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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.
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
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.
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
his addrese the second day of the session.
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
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 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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
two years doing railroad work for the
He was a student of the university and
well known i« Moscow. He 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.

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