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WESTON. OKKGON, FRIDAY, JUNE iU17
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OREGON NEWS NOTES
OF GENERAL INTEREST
till' local board appointed by thcaliili
Tin aecrotury of wr sent to ron
Kn-a an ilvimn report on the pro
poned Improvement of (he Willamette
river from Corvalll to Kuweit. Tim
Fill In Pictur'a Puzzle No. 10
Principal Events of the Week -"!'""'' rer",""1'1''' "
r nl cxpnuitlturit of iiuoo fur KriuKKlnti
briefly Sketched lor Infor
mation of Our Readers.
An all Oregon Fourth of July celo
lira! Ion I planned fur Ha km at tlio
The Oregon Htlo Medical asuocla
(Ion la to hold Ita 43d annual meeting
In Portland June S. 39 and nil.
(n aulrldo. two fatal acchlonta and
another accident that may prove fatal
were ana day's (oil of death In Cooa
Percy Cupper, assistant mat rngl
lircr, liaa been appointed by the deaert
laud hoard aa asalatanl secretary to
Flvo hundred and forty three etu
di'itta arn enrolled fur llm aumiucr eea
alon of the Oregon lioruml school at
The twenty fifth annuel lon of
Oregon yr-arly meeting of the friend
church held a 'very sticcc.iful gather
I n K at Near berg.
Annua) convention of postofflc
clerka, elty letter rarrlera and rutal
letter camera will meet at Albany
Saturday. June 30.
Portland' public auditorium la with
in two or three week of entire com
pletion.- II will bn formally opened
to the nubile on July 4.
A ahad hatchery I Ik-lug (atabllah
ed by the elate flaherlea deartment
on lh Adam ranch In the Young'
river district, near Astoria.
Tho publio erlc cnmmlaalon baa
Untied g dlgeat, covering law passed
by the recent legislature relative to
railroad and public utllltle.
The United Spanish war veteran
nil the women' auxiliary will hold
their animal encampment and rmin
lona In ltlllro June 27 and 2.
A number of wool sale were re
ported at llcppncr wtirn aeveral
prominent sheepmen ld their tea
aon'a clip at 60 cent per pound.
After being overcome by udden
ttck of heart failure, William L.
Ilradahaw, circuit Judge of the er
nth judicial district, died at I'ortland.
Thorn Jefferson Stiles, prominent
for many yean in the public life of
Linn county, and pest grand master
of the Oddfellowa of OreRon, died In
Albany, at hi homo, aged 77. '
Attorney fred W. Wilson haa been
appointed by Governor Wlthycombe
to the office of circuit Judge for Hood
lllver gild Waaco count lea, to fill the
unexpired term of the late Judge Hrad-
Klgure mnde public by the war de
partment (Undone that Oregon, in pro
portion to population, hn contributed
more men to (ho regular army tluin
ny wthcr atnte, gave Nevada and
Ralph I). Ilctxel, who haa been di
rector of (he extension service at the
Oregon agricultural college for the
lent eight year, ha accepted the
presidency nf tlio agricultural college
of New HiimpHhlro.
Train baggugemen on the O.-W, M,
A N. have complained to the public
acrvlco commission that they are em
ployed too long hotira and ask If atep
'can bo taken to obtain ahortcr hour
of employment for them.
Tho first number of Oregon Ex
change, uewipaper for newapapei
men, puhllaliod by the school of jour
nallam of the University of Oregon,
has been Uaucd. It I of magazine
form, and contain 16 page.
Word has been received that Charles
White, a former resident of Ballaton,
was killed In battle in France recently.
Tho northwest photoengrover will
hold their seventh annual convention
in I'ortland on July Id and 17.
One of tho new and Interesting fea
ture of the Oregon blue book for
191718, which will bn Issued about
"July 10 by the secretary of state, I
section giving historical data relat
ing to each County In the state. .
According to report given out by
the United State forest service In
Eugene there 1 now ten feot of snow
In (he McKoiule ps-gnd the road
will probably not be open to automo
- bile travel trafflo for more- than a
month. , . V i
Out or 416 accident reported to tho
Industrial accident commission for tho
week from June 15 to 21, Inclusive,'
but two were fatal, these being Wit
Ham Trebbcl, Astoria, logger, and O.
C. Necl, Roacburg, cement factory
Governor Wlthycombe' ha an
nounced the personnel of Oregon' ex
emption board, following announce
ment front Washington that President
and removing other nbatructlouN, hut
Hie river and hnrbor hoard reports
that It la Impracticable to open tbiu
iilrctch of river to useful navigation
lor more Hum a few months a ir
rxvepl by In fa? and dams.
It la report ml from Milton that
li'-mcs are dying tin n- of what I
lui' li as "tho walking dUean."
I url t'ooley. aged I. from Harris
I"HK. I. Inn county, la attending tl.e
bo. ' and girls' summer inunr at Ihn
t'ii;on agricultural coIIi-ko u a renutt
of winning first -!a e In iltilry lien
r-i nl keeping at the kind- fulr III
l! 1 5 and IUI6.
I'nalile to attend the ixerclai-s
v. hull will mark the firtit dlit throw
lug on the Hlraliom roud at Kluiuatli
Kail. July 4, t;miruor Viii( ombe
Iidh delegated (ieorge I'uliiK-r l'ulnniti.
til private aecretary, tu rcpn m-ni him
there on that day.
I'aul V, Murl. ntalc h u-li r of coun
ty agent, and W. U Kinlili rt)', farm
niituageiiicnt di'moimtrulor. huve made
week 'a lour ill different parts cf the
state, making a aurvey if the farm
labor coiulltloiis Twenty two coun-
tl were vlatled. Nu nhorlono of la
bor I apparent.
Itcprt'sc ntatlve llnwliy iutrnduced
a rcaolulioii amcudlng th" xuinlry civil
bill that part of Hi- J:.'i iio0 airo
prlaled to protect the Inluls of the
Oregon California grant from for
est firea may bu u-l In protecting
aim) the 9U.VU0 ai res of the Cuoa Hay
wagon road grant.
Employes of the state university,
uch engineer, laborers and Janl
tois. If Injured by accident while em
ployed, cannot bring suit ar.ulnM the
unlveralfy without Kjuclnl authority
being granted by net of the legisla
ture, according to an opinion by At
torney General llrown.
Kunator McNary haa Introduced a
bill authorising the title of Oregon to
select in afompa-t body 4,0lt) cres
of land In the rUiiitlnm national forest
for use s a tte forest reserve, and
t rellnmiUh In cxeliiiiiKc all title to
an equal area of scattered school sec
tion within this reservation.
The city council haa nuthoriicd a
special clectioii in Toledo, August 13.
to vo upon three proposed bond Is
sue., an Issue of f 12.000 to rebuild tho
present city water supply line, $ii0d0
refunding bond to retire outstanding
wider bonds and !tmi to take up the
present city warrant indebtedness.
Keprcacntatlvo Hlnnott has prepar
ed, and will offer ait amendment to tlio
pending food supply bill authorising
the president to expend not more tlmn
$2',oo0.O00 out of the IISO.oiio.uou car
ried by the bill, In constructing north
west Irrigation projects, In accordance
with tlio term of the reclamation act.
Word has been received by Superin
tendent SwarUlaiuler of the Umatilla
reservation from Washington that
bid within tho 2g,000 appropriated
for two bridge acros Umutllla rivet
on the reservation hud boon received,
and that the contract would bo let
Immediately. The government 1 pay
ing two thirds, and tho county one
The old blast furnace and smeltet
plant of the Oregon Iron A Steel com
pany, occupying five acre of land
along the Willamette river at Oswego,
were purchased outright by William
I'lRott, of 8eattle. head of the I'acitlc
('oust Steel company Interest In Hint
section, with the prospect that It will
bo placed in shape within about 00
day for the manufacture of pig Iron,
That Oregon -counties Intend to be
pulled out of the mud is apparent
from the application which have
come in to the state highway commis
sion, not only to secure aid under tho
$6,000,000 bond issue act for hard sur
facing, but also from tl.o demand
which are being in tul o for post-road
money to bo expended on a co-operative
basl with the federal govern
ment. Kleven creeks, all tributaries of the
upper McKcnzie river, will bo closed
to trout fishing on August 1 and will
remain closed tor two year thereaf
ter, according to Carl U. Shoemaker,
state game warden. Tho creek to be
closed are Itltchlo creek, Johnson
creek. Trout creek, Driftwood creek,
Granite creek, Indian creek, Uie
creek, Martin creek, Deer creek, Ennls
creek and Quart creek.
The headquarters of tho Interstate
commerce commission engineers en
gaged In making a physical aurvey of
railroad property In the Pacific divi
sion, may bo moved from San Fran-
Cisco to Kugono during, tho summer.
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EUROPEAN WAR NEWS
In the i-ttbti-rn war thr.ater there are
iiidlcatlona that important fighting
may si;sln soon te under wy.
Gradually the force of Field Mar-
FOOD CONTROL BILL
PASSED BY HOUSE
shai iiaig .re b-mmi. j in the town Measure as Passed Contains
of Lens, tho center of tho great coal -
1 ' 'J - ih"
OW, children, set a soft l-cni ll -a linnl oi.n miv l..r iha nfn,.r h.h .,
No. 1 tn 2. 1, 4, etc, Mul you'H to iii;r.--ttf)ly funirOoi at the result. You
will draw n powerful eiiuuiw wlilrli lB tho net of n credit mulitn If I...
t Iml.l ber..). la f,,uni principally In U n-trtliwestetn ttlldj und is protected by
tl.o law. It Is una of ihn swKtrst crv:itur-s of It rpevle. Get busy with your
IH-ncll ami uUi llio result a the nmnboru ure lnej togetlier.
General retain has resumed nl
dashing operations on the Alsne front
ami reports a brilliant sucres lor bl
troops in a aurpr.ki attack uorthwi-at
In th" Macedonia theater only small
eneaxeniciiL by patrol partita have
been reported, although east of Lake
I'rcsba tho enemy ha violently shell
ed entente tn iehes.
While the Italian have let up In
their attacks iu the Trentino, the uc
cess of their recent assault which re
sulted In tho capture of the important
height of Monte Ortic.ara. is einpha
aUed in the announcement that tho
Austria in lost some of their heavy ar
tillery, as well as suffering other loss
of magnitude in the operation. Four
guns were taken by General Cadorna
Mighty artillery duel between the
French and German are still In pros
rts on several sectors of the front
between Soissons and Kheims. Ap
parently the Germans, after their ex
perience of last week, when they suf
fered heavy casualties, have ceased
their Infantry operations, as the latest
French official communication makes
do mention of fresh thrust by the
i,y . it. i iiiiton. ciwwi' er m cjuirce
of a cn-w of 11 cngiui-ers. In Ktigcue
in connection v.lth the i.ppraim-meul
of Southern I'actfic property. There
are 12 crew s working out of San Fran
cisco at the present time.
Plans of the (State highway commis
alon for iiunieilinte pitting of three
Important i.trctches of highway, and
the Knulitift of to other sections,
have been announced t.y Chairman S.
Densun. In Umatilla county, a nitHi
of the Important highway from IVo
dleton to Walla WuIIh is to be pavt J
as ton be done for JluO.OuO. This
work had been agreed on by the com
misnlo!i""Kouic time oko, and bids ure
now belns asked. In Washington
county, tho long notorious Ilex Tlx.ird
road, a part of the 1'iu ific liiKhn. Is
to receive first attention. Starting at
the Multnomah county linn, m-vera)
mile of (his roud will 1 hard sur
faced. In Clntsop county, paving oper
atiniis will be started from Astoria
west on the Astoria end of tho Colum
bia river hUhway. Work for this yer
Is limited la JlOiyiOO.
ported excesses ranging to twice their
original allotments or more.
Washington Exceed Quota.
Seattle. Charles E. I'eabody, chair
nmu of the state Itc-d Cross commit
tee, announced that the contributions
for the state already totaled ? 1.4 40.004
and would exceed $1, 500,000 on the
final count. Washington' quota is
Cantonments to Be Ready On Tim.
Washington. There will be no ser
ious delay In construction of the 16
cantonments for the national army,
said Secretary Baker, and all of the
establishment probably will be ready
about September I, the date consid
ered for summoning the first 625.000
men. Selecting tl.o men, the secre
tary indicated, probably will begin
early In July.
Oregon Gives Million.
I'ortland. Ur. Forlland doubled ita
quota for the Red Cross by subscrib
ing total of Jtoo.ooo. Tlio total for
tho state outsule of Portland will
reach at lea.it SMO.OOO. With the
$400,000 raised in 1'ortlaiid, this wilt
give Oregon a grand total of $1,000,-000.
Porto Rican Regiment Filled.
San Juan, Porto riieo. Porto Rico
has brought its regiment of infantry
of the I'uited States army to full war
strength 1950 roca by the voluntary
enlistment of 600 men within less than
one month. A total increase of ap
proximately 1400 men :u less than a
year was made.
Washington. The administration
food control bill, giving th president
broad authority to control the distri
bution of food, feed and fuel for war
purpose and appropriating $152,500,
000 for It enforcement and adminis
tration, was passed by the house after
far reaching prohibition provision
had been written Into It
The vote waa 365 to five. Represen
tatives McUemore, Slayden and
Young, of Texaa, democrats, and
Meeker, Missouri, and Ward. New
York, republican, voting in the neg
ative. The prohibition amendment, accord
ing to statement of house member,
will reduce the government revenue
by more than $200,000.00 a year.
The food-control bill waa rewritten
by a senate agriculture sub-commlttce
(o as to give President Wilson the
power and responsibility of deciding
whether the nation shall be "bone
dry" during the war and to place Iron
and steel and many other products, in
addition to food and fuel, under gov
ernment control. v
Doth advocate and opponent pre
dicted passage by Saturday.
As a substitute for the house pro
hibition sections, which, without qual
ification, forbid the manufacture of
foodstuffs Into liquor, the committee
adopted provisions which would pro
hibit manufacture during the war of
all Intoxicating beverage and em
power the president to commandeer
existing supplies' of distilled spirit,
but would authorize the executive in
bis discretion to permit manufacture
of malted, fermented and vinous bev
erages and fix their alcoholic content.
Idaho la Generous.
Hoine, Idaho. --Idaho's Hcd Cross
gift was announced as tl' 5.000. The
quota originally set wax $250,000.
RED GROSS GIVEN
$1,000,000 Fund Is Oversub
scribed By American
4 MILLION OFFER
3 BILLION FOR WAR
Irrigation Dam Break In Utah.
Fairview, Utah. The dam of the
Price River Irrigation . company, 12
miles from here, broke. There was
no li.ts cf life in the towns of Scho
field. Helper, Castle Gate and Colton.
which were iu the path of the 11,000
acre feet of water that was released
In the break.
Hard to Capture.
Obesity Isn't always a baudicnp.
The fut jobs seem to be the most elu
Wasliiufctou. Ovorsubcri.;.i..u- ol
tho lied Cross hundred million dollut
mercy fund was assured Moiulay
night, when tho eight day campaign
closed, with final rallies Iu hundreds
Of Amellefiil cities.
Tho nation's contributions to the
Hod Cross were estimated at $lU.ooo.
000 by Henry 1". Davtsun, liiaii-mau o
th 6 Red Cross war council.
Moro than lOoO of the larger cities
raised more than their allotments.
Among the states which exceeded
their quotas were Oregon. Colorado,
Wyoming, Utah and lilulio. All sec
tions of the country passed the goals,
with tho possible exceptiou of the
Ten million dollars of apparent
oversubscription may be necessary, it
was said, to make tho actual collec
tions equal $100,000,000, owing to tho
possibility of duplicate recording. Tho
next two or three weeks will be de
voted to gathering In tho money prom
ised tu Individual pledges.
Washington. Liberty loan subscrip
tions totaled $3,0o5,l'6.850, an over
subscription of nearly 62 per cent
Tho final tabulation showed that
more than 4,000,000 persons bought
bonds. Ninety-three per cent of sub
scriptions, or those of 3,960.000 per
sons, wore for sums varying from $50
to $10,000, while 21 subscribers ap
plied for allotments of $5,000,000 each
Tho New York federal reserve dis
trict led' the list with subscriptions
totaling ?l,lSt;,7SS,40O, or more than
three times the amount subscribed in
the next district, Chicago, $;(57.1 95.950.
Allotments will be made, Secretary
McAdoo announced, us follows:
On subscriptions up to and includ
ing $100,000, (JO per cont of the amount
subscribed, but not less than JlO.OeO
In any Instance. More than $100,000
up to and including $-50,000, 45 per
cent of the amount subscriLrd. but
not less tlmu $ti0,000 in any instance.
Moro thun $250,000 up to and includ-
lug $2,000,000, 30 per cent, but not
less than $112,600 in any instance.
Moro than $2,000,000 up to and includ
ing $6,000,000, 25 per cent, but not
less than $t00,000 iu any one instance.
Moro than $6,000,000 up to and includ
ing $10,000,000 each, 21 per cent
NET ABOUT UNS TIGHTENS
British Make Rapid Advance Across
Plains Toward Mining Center.
British Headquarters in France.
The British ure closing In about Lens.
After the capture on Sunday of fosse
3 and enemy trenches west from the
bill and from tho lines immediately
south of the Souches river, several
new positions have been occupied in
this region nearer Leus. Patrols are
advancing across the plains in an east
Thus tho great mining center is be
ing slowly encircled. For weeks Lens
has not be exploited economically by
the Germans and now Is directly men
aced. The Germans have extended the
floods with water from the Hiver Sou
chez until the plain between Avion
and Lens is well covered.
Washington. Ambassador Bakhme
tieff, head of the Russian mission, em
phatically declared In an address be
fore congress, assembled in the hall
of the house, that the Russian people
themselves oppose a separate peace
The ambassador' declaration came
at the end of the most remarkable and
demonstrative reception yet given any
of the foreign missions In either house
of congress. Shouts and cheers came
from floor and galleries. Members of
congress who on previous visits of
missions have applauded or remained
quietly in their seats, cheered loudly.
The ambassador added:
"Rumors of a ' separate peace are
without foundation in fact Russia's
endeavor Is for a lasting peace be
tween democratic nations. Triumph of
the German autocracy would render
such peace Impossible. . Russia will
not fail to be a worthy partner in the
League of Honor." .
TO DRAFT MEN AT CAPITAL
WEST EXCEEDS QUOTA
Nearly All Town Report Their Al
lotment Left Far Behind.
San Francisco. Keporta received
hero by the general campaign comutlt
teo ( f tho Red Cross indicate that the
cities and towns of the l-'aclfic coast
from the northern boundary to tho
Mexican lino have nearly all exceeded
their quotas In tho drive for a fund
Seattle, I'ortland. San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Santa Uarbara, San Die-
Allied Blockade of Greece Lifted.
Washington. Lifting of the allied
blockado of Greece was announced in
a brief cablegram to the state depart
ment from Minister Droppers at
Athens. This is taken hero to mean
that the allies are satisfied with the
Greek situation and that there is no
further need to apply repressive or
Mr. Wilson Now Controls Export.
Washington. Control of American
exports, authorized in a clause of the
espionage bill, was assumed by Presi
dent Wilson with tho appointment of
an exports council, comprising the
secretaries of state, agriculture and
commerce aud the food administrator.
An executive order creating the coun
cil directs the department of com
merce to administer all details of operation.
Golden Rule and the Telephone.
Cruiser Olympia la Wrecked.
Block Island. R. I. The United
States cruiser Olympia, Admiral Dew
ey's flagship at the battle of Manila,
ran aground In the tog off Block Is
land. The cruiser was reported in a
bad position, with considerable water
in her hold. Chief Machinist's Mate
Conscription Rules Designate Wash
ington a Place.
Washington. Drafting of 625,000
men for the national army will be
conducted entirely in Washington, ac
cording to the conscription regula
tions approved by the president.
In the United States there are ap
proximately 4000 registration dis
tricts. In each there is a separate
series of registration numbers, begin
ning with number one.
When the drawings begin, probably
early in July, a board in Washington
will select a number through the jury
wheel or other lottery system.
The number will be telegraphed to
each registration district and all the
men on the registration lists who have
that number will be called.
It will be up to each man individual
ly to ascertain whether he la selected.
He will not be required to report until
a general summons is issued for all
drafted men to come forward (or examination.
A Mild ProtMt
"Breddern and sisters," said Par
son Absolom Jousing, as he surveyed
the scant covering ot the bottom' of
the contribution basket, "Ah wouldn't
say a wuhd to 'sinuate that one of
When the Hue Is busy for ;!0 or -10 William M. Babb lost hi life when he j-n was stingy, but Ah ha got to ad
mliuites you shoul.ln t say those things, was struck on tho head by a falling mit that yon all is mighty thrifty
1 JiWV Willi 111 Vrtii llli fnr oiiliuumit i. . i . ... j .... . e V
Wilson hid In ivr cue aoDroved aeennitn to an annonneomont mo, so and manv amaller coat eitiea ra. .... ...... , ..... na"n- lawiiue were ro- tryin to get to heaven fob. about one
. a ' -- ,.. - mi vuui jr wuvut f our nuiuciumui pqrUtl
taa-uiuiouth at teat a mile."