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GRANTS PASS, JOHEIHINE COUNTY, OREGON, r'KIDAt', At GI 8T 1, 1010.
WHOLE Xl'HBER 271.
TWO h.WH OF FIOHTINO AT
Jtwiti-:. depletes MMI XI.
r TION HUTLV
ticnerul liclt. Sulci to lie IIUIIiik
in lll'lit )wr Moi'uit IUirl-r.
Will Join Wllh Vllln, Lnt-r
HI l'linci, Tex. Aim. I Kranclwo
Vitlu'H army which advanced on
J tiaras with the luuuUou ul tou
HiiTlnu northern Mexico and elul
Unhing it rebel government In tliu
north, retired hefure I'liltcd Slate
BANDIT DECEIVING FOLLOWERS
troop badly demoralised and llmir.;J,W(,1ry ,mv )n h(Un
gonlzcd. uy deserter, impremied
soldier who escaped and rrvtllan
who hw tti 'in at Villa Aliumada.
After I wo day and night of In
termlttnnt fighting for owieiwilon of
J wore. Villa had depleted hie am
munition aiipply. A member of hi
taff who came to tho border after
the retirement said muny of Villa'
men had no ammunition. Only Vil
la' bodyguard hnd more than loo
round, Soldier had thrown away
their rifle while crossing the dcucrt
wltli the American rnvalry In pur-
Vllln.. J.ilnirritntinl wlm mi-d nul 1
from Villa at Villa' Ahumada, re,ort
ra in .iiftximn viuuillin III Jiurv nni
theeliel were without toai. and
that their morale waa very-low.
. DlNMenalon took place anion ir VII
lu'a men nfter the JunTex battle. Mnr
tln Ixipor., who led the flahtlnn In
Juarea. la eald to have denounced
Villa and an-paed I he bandit leader
of deceiving hi men Into MlevlitR
the I'nlied State Kovernment would
reeoKnlxe t'hn Villa revolution and
American trooiHi would not moleat
them when they attacked Jiiarer.
' Another report reaching the bor
der latd Villa aelecled 2000 pick
ed men Tor hi force and aturtcd
oii til toward Harrul, 'announcing
that "he could not Hunt the Amer
ican'' and niiylng he waa going hick
to tho mountulliH. Villa activities
In. the vicinity of Purra). recently
would tend to confirm this report.
tlenerul iAnal ' roported to
hnve aepiiraled .from Villa' ,nnd to 1te
hiding In the htlla nciir the iborder.
Vllln piirllauiiH here denied that
Villa' army whb demoralized. They
nay one of Villa' trl k U to hch'I-
tyr 1)1 forcoa afler a battle and
tnen roa.Haemble them when ho Ih
ready to conduct nuothcr campulgti.
Tllnr do Conchoa, on the Concho
river near Parral, la enld by Villa'
ugMiil here to be the rendeavou for
, Villa' forces .and all of hi linnda
are drifting In thnt direction.
XKW llltlTIHII TKKATV
now i;hkii nisci ssiox
Tiondon. Aug. 1. The nrltiah for
eign office bag announced negotia
tion with the United State for a
i new commercial treaty, the text aoou
to '1e lalld before parliament, the
! "New ay.
POLICY AND RETIRE
Stockholm, Aug. 1. The Svenaka
liagblatt nab Information that Niko
lai Lonlno, Tremlor, Intend to toe
Kin drastic change of policy and
then retire. One condition of re
tirement will foe Chat ton .TroUky,
war mlnlater, le left In command of
he red army.
A Rovlot official tatoment report
ueceaaes for the Ibolahevlkl 1n the
;nega sector, lArchalngel. states
hat the bolshevlkl advanced 14
lea, aided Ty mutiny among Allied
Interest In lliti swimming con
tent to be held at I ho bathhouse
thin evening t 6:30 o'clock ho In
creased to a oonldorable extent In
tlio last two day. Thn total num
lr of entrant li 45, and will prob
ably bn r.O by 6 o'clock when the
mitry lint clone. Tho contest prom
ise to bn spirited and will tart
promptly on tlmo. A large number
of plcniu partle ar planned for thin
evening, and with thn bund concert
following the swimming contest,
thn park will Ije the renter' of at
trnctjon IIiIh evening.
W..G. White will run bin Jltny
from tho Spa to the bridge between
5 iinil 6:30 p. in. at a 10c fare.
;i:iti w not hewivkh no
J'NUEU KKAIl YANK THEFTS
t'oblnn. Aim. 1 -Civilians In Cob
lonx huve recently -been bringing to
Unlit thfllr Store f llvurwnri mill
iiiohI or the tlmo lnc tho American
came to Germany.
Precedlng the American army of
occupation were wild reports re
garding the khuM clad soldier and
most of the clvlllnna, expecting their
home to be plundered, hurriedly
placed tholr valuable In safely de
poult vault in (he bank or In their
Now that the German have learn
ed to trust the American they are
telling how and where tholr treasure
ha lieen hidden all theae month.
OAXIMIWTK MK tH)VKHVOIt
llrookvllle. Iud., Aug. 1. Will H.
Hay. "halrman of the republican
national committee announced today
that he will not be a candidate for
governor, but will continue hi pres
ent dul lea."
WuHhlngton, Aug. 1. A Joint
rcaolullon aiiNpendlng for 1919 the
requirement of annuul aHemiment
work on mining clulma waa adopted
yeeterduy by the house and nent to
WaahliiKton, Aug. J. The house
commerce committee baa reported
favorably on the resolution tor a
federal trado comm Union of Inquiry
Into the price of ahoea .
Prealdent Wilson has accepted the
rcHlgniuUon of K. V. Taussig, chair
man of the United States tariff com
MONTANA TO KK8TOHK
. OM) .TKI.KPHOXK ItATHS
'Helena, Mont., lAug. 1 Telephone
line operating In Montana must
noon restore the rates dn effect prior
to the Increase ordered 'by Postmas
ter 'General Burleson during fed
eral control or be brought into court
to show why they should not be
k'jiniwlled to do so, according to an
announcement by lAtty. General S.
Sljirt on lccturp Tour
'Mra. Jennie 'Kemp, after spending
the past five weeks with her sister,
Vr. J. ,E. Malr, left this afternoon
or San (Pranclsco to start on her
i:eallng tour of several months fpr
'he W. 10. T. U., which will take
'or through California, Nebraska
ltd Wyoming. Mrs. Kemp will at
'md the Congress of Reform at Pa
cific Grove and also the national W
T. U, (victory convention at St.
Fxuls NovomTjer 15.
OF RAILWAY SHOPMEN
Hundred Thousand in Chicago District and Walkouts in
East and West -President Asks Action on Wage In
crease Committee Before House b Given Recess
(IiI'-sko, . Aug. 1. Tho federal
ahopmeii'a union today called a na
tion wlilo Htrlke of railroad shopmen
and walkout occurred in lloston,
Philadelphia. Denver and elsewhore.
t'nlon' official claim the railroad ad
miiilHlration promlxed them a set
tlement -by July 1.
Chloago, Aug. 1. One hundred
thotieaTtd railway shopmen In the
Chicago district, and 30.000 lu the
Atlanta district alruck today for
WaHhington. Aug. 1, d'reHldent
L 16 SETS
Sun KTunclsco, Aug. 1 Two girls,
16 and 17 year old, and a! third.
who a year ago was unable to swim
a stroke are engaging the attention
of followers of aquatic on the Pa
Mis Helen Martin. 16 year old,
of Honolulu, in a recent swimming
meet, lout only by a few Inches In
the 50 yard 'breast stroke event to
Mr. Terie lech. Miss Martin's per
formance Is the more remarkable bv
reason or the fact that In this race
Mr. IVench created a new - Pacific
coast record of 1 minute, 39.6 sec
onds for the distance.
Ruth Crane is the 17 year old
mermaid. In the same meet she won
both the 50 and 100 yard sprint
events. She Ih an Alumedo; girl, aud
her friend are predicting a brilliant
future for her In swimming compe
tition. Ullian Snow grass who, a year ago.
was unable to swim a single stroke.
placed second In the diving events
to Miss Glod.v lltoehmer. the Pa
cific Association champion. She ha8
competed only a few times. Under
the circumstance her ability "con
sidered quite remarkable.
WOl l.U i:PKIUTK Tl'NXKI.
vxi)i:n i:gmsii ciiaxxki.
Pari. Aug. 1. Measure to ex
pedite the conrtruvtlon of a tunnel
under the Kngllah channel connect
ing France and England were pre
sented to he cabinet today by Al
bert ClaYelte, minister of public
'Honolulu, 'Aug. 1. Serious anti-
Japanese disturbances are reported
at Tel Nan Fu, capital of the prov
ince or Shantung, China. The com
mander of the Chinese garrison la
reported to have declared mattlal
WOl Ll IJCT HUNS GO HOME
AS SOON AS fOHMIULE
Paris, Aug. 1. General iPershln
ald today that In this opinion the
43,000 German .prisoners held 'by the
American army may be. released as
soon as the German peace treaty Is
ratified by three ot the great powers.
He said he believed t would not
be necessary to await American rati
fication. - -
Wilson ha axked congress to create
a apecial investigating commission
to pa on the wage increase for
railway shopmen and other em
ployes. "Washington, Aug. 1. President
Wilson teday asked Speaker Gillette
of the house to postpone the recess
until definite action tm.il been taken
on hi request thai congress set up
a committee to pass upon wage in
crease for railroad employes. Wage
inTeasea asked by the railway shop
man total $800,000,000 per year.
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 1. Cana
dian worklngmen lost $7,000,000 in
wages In Jane and slightly more
than halt that amount in the pre
ceding month, according to esti
mates. The Winnipeg strike alone cost
the worklngmen several million dol
lars. Board of trade officials be
lieve the economic loss o merchant,
manufacturer and the public was at
least 100 per cent more than the la
.In June, the SO strikes In Canada
involved 87,917 men, women and
children. The official estimate shows
a: loss of about 1,445,021 .working
day. The average wage mvolved iu
the 'Winnipeg strike was about $5 a
In May there were 84 strikes In
volving 77,688 workers who tost
893.816 working days.
SKYMKKIXU TO IIKTME
X)MMOX IX ltOSKltl ISO
Preparing to 1eat Medford to it.
H. a Percy. Harry Hildeburn, Leo
Devaney and Roy Bellows, are today
preparing to form a stock company
tor the purpose of buying aM air
plane for local commercial use. Al
most enough money has been secur
ed already to assure the purchase of
the machine and it la quite 'probablt
that the order will 1e sent In to
Mather Field early next week. In
the event that the plane Is 'bought.
Mr. Percy will cancel the agreement
with the Medford comjwny and the
money will be kept at home.
'Paris, Aug., 1. Ratification of
the German peace treaty was today
recommended to the chamber of
deputies by a vote of 34 to 1. by
the peace committee.
8VICWK KOl'TK GhTTIXG
, AMONG HAWAIIAN JAPS
Honolulu, T. IH,, Aug. 1. An epi-
demio of suicide among the Japan.
ese ot Oahu is noted lately. . No less
than nine Japanese have taken their
own fives. In the case of six It waa
thwarted love that was responsible.
Th oases were similar. The parents
of " the bridegroom had selected a
picture bride In Japan and the young
man wanted his lady lover born
hwe. Two ot the other cases were
men Who were despondent. The last
waa a girl pursued by a scandal mon
THIRTY-TWO KILLED IN
CHICAGO' RACE RIOTS
Oliicago, Aug. 1. titate troop
am In full control of the race war
situation and riots are believed end
ed. The death list has reached a total
Chicago, July 31. Race war ter
ror and 'bloodshed had abated to
night efter four days and nights of
rioting, nt violence continued to
occur sporadically notwithstanding
an army of nearly 10,000 state
troops and policemen were on active
duty In the south side negro qitar-
Three negroes died today of bul
let wounds, making the official list
32, of whom 18 were neicroes. Only
one of the three waa shot, though a
dooen or wre members of both
races were wounded In scattered dis
turbances. .There, was no shooting
by troops, who were ordered on the
street last night hy Governor Low.
d"n m rssraeat of Mayor Thomp
son. The negro district waa compara
tively' quiet tonight. The presence
of the troops apparently had calmed
the -negroes' fears and had a salu
tary effect upon disturbing element
among both whites and blacks.
XRE1 FOR PACIFIC COAST
XAVAL ACADEMY IS TOGED
San Francisco. Aug. 1. Camoalen
for establishment of a second United
States naval academy on the Pacific
coast Is being conducted by' local
newspapers and officials. Attention
is drawn to the present overtaxed
capacity of the academy at Annapo
lis and desirability of having an
academy on the west coast in connec
tion with the new (Pacific fleet.
At times past agitation for .both
military and naVal academy branches
on the 'Pacific coast has been car
ried on in the west.
London, Aug. 1. The volunteer
army of General Dentkene, anti-bol
shevik leader. It Is reported, scored
another Important victory captur
ing the city of (Poltava and stores of
TOKIO STUDENTS ARE
Tokio, July 4. (Corespondence)
A student group of the Toklo- Im
perial university has organized a so
ciety' for national expansion uphold
ing ot Japanese traditions and to
oppose blind adoption ot the ideals
of 'Western civilization. The stu
dents assert that Japan has her own
characteristic civilization which Is
strong enough to be Independent of
the European and American civiliza
AXOTHER AUTO AOCIDEXT
OX ROBERTS MOVXTAIX
Roseburg, Aug. t. iRoberta
mountain was the scene ot another
automobile accident Wednesday af
ternoon. Bud 'Belcher, a mail car
rier of Anchor, Oregon, lost control
of his 'Ford machine, when he be
came excited in passing another au
tomobile on a very eteep grade. The
cat backed Sdown the incline and
turned over. The occupants of the
machine were thrown out, but were
not seriously injured. The car was
damaged to some extent.
Airplane Goes to Ashlnnd
. The . Medford owned airplane
Which did. a thriving business here
Wednesday and Thursday and gave
many an opportunity. to view the
city from the sky left this morning
shortly after 9 for Ashland and will
spend two days there. The plane
was In charge" of Pilot Delbert Jones
and' carried as passenger Geo.
Theichler of Medford.
NO RELIEF IN
If OR HIGH
COMMITTEE CONSIDKKg MEAN'S
FOH REOl'CIXG COST WILL
- ItEPOKT OX MONDAY
MANY LIKES INCREASE IN JULY
Canadiun ivies Continue to Soar -and
Causes forest la All
Washington, Ang. 1, -A commit
tee to consider means' for reducing
the high cost of living and report
to the president on Monday was ap
pointed by a conference of cabinet
officer held today in the office of
Attorney General Palmer.
The monthly review Issued by the
federal reserve boards forecasts no
relief from the present high prices.
It notes that July saw Increases in
many lines and says there la a dispo
sition to accept present price terete
and expect a continuation of the pre
vailing level for some time to come.
Attorney General Palmer said one
suggestion for reducing the living
cost waa that the government All ;
this year's crop at market price to
be determined by the law of supply
and demand and make up a guaran
tee to farmers out of a billion dollar
fund appropriated by congress.
Ottawa, Ont. Aug. t 1. Despite
government efforts to reduce prices,
cost of living in Canada continues
to soar. The high prices were cited
as the cause of unrest In every dis
trict, according to investigators of
the recent strikes throughout the
Government officials stated that
the high cost of necessities was re
sponsible tor the dissatisfaction of
thouands of conservative working
men. They also asserted this sub
ject gave radicals an excuse for try?
lng out more ambitious schemes.
The average tost of 29 staple
foods in 60 cities in June was $13.72.
as compared with SA3.53 in May. of
ficial statistics show. In June, 1914,
the average was $7.35.
IDAHO CITV THKEATBXKD
. BY XEW FOREST FIRE
Wallace, Idaho, Aug. 1. A fire,
said to have started from sparks
from a Northern Pacific engine at
Gem, was blown by a' high wind to
grass and timber on an adjacent
mountain side, and In a few bours
raced over the top of-the mountain
toward the Tamarack and the Inter
state Callahan mines. All women
and children at these two mines have
been brought to Wallace for safety.
The fire this afternoon was but a
few miles from here, and up to a
late hour a large force ot men had
been unable materially to check its
progress. It is the most threatening
fire here since 1910, when many
men in the district were trapped and
burned to death and a portion of
the city was destroyed.
TREATY PROTOCOL IS
PRESENTED TO SENATE
Washington, Aug. 1. The proto
col of the German peace treaty, de
fining explanations ot the treaty .
agreed to in memorandums ex
changed between German and allied
plenipotentaries was laid before the
senate today by Vice President Mar
shall. The dooument was submitted
by President Wilson yesterday but
too late for submission until today.
Explanatory letters from President
Wilson and Secretary Lansing ac
companied the protocol.