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volume vra MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1918 NUMBER 28 AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN SITUATION IS CRITICAL r Austria is fast going to pieces. While her foreign minister is frantically •trying to secure an armistice and peace terms the Italians, French and .British are hammering her on a front 40 miles wide and have taken more than 100 towns and villages and 15,000 prisoners. The Gzecho-Slovaks have overthrown the Austrian government in Bo hemia and the Austrian soldiers have gone over to the Czecho-Slovaks. A bloodless revolution has resulted in the overthrow of Austrian power and the establishment of a new government at Prague, Austria seems doomed either to surrender unconditionally or to be com pletely defeated in a military way. The allies will submit to Austria the only terms upon which an armistice will be granted, namely an unconditional surrender of her armies in the field. The latest German note has not been made public and no statement :as to its contents will be forthcoming until tomorrow or later, according to Secretary Lansing, but the latest note is said to contain the statement that the kaiser has been deprived of all power to either declare war or ne gotiate peace and reiterates the statement previously made that the respon sibility of government has been taken over by the reichstag and the people and great constitutional changes have been made. On the western front the Allies are still victorious but the Germans are putting up a strong resistance and a bitter fight to retain the ground stolen from Belgium and France, not, it is believed, with an idea of holding it, but to prevent the allies from reaching Germany's borders before the weather stops fighting. The telegraphic and cable dispatches received today follow: b ( A Washington Suspicious of Austrian Note. WASHINGTON.—Although officials here regard the Austro-Hungarian situation as far from being clarified they are inclined to question how far Vienna government is now qualified to speak for any one. The understand ing is that they are to be dealt with on the theory that the acceptance of armistice terms amounting to surrender in the field, will be the best guaran tee of faithful performance of any promises given. Czecho-Slovak Rebellion Entirely Successful. GOPENHAGEN.—The Czecho-Slovak national committee took over the functions of the local government at Prague, the Bohemian capital on Mon day, marking the final step in a successful revolution there, according to a Berlin telegram. Monday night the general commanding the Prague garrison and his staff placed the entire armed forces in the city at the disposal of the Czech national committee. Czecho-Slovak Make New Capital. PARIS.—The Czecho-Slovak council of state decided to make Pressburg the capital of Slovaki, according to .newspapers here. Austrian Fleet Changes its Base. -The Austrian fleet has been hastily concentrated at Fiume, ac cording to Rome dispatches, under date of October 27. A few vessels remain at Pola but all that were at Cattaro have left. It is said that Hungary demanded the concentration of the fleet. Austrians Flee in Utter Rout. WASHINGTON.—The results of the victorious advance against the Aus trians on the Italian front hourly increases in importance, says official dis patches to the Italian embassy here from Rome. Over 100 villages and towns have been taken. PARIS. ',*1 Germany Says She Has Completely Reformed. WASHINGTON.—Another note from the German ^government reached Washington. It supplements the last communication saying an armistice is awaited by reciting in detail governmental changes which have taken place in Germany as evidence that the kaiser has been deprived of all power of war and negotiating peace. It reiterates that the actual power of responsibility of the German govern ment has been transferred to the reichstag and describes the progress necessary constitutional changes. As word of the new German move came in it is learned that President Wilson was working on the reply to the last Vienna note in which the Austrian government accepted all the principles and conditions of the presi dent and asked an armistice and peace proposals. An early reply, which will probably be made public before night is ex pected to inform Vienna that on the basis of her acceptance of all the conditions, including actual independence, not mere autonomy for subject nationalities, the request of the Austrian government has been referred to the governments with which the United States is associated. No Statement on Austrian Note Today. WASHINGTON.—Secretary of State Lansing said the state department would not make public immediately the new German note nor would there be any announcement today of the American reply to Austria. French Gain New Victories. PARIS.—(Official.)—General Debeney's first army gained new successes in encircling Guise. North of Guise they have taken Beufory farm. Along the Peronne river, south of Guise, the French progressed east to Monceau Le-Neuf and captured many prisoners. American Bring Down 18 Hun Planes—Lose 5. WASHINGTON.—Heavy artillery and machine gun fire north of Verdun and the bringing down of 18 German airplanes with the failure of five Am erican planes to return as told in the Associated Press dispatches last night, are reported in General Pershing's communique for yesterday, received today. Americans Take More Towns Wednesday. WASHINGTON.—Americans operating north of Verdun occupied Aincre Ville and established lines north of that village, General Pershing reported for yesterday. 1 Quiet on British Front. LONDON.—(Official.)—On the British front in France, there has been no activity except patrol encounters in which the British advanced and cap tured a few prisoners. • American Casualties. Again the American army casualties are comparatively light, the total for army and mraine corps today being 492, of which the marine corps list has 69. The list issued for morning papers follows: Killed in action, 3; died of wounds, 6; died of accident and other causes, ■2; died of disease, 12; wounded severely, 30; wounded, degree undetermined, 74; wounded slightly, 76; missing in action, 8; total, 210. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 4; died of wounds, 11; died from acci dent and other causes, 6; died of disease, 22; wounded severely, 27; wounded, ■degree undetermined, 67; wounded slightly, 67; missing in action, 9; total, 213. Marine Corps Casualties.—Killed in action, 2; died of wounds received in action, 1; died of disease, 41; wounded in action, severely, 3; wounded in action, degree undetermined, 1; missing in action, 19; in hands of enemy. 2; total, 69. Please Don't Ask the Time. The telephone exchange is very short of help, due to the influenza, Operators cannot be had from other places. Pullman's exchange had only one operator for several days. Pat Tons of the telephone are requested to confine their calls only to the abso lutely necessary business. Please do not call central and ask for the time. While the operator is giving you this information some one may be calling for a doctor or some important busi ness may be neglected. As soon as the situation improve* and the exchange has a full crew, the operators will be ! glad to accommodate all with the time | or al W other information at their dis posa ' Mrs. Otto Grice arrived yesterday j from Portland to visit with her parents, i Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Knepper, north of i Moscow. Mrs. Grice says the influenza ! has been held in check quite well in Portland, although the epidemic has not yet subsided. Mrs. Grice, when at home. devotes most of her time to the war work in different activities, and Margaret, and Mrs. J. F. Bower of Colton are in the city shopping today. Mike Reisenaner and daughters, Rose SHALL NOT WIN HERE SPOKANE NEWSPAPER REVIEWS POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE STATE OF IDAHO - The Spokesman-Review of Spokane sent a trusted member of its editorial staff into Idaho to get into touch with the political situation here and ascertain how people intended to vote. He visited all of the northern counties of the state. From other sources, equally reliable the Spokane paper secured a "line on'' the situation in southern Idaho. The instructions 'of these writers was "get the facts, re port them impartially and fully, take no sides in the controversy, just first the facts and tell them." rriv _ _. j. , , ! aCl - C0Unty . W f T ™ i ' S?£l r , now the e ;!' tor , re T- W n i f n • edlt01 T 1 j il . wh ^ h ™ ' yestemay Under the Rot WiJ" ,i I to Repudiate man Rovlfw the Sp ° keS ' f. a ? ,s ', . . As the political campaign in Idaho, which has been interesting, intricate and spirited, draws to a close it ap pears more likely than e^ir that the bolshevism of the nonpartizan league of North Dakota has met with a de feat in its attempt to branch out and control the politics of another west ern state. That the nonpartizan workers will be able to elect any of their principal candidates is most im probable. The whole issue has be come one of loyalty and sound Ameri canism and the nonpartizan record in this respect is so weak as to offer a fatal number of weak points. "The closest fight will be between former Governor Frank R. Gooding, republican, and senator John F. Nu gent, nonpartizan-democrat, for elec tion to the United States senate, Nonpartizan strength will "be centered on Nugent, who was appointed to his seat in the senate as successor to the late James H. Brady. But the attacks on Gooding have been met vigorously by the counter attacks of the former governor and his republican backers, who have put the nonpartizan cam paigners clearly on the defensive as to thèir loyalty. Gooding's candi dacy, therefore, has for some time been increasing in strength and prom ises to continue to do so until elec tion day. "The nonpartizan candidate for governor, H. F. Samuels, has been found objectionable personally throughout the state. The nature of the opposition to Samuels, among democrats as well as republicans, has been strongly indicated by Idaho re ports in The Spokesman-Review dur ing the last week. "The 'regular' democrats of Idaho arc solidly lined up against the so called 'democratic' ticket which the nonpartizan leaguers took unto themselves by manipulation of the machinery of the primaries and most of them will vote for the bulk of the republican list. There are a few genuine democratic candidates, such as Frank L. Moore, Senator Borah's opponent, but as a general thing the Idaho election will not follow' con ventional party lines at all." P MONTANA EDITOR GETS FEDERAL APPOINTMENT WASHINGTON. — J. K. Heslet, president of the Butte (Montana) Miner Publishing company, has been made representative of the Pulp and 'Paper division of the war industries board for the district of Montana, Wyoming arid Idaho, it was announced here today. -te Mrs. Joe Mraz donated five quarts of fruit to the mess fund, and Mrs. Albert Neely donated four quarts of fruit today. Crumbling i « O / y. a tc^l mm 4 » es! * m 1 y h 1 \ y (.AProfffl < * / i? 1 w IB*. Joe Hazeltine, a farmer living near Viola, wrote to an old friend in North Dakota, asking about the nonpartizan league and what it had done for the farmers in that state. He wrote at the request of neighbors who had been asked to join the league at $16 each. Mr. Hazeltine wrote to W. A. Garbs, of Manning, North Dakota, who answered as follows: Manning, N. D., Oct. 23, 1918. Mr. J. H. Hazeltine, Moscow, Idaho. Dear Friend Joe and Family: Your letter of October 19th reached me to day, and we were glad to learn that everybody was well. We are well, but the whole country is afflicted with the Flu, and I hope we will be able to avoid it. You ask me my opinion of the Non Partizan League, and I will gladly comply with your request. Townley, the president of the league, used to live less than one , ■ hundred miles from me, and I knew j of him before he started the league, ' and I know nothing good about him, he owes over three hundred thousand dollars, has refused to pay his debts and says that "as he started out without nothing he does not consider that he owes | nyth ing" and he was known t Beach , N. D , as a plunger, and that is what he is now, but the difference now is, he is not plunging himself into debt, but is doing his damndest to plunge the whole state 0 f North Dakota into debt so deep, that it.will take a century to get out, jf he gets his policies through, 1 farmers of North Dakota has put The over '• four million dollars into this thing in this state alone, and they have not gained one cent in any man ner or form. The men of this state who have done the most for the farm ers in the past have been thrown | down, for no other reason than', that they had a mind of their own and would not be dictated to by a cheap bunch of Socialistic Agitators, who do not own any property in this state j and most of whom do not even live j 1 here. The officers of the league were | not elected by the farmers, not a sin-j j glq one^and are all self appointed. | They handle the money as they see j fit, and have never made any account ing to the farmers, showing how they have used their money. The whole bunch are Socialists of the worst character, and )sre endeavoring to capture the Republican and Demo cratic parties in the different states in which they are working, so as to be able to put through their schemes to obtain control of the money of each state, and if they get control of the finances of a state; I say God help the state, as we have ample rec ord evidence of the way Townley han died his own affairs. The present administration has cost this state more than $200,000.00 more than the last Republican Administra tion, and we have nothing to show for the- extra expense. As an example of how they help the farmer, I will tell y u a little about the stores which they nave been organizing in this state. They sell the farmer a piece of paper for $100.00 which gives him the privilege of trading at the store for ten years, and nothing more, in other words the farmer furnished the money for the privilege of trading at the store for ten years. Townley and his bunch keeps the money at the end of ten years, and uses the money dur ing the ten years as they see fit. Nice scheme don't you think, for Towmley, I would like to start a few stores on the same plan myself, and I guess I am a damned fool, that I did not get into the band wagon and reap some of the golden harvest myself. I have talked with some of the farmers who have put their money into the gtores, and they told me they could buy just as cheap at the „other stores, so if they tell you you can buy cheaper at their stores, take the assertion with a grain of salt. If they wanted to play square with the farmers who put their money in the stores, why don't they give them a share of stock in the store, and let them own it, and elect their own officers, and reap a part of the profits, then at the end of the ten years the farmers would still own the store and run it, and still have the privilege of trading at the store. I wish I could talk to you, there is so much to be said, but I believe what I have told you will show you how much they are doing the farmers of this state and not how much they have done for them. My advice to you is to stick to the old parties, and keep away from this grafting scheme called the non-parti san league. I never voted a demo cratic ballot in my life, but I am go ing to vote for every democrat on the ballot this fall, as our only hope is to elect a democratic governor, to save the state from financial for years to come, sell everything I have in this state I would certainly do it and move out, but everything is so up in the air, that it is impossible to sell any thing, as people who have money do not care to invest in North Dakota, after they see what is going to hap I expect to go into an officers' rum If I could pen. training camp, at Camp Pike, Arkan sas about the 16th of next month. Give my regards to all my relatives and friends. Let me hear from you again. Yours truly, (Signed) W. A. GARNS. N. B.—Remember, the league is democratic in a state, in which the democrats have control and republi can in republican states, they have stolen the republican party of this state, or the name rather and there are only two parties, the league and the democratic party. ■ U ■ j ,\\ \ v rvn pfu ronss to CTAvn tbiIt lAtuoo islAJNU IKIAL HELD ID ANSWER j nonpartizan league j organizer working in north Idaho, on j a charge of violating the espionage 1 act, was bound over to the Idaho fed i eral grand jury yesterday by United ' States Commissioner Dirks under $5000 bond, which was promptly fur nished. . Gaston is alleged to have stated in various conversations around Har vard, Idaho, according to the testi uiony, that the Red Cross was nothing but a graft; that he knew of one case where a woman knit a sweater an d gave it to the Red Cross, only to have it sold to a soldier for $4. He is alleged to have cited another case where a woman knit a pair of socks and gave to the Red Cross, pinning a note in one sock, asking the wearer if they were satisfactory. According to his alleged story she got a reply from a lumberjack stating that the socks were all right, that he had paid 50 cents for them and that he would like to buy some more, it is further declared that he as serted that Liberty bonds were a big graft and that the banks should take them all up, also that every man, woman or child in Spokane had to buy $30 worth of war savings stamps or go to jail. Another alleged statement I s respect to the Germans. It is alleged he would question a man as to his neighbors, then if they were German say, "You find them pretty good neighbors, don't you?" When the man would reply yes he would sa Y) "Yet they call them Huns. I wonder what kind of an animal that * s '"—Spokesman-Review, L. F. Parsons, chairman of the La tah county council of defense, who made the complaint against Gaston, attended the trial at Spokane as a witness, with several other Latah county witnesses to whom Gaston is alleged to have made these state ments. Mr. Parsons said: "Gaston showed himself to be one °t the most bitter men against the government, a regular I. W. W., who wants to destroy property of those who oppose his ideas. He did not know whether he was born in the United States or Canada and it is not known whether he is a citizen. He was released on bonds signed by two Germans, both of whom are under suspicion of being strongly pro-Ger man and whose records and actions are to be investigated by government officials." r - PRINCETON PICKINGS A. LIVINGSTON KILLED A. Livingston was hurt in the tim ber while cutting logs the 25 and was taken to the Bovill hospital where he was operated on his skull being^ crushed. He never gained conscious-' ness and died Saturday evening at 7 p. m. Undertaker Anderson from Palouse went up to Bovill and brought him home Sunday and he was buried Tuesday in the Mendenhal cemetery. Mrs. Livingston's sister and hus band from Spokane, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel are here to attend the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Jame Warman are visiting friends here. Miss Elsie Bingham came home over Sunday from Potlatch. Mr. and Mrs. John Cone went to Moscow Tuesday. The influenza situation in Moscow shows marked improvement today. Since yesterday's report eight new cases have been admitted to the hos pital and 10 have been discharged as cured. All of the new light, deaths. cases are very There have been no further Two cases are still quite serious but are improved and strong hopes of their recovery are enter tained. One of these very sick men is Ralph Gochnauer, a student of the university, who .was here last year. Captain Felker said of him; "He is putting up a strong fight and we be lieve he will pull through, but he has been and is yet, a very sick man.'' Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, reports a number of new cases in the town and country and again has is sued a caution to people to not visit or permit their children to visit the homes of others if they have any symptoms of the disease. He told of a Moscow woman whose little girl had a bad cold and cough, who took the child to the home of a neighbor and spent the evening. In 48 hours five members of the family where she visited were down with the di sease and the woman and her husband were both down with it. He told of another similar case in the country in which five member's of a family were exposed to and taken down with the disease within 48 hours after the visit of a neighbor who had a bad cold. Dr. Adair issued a warning today that all visiting must cease until after the epidemic is past. Of the eight new cases in the S. A. T. C. reported today, five are in class B, vocational training men and the other three cases are from the stu dents of the university who are tak ing military training and are known as class A of the S. A. T. C. Captain Felker, commandant in charge, said: "We believe the crest is past. We have reached the top of the wave and a the other side. Tbi goin down on : n is very encouraging. Dr. E. H. Bindley Universi uation seems mfh improved, but we must use the utmos. diligence to care for r of the Id ah sit Ol convalescents. These are mostly young men, whe w ed from the hospital think they are well an dare a and we are watching them closely. We believe that with care the situation will continue to improve apidly." _ft-_ hen releas to g to extreme SEC. HOLLISTER UNFAIR CLAIM THAT NATIONAL SECRE TARY IS TRYING TO ELECT REPUBLICAN SENATOR BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 29.—A sensa tion was created in the political circles here today with the announcement that W. R. Hollister, secretary of the deipocratic national committee, had wired democratic county chairmen, on behalf of the national organization, to support Senator Nugent for re-elec tion, but failing to mention Frank R. Moore, democratic candidate for long term senator. "Senator Nugent's election in Idaho is vital if the senate is to remain democratic and democratic control of of senate is essential to the proper support of the president," said Hol lister. "No true friend of the national ad ministration can fail to support Sen ator Nugent. A vote against Nugent is a vote against the president and the president's wishes." To this Chairman J. D. Whitson of Elmore county replied: "Why do you not urge the election of Frank Moore? He is a democrat who has not be trayed his party or his state. Ac cording to Dubois, the president de sires the election of one democrat and one republican senator. I am trying to bring this about. Borah and Nu gent have left it to the rank and file to defend the honor of this state against the determined efforts of the Townleyites to debauch and ruin it. Moore and Gooding are doing their duty as citizens and every socialist pro-German and I. W. W. are against them and are supporting your candi dates. I cannot afford to be found in such company, J. D. Whitson." !» LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE IS A MOSCOW VISITOR Homer W Canfield, republican nominee for state representative for Latah county, is in Moscow today, renewing acquaintance with old friends. Mr. Canfield is one of Latah county's pioneer and substanial citi zens. He has lived in the county from a wilderness to its present grandeur and solidity. Mr. Canfield is being supported by the people of northern Latah county, regardless of party affiliations, one of the best rec ommendations for him having been written for the press recently by one of the staunchest democrats of that section. It is claimed by many demo crats and republicans that Mr. Can field will get 85 per cent of the votes in horthern Latah county, truly a good recommendation from Yhe sec tion in which he has lived so long and is so well known.