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_ MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 38, 1918 __ tolümb na NUMBER 54 AMERICAN CASUALTY LIST INCREASED AGAIN Another and later casualty list issued by General Pershing on November 26 brings the American casualties, exclusive of prisoners, up to 262,723, an increase of 27,606 over (fie previous report which was supposed to include all casualties up to November 11, the date of signing the armistice. This liât does not include the prisoners taken by the Germans, but these have been released. The last report shows about 2600 prisoners had been taken and it is certain that no more have been taken since November 11, the date of the last previous report, for there has been no fighting since then. To day's total shows 58,478 killed, died of disease and wounds and "other causes" in addition to 14,290 "missing in action" which are supposed to have been killed. This brings the total fatalities to more than 72,000. Again it is announced (from Berlin, of course) that the former emperor has signed the abdication decree by which he gives up the throne of Prussia and control of the Gernian empire. England has contended all the time that ttie kaiser had not really abdicated but was wafting a favorable opportunity to recross the line to Germany and reclaim the throne. Great Britain and France, after much consultation and searching of inter national laws, have found that the kaiser can be extradited from Holland ■ad are taking steps to demand his extradition from Holland for trial in England on a murder charge. Great Britain threatens to resume hostilities against Germany unless British prisoners are given better treatment and more assistance in reaching the lines of the allied armies and it is believed she is prepared to make good the threat. President Wilson has appointed the peace commissioners for thWHnited States and has named no member of the senate, which means another pro longed howl from that body when it meets next Monday. The president will read his message to congress Monday afternoon and probably sail for France Tuesday or Wednesday. Following are the telegraphic and cable dispatches received today: American Casualty List Grows—Now 262,735 WASHINGTON.—General Pershing has designated for early convoy to the United States a total of 3,461 officers and 79,663 men, General March, chief of staff, announced today. The units composing this number will be announced later. The list includes the entire 39th, 76th and 87th divisions. Other troops comprise artillery units and army corps troops. Casualty List is Larger. An amended casualty report from General Pershing gives the official total to November 26, as 262,723, exclusive of prisoners. The list includes: Killed in action, 28,363; died of wounds, 12,101; died of disease, 16,034; died of other causes, 1,980; missing in action, 14,290; (the number of prisoners given is unintelligible) wounded, 189,955, divided as follows: severely, 54,751; undetermined, 43,168; slightly, 92,036. The war department expects to bring home, during December, 150,000 to 176,000 men, General March said. In addition to the army transports and converted cargo boats the war department will use old battleships and cruisers to bring home the boys. It is expected 300,000 monthly will be brought home when demobilization gets under full speed. Kaiser Abdicated Again Yesterday. LONDON.—Former Emperor William signed his abdication at Amerongen, Holland, yesterday, according to a dispatch from the Wolff bureau, of Berlin and transmitted by the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Copenhagen. The abdication decree, according to the message, expressed the hope that the regent" would be able to protect the German people against anarchy starvation and foreign supremacy. The use of the word "regent" is regarded here as possibly significant. new Socialists Seize German Wireless. BERLIN, Friday.—(By Associated Press.)—A group of independent social ist democrats closely identified with the Spartacus element of Dr. Liebknecht, has seized control of all the wireless stations in Germany and are trans mitting propaganda and other news, the Berlin Tageblatt says it is informed. Britains Serve Notice on Germany. AMSTERDAM.—In response to a threat by the British armistice commis sioners that hostilities would be resumed unless conditions under which prisoners were arriving in the allied lines are remedied. A Berlin telegram declares everything is being done to assure the orderly return of prisoners. Peace Preparations Under Way. PARIS.—(Havas.)—At a meeting preliminary to the sitting of delegates to the peace conference it is announced that committees be- appointed to study different phases of the problems which will be involved, and to present reports to the conferees whose deliberations will, by this means, be of a more definite character. The conference, it is believed, will last three months. It is not expected a treaty will be signed befor April. David Lloyd George, British premier, will arrive in Paris at the same time as President Wilson. President Names Peace Commissioners. WASHINGTON.—Preparations for participation of the United States in the peace conference were practically completed today with the naming of the following representatives: President Wilson, Robert Lansing, secretary of state; Henry White, former ambassador to France and Italy; E. M. House, special representative of the United States government to European governments; General Tasker H. Bliss, representative of the American army at the supreme war council at Versailles. Secretary Lansing was chosen to head the delegation. There is a question as to whether President Wilson during his stay in Prance, will be considered part of the delegation. This probably depends upon the course of the other associated governments. Chilean War Cloud Darkens. BUENOS AIRES, Argentine.—Demonstrafftdus at Antofagasta have sinned such serious character that the Chilean government has sent the Cruiser Captain Prat to that port with troops, according to dispatches re ceived here from Santiago. The first and second army divisions have been ordered mobilized. as Japan Names Peace Representative. WASHINGTON.—An official dispatch from Japan today announced that Marquis Kinmochi Saionji, former premier, has been redesignated head of the Japanese delegation to the peace conference. President Reads Message Monday. WASHINGTON.—President Wilson will address the new session of con Monday afternoon instead of following the usual custom of delivering gress his addrese the second day of the session. BEER MAKING ENDS IN THE UNITED STATES TONIGHT _ WASHINGTON.—The brewing of beer and other malt beverages will stop at midnight tonight throughout the United States. A special presi dential committee which recommend ed a presidential proclamation pro hibiting the brewing of beer as a war construction measure decided today to make no recommendation to Presi dent Wilson on the suggestion that the praclamation be recinded in view of the armistice having been signed. Banks Do Not Help Much To our disappointment we still find most of the banks in the state of Idaho either actively opposed to the War Sav ings Stamp idea, or simply refusing to help. This is partly because it is a idea and partly because of their preconceived prejudice or notion that it would lessen the savings accounts in the banks. Again let me point out that in England, where thç War Savings idea and the sale of War Savings Stamps new have provided a far larger per cent of the income from government securities, the deposits in savings banks have grown at the same time that hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dolars have gone into the treasury through War Sav ings Stamps. That is a fact, not a the ory. Bankers ought to be able to digest cold hard afets even if they are slow to be interested in_J:he theory, Fla is Bad at Troy. Word comes from Troy that the influenza epidemic is very bad there and that there are about 60 cases in the town and nearby country. It is said that the people have been lulled into a false sense of security by the belief that injections of the anti-in fluenza serum will make them im mune to the contageon. It had been reported that all of the soldiers here were forced to take the serum in jections and the people of Troy are said to have rushed for this pre ventative and many have been deeply disappointed to discover that they took the disease after having the treatment to prevent it. SERGEANT HALLAM WRITES OF THE WAR MOSCOW SOLDIER TELLS HIS PARENTS OF EXCITING SCENES AT THE FRONT Sergeant Glen Hallatn, who is with the 361st infantry of the 91st division in France, wrote October 27 to his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hallam of West Sixth street : the 91st division has won praise the world over for their splendid achieve ments. It is said the 91st division from Camp Lewis is the best trained in all the American army and has done some of the best fighting. The northwest can feel proud of these gallant boys." The 361st company where Glen is stationed has been in the thick of the fight. Glen says, the last of October when he wrote, Old Kaiser Bill seemed to be getting his fill, for they then saw only the Hun prisoners and there were plenty of them. He said it was certainly some exper ience to drop in range of a Hun machine gun and then another test to undergo the sprinkle of artillery. But now after the grand advance, he was back resting, which was certainly well earned, in the opinion of his Moscow friends His parents had not heard from him for three months, and one can imagine how welcome the letter was. Harold Collins and Jack Barnes, two Moscow hoys, are there with the same regiment and he reports them O. K. He and Elmer Roth, another Moscow boy, are probably near each other, but so far they have failed to get together. These boys who have been doing the fighting for us have no time to visit. Glen's brother, Clyde Hallam, has re ceived his commission as lieutenant at Camp Taylor. Kentucky. Glen says the hoys who have not been sent across the pond are just as well off in America, and he will be glad to get home again. As we all know INFLÜENZA VICTIMS IN MOSCOW HELPED ASSOCIATED CHARITIES ASSIST ED SEVEN FAMILIES ON THANKSGIVING DAY Although the associated charities has not asked the public for money for more than two years and has, consequently a very much depleted treasury, it never- he less used what it had on Thanksgi' ing to cheer and brighten the lot of s'wen families whom the influenza has render ed almost desperate. Where the people were too ill to eat substantial food, cus tards, soups and milk were sent. Bread, butter, fresh fruit, cooked meats and some dainties were sent where the phys ician in charge signified a desire to have them sent. One basket was sent afflicted family, and the basket was conveyed by a kind hearted Moscow cit izen, who undertook the long cold drive in his buggy in the snow storm on Thanksgiving morning. With each box was enclosed a little Thanksgiving card for the family and enough paper napkins in holiday designs to go around. CHAIRMAN PENCE CALLS ON IDAHO TO DO HER PART BOISE.—State Chairman Pence of Idaho State Council of Defense, has wired all chairmen of county councils urging necessity of Idaho clearing her record on War Seving Stamps and that these councils get behind the big drive next week which is desig nated Honor Week. State Chairman Pence says: "There is some tendency manifest in certain quarters to doubt necessity of completing War Savings quota. If our honorable record be maintained it is vitally important that this nineteen eighteen War Savings allotment be met fully and the gov ernment needs the money. It is but meeting obligations assumed at the beginning of the year. There are dif ficulties to be overcome but it is im perative that the quota be reached in each county." tt Through 44 You're FIRED! /< ■a o m ur tf i,. a » i « MS \ V, <G (0*yri<M) MANY PEOPLE PATRONIZE FOOT BALL EXCURSION More than 500 tickets were sold for the two excursion trains to Spokane on the Inland electric railroad today. About 75 were Moscow people and the remainder was made up of S. T. C. men and other students of the University of Idaho. The first train left at 7 ;30 and the other a few min utes after 8 o'clock. Each train had five cars and they were well loaded. The trains return this evening, leav ing Spokane at 7 and 7:30 and will reach Moscow between 10 and o'clock. Tickets sold for these trains are good for return up to and includ ing the regular train Monday, Decem ber 2. PS>. FEDERAL COURT IS G. N. LAMPHERE CHOSEN FORE MAN OF GRAND JURY—TRIAL COURT MONDAY Federal court met today for a ses sion which is expected to last 10 days, A grand jury was selected today and has taken up the work of investigation of cases that will be brought before it. George N. Lamphere, publisher of The Daily Star-Mirror and of The Weekly Idaho Post, was elected The grand jury will have a number of cases to consider, among them being several cases of alleged violation of the espionage act. which includes three or ganizers of the nonpartizan league and a well-known pioneer farmer and form er state senator of this county, who was charged with food hoarding and talking against the government. These men have been given preliminary hearings and were bound over to the grand jury. Mbnday the petit jury will be called and! the trial of cases will begin. There are 'several cases carried over from a former term of court which will be brought up for hearing at this term. The sessions are being held in the federal court room of the postoffice building. Federal Court Notes. Members of the federal court from Boise are Judge F. S. Dietrich, U. S. Attorney J. L. McClear, Assistant U. S. Attorney J. R. Smead, Clerk of Court W. D. McReynolds, U. S. Marshal L. C. Jones, U. S. Deputy Marshal C. B. Mosher. Some members of the grand jury from Lewiston are C. A. Blanchard, R. J. White, S. D. White and F. W. Sim mons. Mr. Simmons is superintendent of the schools at Lewiston and food ad ministrator for Nez Perce county. Attorney J. E. Babb and Attorney Clay McNamee of Lewiston are attend ing the session of the federal court. foreman. FRED THERIALT DIED IN ALASKA LAST NIGHT Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stewart received word that their son-in-law, Fred Ther iault, died last night at Anchorage, Al aska, of influenza. He was a civil and he had been in Alaska engineer two years doing railroad work for the government. He was a student of the university and well known i« Moscow. He was was married two years ago to Miss Edna Stewart, who has always lived in Mos cow, until they went to Alaska. Mr. Theriault's parents live at Avery, Idaho. He lost a brother about five weeks «go, who died in Montana of in fluenza. Mrs. Theriault will return to the states with the body. MOSCOW TO GET SOME METROPOLITAN SHOWS Thte Kenworthy theatre has closed contract with the great theatrical firm of Klaw & Erlanger of New York for some of the big shows that firm sending out. The first attraction to come to Moscow will be the great modern hit "Granddady Long Legs," which had such a phenomenal run in New York and plays at the Metropolitan opera house in Seattle. It will make no small towns but Moscow is to be made an exception on account of the university. If the patronage will just ify other shows of a high character will follow this one. MORE AND BETTER POULTRY IN IDAHO! CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE PRO DUCTION OF MORE POULTRY PRODUCTS IN THE STATE An active campaign to increase the quantity and improve the quality of poultry in dlaho is being arranged here by N. E. Luce, government poultry spe cialist for Idaho and Wyoming, and Professor Pren Möore, head of the poultry department of the University of Idaho. A lot of new bulletins are be ing prepared and will be sent out to all applicants. These will be ready before long and will be distributed throught out the state for the benefit of those interested in poultry riasing. The bul letins will contain much valuable in formation for farmers and others who raise poultry. Mr. Luce said : "There has never been a time when the poultry business was of as much importance as now. Prices for eggs I and poultry are higher than ever known and will remain at high levels for a long time. With eggs selling at whole sale at $21 per case, and retailing in San Francisco at 87 1-2 cents and Spo kane at 90 cents, any one can afford to produce eggs and they can be pro duced at a profit if the poultry has the proper care. There has never been a time when care of poultry would bring such large returns as now. "We realize that the raising of poul try is not a business with the average farmer, but is a side line. But it is a side line that can b.e made to bring in a large lot of money if care is given to it and attention is paid to the improve ment of the stock. The average farm er gets a few hens and a few roosters and turns them loose and gives them no further attention. They inbreed and deteriorate. Just a little care would improve the quality of the poultry and increase the output of eggs and cause the production of more eggs when prices are at the highest point." When the bulletins are issued and distributed Professor Moore and Mr. Luce will make a tour of the state, hold ing poultry meetings and arranging with county agents and farm bureaus to take up the work. The campaign will be car ried on in southern Idaho and then in Northern Idah*. They will take the state by counties and hope to organize each county for the purpose of increas ing the output of all kinds of poultry and improving the quality of the prod uct. Already seven county leaders in Idaho have taken up the work and are getting results. The work by the county agents is to be carried on under the supervision of the state and federal bur eaus. Mr. Luce paid a high compli ment to Professor Moore and the poul try industry of the University of Idaho, saying they are not excelled for effic iency in the west. SUCCEEDS M. F. REED FORMER UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO MAN FOLLOWS MILES REED WHO DIED FRIDAY Norman B. Adkinson has been ap pointed president protem of the Idaho Technical college at Pocatello, by Dr. E. A. Bryan, state commissioner of education. So states a telegram re ceived Tuesday from Pocatello. The presidency of the technical col lege was made vacant by the sudden death of President Miles F. Reed, which occurred last Thursday. The message further stated that the ap pointment may be permanent at the coming session of the state board of education. Professor Adkinson is practically an Idaho county product, and received his early education in the local schools. He is a graduate of the state university at Moscow and has spent a number of years in educational work and later years specializing in chemistry, of which department in the technical college he was the head. —Grangeville Globe. Next Bonds May Be Large There is reason to believe that there will he in the next Liberty Bond issue no bonds of small denominations. We were promised that this would be the case in the Fourth Liberty Bond drive, but the matter was not agreed upon in time. Furthermore, there is good rea son to believe, although we have not yet had official announcement to that effect, that the Liberty Bonds of next will be made attractive to the spring big buyer in one of several possible ways, to such a degree that it will not be necessary to bring pressure to bear on the person who would not otherwise want to buy bonds. This would mean that the bond issue would be absorbed chiefly through the large individual, cor poration and statte channels. Mrs. Oberg Entertains. Mrs. Frank Oberg entertained at dinner today in honor of Miss Ruth Johnson, of Granville, Ill., and her friend, Miss Edna Grimsguard of Minnesota, was former pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church of Moscow. Those present were; Miss Johnson, Miss Grimsraad, Miss Hilma Olson, Miss Amy Sandelius, Miss Elizabeth San delius, Miss Viola Oberg, Mrs. Carl Nelson and Mr. Frank Oberg. Miss Johnson's father IMOSGOW PEOPLE ASKED FOR HELP DESTITUTE FAMILY NEEDS AS SISTANCE DURING SICKNESS OF THE MOTHER All the suffering and misery that is worthy of attention is not across the Atlantic ocean in the war zone, as is demonstrated by the unfortunate condition in which a number of fam ilies in Moscow find themselves after suffering from illness, and other mis fortunes. One case in particular will appeal to the mothers whose kiddies are just outgrowing their first or second outfits of clothing. A new born baby of unusual size, is in dire need of two or three nightgowns, six or eight extra diapers, dresses of the first length, shirts of the second size, and numerous other articles which its parents have not been able to pro vide to keep it comfortable through the winter. In the same family a two-year old boy needs rompers and would appreciate the gift of several other articles of wearing apparel. His four-year old brother is also short of clothing. Underwear, stockings, shoes and outside clothing are, in short, needed for these three little citizens. The mother, who is very ill of influ enza, would be much more comfort able during convalescence if she had given to her a warm bath robe or kimona and bed room slippers, num ber five. Any one who wishes to donate any or all of these articles either from the discarded clothes bag at home or new from the store may call Phone 88 this evening or tomorrow morn ing. The articles will be promptly delivered at the home where illness has cut off the father's income and where the mother will be unable for several weeks to do anything for her children. ADVISES KEEPING CHILDREN AT HOME DR. ADAIR ASKS PARENTS TO KEEP CHILDREN FROM ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS Permission was today granted the churches of Moscow to hold Sunday school for adults but not for child ren tomorrow. The regular church services will be held. Dr. Adair, city health officer, has issued an appeal to parents to keep school children, who are not permitted to attend public or Sunday school from all gatherings, including picture shows. He says there are many new cases, including four families with children of school age in Moscow, who have developed the disease" in the past few days. The disease is spreading through A farmer near Viola, who has a fam ily of 11, came to town one day this week with two of his children and now five members of the family have the disease. Dr. Adair says that taken as a whole conditions show gratifying improvement in Moscow and vicinty and that with care being used next week he believes that the ban can be lifted by a week from Monday. There is one new case re ported in university circles. IN FORMER MOSCOW GIRL HAS RESPONSIBLE POSITION Major F, A. Pittcnger writes that Miss Hazel Morrow, a Boise Red Cross nurse, is in charge of one of the new temporary hospitals at Camp Funsten and that her only help is corps men,, there being no more women nurses to spare. He reports that she is doing a wonderful work. Miss Morrow is well known in Mos cow where she formerly attended the University of Idaho, graduating several years ago. Camp Funsten is in Kansas. Sunday School for Adults The health officers have consented to the churches holding Sunday school for adults tomorrow but not for children. The Sunday scho 1 serv ices for grown people will be held at the regular hours in all of the church es. The influenza situation is be lieved to be improving but much care is needed to prevent a recurrence of the disease, which has broken out in bad form in manv towns where the quarantine was lifted and all restric tions were suspended for a time. In these places it has been found neces sary to again enforce a rigid quar antine. W. S. S. to Be Continued. War Savings Stamps will be con- tinued not only next year, but in all probability for years to come, and the savings idea will be pushed because the government believes, as do most of us individuals, that it is of the utmost imnortance in inculcating and encour- aging and perpetuating habits of saving on the part of individuals and families, who would otherwise drift along spend- ing their entire incomes. -Ml Fred Berry Visits Sisters, Fred Berry of Clarkston is in Mos cow, the guest of his sisters, Mrs. B. E. Rugg and Miss Fern Berry. Mr. Berry has just been discharged from the navy after having made seven trips across the ocean to France with trans ports loaded with American troops. He will make his home at Clarkston.