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WKSTON. OREGON. FRIDAY. FEBKUAKY 23, 1917
OREGON NEWS NOTES
OF CE.JERAL INTEREST
Princlpil Evi-nti of th, W..V
Briefly Sketched for lnfor
mitlon of Our Iteidei.
t'mstllla's woman mayor hti suffer
ed a urvous breakdown.
PndUtou' first annual auiemobll
how waa held last wk.
In annual convention lb Grand
IIoihI Baptist aMorlallon bld ft
thr day Minn f Hahr.
Fir desire! ib general merchan
dise atr of a. f'lark al flora
Kb lo of abool IM.aoo.
Professor Larad. of lb poultry and
pig department of O. A. C bld ft
thr day' extension tours la rr-
Th exncutlv rnmmltt In cbarg
of lb Roaehurg alrberry festival
baa Jerid to bold tbl yr'a car
nlvai May IT. II and l.
Th governor appointed l. I Mailt,
of Portland, and William II. (lor, of
Mttlford. to lb board of rinta of
th University of Oregon.
A benquet waa tendered to lb of
flera tad men of lb returning Ore
gon and Washington troop from th
Mexloan border at Portland.
Th potato grower of iwuiion eoun
ty held meeting at IrUli nnd lat
wk and organUd lb Denton Coun
ty Potato Orower' association.
Th logging rampa In th vicinity
' of Itlaek Hock are busy and a full
fore of men I employed In building
new road and gelling ready for Ui
Ml Harriot Lane, croud daughter
of Senator and Mra, Marry I. tic, of
Oregon, waa married In Baltimore to
Dr. 8. D. lilt h. a practicing physician
of Norfolk. Va.
Heglstrailon for lb acond aemr--ler
at the University of Oregon la now
practically completed, with lh book
abowlng 1031 who have algnd lb
roll alnc Brptmbr.
XI la expected that tbo vatuabl pow
er alt Br Salem recently purchased
by th C. K. Spaulillng lagging com
pany, wilt bn used to develop power
for larg paper mill.
With ft view of making Mlble th
handling of alt email frulta produced
In Houglaa county, ihe business men
of Roaeburg are considering tha caiab
llahmenl of cannery.
Governor Wltltyeotnb appointed
Dr. C. T. Bacon, of La Grand: Dr.
Robert J. Marsh, or Portland, and Dr.
Harry E, Clay, of Balem, ft member
of the tat bord of health.
Counting only general bonda, Port
land I within I4.oo0.000 of th limit
of In Indflbledne aa provided In th
city charter. Th outstanding bonds
of Portland aggregate $17,043,000.
Dr. Frank Wood, of Portland, waa
appointed by Governor Wlthycombo
to succeed Dr. Luther II. Hamilton,
also of Portland, aa a member of itio
Stat board of medical examiners.
Dr. II. I Bleve. of Balem, waa
tected president of th board of trus
tees of Willamette University to suc
ceed th 1st T. S. McDanlel at a
meeting of tho board held In Portland.
Tho eeoretary of th Interior an-'
nouncca the opening entry on
March I, of approximately 1800 acrea
In the second unit of the west exten
sion of the Umatilla reclamation pro
Dairy product of all kinds will be
displayed at tho Western Dairy Prod
ucts ahow to ' be hold In Portland
March 1 and X under the auspices of
the Western Dairy Instructors' aaso
elation. Oregon's fifty-clgbth birthday, the
anniversary of the state's admission
to tho UnUm. which occurred In 1S69,
was celebrated by the Sons and
Daughters of Oregon Pioneers with ft
banquet In Portland.
Machinery for a recall election
against County Judge Mesalrk and
Commissioner J. P. HHter was set In
.motion at a meeting of several hun
dred representative taxpayers of Ba
ker comity at Unkr.
Congressmsr. Blnnott has received
notice that the secretary of sgrlcul
ture has recommended the elimina
tion of a considerable body of land
along Crow mid Chesnlmus creeks, In
Wallowa national forest.
At a meeting of Canyonvllle's wo
man council bold last week, Mrs. T. C.
Shaw, prominent resident of that
olty, waa elected mayor. Th mayor
of Canyonvllle ia clocted by th coun
cil and not by th voters.
In the endeavor to further apricot
culture la Th Dalles section, lb two
local canneries ar' offering as an.
Inducement to algn contracts for all
Ut frowwi eta vrtuce tt 125
tut delivered Ml Ihe planl.
If liifsnlllc psralysla should break
uul In Orrguti ft la summer, Hi ((
lintrd nf health will have trouble In
dealing lilt lhi nil in l ln Iwium of
lh email aitrirllliil mad, MX
n rard r ir.no rrrrd i.r m (
for III raptur of Mar4 Bart hole
mow, the convicted murdrr of John
l.lnd. lb "irin trunk" victim In ft
Portland lodilng hous a yesr ago lat
Th following fourth class poatmaa
lra hav been appoliii-d la Oregon!
Brnlr Bmklor, Pleasant Vallry, vie
A. r. Staley, resigned; F.vsn M. liar
rla. Rujada. ! I. H Bisbey. rrlgn
d; 8rth M Clr. lUrrlman, vice
C. L, Le. rlad.
Th Southern Pacific rompany baa
placed armed guard at bridge and
tunnl both ou th main lln and
th Coo bay and Oak Itldge branches
out of Eugn to guard against pos
sible Interference with traffic In view
of lb International ailuatlnn.
Proposed tarlrfa materially advanc
ing Intraaiale freight rates on several
claws of freight on tb Hpokan,
Portland A Bcatll. th Oregon Klcc
trie and th Southern Pacific com
pauy'e llnee In Oregon were euspended
In three, order Issued by the public
I'ortland Is the official rose city of
the northwest Notlc baa been re
ceived that the Awerlcau Rose society
t He meeting la Philadelphia last
week selected Portland, time ending
a three-cornered fight fur (be honor
which has been waged by Portland,
Seattle and Tacoma for ft year peL
Mora than 100 persons Interested In
the grain Industry of th northwest.
Including grower, shippers and mill
ers, attended bearing conducted In
Portland last week by represeutativee
of the department of agriculture. The
hearing was called to gather Informs
tlon and seek suggestions to bn used
later a ft basis for establishing uni
form grain atandauls.
Representative Blnnott filled two
vacancies In the Hat of appointee at
Ihe Weat Point military academy,
appointing aa principals Merrill C.
Jasper, of Raker, and Kills V. Will
iamson, of La Grande. As slternates
he appointed Clinton Ingle, of I
Grande; Hryoton B. Finch, l-ake-vlew;
Asa T. Williams, of Daker. ami
Virgil R. Uraltaln, Ukevlew.
tV... I1j.ll .ltti . u
The few hop sales reported In the
cast week were at low prices. The
outlook for th remainder of the sea
son Is unsatisfactory aa there Is a
large, aurplus on the coast and there
Is no chance of th export outlet being
opened, from present Indication.
Btocka left In Oregon are estimated at
17,000 bales In growers' hands, wbllo
dealer hold about 8000 balea.
That Jhe Hood River valley apple
grower will receive at least fl.250,000
for their apple crop this season now
aetus certain. The apple crop of the
valley, aa estimated by the shipping
Interests, will tolal approximately 1,
260,000 boxes, and It Is reported that
the fruit will net the growers back,
after ahlpplng charges have been paid,
approximately $1 per box average for
Acting upon Instructions from Sher
iff George Qiilne, of Roseburg, the of
ficers at Tacoma, Wash,, arrested Carl
fiiholx on a charge of threatening to
kill Attorney General-George M. Ilrown
of Salem, and District Attorney Goorgo
Neuner of Itosuburg. Altornoy Genciv
B, jinn sultt he would either have
8chols turned over to the federal of
ficials for prosecution or committed
to the Oregon hospital for tho imane.
A now project for the Coiiulllo river
harbor has been outlined by tho Port
of Randon and approved by the I'nltod
States engineers, which will mean the
Immediate expenditure of (100,000,
and $10,000 a year for an Indefinite
prtod. The aim of th port Is to
maintain ft 15-foot channel from the
mouth of th river to Parkorsburg and
12-foot channel from Hint point to
Coqullle, making It poaalhle for ocean
going steamer to dock at Coqullle.
An Irrigation system la scheduled to
be Installed In the Crane aectlon, the
water - tq, be derived from Malheur
lake, five miles southwest of Crsne.
Surveys are now being made for the
main ditches and a pumping plant
ou the shore of the lake, electrlo
power to be developed on the Malheur
river above Drewscy. It la learned
that sufficient water will be taken
from Lako Malheur to Irrigate 64.400
acrea of land, located between Lawen
and Crane, and cast and south of the
take. ' ,
David C. Eccles, wealthy tlmberman
and railroad owner, of Ogden, Utah,
and head of the Oregon Lumber Com-
panyi wnlch recently purchased 17,240
chofc Oman Uinou lt&4
m W ar . XT a li
VI' - -
from th DuBols Lumber Company,
has anuounced that the I4.0uo.ooo pur
chase waa node fur the purpuse of
operation and not for speculation. Aa
aoon aa cruieera have flnllit-d their
work In the timber a crew of survey
or will be sent out with lnatructlons
to rush their work as much aa pos
sible that definite liliins may b
,tuM.hH for ,he construction of the
Oregon Jackrabblt furs have been
accepted as satisfactory for making
hatters1 felt by six large eastern maim-
facturera. Another ensti-rn firm ha
. tr,. ortjer for 1000 skin with
. . .
R. A. ward, iiutea otaics assistant
biologist who hss s?nt several sample
balea to eMtoru hat fli ma Mt Ward,
who la rondm-tlug an anil Jackrabblt
campaign In Klamath county In co
operation with the county attenl. rc
ports a standing order fr all skins
that can b furillied at S cents apiece.
ThB fur , M,fBrl,ry taklnK the
place of former Australian and Bel
gian Importations that have been in
terrupted by the European conflict.
Photo by Amerlcon Tress Association.
Brand Whitlock, American Minister
to Belgium, who will be permitted to
remain In Brussels by Germany,
WOMEN IN BREAD
RIOT IN NEW YORK
New York. The'cry of housewives
unable to meet the advancing cost of
food was heard In the city's seat of
government when several hundred
women from the tenement districts
stormed the city hall, screaming "We
The women of the New York tene
ments have taken the food situation
In their own hands and planned a
series of public douionstratlon? to
convince the mayor and city officials
W?!Jtol ?ust 9 to t? '
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8'bl in Albany Knickerbocker Pra.
euto prices. tne of tne wiiocst pro
test uu'Cti&KS the city has ever known
brrkc tip aTti-r making arranscmcnts
for a gri;l parade of women and chil
dren to innrch all day through Wall
itrect end at night through Fifth avc
hup. An appeal was sent to President
U'lipon and a couiniltteo was appoint
ed to dtinund tl tt tho city approprl-
r-'i" ll."00.C0O to be used immediately
,'"r buying ana aiktrlbutlug lood
among the poor at cost
ANTI-ALIEN BILL IS REVIVED
" : ,
Idsho Measure Is Reintroduced In
- ma. a. .
llolse, Idaho. The antl alien bill,
which was killed by the state senate
February 3, as the mm It of protests
by tho Japanese cmbarsy to the atato
dcpiirtmcnt at Wasbinp.tot:, was rein
troduced in the senate.
Tho bill, which hnd passed tho low
er house, was killed by tho senate
from patriotic motives. It v.jis rein
troduced as the result of charges in
affidavits filed at Washington with
the state department that the Japan
ese embassy's protest had not result
ed from orders from Tokio, but from
tho activities of an Idaho attorney, C.
M. liooth, who was quoted by the af
fidavits as having said ho had brought
pressure to bear on the embassy and
the atato department through a Wash
Booth denies the charges, saying
the statements are false and absurd.
Dry Law May Go Before People.
Olympln, Wash. Application for
petitions to submit tho bone-dry law,
recently paused by the legislature and
signed by the governor on Mouday,
was filed with Secretary of State 1.
Howell here by former State Su-
. . ... . .
ator B. M. .Williams, of Seattlo.
1917 Wool Clip Brings 40 Cents.
Uroat Falls, Mont. It was an
nounced here that Colo Bros, and C.
S. McDonald, both of Choteau, and
Coffey i WaHetislelit, of Farmington,
sold tholr 1917 clips at 40 cents a
pound to Boston firms.
National Guard Troopa to Go Horn.
Washington. Atl national guard
troops remaining on tho border have
iwon -ordered homo.
Wheat- Club J1.53; bluestem $1.57;
red Kusslan. $1.49; forty-fold, $1.53.
Bailey No. 1 feed, $;i9 per ton.
linyTimothy. $20 per ton; alfalfa,
Butter Creamery, 35c.
Eggs Ranch, 32c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 36c; valley,
Hops 1916 crop, 4if8c; 1917 con
Wheat Bluestem $155; club $1.54;
forty-fold, $1.32; red Russian, $1.52;
fite, $1.54; turlvcy red, $158.
Barley $39 per ton.
Two U-boats sank 88 vessels.
BRIEF WAR NEWS
(.'oiitlnulng their advance on Kut-el
A trnii a. In M'rsopotamlo, Urltlsh troop
have tnki-n more positions from the
Tr iif li rsldlnt opcralioos and artil
lery dut-ls . still (iifitlmni ou verlous
sectors of the front In France and
KuirtlnK at the Kr.-nrh line in Cham
;bkii, mldwuy li-tv.cen Vcrduu and
Ithi lms, troops of the tii-rman crown
prim.- have taken ground to a depth
of a half mile on a front of a milo and
a 1ml f.
Otrman report attribute marked
ucccta to he oK.Tutlous of Individual
l' bouts within tho lost few days. One
submarine, it Is announced, sunk SO,
800 tons of shipping in H hours, while
another averaged 7009 tons a day for
Except for raids by Hrltlsb,, French
nd Orman troops at various points
along the front In France and two
mall engagemcnta In Gallcla, there
has been no Important infantry fight
ing on the other battle fi Ids. Official
communications report much aerial
activity on the western front
Farm Loan Bonds Exempt From Taxea
Washington. To correct reports
pubiiithcd in western states to the ef
fect that Attorney-General Gregory
bad given en opinion holding unconstitutional-the
law exempting from
taxation mortgages taken and bonda
Issued under the farm loan system,
the farm loan board issued a state
ment saying: "The fact Is that the
Jplnion of the attorney-general de
clares the taw perfectly constitution
al." World's Potato Crop Short
Washlnston. Potato production In
ihe Tnltcd States. Canada, France,
;nat Mrilalr. Iialv. Netherlands and
rImll asgregatee 1,053.209,000 bush-
., for ias, ,eer. a reduction of 13.6
ctPt from the previous year and
li t per cent from tho five-year aver
go. Trade Commission to Fix Paper Price
Washington. The news print man
ifattnrtrs capitulated to the govern
ment and agreed to abide by prices
'ivd by the federal trade commission
because they were plainly told by the
idministration that unless they co
operated voluntarily an extra session
jf congress would forfe their help. '
Anti-Spy Bill la Passed by Senate.
Washington. Tho administration
spionage bill, providing severe pen
alties for spying on matters of nation
il defense aud punishing conspiracies
to violate American neutrality, waa
passed by the senate by, a vote of
iO to 10.
WILL PROBE LAND FRAUDS
Dummy Entrymen Said to Be Taking
Possession of Land.
Washington. Secretary Lane order-
cd further investigation of evidence
that extensive land frauds are being
made under the new stock raising
homestead law. Washington. During the two weeka
Evidence that dummy entrymen. alnce the diplomatic break with Ger
actlue in tho Interest of cattle and many, foreigners living in the United
sheep raisers and cattle corporations.
are attempting to take possession of
. . .
the lands has been forwarded to the
Interior department by many Individ
uals aud also by the Idaho legislature.
Secretary Lane has directed prompt
Investigation and vigorous prosecu
tion of all fraudulent claims.
Losses Concealed, Says Berlin.
Berlin by wireless to Sayville, N.
Y. "Genu an newspapers point out,"
says the semi-official Overseas News
Agency, "that for several days the
British authorities have kept secret
tho amount' of the losses of the en
tente merchant ships in order to
make the British people believe there
is no more submarine danger."
British Claim -Submarines a Failure.
Washington. The British embassy
has issued a statement announcing
that Germany's "widely advertised
cnmpalgn of ruthless "murder on the
high seas" resulted in the loss of less
than one ship lu every 100 plying In
or out of British ports between Feb-
ruary 1 and 14.
Oregon Will Bond for Good Roads.
Salem, Or. With only four dissent
lng votes the $6,000,000 road bonds
measure, amended to provide for its
submission to the people at a special
election next Juue 4, passed the sen
ate. It was sent immediately to the
house, wliicli concurred ia tie senate
Food rioU are imminent in the East.
SUBMARINE 1$ SUNK
Submersible Collapses When
Hit by Shell From Armed
New York. In a 40 mlnul battle be
tween a German U-boat and the
French line steamship Ooyane, off th
coast of France, on January 22, the
ubmarine was sunk, according to of
ficers of the freighter, which arrived
her Monday from Bordeaux.
The Guyane was one day out from
port At 3:30 p. m. Captain Rousse
lot said, the C boat waa sighted some
distance to port and apparently en
deavoring to cross th freighter's bow
to stop her. The submarine fired a
shot, which fell abort, and the Guyana
then turned sharply to starboard so
that her big 65 millimetre gun. mount
ed at tha stern, could be trained on
the appioaching divar.
Th submarine fired a second shut
which rll considerably short, and ft
third, which struck the water clos
by the freighter.
Meanwhile the Guyane's gunner bad
sent one shell, which failed to bit
but struck very near Its mark. A sec
ond shot from the Guyane, Captain
Rousselot said, hit the U-boat square
ly, and the underwater boat waa seen
to collapse. .
During the next 30 minutes the
German craft appeared to be strug
gling for existence. The freighters
officers said they had no doubt that
the U-boat was lost
BRITISH TAKE 1000
YARDS IN FRANCE
London. British troop captured
German positions on a front of about
one and one-half miles, penetratta
the German defenses to ft distance
of about 1000 yards and coming with
in close range of Petit Mlraumont
which lies td the northeast of Grand
court, on the Ancre front in France.
Another important German position
also was carried along ft front of
about 1000 yards, according to the of
ficial report from headquarters.
The British gain in thia sector ia
one of the biggest jump forward
Halg's troops have taken In months.
The ground gains reported, which, it
is officially stated, were held against
all counter attacks, make extremely
perilous the German position to the
northwest of La Sars.
The new British positions are a
bare six miles from the strategic
,,Bt 8ix monlhs-
BIG RUSH FOR CITIZENSHIP
More Than 50,000 Get Certificate In
States, notably Germane and Aua-
trlana, have flocked to the courta to
A'mawIhmm alttians In ' gti1J1a
become American citizens in such -
numbers that labor ' department of
ficials said the total could not even
be estimated. "
An Idea of the unprecedented rush
for naturalisation paper is afforded
by the fact that one day alone more
than 50.000 certifications of naturali
zation were issued. To meet the de
mand the department has ordered the
issuance of more than 100.000 blanks
to be distributed to examiner
throughout the country.
Brazil Warna Germany.
Paris. A wireless dispatch from
Berne. Switzerland, says the Brazili
an minister at Berlin, by order of his
government has warned Germany
that Brazil will hold her responsible
for the fate of three Brazilian vessels
approaching the war zone.
Germane Sank Law, Say Crew.
Washington. Affidavits filed by
the captain and crew of the American
ship Lyman M. Law with the Ameri
can consul at Rome indicate they be
lieved the submarine which sank their
ship was manned and commanded by
Neta Placed at New York.
New York. A steel net designed to
protect the r-ort of New York frca
hostile submarines aod otlier war
cralt iu Uio event ot war his been ,
put in place at' toe entrance ot ta