The evening news. (Roseburg, Douglas County, Or.) 1909-1920, February 19, 1919, Page 1, Image 1

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    ' a
Pull for a bigger, better
and more prosperous
Roseburg and Douglas
Tonight and Thursday, Bain.
Warmer Tonight. -
Highest temp, yesterday........ 45
Lowest temp, last night 34
The Only Paper in Roseburg Carrying Associated Press Dispatches '
NO. 43
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Believes Wounds Are Not
Especially Dangerous
In Themselves.
I'olire Believe That Man Is a ItuHsInn
Premier Grappled With Fellow
Following the Shooting Offi
cers Facing Courtmartial.
(The Associated Press.)
PARIS. Feb. 19. An attempt was
made this morning to murder George
Clemenceau, the aged But vigorous
.premier of France, who was shot and
slightly wounded Dy a man supposed
to be a Russian. The shooting oc
curred just as the premier was en
tering his automoDiie ror a onve.
Five shots were fired in raipid suc
cession and the asaasBin made no
special attempt to escape after the
attack. It was first thought that
Premier Clemenceau had been shot
in the head, but later It developed
that the wounds were in the back and
shoulder. . The wounds are not con
sidered' especially '.ngerous.
The assailant of Premier Clemen
ceau was arrested, but not until the
crowd which quickly gathered at the
scene had severely beaten tlie wouiu
'be murderer.- The fellow is an or
dinary looking man, dressed as a
workman, and gave his name as
Emil Cottin, aged 25, and nlleged he
was born at Creil. The police are in
clined to think the assassin is a Rus
sian, and' is tall and fair complexion
ed, with long light hair.
Policeman Goursat, who was pres
ent with the premier when the shoot
Ine occurred, was wounded in the
right eye in the fight, and in a state
.ment to the Associated Press said the
premier rushed up to the assasln
and grappled with him. Another wit
ness to the shooting, a barber, al
leged he heard the first . shot am'
thought it might be some American
soldier firing into the air as they
are in the habit of frequently doing.
Police officers took She assassin from
the crowd and hastened him to the
city (prison.
The United States ambassador and
other officials of the diplomatic
corps Immediately went to the pre
mier's home to ascertain the extent
of his Injuries, but it is given out
that unless complications set in,
which are possible due to his advanc
ed age, there is no danger of fatal
Physicians who examined the gun
shot wounds state that the bullet en
tered the left shoulder and' passed
across to the right, where It had been
located, but It had not yet been re
moved. The premier coughs a great
five shots took effect. Two of them
from the lungs. He was on his way
to a conference with United States
delegates when attacked.
LONDON, Feb. 19. Emil Cettln,
who shot Premier Clemenceau, is
known as a dangerous anarchist, ac
cording to a Paris dispatch, and the
man takes all the responsibility for
the. shooting. Three bullets of the
five shots took efect Two of them
grazed the right arm and' right
hand, the third penetrating the pre
mier's shoulder.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. The trans
port, Canopic, docked here today
with over 1200 men of the 162nd in
fantry of the 41st division. These
troops are recri ited in Oregon.Wash-
ington, Montana, Idaho, and Wyom
ing, and .composed of former national
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. Secre
tary Daniels has ordered trial by
courtmartial of two naval officers
One of the men, a medical officer.
Is charged with taking a thousand
dollar bribe for passing an applicant
not physically qualified for the du
ties he sought. The other case in
volves a five liundred dollar bribe
to secure detail permitting the appli
cant to remain at home Indefinitely.
Two other cases are developing, but
no names were mentioned in either
of the actions.
BUTTE, Feb. 19. A small Are.
believed to have been started by
strikers or sympathizers, threatened
the Speculator mine for a short time
today, but was controlled before it
got much headway.
Commandant Markee today re
ceived a wire from his two sonB.
Ohauncey and Roy Markee, who are
with the 69th comptny stating they
had arrived safely at Newport- News
and' were mighty anxious to get back
to the Webfoot state.
Covenant Proposed League of
Nations Is Misleading
and Indefinite.
Coastwise Strike of Metal Trades Un
ionists ' Is Probable Govern
ment W1U Not Advance Wages
While Strike Is On.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. Senator
Polndexter, of Washington, republi
can. in a nrenared address in the sen
ate today declared' that entrance of
tine United States Into the proposed
league of nations would mean the
surrender of American rights, privi
leges, and sovereignty, and the aban
donment of the Monroe doctrine and
is a direct violation of the consti
tution. Toindexter said that the cov
enant or constitution of the proposed
league of nations is Indefinite, un
certain, and- the legal machinery it
nronoses to set in motion is 'simi
lar to the soviet government of Rus
sia." The senator declared that the
matter should be submitted to the
people of the United States in a po
litical campaign, where it should be
made an issue, and then the voters
could settle the proposition with
satisfaction to themselves. Other
wise, asserted Senator Polndexter,
self government in the United
States will have disappeared."
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. Repre
sentatives of the governments of Si
beria. Archangel, Southern Russia,
according to a dispatch to the Rus
sian embassy, today handed the
peace conference at Paris a formal
rejection of the proposal that they
meet with the BolBheviki and other
Russian delegates at Princess Island.
SALTM, Feb. 20. The house to
day passed the Crawford bill pro
viding for greater speed in counting
ballots at elections. Provision is to
be made for opening the ballot boxes
every half hour.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 No ship
building wage advances are being
considered, according to Director
PORTLAND, Feb. 19. The Paci
fic Coast metal trades conference is
voting today on the wisdom of callin'g
a coastwise strike of the shipbuild
ing mechanics. The result of the
vote may not be announced until to
morr iw.
SEATTLE, Feb. 19. Dr. Mar
shall, representing Director Plez, the
head of the emergency fleet, an
nounced today that all striking work
men must return to their employ
ment under previous conditions be
fore the government will consider
any demands. Meantime, no ship
yards will be permitted to open. The
boilermakers and iron shipbuilders
have decided to stand with the strik
On Saturday evening In the Rose
burg High School Gymnasium the
girls basket ball team of Benson met
the girls basket Dan team ot tne Wil
bur High School. Although the Wil
bur Klrls were at a disadvantage be
cause of the larger floor and higher
baskets, in the first half they suc
ceeded in keeping the Benson girls
from scoring and In making four
points for themselves. In the second
half the playing was even faster than
the first half, the Benson girls scor
ing four points andi the Wilbur girls
scoring eight, so that when time was
called, the final score stood 12 to 4
In favor of the visiting team.
Miss Vernita Kohlhagen refereed
the game. XX
W. D. Bayless, of Albany, arrived
In this city last night in response to
a telegram announcing the death of
hiB son, who passed away yesterday
evening as a result of a wound, in
flicted by a large calibre rifle, in the
head. Mr. Baylese says, there Is
nothing to support a motive for sui
cide and he is at a loss to account
for the injury which caused his son's
Judge Hamilton Sets Ter
O'clock Tomorrow Morning
For Passing Sentence.
Tine Hills Found lly Grand Jurj
Against W. R. Brantley, Alius
I. 11. Murphy and Joo
Abccne Today.
After deliberating for about five
hours the jury in the caBe of th
State against Langford, accused o!
rape, returned a verdict of guilty and
10 o'clock tomorrow morning was set
by Judge Hamilton as the hour foi
passing sentence. . Testimony of the
most sensational nature was Intro
duced and-those present stated the
case was clear for conviction. The
jury bad little trouble arriving al
its verdict and 'conviction was se
cured on the first ballot.
This afternoon the grand jury re
turned true bills against W. R
Brantley alias P. R. Murphy and also
agaist Joe Abeene. Brantley oper
ated here as a Belf-alleged timber and
real estate speculator and attempted
to secure money from W. A. Bogard,
a local real estate agent. He is
wanted at -several places in Califor
nia on charges of larceny, forgery
and attempts to obtain money under
false pretense, the latter charge be
ing the one which he is charged in
tflie local court.
Abeese is charged with assault
with a dangerous weapon, his moth
er-in-law, a resident of Sutherlin.
claiming that he attempted to shoot
her with a rifle and that he made
threats against her life.
The circuit court was busy this af
ternoon hearing the-testlmony in the
case of Travis vs. Wilkins, a case in
which Travis, a farmer of the Leona
vicinity, alleges that he contracted
with the. defendant for a shipment of
hay and that when the purchase ar
rived it proved to be straw. Samples
were introduced as. testimony and the
jurors have been called upon to ex
ercise their agricultural knowledge.
Judge Hamilton today signed the
motion continuing the case of the
"Rev." Cline until next term of court
on account of the illness of the de
fendant's attorney, Dexter Rice. An
affidavit was presented by Dr. K. L.
Miller eta ting that Mr. Rice .could
not a) pear on account of his health
while Attorney John Long, assistant
counsel for the defnse, made affida
vit that the case could not be tried
without the presence of Attorney
Rice and that if forced to work in
the court room the strain wcftild
seriously jafect thfj 'health of the
latter. District Neuner offered no
opposition and the motion was allow-
Deputy Sheriff Raffety this morn
ing received word from Portland that
George B. Lewis, who was arrested
here last fall, had been convicted in
the federal court and was sentenced
to serve 10 months in Jafl and pay
a fine of $1200. Mr. Lewis and wife
had made five trips to California
in their automobile, bringing back
a dozen case of liquor on each occas
ion. They were arrested here on
their last trip and were turned1 over
to the federal authorities for prose-.
cution. Mrs. Lewis was- not sen
tenced. Mr. Raffety will probably
leave tonight as a witness before the
federal grand jury in the case of
Owen and Harry Baker who are also
facing a charge of Illicit liquor traf
fic. The Baker Bros., who are al
leged to, be ring leaders of a gang of
bootleggers, are now under sentence
on two charges of viola-ion of the
Mann act.
W. D. Cowan, of Yoncalla. was
looking after business matters here
John Lystul, a well known citizen
of Glendale, was In town for a few
hours Tuesday.
I C. W. Jones, manager of the Ore
gon Agricultural Limestone Co.,
whose quarries are near Olengary,
spent a few hours in town Tuesday;
I afternoon.
Injury Believed to Be Self
Inflicted Caused Death "
of Young Man.
Inquest ..Will ..(Be ..Held ..Tomorrow
(Morning At Undertaking Parlors .
And Funeral in Afternoon
At Coles Valley.
William Bayless, who was . shot
through the head yesterday morning,
died last night at about 6 o'clock,
having lived for almost ten hours.
The coroner's inquest will be. held at
10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the
Undertaking Parlors, where the body
now lies and the funeral will take
place at 1:30 p. m. at Coles Valley,
where the deceased formerly resided.
" It is generally agreed that the case
is one of Buicide, but friends and re
latives of the young man are at a
loss to arrive at a motive for self
destruction. He has been m the best
of health with the exception of the
last few nights and has no financial
matters to cause him worry.
' HIb father W. D.; Bayless arrived
last night from Albany and said he
could not understand why his son
should have committed the rash act.
He resided in Albany until a few
years ago, when Ihe came to Coles;
Valley and Btarted working on vari
ous farms in that vicinity and in a
short time leased a place for him
self.. He made good and within a
few months had built up a very pay
ing place and was very pleased with
his work. . . '
He was drafted late In the fall of
bhe year 1918 and immediately sold
his place and went into the service
at inpewWfftvwherehewa4
sent to Fort Stevens, assigned to a
Coast Artillery Company. He re-:
mained at Fort Stevens, until his
discharge, which was given him in
December. He then returned to Rose
burg and' after a short rest leased
the Conine farm on Oak Creek. He
had put in his crons and was looking'
forward to a very prosperous year.
His wife who is staying at the
Grand Hotel, states that there has
been no family trouble of any kind
and that he has never suffered from
dispondency. She s ft ted that he had
been restless and unable to deep for
several nights, but that his general
health was very good'.
Witnesses will be called for the in
quest from the Oak' Creekvlclnlty,
but it is very doubtful if any Iigfot
will be shed on the mysterious case.
One of the most valuable histories
of the State of Oregon, has just been
published by Prof. John B. Homers,
formerly a resident and school prin
cipal In Roseburir, now Professor of
History In the Oregon Agricultural
College at Gorvallls. The volumn
was written largely from first jjour
ces, the author having been person
ally familiar with the Oregon Coun
try for over half a century. Many
events however, were obtained from
Interviews with men who have been
closely associated with the growth of
the state, among them being Curator
George H. Hlmes, Hon. Dinger Her
man, Hon. John 0111, Mr. Leslie M.
Scott, Mr. Frederick V. Holman, Mr.
T. C. Elliott and Capt. O. C. Apple
gate. . The book contains accountB of
over Ave hundred incidents which are
relative to the historical importance
of Oregon. The volume divides It
self Into five epochs of History deal
ing with the early explorations, the
settlement of Oregon, the Provision
al Government, Territorial Govern
ment and the State.
The Umpqua Sportsmen's" Club
will give their annual Ball at the Ar
mory, Friday evening, February 28,
You only have to recall their other
events, to know that this Ball will
he the event of the season. NO effort
will be spared to give every one the
best time of thefrf live. Every body
is Invited. The proceeds If any are
left, will be used to keep our rivers
and creeks open to local fishermen
and anglers and our Fish and Game
from being commercialized, to the
exclusion of the people.
Men In the Army Treated Like
Slaves While the Officials
Revel In Luxury.
Wounded Soldiers Launder Clothes
Conditions at Brest Revolting
President Nearby Hobnob
Ing With Royalty.
If there yet remained ; anything
to arouse the American people to the
utter lack of democracy exercised In
the democratic exponents of the
term, and, to show the autocratic
trend of: the administration, from
President Wilson clear down to the
most vociferous understrapper, it is
the following arraignment of the pre
sident and his policies, taken from
an eastern exchange: ,
If the American people,-and par
ticularly parents of the brave boys
who gave up their arniB or legs to
eave our -country, realized the atro
cious treatment now being accorded
to those boys, other subjects than
dreams of idealists would be discuss
ed in the United: States.
While the president, who is their
commander-in-chief, rolls in regal
luxury and splendor unparalleled in
the annals of extravagance, these
grand, chivalrous boys, that went
from, home last year in the vigor of
young manhood but are now hope
lessly mangled for life, endure squa
lor and destitution- that beggar de
scription. The following news Item appeared
conspicuously on the front page of
The Washington Evening Star, Jan
uary .25:
After losing arms or legs fighting
to-sawtthe country Irom the - rav
ages of the Hun, Uncle Sam's de
fenders, now patients at Walter Reed
Hospital, are obliged to wash their
own clothes, pay for the work or
leave it undone. If they wash their
own clothes they are afforded no fa
cilities, for the operation. They must
use the common bathtubs attached
to the wards to which they aro as
signed. The bathtubs are also used
for bathing, because many of the pa
tients are as yet unable to use the
shower. They are not sufficiently
advanced towards recovery. The
shock of the shower would have a
bad effect upon them.
The regulations, one of tJhe officers
said, do not provide for the launder
ing by the government, or at gov
ernment coBt, of the clothes of the
men who are able to attend to thoir
own laundry. If the men find the
work irksome all they need to do
Is to have their clothes nent .o a
city laundry and pay for the rnrk
.In the regular way at the regular
Ab many of the men have not been
paid for several months and are with
out funds, the question of their pay
ing to have their laundry done is
eliminated. ' " '
As a one-armed' man yesterday
was washing his shirt in the bath
tub, he remarked to a reporter he
was Bure that this great, rich country
for the safety of which he had, In
common with scores of thousands of
othorB, given his blood, did not de
sire that the crippled Boldfers should
do their own washing. A group of
bIx or seven men, all leaning on
crutches, each shorn of a leg. awaited
their turn at the common clothes
washing bathtub and good naturedly
urged him to "carry on.'
That the dear boys In uniform are
equally neglected and subjected to
outrage overseas Is partly disclosed
by this dispatch of an eye wltnoss
which appeared in The Washington
.Post, or a recent issue.
Many, nTa'ny thousands American
eoldiers are awaiting transportation
home at Brest under living condl
tlons of such Intolerable wretched
ness and misery that one marvels at
the patience and discipline that keop
them from breaking into open re
bellion. The concentration camp where
these splendid American hoys are
kept like wild beasts Is three miles
from Brest over one of the bleakest
roads to Brltany. It covers an area
about a square mile between 600
and 700 acres of swamp. Most or;
the tents are old and thin and poor
.in quality and leak continually under
the pouring rain which falls steadily
In Biittany at this season of the year.1
None of these tents are ditched, and
the splendid men, whose exploits the
'peopH at home tore complacently
applauding, are obliged to put their
bedding rolls down In the mire on
the bare ground that Is continually
flooded. There is not dry spot la
(Continued on page 4.)-
Statement Says That It Is
Planned to Pave Thorough
fare For Full Length.
Amount of Work to be Done Depends
Jjorftoly On Cost of the MuterinJl
Xmoiuit of Available ljabor
and Other Necessities.
Favoring many badly nooded road
Improvements in Douglas County, R.
A. Booth, a member of the State
Highway Commission has prepared a
statement relative to the work In this
section and which was received today
by County Judge Mnrsters. The legis
lature Is now working on a bond
issue,, which is mentioned In the let
ter and if it Is passed, the Improve
ments suggested will undoubtedly be
come realities. The letter follows:
Mr. R. W. Marsters, County Judge,
Roseburg, Oregon.
Dear Sir:
Your letter of the 6th Inst, re
questing a statement relative to the
plan of the State Highway Commis
sion and Its attitude toward road
work in Douglas County, came in due
time to my desk and I regret that
absence from home, on account of
road business, has prevented earlier
, In so far, of course, as I possess
Information, I am not only willing
but pleased to communicate It. You,
however, will appreciate conditions
tihat make statements goneral in
some instances and opinions indivi
dual rather than authoritative. The
statements will be definite In all cases
where action has been taken or plans
definitely formulated. '
The most important task that can-J
fronts the Commission Is the comple
tion of the Pacific Highway; existing
statutes commit us to that work and
p ndlng bills emphasize it. Further
more It has the hearty support of the
Commission, because it is not only
an interstate and inter-county High
way, but a continuous market road
as well. !
The State has spent in Douglas
County, under Its own organization,
It has appropriated for work under
construction by the Federal Govern
ment between Canyonvllle and Gales
burg, $94,000.
- Appropriated but held up by war
conditions, for surfacing grades con
structed during 1918. $149,000.
Appropriate for contracts let
February 4th, $135,000.
There are several pieces of con
struction to which the Commission
Is committed by agreed policy, but
for which formal action has not been
taken; for Instance:
Overhead viaduct near Com stock
and grading 1.3 miles south thereof,
Grading south extension to Can
yon vIllo-Galosvillo, cooperative job,
to which Federal authorities declined
further aid, $40,000.
Surfacing 1919 grading between
Drain and Yoncalla, between Can
onvllle and Galcsville, and Olendale
cut-off, $111,600.
Other Important work, but less
definite as to Commlnslon action, but
which I favor and will bring to early
deflnito attention of the Commission,
and which appears In about the fol
lowing order of importance:
Grading for elimination of grade
crossing between Winchester and
Roseburg, and surfacing the same,
Grading to eliminate two grade
crossings near Shady Point, and sur
facing same, $10,000.
Grading of new location from Oak
land to Wilbur and1 surfacing same,
No estimate.
It appears Important, and I favor
early location of all parts of the
Highway not alroady acted upon
This Involves location south from the
present new grade near the Cala-
poola bridge at Oakland; location
south from the end of the new grade
near South Umpqua Bridge at Myrtle
Creek and from thence south to Can
(To be concluded tomorrow
Mr. and Mrs. Itlchard Wlllott and
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bates and two
children returned last evening from
Portland, whore- they had been to
meet their boys, who were with the
65th artillery. All the Roseburg boys
Sportsmen League Force Com
mittee to Reconsider Fish
- and Game Code.: :
Weakening of Suiiport is Shown By
The Fact That Measure Was Ac-
companicd lly Minority Re- - '
. port on Lost Appearance.
Indicative of tine thoroughness with
which the Douglas County Sport
men ' have conducted . their fight
against the FIhIi and Game Code
which It is claimed Bets up the Fish
and Game Commission as. a small
Government, Is the following letter
which wae sent by D. B. Bubar, Presi
dent of the local Association to every
member of the legislature. The bill
has been referred back to the Com
mittee three times comilig out twice
with a unanimous vote for its ap
proval the third time being accomp
anied by a minority report which
greatly weakens its position. It was
put up for third reading and1 was
again sent back and it is thought
that it will be finally killed In the
committee as there is a strong op
position to It. The letter follows:
'Save the Fish and Game Commis
sion from self destruction. Why de
legate it with unlimited and unrea
sonable power? Tthat in their indig
nation, the people will be forced to
abolish it, for self protection an fish
and game protection. -.-
"Senate Bill No. 216, sections 5,
7, 8 and 25 of House bill No. 375
(Game Code) are pernicious and Dan
gerous measures, for it proposes to
cloth the Fish and Game Commission
with,, unlimited, unnecessary and un
reasonable authority autocratic in its
tendenoies, . , l(Jj , r .
Section 8, of House Bill No. 375,
practically means the same as the
provisions of Senate BUI No. 216, ex
cept it Is hidden behind a cleverly
worded artifice,-. Section 8 (a) after
authorizing the Fish and Game Com
mision to make and declare rules and
regulations, its specifically provides:
(b) Every porson shall obey, observe
and comply with every order or rule
or Regulation made by the State
Board of Fish and Game Commis
sioners of Oregon, under the author
ity of till is act.' A penalty is. also
provided for the violation of any rule,
order or regulation.
Section 7, of House Bill No. 753,
(Game Code) autorizes the Fish and
Game Commission to 'fix the compen
sation of all Its officers, appointees
and employees'. This is dangerous
and unnecessary.
Section 26, House Bill No. 376,
(Game Code) provides; that no per
son, firm or corporation shall use any
electrical devise, appliance or current
which shall In any manner have a
tondence to retard, scare, frighten or
obstruct any fish, in their migration
or movements In any waters of the
state, 'without first having obtained
the consent of and a permit from,'
the State Game Warden.' (Why Is
t)h in authority necessary.
Senate Bill No. 216, wlch gives the
Fifth and Game Commission sweoplng
legislative powers, was Introduced by
Senator Farrol of Portland. The Ore
gon Voter of January 4, 1919, has
the following to say of Senator Far-,
roll: 'The Farrell Interests grew to
represent large timber holdings and
salmon packing enterprises. Today
Farrell Is president of the Deep River
Logging Co., The Pillar Hock Pack
ing Co., The Tnylor Sands Fish Co.,
The Columbia Fish Co., and the Chi
nook Investment Co. He Is vice
president of the AInska-Portland
Packer's Association and the Farrell
Investment Co.'
Who will benefit by this unusual
power given to a Board? What In
fluence Is behind this desperate effort
to delegate the Fish and Game Com
mlslon with such drastic authority?
What Is tho motive? This club with
Its full membership, backed up by
the people of this part of the state,
do protest against the enactment of
any of tho provisions herein men
tioned.' were well and happy and mighty
glad to be back on their native soil,
and after the cordial reception at
Portland loft early Tuesday morning
for Soatttlo, where they wfcro also
to be entertained and from there will
go to Camp LewU to be mustered out
of the sorvlce, which will probably
occur within the next two weeks, af
ter which they will at once return to
Roseburg. Sheriff Qulne and wife,
who were also at Portland, will re
turn tomorrow, Mr. Qulne being re
talned on official business.