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Preseura Brought U Baar by Amsri
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for CencMlor Washing
ton It llltnt.
WAMIIINCTON'. Aug. .10-Ai.ur-ancea
(hat Great llrllaln will relax the
enforcement o( her ordrr In council
mi aa to wrmlt shipments from neutral
miil of German and Austrian gimda
contracted (or by Americana prior to
In effective data of tha order ass glv.
rn tha stale d'partmiiit tday by Hlr
(V. II HprliK Woe, tha Hrltlah Ambas
sador. Thr amtaadir eiplalned that ar
rangements would be mail (or accept.
Inn proofs of reports at tha Kiulr
here Instead of requiring Its produc
tion In liwlon. tN'lalla of tha plan
III Ha given Inter In I memorandum
from tha Umdon foreign of flic.
Officials art hopeful that It will
make pntallde tha rrleaa of millions
of dollars of AmrMr noed iimmIs of
German or Austrian orlitln a riinio
latrd at neutral European ports, par
Tha furrlun trade advlarra of th
stata department have be-n niaklnic
vigorous Informal representations re
cently In hchslf of American Import
era generally, and bar complained
that while their efforts to arctira J lie
release of ((Mid had been In vain, prl
rata Interfile In Great Ilrllaln were
getting permlta for certain ahlpinenta.
Prior to June) 15 tha Prltlfh govern
ment throuiih Informal negotlontlona
with tha for Im trade advisers had
airreed not to Interfere with shipments
from neutral porta on the production
of proof that tha good hud arluallV
own paid for by Americana before last
March, when the order In council went
After tha British ainhanaadnr cnlled
at tha department, cablegram ar
rived from Consul-General Skinner at
Umdcn, announcing that ronie of the
restrictions on neutral commerce wera
to he removed. No formal alntcment
on tha subject was given out by tha
MENACE TO MILLIONS
MANLY REPORT SAYS MOVEMENT
HAS POWER TO INFLUENCE
ENTIRE UNITED STATES.
CHK'AOO, AtlR. 2. Southing do
iinncliitlim of the Kmkef.dlor and Tat
ni'iclo fottnilntlona, and thn ilcclnrntlon
that the lives of millions of wugo r-nrn-
ers nre suhject to the dictation of a
relatively small niinilier of man, fea
tured thn third section of the Manly
report of the industrial relations com
mission, made pnlillo here today.
The entrance, of the Ilockefuller
foundation Into the fluid of Industrial
relations, throtiRh the creation of a
special division, was declared to "von
Btlttilo a menace to tho nutlonut wel
fare, to which the attention; nut only
of congress, but of the entire country,
should be directed."
"Hacked by the $100,000,000 of the
Tlockefoller foundation, this movement
, has 'tho power to Influence tho entire
country In tho determination of Ita
most vital policy," tho report de
clared. The InveHtluntlon Into Industrial
conditions which Is being made by the
Rockefeller foundation la not In ttood
fulth, it Is declared, but was originated
to promote tho Industrial Interests of
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is churned
with hnvlnu planned to utilize In his
campnlh'ii literature whlfji ho knew
contained fulse statements. That ho
proposed to Influence the public press,
is doclarcd to be "clearly shown by
the employment of an experienced
publicity expert as a member of his
Kxeopt, perhaps, for improvements
In Bafety and sanitation, the labor
conditions of corporation controlled
Industries are a menace to the welfnce
of the nation," the report said. "In
order to prevent the organization of
employes for tho improvement of work
ing conditions, oinuoraie systems oi
espionage are maintained by the larg
er corporations which refuse to deal
with labor unions, and employes sus
pected of union affiliation are dis
charged." GLADSTONE WOMAN RELEASED.
Mrs. Nuncy Elder was released
Thursday following her arrest on a
charge of Insanity. She lives In Glad
stone and the complaint was mude out
by Chief of Police P. C. Cross, of that
PLEA HADE AGAINST
HOHTON, !... Ana. Gover
nor Hime, of Illinois nisda a pi" a for
the alHillnhnienl of raplUl puhlnhilietil
iM'fnra tha gutertiura' r inference here
IimUt. Ma akrd tha fiMiieratlon of
other aiscullrea III dolni away with
tha scaffold end electric rhalr.
'Tha argument that capital puiiluli
mrnt acts as a deterrent to crime hat
tieeti prix. !! fallacloiia.", I Minna de
lla cited ncnernmenl statUllia to
ho 4hat states which dn not Infill t
the death penally hava the Irnl num
tier of homicides.
(iotemor Hunt of Artxma. joined
Ooiemor Ihinna of Illinois. In plea
aialnsl rspltal punishment.
MANY FRAIL BUILDINGS ARC UN.
ROOFED AND ALL WIRES
1EMPERATURE DROPS OVER 30
DECREES IN ONLY FEW MOMENTS
Country for 200 Miles North Into San
Btrnardlns Mountains Suffsr
Light and Talsgraph
I.OH ANCKl.M. Aui !.-llegln
nine at Yuma, an electrical storm, ac
companied by hlrb w inds and a heavy
rain, swept up the Impvlsl valley to
day and x;iided Its energy In the
Han lternardlno mountains, nearly 00
miles from Ita starting point.
Telephone and telegrsph wires were
temporarily put out of commission
Fllmay structures were unroofed, or
The Southern Blerrsa Tower com
puny reported thnt three of Ita high
tension lines, carrying current at 3.1,
000 volts, from the mountains to the
Imperial valley, were burned out
At Tecate, about 30 miles east of
Ran Diego, ncsr the !owcr California
border, a cloudburst was reported to
have destroyed a number of adobe
At various points the wind attained
velocities of from 45 to K0 miles an
hour. Yuma and Imperial valley points
reported that temperatures dropped .10
degrees In a few minutes, followed by
downpour of rain which mnounted
approximately to half an inch in a
brief time. At most places the storm
lasted but an hour.
Kl Centro reported a heavy dust
storm preceding the rain, but no dam
age was done either to buildings or
At Yuma the secondary, or heat
proof roof of a refrigerator plant was
Calexlco reported thnt the tempera
ture dropped from 108 to 78 degrees.
At 8nn Hornnrdlno, where the
storm was preceded by a period of op
pressive bent, tho thermometer fell
from 102 to 72 In a few minutes. San
Bernardino, Riverside and Redlands
all suffored from Interruptions of tele
graph and telephone communication.
Imperial valley points were Isolated
temporarily, whllo telegraph wires In
to Arlxnna were out of commission for
FROM FOREST FIRE
FOUR FAMILIES ESCAPE WHEN
FLAMES ARE DRIVEN OFF IN
The story of bow n cliango In the dl
rectlon of the wind Eaved four fumllles
from probnblo death In an eastern
Clackamas forest fire, is being told
hero by members of a party which ar
rived Monday from that dlHtrlct.
The party went Into the mountains
with horses a week ago for berries.
l.nst Monday a number of fires were
started by a lightening storm and tbe
pnrty was trapped In the path of one.
Escape through the mottnttilns was al
most Impossible, while the fire blocked
their path out the way they came in.
Saturday there was a change in the
direction of the wind, blowing the
blaze awnj from tbe party. Tho four
families, all living near Estacada, left
tho woods late this week.
SUIT FILED ON NOTE.
O. H. Morrison, of the O. II. Morri
son Lumber company, Monday filed a
suit In the circuit court against Char
les D. Hayner, R. D. Hayner, Frank E.
Allen, Mabel Allen. Mary E. Hicks,
George B. Rogers, Anna Rogers, I.yn
den D. Scott and Jane Doe Scott to col
lect on a note for $800. '
DAMAGE IS GREAT
HE VARIETY Of
CflflTESTS TO BE
fOVn TEAM! CERTAIN, OTHERS
POSSIBLE fOR TOURNAMENT
TWO DAY PROGRAM WHl OPEN
MONDAY HOBNINC WITH PARADE
Camas, It Johns, Corvallls and Oragon
City Will Compstt for Cash Prim
Thraa Othar Towns May
With the problem of finances solved
thn aMiirance of an Ideal track of the
new Main afreet, and now with the
urogram complete, one of the most
successful firemen's tournaments ever
held In the state la assured bere nex
Monday and Tuesday,
The departments of Corvallls, Ht.
Johns, Camaa and Oregon City will be
repreaentttd with teams and It Is pos
sible that Astoria, Mood Itiver and Mo
lull will come In. The program will
open on labor day wltb a grand fire
men's parade at 1:30. The program
First Day, Monday, Sept (.
10:30 A. M HtralghUway wet teat
I'rlzea Klrst $40. second, $20; third.
11:30 A. M. Exhibition drill by Cor
vallla fire department
1:30 I'. M. Klamese race, 1'rltes
First. $15; second $10; third. $.1.
3:00 r. M. Patching leaky hose
rrliea First. $7.50; awrnd. $5; third,
8:00 P. M. Ladder race. Prliea
First. $15; second $10; third, $3.
5:30 P. M. Water fight. Prlxes
First. $13; second. $11; third $8;
i Second Day, Tuesday, SapL 7.
10:00 A. M. Race against time.
Prlxes First. $40; second. $20; third.
11:00 A. M. Hose coupling. Prlxes
First. $16; second. $10; third. $1.
11:10 A. M Exhibition drill by Cor
vallls Fire department
1:30 P. M. Relay race. Prises
First. $20; second. $10; third. $5.
1:30 P. M. Ladder race. Prlxes
First. $15; second. $10; third. $5.
3,: 00 P. M. Hose and ladder race.
Prlxes-Flrst $15; second, $10; third.
4:00 P. M. Horsekcy box test.
Prlxes First, flremen'a play pipe; sec
ond. $5; third. ! 50. 1
6:00 P. M. 100 yard dash. Prlxes-,
First. $15; second. $10; third. $:.;
MANY BRITISH KILLED.
HERI.IN. Aug. 31. Ily Wireless to
Suyvlllo.) IfrltlHh losses in and about
the Dardanelles have exceeded 30,000
since August 6, according to dispatches
received here from Constantinople.
"One hundred thousand allied troops
attacked various Gnlllpoll positions
Saturday and Sunday, but all assaults
WILLAMETTE COUPLE TO WED.
Martini Schwerin and Mahion Snl-
dow, of Willamette, secured a marriage
license here Friday.
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RAILROAD COMMISSION INVeSTI
GATES DEATH OF YOUTH AT
ANDERSON STAT, ON.
Melvln A. l-arwn, an It year old
farmer hoy, cllmlM-d one cf the tall
steel trarisintsolon Itnwera of lit Port
laud Railway, Mi: bt k I'owcr com ,
pany, near Anderon sutlon on Ihej
Katarada line Hatnrday afternoon at
3 o'clock and wa electrocuted, ac
cording to a Ricaaiaye by the stat rail
way rommlsalon. 1
The Information! was In the i ffe. t
that the boy cllml II to the top of the
In.er stretched (Jit and touched the
it and to'M hed the
ig a voltage of CO.-J
heavy wire carr)l
000. He died Inn
to the ground, a !
laiitly and dropped
tance of almut 40
Tbe rsllroad rumruleloo is Inves
egating the caae. '
PLANS FOR PUBLIC
a I man of the conference executive com
. . mil tee. were the outsUndlng features
BOARD OF TRADE DISCOURAGED .i
BECAUSE CITIZENS REFUSE
Oregon City will hsve no public mar -
ket until the people are willing to give
adequate support to such an Institu
tion, according to the statement of a
member of the Hoard of Trade, who
declares no suitable location can be
The market, which was established!
last year at Fifth street between Main
and Kallroad avenue, was reopened
early In the spring, and biter was re
moved because complaints were filed.
A new location was found on the hill,
but the place did not prove satlsfac
The board. It Is said, has become dis
couraged In'lts effort to !rovlde a mu
nlclpul market, u.l hut' practically
abandoned the attempt.
ALL BUT 3 MILES OF
PIPE LINE IN PLACE
Only three miles of pipe on the
South Fork projevt remulna to be laid.
but. owing to the fact that this work
is to be done in the canyon of the
Clackamas river. It is slow and diffi
cult As the time grows nearer, Engi
neer Hands, and William Andresen,
chairman of the South Fork commis
sion, are still more confident that the
lino will be completed by the end of
next month, or two months before the
contract time of completion. The In
take is practically finished, including
the construction of the settling tank.
WIFE ALLEGES DESERTION.
Mrs. Bessie Wolcka charges deser
tionhi her comnialnt, filed Weiltuadny
in the circuit court, aeainsc Ilol ert J.
Wolcka. Thev were married in Port
Wild, AugiiBt, :910.
AIO OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
BY ALL OF STATES URGEO
AT BOSTON MEETING.
HUM TRAINING IN ALL
UNIVERSITIES ALSO IS URGED
i Munitions Factoriss All Daclarad lo Ba
joo Near Atlantic Coast Incrsaae
(rvi Hold Nacaaaary.
IIOHTON, Aug. 27. A majority of
! governors and x-etate executives, del
egatea to the Governors' conference
here, at the final aesalon of the con-
' ference today agreed that the I'nlted
j States is lnadequstely preptred to re-
sist Invasion by hostile European
Dlhcusaion of naval and military pre
I parednets and the election of William
Spry, governor of I'tah, to be chair-
I No resolutions on the subject of pre
I parednesf were proposed, but several
of the executives said they felt certain
that all the governors would return
n tholr iIiIh with the Intention of de-
1 m,ndlng from their congressmen sup.
port of any program for strengthening
tbe forces of the defense.
Tbe discussion by the governors was
prefaced by remarks by William C.
Redfleld, secretary of commerce,
speaking, be said, not In behalf of the
administration, but as a member of It
Secretary Redfleld urged restraint of
speech and soberness of thought In
what he termed these trying times.
Governor E. F. Dunne, of Illinois,
said he felt tha nation's main reliance
for a reserve force might well 1 found
in a requirement that evtry college
and university receiving funds, federal
or state, should give four years of mil
itary training to its students. ,-
-if war were declared on the Vnited
States by any of the principal Ktiro
ixan nations tomorrow It r.irn't be ad
mitted our situation would be a pcrcar
I jus one," he sa d.
Deferring to the need of . gTeat sup
ply of munitions, as developed by the
Ttiropean war. Governor Dunns sail
that any fleet from Great lt.-ita'n or
Gtrmany toult. teke pcsress'.on or do-i!.-iy
all rrti-ur. of manufaote.rinv am
munition 1'-. ihe Vnited St'.ics.'sueh
...ants beit)4 almost entire!'- within
i..y miles of New York c.ty.
ESCAPE COMES EARLY.
Thomas Rufus Fisher, held in Jail
on a charge of insanity, who was ar
rested for tbe second time In a month
near Moialla Monday, escaped the day
after Clackamas county officials turned
him over to Portland relatives, accord
ing to Information received over the
telephone from Portland Tuesday by
Sheriff Wilson. He is the son of
Thomas Fisher, 295 Montgomery street
Portland, and baa been under the care
of physicians for several years. He
received considerable notriety when
picked up the first time as he was ar
rested for criticizing farmers for plant
ing potatoes too far apart.
'i 1,AM T'.. i TJ' I
MJNliOV, Aug 31 Tha tii.t de
stmctlte JJiday period ut sulmarln
warfare since tha K'lrrcsa wariiprnrd
was brought to a rlMi with tha sink
ing of Hie llrlllab steamer Hlr William
rttepheaum August it.
I'urlng that time (iertnan suhuiarlnes
aank II vessels of varying U-u nptino
1 -ri t lab subinarlnea acrounted for tao
fwli, one a Turkish traniport and
the oilier a (ierman steamer, both of
which arrs torpedoed In the Marmora
ae. In addition to theu., a II )!
auliinarlna was rrnllled wltb the de
struction of a (jermaa transport In tha
futile era and a Iirlllsh aeroplane with
tha sinking of a German submarine in
the North aea.
BE LOST TO THE
LOW EXCHANGE RATES LIKELY
TO COST AMERICA BIG .
BREAK IN QUOTATIONS UNEQUALED
IN fORElGN EXCHANGE MARKETS
England Cannot Place Order Under
Conditlona Which Now Prevail
Dealings in Ntw York Prac
tically at Standstill.
NEW YORK. Aug. II. Foreign ex
change rates reached tbelr most seri
ous stage today with an over night
break of two and one-half cents In ster
ling, tbe English pound selling In this
market at $4.58M, close to the mark
where curtailment of big foreign or
ders to Vnited States would follow. In
the opinion of bankers here.
Nothlug like the violent break In
quotations bad ever been recorded in i
foreign exchange markets here before.
The low level reached today was !
cents below the mark set weeks ago
by financier as the socallcd irredu
cible minimum which, when reached,
would cause British buyer to place
their orders for such import as could
be obtained elsewhere than in Am
erica. Foodstuffs, manufactured goods and
many other products. In fact almost
everything except actual munitions of
war, were embraced within this cate
gory. Demoralization In the foreign ex
change markets was followed by al
most chaotic conditions as the result
of tbe break. Dealings were virtual
ly at a standstill. Rate varying as
much as a cent were quoted by differ
ent houses, but these rates, in almost
every case, were purely nominal and
there was no business worthy the name
done In English money here today.
Tbe big break means that English
buyers, in addition to the top market
prices already paid by them In this
country for American products, are
called upon to pay a premium of 28H
cents on every pound's worth of pur
chases, or more than 6 per cent
FAIR WILL FEATURE
CONTEST ARRANGED IN MILK AND
RULES ARE GIVEN.
As in the past, the dairy department
of the Clackamas County fair next
month will be one of the feutures of
the annual exhibition. A two days'
contest for tbe production of milk and
butterfat Is expected to be popular
among the dairymen of the county.
The following rulings have been
adopted for this contest:
All entries must be made with the
secretary, Ward B. Lawton, Oregon
City, Oregon, or with the superintend
ent, and cows must be on the ground
before 6 o'clock P. M., Wednesday,
September 15, 1915.
No entrance fee charge in this class,
and any cow can be entered, regardless
of breeding and age.
The following handicap has been ar
ranged by the superintendent so as to
give a young cow with first and second
calf an equal show with matured cow.
For every day less than 5 years old
at time of test adds 1-100 pounds milk
each day's work in test
For every day less than 5 ears old
at time of test add .00274 pounds but
ter fat to each day's work in test.
The result of each milking will be
posted on bulletin board in pavilion.
This will be a very Instructive con
test and every dairyman owning a
good producing cow should enter In
this class and help to make It the
mo3t Interesting feature of the fair.
Remember that all cows must be on
the ground and milked in the presence
of the superintendent at 6 o'clock p.
m. on the day before he opening of
If LEWIS CIVES
MR. CANTINC WILL IE PUT IN
ACTUAL CHARGE OF HIGH
WAV WORK OF STATE.
STATE EKCDiEEJl DENIES ANY
LOT TO EREAK FAITH
Chisf Executive and Treasurer Will
Constitute Majority of Commis
sion to Vote Today to Re
turn Bond of $10,000.
BAI.KM. Ore. Aug. 2. Goternor
WlthyeomU and Htat Treasurer Kay
toUr won their flyht to make K I.
Can line tha actual stata highway engi
neer, when John H. l-et, alate enxl
neer, made a proposal of withdrawal
from blghaay work.
While declining to concur In the in
terpretation of the hlchway law an
nounced by Governor Wlthyromhe and
Slat Treasurer Kay. Mr. Lewis said
If tbe commission would enter an or
der relieving him 5f all duties In con
nection with the work and from giv
ing $10,000 bond he would withdraw
from all connection with It.
It was announred that the governor
and state treasurer would, vote for an
order which will be Introduced at a
meeting of the commission tomorrow
In accordance with Mr. Lewia' proposal
and directing Mr. Ctntine to furnish
a bond of $10,000.
Mr. Lewis said he had always been
willing to retire from the position of
highway engineer provided he was as
sured by the commission that bis In
terests would be protected.
Mr. Kay recalled that be bad on sev
eral occasions informed Mr. Lewis thst
tbe board would enter an order pro
tecting him provided be turned over
the highway work to the chief deputy,
as was Intended by the legislature
when It passed the amendment to the
highway law consolidating the state
highway department with at of the
"I am somewhat hurt to leant that
the governor and Mr. Kay are accusing
me of breach of faith In writing Mr.
Caotine that I no longer needed bis
services after I entered Into an agree
ment to settle the controversy through
a friendly suit." said Mr. Lewla todsy.
"I Intended no breach of faith. Mr.
Cantlne and I had talked over certain
matters before the agreement was en
tered Into, and my letter dismissing
blra was In accordance with our con
versation." CLACKAMAS LAND 111
TV0 BIG EXCHANGES
PROPERTY AT DAMASCUS AND
NEW ERA INVOLVED IN TRAN
SACTIONS DURING WEEK.
Two important real estate transac
tions in which Clackamas county prop
erty was concerned have been made
within the lust week. Close to two
hundred thousand dollars la involved
in the two transactions. .
A. A. Hopson has completed a deal
with O. J. Gregorie in which he traded
lots In Wllberg addition, Portland, for
a modern eight-room home and a 20
acre tract three-quarter of a mile west
of Damascus, which has been owned
by Mr. Gregorie for some time. The
Damascus place lies iu one of the old
est settled regions of the valley, is
fertile and highly Improved and well
stocked. It has an artificial lake
stocked with trout and lies near the
Eetacada carllne. Mr. Hopson, who
Is a retired contractor, will make his
home on his recently acquired prop
erty, while Mr. Gregorie will occupy
the Portland home. Each place is
valued at $7,500.
The other deal involved a 280-aere
ranch a mile and a half east of New
Era which is valued at $40,000. This
property, as well as the place in the
Damascus transaction, is well improv
ed and one of the best ranches in the
community. The transfer of the New
Era property waa a part of an ex
change, involving property valued at
approximately $180,000, consummated
between J. H. Gray, of Prlnevillo, and
the Yamhill Land company, of Port
land, of which A. Welch, of Portland,
Is chief owner,
Mr. Gray has transferred to the land
company the Hotel Oregon property
of this city, taking in exchange the fol
lowing real ottate: Ranch east of
New Era, the Alama Apartments at
Fourteenth and Market streets, Port
land, valued at $30,000: a Laureihurst
residence valued at $7000; St. Jobns
residence property valued at $7000,
and 60 acres of land near St. Helens
valued at $6000.
SUIT FOR $199 FILED.
G. W. N. Taylor filed a suit In the
circuit court Friday against W. H.
Thurston and Sadie Thurston, his wife,
to collect on a note for $100 aud for
merchandise valued at $99.