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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1918 NUMBER 44 P** AMERICAN ARMY GOES TO GERMAN INTERIO The ex-kaiser is not pleased with his new home in Holland and wants to go back to Potsdam. He evidently fears the Dutch are more likely to render him to the allies than the Germans, whom he has been able to fool and deceive all their lives. It is said permission to return may be granted. American troops are marching toward the heart of Germany where they will take possession and hold the country until final peace terms ranged and Germany is forced to pay for the damage done. The boys may not reach Berlin but they will enter Germany and take possession of im portant points in that country. The bolsheviki is said to be planning to exterminate by murder, execution and starvation all who do not agree with it. The allies will probably have to send a large army to Russia to clean up the vermin in that country before the real work of the war is ended. Following are the telegraphic and cable reports received today: Kaiser Bill Wants to go Home. LONDON.—The Potsdam soldiers and workmens committee learns that William Hohenzollern, former emperor of Germany, intends to return to Germany because of the disturbances in Holland, according to a Copenhagen r" dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. The Lokal Anzeiger, of Berlin, states that he will likely be permitted to return. Prince Eitel Frederick, the former emperor's son, has appealed to bis comrades of the Potsdam garrison to place themselves at the disposal of the new German government. The former German empress has arrived in Holland, making the trip by airplane, according to the Zevemat correspondent telegram to Amsterdam reported by the Associated Press. sur are ar Americans Marching Toward the Rhine, WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN LORRAINE.—(By Associated Press.) —Sunday.—Early tomorrow morning the American advance toward the Rhine will be resumed. Another big step on the road toward the heart of Germany will be taken today. Today's advance went without a hitch. Americans Marched Toward Germany Last Week. WASHINGTON.—Reporting today on the march of the Third American army into Belgian territory evacuated by the Germans, General Pershing announced that by night fall Thursday the advanced elements had reached the line of Ecouvietz-Sorbey Mars La Tour, or near the German border. Hungary to Mobilize Troops. BASEL, Sunday.—The Hungarian government has ordered the mobiliza tion of troops on the pretext that it is necessary for the maintenance of order, according to a Prague dispatch from the Czecho-Slovak press bureau which quotes advices from Skalitz. Four classes have been called upon, among the Slovaks. American Forces in Belgium Today. WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES OF OCCUPATION.—(By Associated Press.)—One part of the Americ'an army of occupation advanced into Belgium today while the remainder of the line swung steadily forward toward the German frontier. Bolsheviki Plans Destruction of Opponents. LONDON.—Information at the disposal of the government, Foreign Secre tary Balfour declared in the house of commons today is to the effect that a deliberate policy of the bolsheviki government of Russia is the extermina tion by starvation and murder and wholesale execution of all persons who do not support their regime. Reduction of Navy Already Begun. WASHINGTON.—Reduction of the enlisted strength of the navy has com menced, Secretary Daniels, of the navy, said today. Applications for dis charge from men, both regular and service reserve divisions are being made. The first consideration being given to youths who are seeking to, return to school or positions in civil life which they left to join the navy. Up to last night the casualties reported for the American army had reached a total of 75,997. This included the casualties of Sunday amounting to 985. The total casualty list follows: Killed in action (including 396 at sea). Died of wounds . Died ot disease . Died of accident and other causes .... Wounded in action ... Missing in action (including prisoners) . 14,264 , 5,507 6,139 1,480 40,916 7,691 76,997 Total to date Sunday's Casualty List. billed in action, 227; died of wounds, 169; died from accident and other 13; died from aeroplane accident, 2; died of disease, 47; wounded causes, severely, 98; wounded, degree undetermined, 210; wounded slightly, 18; missing in action, 161;total, 985. Today's List Only 437. The lists issued today are the smallest in several weeks, the totals being but 437. The list issued for morning papers follows: Killed in action, 130; missing in action, 91; total* 221. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 40; died of wounds, 66; died of disease, 110; total, 216. BOY SCOUT NEWS TELLS OF MIT BOYS HAVE BEEN BUSY IN MANY WAYS ALTHOUGH NOT PERMITTED TO MEET While the quarantine has affected troop organization and meetings, the Moscow Boy Scouts have nevertheless found plenty of scout work to do. During the past few weeks there has been scarcely a day thaf calls have not been made upon the scouts for war work of various kinds, prin cipally helping the Red Cross and the council of defense. The peach pit campaign was also taken up enthusi astically by several of the scouts. Awards will be made in the peach pit- contest at the first regular meet ing. The sixteen kinds of posters for the War Work campaign were distributed and dodgers placed on every doorstep. One of the troop, Clyde Anderson, has been assisting at the radio school and running er rands for the soldier boys. Organized work is not possible, owing to the epidemic, else greater service would be rendered to the boys in the bar racks. Rev. Dean Hamilton has been ap pointed to the troop committee and court of honor, and two others will be appointed this week, as with the return to somewhat normal times fol lowing the war and influenza, a strong troop will be built up here. Professor Paul Emerson of the Uni versity has volunteered to help the troop and with the aid of Professor Erickson, Captain Felker, Judge Mor gareidge and the Chamber of Com merce we are sure of right direction for this tremedously powerful influ ence in the lives of the adolescent boys of Mosrow. At a meeting of the court of honor Friday evening, the following scouts were examined in the twelve points of the first class test: Patrol leaders, Herbert Erickson and Tom Owings and scout editor George Clarke. All passed successfully and are now eli gible for merit badges. Alton Cornelison passed his tender foot test recently and is a welcome addition to the troop. ATTEMPTED LYNCHING RESULTS IN FIVE DEATHS WINSTEM SALEM, N. C. — Five persons, two whites and three negroes, are known to be dead and 20 persons injured as the result of promiscuous firing here last night when a mob at tempted to take a negro from the city jail. The negro is charged with shoot ing Jim Childress, a farmer, and attack ing Childress' wife and shooting Sheriff Flynt. FOR DEATR OF BOYO FRAZER I THOMAS J. MOONEY'S LAST HOPE OF ESCAPE IS LOST WASHINGTON.—The supreme court refused today to review the case of Thomas J. Mooney, labor leader under sentence to die December 12 for murder in connection with the bomb explosion at the time of the preparedness day parade at San Francisco two years ago. "The last prop is knocked from under Mooney, except the possible action by Governor Stephens," Attorney Edwin V. McKenzie of counsel for Mooney said here today. "We expected a denial by the supreme court, but it is up to us tp exhaust every possible means of getting a new trial." ■ UPPER GLASS MEN ARE COMING BACK ___ _ _ ___detail MANY YOUNG MEN CALLED TO | WAR WILL RETURN AND TAKE UP THEIR STUDIES Many of the "upper class men" who left the University of Idaho to enter war work will return to complete their courses and the indications are that after the close of the war there will be a rush of former students to the university. Dean E. J. Iddings, of the agricultural college, is in receipt of a letter from Lieutenant F. A. Plastino, who would have been a senior in the college had he remained this year. He is at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and writes that as soon as released from army service he, with a number of other former students, will return to the university to complete their Lieutenant Plastino is a lidu courses. tenant of artillery at Fort Sill. He was one of the University of Idaho's best athletes. Dean Iddings says he has re ceived many letters of similar character from young men who seem -to realize now, since having had a taste of war work, the need of completing their edu cation. Dean Iddings has been invited to at- tend the Washington State Irrigation association meeting at Yakima, Wash., on December 17 and 18 and to deliver an address bn the relation of stock raising to irrigation. He will probably accept the invitation. He has also been invited to attend "farmers' week" at the Mon- tana Agricultural college at Bozeman and delivered a series of lectures there. He will probably attend and speak two davs, December 12 and 13. -fc- SENATOR PORTER SENDS THANKS TO THE VOTERS "To the Voters of Latah County; "I wish to express my appreciation of the splendid support which you gave me on November 5. "I also wish to say that I realize most keenly the responsibility which has thus been placed upon me and feel that the most capable man might well have a feeling of timidity in his ability to meet all the requirements 'thereof. "I feel that you have placed upon me a sacred obligation which more than ever before in my life I wish to carry out fairly, honorably and equitably. "I will do my best. E, W. PORTER." B. C. ROWE RESIGNS FROM Y. M. C. A. WORK B. C. Rowe, who was selected by the Y. M. C. A. to go to France for special work, telegraphed his resignation today. Mr. Rowe formerly lived at Eugene, Oregon, and his son entered the coast artillery from there. The son is ex pected to return from France before long and Mr. Rowe wants to be at home to meet his son. He fears if he went to France now he would miss him. He was notified that his passports will be ready in a few days and he decided to resign and not make the trip. It Happens About This Time of the Year 1 w Tp I? II y f: $ Si , di >: B . 1 M 1 "vsy A dim : $: to Shortly after school opened at the University of Idaho, Boyd Frazer of Jerome, who had applied for entrance into the S. A. T. C., was discharged owing to a minor physical disability, he being unable to pass the physical examination. He returned to his home at Jerome, Idaho and soon after died. It was thought at the home of the young man that he had been released from the university and sent home while sick. Much indignation was expressed there and there was much talk and ill feeling. When Dr. Lindley, president of the University of Idaho, learned of this he requested that a committee be sent from Jerome to investigate the matter. A. C. Alexander, publisher of the Lincoln County Times, of Jerome, and R. S. Frazer, father of the young man, came to Moscow to make an investi gation. On the train they met F. A. David, who was returning from south ern Idaho, and he accompanied them to Moscow and assisted them in get ting at the facts. They made a thor of the matter, visiting every place information might be obtained, and were fully convinced that no blame attached to any one. While in Moscow Mr. Alexander called at the office of The Star-Mirror and wrote a statement showing that the investi gation had proved that no fault could be attached to any one here. Upon his return home he published in his own paper, the Lincoln County Times, the following report, which complete ly exonerates every one in Moscow with any responsibility for the death of the young man. His article fol lows: Owing to the circumstances con nected with the illness and death of the late Boyd Frazer to those near and dear to him, it appeared that the young man had not received due care at the Moscow school and that he had been turned out while in a very sick condition. On the advice of friends, the father, R. S. Frazer, ac companied by A. C. Alexander, made a trip to Moscow last week to investi gate the conditions there. On their arrival at Moscow they were met by Dr. Lindley, president of the university and Capt. Felker, com mandant, who explained all the steps required of the young man entering the school and who insisted that a made of the entire school which was done, and conditions found exactly as those gentlemen had explained. In the matter of Boyd Frazer it was shown that the young man was dis charged from the service on October 24th, for some minor physical dis ability, but as the necessary blanks were not at hand he could not be re leased at that time but had to re main over until the morning of the 25th, and after receiving his discharge on that date was too late to make his train for Jerome, necessitating his staying over until the morning of the 26th. On the morning of the 25th, the young man reported to the com mandant for final discharge, but said nothing as to his feeling ill and as ^iis illness was not detected he was released. Had the young man re ported ill, it would have been impos sible for him to have left the school as the requirements there would have put him in the hospital for treatment. In not reporting his illness, it can readily be seen that the young man was homesick and, not feeling well, was determined to return to his par ents. Too much credit can not be given Dr. Lindley and Capt. Felker for the manner in which they have handled the problems put to them in the re cent epidemic there. And when one stops to think that out of 800 students only four deaths occurred, great care must have been taken; and with 800 students reporting where facilities had been made for only about 400, the work was doubly hard. The good people of Moscow were quick to go to the assistance of the school officials, opening their homes churches and private hospitals to the sick soldier boys and even furnish ing blankets as the allotment from UNIVERSITY OF MO IS the government did not arrive in time. Every courtesy was shown to the Jerome visitors by the officers, fac ulty and civilians of Moscow, who, on learning of the errand, were more than anxious to assist in the investi gation. TO KAISER BILL TELLS WILLIAM HOHENZOLLERN THAT HE DON'T WANT LAT TER'S FRIENDSHIP If Wilhelm reads all the letters ad rest to him these days, he must be having a delightful time in the soli tude of his war-library. Some of the missives are full of good advice, others are grimly a abusive, but most of them contain epithets that would naturally affect a sensitive nature, which, perhaps, fortunately for himself, to say noth ing of mankind, the Kaiser does not seem to possess. What Uncle Sam should write him is indicated by Dr. Frank Crane in the New York Globe, in an epistle which bristles with the ideas and language of most Americans concerning the Kaiser's peace overtures. Briefly ac knowledging the receipt of Bill's let ter, Uncle Sam is'made to say: You suggest that we get together, bury the hatchet, smoke the pipe of peace, let bygones be bygones, and everything. I am willing to get, bury, smoke and let, as per request, but I do not want to be friends. 1 might want to be your friend, but I don't want you to be mine. I can conceive of no greater calami ty. You have injured your enemies some, as you have caused England, France, and America much expense and wounds, but it is not a patching to the damage you have done to your friends, among whom I believe you reckoned Belgium and Russia. I should not like to think of you as praising me behind my back, nor to hear that you are appreciating highly my good points. do anything like this, Bill. Curse me, lie about me, accuse me of having intentions as rotten as you know your to be—do this, and I shall be own happy, for posterity will say, "Uncle Sam must have been rather a decent fellow if Bill blackguarded him so." And please don't speak to me again. I may speak to you, but I don't want you to speak to me. And don't write. My man Pershing will be over to your house pretty soon, and he will hear what you have to say. For I don't like your face. And I don't like the way your moustaches are put on. I don't like your uniforms and I don't like lots of your little This being the case, why ways. should I subject my nervous system to the strain of trying to act friendly ? Still, I am kinda glad I met you. You are so darned low-down and con temptible that it makes me love my fellow men the more. I want to go and kiss all the chicken thieves and murderers in the county jail when I think of you. Yes, when I think of you, Bill, I say to myself that surely everybody outside of your bunch of thugs and pirates is going to heaven. I am getting along Bill. I am over hundred years old now. There was time when I dreaded that any one should think ill of me. It made me unhappy. But I have learned that nothing adds to a man's reputation among decent people like the hate of a whelp like you. Don't misunderstand me. a a I don't hate you. Only I want you to hate Keep it up. My most soothing thought as I lapse into slumber is that you are gnashing your teeth, whetting your snickersnee, and plan ning to get me. Your animosity is my most treasured possession. If I discovered that you really liked me. me go bath. So don't worry about our little dif derence. There is no use trying to patch things up. After all, it is not so much what you have done that offends me, it is what you are, and that will not be cured until your grateful people hang you to a lamp post somewhere in Berlin. Don't imagine that I think you are dangerous, Bill. Doubtless you think you are a wolf. You are not. You are a skunk. Meanwhile, proud it is that I am to have the heartfelt malice of the likes of you. Continue, old top, to be, as always, my enemy, and I beg to remain, yours truly, UNCLE SAM. Two Escape Idaho Prison, BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 17.—Fred George, alias Gruber, and Harry Hin ton escaped from the Idaho peniten tiary this morning by scaling a 20 foot wall with the aid of a 26-foot rope braided from yarn furnished the inmates by the Red Cross for knit ting sweaters for soldiers. George is under a life sentence for murder, and Hinton a five to 15 year sentence for robbery. They have not been cap tured. The University of Idaho opened today! in a limited way, after being closed three! weeks by the influenza quarantine. Alii S. A. T. C. classes and work has been! renewed, but the classes for girls were! not resumed owing to the fact that there! are a few very mild cases of influenzal among the girl students. These are be-| ing carefully watched and guarded. If I no new cases develop the girls' classes! will be resumed within a few days. In-I 1 dividual instruction in music has never! been stopped at the university as the! girls were taught individually and not in classes. There have been no new cases of in- I fluenza reported among S. A. T. C, men! for several days and the situation in the university is regarded as very good. The men came down town Saturday evening for the first time since the quarantine was ordered, but they were given rigid instructions to not congregate in large numbers in stores or other places. The privilege of coming down town will not be granted to the man from now on until the quarantine is raised. i President Lindley insists upon a rigid observance of this rule for several rea sons, the chief being that he does not want to add anything to the situation in town. which is not as good as it should be. There are many new, although J mild, cases in town. The students will not be permitted to mingle with the towns people. President Lindley said: "The people of Moscow have been very good in helping at the university. They have done everything in their power and have been a wonderful help. We want to show our appreciation by doing what we can to relieve the situa tion in Moscow and not increase the work by taking any chances of spread ing the contagion. I have asked the students to try to reciprocate for the very kind treatment they have received from the people of Moscow and they will do it." In the past several days, up to noon today, but one new case was reported among S. A. T. C. men and 10 hav4 been discharged. There are now onlj 13 S. A. T. C. men in hospitals, the smallest number for more than two weeks and these are all regarded as mild. With 800 S. A. T. C. men this showing is regarded as highly satisfactory. The 13 men in the hospital arc now all confined to the Inland hospital where they are receiving the best of care and will be released soon. All of the girls_ at the university are under close quarantine and will he kept thus until all danger is past. The siege has been a long and hard one and everyone is worn but. Presi dent Lindley is especially anxious to prevent any further spread of the disease in town, owing to the marked shortage of nurses. Many nurses who volun teered to take care of the sick when the epidemic was at its worst, have been taken down with the disease or are so worn out with continued work that they could not stand another siege. Appeals for nurses have been sent out every where, but none can be had. Every com munity is short of nurses and appeals continue to come to Moscow from other places, but Moscow has not enough nurses to care for her own sick if there should be any increase. Schools will open in Latah county next Monday. Mrs. R. B. Knepper, county school superintendent, today received a telegram from the state board of health notifying her that the quarantine will be raised next Sunday, November 24, in Idaho, and that schools may open on Monday. November 25. Should local conditions be such that it is thought not advisable for the opening of schools at that time, the situation will be handled by the county or city health officers. Moscow churches are expected to hold services next Sunday. » - SEN. BORAR TRANKS UTAH COUNTY WANTS PEOPLE HERE TO KNOW HE APPRECIATES THEIR SUP PORT AT POLLS The Star-Mirror is in receipt of the following letter from W. E, Borah, senior senator from Idaho, in which he thanks the people of Latah county for the heavy vote given him. His letter follows : "Washington, D. C„ Nov. 15. • "The Star-Mirror. Moscow, Idaho. "My dear Mr. Editor: I have just re ceived the final returns from Latah county. May I express through your paper my grateful appreciation to the people of that county. The commenda tion of my services here which I have received at the hands of the people is an inspiration of no little value in enter ing upon the stupendous task of recon struction which now confronts us. My great hope is that I shall continue to hold the confidence qf the people and I pledge them that whatever of capacity or ability I have will be dedicated to their service as I understand it. "Again I express my deep sense of gratitude and acknowledge to the people of Latah county an obligation which only the best efforts in their behalf that I can give will ever discharge. "Very respectfully, "WM. E. BORAH.