7 . fttiiS CSS GRANTS PAH8, JOBEI'HISE COUNTY, OREGON, BATTKOAV, JANUARY 4, 110. ' WHOLE NUMBER 2984. 4.V YANKS SUFFER UGHT LOSSES AT ARCHANGEL (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. Drowned, S. 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 A Toklo die patch aay that 24,000 Japanese troop will bo withdrawn from Si beria.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 DEMOBILIZED RAPIDLY 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. ' . . STATf ENGINEER Tl 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 city. 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. f 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 matters. MS IRRIGATION FAMOUS 91 ST COINGJI WITH OTHERS 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 83,000 Soldiers 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. EN 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 government.. WILSON CLINKS ' GLASSES VITH KING AND QUEEN BECOMES CITIZK.V OF ROME" AND MA KM WINNING SPEECH TO ITALIANS 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 Austria-Hungary. 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. " ' T IT1 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 the railroads: "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 reforms. "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. . . , , . F.. T 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 bond purchasers. 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 former plan. 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 S7.9S9.1S0. 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. . TURKS DEAL FINAL BLOW AT. ARMENIANS 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 race. KANSAS': 1EAI: CROP- IS . ' -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 t; 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 northwest. The cold extended generally to the south, Jackson, Miss,, reporting a foot of snow, the heaviest in 20 years. . M 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. ' '