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DAILY EDITION vol.. viii.. . ni. 0 RANT! PA, JOSEPHINE COCm, ORKOON, FRIDAY, DEOKHBEB 11, 1I7 WHOLE K 1MB Kit S&M. in UNITE S. A. NATIONS AGAINST U. S. LI XltllUl I'UYT IX AIUJKXTIXK MMtliOtiUD IIY I't HLIHHING IN. TF.It(:iTF.I MKHMAUKM USED PRESIDENT AS CATSPAW UlU Aiwrirtm at Washington Be lleve Thai Argeallae Will Bone) PurUn War I'poa Germany Washington. Dee, II. It U be lieved here thai tha publication of tha series of communications be tween Count Luxburg, formar Oar man minister In Argentina, to hit home office tn narlln, will certainly mult In n declaration of war by Argentine against Germany. Thay ahow vary clearly how, for several tnonlha, extraordinary effort! were made, through tha president of Ar gentina, to direct the course of thai country against tha I'nlled Rlalea and Into the plant being formed In Germany for Teutonic colonisation In Booth America. The mesaages given out laat eveu Ing wararo dpubel leeOcmfw vbgkhg log were made public by, the atata .department In agreement with the Argentina government, wlilrh. In an acrorapanylag tateuient by Ita for eign nilnlater, aayi tha "Inaccura- dee" of tha German dliiloiiial'a re porta are "ao surprising that no epi thet will lit them." Tha meaaagaa were tent to Argen tine aoon after the atate department gave out the Ami aerlee of Intercept ed telegram, but heretofore de mentia for their publication have been In vain, All of the correspondence wan ex changed during July, August end 'early September, and moat of It dealt with the- negotiation a then In pro greaa over tha sinking of Argentine ahlpa by aubmarltiea. He fore the mc aagea fell Into the hand of the American government, Germany vir tually, bad aetlled the question by agreeing to pay Indemnity and to treat Argentine ahlpa according to International law. ' Throughout the messages Luxburg dwell upon hlit difference with the foreign minister and upon hla Influ ence with the president. Finally he wa conducting negotiation directly with the prealdent, although the for eign minister'! attitude made thla troubleaome. How far Prealdent Irlgoyen'a project! for an anti-North American alliance went, the eorret- pondence doea not develop. PROPOSAL MADE FOR TO E "' Quebec, Dec. 21. A propoiial that "the province of Quebec seceed from the confederation of the Dominion of Canada, waa made In a motion Introduced Into the provincial legl latlve assembly by J. N. Fracouer, a deputy from Lotblnlere. Quebec waa the only province that - voted against conscription at the re ent election. IW TOOK MOST OF Washington, Dec. 21. Chairman Hurley today told the sonate nnval affair committee that the ' navy's utilization of much of the country's available shipbuilding facilities was one of the principal reasons for the alow progress made In ship construe tlon. Hurley said that he waa now -aglely responsible "for the ship pro- .irrain. , IS IS STILL Government . Kalwe Already II lull Price and Offer IUwumh In KfTort lo (ri .en.plnne Hlm-k Portland. Dec. 11. Within a few houra of hla announcement that f per tliouaand would be paid for air plain apruce, properly cut by far mer or othera who enter the busi tie of helping the government ob tain thla timber, Colonel Uric P. (liiie of the apruce production dl vlalon, rained the price to 9 and In an effort further to apeed up pro duction, announred that aeveral bonuiaa will be paid. A bonua of 40 per thousand for apruce accept ed up to January It, 111, and of 30 for that accepted up to Febru ary It, were announced. The government will contract with any reputable person or company to purcbaae all the rived apruce they produce for a period of 11 month, Colonel Dlnque announced. FOR GIVING ORDERS Wellington, Dee. 21. -Quarter-uialer General Shan today told the senate military committee that the war department, without wait ing for congreaalnnal appropriation, hail aiithorlaed the giving of order for luppllea for a million troop, be fore the I'nlled Bute had entered the war, - -r , IIIO MAI I, MAI'K IIV ILLIXOIH RANK lit IUJLAUH Chicago, Dec. 11. Burglar drill ed through an Is Inch steel and con crete will Into the vault of the Sum mit Htate bank at Summit, 111., about IS mllea wet of here, early yes terday and stole more than $11,000 lo cash and currency. . ... ?4 ,' . . DISPATCH SAYS THAT S REJECT PEACE London, Dec. 21. It li reported here, unofficially, that the Germane have rejected the peace term itated by the Bolahevlkl government. The report cornea through a dispatch of the Kxchange Telegraph company. Seattle, Dec. 21. 8. V. Fowled and John Prfrrla were In Jail here having been arrested In connection with tke murder at Auburn, Wash.. Wedneaday of William Applesteele, a warehouse watchman of the North era Pacific Railroad company. HUN SHIPPING SPIES HAVE BEEN INTERNED fiaygliore, N. J Deo. 21, Henry Schneider, a German ' Jewler, haa been Interned at Rill Island as an alien enemy, and Henry Heuer, i German grocer, Is under gunrd at hi home here where he Is crltlcallv 111 with pneumonia, after federal agents discovered a wireless outfit In Heu er's barn with Us government seals broken. .When the barn was search ed memoranda of movements . o! transport! and troops are alleged to have been discovered. t THREE NEW; FLIERS KILLED IN COLLISION Fort Worth. Tex., Dec. 21. Three British aviators training here, were killed when two mnchlnes collided In the air at a low altlfmle. The were two men In ench machine. PRICE 01 PRUCE HIGHER HENEV PROBES INTO SECRETS OFSHYABDS I.NFOH.MATIOX HHtTKKI) THAT AltMOMt AMI PKINCK tON- tiuu, Chicago mhiikhm New (liaptfra In Fretiiled Ktaaeee Dim-lamed In Federal Investigat tlmia at Washington Washington, Dec. 21. Swift and company of Chicago have refused to deliver to the federal trade commls lon, the record desired In the In vestigation now being made Into the parking Induatry. Attorney Heney announced that be would take dras tlo action to force the production of theae reeorda. It waa flatly admitted by-W. M. Madden, former treasurer of the company, during the ' Investigation, that . Ogden Armonr and F. H. Prince, the latter of Boiton, owned the Chicago Stockyard company and the terminal railroad. The etock appear In about IS other namea. Washington, Dec. 21. Chicago meat packer were target for the federal trade commission at the nienlng of Ita food Investigation to day under the direction of Francla Heney, San Franclnco, apeclal conn tel. Heney directed hi tire toward the Colon Stockyard compaay, Chicago, and allied concern, In an effort to show that the big meat packer were the real owner a fact alway de nied by the packer. How Chicago Junction Railway & Stockyard company was wrecked and hlgber price saddled on the public when packers obtained con trol of the yards, waa developed at the opening of the hearing.' Through J. R. Hart, Boston finan cier, Special Counsel- Heney uncov ered frensled finance; how Frank R. Pegram an alleged "dummy" of no wealth, purchased $1,000,000 worth of stock waa developed.. By threatening to remove hi packing plant from Chicago, J. Og den Armour, It waa charged, forced a reorganization of atockyardi own ership by which he obtained a bonus. L SPECIAL RY. LAWS Washington, Dec. 2l. The presi dent will send a apeclal message to congress recommending the enact ment of legislation ' to meet . the transportation situation Immediate ly after the holidays. He ha re quested ' the Interstate commerce commission to withhold any further investigation for the present. London, Dec. 21. Henry Thomp son of Dswesmere, a potato dealer, was fined $9,000 for selling pota toes above the price fixed by; the food controller. ' ' t S: Washington, Dec. 21. Cardinal Gibbon gave his sanction today to Koman Catholic mlnera working on thu holy days falling within the holiday season. In a letter to Fuel Administrator Garfield lie approved of a suggestion that miners take only Chrlstmns day and New Year's day off and further proposed that saloons might co-operate by cltmlnit from 9 o'clock In Hie evening until S oVIock the following mnrnlnn. CHAOS RULES INTERIOR OF U DOMAIN ALL DISPATCH KM TELL OK VI ItlHIXGH, XKW LKADKIM AND riKHCK CONFLICT E TO FORE HoUhevlkl Have Opposition on Kverjr Hand With Armies Headed lr Haajr Dlvergeat Leaders London, Dec. 21. A Bolshevlkl force commanded by released Ger man and Austrian officer-prisoner, has defeated the antl-Bolshevlkl ele ment at Tashkent, capita) of Rus sian Turkestan, according to a Pet- rograd dispatch to the Morning Poat. The dispatch also says It Is believed thst a force of released Teutonic prisoners, equivalent to two army corps, commanded by their own of ficers, Is now within striking dis tance of Petrograd. Another dispatch says thst the Roumanians on the southwestern Russian front have Joined the Uk- rsnlans and Lieutenant-General D. G. Stcherhatchef, commander of the Ruaalan. forces In Roumaola, . has been apotnted commander-ln-cblef of the whole IJkranlan front. The Bolshevlkl and Ukranlan troops are reported to he advancing on each other, being three versts apart. A Reuter dispatch dated Decem ber 1. aayi that there have ;been three days' sanguinary fighting be tween the Bolahevlkl and Ukranlan owing to the refusal of the latter to allow passage of reinforcements tor the suppression of the Don Cosaecks. The Bolshevlkl leader was killed. Ixindon. Dec. 21. A dispatch to the Kxchange Telegraph company from Haparanda reports that M. Kerensky, with an army, la now marching against Moscow while Grand Duke Nicholas has gathered a great army of royalists In the Canrasns. Washington, Dec, 21. Seeds or revolution sown by the Bolshevlkl are beginning to take root In Aus tria. This was the Interpretation placed by administration official! Wednes day on a cablegram from Lyon II quoting a Zurich dispatch to a French news agency, to the effect that a demand has been made in the Austrian - chamber of deputies that the central powers accept the Bolshevlkl reform principles and di vide the land held by the nobles among the peasants. Odessa, Dec. 21. Fighting be tween the Bolshevlkl and the.l'k ralnans was halted today. Both sides agreed to mix patrols through : the city to maintain orders.- Scores' of .shops and residences have been pill aged. The fighting ot armed forces had been seised upon by bandits as a pretext for wholesale robberies. L E POSITIONS ONCE LOST Rome, .Dec. 21. A , Considerable portion of the ground gained by the enemy Tuesday In the region y of Monte Asollne, east of the Brenta river, has been retaken by the Ital ians who have held the retaken posi tions despite . most violent artillery fire from the Teutons. ; AlHTItAMAXS BALLOTING OX t'OXSC'KIlTIOX I'LAX Melbourne, Dec. 21. Balloting to determine whether conscription Is to be put In effect In Australia began yesterday. FARMERS' COUNCIL II Agricultural Council ot This t'osmtr AdilresMNl by (Mate Lead In I'rograwlve Farm Work The seaalon of the annual meet ing of the Josephine County Agri cultural council are being held to day at the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce. At this morning's session officers for the ensuing year were elected aa follow: President; A. Wylberg, re elected; vice-president, Clyde E. Nile; secretary-treasurer, William Auslsnd. The executive committee will coailit of the above named of fflcer and H. T. Hull and W. B. Lindsay. In sttendance at the meeting are Dr. Hector McPherson of O. A. C, who Is recognised aa one of the fore most authorities In the United Statea on marketing problems. He wilt confer with a committee of the local council on the matter of co operative buying of such supplies a seed grain, sltos, hay; machinery. etc., and the marketing of - live stock and other farm produce. Dr. McPherson and'tT. Li Upson of this city are given one day at the forth coming conference at O. A. C. to lead a discussion on this Important matter. Prof. Paul Marls, state leader of extentlon work, Is at the meeting to outline next year's program. 3. W. Brewer, former president ot the Oregon Irrigation congress, and now representing the United 8tatea government In Oregon, In charge of the farm labor problem, la also present and will speak later In the day on the plana the agricul tural department is making for pro viding ample labor for farm needs. (MINCE FELT III PERSHING'S ABILITY Washington, Dec. 21. Direct as- surances of the confidence of both British and French commanders in General Pershing's ability and the soundness of his plans of preparing the American forces for the Import ant part they are to play in future campaigns on the western front were brought back to this country by Major General Hugh L. Scott. WOKEN USED IN PLOT FOmENT INDIA REVOLT San Francisco. Dec. 21. The wife of Saran Gada Das, a high caste Hindu, testified today In the trial here of a. number of defendants charged with Inciting a rebellion In India, that the Germans used wom en throughout the world In their plot to foment trouble In India. FIVK HVXDRKD KXIJST FROM STATK UNIVERSITY Eugene, Dec. 21. About 525 Uni versity or Oregon men now have en listed In the service, according to Karl Onthank, secretary to President Campbell. Many or these have en rolled in the ordnance courses of fered by the university. - Withdrawal cards have been Issued to more than 30 students by the registrar's of fice within the last three weeks. . ft' E TO Petrograd, Dec. 21. The Danish French. British and Belgian consuls here crronged today with Foreign Minister Trotsky, for the exchange of courtesies to official oourlers. HOLDS ITS I ONE COUNTY TOPS QUOTA OF R. C. DRIVE UMATILLA tTUNTY PROBABLY LKADS NATION IX FINK MEM nUKHHIP RECORD . WHOLE STATE IS MS IIP With Twelve CoanUes Not Report leg. State Shows Thirty Five Per Ceat of Allotaaeat Seosred Red Cross Christmas membership workers are asked to report to Mr. Macduff, campaign manager, the to tal number ot memberablps secured and the total amount of cashcollect ed not later than Monday noon, De cember 24. All funds collected should be deposited In any bank to the credit of American Red Cross, N. F. Macduff, manager, and the du plicate deposit slips delivered to him, or the funds msy be delivered. to him for deposit. Williams. Oregon, 1 the Brst pre cinct to turn In a complete report. With a quota of C5, It secured 81 memberships, with the possibility of more yet. Williams claims tke dis tinction of enrolling the youngest member so far Lelaad Forest Sor rels, three weeks old and a grand son or Ira Sparlin. W. J. Rowley, sO yeara. Is the oldest member from the Williams creek district, but he says he's never too old to serve hla country. ' Portland, Dec. 21 Umatilla coun ty goes over the top for the Red Cross with 102 per cent, having more than completed ita quota of 7,500. Union county, second, 70 per cent: Coos, third, (7 per cent: Clatsop, fourth, 14 per cent; Harney, Gil liam, Sherman, Curry. Wasco, Lane, Grant, Baker, Malheur, Desfchutes, Western Washington and Wallowa are all over 40 per cent. Portland Is picking up rapidly and the entire state Is going to make good. Portlabd has now achieved about 35 per cent ol ita allotment ot HO, 000 members for the Christmas drive of the American Red Cross, the spectacular Jump In the show ing being mainly due to the Improv ed showing In Portland, which l now 23.JJJ members. The state outside of Portland la SS.lSt mem bers,' making the grand total for Oregon 82.1S2. . . The following counties In Oregon (Continued on S.) RUSSIA AliO JAPAN HAD PACT ON Petrograd, Dec. 21. The news papers here today ' published the text of a secret treaty between Rus sia and Japan, signed last year, pro viding for Joint action by those two nations to prevent any third coun try from achieving political influ ence tn China. The treaty is sup posed to be aimed at England and the United States. AS A SPY SUSPECT Chester, Pa., Dec. 21. Charged with planning the destruction of shipyard property, George Berger was arrested at the Chester Ship building plant. Letters found on the prisoner, according to the police, contained the statement that he "could do great damage to the ship yards here with proper materials." The police declined to. state to whom the letters were addressed.