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Pull for a bigger, better
and; more prosperous
Roseburg and Douglas
Tonight and Wednesday, fair: i
Ooncinaed Cold.
Highest temp.yosterday.... 30 '
Lowest temp night ,26 I
The Only Paper in Roseburg! Carrying Associated Press Dispatches
Sparticus SocialistsThronging
. ' The Streets By Tens of
Thousands Today.
Dr. Llobkmecht Marshaling Forces
For Decisive Struggle to Get Con
trol of Government Hunderds
Fleeing from the City.
(By Associated Press.)
''.( COPENHAGEN, Jan. 7 That. Ber
lin 1b in a state of complete anarchy
and! civil war has begun, is the state
ment of the Munich correspondent
of the Politiken. According to the
story published this morning all of
.the banks in Berlin are barricaded,
and already a great number of pub
lic buildings are In the hands of the
Spartacans. Thousands of armed
workmen of the Spartacus faction are
crowding the streets, and firing has
begun at several points. The sound
of machine gun fire can be heard in
all parts of the city, and the revolu
tion is believed to be gaining ground.
BERLIN, Jan: 7. The Spartacus
grouq of socialists engaged in a mas
ter 'demonstration against the gov
ernment. Tens of thousandh of the
followers of Dr. Liebknecht paraded
under leadership of General. Linden
in Berlin and at other places great
numbers of radical socialists paraded.
The government, forseeing tne crisis
that is at hand, will attempt to
storm the building used as a redez
vous for police guards and take pos
session oi an macnine guns ana can
on. Dr. Liebknecht is organizing the
Spartacus forces for a final fight for
control of the government while hun
dreds, realizing the terrible situation,
are fleeing from 'the city to places
of temporary refuge.
COPENHAGEN, Jan. . 7. Adolf
Joffe, and M. Radok, leaders of the
Bolshevlki mission to Germany, are
in Berlin assisting Dr. Liezknecjht
and Rosa Luxenburg fomenting a
Bolshevlki revolution.' These notor
ious Red leaders are stationed at po
lice headquarters where the Spart
acus .group -have control. Independ
ent socialists, whose leaders were dis
missed from the government service.
are reported to have gone over to the.
Spartacus faction.
LONDON, Jan. 7. The port of Ri
ga was captured) at. noon, January 4,
by the Bolshevlki, states a wireless
COLUMBUS, Jan. 7. The Ohio
legislature today votedi to ratify the
national prohibition amendment. .
Flags on the federal building in
this city are half masted, and will
so remain until after the funeral of
Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt.
The order for placing the flag at
half mast in memory of this distin
guished American and soldier states
man was received toy Postmaster
Reizenstein this morning.
(The Associated Press.)
LONDON. Jan. 7. Announcement
was made today that the British gov
ernment has not the sughest Inten
tion of sending any more troops to
Russia. ..Not over 20,000 British
soldiers are in Russia at present,
some of which are' no-combatant, and
these are being returned.
The adjutant-general, of the State
National Guard, has issued the fol
lowing announcement of the death
of Col. Geo. S. Young, former In
structor for the state organization.
In compliance with the request the
flag of the local armory was display
ed at half mast throughout the day.
"It Is with a feeling of profound
sorrow that the Commander in Chief
announces the death of Col George
8. Young, U. S. Army, serving with
the National Guard' of Oregon, who
passed away at Vancouver Barracks,
following a brief period of illness on
Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 1919. Deep
ly senBlble of the honor conrerrea
upon the state 'by the detil of this
distinguished officer in the important
capacity herein described, and great
ly deploring the loss of his exper
ienced and valuable service, it 1b
hereby ordered as a tribute of grate
ful and affectionate respect to his
memory, that flags on all armories
throughout the Btate be displayed at
half mast upon receipt of this order
and so remain until after the bur
iul. All officers stationed in Port
land will asemble at such time and
place as shall hereafter be announc
ed In the public press for tne 'pur
pose of attending the funeral in a
body." , . ...
County Agriculturist Hurd has just
been notified of a public sale of reg
istered Holstelns on Wednesday, Jan..
15, at the form of Walter Bailey,
north of Eugene. Some very fine
cows are on sale and it is expected
that several of the herd will be pur
chased by local residents. . .
Has Full Load Slung About
His Body In Cleverly
Made Carrier. '
City Recorder Sentences Booze Traf-
fioer to Pay Fine of $200 or
' Serve 100 Days in the City
Jail Accepts letter. ,
. Late this afternoon Johnson,
after sampling the quarters of-
fered him, decided that he did
not approve of his surroundings
and after settling for. his short
but expensive period as the
guest-of -the city, took his hand
grip made tracks for the sta-
tion, leaving his stock of goods
in the hands of the city oiu-
cials. .
r . TrWth. eighteen full pints of whis
key and one broken bottle, -a man of
Swedish descent was this afternoon
taken off train No. 14 by S. P. Of
ficer Rogers and Marshal Shambrook.
He gave the name of John Johnson
and appeared very ignorant of the
English language, being unable to
write or understand an ordinary con
versation, although he claims to have
been in this country for over five
years. Upon arraignment he enter
ed a plea of guilty and was fined in
the sum of $200. The liquor was
carried in a contrivance made from
canvas, each bottle being sewed into
a pocket, and the whole carrier be
ing wratpped around his body, sup
ported by straps over the shoulders,
looking like a large life preserver
such as is foundi on shipboard. This
carrier contained 16 pints, while in
one other pocket was found a broken
bottle, the liquor having run out on
the man's clothing, its odor attract
ing attention and leading to his ar
rest. Two other bottles were car
ried In regular bootlegger style, be
ing fastened to the inside of his legs,
his stockings being pulled over them
to hide the -booze.
Upon being questioned he told r-
n umber of conflicting stories and sn
confused himself that his guilt as t
tramcer was plainly evident. ti-
claimed that he Kadi been employe'
in logging camps in Mendicino coun
ty, Cal., and had started for Portland
purchasing the booze at Hornbroot:
where he was warned against bring
ing it into Oregon. From here on
his stories are varied and contradict
ory so that it is daubtful if any of
them are correct. He stated to the
officers that he had been employed
in the round house at Ashland, dur-
examination, that he had stopped
there only over night and during ar
raignment that he been there, for a
day. He claims to have purchased
only 19 quarts and at the same time
says that he was drunk in Ashland
although he shows no signs of dissi
pation and claims to have left there
this morning, his ticket having been
dated Jan. 7. He also said that he
had never been in Portland) and that
he was going there for the purpose
of working in the shipyards, and that
the liquor was entirely for his own
When brought before City Recor
der Whipple he ipretended to fail to
understand the charge but when they
were more fully explained to him he
entered a plea of guilty, whereupon
he was sentenced to pay a fine of
$200 or serve 100 days in jail. He
had only $40 in his possession and
probably will accept the jail sentence.
It is believed be is one of the run
ners who have been bringing in a
large amount of whiBkey to the state
and that he Is working in the employ
of a gang of bootleggers said to be
operating in Portland1.
Southern Oregon Conference
May Buy Property For Es
tablishing Academy. V,
Several Ijots Included In Transaction
, Livewires at Sutherlin Hustl
ing to ftleot Hcquirementfi
j Means Her Business.
An option was closed! yesterday by
Elder J. A. Riippey, president of tho
Southern Oregon Conference, for tho
Sutherlin Inn property at Suther
lin, looking to purchase of the build
ing and- grounds by the Seventh Day
Adventists, of Southern Oregon, vho
will establish an academy there. It
is understood that the option ex
tends until April, and if the Suther
lin people meet certain requirements
the deal will be closed on or before
expiration of the date named.
The buildings of the Sutherlin Inn
have stood idle for months, andt in
fact the Inn was built with a view
of future: business, which never ma
terialized.!: The owners of the prop
erty are very desirious of (putting
the building to use, and in looking
over the various localities for a suit
able place to establish an academy,
Sutherlin and the Inn appealed' to the
officers of the conference as proba
bly the most desirable- spot that
could be had. The building, a two-
story brick structure, modern in all
details, with heating plant included,
is ready for immediate use as an
academy, and the school being con
ducted at Royal, near Cottage Grove,
can be transferred to Sutherlin and
work go ahead without a break.
In addition to the lots on which
the Inn stands, eight other lots ad
joining - are includedi in the deal.
These lots were required by the con
ference for -use as a campus, and in
taking the option were included in
the negotiations. It is stated that
these lots, while not as large a cam
pus as might be, desired, ju;g quite,
practical for the purpose.1 ' .
, Although the matter is still an open-
question, it is believed the deal
will be closed in due time, one rea
son for this opinion being; that the
Adventists are quite anxious to get
their school work In Southern Ore
gon weir organized at an early date,
and if erection of new buildings were
undertaken at least a year would
elapse before much could be accom
plished. With some few alterations
the Sutherlin Inn, it is said, would
make an admirable academy build
ing. - -
Location of their academy at Suth
erlin will be followed by quite an In
flux of families, who will locate near
the school for educational advant
ages. It is understood that tho good
people of Sutherlin are very enthus
iastic over the prospect of the Ad
ventist school being located there,
and progressive business men of the
place are giving every aid within
their ipower to bring the matter to a
successful conclusion. From what
can be learned, in fact, pretty much
every one in the town is boosting for
the enterprise, and urging that the
city leave no stone unturned to meet
the requirements, as they see in it a
great advantage for that community.
(By Associated Press.) ..:
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. Today
the house voted by 204 to 64 to seat
Wickersham, republican, as the Al
skan delegate In place of nSulzer,
(The Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. The fed
eral migratory bird law, In a decis
ion handed down by the supreme
court today, was declared Invalid.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. Senator
Chamberlain went further than oth
er members of the northwest dele
gations in congress by suplementlng
his public statement on the death of
Colonel . Roosevelt with a personal
A meeting of the Roseburg
Commercial Club will be held
this evening in the court rooms
of the Justice of the Peace, In
the Douglas National Bank
building. Important matters
will come up for discussion and
good attendance 1b desired.
telegram of condolence to Mrs. Roos
evelt tonight, in which he said:
"Please' accept my deepest sym
pathy In the af fiction which has come
to you throueh the loss of your dis
tinguished husband. His life has
been spent in. the service of his coun
try andi he has furnished an illust
rious example worthy of emulation
by the youth :of America. He had
the courage of his convictions and
dared express' them, and his utter
ances have breathed the spirit of
loftiest patriotism, at all times and
under all circumstances." ' , .
(By Associated Press.) .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Ten air
planes from Hazelhurst Field, "Long
Island, flying in squadron formation,
circled Sagamore Hill this afternoon
and dropped floral wreaths around
Colonel Roosevelt's home, the war
department was informed by the com
mandant of the field.
Lieutenant Commander M. S. Harrison,-
commandant of Hazelhurst
Field, also informed the department
that an airplane watch will be main
tained over Sagamore Hill day and
night until the hour of the funeral
Wednesday, one plane relieving an
other every few hours. Major Gen- (
eral Kenly, chief of the bureau ofj
military aeronautics, will fly from .
Washington to Oyster uay in an air-!
plane Wednesday to attend the fun-1
eral. .
(By Associatec Press.) '
OSTYER BAY, Jail. 7. National
memorial services In honor of Ex
President Roosevelt may be held in
New York or Washington some time
after the funeral, - Captain Archie
Roosevelt intimated today while itis
cusslng the innumerable requests
that national honors be accorded the
colonel tomorrow. Over five hundred
telegrams and cablegrams came to
Mrs. Roosevelt during the night frou)
private citizens, former rough riders,
who were acquainted with the colo
nel during his life in the west or in
the services, ambassadors ministers,
congressmen and women. High in
the air over Sagamore Hill army air
planes maintained! a ceaseless vigil
all night and today, occasionally
swooping earthward to drop a wreath
of ' laurel among the elms near the
Roosevelt mansion. The funeral ser
vices tomorrow will be of almost
Spartan simplicity, in keeping with
the often expressed wish of . Colonel
. - (By Associated Press.)
OYSTER BAY, January 7. Mrs.
Roosevelt today received a cablegram
of sympathy from President Wilson.
The message was dated Modane, on
the Franco-Italian frontier, and said:
Pray, accept my heartfelt sympathy
on the death of your distinguished
husband, news of which has shocked
me very much."
J. F. Kester, an employee of the
local post office, this morning receiv
ed wordi that his wife died, very sud
denly at Salem last night. Mrs. Kes
ter has been ill for some time, but
her condition has- not been serious
and her death comes as a suddon
shock. Mr. Kester left this afternoon
for the capital, where he will take
charge of the boay and bring It to
this city for burial. A daughter Miss
Gladys, who Is employed In the
schools at Dlllard, arrived this after
Dr. F. H. Vlncil, Captain in the
medical department of the 27th Coast
Artillery, returned today from Port'
land, where he lias been attending to
business matters for several days
since his discharge at Camp Eustls,
Claims That Dances Should
Be Allowed as Long as
Shows Can Operate.
Mayor Requested to Namo Committee
To Represent Roseburg and Com- ,
m unity at Coming Reconstruc
tion Convention at Portland.
Appearing on behalf of a number
of the 'trippers of the light fantastic',
Harry Cook, local dance manager,
last night petitioned the city council
to remove the ban against public
dances. Mr. Cook in speaking before
the council said that he did not be
lieve it a fair deal to close the dances
and still allow the shows to operate.
He also said that there was much
more danger of taking some disease
while at a show than while in attend
ance at a dance as people usually
dropped into a show house, when not
feeling well or when tired while at
a dance every one was feeling good
and in excellent spirits.' The matter
was referred to the Judiciary com
mittee to report to the council at the
next meeting. -
; A communication was read from
the Mayor of Portland asking that
In accordance with the Governor's
proclamation, the city send a delega
tion to Portland, to represent tho
community at the reconstruction
convention. Councllmen Fisher,
Creason and Powell, were appointed
a committee to look up a suitable
delegation. It was also stated in
the communication that the city will
later be asked to furnish a commit
tee to meet and welcome the return
ing soldiers.
A communication was read, pres
enting to the council a certificate to
be furnished-to alt, soldiers, ' as a
token of the esteem of the commun
ity. No action was; taken.
Motorbus licenses were Issued to
R. A. Stowell, W. X. Brown and V,.
07 Bo'dwell.' . .
.Reports were read and ' adopted
from the Electrical Inspector and the
city marshal.
City Attorney Riddle,. reported on
the matter of city Hens that he had
made an investigation but had not
arrived at a definite decision. It was
thought that the best method of pro
tecting the city was to purchase the
property on delinquent tax certificate
and Attorney, Riddle, and Council
man Creason and Nichols were ap
pointed to apraise the land and soe
if the value would cover the assess
ments. Several minor discussions were
held, but as there was no further
business, the meeting was adjourned.
The following is a list of the claims
Douglas Co. Light & Water Co.,
water and lights various, $420.00.
Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., telephone
fire and water, $4.45..
Roseburg Electric Co., supplies,
fire and water, $3.75.
H. C. Llepsner & Co., dog tags,
health and police, $4.37.
H. S. French Trans. Co., services,
health and police, $7.50.
Churchill Hdw Co., Supplies, city
Improvements, $1.45. i ,
B. W. Strong, supplies, city im
provements, $6.25. -
Review Publishing Co., printing
various, $18. lu
The Evening News, printing and
stationary, $11.30.
Yoran Printing Co., printing and
stationery, $28.60. ,
' J. F. Darker & Co., supplies, street
cleaning, $1.76. .
Page Investment Co., supplies,
street cleaning, $4.66.
Herman G. Althaus, services, street
cleaning,. $0.4o. . ,
Dr. E. V. and Mrs. Hoover will
leave Roseburg tomorrow for an ex
tended trip south and east, and do
not expect to return before March.
The primary object of the journey Is
to allow Dr. Hoover the privilege or
taking post graduate course in New
York City anil Halltlmore. Prepara
tory to the trip Dr. Hoover closed his
offices In this city today. He stated
that his business, outside of profes
sional work, will lie left In the hands
of Ewart Bros., who will collect rent
or transact any other business for
him that may come up for consid
eration. Leaving here tomorrow tho
doctor and wife will go to San Fran
cisco, and thence via Los Angeles
and the southern route, visiting at
El Paso, St. Louis, Chicago. From
there they will go to Iluffalo, and ex
pect to see Niagara in nil of Its win
ter splendure. Reaching New York
the doctor will take a apodal course
In abdominal surgery and obstret-
rlos, taking up analgesia andi the
latest methods wherein the lying-in
mother may be made more comfort
able while undergoing an ordeal of
that nature. He will also take a
special study of up-to-date methods
of X-ray procedure. Finishing the
course at New York,' Dr. and Mrs.
Hoover will visit Baltimore before
starting on the home journey, and
there will attend the John Hopkins
Institute for a short time. - ' ; ,
During the absence of the doctor
and wife Miss Ruth Hoover will make
her home with Mrs. V. R. Bucking
ham. - -
(By Associated Press.) . ' .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. Of sev
enty thousand one hundred and. four
teen wounded and injury cases tab
ulated in the Amerloan Expedition
ary hospitals between Jan. 15 and
Oot. IS of last year, over eightly per
cent recovered and returned to duty.
The percentages of deaths from
wounds was eight and eight-tenths. .
(By Associated Press.) ,
, WASHINGTON, Jan. T.- Opposi
tion to government ownership of rail
roads, or of government operation of
the rail .lines of the country at thlB
time, was expressed by the 'Interstate
commerce commission in a statement
to the senate Interstate commerce
committee, at a hearing on railway
legislation today.
. PARIS, Jan: 7. President Wilson
and wife .accompanied!, by their
daughter, arrived here, this morning
from Italy.
May Send Representative to
Salem to Look After Inter
ests Above Tidewater. ;
Relieved That Present Law Should Be
Given Fair Trial and that Fisher
men at Moutii of River should
Not Have All.
The Umpqua Sportmen's Club will
hold a special meeting at the City
Hall Thursday evening, January 9, at
8 o'clock, the purpose of the meeting
being explained In the following com
munication from the club. -
"This meeting is called for the
purpose or discussing the advisability
of selecting a representative to go
to Salem to look after the Interests
of the people living along the Ump
qua River-above tide-water. Ii is un
derstood that a move is on foot by
the net fishermen operating below
tide water to have the law changed
so the closed season for Chinook cal
mon will be extended one month, or
from May 16 to June 15, instead or
from April .6 to May 15, as the law
is at present.
It will be remembered that at the
last sosBion of the Legislature a com
promise law was secured by our dele
gation, whereby it was thought it
was fair to the lower river men and
at the same time allowed part of the
chlnook to ascend the river for upper
river fishermen and people and also
for hatching propogatlon purposes.
The present law provides that from
Saturday evening to Sunday evening
no net fishing will be allowed ah at
all times at lenst 30 feet of the center
channel of the river must be open
from drift or set nets. This law ap
pears to be fair In that it permits
a free runway of 30 feet at all times
and the entire river for 24 hours
each week. Otherwise there would
be few If any fish i;oach the upper
waters for the people who fish for
food or (pleasure.
It Is an important matter' and,
while no one advocates the crippling
of an Industry such ns tho one at the
mouth of the river, it must be con
ceded that a law which would have
for Its purpose the giving of a com
plete monopoly or the salmon ana
other fish to the few operators at the
mouth of the river would be a great
Injustice and would eventually result
In the extermination or this wonder
ful game and rood flsh.
Let's give the present law a fair
trial before making a change. Other
Important matters will be taken un
at this meeting. There are several
good sneakers who will be In attend
ance and a very interesting meeting
Is expected. Come and bring all who
are Interested in our wild life.
U. B. BUBAR, President.
R. E. HUNT, Secretary."
General Chairman of the War
Work Committee Gives
County- Kxceods It's Quota in Cosh
Wltu Several Thousand Dollars
In Pledges still Unpaid.
Expenses Are SIlKlit. -
O. Pi Coshow, goneral chairman
for the United War Work committees
has just completed. the following re
port for the Douglas County Cam-'
paign which recently ended;
Olendale, B. L. Darby,- chairman,
pledged $1,128.40; cash, $1,091.90.
Myrtle Creek, M. D. Coats. $907.50: '
cash, $841.60. : y. -
: Riddle, C. E Sowersby, pledged,,
$734.90; cash,' $703.40.
Days Creek, Mrs. W. H. Raymond-,
pledged, $448.00; cash, $8431.00.
; Ruckles, W. N. Moore, pledged,
$113.76; cosh, $113.76.
Camas Volley," Wilfred Brown.
pledged, $26.J 8; $198.18.
Hrocuway, i. 13. Nichols, pledged.
$168.00; eash, $148.00.
Dlllard, Loren Miller. Dlodfted.-
$268.60;. cash, $25,8.60. n
: Glide, John Alexander pledged,
$336.16; cash, $292.68. 'v-i-
, Canyonville, O. O. Bartley, pledged, J
$506.35; cash, $602.35. ,
Looking Glass, H. G. Klose, pled-'
ed, $313.75; cash, $311.26.
Wilbur, w. s. Howard, pledged.'
$356.76; cash, $319.26.
sutherlin, C. A. , stark, pledged.
$620.02; cash, $568.02.
umlpqua, R. ir. Clark, pledged.
$500.26; cash; $486.26. .
Oakland, H. E. Mahoney, pledged, .
$1,106.05; cash, $1,038.06.
KIKton, i R. O. Thomas, pledged.
$474.90; casa, $466.90.
eona, J. i: Kenny, pledged,
$689.98; cash, $490.48. , ,.
Drain, A. B. Chadibourne, pledged, .
$645.74; cash,. $509.99. ,
$865.89; cash, $828.89. - '
acottsDurg, Mrs. w. H. Fleher,
pledged,- $284.26; cash, $275.25.
i Roseburg, , 8. D. - Evans, pledged,
$8,438.53; cash $7,114.78.
Reedsport, Joseph Lyons, pledg
ed, $769.26; cash, $710.25,
Yoncalla, B. R. Porter, pledged.
$928.20; cash, $881;20.
Total .pledged, $20,676.80; cash,
$18,666.80. ...
Of the total amount contributed
$20,466.20 were contributed! without
designating any special society;
?5il.60 were donated to the Y. M. C.
A.; $13.60 to the Y. W. C. A.; $9.76:
to the Salvation Army and $5.00 to
the Knights of Columbus: $127.75
were donated, to.the Y.-M, C. A.,
Y. W. C. A., Commulnity Camp Serv-
jce, Salvation Army,-, Jewish Welfare
Board and American Library Asso
ciation. 1 , - s .
The . last Instructions the writer
.received were to scrupulously respect
the wishes of those who had design
ated the particular society they de
sired their money to be donated.
These wishes have been respected as
far as possible for the writer to with
the Information supplied iby the
District Chairmen.
After the general distribution
among the different district chairmen
two school districts were taken fiom
the Riddle district and attached' to
the Glendale District, thus reducing
the allotment to Riddle and Increas
ing that of Glendale.
The writer takes this occasion to
again thank not only -tho District
Chairman, but also the many wno
contributed of their time so generous
ly in making this campaign a com
plete success. '
The exlpenses Incurred in the Coun
ty were less than $50.00. Conse
quently, more than $20,000.00 were
contributed by this county to this
fund. The minimum quota allotted
to this county was "18,400.00.
General Chairman.
As yet the local Sheriff's officer
has received no instructions lnregant
to restoring firearms taken from
enemy aliens at the outbreak of the
war. At that time a clroular appear
ed, ordering all enemy allenB to turn
over to the sheriff of their county,
all firearms in their possession and
making them susceptabie to arrest In
case- they failed to comply. Sheriff
Quine now has In his possession,
several rifles and revolvers, which
were turned over to htm and in
! several Instances requests have been
made for their return. He nas not,
however received any authority to re
store them and will not be able to
do so until he is so authorized from
tho War Department. -