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KEPT J B RENEWED ITS CLASH ,OF FACTION FOB , 81'. I'llKMAt'V CASTS DEEP GI.OOM OVKIt ENTIRE EMPIRE RAILWAY SERVICE PARALYZED ImlKtM lnt HodiOUla Protest Against I'slng National Army to Supprras Ifoluribniicro . Ilorlln, Mar. 1. Central Germany U In tba thrown of a widespread po litical strike affecting iuriio parts of Saxony, Thurlngia and Anhalt, and throuRh Ita efforts unm railroad communications Is custlng a slnlstor hadow over the entire nation. The workmen la Lelpslc voted, by a. tremendous majority (or a general strike. Today Ixilpsle Is without gas or electricity or railroad communi cation. The strike at Halle, which Inrludos the railway moil, continue, and even telephonic and telegraphic communication Is being Interferred with. A general strike has broken out at Erfurt and In many other cities In contrnl Germany. Basel. Mar. 1. More than two- thirds of the miners In Central Ger many are on strike, and the strikers -everywhere nave bogun to occupy the railroads and poatoffleea, accord- Ins; to Berlin advices. The govern ment, however, hopes to reestablish order by the use of large military forces. Dnsel, Mar. 1. Hugo Hasse, the Independent socialist leader, during the third reading of the national army bill In the German national as sembly at Weimar, protested against the employment of the national army In re-establishing order In Germany. He accused the govern ment of breeding violence. War Min ister Noske, In reply, called attention to the part played by Russian agents In the present movement, Insisting that It was necessary to put a stop to their activities. BOY STEALS FOR GIRL BUT NERVE FAILS HIM Great Falls, Mont., Mar. 1. Ono of the boldest cases of cattle rustling In the history of the state ts charged to a boy of 18, now held by the sher iff's office here. The lad asserts the motive was to obtain money to set tle hospital bill for a young girl friend, who was seriously Injured In nn automobile accident through, the youth believes, his fault. The boy, It Is chargod, roi'e Into the country and drove IS steers off a ranch ton mlloB from the city, brought them to a slaughter house here and sold them. He claimed to he acting as nuent for n well known rancher, It ts snld, to whom tho check was made out. The hnv'p heart failed him and the check was never cashed. Tho sheriff has re covered a portion of tho Htoclt but the rest had boon slaughtered. The hutchnr Is holntr held for the value of the stock. 4444444444444444444 would kkim'm, i.ontv V TAX ON CLOTHING 4 4 4 4 WaBhliiRtoit, Mar. 1. Tho 4 'f houso has panned ond sent to 4 4 the senate a resolution provld- 4 4 Ing repeal of tho luxury tax 4 4 clause of the war revenue) Mil -4 4 which Impound n 1 0 per "ent, Hx 4 4. aftor May 1 on higher priced 4 4 cothlng and many other nr- - 4 tides. .4 4444444 44444 4444444 IN TURMOIL UN BtATEn FOB Hmtt Mil I M 1(11 1 pn IN DD TAKES IP PRESIDENT nil) Jl LniLIIUI IIUUJL Gillutt of MnxNiM-hiiMrtlM Nominated on Hint Ballot Miule Unanimous By Mimn's Motion Washington, Mar. l.T-llepresenla-tlve Frederick II. Olllett, of Massa chusetts' was nominated on tne first ballot by the republican conference as the party 'candidate for speaker In the next house of representatives. Representative James R. Mann, of Illinois, ran second, with Represen tative Philip Campbell, of Kansas, who entered the race a few days ago after Representative Simeon D. Fess, of Ohio, .had withdrawn, far behind. As the republicans will have a majority In the next house, nomination was regarded by them as equivalent to election. The official vote as announced by Representative Horace M. Towner, of Iowa, chairman of the conference. follows: Glllett, 138. Mann, (9. Campboll, IS. Scattering,' 5: 4 for Represent tlve John J. Each, of Wisconsin, and 1 for Representative Frank W. Mon de)!, of Wyoming. Immediately after the ballot was announced the election of Glllett was made unanimous on motion of Mann. LICENSE TAX WILL DO Salem, Ore., Mar. 1. Thanks to Den Sheldon, of Jackson county, the peojile of Oregon will pay a sum for their automobile licenses substantial ly less than the scale set forth In the new state motor code as origin ally adopted by the senate Thursday afternoon. When the bill was re turned to the house for concurrence In amendments, Sheldon took a de termined stand that the senate had Increaaed fees beyond reason, and lined up the' house In a refusal to concur. A conference committee, composed jointly of members of the house and senate, was then appoint ed and finally compromised upon an appreciable reduced scale. As the code now standB, motor vehicle licenses In the state are In creased approximately from 100 to ir,0 per cent. The Increase will not bo sharply felt, however, as the code provides that motor vehicles will In the future be exempted from the personal tax heretofore assessed by the various counties. The final agreement on the ached tile for motor cars follows: All. steam, gasoline and hydro carbon operated vehicles (except motor trucks having a rated max) mum load carrying capacity one ton and over and up to and Including 23 horse power) $15 In excess of 23 horsepower and Including 26 horse power, 332; In excess of 26 horse power and Including 30 horse pow er, 328; In excess of 80 horse power and Including 36 horse power, 336; In excess of 36 and Including 40 horse power, 348; In excess of 40 horse power, ,356. WOODROW GIVES OREGON SENATOR COLD RECEPTION WiiHhlnRton, Mar. 1. President WllHon and Senator CRnraberlaln of Oregon, chairman of the senate mili tary committee, met Frldny for the firHt, time Blnce tholr controversy of more than a'yonr aw when the pres ident wrote a letter sharply crltl eliiliiB tho senator for his Now Yorlt speoch In which lio snld certain gov ernment bureaus "had almost cens ed to function." Senator Chamberlain called to pny Ms respects to the president, who was nt the', capital conferring with nnntors and representatives, '' 'The president shook Chamber lain's hand once and the smile on his face disappeared. Gravely bow ing, the president .released Mr. Chamberlain's hand, and without si'onUlns turned to greet another senate. , THE GREAT General March MakeVPctlic jleadsj)eath &t-W American Forces, Second Reg ulars Reciev'e Most Distinguished Service Crosses Washington, Mar. t 1. Battle deaths during the war among all the participants, as far as statistics are available, show that 7,354,000 men met death during the world,' war, General March announced today. This represents the men only killed In action or who died of wounds'. Russia leads the list with 1.700.- 000, Germany 1s second with 1,600, 000, the United 8U)tes last wth 10, 000. France lost 1,885,000. Eng land 800,000, and Italy 460,000. , General March announced that of a total or 3,918 distinguished ser vice crosses awarded for gallantry DEBT JEWELL SENDS . There Is- on display in Geo. Cal houn's window,- 603 O street, a col lection of German war relics sent V Dwlght Jewell to Miss Clara Cal houn for safe' keeping until he re turns home. The collection- Includes two officers helmets of patent leath er with dull finish ornaments. T,hee are new and have never been worn. There' are also a belt with buckle, a pipe of typical design, a small silver locket with leaves on .which are pho to scenes, a pair of "goggles with steel coll springs Instead of rubber cord, shoulder straps, buttons, leath er case for identification cards, a furlough badge with a photo of the kaiser, and one of the famous Iron crosses, -which the kaiser lavished on his fighting men. This cross is edged with silver and suspended from a ribbon of black and white. Dwlght Jewell ts a member of the 37th engineers,. 1st Bat., and Is In the army of occupation. WENATCHEE APPI.K SHIPMENTS Wenatchee, Wash., Mar. 1. Ship ments of 9,400 cars of apples' and other fruits were made from the Wenatchee district along the Great Northern railroad during the last summer and tall, which Is 2,000 In excess of any previous, year, accord ing to J. M. Gruber, vice president and general manager of the Great Northern, who recently made a tour of Inspection of the Hue through the district. BARRED FROM THEIR NATIVE SHORE Fi4f& tt , Three 'officers ot Iho RrltlxlKiili- senicc. hut . Aim-rlcmsM hy Mhii, have been burred from landing on their native shore by a peculiar ruling. Lieut Edward Rutlles of Brooklyn, Llout. R. R. Knnpp of Brooklyn iiml,t!lent. V. L. Hnlgbt of Chicago arrived nt Boston on the transport Slelltu.' Beemise of a rullug which bam all but returning American troops from landing, the three Americans must 'return to their starting point nt Brest.-1 -- WORLD WAR Staggering figures--Russia to Americans, 664, or more than double the number given any other division, went to the .Second Regu lars'. The First division was next, and the Third division was third. Washington, Mar. 1. A cable' gram from the military attache at Rome announces that the 332nd American Infantry has been ordered concentrated at Genoa. Tbey have heretofore been divided between Cat taro, Flume and Trieste. General March said that no orders had yet been Issued for the regiment's re turn to the United States. L. TEAMS PLAY TONIGHT There promises to be an exciting game of basket ball tonight at the Central school when Roseburg girls will meet Grants Pass girls, la the first out of town game of the season tor the Grants Pass team. - ; The Roseburg girls arrived this morning . from Medford where they played last evening; the score be ing 17 to 16 tn favor of the Rose burg team. At Ashland the previous night the Roseburg team won by a score of 18 to 15. -i- The Roseburg players are Maxlne Sykes, eaptaln; Rose Brlscome, Lu cile Myers, -Ruth Burnett and Teka Haynes,' and they' are accompanied by Vernlta Kohlhagen, manager; Ruth Ann Wilson, chaperone; and E. E. Thornton, of the faculty. ' The Grants Pass players are Cath erine Baker, captain; Murial Myers, Mildred Taylor, Vernetta Qulnlan, Lynetta Qulnlan and Thelma Robln- The Grants Pass team and mem bers of the high school and faculty entertained the Roseburg team at lunch at the Oxford today. SEATTLE STRIKERS WEAKENING Seattle, Wash., Mar. 1. Striking shipyard laborers' representatives went Into conference today to con sider a referendum vote on the ques tion of returning to work but they may defer action until the meeting at Tacoma tomorrow. ' AT PEACE LEAGUE Assert Proposed Plan of Wilson and Toft Would Strike Down .Constitutional Principles Washington, . Mar. 1. Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania, assailed the league of nations as striking down American constitutional ' prlnclplesr and proposed a new world organiza tion which he said "would preserve the Monroe Doctrine and aave Amer ica from the results of European In trigue and aggression." Washington, -Mar. - 1. Senator Hardwlck, of Georgia, democrat. has also attacked the league of na tions plan, saying "it would require conscription of our sons to police the world." Washington, Mar. - 1. Senator Lodge Issued a call today for a con ference of republican senators to consider whether concerted action will be taken In an effort to force an extra session by opposition to the Victory loan bill. MORE RIOTS EXPECTED London, Mar. 1. Further revolu tionary movements In Germany are Imminent according to- a -report from Holland. -Chancellor Scheide- mann Is reported to have resigned. 2,500 TROOPS .NEARLY. -lew York, Mar, 1. The transport Sobral which arrived today ' from France, nearly capsized while dock lng when orer 2,500 troops massed themselves on the starboard side-to greet their relatives and friends, who were on barges alongside. The ship listed to 15 degrees. The cap tain threatened to have the ' fire hose turned on the troops when they showed foluctance to go to the port side. -The pumps were set working and the ship righted. .,. FRENCH TROOPS DRAWN BACK ACROSS THE RHINE - London, Mar. 1 , French . troops unexpectedly evacuated' Mannheim Wednesday,' according to a Berlin dispatch forwarded by the central news correspondent at Copenhagen They also withdrew from the Karl sruhe and Rhetngan to the left bank of the Rhine, the message adds. A Mannheim dispatch under date of February 37- said -entente troops were ' to occupy the : Mannheim bridgehead at noon February 26. No announcement of the actual occupa tion,' however, had been received. The occupation was apparently "plan ned because of disorders in Mann helm. 1020 CENSrS BILL PASSED Washington, Mar. 1. -Final action was taken last night in the senate on the bill providing for the dectn nlal census of 1920. - The conference report on the measure recently adopted by the house was approved by the senate and now goes to President Wilson. WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE. OIST Seattle, Mar. 1. Lieutenant Col in V. Dyment, Red Cross searcher with the 91st division will establish headquarters here, probably late In March, and will write to -Mie rela tives of the 1,200 or more men of the division who were killed or wounded, It was announced here to day by the northwest division of the Red, Cross. Lieutenant Dyment, the Red Cross announced, has detailed Information regarding every casualty In the 9 1st. Lieutenant Dyment Is on leave ot ab sence from his duties as head of the University of Washington depart ment of Journalism. DENT DID NOT D THIRD TERM MERELY REMARKED- THAT HE YEARNED TO RETIRE FROM OFFICE AND WRITE If Republicans Fall to Endorse Peace League, Democrats .Will Be Free To Go Their Own Way ' Washington, Mar., ,-1. Regarding reports that President Wilson told democratic committeemen,"" 'wco lunched with him yesterday, that he would not accept the nomination tor a third term, it wa stated at the White House that the subject was not discussed. The president mere ly remarked that he yearned to get back to 'writing and Intended com piling a history. Some gained, the impression that the president meant to retire to private life after his term. .. It is also said that the president evinced a deep feeling against op ponents to the league of nations.' He thought it should be -. an American and not a partisan issue, but If the republican state committees should reject the proposal: to endorse. the league, the 'democratic state com; mittees would be free to act Inde pendently. . . , . . " -n t... SPOKANE PAINTEBS' ' ""- WANT HIGHER WAGE ' - ' '' ; i.i.r.i: Spokane. .Wash., Mar. . l. About 100 union painters struck for an in crease from f6 to 7 a day. ARE WOMEN TAKING ;uU - -THE "SMOKES" FROM MEN - ;: .-ii ; ' Kr f-i ? . -London, - Mar. , 1. -London - has been suffering lately from a scarcity of tobacco, 'notably of cigarettes. ' This, according to John Pearson, president - of '-the national union -of retail tobacconists, is due to the fact that the shipping control only per mitted 10,000 tons, of tobacco ,, month to come Into the country, while more people smoked than' formerly.'- There were more women smokers, he said.-.--- HONS NOUGHT DOWN' 32 Coblenz, Mar.' 1 Twenty-two Am erican observation - balloons' 'Vefe destroyed In the war, most of them ' by German aviators. One fatality, resulted, the balloonist's parachute catching fire from sparks from the burning balloon, Sach balloon cost 38,000, and i the expense tor infla tion was about $360 for gas. Anti-aircraft guns used to protect . observation balloons accounted for four German aviators. In each case the enemy Hying machine being brought down after the aviator had set fire to the American balloon by incendiary bullets. AID SOCIETY STOPS DIVORCES New York,, Mar. 1. The Legal Aid society ot New York prevented 2,800- or more divorces In 1918, ac cording to the annual report made public -here today by Charles E. Hughes, president of the society. 444. 4 444-44444 4 444 4 ARE FIGHTING FISH 4 4 RILL TO THE IfAST 4 4 ' 4 4 Salem. Ore., Mar. 1. Gover- 4 4 nor Wlthycombe ha3 received 4 4 numerous protests against hts 4 I 4 signing the Rogue River fish- 4 4 ing bill and the bill prohibiting 4 4 Injunctions against labor or- 4 4 grfnlzatlons. - 4 44444444 4 4444444 i .