1 nlvenilty of Oro. Library) r DAILY EDITION VOL. IX., X. (1.1. GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER. 8, 1018. WHOLE !TVHBER 2884. '.AivA Aj fly .rV vAJ ht. nr r i -i at n he a, rvs '7 HOLM WILL YIELD IF THE -ALLIES INSIST WIJJj HAND OVKH THH KAJHKIt lit'T niKKKIW 1X D1PUIHON HIM. IPON SOME IHLAN1) TO SUARO HIM WITH A FLEET DoUu May Itt Asked for Ctorojiwisa ttoo fir Favoring Ovnnan Troop , and Receiving Unn SlUps London, Doc. 7. An Amsterdam dispatch says that If the allies In sist upon the dollvory of the former German emperor and the crown prlnoe to an International court of Justice, Holland will ylold. but will drat urge the allies to content them aires with an undertaking by Hol land to Intern them for life In one Of the Dutch colonloi, In either the Bast or Weal Indies, where a Dutch fleet will guard theiu. , It Is anticipated that Holland Vlll be asked tor compensation for permitting a violation of their neu trallty by allowing the Gorman troops to pass through Limburg In retreatinE from Belgium, and for receiving the Gorman shipa from Antwerp. The allies may take some territory as compensation. 4. Tl'ltKH KIM.KI) 10. (MM) ARMEMANH IN RETREAT 4 Amsterdam. Doc. 7. Turk- Uh forces massacred 10,000 Armenians while evacuating the towns of Baku, OKI and 4 Ardahan. In the Caucasus, ac- mriUnv to Itarlln reports. BURLESON FAVORS GOV OBHIP Hays It Has Been Denumstratod Tliat National Ownership Is Hound and IrMCtloal Washington, Deo. 7. Permanent ownership of the telegraph and tele phone systems was recommended by Postmastor General Burleson In his annual report, die said: "Exper iences as a result of the present war hss fully demonstrated that govern ment ownership Is a principle not only wholly sound but practical. While such control It now but tem porary, existing only until the rati fication of tho peace treaty, yet the best results can be accomplished on ly when these systems are owned by the government and made a part of the postal establishment and op orated solely with the view of serv ing the public, and not for making a profit" WTIJi 8VOCEED SOW London, Dec. 7. The Cologne Oa sette says Kurt Sianer, the Bavar ian premier, will probably succeed Dr. Bolt as German foreign minister. FIVE DIVISIONS ADDED mm MWMU IUDLUI Would End Militarism No Need for Big Army and Navy, Is ! New Statement I Composed of Hi and 7th Regulars, 28th and 33rd Na SltionaJ rGaard, and 79th National Arciy 130,000 to ! Return Early From France 2nd Line Army Formed Washington, Dee. 7. General March has announced that five addi tional divisions have definitely been assigned to the American army of occupation. These are the Second and Seventh, regulars, 28th and SSrd, national guard, and 79th, of the national army. Major General Dickman Is commanding the entire army. The personnel assigned for the early return home Include 130,000. Over 200,000 at home have been re leased during the past week. Eighteen thousand men returning from France have actually embark ed thus far. As the stay of the army abroad is indefinite. General V. 8. CASUALTY LIST The following casualties are re ported by the commanding general of ,' the American ... expeditionary forces for publication Saturday: Killed in action 411 Diod of wounds - 169 Died of accident 25 Died of disease - . 847 Wounded severoly 522 Wounded, degree undetermined 127 Wounded Slightly 807 MlBBlng in action - 274 KG't.rt HO.Ut HKill Portlnnd, Ore.. Doc. 7. Today eggs reached 72 cents wholesale and 80 cents retail, the highest prloo over known here. F Washington, Doc. 7. Germany twice tried to bribe Sweden to Join the central powers, diplomatic Infor matlon disclosed here today. l Finland was offered to Sweden by Germany In 1914 and a year later North Bchleswtg was held ont as a alt. Germany backed up ,these offers with a threat to land troops in Swe den if the alliance was not made. After Swedon rejected this pro posal the German government dis avowed Minister Reehenau's proceed Ings and recalled him at Sweden's request, Information here states. Efforts to bring about Sweden's ntry Into the war were redoubled Id the summer of 1915. Total 2.182 Oregon Klllod In action Lieutenant Or ville A. Stevens, Portland; Wlllar.d Andorson, Portland; . Herman M. Gardner, North Bend; Roy W. Kruae Yoncolla. Died of wounds Joseph Thomaa Holmes. Modford: Clarence W. Howard, farogan. Died of Jlsoaue Terry u. Jones, Wamlc. Severely wounded Roy Kouns, Caniaa ValloV; Sidney A. Walker, Gold Beach. Wounded, degree undetermined Chas. M. Ptckard. Portland. Slightly , wounded Darrel O Johnson, Corvallls. Missing In action Eugene A. Car is, Murphy. E , 8alem, Ore., Dec. 7. On author! tcaUon of tho state Irrigation securi ties commission given today, Secre tary of State Olcott certified a bond Issue of the , Warm Springs Irriga tion district of Malheur county, The Issue Is for $750,000. Nearly $2,000,000 In bonds have now actually been certified and sold .under the certification act passed by 'the legislature of 1917. The Issues acted on up to this time. are the Och oco 'project,. 1900,000; Warm 'Springe district, 1760,000; Payette; Oregon elope, (260,000, and Gold Hill project, $60,000. Other iBsues are pending. ARMERS' ORGANIZATION MEETS NEXT TUESDAY The annual meeting of the Jose phine County Agricultural council, composed of farmers and their wives will take place next Tuesday at 10 a. ra. In the courthouse. The purpose of the meeting will be to' consider the accomplishments of the home demonstration agent and the county agricultural agent for the past year,' and to outline the work for 1919 and to plan as to how the work is to be done. Paul V. Marls, county agent lead er, W. L. Kadderly, assltant county agent leader, and Miss Anna Turley, state leader of home demonstration work, will be present at the meeting. A. Wylberg, is president of the coun ty council, whicn now has a member ship of about 40. There will be an election of offi cers and a luncheon; will be served at noon in the courthouse basement for the members. WIIWX'S HEALTH IMPROVED Aboard the Transport ; George Washington, Dec. 7. President Wll son Is Improved In health. He en Joyed strolling today, and swapping stories with those on board. OFF T0.WASHH TO WORK FOR OR N Oregon Agricultural College, Cor vallls, Dec. 7. H. D Scudder, pro fessor of farm management, and Whitney Boise, chairman of the Oregon land settlement commission, have left for Washington, D. , C, where they will endeavor to. forward national legislation relative to land reclamation with particular relation to Oregon needs and Oregon settle ment plans. "We hope to have Incorporated In national legislation," said Professor Scudder, "a provision which will In sure the success of settlers iby get ting them started successfully on the organization management plan that will succeed In a given locality. The state and government must cooper ate We want ''legislation broad enough o that each state can carry out its own plans. , This plan' Is to nut settlers on the best lands first We've been doing Just the reverse of that ' tn Oregon, and settlement has made practically no progress tn the last ten years as a result." i March said It will be necessary to ask congress for new enlistment leg islation. No provision has been made for such forces 'as needed af ter the four months from signing of peace, when the war army must be discharged. General March said It would be easy to bring home all the national guard and national army divisions within four months after peace Is de clared. The five divisions added to the army of occupation today will oc cupy Luxemburg and form tho sec ond line army, ready to reinforce the other army on the Rhine, If necessary. $50,000,000 TO CHINA London, Dec. 7. The man who. more than any other person. Is re sponsible tor Germany's present pol icy Is Ernest Daumlg, according to the Berlin correspondent ' of the Daily Express. Until 1916 Daumlg was a member of the staff of the So cialist YorwaerU of Berlin. Later be was secretary of the Independent Socialists. He now Is president of the national council and dictates to the six commissaries who form the government, Daumlg told the cor respondent of the Express that the peace delegates would be selected by th present cabinet. He declared the government's in tention to get rid of all persons be longing to the old regime. The strength of the new German army, Daumlg told the correspon dent, would be decided at the peace conference. He did not think Ger many would need much of any army or navy. The Germans, he said, were totally opposed to militarism and wished to lire In peaceful under standing with other nations. Toklo, Dec. 7. Official announce ment has been made that the Jap anese government has arranged a series of three loans with the Chi' nese government. The first of these is to be applied to the construction of four railways In Manchuria and Mongolia, about 1,000 miles of rail way in! ill. The cost Is estimated at about $75,000,000, the initial loan to be $10,000,000. The second loan Is for building railways in the Shantung province, to cost $35,000,000 on which a loan of $10,000,000 Is advanced. The third loan Is intended to es tablish a national Iron works in Chi na and to obtain the capital neces sary for starting the work with skilled engineers, experts and super vision from Japan. The total amount of this loan Is expected to be $50 000,000. London, Dec. 7. The Berlin gov ernment bag revoked Its decision to disarm troops returning to Berlin, an Amsterdam dispatch says. . PLANS BEING MADE TO AVOID WAGE SLUMP Washington, Dec. .7 Steps to pre vent a wage slump on the return of nearly four million soldiers to civil life, were taken today by the de partment of labor. Investigators be gan gathering cost of living data to be used 'by wage adjustment boards in fixing adequate wages for Indus trial centers. GERMANS SEE . THEIR FINISH IN NKT U. 8. CONGRESS Berlin, .Wednesday, Dec. 4 Eight hundred and . forty-six . members of faoulltles of ,t German ..universities have signed a statement,, demanding the earliest x possible convocation iflf a .national assembly. .. Among the reasons given .by. the signers is that the new American congress, which comes Into office on March 4, "like ly will be dominated by ; republican Imperialists who will oppose Pre! dent Wilson's .14 points." .The call concludes: "If we . desire , an even .halt-way tolerable peace which would solve the .vital , Interests of tGermany we must, at. leaBt.'conclude a temporary peace before that time." Portland, Dec. 7. -Robert L. Stev ens, ..who was .appointed warden of the penitentiary by Governor Wlthy combe to succeed Charles A. Murphy will assume his position tomorrow He arrived in Portland from New York last night, and .left tor Salem today to report to the governor. 5, 000 MEN WANTED FOR San Francisco, -Dec, . 7- That 6,000 men must bo sent overseas lmmedl ately In Y. M. C. A. senrico for work among American troops in France, that the western states must furnish 1,000 of these men and that men between the ages of SI and 45 will be accepted tor this servioe, is the word which has come from the na tional' war work council of the Y, M. C. A. ' Plans, have been made tor an en (arged program of the Y. M. C. A. activities overseas. Men who have had experience along educational lines, who are qualified to teach the soldiers, men of proven Christian character ..anxious to serve as secre taries in ' huts and to remain with the men until they return down the gangplank in a home port, are being sought. . ... .. .- Expenses are paid and allowances made tor families but the position does not carry a salary. Applica tions may be made to any local Y. M. C A. . recruiting committee ,'or through the "bureau of personnel, Na tional War Work council, Y. M. C. A., First National . Bank 'building, San Francisco, Cal. ram v-m ADVANCING HORDES OF BOL. SHEVIKI MTROERINa iNHAB- '': ' ve'ivta 'near, iiikvo ' . ENGLISH WUPS AT REVAL People is Petrograd Are Said to Bo Starving by Thousands Famine Defies Imagination - . , SI K 1114 m mm THE ALLIES TO London, Dec. 7. Throughout the last four years, Turks acting under the orders of the committee of Union and Progress have done their 1est to ruin Turkey, and have succeeded "extremely well," says the Constan tinople correspondent of the Morn ing Post. Three million persons, he says, have been massacred and an other million is on the verge of starvation. ' "The greater portion of the Otto man empire," the correspondent con tinues, . "has been parceled out among different races, and what remains is a total ruin. "In the first days after the ar mistice, Germans and Austrians still crowded the capital. Most of these now have been deported. It is worth noting -that. Count von .Bemstprff (the former German , ambassador at Washington) left :-bls .poet at .Con stantinople the day after the armis tice wa. signed. .However, , bis sa tellites remain. "On the' declaration of war Turk Ish Ideas of desecration' ran riot. Christian cemeteries within and without' the city were uprooted. The tombs of British .soldiers at GaUt- poli recently had 'been desecrated In an abominable manner. "It seems, In tact, that the Turks during the past tour years have done everything to outrage the feelings of the allies, "and in that they have been ably seconded by the Germans. London, Dec 1. Consuls of Li vonia, Esthonla and Courland hare sent an appeal to the allied and neu tral governments, urging interven tion In the Baltic provinces against the invasion of the Russian Bolshe vik forces who have invaded part of the provinces, killing and burning as they advance. The ports are full of refugees, awaiting warships to protect 'them.' British warships have entered Reval. Stockholm, Dec 7. Fugitives from Russia say living conditions in Petrograd are terrible. " The famine there defies imagination. Flour is selling' for 50 rubles, and butter and sugar for 150 rubles per kilogram (2.2 pounds). Herring are the only ' food obtainable, and sell for five ra bies each. , All middle .class elements are ex cluded from public eating houses and are dying of starvation by thou sands. Hundreds are buried each day 'between t and 9 In the morning, no funerals being permitted 1 later during the day. " " Of a normal population of two millions, only a half million persons are left in Petrograd. The city looks deserted. The, Polish legation has been loot ed,, while the Swiss legation 'has been entered forcibly.' The person nel of the legation' has left Petro grad. TO PROTERECORD. Frank E. SIckels, personal secre tary of the state, and James Elvin, returned overseas secretary, were in the city Friday night and held , a meeting at the Chamber of Com merce rooms with the personnel ot the Y. M. C. A. and about 15 other people. ; T. P. Cramer Is chairman ot the local committee, and Dr. E. C. Macy secretary. Six. or eight men will be needed from this vicinity.. "' SENTENCED FOR LIFE FOR HIS THIRD THEFT Huntington, W. Va., Dec. 7. r When ha was sentenced to life im prlsonment for the theft of one au tomobile tire and one inner tube, Robert Bayles fainted in Judge T. N. Taylor's court. This sentence was the only . recourse ot the trial Judge, as it was the third conviction for the prisoner, , and .the laws ot West Virginia provided a life sen tence for the third offense, n Bayles1 previous sentences were for three and ten years respectively. He was paroled both times and was on par role when Jast arrested. He .is about 40 years ot age.' 1 ' , : ' Oregon Agricultural College, Cor- valljls, Dec 7.- A , campaign to ro- mofe farm Record keeping baa oeen planned Jointly by the Oregon State Bankers' association, the Ore gon (Agricultural college' and the V. . ....... W4 ..'n I... v 8. department of ( agriculture. ., The project will encourage and assist farmers to keep financial and cost of production records," explains R.-V. Gunn, farm demonstrator for the extension, service. -Tals practice Ijas.not jbeen , generally .developed among 4 farmers, although its value la not questioned by them." Groups of farmers in nine coun ties have, already agreed to cooper ate with the bankers and the college in, obtaining .and .recording produc tion cost. , pimple,, uniform farm re cords have been prepared and wlll be supplied to the farmers thrqugn the county agents' and farm bureau. PRESIDENT MAY; CALL TO , Washington, , Dec. . 7.- Bernard Baruch, , chairman, of the war( indus tries board, and, JJenry , P., Davidson, chairman of the American Red .Cross war council, Jiave . been . asked by President Wilson to be ready to re spond to the call' for their services with the peace' delegates in Europe. "