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WESTON, OIIEGON. FRIDAY. OCT. 3, 1919
CLEAR UP DOUBT
CALIFORNIA THROW! OVIft ITS
LEADER, JOHNSON, AND
RALLlIt TO ISAOUB.
for period ui six niuiiiiia, mid tnen,
I," poltle, accept the council's advice.
.Dki .'ui;:. -. ihey lo refrain from
war I r further period of three
month an I nine months of "cooling
off," Ilia pfeldenl contended, would
prevent any armed conflict These clear
explanations sallsfled every reasonable
bearer and destroyed Ilia "Bug ebooa"
bird S-nator Johnson and others had
raised against tha l-eagtte. Through
rugged Nevada Into I'lah, tha land of
WEST GIVES HIM OVATION SZTiZS
" 1 with hint for tba League and per
All Doubtful Pastures af Pact Ara laanency of peace,
Explained Awsy By President and
Farmer Doubters Haettn te Olve .
Him Their tupped.
Major Thornton A. Mills ,
: jL I
IH In1pn4nt News Muru. form
erly Ml. Clemens New UurMU )
Aboard I'realdent Wilson's Special
Train A eoatlnuoue oration along the
Pacing eoaa and then on bla eastward
way back toward the capital waa given
to rrealdent Wllaon (a be came
toward the end of bla month daylong
apeakliif tour la behalf of the League
of Nations. California, particularly
the delightful City of Loa Angeles, went
wild la Ita enthoalatm for him and bla
advocacy of the League, and It waa
In that tete, perhaps, that he did bla
moat soeesssful mltalonary work,
lllram Johnson, Callfornla'a former
governor, bow ber United Btatea sena
tor, and considered by ber aa the moet
likely Republican candidate for the
prealdency In 1120. bad before, the ar
rival of rrealdent Wllaon, convinced
a great number of cltltena that the
League aa at preaent formulated wee
sot a good thing. He bad told them
W. 8. Hamilton, mayor, and It. L.
Whipple, recorder, of the city of Hose
burg, have filed with the atain engi
neers of fire an application for per-,
miction to appropriate Isn second feet
of water from the North I'mpqus riv
er for a mutilrlpal power plant.
OMAHA MOB TRIES
TO LYNCH MAYOR
Omaha. An attempt lo lynch Mayor
R. p. Smith waa made Runday after
noon by the mob which later banged
William Drown, negro.
The mayor had gone to the court
houee to consult with Sheriff Clark.
Emerging from Ihe rounthouae, he met
the mob and began to make an appeal
for law and order. Somebody ahouted
"lynch blm" and a member of -be
mob threw a rope around hla neck.
Half a doien men dragged the mayor
that the United Stales, becauae of It, half a block and threw the loose end
would be drawn Into every prtty 0f ,na rope over a trolley pole. ,
, i ' "'
European quarrel; he argued that we
would loae our aoverelgnty by Joining
with the European nailona. He bad
blamed the president for assenting to
the possession by Japan of the Pen In
sula of Shan Tung la China.
UREAU CHANOO NAMK
The Mount Clemens News
Bureau, which baa been furnishing
reports oa President Wilson's tour
la behalf of the League of Nations
to 1400 papers, baa adopted new
name and will hereatier be known
aa Tbe Independent Newa Bureau.
Twice they drew tbe msyor's body
from tbe ground. BOch time two po
lice officers cut the rope.
Fallowing the second attempt tbe
officers succeeded In getting the may
or Into a Mice motor car and rushed
blm to n surgeon's office nearby. Tha
mayor waa bleeding from hla mouth
and nose and. after a brief elimina
tion by physlclana. waa
taken to a
But Mr. Wilson, with clear logic and
with compelling eloquence, answered
to the entire satisfaction of Callfor
nla'a people every objection which
Senator Johnson had made to the
League. And thousands of the state's
elllsens deserted the Johnson stand
ard Imusdletely and rallied to tbe sup
port of tbe president. More than that,
they came forward and aald. "We
were agalnet you, Mr. President, but
you have cleared everything up and
now we are with yon heart and soul."
Still more than that, they let Senator
Johnson know Oat they were no
longer with him and that they disap
proved of the speaking tour which he
himself waa making In opposition to
the Leegue and ao powerful waa the
volume of publlo opinion which reach
ed him, that the senator almost lm
ARMY AID AUTHORIZED
Olcott Advlaed to Conynunloate With
Oen. Liggett In Emergency.
Ssli-nt. Or. What la taken as In
dicative of the polity that will be fol
lowed by the government In the future
In the handling of domestic disturb
ances la contained In telegram re
ceived by Governor Olcott from New
ton D. Baker, secretary of war.
Tbe governor le authorised to ask
General Liggett, commander or the
western department, for the use of
federal troops In tbe event ot troubles
within the state.
' While no reason la apparent for the
telegram at this time. It la believed
the federal government Is taking ev
ery possible precaution to forestall
disorder. Without the authority In
Secretary Bnker'a telegram It would
be necessary In the event of emer-
Major Thornton A. Mills la one of tbe prominent members of tbe 1919
Chautauqua Festival locture- staff, lie la one of the leading platform men
of the country and hie appuaranca this year on tbe Western Festivals la a
noteworthy ono. v
For the last year be baa been connected with tbe Air Sen-Ice of the
Army, working In tbe Spruce Production Division as organizer of tbe Loyal
Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen, a patriotic organization which accom
plished remarkable, results in tbe speeding up ot war work in the camps
and mills of the Northwest.
(Weston Chautauqua Festival -October 25-27-28-29-30.)
Twenty-three elementary schools Shipping ot sheep owned by ranch-
and six high schools of Lane county era in the Antelope and Maupin coun-
slill lack teachera. try from summer to winter range will
A. K. nowland, a well-known btral- be started from Bend this week,
ness man jof CorvaHis, died suddenly' At a special school election in O ro
of heart disease, aged 08. Ron City, $30,000 lu bonds waa voted
Construction work on tbe new unit for tbe immediate erection ot a gym-
of tho Kuguno Fruit Growers' associ
ation plant is almost complete.
The Clatsop County Iairynieu'a
leagtto announces an Increano In tho
price of milk of 40 cents a hundred.
A charter for a now bank at Maline,
Klamath county, to be known as the
State Bank of Mallue. has been issued.
The Cbemawa Indian school near
Sslem has among its scholars St young
Indiana from the Umatilla reservation.
Two 14-year-old girls, arrested by
the Portland police, have confessed to
Ihe robbery of 12 business houses of
W. W, Johns, Oregon pioneer of
1852. aud for many years a resident
ot Sslem. died following a stroke ot
With the opening of tha now pack
naslum and manual training school.
Strict enforcement of the curfew
and "after hour laws" to break down
the Juvenile delinquency has been or
dered by Major Baker of Portland.
Because of the great shortage of
labor In Douglas county prune and ap
ple growers have suffered loss amount
ing to several thousands of dollars.
Governor Olcott has received a tele
gram Inviting him to be present In
Portland on the occasion of the visit
there of the King and Queen of Bel
glum. It. L. Schee, formerly secretary of
the Prlneville chamber ot commerce,
haa been appointed to the position of
executive secretary of Tbe Dalles
Between 18,000,000 and 20,000,000
mediately abandoned bla tour. The "' 'or Hw governor first to appiy lng plnnt R0eburg now has throe big early spring Chinook salmon eggs will
Shan Tung question, because of tbe
intl Japanese feeling which undoubted
ly exists along the raclflo coast was
the most serious which the president
had to answer. He explained to the
people that he had been powerlesi to
prevent the rich peninsula from being
given to Japan. England and France,
through a secret treaty, bad promised
It to Japan for entering the war and
remaining In It. That treaty had to
be carried out Anyway It was not
China that was losing Shan Tung, but
Germany, which bad seised the terri
tory from China In 18(8 and held it
ever since. Japan bad promised, tne
to Secrotary Baker for military aid.
Higher Pay for Navy Men Urged.
Washington. Increased wages for
naval officers and enlisted men based
on a sliding scale giving the lower
paid officers and men the greater In
crease will be recommended to con
gress by Secretary Daniels when he
appears before the senate and bouse
prune racking establishments in full
Judgo Harry II. Bolt of Polk county
donned overalls and went to work In
the orchards to help harvest the big
Julius II. Barnes, United States
wheat director and president of the
United States grain corporation, will
visit Portland October 9.
With a large membership Illnhe di
vision ot tho Ladles' Auxiliary ot the
Brotherlfood of Railway Engineers,
was started in Roseburg.
Reports received at the offices of
Allies' Debts to Be Funded.
Washington. Negotiations will bo
nut under way soon tor the funding of
prealCsnt explained, to return 8han the allies' obligations to tho United th0 Oregon publlo service commission reau for tho testing of babies and company were ordered to Join the tjr will do It at their peril. . -
Indicate that the car shortage altua
tion Is becoming more acute.
bo takeu this fall at the state fish and
gamo commission hatcheries on the
upper Willamette river.
The Union Oil company of Califor
nia was grantod a franchise by the
city of Pendleton to erect warehouses
and storage tanks for a distributing
plant tor eastern Oregon.
Some China pheasant meat canned
more than a quarter ot a century ago
was eaten recently by the family of
M. S. Montelth ot Albany. Tbe meat
was lu splendid condition.
Plans are under way In Salem for
the establishment of a permanent bu-
0IE60R lews Rons'
Jsmea 8. Van Winkle, formerly poet
master and city recorder of Albany,
baa been appointed county assessor
to fill tbe vacancy caused by tbe res
ignation of Earl L. Fisher, who baa
accepted a position with the state tag
Tbe Employers association of Pen
dleton, comprising most of tbe mer
chants of tbe city, decided at a meet
ing to operate as "open abopa," aad
to regulate hours of opening and clon
ing, Ignoring tbe demaade of tbe local
One of tbe blggeet recent deala la
Klamath county real estate waa tbe
aale of tbe E. E. Ralston stock ranch
to Ivan E. K 11 gore for 1118.000. This
ranch Is In Upper Langell valley, about
40 miles east ot Klamath Falls and
consists of 2700 acres.
PRESIDINT IN THK OFININO
CCCHCt Of Hit TOUM
VOICES HIOH HOFI.
WORLD WAITS FOR US
Future Free From War If America
Carries Owl Her Pledgee,
STOPPED BY STRIXE
London. Great Britain Is invotved
In the moat extensive strike In tbe
, country's memory.
Stoppage of the entire railway sys
tem opened the first battle In English
history directly between tbe govern
ment and organised labor. Both aides
were highly organised and were pre
paring for a finish fight
With more than half a million men
affected by the walkout and tbe coun
try's wbola transportation system par
alyzed, the government's first prepara
tions were to prepare against starva
tion. The railway men's strike, which baa
Great Britain In its grip, la of a differ
ent nature from ordinary labor dis
turbances because the railways are
under government management
Therefore there is no question of the
government maintaining neutrality
between tbe employers and workmen.
BRIEF GENERAL NEWS
All drafted men In the United States
army will be home 'by tbe end of Oc
tober. John Barrett, director general of
the Pan-American unjon since 1907,
announces that he 'will resign at tbe
The Bank of North Dakota, estab
lished under the Non-Partisan ftague
plan, has sold at par $3,000,000 worth
Reports of excessive profits by manu
facturers and wholesale dealers In
clothing are being investigated by the
department of justice.
A gift ot $20,000,000 from John D.
Rockefeller for tbe Improvement of
medical education In tbe United States
was announced by the general educa
Twelve steamships valued at more
than 110.000,000, the property of a
German subsidiary of the Standard Oil
company, have been ordered from Ger
man ports to the Firth of Forth for
allocation among the nations recently
at war against Germany.
The postmaster general has ruled
that dogs, cats, fowl and domestic ani
mals within reasonable measurement
restrictions may be sent by prcels post
It their" destination can be reached
within 48 hours.
Having failed in the first week ot
the steel strike to paralyse the indus
try, although crippling many plants
and forcing a shutdown In some cen
ters, union labor massed Ita forces for
a greater offensive when approximate
ly 36,000 employes ot the Bethlehem
(By ML ClamaM Newa Bureau.)
ABOARD PRESIDENTS SPECIAL
TRAIN. St Louis. Displaying a
high confidence that hla fellow citi
zens ia the great majority agree with
blm In his desire to end war forever,
and that they, will see to It that tbe
peace treaty with Its league of nations
Inclusion la ratified by the senate.
President Wilson is making a success
ful wsy across the country oa the
long Journey bo has undertaken for
the purpose of laying before tbe plain
people a report of bla work In Paris
and explaining to them Just whst the
lesgue mesas. Thus fsr la bis travels,
be has everywhere met with warm
People Want Ne Mere War.
He feels, and does not hesitate to
say so when chatting with his travel
ing companions, that the America
people want no more of war and waat
to become part of tbe league so that
there may be ao more war. He stroek
his keynote when he said in his first
address. In Columbus, Ohio:
This treaty was not Intended mere
ly to end this single war. It Is meant
as a notice to every goewrament who
In the future will attempt this thing
(what Germany attempted), that man
kind will nniu to Inflict tho same
punishment There as no national
triumph to be recorded In this treaty,
there Is no glory sought for any par
ticular nation. The thought of the
. statesmen collected around that table
was of their people, of the sufferings
they had gone through, of tho lessee
they had incurred, of that groat throb
bing heart which van so depressed,
so forlorn, so aad tn every memory It
had of the five tragical years that .
have gone by. Lot us never forget
those years, my fellow coon try men;
let us never forget the purpose, high
snd disinterested, with which America,
lent its strength, not for Its own glory
bnt for the defense of mankind.
Treaty Intended te Prevent War.
"As I aald, this treaty waa not in
tended merely to end this war. It
was Intended to prevent any similar
war. I wonder If some of the oppon
ents of the league of nations have .
forgotten the promises wo made onr
people before we went to that peace
table. We had taken by processes of
law the flower of our youth from
every countryside, from every house
hold, and we told those mothers and
fathers and sisters and wives aad
sweethearts that wo were taking those
men to fight a war which would end
business ot that sort, and It wo do
not end it it we do not do the beat
that human concert of action can do
to end K. we are of all men the moat
unfaithful the moet unfaithful to
thosehouseholds bowed la grief and
yet Ufted with the feeling that the lad
laid down his lit for a great thing,
and, among other things. In order that
other lads might never have to do the
"That is what tho league of nations
Is for to end this war Justly and then
not merely to serve notice oa govern
ments which would contemplate the
same things Germany contemplated
that they will do ao at their peril, but
also concerning the combination of
power which will prove to them that
Tung as soon aa the peace treaty was
ratified and It waa only through the
ratification of the treaty with rha
League of Nations Inclusion, that
China couid aver expect to get her
former property back. And she surely
would get It back, be declared, through
the ratification of the League. There-
States into long-term securities. Ap
proximately 810,000,000.000 of war
credits have been advanced to tbe
allies on abort-term notes.
Bmall children, similar to the eugeulca
bureau maintained In Portland.
The End of a Perfect Day
The congregation of the First Meth
odist church of McMinnvllle voted un-
fore, through the samolnstrumentallty Bnm0usly to send an invitation to the
no other nation could again prey upon Oregon conforence at Its meeting In
the "Oreat. patient, diligent but help- 8a,em ,hs wopk tQ hold , W20 Mt
1... kingdom.'1 As to ou ' being drawn Ion ,,.
into any avuropean couuiwia v
Ident pointed out that no direct action
uch as tbe sending of troops to any
part ot tha world to maintain or re
store order could be taken by the
Council ot tha League without a unanl- tics, will be duplicated by the state
tnous rote of the council members, highway commission,
therefore Qur vote could at once nega- ( the xonlng systom Is adopted by
tlva any such proposition as sending n democratic national oommitteo,
our aoldlers where wa aid noi wani portand wm be headquartora for the
Whatever sum Multnomah county
pledges for the construction ot the
Mt. Hood loop road, In conjunction
with Clackamaa and Hood River coun-
them sent. Besides, Mr. Wilson argued,
"It you bare to quench a fire in Cali
fornia you don't send for the fire de
partment of Utah." But? he argued,
there probeblynever will be another
war, it tha Lesgue la established, tor
the members promise either to arbi
trate their difference and accept the
decision of the arbitrator, lay the dlt
farancea for discussion and publics-
tjoo, before the Counoll of tha League year.
western dlvdslon," according to Dr.
J. W. Morrow, democratic national
cogimitteeman for Oregon.
The Roseburg Presbyterian church
congregation tendered a welcome re
ception to Rev. Mr. Warrington and
family, following the return of the pas
tor from the overseaa "Y" service,
where he had been for more than a
1L. 1 1 $4
As a result of the ateel Strike tour
persona were shot and killed in west
ern Pennsylvania during the past
week. At Newcastle a woman waa
shot by a mill guard, It ia alleged, and
died tbe next day. In Farrell three
men were shot and killed, according
to reports, by members ot the Penn
sylvania atate police. One state troop
er had an eye shot out and another
was seriously hurt In the Farrell riots.
Helen Taft Urges Teachers to Strike.
Bryn Mawr, Pa. Misa Helen Taft
acting president of Bryn Mawr col
lege, declared in an address before
the alumni conference In the Bryn
Mawr campaign tor $1,000,000 to in
crease faculty remuneration, that she
wished the professors of the country
would organise a union and strike for
Italian Premier Geta Support
Rome. A vote of confidence waa
given Premier Nltti by the chamber
of deputiea. The government received
208 votes to 140.
Only Way te Prevent Recurrence.
"The league of nations la tho only
thing that can prevent the recurrence
of this dreadful catastrophe and re
deem our promises."
A league ot natlona would have pre
vented the late conflict tha president
"I did not meet a single public man
who did not admit these things: That
Germany would not have gone. Into
this war if ahe thought Oreat Britain
waa going into it and that she most
certainly would never have gone Into
it bad she dreamed America waa go
ing Into It And they all admit that a
notice beforehand that the greatest
powers of the world would combine to
prevent this sort of thing would pre
vent it absolutely."
Redemption for Weak Nations.
He pointed out other important feat
ures ot the peace treaty, how It was
the redemption of weak nations, giv
ing them freedom - which otherwise
they never could have won; how it
saya. "Those people have a right to
live their own lives under govern
ments which they themselvee choose," .
and how "That Is the American prin
ciple and I was glad to tight tor It"
That was the very heart of the treaty,
he said. ... . .