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TOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1918 NUMBER 26 AUSTRIA WILL ASK FOR A SEPARATE PEACE -t Austria surrenders. The Austrian government announces it accepts every one of President Wilson's points named in his letter of October 19, and is ready and willing to negotiate for peace "without waiting the result of any other negotiations." In other words, Austria-Hungary sues for a separate peace, regardless of any action Germany may take. The Austrian note is far plainer than was that of Bulgaria, which surrendered unconditionally when notified that those were the only terms she could get. Germany has replied to President Wilson's note, saying she has been "con , verted" and has a new "civil" government and is awaiting the terms for an armistice laid down by the United States and her allies. While this correspondence is going on Germany, to show her sincerity, sank a Spanish ship off the New Jersey coast today. Austria-Hungary has been getting, the worst of severe fighting with Italian, British and French forces during the past few days and dispatches from Vienna gay the country is on the verge of starvation with less than three weeks' rations in sight and that a delegation from Vienna went to Berlin to secure food and assistance but failed. The collapse of Austria-Hungary will release more than 2,000,000 allied Soldiers who can now close in on Germany from the south and east, opening " ap^ a ihew battle front and bringing the crisis very close. ÜI' ■.■ -TfeA-télégraphic and cable dispatches received today follow: Austria Surrenders—Will Make Separate Peace. ,- ^STEfcDAM.—(By Associated Press.)—Austria, in her reply to Presi wwit Wilsos^ accepts all items expressed in the president's note of October 19. Austria-Says she is willing and ready, without waiting result of other negotiations, to negotiate peace and an immediate armistice on all Austro Hungarian fronts. Austrian Foreign Minister Addresses President. BASEL, Switzerland.—(By Associated Press.)—(Special.)—Austria-Hun gary, in notifying President Wilson that it is ready to enter upon peace ne gotiations and arrange for an armistice, asks the president, in its reply to him, to begin overtures on the subject. The note is signed by Count An drassy, the new Austrian foreign minister. German People Claim Control of Government. WASHINGTON.—The German government's reply to President Wilson's a last note asserting that negotiations for peace are being conducted by a "people's government with actual and constitutional powers" and that the terms of the Americans and allied nations for an armistice are awaited, reached the Swiss legation here today. German Papers Expect the Kaiser to Abdicate. AMSTERDAM.—President Wilson's reply to Germany was printed in Ger man newspapers Friday morning. Many papers contemplate "without ex cessive lament the prospective disappearance of the Hohenzollern dynasty." The emperor's abdication is again strongly reported to be impending. Says Civil Government Controls Germany. LONDON.—General Ludendorff resigns as first quartermaster geiteral of the German army because "the military authorities have been placed under civil control," according to a Copenhagen dispatch which says that Von Hindenberg remains as chief of the army. No Official Confirmation. WASHINGTON.—There is no official confirmation of the rumors regard ing the developments in Austria-Hungary ajid Turkey. Senate Wants to Make Péacè Terms. WASHINGTON.—Protest against any peace terms dictated by President Wilson alone and not representative of American public opinion through the senate consideration of peace treaty was mads in the senate today by Sen ator Philander Knox, former secretary of state in an address charging the president with political partisanship. Democratic senators are prepared to answer Knox. . German Submarine Off New Jersey Coast. MAHAHAWKAN, N. J.—A Spanish steamer loaded with sugar was tor pedoed ten miles off Bernegat, New Jersey last night. Twenty-three of the crew of 29 landed early today, according to information received by the coast guards. Germans Start on New Retreat Today. PARIS. —Germany's armies began a new retreat this morning. This time they are retreating between the Oise and Aisne rivers. General Debeney's first army in the face of th most stubborn resistance and repeated counter attacks, succeeded in swinging the right flank so it faces the east. It has reached Guise and Guise-Marke road, driving the enemy before it at a rapid pace. British Take 5,600 Austrian Prisoners. LONDON.—(Official.)—The British offensive on the Austro-Itelian front up to last night had captured over 5,600 prisoners and 29 guns including six Bine-inch howitzers. American Long Range Guns in Action. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY NORTHWEST OF VERDUN.—(By As sociated Press.)—American long range guns tHis afternoon began firing on Longuyon. Germans Killed in Street Fighting. LONDON.—(Official.)—The British, on Sunday, repulsed determined Ger man efforts to attack them from Framer's south of Valenciennes. Many Ger mans were killed in the street fighting. On the borders of the Mormal forests, south of Valenciennes and north of Kaismes forests and north of Valenciennes the British improved their po irions slightly. i British Have Heavy Casualties. LONDON.—British casualties for week ending today numbered 32,249 as Compared with 87,150 the previous week. Americans Threaten German Communications. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES NORTHWEST OF VERDUN.—The $ün> of Loognyon which the Americans are bombarding with heavy long range cannon, is 23 miles northeast of Verdun. The American long range fire is also being directed against the vital Volx-Rocade on the railroad line paralleling the front. The Germans are depending upon this road to shift troops and supplies from one point to anothter. STEAMER SOPHIA SINKS 343 LIVES ARE LOST The Canadian Pacific steamer, Sophia, reported in a dispatch sev eral days ago to have struck a rock in Lynn canal between Skagway and Juneau, Alaska, has sunk with all on board. The steamer rested on a shelf of rock for several days while -a wrecking vessel was being hurried to her relief from Vancouver and sev eral small vessels stood by. It was thought there was no danger and all of the 343 passengers remained on board. A sudden storm came, de veloping into a blizzard and when it was realized the ship was in danger the other ships could not get closer than 400 yards of her. She slid off of the rock and sunk. This occurred Saturday night. Up to last night 150 bodies had been recovered. Today a few more bodies were recovered but special from Juneau says that the storm is still raging and until it sub sides few more bodies can be recov ered. During the storm which lasted 40 hours more than two feet of snow lias fallen and it is accompanied by a hurricane. There is not a single sur vivor of the 343 persons on board, of ■whom many were women and child ren. a EVERY PUPIL IN THIS SCHOOL HAS THRIFT STAMPS Mrs. R. B. Knepper, county school superintendent, tells of the patriotism of the pupils of school district 23, in Thom creek precinct, where every one of the 16 pupils has a thrift stamp book. The pupils are "100 per cent American." October, between the first and 21st days (the school closed on the latter date because of the board of health's order) the pupils bought $33.25 worth of thrift stamps, an average of more than $2 worth, each. During the month of Carol Sether Dead. Little Carol Sether, aged five years, died at Benewa, Idaho, Sunday morn ing of influenza. Carol was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Sether, who lived in Moscow' until two years ago, when they took up a homestead near Tekoa. Mr. Sether was for several years 'sexton of the Moscbw cemetery. The interment will be made at Moscow, but the time of the funeral is not yet known. Word comes from Garfield that Miss Babe' Averill, daughter of C. E. Averill, formerly of Moscow, is very ill there with pneumonia. REACHED 56,876 UP TO TODAY Up to today the American army has suffered casualties totaling 56,876 Of these 10,574 were killed in action. The lists follows: Killed in action (including' 293 at sea) Hied of wounds ...|... Died of - disease .. .... . » .. Died of accidents and other causes ; .. W ounded in action . f .. Missing in action (including prisoners) 10,574 3,787 3,220 1,150 32,106 6,040 Total to date 56,876 ! Sunday's List Has 950 Names. There were 950 names pqblished in the list issued for Sunday papers, list follows: The Killed in action, 88; died of wounds, 51; died of accident and other causes, 6; died of disease, 92; wounded severely, 121; wounded, degree undetermined, 271; wounded slightly, 228; missing in (action, 86; prisoners, 2j died from aeroplane accident, 6; total, 950. Today's List The casualties for today's report totpl 933 names. The list issued for morning papers follows: Killed in action, 192; died of wounds, 63; died of accident and other causes, 3; died of disease, 74; died from aeroplarije accident, 1; wounded severely, 30; wounded, degree undetermined, 160; prisoners, 3; total, 626. Afternoon List.—Died of wounds, 56; tied of disease, 73; wounded, degree undetermined, 53; wounded slightly, 13 ; missing in action, 63; wounded severely, 26; prisoners, 3; died from aero ilane accidents, 2; total, 407. Contains 933 Names. PATRONAGE OF S. A. T. C. MEN CLEANS COUNTERS OF FOOD STUFFS DAILY Bugle c^ll for supper sounded at precisely six o'clock, and the bewild ered clerk at the post exchange count er figured on at least a half hour of leisure in which to straighten stock and recover from the whirlwind at-, tack for supplies that had been carried on without abatement for the preced ing two hours. At precisely fifteen minutes after six the long line that in three days has worn a trench acçpaa the campus from the barracks to the assay building, was again clamoring for admittance at the post exchange door. "Well, boys, did you have a good supper tonight?" asked the clerk. "We sure did. Sausage and pota toes,, and apple sauce. Gee, that apple sauce was certainly great." The clerk naturally assumed that with the tale of how much meat and vegetables had disappeared, the lads had come back at break neck speed to get candy or smokes as a sort of dessert. "What do you want, a Hershey or a package of Camels?" "Well, say what we really want is some ham sandwiches." Fill them up? It can't be done. But the post exchange will continue to try. Last week's bill for Hersheys alone was something like four hun dred and fifty dollars, With very little left to show for the invoice. Pack ages of cookies were swept off the counter by the dozen. Carrying out quarantine regula tions, only one customer is admitted to the building at a time. A good natured crowd outside stands in wind and cold and rain waiting a turn at the counter. If a customer does not speed up, he is gently encouraged to do so by a chorus outside. "Say, if you don't know what you want there are folks out here that do." "Let loose of your money in there, kid." "Grab a Hershey for me, old scout." "What do you think this is—a game of patience?" "Shop early for Christmas, but don't shop long." "Step lively, there's lots of room out here." And so on. Every fellow is given a tin tray as he enters the store and asked to collect anything from soap and combs to gum and matches. Then he the drawer and ]0 Defying the Lightning m % 7a 1 : à g&s the bill, cafeteria style. Orders are taken for individual wants, and a large shopping list is carried away each night from the campus for the next day's errands. BETS ON SAMUELS WON'T 60Y BONDS NONPARTIZAN CALLED BEFORE COUNTY COUNCIL MAKES BET ON THE ELECTION James Vickery, of Juliaetta, was in the city Saturday to close a deal whereby he sold his ranch of 160 actes xifiar_ Jqluisttp, to Columbus Clark for $12,000, and to appear be fore the defense council for failure to purchase liberty bonds. Mr. Vickery is an ardent member of the nonpartizan league and spent his spare time in boosting its candi dividuals $100 that Samuels, the non partizan candidate for governor, will be elected. tention of one of Moscow's prominent citizens, who knew something of Mr. Vickery's attitude toward war activi ties and recognized an opportunity whereby a substantial amount of Vickery's money could be obtained for the Red Cross and other war funds, if in no other way. He accepted Mr. Vickery's bet of $100 and is already planning how he will apportion the money among the various war activi ties, growing there, some of it in bloom Mr. Vickery's offer came to the at r-.' Cotton Grows in Moscow. It is worth a visit to the big plant of the Idaho National Harvester company to see the cotton growing in the office of the company. There are a number of stalks of fine cotton some in the boll and some of it just ready to bloom. The plants range from two to 3 1-2 feet in height and are thrifty and strong. Persons from the south, where cotton is a staple crop, say the plants are very good specimens of the southern cotton. The seed was planted on June 11 and the cotton has made good growth. The blossoms are very fragrant and beau tiful and bees swarm around them constantly. Saturday. -m Sick Boys Are Thankful. The S. A. T. C. boys in the A. K. E. fraternity hospital ask The Star-Mir rir to extend their thanks to Mr. Mc Intosh for ice cream furnished by him for every one in the house last INFLUENZA CLAIMS THREE The council, HIS QUOTA OF BONOS COUNCIL EXONERATES WELL KNOWN CITIZEN—OTHERS CALLED TO ACCOUNT The defense council met Friday ev ening at which time Link Strohm ap peared for hearing in reference to his quota in last Liberty loan drive. Mi-. Strohm 's quota was placed at $2000. Mr. Strohm considered this quota too high and took $1000. after hearing all of the evidence, was of the unanimous opinion that the quota of $2000 was erroneous and considering what Mr. Strohm had done in previous drives, that he had done his part in taking $1000. Mr. Strohm was chairman of the Thrift Stamp drive and is a member of the committee to handle the coming com bined war fund drive in his school district in Whitman county. The council had a meeting Satur day at which time James Vickery and Mr. Elvy of Juliaetta and Andrew Olson appeared, before the council for failure to take his quota of bonds. He attributed his failure to take bonds to the fact that he had a deal pending for the sale of his farm and the same was not closed until after the drive was closed. The deal was consummated Saturday and he now proposes to take $500 in W. S. S. Mr. Vickery proved to be one of the most trying cases with which the council has had to deal. Mr. Vickery was He proved to be entirely out of sympathy with the work of the coun cil and resented very much being cal led before the council. He said that after the war was over that if there was any way to get after the mem bers of the council he would make them pay for the way they had treat ed him. When asked if he did not know that the Germans were guilty of sinking our ships, murdering' btlr women and children and that we were now at war with Germany, he replied no, that he did not know it. He had not seen the war, or the Germans sink any ships and that you had to see a thing before could know it. Mr. Vickery contended very strenu ously that ha was loyal to the govern ment and had done all he could for it, irrespective of the fact that he had given but a few dollars to the various war activities and had purchased but a few dollars of W. S. S. up to this time. Mr. Vickery contended that the laws of our country are made by the capitalist class and that the farmer is being robbed. Mr. Elvy of Juliaetta section ap peared before the council because of failure to take his quota of bonds. Mr. Elvy contended that his quota was erroneous. After hearing all evi dence the council were of the opinion that the quota was too high and ex cused Mr. Elvy. Andrew Olson of Moscow was be fore the council on complaint that his quota was too low. From the hear ing had it was the sense of the coun cil that Mr. Olson should have ap proximately $1200 of war securities. It was shown that Mr. Olson has but $425 of such securities. He was asked if he would make up the difference in W. S. S. He declined to do this, contending that there were a great many that were more able than he who had purchased less. Moscow Man Promoted. Sergeant Albert Vennigerholz of Mos- cow has been promoted to chief sergeant of the motor supply department of the 91st division. He will have charge of the inspection of motor trucks and ve- hicles in the motor transport division. There are 76 men and 40 trucks in this division and every vehicle must be close- ly inspected before being sent out on a Vennigerholz, with five assistants will have charge of the in- spection work. He writes that there has beén so much work and so few men that sometimes they have had to work 24 hours at a time. His new position, while carrying greater responsibility, will be easier. -1* Pioneer Farmer Drops Dead. Joseph Davidson, a pioneer farmer of American Ridge, four miles north- west of Kendrick, dropped dead from heart failure Saturday evening. He bad been in excellent health and was standing talking to his wifn when he suddenly gasped and collapsed. She caught him as he was falling. Mr. Davidson was 68 years old and lived on the homestead he took in 1879. He leaves a widow, three sons, three daughters and six grandchild- ren. He was a close neighbor of Lafayette Keene, of Moscow, whose land one of Mr. DaVkJson's son has farmed for 10 years. The funeral was held this morning. -Bn Former Moscow Boy in France. Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Barbour, formerly of Moscow, but now living at Sacramento, Calif., are in receipt of a card stating that their son, Private Raymond W. Barbour had arrived safely overseas. The young man has many friends in Moscow. 1 1 hree more deaths in Moscow, making a total of four as a direct result of influ enza, arc reported today. Albert Grover Nail, of Moscow, who has been in an army cantonment in California and was discharged because of ill health, reached here a week ago last night. He was sick when he got to Moscow and died at the home of his step-father, N, Peter son. on West A Street. He was 30 years old, unmarried, had lived in Mos cow many years and was an employe of the Idaho National Harvester company prior to entering the army in August. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America. He leaves his mother and two brothers. Robert Cross, of Douglas, Wyoming, died last night. He was a member of the vocational training corps and was sick when he reached Moscow. His ill ness developed into pneumonia and his condition has been critical for' a my days. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cross, reached Moscow Saturday and were with him when death came. The body will be sent to Douglas, Wyoming, for burial. A military escort will ac company it George Sparenberg, of .Wardner, Idaho, died during the night. He here October 15. came His nearest relative is Mrs. Lillian McDonald, of Detfoit, Michigan. Relationship is not given. The body will be held awaiting insi. no tions from her as to its disposition. Since yesterday there have been nint new cases and 12 have been discharged as cured. Those discharged are taken to the Elks' temple where they are com fortably housed and well cared for. George H. Cross, of Douglas, Wyo., whose son, Robert, died last night, is a member of the state senate of his state and a prominent citizen. He and Mrs. Cross leave with the body for their home tomorrow. Moscow people are doing all in their power to care for the sufferers with this disease. Many homes have been thrown open to the care of the men. Mrs. Frank L. Moore, whose husband fs candidate for United States senator, has their fine home filled with members of the S. A. T. C. to whom she is act ing as a~ mother. Mrs. L. N. Roberts has also thrown her home open for the care of the convalescents. • Beth of the men who died last night were members of the vocational train ing corps or "class B" of the S. A. T. C_, It is believed there are no other serious cases in town and conditions generally are regarded as very satis factory. OAHO TEAGOEBS WILL DRAW PAY CLOSING OF SCHOOLS BY QUAR ANTINE DOES NOT STOP PAY OF THE TEACHERS The state of Idaho is out approxi mately $20,000 per day in maintain ing its school system during the Span influenza epidemic, as all teachers will continue to receive their calaries during the closed period where their contracts do not expressly state Other More than 3700 teachers are' wise. employed in the state, and the av erage salary is $100 per month. Other expenses bring the total cost of op erating the schools to approximately $400,000 per school month of 20 days. Much interest has been shown by teachers in the question of whether they were to receive their salaries or not while the schools are closed. The attorney general has rendered the fol loiwng opinion regarding this matter in the case where a school was closed during a quarantine last year and it covers the present situation; All Teachers Get Pay. "By section 58, laws of 1913, page 442, power is given the board of trus tees to employ and contract with teachers. As there is no provision of the laws which has come to our at tention that governs this situation the question is of the contract tered into between the school board and the teacher and the rights of the teacher to receive pay and the liability of the school board for salary will be governed solely by the contract. "In the absence of terms in the contract permitting the school board to suspend the salary of the teachers during quarantine, it is the opinion of this department that the salary should continue throughout the period of the quarantine."— Coeur d'Alene Press. Some More Big Spuds. Roy Draper, living, one mile north east of Moscow, sends to The Star Mirror office two of the largest Net ted Gem potatoes seen here. One is a freak, being a very large potato with six "additions," each of them a good sized potato. The spud was not weighed but will undoubtedly weigh four or five pounds. The other po tato is a beautiful spud of the Netted Gem variety, as nearly perfect as a potato can be. P. L. Smith has sent to this office a beautiful potato weighing four pounds. The variety is not known, but it is a fine speci men. The potatoes are on exhibi tion in the window of the editorial room of The Star-Mirror where they attract almost as much attentios aa the war bulletins.