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VOL. I.X., No. 08.
TOW OF I). 5.
WOULD VIKIT MANY LAItGK
(THM AND MAY OMK TO
THK PACIFIC COAST
M NOT CALL EXTRA SESSION
Would Inform Country of llla-l'ro-cwnllnRM
AbriMul Want MiipiMirt
. of Principle Ho Enuiirbital
Paris, Jan. 14. President Wilson
la considering a speaking tour of the
United States when ha returm,
which would take him to many of
the principal cities and possibly to
the Paclflo count.
WIUi congress out of the way
arly in March, he would have tlmu
before roturnlnic to E-uropo, If he
thought a return to Europe was no
ceaaary, and he would alao have
tints bofore the convening of an ex
traordinary session of congress,
hoiild he decide to call one.
The objoct of the tour would be
to Inform the country of the pro
ceedlng at Paris and sound out and
nrourage sontlment. supporting the
pence principles he enunciated, and
which be feels have been acclaimed
by the masses In Europe.
TO CAPTURE WARSAW
Warsaw, Jan. 14. Bolahcvlkl
forces are converging on Warsaw
over three railroad lines. It Is fear
ed that they will take the city.
WILL 11AZK OLD MANSION
IUII.T POIl RRIGHAM YOt NO
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 14.
Amelia Palace, pretentious residence
built for Brlgham Young for Ame
lia Fotsom Young, reputed "favorite
wife" of the pioneer Mormon leader,
here, Is to be raxed and upon the
lot It now occupies will be erected a
modern structure. Announcement
to this effect baa been made by J.
T. Keith, architect for Mrs. Edwin V.
Holmes, owner of the property, who
Is known ns Utah's "Silver Queen."
Since the United States entered
the war the mansion has been used
as Red Cross hondquarters through
the kindness of Mrs. TTolmes.
fiOIXS AT MALUM GETTING
Alili SET FOR SESSION
'Slate C'Bpitol, Salem, Jan. 14.
Spaultih Influenza, solo absorbing
toplo the past few. days, was entire
ly forgotten, apparently, when the
legislators lumlcd on the tsccno, and
not a mention was made of It In
cither hoimo through the day.
The wuy In which both housos got
down to business indicates that any
Idea of adjournment has boon abon
doned, unless possibly tho diaense
became provalont among th.e mem
bers. Legislators, however, came
armed with eprnys, gargles and mis
cellaneous preventative appliances.
PERIS WINS OUT
Salem, Ore., Jan. 14. The su
preme court, by a deolRlon of four
to three, decided In favor of T. L.
Perkins and against Dan Kellaher,
regarding the right to sit on the
Portland city commission. Perkins
will fill out the term. .
Justices McBrlde, Bean and 'Ben
nett dissented, claiming that iKella-
.ber should hold the office until July.
0 MAKE GREA
YET FEAR RESULT
Hnvo Eye on U. S. Naval Program
China May Hooome Great Ero.
Toklo, Dee. 2B. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The Jap
an oho prose appears genorally dls
posed to welcome the projoct of a
league of nations. An occasional
writer assails the Idea.
Thus, Rear Admiral K. Kato, writ
lng In the New Public Opinion, de
clares that the formation of a league
of nations would be a blow to the
expansion of Japan. But, taken as a
whole, the Japanese share the faith
of the allied people In the political
unification of the world.
Professor Abe, of Kelo university,
expresses a similar view In the Koku-
mln. The professor statos bis Inabil
ity to connect the Ulk of the Amer
icans about peace, humanity and
Justice with the pushing on of their
naval construction program.
Hear Admiral Kato expresses the
opinion that there Is a grave danger
of China being transformed Into an
International economic battlefield.
The victors In the war may not re
sort as openly aa Germany did In
pre-war days to force the explotatlon
of China, but, 'he asks,' '.' who can
guarantee that .England, America
and Prance when' faced with adverse
conditions,' will not rattle the saber?
With China this circumstanced, for
Japan to bope for peace would be
futile. What, then, should Japan do
to guard against this? To him, no
other way la discoverable than that
Japan should be woll armed.
FORESTRY SERVICE TO VSK
: , AIRPLANES ON PATROLS
Eugene, Ore., Jan. 14. Requisi
tion for 10 airplanes for forest-patrol
purposes In the Pacific north
west has been made, according to an
nouncement today by Clyde R. Seltt,
supervisor of the Cascade National
forest with headquarters In Eugene.
ALLEN C. WHITE DIES
OF DISEASE IN FRANCE
Mrs. George Thombllson, of this
city, received a telegram last night
Informing her that her son, Corporal
Allan C. White, had died of disease
In France on November 27, 1918.
Corporal White formerly lived In
the Illinois valley and had many ac
quaintances in this city. 'He belong
ed to Company M. 305111 Infantry,
having entered the service on 'June
24, 1918. . Ho spent several days
fighting In the front line trenches.
where he was shell-shocked and
forced to go to the hospital for sev
eral' weeks. He was 24 years of age.
Borlln, Jan. 14. Order has been
completely restored in the cities out
side at Berlin, where the' Spartacans
had established themselves. Many
of the Reds were arrested at Span
dan, Hamburg and Daesden.
4 UNIONS STILL FIGHT 4
4 FOR THOS. J. MOONEY 4
4 , : ,4
4. Chicago, Jan. 14. Over , a 4
4- thousand delegates, represent- 4
4 lng practically all the Interna- 4
4 tlonal unions and central labor 4
4 congresses, met here today to 4
4 'adopt definite plana for obtain- 4
4 lng new. trials for Thomas J. 4
4 Mocney and Warren K. Bill,-
4 lngs, now serving life sen- 4
4 tences. The radical element, 4
4 which was well represented, 4
4 .cheered every mention of a 4
4 stflke. .. .' -4
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JAPS WANT LEAGU
GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE OOUNTT, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY U, 110.
TO USE NEEDLE
AFTER FIERY DERATE THE OF
FER OP STATE HEALTH OF.
FICER IS ACCEPTED
Jbnee Names Clialrmen of Commit
tee to Look After Irrigation, Al
chollc, Traffic, etc.
Salem, Ore., Jan. 14. The senate
after a brisk debate, accepted the of
fer of the state health officer to
come to Salem to Inoculate the mem
bers, clerks and lobby against Influ
enza. Inoculation Is made optional.
Several senators objected to the vac
Speaker Jones named the follow
ing committees: Chairman of al
chollo traffic, Lafferty; horticulture,
Brann; Irrigation, Merrlman; live
stock:, Griggs; public Institutions,
2 STATES ARE NOW 4
. . IN THE DRY COLUMN 4
: ' 4.
4 Washington, Jan. 14 Twen- 4
4 ty-nine states have now rati- 4
4 fled the prohibition amend- 4
4 ment. Indiana, Arkansas, 4
4 North Catollna, .Illinois and 4
4 Kanaae ratified the measure 4
4 today, .and California . and 4
4 Washington yesterday. 4-
PAY FOR SOLDIERS'
WIVES IS FAR BEHIND
Washington, Jan. 14. Of 2,500.--
000 checks for dependents' allot
ments and allowances deducted from
soldiers' pay for November and De
cember, only 930,000 have been
mailed. Secretary Glass said today
all October payments had been made
and checks for the past two months
would be out before the end of January.
TO 3QTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
Salem, Ore., Jan. 14. State coop
eration with the federal government
In land settlement work, by "a ra
tional bonding system," aid tor re
turning soldiers In finding positions,
a Joint memorial to congress urging
construction of .a merchant marine
for Oregon, and legislation to solve
the state's financial situation were
recommended by Governor James
Withycombe today In his message to
the SOth Oregon legislative assembly.
A saving of $080,000 "by a single
legislative stroke," In suspending
state aid to the Industrial accident
commission for the coming biennlum,
because the commission now Is in
such flourishing condition that state
aid Is not noeded, was another sug
gestion by the governor. Recommen
dations concerning the state penl-i
tentlary, establishment of a state
constabulary, and legislation with
reference to fish and game, were in
cluded In the message. '
"It Is your responsibility to lay
the foundation for a partnership be
tween state and nation In the matter i
"i icniiaiignig jiiui(u aliens mill 111-I
stttutlons to meet a situation that)
has borne no parallol since the birth
of this commonwealth," eald the
chief executive, in - beginning his
message. "In many of the serious
questions which will be put forward
during the next forty days you will
have no precedents to guide you. You
will, In a certain positive sense, be
pioneers." - '
'Referring to, the proud war re
cord of Oregon and the need to pro
TERRORISM TO BE DOWNED.
DRASTIC MEASURES PRESENT
ED TO TUB LEGISLATURE
All Forms of Sabotage and "Red"
Propaganda to Be Driven From
State by New Law
State Capitol, Salem, Ore., Jan.
14. Death to Bolshevism and the I.
W. W. in all tbelr forms In Oregon
is the purpose of two measures
which reached the desks in both the
house and senate at the opening day
of the Oregon legislature.
They came from Mr. Kublt in the
bouse and Mr. Dimlck In the senate.
Representative Kubll succeeded in
getting his anti-Bolshevik and I. W.
W. bill as No. 1 on the bouse calen
dar, and If It passes the two bouses
It will contain ample dynamite to
blow those forms of terrorism and
syndicalism from the state forever.
All forms of sabotage or criminal
syndicalism, all propaganda which
has for Its object the promotion of
sabotage or criminal syndicalism, or
any aiding or abetting of such acta
or the promotion of such- acta will
face heavy penalties If the bill be
comes a law. In the senate Mr, Dim-
I lck came in early with a similar bill.
I The - Kubll bill is largely patterned
after the Washington measure, while
the Dimlck "bill .Is patterned after
the Montana act. Both are exceed
ingly stringent and cover all forms
of terrorism or inciting to terrorism.
"Autocrac was defeated on the
battle field and now Bolshevism and
the 1. W. W. are attempting to over
turn the democracy that trampled
autocracy under foot." declared Rep
resentative Kubll today. "This meas
ure merely means the first align
ment of decency, good government
and order against the Insidious
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vide proper care for the boys return
ing home, the message next dealt
with the question of land settle
ment, "especially as It affects the
returning soldier and sailor who are
entitled to' every encouragement as
they return to civil life." Four
phases of this subject are to be con
sidered, the governor declared, the
clearing of logged-off lauds, reclama
tion of Irrigated lands, drainage of
swamp lands and tho subdivision of
farms In humid sections.
"Congress," said the . governor,
"will undoubtedly make some pro
vision for federal assistance In this
ork, but it will probably be condi
tional upon state cooperation. This
will, of course, involve a new system
of financing. Under, our present 6
per cent limitation there Is only one
way, ns I view It, that we could un
dertake this enterprise, and that
would be through a rational bonding
system that would meet with the ap
proval of the electorate of the state."
Preferential rights for returning
soldiers in contracts for employment
on public works, such as highway
construction, was urged upon the
legislature. The governor also asked
passage of a bill providing that sol-
aiers absent on active duty be al
lowed to vote, and urged enactment
of a bill fixing penalty for treason.
Me pointed out that there Is now no
penalty for treason on the ' statute
books of Oregon and urged that this
would be a good time "to set down
In the statutes, Oregon's appraisal of
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FOR THE "REDS"
Companies of Soldier on' Guard.
jnreai ana Wild Talk of I. W.
W. Alarm the City
Threat of the recently formed
Council of Workmen, Soldiers and
3allors, an organization made up of
violent eoclallsts, I. W. W. and Bol-
shevikl, that they would ' capture
the arms and ammunition at the
armory, take possession of the Mu
nicipal Auditorium for a monster
mass meeting and that they would
ultimately "get" Mayor Baker, Sher
iff Hurlburt, Chief of Police John
son, IT. S. District Attorney Haney
and William Bryon, of the depart
ment of Justice, made it opportune
for several companies of the Multno
mah guard to spend Saturday night.
Sunday and Sunday night' "In drill"
at the armory and otherwise bold
themselves In readiness for any
emergency that might develop, says
the Portland Telegram.
It la understood that simultan
eously with the "drlU" at the arm
ory, more than the usual allotment
ot reserves were kept In readiness at
the police station.
Four companies of the Multnomah
guard went on duty at the armory
at noon yesterday and two remained
there until 9 o'clor!; last night,
when they were relieved by two oth
er companies, which kept up the
vigil until T o'clock this morning.
Portland "Reds," who have cloak
ed their real identity under the
doubtful title of a council of work
men, soldiers and. sailors, have so
far committed no open breach of the
peace except by mouthy threats and
other loud declamations.
Chicago, Jan. 14. The distillers
committee armed to fight prohibition
have effected a permanent organiza
Mexico City, Jan. 14. According
to plans ot the war department the
Mexican army, in 120, will contain
100,000 men. Recruiting has been
stopped. Only native Mexicans will
be admitted Into the military service.
Soldiers ot Immature years are be
ing discharged 'and other reforms
calculated to increase the efficiency
of the troops are being adopted.
These facts were given out for the
announced purpose of disproving ru
mors that the government planned
to increase the army to 400,000. One
hundred thousand, it is said, are
sufficient to maintain order in the
DEFEAT THE REDS
IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA
Odessa, Jan. 14. General Deni-
kene, the antl-Bplshevlkl leader in
Southern Russia, Inflicted a sharp
defeat on the Bolshevik! on the River
Kuma in Caucasus, taking a thous
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4 CONFERENCE DELEGATES 4
4 HAVE ALL BEEN NAMED 4
4 ' - ' 4
4 Paris, Jan. 14. France, 4
4 England, the. United States, 4
4 Italy and Japan each have five 4
4 representatives to the peace 4
4 congress." British . dominions 4
4 have two each, Brazil three, 4
4 Belgium. Serbia. Greece. Po- 4
4 land, Caecho-Slovakla, i Rou- 4
4 mania and China two each. The 4
4 countries which merely broke 4
4 off relations with Germany will 4
4 be allowed pne delegate each. 4
WHOLE NUMBER 23U.
LEAGUE OF NATIONS APPEARS
TO BE THE BIG QUESTION
FOCH TO CONFER WITH HUNS
Wilson Decides to Communicate
With American Newspaper via. '
Paris, Jan. 14. Russia may be
represented at the first formal peace
conference meeting. The matter
will be decided tomorrow. The first
question up will be the league ot"
General Foch is now en route to
Treves to meet the German armis
tice delegates to lay down terms for
an extension of the armistice. Sug
gestions were made yesterday to
make the terms of - the armistice
more drastic, but were not carried
out. The proposed extension, bow
ever, for turning over the German
commercial fleet to transport troop
In exchange tor food; for restitutions
of materials taken from France and
Belgium, and full compliance with
the original armistice terms.
President Wilson has decided to
communicate with representatives
of the American newspapers through
medium - of publicity agent. Ray
Stannard Baker," former magazine
write, was chosen as agent
YOUTHS IN THE CITIES
Seattle, Jan. 14. Shipyard wages
and attendant extravagant habits Is
held to be the cause ot a consider
able, increase In Juvenile delinquency
in Seattle, as shown in the annual
report of the King county Juvenile
court for the year 1918. According
to the report, the trouble parents
have reported has started when the
boy received his first big pay check
in the shipyards.
For the past year 122 boys were
committed to the boys' parental
school, the largest number ever
handled by . the court in one year.
Thirty-two girls were sent to the
girls' parental school.
On the other hand, the report
shows that active industrial condi
tions have been responsible for a
marked Improvement in the care of
NEW MEXICO HAS BIG
Albuque'rque, X. M., Jan. 14.
Three reclamation projects, affect
ing approximately 800,000 acres of
land In New Mexico, are being plan
ned by the state and federal govern
ments tor rapid development fluring
the coming year.
In each case, surveys have been
made, and two ot the ' enterprises
are already in the hands of the Unit-
States reclamation service.
TO APPEAR IN COURT
San Francisco, Jan. 14. On a.
writ of prohibition secured on peti
tion of Ephralm Light, a grape grow
er, Governor Stephens was ordered
to appear In the superior court Mon
day to show-cause why he should ,
not be prevented from certifying to
the federal (.rohlbltlon amendment.