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VOL. VIIH No. HON,
GRANT PASS, JOSKFBINB COVFTT, OBJBOON, SI NDAV. Al'Gl'BT IS, 1917.
WHOLE XVMBEB 21SS,
GOVERNMENT PLANK FOR EACH
V HTATK T( INt'REAMK ITS ACHE-
AGE IN GRAIN
CAMPAIGN IS STARTED EARLY
Oregon la Aakrd to Incr turns Plant
lag !y Oiiarter MlUiua Acre
or Fifty IVr (ntt
Washington, Aug. II. The pro
duction of over on billion bushels
of wheat and over BS.OOO.ono bit
shels of rjr, through the planting ol
47,387,000 a-rea to winter wheat
and of &. 131.000 acre to rye Ihla
(all, la In Immediate war agrlcul
tural program for th nallnn an
nounced by David P. lloimton, sec
retary of agriculture. Thla record
winter wheat acreage, an Inrrvane or
IX per cent over laat year, would
yield 672,000.000 bushel tt th
average yield (or the past ten year
la equalled, or under repetition of
the favorable condition of l14
would give 880,000,000 bushule. In
either caae with a aprtng wheat erop
neat year equal to that of If It, the
nation will have more than 1.000,
000,000 bushels of wheat (of domes
tic mi and export.
Sine the acreage sown last fall
are freak la the Muukji of farmers,
th aowlng uggetd for thla year
are compared with thoa of 1116
Kor Kansas, whore more than one-
fifth of th winter wheat of the
country was aown In 1116 and
campaign for an Increase already I
under way, an Increase of more than
1.000.000 acres, or one-seventh of
the total Imroase, Is recommended
Ohio Is asked for one and one-tenth
million acres over last year's sow
ings. Th Is considered possible and
desirable by the gricultural leaders
of the state. Because of available
land In the state, Oklahoma Is ask
ed to lucres the acreage one-fourth
amounting to more than 800,000
acres. Indiana and Illinois are each
ked tff Increase their acreage by
somewhat more than a half million
acres, thereby equalling what they
have sown In the recent nast, Ore
gon, because of the abnormally low
acreage sown last fall, Is asked to
Incresse this acreage this fall by one
quarter million acres, or 60 per cent
These six states, Kansas, Ohio, Okla
homa, Indians, Illinois and Oregon
In which nearly one-half of the win
ter wheat was sown Isst fall, are
asked to furnish considerably more
than one-hulf of the Increase plan
ned for this fall. Their agricultural
leaders think It Is possible and are
taklns the necessary steps to see
thnt It la don.
Th largest percentage Increases
arc requested In some of the south'
ern states. Mississippi lends with
4!r per rent Increase and Georgia
comes next with 100 per cent in
Alabama 1 asked for CO
iter cent Increase; Arkansas for 87
per cent; and flouth Carolina for
87 per cent. These southern states
are anxious to incresse their acre
Caes by this amount to safeguard
their own food supply. Th Increase
In actual acres, however, It com
n.r.tivelv small In each of these
tui.m. iAuc. 11. Robert Burns
and J. B. Burg, convlot who eeoap
ed through th toot ot th atat
orison 'her Wednesday, were cap
tured Friday morning iby Jalb Ber
ous and other guard on mil this
Id of Silver creek, In eastern Mar
lon county. They had been seen oy
Urn-man Have Hard Work Making
Any frofjrea Agaiast Jitubuorn
Resistance of Rtmasaalajia
I'etrograd, Aug. 11. The wsr of
fice baa announced that a great bat
tle has been In progress sine Wed
nesday along th Buchlue river. In
Koumanls. Th 'Ilonmanlaua are
bitterly contesting tbeGermen pro-
After a series of stubborn battles.
th Roumanian were driven acroaa
th river but later turned on th ad
vancing Teuton and drove them
back, recrosalng th rlvar.
Th Hermans have launched an
offensive toward Urody tout It was a
complete failure, th enemy . being
driven back with great loss. An
other flerman attack on Beret h and
the Schava valley, was repulsed.
In all these sector th German
nd Austro-Hungartan are declared
by the Berlin war offlc to be con
tinuing their galna. Southeast of
Csernowlta, capital of Bukowlna, the
German have penetrated Russian
Further south, fighting with their
llles they hsve taken height posi
tions between the Trotus and Putna
valley, and In southern Moldavia, la
the region of Fokshanl, have thrown
their forces serosa the Suchlua river
on a wide front.
1L BE EXTENDED
Seatfl. 'AH. 11? Following- the
rejection of peace proposals of th
stat defense council by th employ
ers, striking timber workers planned
to extend their fight for the eight
hour day Into parts of Oregon and
Washington that had heretofore
been free from ttrlk trouble.
Forty of the 46 employee of the
Pacific Coast Pipe company went on
strike this morning, stating . that
they were unable to handle "unfair"
BUTTE IS HEADED
FOR MARTIAL LAW
Uutte, Aug, 11. Martial law In
Butte Is the general expectation
here. The 800 soldier now guard
ing the streets ar believed to be
the fore-runner ot a fore -which will
take military control of the entire
The Anaconda Copper company
ha refused to grant a 82 dally raise
In wages which was demanded by
the smeltermen. The men are
vote on a strike Monday,
REMAIN IN FRANCE
American Training Camp In
France, Aug. 11. All of th Ameri
can wounded will be treated in
France and none will be sent to the
United States, according to th
plans of th officer In charge of
the first expeditionary force, Th
clone at co-operation between tha
army medical corns and th . Red
Cross is already assured.
The health of the Sammies con
tinues unusually good, A medical
report Just Issued show Ibuf two and
a half per cent sickness In camp
compared with an average of ft par
cent whll th man wera baok homa
The ailment that bar made the1'
appearance are trivial. They In
clude mostly mumps, measles and
Ksmas City, Aug. 11. A number
of persons were hurt when 100
striking streetcar men and sympa
thirers attacked three cars loaded
with strike breaker. Th can ware
smashed beyond further usefulness,
TO DEATHS ON
HPIU'CE HITI'LY (TOMMIaMION
KKACHKH OOAHT AND IK
PLOREM IMMH TROI BIXS
AFTER AEROPLANE MATERIAL
Western Ijumbermen Pledge tior
rnmflit That Amide Hfirace 8up
ply Will II Forthcoming
Portland, Aug. 11. F. A. Douty
and Watson Eastman representing
the wsr department aa a committee
to Investigate the spruce supply for
making the government's proposed
aeroplane fleet, reached Portland to
They declared that every day of
strike In th logging and timbering
operation of Washington and Ore
gon waa costing score and hundreda
of live In Europe. They scorching
ly arraigned the force who are de
laying logging operations in the
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 11. A tele
gram sent to the secretary of war
by Robert. B. Allen, secretary of the
West Coast Lumbermen's assocla
"Th I'nlted State government
and th allied nation eaa absolute
ly depend upon the Pacific north
west lumbar Industry quickly . and
taetently fnralaalng all necessary
spruoe for aircraft purposes. To
this end we are ' now mobilising
spruce log supplies at manufacturing
point and have located a sufficient
supply of spruce timber easily ac
ceaslble for Immediate logging o
fnl fill this pledge."
. i. w:s
Oakland. Cal.. Aug. 11. A half
hundred or more members of the
nstonal guard, while off duty, raided
the Osklsnd headquarters of the I
W. W.. carried their recorda Into
the street and burned them in
bonfire. The men were armed with
pick handles and clubs.
No arrests were made and no one
was Injured. ,
The commandant of the 'Presidio
post where the guardsmen ware sup
posed to be quartered, Uted today
that If It .could be eataiMished with
out a doubt that men at his post
committed tha act. they would be
subject to severe military discipline.
LAND MAN 8I'l011te8
AT GRKAT VAUM, MONT
Great Falls. Mont.. Aug. 11.
Frank Strouf of this city, a well-to-
do land operator, committed suicide
here today by blowing hi bead away
with a rifle.
Domestic troubl and financial en
tanglement, as a result, ar given as
the reason, for his action. His wife
had filed a sensational divorce ao.
tlon soma time since.
HOSPITAL FOR MEN
Washington, Aug. 11. vA ' bill
appropriating $100,000,000 ! for
camp to rehabilitate men rejected
tor army aervlce, because of curable
physical disability, was Introduced
today by 8enator Pomerene. Officer
would b assigned toy the war da
partment for th training of the men
and they would be given such inedl
al attention a necessary until the
physical disability had been remov.
4. ' .
Oeraiaaa Maintain Heavy Huf fu
tile Caaaonatxag, nut rrenrn
and English Mai Gain
tondon, Aug. 11. General Kalg
reiKirted today that violent German
counter-attack east of. Ypres had
been repulsed. The Germans were
attempting to retake ground that the
British had captured from hem.
Despite six separata German at
tacks along the Weathoak ridge
hlch th British captured yester
day, Halg'a men were able to make
further gains along the Tpres-Menln
Both the British and1 ' French ar
mies facing the Germany in Flsn-
ders have again struck, bard blows
t iIiaIi. antannlHta aitJT. hflVA Iuhiii
rewarded with further gain, in iba
line of Crown Prince Rupprecht of.
Bavaria. While th fight ha oc
curred only on isolated : sectors, It
seems evident that the baavy artil
lery duel, in progress all along the
front, from NIeuport to the Franco
Belgian border, are th forerunners
of a' resumption of the big allied of
fensive which the rain and the ac
companying mire stopped almost at
Its Inception more than a week ago.
The Canadians.- lying In their
trenches at the doorstep of Lens and
the British forces holding, trenches
south of the famous Vlmy ridge, are
coming In for Intensive shelling from
the Oermans. On the long neglected
front "ear 6t Quentln, the Germans
have, delivered a surprise attack of
eoaaiderable proportion, but were
nntuceaafnl In gaining ground any
where except some weaa pointa in
the center of the French line. Other
wise the fire of General Pet ale's men
put down the aally, Inflicting con
siderable casualties on the Oermans.
Washington, Aug. 11. It looks as
though Peru would be the next gov.
eminent to "break off relations with
Msnuel de Freyre 8antander, the
Peruvian charge d'affalra. was In
formed by his government that Peru
would not accept the new German
proposal to aubmtt the caso of the
Peruvian bark Lorton to a prise
court. Unofficial advices yesterday
said the Peruvian aenata had en
domed President Wilsons' stand In
the war and a break In relations now
is expected by many officials to fol
An Atlantic Port, Aug. 11. The
crew or the . American motor snip
Carmela which arrived at this port
today, reports another Instance of
German barbarity. The commander
ot tha submarine ordered tha crew of
the American boat on top ot the sub
marine and then bombed the vessel
A British warship appeared and tha
submarine suddenly submerged,
leaving the men to their fate. They
were rescued by the warship.
i ' '',, i. .anmssBWawaan
Washington. Aug. 11'. It was of
flclally stated here today that the
shipping board 'requisitioned sev
en privately owned American mer
chantmen. They ware turned over
to tha war department by the board
to be used a transporta to Fi-ano.
Ai more ships are needed, It ! an
nounced, th board will nommsndeer
'i LARGE FLEET
All.MIJt.Mi 4APPH LOTS 8H1P
llt'ILIMMl fONTRACTH PR1
PARKIt BV GOKTHAIi
WOODEN AND STEEL INCLUDED
IfCl Adviser to Board Follow Goe-
ta Retiring, Givtaa; New
! Massacetneat Free Hand
- Washington, Aug. 11. The hip
ping board today approved contract
for 88 wooden and 0 steel vessels
"M tn9 of 775'000' T1,e
cost of the ships today contracted I
to b approximately $100,000,000.
The contracts approved today were
drawn while General Goethals waa
at the head of the board, but they
were delayed until Adrnfral Capps
could examine and approve them
The changes made by Admiral Capps
were comparatively alight.
Espousal of the cause of General
George W. Goethals, formerly gen
era! . manager of tbe Emergency
Fleet Corporation, caused the reslg
nation of the entire legal staff of
that : board. The resignations' were
filed tome day ago but such action
became known only today.
When the place of the attorney
re filled and one more, member I
named for tbe snipping fcoard. the
raargaaiaaUoa of tb board, aad tbe
corporation will have been . com
The new board today took up with
Thomas Royden ot the British mil
lion, the subject of reduced ocean
freight rates. A concerted move to
reduce shipping tariffs will be made
by the allied government aa toon as
a nennit pun is agreea on.
WIM4K HI RST TO BlTf .
FOR MAYOR OP NEW YORK
New York. Aug. 11. Petitions
placing In nomination a a democra
tic candidate for mayor of greater
New York, Will ft. Hurst, the owner
of a string of newspapers, ire being
LA FOUETTE WANTS
ALLIED AIMS STATED
Washington, -Aug. 11. Senator
LFollette has started a fight to
force a world-wide peace discussion
He Introduced Into the senate a reso
lution -demanding a statement of the
allied peace terms "based on a die
vowal ot any advantages as to elth
er Indemnities, territorial acquis!
tlons, commercial privileges or eco
nomic prerogatives by which one
nation can strengthen Its power
abroad at the expense of another na
tion, as wholly Incompatible with
the establishment of a duravle
Unless tbe administration ia able
to bury tha resolution, It Is apt to
cause a spectacular debate.
YAKIMA BEET CROP
LEADS Aa IN WES
North Yakima. Aug. 11. Th
Yakima valley beet crop at the pre.
ent tlm promises a better yield than
th beet fields of either Utah or
Idaho, according to Mark Austin
agriculturalist for th Utah-Idaho
Sugar company, who I In th valley
for an Inspection ot the crop con.
dlttona for the company In Salt Lake
Ha predicts a record yield for th
first crop and a longer factory run
than any other of the company
plant thla leaaon.
OTABLES GO TO
Two Coventor aad Two Highway
CornmbuOoM Will DUcHm Roads
at Bearb City Sooa
The manager of the Chamber of
Commerce has received word that
Governor WItbycombe and at least
two member of the 7aUU highway
commission will accompany the party
going from bare to tha Craaeeat City
road conference a weak from today.
August It. Tbe party will laav
early Sunday morning and most of
them will return sometime th Tues
A letter received from Judge
Child last night states :
Governor Stephens wOI be here
during the afternoon of Sunday, the
18th, as yon will soe from the fol
lowing telegram received from Hon.
" Testerdsy Governor StephensJ
received a telegram from Washing
ton asking him to receive special
Japanese embassy to tbe United
State due here on tha 18th. The
governor regret the delay but in
ternational aituatlon allowa no al
tentative. Haw postponed trip.
leaving here morning of August 15
The original program will be fol
lowed except four day later all along
tbe line. Sincerely hop change af
date win not Interfere with your
plans, can aasure yon there win be
no further delay. Thla win bring
na to Crescent City th afternoon af
Sunday, the ltn. The governor
desired no publicity on Sunday, but
will atay with yon Monday until
or S o'clock and meet any program
jo mar arrange.
(Signed) C F. STERN.'
"The .Curry county wort and I
county will be here and I think that
both Medford aad Ashland will come
through with delegation from those
cities. I wish yon would see your
county court and prevail upon Judge
Gillette and the other commissioner
to be In attendance at this meeting."
OF BRITISH CABINET
London, Aug. 11. Arthur Hnder-
son, minister without portfolio and
labor member ot the war council, has
resigned, it waa officially announced
today. The resignation haa been ac
Henderson haa been . criticised
since conferring with French social
Ists regarding a participation in the
Stockholm conference. He defend.
ed his action stating that he met the
French aocialista as th reader ot the
British labor party and not as an
official of Great Britain. ,
LOGGER IS BURNED
IN FOREST BLAZE
Hood River, Aug. 11. As a re
sult ot the forest fire ragiug near
Dee, Ore., on man, Robert Owen,
Is dead and the Oregon Cumber Co.'
logging outfit and two railroad
bridges' have been destroyed.
Owen wa engineer ot a logging
locomotive and was apparently un
dertaktng to lock his engine wheel
with a chain preparatory to running
out of danger when the tire over
took him. v '
TO BE POSTPONE
Salem, Aug. 11. Stat Forester
Elliott declared today that the for
est fir menace through th north
west had Increased steadily during
the protracted dry spell and, in con
sequence thereof, h would ask the
governor to postpone the opening of
th hunting season from August 15
to September! , and possibly later.
NO TRACE OF RALTa TVRP1N.
who kiixkd william
Many Workmen Near, Bat None law
terfered With Escape of Murderer.
o Cue tor Crime Know
William McCaUister who waa shot
between t and 9 o'clock Frtaay
morning while at work, on th log
carriage at Spalding's mill, on mile v ,
north of Selma, died at 4:45 the.
same afternon. HI remain , were (
brought to this city by hi father ,
and are at the undertaking establish- ...
meat of Clark aV Holman.
From talks which the Courier baa
had with eye witnesses of tha tra- . .
gedy, the first account ot the ahoot- .
ing Is confirmed with a few addi
tions. : No one seem to have any
idea that any trouble bad occurred
between the men prior to -the few
minutes , Immediately preceding, the ,.
shooting. Fellow workman aeamed
to think that Turpln'a wrath waa .
the result ot McCailtster's Insisting
that Turpin should get off the log .
carriage aad stop molesting him,
McCaUister. : . , - -
; Two tiytmear Tarpln caught . . .
prevent McCaUister from operating
It; the purpose apparently being to
Insist on discussing aome disputed
point with McCaUister, while the
murdered man insisted that Turpin-n
should go on about his business and . ,
let him continue with hi work. Tnrj .
pin's laat attempt at thla interfer
ence was met with McCaUister not '
only pushing him from the carriage
but striking him one or two blows ...
by way of emphasising his refusal ''
to be Interfered with longer.
Turpin got his pistol from the
bunk house and on his way back to
the mill was met by another work
man named McCaUister (but who ,
waa not related In any way to the
murdered man) who tried to per
suade Turpin not to go into the mill l'
with his pistol which ha carried in '
his hand. Turpin paid no attention
to him but rushed straight to the
carriage where McCaUister wa at ,
work. . .
The first shot was fired before he
reached the carriage and mtased. Be
fore the second shot wa fired, Tor
pin had approached to within 10 or ..
12 feet from McCaUister who had ,
meantime turned partly sideways. .
The second shot entered the abdo
men a'bout six inches to the left of
the medial line, the bullet passing
entirely through the body and emerg- .
tng back ot his right side.. MoCal-.
lister turned and started to walk
away from his assailant who fired a.
third shot, which took effect In the
right arm. ' t
McCaUister continued from the
(Continued on page 4.)
Portland, Aug. 11. Mouse;, to
house campaigns throughout Oregon
to obtain pledges from approximate
ly 200,000 housewives that they will
carry out the advice of Herbert Hoo
ver and the United States food ad
ministration in the conduct of their ,
household will be begun Immediate
ly, the state council ot defense has
Members ot various women' civic,
fraternal and social organisation
have offered to help in the task of; ,
obtain signatures for the . pladg ,
cards, which are to be forwarded, to
the food administration at Washing- '
ton when signed.' '
a farmar, who notified th prison
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