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VOL. IX., No.
GRANTS PARS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON,
TUESDAY, APRIL ft, 1010.
"WIIOLtf NUMBER 2S6.
BIG 4 GETTING
X)IXNKL 1IOIHH HTILL.Hl'llHTL
TtTKH Toil WILSON, WHO IS
1'XAIILH TO II K PRESENT
Will Kiidtvivor o Place lteMimillil
lly for War and Name Tribunal '
to Try Knitter iuiiI Other
I'arla, Apr. 8. The council of four
met at Uoyd Onorgo' residence
day. President WIIhuii wua unable
to attend thin mornlnK. but It
hoped that he will ha able to be pre-,
out Inter in the day. j The United State will maintain In
The overnight tension In peace comtnlHalon and ready for aervlre
conforenco circle has not been din-j under the plan a minimum of 1,050
pulled, but It win felt that tlio ea- lank, 330 being of the hoavy and
Mlou today would rli-ur the atmos-,720 of the light type. A third type,
phew. I known a the "signal tank," I pro-
Tho first question taken up waVldod for each company and bat
thnt of procedure, In un effort to ac-.tallon commander, 45 in all bolng
colernto the work. Colonel House comprised In tlio complete tank or-
repreaented the president.
Tlio afternoon session will be de
voted to the rmpoimllilllty of the
war, including tlio question of a trl-
bunal to try the former kaiser, the.
crown prlnco and other.
The commission on reparation
ha agreed on tho main feature and
a more hopeful tone prevailed as the
day went on.
IO.(HM TO FIGHT DIKIOYAI.TV
Ilashane, Australia, via Montreal
4Apr. 8. At a meeting of returned i
aoldiera held in tho exhibition
ground on Sunday, 10,000 volun
teer were enrolled as an army to
At tho Newman M. B. church thl
forenoon at 9:30, tho district annual
meeting of the Woman's Home and
Foreign 'Missionary societies was
called to ordor 'by Mrs. M. C. Reed,
of Ashland. Beside iMrs. Reed the
delegates from 'Ashland are: Mrs. O.
F. Dllllngs, Mrs. C. W.' Hammond.
'Mrs. O. A. Ed wards. Mrs. II. J. Van
Fossen .and Mrs. Hodktnson; from
Medford, Mrs. O. E. Osborne and
'Mrs. R. D. Henson; f rom Wlldorvllle,
Tlev. and Mrs. Rummnll and Mrs.
Ixvelnce; from Uosoburg, Mrs. M. C.
Marsters and Mr. Watson. Mrs. A.
R. Maclan and iMIsa OBa Grace Das
of Portland are In attendance to
make addresses at the meeting. The
forenoon session was tnk'en up with
reports, addresses and routine bus
iness. At noon the ladles of the lo
cal societies served a luncheon In
the church. Tonight at 8 o'clock
Mrs. Maclean will speak on "Metho
dist Women In the Centenary" and
t Ml Davis on "Obligations In
JREACHEROUS COAST -WILL
Dawson. Y. T., March 21. (By
Canadian Press) 'Resolutions favor
ing improvemdnts to coast water
ways from "Seattle and Vancouver
B. C, northward, Including Canu-
dlan and Alaskan waters, have been
adopted 'by the Yukon Development
league. The resolutions point out
the losses of hundreds of lives' and
more than 8200,000,000 worth o
shipping in those 'waterB. Coopera
tlon Is asked of theleglslntures or
"Yukon. Alaska. British Columbia
and Washington stato, and the com
-merclal and mining; bodies of coast
cities, In urging ample appropriation
from Washington; D.. C..' and Ottawa.
I'.Mliniatff IImmhI on OmilUlon April
I Place Yield at h:I7,(MM,(mio llu.
ulieU for IDIU
Washington, Apr. 8. The large!
crop of winter wheat ever grown Is
tlio forecast for this year by the de
partment of agrl'iilture, which bases
tlio estimate on condition reported
on April 1. The enormous yield of
837,000.000 I Announmd, which, at
the government' guaranteed price of
$2.20 a bushel, plncus the value of
the predicted crop at $2.R91,S20,000.
TANKS TO IIKCOMK PART
OF l H. AltMV ORGANIZATION
Washington, Apr. 8. Recognition
of the Importance of armored tanka,
to-jordnanco cavalry.'ln modern warfare
j In Indicated by the peare time orgnn-
Untlon of thin arm. Just approved by
the war department
A tank nrlwido, composed of one
battalion of hoavy tanka and two of
light tank, will be attached to each
army corp. The typical heavy bat-
tallon Include 45 fighting tank,
with 24 In reserve, and the light bat
talion 4S fighting machine with IS
. ITHREE OVERSEAS MEN
RETURN HOME TODAY
Dwlght Jewell, member of the
37th Engineers curved 10 months In
Franco and when designated for re
turn was 'with the army of occupa
tion tt Colilonz, returned bumo this
mcrnln.:. He was for three month
ntntlonot In tho Tonl sector. Dur
ing the 10 months In France the only
Grants Piss man he saw was Wal
D. Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. U Warren, returned home this
morning after serving' with the Ca
nadian army for two years and nine
months. He was In the 187th Bat.
" Sergeant G. Spranger, modlcnl de
partment, base hospital" ' IS, 18
mifnths In France, arrived home to
day. Ho sjient the greater part of
the time overseas at Chaumont,
France.' ' " "' '
E. F. llannum, who has spent the
greater part of the iaBt three years
at Taktlma, Is In the city today, hav
ing been recently called to his ranch
on the Ablegate 'by the serious 111-
noss of his father, Wm. Hannum,
who, Is now I'n, his 86th year.
Mr. Hannum has been employed
at the Queen o( Bronco mine, which
is now shut down. because of the
low price of copper. He states that
the new wagon road which Is being
constructed from a point near Waldo
to the copper property isliout 12
miles' to the south," and owned by
some'Chlcago people., Is weir under
way. Aibout a mile and a quartor
of the road has 'been finished, states
Mr. Hannum, but it is a hard road
to construct and some blasting
through solid rock will have to be
done. A donkey engine Is used to
grub the trees from the right ofway.
PEASANTS IX AKSIS
' r MAttCWtXO OX KIKV
Budapest, Apr.. 8. Troops com'
manded by Simon Petrura, peasant
leader of the Ukrainians, are said to
be menacing the city of Kiev' ,Tper
are within a few miles of the city.
GERMAN IMPERIALISM IS
Soviet Republic Proclaimed at
nection With Hungarian Peoples Announced Outbreak
Due at Hamburg Spartacans Again a Menace
Nuremburg. April 8. The proc
lamation of a soviet republic at Mu
nich ha been announced in the
newspaper. Enormous crowd gath
ered in the streets, ibut the new was
received calmly by the people. A
complete severance from the old Ger
man imperialism and the resumption
of "brotherly connection" with the
Russian-Hungarian peoples 1 an
nounced. Copenhagen, Apr. 8. Demonstra
tion have occurred in Munich
against the now revolutionary gov
ernment in Bavaria, Berlin dis
patches state. Demonstrations were
dispersed by troop.
Berlin report say a political
movement of great Importance is
Imminent In the region of Hamburg.
GREATEST OF FLIRTS
Bonn, tRhelnish Prussia, Mar. 31.
To discourage fraternization on
the port of the young German wom
en on Bonn with British soldiers the
military authorities' recently Inaugu
rated a syulom of posting the name
of women. The first inch placard
to appear was on lust Sunday morn
ing at the moat prominent street
corner in Bonn.
The week following the authorities
reported that there was a falling off
in the number of fraternization case
Reported., of more than 50 per cent.
WAVE OF CRIME SWEEPS ENGLAND JD
!.ndon, Apr. 7 Spectacular hold
uis, mysterious murders and .thril
ling Jewelry robberies are claiming
the best skill or Scotland Yard and
holding the attention of tho London
public. Not for many years if in
deed ever have the authorities been
callod upon to cope with such a wave
of crime as that which has swept the
metropolis since the beginning of the
year. While some arrests have been
madeand some men punished, the
police are hard put to keep pace with
So frequent have robberies become
that London bankers have taken
measures to meet possible raids on
their cash counters, '"'a proceeding
hitherto unknown In the clly. All
cashiers have been Inatructed to keep
cash out of sight Instead of display
lng U on hank counters. The police
In the neighborhood of important
banking houses have been ordered to
be especially-vigilant, particularly at
tfe lunch hour.
The iprevalence of crime was first
called .to the attention of the author
ities 'When' the newspapers made a
sensation out of the sudddn death of
"Blllte" Carlton, a favorite aotress,
who was found dead in her apart
ment the morning after the famous
liberty ball several months ago. It
developed that she had died from an
overdose of a drug. tAn Investigation
showed that the practice of drug-
taftlng was Increasing In the city and
thai"'pptum parties" were not un
common. Next the city was startled by the
arrest of Lieutenant Colonel Norman
O. Rutherford, of the army medical
corps, charged with shotting to death
Major Wiles C. Se tpn also, of the
mwcaj. corps, atVth', house of the
major's cousin. BIr Malcom Beton In
Munich and Brotherly Con
It fs reported that Doctors Hgiiffen
berg and Herz, ttpartacan leaders,
themselves musters of the situation
and in converting Hamburg and the
region between Hamburg and Bre
men into -a soviet republic.
Berlin, Apr. 8. Dissention have
already arisen among the founders
of the soviet governments In Bavaria
and an Intensified state of siege nas
been proclaimed in Munich. " ItJs re
ported that the communists there
have decided that they will not col
laborate with the majority socialist.
They have demanded the removal of
the socialists -from the new govern
ment which they wish to consist pf
communists and independent social
A supply of questionnaires pre
pared by the chrome commission at
Washington, D. C, have been ' re
ceived by Frank. C. Bramwell, and
may be obtained by calling at the
Grants Pass Banking company, or by
writing Mr. Bramwell a letter re
questing that a supply be sent by
mall. Under recent rulings three
questionnaires must accompany each
claim for reimbursement. . One copy
must be sworn to before a notary
public or the cleric of a court. The
other two must be filed with the ver
ified questionnaire and claim.
OF SCOTLAND YARD
Holland Park... The hearing of this
case in court has not been concluded.
Murders of lees importance fol
lowed, ach having some unusual
feature. The city was again aroused
a few weeks ago by the published
statement that Major H. IB. Chaney,
of the "Royal Air" Force, bad tried
to kill his aged mother, at Talgarth
Mansions, and had then killed him'
self. Mrs. Chaney was severely
wounded, but hopes are 'entertained
for her recovery. Police investiga
tion threw no' light on the tragedy
so far as the public was concerned.
Major Chaney was one of the best
known officers of the British . air
force, having been the Inventor of
the camera gun with which cadets
were trained in aerial gunnery.'
Of robberies there have been
many. Holdups have taken place In
the West Bndrfind In the suburbs at
night, while scores of houses and
apartments have been robbed In the
most clever manner.'
. Jewelry robberies have perhaps
been the most frequent crimes since
the epidemic set 1n. A- number of
high class shops have been entered
in daylight by thieves who, on pre
tense of buying .diamonds, have stol
en Jewels to the value of many thou
sands of dollars. ; '
'Many cases are assigned for the
number and character of the crimes.
the majority of them placing the re
sponsibility at the doors of dlscharg
ed soldiers. Police officers from
some of the most Important Amorl
can cities are in London seeking In
ternational criminals who may 'have
been discharged from some of the
armtes. French and Italian officers
also are said to be here, each looking
tor an opportunity to assist In the
general round-up. , ' " ' v T
, 'Meantime the. crimes continue.'
JAPS MAKE SECRET
Out-Think the blne by Iubllhing
, Agreement. Which Tliey Claim
""" Were "N'ot Secret"
Washington, Apr. 8. In proof of
its contention that the so-called
"secret agreements" between Japan
and China contain nothing secret,
the Osaka Malnchl has published the
military and naval agreements of
1918 between the two countries, the
text of which was made public here.
Both agreements. It was provided,
should be "treated In the light of
military secrets." It was also pro
vided that they should become "nuH
and void on the termination of Jap
an and China's war against Ger
many and Austria."
Japan and China, according to the
military agreement, were to take co
operative action ' against the enemy
in view of the fact that enemy in
fluence is Invading Russia eastward
and the peace of the two countries
may thus be imperiled."
Chinese authorities were to help
Japanese troops and Japanese troops
were to respect Chinese sovereignty.
and Japan pledged herself to with
draw, on the conclusion of hostili
ties, all her troops within Chinese
The military authorities of either
country,' It was stipulated. . should
consult the convenience of the other
In regard to the military operations.
'In the event of employing the
Chinese eastern railway for purposes
of military transport," It was agreed.
the existing treaties shall be re
spected In regard to the control, pro
tection, etc.," of this railroad, but
with reference to the method of
transport matters shall be agreed
upon as occasion may warrant, be
tween the 'authorities concerned 'un
der Instruction from the military an
tnonties of the two countries.
Similar engagements were made
in the naval agreement, equality to
be mutually Tespected and, "In the
event of Japan and China opening
operations," the naval " authorities
and people of both countries were to
be Instructed to "preserve friend
ships and good will within the areas
of military operations so that the ob
ject of making cooperative defenses
against the enemy be fulfilled."
The area of military ' operations
and military functions were to be
agreed upon with due regard and al
lowances for the military strength
of the two countries.
AUSKA ASKS MORE
ER FROMU. S.
' Juneau, Alaska, Apr. 8. .Alaska
is the latest of the globe's communi
ties to ask for home' rule. Today
Senator 'William Britt, Juneau, intro
duced into the territorial senate a
Joint memorial asking congress to
give Alaska full territorial govern
ment. Senator Britt's memorial request
ed a government similar to those of
other territories of the United States
before -they were admitted Into the
union of states. .Alaska's present
government, It declared, is much
more restricted than other territor-.
itles have been in the past.
Statements have been made here
that too little authority Is given
Alaska by the federal government
to deal directwith local conditions.
Too many matters, it has been charg
ed must go to Washington. '
INLAND EMPIRE FARMERS
CALL LABOR FROM FRISCO
Seattle, Apr. 8. Farm labor is
needed so badly In eastern Washing
ton that Lawrence Wood, ' Seattle,
state director of the federal employ'
ment bureau has sent a call to Call
fornla for .help. There Is a big labor
surplus In San Francisco, 'Mr. Wood
has learned. ' About 1,000 men could
be ' used,, on Washington farms at
wages from $60 to $70 per month
FORTY 1. 1 W.
ACTIVfTY OP FEDERAL OFFI.
CIALS MAKES LIFE MISERABLE
FOB ALL DISLOYAL"
-TIN. IT SPOKANE
Harry Wicks, Who Organized Fort
Und Soviet of Radicals, Gets In
' Trouble at Spokane
, Leavenworth, Ka., Apr. 8.- War- '
rants calling for the doportatlon of
40 I. W. W. now serving sentences
in the federal prison here, have been '
served by immigration officials. The
men will be deported at the end 'of
Spokane, Wash., Apr. 8. The po
lice here have published a letter
which they declare was found ' on,
Harry M. Wicks, of Portland, who is
under arrest here on the charge of
disloyalty and violation of the Mann"
act. The letter refers to a meeting
of 'C C. C." the same Initials signed
to- a -threatening letter received by.
Governor Stephens of California he-
fore the executive mansion was dam
aged by a bomb. '
. ' Wicks was the organizer of the
Portland soviet of radicals.
PLACED UNDER ARREST-
Copenhagen, Apr. 8.--Herr Lands
berg, minister of Justice, in the na
tional German government, has been
arrested at Bagdeburg, capital of
Prusian Saxony, by members of reg-'
iments stationed there. It Is report-:
ed. General von Kleist, command
ing the Fourth army, and his staff.
Copenhagen, Apr. '8. Landaberg,
minister of Justice of the German
government, was released at Helm
stad, a dispatch says. As a result of
his arrest a state of siege has been
declared at Odagdeburg and . troops
have been sent to bring those . re
sponsible to Justice.
HIGH FARMING WILL
BE' TESTED IX IT AH
Logan, Utah, Apr. ,7. The possi
bilities of . dry-farming a mile and
one-halt above sea level will be In
vestigated this spring by the experi
ment station of the Utah Agricultural
college. The experiment will be con
ducted In John's valley,, this state,
and will be under the direct super
vision of Dr. F. S. -Harris, director
and agronlmist of the experiment
station of the college. A 40-acre
tract has' already been cleared, plow
ed and fenced for the experiment.
Melborne, March 17. Australia is
faced with a difficult problem in try
ing to man its navy. 'Enlistments
of 1,140 men will expire next June
and according to a statement by the
naval ministry, a canvass of the fleet
showed that only 9T Intended to re
main In the service, despite the' gov
ernment's offer of a bonus of $125.
Unmarried, seamen now are receiv
ing l$16 a week and, the married men
an additional 50 cents or dollar 'a
aay, according io rating, 'rne pay oi
officers Is higher than In the royal
navy,, Every, effort Is, being: made, to
Induce men to embark on a naval
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