The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1918
AUSTRIA WILL ASK FOR A SEPARATE PEACE
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
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.
-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
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
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
. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Total to date
Sunday's List Has 950 Names.
There were 950 names pqblished in the list issued for Sunday papers,
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.
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
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
"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
"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,
"Grab a Hershey for me, old scout."
"What do you think this is—a game
"Shop early for Christmas, but
don't shop long."
"Step lively, there's lots of room
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
Defying the Lightning
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
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
growing there, some of it in bloom
Mr. Vickery's offer came to the at
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
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
HIS QUOTA OF BONOS
COUNCIL EXONERATES WELL
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
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
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
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.
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
George Sparenberg, of .Wardner,
Idaho, died during the night. He
here October 15.
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
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
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'
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
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.
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