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VOI IX., No. 187.
COMMISSION ARGUES RATES HNIS REFUSE TO Al.lOW PACIFIC TELEPHONE TELEGRAPH CO. !i7 INCREASE RESIDENCE RATES ARE RAISED Mmllf)' lUUw to Aw4it Company t Tide Over Abnormal Tluirw, Or dw Effective May 1 Sulom, Ore., May 3. The public service commission, after five months of invontlgatlon marked by stormy henrliiK. iHnuntl an order to day refining to allow tlio applica tion of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph company for an Increase of 27 per rent In ratia In Oregon. Slight Incrensc at soma points vera allowed. Kxcept at four point no Increase wai allowed tn residence rte. .Temporary modification In . rates for business service to help the com pany moot wage Increases and other abnormal expense were made. The order was cffixtlve May 1. Outsjde of Portland. Increases In I buatneas rate generally were be tween 25 cents and a dollar per month. Increase for residence rates were allowed for the exchanges at Albany, Corvallis, Oregon City and Grant Pass, where competition at the pres ent time or In the past forced the rates to a low level. WASHINGTON WINS Oakland. Cal.. May 3. The Uni versity of Washington crew won the varsity three-mile .boat race, Cali fornia tool n s second and Stanford third. Thore wa a thrilling finish. California leading until the last few yard. - California won the reohman race. TO E The reception given the returned aoldior and sailor by the members of the Josephine Chapter of the Red Cross at the courthouse last night draw one of the lamest crowd that evor assembled at the county build ing, and iwaa a success from every viewpoint. The Red Cross chapter lias a way of doing audi things Just right and lost night was no exception to the rule. The evening' entertainment was 'begun by the audience singing "My Country TIb of Thee,',' followed by "The lng, Long Trail," and several other popular songs, wKh 'Mr. Goo. Bab In at the piano. General conver sation and "mixing" followed, after which the orchestra trirck up a fa vorite dance number and there was rush for partners. The exact num- bor of soldiers and sailor present could not be learned today some placing the number 'at 100 and oth ers guessing about 200 but they were conspicuous In their uniforms among the 1,000 or more people ta sombled. Dancing 'lasted until somewhat after the midnight hour, and during all this time the Red Cross ladlos vere busy serving sandwiches, cof fee, 1ce cream and wafer 1n the spacious basement. The overly crowded court house wa a vivid re minder that Grants Pas Js sadly In need of a larger building for such publlo gatherings. (Oeatiaue sag I.) ANDPUTOTHERSIN Hod-Eyed Call liiport4r Kny Social lull. VIII (lain Coal by Civil War and IHoodxhtxl Washington, May 3. No clew to the Identity of the radical who mailed the bomb to government of ficials and other prominent persons had been obtained, the department of Justice admitted last. While the entire force of Investi gator in the department of Justice and municipal detectives are comb ing the 'bolshevlst quarters of a number of citio for Information bearing on the plot, llttlo hope 1 en tertained of uncovering the conspi racy In this manner. There Is a possibility, however, that clew may be obtained from an analysis of the ingredient of the bomb and a canvas or all the known sources of eh material mak ing up both the Infernal machine and the package In which each was muilud. Fears that this plot, which In the main was frustrated, may be the forerunner of a series of outrages hjns caused the department of Jus tice to place under surveillance a large number of bolshevlst leaders In New York. Chicago and other large cities. There was a meeting of radicals here last week that attracted consid erable attontlon on the part of the authorities. Paul Wallace Hanna. a member of the staff of the New York Call, who I just back from oversea, said: "What we are working for In the United States ha already been se cured in Europe, the bid order of power having been swept away, and tho final result Is to be secured by civil wars and Woodshed." Isaac "MoBrlde wa wildly cheered when he announced that trie, social ists propone to change the present form of igovornment of this country. "We are going to put these people (the ruling class) out of "business." he Mid. "and place them "In 'the Moundsvillo nenltentiarv. when h American patriot and Iterators, Dobs and other are now doing lime." il:M KIIXKD BY MORS IN V. 8. IV 30 YHAHS New York. May 3. In the last 30 year 3.324 persona have boen kUled by mobs, according to a report bv the National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored 'People. j For the 30 year period from 1889 through 1918. the North has 219 victims, the South 2,834, the West 156 and (Alaska and other localities 15. "Fifty colored women and 11 white 'women "were lynchtd in ' 14 states," soya the report. "The North and West together have lynched 21 persons during the last five year per iod." HINE8 REDUCES RATES . " ' i ; j Washington, May 3. Director General Hinea ha announced reduc tion In Import rates from the Pa cific coast to the 'East on a number of commodities from the Orient. The reductions range from 10 to 2 per cent. JOHNSON SAYS WILSON Washington, May 3. Senator Hiram Johnson, of California, In a statement today charged that Presi dent Wilson had reversed bis stand upon secret' treaties In the Flume dispute iind "had surrendered "with out the semblence of contest" to the Japanese In the controversy over the disposition of Shantung, by whlcJ)V'he -said , millions of Chinese have been delivered Into bondage. OKA NTS PAHS, JOSErHlNB COCKTr, GERMANS iVIUST GIVE U TilR GABLE SYSTEM Belgium Believes She is Not Receiving Square Deal, While , China Says "Big Three" Has Substituted Japan For Germany-Paris Prepares to Receive Austria London, May 3. The treaty will be presented early next week. The council of three reached several de cisions yesterday. Germany must give up her cable system, the cables to remain In the hand of the five great power until a disposition Is decided upon. The Chinese delegation ha Untied a statement of objection to the ef fect that the action of the council of three merely "substituted Japan for Germany In Shantung and gave Jap an additional control of the railroads of Southern Manchuria." Belgium disposed to object, as It I reported that they will not ob tain right demanded over ths con- trol of the Scheldt river or territorial concession In the Dutch province of Llmberg. Petrograd Is believed to have been captured from the bolshevik! by the Finnish army, the most notable re verse for the bolshevik! army yet re ported. Bavarian government troop have entered At unich. - LOCAL 'OFFICERS UP REAL At 12:30 today when a north bound freight ' train rolled Into Grants Pass there wa a delegation of prominent citizens to meet a man coming up from California on Im portant business. Just who the man la cannot toe learned at this aour, but the delegation to meet him was Sheriff Lewis, Deputy Sheriff Lister and Chief of Police (McLane. The local officers received word from the south this forenoon to be on the lookout for two men, travel ing by freight. ' One of the men got off the train at Central Point, but the other arrived here on schedule time. He was In a refrigerator car with three or four others, two of them being boys. They obtained entrance through the trap door at ths top of tihe car. . . The two 'boys do not appear to be "rough-necks" and they spotted two of the men in the group aa safe crackers. : Before reaching Grants Pass the one "bad man" who did not stop at Central Point left the car for a few minutes and the two boy began a search. They found a few bottles of nitroglycerine, some dynamite caps and fuse, and at once hid It, In another part of the car. When the man returned they re fused to tell him where they had placed the material, and he could hot force them to do so. . Upon arriving In this city the sup posed safe-blower and the others in the car were escorted by the officers to the county Jail, the safe-cracker being arrested but the others going along only for the information the officers could get from them. The man who iwas arrested was armed with-a Colt' .pistol, and the fuse In his possession (wa. already cut up in, proper lengths for (business, a dyna mite cap being attached to one piece of fuse. The officers state they ar positive the man Is a professional robber. He is about 40 year or age and aside from the safe-cracking outfit, was supplied with whiskey. DANIELS WOULD SINK . THE GERMAN FLEET London, May 3. -Joeephus -f Danlels, secretary of the navy,: declared today -th the great- ' est moral lesson of the world. -f would be to sink the entire Ger-i man fleet, with proper cere, T;?1- t . ' OREGON, . SATIKOAT,' MAY 8, Washington, May 3. Intimation that a special session of congress will be called by President Wilson, to meet about June 1, i contained In confidential dispatches from Pari. It 1 possible that the session will be called earlier it the situation at Paris develops rapidly. Paris, May 3. With the meetings of the German peace delegation un der way, the question of steps to ward peace with 'Austria was taken up. The Austrian peace delegation will be bossed at St., Germain, a su burb of Paris. The Italian situation baa taken a more favorable turn. Indications are that some arrangements 'will be made for Italy . to be represented when the peace treaty la presented to the Germans. , Paris, May 3. The Chinese dele gation in a statement says the de cision practically give Japan control of Northern China. C. OF C. LUNCHEON .OF. The Chamber of Commerce Mon day boon luncheon, May 5,' will con sist largely ' of ' Oregon products. Come and see what Oregon produces in the food line and then boost for the slogan, "Oregon Products For Oregon Homes." A. G. Clarke, of Portland, president of the ' Oregon Industries Association, -will - explain the object and work of the assbcla tion. Ladies are cordially invited to attend the luncheon. CAMOUFLAGED FISH London, May - 3. Camouflaged "goldfish" have been selling well in London. Common varieties of small fish are being dyed. In about three day the "dye "wears offv , , Before the war, England obtain ed virtually all it gold fish from Germany. AT HOME OF SISTER Xury O. Barker, who 'with hi wife came to Grants Pass about three weeks ago to spend his last days at the home of his siBter, 'Mrs. J. P. Martin, died Friday afternoon, aged 41 years. 1 month 20 days, after more than year's struggle with consumption. Mr. Barker was born tn , Douglas county near Roseburg, MarCh 12. 1878. Ha wna & rauManf Port,and Beven year8 hemg ,n the real estate (business and later with the Kegner & Fields Automo bile company. He was a man of good) Christian character, a member of the 'First Evangelical oh urea at Portland, in which he' was an active worker. Mr. Barker Is survived by his wife, to whom he was married in 1914, four sisters, Mrs. J. P. Martin of this city, Mrs.- W. B. Chapman and Mrs. Walter Singleton, of Roseburg, Mrs. J. I Anderson of Bandon, all of whom were here during bis last days and by one broUier, Lee Barker of Drain The body will be taken to .ffort- , land. Monday hjght and 'lte 'funeral T.wlU be held at the Evangelical PRODUCTS NEVGERMAKARMY FIXED AT 241,500 Sixteen Large and Eleven Hmnll Bri gades Remnants of Old Army ' Drifting Aimlessly With the American Army of Occu pation, May 3. The strength of the new German army or Relchswehr has provisionally been fixed at 241.- 500 men, according to information recently reaching American officers In charge of keeping tab on the de mobilisation and readjustment of enemy1 forces. 'There. are to 'be II large and 11 small brigades, the large brigade to have 10,462 men each and the small brigades 5,839 men each. Corps troops are to num ber 6,458 and general beadqnarter troops about 10,000 men, according to the present plans. Now that the 1899 class of the oH German army 'Is rapidly' being dis charged from all units excepting a few in the guard corps and on the eastern front, there soon will remain In the garrisons throughout Ger many only two classes of troops the new and independent volunteer unit and the volunteer remnants of the old army units. Some of the vol unteer remnants bare been planning to combine (with the new indepen dent "volunteer units for the "Reich swebr, but In many other Instances it is apparent they are simply drift ing, awaiting some decision by the war ministry as to their future. Re ports that the war ministry is plan ing to maintain small garrisons in every1 town indicate the possibility that these remnants are to remain In the old departments, rather than be transferred into the new volun teer units. ....... . i . SIBERIAN ARMIES 4 . DEFEAT ROLSHEYIKI Helslngfors, May 3. Defeat- ed along the entire eastern f front by the Siberian armies. ths bolshevlst forces are retlr- f lng in disorder, a Russian newspaper says. y.-AFTE The Josephine county branch of the Associated Industries of Oregon Will "meet ' In '.the ' Chamber of Com merce rooms at 3 p. m. 'Monday. ', All women of the city and county are urged to-attend and hear the message' that A. G. Clarke, of Port land, state manager of Oregon, has to present. ' ' ' ' 'All (women are eligible to become members. The only requirements Is loyalty to your town, your county and your state, by "Trying Oregon Made Goods First." THREE AMERICANS KILLED IN FRANCE .' Orleans, France, 'May 3. Three American soldiers were killed 'and elsht Injured when a railroad train hit a motor truck here today. SAYS, WILSON THOUGHT GERMANS WERE HUMAN Washington, "May 3. American newspaper, reports to the effect that the 'war-time admiration held by the French people tor American soldiers has waned since the armistice nas caused . Captain A. iMallck, aide to Marshal Joffre, to protest to friends here. So far as the soldiers "of France are concerned, Captain 'Ma Uck iwrltes In a letter to (Lieutenant Colonel A. L. Pendleton of the gen eral staff, "the only . difference v ie that we love y6u better (than iln 191?)' because le know you more. "The Ktal -canae of misunder standing," be adds. "Is that Mr. Wilson- baa too rood a heart aMri think the 'German' belong to foe human rax-e. whereas ther are nnlv a son 01 mixture 01 tiger anursnave:" WHOLE NTMTiEK 2C5S. ALLYANKS 01 train EVERY AMERICAS SOLDIER TO BE SPEEDED HOME SOON AF TER PEACE IS SIGNED DEMOBILIZATION 7 SPEEDED :UP Great Activity Seen At Brest and ' 'Hoboken last of the 42nd Arrive From Oversea Washington, May 2. Determina tion of President Wilson, indicated In press advices from Paris, that no American troops shall continue on German soil for a longer period af ter the signing of the peace treaty than may be necessary to embark them for home, is borne out by pres ent plan of the war department. which contemplate the return of the entire (American expeditionary force by September. Because of this Gen eral March, chief of staff, is making every effort to speed up the demobi lization in this country. An official announcement issued today as to the accumulation of sur plus clothing for t,he troops stated ft,ofr V n n .4 . n . V. J ., 1 "troop withdrawals to be completed in September." The September date represents es timates by embarkation official as to the maximum possible speed In with drawing the entire force in Europe, Including the Iroops holding the Coblens bridgehead sector on the Rhine. t If anything, officers believe themovement will be accelerated rather than retarded. The schedule has been exceeded : recently' and in increasing measure : from week to week, with an indicated , monthly movement of 450,000 men. the best predictions of General March and his aides, bid fair. It was said, to be more than realized. ' ' ' v General March ; returned today from a personal inspection of de mobilization centers In the south eastern department At each camo the chief of staff "checked up ' the semi-permanent demobilization per sonnel at the camps in' an effort to reduce the number of men who are being held In the. service for this work. ' Officers recently returned ' from France say the' "two bottle necks" through which practically the entire movement must pass, the embarka tion camp. at, Brest, and the debar kation stations at Hoboken, are now- operating at remarkable speed. Wa8hington,"liay 3. Only 'about 35 per cent of the more than 22,000 men composing the 42nd (Rainbow) division, aa it returned from France, were members of the original divi sion ae organized at Camp Mills, N. Y. Practically all of these men, it was learned today, have been wound ed or otherwise incapacitated during the months of service. They had been returned from the hospitals and rest camps to the' division and when it received orders tor home, a spe cial effort was made by the division staff to get together all the original Rainbow personnel who had sur vived the rigors of the campaign. Thft 1nfl ttlAmonfv Y.f iha 'lnt ni. rived yesterday at Newport News. OF IN GREAT LOAN DRIVE San .Francisco. May 3. Cities In the 12th, district stand as follows in the 'great Vioiory loan drive: Port land '59 H per cent; alt tke'Clty 44 per 'cent;- Seattle' 39 per cent; Oakland -..88i per-, cent; -, Tawoma 83 per .centvSan fFr&nelsco ,15. per ent and Los Angeles 14 per een