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RULE OR Will
Jtl.NTI.TXH FACTIONS IN UNITED
STATES PLAN REVOLUTION
i mj:ss given power
APPEAL SENT TO
Many Democrat and IliKhbrow lll
aliovlk and !' IflNt. Hnid to Ho
In Hympiitliy With Movement
New York. Mar. 22. Political
revolnUon which aim at "changes
la tho structure of our government,'
U planned through a uiovoment
launched in an advertisement lu Os
wald 0. Vlllard's. weekly. The n
tlon. . It calls (or a natlonul couvon-
tlon of loader of radical thotigh;
Out of the oonfuroni-e it I purposed
to create a national purty to content
tlio control of tbe government lu the
campaign of 1820.
"UevoluUon or reconstruction?"
the call la headed.
Tbe elements directly appealod to
or Included by association are those:
1. The non-partisan league; that
la, Townloy'a movement, now a weep
ing tbe middle and northwestern sec
tlona of the country.
1. The new American labor par
ty, branch of wlil.-Ji already have
been formed in New York, Chicago,
Seattle and other sections.
S. The national party which rep
resents, the "highbrow" clement, In
cluding tho "(tarlor Bolsbevlka."
. Tbe I. W. V.
5. The socialists.
Although not directly named, the
call la appareatly-deslgnod to touch
leaaor groups. Somo of the tiamea
are reminiscent of pacifism.
It la rumored that if all these
groups can be amalgamated then
negotiations will be opened with tho
democratic party, many of whose
leaders are understood beforehand to
. The nation-wide propaganda de
mands "recognition of the sovlot
government of Huiwia by the United
SLEET AND SNOW TIE
UP CENTRAL STATES
Denver, Colo., Mar. 22. Sloet and
buow In northern Colorado, Wyo
ming and New Mexico yesterday ser
iously In t erf erred with telegraph and
telephone com m tin lea tlon and rail
road schedules. The wires are down
SLAVS MAY AO HOME
New York, Mar. 22.i The execu
tive oo mm It too of the second . all
Ruselan colonial convention today
announced the incorporation of the
Svoboda steamship line, the purpose
of which company would he to ohar
ter or purchase steamers for the
transportation of 1,000,000 Russian
workers, bolshevik and others, to
Democrats want to
test popular vote
Jefferson City, Mo,, Mar. 22.
Fifty democratic members of the
Missouri legislature have offered to
resign if Senator James Reed would
resign. They .then propose to run
for Te-eloctlon as thoy suggest Sen
ator Reed to do, to force a popular
vote In the state on tho league of
llolhlutvlkl DcUtiiiIiiwI to EiUrinJn
to ' "ItiU'lIootuaT1 Class and
Omsk, Siberia, Mar. 22. Whole
sale aatuisl nations were conducted by
the Rod Guard In tho village of Trol-
ky, near i'erni. when tho Bolsb.
vlkl wore driven out of tho latter
place by the Blborlaa army, say of
ficials of the All-Russian govern
mem. Prutilcally everybody known
to bo educated or regarded as an
Intellectual" was arrested and elth
er sliot or stabbed to death. The
victims Include a leading agrloultur
1st named 8ouvoroff. a woman nhv.
alclan named Kafmykowa, a police
ustloo, the aged .sister of a Driest.
and an employe of the forestry ad
ministration with his wife.
Incidents of this kind are declar
ed to be frequont throughout tbe
districts occupied or evacuated br
the Bolshevlkl. Admiral Kolchak.
tho teiuKrary governor for the
Omsk AII-KusHlan government, and
othor leading officials point out that
the uolahovlk movement has entire
ly lost its original character and has
degenerated Into wild license and
cruelty, trying to exterminate all
those who work with tholr brain as
against thoso who labor with their
hands, destroying ruthlessly every
estlge of national order before
dreaming of replacing It with any
kind of system or organization.
The general verdict In Siberia to
day la that If humanity does ' not
tamp out bolshevlsm, , bolshovism
will crush humanity and everything
that is sacred and peaceful in the
world, for bolahevtsm Is regarded as
an International danger and not
alone a Russian danger.
IHP OVER TIE SORAS
Sacramento, Cal., Mar. .22. Army
aviators In three DeHavlland air
planes left .Mather Flold here today
In an attempt to 'fly over the Sierra
Nevada mountains to Reno, Nevada.
The flight across the Sierras has
never been accomplished.
Reno, Nev Mar. 22. The, Sacra
mento aviators have reached Carson
City, having crossed the mountains
ENORMOUS SUM To
London, Mar. 22. While the
monetary loss from the sinking of
British ships during the war will
never be accurately known, the gov
ernment up to this tlmo has paid to
British shopowners approximately
(527,000,000. A few cases remain
to bo settled.
NEW JOSEPHINE HOTEL
The Chamber of Commerce Mon
day noon luncheon will be served at
the Josephine hotel, Don't fall to
hear the dobmte, "Shall the Chamber
ot Commerce Keep the Tourist Auto
Park," affirmative,' Clarence Wine
trout and O. 3. Blanchard; negative,
Jessie Johnston and Sam H. Baker.
Linn Sabln will explain the work,
and object of tho Junior commercial
NO TRACK OF FUGITIVE
Portland, Ore., Mar. 22. It has
been reported to the police here that
"Red" Ruport had visited a gtrl
friend here yesterday. It was also
reported that the Los Angeles police
aire on the lookout for him, but the
authorities have no definite clew as
to hla whereabouts. , .
GIVEN 10 DAYS
SHERIFF PROVIDES BETTER
QUARTERS AND REFUSES TO
PLACE llElt IX JAIL
DENY STORRS All INTERVIEW
ITiMnxutlng Attorney Kays Girl Is
Murderer, Not Martyr, ami He
Bents Sheriffs Actions '
Seattle, Wash., Mar. 22. Ruth
Garrison is held in the House of the
Good Shepherd Instead of in the
county jail on Sheriff Stringer's or
ders, who said "she should not be
put in with those old hags at the
Prosecuting Attorney Fred Crown
said he would object with all his
power to treating her differently
from other women prisoner, and
aid "she is a murderer and not a
martyr and there is no sense In try
ing to make her one."
Mies Garrison was given a week
in which to enter a plea.
Dudley Storrs will be taken to
Okanogan to face the charge of ab
ducting Miss Garrison. He asked
permission to see the girl but his re
quest was denied.
ARMY OFFICER ACCUSES '
AKEROF AIDING I. W. W.
Kansas City, Mo., Mar. 22. Per
fection of a pacifist organization In
such a clever manner that it has
'reached "the foundations of tbe most
active department of the government
the war department," was charged
in an address today by Major Dick
B. Foster, member of a courtmartial
at Camp Funston, Kan., that tried
135 alleged conscientious objectors.
He accused Secretary of War Ba
ker with "intentionally or uninten
tionally aiding and assisUng the I.
W. W., international socialists and
humanitarians In their urogram of
blocking construction of the army by
extending and perverting the acts of
congress for the protection, comfort
and solace of these obstructionists."
TO IKE P
BOOTH TELLS BANQUETERS OF HIGHWAY
Not less than 40 Grants Pass cit
izens attended the get-together meet
ing nnd 'banquet at Medford last
night, and report having spent a
most Interesting and enjoyable even
ing. The majority of them went In
automobiles and experienced some
very deep .mud on the way and as
ithe affair lasted until the midnight
hour many of them did not get home
until after 2 o'clock. .
F. S. Bramwell of this city ably
presided as toastmoater ' and also
made a very Interesting talk. Mayor
Gates of Medford made a short ad
dress of Welcome and several others
were called upon for speeches, after
which Hon. 'R. A. Booth of Eugene
was Introduced as principal siaker
of the evening. He spoke for abdut
45 minutes nnd was given the closest
attention. He stated that the state
of California had appropriated $400,-
000 for building a highway from
Crescent City towards Grants Pass.
In regard to the Pacific highway,
Mr. Booth said that (most of the
grading would be finished during
the present' year, that some paving
would be laid -within the next few
months, and that by the end of next
year the whole highway would in all
probability be paved or macadam
ized; that not less than (40,000,000
would be spent on Oregon roads In
the hear future.
ACXT8ED OF ASKING FOB AND
RECEIVING KlUDES FROM
GAMBLERS AND RESORTS
ASKS FOR A SPEEDY TRIAL
FurnlMlies $10,000 liond and De
clares That Whole Disturbance
Is Political Frame-up
Los Angeles, Cal., Mar. 22.
Mayor Fredoilck T. Woodman was
indicted here by the' grand jury to
day for "asking for, receiving, and
agreeing to receive a bribe" in con
nection with gambling houses and
blind pigs and Immoral resorts.
He gave $10,000 hond and declared
that the Indictment was a political
job .to Influence the outcome of the
mayoralty camnaien int .tnntimr
Two negroes were indicted for giv
ing the bribe.
The mayor pleaded not guilty and
his attorneys asked for a speedy trial
to finish the matter np before the
primary elections which are to be
held on May 6.
JAPANESE USING IRON HAND
IN RULING KOREANS
Philadelphia, Mar. 22. Ten thou
sand Koreans have been killed and
45,000 arrested hy the Japanese
within the last two day la the dam
onstrations for Korean Independence.
according .to a cablegram from
Shanghai which has lust reached Tir
Srngham Rhee. representative of the
Korean national association to the
peace conference, .who is now In this
Japan has cut all wire communlca.
tlon between Korea and the outer
world. Couriers smuggled over the
border Into China have cabled Dr.
BURLESON REMOVES McKAY
New York, Mar. 22. Postmaster
General Burleson today removed
Clarence H. McKay, president of the
Postal Telegraph and Cable com
1 In regard to Mr. Booth's resigna
tion from the state highway commis
sion It has been given out that he has
reconsidered his resignation and will
remain with the board.
A report in circulation that in
stilled enthusiasm into the boosters
present, was that A. C. Ross, who
passed through this city last Thurs
day, was in San Francisco gathering
material and would soon return here
with a crew of surveyors to begin
operations on a railroad between
Grants Pass and Crescent City.
The banquet prepared by the Med-
ioto Doosiers was pronounced aw
"splendid," while the Medford male
quartette and others furnished pleas
ing entertainment. Miss Genevieve
Pattillo and James Uum of this city
favored the banqueters with two
duets, with Miss Berenice Quinlan
at the piano, Miss Quinlan also play
ing a ipiano selection and Mr. Uum
singing a solo. Rev. Drake caught
the closest attention from the au
dience while he delivered a reading.
- The statement that California has
appropriated $400,000 for a wagon,
road Heading toward this city from
Del Norte county, and the rumor
that Mr. Ross really means to con
struct a railroad from Crescent City
to Grants Pass is cause for genuine
ROAD TO COAST
General Pershing Lived to Lead Vic
torious Army to Free Alsace
Lorraine From Hans
Greensburg, Pa,, Mar. . 22. Gen
eral John J. Pershing fulfilled the
wish of an ancestor that a member
of the Pershing family should save
Alsace-Lorraine, when he led the vic
torious American armies against tbe
Germans. This fact is disclosed by
the Reverend Justus N. Pershing, a
cousin of General Pershing, who has
made public a leter written 1n Al
sace Lorraine more than 200 years
ago by Frederick Pershing, General
Pershing's great-great grandfather.
In this letter the general's ancestor
expressed the hope that his son
Prederick Pershing Jr., or his de
scendants "would come back some
day and redeem the fair lands of Al
sace-Lorraine from oppression.
According to the letter, the Per
suings lived in the village of Kehe,
in Alsace-Lorraine in 1744 and
fought under Emperor Charles
against the Magyars. Soon after
that, when a law was passed that all
able-bodied men between the ages of
16 and 60 must join the landwehr
to protect their country from rav
ages by the Austrians. Frederick
Pershing Sr., sent his son to Amer
ica. Frederick Pershing Jr., reach
ed this country in 1749 and after
marrying a Miss Wyant In Balti
more, settled in Westmoreland coun
try, Pennsylvania, where General
Pershing's grandparents were born.
HAWLEY RETURNS HOME
Salem, Ore.. Jtar. 22. Represen
tative Hawley has returned from
Washington to study the needs of his
San Francisco,' Mar. 22. To be
taken to the heart of a German fam
ily which- had lost its own son in the
war, to ait down daily to the dinner
table with the father and mother,
and fiancee of thel ost boy; to take
his little sister in charge at nights
to teach her a few words of EngHsh;
and then to find that he was the
man who killed the son and brother
and fiance that was the tragic ex
perience of Captain Joseph P. Sul
livan, a San Francisco boy now serv
ing with the army of occupation at
The strange story is told in a let
ter from Charles Phillips, San Fran
cisco editor and newspaper man,
now a Columbus secretary stationed
at Ooblenz. A picture sent hy Cap
tain Sullivan, showing himself seated
at the family table at the Httle
house in Treves has been received
by his mother, and confirms Phil
Hps' testimony. The father of the
,dead German soldier is postmaster
Identification was made . possible
when the German housewife, en
gaged in pressing one of Sullivan's
suits, took from his pocket the Iden
tification- tag of the man he had
killed. She knew her own son's
number, and it was the same as that
on the tag.
Captain Sullivan was leading his
men In action in the St. Mlhiel sec
tor, when duty forced him to kill
the German enemy. . Operating - a
few hundred yards away from him
was a German, "77" that had picked
off several soldiers to whom he hod
been deeply attached. Sullivan pick
ed up a :gun, sighted the sergeant,
who was operating the "77", and
shot the gunner down. Later, when
the Americans advanced, he secured
the tag and put it In his own pocket.
The mother, father, fiancee and
even the Htitle sister of the dead sol
dier realize that he was performing
only his dutythat they are victims
not of the 'hate of the Americans,
but only the grim Irony of war. .
ASSERT GERMAN GOVERNMENT
WOULD NOT SIGN TREATY
GIVING POLES OUTLET
CONDITIONS WORSE III RUSSIA
Revolution Expected Shortly and Al
lied Commanders Prepare to De
fend Life and Property
Copenhagen, Mar. 22. Berlin
newspapers protest in strong terms
against the reported proposal of the
allied supreme war council to give
Poland a corridor through Germany
to the Baltic sea and declared that
no German government would sign
a peace treaty containing the condi
tions as reported. The German pa
pers threaten that no German dele
gates will go to the conference.
Vladivostok, Mar. 22. The ever
growing uneasiness In Siberia is tak
en by the allied officials as an indi
cation that a revolution is to start
shortly. The ultra reactionary parti
la using repressive measures which
arouse bitter feeling among the rad
icals and peasants and serve to fan
the flame already kindled.
The allied commanders are prepar
ing to defend life and property with
out taking an active part in any po
litical movement. .
4- SELECTING LANDING
PLACES FOR PLANES
Portland, Mar. 22. The
aero committee of the local
4- Rose Festival association met
last night to disignate landing
V fields preparatory to the com-
lng of government flyers to the .
Portland carnival in June. It
was decided that fields would
be designated as Grants Pass,
4- Roseburg, Eugene and Salem
-f Kincaid Field being used at
f Eugene and the fair grounds at -
GOVERNOR NAMES MEN
FOR STATE FAIR BOARD
Salem, Mar. 22. Governor Olcott
has reappointed J. E. Reynolds, of
La Grande, and W. H. Savage, ot
Corvallis, members of the state fair .
board for a term of four years. Their
terms expired on 'March 14. Mr.
Reynolds was recently elected chair
man of the board. Other members
of the hoard are J. D. Farrell, of
Portland, M. L. Jones of Salem and
A. C. Marsters, of Roseburg. .
RATE CASE NOT TO BE
SETTLED UNTIL APRIL
Salem, Ore., Mar. 22. Public Ser
vice Commissioner Hawley said to
day that it is doubtful if the bom
mission can l9sue an order relative
to the Pacifio Telegraph and Tele
phone company's increased rate case
before the middle of April.
Portland, Ore., Mar. . 22. Five
Oregon aliens, three of them insane,
left for New York on a train with a
carload of others from California"
and Washington for deportation to
the countries from which they came.
They were under charge of Immigra
tion officials. : "