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OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
from All Around the World.
Germans in Poland offer 10 roubles
each to Russians who will desert.
Europe’s purchase o f leather goods
is stimulating the hide industry.
The French government has decided
to adopt all children made orphans by
General Villa is reported to be gath
ering all available forces for a tinal
crucial struggle against the Carranza
When Russians evacuate towns in
Poland they break all windows, so that
the Germans will find poor shelter
from the cold.
A celebration was held at the San
Francisco exposition in commemora
tion o f the recovery from the earth
quake and fire.
Belgian prisoners in Prussia have
opened a regular university, many pro
fessors being among them, who give
Both Russians and Austrians make
desperate attacks upon each others’
positions in the Carpathians, all o f
which are repulsed.
Two men were drowned in the Mc
Kenzie river near Eugene, Or., while
trying to lead some cattle across the
river from a rowboat.
French airmen drop bombs in many
towns in the Black Forest country of
Germany, and many women and child
ren are reported killed or injured.
Germany has amended her sea prize
rules and hereafter all goods consigned
to neutrals from whom any of the al
lies obtain supplies will be seized.
A call has been received by the New
York war relief clearing house from
France for artificial limbs for soldiers
wounded during the early stages o f the
A Jewish philanthropist associated
with many relief organizations in Lon
don, declares that seven million Poles,
o f whom two millions are Jews, are in
dire need o f food.
Portland--W heat— Btuestem, $1.34;
fortyfold, $1.31; club, $1.29; red Fife.
$1.25; red Russian, $1.23; oats, No. 1
white feed, $33.50 ton; barley. No. 1
feed, $25.50; bran, $24.00; shorts,
Corn— Whole, $35 ton; cracked, $36.
H ay—Eastern Oregon timothy, $14
«« 15; valley timothy, $12 (<fi 12.50;
grain hay, $10«(,12; alfalfa, $12.50«t
Vegetables — Cucumbers, hothouse,
$1.2 5 «tl.75 per dozen; artichokes, 75c
dozen; tomatoes, $6 crate; cabbage,
2|«i'3Jc pound; celery, $4.50 crate;
cauliflower, 75c«i$1.25 dozen; head
pound; rhubarb, l* «t2 * c; asparagus.
75c<i<$1.25 dozen; eggplant, 25c pound;
peas, 7*«t8c; beans, 15«i.l7*c; car
rots, $1.50 sack; beets, $1.50; pars
nips, $1.25; turnips, $1.75.
Green Fruits — Strawberries, $2.75
crate; apples, $1«£1.75 box; cranber
ries, $ ll« i 12 barrel.
Potatoes— Old, $1.75 sack; new, 7«£
8c pound; sweet potatoes, 3*c.
Onions — Oregon, selling price, 75c
sack, country points; California, jo b
bing price, $1.75 crate.
Eggs — Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 17 J(<J 18c dozen.
Poultry— Hens, 16c; broilers, 26««
27*c; fryers, 18«i20c; turkeys, dress
ed. 22« t 24 c; live, 18«i20c; ducks, 12
«i'.13c; geese, 8«j,9c.
Butter — Creamery, prints, extras,
25c pound in r ise lots; *c more in less
than case lots; cubes, 21«i22c.
,V e a l— Fancy, ll* « i.l2 c pound.
Pork— Block, 10@10|c pound.
Hops — 1914 crop, nominal; con-
tracts, 1 0 * «illc .
Wool— Eastern Oregon, coarse, 22 ««
25c pound; Eastern Oregon, fine, 16«£
18c; valley, 28 @ 30c; mohair, new
C&scara Bark— Old and new, 4«£4*c
Cattle — Best steers, $7.25 @ 7.75;
choice steers, $7 @ 7 .2 5 ; medium, $6.75
(0.7; choice cows, $6«i6.75; medium,
$5 @ 5.75; heifers, $5 «£ 6.25; bulls,
$3.50«i 6; stags, $5«i 6.50.
Hogs— Light, $6.50@ 7.80; heavy,
S h eep— Wethers, $7«t8.25; ewes,
$6@ 7; lambs, $7.25«£9.50.
JAPAN UNJUSTIY SUSPECTED BY
Dairying Sure Road to
AMERICANS, DELEGATES DECLARE
Wealth, Declares Expert
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor | tries. The Danes are now a remark
vallis — That the history o f dairying ably prosperous people and have reno
vated their soils so that they are leav
has proven it to be a sure nani to in g a valuable heritage to their |>oa-
wealth, is the assertion o f dairy ex terity.
perts o f Oregon, Washington and
Examples of success are being re
other states, who occasionally address lis te d in our own country.
students ami dairymen at the Oregon states o f Wisconsin, Minnesota ami
As a means of those further East, they have re
wealth, dairying is said to furnish deemed their soils from exhaustion
While doing this
about the most steady and sure income through dairying.
o f any farm product, and it also they have made substantial money
affords a renewal o f soil fertility. In profits, established a large trade in
all these features dairying particularly dairy products, and perha|>s best o f all,
lends itself to profit because profit have built up large dairy herds of won-
must tie secured from those resources derful producing ability,
that are sure and steady.
From the fine, high producing dairy
The history o f dairying in countries | cattle from these herds many Western
other than the United States affords dairymen are now going to get founda-
evidence o f the reliable character o f tion stock for the improvement o f
dairying as a profit maker. Denmark, j their own herds. A lot o f money from
a country declared by the speakers to , the West is streaming into the states
have had an exhausted soil and an e x - 1 of o f Minnesota, New York and Wis-
hausted people, has become through consin in exchange for dairy sires de
dairying one o f the wealthiest and veloped through scientific breeding by
most productive o f all foreign coun- ! progressive dairymen.
64,000 Acres in Thief
Valley M ay Be Opened
Baker — Steps have been
which, if carried through, will compel
the Powder Land & Irrigation company
to give up its proposed plan o f carry
ing the Thief Valley project, in the
Powder Valley northeast o f Baker, to
completion. It will mean that if suc
cessful the 64,000 acres now tied up
by the company will be thrown open
by the proceedings to entry and there
iB a possibility that if the Powder Val
ley company’s contract is cancelled a
co-operative irrigation district will
Acting upon the request o f several
families in the Lower Powder and
North Powder districts and in Baker,
ex-Governor West and Claude C. Mc
Culloch, attorneys o f Portland, have
begun the preliminary work toward
drafting a petition to the State Desert
Land board at Salem to cancel the
Powder Valley company’s contract and
to the Interior Department at Wash
ington, D. C., to restore the lands to
It is expected that by the
time the petitions are ready to be pre
sented there will be at least 50 sub
Seattle— W’ heat— Bluestem, $1.33; scribers. It is thought they will be
fortyfold, $1.30; club, $1.28*; Fife, ready within 60 days.
The reasons given for the request
$1.28*; red Russian, $1.23; barley,
Mario Lambardi, impressairo o f the
Lambardi Grand Opera company, died
in Portland from an apoplectic stroke.
Tacoma— The predicted advance in
He was well known in operatic circles potato prices came sooner than expect
in this country, Italy and in South ed, the vegetable this week going to
$35 a ton. Dealers say prices will go
The blockade o f Germany by the al still farther upward and will in all
lies is preventing the latter from ob probability reach $40 within the next
taining many necessary drugs, which few days. Dealers explain that other
are sent to the United States from rises are certain because the holders in
Germany and then purchased here by Eastern W’ ashington are demanding $30
a ton for the tubers in the field. At
the warring nations.
that price it costs commission men
Governor Lister, o f Washington, here $33 to lay a ton down and they
won bis fight against the emergency cannot sell with a reasonable profit at
clause in the recent appropriation bills $35, they say. The supplies in East
passed by the legislature o f that state, ern Washington are now pretty well
and thereby $3,250,000 is made imme cleaned up, it is reported.
diately available for road building.
Local potato growers have become
The Tout Paris, a society journal o f active again and are planting many
that city, publishes the names o f 1500 times more spuds than they did last
Parisians killed on the battlefields up year. The local crop will not make its
to February 25, including 20 generals, appearance until about the first o f
667 other officers, 14 priests and 193 July.
Bluestem is quoted at $1.33; forty-
titled members o f the aristocracy. The
names o f 200 Germans, Austrians and fold, $1.30; club, $1.28*; red Fife,
Turks are also published as “ undesir $1.28*, and red Russian, $1.23.
Fresh Meats — Steers, 12 6t, 12*c;
cows, 12c; heifers, 12«tl2*c; trimmed
Two Turkish destroyers are reported sides, 15*c; combinations, 15c; Dia
lost by coming in contact with Russian mond T. C., 16*c; yearlings, 15c;
Poultry— Ducks, live, 10«z,12c; hens,
British destroy own submarine in
Dardanelles to prevert capture by dressed, 16«il8c, live, 16c; springs,
dressed, 22c, live, 14@ 16c; squabs,
live, $2.50 a dozen, dressed, $6; tur
Germany announces that advances o f keys, live, 18c, dressed, 28 @ 30c;
her lines in the west war zone have geese, 20c.
Butter— Washington creamery, 24«/,
Placer gold deposits o f more than 25c; Oregon, 24c.
Eggs— Fresh ranch, 18«J21c
$1600 a pan is claimed to have been
Vegetables — Cabbage,
found in Alaska.
stadt, $3.25 c w t .; carrots, $1.50«/1.65
Berlin has closed its free war soup
sack; beets, home grown, $1«£1.25;
house because o f the splendid econom
turnips, $1.25; potatoes, Yakima, $34
(¡2,35 ton; Idaho, $33; sweets, $4
Japan is said to be hard hit by the c w t.; new potatoes, 7c pound; toma
war, as the French demand for silks toes, $4.50«t5 case; onions, green, 20c
has materially declined.
local, 20c dozen
bunches; celery, $4«/4.50; cauliflow
San Francisco refuses to bond itself er, $2.25 crate; asparagus, Walla
for $34,500,000 to purchase the prop Walla, $1 box; green peas, 8*c p<mnd.
erties o f the Spring Valley Water
M o h a ir P ric e s on D o w n G rade.
A Eugene, Or., man who became
The course o f the mohair'market, as
alarmed about the war, buried $500 in shown by the pool sales already held in
his garden, but has dug it up and de Oregon, is downward. The first pool
posited it in the bank.
sale o f the year, a small one at
Walker ten days ago, was at 32J cents.
Many women in Portland sign peti
Then, on Monday, the Eddyville pool
tions to the city council to allow men
o f 22,000 pounds brought 32* cents.
the privilege to smoke in the three
Later the pool at Riddle was sold and
rear seats of the street cars.
it brought 31* cents. The Riddle pool
Twenty thousand fly traps will be was bought by a Southern Oregon
Mohair dealers regard the
part o f the apparatus employed this dealer.
year in the anti-fly campaign in Port market as entirely speculative.
land. The traps are to be made in the view o f the slack condition o f the
manual training departments o f the plush and dress goods trade many of
public schools and will be distributed them consider the present prices un
throughout the city.
A government agricultural expert
Y a k im a G r o w e r s to Pay.
declares that the farmer derives no
Yakima— The board o f trus
profit from growing oats, and that
only two mills is made on a bushel of tees o f the Yakima Fruitgrower’s asso
ciation adopted a resolution directing
its officers to collect the assessment
Carranza soldiers fire on an Amer
called for by the Growers’ council for
ican aeroplane which was flying near
support o f its work; but only after sat
Seventy shots are said
isfactory evidence has been presented
to have been fired. The aircraft land that at least 85 per cent o f the fruit
tonnage o f the Pacific Northwest this
The damage suit o f Theodore Roose season pays a similar contribution.
velt, brought by William Bar iea, a Five fruit growers were elected as the
political boss o f New York, is pro Yakima members o f the new board of
gressing at Syracuse. Barnes claims trustees o f the North Pacific Fruit
$50,000 for alleged libel.
for cancellation are that Carey act
projects have proved unsuccessful, that
the Powder Valley company has not
done any work on the land, that it has
shown itself unable to finance the
project, ami these lands having been
idle and o f no use to anyone for six
years, should be thrown open to those
who seek farming land.
According to Mr. McCulloch, the
assertion that Carey act porjects have
not proved a success is based on in
vestigation in all parts o f the United
States ami he says that Secretary of
the Interior Lane has committed him
self as being against the Carey act
idea and is for tbe co-operative dis
trict plan Mr. McCulloch declares that
at the last irrigation congress at Den
ver, which was attended by Mr. West
and other governors, it was shown
that there are $12,000,000 o f Carey
act securities in default. He says that
there is only one successful Carey act
project in the country and that is in
Idaho, and its success is declared due
to unusual circumstances.
Culloch added that only one Carey act
project has been completed in Oregon
that o f the Central Oregon Irrigation
company in Crook county, and he said
this has not been a financial success.
Dogs Shot on Sight in Baker
Bayocean To Have Water-grade
to Prevent Epidemic of Rabies
Highway From City of Tillamook
Tillamook — The matter o f the con
struction o f the Bayocean road was
amicably decided upon here at a meet
ing o f the county court ami represent
atives o f a realty company. It was
agreed that the county court expend
$10,250 which is now available on the
road and in addition to this the Bay-
ocean people are to build two miles
and a half o f the road.
miles and a half remain to complete
the road, which will be on the south
side of Tillamook Bay and on a water
grade from Tillamook City.
have deep water for vessels by the side
o f it nearly the entire distance.
The county court will call for bids
for work on this end o f the road and
the Bayocean people will take hold of
the other end, commencing work at
once with their dredge. It will be
open for travel probably early next
year. The progress o f Bayocean has
been kept back for years for want of
a road, but now that this is assured a
large number o f lot owners are ex
pected to erect substantial cottages.
Apart from this the Bayocean people
will expend $500,000 in improvements.
Last year a large natatorium was
erected costing $75,000.
Newberg Lays Plans for Great
Agricultural and Horticultural Fair
Newberg— A recent meeting o f the
governors o f the Commercial club to
discuss the feasibility o f having an
held here this fall was enthusiastic.
To enlist the co-operation o f farmers
and fruit growers, meetings will be
held at the schoolhouses in the vicin
ity. Prizes will be offered to boys
and girls on various lines o f industry.
Newberg is the center o f one o f the
most productive sections o f the W il
lamette valley. Immediately after the
club adjourned a conference was held
by the governors and an advisory com
mittee in regard to arousing the inter
est o f farmers boys, who will be ex
pected to make displays.
B o y E a r n s $ 5 ; Fined $ 4.1 5 .
Ashland — Verl Baruthouse, local
Southern Pacific call boy, motorcycled
to Medford with a passenger who
missed his train and overtook it at
that station. The distance, 12 miles,
was covered in 14 minutes. He re
ceived $5 for this servise, the regular
fare being 40 cents. For speeding on
the Pacific Highway he was arrested
and fined $4.15. Later on he received
a check from the stranger for $5 to
square the fine.
The passenger whom
Baruthouse accommodated turned out
to be a British army officer.
S ix A s to ria D e a le rs F in e d .
Astoria— In the Circuit court here
six Astoria wholesale liquor dealers
pleaded guilty to indictments charging
them with selling liquor for delivery
in dry districts. Each was fined $50,
but the penalty was suspended, provid
ed the defendants refrained hereafter
from violating the law.
Baker— So serious has become the
rabies epidemic both in the city and in
the country that every effort is being
made to stamp out the animals that
might be affected.
Chief o f Poilce
Jackson has armed all policemen with
shotguns and revolvers and has given
orders that all dogs be shot on sight
“ We haven’t time to remonstrate
personally with owners o f d ogs,” he
said to his men. “ There is too much
danger from hydrophobia to take any
chance and people who do not live up
to the law will lose their pets.”
Hunters and trappers will be em
ployed to wage war on the coyotes in
the Minam National forest, according
to Ephriam Barnes, forest supervisor,
who said that he had been requested
by the United States Biological survey
to furnish the names o f men in this
section most experienced in work of
P a r k A lo n g R o a d Planned.
Hood River— Citizens of the county,
co-operating with the Commercial club,
have begun a campaign to secure ade
quate strips o f land along the Neal
Creek road leading from the Lower to
the Upper Hood River valley and thus
j prevent, the land along the route from
l>eing denuded o f its growth o f large
| fir trees. But few o f the highways in
the lower valley are lined with forest
trees, and it is proposed to purchase
outright this land and make a park of
the area adjoining the highway. The
land is not valuable for agriculture.
New York At a dinner here Tues
day welcoming them home from their
recent mission to Js|>an as represent
atives o f the Federal Council o f the
Churches of Christ in America, Dr.
Shaller Mathews, dean o f the Univer
sity o f Chicago, and Dr. Sidney L.
Gulick expressed the necessity in thia
country o f a better understanding of
the Ja|>anese in order to allay what
they describe as the unjust suspicions
entertained for the motives o f Ja|>an.
Both speakers brought messages of
|a<ace and friendship for the United
States from Count Okuma, the Japan
ese prime minister, and other Japanese
The dinner was attended by mem
ber* o f the council, of the Japan so
ciety, o f the New York Peace society
and the Church l’eace union.
The present situation as regard*
China furnishes a supreme op|sirtunity
for the United States and Japan to
show the meaning not only o f their
friendship for each other, but for
China as well, declared Dr. Mathews.
It was difficult at present, he said, to
hold an unqualified conviction that
Japan’* plans toward China were mag
nanimous in the interests o f China,
and herein "th e United States and
Ja|>an have an opportunity to demon
strate the power of diplomacy based on
the giving o f ju stice.”
I>r, Mathews, discussing the de
mands made on China by Ja|>an, said
that if Ja;>an’s only purjiose was to
build up an Asiatic Monroe Doctrine
the American people can hardly fail to
sympathize with her, particularly as
we recall her need fur territory in
which to expand.
Many Squatters Rush to Take Up
Government Land in Alaskan Port
Seward, Alaska — Rumors that the
Alaska Engineering commission had
decided to throw open to settlement
the 60-acre terminal tract here ac
quired by the government with the
purchase o f the Alaska Northern rail
road caused a stampede o f squatter*
who have occupied almost all o f the
Many prominent business men and
several women are among the squat
ters, who have armed themselves with
rifles to prevent claim jumping. There
have been several minor quarrels, but
as yet no one has been hurt.
United States District Judge Fred
M. Brown had planned to obtain use
of this tract as a tcm|x>rary camp for
the hundred* of men who are hurrying
to Seward from all pa.-ts o f Alaska and
from the United States as a result of
the announcement that Seward would
be the tidewater terminus o f the gov
ernment railroad to Fairbanks.
Despite a snow storm, which blank
eted Seward, the stampede continued
and squatters were busy setting up
tents and clearing their lots.
Italy to F ig h t, Is R e p o rt.
Rome— The Giornale d ’ Italia pub
lishes an interview with an unnamed
neutral diplomat, who is quoted as
having said: “ That Italy will partic
ipate in the war has been decided on.
What now is necessary iB to agree on
the delimitation and distribution o f
the Eastern coast o f the Adriatic be
tween Italy and the Slavs. Italy can
not risk a war to drive out Austria
from the Adriatic and have Austria re
placed, in a military sense, by the
Russian advance guards.
have her strategic points completed.
A ttack on K iel F o re c a s t.
Vancouver, B. C.— That 300 scow
shaped, self-propelled lighters, capable
o f carrying 300,000 troops, are being
constructed in Great Britain, is the in
formation received by A. E. Short, of
this city, who is a member o f an Eng
lish shipbuilding firm. These lighters
are to be completed by June 1. Mr,
Short gave it as his opinion that the
scows would be used to land troops on
the German roast line of Schleswig-
Holstein and that the Kiel canal would
be the objective point.
O r e g o n H a a 1 7 ,0 0 0 C a r * .
Salem Secretary o f State Olcott
announceds that approximately 17,000
automobiles, more than 2400 motorcy
cles and 2300 chauffeurs have been
furnished licenses this year, and he
believed that motor vehicle registra
tions for the entire year would reach
22,000. There were 16,347 motor ve
hicles, 2898 motorcycles and 1800
chauffeurs registered last year.
Olcott thinks the increase in chauffeur
licenses is a result o f the jitney bus.
B rita in C h a rg e s M u rd e r.
London — The admiralty issued the
follow ing statement: “ Sunday a Ger
man submarine torpedoed and sank the
The trawler Fermo
endeavored to rescue the crew, but
was fired at and driven off.
crew o f the Vanilla were lost.
killing o f fisherfolk for no military
purpose should not escape attention
It is the second murder o f this charac
ter committed within week.
ful record is kept of these events.”
NAVY NEVER AS FIT
326 Vessels Available; 77 More
Building or Authorized.
UNITED STATES PREPARED FOR WAR.
O u tra n k
N a tio n — L***on* A re T a k e n F ro m
V e ra C r u z and E u ro p e a n W a r.
A via tio n B eing D e v e lo p e d .
Wa«hington, D. C. Secretary Dan
iel* Sunday night made public a letter
he haa written to President Garfield of
Williams college, detailing the work
in the navy during the |>a*t two years.
Mr. Daniel* wrote in reply to Mr. Gar
field’s request for material to meet
statement* that the United States is
unprepared for military emergencies.
Excerpts from the letter fo llow :
“ There are now in active service,
fully commissioned, 225 vvhku I m o f all
characters, which Is 36 more than
were fully commissioned when I be
There are also 101
vessels o f various ty|>es, in reserve and
in uni inary and uncommissioned, call
able o f rendering service in war. We
have under construction and authorized
77 vensels (nine dreadnaughts, 23 de
stroyer*, 38 submarines and seven aux
iliaries) a* compared with 54 ves*eis
(five dreadnaughts, 14 destroyers, 23
submarines, three gunboat* and nine
auxiliaries) which were under con
struction March 1, 1913.
" A ll vessel* in active service and
in reserve are supplied with munitions
o f war. Within the last two years
the quantity o f all has been steadily
and greatly increased. For example,
we have increased the number of
mines on hand and in process of manu
facture by 244 per cent and torpedoes
by 90 per cent. By the enlargement
o f the naval powder factory we shall
soon be able almost to double its
former ca|>arity, and like enlargement
o f the torpedo works ami the equip
ment o f a plant to construct mines will
still further Increase the quantity of
such stock, atxi the possession o f these
plants in timeH o f emegency will en
able the de|>artmcnt to be in a better
state o f preparedness as regards the
supply o f ammunition than ever be
“ The personnel o f the navy is at
present composed o f 4365 line, staff
and warrant officers and 53,171 enlist
“ For many year* officer* have writ
ten ami talked about the formation of
advance base material ami the practice
o f exercising landing parties of sea
men ami marines, but never until Jan
uary last year was the navy thus ex
Then, under instrruction*
from the department, Admiral Badger
carried out a comprehensive exercise,
in which the professional advantage*
gained by officers and men were in
Shasta Limited Nils Automobile;
Kills Four Children, Injures Driver
Creswell, Or. — The
Shasta Limited o f the Southern Pacific
company Sunday struck an automobile
driven by F. E. Sly in front o f his
home here, smashed it to fragment*
and killed four small children who oc
cupied the tonneau, beside* injuring
Mr. Sly so badly that it is thought he
The dead: Beulah Morss, aged 12;
George Robinette, aged 8;
Treanor, aged 8; Dorothy Treanor,
Mr. Sly is an elderly man. He had
just brought his automobile from the
garage anil alighted to open the gate
leading to the Southern Pacific track,
intending to cross the Pacific High
way, when the four children came
along on their way to Sunday school.
They were invited to ride and clamb
ered into the car.
It was apparent
that neither they nor Mr. Sly saw or
heard the approaching train, for Mr.
Sly got in ami ran thu. automobile onto
the track directly in front o f it.
The horrified witnesses
crash and saw the automobile hurled
high in the air and fall at one aide o f
the track. The train sped on without
stopping, its en£nie crew unconscious
o f what had happened.
S u n d a y C lo s in g S t irs .
Berlin— A cablegram received here
from Athens says that unusual activity
prevails at the Fort o f Mudro, on Lem
nos* island, in the Aegean sea off the
entrance to the Dardanelles straits
Almost all the French troops on the
island have been sent away on trans
sports. A total of 35,000 British and
French soldiers were landed at Mudros
It is reported that the
operations against the Dardanelles are
about to be resumed.
Dankl Expects Long War.
Geneva— General Dankl, o f the Aus
trian army, is o f the opinion that the
war will not come to an end soon. This
Austrian commander, who has been
active in defending the Carpathian
passes against the Russians, expressed
this opinion to Major Tanner, o f the
Swiss army, who is also correspondent
o f the Basel Nachrichten. He declared
the war would last for a long time, and
said he could not fix even an approxi
mate date for its end.
He said alno
that the Swiss government had pre
served it* neutrlaity splendidly.
Tillamook— As the closing o f stores
on Sunday in this city has caused con
siderable discussion, District Attor
ney T. H. Goyne has asked the attor
ney general’s office for an opinion as
to the constitutionality o f the Sunday
The candy, cigar and
drug stores have decided to remain
open, and Mr. Goyne is determined to
close them if the law is considered
constitutional by tbe attorney general.
T w o W ho Mulct Bar* Freed.
Chicago— Two men who were arrest
ed after they refused to pay for drinks
which they ordered in a saloon Sunday
were discharged by Judge Gemmill in
the municipal court here. "Y ou don’t
have to pay for drinks you get in Chi
cago on Sunday,” declared the judge.
“ If the saloons are open they are open
in violation o f the law .”
__ ___Flood* Recur in Texa*.
Austin, Tex. — Another heavy rain
swept Central Texas Sunday and the
Colorado river and smaller streams, al
ready swollen out o f their banks, be
gan rising rapidly.
deaths have l>een reported from the
floods and the casualty list remained at
21, o f which 14 occurred here.
ably’ a score o f persons are missing.
C a lf H a s O n ly T h re e L e g s .
Roseburg — E. Harper, o f North
Roseburg, is the owner of a calf hav
ing only three legs.
The calf was
bom a few days ago and is apparently
in as good health as its more fortunate
brothers and sisters. The animal has
only one front leg, which Mr. Harper
says is somewhat larger than the leg
o f a normal calf. The calf displays no
ill effects as a result o f its deformity,
and Mr. Harper believes it will live.
T r o o p s M o ve on S tra it* .