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MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1918 TOLUMB HU NUMBER St GERMANY GIVEN THREE DAYS TO SURRENDER The German armistice delegates, with the true German instinct for hagg ling and trying to fret a better bargain, tried to "barter" with General Foch, •field marshal of all the allied forces this morning, and were promptly told "where, to head in" by that official. They asked for an immediate cessation ■ of hostilities. This was promptly but firmly refused. They a^ked for the armistice terms which were .'read and delivered to theéi;* 7 " They were i given (at their request) 72 hours, from 11 o'clock today, Taris time, to L sigh the armistice. ' In the mtantime the allies are hammering the Germans on the west front and Italy is preparing to throw her veterans who have just conquered Austria against Germany's southern border. The situation has become so : gfcave that Bavaria, one of the largest and most powerful German states, -has notified the German high command that unless an armistice is signed at. once Bavaria will withdraw her troops, now fighting with Germany's •army, for protection of the southern border of Bavaria. While this is going on the revolutionists are taking more German towns, yemoralizing the army, flying the red flag and have taken the man navy at Kiel. Led by a socialist, recently released from prison, the German people under the marines, soldiers and workers council, which has been formed, is in open rebellion against the German government and is doing much to hasten its downfall. The Associated Press dispatches from home and abroad received today follow: ' entire Ger Germany Has 72 Hours in Which to Sign Armistice. PARIS.—(Special)—1:37 p. m.—An official note issued this afternoon says "The German delegates arrived this morning at Marshal Foch's head quarters. They made a formal demand for an armistice. "The text of the conditions of the allies was read and delivered to them. They asked for the cessation of arms. This was refused them and the enemy was given 72 hours to answer." It was later announced that the German demand for a cessation of hos tilities was for the immediate suspension of fighting. Washington Confirms Paris Reports. WASHINGTON.—Secretary of State Lansing announced late today that he had been advised that Marshal Foch had reported to Paris at 10:25 this morning, Paris time, that he had rejected a formal request from the German armistice delegates for the immediate cessation of hostilities and -that 72 hours time in which the Germans must answer the allied terms which Re had delivered to them began at 11 a. m, (Paris time) today. Marshal Foch reported that the German plenipotentiaries arrived at his headquarters with full powers to arrange an armistice from the German imperial chancellor. , r - No Report of Signing Armistice Received. WASHINGTON.—(By Associated Press.)—President Wilson directed Secretary Lansing to issue a statement shortly after noon today that any statement that néws reaching Washington government concerning the armis tice negotiations was being withheld was utterly false and that as soon as a decision in regard to the armistice was reached it would be given to the public immediately by the government. May Cancel November Call for Troops. WASHINGTON.—Provost Marshal General Crowder called into confer ence the beads of all sections of his office to discuss the possible suspension of the November draft calls, under which more than 300,000 men had been ordered to army camps. Armistice Delegates Hold Conference With Foch. WASHINGTON.—The German armistice delegation entered into confer ence with General Foch, supreme commander of the allied forces at 9 o'clock this morning, (French time) the state department announced officially. . The Germans will be given 12 hours, if need be to refer to Berlin. An of ficial diplomatic dispatch from France emphasized the fact that General Koch is empowered only to deliver the armistice terms and receive an ac ceptance. Peace negotiations are not liis business. No efforts at compromise or evasion will be tolerated. The Germans must take what the allies and the United States offer and lay down their arms or there will be no interruption of the great allied offensive which is rapidly destroying the German military machine. Expect Kaiser to Abdicate Tomorrow. LONDON.—German majority parties held a final discussion of the question of the emperor's abdication and will, without doubt, demand his abdication, says a Berlin dispatch. The abdication of the kaiser, it adds, will probably occur tomorrow. * «.v German Revolutionists Have Captured Hamburg. AMSTERDAM.—The great German maritime port of Hamburg Is com pletely in the hands of the revolutionists, says advices from Hamburg. The red flag of the revolutionists is flying on all of the ships in the harbor. Revolutionists CutMain Railroad Line. COHENHAGEN.—Revolutionists in Germany have cut the North German rttiway line south of Flensburg and Schleswig-Holstein, breaking off com emfaication from the north with Hamburg, which the revolutionists now con *4 trol. .* German Armistice Delegates are Guests of General Foch. PARIS, 4:20 a. m.—The German delegates sent to the French front to receive from General Foch the allied armistice terms crossed the line last night near La Quapelle, where they were taken tb a house where prepara tions had been made to receive them. They stayed there all night and this morning will be conducted to the pifcbe in the department of the A,isne which is to be the meeting place fixed by General Foch. The trip will take about two hours. Firing Stopped at 3 o'clock Yesterday—Temporarily. PARIS, 11 p. m., Thursday night.—German grand headquarters requested allied grand hëadquarters by wireless to permit the passage of the German delegation for armistice negotiations through the fighting lines. An order was given to cease firing on this front at 3 o'clock in the ; afternoon (yester day) until further orders. President Wilson Will Make Announcement. WASHINGTON.—A White House statement 'says that when word is re ceived of the signing of the armistice President Wilson will announce it himself. Fighting Goes Merrily On. PARIS.—(Official.)—The French resumed th^ir advance along the whole front. Units reached the junction of Liart about 20 miles north of Bethel. On the right, where the French line joins the American line, the French captured Singly, a town less than eight miles south of Mezierres and Frenois, about one mile west of Sedan. Fifteen hundred German prisoners were täken yesterday. British Take Two Villages. LONDON.—^(Official.)—British continuing their advance along the active battle front. General Haig reports the capture of two villages in the region between Mons and Maubeuge. " . German Revolution Spreading. LONDON.—The cities of Bremen, Schwerin and Tilsit have joined the Ger man revolution, says a Copenhagen dispatch.- Lieknecht, the socialistic leader, recently released from prison, where he was placed soon after the war began, is said to have arranged for the formation of a soldiers' council at Bremen. * American Casualties 1083. There are 1083 names in the casualty lists issued today. The list issued TOr morning papers follows: . Killed in action, 111; died from accident and other causes, 3; died of disease, 262; wounded, degree undetermined, 111; missing in action, 63; total, 640. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 48; died of disease, 57; wounded se verely, 37; wounded slightly, 132; missing in action, 269; total, 543. A* IDAHO GALLS 281 MORE DRAFT MEN TO ENTRAIN FOR CAMP LEWLS Week beginning next Mon day— LATAH SENDS 13 The provost marshal general's depart ment, has made a requisition on Idaho for 281 draft men to entrain the five day period beginning November 11, 1918, for Camp Lewis. Three colored men arc to entrain November 19 for Fort Riley, Kansas, and have been appor tioned one to Canyon and two to Twin Falls counties. The 281 white men will take practically all of the men in class one of the 1917 registration. They are apportioned among the counties as fol lows : 2 Ada . Adams Bannock ., Bear Lake Benewah . Bingham . Blaine Boise City Boise Bonner ... Bonneville Boundary Butte . Camas Canyon ... Cassia Clearwater Custer Elmore ... Franklin .. Fremont .. Gem . Gooding ... Idaho . Jefferson .. Kootenai Latah . , Lemhi ...... Lewis Lincoln ... Madison .. Minidoka Nez Perce . Oneida ... Owyhee ... Payette ... Power .... Shoshone . . Teton . Twin Falls Valley .... Washington 0 0 1 0 15 0 0 2 6 10 1 2 0 41 20 4 t. 0 0 4 22 0 11 25 0 10 13 .. 0 0 0 9 19 6 0 6 7 7 0 9 I i 23 3 3 ANOTHER S. A. T. C. MAN INFLUENZA VICTIM Herman Greaser of Laramie, Wyo., died today, making the ninth death in Moscow as a result of the influenza epidemic and the seventh death in class B of the S. A. T. C. The young man came here with the Wyoming contingent and was taken with influenza soon after reaching Moscow, been serious from the start, veloped pneumonia and two slight opera tions were performed in hopes of saving his life. He rallied from the operations hut could not overcome the pneumonia. His parents were notified several days ago of the seriousness of his condition, but have not reached Moscow. A tele telling of his death was sent to His condition has He de gram them this afternoon. RAILROAD TELEGRAPHERS TO GET RAISE IN WAGES WASHINGTON.—The order granting railroad telegraphers a general wage increase will be issued within a few. days by Director General McAdoo. The advance is said to average about $30 per month. BAVARIA ISSUES AN ULTIMATUM TO GERMANY PARIS, Nov. 7.—There is-reason to believe, according to a Berne dispatch to the Temps, that the premier of Bavaria has sent an urgent note to the German government to the effect that if an ar mistice is not concluded without delay he will be obliged officially to order the Bavarian troops to return from the front. This action, it is added, would be taken owing to the fact that Bavaria is menaced on her southern frontier by allied forces and that the internal situa tion in Bavaria is unsatisfactory. Somewhere in the U. S. A. ^3 EJl m 0 Atm we ÉfüRTy MAR Hi tß-movw.Mr flJOPMSS! VK'W 06lV srwreP ( (I ! i $ m in » h m u V Vr. mi à Ê liJT i t t r 4, 1 », UHTE0 PRESS SENT MISE REPORTS DISPATCH SAYING ARMISTICE HAD BEEN SIGNED SET ALL AMERICA WILD NEY YORK, Nov. 7.—False reports that Germany had accepted the terms, of the armistice and that fighting had ended threw the country into a de lirium today and turned out to be the greatest hoax of recent years. Official assurances that the report was false failed to check the almost riotous demonstrations which swept over many American cities and mil lions of Americans will not know how they were fooled until they read the morning papers. A dispatch cabled from France to the United Press and picked up and circulated through the county by an other news agency declared the armis tice signed at 11 o'clock this morning and fighting ended at 2 o'clock this afternoon. None of these unfounded reports, of course, was received or distributed by the Associated Press which, on the contrary, was able by investigation conducted through official channels, to establish that the story was a hoax. Official dispatches from France to the state department at Washington testify that the German commission ers were not even to meet Marshal Foch until 5 o'clock this afternoon, and dispatches received tonight from the American army on the Sedan front show that at 6:30 -p. m. the troops were still advancing. After cabling to France and receiv ing ail official reply, Secretary Lan sing from the state department in Washington issued this statement: ''The report that the armistice with Germany had been signed is not true. When it reached the, department of state this morning an inquiry was at once ; dispatched to Paris. At 2:04 o'clock this afternoon, a telegram in reply to that of the department was received from Paris. It stated that the armistice had not yet been signed and that the German representatives A'ould not meet Marshal Foch until 5 ps m.,-»Paris' time, or 12 noon, Wash ington time." The false report was not easily overtaken by the truth and as it spread through the country it gathered momentum until demonstrations ap proaching hysteria ruled in many cities. schools were closed, bells were rung, whistles shrieked, prayers were of fered in churches, parading citizens Business was suspended, jammed the streets and the scenes usually attendant on New Year's eve and election night were intensified. The New York stock exchange, as well as the curb market, were closed at 2:30 p. m., after a hurried meet ing of the governors. A market which at first appeared to be unre sponsive suddenly developed actively which shot up some of the so-called peace stocks from two to 12 points. Exchanges in other cities were simi larly affected. The excitement which seized the city's millions at the word "peace" was picturesque and ear-splitting ,but as realization grew that it was pre mature, its tragic side came forward. Not all the celebrators had joined in the hilarious flag waving, horn blow ing impormptu parades. Thousands of fathers, mothers, wives and sisters went into every church with open doors to offer prayers of gratitude be cause they thought fighting had ceased. Fifth avenue was filled with auto mobiles from Central Park to Wash ington Square and multitudes of peo ple packed the sidewalks. The most impressive scene in the length of the street was inside St. Patrick's cathe dral. In the semi-dark end nave hun dreds of reverent men and women knelt in thanksgiving. In hundreds of other churches were similar gather ings. While thousands went to pray other thousands gave vent to their joy in more convivial surroundings. The pro hibition gloom which has shrouded 'cafes and saloons was dispelled and they were filled with revellers. The Star Spangled Banner with variations and without accompaniament was the } air which floated most frequently through the swinging doors. How False News Started. Here follows a copy of the cable gram received by the United Press at its New York office: • "Unipress, New York: "Paris: eleven morning; hostilities ceased two afternoon. Sedan taken morning by Americans. * ' Armistice allies signed "HOWARD. "SIMMS." "Unipress" is a cable code address for United Press. Howard is Roy W. Howard, president of the United Press, and Simms is William Philip Simms, Paris correspondent of the United Press. FEWER INFLUENZA FIVE NEW CASES ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AND NINE DIS CHARGED TODAY The influenza situation here today is regarded as very favorable. No further deaths have occurred. In the S. A. T. C. of the university, five, new cases were admitted to the hospital since yesterday's report and nine were discharged as cured. The new cases are very mild. These are all in class A, the collegiate class of the S. A. T. C. There has not been a death among the collegiate stu dents, of which more than 500 are in the S. A. T. C. and about an equal num ber of other students enrolled. There are a few cases that are causing some uneasiness, but these are slightly better today. In class B, the vocational training corps, conditions show marked improvement. Many of the convales cents have returned to work and are en tirely cured. There are no new cases reported in town, outside of the univer sity and most of the towns people who had the disease have recovered. Taken as a whole the situation is re garded as more favorable than at any time since the disease struck Moscow. The total number of deaths from the disease to date remains at eight. Six of these were class B men in the S. A. people. MOSCOW NURSE DIED MISS FRIDLEY, WELL KNOWN HERE, DIED AT SPOKANE WEDNESDAY EVENING Gallic L. Fridley, a graduate nurse, died at St. Luke's hospital last evening. Death was caused by pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Fridley of Wasco, Ore. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, Clifford Fridley, of Lexington. Ore., and Clyde Fridley of Wasco, and by two sisters, Dora and Nettie Fridley, of Lexington. Miss Fridley was a member of the Rebekah lodge. The remains are at Turnbull's. They will be sent to Wasco this evening.—Spokane Chronicle. Miss Fridley was well known in Mos cow, having worked in local hospitals for a long time. She has many friends here to whom news of her death will he a . severe shock. f SHIP BUILDERS STOP WORK ON FALSE PEACE REPORT NEW YORK.—Thousands of ship yard workers threw down their tools at the Staten Island shipyards and crossed over on the ferry, marching down Broadway, resuming the cele bration started by the false reports of peace yesterday. They aparently had stripped the yards of most of the metal which could be used in making a noise. __ ++♦++♦++++♦+++** ♦ CLASS 1 MEN MAY ENTER ♦ OFFICERS' TRAIN'G SCHOOL ♦ _ 4* + Captain Luther Feiner, com- + ♦ mandant at the University of + ♦ Idaho, today received the follow- ♦ + ing telegram: . J Washington, D. C.—Captain ♦ ♦ Luther Felker, Commandant: ♦ ♦ Previous instructions are amend- ♦ ♦ ed to make class 1 registrants ♦ who registered prior to October ♦ ♦ 12, 1918, eligible for immediate + ♦ induction to the line officers ♦ ♦ training school. "Harris, Adjutant General." ♦ ThSs will be good news bo ♦ ♦ men of this class, who had pre- ♦ ♦ viously been barred from enter- ♦ ♦ ing this line school for officers ♦ ♦ and it is likely that a number of ♦ ♦ applications will be made to Cap- ♦ ♦ tain Felker. All men from ♦ ♦ northern Idaho should apply to ♦ ♦ Captain Felker. All men from ♦ ♦ southern Idaho should apply to ♦ ♦ Col. Wood, at Boise. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ + + ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ THE HAGUE. Nov. 7.—Scant food, bad treatment by their officers and ex asperation caused by the collapse of Germany culminated in a movement of revolt in the German navy. The revolt broke" out at Kiel Nov. 3. Sailors ashore, aided by workmen, seized the fort and arsenal. The movement spread rapidly to the crews on warships in the roadstead. On N"ov. 4 the labor unions proclaimed a general strike. On the 5th the revolt Wilhelmshaven, reached Borkum and Cuxhaven, tire fleet is now in revolt. Helgoland, Almost the en The mutineers have seized the wire less and are communicating with each other. Their officers are powerless. A few units remain loyal. The submarines, at sea are ignorant of the armistice pro posal, this news having been hidden from them. Submarine Crews Join. LONDON, Nov. 7.—The greater part of the submarine crews in all the Ger man naval harbors have joined the revo lution, according to an Exchange Tele graph company dispatch from Copen hagen. Have Hoisted Red Flag. Members of the battleship Kaiser's crew at Kiel have mutined and hoisted the red flag. Officers attempting to de fend the German flag were overpowered and two of them, including the com mander, were killed. A number of others were wounded, according to tHe Cologne Gazette. Three companies of infantry sent from Kiel to restore order joined the revolu tion and a fourth company was disarmed. Last night Hussars sent to Kiel from Wandsbeck .were encountered outside of Kiel and forced to turn back. The soldiers' council lias decided that all officers remain at their present posts, but must obey the council, which con trols all food supplies. Machine guns are mounted in various parts of the city. After a conference between Secretary . of State Huntsman aruf" "Deputy Noske and the workmen's and soldiers' council, the following proclamation was issued: "Comrades : For the first time poli tical power is in the hands of the sol diers. Great work lies before us. "But in order that its realization can take place the organization of onr move ment was necessary. We have formed a council of workmen and soldiers and responsible preserva -tion of order." The military governor of Kiel, ac cording to an Exchange Telegraph dis patch from Copenhagen, has accepted the following demands of the workers'' and soldiers' council : "The release of all military and po litical prisoners. "Complete freedom of speaking and writing. "Released prisoners must not be pun ished. "Officers who acknowledge and com ply with the measures of the council shall he permitted to remain or to leave the service. ■ • ;• i Strikes at the imperial wharves at Cuxhaven and Wilhelmshaven are ex pected to occur today, the agency ad vices from Amsterdam added. The au thorities have ordered the preventive arrest of sailors under suspicion. An Amsterdam 'dispatch to the Ex change Telegraph company says that two battleships, the Kaiser and the Schles wig-Holstein, were seized by the muti neers and that 20 officers, including two captains, were killed. It is reported the garrison at Kiel re fused to march to the border and that the sailors threatened to blow up the battleships if attacked. They are de fending the ships and refuse to return to their duties until a treaty of peace is signed; Admiral Souchon. governor of the port, has approved all demands of the mutineers, it is reported. Kiel is governed by the marines, sol diers and workers' council, workshops have been occupied by red troops. The street car lines' and street railways are under control of the work men's council. There have been no dis turbances. All the UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION VIEWS Hon. Herbert Hoover in recently discussing the live stock situation, when the work of the International Exposition was referred to, expressed himself in part as follows: "I am very glad indeed to commend the efforts of the Internationl Live Stock Exposition at Chicago to stimu late and improve the production of live stock in this country. "It must be the desire of every American to see our herds maintained and improved, for not only have we an enormous burden to carry in furn ishing food during the war, but after peace has come this burden will be even greater if the world is to re cover from the enormous destruction of animals without even greater hu man hardship than at present. "The Exposition with all its col ly becomes a Camp, and in lateral work naturall great Food Training so doing is performing a great servie* to the country." This year's exposition will be staged on a grander scale than any of its predecessors and the dates are Nov. 30th to Dec. 7th.