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CIV1LIANH AltK KIIiU:i UK
CAl'MR POLIC8 ItlKIHTKD AM)
GERMANS ASSIST BOLSHEVIKS
aal4ren'ky Make Appeal U I'm
irltrt-lMtii WlllliiK to KMTlflce
All to 1'lwu.e AUhw
Warsaw, Jan. 10. Vllna hus tal
len Into the band of the Uolshovlk
army, loveral thousand strong,
which drove out the Polish militia.
A maasaore of civilian began at
once, partly because the Pole had
offered resistance and bad arrestod
or ehot the members of the local
The I'ollah troop who bad no can
non and only a few cartridge per
rlflo and were under command of
General Veltko, rotreated to Lano
varova, where thoy were d Inarmed
by the German and tent to Blaly
tok. There they were robbed by
Che German and were darted off tor
rollah territory. Lemuurg, where
the I'olo are defending themselves
against the Rutbenlam, appear sate
for the time being. ,
The political ltuatlon at Warsaw
la atatlonary. Aa result ot lnfer-
y views which Ignace Jan Paderewskl
baa had with General PilsudBfcl, Pad
rewikl bad. agreed to form a new
cabinet, provided the socialists. In
the ministry withdraw from their
predominating position. General
Pllaudskl expressed himself a not
wishing to ue hi authority to
force the withdrawal of thete social-
Paderewskl 1 working bard and
wakings appeals to patrlotlim. He
declare that he himself 1 willing
to sacrifice every ambition If only
a cabinet can be formed which the
allies can recognlne and extend aid.
Genoral Piliudskl and other lead
ra are being told very plainly that
the allies will help only when Po
land Is Internally united.
Portland, Jon. 10. Arthur C.
,Uavl, recently arrested at flan Frun
clsco, pleaded guilty of robbing the
East Side Bank here of approximate
ly $40,000. Vie will be aentonced
NOT FALLING OFF
fJr. Seattle, Wnsh, Jan. 10. Alaska'
I ..,.1,1 ri..l.1u His flm 1.1 ir iHiiuivnrv nf
which 20 years ago flashed the
northern territory to the front as
a mineral producer and lured hun
dreds ot stampedors north, give
every promise of increased produc
tion 'In 1919, according to a revlow
of Alaska mjnlng In 1918 Issued
lore by J. IL. McPherson, secretary
ot the Alaska Bureau of the Seattle
Chamber ot Commerce,
Gold, coal, copper, silver and oth
er mines of Alaska wore hit hard by
the; war. 'There Is no truth In the,
report, however, that no mining
wm done In Alaska In 1918," Mr.
MoPhersrtn said. "Despite the short
age ot labor and transportation, the
Wgn cost of materials and supplies
mining development In Aludka dur
ing 1918 showed, material progress
In the opening of many new proper
ties and the enlargement ol plants
and equipment,",, V, ' "'
IN RUSSIAN FORCE
Mviuitor llltclu-ock Bay Yanks Are
TImto as NocewMU-y "War Minn.
un" .Replies Ut Jolinnoh
Washington, Jan. 10. There are
15,000 American troop In Russia.
They were sent there as an "Import
ant war measure." They have been
received In friendly spirit by those
with whom they went to cooperate.
Those statements were made to
the senate today by Souator Hitch
cock, chairman ot the foreign rela
tions .committee. Hitchcock, In an
swer to repeated request for Infor
mation oncernlng tbl government's
policy In Russia, gave Instead, a
statement of facts, but, did not dis
cus questions of policy.,.
"Recently the administration has
been the subject of attack on ac
count of It Russian policy," he said.
"On the one side It Is criticised for
failure to yield to the desires ot
Groat Britain and Prance and send
large forces Into (Russia tor the pur
pose ot pacification and the restora
tion of civilised conditions. On the
other,. It bas been criticised by the
senator from California, Mr. John
son, who on several occasions has
directed his remarks to the commit
tee on foreign relations and demand
ed to know why our soldiers are In
Russia, how many are there, and
why thoy tight the Russian Bolshe
vik In the absence of any declara
tion of war on them bjc. congress.
MOTHER CRITICALLY ILL
Salem, Ore., Jan. 10. State Tax
Commissioner Charles Galloway has
been called to the bedside of hi
mother, wife of former Circuit Judge
Wm. Galloway. She.J critically ill.
Great Falls. Mont., Jan. 10. The
local toderal employment office will
handle the claim of Montana men
who went to Nltro, W. Va., to work
in a munitions plant but returned,
declaring wages and conditions were
not aa represented. . ; - ...
Captain F. E. Townsend, United
States army, bas returned to Wash
ington, D. C, to make a report "on
the matter, after a tour of those
cities of the state which furnished
the labor. The government,. It ; is
stated Is willing to do anything rea
sonable in the matter, but many ot
the claims turned in, " Captain
Townsond declarod, were too large.
Tho men will receive their railway
fare, where they paid It, and other
expenses. Covernor Sam V. Stewart
also will be reimbursed. When a
trnlnload of men . were returning,
thoy tolographed the governor tljat
thoy were without food or funds and
he rescued them from tho dilemma
out ot hla own pocket.
RIG STRIKE IS ON IN
rtluonoa Ayres, Jan. 10 A general
strike was doclnred throughout the
Argentine republic, at midnight laBt
night. , v ; , "
NAVAL FORTH OF" $23,000 "
REGINNlNa NEXT JCLY
Washington, Jan. 10. The house
naval sub-committee has decided up
on naval force ot 225,000 men for
the year beginning next July. , -
MM ATTEMPT 10
PASS FAMINE BILL
Washington','' Jan,'1 10. Adminis
tration "loaders, after a ranVass of
the house rules committee, have de
cided to make another attempt to
morrow to obtain rule. tor. immedi
ate consideration of the tlQO.OOO,
000 famine rellet bin, They claim
'.sufficient votes. '
GRA.NT8 PA8H, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, JT.IDAY, JANUARY 10, 1I.
DRAWN BATTLE BETWEE
Spartacans Putting Up Stubborn Fight to Repel Govern-
ment forces, Whose troops Are Ordered to Shoot to
Kill Without Waiting For Foes to Begin Hostilities
Berlin, Jan. 10. The government
forces have Incomplete coutrol of
the lection ot the inner city, between
the Brandenburg gate and Frled
orlchstrasse, and has issued an order
prohibiting all processions and or
dering Its troops to fire without
waiting for the 8partacns to begin,
and to shoot to kill.
London, Jan. 10. The Chert gov
ernment Is steadily gaining ground
at Berlin, The Spartacns gTOup Is
losing, although showing great de
termination. The government . is
bringing large force Into the city
and has control ot the railways.
It Is reported that the Berlin gar
rison, which was formerly neutral,
haa gone over to the government, as
also have some of the element of
Amsterdam, Jan. 10. The Frank
fort Gaiette contradicts the report
Portland, Ore., Jan. 10. "United
States troop now intervening in
Russia are International scab and
I. was In favor of Incorporating , a
statement to that, effect in this reso
lution on the Russian situation," de
clared Floyd Hyde, delegate . from
Shipwrights' local 1020, on the floor
before the State Federation of La
bor convention yesterday 'morning.
"Why should we . Intervene just
when the people are getting their
rights?. , Russla right now t haa
more democratic government than
we have the Soviet represents more
than 80 per cent of the people which
Is a better representation, than we
are getting," he stated. '
The stories ot rice riot in Japan
appearing in the press, Hyde de
clared, were takes, a part ot a "con
sistent propaganda of : misinforma
tion being carried on by the press."
The rice riots, he aaid were really
demonstrations on the part ot the
Japanese demanding that their
troops be withdrawn from Russia
and that Intervention cease.
Salem, Ore., . Ja. 10. Warden
Stephens announced today that 40
dogs, property of individual prison
ers, miiBt be out of the penitentiary
by January 15. The Wardens says
the dogs have been supported at the
PKESSIRK It RING BROUGHT '
- ON SULLEN TURKS
London, Jan. 10. The allies have
notified Turkey that unless the
Turkish force at Medina lays down
Its arms immediately the forest at
the Dardanelles will be destroyed.
The Turks have shown an unwil
lingness to surrender In accordance
with the armistice terms, but all the
garrisons except that at Medina,
which la the largest In Arabia laid
down their arms through peaceful
persuasion. . '
Fakhrl Pasha, Turkish commander
at Medina, offered b"he excuse after
another until the allies were forced
to send an ultimatum to the Turkish
that Dr. Karl Liebknecht has pro
claimed a new government in Ger
many, and declares that the naval
division have broken oft relations
with Liebknecht and Independent
It Is reported that thousands of
Russian Bolshevists, disguised as
German soldiers, have arrived in
Berlin, Jan. 10. It was given out
from official sources that the gov
ernment had recaptured police head
quarter from the Spartacans.' . It
was later learned that this was jtioi
true and the headquarters are still
In the hands of the Spartacans. The
government is determinedly attack
ing the newspaper plants held by
Copenhagen,' Jan. 10. The Spar-
tacans at, Berlin have .seized the
water works and ay trying for the
cattle market.. , '
730 OUT 0F1327 ARE.
CONVICTED IN TRIAL
Sacramento, Cal., . Jan. ,10. Of
the 1,327 cases of alleged violation
of state pure food laws referred to
the bureau of foods and drugs ' dur
ing the past two years 'convictions
were obtained in 730 cases, 200 are
awaiting trial and in others persons
accused .were allowed to go with
reprimands. .. " . . .
EIGHTY DELEGATES TO
MEET AT CONFERENCE
' Paris, Jan. 10. there will nrob-
ably be 80 delegates at the peace
congress. There will also be extra
delegates from most nations. Con
versations to lay the foundation tor
the big conference are about to start.
It is understood that President Wil
son is disappointed at the delays.
WASHINGTON AUTO THIEF '
KILLED BY SHERU -
Walla Walla, Wash., Jan. 10.
Charles Greene Is" dead and Lynn
Avers Is in Jail facing grand larceny
and possibly attempted murder
charges as the outcome of a fight
with Sheriff Lee iBarnes and a' posse
near Clyde Wednesday afternoon.
Greene and Ayer had stolen two au
tomobiles recently which were found I
In their possession. Atter being
chased several miles Green and Ay
ers hid in the weeds and fired on.
Sheriff Barnes, the first bullet gras
ing his face. . , ' '
County Gunie "Warden Albert Van
Ausdlo, who Is also deputy sheriff,
caught sight ot their rlfleB and or
dered them to throw up their hands.
When they made no move to sur
render he fired.. Green fell, snot
through the groin. He - yas re
moved to this city, where he died
about an hour and half later.
TWO GREEK OFFICERS ARE
KILLED IN HUN PRISONS
r'Salonlk),, Jan.' 10. Throe'. Greek
officers, detained at the prison camp
at Goerlits,,, Germany, ,were killed
by the Gertaana,' according to official
information received here,,, because
they refused to execute order issued
by the league of royalist officers.
Thirty-three other, Greek, officers
are. still detained in the prison,
which, the Greek authorities here
ay, is a violation of the armistice.
IS LOOKED AFTER
Reconstruction Convention Getting
Down to Ilriua Tacks Labor
Prnlilem Main Isue
Portland, Ore., Nov. 10. Aa sin
cere an effort must be made to pro
vide the returning soldier with em
ployment as was made to keep him
fighting at the front.
Unemployment must be kept down
to a negligible point In Oregon this
yean ; i--. : .-,
The most fertile field for the
growth of I. W. W.ism and Bolshe
vism 1 an Idle man. These evil
must not be given encouragement by
having a lot of men walking the
afreets of Portland looking for
work. ., . ..,;
There are now In Portland be
tween 6,000 and 6,000 Idle men, rep
resenting an accumulation dating
only from the Christmas holidays.
La Dor and capital must meet on
a common tooting to keep the ranks
of the unemployed from swelling .to
These were some of the high notes
sounded at the opening of the re
construction convention at the Mu
nicipal Auditorium in talks by Henry
L. Corbett, president., of the Port
land Chamber of Commerce; Mayor
George L. Baker, and Wilfred F.
Smith, state director of the federal
employment bureau. -
About 100 delegates from various
sections of the state were present.
.Speakers this morning made ur
gent pleas that no work be put oft
until spring that' can be done now.
It was pointed out that the conven
tion was called as an - emergency
measure to counteract possible
wholesale unemployment.- ' The ne
cessity of old Industries expanding
and of new industries developing
was said to be keen if the army of
men who are gradually drifting back
into civil life is to be absorbed with
out industrial disturbance.
J Wilfred F. Smith, state director ot
the federal employment bureau, who
probably knows as much about eco
nomic conditions in Oregon as any
other man, warned the delegates
that I. W. W.ism and Bolshevism can
be met and defeated on any other
field except unemployment.'
"A man without work and hun
gry soon loses his Integrity, no mat
ter how strong hia character ma-f
have been," said Smith. "A man
with a Job Is a property unit. With
out a job he is a -panto unit. And
let me tell you that a panic unit Is
a most fertile field for the seed ot
the I. W. W. and the Bolshevlkl."
F. . S- Bramwell. of this citVlVvlce
president of the Oregon Chamber ot
Commerce, and E. W. Allen, who Is
representing the Grants Pass Cham
ber ot Commerce, are present at the
"FLU" IN. PORTLAND IS WORSE
Portland, Ore.,' Jan. 10. That the
influenia situation in Portland is
more ' widespread and more violent
than at any time since the plague
first swept this city is the opinion of
prominent doctors, who predict - it
w.111 become worse instead of better.
WOULD RATIFY 'AMENDMENT
. Sacramento, Jan. 10. The fed
eral . relations committees of , . both
houses ot the California legislature
have recommended the' ratification
ot the national prohibition amend
ment. ' '
FLU PUTS RAILROAD.
IN RECEIVER'S HANDS
Spokane, Wash., Jan. lo. An or
der has been filed in "the federal
court naming F. B. Conners.; of. Chi
cago, receiver of .the Spokane ft In
land i , Empire ,. .'Railway , company,
wnich haa been losing : $10,000
monthly, due to influenza 1 and in
creased cost of operation.
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UP HARD T
PRESIDENT WILSON EXPECTED
TO SETTLE DIFFICULTY BY
USING THE CABLES
Proposal for 48-Honr Resumption ot
Harbor Activities, Pending Nego.
tiations, la Rejected
New York, Jan. 10. Just as word
was received that President Wilson
was expected to attempt, by cable,
the settlement of the New York har
bor strike, the marine worker' af
filiation officer declared that no
solution would be accepted other
than "unconditional surrender.". . .
The boat owners' strike committee
rejected the proposal ot tha eastern
regional director ot railroads for a
48-hour resumption of harbor facili
ties, pending negotiations.
ALASKA GLAMORS FOR '--- i '
Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 15. (By
Mail) Anchorage wants the United
States government to operate a pas
senger and freight steamship - Haa
between the states - and . Alaskan
ports..... Recently .; the local chamber
of commerce adopted a resolution
asking, the government to establish
the line aa a ' necessary adjunct to
the railroad being bunt by the gov
ernment between .Seward and Fair- '
banks, two Alaska points. , ,
Word comes from Marshfleld that
the shipyard strike ia assuming ser
ious proportions. . ' There is to be a
showdown between the employers
and the employes. The Coos Bay
Shipbuilding company - issued tha
following notice: ',. ? ; f- ...
'All employes who fail to go to
work Thursday, January 9, will he
considered aa having permanently
left our employ. " Their cards "will
be removed and they will be expect
ed to turn in their badges and re
move their tools... Payment in full
will be made Saturday, January 11. "
The strike was precipitated by
the employers refusing a request to
hire-none but-union men. '. ;
Sacramento. Cal.. Jan. 10. Since
1915 the rate at which typhoid
deaths were being reduced In Cali
fornia has been accelerated 200 per
cent and a loss to the state in vital
capital of $1,400,000 has been avoid
ed, said the report of the sanitary
engineering bureau included in the .
biennial report of the California
state board of health.'
"The net result of all the effort
at typhoid control,' the report said.
has been to reduce the typhoid
death rate per hundred thousand in
California from 13.6 in 1914, the
year before the bureau' Was created,
to 9.7 in 1915, 7.1 in 1916, 7.4 in
1917 and indications are that a rate .
of 6.8 will be accomplished In 1918.
, California is now near the low
est of the. states in typhoid death
.rate and yet there is still a vital loss
to the Commonwealth by this disease
costing over 11,050,000 a year,
which can be reduced only by meas
ures for Improved water, supplies,'
sewage and sewage disposal, cleaner
streams, cleaner milk, vaccination
and the general correction of filth
conditions." : ' . 4. ; . .