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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1915)
WESTOX, OIIKMOX, FHIDAY. FKlUlUAIiV 26, 1915.
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Inhabitant of Persia with lb prune
natural tarrllnrv In nnlKf lo lurn ma
r many m tb bo.t O.bter la ln
John Bull Win Continue lo Protect
SMp Still to lit Detained In Ac
cord With Policy-Injury to
Neutral Sot Intended.
Washington, D. C Great ltritaln't
terood and eotnpteU reply to I ha
American nota of proteat, which on
Daoambar U laat aakad fur an tarly
Improvtmant In th traatmont of
Amarlean commarca by tha lirltlah
Baai, waa matla public by mutual
aTemnt batwaan tha Slat dnpart
mant and tha Urltlah foralgn ofllca.
Tha nota, addreaaad to Ambaaaador
Paa by Sir Edward Gray under data
of Tabruary 10, denlaa that tha do
praealon In American Induatrlaa la due
TV r" "" 7r
fit IMP I
to tba activity or tna uruian nasi, ana
auggeeU among other cauaea the ahort
aga of ablpplng facllltiea, tha eonao
quant diminution of cotton trade and
tha destruction by submarine mlnea
"laid by tba enemy Indiscriminately"
of many neutral voaaela.
After glvlnf a lengthy detailed an
war to the charge that American
ahlpa and eargoee were being unduly
detained, the communication contain
In Ita concluding paragraph the an
nouncement that Great Britain Intends
to take retaliatory measure against
tha German aubmarin campaign
agalnat enemy ahlpa, but does not re
veal their nature.
Conceding that foodstuffs Intended
for the civil population of the country
are not contraband, the British gov
ernment point out that "In any coun
try In which there exist such tre
mendous organisation for war aa now
obtains In Germany, there la no clear
division between those whom the gov
ernment la responsible for feeding and
those whom It la not."
"It will still be our endeavor," aaya
tha final paragrapha, "to avoid Injury
and loss to neutrals, but the announce
ment by the German government of
their intention to sink merchant vea
aeli and their cargoes without verifica
tion of their nationality or charactor
and without making any provision for
the safety of non-combatant crewa or
giving them a chance of aaving their
Uvea baa made it necessary for Ills
Majesty' government to consider
' what measures they should adopt to
protect their interest.
"It I Impossible for one belligerent
to depart from rules and precedenta
and for the other to remain bound by
Since the presentation of the pre
liminary note. Sir Edward saya that he
ha had "further opportunity of exam
ining into the trade statistic of the
United State as embodied In the cus-
KaUer Direct Blockade.
London Telegraphing from Copen
hagen, the Daily Mall' correspondent
ay he learn from Hamburg that
the belief prevail there that Emperor
William la going to Heligoland person
ally to direct Germany' submarine
blockade. "The food shortage In Ger
many," the correspondent adds, "waa
concealed until the laat moment for
fear of discouraging the people. It I
much greater than haa hitherto been
believed, Germany will escape famine
before the next harvest by only a nar
row margin." .
KaUer May Exile Rich.
Copenhagen The report I in circu
lation her that, owing to the neces
sity to restrict food consumption, the
German government intends ordering
6,000,000 German who poasess Inde
pendent Income and are ineligible for
military service to leave Germany for
neutral countries and remain there un
til the war I over. It la planned, ac
cording to the report, that 8,000,000 of
the persons shall go to the Scandina
vian eountrlea, 1,000,000 to Holland
and 1,000,000 to SwlUerland.
SOLDIERS OF PERSIA
the Turco-I'erelan frontier. 15 mile
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or crryin arma. muj ""
Turc,I'rln regluo, b Jolnd lb
nana oi ids nuniin biui iu uii
tome returns. In order to aee whether
the belligerent action of Great Britain
haa been In any way toe cause of trade
depression, which your excellency
(Ambaaaador Page) describee a exit
Ing In the United Statea and also
whether the aeixurea of veaaei or
eargoee which have been made by the
British navy have Inflicted any loss on
American owner for which our exist
ing machinery provide no mean of
STORMY WEATHER IN SERVIA
Servian aentlncl doing guard duty
of one of the fierce anow storm that
In the course of recent mlcroacopl
cal study of a number of sample from
the old Bearlea' deep well at Searlea
lake, San Bernardino county, Califor
nia, acveral minerals were found which
could not be determined optically. A
RcvUed Ship Purchase
Bill Passed by House
Washington, D. C The govern
ment ship purchase bill, as an amend
ment to the Week naval auxiliary
bill, was passed by the house at 1 :20
o'clock a. m. Wedneaday, by a vote of
215 to 121.
When Minority Leader Mann saw
that the Democratic leader were de
termined to stop the filibuster, several
ennfnreneea were held and it Wa
agreed not to keep up the dilatory
fight and a few minutes after l o ciock
a vote began on the final passage of
The paasage of the bill followed a
14-hour parliamentary struggle, which,
until Inn ir after mldnlirht. threatened
to extend interminably, because of a
determined filibuster by Minority
Leader Mann, wno yieiaea oniy aiier
ailmlnlatratlnn laadara decided to aDDlv
a aecond special rule to bring the fight
to an end.
The bill now goes to the senate.
Nineteen Democrat voted agalnat
the bill. They were: Bathrick,
Borchers, Callaway, Diea, Donohoe.
Fitzgerald. Gerry, Gordon, Jonea,
VlnHul Kltrhln. Morrison. Mosa of
Indiana, Page of North Carolina, Saun
dora, Slayden, Whitacre, White and
All of the Republicans present voted
against the bill.
Illinois Deadlock Ends.
Springfield David E. Shanahan, for
many year a member of the Illinoia
legislature, was elected speaker in the
lnra timia after a deadlock of all
weeks. Shanahan, in accepting the
honor, said he aid so parity Because
he wa told on all aide that the dead-
Innlr nrnnlri knenrna a aeandal if it laat-
ed any longer. As to the conflict be
tween "wet" and "dry" rorcee, to
afhlxh tha riearilnek waa in nart attrib
uted, he expressed a desire to see the
. . . .a a at A I
issue fought out on ine noor oi me as
sembly. Shanahan I an avowed "wet."
Italy Is Shaken Again.
Pnma Another aarthnuaka in the
province of Aqulla damaged many
kmiiu randnrinir a number of them
dangerous for habitation. The popu
lation, greatly aiarmea, naa even
abandoned the undamaged house, fear
ing another catastrophe.
from Ounntah Cy. the ouly CbrUttea
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rtplM armed forc of tha Panlaa
Enaland Jtutifies Uaina
London The British foreign office
iasued a note In reply to the repre
sentations of the United Statea gov
ernment concerning the use of the
AffiAriran flair h HritUh vessels.
The note aaya that the Cunard line
ateamer Lusltania on her recent voy
ava from New York to Liverpool
raised the American flag "to save the
over a commlaaary train in the midst
hare been aweeplng over that country.
chemical analysis of one of the
allowed It to be a hydrous boro silicate
of sodium, and the name Searlealte la
proposed for the new mineral, after
John W. Searlea, the pioneer, who put
down tbe deep well from which U
lives of non-combatants, crew and pas
sengers." It adds that in spite of the fact that
American passenger embarking on
the Lusitanla on her outward voyage
for New York asked that the Ameri
can flag be boiated, "the British gov
ernment did not give any advice to the
company as to how to meet thia re
quest and it ia understood the Lusi
tanla left Liverpool under the British
Two Norwegians, One
London The Norwegian ateamer
hfnrHlrvn haa hean sunk through strik
ing a mine near Bornholm Island, in
the Baltic sea. according to a dispatch.
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All 01 me crew were arowneu.
An nfflxlal atatnmant funned bv the
admiralty aaya the Norwegian tank
steamship Ueiridge was struct oy a
torpedo fired by a German submarine
near Folkeatone. Piece of the tor
pedo, it is asserted, have been found
on the ship.
A riianatrh f mm Dienne aava that a
German submarine sank the French
steamship Dinorah, bound from Havre
to Dunkirk, off Dieppe.
Happy Spouaet to Rule.
San Francisco The Hindu temple,
where Swaml Triguatita was assassin
ated by a bomb-thrower last Decem
ber, will be conducted henceforth by
married persons who are happy, if the
provisions of the Swami's will, which
was recently filed for probate here, are
carried out The will atipulatea :
"The temple shall be under the auper
vlsion of married people who are al
ways on good terms with their spouses,
who will give up the practice of shak
ing hands, and, on meeting friends,
"Watchful Waiting" It Ainu
Portland, Or. "What doe the vice
president of the United State do!"
aaked Circuit Judge Morrow during
the examination of a citizenship appli
cant. The applicant stared blankly.
This queation waa not given in the
"What are hi duties?" continued
the judge. "How does the vice presi
dent occupy hi time?"
The applicant beamed suddenly.,
"Oh, I know," be said. "He wait
for the President to die."
K OF THE WEEK
General Resume of Importaiit Events
tagM tbe World.
A $100,000,000 issue of treasury
bill offered In London wa over-subscribed.
Tha Mahn aanata votaa 24 to 8 to
make tbe state dry after January 1,
ThuiaanHa nf hot aconta of Berlin
are practicing war tactic in the for-
eats or the vrman empire.
Villa is reported to be victorious
over Carranxa in a battle at Zayula,
where the latter loat 1500 men.
It ia reported from London that a
aecond American vessel atrike a mine
off the eoaat of Germany and la sunk.
Tha Vnnditlon of Sarah Bernhardt.
after the amputation of her right leg,
is considered excellent vy n pnysi
clana. Panama-Pacifie exposlition is seen
by 442,957 person on the first three
days, which break all record of for
Dispatches from Poland state that
the Russian army is practically por-
leaa and many thousands are surround
ed by the Germans.
Carter H. Harrison, Democratic
mayor of Chicago, who la finishing bia
fifth term, ia defeated lor the nomina
tion by Kobert M. Sweitxer, tbe pres
ent clerk of Cook county.
The Oregon legislature appropriate
at total of 16,477,031 for running ex
pense of the state for the next two
year. This Is 11.268,890 lea than
the preceding session appropriated for
the same purposes.
Pmnnaala have been made inform
ally by the United States government
to both Great Britain and Germany
suggesting a basis for an understand
ing on the subjects of foodstuffs for
tbe civilian population of the belliger
ent and submarine warfare against
merchant ahipa. .
Effective Sunday, the Great North-
ern will restore tta ntgni train oe
tween Seattle and Portland, which waa
taken off several weeks ago because of
light travel. ' Increasing traffic aa a
result of the opening of the San Fran
cisco exposition ia given as the reason
for reatoring the train.
A Havaa dianatch from Toulon aava
the commissioners sent out by the
American embassy in Pari to inquire
into conditions at French concentration
ramps have concluded their investiga
tions in the department of Basaee Alps
and Var and remit having found in
ternational regulation strictly ob
served. Raeratarv Brvan anrjeared at the
oahinat maatlna- Wadnesdav wearing
on his coat lapel an enamel white dove
of peace with an olive branch in its
mouth. The secretary aaid it was a
Mtt nf a trXonA anil minted tn it when
questioned concerning possible compli
cation for me - united state in me
A lot tor Taeatvnd hv the London
Morning Poet from ita Budapest cor
respondent saya that Austria-Hungary
made a loan of considerable aixe to
Roumania a short time before Kou-
manla arrantrad her 125 OOO. 000 loan
with the Bank of England. No newa
regarding thia latter loan waa permit
ted to be publiahed in Austria-Hun
Hntala and restaurants in New York
give daily lunches to thousand of un
employed. flnvammant raMrda ahow that 129
ships have been transferred to the
American flag under the new registry
Solon of West Virginia have been
vaccinated for prevention of amallpox.
The governor, who i a physician,
helped do the job.
Germany loses two war balloon in
North Sea: one by an exploaion and
the other was sunk by weight of snow
on the envelope.
A hundred and fifty prosperous Chi-
cagoans, who were once newsboy, sold
papers one day to raise fund for the
aid of the destitute.
Ravan million dollar for the devel-
oDment of the two salt lake in South
eastern Oregon, is ready. The state
leased the lakes to an Eastern nrm,
who will immediately employ 6000
men and lay a $2,000,000 pipe line to
the Columbia river.
Tha Stnlaa authorities are studying
the organisation of the male eitixens
over 48 vears old for military pur
poses. The army count 300,000 men
of the landwehr and lanasturm, oui
there are numerous old soldier still fit
fnr territorial and convov service and
patrolling, who in case of an invasion
would be ready to aeiena ineir moioer
land. Tha fnnrfa of Sarah Bernhardt are
aaid tn ha low. and on the eve of an
operation upon an injured knee, her
friend are nocking to her assistance.
The "bank" of Monte Carlo ia said
to be in "full bloom" again after four
.nl a half months' inactivity. Ivory
checks, however, have taken the place
of ahining gold and silver.
The U. S. War department aaka eon-
gresa for bigger coast aerena guna,
claiming the present artillery ia out
ranged. Sixteen-inch calibre la ad
vised and the expense ia estimated at
Modern War Machines
find fancy In Senate
Washington, D. a Appropriation
for national defense occupied the at
tention of both houses of eoogres
Monday In the general rash to clear op
the supply bill for tb government
before the adjournment. The senate
discussed until late into the night tbe
army appropriation bill, carrying ap
proximately 1103,000,000, while tbe
bouee continued debate on tbe fortifi
While progrea wa being mad on
both the measure, tb senate com
mittee practically completed consider
ation of the naval appropriatlona
measure, and the senate paused for
four minute to paa without debate
the pension bill, carrying $164,000,000,
Increase for submarine and avia
tion over provision of the bouse bill
are proposed by tbe senate naval com
mittee, iu amendment, including
$1,000,000 for aviation instead of
$300,000, aa authorised in the boua
bill; provision for five seagoing, aub
m art nee instead of one, and 16 instead
nf 1 1 nf tha entailer tvna aubmarinea.
Senator Smoot (ought unsuccessfully
to provide 50 seagoing ana z oi ue
emaller coast defense aubmarinea.
at tha nivht aaaaion the aenate
navaljcommittee submitted it report
on the appropriation diu carrying a
total of $162,961,981.88, an increase
over um) hwe Mil or ss.uia.usu
Provialon aiav la mule lor KM appro
bation of $400,000 for the marine
harrai-ka at Norfolk and Mare Island.
The naval building program of the
aenate bill would provioe in aooinon
to the five seagoing submarines and 16
smaller submarine six more destroy
ers, one oil fuel ship, one gunboatone
hospital ship at $600,000 and two first-
-t..a hattlaahllttl ARUmO tha in-
crease recommended are $600,000 for
a projectile plant; $130,000 lor naval
reserve; $400,000 for a high-power
-.Hi'n .t at Inn and 11.000.000 to be a re
plied on construction of an armor plate
factory costing not to exceea aa,uw,
000 if the secretary of the navy cannot
purchase armor in tne market ai
Debate on the army bill resumed
after the naval bill wa reported.
Item of the army bill were
passed over quickly with little debate,
anil whan tha aenate reeoaaed the only
section remaining for consideration
aa that nrnvidlno' for the establish
ment of a system of scientific manage
ment in government navy yarn ana
The Indian appropriation Dili was
rannrtad hv tha aenate committee.
can-vine $11,266,865, an increase of
$3,635,741 over the house bill
Russians Admit Com
plete Rout by Germans
Berlin What appear to have been
the bitterest defeat yet administered
to tbe Russian army in East Prussia
became known Tuesday with detaila of
the fighting which ha been going on
In the vicinity of the Masurian lakes
Even Petrograd admit utter rout,
declaring that retreat wa the only
thing left to do. Grand Duke Nicho
las in his report confesses frankly that
there wa large loss in Uvea, and goes
further and tell why. Ue give to
the German army great credit for ita
superiority in numbers aa well aa in
planned attacks, which, comingju sep
arate blows, wrought havoc to hi
men, making retreat absolutely neces
The German official report an
nounce that the capture have been
increased to seven generals and more
than 100.000 men. The pieces of can
non taken numbered 150. The report
in part says:
"In the Eastern theater, tbe pursuit
after the winter battle in the Masurian
district has come to an end. During
the clearinir-UD operations northwest
of Grodno and in tbe battles reported
during the last few day in the Bobr
nd Navew districts, one commanding
e-eneral and four other generals and
approximately 40,000 men have been
taken prisoners up to the present.
Seventy-five cannon and some maenme
guns, the actual number of which has
not yet been ascertained, and much
other war material, have been cap
"The total booty taken" in the win
ter battle in the Masurian district aa
a result of these conditions has been
increased to date to seven general.
more than 100,000 men, upwards of
150 cannon and quantities of other war
material of all descriptions,"
Raw Rubber Conhtcated.
Venice, via London Advice re
ceived here from Vienna say the mili
tary authorities there have confiscated
the entire supply or raw rubber, pneu
matic tube and rubber hose. Con
tracting teamsters say that unlet thia
action ia revoked it will be impossible
to supply Vienna with food and that
factories will suspend operations. A
boycott instituted by Viennese house
wives against the use of pork ia
spreading. Retail prices of pork have
dropped about 4 cents a pound, but the
boycott will be continued.
America It "War Risk."
London The Time declare that
during the last few day a large
amount of insurance has been placed
in the London market on property in
the United State against risks of
damage by war. Many f aetoriee and
business premises, according to the
Time, have been insured for six
month at a rate of one-half of 1 per
Some Canneries, Loosely
Organized, Do Not Pay
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallie "Some of tb eanneria in tb
Mnrtharaat ara mat Ine- areat success.
Other are Just about existing and still
other are bankrupt." eaia rroieseor
C L Lewi, when addressing tb
tmrmmm arhn arara attandlna- tha Farm
ers' Week at tbe Oregon Agricultural
college, rroreeaor iewia aiuioum
many of the failure to the fact that
the eanneria are run by private cap
ital, whereas most of those now in
xistene In the Northwest are either
co-operative or associative eanneria.
"One of the greatest trouble with
our. co-operative canneries la that
many of them are ao loosely organised
that they cannot oo any legal Duainesa.
14 Appropriation Bills
Provide $778. 706.40 fund
State Capitol, Salem Appropria
tion for sundry and miscellaneous de
partment of tha state government ag
gregating $778,706.40 are provided for
In a aerie of 14 appropriation bill in
troduced in the bouse by the joint
house and senate way and mean com
These bill carry the item for main
tenance of the executive of tb state
government, including tbe salaries of
the governor, secretary of state, state
treaaurar and their office assistant.
The governor is given hi usual allow
ance oi $600 a year xor traveling ex
Tha anlv bis atata institution DTO-
rided for in the bill are the Sold
iers' Home at Rose burg, with $31.
668.76 for the biennium, and the Tu
harenloaia boanitaL with 853.176.
An mirtrrantM af 1110.000 la raw
quired for bounties on wild animal lor
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the next two year, ui ui sum zu,-
AAA ia a niMt a daflelanev In tha fond
of the laat two year. Tb present
legislature votea to inereae ua
bounty on coyote and to place I
hnnntv on aaala. and additional ex-
penditure will be required for those
House Passes Bill Against
Use of Trading Stamps
State Capitol, Salem An anti-trading
stamp bill, introduced to drive the
popular trade magnet completely out
of the state, waa passed oy we nous.
Tbe measure wa introduced by Repre
sentative Tbomaa Brown, of Man on.
Senator LafoUette, of Marion, waa the
author of a aimilar bill in the aenate.
The measure levie a 6 per cent ex
cise tax on the grosa receipts not only
of all concerns conducting a trading
stamp system in the state, but on all
merchant who use them. - It waa ad
mitted by those who sponsored the bill
that the measure probably will put an
end to the trading stamp business.
Ostensibly, however, the measure ia
intended to raise fund for the state.
aa the receipt from the proposed tax
are to eo into the state treasury,
ReDresentative Brown painted a
dreary picture of the misfortune of the
small merchant wno la made to com
pete with the eoncern that give away
trading stamp aa an inducement to
attract custom. He declared that the
trading stamp ia an unnatural trade
condition, that it ia an economic waste
and that it really prove an expensive
attachment to the business of tbe
merchant who use it.
Amendment Asks Change
in Lease of Salt Lakes
Ktata CanltoL Salem The Forbes
hniiaa hill annrovinir the lease of Sum
mer and Abert Lake to Jason C
Moorahaa finally emerged from the
aanata mmmittea on nublie lands.
Attached to the report of the com
mittee Is a recommendation signed dj
three of the members that the bill be
an amended that the lessees will be re
quired to execute a bond guaranteeing
payment for all laoor ana materials
contracted for. The amendment also
makaa tha laaaa conditional upon sub
mission by the leasee or their assigns
to regulation by the State Land board
in the aala of share OI stock.
There ia atronir ODDoeinff sentiment
in tha mmmittea. aa wen a in me
body of the aenate, against imposing
anv naw conditions on the lease. The
reason for advancing the amendment
are that certain laborer and material
men have not received payment for
work and material furnished a former
lessee of the lakes, whose enterprise
m ahandoned. and that the State
should take precaution against turning
Ita nrorjertv over to a possible stock
jobbing corporation to exploit.
College Regents Confirmed. '
State Capitol, Salem The senate
confirmed the appointment by Gover
nor Withycombe of Clara H. Waldo,
N. R. Moore and Jefferson Meyers as
mamhara nf the hoard of ree-ents of
rwimn Agricultural College. Senator
Garland asked if the membership of
the board complied witn tne law pro
viding that five be composed of one po
litical nartv and four of another. He
waa assured that five member were
Republicana and four Democrats. I
congratulate the governor upon chang
ing hi mind to comply with the law."
Students Win In Strike.
Eugene Three hundred high school
students, who "struck" several week
ago and refused to attend certain
classes to which the school board bad
fixed a tuition fee, were sustained by
ODinlon of George M. Brown, attor-
a-anaral. Ha bolda that the BChOol
board haa no right to charge tuition to
Tbe legal author! tie of association
work in this country say that all asso
ciation muat be purely mutual. How
ever, many of our association ar not
of this type and tha moat successful
cannery In the state today is not a
pure co-operative association. I do
not believe that It I possibl to run
an association successfully without
paying .dividend. A second great
difficulty which 1 mad by th can
neries In the Northwest I their lack
of capital. If your farmers do not feel
that they ar willing to put in $26
each to start a cannery they had better
leave it alone. I believe that $10,000
ia necessary to successfully start a
Dry Act Signed by
Sta Capitol, Salem "It Is the beet
piece of constructive legislation in tbe
world," declared Governor Withy
combe Thursday afternoon a he at
tached hi signaure to the prohibition
bflL "I heartily approve of Ita every
provision. If the legislature doe
nothing else, thl act alone la well
worth the expanse of the session."
Tb governor was In a happy mood
when he signed the bill. Ha declared
that it gave him a real pleasure to be
able to have a part in so wholesome
and ao beneficial a piece of work.
Member of the Women' Christian
Temperance Union and other person,
who have been interested in the "dry"
movement in Oregon for many year,
stood about hi desk.
Hon Loot Sines fire found.
Manhfield Joseph Booker, whose
body wss searched for in the ruin of
th Bunker Hill boarding house, where
seven person perished by fire, wa
found in a Smith-Power logging camp
at Wagner. (
The reason for his disappearance
without leaving any word caused the
widespread search to be made. He
aaid he went to a small waiting depot
at Bunker Hill tbe morning after the
fire, waited there for daylight and then
started for the Wagner camp on foot.
W. C Laird, deputy sheriff, went to -Wagner,
66 mile from Marshfield, for
th prisoner and placed him In jail at
Myrtle Point He will be returned
here and the coroner' jury will re
sume the inquest. Mr. Booker will be
aaked to explain why he wa awake
and dressed while other in th build
ing were escaping In their night
Polk Exhibitt Planned.
Monmouth Plana for exhibit at
the 1916 Polk County fair have been
made by pupil in th schools of this
city. Garden win be planted at the
earliest clearing of the weather and
drying off of the ground. In addition
to having instruction as to th proper
cultivation of vegetables on the plot.
pupil are to nave garuena at noma.
High school students, however, will
haa nnlv homa irardena. aa the school
garden plan has been abandoned.
Great interest has been centered upon
a-anfen wnrlc hv tha crammar achool
boy for th put two year. They do
not wait for the eeason to arrive De
Cam rtlana taka form. Tha earliest
vegetable raised command high price
at maraet. .,.. -
'' Reclamation It Planned.'
Marshfield A definite movement ia
on at Coauille looking to clearing a
tract of the rich Coquille Valley bot
tom lands to be utilised for experi
mental purpose. It la proposed to
clear 40 acre of a 2600-acre tract for
the owners and turn them over to per
son who are willing to farm this sedi
mentary deposit. : The owner has been
offering $18 an acre for clearing. .
slashing and burning, but laborers be
lieve tbe work cannot be done for that
amount. The Coquille Commercial.
club expect to offer an increase over
the $18 offer sufficient to get the work
Polk Nearly Rid of Pat
Monmouth The wr on gophers,
which has been conducted in Polk
county for two year fas at last se
cured a grip on the common field pests'
work and destruction has abated par
tially, according to th statement
of extensive land owners in this sec
tion. The farmer say the clover crop
haa attracted the gophers. In the
summer end fall months the gophers
undermine the clover plants and stop
seed development. The animal also
fatten in potato field and scp plant
life in garden in th early summer. ..
New Office It Created.
Salem An additional deputyship,
making the total numberthree, for the
attorney general' department, wa
created by an act passed by the recent
legislature. The salary of the chief
deputy waa increased from $2000 to
$2500; the second deputy will receive
$2000 and th third $1200. Tbe new
deputy will devote most of hi time to
industrial accident commission cases.
I. H. Van Winkle, of Salem, is chief
deputy. The legislature also appro
priated $10,000 for tbe prosecution oi
the Hyde-Benson land case.
Office Made Appointive.
State Capitol Salem Th senst
passed aenate bill 255. which provide
that at th expiration of the l:ra ot
th present official the state engineer
shall be appointed by tha governor. A