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ULTIMATUM SENT BY
JAPAN TO GERMANY
Demands Withdrawal of German
Warships From Orient and
Evacuation of Kiau-Chau.
Toklo. Japan Bent an ultimatum to
Germany Saturday night at 8 o'clock,
demanding the withdrawn! of German
warships from the orient and the eva
cuation of Kiau-Chau and Riving Oer
many until Sunday, August 23. to com-
ply with the demand. Otherwise,, the
ultimatum states, Japan will take ac
tion. The general expectation here In that
the ultimatum will he followed by war.
Inspired utterances express regret
at the Inability to maintain neutrality,
but say that Ureat Britain, the ally of
Japan, U compelled to defend herself
against the aggressions of Germany.
Moreover, It is pointed out that Oer
many is making preparations day and
night at Kiau-Chau, where It la storing
provisions, while Its warships are
scouring the sens of eastern Aslu to
the grral detriment of commerce, and
that Its converted cruisers are selling
Kngllsh merchant vessels. Such M
tlons, It Is argued, arc directly calcu
lated to disturb the pi ace of eastern
Asia and according, after full and
frank communication v Ith (.real lint
aln, Japan has found herself compel
led to send an ultimatum to (ierninny.
AGGRESSIVE MOVE BEGUN
French Offensive Movement Started
Along the Line From Sarrebroug.
I'arls. Official dispatches announce
that the French offensive movement
began in great force along the line
from Sarrebroug, on thu Franro-Ger
man frontier to Lunevlllc. In the de
partmeut of Muertheel Moselle.
"Blamoot, 17 mllea east of Luue
Mile, iiii), null further east, and
Avrlcourt, occupied by a Havariai.
army corps, were atormed by our
troops," the announcement continue.
"The Germans are In full retreat, hav
Ing left many dead, wounded and prla
oners. The French continue to ad
vance to upper Vosges, the Germans
giving way before them. In upper
Alsace we have retaken Thsiiu Fris
oners affirm that General von Delm
ling, commanding the Fifteenth army
corps at l'li. .mi. was wounded.
Alien Here Fr of Foreign Yoke.
Washington. In response to many
Inqulrle from foreign-born resident
of the United States In all parts of
the country, Secretary Bryan announc
ed that "the lulled State is not a
party to any treaties under which per
sona of foreign origin residing In this
country may be compelled to return
to their country of origlu for military
service, nor is there any way lu whn
persons may be forced into foreign
armies against their wills as long as
they remain in the United State."
HIGH PRICES NOT JUSTIFIED
Report Indicate Increase in Cost of
F.ood Are Not Warranted.
Washington. Preliminary repoiis
received from district attornevs and
special agents of the department of
justice all state that unduly high food
prices aru unwarranted.
Reports are pouring Into tke 'depart
ment from all over tli.- I'nited States.
'Iii.se, without exception, hold thai
proltflalaarj iBvasUsaUaa Had
Wasis whatever for extortionate price.
ICucouraged by the early reports, the
entire corps of special agents of the
department is on tile trail ot the food
speculators. It I stated that a num
ber of cases have been found action
able and that prompt prosecutions will
be .'.istiuited by the various district
attorney. Retailers, wholesalers.
Jobbers and commission men are all
coming under the government probe
Madison, Wis -Julian Carlton, the
insan negro chef, who slew Mrs.
Mammab Berthwick Cheney and five
ther persons, and injured three more
neax Spring Green at the bungalow
of Mis Berthwick Cheney and Frank
Lloyd Wright, a Chicago architect
was captured late by a posse and lodg
d in the Dodgevllle, Wis , jail. The
negro attempted to commit suicide by
wallowing carbolic acid, but anil
dotes restored him
PEARLS IN FLOUNDERS.
Bom a Big as Pea Found In Conmo
fltonlngton. Conn. Penrls varying in
size from a blrdshot to n large pea
have been found during the lost two
dn.vs In Inrjre flounder. Ileal penrls
the fishermen clnlm they ore. brown
and brownish white In color. Jnwt the
sort that they occiinlnimlly run ncroa
In oysters. Is-nl Jeweler sny that
some of the lighter enlnred ones are
comparatively vn limbic
Tlie penrW were nil located along the
backbone of the tlxli and have lieen
found In this region of the fish" an
atomy In each lntiiin
All the tthennen. instead of deliver
Ing their flounders to the dealers whole
and nllve. hare taken to denning them
themselves In the hope of locating
more of fh little prwlmi" "tones
General French, commander-in-chief
f t e British troop now aiding th
French and Belgian.
REBELS ENTER THE
Mexico City. The national capital
is In the hands of the constitutional
lata. In accordance with a prearrang
ed plan. General Obregon marched In
with hi army and took peaceful pos
session of the city Saturday. The cit
izens greeted Am and his soldiers
with cheers. The evacuation by the
federals was completed Saturday and
conatltutlonalist troops are now quar
tered in the barracks which the gov
ruun nt soldiers recently occupied.
General Currants, with the main body
of the army, entered the city Sunday.
With the resignation of the military
governor of the states of Chiapas,
Vera Crux, Tabasco, Campeche ami
Yucatan, the last vestige of the old
For the first time in months Amer
lean flags flew beside the Mexican
colors. General Obregon caused to be
posted throughout the city a decree
threatening the immediate execution
of an officer or au t-nli.--i.-il man who
disturbed public order.
Ohio Will Vote on Suffrage.
Cleveland, Ohio That the voters
of Ohio will be given the opportunity
to vote on a woman suffrage amend
int-nt at the general elections on No
vember II, was made cit.iiii when
petition Willi mole tli. :i 100,000
names were plated on file with the
si t reiary of state
Awaits Regular Mexican Election.
Washington President Wilson, it
was learned authoritatively, has de
cided not to recognize the constitu
tionalist government of Mexico until
a regular election is held.
Wheat Club. 85c, bluest em. 8Sc;
red Russian. 83c.
Hay Timothy, $16; alfalfa. $12.
Butter Creamery, 32c.
Eggs Ranch. 13c.
What-Bluestem, 92c; club, 80c;
red Russian, 83c.
Hay Timothy, $17 per ton; alfalfa.
$14 per ton.
Butter Creamery, 31c.
Representative Newspaper of Ontario and Malheur County.
ONTARIO. OREGON. THURSDAY. AUGUST 20. 1914.
ONTARIO PREPARING FOR
THE BIG COUNTY FAIR
The prospects for a bigger
Fair this full for Malheur coun
ty re briglitci than any preced
The Board of Directors ln-i
night closer! rnnttacts for the
IihIIoou ascension and parachute
drop, an attraction which will
he new to the people of this
community. There will also he
a company of acrobats who will
perforin at the fair daily. They
promise u new line of stunts
not the tine - seen in the days
BRIEF BITS OF WAR NEWS
FROM ACROSS THE SEA
The French troops occupy the crests
and passe of the Vosges mountains.
The German commander at Liege
denies the loss of 20,000 In his effort
to take the forts there.
There are persistent rumors that
Italy will Join the triple entente.
French ministers of war and state
plan the Issuance of a war newspaper
to keep the men In the field in touch
with events and to inform them con
cerning their relntlwes at home.
I. on. line for tint present seems to
Ii.im been letl out of the fighting,
while Alsace, like western France, Is
the scene of battle between the ad
vance guards of ths main German and
A dispatch from Rome asys the
Montenegrin troops, aided by ths In
habitants of Herzegovina, are success
fully Invading Austrls, whose block
ade of the Montenegrin coast has prac
The Danish minister has notified
the French government that Denmark
has mined Kjoetee bay and the waters
between Seelaud and Amager ialsnds
to guard Copenhagen from a surprise
attack by Germany.
That the British government Is con
fident It has control of the sea Is In
dlcsted by arrangements made for the
ailing of several White Star and t'uu
ard liners, which will have facllltl
for taking 13,000 passengers to Amer
ica. The reported purchase of the Oer
man cruisers Goebcn and Hreslau by
Turkey for $20,0uo,ouo has been made
the occasion of action by the British,
French, Belgian and Itussiun allies,
winch call Turkey's attention to her
duty as a neutral
A Rotterdam correspondent says a
Berliu newspaper has confirmed the
report that Major-General Von Bue
low, a brother of I'rluce Von iluelow,
former German Imperial chancellor,
was killed In battle.
Stern measures are being resorted
to In Germany to compel military serv
Payette Man Killed.
Statesman: Ralph Anderson, pres
ident of the I'ayette-Oreg on Slope Ir
rigation company, wu instantly killed
Thursday night at Pa ttt abea ho
came in contact with a live wire earn -tt)g
lid vult.s. Mr. Aniier.si.it, together
with Clark Rhodes and Max I. attic;,
were working on a barge that is being
ii-.- ti to pump out the intake canal
leading from the Snake river to the
pumpii.k.' plant. The irrigation com
pany has built a line along the canal
to furnish power for operating the
pump on the barge. This line carries
440 volts. Knur lamp, have been con
nected in series on this current for
light, and in ovei hauling the pump
Mr. Anderson go1 a piece of tin up
against the light Ifnc Doctors were
summoned imm diately, but nothing
could be done.
Mr Anderson had lived in this com
munity for several years, coming here
from Illinois' He leaves a wife, father
and mother. He had not been in good
health for several months, and this
probably accounts for the reason w hy
he was unable to stand the shock.
The White City of Spokan.
will be on the streets. Every
body knows what the Spokane
"White City" is and needs no
The school exhibit promises
to be very interesting this year,
as more county shcools have
entered. There will bo a special
exhibit from the manual train
ing departments of the high
school and grades of the conn-
loe, according to a dispatch via r.nn
don. It la reported that Dr KarlsLlcb
knecht. the famous German socialist
leader, has been shot to death for
refusing to Join the army.
In Namur all the big trees have
been cut down or blown to pieces by
dynamite to prevent their use in di
recting the enemy's artillery fire. The
moat beautiful castles and villas In
the valley of the Mouse have been
undermined, ready to be blown up
when the enemy appeared.
It Is reported that Germany has sent
a note to France and Belgium, through
a neutral power, accualng these two
countries of having organised a pop
iil.it war against Germany and declar
ing that any Belgian or French private
citizen, not In uniform, who Interferes
Willi the German troops, will be shot.
Other nattotis threaten to become
Involved. Germany Is credited with a
plan to reach St. Petersburg by way
of Fiuland and to have armed Finns
for uprising. Itsly has mobilised 260.
000 men on the Swiss and Austrian
frontiers and Is holding the passes of
the Alps. The government of Holland
haa officially given the Frencti gov
ernment renewed assurances of neu
trality and Its Intentions to make this
neutrality respected. Sixty thousand
Dutch troops are on the line of the
frontier and large areas of land hav
beeu i. nd. -i
The first dispatch direct from Ber
liu uncensored by the authorities of
the nations at war with Germany was
received by the Associated Press
through the medium of the Gold
Schmidt Wireless company's station at
Tuckerton, N. J. The message con
tained the important information that
during the fighting at Mulhauseti con
sidt-rabiy more than 1000 French of
fleers and soldiers were taken prison
ers by the Germans, who also captured
four cannon, while In another right
with the French at the border of Lor
raine, further tn the north, the Ger
mans alu 'Or. Inuu prisoners
CATTLE ON THE INCREASE
IN MALHEUR FOREST RESERVE
The belief that the cattle are be
I .ruing scarcer on the range of Kastern
Oregon is shown to be incorrect by the
Malheur National Forest in its annual
tatistical report recently I
There is an increase of nearly Htno
head on the range over last year. The
total number now on the range of that
forest is something jlike 20,00o head.
Although the increase of cattle is very
eii'MJUratf'liK there is a decrease in the
number of sheep grazed
The report also shows a rapid in
crease in timber sales.
Itsly to Bs Nsutral.
Rome.- It Is authoritatively an
nounced that the Marquise di San Gul
lano, Italian foreign minister, has In
formed the German ambassador at
Rome that Italy will remain neutral,
her obligations under the triple alli
ance treaty applying only to defensive
The Banner Wool Market for the Interior of Oregon
STRANGE MIXTURE IN HIVE.
Bird Had Nsst In Quarters ef Bumbls
and Honsy Bsss.
Ixrndnn.- A bumblebees' nest brought
to Portsmouth by a south country bee
muster represented one side of a re
tiurrkiible triangular partnership.
A ini.ilerii wooden hive contnlncO n
nest of eight eggs of the greet tits In
the top anil tin' bumblebees' nest nt
the butt. .in. while the other part was
used in an etnergeliry to hold n swarm
of honey bees, of which the great tit Is
mi enemy. All went peacefully for two
weeks. The hoiieylis were comfort
ably settled on the lower combs, and
the young tils, having been hatched
meanwhile, at length took wing.
Hut the honeybees tr lel to kill the
bumblebees, whose nest was removed.
Thus the quaint treble partnership was
flnnllv broken up.
King Albsrt, of Belgium, who Is In
personal command of th Belgian
troops opposing ths Germans
JAPAN ASSURES U. S.
OF FRIENDLY ATTITUDE
Washington. The Japanese ambas
aador, Barou ('binds, delivered to Set
retary Bryan the written announce
in. hi of Japan that an ultimatum had
been addressed to Germany request
Ing the hitlers withdrawal from hei
field of activity In China.
At the same time she communicated
the assurances of Japan to the United
States that the utmost endeavor would
be exercised to safeguard the Interests
of this country and all others not tin
mediately com tunetl In the present
The ambassador presented a com
mniiii atlon which contained a strong
statement concerning Japan's pur
PfJBM of maintaining the territorial
Integrity of the Chinese republic by
restoring to her the territory of Klau
Chau. originally taken from t'lnua by
Germany as an act of reprisal for the
killing of Gi-ruian missionaries
The United States, It became known
after Karon Chimin's call on Mr Bry
an. does nut intend tu he drawn in
any way into the controversy, regard
ing it as a mailer pinch between Git
many ami lap. in The American got)
eminent consider satisfactory ti"'
promise of Japan of "eventual i-
tion to I'hina" of the territory of
Klail ' ban.
Invading Uhlans Suffer Great Loss.
iii v. dp sUorlt wsra publish
here ol ih. frightful MMSSS IB Oaf
man Lilian, the kaisers fluent cat
airy, have .-.untamed since they iuvad
ed Belgium Of 1000 of them who
too'i art in Hie hatllt of llaelen II
v.., declared OBl) 1000 escaped alive
i mi me i- Five skeleton of In
I hum "ei.- cliuintsl by workmen
i. Iilli- e. u Mm.- fin Hie new residence
.it .1 u Miiillh on l-.i.-t Cook street.
Relic were nlxn unearthed, among
them a BOMB I'll"' made of red pipe
stone, perfectly shaped. Mich as used
by the chieftains in the primitive days
The five skeletons were taken from
the earth a few hundred feet from
where the remains of I'lerre l'auette.
the scout ami Indian trader, were el
burned lu HAH.
MV, - " iLaassssssm
BsflsW " P
The Produce from
15,000,000 acres is
marketed from On
tario each year
Despite Repeated Repulses Ger
mans Continue a Forward
London. The beginning of the third)
week of the great Kuropean conflict
finds scarcely a German soldier la
France. That Is regarded here a tho
most significant fact In the military
situation. Aside from the attempt to
capture the forts around I. lege, what
fighting has taken place Is regarded
as merely preliminary and has been
mostly outpost affslrs. with tbw
French and Belgians disputing every
Inch of the ground
Apparently the Germans' plan of
campaign has so far miscarried that
they are eight or ten days behindhand
In the design of smashing France by
two or three terrific snd Immedlat
The meeting of these recnnnolterlng;
parlies In force lis resulted In sever
fighting. In which, act . .ding to
French mid German official accounts,
the allies scored further successes.
tin the Hue of battle In Belgium,
Germany and France, !- it i . the re
peated repulses which they have Buf
fered, the German battalions continue
to move forward for a decisive en
counter. The Invaders are sweeping
along the valley of the Meiise. south
Of Namur and have rent lied Inn. mi.
where part of a strong French force,
which is established behind that town,
took the offensive and defeated them.
All along the Alsace-Lorraine fron
tier the advance guards of the two op
posing armies have come Into contact
and, according to Franch official re
ports, the Germans have been diiven
back everywhere with loss
Strong lieu, ii forces are now In
possession of all the paases of the
Vosges mountains, from the west, as
far as those leading down tu Colmar.
Further south, French forces are
ready to proceed over the flat country
PROMISE POLAND AUTONOMY
Russia Promlsss Rsllglous Crssdom
and Rsstoration of Polish Tongue
si I'efersburg - -The cisr haa Issu
d a proclamation confirming the
Giaml Duke Nicholas' promise to re
store the ancient kingdom of I'oland.
if die ItiiMsian, German and Austrian
Poles would stand by Russia In the
present war I'ollsh autuuuiiiy would
be reestablished, the czar guaranteed,
snd all dinner principalities would be
reunited under a lieutenant governor
to be named by himself
The people, he added, would
granted territorial Intigrtt). loo I
toiiomy, religious freedom mid - i
be unhampered lu the use of tin
French Sink Two Austrian Warships.
Loudon A dispatch from Nlsli. Sttr
via, sa.vs "A naval bniile between
French and Austrian warships began
off lluiliia Austria, in (he Adriatic, at
9 o'clock Sunday. The French squad
ron, coming from the southwest, at
tacked the Austrian warships Tw
Austrian irom lad- wire sunk, one w.ia
Ml on fire ami a fourth thd uoiih
waril toward t an. 'in I he lii;ht Inst
ud inure Hum an hum
Italy Defies Austria.
Rutin- I l.i 1 1 u a nun h public ex
oltemeul ovm ihe -
elliliienl had ilellid ii-.tna. reliisliig
to n i tun il. pa . ;t ul ustriall
troops ihiuii ' iiai'.iu territory on
their wav U) I I
Doctor Captures Maniac.
Uswlsloa in Olvaaa. alienist In
eluiiKc el tin north Idaho lioutuc uur
luiu, at Uroliuo. while on a trip to
Lew intt. ii mil Qoorg Moiilub, w ho as
taped from ihe liiMltutiuli aome time
Dr Glvens. who Is a small man,
seized lloulab and pul in a call tor an
automobile to take him to the county
Jail, lloulab. who Is a large man, be
came violent and nearly overpowered
In Livens, when Qajefgt Manuka and
.Jo ti ii v likes came tu his assistance,
lloulab was taken to the count) Jail.
Dr. Giveiis suld thai an attendant
would be sent inuu Orotiuo to take
Boulab back to the institution