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VOL. IX., No. SIW.
OF ROAD PURSE
OWIMJ TO HIGH V.(il AMI
STIFF l'HKTX .M.Ti:ill.U
WOltK TO ItK hl.ACKIAKU
HARROW ROADS ARE SUGGESTED
Milm of IUmuI lk-ondaiit on Itofihluu
of Attorney Keiiera! In Itegnnljo
Honlnnd, Ore., 'Auk. S..Advauc
lug iages find materials are Increas
ing the costs of road oouslruutluu so
rapidly that the brakes will be ap
plied lo the road-bulldlng program.
It I totting more than the original
(lniate and thla will nucwtNltaie
curtailment. The slowing down pro
cuaa will affect not only the slate
work but the government ro-opera
ttve project, aome of which will
have to be revlMnd and other aban
At the tame time the alate high
way commission I In sight of the
uoiiom or trie puree, Funds are
rapidly becoming exhausted. Miles
of road project are now dependent
on the opinion of the attorney-gen
ral. If the attorney-genoral opine
that the iflean-Darrctt bill enable
bond to ibe sold to meet the federal
appropriation for Oregon the road
progrsin can be carried forward,
with due consideration for mounting
ooati, but If the attorney general'!
opinion I otherwise It la Imtmulluto
ly necessary for the itale highway
commlmlon to aet aside $3,600,000
to meet thl governmental assitance
Unlet the government money I
matched, dolltr for dollar, by the
state, the federal aid will be with
held from Oregon.
Such was the situation which do
. veloped at yesterday's meeting of
the state rlghway commission.
Immediately after the adjourn
ment several member of the legis
lature, who attended the session, do
vlurod that If a special session is
called they will undertake to do
some rond legislation which will be
calculated to 'straighten out a few
kink In the matter of the road
ll'ossjbly of greatest concern ,to
the commlKsInn Is the matter ' of
meeting the government appropria
tion. Commissioner V. I,. Thomp
son declared the people of the statt
would never forgive .the commission
If thla federal money wag lost, The
Hoan-UIarrelt bill was passed to
match federal money, but since Its
ttnactment the government haa ' al
lotted a much larger Bum than that
In sight when the 1)111 was passed by
the legislature. The theory of the
commission and of legislators at yes
terday's meeting Is that the Bean
Harrett 1)111 la sufficiently elastic to
match any amount of rqpney the gov
ernment may set aside for Oregon,
for many months the commission
has hoped for an opinion from ,At-torney-fleneral
" Salt iLake .City,. Aug, 6. Twenty
three governors of abates or the
'" ' (Union ha.ve definitely decided
f 5 o attend the annual governor's con
ference, to be held In Salt Lake City
August 19, 20 and 21.vFlve of the
executives. nave answered inquiries
Indefinitely while the remainder, ap
parently will be unable to attend.
The representation of western gov
ernors seems assured, while several
eastern and middle-western execu
tives will be present.
AND SELLERS MAD
"J-Ui:li-Qulrk" CmM In Kiiglam!
- HllIU $10 to f(M
1-ondon, Aug. 6. The food riots
In Italy and agitation elsewhere on
the continent are- focusing atten
tion on the continued Icrease In the
price of food and clothing In this
country. -Public feeling, Judged by
protesting letters lo the press and
the talk one hears In restaurants and
prfvute house, U mounting to' the
point of exlreme Indignation.
There I great discontent among
small householder. One write to
a lndon pupcr complitinlug of high
prices dnmiinded for eggs, milk and
fruit and declaring "Those who buy
and sell aeein to have gone mad Jn
tneir gei-rlfii-qulck" crane, and
their Impertinence 'iu ' what thty
charge the public 1 something
"If that is. so." the writer com
menu, "why are all woolen good
ramlne prices, and why doe a man's
suit of clothe cost anything rrom
eight to 18 guinea ($40 lo $90)?
why U the profiteering allowed?"
MILLIONS ARE NEEDED
FOR OIL DEVELOPMENT
Mexico City, lAug. 8. The sum of
$1,800,000,000 Is needed to develop
thoroughly the petroleum resource
of 'Mexico says an announcement of
the doparUnont of commerce and In
dustry. The amount already Invest
ed In the petroleum Industry Is es
timated as In excese of $200,000,
000. The department announce that
eight producing oil wells with a
daily flow of C84.798 barrels have
been drilled In the Tamplco field In
the first five months of this year.
The department says there I great
need of "better transiiortatlon facili
ties and that If these were provided
the monthly shipments which now
amount to 6.000,000 barrels could be
Increased to 17,534,940 barrels. The
vast surplus of crude petroleum Is
stored In the ground awaitimr im.
provement In trana'portatlon.
TELEPHONE RATES TO
HAVE HEARING AUG. 27
Salem, Ore.. Aug. C The Oregon
P ii bl In service commission ''has set
August 27. at Portland, as the time
and place for a hearing on the tele
phone rates. The Investigation Is to
be on the commission's own motion.
due to sharp advance the telephone
company made effeotlve on July 29
wnen the to-called (Burleson sched
ule was Imposed upon Oregon."
COPY AMERICAN DRAFT-
I DE LOCATED
Washington, Aug. 6. Secretary
Lansing today told the senate for
eign relations committee that the
American iplan for - league of na
tions "wa& not ipressed" at Versailles
and was never presented to the full
ueaoe conference. The secretary
said 'he did not know whether there
was a copy of the lAmerlcan draft In
existence, (but said the president
might have a copy.
Discussing Shantung. . Secretary
Lapsing said - the .- ILanBlng-Ishll
Agreement, made to obtain reaffir
mation 'by Japap of an open-door pol
icy In lOhlna was entnrnri Intn ihv
theTAmerlcan government without
the knowlodgeof the secret treaty
between japan &nd the allies for the
transfer of German concessions In
Shantung to Japan. -
om.n pass, jOBErrnxg ooujirr. oreoox. wfjxkiav, auoust ,
Entire Nation, Aroused, to Give Whole Attention to Profiteers-Unions
Representing 2,000,000 Employes,
Act as Unit in Demands on the Government
Washington, Aug. 6. Department
of justice agents throughout the
conntr are currying out the attor
ney general's order that profiteer
aD (I h on Hers be tra-ed down and
prosecuted under the Lever food con
trol act. '
President 'WlUon will address con
gress Friday to make recommenda
tions for legislation designed to aid
In reducing living cost. The cabinet
sub-committee furnished him recom
mendations. It Is believed that one or the pres
ident's recommendation will be for
"more teeth" to make existing laws
effective to cope with profiteering.
He may also ask a modified li
censing system under which margins
of profit' could toe - controlled to
bring Immediate reduction of prices.
, Washington, Aug. fl, .Represen
tatives of 'fourteen of the different
railroad unions now have Joined In
the communication to Director Gen
1). S. EAGLE BOATS USED
FOR DISPATCH SERVICE
AIoard V. 3. Eagle Boat No. 3. in
White Sea, June 13. '(Correspon
dence of the Associated Preea.)
American Eagle boats now are der
ating on dispatch service in North
Baffle Boats No. il.'i and 3, the
first built of this type for the Am
erican government, arrived In Arch
angel after a 6.200 mile run 'under
their own steam from the Atlantic
seaboard and according to their of
ficers, have more than made good.
Crews of the larger naval vessels
are Inclined lo chaff the iBagle boat
men and call these craft "tin lizzies"
of the navy, but the officers of the
Eagles are proud of their sea worth
iness and efficiency.
The Associated tPresa correspon
dent has just made a trip from Arch
angel to Kent, across the W hite Sea.
Aboard the flagship of the little flo
tilla, and In this 16-hour run. In
stormy weather, the flagship and the
No. '1 had ample opportunity to show
their seaworthiness. .
Jn Archangel, at this season of
the year, the weather has 'been al
most iroplcal, aiul the (American pf-!
fleers, who had expected to find the
Arctic frigid even 1n the eternal day
light days of June, were confronted.
luatead. with temperatures and sun
shine that made white duck the pre
lAlgona, Iowa, Aug. 6. The king
of porkers nolda court In Iowa. He
measures seven' feet from nose to
tall and weighs l.?00. pounds. Jas.
Vlpond, stockman near here, an
nounced that he refused an offer of
$36,000 for the 1xar and that he
wouldn't take twice the amount for
Careful watch Is kept on the royal
hog by a retinue of attendantsThe
royal pen and Jiog wallow ' are the
best that money and science can
THE ALLIES POWERS
(Paris, lAug. 6. Messages to the
peace conference say that the Rou
manians have served an ultimatum
on Hungary,, making demands tar
in excess of the armistice terms and
giving the 'Hungarians until 8
o'clock today to comply.
eral nines, asking an immediate in
crease in wages. Thl Is the first In
stance on record, where all the unions
representing 2,000,000 employes,
have actedes a unit. Mr. Mines said
the communication seemed to lie a
formal presentation of wage de
mands alrendymade public.
Washington, Aug. 6. High prices
of shoes are declared to be due' to
excessive protiU taken by every fac
tor in shoe production. In a report
by the federal trades commission.
The commission claims that, the
packers began pyramiding of shoe
prices by an unwarranted increase
In the price of bides, and that tan
ners, manufacturers ' and retailers
L-n-don, Aug. 6. Uraat Britain
pro.iot establishing centr.V author
ity to i'sl with profit er. Sir Auck
land Ccit'lr announce 1 today,
(Portland, Aug. 6. Charges that
discrimination has been exercised hy
V. 8. Myers, Portland .postmaster,
against, returned service men. will be
given through Investigation by the
employment committee of Portland
Poat.'No. 1. American 'Legion, it was
announced here today. 'A report will
be made to the executive committee
which. If It finds the charges sub
stantiated, has (been, authorized to
take whatever action may seem best.
Returned soldiers formerly em
ployed in the postofflce here recently
explained to Mayor George Baker
that thev had been denied annlnrltv
privileges and thevhoice of positions.
when put back to work In the oost
offlce following their return. The
mayor espoused the icause of the sol
diers and called upon 'Postmaster
Myers to give them their due. . He
also presented the case to the past
master general. The postmaster here
denied the soldiers had been dis
Resolutions authorising the Inves
tigation were adopted unanimously
at the monthly meeting of the Port
land post of the legion.
MOltK BLANKS XR IMTltOLV
OP OREtiOX'H KOUKKTS
Salem. Aug. 6. Six army planes
to 1)e used In the Oregon forest fire
patrol service will report to Major
Albert Smith in Salem, within the
next 48 hours, according to a tele
gram received ere today by Lieu
tenant Kiel, from Major Crissy, in
command of the air service at Ma
ther field, Cal. ,-.
With .eight planes In commission,
state and federal forestry officials
plan to maintain dally service
throughout southern and western
Oregon. Two ibases will be estab
llshedyone of which will be at Salem
and the other at IReseburg, provided
the latter city furnishes, a' suitable
REDS TRY TO START
TROUBLE AT TRIESTE
Trieste,, Aug. 6. A group of bol
shevtsts appeared on the streets here
today and attempted o start rioting.
The disturbers, were dispersed .toy
the ipollce with the assistance of the
population and several hundred ar
rests were made. -
roMdbllity of (1iWier Wheat to Co.
timer Cause of Ik-moral fiat! on
Chicago, Aug. 6. Demoralization
seized the grain and provision trade
yesterday afternoon and fofted corn
down Vt cents a, bushel In some
cases and pork $3.50 a twxreL Ex
treme breaks were $1.39 for Ha?
delivery of corn and $44.60 for Sep
tember delivery of pork.
The reason for the collaose of
values was the possibility that the
price of wheat to consumers mleht
he slashed at once by the eovern
ment as a radical measure against
the high cost of living.
$750 PEAL IX CLAM BHKLL
Albany, Ore., Aug. . a tI,
probably worth $750, ' was found
grown tp the interior of one of the
lids of a large Uno clam, picked up
by J. C. Crawford Sunday, in Bry
FOR GOLD HILL LIME
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallte. Aug: . The state limit plant
at Cold Mill will be closed down not
later than September IS unless more
order are placed. This la the an
nouncement of Dr. -A. B. Cord ley.
secretary, although the board as an
organization has taken no delr-lte
- The Oregon Agricultural experi
ment elation recommends that sev
eral farmers get together and place
a trial order to learn the effects of
liming the soil. More than half of
the hundreds of farmers renortlne
say that beneficial results liave been
obtained through the use of lime
but only Iby trials can the value be
determined. lck of storage capa
city makes It necessary that at least
30 tons of ground limestone be. sold
from the plant every day.
PACIFIC COAST DRY
Mexico City, (Aug. . The rain
fall during the past month has been
the heaviest in many years and ser
ious damage to crops Is reported in"
several districts. Train service has
been interrupted on nearly all lines
and, the Isolation of several towns
was completed when telegraphio c6m
munlcations were cut due to storms.
THOSE WHOIRE LOYAL
E. IU Coburn. county clerk. ' has
been advised toy Che bureau of na
turalization that a person of foreign
birth who served in the military or
naval forces of the United . States
during the present war and who has
been , honorably discharged may be
naturalized without proving . five
years residence In the United States
and one year residence In the state
in which he resides; without first
papers and without .payment of fee.
In order to take advantage of the
act aa approved by congress, all pe
titions must be filed within one year
after all the troops are returned to
the United States.
San JIego, Aug. 6. The flagship
New Mexico, with (Admiral Rodman
aboard, together with other dread
naughts, anchored off the Coronndo
Islands this morning.
WHOLE I'M R Ell 2737.
ON THE 5 BIG
SUITS T(J BE INSTITUTE! AT
ONCB FOB " VIOLATION' OF
AXTT- TRUST LAWS"
WILSON SAYS SITUATION ACUTE
Clil of Locomotive Engineers R.
commends Firing Squad for Those
Responsible for Profiteering
Washington, Aug.'6. The depart
ment of Justice Is to Institute anti
trust suite Immediately against the
five Iblg meat packers.
General Palmer said the ertdenc In
dicated a "clear "violation of the anti
The packers Include Swift
moors. (Morris. Cndahr ami wnin
All federal district attorneys hare
been ordered to prosecute Immedi
ately persons guilty of hoarding
Washington. Anr a n.t t
labor may. after a more thorough
Inquiry, advocate a firing- squad for
some of those responsible for the
wave or proflteerine nn .r,i..
over the eonntry. Warren 8. Stone,
chief of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers, told the house. In-
. "rc" committee today.
Washington. " lAng: . President
Wilson declined toda to acceDt the
suggestion of (Representative Mon-
dull, republican floor leader, that he
postpone addressing oonrresa itnHt
Tuesday. The president said the
situation was acute and felt tt his
duty to present his rlewa tmmuH.
ately.; . ,. . . . ...
APPLE CROP EXCELLENT
Two cars of Bartlett pears have
been shipped from Orants Pass this
season and another car will be sent
out Thursday.. These shipments
were made by Denney & Company,
who will begin to ship canning pears
the first of next week.
O. O. (Hatton, who has had 15
years exa)erience in the fruit (bus
iness, and who is busy making boxes
for the pears, states that this year's
crop is a heavy one and that 'the
quality is excellent. A-
(Mr. (Hatton states that there Will
also be a fine apple crop this season,
due to more Irrigation, and the fact
that some of the farmers-have been
getting rid of many of their old. di
seased trPAa nnH mnnv na tfnnn
oomlng Into bearing. ''"'.'
OLD BATTLKK OUKOO.v", "
' V TO JO HACK OS DUTY
Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 6. The
battleship Oregon will be put back '
into commission and sent to ' San -Francisco.
President Wilson , will
prooably view the great Pacific
fleet from the Oregon.
TAKE DAILY OFATH TON
r Jerusalem Augi 8. iMany chil
dren are Injured each, day in Pales
tine by shells and explosives which
were scattered throughout the coun
try during the open warfare between
the Turks and the allies'. The bat
tlefields cover 'such , a! large . area
that careful salvaging has been im
possible, and the' result Is that chil
dren, farmers, or peasant women are
manarlAfl nlmnaf varv An ISv a'!-