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The Only Paper in Roseburg Carrying Associated Press Dispatches
NO. 10
eral Railroads Now
Put at Head. "
lint If Congress Does Not Enact New
Railroad legislation at Once
Favors Returning Roads To
Private Management. . ,
(By Associated Press.)
", WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Walker
D. Hihes, assistant . director-general
of railroads, bas been appointed, di
rector-general by President Wilson on
the recommendation or Mr. A'uAdoo.
.. Hlnes advocates Director-General
McAdoo's plan for a fir yea: conttn-
t uation of government control, bat if
congress does not enact new railroad
legislation at an early early date, lie
favors returning the roads immedl-
ntAlv tn nrlvntA mnnnvnmAnt. Mr.
Hlnes' salary will be determined' by
the president. - .
LONDON, Jan. 11. Dr. Karl Lieb-
knecht, the Spartacan leader, was
killed during the street fighting on
Thursday evening, according to a
Copenhagen ' dispatch. Other dis
patches filed later, however, do not
make any mention ; of Liebknecht'e
. .death. . Government forces continue
to control the situation in Berlin so
: far as the cent-r of the city Is cun
; cerned, but it is .unknown whethci
or not the Spartacans have been
cleared! from the . outlying districts.
Volunteers are reinforcing tho loyal
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Presi
dent Wilson haB cabled a request to
the War Labor Board to take up
again the caseof the Marine Workers
strike New York and proceed to
. make a finding. yThe Marine Work
ers officers say, they are ready to
abide by the board's ruling.
WASHINGTON, -Jan. ; U-.lvar Sa-"
valoja, of Kerry, Oregon, has been
released from a German prison camp
and) returned to France.
Jan. ll.-General
March stated today that demobiliza
tion was proceeding twice as fast as
it is in England. To date 693,889
Americans have been discharged to
362.658 British men.
WASHINGTON, January 11. The
House Rules Committee has reversed
Itself, ordering an Immediate con
sideration of the European food relief
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 11. Serious
rioting occurred in Dresden, Ham
burg, Augsburg audi Dusseldorf Fri
(The Associated Press.)
MINBOLA, Jan. 11. Bx-Presldent
Roosevelt's will divides a trust fundi
of $60,000 into equal shares for each
of hiB children, bequeathing all the
wedding presents given at his first
wife's marriage 'to his daughter,
Alice, while the residue of his estate
goes to the executors to be held in
trust. The income from this is to go
to Mrs. Roosevelt who shall dispose
of the principal to the children as she
(The Associated Press.)
BUEN09 AIRES, Jan. 11. Seventy-two
persons were killed and 81
gravely wounded, with over 800 re
ceiving minor injuries, as the result
of fighting, which took place during
a general strike here today. The
congressional palace was the scene of
some hot lighting.
(The Associated Press.) ' 1
The Steamship Castalia reported by
wireless this morning that she was
sinking fast 65 miles south of Canso,
and asked for Immediate assistance,
the mesage stating that conditions
were In a critical shape and the
steamer was drifting east. It lsbe-
Ileved the boat Is the American vessel
Castalia, of 3,000 tons gross, but
there is also a British ship of the
same name of 6000 tons. Two steam
ers are reported rushing to the. as
sistance of .the ill-fated vessel, one
of them being 175 miles from the
scene of the trouble. The Great Lakes
Bteamer, . Castalia, left ; Quebeo a
month ago for Halifax, and to bring
her through the cannals from the
Great Lakes she was cut in two sec
tions, later being rentted. . .
(By Associated Press.) 1 -J
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. General
March made the announcement today,
that American troops scheduled for
demobilization now number a million !
one hudred and fifty-one thousand
men, Including ninety-six thousand 1
who actually have returned from
Amount Goods Exported Was
Almost Double That Im- !;
ported by the U. S. j ;
Amount of Exports For Year 1918
Was Below That of Previous Year
Willie the Amount of Innfoi-ts j
Shows Slight Increase. i
The usual monthly statement of
the foreign trade of the United States
as completed byi the Bureau of For
eign and Domestic Commerce, De
partment of Commerce, shows some
very interesting facts concerning tho
Imports and exports during the war
period. ' : ,-.''..:.
-"During the!' year 'i Sit "SuY'im'port
of crude materials for use iu manu
facturing amounted in dollars to $1,-
170,773,449, while our exports ror
the same year was $686,869,807. In
1918 our lpmorts of crude materials
was $1,132,832,216 and our export
$832,048,867, a comparison between
the two years showing an increase in
exports and a decrease in imports al
though the amount Imported exceed
ed that leaving the country.
In 1917 we imported $364,173,380
worth of foodstuffs in crude condi
tion and food animals and in the fol
lowing year the value of the same
nrnriiipr. Imnnrrpn was S32I1.31 z. I (in.
while our exports were for 191"'
$470,019,332 and in 1918 $469,175,-
00. Foodstuffs partly or wnony
manufactured were brought into the
country! in 1917 at the rate of $338,-
104,978 and in 1918 at the rate or
$379,463,339, our exports being
1917, $716,876,766 and) in. 1918 $1,-
280,458,296; this showing being
made on account of the vaste amount
shipped to the soldiers abroad.
Our total Imports for 1917 amount
ed to $2,724,656,468 and for 1918 to
$2,820,326,193 and our total export?
for 1917 to $5,579,297,316 and for
1918 to $5,494,439,954. ,
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, Jan. 11. It is understood
negotiations are afoot between tho
allies looking to a possible represen
tation of all parties of Russia at the
peace congress. This action will be
conditional on a truce being declared
between all factions during the nego
In a letter from Al. Henricksen,
formerly of this county, but now con
ducting a big ranch near Cecil, East
ern Oregon, the writer expresses to
The News his sadness over the death
of Roosevelt. . Mr. Henricksen says:
We are not working today. Stopped
all teams and crew in memory of the
greatest American who ever lived.
Roosevelt. I feel that we have lost
one of America's greatest men a
great friend of Liberty, who gave
without stint to defend and fight for
that liberty. I am proud that so
many of us stood solid for his orin
clples." Mr. Henricksen also states
that he expects his boy home soon
from the navy, as his boat anlved
In port some time ago.
96.000 MEN HAVE
Stockmen Claim That Industry
Is Threatened By Law,
, '. Recently Passed. .
Effort is Mado to Have Grant Lands
Within Boundaries of Forest Re
serve Put Under Charge of
.' -' the Forest Service.
That quick action must be taken or
the cattle industry of Douglas' coun
ty will be killed, was the concensus
of opinion at the meeting of the
Douglas County Cattlemen's Associa
tion at tile city hall this afternoon.
The attack of the stockmen was de
voted chiefly against what is com
monly called the "Herd Law" and
which it Is claimed! will completely
destroy the catle business. At the
time the law was made, it: was aimed
entirely at the allowing of stock to
range at large along the county high
ways, but as .14 was so constructed as
to entirely prohibit all stock in the
countyfrom being allowed to roam
loose, it seriously airects. tne siock-
men who have been using the back
ranges This law becomes' effective
January 1 4 and some action must be
taken before that time to prevent its
becoming operative on Btock new on
range land, is the claim. A number
of straightforward talks were made
by prominent cattlemen, dealing with
the problem -and several solutions
offered. The meeting was well at
tended and a great Interest displayed.
'The meeting was called to order
by President, B. F. .Nichols, who im
mediately turned to the business at
hand. , Relinquishing the chair for a
short time, he-introduced a resolu
tion that the Oregon-California Grant
Lands, within the boundaries of the
National Forest Reserve in Douglas
County, be put under the control of
the. Forest Service. This resolution
will be sent to the Oregon delegation
in Congress andt If passed will .open
up some, new and,, what. -are now,
idle' ranges. ,. ' -- '
A. C. Marsters, chairman of the
legislative committee, reported that
a bill is now in course of preparation
and which will be presented to the
State Legislature which will prohibit
stock running at large upon. . any
fonced highway within the state. It
is also proposed to temper the "Herd.
Law" by limiting the restricted area
to the roadways of the county and a
district parallelling and adjoining the
Pacific Highway, on both .sides, so
that the back hills ranges will be
open for the purpose of grazing.
ALEM, Or., Jan. 11 (Special)
The City Council, sitting as a board
of health at a meeting tonight decided
not to make any effort to Interfere
with the session of the Legislature,
which opens here Monday, but owing
to influenza conditions, a strict ban
will be placed on crowds in the lobby
at the State Capitol.
Legal advice given to the Council
was to the effect that the two houses
had complete control of what Is done
in the respective chambers, but that
the lobby and corridors of the Capitol
come under city regulations as public
places. Tl a rouncil will do away with
the "thlrrl rouse" Insofar as it pre
sents danger of spreading the disease.
In a resolution the board named
Paul Johnson, Dr. F. Lutter and Otto
J. Wilson, councllmen, as members
of a committee to give assistance to
tho Red Cross in handling the disease.
They are Instructed to give any finan
cial aid that may . be necessary.
More nurses will be imported from
Seattle at once.
The influenza situation within the
county is greatly improved, . Is the
opinion of Dr. Miller, county health
officer. . At the present time there
is only a total of aproxlmately 150
cases throughout the county and
nearly all of these are cases now well
on' the way towards recovery with
very few new ones being reported.
Some cases have not been reported
to the physicians and consequentely
are not listed, but this number is be
lleved to be very small and It Is
thought that the number announced
will cover all cases. ' At Glendale,
Drain and Leon a it Is still serious.
but It- is believed the crisis Is past
and that the epidemic will soon have
permed over those localities. -At Rose
burg the 30 cases under quarantine
' (By Associated Press.)
PARIS, Jan. 11. Premier Cle-
menceau will be ,the permanent
president of the Inter-allieci
peace conference as a mark of
respect to the premier of the
country, where the conference is
to be held. . . ". ' ,
are all Improving 'rapidly and only
two new instances have been reported
to the health officers within the last
two days. The latest outbreak is at
Dlllard where fourteen new cases
have been reported during the week.
Dr. Miller .was called last; night to
attend patients In 8 different families.
I- : State Senator B. Li Eddy leaves to
morrow .afternoon for Salem where
he - will attend the session of the
state legislature which meets Mon
day. Representative C. A. Brand
Is already in the Capiitol and Rep
resentative Roy Griggs will also leave
tomorrow: Whether or not the leg
islature will continue in session or
will take a recess for 60 days is not
known but a great many of the mem
bers are In favor of postponing the
work of the legislative body until a
later date, when the danger from the
Influenza epidemic will not be so
OT-eat. The situation In Rnlntn U
veiV critical and no public gatherings
are uuowea wunin me city. . it is
very probable Senator Eddy Btates,
that the legislature will meetonly
long enough to complete the organ
ization and; then adjourn -for pos
sibly 60 days. ,..' '"
Phil Harth and Peter Didtel ar
rived this morning from Camp Lewis
after' receiving discharges from the
27th Coast Artillery. Sgt. Didtel was
a member of the medical corp and
Pvt.Harth of one of the Artillery
Batteries. A large part of the regi
ment is still at Camp Lewis, discharg
es being granted as rapidly as is pos
sible although, the work seems to
be progressing very slowly. It Is be
lieved that all of the Roseburg boys
in tnat organization will be home by
the end of the week. The reglmnt
was enlisted with the A. E. F. and
was booked to sail at about the
same time the armistice was signed,
the surrender cancelling its sailing.
The members of the 27th cere return
ed from Camp Eustls, Va., to Camp
Lewis, Wash., th,e latter part of De
cember. .
TO -
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Jan. 10.
It pledges given to the National
League for Women's Service by the
local officers of that organization are
carried out, more than 300 women,,
members of the Girl's Patriotic Lea
gue of this city, will relinquish their
positions for returning memborB of
Uncle Sara s forces. Officials of the
league have pledged themselves to
use every Influence to persuade other
girl employees to relinquish positions
formerly belonging to men, to return
ing soldiers and sailors. Statistics
showing the number of Utah women
who have taken: positions formerly
held by men who were called to the
colors, are not available, but It 1b
saidi unofficially that In some In
stances women have taken the places
of men to an unusually large extent.
it is reported by some employers that
the women have been found more
satisfactory than were the men and
efforts may be made to retain them.
' (By Associated Press.)
. SALEM, Jan. 11. Dr. A. C.
Seely, state health of.flcor. in-
formed Secretary of State Olcott
today that the State Board of
Health, will be prepared to In-
oculate all members of the state
legislature against Influenza, if
they so desire. The Board of
Control has tendered to Salem
city authorities and the local
Red Cross the use of the Salem
hospital building as an emer-
gency institution for caring for
Influenza patients.
Versailles Where Fate German
Nation Is Being Settled,
Famous. - -
Five Weeks after Surrender of Franco
; Envoys Were Forced to Sign the
Peace In City Now Used
, '.. i For The Conference. '
r PARls,':Deo.r 88 Versailles, whore
the Peace Conference is to be held
has tragic . memories for. France a&
the scene of her great humiliation
when, January-18, 1871, in the' fam
ous Galleries des GlaeeB, King Wil
liam of Prussia was proclaimed Ger
man IBmperor. About flva weekB
later, the French envoys were forced
to Blgn the preliminaries of the hard
peace imposed upon France by. Bis
marck. , ' -' '" .;
The GermanB set an imposing
stage for the first' ceremony. Old
King William, the - Crown Prince
Frederick, father of the last German
emperor; Bismarck, Moltke and other
Prussian generals and princes, as
sembled for a religious service. Af
ter the sermon' waB preached, the
King read a patent establishing the
empire, and Bismarck followed with
the proclamation, which concluded:
"May God grant us and our succes
sors ever to be lncreasers of the Ger
man empire, not by warlike conquest,
but with the grace and gifts of peace
for the national well being, for free
dom and civilization." , m
Cheers for the new emperor were
ledi by the Grand Duke of Baden. '
It was at . Bismarck's lodgings in
the Rue de Provence, Versailles, that
he negotiated the peace treaty pre
liminaries with the French repres
entatives, Thiers . and Favre. The
French were compelled to agree to
the surrender. of Alsace and Lorraine,
and to pay an Indemnity of $1,000,
000,000, and to-submit to a German
ontry into - Paris -and - a German ; oc
cupation of a large area in France.
The following dispatch from Wash
ington will be of interest here as it
involves the old Coos Bay Wagon
Road land grant of the Southern Ore
gon company, on which Douglas
County has about $160,000 back
taxes due: "A bill convoying to the
government 93,000' acres of land in
Coos and DouglaB counties, Oregon,
on the payment of $232,500 to the
Southern Oregon company, a land
holding concern, was passed today by
the house and- sent to the senate."
Enactment of the bill would! end the
court litigation brought by Attorney
General Gregory for forfolturd of the
land, which Is pending in the supreme
court.. , ...
HELENA, MONT.; - Jan: 10. Six
months of field work, to prepare the
soli for the seed, will be done by
the Methodist Episcopal church in
Montana, North Dakota, Idahd and
the eastern half of Oregon, Head
quarters embracing a half score wor
kers, Is .established, here with Rev.
George Mecklenburg, formerly of
Billings, as superintendent. Twenty
workers will take tho field and every
Methodist congregation In the district
will be visited and Informed oi the
great centenary movement under
which the church hopes to raise $85,
000,000 this year. Each state Is
being divided Into districts, with
pastors in charge. The allotment will
be announced later. Actual raising
of the money s to begin In May.-
SPOKaaB WASH., Jon. 10. A
portable exhibit Is to be a feature of
the Eastern Washington Historical
Museum and plans aro being made
for the preparation of a traveling
collection or minerals, botany ex
hibits, Indian relics, birds and fos
sils, for the purpose of carrying them
by means of a school wagon to cRy
and country schools. -A- series of
instructions tor the teachers at the
schools will be sent with the exhibits,'
In 'this way the pupils will receive an
education that they would not re
ceive merely by visiting the museum,
educators believe.
' The Installation: of Rev. , Dickson
as pastor of: the local Baptist, church
last night was well attended and a
most enjoyable occasion. Brief
speeches were made by local pastors
and) friends and a fitting response
was given by the new minister. - One
of the features of the evening was
a solo by Miss Allle Black, several
other numbers having also been pro
vided for entertainment during the
social hour. , Following the program
a reception was held for the pastor
and. his wife after .which refreshments
were served m tne.uasement by .the
ladieB. The church was beautifully
decorated' for the occasion in potted
plants and greenery. , , " ' . j
Debarkation of Soldiers Is a
Regular Circus For Gath
ering Population. ; :!
Mingle With American Soldiers and
, Laugh With Glee At the Strange
. - Swoar. Words Used by Ex-
. asperated Engineers. (
RUSSIA, Oct. 20. (Correspondence
of' The Associated Press.) The de
barkation of American troops at this
little town was better than a circus
for its population, who treated it as
Buch and spent hours andi hours
watching- "t he proceedings?-, r,-"1,'
The town is hilly, with big grass
covered cliffs right at the rivers edge
breaking into a sort of natural amphi
theatre at the landing place. Tne
townsfolk, particularly the children,
came to this amphltheatro early In
the morning and clung until late at
night to the coveted places nearest
the old paddle steamers and barges
from which the Americans debarked.
Efforts of husky American engin
eers to move their wagons up the
hills aided, or rather deterred, -by
Russian horses' who couldn't mder
stand the language, brought glee to
the dirty plnafored little Russian
girls and long trousered, grimy faced
chubby lads, whose ears were , tickled
by strange swear words. :
Entrance to the boats was prohibit-,
ed, but the kiddles, with all the zest
of American youngsters sneaking un
der the tent at a circus, Btole up tho
gang-planks and knew the smiling
Yanks were only joking when they
poked at them with their bayonots.
This town treated the Americans
and alBO the Rusians and others in
the Allied contingent as saviours and
deliverers from the BolBhevlkl. Every
time a boatload of troops wont up the
river to the front, a groat crowd
gathered- on the cliffs and cheored
them, and when the town's own com
pany of Russian soldiers went off to
fight, the cliffs was fairly black with
Blnglng, cheering , throngs.
' Big blue and white brown houses
of logs andi wood, heated by great
porcelain or brick stoves, are being
shared here by their owners with tho
Allied troops and many other soldiers
are accommodated in tho barracks
once built for the cossack guards of
the late Emperor Nicholas..
The Umpqja Lodge of the Bro
therhood of Railway Clerk, was or
ganized In Roseburg last evening
with 17 charter members, J. C. Felst
melster of Portland, having charge of
tho organization work. The officers
chosen are: L. O. Evans, president;
E. T. Compton, vice-president; J.
Wendell Wright, Sec. and Treas.;.
Wilson O. Blake, past president; O.
E. Shamp, Sorgeant at Arms; Harold
E. Snider, chaplain: Fred Clarke, In
side guardian; C. A. Riddle, outside
guardian. Indications are that tho
new lodge will have 100 per cent
of membership of those oliglhle to
belong at Roseburg, which will give
It a total of about twenty-five mem
bers. This order stands for the rail
way clerks and station employees In
the same relation tht the B. R. T.
and organizations do for the operat
ive and other departments of the
great army of railroad workers. Ar
rangements tor lodge quarters and re
gular meetlngB will shortly be made
by the lodge.
. i i ...-( t--,.. ,- ' . ...
Reconstruction Convention
Says Employment Must
r , Be Supplied.
Children Under Eighteen Yearn of
la Age will be Taken from Shipyards
r and Factory Jobs and Forced
-' To Attend Public School.-:- t
J PORTLAND," Jan. 11. Repeated
warning that only an immediate so
lution of :the unemployment -enigma .
will serve to nip In the bud the poi
son plants of I. W. W. and Bolshevist i
propaganda, was sounded again at .
yesterday's session of the Oregon -.
State Reconstruction Convention,
while delegates bent every effort to- -
ward advancing feasible solutions.
. Among the. proposals presented to
the delegates by speakers and by re
solution from the floor, dealing with
the difficulty of restoring positions .
to returned soldiers and the question '
of employment aa an entity, were the
following: . . ,
To memorialize Congress for the
enactment of a measure, now before
it, granting three month's full pay
to all discharged soldiers' and sailors.
To request Congress for a land-de
velopment arid.1 'settlement program
in behalf, of ex-soldiers ; and '' other
workers; witH . privislons for Btock- '
ing the new farms and extending
credit to the settlers.
To keen every business andi Indus
trial service flag in Oregon displayed
as a pledge until all men of the ser
vice are restbrod to their former
jobs or given ones equally remuner
ative. . v - . . .-
To amend the Oregon constitution
In order to guarantee employment to
oltlzens out of work, upon applica
tion., .;. - ., . . .. '-, .,-..
To abolish private -employment ,
agencies and co-operate with the
United States Employment Service.
To remove . from the shipyards,
youths'' uriderTi 8 years,- and place -.
them in school; to take like steps
with children under 18 years employ
ed in stores, shops and factories.
To hasten the port developments In r
Portland! and other harbors of the
state. . .. . "
To Immediately, devise a state-wide
programme of intensive highway de
velopment. somewhat out of order by the rules
of the convention, which were sus
pended, with acclaim, the assembled
delegates waited not for the end of
the session, but passed a resolution
addressed to Congress, asking that
alien residents who evaded the se
lective draft be forever debarred
from citizenship..; :
Many members of the Oregon Leg
islature attended the sessions, catch- -lng
the drift of public opinion and
reconstruction thought, in readiness
tor the; opening of their own session,
at Salem, on Monday of next week.
Mayor Baker, as chairman; named
many of the important sub-commlt-ties
yesterday, whose resolutions will
be presented today, together with the
general resolutions of the conven
tions. .
- ' ' ' ' . .
MARSHFIELD, - Jan. 11. Harry
Bird this afternoon stated that the
charges preferred against himself and
other members of the executive com
mittee of the shipwright's union that
the strike was called unconstitution
ally had been dismissed as in them
selves unconstitutional. That a ma
jority of thoBe present at the meeting
was all that Is necessary since due and
required notlco had been sent to' all
andi that the official sanction ot the
maritime council had been received!
1b understood to have been the posi
tion of the committee. Charges that
the strike of shipwrights in the two
yards here was called unconstitution
ally were preferred last night at the
meeting of Local No. 1098, which Is
demanding union yards, In a throe
page Indictment by Hank Dlers, a
shipyard employee, who is a union
This afternoon a hearing of Lor
ence Marqulss, president ot the ship
wright's union, Harry Bird, business '
agent ot the labor council of Coos
Bay, and other members of the ex
ecutive committee of the shipwright's
union was in progress before a trial
committee of union members hero
and with a member from the Colum
bia River Maritime Council In attend
ance. . Kruse & Banks' yards this af
ternoon stated that 180 men were at
work. The Coos Bay shipyards have
150 men at work there, they Btate.
The personnel of each yard Included
somewhat over 400 men before the
strike wns called, . .
F. M. Batchelor of Yoncalla, was
a business visitor In Roseburg today.