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A'OU IX., No. 03.
liAST THItf.'K WEEKS OP FIGHT
IKO IN GIIKAT DRIVE TO BE.
DA.V TAKES HEAVY TOLL,
DISEASE CUIMS OVER 13,000
Wounded Number 178,020 Iiht
Casualties In Ruaala Yanks
Capture st.OOO Germans
Washington, Nov. 23. The total
,. American casualties up to the time
of signing the armistice, General
March announces, wort:
Killed ud died of wounds, 88,154.
Died of disease, 14,811.
, Died from other causes, 2,204.
4 The Americans took 44,000 Ger
man prisoners, and 1,400 tuna.
American casualties in northern
Hum la have not been aovore.
III US. CAPITAL
Hundred, of Former Officer Marked
for Murder Foreigners Floe
Soviet Rulers Panicky
Washington. Nor. 23 rx.ni.ho.
reaching the state department from
Stockholm tell of a terrific Bolshe
vlkl massacre at Petroarad. mv.
hundred former officer are reported
xo no marked for murder, and for
eigners returning from the interior
of 'Russia are said to be In crave
a anger. j
(IKlim Dlaa mmmmim - -
- mMraxnm wvnii, UKBQOH, HUXDAY, NOVEMBER 24.
U: S. TROOPS WILL COME
PerstuBg Gym. Anthorky to Retaro ,ttose Not Needed io
Array ot Uccnpation toast and Field Artillery, Gas
and Task Corps, and Air Forces Released
Copenhagen, Nov. 22. Th aoinai
authorities of Russia have ordered a
cruiser to be ready at toe shortest
notice to sail from the mouth of the
Neva river, in the Oulf of Finland.
and It Is announced that In east of
danger, 14 members of the govern
mont will embark for a neutral nort.
according to Petrograd advices.
URGES PEOPLE TO. WRITE '
MORE LETTERS TO BOYS
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4 II. 8. CASUALTY LIST
The following casualties are re
imrtud by the commanding general
of the American expeditionary
forces reported for publication Sat
urday: Killed In action i g i
Miming In action i 27
Iled of wounds .. ......182
Died of disease -....229
"Wounded severely 170
Wounded, degree undetermined.. 58
Died of wounds Brman
MlRBlng In action Carroll Par
London, Nov. 23. More lotters
from home to American trooni
abroad are urged by Mrs. Margaret
Walter, of Kansas City, an A merman
nd cross oftlclarvlsltor to London
"I dont know why It Is that the
boys got so few letters." the said
It Isn't as If other people were de
prived of mall as well. I have asked
the nurses, and mont of thorn set an
average of two lotters a week from
tbelr families In America. But even
some of the boys who Jiava been In
hospitals seven or eight weeks bare
not yet heard a word from their peo
"If mothers and I Utters only knew
what home letters mean over here
Why, It gott to such a pass that the
nursos read aloud tbelr own letters
and share thetn with the boys, so as
not to seem selfish. One of the
nurses in my ward said she almost
hated to have the boys see her get
ting her regular weekly mall. It
made them to envious."
' The following casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
or tho American expeditionary
forces reported for publication 8un
Killed In action 505
Missing In action 141
Wed of wound ... 108
Died of accident II
Died ot dlsefcse 291
Wounded severely 218
Wounded, degree undetermined 177
"Wounded slightly ...... 290
Killed In action Royden Burlln-
Rame, Toledo, Ore.; Henry Cooper,
TUcbJand, Ore.; Ned Miller, Fort
Severely wounded Carl H. Kim
tii el, Est scad a, ...
Wounded, slightly Vincent M
Weekly summary, Including
Killed In action (Inoludliig
398 ait sea) 16.JE0
Missing In action Including
prisoners ........ 8,348
Med of wounds 6,448
(Wed of accident 1,588
Died of disease ,7,367
Wounded In action :44,497
Washington, Nor. 28. The senate
committee Investigating brewery pro
Vmganda decided today to begin upon
December 8 a general Inquiry 4nto
f D18QVBS WOULD COMBAT . 4
4 THE I. W. W. MENACE 4
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f Portland, Ore., Nov. 23. 4
-f Dlsque favors the continuance 4
4 ot the -iLoyal Legion organ Isa- 4
-f tlon to combat the I. W. W 4
4 and to assist In efficient lumber 4
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BAG 96 DUCKS
A hunting party, consisting ot C
A. Wlnetrout, Alfred Letcher. Elmer
Balalger, O. S. Blanchard. all of this
city, and Messrs. Jenkins and Stock
of Ashland, returned from a week's
hunting trip on tower Klamath
Lake last evening. Thev report hav
ing, had a tine time and bagged 96
ducks and eight geese.
This was a "picked" bunch. Letch
r going as "Happy." Balslger as
"Utile Jeff." Blanchard as "Mutt .
snd Wlnetrout as "Fatty Arbuckle'
It Is said, tha '.Tatty" pulled oft a
mean trick on "Mutt." te ling him
one morning, that It was time to be
out bunting. "Mutt" donned his
hunting felothes. then looked at this
watoh it was only 1 o'clock.
me nunters say that there are
thousands of ducks on the lake, and
plenty of geese In that vicinity, but
few hunters are coir enjoying the
Copenhagen, Nov. 23 Resistance
In south Germany, particularly Ba
varia, to the proletariat ( dictation
from 'Berlin is rapidly xrowlng snd
Is likely to result in South Germany
being established as a new indepen
dent government, according to a Ber
Salem, Ore., Nov. 28. Lola Pal
mer Weber, as secretary for the
"Pierce for Governor" campaign, ex
pended 21.785. according to a. atato.
ment filed with Secretary Olcott to
day. Governor Wltlhycombe'a person
al expenses were but 8100.
Washington, Nor. 23. General
March announces that authority has
been given Pershing to send back
home all such troops as will not be,
needed In making up the armr of oc
General Pershing has Indicated
that the following units will not be
Wvlslons of 31st. 34lb. 3Mh, 39th,
76th, 84th, 86th, and 87th. The
coast artillery regiments, the 46th,
47th, 49th, 50th, 75th and 76th. The
Hold artillery brigades: 65th and
The following general classea of
troops will also be returned:
Railroad artillery troops, armv ar
tillery troops, gas troops, tank
troops, air forces broken ii n f nr r
Orders have already been issued
for the return from England of the
sir ' squadrons, conatruRtlnn m.
'snlos, several photographic and ra
dio sections, sail makers' detach
ments, Handley and Page training
The movement of troops from
France will be expedited, General
March said, and added that they will
not "sneak into the country, either
He said that the American army ot
occupation la heading for Coblenx,
the center bridgehead on the Rhine,
where they should arrive abont De
The British troops will occupy the
bridgehead to the north at Cologne,
and the French that east at Mains
The American troops In Italy will
remain there for the present
The demobilisation of the Amort.
can force, at home is proceeding
sieaaily. Several present camna will
be- abandoned soon as cleared of oc
Secretary Baker said the war de
partment plans call for the reduc
tion or the American expeditionary
lorces to approximately 30 dlvlalnna
or nail the present strength. Fur
ther reductions will be made when
the situation warrants.
BULLETS HAVE QUEER
EFFECTS ON THETANKS
London, Oct. 30. fCorrna
dence of the Associated Preset Ma
chine gun bullets sprayed against
the sides of a tank produce a queer
effect within It. says one British
army officer who has anent th
months fighting with his tank In
France. The bullet, he aavi. can.
not pierce the armor but It
knock off on the Inside a thin flake
of steel that pulverises and film in
all directions. It gets Into the face
and hands of the crew and stings
them like a strong wind on a cold
day. The surgeons have found that
a simple oath of iodine solution will
heal the pain and prevent infection.
Describing the scene within a tank
wnion is being hit with machine gun
Dunsia the officer said:
"As the bullets strike the tanlr
simultaneously with the sound of
Impact and the creation of the flake.
a blue flame Is seen, and when a ma
chine gun Is playing up and down
the points in the hope of finding a
weak spot, the Interior looks much
like a demonstration f cheap fire
works. . i
"While there isi no danger from
machine guna to a tank crew, there
Is real and pressing danger from ar
mor-piercing or explosive mheria
"Unlena It la MHlhU r ,t .un.
- - r . vr qv T. U411U
a mrle.tf the guna before being dis
covered M lie. tile to om wtthtn
a range of ahetla that will .wipe the
tank off the face of the earttu , ' A
direct hit steams that rervbodr i
" d - - wiro 'Vtmuvue
that somebody is going io .be killed.
ine uermans were always trying to
mage euch a ii. Once within a
mile of the enomy the tank is com-!
paratlveJr safe or the guns cannot!
be depressed io xet the range. Tkon
the only thing the tank has to deal!
witn is toe machine min. When thu
Is accurately ioeated rthe tank, quick-
ly runs it. down.. The German ma
chine gunner wae Germany's best I
fighter, Generally he would hang
on to a position, peppering the lum
bering tank until he found it Wfta nn
use and ifled or was fun over. .
une iOI the tricks we leanhnd w.
the tremendous value , ot tanks
against masses of enemy troops. At
first we were content to tUs thk or
dinary machine guns In tanks but in
the latter months we need the ehell
umed td. explode as it left th m.
scattering its scores of leaden bullets
une a enot gun. Troorjs without
tlllery were solelv unahia tn
such fire." 1
UNI MATURITY DATE
jGIGAJiTIO MOXtMEXt IX
HONOK OF SOLDIEB DEAD
There seems to be a growing im
presslon among some of the holder
of War Savings Stamps since actual
lighting in the world war has ceas
ed, that necessity of retaining pos
session or the stamps already held
and the purchase -of additional
stamps to the limit allowed no long
er exists. The Josephine countv w
S. S. committee wishes to make It
plain to all that any euch Impression
War Savings Stamps were intro
duced and offered to the nubile bv
tne government for several reasons
two of which were: First, to nro-
moie inrm and furnish the person
of small means an opportunity for
saie investment and participation in
making the world safe from anto-
cratio rule; the second reason
ror the purpose of securing funds
for the successful prosecution of the
..To demand payment now Is to da-
ictm. uix.li purposes or the govern
ment; even though actual hostilities
have ceased there is etlll urgent ned
ror large sums of money for the
care of the millions ot our troops
during the months thai mmt i.n
before de-mobilisation is complete
ani the men safely returned to their
homes from the various cantonment.
ana foreign shores.
Those who sledged to iuy stamna
are expected to complete same and
all are reminded that but six weeka
of the pledge period remains.
Aside from any. other reason.
1 your patriotic duty to nmidt
your pledge; you should then retain
possession of the stamps until ma
It may in some exceptional cases
be necessary for jiuminura
stamps to cash same before matur
ity, but very tew; practice thrift and
economy, sacrifice along 'some other
una ir necessary, but hold on to
your stamps It Is your natrtntl Hntv
and tne government requests that
you do to.
OLD "SOURDOUGHS" ARE
IN THEIR "ELDORADO"
Sitka, Alaska, Oct. 25. (By mall)
Alaska's aged and disabled pio
neers men who helped blase the
first trails across the golden north-
land, always seektng but seldom
finding their elusive Eldorado are
eared for at the Alaska Pioneers
Home at Sitka, the first capital of
the territory. At present there are
65 old "sourdoughs" at the home.
110 PROOF THAT
OuUldo World Has Only Perfunctory
BVimenl or Prince Maximilian
London. Nor. 28. William .
nenzollern is spending most of his
time in bed In his retreat at Amer
ongen castle because of the Illness
with Which he was Suddenly atrirkon
recently, according to the Amatr.
dam correspondent of the Daily Ex
press. Two officers take tarns in
reading novels And newsoaDem - to
tne iormer emperor. It is under
stood, adds the correspondent, that
me iiiness la influenza.
(London. Nor. 23. Th nan uoii
attributes to a "high official of the
British government'" the statement
that William Hohenzollern la atni
German emperor and king of Prussia
as rar as the British government is
Informed and apparently la awaitino-
ror something to turn ud "
"he German government." th nj.
flclal added, according to the D.nT
Jiau, ns not made any commnnl
cation to the allies or the United
states notifying ns of his abdication
We think it almost certain that -if
the abdication occurred notification
would have been sent at least to the
"No abdication document fcearinr
toe kaiser's signature is In existence
as far as the outside iworid know
nothing but the perfunctory state
ment oi ranee Maximilian."
Butte, Mont. Nov. 23. Butt
advancing a plan for a gigantic gran-
. limit, iu m erected on nig Butte,
towering mountain that ilea on
the western edge ot the city, whose
western environs Ue on its slopes.
The granite wonld oe seen for 40
miles on clear days and would nn
tain the names ot every Montana bov
who gave his life for his country
during the great war.
DAYTON NEGRO HAS
12 SONSIN SERVICE
G. H. Harvey, a colored dtlsen ef
Dayton, is worthy ot special recoanl
tlon by the United States government
for his contribution of sons to the
Harvey; when Interviewed on rrt.
day by a News representative, stated
that he had 12 sons in the service,
10 of them in France and two .in
training camps in Michigan. Ha fur
ther said that tie was the father ot
23 children, 1 J noys and lfi girls, 22
of whom are living. He s ween
married, five timet and one ot tils
wives presented him with seven pairs
Of twins, which accounts largely for
the unusual else of his family. ,
Harvey is as well Dreeerred man of
57. .having been born ' In October,
1861, In Cincinnati, Ohio. Daytona
Gazette 'Newt, Daytona, Fla.
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FEAST OF RUOiONB
"FLO" HAS if
After week's trial, it is be
lieved ATTEJfDAJTCE WILL
NOT BE CTT DOWX
EM PRECAUTION IS TAKEN
teachers Watch. Close! v for .' nt
Cough or Sign of Other Illness
Only Three Holidays
The next get-together luncheon at
the Chamber of . Commerce rooms
will be held Monday night at 6:30
O'clock.' November 25. and will be a
regular Thanksgiving spread, as well
an occasion of rejoicing over the
end of the war. This suggestion was
made by the ladies of the local RmI
Business ot Imbortancn will l.n
be presented for the consideration of
Indies are particularly welcome
this and all other inhamW nr
Commerce luncheons. To insure hav
ing a place at the table, secure tick
ets In advance from B. 0. Harris, or
Roscoe Bratton. ,
'The people of the community
seem to have a good deal or confi
dence in the judgment of our city
and county health officers as shown
oy the fact that, at the onenlno- of
our city schools last Monday, nearly
every cwia was at his desk when tho
roll was called," says John Or
Imef, superintendent of our publio
schools. "Some of the rooms report
ed 100 per cent In attendance tho
"The first morning everr mm
that had had Influenza dnrin th.
vacation of the schools, from Octo-
oer is to November 18. was sent in
the city health officer for a erttfl.
cate so that the other .children of the
schools would not be eraoaad A1o
all children that had colds or were
not feeling well -were sent bom
Only well, children are allowed in the
rooms and every precaution Is taken
oy. the teachers to -protect the chil
dren from the Influenza. Now. wnfla
the teachers are trying to protect
"" TMJiuTen, ine. parents should do
,V 1 . . . .
aiBo. ana not miia h
children to school when not feeling
weii. .in three different instances
the past week, .arenta hav
their children to school aithnnn
they knew thai they were nok -wn
and only by the watchfulness of the
Principals end teachers were these
children discovered and sent noma
One of the mothers confessed to lie
vnaaipai oi one or the schools that
she made her child
though he was elclt and did not irant -
to go., Under ordinary times this
would probably be all rieht but t
this time it is all wrpng.'
. ine county superintendent has re
ceived the following St&temant Vrom
State Superintendent Churchill: v
"The state h alt h board has ask.
ed,tne to request through you that
our teachers h on th a innirnn
- ' -" " wnAub. ,u
aH pupils who evidence iany Indica
tion of the influenza and nromDtlv
exclude them from attendance nntll
they eaa furnish, a medical wfi-
cate .ot health. . The state iealth
board further says that the signs of
Influenza are varied and are irob-
ably too complex f or a teacher to go
Into at any great length, sine plfy
sirtans. themselves are frequently t
fault in dlacnoslns it. Ths Km.H '
general plan that all pupils who are"
manifestly below Ml In haalfli' '
should oe a" guide inasmuch as such.
a child' has no .beAuaeaai fri anboi
whether the Illness la due tO M. CU i
taglon or otherwise." - .
,7he time lost in the city schools
the past month on account of the va
cation wni 1e made up the first se
mester by omitting the usual vaca
tion days such as tile three dars of .
county Institute, the Friday follow. .
J riiL' 'i . . .. '
" uanKsgiving, tne Christmas hol
idays other than those of Christmas
and New Years day; and extending
the; first semester two weeks. This
will shorten the second semester two
-who. ii tun coanot 'PeaaaaO Hp of
(Continued on page 2.)
AMERICA V sni.nii-na
. OX THEIR WAY HOME 4
f , 'London, Nov. 28. Several
f thousand American soldiers
sailed for home on the llnnra
f Lapland and Minnehaha. The.ro 4-
was a touenmg and stirring
scene, as they were cheered by 4
4; the Immense throngs that gatb.
4 ered about while they were go- 4 ,
4 Ing aboard the ships. 4
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