live imii? rr ruf ati? WE'RE TELLING THE WORLD COM'IViJ' ESjbY IT " if! f Ml lis 2 1 II VOU X., No. UU. RETURN flffl OF O.AllKNCK JOHNHOX HIlOt'GIIT HACK IX) COKTMM) FROM AJiASKA TO FACE TRIAL CONFESSES TO THE OFFICERS Aunla That He Una Afraid Bene fxtrrai) WiMild Return I Urn to Hun Qticntln I'riwm t'orllund. Ore,, Oct. 2 1 . -Clarence Johnson, brought back from Noma, Alaska charged with the murder of Mm. Kunlce Frwmin, W. C. T. 17. worker and his benefactress ' hare last AiiKUMt, told newspaper mon here todny that- he was prompt'ed by four that Mm. Freemun would 'have htm neat' back to Sun Quentln for breaking his parole. Nome police men mid that Johnson confessed the murder there also. Johnson said that Mr. Freeman, who won about CO year of ago, was Jealous of his attentions of another woman. Ho aald he waited over an hour to klU the other woman also, hut failed. Then he fled to Seattle and later Alaska. Portland, Oct21. Clarence John no n, who confessed to the murder of his benefactress, Mrs. Eunice W. Freeman, at her home At 424 Fourth street, August IB, will arrive In Portland thfs aftornoon 1n the cus tody of City Dptectlvs John A. GolU and U'atrolman R. U Phillips. Johnson was arreated In Nome. Alaska, where he fled Immediately aftt'r the murder. Portland police bit leers left for the northern port 8"ptemlier 16. armed with extradi tion 'papers, A measage received from Detective OolU yesterday an nounced tbolr arrival In Seattle. The murder of Mrs. Freeman, which was effected by the use of a two-fbot pas pipe. was one of the most 'brutal In, local police annals. Johnson has been Indicted for the crime, and has confessed 4o the au thorities In Nome, according to a cable received here. The police say that his trial mill be speeded as much a possible. 'ALL SORTS' OF MONEY OVER IN JUGO SLAVIA Belgrade, Sept. fi, via Paris Sept. 20. Tot the least ot the ilia that beset Jugo-Slavla la the scrambled condition of its paper currency. The paper money of half a dozen coun tries Is In circulation In various parts of tho kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. , In Belgrade Itself the "krone" ot Austrian ancestry Is still the unit in which all commodities re priced. The situation Is turther complicat ed by the fact that the ratio of ex change between the different moneys varies from day to day. HIS HIDE IS NOW SAFE Amerongen, Oct. 21. Jt is re ported that the former German Em peror has so far recovered from for mer fears of molestation that, when he moves into his new house at Doom, the IDutch state police, who vhave been constantly on guard about . the Den Muck castle here since his arrival, will be relieved of duty. There are no valla or moats ahout the house of Doom, which in risible and easy of access from the main highway. 1 i MURDERER MR FREEMAN CIVILIAN LIFE TOO TAME FOR HE Groat M ar Produced Many "Soldiers of Fortune'' W ho Are IteJuctaat to Volt the ;ume I .on don, Oct. 21. Home of the soldier who served In the treat war are finding the humdrum life of the civilian too monotonous to endure and offering to risk their live In campaign anywhere, or in any ad venture to escape the tedium of of fice or whop life. An example la shown in the following advertise roont which appeared In the London paper the other day; "Young ex-soldier, three times wounded, will risk life for 200, tired of life and all alone, write" etc. Inquiry d lclod that the adver tiser was formerly a stretcher bearer In the Royal Army Medical Corps, who won the inlHtary medal at Mar Unqulch and later at Ypres won a bar to the medal. After his discharge he obtained employment as civilian clerk in the Royal Air Force, "I am paid S a! week he told an Interviewer but I am ashamed to take It. For weeks I have not done a atioke ot work. IMng nothing all day !t getting on my nerves. I can not Msnd It, 1 want action. Per il un son. cinema firm might want ronebody for a particularly risky Job." Recently four officers adverted theiiM'ves as ready to enlist In any capacity lit any campaign for ny country, provided there was "some f'Khilng to be done." AMOTIIKIt W.I Kit HOMK. San Francisco, Oct. 21. Captain Lowell Smith arrived here In the trans-contlneivtal derby today, lie Is the first filer who started from San Francisco to return. IFOR PORTLAND YARDS M. O. Evans has accepted the po sition or trlvoltng solicitor for the Portland I'nlon Stock Yards com pany. This position has been very capably filled for the pant ten years by C. M. McAllstcr. Mr. McAllster resigned two months ago to engage In 'business for himself. 'Due to his knowledge of agricul tural conditions and wide acquaint ance. Mr. Evans was selected from a number of applicants for the. posi tion. He is a graduate of Cornell university and a former student of agriculture at Corvallla. ' During 1913-1914 he served as supervisor ot school and home garden work for the PorJJand public schools. Fol lowing that tor two and one halt years he was assistant state leader ot county agents for the extension service oi the Oregon 'Agricultural college. JDuring the past two years Mr. Evans served as supervising farm help specialist tor the U. 8. department ot agriculture in the 11 western elates. , E OF U. S. Naples, Oct. " 21. Tens of thou jan (In ot checks amounting to mil lions of dollars each month are being ent to relatives here iby the Italo- Amerlcrns who served In the Ameri san army Therefore the money re vived from American sol Hers' al 'otmenta. "War risk insurance bene fits, ami United' States government ?ompensnrlon constitutes one ot the thief sources of income for southern Uly at the present time. Of the thousnnds of ItaJo-Amerlcans In the rerlcan nrmy, the great majority were from southern Italy, which has 'urnisbcci the bulk of Italian eral- u-nn's to the United States. GRANTS PASS, JOBETHETB COTJSTT, OREGON. TCE80AV, OCTOBER SI, 1919. REDS FIGHTING ET LAST DEFENSE ii:TEh.mik to defend pkt- lUXatl) TO LAST IHTfM; WTIIA MOLD YAHTAb HrXJIOX MM TO HAVE RETAKEN OREL IkdkhetMs Threatening Hear of YudeniU'h'a Army Dispersed; May .Mark Oty's Fate (xindon, Oct. 21. Orel was retak en by the bolshevik!, who also de feated 19 regiments of General Mal ontoff 'a army outelde 'Voronezh, ac cording to a soviet wireless dispatch. Unofficial reKrt from 'Petrograd state that the soviet forces are being slowly driven bark to their last de fenses In front of Petrograd. Yudenitch captured Pulkova, sev en miles south, and Lomova, eight miles southwest of Petrograd. The ibolshevlkl troops are stub bornly contenting the ground along the Petrograd-Lumpaakav railway. The soviet forces seem to toe still holding the coastal region west of Petrosrrad. , Helslngfors, Oct. 21. The bolshe vlkl forces concentrated at Gdoff, on I-ake tPetpus, which constituted the iirottt serious threat to the rear of Yudenitch, have lieen dispersed. This removes the menace of advance against communication of the anti bolshevist forces now before Petro grad. which Trotzky recently .de clared would decide the fate of the city. WAKKHV HUOS. AFTER MHVY" IX 8TATK FI'MtS Salom, Ore., Oct. 2i; For "ser- v(es' thrust uon the state, which have neither been -Invited nor recog nized by the state highway commis sion which. In fact, have been Ig nored utterly by the highway depart ment, the AVarren (Bros, company, which claims patents on bithulitic pavement, lias placed before the commission a claim of 40 cents a square yard for all bithulithic. laid on state highways during the present year. It the commission refuses to pay the claim, then the demand of the paving trust is turned into an ulti matum and it threatrens to sue the state for twice the amount, or 20 cents a square yard. In royalties. m HEIR BERLIN SINKS TO LOVESTVICE LEVEL; E Berlin, Oct. 21. Under the cap tion ot "The Murder of Berlin," the Boersen Zeitung, one of the ablest German newspapers, says the fate of the city is in the balance and that it is, perhaps, too late to save It from becoming a city of the second class in every respect, with the removal of the capital and the activity in a business and political sense to some Rhlneland city. It is a theory that haa been gaining ground lately and causing Berlin to lose sleep. 'One day," the financial paper adds, "there wtll bey a fearful awak ening It the problem that confronts Us is not recognised and solved at the 12th hour. The problem is to save 'Berlin from destruction." The paper then cites the January riots by the Sparta'ciets, from the wounds ot which Berlin has never recovered. Then came the March dis orders, 'followed by the July trans portation strike, which threw Berlin into a ohaotio state. The ' strikes then ensued one after another in n INDUSTRIES LEAV AT OF FIFTH STRIKE p IIOTH KimS MARK TIME A YD (LAW (JAINS; HOMK Mil AM ItrXXIXO FlMi TIMK Kays riuch a Move la Prenent -Cane "Would Sacriflco Principle;'' Gomers Is I H appointed Pittsburg, Oct. 21. Wlth both employers and union leaders mark ing time, the steel strike situation in the Pittsburg district was prac tically unchanged today, the Initial day ot the fifth week of the walkout The only statement relative to the strike came from the Carnegie Steel company. This report declared the Homestead works turned out 35,000 tons ot ingots last week, this being only few thousand tona under Che record week ot 1918, when produc tion was hastened because of the war, the statement added. ' Other mills of the concern were said to be operating at nearly 100 per cent capacity. Washington. Oct 21.-Arbitration of the steel strike, demanded by the labor group, should not be consider ed by the national industrial confer ence,. Elbert H. Gary,-chairman of the board of the United States Steel corporation, and a member ot the public group, told the conference to day. Judge Gary had scarcely finished reading his statements before Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Ijabor,' and chairman of the labor group, was on his feet to express disappointment ot labor at the pronouncement ot the steel corporation. "I believe In conciliation, coopera tion and arbitration, whenever prac ticable without sacrificing principle" said Judge Gary. "I am ot the fixed opinion that the present strike against the steel industry of this country should not be arbitrated or compromised, nor any action taken by the conferencel which bears upon that subject. "Also that there should be main tained in actual practice without in terruption, the open sllop as 1 un derstand it namely, Ithat either man, whether he does or does not be long to a labor union, shall have the opportunity to engage in any line of legitimate employment on terms and (Continued on Page 2) - l L endless succession. The uncertainty of the economic situation led to al most a boycotting ot Berlin as the chief work cen t of Germany, tor industry had to be sure of quiet and order In Its search' for labor, and Berlin daily was the opposite. Despite the huge expense, one in dustry after another left Berlin for quieter, steadier fields. (Now the winter months are 'coming, already full ot threats of uprisings and strikes. Merchants, politicians and indus trial leaders have predicted that the transfer of the assembly ' or -reich-stag, would inflict a severe blow up on (Berlin, especially it it should lead to the choice ot another capital. The label "Imperial capital," and its enormous labor possibilities have been Berlin's chief claims to super iority. It 'has been the industrial heart of the empire. Yet, say man ufacturers, labor is now systematical ly laming Industry and destroying It DEADLOCK END MAY LOSE CAPITA EVERY STATE VILL E America to Pull Herself Out of the Mud by Federal Government Cooperating With States Portland, Oct. 21. '"Until we get busy at both ends of the highway job national as well as state and county we will continue the almost criminal policy ot lessening the pro fits of industry and increasing the cost of living by millions of dollars annually." ' ' "Roads today are more than local Institutions." "Creating a' federal highway com mission, and the construction of na tional trunk lines is but another step in the principle, of cooperation which now exists between state and na tion." . . These were some of the statements made today by S. M. Williams, chair man ot the federal highway council. before members' forum of the Port land Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Williams arrived in Portland today on a tour of the Pacific coast in the interest of the Townsend bill which provides for a federal high way commission of three members appointed by the president which will take over the management of all highways frost the department of agriculture, and build up m sys tem of federal highways extending through every state hi the country to link with the state highways. It provides for an extensive plan ot co operation between the federal and atate governments In constructing and maintaining good roads. One of the vital provisions of the Townsend bill, according, to Mr. Wil liams, Jjjbe one which provides that no fewer than two or more than four federal highways shall he feullt in each state affording Ingress and egress from each' state, at not less lian three points and connecting with highways forming part of the national highway system in adjoin ing states. TRIP WAS REVELATION Highly elated over the revelations of their tour through southern Ore gon, with the Portland Chamber of Commerce special, ate Kenneth D. Hauser and JT. K. Clarke of the Blult nomah hotel, . who returned Sunday morning. "The trip was an eye- opener, through a land of milk and honey," said Mr. Clarke. 'A northern Oregonian, iwho has never made a trip through the great southern em pire of his own state, little realizes what the ' completion of . the road from Klamath (Falls to Bend means to this city, local financiers wouldn't stop until they had guaranteed the amount needed to finish the project. from the end ot the Strahorn exten sion, north from Klamath Falls, about $1,500,000. None ot the big eastern cities would pass up such an opportunity, that's certain." Ore gonian. v GREAT APPLE CROP AT E Hood ttiver. Ore., Oct. 21. The Hood River apple crop has surpassed p re-season estimates, both as to qual ity and quantity. The yield will ex ceed 2,000,000 boxes, and the apples are running more than ever before to the extra fancy grade and desirable sizes. Orchardists have never taken bet ter care of their troe and the fruit is clear of scab and worms this sea ion, county fruit inspectors said to day.. It :s liklv h&t the average of the valley will go well beyond 90 oor- cent extra fancy stock with hut a tmall percentage In the C grade. PAVED ROADS WHOLE NUMBER 2801 Fin ON THE fllHIC PUL SB THREE BIG PROBLEMS IP: STRIKES, VTHE TKEATx, AXD LMHSTKIAL. COXFAfi WRITES i NOTE TO CONFEREES In Shaky Hand Signs "ame to 600- Word Message; Treaty Compro mise Loom Up .Better 1 Washington, Oct. 21. .President Wilson haa been kept informed re garding the threatened bituminous coal miners' strike, the treaty situa tion and the national industrial con ference by (written reports from Sec retary Tumulty. The president had a letter yesterday from. Senator Hitchcock, administration leader la the treaty fight. The president, despite his Illness, is understood to he preparing to take a hand "in the national Indus trial conference, trying to avert the break threatened as a result ot the inability of the capital and labor eroiiDs to reach a satiaf&etorv ajrree ment on collective bargaining. The president did not sleep so well last night but showed no signs of fatlzue this mornina:. His Droa- tatic condition Is the same. Washington, Oct.- 21. The presi dent today dictated & letter to Sec retary Lane, presiding at the indus trial conference, to be used if the danger of breaking up becomes acute. The president sighed 'the letter with a pencil, in a somewhat shaky hand. Washington, Oct. 21. Declaration ot the imperative necessity of holding Che national industrial conference to gether until it accomplishes .the pur pose 'for which it was called is under stood to form the keynote ot the 600-word letter the president has sent to Secretary Lane. . Those -whb saw the totter describe it as an "extremely powerful docu ment," written in the rigorous style which characterized his writings he- fore his illness. Some of the con ference leaders said a (week's might he taken to give the groups a chance to work out a new program and reconcile the differences between Pftnftnl Anil InlwW vw,inA CAtMlamr 1 . Huu " " c.vut'o. vnvvi4j , Lane approves of the movement. Washington. Oct. 21. The oosat- biUty of a compromise between sen ate advocates and opponents of re servations Is reported to have re ceived serious consideration 'by the democratic leaders conferring today, after Senator Lodge had called a for eign relations committee meeting for tomorrow. Senator McCumber of North Dako ta, a republican, introduced - seven "compromise reservations." RETVRXS INDICATE ONTARIO GONE '1KY, Toronto, Oct.' 21. Election re turns today indicate that Sir Wil liam Hearst has been elected pre mier and that the conservative gov ernment has been swamped and On tario gone "dry" by an overwhelm ing majority. AT Portland, Ore., Oct, 21. J. J. Gu hen, former circuit Judge of iPoca teflo, Idaho, shot and killed himself While taking a waflk this morning. He was a patient of the Portland medical hospital and was suffering from a nervous "breakdown, it is believed that he regarded his case as hopeless.