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We're Telling The World
Come and Enjoy IV
VOL. X., No, 0.
GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE OOUMT, OBBOON,
WEIKSI.V, SKIT. 21. HMD.
WHOLE HTMBER 277.
4Us The Climate
WISH AI'I'LAl HU AM UU TRACK
AMERICA'S IHTY TO TIIK
t WOIUJ '
"OBJECTIONS MELTING AW
AmwU ,TluU Majority of Fellow
Countrymen Wont tiu league
Bait Ik City. Sept. 2 4. Ituiily
Ing dlroctly to neiiale rotoa1 to
writ reservations Into' ratification
of the mmu: treaty. I'rsaldent WlUou
declared In an address In thi Mor
mon tabernacle hero that the pro
posala would "out tho heart" out of
the league of nations.
Before great rrowd which re
peatedly nlieerod tilH utterances, Mr.
Wilson reud a proposed reservation,
tinder which 1h I'nlted State would
assume no responsibility" to pro
tect the integrity of foreign govern
BtenU under article 10. Such n res
ervation, he asserted, would relieve
the t'nlted State of a iwrt of it
"Hoc the United States want to
be In on that special footing?" nMked
tho president, and there waa (treat
snout of "no" from the crowd.
Answering ohjei'tlona that under
artbte 10 the t'nlted Sin ten might he
called on to nettle llalkan contro
versies, the president mild:
"If you want to put out a fire lu
Vtali you difti't ko to Oklalxmm for
thn fire endue, and If you want to
)ut out a fire lu the Hulkann. you
don't eeud to the I'nited State for
Tho rholre would be made, he eald.
"from the most eultalile and most
available" force, and the decision
(Continued on page I.)
New Orleans, 1., Sept. 24 Tho
Holutlon of the difference between
labor and capital Ilea In the scheme
of profit sharing, Representative
Champ (Mark, of Mlaaauii, declared
today In an address at the annual
i-onvontUm of the Associated Adver
tising Club of the World.
"The plan of profit wharlng," 'he
said, "will require much thought to
bring It to perfection, but It certain
ly la not 'beyond our ability."
"The high class of American la
bor 1a a matter for -national congrat
ulation and should be universally
fhotished. On the other band no
body ehould ihave ; prejudice against
u man because he has acquired capi
tal provldod he secure It honestly
What ipeople Teally and reasonably
object to la being skinned within an
Inch of their Uvea."
HIST FIRES RAGE IN
San IBornardlno, Cat, Sept, 24.
Over seven thousand acres of timber
and brush and several apple or
chards and many buildings were
burned In forest flrea In the 9an
Bernardino mountains, 25 miles
northeast of bore. The fire la burn
ing on a ten-mile front.
Ijos Angoles, Cal., Sept. 24. Two
mountain fires devastated over 100,
1)00 acres of timber on the watershed
In the ILos Angeles national forest
near hore. The flames are as yet un
locked and 800 men ate fighting
the Mre. .
CliP CS FAVORS
BAD WITH LEGION
Medford IVople IteM-nt Article Print
ed In New Record-Herald, Defend
ing Action of tiemwnr
Medford, Sept. 23. An article
printed In the Taclfle Record Herald
September 18, credited to the James
town Journal, Jamestown, New York,
defending iermany In attacking
Prance, and Intimating that In fight
ing against the kaiser, the I'nlted
Statin "bet on the wrong horiie,"
canned the local pout of the Ameri
can legion, at a meeting to demand
that the Y. .M. C. A. at once Identify
Mis Annie iDundordale, a Y. M, C.
... worker, quoted as authority for
the statements in the article.
The article, according to the edi
tor of the laper, waa 'presented by 1..
Neldormuler, a wealthy Cerman
Aiiierlean farmer living neap Jack
sonville. The editor explained be
did not want to publish the interview
but as Mr. Neldermeler controls a
majority of the stock of the paper
he fell obliged to do so.
A committee from the legion call
ed uMm Mr. iXeldermeler and de
manded an explanation. Mr. Nolder
tuelur maintained 'he waa a loyal
American, bad a son In the I'nlted
Slates army, but that he was op
posed to the loglon for meddling In
mattors of this sort. If such tactics
were ipersiatod In, he said he would
not allow his son to Join the organ
ization, . , . .
The legion passed resolutions con
demning as un-Amertoan the action
of Neldermeler, In submitting the ar
ticle sd the local paper In printing
It and requesting the resignation of
Mr. Xeldrirmelnr as 'director of a lo
cal bank' and his resignation from
any other office he may hold. The
resolutions were presented to the
Jackson County Ruslnessmen'a asso
ciation at their meeting and were
Immediately and unanimniiHly In
dorsed by that organization.
Tho merchants went further and
drew up resolutions of their own, de
claring as long as the paper In ques
tion continued to print' such articlea
the association would withhold all
advertising endorsements and any
merchant who advertised In It would
bo considered as un-American as the
The following resolution was
adopted by tho executive committee
of the American legion:
"Whereas. Mr. I Neidcrineler has
cuused certain objectionable matter
to lie published In the Pacific Record
Herald, a newsapcr published in
Jackson county, Oregon, and
Whereas, such publication Is
deemed by this committee to be un-
American and detrimental to the
peace and welfare of this community
and 'the I'nlted States, and
Whereas, iMr. iXeldormoier Is at
present a director of the Farmers'
and 'Fruit Growers' bunk of Medford,
Whereas' such a banking institu
tion Is in the nature of a pubile cor
poration, the .purpose of which is to
directly further the welfare of the
community and nation, and
Whereas .we are of the opinion that
a! man who Is un-American should
not hold a -position of trust 1n such
Now therefore we the executive
committee of 'Medford (Post Xo. 15,
of the American legion demand that
the resignation of Mr. Neldermeler
as a director of the 'Farmers' and
Fruitgrowers' bank of Medford, Ore
gon, be requested by the board of
directors and stockholders of such
And be It further resolved that the
secretary of this organization be in
structed to mall copy of this reso
lution to the president of said bank,
and that a copy also be furnished
the press." y
Medford, Ore., Sept. 24. it. Neld
ermeler baa resigned as bank direc
tor, due to the demands of the Am
erican Legion members, following
tho publication of on alleged pro
German article in a 'local weekly pa
per at Neldermeier'a request.
THREATEN TO CLOSE UP
SHOP WITHIN TWO DAYS
Steel Company Sends Ultimatum to Strikers, Who Ignore
ThreatLabor Claims Cummins Bill Means Slayery.
Rioting Continues England Also Has Trouble
Indiana Harbor, Ind., Sept. 24.
Officials of the Inland Steel Com
pany have sent an ultimatum to the
strikers that 'unless they return to
work within two days the company
will shirt down the plant for six
months. 1'nlon leaders said they
would Ignore the ultimatum
Washington, Sept. 24. Sections
of the Cummins railroad bill forbid
ding strikes, was attacked before the
senate committee by officials of the
railroad brotherhoods, who claimed
that It would mean the return to
slavery In the industry.
New York, Sept. 24. Reports
from the it eel centers record little
change In the alignment of the op
posing forces In the steel strike. In
the Mahoning valley, Ohio, the
strikers success is complete, 4 4.000
men being Idle.
The issuo Is still doubtful In the
great strategic centers radiating
from .Pittsburg and Chicago. The
Carnegie flteel Company at Pittsburg
gives out this news: "lAoks good,
men returning to work." Iabor
leaders deny the report.
Most of the mills are closed around
Chicago, or are oieratlng with small
forces. A sympathetic strike of the'
UNDER HEAVY DEBT
Ixmdon, Sept. 24. Interest on
Russia's state liabilities today
amounts to approximately $643,500,-
000, according to a statement issued
from Omsk by the minister of fin
ance of tho Kolchak government.
In 1914 the national debt was
8.637.000,000 rubles, the statement
says. Internal wat time loans aggre
gated 33.000,000.000 rubles while
loans contracted abroad amounted to
8,000,000,000 rubles, thus bringing
the debt to a total of about 50.000,.
000,000 rubles. About 50,000.000
rubles yearly would be required for
the amortisation of this tremendous
The statement points out the fact
that the figures quoted In rubles rep
resent fictitious values as the foreign
loans were Issued abroad In ngllsh,
American, French, Japanese and
Italian currencies which cannot be
converted Into rubles at the old gold
rate of exohage.
Whereas France. In pre-war days,
was 'Russia's largest creditor. It Is
noted that Great Britain supplied the
bulk of Russtas financial require
ments during hostilities with France,
America; Japan and Italy ranking In
the order amed.
CLAIMS I. Wl STARTED
TROUBLE IN OKLAHOMA
Drumrlght, Okla., Sopt. 24. State
troops are at their posts here, pa
trolling the streets, while others are
guarding downtown buildings. The
riot growing from the telephone op
erators' strike Js lessened In Inten
sity. Eleven alleged leaders or tli riot
ers 1n the oil fields are In Jail. The
mayor declared" that It waa the I.
W. W. workers In the oil fields, and
not his stand In the telephone Btrlke,
that caused the riots.'
lake seamen seems nearer. There Is
some rioting and sporadic disorders.
Four men were stabbed in Cleve
land, two of them probably fatally,
in a right between the strikers and
Indon, Sunt. 24. Due to the sit
uation created by the railroad men
In presenting an ultimatum to the
government, threatening to strike at
noon Friday unless a settlement is
made In the meantime, a full cabinet
meeting was called for this after
noon! Canton, Ohio, Sopt. 24. The gen
eral manager of the Conton Sheet
Steel company announced today that
his men had voted to return to work.
XVB. ORrXiOX. HAS
La Grande, Ore.. Sopt. 24.
The business section of Cove,
4- 1 2 miles east of here, was dea- 4
troyed by fire today. Twelve
business houses burned. The
loss is estimated at $30,000.
LOCAL INVENTION SOON
C. A. Clarke, who left for Stock
ton, Cal., a week or more ago for the
purpose of arranging for the manu
facture of a patented automobile tire
carrier and tire remover, expects to
soon have a' limited supply placed on
the market. Mr. Clarke has an ap
pliance which will be welcomed bv
every automobilist who has ever
tried to change a tire on a demount
able rim. With Mr. Clarke's aoDn-
ance the simple twist of a wrench al
lows the removal of the tire and
when repairs have been made a twist
in the opposite direction expands the
rim and the locking Is easy. The
appliance is a spare tire carrier at
tached to the rear of the machine. It
also has a tire locking device.
-Mr. Clarke worked for eome time
at the Collins garage perfecting his
Invention and he now feels that it is
ready for the market. Mr. Clarke
owns a one-half interest and the
'other half da owned by Benj. M. Col
lins and Fred Collins and Frank
RF.I TROOVS MAKE CMS
'London, Sept. 24. A bolshevlkl
wireless from Moscow " says . Red
troops under General Dubkoff have
occupied Tomsk, 500 miles east of
GAVE HIM A BEATING
Charleston, W. Va,. Sept. 24.
Don Chafine, deputy sheriff of Logan
county, here to arrest a: man wanted
for trial there, was shot and serious
ly wounded at the offices of the t'nlt
ed Mine Workers' 'local. Chafine al
leged that the attack was made by
Vice President Petry of the miners'
organization. 'He was shot just over
the heart. Petry 'gave a bond of
110,000 following his arrest.
Trouble between Chafine and
Petry is said to be or long standing.
Petry claiming that Chafine had
once beaten him. :
Would Itefftore to Kntry 50,000 Acres
From lied of Lakes in Klamath
County; Fine Timothy I And
Washington, Sept 24. The house
public lands committee has decided
to report favorably on two of Con
gressman fiidnott'a bills affecting
lands in Oregon and California. The
first restores to entry (0,000 acres
rich reclaimed lands from tha bads
of lakes in Klamath County, Oregon,
and in Siskiyou aod Modoc counties,
In this bt:i soldiers, sailors and
marines of tl'e war with Germany
are: given preference rights above all
other persons. This Is said to be
the finest timothy hay' land In the
United States and very valuable.
As soon as the bill to enacted Into
law the secretary of interior win set
the date for opening of the tract to
TREATY 11 WIN OUT
Washington, Sept. 24. Senator
Hitchcock, of Nebraska, administra
tion treaty leader, declares that yes
terday's vote on Senator Lodge's mo
tion waa a victory for friends of the
pact. "We defeated the effort to
postpone the Fall amendments,
said Senator Hitohoock, "and have
enough votes to defeat them."
BUT DID NOT ESCAPE
Canyon ville. Ore.. Sept. 24. Dep
uty Sheriffs Hopkins and O'Connor.
while taking back to Roseburg two
youths who broke Jail there Monday,
were in an automobile accident near
Myrtle Creek last night, when a
large car from Portland crashed In
to the sheriffs' automobile on a nar
row srade. wrecking both machines.
O'Connor was cut on the head.
but none of the others were injured.
The prisoners were handcuffed to
gether and had no chance to esca'pe.
LEADVILLE. BAD MAN'S
IeadWlle. Colo., Sept. 24. That
the gambling days of ladvllle axe
a thing of the past, at least insofar
as the legal iphases of wooing of the
goddess of chance are concerned.
was demonstrated here this week
when gambling Paraphernalia, con
sisting principally of roulette
wheels and valued conservatively at
$7,000, was carted to the city dump
ing grounds by deputy sheriffs and
there burned. The destruction of
the Jxtg pile of gambling apparatus
came about as the result of a' court
order issued following the spectacu
lar 'raid conducted here on August
WILSON A VKTKRAX?
On Board President Wilson's Spe
cial Train. Sept. 24. The badite of
the American Legion has replaced
on President Wilson's coat lapel the
miniature American flag which form
ed so prominent a feature of thi
wartime pictures of the nation's chief
It wa left to the legion's chapter
at Glendive, Mont., to bring the com
mander-in-chief of the American
army and navy into the organization.
It voted him a' veteran of the war
and extended him a full member
ship when his special train halted at
trlendlve for a tew minutes. He ac
cepted and secured a legion button
BILL MAY WIN OU
whloh he has worn since on all oc
FRAMING UP TO
SPLIT IS PARTY RANKS BELIEV-
KI DI E TO ACTIVITY FOR
FOB 6BCKET ART
Wealthy Iowa Maa Heads Moremeat
to Amass Greatest CampaJga
Fund Ever feed
Washington, Sept. 24. Sedition
has broken out in the democratlo
party ranks over the alleged perni
cious activity of the national com
mittee in behalf of the presidential
candidacy of William Glbbs McAdoo.
And a report emanating from
New York says that, as a result, en
thusiastic support la lacking for tha
plan for raising $10,000,000 for the
next year's democratic presidential
campaign, an amount almost four
times that ever employed by any par
ty In such a contest. The plan for
raising this enormons fund mm orig
inated by "Wilbur W. Marsh, a weal
thy Iowa manufacturer, who has
been treasurer of the democratic na
tional committee since 19K. It baa
been so successful already that Wil
liam D. Jamieeon, also of Iowa, di
rector of finances for the democra
tic national committee, reports that
he has raised $2,000,000 fn excess
of the debt of several hundred thou
sand dollars left over from the los
ing congressional campaign of last
year and accumulated since then in
permanent organization" work.
It is over this "permanent organt- ,
zatlon" work that the breach has
come about. Opponent of McAdoo
(Continued on Page 3)
LATEST FIGURES PLACE
Washington, Sept. 24. The cost
of the war to the United States in
man power is now estimated offi
cially as 1161492 dead and 205.690
wounded, a total of 322.182. These
figures Include losses to army and
marine units on all fronts to Septem
ber 1. Killed in action totaled 35.
585, or IX per cent of the entire list;
died of wounds, 14,742; died of dis
ease 58.073; died of accidents and
other causes 8,092. Under the head
of "missing" the announcement' re
cords a tero with the notation "all .
PRIXCK OF WALES IS
SOME HIGH STEPPER
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 24. Brit-
aJn's future ruler, the Prince of
Wales, danced at the Vancouver
arena until 1:30 this morning. 'After
a strenuous day yesterday, the
prince went to the arena at 10:30
last night and danced every number
remaining on the program.
PLENTY OF WOOL, BUT
San Francisco, Sept. 24. Manu
facturers and dealers held more wool
on June 30, 1919, than at any time
since quarterly reports nave been is
sued by the bureau of markets, Unit
ed states department of agriculture,
according to reports Just received
The latest report shows a total
of 674,000,000 pounds, grease equiv
alent, on and June 30. Total
stocks in pounds by class, were:
Grease wool, 455,834,958; scoured.
60.626,923; pulled,J2,439.943; tops
14, 637,444; and noils, 12,406,916.