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VOL. IX, No. 5H.
GRANT PAM, KWEPHHOD OODflTT, OREGON. MONDAY, DECEMBER S, 1918.
WHOLE NUMBER 2529.
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CHROME IN .
ARE IN HANDS
JUDGE CALK1NH SAYS TANGLED-
. AFFAIRS OP IIARTON AND
ItOWKX N KKD A DJU8TI NO '
EXPECT APPOINTMENT TODAY
Itowrn Accuse Partner of IterehinK
50,000 In Halo and Keeping
Judge Calkins, last Friday and
Saturday, at Jacksonville, listened
v to the testimony produced by the
parties In the raae of R. J. Itowen
a. George 8. Ilarton and Harold E.
Barton, upon a motion for the ap
pointment of a receiver to take
charge of the chrome Interest! ' of
tooth of these parties under an al
lefcod partnership. a
In Mr. Rowen's complaint against
these defendants, ho states that a
partnership arrangement was enter
ed Into In 1(17, whereby under the
terms of It, all properties acquired
by either were to come within the
scope- of their partnership arrange
ment, and that they were to divide
profits and losses upon the basis of
60-GO. lie alleges that George 8.
Ilarton received $50,000 from the
California Chrome Company as
first payment on the Gordon Moun
tain property In Del Norte county,
California, and that Mr. Ilarton kepi
thl money and refused to account to
him under hla agreement. Upon
theso allegations, testimony wan
taken at Jacksonville and upon Its
conclusion the court announced his
decision to appoint a receiver to take
charge of the partnership affairs,
the plaintiff having shown prima
facie case. No one has yet been
dnslgnated by the court as receiver.
The properties Involved In this lit
igation are among the largest on the
Pacific coast, 'being the Gordon
Mountain, Sexton Mountain, Hot
Dog, .Waldo and others.
The court room was crowded, as
cfirome men from all ovor the coun
try are Interested In the case.
FOR THE GOLD FIELDS
Marahtleld, Ore., Doc, 2. Seattle
Sa holding something under her hat,
according to news which Is current
on Coos Bay and developed within
the past few days.
A short Item was printed recently
stating that "4,000 shipyard slack
er had' deserted, now the' war Is
over, and there is shortage of
help In the yards." This Item refer
red to the yards at Seattle. Infor
mation here is that the "slackers"
are In the majority, 'preparing tor
a big iboora on the Siberian eastern
coast, 'where rumors of rich gold dis
coveries are rife.
It is claimed iby persons coming
here from Seattle that number of
firms are being established on the
Bound for the purpose of exploiting
the gold diggings and of going Into
the vast salmon fisheries on the Si
berian coast to open canneries and
packing plants. ,, ,
Puget Sound people who ; have
been here In the past week, recom
mending shipwrights to seek employ
' ment with the new rush, declare that
fabulous salaries are being offered
skilled mechanics who can construct
barges and hare knowledge of sal
mon fishing and construction' of
building. . y i'-'k;:.;-: -t (- i-'-v-
TIiono IU-tui-tiJni( From ' German
Vrimm Poorly Fed and 1 limited,
. Many Are Slightly IU
Washington, Doc. J. General
rshlng report that Amorlcah pris-
oners released from Germany com
plain of poor and scanty food, and
bad housing. Most of them are suf
fering from slight colds, but there
are no evidences of discrimination
against the Americans.
KIKTAINS DKMUKUEH AND,
, Tuscon. Aril.. Dec. 2 Judira
William Morrow, of San Fran-
cIsco, sustained tho demurrer
anl auashed tho Indictments in
the Blsbee deportation cases 4
In a decision today.
New York.Dec. 1, Sunday. The
British steamship Mauretanla. re
turning to the United. States with
the first large body of American
overseas troops, anchored In Grave
end Bay at 7:40 o'clock tonight. She
was met 1y navy and army tugs. She
will probably remain at her anchor
age until early tomorrow morning.
when she 1s expected to dock at Ho-
The navy tugs, it was renorted.
had been ordered to meet the Maure
tanla to bring ashore Admiral Henry
T. Mayo, commander of the Atlantic
fleet, who was returning from Eng
land as a passenger. The army tug,
it was said, had orders ' to bring
ashore an army officer of high rank.
Aboard the 'Mauretanla. as an
nouncod recently by General March
chief of staff, are several thousand
members of .the air service, who
were stationed In England.
The ship also carried a number of
UNUSUAL AITO AtTIDKNT
MAY PROVE TO IIR FATAL
T. L. Dean, of Mllllngton, was near
fatally Injured Wednesday when
tire exploded, the steel rim striking
him across the forehead, crushing
hi skull. Mr. Dean was rushed to
the hospital where an operation
probably saved hla life. Mr. Dean
had Just completed inflating the tire
and was attempting to fasten the
serew top to the valve when the ac
cldent happened. Being in a crouch
ed position the rim struck him
squarely across the forehead. Coos
Bay Herald. '
NEW HEAD OF MORMON
CIU'ROH IS SELECTED
Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 2.
Herber J. Grant was Saturday unanl
moii8ly sustained as president of the
Mormon church, to succeed the late
Joseph P. Smith, at a meeting of the
council of the 12 apostles.
1 70,000 GERMANSTO BE
Copenhagen, Dec. J.r-Tbe . Hun
garian government has decided to
Intern the whole pf i Field Marshal
Mankensen's army of 170,000' men,
in accordance with the demand of
the French government,' It la 'report
ed from Budanest, by way of Berlin.
Von Maokensen har declared he
would yield UMAaaeclilon,
SAYS IT S HIS DUTY TO BE
To Keep ia Close Touch With
Cable "No Private Thought or Purpose" Applause
Limited to The Democratic Side of House'
Washington, Dec. 2. The
galleries were packed long before
o'clock, when the president was
scheduled to address the Joint ses
sion of congress.
The president formally announced
to congress his Intention to go to the
peace conference, saying that the
allies accepted the principles enunci
ated by him sad that it Is his para
mount duty to be present.
The president said he would bs in
close touch with Washington by
cable and wireless and that congress
would know what be does on the
other side of the ocean. He express
ed hope that he would have the co
operation of the public and congress
as constant advice and counsel would
Much of the president' address
was devoted to the railroad problem.
tor which the president said he had
no solution to offer and recommend'
ed a careful studyof the matter by
congress, saying that it -would De a
disservice to the country and the
railroads to permit them to return
to the old conditions under private
management, without modifications.
President Wilson said be was
ready to release the railroads from
government control whenever a sat
isfactory plan of adjustment is
worked out, anl that he hoped to
see a formal declaration of peace by
treaty "by the time spring comes.
The president again appealed for
the woman suffrage amendment.
The president also endorsed the
FIST ON POSTAL CO.
New York, Dec. 2. Postmaster
General Burleson dismissed .from the
government service, Edward Reyn
olds, vice president and general
manager of the Postal Telegraph
company, and A. B. Richards, gen
eral superintendent of the com
pany's Paclflo Coast division, for al
leged Insubordination against the
government's plans to amalgamate
the Postal Telegraph company with
the Western Union.
HISTOBY AND CONTROL
OF POCKET GOPHER GIVEN
A fund of interesting Information
London, Dec. 2. A plot to restore
Imperialism and to secure the re
turn of Emperor William has been
discovered In Berlin, according to
an Amsterdam dispatch. Field Mar
shal von Mackensen, - General ' von
Bern and General von Arntm are
the chief men' behind the plot. -.
Large sums of money have ibeen
placed at the disposal of the leaders
by the, munition makers. The plot
collapsed because a secret service
agent overheard a telephone, conver
sation. ''; ' i . . v:
Many arrests have been made. The
government ha a long list of sus
PLOT TO RETURN KAISER
FOILED BY SECRET AGENT
Congress by Wireless and
new three-year naval building pro
gram because he said It would be
unwise to attempt to adjust the Am
erican program to the future world
policy,, which Is as yet vndetermln
ed. 'He paid tribute to the people's
conduct In the war, speaking par
ticularly of the women' work. ' He
said he had "no private thought or
purpose" In going to France, but re
garded It his highest duty to "play
my full part In making good what
the American soldier offered their
life' blood to obtain."
. President Wilson said that no
definite program of reconstruction
can be outlined now and honed that
congress would not object to con
ferring with the war trade board or
other agencies the right of fixing ex
port priorities to assure the ship
ment of food to the starving people
abroad. He endorsed the plan for
Ting H.OeO.000,000 tax next
year and notifying the "public- "that
the 1920 levy wtU he 14,000.000,
The president left the chamber
amid applause limited to the demo
cratic side of the house.
The president urged the senate to
act favorably Immediately on the un
ratified treaty of friendship and ad
justment with Colombia, and urged
that the development of public works
be resumed promptly to provide
work for the returned soldiers. He
also called attention to Secretary
Lane's plans tor the reclamation of
arid, swamp and cut-over lands.
on the life' history and control of
the pocket gopher in the Willamette
valley Is given In a new; experiment
station t bulletin just Issued by the
Oregon Agricultural college tor tree
distribution. How the little pest
builds his home, rears his family,
forages and feeds, and can be pois
oned and trapped by taking advant
age of his habits, was discovered by.
the author, Howard M. Wight, now
at the late battle front The bulle
tin reads like a story book In the
descriptive parts. Send for free
CROSS INTO GERMANY
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Paris, Dee. 2. The allies
have crossed the German fron-
tier. Yesterday the Americans
reached Ragden Saarholzbach.
pects. There Is no direct evidence
that William Hoheniollern was con
nected with the plot, but it is be
lieved that the outline of. the plot
was brought from Berlin by two of
his suite, who went ostensibly to
tako his wife to Holland!
, The plan, wa to organise a pro
visional , government under von
Maokensen, then urge the kaiser to
return. The whole Prussian 'court
was in sympathy with the movement.
Von Htndenburg refused to Join, say
ing that he wanted to retire, It la
reported.,-. ,;-,;I,. ';., (
Steal Document lie longing to Swit
zerland, Whose Interest Are
Protected by Norway
London, Dec. 2. The ' Bolshevlk
1st entered the Norwegian legation
at Petrograd and , removed docu
ment belonging to Switzerland,
whose Interests are under protection
of Norway, according to a Copenha
The Norway minister protested
vainly. The newspapers are de
manding that Norway break rela
tions with the Soviet government.
KINO NICK TURNED DOWN
London, Oec 2. King Nich
olas, of Montenegro, has been
deposed by the national assem
bly, according to a report re
LAIRD IS INDICTED FOR
Portland, Dec. J. Second degTee
murder and highway robbery were
officially charged against John Cyril
Liard, alleged murderer of Deputy
Sheriff Twombly, In two indictments
reported Saturday to Presiding
Judge Tucker by the Multnomah
county grand jury. Judge Tucker
refused the prisoner ball In any
amount on the murder charge and
set 10,000 as bail on the robbery
The Indictment accuses the young
ex-convlct of killing Deputy Sheriff
Twombly on the night of November
19. The robbery indictment charges
him with holding up C. G. Herman,
toll-taker on the Interstate bridge
and robbing him of $123. Immedi
ately after tho Indictment were re
ported to the court, Liard was re
moved from the police station to the
county jail. ,
TAKE PRESIDENT ABROAD
New York, Dec. 2. The American
transport George Washington, select
ed by President Wilson to convey to
Europe himself and other members
of the American delegation to the
peace conference, will be convoyed
by the battleship Pennsylvania and a
fleet of five fast destroyers.. The
George Washington Is lying at her
pier In Hoboken in readiness to sail
on her history making trip' at a mo
ment's notice. t .
To . Rear Admiral Gleaves,' com
mander of the cruiser and transport
'orce of the Atlantic fleet, fell the
honor of providing ifor the presiden
tial ship. '
TOMATOES TELL PLANT SECRET
Tomato plants hy searching In
vestigations have been made. to tell
some of the secrets of crop growth
and yield most valuable to the farm
er. 'The balance between nitrates
and - carbohydrates beat suited to
steady growth of the plant and its
production of fruit and seed of good
quality, has been disclosed. How
this new knowledge was obtained has
been explained in a new G. A. 0. ex
perlment station bulletin, . Wegeta
tlon and reproduction '.with special
reference to the tomato," by Dr. E
J. Krause and H.: R.. Kraybm. , ., A
careful study of It will make a bet
ter farmer of any progressive farm
er. " Send for free copy. ' ' ' '
PROPOSED THAT FOUR DEMO
CRATS AND FOUR REPUBLI
CANS GO TO FRANCE
CONGRESSMEN USE PEEVED
Rodenbarg Asks That Vice President
Administer Duties of Wilson
, WTille Latter Is Abroad
Washington, Dec ... 2. Senator -
Cummin today Introduced a resolu
tion proposing that the senate send
committee of four democrat and -
tour republican to Franc for the ..
conference, to keep the senate In
formed on. the Questions arising
Representative Rodenburg, of Il
linois, republican. Introduced a joint
resolution, proposing that congress
declare the president's trip const!- '
tote Inability to discharge the du- .
ties of his office, and that Tie Pre- ,
ldent Marshall act as prestdent while .
President Wilson is away.
MIKE MALONEY ARRESTED
FOR CRIMINAL LIBEL .
At 1 o'clock today Constable Good
man arrested M. C. Maloney, editor
of the Marshfleld Times, on Informs- .
tlon sworn to by County Commission
er Archie Philip, charging him with '
criminal libel, the result of an ar
ticle published In the Times on No
The action has created quite ' a-
sensation in Marshfleld and the out
come will be watched with interest.
Coos Bay Herald.
AGAIN OFFER SERVICES
Washington, Dec. 2. Conditions
arising from the war have drawn
great numbers of teachers from the
public schools, colleges and univer
sities. Unless their places can be '
supplied by others whose education
and experience tit them tor teaching,
but who for one reason or another
have recently withdrawn from school
work, the children and youth of the
entire country must suffer an Irre
This shortage of capable teachers.
especially acute in some districts and
in certain lines of education, is es
timated by' the bureau of education
at 50,000 for the various schools and
Institutions of higher education in
the United States. It is the patrio
tic duty of all who can temporarily
return to the ranks of teaching, to
offer their services and to notify the
school board service division of the
bureau of education, Washington, D.
C, of the offer.
Often wives of soldiers and others
in government service could return
to teaching in grades of school work
in which they have had recent ex
perience. Former teachers of chem
istry, manual training and the like
now engaged In other work not so
vital to public needs, might again -
' e up teaching tor a time. Minis- .
ters and others who were once teach
ers might serve a neighboring high
school on half time until war de
mands are relaxed. ' ' ' .'
School boards, city superinten
dents and other school authorities
should seek out such persons . and
prevail upon those of especial fitness
come back Into the profession at
least temporarily. ... -"v v
. (Signed) WOODROW WILSON