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The Daily Star-Mirror
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1918 MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO VOLUME VIII NUMBER 18 ALLIES ARE DRIVING HUNS FROM BELGIUM Driven, like hunted foxes, the German forces are rushing out of Belgium and northern France, closely pursued by the allies who are taking thousands of prisoners and much ammunition, many guns and large supplies of stores. The Germans are preparing to flood eastern Belgium in hopes of cutting off their pursuers and gaining time in which to escape back to Germany. Austria announces that a change in government is to be made on a fed eralized basis and it is believed that both Austria and Germany are preparing their internal affairs to accept the terms of the allies. German socialists gathered in Under den Linden, Berlin's great thorough fare, and sang the French national anthem and tried to attack the palace of the kaiser. German soldiers are said to be revolting and posting placards denouncing the kaiser, the crown prince, Ludendorff and Hindenberg. Everywhere the allied forces are making steady gains. Lille, the largest city the Germans had taken in their four years of war, has been retaken by the allies who also have Ostend, Zeebrugge and Bruges. Many towns and cities that have been held by the Germans since the autumn of 1914 are again in possession of the allies and the Belgians will soon have their country back, entirely divested of Germans, who are said to be preparing to evacuate Brussels, the Belgian capital and it is predicted will be out of that city in 10 days. Following are the telegraphic and cable dispatches received today: British Took Four Thousand Prisoners Yesterday. LONDON.—-(Official.)—Over 4,000, German prisoners were taken by the British yesterday in their offensive in the Bohain-Le-Cateau region. Between Sensee canal and Lys river the British are. continuing their ad vance along The whole front. North of Cambrai the British captured a number of Villages and crossed the Duoai-Kenain road. Advancing northeast of Lille the British have reached a point one mile from Turciong. - Allies Take Zeebrugge and Bruges. LONDON.— Zeebrugge, the port of Bruges, the second most important German submarine base on the Belgian coast has been occupied by the allied forces. Bruges, seven miles south of Zeebruge has been evacuated by the Germans, according to Belgian army headquarters information. British Have Taken Turcoing. LONDON.—Turcoing, six miles north of Lille, has been entered by the British forces, according to the London Evening News. y Belgians Enter Bruges. BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN FLANDERS.—Belgian infantry have en tered Bruges, which was evacuated by the Germans who have held it since 1914. Report German Army Has Begun Revolt. ZURICH.—Official statements issued by Entente war offices are no longer published in Germany. Rumors reaching here are to the effect that there has been outbreaks among the German soldiers at the front. Abusive placards concerning the emperor, crown prince, Von Hindenberg and Ludendorff have been posted in various railroad stations in Germany. Camp Lewis is Quarantined. CAMP LEWIS, Wash.—This camp will be placed under strict quarantine tomorrow as a preventative measure against influenza which is now epidemic in the northwest. Germans Sing "Marseilles" in Berlin. AMSTERDAM.—(By Associated Press.)—The Cologne Volks Zeitung re ports demonstrations by German independent socialists in Unter den Linden, Berlin. The crowd sang "The Marseilles," the French national hymn. Police pre vented the demonstrators from reaching the imperial palace. There was a clash between police and demonstrators in which some of the crowd were injured. Austria Plans Federalization. VIENNA.—Steps for the reorganization of Austria on a federalized basis have been proclaimed by Emperor Charles. The plan does not include the union of Austrian Poland with the inde pendent Polish state, the emperor declared. The city of Trieste and Trieste regions are to be treated separately "in conformity with the wish of the population." Germans Prepare to Flood Belgium. LONDON.—Amsterdam reports that the Germans are" preparing to inun date the low lying lands south of the river Scheldt in eastern Belgium. The inhabitants have been ordered to abandon their homes. Germans Again Burning Villages. A AMSTERDAM.-—Huge fires seen in the Bruges region. The flames are spreading says a "flash" report from that section. Serbian Forces Still Advancing. LONDON.—(Serbian Official.)—Allied troops successfully advanced north ward from Nish. The Serbs captured Kruchevats, 30 miles northwest of Nish. Germany Announces Further Retirements. BERLIN.—(Official.)-—Enemy attacks on German lines yesterday between Le Gateau and Aisonville resulted in penetrating lines in isolated points. Germans in New Retirement. PARIS.—(Official.)—The Germans began a new retirement movement in the area between the Oise and Serre rivers between Laon and Cambrai. The French are advancing from Aichry and Choigny iu pursuit of the German rear guards. Belief That Loan Will be Oversubscribed. WASHINGTON.—The Fourth Liberty loan neared the home stretch of the campaign with $4,250,000,090 subscribed. Despite tremendous undersubscribed balance the campaigners reported they will be satisfied with nothing less than an oversubscription. Casualty List is Much Lighter. There are only 350 names in the casualty lists issued today, issued for morning papers follows: Killed in action, 31; missing in action, 14; wounded severely, 65; died from wounds, 6; died of disease, 7; wounded, degree undetermined, 52; total, 175. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 22; missing in action, 20; wounded se verely, 65; died of accident and other causes, 2; died of wounds, 6; died of The list j HOUR OCTOBER 27 j _ I WASHINGTON.—No further ef SET CLOCKS BACK AN fort will be made by congress to con tinue the existing daylight saving law and the hands of the clocks will be turned back an hour on October 27, as originally planned. This decision was reached today at a conference be tween congressional leaders and Chairman Baruch of the war indus tries board, who had requested that that law remain in force for the period of the war. The senate recently passed a bill to continue the law in effect indefinitely, ) and it now is pending in the house. The war industries board urged con tinuation of the law, particularly be cause of its value in the saving of fuel. _(E|__ Coffee Futures Taboo. NEW YORK.—All trading in coffee futures has been suspended by the New York coffee and sugar exchange, pending the result of negotiations with the federal food administration. To Have Gas Sundays. WASHINGTON. — National Fuel Administrator Garfield today lifted the ban on gasolineless Sundays. 1 ) ' •|* «£• oj* •?» »Jo *£* pt* A «S« <£• *?» *?-> * QUESTIONNAIRES FOR * *. . OLDER MEN TO GO OUT ❖ V * WASHINGTON — Question- * ❖ naires for men 37 to 46 years ❖ ❖ old and those in the 18 year ❖ ❖ classes under the draft laws ❖ ❖ were ordered released by Pro- ❖ *> vost Marshal General Crowder ❖ ❖ today in all local board districts ❖ ❖ where classification of other ❖ ❖ groups is completed. + boards sending out these ques- ❖ ❖ tionnaires must release 10 per ❖ ❖ cent daily. ❖ Local ❖ ❖ ÜQ. HELP RAILROADS NORTHERN PACIFIC SUPERIN TENDENT ASKS COOPERATION TO SAVE TROUBLE The following letter received today by the Moscow Publishing company is glad ly published in hopes that it may be heeded and result in more care being taken to avoid accidents that might cause the loss of life. The letter fol lows : "Publisher Star-Mirror and Idaho Post, "Moscow, Idaho. "Dear Sir: "The Northern Pacific railroad have experienced considerable trouble by rea son of farmers along our right of way being careless in leaving private gates open in our fences, thereby permitting live stock to. have free access to our 1 right of way. I think that a great deal of good in this respect can be accom plished if you will be agreeable to pub lishing the following article in your paper as an appeal from the railroad company ; "There are many ways of aiding the government in this war that are over great good. Farmers living along the lines of railroads can be of great help to the administration in its efforts to serve the public well by seeing to it that crossing gates are kept closed and by reporting to the station agent or section foremen any defects that they might find in the fence enclosing the right of way. Gates are often left open by careless hired help or children. Fences might be broken and stork get upon the right of way and sometimes be struck by loco motives. Stock is killed in this manner and nossiblv the property of the railroad administration greatly damaged, and sometimes even human lives are sacri ficed, all of which might have been avoided if the farmers took a little closer interest in the affairs of the gov ernment having to do with the admin istration of the railroad property. Let act together in this matter and great good may be accomplished. "Yours truly. BS Isn't that a record to be Yet there are some, who are Mrs. R. R. Rotzler and daughters, Ruth and Rozella left for Seattle on the afterrloon tra)in. Mr. Rotzler, j who was formerly with the harvester in this city, is not located in Seattle, "J. D. FORCE, "Superintendent. Genesee Far Over Top. Genesee is going strong on the Fourth Liberty loan and has oversub scribed, the quota of $82,100 by nearly $40,000, the total subscriptions now having reached the grand total of $122,050. proud of? are still holding back and a few who have failed to take their^ull quota, although amply able to do so, who can have no just pride in the fact that this community is strongly backing our boys on the fighting front with their dollars. Can dollars be counted against the supreme sacrifice they making?—Getiesee News. p Ö From All Sides WrJ I Z H. n M a e ï >7 c »A4 ( - ' > 8 fRO "\ •J 1 A 'Jk if < ft» Ü! Xv « X 'i % X f'M V i • Caïd W. Davis, district manager and organizer of the Nonpartizan league, with headquarters recently opened at Lewiston, is under arrest on a charge of violating the espionage law in Latah county. The warrant for his arrest was issued by H. . R. Smith, United States commissioner, at Moscow, upon a complaint sworn to by L. F. Parsons, chairman of the Latah county council of defense. The arrest was made by a deputy United States marshal. The complaint charges that Davis made these statements: ^'Capitalists and big business concerns of America met in Berlin and framed this war. You don't have to buy Liberty bonds. These bonds are nothing but graft. Let those who framed the war buy them. The government is standing in with the banks and you only get four per cent for your money. The banks charge 8 or 10 per cent for the same money. "The Red Cross is all right but you don't know if the money goes to the right place." R. W. Bignell, another Nonpartizan organizer, is also under arrest upon a warrant issued by Commissioner Smith on complaint of Chairman Par sons, of the county council of defense, who charges that Bignell said in La tah county: "There are 14 men connected with the state food administration of Washington and 11 of them have been hoarding food." Of the Liberty bond drive he is alleged in the comp "The Liberty bond n banks." laint to have said: matter is nothing but a profiteering of big business con cerns and of the banks and they are the ones that make the final rake off." "Most of thé councils of defense in the state of Washington are backed by big business concerns and the Mr. Parsons said: "For some time the council of defense and the depart ment of justice have been at work qq these eases. We secured satisfac tory evidence that these men had made these statements and that they were injuring the work of putting the bond drive over. After due consulta tion with the department the council of defense it was decided to make the arrests. The men will be given a hearing before the United States commissioner. There is no politics in this matter. It is a case of stopping disloyalty an dopposition to the government's conduct of the war." GERMANY RECALLS REPORTS THAT GERMANY IS PREPARING FOR PEACE PUB LISHED OFFICIALLY AMSTERDAM.—(By the Associ ated Press.)—According to the Cour ant, the German newspapers this evening were to publish the follow ing communication: "The German army command has brought military measures into accord with the steps taken for the conclu sion of peace. The German armies have received orders to cease all dev astation of places, unless they are ab soiutely forced to follow this course by the military situation for defensive reasons. "Nevertheless, it is to be expected that in the gradual retreat property will be lost which is irreplacable by money, that is to say, insofar as such devastation is inherent in the conduct of the war itself, and especially on the bombardment of German positions by enemy artillery." The Handelsblad publishes with re serve a report that the German ad miralty has issued wireless instruc tions to all submarines to return to their bases. LATAH COUNTY STILL LACKS Tomorrow is Pershing Day. ❖ H. H. Simpson, county chair- ❖ ❖ man of the Liberty loan drive ❖ ❖ is in receipt of the following 4* ❖ telegram: ❖ "Boise, Idaho, 2:20 p. m., Oct. ❖ 18.— H. H. Simpson, Chairman, ❖ ❖ Moscow, Idaho: Saturday, Oc- * ❖ tober nineteenth is General ❖ ❖ Pershing's Day. State commit- ❖ ❖ tee urges every citizen in Idaho ❖ ❖ to subscribe one more bond in ❖ ❖ honor thereof. Please publish. ❖ "GWINN, Chairman." ❖ ❖ ❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖❖•J« :• ❖ ❖ I s ELDON G. PHELPS DIED EARLY TODAY MOSCOW YOUNG MAN EXPIRED IN NAVAL HOSPITAL AT PUGET SOUND YARD Eldon Phelps, of Moscow, died this morning at the naval hospital at the Puget Sound navy yard, of influenza. Mrs. Pearl Phelps, his wife, received a telegram yesterday from Dr. C. C. Grieve, commanding officer, stating that her husband was seriously sick. Today she received another telegram announcing that he had died at 4:42 this morning. Mr. Phelps enlisted in the naval reserve on June 28 and was called on October 2 and left here on that date. He was well and favorably known here. He is a son of C. H. Phelps, of Moscow and leaves a widow and young child. He had been employed as driver of the truck for Williamson's department store. Eldon left Moscow October 2 with the contingent of boys to join the navy. He was born in Illinois, but had lived in Idaho since he was nine years of age, and at the time of his death was 24 years of age. He was married in September, 1917, to Miss Pearl Buchanan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Buchanan, of this city. Besides his wife, he leaves a young son, nine weeks of age. The body will be brought to Moscow Saturday and the funeral will probably Sunday. occur P V. R, SCOFIELD UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO GRADU ATE IN AVIATION WORK ON BATTLE FRONT A Montana paper of recent date has been received containing an ex tract of a letter written his parents by Lieut. William R. Schofield in command of an aero squadron (341st) in France. Lieutenant Schofield graduated from the University of Idaho with the class of 1916 and his many friends here will be glad to hear of him. The Montana paper says: "Lieut. W. R. Schofield writes his parents under recent dates that the aero squadron (341st) of which he is commanding officer, is awaiting with what patience they can command, a call to the front. "He mentioned Quentin Roosevelt, saying it was sad to think he was killed so early in the game. Said he was personally acquainted with him and how much all his brother flyers thought of him. In speaking of his own accident, Schofield said: 'You know that part of our course in flying is acrobatics. One of the requirements is to do a vrille (vree) which in the States is c/.lled a tail spin. We have to get up about 1200 meters (4,000 feet) before we start and come out of it at about 500 meters. The stick was not quite in a neutral adjustment in the machine I had and I forgot this when I started to come out of the vrille I was in. So in placing my stick in what appeared to be the neutral I placed it a little to one side, which threw me into another vrille in the opposite direction. I was too late in correction so I vrilled clear into the ground. As to dislocating my vertebrae, 1 think someone must have been filling me, for I would suppose that such would cause paralysis some where. At any rate I do know I was dead to the world for a few hours. I certainly think God must have been riding with me that time. I don't think I ever climbed into a machine but that I offered up a little prayer that God would ride with me that I might finish my work and get to the front to do some good. Even now I expect to do that. The work I am go ing to do will require frequent flights" over the lines, but probably not for 'chasse' work.' " Mrs. J. J, Headrick of Linville was called to Spokane today by illness of her son, Ralph, of pneumonia. Mack Neely went by automobile with Mrs. Headrick at 10:30 this morning. With reports up to Friday night from i practically every precinct in Latah coun b v > the county stilly kicked $100,000 of having its quota of $800.000 of the fourth Liberty loan raised. This amount must I he raised before tomorrow night. In ❖[order to help those who postpone until j the "eleventh hour" the work they should 'lo in the first hour, the cow will be open from 7 to 9 o'clock to enable them to take their quotas. 1 "'rite name of every man, no matter how r jch or influential, who fails to take his quota will he published iu the newspapers as a bond slacker" is the announcement made by the committee. The subscriptions will be checked up Sunday and on Monday the name of every slacker will he published to the world. The committee will play no favorites. The rich man wall be posted if he fails to do his duty, no matter how much political or other influence he may have. J. A. Harsh, the Deary banker and all-round bustier, spent last night in Moscow in consultation with the com mittee and went back to Deary this morning announcing that that part of Latah county will be oversubscribed by Saturday night. Moscow lacks about $40,000 of having her quota raised. The full quota will be subscribed before the banks close at 9 o'clock tomorrow night. That state ment has been made by men who know whereof they speak and they are going to work Saturday to put the town and county "over .the top," Subscriptions not previously reported in Moscow follow : Earl Summers . W. N. Elliott (additional). Dan E. Daniels . E. L. Clark . G. F. Albright i additional) T. B. McBfyde. fames • Clark . Marshall Clark . C. E. L. A. Phillips . William J. Hunter . 1. C. Stillingcr . John L. Naylor (additional). LaFayette Keene .. Joe Driscoll ... James M, Buchanan . Michael Ford (additional) . Victor Anderson . J. C. Williams . banks of Mos $ 50 50 200 50 SO 100 200 SO olles (additional) 300 200 50 21 * I 2,000 300 200 100 150 SO 100 J. E. Lyon- ,. . . . . .. Momer A. Kissinger. Chas. Edwin (additional) . Thomas Hqlpin (additional) .... John E. Hall (additional). J. B. Kissinger .. B. E. Rugg . Hulda M. Hendrickson . Milton Rogers. Frank Mattson . A. M. Rogers . Mrs. F. L. Allen.#. Nelson Hayward .. J. B. Gilchrist (additional) . J. C. Penny Co. (additional). A. F. Daniels . Tav Woodworth (additional) .... Clinton Wilson . C. S. F'inley . Ada Bower . C. F. Thompson (additional). Herbert Scmmes . Carl Smith . Anna L. Anderson . John A. Kite . Chas. Crowe (additional) . Albert Dygert . Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nessly (add'l). Henry Hofmann . A. L. Morgan . Gladys N, Albert . Mabel C. Bigelow . Mrs. T. R. Bovd. Harriet Ely Byrns . Boyd R. Childers . P. H. Clayton . Sarah L. Cornwall . A. P. Dahl . Pat Doyle . R. H. Eves.... Ed. Hagedorn (additional) . Edward Hagedorn, Jr. Wm. Hunter (additional) ... Win. Lennox . H. B. Mickey (additional).. . Geo. H. Moody (additional) O, E. Morton . Elmer M. Paulson. Al. Prcsby . John Shannon . Mrs, C. L. Schumaker. C. H. Van Meter... J. G. Vennigcrholz (additional) ... R, B. Ward . Mrs. R. B. Ward. S. C. Williams (additional). 200 so 50 100 1,500 200 200 50 100 50 so 50 50 100 100 300 100 3(X) 100 50 so 100 so 100 50 50 100 1,500 too .91 100 50 50 50 4,000 100 300 1,000 250 600 100 200 100 500 • 150 100 400 200 1 , 00(1 50 100 50 150 100 100 100 r SENATE CHANGES INCOME TAX TO HELP CORPORATIONS WASHINGTON.—The senate fi nance committee revising the war rev enue bill amended the house provi sion by fixing a flat tax of 12 per cent upon the net income of corpora tions, thus eliminating the section imposing a 6 per cent additional tax upon undistributed earnings. Chair man Simmons estimated the change reduces the tax appropriation $140, 000 , 000 . p ■ Ralph Brownlow is "Across." An error in yesterday's paper made the report of the arrival "overseas" of Ralph Brownlow read "Brownless." The name should have been Ralph H. Browflow, who is well known in Mos cow, having been linotype operator for the Idaho Post for several years. Mr. Brownlow was one of the first contingent of 100 men to enter the vocational training school at the Uni versity of Idaho. His wife and little daughter are in Spokane.