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VOL. X. .
NO. 28
l I II - 1
Tabulations By Divisions For
Expeditionary Forces Is
; Announced Today.
First Regular Division Leads In Num
ber Killed In Action and Died of
Wounds. Good Many Pris
oners in tills Total.
(The Associated PreBs.) ,
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 1. An
official tabulation by divisions of the
casualties for the American Expedi
tionary Forces, was ninety-live per
cent complete today, it was announc
ed by the war department, ine to
tals, without marines, are as follows:
Killed In action, 27,762; died of
wounds. 11,396: missing in action,
14,649; prisoners, 2,785; making a
grand total of major casualties ot
The first regular division leads In
the number killed In action, with 2
303. The number of died of wounds
was 1,050, the first being the only
division to lose over a thousand men
of wounds. Only three division!? have
over one thousand men missing in
action. -
The heaviest losses in prisoners
was suffered by the twenty-eigth di
vision, with 691 taken.
The total major casualties of the
ninety-first division were 1702.
The Red Cross table of prisoners
totalled 5,243, including 4,857 mili
tary (prisoners. Out ot the total num
ber of prisoners 4,800 have been Ye-,
leased, 118 dying In captivity. Prac
tically all prisoners are now out of
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 1 The
total casualties 61 the Marine Corps,
as announced by the War Department
today, total 3.G5 of fleers and 11,152
enlisted men. Tho 'total killed nnd
died of wounds Is 1,557.
vThe -Food---Administration-iBrto.bB1
closed up within three weeks! it was
announced here today.
SALEM, Feb. 1. The legislature
adjourned yesterday until over- the
week-end. Up to noon today, Gov
ernor Withycombe had signed eight
bills, since the legislature began its
(By'AssocIated Press.)
SALEM, Or., Feb. 1. The propos
ed constitutional amendment by Re
presentative Gallagher of Harney and
Malheur counties, to authoiizo the
state to guarantee district reclama
tion bonds, contemplates that the
state shall guarantee both the prin
cipal and interest on bonds iBSued.
A bill accompanying the resolution
for the amendment, would create a
commission to pass on the bonds and
make It optional, after Investigation
of a project to be reclaimed, whether
the state shall guarantee the bonds.
The commission would be composed
of the governor, secretary of state,
state treasurer, superintendent of
banks and state engineer. All ex
pense incurred In determining whe
ther a project is feasible and a good
investment would be borne by the
EUREKA, CALIF., Feb. 1. That
splendid isolation that has kept the
upper waters -of the Klamath river
almost as unknown as the depths of
the Amazon, is to be broken, nnd
with Its passing the Indian with his
dugout canoe will no longer nice
unobserved by various eyes down the
long, swirling rapids ot the river.
Humboldt County has entered into a
partnership with the Federal govern
ment, whereby ten miles of road are
to be built into the Somes Bar coun
try in the northeastern part of the
county. With the opening of this
highway a passage will be available
into Siskiyou county and automobile
voyages through the Sacramento Val
ley will have a wonderful realm for
adventure opened to them: An al
most entire lack or roads has en
abled the Klamath river Indian to
live in primeval surroundings until
the present day and as a result, he
Is one of the most Interesting natives
to be found in California. The wig
wam on the shore, the papoose on the
shoulders of the Bquaw and the tribal
rituals handed down for generations
still are part of his life. Along Ibe
majestic sweep of the Klamath there
remain many little Indian settlements
where a white man can bargain much
as in the days of old. Some know
ledge of. American history has pene
trated into the wilds ot. the, region,
one of the inost bizarre convictions
among the Indians being that George
Washington discovered America. .
SALEM,. Ore., Feb. 1. Lobbying
will be reduced largely to a.written,
rather than a verbal pastime, If the
bill now before the legislature, wltn
an emergency clause, Is rushed thru
as predicted. The measure forbids
lobbying with legislators either in or
out of the state house and- provides
that arguments for and against pro
posed laws must be made before com
mittees, in the press or In printed
statements delivered to the members
on their desks.
Following the adjournment each
lobbyist must also file an expense ac
count with the secretary of state.
Before taking part in any activities
around the legislature, they must re
gister with the secretary of state.
. The penalty for violation of the
law would be a fine of not less than
$200 nor more than $5000. :
SALEM, Ore.,- Feb. 1. The joint
ways and means committee of the le
gislature was told by F. L. Gazam,
former Seattle capitalist, how inter
ested In Southern Oregon mines, that
the chrome and manganese deposits
in Southern Oregon are the heaviest
in the world. Authority for this
statement, said Mr. Gazam, was a re
presentative of the Guggenheim in
terests. The statement was used as a
basis for the request by the state
board of mines and geology for an
appropriation of fflty thousand dol
lars. Southern Oregon last year pro
duced ninety-five per cent .of the
chrome of the United States, Mr. Gaz-
zam said, and the Btate board has
gone into the markets of the world
and fcroughtcapUaJlik.JaucJi. jvj
this state. .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. The Am
erican Forestry Association has re
ceived information from Frederick L.
Smith of Philadelphia, that the late
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, in one
of the last letters he wrote, approved
the plan suggested by Mr. Smith for
the Liberty Memorial by linking up
the highways of the country, Improv
ing them with suitable bridges and
narks and (planting trees in certain
places along the highways. This plan
was proposed, as a means of commem
orating the Americans, who lost their
lives in the war.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 31. J. W.
Kimpton, 'a London capitalist, has
arrived in Mexico City tor tne pur
pose of establishing a:ban to provide
mines long unworked with sufficient
capital to. purchase machinery and;
place themselves on a profitable ba-j
sis. It is also stated that the British ;
capitalist is endeavoring to secure a
concession for constructing a railway
between Tabasco and Yucatan to fa
cilitate the movement of sisal and
other products of that region.
LONDON, Jan. 1. The death Is
announced of George Cawston, who
with late Cecil Rhodes, founded the
British South Africa, or Chartered
Company. George Cawston had very
wide views regarding the develop
ment of South Africa under the Brit
ish flag, but disagreed with some of
the methods used to bring it about.
His disapproval of policy which led
up to the famous Jameson raid, was
so strong, that he resigned from the
board of the Chartered Company.
George Johnson and' wife, now re
sidents or Portland, will probably re
turn to this city, to make their home
within a short time. . Mr. Johnson
is contemplating the purchase of land
in the vicinity of Sutherlin and will
make his home In this county, if his
plans are accomplished. He is now
employed In a Portland shipyard.
Sixty-Fifth Will Be Given a
j Monster Reception on
. Arrival In Portland.
Expected That Only a Week Will Be
Spent at Camp Dix and That the '
Homecoming Will Be About
i February the 21th. -
j (By Associated PreBs.)
: PORTLAND, Feb. Determined
that Oregon's heroes. Included in the
now famous 65th Coast Artillery,
shall be welcomed (home with that
display of- enthusiasm which their
valiant record merits, details are now
being worked out for a monster home
coming celebration, in which- every
civic organization and war work aux
iliary will take part. '
' Although the exact date on which
the 65th Artillery will reach Port
land cannot be announced.the war de
partment, through the activities cf
Senators Chamberlain and McNary
and Congressman McA'rthur, - has
given positive assurance that not on
ly will the regiment be routed thru
Portland, but an opportunity will be
given the men to stop over for a
It is iprobable that not more than a
weok will be spent at Camp Dix,
whore the men will pass through
quarentine, in which case the Oregon
troops will probtfbly reach Portland
about February 12, or 15. ."
Tentative plans for the celebration,
discussed at a meeting of committee
chairmen held at the Liberty Temple
last night, include a reception at the
Union depot where the relatives of
members of the regiment may meet
the men, and a monster parade on
Liberty Way to Morrison street and
to the auditorium where a dinner
will be' given the soldiers.
, Sixth street, renamed Liberty Way
in honor of those who will parade tt,
will be decorated with the flags of
all allied nations, electric lights will
Lljii,.atcung i
alone its entire length and
several illuminated arches will prob
ably be erected at the Union depot,
Washington street and Morrison
(By Associated Press.)
General March announced to. the
Senate today, that demobilization
passed the one million mark in the
oast week with sixty one tnousana
officers and nine hundred and fifty-
two thousand enlisted men actually
discharged. Thirty-three generals
were honorably discharged, all ex
cept four being regulars, who return-
d to their rank in the regular mili
tary establishment.
(Dy Associated Press.)
hundred boilcrmakers In shops out
side shipyards, went on a strike today
after 'voting down the compromise
cdered. Four shops in which the
: trlker's demands were granted, are
at work, the men having returned.
It is not believed that the strike will
(The Associated Press.)
PARIS, Feb. 1. Preliminary peace
terms will probably be presented to
Germany along with conditions for a
further renewal of the armistice, this
month. The nations realize the im
mediate need for a return to normal
peace conditions.
The Epworth League of the M. E.
Church, South, gave a very delightful
social at the parsonage of this church
last evening. There was a good at
tendance, and the evening was very
pleasantly spent in some games that
proved to be quite Interesting and
amusing. Some of the guests were
much surprised that the. midnight
hour had come before they took their
departure, and all were of the opln
Ion that It was one of the best socials
ever given by the League.
Sixty-Fifth Regiment,
Camp Dix, May, Be
In Quarantine.
Now at
Entertainers Are Given Flattering Of
fer to Remain In Europe nnd.
Provide Programs For Sold
' lera and Civilians.
That tne 66th Coast Artillery may
be held in quarantine for two weeks
or more, is the information received
this morning in a telegram form Bert
Bates, who is a member of the med
ical department of tha brganization.
The regiment is now at Camp Dix,
New Jersey, and after being releas
ed from quarantine will be routed to
Camp Lewis, by way of Portland,
where a monster celebration is being
planned In honor of the homecoming
of the Oregon artillerymen. The
telegram states that the boys had a
wonderful time in Philadelphia, and
the crowd went wild with enthusiasm
in one of tne grandest ; celebrations
ever accorded troops returning from
oversea duty. The boys all pro
nounce it one. of the greatest days
In their lives and one that will be
long remembered. . Before entrain
ing for Camp Dix they were shown
about the city of New York, viewing
all the places of interest and later
took the train for Philadelphia, then
to Camp Dix a few miles outside the
city, across the New Jersey line.
- Before leaving for the states the
boys were provided with a great deal
of entertainment and the work they
were required to do was reduced to!
i minimum and made as light as pos-j
sible. Vaudeville companies were
formed and entertainments provided
each evening. In a description of
"some of these programs the perform
ers are described as being profession
als who entered the army directly
off the vaudeville circuit and many
are preparing acts with. which they
will again enter their profession on
'this -aid Of'. ,--. .v ar .A.
Bert Bates, who appeared in a pia
no and cartoon act of his own origi
nation, was, with several other of the
entertainers, made an offer by a theatrical-
troupe to remain In Europe
for a three months' tour of France,
Germany, England and Italy, where
they were to perform for the amuse
ment and entertainment of civilians
and soldiers in the cities, camps and
hospitals of those countries. The of
fer alBO included a tour of the United
States after their return to this coun
try. They were to be granted a dis
charge before the commencement of
their trip, but on account of the
great desire ot many of the boys to
get back to their homeland, but few
agreed to remain.
(Dy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 1. In"
an official telegram to Secretary of
War Baker, General Pershing char
acterizes the sensational reports
published In French newspapers, of
assaults and burglaries claimed to be.
committed in Paris, by American sol
diers, as gross exaggerations. . Persh
ing said that the number of crimes
committed by American soldiersis al
most negligable, considering the
large number of men In the vicinity.
He recommended that a full refuta
tion of charges -be put before the
American public.
(By Associated Press.) -t
SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., Feb. 1.
All troops abroad the American trans
port Narragansett, which ran ashore
last night on a ledge off Brembridge
at the eastern end of Isle of Wight,
have been removed by tugs and local
lifeboats. The removal was affected
while the Bteamer was on the ledge,
despite a terrific snowstorm and high
Lieutenant Frank Neuner, of the
24th Machine Gun Batalllon, at Fort
Lee, Virginia, writes to his brother,
District Attorney, George Neuner,
that orders of demobilization have
been received and that he expects to
be home by March 1st. He has been
offered a good position with the Gov
ernment but has refused to Accept
He was studying law before his en
trance Into the army service and will
probably continue In this work.
Sportsmen's League Denies
. Charges That Dead Fish
. Pollute Water.
Present Site Claimed to Be An Ideal
Jjocation Bill of Approval and
Calling For Improvement Is
Now Before Legislature.
Continuing in their fight against
propaganda in interest of House Bill
120. The Umpuaq Sportmen s League
has issued the following statement
The assinine method of attack in tr
the water supply, which the people
of Koseourg have to use for domestic
purposes, claiming it to be contamin
ated by thousands of dead salmon, Ik
as astoundingly false as it is pernic
ious. To resort to such methods in
drder to carry out, selfish motfvos
and to destroy all manner of fishing
in the. U nip qua above tide water. Is
inconceivable. If the people of Rose
burg could have been scared into the
belief that their water supply was
being contaminated, by the operation
of the hatchery above .Glide, then
they might so the salmon trust rea
sons demand that this hatchery be
abandoned and moved below where
they the Salmon truBt propose to
have one established. This scheme
together with iprovisions of House
Bill 120, would complete the trick
and our fishing would certainly be a
joke, as they call it. The State has
a hatchery above Glide, the State
owns the land and the buildings. It
is located at one of the best, if not
the best places in the state, from
every point of view connected with
hatchery work. The water is pure
and cold, which are absolutely neces
sary elements to successfully propa
gate fish. With increased facilities
which the Fish and Game Commis
sion have already begun fby the ex
penditure of several thousand dollars,
this hatchery can be made the best in
Oregon for the propagation of Silver
flidesr-shinobki - steelheads- and-the
various species of trout. Mr. Clan
toni Master FiBh Warden, claims this
to be the best water In the State, for
propagation purposes, he claims it be
freer from slime and inoss. Bonnl
vllle -hatchery not excepted. Then
why establish a hatchery down in the
warm, sluggish tide water. If that
had been the proper place for a hatch
ery, the late Senator A. Reed, of Gar
diner, would -have located it there
many years ago. But it was not the
proper place and he lost his life In
attempting to locate a proper -place.
The Glide hatchery site was accepted
after years of examinations and ex
perimenting. The work at the Glide hatchery
would have been completed before
this, had it not been for the war and
lack of funds. It Is presumed that
the State Fish and Game Commission
Is recommending to the Legislature
an appropriation to complete the
hatchery, in order to carry on extens
ive hatchery work. On acount of tho
different seasons these various fish
arrive at the hatchery, the same
equipment could lie used without in
terfering with either kind of fish.
Why duplicate this work, when one
management and one force of men
can do the same work, the answer
Is plain, from grounus of economy
alone. Get behind the Glide hatch
ery, it will benefit equally all portions
of Douglas County.
OCCUPATION, Jan. 1 The Rhine
fleet of American patrol boats has
donned the color of battle gray. The
first of the fleet to appear on the
river in its new color was the flag
Bhip, The Prussian, known as "The
General's Ship" and used by General
Dickman commanding the Third Ar
my, when he wished to cruise up or
down the Rhine.
Over and above a score of othors,
two smashingly big scenes Btamp
"The Auction Block", by Hex Beach,
a spectacular motion picture produc
tion, coming to the Antlers Theatre
Sunday and Monday.
The first of these Is the overturn
ing in a Pittsburg steel mill of. a
huge crucible of molten metal and
the blotting out In a flash of the If fo
of a workman whose daughter, stand
ing at the door of the pouring room,
later becomes one of the chief figures
of the story. .
The second big scene, which comes
well toward the end of the picture,
depicts a fighting raid on a Tender
loin gambling house and the arrest
ot the owners and their lieutenants.
Costly urniture is smashed, expens
ive fittings are ruined and many a
manly face Is altered by contact with
nymg nsts and clubs.
Sixty men, every one a two-fisted
fighter,' take part in this scerfe. At
its conclusion five or the most cabable
sluggers were caught by the camera
lying face down on the floor not for
offect, tout because they were licked.
Announcements were received to
day, of the marriage of MIbb Blanche
Wilson, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Wilson, of 801 S. Pine Street to
Corporal Monroe S. Cheek, the mar
riage occurring Wednesday, January
29, at the home of the bride's sister
'n Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. Cheek ar
rived In Roseburg Thursday evening
md will mnke their home in this
city. Mr. Cheek holds a responsible
position in the freight department of
the Southern Pnciflc and returns to
his place following his discharge
from the army. His bride has been
a local musical Instructor and is very
popular among the young folks of the
city. They have a host of friends
who extend there hearty congratula
tions (or a long and happy wedded
life. .
Over twenty cases of materials for
the men in the army and for the
destitute countries of Europe, have
been completed by the local chapter
of the Red Cross, during the month
and were shipped out or this city
today. Tho ladles have been working
diligently and their record has been
an exceptional one. The demand is
still great and the plans for the
future even surpass those of the past.
Although the war Is over, the demand
tor relief Is as great if not greater
and the ladles are urging all who
can- posBlbly do so to assist. The
report submitted Is aB ..follows:
Shipped for the month of January,
105 Pajama suits, 4 operating gowns,
180 convalescent robes, 106 women's
petticoats, 25 children's dresses, 136
sweaters, 518 pairB of sox: Dona
tions: 8 suits of underwear, 10 chil
dren's- BhlrtB, 9 gowns, 6 drawers, 20
pairs of hose, from Ash, uregon. Two
quilts from Looking Class, two from
Camas' Valley and one each . from
Brockway nnd Wilbur. We wish to
thank the ladieB who wore so kind
to help us. Signed, Mrs. Chas. Whar
ton, Mrs. R. Bellows,. Mrs. U. K.
TOKIO, Jan. 2. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The short
age of tho rice crop is causing un
usual anxiety throughout Japan, l ne
crop this year Is 30,000,000 bushels
loss than the average, as tne annual
consumption is 300,000,000 bushels.
the Bupply for the noxt year Is short
exactly 10 por cent. RlcolosB days
are suggested, but It Is not easy to
adoot the plan of western countries
und enforce riceless days, after the
example of wheatloss dayB. In Ame
rica, wheat bread forms a relatively
small part of the dally food, whereas
In Japan and all eastern countries,
rice Is consumed in largo quantities
and constitutes the real meal, the
other food articles being of the na
ture of relishes or side-dishes, so
while tho phrase "riceless days" Is
easily spoken, it would practically
mean foouiess days ror tne mass ot
the meople. The situation Is perplex
ing not only from the food point of
view, but also politically, mere was
a rice riot on December 15, at Toy
ama in the Intorrlor. Tho working
class during the past year wasted the
rice. They wero earning largo war-
wages and wore able to leave their
scantlor diet of coarae sweet potatoos
and the like, and eat as much flrst-
class rice as they wantod. If they
are compelled to return to their old
diet, It iB feared, they may become
the equivalent of $7.00 a bushel be
fore next autumn.
SALEM, Ore., Feb. 1 .-The House
has passed a bill legalizing the expen
diture of $497,027 by tho emergency
board during tho past year. Ot the
total expenditure $222,731 was ex
pended' for tho Oregon military pol
ice. Several representatives In vot
ing, explained, that they would not
have ravored allowing the military
police that amount, had the question
been brought before the legislature,
as they considered it a "political organization."
Children Write Letters
Regard to Projects
of Interest. .'
Olub Work Not Only Provides Edu
. oational Features, Bat Is Good -Method
of Raising Money
For All Purposes. .'.'"..
The Interest being displayed by
school children all over tho county,
in the Industrial Club Work, is elo
quently expressed In the many let
ters received by County Club Leaaer
Wilfred Brown and by County School
Superintendent, O. C. Brown. The
requirements ot the club are, tnat
each worker must make a report on
his or her work for the year and
many of these are In the forms of
letters which are very Interesting.
The one iproduced below Is from Roy
II. Green of LooKing mass anu is
only a representative of the Indu-,
strlous spirit of the boys and girls,
engaged in this work and shows the,
business instinct that Is being de
veloped.. The letter follows:
k I am a Pig Club member because
I want to help Uncle Sam win this
groat war 'for democracy. X Sot my
pig by borrowing the money to buy -her
from the bank of Roseburg. I
named her Beulah because I had to
have her name on her certificate. I
selected this broed, because I thought
it would' be the best kind of a hog
to raise and the easiest to keep. .
Pastures and green feeds are of
value to pig raising, because it saveB
lots of feed of big cost and also haB
ots of food In for the pigs. My pig
drank lots of water which is needed .
to support the body in several ways.
When my pig was little, I put It in
a gunny sack and weighed It that way
on the steelyards.
I fed my pig three times a day re
gular. I fed my pig morning, noon .
and night. I fed my pig shorts, bran, ,
Hi mips" and--different-green'-feeda," J" r
ipent my time with my pig,, by 'pett- ?i
ng It and keeping Its pen clean. My
pig became a pet. .. . in
My Bchool teacher Ray Henderson
visited me and gave me some advice
)n how to feed my pig and care for
it.' Also the O. A. C. sent me bulle-""
tins on the care of pigs. Weil bred
pig's are better than scrubs because '
they are prettier and are eaBier kept .
all together.
I am planning to take my pig
to the fair next year and get a 'prize.
If 1 can, and also be loyal to the U. S.
flag. I have learned a whole lot,
about pigB. They are a great money
making tiling to. anyone who wants
to go Into the business of raising
them, and they are not like a little
ouppy to show, but they are money
mnkers and they also foed our boys
over there."
The kind of boy who makes a good
Pig Club member Is one who Is ln-
lustrlous and carries a thing through
to the end. Whether a winner or
not. Also I think that In this busy
line at the present, every boy and
Tirl who Isn't busy ought to be help
ing to win the war as much as pos-'
siblo. Our boys are lighting for us
na we ought to feed them, is my
idea of the thing and I am going to
try to do my part and carry it thru
to the end.
Tho pig club work 'Is In division
number two and consists of three .
Drojccts. The first ,'tproject is the
rnlBing of brood bows and two wor
kers In tho county were engaged, .
'naklng a profit ot $106.63 after pay- '
ng all expenses. The second pro-
ect Is In fattening. In which ten club
members were involved with a net
iroflt of $164.36. Project three is
raising for breodlng purposes and the
"our workers engaged made a net
iroflt of $115.96, so that the club
work Is not only a means of educa
tion, but also one whereby the. pu
ills engaged may pay their school ex
nenses. ! The pig. club Ib only a branch of ;
Mils great work! ninny other divisions '
being obtained, so that school pupilB
of city and rural districts may have
something in tholr lino.
' That the 91st Division sailed from
Brest January 17th Is the Informa
tion received from an officer now
with that organization, In a code tele
gram to his wife. The Division re
ceived two conflicting telegrams, one
ordering them to sail January 17, the
other on March 1. On account of
these dates, it was uncertain the time
sot, when the Western soldiers would
start on their return voyago, but a
tologram, in a code arranged before
the officer's departure, stntes that tho
unit Is now on Its way across, having
left France on the first date set.