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The Daily Star-Mirror
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.
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
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
principles of right were affected but our army
Americans in Control of German District.
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
More Loaded Transports Are Coming.
WASHINGTON.—The war department announced today the sailing from
of the transports Manchuria, Persia Maru, Carilla and Nansemond
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
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.__——— == ==^^==^===
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
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."
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
Funeral services will be held in the
chapel of Smith & Co., at 2 p. m., to
morrow, the Rev. Sherman L. Divine
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♦ 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.
+ + + + + + +
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
"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
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)
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
7 s
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
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.
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
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.
"Sergeant Donald L. Robey
"Sergeant Robert J. Thornton
"Sergeant Alfred A. Kinney."
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.

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