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SCENIC HIGHWAY Will Effil
Vio 1Cmu1 Kn,ru Hun Kraoctiaco U
yiviit Otjr mid Grant !';
Would lluy the lnri
TIhi trip to tbu yest count 'by 8oc
rwtary 'Agriculture Houston and II.
S. Graves, head of (bo V. 9. tort-try
department, may moun much to Cal
ifornia, ami especially to Crescent
City; and ludtfunlally Grants Psss
may be benefitted.
In ix-aklti; of the trip yesterday
evening while In thla city. Mr.
Graves Intimated that the main oli
of the tour wss to view the pro
posed arenlc highway from 8nn
Fran4sco north to Kureka and Cres
cent City, and on, connecting with
the etate highway at Crania Pass.
He' waa greatly enthused with the
trip and said:
. 'When finished, the highway from
San Francisco north to Crescent City
VIII oot be surpassed by any scenic
highway In the United States. The
road will nu through perhaps 75
or DO miles of beautiful forests.
There are tree by the roadalde meas
uring '12 to IX feet in diameter
7rl redwood tivea a tboimaad
"To destroy'those monarcbs of the
forest." said iMr. Graves, "would ibe
lllce destroying 'Niagara Kail or
Outer Jiike. They should le pro
tected and some meana to aecure
their prcservutlnn nniHt'be found. It
is hardly likely that an appropria
tion ran be secured for the purtoae
from the government although
ucb an attnmirt. may be made and
It l probable that we will hnve to
resort to popular subscriptions.
"nut little of this great forest I
within the forest reserve and the
land la mainly owned by private par
ti. Why," and the head or the
i forestry department grow enthusias
tic, "1 aaw logger over there rutting
great tree fully 10 or 12 foet in
diameter, working tbo timber up in
to ties and smaller' lumber. Thla
wan right by the roadside. Wo nre
not asking the forests be preserved.
(Continued on Page J)
MAX FRANCISCO HITS
PKIIHEltM IIAJIO JOI.T.
Ban Vramliico, July 18. Pan
Francisco aa an ordinance thai re
quire vandor having no fixed iplace
of business and who make their
headquarters in hotels or other tem
porary Places to pay a license of
150 a dey. Out of town dealer
from all sections of the country un
wittingly have bad experience with
WORK IS IN DOUGLAS
State Highway Engineer Herbert
Nunn, of Salem, and Highway Com
missloner iR. A. IBooth, of Kugene,
arrived here last evening from the
north on a tour of Inspection of the
'Pacific highway. Traveling with the
state official Is John Kelley, a' rep
resentative of the 'Portland Oregon
Man, who 1a to chronicle the trip.
In speaking of the Pacific nlghwoy
In Douglas county, IMr. Kelly stated
that, there waa now $1,300,000 un
der contract In this county. "There
are only 300 miles of the Pacific
highway in the state," said 'Mr. Kel
ley, "and one-third of that tfl In
(Douglas county, which means that
an enormous amount of money will
. be spent here." iRoseburg News.
HUMS BROKE SPIRIT HARD FIGHT
OF RUSSPRISOBERS OVER DAYLIGHT
Half Million Men Lifted Out of l
MinUnry by American; Forgot
ten by TfoHr Own Country
Pari. July 18. 'Half a million
Huh((ium In Germany who formerly
were prisoner of war have 'been
lifted out of despondency within the
lust four months, partly by a course
of training in' American Ideals, Am
erican sports and American spirit,
aald Major James A. Ilabblt, a "Phil
adelphia when he returned recently
from Germany on bis way to the
"We found the Rtimlan war pris
oners ln a stale of complete lassitude,
mentally and physically," be aald.
"They had spent four year In the
neglect and misery of German In
ternment ramps. It was enough to
break the strongest wsn's spirit.
Their own country had forgotten
them and no word had come from
their relative and frlonds. There
was no future In Germany nor hope
of anything ibetter In their own conn
try. Hundred of thousand of Rus
sian who had fought valiantly for
the allied cause were slowly dying
from depression, mental Inactivity
and physl'-al malnutrition.
"We put them to school Hke chil
dren. Athletic games were Intro
duced Into the camps and these stim
ulated the prisoners physically while
motion pictures and other mental
recreations brightened their dull
hours. Their hospitals were provid
ed with every needed medical and
surgical requisite. The ramps were
organised under the command of
rhs (American army personnel. They
began to take on a new physical as
pect snd the men stowed signs of
returning life and courage. Al
though they at first regarded us with
suspicion, this was soon changed and
they looked upon us as friends.
They formed camp committee which
brought all their need, grievances
snd fears to our attention."
RED CROSS CHECKS :
TYPHUS AT SALONIKA
Walonlki. July 18. The typhus
epidemics at Kavalla, iMonastir, l's-
kifb, iLeskovats and some other smal
ler places In southern Serbia now are
believed checked, say iRed Cross re
ports received here.
At sJI these points small typhus
hospitals have 'been set up under the
direction of American physicians
and nurses. (Disinfecting stations
have been established and In them
thousands of refugees and soldiers
are cleaned. v
Portland, July 18. Results to
date of a straw vote of returned sol
di ors, Ibelng taken at the local army
recruiting office, show that national
prohibition Is la disfavor with the
veterans here, woman suffrage Is
favored, universal military training
find strong support and American
girls are preferred to 'French girls
by almost five to one.
Of those casting hallots, about 75
per cent have ibeen wounded veterans
of the war. .
Total returns , since the voting
started are: Tor national '. prohibi
tion 35, against 56; for universal
military service 63, against '20; for
'be league of nations 77, against 12;
for woman suffrage 54; agalust 36.
. the disposition of the kaiser and
his councillors now stands; For
death 36; exile 32; for liberation 5;
neutral 10 and not voting 8.
. The American girls Is preferred to
the 'French iby 46 .votes to 10; three
have refused, to. vote, 12 are doubt
ful and 9 are neutral.
GKACTB PAHfl, JOSEPHIXK OOVXTT, OREGOX.
liKI'l IU.ICAN8 WIN, 11INK AX
OTMKH'YKro AMI TACK ItlllEH
TO AtJItHTIH UK MKAHI'ltK
WILSON TALKS WITH M'NARY
Paris Supreme Council Think Mili
tary Intervention WW lie .N'twnt.
onry in Hungary
Washington, July IK Determined
to attempt again the repeal of the
daylight saving law, even at the risk
of another presidential veto, the re
publicans of the house agricultural
committee today, over objection of
democrats, Included the repealing
rider in the agricultural bill.
Washington, July 1 8. 'President
Wilson today continued his confer
ence -with republican senators. Ken-
yon of Iowa and Kellogg of Minne
sota talked with him. Heater he had
appointments with Senator McN'sry
of Oregon and Capper of. Ksnsas.
The senators refused to comment on
Washington, July 18. The presi
dent In a message to congress today
asked that permanent ranks of gen
eral 1n the regular army be given
(Continued on Page S)
FOR FOOD AND CLOTHS
Arcbanget, Ju(y 18. Ivan Davld
off, a .wood supply contractor who
hss recently returned from Petro
gra'd says he found that city almost
unrecognizable. Tramways wer$ ap
proaching standstill and there was
hardly 'any artificial lighting. He
often saw starved horses fall down
and die In the streets.
"Everywhere one saw starved and
emaciated jeople unable to walk, ly
ing or sitting In streets begging for
bread." he said. 'Uter these heart
rendering spectacles were seldom to
he seen ajs iRed Guards collected such
mendicants and took them away. No
one I knew could tell me for certain
their ultimate fate, hut often one
heard the communist motto 'Anyone
who does not work shall not eat, and
"The poorhoiwes, hospitals for In
firm or helpless .wounded soldiers
were all used as hayracks and com-
mune headquarters, the Inmates be
ing thrown out to die. '
"Many starving children of work
men were expatriated to so-called
grain growing districts, hut, unfor
tunately, now no district can grow
enough grain to feed Itself ade
quately. The lack of food especially
In. the capital was appalling,
Mln IPetro'grad and '.Moscow many
an honest and educated woman has
beet forced to sell herself for food
or clothing. The people look like
the Inmates of a hospital and the
death rata Is phenomenal."
20 LOSE LIVES WHEN
Klmiball, W. V;, July 18. Twenty-one
men. were killed and a score
Injured In a gas explosion at the
mine or the Taswell Creek Coal
company at nood today. Over 100
men were working In the mine. Res
cue parties are digging for ' bodies
burled under the wreckage.
"HK.ITK.V TO PIL.P" HV VANK8
OV WHOM MK ll.tl XO MK1MT
WIHI.K OVKIt IX KHAXCK
COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE
Itallinger of Mawuu-huSrtu Kays Bol-
dler Will Testify That Smith's
Trial Was a Joke
Washington, July 18. -Array offi
cers composing the courtmartiat that
tried Uentenant "Hard Boiled"
Smith, and" Lieutenant Mason, for
merly In charge of the American mil
itary prisoners in France where sol
diers are alleged to hare been beaten
mercilessly wlH be called before
the house war Invstlgatlng commit
tee soon to explain the sentences
they imposed, according to Represen
tative Dalllnger of Massachusetts,
Mr. Dalllnger said tbs witnesses
called "will testify that tbs trial of
these two men was a joke." Smith
I and Mason were only honorably dls-
cnarged. despite their brutality.
When Smith arrived at Fort Jay,
N. Y., recently, some of bis victims
serving sentence there "'beat blm to
a inilp" Ibefore the guards Interfer-
red, Dalllnger said.
WAR TAX ON LUXURIES
MUST BE PAID JULY 20
The war tax on ice cream and soda
water tor the month of (May and the
war tax on luxuries, such as shoes,
shirts, mrllinery, etc., for the month
of 3lar will be due and payable at
the office of Collector of Internal
'Revenue Milton A. iMUler at Port
land, on or before July 20..
Blanks for the purpose of making
report of these taxes have .been gen
Taxpayers who have not yet re
ceived them are urged to write to
Collector Miller for the blanks, aa
the law provides penalty where pay
ment Is not made when due.
Collector Miller Is anxious to
avoid the assessment of any penal
ties by the department, and this of
fice wfll cooperate with the taxpay
ers with a view to bringing about
compliance with 'the (provisions of
the act without undue hardship and
expense to the taxpayers.
IRKIiAXD OX THE WAR PATH
8AY8 "PRESIDBNT" DH VAfRRA
Sacramento, Cal., July 18. IA
state of war exists between Ireland
and England, Eamonn de ValeraX
provisional president of the "Irish
republic," asserted upon his arrival
here this afternoon en route to San
Francisco to address the convention
of the Ancient Order of (Hibernians
of the United States and Canada.
"David Idoyd George, the lBrttiah
premier, had no authority to repre
sent Iceland at the Paris peace con
ference," declured Valera. "Ireland
was then and 1s now, by right, ah
independent nation. Ireland was not
represented at the peace conference
ad Is not hound toy Its acts. The
Irish people, united as never before,
will never quit fighting till they
have thrown oft the British yoke."
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"San Francisco, July 18. The tele
phone strikers were today ordered
hack to worJt next Monday morning
by the officers ot the . electrical
workers and operators unions.
CLAIM HENRY FORD
VERY MODEST MAN
Attorneys. Kor Manufacturer of Tin
IJzdes Want IWter Treatment
for Their Client
iMount Clemens, Mich., July 18.
The heart of Henry Ford's libel suit
wss reached today when the Tribune
attorney began questioning Ford re
garding the editorial headed "Ford
Is Aa 'Anarchist," and published in
the Chicago Tribune on June 23.
Mr. Ford's attorneys characterized
the efforts of Attorney Stevenson to
get- Ford to admit that he was an
ignorant Idealist" as brutal and par
ticularly distressing to so modest s
man as Mr. Ford.
The court advised them that Mr.
Ford coijld not expect different treat
ment from asy other witness.
THICK FMKR t.UAA 20O0
FKBT WHKX REIT BRRAKS
Auiericus, Oa,, July 18. Sergeant
Barton Gates of Flushing. X,. I., was
Rilled late yesterday durina- an aerial
circus being held at Souther field.
sergeant Gates was firing upside
aowa at the time and it is believed
that his life belt broke. .'
He fell J.000 feet to the ground,
while- his machine crashed down
nearly a mile distant.
SPOKANE LABOR COCNCIL
ASKS $18 FOR WO.MRX
Spokane,' Wash., July 18. Thai
organized labor of Washington will
demand, at the next meeting of the
'state- Indostrlat welfare commission.
reinstatement of the six-day week
for women was the declaration today
of W. J. Coates, president of- the
Spokane central labor council. Mr.
Coates declared the commission also
will 'be asked to increase the mfnl-
mum weekly wage for women above
I1S.20. We soggested 118 a week.
with 1S for apprentices, as a fair
MURDER MAJ. COCKRIEL
Coblenz, July 18. Two Germans
attempted .last night to assassinate
Major George Cockriel. provost mar
shal ot the American forces in Ger
many, but the major was uninjured.
The Germans escaped after tiring
several shots from 'behind him., The
Major's home la In St. Paul.
FARMERS ASK RELIEF
Great -Falls, (Mont., July 18. The
questionnaire system has been adopt
ed toy the directors ot the Great Falls
Commercial club as a means of ex
tending relief, to drougtb-totrlcken
areas is the 1? northern and central
counties of 'Montana. A question
naire will be sent to 100 county
agents, bankers and merchants in the
various communities '' and through
this the club hopes to learn the act
ual crop conditions, acreage lost and
actual yield; number of head . of
stock that must bo moved out to ob
tain pasture; number ot farmers
who ms.y have to leave the district;
the number of acres that will re
main nnplanted next spring; the
aYalUbtlity of county funds through
bonding, to buy seed, and sugges
tions and recommendations will be
With this material at hand, the
dub will decide whether the help tor
farmers should come from private
subscription, from counties, from ths
state or from the national govern
meht." Hellef In the form of credit
Is ipromlsed to cary Montana farm
era through the coming winter.
WHOLE XCMBKR 2721.
SEDITION - PLOT
TO WRECK U.S.
70,o6o GARMENT WORKERS FAV
OR SOVIET" FORM OF GOVERX-
' ' - JIEXT IX AMERICA
W. ' W. AND REDS BUMED
Radicals Sernre Control and Make It
Appear That Ail Members Favor
Tearing; Down Frorea
New York. July 18. James P.
Holland, president of ths New Tork
SUte Federation of Labor, testifying
today before the Joint legislative
committee Investigating radical and
seditious activities in this state, de
clared that the I. W. W. had organ
ized many thousands of workers
throughout ths country on a plat-,
form which Included la Its flank on
calling for the destruction of tha
American government. The most
powerful of the radical orranlsaw
tlons, IMr. Holland asserted, was the
Amalgamated Garment Workers of
America, with a memhershln which
he estimated at 70,000.
ias an evidence of the wide sw
inr piana or me I. w. w.. leaders
were read into the testimony, la
which I. W. W. leaders nrged Euro
pean and South American workers
to Join in a scheme for an "Interna
tional reTOHKKxaary industrial un
ion." One jf the most ambitions
projects was the organisation of ths
marine workers ot the two America
and the maritime European coun
tries into "one big union."
The most fruitful field found by
the radicals In this country, accord
ing to Mr. Holland, has been the gar
ment industry, the second createst
industry In the United States.
Aaked what were the ortndDlea of
the organization formed by the I.
W. W. among the garment workers.
Mr. Holland replied:
"They dont believe in KOvstrn-
ment. They reached that behind
closed doors and now some of them
preach out of doors."
The witness was then asked If It
ever had been brought to hla atten
tion that the Amalgamated Garment
Workers favored a soviet form of
"It has not only been brons-bt to
my attention, but ft has been ram
med down by throat." replied Mr.
Holland- "But the malorftr of tan
workingmen and women are 'Ameri
cans first and not Soviets, aa some
would have us believe."
FOREST FIRE UNCHECKED
Missoula Mont., July 18. There
Is no Improvement today In the for
est fire situation In (Montana and
Idaho. Much livestock has perished
and hundreds of families are fight
ing the blaze to protect their homes.
' If arm? men alone enter ha itm.
etican legion, in Oregon, a member
ship in this state ot more than 30,-
000 for this national organization of
ex-service men is possible, according
to figures in a Washington report
just issued. This report shows that
Oregon furnished 5.185 enlistments
In the regular army, 2,395 men for
the enlisted reserve corps and na
tional army, 4,306 national guards
men, and 18,250 draftees, a total ot
In addition to these 30,000 pos
sible members, the American Legion
may draw upon the navy and 'marine
corps for Its personnel. .
Washington had a total of 45,154
men In the army, Idaho 1J.016. '