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The Daily Star-Mirror
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There is nothing very startling in the war news today. The Hohenzollern
family which ruled Germany or portions of it for 207
years, is preparing
S to leave that country permanently, every member of the family planning to
leave for a destination not known at this time. France has asked authorities
on international law if the former kaiser and his war lords can be extradited
for trial for murder and the authorities are investigating the laws in the
case. It is likely that if no law for the leaser's extradition can be found
Holland will be notified that his presence in that country is a breach of
neutrality and asked to expel him to Germany. In that case the German
"republic" will be asked to show its good intentions by treating him as the
Hj arch criminal of the present century and bringing him to trial and punishment
• The Russians are evidently trying to form a stable government and one
that is said to have the indorsement of the allies is being formed at Omsk.
Germany has asked all of the German states to join in a convention for
the formation of a federation under a republican form 6f government. This
will include that part of Austria a majority of whose inhabitants are German.
fPET Twenty seven mine sweepers have been delivered by the Germans to the
y allies, According to today's dispatches.
f The telegraphic and cable news received today follows;
Germany to Expell All Hohenzollerns.
AMSTERDAM.—All members of the Hohenzollern dynasty will leave
£ Germany soon, according to Frankfurt dispatches to Rotterdam Courant.
,i|| Their destination and address is unknown.
London Doubts Abdication.
LONDON.—The Daily Mail attributes to a "high official" of the British
government the statement that "William Hohenzollern is still the German
emperor and king of Prussia, so far as the British government is informed,
and is apparently waiting for something to turn up."
Entente Forces Busy in Russia.
BASEL, Switzerland.—Entente troops are marching on Kiev, according to
advices to Switzerland newspapers. General Skoropadski, Ukranian dictator,
has surrendered. General Denikine, leader of the anti-Bolsheviki forces has
been named his successor with the consent of the entente nations, it is said.
Socialist Resigns From Cabinet.
BASEL.—Philipp Scheidemann has resigned as minister of finance in the
new German government and his place has been taken by Herr Landsberg,
as secretary of publicity, according to a Berlin dispatch.
Germans Surrender Mine Sweepers.
LONDON.—Twenty seven mine sweeping vessels passed out of German
possession Monday, according to the Central News Agency's dispatch from
Amsterdam, and arrived in Dutch water from Belgium, and will be interned.
To Form German Federation.
COPENHAGEN.—"The Government of the Empire" has telegraphed the
governments of the different free states of Germany inviting them to a
conference in the chancellor's house in Berlin, on November 26, says the
Wolff bureau in a dispatch from Berlin today.
German Bourse is Panicky Again.
Formel* Minister Sazonoff is foreign minister of the new
LONDON.—The greatest panic on the Berlin bourse in three years oc
curred Thursday when it was reported that extremists in several German
coast towns had usurped the power of the local authorities, according to an
Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen.
New Russian Government Formed.
COPENHAGEN.—An "All-Russian government, composed of a general
staff of the volunteer army has been formed at Ekaterdinodar with the
object of reestablishing Russia on federated principles, according to advices
from Kiev.
Ammunition Train Explodes Killing Many.
LONDON.—The explosion of an ammunition train at Hamont, Belgium,
Thursday, caused casualties estimated at between 1500 and 2000. One hun
dred and fifty dead have already been counted, according to a central news
agency dispatch from Amsterdam. The injured are being taken to Budel,
Holland. It is reported the cause of the disaster was a bon fire children
had built. Destruction of property in the vicinity is enormous. Assistance
is being sent from all directions. Dutch military aid is being sent across
the border.
Duchess Views American Troops.
LUXEMBURG, Germany.—(By Associated Press.)—With General Persh
ing at her side the youthful grand duchess of Luxemburg from her balcony
watched the American troops march into her capital today.
PARIS.—President Wilson, it is reported, will arrive in Paris about De
cember 12, according to information here today. Plans are now being made
for his entertainment as well as the entertainment of the rulers of allied
countries who will visit Paris in November and December.
American Casualties Today, 1515.
There are 1516 names in the casualty lists issued for today. Of these
\ 779 appear in the list issued for morning papers, which follows:
Killed in action, 334; wounded.j-degree undetermined, 221; wounded slightly,
224; total, 779.
Afternoon List.—Killed in action, 70; died of wounds, 88; died*of accident
and other causes, 11; died of airplane accident, 1; died of disease, 105;
wounded severely, 87; wounded, degree undetermined, 138; wounded slightly,
164; missing in action, 69; prisoners, 13; total, 736.
Secretary Chaney of the college "Y"
-met with a number of the city pastors,
university and towns people at the Meth
odist church on Wednesday evening to
plan for "Y" Bible study courses. These
classes will meet in the various churches
Sundav mornings at 9:4S. They will be
known as the Red Triangle classes. All
S. A. T. C. men are to be invited and
religion as vital, practical and with the
20th century punch is to be emphasized,
That some old things are passing in
church work was shown by the fact that
this is to be a co-operative movement.
Church rivalry is to be tabooed. The
solution of real problems in the re
ligious life of young men will be empha
sized more than technical, theological
Social problems and identification with
the social life of the churches will re
ceive attention. The Baptist, Christian,
Episcopalian, Methodist and Presby
terian churches will keep open house for
all S. A. T. C. and young women stu
dents on Thanksgiving evening. Other
churches may also join this movement,
No student should feel lonesome though
-away from home that night. There will
be the glad hand and fraternal spirit
-that Moscow people can do justice to
and there have been hints also of things
-to satisfy the inner ,man— S. A. T. C.
folks, both vocational and collegiate, as
well as the young women of the univer
sity Remember, please, next Thursday
night the Moscow churches qre "at
liome" to you
j There will be no exhibition of the
■ Northwest Livestock association of the
I states of Montana, Idaho, Washington
and Oregon at Lewiston this year. For
the first time in many years the show
will not be held. After being postponed
once because of the influenza situation,
and the opening day fixed for Thanks
giving day, November 28, the directors
have again decided that it is unsafe to
hold it and there will be no show this
year. It had to be held on the dates last
fixed, or it could not be held this year,
as its dates must conform with other
Pacific coast livestock shows.
This will be a great disappointment to
many, for the annual livestock show has
become a feature of the northwest. It
has drawn stockmen not only from the
four states forming the association, but
from all over the United States and
western Canada.
made to arrange for the big sale of pure
bred stock at a later date, but nothing
definite has been done in this line. It
may be that newspaper advertising will
be used to sell the stock instead of the
auction sale method.
Lewiston is in the midst of a bad m
fluenza situation. The conditions there
are said to be worse now than at any
time since the "flu" first made its ap
pearance there. The directors of the
Northwest Livestock association met at
Lewiston yesterday and after careful
consideration voted to abandon the show
for this year, regarding the protection of
the lives of the people of far greater
value than the bl S stock show -
Efforts are being
'1 he inauguration of motor truck lines
radiating from Spokane to all of the
nearby towns, including Moscow, is an
nounced by the Spokane Chronicle, which
gives complete details of the plan. A
company has been formed and the routes
selected. Moscow is the longest distance
from Spokane of any of the towns to
be reached by the line. The Chronicle
story follows :
"The Highway Motors Transportation
company, a Spokane corporation, today
announced plans for the operation of a
fleet of IS one, two, three and a half and
five-ton trucks on nine routes radiating
from Spokane and embracing the prin
cipal close-in towns of the Inland Em
"The routes traversed by these motor
trucks will cover a distance of 494 miles.
"It is expected that by April or May, ]
1919, 10 more trucks will be added to
the fleet and additional routes and ex
tensions of the initial routes will be in
cluded in the traffic schedule of the
The first trucks are to be
put in commission within 40 days.
"The trucks are here and bodies, cabs
and heaters are being installed locally.
Four trucks have been turned over to
the painters and the remainder are to be
finished next week and be in the hands
of the painters by December 1 for de
livery to the company on or before Jan
uary 1, 1919, the date of the inaugura
tion of the motor truck transportation
"These Are Routes.
"The routes to be followed by the com
pany's trucks are as follows :
"Spokane to Moscow, 91 miles, over
the Inland Empire highway.
"Spokane to Tekoa and Palouse, 65
miles, over the Palouse highway.
"Spokane to Harrington and Creston,
55 miles, over the Sunset highway.
"Spokane to Elk, Milan, Chattaroy
and Newport, 65 miles.
"Spokane to the Country club, Deer
Park and Loon lake. 35 miles.
"Spokane to Post Falls and Coeur
d'Alene, 35 miles.
"Spokane to Dishman, Opportunity,
Vera, Greenacres, Liberty lake and Spo
kane Bridge, 18 miles.
Spokane to Yardley, Millwood, Steno,
Newman lake. Hauser lake, Spirit lake
and Rathdrum, 50 miles.
"Spokane to Medical Lake, Cheney,
Sprague and Ritzville, 80 miles.
"The company is to operate only on
macadam roads.
"Will Deliver Freight.
"Door-to-door delivery is to be made
and, on the return, loads will be picked
up at central points, where freight and
express may be deposited with local
merchants or at depots. Feeders from
the main routes are to be established at
once, so that the entire Spokane country
may be served from 'he 494-mile system.
"To start, the company plans to put
into operation seven one-ton trucks, four
two-ton trucks, three three-and-a-half
ton trucks and one five-ton truck. The
five-ton truck will be used to break roads
and haul heavy machinery.
"The Highway Motors Transportation
company has secured the co-operation of
a number of Spokane jobbers, who have
agreed to give the concern all the busi
ness it can handle. Spokane jobbers
have averaged 68,000 tons minimum a
year to the points covered by the motor
transport company. As the capacity of
the Highway Motors Transportation
company, with its initial IS trucks, is
13,000 tons, officers predict that addi
tions to the fleet of trucks will have to
be made rapidly.
"Depot to Sprague.
"Until the company gets its schedules
working and the routes organized it will
operate a central depot in Spokane at
W1012 Sprague avenue, where light loads
may be delivered. Heavy loads will be
picked up by the company at the plat
forms of the Spokane jobbers and will
be delivered directly to the consumer's
"The drivers of this fleet of_ 15 trucks
and all subsequent additions; it is said,
will be men who have driven motor
transports in the American army in
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France. As fast as these soldiers return
they will be given preference for these
positions because officers of the com
pany feel that their unusual experiences
in driving under adverse conditions on
the western front will insure the best
results as well as prompt and efficient
"The company has expended $68,000
on trucks and equipment. The equipment
item amounts to $10,000. All of the
equipment was furnished by Spokane
dealers and manufacturers.
"Tarriffs Are Framed.
"The tariff schedule is in process of
formation now and will be issued
"A schedule of rates now being form
ed also will be issued shortly by the
company. The rates, it is said, will be
half way between the present express
and freight rates from Spokane to the
points on the line which the Highway
Motors Transportation company will
"Forty Spokane residents now are in
cluded in the list of stockholders of the
corporation, which is capitalized at
$100,000. The officers are A. R. Mc
Callum. president and general manager ;
E. J. Murphy, vice president ; M. E.
Hamilton, secretary, and O. Hamilton,
Thursday, November 28 is to be a day
of Thanksgiving in Idaho, as well as
throughout the civilized world. Gov
ernor Alexander has called upon the
people of this state to lay aside business
and devote the day to thankfulness for
many blessings of the year, chief among
which is that peace again reigns instead
of war. The governor's proclamation
follows :
Governor alerxander calls
Whereas, It has been the custom of
this Nation for many generations to set
aside a day each year to give thanks to
Almighty God for the bountiful bless
ings bestowed upon the people in the
way of harvests, health and general
prospérité; and
Whereas, The President of the United
States has designated Thursday, No
vember 28, 1918, as such a day of
thanksgiving and prayer ; and
Whereas, This Nation in 1918, more
than at any other time since the begin
ning of its national life, has been blessed
by Divine Providence by having on
November 11, 1918,. entered into an
armistice which is the foreshadowing of
the peace of the world for probably all
time to come and forever relegating to
the past the atrocities and acts committed
by our foe, and in appreciation of these
blessings and the saving of the lives of
our boys who have so nobly emulated
the acts of their forefathers in offering
their blood and lives upon the altar of
the Natiqn so that forever freedom and
civilization may be perpetuated ;
Now Therefore, I, Moses Alexander,
governor of the state of Idaho, ask the
people of the state to assemble in their
various places of worship on November
28, 1918, and then and there offer up
prayers of thanksgiving to Divine Provi
dence for these many blessings that have
been vouchsafed to us and to pray for a
continuance of them in the future as in
the past and that a rightful peace based
upon American ideals may be accom
plished and that our boys may_ be pro
tected and return safely to their places
with the citizenship of our land.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and have caused the Great
Seal of the state to be hereto affixed.
Done at Boise, the Capital of Idaho,
this 20th day of November in the year
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred
and eighteen.
Attest ;
Secretary of State.
Miss Florence Hupp and Miss Adaline
Hupp were guests last evening at dinner
of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Herington and
Mrs, P. Stewart. Miss Adaline will be
leaving soon to go to her school at
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On January 1, next, Montana "goes
dry" and there is a rush to get a supply
of booze from that state into northern
Idaho and eastern Washington before
the supply in Montana is cut off. The
narrow "panhandle" of Idaho, lying be;
tween Montana and Washington, with
several fairly good roads over which
automobiles can make good time, is be
ing crossed and recrossed by the booze
peddlers day and night. Railroads are
being so closely watched for shipments
of liquor that they have ceased to be
popular with the violators of the law
and the automobile is being used to a
large extent.
A few nights ago a citizen of Koot
enai county was murdered by these booze
peddlers whose car had broken down in
Fourth of July canyon and the man they
murdered was employed to take a new
rear axle to the booze car. The next
morning his dead body was found by
the roadside and two guns which he had
with him were missing. One of the men
supposed to have been implicated in the
crime was arrested at Coeur d'Alene
with one of the dead man's guns, and
another is in Spokane under arrest in a
hospital where he went to have gunshot
wounds dressed.
The Wallace Press Times of yesterday
tells of the arrest of a quintet of booze
dealers at Wallace. The Press-Times
story follows :
"Five suitcases full of whisky were
captured and five men are in the toils
of the law as a result of a raid by
sheriff's officers at Mullan late Tues
day night. Each suitcase contained
approximately a case of whiskey, ac
cording to Sheriff R. H. Pfeil.
"The men arrested were Herman
Lund, Alex Ilka, Tony Newhouse,
William Thompson and Matt Calda.
"When arraigned yesterday before
Probate Judge Weniger, Lund, Ilka and
Malda, who are Finn miners, said they
were bringing in the whisky for their
personal use because o i sickness in the
family. Judge Weniger set the prelim
inary hearing for November 29 and
fixed the bond, at $50, which was fur
nished and the men are at liberty.
"The hearing of Tony Newhouse was
set for the same date and his bond was
set at $100. and Thompson's hearing was
also set for November 29. and his bond
Newhouse and
was fixed at $300.
Thompson are still in custody.
"According to Sheriff Pfeil, officers
have been on the trail of Thompson for
some time. He was once before arrested
but not convicted, but the sherif believes
he has a good case against Thompson
this time.
"All Mic men are charged with having
liquor ih their possession."
Idaho Officers Seek McCroskey.
SPOKANE. — Said to have been
wounded in a gun fight with W. A.
Rutherford on the Fourth of July canyon
road near Lake Coeur d'Alene Sunday
night, a man named McCroskey is be
lieved by the Idaho authorities to be in
Spokane having his wounds treated by a
surgeon. Rutherford, who lived on a
ranch at Wolf Lodge bay near Coeur
d'Alene, was found dead beside the road.
C. E. Reedy and a man named Hendrick
son are held by the Idaho authorities,
and with McCroskey arc thought to haye
been with Rutherford.
Quarles and Prosecuting Attorney B. A.
Reed are at the scene of Rutherford's
death today conducting an investigation.
It i^ not known what part McCroskey
played in the trouble which resulted in
Rutherford's death, but all four men are
believed to have been bringing booze
into Idaho from Montana and to have
engaged in a quarrel. The Idaho au
thorities stated Wednesday that they
would search for McCroskey today in
Spokane, but have not called on the local
police for aid. Prosecutor Reed states
that Rutherford was murdered, although
a coroner's jury found that the man died
from the rupture of a blood vessel as
the result of excitement, a fall or a blow,
Sheriff T. L.
"Too much cannot be said in praise
of the splendid care that has been
given the sick members of the S. A.
T. C. at Moscow. From President
Lindley down to the assistants in the
hospitals every one has done every
thing possible and the boys have had
as good care as could be given them
given by Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Smith,
of Addie, Boundary county, Idaho,
today, and which they wished to be
published in Moscow and Spokane
papers. Mrs. Smith continued:
"So many boys are here, away from
their homes and parents and the par
ents are, no doubt anxious about them.
We want to tell them that their sons
are having every care and attention
that can be given. Our boy was very,
very sick. We were notified and
came here to take personal charge of
him, but we found he was receiving
everything that could be secured. We
were permitted to see him every day
and President Lindley and the officers
tried very hard to secure a special
nurse for him. We offered to pay
for this but they would not let us.
Mrs. Mark P. Miller came down and
nursed him for three days and nights
and was a wonderful help. It was
impossible to get a regular nurse, but
Mrs. Miller volunteered her services.
Every one we have met in Moscow
seems to be helping the boys and tak
ing a deep personal interest in them.
It is simply beautiful and it will be
great comfort to the parents of
boys in the S. A. T. C. to know that
their sons are getting such excellent
Mrs. Miller, whom Mrs. Smith men
tioned, is the wife of one of Moscow's
wealthiest citizens and has a family
of her own, including a small baby,
but she gave up her own work and
nursed the young man through the
crisis of his illness.
The young man is Giles Purdy
Smith, formerly of Spokane, where
he was floor manager of the Stillwell
theatres before coming here. He had
applied for entrance in the University
of Idaho to take up agricultural work
prior to the formation of the Students
Army Training Corps, but éntered
that when it was formed. He was
taken ill with influenza and his has
been one of the serious cases. Like
all of the others he has had the best
of care and, having a strong consti
tution, has "pulled through" and is
now regarded as out of danger, al
though still confined to his bed.
Mr. Smith returned to his home at
Addie today but Mrs. Smith will re
main in Moscow until her son fully
I'ecovers. Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith
said they are'unable to tell their full
appreciation of the splendid care the
boys are getting and the general
kindness of the university and army
people as well as the citizens of Mos
cow. They have been here long
enough to get pretty well acquainted
This is the statement
with conditions and to see the "team
work" that is being done by the army
officers, the university people and the
people of Moscow.
The people of Moscow and neigh
boring towns and the country people
have responded libqrally to every call
for help for the sick men in the S. A.
The Star-Mirror started to
raise a fund to buy delicacies for the
sick and convalescent soldiers and
asked for voluntary contributions. As
a result of this work $138.80 in cash
was turned over to Lieutenant Cook
for the mess fund. A call was sent
out for canned and fresh fruits, jellies
etc. People responded with more
than 1,000 quarts of fruits, boxes,
sacks and barrels of apples, pears and
other fruits, and dozens of nicely
dressed chickens were sent to this
office to be delivered to the hospitals.
Every day a truck comes from the
barracks to get the fruit and other
delicacies sent in by people from
Moscow, Genesee, Potlatch, Deary and
country districts and delivered it to
the places where most needed.
Now all of the cases (less than a
dozen) in the S. A. T. C. are confined
in one hospital, the Inland, which is
devoted exclusively to the care of the
sick among the 8(30 S. A. T. C. men.
T. C.
Lawrence Rambo, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Rambo, of Moscow, died at Lew- .
iston, Nov. 20 of pneumonia following
influenza. Lawrence had.gone to Lew
iston to visit his sister, Mrs. Gilmour,
and was immediately taken sick. Law
rence was born seven miles south of
Moscow and was 16 years of age. He
leaves two brothers, Cecil and Ralph, and
three sisters, Misses Tva and Blanch and
Mrs. Edna Gilmour of Lewiston. The
funeral occurred this afternoon at 2
o'clock at Moscow.
Mrs. Rambo and daughters were un
able to attend the funeral, being ill in
Lewiston with severe colds.
Small Hogs Not to Be Killed.
WASHINGTON.—All hogs under 150
pounds will be included in "throwouts"
from the packers' droves by an order
issued today by the food administration.
This action was designed to keep from
market hogs considered too light for ex
port trade meat and to maintain the
present price of $17.50 per 100 pounds
for hogs heavier than "throwouts."
Lord Cecil Resigns.
LONDON.—Lord Robert Cecil, under
secretary of state for foreign affairs, has "

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