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GRANTS PAH8, JOBEI'HISE COUNTY, OREGON, BATTKOAV, JANUARY 4, 110.
' WHOLE NUMBER 2984.
(iJCNKRAL MARCH RECKIVKM OF
FICIAL REPORT t'AWALTY
LINT OF ONLY Hrt MEN
AMERICANS ARE WELL EQUIPPED
ttttarljuiB Deplore Withdrawal of
3M.000 J mi Troop" InU-ivomlim
Hpokuu of m Failure
Washington, Jan. 4. Au official
report received from tbo American
military Attache with Ambassador
Francis la 'Russia, announced by
Ova. March, shows a total of death
from alt cause In the Archangel re
gion up to November '.'0, to' be 85.
Killed In action, 9.
Died from wound, 7.
Died from accident, I.
Died of disease, 64.
The troop are adequately clothed
nd fed and are well equipped for
the winter campaign.
London, Jan. 4. A Toklo die
patch aay that 24,000 Japanese
troop will bo withdrawn from Si
beria. The dispatch say public op
inion deplore the withdrawal, and
states that allied observers, Includ
ing the Americans, speak bitterly of
tho Intervention at bolng relatively
'a failure, owing to the disunity
amoug the allies, and mutual Jeal
ousy. : '
v germaHTfighi l
THE POLISH FORCES
Basel, Jan. 4. Several German
sunny corps have been concentrated
n the border between 1'onon and
russla, according to the Nachrlch
tcn, of Frankfort. Cermany It Is de
clared, has decided to defend her
rights to the province of Posen.
London, Jnn. 4. Reports from
Gorman and Scandinavian source of
British naval and military activities
In the Baltic provinces have created
demand by the British press for a
clear statement of the govornment'e
policy regarding RuHRla.
According to the OautBcho Tages
Eltiing, of nerlln, the British have
presented an ultimatum to the Gor
man supreme command that the Gor
man troops must not only prevent a
furthor advance by the Bolshovlkl
tint must retake Valk nd Vlnndln.
It this order Is not carried out, the
German newspaper says, the entente
will march Into Germany.
Thero Is no confirmation of these
reports from any official source
8PRUCE TROOPS BEING
Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 4. At tho
rate that the soldiers In the spruce
production division here are being
mustered out, practically all of them
will be gone within six weeks or two
months. The demobllzntlon office
force Is running smoothly now and
very offort Is bolng made to return
the mon to their homes at the earl
iest possible moment. , . ,
RED FORCES MURDER
:, Warsaw, Jan. 4. The Bolshevlkl
forces are on tho outskirts of VJlna
nd have occupied the towns on the
railway between Minsk and Brest-
Lltovsk. They are burning, robbing
nd murdering the peasants as they
advance. ' .
Hays Outlook Bright for Hale of Ore.
Kn Irrigation District HoihU.
Htate Laws Excellent
I'ercy A. Cupper, state englnoer,
was In the city yesterday conferring
with tbo director of the Grants Pas
Irrigation District, and some of the
business , men here, regarding the
plana for the Irrigation of the lands
In that district.
Mr. Cupper stated that due to the
excellent lawa undor which the Ore
gon Irrigation districts are now or
ganised, approximately 12,000,000
worth of Irrigation district bonds
have boen sold In the state during
tho past IS months, while for the
seven years previous none -were sold.
Ho furthor said that the market for
Oregon Irrigation district bonds was
greatly Improved and that there was
an excellent prospect for the sale of
the Grants Pass district bonds, pro
vided a reclamation scheme suitable
to the bond underwriters may be ob
tained. The board of directors presented
for his approval' a new plan of re
clamation, worked out by Engineer
Diihuls, which plan was discussed at
lungth. Mr. Cupper made several
valuable suggestions to make the
plana of the district more attrac
tive, to the end of hastening the fin
ancing of tho district. He suggested
In general tho featurea of the new
plan which reduces the cost of re
clamation on that first adopted. Gov
ernment cooperation waa discussed
and It seemed to. be the concensus
of opinion thst no possible source
of financial aid would be overlooked.
... Mr. Cupper's visit following close
after that of Prof. Powers on De
cember 31, has dono much to Im
prove the outlook for the sale of the
bonds and the consequent Irrigation
of a large body of land adjoining this
KrX'HKTKV LANK TRYING 1
FOR DEMOCRATIC PWM
Washington, Jan. 4. It Is report
ed here that Secretary Lane has
been offered the director-generalship
of railroads, and that to make the
proposal attractive a salary of $50.
000 a year Is offered.
RED CROSS WILL HELP
Tho Josephine county chapter of
the American tied Cross desires to
have a word with the returned sol
dlor. In the abaence of the enllstod
man, the .Red Cross waa pledged In
tlmos of emergencies and anxiety,
to meet such conditions with friend
ly Interest and ample resources. Now
that many soldiers are rotumlng our
greatest opportunity of servlco may
coiuo while the soldier Is getting
back to every day life. The first
thing a discharged soldier should do
upon returning home, Is to consult
his Homo Sorvlce Section of tho Red
Cross In this city, where his prob
loniB can be stated and Information
can be given promptly and accu
rately. He wants to know and we
are proparod to say how he can keep
up his government Insurance; how
to file a claim for compensation if
injured; what plans the government
la perfecting to return discharged
soldiers to industry; how to, apply
for arrears in pay;, how long the gov
ernment allowance to families should
continue; how to secure unpaid al
lowances; why government Insur
ance should bo kept up; legal ad
vice; what to do.l case a Judg
ment has been rendered against a
soldier during his absence; what to
do if mortgage payments on proper
ty are overdue; what to do It taxes
are unpaid; what to do it payments
on private Insurance policies are
overdue; training for disabled sol
diers, and many other questions up
on which the returned soldier may
need Information. Mrs. Jennie
Moss la secretary- of th' Home Ser
vice Section, and will gladly fur
nish Information concerning' these
FAMOUS 91 ST
OONTAINH HOLDIER8 FROM THE
NORTH WIXT STATES WHO
WERE IX HEAVY FIGHTS
ARE WAITING FOR TRANSPORTS
The Three Dlvlidims, With 2nd Corp
Headquarters, Comprise About
Washington, Jan.-4. Three com
bat divisions, the 30th, 37th and
01st, have been designated by Gen
eral Pershing for early return home
from France, General March has an
nounced. The 30th division Includes nation
al guard troopa from Tennessee,
North Carolina and South Carolina.
The 37th Includes Ohio and West
Virginia guardsmen, and the 91st
troops from Oregon, Washington,
California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana,
Wyoming and Alaska.
These troops will all be returned
as soon as shipping Is available.
The three divisions ordered home,
with the second corps headquarters
which has also been ordered home,
comprise about-83, 090 -men.
OVER 300,000 PEOPLE
London, Dec. S. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) Dodging
German submarines in the Mediter
ranean, trying . to save sinking
warships in the North Atlantic, and
fighting off vicious U-boat attacks
while carrying American troops are
some of tho achievements credited to
the White Star line Olympic during
her adventurous career of the war
time. These were only Incidents of
her experience, because, on account
of her great passenger capacity, she
was steadily and faithfully keeping
to the task of transporting men and
material for the armies In Europe.
First It was Chinese coolies for road
building, then farmer boys from
Canada to replace the losses of Vlmy
Ridge, and finally many thousands
of Americans to face the German on
the western front.
"Her work during the Galllpoll
campaign," writes a member of the
crew to the Daily News, "whon she
carried about 8,000 troops at that
time the greatest number ever car
ried by any ship following ' upon
her gallant attempt oft the north of
Ireland to tow the water-logged
dreadnaught Audacious, was suffici
ent to put her In the first rank of
transports, but her subsequent work
in bringing Canadian troops and Chi
nese labor battalions, and then her
wonderful career since Christmas,
1917, when she arrived in New York
for her first load of American troops
must put her In a class by hereelf as
a 'trooper.' "
She has carried well over 300,000
people while on war Bervlce.
ONLY AS LIVE STOCK
. iLondon, Jan. 4. The Petrograd
town council, according to a Copen-
hagen dispatch, has decided that all
unmarried women between the ages
of 18 and 45 shall be provided with
husbands selected by the council.
...The children of these unions are
not to be allowed to remain with
their parents, but will be educated
and under the' control of the? Soviet
WILSON CLINKS '
KING AND QUEEN
BECOMES CITIZK.V OF ROME"
AND MA KM WINNING SPEECH
RECEIVED BY POPE BENEDICT
In MeeiMge President Ask Congress
for $100,000,000 for Immediate
Relief of Starving In Kurope
. Rome, Jan. 4. President Wilson
today became a citizen of Rome. The
king and queen participated In the
ceremony, after which the president
made a speech. ; Later he was the
guest of honor at an official dinner
at the Qulrraal.
Rome, Jan. 4. President Wilson
waa received at the Vatican by Pope
Benedict, who was robed in white.
Two gilded chairs bad been placed
In the throne room.
Washington, Jan. 4. Congress
waa asked by President Wilson to
day, in a message through the state
department, to appropriate $100.-
000,000 for the relief of famine suf
ferera In Europe.
It la understood that this money Is
wanted chiefly to.' send food Into sec
tions of Western Russia, Poland and
The president leaves tonight for
Paris, stopping en route at Geneoa,
Milan and Turin.
BRITISH AVIATOR BREAKS
. WORLD'S ALTTTIDK RECORD
London, Jan. 4. Flying a British
airplane at Ipswich yesterday, Cap
tain Long, established a new altitude
record, reaching a height of 30,500
feet.' Observer Blowers, who accom
panled Captain Long, collapsed when
hi oxygen bottle broke, but recover
ed. Both men we're frost bitten dur
ing the flight. " '
Washington, Jan. 4. Director Mc-
Adoo, testifying before the senate
Interstate commerce commission,
says in support of his contention for
a five year government control of
"I believe that under the handi
caps of war conditions a sufficient
showing has been made to indicate
that all the reforms I have mention
ed are desirable as permanent peace
measures. Tet It is clear that the
eeneral public has not had an oppor
tunity to weigh the real value of
what has been accomplished. The
public Is entitled to have, before the
present federal control shall be
terminated, a reasonably fair test
under peace conditions of the ad
vantages to be derived from these
"It will be impossible to review
the results of even one year of fed
eral control under peace conditions
until the spring of 1920, and It will
then be too late for congress to legis
late before the end of the 21 months
period after the declaration of peace,
provided in the present law for gov
ernment control. Operations under
peace conditions with a tenure s:
short as the 21 months cannot poi
slbly constitute a fair test.
"Indeed the difficulties with oper
ation during the 21 months' period
will be so serious that I do not see
how the government can be fairly
asked to encounter them,"
Another reason tor a longer test
period', said the director general Is
the .advisability of having adequate
Information on valuation of railroad
property, now; being gathered by the
interstate commerce commission to
guide congress )h legislation.
SOLDIERS AT FI
ISLAND ALL SAFE
200 Removed Todar Wreck
ing Barges Ik -gin Task of Rais
ing Ship From Bands
Fire Island, Jan. 4. With the
decks cleared, of army personnel at
noon today and orders issued for the
trans-shipment of bait the crew, the
wrecking barges and lighters closed
In on the transport Northern 1 Pa
clflo to begin their efforts to free her
from the sands.
Fire Island, Jan. 4. The removal
of 200 wounded, the last, of the
transport's soldier passenger list,
was begun early today under clear
ing skies and an eves sea. It Is
expected that the operations will be
completed by noon. A snow storm
swept over this vicinity last night .
The last of the soldiers taken off
the transport were 20 Who were ser
iously wounded. Their ' stretchers
were taken down a stairway slang
over the transport's side. Twenty
five hundred were removed without
any loss of life. Three hundred
were already badly wounded.
WILL ASK MONTANA TO
ISSUE 920,000,000 ROAD BONDS
-Great Falls, Mont., Jan. i. Louis
Newman, representative-elect from
this county, has announced his In
tentlon of proposing, at the - next
session of "the Montana legislature,
which convenes next Monday, that
the state issue bonds of $20,000,000
for the construction of highways in
the state. . . , , .
Prof. W. L. Powers, head of the
irrigation and drainage department
of the O. A. C, who came to- Grants
Pass a few days ago at the request of
County Agent C. D. Thompson and
Engineer Oubnis to examine the soil
and agricultural conditions in the
Grants Pass Irrigation District, was
taken over these lands for the pur
pose of collecting additional data, es
pecially regarding- the soil.
It seems that the Information they
obtained shows a better condition
than was found a year ago when they
first reported on the project and on
the excellence of this more complete
data the proposition will be looked
upon with, more favor by possible
The new plan of reclamation was
outlined to Prof. Powers and met
with his approval, as It not only elim
inates engineering difficulties, but
reduces, the cost of reclamation to
the district as compared with the
A determined and vigorous effort
is now being put forth by the direct
ors of the district to effect a sale of
the bonds and to begin the construc
tion of a gravity system at the earl
iest possible moment.
COEUR d'ALENE LEADS
IX DIVIDENDS DECLARED
Spoke, Wash., Jan. 4. Dividends
paid by mines of the Coeur d-Alenes,
Washington and British Columbia In
1918 amounted to $10,945,532. The
Coeur d'Alenes led with a total of
The total for each of the three
districts is less than last year; in
spite of high metal prices, and the
grand total tor this year Is nearly
$2,000,000 less than in 1917. "
SUMP TER VALLEY R.R.
TO CHARGE FIVE CENTS
Salem. Ore., Jan. 4. The Sump
ter Valley Railway company has filed
with the Oregon public service' com
mission a new passenger tariff; in
creasing the rate from' four' to: five
cents per' mile. .
FINAL BLOW AT.
PERSIST IX THEIR OLD ORGY OF
MURDER AS THEY WITHDRAW
, FROM, ARMENIA '
DISREGARD ARMISTICE TERMS
London Believe Ottomans Are Bent
On Exterminating Their Old
Enemies Despite Agreement
London, Jan. 4. It is authorita
tively announced here that evidence
ha been received to the effect that
the Turkish army withdrawing from
invaded territory in Caucasus has'
committed outrages on the Armen
ians, despite the armistice terms.- It
Is believed that it is the Intention of
the Turks to deal a, final blow at
the Armenians to consummate the
Turkish policy of exterminating that
KANSAS': 1EAI: CROP-
. ' -1 '-..;.. v.r
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 4. A re
port by' Edward C. Paxloff.'Tield
agent for the federal department of
agriculture, declares that 'Kansas,
with 11,184.000 acres, has 22.8 per
cent of all the winter wheat area of .
th United States., t . .
A full crop on this enormous acre
age, which Is 13 per cent larger than
the record acreage ' of last year,
would total 200,000 bushels, or more
than one-third . of the ; 609,304,000
bushels for the average annual con-.
sumption In the United States, the
report says. -
Such a production, with a gnaran-'
teed price of $2 a: bushel, would
bring Kansas $400,000,000.., The
December report fc states, thaf , the
average condition is 98 per cent.
) 1 a ; tot .a
Washington, Jan. 4. The western
cold wave spread southward today
to the Gulf , coast and northwest
Florida and eastward over the Appa
lachian mountains, with indications
that it would reach all parts of the
east tonight and tomorrow. Its dur
ation' will be brief. . .
Moorhead, Minn., with a minimum
reading of 34 degrees below zero,
held the cold weather record In the
The cold extended generally to
the south, Jackson, Miss,, reporting
a foot of snow, the heaviest in 20
Charlotte, N. C, Jan. 4. The
"Tank Cats," an organization or
Chicago Tank Corps men, was form
ally launched at a meeting held re
cently at Camp Greene near this
city. The movement to . . organize
members of the Tank Corps Into a
permanent body ' is expected to
spread over the whole country, as al
most every large city is represented'
in its personnel.., Qualification . for.
membership la based on . service in
the Tank Corps during time of war.
' The purpose of the organization Is
to promote and maintain public in
terest In the tanks as an arm of the
service and to form a bond between
Its members by means of social and.
fraternal activities. ' '