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NEWS
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Pull for a bigger, better
and more . prosperous
Roseburg and Douglas
THE WEATHER
Tonight and Wedneadari Bain.
Highest temfp. yesterday......61
Lowest tflm.. lRvt..'n1ivhf . At
I uounty.
The Only Paper in Roseburg Carrying Associated Press Dispatches
vol. x.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS- COUNTY, OREGON TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1010;
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HOE
NG
SOLONS BOLSHEVIK
PERIL AT PORTLAND
Huge Demonstration Planned
By I. W. W. Headed By
: Returned Soldiers.
POLICE ARE PUZZLED
Fifty Cents Per Hour Offered by Km-
iployers Foils to Lure Soldier
Lads, Is Statement Made By
Senator J. O. Smith..
(The Associated Press.)
aAT.iivM Tn 91. Chairman Her
bert Gordon, bf' the house ways and
means committee, and many other
members ot the legislature, are advo
cating stern measures by the state
- for repressing any Teturnea sauum u,
soldiers, who loin the I. 'W. W. or
Bolsheviki organizations and partici
pate In any actions making trouble
after the state has appropriated
money for assisting them. Senator
-. J.iC Smith described the situation
in Portland, and alleged' the soldiers
were being offered fifty cents per
hour for their services by employers,
but that very few were accepting the
work offered. The police, he Bald,
were puzzled over the matter, and
'"'"the lawless element Is ' said to be
planning a big parade, which will be
headed by sailors and soldiers. Thu
demonstration is looked upon as the
means of leading to disturbances, In
Which the police are afraid some will
get hurt, causing resentment of sol
diers in all .parts of the country. Mrs.
Thompson, a member of the house,
said that she believed there are ten
. .. royalnsoldierB to- take care of every
disloyal one. Senator Smith alleged
that the soldiers and sailors mingling
with the Bolsheviki are still wearing
their uniforms. Senator Lachmund
thought that the uniforms should be
taken from, all such returned' sol
" diers, as take up with the Bolsheviki.
DIMMICK ELECETED CHAIRMAN.
SALEM, Jan. 21. Senator Dlm
mick was today elected chairman of
the special Joint consolidation com
mittee. ' ' . ''
FIGHTS SHY OF KINGSHIP.
' MADRIQ. Jan. 21.i-:The monach
Tst movement In Portugal, headed by
Palva Conceiro, has been successful
in North Portugal and a government
has been formed at Oporto, it Is re
ported. A Lisbon dispatch last night
reported that a revolution was in pro
gress 4n Portugal. Conceiro pro
claimed former King Manuel as King
of Portugal, but Manuel sent a tele
gram asserting that he did' not count
ance the movement.
BOLSHEVIKI DEFEATED. -J
: LONDON, Jan. 21. A notable suc
cess' has been gained in the campaign
against the Bolshevlkkl by Esthonlan
troops operating northeast of Lake
Peipus, says an Esthonian official
statement. . The army has taken the
town of Nara, on the Reval-Petrograd
railway, and In the fighting captured
many Bolsheviki followers. Finnish
troops are cooperating with the Est
honian forces, and a quantity of
booty has fallen into the hands of
. the victorious armies. Leon Trotzky,
leader of the Russian Bolsheviki gov
ernment, is alleged to have been pres
ent during the battle., but fled after
his men were defeated.
0000 MEN ENROUTE.
WASHINGTON, Jan, 21. Two
transports, the Conia ani Susque
hanna, and the united states cruiser
Frederick are on their way home
from France with over six thousand
troops. The war department has also
announced that the 27th, the 30th
and 37th divisions have been in
structed to prepare for embarkation
home. All units of the 91st division
are now on the priority list and will
embark for ,home just as soon as
ships arrive to carry them back.
MAJORITY SOCIALISTS LEAD.
COPENHAGEN. Jan. 21. Incom
plete returns from the German elec
tions show that the Democrats polled
1.234,000 votes, the majority social-
ists 2,603,000, the Independent so
cialists 401,000. the christian peo
ples party 1,110,000, the conservat
ives 467,000 and the German peoples
party 266,000.. The Bourgeois -parties
together will have a majority in
the national assembly over ine ma
jority socialists.
BIGGER PAY DEMANDED.
SEATTLE, Jan. 21. Somewhere
from 26,000 to 30,000 men. accord
ing to labor leaders, walked out of
the ship yards here today at ten
o'clock as a means of enforcing their
demands for higher pay. All ship
yard and machine shop work in this
clty was brought to a standstill by
the walk out.
TACOMA WORKMEN QUIT. -
TACOMA, Jan. 21. Fifteen thous
and members . of the metal trades
crafts here struck today for higher
pay. walking out in connection with
the Seattle strike.
NO STRIKE IN ABERDEEN.
ABERD13EN, Jan. 21. The strike
scheduled to be pulled off here today,
cooperating with the union men at
Seattle, failed to materialize.
LEAVE FOR POLISH FRONT.
BERLIN, Jan. 21. A squadron of
the Third' Guard of Uhlans left Ber-
lln today for the Polish front.
REACTIONARY REPORT.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. J. Ogden
Armour- today told the House Inter
state commerce committee that pend
ing legislation with a view of regu
lating the packers, was reactionary
and probably unconstitutional.
PONDERING PEACE PROBLEMS.
PARIS, Jan. 21. Various delega
tions to the ipeace conference are
busy studying -blockade and kindred
nroblems. Americans, It appears,
would relax the blockade slightly, al
lowing food stuffs and lubricants to
be shipped into the enemy countries.
Already considerable food Is being
sent into Vienna and liberated re
gions, and tourer' the armiBtice ex
tension terms Germany will be sup
plied to a limited extent. The Rus
sian situation is under advisement at
the peace conference... .
J. WISDOM LIEN CASE
(The Associated Press.) .
SALEM, Jan. 21. A supreme court
decision handed down today, revers
ed Judge Hamilton in Douglas coun
ty, in the case of J. M. wisdom vs.
Win. Arnold, In a suit to collect
money for services .performed.
According to a brief filed in the
supreme court concerning the case
referred to, J. M. Wisdom, tnrougn
his attorneys, Geo. Jones and' John
T. Long, brought suit against the
Arm of Arnold and Beasley for col
lection ot 238 alleged to be due for
labor performed. Sixty-eight days at
13.50 per day were claimed to nave
been devoted to certain logging oper
ations, and for which no part was
Inald. In bringing suit Wisdom took
a lien upon su.uuu reet oi togs in
July. 1916. The complaint included
atorney fees to the amount of $5u,
and some other items of expense. Al
bert Abraham represented the de
fendants, Arnold & Basley. The trial
was postponed for trial until April,
1917, and after hearing the evidence.
Judge Hamilton decreed the com
plaint be dismissed and' neither party
to the action recover costs. An ap
peal was taken, and the decision or
the supreme court today reverses
Judge Hamilton, making Arnold &
Beasley responsible for the amounts
involved In the action.
NRUENZA IS AGAIN
AT
County Health Officer Dr. K. L.
Miller today stated that the influenza
situation In Gardiner is again very
serious, and he is contemplating re-
closing the town. - Dr. Miller stated
that the other parts of the county are
in very favorable condition so -far as
the "Flu" is concerned. The situa
tion which was so serious a few days
aeo at Dillard, Dr. Miller states is
very much improved, due to the fact
that the citizens there nave very care
fully obeyed the instructions given
them. , . . .
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CAMPAIGN STARTED
MEIXCO CITY. British merchants
have begun their campaign to recon
quer their old trade-markets in Mexi
co and obtain new ones. The general
offices of the National Railways have
received notice, that a freighter has
sailed from Liverpool laden with
British merchandise for Mexico. 1 ne
voyage will be In the nature of an
exploration. It Is also announced
that American companies are rush
ing plans to put into commission a
number of steamers for service be
tween Pacific Coast ports of the
United States, and Mexico. Japanese
interests also'are preparing to estab
lish lines with west coast Mxican
ports. .
THE HOUSE OF GLASS.
Clara Kimball Young and her own
company will appear at the Antlers
Theatre today and tomorrow in a pic
turizntion of "The House of Glass",
adapted by Charles E. Whlttaker
from the dramatic sensation of the
same name by Max Marcin. directed
by Emile Chautard and distrlbutea
by Select Picture Corporation.
As Margaret Case, Miss Young por
trays brilliantly the role of an Inno
cent girl TThom circumstantial evi
dence convicts of complicity in a men
of jewelry; after eighteen months In
prison, she Is paroled and disappears
from New York. In the West she
meets and marries a railroad man
named! Harvey Lake; his appoint
ment as manager of a big Eastern
road brings them to New York City,
where she Is recognized by a ceteet-
Ive. She tells her husband the whole
story, and when the detective brings
indisputable evidenco of her former
identity and refuses to be Bilenced
the situation looks very black. - How
the clouds are lifted and Margaret's
continuously haunting fears removed
furnish a dramatic story, in which
Clara Kimball Young adds to her full
crown1 ot laurels as a leading emo
tional screen star.
i HOTLYJONTESTED
Generally Thought ,; Most of
Recommendations. Will Be
' ; Before Lawmakers. '
CHANGES SUGGESTED
Brief Outline of the System Prepared
; ! 'By the State Commission to Be
; Enacted Into Law , by , the .
Oregon Legislature.
, (By Associated Press.) .
' SALEM, Oregon, Jan. 21. A bill
that, in one way or other, affects al
most every state department or com
mission and is lllcoly. to. become, one
ot the hotly contested measures of
the legislative session, Is that carry
ing out the recommendations ot the
consolidation commisioh. John H.
Carkin, of Medford, attorney and
member of the commission, is here
with the bill." It will bo considered
by the Joint consolidation committee
of the two houses and while the com
mission does hot expect the legisla
ture to adopt all its recommenda
tions, most of them probably will find
their way into the measure that
finally goes before the law-makers for
approval. ' . '
i The recommendations of the com
mission briefly "are: "
; First. Submission to the electorate
of a constitutional amendment creat
ing the office of lieutenant governor.
Second: That the auditing powers of
the secretary of state be broadened
and that he b.e relieved of serving on
boards and committees, when It Is
necessary to submit accounts which
he participates In contracting. Third':
Abolition of the state jprinting board,
the office of stato printer and secre
tary to the board and the creation of
the office of a superintendent of
printing and supplies,; appointed by
the governor. Fourth: That the state
tax commission be abolished and the
.. U ....atari with nnvaf tn fill-
Point a single salaried commissioner,
to constitute, with;, two deputies, i a
board which 'may hear appeals frbrn
county boards of.equnllzation. Fifth:
Creation of a new board of education
of seven members to replace me pres
ent educational aeoncles and a reduc
tion in the number of regents for
state institution"; also that the su
perintendent of public instruction be,
appointed Instead of elected. Sixth:
Merging of all labor agencies into the
state industrial accident commission,
to consist of a single commissloHand
two deputies.- Seventh: Creation of
a commission of health and. consoli
dation of all existing health agencies
with the department. Eight: Crea
tion or the state department of agri
culture and consolidation with It of
the state . fair boaro of agriculture,
lime board, seed! board, livestock
sanitary board, stallion registration
board and agricultural duties of the
dairy and food commission. Ninth:
Creation of a department of tradej
and commerce with the corporation
commissioner, insurance commission,
banking department, public service
commission, weight and meisures de
partment, grain Inspection 'depart
ment; and pilot commission merged'
Into it. Tenth: Creation of the de
partment of public welfare with the
loard of control and parole board,
merged Into It. Eleventh: Creation
of the department of ipublle works'
ind domain with jurisdiction iover
the water board, desert land board,
highway commission bureau of mines,
forestry board, fish and game com-,
mission and1 abolition of the conser
vation commission and the geo
graphic bord. Twelfth: Civil service
i emulations Tor all state employees be
low the cl.lef duty, who shall be. ap
pointive and subject to removal for
any reason, Including political. Thir
teenth: Enactment ot a law prohibit
ing nepotism. - .
SALEM, Jan. 21. Members of the
legislature have' indicated that there
will be some opposition to the pass
age of Senator Orton's measure creat
ing a department of state police, on
the grounds of unwarranted expense.
The bill Is expected to find support
from many legislators from that fact
that it is In line with a recommen
dation of Governor Wlthycombe. .
The Ortod bill calls for an approp
riation of sixty thousand dollars, or
as much of that amount as appears
to be necessary; to put the depart
ment In operation. Further It calls
for a superintendent at a salary of
$3000 per year, a deputy superinten
dent at $2400 and twelve police at
salaries of $1500 each, a total of
$23,400 annually In salaries.
One of the purpose for which the
police would be created, as set forth
in the bill, Is to aid in enforcing the
prohibition law. The arsument will
be made against this on the ground
that nation-wide prohibition soon will
be established, mailing a state police
organization unnecessary for enforce
ment of anti-liquor laws. -
County Commissioner W. E. St.
John was In the city today from 8u
therlln looking after business matters.
CITY WINS CASE
Defendant Questions Justice
- of Decision Attempts
w "i ( Argument. .
$10 FINE IS IMPOSED
Dr. Rulter Asks That Fine Re Mode
Large Enough to Warrant Appeal
of Case. Request Refused.
' - Installment tlicn' Asked. '
' City Recorder R. L. Whipple, this
morning rendered his decision in the
case of the City of RoaeDurg against
Dr. V. L., Rulter, who conducts the
Roseburg Sanitarium in which the
city charged Dr. Rulter with viola
tion of section 7 of ordinance 700,
which provides for the immediate re
porting of all contagious or infectious
diseases, by the person treating the
same. Recorder Whipple found the
defendant guilty as charged in the
complaint and sentenced' him to pay
a fine of ten dollars. Dr. Rulter
made a speech of considerable length
in which be complained of the In
justice of the decision and attempted
to argue- the case with Recorder
Whipple, but that official refused to
argue, stating that he. had heard all
the evidence and had given it most
careful consideration. Dr. Ruiter
then asked the Recorder to make the
fine large enough, that the defendant
might appeal the case to the circuit
court;' -According to the law, a case
of the nature of the one at issue, can
not be appealed to the circuit court
unless the fine imposed is. $20
more. The Recorder refused to re-i
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whereupon Dr. Rulter made the city
judge a proposition; that the doctor
be allowed to pay his fine at the
rate of one dollar a month or else
the defendant would: lay the fine out
.in Jail.. The recorder told the doc
tor that If he thought that the doc
tor's financial condition warranted
j ny such request that he, the Ro
corder would be glad to accommodate
hlin.: Dr. Rulter said: "I can prove
that I am not-able to jpay the -fine,"
"All right," said Recorder Whipple,
,Tsubmit your., proofs. " This ended
the dialogue between the defendant
and the city judge, : -
Later In the day Dr. Ruiter appear
ed before . Recorder,. . Whipple .. and
stated' that fiewould mail a check
covering the fine and cost in the case.
OPEN STUDIO IN TOWN
As soon as the Influenza situation
Is sufficiently improved the people of
Roseburg, who enjoy dancing, will
have the opportunity of 'participating
in a serieB of dancing carnivals,
which Theodore and Lillian Newman
will; conduct here. Their program
for a number of yeara has been to
spend the winter in tourist hotels In
the south and the summer In New
England, Mr. Newman says that they
"Intend to cater to'-people, who -desire
to learn and take pleasure In
dancing the latest dances, such as the
Pershing Sohottlsche, Broadway Fox
Trot, American One-Step, Roosevelt
Throe-Step, Old Fashioned Waltz,
and others. The day of the jazz
dance is over,' and dancing now. tends
toward simplicity and! foot work ra
ther than vulgar body movements."
Mr. Newman studied Spanish dancing
under Mile. Ronee, of Paris; and
Russian dancing under Baraban, for
merly ballot master to the Shuberts.
Mr, and Mrs. Newman, have opened
a studio tor private Instruction to
Individuals, both adults and children,
in the Perkins building. - -.
BE
SUSPENDED FEB. T
PORTLAND, Jan. 21. All coal
prices and zone regulations on coal
and coke will be suspended February
1, by the Fuel Administration, ac
cording to advices received by Fuel
Administrator Fred J. HolmeB, from
Washington. An exception Is made
In the case of Pennsylvania anthra
cite, which will remain subject to the
present regulations. The price regu
lations refer to any prices, margins of
wholesalers, commissions of agents
and retail margins and prices, over
which the Fuel Administration has
had control for the last year.
The zoning system has been in ef
fect since March 1918 and has re
sulted In the avoidance of much
waste In transportation. Distribu
tion has been prohibited beyond the
limits of each zone, except through
special permit issued by the Federal
Administration.
Joe Copeland, Roy Fare and
Charles Fisher Arrested
At Oakland Today. :
CHARGES ARE SERIOUS
Fisher Arraigned and Asks For Time
' to Secure An Attorney Others
1 , to Be Arraigned Later Onk
, .'.. . land! Visitor Is Robbed.
' Sheriff Quine .and S. P. detectives
Frank Rogers and Maurice Coturrl
went to Oakland this morning, where
they arrested Roy Fare, an . Italian,
and Charles Fisher and' Joe Copo
land. Fare and Fisher are S. P. sec
tion hands and are arrested; on. a
charge of robbery, while Copeland Is
charged with the Illicit sale of liquor.
The three are accused of taking
Frank Lopez, a Mexican, for an au
tomobile ride Saturday, selling hi in
the booze and later robbing him of
approximately 70. Lopez is being
held here as a witness against the
young men accused of the crime.
Charles Fisher was arraigned this af
ternoon before Justice of the Peace
I. B. Riddle and asked for time to
secure an. attorney, which was grant
ed him. The other two will be ar
raigned later.
Oakland was the scene of 'another
robbery, last Friday night, when Mr.
Frank Ackley who was sleeping In a
tent on the lawn of the hotel con
ducted by Mrs. DuBois, was relieved
of a wallet containing in the neigh-
nornooa or sizu, some person or per-
---- " mo
night and taking the money from his
i ctlnf!; ."J- Ackley formerly re-
sided at Oakland, and was visiting
mere at ine time tne robbery occur
red'. He Is now a resident of Myrtle
Creek.."., 4. (-"....-..-ii- --' '
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(By Associated Press, 1
DUBLIN, Jan. 21. The Sinn Fein
neseniblym'et "at-'the Mansion House
today and issued a declaration of In
dependence. Establishment of ar
Irish republic was announced, and a
demand' was made for the evacuation
or Ireland by all British garrisons.
RELIEF Fl
APPEARS TO DWINDLE
.. .. - (By Associated Press.)
SALEM, Jan. 21. The bill approp.
rlatlng one hundred thousand dollars
for the relief of returning sailors and
soldiers passed the house again this
morning, but indications now are
that the senate may trim the ap
propriation to $50,000. . ,
KILLS , , , , ,
KILLS HUSBAND AND
'"ESCAPES INDICTMENT
(By Associated Press.)
MINBOLA, N. J., Jan. 21. The
grand Jury here failed1 to indict Mrs.
Marie Lebaudy, who shot and killed
her husband a few. days ago. The
couple had separatea, and Lebaudy
sought out his wire and forced his
way Into the house. A loaded gun
was found on his person nftor the
shooting. ,
LEAGUE SKEPTICAL
LONDON, Dec. 11. (Correspond
ence of the Associated Press.) Dean
Inge of St. Paul's Cathedral, speak
ing at a meeting, here of the British
Italian Leaguoi- recounted a conver
sation he had the other day with an
Intelligent Japanese about the Lea
gue of Nations. .
' The Japanese asked the Dean If he
thought the league would succeed. "I
don't know," the lattor replied, "but
I think we should try it.'.'
"Then," Dean Inge went on to re
late, "he said: "We Japanese con
sider that wo are. a highly civilized
nation, yet If we want to go out tut
colonists to the United StatOB or Au
stralia, we are prevented from dnln:;
so by laws, I want to ask whethor
It we consont to disarm and Join a
League of Nations these disabilities
will be removed or not?"
"I was obliged to say, 'I nm afraid
not. That Is a working man's ques
tion, and as long as the Japanese
workman gives better valuo for his
wages than the European or Ameri
can br Australian workman, they will
shrink from oo violence to keep you
out.' To that the Japanese replied,
' Well, then, why should we disarm
aud join a League of Nations.'
i "That," commented the speaker,
"is just one of the difficulties which
beset ub. There are a good1 many
supporters of the League of Nations
who are by no means lovers of peace
at heart. They only want another
kind of war than that through which
the world has been (passing."
Dean Inge said, the League of Na
tlons was a remarkable instance ot a
Utopian dream, which aprarently waB
about to materialize. '..'"
''
GOVERNOR SATISFIED
HIGHWAYMEMBERS
SALEM, Jan. 20. There will be
no change In the personnel of the
State Highway. Commission. W. L.
Thompson, of Pendleton, whose term
expires March 31, will be promptly
reappointed. . .
This became definitely known to
day alter vague rumors bad sprung
up about the capltol to the effect
that Thompson might be called upon
to retire with the expiration of his
term.
A query to the Governor effectually
dissipated these rumors. "I am high
ly satisfied with the State Highway
Commission," declared the Governor,
"and I don't believe that Its person
nel could be Improved upon. I shall
reappoint Mr. Thompson at the ex
piration of his term."
Mr. Benson's term expires a year
later, and the term of Mr. Boot a a
year later than that of Mr. Benson.
S VARY RE
GARDING OLD BILL
AMERONGEN, Dec ' . 30. (Cor
respondence of the Associated Pross.)
Opinion as to what should be done
with William! Hohenzollern, formerly
German, emperors-Is mery much . di
vided in Holland, even In the extreme
south eastern corner of the province
of Utrecht, where Is situated the
castle of Amerongen, Hohenzollern's
temporary abode. , Here the rural
population contentedly lives' under
the rule of the gentry, who -owned
the land around for generations. An
opportunity to observe the division of
sentiment was aiTordea-the Associat
ei Press correspondent when he
sought lodgings for the night In a
-small village hotel. Seated about the
office were half a dozen villagers.
After the stranger had been eyed
a while with the furtive suspicion of
the rustic towards the townsman
talk drifted back to its former chan
nel Hohonzollern. ''What do peo
ple hereabouts think of him?" the
correspondent asked.
"Think of him? He should be
clapped In jail, and hanged," rapped
out a sharp faced man fiercely.
"That's what I think of him."
'Nay, neighbor," expostulated a
fat complacent man, who looked like
a prosperous cattle dealer oozing
with war profits, 'he don't ' deserve
all that, suroly." '
"What?" ejaculated the first man.
"A feller who had- millions of people
killed In them battles."
"What I say Is", broke in the
cattleman, "he always gave thanks
to the Almighty. He always praised
God. - You can see It In the papers.
And that's a fit and1 proper thing to
do. There are many worse than he,
and it wasn't his fault alone that all
thorn ipeoplo wero killed,,. , Wfhat do'
you say, Landlord?"
"Aye, that may be true,"- said the
landlord diplomatically, "He had Mb
faults, I dare say. But I do say, 'tis
a Bad come-down for a gentleman- In
his position!" And he. shook his
gray head.
- "Pshaw!" said the Bharp-faced
man. You bet, he lacks for nothing.
He lives on the fat o' the Innd. He
gets all he wants, and more. Cur-'
rant bread he gets every day, and
Jam and tea.- Folks like that never
lack for nothing, eh!'
Tho village carpenter thus addresB
ed cast a disapproving look over the
assembly. "I don't hold with royalty
and Buch, he growled slowly through
his teeth, which gripped his pipe like
a vise. There's old' Paul Kruger.
I never could abide him. When he
came to Utrecht I was working at
the hotel where he was staying. Anil
twice every day, every day, he had
not puaaing! Now r call that sinful
it's scandalous. It oughtn't be al
lowed." DEATH OF WALLA WALLA LADY
I B. Riddle, secrotary of tho Elks
lodge In this city, received a wire Into
today from tho Bllts Lodgo at Walla
Walla, stating that tho mother of A.
A. Wilder, who has boen ill nt tho
nortnoi n city for some time, had died
there today. The funeral will bo
hold tomorrow, afternoon. Mr. Wil
der loft hero sevoral days ago and
was nt the bedside of his mother
wncn tne onu came.
LID IS CLAMPED
E
City Council Refuses. to Lift.
1 Bah Present Conditions
Considered Good.
DISEASE IS A MYSTERY
Disposltfefc On Uie Part , ot Harry
Cook to Get Concessions Fails
! to Sway City Fathers Coun.
try "Hops" Tabooed.
All who would' look at the Spanish
influenza epidemic as a Joke when
implied to the ball room, or would
compare the dance hall to. other joy- '
vul amusements, must now, confess -that
the city fathers take an entire
ly different view of the matter. There
will be no dancing In a pubilo way,
at any rate untll that) monster de
mon known by its abbreviated cog
nomen as the "flu has been com
pletely eradicated from our midst.
i The, City; Council is perfectly sat
isfied with matters as they now stand
and do not intenu to open any loop
holes where a "flu" germ may find
a' resting place In the lungs of those
peraons who would brave the atmos
phere of a party dance, or any other
kind, .In defiance of- a disease that
seems to 'have the best Informed phy
sicians of the world, baffled. Mayor
Stewart would' not assume any re
sponsibility, for a iproper diagnosis
of the disease, and when Harry Cook,
who had previously petitioned . the
council tor the privilege of opening
the dances In the city, stating that he
thought the city council was dlscrlm- .
lnatlng In the matter of closing pub
lic amusement places, the Mayor '
"peepedi" over his glasses, and with
a look of satisfaction, Informed. Mr.
Cook that he was . "Jake': ' on the
"flu"':ban, so far as It concerned pub
lic dances. He didn't know that any
discrimination was being shown, but
that he was perfectly satisfied wltn
the report of the judiciary committee
which at last night's meeting, strong
ly recommended that, tho dance be
classed 'as a "flu" incubator capable
of manufacturing germs and passing
them from one person to another as
fast as a Yankee soldier could mani
pulate a gattllhg'guri. -
City1 Health Officer Shoemaker was
present at the meeting and was called
upon for expert testimony In refer
ence to whether or not he considered
dancing conducive to spreading In
fluenza germs, the doctor calmly ad- -mltted
there was grave danger, but
was Inclined to be perfectly fair In
the matter . and' showed a desire to '
lift the ban as soon as conditions be
come normal.' He further, stated that
It was his opinion 'that the 'county
officials should co-operate with the "
city and put a stop to dances being
held In any, part of the 'county until '
the epidemic had passed Into history.
The matter of Btrict quarantine is
very important just. so long as the
present Btate or affairs exist and only
by the full co-operation of physicians
and the public generally can the dis
ease germs- be- dispelled, . The con
ditions locally seem to be very flat
tering, but the concensus of opinion
bears out the tact there should be no
loqpholos left open for the Influenza
to again fasten its fangs, upon the
publio and every effort will be made
to control the disease 'and. keep the
number of victims down to the min
imum. ';".'
A refund of assessments for street
work against the property o? Lesllo
Hell, Sadie Parslow and Mrs. Adam
Fisher was ordered paid. The sever
al amounts aggregate the : siim of
$205. - ' '
- The following motor libus' bonds
were approved by the council: C. A.
Friend, J. B. King, Clarence A. Cof
tel Frank Shields, B. F. Shields, M.
O. Williams, D. R. Troxell, H., Guest,
U C. Goodman, F. H. Smith and A. '
Mahoney.
LILAC CIRCLE W. 0.- W.
Lilac Circle No. 49, W. 0,; W., at
Its regular meeting Monday night In
stalled the following officers: Guar
dian neighbor, Edith Churchill; Advi
sor, Prudle ..Hldlnger; .;. Magician,
Grace Spencer; Clerk, Tlllle i. John-,
son; Banker, Maudle Fields; Attend
ant, Madge Buchanan: , Captain ot
Guards', Minnie Matthews; fnner Sen
tinel, Ada Payton; Outer Guard, Ket
tle Pickens; MuBlclan, Lulu Lindsay;
Managers, Maggie Phillips! Lucllo
Strickland, M. Fickle; Press Cor
respondent, Tlllle I. Johnson. Min
nie Mathews acted as instiling of
ficer. After installation, games wero
played atter which all did Justice to
an oyster supper. ,
- Miss Grace MoCauley of Albany, Is
In the city visiting at the home of
hor sister, Mrs. Roderick McCauley,
on Brockwny street.. The young lady
will romaln here a week.