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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 20, 1915)
WESTON", OHI2GON, FRIDAY, AUtlUHT 20, 1015.
OF CURRENT WEEK
MRS. CHARLES REID RILEY III IP AC DIICIUPCC
I ILL) Ul UUOMLM
HEARD BY BOARD
Brief Resume of General News
17SVSSAI KAPPDCIGS W A KUTS'
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Cwrinu I Mid to be preparing
reply refusing peace proposals.
Yuan Shi Kal Is considering tit ad
visability of proclaiming himself em
peror of China.
Application kaa been mad for lb
appointment of receiver for the Mis
souri Pacific railroad.
A Georgia mob took Loo If. Prank,
serving a Ufa sentence for the murder
of Mary Pbagan, from jail and hanged
A terrlfle Gulf ttortn wrecked many
vessels and did much other damage
along the Gulf coast, and particularly
A Carman aubmarlM torpadoad tba
British transport Royal Edward In ths
Aagtan sea, off tba Turk lab coast, and
about 1000 Uvea wra lost
Brltiab aganta In San Francisco
charged with recruiting In violation of
neutrality laws, rsisod technical point
and galnad much tlrna by tba delay,
Tba siecutlv committee of tba Ger
man National Liberal party declarae
permanent peace can only be bad by a
wide extension of German frontier in
French And on German prlaonera
eoplee of a military order saying "we
hall take, wa muet take, Verdun.
Then tha war will be finished by De
cember at the latest."
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ANOTHER AMERICAN VESSEL SUNK BY GERMANS
federal Commission Is Asked to
Give Remedial Advice.
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Mlae Minnie Cenrad. daughter of the
lata William 0. Cenrad, a Montana
eepper' mean ate, was married recently
Charles Held Riley, who ewna a
large farm In Clark county, Virginia,
near the Conrad heme. Mrs. Riley anal
her eleter Inherited 11.000,000.
MEXICAN FORCE CROSS R3VTJ
AND ATTACK A5.0HCAM TROOPS
Existing Depression Laid at Door of
European War and Removal of
Protection of High Tariff.
Bualnea In the Pacific Northwest Is
bad that waa freely and frankly and
almost unanimously admitted before
the Federal Trade commissioner bear
ing held in Portland. But what caused
It to be bad, and bow to Improve it,
were elements In the situation that
brought forth many conflicting the
All witnesses were agreed, how
ever, that the commission can be and
should be of material assistance in
bringing about the Improvement.
There waa universal agreement, too,
on the pro position that the lumber In
dustry is the backbone of business In
Insurance Report Is Issued,
Salem. Investmet's of all classes
of Insurance companies in Oregon
bond, their mortease loons on real
stale and real estate owned total
f23.Z3e.0SS, according to Harvey
Wells, state Insurance Inspector, fig
ures are based on the year Kit.
Ufa and accident Insurance com
panies lead all other la the amount
of their Oregon Investments, with a
total of I le.Zf.U. Of this sum. f 19,
0U.&15 is In mortgages. I2..3 In
municipal, school, road and miscellan
eous bonds, fl.lM.OOO In Interurbsn
and street railway bonds, and f 14,771
In real estate.
Fire and marine Insurance con pan
lea have I2.410.1H Invested In bonds.
morts:sr.es and reel estate; foreign
mutual fire, $25,000; domestic mutual
fire, $M5,6;0; fraternal benefit l
B7.CtO, and miscellaneous companies
In distributing their Investments In
Oregon, the Insurance companies have
seemed to favor mortgage loans on
realty, for these figures total 111.128,
711. It la to be noted, however, that
life and accident companies, especial
ly, have favored this class of In vest
fraternal benefit societies operat
ing In Oregon hsve confined their In
vestments for the most pert to munici
pal, school and road bonds, for the re
port sbowa that of the 13,87,40 In
vested, all but I887.SM Is in bonds of
Although property owned by local
lodr.ee In the state aggregate several
millions, only the property owned and
controlled by the general lodge is
mentioned In the report. This total
tus.ouo and Is credited to the Women
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American steamship Leelanaw which waa torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine oS the coast of Scotland
because it bad a cargo of flax for Belfast The crew was saved.
VINCENT ASTOR'S NEW HYDRO-AEROPLANE
' A German aubmarlne shelled three
towns on the Cumberland coast of Eng
land. Several Urea ware started by
halls from the underwater boat and
the railroad waa damaged, but there
were no casualties.
Nancy Hanks, t:04, champion trot
ter - from 189S to 1894, died at Ham
burg Usee, the estate of J. IS. Mad
den, who purchased the horse severs)
yearn ago to pension bar until her
death, Nancy Hanks was foaled In
A Spokane woman, while down town
with her 10 -months-old babe In her
arms, recognised man who had burg
larised her home few day before
and chased him seven blocks, finally
stopping blm and holding him nntil be
waa taken by an officer.
A cablegram from Paris announces
the dsath of Jacques Neyvatte, mem-
ber oi the French aviation corps. Ney
vatte waa formerly a newspaper man
of Pboenlx, Art. He was licensed by
the Aero Club of France In 1908, and
appeared In aerial exhibitions In this
country. He served In the Doer war
as a balloonist.
Representatives of the Italian gov
ernment have begun the purchase of
12,000 more horses for war purposes
In East St, Louis. These are to be
selected within 90 daya. - r- Thua far
more than 160,000 horses have been
sold to the belligerent nations through
dealers at that place. A dealer aaid
the Allies had spent 127,000,000 for
horses In East St. Louis.
Russians report Inflicting heavy loss
on Turks In Cauoasui campaign.
British minister of war munitions
declares he has control of 84S plants.
A recent German military decree Is
said to have declared that peace la cer
tain by October.
Fetrograd Joyfully announces the re
pulse of German naval force from
the Gulf of Riga.
After extensive Inspection, the Ore
gon hop crop for 1918 is estimated at
less than lOO.OOO.bales.
Baron KikuJIo Ishll, new Japanese
minister of foreign affairs, is said to be
a firm friend of united States.
Hall order liquor bouses of Horn
brook, Cel., just s cross the Oregon
line, are said to be preparing for a big
business, In anticipation of the going
Into affect of the prohibition law in
Oregon and Washington Jan. 1, 1916.
Brownsville. Tex. About 100 Mexl
cans, under cover of darkness, Tue
dsy night forded the Rio Orande near
Mercedes, about 10 miles up the river
from here, and partly surrounded XI
men of the list United B tales cavalry,
They killed one trooper and wounded
two. ror a time It was reported tbst
the Mexicans were advancing on Mer
cedes, but at midnight all had disap
peared. Soldiers and posses are
searching the brush for them.
The battle at the crossings waa
short but sharp. The trooper are n
able to aay whether the main body
of Mexican crossed to stuck them
or whether the crossing waa a cloak
to cover crossings at other nearby
In addition to darkness, the Mexl
esns had the cover of thick brush and
bends of the river. During the height
of the fighting the soldiers ssid msny
hots were fired from the Mexican
bank opposite their camp. This camp
waa near Progreso, an excellent ford.
where man and horse could cross with
ease at n gallop, and where for two
daya cavalrymen and rangers havs
been watching the gatherings of Mexi
cans In considerable numbers. A Mex
ican at this point fired on the soldiers
but hit no one.
Ranger Lieutenant Reynan In an
early report said he understood Z70
Mexicans bad crossed ana that loey
were coming to attack Mercedee.
The report from Render neyoan
said that the Mexicans hsd crossed
the river In three bands. Mercedee,
according to details of troops In that
region, should have available 70 unit
ed Statos cavalrymen and half a do
en rangera for protection, besides vig
ilantes who have been organised in
Reynan said It was reported that In
addition to tha Mexican who hsd
crossed the river, s large number of
others were lined up on the Mexican
Reinforcements of rangers and aol-
dlers from lisrllngen were hurriedly
ordered to Mercedes by automobile.
Harllnsen la about 18 miles from Mor-
oede. Mexicans who crossed me river
would have seven or eight miles to
cover before they reached Mercedes
Reinforcements to Mercedes should
reach there ahead of the Mexicans, ac
cording to officers at Brownsville.
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Assess Land Grant $5 Per Acre.
Eocene. The Orexon ft California!
lands In Lane county have been plac
ed upon the assessment rolls at value-1
Uons or from IS to $20. tne total ap
praisement amounting to $3,150,000,1
I br D. K. Keeney. county assessor, dls-
regsrdlng the recent ruling of the su-1
Dreme court of the United tales,
which held that the Southern Pacific
Railroad company's Interest in this I
land amounted to $2.S0 per acre:
"Whether we have a right to sssess
these Isnds only for the smount of the I
railroad's equity of $3.60 per acre, or
whether we have a right to assess it
at all. la a matter for the board of I
equalization to determine," be aaid.
-This Isnd is assessed at virtually tne
I same figure as last year.
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New photograph of Orvtlle Wright
who, as a member of the new board
of experts, will plsce at the command
of the navy department hie greet
knowledge of aeroplane and sero-
Russians Resist Bitterly,
Rotterdam, via London, No point
Is yielded by the Russians to the ad
vancing Germans until the railroad
bridges and everything else of mili
tary value has been destroyed, accord
ing to German reports received here.
The Colons Gaxette admits the diffi
culties confronting the Invaders and
says: "The great area west of the
Vistula la covered by ceaseless pro
cessions of wagona bringing up sup
plies. An incredible amount of work
has to be done. Only by herculean
exertions have we been able to carry
supplies over the Vistula." -
Rusela Courts America.
Milan, Italy, via Paris. A long dis
patch from Petrograd outlining the
situation In Russia, which gives the
Impression of being inspired by 8er-
glus Satanoff, Russian foreign minis
ter, is published by the Corrlere Delia
Sera. The article say a in conclusion:
The proposal for a Russian-Japanese
alliance finds no opposition on oondi-
the Pacific Northwest, and that the
lumber industry, more than any other.
ia experiencing diitresslng' demoralisation.
Most attention eras given to the
lumber situation in the hearing that
occupied the attention of the commis
sion for four hours, but the grain situ
ation, the fruit aituation and various
other industries that represent the
Pacific Northwest received ample at
tention. The commission's bearingi were in
formal, although all the testimony was
transcribed for future reference by the
commission. The session waa opened
by Joseph E. Daviea, the chairman,
who subsequently asked C. C Colt,
of Portland, to preside. ;
The various elements that have con
tributed to the present stagnation of
the lumber Industry were presented for
the commission's review.
Foremost In the list of causes was
placed the diminishing demsnd due to
the European war, but next in order
and closely behind it were placed care
less financing and speculation. Diffi
culty in obtaining charters also waa
named as a contributing factor, and
this condition, it waa pointed out, was
due entirely to the war. '
The commission also received some
written testimony In , addition to. the
oral evidence, and some of these doc
uments emphasised the tariff as the
probable cause of depression In some
branches of the lumber industry, par
ticularly the shingle industry. Re
moval of the shingle tariff has permit
ted shingles manufactured in British
Columbia to enter into unnatural com
petition with the shingle manufac
turers of Oregon and Washington.
Argentine Warned by Carranxa.
Buenos Ayres Dr. Victorlno de la
Plaxa, president of Argentina, has re
ceived a telegram from Gen. Venus-
Salmon Fishipg Improves.
Astoria. There wss quite an Im
provement In the catch of salmon the
past few dsys. This wss especially
true in the section of the river oppo
site the city and above Tongue Point
where several gill-netters secured in
the neighborhood of a ton each, and
catches of 500 to 600 pounds were
common. The upriver seines and trap
also msde Kood hauls.
In the lower harbor. However, tne
catch was not so good, indicating that
the school of fish which began to en
ter the river on Saturday hastened up
The first hydro-aeroplane made for Vincent Astor having been smashed In its trial flight he ordered various
change, and the result is the machine here shown, the Or st of Its type. The seats are not on the pontoon, but
higher, in the center of the plane, and the wings are In the form of a broken V.
. Dsy of Rock Rosds Ends.
Oregon City. To ultimate solution
of the rural road-building problem la
not In the construction of macadam
or rock rosds, County Judge Anderson
In the future It will be the policy of
the Clackamas county court, at least
as far as Judge Anderson is concern
ed, to replace worn-out rock roads
with bituminous macadam, and the
carrying- out of this programme has
already beeun. Next year a bitumin
ous road to Portland from Oregon City
msy be completed.
Polk Prune Yield Normal.
Monmouth. Prune trees in the hills
about Falls City, Monmouth, Dallas
and Alrlle are expected to yield nor
mally this year. The growers report
a favorable Benson for fruit develop
ment and claim only in a few In
stances the early frosts have injured
the fruit While not as large aa last
year, the sise of the prunes will rank
well up with the past few years, ac-l
cordlnir to the growers. Many new
orchards wilt bear this fall.
FIRST BATTLESHIP THROUGH CANAL
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IRISH HERO AND FATHER
Sumnter and Auburn Fires Checked.
Baker. That fire In the Sumpterl
Valley and Auburn districts is now
well under control wss reported by I
County Fire Warden Palmer, who re-1
turned from Auburn, where be direct
ed trenching operations. Mr. Palmer I
believes that new fires will hold the
only danger to timber in the section
through which he was working, as
those now burning are well safe
Pumnkln Shew Plsnned.
Junction City. The seventh annual
Junction City Pumpkin Show win be
held on September 16, 17 and 18. Tne
show will have ten departments:
Pumpkin, forage, orchard and vine-1
This photograph show the battleship Missouri In the west chamber of
the Pedro Miguel locks as the first battleships to pass througb tba rename
canal woro going through. At the right is one of the electric towing mules.
alliance nnds no opposition on jcondi- ""- - '"-7 -.eatables train and seed cul-
Sweeping Auction. In the an th
cite freight rates of railroads handling
80 per cent of the country's anthracite
production were ordered by the Inter
state Commerce commission in a decis
ion which held the carriers guilty of
giving Illegal preferential treatment
to allied coal companies.
William Barnes, Jr., speaking be
fore the New York state constitutional
convention, likened Roosevelt to Bis
General economy and thrift la being
nrged as a regular atudy In the public
schools by the National Educational
Forest fire in Lyttle Creek canyon,
near San Bernardino, Cel., have leaped
the fire brakes and are on their way
Into .the spruce timber. The flames
hsve already destroyed timber and
watershed brush covering 2000 acre.
Forty additional men have been sent
China and even less so against Amerl
ea, whose friendship is necessary to
Wilson Studies Union Pay.
Washington, D. C. Demands of ma
chinists at the Washington navy yard
for Increased pay were taken up by
President Wilson In a conference with
a committee representing the workmen.
The president promised to discuss
their demands aa soon as possible
with Secretary Daniels. N. P. Allfas,
president of the local branch of the
machinists' union, said the delegation
was much encouraged by the presi
Foodstuffs Pries Treble.
Paris. A dispatch from Bucharest
says that Austrian and German agents
at points along the Roumanian fron
tier are paying three times the normal
price for wheat corn, hay, flax, peas
and besns exported from that country.
This is the result of heavy export tax.
can Constitutionalists, which asserts
that the Washington conference, should
It decide, to Interfere in Mexican af
fairs, would commit an unpardonable
"Argentina," says the dispatch,
"has made herself an accomplice in a
crime against our race which possibly
may help to bring on a war between
two American nations."
Young Turks Scorn Chief.
Rome Reports have been received
from Constantinople that the Young
Turks held a meeting at which Enver
Pasha, Turkish minister of War, argued
the necessity for breaking relations!
with Italy snd thus freeing Turkey
from the "lesdins: spy." namely, th
Italisn ambasssdor, and simultaneously
adopting severe messures sgainst the
Italians. After a long discussion, it
Is reported, the meeting decided to
postpone a deflntle decision.- I
school exhibits, fancy work and poul
try. The state exhibitors of poultry
are invited to compete. B. F. Keeney
will judge the poultry exhibits.
Artesian Well Borings 8ucceed.
Klamath Falls. Success obtained
by B. S. Griirsby. of this city, a few
weeks ago In obtaining artesian water I
on his ranch near Fort Klamath, norm
of here, was such that five other wells
have since been put down, and more
likelv will follow. The record ror get
ting water is on the Grover Neal place.
Percheren Prlzee Up.
Salem. W. Al Jones, secretary of
the state fair, announced that the Per-
rheron Society of America bad onerea
13 special premiums for stallions and
mares exhibited at the meeting, which
opens September 27 and continues six
days. The fair board has offered prlxes
totaling $623 and a banner each for
champion stallion and champion mare
in the Fercfaeron exnibit
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ON THE BATTLEFIELD
War is not always as supposed by most people. Even the officers of the
armies And other things on the field than mere fighting. Pity creeps forth
even from the hardest of hearts. The photograpb snows a uerman o racer
helping a wounded Russian soldier. The soldier had crawled for shelter
into a large hole dug by an exploded shelL Here be lay patiently awaiting
the end of the day a battle. A German oncer pasing noted tne pngBi 01
Ui Russian and atopped to minister to his wants.
The return home on short leave ot
the popular Irish Guardsmsr hero,
Sergt Michsel O'Leary, V. C who
"practically captured sn enemy's posi
tion by himself." killing eight Ger
mans single-handed and taking two
others prisoners, at Culnchy, did not
pass unobserved. The king sent for
him to Buckingham palace and pinned
the cross on his breast, with the queen
and princess warmly congratulating
the sergeant; Cork gave O'Leary an
ovation as he drove througb the city
with the lord mayor. We see him here
at his cottage home at Inchlgeelah,
near Macroom, County Cork, with his
father, to whom Sergeant O'Leary Is
showing his cross.
Msy Give Bruin Bread Card.
The authorities of Elberfeld, Ger
many, are confronted with the most
puzzling problem thst they have bad
to solve since the bread card became
an institution in Germany and all
because of a show bear that is so fus
sy about his food that he will eat
nothing but bread.
The owner of the animal recently
waa haled before the lower court and
fined and sentenced to prison because
he had shared his weekly portion of
bread with the bear. With two
months' Incarceration staring fc'ra ia
the face he appealed, alleging that the
bear was his only means of support.
A kind hearted judge chanted the
sentence to a fine ot 130 marks, and
advised the owner to apply to the
president of the government re wM- 't
Elberfold lies to issoe brain tr . !
card Just like any regular huwaa !