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VOl IX., No. HH.
GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTV, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. JANUARV 8, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 2539.
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.'AHTKIt (a, ASH HAYS
MONEY HPKNT IjAWT MX
MONTHS 18 HUGE HIM
TWO BILLION IN DECEMBER
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Ainrrlt-M Had IU-imJhmI Pink f Pro
duction WIiimi ArmlMlco Was
Hltpinl AHN'1 1U 11 kern '
It. V. IhAVHt, Who Hi'lped Itoli Mil
Ihwncll Minn of $0,000 In Gold
lt May, I In Jail
Sun Krtui'Uco, Jan. K. Sucrelury
t tli Treasury Curler Uluss In a
tolegraui to Governor James K.
lynch of the Federal Roaorve bunk
today aimed thai the actual cash
cjutno of tti.uoo.OOO.OQO apent . by
tba government in the month of Ie
oamber wu the hlghoat reached dur
ing any mouth of the war. Actual
money spent during the last . alx
months ending December 31 exclud
ing transaction In the public debt
aa 110,632,000,000 according to
The December total la $40,000,000
leva than estimated from . flftiiret
compiled by the . treasury- depart
tnaot New Years day.
nBarretary Olaaa followed 1 tht
wtatemetit with an appeal to the
baakr ot the country to oversub
scribe the current issue of treasury
certificates of indebtedness.
"America had almost reached the
peak of production of war material
and auppllea at tha moment when
the armistice was signed," declared
the secretary of the treasury. "Her
Mtlnted effort In men and matorial
undoubtedly had decisive effort in
brio-lug the war to an early con
elusion. The bills are now pouring
lav. which require the government to
pay the price of this great effort.
"We shall not shame ourselves In
the eyes or our brave soldiers as
tbey return from the battlefields of
Frame by failure to support the
credit of the country for which tbey
were willing and ready to die.
"The war is won, the vwar bill
must be puld. The welfare and pros
lierlty of this fair land of ours can
only be preserved If the war expen
ditures of the government now at
their maximum are promptly and
"With entire confidence 1 call up
on the bunkers of America to sub
acrfho and oversubscribe the current
Jshiiu of trcusiiry certificates und
future Ihhuos which must be made
bi-weekly In accordance with tbo
Plan outlined In Secretary McAdoo's
letter of November 27."
It. W. DeWItt. who, with J. K.
llowull, robbed the -Uoswell mine
near Holland ot $8,000 In gold last
May, has been captured and ia await
Ing at Bait Lake City, the coming
ot -Sheriff George Lewis of this coun
ty. Sheriff Lewi will leave for Salt
Uke City this evening after the
prisoner. Howell Is still at large
and hli whereabouts are unknown. -
The robbing of the lioawell mine
would make a first class Diamond
Dick story. Mr. Jloswoll and his son,
Itobert Jr., wore at their retort
working when DeWItt and Howell,
using handkerchiefs for masks,, sud
denly closed In and with drawn
guns ordered the Iloswella to throw
up their hand. They tied thoir vic
tims' to a tree and proceeded to se
cure the $6,000 in gold, then after
Joshing with their helpless victims.
made a clean getaway. '
Robert Boswell Jr., baa since died
In the sorvlce In France.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 8.
Robert Wesley DeWItt, who haa been
working for several weeks aa police
man for the Oregon Short Line rail
road,' has been arrested tor com
plicity In the robbory of two miners
near Oranta 'Pass, Ore., on April 19,
hen $6,000 in gold bullion were
stolen. DeWItt admitted hie part In
the crime,' according to the deputy
sheriff. ' - ' 1
POLKS PIT UP STIFF
FIGHT NKAlt LKMIIKKG
Warsaw, Jan. 8. Stiff fight
ing continues around Imhorg,
where tho Polos are defending
themselves tenaciously against
132 DEATHS TO JANUARY 4
ON ARCHANGEL FRONT
Washington, Jan. 8. Total deaths
among the American expeditionary
forces in Northern Russia to Janu
ary 4 were given as six officers and
126 men, In a cablegram received
at the war department today from
Colonel James A. 'Ruggles, Ameri
can military attache with Ambassa
dor Frahcls at Archungol.
BEGUN BY PRESIDENT
Pari, Jan. '8. Informal confer
nces with the entente statesmen to
lay the groundwork for the peace
conference will begin Thursday. This
'Will probably be President Wilson
-only official activity prior to the con
BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY
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Hundreds Killed Hindecbarg Arrives on SceneGerman
iiFactioaslWcll Armed Wjlh Modern Weapons Are -
,' Massed For'a.Big Clasli Movie Operators Bcsy .
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Iondon, Jan. 8. Several bun-
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dred persons were killed In the
fiKhtlng In Berlin, says a Copenha
gen ' dispatch, but no detail of the
conditions there have been received.
The government aeems at leaat pro
visionally to be maatere of the sit
uation. n ' ;;
Early Tuesday the ' government
moved Its troop to close outside the
city ready to enter. Von Hlndenburg
I reported to have arrived at Berlin.
The atreet fighting la particularly
sanguinary owing to the fact that
the Spartana have plenty of -weapons.
taken from the munition factories at
Spandau. While the machine guns
are firing and bombs are dropping.
BRITISH INT UN
TO CURB SEOAIHEIS
London, Jan. 1. the Dally Gra
phlc take exception to the recent
attitude of Secretary Daniel in urg
lug that the United State create for
Itself the greatest navy In the world.
In an editorial characterizing such
utterance a "threats," the Gra
'The speeches of Secretary Dan-
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Photo by American Tress Asaoclntton.
Jossphus Daniels, Seorstary of th
the movie operators are busily en
gaged recording the scenes.
It waa recently announced that
the American army had sent movie
operators to Berlin.
The Spartans refused all offers or
the government to negotiate, and at
tacked the foreign office, the chan
cellor's palace and other mlnlsterles.
Berlin, Jan. 8. Tuesday ' the
Spartacu group were being massed
and furnished weapon and armored
motor cars for the attack. . The gov
ernment troop witn machine guns
were on top of the Brandenburg
gate and other buildings. The
troop In the government buildings
had flame throwers. '
ISKRfiElt IS POIND "
. GriLTT OF CONSPIRACY
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4- Chteago, Jan. 8.rr-Congresa-
4- man-elect Victor L. -Berger, 4-
4 publisher - of c the Milwaukee 4
4 Leader, and fonr otber socialist 4
4 leader were today found guilty 4
4 by the federal court for con- 4
4 splracy to violate the espionage 4
4 law. 4
LrrrliB JtiAirY5 HAii thk fix-'
Loa Angeles, Jan. 8. Mary Pick
ford, the motion picture actress.
who baa been suffering with influ-
enxa is reported much Improved and
out of Janger.
4 TWO STATES RATIFY -
HAVE FALLING DU
Arrest His Partner In Crime, Len-
ine, When Ranch of Thieves
t - Have Dinagreement
Copenhagen, Jan. 8. -Nikolai
Lenlne, Bolshevlkl premier of Rus
sia, baa been arrested at the com
mand of Leon Trotzky, minister of
war and marine, who has made him
self dictator, according to a Moscow
dispatch to Sweden. . . . .
Trotzky was prompted to make the
arrest because of a difference of
opinion with Lenlne concerning Bol
shevlkl reforms. Lenlne desired to
effect a coalition with the Menshe-
Tlkf or moderates, ' while ' Trotzky
wished to continue the reign of red
terror. 1 . : v -?, -
at oyster bay
ill ,f', to 1 ittn:t
GRAVE OF ' FORMER PRESIDENT
ROOSEVELT IN FAMILY PLOT
" overlooks' LONG 'ISLAND 1
STORM E FOR SUNSHINE
Widow Bids Goodbye to Companion's
Body In Homo Where They Had
lived for Years .
Warsaw, Jan. 8. The Bolshevlkl
troops are closing In on Vllna on
three sides. They are said to be no
less than 12 miles from the city.
OLD CENTRAL OREGON
CONTROVERSY IS SETTLED
THE DRY AMENDMENT
Boise, Idaho, Jan. . 8. The
Idaho legislature today ratified
the prohibition amendment.
Nashville, Tenn., Jan." 8.
The prohibition amendment
waa today ratified by the gen
eral assembly of Tennessee. .
MVRDER CHARGE MADE
AGAINST OLYMPIA MAN
BIG LIVE STOCK SALE
There will be sold at public auc
tion at Camp Lewis, American Lake,
Wash., January 10, 1919, and con
tinued until all animals are sold, ap
proximately 3,000 head ot horses
abd mules, viz:
Nine hundred and thirty cavalry
horses; 730 artillery horses; 1,050
draft mules; 240 pack mules.
These animals are being sold be
cause the government has no fur
ther use for them and not because
they are worn out. A great num
ber of excellent animals will be
found among this lot and doubtless
can be purchased at a reasonable
figure. These anlmnlB ' all passed
government Inspection . when pur
chased, have had very little it any
service and have been at this camp
since first purchased. A good halter
will be given with each animal. The
terms of sale are either currency,
certified or cashier's check
Olympla, -Wash., Jan: 8. County
Prosecuting Attorney T. I O'Leary
haa filed complaint, here charging
N. E. Burnett, m ship caulker, with
murdering his wife and two small
children. Officers believe the three
bodies found on Hawks Prairie, near
here last week are .bodies of Bur
nett's wife and children. -
Prosecutor O'Leary and Olympia's
chief of police left today tor San
Francisco to question Mrs. Burnett's
mother regarding Burnett's actions
THE PRESS OF IXNDON
ON ROOSEVELT'S DEATH
iota appear to have been framed al
most as if It were his deliberate pur
pose to give offense to Great Britain.
A fowdays ago he was insisting that
the United States must have a navy
equal to that ot any other country.
He goes further now and declares,
If the Versailles conference does not
agree upon limitations of naval ar
maments, the United States must
bend Its energlos toward the- crea
tlon of the greatest navy In the
"In plain language, that Is meant
for this country, and' between
friends threats are out ot place. It
would be well If President Wilson
were to cable Mr. Daniels to put
little restraint upon his language.
"in this country we have every
( Continued-oni page Four)1
London, Jan. 8. In discussing
tho death of Theodore Roosevelt, the
Times says this morning:
"In politics, as in all else, he was
a vlKorous llgnting man ana aeau
"He cannot be ranked with the
lofty creative geniuses of politics
but his name will go down among
those of American presidents with
something ot a character that at
taches to the name of Lincoln."
The Post says:
"It is not every voice that carries
across the Atlantic, but Roosevelt's
The- Chronicle says:
"History places some big things In
his record, but bigger than any, per
haps, was the challenging Impact ot
hia personality era the- world In which
Salem, Ore'., Jan. 8. Another step
toward the settlement of almost 20
years of dissension and -trouble on
the Central Oregon : Irrigation pro
ject, Oregon's largest Carey act se
gregation, was. taken today when the
Desert lnd hoard voted to approve
a contract between the Central Ore
gon irrigation district and the Cen
tral Oregon Irrigation company,
whereby , the district takes over the
project from the company. About
42,000 Irrigable acres are Involved
In the proposal, and -the "- company
agrees to release Its rights for $20,-
000. , y
HIRAM GILL VICTIM
3 3. so t aw-1 ilJUf r:,i
Seattie, Wash., f Jan.,r 87 Mayor
Hanson said today that the city gov
ernment -will arrange an official-trio
ute- to the-memory of -Hiram, GiU,
who died yesterday trom influenza.
rjfi n" iij ci'mVI nil 3':i'
London, Jan. 8. British air raids
upon German towns and military ob-
Jectlvea during the last 12 months
of the -war were nearly 5 times as
numerous as the total number of air
raids made by Germany over Great
Britain during more than four years
of war. This comparison Is shown
by official figures which disclose
mat rrom October, 1917, until the
signing of the armistice the British
Royal Air Force made 709 bombing
raids over German territory. In all,
more than 660 tons of bombs were
dropped on these raids. 1
The base of the -Royal Air Force
was at Nancy. The average distance
covered by each squadron on a raid
varied from 120 to 160 miles. Un
der favorable conditions fllchts of
200 miles and more were made on
MORE SOLDIERS ARE
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Washington, Jan. .8. The battle
ships Montana and South Dakota,
the hospital ship Comfort and trans
port President Grant, have sailed
from France .with 7,700 soldiers, r
i, y" t j
s fx" . 1 -'I
David Lloyd George, who
won sweeping victory
- British election
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Jan. 8. The-
body of Theodore Roosevelt waa
laid to rest at 1:43 o'clock today In.
the family cemetery plot, overlook
ing" Long Island Sound.'
Sixty persons attended the services
at the home "where the rector read
the Ninety-first Psalm and offered a
A morning's snowstorm gave way
to' brilliant sunshine as the automo
bile cortege started toward' the
church." Thousands viewed the pro
cession. Mrs. Roosevelt, sharing her
husband's antipathy to fnneral cere
mony; decided not tor attend church
or join the- procession to the ceme
tery. She bade goodbye to her com
panion's body In the house where
they had lived for so' many 'years. ' '
a ed? e)(;.'i ?t o i, tod t wi-
Berlin, Jap. .7, -.Less than two
years -before William' II, the former
German emperor, came to the throne
of Germany, his father 'Frederick
considered It dangerons to allow him
to have any hand In tbo foreign pol
itics of the German empire, Fred
erick, in fact, bad an 'extremely low
regard ' for' his son's 'mental equip
ment and ability, end "It is frankly
set forth In a letter written to Bls-
mark, September 28- 1888- -from
Portotlno, Italy, and which has just
been made public. "
William' principal defecU at that
time, as his father saw them, were
"his habit ot making ' snap Judg
ments in a manner tending to exag
geration," lack of "actual learning"
which was "still full of gaps," and
"an Inclination to conceit'."'"' '"
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BCCHTEL HEADS THB ' '
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
1,4(10,000 TON'S OP FOODSTUFFS
FOR HUNGRY IN EUROPE
Washington,' Jan.- 8 Ten ". thou
sand additional soldiers, mostly Tex
as and Oklahoma troops, have been
'assigned 'for return' from France! ''
Washington, Jan. 8. At least
1,400,000 tons of foodstuffs, costing
approximately $350,000,000 deliver
ed, will be needed to carry through,
until the next harvest, the popula
tions of the districts thus far inves
tigated by the American staff of the
Commission on . (European relief.
This estimate was sent by Herbert
Hoover to the food administration in
a cablegram' reviewing ' the condi
tions 'as found ' In - Central''' Europe
and the Balkan states, Finland, Bal
tic states, Serbia, Jugo-Slavia,, Vien
na, Tyrol, Poland, Roumanla, Bui
garla, Armenia and Czecho-SIovakla.
Portland, Jan.. 8. Fred S. ,Buch
tel was elected chairman of the Pub-'
He Service commission of Oregon on
Monday at the Organization meeting
of the new commission, which con
vened at Salem and adjourned . t'o
Portland, closing Its deliberations at
the office of the commission In the
courthouse.' ' 'Fred A. ' Williams,
elected a member at' the 'November
election, was sworn In by Secretary
of State Olcott-Monday forenoon.
Immediately thereafter the official
bond of the new commissioner was
filed and the initial meeting ot the
commissioners was adjourned to
Portland because of important mat
ters pending here that required at
tention. ,. . , .
In assuming the duties . of chair
man, Mr. -Buchtel suggested radical
changes in methods ot procedure and
proposed financing the commission
by means ot a percentage tax upon
public utilities earnings. , ,
LAST OF CASUALTY
1. ia1 -mv i't'
8. The com
plete list ot casualties ot the Ameri
can' Expeditionary' -Forces has reach
ed Washington Und thousands of ad
ditional clerks -have -been ,"put ".to
work, getting them out speedily.,
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