The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1918
GERMANY WILL GIVE UP ALSACE-LORRAINE
The world is nearer peace today than any time since the war began. Ger
many has announced through its foreign minister that it will accept all of
the 14 points laid down by President Wilson, including the giving up of
Alsace-Lorraine, stolen from France by an unjust war in 1870. This is the
.greatest concession yet offered by Germany and has been the one demand
of President Wilson which the Huns announced would not even be considered.
Turkey has surrendered and Austria-Hungary is believed to be on the
point of surrendering and an official statement from Vienna says the de
mobolization of the Austro-Hungarian army has begun.
Representatives of all of the allied nations are meeting in France to ar
range the terms upon which Germany will be permitted to have peace, and
Turkish and Austro-Hungarian delegates are hurrying to Switzerland to be
present when needed to arrange terms of surrender.
An English newspaper says that 'Tf Germany is really sincere and ac
cepts, as she says she does, President Wilson's terms in full, the war may
This optimism is believed to not be justified, but the
-end within a week,
end of the war is believed to be in sight. Germany cannot stand alone
more than a few weeks, at the most.
Germany is said to have lost 50,000 men on the western front in four
ttys, of whom 16,000 are prisoners. Austro-Hungarian troops are sur
rendering to the Italian, British and French forces in large numbers and it
is believed the central powers' armies are anxious to quit.
Following are the telegraphic and cable dispatches received today:
Germans Will Give Up Alsace-Lorraine.
AMSTERDAM.—Dr. Solf, German foreign secretary, when speaking in
the reichstag Thursday, said:
"As for Alsace and Lorraine, it is clear that as they were expressly men
tioned among President Wilson's fourteen points we agree to the regulation
•of these questions.
"Having accepted the president's program as a basis for peace we will
loyally fulfill the program in all directions and at all points."
Turkey Virtually Offers to Surrender.
LONDON.—The Turkish minister to Switzerland has handed to the British
and French ministers to that country an offer of peace that virtually
amounts to surrender, according to a dispatch to the Daily Mail.
Believe That Hungary is About to Capitulate.
ZURICH.—Prince Frederick Lobkowitz and Baron Nadherny, who pre
sented the strongest anti-German tendencies at Vienna, left that city for
Switzerland charged with a mission about which no details are given, ac
•cording to the newspapers.
Demobilization Preparations Under Way.
BASIL.—Vienna newspapers are publishing articles relative to prepara
tions for demobilization of the army. One newspaper says two infantry
regiments stationed at Karlowitz have revolted. Karowlitz is a village in
4Jrotisa, Slavonic Hungary.
Austro-Hungarian Army to be Demobilized.
LONDON.—Official announcement that the demobilization of the Austro
Hungarian army is being prepared, is being published by newspapers in
Vienna, aays a Copenhagen dispatch.
Germany Will Await Armistice Terms.
LONDON.—The German government does not contemplate at present any
further note to President Wilson, says a Copenhagen dispatch. It is prob
able that the government will, make a declaration in the raichstag to the
effect that Germany is awaiting the peace conditions of the allies.
Allie» Recaver 7,##« Square MHea.
WASHINGTON.—Summarizing the western front situation General March,
chief of staff, said the Germans have evacuated or been driven from more
than 7,000 aquare miles of Belgian and French territory Since July 18.
All coal fields in northern France have been reconquered ercept a five
mile tract where the allied advance is now being pressed near the Belgian
German Losses Fifty Thousand in Four Days.
PARIS.—The battle has again flared up and heavy fighting is now under
way from Valenciennes to the Meuse. The Germans are fighting well every
where but the allies continue to make substantial progress in the task of
driving back the enemy on the Meuse line.
During the last four days the Germans have lost 15,000 in prisoners, alone
and two hundred heavy cannon.
The total loss of the German effectives In these four days cannot be less
than fifty thousand in killed, wounded and prisoners.
Strictly speaking there are three large battles in progress now, all of which
are being conducted with equal success for the allies.
Americans Driven Back at One Point.
WASHINGTON.—Heavy fighting on the Verdun front is described in Gen
eral Pershing's communication for Friday. Strong German counter attaqjcs
east of the Meuse everywhere were repulsed except in the Bellue woods
where four heavy successive assaults fored a partial withdrawal of the Am
West of the Meuse the American lines were further advanced in the face
<of determined resistance by strong German forces.
French Advance Two Miles on 4 1-2 Mile Front.
PARIS—On the Serre front the French have captured Mortiers after
jriolent fighting between the Oise and Serre rivers, where the French have
^ anaintained contact with the enemy. Between the Oise and Chateau Poorcein
the French carried their lines forward on a front pf 4 1-2 miles to a two
anile depth at certain points through strong German positions.
Advancing Through Belgium Today.
LONDON.—(Official.)—Operations in Belgium continue to develop fav
orably. The French have carried Zulte in spite of desperate resistance while
the British have occupied the village of Ingoybeim and captured Otghem and
are now advancing toward the Scheldt river.
British Take More Ground Today.
LONDON.—The British forces pressed forward between Valenciennes and
Tournai and have captured Odomez and Maulde, north of Valenciennes and
have also captured Mount Carmel hill and Englefontaine on the south.
American Casualties Very Light. /
Only 1S>4 names are contained in the American casualty lists for today,
•which includes both army and marine, there being 40 names in the latter list.
T'he list issued for morning papers follows:
Killed in action, 6; died of disease, 4; wounded severely, 31; wounded, de
gree undetermined, 42; wounded slightly, 27; total, 109.
Afternoon List.—Died from accident and other causes, 3; died of disease,
93; wounded, degree undetermined, 88; missing in action, 6; total, 105.
Marine Corps Casualties.
Killed in action, 1; died of wounds received in action, 4; died of disease, 17;
wounded in action severely, 3; missing in action,, 16; total, 40.
BUS MIKE I
HIUI II DEIRV
ROB STORE AND BURN LEDGER
—BUGLARIZE DEPOT AND
STEAL MANY THINGS
Deary appears to be good picking for
sneak thieves. For the third time within
six months our town has received a
visitation. On Thursday evening of last
week thieves broke into Curtiss' hard
ware store and stole a number of flash
lights, jack knives, razors, a rifle and
several boxes of cartridges. When Mr.
Curtiss opened the stove to build a fire
Friday morning he found the remains of
his ledger therein, and it was then that
he discovered that his store had been
burglarized. The W. I. & M. depot was
entered the same night and there the
thieves stole a fiftj'-dollar Liberty bond,
about $25 in cash, two C. O. D. checks
amounting to $90, four tickets to Spo
kane and a revolver. These articles
were taken from the depot safe. Agent
Fisher discovered the loss when he
opened up for business Friday morning.
Both bulglaries were undoubtedly the
work of the same gang of thieves. Mr.
Curtiss wonders why they burned his
ledger—whether they had an. account on
his books, or wanted to keep him from
charging up anything against them.
So far the light-fingered gentry visit
ing Deary have been able to cover their
tracks and thus escape detection. But
the bucket will be taken to the well once
too often. Immunity from arrest will
not always attend their enterprise.—La
tah County Press (Deary).
SEVENTEEN NEW INFLUENZA
CASES DEPORTED TODAY
Seventeen new cases of influenza were
admitted to the hospital for the S. A. T.
C. and vocational training corps men
today, and four were discharged as
,cured. All cases in the hospital with two
exceptions are very mild., Robert Cross,
who has been in a critical condition with
pneumonia, is reported slightly better
today with some chance of recovery.
His parents arrived from Douglas, W^o.,
at noon today. He is at a local hospital
and is being given the best of care.
Conditions with the S. A. T. C. and
vocational training men are regarded as
very favorable and those in charge feel
encouraged over the situation. The men
not afflicted arc being kept out of doors
as much as possible and are being given,
military training mostly and very little
shop work. The general health of the
men is good.
Moscow people are helping in every
way possible to care for the sick and
convalescent. Today the Elks' lodge
turned its fine temple and club rooms
over to the convalescents, and 10 who
were discharged from hospitals were
quartered there. The club rooms are
among the finest in northern Idaho and
the men enjoy the change immensely.
Mrs. May Davis, whose son Miles died
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cushing of
Moscow whose son Lemuel Holt Cushing
was killed in action on August 31 are in
receipt of letters and telegrams from
Washington offering condolence upon
their loss. One of the most sympathetic
letters is that from Congressman and
Mrs. Burton L. French. A telegram
from the acting general and a letter from
Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the in
terior, have been received by the stricken
parents. The telegram follows :
"Mrs. Etta Cushing. ~
"Deeply regret to inform you that
Private Lemuel Holt Cushing, ammuni
tion train, is officially reported as killed
in action August 31.
"Acting the Adj. Genl."
The letter from Franklin K. Lane,
secretary of the interior, praising the
brave Moscow soldier, follows :
"The Secretary of the Interior,
"Washington, October 9. 1918.
"Dear Mrs. Cushing:
"By today's paper I see that you have
met with a loss at the front. I know
that this brave soldier would not have
you grieve for him, but rather rejoice
what can be finer than to die in an effort
to save the lives and make happier the
lot of others?
"FRANKLIN K. LANE."
"Mrs. Etta Cushing,
"125 Jackson St.,
French Writes Beautifully.
The letter from Congressman Burton
L. French breathes sympathy and kind
ness throughout. It follows :
"House of Representatives,
"Washington, October 1, 1918.
"My dear Mr. and Mrs. Cushing:
"The War Department was advised
yesterday by cable that your son, Lemuel
Holt Cushing, was killed in action on
August 31, and I am writing to tell you
how sincerely Mrs. French and I sympa
thize with you in your very heavy afflic
"At the time Mr. Hagan wired me for
information, strangely enough no reports
had been received, though I bad the
records of the department searched. I
then had the department cable and the
information we have received confirms
the letters that had gone forward from
friends of your son telling of his death.
"There is nothing that I can say that
will make lighter your grief at this time,
and in it all you must constantly recog
nize that Holt has given his jife for the
eternal principle that right-thinking peo
ple are struggling for today and through
here yesterday morning, left this after
noon at 3 o'clock with the body. She was
accompanied by a friend, Mrs. South
worth, who came from Gillette, Wyo.,
with her, and a man from the vocational
training corps accompanied the body as
a military escort.
In the city proper there are few new
cases and all are very mild. Most of
them are among children. Dr. Adair,
city health officer, has issued instruc
tions that children must not congregate
in homes or in crowds anywhere. There
have been no serious cases in town and
all of those who were attacked with the
disease last week are released- •&. cured.
Pullman Has Four B e at ha .
PULLMAN, Wash.—-Four additional
deaths from influenza were recorded last
'night and today, bringing the total of
deaths since last Sunday to IS, practical
ly all of which have been from the voca
tional section of the S. A. T. C. The
deaths reported today are : Joseph
Anderson, Ritzville ; Walter Davis,
Dunsmuir, Cal. ; Earl Dows, Seattle ;
Warren Clare, Albion, Wash.
The situation is rapidly clearing so
far as new cases are concerned, a steady
decrease in patients being shown eacli
which civilization alone can be carried
forward in greatest measure.
"I have asked to be advised of any
details touching Holt's death, but all the
department knows of his case is the bare
message that I have indicated. 1 am
calling upon the department and the
Red Cross to advise me further if any
thing can be learned through these
"In the meantime, it might be well for
you to write letters to friends of Holt
who may be in the same region, or mem
bers of his organization and ask them
to give you the circumstances of his
"With sincere good wishes from Mrs.
French and myseif, I am,
"Yours very truly,
"BURTON L. FRENCH."
ELKS TEMPLE FOR
'BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH" GIVE
FINE CLUB ROOMS TO RECOV
An offer that will bring joy to the
hearts of many a sick soldier in Moscow
has been made by the Elks' lodge of Mos
cow. The lodge offers the use of its
temple on North Main street, with its
club room equipment, including reading
room, pool and billiard tables and loung
ing room for the use of the soldier con
valescents who are recovering from in
The Elks have one of the finest club
rooms in the northern part of Idaho. It
luxuriously equipped with all of the
comforts of a club room and is well
heated and lighted. For the boys who
have been confined in barracks or hos
pitals, especially the improvised hospitals
which lack the comforts of a home, this
fine club room will be a great treat.
Judge Steele and the other officers of
the lodge have made it possible for the
young-men, many of whom are, no doubt,
suffering with "homesickness," to enjoy
this fine home during the period of their
convalescence, and the young men, who
are the beneficiaries of this generosity,
are loud in their praise of the spirit
which prompted the offer.
Mrs. J. J. Richmond left this mom
ing for her home in Orofino.
REGISTRANTS GIVEN NUMBERS
* 44444 * 4444 * 444 «
Time Changes Tomorrow.
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♦ States will be set back one hour ♦
♦ tonight and tomorrow morning ♦
♦ the old time, or "Sun" time ♦
♦ which had been in vogue up to ♦
♦ last spring, will be the standard ♦
♦ of time. Don't forget to set the ♦
♦ clocks back an hour tonight so ♦
♦ that you will have the right ♦
♦ time tomorrow morning.
PLEASES OUR ALLIES
BRITISH AND FRENCH NEWS
PAPERS DECLARE IT PLACES
GERMANY IN BAD HOLE
LONDON.—The evening newspapers
greet President Wilson's reply to Ger
many with unqualified approval. The
Westminster Gazette says:
"President Wilson has taken the
German government at its word and
proposes a course of action which
must be a test of its sincerity. We
will not speculate what the terms of
an armistice as defined by President
Wilson may be. They will be laid
down by Marshal Foch and the allied
and American commanders."
The Pall Mall Gazette says:
world will realize onoe more that
President Wilson carries an iron hand
under a velvet glove. It is needless
to say his answer will be endorsed
with enthusiasm by the peoples and
armies of all the civilized powers."
The Evening News says:
reply which he has just handed to the
German government President Wilson
deprives the enemy of the last chance
of pretending a misunderstanding of
what he has been driving at all
Press Comnent in London.
The Daily News says:
perial chancellor's note left matters in
suspense, but the president's takes
them where they should be. The sin
cerity of the German people's desire
for peace is today brought to the
final tests. If these Germans accept
the president's terms there is no rea
son why fighting should not end in
less than a week. Mr. Wilson, beyond
question, speaks for every allied na
The Telegraph commends President
Wilson's correct attitude toward the
allies, and especially welcomes his
reference of the matter of declaring
an armistice to the military leaders.
The Times says: ,
"If the Germans will not accept a
peace of justice without violence, then
violence will make them accept a just
peace. The difference between Ger
man violence and the 'force without
stint,' which President Wilson pro
poses, if necessary to employ, is that
German welfare is violence in the
service of rapacity; while warfare of
the allies is warfare in the service of
Under the caption of "The retort
courteous," the Post says:
"President Wilson's note is a mas
terpiece of diplomacy. It rivets the
German government to an unqualified
acceptance of his peace terms. In
what may be called the president's
ultimatum he again offers the Ger
man people an opportunity to get
themselves as nearly right as may be
and provides at the same time some
guarantee of good faith."
The Express describes Mr. Wilson's
note as the greatest of the series of
his masterly state papers.
After eulogizing the note of Presi
dent Wilson as "an admirable state
ment," the Times expresses satisfac
tion that it reveals the closest possi
ble agreement between American and
The solitary adverse criticism of
Mr. Wilson's note appears in the
Graphic, which complains of the
length of the document, adding:
"At such a crisis bandying words
suggests a lack of dignity and cre
ates a loophole for further diplomatic
The Daily Mail says:
"President Wilson states the terms
with a composed dignity worthy of
the greatest masters of our language.
Autocracy muso surrender or take a
beating and here we may . leave the
peace offensive, without forgetting
to thank Mr. Wilson for the masterly
skill with which he exposed its in
France Endorses Emphatically.
PARIS.—President Wilson's reply
Germany is endorsed emphatically
by the morning newsjjapers without
exception. The Ouvre expresses the
general opinion in a three column
"Abdication or Capitulation."
The Matin says:
"The formula employed by Presi
dent Wilson justifies in advance all
the requirements which in patriotic
prudence,, statesmen and military cir
cles would feel bound to specify."
The Petit Parisien says:
"President Wilson has spoken plain
words in reply to the last note of
knew wh ither he was going and made
(Continued on page 4.)
The local draft board is arranging
the list of Latah county registrants
of September 12 ,1918, in the order
in which they were drawn and has
prepared the list of more than half
of those registered. Following Is tfaa
order in which they were drawn, be
ginning where the last list published
Burton Lee French, Moscow... .1982
Frederick Wm. Kruger, Bovill.. .1988
Asa A. Davis, Potlatch.
Arthur Hampton, Genesee .
Everett Harris, Potlatch ..
Price E. Saylor, Genesee...
Jesse A. Long, Garfield, Wn.1988
Augost Engstrom, Potlatch .... 1989
Dick A. Shakaman, Spokane, Wn.1990
Fritz A. Lienhard, Harvard.1991
Harry E. Wagner, Potlatch
Guy E. Harris, Moscow....
Miles K. Hill, Moscow....
Mike Petrogallo, Potlatch ..
Jesse Byron Spencer, Troy.
Hans Oleson, Spokane, Wn.
Carl Koepp, Southwick ....
A. Th. Poulos, Spokane, Wn
Hugh D. Stanton, Kendrick.
Hugh Ross Abel, Moscow...
Johan E. Dahlin, Troy.
Asner K. Yearout, Moscow.2003
George E. Swift, Potlatch.2004
John Bysegger, Garfield, Wn....2005
Wm. F. Hubbard, Jefferson, Ill..2006
Wm. J. Bourassa, Potlatch.
George K. Moody, Potlatch.
D. V. Soloukos, Potlatch...
George Vassar, Potlatch...
F. Simpson, Palouse, Wn
Vittorio Eannini, Bovill ....
Carl J. Heliand, Moscow...,
Daniel E. Whitcomb, Potlatch.. .2014
Gaylord W. Strohm, Genesee... .2015
Fredric L. Burkart, Moscow
William H. Doyle, Potlatch
Andrew H. Olson, Moscow.
Ernest C. Weber, Moscow.
James Zepeda, Spokane, Wn..2020
Ray F. Ricker, Potlatch...
John M. Bentz, Avon ....
John A. Noren, Troy.
Paul M. Norman, Troy....
Ronald C. Romig, Moscow.
Halvor Hoseid, Moscow....
Eus Oavaldo, Potlatch__
Elmer F. Swenson, Deary.2028
Harvey W. Naugle, Deary.
Alfred Christie, Troy.
Charles E. Bull, Princeton.
Frank E. Wilson, Potlatch.
Gustaf S. Nelson, Kendrick
Zimmerman, Garfield, Wn....2034
James A. Spears, Potlatch.
Bert Isaac James, Kendrick
Rufus May, Kendrick.
Edward Byers, Moscow ...
Wm. E. Cahill, Moscow....
Edward H. Davidson, Moscow.. .2040
Wiley P. Beverage, Palouse, Wn.2044
Hamilton H. Sheley, Potlatch... 2045
Frank Stanton, Moscow ..
Prank V. French, Genesee
Olaf Roste, Troy .
William T. Edwards, Genesee.. .2049
Otha N. Bales, Princeton.
William W. Skinner, Viola
Joseph H. Hazeltine, Moscow.. .2062
Marion F. Neely, Moscow.2053
Thomas J. Stone, Coburg, Mont..2054
Clarence C. Vincent, Moscow.. .2055
Edgar M. Adair, Princeton
Gottfred A. Skog, Moscow
Omar D. Chism, Moscow.2058
Oscar W. Bateman, Moscow
Thorvald Sletto, Moscow ..
John R. Jones, Potlatch...
Charles E. Bolles, Moscow.
Oscar E. Hokanson, Troy..
William H. Dangs, Princeton.... 2064
Ben Israel Smith, Linden..
Remigius Pecoul, Moscow .
George W. Daniels, Moscow
William A. Peterson, Bovill
Cecil E. Hughes, Bovill....
Emmett E. McDowell, Kendrick.2070
Rennie L. Blake, Crescent.
John D. Adams, Moscow...
Dewey F. Peasley, Moscow
Edgar L. Curtis, Palouse, Wn....2074
Melvin J. Hill, Moscow...
Carl P. Erickson, Genesee
John M. Adcox, Avon .
Peter Cameron, Bovill.
Ralph W. Kellom, Troy
L. L. Palmer, Farmington, Wn...2077
John O'Reilly, Potlatch .
Charles A. Favill, Troy..
Earl Berry, Moscow ....
John J. Putnam, Moscow
Daniel C. Burr, Genesee.2082
Roy C. VanSickle, Viola
Edwin H. Erickson, Genesee.... 2084
Herbert W. Chatterton, Potlatch. 2085
Ed Lien, Kendrick
Joseph L. Sturdevant, Kendrick.2087
Henry C. Vecans, Moscow.2088
Clarence E. Bechtol, Kendrick. .2089
Oscar N. Nilson, Troy.
Ray Elmer Clark, Potlatch..
John L. Gustafson, Deary..
Joseph P. Dunn, Troy.
Michael Dempsey, Moscow .
Bartle J. Weber, Genesee_
Oscar B. Anderson, Harvard
Englebrecht Dahlquist, Moscow..2097
Jerry E. Wodsedalek, Moscow.. .2098
Guy Parnell, Garfield, Wn..
Holly F. Trimmer, Genesee.
Erik Lindquist, Troy .
John Randall, Jr., Moscow...,
Martin F. Lynch, Palouse, Wn
William W. Reid. Kendrick....
Harry E. Ameling, Kendrick
Anton E. Arntzen, Moscow.2106
Lawrence P. Warnecke, Moscow. 2107
William C. Forcht, Deary..
George A. Rothwell, Viola.
OrVille C. Mackey, Potlatch
Nicholas B. Emmett, Kendrick. .2111
Frans Oscar Swanson, Deary. ..2112
Albert Weber, Moscow .
Eugene W. Thatcher, Genesee
Lyman P. Luvaas, Moscow.2116
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