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The Daily Star-Mirror
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.
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Americans Marching Toward the Rhine,
—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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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."

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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
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
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.
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 go
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
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
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
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.
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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,

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