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' VOI IX., No. 84S.
OKA NTS PASS, iOBfCWlXB COCWTI, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 14,
WHOLE XUMBER 2744.
'SUMMARY JIHT IHHl'Kl SHOWS
THAT MANY BIXTTiONfJ SUF
KlCHKII KltOM IHtOUTH
Heavy lrr Crop In .Hwitlii-rn Ore
gon; Xon-lrriiiaUMl Potato Are
SUllng Mow Headway
Portland, Aug. H.nAlt farm
work in Oregon made rapid progress
during the past week, according to
'the crop and weather summary Is
sued by the weather bureau here.
'Rainfall during the week waa rou
' fined to a few locaj showers, loo
'light to affect vegetation. There
were several thunderstorms In the
'western counties, which atarted a
number of forest fires.
Harvest of winter wheat I almost
-complote except near the coast and
' Id the more elevated districts and
threshing Is well advanced. The
yield Is generally better than was ex
peeted. In a fow eastern localities
-spring wheat baa shown some Im
' ; provement since the rains of tbe
preceding week but In general the
crop la mature and tbe greater part
'baa boen harvested. Irrigated coro
la making good growth but uutrrl
' gated corn is generally In need of
rain. Sweet corn la fairly plentiful
Irrigated fruit" la making good pro
gress. Apples, where not Irrigated,
are In need of rain. (Prunes are drop
ping heavily and on the whole wtll
be a light crop though some young
orchards promise good yields. In
some places the leaves on old trees
re showing the effect of drougth. A
' heavy crop of pears Is being harvest
ed In Douglas, Josephine and Jack
son counties. Early Crawford peaches
are ripening In Umatilla county.
Picking of berries except evergreen
'blackberries Is nearlng completion.
Truck crops are good where irri
gated but are 'generally In need of
rain. Potatoes are suffering from
brought In many places hut where Ir
rigated are doing well. ",'
CARNEGIE FUNERAL ;
WAS SIMPLE AFFAIR
. fljenox, Mass., 'Aug. 14. The fu
neral services of Andrew Carnegie
were beld at Window, Brook. There
'was no eulogy, no pallbearers. The
service was as simple as the habits
nd tastes of the man In life. Only
members of the household and in-
. tlmate friend of family were present
The (Presbyterian , ritual woe used.
Interment will be made at , " Sleepy
Hollow, near Tarrytown.
FOR MEXICAN BORDER
,' El Paso, Tex., 'Aug. 14.; Construc
' tlon of a highway along the 'Mexican
' border and the laying of. narrow
' .guage tracks to connect supply de
t pots and army posts with important
'border military stations are two
; projects that recently have attract
ed the attention of officers of the
army corps of engineers In this sec
- tlon. " .
: Announcement has been made at
- military headquarters liere that en
; 'glneer officers are surveying condl
tlons along the border with a view to
utilising light railway equipment
'brought back from France In con
structing, lines along the border.
0 SAVE CROPS
TUPS 0 -BOOTH
MAY BOTH RESIGN
TtiwuiHMit to Move , to Portland,
Ilmrfh Hua Other Ruh'domi; Louis
Ba'lom, Ore., Aug. 14. Rumors
boot the rapltol durMg. tbe pant
few days Indicate that there will be
two vacancies on the atate highway
commission fcofore tbe end of the
year. The members who are expect
ed to resign are W. L. Thompson, of
Pendleton, and R. A. Sooth, of Bu
Baflcm, Ore., Aug.' 14. .With the
anticipation of the early resignations
of Highway Commissioners R. A.
Rooth of Kugene and W. I Thomp
son of Pendleton, speculation regard
ing tholr probable successors Is rife.
Governor Olcott Is almost certain
to choose an eastern Oregon man to
succeed Thompson. Jataee Stewart
of Fossil, a prominent good roods
booster and member of the legisla
ture, Is considered a likely cholre.
Others frequently mentioned In this
connection are IRruce Dennis, pub
lisher of the Ua Grande Observer.
and William Pollmsn. a Baker bank
er. . "
touts fllmpson of M&'rshriold, can
didate for the republican guberna
torial nomination in the last cam
paign, and W. K. St. John are fre
quently named as having a good
chance of getting Booth's present
berth. St. John is county commis
sioner of Touglaa county.
JttO.OOO WORTH HUTTK.lt
HOAROKO IX C'HICAtiO
Chicago, 111., Aug.' 4 Twelve hun
dred and eighty-two tubs of butter,
valued at $50,000, were set ted here
today on libel iwarrants In the war
now being waged on the high cost
of living.- -.
Amnjerdum. lAug. 14. The iRou
manlan trooi are about, to leave
D ii dupes t .as tbe consequence of a
note sent Koumanla by the peace
conference, a Vienna dispatch says.
' Paris, Aug. 14. The Roumanian
minister here announced that Rou
mania in no wise favors the Instal
laflon of Archduke Joseph In power
In Hungary. "There 1a no reason
for sympathy, either for the Arch
duke personally or the reactionary
regime he represents," says the
Roumanian minister. .
rXKI JURY 18 KBADY - -
TO XNfiHKK VERDICT
Mount Clemens, iMIoh., Aug, 14.
The Jury which has been hearing
the testimony for three months In
the Henry IFord tibel suit retired
today to consider the verdict. Judge
Tucker Instructed the jury that a
newspaper hoe no 'greater privilege
In making comment than lias an In
PITCHER MAYS KE-tXSTATED
. New" York, Aug. 14. The major
ity of the 'board of directors of the
American league have ordered 'Pitch
er (Mays reinstated. They nullified
the action of President Johnson in
FINISHED THIS MONTH
Honolulu, T. H., Aug. 11. It Is
expected that the - $6,001), 000 dry-
dock at the (Pearl harbor naval sta
tion will be completed by the end of
this month. It will not be formally
opened, however, . until Secretary
Daniels arrives with the Pa'rlflo fleet.
ONE OF BEST
Ill-2'KATIN'G STATION :'tf UK
m y.;k from asiilaxo to
THIS CITY SEPT. 15
EMERGENCY POWER PROVIDED
Intricato Wlrework Required Many
Weeks for Completion; Manager
H tew art to Remain
C. A. Williamson and - Thomas j
Whltmbre, who have had charge of
equipping the Western Union repeat-
loft viaiiuu -in vi, uv niniui
finished their Jab and Mr. whltmore i
i. ..... ..- ...,.i. , J
the work this week.
In Grants Pass for
months, assisted by
He has been
wlremen, getting the Intricate wire
work arranged and will leave Sun
day for Portland, and from there will
double 4ack to San Francisco in
which vicinity he will Install another
In September 15th the repeating
station at Ashland will toe discon
tinued and repeater stations put in
operation at Grants Pass and . Red
ding. F. E. Stewart, present man
agw of tbe local Western Union sta
tion, will remain aa commercial man
ager here, W. A. Smith of San Fran
cisco, mill te chief operator, H. 1
Long of Seattle will .. take. ' second-
trick, and M. E. Gunder of lAshland
wilt take the third shift. '
'The repeating tables, switch
boards and power boards have all
been completed and all Western
Union wires In this city have been
placed underground. The Western
Union will liave charge over and
will keep In repair all Southern Pa
cific wires. The office, will get Its
power from the California-Oregon
Power fonuiany, 4ut has Installed a
10-hov-sepower gasoline engine of
the latoet type to furnish power In
case (tA Occident 'at the California
Oregon power plant. The new power
cap be turned on at a minute's no
tice. Ten main wires will handle all
business from Grants 'Pass north to
Portland and south to San IFranclseo,
aa well aa some of the business east.
'Manager Stewart states that 'the
new iWeatorn Union office Is one of
the finest equipped on the Pacific
coast and Grants -Pass will receive
the very best of service.
ALL DEALERS SELLING NECESSITIES :
ABOVE SET PRICE TO BE PROSECUTED
Washington. Aug. 14. Attorney
General (Palmer told the senate agri
cultural committee today that he in
tended .to. prosecute nil dealers 4n
necessities Belling above the prices
determined by the price fixing com
mittee In cities and counties, as fair
a.nd Just. He asked that the food
control aot profiteering . sections be
extended to clothe other necessities.
Senator McNary of Oregon said he
believed the bill was now sufficient
to reach any convelvable case. :
A resolution waa, Introduced In
the house asking the president what
use -was made of 'the hundred mil
Uon dollairs tor the relief of desti
tute. Europeans, "
Three cabinet officers asked spe
cial appropriations from congress for
the campaign against inflated prices.
Secretary Redtleld requested '$410,
000. for the work of the bureau of
standards in assuring full weight
and measure land of the bureau of
fisheries in .Introducing new fish
foods. Secretary . Wilson asked for
$475,000 tor the employment of spe
cial agents and others and Mr. Pal
READY TO TALK
FORKIGY RELATIONS BODY WILL
MAKE PUBLIC THEIR CONFAB
' AT WHITE HOI BE .
Wanton and Hardy, Texas Demo
crats, Clash When Blantoa Calls
Colleague Rubber Stamp"
Washington, Aug. 14. The senate
foreign relations committee decided
today to nottfy 'President Wilson that
it would call at the .White House at
n, convenience to discuss tns peace
treaty. It also decided to call be-
fore it E.
vwiiiBuis, a. jv. nuru
beck and William Bullitt, w&o re
signed aa advisors of the peace com
mission at Paris because It was re
ported they disagreed with tbe con
A motion to call Col. E. Of. House,
General Bliss and Henry IWhtte was
voted down 9 to 8. It was decided
that all information secured ' from
the president be made public.
It Is understood that the president
la glad the senate committee baa de
cided to speed up on the treaty, but
he has not receded -from his position
The president hopes to start his
speaking tour when the committee
report on the treaty. He will
rive on the Pacific coast early in
Washington.. Aug. 14. Members
of the house today intervened to pre
vent a, clash between Representatives
Blaton aBd' Hardy, of Texas, both
democrats. Hardy rushed at his col
league when iBlaton charged he was
a, "mere rubber stamp," always de
fending the administration.
Salem. Ore.. Aug. 14. Chester
Williams Clerk! who robbed . the
Beaverton bank og $3,800 several
months-ago, escaped from the peni
tentiary today, when working In the
berry fields under armed guards. ,
. There is no trace of IBricboux a'nd
'Bostwlck who escaped from the
mer requested '$1,000,000 for the
bureau of investigation and for the
expenses of the state food adminis
trators assisting the department of
Another $200,000 waa asked tor
anti-trust suits, especially that
against the five big packing com
pan lee. The attorney-general also
wants $300,000 for other work of
the department, not directly con
nected with the living problem, euch
as the enforcement of war-time pro
hibition, prosecution of appeals and
hiring of special assistants.
. Asked today If he had tiny reports
indicating sufficient food , held In
storage to affect iprlces materially if
released, (Mr. IPalmer revealed that
a number of governors had appeal
ed to him to cut. "red tape" in forc
ing on the market "amaiing quanti
ties'!, of foodstuffs now In storage.
In some cases, It waa tald the food
has been held longer than .permit
ted by atate laws, but technicalities
regarding Interstate commerce bad
prevented the governors from under
taking seizure or prosecutions.
OF DEER THIS FALL
Shomwker Make Announcement;
Law Holds Kvery Member of
Hunting Party liable
.Salem, Ore., Aug. 14. The deer
cson throughout Oregon will open
September '1st this year and will con
tinue until October 31st, according
to an announcement made by Carl
D. Shoemaker, state game warden,
today. Tbe only exception, is In
Union and Wallowa counties where
tbe season will open on September
10 th and close on November 10 th.
Heretofore, the season has opened
on August ISth in District No. 1,
which consists of all counties west
of the summit of the Cascade moun
The season this year is uniform In
both districts except in the two coun
ties heretofore mentioned.' The bag
limit is two deer with horns which
Is the tame as last year.
A change in the game law makes
every member of a .party of hunters
liable for a deer killed unlawfully by
a single member. Thus If several
persons are hunting together ' and
one of them kills doe and tbe fact
is discovered, . each member of the
party Js responsible and may be
prosecuted.' In this manner the com
mon practice of placing the blame
on one individual while the remain
der chip in to pay the fine, is done
Numeroua complaints have been
made regarding "flashlight" hunt
ing. An extensive campaign is being
planned against the practice and a
heaTy penalty and jail sentence goes
with, the offense.
Deer are plentiful in . Southern
Oregon this year and many people
are planning to get the limit on the
New York. Aug. .'14. The "path
finders" of the army air service,
up rising 32 commissioned officers
and 80 enlisted, men, were to leave
iHazelhurst field,: Long 'Island, this
afternoon on their ; coast-to-coast
trip in (he Interest of recruiting and
ma-maklng.' V . ',
The expedition . is a combined en
terprise of the air service and. motor
transport corps.- Nine airplanes,
three on trucks aa a reserve force
and six tor flying,- will be taken to
Sam Francisco and back. The men
will stop at 171 cities. , ,
Lieutenant Kenneth C. Leggett
who will travel ahead as a guide for
the 'larger party, said today the men
would plot "aerial routes - between
most of the larger cities of the coun
try.'- . .
"After iwe reach .Minneapolis," be
said, "we will strike out in a bird's
course for the Pacific, touching the
largest cities In North Dakota, Mon
tana, (Idaho and (Washington. From
Seattle we will fly down the Pacific
coast to San Diego and then back to
New York over the southern route.
We should return In about a year."
A motor transport corps of 26 au
tomobiles and ' number of motor
cycles will follow the highways af
ter the airplanes. They will have a
rolling kitchen, hospital, engineering
outfit and everything to sustain the
squadron across the continent. Ma
Jor Ora M. Saldinger Is In command
of the squadron.
Washington, IAg.- 14. Warning
that there would 'be a radical change
In the United States policy regard
lng Mexico It the Carranza govern
ment continued to fail to protect
Americans there, was contained In
a note eent the 'Mexican foreign of
fice July 22.
SWEPT BACK BY
KOLCIIAK FORCES CONTINUE TO
RETREAT; XO SIGX OF HALT
TSO THE RED ARMY '
8ix BoUhovikl Battalions Destroyed
on Dv'oa August 10; 1,000 Pris
' oner Taken
London, Aug. 14,-VThe retreat in
the Ural mountains of 'Admiral Kol
cbak's forces continues. :
South of Uralsk . the bolshevfld
hare driven the Cossacks back 60
miles, endeavoring to separate them
from the main body of KolchaVs
forces. There Is no sign of checking
. It is understood that the general
position of Admiral Eolchak la not .
materially worse due to the bolshe
vik: advance, and barring his unex
pected collapse, munitions the Am -erioans
are sending should arrive in
time to aid his recovery. Neverthe
less his reverses are serious blow
to the policy of the entente.
Stockholm, Aug. 14. A : serious,
food crisis has occurred in Moscow
sad there is general discontent there
with the soviet government, a dis
patch from iHelslngfors to the Sven-
ska Dagfblad says. In view of the sit
uation, it is added the soviet gov
ernment is thinking of leaving Mos
cow for Tula.
London,"" Aug. 14. Six bolshevik
battalions were destroyed In "a sue-.
cessful 'Anglo-Russian offensive on '
the iDvina river on August 10, the '
war, office announced today. Jfore
than 10Q0 prisoners, 12 field guns .
and many' machine guns were can-V1
tured. . ' : - '''''.-'
USED BY AIRPLANES
'Fort Bliss, Tex., , Aug. 14. Air
planes patroling the Mexican border
in this district may now report sua-.
pictoua bands of armed '. Mexicans
seen on the south side of the Rio
Grande by ' means of the wireless
telephones. All of the scout - air
planes patroling this' border are
now equipped with ' wireless tele
phone outfits, and the aerial obser
ver may talk with border patrol sta
tions direct or with flying headquar
ters here. (A test was made of the
newly installed wireless telephones
and Brigadier Oeneral James B. Et-
win talked with the airplane observe
era flying between Columbus, N. M., '
and Fort Hancock, Texas.
San IBernardtno, -Cal., (Aug. 14.
T new citrus fruit tree pest, "The
vine (boa constrictor," has been dis
covered by .J. IP. Coy, horticultural
commissioner . of San 'Bernardino
The origin' of the new ' parasite,
which is species of dodder or lov
er's vine and has nearly ""choked"
to death a large lemon tree in an
Upland orchard,' Is puzzling govern
ment and state experts. . '
. So tightly has the string like para
site wrapped Itself about the branches
that the flow of sap has been cut off.,
To bait its spread, half of the tree
has been cut and burned.