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Uii, A"iovi'-T;i THE WEATHER
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and more . prosperous
Tonight and! Thursday, Rain.
Highest temp, yesterday ... 60
Lowest temp, last night .',68
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The Only Papef in Rosehurg Carrying Associated Press Dispatches
" VOL. X,
ItOSEBUKG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGONWKDNUSDAY, JANUARY 83, 1010
, NO. 10
THE
mat
of Nations Impractical
Until
the Bolsheviki Issue ,
Is Settled.
WHAT WILL WILSON DO
Action of President in Appointing De
legate to Peace Congress to Take
His Place Attracting World- '
Wide Attention. .-
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, Jan. 22. Wttkji hope of
being able to formulate a definite
plan of action concerning the Russian
situation, the supreme council of the
peace conference continues to study
the question. Another thing that
- appears to excite considerable curios
ity Is the action that President Wil
son may take in supplying a fifth de
legate to the congress when he re
turns to America, and the probabili
ties of his again crossing the Atlantic
to participate In the deliberations in
March. Ex-president Taft andi Elihu
Root are being mentioned as possible
appolnteeB as delegates to the peace
council. It Is alleged. that Wilson is
not fully decided" that he wW return
to Europe the second time. Lloyd
George and President Wilson are in
accord as to the Russian situation, it
is said, and it is believed' that - a
settlement of the questions Involved
In that respect Is necessary prelimin
ary to perfecting the plan for a lea
gue of nations. It-is wanted by the
peace council to secure the evidence
of accredited Bolsheviki represent
atives on the status of affairs in Rus
sia. The French are apparently
against the admission of Bolsheviki
to the council. The supreme council
today considered the Polish question,
and it was decided! to send a mission
to Poland. ' r
WILL APPOINT DELEGATES.
DUBLIN, Jan. 22. The legislative
powers of the Irish Republic will be
vested in deputies elected from the
existing aarllam6ntary constituencies.
There will be .a, president, and .four-secretaries.-
Three" Irish 'delegates to
represent the'alleged' republic at the
peace conference will' be chosen to
day. ' -
BREMEN HELD BY REDS.
AMSTERDAM, Jan. 22. The Ger
man city of Bremen Is virtually in
the hands of workingmenv dispatches
state today. The workmen occupied
1 kA Stmnnntont .Kill ,1 1 M D-o Htl1
have posted machine guns in the
market place. Government troops In
the barracks were disarmed by . the
worklngmen forces. A general strike
has 'been proclaimed at Ramscheld,
as a protest against 'the killing of Dr.
Liebkhecht and Rose Luxemburg. All
factories are closed and traffic gen
erally Is stooped; -
ANAROmST TAKE AVLENOIA.
PARIS, Jan. 22 Valencia, a small
town in Northern Portugal, has sur
rendered to the anarchists.
Bishop DuBose, who spoke in this
city at the M. E. Church South last
night, gave a brilliant address. The
audience for a man of such caliber
was not large, but those who did have
the privilege of going, were well re
nkld for their time. He used the old
familiar text of Jno. 3. 16, and his
interpretation was a very excellent
one. The Bishop is an elderly man,
'and is a man of experience, and one
of the most eloquent lecturers that
has visited Roseburg. He covers a
large territory in his work, and Is on
a visit to the different parishes. . ;
A telegram has Just been received
bv C. J. Hurd. County Agricultural
Agent, from the department of agri
culture stating that a cargo of nitrate
would be delivered at San Francisco
and re-distributed to the farmers of
the Northwest
This nitrate is sold by the govern
ment direct to farmers at $81.00 per
ton f. o. : b. San Francisco. This
would make the price about $90.00
(per ton f. o. b. Roseburg providing
a carload can be distributed. All or
ders should be received not later
than February 1st. Orders can be
liven to the County Agent, the Fruit
Inspector or A. F. Stearns at Oak
land. The orders will have to be
accompanied by a certified check for
the amount ordered as the nitrate is
old by the eovernment for cash.
Last year the nitrate of Soda show
ed very beneficial results, where ever
League
used on prune orchards in the county
and throughout the Willamette val
ley farmers are using It this year to
a larger extent than ever on their
prune orchards. The nitrate is used
at the rate of from three to- five
hundred pounds per acre and Is usu
ally applied Just (previous to the time
of blossoming. - -
Mr. Hurd states that the number
of orders received between now and'
February the 1st, will determine
whether the nltratels ordered or not.
The price asked by commercial firms
Is $ 115 per ton f. o. b. Portland. .
The county court has decided that
$20 bounty on coyote scalps, Is a trifle
but of proportion to existing condi
tions, and so the following order was
passed by the court, which reduces
the amounts hunters will receive:
In the matters of Bounty to be paid
on Coyotes.
It appearing to the satisfaction of
the court that the present bounty of
$20 each on all coyotes killed within
Douglas County Is exhorbltant, and
that the funds for the payment of
said bounties Is in danger of becom
ing exhausted, .
It Is therefore ordered that the
payment for coyote scalps he reduced'
to the following prices, to-wit:
$16.00 each on all grown coyotes,
and
'$6.00 each on coyote pups under
six months of age presented to the
county clerk on and after this 21st
day of January, . 1919. -....' ;;.
LI
E
Tells How Big Shells Tear Up
Things Over On the ;
Other Side.
HADSOMECLOSESHAVES
Doings At the -Front Are Nice To
Read About, But the Actual Part-1 '
- lctpants Do Wot Relish the
Gas and! Shells.
Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson, of
Looking Glass, are in receipt of the
following -interesting letter from
their son, John E. Jackson, who Is
with the American Expeditionary
Forces in France ananas seen serv
nr. tne iront. -me juuur dw.u..
writes from Rarecourt as follows: :
Just a few lines to let you know
I ami still in France. I had expected
to be either in Germany or on the
way home long before this time, but
things Seem to be delayed somewhat,
still I hope to be In New York
bv the last of February, as demobili
zation should be pretty speedy from
now on. There win proDauiy ue umu
man arriving nome lor um " -
hold It until further notice. I am,
so
going to try and visit Paris and
few other towns oeiore i leave.
. ,
!?pp.Sv,i,i. e.hn.rh-".vr
""V T .;, , nu.
reached this country. The Bochc i
machine guns would1 have made short :
worn oi mm, lor
lasted only about thirty day . on the
front lines. I was about a mile be-1
muu uro " j " . , 1 tors confined at Fort Leavenworth,
close shaves from shells and.,fIan i These men w!H bo honornblyVtstored
an alnplane dropped a. '0-P"ni ! to duty a:id immediately discharged
bomb about 60 feet from where I,(rom t'ne arny
was sleeping-and If it had exploded . REACH AGRKMENT.
;,r 6 i .J.?
apl box. It was nice to read alwut
in ine paper., ;
not or . '7' "P''
nZ. . . . 7.A mVflp-ht with I
' - . o--- ------
their machine guns. One macmne
gun piaceu .. . ''"'""
Ine Glass could sweep the whole val-j
ley of trees, men and everything that j
was not in a shell hole. Jour b-incn
or one gas shell could kill all the
ipeople in the village of Looking Glass
and a ten minute oarrage or 100 s
(8 inch cannon) wouia maae nose
burg look like a plowed field. One
machine gun shoots 2200 shots a min
ute and a 76 or s-inch artillery zb
times per minute, so you can imagine
what was going on over here when
the first army, nearly a million men-j
strong, started to work In on the
Germans. The Boche shot and' fought
Just as hard-as we did, but could not
stem the tide of the Yankees, when
they started through the Argonne
woods.
I left Sedan a month ago and am
now in about the center of the Ar
gonne forest, but think we will soon
move down near Trages and from
there probablyto the boat. Have
you received the boche helmet I sent?
I am going to take some hand gre
nades and bombs home for souvenirs.
'With love to you all,
JOHN E. JACKSON,
Field Hospital Co., 161 Am. Exp.
Forces, France.,
SQUARES ITSELF
Conference With Legislative
',. Committee Clears Up '
Troublesome Issues.
TEN MILLION IN BONDS
Tentatively Agreed That Stuto Will
Provide Immense Sum for Road
Construction Quibble Over Sol- .
diers Relief Appropriation.
(By Associated Press.)
SALEM, Jan. 22 Sonator Thomas'
resolution, calling on the state high
way commission to appear bofore the
legislative committee, culminated in
a long session lust night. During
the conference the road question was
brought out of chaos and will be
placed before the legislature on clear
ly defined lines, so that the exact
needs of the situation will -be -understood.
Commissioners Thompson and
Booth explained the highway situa
tion in the state, ' and as a conse
quence it was tentatively agreed that
a ten million dollar bond, issue will
be provided for road construction. :
NEARLY 40,000 STKIKE.
SEATTLE Jan. 22 Between thirty
five and thirty-seven thousand ship
yard, aud machine shop workmen in
Seattle, Tacoma and Anacortes are
out on strike, which was precipitated
yesterday. Many of the strikers be
lieving the fight will be a long one,?
are leaving the city. There is no sign
of a compromise. Relief committees
representing the labor organizations,
are preparing to extend' aid to the
needy. members of the unlonB. . r
SALEM, Jan. 22. Representative
C. Shuebell today introduced a bill
which proposes to offset the raise in
rates by the Pacific Tel. and Tel. Co.,
that became effective yesterday.- The
bill would cause 6 per cent of the
company's gross income to revert to
the state in taxes, "so the people will
know that the extra money they pay
Into the coffers of the telephone com
pany, will find its way bade into the
state treasury." -- -.
'i; OBJECTS TO DISTRUST.:-''
SALEM, Jan. 22. With but two
dissenting votes the house today sent
the -bill appropriating one hundred
-thousand dollars for the reliet of sol
ditrs back to the senate, positively re
fusing to concur in the amendment
providing that the men. receiving
financial assistance must make a
complete statement regarding them
selves and their circumstances, which
"inventory so to speak, of their lives
would be filed with the secretary of
state. The house sent a conference
committee to the senate to discuss
the terms of the bill. It was claimed
by member9 of the nollse that the
senate was cross examining the boys
and "putting strings on our grati
tude." ' I!
NO TAX ON ADMISSIONS. !
'.. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. War re
venue hill conftrees agreed not to
increase taxes on amusement admis
sions. ' - ' '
BREAKING THE NEWS GENTLY.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Director
General of Railroads Hlnes said to
day that there was a considerable of
',,., ,.,,,,. .,.
reduction In freight traffic indi
cated for this year. Consequently,
ulw nuuunu aumiuiHLi iiuuii . mates
that Probably there will be no great
the railroad administration, states
reduction in the present h gh fre ght
OBJECTORS FREED.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Secre-
. ordered
conscientious objec-
LONDON, Jan. 22. A Paris dls-
atch thnt E Innd, Prance
the United States, Italy and Japan
hm reached! a definite agreement
reBardlm? -the Russian situation. ,
lHliaiiTCKKNrW. HOI,lTKIU4.
SALEM, Jan.- 22. Senator Hub
ton's bill, giving sallors-and soldiers
,. . ' , . . ...
y institutions, nassed
;. , frt. h. ', ...
today.
fects veterans of the civil, Spanish-
American and world' wars.
FOR CONSOLIDATION.
SALEM, Jan. 22. The Joint con
solidation committee adopted a pro
gram calling for six separate bills
covering everything in the consolida
tion plan. John Carkin, of Medford
will draw up the bills required. 1
litt-LSHKVIKI ATTACKS. '
ARCHANGEL, Jan. 22. Bolshe
viki troops attacked the American
and Russian positions on the north
ern front Sunday. Defensive out
posts were withdrawn, but attacks
on the main positions were repulsed.
UNDER WAY
The Sheridan store building on
JackBon street recently acquired by
Mayor Stewart and his son, Dr. E. B.
Stewart, is undergoing extensive re
pairs and it is the Intention of the
new - owners -to make. It :iuodern
in every particular. ; The buildings
which consist of three distinct storea,
will be lowered at once to street lev
el, the floor In the main store room
already- having undergone these in-
telor repairs. Modern plate glass
fronts are to De Installed. Instead
of brick being used for the exterior
front tile will be put in place, adding
greatly to . the attractiveness of the
structures. - Workmen are now bus
ily engaged In remodeling the build
ings throughout and they will be
ready for loccupancy in the very near
future. ,
The large store room adjoining the
Stewart property which was purchas
ed! from the Sheridan estate by ;W.
L. Dyslnger will also be renovated,
lowered and a' new up-to-date front
Installed. When the improvement
work to these properties Is complete
they will add much to the appear
ance of the block, 111 which they are
located,- ........... . . k. ':
ARESENTENCEDIODAY
Hearing' 'of the" trld of Oakland
youths who were lodged! In jail a
few: days ago on a charge of robbery
and bootlegging, came before Jus
tice I. B-. Riddle thlB afternoon. The
robbery charge :Was dismissed and
the young men pleaded guilty to Il
licit sale of whiskey. .. Roy Fare, the
oldest of the trio, was fined $75.
Chas. Fisher and- Joe Campbell, both
of whom are about 18 years of age,
were fined $25 and sentenced to six
months In jail, but the sentence was
suspended on good behavior. The
Jail sentence was given in order to
impress the boys with the fact that
they must steer clear of deals of the
sort hereafter, and It: was believed
this course would. help them to re
form, '. ."; '. ,-'.; ' ..
INSTALLS OFFICERS
' Last Saturday, the fijllowlng offi
cers were1 Installed by the State
Grange Deputy for the Yoncalla
Grange: Master, O. F. Thlel; lecturer,
Mrs. J. P. Bishop; overseer, ueo.
Brown: steward, Mrs. J. B. Wilson;
chaplain, Mr. J. J. Bishop; treasurer,
W. E. Richards; secretary, miss
Bernice Richards; assistant steward,
Mrs.'O. Fi Thiel: lady assistant stew
ard, Mra. J. W. Wise; gate keeper,
J. B, Wilson; Ceres, Mrs. W. E. Rich
ards; Pomona, Mrs. Wm. Richards;
Flora', Mrs. H.; F. Westfall. Several
visitors were present, including
County Fruit Inspector Pearcy and
John Alexander, the latter being, the
co-operative stock shipper for the
Douglas County Pomona Grange. The
meeting was an all day session, being
held in the Odd Fellows Ha 1 at Yon
alla, and the ladies of I'lj Grange
serving dinner at noon, : . h
AT
A victim of mfluonza, Peter W.
Severson, 88 years -old,, one of Port
land's pioneer business men and con
tractors, died Sunday evening at his
home in this -city," says yesterday's
Portland Oregonlan.
Mr. Severson was noted! not only
for his keen business acumen and
for the constant Interest he took In
Portland's development, but also for
his warm interest In educational and
nhtlanthrophic work and for the val
uable suimort he gave the Willamette
University, the Young Men's Christ
ian Association and the Young Wo
men's Christian Association. To all
'three of these organizations he gave
the Income of $200,000, sotting aside
this fund perpetuity, bo that each
year the Institutions benefited could
gain from his bounty. Tho uonation
was made to the committee compos
ed of R. A. Booth, A. M. Smith. A. F.
Flegol and E. H. Todd, each of whom
represented one or the other of the
above Institutions.
A native of New York state he came
west in 1866, going to California,
whore he engaged In the business of
carriage and wagon building. Two
years later he came to Portland, be
coming a member or the firm- or
Clark, Hay & Co., wagon makers. For
approxlmtely a dozen years following
he remained In the wagon manufact
uring business, with various fartners
finally branching out into .contract
ing and realty Investments. So suc
cessful was his basiness llre'that he
acquired a generous fortune, which,
after his gifts to educalon, enabled
him to leave an estate of about $100,-
O00. Mrs. Severson died 19 yenrs ago.
Three sisters-survive him, Mrs. Eun
ice Tarbox, or Columbus, Ohio; Mrs.
Sarah Hassell, of Roseburg, an - Mrs.
Mary E. Tracer, of Portland.
(Mr, Severson was an uncle of Mrs.
Percy Webb, of this city.)
OF
The Democratic War Program
Shows Glaring Instances ;
of Rank Inefficiency.
WRECKED, BY , WILSON
Early Selection of Men For Inipoit'.'nt
War Work Shows Partisanship.
Was Placed Before Ability j
. v . By Administration.
. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. The Re
publican Publicity Association, thru
its president, Hon. Jonathan Bourne,
Jr., today gave out the following
statement from Its Washington headquarters:.-
VW-lth democraoy in the
making in Europe the people of. this
country are witnessing the Democra
tic party the unmaking In the Unit
ed States. Whilst the various bu
reaucrats appointed by administra
tion which has well-nigh destroyed
free government here, are boasting
of what they did to win the war, their
utter'inabillty to handle the -problems
of peace or war gives' distress to the
people and assurance that 1020 will
find written on the headstone of the
party founded by Jefferson this epi
taph: - "Wrecked by Wilson."
'! Upon America's entrance Into the
war the government entored Into
various construction contracts on : a
"cost'pluB" -basis, which tempted con
tractors to. aiBregard expense and
tonded to encourage slacking -on the
part of workmen. Asa result, while
men were Idling on government con-
, tracts, private employers were unable
j to get hel for the essential work of
; production, particularly on ..farniB.
j Favoritism wbb practiced In the lett
ing of contracts, as Illustrated, in the
facts disclosed by the Hughes aircraft
report. - - - . ; j
"In early selections for Important
war work, partisanship was consider
ed' before ability. At the head of.
the Fuel Administration was placed
a man of no experience In coal pro
duction, with the result that we had
heatless, llghtless and workless per
iods at -a time when full-time work
was of vital importance. Ship-building
and aircraft production were put
under the control of experienced busi
ness men only after public criticism
had forced, the president to act.
'To late' is written upon almost every
page of our war history.' -
i "A 'few of the most glaring In
stances of - departmental 'breakdown
in Washington are here enumerated:
"War Department. 1., The airplane
fiasco 23,000 ' airplanes promised
our troopB by July 31, of last year.
About 1000 -planes of American ma
nufacture delivered, reported by the
commander of the American aero
squadron at Verdun to be 'fire' traps',
About $1,600,000,000 appropriated
for this program. .,
2. Nearly $5,000,000,000 apiiiroprl-
ated for ordnance. Pershing s report
gives only 109 seventy-fives deliver
ed up to cessation of hostilities. No
guns of large calibre delivered'.
3. Immense appropriations fo:
shells. Reports show first-American
gas shells arrived on the front the
day following the signing of the ar
mistice.' . 4. Inability to meet requirements
for uniforms, field) glasses and many
other-articles of equipment compelled
the dooartment to make reaufsitlnns
fon Great Britain and France.
6. Pay to soldierB overdue on an
average of 6 hiohthB. Private hene
fltB held In this country to succor
unpaid, stranded soldiers- returned
from Europe. Financial bureau of
War Department utterly demoralized
and unablo to say when claims can
be liquidated. Secretary Baker hypo
critically blameB congress, although
congress appropriated $201,664,279
for pay- of officers, and $770,458,-
721.04 for enlisted men of the lino.
and the deficiency appropriation net
of November 4, appropriated an addi
tional $606,327,159 for. the pay of
orncers, enlisted men, and nurses.
6. Demobilization iprogram demor
alized. Commands and countermands
reported emanating from department
daily. Status of discharged' soldierB
wearing uniforms undetermined, one
consequence of which Is a fearfu
amount of drunkeneas reported, not
ably In St. Louis, which Is not sup
plied with military police.
7. Department unipropared to tako
care of wounded returning from the
rront. Bee speech or Senator Cham
berlaln'. democraf. - '' '' '' i '
8. Casualty reports In a tearful
mess. Not yet all in. Many cable
grams Incorrect. Cables clogged with
details of dress and social functions
of Wilson Junketeers.
"Navy Department, Daniels, but
a small navy man In 1910, now asks
for navy biggest In the world Just at
the time the President Is trying to
organize a League of 'Nations, one
1urpose of which Is to reduce arma
ments. "State Department. Russian situ
ation growing dally more gravo.
Poles on the rampage. Bolshevist
armies overrunlng Baltic provinces
and Ukralnla and seeking Junction
with German Bolshevists, Mexican
situation becoming acute. ; Uncertain
ty what to do with respect to recog
nizing Costa Rica. President has in
timated that war is over, anpllcants
for passports told it is not. - State De
partment unable to function while
the headB are in Europe.
"U. 8, Shipping Board. Promised
6,000,000 tons of shipping by end of
cms year; estimate or 3,000,000 toliB
considered fair. Hurley complicating
matters In Europe by purchases of
potash or which Germany is nractlc-
ally the sole producer, and trying to
enect sianur.ra sea pay ror all na
tions. Hog iBland projects results In
expenditure or over $60,000,000. But
one ship reported completed, and that
was launched 65 per cent riveted to
celebrate (president's visit here.
"DlviBlon of Railroad Control.
Ten months under government opera
tion the revenues increased' $736,
000,000 due to a 60 per cent in
crease in passenger, and a 25 percent
Increase in rrelght rates, but the nfet
revenues were $215,000,000 less thin
received for a similar ten months
period under private operation, show
ing that government operation of the
roads cost the people of this country
$960,000,000 more than it cost them
under private operation, over a per
iod of ten months. Yet Mr. McAdoo
asks congress to extend the period of
government control for five years of
experimentation, costly inefficiency,
and cumulative Irritation of the Ame
rican, people. .- - i
.-"War Trade Board. Demoraliza
tion In releasing tonnage for export
trade. About 170,000 tons of freight
in port of New York alone awaiting
shipment-for South America. Great
Britain slashing freight rates, while
American shippers are unable to se
cure release of tonnage from govern
ment. ..." .
'"Treasury-. Department. -Payments
on war contracts delayed. Soldiers'
allotments and Insurance far overdue.
Seventy thousand apllcations for
allotments, formerly granted,- now
canceled after large sums had been
paid out; Months required; perhaps
years, to adjust claims. Bureau
stopping on Kb own foet. ;
"Comerce Department. Redllcld
advocating restrictions of domestic
exports in order not to Interfere with
European nations In their export
trade. Democratic newspapers com
plaining that European nations atc
securing a firm hold' on 8outh Ameri
can trade while the United . States
dallies. ., .
Post Office Department Emulat
ing the one-horse shay." : . ;
T
E
Almost Impossibleto Estimate
; ; What That Country '
Will Demand. .
FACTORIES ARESTRIPPED
It Would Bo Easier to Enumerate
What tho Germans Left Than to
. Described In Detail ..What
v They Destroyed,
fThe Associated Press.)
BRUSSELS. Dec. 13. Thus far
It has been impossible to estimate the
extent of damage caused in Belgium
by the Germans or to fix, even ojp
proximotely, the amount of Indemn
ity which Belgium will demand from
Germany, t
In the majority of the factories
which the Belgians were allowed to
operate during the German ocupa
tlon, the plant remains, but every
where all stocks of raw material have
been entirely removed-.
' In the other factories, which the
Belgians were not allowed to operate,
there was a systematical removal ol
all the machinery which was dis
mantled and sent to Germany. The
names of the German manufacture
to whom tho machinery was Bhlpped,
have been ascertained.
Belgian Industrial circles seem to
bo divided whether to attempt to re
cover the stolen machinery from Ger
many, now necessarily worn, or tc
buy new machines nbroad - and tc
make the Germans pay for it.
The Belgian coal fields in tho re
gions of Mons, Charlerol and Liege,
were operated by the Germans who
UBOt Belgian coal as currency to ob
tain from Holland nrovlslons, cattle
and horses. Thus, while the Belgian
population suffered irom cold, coal
rose In price to 400 or 500 francs f
ton and Bolglans witnessed the spec
tacle of workmen weakened by pri
vations forced to drag heavy cartt
loaded with coal, taking the place ol
the horses which the Germans had
stolen.
The Industrial region of Charlerol
suffered severely at the hands of the
Germans who destroyed tho machines
which they did not take away and
removed all mnterlal of which they
could not make use. A great amount
of work will be necessary to clear
up the wreckage and even If the sto
len machinery or . its equivalent Is
obtained, It will be Impossible to re
sume production before the middle
of next yoar.
, Nothing now remains of the estab
30 QUARTS BOOZE
Night Officer Hodges Makes
A Neat Haul Owner of
" Goods Not Known.
CONSIGNED TO WILBUR.
Trunk Carrying the Precious Cargo Is
Spotted In Roseuurg Coming; in
' ' on S. P. Train No. 16, '
V.'j'v Lost night. ' ' -
An ordinary trunk with no mark
ings, save the baggage check, and
consigned to the little village of Wil
bur, fifteen miles north of Rose
burg, was taken from train No, 16,
when it arrived in Roseburg last
night and placed! In the local baggage
room. The cause for this transaction
was the fact that the above train
makes no stops at Wilbur, so it be
came necessary for the baggageman
to remove the trunk, later placing it
aboard the train that leaves this city
for the north at 7:45 a. m.
During the trunks brief sojourn In
Rosehurg Night Officer Hodges had .
hta "eagle eye" out for anything that
looked suspicious and be couldn't get
away from the alleged fact that this -uninviting
piece of baggage contained
other than wearing ap,parel. To sub
due his Inquisitive proclivities, he de- .
elded to look Into the inner part of
me wardrobe container with the fol
lowing results, viz: Besides- somo
rough clothos, apparently the proper
ty of some laboring man, he found
neatly tucked away in the - trunj
thirty real live quarts of "Old! Crow"
whiskey. With a long breath he
closed the lid, in keeping with the
"flu" epidemic throughout the state,
and decided 'on -a "closed": town so
far as the destrlbutlon of the contents
of tho trunk were concerned.
At 7:45 this morning the parcel
was taken from the baggage room
and placed . aboard the train for Us -destination,
the city of Wilbur, but
the trunk was hot allowed to make
such a long Journoy unaccomipanleot.
Marshal .Hodges. 'had . laid , his,, plans',
well and he. did . not Intend, to let the
precious package be spirited, away,
without the knowledge of its rightful
owner. He thought the latter was
entitled to tho consignment which, at
the present market price of booze, Is '
worth upwards of $800.i Therefore,
without further' ceremony the night
officer secreted himself on this morn- .
lng'B train, along with Soutnern Pad-.,
lie Detective Rogers, and the two ac
companied the very innocent .looking
trunk to Wllbiir where it Was care
fully laid to rest until the owner
bobbed up. . , . .
After waiting until today noon for
the unknown owner to put In an ep
ponrance the officers called a Jitney
from this city and the cargo . was
brought here and1 put under lock and
key at the city Jail. , At a late hour
this afternoon no Intimation of the
owner of the illegal shipment . had
been given tut, and it is quite llke
y he has gotten wise to the officers'
movements and will never put In' an
appearance for tho priceless consign
ment of wet goods. .
. H. CI
EDENBOWER TRACT
James H. Clark, the local uhoto-
graphor, yesterday purchased the 10-
icre tract In Edenbower-. formerly
owned by G.'wV' Young. The pro
perty lies only a short distance west
of the railroad track passing through
h;lonbover and Is a very choice niece
of land. Mr. Clark made the pur
chase for the purpose of establishing
poultry farm and will take posses
ilon at once. ' He -is ' planning' on "
going Into the chicken industry on an
extensive scale and the property Just
acquired will give him ample land'
facilities for carrying on the business
as well as 'producing sufficient feed
Tor the towls. Mr. Clark states his
photographic business In this city
will be conducted as usual, he having
no uioa or giving up this establish
ment. ' 1
' Rev. C. H. Hilton has Just .today
received word' from a brother In Ken
tucky that his mother Is quite low
with a serious illness and cannot jive
but a few days, The aged lady Is
past her 90th year, and is gradually
sinking away. -
llshment Thy-le-Chateau,' which an
nually turned out 200,000 tons of
steel. Sixty coke furnaces, four blast
furnaces, four 20-ton converters and
six sets of flattening machines have
been destroyed! or sent beyond the
Rhine. ,
Some of the steam engines were
blown up and blast furnaces were de
stroyed' by cutting down the support
ing columnB. The damage there
amounts to several millions of francs.
It would be .earner to enumerate
what the Germans have left than to
describe tho ruin they have caused.