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Roseburg and Douglas
" . County. ' ,
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. Rain. .
t Lowest temo. last ntoth an
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The Only Paper in Roseburg Carrying Associated Press Dispatches
VOL. IX. , ,
NO. 207
While Waiting For Train to
' Oporto, Assassin Fires
Fatal Shot. " :
Enraged Crowd Meets Out Speedy and
Merited Punishment for Crime
Hohenzollern lilkeg Holland
' and Refuses to Leave. -
t ' (By' Associated Press.)
LISBON, Portugal, Dec. 16. Pres
ident Sidonlo Paes, of Portugal, was
shot and almost instantly killed at
the railway station in this city Satur
day at midnight, while waiting tor
a train tot Oporto. .The assissin, a
man named Jeetne, made his way
rinse to where the president stood,
surrounded bypartY.offri.ends, and
making sure or nis aim nreu ubiuib
anyone was aware of his intention.
As President Paes reeled and fell,
the crowd in the waiting room of the
station, immediately realizing that
the executive hadl been shot, rushed
upon the assailant and in a frenzy
of rage beat him to death. Another
man In the room, suspected of com
plicity in the murder, was arrested
by the police. The minister of justice
has taken charge of the executive
orflces and Is, noting as president.
-! :
Dr. Sidonio Paes was formally pro
claimed President of Portugal on last
June 9th. He headed a revolt in
Portugal in December, 1917,.and was
named President1 of the (provisional
government December 9, a few days
more than a year before he was'as-
Dr. Paes was a professor of mathe
matics in the University of Coinbra
when he entered the Portuguese ca
binet in 1911 as Minister of Public
Works. At the outDreak of the war
he was Portuguese Minister to Ger
many and remained in Berlin until
.the early part 9(916 when he re,;
turned to Lisbon. ' While .provisional
President, Dr. Paes declared that
Portugal would continue in agree
ment with jthe alles against Germany.
One of his first acts after being pro
claimed president was to take active
steps for greater participation in the
war by Portugal.
On December 6, while walking in
the streets of Lisbon, Dr. Paes was
fired at, but the shot went wild. The
President's aggressor was arrested.
Bill Declines to Leave.
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 16. William
Hohenzollern, after being politely
told by a representative of the Dutch
government that his presence appear
ed likely to involve Holland in diffi
culties with the allies, declined to
leave the country, according to the
The former emp'eror and war lord
of Germany was told that his free
departure would be a matter of ex
treme gratification to the Dutch gov
ernment, the newspaper report says.
. Support Lloyd George. -'
LONDON, Dec. 16. It is almost a
foregone conclusion that Lloyd
George's coalition candidates were
' victorious In the recent elections
It will be a fortnight before the votes
will be counted and results announc
ed definitely. -t ..
'- Parliament in Disfavor. -'
MADRID, Dec. 16. Premier Ro-
manones, after a cabinet meeting
was called for considering the
serious rebellious outbreaks in Cata
lonia, Issued a note declaring that
the- king had been asked to sign -a
decree suspending parliament.
Joseph O'Netl, the transient who
entered the Rose barber shop oh She-
rldan street Friday night and ap.
proprlated some men's wearing ap
parel land- a few dollars in money,
was broucht before County Recorder
Whipple this morning and' fined 125.
Not having surnclent -money on hand
to liquidate the fine, he will do time
in jail for the next twerve days. This
, Individual was arrested by Marshal
Hodges and.-he was the person who
was at the wheel of the automoble
that "road" the track'from the foot of
Douglas street to the S. P. dispatch
er's office Friday night. He was ac
companied at the time by a soldier
and another man.
Tha 6th artillery, C. A. CI, which
hita many Portlnndera in its ranks, is
to be one of the first regiments to re
tarn to the United States and Is now
under orders, accortWng to an ordci.i
letter received by Adjutant General
Charles F. Beebe from Colonel Cabell
yesterday, says Saturday's Portland
Telegram. . i
General Beeoe wrote to Colonel Ca
bell inquiring the whereabouts of the
regimont, at the request or Mrs. ueo.
L: Williams, president of the auxili
ary to the 6th. The reply received
by the general follrws: ,
"Replying to your lettor. request
ing the whereabouts of the 65th ar
tillery, C. Ai ., I have found, on
Inquiry, that the headquarters and
two battalllons were, at last report,
somewhere in the Argonne. - The
other 4 attalllon was with the 5th ar
my corps, but the exact location Is
not known. ' What is more Important,
however. Is that the regiment is
among the first to return to the Unit
ed States, and In now under orders.
It may be some little time( even some
two or three months -before they
come, but they are among the first."
G. P. McLaughlin, an S. P. Co. fire
man, died of influenza this morning
at 7 o'clock at the family home on
South ' Pine street. . Deceased was
23 years old the sixth day of Febru
ary, and was a native ot Wisconsin.
Mr. McLaughlin came to Roseburg
from Grants Pass some years ago. and
has made this city his headquarters
ever since. He was highly esteemed
among the railroad men of the divi
sion, and besides had a large circle of
acquaintances among the business
men and fraternal orders of the city.
He was actively identified with the
Elks lodge, and that order will have
charge of the funeral, which will be
held at Masonic cemetery tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The widow
and one child, a little son, survive,
and the heartfelt sympathy of the
entire commulty goes out to the be
reaved family in this, hour of darkest
C. W. Frazier, who hails from Ore
eon City, was before the police judge
this morning and fined J50 for car-
Tyin'g concealed' weapons" Frazier had
fallowed some woman to Roseburg
from Oregon City, but for what mo
tive it is not known. . He had former
ly kept company with the lady, the
latter 's mission here being to marry
a young man of Glendale, which
wedding took place at the Roseburg
Hotel last Saturday. He h:;d been
on the woman's track for several
days, knew that she was going to
Glendale, but did) not know that she
was going? to stop in Roseburg where
her marriage was to take place. He
finally discovered her location and
immediately came to this city. On
alighting front the train the officers
noticed his peculiar actions and he
was closely questioned, later search:
ed with the result, that a gun was
found upon his person. Whether or
not he was bent on creating trouble,
is known, -but he vas well "healed"
In order that there will bo no
chance of you -mining the opportunity
to wear a Red Cross button, Mana
ger W. C. Hardinc announced this
morning, that the main headquarters
of the present Red Cross drive is in
the front office of the Douglas Coun
ty Abstract Co.'s office, and there
your wants wil be properly attended
to. People from the country who fail
to meet tip with one of the live so
licitors can call at headquarters ami
secure a button. f course, you don't
want it to be said that you have not
purchased a button this would be a
terrible mistake and while even'
effort wil he made to reach you per
sonally, if this 19 not done, just drop
in at the headquarters, drop a dollar
for the worthy cause, and carry away
a button. "Where's Your Button"
slogan is going ring all over the
county this week, andl it will not have
the right sound to your ears unless
the button is on the lapel of your
Sheriff Klkins, of Encene, passed
through here today enroute north
with a woman forger, who passed
several 'bad checks on business con
cerns of the Lane county metropolis
Inst spring.. Giving the name of Mrs.
ScOtt, the woman cleverly separated
a number of victims from their mon
ey, andl then took flight, buying a
ticket to a remoto Douglas county
point. While the sheriff was hunt
ing up the )lace, Mrs. Scott was. en
route to the sunny south, and all
traces of .her was lost for a time.
The samo woman also operated suc
cessfully In and around Marshneld.
She was eventually located In Sou
thern California and arrested, and
on receipt of a wire that the "lady
check artist" h-d been detainedi.
Sheriff Blkins went south to bring
her back.
President Tells French People
Indignities Perpetrated ....
Stirred United States..
German Sailors Demand Control of
Merclnuit Murine Poland Breaks
, Relations With Germany (
Trouble In Mexico. .-' ,
. (By Associated Press.) -PARIS,
Dec. 16. Replying to the
greeting given hlin by Paris, Presi
dent Wilson delivered an address at
the city hall today, in which he said
that the sufferings of France has fill
ed the Americans with indignation.
He stated to his. hearers that the
United States entered the war be
cause the men who loved liberty and
right must resist the purposes' of the
central empires, and because the
.elicit ambitions they entertained hacl
led them into practices wmch shock
ed our hearts. You French people
have interpreted with real insight the
motives and) resolute purposes actuat
ing the people of the United States.
Whatever influence I exercise, and
whatever authority I speak with, I
derivo from them."
. Demand Control Shipping, .
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16. Positive
control of the German merchant ma
rine is demanded by a sailor's coun
cil formed at Hamburg, according to
a Berlin dispatch. To inforce its de
mand, the council threatens to sink
all ships unless the government con
ceeds the right.- The council of sai
lors alBo lnsiststs that the financing
of the merchant marine be borne by
shipowners. . -
Poland On Dignity. , .
AMSTERDAM, Dc. 16. Poland
has severed ddplomatic relations with
Germany, according to a Warsaw dis
patch today. Poland assigns as t
reason for this break',1 that German
authorities in occupied provinces are
acting contrary to Polish interests
and working hand in glove with, the,
Bolshevlkl. At request of the Polish
government, General von Besseler
and entire staff of the German mis
sion will immediately take their de
parture from territory of the Polish
republic. '
' Trouble Brewing in Mexico.
EL PASO, Dec. 16. General Fe
lipe Angeles, former chief of artillery
for Villa, in company with five other
Mexican leaders, has crossed the bor
der to join the bandit leader's army.
General An'geles arrived in disguise
from New York, it is believed, and it
is understood here that a group of
Mexican politicians Intend to attempt
to start a movement against the Mexi
can government about January 1.
The revolutionists will declare Fran
cisco Gomez -provisional president.
Retrial Ordered,
WASHINGTON Dec. 16. Upon
the motion of the government, which
admits convictions In the lower courts
were wrong, the U. S. supreme court
has set aside the convictions of 28
residents of South Dakota under the
espionage act, and ordered new trials
for the men. . , - -
Universal Membership Means More Than Money
America Now Brought Face
to Face With Tragedy of
Casualty List.
Thousands of Wounded Men-Return-lug
to Home lnnd. Every Month
Ample Hospital Facilities :
For AH of Them. i. .
(The Associated Press. )
NEWt YORK, Dec. 14 November's
swing of the Pendulum ot history
from war to peace, which reversed
the eastward flow of Amorlca's fight
ing millions the greatest trans
oceanic troop movement ever known
brought the American people face
to face with the tragedy of the ca
sualty HstB. . , 1 ; v''
General Pershing's announcement
that more than 58,000 of the Expedi
tionary Forces had given their lives
in the nations cause andMhat; 14,000
others, exclusive f prisoners, were
missing, created a profound impres
sion, but the human touch of almost
190,000 wounded,., 16,000 of whom
already have been returned in various
stages of helplessness to their native
shores, promises to give the country
its first real appreciation of the sacri
fices of its sons who followed the flog
on foreign soil. , -. ; 7, i .
The method, of their debarkation
denies the homecoming wounded the
popular honors paid their comrades
in full health. But the War Depnrt
rnent, operating along lines intended
to give the lie to the proverbial in
gratitude of government", has ar
ranged for medfeal, 'recreational and
educational attention whose ami is to
restore these maimed heroes, as fully
as (possible, to physical comfort and
financial independence. ,
From the day of their arrival at
New York or Newport News, the port
of debarkation, to their re-entrance
into.ciyijiau Hfo, a hostpf Gofyi Samaritans-
army doctors, nurses and
orderlies and workers of the Amerl
can Red Cross will minister to these
sufferers front a ruthless enemy's en
gines of war. . Harbor hospital boats,
debarkation hospitals, hospital trains
and general hospitals for reconstruc
tion or convalescence form a chain
of service linking the westward hound
fleets of transports with the homes
of the woundeu, And in this service
the medical debarkation corps, sud
denly th'ruBt into the foreground of
publicity by the collapse of the Cen-
tral Powers, plays an important and
picturesque part.
' The end of the war found the port
medical authorities well prepared to
shoulder the heavy burden laid upon
them. During nineteen months of
American participation in the conflict
they had maintained, an embarkation
hospital service treating the com
paratively rare cases of illness among
the troops ready to go overseas.
When American forces entered 'the
trenches small groups of w unded,
evacuated from hospitals in France,
began to filter through the service on
this side of the Atlantic, With this
experience accentuated by the lessons
of the Allied Governments in repatri
ating tneir wounded, the debarkation
system was put in readiness for tho
Have Left the Battle Frontand
Now Awaiting Orders
To Return Home.
1 'i ,
fcews Wad Almost Too Good to Ro
x iievc Were In Action Up to the
bast Minute Hope To lie
1 'Home Soon. : .
(Wjr Hert G. Bates.)
il.- What better news could come to
our ears at this time than that ot
the war feeing ended? Truly, we ire
overjoyed these mere words cannot
express our feelings, when, this
morning, our major notified us that
Germany had signed the armistice
terms, it would- be hard to express
the feeling that (passed overr us boys.
For over two months we've been on
the battle front have been in a po
sition to see and really feel the war,
nave had our close escapes, and now
when the news arrived that( it's all
5ver, it seems impossible reauy ne
'ond comprehension that the big
struggle could! have ended so quickly.
Tjast night we were on the move, hut
i6w I guess we will be kept in this
ilace for quite awhile, owing to the
eception of injured men at the rate
f 10000 to 15,000 a month.
During the war and a five-weeks'
period following the signing of the
irmiattce, aproxlmatoly about 11,500
wounded had been received at New
York and 4.500 at Newport News
nd the authorities were prepared,
m official advices from Washington,
to handle 50,000. casos in tho noxt
our months. '
The army 'embarkation service al
New Ybrlc, which sent three-fourths
if the nation's 2,000.000 men over
seas, is eafHeeted to debarft. a majority
if the returning forces, and the west
ward flow of wounded, also will he
Hrected here, with some diversion to
ewport Ncvs and possibly, biter on,
to Boston. To carry on the wotk at
this port the Medical department has
a. personnel of 7.305 greater than
the entire Aririy Medical Corps, when
the United States entered the war
On this staff, headed by Colonel J,
Mv Kennedy, veteran of twenty-live
years' Bervice as an army -surgeon,
950 are medical officers, 983 nurses,
men and women, ,J84 enlisted men
and 189 civilian employees.'-1
The operating facilities include 8
debarkation -hospitals with an aggre
gate of capacity of 10,900 beds, two
base hospitals with 4,250 -beds, a re
construction hospital at Columbia
University for cases too serious to
be moved to Interior institutions, five
harbor hospital boats with 300 beds
each, seventy-five ambulances, with
fifty 'additional held in reserve by
the Red Cross, and 'four- hospital
trains each accommodating upwards
of 200 patients. -v -
The base hospitals are at Camps
Merrltt and Mills, former embarka
tion, now debarkation cantonments
for the overseas army. The debarka-
t tlon hospitals are strategically locat
ed on or near the harbor front.
fact that hostilities have ended. What
i Joy It is to know the world strug
gle has ceased. To me It means that
the sacrifice of life has ended. Money,
desti-uotion of property, etc.. Is noth
ing compared to the number of lives
the wat has cost. If youeould'walk
over fresh battle fields as1! have and
there see the lifeless. bodies of hun
dreds of brave men strewn about in
all shapes .immaginable, i you, too,
would ttiank God) that at last we can
all, a. halt to this terrible slaughter.
' . Now all that remains iv : be done
.8 to, complete the gjeaee. terms, ' . that
is,, to secure them.; For a long time
wo. have been wondering. .when the
war" would end now we:will be won
dering when we will leave for home.
The sooner the better for us all. But
how I guess we. will, have $a "stand
by" and anxiously awatt the time to
board a transport for God's country.
We are h&vtng-ttne weather now,
but pretty eafiiy , and the.., knitted
wear we nave is coming In pretty
handy. We are all billeted in a lit
tle town - up here audi are located
lulte comfortably.- . We all;, sleep In
x big room and have a fireplace
which, atone. Is a comfort these days.
But the big question right now with
us It RATS. Last night they filed
ia to the room and held a dress par
da. John Ashworth got out of bed
and secured a shovel anxli went af
ter them. He made a thllllng fight
igainst the pests, and offered, great
amusement for the'balanee ot tile
bovs. TonlKht we are going to or
ganize a counter 'attack, and -hope to
defeat them as successfully as we
have the Jerries. These tars - look
mora like iackrabbits than anything
else and cause nearly as much trou
ble as the cooties. .. '' V 1
November 18. Well, here we are
tack of the' once; famous . fighting
tines and from all appearances we
are going to keep going back, now
that peace Is ours. We are ait nop-
'ng that the "guy In charge" will
ee fit to send us 'home among the
rirst that leave Prance. ' We have
!een cited three times and commend'
5d by' General Pershing so stand in
ravor in the A. E. P. ' We are all
mtghtly proud of our' regiment for
n all tho fronts we fought on a
record was made .and. that will sure
ly holn a lot. ' ""
We are staying Jn this little vil
lage for a few days until billets can
bo arranged for us at anotaer .place.
We ar& all together and the whole
gang is now sitting around a little
2x4 stove, literally "raisin' n I.
.loV reigns' "suureBiev tar ,-ourf nt-
most thoughts' are of homo -it really
seems that we are at last on our way.
Of course, we are congratulating our
selves on our successful escape from
the Hun's "whiz-bangs" and other
Gorman implements used Jn this war,
atudf can now look forward to an
ocean trip to the states without any
Fear of those steel sharks, the U
boats. Our medical outfit suffered
several casualties, two wounded, one
caused and one killed. None of these
boys were from Roseburg, The fellow
that was killed was & boy named
Bowers and today several of us visit
ed his grave which Is near here. The
other boy, Paul, who was with
Hub Qulne and I at the time the
shrapnel got him in the arm, is In a
bene hospital In Vichy anal expects
to get the use of his arm In about
three weeks. At the time he was
wounded It was only a streak of good
luok that all three of us were not
killed outright. You would be sur
prised to know how close a fellow
can come to deaths' door wtthout be
ing "bumped off." One night John
Ashworth and I were, laying out In
an old poach orchard while the Jer-,
rios were dropping a heavy barrage
of 7 7 's over. Wow, tout I was sure
scaradi and thought tos awhile that
I'd be donating a little insurance to
the folks at home.. It sure Ib a
mlgty funny feeltlng to lay on the
side of a hill In the pitch dark and
have those "Iron' devils" hltttn' close
to you.- I wouldn't' take a million
dollars for tho experiences but I
wouldn't give a nickel to go througn
them again. : . ' .
Wo are alt In the pink of condition
and feeling great; The weather still
remains mighty cold and we are bug
ging the" fire close to keep warm an
when bedtime comes we Just keep
on .our clothes and cover up good
Two nights ago I slept out In a field.
It was freezing and In the morning
when I crawled out 1 thought I was
In Greenland, l - -
- Well, there Isn't much to write of
Interest now, and all we.can tltink of
Is coming home. It will be great to
"hop" Into a real civilian suit and
bid goodbye to the cooties. . (Oh,
yes, I've got 'em and some of 'otn
are wearing two hc rvice stripes.)!
IC Sherman were hero now and
"wearing" some of these precious lit
tle bugs on his back, he would cer
tainly declare that "war ts a r
combating a live bunch of these hun
gry devils.
Here's hoping we wtll soon hit the
old town.v Increase your rations for
we are a hungry bunch. '
Special meeting of Ascalon Com-
manrtery tonight at T:S0 o'clock.
Work In the degree of Malta. By or
der of O. P. .Coshow, B-. C.
Miss Edith Hopkins, of Great Tails,
Montana, arrived here today for au
extended visit with her pari-nts, At
torney and Mrs. Chas. V. Hopkins, of
this eity. .
Effort Will Be Made to Enroll
50,000,000 Men and ....
, Women In U. S, ,
i .
fa. Not a Campaign For Funds But
;j.For Members andl tue Cost of ..
' Joining the Great Army Is
: Only n Dollar. - '
This week nshers fa the member-'
ship campaign of the -Rdd Cross,
when, an effort will 'be made to enroll
uu.aoO.uoO men and women In the
United States, end In Oregon the
various county managers are each
planning to secure twice the number
of memberships as were obtained in-
the 1917 membership drive. This
is not a campaign for funds, but for
membership. -There' will be no tak
ing ot collections. Membership coats
one dollar, - ' .
Prom National Headouartera ths
announcement comes that there will
be no more drives for war funds Tor
the Red Cross as It ia estimated that
for carrying on the peace time pro
gram of the organization the mem
bership Oaes will suffice.
1 costs tho Red Cross but two
appropriated to operate the adminUi
Btratlve bureaus in, the United States,
which took part In the management
of the greatest relief program ; the
world has ever known. For eaBch
dollar contributed by the American
people for war, relief . work, more
than one dollar and one cent Is ex-'
ponded for that purpose, the extra
cent being -provided by Interest on
the funds. ... -y, ,- . . - - v , -
During the year which ended, June
llOthi ; the i Red Cross apropriated
187,712,S48 to carry on its work'
abroad and at home. . Of this amount
J59,788,872 went for relief work in
foreign., countries; 17,688,856 for
worfc the-Unitie4';States; 4,46,
77'for relief work 'lh various coun
tries on work specified by contribu
tors and 28,288,&eo.was set aside
for working capital, and the balance
went for other nrtivities of the or
ganization. This wide distribution
of relief was made sossble because In .
less then 1 months., the American
people gave more than 1300,000,000..
to the Red Cross, by far the greatest
sum ever contributed by a nation for
humanitarian work. . This total re-.
pressents the proceeds of the two
Rent Cross war fund drives and one
membership drive. ' i , - - ... - -
Appropriations for foreign relief
were divided as follows: Prance 836,
813,686; Italy, $8,418,830; - Great
Britain, except Canada, 13,684,629;
Belgium, I,432,ST4; Russia,.: tl,-'
216,685; Roumanla, $3,714,610! Ser
bia, $1,000,682; Switzerland $807,-'
937; Armenia, Syria and Palestine.
$J,461,827; Canada, $600,000; Po
land, $200,000; Portugal, $6,000;
miscellaneous foreign relief, $1,739,
813. .. .
The accounts of thai Red Cross are
exported by government auditors. .
With the transition from war to
peace, the work of the Red Cross will
continue and the Red Cross will re
main with the American soldiers as
long as troops remain broaxli. For the
.period following the final peace pact,
the. organization has a program of
extensive scope, which will deal di
rectly with, domestic problems ot the
nation.- The rejlef afforded the fam
ilies ,' of American- fighters now
rtmotmts to, $1,009,000 a i month,
which pIvob some Idea of what the
noclety is doing.
It Is the wish of the Red Cross to
have the eo-operatlon of the Ameri
can people and it Is believed that this .
mrt best he accomplished by having
every man and woman enrolled as
u member. This will give the per
sonal tench and will make everyone'
feel that they are entitled to some
of the credit which tTfe Red Cross
Is receiving. -:'
Announcement was made at state
headquarters last night, thnt the or
ganization throughout Oregon lo com
plete to the last dotatt. State man
ager H, K. Wltham has assurances
from many county managers that
they will .produce 100 per cent. All
that Is necessary to pnt Oregon over
the top, contends Wdlbsr B, Conian.
atate chairman, Is for the workers to
meet everybody. It Is an Individual
campaign, which haSies It harder, but
more satisfying when the results are
yesterday was Red Cross Sunday
and the ministers of the etnte are
using the mission of the organization
.ts a text for serrton. Today some
14,000 men and women started' for
memberships, and tno question which
will ring from one end of Oregon to
the other t "Where's your button?"
The only exceptions to the rule will
he soldiers, sailors and chtldrea--aU
others are expected to enrol! !n hu
manity's cause.
. George Kruse and Guy Green were
among fhe Melrose ctizens looking
after business matters here today.