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tl MINERS ARMIKG RANKS
Governor of Wt VlrifliiiM Hay
Workmen Planning Attack) Mnjr
Hlioo labile Official
loulsvllle, Ky.. Oct. 24. Order
have been received at Camp Zach
ry Taylor from t lie war detriment
to hold (our provisional battalions
of Infantry and machlno gunner
from tho famous First division roady
for an expected riot, id ko on strike
Charleston. W. V., Ocl. 21. Gov
ernor John Corn woll today Uilcgraph
et John 'Ia UIm, (president of tho
United Mine Worker of America,
lhat the sociiud armed Invaalon of
the Guyan Valliiy coal district la be
Ing planned by miner or the Cabin
Creek coal section.
It la also chnrxed that armi and
ammunition have boon distributed
among the miners and there ha
been much talk of shooting the nub
ile) officials and taking control of the
govern men t.
KI.H LIUNO MILL H
.' " CLONED AT MALEM
Salem. Ore., Oct. 21.---Tho Charles
K. pal(lln mill has (been closed ripe
to lalior difficultly. The timber
workers are trying to organize a
SAYS THE PEOPLE WILL
"People will certainly howl ut the
highway commission this winter."
predicted Commissioner Jt. A. Uooth,
who wu at the Imperial yesterday.
"The complaints will lie on account
of the mud when tho winter rains
come. It la surprising liow tew peo
ple stop to think that the highways
cannot be built without first being
graded.- However, a year from now
ovory community will have a taste
of completed roads end they will all
be road boosters. John Hampshire,
who has the contract for 14 miles of
the Coos Ray-Rosoburg road. Is pre
paring to move In equipment he has
on the Pacific highway to Camas
valley, and he twill ship a steam
shovel and other equipment by wa
ter to Coos iBay and get It up to Re
mote. His plan Is to work from
both ends toward the middle." Mr.
Booth will .make trip from Salem
to the California lino next week
over the Pacific highway to observe
conditions and the iprogress being
made Iby the contractors. It will
probably be his last Inspection of
that section before the end of the
Paris, Oct. 24. 'Pierre Unolr.
convicted of having held Intercourse
with the enemy during the war, was
executed at Sante prison this morn
ing. Solo 'Pasha and IM. Duval were
previously executed, due to charges
arising from attempts made iby Gor
man agent to conduct a "defeatist"
campaign In France during the war.
tienolr handled imoneyfor the Germane,.
FIRST IN DRIVE
Hie CoiiiitlPN Over Top In KimmcvHi
.Mcmorliil Drive) Aim lo Incul.
ralo I-ove In High Ideals
Portland, Ore., Oct. 24. Five
coiintlea have gone over the top In
the Roosevelt memorial drive.
Wheeler was first, Clackama second
and Crook, Sheridan and (Wasco fol
lowed shortly aftorwards. Wheeler
ruined 100, Clackamas, $570, Crook
1170, Sherman $170 and Wasco
Enthusiasm Is rising all over the
state aa the people realise that the
Roosevelt memorial association Is
not a partisan organization, but a
I Hit riot Ic national society which will
lend in the 'Americanization move
ment and the battfes of the future
against the unseen enemies of the
Men of all partlo and all faiths
are uniting In this campaign to In
culcate love of America and high
Ideals of citizenship In the rising
I AIICItWkK DIKTItKT
RICH IN KLD DEPOSITS
Fairbanks. Alaska. Oct. 23. Gold
bearing ground In the Fairbanks dis
trict suitable for dredging purpose
shows a total of 21 ft. 900.000 cubic
yards with gold content estimated
at $100,200,000. this Is the glut
of a report made by a committee
composed of mining engineers and
practical mine operators to the Alas
ka chapter of the American Mining
THE AMERICAN LEGION
TEAM COMING TO FRONT
Football pro.ects for tho Amerl
cun legion team are growing con
stantly brighter as more men of ex
perience are being signed up for the
squad by Fred Collins, the football
A telegram was sent to Stanford
university offering to playthe eleven
or that college a practice game on
Its way north to meet O. A. C. Sat
urday. The team went through this
morning, however, being unable to
stop here, ror lack of time. ' It Is
possible though, that they can make
the stop on their return trip.
Several good American Ieglon
teams are being organized in the
Willamette valley, and games be
tween all those posts will be ar
ranged within the next two weeks.
If Interest In the local team holds
mi and the Jim nil of fnothall ..
rants It, a game bo sought iwlth
the i.Multnomah Club of Portland. 1
KAISEIl KCOItNtt W I I.SOX
PEACE OKEEH IN ltt!7
Uorlln, Oct. 24. President Wil
son's peace offer was a matter of
little concern to the German emper
or, according to the evidence pre
sented before the sub-committee In
vestigating the war. Furthermore,
the Intervention of the United States
apparently was not very seriously
considered by the emperor.
The development caused a sensa
tion during the examination of Count
von 'Bernstorff, former ambassador
at Washington. The socialist depu
ty, Herr Slnshelmer, turned toward
Von BernstorlT and said: "
"The kaiser's telegram, to which
you refer, dated January 16. 1917.
and addressed to Herr Zimmerman
(farmer secretary) says literally:
'His majesty Instructs me to thank
you for , your communication. His
majesty does not care a bit about
President Wilson's offer.- If a breach
with 'America cannot be prevented,
It cannot be helped; Events are de
There was much excitement at the
hoarlng 'when the message was read.
Dr. Karl llelfferlch, 'former vice
chancellor, whispered "nonsense."
GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHIIVB COUNTY, OREGON, Fill DA V, OCTOIIEIl
IS ALL BUT
Specialty Being Made to
November 1- Gary's Stand
Wants to Fight Steel
Washington, Oct. 24. A final ap
peal was made "direct to the presi
dent to prevent the strike of half a
million soft coal miners on Novem
ber 1, arter the' miners' and opera
tors'' meeting jointly with Secretary
Wilson had turned down two propo
sitions to negotiate a new wage
While on the point of -breaking up,
two- grout agreed to return tbls af
ternoon to receive a message the
secretary hoiied to bring from the
president, who continues to slowly
gain strength. .
Washington, Oct. 24. iA confer
ence of officials of the International
unions affiliated with the American
Federation of labor will be held In
Washington soon to consider Indus
trial disputes now progressing or
Impending, President Compere dis
New York, Oct. 24. Over 1,600
members of the American Iron and
Steel Institute unanimously adopted
a resolution Indorsing the stand tak
en by Klbert If. Gary at the national
Industrial conference. The resolu
tion was carried after; a speech by
Judge Gary; and an ovation lasting
several minutes followed. '
Peoria. 111., Oct. 24. The Illinois
PLAN TO CONNECT NOME
Nome, Alaska, Sept. 15. Estab
lishment of direct mall and telegra
phic communication between Nome
and Anadyr, Siberia, Is how under
investigation by two Inspectors of
the postoffice department. ' '
' The proposition, If Carried out,
bears large possibilities for this once
wealthy gold camp. In Northeast'
Siberia there are approximately 50,-
000 people who must provide the
bulk of their supplies either from
Nome, 100 miles away, or from Pel
ropavlosk, nearly 1,000 miles dist
ant. Nome, It Is argued by officials
Interested In the government's in
quiry,, should be the logical market
for all or the vast area lying north
of . Kamchatka peninsula.
; By the close of this year's navlga.
tiqn iperiod, it Is estimated, nearly
$500,000 worth of American goods
will have been carried from Nome to
the Siberian coast, and that with
only a few smal vessels engaged in
NKW (XHltTHOUSK ASKED
BY JACKSON COUNTY
Medford, Ore.. Oct. 24,-r-The
grand jury adjourned today with a
recommendation that a new court
house ibe built In Jackson county at
the earliest 'possible moment.
According to the report county re
cords which could never be replaced.
worth hundreds of thousands of dol
lars have no vault room and many
are being stored in the courthouse
woodshed because there Is no other
place to put them.
KfrXXOnLKND THAT VICTOR
IIHRGKK UK NOT SEAT Ell
Washington, Oct. 24. denial of a
seat In the house of representatives
to Victor Berger was recommended
!by a special house committee. Rep
resentative iRodenburg, Illinois re
publican, tiled a minority report, re
commending a delay.
AND SIBERIA BY WIRE
Avert Coal Miners' Strike
Indorsed Illinois Labor
Employers to Finish
federation of labor In a message to
Samuel Gompers, declares that "too
long has labor permitted the steel
tyrants to keep labor on the defen
sive." The 'federation proposes the
levying of an assessment on every
organized worker in the United
States and Canada, of not less than
one-fourth his net earnings and upon
'every officer of organized labor of
not less than SO per cent of his sal
ary until the objects of union labor
are attained. They urge that union
labor, fight the steel employers to a
finish. . .
Washington, Oct. 24. The Imme
diate dissolution of the public group
the only remaining element of the
national Industrial conference, is
proposed In a recommendation of
tba committee of five which win be
made to the group tbls afternoon. It
adopted, the conference will end to
Washington, Oct. 24. Ueutenant
D. C. Van Buren. of the army intel
ligence sen-ice, today told the sen
ste committee Investigating the steel
strike that the 'Russians in . Gary,
Ind., started a movement last sum
mer to organize a "Red Guard," In
preparation for the . revolution they
believed coming. They wanted to
get all former soldiers Into the group
and drill and equip them.''
Atlantic City, N. J., Oct. 23. Hun
dreds of the world's greatest bus
iness "surgeons" men high In af
fairs in the United States, Great
Britain, 'France, Italy and 'Belgium
met here today at the opening ses
sion of a three day's "clinic" to diag
nose International trade ills and
prescribe tfor their cure. The first
day waa spent largely in the organi
zation of -committees and other pre
liminary work. v .
The International trade confer
ence, as it is called, is being beld
under the auspices of the Chamber
of Commerce of the United States.
Among the notables who are invited
to Bpeak are King Albert ot 'Belgium,
Herbert Hoover, 'A. CI 'Bedford, chair
man of the board of directors of the
Standard Oil Company; Sir "Arthur
Shirley Benn, M. P., of England; Eu
gene Schneider, bead of the Creusot
works, the "steer king of France,
Florimonde Ulankar of Brussels, di
rector of the National 'Bank of Bel
glum and Fernando -Quartieri, for
merly head of the 'Italian delegation
to the Interallied Munition, council.
Great iFalls,. Mont., Oct. 24.
Drouth relief ibonds in the sum of
$250,000 will be voted on next Sat
urday by citizens of Cascade county
at a special election called by the
county commissioners.' It is under
stood that only such ipart of the
bonds aa are required will 'be sold,
4f the proposition carries, and that
none will be put on the market until
the: money is actually needed.
The money, when, loaned out, Is to
be used to assist victim of the
drouth of this year In buying seed
grain and feed. Several score ap
plications for assistance are said to
have been received. ,
LIE AT SEATTLE
l 2,000,000 Worth l'nfinihel War.
JlniU Hulls, Not Needed to Help
Finish tiic Germans
Seattle, Oct. 24. A gray fleet of
48 war-bnllt, uncompleted, wooden
cargo vessels tugs Idly at it moor-
4ngs in Lake Union, near the heart
of Seattle. The boats, some of them
barely mora than htfils, are owned
by the United 8tates Shipping Board
and are worth $12,000,000, It has
been estimated. 'Most of them are
ready to receive their engines.
"Ship that didn't get a chance"
they have been called, the war which
rushed theta onto the ways and Into
the water, ended before they reach
ed the seas to do their share In form
ing a part of "Perehlng' Bridge"
to carry American men and supplies
across the Atlantic to Trance.
Side by side the ships He, most ol
them In a long row near one of Se
attle's lake boulevards. ' After being
launched at various northwest yard.,
several at formal exercises, the ships,
one by one, were towed to Ike
Union to wait the day when they will
be completed and set to sail the sev
en seas. .
There is talk of American, Swed
ish, British and other buyers for the
'Bray company" of vessel. Some
of theiri have been advertised for
ale but aa yet none have been sold.
Sixty watchmen are on duty at the
ships day and night and fire trigs
ply around the fleet On fair days
they play their hoses on the decks
drenching them as fire protection.
FLYING PARSON FAILS
Washington, Oct. 24. Althoiigb
Lieutenant B. W. Maynard iwas the
first to complete the transcontinental
air race, Captain J. O. Donaldson
made the flight In about ten hours
less flying time, according to : the
latest calculations, the war depart
ment, announced today'. The War de
partment's comparison of the two av
iators' flying time follows:
Donaldson, from New York to San
Francisco, 31 hours 37 minutes 19
seconds; San Francisco to New
York, 25 hours 56 minutes 38 sec
onds: total, 57 hours 33 minutes 57
seconds. ' '
Maynard, from New York to San
Frcnclsco. 25 hours 11 minutes 8
seconds; San Francisco to New York
41 hours 52 minutes 32 seconds: to
tal, 67 hours 3 minutes 40 V4 sec
onds. Under the rules of the contest no
more flyers will start the second lap
from San IFrancisco. Of the 62 start
ers. 27 made the first crossing and
1 etarted the second lap. Of the 17.
five have finished and four have
dropped out. -
OKLAHOMA'S Oil FIELlkS
' BELIEVED TO BK FAILING
Oklahoma City, Oct. 24. Oklaho
ma's oil fields are falling, operators
think. . .
Since 1917 production has shown
a steady decline ranging from 5,000
to 7,000 barrels a day. and now. with
the continuing decreases operators
are confidently expecting, price In
creases for the raw products. A dis
covery of new fields is the only al
ternative, they say.
Thirty-one out of Oklahoma's 37
counties yield either oil or1 gas and
comprise the tichest deposits in
America. Their contribution now is
about 218,000 barrels daily, accord
ing tb figures offered by the state
auditor, who collects a 3 per cent
tax on 'gross production. '
, URGED AS CANDIDATE
Plymouth, Oct. 24. The conserva
tive have Invited Viscountess Astor
to become the coalition unionist can
didate to succeed her husband as a
member of the house of commons.
His accesion to peerage caused his
seat to become vacant.
WHOLE NUMBER 24.
MESS AG K8 PICKED UP BY JAP
AXKBK SHIP TKVYO SIABV,
. IN HOXOIXLU BAY
BOLSHEVIKS CLAIM B!G GAINS
Give Out Iteport That They Have I to-
raptured Pavlovsk by Dashing
Attack, Taking Prisoners
. Honolulu, Oct 24. Nikolai Len
Ine has been captured by anti-bol-
shevlst forces, according to a wire
less message picked up by the Jap
anese ehip Tenyo Maru, in the har
bor here. The message gave no fur
ther details. '
. ', i
London, Oct. 24. iA bolshevik of
ficial report claim that their troop
recaptured Pavlovsk and Tzarkoe
Selo, south of iPetrograd by a dash
ing attack,' taking many prisoner.
The advance continue. They also
claim to have recaptured Tobolsk, oa
the Siberian front from Kolchak.
GHOXNA SAYS LEAGUE
IS "UNHOLY ALLIANCE
Washington, Oct. 24. Senator
Gronna, of (North Dakota, republican,
assailed the treaty. today as a viola
tion of the president's 14 points and
an "unholy alliance."
lORTUG.L GIVES XNOESSlON '
TO THE UNITED STATES
London, Oat. 24. A Lisbon dis
patch reports that Portugal has
granted, the United States a conces
sion in the Azores, for a naval sta
tion. FEELING OUT A NEW
"Surveyors are starting out to go
over the Grants (Pass-Crescent City
route, irom uranta iraes to tne Cali
fornia line," stated State Engineer
Herbert iNunn, yesterday. "This sur
vey, which has been ordered by the
commission,' will be about eight
miles. The California state highway
commission has agreed on the Smith
river route to Crescent CUv and on
the Elk creek route over the divide.
mi i.. , . . .
.it is raucr run i ut one iwntcn
Chairman S. Benson of the Orncrnn
commission has favored, its it will
shorten the distance on the Oretron
side. The Californlans have inform
ed the. Oregon commission that they
hava $400,000 available for Im
provement of the California end of
this road. The Elk creek location
will give us about a 3 per cent grade.
'Uf the weather continues behaving
Mr. 'Nunn say that the .paving Dlants
now operating on Oregon Contracts
will be working until the middle r
YUKON PROVING TOBE
Dawson. Y. T.. Sept. 15. (Bv
mall). Harvesting of Yukon crops
now Is on full blast, and hundreds
of tons of native product are being
garnered. The growth of Yukon
Territory agriculturally mav be bet-
ler understood when It 1b stated that
scarcely an outside ' potato 1s ever
shipped Into 'the terrtory.
Familiar crop In the district in
clude beets, turnips, carrots, ruta
bagas, cabbage, cauliflower, peas
and- bean. iBrome-graas, red-top,
timothy, wheat and oats also have
been produced In large quantities.