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VOLUME VIII NUMBER ST MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1918 HOHEIMZOLLERN DYNASTY ENDED TODAY «1L The kaiser has abdicated. The reign of the Hohenzollems has ended. The last great autocracy the world will know has "gone the way of all flesh." The kaiser and his son and son-in-law have been forced to abdicate and renounce the throne they have disgraced. Germany is in a turmoil. The people made a run on the banks of Berlin and they were forced to close. The socialists and revolutionists have gained control of many important points including several large cities and the revo lution is spreading. The armistice had not been signed at 6:15, Paris time, and probably will not before tomorrow or early Monday morning, but no one doubts that it will be signed. There is every reason to believe that the terms of the allied nations will be accepted and the war Will end within a few days. But with Germany torn with revolution it is believed that an army of several million men will have to be stationed there to keep order, help establish a stable government and collect the indemnity that the allies will demand of Germany. It seems certain that the war is about to end but the boys may not come home for many months yet. The telegraphic and cable news received today follows: Expect Reichstag Vote on Armistice Today. PARIS, 4:25 a. m.—It is regarded as probable in well informed circles that Chancellor Maximilian will today communicate the terms of the armis tice to a committee of reichstag party leaders and will himself convey their yote to authorize the plentipotentiaries to sign the armistice. Socialists Want Armistice Signed. WASHINGTON.—Diplomatic dispatches through Switzerland say that of ficial German information shows the socialists are delaying steps to force the kaiser's abdication pending the expected signing of the armistice. Kaiser Wants Max to Stay on the Job. COPENHAGEN.—Emperor William has not yet accepted the resigna tion of Chancellor Maximilian, says a Berlin message. The emperor, who has been thoroughly informed by the chancellor regarding the general situ ation, has asked Max to continue holding the office until the emperor's final decision is reached. Germans Lose 75 Per Cest of Captured Territory. WASHINGTON.—The capture of Maubeuge by the British, General March, chief of staff said today, marks the definite severance of the last Germany artery to that septor of the front and will make it impossible for the enemy to shift his forces to meet a new attack. The 91st American division (Pacific coast, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada and Utah troops) at last reports was on the heights of Audenarde on the Sheldt, said General March. Summarizing the allied successes March pointed out that the Germans have been driven 64 miles farther from Paris and that the territory they occupied in France has been reduced from 10,000 square miles to less than 2,600. The American First army, under General Pershing advanced 30 miles in the last eight days. General March characterized the erroneous announce ment of an armistice as "very bad for the military program of the United States. Bavaria Proclaimed a Republic. PARIS.—Kurt Eisner, a Munich newspaper man and prominent socialist Is leading the revolution which has broken out at the Bavarian capitol, ac cording to information received here. Some reports designate him as president of the Bavarian republic which has been proclaimed. German Revolution Continues to Spread. COPENHAGEN.—(By Associated Press.)—An uprising in northwestern Germany, according to the only direct news from Germany early today, is reported to have spread to Hanover, Oldenburg and other cities. Generally the revolt against the German government has not been attended by serious disturbances. Americans Advancing Against Strong Resistance. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON THE SEDAN FRONT.—(By Associ ated Press.)—The American army east of the Meuse river continued to ad vance despite strong machine gun resistance and went ahead both north and south of Danvillers. Along the line of the Meuse front from Sassey to Marlincourt last night was marked by artillery and machine gun fighting. British Advance—Take Strong Fortress. LONDON.—(Official.)—The British captured the fortress of Maubeuge, and south of Maubeuge the British are pushing eastward beyond Avesnes Maubeuge. The British in Flanders crossed the Scheldt on a wide front north of Tourai and established themselves on the east bank. French Resumed Attacks This Morning. PARIS.—(Official.)—The French armies this morning resumed their for ward march along the entire front. (Editor's note.—The French ceased firing at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon to permit roads to be rebuilt in order that the German armistice delegates might pass through the lines. The fact that the French resumed fighting this morning shows that Pershing has no intention of stopping the fighting until the armistice which means the surrender of Germany's army, is signed. More than one-third of the time given the delegates to sign the armistice has elapsed.) Kaiser Has Abdicated the German Throne. PARIS, 6:16 p. m.—The abdication of Emperor Wilhelm is officially an nounced from Berlin, according to a Havas news agency dispatch from Basel, Switzerland. The Havas Agency, which transmits the announcement of Emperor Wil helm's abdication, from Basel, is the semi-official French news agency. News Reached London This Afternoon. LONDON.—(Special Bulletin.)—(British Wireless Service.—German wire less message received in London this afternoon states: "The kaiser (king) has decided to renounce the throne. This statement was issued by Prince Maximilian, of Baden, German imperial chancellor." Maximilian Will Remain at Head of German Government. LONDON.—(Special Bulletin.)—The imperial chancellor will remain in office until the situation in connection with the abdication of the kaiser and the renouncing by the German crown prince of his succession to the throne of the German empire of Prussia and the setting up of a regency is settled. For the regency he intends to appoint Deputy Edert imperial chancellor. He proposes that a bill shall be brought in for the establishment of a law providing for the immediate promulgation of general suffrage and for a constitutional German national assembly which will settle finally the future lor the German government, the German nation and of the peoples which might be desirous of coming within the empire. Kaiser's Relatives Also Abdicate. LONDON.—(Special.)—(British Wireless Service)—Berlin, Nov. 9, 1918— Imperial Chancellor, a telegram from Copenhagen from Brunswick by way of Berlin asserts that the kaiser's son-in-law, the Duke of Brunswick and his successor have abdicated. Rush Closes Banks of Berlin. LONDON.—(Special.)—(British Wireless Service.)—Another dispatch to Amsterdam says that owing to the rush on the banks of Berlin these insti tutions stopped' payment this afternoon. Revolution is Spreading. LONDON.—(Special.)—(British Wireless Service.)—It is reported from Amsterdam that the revolution is now spreading all over western Germany. It is reported to have reached Cologne. United States Enters Protest. WASHINGTON.—The United States has made vigorous protest against the German government regarding the treatment of American prisoners of war. ' Switzerland Breaks With Bolshevik!. BERNE.—The Swiss federal government has decided to break off all re WAR FUND APPEAL ID LATAH PEOPLE UNITED WAR CAMPAIGN COM MITTEE ASKS COUNTY TO RAISE $22,000 NEXT WEEK The following letter has been sent out to every resident in Latah county. It was not intended that any name should be omitted from the list, so *5f your name is not there, you are asked to report the fact. Dear Sir: Your Uncle Samuel has looked to and authorized the following organizations to look after the morale and physical comforts of our boys, who have been called into service: The Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, Am erican Library Association and Sal vation Army. All of these organiza tions have been doing a noble work, and by their efforts there has been no army so well looked after as that of the American forces. Every en deavor has been made to safe-guard our boys from the temptations that tend to break down their moral fiber and physical force, and to surround them with some of the pleasures and a few comforts, while engaged in the Great Conflict. There is no provision under the federal statute whereby federal funds can be expended for this purpose. Therefore, President Wilson and the War Department are asking that each of us do our part towards financing this very essential work. These sev eral organizations are united at the battle front in looking after our boys irrespective of their class, color or creed. We at home are now asked to unite in the same spirit and to forget' all, but one great object in this en deavor—the morale of our 'soldier boys. The money necessary to main tain these organizations for the time being has been fixed at $170,500,000 Latah county's portion of this amount has been placed at $22,000. Your quota as worked out by the county This council of defense is $ amount you are asked to pay to your precinct captain, who will give you a receipt therefor. Word from the front is very en couraging and indications are that peace will shortly be declared, declaration of peace will not over come the necessity of this money. The internal reorganization of the various countries of Europe, the de mobilizing of our armies Will require a considerable length of time, and it will be some months before our boys are again returned to their family circles. Relaxation from the stress of war will tend to expose our boys to those temptations which will be detrimental to their moral and physi cal well being. To the above-named organizations we must look to provide proper entertainment, and to use their influence in assisting in bringing our boys back to us as we sent them away—morally and physically clean. Yours for Our Boys, UNITED WAR CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, Francis Jenkins, Chairman. The lations with the Russian Soviet Mission. The Russian delegation has been asked by the governor to leave Switzerland because of participation in revolutionary propaganda. Americans Win in Sedan Valley. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON THE SEDAN FRONT, 6 p. m.—(By Associated Press.)—American troops have fought their way along virtually the entire line despite the fact that the weather is about as bad as it possibly could be. The wresting from the enemy of his last hold on the heights above the Meuse river has been reported. America Must Feed the Rescued People. WASHINGTON.—Food Administrator Hoover will leavj^soon for Europe to direct the preparations for feeding the people redeemed in northern France and Belgium from the Germans who have held them for four yars, and aiding In the task of preparing for starving peoples of Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey. American Casualties 1081. There are 1081 names in the casualty lists issued for today. The list issued for morning papers follows: Killed in action, 186; died of wounds, 150; died of disease, 139; wounded severely, 22; wounded, degree undetermined, 19; wounded slightly, 27; total, 543. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 177; died of wounds, 101; died from accident and other causes, 3; died of disease, 31; wounded, degree undeter mined, 106; wounded slightly, 19; prisoner, 1; total, 438. D H Poison Gas M /ffc J f m ' ^ o k i ? Ö "• .. 0 O -■ -' , § o <i' * • 'Pr g» J 'o, f# ok , a 1 i t ma ; : ;vvv •* ■m % i • À ^ .1 "T , ! kW" it; ■> c V Pi <=>■ "SÄ™ FATHER OF FIVE CHILDREN FACES CHARGE OF IMMORAL ITY-RELEASED ON BOND Thomas Culbertson of Bovill was brought to Moscow today under arrest upon a charge of attempted criminal as sault on Nora Tanghe, a 14-year-old girl. The complaint was filed with Judge Nelson, of the probate court, by Maude Burch, a sister-in-law of the young girl. Culbertson furnished a cash bond of $800 and was released. The defendant is a laboring man with a wife and five children. The attempted assault is alleged to have occurred at Bovill, where all parties concerned live. Dr. W. B. Van Wert, a veterinary sur geon of Kendrick, who has been in jail here almost a week on a charge of burglary; and Norman Jacobson, arrest ed with him. were taken before Judge Adrain Nelson of the probate court today but waived preliminary hearing. Dr. Van Wert was released on his own recognizance to appear for trial when/ called in the superior court. Jacobson was held in $500 bonds. The two men were charged with burglarizing a drug store and barber shop at Kendrick last Saturday night. M: TELLS HOW CONRAD L 0STR00T DIED WAS TAKEN ILL WITH INFLU ENZA ON SHIPBOARD—HAD BEST OF CARE Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ostroot, whose son, Conrad, a bright young man well known in Moscow, died some time ago, are just in receipt of the following letter giving detailed information about his last illness. The letter fol lows : | —Dear Madam: "London, Oct. 20, 1918. Mrs. E. E .Ostroot, Moscow, Idaho. It is with great re gret that I have to confirm the news of the death of your son, Conrad L. Ostroot, at sea on Oct. 10th, 1918. "He sailed early in October for Eu rope for important duty under my direction. "Shortly after leaving port he de veloped Spanish influenza which later turned into pneumonia. He received the best of care from the ship's doctor and it looked for a long time as if his strong constitution would pull him through, but it was not to be. Other deaths occurred but I saw to it that he had better treatment than most. "You may feel that your son died in line of duty just as much as if he had fallen in battle. He was an excellent man who did his full duty— evidenced by his selection from a con siderable number for duty of special importance. "Very truly yours, "N. H. HECK, ''Lieutenant U. S. N. R. F. illicit stills fflE END OE WAD WILL MAKE NO CHANGE HEHE MEN IN S. A. T. C. WILL PROB ABLY BE KEPT TILL END OF SCHOOL YEAR No immediate change m the status of the 800 members of the S. A. T. C. will result from the signing of an armistice between the Allies and the Central pow ers. according to Dr. E. H. Lindley, president of the University of Idaho, and Capt. Luther B. Felker, commandant of the university troops. President Lind ley said ; "Men quartered here will probably not be discharged until the end of the year. The government is anxious to equip the men for the arts of peace. The univer sity has a contract with the government to instruct its quota of men for one year. It is not likely that the contract will be broken. There are rumors that an S. A. T. C. will be formed in France for the men fighting there." Captain Felker said ; "The men will probably not be discharged until the treaty of peace is signed and perhaps not then. It will take many months to settle the peace terms even after an ar mistice has been declared." SOUTH IDAHO HAY FOR LATAH COUNTY LINCOLN COUNTY AGENT SELLS MUCH HAY T ONORTH IDAHO CONSUMERS H. G. Avery, county agent for Lincoln county, Idaho, who was appointed selling agent for hay for four counties in that part of the state with a surplus of 100,000 tons, left here today for home, after visiting the university, the farm bureau and several farmers and stockmen. He sold a large amount of hay here and arrangements are being made to secure a reduction amounting to 50 per cent in the freight rate on hay from southern to northern Idaho. The hay is being sold through county agents and farm bureaus direct from purchaser to con sumer without any middlemen's profits. The prices are from $18 to $21 per ton, f. o. b. at south Idaho points. Only car load orders are taken. Mr. Avery made arrangements with O. S. Fletcher, county agent for Latah county and the farm bureau here to take orders for hay and receive shipments, and north Idaho farm ers who are short of hay have been asked to communicate with Mr. Fletcher or with Dean Iddings of the University of Idaho. Dean Iddings believes that this arrangement will do much to save the livestock industry of north Idaho, which was threatened because of short age of hay. SOLDIERS WANT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR ORCHESTRA Men in Co. B barracks want to rent a piano and a trombone, and the dif ficulty of finding one threatens to balk their plans for organizing an orchestra and a band. Prof. R. E. Neidig promises that if anybody in Moscow will rent one, the Red Cross will pay for it. Persons who are will ing to help out Co. B in this way should telephone the company head quarters, at Main 28. IBS NEPHEW OF MRS. DOWDY KILLED IN ACTION Mrs. D. C. Dowdy of Moscow is in receipt of word from her niece, Mrs. C. G. Dreyer, of San Francisco, that the latter's brother, Private Louis Murphy, had been killed in action on September 29. He was 23 years old and enlisted as a volunteer in April, 1917, immedi ately after war was declared with Ger many. Guard House for Him. Q. M. Serg. Ray Steele, of Camp Lewis, says this is the best war story told thus far. A San Francisco life underwriter was recently drafted into the army and immediately upon his arrival a diary was started. The fol lowing is from his book: "They took me from a good job and put me in the army. They took away my good clothes and gave me a number. No. 494. They make me go to bed when I am not sleepy and make me go to church which I never did before. The other day the preacher said: will now turn to No. 494. ' weary, art thou footsore?' and I said 'Hell yes' and they gave me ten days in the guard house." J. W. Shreve Sells Property. J. W. Shreve this week sold a timber ranch of 160 acres, in the Cove, south of Kennedy Ford, to T. R, Murray of this city. The consideration was $2000. Mr. Murray will move to the ranch and develop it. Mr. Shreve also sold two tracts of school land, about nine acres all together, to C. G.' Tidwell of this place, the consideration being $1000. 'We Art thou Two complete distilling plants for making "moonshine" liquor have been captured in Latah county and the men operating them are now in jail. Steve Weller was caught in the act of making liquor in the basement of the Urquhart building on Third street in the business center of Moscow last night and was placed in the city jail. Charles Thyr. a bachelor, was caught in the timber between Troy and Avon last night by Sheriff Jasper J. Campbell and was brought to Moscow with a com p'ete still and IS gallons of liquor he was making, and he is in the county jail. Both will be charged under state and federal laws The United States authorities have been notified and are expected to take action in both cases. Weller came here about six weeks ago qnd secured employment as janitor in the Urquhart building. He had charge of the furnace and fixed up a still for the manufacture of liquor. He has been under suspicion and Charles Summer field, night marshal, has been watching him for several nights and last night, when Weller left the basement the of ficer, with John Sampson, special police man, went into the basement and found the still in operation with several gal lons of intoxicating liquor nearing com pletion on a stove just back of the furnace. When Weller returned he was placed under arrest and taken to the city jail and a guard was placed over the stills. The outfit is a complete one. A gaso line stove was placed back of the fur nace and shielded by a screen. On this were two five-gallon coal oil cans, con nected with a copper tube and from one of these another copper tube, with a com plete "worm" ran into another re ceptacle, where the distilled liquor trickled through. A large supply of raisins, rice, cider and other materials for making alcoholic liquor was found in the basement. Several gallons of fairly good liquor were found. Weller is no novice at the business. He was arrested at Orofino for the same offense, having had a still in the busitiess center of that town, according to the statement of the officers who made the arrest. He was placed in the county jail at Orofino and made a still and began making liquor in the jail while under arrest. It is charged by Charles Summerfield, night marshal, that a num ber of boys of tender years have been getting liquor from Weller and have been drunk on various occasions. Sheriff Campbell's arrest was more romantic and had all of the surround ings of the old "moonshine still" of the mountains of the south. The sheriff has been working on the case since Wednes day. He had trailed the distiller to his home in the woods, where he had a small tract of land rented, and "laid for him" until he caught him in the act. Thursday night there was a big celebra tion of the supposed signing of the peace armistice at Thyr's cabin and yesterday evening the sheriff caught Thyr in the act of making liquor. He had a "worm" made of copper tubing he had secured from an automobile supply house, the tubing being used for conveying gaso line to the engine. This was placed in a vessel of cold water and the steam from the "brew" passed through it. Thyr had a supply of rice and raisins and a supply of liquor, the nature of which was not known. He admitted that he had been making the liquor for some time, hut denied, that he sold any of it. His »x cuse was that he could not drink tea, coffee or milk and that he had to have this liquor to drink. Sheriff Campbell found a good supply of coffee in his cabin. When asked what he kept cof fee for if he could not drink it. Thyr said he kept it for his friends when they came to visit him. Thyr says he did not know it was against the law to make liquor in this way. When asked if he wished to plead guilty or stand trial, he replied, so Sheriff Campbell says: "If it is against the law to make it I am guilty. If it is not against the law, I am not. I made it for my own use." The still and 15 gallons of the liquor were brought to Moscow and will be held as evidence against Thyr. who is a bachelor and has lived in the Troy neighborhood for many years, but went to St. Maries a few years ago, returning to Troy about a year ago. Charges will be filed against both men under the state law and they will be given preliminary hearings before Pro bate Judge Nelson. It is likely that both will be taken before the federal grand jur_v which meets in Moscow Novem ber 25. 1« Bailey Raises Prize'Corn Jack Bailey brought several sam ples of field corn to this office that would do credit to the best cornrais ing section in the country. He se cured seed enough from a brother .in the east, to plant a quarter of an aère. From this patch this season he har vested 20 sacks of beautiful yellow corn. The ears are large and the kernels very deep and well matured. The Gazette office has a «ample ear of corn brought from Kansas last year. It created considerable admira tion as it was a jumbo ear. It is overshadowed in size by the corn raised by Mr. Bailey on Texas ridge. One ear weighed just a pound and three quarters. It isn't thoroughly dry but allowing for a quarter of a pound shrinkage it will still weigh a pound and a half and that's no small ear of corn—Kendrick Gazette.