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WESTON. OKECON. FMDAY, MAKCII ), Vd1
OREGON NEWS NOTES
OF GENERU INTEREST
Principal Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infer
mitlon of Our Readers.
Pear of an acute tturk'fl famlns
It gmalng around Canyon City.
A shingle mill U to be em-tod on the
North fork of lb 8iulw Mvsr at
Hevrn out of ulu of the rounellmeu
of Oregon t i r f lug recall, In
cluding the mayor.
The backbone of the car ahortag on
lu Routhr Pacific line In Orotoii
n-enm to b broken.
Another ffort to ermio Cascade
rnunty out of tho eastern rtlou of
I'Urkamaa I reported to b afoot,
HliiMti hundred arr of producing
prune lend In Polk rouuty gave a to
tal of S.tOn.ooO pound of dried prune
A tarlnad of young hrthoro bull.
43 In tiumlxr tH I end 1 yar.
brought total of 110,00 at a !
The n auslllery eehnoncr Margar
t. the second vmmI built at tho Mc
Eaohcrn yards at Astoria. aa U lim b
During tho recant h-vy sanw norm
almoat every pot on iho Klddl" tola
phone axrhango we broken and foil
to tho ground.
Maker rounty gold and roppor mlnaa
aro at present produ log an average
of 1304,000 a month, according lo ta
tlmatoa of raining man.
With noarly $00 raw of measli-a In
Roaoburg the hoalth authorltloa do
elddd to dolay oponlng tho public
hoot until lato thla week.
With 424 convicts at tba atata peni
tentiary, every abla bodied man la now
omployad at some uaoful orcupallon,
affording to Wardon Murpby.
Ituoerai from western Orogon
gathered In Albany Hatarday at
barujual. In honor of W. If. Hornl.
brook, former mlnlator to Blam
Thar ara al loaat eO.ooo aacka of
polatoa hold In atorage In Portland,
according to a roport made lo Assessor
Henry E. Hoed of Multnomah rounty.
Good road entbualaata In the atata of
Oregon have boon Invited lo attend a
rally to be hold In Eugene Iho after
noon and evening of Saturday, March
The. 1200.000 road bond laaue voted
In Waaco county at the lent general
election la valid, according to an opin
ion handed down by ihe auprema
Plan to reopen the famou Todd
quicksilver mince at Klk Head, eight
mllea oaat of Yoncalla, which have
been Idle for 14 year, have been an
nounced. Over 80 dclogatea from the Y. W.
C. A. organUatlona of weatern Wil
lamette valtey arhoola attended con
ference at the Oregon normal achool
Only euch measures aa are deslg-
natcd In Ihe aet calling the apeclal elec
tion ltaclf will be on tho ballot for
conaldoratlnn at the election to bo held
Monday. Juno 4.
The W. K. Dragcr Trull company,
of lloaeburg. ahlpped H7.J00 pound of
Douglas county prune to Indon,
w a here they will be distributed among
the Milled armies.
It la reported that the livestock of
Douglas county suffered conaltlerably
aa a result of tho recent enow storm.
Huiidreda of aheep perlahed on tha
Fifty Bandon bulnea men re f.
nanclng a atock company lo tho
mount of loOOO to reopen the Pandon
woolen mill, which have been Idle
for the pal two year.
Applications for graslng pormlie for
6491 head of cattle and 51,800 head of
sboep have been made up to date to
Supervisor W. O. Hailing, of the
Deaehutei national foreat.
Wlntworth Lord, ono of the moel
active men In the early history of Tba
Dallca, and, with porhapa one excep
tion, tho oldcat pioneer of Waaco
county, died In McMlnnvllIo.
Ml Dcrtlia Dorrl. for the laat year
and a half matron of the department
of public eafoty In Eugene, hu boon
appointed parolo officer of the alato
girls' tnduatrlul achool at Salem.
John V. Bennea, a Portland archi
tect, haa been named to prepare plana
and apcclflcatlona for the propoaod
1100,000 library building to be erected
for the Oregon Agricultural college at
The Willamette University glee club
haa atarted on a 2000-mile tour of easl
ern Oregon, Waahlngton and Idaho.
and IH appear In morn man 4i con
rert on the trip.
Work aiartod ibl week by the
fVeriMiii Conoirui lion company ou the
elimination of I he O -W. It. A N. grade
crowing on Portland Kaet Hide, a
project contemplated for yoar. The
contract amount to 1007.000.
Th atato board of oontrol ha turn
ed over In the advlory board of wo
mn of the glrl'a Itiduatrlal achool at
Hatein. all problem of hiring and die
charging employee, or of accepting tba
resignation of urh employe!.
C, V, McCullagh. for Hie laat five
yoar aaloa manager of tho Yakima
Valley Ornwer' aaaorlatlnu, baa been
.looted aale mauager of the Hood RIv
r Apple Grower' association, and
lgm-4 a contrai l al a lutlary of tlO'io
Hen lor Djetulx-r of ill" logging
engineering aebool of O. A V. are on
their annual togging trip lo ramp of
(be Columbia river region. They will
spend two weeka In f'athUmet receiv
ing practlral lnt ruction lu lbs log
Itorent report made to tho atata
board of health and examination of
th head of anlmala auapect'-d of hav
ing rahle obn an alarming lnrr
In the pred of hydrophobia through
out Oregon, according lo Dr. Pavld N.
Robrrg. ataio health officer.
William llranoon. tried on a charge
of killing William Moolh In October,
r.is. ee rounq gun'r m-mnn u-
grnt murder at McMlnnvllIo. Tbla
aa llranaon' third trial, the flrt
bavliig resulted In a hung Jury and tbn
aeeond In a rerdlrl for conviction.
More than 1100 peoplo ationded th
mole trapping demonotratlona given
during the recent bad weather all over
Multnomah county under the auaplcea
of the Oregon Agricultural Eitcnilon
dlvlaion and by Theodore Mchoffor, of
the fnited Btatca biological aurvoy.
The Woatern Ilroccoll aaaoclatlnn
haa placed fUDO worth of broccoli aeed
In aafety dopoelt vaults at Eugene for
aafe keeping until II la distributed to
Une county farmer, who have con-
tractod wtlh Ihe aaaoclatlou lo grow
broccoli. Tba seed la valued at 12 an
The amount due the II land grant
countlo In Oregon on delinquent taes
from the Oregon A California land
grant la $1.711,775 89, according to
tabulations prepared by Oswald Weat.
who la representing Ihe department of
tbn Interior In steps to collect the back
Phil Metachan, Jr., and W. J. Hof-
niann, both of Portland, were named
by Governor Wlthycombs as members
ror Oregon or me iinanco committee or
six members which will hsve charge of
disbursing a fund for exploiting the
scenic wonders and attractions of the
It Is reported thai SI applicants havo
filed requests to secure quarter sec
tions of Oregon-California grant lands.
All tho applications aro made by reel
dents of New York City. Attorney
General Drown aaya no preference
will be given to those who file early,
except to those living on lands.
Kfforts to secure the revestment of
tho Isnds of the Coos bay wagon rond
grant In the United States and their
.sale according to the terma of the
grant are being put In motion by Os
wald West, who haa drafted a bill lu
tentative form for auhmlsalon to Sen
ator Chamberlain and presentation to
The 135.000 grain elevator of tho
Parmer' Union Grain agenry was
dedicated at Pendleton ftntnrdny.
Extensive plans are lielnu made by
member of Oregon lwla and Clark
chapter, Daughtera of the American
Revolution, for the fourth annual stato
conference, to bo held III Kugene March
9 and 10.
The Cascade Contract company, of
Portland, haa obtained an option on
Baddlo hutto, 13 miles south of Albany,
and plana to develop an extensive rock
quarry there. The plans contemplate
tho construction of a branch railroad
two and one-half mllea from the quarry
to connect with the 8outhorn Pacific
railroad at Shedd.
The McMlnnvllle council haa author-
lsed the calling of special election
March 20. when the question of a $90,-
000 bond Issue will be submitted to
the votera of the city, tho funda thua
made avallablo to be used to secure
an additional supply of water from
mountain streams for tbo municipal
gravity water system.
The project looking to the establish-
moot of a submarine and avlul Inn base
at the mouth of the Columbia river
was set back a year when Ibe senate,
on a point of order, rejected an amend-
meat proposed by Senator Chamberlain
appropriating $300,ooo to purchase land
and equip euch a station on the slto
regarded moat favorable ty the Helm
H.m Aiiwlt .
8(lf pBit.s, throufih ubmarin
di,tlnguhd by "a coating of paint
Tbn Holly t'ondi-iiM-d Milk company
of Amity, Iim Invented a new product
rice and milk which la gaining
Douularlty with a bound, and many
(,ougt.wve ore welcoming ll Into their
0f ,Bl)B d?tlcctca. The Idea la
enUr(,y , IHW one ,n(j ti,c ur noo-
,,,,, trft lbt orlgIlttoril ld oniy nmuu.
f,cturwi i put out the article. It Is
rrQ cmM ,d faim,.d ,h condone-
Tb (.cntrnl Curry rjood llouds aaao-
c,,on nM iUbmltted a memorial to
Wnator and rcprcm-iuatlvea
,n KODIfrtmt urgng them to lake Immo-
t,p ,owar, eliminating lamlo
ou tho coaat lopo of tho Coast Range
,n0UUnil n curry county from the
8(wklyou llatloual forest and to have
tn!,m 0oncd to entry under the pul.llc
of ,no Vnil(ui staU.B. ivtl-
t)()m ll(orllg ,he memorial nre now
.i,, circulated through the county.
virtually everybody In the county Is
declared to favor the elimination of the
jnn(U rrom thc tvmnt with a view to
ncrcaslng the amount of assessable
Um) , ,h0 county.
M. . 1
Senator Lane, of Oregon, only Coast
senator agalnat giving President au-
thority he asked from Congress.
PLOT AGAINST II. S.
Berlin, via Sayvlllo wireless. For-
Clsu Secretary Zlmmermann Justified
Oermany'a actlou In seeking to ally
Mexico and Japan against tho United.
Such a course, ho said, 'aa merely
o defensive measure not to be carried
0ut except lu case tho United States
declared war on Germany. Moreover,
ho said. It was no more a "plot" than
tho "plot" which was reported In
South American newspapers as having
been undertaken against Germany by
the United Stales when America
sought, accordiuK to South American
and other newspaper reports, to Hue
up tho American republics lu commou
action against Germany. The foreign
secretary commented on America's pro-
ally sympathies. He refrained rrom
admitting specifically his authorship
pj tti usjif tt HtoUW X W li
yW VXA MOT rOMT UkJ nrump
rTr vs renews jxa hvuas okkav
ton v... to be given if Amtrican ahipi
in vertical atrip."
Coldamith in Boiton Glob.
M Men ( liy am! his entire ili.cimsicn
"t the umiter a, he a cic-fnl to
,","- lwB"1 ,n ' "K1'H,,i report" of
the "CVrmaii plot to : t Mexico to
declare war iixiilnst the L'tiUed states
and to secure Japan' aid osalnst ihe
SPY GIVEN FIVE-YEAR TERM
MlnneoU Eoldler In Letter Predicted
Revolt in Evenl of War.
Mlmiea.oll. I'nul I.. Scharfcn-
bors. of Kt. t nul, a privntc in Com-
pany IA 1st Minnesota Infantry, was
acnlenced to five years' Imprison-
niont. tit Fori LtuvenwiTth. Kan.,
February S. by a court maitiul ui fan
Antonio, for furiilnUIng military In-
formation to tiermany.
A tetter addrcascd to relatives In
Germany aahcrtiiiB that 10,000.000
Germans In this country were ready
to rise up asuliist the government in
tho event of v.ar v.ith Germany was
Intercepted by British authorities and
turned over to Washington officials.
Schnrfcnbcrg Is a native of Germany.
Scharfenbcrg predicted in his let
ter Hint President Wilson "soon
would be put out of tho way" and
stated that ' the lon.ooo troops on the
border would not stund tip If put
against an efficient force."
Austria Defends Submarine War.
London. The American ambassa
dor at Vienna has been handed the
reply of the Austrian government la
regard to unrestricted submarine war
fare, according to a Vienna dispatch
to Ucuter's by way of Amsterdam.
The reply declares that neutrals are
responsible for losses they suffer by
entering territory where- warlike op
erations aro taklug place. .
Benson Heads Oregon Road Board.
Sulem, Or. "Economy and efficien
cy" will be the policy of the new high
way commission which waa organized
here with tho election of S. Benson,
of Portland, aa permanent chairman.
"Leak" Report Is Adopted.
Washington. The rules committee
report absolelni; public officials from
blame for any "leak" on il peace
note was unanimously adopted by tho
house Saturday night.
Wheat Club $1.63: blucstem $1 !;
Russian. $1.60; forty-fold. $1.69.
Barley No. 1 feed, $-9 per ton.
Hay Timothy, $20 per ton; alfalfa,
Butter Creamery, 37c.
Eggs Ranch. S-lc.
Wool Eastern Orepnn. Sfic; valley,
Hops 1916 crop, 4u Sc; 191T con-
wheat Blucstem $1.70; club $1.66;
forty-fold, $1.66; red Rus-siau, $1.63;
n(9 ji.ei; turkey red. $1.71.
Barley $39 per ton.
Butter Creamery, SSc.
. , ,
Gorman agents to have been
wb3iailu, vul wuh hue suma-
BRIEF WAR NEWS
In Die T.rnn region, tho lirituh in
iicit of UuK'Irt'l, ore following up the
Turks rectully driven oul of Kutt-I-
A in ma.
Ilaiiiadan, In Persia, 240 mile
nortbtant of ISatvlud, tbo g'-al of the
preneul advame In Mcsopouiniia, has
been captured by t tic llusslans.
No iiolnMe ( l..-,m,i j in positions
liavo taken piece In elth'-r Ibe Austro
Itullan or Maevdo.iian theaters, where
en. all f-tiKuKemcm and artillery duels
continue to p-vail.
lri a raid on Itiiuhiau lines wt of
tiitel;, Vo:bi,iit. nhkli were jx-ne-tratcd
ixarly a mile, Jk-rlin pays Ihe
Germans destroyed the Russian works
and took 122 prisoners.
British troops niaiotAin their daily
proKre.'s aannH the Cerman lines on
the Ant-re front in K.aine. Thc cap
ture ft Goiutiicourt v.ai toliovied by
tho driving of the liritii-h line 10U0
yards northeast U tht-.l rlaee.
1 inures vouched for In London show
that German sueiuarines destroyed
490,000 tons of merchant shipping in
February. This figu-e Is less than
hall the l.OOO.oOO tons hich Berlin
has contended would result from un
restricted submarine waifare.
Plot Revelation Due to Guardsmen.
Houston, Texas. Pour men, one
noil-commissioned officer and three
privates of the First Indiana Infantry,
ajid not secret service operatives of
the government, arrested the messen
ger of Ambassador von lieniatorff, en
route; to Mexico to deliver the plotting
note of Alfred Zimmerman to the
German Ambassador at Mexico City.
This as learned from two men
who participated and were- members
of the border patrol. Their story was
substantiated by officers of the Unit
ed States army.
Roosevelt Won't Talk With Bryan.
New York. Theodore Roosevelt
has declined an invitation of repre
sentatives of the Congress of Forums
to debate the subject of preparedness
in this city with William Jenuings
Bryan. Mr. Bryan, it was explained,
had accepted the invitation. ,
Britain to Build Ships in America.
New York. Determined to fight the
German U-boat menace to a finish,
maintain lla overseas commerce and
offset its lohS by the products of Amer
ican shipyards Great Britain has
placed nearly $!00,000,WJO in contracts
with American shipbuilders.
Lansing Abaolves Japan and Mexico.
Washington. Secretary Lansing, in
an official statement, made clear that
the United States did not believe Ja
pan had knowledge of the scheme or
would take part In it. lie also ex
pressed the confidence of the govern
ment that Mexico would take no part
SENATOR LA F0LLETTE
Senator La Pollette, of Wisconsin,
who led the filibuster which deprived
the President of authority to arm mer
The zebra's stripes and similar mark
Iiik oil other animals nre called "pro
tective colorings." In tho theory of
i-.;;ttiitil selection it is assumed that
ihoo autuinls survived who were best
lilted to escape from enemies, and nut
iiials which were so colored and striped
us lo avoid detection in the jungle
passed on their characteristics to their
ilcscemlnnts. Those which were easily
detected did not survive to have prog
euy. Poor Form.
Percy "I'd sooner gq without the
money than borrow from such a boun
der tis Smith. Why, every time 1 usk
him Tor n loan he says he's broke, aud
Cttivluce bi that 1 ts"
SHUT OUT AT CLOSE
Many Administration Measures
Fail Because of Tangle
Washington. Of the legislation o
the administration program proper,
only the revenue bill and the measure
giving civil government to Porto Rlcs
and American citizenship to Its lav
habitants, got through the legislative)
tangle at the close of the session.
Among the administration bills
which failed were the measures to
supplement the Adamson law, the blU
to enlarge the Interstate com mere
commission, the Webb bill to legalize
joint foreign selling agencies, and con
servation legislation, including the
general dam bills and water power
bills. Bills which do not form part
of the original program, but which
were pressed unsuccessfully by cab
inet officers and administration lead
ers included amendments to he ship
ping act to give the president power
to commsndeer ships. drastic espi
onage bill which passed the sensU
but was never taken up in the bouse,
and amendments to the federal re
serve act to Increase reserve Dana
gold holdings and decrease member
Congress provided for the payment
of $25,000,000 for the Danish West In
dies. Among important enactments
which were not specifically included
in the administration program waa
the bill abolishing saloons in the Dis
trict of Columbia and the rider on
the postoffice appropriation bill mak
ing It a crime to transport liquor in
Interstate commerce Into a prohibi
Washington. Prospects of an ex
tra session of congress soon seem
strong. Members of congress gener
ally now look for an extra session to
be called to meet not later than June
as a result of bints said to hsve been
thrown out by officials close to Presi
Aside from any action on the armed
ship bill, the need of an extra session
to pass the big supply measure
which failed at the last aession is
regarded as imperative.
Although President Wilson has
been advised that he has the author
ity to arm ships without waiting for
action by congress, some among; hia
advisers believed it would be the bet
ter policy to wait to see whether the
senate will act
Modification of the-senate rules,
urged by President Wilson to prevent
future filibusters like the one that
killed the armed neutrality bill, vir
tually was agreed upon by a confer
ence committee of 10 senators, five
democrats and five republicans, nam
ed by the party caucuses.
WILSON IS INAUGURATED
Takes Oath Sunday to Uphold Const!
tution of United States.
Washington. President Wilson took
the oath of office for his second term
at noon' Sunday in his room at th
capitol and was formally inaugurated
Monday with public ceremonies.
Before a desk piled with executive
business laid before him in the closing
hours of congress and surrounded by
members of hts official family, he re
affirmed, with uplifted hand and grave
features, his promise to uphold th
constitution in whatever crisis may
confront the nation in the momentous
four years before it.
Members of the cabinet then crowd
ed up with expressions of regard. Mr.
Wilson received them with a smile
and then turned back to hia desk to
complete his interrupted task.
Vice-President Marshall did not take
tho oath Sunday, but was sworn la
for his second term Monday at the
special session of the new senate with
the usual vice-presidential inaugura
Bonds for Army Post Valid.
Olympla, Wash. The state supreme
court has upheld the validity of a
proposed bond Issue of $2,000,000 by
the city of Tacoma and Pierce county
for -purchase of land at American lake
to be given to the United Statea gov
ernment as the site of a military post.
Band concert tonight.