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The Daily Star-Mirror
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:
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.
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
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
Over two thousand additional prisoners are reported taken in this action
by the Americans.
British and Americans Crowd Fleeing Germans.
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
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
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
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

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. ♦
A meeting was held last night in the
Red Cross rooms for the purpose of
taking measures to combat the Spanish
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
• 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.' "
I— I— I—I—I——I- 4*
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."
♦ 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' > " +
+ + + + + + + +
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.
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 .
2 , 000.00
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,
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
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.

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