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VOU X., No. IM,
GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHIXE COCJfTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. tMTOIJEit 22, llllft.
WHOLE NCMHER 2803.
J. I'. IWWMN. WHO HEUVKD IX
JFIIWT OUKOON IXKANTMV,
KILLED 11V 8. I. THAIS
Formerly at Moldier Home at llone
burg: Had Item Minnlng hi m e
Jtuliton 1. Hoimu was struck and
almost instantly killed Tuesday af
ternoon by the locomotive attached
to passenger train So. 53. south
bound, due hore at 2:43 p. m. Mow
man. who tH 73 ytwrs of age. and
subject to frequent lapses of memory
wait walking on ttiu truck between
Inland and Pollard, and although
there was a view of the train fur
dletance of ?00 yards the old man
paid no attention to tt and deliber
ately walked Into tho locomotive. He
wan at ruck In the Kce which wax
badly crushed. 'and both Ihks were
hrokon. besides many brut.
Bowman, who was veteran of the
Civil War and sorved as a jirlvate
In Co. A, lit Oregon Infty., and an
other veteran had lieen living to
dot her In a cabin aliout a mile south
of Inland since spring, mid prevloiii
to that were at tho soldier home at
Roscburg. Howninn liHd lieen miss
ing since the previous day and had
Olx-nt the night alono In the wood.
ItAllroad worker eaw hlin In the af
ternoon and took him 'to Ieliind
where they headed hlin toward
'home but In Dome manner he lout
his hearlnxs aitnln and was truvellnK
In Uio wrong direction.
He Is believed to have a sinter and
an uncle near Eugene.
Coroner Ioiik"lirldo vltilted the
acene and ordered the body sent to
Grants Tiuwi. The Inquiwt will be
hold t Hall's Undertaking parlors at
4 o'clock thin afternoon.
WutthliiKton, Oct. 22. The federal
trade commission Issued a statement
today, asserting that the char nee
made by Senator Watson and Sen
ator 8horman were "part and iwrrol
of a welfare of the Chicago meat
packers agnlnst the deiuirtmenU of
justice trade commission, iwlth the
purpose of subverting Juatlce."
The statement questioned the
good faith of the senators and de
clared that WaUon was lobbyist
In 1909. The statement said the
opnvmlsslon employes hud Ionic been
subject to attacks which the public
never knew about.
ADOPTED BY SENATE
Washington, Oct. 22. The aenale
foreign relations committee today
adopted (four revjacd reservations to
the .peace reaty, with administration
loaders voting solidly against them.
The committee also adapted a pre
amble to the reservations, providing
that the treaty should not Ibeoome ef
fective until three of the other prin
cipal allied powers ha'd agreed to the
On most of the roll calls, the vote
stood 11 to 16, all the republicans
and Senator Shields, Tennessee dem
ocrat, voting; With the affirmative. .
The reservations related to ar
ticle 10, the Monroe Doctrine, with
drawal, and domestic questions.
HAVE SEALED DOOM
Jap I'immt Greatly Stirred by. At
tempted jMwanlnatloni Japan le
termliied to Hold Korea
Seoul, Korea, Oct, 22. -Commenting
on the attempted assassination
o Governor-General ftaito, the semi
official Seoul (Press expresses the
opinion that by this act the Korean
agitators have "sealed their doom."
The paper says:
"If Korean malcontents think that
the assassination of few heads of
the government-general of Korea
will row Japan and make her relax
her hold on Korea they are Indeed
mistaken. Japan 1s determined to
hold the peninsula at all cost and
will not lot It go, no matter what
things Korean agitators may do.
They will now lose whatever sym
pathy they may have had among a
section of the people and have scaled
Washington. Oct. 22. -President
Wilson had one of the best nights
since his Illness began. Ills tompera
ture, pulse and .respiration are nor
TEN CENTS FA I It MUCK
Washington, Oct. 22. Attorney
C.tMieral Palmer has secured a con
ference of the 'Producers, represent
ing 90 ner cent of the beef sugar out
put, replying that his suggestion for
ten cents to wholesalers was a fair
prlco for the new crop.
NTIIIKKHS STII.I4 OCT
New York. Oct. 22-The long
shoremen on strike Jiere failed to re
turn to work today an was exiiected
Uome. Oct. 22. This city was
Hhaken by an earthquake this morn
ing. Reports of the damage done
have not yet hecn received.
GOLDEN DRIFT DAM
The repairing of the Oolden Drift
dam, which lias been in .progress for
the jmat x weeks, has 'been ro-
groHKlng satisfactorily, and with fa
vorable conditions for another week
all danger or delay through high
water will be avoided. There have
beon from 22 to 25 men employed
at the probity and they nave tised
three oar loads of cement ml uavomiI
cars of dumber. The expenditure for
now cement work will amount to
115,000, and when this Is completed
the amount expended for concrete
work will total $75,000.
The present repairs Include 40
feet of concrete wall with .openings
for penstocks large enough to accom
modate two electric power units.
Should the capacity of the dam.
2,000 horse power, ue required, ad
ditional concrete iwork would be ne
IF. M. Pauvre. owner of the ipro
perty. and his son, J. IM. Fauvre,
have ibeen .here from Jndlananolla for
more than a week, and will remain
several days longer. -
Portland, Ore.. Oct. 22 Three un
masked robbers held up the Jewelry
store of M. T Smith, In the IHelllg
Theatre nulldtnc this moratns? In
broad dayllgiht and .bound and gag
ged Smith and escaped In an automo
bile with $2,500 worth of iewelry.
'Utter Smith manager to grab a
revolver and fire wo '811015. hut
without effect. Policemen on motor
cycles are trailing the robbers.
LtlHK TWO TOItPEDO BOATS IX
WLFOF FINLAND; BIX SUB-
VIVOItH AUK picked I P
Ktruiude for I'etrotcrail Continues.
With lU'ictmenU From Moscow
AnmImUdk the ItolHhevllU
iondon, Oct. 22. Two boUhevlkl
torpedo boats were sunk In the Gulf
of Finland when they attempted to
attack Bsthonian vessels and British
destroyers. Six survivors were
Holsingfors, Oct. 22. The cap
ture of Krasnala Corks' on the Oulf
of (Finland, nearly opposite Kron
stadt, by the Northwestern Russian
army Is announced.
The battle of Petrograd continues
and there Is heavy fighting six miles
south of the city. Tiolshevtki regi
ments from Moscow are helping de
THE LEGION "SMOKER"
Tuesday night's American J-eglon
"smoker" proved to be the most suc
cessful get-together the . ex-eervlce
men or this district have had to
date, with five snappy boxing bouts
on the boards.
Three matches were Ixuitani
wolght affairs and two were heavier
Cedrlc Fields and Aubrey Golf put
on the main attraction of the even
ing In three fast rounds. Fields gain
ing the referee's decision'. Both
boys are from the high school and
weigh 158 pounds each.
Bill Richardson and James Hoxle
also furnished three good rounds.
T. J. Armstrong refereed, the
matches and handled them In a real
A six piece orchestra from the
high school livened the evening with
a continuous flow of Jazz music.
The business meeting of the jot
was made very brief and important
matters ifor discussion' were put over
until next meeting.
R6bert Hoake' more than two cen
turies ago predicted telephony over
PHILIPIIIOS ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT
Manila, Oct. 22. Confirmation by
Governor Harrison upon his arrival
here recently of "his recommendations
that, in the event that Independence
Is granted to.the (Philippines., restric
tions such as were provided In the
case of Cuba by the IPlatt amendment
be embodied tin the 11 berating act
and resulting treaty, has, contrary
to expectations, aroused practically
no hostile comment among the Fili
- The native press Is remarkably
silent on the Attitude of the. chief
executive. The opitosltlon .paper,
representing the "Partido Democ ra
ta," contents itself with pointing out
that the attitude of the governor Is
undoubtedly approved by the Naclon
altsta party leaders, and, after all,
was only to be expected. The Na
clonallBta papers refrain from any
comment whatsoever, favorable or
'Governor Harrison's statement up
on his arrival here as carried by the
local press fa as follows:
OF HIGH COST
hh'lJMSd JUItKKT 1UIXOV8
TO TIM-KIW OF HOIL, HIT COX
Kl .MKICH PAY MOHK
WHEAT HAS BEEN SOLD AT LOSS
Advocates "Cessation of Government
ProptiKanria Which Tends to
lower Farm Products"
Washington, Oct. 22. Senator
Capper of Kansas, republican, pre
sented to the senate today the farm
ers' side of the high cost of living,
declaring that while the farmers sell
products at a loss in the declining
market, the consumers are paying
high prices. He blamed the condi
tion to faulty distribution.
He deplored the numerous Indus
trial strikes and the small repre
sentation given agriculture In the In
"In our efforts to get rid of the
high cost of living disease," said Mr.
Capper, "I fear we are In great dan
ger of dying of the remedy. As a
result of Washington's efforts to re
duce high prices by breaking down
entirely the cost of food, we have
the remarkable spectacle of a rise of
1 per cent In the cost of living, co
Incident with market drops that are
putting livestock raisers out of bus
iness and causing serious losses to
other producers." J
Illtitratlng the anomalous sttua
tlon of farmers and consumers. Sena
tor Capper said farmers are selling
their .wheat at a loss, adding: '
"It takes four and a half bushels
of wheat to make barrel of flour.
The wheat raiser gets about $8.37
for the wheat, the miller $12.70. Che
the baker $58.70 and the hotel keep
er here in Washington, as it Is doled
out in thin slices, $587."
The government, through tie
grain corporation. Senator Capper
said, profited $23,000,000 at the ex
pense of farmers last year, the farm
ers selling from 20 to 70 cents lees
than the guaranteed price.
"The situation of the livestock
farmer Is even more deplorable," he
said. "Farmers are selling their
grain fed beeves and hogs for less
than It costs to produce them, but
the consumer finds little or no
change In the price of meat.
"While everything a farmer must
buy demands the high dollar, the
price of his commodities, the cheap
est In the market is held down by a
foreign embargo and a government
(Continued on Page 2)
"The recommendation that early
Independence be iglven the Philip
pines under an arrangement similar
to the iPlaitt amendment for Cuba
was made by me officially as gover
nor-general of the Islands and 1s al
so my personal' recommendation.
The recommendation and this point
I took pains to make clear to con
gress was not presented by me as
representing the opinion of the Fil
ipino pebiide nor aa representing that
of my superiors.
"Naturally I am not in a position
to come back with Cny promises as
to dote for the granting of Inde
pendence," continued the governor
In reply to the queries of his Inter
viewers. "That Is a matter which Is
entirely In the hands of congress
Congress has already promised the
Philippines their independenceand
It will have final voice in determin
ing when that independence Is to be
SAYS UNIONISM IS
Sew Jersey Senator Cites Fact That
In Ion Labor Is Trying to Dictate
' ' to the Vnltcd States
Washington, Oct: 22. Unionism
under its present leadership was at
tacked In the senate yesterday by
Senator Frelinghuysen, republican.
New Jersey, as "a new autocracy"
tending toward bolshevlsm.
Criticizing the demands of the bi
tuminous coal miners for a five-day
week and Increased wages Senator
Frelinghuysen, -who Is chairman of
the senate committee investigating
the coal strike, called upon American
public opinion to scotch a movement
which he feared would result in class
The New Jersey senator said the
demands of the miners, half of them
aliens were 'inordinate" nd could
not be granted as they would result
in decreased production and an In
crease of prices to the consumer of
from $2 to $2. B0 a ton.
"It, the United States ready to be
dictated to by these men?" he asked.
"The time has come to put an end
to this new autocracy." said the sen
ator, "unless this intolerable condi
tion can he rectified; unless some
means can be found to prevent impo
sition of such unthinkable demands
and penalties; unless collective bar
gaining can be continued in an order
ly manner and with due regard, to
the public welfare and comfort, a
new remedy must be applied the
remedy of making labor amenable
to the same extent as capital to the
laws of the Vnited States."
Referring to the steel strike, the
New York longshoremen's strike,
the Boston police strike, the Xew
York pressmen's strike and other la
bor disturbances. Senator Freling
"When will this striking frenzy
stop? Unless a halt Is called we
shall reach a state of anarchy Infin
itely worse than the autocracy of
Germany. This is class government
and not democracy.'
(Continued en page t.)
Toklo, Oct. 22. Former United
Stales Senator Theodore E. Burton,
of Ohio, told the Japanese financiers
In a speech he delivered recently at
a banquet tendered to him at the
Bankers' Club, that what the United
States most desired was that Japan
should do everything possible to pro
mote peace among the nations and
"avoid .that spirit of Imperialism
which has so disturbed the. world.
' "What America asks of Japan in
the Orient," he added, "is a fair field
for competition in trade and no pol
icy of aggression toward other coun
tries. We only ask that no political
control or special privlle'ges- shall ex
clude us ifrom entry to the ports and
to the trade of the Orient."
Speaking of the future relations
of Japan and America, Mr. Burton,
said, "every Interest points to amity.
rather than discord."
GREAT SLAUGHTER OF
"ANIMALS FOR FURS
Nome, Alaska, Oct. 22. For
tunes'ln furs were brought out of the
far north this summer hy the few
trading schooners that braved the
unusual (heavy Arotlo ocean Ice and
worked .their wy along the north
ern rim of the continent to Banks
Latnd'and Herschel Island and back
Over 2500 furs were stored on
Banks Land alone awaiting ph boats,
according to reports brought here.
For two years the ice has prevented
boats from reaching the spot and as
a result, the trappers on the island
have been piling up what Nome men
said was the greatest cango ever
brought around Into the 'Bering sea.
FINAL CARD AT
LETTER DICTATED YESTERDAY
HEAD TO CONFEREES; HOPES
FOR INDUSTRIAL PEACE
MESSAGE ELICITS NO APPLAUSE
President Mays It Will Be National
Disaster If Body Adjourns With
Washington, Oct. 22. In a last
effort to prevent dissolution of the
national industrial conference. Chair
man (Lane today read to the dele
gates the letter dictated by the presi
dent yesterday, urging the impera
tive necessity of some action to in
sure industrial peace during the reA
The president said it would be a '
pected the conference to stay to
gether until a' way was found for the
establishment of a eurer, heartier co
operation or until tt was revealed
that "men who work and men who
manage American industry are so set
upon divergent paths that all efforts
at cooperation are doomed to fail
The president said K would be at
national disaster if the industrial
leaders and workers are to be with
out faith In each other, doing naught
but what Is compelled. He declared
his mind turned away from such a
posBtbimy,- '.i'--' -v
Organized labor representatives
forced the reading of the president's
letter. They did not applaud, and'
may leave. Later the labor group
decided to return to the conference,
after an Intermission.
Washington, Oct. 22. The D resi
dent today signed several bills which
were recently (passed.
Washington. Oct 22. .When the
conference reconvened today the la
bor group renewed their efforts to
obtain recognition of the right of the
workers . to bargain - collectively.
They indicated this was the condi
tion upon whioh tfiey would remain
in the conference.
Washington, Oct. 22, 8:07 p. m.
The national Industrial conference
late today voted down labor's reso
lution for recognition of the right
of collective bargaining. This was
the resolution that Gompers had
characterized as the last word on
the subject Mr. Gompers annoupoed
that the iahor group will withdraw
from the conference.
HALF MILLION POLES
Warsaw, Sept. i5, via Paris Sept
20. Poles who have Just completed
a pilgrimage of many months from
the heart of Siberia to the newly-redeemed
city of Minsk, have brought
to American Ked Cross headauartera
in that city the news that at least
200,000 former war prisoners are
waking In Siberia for an opportune
moment to return to iPoland. Some
placed the number at 600.000.
AMERICAN AGENT IN
Washington, Oct 22. William
Jenkins, American consular agent at
j Puehla, Mexico, was kidnapped by
three masked bandit "Friday and is
being held for $50,000 ransom. The
state department Is endeavoring to
secure his release.