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I'ATIIV OF YAMtH
'OPEN INSULT TO THE A, OF 0,
1'rivate Harvey Hays "V" Worker's
HtatetiM'uU t'rUs Wrung Impre
Imu and Hhows Ignorance
According to a letter Just received
from E. II. Harvey by hi parents,
Mr. and .Mrs. O. I. Harvey of this
oliy. noma at the Y. M. O. A. writer
and visitors now mingling with (he
army of occupation Id Germany are
doing a irreat Injustice to the veto
rant who drove tack the iluua acroaa
the Rhine. One of these women
writer liaa had charge of a canteen
near 'Monte Carlo and ah haa Jut
made a 4 rip to the area of occupa
tion held by the America troops.
Here is art of what she -wrote for
a Toledo, Ohio, newspaper:
inn morning we listened to a
lecture by Col. Taylor of Pershing's
ataff. tie apoke of (he German pro
paganda Among Uie American sol
dlera of (he army of occupation and
how avrloua the condition! were up
there. Our boy e bltllted In Ger
man hoinei and (be scheme In Ger
many la lo treat our hoys royally.
Consequently our boys are now say
ing how much totter they like the
German than (be 'Freonh, as the
iermana trout them better. General
'Pershing la ao alarmed over the ill
usion that he has sent officer to
the different V. M. C. lA. hut to give
talk and ask for help. He say the
officers of the A. K. iF. (have no In
fluence with the soldier but that
wlih the (American 'women Hen the
Influence. Col. Taylor aays the.
whole trouble was In putting In the
army of occupation soldier who had
not done any fighting. The soldiers
who did the fighting are now 'being
went home, so consequently the Am
rlcan soldiers In the army of occu
patlon did not see any of the nor
Mr of war or the terrible villainy
of the Germans.
"The largest paper In .Marseilles is
published toy "German money and It
has published terrible Ilea about the
Americana in order to incite the
French against vs. All that Col.
Taylor says la true, and we bear in
our work dozens of times a day from
our soldiers how fine the German
are and (bat they, our soldiers, hate
Private Harvey, 'better known to
his many Irlonds In Grants Pans and
Josephine county as "Clhub." entered
the first or the fighting with the
If. 8. murines: was at Chateau
Thierry and all through the "big
drive" until the end of the war and
Is now wltfli the army of occupation.
He Is with the Second division. Hore
1s what he aays in answer to the
above article, written toy Mrs. Aaron
Chesbrough, formerly a society lead
er of Toledo:
"I suppose you read a. 'lot of stuff
In the papers concerning the man
ner in which we are treated by the
Germans and how murth the "Y" and
other 'welfare organisations are do
ing for us over Here. Well, there
may foe some little truth In some of
the Articles, but I think you would
1e 'playing pretty safe if you did not
"believe anything you read about us
Ailong that line. - I am going to send
you a little dipping, written by a
"Y" woman over hore. She accuses
ie of Ibetng German sympathizers. 1
think it is the most open Insult to
the officers and men of the army of
occupation that could' 'possibly' be
'written and I. don't think It could
have foeen written by any (rue Amer
ican. Such articles ate creating
lot of false impressions on the peo
pie At homo for there are bound to
"be some who will believe such
(Continued on page I.)
CLAIMS JAPS ARE
Jiiaue N'MMtMr Hays China
Mut Nt lie Allowed to Hurler
Away llrr Hlrtlirltht
Toklo, July 19. "Japan does not
pretend to fee wholly unselfish In
her policy toward China'," ay the
Herald of Asia, a conservative Jour
nal of Japanese thought. "Japan Is
protecting China chiefly for the sake
of her own security," the paper con.
"Japan cannot allow China to bar
ter away her birthright oven If ah
Is simple enough (o engage In such
folly. If China wants to (eat Japan's
sincerity let nor refuse all further
concessions (o occidental nations and
secure for all thus the Inallenatlon
of her territory, and Japan' task In
regard (o China will to finished.
"It Is a question, however, whth
er China Is yet able to do whlthout
the assistance of Japan in keeping
foreign nations at hay; and this help,
strange to aay, Is just what China
does not want. 1 It that China
-would rather foe a slave of the white
race than the equal of Japan? We
can hardly credit this.
"There Is no need for China to
be anxious about the return of Kiau
chow. Japan has promised to re
store the territory to China' Just as
soon as China Is able to guarantee
(hat It will not again fall Into the
hands of a third party. What more
can China' desire? And does justice
require more? China talks as If she
were an absolutely Independent na
non, (rrantmg concessions to no
country. If she will take this attl
tude toward all western countries,
Japan will be ready to concede China
her new statu. But to abow a de
sire to east out Japan wfolle leaving
the others In place. Is something no
one ran expect Japan to approve."
ETNA REBEHAH LODGE
. One of the most noteworthy fra
ternal events of (he week was the in
stallation ot the elective and Ap
pointive officer of Etna Rebekah
lodge -Monday evening in thexI. O.
O. F. hall, when district deputy? Mar
guerite .Bratton, assisted toy Grand
Marshal Jeannle 'Burke, placed the
followlug Into their respective
Noble grand Mlllan Reynolds.
Vice grand Haiel Huntly.
Recording secretary Maude Fry.
'Right supporter N. G. Ella' Jlolman.
il.eft supporter 'X. O. 'Alice Cou
gle. Right supporter V. G. Allle EveH
'Ijeft supporter V. O. 'Edna Watts.
Conductor iLlda Fifleld.
Inside guardian 4Alva Ktphart.
Outside guardian IRuth iHam
moud. Chaplain Mrs. F. 8. Ireland.
At the close Mrs. Jeannie Burke,
retiring state president, gave a short
address to the officer and members.
that they work unitedly for the so
cial and fraternal welfare of Etna
Rebekah lodge and for the principles
of Oddfellow-ship friendship, love
The lodge had the pleasure of
greeting IMr. and Mrs. H. 3. Leon
ard, of Holtvtlle, Cal IMr. (Leonard
being a past grand of iBanbaraworth
Rebekah lodge of El Centro, Cal.
WILL GIVE UP KAISER
Paris. July t9. The Kord Deut
i he Allgemelne Zeltung of Berlin,
the mouthpiece of the government
ruder the Imperial regime, declares
It ha Information that Holland will
consent to the extradition ot former
iBmperor William, according' to a
Berlin dispatch to 'Pari newspapers.
The formal handing over of the for
mer emperor to the Allies, it adds,
will take place At The Hague.
RAWTlljMBa, XMEPBUm OOCMTT. OREOOS. BATVHhAY, SVhX lit, 1010.
COMITIlOLLF.lt WILLIAMS AC
CIBKD OF TAKING COMMISSION'
VOU BALK OF AltLI.VGTOX
REP. M'FADDEH WOULO IMPEACH
Comptroller Hy "Charge Are
FalseiwMKl From Start to Finish
Received No Compeiuiatton
Washington, July 19. charges
that John Bkelton Williams, como-
'trollor of the currency, aided foy his
brother-in-law, Louis C. William.
of Richmond, Va., In negotiating for
purchase toy the government of pro
perty In Washington valued at $(,
200,000 aod received part of the
commission for the sale, vw made
today before the house rules com
mittee by Representative McFadden.
McFadden asked the house to re
port out his resolution providing for
U Appointment of a special com
mittee to Investigate, and announced
that U the investigation -was not or
dered h would nrefer charres on the
floor of the house and ask Williams'
Comptroller Williams said the
charges "were utterly without foun
dation and a' falsehood from the start
to finish." He said he had no in
terest In the sale of the Arlington
hotel property to the government
and received no compensation.
London. July 19. The British
Empire celebrated the peace treaty
today. (Nineteen thousand allied
soldiers marched here and King
George received the warriors' salutes
Ashluud Chautauqua opened Fri
day with record house to hear Bil
ly Sunday in the evening. J. H. Ful
ler, president of the association.
state (hat the session this year
promised to eclipse all other years.
and that they have talent which will
draw big houses. The canwlna: fa
cilities have toeen enlarged -but are
still inadequate to accommodate all
without some crowding.
Edwin iW. Whitney, great dramatic
reader, and Camp Lewis quartette
appear 'Monday, and Tuesday will be
Bryan and hand day.
SUNDRY CIVIL BILL
, .Washington, July 19,-Presldent
Wilson today signed the sundry civil
bill revised by congress to meet his
objections. The Agricultural appro
priation bill, -with the daylight sav
ing repeal rider eliminated ty the
house for the second time, ndw
aiwnlts senate action.
'Portland,, Ore.. July 19. The
striking telephone operator. ,and
electrical worker are uncertain to
day whether to return t6 work Mon
day a ordered from San Francisco.
Some of the members think the
move is a ruse to get the employes
back until government control ends.
IN OLD MEXICO
HA.MilTM XEAB TAMI'ICO ItOB V,
a HOLIMKK8 WHO IMAKMIIAKK
FROM TIIK ("HKYEJi.VK
CARRANZA ffl TO EXPLAIN
WmUr to Incident In 1014 When f
S. Troop Took Possesioa at
Washington, July If. A boat
from the United States hlp Cheyen
no was held up toy armed men in the
Tames! river, near Tamploo, Mexico,
on July 6th and sailors of the United
States navy robbed.
This Incident Is similar to that
which occurred in 1914. which re
sulted In the occupation toy the Unit
ed State of Vera Cms. Urgent rep
resentations to President Carranza
have gone forward.
The boat from the Cheyenne flew
in American nag. Enlisted men
were on a fishing trip and were rob
bed of their personal effect.
The state department regard the
Incident a most serious. Both the
Mexican government and Tampico
authorities have been notified and
they promised to investigate the mat
ter immediately. (President ' Cr-
raazA's force at In complete control
of the Tampico district.
0. A C. REGENTS IN CITY
President J. W. Kerr. O. tA. C;
Walter M. Pierce and wife, La
Grande; Jefferson 'Myers and wife.
Portland; Geo. M. Cornwall, publish
er of the Timberman, and Mrs. Corn
wall. 'Portland J. K. Weatherford.
and wife, Albany; and Addison 'Ben
nett of the Oregonian, were in the
city today and stopped a few mo
menta to call on friends. They rep
resent the hoard of regent of O. A.
C and are just completing a trip of
Inspection of the seven experimental
stations in the state and checking
up on the work of the county Agents.
They have traveled already about
1200 miles toy automobile And have
Waited the stations at Hood River,
Moro, Hermlston, Union, Burn and
Talent, coming to southern Oregon
by the way of Crater Lake.
The gentlemen speak very hichlr
of the work of Dr. Reimer of the
Talent station who has been ot such
value to the pear growers by the
discovery In the Interior of China af
ter a, world search for a variety ot
pear Immune to ibllght. And toy
the discovery that the application of
sulphur to the alfalfa field increases
the crop HO per cent. Afr. iReimer
was espectln to take the train to
day for San Francisco to sail for
China on another Investigation trip
but was unable to do so as his pass
ports had not arrived. The trip will
now have to he delayed another
Mr. Cornwall complimented the
Courier on the Article appearing in
Friday' dally with reference to the
saving of the redwoods as comment
ed on by Mr. Graves of the forestry
department. Mr. Cornwall Is on a
committee Appointed for the purpose
of devising means to save the red
wood forests. In commenting on the
forest flre situation Mr. Cornwall.
stated that he wired Mr. Graves last
night requesting that he ask the way
department for troops to he used In
helping extinguish the forest fires In
Idaho and Montana, referring to the
splendid sen-Ice of the troop a few
year Ago in Idaho, Montana and
Southern Oregon a auxllaries to the
forest tire fighting force. At that
time Mr. Cornwall wired President
Tatt tor troop and the troops were
on the ground within 44 hour.
People ISe like Flies for Lack of
Medicine; Ited Cross Face Huge
Task Fighting IMM-axe
Paris, June 22. (By mall). A
cossack herdsman from the eastern
corner or the Black Sea, in high. as
trakhan np and faded long oat.
recently wandered Into American
Hd Cross headquarter in Pari. He
had sold everything he owned in or
der to meet the expense of a journey
across Burope to tell the Red Cross
that the Cossacks of Kuban were dy
ing of typhus.
He told his story to the Commis
sioner, who ordered an immediate
Investigation. (Major Edwin C. ei
ter, of Urbana, 111., formerly head
of the 'Montenegrin Unit of the Am
erican Red Cross, was sent to' Ku
ban to report on conditions. He
found there were 100,000 case of
typhus on the slopes of the Caucasus
and thai throughout the Kuban dis
trict there -was a lack of all drugs
and medical supplies. Not only were
the people dying of disease, tout the
wounded soldier of the army en
gaged In frontier fighting, were
without dressings or anaesthetics
for even major operation. Not In
the whole of Kuban waa then a
single ounce ot ether or chloroform.
As a result ot these reports, the
American Red Cross haa outfitted t
ship to proceed to Kuban with com
plete equipment for a ftv hundred
bed hospital. 1.500 tons of drugs
and 1.500 tons of dothing. Ten Red
Cross officers And fifteen Anerican
reuer administration worker make
op the unit, which will estahiish a
hospHAl atad distribute the supplies
with the fall authority of , th e
facto government of the Kuban re
RACE TO SEATTLE VrtTH
San iPranclsco, July 19. Carrying
a million dollars worth of new sav
ing certificate issued toy the treas
ury. (Robert E. Smith, director of
the 'war loan organization ot the
Twelfth Federal Reserve district.
started at 3 o'clock this Afternoon
in a race toy Airplane, motor boat.
automobile and train, trying to
reach Seattle before the departure
ot the mail, steamer Alaska tomor
row night. The Airplane will meet
him At iRosoburg tomorrow when the
Tokio. July 19. 'Rejection of the
Japanese claim for recognition of
racial jquality in the peace confer
ence apparently has not discouraged
those who are working in euonort of
the principle through the Racial In
discrimination league which was or-
gaoled In Japan about six months
Ago. The organization has now been
made, And It plan is to resubmit the
proposal every year at the sittings of
the league ot nation council.
PORTLAND MEN TAKE
A deal has just toeen consumated
wherein (Leslie iPott and Hal. J.
Slsley, of Portland, become the oper
ators of the Yellow Horn gold mine.
in the Placer district. It was not
an outright sale, tout a lease .and
contract to purchase, the price be
ing 117,000. The mine waa owned
by the Yellow Horn Mining Com
pany.? Mesars. Pott and Sisly are
preparing to work the mine Imme
WHOLE MMBEK 2722.
HIT BY DROUTH
ID BIG FIRES
THOl'SAJfDS ..HEAU ..LIVESTOCK
TAKEX FROM BTATE, WHILE '
FARMERS RECEIVE AID
ST 1 ll LOW
Fire tn Idaho and Washing-tost Bag
racfaerked; Much Valuable Thn
br Being Destroyed
Helena. Moot., July 19. The rear
of drouth - which has precipitated a
grazing crisis under which ten of
thousands of cattle, horse and sheen
are to toe sent to Minnesota, Wiscon
sin And Nebraska to graze, is said to
be the most remarkable in Che an
nals of the state. . The dry weather
has caused serious forest tire and
wnw ra ienrva as Aumsi is a mora
critical month than July, while Sep
tember and October are often the
worst of All.
- The rivers are low. The Missouri
at Great Fall never ha toeen known
to he so low. Leading cities have
begun to worry atoout their supplies
of water for drinking; and domestic
purpose. And conservation is "toeing
urged and even commanded toy mu
The drouth 1 wider BDread than
it ha toeen heretofore. Not only the
so-caJIed dry-farming counties, which
ranked as semi-arid in the past and
were used chiefly for grazing, toot
the fertile ralleye of the south and
west have felt the heat. Even irri
gation has not Always assured good
crops, (for water for that purpose
has-begun to run low.
Spokane. Wash.. July 19. Forest
fire in Northern Idaho are still eat
ing their way Into valuable govern
ment, state end private owned tim
ber. The citizen of Newport, Wash.,
are fighting fire atoout a mile from
the town. Six fire are burning in
Kanikmi forest, near Newport.
Missoula, Mont. July 19. -Town
in the Coeur d'Alene viw w.f.
Montana, are now threatened by the
rorest nres of district No. 1.
(Last night the Henderson fir
jumped the mountains into the Mul-
lan gulch country, while the fire
which Is reported as threatening .
'Regis. Mont., jumped the river there
and Is now spreading rapidly and
with little opposition.
The JtTOatlv increased inenai of
the fires In the lasttwo days Is due
to the excessive heat which was fol
lowed by high winds. Should the
high winds continue, forest service
officials declare, there are not
enough men under orders of the dis
trict to stop the flames.
Chicago, HU July 19. Employes
Of Chicago's transDOrtation Hum
have decided by an overwhelming
vote to go on strike if their demands
for a' large wage increase are nok
met. Women cashiers of the elevat
ed lines have joined the men in vot
ing. ' (Mayor Thompson has appoint
ed a mediation committee.
PACIFIC FLEET HAS
SAILED FOR THE WEST
Old (Point Comfort. Va.. Julv 19
Six super-dreadnaughts and 36 des
troyers and tenders, the vanguard to
lead the way for the 200 naval craft
of the 0?aclfic fleet, sailed from
here today bound for the western
coast via Panama' Canal. -