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AN INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER i?imiiiiiiiiiiiimiiimiimimml= ■ “Equal Rights For All; Special Privileges For None.” Andrew.. Jackson. ~ 1 " 1 » ■■ -■ —■ - ■ ■ ■■ VOLUME & * NOGALES, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 1918 Number 9 PRESIEHT IGNORES GESRIAN MnTATKN Big British Boat Brings Battling Boys Back U. S. EXECUTIVE SAYS NO TRUE AMERICAN COULD VISITGERMANY UNLESS BY OBLIGATION Officials of Berfia Government and Premier of Bavaria Dispatch Wireless to President Aboard S. S. George Washington Ask ing Hint to Visit Germany. AMERICAN EXECUTIVE DECLINES INVITATION SAYS SUGGESTION NOT TO BE CONSIDERED Elaborate Preparations Were in the Making by Members of New Government, for United States President. “Only by LengTears of Repentance Gan Germany Atone For Crimes and Show Sincerity” are Words of Mr. Wilson PARIS, Dec. 10,—A wireless from Foreign Secretary Haase and Premier Ebert to President Wilson aboard the U. S. S. George Washington, asking that the American Executive visit Germany was declined, according to the Echo De Paris. The new officials of the German government, it is said, anticipated the acceptance of the invitation and were making preparation for the visit. President Wilson is said to have made this reply: “No true American man or woman could think of visiting Germany unless forced to do so by strictly official obligations. Only by long years of repentance can Germany atone for her bloody deeds.” Mr. Wilson said that hp declined even to consider the invita tion tendered by the German officials. WELFARE ACTIVITIES TEMPORARY SUSPENDED ACCOUNT OF INFLUENZA To The Oasis: The meeting of the Parent- Teachers’ Association, set for 4 o’clock this (Wednesday) after noon, is postponed, necessarily, on account of the quarantine. I may mention here that Col onel Carnahan had kindly ten dered us the use of Anding Hall, with music, lights and fuel to give a big Charity Ball next week, to swell the fund for re lief work arittmg the poor of this town. Os course we will have to wait and trust it will not be long before we can have this pleasure without danger of the “flu.” ' * We are fortunate, indeed, in having stationed here such a commander and such a regi ment; and I embrace this op portunity for thafiking Colonel Carnahan, the merchants of No gales, and those who have re sponded so willingly and so gen- erously to our call for assistance in this great undertaking, which I trust will prove a wonderful organization; and lam sure that it will thrive with such co operation. The clothing has been receiv ed, and those who donated would feel repaid could they have seen the gratitude of those sadly in need of warmth in serious illness and destitu tion. All are requested to please re port any such cases to me, to Judge Underwood, or Marshal Lowe, at the Town Hall, and they will receive prompt atten tion. Cordially, ETHELYNE MILLS GILLESPIE. o Doctor T. B. Fitts, who Is about the only civilian medical man who has escaped the infec tion sweeping the locality, at tributes his immunity to. the use of hypodermic injections of No. 40. So far the remedy has been remarkably effica cious in his case; and the doctor trusts that it will continue so. THOUGHT DEAD TWICE--YANKEE SOLDIER IS OH ROAD TO HEALTH Was Wrapped Up in Blanket and Carried Out to be Buried SHOT BY MACHINE BULLET Discovered After He Lay Four teen Hours in Mud and Water CONNELLSVILLE, PA., Dec. 10.—After lying In mud and water for more than fifteen hours, and twice pronounced dead by physicians, Lieutenant John E. Wright is back at his home near here and Is on the road to recovery. He was shot through the lungs by a machine gun bullet. Lieutenant Wright had been wrapped up in a blank et and twice carried out to be buried. ALL AMERICAN PRISONERS TO BE RELEASED BY END OF WEEK More than Two Thousand Americans Interned at Camp Rastatt Have Been Given Liberty. MEN LEAVE VIA DENMARK Other Prisoners Have Been Re leased from Scattered Camps BERLIN, Dec. 10.—Accord ing to word received today from army officials, all American prisoners who have been held captive in the various camps thru Germany are to be releas ed by December 15. Press dis patches from! Switzerland say that more than 2,600 Americans have reached the borders of that country, having been re leased from Camp Rastatt one of the larger of the German military prisons. It has been ordered by military authorities that all Americans be released at once. A company of 190 men are leaving Germay byway of Denmark, it is reported. o Yesterday Mr. Jack Schlei mer, of the Southwestern Real ty Company, who has seen ser vice in the United States mer cantile marine, returned home, having been honorably dis charged from theservice. The gentleman is warmly welcomed by his many friends. DEATH LIST SAYS 17,000 MEN DIE OF ‘FLU’ IN U. S. ARMYGAMP i More Than 338,000 cases of the Disease in Less than Four| Months According to Milita ry Authority. \ ■’ v ’ I OTHER DISEASES INCLUDED ______ I i Epidemic was Fast Dying Out' at Time of Discharge of Men WASHINGTON, ,£)ec. 10.—| According to an unofficial re port of results of influenza and pneumonia in army canton ments, 17,000 deaths have re sulted from the dreaded epi demic during the past four months. The deaths resulting from pneumonia, fever, influenza and other ailments were not segre gated, and the death report giv en is only in approximate fig ures. In the fifteen weeks of the plague, the war department today shows that there were 338,256 cases . o SHERIFF EARHART AND RECORDER REDDOCH BACK FROM PHOENIX Yesterday County Recorder . Arcus Redaoch and Sheriff R. R. Earhart returned from an official visit at Phoenix and Florence, in which they covered . a variety of transactions. They went over Saturday, taking to the penitentiary at Florence one Navarro, sentenc i cd to a term in that institution; i and to Phoenix they took an other, Espinosa, consigned to ■ the insane asylum. Relieved of their charges the two officials then visited the of fice of the adjutant general, where they had business as members of the local draft board, which they finished Mon day, starting on their return ' journey that day, and traveling ’ as far as Tucson Monday night. Yesterday morning they finish ed the return trip, arriving about noon. UNDERTAKER IH I FLU MASK COMES NEAR RREAKING UP FUNERAL Friends of Deceased Make Dash for Doors when They see Weird Figures Appear in Masks. | PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa., | Dec. 10.—When the undertaker jand his assistant went to the home of James Scarlitina, in | Walton, to take charge of the body of Mrs. Scarlitina who had Idied of influenza, they wore gowns and masks. Friends of the deceased immediately made | a dash for the doors and win jdows, thinking that the spirits of the departed, with an escort had returned. It was with dif ficulty that the men convinced even the husband that they were mortals garbsd to defeat the ‘flu” germ. NUMEROUS PROCESSIONS PASS BY AID OF LIGHTS FLU DEATHS NUMEROUS NIGHT BURIALS HELD NEW HAVEN, CONN., Dec. 10.—Burials were so frequent during the recent epidemic of “Flu” in this city that they had to be held at all hours of the night as well as in the day sea son. As no arrangements for lighting were provided, in the cemeteries, burial by torch light were a frequent occurence. The influenza is rapidly dying out. Return of Chief Petty Officer Rolla Ashby Yesterday Mr. Rolla Ashby, formerly connected with the First National Bank in Nogales, returned home from the Naval Training Station in San Fran cisco, where he had seen several months service, rising in a short time to the grade of chief petty officer, a rank corres ponding to sergeant in the ar my. Rolla (the title is too long to use every time he is mentioned) was one of the young men who came within the age of milita ry service in June last, and he sought service at once, selecting the navy, where his proficiency was manifested in the advance ment noted. All are glad to see his home. He will return to his former post in the Bank. INEW YORK POPULACE CHEERS WHEN BOAT BRINGS! YANKEE BOYS BACK TOjNATIVE LAND “Empress of Britain” One of Largest English Transports Docks at New York Wharf with 2,500 American Soldiers Aboafd, After Rough Voyage Across the Atlantic. « —■ ■■ ■■ ■ Xflpntf DESPITE COLD WEATHER THOUSANDS ARE PRESENT TO WITNESS DEBARKMENT AND GREET RELATIVES Boat Carries Many of Sick and Wounded with Fighters nll Branches of the Service. j Populace of Knickerbocker State Is Well Represented and Landing of Passengers is Made Gala Occasion NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—More than ten thousand people witnessed the landing of the “Empress of Brittain” this morning, which carried as passengers 2,500 soldiers of the American army. These men are from all divisions of the service. Many of them arrived in a wounded condition, while others who were in the best of health said that they felt ‘off color’ on account of the rough voyage across the Atlantic. Some Red Cross nurses were among the passengers. Despite cold weather, more than ten thousand New Yorkers swarmed the wharf eager to catch a glimpse of a familiar face, for but few were familiar with the Empress’ passenger list. It was a beautiful sight, the home coming of our boys, the hearty kiss of son and mother, the manly grasp of father and. brother and the affectionate embrace of wifq and sweetheart. It has been unofficially announced that New York will holiday in honor of the occasion. -The “Empress of Britain” is one of the largest of the English transports, which carries both freight and passengers. Although the boat was loaded to capacity with passengers and carried a large cargo of merchandise she tossed and tumbled on her voyage across, adding to the discomfort of a number of the wounded soldiers. “OLD TIMER” FROM HARSHAW MAKES REPORT ON MINING % From Mi - . Herman Bender, who is in from the Harshaw country, The Oasis has learned that there is a veritable mining boom out there; and work is resuming on many properties that have been idle a long time, ( while all those which have con- , tinued operation without sus pension are increasing their forces and output. In the Bender group, next to the big lime-porphyry contact, just above his house, on the < road between Harshaw and i Mowry, Mr. Bender and his as- 1 sociates have made a rich strike | in high grade lead-silver ores. Work is about to be resumed on the American mine. Mr. R. R. Richardson, who ac quired the Hermoso mine re cently, has started work with a large force of men. The Her mosa has been one of the rich , mines of Harshaw, and is apt to become one of that kind again. In former years it pro duced large quantities of lead silver ores, and there is a good mill on the property. The Hardshell mine Is sink ing a double compartment shaft . which will go to a depth of 500 feet or more. It will facilitate extraction and shipment of ores of which there are in sight large bodies that are high grade.