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The Daily Star-Mirror
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Austria has surrendered and Germany today stands alone, facing an out
raged world and waiting her punishment which is coming swiftly. The Ger
mans are making a stand and putting up a stiff resistance, but it is believed
that when the German soldiers learn that their last ally has surrendered
unconditionally and is out of the fighting they will not put up so strong a
resistance, if they do not refuse to fight.
The collapse of Austria, which Friday's Star-Mirror predicted would occur
within 48 hours, is complete. The dual monarchy ceases to be a factor in
the fighting, surrenders her armies, her submarines and all of the German
submarines in her waters, and gives the allies the right to use her railroads
to transport troops and supplies to Germany's southern border where, un
less Germany surrenders in the meantime, two million soldiers will be
massed to deal Germany a crushing blow on that side within two weeks.
This means going into Germany's "back door" at a point where fighting can
be carried on this winter, should cold weather stop the fighting in the north.
The news carried by the Associated Press today is the most important and
far reaching since the great offensive of General Foch began on July 18.
"' It ifpings the end of the war much closer and leaves Germany the chief sinner
alone to bear the brunt of the burden when it comes to paying the final
The kaiser has surrendered much of his authority and transferred it to the
'■* people, but he stubbornly refuses to abdicate and has sought refuge in Ger
great headquarters where he spends much of his time in reading the
bible and in prayer, evidently preparing for what he knows is but a few weeks
or months ahead of him.
With the surrender of Austria-Hungary the terms for Germany will be
made that much harder. It is believed that Germany, which the world knows,
started the war for conquest, will be called upon to make all of the restitu
tion possible to a nation as nearly bankrupt as Germany will be when the
* war ends. It is reported that Germany now has the terms of the surrender
to which she must agree before fighting ceases and the allies are slaughter
ing German troops, taking thousands of prisoners and much German booty
while awaiting the Huns' answer.
The Germans, true to their instincts and their "kultur" are robbing the
country as they retire, stripping it of everything of value, and even taking
all of the male population years
score she will have to pay when the crash comet.
Following are the telgraphic and cable reports received today:
Austria's Surrender is Complete.
WASHINGTON.—The terms of the armistice under which the forces of
what was once the Austro-Hungarian empire laid down their arms were
announced in Washington and allied capitals today. These terms accomp
lish the complete surrender of Austria-Hungary and opened the territory
of the dual monarchy for the American and allied forces to operations against
Germany from the south.
... The terms include the complete demobilization of all of the Austrian
forces and the surrender of half of their artillery and military equipment.
The occupation by American and allied forces of such strategic places as
may later be selected; the use of Austrian railroads for operations against
i' Germany and the evacuation of all occupied territory, leaving behind all
equipment and supplies, including coal.
Surrenders Fleet and Submarines.
The terms also require the surrender of a portion of the Austrian surface
and submarine fleets and the disarmament of the others.
The terms also require Austria to surrender all German submarines in
Austrian waters and the release of all allied and American prisoners without
* Under these terms Austria is out of the fighting, hostilities having ceased
* against Austria-Hungary at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Austria has suffered terrible punishment during the past few days. A
special from London says:
"More than 20,000 prisoners and several hundred guns were taken by the
British Forty-Eighth division on the Asiago P Chateau on the Venetian
plains, where British forces effected a crossing of the Tagliamento river.
These forces included the 332nd American regiment which did valiant work.
Americans Take 5,000 German Prisoners.
WASHINGTON.—General Pershing's communique says;
captured the dominating heights northwest of Verdun and
The First Am
erican army
brought under fire of their heavy guns, the important railroad from Mont
piny to Longuyon and Conflans. They took over 1,000 German prisoners
and more than 100 guns.
Germans Put Up Hard Fight.
with and machine
throughout last night on the entire 16-mile front along the Aisne river be
tween Rethel and Semuy.
British Attack Launched Successfully.
LONDON.—(Official.)—At dawn the British south of the Scheldt river
attacked on a wide front, the reports says launched successfully.
LONDON.—Is establishing grand court of allied civil and military repre
sentatives for purposes of trying those guilty of crime during the war is
i a<lv£jated by Attorney General Sir Edward Ward Smith, with an interview
0 of Daily Express.
Associated Press.)—The Americans are pushing northward toward Sedan
early last night and reached Sommauthe, five miles north of Buzanoy; thirteen
miles south of Sedan.
WASHINGTON.—Terms of armistice under which Austro-Hungarian
laid down their arms has been received at the state department, and
will be made public today.
ROME.—(Official.—The entire Italian front continues to move forward
the mountain front of Tenale to Lake Garda west of Trent, the Italians
progressing rapidly, and are advancing on the Riva and other points
west of the Adige.
Revolution Spreading in Europe.
AMSTERDAM.—Warsaw newspapers say that hostilities have broken out
between Polish and Ruthenian-Ukranian troops. The latter are supported
by the German and Austrian regiments captured at Lemberg and Galicia on
November 1.
A Lemberg dispatch via Vienna reports that armed Ukranians occupied
Lemberg republic offices and seized the railroads and telephone and tele
graph services and disarmed the soldiers of other nationalities.
Emperor Charles to Abdicate.
BASEL, Switzerland.—(By Associated Press.)—Emperor Charles of Aus
tria-Hungary has determined to abdicate and will retire to Switzerland, Ger
man newspapers say.
Americans Have All Towns on West Bank of Meuse.
WASHINGTON.—The American First army is continuing its advance
northwest of Verdun and has extended its attack to the east bank of the
Meuse. General Pershing reported all of the towns on the west bank of the
river and south of Halles have been captured by the Americans.
French and Americans Advancing Together.
ïhe French have successfully attacked again this morning on both wings of
their battle front and moved northward in conjunction with the Americans
to Le Chene and Les Petities, Armoisee, Verrieres and north of Argonne on
the left and are pressing eastward in the region of Guise.
Russia Repudiates War Debt to Germany.
COPENHAGEN.—Indications are that Russia will refuse to make any fur
ther indemnity payments to Germany, according to the Frankfurt Gazette.
This newspaper says that Russia, after making two installments, has stopped
the transport of gold and bank notes to Germany.
Conference to Settle War Still in Session.
-, PARIS.—The conference of statesmen of the interallied nations, together
<|ith the military and naval advisers continued in session today.
Bohemia Has New Man at the Head.
The grand total of Ahterican army casualties up to today has reached
61,604, making a total of more than 6,000 for last week. The kill in action
now number 11,076. Following is the detailed list of casualties since the
United States entered the war up to and including Sunday:
Killed in action (including 395 at sea) .
Died of wounds .
Died of disease .
Died of accident and other causes .
Wounded in action ..
Missing in action (including prisoners) .
Total to date
Sunday's Casualty List.
There were 874 casualties reported Sunday, as follows;
Killed in action, 56; died of wounds, 49; died of accident and other causes,
4; died of disease, 71; wounded severely, 106; wounded, degree undetermined,
267; wounded slightly, 264; missing in action, 60; prisoners, 6; lost at sea, 1;
total, 874.
Today's Casualties Are 627.
There were 627 names in the casualty lists issued for today* In the list
issued for morning papers there are 314. This list follows;
Killed in action, 45 died of wounds, 64; died of accident and other causes,
3; died from aeroplane accident, 1; died of disease, 80; wounded severely,
38; wounded, degree undetermined, 46; wounded slightly, 37; total, 314.
Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 116; died of wounds, 13; died of disease,
20; wounded severely, 27; wounded, degree undetermined, 25; wounded
slightly, 96; missing in action, 16; total, 313.
That no difficulty will be experi
enced in the raising of Latah county's
quota of $22,000 for the United War
Work campaign is the opinion of L.
F. Parsons, chairman of the county
council of defense who, together with
County Chairman Francis Jenkins,
will be largely responsible for the
success of the drive in this county.
Mr. Parsons stated to a Star-Mirrbr
reporter that altho the sum of
$22,000 had been fixed as Latah's
minimum contribution, a request had
been sent from headquarters that the
sum raised be greater than the mini
mum by at least fifty per cent. It is
considered that the process of de
mobilization, now a prospect for the
near future, will demand funds not
included in the first estimates.
From the offices of the county
council of defense, twenty-six pre
cinct captains over the county have
been notified of the portion they are
expected to raise. All moneys raised
will be gathered by means of the as
sessment method used in previous
drives, especially with conspicuous
success in the Fourth Liberty Loan.
AMSTERDAM.—Josef Selinger, a
took charge of the government says
frbm Friesberg, Bohemia.
Americans Withdraw, Says Berlin.
BERLIN.—(Official.)—Strong American attacks west of the Meuse be
tween Sommatry and Belval were brought to a standstill. East of Valen
the German front has been withdrawn to some extent.
In connec
tion with the German withdrawal east of the Aisne there was a slight, with
drawal west of the Meuse.
Italians Take 16,000 Austrians.
LONDON.—(Official.)—The Tenth Italian army with which the British
contingents have been fighting captured more than 16,000 prisoners east of
the Piave river.
French Take 10,000 Prisoners, 113 Guns.
PARIS.—(Official.)—The French army during October in the fighting on
the Oise front, alone, took 10,387 prisoners and 113 cannon and 1600 machine
British Make Advances.
LONDON.—British in a new attack today, are unofficially reported to have
reached the line of Andrei river near the Franco-Belgian border, five miles
east of Valenciennes. Further south General Haig's men forced a crossing
of the Oise-Cambrai canal.
Austrian Rebellion Grows.
AMSTERDAM.—Przymsl is in the hands of the Ruthanians. The Aus
trian army commanded by General Haus, in whose ranks is Archduke Wil
liam, is reported to be advancing on Ravaruska Zamost.
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The classification of every person in
the county prepared prior to the Lib
erty loan will be utilized in fixing
individual quotas.
J. S. Hekathorn has been appointed
treasurer for the drive, and all funds
will be turned over to him at the close
of the drive.
Due to the abundant publicity given
all forms of war work included in this
campaign, there seems little likelihood
that there remains in any community
in the county a single person who is
not fairly well informed of the use
to which the funds to be raised will
be put. Posters and pictures, as well
as texts have contributed a vast
; mount of information relative to the
work of the Salvation Army lasses,
the Y. M. C. A. workers and Y. W.
C. A., Knights of Columbus, Jewish
societies, and the library association.
The drive begins officially a week
from today and closes in six days af
terwards. Miss Alice Brown has ar
rived to take charge of the student
division of the war drive. She has
opened headquarters in the offices of
the county council of defense.
ITHACA, N. Y.—Dr. Andrew D.
White. Cornell University's first presi
dent and former ambassador to Ger
many and minister to Russia, died today
of paralysis.
Mrs. Eva Potter returned Sunday from
Spokane where she has been visiting her
deputy in the Austrian lower house,
The campaign closed in Latah
county with personal work by the
friends of the various candidates.
There has been a noticeable absence
of personalities in the campaign,
which, while one of the most intense
in many years, has been clean as a
rule. In Latah county the repub
licans have a complete ticket, having
a candidate for every county and leg
islative office. The democrats have
only a few candidates, having none
for treasurer, superintendent,
veyor or legislative position,
nonpartisans have only four candi
dates, all for the four legislative po
sitions in this county, a senator and
three representatives. These are all
filed as democrats but the democrats
do not claim them and they are be
ing supported almost solely by the
Latah is a strong republican county
and republicans claim they will carry
the county by an overwhelming ma
jority. Congressman French is ex
pected to get almost the unanimous
vote of this, his home county, where
his opponent, L. I. Purcell, nonparti
san, has few followers. Purcell was
a republican two years ago and cam
paigned in this county against Wilson
and the democratic ticket.
It is predicted that Davis will beat
Samuels more than two votes to one
in Latah county and Gooding will get
nearly as large a vote for United
States senator as Davis gets for gov
Friends of Frank L. Moore say he
will carry Latah, his home county,
for senator against W. E. Borah. Mr.
Moore returned home this morning
from a compaign tour in which he
drove more than 2000 miles in his
automobile and he expresses confi
dence that he will be elected. Parker,
for state treasurer, is another demo
crat who will get a big vote in Latah
county, as many republican^ refuse to
support the republican candidate,
John W. Eagleson, who was indorsed
by the nonpartisan league.
The indications are that the repub
licans will elect the legislative ticket,
which is supported largely by "old
line" democrats, and that the republi
cans will elect most of the county
officers. Sheriff J. J. Campbell,
democratic candidate for reelection, is
regarded as the strongest man on the
democratic ticket in Latah county.
His opponent is John L. Woody, coun
ty commissioner, who is also regarded
as a strong man.
Three million dollars of Liberty bonds,
purchased by subordinate lodge funds ;
three hundred thousand dollars donated
to the Red Cross war fund ; one hundred
thousand dollars donated to the Y. M.
C. A. war funds ; one million dollars
donated to other war funds ; three hun
dred Elk club houses turned over for
use by Red Cross and other patriotic
agencies ; two hundred and fifty thou
sand food conservation pledges secured
among members of the order; more
than thirty thousand members of the
order wearing the country's uniform.
Surely this record justified the claim
that the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks is the greatest single patriotic
asset of the United States today. It is
interesting to note that of our members
in the service one is a general—John J.
Pershing; two are major generals; six
are brigadier generals ; eighty are col
onels; four hundred arc majors; sixteen
hundred are captains; fortj'-seven hun
dred are lieutenants: two thousand, arc
sergeants, and five hundred are corpo
rals. In the navyi One is a rear ad
miral: twelve are chptains; four'are
commanders ; twenty ate lieutenant coni
manders; one -hundred are lieutenafits,
and one -hundred and fifty are .ensigns.
The splendid remainder' are (he ,boys
in the ranks—the real power that will
win the war. ■
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Lieutenant Albert in America.
Mrs. L. F. Albert received a tele
gram Sunday morning announcing
that her husband, Lieutenant Albert,
had landed in America* Mrs. Albert
left at once for Newport News, where
Mr. Albert is Î* a receiving hospital.
It will be remembered that several
months ago Lieutenant Albert, who
had charge of a search light in France
was hit by a German shell and suf
fered the amputation of both legs arid
part of one hand. He must now
undergo another minor operation in
the east, after which he and Mrs.
Albert expect to return to Moscow.
Two more deaths in Moscow from
influenza make a total of eight since
the epidemic struck town, all but one
being members of the S. A. T. C.
Mrs. Earl St. John died last night,
being the only civilian who has died
as a result of the epidemic. The other
victim is Ralph Gochnour, of Burley,
Idaho, a student in the University of
Idaho, who was enrolled in the S. A.
T. C. Gochnour has been sick for a
long time and there has been little
hope of his recovery for the past
* Mrs. St. John has been ill for some
time. Her husband, Earl St. John, is
window dresser at David's store. Sev
eral other members of the family are
Gochnour has been a very popular
student at the university, this being
his sophomore year. He was taken
desperately ill at the start, but, being
young and vigorous, has made a gal
lant fight and it was thought for
several days that he would win. This
makes three deaths in the Class A.
men and three in the class B of the
S. A. T. C., one soldier who came
back from cantonment ill with the
disease and one civilian.
The situation is said to be improv
ing today, the number of new cases
admitted to the hospital being only
two and the number released as cured
the same.
The death of Mr. Gochnour has
caused much genuine sorrow. He was
a bright student and had hosts of
friends. He was a member of the
Sigma Nu fraternity. He spent last
summer at the training school at the
Presidio, San Francisco. His mother
is dead and the body will be sent to
Elma, Wash., for burial beside that
of his mother. His father and sister
were with him when death came, hav
ing been here nearly a week. The
body will be shipped to Elma, Wash.,
Mrs. Earl St. John Dead.
Mrs. Earl St. John died this morn
ing at six o'clock at her home on
East Sixth, street, of influenza, fol
lowed by pneumonia. Mrs. St. John,
formerly Miss Lily Snyder, was a
Moscow high school student and had
worked in the local telephone office
before her marriage to Earl St. John,
who at present is window decorator
at David's. Mr. St. John, himself, is
quite sick of influenza. The funeral
will occur Thursday at 10:30 a. m.
Rev. Goss of the Nazarene church
will conduct the services at the grave.
President Lindley, head of the Uni
versity of Idaho and a member of the
state board of education, urges that
the voters vote in favor of constitu
tional amendment No. 3, which abol
ishes the office of state superintend
ent of public instruction. President
Lindley calls attention to the facts
that this is an unnecessäry office, a
burden on the tax payers, its func
are fully covered by the
of education and the state commis
sioner of education, Dr. E. A. Bryan,
and that the last three state superin
tendents of public instruction have
favored abolishing the office. Miss
Redfield, the present incumbent, has
signed a statement (previously pub
lished in The Star-Mirror) in which
she asks that the office be abolished.
Many of our best citizens favor the
abolishing of the office and ask the
voters to vote in favor of that amend
ment. That is the only one of the
amendments that is being generally
supported, the concensus of opinion
being that the others should all be
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 3.—(By the
Associated Press.)—On the occasion of
the constitutional amendment coming
intp force, says an official telegram
from Berlin, Emperor William addressed
to Prince Maxmillan of Baden, the Ger
man 'imperial chancellor, a decree in
dorsing the decisions of the reichstag
and avowing his firm determination to
epoperate in their fu.ll development. The
empe,tor's decree rqads :
"Your Grand Ducal Highness :
"I return herewith for immediate pub
lication the bill to amend the imperial
iconstitution'and, the law of March 17,
1879, relative to the representation of
the imperial chancellor, which has been
lâid before me for signature.
"On the occasion of this step which
so momentous for the future history
of the German people, I have a desire
give expression to my feelings. Pre
pared for by a series of government acts
new order comes into force which
transfers the fundamental rights of th~
kaiser's person to the people.
"Thus comes to a close a period which
will stand in honor before the eyes of
future generations. Despite all struggles
between invested authority and aspiring
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