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MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1918. NUMBER 16 VOLUME VIII GERMANY PANIC STRICKEN BY WILSON S REPLY ? "Like a douche of cold water on our hopes of peace" is the way German papers speak of President Wilson's refusal to treat with the kaiser and rejected the offer of an armistice. A panic was caused in German banking and financial circles while throughout the countries of our allies there is the greatest rejoicing over the knowledge that the war is to go on until kaiserism is dead. The United States has redoubled its efforts to get men and munitions to the front and is preparing for a long war. Germany announces that its re sources and men will be mobolized and the draft age limit raised (it is now 66) and Germany will prepare for a bitter war. Everything today points to renewed activities in the fighting with Germany making a last, but desperate stand within her own borders and nowhere is the hope held out that the war will end before 1919. The Germans are still trying "frightfulness" even in their defeat and today renewed the long distance bombardment of the city of Dover, England, across the narrowest part of the English channel, killing a number of civilians. This •will be added to Germany's final account in the last reckoning, when she is completely defeated. * ■WASHINGTON.— Substantial gains on both sides of the Meuse against .. , . » « _. , ä u ,, . ~ _ ,_ , the most stubborn resistance by greatly reemforced enemy forces, is reported by General Pershing' for Tuesday. Reports that for two months the kaiser has wished to abdicate but was prevented from doing so by the German empress are being circulated. Congress appropriated more than six billion dollars to enlarge the war program today and it looks like at least another year of fighting. The tele graphic and cable reports received, today follow. Wilson's Reply Causes Financial Panic in Germany. .LONDON. —-President Wilson's reply to the German peace note produced « "most unfavorable impression" in Berlin, says an Amsterdam dispatch. The publication of the reply was followed by a panic in Berlin banking circles and on the stock exchange. The German supreme command will come to Berlin at the end of the week "to deliberate on mobilization and concentration of the national strength and the raising of the military draft age" is the announcement made. Americans Make Substantial Gains. British Advance Near Lille LONDON.—(Official.) —British patrols gained ground during last night in the Douai-Lille sector, it is officially announced this morning. Belgian King Defeating German Forces. LONDON.—Belgian forces under King Albert are advancing rapidly along the Fortemarck-Thorout road. The fall of the Belgian town of Thorout, the capture of which was prematurely announced unofficially yesterday, is ex pected almost immediately. Weather Conditions Improve and Help Allied Armies. WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FLANDERS.—(By Associated Press.) —Allied armies resumed attacks in Flanders and made noticeable advances »!■ today. Clearing weather has aided the offensive. Cavalry is operating well in advance and is now half way to Thielt and Pittsem. The Belgians stormed and took the town of Bousbecque and are now fighting in the streets of Halluin, south of Menin. They have reached the outskirts of Harlebecke and captured Lichter velde where there was very heavy resistance but this was overcome and the allies are now beyond that town. Thorout Taken by Allies Today. LONDON.—The Belgian city of Thorout, a very important point, was taken by the allies today. The fall of Court Rais is imminent. Germans Bombard Dover—Kill Civilians. * WITH THE FRENCH FORCES IN FLANDERS.—Germans resumed the long range bombardment of Dover on the "straits today. Some civilians Were killed. ,-t£LA - Berlin Admits Continued Retirement. BERLIN.—(Official.)—German forces in Nortyerhn France have with drawn their lines in the district west and southwest of Lille. Renewed American attacks between Argonne and Meuse failed. East of the Meuse the American attacks resulted in engagements which resulted in favor of the Germans. French Aviator Shot by Germans. AMSTERDAM.—Lieutenant Roland G. Garros, noted French aviator who was posted as missing on October 7 after a flight over the German lines, was shot down and killed, October 4, a message from Berlin announces. British Freighter Sunk in Collision. NEW YORK.—The British freighter, Port Philip, was sunk in collision with a United States war vessel in the lower bay. The crew was rescued. - Maximilian to Reply to Wilson's Note. LONDON.—It is expected that Prince Maximilian, German chancellor, Will make a decision today on President Wilson's reply, says a Copenhagen dispatch. German newspapers point out that the president's note had the effect bf a cold douche on German hopes for peace which had been engendered by the first note. Bbttle newspapers comment in sharpest terms, êâÿiflg the president's language has now become excited since he conferred with the allies. French Take Important Village. PARIS.—(Official.)—The French last night captured the village of Acy Romano, within a mile of the important railway junction of Rethel in Cham pagne and made further progress north of Sissone, while between Sissone and Bethel they repulsed violent counter attacks near St. Germain Mont. British Enter Lille. PARIS.—British patrols have entered the southwestern suburbs of Lille, "the most important point held in that section by the Germans who have been defending it desperately. Belgian Cavalry Nearing Thielt. BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN FLANDERS.—Belgian cavalry today is •reported within one mile of the important railway ceirter of Thielt, about T6 miles southwest of Ghent. Czecho-Slovak Revolt in Bohemia. PARIS.—Meetings called by the Czecho-Slovak council at Prague to pro test against exporting food stuffs from Bohemia resulted in a general strike which is developing into a revolt, according to Zurich dispatches. Martial law has been proclaimed throughout the country. German and .Hungarian troops are occupying Prague and other cities. Serbians Take Important Heights. •(■Official.)—Serbian forces advancing north of Nish Sunday »captured on a large front, all of the heights which dominate both banks of the Morava river. LONDON. House Appropriates $6,345,755,,000 For War. WASHINGTON.—The military deficiency bill carrying $6,346,755,000 Tor an enlarged war program was reported to the house by the appropriations committee today. The house gave immediate consideration to the military deficiency bill. Leaders said the measure will be passed tomorrow. American Casualties, 837. There are 837 names in the American casualty lists issued today. The list issued for morning papers follows: Killed in action, 68; missing in action, 34; wounded severely, 182; died ■of wounds, 31; died of accident and other t causes, 1; died of disease, 26; •died from aeroplane accident, 1; wounded, degree undetermined, 67; wounded slightly, 1; total, 401. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 62; missing in action, 35; wounded se verely, 182; died of wounds, 31; died from accident and other causes, 4; •died Of disease, 26; wounded in action, degree undetermined, 106; total, 436. Idaho's Roll of Honor. Three Idaho soldiers are named in today's casualty lists, supreme sacrifice and one is severely wounded. Floyd R. Ravis, of Midvale, Idaho, died of disease; Logan H. Bennett, of Two made the ONLY ONE-FIFTH OF MEN EX PECTED YESTERDAY ARRIVED —OTHERS COME TODAY Only about sixty of the 300 soldiers expected here from Idaho and Wyom ing reached Moscow yesterday. These came from points in Idaho and none of the Wyoming men reached Mos cow. The university authorities have not been notified why the entire 300 are rt 0 a a ioss V to°undeïst d a U nd unies* 1 be that the influnez^ sUuaUon pre vented many of them from coming. Those wno arrived yesterday came mostly from north Idaho counties, and the south Idaho contingent may reach here tonight or tomorrow morning, Nothing has been heard from any those who were to arrive nor were the university authorities notified that they would not be here as scheduled. The nonarrival of the men is not unwelcome, however, for it gives more time to prepare for them. There such a shortage of help that the work of preparing th« buildings necessary for their accommodation has been de layed. Yesterday morning the work of preparing the kitchen and mess hall at the plant of the Idaho Na tional Harvester company, where these men are to be f edj was no nearly done. Not a table had been prepared nor had the range and cook ing equipments been completed. Yet supper was served there to the 60 men who arrived during the day. The work of completing the kitchen and mess hall was almost phenomenal. While it Is not entirely complete suf ficient progress has been made to guarantee proper feeding of the men there, although the entire equipment is not in place. The barracks, which were entirely bare yesterday morning, had cots and equipment for 200 men in place last night and the 60 who arrived slept comfortably in the new building. A large hot air furnace in the center of the building made it quite com fertable. Today all is hurry and bustle in this building, and more cots are being fitted up. Lieutenant Bleamaster, former athletic director of the Uni versity of Idaho, is in charge here and is getting things rapidly into shape. By tomorrow everything here, excepting the plumbing will be com plete. It will be several days before the last of the lavatories are in place and the shower baths all in readi ness for use. ' The new arrivals are working like Trojans to help get their quarters* in shape and to get located. Great stacks of army blankets and uiforms are piled in the officers' headquarters in this building and are issued as re quired. • Great care is being exercised to prevent any cases of influenza reach ing the university. Last night the kitchen at the harvester plant was not prepared to cook the entire sup per for the men so food was cooked at the mess halls at the university and brought to the harvester plant. There is not a single case of influenza among the 600 men at the university I ■ and the authorities were taking no chances of them being exposed by permitting the new arrivals, who may have been exposed to the disease en route to Moscow, to eat at the uni versity. The men who have arrived all have a "clean bill of health" but as they come from many points and some of them have traveled long dis tances it was feared they might have come in contact with the disease and the greatest care is being taken to keep them from the men at the uni versity Who are in quarantine. The men are given a physical examina tion upon arrival here* Despite the hurry arid bustle of getting the new quarters ready and getting located in their quarters, the young men all seem cheerful and en thusiastic. Every one is anxious to "get a chance to go to the front" and all are hoping that premature peace will not be made with Germany. Bul letins about the war are eagerly scan ned by the new arrivals. Moscow women presented the mess hall with a lot of canned fruits and jellies and today the men issued a* SECRETARY BAKER APPEALS TO PUT THE LOAN OVER f BAN FRANCISCO, Cal.—To Commanding Officer, S. A. T. G., U. of L, Moscow, Idaho. Following telegram from the War Department, dated Octob er 14, repeated for necessary action: "Following telegram has been received: There never was a more critical time in the history of the war than the present. Overseas American valor and efficiency are carrying the bann» of triumphant democracy with sistless force toward German soil. The ardor of the fighting line must not be cooled and the wonderful incentive and spirt of our soldiers must not be dulled by any failure to carry the fourth Liberty loan victoriously the top. The people at home must show that they are as resolute as the soldiers at the front are brave. No influence is so potent in its stimulating effect on the people of our country as the example of the men with the colors. re over Let every American soldier and every American officer do his duty not only by subscribing himself but by urging those at home to subscribe. BAKER, (Secretary of War)." in Albion, Idaho, died of accident and Charles B. Billups, of Nezperce, is re ported severely wounded. for vote of thanks to the women of Mos cow for the delicacies which were greatly appreciated. * COUNTY GALLS SO three da y® of next week - calling 35 each for Monday and Tuesday, Oc-j tober 21 and 22 and 20 for Wednes day, October 23. The list ot those called follows. They must appear for physical examination Dn the dates mentioned. List Called for October 21st. Fred Christensen, Spokane, Wash, Harry Hermiston, Palouse, Wash. Charles Virgil Maxfield, Moscow. D. W. Burfie|d, Spring Valley, Minn Edward Merica, Tacoma, Wash. Guy Edgar Harris, Moscow. Earl Berry, Moscow. Edward A. Mordhorst, Moscow. Antonia Petrone, St. Paul, Minn. Elmer Paine Thurston, Moscow. George Albert Pecard, Glengary. Ross Benrod Reeder, Moscow. Merritt Vernon Penwell, Moscow. Lawrence Peter Warneke, Moscow. Lee Leo Jaborra, Moscow. Clarence Floyd O'Neil, Moscow. Colonel McIntyre, Moscow. Thomas Shea, Moscow. Philip Lettenmaier, Moscow. George Dewey Edwards, Moscow. Gilbert Kilde, Moscow. John William Comstock, Moscow. Edward Henry Davidson, Moscow.' Posy Wedle, Moscow. John Lebori Fairfield, Dent. Thomas M- Wright, Moscow. John ReidséWû, Holland, Mich. Albert Benj. Root, Moscow. Clarence Franklin Bost, Moscow. Daniel Erwin Whitcomb, Potlatch. Wallace Wm. Whitcomb, Potlatch, Angelo Minato, Potlatch. Anton Walser, Palouse, Wash. Sam Piccolo, Potlatch. Aubrey E. Greer, Palouse, Wash. List Called for October 22. Chas. Walter West, Potlatch. Norman Leslie Lamb, Denver, Colo. William Ray Nolan, Garfield. Ernest Thos. Kirkpatrick, Garfield, Waldo E. Terteling, Potlatch. David Dewey Boyer, Potlatch. Lester Layton, Potlatch. Herbert Floyd Cone, Potlatch. Emil Potlatch. THIRTY-FIVE EACH TO TAKE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION MONDAY AND TUESDAY The local draft board has called 90 more men for examination the first Clarence Roy Elsea, Potlatch. William B. Newman, Potlatch. Clarence H. Burrows, Potlatch. Henry A. Fredevickson, Potlatch, Isac Everett Smith, Potlatch. Thorval Henry Johnson, Potlatch. George Baduke, Potlatch. Paneote P. Cholacoff, Potlatch. Harry Lee Roach, Potlatch. George Anshutz, Potlatch. Henry A. Swanson, Potlatch. Bernard Edw. O'Reilly, Potlatch. William S. Starner, Potlatch. George Kelsey Moody, Potlatch. Will Henry West, Potlatch. Archibald Earl Johnson, Potlatch. Alvin P. Egan, Potlatch. William Edw. Schmidt, Potlatch. John Roscoe Jones, Potlatch. Chas. Theo. Humiston, Potlatch. John Henry Schmidt, Potlatch. Marvin Wm. Gilliam, Potlatch. Robert B. Swadener, Moscow. John Rubin Brood, Moscow. Vernon Theo. Lindquist, Moscow. | Henry Olson, Moscow. ' List Called for October 23. Mirt Hunmphreys, Moscow. Harry Martin Mortensen, Moscow. Joshua Arthur Holden, Moscow. Philip Showalter, Moscow. Albert Wery, Moscow, Wilfred Chas. Bleamaster, Moscow. James Wm. Fowler, Juliaetta. Charles Robt. Moore, Spokane, Wn. Marion E. Porter, Juliaetta. Walter Thomas Bumpass, Genesêé. John O'Reilly, Potlatch. Hugh Ross Abel, Moscow. Charles Malloy, Potlatch. Carl Mon/oe Smith, Juliaetta. John Harvey Flowers, Moscow. Dell Morris, Potlatch. Francis Edmund Kerby, Moscow. Jacob William Briscoe, Orangeville. William Howard Hamilton, Nampa. George Chas. Dissault, Pocatello. I ; H CO I » BOND SLACKERS I COUNTY COUNCIL OF DEFENSE GOES AFTER THOSE WHO TAKE - -^_QUOfA | Two men who had not taken their i quota of the fourth Liberty loan were called before the county council of defense last night to explain why. Frank Clarke, wealthy retired farmer who has been acting as special police man in Moscow, was the first man "on the carpet." Mr. Clarke stated that he owns 350 acres of land worth ! at a conservative estimate, $100 per acre, and a house in town which cost him $1300 and he has $600 in the bank and does not owe a dollar. He had taken $260 of the third loan, had taken none of the first or second and refused to take his quota of $800 of the fourth loan. He took half of it ($400) and thought that was enough, He announced that he "would not go in debt to buy bonds." The committee voted unanimously in favor of requir- I ing Mr. Clarke to take the full quota assessed against him. Several mem bers of the council thought it much too low. Sigman Coleman, who acknowledg ed that he owns 660 acres of land and a town residence worth $3,500 and has $1000 in the bank and owes no debts, had taken none of the first, second or third loans and only re cently took $100 of the fourth loan, His quota had been fixed at $400, which he refused to take, but offered to take another $100 worth of the fourth loan. When the committee an nounced that his quota had been raised from $400 to $1500 Mr. Coleman, who occupied the "witness stand" turned a sickly greenish yellow color and after gulping a few times almost shouted: "My God, men I can't do that. I just can't take that much, In checking up Mr. Coleman's wealth (He refused to give any in formation as to the value of his land and the committee had to approxi mate the value which was finally placed at $40 per acre, which was re it decided i . GALLED TO ACCOUNT as very was that Mr. Coleman's assessment of $1500 was too high and it was placed at $800. He protested bitterly against this assessment. Mr. Coleman claim ed he has given $10 to the Red Cross, Mr, Clarke took his full assessment this morning, making $800 that he has taken of the fourth loan and $250 of the third. Today he is enthusiastic ally helping the committee to "round up" others who have not taken their full quotas. Ivan Williams, driver of a dray, was called before the committee for having made derogatory remarks about the Red Cross. He was severely reprimanded and told to be more care ful in the future. n LIVESTOCK PRICES SHOWING DECLINE PORTLAND STOCK YARDS RE PORT HEAVY BUSINESS WITH LOWER PRICES &> . Portland Union 1 Stock Yards.—The arrivals of .cattle and calves at the North Portland Union Stock Yards were 1300 head. There is a better feeling in the cattle division today trading is good and prices have an upward tendency. Quotations: Prime steers, $12.00-13.00; good to choice steers, $11.00-12.00; medium to good steers, $9.75-11.00; fair to medium steers, $8.25-9.2&j common to fair steers, $6.00-8.00; choice cows and heifets, $8.00-9.00; Medium to good cows and heifers, $6.00-7.25; fair to medium cows and heifers,, $ö.00-6. 00; canners, $3.00-4.00; bulls, $5.00-7.00; calves, $9.00-12.00; stockers and feed 2900 sheep and lambs arrived over Sunday. Trading in the sheep alleys slow but prices are holding steady | quoted: Prime lambs $12.00- I 13.60; fair to medium lambs, $9.00 | 11.00; yearlings, $10.00-11.00; weth-i ers, $9.00-10.00; ewes, $6.50-9.00. ers. $6.00-8.00. With a liberal run of 2400 hogs the market today the market shows a decline of 15 to 26 cents. A large number of stock hogs are coming and the average weight of all the hogs falls short of previous shipments. Quotation« are: Prime mixed, $17.90 18.00; medium mixed, $17.50-17.75; rough heavies, $16.90-17.00; $15.00-16.00; bulk, $17.75-18.00. on Pigs, DISTRICT JUDGE RESIGNS TO ENTER S. A. T. C. Judge Carl Davis of the Boise district resigned the judgeship to become a soldier. Mr. Davis arrived in Moscow ! yesterday expecting to take a month's training here, but he is to be sent on to camp at once. Mr. and Mrs* Davis were students at the university' twenty years ago. Mrs. Davis, formerly' Inez j Herbert, is now in Washington, D, C, the civil service. Mr. Davis is trying a commission. Latah county is still far below her quota in the fourth Liberty loan. Up to last night, with Troy and Bovill not having reported for many days, the sales within the county totalled $668,500, of which Moscow had taken $310,500. This leaves Moscow with $89,600 to raise to meet her quota and the county, outside of Moscow, must raise $142,000 to meet its quota. The çounty's quota is $800,000, of which Moscow has half. Jerome j Day> the mining magnate> w hose home is in Moscow, took $30, 000 worth of bonds unconditionally yesterday. Mr. Day had offered to take $30,000 worth provided the county came within $30,000 of its quota. Harry Whittier, cashier of the Mos cow State Bank, to take $30,000 worth of the bonds, regardless of what the county did. With four more days in which to raise, the county and city's quota the committee redoubled its efforts today, It is "going after" S. Coleman, who was before the council of defense last night but what action will be taken i s not made public. H. H. Simpson, county chairman, declares that the city of Moscow "can, must and will raise its quota" and expresses con fidence that the city will "go over the top" before Saturday night, | s no t so sanguine about the county outside of Moscow, but is working bard to secure the amount asked of '*' this county. Yesterday he authorized He Following are the subscribers and, the amounts they have taken since the last list was published. This is for Moscow, only. The list follows: Clayton, Joseph E. Gossett, Richard C. McGuire, John E. (Add) Bielenberg, B. H. (Add). Olson, Henry . Byers^ Ed. Schumacker, J. W. Edgett, Ruth M. Gemmill, E. J. Langdon, G. J. (Add)... Suppiger, Eleanor B. ... Eggan, S. Etta . Reeder, Ross R. Deesten, Chris. J. Sletto, Ole .. Wood, Mae . Price, Mrs. Margaret ... Nichols, Elmer D. Odenborg, Oscar A. $ 50 60 100 100 60 50 60* 50 250 160 20CK 50 260 300 400 60 100 1000 50 Gustafson, Alfred . Clark, F. A. (Add). Dowdy, E. M.. Knudson, Martin . Bolding, James .1. Dahlquist, E. Albright, G. F . Hoover, Amy B. Pattison, Mae K. Sten, L. &> Son . Stallings, E. Peasley, Dewey . Mulalley, Michael . Naylor, J. L. (Add) .... Pitzen. Fred S. Hill, W. H. Goodwin, Thos. Washburn, M. E. Dygert, Phoebe . Weber, Hulda (Add) ... Martin, H. D. McDowell, John R. Hall, Margaret L. Collins, 1. L.•. Moerder, Roy R. Yarbor, A. Rogers, Thomas H. Daniels, James . Snow, Chester. Christoffers, Chris. Roberts, Lester N. Proounier, D. L. Estes, Willis A< ... Quaîey, K. C. Keith, H". M. Fleiger, Charles . 100 150 150 100 " 200 200 ... 100 50 100 200 100 60 100 500 250 50 50 300 50 100 400 200 100 150 100 200 300 100 300 100 60 Sir* ■50 Clarke, Mrs. J. N. 1 Adair, W. A. 400 Summeri'ield, Mrs. Charles....- 60 j Yates, J. W. (Add) .... | Bowers, Chas. E. ..... j GritiriJin, Chas. L. .. 8000 ! Semmes, Marie . Trimble, Fay . i Hughes, Harriet ...... j Walters, Bessie . ' Stelz, Mrs. Ida . Stelz, Peter . Stelz, Louis . Smith, H. R. (Add) ... Richard, Mrs. James H. 100 I Miller, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. 150 Kimberling, S. G . McElroy, Corliss . Doyle, Percy R. Canham, John . Childers, Lulu B... Coverdale, Mr. and Mrs. A. N... 600 Coverdale, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. (Additional) . Davidson, Chas L. Frazee, A. A. and Milton Harper, Earl F . Hofer, Philip A. Johnson, Roy O. Lee, Andrew . Lee, Rasmuss O. Leu, G. H. Litch, Glenn A. MacCaughey, Chas, (Add) .... 200 McCoy, Chas. Miller, F. G. (Add) Nisbit, Maggie J. . Peterson, Conrad .. Swanson, Ole . 50" 60 50 50 60 -Vii* 60 60 60 200 60 SO 50 60 300 300 100 100 50 500 160 50 50 60 100 60 60 50 60 50 150 60 60 100 Mrs. E. T. Driskill and daughter, Bertram, who have been visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Clark, left this morning for Seattle to join Mr. Driskill. who is engaged in war work on the coast.