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VOU IX., No. Will.
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Might Ionit AnnUtttiir
Vienna. Aug. 9. A Uto of "logo
hM been proclaimed t Budapest 11
la reported. The Inlor-allled mission
at Budapest, after a conference with
Archduke Joseph nd Premier Fred
ertch, forwarded to Premier Clemen
eeau. prealdent of the poa confer
ence, a report statlug that the en
tente representative are 1n full ac
cord with the now Hungarian govern
ment. Pari. Aug. 9. Nicholas iMImu of
lbs Roumanian peace delegation wan
called today before the aupreme
council on account of the Roumam
Una refusal to comply with the de
mand of the peace conference. M.
Mian denied that Roumanla had
broken away from the peace confer
ence, tint explained that Roumanian
officer In Budapest hud Ignored the
supreme council' order.
The attitude of the iltoumanlan la
causing reat embarrassment to the
supreme council It 1 understood.
Rou mania's violation of the peace
conference' order at thl time when
the harvest render her temporarily
aelf-eupportlng I aald to have aur
prlsed conference member, who Hold
that RouniRnla' economic future de
pend upon the allies' good will.
They expressed recnlment at the
unofficial statement of the RoumH,n
lan that Germany will belp them
If the elite do not.
Budapest, Aug. 8. General Hol
ban, Roumanian commander In
charge of the occupation of Buda
pest, today told the allies' roprcsen
tatlvee who Inquired why he did not
obey the wlroles order of the peace
conference, that he wa not obliged
to consider thorn a authentic: that
Che occupation of Budapest would
continue e long aa he thought ne
cessary. He added that any conver
sation of a' diplomatic character
mint he carried on with the Rou
manian, government at Bucharest.
Now Port, Aug. 9. William Til
dun, of Philadelphia, donated Wil
liam Johnston, of San Francisco, In
the Infal round of tennis singles
tournament. '
New York, Aug. 9. tDetalls of the
tin Hod State grain corporation plan
to soil if lour at $fo a barrel were
made pubHo here , by Julius H.
Barnes, United States wheat director.
Restrictions are placed on the price
to be charged by wholesalers, job
bors and retailers.
The flour will be sold In sack on
a bnel of $10 In the territory west
of Illinois end 'Indiana line and weBt
of the Mississippi from Cairo to the
Gulf of Mexico, not Including the Pa
olflc coast region and at $10.25 1n
the remainder of the country.- Job
ber and wholesalers must guarantee
to resell retailers at not an ore than
75 cents additional and retails are
confined to an Increase of not more
than $1.25' over the wholesale price
for the original package and muet
not charge more than seven oents a'
pound for 1roken package of any
( IhIiii IfMH fron iit Ono-llulf and
1I0,04MMMH Voting Tree Killed
In llraJl CoftYo IUlt
San Francisco. Aug. 9. Ameri
can Importer and domestic roasters
and hundlor of coffee are poworlos
to stop the rise In the price of cof
fue according to a statement tssuod
here by tho Pacific Coast Coffee
Roaster Association.
The statement declare that cir
cumstance over ' which American
diator have no control have forced
coffoa prices to their present high
level. The advance Is attributed
principally to the shortage In this
year' Brazilian coffee crop which
owing to tho sovere frost of July,
1918, will be cut to one-halt Its nor
mal sire. Thl depleted crop began
coming on the market about July 1
thl year and, according to the roast
era, will largely have to supply the
need of till country end Europe for
the noxt 12 month.
Iast year' frost the worst exper
ienced In more than a quarter of a
century, out of a total of 800,000.
000 tree In the Sao Paulo district,
the world' greatest coffee produc
ing section of Brazil, killed 160,000.
000 young tree. More than 300.
000,000. mature trees were so badly
damaged "they bad tobe cut dowa
to the roots. Even under favorable
condition these tree cannot be
made to yield crop for three year.
J. K. iPantlla. or Fairfield. Idaho,
has purchased the Fred Knox alfalfa
ranch on the Applegate, and has
moved lie re with bis family. Mr.
Punllls had a line alfalfa and stock
ranch In Idaho, but the elevation or
5,000 feot and the climatic condi
tions were not satisfactory, so he
cunie hero last March, looked over
conditions and was so pleased with
our olimute that he returned home,
sold his ranch and thoroughbred
stock, and returned here In his tour
ing car a few days ago, shipping his
household goods by freight.
After looking over conditions here
more thoroughly, he selected the
Knox ranch for his future homo, aa a
desirable place to live with its new,
modern bungalow and the large acre
age of alfalfa: thoroughly irrigated
as the place for his future thorough
breds. iMr. 'Dan I 11k was a member or the
Idaho legislature, has been a suc
cessful stockman, and 1 convinced
that thl la the beet place lie has
round to raise registered stock and
hogs, while at the same time en-
Joying climatic conditions that are
Mr. Knox has purchased the Cud-
ding residence ou North Fourth
street, known better as the former
Presley home, and will take posses
sion In the near future. 'Both sales
were made by A. N. Parson.
Pittsburg, Aug. 9. In a drive to
curb profiteering among farmers
selling foods tn ft a at abnormal prices
ho re and not properly marking meas
ure as required by the etate law,, a
city ordinance officer today arrested
8 2 farmers, charging them with mis
demeanor. .
St. Catharines, Onfc, Aug. 9. Five
persons are reported killed, 14 In
jured and 17 missing as the result
of an explosion wrecking the govern
ment elevator at 'Port Collborne. A
bartre carrying a large crew is said
to have Just left the elevator when
tlhei explosion ocourred.
In Some Districts Refuse to Work Until Demands Are
Met Freight Tied UpWant to Unionize 9,000 Negroes-Republicans
Ready For Needed Legislation
Chicago, Aug. 9. While there are
some elgns of Improvement In the
railroad shopmen' strike, the situa
tion today indicated that the strik
ers at some divisional points are dis
inclined to heed President Wilson's
advice and return to work pending
a settlement.
. In the east, south, southwest and
far west the men have decided to not
return until their wage demands are
met. In the meantime freight Is
being held up.
Washington. Aug. 9. The domes
tic problems of the country may be
takon up directly with the people by
President Wilson during his forth
coming trip in the Interest of the
peace treaty. Plans for the tour are
going forward.
Washington, Aug. 9. Leaders of
15 organization of the railroad em
ployee asserted today that unitedly
they bad no desire and bare none
to Impress upon the Dubllc bv vio
lence or threat, their proposal for a
tripartite control of the railroads."
They said their request for more
wage or else a living-cost reduc
tion I aside from the question of
the future disposition of the rail
roads. ...
If the president and congress' do
not meet their requests, the men
will 'have to try to find another so
Waahlngton. Aug. 9. All sneclal
agents of the department of Justice
have 'been ordered to assist In uncov
ering evidence of profiteering. They
must drop everything but the most
pressing cases.
'Paris, Aug. 9. A report was cur
rent here today that General Persh
ing had 'been suddenly recalled to
the United States, but it was later
learned that there had been no
change in the General's plans. He
Is now on his way to Belgium to vrstt
King Albert,
.Washington, Aug. 9. IRepeal of
the government price" guarantee for
wheat to 'enable farmers to secure
higher prices was urged at a epecial
meeting yesterday "of the senate ag
ricultural committee. Action by the
committee was deferred.
Senator Norris, republican, Ne
braska, proposed repeal of the .price
guanantee and T. K3. (Atkeson, Wash
ington representative of the national
Grange, endorsed It.
Senator 'Norris, Chairman Gronna
and other committee members said
the wheat price tguarantee law hae
not been carried out. The $2.20
guarantee, they said, was intended
by congress to be a' minimum price
with a higher iprlce possible under
tbe law of supply and demadn. , In
stead, they assert, the United States
grain corporation bad made the min
imum guarantee the maximum price
for the fanner.
Mr. Atkeson told the committee
that the farmer would receive an av
erage of 'only 'll.BO per bushel for
wheat this year. fHe and Senator
Gronna declared that had the gov
ernment fixed the price, farmers,
would have received much more than
the guarantee because of the pros
pective -wheat shortage and world
demand. '
Chicago, Aug. 9. Five hundred
policemen, 250 deputy sheriffs and
the last of the' troop were with
drawn from the stockyards today in
hope of the striking employe return
ing to work. Eleven hundred police
are still on duty. Labor leader de
clared that the men will not return
to work.uritll every guard is with
drawn and permission granted to
unionize 9,000 negro employes.
Washington, Aug. 9. Hearings
on the new, cold storage legislation
recommended by the president will
begin Monday before the house agri
cultural committee. The measure
would limit 'the time for cold stor
age products and compel disposal of
them after a; permitted period.
Washington, Aug. 9. Republican
Reader ilondell declared in the
house today that congress was ready
to act promptly on such legislation
aa was needed to carry out the sug
gestions made by President Wilson
for reducing the high cost of living,
although some members of congress
disagreed today with the specific re
It was believed that legislation
generally would follow the pro
posals -Of the "president. The great
est opposition was to hi suggestion
for federal licensing of corporations
engaged In Interstate commerce and
for the extenelon of the food-control
Many opponents of tbe league of
nations criticised the stress laid on
ratification of the treaty, some de
claring that there is no connection
'between ratification and the high
,cost of living.
iMisscula, Mont., Aug. 9. (Eleven
large fires were burning today in
dense woods in the Clearwater for
est of Northern Idaho, according to
Information received at forest ser
vice headquarters here today. Many
bad blazes also were reported from
the Selway and -Nes Perce forests,
also in Northern Idaho.
John A. McSparron, master of the
iPenn Grange, urged an organization
to advise the American public of the
tacts In itbe food situation aa It ef
fects the farmers.
'The department of. agriculture
should Hiave protected ois, but It has
not done it," said IMcSparran.
"The people are 'kicking' at .pay
ing $2.26 for wheat, when they are
paying $36 e. bushel In the form of
shredded wheat. Corn is selling at
$1.90 and the people are paying $12
a bushel for It In ithe form of toast
ed corn flakes. The Quaker Oats
company made 104 per cent profit
on its Investment last year."
Senator Norris said there was uni
versal public misconception of the
farmers' interests In the food situa
tion. .
"The people think the farmers are
getting $2.26 ifor -wheat and they
are not," eald Mr. Norris. "The peo
ple don't know they are paying enor
mous profits to the middleman."
A proposal by Senator Norris that
Chairman Gronna and the represen
tatives of the grange orgaizattons
Issue statement ito the public giv
ing the exact facts of tbe food situa
tion was approved by the committee.
Want Itoosovclt Highway Aid Aoxur
ed and Suffrage Amendment Rati
fied; Worry Over Wages,
Portland, Aug. 9. Calling of
special eese!nn of the state legisla
ture to ratify the national woman's
suffrage amendment was recom
mended In resolutions adopted yes
terday at tbe close of the annnal
state editorial association convention
In tbe rooms of the Press club. The
editors also will petition the legis
lature to enact measures which will
Insure federal aid for the Roosevelt
highway and to remedy any legisla
tive defects that now threaten to
keep Oregon from obtaining the full
benefits of federal . aid in highway
work. . '
The convention was attended by
nearly 100 editors here for the na
tional convention.
At the close of the session C. K.
Ingalls. editor of the Conrallis Gazette-Times,
was re-elected presi
The report that printers are about
to demand $1 an hour pay all over
the etate -was taken up by tbe editors
as It was felt this would strike smal
ler publications a' vital blow. Sec
retary Riches said that a Klamath
Falls editor had suggested to him
putting linotypes in more of the
schools of the state and adding
courses In printing. The Immediate
necessity for facing the situation
was put forth In order to bead off
what was termed an "underground
movement," which Air. Riches ex
plained was due to come to a head
within a few weeks. He said print
ers are even considering a general
walkout. " --
&t. C. Maloney and C. C. Chapman
spoke briefly on their views and Mr.
Ingalls suggested advertising in the
east to bring more printers to the
state at ,' lower wage. Several edi
tors were of the opinion that a raise
must come either in tbe price of cir
culation or of advertising.
San iFranclsco, lAug. . 9. "When
running at maximum permissible
speed on 'unrestricted track," said
R. J. Clancy, assitant. to general
manager of the Southern Pacific,
Western Pacific, and Tidewater
Southern, "the average passenger
train obstructs a crossing less than
seven seconds, jet, judging from
crossing accidents, there are. many
drivers of automobiles who misjudge
the speed of passenger trains or are
too impatient to wait that long and
aa consequence run Into or are
struck by trains, resulting in ser
ious injury or death.
'During the first six months of
1919, 18 people were killed, 81 were
Injured and 233 automobiles were
damaged or destroyed In grade cross
ing accidents, compared with 26
killed and 110 Injured during a cor
responding period in 1918, b de
crease In 1919 of30.8 per cent In
the number killed and of about 36
per cent in the i number injured,
which. In view of the increase-in
the number of automobiles in. 1919
over 1918, indicates that some pro
gress is being effected in the preven
tion of such accidents.
"Of these '233, 30 stalled on the
crossing and were sbruok by trains;
111 attempted to cross almost Imme
diately In front of and were struck
by trains; $9 ran Into trains; 1
skidded into train; 19 ran Into ad
broke down crossing gates lowered
to protect fhem from passing trains;
3 ran Into and Injured crossing
flagmen; 4 ran Into cattleguards or
crossing elgns; and 6 ran over end
of track or were not 'sufficiently In
to 'clear.
San Diego, Aug. 9. (Headed by
the destroyer squadrons, the Pacific
fleet got away today for San Pedro
Parcel Poet Orders Go Through Post
office Department Who Will
Break Larger Shipments
Washington, Aug. 9. The war de
partment made public today a com
plete price list on all subsistence
stores available for sale to the pub
lic through tbe parcel poet ' or
through the municipal selling agen- .
ctes. Costs of the commodities to
the government, the department
said, has been disregarded entirely
in fixing the prices of sale, which
are materially lower than prevailing '
market rates.
The prices quoted are f. o. b. and
from storage points In each of the
13 districts into which the country Is
divided for war department subsist
ence purposes. The department now
Is redistributing the food supplies In
the 13 areas in order that eafeh may
have Its proportion per population of
the 72 articles offered for sale.
Quotations on some of the lead
ing- commodities are:- -''
Bacon, $4.15 ' per can of 17
pounds; corned beef, 55 cents for
can of 1.36 pounds; baked beans, 5
cents for can of 1 pounds; sweet
corn, 10 cents per 2 pound can;
dry beans, $6.49 per 100 pounds;
army flour, $6 per 100 pounds; mac
aroni, 7 cents per 1 pounds; roll
ed oats, 13 cents per 2 pounds;
seeded raisins, 10 cents per pound; :
rice, $6.74 per 100 pounds; toma
toes, 9 cents per 2 -pound can, and
white cornmeal, . $3.60 per 100
Municipal selling agencies . will "
compute freight charges on these
shipments to be added to the price
quoted by the war department On
the parcel post distribution no or
ders will be received direct by the
war department, but only through
the postoffice department, which will
requisition the supplies by case or
larger package, the postmasters In
turn breaking these shipments up In
to unit packages of a single can or
several cans.
Fire which started this forenoon
in the sheds of the Pine Box Com
pany spread so rapidly that about
15,000 feet of kiln-dried lumber
were consumed by tbe flames before
the blaze could be extinguished.
Some machinery iwas also destroyed.
Four automobiles left standing - in
the shed, and belonging to employes
at the factor, were saved, the last
car taken out being somewhat
The blaze was discovered about
11 o'clock, but before the fire de
partment could reah tbe scene the
building and lumber was a mass of
flames. Had It not been for, the '
new pressure pump recently pur
chased by the tire department the
men would not have been able to
approach close enough to the - fire
to check it. By quick work the
flames were confined to the storage
shed and some nearby lumber, all
lumber In the sheds being total
loss. '
Manager J. A. Roble Is not certain
how the Tire started .but Is of the
opinion that some boys and a paok-
Ia'ge of cigarettes were responsible
for the loss.