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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1918 NUMBER 67 W. MOHENZOLLERN ASKED TO LEAVE HOLLAND William Hohenzollern, former emperor of Germany, has been requested by Holland to leave that country but declines to do so. He is still playing Shakespeare's role of the "Unbidden and unwelcome guest." President Paes, of Portugal, who escaped the bullet of an attempted assas sin but two weeks ago, was assassinated last Saturday night while waiting to take a train at midnight. The assassin was lynched. Poland has severed relations with Germany, leaving that country holding diplomatic relations with only a very few small nations. President Wilson spent Sunday in Paris, attending church and placing a wreath on the tomb of Lafayette, who gave such substantial help to the United States in her days of trouble during the revolutionary war. Today he delivered an address in Paris. Spain is in a turmoil and threatened with revolution. Spain is the only neutral country in the world which favored Germany throughout the entire war, due, probably to her inability to forget the little unpleasantness she had with the United States 20 years ago. Following are the telegraphic and cable reports received today: Former Kaiser has Nowhere to Go. â AMSTERDAM.—William Hohenzollern, former German emperor, the Telegraf says it understands, has refused to leave Holland after official representations had been made to him that his continued presence in Hol land is likely to involve that country in serious difficulties. President of Portugal Assassinated. LONDON.—Dr. Sidonio Paes, president of Portugal, was shot and killed by an assassin shortly before midnight, Saturday, while he was in a railway station at Lisbon, waiting for a train to Oporto. Advices from Lisbon re porting the assassination say that he was struck by three bullets. President Paes died within a few minutes after he was shot. The president's assailant, named Jeetne, was killed by the crowd. LISBON, Monday.—The body of Dr. Sidonio Paes, president of Portugal, who was assassinated Saturday night by a man named Jeetne, was taken to day to the Belem Palace to await funeral ceremonies. Meanwhile the Portugese government is continuing in office under Onsario Castro, minister of justice. Both chambers of parliament have been moned to discuss a successor to the presidency. Poland Recalls Consuls. AMSTERDAM.—Poland has severed diplomatic relations with Germany according to a telegram received in Berlin from Warsaw. Sailors Demand Control of Marine. COPENHAGEN.—Control of the merchant marine is demanded by the Hamburg sailors' council, according to a Berlin dispatch to the Berlinske Tidende, here. The council threatens to sink all ships if the demand is not met and insists that the financing be borne by the ships' owners. Spain Again in a Turmoil. MADRID.—Premier Romanonez, after a cabinet meeting called to con sider the serious outbreak in Catalonia, has issued a note declaring the king has been asked to sign a decree suspending parliament. President Wilson Spoke In Paris Today. PARIS.—President Wilson delivered an address today in the city hall where ceremonies had been arranged. He replied to the greetings extended him and expressed sympathy of the United States for the suffering of France during the war. He said: "When l|he United States entered the war because they were moved by the conviction that the purposes of the central and must be resisted by men everywhere who loved liberty V sum * therefore they entered not only powers was wrong . . and right, but also because of the illicit ambitions they were entertaining and attempting to realize had led to practices which moved our hearts as much they offended our principles. Our resolution was formed because we know how profoundly great the moved also with our reso as principles of right were affected but our army lution." Americans in Control of German District. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY OF OCCUPATION, Saturday.—(By As sociated Press.)—Men in German military uniforms will not be allowed within the American area of occupation after December 15, unless they. are on duty and then must be provided with written permission of the American to a proclamation by Colonel J. C. Rhea, chairman of the American " bridgehead commission. Assemblage for political discussion is prohibited unless sanctioned by the American military authorities. civilians have been ordered to surrender firearms to the proper German -authorities. More Loaded Transports Are Coming. WASHINGTON.—The war department announced today the sailing from of the transports Manchuria, Persia Maru, Carilla and Nansemond France with returning American troops. Aboard the Manchuria are the 116th and 117th field artillery, headquarters of the 56th field artillery, 106th ammunition train, headquarters of the 62nd infantry brigade and the training cadets from the 31st division, and 966 sick and wounded. 40,440 More Casualty Reports Coming. WASHINGTON.—General Pershing cabled the war department today that practically complete reports of deaths in action among the expeditionary should reach the department by December 20; severely wounded, by and said the number of unreported casualties in process of central records offiie of the expeditionary forces on De Killed in action, 390; died of forces December 27 verification at cember 14, were 40,440, divided as follows: wounds, 275; died of disease, 353; accidentally killey, 61; severely wounded in action, 39,371.__——— == ==^^==^=== FOURTEEN GR1GH INFLUENZA AT DANCE CITY HEALTH OFFICER TELLS OF DANGERS FROM CHRIST MAS FESTIVITIES Dr. W. A. Adair, city health of ficer, issues a warning against hav ing parties and dances during Die Christmas week and tells of an in stance where every one of 14 attend ants at a party in a neighboring town caught the influenza from one young man. Dr. Adair says no new cases have been reported to him by local doctors since last Friday. He had had no official notice of the disease being in the Hall and Moore homes as they had not been reported to him. Dr. Adair said: "As the holiday season draws near with all its gaieties, I must ask the public to be very careful, not only for the sake of your own family gather ings but for others as well. I have been asked by a number already for the privilege of having a small party or dance and wish to submit the fol lowing for your consideration, which I obtained from a reliable citizen of of our neighboring cities: 'A short time ago a young lady of our city gave a party to fourteen of her friends, and dancing and games were participated in. One of the young men was not feeling well and She was the wife of Charles A. But ■one later proved to have been in the first stages of the influenza. In a short time every one of the fourteen guests came down with the disease.' "This we have as another example of how dangerous it is to assemble with indoor crowds, as there is nearly always a possibility of some one be ing present who thinks he has just a bad cold, but which may prove very serious to those exposed." WIFE OF BANKER LEAVES HUS BAND AND YOUNG DAUGHTER —INFLUENZA VICTIM Mrs. Katherine Button, age 29, died at her home in Uniontown yesterday of pneumonia following the influenza, ton, cashier of the Farmers State bank of that place, who is a brother of W. H. Button, stock broker, of Spokane, and a niece of the late Joseph Scott, publisher of the Press at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She is sur vived by a husband, a daughter, age 2, and her aunt, Mrs. Scott. Mrs. Button was graduated from the Coeur d'Alene high school and from the state normal school at Lew iston and taught in the schools of Coeur d'Alene up to the time of her marriage. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Smith & Co., at 2 p. m., to morrow, the Rev. Sherman L. Divine officiating. ♦ WINTER WHEAT ACREAGE ♦ 1 BREAKS ALL RECORDS + | - * ♦ WASHINGTON.—The largest ♦ ♦ winter wheat crop ever grown + + in the history of the United 4* ♦ is promised by the enormous 4* ♦ acreage sown this fall. Almost ♦ + 16 per cent larger than last + + year's acreage the total is given * ♦ at 49,027,000 acres. ♦ The department of agriculture * ♦ today pronounced the condition + ♦ of the crop at 98.5 per cent of ♦ | ♦ normal. A crop of 765,000,000 ♦ ' ♦ bushels, which is 80,000,000 * J ♦ bushels more than the best rec- * ♦ ord of the United States to date, * ♦ is forecast for next year, allow- * 4* ing for winter killing. + + + + + + + + + RED GROSS DRIVE IS IN FULL SWING ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR DID NOT WAIT FOR DRIVE TO OPEN—EVERYONE JOINS The big Red Cross membership drive opened in Moscow this morning with a rush. Three booths were es tablished, one in the post office with Mrs. W. F. Morgareidge and Mrs. I. N. Clarke in charge; one at the Veatch Realty company's office, with Mrs. Jay Woodworth and Mrs. J. A. McDaniels in charge and one at the University of Idaho, in charge of Mrs. E. J. Iddings and Miss Taylor. There was a rush of Moscow people to be the first to join. When the booth opened in the post office half a dozen men rushed up and wanted to be the first to register, but they were disappointed as 104 had joined last week, paying their money to Chairman Simpson, who is in charge of the drive, during the week before the drive opened. There is to be no siliciting until the last of the week. The newspapers have given wide publicity to the drive, told where the booths are located and announced that a "100 per cent mem bership" is asked in Latah county Nearly every one is taking member ship for each member of the family. G. B. Green took seven memberships and L. F. Parsons took five early this The women in charge of morning. the booths have worked hard and dili gently since the booths opened this and noon several hundred 1 names had been written on the "roll of honor." Notes of the Drive. If any citizen had a lingering doubt to the popularity of the Red Cross, that doubt must have met its fate to day when the three booths were opened for the enrollment of new and old mem bers for the Red Cross Christmas Roll cal!. Busier people than those in charge of the booths would be difficult to imagine, and the signatures to the official list of members are already covering many pages. If the next few days of enrollment week maintain the record of the first day there will be little doubt that Mos will achieve the goal set by the national Red Cross universal member ship. It is believed that $800 will have been taken in at the three booths when they close tonight. Up .to noon the post office booth had taken in more than $200, the one at Veatch's office $150 and the one at the University had $104. There was a change of attendants at Mrs. Edgar C. Steele and Mrs. Charles Clark took charge of the booth in the postoffice. Mrs. Nisbet and Mrs. Howard David took charge of the booth in Veatch's office and Mrs. E. M. Hulme and the Misses Tavey and Jones took charge of the university booth. cow noon. H. O, HOUGEN'S WILL IS FILED FOR PROBATE The will of the late H. O. Hougen, who died at Gig Harbor. Wash., re cently was filed for record in the office of Probate Judge Nelson today. The will disposes of 480 acres of land in the East Cove district in Latah coun ty, a short distance from Palouse, Wash. The widow is given a life interest in the estate and at her death the pioperty is to be divided equally between the eight children of deceased. The estate is invoiced at $45,800. C. J. Orland is attorney for the estate. Mr. Hougen was well known in Latah county, having been a resident here since 1905. was 74 years old at the time of his death. He Espionage Convictions Wrong. WASHINGTON—Upon motion of the government which admitted con victions in lower courts were wrong, the supreme court today set aside the convictions of Emanuel Baltzer, Wil lian J. Hood and 26 other defend ants, residents of South Dakota under the espionage act in 1917 and ordered a new trial. Ed. Howell, prominent farmer living in Latah county just across the line from Palouse, was in town today to pay taxes. Pie came by train. A notable meeting was that of the presidents of the two leading republics of the world, Wilson of the United States, and Poincaire, of France, in Paris, Saturday night when President Poincaire and Madame Poincaire en tertained President and Mrs. Wilson .at dinner. The addresses of the two presidents on this occasion will go down in history when the story of the world's greatest war is told. In his address of welcome to President Wilson, President Poincaire said: "Mr. President, Paris and Franco awaited you with impatience. They were eager to acclaim in you, the il lustrious democrat whose words and deeds were inspired by exalted thought, the philosopher delighting in the solution of universal laws from particular events, the emiment states men who had found a way to express the highest political and moral truths in formulas which bear the stamp of immortality. "They had also a passionate desire to offer thanks, in your person, to the great republic of which you are the chief, for the invaluable assist ance which had been given spon taneously, during this war to the de fenders of right and liberty. "Even before America had resolved to intervene in the struggle it had shown to the wounded and the or phans of France a solicitous gener osity, the memory of which will al ways be enshrined in our hearts. "The liberality of your Red Cross, the countless gifts of your fellow citi zens, the inspiring initiative of Am erican women, anticipated your mili tary and naval action and showed the world to which side your sympathies inclined. And on the day when you flung yourselves into the battle, with what determination your great people and yourself prepared for united suc cess! Made Promise Good. "Some months ago you cabled to me that the United States would send ever-increasing forces until the day should be reached on which the allied armies were able to submerge the enemy under an overwhelming flow of ijew divisions, and, in effect, for more than a year a steady stream of youth and energy has been poured out upon the shores of France. "No sooner had they landed than your gallant battalions, fired by their chief, General Pershing, flung them selves into the combat with such a manly contempt of danger, such a smiling disregard of death, that our longer experience of this terrible war often moved us to counsel prudence. They brought with them the enthusi asm of crusaders leaving for the Holy Land. "It is their right today to look with pride upon the work accomplished and to feel assured that they have power fully aided by their courage and their faith. Witnessed Hun Crimes. "Eager as they were to meet the enemy, they did not know when they arrived the enormity of his crime. That they might know how the Ger man armies make war it has been necessary that they see towns sys tematically burned down, mines flood ed, factories reduced to ashes, or chards devastated, cathedrals shelled and fired—all that deliberate savag ery aimed to destroy natural wealth, nature and beauty, which the imagi nation could not conceive at a distance from the men and things that have endured it and today bear witness to it." President Wilson's Reply. In his reply to the address of wel come President Wilson said: "Mr. President: I am deeply in debted to you for your gracious greet ing. It is very delightful to find my self in France and to feel the quick contact of sympathy and unaffected friendship between the representa tives of the United States and the representatives of France. "You have been very genreous in what you were pleased to say about myself, but I feel that what I have said and what I have tried to do has been said and done only in an attempt to speak the thought of the people of the United States truly and to carry that thought out in action. "From the first the thought of the people of the United States turned toward something more than the mere winning of this war. It turned to the establishment of eternal principles of right and justice. "It realized that merely to win the war was not enough; that it must be won in such a way and the questions raised by it settled in such a w T ay as to insure the future peace of the world and lay the foundations for the freedom and happiness of its many peoples and nations. "Never before has war worn so ter rible a visage or exhibited more grossly the debasing influence of il licit ambitions. I am sure that I shall look upon the ruin wrought by the armies of the central empires with the same repulsion and deep indigna tion that they stir in the hearts of men of France and Belgium. Justice for Belgium. "And Belgium, I appreciate as you do, sir, the necessity of such action in the final settlement of the issues of the war as will not only rebuke such acts of terror and spoilation, but make men, everywhere aware that (Continued on page four) SECTION e MEN WILL LEAVE EDO HOME THIS EVENING UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS APPROVED BY THE BOARD BOISE.—Approval of the following new faculty members appointed by executive committee of the University of Idaho has been granted by the state board of education. Dr. H. G. Miller, professor of me chanical engineering; Nqttie M. Bow er, English instructor; William H. Bridge, instructor in English; Percy Messenger, storekeeper assistant in chemistry; G. E. Horton, mechanical engineering instructor; Alice A. von Ende, assistant in chemistry; Herman Shapiro, assistant professor of chem istry; Helen Wegman, piano instruct or; E. J. Baldwin, assistant professor of chemistry; R. D. Williams, univer sity steward; Joy Newland, stenog rapher. 7 s LIVING QUIETLY EX-CROWN PRINCE FLEES FROM DUTCH WOMEN WHO CALLED ON HIM RECENTLY Associated Press)—The former German emperor continues to lead the life of a recluse. He is virtually cut off from all com munication with the outside world. Re ports that he was in constant commun ication with his former advisers are not AMERONGEN. — (By true. There is no truth in the rumors that the former empress is seriously ill. She has been troubled for years with an af fection of the heart, and after her ar rival here desired to have her former physician in attendance. He arrived at the castle yesterday and said that her condition showed no change . Whenever there is a break in the in cessant drizzle customary in Holland William Hohenzollern and his wife walk in the rain-soaked grounds with one or two attendants. Sometimes they take a trip in a closed motor car. The correspondent inquired into the rumor that the former emperor intended to move his quarters and learned that Herr Hohenzollern is not interested in other houses in Holland, and is not like ly to move anywhere until he knows more regarding his future. Crown Prince Flees Women. AMSTERDAM.—A crowd of women from Amsterdam recently went to the island of Wieringen and made a hostile demonstration against the former Ger man crown prince, who is interned there, according to a report published by the Telegraaf. Frederick William, it is al leged, saved himself from the hands of the women by flight. The police force on the island later took action, which resulted in a Ger man baron, who was staying at a hotel there, and the Amsterdam women leav ing the island. VOLUNTEER NURSES MANY WOMEN NEGLECTING THEIR OWN WORK TO CARE FOR SICK OF INFLUENZA The present siege of influenza is bringing out many examples of sacrifice and real heroism. The shortage of nurses and help during sickness is being met in many cases by people who are giving their services gratis and who are leaving their own home duties to help where people are in distress from this dread disease. One Moscow woman with the assistance of her two daugh ters, has helped with the nursing in home after home. She has given her services and energies, to almost the point of exhaustion, by taking turns night after night of wearing watching and serving. And for all this they ask nothing but the privilege of serving suf fering humanity. .Even the travelers are helping where the call is imperative. Mrs. H. F. Preston, whose husband represents the Burnett Extract company, and who as a bride is making the trip of the Inland Empire with her husband, helped out the situation at Oakesdale. When they arrived nurses were badly needed but there were none to be had. Mrs. Preston offered her services and for two days and nights took care of a family of eight who were all down with influenza. She stayed until other help could be secured. Another traveling woman, on steppig from the train at Nczperce, was accosted with the inquiry, "Was she the nurse that was expected." and on replying in the negative was informed that they did not know what was to he done for a family who were all sick with influenza, as all the well were helping, who were not too afraid of the disease. This wom an replied that she would assist for the night at least, and immediately took charge, and stayed with the job until the expected nurse arrived. So many real heroes are helping in these trying times. The world holds many hearts who are touched with the sufferings of others and are not too busy with their own plans to halt a bit and lend a hand. The men of section B, S. A. T. C., who have been in Moscow more than two months, leave this evening for their homes. The Wyoming men have already gone but the south Idaho men. do not get away until this evening at 5:30. They will go out on the O. W. R. & N., three special coaches being added to the regular train to take them home. They go to Colfax, where their coaches will be attached to the train from Spokane to Portland. At Umatilla Junction their coaches will be attached to" the main line train from Portland to Chicago and they go into southern Idaho on this. The men are glad to get away. They have had a hard time here. The influenza kept them from all public gatherings and they were virtually prisoners for a long time. Eleven of the men of this section died, which added to the gloom that has pervaded the section, but the men have learned much that will be of lasting benefit to them. They will have use for this knowledge when they reach their homes and in future years will be glad they took this training, even if they did not get to go to France. The men have learned much of mili tary work under the efficient train ing of Lieutenant F. L. Cook, who came here from San Francisco to take charge of their instruction, have learned much of auto and gen eral mechanics, carpentering, black smithing and radio work. Everything they have learned will be useful to them in the future and the time has ii v .) i-st by any means. That the men have the kindest feeling for the people of Moscow is shown by their conduct and the letter of appreciation which they have given to the press. Lieutenant Cook said: "I have never been ; in a town where the people took as much interest in the soldiers as the people of Moscow have done. It is simply beautiful the way they have helped and encouraged the boys. They have done everything that people could do to make things pleasant. Had it not been for the influenza the stay of the men here would have been very pleasant. They all leave with the warmest feeling for the people of Moscow." Lieutenant Cook does not know where he will go as he has received no instructions from the war depart ment. He is in the regular army, hav ing been in that branch of the serv ice for six years. He has made many warm friends in Moscow who deeply regret his departure. The following letter expressing the thanks of the men for the courtesies extended by Moscow people is given to the press; "Moscow, Idaho, Dec. 14.—We, the They committee representing the members of Section B, of the S. A. T. C., of the University of Idaho, deem it fit ting and proper that a vote of thanks be extended to the following organiza tions and individuals: "To the local chapter of the Ameri can Red Cross Society, for their aid furnished during, the recent epidemic of influenza, and to the Red Cross society for the interest that they have shown in the general welfare of the men of our section; "To the members of the congrega tion of the Baptist church for the use of their church building as a tempo rary barracks; U "To the members of the congrega tion of the Christian Science church for the use of their home as a deten tion ward; "To the girls of the home economics department for the splendid services performed in the preparation of food for the influenza stricken soldiers. "We wish to express individual and separate appreciation to the members of the local order of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks for the use of their splendid home as a convales cent ward for the convalescent sol diers of both sections. We are cer tain that the comforts of these quar ters and the various forms of amuse ment at hand was a big factor in the rapid recovery of so large a percent age of the men. "We wish to thank individually the women of Moscow and of the nearby towns for the fruit and delicacies fur nished to the convalescent men. "Last but not least we wish to thank President E. H. Lindley and the faetulty of the University of Idaho for the efforts that they put forth for the safety and comfort and gen eral welfare of the men of our sec tion during our stay here, and to Lieutenant Kotalik and his corps of physicians for the untiring manner in which they conducted the fight against influenza. "The committee recommends that a copy of these resolutions be prepared and published. "(Signed) "Sergeant Donald L. Robey "Sergeant Robert J. Thornton "Sergeant Alfred A. Kinney." -IBs Moscow Boy Returns From France. Swan Johnson, son of Mrs. John Johnson, a widow employed in the Mos cow Steam Laundry, returned today from France where he had served with the American army. He left here in the summer of 1917. He was at the front, went over the top, was gassed and spent much time in hospitals. He re turned two months ago to New York but had been in a hospital there until recently when he was discharged.