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* MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 7, 1918 VOLUME VIII NUMBER 85 GERMANY, TORN BY REVOLUTION, MUST QUIT j* Peace with Germany is very near. The country that started the war for conquest is on its death bed. Revolutionists have seized its fleet which has been carefully hidden in Kiel canal for nearly 4 1-2 years, prepared to "strike the death blow" to England when German arma had conquered the reat of Muropc, and 20,000 soldiers who deserted from the German army are march teg through the streets of Berlin. The soldiers are deserting and attacking the government and revolution is running riot in Germany today. The delegation to sign the armistice and stop the war has passed through the French lines under a white flag and were to meet General Foch with whom they must sign the armistice at Bo'clock this afternoon. It is likely that the peace terms are signed when this is written, for there is seven hours 'difference in the time between France and Idaho. Prmature announcement that peace had been signed spread throughout the Civilized world, due, probably, to an overzealous correspondent at the front who saw the delegates admitted through the allied lines under a flag of truce and supposed the papers had been signed. The story of how Germany, battered on the western front and torn by in ternal revolutions is writhing in death agonies is told in the press dispatches from the front which follow: Armistice Has Not Been Signed Says Washington. WASHINGTON.—(Special.)—It is announced officially at the state de partment at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon that the Germans had not signed the armistice terms. Lansing, secretary of war, authorized the statement that a German dele gation would not be received by General Foch until 5 o'clock this afternoon. PARIS.—Four German officers bearing white flags, it is officially an nounced, probably will arrive at General Fock's headquarters tonight. No Official Confirmation. WASHINGTON.—Neither the American government nor any of the allied embassies or war missions have been advised that General Foch has actually presented the armistice terms to the German delegation. It is assumed, however, that the German envoys have been conducted •« . through the French lines some time during today. Washington Saya Report Unofficial. WASHINGTON.—Navy cable censors reported that an unofficial message came through from abroad announcing that the Germans had signed the armistice êerms delivered by General Foch. No authority has been given for this statement. While it has added to the air of expectancy here and everywhere, the officials said that nothing but official dispatches could be believed. Foch Arranges to Meet Armistice Delegates. LONDON.—General Foch has notified the German high command that if the German armistice commission wishes to meet him it shall advance to the French lines along the Chimay, Fourmies La Chapelle and Guise roads and a meeting place will be arranged there. German Revolt Has Already Begun. COPENHAGEN.—A revolt has broken out in Hamburg, Germany, says a dispatch from the Pilitikens' correspondent at Vambrup. Violent artillery firing in the streets was in progress when the correspondent's informant was deported, the latter declared. German Navy in Hands of Revolutionists. LONDON.—The entire German navy and a great part of Schlesswig is in the hands of revolutionists, says reports coming from Kiel through Copen hagen. Kiel, where the German fleet is anchored, is now governed by marines, soldiers and the workers council. All workshops are occupied by red troops (revolutionists). Street car lines and railways are under control of the workers council. The revolution there has been peaceful, there having been no disturbances. f. German Army Deserters March Through Berlin Streets. STOCKHOLM.—Continuous demonstrations are taking place in Berlin, says the Söcial Demokraten. Twenty thousand deserters from the German army are marching through the streets. German Revolutionists Take More Towns. LONDON.— Altona, asross the river from Hamburg, Germany, and Ellens burg to the northeast are reported to be within the power of the revolution ary German soldiers. Workers Stop in Hamburg. LONDON.—The Wolff bureau, official German news agency, announces that all work has stopped in Hamburg owing to a strike. Undisciplined acts and outrages have taken place. Similar occurences from Luebeck are reported. German Revolution is Spreading. LONDON.—A number of garrisons on the south Baltic coast have deserted and are going to Kiel, where the German fleet is now in the hands of German revolutionists, says a Copenhagen dispatch. The red flag of revolution has been hoisted at Warnemunde, a seaport of northern Germany, and at Port Rostock, on the Baltic seacoast. It is reported that German authorities have decided to suppress the revolu tion at Kiel. Several thousand soldiers from Fehman Island have been or dered to Kiel. The workmen and soldiers council have decided to resist. ■A 't German Chancellor Appeals to People to Keep Peace. AMSTERDAM.—(Official.)—Chancellor Maximilian, of Germany, has is sued an appeal to the German people to remain quiet and keep order while peace negotiations are in progress. The appeal says; "In order to make an end of bloodshed a deputation has left for the front to arrange an armistice. These negotiations would be seriously endangered Jay disturbances and lack of discipline in Germany while they are in progress." French Drive Germans Back to Meet Peace Delegation. PARIS.—(Official.)—Along the entire French front the pursuit of the re treating Germans was taken up again this morning. The French have thrown the cavalry into action on their right where mounted troops are now pushing forward in the direction of the Meuse. British Are Nearing Belgian Border. LONDON.— (Officiai.) —The British are continuing their progress along the Franco-Belgian battle line. Northeast of Valenciennes they have reached t* the outskirts of Quievrain, Crespin and are close to the Belgian border. Far ther south Angre 'Wits taken and the British have .also taken Dempierre Monceau-St.-Vaast. Germany Warned to Stop Destruction of Property. WASHINGTON.—Secretary of State Lansing made public today a mes sage he has sent through the Swiss minister protesting against the reported intention of the German authorities in Belgium to destroy the coal mines of that country upon evacuation and if acts contemplated are carried out, the message says, it will confirm "the belief that the solemn assurances of Ger :man government are not given in good fauth." American Soldiers Enter Sedan. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN SEDAN.—American army has en tered that part of Sedan lying on the west bank of the Meuse. The bridge ■over the Meuse over which their retreating enemy fled, had been destroyed and the river valley flooded. The principal German lateral lines of com munication between the fortresses of Metz and northern France and Bel gium is now either out or invulnerable for the enemy's use. American Advances Continuing. WASHINGTON.—General Pershing's communique for yesterday says: ■"Important advances by the American first artillery yesterday on both sides of the Meuse. Neither difficult ground nor two fresh enemy divisions de layed their progress on the east but on the west side of the river the German positions were taken only after a bitter struggle." American Casualties 1189. There are 1189 names in the American casualty list issued today. The list issued for morning papers contains 663 names. It follows: Killed in action, 125; died from wounds, 97; died from accident and other causes, 8; died from aerpplane accident, 1; died of disease, 118; wounded £ , MOSCOW CELEBRATES SIGNING ARMISTICE PREMATURE CELEBRATION OF VICTORY GREATLY ENJOYED BY DELIGHTED PEOPLE A premature announcement that the Germans had signed the armistice and the war was over, electrified the people of the United States. The report was cabled from France, but how it orig inated is not known. But it spread like the proverbial "wild fire" and every one went wild. / The Star-Mirror received a call from Mr. Langdon, manager of the telephone company, stating that Germany had signed. The editor went to the Western Union office to confirm it before making it known. There he was told that the dispatch had come from Spokane and he asked for confirmation. In a few minutes the Spokane operator announced that it was authentic, that Spokane was celebrating, stores were closed, whistles blowing and the people were celebrating wildly. Then the story was given out in Moscow. A bulletin was posted and in a few minutes the bulletin was the chief at traction in town. Then things began to happen. flags and flung them to the breeze, stores were closed, whistles blown and the employes of all business houses formed an impromptu parade. It was one of the best and most enthusiastic parades ever seen in Moscow. It was four blocks long as it marched south down Main street and five blocks long as it re turned with the soldiers and a brass band leading. Those who were not in the parade joined in the cheering and shouting from the sidewalks. After the parade was over and the people had resumed their work, the Associated Press dispatch announcing that the story was not authentic and that the peace treaty or armistice had not been signed, reached Moscow. But it came too late to deprive Moscow people of the first real cause for a joy ous celebration they had had in four years. Moscow and Spokane are not the only places that were fooled. Throughout the length and breadth of the land the news went and impromptu celebrations were organized. Pullman simply went wild. Reports from there this afternoon say it was one of the most joyous cele severely, 110; wounded, degree undetermined, 111; wounded slightly, 45; missing in action, 38; total, 663. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 125; died of wounds, 69; died of disease, 126; wounded severely, 8; wounded slightly, 120; missing in action, 85; pris oners, 3; total, 536. BERMM ARMISTICE DELEGATES «DOIVE MEN WHO WILL «DECIDE GER MANY'S FATE PÀSS THROUGH HOSTILE LINES WASHINGTON, Nov. 6—Armistice terms prepared for Germany by the supreme war council are in the hands of German emmisaries on the western front, but the time that must elapse before there is a decision regarding their acceptance probably will depend largely upon the powers with Vhich the German delegation has been clothed. There is nothing here to indicate what authority has been conferred upon these German government rep resentatives. The official announce ment from Berlin via London today said : "A German delegation to conclude an armistice and take up peace nego tiations has left for the western front," but the significance of the language employed is unsettled. Officials here assume the German representatives, after securing the terms from Marshal Foch, will trans mit them by telegraph or conyey them personally to the German high command in the field, for it is under stood to be the purpose in the pres H □[ Help Keep the Ball Rolling \ «W. fk. Ü S ■ ; 4 > • ■% 'Z ' fr-.y/À ■ • - ' J m 6 * '.Ay W.j Vi m -,— brations the artesian city has had in years. Bands were playing, flags fly ing and the people were wildly joyful. The change from the sadness of war and of influenza epidemics was relished by all. The premature celebration can do no harm. We will all feel better for it. The celebration was premature, but, like the punishment of the Germans, we "had it coming to us" and we took it. RED CROSS HEAD MIS FOR FORDS AFTER FIVE WEEKS SPENT IN SPECTING WORK TELLS AM ERICANS OF ITS NEEDS BOISE.—(Special to The Star-Mir ror.)—Henry P. Davidson, chairman of the American Red Cross, after a five weeks' 'inspection trip of the Red Cross in England, France and Italy, sent the following telegram, calling upon the Red Cross throughout the United States, to support the United War Work campaign. Mr. Davidson urges liberal giving to the seven wel fare organizations. He says: ing spent nearly five years among our men back of the lines in England, Hav France and Italy, I have had oppor tunity to observe the work of the seven relief organizations. Certainly every chapter of the American Red Cross within the United States and indeed in all other parts of the world, and all citizens of the United States, would contribute to the work of these organizations if they could appreciate its importance. Our nearly two mil lion men are far from home in strange lands and need, as men never needed before, just the things these organi zations supply. I am therefore con fident that the entire Red Cross, con scious of its obligations, will cooper ate with enthusiasm and zeal in the coming campaign." The tremendous importance of the work of these seven welfare organiza tions, and the vast sum to be raised to carry on that work, requires the cooperation of all humane bodies. The response of the Red Cross to Mr. Davidson's appeal will be of immense value, enlisting as it will, the working force of that gigantic organization behind the United War Work drive, * Earl Wayland Bowman, 'Publicity Director. ent case, as was done with Austria Bulgaria and Turkey, to deal with the armistice as purely a military is sue between the military commands. Should this procedure be followed it is regarded here as probable that several days may elapse while _ the German general staff, now nominal ly, at least, subordinate to the civil government, can consider a decision. There can be no argument as to the terms, no, matter how harsh they may appear to the Germans, only course left to Germany is to ac cept or reject them. Meanwhile, Mar shal Foch is expected to continue the the Teutonic armies The pressure on which now threatens their safety along a 200-mile front. No announcement yet has been made regarding when the terms of the armistice will be made public. Their publication probably will be delayed until Germany has reached a decision with regard to them. Personnel of Commission. AMSTERDAM, Tuesday, Nov. 5.— General E. G. W. von Gruenell, Ger many's military delegate to The Hague peace conference; General H. K. A. von Winterfield, former military attache at Paris; Vice Admiral Meur er and Admiral Paul von Hintze, for mer secretary of foreign affairs, have been appointed members of a com mission to deal with the allied powers on armistice negotiations. Willing to Accept, Report. MONTREAL, Quebec, Nov. 6.—The Montreal Star this evening publishes the following dispatch from London: "Semi-official reports declare that Germany has decided to accept Foch's terms." FEDERAL CONTROL OF NEWSPAPERS WILSON'S ADMINISTRATION USING ARBITRARY POWERS TO CONTROL THE PRESS Writing for the North American Review, Richard Barry makes the challenging allegation that "there exists in the United States today a control of the press and a suppression of vital news and public discussion which it is difficult, to parallel in English-speaking countries unless one goes back to the time of King James." Mr. Barry declares that under the broad and necessary cloak of sup pressing disloyalty and withholding military information from the enemy the government has devised effective means of throttling legitimate criti cism of the acts of its officials and of advancing its own partizan for tunes. The North American Review cites the case of the senate committee's re port on the aircraft investigation. For publishing the report in full the New York Times suffered the sup pression of its foreign edition with out notification. The Christian Science Monitor was denied circulation for three days as a punishment for its publication of and comment on the aviation report. The Detroit News, for the same rea son, was barred from circulation in Canada, where it usually sends 30, 000 copies, an absurd restriction in view of the fact that the Montreal Star, the direct rival of the News for its Canadian circulation published the report almost in full and, of course, with impunity. Commenting on this restriction, Senator Lodge said on the floor of the senate: "Our enemies know the contents of the report, our allies know the contents of it and the only people who do not know about it are the people of the United States." Other throttling influences, as Mr. Barry sees it, are the order of the war industries board cutting down the amount of reading matter a pub lisher may print, another order cut ting off exchanges, and still another, that "during the war no new paper shall be established." Yet another restriction is seen in the order of Postmaster General Bur leson taking control of "news wires" so that (as he disingenuously an nounced) he might "provide for the press the most efficient wire facilities 'under government control." The writer of the North American Review article quotes Senator Poin dexter as follows: Editors should know their rights. If more of them would insist on these rights there would be less talk of the use by various governmental agents of authority which they do not possess under the law. As a matter of fact, any newspaper which will courage ously take a stand and which sin cerely has no desire to be dis loyal, can publish exactly the same material today that it pub lished before the war. I believe that many of these unusual pow ers assumed by departmental heads would be broken if so many editors did not invite their use. In this field, as in many others, the American people have generously re linquished long-standing rights and liberties in the commendable belief that thereby they were contributing to the winning of the war. But all history warns us that autocratic powers once yielded in good motive are reluctantly returned by men who have felt the intoxication of extra ordinary authority. One large problem of post-bellum reconstruction will be the restoration to the people of their peace-time lib erties and prerogatives.;—Spokesman Review. r. BELIEVED THAT GOODING ^ IS ELECTED SENATOR The only office in this state which has been in doubt has been the short term _ senatorship for which Frank R. Gooding, former governor of Idaho, re publican. and John F. Nugent, incum bent, democrat and indorsed by the non The race has been close. Both sides have claimed it. At midnight last night the returns then in at Boise gave it to Nugent by 446. As The Star-Mirror goes to press word comes from Boise that Gooding is elected by close to 1000 majority. Latah county did the trick, This county, with two precincts out (Texas Ridge and Helmer), gives Good ing 997 majority over Nugent. It is known, unofficially, that Helmer gave Gooding a majority of 1 and it is un officially reported that Texas Ridge gives him about 15 majority. Gooding headquarters claim this afternoon that the former governor is elected by at leasf~1000 majority. Flour Substitutes. H. D. Martin, county food adminis trator, asks that publicity be given to the fact that the following substitutes are allowed to be used by the food ad ministrator : meal (one of these three must be carried by dealers at all times), kaffir flour, Uiilo flour, bean flour, potato flour, sweet potato flour, buckwheat flour, rice flour, oat four, feterita flour and meal and peanut flour. If rye flour or meal is used it must be sold in the proportion of two pounds to every three pounds of wheat flour. Corn flour, barley, corn INFLUENZA GASES GROWING FEWER ONLY THREE NEW CASES RE PORTED IN MOSCOW TODAY AND THREE RELEASED The report of the influenza epidemic in Moscow today is very encouraging. Only three new cases were reported ia the S. A. T. C. and three have been re leased as cured. There were no deaths and the old cases are getting better. Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, says no new cases have been reported to him in the town, proper, outside of the S. A. T. C. men, and that conditions in Moscow are satisfactory. It is believed that the epidemic is under control and that from now on the number of cases will grow less daily. If people continue to take care of themselves and obey the regulations as they have the health offi cers believe that it will not be long be fore schools can be opened and every thing move on as before the epidemic struck Moscow. 46 Die At Pullman, PULLMAN. Wash., Nov. 6—Clyde Richards, who recently came to Wash ington from Missouri, succumbed yes terday afternoon to influenza. He was member of the S. A. T. C. This brings the total toll from the epidemic to 46 in Pullman, of which 40 were members of the training corps. Dr. J. B. Ander son. Spokane city health officer, and E. T. Coman of Spokane, president of the board of regents of the state col lege, visited Pullman yesterday and to day, respectively, to survey the influ enza situation. SEVENTEEN MORE LATAH MEN GALLED FOUR ENTRAINED YESTERDAY AND 13 MORE WILL ENTRAIN NEXT MONDAY Fou men from Latah county left yes terday for Fort Rosecrans, California. These men were inducted into the army on October 21, but some of them were sick and others were in Canada, so they could not go at that time. They are inducted for general military service. Those who left yesterday are : Dereal Marten Springer, Edmund Kueber, John Peter Moersch and George Mathew Moersch. Thirteen have been called for next Monday. They are to report at the en trained for Camp Lewis, Wash. Those who leave next Monday are : Browning Warren, Moscow. John Williams, Juliaetta. Tolbert Embry Gehrett, Troy. Guy Brown, Viola. Hubert P. Scharbach. Killam, Alta. Peter Anton Lande, Genesee. Loren Richard Queener, Warner, Alta. Albert Gerber, Viola. Robert H. Robinson, Palouse. Wash. Elmer Compton. Troy. Edward Aivin Gustin, Moscow. Alfred George Harris, Potlatch. Lee G. Chaney, Viola. GENESEE RED CROSS SENDS SOLDIERS FRUIT The Red Cross of Genesee, following the fine example set by Genesee people in every public enterprise, sent over literally "loads" of fruit to the sick and convalescent soldiers at Moscow. Ser geant Hatfield, who is supply sergeant for the hospitals, asks The Star-Mirror to convey the thanks of himself and every soldier in Moscow, to the Genesee Red Cross ladies for this magnificent offering. He said: "We have five big boxes of canned fruit here now and learn that two more automobile loads arc on the way. It was brought direct to the hospitals and we have no words strong enough to express our appreciation." Genesee has an enviable reputation for all public spirited work, having led in Red Cross, Liberty loan and other war fund drives and the people there are liberal, public spirited and very enter prising. * SAY NONPARTIZAN Chris. A. Hagan, chairman of the republican county central committee, received returns from Pearl precinct, The messenger brought in a sample ballot with the returns marked. There were only two or three nonparfizan votes in the precinct. Gooding got 20 to Nugent's 3. Samuels got one vote. The ballot contains this state ment; I am satisfied, crept in by mistake and not intentionally." This is signed by P. A. Enger, The few nonpartizan votes W'. N. SHOEMAKER RAISED THE CHAMPION POTATO It was Walter N. Shoemakér, living one mile southeast of Moscow, who raised the seven-pound potato that was brought to the office of The Star Mirror. The potato is of the Early Rose variety. It is the largest oetato ever seen here. Mr. Shoemaker rdteed 38 sacks of fine potatoes this year. Glen Grice Leads. Glen Grice got the largest vote of any candidate on any ticket in Southeast Moscow precinct. Grice got 305 votes in the precinct. Judge Steele clbse second with 296. pa was *.