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_ MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1918 _ BILL MOhENZOLLERN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE VOLUME VIII NUMBER 62 Former Emperor William, of Germany, is reported to have attempted to kill himself this morning, but unfortunately was prevented from doing so. Thomas R. Marshal, vice-president, presided today at the weekly cabinet , meeting, acting upon the request of President Wilson that he do so. The re quest was received by wireless. Twenty six hundred American prisoners were released from German prisons yesterday and several hundred more were released today and will be sent to join their comrades from whom they were separated during the hardest part of the fighting. Coblenz, Germany, is today under martial law, with the American soldiers in complete command of the situation. The municipal authorities are co operating with them. President Wilson is reported to have sent a wireless message to German officials in reply to an invitation to visit Germany, declining the invitation until Germany "shows by long years of repentance for her crimes, that she is sincere." The American army of occupation in Germany has reached the Rhine river and is taking up permanent positions to hold the territory until the final peace treaty is signed. cThe cable and telegraphic reports received today follow: Former Kaiser Attempts Suicide. LONDON.—William Hohenzollern ,former German emperor, has attempted suicide following a period of mental depression, according to the Leipsic Tageblatt, quoted in a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. The former emperor's retinue who prevented the suicide received a wound, it is said. Wilson Tells Germans "Where to Head In." PARIS.—According to a wireless dispatch from the George Washington, says Marcel Hutin, in the Echo de Paris, President Wilson, when informed Premier Ebert and Foreign Secretary Haase, of the Berlin government, and Premier Eisner, of Bavaria,, are about to make an effort to get him to visit Germany, replied: "Only by long years of repentance can Germany atone for her crimes and show her sincerity. No true American can think of visiting Germany unless forced to do so by strict official obligations. That is to say I decline in advance to consider any suggestion of this kind." American Prisoners Are Released. BERLIN, Monday.—(By Associated Press.)—Twenty-six hundred Ameri can prisoners of war interned in Camp Rastatt left there yesterday and today for Switzerland. Two hundred other Americans who have been scattered in various German camps are leaving via Holland and Denmark. It is expected the last Americans will be out of German camps by the middle of the week. President Sees Sham Submarine Battle. ABOARD THE GEORGE WASHINGTON, Monday.—(By Wireless to As sociated Press.)—President Wilson stood on the bridge of the George Wash ington this afternoon and saw United States destroyers stage a thrilling demonstration of repulsing a submarine raid. The George Washington will pass into the Azores tomorrow morning and turn northward on the last leg of the voyage. There will be no stop at the Azores. Marshal Acting President Today. WASHINGTON.—Vice-president Marshal was asked by President Wilson in a wireless message today to preside at the usual Tuesday cabinet meeting at the White House. Mr. Marshal took the chair when the cabinet assembled later in the day and explained that he acted informally and unofficially in deference to the desires of the president and cabinet members. "War Cabinet" May Attend Conference. WASHINGTON.—The industrial members of President Wilson's "war cabinet" which met at the White House every Wednesday during the United States' participation in the war, will join President Wilson as a unit in Paris and act as his advisor to the peace conference in Europe in economic and industrial reconstruction problems affecting the world's peace. Americans Policing Coblenz. COBLENZ, Sunday.—(By Associated Press.)—Coblenz is tonight under complete military control of Americans with the municipal authorities co operating. American Forces Reach the Rhine. WASHINGTON.—American army of occupation marching into Germany has reached the Rhine from Rolandeseck to Brohl. General Pershing re ported this under last night's date. American Soldiers Reach New York. NEW YORK.—Bringing 2,450 American soldiers the British transport, Em press of Britain, arrived here today after a stormy voyage. (The Empress is many days overdue and there was much uneasiness about her until it was learned that she had put in at Azores to escape a fearful storm and had remained until it abated.) Seven Loaded Transports Coming. WASHINGTON.—The sailing of seven additional transports with 52 of ficers and 3,000 men was announced today by the war department. Six sailed December 6 and the other a day later. . RED CROSS 001 TO BEGIN MONDAY THREE BOOTHS TO BE OPENED TO RECEIVE MEMBERSHIPS FOR NEXT YEAR On Monday next there will be set up three booths for the receiving of mem bership dues of one dollar each for the annual roll. call of the American Red Cross, These booths will be located in the postoffice, in'Veatch Realty com pany's office on Main street, and at the university. The public is earnestly urged to renew membership on the first day of the drive. The demands made upon the Red Cross next year will be enormous, erican Red Cross is about to embark upon undertakings vast in scope and sacred in purpose. The obligations to millions of soldiers and sailors, and the deepended obligations to all the allies will call next year for tremendous en ergy, broad wisdom, profound humanity, and a great sum of money with which to carry on the humanitarian work that has been planned. The spiritual aspect of the American Red Cross should be manifest this year as never before, and it can be made manifest only through the most spontaneous and complete re to Christmas roll call. The Am sponse Moscow and Latah county are counted ready now to help the nation reach the goal of universal membership. Every American in this county is invited to be member of the Red Cross during come a • *> the week preceding Christmas. The American people have a chance to make to the year 1919 a Christmas gift of the first magnitude if they will, through joining the Red Cross Christ roll call at this Yule-tide season, mas proclaim to the world their moral and " spiritual support of the achievement of freedom for the human race. It will be stimulating and thrilling to American citizens to have a part in ma king that Christmas gift to the universe, and the slogan of universal membership will catch the heart and imagination of the American public. SPOKANE SELLS TROUT AT EIGHT CENTS A POUND SPOKANE.—Speckled trout from the state hatcheries will be on sale today at 8 cents a pound at the municipal stand in the Westlake public market. Word was received yesterday by Commissioner Fleming from State Fish Commissioner Darwin saying that the fish had been shipped to arrive today in Spokane. Salmon from coast hatcheries is still be ing sold at 10 cents a pound. A pian for selling jack rabbits from the Big Bend is also under consideration, Com missioner Fleming stated. Dutch Roil Belgians. PARIS. — There is much feeling against Holland in Belgium because of the attitude of the Dutch government in permitting armed German soldiers to pass through the Dutch province of Lim burg, according to a dispatch from Brus sels. The Belgians are said to be indignant that Belgian automobiles interned in Holland were used by the Dutch author ities in carrying the former German crown prince and his suite when he fled to Holland. Has Fifteen Children. An error was made in the report pub- lished in The Sta-Mirror a few days ago about the baby born to Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Luvaas. The statement was made that the child was the fourteenth born to the couple. This is an error and robbed them of one child. The baby born last week is the fifteenth and four- teen of them are living. -K—; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mclntire and son, of Galata, Mont., are visiting Mrs. Mclntire 's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Van de Vanter of Joel. TO STABLIZE HOG PRICES IN VARIOUS U. S. MARKETS CHICAGO.—Extensive changes in the average hog prices at various livestock centers has been undertaken by the United States food administration stabil ization and control committee. At a committee meeting I CM here today it was announced that the average price at Pittsburgh, for example, hereafter will be $17.65, as against $17.80, the prevailing price lately. Stop Chicago Shipments. WASHINGTON. — The railroad ad ministration today authorized an em bargo on hog shipments to the United stock yards at Chicago until Thursday, until which time the supply on hand and in transit will keep them busy. IBS SIXTEEN KILLED IN BERLIN RIOTS CLASH OF DESERTERS AND SOL DIERS RESULTS IN KILLING WOMEN AND CHILDREN BERLIN.—The clash between gov ernment troops and the followers of the Spartacus or radical group re sulted in from 12 to 16 persons being killed, according to various reports. The number of wounded is not expect ed to exceed 50. Severel girls who were passengers on a streetcar were among those killed. It appears that the audience from one of the three meetings of desert ers from the army was marching northward in Chaussee strasse to join the audience from a meeting held in a hall further north. The Fusilier Guards were drawn up at the inter section of Invaliden strasse, and the commander warned the people to dis perse. The marchers were crying, "Forward, the soldiers won't shoot their comrades." The marchers tried to pierce the line whereupon the or der to fire was given. Besides the wounded several were badly hurt rushing through broken show win dows seeking cover. Storm Editorial Rooms. A group of soldiers stormed the editorial rooms of Karl Liebknecht's newspaper and attempted to destroy the plant. Frustrated in their raid on the newspaper office by government orders, the soldiers then attempted to arrest the members of the executive committee of the soldiers and work men's council, the soldiers apparently laboring under the misapprehension ordered the government to make the arrests. This occurred at the same hour as the clash between the government troops and the Spartacus insurgents. The executive committee was holding a meeting in the former Prussian house of deputies. The chamber was invaded by the armed forces and a de mand for the surrender of the council of 28 in the name of the Ebert-Haase government. People's Commissioner Barth, who also is a member of the committee, faced the invaders with a challenge for their authority. Detain Insurgent Leaders. Meanwhile inquiry was made at government headquarters and result ed in the detention of the leaders of the insurgent forces who armed with hand weapons and flame throwers, for the purpose of estab lishing responsibility for the at tempted revolution. It developed that the men had been invited by unat tached officers to meet at a given, hour at the Brandenberg gate for the purpose of raiding and overthrowing the soldiers' and workmen's commit tee, as such action, they were told, was demanded in the interests of the Ebert-Haase government, and fur thermore, that it was certain to meet with public approval. The raid proved a complete fiasco, as did also a similar attempt an hour later, which apparently was planned by Dr. Liebknecht's followers, as it announced at their meeting. were was MOTOR PARTY HAD A CLOSE CALL SATURDAY NIGHT LEWISTON, Idaho.—While return ing from a football game at Moscow Saturday evening an automobile driven by Kenneth Beach and carry ing Homer Lipps, Joe Whitcomb, Sam Skillern, Miss Stella Hendershot, Miss Grace Vogelson and Miss Elizabeth Skellern, went off the grade at the top of the Lewiston hill and turned over twice. The occupants escaped without serious injury. The accident was caused by fog, which caused Mr. Beach to miscalcu- late the turn. - ,, . - Mac Bailey Coming Home. Howard David has received a letter from Mr. Mac Bailey, well known in Moscow, who says he expects to be home for Christmas dinner. Mr. Bailey is with a machine gun company and was ready to sail for France two days before the armistice was signed, when the order was countermanded and the company was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. - Dr, Dodd is "Overseas." The Star-Mirror today received one of the official cards issued by the war de partment for Americans who are sent across the ocean. The card says : "The ship on which I sailed has arrived safely It is signed by Dr. John A. Dodd, well-known Moscow' physician, who has been sent to base hospital No. 100 . overseas. K. T. Myklebust of Troy was in Moscow yesterday. He reports his and Ms brother's family all recover ing from the influenza. SHALL HOMES BE SUGGESTION THAT INFLUENZA CASES BE CLOSELY QUARAN TINED AT HOME The question of what shall be done to stop the influenza is agitating the people of the entire United States. The sug gestion often made that the quarantine has been worked "backwards" and that, instead of closing schools and all public gatherings, the cases of influenza should be quarantined in the homes has fre quently been made, but has not been accepted any place. If it were smallpox, or any other contageous disease that were raging and taking hundreds of thou sands. of lives, the business houses and public meetings would not be closed, but those having the disease would be quar antined in their homes. The following suggestion by the Rev. W. H. Bridge, rector of St. Mark's Episcopal church, is a timely one and is worth considering. It follows : "Moscow. Idaho. Monday night. "Dea Sir : Is it too late in the day to suggest, what to many people is obvious common sense, in this 'flu' treatment— namely, the quarantining of the houses in which a case is developed? Is there not at least a little sense in the sugges tion that the whole blessed household should be placarded? Easier and saner, surely to shut up the few who have it or are in necessary contact with it, than the masses who haven't got it. Seems so. "Yours, "W. H. BRIDGE." That this method has proved success ful in other places is shown by the fol lowing dispatch from Great Falls, Mont., where the number of new cases dropped from 100 to 1, daily, in less than a week after the quarantine of the afflicted homes began. The story is told in the following Associated Press dispatch ; "GREAT FALLS, Mont.—One week ago yesterday the city board of health and a committee from the Merchants' club and the Merchants' association join ed with the county board and planned a campaign to check the influenza. There were about 100 cases being reported daily by the doctors then. Today there was just one case of influenza reported and every doctor was heard from. The plan adopted was to quarantine every case at the source, placard the house and keep the case in i>ntil released by a physician's order. Physicians were required to give the address of every case. The slump started and Friday the number fell to 20 with one today." Close Whitman County Schools. PULLMAN, Wash.—All the schools of Whitman county will close tomorrow and remain closed until the influenza situation is under complete control. Orders to this effect were issued this afternoon by the county school superin tendent following a conference with the state superintendent. The pupils will he apprised of the order tomorrow morning and wdll be immediately dismissed. The influenza situation in Pullman, while still menacing, is not considered alarming, but the orders of the county superintendent will be followed to the letter. Health Officer Issues Order. COLFAX, Wash,—Due to the increase in the number of influenza cases all schools of Whitman county have been ordered closed indefinitely by County Physician R. J. Skaife. Kititas County (Wash.) Closed. ELLENSBURG. Wash.—All schools, éhurches, dances, poolrooms, card tables, theaters, all places of amusement and all social gatherings in Kittitas county were closed at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon by the county board of health. The rea for the action is because of the son breaking out of scarlet fever and small pox, as well as the number of cases of influenza. The exact number of cases of any one of the diseases is not known, as Dr. H. J. Felch, county physician, stated that the doctors had not time to report cases, as they were working night and day caring for the sick. Three cases of scarlet fever are report ed, two in the Kittitas schools and one in Denmark district, the latter patient being stricken in school, exposing many of the patients. The two in Kittitas had been in regular attendance when they were taken ill. There are three or four cases of small pox in Ellensburg, and the influenza has never been so prevalent, according to Dr. Felch. There are more cases by far than when the county was quarantined previously. A number of these are serious. There are many who have urged closing the schools before this and others have op posed it. but the seriousness of the situa tion made the county health board take action when scarlet fever was reported. P" 1 SCHOOL CHILDREN PICK SHATTERED BEANS The school children of district No. 42 on Little Bear ridge, near Troy, in the midst of the "bean belt." have devised a novel method of assisting the Red Cross or charity. During recess and noon the children go into the bean fields near the school house and pick up beans that shattered out when the crop was harvested. They have already gathered 15 pounds and want to give them to charity or to the Red Cross. They offer them to "any needy widow or family" or to the Red Cross. The children ex pect to keep up the work until snow comes or the beans are all gathered. Picking up beans in the stubble, one bean at a time, is tedious work, but the chil dren enjoy it. T. F. Kablcr is the teach er of this school. ++++♦♦♦♦♦+++♦+++ + LYNCH NEGRO IN BROAD DAYLIGHT IN W YOMING * t + + + 4* GREEN RIVER, Wyoming, ♦ + 1:47 p. m.—James Woodson, a + ♦ negro, was taken from the jail + here this afternoon by a mob of 4 4* 500 men, mostly railroad em- 4" 4* ployes, and lynched. 4* The negro, this morning; shot 4* 4* and killed a railroad switchman + ♦ and wounded another man. Railroad men heard the negro 4* 4« make an insulting remark about 4* 4* a white woman employed in the ♦ 4- station restaurant and a fight 4» 4 1 ensued. 4 + 4* 4* LIBERTY BONOS INTERESTING FACTS CONCERN ING THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN CAMPAIGN The advertising and publicity cam paign for the fourth Liberty loan was the greatest ever put on in a single month in the west, according to a compilation just made from reports of state chairmen of the seven states of the Twelfth Fed eral Reserve district. The record dis tribution of the loryi is considered large ly one of the results of this comprehen sive campaign, as well as the total sub scription which is practically double that of any former loan. In addition to oversubscribing the dis trict quota by IS per cent, citizens of the Twelfth district contributed more than a half million dollars to put through the advertising campaign planned by George A. Van Smith, manager of publicity for the second, third and fourth loans. With this money more than 5.000 advertising pages were paid for in the newspapers of the district. These pages were sent out in mat or plate form by the San Francisco office. The preference of newspapers and committees of the district for advertising copy prepared by the general publicity committee in San Francisco over copy prepared by national headquarters is shown by the use of three and one-half times as many pages of district copy as national copy. Both displays were sub mitted on the same basis. According to the reports. President Wilson is shown to be the best ad writer or the most popular subject. Full pages carrying his Liberty loan statement were used more times than any other adver tisement. The President Abraham Lin coln page was second. This copy carried a likeness of the immortal Lincoln with the phrase "That these dead shall not have died in vain," and the drawing showed Americans at a Hun barb-wire entanglement. Copy making use of the Stars and Stripes was third in popular ity, while the prize winner of the dis trict advertising contest was fourth. Atrocity copy was sixth. San Francisco newspapers are believed to have given the loan more publicity than any city of the district and Van Smith feels assured that the record of 21,550 inches has.not been exceeded by any city in the United States in propor tion to size or the number of newspapers. SEILS 10 BE GIVEIi WITH MEMBERSHIP AMERICAN-REDCRQSSj * </î x r+ ü > 2 "O P S, W ■< <2 c o 2 m m •jgffi >\ 73 C 1 * 3 * 1 • The attractive cut just above is a reproduction of the Red Cross Christ mas seals which will be issued f»ee this year to every person who an swers to the Christmas roll call by paying the dollar membership fee. Ten of these very pretty and signifi cant seals will be given out with every Red Cross receipt and every Red Cross button, asked to paste the seals on the backs of letters and on Christmas packages in order to carry everywhere the gos pel of the fight to be waged against tuberculosis. After it was discovered by army and navy statistics that literally hun dreds of thousands of young men are afflicted with the great white plague, the Red Cross decided to undertake as pne of its principal tasks this year, tha'Stamping out of the disease which annually unfits for life so large a part of America's greatest resources—her young rrfen. Heretofore the seals have been sold independently of the Red Cross membership, gets the seals fr«e when they join the summons to the great comrade ship of the Red Cross Christmas roll call for universal membership. The members are This year the public i INSANE MAN RUNS : AMUCK AT LEWISTON j SERIOUSLY TWO WOUNDED MEN BEFORE SHOT DOWN BY OFFICERS LAST NIGHT LEWISTON. — James Simmons, aa elderly and one-armed resident of the sandbar section, is at the St. Joseph hos pital suffering from serious wounds in flicted by a knife and brick in the hands of George F. Ruh, an insane man, who was shot by the officers when he at tacked O. Urban, a bystander, with a, knife when he leaped from the Simmons cabin window after the building had been surrounded by the officers. Ruh is at the St. Joseph hospital with a bullet through his body, the bullet having entered the right side near the center of the body and passed to the back and out of the body on the left side. Both Sim mons and Ruh were attended by Dr. J. B. Morris, who stated both men had a fair chance of recovery, but the extent of the wounds cannot be fully determined for 36 hours. Ruh resided in a cabin about 75 feet from the Simmons home. He appeared at the Simmons home about 6 o'clock last night and asked Simmons to pre pare a cup of coffee, stating he was willing to pay for the service. Simmons replied he would gladly prepare the cof fee but would accept no payment. Ruh then made the murderous attack with a large butcher knife. Chief of Police James R. Lydon was called to the Simmons home about 6 o'clock in the evening, the report reach ing the police station being that an in sane man had attempted to kill Simmons. Chief Lydon was accompanied by John Wilks and when he reached the Sim mons place he knocked on the door while Mr. Wilks stood near a window. A voice from the inside invited Chief Ly don to step in and he was opening the door when Mr. Wilks looked through the window and saw Ruth standing be hind the door with an upraised butcher knife. The invitation to enter had been extended by Simmons, who was lying on the floor, and Wilks saw Ruh stamp upon Simmons' head before he took his position behind the door with the up raised knife. Mr. Wilks called to Chief Lydon to look out, as there was a man behind the door with an upraised knife. Chief Lydon then took a position to watch the door and windows and sent Mr. Wilks to summon assistance. Fire Chief Pierstorf first appeared and when the situation was surveyed, he summon ed assistance from the sheriff's office and Deputies John Gertje and Harry Lydon responded. The windows were then broken in and Ruh was ordered to surrender at the point of a gun, but he looked blankly at the officer and remained in a crouching position on a chair with the butcher knife held with both hands. The officers spent fully thirty minutes in endeavoring to attract the attention of Ruh to one win dow while others could enter from be hind. but their efforts were unsuccessful. Harry Lydon then attempted to enter a window, when with a rush Ruh leaped past him and ran around the cabin with the officers in pursuit. Ruh had reached a point about forty feet from the cabin when he encountered Urban and made two slashes at Urban's throat when the officers arrived. He was grasping Ur ban about the shoulders with the knife raised high in the air when the officers fired and Ruh reeled and fell. Ruh talked quite freely with Dr. Mor ris at the hospital but did not appear to have any recollection of having been in any trouble. He said he and Simmons had not had trouble, that he hardly knew Simmons but had seen him several times. He said he did not know that he had assaulted Simmons. OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT IN INFLUENZA CASES Dr. W. M. Hatfield, local osteopath, who has been doing a great deal of work in the influenza epidemic, claims to have not lost a case under his treatment and to have had many cases since the epi demic struck Moscow. Dr. Hatfield showed the writer a report of an osteo path physician in Chicago who has treat ed 106 cases of influenza and 27 cases of pneumonia during the epidemic there, without a single death. Dr. Hatfield, like every other doctor in Moscow, has been working hard since the influenza first struck Moscow. Few will ever know of the great work done by Moscow physicians in this trying period. * CONDITIONS AT KENDRICK SHOW MUCH IMPROVEMENT Dr. J. J. Herrington returned today from Kendrick where he has had charge of the influenza situation during the ill ness of Dr. Rothwell, the local physician, who is getting better and is now able to sit up a little while at a time. Dr. Herrington had so«ic eases here that needed his attention came up this forenoon, but will go ftsric to Kendrick tonight. He expects to be there a week or 10 days, until Dr. Rothwell gets able to care for his patients, w'hen Dr. Her rington will return to Moscow to remain permanently. ■ W Congress to Investigate. Investigations of the National Security league of New York and similar organizations and their alleged charges affecting the loyalty of members of congress made during the last political campaign, was ordered to day by the house without a record vote. Seven representatives were named by Speaker Clark to conduct the inquiry. WASHINGTON.