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DAILY EDITION A VOL. IX., No. 70. FOCH PLACES HEAVY GUARD 10,000 HOLDIKIUi IN IUM11K V1U8 ONH HADLY TRKATKD, HOMH OP WHOM AUK KILLKD BRITISH PREPARED FOR WORST May Hluk llolnlioviks Who DiNplay Ilod Flag Over Wlutt lUntuUiui of the German Fleet Zurli-b, Deo. 27. Newspapers say that a battalion of Infantry baa oc eupled Mannheim, by order of Gen eral Foch, to watch the prison camp nearby whore 10,000 allied prisoners await liberation. This stop takeu by General Koch la duo to bad treat ment of the prlsonors, xeveral of whom have boon murdered. Mann heim Is fn the neutral tone east of the Hlilno provided by the armUtlce. AoiHterdHm, 1t, 27. A Berlin dispatch says the British admiralty la prepared to take draatlc nioana xalnst tho propagation of Bolsfce vlkUin In that part of tho Gorman fleet remaining In German hands. Binking of vessels displaying the red flax and execution of the crews Inferted with Bolshevlklsm la threat ened, It la declared. STREET FROM CAMPAIGN Washington, Dec. 27. William Jennings llryan, hero anslHtlng In purging of tho democratic party and tho elimination of all Wall streot and plutocratic connections, wants the resolutions, adopted at tho llnl tlmnro ronventlon, barring Belmont, Ryan and associates from tho porty, enforced to the letter, and audi men aa llarni h and similar lenders elim inated In order to end tho dominion of the old solid sonth and Wall street. He has had many conferences 3iore with congressmen and senators, and Is for the nomination or Chump Clark or some other western man for prcsldont In 1920. Many of Bryan's friends were defeated for the, next ennsrons, and they aro being In structed when they rnmo home, to arrange for an antl-Wnll street and anti-South combination of tho demo cratic party In 1920. itrssiAN noiiKiiKviKi aiik active ix Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay, Doc, 27. The government has ordered tho mobilization of units or tho Uruguay an nrmy In face of threatened labor troubles throughout the republic. Foreign agitators, principally Rus sians, hnve been busy for several days endeavoring to foment a gen eral strike. HTATK WORKER RESIGNS AOtXHJNT OF ILIj HEALTH Snlem, Ore., Doc. 27. L. P. Har rington, stato club workor under tho dopartmont of education, and one of the first men In the United States to start boys' and girls' agricultural club work, hns resigned due to til health. ' Paris, Dec. 21. Rumors that the former emperor of Germany had been assassinated have become cur rent here, notably in the chamber of deputies. There la not the slightest confirmation of the report up to the jkTesont. OVER HAN BOLSHEVIKt ARE TRIGFOR PEACE Have Ifcmewod Itoolre for Term Wince Christinas Given No Consideration by Allies London, Dec. 27. The allied gov ernment, alnce Christmas, have again been approached by the Rue lan Bolshevlkl government, regard ing pence terma. They met no re sponse, aa their appeal emlnatod from a government which baa not been recognized by the allies. The whole Russian question la now under discussion. GEN. PERSHING TO 8KND 20,000 MORE TIIOOPB HOME Washington, Dec. 27. Lists of units of the expeditionary forces as signed for early convoy home, cabled today by General Pershing, com prised 600 offlcera and nearly 20,000 mon. They Included the 44th, 60th, and 64th coast artillery regiments and the 49th and 331st Infantry. MINX FKINKItH VICTORIOUS IN THK IthX'KNT ELECTION' Dublin, Dec. 19. Correspondence of tho Associated Tress) The Sinn Fein victory over the Nationalists In the recent parliamentary elections exceeded the highest hopes of the Sinn Felncrs. It Is believed that when the final count la made on December 28 the Sinn Felnera will have won a major- Ity of the Irish seats. In fact, before the election they had gained 2!i seats because the Nationalists did not op pose them. The Sinn Felnora elected will not take their seat. They will forfolt tho 150 which they had to post as an election fee and which Is return able only whon a member takes his oath and his seat. REDUCE PRESENT WAGES Butte, Mont., Doc. 27. An urgent appeal to employers not to attempt to reduce wages while tho cost "of living remains abnormally high U contained In a letter mailed today by John II. Mcintosh, state manager of the Montana Employers' anaociur tlon, to the membership of the or Ionization. "Make no effort to reduce wages or materially chango working condl tlons at this tlmo," Mr. Mcintosh's loiter says. "Wages which wore booHted disproportionately high bo- cause of war conditions must Inevlt ably ioiiio down, nnd fair minded wngo earners recosnlzo that fact, but to roduce wages before commodity prices nre lowered, to lesson tho pay of tho workers before living costs nre cheaper, is a financial and moral wrong and can mean nothing but economic, confusion. "Give back to the returning sol- dler the Job that he loft whon he enlisted. Some Instances may arise where circumstances make thrs Im possible, but as far as possible the man who loft stoady employment to fight for his country should bo re turned to his former place. "It Is the houndon duty of every employer to take cognizance of the changes wrought by the great war, particularly to the changes In thought and the domand for eco nomic bottermont. The business of the future will have four partners tho employer, the employe, the executive management and the pub-. Ho. Close cooperation between the units of this partnership means suc cess and prosperity for all. Friction and Indifference spell failure." Mr. Mcintosh terms the spread of Bolshevism "the greatest menace to America," and calls on business jnen to "spread the gospel that our re public; Is the bestqn earth; that, like all human agencjes, evil creeps in, but that In time these are remedied through the ballot and that there Is no excuse . for (Bolshevism nor a clam government In America." GRANTS PASS, JOSEPH I NH COUNTf, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, GERMAN SAILORS INT YANKS TO QUELL RIOTS sMBHsjaMMBBMBaBBBf -; f .'?",., " i 1 f "l . Believe They Will Not Have American Troops Come to FrenchSocialists May London, Dec. 27. "We shall not have peace here until tbo English and American troops come to keep order," la the statement attributed by the Dally Express correspondent to one ot the rlotloua German sail ors In Berlin. Others expressed them selves similarly. Some of the sailors said: "Don't let them send the French or there will be more fighting." All the lower classes are willing to aee foreign troops In Berlin. The correspondent considers one of the most disquieting factors the part played by the sailors' wives and sweethearts, some of whom partici pated In' the fighting. Berlin, Dec. 27. As a result of yesterday's deliberations It Is be lieved In some quarters that the ma BERNSTORFF LIKES S 14 Paris, Doc. 27. "All the belllger ents have accepted President Wil son's 1 4 points and the only question to be discussed Is their Interpreta tion," said Count von Bernstorff, for mer German ambassador to the Unit ed States, In giving his opinion of What Germany's attitude would be at the peace conference, according to the Geneva correspondent ot the Ma tin. "Gormany," declared the count, "will keep to the president's pro gram, which grants each people of an ethnical group the right to dis pose of itself." Asked If he thought the presi dent's program would furnish the basis for a lasting peace, Count von Hornstorff shrugged his shoulders. "This Is the only one which can be proposed at present," he added, "and tho attempt must bo made to apply it. At any rate, we shall support It." More than three weeks probably will elapse before tbe general peace conforenco assembles. It Is nnllkply that any official statement will be issued In the meantime concerning tho number of governments to be represented or the tests to be ap plld to dotermlno thesright of appli cants to participate. MISFORTUNE strikes CALIFORNIA FAMILY Eureka, Cal., Dec. 27. The three sons of Mrs. Charles Shepherd living near here all have lost their eye sight, either wholly or In part, as I the result of accidents. William Shepherd Is in a local hospital recovering from the effocts ot the removal of an eye which was Injured when struck by a flying piece of board In a mill where he was working. Janios Shepherd, his small broth er, lost an eye several years ago when strucfc by a jack knife while at play. The other eye became affect ed and the boy is totally blind. Grover Shepherd, another brother, lost an eye In a dynamite explosion, WILSON HAS LONG TALK London, Dec. 27. President Wil son conferred with Lloyd George and I Foreign Minister Balfour tor over tnree Hours today. A great crowd gathered1 at the palace to cheer Wil son. The conference Is described as aatl'sfnetory. -5 j, Peace 'Until toe English and Berlin" Don't Want the Retire From Cabinet jority of the socialists will retire from the cabinet, lea ring the inde pendents In full control. Berlin, Dec. 27. The Spartacua faction was atlll controlling the Vor waerts' office late yesterday, but the government promlgedthat they would be ejected. Berlin, Dec. 27. The cabinet was In secret session most of yesterday. The Independents were also In con ference, giving rise to the famor that Haase, leader of the Independent so cialists, would be called upou to or ganize a new government. The crisis is likely to continue for sev eral daya and the efforts of both fac tions may meet with an unforseeh solution. BEET GROIRS RECIEVE Salt Lake City. Dec 27. Checks totaling more than $5,000,000 were mailed to growers of sugar beets In this inter-mountaln section by the six sugar manufacturing companies which operate 23 sugar factories in Utah, Idaho and Washington. . The payments constitute the final settle ments for this year's crop ot sugar beets, with the possible exception of a few thousand tons which were still In the ground tbe mlddlo ot Decern ber. Farmers received approximately $10 a ton for sugar beets In Utah this season. Ealy In November pay ments ot over $7,000,000 were made by the several companies operating In this territory. The total beet crop for this season was more than 1,200,000 tons this season which Is considered a satisfactory yield. Washington, Dec. 27. During the week ended December 20, 7,468 wounded and sick soldiers were land ed In the United States from the American expeditionary forces. The surgeon general's report today shows that 5,826 were landed at New York and 1,640 at Newport News. BAKER SEES SPEEDY OF Washington, Dec. 27. Immediate legislation authorizing resumption of voluntary enlistment in the army and tho repeal of provisions of the selective service act limiting enlist ments to the period of the war, was urged today by Secretary Baker in a letter to Chairman Dent ot the house military committee. Without the legislation,' Secretary Baker said, tho army after the proc lamation of peace, would not have sufficient forces to perform essential I military duties, Including the polic ing of the military border. "This legislation is urgently neces sary," he wrote, "because as soon after the proclamation ' ot peace as the existing emergency will permit those who have enlisted or been drafted to serve, during the emer gency, must all, in accordance with the law, he discharged. "The only men who will remain In the service are those men enlisted in the regular army on or prior to April 1, 1917, and whose ' enlist ments have not yet expired. ' This small number has been cut down by casualties and other vlclsltudes." ARMENIANS BYT S 2,000,000 Deported From Turkey and Attempting to Reach Homes Are Perishing V. 8. to Aid New York, Dec. 27. An Ameri can relief expedition carrying relief physicians, nurses and supplies will sail next month for (he Near East, it was announced here today by the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief. 'The United States government," the statement aald, "has loaned to the committee a 7,000-ton transport which will sail about the middle ot January with a commission of agri cultural experts, doctors, nurses. medical supplies and great numbers of modern American farm imple ments which will be used in Increas ing next year's crop." The committee made publlo a series ot cablegrams received by it, by 3. IP. Morgan & Co. and by tbe state department, setting forth needs of the people in the Near East and describing conditions of starvation . and death. One message signed by Charles P. Gates, president of the Robert col lege, said the situation was "desper ate." Another said "6,000 children are destitute," and asked for $600.- 000 for Red Cross purposes. Cables from Turkey said 2,000,000 deport ed Armenians, assembled at various towns In hopes of returning to their homes, were starring and that only 40,000 of these might survive. With out immediate relief only apne-quar- ter of Armenia's population could live until the next harvest, the death rate amounting to .20,000 monthly. More than 200,000 were virtually unclad, the message declared, ' and clothing and food were imepratlve PRES. TELLS TROOPS THET CAX DEPEND UPOX HIM Chaumont, Dee. 27. President Wilson today pledged himself to the American troops in the field, to at tain a peace which would preserve the fruits ot the sacrifices they have made. Standing with bared head in a field near Langres, over which Caes ar marched with his legions cen turies ago, the president told 10,000 American Infantrymen that, now that they had done their part to win the Ideals for which America entered the war, they could depend upon him to see that they were preserved. WHISKEY CAUSE OF MURDER AT LAKESIDE Reedsport, Ore., Dec. 27. The safe in the Milo Pierson store at Lakeside was blown open and several thousand dollars in bonds, money and stocks were stolen, the robbers leaving no clue. Julius Brocke, an alleged bootleg ger of North Bend, was found mur dered there. He had been struck on the head with a piece ot Iron and the body thrown into the water. Trouble over whiskey is believed to be the cause of the murder. No arrests have yet been made. ' Lakeside is in Coos county be tween North Bend and Reedsport. WANTS C. S. TO "BUTT IN" ON THE IRISH QUESTION Washington, Dec. 27. The senate held a briot session today and ad journed until Monday. Chairman Chamberlain, ot the mil itary committee, announced that he would address the senate Monday on the disposition and treatment of sol diers abroad and in home canton ments. Senator Phelan of California, dem ocrat, Introduced the house resolu tion now before the foreign affairs committee, proposing that the Amer ican peace commissioners assist in obtaining freedom for Ireland. :! HO - WHOLE NUMBER 2580. SAYS CZAR ID FAMILY WERE -- not in MAX WHO ESCAPES FROM PRI9. OX IXFORMS TUB ASSOCIATED ' PRESS OF THE FACT CAHHOT DIVULGE LOCATION Claims Allied Governments Know. CWs Purported Murder Merely Bolsbevfkl Propaganda ' Warsaw, Dec. 27. Michael . De Tchitchaef, who baa Just escaped from Ukraine, told the correspondent of the Associated Press that "there is no doubt that the czar and his en tire family are still alive. I cannot reveal where, because the czar does not wish H. He wants to be left alone, fiat his whereabouts are known to the allied governments. It is in a neutral country. The accounts of the czar's murder were manufactured hy Trotzky and Lenine for propaganda purposes." Tchitchaef said "it took much money and time, and also the llvei ' of many army officers to accomplish the czar's escape. Among the offi cers killed was Count Tatlchev, per sonal military attache, who was shot Instead ot the czar." Tchitchaef said the allies should send an army of occupation Into Russia to re-establish a stable gov ernment. IN SIBERIA ALLURING . The War Trade Board at Wash ington gives out the following infor mation in regard to the mining pos sibilities In Siberia: , "Siberia posesses practically all. the natural resources necessary for flourishing 'industries, but these re sources remain for the most part -unexplolted and industries undevel oped. The immediate and most ur gent need In this respect seems to be the exploitation of Iron and other metals which are necessary for the rehabilitation and improvement ot the transportation system, which is inadequate to meet the needs. "According to report, plans have already been prepared to erect steel ' manufacturing plants, which would ' use all raw materials on the spot. The Trans-Siberian railroad stimu-, lated coal mining and it is thought that this can be sufficiently develop ed to supply all needs. "Mining in Siberia has heretofore been confined principally to gold, copper and silver, whereas iron, lead and tin, large deposits of which are found, received little attention. East ern Siberia contains large mica beds recently discovered and is rich in good graphite. "Mining methods now used in Si beria are rather antiquated and the - Introduction ot modern mining ma chinery and modern mining methods in general will greatly stimulate pro duction." IERS HAVE Fl E Washington, - Deo. 27. Sixty eight thousand American soldiers had been returned from overseas up to December 21, and slightly over 500,000 In this country have been mustered out, the war - department told members ot the house military committee today. . 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