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VOU IX., No. 1113.
ONE M.UH FROM AMERICAN',
riUCNdl AM IIIUTIHII NAVIES
T KKKP ITALIA XH QUKT
PRESIDENT COACHING POLK
League toalent Kxprctrd to Irfut for
Weeks) Polk Urge Resumption
f Trade With Hub
Paris, July 11. Thre allied war
hips, one each from the (American.
BrltUh ud French navies, have
been" ordered to proceed to Flume
where there bare been disorders re
cently between Italian troops and the
element! In form of occupation. The
Huatlon today is said to be quiet.
, Washington, July 11. President
Wilson today made an unexpected
call on Acting Secretary of State
Polk, it la understood tbat be wlsh
d to consider the Mexican situation
mod acquaint 'Mr. Polk, who Is going
to succeed Secretary lnslng on the
peace delegation, with the situation
' Washington, July It. 'Advocates
and opponents of the league of na
tions In congress are prepaying for
the ratification. The contest Is ex
pected to Isat several weeks. The
foreign relations committee meets
next Monday to consider the treaty.
1 Washington. July 11. Trade be
tween the United Statea and Ger
many will 'be resumed Immediately,
Acting Secretary Potk announced to
day. Blanket license Will 1e Issued,
but dyes, chemicals snd potash will
be excepted. Control over these will
be exercised by the reparation com
mission under the peace treaty.
R-.14 .NEAR AZORES
, London. July 11 The R-34 cover
ed .1300 mites In the first 24 hours
of fllRht, according to advices re
ceived here, and was near the A sores
arty today. ?
LONDONERS SPRING A
."Umdon, July Il.--The "Peace
Hat" is a new kind - of headgear
about to 'be offered to London men.
Mystery veils Its shape and material
and natters thus fair have managed
to keep the secret strictly guarded,
1)111 they have hinted enough about
revolution in men's liead covering to
stir up a lot of curiosity.
"Wen are tired f the' Sid time
honored bowlers (derbies), v toppers,
straws and Womhurge," said one ha
berdasher, "and they want aotneth
(ng new. The need is urgent for a
new hat the Peaca Hat "
A flUndon milliner said she favor
ed an Innovation.
"It's quite time.' said sbeMen's
bats at present are undoubtedly the
dullest things in life."
tAshland, July 11. The first fa
tality in connection with an auto
wreck on the city high drive around
'Roper's Bunion, occurred Wednes
day evening about 8 o'clock. Joe
Hendricks was Instantly killed. The
other occupant of the car waa C. R.
ID. Jones, who was driving. The car
, ran off tbe roadway, turning over
aeveral times. The scene of the
wreck la on tbe drive dust opposite
from the fountain in Uthla' park, .
WAR COST U. S.
Hrcrwtary (Ihn Mjtkra HtjUcmml
and Hays further Iimuanre of
Roads Not Nermwaiy
Washington, July 10. The war
cost to the United States was $80,
177.000.000 up to Juoe 30. IBIS.
Secretary Glass made this estimate
In submitting to the congressional
appropriations committee the state-
menu of the treasury on the condi
tion of the nation's finances.. He ar
rived at the estimate by subtracting
the average peace-time expenses for
the same lentfth of time, el the rate
of $1,000,000,000 annually, from
the total expenditures. $32,427,000,
000 during the war.
Taxes and other revenues than
borrowed money took care of $,
384.000,000, or about t per cent of
the war cost. The remainder came
from Liberty bonds and Victory note
Issues and savings stamps.
Further Issues of bonds. Mr. Glass
aid, will not be necessary "before
the maturity or redemption of the
Victory notes, "which have four
years to run. While it Is impossible
to estimate tbe expenses to be la
surred during the present fiscal year,
the secretary la confident that the
treasury certificate supplemented by
short-term notes will provide the ne
cessary funds to pay hs govern
ment's debts." V
BOLL BARE HANDED
'Roundup. Mont.. July 11. Con
quering a charging bu!l in bare
handed grapple and handcuffing the
boast was part of the day's work for
Joe styles. Roundup's chief of police.
It wss either that or shoot the ani
mal whloh bad been lunching off the
regotablea In a local woman's gar
The chief was called to the scene
by the woman, whereupon the null
departed. The chief took up the
trail. The pursuit continued until
the bull became tired of surveillance
and charged the officer. ( The next
occurrence was the handcuffing of
the animal, who was taken to the
The officer has the reputation of
being an expert "ihiilldoirteer" 1n
dealing with cattle.
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'MIKIV Rl'l-KRT OX WAV
A'ORTH TO PKXrTHXTIARY
liOa Angeles, Cel., July 11.
iRed" Rupert was taken north to
day In custody of three officers, to
serve out the remainder of his orig
inal sentence at the Oregon state
Ventura; Cal., July 11. The gov
ernment has announced that two of
the Channel Islands, about 60 miles
off shore, are for rent, and their
crlpttons are on tile in tne Ventura'
county courthouse here. The islands
are Santa Barbara and San iNlcolas.
The latter is at present under lease
to J. O. Howland of Ixs Angeles.
San Nicolas 44 miles westward
from San Olemente, Is seven and a
half miles long and has a general
width of two and a half miles. The
highest point Is 890 feet. Two thirds
of the Island Is practically (bare sand
and the 'balance Is covered with
coarse grass and a tew patches of
scrub oak. There Is a good flock of
a hoop on the island. :'..,
Santa 'Barbara,' is a mile and a half
long and a mile wide. There is no
water and no grass, 'but plenty of
prickly-ipear shrub.. This island rises
to a heighth of .647 feet. .' Landing Is
at all times difficult. -
UNCLESAM LOOKING FOR
grants pass, Josephine cxxnrrr, Oregon,
FKliEHAL THAI: X)MMIS8ION
APPEAI-H TO PRESIDENT WIU
SON TO TAKK ACTIO , V
FOftElGN MEAT TRADE WATCHED
"Itlg rive" Parker Control 374
Companies; Interested in Port bind
aad Baa Fraacineo
Washington, July 11. iAn' ap
proaching packer domination of all
important foods In the United States,
and International control of meat
products with foreign countries
seems a certainty unless fundamen
tal action is taken to prevent It, ac
cording to a report of the federal
trade commission to President Wil
son, on the extent and growth of the
five packing concerns.
The "Big Five" packers wield a
controling interest in 674 com
panics snd are Interested in public
utility corporations in Portland
Oregon. San Francisco and other
cities, the report said.
MKIXIU PEOPLE AGAIX
VOTK DOWN THE RUK2ET
neatora, ure., juiy 11. y a
rota of nearly four to one, Med ford
people defeated the 111$ school bud
get for the second time at yester
day's election. Members of the
school' board threaten to close two
of the school buildings.
Chicago, July 11. .With the go
ing out of intoxicating liquor, the
country is also likely to go on the
"tlpless" basis, according to A. C.
Stephens, president of the Ohio Ho
tel association, who is In Chicago,
arranging for the convention of his
association to be held In connection
with tbe hotel Show here during the
week of 'August fourth.
"I think the day of tips Is over,"
said Mr. Stephens. "With the Euro
pean source of supply practically cut
off, it is hard to get waiters. ' So the
hotels have (been more and more
carefully considering mechanical de
vices to take the place of servants.
'It 1s surprising to note how many
really good hotels - have Installed
cafeterias. I (predict that more of
them will do so. The cafeteria, as
yon know, is a strictly tlpless lnstl
tutlon. Even indintng rooms where
there Is service, the movement to
ward doing away with waiters 1s
making rapid strides. There are' all
sorts of mechanical devices for this
purpose. A mechanical system of
checking hats and wraps has already
been devised and, 3 am sure, will
soon some Into general use.
DENVER STRIKE SETTLED
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Denver, Colo.. July 11 The street
car strike hero has (been - settled.
The employes agreed to accept 48
oenta per Hour and submit a demand
for higher wages to arbitration.
TOCOMA .GIVES IN TO
Tacoma; Wash., . July 11. The
city council here has Instructed the
city attorney to telegraph Postmas
ter General Burleson to meet the
demands of the telephone trtkers
and end tbe strike here . . at once
Telephone rates were recently raised,
but wages were not materially ad
vanced, Mr. Burleson will be told.
89 PER CENT OF
PlIUTtASEH OP MINORITY STOCK
INVOLVES $100,000,000. IX
CLUHXG DODGE BROS.
FORD SUIT STtll DRAGSALONG
Edc4 Takes Stand as Witaesa; Com
pany Grew Rapidly and Profit ia
l14 were $80,000,000 '
Detroit. JkUch., July 11. Reor
ganization of the Ford Company ia
being completed, whereby Edset B.
Ford, 25-year-old president of the
company, becomes sole partner of his
father, except for one other stock
The purchase of the minority
stock is telleved to involve close to
$100,000,000. Stock bought In in
cluded that of Dodge (Bros. , Tbe
Ford family now hold 89 per cent of
(Mount Clemens, Mich., July 11.
Edsel B. Ford, 25 years old, presi
dent of the largest automobile com
pany In the world, son of' Henry
Ford, who, having been character
tied as an anarchist by the Chicago
Daily Tribune, 1a suing for $1,000.-
000 damages on a charge of libel
appeared as a witness in Judge
Tusker's court today.
Other' witnesses were. Colonel R.
- j - .
It MoCormicav president of the Trib
une company, and Ernest G. liebold.
general secretary to Henry Ford.
Mr. Ford's testimony dealt mainly
with a financial statement of the
Ford, Motor company, which was put
into the record over objections of
counsel for the plaintiff to show,
Attorney Elliott O. Stevenson for the
Tribune aid, that the "profit shar
ing" plan inaugurate by the company
In 114 Vas mere humbug."
. 'Attorney Stevenson, in examining
the witness eaid:
"You have ibeea In Detroit contin
ually since 1118, except as business
called you awajr. or pleasure?"
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IDAHO INDIANS ARE
Pocatello. Idaho, July 11'. iFort
Hall within ten miles of Pocatello,
is the trading poet tor three, tribes
of Indians, Bannocks, (Liemhta and
Shoahones. . There are 8,800 of the
three tribes on the tract, which em
braces many thousands ot acres, not
all cultivated. - Some live along the
bottoms, In wickiups and modern
tents, and follow up the old system
of the '"blanket" Indians. Others
Every Saturday they appear at the
historic trading post where they are
given their allotment under the su
pervision of Major H. H. Miller, su
perintendent ot the post. In early
days Captain Bonneville stopped at
the site for several days, and Gen
erals Custer ' and 'Fremont went
through this way.
Today a different condition exists,
and while some of tbe older tribes
men live in .the 'primitive way, the
major portion furnish supplies along
tbe more active line, are active stock
men and farmers, and some are
wealthy. One of the (braves who
died recently left his heirs $50,000
H had residence property, close to
Blackfoot, owned farm land,, and
knew the details ot a bank account
He iwas a iBannoCk Indian. .'
One of the "braves," an educated
and prosperous farmer, drives one
of the highest powered cars in Idaho
and takes keen delight in clipping
70 miles an hour off the state road
that was 'built through the aand of
TERR I BLE SCENES !
IN THE CAUCASUS
American Says Huadreds of Corpses
Are ricked Cp Each Day; World
Vn moved by Great Tragedy
Los Angeles, July 11. Conditions
In the Russian Caucasus were char
acterized as "indescribable" in .a
cablegram received here from Dr. H,
J. F. Jlaia, emmntsnloner to that dis
trict ot Russia' for the American
committee for 'Armenian and Syrian
"On the streets of Alexandropol
on ths dsy of my arrival 193 corpses
were picked up." cabled Dr. Main.
"This ia far below the average per
day. One seventh of the refugees
are dying eajfh month. The total
number ot refugees is 320,000."
. 'Another season of famine, said Dr.
Main, is inevitable unless therels im
mediate action by some compelling
"The world appears to be uncon
scious ot the overwhelming human
tragedy that ia being enacted In the
Ca&casvs. The Turk and his radical
confederates are carrying : forward
with growing efficiency the policy of
extermination developed during the
war fey the method of starvation
Starvation Is aided 1y typhus and al
ready cholera' Is developing.
"Alexandropol, a large center, and
Btohmladxln, a small one are typical
In the one are (8,000 refugees by
actual census at our bread and soup
rations; in the other are 7.800. A
winter of exile In the Caucasus has
produced a condition of horror un
paralleled among the horrors of the
war." t . , - '
. "The question of political expe
diency," concluded Dr. (Main "should
'be forgotten in the -presence of this
catastrophe. These people look to
America, Our -government .is under
moral obligations to respond."
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Gnu. FORGER IS OACGHT1 -
BY CORVAIJAS POUCE
Corvallls, Ore., July 11. Ruby
McKenney and a girl companion
were arrested here today by Sheriff
Stickles of (Lane county, charged
with forgery. The McKenney girl is
dharged with having obtained $200
on a check to which ahe had forged
the name ot John Innes of Eugene.
The girls bad been in CorvaUis
several days, and, because of their
sporty style -of dress and highly
painted -physiognomy,' had been
closely watched by the officials. A
man was also here from 'Newport
yesterday, looking tor a couple ot
girl woo, he alleged, had cashed
forged checks in that locality. ,
The -girls are about 21 years of
age and when arreetsed last night
could offer no satisfactory explana
tion of their stay here other than
hnt they , liked the town and vera
on their way to Seattle. -..,;
.They denied all knowledge of the
check. , ', . . ... i . , .. -, ,
WITH FOREIGN SPIES
Tokio, July. 11. Professor J. F.
C. iRock, a native ot Austria, and
professor ot botany at the College ot
Halwall, has complained to the news
paper Hochl, that he has been con
stantly shadowed by Japanese netec-
tivea alnce his arrival a short time
ago from Honolulu. He said he
came tor botanical research and that
he represents the faculty of the col
lege of Hawaii and the United States
department of agriculture at Hono
lulu.: The Hochl quotes Mr, Rock
"I cannot - stand such treatment.
For this reason I have decided to
give up my trip and 1 am about to
start for the South Seas. f shall
never revisit Japan. The attitude of
ths police may be caused (by iny hav
ing graduated from the Vienna uni
versity." . 1
APS TAKE NO CHANCES
' WHOI,K NUMBER sma.
START A HUNT
LONGVIEW... TEXAS, ..SCE5E OP
. RACE WAR, WHERE OVER 100
SHOTS ARE FIRED '
SEVERAL WHITES ARE WOUSDED
Riot SWted by Negro School Teach.
er Who Make Defamatory Re
anarfca About Tonaur Womaa
AustiDg, Tex., July 1. One negro
was killed and several white men
wounded in a clash today between
the whites and blacks at, tongrlew,
Texas, according to a message re
ceived by Governor Hobby. Over
100 shots were fired in the fight
White residents are reported to be
burning the negro houses. Guards
men may be sent to the scene.
lUmgTierw,- Tex.. July 11. Four
white men were wounded early today
when negroes fired upon at group of
whites they had waylaid ia the negro
section, where the whites went ia
search of a negro school teacher, ac
cused of causing the publication, ra
a negro newspaper of statements de
rogatory to a young woman of thla
county. ' ; " '
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Rome, July 11 Dora Ohlfsen. de
signer of the 'Anxac medal, has pro
duced in her Rome studio, new
medal dedicated to the American air
force. . The face side consists of the
head of an American aviator, . the
model for which had served in the
American air-force operating on
Italy's fronts, surrounded by an al
legorical design symbolical of Am
erica's will and power. -
The reverse Ride of the- medal ia
symbolical of the task America ac
complished In transporting her fight-!
ing forces across the seas and bear.
in 5 inscription taken trom Pres
ident Wilson's message to congress
which read: ,
There is therefore but one re
sponse possible from ns; Force, force
to the utmost r force, without stint
or limit, the righteous and triumph
ant rorce iwhlch shall make right the
taw or he world, and cast everr
fish dominion down in the dust."
Miss Ohlfsen Is an Australian.
WSCHARGED : TAJIKS k HEALTHY
Washington. Julv 11 ..
93 per cent of the 2,000.000 officers
and men ot the army who have been
armistice, were discharged iwifih a
Clean bill of health, according- to an
announcement. yeaterdar from - fh
office of the surgeon-general of the
Negro troops showed i nvhiw
better physical condition than the
watte, but a higher percentage waa
new tor communicable -diseases.
IMPERIAL VALLEY -
T COTTON BELT
; los Angeles, July 11. Plans for
fostering cotton growing in South
ern California and a campaign to in
form manufacturers of cotton goods
ot the facilities of this section that
I are suitable for 'their enterprises
will be discussed at a conference of
cotton growers of the Imperial Val-
llev. tha Salt IR.fva Va11 w l..
and oivic officials ot this otty, under
the dtreotion of the Chamber of
Commerce to be held here thla