—Persistent rumors are in circulation here to the effect that Em pe r or William, of Germany has abdicated. Ludendorff Also Quits German Army. BASEL. —General Ludendorff arrived in Berlin from German grand head ■qnarten to take part in the conference held at the German capitol, supposedly to consider the answer to President Wilson's reply to the German peace note, according to information received here. Ludendorff Collapses and Resigns. WASHINGTON .—From a European neutral country the state department lias received advices that General Ludendorff( commander-in-chief of the German army, has suffered "a complete physical collapse" and has relin quished command of the German army. British and American Forces Make Strong Advance. LONDON.—(Official.)—The Anglo-American forces attack in the breach between St. Quentin and Cambrai resulted yesterday evening in continued advance being made. The British are now within two miles of Le Gateau. Sallaumines and Noyelles have been captured. The British made further progress toward the northern part of the present battle front to the east of Cambrai. Fighting is going on today southwest of Cambrai on both sides of the Caudry river. Between Lens and Scarpe the British are also advancing and are in touch with the Germans to the west of the line of Vitry-en-Artois, Azel-lez Equerchin and Rouvroy. f Americans Break Main German Line of Defense. WASHINGTON.—General Pershing reports the penetration by American troops of the German main line of resistance against fresh enemy divisions Wednesday. East of the Meuse further gains were made during the day in spite of violent counter attacks, while in the Argonne forest the Americans captured important heights south of Marcq and have joined hands with the French at Lanson. Over two thousand additional prisoners are reported taken in this action by the Americans. British and Americans Crowd Fleeing Germans. WITH THE ANGLO-AMERICAN FORCES SOUTH OF CAMBRAI.— (By Associated Press.)—British and American forces continued to advance rap idly today, driving the completely demoralized Germans before them. The whole battle front is on a field that is aflame throughout the night. Many fires have completely destroyed towns and farm houses. French Continue to Take Towns From Germans. PARIS.—(Official.)—The French last night continued their pursuit of the Germans east of St. Quentin. They passed Fontain Notre Dame and Beau ttreux. North of Aisne river the French pressure resulted in wresting the Plateau de Croix-San-Tete from the Germans, while further east the crossing of the Aisne canal was effected in Villers-en-Prayeres. The French have captured Liry, two miles west of Monthois in Champagne today. Germans Fear Reprisals for Burning French Towns. LONDON.—Indications that Germany is becoming anxious in consequence of the threats of reprisals for the destruction of tojvns in France is afforded ■by a telegram from semi-official Wolff bureau saying that Douai is burn ing as a result of continuous British bombardment. (Duoai, Cambrai and other cities and villages were fired by the Germans xwhen they became untenable. French authorities notified the German gov ernment that two German towns would be destroyed for every French town (burned. The Germans are evidently trying to escape the responsibility of "their work'of destruction.) Belgians Rebel Against German Invaders. AMSTERDAM.—A revolt has broken-out in Bruges, Belgium, and the pop ulace have arisen against the German attempts to deport civilians to Ger many, according to Les Nouvettes. German troops used guns and killed or wounded numerous Belgians. Throughout Flanders the roads are encumbered with cattle, horses, pigs and ■other plunder which is being transported to Germany. British Forces Reach Their Objective. LONDON.—.British cavalry which has been pursuing fleeing German, reached the outskirts of Le Chateau and the railway junction, troops, has southeast of Cambrai, which is the immediate British objective, says .Exchange Telegraph company report. .French and Serbians Advancing Steadily. LONDON.—The French operations in Serbia are pushing toward the Monte negran frontier according to a Central News Agency dispatch. Serbians have ;now reached a line between 16 and 18 miles south of Nish. Allies Have Taken Beirut, Syria. LONDON.—French and British warships which entered Berut, Syria's chief had been evacuated by the Turks, says an of an iseaport Sunday, found the town ficial statement. British Indian infantry occupied Beirut on Tuesday. Serbians Defeat Austrian Forces. LONDON.—(Serbian Official Statement.)—Serbian forces pursuing the defeated Ninth Austrian division Monday entered Leskovats, 22 miles south of Nish and Vladsotintze. , , The Serbians have taken several hundred prisoners and captured larg quantities of valuable military stores and material. Lodge's Statement is Denounced. WASHINGTON.—Debate on President Wilson's reply to the German peace Senator Pittman attacked Senator Lodge, «offer began in the senate today. . ._ republican leader, and declared that Lodge's published statement criticizing the president's note could serve no good purpose. Casualty Lists Contain 626 Names. There are 626 names in the American casualty lists issued today, of whic ■42 are in the marine corps and the remainer in the army. T e morning is ■ contains 283 names. It follows: , Killed in action, 46; missing in action, 49; wounded severely, 166, died of wounds, 9; died of accident and other causes, 4; died of disease, 9, died from aeroplane accident, 1; total, 283. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 35; missing m action, 66; Wounded se verely, 172; died of wounds, 4; died of accident and other causes, 6; died +++++*++*++**+*+ ♦ COUNTY AND TOWN RAISE HALF OF QUOTA * + + ♦ ♦ Just as The Star-Mirror goes * ♦ to press H. _H. Simpson, county + ♦ chairman, announces that Latah + + county and Moscow have raised + ♦ just 50 per cent of their quota. + + Each has a quota of $400,000. + Moscow has $200,000 raised and ♦ + the county, outside of Moscow, ♦ has raised exactly the same 4* ♦ amount. A great drive is to be ♦. ♦ made in the next few days to + raise the other $400,000 needed ♦ + to place the county over the tup. ♦ + PLAN TO COMBAT INFLUENZA HERE LOCAL BED CROSS TAKES STEPS TO CHEÇK DISEASE AND KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN A meeting was held last night in the Red Cross rooms for the purpose of taking measures to combat the Spanish influenza. Chairman Neidig of the Red Cross presided, and those in attendance were Lieut. Kotalik of the U. S. army ; Drs. Rae, Clarke, Adair, Stevenson, and the committee on nursing survey; Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Livingston. Mrs. C. J. Or land, Mrs. Nisbet and Mrs. MacCaughey. After a spirited discussion of the pres ent serious condition, a resolution was unanimously adopted to the effect that Moscow appoint immediately a city health physician and a city and school nurse. By the supervision of a school nurse in promptly detecting and reporting all suspicious cases of disease to the city physician, epidemics might be held in check without closing schools. With hundreds of young men in train ing at the S. A. T. C., Moscow should take every precaution as her part in safeguarding her soldiers as well as the civilian population. . The following rules are issued by the surgeon-general for army use, and ap plies to everyone : 1. Avoid needless crowding—influen za is a crowd disease. 2. Smother jour coughs and sneezes —others do not want the germs which j'ou would throw away. 3. Your nose, not your mouth, was made to breathe through—get the habit. 4. Remember the three C's—a clean mouth, clean skin and clean clothes. 5. Try to keep cool when you walk and warm when you ride and sleep. 6. Open the windows—always at home at night: at the office when practicable. 7. Food will win the war if you give it a chance—help bj' choosing and chew ing your food well. 8. Your fate maj- be in your own hands—wash your hands before eating. 9. Don't let waste products of diges tion accumulate—drink a glass or two of water upon getting up. 10. Don't use a napkin, towel, spoon, fork, glass or cup which has been used by another person and not washed. 11. Avoid tight clothes, tight shoes, tight gloves—seek to make nature your ally, not your prison. 12. When the air is pure breathe all of it you can—breathe deeply. F~. AG. COLLEGE ASKED TO FURNISH JUDGES FARM DEPARTMENT IS BUSY —AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE NOTES—OTHER NEWS year the agricultural college University of Idaho has been asked to furnish a large number of judges at the various state fairs of the northwest. Professor Hickman of the depart ment of animal husbandry, is at Sal mon City this week to judge the live stock at the annual Lemhi county fair. This of the He is taking Dean Iddings' place, who was detained with work enrolling the S. A. T. C. Professor Hickman has also filled engagements at the Idaho state fair, Southern Idaho and Washington state fair. Agricultural College Notes. Dean Iddings was asked to judge sheep at Washington state fair at Utah, and Idaho. He was forced to decline all excepting the Idaho in vitation. Professor Vincent was Invited to judge horticulture products at Wash on, Montana, and Idaho state He made each engagement. '>ean Mdines is scheduled to go to day to Grangeville to attend a com munity meeting in Idaho county, ar ranged by County Superintendent ingto faun. Marguriete Sweet. Spokane schools are closed. of disease, 21; died from aeroplane accident, 3; wounded, degree undeter mined, 4; total, 301. Marine Corps Casualties. Killed in action, 19; died of wounds received in action, 4; died of disease, 2; weunded in action, severely, 15; in hand of enemy, 2; total, 42. Idaho's Roll of Honor. There are three names of Idaho soldiers in today's casualty lists. Earl Nelson, of Sandpoint, Idaho, previously reported missing, is reported to have died of wounds. First Lieutenant A. French, of Boise, is reported wounded severely, is in the marine corps. Arthur M. Wilkinson, of Boise, is reported to have died of disease. He MINING STUDENT TELLS OF THE WAR yOUNG MAN FROM BRITISH CO LUMBIA SERVED WITH CAN ADIAN ARMY IN FRANCE J. R. Dadivson, who has just come from Silvcrton, British Columbia, to en roll as a student in the school of mines gives a very interesting sketch of experiences while he was a member the Eighth Field Engineers, Third Divi sion C. E. F. Mr. Davidson entered the Vancouver branch of McGill University at Van couver, B. C., in the summer of 1915. Almost immediately after entering col lege he enlisted with the Canadian forces and arrived in France in the fall of 1915. His regiment was assigned to the Ypres salient in Flanders. His company did not do much of the fighting as their work consisted of the construction trenches, building barbed wire entangle ments, mapping "No Man's Land," and ageneral construction work. Once in while, however, the engineers would get in a light place and would have to fight. For example, his captain and six men were cut off from their lines and they hejd a trench for three days against the Germans, for which distinguished con duct they received a medal. A member of his regiment made the first map the Ypres salient, a large part of which was done under shell-fire. In the third battle of Ypres, after he and a part of his company had completed a barbed wire entanglement in "No Man's Land," and were three hundred feet behind their lines, a German ma chine gun opened up on them from new position, killing and wounding about twenty of his party. A machine gun bullet struck him in the arm just below the elbow. The fire from the machine gun was so heavy that they had to lie down or be annihilated. After lying be side the road for several hours he made his way to a dressing station and had his wound dressed. However, the wound had not received attention soon enough, and as a result gangrene set in and he was in the hospital eight months recuperating, after which he was returned to Canada and honorably dis charged from the Canadian army. Mr. Davidson speaks very highly of the work of the Red Cross and Y. M. c. a. - - Mining School Notes. Martin S .Taylor, who has been ore testing assistant at the school of mines for thq/last six months, left j'esterdaj' for Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, where he will enter the limited service branch of the army. .Dr. R. R. Goodrich, associate professor of metallurgy, is at present at Anaconda, Montana, engaged in research work at the great copper smelter there, and will probably not return to the university this year. LITERATURE COURSE RUNS THROUGH YEAR IMPORTANT CHANGES MADE IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OPEN TO CITIZENS The contemporary literature course, which will be running thru the entire year, instead of half a year, as it has formerly done, will again be open to the public. The department of Eng lish announces the following: "A study Of development of literature in the twentieth century, the chief move ments, and chief literary figures in poetry, the essay, the novel, and the drama." The department also announces that this course will make a special effort to indicate the influence of the war upon literature As last year the department of English gives a cordial invitation to all people in Moscow who are inter ested in the material covered, to at tend the course. At present the hours are arranged for four O'clock Mon day and Wednesday of each week. Classes will be held in room 201 of the administration building. Anyone interested may call Dr. Mille,, or Dr. Moore. Rev. W. H. Bridge, rector of St. Mark Episcopal church, a native of England, has been employed in this department and is giving material aid. Mr. Bridge will offer a course on Tuesday and Thursday of earn week in "Victorian Poets and Prose Writ ers" which will be open to the citizens of Moscow. Both men and women who are inter fsted in this line of work are jnv'ted to enroT for the courses which Mr. Bridge is offering. All are welccme. Sikko Barghorn. Jr., of Spokane, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shields, arrived last evening to visit while the ■M^ÂÂIIUBERÏÏ . • That Latah county is the best and »J» j 4* most economically governed coun- 4* 4- ty in the state of Idaho is the 4* statement made by the accounting 4* ■ firm of Byron Deffenbach & Son, 4* who have checked over the various 4 counties of the state, according to 4* the Tribune, of Pocatello, Idaho. This firm has just completed the 4* checking of Bonneville and Bing 4* ham counties and in filing their report paid a high compliment to Latah county. The Tribune says: Î "Comparing the various counties of the state by sections from an accountant's standpoint, the broad general statement is made 4* that the northern counties of Idaho are far superior to those of the south. Latah county is pronounced to be 'probably the best governed county in Idaho.' " \ a t t I— I— I—I—I——I- 4* f-i BREAD PRICES ARE FIXED IN IDAHO The following telegram received this morning by The Star-Mirror from the office of State Food Administrator Bicknell, at Boise, is self-explanatory. Buyers of bread are requested to report to the countj' food administrator (H. D. Martin) any violation of this ruling. The telegram follows : "Boise, Idaho. Oct. 9. "Star-Mirror, Moscow. Idaho. "Maximum fair prices of bread of nine cents wholesale and ten cents re tail for the 16-ounce loaf unwrapped and proportionate prices on other sizes to become effective in Idaho October 15 were named in an order issued Wednes day night to all countj- food adminis trators bj- Federal Food Administrator R. F. Bicknell. L T nder the order where a lower fair price basis has alreadj' been established in anj r county of the state such price is to be maintained. In no case may retailers take more than one cent profit for handling bread. "In connection with the issuance of the order, Idaho's administrator Wednes day night said : 'These prices are named upon the authority of the national food administration, based upon the result of its own investigation and of those made by representatives of the Idaho section of the United States food administration at a conference of countj' food admin istrators held at Boise October 5. committee in favor of the establishment of these maximum prices and a resolu tion to that effect was unanimously \ adopted by mem bers of the Idaho Master Bakers' asso ciation appeared before the committee in protest against lowering the selling price of bread and to insist the price in this state be fixed at 11 cents wholesale and 12 1-2 cents retail for the 14-ounce loaf and other sizes in this proportion. As against the showing of these bakers, members of the committee informed the conference that many ' cost statements had been submitted to them bj' bakers from different parts of the state showing that bread could he profitably baked to be sold at a maximum price of nine cents wholesale for the 15-ounce loaf unwrapped. Since the committee was entirely disinterested and had before it all necessary information to enable it to arrive at a fair and intelligent decision. T am satisfied its conclusions were just to both bakers and consumers, and hence with the authoritj' received from Wash ington decided to make their price rec ommendations effective." Following is the order issued to the county administrators : "As the result of investigations and resolutions passed at our Boise confer ence October 5. the national food admin istrator authorizes putting into effect in Idaho. October IS. 1918, maximum prices bread of nine cents wholesale and ten cents retail for the 16-ounce loaf unwrapped and proportionate prices on other sizes, but where a lower fair price masis has already been established in any county such price should he main tained. In no case shall a retailer take more than one cent per loaf profit for handling bread. Report any violations promptly to this office, together with evidence thereof, in order that we may take necessary steps through national food administration for the cancellation of the offender's license. Give publicity and make bread prices effective October IS accordingly." ^ on + EYES OF STATE ON LATAH * + ♦ One of the prominent citizens ♦ + of Pocatello, in speaking of the * ♦ Liberty loan drive stated that ♦ 4* "never before have there been so ♦ ♦ many families from all parts of ♦ ♦ the state interested in the uni- 4» ♦ versity. Never before has it ♦ ♦ been so important that Latah + ♦ county, and Moscow in particu- ♦ + lar, be prompt in taking her + ♦ quota of the Liberty loan bonds. + '+ Due to the prominence of the + + university at this time, Moscow 4* ♦ should be one of the first to 'go 4* ;+ over the top.' The eyes of the + ♦ whole state are on Latrh county. + 4* Are you going to be among the + 4> last to subscribe your quota' > " + + + + + + + + + Ite The committee for the linen shower for the Red Cross received from Mrs. Frank Oberg today $14.00, donated by the ladies aid of the Swedish Lutheran church. The collection was taken in yesterday at the meeting at Mrs. Torell, and Mrs. Andrew Olson the two being the hostesses. LOAN IS DRAGGING SLOWLY BUT SMALL AMOUNT ADDED TO PREVIOUS LIST TODAY—LA TAH IS FAR SHORT A serious condition threatens Moscow and Latah county. Less than 40 per cent of the fourth Liberty loan quota has been raised and the time for completing it is getting very short. There is grave danger that the city and county may fail, in which case irreparable injury to the University of Idaho, Moscow's chief asset, will be done. The committee is alarmed. A mass meeting to secure action is contemplated. But few subscriptions are added today. Following are the subscribers and the amounts taken since the last list was published : Richard D. Benton . Chas. Sage, Troy, Idaho. John W. Nelson . Isaac F. Russell . Ellen Peterson . John R. Hill . L. T. Hammond . Ernest Thompson . Mrs. C . B. Westover . G. M. Loomis. J. E. McGuire . F. 1. Schmidt . LaFayette Keene . Karoline Ellefson Hallerdalm.. John Edgar Randall . George Thorpe . J. S. Jones . Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Odenburg. . A. G, Plummer ... N. G. Gilbertson . G. M. Tomer . J. Arthur Knight . Wm. Marsh . Cari F. Anderson». A. E. Sandelius . A. B. Akers . 50.00 15000 150.00 50.00 100.00 50.00 LOO.OO 50.00 100.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 250.00 50.00 2 , 000.00 100.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 50.00 200.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 BOYS AND GIRLS' GLÜR FAIR PLEASES LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS AT INTERESTING EVENT HELD LAST WEEK IN MOSCOW Some excellent displays of garden vegetables and of canned fruit were made at the club children's fair last week. An especially fine display of vegetables were made bj- Ardie Gustaf son, Florence Litch and Hortense Rog er?. Pumpkins and squash were features of the exhibits, one pumpkin weighing 98 pounds. Manj- of the vegetables on display were sold at the close of the Prize Winners. fair. Artie Gustafson's entire exhibit was sold to one partj" for $4.75, and the proceeds were donated by him to the Red Cross. Owing to the unfavorable weather only a few exhibits were brought in from outside of Moscow. One club member from Genesee exhibited potatoes, and two Viola members exhibited beans and vegetables. Several of the clubs in out side districts had previouslj' held local fairs and had splendid exhibits ready to bring to Moscow, but were unable to do so. In the canning contest onlj' teams from Potlatch and Moscow took part. Mos cow won the contest, which is the third one in which the two teams have taken part during the summer, contest, in which teams from East Cora and Genesee also took part. Moscow and Potlatch tied for first place. In the second Potlatch won over both Moscow and Genesee, Moscow taking third place. This leaves the questions of the county championship somewhat uncertain, but in as much as the recent contest was to have been the final test, it would seem to rest with Moscow. Potatoes—Netted Gem—First, Ardie Gustafson, $1.00. Other varieties—First. Ardie Gustaf son, ribbon : second. Violet Schroeder, ribbon : third. Marion Meyer, ribbon. Yard garden display of vegetables— First, Florence Litch, $1.00; second, Violet Schroeder, ribbon ; third, Lewis Bostwick, ribbon. Ten-acre garden display of vegetables —First, Ardie Gustafson, $1.00; second", Hortense Rogers, ribbon. Ten pounds of beans—First, Ira Chaney, Viola, $1,00. Standard club exhibit of fruits and vegetables (three jars fruit and three vegetables)—First. Florence Sampson, $1.00; second, Gladys Jacobson, ribbon; third, Evelyn Burch, ribbon. Three jars of fruit-—First. Florence Sampson, SO cents ; second, Evelj-n K-rdi. ribbon ; third. Gladys Jacobson, ribbon. . Three^jjfirs of vegetables Flonmet^'Sampson. 50 cents : second, Glad<?s Jacobson, ribbon : third, Evelyn Angell, ribbon. Best single jar in exhibit (half gallon jar of string beans), Mabel Jîare, Viola, ribbon. Canning demonstration—First. Mos cow team, trophy cup ; second. Potlatch team, ribbon. Rabbit exhibits were made by Charles Cruver, Lewis Bostwick, Clifford Green, and Grover Wilson. In the first First, Potlatch is Away Over. .. POTLATCH.—Potlatch has gone over the top on its subscriptions to the fourth Liberty loan, exceeding its quota bj« $6,450 to date. sThe total amount sub scribed being $42,500 to date and the quota is $36,050. The Boy Scouts have been active in getting subscriptions and have turned in $7,500.