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DAILY EDITION
VOU IX, No. H
GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE OOUNTY, OREGON, Fill I) A V, DECE.MBER IS, 1918.
WHOLE X UMBER 8839
11.1D
IS. WILSON ON
FOREIGN SOIL
DEAFENING HAIiVOH ANNOUNCE
' ARRIVAL OF' UNITE STATES
EXECUTIVE
FIRST LADY CARRIES U.S.'flAS
President Wllnoo ud Parly Leave
For Paris In Afternoon For the
I'nirt Convention
Brest. Dec. 13. President Wilson
arrived at the harbor at 1 o'clock
this afternoon, among deafening aal-
voe of artillery, ' both afloat and
ashore. The weather waa clear.
The president rame a nil ore In a
launch with Mm. Wilson, who car
ried an American flag and a bouquet.
Thire waa a thundering cannonade
and the Star Spanglad llanner waa
played by the banda aa tbey loft for
Parla at 4 o'clock.
DEVOURS JAPANESE
Honolulu. Due. 1. According to
frlunda who witnessed the tragedy,
Tadalchi Mayamura, a young Japan
ese laborer, wise killed and dovourod
ky a shark a few days ago on the
coant near here. He waa fishing In
dnop water from a rock when a huge
Wave carried him Into the water. The
dorsal fin of a shark waa seen for
n Instant and after a brief and dee
iterate strugKle, during which he
cried for help, the Japaneso disap
peared. Ills body has not been re
covered.
AMERICAN ARMY NOW
ON BANKS OF-RUE
BOLSHEVIK
ORDER
MANY EXECUTIONS
.Many Are Executed on Mere Suspic
ion of Having Expressed
Counter Views
Washington, Dec. IS. Violent
methods are still Doing adopted by
the com mission charged with com
batting the revolt against the Bol-
aherlkl, according to advices reach
ing "Washington 'through official
ohannals. ' Executions were aald to
be numeroua, the victims Including
many priests and monks.
'Reports from ' Potrograd, dated aa
late aa December 8, and aald to em
anate from official aourcea state that
the antl-revolutlonary commission
continues to sentence person to
death on the mere suspicion of hav
ing expressed counter revolutionary
vlewa. In one small city, KaternltJ,
In Vlatka, ton people were recently
executed and at Spank the commis
sion waa said to have caused 22 peo
ple to be shot.
Foreigners reaching neutral coun
tries from Potrograd say that condi
tions In that city are "beyond human
power to grasp,"
HEARST S NEWS SERVICE
PEDDLES PROPAGANDA
Stories of Russian Atrocities Manufactured to "Offset
Effect of Belgian Atrocities. Berlin Employes
"Sent to United States to Manufacture Sentiment
FOUR 1111 IE Li
TOFIHISH DUTIES
Will Deliver Their Valedictory in the
Coming lied Croae Drive For
Greater Membership 1
E
5
IS NEED, SAYS M'ADOO
Washington, Dec. 13. Five to
five and a half billion dollars more
of bonds will have to be Isaued to
finance the government this year,
McAdoo told the house waya and
means committee today In discussing
flnanelul questions. lie based this
estimate of eighteen billion dollars
In expenditures, and member ofMhe
commlttoe aald the estimate waa not
too low.
IIOLHHKVIK FORCE BEATEN
IX KIKSIA II Y THE ALLIES
Waahlngton, D. C. Dec. IS. Tes
timony that Edward Lyell Fox, a
writer, was sent by Germany In 1916
by the German embassy to write Ger
man propaganda, whioh waa distrib
uted by Hearst's International News
Service, waa presented today by the
senate committee investigating the
brewers and enemy propaganda, by
Capt. G. B. Letter, ot the army intel
ligence service. There was no rec
ords, however, to show that Hearst
knew Fox waa In the employ of the
German government.
A telegram from the German em
bassy to the foreign office in Sep
tember, 1914, aald: "Chicago Trib
une friendly paper." Captain Les
ter aald Fox confessed be bad an un
derstanding while In Germany to
write anything told to 'by the Oer
man publicity bureau In Berlin. Fox
admitted that an article appearing
In the New York American in Sep
tember, 1915, dealing with alleged
trocitles by Russian Cossacka waa
written under Instructions of German
officers to offset atorlea of atrocities
in Belgium then appearing. Fox did
not know any of these Russian atroc
ities ever had been committed.
Captain Lester testified that Ger
many on July 10, 1914, Informed 130
German civilian employes at a con
ference In Berlin that the world war
would be started soon. These em
ployes were then aent to all part of
the world, 31 of them coming to Am
erica to stimulate German propaan-
da. They arrived here In August,
914.
Captain Lester testified that be
tween 200,000 and 300,000 pro-Ger
mans, many of them Americans, had
volunteered before the United States
entered the war, to obtain informa
tion for the German espionage system.
Washington, Dec. 13. The Amer
ican army marching Into Gormany
has come to a atand at the Rhine. .
IlKlxaiM IKES ANCIENT
FOItM OK l'CNISII.MENT
tho
ler-
Bruges, Doc. 13. An ancient form
of punishment In favor during the
v.ittHin aires hhs been adopted in
Belgium for Belgium women w
wore too friendly toward the Gel
man Invaders, or who listened to
their love-making. They have ibeen
horn of their hair. In Bruges sev
ral women have suffered 'this form
of retribution and elthor must re
main Indoors or patronise the wig
maker. It Is known that this
method has been applied in at least
one other place. The scenes attend
Ing the application ot punishment
has been rather boisterous.
ArchanRcl, Dec. 10. The Bolshe
vik forces were repulsed with con
siderable loss when they launched
strong attacks against the Russo
Allled positions on the sector be
tween the Dvlna and the railroad
near Narasevo Saturday. Fighting in
the snow-clad forests, the Anglo
Russian troops captured consider
able booty In a counter advance. On
the Plnega sector the Russo-Amerl
can torcea have withdrawn to more
tentative positions than the villages
far up the river which they recently
captured.
HUNS HELP SING 'STAR
SPANGLED BANNER
London. Dec. 13, A Gorman
land at a prison hospital near Lon
don played the Star .Spangled Ban
ner and several hundred wounded
German soldiers sang It as it they
enjoyed It in celebration ot the
signing of the armistice. The music
was in honor of a parade ot American
wounded, quartered in a (hospital
near the prison hospital.
If the sentiment of these prison
or may be taken aa a crtterlan, the
German people will harbor no old
score against Americans for helping
to deliver the final blow of the war,
They entered heartily into the arm
Istlce celebration and were glad the
war bad ended.
WOMEN ENGINE WIPERS
WANT TO KEEP JOBS
Butte, Mont.,' Dec. 13,-Women
engine wipers and car cleaners, em
ployd in the local railway yards, are
confident 6f retaining their positions
even should the return of the sol
dlers from Europe create a 'plethra
of labor.
Their work pays $90 per month
and they point out that It has never
been possible to obtain' male labor
for that sum In Butte. On the other
hand; the wage I more than women
can earn In Butte In most llne8 of
endoavor.
Moreover, say the women and girls
In overalls, men are not their equals
at the task. Not only do women do
their 'work better, they assert., but
they aro better engine wipers, more
painstaking and 1 Industrious.
Sveral score of women are em
ployed at this work In Montana and
the noveltyof seeing them about the
yards has worn off. Not a tew
them are mothers, supporting fam
lllos; others here are the wives of
soldiers.
When Interviewed, they were "al
most a unit In declaring they pre
ferred engine wiping to washing
dishes and la addition, they declare
roundhouse work ia far more health
ful. :' ,.' '
Waahlngton, Doc. 13. Volumln-
oua documents shedding light on the
German system for blowing up muni
tion factories and practicing sabot
age and espionage have been assem
bled by the department of justice In
preparation for disclosure, it was
said today, but officials have not de
termined what portion of these it
would be wise to give out, or when it
might be done without interfering
with activities of government agents
still in progress.
The disclosure of A. Bruce Biela
ski, chief of the bureau of investiga
tion, before (he sena'e committee In
vestlgatlng propaganda constitute
only a small part ot the evidence of
German practices gathered by the
departments agents.
Mr. BielaskI haa confined himself
to propaganda, it was pointed out,
and this virtually ' was a separate
branch of Gorman work in this coun
try. Ordinarily propaganda was car
ried on by a distinctly different
group ot German agenta and the
ohlet German agents, took pains
to keep knowledge of sabotage plans
from these propagandists.
The files of the bureau of Inves
tigation are aald to contain hundreds
ot nam eg of German agents and
Americans with whom they, bad
dealings in 'gathering information
about the nation's war preparations,
and concerning Germany's enemies
before this country entered the war.
These names have not been disclo
sed.
Portland, Dec. It Four Minute
Men,' who have performed such
splendid work ainco the United
States entered the war by carrying
the messages approved by the gov
ernment to the people by word of
mouth, will give their valedictory fn
the Red Cross membership , drive.
The Red Cross , campaign, : which
opens Monday, December 16, will
oloae December 23, and on the day
following the organization of the
Four Minute Men will disband. Mem
bers ot the Four Minute Men were
carefully selected and they operated
in every city ot tho country. Their
specialty was in addressing audien
ces in theatres between acts, and in
this manner they reached millions
of people.
For their farewell appearance,. the
Four Minute Men will discuss the
welfare work of the Red Cross, a
subject with which they are familiar
as they have made three other ap
pearances in behalf of this society.
FIVE . CONVERSATIONS SIMUL
TANEOUSLY OVER ONE
wma
CHILE AND PERU REPLY
TO UNITED STATES NOTE
Washington, Dec. 13. Chile and
Peru i have replied to the United
States note. Peru is understood to
have indicated .the wish ' that the
good offices tf the United - States be
employed to '. bring about' a settle
ment. Chile contented herself with
expressing appreciation of the spirit
In which the offer was made.
PRACTICAL
MBLEX
III SERVICE MORE THAN MOKTH
Announcement Is Made By Boriesoa
of Letter From President Theo
dore N. Vail
LANSTO RESUMETRADE ,
WITHtPARTS OFRUSSIA
Washington, .. D. C, : Dec.' 13.
Plana for resuming' a general trade
with parta 'ot Russia and Finland
were disclosed from announcements
ot the war board that applications'
now be considered for. Import licen
ses fur commodities, Including plat
inum, hides, 'aklns, '! fuel, sulphur
and seeds.
El
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Washington, Dec. 13. Every cap
ltal ship of the American' navy now
in Europe, including dreadnaught
squadrons which have been operat
ing with the British fleets, will re
turn to home waters' this month.
They are expected to reach New York
December 23. Their return will be
celebrated by a naval review.
BILL INTRODUCED FOR
PURCHASE OF PHONE LINES
Washlnton, Dec.' 13. Representa
tive Moon today introduced a bill
authorizing Postmaster-Gereral Bur
leson to negotiate for the purchase of
the telephone systems now under
government ownership. Representa
tlve Moon aald Mr. Burleson inform
ed him that President Wilson ap
proved the measure.
Washlnton, Dec. -Pdatmaster-
General Burleson baa made public a
letter from Theodora N. Vail, presi
dent .of the American Telephone ft
Telegraph company, announcing the
invention and development by ths
technical staff ot the Bell system ot
a practical system of multiplex tel
ephony and telegraphy by the use of
which it is now possible to Increase
many fold the message-carrying- ca
pacity ot long telephone and tele
graph wires." " -
"With this new system,' said Mr.
Vall's letter, "four telephone conver
sations over one pair of wires are
simultaneously carried on. In addi
tion to the telephone conversation
'Provided by the ordinary methods.
Thus,. over a single pair of wires ta.
total of five telephone conversations
are simultaneously operated, . each
giving service aa good as that in the
vlded by tho circuit-working in the
ordinary way. '"f
Mr. Vail said that an Installation
ot the multiplex telephone system be
tween Baltimore and Pittsburg had
been in service for more than a
month.'"'' ''--' "".'.-'"'"
"On Monday of this week," he
said, "accompanied by a party of dis
tinguished government and telephone
and telegraph officials, I made an in
spection of the system of Baltimore
and a test of the service provided be
tween Baltimore and Pittsburg. All
ot the party were delighted with the
successful working of the new sys
tem and the evident skill whtoh has.
been shown in developing It."
URGE PEOPLE TO EAT
OREGOX CRANBERRIES
Portland, Dec 13. Eat 'Oregon
cranberries. This is the appeal that
the food administration sent out to
day. One reason for the appsal is
the fact that there 4s a big surplus
of the Oregon ' fruit " this season.
Another is that the Oregon product
needs 40 per cent less sugar fian
do the eastern product. ;
Universal Membership Means More Than Money
I HARANGUE
GETS JONESJAILED
New York, Dec. 13. Ellis Jones,
purported author of documents pro
claiming a reign Of Bolshevlkism
throughout the United States begin
ning today, -waa arrested today in
Central Park while delivering . an
address. .
ALASKA. PREP ARES. TO USE
OYER 3,006 LABORERS
Seattle," WashJ' Dec! 13. Alaska,
preparing to do its share in recon
struction problems and the care ot
returned - soldiers will be able , by
next spring, to furnish employment
to at least 3,000 men,' according to
Governor' Thomag ' RIggs, Jr., ' who
passed through here on his way 1 to
Washington. ..-,.
MORE OF PERSHING'S
TROOPS ARE RELEASED
Washington, D. C, Dec 12. Ad
ditional organizations designated by
General 1 Pershing tor early return
home were anounced by the war
department aa follows:
Meteorological section . signal
Corps; batteries A, B. C, D. E and
i, headquarters compnay, supply
company and headquarters of .. the
48th regiment coast artillery corps;
first battalion 814th Pioneer infant
ry (colored); 172nd and. 174th aero
squadrons; 116th, 301st and 116th
trench mortar batteries. . ;
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