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VOU IX., No. 77.
QUA UTS PASS, JOSEPHINE OOUSTF, OIIEGOX, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1918.
WHOLE NUMBER 2848.
UAlUIOll AND RAILROAD TO
MEET IN DEL NOHTK, 8AY8
IUKKCKNT CITY l'APKIt
SALE OF BONDS HAS BEEN Ml
Anglo-Pari mul Iiomlon Ibuik of
Bam IViuicJik-o Intwuted 70-Mllo
Railroad to Il Ilullt
' Harbor and railroad possibilities
passed from tho visionary to within
tit realm ot reality In Dal Norte
county this week, says the Del Norte
Triplicate published at Crescent City,
and commencing with tho signing of
contract early In the week for the
sale of tho bond Issue of $200,000
to the Anglo-Paris and London Dank
of 8a n Francisco, and closing the
week with action by a group ot cap
able men who contemplate construc
tor the 79 mile connecting link of
Tmllroad between Crescent City and
Ormnta Pass, Oregon, the construc
tion of which Is the contingent point
npon which pivots tho entire federal
Appropriation for tho Crescent City
. Hepresentng the Anglo-Paris and
London Dank at a meeting with the
oonnty board of supervisors, J. W.
Ilarrlson, bond expert of tho bank
poke of tho conditions surrounding
tba bond Issue In Ha relation to get
ting a railroad guaranteed to this
point to coniplctttly comply with the
government's requirement In meet
log Its quota of the harbor expense.
IIo also stated, to Impress thoso who
were not familiar with tho methods
of financial affairs of this sort, that
while the money In payment for the
bonds could bo mndo Immediately
payable to the county. It would not
bo advisable to conclude that part
ot the dottl until the link ot railroad
was guaranteed, or the money could
bo paid Into the county Iruusury
and again be Invested In government
bonds pending tho completion of the
HEAVY KNOWS IX EAST
Chicago. Dec. 24. A heavy snow
fell bore today, with a strong wind.
Street cars have stopped running.
Kansas City. Mo., Dec. 24. The
(round here is covered with 11
inches ot Miow, and a car strike is
ABOUT HIGH PRICES
New York, Dec. 24. Thero, aro
widespread complnlnts by home-coming
soldlors of tho exborbltnnt
prices charged for service In Y. M.
C. A. ennteon ovorHons. Tho matter
will be reforred to tho war depart
ment tor investigation.
BAILOKS AND (Jl'AHD IN CLASH
Berlin, Dec. 24. A squad of sail
ors blockaded tho Gormrn for-l'.sn
office end sent of government fur
an hour and a halt yesterday and ex
, changed shots with members of tho
republican soldier guard. There
were a number of casualties.
POLISH PIANIST TAKES
v Copenhagen, Dec, 24. Ignace Jan
Padorewskl, the famous Polish plan-
and prominent In rehabilitation,
rived here aboard a British cruiser,
la believed that his mission Is to
ind a new Polish government un
Jer tho entente auspices.
PLANS BEING MADE
Government Making a Labor' and
"Help Wanted" Survey of Uu
Major John D. illbbard, ot the
United States army,'' was In tbo city
Monday afternoon. The major, at a
quickly-called meeting, stated that It
was the aim of the government to
secure a labor survey of tho country
and to do everything possible to find
ready employment for returning sol
diers. To systematise the work,
Mayor Geo. L. Raker, ot Portland,
has boon authorized by the chairman
ot the committee appointed by Gov
ernor Wltbycombe, to secure defi
nite Information In regard to- the
'help wanted" situation, and the
Portland mayor Is being assisted by
Majors Illbbard and White.
Major Illbbard asked that a local
committee be formed and a detailed
report be sent In to Mayor Baker,
showing approximately how many
men can bo used In this county, and
that if none are wanted, to so state
In tho report. All Information gath
ered will be placed on file at the In
formation bureau at Camp Lewis,
where the returning soldiers can
get a line on the communities that
need help. , Tbo major stated that
thero will not be an employment
bureau at Camp Lewis, but the gov
ernment will have an Information
bureau there, where tho boys who
return ran secure accurate Informa
tion. "Only absolute facts are
wanted," says Major Illbbard, "and
If Josephine county wants any help
In the mines, on the farms, or In any
other linos ot business, the bureau
wants to know about It; also, accu
rate Information Is wanted In regard
to any publls Instda Abat may be
opon to entry lands on which a re
luming soldier can actually make a
The major left last night for Hose
burg. He Is visiting all the county
Mayor Domarny was at the meet
ing yesterday, and Immediately af
ter Christmas a committee will be
formed and tho desired Information
as accurately as can be gathered
will bo sent In to headquarters.
- WEI LAUNCH ATTACK
Pullman. Wash., Doc. 24. Not In
gray uniforms, but In brlcklsh red
and black, and perhaps other colors,
will an army ot 30,000,000 advance
to tho attack In Walla "Walla, Klick
itat, Whitman ond Columbia counties
of Washington next spring.
Tho Invading army will be com
posed of ladybugs gathered this win-
tor by county agricultural agents or
their assistants and carefully cared
for during th'n winter In bnrrticks of
excelsior nnd preen debris from the
woods. After the period of hiberna
tion, the ladybugs will bo Invited to
attack tho aphid pest In the gardens
and fields of these counties.' It will I
be a "major action," for the test was
tried out on a small scale with suc
cess this yoarj
Each Indybiig, nays exports at the
Washington state college, can de
vour 150 aphlds, and produces some
200 ot lis own young In a season.
Treatise of theso known facts, the
agricultural agents hope to reduce
the esttmnted $2,000,000 loss of this
past year In various crops, duo to the
V. S. SENATE PASSES
WAR REVENUE BILL MONDAY'
Washington, Doc. -24. Without a
record vote, the senate last Monday
night-passed 'the war revenue bill,
reduced to raise about $6,000,000,
000 In 1919, and $4,000,000,000 In
1920, as compared with the levy ot
$8,200,000,000 tor next year pro
posed In the bill passed by the house
three months ago,
. When the final vote was taken at
10:40 o'clock, the senate' had been In
continuous session tor nearly 1$
Dream, little child 1 The shadows falL
Over the land the mystic veil
That hides the morrow from our eyes '
Is swaying In the starlitfht pale. '
Dream, little child I Tis Christmas eve.
Dream while the magic hours slide by.
Each wind that blows the snowflakes wild
Is laden with sweet mystery. . '
Dream, little child I The glowing coals
Are painting pictures on the walL
Out from the quivering shadows there
You almost hear the thrilling call
Of "Merry Christmas, little maid 1
I hope I've brought your heart's desire.7
And Santa's shadow Just above ' "' ' "M
Grows lifelike by the leaping fire.
Dream, little child 1 The Christmas air
Is glowing with your visions bright.
And all the Joys tomorrow holds
Are shining on the page of night
Dream, little child 1 And may the years
To you their richest treasures leave.
And may all happy dreams prove real
That come to you this Christmas eve !
NEW RULING WILL WIPE
Washington, Dec. 24. The opin
ion ot the judge advocate generals,
approved by Secretary of War Daker,
and mndo public today, holds that of
ficers and enlisted men' of; tho na
tional guard will revert to civilian
status when discharged from' the
The effect ot this ruling is to wipe
the national guard out of existence,
as It was organized prior to the war.
General March asked tor an opinion
as to the status of the guardsmen
Berlin, Dec,' 24. Turkej- wljl de
clare Itself nationally bankrupt, ac
cording to a report received hero
ALLIES TO MAKE NO
? Paris, Dec. 24. The entente gov
ernments are understood to refuse to
undertake a vast military expedition
Into Russia. They consider it Rus
sia's part to get together her order
ly elements, which will then find
support from the allied nations.
BACK THE ESTONIANS
Stockholm, Dec. 24. The Bolshe
vikl forces are making- considerable
progress with their penetration ot
Esthonian territory. They have
taken Dorpat and forced the Esthon
ians back on the Wesenberg front
northwest ot "Lake Pelpus. The Ger
mans are continuing to fall back on
Cordova, Alaska, Nov. 30. (B
mail). Salmon returned this year
(for the first time, In full numbers
to some of the Alaska waters which
were gutted with lava and ashes by
the eruption in 1912 ot Mount Kat
mal, said to be one ot the world's
After the big eruption and Its at
tendant dlstrubances, salmon disap
peared from the nearby streams tor
several seasons. Gradually they re
turned. By next year, It Is thought
here, nearly all the streams affected
will be alive with fish again.
OVER SIX -DUB
ARE SLAIN III 11
Raasi Suffers Staggering Losses,
' Her Casualties Amounting to '
Over 8,000,000 Men
Copenhagen, Dee. 24. Russia's
war casualties total 9,150,000 men,
according to a telegram received
hero today from Petrograd. Of this
number 1,700,000 -were Mled. ' 11
Tho disabled men number 1,400,
000 while 8,500.000 other soldiers
were wounded. The Russians taken
prisoner total 2,500,000. ' ' !
Estimates ot the Russian casual
ties in the war made last week by
the Russian Information bureau di
rector, A, J. Sack, In New York, fig
ured tho total at "not loss than
8,000,000 men, of whom 1,000,000
were killed and about 1,000,000 dis
abled for life."
Figures compiled by tbo Cologne
Gazette and published November 25
placed the total German easnaltles
at more than 6,000,000. Of this num
ber it was estimated that about
2,000,000 wero killed.
Tho French soldiers killed In the
war, according to a statement In the
French chamber of deputies on De
cember 20, by iiucien Votlln, a so
cialist deputy, number 1,400,000.
Italy lost 500,000 men in killed or
dead ot wounds. A statement to
this effect was made In Paris, De
cember 21, by Salvatore Barzilal, a
former member of the Italian' cab
inet, who accompanied King Victor
Emmanuel on his visit to tho French
The British army official losses In
killed total 658,704, '
I J '.
St. Louis, Dec 24. E. de Cartler
de Marchlenne, Belgian minister to
the United States, speaking here be
fore the commercial club, declared
that with Belgium despoiled by the
Germans and their factories ruined,
Belgium faced the future and recon
struction with the same spirit that
it faced the German hordes and that
Belgium did not intend to become a
public charge upon the charity ot the
world. He declared Belgium looked
to America, not for acta of charity,
but a brotherly help in industry and
"Germany has deliberately put our
factories out of commission," said
the minister, "and by declining to
fight further has maintained her
own plants Intact. She has been
forced to give up her dream of a
German military empire of the world
but still hopes to dominate the trade
of the universe and endeavors to ob
tain that domination by maiming
her commercial rivals In Belgium
and northern France. .
"Belgium stands ' broken and mu
tilated, bnt full of courage. We know
the sympathy ot America and we
look to you with confidence to work
hand In hand with us In the future,
as we have fought shoulder to shoul
der In the past.
"We do not wish to be a public
charge upon the charity of the world.
We want to work and to stand upon
our own feet and we look to you
Americans to give us a helping hand,
not In acts ot charity, but brotherly
help in industry and trade."
HIGH GERMANS WILL
RETAIN THEIR OFFICES
Basel, Dec. 24. The Berlin'Lokal
Anzelger says that an agreement
has been reached between, tho Ber
lin government and this German gen
eral staff "by which Field Marshal
von Hlndenburg and General Gree
ner, chief quartermaster general,
will retain their offices.
PORTLAND CIGAR MERCHANT
19 ROBBED OF $500
Portland, Dec. 24. S. Rich, a well
known cigar merchant of this city.
was held up and robbed ot $500
while on his way home early today.
MANAGE FOOD ;
FRENCH GOVERNMENT ASKS
PERMISSION TO REHABILITATE ;
ITS MERCHANT MARINE. '-'
President Insists on Ealing Out of
too Kettles With, the Common Sol- ;
' dlei si Leaves Paris Tonight
Paris, Dec. 24. Food Admlnlstra-'
tor Hoover and Chairman Hurley ot
the shipping board had a conference
with President Wilson last niaht.
Suggestions that relief work bo
placed in the hands of an interna
tional committee came from the en
tente countries, bnt It now seems as
sured that the original plans will bo
adhered to and the work of supply
ing food be retained under one head,
probably Hoover, In the Interest ot
Chairman Hurley discussed ship
The French government has ap
plied for permission to rehabilitate
its merchant marine - through ' tho
use of "American shipbuilding plants.
trance has reminded President Wil
son that France was compelled In
common Interest with the entente to
suspend ship construction, to supply
munitions for the allied armies.
Chairman Hurley ,1s disposed to with
hold American facilities -until -.tho
peace treaty is signed., '
Paris, Dec. 24. President Wilson
will leave Paris tonight and not re
turn until New Tears day. ! He in
sisted on taking "his CHristmas din
ner with the troops and eating from
the mesa kit with the soldiers abont
him. . He will have a formal dinner
with General Pershing and other of
ficers later. The president has pro
pared an address to the troops.
Late tomorrow President Wilson
will start for London." "Today, with
Mrs'. Wilson, he went Christmas
shopping and was recognized In
some of the places he entered.
. . ..,'.
Amsterdam, Dec. 24. A remark
able proclamation has been ' issued
by Field Marshal van Hlndenburg
from German main Headquarters at
Wilhelmshohe, dated "ChristmaV
1918." - Yk
The Cassel Alleemelne Zeltune
publishes the proclamation, whldh
refers to "the mighty achievements
In war of the Gernran nation in
arms, trained to warfare, which did
not collapse before a' world ot ene
The proclamation declares: .''
"It drew this capacity from the
noiy nre ot patriotism,- win to vic
tory and a spirit of loyalty. Tho1
German army." it continued, "has
vanished, dissolved, disbanded, al
though until the last) It was feared
and respected by Its fenemles. "
"To the officers, high and low, aa
trainers and leaders f the national
army, Is undeniably 'due a great
share of the glory, ind It is petty
revenge to deprive .ttiem ot their in
signia and arms and declare them
Incapable of 'exercising command.
f "Tho "utter destructlbn ot the na-.
tlonal strength of the German peo-'
pie Is the intention of those des-I
tractive, disruptive spirits who are
working to Impede 'the reorganiza
tion of the empire bn a sound politi
cal and economic, baais." ' -f
Washington, Deo. 24. Congress
began its Christmas recess today. '
HI TO SUSPEND SHIPBUiLOlHS