TON EADER VOL. XXXV. WESTON, OK EG ON, FRIDAY,. MAHC t 31, 1910. NO. 41. WES WORLD'S DOINGS OF CURRtNT m Brief tec of General News .Trcni AH Arcund Ihe Earth. isnrostt baitdcigs n A RUBBOl Uvt News Items of All Nations ind Pacific Northwest Condensed for Our Busy Readers. Columbua, Ohio, resident are Racing the lowland because of th hl(h wtr Inthe Scioto. The rainfall at Portland for March reached 10.91 Inches, 1.86 inches lees titan March, 1873, the highest figure on record. Villa la fleeing southward hoping to reach the Sierra, where. It la claimed, it will Uka many months to capture him. Failure of senate Republican to taka any action at a conference on I ha M i Iran altuatlon leaves the adminis tration unhampered in dealing with tha problem. The aanaU bill dwilgned to Increase tha number of eedefa at Waat folnt was ordered favorably reported by tha bouse military committee, with a few minor changes, Turkay haa Infurmad tha Unltad Stats It waa not a auhmarlna of tha Ottoman government which aank tha llnar Paraia In tha Mediterranean last wintar with loaa of American life Tha lirltUb infantry storm and taka tha firat and second Una Carman trenches along a front of 000 yarda at Bt Elol. Tha Ilritiat official com munication g Ivss this information. R. C. Stoddard, of Vancouver, D. C, and two othar passengers were serl coaly injured whan tha Wolverine riyer, on the Michigan Central rait- I way, Jumped the track near Kalame- ion, Mich. I, Tk Britiah itMiwr ManchaeteT En gineer, from Philadelphia March 11 for Manchester. hM been sunk, accord ing to Information received by Lloyds. The membera of tha crew ware taken board a tug. Mia Catherine Prehm, editor and publisher of the Merrill. Ore., Itocord, waa arreeted in Klamath Falla on a charge of disturbing the peace by at tempting to boraewhlp George Brad tack, editor and publisher of the Mer rill Tlmea. workhouse for Portland prisoners, ee eaped by aawing the bare of a call. The exit waa only 7 inchoa square, therefore large number of heavy weight prlaonera ware detained. The break waa not discovered until day light. The most sensational of the Mann act eaeea in Chicago ainee the passage of that law. Involving William Kufus Edwards, wealthy St. Paul lumbar man, aa defendant and Miaa Ada Cos aa complaining witness, waa begun be fore United Slate District Judge An derson. The literacy test, barring, with a few exceptions, ail aliena over 18 years old, physically capable of reading, who cannot read the English language or aoma othar language or dialect, was approved by the house working as tha committee of the whole, by a vote of 125 to 82. Tola presaged thepeaaage of tha bill by an overwhelming major ity despite the record of Presidential vetoes of several similar measures on account of the literacy teat. Villa is reported to have held up a train and searched It for Americans, but found none. One of the American eolumna pene trated 60 miles into Mexico before it waa discovered by tha natives. Congreaa avoids any unnecessary discussion of tha Mexican question, but ia ready to authorise war measures at a moment's notice, ' A. dispatch to the Balkan agency from Bucharest says the chief clerk of the American legation at Sofia ia re ported to have been arrested by tha Bulgarian authorities, accused of giv ' ing a present to an employe for using greater haata than ordinary in issuing Men of the Hungarian landtturm born in 1868 and 1869 and also the men belonging to the classea of 186E and 1897, who hitherto have been em ployed In making war materials, now are dismissed iron, wna -rvi.- ordered to Join the army on April 6, ecording to a Reuter dispatch. Yuan Shi Kal renounces the throne of China and proclaims the restoration of the republic, but hia opponents aay the change ia too late to save him. Instructions to recruit the 12 Na tional Guard companies of Ariaona to war strength immediately were trana , mltted to the company commanders by order of the War department. An army aviator waa found by a wagon train after being lost in the Mexican desert fer 48 hours. He re paired hia leaking tank, received a supply of gasoline and waa soon on his way. COUNIIIS 10 GET 30, STATE 20 PIR COT Of UU.D CHANT SAlfS Washington, D. C. Aa the Oregon 4 California land grant bill waa final ly agreed on by tha house committee on public lands Wednesdsy, the land grant counties will get 10 per cent of the net receipt from the timber and land aalea, tha state of Oregon will get 20 per rent for it school fund, 40 per cent will go to the general reclamation fund and 10 per rent to the Federal treasury. John Lind and other holders of out standing executory contracts are left out In the rolo, the committee by a vote of seven to nine having decided to reject section 7 and othar portions of the bill bearing on tbaee contract. A new provision waa added under which homesteaders taking eutover landa will be relieved of the payment of 12.60 an acre, and need only comply MRS. WILLIAM ALEXANDER Mrs. William Ataxander ef New York la taking an active part In tha campaign fer national preparedness. with the requirements of the home aired law. In all other particulars tha bill agreed upon was tha bill completed by the sub-committee. Representative Ferris Introduced in the house the bill on which the com mittee haa agreed, and aa soon a print ed this bill wiU be referred to the at- ... torney general, secretary oi ne inter- olr and secretary of Agriculture for comment and suggestions. It ia not expected they will now pro pose material changes oi policy, mil the committee before reporting the bill to the house want it to have tha approval of the three department. II. S. Navy far Second Place Advocated by Assistant Secretary 9 ejaaasBMBja Washington, D. C Assistant Sec retary Roosevelt recommended to the house naval committee that the United States navy be restored aa aoon aa poa- lible to second place among the world Dowers on the aea. A naaxtrlne, hvnnthetlral nueatlona bv members of tha committee, who were Interested in comparing the German and American naviea, ha aaid tha United Statea could outstrip Germany in a race for naval supremacy. He personally favored a building program this year larger than recommended in the administration's five-year pro posals. While the assistant secretary de clined to discuss naval policies, which, h ..1.1 wr within Secretary Daniels' province, he gave hia personal vlowa in advocacy or large ana immediate naval upbuilding. In case of war, he aaid, the United States would need 225,000 men for its navy, judging from England's experience in trebling her naval forces ainca the war began. Big Guns Held Up. London The Parliamentary under secretary for munitions revealed to the house of commons a condition of strike promotion and what he described aa a deliberate, organised policy of holding up munitiona of war, which, 1n tha opinion of Sir Edward Carson, who followed him in the debate, mignc ustlfy the men involved being charged with high treason for assisting the king'a enemies. James Henry Thom as, labor member and union leader, al so spoke, demanding that the men should be put on trial. 8000 Acres to Ba Opened. La Grande, Or. More than 8000 acres lying north and west of Elgin, bordering on the Promise (Wallowa county) territory, will be opened to entry und aettlement May 10, accord ing to information issued by the and office. Persons hsving prior valid aet tlement righta or praferencea will be allowed to make entry in conformity with existing law and regulations. Intending settlers are also warned to ascertain the status of tha landa. ( m ALLIES DECLINE TO DISARM VESSELS Secretary wa$ Proposal to Dismantle to Refused. mm mm roun m m Alleged Disregard of Germany for Treaties Basis of Rejection Case of Belgium Is Cited. Washington. D. C All of the en tente powers through their smbaaaiee nere n.v. n.no formal response rejecting the propoe- al made by the Stole department in It circular memorandum that they en ter into a modua Vivendi and disarm all of their merchant ahlpa with the undarstandino' that the United States envarnment would endeavor to secure from tha central powers s pledge not to attack aucn unarmed snips wiuxhh warnln and without drovldina for the safety of the passengers and crew. Soon alter tns proposition waa broached, through Interviews in the pre and otherwise, reaponaible offi cial of the entente powers indicated their docided opposition to such s plan. It wu eanerallv believed hers that tha unanimous expression of disapprov al inspired toe uerman governroen. to promulgate the new order which now la In fores far attacks without warning by aubmarlne commanders en any armed belligerent merchantman. While Secretary Lansing aaid be bad not had anv onoortunitv as vet to con sider the formal replies, it is known that, though baaed on different lines of reasoning, each of the enetente powers has with polite expressions of regret declined to accept the proposal. The nature of their objectione waa in dicated in the unofficial statements of various officials when the American iMimnndum waa aubmittad. and it ia understood that they have simply been elaborated in the communications be fore the State department. It wu mtendd in tha unofficial discussions that Germany's contempt for treaties and other formal atipula tions aa evinced by her treatment of Belgium had made it unaaf e to rely on any German pledge. ' The fundamental object urged, however, waa that there should be no change in the principlea nf International law durinr the DrOff- res of hostilities such aa would be in volved In the acceptance of the modua Vivendi at thia time. Three taericaas KHied cs Border. ' Douelaa. Aris. Three Americana, two woman and one man; were killed near Gibson's line ranch on the New Mexico-Mexico boundary, eight miles west of Columbua, N. M., between 4 and 6 o'clock Wednesday, presumaoiy hv Mexican, according to the story brought here by a party of five Doug las people, who aaid they arrived on the scene shortly after the bodies had been removed by soldiers. A command of United b tales sol dier stationed at the Gibaon ranch waa aaid to have croased the line in pursuit of the slayers. The automobiliats were on s pleas ure trip. Near the ranch they were stopped by Twelfth Cavalry man, who advised them to go to the ranch house immediately so mat toe aeiacn ment there could afford them protec tion. Thev were guarded at the house all night by seven troopers who had arrived there rrom uacmia, n. in raanonaa to tha alarm riven when the three bodiea had been found. The five inree Douiea naa men iuuin. civilians passed a sleepless night, sit- in .ha, ... whila tha aoldiera tine in tha ear. while the soldiers crouched around them in' the pouring rain on guard. Peals of thunder and Intermittent nasties or iigntning in creased the apprehension of the wom en. '" v . . The soldiers told them that the bod lea of the two women and a man had han found In an automobile near the ranch, but they did not know what dis position bad been made oi wiem. Al ter daylight they were allowed to pro ceed toward Hachita. They did not stop there, they aaid, to make inquiry about the an air. fatfft I. AAlt ! fill ff Ik aft. w. ....... - Tl1:m Vim wImIau a Cav-rilla-. VU 41 -1 IBB TV WW Dr. Karl Helfferich. secretary of the im- Dr.K.rl Helfferich. secretary ' or tn. in Tniirt Tby H. W. Col perial treasury, told the reichatag Sat- Uns wm -ece.va a tryout in Umatilla urday that the fourth German warjoaa had been a brilliant success, the sub arrintions havinr reached more than 10,000,000,000 marks, not including subscriptions abroad and at the front. was pointed out mat me uerman war loans have now reached a total oi 86,000,000,000 marks, while the Brit ish loan have only totaled 19,000,000, 000 mark, and those of France 11.- 944,000,000 marks. Steamer Englishman Sunk. London The steamer Englishman, of tha Dominion line, has been sunk. according to Lloyd'a. It la aaid that thua far 68 aurvivors have been ac counted for. The last record of the steamer Englishman shows that ahe sailed from Portland, Me., February 1 7 tnr Naaaira and Avonmouth. The Englishman waa a vessel of 6257 tons and was owned by the Miaaiasippi A Dominion Steamshin eomcanv. of Liverpool She waa built in 1892. , J NEWS ITEMS Of General Interest About Oregon Farmers' Week Is Plan at McMinnville June 21 to 24 McMlnnvllls. A "West Side Farm ers' week and picnic is to be held In McMlnnvllls June n to 24, under the auspices of the Me M Ion Tills Orange. Other graegea sad fanner' unions as wall aa all other farmer' organlsa Uon are Invited to participate. RnMb.r. of national atandlnr aa well aa leading educators of the north- wet will be Invited. The axncuiiurai colleae will be asked to bold farm era' institute la connection with the week'a program. The committee has been aaaured oi m aaaiaianc i County Agriculturist M. S. Sbrock, whose woik 1 alone aimllar lines. Following are soma of the apeakers who will be Invited: Secretory of Ag riculture David F. Houton, Governor D.' HetSL ofUe atiuiturU col- ,r(t. pent P. I Campbell, of the Wltbrcombe. President w. J. Kerr ana University of Oregon; J. Frederick Thome, of the earns Inetltutlon; Dr. C 1L Chapman, of Portland; J. A. Churchill, eupertntendent of public in struction; U R. Alderman, super! n tanrfont nf Portland school: "Karmer" Bmllh. of the O. W, R. N. Co.; Dr. Hector McPberaon, of the bureau of markets and rural organisations of the Oregon agricultural college. It la tha Intention of the committee to ask the candidates for president on the republican, democratic and prohi bition parties to participate In the program. Opposes Inviting Laborers to Oregon University, of Oregon, Eugene Let ters that invito laboring men to come and settle in Oregon should not be sent byOregonlana to Eastern friend or Eastern newepapera. Thia admonition waa given by O. P. Hoff, state labor mmmiaaioner. to atodenta in the Uni versity echool of commerce. "Oregon off era less opportunity for the laboring man than any stats in the Union. A ritv tha aixe of Portend haa five times aa hard work taking rare of a surplus of 10,000 men a a city or we same aixe in Massachusetts has, because Portland doe not have the great man ufacturing establishments of the East," aaid Mr. Hon. Tha atata labor commissioner thinks that aa a partial remedy for winter un employment the state anouid arrange to get needy men onto email tract of tump land. "No man can make a profitable investment by buying such Und and putting all hia time on it," aaid Mr. Hoff, "but by using hia idle time any man could build up a good home in a few years." .1 l Mr. Hoff aaid compulsory aaiegui ira would nut an end to 50 per cent of all accidenta in industrial plants in Ore gon. Electric Line Proposed. Pendleton. An electrie road from n.utin to Walla Walla and from Cold 8prlnga Landing through Pendle ton to Bingham Springs Is an under taking projected by an association of capitalists represented by a W. Let ler, formerly a farmer In the Cold Springs country- It la understood E. W. McComaa, of Pendleton, la connect ed with the undeUking. Mr. Letter aaid there was plenty of money back of the venture. The plan la to lay the rails on concrete uea hi reduce the ooat of maintenance. Tha mii.A haa hem aelected with an idea of topping much of the freight- producing area oi we country, aa u aa the area of passenger traffic. The . -mm ium to Hnld Snrinn Land ing would be a feeder to the open river. Mining Property Bought. T.trn rtna nf tha most imnort&nt mining deals in the Sumpter district la many years haa been consummated i ih. nnrrhua of tha Bald Mountain property by the Ibex Mining company. The Ibex mine naa neen iaie ae-era yeara because It was deemed unwise to run it until the Bald Mountain mine I could be secured, and the acquisition o( tBe utter will insure the operation I - rtlAa within & nhnrt time. of both prppertiea within a short time A tunnel oeiwean un iwu uu ready been started, and with the use of a gravity system both mines can be operated in an conoiuiua- maun. -itnrfi aav that the mlne'a eautnment will be greatly augmented, and that both will be operated extensively this season. The price paid for the Bald Mountain mine has been kept secret. Sack Offer Guaranteed. Tai. i. nn Tha firat ETu&Tanteed aack delivery offer of the season waa made thia week to me iniana jumpira grain-growers at their meeting in Pen dleton bv the BalfourOuthrie com i pan ii i- win. javv I n1mssas ha v ttAAfl fttfftnhnd pany at 14 cents. Heretofore war I V ' - " ". Aiinougn county. The sentiment aeema to u- that a carload ot eu.vuv couon aacas r. nnn.inuH at 11 and IS cent each Wesley Harrah, John Mumm, Henry Hudeman and outer rarmer are ouuu lng portable elevators to take care of th 101B mn. The rrain can be taken by the elevator from the field to the cars lor loading. 50,000 Hotel Deal Made. Dallaa. One ot the most important deala in this city for the past several years waa consummated on Saturday when, for a consideration approaching 150,000. Lew A. Cates. publisher or the Polk County Obaerver, and K. N. Wood, until recently one of the own ers of the Dallaa steam laundry, took over the Hotel Gall property, one or the leading hostelrlea of the Willam ette valley, purchasing the furniture and fixtures and taking a lease upon the building tor a term of 10 years. The new owners take charge at once. to the preaence of a limited number of Invited gueais in uni.ea oiaiea uj.pw.iruu.. . V., Z o " launched qZZ. M.aa Miaa M.rjori. Sampson mith fat left), a granddaughter of Admiral W. T Sampson. baof t?a ba'ue ot Santiago, acted a aponsor. The ahlpbuildln, company expect. to d.Uv.r he 8 to the United State, government April L Thia will be aeven montha ahead of ?7e,, "D; HeTrontract speed Is li'k knots. She baa a displacement of 1.126 tona and will. coat 1,93.000. SUe la to be .. . mm a akf J Ias A Inok r W i ft. fit flinl quippea who tour zi-inco . a . - i i . ... - . :S Jimrir-ii HpTT i- 4i.-J-t'iii.iii-j . - . ( .1: MHMi. Tn f mi-irtifciiii- II . i mnit.invni.nvi.il miiniii...-ni ... , . . . . j. . .- 11 Tb. uerma. "Theoewecaptured s'rt'pa.'ss'riiSsh 'navalfncera,' 168 membera ot'erow aud j prlaonera and spoils of war The Moewe "Ptured 15 "'5 ramn..nder tt, 0rder Pour le Merita. 1,000,000 marks ln gcia to icr PRINCE The wedding ot Prince Joacmm. place at Potsdam. Germany, oa Marcn to mas tour ot Inspection ot the ml - ""' f - ". ' LAUNCHING OF DESTROYER ... ... .... . , ' ' .. . " . ... 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