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    VOL. X
, NO. 4
As Quickly as Shipping. Fa
cilities Are Available Troops
Will Be Sent Home.
"Wild West" KlRhtere Who Done
Wondors in Big Straggle Desig
nated By Pershing to Leave
Fi unco Off Tranmort,
f (The Associated Pross.)
.., WASHINGTON.., Jan. ,. 4. Three
"srihataivisfcW'flie'30th: 37th and
91st, 'liave been designated by Gen
eral Pershing for early return home
from France, according to announce
ment made today "by General March
The 30th division includes the Na
tional Guard troops from Tennessee.
North Carolina and South Carolina,
while the 37th includes Ohio and
West Virginia Guardsmen. The 91st
Rainbow Division is made up of men
from Washington, Oregon, California,
Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming,
and Alaska and will be returned! to
the states just as soon as shipping
facilities are available.
The three divisions ordered home,
with the second corps of headquar
ters also ordered for early convoy,
comprise about 83,000 men.
' FIRE) ISLAND, Jan. 4. The re
moval of 200 wounded, the last of the
transport, Northern Pacific, passen
ger list was begun early today under
clearing skies and an even sea. It
is expected the operations would -be
concluded by noon today. A heavy
snow storm prevailed last night.
With the "decks cleared of the army
Ier8onnel an orders lsued for trans
shipments of naif of the crew, the
wrecking barges and lighters closed
.in on the Northern Pacific transport
this afternoon to begin efforts to free
her from the sands. -
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.-r-An offi
cial report received fromthe Ameri
can military attache with Ambassa
dor. Francis, in Russia, announced by
-Genoral March this - morning, shows
a total dteath list from all causes in
Archangel region to November 25 of
80. Nine persons have been killed
in action, three were drowned, two
-died from accidents, and 64 of dis
ease. The troops are adequately fed
and clothed for the winter.
The 91st Divi8ion was trained at
Camp Lewis, Washington. It Is com
posed of selective service men from
Oregon, Washington, Tdaho, Montana
apd California.
The 41st Division is composed of
National Guard Regiments from the
West filled to war strength by drafted
men mostly from Pacific Coast states.
The Ttird Oregon Regiment was de
signated as the 162nd Infatry, when
taken Into the 41st Division. Other,
infantry regiments in the division in
cluded guardsmen from Washington,
Montana and North Dakota.
The 91st Division was composed of
the 361st, 362nd, 363rd and 364th
Infantry Regiments, and the 346th,
347th and 348th Field Artillery Regi
ments. The 346th and 347th Field!
Artillery Regiments are now under
stood to be in the Army of occupa
tlon, -.Practically the entire 41st Di
vision' (Sunset) was included in a list
of units announced today by the war
department as assigned for early con
voy from France. The list shows the
headquarters and headquarters'
troop of the 41st. the 161st Regiment
complete, 163rd complete, 164th
complete and 162nd less Second 6a
tallon. In all, more than 600 officers andi
16,000 men of the Sunset Division,
comprising troops from , Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Montana and
Wyoming, were ordered home. Other
units of the. division are the 181st
and 182nd Infantry Brigade Head
quarters; 146th, 147th and 148th
Machine Gun Batalions: '116th Amu
nltion Train, 116th Supply Train,
116th Sanitary Train and 164th Am
bulance Train. Today's list also in
cludes the Sixth, 101st. 104th, 304th,
306th, Trench Mortar Batteries.
301st, Water Tank Train and 142nd
Aero Squadron.
LONDON, Jan. 4. A Tokio dis
patch says 24,000 Japanese troops
have been withdrawn from' Siberia
and that public opinion deplores the
withdrawal of these men. The dis
patch further states the allied observ
ers. Including Americans, speak bit
terly of the intervention as being rel
atively a failure owing to the dis
unity among the allies and mutual
ROME, Jan. 4. President Wilson
has become a citizen of Rome, the
king and queen participating in the
ceremony. Mr. Wilson made a speech
and was the guest or honor at an of
ficial dinner at the Quirinal.
President Wilson was received at
the Vatican by Pope Benedict, who
was robed in -jhite. Two gilded
chairs had been placed In the throne
For the second time within the
past ten days the cluster light poet
in front of the Douglas National Bank
has been brought to the ground and
shattered by an automobile. This
morning while Peter Balff .was turn
ing his car at the intersection of
Jackson and Oak streots he was un-
able to swing clear of the curb, owing
to the Icy condition of the street,
and struck the post, tearing ir from
Its base and shattering the globes.'
Other than "a broken radiator Mr.
Dalit's car was Injured.
. (By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Confess
was askod today by President Wilson
in a message through the state de
partment to appropriate u hundred
million dollars tor tile relief of fam
ine sufferers in Eurouie. It is.under
stoodi the money) is wanted chiefly to:
send food into sections of western
Russia, Poland and Austria-Hungary.
:(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, Jan. 4. It is authorita
tively announced that evidence has
been received that the Turkish army,
withdrawing from invaded territories
in Caucasus committed outrages on
the Armenians, despite the armistice
terms. It is the belief, they intended
to deal a final blow at the Armenians
to consummate the Turkish policy of
exterminating the race.
r- ' .
. (By Associated Press.) '
' QALBM, Jan. 4. The Sunvpter
Valley hallroad Company filed -with
the .Public-Service .Commission, today
a new passenger tariff, increasing
their rates for passenger service fronV
four to Ave cents a mile. . !
(By Associated Press.l
WARSAv.-, Jan. 4. Bolshevik!
forces in the outskirts of Vilna and
occupied towns on the .railway be
tween Minsk and Brest-Lltovsk, are
burning, robbing and murdering
pheasants as they advance.
CORVALLIS, Jan. 4. H. A. Vick
ers, for several years connected with
the extension service of the College,
has accepted a position as registrar
and secretary to the president at the
New Hampshire Agricultural College.
President R. D. Hetzel of that insti
tution war formerly director of ex
tension work at the College. Last
October Mr. Vickers was transferred
from the extension service to the
commissary and moss department of
the S. A. T. C.
The case or Giles vs. the City of
Rosebuxg, was heard today in the
Circuit Court, Attorney B. L. Eddy
Attorney I. B. Riddle appearing fori
the city. The suit is one in which i
jr. E. Is. Giles is endeavoring to re-
Rti-nfti thr 4(tv from issuing a lien
against the property, which he owns
on East Lane Street, and against
vhichr an assesment was made some
time ago for the construction of a
sewer. The sewer was built under
an emergency ordinance in order to
take care of the water wnicn was
threatening bo undermine the home I
of Glenn Wimberly and. Which was
cutting a huge watercourse down the
hillside. Mr. Giles claims tnat tne
sewer does not benefit the property
to which it is assesed and that he
had previously constructed a private
sewer wnicn served all needs for his
property. He also claims that. the
sewer was built only for the purpose
of carrying off the water and that
the assesment Is too high, for the
value of the improvement. The city
maintains that the sewer was a neces
sity for safety and sanitary reasons
and that its immediate construction
was required in order to save pro
perty. It claims farther that It ben
efits all property against which It Is
assessed and that the assessment lfc
a Just and equltsjble one.
ASKS $100,000,000
Steamer Olympic Has Many
Adventures While Car- ',. .
, , . ryihg.Soldiers. ,.
Iifirking Submarine Cut in Two By
Sharp Prow of Swift Moving.,.
Transport of a Formerly
. White Star. Liner.
LONDON, Dec. 6. (Correspond
enco'bf The Associated Press.)
Dodging German submarines in the
Mediteranean, trying to save sinking
warehipe in the North Atlantic, nnn
fighting off vicious U-boat attacks
while carrying American troops are
some of the achievements credited to
the White Star Liner Olympic during
her adventurous career of the war
time. These were only incidents of
her experiences, be cause, on account
of her great passenger capacity, she
was steadily and faithfully keeping
to the task of transporting men and
material for the armies in Erope.
First It was Chinese coolies for road-
building, then farmer boys from Ca
nada to replace the losses of Vimy
Ridge, and finally many thosands of
Americans to face the German on
the western battlefront.
"Hor work during tho Galliopoli
campaign", writes a member of the
crow to the Dally News, "when she
carried about 8,000 troops at that
time the greatest number ever carri
ed by any ship following upon her
gallant attempt off the north of Ire
land to tow the water-logged, dread
I naught, Audacious, was sufficient to
. put her In the first -rank of trans
' ports, but her subsequent work in
brineine Canadian troops ana cm
nese labor battnlions, and then her
wonderful career since Christmas,
1 917, when she arrived in New York
.for her first load of American troops
must put her in a .class by herself
as a ' trooper. . , -
She has carried well over 300,000
people while on war service,'
, "It would not be correct to say
that Captain Hayes has 'brought her
through without a scratch, but her
scars are marks of honor. She bent
and fractured some of her plates
when, in the darkness early one
morning she "strafed" one of Ger
many's finest U-boats.
"The Olympic had most of her ad
ventures while she was carrying Ame
rican troops. During March, 'April,
and May, 1918. The German sub
marine commander made at least
seven attacks on her. Not onco did
the enemy have timo to launch a tor
pedo, for in every case he was greet
ed by n 6-inch shell or one of the
destroyers was on his track with her
depth charges. Perhaps pome of
Gormany's missing submarines are
now lying below the track of the
Olympic. . .
"The most thrilling experience
which the Olympic had, took place in
the darkness of early morning of May
1918, near the entrance to the Eng
lish Channel. It was just about four
o'clock, when the look-out man
picked out of tho almost total dark
ness the outline of a lurking sub-.
marine which was lying on the sur
face. Immediately after his warning
3hout one of the 'forward guns blaz
i dout, and the ship, with her helm
hard over, spun around like a great
racing yacht and crashed into the
"The blow was, of course, not a
-;lean one, or there would have been
lew survivors from the- submarine,
fudging from the damago on the
Wows of the shflps when dry docked
t few da-i liter, the blow cut off
mo end or tl-o submarine The rest
drifted the storn of the Olym
pic, and one of the gun crews on the
oop planted a G-inch shell squarely
into it. One of the destroyers in the
'jsport dropped behind, and by the
light of star shells picked up 31 sur
vivors, three of whom tiled on the
way to port. The total crew of the
submarine was over 60
Earl Percy, formerly County Fruit
inspector for Douglas County, accom-
panled by his wife, arrived In this
city today and will again make their
residence here. Mr. Percy was draft
ed into the Government service dur
ing the month of Au,-nist andi since
that time, with the exception or the
Wft few weeks, has been stationed
at Camp Lewis. He was only recent
ly discharged and after a brief vaca
tion has returned to Roseburg to
again take up his duties. He met
with the county court this afternoon
and was ro-aslgned to his former po
sition and will henceforth assist the
residents of the county. Mr. Percy
is one of the ablest Inspectors the
county has ever had in Its service
.nil bothi he and his wife ere accord
ed a hearty welcome. -
Would Continue to Have Con-
gress Operate Roads For
: Five Years.
Unless Government Intends to Keep
' Railroads Thoy Should He Turn- ...
od Over at Onoo Favors
V . Unified Control. '
WASHINGTON,. Jan. 3. Director
General McAdoo, testifying today be
fore the senate interstate commerce
committee as the opening of hearings
on the future policy toward railroads,
was subjected to a fire or questions
by Senator Cummins, of Iowa, and
Senator Kellogg, of Minnesota in
tended to devlop why Mr. McAdoo be
lieves it inadvisable to turn back the
roads to private management as soon
as posfhle If congress does not extend
the period of federal control for five
years. .Mr. McAdoo gave three tea-
sons -why he does not toellevo in re
taining control of the roads for 21
months: '
- That railroad companies ' already
are challenging the authority of the
railroad administration to 'require
them to purchase certain equipment
and otherwise are not giving a full
measure of co-operation; that some
state railroad commissions threaten
to dispute the rlElit of the federal
management to dictate interstate
nates in normal peace times, and that
the uncertainty of tho future would
causo a ferment within railroad or
ganizations ' particularly destructive
to the morale of employes and offi
cers; To Senator Cummins' comment
that he thought it "little less than a
crime to turn -back the roadB at an
early date, with the standard! of
wages, material costs and rates as
they are".ftd that '"unless , the
roads are given more time to prepare
It will be little short of disastrous,''
Mr. McAdoo replied:
"I cannot foresee such a situation
at all unless the state commissions
and Interstate Commerce Commiss
ion, ignoring tne necesslty for main
taining wages, and the rights of just
compensation, would reduce the rates
unjustly. My idea of this railroad
prohlem is to stabilize conditions for
five years to play sate, and try uni
fied management Tor that long.
Mr. McAdoo declared that the in
clinations had always been against
public ownership, and "I favor some
sort of private ownership with strong
unified control." ,
- "Don't you think that with the
railroads under Government manage
ment for five years, they would be at
the mercy or the officials who run
them at the end! of that time, and
that the people of the United States
would not have a real chance to de
cide what they wanted done with the
roads?" asked Senator Kellogg.
"Decidedly not,'' was Mr, McAdoo's
reply. He added that he believed
Congress had! power to take control
of railroads for 99 years if it wished.
Senator Kellogg will resume his
examination of the Director-General
tomorrow morning.
At a meeting o. the Rising Star
Lodge, Friday night, tho lollowlhg
officers wore installed: N. G., Foster
Butner; V. 0., A. C. Marstors; Re
cording Socretary, Carl W. O'hman;
Financial Secretary, M. Fickle; Treas
urer, A. S. Hunt; Warden, V. J. Mi
celll; Conductor, J. H. Harsh; Chap
lain, Porry ft. lloyd; R. S., O. W.
Young; Li. S., John Alexander; R. S.
N. G., l. C. Humphrey; L. 8. N. 0.,
15. A. Pctlny; ft. 9. V. G., I Hnriol
son; L S. V. ti W. S. Powell; O. S.,
Amos C. Rexroad; I. S., O. L. John
son; The installing officer was A. S.
Hunt. D. D. G. II., assisted! by D.
C. Humphrey.
IPSWICH, England, Jan. 4. A
new world airplane altitude record of
30,500 feet has been established here
today by Captain Lang, ipilot, and
Lieutenant Blowers, observer. . Their
motor stopped at that height, due to
exhaustion or their petrol supply, but
they landed safely. Both Lang and
Blowers are In the hospital with
frozen hands and feot. The latter
fainted at 20,000 feet when the pipe
through which ho was breathing oyx
gen from a spirally designed appa
ratus became disconnected. He did
not recover consciousness until the
landing was made. The flight was
made In a British built plane.
Suffered Stroke of Apoplexy
While Doing the Even
ing Chores,
Ilody Found on Floor After Haviug
. Fallen From Hay Mow, Where
- , lcaUi Occurred i t tho Early ;
Part of the Evening.
The body of Robert McKee, a far
mer residing near the Cloake Ferry,
was found by neighbors, this morn
ing, lying where it had fallen from
the hay loft, where the unfortunate
man evidently suffered a stroke of
apoplexy while completing his even
ing chores.
. Noticing that the barn "dloor was
open, contrary to the usual cuBtom,
and that Mr. McKee was not around
the place, neighbors;- fearing that
something had occurred to the man
j who was aged About 75 years, went
to the -barn where they found the
body. Coroner Hitter and Deputy
Sheriff Kaffety .were summoned and
an investigation made. From nil ap
pearances AicKee was at nls usual
evening chores and. uad gone to the
hay loft to throw down the feed to
his horses, when he was overcome by
apoplexy and fell about nine feet to
the floor below.
Dr. Shoemaker was called to view
the :body and it is his opinion that
death was instantaneous, resulting
before the body struck the floor. The
pitchfork, was found sticking in the
j.hay in a position showing that it was
in use at the instant of death. , '
Believing an lnvestlgnton by jury
I unnecessary, the coroner brought the
body to the morgue where it 13 await-
ing word from a brother vnio resides
j in Montana.- ' '.'"'
McKee, who was quite well known
. around the. cityj . was. about 76 years
I of age and for some time has been
living on the five acre tract Just north
or me uioaKe .perry, tie uvea aione
and so far as can be found) by the
ofucers, has no Immediate relatives,
other than his brother, J. W. McKee,
who resides In Montana. -A telegram
has been sent asking information as
to the disposition of the body and
funeral arrangements' vUl dp hold
pending an answer. .
The United StatoB Civil Service
Commission announces that a forest
and held clerk examination will be
held In this city on January 25, 1919,
to fill vacancies In the positions of
rorest clerk, ForeBt Sorvice, and clerk
In the Reclamation and other field
branches of the Gevornment Service
throughout the Eleventh Civil Service
District (WashlnRton, Orogon, Idaho,
Montana. Wyoming, Alaska.) The
entrance salary for the position of
forest clerk is (1100 or $1200 a year;
for the position of clerk In the Recla
mation and other Services, $1100 to
$1500 a year. Age limits for forest
clerk, 18 to 40 years; for field clerk,
1 S years or over. , Both men and wo
men will be admitted to the exami
nation. Ap;licntlon blank and inrormatlon
may be obtained rrom the Local Soc
retary, Board or Civil Sorvice Exam
iners, vt the postofliou, this city, or
from the Secretary, 1th U. S. Civil
Sorvice District, 303 Post Office
Building, Seattlo, Washington, '
SPOKANE. WASH., Jnn. 4. Plans
for the exploitation, during the 1919
tourist season, of the natural attrac
tions of the National Parks Hlchway,
extending from Chicago to Crater
Lake National ParK, northeast of
Medford, Oregon, wore presented at
the annunl meelng or tho National
Parks Highway Association held here
today. The pronram contemplates
means for nttrockting more motor
tourists to the nort'iwest over this
highway and methods for capitalis
ing the scenic and historic attrac
tions on the hlghwny nnd In tributary
territory. The plan embraces the
continuous employment of a traveling
socretary to co-opornto with organi
zations in cities located on the high
way and at nearby points of Interest.
Present markings along tho highway
are to be replaced with new signs,
pointing the route and1, directing the
attention of tour lute to attractions on
the highway or which enn be reached
by short side trips. A special pub
licity feature by which, according to
Frank W. Gullbort, executive secre
tary, it Is expected to draw the ntten-
tion of the publio to possibilities of
travel over the Natonal Parks High
way Into the northwest, also wnl bo
presented. The year's program con
templates tne expenditure or yiz.uuo.
Delegates from most of the states
traversed by the highway were ex
pected to attend the meeting.
CORVALLIS, Jan. 4. Wlld.rumors
in regard to a reinfection of Spanish
influenza in Corvallis and the possi
bility of quarantining the town and
I lie college are without foundation
Records of Dr. R. L. Bosworth. city
health, officer, show a decrease in a
number of cases and indicate that
there Is no need for alarm.
Through the efforts of the local
Red Cross several cars containing
men and women left this afternoon
for Melrose in answer to a' call for
helpato care for those families which
are stricken with influenza. The
disease in that vicinity has become
quite serious, in some instances en
tire families being afflicted without
the necessary help to care for them
and It was for this, reason that a unit
has been dispatched at once to look
after the patients, It 1b almost im
possible to secure help of any hind
for the care of influenza cases, but
the Red CrosB was successiul in ga
thering together a number of willing
hande today to. go to Melrose to care
for those who havo no assistance at
all. Velma Spencer, a local nurse,
Carl Black and Chas, Gray volunteer
ed! their services thlB afternoon and
left for that vlclnltyj where they will
act as nurses. . i v . - .
MARSHFIBLD, Jan 4. Piahs' to
have the- city councils or the Cham
bers of commerce of North Bend and
Marsihfield to name members of d
joint committee to consider details
of the. proposed consolidation of the
two towns on the Bay were being
made today. The idea is to have
large, representative committees of
men and women from the two cities
named! with L. J. Simpson as chair
man1 of the joint committee. The
plans provide for the naming of men
and women who are familiar with the
civic, educational, social and com
mercial conditions and it is expected
that possibly 10 or a dozen from each
city wil be named. By, a large gen
oral committee, assurance that all
phones of the needs In the consolida
tion movement will be covered will
be obtained.. .
Major Percy A. Webb, command
ing iof fleer of the 3rd Battalion, Ore
gon National Guard, today received a
communication from the office of Ad
jutant General Beebe, stating that the
time for raising the regiment has
been extended to March 1st. It is
urged, however, that companies and
batteillfons be formed as rapidly as
posslblo in order thut the entire re
giment may be ready by the date set.
Individual companies will be muster
ed Into service as soon as they are
roady, without wafting for the whole
rugimont to he complete and requisi
tions for comtplote equipment will be
made as eoon as tihp various compa
nies have been inspected and accept
ed. Tho supplies that are being
Issued to the National Guard units
aro very satisfactory, bolng new In
every particular including the most
modern rifle. Tho equipment Ir
issued immediately following the ac
ceptance of tho regiment. I3very
effort will bo made to rocrult- the
local battalion to full, strength and
have it among the first units to bo
mustered into the service.
Louis Newman, representative-elect
from thlB county, has announced his
Intention or proposing, at the next
session or the Montana legislature,
vhlch convenes next Monday, that
the state hutued bonds of 120,000,00
for the construction of highways in
the stala. He argues that Buch a
program of road construction not
only would provldo employment for
returning soldiers, but would assist
In developing landa of tho state which
the government Is expected to make
avnlhthle for former member of the
nations military and naval forces.
G. A, R. and Women's' Relief
. Corps Hold Joint Elec
y tion of Officers.
Mrs. Stanton, Secretary for Tlilrty
Ono Years is Presented With A
Silver Pencil As. Token of
' Good Will and Esteem. '
The member of the O. A. R. and
the W. R. C. held a joint installation
of officers Friday afternoon, January
3rd. Both organizations were well
The following of fleers of the Q. A.
R. were installed: Commander, John
Hamlin; Senior Vice-Commander, J.
O. Pankey; Junior Vice-Commander,
P. Brooks; Adjutant, J. C. Fullerton;
Quartermaster, M. L. Webb; Surgeon,
C. O. Durland; Chaplin, Joseph Ma
son; Officer of the Day, B. D. Hagen;
Orficor of Guard, A. P. Dean.
Immediately following this tho W.
R. C. officers were Installed', being a;t
follows:- President, Belle Case; Fen
lor Vice, Sylvia Houeer; Second Vice,
Amanda Quirk; Secretary, Jennie T.
Stanton; Treasurer, Hallie T. Ham
lin; Chaplain, Ada Wood; Conductor,
Anna Bowker; ; Assistant Conductor,
Susie Lewis; Guard, Mallnda Hagen;
Ast. Guard, Mary McCumber, Musi
clan, Leon Wetyb; Press Cor., Marg.
Ashcraft; Patrotlo Inspector, Mary
Campbell; Color Bearers: First, Etta
Hensdale, 8ocodl, Virginia Brooks,
Third, Jeffreys Towno, Fourth, Ida
Stpggs. These of&flcers with but one
oxceptloni, had been re-elected prov
ing their efficiency, j ..
I Mrs. C. B. Patrick acted as install
ing offloer. She carried through hor
part very creditably and received con
gratulations from many of the mem
bers for the manner in Which she dis
patched the work; but the olimas was
fettohed 'iri very pretty and touch
ing little ceremony -at the olose of t he
Installation when Mrs. -Patrick in bo
half of, the corps presented to the
secretary, MrB, Jennie M. Stnnton,
nnd the Treasurer, Mrs. Hallie T.
Hamlin, each a silver pencil as a
token of good! will and approval of
their work done In the past. Jennie
M. Stanton has been secretary for
thirty-one years, beginning her thirty-second
year,- and she is the only
charter member of this corps living.
Mrs.. Hallie T. Hamlin has served
twenty-five years as treasurer such
faithful service deserves great appre
ciation. '
Mrs. Belle Case in a few pleasing
sentences thanked the ladies of the
corps for tlie honor shown hor 'by
choosing her again as their president.
Mrs. Stanton and Mrs. Hamlin, also
In a few well chosen words told tho
members how muoh they appreciated
the token of remembrance given
them. 1 - ' .
Mr. John Hamlin and Judge Ful
lerton delivered a few very befitting
remarks concerning the passing of
the members of the G. A. R, and an
ticipating who would maintain the
order after the' iprosent members all
have pased away. . .
At Judge Fullerton's request they
all sang "Marching Thru-Georgia"
nnd) "America." - After the meeting
adjourned those present proceeded to
the dining room where a sumptuous
banquet was spread. The hour was
spent in social conversation and en
loyment of the good things provided
to' satisfy the '.'Inner man." i,
Mies Ruth Vowker and Miss Lorna
Lovot.t waited upon the tables assist
ed by several of the ladles. Every
one present-enjoyed the entire after
noon.. - .. -. ,
A letter received this morning from
Perry M. Spencer, now a private 1st
class with the 91st Division, discloses
the fact that he has been In some
very hard! fought battles and Is now
expecting to be sent home. The let
tor follows:- "Your letter received a
few days ago, and I was very glad to
heaq from you. I am doing very
nicely now. Am well and O. K. Liro
over here haan' -been so bad arter
all. I am very thankful that I have
pulled through every battle without
a wound of any seriousness. Have
rotalned my health wonderfully and
am feeling in the best of spirits. I
hope to be home before long now.
I will be able to tell you more about
the war and what I have experienced
when I see you. It Is a long story,
for believe me, I have seen the worst
of It, and was In the middle of one
of tho biggest battles ever fought in
tho history of the world. I have ex
perienced service on two fronts In
Franco, the 8t. Ml hoi and Argonne,
and twice on the Flanders rront In
Uelgl im, so you can see that I havent
been asleep during the four months
over here. I am elad It Is all over
now, and I shall be back home before