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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (May 7, 1915)
W12STON, OIUSHON, Fit IDA Y, MAY 7, 1915.
Brief Resume of General News
from All Around (he Earth.
Forest fires In Washington state are
A Gorman aeroplane sink a Ilrltlsh
submarine in the North Bea.
W. J. Ilryan'a brother, C. W., ha
been elected mayor of Lincoln, Nub.
Associate Justice Hughe denlee
being candidate for the presidency.
Allies are reported making gains in
Turkey, and Hinyrna la ready to aur
render. A (firman auhinarlne la reported
having k Iliad four of a Scotland tinning
rra and ainking lha boat.
Many thousand greet Uia fleet of
boata passing through Uia Celllo canal
at lha formal opening May 0.
Tha coat of war to Groat Itrllaln la
Increasing and it ia aatimatad that
mora than I S.fiOO, 000,000 will ba
liaailad to contlnua athruugh thej flaral
). II. Ehrck, an orchardist uf tha
(Mall district, near Hood Itivar. Or.,
la aulTarlng from a badly turn far and
brulaea, both auatalnad whan ha ran
into a rlothrallno while chasing hla hat.
A atlal dispatch from Washington
to lha Naw York World aaya that If
tha published report regarding tha
A mar Iran atoamer Gulllight, which
waa torpedoed or hit a mina In Uia
North Sea, are proved true, I'reaident
Wilson will Bend to tha German gov
ernment tha aevereal letter aent to a
furalgn ower In year by tha United
A friendly null to'determlne tha le
gality of tha fl.2ri0.000 bond iaaua for
hard-surfacing 70 ml lea of highway In
Multnomah county, Oregon, may have
to ba brought and carried to tha Su
preme court before tha bonda can ba
AUSTIN-GERMANS SMASH RUSSIAN
BATTLf mt THROUGH GAliOA
London An Impoalrig Austrian vic
tory In Waat Galicla, In which tha
Ruaalan front of 80 mllea haa bean cut
to pieces, waa reported Tuaaday from
Berlin and Vienna.
Aa though timed to take place almul
taneoualy, a awaaplng advanra haa
bean made In tha Kuaalan lialtic pro-
vinraa by tha Cermana, Berlin and
Petrograd agreeing that tha Invasion
on a 160-mile front la unchecked.
An attack In Waat Galicla baa bean
predicted In I'etrograd dispatches aa
an offset to Ruaalan efforta farther
east on tha Carpathian front. Tha
direction In which thia naw and audden
stroke haa bean made, evidently in
great force, Ilea to tha south of Rua
Tha Una along which tha Austrian
Insurance Companies May
Increase Rates in firegon
TRAGIC SCENE IN
Salem Btata Insurance Comml
alonar Walla laauad warning to prop-
arty holders of Portland that unl
they co-operated mora extensively with
Fl ra Marshal Stevens they could not
expert a redurtlon of loasea from fire,
Declaring that tha Insurance com
panies were oiwrstlng at a big loaa in
Oregon, Mr. Wells aald ha believed
they soon would aak permission to In
crease their rataa.
Tha annual statements filed by tha
various fire insurance) companies show
that tha net premium income for 1914
waa IS, HM, 2 12. IK), and tha lueeea were
2.otO,860.65," continued Mr. Wells,
'Thia leavea a balance to tha insur
ance companies over losses of $1,207,-
8.13.25, and It la aatimatad that tha
average expense for companies to
transact business in thia atata will av
erage 40 per cant. Tha expense of
advance waa made rune for about,60l doing business ia made up by agent'
mllea north and south through Callcia,
something mora than 60 mllea cast of
Vienna also reporta great gains over
tha Kuaalana who had succeeded In
sweeping over the crest of the Carpa
The reporta announcing a great vic
tory In the Carpathians led to the en
tire city of Berlin decking itself with
flags. The central telephone stations,
tha newspaper office and hotels were
besieged by crowds seeking details.
The excitement began when tha
German authorities received orders to
fly the flaga "on account of a great
victory In tha Carpathians."
The official German report aaya :
"In the presence of Austrian com
mander in chief, Field Marshal Arch
duke Frederick, and under the leader
ship of General Von Mackensen, the
allied troops, after bitter fighting,
pierced everywhere and crushed the
entire Russian front in West Gallcia,
the Punajec river and the Vistula."
commissions, taxea, license fees, sup
plies, advertising, salaries and clerical
"The already extremely heavy loss
ratio for 1916 haa caused the Insur
ance companies to become nervous, and
all companies operating in Oregon
with Pacific departments located in
In Oregon, and as a result a committee I
waa appointed to visit thia atata and I
investigate conditions. This commit-1
tee probably will ' ask the Insurance!
Commissioner to allow an increase of I
"No business concerns care to con
tinue business at a loss, but while the
raising of .rates would amount to more
income to the companies, under the
present conditions, looser would con-1
tinua regardless of tha increase.
"If the citizena of Portland would
assist Fire Marshal Stevens and listen I
mors to the warning he and hla depu-1
ties are giving, they would be better I
off. They should pay more attention I
to cleanliness about their premise
well as those of neighbors, instead of I
passing everything up to the marshal.
Mr. btevena has the right Idea, but
when he steps on tbe toes of prominent I
property owners be find himself in
The property owners of Portland
have never been compelled to keep)
their premises in order, and those who I
would object to doing so soem not to I
realize that their property might be I
the next to be destroyed. They should I
also bear in mind a possible loaa of I
Uvea of occupants of the .building, as I
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San Francisco at a recent meeting die- well aa firemen who are called to aave
cussed the abnormally exceaaive losses 1 the property."
Bridge Bonds' Interest
Still Unpaid by County
Here la a tragfc and remarkable picture of the horror and death of the battlefield aa seen by women. The dead
sod wounded are lying where they have been felled by the Russian bullet la the Carpathiana. Auitrtan Ked Croaa
curses are aecn active at their work of mercy and rellet -
GREEK SOLDIERS ON A ROUTE MARCH
Ubor Leader Uwsoa found Guilty
of Murder in Coal Me Battle
A bill proposing a f 12,000.000 bond
issue to complete the construction of
the state highway aystem and main
tain laterals passe the house of repre
sentatives of California with only
alight oppueitlon, the vote being 44
Military preparations are being made
for the defense of Pekln. According
to Chinese olflciala, whose statements
have been corroborated in other cir
cles, the government ia making no
preparations elsewhere than at the
capital for defense, considering that
the Chinese will be unable to oppose
tha Japanese should they make an attack.
Two resolution, one memorialising
congress to aelxa the nation's food sup
ply for the purpoea of preventing it
exportatoln to the belligerent coun
tries, and the other a request that
I'reaident Wilson use hia influence to
end the war, were adopted In the lower
house of representative of California.
The resolution were of Socialist
Five met Instant death and one prob
ably was fatally injured when an auto
mobile driven by Gwln Hicks, ex
commissioner from tha state of Wash
ington to the San Diego exposition,
skidded into a rapidly moving Santa
Ana car on the Pacific Electric track
at Linwood atation, just south of Los
Angeles. The dead are: Mr. Hicks,
wife of the commissioner, and her two
small children; Mr. James A. Atkin
aon, of Lacy, Wash,, and Mrs. Luther
Brown, of Pomona, Cal. Mr. Hicks
was badly hurt and may die.
Portland experiences heavy rain and
Editor Blethen, of the Seattle Times,
is reported seriously ill.
The English house of commons Votes
to double the tax on spirits.
A Medford, Oregon, woman, aged
74, Is cutting new aet of teeth.
A German air craft dropped several
bomb on Ipswich, England, aettlng
fir which burned three dwellings.
Witnesses for John R. Lawaon tes
tify that deputy sheriffs started the
battl of Ludlow In the Colorado strike
A Gold Hill, Oregon, couple motors
Trinidad, Colo. John R. Lawson,
noted labor leader, waa condemned to
spend the remainder of bia life at hard
labor in the Colorado penitentiary. lie
was found guilty of fl rat-degree mur
der In connection with the death of
John Nlmmo, a deputy sheriff, killed
in a strike battle October 25, 1913
Under the Colorado statute, making it
tha duty of the jury to fix the penalty
at death or life imprisonment, the
jury In the District court fixed the
Lawson aat Immovable as the jury
filed into the courtroom. There was
only a sprinkling of spectators. Judge
Granby Ilillyer had announced lunch'
eon recess until Z o clock, and It was
not quit) that hour when the jury re
Salem Through an oversight of the
Multnomah county officiate or the State
Tax commission there will be no money
in the state treasury thia year for the
payment of Interest on the Interstate
The county court places the blame
on the Tax commission and the com
mission delcarea the county ia at fault
At any rate, no levy was made for
the payment of the money and it haa
none to pay.
State Treasurer Kay received a
check from the county treasurer of
Multnomah for 1294.000. the last pay
ment of the first half of the taxea, and
the announcement that $31,250 had
been retained for paying interest on
the bonds. The annual interest i
$62,600, and, unless a settlement ia
reached, the county will retain tbe
balance out of the last-half tax pay
Under the law providing for the
bridge, notification of the interest on
the bonds must be made to the State
Tax commission by the county court
before January 1 each year. Notifi
cation waa mailed to the commission
the last day of December, but the tax
levy had been made and the various
counties notified of it. It waa then
too late to make a change to include a
levy for the payment of interest on the j
"No levy having been made for that
apecinc purpose, the county clearly hi
no right to withhold money with which
to pay thia interest," declared Assist
ant State Treasurer Ryan. "Thia de
partment cannot be held responsible
for the mistake, for it needa every
cent for specific appropriations.
"If the county insists upon retain
ing the money the only thing I aee to
do ia for the state treasurer to demand
interest on it- That probably would
result in the filing of a suit to deter
mine whether the atate haa to pay.
This office will make a demand upon
the county treasurer for the money
which he ia withholding."
The law providing for the building
of the bridge empowered Multnomah
county to raise the money for building
it by issuing bonds, the state to pay
the interest on the bonds. After
certain period the county ia to start
ainking fund to liquidate the indebted'
State Treasurer Kay said that he
would notify the member of the Tax
Commission of the action of the Mult
nomah county treasurer, and it ia
probable that Attorney General Brown
wit be asked to advise the commission
regarding what steps it should take to
collect the money.
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In the midst of a tense silence the HOfSe SflOW and Wild West Stunts
Are Scheduled for Philomath Fair
"Gentlemen, have you reached a
The foreman replied, then handed
the written verdict to the clerk, who
passed it to the judge.
Lawaon aat beside hia counsel, hia
eyee fixed on the jury.
Judge Hillyer glanced at the ver
dict, then handed it back to Bowdery
Floyd, the clerk. Tbe clerk read
"Wo, the jury, find the defendant
guilty of murder In the first degree
and fix the penalty at life imprison
A gasp, a sharp intake of breath,
ran around the still crowd. Lawaon
did not move. A slight simile played
over his features. There was ailence
for a few clock ticks, then Horace N.
Hawkins, chief counsel for the de
fense, asked that the jury be polled,
Aa the clerk read the names, each man
assented to the verdict. Then there
were brief legal formalities and the
crowd filtered out the door.
Thirty day wore given to file a mo
tion for new trial and Lawson waa
released temporarily in custody of his
counael. He went to his hotel with his
conuael where, until the court fixed
bail, he waa theoretically prisoner,
although at liberty to come and go aa
Kaiser Looks Much Older.
London Telegraphing from Amster
dam, the correspondent of the Ex
change Telegraph company says that
Emperor William and Prince Henry,
Philomath May SI and 22 have
been set for the big horse ahow here.
The committees have been selected and
are at work, arranging the program.
There are to be roping contests, raw
hide displays, a grand parade, barbe
cue, a free-for-all public sale and other
The two days are to be filled with
tunts calling for red blood and a dash
of the old Western life which has not
altogether died out. The days of the
rolling stage coach and the round-up
are to be recalled. Spacious grounds
are being prepared and a grand stand
will be erected.
Every effort will be made to take
care of the crowds which are expected,
Tha first day will be given to the
public sale and sports. Among the
first events is to be drill by one of
the Corvallia fire teams.
The public sale will be open for all
Colonel Stevenson has been secured to
act as crier. Anyone having stock to
dispose of can offer it for sale to the
On the second day there will be a
parade of all the blue-ribbon stock In
this part of Oregon. Cowboys and
cowgirls will participate in roping con
tests and other events.
nf Pmlaals his hrnthnp wam mt Ant.
to near Medford, overtakes a minister werp the end of last week and Inspect- driv P1'" ,or J new
and are married beneath a large tree I ed the harbor fortifications and the
by the roadside. submarine yards. Subsequent to this
Colonel Roosevelt is still making they returned to Luxemburg. The lo-
xplanatlons of hla political affiliation cal newspapers were forbidden to men-
lion inia visit until ine emperor waa
back in Luxemburg. The few persons
who recognised His Majesty aay he
looked well but much older.
in the suit for $50,000 libel, for which
he Is defendant.
Twenty-day-old twins in Marion
county, Oregon, are, the largest bene
ficiaries of the state' compensation law,
being posthumous heirs. The mother,
who Is 20 years old, lf she Uvea to be
42, the age of expectancy, will receive
total of f 16,120.
Women In session at The Hague de
mand that people have voice In foreign
policies, and oppose cession of terri
tory without consent of the Inhab
itants. An Infuriated divorcee fires several
shots at her ex-husband in the Port
land municipal court room. One shot
strikes the stenographer, while the
rest go wild.
An immense bridge in Vancouver, B.
Wireless To Be Repaired.
Vallejo, Cal. The repair ship Pro
metheua was designated by the Navy
department to take the Mare Island
navy yard wireless party to Alaska,
where it la said $50,000 will be apent
in overhauling the jiavy radio stations.
It was announced the Prometheus will
come here from San Francisco soon to
be fitted out for the cruise. The gun
boat Annapolis previously waa desig
nated for the trip, but later waa sent
to Mexican waters, -
20O0 More Britons Strike.
London Two throusand laborers
who were enoraired in constructing
C, is burned, and public sentiment ae-1 house to accommodate the workers at
cuaes foea of Great Britain a the in-1 the Wollowich arsenal, the lararest In
eendlary; tha authorities, however, Great Britain, went on atrike Tuesday,
place no blame, The men demand higher wages.
Fishermen Will Build.
Bay City The Tillamook Bay Fish
company, a co-operative company 01
the fishermen on this bay, is preparing
ing. A. Ramsay, the company's
manager, says it is undecided whether
a cannery will be built this year or
not, but that with the evident low
orice of canned goods for the year, he
believes they will handle the catch
Arrangements have been completed
to open wholesale establishments in
Boise, Butte and Portland for handling
the fresh fish.
It ia believed that the whole catch
can be disposed of In this way, making
a cannery unnecessary.
Teacher Have Session.
Clackamas The regular session of
the'Clackamaa Schoolmasters' club was
held at the Clackamas schoolhouse on
Saturday. A picked club of the school
masters went down to defeat in the
morning in game of basebtUI with
the Clackamaa achool by acorei of 22
to 7. A banquet waa served by the
achool at 1 o'clock. A discussion was
led by Supervisor Vedder on the topic,
"Industrial Follow-up Work," and an
address on "Standard Schools" by
Assistant State Super intendent Wells
made thia seaaion one of the best.
Four Masked Men Kill Sheep
On Eastern Oregon Range
Prineville Appearance of four
masked men on the ranch of Isadora B.
Meyers, of Tost, on Crooked river,
near Pauline Butte, in Crook county,
and an attack by these men on Mr.
Meyers' aheep gives rise to a belief
that the old range war between sheep
men and, cattlemen has flamed forth
with its old time vigor. Mr. Meyers
reported to the sheriff's office that the
men had entered his range, burned his
sheep camp, stolen the guns and am
munition and then shot and killed at
least 30 head of sheep and wounded
M. Montgomery, sheepherder for
Mr. Meyers, said he was ordered to
stand aside while the men fired about
100 shots into the flock. Some of the
bullets passed dangerously close to the
herder. Wounded sheep were killed
by the employes of the sheep camp.
Belief that the attack is the outcome
of bitterness between sheepmen and
cattlemen is fostered by an incendiary
attack on the sheep ranch of J. N.
Williamson, ex-representative to con
gress. At that time Mr. Williamson
lost 80 tons of hay.
The majority of the ranchers in the
Pauline Butte district are cattlemen.
Fruit Warehouse Sold.
Medford By a deal completed Sat
urday, the Oregon Fruit company, of
Portland, takes charge of the Medford
Warehouse company and will operate
the plant under the name of the Med
ford Fruit company.
The company will maintain branch
houses in Roseburg, Eugene, Corvallia,
Albany, Salem, Baker, Bend and Pen
dleton, with main offices at Portland.
. Charles S. Lebo will remain as man
ager of the local branch. The officers
of the company are : President, W. B.
Glafke, of W. B. Glafke & Co., of
Portland; vice president, T. E. Ryan,
of Pearson, Ryan company, of Port
land, and S. C Dalton, manager. Mr.
MA J. GEN. SIR J. S.
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One of the biggest jobs of the Brit'
Ish army is that of the quartermaster-
general, whose duty It la to see that
svery soldier In service Is - provided
with all necessities of war, from a
shoestring to big trench shelters. Sir
1. S. Cowans, who fills this highly im
portant position, la the third military
member of the army council and has
Dilley, manager of Page & Son, of een working ceaselessly to cupply
Portland, and Mr. Yule, president of
the Pacific Fruit & Produce company,
Bishop Visits at Seaside.
Seaside The occasion of the visit of
Bishop W. G. Sumner, bishop of Ore
gon, waa the cause 01 aouoie rejoic
ing to the congregation of lalvary
chapel. - On this, his first visit of the
new bishop to Seaside, Bishop Sumner
held outdoor exercises and blessed the
parsonage at tne ceieoration 01 me
wiping out of a debt of $250. Bishop
Sumner, accompanied by Archbishop
H. H. Chambers, arrived from Astoria
on the noon train. In the afternoon a
church reception waa held, and he was
the dinner guest of Mrs. G. McMillan.
he provisions, clothing, shelter, and,
In fact, everything used by the three
to four million soldiers in the field.
Amber beads, amber combs, even
amber plna, aaya Dame Fashion. We
admire It, but who knowa where It Is
found or what It is? Do you, air,
when the amber mouthpiece of your
favorite pipe Is stuck between your
lips and you gaxe contented into the
Are? Do you, madam, with your am
ber beads on your white throat? Pine,
and fir trees, centuries ago, poured
out their sticky juices and as the gum
oosed out. It flowed down to the tree
roots where It lay deposited undis
turbed for centuries
TRENCH MAKERS PAUSE FOR LUNCHEON
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Poland pause iu their work of digging trenches for their
PULLING TEETH IN THE TRENCHES
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This photograph of a dentist pulling a tooth from the mouth of a Ger
man soldier in a trench Illustrates vividly the thoroughness wlla whica Us
physical welfare of the aslser'a fighters U looked after. .
This photograph, taken by a member of Sir Thomas Llpton's party, shows a body of Greek soldiers on a route
inarch passing through the town of Piraeus.