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NO. 276
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Situation In the East Causing
Deep Anxiety to the Huns, t
, Causing Action,
Enomy Activity Has Not Censed.
Twenty Undersea Craft Turned
Over to British Nary at Sun
. rise Tills Morning. '
(By Associated Press.)
' LONDON,- Nov. 20. The situation
In the east is causing intense anxiety
in Germany. ' The Berlin Lokal-An-
zeiger gives out the Information that
to meet this crisis a great German
army Is now marching eastward.
LONDON, Nov. 20. Sir George
Cave, speaking to the House of Lords,
today alleged that the enemy's ac
tivities have not ceased, and that
"Germany has already begun the
work of attempting to destroy the
unity of the allies and our unity at
home. I believe there Is a close alli
ance between the Bolshevik! and Ger
many, and we have ample evidence
oil this alarming situation during the
past week." v 1
LONDON, Nov. 20. Twenty Ger
man submarines were surrendered to
Roar Admiral Tyrwhltt today at sun
rise at a point thirty miles off Har
wich. . These are the first U-boatfl to
be turned' over to the allies under
the armistice agreomtn. Twenty more
are to be surrendered Thursday and
twenty .will be turned over Friday.
The remainder, of the underseas fleet
will be. -given up .to -the. allies .later,
The su'bmarines surrendered today
will proceed to Harwich In charge of
their own crews, and the German
sailors will then board transports for
return to their own country.
Closely following the message yes
terday afternoon announcing the cri
tical Illness of Glenn L. Bodie at Fort
Worden, Washington, another wire
reached his parents fist at evonlng
stating that death had ensued. Glenn
Leslie Bodie was born at Elgin, 111.,
July 10, 1894, andl was therefore a
little more than 24 years of ago. The
family lived at Elgin until Glenn was
nine years old, when they moved to
Sycamore, Illinois, remaining at that
place until 1910, when they came to
Roseburg, making (his city their
home since that date.
In 1913 Glenn obtained a position
in the local postofflce, which he filled
until Juy 1 of this year, resigning
his work to enlist In the army as an
auto mechanic. On August 15 he
was entrained for Spokane, Washing
ton, latter being transferred to Fort
Worden, Washington. ,
On June 12, 1917, Glenn Bodie
was united in marriage to Miss Opal
Attertaury, of this clty.who, with the
father and mother, are left to mourn
his loss.
Funeral arrangements have not
been announced, but It Is believed the
body will be brought to this placo for
burial. Mrs. Bodie was with her
husband When death, resulting from
pneumonia following Influenza, came
yesterday evening.
The United States Civil Service
Commission has announced an exami
nation for the County of Douglas,
Oregon, to be held at Roseburg on
December 14, 1918, at 9.30 a. 'm.,
to fill the position of rural carrier
at Wilbur and vacancies that may
later occur on rural routes from
other jpost offices In the above-mentioned
county. The examination will
be open only to mole citizens who
are actually domiciled In the terri
tory of a post office in the county
and who meet the other requirements
set forth In Form No. 1977. This
form and application blanks may be
obtained from the .offices mentioned!
above or from the United States Ci
vil Service Commission at Washing
ton, D. C. Applications Bhould be
forwarded to the Commission at
Washington at the earliest practic
able date. ' -.'..
' (By Associated Press.) r
LONDON, Oct. 30. (Correspond
ence of The Associated Press) . Mar
ried men and those who have seen
long service in the British armies
will receive first consideration in the
demobilization of British fighting
forces, says Dr. Christopher Addison,
Minister of Reconstruction. "Pivot
al" men, he said, would come back
early. .':':.-.;' ..',;."'. '
The demobilization, said the Mini
ster, should be so conducted that mil
lion's of men In the navy and army
would have nn early opportunity of
emtployment. Accordingly a plan ar
ranged on Industrial requirements
had been prepared. ,
As the men are demobilized they
will be re-emiployed in the various
Industries from which they were
withdrawn to enter the army. There
will be special facilities giving access
to the land, said Dr. Addison. 1 Gar
dens or large plots will be provided.
Councils composed of employers
and working men have been organ
ized in forty or fifty different trades.
Already these bodies are removing
sources of irritation ; and bringing
a spirit of solidarity, a better spirit
then prevailed under former agree
ments, said the Minister. .
In as much as the necessity for
producing as much food as' ipossible
will not end with the war, Dr. Ad
dison said,, he believed some control
over the useof the land would con
tinue to be exercised by the govern
ment Great Britain Bhould manu
facture' nitrates for "manures on t
large scale. '
The Minister declared that unless
care was exercised; there would be
a great deal of speculation while the
demobilization of the army was in
progress and prices might advance
to the great detriment of industry.
Mrs. L. B. Skinner was a delight
ful hostess to members of the Men
tal Culture club at her country home,
-Edlegenge, yesterday afternoon.. Hie
house was charmingly decorated with
bowls of Chrysanthemums. At a
short business meeting at which Mrs.
George Neuner, president of the club
resigned, Mrs. O. P. Coshow, vice
president, occupied the chair. It waB
decided! that the next meeting on
December third, will be devoted to
war work and that the Christmas so
cial meeting will take place on the
17th of December. For. this latter
occasion a refreshment committee
was elected composed of Mrs. J. A.
Buchanan, Mia. Hagar, Mrs. Hinkle,
Mrs. Plerson and Mrs. Mose Rice.
At the conclusion of the "business
meeting, a short program was en
joyed. Mrs. Hoover read a very in
teresting paper on Medical Supervi
sion of the Public Schools, which was
followed by two solos by Mrs. Heine,
beautifully sung. The final number
on the program was a reading by
Mrs. Jean Pitts, delivered in her own
original style.
A social hour was enjoyed and de
licious refreshments were served by
the MeBdames Sklnner.s Bradburn,
Woolforth, Van Horn and Bell.
Those participating In this func
tion were the Mesdames W W. Ash
craft, E. C. Bale, William Bell, J. A.
Buchanan, George Bradburn, R. M.
Brumfleld, O. P. qoshow, W. H. Fi
sher, Roscoe Green, Eleanor Hagar,
George Houck. E. V. Hoover, 8. B.
Evans, George Kohlhagen, Frankle
Howell, A. C. Marsters, T. M. OlII
vant, James Pearson, Jean Pitts, M.
F. Rice, L."B. Skinner, W. A. Smlck,
Esther Van Horn, Marie Flint, Fran
ces Russell, Heine, Robert Gilo, Win
ston, Fred Winaton, Harry Winston,
Howard; and Miss Marie Martens. 'A
number of new names for member
ship were favorably considered.
Cossacks Clean Out Vipers
Nest at Kiev and Establish
Sane Government. . v
See Way Clour for Keacliing Euro
pean llutisltt with War Supplies
by Way of Black Sea.
The Assembly Flees,
(By Associated Press.)
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 20.-7.The
(Jkranian ' Government, established
under German influences following
Russia's collapse and withdrawal
from the war, has been overturned
and Kiev captured by troops from
Astrakan, apparently under leader
ship of General Denlkine, antl-Bol-shevlkl
leader .according to reports
published In Swedish newspapers.
The Ukranian national assembly fled
and a provisional government was
immediately established by the suc
cessful army. t
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Reports
of the overturning of the Ukranian
government by. General Denlklnes'
troo(s was received with great satis
faction in diplomatic circles - here.
Officials stated that this fact will
make the Allies'-work In handling 1
the Russian problem much easier, j
With the Cossacks in charge, many.
of whom are themselves Ukranians,
It will be easier to. reach European
Russia with supplies and munitions
via the Block Sea. General Denlklnes
was commander of the Russian ar
mies on the southwestern front and
before the collapse of the govern
ment successfully led the troops In
the invasion of Austria, and only fell
biack when the morale of his army
was broken down by the Petrograd
government going to pieces.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. A gen
eral Increase in express rates is an
nounced by Director McAdoo. ., West,
of the Mississippi the rates on merch
andise will be Increased about ten
to twelve cents per hundred pounds
over the present scale. The Increase
on ifood stuffs will be about 75 per
cent ns much as on merchandise.
CUPATION, Nov. 20. The Ameri
cans shoved their lines across the
Herman frontier today at ipolnts op
posite Briey and Audun-Le Roman.
To the northward the American
troops also entered tlieDuchy of Lux
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Pres
ident Wilson and the United States
reace 'delegation will go to Europe
i n a big army transport conveyed by
:. dreadnaught and flotilla ot de
: troyers. , ' ;
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Secre
tary Daniel today recommended, to
: he house naval committee a policy
I continued naval expansion, rogard
' 2S3 of possible peace conference de-
Isions, because, he stated, no one
1 an forsee their decisions.
WASHINGTON, ' Nov. 20. Post
naster General Burleson today an
nounced' the consolidation of the We
stern Union Telegraph Co. and the
Postal companies under government
(By Associated Press.)
PORTLAND; Nov. 20. After robb
ing C. G. Hermann, tender at tho
Oregon end of the Inter-state Bridge
crossing the Columbia river last
nlcht, the highwayman shot and kill
ed Deputy Sheriff Frank Twombley,
who camo up at that time, then made
his escape In an automobile with a
woman companion The Multnomah
County Court has , offered a reward
of $1000 for apprehension of the
muraerer, ana tne erra'ge commission
has offered a like sum.
' (By Associated! Press.)
, NEW YORK, NoV, 20 Roy How
ard, presidoht of tjhe United Press,
r -turned from Washington, today,
after a conforence Tilth Secretary Da
niels, of the navy, pnd has Issued a
lengthy statement In explanation of
the hoax .perpetrated on the public
by announcing an armistice several
days before the agreement was reach
ed. - Howard blames Admiral Wilson',
and) says, that were the same "iden.
tical proposition 'presented tomorrow,
we would act as we did on November
7. Tho report says, that all of the
army and navy bases on the French
coast celebrated as a result of the
same report ' -, c
WASHINGTON, Kov. 20'. Secre
tary Daniels road President Howard's
statement, blaming Admiral Wilson
for the false press reports of the
supposed signing' of the armistice
several days In advance, and then
said: "I authorized! Howard to make
no Statemont 'concerning his confer
ence with me in relation: to this mat
ter. - In fact, I did not understand
that he had an; Intention of making
a public statement." r-
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' (By Associated Press. 1
SEATTLE, Nov. 20. The metal
trades council of this city has tele
graphed the American Federation of
Labor, asking that a general nation
wide strike .be ordered as a protest
against the execution of Tom Moo
ney, convicted of murder In connec
tion with preparedness day parade In
San Francisco, and sentenced! to die
December 13. British labor leaders
will also be asked to call a strike In
England and Canada.
(By Associated Press.)
: LONDON, Nov. 20. In' any quest
ion of provisioning Germany, Eng
land will be obliged to take Into ac
count the conditions under which
Rrltlsh prisoners In Germany are be
ing released unless the cruel treat
ment they are receiving Is" discon
tinued, the British government warn
ed Germany In a wireless message.
. (Byi Associated Press.)
.WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. Post
master Gener 1 Burleson today order
ed today a reduction In the telegraph
rates on night messages, cutting the
minimum toll from one dollar to
fifty cents between Atlantic and Pa
cific coast states. The order becomes
effective January 1.
PARIS, Nov. 19. To end the dis
cussion as to whether or not Wfl
helm Hohenzollern has really abdi
cated, It Is understood that the Ger
man government Intends to publish
his decree of abdication, consisting
af an attempt to justify the war on
the ground of Germany's Isolation.
BORN To tho wife of D. O. Flanery,
of Dillard, November 20, 1918, a
Bells and Whistles Proclaim
Tidings at Two O'clock
and Crowds Gather.
Mrs. Lyle Mnreters Gives a Graphic
.. Portrayal of tKe Street SceneB in
the Canadian City During .
, the Vast Festivities.
A most Interesting letter, written
at Toronto, Canada, by- Mrs.1 Lyle
Marsters, was received! here by Mrs.
A. C. Marsters this week, and is de
soriiptive of- the intense joyousness
that swept over the people there,
when the news of the armistice was
-proclaimed throughout tho city. Eli
minating the personal foatures of the
letter, we quote: ,
The news ot the signing of the af
mlstice reached here at 2:06 a. m
At three o'clock we were awakened
by the fire engine the engine house
Is directly across the street from our
window. In about five minutes they
came back clanging their bells and
Veiling? "The war Is over, the war
Is over." Sirens and bello began, and
soon the people commenced filling
the streets. Craig awoke and noth
ing could Induco the youngster to
no to sleep again, so about five a. m.
he and I got up and dressed and fol
lowed the crowd. I shall never for
get It as long as I live. It was still
dark, but that did not matter.;
Evorbody was laughing, singing
and hugging each other. Here and
there you would see; women 7 with
tears streaming down their faces, 'but
smiling through it all. You can real
ize that It is such a great deliverance
to these people hore, when you have
seen the number of crippled soldiers
and read the casualties and the "In
Memoriam" In the dally papers.
There was to have been a half holi
day this p. m. In the Interest of the
victory loan. Well, Everyone took a
whole holiday. No one even thought
of going to work, and the street cars
have not been running since about
eight or nine this morning. It is
9 p. m. as I write and the people are
still celebrating as violently as when
they began at 3 this morning.
Yesterday there was a big thanks
giving service In Queen's Park. It
Is estimated that from 76,000 to
100,000 people attended. Sousa's
band of sailors from the U. S. Great
Lakes Naval Training Station played
and was In the parade today. It had
been planned as a victory. loan pa
rade, but was much larger than was
anticipated. Several contingents of
returned men were In It what are
left of them. There were also several
klltl bands-wlth their bagpipes.
The United States Jackios were
certainly given an ovation. You
would be surprised of course every
one wears or carries a flag but Just
about every other flag Ib the Stars
and Stripes. When the R. A. F. ca
dets' paraded the other day, nearly
everyone had the U. 8. flag pinned
on his coat.
Saturday afternoon we wont to the
big football game between the R. A.
F. and the O. T. C.
Lyle's knee was so bod- that they
did not ask him to play, although he
went on the field as a "spare" In
case they Bhould need him. Fortun
ately his particular man did not get
knocked cut, so he did not have to
play. O. T. C. won.
The M. O. sent Lyle to the general
hospital this morning and they took
an X-ray of his knee. It does not
got well and they haven't been able
to find what Is wrong. Ho has "no
duty", but has to stay at tho bar
racks until about 10:45 nearly every
night. They are keeping a certain
number there evory night In case of
a raid. It idbes'nt look as If there
wquld lie now,
I never saw such a mob of happy
people as are here today. Even the
Chinamen hod a big parade of their
own about 8:30 this morning. Just
now I can hear the bagpipes playing
"Ood Save the King."
Lyle feels terribly disappointed at
not getting overseas. . If this armis
tice had come one week later, he
would have been in England now.
The "flu" was the excuse given for
postponing the draft, but it was plain
to be seen' that it hardly applied In
the. case of tho O. T- .C although It
dirt! In some other companies, but we
cannot help being thankful it Is over,
especially when you see the happi
ness It has brought to these people.
. It is thought that the men overseas
will be demobilized first, and In that
case it will be several months before
Lyle will be free. Lyle thinks he will
know something about when he can
get away in a few days, and wants
me to stay until Thursday, but will
leave the last of the week sure, un
less I find that he can get away very
soon. ' .' -"';.
We saw a case of shell shock to
day the most -plttiful - thing you
can Imagine. A firecracker had ex
ploded in front of a soldier and made
him faint. ' Thoy brought him into
the restaurant where we were taking
Jinner, and after he came to he
twitched all ovor, and had no control
of himself for several minutes. The
soldiers who were with him seemed
to know just how to handle htm, and
he was soon all-right.- He was not
nearly recovered from shell shock,
they told Lyle, but that little fire
cracker was all that was necessary to
send him into one of those fits again
Some of them never get over It, .but
grow worse and worse until they be
come Insane. There seems to be no
specific cure for It. !. :
. A special meeting of the executive
committee of the United War Work
drive was held this morning and the
matter of putting on a whirl-wind
final to the drive in this' city was dls
cussed. County Chairman CoBhow re
ported that,he had been informed by
headquarters, at Portland that up to
last evening Oregon -had subscribed
$1)69,000, or nearly $200,000 oyer
the original quota for the state, and'
now that they were undertaking to
reach the fifty per cent additional
called for. Twenty-eight counties in
the- state are already over the top;
eight countlos have passed the 150
per cent mark. Portland has given
$475,000 and will likely reach $600,
000. In tho list of counties publish
ed In the morning papers, Douglas
Is still near the bottom of the list,
with only 62 per cent. raised..- Rose
burg still lacks over $1,000 of her
original quota. A special committee
was named to undertake to secure
the full quota for Roseburg, and this
committee will begin Its labors this
afternoon. A number of tho outBlde
districts havo not yet reached 'their
full quota as yet, -but will no doubt
be able to report having done so by
tho end of the drive. Many of o'jr
patriotic citizens have doubled their
first subscriptions, and others will do
this, rather than have our city and
county fall, .
'("' Publicity Chairman.
The patriotic services hold at the
Presbyterian church today met with
excellent favor, and the morning and
afternoon sessions were well attend
ed. This evening the session will be
of a nature to Inspire better citizen
ship, and doubtless many who were
unable to attend the day sessions, be
cause of bJslnoss hindrances, . will
take advantage of the opportunity.
The following program will be
given at the Prosbytorlun church, be
ginning at 7:jS0 o'clock:
Scripture Reading and Prayer, Rec.
J. C. Spencer.
Hymn, "Onward Christian Sol
diers." What Is It to be Born In America.
Mrs. Thackrah.
Selection, by the Liberty Chorus.
Address, "The Dlble School as a
Factor In America", by Rov. Coppage.
Selection, by the Liberty Chorus.
Addlress, "DerAOcracy Safe for tho
World", Rev. Quick.
Salute to' the Flag, Liberty Cborus.
America, Liberty Chorus.
Civil Actions Triable
Jury go Over to the
February Term.
milium in iniiniiiiinrrt
Ono Hundred Forty-four Cases In
Docket Little Decrease iu Liti
gation During the War Year.
, Docket Well Cleared.
At a meeting of .the mombers of
the Roseburg bar, held at the office
of Hon. O. P. Coshow recently, it was
agreed that, owing to the prevalence
of Influenza, all civil cases triable by
a jury Bhould be continued to the
next February term of Court. ; Judge
Hamilton accepted the agreement of
the bar and consequently the call of
tho docket for the November 1 1th
term of court -was not taken up until ,
this morning.. It was then announc
es by his honor that he would call
no jury for the 'November term and
all cases which are to be tried before ,
Before calling the ' docket . Judge .
Hamilton announced! his ruling In
the case of Libblo Forman vs. Wil
liam Forman, a contested divorce
case In whloh the testimony was
taken last week, and gave the plain
tiff a decree of divorce with $160
alimony but without costs to, either
(iarty. .' ; - .1 ' ' '.''
The call then proceeded and re
sulted in 12 cases being dismissed,
.17 continued over the term, lnclud- -lug
all jury cases, and 23 were passed
for various reasons. . The total num
ber of cases on the docket was 144
but many of these hadf been already
tried in the court before the call and
others such as -foreclosure "of tax
Hens are subject to sdeh proceedings
ns may be had by default. ' ;
The net result of the call was tn
clear up the docket to a greater de
gree than usual. From the number
of cases It appears that' business be
fore the court id of about the usual
magnitude. The docket for the No
vember term one year ago shows only ,
twolvo'moro cases' than at .the pres
ent term, so there has -been little de
crease In litigation during the war
year. ' - : ' ' . .
Do not fall to complete your Li
berty ' Bond payments Is the appeal
of Secretory of the Treasury William
G. McAdoo, as sent to Twelfth Feder
al Reserve District Liberty Loan
headquarters. '
Following Is the Secretary's ap
peal: ' ' ,
'Many employers throughout the
country have rendered most patriotic
assistance In the distribution of Li
berty Loan -bonds to tholr employees
rnd have asslstod them- In the pur
chase of these bonds' by arranging
that paymonts may be made In In
stallments covering a period! of time
longer than that which could be
granted by the Treasury Department.
'It Is the duty of the subscribers
to- bonds of these partial-payment
plans to complete the contract Into
which! they have entered. If they do
not do so, both they and the Govern
ment suffer, as the bonds for which
they have contracted and for which
t hey do not pay In full must usually
he sold In tho open market.
'It Is, of course, recognized that
In case of necessity caused by slck-
s or other unavailable circum
stances, cancellations of subscriptions
or Bales of bonds are warranted! In
cases where employees have made
arrangements to purchaso these
bonds on Installment ,plans and then
rover their connection with the em
ployer with whom they have made
subscriptions, arrangements should
be made for the completion of the
subscription or for having the sub
scription tnlton ovor by tho new em
ployer or by a bank In the community
where the subscriber resides, thus
avoiding the necessity for sale of the
bonds covered by the subscription."