VOL. IX., No. Nil.
GRANTS PAHS, JOSEI'HIJfB COUKTY, OREGOJr, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1919.
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MAPPED OUT BY
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the Scrap 'Emergency Clause
To Flay a Prt
C1UM.4 I'AHS COXTKACTOlW Satem, Ore., Feb. 6. Mobilizing
AMONG TlltWK AWARDED tor Kntlc encounter that. It Is
joito nv tiii.' htatk will be precipitated when
JOBS n Till. STATE legislature proceeds to a consld-
i eratlon of the several anti-paving
trust measures, champions of . the
bins last mgnt aeciaea to eiocic me
passage of the $10,000,000 bonding
act pending action on them, and
mapped out a tropical campaign of
warfare on the paving combine. De
cision waa also reached to slap
emergency clauses upon all the meas
ures and to endoavor to refer the
bonding act to the electorate should
they meet with defeat.
"Any Man Who Attempts to Interfere With City Govern
ment Will be Shot on Sight" Says Mayor Hanson
Sen. Thomas Says Open Demonstration of Bolshevism
S. 8. Ht-hnll (JiHa Coiilnwt to 1'ave
From UranU I'm to Jackson
Lin for 118,717 - ...
The contracts awarded by the
tat highway commission at Port
land, with the names of bidders and
the total cost of earn job, with the
exception of Morrow county whore
a idler experiment work will be
tried out, la aa follows:
Stage road pass In. Douglas coun
ty, 1:5 miles grading, concrete pipe,
John Hampshire & Co., Grants Pass,
9tl.t20.46; Toncalla to Drain, 5.1
miles, grading In Douglas county, H.
3. Hlldeburn, Portland. 149,107.95;
Itae ranch road, Yamhill to Nest u ops
la Yamhill county, corrugated Iron
pipe, Elliott Bcroggtns, Portland,
9S7.8S1.50; Hillsboro to Multnomah
county llne.ll.l . utiles' of paving,
(bid for concrete road accepted), A.
Guthrie ft Co., .Portland, $348,935;
actional divide, Lane county, an
overhead reinforced concrete cross
ing, Albert Anderson, Grants Pass,
t,!6; West 8lde highway In Ben
ton connty, from Corvallls to Polk
eonnty line, 10.B miles paving, the
grading to be done by county, Oskar
"Hnber, Portland, 'type F pavement,
1124.160.40; Grants Pass to Jackson
eonnty line, 8.1 miles paving In Jose
phine county, S. S. Schell, Grants
With tut one exception the lowest
bidder received the contract In each
In the case of the 10 Vt miles of
paving on the West Bide highway,
the Warren Construction company
were-low bidders, bidding tor their
type D pavement, 8224,214.40. The
award was made, however, - to the
next highest bidder, Oskar Huber, at
price of $224,260.40. While $48
only separated the bids, Commission
er Thompson announced that the Hu
ber pavement was a superior grndo
and was for this reason selected.
Commissioners present, at the
meeting were W. L. Thompson, of
Pendleton, and It. A. Booth, of Eu
gene, 8. iBenson being at present In
T acorn a, Wash., Feb. 6.
Eight hundred soldiers, under 4
command of Major General 4
John Hayden, left Camp Lewis 4
for Beanie at 1 o'clock. , They 4
will "stand ready for any emer- 4
gency." Demobilization at the 4
4 'camp ha stopped. . 4
E ISSUES CALL
FOR COMMUNIST MEET
Stockholm, Feb. 6. An exhorta
tion from Premier Lenlne to all Bol
shevlk committees In Germany, Aus
tria, Poland, the Baltlo provinces
and Finland to convoke the Com
munist conference which la Intended
to eclipse the petce conference at
Paris and the socialist tonfefeue at
Berne," la being published In Petro-
grad newspapers, which declare that
the Bolshevlkl alone will have the
right to take the Initiative at the
WAR REVENUE BILL
Washington, Fob, 8. Conferees
agreement on the long delayed, war
revenue bill has been submitted to
congress and Is regarded sure
adoption. The American people are
to raise something over $6,000,000,
000 this year, and $4,000,000,000
next year. -
50 VOLUNTEER FOR
Boston, Feb. 6. Fifty healthy
young men, volunteers from the ria
val detention barracks here, were
taken to the quarantine station at
Gallons Island today to submit to
' Influenza tests, by a board of govern
ment experts. Professor Milton J
Rosenau of Harvard will supervise
the latest experiment.,
FATHER AND SON WEEK
- Portland, Ore., Feb. 6. The pro
motion of Father and Son . week
February 11 to 18, has been under
taken this yenr by the Y. M. C. A., on
national scale. There will be pro'
gTams in churches,- schools and var
ious community organizations. The
main Idea Is to get fathers and sons
together and help them get ac
quainted, according to Paul h. New
myer, Boys' secretary of the local
"211. 'C. A- wno -naB 'barge Of the
"plans. . , .' .'
LONE GOLD MINER WILL
PENETRATE THE ARCTIC
ITIZENS PREPARED BY
LAYING IN GREAT STORES
In Presenting Claims for Injuries
Received, Soldiers Can Deal Di
rectly With Government
Ing over control of certain govern'
ment functions as reported the strik
ers were conducting an "experiment
on the northwest coast in Russian
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 6. Mayor
Ole Hanson, when told of Senator
Thomas' statement, said "any man
who attempts to take over control
of the municipal government func
tions will be shot on sight."
The seat of government Is still at
the city halt
Washington, Feb. 6. Secretary of
War -. Baker authorized sending
troops from. Camp Lewis to Seattle
when advised by Governor Lister ef
At Tacoma six unions went on
I Seattle strike order.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 8. The gen
eral atrlke was called at "10 o'clock,
schedule time. The street car men
started their cart for the barns, the
union elevator operators left their
cars, and restaurant were closed
when the union cooks and waiters
left. The newspapers have quit and
the schools may close, on account of
h atrlV nf ' th 1n(tnra and amrl.
neers. The movies will probably not I""", " '. ' "
Labor leaders declare, that 65,000
men. are striking. ..' A
Thity -was ready for the strike.
Residents have been buying" big
stocks of. groceries, . and autolsts
have laid In a supply of oil and gaso
line. - ...
The telephone operators remained
at their posts. The engineers at the
municipal lighting plant were exempt
from the strike.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 8. The gen
eral strike Is believed to be a fail
ure here. There was ' no walkout.
Cars are running, newspapers are
operating and the lights are on.
Washington, Feb. 6. Senator
Thomas, of Colorado, denounced the
Seattle strike, declaring that In tak-
ILL BE ANSWERED
Washington, Feb. . The work of
reeducating war disabled men is go
ing forward rapidly. At the close of
1918 the number registered was 12,-
684. Under the law, reeducation
cannot be given unless the man Is
sufficiently' Injured to be in receipt
of compensation from the war risk
Insurance bureau. Of these 12,000
3,318 cases of . compensation
have been awarded, and 9,317 cases
had not been determined at that
date. Since the first of the year the
work has been greatly speeded . in
the war risk Insurance bureau.
The federal board for vocational
education, charged by congress with
the task of fitting the disabled for
industry, Is anxious to assist all dis
abled men who have their claims
passed upon by the war risk Insur
ance bureau, and .renders the service
of preparing the . blank forms and
bring the matter to attention, abso
lutely without cost to the Individual.
It is not necessary for disabled
men to employ lawyers for this
work as it .Is a part of the duty of
the federal board which - welcomes
the 6pptatunfl?-Iof service. Tbw si-
dress is federal board for vocational
education, Washington, D. C, and
there as branch offices 4n 14 differ
ent cities in the United States.
SOVIET GOVERNMENT WILLING
TO PARTICIPATE IX PRINCES ,.
ISLAND CONFERENCE -
HTJ - BOLSHEVISTS DEfiT
Will Continue Struggle Until Whole
of Russia Is Safe From' Menace .
of the Reds
London, Feb. 8. M. Tchltcherin,
foreign minister of Russia, announc
ed that the Soviet government la
willing to participate In the Princes
Paris, Feb. 6. The supreme war
council will meet at Versailles to
morrow to . Impose upon Germany
"the full will of the allies," says the
Matin, because of Germany's unwil
lingness to carry out the armistice
terms, .except under .certain condi
tions. The Matin says there has
been a change In the attitude Ger
many has manifested by her arro
gance toward the entente.
SENATOR SHERMAN AMUSES AUDIENCE
BY ROASTING WILSON AND HENRY FORD
SMALL POWERS GIVEN
Paris, Feb... 8. Members of tne
anti-Bolshevist council declare that
the united governments of Russia
they represent will not grant a truce
to the Bolshevist for a conference,
but will continue the struggle "until
the whole of Russia Is secured to do-.
Paris, Feb. 6. The supreme conn'
ell upon receiving acceptance of the"
Rnlan BolehUk government, aSU
ranged to send ev Joint committee
from the' .five great powers to-meet
the Soviet representatives.
GREAT FORESTS OF RUSSIA
Washington,. Feb. 6. With Presi
dent Wilson and Henry Ford as his
targets, Senator Sherman, of Illinois,
addressed the senate yesterday on
the subject "Superhuman Versus
Self-Government." and , for nearly
throe hours kept his colleagues' In
terested and amusod as he hurled
his sarcastic shafts at the chief exe
cutive andr Detroit manufacturer.
"The president in going abroad re
vealed the grossest ogotlsm" and an
inability "to resist the lure of the
Tanana, Alaska, J)ee. 4. (By
mall.) Bound for an Isolated gold
claim far to 'the north on the Arc
tic siop, a lone prospector, Martin
Josephson, left here today with his
ilotr team to "muBh" on foot In the
hulf dark Arctic wfnter over the dif
ficult snow trail to Betttes, AlnBka,
and on fnrther into the country be-jllmellght" the senator said, "which graves and 40 wounded to the hos-
yond the polar line.. . '
Paris, Feb. 8. Positive steps for
reconciling the differences between
the greater and lesser nations at the
peace conference were begun yester
day and aia continuing today. In
addition to winning fonr additional
places on the commission on the so
ciety of nations, Jt seems possible
that the lesser nations will be grant
ed adequate representation In the
executive body of the society as well
as in legislative sections.
- - ) PJans are being revised to give
the smaller powers a great voice.
Ford preached. How much Ford's ,lneteen srcaU belligerents won det
crusade paralyzed preparedness can- inite recognition. They now have
not be measured. We heard its nine seats on the commission for the
echoes when Halg fought with his society of nations to ten for the five
hark tn thn -wall Wlfhln th limits great powers.
of his nower and monev Ford sent .
us Into, the war with Germany with dltlonnl seats,
no soldiers, no transports, no. guns' .
and no airplanes.
"How many graves he filled can
never be told. . Mooney and his ac
complices sent 10 citizens to. their
Vladivostok, Feb. 6. Three for-i
esta of the lower Amur, Khabarovsk,
Lower Amurskoe and Nlkolaevsk re
gions, comprise nearly 90,000,000
acres of forest ground, sayr Vladivo
stok Prlmorskaya Jisn which adda
that without exhausting their
wealth, these forests can produce
more than 24,000,000 cubic feet of .
lumber annually. .' .
AMERICANS OX ARCHANGEL
FRONT BEAT BOLSHEVDXS
Czecho-Slovakia and Greece hold ad'
Tmiana prospectors say Joseph-
son's trip is one of the longest ever
undertaken by one man alone. ' Jo
seplison, howpver has sought for gold
before along the Arctic, from the
Kobuck' to the Mackenzie countries,
and has even prospected tn Green
land, so his friends here are not go
ing to worry about his, safety. .
the average man looks upon with un-.pltal as his protest against prepared
disguised disgust." . jness. It must have seemed a ghast-
Polntlng. out that Americans are As Inconsistency to the president to
DAILIES IN NORTH SELL
FOR 25 CENTS A COPY
FIRE DESTROYS HEART
OF; FAIRBANKS, ALASKA
flKhtlng and enduring hardships in
many climes, Senator 'Sherman said,
"whiie they risk their lives and en
dure 'hardships In alien lands, our
president spends nine weeks In cere-
money, banquets and visiting with
kings In endless stately palaver,"
while affairs at home drift. , .
He characterized Henry Ford as
"that singular megalomania an
"astonishing creature," "the angel of
Rosa Schwlmmer" and a "gas engine
savant trying to annex the United
States senate to his Jitney works."
"Mooney's and Ford's hearts best
as one," in V the anti-preparedness
campaign, Senator Sherman , de
clared. - v
"Do these kindred thoughts have
any relation to the president's per-
FnlrhnnkR. Alaska. Dec 30. (By
nang mooney ana sena rtra 10 me maU3B8ck ln the gold stampede
United States senate. He has grant
ed . Ford absolution tor his sins, a
part of a political plot
Michigan. Therefore, he
"" Archangel; Feb. 6. Heavy losses
were Inflicted on the Bolshevlkl by
the American forces Tuesday -and
the enemy was driven back ln disor
der from the village of Vistavka, on .
The American casualties were' five
killed and several wounded, llanj.
Bolshevik soldiers were taken pris
oner by the Americans.
The enemy early in the morning
began a , bombardment with field
guns and howitzers and, under cover
of a shrapnel and pompom barrage,
essayed a frontal attack with infan
try In the Arctic twilight at 3 o'clock
ln the afternoon. The American-
troops who were rested after their
retirement from Shenkursk and were
now established in a good position,
poured a heavy fire from artillery
and machine guns into the charging
Bolshevlkl, whose ranks broke and
fled Into the woods.
days of 1898, It is said, newspapers
from the "outside" sold at )1 a copy
to carry on pawaon'0 streets. Today papers
bestirred jn tne interior of Alaska remain high
Fairbanks. Alaska Feb. 0. Twen
ty buildings in the. heart of the bus
IneBS district here were destroyed
by fire early today. Firemen . are
tearing down adjoining buildings to ststent meddling with the Mooney
save the National bank and other case In ' CallfornlaT" Senator Sher
federal buildings. man said. "Mooney practiced what
himself to save Ford's wretched bnt a8 yet nave not reached the dol
dupe from the hangman's noose.' So jar marjc. The Nenana News, and
he meddled and Bent his agents to- ij.ne Fairbanks Citizen, both dallies,
oaiK or intimidate tne aaministra- sell for 25 cents a copy,
tlon of JuBtlce ln the state courts of '
In speaking of Henry Ford and
his promise to turn out many Eagle
boats, Senator Sherman said: '
"Instead of one a day turned out
and 93 done by December 15, 1918,
seven, eagles emerged from Henry's
nest and they could neither fly, run
nor swim. W'hy' the government
pours millions of taxes Into this use
less venture Is a mystery. We hope
WILL LOWER WAGES
IN BIG SEATTLE FIRE
Seattle, . Wash., ' Feb. 6. Three
persons were burned to death- when
the Tokoyo lodging house, ln the
lower part of the city, was destroyed
by fire. Twelve people are missing,
14 were Injured, while 60 lodges es
caped from the building.
Butte, Mont., Feb. 8. Five prin
cipal mining companies of the Butte
district have announced that a dol-
it may be Illuminated by Ford when lar a day In the reduction of wages
he cashes ln on his contracts." wlll be made, beginning tomorrow.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 8. Four
more unidentified bodies have been
found In the ruins, making a total of
seven dead. '
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