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VOL. IX., .No. inf.
grants pass, jossrrinim cocntt, Oregon, thi-rsdat, cite 5,
WHOLE NUMBER 2685.
IJKl'TKS.WT GOVERNOR AND
BONDING AMENDMENT ALSO
GO BY THE WAYSIDE
HOSPITAL MEASURE III DOUBT
Roosevelt Highway, Holdluni' AIJ
Mil Market IUmuJh IlWIrvtxl to
Have Carried Ovrr SUU
Portland, June 5. The rural vote
of Oregon Tuesday rallied to defeat
the $5,000,000 reconstruction bill.
That element had able aaaltanee
from tome of the valley towni, o
that whereas Portland and Multno
mah county cava the bonding propo
altlon a favorable majority of nearly
4,000, the Mil appear definitely to
The Roosevelt highway found fa
vor almoet everywhere. Clackamas,
Linn, Douglas and Umatilla have the
-distinction of being tha only coun
ties so far that have reported ma
Joriutes aralniit this proposal.
Douglas was the one county that
voted against every measure on the
Portland, Ore.. June G. Returns
from outside counties, chiefly Doug
' laa, Washington, Marlon, Linn and
Lane, show a heavy rote against
some of the reconstruction measures,
The reconstruction bond amend
ment, the $5,000,000 reconstruction
bond In i bill and the lieutenant gov.
ernor measure were defeated, ac
cording to today's figures.
The Industrial and reconstruction
hospital amendment In In doubt.
The measures which carried were
sis ier cent Indebtedness, 'Roosevelt
highway iblll, soldiers' aid, market
roads and Irrigation drainage dis
trict Interest guarantee.
BIG BU1CK CAR RAMS
One ot the most peculiar auto accl
dents that ever happened In this
county and certainly a miraculous
one In that no one was killed or ser
iously Injured, says ths Medford
Tribune, occurred last night on the
Paoiflo highway In Phoenix.
Early In the evening iRoss Small
who had just purchased the second
hand Bulck six car formerly owned
by Ed. 'Lamport from the A, W.
Walker company started away In the
car with three other Ashland men In
eluding a Mr. Nixon, owner of the
Star garage in the city, for Aahland.
Qja they were speeding through Phoe
nix. Al Clements and Butter iMcClel
len In the former's Hup hug came
along the side road and turned Into
the (highway when the big 'Bulck oar,
which some claim was going at DO
miles an hour was upon them. The
Bulck struck the bug squarely amid
v ships and cllmed on It a-etraddle. The
force of the Impact hurled both cars
to one side of the road against the
small frame building used as the city
hall of Phoenix. The two lAehland
men In the front seat ot the Bulck
were hurled through the wtndHhleld
It Is certainly a miracle. that the
two men in the bug were not killed
but both escaped with minor cuts
and bruises as did the men in the
other oar. They are residents of
-Eagle Point. , ' .
. The spectacle of the telescoped
can, with the Bulck astride the bus,
: was viewed and commented on with
astonishment by the many people
who were passing by in autos In
both directions last night.
The bug 'Was a complete wreck and
the larger car was 'badly damaged.
BY HEW AUTO LAW
Arratt Cim lk Mde M"re Theft I
Miwle Htody Rules and Keep
Out of Trouble
Portland, June 6. Did you know
that there Is a distinct provision In
the newly amended Oregon motor
license law that forbade one from
taking joy rides In some one else's
oar, and more than that, put the of
fender and within reach of law if be
were nabbed getting Into the other
fellow's car, and before be bad time
to drive away? Well, there Is. And
now the man or boy who has been
willing to cake Uie chance of talk
ing himself out of a tight corner,
while getting away with a borrowed
car, had better think this over, it's
quotation from tbe'law of Oregon:
"No person, except an authorized
officer, marshal, constable or police
man shall, -without the consent of
the owner or person lawfully In
charge of a motor vehicle, climb
upon or into such motor vehicle,
whether the same be at rest or In
motion; or, while such motor ve
hicle Is at rest or unamended, at
tempt to manipulate any of the lev
era, the starting orank or other de
vice, brakes or mechanism, or to set
said vehicle In motion."
There are other sections of the
law that will interest the motorist
Here are the rules on equipment ot
(1) Equipment of. (a) Every mo
tor vehicle shall be provided with
adequate brakes sufficient to control
the vehicle at aR times, and a suit
able bell, horn, whistle or other sig
naling device, and (b) shall during
ths period from one hour after son
sot to one hour before sunrise, dis
play at least two white lamps oh tha
front and one red light .on the rear
of such vehicle. The white rays of
such rear lamp shall shine upon the
number plate carried on the rear of
suoh vehicle. The tight of the front
lamps shall toe visible at least 100
feet In the direction In which the ve
hicle is proceeding) provided, that
motor bicycles or motorcycle and all
vehicles other than motor cars shall
be required to display but one light
ed lamp, such lamp to be placed on
the front of the vehicle so that it
shall be visible at least 100 feet in
the direction In which the vehicle la
proceeding, and show red light to
the rear, (c) When the convenience
or safety of the use of any public
highway demands, the front lights
ot every motor vehicle shall be dim
med so as to prevent any glare
therefrom, or shall be so directed
that the " center rsys thereof shall
strike the ground at a distance not
to exceed 76 feet in front of euoh
vehicle: pvlded, that nothing in
this 'subdivision shall be construed
78 LOSE LIVES
SPARKS IGNITE CAR OP POWDER
WHICH EXPLODES, WRKCK
I NO TRAIN IN MINE
BURKIHG BODIES RECOVERED
Del cm a re A Hudson Company Pro
perty Turned Into Vale of Sor
row In a Twinkling
Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 5. Sixty
mine workers were killed snd 40 oth
ers Injured at Baltimore No. 2 tun
nel of the Delaware & Hudson com'
pany near here today. A oar of
black power attached to a strip ot
cars on whloh the men were riding
to chambers in the mine exploded.
The trolley wire broke, sparks ignit
ed the powder, and deaths resulted
from fire and suffocation.
. TO KEEP ORDER
4,000 TAKE PLEDGE TO STAMP
On BOLSHEVISM AND AN.
, ARCHY FROM LABOR
ALIEN ENEMIES IE BUSK
Loyal Troops Demand IteporUtios of
AU Foreigners and Threat to
Wreck Labor Temple
Winnipeg. June 6. Four thou
sand veterans at a meeting today
pledged themselves to maintain law
and order and stamp out bolshevlsm
and anarchy from the labor forces.
VI CII OS III CHURCH
After Firing Volley, Finlvb Bloody
Work With Sword and Bayonet.
Wilkesbarre, June 5. Later .re
ports of the mine disaster show that
there are 78 dead and 31 Injured,
Tha first bodies brought from the
tunnel were still burning when they
reached tha surface.
MAKE SEVEN KILE RUN
Winnipeg. Canada, June 5. Feel-
lag among ths returned soldiers who
are opposed to the general strike
here, and particularly to participa
tion ot alien enemies in strike dem
onstrations, is at fever heat.
Mayor Gray was Informed today
that several thousand soldiers In
tended bo march to tha trades and
labor council today, force an en
trance if necessary, and demand that
al) aliens be ousted from tha anions.
They threatened to wreck ths labor
temple if necessary.
James Duncan, a Seattle labor
leader, In a speech yesterday refer
red to the soldiers as "a bunch ot
Humors are current that tha strike
wuHl be -called off In view. of the vet
erans' Impending action. '
Tokio. June . Thirty-five Ko
reans war shot or killed with
swords or bayonets by Japanese sol
diers 1n a Christian church building
at Cheam-nl, 40 miles from Seoul in
connection with the Korean indepen
"The day before we arrived sol
diers cam to the Tillage and order
ed all tha male Christians to gather
at the church. When about SO were
in the church the soldiers opened
fire on them with rifles and then
entered the church and finished
them off with swords and bayonets.
After this they set fire to the church
and to houses which otherwise would
not bare been burned."
One Korean told tha correspon
dent be was alive because he was not
a Christian and was not in ths
CLAIM CERTAIN INTERESTS IN
NEW YORK HAVE COPIES UN
BURLESON GIVES UP WIRES
Terms Demanded by Hons to Bo
Made Easier Bat Not Lighter.
Boche May Join League Later '
Washington, June 6. Post- 4-
4 master General Burleson Issued 4
orders today returning the tele- 4
4 graph and telephone systems to 4
4 private ownership, effective im-
4 VILLA EXECUTES
4 8 Cf CHIHUAHUA 4
4 . 4
4 Bl Paso. Tex., June 5. Mex- 4
4 loan newspapers here declare 4
that Chihuahua City was taken 4
by Generals Villa, and Angeles 4
4 last Sunday. It is said that VII-
4 la executed eHSht men on tak- 4
4- ing possession of the cKt.
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San Francisco, Cal., June 5. Tro
hundred young women are expected
to start in the second annual Dtpses
over-country race to be held Sunday,
June 8, under the auspices of ths
8an Francisco Call and Post Tha
course is over seven miles ot diffi
cult roads, much of It being hilly.
For this reason ths entrants are
obliged to undergo a regular course
of training comparable .with that ot
men long-distance runners. For
sereral weeks the Dlpsea trail,
which Is located in Marin county
about ten miles from here, has been
dotted by young women in woolen
shirts and khaki breeches, familiar
ising themselves with the ups and
downs of the course.
The race last year was won by
Miss Edith Hickman in one hour,
eighteen minutes and forty-eight
seconds. One hundred and forty
eight young women finished ths
grind. The total number ot starters
mat year was 177.
Vancouver, B. C. June 5. Street
car men here have Joined the gen
eral strike and Vancouver today
walked to work.
4 SCFFRAGB FIGHT WON , 4
AFTER 40-YEAR EFFORT 4
' ' 4
Washington, June S. With 4
the suffrage fight in congress 4
won yesterday, after 40 years 4
of effort, advocates of the mean- 4
ure have turned their attention 4
to the state legislatures, three- 4
fourths of which must ratify 4
the measure. 4
WHOLE TOWN RED
Princeton, N. J.. June . The
Communists, or bolshevUI, painted
everything red In Budapest until the
paint supply was exhausted, accord
ing to an 'American officer who re
cently visited that Hungarian city.
DEPT. STORE CLERKS
EL GET VACAtlS
Los Angeles, Cal.. June 5. One of
the largest department stores in Los
Angeles announced recently that it
would giro all employes two days
off each week during July andAugust
by closing Friday night to . remain
closed until Monday mornings. Here
tofore it has closed at noon on Sat
urdays ot those two months. Fifteen
hundred employee will benefit by
the new ruling.
The management of the several
other large stores here were said to
'be considering similar action.
Washington, June S Today there
was a stormy senate debate oyer a
leak in diplomatic channels through'.,
which it has been charged that copies
of . the . unpublished peace , , treaty
have reached interests in New York.
Senator . Hitchcock, of , Nebraska,
calling op his resolution tor senate
investigation declared that . state
ments by Senators Lodge and Borah
regarding the treaty copies in New
York constituted a "monstrous
charge." involving a . scandalous, at
tack on ths president, and la a new
chapter in the attack on the treaty
itself. ... . a,.w.....
INFLUENZA KILLS 1
. 27,000 IN SWEDEN
Stockholm, June 5. Deaths from
Influensa 1n Sweden totalled 27,000
during 1918 according to official
figures Just published.
Sweden's population on ' January
1, totalled 5,813,850 an increase ot
only 13,000 or 2.25 per thousand,
the lowest recorded since 1892.
Paris. June 5. Austria's attitude
Is not officially known, but Vienna
advices report dissatisfaction. The,
people, however, eeem to he lethar
gic. , , ,
Modifications of the Gerfan treaty
seem approaching a .definite form. ; ,
It Is ot planned by the allies to
make- the terms lighter, but easier
of execution. .' .
(Lloyd George, President Wilson
and Premier Clemenceau seem In
clined to fix a definite sum of -125,-
000,000,000 as an Indemnity. Ger- .
many, Apparently, will not be allow
ed to enter the league ot nations im
The establishment of the 'Rhenish
province is not taken seriously here.
President Wilson may go to Brus
sels on a visit next iweek.
The reported capture of Petrograd
Is appaiently without foundation.
Unofficial Count of Josephine County Vote Cast in Special
Election, June 3, 1919
0 per rent County ImlebUxlnciw
Industrial and Reconstruction
302 Yes .
Irrigation and Drainage
305 No .v
Five Million Bonding
309 No 80
810 Yes 59
311 No ...J 20
316 Yes 47
317 No .-. , 25
KHiAUEA WORKING OVERTIME
Honolulu, T. H., June 5. Kfiouea
the great active volcano ' on the
Island of Hawaii, has for weeks past
been unusually active, the lava col
umn in the central fire pit having
risen above the level of the floor of
the main crater, sending streams of
molten lava in an directions. One
stream ran more than three miles In
four days, forming a new lake of
'fire against the northern wall of the
main crater. (All previous records
tor 'rise of the laval column, and
length and . duration of overflows.
have been broken. ' .
0.A.C.T0 PAY HONOR TO
52 STUDENT DEAD
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallls. June 4. Paul Lorenz, ot
Grants Pass, who died In the service
of bis country iwill be honored to
gether with 51 other college faculty,
students and alumni who made the
supreme sacrifice, at a .Gold Star
memorial service at the college Mon
day morning. Mothers , and other
close relatives ot men in whose hon
or the ceremony will be held are ex
pected to occupy seats on the plat
form. .., - -.. ' .',
. Alumni and friends of the institu
tion from an parts of the state are
being urged to attend. Dr. Edwin S.
Pence, of Portland, will deliver the
memorial address, and Pres. W. J.
Kerr will preside.