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TOI IX., No. IMI.
GRANTS PARS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1010.
WHOLE NUMBER SW6T.
SENATOR EDDY
IS BOOSTING
LANE'S PLAN
inthoduckh hill calling for
fwoo.ooo to ii km' place sou
1hkr8 on lam)
OmiiiUttoo Compound of Three Sen
ators and Throe HoprrawntaUves
WIU Mens Monday
Salem, Ore, Jan. 17. tionator
tCddy, of Douglas county, Introduced
bill yesterday calling for an appro
priation of $000,000 tor cooperation
between- the state and federal gov
ernment In placing the returning
oldleri upon unoccupied, land. The
till la tbat drafted by Secretary of
tho Interior Lane. Tho legislative
Joint consolidation committee U
composed of Senators Kberhard,
Dlmlck, Thornaa, and Representa
tive Crone, Richardson and Graham.
The committee will moot and organ
ise next Monday. . ,
WILSON PROTESTS
AGAINST SECRECY
I'riWM AxkMl for I'lan IlrltlMh an
AmtrlraiiM Want Froe A or wis to
All Meeting
I'arla, Jan. 17. At the Instance of
President Wllaon, the aupreme coun
cil haa dooldod to bold' In abeyance
the propoied rule for secrecy. Rep-
reaentatlvoa of the preaa wllbbe aak
ed to proaent a plan for reporting
the meeting. The British and Am
erican correspondents have asked for
free access to all deliberations.
At the opening of the peace con
ference tomorrow President Wilson
will sit at the right hand of Pre
mier Clemenceau, who presides.
Lloyd Goorge will sit at Clemen-
ceau'a loft.
Ropresontatives of the press will
probably lie admitted to the opening
session of the congress.
HEARST COMMITTEF. NOT
rorOiAR WITH DOUGHBOYS
DISPUTES THE DATE OF
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. IT. Janu
ary 19, 1848, was the exact date of
the discovery of gold In California,
and not January 21, said a report
Just submitted to Governor William
I). Stephen by a special Investigat
ing: committee appointed by him.
James Marshal who has been cred
ited with the discovery of gold Jan
uary 24, 1848, found It five days
prior to tbat date, according to the
report signed by Phil Behoart, rep
resenting thePloneers of California;
Fred H. Jung, representing the Na
tive Bona of the Golden Went, and
Miss Grace S. Stoornior, represent
ing the Native Daughters of the
Goldon West. ' Tho discovery was
made at Colma, Butter's Mill.
The governor forwarded the re-
port to the custodian of Sutter For
est here so that the Inscription there
night be changed.
The returning soldier Is manifest
ing In more ways than one the fact
that be baa formed some very defi
nlte opinions on things In general
and patriotism In particular, accord
ing to Lieutenant Colonel George H,
Kelly, home again from the' front.
"When our transport came In,"
said he today, "crowded with soldiers
this 'Hearst committee' we've heard
about was there to meet them. The
boys knew about the committee all
right, and you could hear their re
mark going around as the boat ap
proached the dock. .
"The committee was there with Its
best smile and the crowds were
shouting and waving handkerchiefs
like mad but among the thousands
of homecoming soldiers on the trans
port there, was en ominous sllenoe.
"Not even a crutch was waved In
response to the committee's demon'
stratlon." Portland Telegram.
SPAIN SUSPENDS GUARANTEES
London, Jan. 17. The Spanish
government has published a decree
suspending constitutional guarantees
In the province of Darcolonta, a wlre-
lera report says. ,
AT
HISS AMERICAN FUG
SENATE CUTS
SOLDIER BILL
TO $100,000
WILLING TO APPROPRIATE
MOKK LATKR IP CONDITIONS
WILL WARRANT ACTION .
ROSA LUXEMBURG. HIS 8PAR-
TACAN PARTNER IN REVOLU
TION MEETS LIKE FATE
Governor Wlthycombe Appoint Com
mittee, With W. B. Ayer of Port
land at the Head '
SIGNED BY ERZBERGER
Amsterdam. Jun. 17. The armis
tice between the allies and Germany
hns been extended, tho agreement
being signed by Erzborger, the Ger
man armistice commissioner at Tre
ves, on Wednesday, according to a
Berlin dispatch.
Paris, Jan. 17. The armistice
was extended one month. Tho ene
my delegates -signed clauses offered
by the allies concerning agricultural
Implements, Russian prisoners of
war,, navaj conditions and restitution
of stolen material by the Germans
from the Invaded countries. .'
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4 ANOTHER REVOLUTION
f BREAKS AT PETROGRAD 4
.. .'.
4 ' Helslngfors, Jan. 17. A 4
4 counter revolution "has broken 4
4 out at Petrograd, according to
Chicago, Jan. 17. This was field
day for the extreme radicals at the
National Labor Congress, called to
consider a program tor liberating
Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K.
Billings.
Practically every principle of the
socialists and the I. W. W. was
urgod for adoption In the flood of
oratory which occupied both the
morning and the afternoon sessions.
Speakers demanded the organiza
tion of an American soviet, the press
and capitalist class were denounced,
and the declaration was made that
a now day for labor Is at hand In
which the musses will rule the world.
The climax was reached when a
moving ploture was . shown of the
Mooney cose. . One scene showed
soldiers carrying an American flag
In the San Francisco preparedness
day parade and there were IiIssob
from some of the radicals In the
crowd when this was flashed on the j
screen. . .
A telegram was read from Eugene
V. Dobs, expressing regret at his in
ability to come to Chicago and ad
dress the convention because of the
conditions lnrposed by Federal Judge
D. C. DostenhaveC of Cleveland,
when the socialist leader was re
leased on ball after his conviction
for violation of the espionage law.
In the telegram Debs Bald among
other things: 1
"Free speech prevails In Russia,
but Is dead In the United States since
the world has been made sate tor
democracy. ' The conservative ej6'
ment has the unqualified approval
and support' of the capitalist press,
which can only mean that the con
servative element is true to the cap
italist class and false to the working
class. I am with and for the radi
cals.
"The hoar lias struck for action.
Salem, Ore., Jan. 17. The legls
lature passed the first bill, creating
a soldiers' and sailors commission
for the relief of returning soldiers.
and appropriating $100,000 for the
purpose.
The senate changed the house bill
from $250,000 to 100.000 and will
appropriate more If It Is needed. The
legislature then adjourned until next
Monday.
The governor signed the bill at 5
o'clock yesterday and appointed the
committee, headed by W. B. Ayer,
of Portland.
The commission created under the
bill is given power to give such re
lief to returning soldiers and sailors
who are out of employment as Is
deemed advisable under the clrcum
stances of each case.
The power vested In the commis
sion will be discontinued at such
time as congress makes an adequate
provision for men leaving the ser
vice, or a provision at least propor
tionately as adequate as that madt
by the' Oregon legislature for the
men of this state. .
' The commission Is to file Its re
port monthly with the secretary of
state.. Generally, Jt Is given large
powers to cope with the situation. An
emergency Is declared to exist and
the appropriation became effective
Immediately upon its signing by the
governor.
The general intent Is understood
to be that money Is to be furnished
the needy soldiers and sailors In the
nature of a loan which will rest upon
them as a moral obligation. It Is ad
mitted that much of this money
might never be repaid, but this fac
tor was not taken into consideration
and no provision will be made for
any legal means to recover the
money that Is not repaid. In event
the soldier or sailor assisted wishes
to neglect to meet 'his obligation.
LEBKNECH
Lffl
T ; SPRUCE DIVISION
..mi. r i nicuccn
WtllLt
RUNNING AWAY
I ImOIILJ
IIUIliA
Was a $10,000,000 Concern Within
One Yeae and Controlled Over
130,000 Men
WOMAN IS BEATEN INSENSIBLE
Body Thrown Into Canal Monogram
on Shirt Betrays the Doctor.
Riots Dying ,Ou
Berlin, Jan. 17. Dr. Karl Lleb-
knecht and Rosa Luxemburg have
both been killed. A mob stormed a
hotel and captured them. Rosa Lux
eniburg was beaten Insensible by the
mob, who then threw her into an
automobile to take her to prison. A
second mob halted the machine and
a man jumped onto the running
board and shot her through the
head. Her body is supposed to have
been thrown Into the canal.
Dr. Liebkneoht, headed for prison
In another machine, was halted by
a punctured tire and he was
asked to get out. Officers said be
tried to escape and was' shot to death,
He had denied his identity, but i
monogram on his shirt betrayed
him.
REFERENIUM ON DRY VOTE
WILL NOT BE NECESSARY
REPORT SAYS THAT NICK
HAS LANDED IN SPAIN
Madrid, Jan. ! 17. Newspapers
here say that Nikolai Lenlne recent
ly landed at Barcelonia.
4 reports Irom Reval, and the Vonwinded resolutions and humble
I petitions to corporation tools In pub-
4 Bolshevtkl have started a gen
4 eral retreat eastward from Eb
- thonta.
7 lie office and corrupt plans are more
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VANGUARD OF THE BIG
FLEET1S ON WAYWEST
San Diego, Cal., Jan. . 17. Rear
Admiral Fullam yesterday announc
ed that 19 submarine chasers, van
guard of the powerful fleet that will
be mobilized In the Paclflo next sum
mer, will be sent to this coast with
in a few weeks.. These chaser? have
seen service In the' Azores, off the
Cuban coast and along the Atlantic
seaboard. They will be divided
among the naval districts of the Pa
cific coast as follows: Three to the
16th district, with operating base at
Balboa naval zone; six to the 12th,
with operating bases at San Francis
co and San Diego; 10 to the 13th,
with bases at Seattle and Portland.
It is expected here that a squad
ron of battleships will be sent to
the Pacific from the Atlanllo within
two months, and that they will In
clude the Missouri,' Illinois, Wiscon
sin, Iowa, Alabama, Kearsarge and
Kentucky, none of which are being
utilised In transporting troops from
France, according to word received
by Admiral Fullam,
BIG ELECTION
MEANS DEFEAT
OF RADICALS
Portland, Jan. 17. Probably the
only organization In the United
States, private or public, which has
ever developed from nothing to its
present status is the, United States
Spruce Production . corporation,
which, within little more than a
year, was built up to a concern with
equipment valued at $10,000,000.
With Portland as his headquar
ters, Brigadier-General Brlce P. DIs
que, Its commanding officer, and his
staff, developed the corporation Into
one of the most remarkable arms of
defense In the whole war machine.
In addition to Its material equip
ment, the organization controlled
more than 130,000 men.
And now that the war Is over, this
big organization's work la finished,
so far as spruce production Is con
cerned, and the corporation will soon
dissolve as romantically as It came
rato existence whan it was created
for a specific purpose and began its
remarkable career.
BOURGEOIS PARTY RALLYING
EVERY VOTE IN PROTEST
AGAINST BOLSHEVIK! ''
POLITICS SEETHE JT BERLIN
Radicals Said to Be Losing Out and
May Not PoU Over 43 Per Cent
of German Vote
Berlin, Jan. 17. With the na
tional assembly elections only four
days off,, the bourgeois parties are
bending every effort to rally votes in'
the gigantic protest against Bolshe
Two weeks ago the radicals could
have won; due to the Spartacan ebul
lition. -However, It is now consider
ed doubtful if the radicals' jointly
will poll over 45 per cent of the to
tal vote. -
FUEL ADMINISTRATION
SUSPENDS REGULATION'S
Washington, Jan. 17. Zone and
price regulations- on coke, and all
coal except Pennsylvania anthracite,
have been suspended by the fuel ad'
ministration, effective February ' 1
The suspension Is subject to rein'
statement as conditions arise requir
ing it
8alein, Jan. 17. Commenting on
a statement issued by attorneys for
the distillers that the national pro
hibition amendment Just ratified by
the legislature must be submitted to
vote of the people In Oregon be
fore It would be legal, Attorney Gen
eral Brown said there was nothing
In the contention.
The ratification of the amend
ment' by the legislature Is legal from
all viewpoints and there Is nothing
either In the federal or etate consti
tution . requiring its submission to
the people he said.
OF AIMS OF THE REDS
HOLD THEIR INSURANCE
SWINDLERS REAP BIG
AT EL
Amsterdam, Dec. 9. (Correspon
dence of the Associated Press.)
The five cardinal points of Bolshe
vism are, according to M. Oudendyk
formerly Dutch minister in Petro
grad, as follows:
One High wages.
Two Don't work. N . . '
Three Take other peoples pro
perty.
Four No punishment.
Five No taxation.
"I wish," said Mr. Oudendyk, "to
klve a BOlmen warning to the work
ing classes of all nations against the
high-falutln notions which I have
seen In' Russia. Bolshevism I say
without exaggeration, is the end of
civilization. I have known Russia
intimately for 20 years under the
old regime and under the new condi
tions. Never - have the working
classes 'of Russia suffered as they are
doing at the present moment not
withstanding all that the present so
called ruling classes in that country
choose tp tell the world.
"The bulk of- the workmen in Rub-
sia are today far and way worse off
than they ever have been and the
state of unemployment Is simply ter
rible. , When I left Petrograd the
situation was one of utter starvation
and most people hardly knew how
they "would exist through the follow
ing day. '' Wherever Bolshevism
rules, the nation has been beaten
to pulp and Is utterly helpless: The
future to me seems hopeless. One
thing is certain, that, left as she is
now, Russia will be in a state or ut
ter and complete ruin."
Approximately tour million offi
cers and men of the army and navy
are now Insured with the United
States government for a grand total
of almost $37,000,000,000.
You owe it to yourself and to your
family to hold on to Uncle Sam's in
surance. It Is the strongest, safest,
and cheapest life insurance ever
written.
For your protection Uncle Sam
has established the greatest life in
surance company In the world a
company as mighty, as generous, and
as dlmocratic as the United States
government itself.' Just as Uncle
Sam pjptected you and your loved
ones during the war, bo he stands
ready to continue this protection
through the days of readjustment
and peace.
The privilege of continuing your
government insurance Is a valuable
right given to you . as part of .the
compensation tor your heroic . and
triumphant services. If you permit
the insurance to lapse, you lose that
right, and you will never be able to
regain it. But if you keep up your
present insurance by the regular
payment of premiums you will be
able to change it Into a standard
government policy without "medical
examination. Meantime you can
keep up your present Insurance at
substantially the same low rate. The
government will write ordinary life
insurance, twenty-payment life, en'
dowment maturing at age 62, and
other usual forms of Insurance. This
will be government Insurance at
government -rates. .
The United States .government-
through the Bureau of War Risk In
surance of the treasury department
will safeguard you and your loved
ones with the spirit and purpose of
a republic grateful to its gallant de
fenders. To avail yourself of this
protection, you must keep up your
present insurance. Carry back with
you to civil life, as an aid and an
asset, the continued insurance pro
tection of the United States govern'
ment. -
Hold on to Uncle Sam's insurance.
W. O. McADOO,
.?. .... Secretary.
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 17. Police
and detectives have started a cru
sade here against swindlers who Im
pose on Mexican laborers returning
heme alter working on railroads and
In mines In the United States. The
worst offenders, the police say, are-
the pawnbrokers who operate in the
Mexican quarter.
They swindle the ignorant Mexi
can laborers of most of the money
earned during a summer of hard
work in the United States This Is
done by means of ficticious pawn
tickets, alleged barglns in unclaimed
pawns and the sale of cheap, brass
watches for gold ones. ' -t;j
The Mexican consulate here.,, has
complained repeatedly because of
these systematic swindling schemes
conducted by local pawnbrokers op
erating in conjunction with Mexican
runners who bring the victims to
the pawn shops. -
WILL DISCONTINUE 5
PER CENT WAR BONDS
London, Jan. 17. The issue of
national war bonds at 5 per cent will
be discontinued next month, by or-
der of the treasury. It is from this
source that the government has been
deriving most of the money for
carrying on the war. The market is
wondering how and in what way the
authorities will obtain their funds
when that issue is taken off the
market.
In financial circles the view Is ex
pressed that there will be an issue
of 4 per cent treasury bills running
12 months, and that in the course ot
time all the short term obligations
Outstanding will be consolidated into
a long term loan at not more than
4 iper cejt Interest.
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4 FORTY-THREE I. W. W.
f RECEIVE SENTENCES
' ' '
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 17. V
KSentences ranging from one to -f
f ten years were Imposed upon
f 43 of 46 defendants convicted
-f in I. W. W. anti-war conspiracy
cases. Three others represent- 4-
-f ed by an attorney will ask for
a new trial. :
-f The sentences came as a clt-
4 max ot a morning of oratory In 4
4 which many defendants who 4
4 had maintained silence all 4
4' through the trial, made impas- 4
4 stoned addresses to the court. 4