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CHANTS PASS, JOSEPHIOTB OOCNTT, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, JIXY 16, J9lt.
WHOLE NVMBEK 2719.
GIJIIF III SLEEP
NORTH IIKM) MILLION'AlltK in
i WA8JIIKGTUN "PUOU1XO"
for iuKwi:vi:ir iioai
WANTS OREGON'S. SUPPORT
Fight Only Half Won for Count
IUd; State CtuuirfxT Bhotiltl iirt
; According to L. J. Simpson, state
booster from North (Bend and on of
the few millionaires in Oregon, the
people of the atate are not following
up the Roosevelt highway progra'm
with very much teal since voting the
bond Issue of H, 600,000.
la company with othor booitera
from Oregon Mr. Simpson baa been
lit Washington -working la behalf of
(he highway, lie ta making an ap
peal to the entire atate to awaken to
the need of eupport and baa aent the
following message broadcast over
"Oregon gave eupport to the meat
ore at the referendum early In June,
but aeema to have forgotten, that
support from the government In aa
eumlng half the expenee of bunding
the road la a vitally necessary It the
people of the atate really want,, the
Please have the atate chamber at
nd the Portland Chamber of Com
merce and a many Influential cltl
tena of the atate aa poalble, wire
the Oregon delegation to una their
beet effort In the eupport of appro
priation for the Roosevelt high
way. Do not believe thl measure la
receiving serious consideration.
Words of support will help material
ly at thla tame." 1
SALES FOR SCHOOLS
Douglas, Arlx., July 18 (Although
"dry" by virtue of proclamation
by General f .ElliU Calles, consti
tutional govjornor ,of the) atate, a
number ot the municipalities of 6o
1 norait iMexIco, have hit upon a iplan
resulting In ' swelling the' public
Special permission s , obtained
from the state capital tor the sale
of Iboor for one day or .longer, the
proceeds to apply to public debts.
Recently in Cananea, the largest Am
erican mining camp of the Vt a toe,
ales of beer have (been held tor the
benefit ot the public school fund,
there being no money In the district
Jreaaury to pay the teacher
fiend, Ore., July. 16. The first
announcement of proposed new rail
road construction in Oregon since
the war was formally made there to
day when J. W. Foster, of Pbrtland.
construction engineer, 'who stated
that the company which foe repre
sents, will build from Mount Angel,
on the west elde of the Cascades, to
Bend, by way of Sisters, for the
newly Incorporated 'Portland and
Southeastern (Railway company.
Construction will not start until
government control ha come to an
end, but this, Foster believes, will be
early In September. From "Bend, the
railroad, he said, milt be pushed
southeasterly Into Nevada,' where It
-wim ultimately tie Into 'the Western
ME ALL STUNTED
ThtHW 12 Year of Age like Utile
Tola of Six Poorer Olaaae liv
ing Mainly on Weeds
Prague, Szecho-Slovakla, July 16.
One-third of the echool children
In Czechoslovakia are absent from
st hool every day on account of hun
ger, according to lied Cross Investi
gator' roport. Many of the rhll-j
dren In the schools were found so
weak from lark of nourishment that
they could not hold their heads
erect.. Frequently children tad to
be carried .home because they bad
not the strength to walk. j
Mis Edith Sloyt. of Washington,
O. C, and Mrs. Ethel J). Eerie, of
New York City, two of the trained
social worker ynt by the Red Cross
Into IT towns In the Krsblrge dis
trict, reported that In this section 10
per cent ot the children were actu
ally starving. To relieve thla situa
tion, arrangements have been made
for tb establishment of public
kitchens throughout ' the country.
The Americans e supervising their
operations and the distribution ot
food aupplio to them,
"The children were understood
and 'backward," writes Mine Hoyt,
'tooth physically and mentally. They
showed signs of tuberculoma, rickets
and anemia. We went through
school room after school room tak
ing. How many have bad do break
fast thla morning?' In a claas gtf 48,
It tittle hands went up. -This. waa
typical of the, situation throughout
the district. " ' " ' 1
"Nettles, a weed, form thj prin
cipal Item of diet In - the poorer
homes, and only one town we visit
ed bad any 'potatoes. IW entered
many houses unexpectedly, In order
to obtain true Idea of conditions.
"Among the school children, rick-
eta softening ot the bones due to
lack ot ': fats prevails ' universally.
Children of seven are like .children
of four.- Children of ten or twelve
are the alia of a normal alx-yrar old.
Their facea are gray with pallor, and
abnormally sad and gloomy."
OA I JO CARRIER CRIPPLED
Washington, ' July 16. 'Badly
leaking and 1n a sinking condition
the American eteamer Allison, cargo
carrier of the shipping (board, en
route from Portland, 'Maine, to "Nor
folk, was picked up today toy the
tealmer llakevlew and towed safely
to Delaware breakwater. V
BANK ON EVANS CREEK
A Ford car driven by a man
named Van Cothen went, over the
grade near Bytboe Springs, on Evans
creek, Tuesday forenoon and the alx
occupants of the car had a narrow
escape. 'Dr. Loughrldge was sum
moned and be states that the Ford
was badly wrecked, the top, steering
wheel and one wheel being wrenched
Aa the Ford started on its mad
flight a woman holding an It-months
old baby In her arms tossed the
child aside and it escaped with only
sllgbt scratches.' Other ocoupants
of the car did not escape ao .easily
and Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Craw
ford were hurt to such an extent that
they were Confined to their bed.
Astde . from Mrs. Graham,- who Is
from las Angeles, the occupants of
the car live on Evans creek.
The accident happened by young
Van Cothen losing control of the
Ford. ' v
MEXICO BEQIWJIXG TO S
Mexico City,' July 16. The first
automobile ever constructed In Mex
ico appeared recently In the capital
having come from Monterrey where
't Is said, arrangement are being
narte for building the machine In
quantities. ;' , ' ,
GETS NETTLED IX DEFINING
"IDEALIST" AND "TRAITOR;"
ALMOST VKiVM KAMKRAD
T LIKE WITNESS STAND
Says IdralUt In One Who Works
Again His Country and Admits
litwiodirt Arnold a Traitor '
Mount Clemens, Sllch., July 16.
In A moment of petulance today,
Henry ford admitted on the witness
stand that he was aa "Ignorant Ideal
ist. ' Subsequently be reversed the
statement, saying that he made It to
end a grilling by the attorney.
Thla was one of the alleged libel
ous charges the Chicago Tribune
made against Ford. Attorney El
liott Stevenson for the Tribune had
been asking questions to establish
that Ford waa Ignorant During the
examination Ford defined a traitor
at one who works against bis gov
ernment and defined an idealist aa
onetwho help other make a profit
Attorney Bterenaon then said to
Mr. Ford: i'I guea we will let the
question of 'Ignorant idealist' rest
right there." Later, evidently with
Arnold Bennett vaguely In mind, Mr.
Ford described Benedict Arnold as
a traitor. - - t, ' "
Washington, July 16. Wayne
Wheeler, general counsel for , the
antl-ealoon league, told the senate
Judiciary sub-committee that con
jress' authority to fix one-half of
one per cent aa the maximum a loo
hollo content of beverage waa clear
and aald to sell up to two and three-
quarter per ent beer would defeat
the purposes ot national prohibition.
He ald the prohibitionists ee not
asking that possession ot liquor
bought before July Urt for personal
use be prohibited, but merely want
ed the amendment to prevent homes
from becoming !'.'pea.keaste.'' .'
Seattlet rVvTaeh., July 16 After de
lfberating less' than one hour,, the
coroner1 Jury Impaneled to deter
mine the caAise of the death ot Fred
erick A. (Dowsey, special agent of the
United 'State shipping board here.
May 2, returned verdict that Dow
sey died of natural causes, probably
appolexy, and was not murdered as
ha'd been alleged.
Owing to the heavy .patronage at
the bathouae ajt SUverslde park, the
committee In charge are planning to
make Immediate Improvements at
the place, In the way ot building ad
ditional dressing rooms for both
ladles and gentlemen, and will also
Install two toilets.
A ticKet-seuing campaign ' was
started today for the purpose ' of
raising about $300, which Is esti
mated to be the amount necessary
for the improvement. Tickets are
$1.00 each, and can be purchased
from any of the following commit'
tee: T. P. Cr,mer, N. IF. Macduff.
kleo. X!. Sabln, Dr. E, C. Macy, Geo.
B. iLundburg ' " -, '
Every evening the, park Is dotted
with automobiles and the bathing re
sort filled, with, ewlmmers. . , The
water registers about 68 or 70 de
greea. :. v '
IMUFFKllKXCK OV KLTtUMOAXS
OALIA. AND HE INVITES BEX
ATOK8 TO.WHITK HOT8E .
AIM TO UNITE DEMOCRATS
Chamberlain Eepecially Iarited,
While President Desire to Talk
' With Senator lodge
.Washington, July 16. President
Wilson has decided to invited ' re
publican senator to call " at the
White (House to discuss the peace
treaty and league of nattona. Sec
retary Tumnlty announced that Sen
ator fadge. of iMaasachusetta, I one
of the 16 republican the president
la desirous to confer with.
The president' Invitation waa ex
tended to all members of the senate
and he stood ready to answer any
questions they felt like asking. Sen
ator Chamberlain was among those
especially Invited. '
Those close to the president hope
the conference will result In the es
tablishment of harmonious relation
between the chief executive and Ore
gon' senator. "After the conference
Senator Chamberlain said he dis
owned the president's Itinerary and
I was certain that Wilson would apeak
in ax least three place in Oregon,
Includfng Portland. ?
San Francisco, July 16. Accord
ing to the report made .public by the
superintendent, the month of June,
1&1B, showed a heavier travel by tar
Into the Tosemlte National Park
than ha ever been recorded for any
one month. June, 1916. brouKht a
total ot 14,635 visitors as compared
with 8,913 for the same month last
year, of which number 10,009 came
In 2.797 private automobiles as com
pared with ,99t people In 1,667 prl
vate cars 4n June 1918.
The total travel to June SOth tor
the current season was 22,571 . In
contrast to 12,126 up to the same
date last year. '
Salem, Ore., July 16. Governor
Olcott baa named a committee - ot
nine to Investigate the etate indue
trial accident commission, to reas
sure the public a to the way the law
Portland, July 16. hHow ' would
you like to snare a "Royal Chinook
salmon weighing 82 pounds and
closely . resembling a whale In else?
' This la what was done In the Co
lumbia Saturday by seiner fishing
for salmon tor the Pillar Rock Pack'
Ing company, owned by Everding V
Farrell. ot this, city., The fear Is
vouched for by Harry Spurlock
grain and feed buyer for the firm
'. Saturday, Spurlock made the trip
to the cannery and while there saw
the fishr declared by old: timer who
have been catching salmon for the
lejst 80 .years or more, to be the larg
est ever taken from the river. He
says it weighed exactly. '82 pounds
and was ao bulky that It required
two men to get it from the boat to
the cannery. -
TUL1BLE IN BERLIN
Illicit. Dealer Frantic n Effort to
1'nload Hnge Stock Since the .
Blockade Waa Lifted
, Berlin, July 16. Price of all
provision have fallal with a crash
aa a reault of llftttfg the blockade
n Germany. Illicit dealers with
huge concealed stocks brought them
ont in a panic to unload before the
competing supplies could enter Ger
many. . .
Great store of coffee, cocoa, but
ter and sausage appeared. Coffee
price fell from 40 marks ' to 20
mark, and 15 restauraatr. still main
tain absurdly high price. -
VOX TIKPITZ ABSOLVES
WILLIE" OF KESPOXSIBIIJTT
Berlin, July 16. Germany a a
republic will not be able to rise
again, Admiral von Tirpltx declares
In a; book that he will publish oon.
The revolution threw away Ger
many's ehence for greatneea, he
said. Me absolved the ex-kalaer of
responsibility for the war. -
The admiral expressed the belief
that the German navy should have
been strong enough to obtain a bet
ter peace. '
iBethmann-iHoIlweg ' waa , blamed
with "monopolist control" of the
war, Von Tlrptts charging that the
former chancellor kept the ex-kaiser
himself slid the army and navy staff
officers away from "Berlin
IDAHO'S GOVERNOR APPEALS '
FOR 1XELP TO FIGHT FIRES
Boise. Ida., July 16. Governor D.
W, (Davis today made a direct appeal
to Franklin K. Lane, secretary ot
the Interior, for assistance In fight
ing the raging fire In the Thunder
mountain dletrlct, (He voiced strong
sentiment iu favor-of quick action,
a the fire is spreading in many di
rections and threatens the national
forests and aleo minion of feet of
lumber owned by the atate of Idaho
and private Interests.
BRITISH MAT WITHDRAW
ENVOY FROM VATICAN
(London, July 16. The British
government U considering withdraw
ing Its envoy from the Vatican, it
was announced here today.
ITALY MAY FAVOR
New York, July 16. -There 1 a
rtaln amount of danger that the
attitude of the allies will lead to
such close relations between Ger
many and JUly that the latter coun
try wlH come to took upon the Teu
tons aa their etauncheet friends In
the opinion of Thomas Nelson Page
American' ambassador to Italy, who
has Juet returned from Rome.
"I do not mean by this." he said,
that there Is a possibility ot an al
liance between the countries. ' 1 do
not think there Is. But Italy needs
coal and raw materials ot various
sorts tor her industries.
Germany supplied .' great part
of them before the war and Is mak
ing preparations to do it again. She
will spend money developing Italian
industries and will edge her Into
favor." " ' '
Page bad many 4 complimentary
things to say of the Italian part In
the war which he declared is not ap
preciated. ' ' , ' "
' "They had two million casualties,"
he said. ' "Five hundred thousand
men tost their Mres."
. Page has returned to the United
'States to hand his resignation to the
Oobleni, July-16. A republic has
been proclaimed In .Btrkenfteld, in
the area ot occupation, and al com
plete separation from Oldenburg has
been proclaimed. 1 . '
GERMANS.: ISr FEAR
OF CRUELTY IN
BKLTAL ASSAlTrS COMMITTED
I BV OFFICERS ,13 CHARGE '
WITHOCT PROVOCATION - ,
Soldier Said They Were Glad to Eat
Potato Peelings aad Dipped ta
, Swill Barret for ReUsh
Washington, July 16. Sip. former
American soldiers testifying before
a special house committee investigate -
ing alleged cruelltlea to military,
prisoners in France, declared that ,
merciless aeeaulta were committed
without provocation on the prisoner
by arrogant officers la charge of the
prison abd camp. Only one of tho
witneesee, ail of whom were charged
wKh being absent without leave, wan
convicted, the other having bees
acquitted of theeharge and dlsml-
"The baetlle," "the toekade,"
"prison farm No, 2," and "SL Ans'a
hotel." also, known as "the brig,"
were the place named by the wtt-
nesses as the scene of the alleged
cruelties, which were said to have
extend over several month In 1918
Some officer In charge of the orison
camp, ft waa said, nave been con
victed, by courtmartlal : and others
were awaiting trial.
Lieutenant "Hard Boiled" Smith,
one ot the prison camp officers, waa '
mentioned frequently, while others
named were lieutenants (Mason and
Sullivan and Sergeatats Sail. Wolf
meyfer and (Bush.
"Did they try the ' general " in
charge of the camp?" saked Chair
man iRoyal 'Johnson, who left bin
seat In oongresa to serve with the
army abroad. :
.'Wot that anyone heard," respond
ed the witness.
When lieutenant "Hard Boiled"
Smith was tried at Tours early this
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INMATES OF ASYLUM
HELP HARVEST FLAX
Salem, July 16. Because ot a ne
cessity for speed In saving the state
flak crop, the board ot control has
decided to organize a crew ot 50 In
mates of the hospital for the Insane
to help the convicts,-, and another-'
crew ot 20 from the boys' training
school. . Fifty -four convicts ' are
working, but the crop ot flax Is be
REUS WIN BATTLE
iLondon, July 1 6. Ekaterinburg.
160 mile east of perm, was captur
ed 'Monday by the bolshevtkl, a 'Rus
sian wireless dlspateli' says.'- ' ' '
H -" ..:l'HMi '
CHINESE BANDITS ARE
Tokio. July 16. (Advices from
Antung, (Manchuria, on the border of. '
northern Korea, tell of continued
outrages by. Chinese mounted, bandits
on the upper reaches ot the Talu
river. ' A band of several hundred
raided the police station et Chan g-bu'
and carried away arms and ammuni
tion. . On the following day the resi
dence of the wealthy people were
attacked and sacked of their con
sents. Subsequently about 20 per-
I sons including officials of a lumber
mill were carried off by the bandits
as hostages, probably for purpose of
ransom. The Chinese government
ha organized a punitive expedition.