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r The Daily Star-Mirror n* VOLUME Vin MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918 • NUMBER 11 GERMANS DROWN 600 WHILE ASKING PEACE The kaiser has called all of the sovereigns of German states to meet in Berlin to consider President Wilson's reply to the German peace note. The reichstag has been summoned to meet tomorrow to take up the ques tion of peace and formulate an answer to the president's note. * In the meantime the allies are smashing the western front and the Ger man army of 260,000 men is in complete rout with the British, French American, Belgian and Italian forces crowding them forward toward the German frontier. It is not believed the German defensive lines can hold ■out much longer and a general retreat all along the line is expected almost daily. In the United States preparations are going forward with a rush as if "the war were expected to last for years. Announcement is made that more than 1,900,000 American troops have been sent to France and that the war department is preparing to send two million more. Fallowing are the telegraphic and cable dispatches received today. Kaiser Calls Council to Consider Peace Plans. AMSTERDAM.—Emperor William of Germany, has summoned the sov ereigns of all German federal states to Berlin for a consultation before answering President Wilson's note, according to a dispatch from Cologne. Such a conference is unique in German history. Americans and British Take More Towns. LONDON.—(Official.)—Americans operating with the British southeast of Cambrai last night completed the capture of Vaux-Andigny and St. Houp let. The river Selle was crossed by the British north of Le Chateau. Fight ing is going on in the eastern section of that town. Immediately east of Cambrai the British have reached the outskirts of v the village of St. Vaast and St. Aubert. French and Italians Take Important Points. PARIS. —(Official.)—The French last night advanced in the region north of the Aisne and captured the towns of Chivy and Moulins and then pushed heyond these points. Italian forces have reached a point south of Courtecon on the Chemins des Dames which highway the French gained possession of as far as the heights of Cerny-en-Laonndis. In Champagne the French have crossed the river Suippe and gained a footing between St. Etienne and Boalt-sur-Suippe as well as Warmeriville and Vandetre and St. Masms. Farther east the French pursuing the Germans who are in full retreat have made great gains. On the front west of Argonne forest the French infantry have captured Semide and Mont St. Martin. The French also stormed Corbon and Erieres. Kaiser Opposed Peace Proposal Made to Wilson. LONDON.—Chancellor Maximilian's peace proposal was made in direct j opposition to Emperor William's views, according to a neutral who left Germany a few days ago. Americans Started Drive Before Daylight. WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, Noon, today.—Heavy artillery firing west of the Meuse began early. The Ameri cans started action before daylight. a bardment. Fires in many towns behind the German lines are believed to have been started by American shell fire. German Situation on West Front Growing Desperate. LONDON.—Battle front advices indicate that it 'is virtually certain the Germans will have to evacuate S. Gobian forests almost immediately. The Germans are now evacuating Chemin des Dames under pressure of the converging attacks west and south of it. The Hunding line behind Laon and between the two rivers Serre and Soissonne has been turned, making the German situation in the Laon area most desperate. In Champagne the French and Ameriacns have joined hands north of Argonne in Grandpre gap and occupied Grandpre station while patrols en tered the town itself. On the river Meuse the Americans cleared out a pocket in the direction of Sivry which held them up a long time. Will Send 4,000,000 Americans to France. WASHINGTON.—American troops sent overseas have now passed the 1,900,000 mark, General March, chief of staff announced today. The present is no time to hang back, General March said in appealing to the country to support the fourth Liberty loan. He said the nation's maximum resources and men and money must be hurled at the Hun to make victory certain. While the movement of soldiers overseas is continuing the war depart ment is preparing another 2,000,000 men to follow the first 2,000,000. department has asked congress for $8,000,000,000 to carry out this program. General March said the Ninety-first division, composed of Alaska, Wash ington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Utah national army is still in American training areas. Germans Take Archbishop Prisoner. ON THE BRITISH FRONT IN FRANCE.—(By Havas News Agency.)— Monsignor Chollet, archbishop of Cambrai, was carried away by the Ger mans when they evacuated Cambrai. Allies Demolish Remnants of German Defense Lines. PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)—The British continued to advance today under favorable conditions and captured St. Hilaire lez Cambrai, Avesnes and St. Aubert. Many prisoners were taken and much booty captured. North of Rheims the French are holding both banks of the Suippe and have captured Berticourt. The Italian and French forces, working together, have captured Court econ, Troyon and South Laon. . The Americans have completed the work of cleaning up the Argonne 'forest. Not a German remains in the wooded area this afternoon. American Casualties 844. There are 844 names in today's casualty lists, which includes 18 in the Marine corps. One Idaho boy, Clifford Borden, of Hazelton, Idaho, is named among the severely wounded. The list issued for morning papers follows: Kjll ed in action, 91; missing in action, 28; wounded severely, 200; died ^fevounds, 62; died from accident and other causes, 6; died of disease, 29; eQp'om aeroplane accident, 3; prisoners, 6; total, 426. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 91; missing in action, 37; wounded se verely, 170; died of wounds, 62; died of accident and other causes, 4; died of disease, 29; wounded slightly, 2; prisoners, 6; total 401. Marine Cjrps Casualties.—Killed in action, 14; wounded in action, se verely, 2; missing in action, 2; total, 18. The fr di INFLUENZA SITUATION Moscow has no cases of Spanish in fluenza, so far as known, and the most rigid enforcement of regulations to prevent the disease from becoming established here have been ordered by the authorities, must be private and no assemblages of people except in the schools, will be permitted. The proclamation by the city health officer, Dr. W. A. Adair, elsewhere in this issue tells what must be done in Moscow. This city is fortunate in escaping the disease so far. Spokane has more than 100 cases and "has had several Even funerals deaths. Colfax has 14 cases, it is reported and has had one death. The county fair at Colfax was not held this week although everything was in readiness for it, but the influenza caused the closing of the fair, a great event for Whitman county. Pullman has 25 cases and the churches, schools, pool halls, lodges, and Washington State College has been closed. All classes have been dismissed. The question of holding ooen air drills and training for the men of the S. A. T. C. at Pullman was left to the discretion of the army AND 600 LIVES ARE LOST DUBLIN.—It is believed that 600 lives were lost in the sinking of the mail steamer Leinster by a torpedo in the Irish sea yesterday. Only about 150 of those on board are reported saved. officers. It is to avoid such a situa tion here that the rigid enforcement of the rules forbidding meetings in Moscow are being urged. Endicott, west of Colfax, has many cases and has had two deaths from the disease. Spokane closes all pub lic places including the schools and is fighting a spread of the disease with all available means. Mayor Truitt says that the schools will be permitted to continue as long as it is not regarded as dangerous for them to do so, but if it becomes necessary to close the schools this will be done. PLANNING PICNIC OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST IN IDAHO'S GREAT EDUCATION AL INSTITUTION The young women of the university and members of the Faculty club are eagerly looking forward to the Co-ed picnic, which is to be given next Satur day afternoon by the Home Economics girls. All those who are expecting to attend arc requested to meet at Riden baugh hall at 2:00 p. m. From there they will be taken to the ^mountains in cars. A fee of 25 cents will be charged. As a safeguard against the spreading of disease, Lieutenant Kotalek has issued an order that all lights be put out and that there be perfect quiet in all student residences after 10 ;30 p. m. ; also that | there be non-attendance at any public Miss Ruth Coffee, who was. called home by the death of her brother, re turned to the university yesterday. Miss Coffee is a pledge member of the Gam ma Phi Beta sorority. PATRIOTIC WINDOW j _ „ .*—:—:— „ .... . j One of the best pieces of patriotic window dressing seen in Moscow is Lnat of the Hub store on west Main street. One of the large snow win clows is decorated witn the national colors and Liberty loan emblems, that are strikingly arranged and attract a great deal of attention. The appeal to buy bonds is so great in this dis that it cannou nelp having a good etlect in stimulating the purenase ot bonds. The work is artistic and ap pealing. , HUB STORE HAS FINE 4 J. J. DAY OFFERS * MOSC ;■ Stock Bring High Prices. The Harry Skattaboe sale netted $2578.70. A span of gray horses were sold for $382.00 to James Dye. A span of bays brought $354 from John Ott. One yearling colt sold for $100 j to Clifford Olson. A cow sold for , v<)4. I j 4' * 4• 'S* 4> 4» 4* 4" 4* 4* 4 1 4* v JV $30,000 ❖ I 4^ : Jerome J. Day has doubled the 4« I 4* offer he made to Latah county 4* j 4" and Moscow in the third Liberty "s' I Ho offers to take $30,000 4* [ 4* worth of bonds of the fourth 4* 4* Liberty loan if that sum will 4* j 4* complete Moscow's and Latah 4> j 4- county's quota. He has author- 4 1 \ 4* ized Harry Whittier, cashier of 4 1 1 4- the Moscow State Bank, to take 4* j 4* $30,000 worth of the bonds for 4* 4* and county come within $30,000 4 1 4* of their quota Mr. Day will make ■> 4' up the remainder. This is a* 4* strong incentive to reach the 4* 4* goal and the committee is going 4* 4* to urge every one who has not 4* 4* taken bonds to do so at once and 4 1 4* those who have subscribed to 4 1 4; take mere bonds, increasing their 4 4- subscriptions so that the town 4* 4 1 and county may not be disgraced 4 1 by failing to meet their quotas. 4 > •pB&t2,^*£«a|*4l««|B>|>^*2i4 a 4*4 > 4 > 4 > 4" 4> •v 4- loan. 4 1 him if the conditions are met. 4> This means that if the town 4 1 4 Sick Man of Europe i • < i % i I \\N a i . I I Ü r. m Wm. h "7 m -if ■fH 9 m a ■ m (T mb. iïi i (CopTrUM WAR FOR FREEDOM IDAHO TOWN PUT THE KAISER AND HIS ALLIES ON THE TOBOGGAN SLIDE Some are inclined to give the credit for winning the war to General Foch; others give the United States the credit and there are others who claim that all of the nations engaged in fighting the kaiser and his allies are entitled to equal credit. But it has just been learned that an Idaho coun ty council of defense is really res ponsible for putting the skids under the kaiser and starting the stampede for peace. To Lewiston, Idaho the Credit Belongs And here is how it happened. Lew iston has a wise council of defense. It is not only wise but patriotic and studious. It got together and studied the situation. It saw a way to win the war and, without a flourish of trumpets or the tinkling of brass, it went to work quietly to win the war and it succeeded. 'Gasoline. That was the keynote to the situation. Cut off gasoline and the war would be ended. So an or der was issued that no gasoline was to be sold on Sunday. No notice was given the public. The order was issued Saturday night that no gasoline would be sold, no work done on automobiles, no auto mobile accessories would be sold from midnight, Saturday, until midnight, Sunday. A resident of an adjoining state reached Lewiston Sunday evening in his car. He was nearly out of gaso line. He wanted to come to Moscow, j ie had n0 £ en ough gasoline to dimb the Lew iston grade to Union £ 0wn w here a supply could be ob billed. He pleaded with the man a „ ers 0 f several Lewiston garages, but in vain- They were f irm i n their resolution to help win the war. "The f e( j era | government has forbidden us £ 0 se j| g aso ijne on Sunday and we canno t take any chances" was the stereotyped answer to the pleas for jr aso jj n e ë But one garage manager, wiser than the others, solved the problem. "Wait until midnight and we will sell you all the supplies you want," he said. . There was nothing else to do. The man waited until the clock struck 12, secured a supply of gasoline and came on to Moscow. He had to be here Monday morning. He was not unpatriotic, but he did not under stand that by waiting a few hours for his gasoline he would be an instru ment in winning the war, but he wait ed. He got his gasoline and drove north, pondering on the wisdom of the Lewiston council of defense. But he saw that these men were "wise beyond their day and genera tion." In a few days (just long enough for the news of the action of the Lewiston council of defense to reach Bulgaria) word came that Bul garia had surrendered uncondition ally. It took a few days longer for the word to reach Turkey, but when the Turks learned that no gasoline was sold in Lewiston until after mid night, peace offers were sent to the allies. Austria would not believe that Lewiston had done this_ and is still investigating and when it learns that it is a fact, that the traveler had to wait until after midnight for his gas there can be no doubt that Austria will _ surrender. Even the kaiser is considering abdicating. Great is Lewiston. All honor to her and her council of defense. LATAH COUNTY STILL LACKS $388,TOO OF HER QUOTA t + + 4 , + , ! , + + + + + t + + t + + OFFICIAL NOTICE * ♦ + + Notice is hereby given to all + 4» persons concerned that because ♦ + of an epidemic form of Spanish + 4* influenza having made its appear- 4> 4* ance in localities near Moscow, if + 4* not in the city, therefore, for ♦ 4> civic and military reasons, and * 4 1 also in compliance with the of- 4* ♦ ficial order of the state board 4' 4> of health; it is hereby ordered ♦ + that all public assemblages and 4* ♦ places of amusement, except pri- 4 1 4* vate and public schools, are pro- 4* 4* hibited from meeting, or operat- 4» + ing, on and after Friday, Octob- 4* ♦ er 11, 1918, until further order. + Dated at Moscow, Idaho, Oc- ♦ 4* tober 11, 1918. 4 . + 4* W. A. ADAIR 4* City Health Officer 4« 4>*4 + 4 l *4 , * + 4*t4t4 + t + IDAHO STUDENTS WILL BUY BONDS GOVERNOR ALEXANDER TELLS SPOKANE NEWSPAPER OF PATRIOTISM SHOWN HERE Each of the 600 members of the students' army training corps at the University of Idaho voluntarily pledged himself to buy a $50 Liberty bond next pay day, when reviewed on the university campus yesterday by Governor Moses Alexander of Idaho, who was at the Davenport last night. Others of the student body and members of the also agreed to purchase bonds and Gover nor Alexander estimates that the subscriptions from the institution will reach nearly $50,000. "It was one of the most inspiring things that I ever witnessed when the soldier-students in a body an nounced their intention to subscribe, to the Liberty loan," said Governor Alexander. "These men are not only giving their time to the government for but a small remuneration as com pared to that they could command in other lines of work, but they are also offering their lives as well. It seems to me that such a demonstration of loyalty to country should induce pri vate citizens of means to respond more generously to the nation's ap peal for financial aid."—Spokesman Review. CALLED BY DEATH MRS. MARY STRATTON DIED AT EARLY HOUR THIS MORNING —PR1YATE FUNERAL Mrs. Mary N. Stratton died at her home on South Jefferson this morn ing at 7:30. Mrs. Stratton was eighty two years of age and was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was certainly a pioneer having come to Idaho about forty years ago. Her husband has been dead about twenty years. She leaves a brother, Henry Mc Gregor of Moscow, who is also a pioneer, having located as a home stead, part of the present site of Moscow; also a sister, Mrs. M. C. True of Colfax and two brothers and one sister in the east. Her funeral will fcs private at Grice's undertak ing parlors at two o'clock on Friday, but there will be a service at the grave where all friends are invited. This arrangement is necessary on ac count of the order prohibiting public gatherings. Rev. H. O. Perry of the Methodist church will conduct the services. 29 SOLDIERS LEFT FOR SOUTH TODAY FOUR GO TO CAMP HANCOCK AND 25 TO CAMP McARTHUR —LEFT AT 3:06 P. M. Twenty-nine of the men who have been at the University of Idaho for the i past eight weeks left, today for Georgia, Four of them went to Camp Hancock j and the other 25 went to Camp Me Arthur, where they will be engaged in I special war work for some time. The \ men left over the Northern Pacific at j 3:06 this afternoon, going via Spokane, j Sergeant John Myers and wife were I entertained at luncheon at noon today ! by Mrs. Anna Warnecke, who had the | table and the dining room decorated in ; the national colors. Sergeant Meyer- ' gocs to Camp Hancock. Mrs. Myers will remain in Moscow for the winter or Until her husband is located definitely j'at some point when she will join him. Will Latah county raise her quota in the fourth Liberty loan drive or will the county, the city and the university be disgraced ? These questions are worrying more than one head in Moscow and Latah county. When the last reports were footed up the county lacked $388,700 of having its quota raised and most of the large subscriptions were in. Mark P. Miller today gave $10.000, which gave the drive a big boost and places Moscow well above 50 per cent of her quota, but outside of Moscow the county is a little below 50 per cent. Reports have not been received from several outside towns for several days and none reported for yesterday. When these reports are received it is believed they will add much to the county's total. Jerome J. Day has offered $30,000 if the county raises its quota, and with this inducement the committee is going to work harder than ever. The sales since the last list was pub lished, with names of buyers and amounts taken, follow : Mark P. Miller Milling Co... .$10,000.00 T. J. Mavnard . John E. Hall. Ed. Beard .. Alfred Schedin ... D. H. Vanderpool. James Nifong . John Hansen . Einar Thompson . Mrs. H. L. Haynes. Nils BJorklund . Elmer F. Anderson. John A. Anderson . John H. Hudson. R. T. Heiland . W. A. Nelson . Harry and Henry Hattan.... Mrs. Theodore Mortensen.... C. W, Brown .. T. A. Brown . Robert Lundquist . 1. P. Thompson . N. A. Nelson . 100.00 200.00 50.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 250.00 200.00 50.00 150.00 50.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 100.00 500.00 50.00 500.00 200.00 H. O. Field . Andrew Ahrahamson . Thomas Ahrahamson . Nelson A. Cooper. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wood.... Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Crowley. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cole. John J. Jacksha, Jr. Dorothy Taylor . Glen Higgins .. George M. Miller . Willard H. Eller. A. E. Evans . Fred Murphy, Jr. M. F. Angel . J. Hugo Johnson . Carl M. Smith . Isabelle Stevens ............. Fred Skog-. I. E. Gray . G W. Suppiger . Lyle Drury .. John Randall, Jr. Chas. Peterson . O. A. Olson . M. W. Morse . Annie M. Morse . Chas. Crowe . Don Piper . Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Boemeke.. Earl S. Barton . Mrs. E. E. Calkins. May Calkins Nessly . Dcssie R. Barrows. Mary E. Bartley. T. W. Bartley . Alva Blaylock . J. E. Blaylock . Nels Brood. Flovd Cox . Robert H. Cox . Floyd W. Gail . R. TTodgins . E N. Humphrey . Elizabeth A. Keane . Teman Kjarstad . Harold Lenhard . O. McCarter . John Olson . Olaf Paulson . Flovd Peasley . Air. and Mrs. Joseph C. Pierce. L. Olive Rayburn. C. E Schuh . Win. Staples . W. A. Van Tilborg. H. P. Bakkenson . Mrs. C. C. Brown. Rav Carter . Wm. Crew . W. J. Humphrey . Ethel Jones._. Theodore Lundquist . Ralph Duke Patterson. Wade Alexander Patterson... vile Patterson....... 100.00 50.00 100.00 50.00 500.00 150.00 500.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 300,00 100.00 300.00 50.00 500.00 200.00 100.00 200.00 50.00 300.00 400,00 50,00 100,00 50.00 50.00 200.00 200.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 100.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 200.00 500,00 50.00 ">00 00 ■ 50.00 100.00 200,00 900 00 50.00 50.00 300.00 50.00 150.00 100.00 200.00 200.00 50.00 150.00 200 00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00- 50.00 100.00 100.00 50.00 100.00 200.00 100.00 50.00 $ ' Wm Ida Perry . J. G, Vennigerholz ... F, E Ankenev. L. Beardsley .. .san L. J. Fogle .. H. Kalinouwski .... . Roy Moore . Joseph Van Buskirk . BANKS WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW AS USUAL _ ciderl to remain open tomorrow ( Si.tur day) despite the fact that it is a legal holiday and help those who want to buy '-ends. The law makes tomorrow a holi day in Idaho. President Wilson has asked that it he made a holiday every where. But Moscow hankers want to see the fourth Liberty loan quota raised and will deny themselves the holiday and remain open as usual to help the farmers who come to town buy, bonds, T ' - " 't ihefn do this in vain. Go to the bank and take more bonds tomorrow, Moscow and Latah county are far bc low their quota. Do your duty tomor The three hanks of Moscow have de row !