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The Daily Star-Mirror ▼SLUMS Yin MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TFESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1918 NUMBER » STARVING GERMANY WANTS PEACE ■ > ■^5 The war news seems rather tame today after the exciting events of the past few days. The United States is quickly preparing to get back to a pre-war basis and will soon begin to release men who have been called for war service, it is believed. Manufacturing is to resume its usual system, we are promised passenger automobiles and railroads and shipping are to again become normal. Probably two million men now in the army will be released and rèturned to civilian occupations. The calls for drafted men have been canceled and those who have not filled out their questionnaires need not fill them out now. Interest centers in the former emperor of Germany, who has sought safety in flight and, with his eldest son, Prince Frederick, heir to the throne the kaiser was forced to give qp, is safely ensconced in a chateau in Holland, it is believed the allies will demand his extradition. He was indicted for murder by a grand jury in England when the Lusitania was sunk and that indictment still holds good. It is understood that England will demand his extradition to England and it is said a treaty between England and Holland will permit this proceedure. The result of such a trial cannot be doubted. Germany claims to be starving. Little sympathy will be expressed for people, who, while starving, would fight like defnons to destroy the freedom of their neighbors. Germany is calling upon the United States for food but it is believed that the starving people of France, Belgium, Serbia, Austria, in ^act every other nation will be fed before the Germans are given assistance. The telegraphic news received today follows: Emperor Charles Abdicates, Too. LONDON.—Emperor Charles, of Austria, has abdicated according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. Quoting private advices from Vienna Victor Adel, leader of the Austrian socialists and foreign secretary of the German-Austrian cabinet formed at Vienna on October 31, is dead. It is reported a general strike will be declared in Vienna tomorrow. German Northern Fleet in Hands of Rebels. AMSTERDAM.—(Monday.)—The entire German northern fleet and the Island base at Helgoland are in the hands of the soldiers councils according to a telegram from Bremen. Hindenberg and Rupprecht Did Not Flee. AMSTERDAM.—(Monday.)—Field Marshal von Hindenberg is not in Holland, according to a telegram from the semi-official Wolff bureau of Berlin. He remains at headquarters and adheres to the new government. The telegram adds that Crown Prince Rupprecht, of Bavaria, commander of the German northern army group, has not fled, as some reports declared. Germany Wants Immediate Peace. WASHINGTON.—Germany has requested the United States, according to a wireless message from Berlin, to arrange immediately for opening peace negotiations on the grounds that there is pressing danger of famine. The message was sent by Foreign Secretary Solf to Secretary of State Lansing. For the purpose of accelerating negotiations the German govern ment proposes to first take into view the conclusion of a preliminary peace and asks for communication as to what place and time negotiations might begin. Bill Hohenzollern is in Holland. LONDON.—William Hohenzollern, former German emperor, arrived Sun day at Count Bentinck's chateau of Middachten at Velp, near Armheim, ac cording to a dispatch to the Daily Express dated Sunday. This dispatch says the former German empress is ill at Potsdam, near Montenegro Has a Little Insurrection. PARIS.—A general insurrection has broken out in the little kingdom of Montenegro, says the Paris Temps. Solf Says Germans May Starve. WASHINGTON.—The apppeal of Dr. Solf, foreign secretary at Berlin, for the intervention by President Wilson for a mitigation of the terms of the armistice to save Germany from starvation was delivered to Secretary of State Lansing today by Minister Sulzer, of Switzerland. It was sent immediately to President Wilson. Officials here say that Dr. Solf is needlessly alarmed. While every stipu lation of the armistice terms must be kept in force to prevent a possibility of treachery, such rolling stock and ships as may be needed to provide food and other essentials will be put into use in Germany and on the seas. Cancels All Draft Orders. WASHINGTON.—Draft boards were ordered today to stop classifying men under 19 and over 36 years and to withhold questionnaires for such registrants not already sent out. It was officially announced by Provost Marshal General Crowder that registrants of 19 and from 37 to 46 years old who have received questionnaires need not fill them out. Countermands Order for Training School. WASHINGTON.—The war department today countermanded the orders for an officers training camp at' Camp Fremont, Cali., to accommodate 20,000 students and issued orders today to the heads of all military depart ments to discontinue the acceptance of applications for admission to central officers training schools. No decision was reached regarding the classes progress but it was intimated these students would be permitted to now in complete their course. Getting Business Back to Pre-War Basis. WASHINGTON.—The war industries board today nearly completed the revision of the priorities list at least partially removing restrictions on non •'war activities and readjusting industries to the new situation arising K from the eridN)f the war. Railroads and shipping, it is expected, will be placed at the top of the list and munitions at the bottom. The revised list will be made public probably tomorrow. The manufacture of passenger automobiles after Jan uary 1, the date fixed for 100 per cent curtailment, is likely to continue, is the intimation given by the board. American Casualties, 1198. The casualties in the American army reported for today, total 1198. This, of course, is the report for a day probably two weeks or more ago. The casualty lists are cabled from Washington and telegraphed to SanFrancisco every day as they are reported to American headquarters in France. They are sent to the newspapers from San Francisco. Thus, although the war is ended, we will probably be publishing American casualty lists for two weeks yet. The list issued for morning papers today follows: Killed in action, 172; died of wounds, 42; died of accident and other causes, 7; died of disease, 118; wounded, degree undetermined, 107; wounded slightly, 86; missing in action, 110; total, 641. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 191; died of wounds, 96; died of disease. 107; wounded severely, 34; wounded slightly, 63; missing in action, 66; total, 667. MOSCOW CITIZENS FAILED TO TAKE PART IN PARADE Some dissatisfaction is expressed be of the few citizens who took part cause in the big parade yesterday. Although impromptu and arranged in a short time, it was felt that more citizens should have taken part. President Lindley and the university people, although very busy, dropped everything else to take part and the university and the soldiers (despite the fact that more than 100 of them are sick) made a fine showing. But the university and military people were somewhat disappointed because the citi zens of Moscow, while interested spec tators, left all of the marching to be done by the university, S. A. T. C. and company C people. The citizens evident V did not understand that they were expected to take part in the parade and show their joy over the declaration of . • 1 il peace, but were satisfied to stand on the sidewalks and cheer the marchers. Henry Lawrence is Dead. Died, November 9, Henry Lawrence of Whitla, Alberta, at the home of his niece, Mrs. M. C. Bigelow, of a compli cation of disease due to old age. A son, George Lawrence, of Whitla, Alberta, is expected to reach Moscow, soon, and will accompany the remains to Spooner, Wisconsin, where they will be laid be side those of his wife. ___ A report of this death was published yesterday, but in getting the report over the telephone an error was made, the name of the dead man being given as Bigelow and it was understood he died the home of his "daughter, Mrs. _ In the rush of business yes terday, due to the large amount of war news, this item was published. The cor rection as given above, contains the facts. at Lawrence. America and the allies are planning to co-operate in making available as far as possible food and other sup plies necessary for the lives of the demoralized civilian population in once enemy countries. This became known Tuesday through the publica tion of a message from Col. E. M. House at Paris to President Wilson, saying the supreme war council at Versailles had adopted a resolution announcing its desire to co-operate with Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey in furnishing the necessities of life for the suffering people of those nations, The decision was reached by the Versailles conferees on Monday, President Wilson was advised Tuea day by Col. E. M. House. "At the conclusion of the meeting of supreme war council Tuesday,'' said Col. House's message, "I proposed a reso lution in the following sense and the same was adopted: "'The supreme war council in session at Versailles desires to co-operate with Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria 'in the making available as far as possible of food and other supplies necessary for the lives of the civilian population of those countries.' " This announcement is expected to have a far-reaching effect in Ger many, where, from all accounts, the food situation is only a little less seri ous than it is in the countries until recently allied with Germany in the war. Conditions are represented as particularly serious in Austria-Hun gary, where food riots have been fre quent and where there has been in tense suffering not alone from the want of food, but clothing and other necessities. Hoover Working Out a Plan. Food Administrator Hoover, it was said at Washington Tuesday, is working out new food conservation plans to assure supplies not only for the people of the nations that have been eliminated from the war, but also the liberated populations of Bel gium and northern France and even Germany, when that country has ac cepted armistice terms now in the hands of Marshal Foch. ENDING OF WAD WILL NOT The ending of the war will not make any change in conditions at the Univer sity of Idaho where 800 young men are enlisted as members of the national army and taking training in the student army training corps known as the "S. A. T. C." This information was brought to Dr. E. H. Lindley in a telegram from the committee on education of the war de partment at Washington, D. C. The telegram follows : "S. A. T. C. units will continue mili tary and academic work without inter ruption regardless of armistice. Plans have been prepared for the future of the S. A. T. C. under conditions brought about by the armistice which will be sent you and the college authorities as soon as authorized." The telegram is signed "Committee on Education, per Rees." This news is welcomed here. There are 800 men in the S. A. T. C., divided class A and class B men, there among being 500 of the former and 300 of the latter. The former take the academic course with military training. The lat ter take auto and general mechanics and radio work with the regulation military training given in regular army work, Both sections are being trained by_army, officers and are under strict military; rule. The university has a contract for training 300 men in the vocational train ing department, taking a new contingent of 300 every two months. The big plant of the Idaho Harvester company is be ing used for this work. Frank Stanton is recovering subscriptions. _ from an attack of appendicitis. ID DC Help Hint Stop the Leak V rn ■i y *v vH'sSV It is understood that the plan con , templated by Mr. Hoover, but which ! the president is not known to have , approved, provides for a rationing j system similar to that employed in Belgium by the commission for relief in Belgium, which was worked out by | Mr. Hoover, chairman of the commis j sion, and his assistants on the basis 1 of the required number of calories necessary for each individual, Supervision of this rationing, it was said, would be in charge of repre sentatives of the allied and American governments. All available food sup plies in the central powers would first be apportioned, including the reserves, if any, held for the armies, it was said, A survey is now being made by the administration to determine the world's food supply. Pending its com pletion the new food conservation plan for the American public is held up. The survey will include investigation of the interior food supply available in Austria-Hungary and the Balkans. Officials of the food administration are said to believe that investigation will disclose food supplies which have heretofore not been available owing to dissention between the Teutonic allies. With Austria definitely out of the wiir, the opening of the Mediterran . ean and the India route as well as the so-called short Australian route will release vast grain supplies and other food stuffs in that part of the world. Austrian merchant,'ships, it was said, may be usel to transport these sup plies. The food program worked out by the interallied food council, of which Food Administrator Hoover is a mem ber, calls upon America to ship to the allies 17,500,000 tons of foodstuffs the coming year. With the necessity of assisting in feeding civilians in middle Europe, it is roughly estimated that a minimum of 5,000,000 tons will have to be added to that figure, though the ending of the war neces sarily will make possible increased production throughout Europe next year. ONLY ONE NEW CASE OF INFLUENZA HERE The influenza situation in Moscow is better today than at any time since the epidemic struck Moscow. There have been no deaths since Sunday night and in the report issued today but one new case had been admitted to the hospital while eight had been discharged as cured. The new case is very mild. The patient belongs to class A of the S. A. T. C. Of the men released four are class A and four are class B men. The general situation in Moscow is regarded as very favorable. It is hoped that schools may be reopened in the near future if the situation continues to show improvement. » . WHERE TO PAY WAR FUND SUBSCRIPTIONS were Moscow, Simpson, chairman of the drive says subscriptions are payable at the of fi C e of the council of defense, in the rear of the First Trust & Savings Bank building; at the office of Fred Veatch and at the office of Max Grif fith. He requests that payments be made to any one of these three places, where receipts will be given for all An error was made in the adver tisement paid for by the three banks of Moscow yesterday for the com bined war funds drive. The adver tisement stated that the subscriptions payable at the three banks of This is a mistake. H. H. STATEMENT TO THE VOTERS ASK IDAHO 10 RAISE MORE THAN QUOTA APPEAL MADE FOR COMBINED WAR FUND TO HELP OUR VICTORIOUS SOLDIERS BOISE,Nov. 11.—(Special to The Star-Mirror.)—At nine this morning throughout Idaho the big drive for war funds through the United War Work campaign started. It is a race among the counties to be first across. Headquarters is confident that Idaho will go fifty per cent over the top and be one of the "honor states'' to first reach her quota. Colonel Roosevelt issued a statement at New York urg ing a national rally to this great drive. He says: "If the nation failed in its duty at this time and gave our soldiers belief that we have forgotten them since we have ceased risking our lives in war, it would be a dreadful act of ingratitude. We stay at homes owe everything to those men at the front and unless we subscribe and oversubscribe the amount demanded by the allied war work council we will have come shamefully short in our duty." New York city has raised her quota from thirty-five million to fifty-two and a half million. Cardinal Gibbons, New York, says: "To slack in our efforts now, to lessen our generosity would be a great un gratitude to these men who have en dured such hardships and dangers for our sake, and are bringing to a happy end the greatest war in history. They have earned the best and the most we can give them. An American who will not give all he can and help all he can is unworthy of the noble army and navy and the holy cause for which they fought. God has blessed us won derfully in bringing a sudden end to this horrible war and every one must show his gratitude by helping the brave men, who, under God's protec tion put an end to carnage." State Headquarters appeals to Ida ho to do it now and do it right. . , . , , An error which may make changes m many election returns m Idaho was dis covered today when the local board was canvassing the returns for Latah county, It was discovered in the tally sheets that duplicate numbers occur on six different pages. The errors occur on pages 19, 31, 43, 55, 61 and 65. 1 he latter page did not carry any election returns in this county and page 61 carried the returns of the vote on constitutional amend ments. The error is a peculiar one. The pages are divided into spaces of 10 each, run ning from 0 upward. Where the count reached 100 it is duplicated, 100 appear ing twice instead of 100 followed by 110. Thus where the count for a candidate ended in the space that should be 110 it appears as 100 and he is 10 votes short, As these books were used in every pre cinct in Latah county and probably throughout the state, they would make a big difference in the total count. In Latah county it makes no differ ènce to any of the candidates as none of the successful candidates had a ma jority small enough to be changed. On page 19 the vote of Judge Budge for supreme court shows, on some of the books, 99 where it should appear 109. On page 43 E. J. Gemmill, republican candidate for county assessor is credited with 101 votes in one precinct where he should have been credited with 111. On the same page John Nisbet, successful candidate for prosecuting attorney, is credited with 102 votes in that precinct when his total is really 112. The page on which the tally of the Gooding-Nugent vote was kept is num bered correctly, so this error will make no change in that office. It will effect state senatorships in many counties, how ever, if the vote is close. With this error it is possible to make a mistake of 10 in every precinct where these books are used and with 25 precincts in Latah county it would be possible to make a total error of 250 votes. This would have no effect in Latah county, but it might seriously effect the result in other counties where the contest was close, The matter was called to the attention of the state republican central commit tee at Boise by Adrian Nelson, probate judge of Latah county, who discovered the mistake. These errors occur in the books fur nished by Simms-York company. It is not known here how generally theie books were used, but it is believed they were used pretty generally throughout Idaho. -rsa Word has been received in Moscow that W. C. Edmundsorf was in a hospital at Washington, D. C, having had to undergo an operation. Hie was doing well at last account. ERRORS FOUND IN ELECTION RETURNS POSSIBILITY OF CANDIDATES IN LATAH COUNTY LOSING 250 VOTES IN COUNT ' The following letter to The Star Mirror and statement to the voters by Frank R. Gooding, former governor, who was a candidate for United States senator at the recent election, will be read with interest. Mr. Good ing writes: "Editor The Star-Mirror, Moscow, Idaho.—My Dear Sir: I am enclosing herewith statement that I am making to the public and will appreciate it very much if you will give this space in your paper. "There is not much doubt in my mind that Mr. Nugent is elected. While I should have been very glad to have served Idaho in the United States senate, yet I have large busi ness interests to occupy my time and I shall find something to do to help make Idaho a bigger and better state, defeat has left no bitterness at I understood all the time the real danger I was in in the fight I was forced to make to save Idaho. ÏÏ "Again I want to thank you for the splendid support you gave me in the fight for the good name of Idaho, and assuring you of my high appre ciation, I am, Yours respectfully, "F. R. GOODING. "P. S.—Will you be kind enough to thank my friends for the splendid support that they gave me in this campaign, which is appreciated more than I can express in words. "F. E. G." Gov. Gooding's Statement. It is not unusual in a great fight like the one we have had in Idaho that someone should be called upon to make sacrifices. As scon as I learned the true con ditions in Idaho I knew the state could be saved only through a cam paign of education, exposing Townley, LeSeuer and his gang, showing them up to the people in their true light. Someone had to make the fight for Idaho and I would rather have made the fight and lost than not to have made the fight and won, for, after all, a seat in the United States sen ate is an empty honor compared with a place in the hearts of the good I people of this state. There is only one thing worth living for in this world and that is the respect of the I people. A public servant, or a man who serves the people as a public servant and retires from office with out the respect of the good people of the state or nation would better have never served the people at all. Many things are very gratifying to me in this campaign, one of which is that I had the support of a large per cent of the laboring men of the state. Especially is this true of the railroad men in Pocatello and other places. The I. W. W. forces have for years been trying to poison the labor ing men against me. I want to as sure the laboring men of this state that wherever the fortunes of life carry mei i n the future as in the past i s j la n always be their friend. For fourteen years of my early life I worked for day's pay and I know and understand that if this government is to prosper the laboring man's inter ests must be considered and he must be given a square deal. What we want in this country and must have is a square deal all around and that is what I have always fought for, as my record shows. if anyone thinks this fight is over because election is past they have made a mistake. I promised the people in the campaign that I should continue my fight against anarchy, treason and rebellion until the end. Many new people have come to the state since I had the honor of serv j n g Idaho as chief executive and I am glad to have them know some thing through me of the assassina tion of ex-Governor Steunenberg and the blot left upon the fair name of Idaho by the acquittal of Haywood and Pettibone of the greatest crime ever committed on American soil, I had but one thought in this fight and that was to educate the people as far as possible to the danger of such men as Townley and LeSeuer and those associated with them, who, it is proven conclusively by court records, were in sympathy with Bill Haywood and the I. W. W. orgamza tion -—- the greatest criminals this country has ever produced, It is this dangerous element that the good citizenship must fight against at all times and I accept my defeat with the knowledge that for the time at least I have saved Idaho from the greatest disgrace that can come to any commonwealth—the suc cess of Townley, LeSeuer and Mc Kaig. ft j s gratifying to me to know that that state ticket is elected by an over whelming majority and that both the house and senate will be safely re publican and now the only question j s what the majority will be. I have confidence in Mr. Davis and those elected with him on the state ticket. I am satisfied that the people can look forward to a clean, vigorous administration that will mean much for the upbuilding of Idaho. ».T, Argentine Minister Resign*. WASHINGTON.—Romolo S. Naon, ambassador from Argentine, has for warded his resignation to President Iriogyen, of that republic.