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The Daily Star-Mirror
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
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
John Jacksha," Jr., Married.
John Jacksha, Jr., and Miss Barbara
Foch were married at 9 o'clock this
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,
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.
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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
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
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
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
"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
"Christmas presents given for the same
purpose are a desecration of the institu
tion. The motive is a selfish one to
"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
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
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 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.
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 ;
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.

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