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i2!liL! , ORAMTg PASS, JOSEPHINE OOCSTT, OREGON, MTUtMV, JINK g,, m,, WHOLE NUMBER 2H0B.
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IJVKHTtKK I VfKHKHTH NORTH
Portland uoxath 75,mm
tiia4t for itupohk
Nurtliwt Matin Mill Have Tlirre
tirwil Livestock Show 5,MM
In Premiums at I'urtUud
O. M. I'luuimur, manager of -the
I'aclflu International Livestock Ex
position, was lu the t-Hy yeslurduy la
tho interest of that undertaking.
The building for this exposition,
to be erected at North I'ortlaad, is
to 1 (ho largost of Its kind In the
United States. To get some Idea of
Ita magnitude, it will cover seven
and one-half acrea of the IG-acre
tract donated for the purpose, niak
In k half the Kround apace available
for auto parking. It Is to cost 1250,
000, Portland to match dollar for
dollar the amount rained in the state
outalde that city.
The beef, dairy, sheep, and hog
industry will "be represented in the
plana. The building will havo a ca
pacity of 800 cattle of tho beef
breeds, 1.000 dairy cattle. 400
horses. 4,000 shew and 4,000 hogs.
In dimensions the building will be
354 feet wlda end 928 feet long. The
stadium will seat 8,000 people, with
a ring for a night horse show. Work
of erecting (he exposition- building
Is well under way.
Each county In the Mate has been
asked to raise certain quota. Jo-
aopblno'a quota was placed at $1,000
but already about f 1,200 have 'bran
Pledged. A few other counties have
raised their quotus, while Portland
says 'Mr. Hummer, haa raised thus
far about $100,000.
"The state In general," said Mr.
Plummor last night, "Is taking great
Aiterest In the exposition, while live
stock growers are enthusiastic over
the projeot. Tho livestock Interests
at North Portland donated tho 15
nee tract for the building, the piece
of ground being valued at $75,000.
"The first exposition willl be
triple show fat stock, dairy cattle
and dairy 'products. The first live
stock show ttv the 'Northwest, The
Western iTtoyaJ, will Ibe bold t Spo
kane from November 3 to 7; the
Northwest livestock show will be
hold at llewlston, Idaho, from No
vember 9 to 14, and the 'Portland
exposition from November 17 to 22,
therefore breeders will bo able to
exhibit at all three shows.
"The total premium list for the
pacific International livestock show
at Portland 'will Amount to about
$65,000. The state of Washington
will also ibe represented at the show,
having appropriated $10,000 tor
premiums for 'livestock from their
As manager of the exposition, Mr.
Plunimer is working diligently to
have everything In readiness for the
first exhibition next November.
UNCLE SAM CHANGES
POLICY WITH MEXICO
Washington, June 21. iReoent de
velopments In Mexico have caused
radical change in the United States
government's attitude. It Is author
itatively stated today that "watch
ful waiting" lhas ibeen discarded for
""Iwatchful preparedness." 1
The war department is prepared
to throw a,' .punitive expedition of
adequate strength across the border
, the moment General Villa starts re
prisals, (ihould he decide to do so.
or any other crisis appears.
Such United States troops would
occupy territory necessary for safety
and create a' neutral gone south of
the (Mexican line.
ROOM FOR 10,000 ANIMALS
BIG DEALERS PLAY
MliM'k Cards Agalimt Growers and
tlenn I'p y 70,000,1X10 on Wool
1ip Government "Skinned"
Washington, June 21. Wool
growers and ibe government have
boon defrauded of millions of dol
lars through methods employed In
handling the 1918 wool clip, accord
ing to charges made here by MUo
D. Campbell, Coldwater, Mich., a
member of the national agricultural
Specific allegations ahowlnir haw
the cards were stacked against the
farmers iby the trig wool dealers are
made In a loter from Mr. Campbell
addressed to the socretary of tho na
tional Iboard of farm organizations.
an organization embrael tiff ftVAP Iwa
million farmor, urith .leadqiiarteiv
The charges In brief are (hat tho
Kovernmont needed the entire want
cup, wniih amounted to about 700,
000,000 pounds: that the war tnrfu.
tries board had much business on
nand and accordingly created a Ha,
partmcnt of the board, known th.
wool division, Inviting In all the big
wool dealers to advise the war Indus
tries hoard how to do the lob: that
the wool buyers and big dealers
were made government aranta ami
helped fix prices which the govern
ment would pay; that the wool waa
bought from the farmers "in the
grease" at prices rsnslnir from an.
proximately 65 to 67 cents a nound
and sold to the government as
'Scoured wool" at nrices rantlm
from $1.30 to $1.86 a pound; that
not single (pound of wool said in
that way was actually scoured by the
ouyerw or dealers, and that this nia'n
was put Into effect in order to create
a smoke barrage" under cover of
whloli the buyers and dealers could
msae ineir nuge .profits.
"If the public wants to know how
much it ihat been mulcted by this
gang." says Mr. Campbell, "Just
multiply 700,000,000 pounds or wool
by tho number of cents a pound
that have been filched from the
price that belongs to the farmers.
Ten cents a pound would mean 170,-
STRIKE MAY SPREAD
San Franoiaco. Jn si niriii.id
of the International Brotherhood of
Mcctrn-ai Workers are framing an
ultimatum to nreannt in ih lv,i
Coast Telephone and Telegraph com
pany luerore the close of tho week.
This ,wlll state that unless the de
mands of the strikers are met imme
diately the locals of Oreiron anri
Washington will foe called out on
strike early next week, tho strike
At one of the local nihm
boards more than a dozen onemtara
were secured "by the comnanv and
put to work.
Semi-monthly (pay chocks are hn.
Ing mailed to the girls so they will
not congregate tomorrow, which is
tho regular ipay day.
SENATE COMMITTER FAVORS
ARMY OK 400,000 FOR V. S.
Washington, Juno 21 Deolslon of
the senate military sub-committee to
provide for an army of 400.000 for
the next fiscal year was upheld by
the full committee today in consider
ing tab. army appropriation bill,
4- ROYAL 1-OLICE NAB
MORE STRIKE LEADERS
4- . .
4- Wllnnloflff. Cinnnrin' .Tuna 41
Six more strike leaders, all
classed as alien agitators, were
f taken in custody iby the Royal 4
Northwest Mounted Police, on
tho charge of seditious consDi-
TO OREGON NEXT WEEK
THEIR HAND UNTIL LAST
Plead and Parley For More
Will Have to Surrender Former Kaiser Bill -New .
Italian Cabinet-Soviets on Run in Russia
Paris. June 21.-
AV'hlle the trend
German sentiment is doclared to
be strongly In favor of signing the
treaty, it la becoming apparent that
the Germans do not intend to make
their attitude officially known with
out an effort to'obtaln modifications
in the terms. They want to know
definitely what they are signing and
have asked the neace ronrerna if th
terms of covering note may toe con-'
siaerea as part of the document It-'
The Germans also asked If th al
lies would Immediately admit Ger
msny to tho league and limit Ger
many's indemnity to a hundred bil
lion gold marks and strike out the
requirement for the surrender of the
former German emperor.
Tho cabinet situation is still mlx-
lAdvlces seem to Indicate tha
President Ebert will retain office at
least ror toe present. Krzberger
seems assured of a; place In the gov
The appraiser for the federal land
bank has Just finished maklna- ex
aminations for the Williams and Jo
sephine national farm loan associa
tions. Farmers In these- sections
had $80,000 worth of applications
filed with Sam H. Baker, secretary-
treasurer. They only tiave to pay
4i per cent Interest on these loans.
The federal farm loan is the most
helpful financial legislation con arena
has over -passed for the beneNt of
the farmer. Tho farmers oay 1 per
cent per year on tho principal, or a
total of $65 per $1,000 for iboth In-
terest and principal payment and at
tho end of $34 tt years their loan Is
all paid off. If they do not want H
to run that long they can pay it all
off at tho end of five years and only
pay 5H per cent for what time it
Any farmer can take a small cart
of his loan and buy good stock or
claar off little more land and the
Increased returns from his fam will
pay off the whole loan.
BOO FRKXCH GlttLS It RIDES
iParia, June 21. (According to Le
Journal more than 6,000 American
soldiers havo married French girls.
TO REPEAL BEER LAW
Washington, June 21. The pro
posed amendment to the pending
prohibition enforcement (bill, giving
President Wilson authority to repeal
the war-time prohibition act Insofar
as It relates to (wines and beer, was
aereated today toy the house Judi
ciary committee by a vote of 12 to 6.
Salem, Ore., Juno 21. Superin
tendent J. N. Smith, of tho state In
stitution for the feeble minded, has
dismissed Airs. Ora iHood, matron,
and J. A. (Anderson, gardner, for al
leged interference In the case of a
girl Inmate who was recently sent
to another Institution in Portland.
180,000 FARM LOANS
IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY
Concessions-Ask if They
ernment and Is likely to be placed
at the head of the peace delegation.
Gustav Noske, Dr. Eduard David
and Herr Mueller are mentioned for
Francisco N'lttl has been asked to
form a; new Italian cabinet. Ho re
signed last. January after differences
with Premier Orlando, and Is sup
posed to favor the compromise with
the Jugo-Slavs on the Adriatic ques
tion. Ekaterindor, Southern Russia,
June 21. Forces of General Den
lkene, anti-bolshevist leader, are ad
vancing rapidly toward tho Volaz,
pursuing the demoralized soviet
troops, and capturing rolling stock
and large quantities of supplies.
Cobleni, June 21 A state of siege-
has been declared in the Munster dis
trict, northeast of Cologne, dno to
VOTERS WILL DECIDE
ON GYM NEXT MONDAY
,On next Monday, June. 23, 1919,
at the Junior High school building
In Grants Pas will Ibe held a special
election of school District No 7, to
determine whether the said district
shall contract a bonded indebtedness
in the sum of $10,000 for the pur
pose of providing funds with which
to construct and furnish a gymna
sium and armory for the uses and
purposes or the schools of tho dis
trict. The polls will Ibe open at 2
o'clock j). m. and remain open untH
7 o'clock p. tn.
iA special business meeting of
qualified voters at said election wiH
be held at tho said polling place at
1:30 o'clock p. m. Just prior to the
FAVOR FAIR GROUNDS
The Josephine county livestock as
sociation met at County Agent
Thompson's office at the courthouse
Friday afternoon. They discussed
and endorsed the law prohibiting
bulls,' other than thoroughbreds.
from running at large on the range.
and passed a resolution favoring the
securing of county fair grounds,
which iwould lead ud to the organiza
tion of a Southern Oregon district
The association has ordered a
copy of the Oregon "brand book."
showing all registered cattle brands
in the state. Th supreme court of
the state has ruled against the use
of unrecorded grands to claim own
ership of animals, and holds that all
brands, to be of force, must be reg
About 20 atockmen were present
at the meeting.
OF ALL UNDESIRABLES
New York, June 21. It was learn
ed here today that the government
is considering wholesale deportations
of bolshevlst anarchists and other
radicals. . Tha iplan calls for using
returning troop ships for taking
alien agitators back to their native
Strikes and tires Favorite Weapons
of Discontented Social Revolu
, tion Paralyzes Industry
Lisbon. June 21. Portugal, espe
cially LIbon, is In the throes of an
incipient -"social revolution." Since
the first of May, when the working
classes made a strong and peaceful
demonstration of their force bv an
immense procession through the
streets in front of the ministries,
various threatening events have oc
Unsatisfied with the eight-hour
day granted by the government,
workers "downed tools" and two big
fires have destroyed two of the finest
old edifices in Lisbon.
Many arrests were made of ner-
sons suspected of being the authors
of this act of sabotage. The incen
diaries havo not yet been discovered.
and the government is continuing its
investigations and making many ar
rests. The damage is enormous: a
great number of money orders were
On the following day. the nriaon-
ers of the ancient and historical
Llmceiro prison revolted. , They
smashed furniture and doors with
parts of their iron bedstands and af
ter setting the prison afire with
their mattresses they rushed out
shouting "vivas" for the social rev
olution. The old building, which
ha4 been a royal palace, built in tho
13th century, was soon in flames
and part of it was burned. Some of
its 730 Inmates escaped, but troops
were Immediately detailed to cor
don the neighboring streets and bun-
areas were caught and removed to
the Monsanto fort and other nriann.
" Bolshevik propaganda has been
wioeiy spread m the working classes
ana some or the arrested men turned
out to be Russian bolsbevlkl.
The strikes have paralyzed bus
iness. No electric crews have been
running since May 1 and all the mu
nicipal workmen are on strike, so
tha street cleaning, burying the
dead, and all other mnntninai -i.
is being done by soldiers and vol
TO ACT LIKE DEVILS
London. June 21.--rtan inton
ed German warships at Scapa flow
were sunk and abandnneii .h hi.
crews, the admiralty announced. The
Gorman crews (have been arrMti
Tho ships wore sunk by opening tho
seacocKa. a ney bad not been manned
since interment. .
BUT ALL ARE SAVED
New 'Bedford, (Mass., Juno 21.
The steamer Nottand, bound for New
York from Boston, with several bun
dred passengers aboard, ran aground
on West Island, 10 miles from Buz
zard's Bay. All passengers were
SIXX FKIX PRKSIDEXT
LANDS IX THE V. S.
New York, June 21. It is an
nounced- here that Professor Edward
De ValenC, (president of the Irish
Sinn Fein republic, has landed In
America and will be In 'New York
4- (JOMPKRS RE-ELECTED
Atlantic City, N. J., Juno 21.
f Samuel Compers was re-
f elected president of the Ameri-
4- can Federation of Labor today.
Ho said his selection was Amer- 4
' lean labor's answer to its tra-
4- ducers and opponents.
JAPS ARE HUNS
OF THE EAST
XEXT WAR OS PAOTIC COAST
AXD NOT ATLANTIC" DE
Such AcMon Would Hurt little
Brown Men, But They Train Wltb.
Carranza and Are a Menace
Washington, June 21. Cancella
tion of the so-called gentlemen's
agreement with Japan and prohibi
tion or all immigration from that
country, was urged before the house
immigration committee by Senator
Pbelan, democrat, of California, who
declared that Japanese rapidly were v
making a silent conquest of tha
western hemisphere. America's next
war, he said, would be "on the Pa
cific and not on tha Atlantic."
"The Huns oF the east bare come,"
Senator Pbelan declared.' "Already
they have spread over California' and .
are stripping the state of Its Ameri
canism. They havo invaded South
America and havo obtained a firm
foothold in Mexico, where they are
protected and are a part ot the Car
ranza machine. Some day the Mex- -lean
and Japanese problem will come
to smite oia with united force."
"The Japanese are not to be com
promised with," he asserted. "They
must be eliminated entirely Hke"- -swarm
or locusts, which they alone
equal in economic destructiveness.'
Not 1 per cent should 'be allowed to1
come; not H per cent, not even K
per cent- Legislation should bo en
acted to bar them entirely. This
might burt Japan's feelings, but
America comes .first.
'The sore spot or the world is in
the orient. It is the place which we ;
must Watch, zealously and unceas
tngly." Senator Phelan urged also legisla
tion to prohibit the Japanese from
owning or leasing land in this coun
try, and to make "picture bride"
marriages Illegal. The greatest dan
ger from the Japanese, the senator '
said, was caused by their "innate
and deep-rooted desire to become
"The Japanese refuse to work tor ..
anyone else when It can be avoided,"
he declared. "When, they acquire a
piece ot land they work 18 to 20
hours a day. For that reason Ameri
cans are being driven out ot the
Landowners ot California are apa- .
thetio. Senator Phelan said, because
they are able to obtain from the
Japanese far more for their land
than they could make by leasing or
selling it to the Americans or by
working it themselves.
'The American 'laborers are not so
fortunate, however," he oatd. "They
a.-e deprived ot their means of liveli
hood. Can you wonder many havo
joined the ranks ot the bolshevikl.
the I. W.'W. and the radicals?"
Labor unions ot the west coast are
beginning to realize "the seriousness
f the question," the senator added,
"and to make determined efforts to
have all Japanese excluded."
Senator 'Phelan said he had .aided
in obtaining the state department's
( approval to tho proposed sale by
Mexico of 800,000 acres of land near
the American border to a Japanese
corporation tor colonization pur-
"But who knows when other and
ti'tre successful attempts will he
made" be said. "Wo must be on
our puard continuously." '. ',
RAID RED QUARTERS
IS NEW YORK COT
Now York, Juno i21. New York
state troops and agents of the legis
lative committee investigating 'bol
shevlst .propaganda raided the head
quarters of three radical organiza
tions and seized books and papers.
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