Ashland daily tidings. (Ashland, Or.) 1919-1970, September 02, 1919, Image 1

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1 1 (By the United Press)
i retary Daniels,. In an address here
today, Justified the division of the
American naval forcea into the At
lantic and Pacific fleet. He point
ed out that the Pacific fleet, when
all its nnlti have arrived will cora
prue 615,000 tons, aa compared
with the entire American fleet of
115,000 tona which went around the
world ia 1(07 at Rooaevelt'a di
rection. The secretary paid tribute to the
ofrethoufht of ' Roosevelt, both in
ending the fleet around the world
and in the construction of the Pan
ama canal. He aald it waa the ca
nal which made the Pacific fleet
possible. '
"By developing the navy bases,"
be declared, "wo will add to the
strength of the fleet aa much as if
we added their equivalent in fight
ing ships." He further asserted
that the capacity of these proposed
naval bases "Is beyond anything
heretofore found necessary."
"This will be true even after we
save relegated all pre-dreadnoughts
and all old cruisers, destroyers, sub
marines, gunboats, etc., to either
the coast defense or the strap
. "To inn up," he aald, "will soon
have, lnstead of the "six real fight
ing ship of 1811.- 37 modern
dreadnoughts, battle cruisers, 100
destroyers, more than ISO submar
ines, B0 mine planters and large
number of mine sweepers and pa
trol craft, an entirely new air force.
"The fleet riding at anchor in
your harbor today is a powerful
one," said the secretary, "but that
which will be with you next year
Locals Win
Lota of hitting, lota of scoring.
Ashland winning IS to 8. My gra
cious Annabel, what more could any
home (an want.
A record breaking: crowd turned
..out to be High School grounds Labor
day and saw the local boys take Pitch
er Anthony and his Northern Cali
fornia bunch over the skids. It was
h see-saw, up on your toes, who can
tell, kind of a game right up to the
.seventh inning when Ashland got to
going right and took the lead by a
I svide margin.
Anthony pitched for Weed and
showed the effects of the hard game
at Weed the day before and the long
trip over the mountains. Even at
that he stuck it out. .'
Ashland used three pitchers: Bear
Is pitched the first four innings, Er
nie Pry the fifth and Jud Pernoll took
good care of the. last tour.
As far as hitting goes, Kenneth
Lilly came back into form with
vengeance, getting two singles, a dou
ble and a home run. The latter was a
long, long hit and shows conclusive
ly that Anthony knew what he was
doing when he walked Lilly on nu
merous occasions. Lilly also stole
Jour bases "and rounded out a good
"day by throwing out a man at home
on a hard hit grounder when an ex
tra run would have looked bad. Tre
gllgas got three healthy wallops as
did also Gearhart. Frye kicked one
into the left field bleachers for a
homer the first man at bat?
Ashland scored one on Frye's
homer In the first.
Weed scored .on a base on balls
and two hits in the second. '
Aihland took; the lead with a run
i In their half of the second with hits
by Bentley, Trig,' and Gearhart,
Weed,' slipped Into the lead again
a For Oregon Fair, settled. "
"Soldiers Didn't Know a
Spruce Tree From a Rosebush"
Avers Spruce Probe Witness
(By the United Press)
PORTLAND, 8ept. J. That con
structlon of a government railroad
in Lincoln county, Oregon, . waa
waste of public funds and that lots
of the soldiers employed in spruce
camps there did not know a spruce
tree from a rose bush, were, state
ments made by J. B. Miller, timber-
man, before the congressional com
mittee probing the spruce produc
tion fiasco in the northwest, which
began its sessions here today.
Interest In the Portland hearings
has been intensified by the unex
pected arrival here of Brice P.
Disque. This former head of the
aDruce division, with the rang of
brigadier general, appeared, without
warning, and demanded that he-be
given the opportunity to be heard
regarding the alleged unwarranted
expenditures of money and ineffi
cient administration in the spruce
division." The former general eame
to Portland from New York city,
where he is president of the export
ing and Importing concern of O. Am
sinck Co.
will be immensely stronger . and
when all the ships ordered are com
pleted America will be able not only
to protect its coasts but to do Its
share jn policing The world under
the coming league of nations.
"The coming of the Pacific fleet
will be followed by the improve
ment of .harbors, bays, rivers of the
Pacific coast, for all of them must
be developed to care tor the giant
dreadnoughts of the navy and the
larger merchant ships which will
come In ever increasing numbers."
The Pacific fleet, he declared,
will be composed of approximately
18S ships which are either enroute
or to sail in a few weeks.
Day Game
in their half of the third with two
scores on a base on balls and two
doubles. Ashland tied it up In their
half with a run made on a single, a
stolen base and another single, Lilly
coring. ,
Weed made it 6 S in the first
halt of the fourth with a couple of
doubles and a base on balls. Ashland
made it 5 6 in their half with hits
by Bentley, Trig and two sacrifices.
'. Weed made 66 in the fifth with
a run scored mostly on errors. Ash
land tied it 8 6 again in their halt
when Lilly doubled, stole and was
brought home on Hill's bunt.
Weed took what looked like a win
ning lead of two runs In the sixth
on a combination of hits and errors.
Ashland did not score in the sixth
but came back strong In the sev
enth, scored six runs and cinched the
Lilly walloped out a homer in the
eighth Just to make it 18 to 8.
Both teams played much looser
ball than at Weed the day before
but the crowd liked every minute
of It and showed more pep than has
been shown this year. It was the
kind of a game that makes the small
boy hoarse and more than one moth
er Is wondering where her little Wil
lie caught that awful cold this morn
ing. Next Sunday, Ashland will go to
Weed. If possible a special car will
be chartered.
Notice to Water Users
The Judge of the Ashland City
Court wishes to notify water users
of the city water that after the first
of September that the fines for Vio
lation of the water ordinance of the
city when complaints are made and
sustained by the awter officials, will
not be less than ($5.00) five dol
lars. MELBOURNE. The Astrallan
gold reserve Is now 43.67 percent of
the note circulation, according to a
statement issued by the federal
(By the United Press)
SEATTLE, Sept. I. Building op
erations In this city are practical
ly at a standstill, as the result of a
deadlock between the maater build
era' association and the unions atfll
iated with the building trades coun
The strike followed the refusal of
the association to pay the new wage
Kale asked by 8000 workers, who
demanded $10 per day for skilled
workmen and $7 tor laborers. ',
(By the United Press)
LINCOLN. Neb., Sept. i.-flx
hundred Burlington shopment at' the
Havelock, Neb., ahops struck this
mornina. It is reported that all
but the woodcutters walked out.
(By the United Press)
CUMBERLAND, Md., Sept. 2.
Fifteen hundred Baltimore and
Ohio shopmen here struck today,
rejecting President Wilson's appeal
to remain at work.
The Job of moving the Tidings is
completed and the office Is now
ready to turn otrt neat Job work In
short order.
(By the United Press)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. Private
ownership and operation of railroads
under strict government supervision,
with labor sharing in the manage
ment and earnings, is provided in a
bill Chairman Cummins of the sen
ate interstate committee Introduced
today. '
The bill makes strikes and lock
outs a criminal offense. A Joint
committee on wages and working
conditions, on which both sides will
be equally represented, Is created
and a railway transportation hoard
with sweeping powers over the rail
roads Is provided tor.
The Interstate commerce commis
sion will be given complete author
ity over the issue of stocks and
bonds and the determination of fair
returns. The roads will be returned
to the private owners on the last day
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i October 1st MIL ,
Says Packers
Control Prices
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. Vlrtuol
control by combinations of packers
of five great livestock markets has
been responsible for besvy losses to
the producers in the past ten days
Senator Capper said today. He cit
ed the recent market break as one
reason congress should enact leg'
Islation along the lines proposed in
the Kenyon bill.
(By the United ,Press)
MILAN, Italy, Sept. 2. King
Emanuel of Italy took another step
and a most significant one along the
path of democracy when he Informed
Premier Nittt, according to official
announcement today that he Intends
to relinquish all crown lands
throughout Italy tor the benefit of
the peasantry and combatants for
Italian unity.
The official announcement states
that the king renounces possession
of the buildings on these lands In
favor of the charitable institutions
and organisations whose aim is the
mitigation of the suffering which
has followed the war.
King Emanuel also announced
that In the future his own private
property would be taxed the same
as that of the commoners.
petitive systems, and the employes
and the public are each to have two
members on the board of directors
of the month in which the bill be
comes a law.
The measure provides tor the ul
tlmate reorganization of the roads
in from twenty to thirty-five com
The Cummins bill provides that
one-half of the excess earnings be
used for the purchase of railway
equipment by the railway board, to
be leased to the roads, and the other
half be administered by an em
ployes' advisory council for estab
lishing a system of profit sharing
for the employes, Improvement of
working conditions, invention of
safety devices, the techincal educa
tion of employes and to supplement
the employes' pension Insurance.
The railway board would have
broad powers In re-routing traffic,
compelling the Joint use of termi
nals and suggesting - improvements
in the service in general.
The Cummins bill is the result of
weeks of conference between rail
way officials, financiers and labor
leaders, with a special sub-committee
of the senate.
While many features of the Plumb
plan are Incorporated In the mod
ified form, the bill alao embodies
the Ideas of both railway executives
and financiers. The anti-striking
provisions have aroused much com
ment. Whether labor will accept
this, even with the recognition It
gets In the management of the
roads, will be a paramount ques
tion in congress.
Precautions agalnts watered
stock are taken by requiring the
capitalisation of the roads to be
limited to the actual value of the
property, as determined by the In
terstate commerce commission.
The railway transportation board
would consist of five members ap
pointed by the president at a sal
ary of $12,000 a year, and the com
mittee on working conditions be
composed of four representatives of
the employes and four representing
the companies. ' ,
Dr. 'Sawyer has gone to Chicago
to take some post-graduate .clinic
work, and her office will be closed
until November 1, when she will re
turn. l-4t
Labor Will
Its Right
(By the United Press)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. The
right to organise and bargain col
lectively regarding wages and work
ing conditions, will be the principal
points organised labor will press at
the round table industrial conference
to be called by President Wilson,
labor leaders here are agreed. They
feel that they will have Wilson with
them In this demand and there la a
belief among some of them that the
president may go even further.
The granting of this proposal by
the employers' representatives will
bring quick action and agreement at
the conference the labor leaders de
cern. Thev clan soon to begin a
series of formal conferences at
which 'the points In their program
win ha framed. Local leaders
from all parts of the United States
will probably be called upon to at
tend. ,
(By the United Press)
PARIS, Sept. 2. The allies,
through the supreme councl ltoday
handed Germany an ultimatum de
claring that within two weeks Ger
many must modif ylts contsltutlon,
eliminating the provisions which ad
mit of Austrian deputies In the
relcbstag. v
It Is pointed out 'in t'le ultima
tum that this clause Is In contradic
tion of the Versailles treaty forbid
lng interference in Austrian affairs.
(By the United Press)
PORTLAND, Ore., 8ept. 2. Pho
tographers of the Paclflo northwest
convened In Portland this morning
for a three-day convention. An ex
tensive exhibit of photographic art
is being viewed at the Multnomah
hotef, the convention headquarters.
LOWESTOFT. Fishing in the
North Sea, a Lowestoft trawler net
ted a portion of a German submar
ine with a machine-gun attached.
(By the United Press) "
Pacific Coast may prepare for an
unprecedented program of naval de
velopments as a result of the organi
sation of the Pacific fleet. Secretary
Daniels, on his present trip Is gath
ering data on which he will base
recommendations to congress, which
will embody a program involving
Immediate expenditure of millions
of dollars,
The secretary will present rec
ommendations September 24 on the
first work to be done, and It Is quite
certain that the report wil Icover
all or part of each of the following:
Establishment of an aviation sta
tion and submarine base on the
Columbia river, probably In the vi
cinity, of Astoria; extensive improve
ments in the Puget Sound nsvat fa
cllities, particularly at Bremerton;
establishment of a naval training
station at San Diego; continuance of
the 8an Pedro submarine base, es
tablished during the war,' and the
establishment of a new naval base
and navy yard at San Francisco. Tht
work will require appropriations of
millions of dollars before completed.
The policy of the navy , ' depart
ment will be to make the first work
that which ia Immediately, required
for handling the vast naval force
of the Pacific fleet. Later, atten
tion will be paid to.tbe smaller, pro-.
'a Aiw
Jects, such as the proposed esiao
llsbment of submarine and avlatloa
bases on the secondary harbors of
the coast.
to Organize
, (By the United Press) ,
PARIS, Sept.. 2. rThe remaining ,
provisions of the peace treaty were
handed the Austrian delegation to
day and Chancellor Renner leaves
Immediately for IVenna to present
the treaty to the Austrian national
assembly. -
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SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Sept. 2.
Captain McNab. a member of an
American flying patrol on the Mex
ican border, was shot in the head
and dangerously wounded by Meyl
can troops while flying on the
American side near Laredo, a dis
patch states today.
There were about twenty-five sol
diers in the. Mexican party, which
was on the Mexican side of the line,
McNab reported. The Mexicans
(Ired more than 100 shots. Lieu
tenant Johnson, mechanician for
McNam, was not hit. '
(By the United Press)
PARIS, Sept." 2. That the high
coBt of food In America is due en
tirely to the failure of the allies
Central Powers Immediately , after
the signing of the armistice was tha
declaration of Herbert Hoover, tes
tifying today before the American
congressional committee investigat
ing war expenditures.. He said tha
delay in lifting the blockade caused
speculator sto corner foodstuffs and
noia tnem, i