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The Daily Star-Mirror
It is feared that Germany and Austria are rapidly going into Belshevism
as the destructive element that destroyed Russia seems to be getting a hold
in both countries. Former Emperor Charles of Austria, makes an appeal
'■« for help from the United States and her allies to save her from the fate of
i, Russia. Germany's "soldiers and workmen's councils" based on Bolsheviki
K principles are getting control of Germany,
■ ii Thirty-eight more German submarines, including several of the cruiser
* ' type, have been surrendered to the allies and have been interned. The re
mainder will be surrendered in a few days.
A British squadron left today for Kiel canal and Wilhelmshaven to dis
arm and intern the few ships of Germany's former powerful fleet that
were left to-her. These must be interned and disarmed until the final peace
terms are settled.
General Pershing is preparing to return all of the American troops not
needed for the preservation of order and occupation of German territory
* and has recommended getting back to a peace basis as rapidly as possible.
„ The telegraphic and cable dispatches received today follow:
Bolshevism Gaining in Germany.
COPENHAGEN.—An agreement has been reached between the German
soldiers and workmen's council and the government,- it is officially an
nounced in Berlin.
Follow Russian System.
LONDON.—This morning's London newspapers display prominently Ger
man advices regarding an agreement between the soldiers and workmen's
* council and the government which 'is regarded as the development of the
greatest importance and tantamount to the overthrow of the Ebert-Haase
combination and the adoption, at least theoretically, of existing Russian
What the Agreement Provides.
COPENHAGEN.—The agreement between the workmen's and soldiers'
council and the German government provides that "All political power
shall be in the hands of the German socialist republic and the soldiers' and
workmen's council. That their aim is to defend, and develop what has been
accomplished by revolution and to suppress all counter revolutionary ac
tivity. Pending the election of representatives of the soldiers' and work
men's councils to the executive council of the German republic the executive
at Berlin is to exercise its functions."
Allied.Fleet Enters the Black Sea.
PARIS.—The Bosporus straits having been cleared of mines the allied
warships have entered the Black Sea and visited various ports from Varna
around the southern coast to Novorossysk.
Will Clear Sea of Mines.
LONDON.—A flotilla of minesweepers left the first of Forth this morning
to clear a passage to Kiel for the British squadron which it is understood
will go to Kiel and disarm and intern the remnants of the German navy.
Wilhelmshaven will also be Visited by the squadron which is reported to
comprise one battleship and a flotilla of destroyers.
Bolshevism Threatens Austria.
VIENNA, Sunday.—(By Associated Press.)—Declaring there is pressing
need in Austria for the assistsanç^ of America and the allies, former Em
peror Charles of Austria-Hungary insisted todaf that the danger of Bol
• ehevism is very great there. In conversation with the correspondent of the
Associated Press he told of the peril impending. The former emperor with
his wife and five children is at Eckerstav castle with a few faithful men
including Count Alexander Esterhazy, former chief of court to
the emperor, and Naval Captain Seedank.
Pershing to Cut Down Supply Purchases.
PARIS, Wednesday.—General Pershing issued orders after signing the
armistice' with Germany for the prompt reduction in the extensive system
of purchasing supplies for the U. S. army in Europe and the speedy transi
, tion to a peace basis.
To Form Larger State With Siberia as Center.
BASEL, Switzerland, Monday.—The Bosnian national government has ad
dressed a note to the crown prince, Alexander, of Siberia, asking for the
immediate reunion of Bosnia and Herzevogia With Siberia under the sov
ereignty of the Kargeorgesvitch dynasty, of which the crown prince is the
ruling head.
American Casualty Lists 2180.
There are 2180 names in the casualty lists issued for today, the second
largest list yet reported for one day. The list issued for morning papers
contains 1109 names. It follows.
Killed in action, 336; died of wounds, 60; died of accident-and other causes,
13; died of disease, 232; wounded severely, 60; wounded degree undeter
mined, 236; wounded slightly, 106; missing in action, 62; prisoners, 14;
total, 1109.
, Afternoon List.—Died of wounds, 81; died of accident and other causes,
* 5 ; died of airplane accident, 1; died of disease, 340; wounded severely, 45;
■wounded, degree undetermined, 287; wounded slightly, J.95; missing in action,
110; prisoners, 7; total, 1071.
SPOKANE._The Idaho team which
faces the* blare Island marines Saturday
aftrenoon at the fairgrounds will be
a much different aggregation than that
, which lined up against Gonzaga umversi
ty last Saturday, according to Lieutenant
Bleamaster. coach of the Idaho aggrega
jj on
"To date we have had only eight days
-of real outdoor practice," said Lieuten-|of
ant Bleamaster, "and are just beginning,
to develop teamwork. Starting today
we will put in four hours a day, practic
ing both afternoon and evening.
"Several of the boys who were un
able to come to Spokane Saturday will
be in the lineup against the marines,
Among them will bf Hugh Richardson,
to former North Central high school
caotain Richardson tips the scales at
close to 200 pounds and is a great
punter 1
To Face Strong Team.
"We know the marines have a great
football team. The personnel of the
eleven tells one that at a glance. An
other proof is the the large total they
.have run up in their games to date.
" There probably is not any stronger, if
as strong, a team in the entire coun
try. Every player is a seasoned veteran
and nearly all of them were accustomed
the Dietz style of playing football
before joining the marines.
, "There is one thing, however, that
will be greatly to our advantage. The
had a hard game Saturday using
their strongest players. On Thanks
giving day they will have another rough
''"and tumble battle with the 13th division
team of Camp Lewis as an opponent.
The rivalry between the soldiers and the
marines is intense and the game will be
for blood. On top of two hard games
. -to
in six days they will meet us after an
all-day rest. Three games within a
week all against strong opposition, are
enough to test the mettle of the best
team ever trod a gridiron. Other strong
teams have tried it and few of them have
won all their games.. We may not be
the team to stop the 'devil dogs,' but
Spokane and Inland Empire football
fans, as well as the marines, will know
that there has been a football game.
Many Visitors Coming,
j Indications are that a great throng
of fans from the Palouse towns will
come to Spokane for the game. The
Spokane & Inland will run a special
• from Moscow to carry the college
rooters, It will leave early and make
stops to pick up enthusiasts m other
towns en route Coach f
says that fully 250 Idaho students vi ill
j be here with the team.
the traffic department of the In
land was in Moscow today to conclude
arrangements for the special,
Frank Smith, who is
game for the marines,
inquiries and orders for tickets from
all parts of the Inland Empire,
says that special arrangements will b
made for parking automobiles of those
who comes from out-of-town points
Mr. Smith announced Saturday that
George M Varnell would refree and
E. A - Hinderman would umpire.
Roy Brown
staging the
has received
Among the changes in the faculty
and other workers made by the board
of regents of Washington State Col
lege at Pullman last week, the reports
show that Miss Catherine T. Bryden
has been appointed home demonstra
tion agent for King county, Wash.,
with headquarters at Seattle. This
work comes under the supervision of
the State College, which also selects
county farm agents for Washington.
Miss Bryden was county school sup
erintendent of Latah county for 10
years and has a wide acquaintance
here. Her mother lives in Moscow
but will probably join Miss Bryden at
Seattle when the latter becomes per
manently located there.
All Moscow churches held services
Sunday but the attendance was below'
normal. This was due to two causes, the
fear of influenza and the conflict of
orders. The order published in Saturday
evening's Star-Mirror that there would
be no Sunday school kept many away
from church as they believed there would
be no church services. The lateness of
the announcement caused much conflict
and confusion. Many who did not get
the notice sent their children to Sunday
school, where the little folks were dis
appointed when they had to return home
and reported to their parents that there
would be no services.
All of the churches held special serv
ices, the first in six weeks and it seemed
good to the members to get together
again for Sunday worship. There was
a special air of thankfulness prevalent
in all churches, due to the momentous
events that have transpired since the
last public services were held in Moscow.
The raising of the quarantine and the
closing of the %vorld war gave double
for thankfulness.
The Protestant churches of Moscow
will unite in a union service next Thurs
day (Thanksgiving day) at 10:30 in the
Methodist churchj Rpv. Wayne S.
Snjoddy, pastor of the Presbyterian
church will deliver the sermon. _ It is
hoped to have a large attendance in or
der that the people of Moscow may join
in the greatest thanksgiving day the
world has known. The services will be
especially interesting and impressive.
The lifting of the state quarantine in
Idaho yesterday resulted in the opening
today. ' Moscow, Kendrick, Troy and
three other districts, where the influ
enza situation is not satisfactory, fail
ed to reopen their schools today, but
the others opened and will continue to
hold school unless the influenza should
of 91 of the 97 schools in Latah county
grow worse.
Troy and Kendrick are in the midst
of a bad epidemic. Both of these places
escaped the disease for several weeks
after it bad made its appearance in
Moscow and other places, but last week
both towns were hit hard and the dis
thoroughly scattered through
the towns that it is thought best to
not bold school until conditions get bet
Tt is ' hoped that school can be
opened at all of the places mentioned
next week.
The health officers will watch close
ly the result of lifting the ban on mo
tion picture shows, dances and churcnes.
Services were held in practically all of
the churches of Latah county yesterday
and there is no doubt the shows will be
well attended. If no serious results are
noticed from thje.se it is likely that
Sunday schools will be permitted next
Sunday and the public schools will open
So far as can be seen there have been
no new cases in Moscow as a result of
the University of Idaho last
ease is so
Monday and conditions there have been
gradually growing better.
Cigarette smoking by minors is to
be stopped in Moscow. There is a
state law and a city ordinance for
bidding any one under 21 years old
from smoking cigarettes and forbid
ding sales of these to minors. The
police have been working on the case
and took about 40 boys ranging in
age from eight to 14 years before
Judge Nelson, of the probate court.
The boys were given a lecture and
released pending action by the court.
It is understood that if they refrain
from the habit they will be permitted
to remain at large. If any of them
are again caught in the *Uct they will
be severely punished.
Several of the boys who were cited
to appear before Judge Nelson failed
to do so. These will be arrested and
punished unless they appear within
the next two days.
The officers are also after those
who have been supplying cigarettes to
the boys and, promise some arrests
within 'the next few days. The boys
have told where they got the cigar
The officers are also looking after
illicit sales of intoxicants in Moscow
and promise some arrests in the near
future. It is said to be getting quite
easy to obtain liquor here although
there is a stringent law against it. ;
Pershing for President.
COLUMBUS, Ohio.—The cam- ♦
* paign for the election of General +
•l* John J. Pershing, commander-in- ♦
chief of the American expodi- +
* tiopary forces, to the presidency *
•fr- of the United States in 1920 was +
+ formally launched today by ap- *
* plication to the secretary of ♦
* state for the incorporation of the
*5* "Pershing Republican League." *
Clarqnce E. Routh has just returned
from France to visit his parents, Mr.
and M)s. J, W. Routh, who live on
Lieuallen street. Clarence enlisted with
the engineers at Columbus, Ohio, in
March fand landed in France April 16
of this year. He sailed with a fleet of
14 vessels carrying 62,000 men. They
crossed* the ocean in the ship Dwinsk
by steering far north and had a hard
lime landing, being warned away from
Liverpool and La Harve, on account of
submarines, and finally after 22 days
enroute were put ashore at Brest,
France. This ship was sunk on its re
turn trip, three days from the French
The engineers were extending the
railroads up to the front line and were
always •in range of the artillery,
who suffered a nervous
down fijjni shell shock, has been in the
hospitals for two and a half months and
when showing his souvenirs of French
money, 15 pieces, his hands shook like
an old man with palsy. He has not
yet coma back to his normal condition.
At Brest, be, with the other soldiers,
slept in the old Napoleon barracks, built
142 years ago.
He says the French and American
ideas of good morals are vastly differ
ent with' most of the points in our
favor. The French women are very
good looking and very hard working,
they do most of the manual labor.
ertb Itkv- of the Germans arc-true.
He has seen a number of children minus
hands and feet and almost grown boys
in the same condition.
There was practically no influenza in
France when he left but some cases
developing after the arrival of
He saw
ships from American ports,
many German prisoners, 1500 being ta
ken behind the allied lines at one time.
These prisoners were
dressed and poorly fed ; a day's ration
being not enough for one meal.
He talked with one'German prisoner
who said he was forced to fight for
Germany but he would gladly have
helped his cousins, who were in the
American army, if he could, for he be
lieved the Germans were in the wrong.
The German soldiers were kept in ignor
ance of what really happened. They
would* not believe the Americans were
fighting in France.
Clarence was in the Soissons fight, in
Chateau Theirry, and was within 40
miles'of Paris, but could not get leave
to go there. He saw Quentin Roose
velt's grave.
He came back to America 10 weeks
ago, with 500 men, who were sick and
wounded. Captain Theo. Roosevelt, who
was wounded in the left arm and suf
fered partial paralysis of the left side,
returned with them. The trip home took
10 days and submarines were following
them, but they arrived safely.
He was given an honorable discharge
one week ago at Buffalo, New YorK.
His parents moved to Moscow in July
from Kalispell, Montana.
very poorly
The hearing of the application of
the Moscow Telephone & Telegraph
company for permission to raise rates
in Moscow and on the rural routes
running out of this town, will be
held in Moscow on Tuesday, Decem
ber 3, beginning at 11 o'clock. George
G. Pickett, city attorney, today re
ceived notice of the date of the hear
ing. Mr. Pickett is representing the
city in opposing the rates. It is ex
pected that many witnesses both in
Moscow and from the surrounding
country will be present to protest
against any raise in rates. If the pe
tition of the telephone company is
granted it will mean an increase of
many thousands of dollars per year
in the receipts of the company which,
of course, will come from the pockets
of its patrons.
daughter or sweetheart to see.
The Orpheum has been thoroughly
fumigated—will be fumigated every
day as long as there is
city and as we make no claim of be
ing germ proof we respectfully re
quest that you refrain from attending
the show if you are taking cold or
sneezing or if you have "flu" in your
home. The war is over-let's all do
our part to help get rid of the "flu"
and this old world of ours will look
brighter than it has for many months
and don't forget to visit the Orpheum
occasionally where you will see
Paramount Pictures—conceded to be
the cleanest, most wholesome pictures
on the market. Pictures you can feel
safe in inviting your wife, your
flu" in the
What becomes of the $16 per year the
farmers pay for membership in the non
partizan league is a question often
asked but never answered. It has been
answered in part in the bankruptcy pro
ceedings at Fargo, North Dakota, where
A. C. Townley, founder, president, man
ager and owner of the league is having
a hearing in the bankruptcy cuort where
his liabilities are about $300,000 and his
assets, according to his sworn statement
arc nothing. It was shown bythe book
keeper of the non-partizan league that
Townley is now getting $300 per month
salary and is allowed $12000 per month
for expenses and is not required to make
an accounting to any one for the money
received nor explain how it is spent.
The following press dispatch from Far
go, North Dakota, tells of the testimony
taken under oath there last Saturday.
It should be read and studied carefully
by the farmers of Latah county who are
being urged to pay another $16 into
Townley's treasury. The dispatch fol
lows :
FARGO, N. D., Nov. 13.—One trans
action explained by Townley, presi
dent of the non-partizan league, on the
stand today in bankruptcy proceedings,
had to do with $7000 loaned to the
league by "a friend of the non-partizan
league." whose name he pleaded with
Judge Amidon be not revealed .
Judge Amidon, after requiring the
witness to write the name on a piece
of paper, ordered it placed in the rec
ords. It t was that of David C. Coates,
former qity commissioner of Spokane,
now heard of the new national party,
former manager of the deugue's -'pub
lications. The money from Coates,
Townley said, was obtained during the
league's "lean days" in financial mat
Denies Funds on Deposit.
Townley denied that he had any funds
on deposit anywhere or that any were
deposited in his wife's name or other
He testified that in 1915 the
league had about 50 organizers ; about
ISO in 1916, and between 200 and 300
in 1917.
He denied that he ever had' any con
versations to the effect that he, Town
ley, "owned the league, and that no
matter what happened, he was fixed for
the balance of his days."
Testimony of Thomas Keyes, book
keeper for the league, brought out that
Townley is paid a salary of $200 a
month by the league and $100 by the
publishing company connected with the
organization and that his expanses have
averaged $610.40 a month.
Allowed S1200 Monthly.
Keyes also testified that Townley
was permitted expenses of $500 a
month for the first year, but.that this
was increased to $1200 by a resolution
of the executive committee of the
league. Keyes' testimony also brought
out that Townley was not required to
keep an itemized account, provided his
less than the $1200 al
expenses were
lowed him. Questioned as to why Town
ley was given such a large expense ac
count, Keyes stated that it was to permit
him to attend personally to any disburse
ment for organization work that might
be necessary.
Examination of the books of the
league, conducted for the last three
days, was concluded today and it is
expected the taking of testimony will be
completed Monday.
Congressman Burton L. French lias
introduced a bill extending the provis
ions of the homestead laws to soldiers,
sailors, marines and nurses of the pres
ent war, that have in the past applied
to the soldiers of the Civil War and the
war with Spain, in applying the period
of service in lieu of residence on home
stead entries.
Mr. French says there can be no good
reason why the same treatment should
not be accorded the soldiers of the pres
ent war as has been granted the soldiers
of prior wars, and it is believed the meas
will appeal at once to the congress.
The only vacation for Thanksgiv
ing week at the University of Idaho
will be next Thursday, November 28,
Thanksgiving day. Owing to so much
time having been lost on account of
the influenza it has been decided by
the board of education that one day .
is all the vacation that can be al
■ -
! The S. A. T. C. football team of the
j L niversity of Idaho, which defeated the
team front Gonzaga college, Spokane,
here last week, was held to a tie game
! by the same team :u Spokane Saturday.
The game was played so late in the aft
ernoon that The Star-Mirror could not
get a report of it before going to press
Saturday afternoon. The Spokesman
Review lias the following' report of the
game :
The Gonzaga university and Universi
ty of Idaho S. A. T. C. football teams
battled 60 minues to a 7-to-7 tie yes
terday .afternoon at the Gonzaga stad
ium, the teams being just as evenly
matched as the score indicates.
Like every previous game between
the two rivals the contest was hard
fought from start to finish. The fierce
tackling of both teams necessitated time
being taken out every few minutes, but
despite the delays the game was. played
in a little more than an hour and a
Gonzaga got away in front after five
minutes of play in the first period, when
Pecarovich blocked a punt and gather
ing up the ball sprinted 35 yards for a
touchdown. Needles lost little time in
kicking a goal, making the score 7 to 6.
Tied in Third Quarter.
It was not until the third quarter
that the Idahoans were able to tie the
count. Several exchanges of punts in
which Lieutenant Meehan of Idaho out
distanced his Gonzaga opponent and an
intercepted forward pass put the Mus
covites within the 25-yard line. From
there Irving, a substitute back, tore off
a 13-yard gain for a first down. He
all but repeated on the next play and
then Gharrity bored through for five
yards and a touchdown. Brigham kicked
the goal, the ball going squarely be
tween the posts.
Spokane fans have had the pleasure
of seeing few linesmen the equal of
Perrine. the Idaho left tackle. He was
a large part of both the visitors' of
fense and defense. Tic tore holes in
the Gonzaga line through which his
backs gained many yards and time after
rinc foiled the efforts of the Spokane
aimed his
position was a total failure and more
than once he broke through and spilled
[days before they were faily started.
Perrine a Sensation.
In the third quarter he saved Idaho
from almost certain defeat when the
hall on the Idaho 18-yard line in Gon
zaga's possession he broke through and
threw Booker for a five-yard loss. Gon
zaga was playing well when Perrine
made his sensâtionel tackle and he stop
ped a rally that would likely have re
sulted in a touchdown.
Aside from Perrine Lieutenant Meeh
an was a power at right end for Idaho
and his punting was high class. Idaho
probably gained more through exchanges
of punts than by any other method.
Meehan's spirals nearly always being
from 10 to 15 yards longer than those
of Needles, the Gonzaga fullback; .
Idaho's Best Bet.
Irving was Idaho's best bet in the
backfield, although he did not put in
an appearance until the second half.
He is built close to the ground, has
plenty of poundage and speed and runs
low and hard. Irving played in Spo
kane last* season when the Idaho fresh
men came here for a game and if he
improves during the next year as much
as he has during the last he will be a
star of the first water.
Gonzaga showed the effect of more
coaching than the visitors and at times
displayed an attack that threatened to
overwhelm the Muscovites. Coach
Mullin has developed a good line of plays
and with another week's practice the
Gonzagans will he stiff opposition for
Washington State callage. They fought
with their usual spirit. The left side
of the line, where McKernan was sta
tioned, was invulnerable to the Idaho at
tack. McKernan and Pecarvich working
together, stopped short many a play
aimed at the Gonzaga line and the yard
age gained through them was negligible.
Donahue, right end for Gonzaga, was
on his toes all the time and tackled
hard and well, as did Crumley at right
Forward Pass 35 Yards.
During the first half neither team
resorted to open play, but with the
score tied in the third period. Gon
zaga started to pass, Riley taking a
well-directed heave from Needles and
racing 35 yards before he was downed.
Idaho's passes all went wild.
Tn the last period Logan, who sub
stituted for Riley, had a chance to
put the game on ice for Gonzaga, but
dropped a pass from Needles l5 yards
from the goal line and no one near
In the Gonzaga backfijeld Needles
hit the line hard and Kleffner circled
the ends for several good gains.
Nqedles missed a drop kick from
the 30-yard line by a narrow margin,
the ball having plenty of force, hut the
direction being a little off. Meehan for
Idaho, tried to count on a kick from
placement in the fourth period, but
was hurried and the ball went wild.
A crowd of about 1000 witnessed the
g arne which was the first in Spokane
this year The Gonzaga S, A. T. C.
r00 ( ers k e pt tip a continuous uproar
w ;^jj their yells, several of which were
tried out for the first time in public,
The s A T c military po lice p atro II
^ t he field and did such a good job
(Continued on page four.)

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