The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TFESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1918
STARVING GERMANY WANTS PEACE
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
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
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
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,
MOSCOW CITIZENS FAILED
TO TAKE PART IN PARADE
Some dissatisfaction is expressed be
of the few citizens who took part
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
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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.
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
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
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
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
from an attack of appendicitis.
Help Hint Stop the Leak
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
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
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
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
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
WHERE TO PAY WAR
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
"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.
"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,
"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
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
Argentine Minister Resign*.
WASHINGTON.—Romolo S. Naon,
ambassador from Argentine, has for
warded his resignation to President
Iriogyen, of that republic.
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