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and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Three hundred soldiers, jelonglng to
Warwick, Berkshire ani Gloucester
regiments were arrested Sunday at
Southhampton, England for refusing to
obey orders to mbark for France.
A Toklo cable to the Hawaii Shlnpo
says an epidemic of cholera la threat
ening Toklo. Several cases have been
reported. 1 lie lniecuon, we cume saiu,
was brought to Toklo from Shanghai.
Investigation of about 50 complaints,
mainly made by concerns legitimately
interested in oil developments, of sales
of alleged "wildcat" oil stocks in
Texas, will be made by the federal
trade commission, that body announc
The decorations awarded in con
nection with the trans-Atlantic flight
of the R-34 have been gazetted. Major
O. H. Scott, commander of the dirig
ible, is given a commandershlp in the
military division of the Order of the
The American relief administration
closed its Paris office Saturday, ending
Its work in Europe. Herbert Hoover,
who has supervised the distribution of
supplies valued at hundreds of mil
lions, will sail for the United States
within 10 days. 1
The Munich correspondent of the
Journal de Geneve states that Ger
many intends to found a' league of
nations, hoping for the adherence of
Russia, Austria and Hungary and later
of Italy, Japan and the "smaller na
tions dlssatlsflod with the Paris con
ference." The high cost of everything else has
hit politics, too, acordlng to a state
ment issued in New York by former
Representative William D. Jamieson of
Iowa, director of finance of the demo
cratic national committee, In announc
ing plans to raise a f 5,000,000 war
cheBt for the coming presidential elec
tion. The Chamberlaln-Kahn bill propos
ing six months' compulsory military
training for all youths between the
ages of 18 and 26 was characterized as
"crude and Incomplete" and patterned
after the "PniBlan system" in a state
ment issued Saturday by the organiza
tion committee of the National Guard
Association of the United States.
Theodore Roosevelt of New York,
one of the founders of the American
Legion at both the Paris and St. Louis
caucuses and now a member of the
joint national executive committee,
has started on a four weeks' speaking
tour through the middle west and far
west undor the direction of the legion's
national speakers' bureau. He will
open the first state convention of
the American Legion in Oregon at
Portland September 17.
King Victor Emmanuel has confer
red on General Pershing the grand
cross of the military ordor of Savoy,
the highest Italian military honor.
Repeal of the daylight-saving law
was passed Tuesday over President
Wilson's veto by the house on a vote
of 223 to 101, seven more than the
necessary two-thirds. The repeal now
goes to the senate, where its support
ers claim victory.
A trans-Pacific flight is to be at
tempted soon by D. Isobe, a Japanese
army aviator, according to a cable re
ceived from Japan by the Japanese
American News of San Francisco.
This will be the first attempt at the
aerlui conquest of the Pacific.
Crown Prince Charles of Roumanla
has written a letter to his father, King
Ferdinand, renouncing for himself and
his heirs his rights and privileges as
heir-apparent to the Roumanian throne.
The news was contained in a dispatch
to the Journal from Bucharest
Reports from Budapest state that
the Roumanians have presented new
armistice conditions to the Hungarian
government, which has forwarded
thera to the allies.
Plans for a transcontinental aerial
derby from New York to San Francis
co with more than 1100.000 in priies,
including a first prize of $20,000, were
announced Tuesday in New York by
Captain Charles J. Glldden, chairman
nt the aerial touring league committee
of the Aero Club of America.
MILITARY COURTS UPHELD
Only Minor Changes Are Needed, Sayi
Washington, D. C In approving the
report submitted to him by Major
General Francis J. Kernan, head of
the special war department board on
courts martial and their procedure,
Secretary Baker Sunday took the of
ficial stand that the present system
should not be changed except in minor
Inferentlally, the secretary upheld
General Kernan's view that "courts
martial have always been agencies for
creating and maintaining the disci
pline of armies" rather than agencies
for the "nice interpretation of techni
cal rules of law."
The war board's report reflected the
opinion of 225 officers who were cir
cularized. More than half of these
gave hearty approval to the present
system, 43 condemned It as basically
wrong and the remainder, a total of
07, pointed out specific weaknesses,
which they thought should be remedied.
The most serious defect in the exist
ing system, the report assorts, arises
from "the lack of competent trial
advocates and counsel," and as a rem
edy it Is recommended that defense
counsel be appointed for each general
and special court-martial and that spe
cial inducements be offered young of
ficers to study law in order that they
may be fitted.
"It is noticeable," the report said,
that officers who served with fight
ing units are as a class favorable to
the present articles; on the other hand
officers whose duties kept them re
mote from the scenes of battle, view
the system with a more critical eye."
Declaring that the "sovereign" rem
edy proposed by the most pronounced
critics Is to transfer administration to
those who are lawyers first and sol
diers by courtesy only, General Ker
nan expressed the opinion that this
would make ; t impossible for the com
mander to obtain among his troops the
necessary discipline to military suc
cess which is the "first purpose of an
ERUPTION KILLS FISH
IN KLAMATH WATERS
Klamath Falls. Or.- Residents of
Klamath county are at a loss to ac
count for the unprecedented eruption
which occurred last week in Diamond
lake; Thousands of fish were killed
and waters of the entire lake were
discolored. Diamond lake is located
about nine miles from Crater lake and
is a favorite haunt of fishermen.
News of the disturbance was brought
to Klamath Falls by R. E. Clanton,
state master fish warden, and H. D.
Stqjit, deputy game warden, who were
at the lake early in the week in com
pany with four other Klamath Falls
sportsmen. Mr. Clanton and Mr.
Stout were unable to explain the cause
of the eruption, as it occurred prior
to. their arrival. Though puzzled, they
said perhaps the destruction of the
fish was caused by an under-water
eruption that was general over the
Washington, D. C Federal regula
tion of the packing Industry, proposed
In the Kenyon and Kendrick bills now
on hearing before the senate agricul
ture committee, found neither friends
nor advocates in the long list of wit
nesses who aired their views Satur
day. Though those testifying came
from points all the way between Mis
sourl and Georgia and their occupa
tions ran the gamut from farmers,
througlrfeeders, stockers, retail butch
ers and dealers in produce, and while
their opinions as to the reason and
responsibility of high costs of living
were diverse and occasionally most
forcefully put, all insisted that the
packers should be let alone. Inter
ference with them, the tenor of the
statements ran, would be dangerous
to the consumer and everybody else.
Ukraine Troops Advance.
Copenhagen. A dispatch received
here from Bereslna, in the govern
ment of Minsk, says an airplane has
reached there bringing advices from
Kamenete-Podolsky to the effect that
General Petlura's Ukraine troops have
occupied Kiev, taken the whole of Po
dulla and larger parts of Volhynla and
the government of Kiev.
The advices add that Ukrainian ar
mies are approaching the Dnieper riv
er along the entire line.
Two Flier Fall to Death.
San Antonio. Lieutenant Rled Has
lan, of Westwood, Mass., and Bernard
Hlggtns, machinist, of Shamokln,
were Instantly killed near Kelly Field
Saturday when a new airplane they
were testing fell in a tail spin from a
height of 300 feet Lieutenant Haslan
was pinned under the machine .while
Hlggtns was thrown 20 feet
Delay of Wage Advance to Nor
mal Times Sought.
TRUCE IS REQUESTED
Government Policy Announced Is De
lay for Restoration of Stability.
Lower Prices Expected.
Washington, D. C Postponement of
the settlement of wage demands until
normal economic conditions are re
stored, was announced Monday by
President Wilson as the policy which
the administration will pursue In deal
ing which such questions, particularly
those affecting railroad workers.
The president announced also that
It was neither wise nor feasible at
this time, when the most important
question before the country is a re
turn to a normal price level, to at
tempt to Increase freight rates to
provide funds for higher wages.
"We ought to postpone questions
of this sort until we have the oppor
tunity for certain calculation as 'to
the relation between wages and the
cost of living," the president declared
in a statement to the public explain
ing his decisions as to wages. "It Is
the duty of every citizen to insist
upon a truce in such contests until
intelligent settlements can be made
and made by peace and effective com
mon counsel. I appeal to my fellow
citizens of every employment to co
operate in insisting upon and main
taining such a truce."
Mr. Wilson's statement was issued
in connection with the decision of
himself and Director General Hines
on demands by railroad shopmen for
a 25-per cent advance in wages, but
the general policy pronounced covers
also the wage demands of other hun
dreds of thousands of railroad work
ers, which- are pending before the
director-general or about to be pre
It is to be expected that other
unions trying to obtain more pay will
be asked, as the shopmen, to play their
part with other citizens in reducing
the cost of living by foregoinjg a
temporary advantage which would add
to transportation costs.
The decision of the president and
the director-general was announced to
a committee of 100, representing the
shopmen. In reply to their demands
for a 25 per cent Increase, the shop
men were asked to accept an adjust
ment of their pay to the basis of 10
hours'ay for eight hours' work which
they contended was given other em
ployes and denied them When the
Adamson law became effective. This
means an advance of the basic pay
from 68 to 72 cents an hour, whereas
an increase of 17 cents to 85 cents an
hour was demanded.
Higher Railroad Rates Predicted.
Washington, D. C Increase of at
least 25 per cent In railroad rates,
provided there are no more wage in
creases or higher material costs, will
be necessary when the carriers are re
turned to private operation, the house
interstate commerce committee was
told Monday by Howard Elliott, presi
dent of the Northern Pacific.
"Would 25 per cent increase solve
the problem for the whole country?"
asked Representative Sims, democrat,
"I think It would," responded Mr. El
liott, adding that he preferred the rate
Increase to the continued payment of
the government guaranteed compensa
tion. New England roads, he asserted,
Were in bad shape and were not earn
ing the government guaranteed com
In advocating wage legislation, Mr.
"Let the wives of the men vote on
the strike; they are the most affected.1
The great majority of railroad em
ployes, he said, do not want to strike,
and he urged some legislation for the
adjustment of disputes. -
He suggested that labor unions be
required to incorporate and file re
ports like business corporations, and
that employes be compelled to serve
notice before quitting work.
Second Comet Picked Up.
Cambridge, Mass. Discovery of
second comet in three days by the Rev.
Joel H. Metcalf was announced Mon
day by Harvard college observatory.
After picking ap In the eastern sky on
August 20 the first of the year's new
stray atari, he reported that on the
night of the 22d at 11 o'clock he found
in Bootes constellation in the western
sky, another uncharted body more con
spicuous than the first It can be seen
with a small telescope.
STATE NEWS I
. IN BRIEF. J
Salem. Track No. 3, located be
tween the old passenger depot and the
hop warehouse in East Portland, haB
been selected as a hay inspection
track by J. W. Church, head of the
grain inspection department of the
Oregon public service commission.
Roseburg. W. C. Harding, a fruit
grower of this county, who consigned
several carloads of pears to the North
western Fruit Distributors, C. A. Mai-
beouf, sales agent, in 1917, has just
received word that a decision of the
Washington state supreme court has
awarded him payment for the fruit.
Salem, The open-air sanitarium in
connection with the state tuberculosis
hospital and the boys' and hospital
dormitories now building at the home
for the feeble-minded will be complet
ed and In readiness for occupancy
about October 1, according to R. H.
Goodln, secretary of the state board
of control. .
Medford. All records for sale of
Rogue river pears were broken In New
York Thursday when one car of Bear
creek orchard Bartletts brought an
average of $4.05 a box, and another car
load from the same orchard brought
$4. Another carload from the Palmer
Investment company orchard brought
the attractive price of $3.90.
Salem. Robert E. Strahorn, presi
dent and general manager of the Ore
gon, California & Eastern railroad,
has filed application in the offices of
the state corporation commissioner for
permission to issue and float bonds
in the sum of $550,000 with which to
resume construction work on the line
extending from Klamath Falls to Bend.
Salem. Under the law enacted at
the last session of the state legisla
ture, and which became effective Feb
ruary 26, 1919, imposing a tax of 1
cent a gallon on gasoline and cent
on distillate sold In Oregon by dealers
in motor vehicle fuel, there has been
paid to the state by these vendors to
July 31, 1919, a total of $165,420.18.
Banks. The directors have set Oc
tober 10 and 11 as dates for the Banks
hog and dairy show. At the show the
excellent breeds of cows and hogs
produced in Washington county will
be exhibited and a convention of farm
ers will be held to talk "better stock,"
exchange ideas and buy and sell ani
mals. Stockmen from various parts
of the state are expected.
Marshfield. Rogue river" salmon
canneries belonging to the Macleay es
tate and the Seaborg company were
swamped with salmon Tuesday and
were obliged to discontinue buying
until the glut in the canneries was
taken care of. The flood of Chinook
came at the end of a very lean season
and was a surprise to the fishermen,
who had given up hope of any great
Portland. H. W. Prettyman, , 112
East Fifty-fifth street, has solved the
high cost of living problem in one re
spect, as he is the fortunate owner
of an apple tree bearing luscious fruit
of the Red Blttlnger variety, each one
being from 14 to 16 inches in circum
ference, and weighing from one and
one-half to two pounds. The tree was
Imported from Europe and planted
about 20 years ago.
Pendleton. Seven allotments on the
Umatilla reservation went into the
hands of white men as the result of
the public sale here. Thomas Thomp
son paid $20,051 for 160 acres; D. C.
Bowman, 40 acres for $4790; Harvey
Horn, 40 acres, $3215; 40 acres, $3115;
Ben F. Marlin, 40 acres, $5265; Mi
chael F. Unbarger, 40 acres, $4411;
J. D. Owen, 40 acres, $850. Other al
lotments of choice Indian land are to
be offered at auction this month.
Salem. State highway work under
contract in Oregon August 18, Includ
ing all post and forest projects, totaled
$16,903,361.08, according to a report
completed recently by the state high
way department There are Included
in the contracts approximately 370
miles of paving, 193 miles of macadam
and 528 miles of grading. Ten per
cent additional allowed for contingen
cies amounts to $1,408,613.42 and 10
per cent for engineering .totals $1,408,
613.42. The Improvements Include the
Columbia River highway, at a cost of
$3,407,678.21; Pacifio highway, $4,39,
775.75; west side Pacifio highway, $1,
314,669.40; Salem - Dallas highway,
$320,742.60; Yamhill-Nestucca high
way, $426,682.11; Coast highway,
$601,054; Dalles-California highway,
$46,188.70; Portland-Forest Grove-Mc-Minnville
highway, $817,502.50; Ashland-Klamath
Falls. $177,957.50; Cra
ter Lake highway, $246,000; John Day
highway, $399,913.65; LaGrande-Enter-prise
Highway, $42,370; McKenzle riv
er highway, $136,145; Old Oregon
Trail, $475,866.97; Oregon-Washington
highway, $536,076.25; Baker-Cornucopia
highway, $178,431.75; Flora-Enterprise
highway, $73,560; Mount Hood
Loop highway, $227,667.60; Grants
Pass-Crescent City highway, $62,985.35,
and Burns-Lawen highway, $197,967.
Interpretations Welcomed if Not
in Formal Act.
MEET AT WHITE HOUSE
President Tells Committee He Expects
Japan to Give Up Shantung
Other Questions Clarified.
Washington, D. C President Wil
son, Interpreting the league of nations
covenant Tuesday for the senate for
eign relations committee, declared it
imposed no legal obligations for the
use of American military force in pro
tecting the territory or independence
of any other nation.
But he added that the covenant
might involve, in certain circum
stances "an absolutely compelling
moral obligation" which might be
even stronger than a legal promise.
Pressed for a more exact definition
by committee members who insisted
that the whole arrangement was "a
rope of sand," he asserted that on the
contrary he considered it as placing
the nations in "an attitude of comrade
ship and protection," which would
compel respect for the principles of
justice and liberty.
The president, in a prepared state
ment which he read to the senators,
said he had no objection to interpre
tations, provided they are not a part
of the formal act of ratification.
Meeting the committee in a round
table discussion In the East room of
the White house in .eontradictiqn to
the precedents of more than a cen
tury, and with the whole nation listen
ing through the medium of a relay of
public stenographers, the president
went into many of the details of the
peace negotiations and touched on all
the hotly-debated questions which
have divided the senate in its con
sideration of the peace treaty.
Article Ten of the covenant, guar
anteeing the integrity of league mem
bers against aggression, he declared,
would leave to each nation "complete
freedom of choice as to the application
of force." i
Even if the American representa
tives on the council joined in a rec
ommendation for military action, final
declaration for peace or war muBt rest,
so far as concerned the United States,
with congress, he said.
Whatever advice the council gave
under its authority to take such ac
tion as Is "deemed appropriate" must
also be deemed appropriate by the
United States to be binding on this
government, he argued, though in the
background would be such a potential
moral force that he doubted if the
nation would decline to act.
The president revealed that Japan's
promise to return Shantung province
to China was reduced to written form
in the minutes of the peace confer
ence. He asserted he had "every con
fidence" that the promise would be
carried out, and told the senators it
was the best "that could be got" out
of the negotiations, Japan having given
notice she would withdraw from the
conference if her demands were re
The American delegates, he said.
had tried to keep the nation free from
obligations in European affairs ' "so
far as it was honorably possible to do
so," but he asserted that it might be
necessary to keep some American
troops on the Rhine district under the
treaty for the next 15 years.
He declared the nation would be its
own sole judge whether its obligations
had been fulfilled under the disputed
withdrawal clause of the league cov
enant; that purely domestic questions
were safe from the league s interfer
ence, and that the Monroe doctrine
was clearly preserved.
The league, the president explained,
as built on the plan of General
Smuts of South Africa.
Mr. Wilson revealed that he had
suggested the United States take no
part of the German reparation but had
asked that the conference reserve dis
position of the German Pacific island
of Yap on a suggestion that it was
needed for an American naval station.
Some of the senators' questions the
president declined to answer on the
ground of international policy. How
the American delegates voted on Ja
pan's proposal for a racial equality
clause in the league covenant he said
he could not disclose "in the interest
of international good understanding,"
and for the same reason he said he
could not go into the negotiations over
the French frontier or give the com
mittee a copy of the record of Japan's
Early action on the treaty was urged
in a statement by the president at the
outset of the conference. This was
necessary, he held, so that a peace
basis might be reached, and the other
treaties under negotiation now at Ver
sailles were being delayed until the
world learned what would happen to
tne treaty with Germany. He said
he saw no reasonable objection to sen
ate reservations, but thought it unwise
to Incorporate them in the ratification
Newt Writer on Strike.
Omaha, Neb. Twenty members of
the staff of the7 Omaha Bee went on
strike late Tuesday, demanding an in
crease in pay and shorter working
hours. After walking out the report
ers met at the labor temple and organ
ized the American News Writers' un
ion, affiliating themselves with the
American Federation of Labor. They
have applied for a charter and are go
ing to attempt to call out the other
crafts on the paper In sympathy.
IF KIDNEYS AND
Take Sails to flush Kidneys and
. '. acids.
' Kidney and Bladder weakness result
from uric acid, says a noted authority,
The kidneys filter this acid from the
blood and pass It on to the bladder,
where it often remains to irritate and
inflame, causing a burning, scalding
sensation, or setting up an irritation
at the neck of the bladder, obliging
you to seek relief two or three times
during the night The sufferer is in .
constant dread, the water passes
sometimes with a scalding sensation
and is very profuse; again, there Is,
difficulty in avoiding It
Bladder weakness, most folk! call
it, because they can't control urina
tion. While it Is extremely annoying
and sometimes very painful, this is
really one of the most simple ailments
to overcome. Get about four ounces
of Jad Salts from your pharmacist and
take a tablespoonful in a glass of
water before breakfast, continue this
for two or three days. This will neu
tralize the acids in the urine so it
no longer Is a source of irritation to
the bladder and urinary organs which
then act normally again.
Jad Salts is Inexpensive, harmless,
and is made from the acid of grapes
and lemon juice, combined with lltbla,
and is used by thousands of folks who
are subject to urinary disorders caused
by uric acid Irritation. Jad Salts is
splendid for kidneys and causes no
bad effects whatever.
Here you have a pleasant efferves
cent llthla-water drink, which quickly
relieves bladder' trouble.
Submarine Coal Mines.
There are many submarine coal de
posits off the British isles, but so far
they are not much worked. The tun
nels of the mine at Whitehaven ex
tend some four miles from shore under
the Irish sea, however, and there also
is some submarine coal mining at
Bolness near the Firth of Forth and
at Monkwearmanth in Durham.
Cuticura for Sore Hands.
retlrlnff in the hot SUd8
of Cuticura Soup, dry and rub in cu
ticura Ointment. Remove surplus
Ointment with tissue paper. This Is
only one of the things Cuticura will do
If Sonp, Ointment and Talcum are used
for all toilet purposes. Adv.
. Deaf and Dumb Language. .
The Encyclopedia Britannica says:
We have conversed by signs with
deaf people from all. parts of the Brit
ish Isles, from France, from Norway
and Sweden, Poland, Finland, Italy,
Russia, Turkey, the United States and
found that they are indeed a world
wide means of communication . . .
Deaf people in America converse with
Red Indians with ease, thereby show
ing how natural the generality of even
del Epee Bigns are."
The principal foundations of all
states are eood laws and eood arms.
Write to the mind and heart and let
the ear glean after what it can.
Whatever is, is in its -cause just-
Cookery is become an art, a noble
science; cooks are betleman. Burton.
Virtue and goodness are confined to
no station. . .
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