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OKA NTH f AIM, JOMKI'HINE tl'NTr, OKMiOX, Ml XIMV, lW KMHKH , IOIT.
WIIOI.K XIMHKfl 832.
TrrineiidiHia I'rtwiure of AuMric
tiKriiinint Drive iN-fiMiili'ra llmk
Afxinl Three Mlka
Coiiiuiiia In South Amrlc Making
KirrnoiHj KITona to Turn I'opn
Imfl AgMllirt t idled HUtee
MET FULL DUTY
CITY OF RUINS
lll.lVMIMt KNOW HTUIOI AIHW
TO IIAMt'AX MOIIIIOIC II A I lit
111 MUM I K IIKAII
FQU THOUSAND CQFF1HS ASKEO
WHb Atlilwl IMiUK Coming Ovr
Wilts Hill t'.tlml of Dlxwter
ne. Norm IMnya Aid
lUJlfm. Ihv. M Tlic M
uIimmHU mllrf Iruln hi arrived. A
Minding "mirlh iimirjf" m.M'.l.iini
la raging ami aa ft Oivtf i no r.
llmnlo Ihnl U nNtr wcliinle of the
auauW of iIsmI.
Amherst, Nova Scotia. , Dec s,
Ths mllmnt of l.nm dead In I In
Halifax disaster U contained In a
privnte telegram rrrelved liy an un
dertaking fit in here. Tit mesge
ak thiil 4. Mil) coffins be sent Imme
dlntely Halifax. N 8.. Dec. s. - S rl ken
Halifax win pt tonight by n rag
ing hllnxunl. Ho fierce wan Hip
altirm thai rescue workers ere
forced l suspend their operations
In the dv astatfd section. It l he.
lleved certain that all the Injured
hurled under the ruin of shnitercd
building have pcrlsbed f cold and
The sufferings of those who escap
ed Injury have been Increased by the
fait that every available blanket,
qnlll and comforter has huen re
qulstloned for the hundred of injur
nt In, the temporary hupllai.
A single tlegrnph 'lre. ln-iullim
dangerously In the alarm, offered
Halifax only a precious means of
communication with the outsltiM
world, mid It nil f i ! momentac
Jly that this line woltld snap.
No concerted effort bus limn mane
n yet to compile a lift of the Ui'iid
ii'i everv I'ffitrl la being mad" to Iden
tify those who perished. The eon
dltlon of ninny of the bodies makes
thin exceedingly difficult and a large
proportion of thow who lout their
lire will he hurled a "nameless
There lit no reiinon. however, to
(Cvntluued on pax 8.)
JUST TRIBUTE PAID
. TO FIGHTERS-OF-AIR
London, line. tt.-"Thc I'hlvalry
i( the Army" tin the title bent owed
upon tlu Mrlllnh air force by l'it
iiiier Moyd Cleoriiii In li tribute be
paid to them in a' recent apeech In
the house of cominonn. TUe piemUT
wuh inovlnu a vole of llinlll; to l' c
Urltbdi iirinlen mid nuvv. (ir I Ac
4tvlallon aervlcn ho huIiI:
'The heavens are their battlerinldH.
they are the cavalry of the clouds.
High above the aquulor and tlio mud,
hq bluh In the firmament that tlio.
are not vIhIIiIo from eurtli, they
TlKht nut the eternal Ikhiicm of rlnht
nd wi-ontf. Their HtriiKKluii there
iy dny and tilithl are like a Mlltonic
wtonfllt't between the winded bouts ol
llixht and diirknemi.. '
Knrtfn, N. I)., Her. N.Tho ex
plosion of nn infernal ntiichlne In the
4xress car of train No. 7 on the
Northern 1'ur.lfh caused the dost ruc
tion or the car near Windsor, N. 1)..
Wednesday, according to Informa
tion obtained by officials Invesllgiit
ln:? tho nffulr, It was announced here
WhhIiIiikIoii. Ilep. . -Ailhtro-liei-man
luvuilein In Italy iiiiffered uor
iiiimih luaitna In todiiy' drlvo, accord
in K to ijftlclul ItoniM dlapati-haa. In
one Imlanra aoveral leKlnmutK!
were dcelinitti'il hy Hiclr own artil
lery. . i
KIiik Victor Kiiumtiel tixlay con
ferred the military troaa on (lull
rlelle II. Annuulo, poet aviator.
Amurliat Uerlitrallou or war
taulunt AuKlrla will prohalily be of
ureal help to I ho liallun tioopa and
I'urlnK the pant four Uuya I h In
vadura huu pimlmd the ltalUim buck
au averax of thrua in lie on a ttn
mile rriilil. hut the defendlux lino
Th M.Krlorlty in numlM... wift '
.t......lu .... ,1 U.I .1.1. .HI.UI.I j
uiutci IhU caimed llir retreat
Iiullaii lleadiuurler In Northern
Italy. Iter. 8
in or the Itullan aviation corim him
... n.. f lh. -I.....I .l.rlnu !
..I..l.d .f lkU l.(I..W...IIlllll. nn
Aiiatrla ball.Hin which wh obaerv-
ln Venire. pa.lnK thro.,h the
b. whh piirt, of the env
about hU propeller, and wlnnlnn .1
Kovernmniii bonua of d.noii lire for
I'oitlund, Dec. M.--Tlie Oienon
'iule Sunday HcUnel Hanocutlou haa
ulreudy ruined about IT'iO for the
American lllble aoclety "llllilea for
Soldlern" fund on the Hiernello m
It in 1 1 or Mic. Datiiienbuuer and
Mr, Itildd. The demand ha Himv
Krnan many-fold, Juki iih the Y. M.
('. A. work Iiiin expanded $10,000
Ih.iIih iuola for I'ortlund and .'i,(Min
for the htiile.
1'renldent W'llnon, Governor
Wlthycoinbe and the atate council of
defenxe hava authnrUed thla drive.
The teHtainenta 'to be used are In
dia paper, hound In heavy khaki
cloth and coat 2Kc each In million
Iota: they are dlxtrlhnted by the Y.
M. C. A. and rhapllna on the apot
HKVtHlTKi'S llltK.tKS tUT
IN I.ISHON IS ItKIMIKT
Madrid, liec. K. A rovolution !ia
broken out 111 l.lnhon the capital of
I'ot'tiiKal, nccordlng to n dispute)! re
ceived here today. It uIhii declai'eB
thut nil outbreak litis occurred nt
At the Chamber of Commerce
luncheon next Monday, there will
be no out-of-town apeakrr hut the
feature of thn luncheon will be 'a
geni'tal (IIhciishIoii by luemiiers on
the work of tho club. Thla discus
sion should develop ' many helpful
Thn aerrctiiry received a wire
from It. (1. Miller, who had been in
vited to speak at the 'Monday lunch
eon, to the effect that he would
have an Important conference with
the Twohys dnrlnn the week and
could not emtio to (Irnnta I'hxk until
nfter that time.
KI'.MOK ItKI'tlltTI'.ll THAT
KX-rzAU has i:hc.I'i:h
WashlnKtoit, Dec. s. The Amer
ican consul nt Tlflls reports a ru
mor that the former czar of HuhsIii
has escaped. There has boon no
AMDKM AV llTIHlVi:it r' Till
HIWT t I. Art VHTMI TKI -TOV
IHl Kit TIU'KKIIW
Itnilber of Mra JnMtpliua llxolvlh
a In t i.inionnd of lll-fuil Vea
wl W hi'n It Hunk
Waahlnntott. I)ic. 1. An Amer
ican detro)er. the Jaeoli Jon. ai
loriwdoed and aunk In the war lone
Thumday with the loaa of a larxit
part of the crew.
Thirty aeven aurvlvora were taken
ff n m fM rfl ,, th nam, 0ff
ten of them huva been received
The offlcera reported aaved are:
Lieutenant John K. Klchard, A.,lt-
ant Huriteon i u Aaamaiewn aim
Kntilun NelKOO (llltea.
The alnklnit occurred at o'clock
" "'" ''r
" commanded by Lieutenant
'om,...nder Hav.,1 1 Worth n.Rley .
brother of Mm. Jol-hua imnleU.
'Wile Ol llie riirmij ui
Coniuiander ttanley'a brother j wan
the first American ohVer to loee M
"life In the 8panlnh American war.
The Jacob June waa the defray
er which aaved 30.1 jieraona from the
Hlnklna; Orama, torpedoed Octolier
19, It wn one of the uewi-n and
lnreHt of the American deal rover,
completed laxt year. Her ieace
time complement wan 97 men but
there were probably more on board
f,,r at 1U tiipe she went do-yv Hmmenlso not .menu
la believed that about 60 were lost., them to faTl Into hands that might
Including Commander Bagley. prove hostile. '
LAME PLEADS FOR UNITED PEOPLE
TO HAKE AMERICA L
Washington, Dec. 8. In his au
nual report published today, Secre
tary lne. In characteristically strik
ing phases, imrtruys the transition of
a peaceful democracy Into a nation
organized Tor war. Possession of re
sources alone he warns the country
does not win war and recounting the
enormous progress made on every
hand declares the physical stores of
the I'lilted States are almost com
pletely at command of Ihe world's
" 'What can you do to serve lite?' "
quotes the secretary. "To that ques
tion each Individual and each depart
ment of the government must give
answer. The answer of this depart
ment la that It has put every agency
and activity which it has at the ser
vice of those departments more di
rectly concerned with war making.
Our men of scientific knowledge
nietalurglsts, chemists, . engineers,
topographers have found new work
nt their hands. The homesteaders
und the miners on the public lands
have been released from thoir obli
gations If they go into the army or
show themselves to be of greater ser
vice off their lands than on them.
The reclamation Rervlce on a million
and a quarter acres of Irrigated
lands and the Indians on nyhundred
reservations Joined In the campaign
for more meat and more wheat. The
patent office haa been reached for
new devices that could be b'rought
Into use to kill the submarine or
limit Its destructlveness. for the
pinna of heretofore unused lethal
weapons, and for the formulae of
Improved or unknown sources ol
power, liefore war actually came
this department had compiled the
data which showed the power of the
nation In mineral and chemical re
sources, our possible needs and how
they could be met at home or where
abroad. Prepared liRts of those men
who had special knowledge or were
Jtil( AM MAV SK(t liK I'lMKH
HIOV GIIKAT HTOIIKHOl KM OK
1-WiiMY I'remU r la Hnld to lie I'ronr
Inrnt in N'rw Udi'iienoVot i"erii.
mnil In Altic ItuanU :
Wanhlngton. Dec. I. It la r
IHirted that l.r.UO liolabevlkl troop
hava arrived at Vladlvontok wber
a larn "tore of military aupplle
have been accumulated, moat of
which have bn ahlpped from the
- - - I
I'nited Statea and Japan.
- The temporary Independent (tov
rnment In Siberia haa choaen Ker
n.ky as mlnlater of Justice. It It
rei-vrten nere mat Hiner.. r,
naa joiiya uenerni miouiuv, ...
Vl'auhliwtiin Iwv k If
...w. mmi,.. imo Vladlvo-ilr
.ink ihe fnited States and the en-
tente allies may be forced at any.n " i'.
time to adopt a definite policy to-.
ward the radical government of Uu-,IIBIABIIIIft imrinTlin
la. Great quantities of munitions, UWfl IIP f.'LAU LK
and supplies ahlppc(f.by the I nlted HlUllllMU UllLMlAI 110
States and Japan before the over-u
throw of the Kerensky government
are stored nt the l'aclflc port await
ing shipment over the rongested
trans-Siberian railroad, and It I
well understood that the allied gov-
or skill along the lines of our own
activities enabled us to expand as
the call was made.
"War forces a nation to an In
tensive study of what It can do.
Thought and work these are the
answers to the problems of material
insufficiency. We of America have
had no little to boast of through the
quick century of our march ncros
the; continent. And without doubt
our anility to stand alone, oepeuains;
A .... ,..1 tt thn thim.u ftint.
, , . , . ,
make a modern industrial nation. Is
. , , . . .
someth hi of which we may be proud
not so much because we have this'
land as because we have found out.
its worth and made It ours by put-1
ting U to use. But we soon reallxe!
when thrown into such a struggle!
ns this) war how far removed fronij
entire Independence we are. !
"Men are already thinking of the.
greater America that they believe tof ,
be coming when the' war la done.!
We are In this war aa the trustees, Dec. S.-Otto Julius
of social and political Ideals. mpHt j ;Iarkt1- a O-rman writer and lectur
of them unformed, even embryonic! V nd Hna Stnl. "list and
and these we hope to realise through
the strength of the nation. Our na
tionalism, lutense, virile, and of the
UglltlRg Kina. IS B pari ui me hi-
cMnery. through which we are work
ing to make all men our debtors.
Our national purpose Is to transmute
days of dreary work Into happier
lives for ourselves first and for all
others In their time. This Is .the!
large vlow. the idealistic view. If
you pletiso, of America's mission. Itj
In the subconscious philosophy of all;
our history our wars, our public
school system, our conservation
schemes, our enterprise. !
"This new Amerlra, as the , old.
will contribute to the world raw
products with most generous hand.
But the ultimate resources of the
natlon Is not that which lies within
1 1 . J lt. . 1. I l ..! I. .. 4 I
(Continued on page 4.1
Itlo de Janeiro. Iwc. . A newa-
paiier, publlahed In I'ort uguene cnll-
fi the Correlo de ilnrlln. hat begun
Votiernmo propaganda, opening
Ita campaign wltb analbemaa upon
the I'nltfid Rtatea, which it declare
bat coerced the lAtln republic to
break relations with Germany.
Dmperate attempts are being
made here to undermine American
solidarity but they are not making
much Impression on the Brailllan
PRISONERS FAIL TO
Saleiu, Dec. After waiting ser
eral days for an nttnmpt to eacaie
from the penitentiary at Salem by
prisoners who had sawed through
wf o( WQltctltlarr bulld
urphy tQ(Uj. the
roof repaired. The prlaonera had
made a lio-foot rope from strips "of
blanket and had also several dag-
gera. liiiarua naa oeen poaieu nigni-
Wit the conrlcts. evidently knew
' the dlncovery and failed to make
CATTLE KILLING PLOT
Grey-bull, Wyo., Dec s.
systematic plot to destroy cattle and t'nrevlsed estimates contained In th
other live stock in the Grey boll , report are as follows: 3,1)1.000,
nelghborhood Ih the belief or officers j'nQO bushels ofj corn.59,7l7.e00 of
who have Investigated several re-)wheat, l,R80,Oi0.00 0f oats, 201,
cent killings. In each case . por-j 6R(t,noo of barley, 5,000.ft00 of rye.
tion of the tongue if the animal hasj 16,813.000 of buckwheat,' 33,254,000
been cut off. and officers believe 0f rice. 73.380,000 of kafir, 439.-
iinia is aon so mat me perpeira -
ors may obtatn s reward to killing
. HKlt RTK.f OS FORT AUK:
Berne, liec. Switzerland has
once again follower! Germany's lead
In arranging for an Increased Income
by raising postal rates materially.
New stamps of 2H and " cen-j
times will be issued shortly. It Is un-j
derstood. and the possibility Is dis-;
cussed of a new coinage of these de-i
Guayaquil. Dec 8. Kquador has
severed diplomatic relations with
Gerstauy, It was today officially an-
ITER AND ARTIST
cartoonist, were internet! as ti an ser
ous enemy aliens on Ellis Island yes
terday on the orders of John C. Knox
1 assistant I'nited States District At
torney. Stengel was connected with
the German publication, the Zeppelin
the name of which was changed to
Kulen Spiegel when, the United
Statea entered the war.
AltCHJIIHHOI XII' KriKI.MH
ttOXOKKI) HY liKGIMKXT
Paris. November 25. (Correspon
dence) The 132nd line regiment,'
itself the first to receive the "four-
ragerc" both In the colors of the
war cross and the military medal,
has Just conferred a nllltary medal
"fourragcre" upon Cardinal Lucon.
Archblsho;) of (thelitis, in re-ognl-
jtlon of his bravery In never quitting
' hU post In his much bombed city.'
HM HKTARV OK Atiltlt l LTIK
I'ltAIHKH WtlKK OK KAKMKIW
AM) AHK8 MOKK
WAR NEEDS ARE fMUPlO
larreMt. taf Blllbm KuahHa of Urala
ImxmI fiurter WTvkh Country
Hhonlrf Mora Than ItaplloU
Waahlngton, De. . With record
cropa grown thla year the nation's
farm and livestock production must
be stimulated to a still higher effi
ciency during the coming 12 months
If domestic demands and the needa
ot the allies are to be adequately
met. Secretary Houston says In his
annual report to congress today.
"That the farmers of the nation
; have generously responded to the ap-
peala for Increased production, and
that much has already been done to
Insare a large supply of foods and
feedatuffe," says the report,. Justi
fies no let-down In their activities
or In thotte of all agricultural sgen-
On the contrary, even greater
efforts most be put forth Jn the com
While the precise figures for
meat. DOiiltrv. dairy products and
j vegetable oils are not yet available.
the secretary estimates that the
Quantity of these commodities is
greater than for 1915 and 114.
An increase of a billion bushels
jover the Ave pre-war average was
;effected in this year's crop of stsplss.
j 686.000 of Irish potatoes, 84,727.-
j000 of sweet potatoes. 18.967.000 of
commercial beans, 42,606.000 of
peaches, 11.419.000 of pears. 177.-
J 733.000 of spples. and 7.421,000 of
, The report outlines In detail the
varied actlrltles snd lines of effort
of the department during the year,
particularly the tremendous expan
sion effected at the outset of the war.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Washington, Dec. 8. Alameda
was recommended as .the site for the
additional navy yard on San Fran
cisco bay, in a report to congress
by the special board headed by Rear
Admiral Helm. The approximate
cost of the plant was fixed at 136.-
nltlTIKH DRAWING 1,1 NK8
XKAR TO JERl'SALKM
Ixindon, Dec. 8. The British
have captured Hebron, southwest, of"
Jerusalem. ' ,
CAPTURE A HP
Laredo, Texas, Dec. 8. Fourteen
federal soldiers were killed yester
day when 300 alleged followers of
Felix Diaz attacked and captured
Guerrero, a small Mexican ga-'tson
town opposite Zapata, Tex. The
Diar. commander is said to be Gen
eral Almaitan. His casualties, if any,
. American troops nve guarding the
river crossings in the Zapata vicinity.