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King- George eesnWith
President Wilson That No
Basis for Peace Is Found by
. Democratic; Governments
ACTIVITY ON WEST
FRONT DAILY f.Rnwc
French Capture 300 Aus
trian Columns Torn Up-f
(Associated Press Bmnnuary,) !
King George and David Lloyd
George, 'the British prime minister,
in addresses to the British parlia
ment the former before a Joint ses-
house of t commons have 'declared
again that in the recent utterances
ot the!' spokesmen of the Teutonic
allies there can he found ho basis
for a peace which will fulfill the da-
mandf' of the democratic govern
hieents. --: ' !
The addresses of both the monarch
and his prime minister were as one
with President Wilson speech to
congress Monday. King' George de
clared that until there was recogni
tion of ; the baste 'principles upon
which an honorable peace could be
concluded It was the duty of the
British to prosecute the war with all
tae vigort tney possess. ,
England Does Kot Recede. I
, Mr. Lloyd - George asserted that
President Wilson's estimate of the
recent speeches of Count vpn Hert
ling, the- imperial German chancel
lor, and Count Czernin, the Austro
Huaaarian foreign -- minister, was a
correct one. tie added - that ; tne
British government had not receded
as lota from' its announced war aims
, Until some better proof than had
bees provided by the speeches of the
central . powers was offered that
. those countries were "-prepared "'to
consider tne alms ana ideals Tor
which the allies and the United
States v were fighting. ' Mr. Lloyd
George sid. it woHld be Great Brit
ain's regrettable doty to go on and
make preparations necessary to es
tablish international right, 1
The military activity on the west
ern front is dally increasing. : Patrol
encounters are being carried out b7
increasingly large parties and more
zest is being added to the fighting.
' French) Capture 300. f .
. The British near Epehy and La
Bassee have conducted, further In
cursions into the enemy positions,
In the latter region. Inflicting num
erous : casualties, taking ; prisoners
and - machine " guns. ; North of tho
Aiiette river and In the Woevre so
tor the French have made successful
attacks which hesulted in the -sap-tare-
of nearly 300 prisoners. I A
somewhat ambitious attack by tha
Germans in the Verdun sector! was
put down by the French with sever
Between the Americans and the
Germans there Is constant exchange
Cf artillery fire and the Americans
continue to carry out patrolling
manetvers ; toward the enemy
trenches. The Germans evidently
are anxious to gauge the positions
occupied by the Americans and also
to ascertain the number of men they
are employing, for daily their air
craft are hovering over the lines
taking photographs and making ob
servations. Anti-aircraft guns sev
eral times have driven off the enemy.
Austrian Column Torn Up. j
There is no indication as yet when
the Germans will txftln their niuch
heralded general offensive. A Ger
man captured by the Brtish says
that at least one big attack is dot
to begin some time In March. Mean
while Urge concentrations of fresh
troops daily are arriving behind the
German line and carrying out prac
tice maneuvers. '.
On the Italian fronts the Austri
an again have endeavored to -test
the strength of the Italians in the
Sette Communi plateau sector. The
German war office asserts that the
Anstrians carried out a most suc
cessful attack here but the Italian
official communication declares that
the Austrian! columns were torn to
pieces by the Italian artillery as they
tried to gain the. southern slopes of
Monte Sasso Ros'so and other posl
tions "and ' the Offensive completely
There was a considerable Increase
ra the number of aerial attacks de
livered by entente airmen on German
tewas in January. In an 11 of these
raids were made, according to a Ger
man official statement. Karlsruhe,
Mannheim, v Fried rtchshaves. the
home of the Zeppelin airship Indus
try, and other towns were bombed.
The statement says the entente lost
'oar airplanes dnrihg the attacks.
. HOME, Feb. if .The Austrfans
yesterday renewed their attacks on
the northern front wesTof the Bren
ts river but were held W check ny1
the Italians. ' The Austrian columns
wer,e torn to pieces by the Italian
LIST OF MISSING
Six Oregon Survivors of Tus
cania Are Recuperating
MILL CITY MAN IS SAFE
Fate of 300 Still Unknown
Archie Roberts, Salem,
AHCHIK D. . ROBERTA AND
J lttr K. ; ViiWKL&OX ,
i 1 Aiut. HA V Kll.
Thei Statesman was informed
by the , Associated Press last
night that Archie D. Roberts of
Salem land Roy E. Powelson of
4 Mill City, two Marion county
- men ' who had been numbered
among the missing soldiers who
were aboard the Tuscania, have
been saved. No Information has
been received to give hope that
Cortisj Wlllson was saved. Ilia
mother and other relatives live
.. here. I '
WASlIMlTON, Feb. 12. Forty
names were removed today from the
list of unreported American soldiers
who Were oh board : the torpedoed
liner Tuscania, leaving 300 still to
be accounted for. As the war de
partment advices show only 113 sol
diers lost,' 18? Of those now unre
ported probably are safe. J
Only seven additional survivors
were named ' in today's ; dispatches
and the department had not succeed
ed in deciphering a number cf
names garbled In cable transmission.
Twenty-one men whose names ; ap
peared on the Tuscania's passenger
list were removed from 'the roll of
unreported when the department
was advised that they had been
taken off for hospital treatment
when the ship touched at Halifax.
Twelve others were eliminated be
cause they had been reported Iti
press ditspatches at hospitals in Ire
- The safety of twenty or more
troopers who salledm tha Tuscania
was assured today fry announcement
from the war department of men
taken from the ship at Halifax, be
caase they were 111.
Cart V. facobson, Elk City, Or. :
Jesse Robert Kime, Deer Park,
Roderick D. McDonald, Belling
, Stephen F. Meed. Reed. Or.
Edward Ft Parker. Grants Pass,
Roy E. Powelson, Mill City, Or. .
' Elvin O. Stephens, Springfield, Or,
Rupert A.. Davis. Frisco, Texas. :
Albert Diaz, Mission, Texas.
Henry E. Forshee, Hayward, Oil.
William T. George, Waverly, Tenn.
Fred J. Groomer, Horseshoe Bend,
Jefferson Davis Jones, Wlnfield,
Jacob W. Martin. Fort Worth, Tex.
Howard W. Monely, Saskawa,
Oklahoma. '-' -j-
Ervin Miller, Ansel mo. Iteh.
" Theodore Pollak, Adklus, Texas.
, ; George TV. Rogers, Dallas, Wis.
Rufus W, Taff, San Saba, Texas.
Joe L. Taylor, San Rntonio, Texas.
The war department also reported
the following additional survivors,
reducing the number not reported as
survivors to 300. 3
Private Guss Johnson, Reedsport,
Oregon. - ' w j
Private George A. Stierlen, Fern
Private Lester "L. Smith, Gallce,
Oregon. : r r
r Private Walter T Larson, Warren,
Private George R. Baker, Carter
City, Texas. '
Setgeant Oliver Cote, Weedon Sta
Private Elmer - Holden, Fort
Private Hallie M. Hoselton, .Co
Private Robert J. Moody, Cam
bridge, Minn. ' '
Private Joseph E. McDonald, Hin
ton, Okla. ' :
Private Albert I. Nauraan, Minne
Private ; Sidney R. Hall, Gaines
ville. Texas. - ' "
Private Ernest Llnthicum, Okla
homa City, Okla.
Private John Ridge, Pleasant Hill,
Okla. - .
Private John Kemper, Fairfax,
Okla.' - - ; -.-i'.- .
.Private. Virgil Roberts El
Reno. Okla. .
Private Benjamin Birmingham.
Corpus Christie Texas - -
First Lieutenant Clifford Welliag
ton Wftller. Fenton. Mich '
The war department had no offi
cial. Information to confirm ahle
dispatches from a Scotch port saying
that approximately 158 Americans
had been lost. ? ; a
The dispatches said that thus far
145 bodies had been buried along
the Scotch coast and fourteen addi
tional bodies were. recovered yester
day, v. - " ... i ' ' '
TO COME ON
Ukrainian ; Peace Pact and
Give Central Powers Op
portunity for Concentration
DOES NOT ALARM U. S.
Many of Captives Are Aus
trians Not Available for
- 'Western Front
WASHIXGTOX. Feb! 1 2. - With
the opening of the great campaign
of 1918 on the western front appar
ently In sight, military men here ex
amined today with profound interest
the situation created .by the signing
of a peace pact between the central
powers and the new Ukraine republic
and the decision of the Bolshevik
Russian I government td demobilize
Their conclusions . were not dis
couraging. These events on their
face would appear to set free enor
mons German forces for theim pend
ing battle in the west and also to
furnish new sources of food supply
for- the Teutonic allies, but . many
factors detract from the advantages
the central powers may derive.
IVisoners Mostly, Austrian.
One of the threats against the
western! front dwelt-upon in public
discussion is the fact that presum
ably 1.500,000 prisoners of war
held in Russia would be released to
strengthen the German army. The
fact is said to be, however, that the
great majority of, the soldiers cap
tured by the Russians are Austrian,
bot available for western front ope
rations by present indications. Mot
of the others are civilians or camp
followers of one kind or another and
so far as known, only a small num
ber of German troops were captured
on that front. Any men from the
prison camps are regarded . as of
doubtful military value -for some
time to come, as the Russians, un
able to feed their own soldiers, hard
ly have improved the health of -the
There Is doubt here, also, as to
the extent to which the agricultural
resources of the Ukraine or of Rus
sia can be brought to the aid of the
German people in the near future.
Failure , of the Russian transporta
tion system worked in Germany's In
terest in undermining the fighting
power of the Russian armies. The
same agency now, necessarily, works
against the central powers In its de
sire to get out food supplies. More
over, the best wheat regions which
may be opened to the . Germans are
in a remote section of the Ukraine
and In such poor condition that the
agricultural system may have to be
made over,, a difficult process with
the confusion that prevails through
out the region. ,
Some Forces Most Stay. '
Demobilisation of the Russian
army wilt not -mean that the Austro-German-Bulgar
forces on the front
iers can be wholly withdrawn. There
will be a constant threat of renewed
hostilities and the Germans must see
to it that ample force is always at
hand. . ' ;: " -; ' f
In fact, diplomatic observers say.
Germany is confronted with the most
difficult and unprecedented problem
she has met during the present war
as a result of the declaration that
Russia1 has abandoned hostilities
without the signing of a peace treaty.
The refusal of the Russians to sign
any treaties alienating the Russian,
western provinces, the . diplomats
point out. will leax the central pow
ers without any legal claim to their
possession.: German and Austrian
tenure will rest entirely upon the as
sertion of force, without recognition
of international law and consequent
ly must' be subject to th decision of
whatever form of tribunal finally de
termines the basis of general peace.
Should Germany and Austria re
solve to refuse to recognize the Bol
shevik decree as terminating the war
without the 'confirmation of that ac
tion by a treaty in the usual form,
their aries would be in a position
of killing an unresting and unarmed
people, a proceeding regarded here
as certln to cause trouble for the
Teutonic governments with their
people at home. An appeal from the
Russian peasants 4 the working
classes of Germany and Austria, it
is believed here, would not fail of a
sympathetic : response embarrassing
to the mtitary parties.
W Front Is Final Test.
3 The United States has never
osrnized the Bolshevik regime
Rifela's abandonment of the war will
not alter existing relations. This was
made clear at the state department
today where It also was stated that
the formal signing of a peace treaty
by the new government of the i Uk
raine could have no diplomatic ef
fect so far as this government is
concerned. The first official intima
tion that peace had been signed was
i ; (Continued on page 5)
ON WAR CABINET
WILL END SOON
Controversy Expected to End
in Concrete Action at
BAKER' QUERYING ENPS
Secretary's Statement on Ton
nage for Soldiers Still Is
WASH INGTON, Feb. 1 2. Contro
versy over American war efficiency
and, reorganization promises soon to
reach concrete form for action In
The senate military committee's
inquiry, which began just two
months ago. virtually was concluded
today with the submission by Secre
tary Baker of confidential informa
tion regarding shipping facilities.
About the same time it became
known that President Wilson, unal
terably opposed the committee's hill
for a war council and a munitions
director, plans to begin tomorrow a
series of conferences with members
of congress. Republicans and -Democrats,
calling them -to the White
House to discuss legislation giving
him power to effect such reorganiz
ation as he desires. The bill the
president had Senator Overman In
troduce last week, and which be
talked over last night with Senators
Overman and Nelson, probably will
be amended by the judiciary com
mittee and soon brought ..before the
Renewal Of the senate debate,
which has been suspended for a few
days, is scheduled for next Thurs
day, Senator. James of Kentucky, an
administration -spokesman, giving
notice today that he would speak
then on "America and Her National
Defense. He, will be followed Fri
day by Senator Weeks of .Massachus
etts, a Republican member of the
military committee, in support of the
bills for a war cabinet and monitions
. Chairman Chamberlain of Che mil
itary committee announced late to
day that' Secretary Baker probably
would not be recalled again for
questioning by, the committee, his
detailed statement on the shipping
situation being regarded as making
Secretary Baker, according to com
mittee members, submitted complete
Information regarding available
American tonnage and prospects of
securing allied tonnage for trans
portation and supply vof American
forces, sent abroad. Doubt remains
in the committee, however. Chair
man Chamberlain said, as to whether
Mr. Baker's information! supports
his statement that the prospects
were not unpromising for putting a
million and a half American soldiers
in Europe this year. Mr. Baker, in
his statement, reiterated the opinion
that but two tons gross, or 1.6 tons
net. are required to maintain each
man In Europe. Senator Hithcock
recently asserted five tons were man
are necessary.. '
Although the secretary's data will
not be public, Senator Weeks Unex
pected to make a general statement
in his speech challenging some of
the conclusions. .
Unregistered Enemy Aliens '
to Be Interned for War
WASHINGTON. Feo. 12. Unnat
uralized Germans who do not register
with the police or postmasters by to
morrow night will be subject to in
terment for the duration of the war.
the department of justice explained
today in a final warning to those
subject to registration. The time was
extended from last Satunfv to allow
the enrollment of farmers in the west
who could not get to town during the
bad weather of last week.
Reports totiay Indicated that, many
Germans remained unregistered in
eastern cities, where the depart
ment had been particularly anxious
to obtain a full census of enemy
aliens who might prove dangerous.
TAR PARTY HELD
Chicago Man Escorted to City
Limits and Given Tar ,
ST. , LOUIS, Feb. 12. Reports
were received tonight that the Am
erican Protective League of Staun
ton, 111., near here. In an effort to
lid the city of disloyal persons to
night took by force S. Oberdan, an
alleged I. W. W. leader, and John
II. Metzen, an attorney of Chicago,
escorted them to the, city limits, ap
plied a coat of tar and feathers and
started the former walking toward
St. Louis and the latter toward Chi
cago. -. . .... ...
Former Premier Declares Cri
sis Must Be Met by Unity
of Home Forces and Confi
dence in Chosen Leaders
BACKING GIVEN HAIG
Concentrated Efforts Must
Crush Militarism Which,
LONDON. Feb. 12. The former
premier H. II. Asquith, commenting
on the latest developments of the
general war situation, said that a
number of salient and novel facts
had emerged since the beginning of
the year. .
"We have had a re-staemeot of the
peace aims in behalf of this country
by the premier, he sahi, "a state
ment in.. which I entirely concur,
both In the spirit and the letter, anl
ou behalf or the United States by
President Wilson. We have had. in
addition, replies to these statements
by Czernla and Von Hertling. We
bad next a resumption of the Brest
Litovsk negotiations which resulted
In a treaty between the central pow
ers and Ukraine. "
After referring to the fact that
Russia was no longer in the war, he
And, finally, we read this morn
ing two remarkable and Sharply con
trasted declarations by -great and re
sponsible persons: Firstly, a declar
ation by the German emperor. The
emperor's aspiration for friendship
with other nations is confined in its
expression to neighboring nations.
That phrase does not seem to include
ourselves at first sight, but perhaps
it has been a lapse of speech.
"What is more important for. us
to note is that past experience has
taught us that it might be a great
mistake, that what the emperor said
is a condition of peace, is what the
German people and the German reicb
stag really think and feel."
MilitaristM Prevent Peace.
Mr. Asquith then referred to Pres
ident Wilson's address of yesterday
"The president discriminater just
ly both in regard to the tone and
substance between the declarations
of the German and Austrian chan
cellor It would seem as though, as
President Wilson said, the military
party in Germany alone rejected and
rould have nothing to do with a
peace based upon lines which, in
principle, at any rate, the whole of
the rest of the world is ready to ac
"It is such a peace only, and a new
international order which we believe
it would bring about, that would
compensate for the sacrifice which
justified, even necessitated, the pro
longation of the war.
"The peace for which we are
fighting must be a clean and lasting
peace, resting oh foundations of in
ternational Justice. That is not only
our opinion, bnt the opinion of all
our allies, and we will rigorously
(Continued on pagh 6.)
WATER'S EDGE AT BASE OF ROCKY
CUFFSl IN IRELAND IS RESTING
PLAGE OF GALLANT SONS OF U: S.
Twenty-five Survivors of Tuscania Dig Graves for; Dead
Comrades; Mourners, Headed by British Colonel and
American Private, Stand on Cliff 300 Feet Above Scene .
of Burial; Correspondent of Associated Press Aids
SCOTCH SF:Al Oil", Monday. Feb.
11. A cor tT.pondent of the Associ
ated Press who reached hero this
morning with wo American offk-erd,
after a perliou voyau from Irelan-I.
Is able to g'.ve tho first account of
the last rooments of many if the
American victims vtn-j perished as a
result of tha Tuscania disaster, and
of pathetic incidents attending their
bnriai o the bleak an I rocky shores
of this bar-en coast.
The corrctsi-on-ient if tlay astute'!
Iti the burial of sixteen Ameilcas?,
bringing tht total of those buit.i
thus far tc 145. FourJeen bodlea of
'Vmerl' jcs were recove;: today aud
will be buried tomorrow.: The bodies
of eight members ofthe crew .save
be&n r' overed. . , - -
Dead Comrades Untied. x
Today's burial was at the water's
edge at the base of rocky cliffs and
was picturesque in the extreme. AH
the tiny villages for miles around
were in mourning for the Americans,
and farm and fisher folk came from
distances to attend the ceremonies.
Twenty-five American survivors of
the disaster who had been left be
WILL BE ASKED
FOR BOLO PASHA
Evidence Is Concluded and
BROTHER APPEARS AGAIN
i - -
Authenticity of Bernstorff
Telegrams Attacked Ac
PARIS. Feb. 12. All the evidence,
testimony and. speeches by witnesses
in the case of Bolo Pasha, no is on
trial for treason, and apparently all
the other "affaires now under in
vestigation before, the French court,
bad been, concluded this' afternoon
and tomorrow's Sitting will open
with arguments of the prosecutor.
He will ask that the sentence of
death be imposed upon Bolo.
The trial was resumed today with
M. Doyen, an expert accountant,
again on the stand to refute charges
made by Monsignor Bolo, brother of
the defendant, . that Doyen had dis
honored himself by falsifying a por
tion of his original report on Bolo's
activities. The witness spoke' with
great reserve and moderation, de
claring merely. that he took excep
tion "to the form In which these
criticisms were presented by a man
who strangely abuses the moral au
thority conferred' on him by the cloth
he wears. ' M. Doyen then reiterated
and explained in detail the portions
of his report which the prisoner's
brother had challenged. :
I trot her Appears Again.
After M. Doyen had testified, Mon
signor Bolo again took the stand and
reiterated his attacks of yesterday,
especially on the authenticity of the
telegrams of Cohnt von Bernstorff.
former German ambassador to the
"United States, duplicates of which he
than to rely on American state de
insistcl should be produced rather
partment documents. - . .
When the prosecutor repeated, as
on Monday, that the American gov
ernment could not be questioned, the
priest created a sensation by assert
ing passionately the American gov
ernment has not the .right to shoot
my innocent brother."
v Maurice Vlllette, former minister
of subsistence, testified that the cur
rent opinion among parliamentary
and ministerial circles in August,
1917. was that no case would be
found against Bolo Pasha, and that
M. Palnleve. then minister of "war.
had asserted that the case did not
warrant an arrest. - -
ood Deed Recalled.
The last witnesses of-the day re-'
counted the good deeds of JolO
Pasha and Darius Porchere, an ac
countant, who is a co-defendant with
Bolo. and also told ofJie personal
feuds between the newspaper men
for and against Senator Charles
Humbert, former owner of the Paris
Journal, one character . witness for
Bolo. M Delancle. said he was sur
prised that the goternmcnt had
chargeed Bolo with being a friend
of bbas Hilmi. former khedive of
Egypt, who. It has been charged,
sent money to Bolo for use in car
rying on German propaganda.
"Why, said Delanche. "President
Wilson has not. yet said he was an
enemy of Turkey."-, '
hind for the purpose t assisted the
natives in digging the graves into
which the khaki-clad troops tenderly
placed their dead comrades. .
Looking down from the top of the
cliffs 300 feet above stood ; the
mourners, headed by a British colon
el and an American private carrying
an "old glory, made for the occasion
by a group of Scotch women, who on
learning that the Americans had no
large flag, obtained a - - small ' silk i
handkerchief edition of the flag from
a sergeant and remained up all night
copying It on a large scale'.
. Clergymen carne from rallei and
read the Scotch and Episcopal serv
ices; after which volnteers fired thrfe
vofeys, which re-echoed against the
While this was "going on. the only
photographer within? twenty miles
photographed the scene, v 1
Finger Prints FotTnd Impossible.
Tho ceremony was much the same
as was carried out at the same spot
on the previous day, when 34 Ameri
cans were laid to rest in two other
graves. So badly . mutilated were
(Continued on page 6)
rs LAID OK
Russians Refuse to Continue
War on Workmen Is State
ment; Peace Pact Willi
Landlord Class Is Refuse '
ORDER TO DEMOBILIZE
Young Soldiers to Stay c :
frontiers Peace Nego
tiations Ended i
LOXliON. Feb. 1 2.-Confirmatio.i
of the German report that Russia
has withdrawn from the war is con
tained in an official Russian state
ment received here today.
The statement says Russia de
clares the war with Germany, Air-tria-Ilungary.
Turkey and Bnlgari .
to hare ended Russian 'troops el-
munaneousiy receiving an order for
demobilization on all front. For tl
defense of thefrontier some detach
ments of ; younger eoldiers will
The negotiations for peace wit",
the central powers have been ende !,
the statement says. The Russian del
egation refused to sign a treaty pro
viding for annexations by Germany.
Nevertheless, Russia will not cor -tjnne
the war fth the,Germana an ;
Anstrians, "workmen and peasant .
The text of the statement says:
CapitalUt Class Warned.
"The peace, negotiations are at c
end. The German capitalists, bar. -ers
and landlords, supported by V
silent co-operation of the Ehgli
and French bourgeoisie, submitt
to our comrades, members of t!
peace delegation it "Brest-Litovi ,
conditions such as could not-be su -scribed
to by the Russian revolution.
VTbe governments of German
and Austria possess countries ar
peoples vanquished by force of arm ;.
To this authority the Russian peopi ,
workmen and peasants, could r.
give its acquiescence. ,We could c
sign a peace which; would bring wit:
It sadness, oppression and sufferir
to millions of workmen and peasant .
. War on I'eawnts to Stop.
"But we also cannot, will iot ar :
must. not continue a war begun f
czars and capitalists in alliance wi:
czars and capitalists. We will c
and we must not-continue to be ft
war With the Germans and Austria;
workmen and peasants like our
selves.1 . " :
"We are not signing a peace f '
landlords and capitalists. Let t!
German and Austrian soldiers kno
who are placing them in the field (
battle amd let them know for what
they are struggling. Let them kno
also that we refuse to fight again:
them. V -
'. "Our delegation, fully conscioi
of Its responsibility before the llu
sian people and the oppressed work
ers and peasants of other countri
declared on February 10, in t'
name of the council of the people
commlsslonaries of ; the 'governmcr
of the federal Russian republic
the governments of the peoples Involved-In
the war with us and of tLo
neutral countries, that it refused f
sign an annexationist treaty. Russf i.
for Its part, declares the present we -with
Germany and Austria-Hungary,
Turkey and Bulgaria at an end.
"Simultaneously, the Rusk!:v
troops receive an order for comtU '
demobilization on all fronts."'
The signatures of Leon Trotz'-r;
and other members of the delega
tion are appended. -
World's Biggest Hop -Yard t
: Be Devoted to Vegetatls
The largest hop ranch in the wori
that ot Horst brothers near Independ
ence, will be converted to the evap
orated vegetable industry and the
big hop yard drying plants will to
turned Into evaporating plants, Ac
cording to information that h:
reached Salem and said to come di
rectly from tho Horsts.
The farm is located two mil'
nortfi of Independence. Four hund
red "acres of the ranch are to t
in tho evaporators and crops pi o
duced on other acreage in that sec
tion may be contracted for.
Independence business men hav
offered to donate a ite for the pla:
at that place and it is reported thr '
there is'a possibility that tne pia: .
may be moved into the town.
(Contlhued oft Page t
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