1 r ' VOI IX., No. 84S. OKA NTS PASS, iOBfCWlXB COCWTI, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, WHOLE XUMBER 2744. i'. 0' i I N BADLY NEEDED T 'SUMMARY JIHT IHHl'Kl SHOWS THAT MANY BIXTTiONfJ SUF KlCHKII KltOM IHtOUTH 'APPLES AND 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 In market. 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 PRIES INJURED TUPS 0 -BOOTH MAY BOTH RESIGN TtiwuiHMit to Move , to Portland, Ilmrfh Hua Other Ruh'domi; Louis fllnipwm Mentioned 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 gone. . 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.- -. IE 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 dividual. 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 suspending Mays. 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. Wi STATION GRANTS A 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 I 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 about three other expert 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 station. 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 S READY TO TALK FORKIGY RELATIONS BODY WILL MAKE PUBLIC THEIR CONFAB ' AT WHITE HOI BE . T 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 ference decisions. 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 against reservations. The president hopes to start his speaking tour when the committee report on the treaty. He will rive on the Pacific coast early in September. 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. ill 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 guards yesterday. mer requested '$1,000,000 for the bureau of investigation and for the expenses of the state food adminis trators assisting the department of justice. 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. 1 IS FULL 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 tains. . 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 away with. 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 opening day. COAST-TO-COAST TRIP 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. E SENT ICAN GOVE 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. T COSSACKS A 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 the bolsheviks. . 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 ROUS 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. E 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 county. 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.