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VOL. IX., No. Hit.
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KRNOIt IK UK ItKhKJNH AH
DOES NOT SEEK WE POWER
On Mnn-h SMI Highway Cotnmliwlon
Will IbM-Hve ItiilH cm Five High..
way lmirvrrui'ii( Project
Salem, Or., Mar. 13. In letter
to the attorney general today. Gov
ernor Olcott asked for the speediest
olutlon of the question aa to wheth
er be could resign aa aecretory of
atate without giving up the gover
aorahlp. The governor pointed out that
particularly now wlion great prob
lems confront the stale there should
be throe minds working "on them, on
the bonrd of control, Instead of two
minds with throe votes.
Baleni, Ore., Mar. 13. The state
highway commission at their meeting
t Portland on March 26 will receive
bids on five highway Improvement
projocte, two In I'matlUa, one In
Yamhill, one In Lane and one In
Toledo, Ohio, Mar. 13. Eugene
V. Debs In an address said that Trot
sky and Lenin "were the foremost
statesmen of the age." He tailed
the supreme court Judges "bewhls
kered, powdered old fossils, who
never decided anything."
J. B. Horner, professor of history
and head of the department of his
torical research at the Oregon Agri
cultural College, baa Just Issued a
book entitled "Oregon." Th book
deals with th history of tbe state,
ber great men and literature and la
dedicated to tbe heroes and heroine
Mr. Horner begins his history with
the earliest account of this great
state and relate most of the Import
ant event from that date up to the
present time. Besides the historical
part of the work, the book I beau
tlfully Illustrated and contains
choice selections from Oregon poets
It Is on sale at bookstores and is a
book thai should be of great interest
to all Westerners.
WILL FIGHT MEL WITH
PLANES AND MACHINE fll'NS
Paris, Mar. 13. The first aerial
duel in history waa arranged today
The principal are Captain Sohrel
ber and Captain Vaudoornne. They
will use Nleuport single seat ma
chines, equipped with machine guns
Their seconds, Captain Wadon and
Pilot J3abo will take the air at the
The circumstances resulting in
the duel were not learned. The ex
act date of the encounter was not
given out, but It wa expressed to
WYOMING SOLDIERS JO
GET BRONZE. MEDALS
Choyenne, Wyo., Mar. 13. The
"Wyoming legislature has authorized
the Issuance of bronzy medals for
very soldier enlisted from the
state. One side will contain the sol
diers name and rank, the other an
Inscription: "In recognition of loyal
service In the world war, from the
State of Wyoming."
Two (JcmiHii Cable Cut during War
lly llriIh ( UlmiHl by KiigtnfMl.
I('KI KxptTtd Arguo
Paris, Mar. 13. Realizing the
possibility of a virtual monopoly of
able communications by Great Brit
ain should ber claim to the captured
German cables fa sustained, the Am
erican detonates to the peace confer
ence are endoavorlng to make a
strong presentation of their case.- The
naval experts were unable to agree
and the aupreme council reterred
to legal experts the question of title.
These experts are being pressed by
the Americans for a decision.
Early In the war the British cut
the two German cables from Emden
to America by way of the Atom and
also the cable between Monrovia, the
Uberlan capital, and Brazil. They
took one end of the German-American
cables to Halifax, thereby secur
ing another trana-Atlantto line for
themselves. The other cfble tbey
gave to the French government.
The British now claim that these
cable are prlxos of war. They do
not Intend to allow their return to
Germany or to regard them as sub
ject to disposition by the peace con
ference. The American delegates,
however, contend that the ' cables
were unlawfully cut and unlawfully
reconnected, because the United
States wasiot at war when thla was
done and bad an Interest In them.
Nor, they claim, waa ther proper
warrant for the cutting of th cable
between Liberia and Brasilia both
these countries were neutral.
CLOCKS WILL HE KKT AHKAI
' ON THE BOTH OF MARCH
Washington, Mar. 13. Under the
daylight saving law all tbe clocks
In the United States are supposed
to b turned forward one bour at 3
o'clock lu tbe morning on Sunday,
March 30, And all of tbe railroad
In the United State, Including those
outside government cqntrol will be
ordered to make their schedules con
form to the new time.
A movement to repeal thla day
light saving law was started In the
laat congress, but the protest from
working people- In Industrial centers
poured In In such bewildering num
ber to members of congress that
the repeal was never passed. Under
the law, the saving period run to
tbe last Sunday In October, on the
morning of which day at I o'clock
the clock will be turned back one
hour to obsorvatory time.
HMiS HSVE Mi
Ml) Pit BMW
Pari, Mar. 13, A balance sheet
drawn tfu from official data by the
Paris Information ahows the state
of account on February 1 as between
France and Germany for destruction
and damage to railway plants:
On tbe debit side, destroyed by
the Germans: ....'
French northern aallway systems.
2063, miles of track.
French eastern"', railway system,
1,43? miles ot track.
Bridges, aqueducts and culverts
Tunnels destroyed. 12.
.Telegraph and telephone lines des
troyed, 1,987 miles. .,
Railway building destroyed, 590.
. Food depots destroynd,s165.
Metal tubing and pipelines des
troyed, 20,000 tons. ... ,
Twenty-five great machinery re
pairing centers have been entirely
wrecked (or sorlously damaged, In
cluding those of Lille, Douai, Arras,
Valenciennes, Camliral, Rhelms and
' On the' credit tide:
One thousand three hundred and
elghty-flyo engines and 34,971 cars
surrendered by Germany to France
out of the 2,600 engines and 70,000
cars stipulated by the terms of the
armistice,1 . ," '
SCRAP FOR CABLES
CHANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY,
IF ItEFl'HEl), ASHKKTK THAT Bt'8
HIA WILL SHORTLY ISECOME
LIVE IK FEAR OF
Willing to Do Own Fighting, Hut
Want Allien to Help Hold the
Ground Won From Ited
Pari, Iar. 18. Former Grand
Duke Alexander Mlchaelovltch, who
arrived In Pari recently from tbe
Crimea, told tbe Associated Press
today that unless armed allied In
tervention In Russia began st once.
tbe -aituatlon In Russia would be
come so hopelessly desperate that
It would take years to restore a
semblance of order in eastern Eu
rope. The former grand duke, who Is a
brother-in-law of the former emper
or, continued: "I do not ask the al
lies to fight for us. We merely ask
them to keep order In the territories
wrested from bolabevlsm by the gov
ernment already fighting In tbe so
viet. "I came here In January in an at
tempt to help my country as a pri
vate cltlten. I thought I would Jind
Justice and sympathy at the peace
conference but have bees disappoint
ed aa 1 found visible only personal
Intrigues, party politics and national
"I requested President Wilson to
receive me, but be replied through
hi secretary that he was too busy
with peace conference matters. What
matter can be more momentous to
the peace conference than tbe Rus
sian problom? I asked to be al-
lowed to go to England, but was
refused a passport, yet tbey received
Kerensky. I dare not request 'per
mission to visit America, not wish
ing to Invite rebuff."
Referring to the proposed confer
ence on the Prince Islands, : the
grand : duke said that the proposal
was a mistake, as the bolshevikl are
claiming that the allied governments
have recognised them because they
feared the bolshevikl.
"On January 25," tbe grand duke
continued, "seven days ' after ' the
Princes islands proposal, tbe bolshe
vikl led my two brothers and two
cousins from the fortress ot St.
Peter and St. Paul and shot them
"They never would have dared to
do this unless they bad been sure of
tbe moral support afforded by the
semi-recognition by the peace con
"Had President Wilson come out
strongly and surely with a repudla
tlon Of and non-recognition ot the
bolshevikl, it would have encouraged
the governments warring against
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FOR BIG CONVENTION
Vancouver, B. C, Mar. 13. Min
ing men from many parts ot Canada
and the United States are expected
to attend the International' Mining
Convention to be held here March
17, 18 and 19, according to the local
mining officials who are arranging
for the meeting. '
T. A. Rickard, San Francisco, mln-
authorlty, editor, studeut and trav
eler, will be one of the principal
speakers at the meeting. He will
talk on "Mining as an Investment."
Mr, Rickard, It 1 said here, Is known
In nearly every mining community
on the globe, having spent . years
Journeying and visiting mine.
ASKED BY DUKE
OWXWX, TIHIWDAY, MARCH
SAMPLE OF OWN
KPAKTACANS APPLY METHOD
OF OLD GERMAN GENERALS
ON BERLIN PEOPLE
EIIT LOSSES SMALL
One Version U That Sitartacan
Groups Are Formed for Sole
Pnrpoae of Plundering
Copenhagen, Mar. It. German
government force after lively fight
ing, aucceeded In driving the Sparta
cans out of the eastern section of
Berlin, Including Llchtenberg, a Ber
lin dispatch filed Wednesday says.
The occupation of tbe district was
aystematlcally carried out by the
Considerable amount of arms and
munitions were captured. Losses on
the government side were not heavy;
The message says "the bestial sets
of cruelty by the Spartacan has
been fully confirmed."
. London, Mar. IS. A Ulspatch
ssys the nature of fighting between
government troops and the Sparta-
cans In the eastern suburbs of Ber
lin seems to indicate that tbe local
Spartacan groups were formed for
no other purpose than to plunder
the city. . - -
Paris, Mar. 13. Negotiations At
Posen between the Germans, and
members of the inter-allied mission
to Poland over the Polish' frontier
situation have been broken off by
the German delegates. It is reported,
"as a protest against their treatment
by the allies."
VICTORY LOAN DRIVE TO
START ON APRIL 21
Washington, Mar. II. The vic
tory liberty loan campaign will open
Monday, April II, and close three
-weeks later, Saturday, May 10.
Secretary Glass announced the
dates today, together with the fact
that short-term notes maturing in
not over five years would be Issued
Instead ot longer term bonds. . The
amount ot notes to be offered was
not disclosed, but It has been gen
erallxnnderatood that the. loan
would be for a minimum of $5,000,
000,000 with the treasury reserving
the tight to accept all over-subscrip
tions.! . ". " "
Mf. Glass said the Interest rate on
the notes and the amounts to be ex
empted from taxation would not be
determined until a week or two be
fore the campaign, as they would be
based upon financial conditions at
that time. It. was intimated, how
ever, that the notes might bear In
terest In excess of 414 per cent, the
interest rate on the third and fourth
London, Mar. 13. Actual con
struction work already has been be
gun In connection; with the projected
Cape to. Cairo Air Servjco, the Brit
ish air mlnlatry announces. Aero.
dr.omes are being set up every 600
miles, the present non-stop , limit,
from one end ot Africa to the other,
the principal ones. being built at
Cairo, Khartoum, and two In German
East Africa, at Kampla and UJiJi.
The route then passes Into Rho
desia, and along the course ot the
railway to the cape. ' Long before
the famous Cape to Cairo railway Is
tn operation It Is confidently expect
ed that airplanes will be covering
the route on regular schedules. .The
distance is 5,200 miles. .
III CORBETT BLOQ
Three Injured, While ilrl Elevator
Operator I Imprisoned ('age
Torn Apart for Her lU-leaae .
Portland, Ore., Mar. 13. A boil
er In tbe basement of 'the Corbett
building exploded today, probably fa
tally Injuring George Udy and se
verely Injuring Chief Engineer Jas.
Asber. The elevator operator. Miss
Pauline Hendricks, was overcome by
smoke and steam when the 'elevator
stalled between tbe basement and
the first floor. Tbe cage bad to be
torn apart to liberate her.
Everybody was ordered from tbe
building until the fuel oil fire was
extinguished. Only slight damage
Later the hospital authorities stat
ed that Udy, Asher and Claude Hoff
man, another man of the engine
room force who jvaa injured, all
would probably die. .
DRINK-CRAZED MAN SENDS.'
THREE TO HOSPITAL
Chicago, Mar. 13. Two policemen
and civilian are In hospitals today
with bullet wounds Inflicted by a
man barricaded In bis own house,
while the latter lies in a morgue
with part of bis bead blown off by
turning his weapon against himself.
From 10 o'clock last night until 1
o'clock this morning, George Ondeck,
real estate dealer, held more than
half hundred policemen at bay, lex-
changing, ahot for shot and driving
the . beseigers to cover to adjacent
fences, sheds and eottagea. . When
Ondeck was reduced to his last cart
ridge, he . turned hi, rjfle against
himself. ... ,
' Forty-five minutes later the police
crept cautiously Into the house. On
deck lay dead on the floor. . The
house was filled with -gas, a beseig-
ers bullet having broken a gas pipe.
In a rear room, lying on the floor
and close to the walls, were Mrs. On'
deck and .her several children, where
they, had thrown themselves to es
cape the bullets.
Ondeck is said to have been drink
ing and the police were hunting him
with A warrant . charging . cruelty.
sworn .out by his wife. They had
gone to the bouse when the eldest
boy had hurried to the nearest po
lice .station to summon aid against
the father who was threatening the
family. Three of them went ' and
were fired upon. . They summoned
LEAGUE WILL START
San Francisco, " Cal , Mar. IS.
All of tbe clubs ot the Pacific Coast
baseball league are quartered at
their respective training camps and
undergoing their workouts' prelimin
ary to the regular training season
Along with the veterans, there are
dozens ot newcomers who are be Wig
given an opportunity to show their
knowledge of the game. A few of
these may be beard from. The ma
jority, as a rule, fail to pass muster.
The various training grounds to
gether with the respective managers
on- whom will devolve the task .of
building up teams are:
Portland, Crockett, Cal., McCredie.
San Francisco, 'Santa Clara, Cal.,
Salt Lake City, Pittsburg, Cal
Seattle, Taft, Cal., Clymer.
Vernon, Vernon, Cal., Esslck.
Sacramento, Sacramento, Cal.
Oakland, Oakland, Cal., Howard,
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Cal
The season will begin on Tues
day, April 8, which Is one week la
ter than has been the opening date
ot the past, thus allowing additional
time in which to round up the teams.
The pairing ot the teams tor the
opening day games are: Seattle at
San Francisco, Oakland at Sacramen
to, Los Angeles at Portland and Ver
non at Salt Lake City. -
WHOLE NUMBER Ml.
JESS If LARD
FORMER WORLD'S CHAMPION
SEEKS ANOTHER BATTLE
WITH GIANT WHITE HAN
mUJO TERMS IT BIG JOKE
Asserts "Big Smoke". Is Down art
Out and Wants Money Will
Not Fight Colored Mea
Havana, Mar. 13. Jack Johnson,.
former heavyweight champion pugu
list of the world, in a signed article
given to the Associated Press, de
clares that his fight with Jess Wil
lard here tour, years' ago was a pre
arranged affair and that be allowed
Willard to win for $30,000, all mov
ing picture rights, an the promise
of aid to settle Johnson's difficul
ties with the federal authorities. -
Johnson now says that unless WI1-
lard agree to fight him within a
reasonable time lie will claim th
world's title. Tbe proceeds of tha
bout would go to the Clark Griffith's
bat and ball fund. ' A Cuban con
gressman Is backing Johnson. -
'Lawrence, Kan.. Mar. 13. Jess
Willard said In reply to Johnson's
statements that the . latter simply
needs money and is trying to pat
over another match; that there Is'
absolutely sotting to the charges -
ts simply a big Joke. Willard
"does not Intend to fight Johnson
or any other colored man." ' -
FOCH S GREAT PLANS
CQWED THE .GERMANS
San Francisco, Mar. 13. Writing
from Verdun-enr-Meuse, L. Bean
man, former division engineer tor
the Stockton division of the South
ern Pacific, and now engineer, ma-.
intenance of way, in the cone of ad
vance, says that at Mont Homme,
(Dead Man's Hill) , . a short way
from 'Verdun, the- engineers came
across the "Crown Prince Tunnel"
where comfortable hotel apartments
"bad. been constructed and equipped
with tbe latest Teutonic conven
iences, Including a subterranean
brewery. After the St. Mlhlel drive,
Beanman reveals that tbe allies
were preparing , the super-drive ot
the war near the Swiss border, and
trains were moving thither on double "
track every nine minutes... It was ,
knowledge of these preparations
that caused the Germans to con-'
elude peace on any terms.
Salem, Ore., Mar. 13. Announce
ment is made here that business men '
of Portland and Salem, who are In
terested in the Charles K, Spauldlng .
Logging company of Salem and the
Crown Willamette Paper mills ot
Oregon City, will establish a paper
mill in Salem on the site of the old
Salqro' Flouring mills. The con-structlon-of
the plant. It Is said, will
begin at an early date and will in
volve an Investment of $500,000. F.
W. Leadbetter, of Portland, Is the
moving spirit in the project.
LAYS BLAME FOR WAR
Berne, Switzerland, Mar. 13. A
priest here charges that the assassin
ation of Archduke Francis Ferdi
nand and his wife at Sarajevo In
1914 resulted from a deliberate plot,
by the late Count Tisza, former Hun
garian, premier, who wa responsible
for the war. The priest was-spiritual
adviser of tbe archduke's wife.1