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VOL. IX., No. 24l.
GRANTS PAflfl, JOflEPHlXE OOOHTT, OREGON. TIll'RSDAV, AIG18T 21, 19l.
WHOLE "'Xl'MBER 2750.
COPPER MINING IS
High Prices aud High Wages Makes
Production I'nlnviUng; 29 to AOO i
Hr emit Ini-rettso Slnco 1014
l'erhlng Soldiers Attract Attention
in Peace Day Parade; "Good Old
' Yanks," Say Londoners
HUNT FAILS TO
IXG DHOl'UHT .UiUIUVATF.U
ItV DRYING WI.MW THAT
HIIRIVFL IT PltOIHi'E
PEAR CROP HIDING UP WELL
Prunes Dropping lladly WUUe Feed
on JUngea Hcroim- Meanly)
Forent Fires Ilurnlng
Portland, 'Xug. 21. There u no
precipitation of consequence during
tho past week and the ' drought
throughout Diuoh of Oregon was ag
gravated by high, drying easterly
wind, according io the weekly crop
Md weather summary of the weath
er burouu here. The water supply
for stock and for Irrigation continue
to diminish. The week opened with
moderately cool weather but the
temperature soon began to rise and
by Friday was abnormally high.
Some little winter wheat remains
to be harveeted but in most sections
threshing of winter wheat is well
advaucod. In some western - coun
ties threshing Is bolng retarded by
lack of adequate equipment. Har
vest of spring wheat Is in progress
la ths more elevated districts and la
generally complete elsewhere and a
considerable part of the crop has
been threshed. The warm weather
has been favorable for Irrigated
corn but iuomI uiilrrtKSUMl oorn needs
Dattlett pesrs are being shipped
generally aud are yielding well. 'Har
vest of early apples la la progress,
reaches are coming into market Is.
Increasing quantities. (Most unlrri
gate fruit Is of small slxe. Dropping
of prunes continues. A good crop
of evergreen blackberries is being
harvested. Second crop strawberries
are In the market.
(Practically all hay cro except
the later cuttings or alfalfa, are out
of the way. The warm weather has
been favorable for alfalfa where
there has been sufficlonl water.
Feed on tho ranne is becoming scar
cer but some stock Is finding sub
sistence In meadows snd stubble
fields. Stock as deteriorating In
pluses but In most sections Is hold
ing up well.
Irrigated potatoos and gardens are
generally promising. Where not Ir
rigated they arogenerally suffering,
from drought. Melons, encumbers,
tomatoes and beans are fairly plen
tiful In market. Hos are suffering
somewhat from drought. High tem
perature and drying winds contrlbu-
ted to the spread of forest fires.
MARTIAL LAW IX HtNGARY
Copenhagen. Aug. 21. Martial
law has been proclaimed through
out Hungary, says a Budapest dis
AFTER YELLOW METAL
iN'ome. lA'luska, July 14. (By
mall.) Twenty-nine weather bront
od explorers hailing from' every
quarter of the globe and 'bound for
some mysterious gold country of
northern Siberia, left here tonight
aboard the sailing schooner Casco,
once the property of IHobort Ixinls
Fears were expressed 'by Nome
residents before the boat loft thut
It would not 'lie able to get through
Into the Arctic Ocean as reports re
ceived here recently said the Bering
'Straits were strll blocked with ire
,: Members of the ship's company
aald they were Ibound for some point
In a vast uninhabited territory lying
along the Arctic shore of Siberia be
twees, (East Cane Cnd the (Lena River.
They would not divulge the exact lo
cation of their destination.
Ulsbea, Ariz., Aug. 21. Uttle
prospect for lowor cost of copper
production In the Warron district is
held out In a recent survey whk-h
shows a continuing ascendancy In
cost of everythlg going Into produc
tion of copper which already has
reached an Increase of 25 to 500 per
cent since 1914. With the exception
of cement, which has Increased only
slightly, everything which enters In
to the Industry hna Increased.
Fuel pi 1. of which nine carloads
a day are used, has advanced 90 per
cent. Coal has Increased 100 to 300
per cent. - Coke has gone np 75 per
cent. Dynamite and powder are (5
per cent higher than In 1914, though
at one time during the war the In
creased cost wss 130 per coot. One
of the large companies uses 126,000
pounds of dynamite a month.
Timber Is costing twlc what It
did In 1914 and five to six million
feet Is the monthly' requirement.
Steel Is up 200 per cent. Mining
tools are costing from 100 to 200
per cent more and electrical ma
chinery 1s up 300 to 500 per rent.
Frolght rates have gone up 2!i per
YAXKH AXI IMM1IK FIGHT
Copenhagen, Aug. 21 Collisions
between 'German and American sail
ors Tuesday at Neufahrwasser re
sulted In the wounding of several
cltliens and one Genua civilian, a
Dan tig dispatch' says. . k
JAPS HEAR THAT OMSK
Toklo. Aug. 21. The Omsk gov
eminent Is reported to be weaker
due to the bolshevik advance and
there la desertion by the Siberian
troops. It is understood that the
Omsk government has transferred
Its gold reserves and archives east
ward to Irkutsk.
8TOXK THK t'KKWH
Los 'Angeles. Aug. 21. A crowd
of 600 strike sympathisers today
blocked the passage to street cars
and Jeered olid stoned the crews.
The police finally dispersed the mob.
WOULD If USE HEAVY
Washington. Aug. , 21. Amend
montsto the food control act, Impos-I
ing a' 35,000 fine and imprisonment
'for two years for profiteering, was
favorably reported by the house ag
CHOLERA IX FORMOSA
Toklo, Aug. 21. -Cholera has
broken out In 'Formosa and the gov
ernment has declared a quarantine
against the Island. More than 200
cases have been found.
Nashville, Tenn., lAug. 21. Four
masked bandits today held up the
iXHilsviiie & Nashville passenger
train from Cincinnati to 'Montgom
ery, Ala., 'between Columbia and
Pulaski and carried off the mall
pouches. A poste is pursuing the
robbers. . . .
IT.MTIVK YANK KXPKDITIOX
AIIKI ItV AlltMEX WHO HAVE
I FLY CLOSE TO
Laredo llnrs Tliat ItitudiU Who
Robbed Knlloin From the Chey.
enne Hare IWa Captured
Marts; Texas, Aug. 21. As soon
as It was light enough to follow the
trails this morning the American pu
nitive expedition continued Its ban
dit chase for the third day.
One column picked up a hot trail
of two bandits, believed to be com
panions of the two captured late yes
terday by Captain 1eonard Matlock.
The aviators' work Is now extremely
dangerous because they are new to
the flying fields of 'Mexico. It is
necessary to fly close to the ground
where the bandits may tire upon
them. It Is reported that there
have been many narrow escapes.
Flyers leaving here today carried
Associated iPresa dispatches to drop
for every cavalry troop, giving them
news of the outside world.
Laredo. Tex., Aug. 21. .Word was
received here that Currants police
have arrested the robbers who held
up the American sailors from the
cruiser Cheyenne, near Tsmpico In
July.'. They were arrested near a
suburb of Tamplco.
The official report suid that seven
Mexican bandits had been put 'to
death by Carransa authorities. They
had the proierty of the sailors In
Washington, Aug. 21. The 'Mexi
can ambassador here has been in
structed by his government to pro
test to the state department against
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HAYS- HILL ROADWORK
The John Hampshire Company of
this city has received assurances
from the state hlghwuy commission
that they will be awarded the con
tract tor grading 'Mayes Hill, on the
Orunts Pass-Crescent City road, and
Mr. Hampshire la only awaiting con
firmation by the government before
beginning operations. His original
bid for this piece of work was ap
proximately 161,000 for two and
four-tenths miles, but some changes
were made to reduce the price. The
Job will require considerable steam
b hovel and hand work that runs Into
The' highway commission and the
federal government recently decided
to postpone the work, but through
the efforts of the county court and
F. 8. Bramwell, president of the lo
cal chamber of commerce, the road-
work will be done at once. T. W.
Norcrosa, assistant chief engineer of
the forestry department, of Wash
ington, ID. C, Philip H. Dater, of
Portland, district engineer of the
forestry service, and C. M. Purcell,
acting state engineer for the state
highway commission, In company
with the county, court have just gone
over the last survey, viewing the
s Tnere was an original total ap
propriation of 353.000 for this piece
of work, and when the highway com
mission and federal department de
elded to postpone the Job, the county
court of Josephine county offered to
give 35.000 In additional to the 352,
000, providing the work was done
this year. This offer was accepted by
the highway commission, and the
work will be done according to the
amended specifications. '.
8F.VF.RAL Hl'XPHKD FIGHTERS
FAIL TO VUVjCK. FLAMES IX
HAMMOXD CO.'S TIMBER
2,000 ACRES BURNED OVER
Fire Situation In Montana and I'lalio
Most Serious In History; Incen
diaries Are Active
Afbany, Ore., Aug. 21. Millions
of feet of timber were destroyed by
fire leaping over the tops of tall firs,
which swept over 2,000 acres two
miles east of here yesterday. Several
hundred men are fighting the
If warm weather end winds con
tinue there will probably be much
more Hammond Lumber company
Missoula, Mont, Aug. 21. The
general fire situation In forestry dis
trict No. 1, Montana and Northern
Idaho, never 1n the history of the
West has been al serious as it Is to
day, according to the forestry off!
dais. New fires are breaking out.
old blazes are escaping beyond all
control, spreading over the country,
and coupled with these facts are the
reported vicious actions of incen
diaries In the woods who not only
have set fires In Isolated soots, bat
have In several" Instances severed
connections between the fire-fighting
crews and the ontslde world
wlf h serious results.
Communication with the Clear
water forest was severed by mem
bers of si crew coming out from the
fire cutting telephone lines. Thirty
men were In the crew which passed
out along the telephone tine, which
before they left, forestry officials re
port, was In perfect running order.
After they had passed ont all com
munication was cut. Investigation
revealed that the government line
had been cut In seven places and the
wires wrapped aroud trees. As a
result. It has been Impossible to ob-!
tain Information from the Clearwa
ter forest or get any calls for men
which might have been sent out.
"TIX LIIW" REGULAR t 8.
Washington, Aug. 21. Steel hel
mets having been officially adopted
as part of the army's war equipment,
steps will be taken to insure a re
serve supply of the new type design
ed in the A. B. Ft British helmets
now will be disposed of except for
about 600,000 which will be kept
until production of the new model In
quantity Is assured.
Archangel, July a. Two Amort-
can Y. IM. C. A. men, Howard E.
'Merrill of Somorvllle, Mass., and
Thomaa L. Cotton, of OJngle, Wyo.,
were caught amid heavy shell fire
In a mutiny of (Russian troops at
Tul gas on the Dvina river sometime
ago. Their experiences have just
now been told.
Merrill and Cotton who were for
merly Dartmouth college athletes,
were the only 'Americans 1n the vil
lage which was garrisoned by 'Rus
sian troops, iwlth a few British offi
cers. The (Russians, . fearing that
they were about to be cut off and
surrounded by the bolehevtlkl, deter
mined to mutiny. They escorted the
two Americans to a, blockhouse
which was under tire from Russian
The blockhouse eventually became
too hot for the Russian escort and
they fled leaving the (Americans to
make their escape to Archangel by
rowing 250 miles down the river.
London, July 20. (Correspon
dence of the 'Associated Press).
The provisional regiment of Ameri
can soldiers who followed General
Persh!n In the Peace Day proces
sion was the first sample of Ameri
can fighting troops to march in Lon
don. Other organizations seen here
had been on their way to the battle
fields, while these men were return
ing. "Here were the Americans In steel
helmets, marching In companies
eight abreast with bayonets fixed,'
said the Dally Express. "They were
as jovial as any when the procession
baited, for time, bnt while they
marched their faces were as serious
and as Immobile as the gravest of
graven images. They made pro
found Impression on the onlookers.
Their marching was Roman in Its
Iron sternness and precision.''
"A magnificent regiment it was,"
said the Dally Telegraph, "young,
men all of" them and 'the quintes
sence of the alert and lithe khaki
clad In brown steel helmets they
looked most workmanlike"
. "How magnificently they marched,
swinging past in perfect alignment,
with ' long, easy stride, heads held
high and shoulders squared," said
the Daily News. "They are greeted
vociferously, with as good cheering
as I ever remember having heard In
"There was a grim. Indomitable
look about Pershing's men," said
the Dally Sketch, "an effect greatly
heightened fejr their shelf helmets,
and It made all the more wonderful
the burst of clear color which fol
lowed as their massed banners came
by. Old Glories, along with the rest,
held 'American fashion so that the
fabric flew freely and no shred of
color was lost. The cheering of the
crowd turned at the sight to a great
Ah of deHght'
; "Good old Yanks,' thus are the
Americans anecuonateiy ir some-
wS- familiarly greeted." said the
Morning Post In Its story of the pro
cession. WILSON HAS NO POWER
TO DECLARE PEACE
Washington. Aug. . 21. (President
Wilson has not the power to declare
peace in a proclamation, nor could
he consent in any circumstances to
take such a course prior to the rati
floatlon of the formal treaty of peace
by the senate. The president so
wrote Senator 'Pall, replying to one
of the 20 written questions the Sen
ator presented at Tuesday's confer
ence. . '
"CAIJFORXIA OR BIST!"
Oregon City, Aug. 21. 'With only
75 cents ibetween them, three Port'
land girls Louise Baetlne 15; Isa
bella Tracy 14 and iBessleBurleson
13 started for California. They
reached Oregon City where Sheriff
Wilson placed them under arrest and
returned them to their parents. The
girls hadVun away from home and'
weren't frightened at-their, lack of
funds. Friends at Aurora, they
thought, would "give them a lift."
The Tracy girl wore overalls.
MEETS QUICK DEATH
!Louisberg, N. C, Aug. 21. Wal
ter Klliott, a negro, alleged to have
assaulted a farmer's wife, was shot
to death today by a mob which later
carried the .body to the scene of the
crime and swung it to a tree In the
country churchyard. The mob tooV
the negro from Sheriff Kearny.
RAILWAY KMPLOYES' IDEA EE.
GAKDIXG ROADS STEP TO.
WARD Al'TOCRATIC POWER
Past Two Years Proves That People
Would Always Have to Make t'p
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 21. Myron.
T. Herrick of this city, member of
the executive committee, of the na
tional association of owners of rail
road securities, declared In a state
ment today that "the turning over
of the vast system of railroad lines)
to the control of the government, and .
through the government to the con
trol of organized labor, would be s
long step toward the establishment
in this country of an 'autocratic
power that would Imperil the liber
ties of the (American people."
Air. HerncK, wno was lormeriy
governor of Ohio, and American am
bassador to (France, Is a banker, di
rector of the Erie railroad and ot
the New York Life Insurance com
pany. ' '
(Mr. (Herrick asserted In his state
ment that 'the experience of the last
two years with the railroads, as with .
the telegraph and telephone lines Is .
ample proof that there is -neither ef- .
ncitrncj nor economy ill RUTwruiuon
control. IHa aald that anch control
and operation would defeat the pur
pose for which the railroad brother
hoods were established and that It
would Involve a huge addition to the
public debt as the value of the rail- '
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Referring to the agitation by rail
road employees through the officers
of their organizations In favor of
government ownership of the roads,
Mr. Herrick' said: '
"This propaganda will not 'be fav
orably received by the people of this
country, who. sS always, must pay
the bin. The deficit Incurred In less)
than two years of federal operation
Is already more than 3500.000,000
and Is mounting at the rate of 33.
000,000 a day In spite of sharp In
creases in freight and passenger
rates. (Directly or indirectly. In
t HTM f 1.1 f ,)il,na And iHAMaaA
in the cost of 'goods the burden of
that deficit falls on the people and :
contributes In tremendous measure
to the oppresively high cost of liv
ing. In the face of that showing
who could conscientiously wish to
perpetuate governmental control of
the rallroadsf ' :
"I cannot believe the brotherhoods
have thoroughly considered the con-x
sequences that would follow govern
ment ownership or that they ltava
prepared to exercise this great power.
Their present propaganda Is wholly
at variance with the character ot
tneir organizations ana witn their
Isvn rm anI tuvnAiMMa 1 t . tl
ITALY REACHES BILLION
(Rome,: Aug. 21. Front present
indications, 'American trade with
Italy this year may reach the billion
dollar mark, tays the" Popolo Roma
no. During the -first three months
of 1919, 'American Imports Into Italy
amounted to . approximately ' 3220,-
000,000, while Italy's exports to
America reached 33,000,000. . The
statement shows that If the present
rate of trade be maintained a record
or commerce between the two coun
tries will be attained. 'America is
by far the greatest seller to Italy. A
poor second to Great Britain with a
total of '370,000,000 tor tho first
three months and 'Argentine next