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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1918. NUMBER 45 THE GERMAN FLEET IS BEING SURRENDERED 'i The first of Germany's great navy has been delivered to the allies and the remainder is to be delivered Thursday. The submarines, upon which Germany built her hopes of success and which brought the United States into the war, causing Germany's downfall, are enroute to England. It is not known how many there are, but 160 were to be surrendered according to the original terms of the armistice but General Foch deemed this insuf ficient and changed the terms to include all of the German submarines, which undoubtedly is many more than 160. . Germany is evidently trying to comply with the armistice terms and is delivering her EYE-WITNESS TELLS Of C* ships as per agreement. delivery already made will cripple her fleet to a marked degree but the deliveries yet to be made (including 50 battle cruisers) will leave her helpless on sea as well as on land. The Bolsheviki murderers are still active in Russia and it will probably he necessary to send a large army there to destroy them and save the Russian populace which seems doomed unless the Bolsheviki is stopped. Secretary of War Baker says no plan is now under way to send more troops from ' » America or to recall those now in Siberia, where there has been some hard ♦ ■ fighting recently. The telegaphic and cable reports received today follow: Surrender of German Fleet Has Begun. COPENHAGEN.—The first section of the German fleet to be delivered to • the allies left Kiel Sunday from the North Sea. This section contains six battleships and two battle cruisers. The program for the surrender of the German fleet, as the result of a conference between the British and the German naval authorities. King Gorge and the Princé of Wales will review the grand fleet at Rosyth Wednesday. Later the fleet will sail for the rendezvous asigned for the surrender. Submarines on Way to Surrender. LONDON.—The German submarines to be surrendered to the allies have passed through the Kaiser Wilhelm canal enroute to England, according to advices received in Copenhagen from Kiel and transmitted by the Exchange Telegraph company. Bolsheviki Renews Fighting Against the Allies. ARCHANGEL, Wednesday. —(By Associated Press.)—Bolsheviki forces have resumed attacks against the American and British positions at Tulgas on the Dvina river. They have been repulsed with severe losses. On Monday morning, November 11, after a heavy bombardment from gunboats and barges in the river, the Bolsheviki infantry stormed the allied barbed wire entanglements and succeeded temporarily in reaching the gun emplacements of the Canadian artillery. Russian Situation is Unchanged. WASHINGTON.—There has been no change in the Russian and Siberian of War Baker said today. situations from a military standpoint, Secretary No plans have been made for sending additional American troops or with drawing any forces now there. Explosion Kills 200 Germans. PARIS.—Two hundred persons were killed by an explosion at Wahn, south east of Cologne, Germany, according to reports received here. Cancelled Big Naval Contracts. WASHINGTON.—Naval ordnance contracts amounting to $421,359,000 have been cancelled since hostilities ceased, Rear Admiral Earle, chief of the naval ordnance bureau, told the house naval committee today when the committee began framing the 1920 naval appropriation bills. England Lost More Thau Three Million Men. LONDON.—British casualties during the war in all theatres totalled 8,049,991. This announcement was made in the house of commons today by James Ian MacPherson, parliamentary secretary of the war office. Dead Number 658,655. The officers killed, injured and missing total 142,634. Men killed, wounded The total losses on the French and Belgian The total number killed on all fronts was 668,665. and missing total 2,907,357. fronts were 2,719,642. Of these 37,836 were officers and 620,829 were men. Food Starts to Austria. NEW YORK.—Preparations to ship at an early date approximately 260,000 of food stuffs from the United States for the relief of the civilian tons population of Austria are under way, it was learned here today. American Casualties 1509. Despite the fact that fighting stopped at 11 o'clock a week ago yesterday, totday's casualty list is the third largest yet reported. There are 1509 names in the list published today of whom 217 were killed in action. This report probably covers one of the days of the heavy fighting toward the closing days of the war. The list issued for morning papers contains 775 It follows: names. Killed in action, 154; died of wounds, 69; died of disease, 254; wounded, degree undetermined, 110; wounded slightly, 155; missing in action, 13, total, 776. Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 63; died of accident and other causes, 2; ■died of disease, 147; wounded severely, 99; wounded, degree undetermined, 137; wounded slightly, 211; missing in action, 27; prisoners, 48; total, 734. Idaho's Roll of Honor. There are five names of Idaho men in the casualty lists issued today, one of whom is a Latah county boy. Their names follow: Edward J. Morrison, Sandpoint, killed in action. Charles Ring, Wendell, Idaho, died of disease. Oscar V. Emmons, Claytonia, Idaho, killed in action. Frederick Bleuer, West Bend, Idaho, wounded severely. Frederick H. Geltz, Genesee, Idaho, wounded slightly. ALL CLASSES AT UNIVERSITY No new cases of influenza among either the S. A. T. C. men or the'girls of the University of Idaho have de veloped. If Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, reports favorably all classes at the university will be resumed tomorrow. Dr. E. H. Lindley, president, will re quire that all students living in Moscow, who have not been under quarantine at the university, will be required to bring certificates from the city or county health officer dated not earlier than today. The situation is very encouraging, but the greatest care will be used to prevent any spread of the contagion, either in the university circles or in town. The uni versity people have asked to be permitted to co-operate with the town people in -fighting the disease in town, as the town people did with them when the disease was so bad among university students. Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, has consented to the opening of the uni versity for all classes tomorrow, and will grant certificates to all students liv ing in Moscow who are entitled to them. Without these certificates they will not he admitted to classes. Certificates dated prior to today will not admit them. Dr. Adair will be in his office after 7 o'clock tonight and will examine all ap plicants and grant them certificates so they can enter school at the university ■ tomorrow. He requests that all desiring certificates call this evening, if possible, he will be waiting for them at his office tonight. Dr. Adair says the situation in Mos shows much improvement. Only two mild cases have been reported since last Friday and he thinks that with care and diligence the situation will soon be under complete control. as COW Mrs. Tomlinson Called Home. Mrs. Wm. Tomlinson died Nov. 15 and was buried Sunday, Rev. Goss con ducting the services. Mrs. Tomlinson had been an invalid for about two years. She was born in Lynn county, Oregon, 59 years of age and had lived 20 was years in Idaho. She leaves her husband, two sons and one daughter, Mrs. George Crowe, who lives in Moscow. Her mother, 86 years of age, is living at Redmond, Oregon. Labor Commissioner Resigns. WASHINGTON. —Frank P. Walsh, joint chairman with William H. Taft of the national labor board, today sent his ignation to President Wilson with the explanation that professional engage- ments required him to return to his law practice at the earliest possible moment, that hostilties have ceased. res now SHORTHORN RREEDER VISITS MOSCOW WELL KNOWN FARMER TO EN GAGE IN RAISING REGISTER ED SHORTHORN CATTLE L. L. Young, a farmer and stock man living near Princeton, in the north part of Latah county, is prepar ing to engage exclusively in raising purebred cattle and has selected Shorthorns as the breed he will raise. Mr. Young has just bought the foun dation herd of A. A. McDonald, man ager of the Potlatch Mercantile company's big store at Potlatch, who has a farm near Potlatch and was en gaged in raising purebred cattle and hogs. Mr. Young now has a fine herd of purebred Shorthorns and is preparing to add to it. He was in Moscow today to see about getting a lot of young heifers to add to his herd which now numbers about 65 head, of which a number are pure bred, registered animals. Mr. Young says there is a bright prospect for the cattle business and he thinks that purebred cattle will pay better than "scrubs" or grades in this country where summer pas ture is scarce. He is considering leasing his farm and going to some newer country with his cattle, where he can get summer pasture and winter range for his stock. s who is manager of the Potlatch Mercantile company's store and runs a farm, hog ranch and dairy in connection with his other work, was forced to sell his purebred cattle because of the war. He wanted to build a mammoth barn but could not get a" permit to build one costing more than $2,500, so decided to sell his cattle and devote his time to his dairying and raising hogs, preparing to raise purebred, register ed Berkshire hogs on a large scale. Just a few days after he sold his Shorthorn cattle the war ended and the embargo on building was raised and he can now build as large a barn as he wants, but he has arranged to go into the hog and dairy business extensively and will not need the large barn he planned. Mr. Young expects to buy some of the alfalfa hay being shipped from southern Idaho for the farmers of northern Idaho. He had planned to take 200 head of cattle to southern Idaho to feed this winter, but has given up that plan. He says a num ber of carloads of alfalfa hay can be sold in the vicinity of Princeton, where there is a shortage of hay, but where fall pasture is now unusually good, owing to the heavy rains and weather of the fall months. He is morning at St. Francis Catholic church on Thorn creek by the Rev. Father Mat tenes, priest in charge, of the Thorn creek church. The young couple came to Moscow where a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride groom's father, John Jacksha, Sr., after which they took the train for Spokane where they will spend several days. They will make their home on the Jacksha farm between Moscow and Genesee. warm John Jacksha," Jr., Married. John Jacksha, Jr., and Miss Barbara Foch were married at 9 o'clock this r. Noted Educator Dead. MADISON, Wis.—President Charles Vanhise, of the University of Wis- consin, died at Milwaukee at 9 o'clock this morning, according to information received at the university. went Milwaukee Friday for a slight operation on the nose, but complications developed and meningitis set in, causing his death, ---ra Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Keene left Moscow today to spend the winter in the east. They will visit in Michigan and Indiana and go on to Florida. Mr. Keene is taking with him an exhibit of the finest apples and potatoes he can find, to show what Idaho produces. Somewhere in the U. S. A. li ce t READY TO SEAT rr Q1ÄCK , KIDS.* i w. si. ' i r ÜS i I 1 iSi Si ■ V IIP m jn*"'' I s* s •Uui'V«" ' : 5S i i I - m V m ATTACK a $ m ä# ULii Dr. McDaniels brought to The Star Mirror office a newspaper from his home town in Missouri containing an account of German atrocities as seen by a soldier who had just' returned from the battle front. The story seems almost unbelievable, but, in the light of other German atrocities known to have been ordered and sanc tioned by the German rulers, they must be accepted as true. The story as published in the Shelbyville (Mo.) Herald, follows: Private John C. Green, wounded and gassed, returned home Sunday from the bloody battlefields of France and at the present time is at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. H. Brown, north east of tnwn. At the invitation of the Herald he consented to relate his extraordinary experiences while abroad, which we give to our readers as first-hand information from one who knows what is transpiring on the other side. Mr. Green entered service in Sep tember a year ago and went from here to Camp Funston, where he re mained until the first days of April this year, when he embarked for over seas duty. He went across on an English boat and relates that one submarine was sighted on the jour ney and promptly sent to the bottom. In this connection he further says that the English say that Americans go to war as their people go to a picnic. June first found Mr. Green in the first line trenches and it was in this battle that he received his first wound by being shot across the chin. On the second day of June he was gassed, | the result of which was to destroy the sight of his left eye. Two days later he was hit by a machine gun bullet which cut hi flesh in the re gion of his hip. On June 7, he was shot in the right arm, the exact lo cation being the right wrist, and also in left chest. During the heat of battle as Mr. Green was fighting he found himself out of breath and ex hausted. On looking around he dis covered to his horror that a German was advancing on him, striking at his throat with a baycnet. Mr. Green relates that he held the German off until his comrade who, seeing his predicament, rushed to his assistance, secured Mr. Green's revolver and shot the German dead. Although this brave young man was severely wounded he fired 125 rounds of ammunition out of his auto matic rifle and 150 rounds out of his automatic revolver. During the bat tle his pistol was blown off and in an extreme moment he secured a re volver from the body of his dead lieutenant and fought until the charge after which he walked was over, back of the front line until he found a Salvation Army hut where he was served with coffee and sandwiches and his wounds were bound up. From this place he was taken by the am bulance to the various hospitals where he spent three months. Mr. Green arrived in this country on his return trip September 7. In relating this experience in crossing th e ocean he said the boats on which he was a passenger were convoyed by English vessels two days out from the other side going and two days and a half returning. i n answer to a question in reference to the cruelty of the Germans, Mr. Green replied that there was abso lutely no doubt about them cutting the hands and feet off of children. He ralted a specific case where the company of which he was a member had been ordered to search the houses of a small village which had been captured. In company with a com rade he went into a house and went upstairs and there under the bed he say a little French child about two old with both hands and feet years cut off and a bayonet through Its breast. In this connection Mr. Green further said that he saw with his own eyes a load of children, some fifty or sixty in number, none of whom were over ten years of age, and every single one had the feet and hands cut off. The public will understand that these statements were made by an eyewitness and come first-handed. In speaking about the prisoners that were captured by his company, he said the most of the Germans were boys from 16 to 20 and some were men from 45 to 75, who spent their time after they were captured weeping and asking to be sent home. Mr. Green related that on numerous occasions he saw women chained to machine guns. At one time he saw a German sniper in a tree and shot him five times before he knew he was dead. Mr. Green could not un derstand why the German did not fall, so he made his way up the tree to investigate and found to his sur prise that the German had been chain ed in the tree. In the battle in which Mr. Green was engaged along in the éarly days of June he relates that he went four days and four nights without eating. Since returning to this country as soon as he got able Mr. Green has devoted his time to assisting with the Fourth Liberty loan, relating his experiences before large audiqpces in the eastern states. He intends to re turn to Cape May, New Jersey, for an operation by November 6. The young soldier impressed us as being extremely modest and retiring but tremendously in earnest and he only related these experiences on our most urgent request. With the sight of one eye gone and pieces of steel in various parts of his body, his con dition is serious, but it is universally hoped that the pending operation that he will soon undergo will restore him at least to some extent to his former strength. FT THIS WILL APPLY TO SÉRMON ON CHRISTMAS BUYING BY NEZ PERCE HERALD SHOULD BE TAKEN HOME The following editorial from the Nez perce Herald is so full of truth and good, sound sense that it is republished in hopes it will be read and heeded by the patrons of this paper and the stores of Moscow and Latah county. The advice to patronize the stores at home and to buy only what the recipient of your favor needs. The advice is all good. The article follows : "Make it a 'Home Deal.' "It seems almost irreligious to com pare Christmas giving with bar-room treating. But in one of its forms the in stitution hardi}' reaches a higher plane. "Smith treats Jones because he has met him on the sidewalk and wants to show that he feels friendly. Neither of them wants a drink. "Jones buys back to show he isn't a tightwad. Then Smith buys to show that he didn't buy the first drink just to get one in return. So Jones buys to reciprocate. "Brown walks in, and, being a regular, he has met Smith there-before. So he buys for the crowd; gnd then each of the other two buys. Reciprocity again. And then it's Brown's turn. "This isn't a lecture on prohibition but expenditure. The flood of chemical fluid that Smith, Jones and Brown pour into themselves may not hurt them, but it wastes their money and gives them no fun. They all know they don't want it, but they spend to show they aren't tight wads. "Christmas presents given for the same purpose are a desecration of the institu tion. The motive is a selfish one to start. "Let us give to impart pleasure. The U. S. government is our warrant for it. "A world-war may dethrone kings, but it cannot dethrone the King of kings. Dynasties are for an epoch, but the doc trine and spirit of Christmas are for eternity, and the government has not planned to abolish the indestructible. "It has merely told us to buy what the other fellow needs. He can't feel insulted if we give him an order on a local drygoods store for a new hat—he can easily get even by insulting us with an order for a pair of shoes. And we can all benefit good old Nczperce by buying right here in town. "Keep the old place going. The Nez perce boys will come back before long, and they won't want to see strange names over any stores. Show them that we all did business at the old stands while they went to insure the safety of our homes. "And do your buying now. Don't let us have any overworked store clerks here during the greatest of all festivals." Isaac Spitler is Dead. Isaac Spitler died at Lewiston Friday and was buried here Saturday. The young man was 18 years old, having been born in Kansas in 1900. He came here with his parents when one year old and lived near Moscow until three years ago. He has been working for the past three years for Hans Colodious, near Mayview, Wash. His death was due to influenza. He had registered in the draft on Sep- tember 12, 1918. His mother lives in Moscow. -®l-. Head of Mormon Church Dies. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. —Joseph Smith, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), died at his home here early today after a long illness. His death was due, in- directly, to a paralytic stroke last April. We can all go to church next Sunday. [ The announcement comes from Boise that the quarantine in this state will be raised Sunday morning. The state board of health, which declared the quarantine, makes this statement, which leaves no doubt of its authenticity. It is planned to hold regular services in ail churches next Sunday at the usual hours. Schools will open at 9 o'clock Monday morning. Every school in Latah county will be opened at that hour, unless a district develops influenza to such an extent that it is deemed unsafe. The county health officer will have authority to close the school if he deems it unwise to permit the holding of school in that district. We can all go to the "movies" Monday night. There will probably be a rush to these on that date, for the people have been so long without this form of pop ular amusement that they will relish a good, clean show once more. Hut we are cautioned against being careless when the quarantine is raised. The danger will not be over. Raising the quarantine does not kill germs of the disease that may be lurking, nor prevent contagion under favorable conditions. Physicians predict that we will have in fluenza for weeks to come and urge that the utmost care and diligence be used to prevent another outbreak of the epidemic here. They sav that it is likely that per sons living in the country, who have not been exposed may become exposed and contract the disease and others may have opportunity to spread it. It is urged that upon the first symptoms of the disease appearing the person afflicted retire from association with the public and that voluntary quarantine be established in every home where the disease appears. It is especially urged that children who may develop symptoms of the disease be kept out of school until it is ascertained whether they really have the influenza or merely a cold, as the early symptoms of both are quite similar. We are prone to look upon the war as horrible and the long death list as ter rible and shocking, yet we are told by (be authorities that twice as many per sons have died in the United States from influenza since it made its first appear ance about two weeks ago, as have been killed in the American army since it began fighting Germany. This has been the worst scourge (he United States has ever had and has resulted in a greater number of fatalities. EVERY PRECINCT ARE BEING SENT OUT TO PRE CINCT CAPTAINS TO BE HOISTED THIS WEEK •j Every precinct in Latah county got an honor flag for the fourth Liberty loan. These flags reached Moscow yesterday and arc today being sent out to every precinct captain by H. H. Simpson, coun ty chairman, with a request that they be hoisted at the most prominent place in the precinct. This is an honor seldom going to any county or district. With the heaviest quota ever given to a district in Idaho, every precinct in the county oversub scribed its quota within the time speci fied. a record of which all may well feel proud. The county subscribed $910,300 on a quota of $800.000, the oversubscrip tion being about 14 per cent. When we consider that this was done in a season when the crop was the light est ever raised in the county and was the fourth loan in one year, the showing is regarded as remarkable. There were 20 flags received for this county. The county was divided into 20 precincts, each voting precinct being a precinct for the drive, except, as in the case of Moscow and Troy, where there are more than one precinct. Moscow, with five voting precincts, and Troy, with two, gets one flag, for each of these places was one precinct in the loan drive. It has been suggested that Mos cow's flag be unfurled with fitting cere monies after the quarantine is raised. LATAH COUNTY SOLDIER IS DEAD Arnold S. Aosvord of Avon was killed in action in France on October 4, ac cording to a ' message received by his mother, Mrs. Anna Aosvord. of Avon. The young man was born at Grafton, N. D., June 20, 1894. He came to Mos cow with his parents at the age of seven years and made his home in Moscow until five years ago when the family moved to a farm at Avon. The message received by his mother follows : "Mrs. Anna Aosvord. Deeply regret to inform you that Arnold W. Aosvord is officially reported killed in action on October 4. "Signed ; "HARRIS, Adjutant General. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Brady have come to Moscow from Chewelah, Wash., to make their home. Mr. Brady is a pop- corn man and will have a new wagon on the street in a few days.