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VOL. It., No. 101).
BIG SHAKE OP
GOVERNOR OliOOTT NOT 8ATIH.
, HMD WITH COMMIKHIOVH
BECKWiTH m TO RESIGN
Wllfnl Allen's Tm Ktlnw; rVr
guon, Dwnocrat, nod Kirk, IUv
publican, New Meml
, Salem, Orii., Juno 23. Governor
Oloolt Mild today tlinl ibe Impending
re-organlisllon of the Industrial Ac
cident oommlMtnn, which he an
nounced Sunday, Included the ap
pointment of J. W. Ferguson, dem
ocrat, and Will T. Kirk, republican,
and the retirement of Harry Beck
with and Wltford Alien.
Thl will in no manner Interfere
with tho Investigation of the com
mission previously ordered at the ro
quoat of the Portland tabor council.
The governor has asked Mr. Deck
with for ihla resignation, tut Wltford
Allen's term had already expired.
The governor said he was dissatisfied
with the work of the commission i
at present constituted.
Although not known to be fact.
It wa rumored today In Grant a Puna
that Mr. Allen will wind tip his af
faire at Mem and return to thla
city to reside. v " 1
Under the provision of the work
tf men's 'compensation law no more
than two membere of the commls
slon can be of tn same ipolltloal
affiliation. Consequently Mr. Fer
guson, who la a democrat, la named
to succeed 'Mr. .Beckwtth, alio
democrat. Mr. Kirk Is a,' republl.
can, as 4s the third member of the
Commission. WIlHaui jA. 'Marshall of
Portland. "Ar. Marshall has been a
member of the body since Its Incep
tion and will fee retained, j
Under the new alignment and as
provided for In the act, Mr. Marshall
win represent the Interests of em
ployes, Mr. Ferguson, the Interests
ot the employers and Mr. Kirk those
of cltlxcns ot the state at large.
"I bare watched the situation In
the accident commission closely since
I have been in the executive office
and was rather familiar with ft pri
or to that time," said Oovcrnor 01
eott In making announcement ot the
changes In the 'personnel of the
commission. "I am thoroughly con
vinced that the make-up ot the
"board was not conducive to the 'best
operation of the workmen's compen
sation law. The functions ot the act
Cre among the most imiiorUnt that
any of the state board or commis
sions are called upon to administer.
"Without wholesale cooiteratlon
on the iart of commissioners effi
cient handling of affairs and con
siderate attention to those Interest
ed In the operation of the act the
greatest good from the compensation
A act cannot bo obtained.
"I have 'had a long acquaintance
with' iboth Mr. ' Ferguson and - Mr.
Kirk and know personally that their
qualifications are audi a to assure
harmonious and efficient handling
bt the commission'! affairi. These
appointments are unsolicited In both
.cases. They are entirely upon my
own initiative and bused upon my
personal knowledge ot their fitness.
I ant thoroughly convinced that the
changes I am making are tor the
pUbllO gOOd." , , 1,1,
Mr. Allen, one of , the retiring
commissioners,' was appointed ' tb
succeed Lieutenant-Colonel Carle
Abraras, who Ib now 1n France. The
term of 'Mr, Abrams wovtld have ex
pired in January this year had he
remained with the commission. It
has been the announced policy ot
Governor Olcott to allow former
state employes returning from mill
tary service to resume their old po
sitions it they care to do so. v
TURKS GIVE YANKS
A WARM WELCOME
Want V, H. to Awiiimo Mandate f"r
t'oiutantlnoplei Keep Htelr Eye
on Illg Pour at PnrU
Pari, June 2J. The report that
the I'ultod States bas been urged to
assume the mandate for Constantin
ople mels with general approval
there, writes au agent of the Red
Cross la the Turkish, cspltul. It Is
welcomed a the Ideal remvdy for
an Impossible slluuUon, he adds.
"Wherever an American wanders
In Constantinople Turks, Weeks und
Armenians imprime It upon the vis
itor that America will be welcome
with opou arms, that America will
be trusted. As the Turkish foreign
office, the -Sublime Porte, there is
uiu satisfaction at the Toport thai
America will come In and clean up,"
the lied Cross wan continues.
"The Turk bus beeu quick to ap
preciate what America bas done lor
his country since the armistice.
Everywhere one goes be sees Amer
ican flags stuck Into the bags of
rive, ot Hour and over stacks of can
ned goods which ibe street mer
chants have for sale. The Ameri
can uniform Is not a familiar sight
in the streets or shops but wherever
an American army officer, Hed Cross
officer or member of the Near East
coramlHslon Is recognized Turks go
out of their way to express ' their
gratitude tor America's prompt des
patch of food shops to Constantin
ople, iwhlcb just before the armistice
was In a 1ad way for food.
"At present four high commis
sioners, British, French, Italian and
Greek are working Independently in
Constantinople and the two com-manders-ln-chlet,
British and French
are doing their ibest to cooperate but
with what success no one can say.
"The -present divided control In
Constantinople and the rumors con
stantly reaching the Turkish capital
of dissensions among ihe allies In
Parts are liable to encourage the
Turks to "believe that by playing one
nation off against the other they can
conduct themselves as they see tit.
Parts of northern Asia Minor do
not know of the armistice and the
Turks still are terrorizing the Creeks
. "Turks are surprisingly familiar
with the way the American iprotec
torate over Cuba has worked out and
prominent Qfussulmen believe that
what has been done In the Philip
pines by America can be duplicated
PRICE OF GOLD HILL
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallls, June 23. dllgh cost or labor,
tools and supplies baa made It ne
cessary for the state lime board to
Increase the price ot lime f. o. b. at
Gold 'Hill from $1.75 to $2.50 a ton
In carload lota of not less than 30
tons. This is the reporTot Dr. A.
B. Cordley, chairman, who has re
turned from a meeting ot the board
at (Gold 71111. . Doctor Cbrdley's re
port, Indicates that conditions at the
quarry are the imost favorable since
the plant was opened. A good deal
ot rock 'has 'been quarried and from
eight to ten thousand tons have teen
uncovered which can be quarried as
TORNADO KILLS 47 ; .
AND INJURES 160
i Evansvllle, June . 23. Forty
seven known dead and 160 Injured
are iln the hospitals, and property
valued at $6,000,000 was destroyed
as the results of a tornado whlob
swept through 'Fergus ,, Falls , late
yesterday. , .
grants pass. Josephine oocntt
GERMANS WILL ACCEPT
"PEACE OF VIOLENCE"
Big Event Will Take Place Not Later Than Wednesday.
Italians Will Also Sign Up Boche Request For More
Time Brings Flat Refusal By Big Four
Perls, June 23. The German gov
ernment at Weimar has formally
communicated Its. willingness to
sign the peace terms unconditional
ly, It was announoed by the French
foreign office this afternoon.
Paris, June 23. The day and
hour for the Germans to sign the
peace terms 1s us yet uncertain. The
event may take place Tuesday, but
more likely on Wednesday.
The Italian delegates here bave
been authorized to sign the treaty on
'behalf of Italy. This removed one
possible clause of delay In signing.
The German note of acceptance
maintains thst the peace conditions
are a "peace of violence."
Weimar, Germany, June 23. The
Associated Press officially announc
ed today that Germany will sign the
peace treaty. The despatch was
from Weimar, filed at 4:08 Sunday
afternoon. Apparently it referred
George Wooldrldge, ot Grants
Paas. 'who Is acting as chief packer
for I'. 8. Government Surveyor Price
in camp on Peavlne ridge, while
bunting tils jack animals In com
pany with "Pete" Ainsworth last
Wednesday forenoon, came npon the
track, of a cougar Just west of camp.
His famous "varmint" dogs, "Lead"
and "Spot'' were with him and gave
chase and soon had ' Mr. Cougar
treed where they held him until the
men arrived on the scene of action.
Although their sole armament con
slated of a 38 six shooter in the
hands of (Mr. Wooldrldge send a fist
full ot rocks which "iPete" had ac
cummulated in tbe meantime, tbey
proceeded to open the battle. Mr.
Wooldrldge emptied his revolver,
every shot taking effect, although
none of the ibullets found a vital
spot before tbe beseVged animal con
cluded to carry the war into 'Africa
by descending from the tree and en
gaging his assailants at close quar
ters, which lie did only to be con
fronted by an empty revolver and
the now Infuriated dogs not to
mention "Pete" and his geological
specimens. And now ensued a battle
royal between the dogs and Mr. Cou
ps,?, tbe former receiving such as
sistance as "Pete" was able to afford
with his rocks as occasion served;
the war raged with varying results
until Mr. Wooldrldge (had time to
reload hie revolver when .he admin
istered a well directed shot which
ended the affray. "Lead," the chief
.trailer, came out iwtth a badly la
cerated Jaw with which the cougar's
teeth hod connected, while "Spot"
escaped with a severe buffet on the
side of bis bead from the enraged
The animal, which was a young
male, measured nine feet from tip to
tip, the pelt being In prime condi
tion. "Lead" with careful nursing
Is expected to 'be ready for the trail
In a week or two, but "Pete" insists
that he ha had his satisfy" of en
gaging cougars at close quarters
with anything of a smaller calibre
than a French 75. " , ,.
IUYLIOHT SAVING LAW 1
APPEARS TO BB DOOMED
f Washington, June 23.The house
and senate conferees approved the
rider to the agricultural appropria
tion bill to repeal the'darllKht sav
ing law October 26, next.. Its adop
tion Is regarded an certain.
to the German decision to sign with
reservations of which the Germans
gave notice to the allies, and which
the allies rejected.
Paris, June 23. Germany today
requested an additional 46 hours
within which to make known her
decision relative to limine the
peace treaty wlthont reservations
which were refused by the allies.
The council ot three flatly refused
tbe request, which pleaded that the
change In government and disturbed
conditions made It difficult to com
plete the arrangements.
Weimar, June 23. The German
warships which were not surrender
ed to the allies and which have
been anchored off Kiel, Wllhelmsha
ven and other points, have been
sunk by the German sailors manning
tnem. 'According to reports. 12
ships and number ot destroyers
were still In German hands.
WHEN PLANES COLLIDE
Santa Monica, Cal., June 23. Is
an airplane collision In midair an
"act ot God" and if not,, can dam
ages be collected for a bean crop
which was damaged when the two
planes fell? These are tbe ques
tions that are puzxling attorneys for
the 6anta Monica; Mountain Park
company, owners of a 10-acre tract,
planted in beans, which was virtual
ly destroyed recently as the direct
result of an airplane collision.
Two aviators went -up over Santa
Monica canyon, near here, to per
form thrilling feats for a moving
picture. A pasenger In one plane
was scheduled to leap to the other,
while both were- In full flight. A
third airplane circled a short dis
tance away, bearing aamera and a
camera-man to take pictures of the
'stunt." When the machines drew
close to each other, they collided
and plunged to earth. When they
hit the ground, they tore up a large
plat that ihad been planted to beans.
Several thousand people who had
been watching the flight rushed to
wnere the airmen fell and, it is al-
iseu, uoninoutea runner to the
bean crop's destruction by tramollne
down the vines.
Now the company owning the
beans wants financial redress and
they are contemplating the feasibil
ity ot tajcing action against the avia
tors, who, they claim, the e&u of
MATHKK FIELD AVIATOR .
FLYUfo OVER NORTHWE8T
Walla Wallai Wash., June 23.-
Lieutenant Fetters, of the Mather
Field flying force, left here today
tor Spokane in an airplane in which
he came from Sacramento, via Port
land,. Seattle and Taklma. 1
AMERICAN STEAMER KCNK
'London, June 23. The American
steamer Farnam was sunk by a mine
a dispatch from Gothenburg reports.
Washington, June 23. William
B. Gonzales, ot Charleston, now min
ister of Cuba, was nominated today
as ambassador to (Pern. : Boat W.
Long, of New 'Mexico, was nominat
ed minister to Cuba, and Benton C
McMlUtan, of Tennessee, was nom
inated minister to Guatemala.
liritish Troops Will Not Permit Re
lief Workers to Enter Caucasus
Where Knrds Are Killing
Derindje, Asia Minor, June 23.
American . girls, who came direct
from New Tork two months ago, to
carry food and medical relief to tie
Interior of Asia Minor, Armenia and
the Caucasus, are held np under
guard In this 4 mall town which is
a short distance from Constantin
ople. The girls are not permitted to
stray outside a! barbed wire enclo
sure unless accompanied by British
Conditions In Asia Minor, Arme
nia, Persia and Northern (Mesopota
mia are In a chaotic condition. Arm
ed bands ot Turks are atlll at Urge.
The Turks in the interior are not
complying with the terms of tbe ar
mistice and still retain their rifles
Recently members of the Balkan
commission of the American Red
Gross visited Derindje in time to
witness the return from ' Aleppo of
a party of Near East relief commis
sion girls. The party reached Alep
po on a train guarded by English
soldiers but the army authorities at
that point refused to guarantee the
safety of the girls In the interior.
declaring that it would be murder
to allow the girls to proceed at that
At tea one afternoon British off!
cers expressed amazement that Am
erican girls intended to go into the
"We have just returned from the
toterior," said one officer quietly.
"Fortunately four ot us escaped but
the rest of our train," some twenty
odd men, were killed by the Kurds.
The interior of the Caucasus region
Is not the oaf est place Just yet for
either American or English .'sis
OLE . HANSON SAYS QVITS
Seattle, June 23. Mayor Ole Han
son has announced' that he would
not be a candidate tor re-election at
the next municipal election.
5000 MORE STRIKE
Victoria, B. C, June 23. Union
metal workers, said by their leaders
to number 6,000, struck here today
in sympathy with the Winnipeg
PUT LEAGUE TO A VOTE
Washington, June 23. Senator
Knox announced today that after the
appropriation bills had been passed
be would attempt to obtain a vote on
the resolution expressing unwilling
ness to accept the league ot nations
covenant as, iln inseparable part of
the peace treaty.
LANDPLASTER HELPS CLOVER
Corvallts, June 23. (Land plaster,
75 pounds per acre, greatly increas
ed the vigor and stand of clover in
a series ot cultural trials on the ag
ricultural college station farms here.
This advantage from use of land
plaster held good either with or
without nune crops. v
A; F. OF L.
iMlantle City, N. j. June 23. En
dorsement of the commercial tele
graphers' strike was matte today by
anunanlmous vote ot the American
Federation of JLabor.
. .The convention also went on e
cord as favoring the 44-bour week
for labor generally.
WHOLE NUMBER 2700.
CONGRESS TURNS FROM DEBATE
ON LEAGUE TO PASS BILLS
FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR -
Mffl tllld : FOB
Hold Night Sessions to Dispose of
Appropriationj Expect Wl'soa
to Act in Favor of Wets
Washington, June 22. With only
desultory debate on the peace treaty
and its league of nations covenant
expected as the result of the deci
sion of republican leaders sot to call '
up the Knox resolution, congress
started on a week ot important legis
lative action. ' "
iHhlef interest eontnra in thu sen
ate regarding the passing k appro
priation bills needed to continue
government operations after the end
of the present fiscal year on June 30.
The 8888,000,000 army appropria
tion bill came up 'In the senate to
day and will be followed by the nav
al appropriation, bill.
The sundry civil appropriation
measure will be transmitted to the
senate and will probably come up ,
for action Immediately after the
military measures. Senate leaders
believe that with night sessions all
appropriation measures cab be pas
sed by June 30, but with President
Wilson not expected to return be
fore the first week of July hiatus of
a tew days in federal funds is deem
ed certain to result, as it is planned
to hold the bills until he arrives at
the White House.
The taick of funds, democratic
leaders ddclare, -will be technical,
not actually embaraaslng to govern
Final enactment this week of the
bills to repeal the daylight saving
law and to end government control
of telegraph, telephone and other .
wires is considered assured. The
house this week is scheduled to de
vote itself largely to disposing ot
conference reports on the appropria
tion bills and prohibition enforce
ment legislation. , Passage of the
prohibition measure by the house
thla week la anticipated, but with
appropriation trills having the right
of way in the senate, leaders doubt
whether the prohibition bill can be-
enacted by , July 1, when wartime
prohibition is made effective. . ,
The wets appeared confident that
President Wilson would rescind the
wine and beer sections of the war-;
time prohibition law before the end
of the week. Representative Dyer
of 'Missouri, who - cabled President
Wilson some weeks ago. urging that
the bafe be Hfted, asserted there is.
no doubt that the president will
prevent the wartime prohibition act
going Into effect on July 1. . .
GIVEN SAILING ORDERS
Brest, France, June 23. The
steamer -George Washington, on
which President Wilson will return
home, was ordered to sail Thursday.
KING ALBERT ACCEPTS
Brussels, June 23. King Albert
and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium
have accepted an invitation from
(President Wilson to visit the United
States; ' probably In September.
FORECAST FOR THE PERIOD ,
; ; ' , OF JUNE SKI TO JUNE 2H
Washington. June 21. Pactfio
Coast States: 'Fair with nearly nor
BRITISH SINK ONE
Helslngtors. June 83. Britten
warships Wednesday evening torpe
doed the bolshevik! cruiser Slav,
which sank Immediately.
TO IN OV