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The Daily Star-Mirror
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
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
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
Americans Advancing Against Strong Resistance.
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,
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
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
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,
Francis Jenkins, Chairman.
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.
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,
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.
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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.
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
"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
"Very truly yours,
"N. H. HECK,
''Lieutenant U. S. N. R. F.
illicit stills fflE
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.

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.

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