Grants Pass daily courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1919-1931, August 07, 1919, Image 1

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    300 EASTERN
Wll-i, NOT TAItllV, MT (Ml hi
' .l'Tm AWAIT Til KM
Dill Bonfire itnil Kiiewlie on l(iin of
. -lTter Ikt At lor hoy lllnncliiinl
to Ilevreeent Grant I'tom
The National Kdltorlul party from
the Eastern state now touring the
North wont U scheduled to leare 8a
loin for Southern Oregon next Sun
day. Governor and Mr. Olcotl nr
xpoclod to accompany tho editor to
Oator lAke.
The editors, 300 strong, will pas
through Grant Paul making no stop!
here mid wilt arrive at Medford
from which place they will make the
trlu tn frftlAr ItjikA tiv nf nmntillji
This will require approximately 80
to 100 machine, 60 earn bring fur
nished by Medford 'and the remain
der by Ashland and Grant Pass.
While thle city will receive no direct
benefit from the edltor'a visit,
Southern Oregon in general will un
doubtedly receive much valuable ad
vertising from the quill piiHher af
ter their return Hani.
One of the feature of the Crater
Ike trip will be a (hit- bonfire on the
rinAf the lake. " ut which abort
iieeches will ibe made by represen
tative or Ashland,' Medford and
Grant Pan. Attorney O. 8. Illan
ohard ha been aked to repreiient
thl city.
The tour of the editor will be
In part over the Canadian Pacific
railroad, and point or Interest In
the Canadian Rockies are to bo vis
ited on the return trip to Chicago.
After leaving Oregon the natty will
upend some time at Mount 'Rainier
and at the Puget emind nary yard
at nremerton, hold a Wine aea
lon In Seattle and then go to Van
couver for business seealon apd
tour of scenic point. The patty is
due back In Chicago which I the
gathering point for the member,
ahout the lant or August. '
Htoseliurg llevlew (
tragedy Unit shocked the ontlre
i.'i.iimnnlly was enacted shortly af
ter 7 o'clock Tuesday evening who'n
one. of 'Roseliurg's best known citi
zens, 1A. U. tHra'dley, aged 45 years,
lost his -life by the accidental dls
ohargo of a .32 special carbine rifle.
' Ills llfeleea body, with an ugly bul
lt hle through the . neck,. was
Vn.i.n.1 .IwlLn. liAot.lA 1.1a n.iln.vtnjKlln n
.viiiiu 'iiiif imrnitiv inn will uuiwi'iiv iM
the IPaclflo' highway a short distance
past the spot where 'South Main
street and Mill street Intersect. All
indications 'point to the fact that
death was Instantaneous and unques
tionably accidental. A slurring Im
prlt pf a foot on the embankment
prove beyond a reasonable doubt
that 'Mr. iBradley met sudden death
when he attempted to ascend the
' embankment of about three feet af
ter firing a shot at a' mud hon. Local
lada in bathing at Alexander park
aw Mr. Bradley fire the first shot
and heard the 'bullet' strike the wa
ter. Boon thereafter another shot
was fired and Mr. IBradley disappear
ed. It is the supposition that the
unfortunate man fired at the bird In
the river and throwing another cart
ridge Into the breach of the , gun,
ttopiied quickly up to the embank
ment U see the effect of the shot.
He undoubtedly slipped and In some
unaccountable manner the weapon
was discharged with disastrous re
Fttuil Needed Ut rmrluwo Jluw Ma
terial, VmU ami KmmWu(Th,
, and Other XcerMiltle
Vienna, Aug. 7. The government
has decreed that It will take over
all gold, silver, Jewelry, foreign
bond and forest which are In the
poelon of private Individual,
who .will receive compensation fof
them. One of the government' ob
ject I to obtain fund to purchase
coal nd raw material In order to
provide work for the people, Inci
dentally to buy foodstuffs, without
which tho tarvatlon condition of
laat wluter will be horribly accentu
ated thl fall.
it I predicted that utile the al
lle occupy iBudapeet and end the
preeent conimuiilt regime the coun
try' crop will bo wanted and the
people will frr m the eotuing
The flrt elTuct of a kind of block
ade established by a force of Ameri
can anjdier along the Auitrlaa
frontier of Hungary will be to pre
vent money, or material which rep
recent aioney from flowing out of
tbe country, for It I known that the
eommunlNta are aendlng money
abroad for propaganda purpose.
Rone-burg. Or., Aug. 7. The city
council ha la en step to have the
exceealve bill of the past month
from the 'Douglas County Water A
Light company materially reduced,
"ft highway roltbery." said one
councilman. "If a .bold holdup,"
said another. Acting on tho advice
of City Attorney Wimberly, the coun
cil baa advised all water consumer
who feel that they have paid excess
rate for water during the peat
month to bring tn the bills for the
past two months and a comparison
ill be made and the rate will be
equalized for the two monthY
'Halifax, Aug! ' 7.-r-Twenty people
are believed to have lost their lives
when, the schooner Rallla was sunk
In collision with the British steam
er War 'Witch. The schooner Is be
lieved to have carried a crew or 15
and a,' dozen passengers. Only seven
survivor are reported. The colli
sion Is aupiiosed to be due to fog.
The accident happoned near .St.
Pierre.- , ..- '
Klamath Falls, Ore.,Aug. 7 iFat
mers 1n all parts of Klamath county
are now Ibiwy putting up a hay crop,
which I large In the Irrigated sec
tions and fair In the dry landelo-
'Reports from the IWood river val
ley Indicate that 12.000 tons of wild
hay will Ibe put up there this year,
which is large for that district.
, Modford. Aug. 7. iFour of .the
eight army planes' which" arrived
here last night ileft today for the
north under command of Major A.
D. Smith. It Is expected that they
will reach Sttfom today to arrange for
aortal forest "patrol throughout the
state sWtth Headquarters at Salem,
Bngene and iRosoburg. Six ot the
planes arrived from Sacramento aiid
two from Salem. . ' '
Four of the army .planes passed
over Grants Pass this1 forenoon, fly
n? at a high altitude."- '
Profiteers and Speculators of Nations Food Supply Change
the Order Evidence ShowswSystematized Plundering".
Other Business Side-Tracked at Washington
Washington, Aug. 7. Although
price of all Important foods have
shown substantia! Increase during
the last year, stocks of food held In
storage June 1st were approximately
20 per cent greater than a year ago.
according to the federal trade com
mission's report. Government stocks
were excluded from the comparison.
This apparently means that stork
are apparently being withheld spec
ulatively for a world demand which
Is not now here, tint hi expected
when the hunger-Impelled strikers
secure higher wages with which to
pay higher prices, says the report.
The law of supply and demand is
not. working.
Washington. Aug. 7. The govern
ment's rase against the packers will
be placed before the federal Jury in
Chicago within three weeks. Both
civil afid criminal prosecution will
be Instituted and the packers will be
prosecuted under the food control
art for hoarding, besides. '
Washington, Aug. 7. Glen Plumb
Chicago lawyer representing tbe
railway brotherhoods, said today
that they bad information showing
that there had been "systematlsed
plundering of virtually all the public
San Ttiego. Aug. 7. Tls city to
day -witnessed the greatest naval pa
geant In Its history wJien Secretary
'Uunlels reviewed the Pacific fleet.
Thousands of visitors were here.
Five thousand sailors were given
shore lldierty.
flan- Francisco, lAug. 7, 'The eco
flonilc" value ot the Pacific fleet to
the west is Indicated by the aver
age coet of maintaining warships as
shown In the I'nlted States navy year
book. The figures were for 1915,
but it was said these could halve In
creased many tier cent perhaps more
than doubled since that time.
The following includes pay for of
ficers and men, repairs to hull and
machinery and other eoets for a
yeaf: -
Battleships, 1820,074.83: armor
ed, cruisers, $663,992. 62; cruiser.
first class,. (512,729.67; cruiser,
third class, )290,351.59: destroyer.
$125,061.78: monitor, $193,556.95:
submarine, $37,394.70; - transport,
$252,928.97: gunboat', $126,140.86;
supply ship. $202,768.60; hospital
ship, $203,271.40; torpedo ship ten
der, $187,775. 96rfuel ship, $116.
093.J1. Since the foregoing was published
pay tor sailors, dock and skilled la
bor of the navy-plants have Increas
ed as 'had every other Item going In
to maintenance of a ehtp.
There will Ibe approximately 200
vesBels'-lnthe new Pacific fleet. All
will not be In . the service and the
battleships will nuniber only about
15 at all times, but multiplication ot
the types of craft by the average cost
of maintenance In 1915 yields an
Impressive total. Most ot this cost
will Ibe expended In Taclflc states.
' The (batteries ot the flagship New
Mexico and the battleships New
York, Texas, Arizona, Idaho and.
Mississippi of the aewPaclflo fleet
are entirely 14 -Inch guns. These
guns' all are similar to those In the
railroad battery the navy sent to the
front with their crewg to flatten the
St. Mlhlel salient In the American
army's noted drive there against the
transportation highways in the coun
try." fie told the house committee
that the Information led from Wall
Street and. the Morgan and Rocke
feller banking houses.
'Washington, Aug. 7. The presi
dents address to congress tomorrow
will be confined to matters pertain
ing directly to tbe high cost of liv
ing. Secretary Tumulty said It. Is un
likely that the fweatdent will take
up at this time further questions
concerning railroad wages and rates.
The senate Interstate commerce
commission Informed the president
that it believes he has complete,
plenary authority to deal with the
new demands of the railroad work
ers and that no additional legislation
will be necessary to meet the situa
tion. .
Chicago. Aus, 7. Middle West
ern railroads are accepting freight
only subject to delay due to the
striking shopmen.
Washington, Aug. 7. 'Director
General nines today conferred with
President Wilson concerning the
strike. There are now 80.000 shop
men out and the situation Is hourly
becoming more acute.
For the past ten days members
of the Oregon legislature have been
asked by various .parties to attend a
special cession of the legislature with
the request to waive their mileage
and er diem as such members. It,
tn the opinion of the governor, such
demand for a special session Is of
sufficient Importance he -has the sole
right to call said siiecial session and
the constitution ot the etate of Ore
gon vrovldee the method for calling
such session and further provides
for mileage and per diem for at
tending members. We. the under
signed members -from Josephine
county, candidly ibelleve the groat
state ot Oregon should pay Its mem
bers for attending to state business
as provided for under our constitu
tion. We are well awsCre'ot tbe fact
that a considerable number ot the
members reside near the state capi
tal and are willing to waive their
mileage and per. diem, which Is their
privilege, but It is a; different story
with the members who reside In
southern and eastern Oregon tor the
members who reside in the close
proktmlty to the capital the expenses
would ibe only nominal-' whereas the
Aiemlber who reside in eastern and
southern Oregon the expense would
be considerable besides loss of time
from our .private business during our
absence. We will be 'pleased to at
tend a epeclal session, if the gover
nor sees fit to call one, 'but do not
care to waive our .per diem and mile
age as provided for iby law.
We aire heartily In faVor of the
national constitutional amendment
and will gladly vote for it when
given the opportunity. As the mat
ter is not one of vital interest direct
ly to the women of Oregon, we can
see no necessity for undue haste in
calling the legislature together for
the sole purpose of ratification, as
It will not affect the conditions In
Oregon In the least.
' Resipeotfully .submitted, , ,
.' . TIE?. C. A. SIDLER. -
4HUie jNot Jteady for "Suffgee-
tUm;" Old CHwtom of Flogging
Continued by Authorities
Seoul, Korea, Aug. 7. For draw
ing UD a netltlon to thA Jananaaa
government pffylng for the restora
tion of. Independence to Korea and
for distributing it to Toklo newspa
pers Viscount Kin In-shoku, Vis-
coiint Rl Yo-shoku and three other
Koreans have been arrested on a
charge of violating the law for 'the
preservation of peace, have been
found probably guilty In tbe Seoul
district court and committed for
trial. . ,
Viscount Kin is president of the
Kelgakuin college. One of the pe-
U lions was presented to the Japanese
premier with a request that the mat
ter be brought to the attention of
the emperor.
Japanese officials in Korea, in dis
cussing the punishment administered
to Koreans in Jhe independence
movement there, say that the old
Korean custom of flogging has been
continued by the Japanese authori
ties. One reason given by the Jap
anese for this was that the prisons
were Insufficient to lodge tbe large
number of prisoners arrested In the
revolutionary movement. v The Jan-
aneee officials also declared that the
Koreans, themselves, sometimes pre-
ierrea flogging to paying a fine.
One of the officials showed the
Associated 'Press correspondent the
Instrument with which" flogging Is
done under the orders ot the court.
It consists of two slender pieces "of
wood tightly bound with hemp twine.
The convicted person is tied to
a wooden bench which is built some
thing In the form of a cross.
San Fraiicl8CO. Aug. 7. Friend
ship for the United States was wide
ly demonstrated 4n China by par
ticipation of the Chinese In observ
ance of the Fourth of July. A recent
Issue of the North China Daily News,
of Shanghai, juBt received here, evi
denced this tn printing the following
extract from a Chinese native langu
age newspaper of Shanghai:
The Shanghai Students union bas
dispatched the following telearam to
the kindred unions at iPeklig, 'Tient
sin and Hankow:
"July 4 being' the 'American In
dependence commemoration day.
and as America is our country's ex
cellent friend, having given us
much sympathetic help durlnir our
patriotic demonstrations, we should
all express our friendly feelings to
that country. Please request all
classes a,t your ports to hoist flags
and send deputations to the Ameri
can consulates and American Cham
bers of commerce to tender them our
hearties congratulations and good
"The Shanghai Students' Union."
HjOs Angeles, Aug. 7. New evi
dence today Increased the apparent
guilt ot Charles H. McOuine, assist
ant engineer of the" municipal de
partment of public works who com
mitted suicide last night by leaping
from the 11th story window ot the
office of District Attorney Woolwine,
when Informed that be had been in
dioted for bombing the home of Os
car Laeler. MeOuire was recently
removed as administrator of an es
tate through iLawler'a efforts and
had threatened revenge. -
French State That Roumanian Army
Is Inder Command of Marshal
Foch; Invaders Confident
Paris, Aug. 7. The peace confer
ence learned today that the cabinet
headed by Jules Peidll had been
overthrown, and that Archduke Jo
seph baa established a ministry in
Budapest . " '
The Roumanian forces are report
ed to have crossed into the business
section of 'Budapest and are seizins
supplies for shipment into Ronma
nla. Paris. Aug. 7. Nicholas Jdisu of
the Roumanian .peace delegation wa
summoned before the supreme coun
cil today, which gave him a commu
nication for bis government, savin
that the Roumanian ultimatum to
Hungary cannot be recognized ' 6V
the peace conference and calling up-
on the Roumanians to five up to the .
armistice terms.
It is Hsreaily feared in conference--
circles that the (Roumanian action
will result In the overthrow of the
new 'Hungarian government. French
circles state that the 'Roumanian
army Is not under command of Mar
shal Foch. the allied commander-in-chief.
The . Roumanian general re
fuses to accept orders from - the
French. The 'Roumanians have not
been actively participating in the
peace conference since Premier -Bra-
tlano some time ago took exception .
to the decision of the conference up
on the principle guaranteeing the
rights of minorities within national
borders. . . '
In the ultimatum the Roumanians
demand the reduction of the Hun
garian army to 15,000 men and the
surrender of 50 per cent of the har
vest, animals and farm machinery
and 50 per cent of the railway sup
The ultimatum also demands a
large proportion of tbe Danube ship-
ping and equipment tend supplies for
an army ot 300,000 men, together
with rations tor the Roumanian
forces pending a peace settlement. '
Havana, Cuba, Aug. 7. With the
recent sudden outbreak of cannibal
istic practices by Voodoo worshipers,
which have resulted in the deaths ot
at least three Innocent children and
a naif dozen of-the Voodoos, the lat
ter by the application of "lynch"
law for the first time tn this coun
try's 'history, fathers and . mothers
are living In cohstant tear that their '
little ones may be spirited away by
the superstitious negroes to 'be of
fered up In' sacrifice to "Cbango.'
the god of the "Brujos," as they are
called in the Castllllan language.
. The Voodoos are divided In var
ious sect 8. each with its separate god.
Chicago, Aug. T. The state publlo
utilities commission will announce
the following tratetlon fares today:
On surface lines. 7 cents.
; On elevated roads, 8 cents.
These increased tariffs, made ne
cessary by the 65-67-cent an hour
wage scale awarded employes, will
apply to rides within the city.