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DAILY EDITION
GRANTS PAWt, JOHEPHIXK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1M,
WHOLE NUMBER 19M.
No Other Town in the World the Size of Grants Pass Has a Paper With Full Leased Wire Telegraph Service.
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Congress Refuses to Endorse
or Otherwise Interfere In
Any Way With Presto's
Plaa For Bringing Peace
Washington, Dec. 22.Congress
will lot the president have fret hand
la hit attempt to find a common
ground upon whkih European bellig
erents ou meet to formulate plans
for a lasting peace.
Both houses today, refused to en
dow or take My action on the pres
ident action In dlspstchlng his now
historic note to Europe's warriors.
Tb Mult for the second time
today refused to net on resolution
f approval.
In th tiouM Congressrasn Bailey
T?ed that that body go on record
a approving the president's notion.
The revolution waa referred to the
foreign committee.
la the aeaate. Hltehcoek offered a
eubeUtute to hie revolution of yse
tarda. It read:
"Resolved. That the aMata ap
wmum aaduatoaagly eadoraea the ac
tion taken by the president In tend
ing diplomatic notea of Deoember II
U tha natlona now engaged In war,
auggestlng and recommending thai
those natlona atate the terms upon
which peaoe might properly be dis
cussed." Hitchcock aald he Introduced the
aabiUtute berauae hi first resolu
Uon had been aent to the foreign re
lations committee, where It probably
would remain.
Senator Oalllnger objecting, asked
that action be deferred until after
the holldaye.
- The Bailey resolution was almost
verbatim copy of William Jennings
Bryan's telegram of congratulation
to the president yesterday. It was
wry similar to that of Hitchcock's.
Ha declared the president has rend
ered an Invaluable service to a "war
trlcken world," and has afforded
tha belligerents an opportunity, which
It in fervently hoped they may not
disregard.
"It would ba a reflection upon the
nations at war to doubt that they
Xnow the ends for which they are
fighting or to assume that they have
any purpose which they are unwilling
to revenl,t'he resolution said.
The resolution said: A statement
by both sides, no matter how diverg
ent, would clear the way for peace,
by giving a basis for negotiations,
"because we believe neither side will
consent to assume responsibility for
continuing the unspeakable horrors
of this conflict, If any reasonable
terms cn be secured.'
rUKIOHT TRAINS OUT
, NEBRASKA ROAD COLLIDE
Lincoln, Nob., Doc. 22, Thre en
lineman were Injured and one may
die aa the result of a wreck of two
freight trains at the Burllngton
Unlon pacific crossing near Yutnn,
Neb., Mils morning. One train broke
In two and the engine stopped di
rectly on the orosslng. A stock train
crashed Into It.
KfeARIRH AT LAST
TAKEN RV THK IlKITIHII
London, Deo. 22. After two years
occupation by the enomy, British
forces have taken EI-Arlsh, according
to a war office announcement today,
iSl-Arlah Is a fortified Kwntlun
town, on the Tnlestine border at the
mouth of the rlvor Wady-el-Arlsh,
(or river of JCgypt) on tha Red sta.
TO low
OF CONFLICT III
ITS
Washington, Dec. 12, A resolu
tion asking for Investigation of con
flicting Interpretation placed upon
the president's note to belligerent
powers by the state department, and
the consequent fl notations of the
market caused thereby, waa Intro-
duced In the house todsy by Con
gressman Wood, Indiana.
The resolution aska "That a com
mittee of five representativea be ap
pointed by the sneaker of the house
to investigate and make report as to
whether or not any one high In the
administration, op -n- l-ti-- r
anyone high In authority la the ad-
mistratlon affairs profited financi
ally either directly or Indirectly by
the fluctuations In the stock market
oocurlng on December II, 111, fol
lowing the two contradictory Inter
pretations given to the oubllo from
the office of the secretary of state.
concerning the note of the president
or tne United States dated Decem
ber 20, to the belligerent powers."
Wood did not formally present the
resolution on the floor of the house.
Instead he merely sent It to the clerk.
who dropped It In his "basket."
As the news spread about the floor
members gathered In tittle knots to
discuss It. Explaining the purpose of
the bill. Wood stated that the house
waa fairly teemlni with rumors that.
farrled charges against parties high
in mo administration. ,
If these rumors are true." be
said. "It Is right that we shduld
know It, and If they are not true,
then the records of those so charged
ahould be cleared."
Wood added that names were be
ing mentlcned freely In the house
and said that tha "parties alleged to
ba concerned were so high up In the
councils of th? administration he felt
constrained not to mention them
himself publicly on the floor."
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IN STOCK TRADING
New York. Dec. 12. The recovery
of the stock market from the ten
day peace slump with Its climax
three million abate day crash yes
terday on publication of President
Wilson's peace message, was helped
today by King George's address to
parliament urging vigorous prosecu
tion of the war.
Mora than one million shares were
traded in the last two hours of heavy
buying by speculators and Investors.
There wss Indications that bear
plungers who hammered the market
down on advance Information from
Washington, were buying in large
volume and that banktntt Interests
were ploklng up stocks tor Invest
ment purposes at bargain prices,
The street was full of rumors to
day regarding millions made in a
day. Barney Baruoh, Tom Lawson,
Burton Castles and tha names of
members of the German banking
group In Wall Street, were mentioned
as having guessed, or of having been
Informed, of the peace developments.
DEMOCRATS TO CONTROL
THK IDAHO LEGISLATURE
Boise, Idaho., Dec, 22. For the
first time tn 18 years the Idaho
state legislature will be democratic
In both Its brandies when It convenes
hero January 8. Governor Alexander
and democratic party leaders plan
a brief Reunion, terminating before
the end of the sixty-day period al
lowed by the constitution.
ICnnclmnnt of Initiative and re'ov
endum laws will be attempted, A
complete revision of the election laws
Is also plnnned. Liberal appropria
tions will bo ashed for good road
building. .','
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MILLIONS
New York Lies Unier Bba-
ket cl Snow, and Travels
Tied Up By Faifcre cl
Trab to Move la North
Cbtcagp, Dec. 22, Utile relief
from the blltsard sweeping the north
ern part of tb United States waa
expected today. Only alight rise In
the extremely low temperatures waa !
predicted and the crisis t the storm
a tying up railroad treffto In many
places, is not expected
here until
late tonight
Chicago shivered with Its record
low temperature of the winter at two
below; Alberta reported 26, the low
est reported by the weather bureau,
today.
What lake traffic still exists waa
driven to shelter by the storm and
many railroad shipments were la
danger today from the severe tem
peratures. AU trains are running
late. -
Shippers have , been warned to
protect goods from temperature as
low aa II degrees below.
Buffalo, N. T,,' Dec.. II. 'Western
Mew York this afternoon lies beneath
a deep blanket of enow that Is caus
ing serious delays to steam and
tramway traffic. Probably 2.000
persona In the railroad depots wait-1
ed anxiously today to depart by rail.
but no trains were being sent east.
The st earners Sullivan, .Naxsarid
and Price MoKinney, grain laden,
from upper lake points, were unre
ported today. They are the last boats
of the season headlnc to this nort.
Jamestown reported 20 Inches of
fine anow had fallen and a sale had
drifted tbla badly.
Wathlbtfon, Dec, 22. Adjustment
of tho natl-rl wide car shortage
declared by federal an, oiltles to be
largely responsible tor the present
high cost of living Is belna- hindered
toy refusal of eight railroads to keep
with the American Railway associa
tion, according to a statement of the
car shortage committee of the as
sociation today.
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PEACE FOR ENGLAND
London, Deo. 22. Proroguing par
liament today until February 7. Klna-
George added the weight of his words
to the allies' stern rejection of a
Oernian-made peaoe. '
"The vigorous prosecution of the
war must be our single endeavor,"
he declared, "until we have vindi
cated the rights so ruthlessly vlo
ivu vua uuu au ruiuieesiy VIO-1
lated by our enemies and established ,
the security of Europe on a sound i
roundation.
King George thanked the commons
for its "unstinted loyallty," In pro
viding funds to cover the burdens
of the year
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"In the sacred cause," the king
dared. "I am assured of the unit-
. .1 a . a . . - I
declared
ed support of all my peoples, I pray ;
God may give us his blessing."
"My government," the king con
tinued, 'after summarising the- na
tion's alms In the war, "was recon
structed with the sole object of fur
thering those alma unaltered and
uulittPuJrod. I am conflilpnt ' that
however Ions the struitKle mav be.
my army and my navy, with those of
my faithful allies, aided by subjects
throughout the empire will achieve ,
Victorious consummation of the aima
ror which I entered the war."
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Enghd Unable to Fatfcca
ReasoBs of ftesJ$ cf
UEted States k Sen
Nctes to tie Bedrests
London, Dec 22. British official
circles refuse to believe that America,
In the note by President Wilson, is
asking the allies to give up all prin
ciples and retract official utter mces
regarding the war's slm that have
'Been so emohatlcallr - innnnnu
heretofore
American correspondents tonight
,met' pained wonderment everywhere
among the government authorities
over the peace note. In some quart
ers confidence waa expressed that
President Wilson waa aiming pri
marily to Impress upon Germany
that the United States may be forced
eventually to enter the war on the
side of the allies, unless Germany ac
cedes to the allies' demands.
But, as a rule, utter Inability to
understand the motives behind the
president's note' was apparent.
' London. Dec 21 1 Th nnn v.
land digests President Wilson's peace
note, the more bitter It feels. That
was the conclusion to be drawn from
newspaper editorials in the afternoon
nluM WtllAlt ' . - m .
than those of the morning editions
ja denunciation of the American
chief executive's more.
The afternoon press was a unit tn
Its resenttulness. This bitterness waa
particularly manifested against Wil
son's sssertfon thst the object for
which all belligerents were striving
were virtually the same.
"It Is alngular, Indeed." the Even
ing Standard declared, "that a states
man of Wilson's perspicacity can la
bor under the delusion that any move
of bis toward peace would be wel
comed by the allies. The whole facts
of the situation should warn Mm that
Intervention la not desired."
"We sincerely hope President Wil
son Is not ill," the Globe commented,
"but we have grare doubts of his
physical well being."
"Our feelings against outslie ac
tion to Stoo the war before the es
sential objects have been obtained
are only what Wilson's treat nre-
decessor felt when threatened with
European Intervention In the middle
of the civil war," declared the West
minster Gazette. "But If Wilson has
knowledge, hitherto denied us, that
the enemy Is willing to acknowledge
our statements, he well knows we
.would be the last to reject his good
o faces." ,
FRANCE COINCIDES WITH
ENGLAND IN ITS VIEWS
Paris. Tjee. SJ irra nnA irtl (Has
wWl1 England ,n of Presl-
dent w,lon' Pe note. The Temps
typified the public view today in the
following comment: .
I "The United States must not for
' get that we are fighting tor France's
lnd"iitndence, The United States Is
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,urterIn t,fcm ln wr y th
of thMa wn0 bought It about. Tholr
Wlnh fAt hanna nram nn iAnllvl a tir.
wish for peace was responsible, We
now want a victory, rendering ag
gression impossible.
(JVAKIlHMKN UNABLE TO
MOVE BEFORE NEXT WEEK
Dallas, Texas, Deo. 22. None of
the 16,000 national guardsmen ord
ered home in the last war department
Oritur Will h Ahla In mnv, Knfrr IK,
middle of next week, aecordlngto
railroad offlolals.. Ths first group
wss scheduled to start today.
VILLA BATTLING
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Ill
n Pso, Dec. 22. Villa's forces
attacked Torreon at 4 o'clock this
morning and a battle for possession
of the eXy was rsgtng at daybreak
today. This Inform Hon reched here
by wire .to Mertcan government of
ficials. ;
The only newa of the attack waa
a brief, bnlletin aent out of Torreon
to Chihuahua City by the de facto
wireless as the assault started. The
message reached EH Paso by land
wires.
Early yesterday Villistaa caoturad
BermUillo about 10 miles north of
Torreon, after the garrison had fled
to the latter city.
Torreon Is the railway kev to
northern Mexico, many Hnea con
verging at that point. In possession
of Villa, the bandit chief could dom
inate the railways leading to the
northeastern border. The population
of Torreon Is 40,806.
Villa, with 6.000 troops, was re
ported yesterday approaching Tor
rean, and as driving before bim de
facto troops sent northward to oppose
his advance.
PBESIDEIIT
. ""iu'-ww wiu ba postponed tm
ITS. ZrTZ ""r1
nsl ot the United State shipping
bosrd, to Include the fonwln: ,
William Desman, San Francisco,
democrat, to serve six years; Bernard
N. Baker, Baltimore, democrat, , to
serve five years; John A. Donald,
New York, democrat, to , servs tour
years; John Barber . White, Kansas
City, Mo., republican, to serve three
years; Theodore Brent, New Orleans,
republican, to serve two years.
The shipping board, authorisation
by tha last session of congress, has
powers of investigation, reculation
and rate fixing over the United States
marine business. It Is empowered to
issue bonds not to exceed $60,000.
000, to build, purchase or lease ves
sels for a merchant marine. It is to
constitute the .head of a corporation
which will endure for a period not
to exceed five years after the war.
San Francisco. Dec. 22. First news
of the appointment of William Ben
in, of this "city, as a member of
the United States shipping board
reached Denman through the United
Press today.
"While I was rather expecting the
appointment." he said, "I have not
been advised that it bad been made."
Denman has represented the gov
ernment In several maritime cases
In this district. He originated and
conducted the campaign here a tew
years ago for the non-partisan elec
tion of Judges snd represented the
passengers of the liner Rio de Jan'
erlo in tbelr legal proceedings fol
lowing the sinking of that vessel. It
was this disaster which led to the
Insertion of the "Enkltsh sneaking:
clause" In the LaFollette seamen's
aot
NATIONAL GUARDSMEN
St'tXTMB TO DISEASE
El Paso, Dec. 22. The names of
three more national guardsmen have
been added to the death Hat by the
outbweak of pneumonia in this dis
trict. They are:
Percy J. Eisenhouer, 24, Co. H,
4th Penna., of Eleiabethtown, Pa.
Roy E. Elliott, Co. I, list Michi
gan, of Ann Arbor.
James K, Ormtfby, machine inn
company, 8th Penna., of Shenandnao,
Pa.
Joe D. Darts returned to Portland
thla mornlna- after vlstttna- here for
several days with his brother, Ike
Davit.
B CHEER
IMS cm
FcS&Oy a Eicy
Tier (fcrfr (s
The Christmas seasen of featiTit
and good cheer wlU open with, tha
rendition of the contata, "The Star of
the East," by the members or the
Grants Pass Music club at the Ptm.
bytemn church tonight. The mem
bers of th dab nave bee work.
Ing upon this production for a
era! weeks, and will give a most d-
ngntrul entertainment. No admis
sion will be charged.
SaturdAr cranliM? th t.i..i
Chrfrtmas tree irttl blase forth with
its many-colored light from the band
stand la Railroad park, and about it
wui center a program of great In
terest ahould the weather cauiui.
prove propitious. Tha' tree Is alreadv
In place and Is strung with electrif
lights that wW be lUu'mlnated, Sat
urday evening. There will be sing
ing, pantomines. and other Mhh
fftlnmamv Ta v v' .
K WW de. The: program will b.
enmceneed at 7: 45 Saturday evenin
and the entire community la Invited.
There wnl' be candy gifts for the
children. A-
Special programs hare . been ar
ranged for the various churches, and
each service will breathe the spirit of,
the season. At the PresbvterUn
church the Sunday school will' have
charge of the evening program. There
will be special numbers by the choir.
and the service wiU partake of tha
nature of a "White Christmas," wth
the giving of gifts for others, the
various clssses of the school having
special objects for their donation.
The public Is invited.
At the Christian chbrch. the morn
ing service will be given, over to.the
Bible school service, followed by a
program under the ausplcles of the
Junior society. There will be a rood
program, a Christmas tree and a treat
for the children. '
A. musical program is arranged for
the Newman Methodist Episcopal
church.
The choir. In charge of Prof J. 8.
MacMurray, will render the follow
ing musical program on Christmas
Eve. Sunday night, December 24, at
7:30 o'clock, with Mrs. George Sabln.
accompanist: "
Christmas carol, "In the Field
With Their Flocks Abiding."
Christmas carol, "Long Years Ago
In Bethlehem's Hills."
Anthem. "Fear Not",
Invocation,
Solo. "Glory to God." J. S. Ma
Murray -
Anthem, "Come All Ye Faithful."
ouiu, . a. urwin ui raraaise, su
L. Stonaker.
Quartet and Chorus, "Star Dlvlna."
Anouncements and offering. Carol,
during offering, "It Came Upon a
Midnight Clear."
Anthem, "And There Were Shep
herds."
Solo, Allene Dunbar.
Cornet solo, J. H. Williams.
Solo, "The Invisible Choir," Pail
Blanchard. ' '
Brief address by Rev, Melville T.
Wire.
Anthem. "Joy to the World." .
Benedlotlon.
St. Luke's Episcopal church aat
nounces the following Christmas.
Carol service for Sunday, at four
o'clock in tha afternoon: . ,
Processional hymn, 49. ,"0, Oome
All Te Faithful," , Gloria Patri
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