Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Grants Pass daily courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1919-1931 | View This Issue
Vol IX., No. SKM.
cruris M.iciiiM-; owned iiy
.Mi:i)ixiu compaw to mt.;i:
here mm m Tuesday
lietil. Hurt, i:M-rt Aviator, In
1iurg; Many IVopIt (Ji-ttlng
tlm "lilglil Him"
(iriinlH I'uhn fiipl arc nut going
to Ixi buck iuiiiiImth. Next Monday
they will flyltiK high although
not im high a pork In Chicago. Hut
thrllliim are promised.
J. II. lKnlHOII, llllM BM lt the
utt few duy ut IiIh unto saltts
agency In M -i ford, Into secured thu
promise of thu Modforrt company
owning tlx new Curtis biplane to
brlii Ihn inuchlni- in thin illy Mon
day and Tucttdity, providing enough
passciiKcr flights ran tie hooked In
advance. Mr. Di-nlson Id Interested
In thn plane and yesterday at .Mod
font made a flight, going up to un
altitude or uliout l.r.Oil foci. Ho
states thut h greatly enjoyed the
rido and did not become diuty or
There will be a charge of flu and
war tux for tn minute flights, hiii
lii ten . minutes a pussi'tigcr will have
tlino to enjoy thn thrills and Ret a
fine view of thn surrounding coun
try. Should ii passenger desire to ro
muln up longer than the ten minute
period, thorn will be a chance of a
dollar a minute.
Mr. Dcnlsnn will begin to book
flights Friday morning, at his sales
agency In this city, first comn, first
treated to a ride up toward the
clouds. IA few people halve already
wpoken for trip.
Thn plane used I similar to the
Curt In machines that visited Grants
Pass a few weeks' back, and will he
driven by Meut. Hart of Medford.
army aviator of over a! year's ex
perience. In France. He Is accredited
.by the I'. 8. government with bring
ing down 'lioofie planes and 1m said
to be a capable 'pilot. Secley Hall,
also of iModford. will have charge of
the ground work. Ile.'also. has had
nhont a year's experience with air
planes. Mr. Denlxon statin that It Is the
Intention to book enough orders to
keep thn plane In thin city two days,
next Monday and Tuesday. Flights
worn 'made at Medford yesterday dur
ing the entire day. four ladles 'being
among the number, and no trouble
whatever whm experienced with the
machine. The piano wilt carry but
ono passenger a;t a time, and there
will be no "tall-spins" or other fancy
MINE COMMISSION AI
San Francisco, July 24. The com
mission appointed (0 adjust claims
of thn minerals mining concerns
brought iby the fall'uro of the gov
ernment to take dollvery. of contract
od minerals aftor tho signing of the
armistice, announced today It would
open .hearings In Medford, Ore., on
, The commission Is hoadod by for
iimf Senator John F. Shafroth of
Colorado. After two weeks In Med
ford It will proceed to Portland
Ilaker City, Butte, Salt (Lake City,
Denver and then return to Washing
ton. The commission 4s handling the
appropriation of $8,600,000 allowed
by congress to convpensate mining
BRAZIL SAYS HUNS
I'nllk) Aiiirrlriiii Ki 1,-miiuiii, Who
Tries to H'l Vim Koincthliig Von
Have No (sit I'or I
Rio d Junelro, Brazil, July 24.
Whatever else the llra.llluns may
think of the Germans, they have a
strong liking for the ImihIihks meth
ods of the German representatives
formerly In Brazil. Pattern utter
the German If you would be sucres-
fu in dealing with thn Brazilian
merchants Is the ad be Brazilians
give to North Americans seeking to
DKluibllsh commercial connections
held by Kuropeun buslmw houses be
fore the war.
It Is not from a desire to criticize
but more from a spirit of sympathy
and helpfulness that Brazilians offer
One local merchant says the Ger
man devoted all his efforts to ideas.
In the ctistomor. He learned the
native language, caterod to the likes,
whims and eccentricities of the buy
er. He did not try to convince the
customer that he did not know his
business or that the people did not
know the styles. Instead he order
ed from Ruroie exactly what the
merchant requested and when the
shipment orrlved he was on hand to
see that It was right or to make It
In contrast to this the Brazilian
merchants tell of many North Amer
icans trying to sell them something
they do not want, trying to convince
the nrnxlllan that he does not know
his own market, or even taking his
order and then sending him some
thing different, The storr Is told
of one Brazilian ordering a' number
or Muck horses from North Amer
ica and receiving all white.
Highway CommMoner tfooth
when shown the article regarding the
report from Crescent City that there
was a movement on foot to divert the
proposed higliway to the Oregon
state lino in Josephine county and
run It up the coast said. "The Oregon
commission knows of no such move.
We have asked the government to
Join us In a mall route from Grants
Pass to Waldo. We have also figur
ed with tho forestry service for the'
work over Hayes hill the division;
between Slate creek and the Illinois j
valley which Is Included with the
mall route cooperative plun from
Oraiits Pass to Waldo. We have
agreed on the plan and tho commis
sion will receive bids for this part
of the work July 29. This line will
"The work Ju tho north art of
Jadcson county Is progressing nice
ly." said Mr. nonth, "but the work
on the Slsklyotts Is not moving as
yvpidly as It should but we are In
sisting on speeding up the work and
It will 'be pushed alons more rapid
ly." In the dlooth party were Mrs.
Rooth, their' son, Floyd, Engineer
N'unn. iMr. and Mrs. John Kelley of
Portland. Mr. Kelly is on the Ore
gonlan staff. They had been through
Douglas Coos and' Curry counties
and back through Josaphlne.
TOUR UNITED STATES
Washington. July 24:-JAn army
bombing plane carrying a crew of
rive left the ground here today on
the first leg" of " a flight of 8,000
miles around the rim of the country.
Tho-flrst stop Is scheduled at (Au
gusta, Mufne, 560 miles from Wash
ington. The lnne will go' through
31 states on the Ajlantlc, 'Pacific
and Oulf states and along the Ca
nadian border. (Lieutenant Colonel
R. 3. lHartz is commanding.
O'jAWTg PAB8, JOHErilIXE OOCKTT, OREGON, THL'KSDAIT, JILV l, 191.
TAFT WORKS TO LINE UP
ALL LEAGUE OPPONENTS
Searching For Reservations
Democrat Leaders Are Firm Lodge Wants Copy of
Treaty With France For Use in Senate
Washington. July 31. Former
President Taft has written several
republican senators and leaders,
suggesting reservations to the peace
treaty which might lie acceptable to
both sides. He bns opened corre
spondence on the subject with demo
cratic leaders. Senator -Hitchcock,
democrat of Xohraaka, received a
letter today from Mr. Taft.
Kncouraged 1y iMr. Taft's efforts
the republicans are -working on the
program of reservations with Increas
ed activity. Although .Senator Mc
Nary of Oregon and others are con
ditionally favoring the league and
believe that in the end most demo
crats and 'many republicans will
unite on some middle ground, dem
ocratic leaders remain unchanged t
and favor unreserved ratification of
Mr. Taft In his recommendations
makes six stipulations as follows:
First That upon two years' no
tice the I'nltcd States may cease to
bo a member of the leugue without
having the league pass upon wheth
er sire had fulfilled all her obliga
tions under the covenant.
Second That self-governed col
onies and dominions should not be
represented on the league council at
the eanie time with the mother gbf
eminent, or be Included In any of
those clauses where the parties to
the dispute are excluded from its
Third That the functioning of.
the council under article 10 shall Xo j
advisory only, and thateaich mem-i
uer sha.ll die left free to determine
questions of war In Its own way, the
GREAT SHIPS TO CROSS
Washington, July 24. Two gi
gantic oceun liners, larger than any
ships now afloat, and designed to
cross the Atlantic In tour days, will
be built by the shipping 1oard. They
will be 1,000 feet long, have a speed
of 30 knots an hour, and be equip
ped as commerce destroyers in the
event of war.
Missoula. Mont., July 24. Hea'vy
ruins have improved the fire situa
tion In Idaho and (Montana.
WILL BE LET AUGUST 5
Salem. Ore., Jply. 24. -Paving,
grading, macadam, ibrldge building
contracts aggregating from $1,500,-
000 to (2,000,000 wiU be let by the
state highway commission at its
meeting In Portland 'August 5, It was
announced here today. The highway
Improvements are to cover about 140
miles, of iwhlch 100 will be grading
and macadam and 40 miles paving.
Among the (bridges to be butlt are
f)ve In Jackson county, one over
'Millers gulch, one over Blrdseye
creek on the 'Pacific highway near
Rogue river, of 30,000 pounds rein
forcing ateel and 240 lineal feet of
concrete band rail; and three rein
forced concrete bridges over Neil
creek on the jPaalflo high-way near
In Josephine county, on the Stage
Road iPaaa, Wolf Creek ectlon. Pa
cific highway, 4.8 miles of road will
be put in macadam. Other work is
to be contracted for In Douglas, Ben
ton, Clatsop, Deschutes, Marlon,
Umatilla, Union, Wasco, . Wheeler
and Yamhill counties-.
Acceptable to Both Sides-
decision of the I'nlled States rest
ing with, congress.
Fourth That differences 'between
the nations regarding Immigration,
the tariff and other domestic ques
tions shall not he left to the league
Fifth That the Monroe doctrine
Is to be reserved for administration
by the United States.
Sixth That the United States re
serves the right to withdraw uncon
ditionally at the end of ten years, or
at least to terminate then her, obli
gations under article JO.
Washington. July 24. Chairman
Lodge, of the foreign relations com
mittee, today offered a resolution re
questing that President Wilson sub
mit to the senate the treaty by
hlch the United States would prom
ise aid to France In the erent of an
unprovoked attack by Germany
Unanimous consent for an Immedi
ate consideration was refused. Sen
ator T.odge then offered the measure
after a,' sharp debate In which the re
publicans declared that the terms of
the treaty required It be submitted
to the senate for ratification at the
same time as the treaty -with r
Washington, July 24. Declaring
that the treaty provision giving Jap
an control In Shantung "had heen
repeatedly -misinterpreted and gen
erally misunderstood," Seqator Rofb
Inson. ' Arkansas democrat, today
told the senate it was unjust to sus
pect Japan's motives or question her
declaration that the territory would
eventually be restored to China.
W. T. Breen, manager . of the
Grants Pass and Crescent City Stage
company, returned last night from
Crescent City, where he spent the
past 10 days. Mr. Breen praises the
road wi.rk being done by the county
between Kerby and Waldo and states
that -great care Is being taken In the
grading and rolling.
Mr. Breen states that a contract
has been let for 8.8 miles of new
road south of Crescent City, com
mencing at the end of the long
beach and extending to the "last
chance." The contract was let to
PaLmer & MoBride for $199,400 and
is to be completed In 300 weather
$30,000 WHEAT LOSS
BY FIRE AT PENDLETON
Portland, Ore., July 24. 'A scare
of small fires are reported in the
vicinity of Roseburg. Tvhile grain
fires destroyed over $30,000 worth
of standing wheat near Pendleton.
The wheat was fully covered by In
surance. There are no dangerous
fires reported In the state today.
Medford, Ore., July 24. The Oa
gnon Lumber Mill on the outskirts of
Medford was burned last night, with
a loss of $25,000. The proprietor,
J. T. Oagnon, thinks the fire was in
condlary. The mill will be rebuilt
LONG DROUTH HITS
Creates tIuh fire Hazard; Winter
W'hnat View Well; Spring Sown
Grain Almoxt Failure
Portland, Ore., July 24. A warn
ing that the long drouth Is creating
C serloiig fire hazard in many parti
f the fete and that extreme care
ihould be taken to prevent fires in
:r;iln fields and stack yards and for-
esu. was Issued by the local weath
er bureau In its summary of weather
and crop conditions in Oregon for
tre piift week.
Abnormally high temperature
opened and closed the week, said the
report. The mean temperature was
opsiderably above normal. There'
naf; no rainfall and drying northerly
l. ds were a feature In many sec
tions. Streams are reported low and
some springs are failing. Water for.
Irrigation is scarce in places.
Harvest of winter iwheaX is con
tinuing, approaching completion in
some localities. Some spring wheat
has ibeen harvested in Josephine and
Malheur counties. The weather has
been favorable for harvest . and
and threshing. Winter wheat is
yielding as well as had been expect
ed. Late spring wheat is deteriorat
es steadily, under the Influence of
the hot, dry weather and a consider
able acreage will not be harvested.
Harvest of winter oats is progressing
with yields generally fair to good.
Harvest of barley is complete In
many places. Corn hat made good
growth but -where unirri gated needs
rain, especially on high ground. . .. .
shipping of peaches has begun in
Douglas county. Berry picking pro
gressed without Interruption. All
unirrlgated fruit needs rain. Logan
berries have been Injured by the
heat and drouth.
TJnlrrigated meadows need rain
Where water for irrigation haa been
sufficient alfalfa has grown rapidly,
ii & . . ...
Biuruge is tailing rapidly but In
most places stock still Is doing well.
In Lake county son stock Is suffer
for lak of -water.
Early potatoes are generally yield
ing well, except where Injured bv
frost. Late potatoes and garden
vegetables need rain. Tomatoes are
ripening In Josephine Hjonnty.
MUST ALL BE SCREENED
Carl D. Shoemaker, state ami
warden, has instructed Denntv War
den Walker, of Medford, to take per
sonal charge of the screening of the
irrigating ditches and told him tn
enforce the compliance of the la,
without favor to anyone. The state
officials nave gone to a great deal of
trouble and expense trying out dif
ferent screeps, and had finally adopt
ed the Aitken self cleanine semen
which as now perfected and manu
factured by the Mitchell Ladder ...
tory is giving good satisfaction both
io tne state and ditch owners. -
The fish and game commkminn L
spending a great deal of money prop
agating fish and stocking the streams
oi tne state and -will no longer tol
erate the present serious wasto f
fry by ditch owners.
HAVE SMALL BATTLE
Geneva, July 24-s ta result of
an attack on the French soldiers by
the Bulgarians, a French regiment
arrived at Sofia, the 'Bulgarian cap
ital, to disarm the local garrison.
Dispatches state that the French
regiment was attacked by the 'Bul
garians as the regiment -was land
ing at Lom Palanka: a few days ago
A lively fusillade ensued, ' lasting
three hours, during wnlco three of
the iFrench eoldiers were killed.
WHOLE XI MBER 2724.
DEATH IN WAR
KC88IA, GERMAN V A.VD FRANCE
AIIE HEAVIEST LOSERS; V. 8.
KILLED LS 48,tK0
216,000 YAHKS OVERSEAS
1 1 "
Of European Nations SO to 25 Me
Called to Color Killed; Crimean
War 1nse Competitor
(Statistics by Col. Ayre of General
About 4,000,000 men served In
the army of the United States dur
ing the war (Apr. 6, 1917 to Nor. 11,
918). The total number of men
serving in the armed forces of the
country, including the army, . the
navy, the marine corps, and the oth
er services, amounted to 4,800,000.
It was almost true that a'mong each
100 American citizens 5 took nit
arms in defense of the country-
During the Civil war 2.400.000
men served in the northern armies
or In the navy. In that struggle If
in each 100 inhabitants of the north
ern states served as soldiers or sail
ors. The American effort In the war
with Germany mar be compared with.
that of the Northern states in the
Civil war by noting that in the pres
ent war we raised twice as many men
in actual numbers, but that In om.
portion to the population we raised
only half as many.
It was not until the (German drive
was under way In March, 1918, that
the allies called upon America for
the supreme effort that carried a
million and a half soldiers to France
In six months.
When war was declared there were
only 200.000 in the amy. Two-
thirds of these were regulars and
a third national guardsmen who had
been called to federal service for
duty along the Mexican border.
w hen the war ended this force had
been Increased to 20 times its sire
and 4.000,000 men hajd served.
Figures of American participation
In the war:
Total armed forces, including the
army; navy, marine corps, etc..
Total men in the army, 4,000,000.
Men who went overseas, 2,086,000.
'Men -who fought in France 1,390.-
Greatest number sent In one
Greatest number returning in one
Tons of supplies shipped from Am
erica to France, 7,600,000.
Total registered in draft 24.234.-
Total draft inductions. 2.810,296.
Greatest number inducted In one
Graduates of line officers' train
ing schools, 86,468.
Cost of war to April 30. 1919.
Cost of army to April1 30. 1919.
Battles fought by American trooos
iMonths of American participation
In the war, 19.
Days of battle, 200.
Days of duration of Meuse-Araon-
ne Ibattle, 47.
Americans in Mense-Argonne bat
tle, 1.200.000. . " .
American casualties in Meuse-Ar.
gonne battle, 120,000.
American battle deaths in war,
American wounded in war. 28 6...
nuierii-uu ueums irom disease,
Total deaths In the army, 112,422.
Two out of every three Amerfcan
soldiers who reached France took
part In (battle. The number who
reached France was 2,084,000, and
of these !1,390,000 saw active service
In the front line.
American combat forces were or
( Continued. on Page 2) "