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Germany, the greatest autocracy the world has known, is to become a
republic. The election of a president for all of the German states of, the
former empire is set for Sunday, December 29, and the call has been sent
jout for the election. The government "headed by Frederick Ebert, the
^^cialist leader, who took charge after Prince Maximilian had resigned, has
■Tit and a republic is to be formed. .
■ The former kaiser is reported to be confined to his bed with a chill and
"a ear-ache, but whether the changing of his once great empire over which
he ruled as dictator to a republic is the cause of his illness is not made public.
The anti-German forces now occupy Odessa and the Bolsheviki power ap
pears to be waning in Ukrama. The Esthonian provisional government has
placed itself under the protectorate of the entente allies until the final peace
treaties are signed.
King George will give up his contemplated Christmas party at Sandring
ham palace and remain in London to greet President Wilson who is due
there on December 26.
King Victor Emanuel, of Italy, arrived in Paris today to greet President
Wilson with whom he will confer on Italy's interests in the final settlement
- with the central powers.
The transport George Washington, which carried President Wilson and
party to France is returning, loaded with American soldiers.
Following are the cable and telegraphic news received today:
Ebert Government of Germany Resigns.
PARIS.—The German government headed by Frederick Ebert has re
signed as a result of events last Tuesday, according to a dispatch received
at Zurich from Stuttgart, says the Journal's correspondent there.
Ta Elect a President for, Germany.
COPENHAGEN, Wednesday.—The government has decided to convoke a
conference of representatives of all of the states of the former empire on
• December 29th to elect a president of the German republic, according to
Berlin reports. This step is said to have been taken to avoid fresh outbreaks.
Former Kaiser Confined to Bed.
AMERONGEN, Holland, Wednesday.—(By Associated Press.)—Former
German Emperor William has been confined to his bed since Sunday with
a severe chill. His indisposition has brought about a renewal of his old
ear trouble, necessitating the calling of a specialist professor from Utrecht
to assist the local doctors.
Anti-German Control of Ukraine.
ODESSA, Sunday.—(By Associated Press.)—Troops under the command
of the anti-German Ukranian leader, Petlura, are occupying Odessa today.
Esthonia Asks Protectorate.
LONDON, Wednesday.—The Esthonian provisional government control
ling territory covered by the former Russian province of Esthonia, has
placed the republic "under the common protection of the entente powers
pending decisions of the peace conference."
King George to Greet Wilson.
. LONDON.—King George, it is announced here today, has cancelled the
arrangements which provided he should go to Sandringham palace for
Christmas and he will remain in London instead, to welcome President
' Wilson, who is to arrive here on December 26.
' Italy's King Goes to Paris.
PARIS. —King Victor Emmanuel, of Italy, arrived here today and was
welcomed by President Poincaire, Premier Clemenceau and other ministers.
Iffn g Victor Emmanuel is accompanied by his son, the prince of Piedmont.
The George Washington is Coining Back.
WASHINGTON.— Returning home on the transport George Washington,
which sailed from France on December 13, the war department announced
today are the 139th field artillery and batteries A, B, D and E headquarters
of the 137th field artillery and 36 officers of the 138th field ar
tillery and a number of casuals.
f U. S. Senate Wants to Know.
WASHINGTON.—A resolution asking the state department to inform the
• senate whether the American peace commissioners are advocating the de
struction of German warships or other enemy property and it so, Dy wnat
authority, was introduced today by Minority Leader Lodge. The resolution
was left on the table without discussion. . ,
Reports from Paris that the American delegations would favor the sink- ,
ing of the German ships led Lodge to introduce the resolution, secretary
of the Navy Daniels said today that he had never heard, officially of such
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Hog Island Shipyard Was Expens .
WASHINGTON.—The cost of the great Hog Island ship building plant
estimated today at $63,300,000 by Charles Piez, general manager (ft
Piez said the board
a proposal.
the shipping boards emergency fleet corporation,
which delivered one ship has 60 keels laid and these ships should be
completed within 60 days.
Soldiers and Workmen's Council Make Agreement.
AMSTERDAM.—The German soldiers and workmen's council on Wednes
day adopted resolutions, according to a Berlin telegram, transferring the
legislative and executive power to "the peoples' " commissioner (the Ebert
government) until some future arrangement can be made by the German
national assembly.

More Trouble in Ukraine.
ODESSA, Monday.—(By Associated Press.)—The Ukranian separatist
of the Petura forces, entered Kiev, capital of Ukraine, Saturday.
The hetman of Ukraine abdicated yesterday.
. Stockgrowers all over the west have
been very much at sea regarding the
■nrohable demand for live stock at the
T T onnfMonUr
close of the war. It was confidently
predicted by many that present prices
would be cut in two, but since the
armistice has been signed announce-,
mentlmsbeen madethat tbis^nntry
win be cal * e ^ V( T Wn sont
quantities of food that have been sen
abroaddunng the war period.
At the National Western Stock
Show, in Denver, during the week ot
January 18th, an effort will be made
to inform the .stock^engenerallyas
to the real situation regarding the
demand for live stock after the war.
While there has been an increase in
"<>rthe sheep and hog population, it is
believed that the cattle population will
show a material decrease during the
past year The government is going
ßo try to help increase live stock pro
> duction of all kinds and plans looking
to that end will be discussed at the
» coming Denver Show when it Is ex-
pected that there will be a represent
ative gathering of stockmen from all
parts of the country. The indications
axe that Show Week in Denver in
- January will bring together the great
eat number of stockmen that have
been seen at one place at the
Denver is making unus
same time,
ual preparations to take care of this
crowd and in addition to the great
Stock Show there will be held the
annual convention of the _ American
National Live Stock Association.
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Many of the young wora»n students of
i the university are leaving for their
; homes to spend the holidays. Every
train carries numbers of these happy
' young folks off for the merry season.
The following left today: Misses M.
■ Glindeman, Beatrice Blonqmst, Lonne
; Tabey> Edith Dingle, Coeur dAlene;
j Kendall, Violet Meacham, Spo
£ Ruth Coffey , Fort George
WH h Wash . Berna Wilkinson, Salt
Lake City; Bernice Harding Eleanor
Faris ' Margaret Ymgst, Nell Cornelius,
B uhl, Idaho ; Marjorie Smith, Spokane ;
Trene Collier, Seattle; Gail Taggart,
Ruth chapman, Colfax; Kathryn Me
Cormick, Lewiston; Angelina Burns,
FIorence Allebaugh, Boise; Geraldine
Nusbaum, Burley; Bessie Newman,
Shoshone; Olivia Chapman, 1 win
Falls . Maud Bauman, Walla Walla ;
j udith Olson, Evaleen Keer, Anna Sund,
Sandpoint; Alice Sheffield, Rathdrum;
Lotti " Smih> Nezperce ; Gladvs Beach,
Burl . M a b e l Smith, Lena Schott,
Culdes Zora Waters, Spokane;
Thelma H ofer. Katherine Striker, Lap-
When the influenza struck Moscow,
everybody was very glad to have the
Red Cross step in and furnish masks,
pneumonia jackets, nurses, bedding,
doctors, food and many other neces-
slties. And foot the bill, too.
+ SAN FRANCISCO.—The body +
: ♦ of Dr. Luis Alverez Calderon, +
1 * Peruvian consu! here, with a bul- *
, + f pund ° G j n hî?*' apartments ' here ♦
4. today. A pistol was found near ♦
+ the body which was fully dress- +
* The apartment was in per- J
on theory of suicide but *
are unable to find any clue to a ♦
+ possible motive. *
* and'unmarried' W3S 35 yearS ° ' +
Permission was received yesterday |
by local board 2 from the provost |
marshal general's office at Washing
ton authorizing the local board to
turn over a part of the questionnaire
of Lone Star Dietz, the Indian football
coach, to the department of justice
for investigation. A request for per
mission to see the questionnaire was
received by the local exemption board
from the department of justice fol
lowing the publication of a letter by
Commissioner Argali of local board
2 on the case of Dietz.
Legal Department Gets Facts.
Under recent orders from Wash
ington no one other than clerks and
exemption board members
lowed to see a questionnaire,
caused exemption board 2 to lay the
request of the department of justice
before the state selective service de
partment at Olympia, which forward
ed the request by wire to Washing
ton. The provost marshal general's
a re
"reply said that the portion of the
Dietz questionnaire relating to his
ciitzenship could be turned over to
the legal department of the govern
ment and nothing more. A copy of
this has been made and given to the
local representatives of the depart
ment of justice.
The communication of Commission
er Argali called attention to the case
of Lone Star Dietz, who claimed ex
white Indian, although
yard and jn thig capacity is
p ro b a bly holding a government posi
t j on , a ithough declining to fight for
his country.
g J e e in ® ®® na t h e newspapers where
j ones 0 f Washington pro
p 0ge3 to introduce a bill in congress
directed at aliens who refuse to bear
arma for the United States, Commis
sioner Argali yesterday wrote com
mending . the idea and citing the case
of Dietz, whom he called an Ameri
can born alien who refused to fight
and should be placed (ji the same
class as the foreign born alien. The
position held by Dietz as football
coach for the marines is also cited
and an investigation suggested. Com
missioner Argali further states that
Dietz is accustomed to appearing at
the Davenport hotel in Spokane
tired in a silk hat and kid gloves and
enjoying all of the benefits of life in
America while other- young men of
similar age and-conditions were fight
emption as a
he had received his allotment from
the government. The claim was de
nied by local board 2 and Dietz was
placed in class 1A. Attention was
further directed to the fact that
Dietz is official coach for the ma
football team at the Mare Is
ing in France.
800 CATTLE, 850 SHEEP AND 6,000
ceipts today counted in at 800 bead, with
jces ranging as follows : Prime
steers $11.50-12.50; good to choice
steers> $10.50-11.50; medium to good
s t eerSj $9.50-10; fair to medium steers,
$g_8 55 ; common to fair steers, $5.50
50 . choicc cows an d heifers. $7.50
g rnedium to good cows and heifers,
45,7. fair to me dium cows and heifers,
$S 6 ; canners $3.4- -bulls, $5-7.50;
g^s g- l ^tockers and feeders, $6
VeS ' *
A fairly good rtm of hogs arrived at
the d * 8 over Sunday, around 6000
head ' se ni n g a t the following quola
; ons . Prime mixe d $16.75-17; medium
mixed $16 50-16 85; rough heavies,
$147546- p i RS , $14-15 ; bulk, $16.85.
with a moderate run of sheep of 850
head the market is holding at the fol
lowing pr i ce s • Prime Iambs, $12 13;
f° ir medium lambs, $-11; yearlings,
$io_n50- wethers $9-10; ewes, $6-8.
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Teachers Examination Today.
The Latah county teachcts eramina-
tion which has been postponed several
times on account of influenza is being
held today in the district court room
the court house. The attendan« is
light owing to influenza. One teacher
who had planned to take the examina-
tion is very sick with the influenza and
another is nursing a family of five who
have the disease. The examination will
continue until Saturday evening.
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in favor of the state and against
parties who were believed to be try
ing to "graft" the state for a large
sum. J. E. Babb, of Lewiston, a well
known attorney, took up the fight
when it seemed to be lost and won it.
The case has had much airing in the
press. A statute on the books of
Idaho provided for the payment of
$10 per acre to irrigation companies
for irrigating lands in Idaho, this j
being a bounty; for developing the j
land. An irrigation company asked
for $96,000 bounty for irrigating
9,600 acres of land and when the state
auditor refused jto pay it instituted
a "friendly" suil} to compel the issu
ance of the warrant.
It has been charged that the suit
was entirely too "friendly" and that
no effort was made to win it for the
state. It has been openly charged
that the state introduced no evidence
in the trial of the case and a deci
sion was rendered in favor of the irri
gation company in the district court.
An appeal was taken and again
the "friendly" element showed too
plainly. The case was submitted to
the supreme court "on the record"
and it has been openly charged no
attempt was made to win the case
for the state and that the object was
to get a supreme court decision in the
matter to give it a legal aspect.
Mr. Babb refused to permit this
important case to go "by default" and
intervened, filed a brief, made a
strong argument and a good showing
and won the case, blocking what is
generally believed to have been a well
laid plan to secure $96,000 of state
money and give it a legal showing
by these "friendly" suits. The Lew
iston Tribune contains the following
report of the action taken:
"Attorney James E. Babb yesterday
received a telegram from the clerk
of the supreme court in which the
latter advised the court had held in
valid the statute providing for paying
bounties to irrigation companies that
acquired state land. It seems the
measure provided that when irrigation
companies purchased state land, the
state should issue warrants in the
sum of $10 per acre.
"The action originated in south Ida
ho when mandamus proceedings were
instituted to compel State Auditor
Van Deusen to issue a warrant for
approximately $96,000 in favor of the
Gem Irrigation district. The district
court at Boise held in favor of the
company and the case was appealed to
the supreme court. The attorney gen
eral submitted the case on the record
and Attorney Babb, as a friend of the
court, was brought into the case to
submit a brief in the interests of the
state. The telegram received indi
cates Mr. Babb has secured the su
preme court decision, but the points
on which the decision was based are
not indicated."
this city, Saturday in Omaha, was
convicted of violating the espionage
act, and was sentenced by the federal
court to pay a fine of $2000 and
The offense, it was charged, oc
curred November 16,1917, at Oak
land, Neb., at which time Kerl was
alleged to have said he would not
buy Liberty bonds to furnish money
to buy bullets to kill off relatives in
That all the statements made in
the newspapers of this country were
lies; that the American Press is to
tally subsidized by Sir Gilbert
Parker; that the United States sol
diers are a blood thirsty bunch and
simply desire to get their hands in
blood, and that said soldiers ought
to go to the packing houses in South
Omaha and get a job killing animals,
instead of killing human beings in
Germany.— Coeur d'Alene Press.
Tom Kerl is well known here. He
owns about 1000 acres of land in the
north part of the county, opposite
Farmington, Wash., which is among
the best farming land in Latah coun
ty. He has been before the public fre
quently, one of the important cases
being his divorce-case which attracted
much attention some time ago.
150 S. A. T. C. MEN
About 160 of the S. A. T. C. boys
are leaving today. They are going
to various points, some to southern
ildaho, some to northern Idaho and
others to coast
About half of
Northern Pacific and half over the
O. W. R. & N. Moscow will certainly
miss these soldier boys; The streets
will seem vacant after their depart-
points and Montana,
the men go over the
Mr. Bridge will present Maeter
linck's "Pelleas and Melisande" to
morrow, at the Guild hall at 8 p. m.
This is probably the finest of Maeter
linck's works. It creates an atmos
phere that seldom fails to carry an
rendered by Miss Alice Bessie,
whole performance should be an ar
tistic feast for lovers of drama and
music. With the staying of the flu
hoodoo, which hitherto has kept many
away, a good audience is anticipated.
We understand that steps will be tak
en shortly to form a drama circle in
Moscow, for the development of in
terest in the drama. The large group
that has gathered regularly for thèse
readings should form a strong perma
nent nucleus for this very much need
ed effort.
Incidental music will be
Only eight new cases of influenza
have been reported in Moscow to City
Health Officer Dr. W. A. Adair in the
week ending last night and these cases
are all in two families. The families
of Pren Moore, head of the poultry de
partment at the University of Idaho
clerk in the
J. Hall, a
postoffice, each have four cases,
of the cases are mild. Dr. Adair visited
them yesterday evening and gave in
structions as to maintaining the quar
antine. Dr. Adair said :
"The situation is encouraging,
epidemic is waning and if we just ob
serve all of the regulations we will soon
have the town cleared up. I want to
insist that any one having the disease
in their families either remain at their
homes or away from them or change
clothes before going down town from
their home. I also want to notify the
lodges that large assemblages in lodge
rooms cannot be permitted now. Ban
quets and big crowds in the lodge halls
will not be allowed for some time yet.
If we are patient and use good judg
ment for two weeks the town will be
free of the disease."
Dr. Adair says he is anxious to
have the city clean of influenza be
fore the opening of the second quart
er of the university. He hopes to
have the town free of the. disease by
the time school opens again and that
Moscow will not be like Pullman, Spo
kane and many other places where
they raised the quarantine and opened
the schools only to have to close them
again. In this connection Dr. Adair
"I want to thank President Lindley,
Dr. Kotalik, Captain Felker and every
member of the university faculty for
the splendid assistance and coopera
tion they gave during the epidemic.
•Thay helped Moscow and it is our
duty to have the town cleaned up be
fore the second quarter and the short
courses open on January 6. If all
Will cooperate we can do this very
It is believed that tonight there will
be 1500 names on the roll of honor
on the Christmas Roll Call of the Red
Cross in Moscow. The indications are
that 200 names will be added today to
the 1300 that were on the list last night.
The workers today were Mrs. Mary
Hawley and Miss Peterson in the fore
noon and Miss Horner and Mrs. Mac
Martin, in the afternoon at the postof
fice. Miss Isabell Stevens and Mrs.
Addie Richardson had charge of the
booth in the Veatch Realty Company's
office in the forenoon and Mrs. Frank
White and Mrs. W. S. Robbins, in the
afternoon. As the university is closed
for the holidays there were no workers
there today.
Fred W. Brown Returns.
Fred W. Brown, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George D. Brown, returned today
and is being greeted by his many
old friends. He has been in the avia-
tion corps for more than a year and
was honorably discharged from the
service a few days ago and got home
in time for Christmas. He has had
a wonderful experience and says the
training is a great benefit to all
young men who were fortunate
enough to get it. He was disappointed
in not getting to go to France, but
is glad that he entered the service.
The seven-months-old child of Mr.
and Mrs. Leonard Fairfield, died at
Kendrick Tuesday morning,
neral was held today at 1 o'clock at
that place. Mrs. Fairfield is a daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens,
well known citizens of Moscow, where
Mrs. Fairfield has many friends whose
sympathy will be attended to the be-
reaved parents.
The fu-
Latah county is well over the $200,000
mark in the purchase of war savings
and thrift stamps, according to me re
port of Postmaster W. F. Mcrgarcidge.
Sales at the Moscow postoffice show a
gratifying but not satisfactory increase.
The county is still nearly $160,000 short
of its quota and will have to do some
great hustling before January 1 if it
gets "over the top."
Word came from Juliaetta today that
the town will go "over the top" either
today or tomorrow. A drive is on there
an«J the lively little burg plans to be
the first place in the county to raise
its quota. Potlatch lacks but little and
Deary and Bovill are both said to be
making good sales daily. Genesee is
expected to spring a surprise within th-2
next few ^ays.
The county has a lot of work to d©
to get its quota but it is believed that
it will make it before the end of the
year. After the Red Cross Christmas
.roll is finished Latah county citizens
will start a drive to get the county's
A. C. Thomas, well known retired
farmer, set a fine example yesterday
when he called on Mr. -Morgareidge for
$2000 worth of the stamps. The law
permits one person to take no more than
$1000 worth and Mr. Thomas took
$1000 worth for himself and an equal
amount for his wife. He has taken
his quota of Liberty bonds and is 100
per cent American.
Every day there are a great many
small sales of the stamps. People are
buying them for Christmas presents and
they will make acceptable gifts. It is
hoped there will be a marked "speed
ing up" in the purchase of the stamps
between now and Janury 1.
Yesterday a young woman school
teacher asked for $100 worth of the
stamps and then changed her mind and
said : "I guess you had better give me
$200 worth of the stamps. I can spare
the money and it is a good investment."
Do you want to be a good fellow
and play Santa Claus to some child
ren who will have a pretty slim
Christmas unless some one comes to
thé rescue during the next week. Any
one who wishes to donate money or
gifts may present them to Fred
Veatch at the Veatch Realty com
pany's offices on Main street. Mr.
Veatch is treasurer of the Associated
Charities, and he will be glad to re
ceive any contribution either in cash
or in articles up to Tuesday noon.
On Tuesday afternoon the accumula
tion of free-will Christmas offerings
will be distributed among the worthy
needy in town and country.
A committee is making every ef
fort to find out just what children are
likely to be overlooked by Santa this
year. Sickness and consequent ina
bility to work have left many a father
in this community where he can not
do much for his children's pleasure
this year. Even a small gift will be
welcome. If it is inconvenient to call
in person, a check may be mailed to
the Associated Charities, care of Fred
19 children the
are on
list with the prospect that nine more
will be added within a day or two.
Here are some of the things which
Santa Claus has been asked for by
these little petitioners whose wants
are so modest and so sensible that
they should all be filled. Perhaps in
many homes there are extra garments
that will fill the requirements of this
Two little girls of eleven years of
age head the girls' column. One of
them needs a coat, warm stockings
(at least two pairs) warm gloves or
mittens; the other one needs black
sateen bloomers and leggings, for she
has to walk through deep snow to
school. Hair ribbons, handkerchiefs,
games, and books would not come
amiss for these two fine little women.
Two little nine-year old girls need
almost everything there is to wear;
a warm dress, mittens, wool caps,
pretty dolls, stockings, mittens, and
a coat for one of them make up their
lists. One of them has a dolly who
has lost her head and all she asks
of Santa Claus is that a new head
may be presented to her beloved
A little girl seven years old needs
a pair of good strong shoes, number
11. She would also like to have some
thing to play with, of course.
A three-year-old girl needs a pair
of shoes number 6 and another little
girl two years old is without shoes
at the present time. She needs a
pair of number 4 shoes. These little
girls could also use warm, wool-lined
overshoes. They need coata and
dresses too, and they are just getting
to the point where they need their
first hair ribbons and their first little
individual handkerchiefs.
New and comfortable underwear for
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