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WKSTON. OltKGON, KUIDAY. SKIT. 21. rJl7
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OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Eventt of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
Baadon to talking or bonding tha
eltjr to build a shipyard.
Th myrtle wood luduatry of south
ro Oregon It Increasing.
Th Coo and Curry fair w held
al Myrtl Tolnl lt work
Tba annual Morrow County fair wa
held al lleppner lait week.
Tba alitb annual Columbia county
fair opened at 81. Molina Wednesday.
A alala grain Inspection olllce will
he opened In I'andlctuu within a few
Liiirwja akiutity I coming into prom
tnnr rants r ai a (ork and diry
Jobs ft. l!Pdn. on" of ratern Ore
gnna oldmt pioneer, died at (ker.
aged $7 yer.
Th enBte Sunday hrld a mirrlal
seialon to hear euloglea ou th late
Senator l-anr. of Oregon.
The fifth annual anuthern Wancu
founty fair w held at Tygh lley
fcptember II. It and I.
Not le than :nn pig from the hoys'
pig rluha of Oregon will If shown al
tba Oregon ' fair ihl rar.
Tuesday the hlfgct county 'air err
bald by th Mnn Count fair aawl
atloo, opened Ha galea at 8clo.
Tba I. C, Erelea Intereata. of Og
den, bare purchased the hi metallic
win near Greenhorn from Aiitho.iy
Portland In 191 bad the loweat In
fant death rate of any rlty with a
population of 50.000 or mora In the
V, It. Brown, of leer Prk, Wh .
baa been named aa county agrloultural
agent In Marlon county by Ibc Oregon
nt mora countlea. Itenlon. Uma
tilla, Clackamas. Ilaker and Marlon,
bav Joined tha group of IS that main
tain county agricultural agenl.
(leorga A. White, adjutant-general
f Oregon, baa been signed to active
duty In ordera placing turn with tho
Forty first Infantry division for aer
vlo In France.
It la definitely aettled that all tud
enta of tba military science at the
Oragon Agricultural college will got
free uniform from the I'nltcd Slate
County tarhera' Institutes arc now
being held In the various counitc ot
the alate. They began, last April In
Lincoln county and will cud In Mult
nomab on December 1.
The house appropriation committee
adopted an additional Item of in.nim
to cover the deficiency for fire prolee
tlon on Oregon and California and
Cnoa wagon road granla.
Mica Junta Todd baa resigned her
position aa dean of women al Will
amette unlveralty to accept a almllnr
position at Slmpaon college, Indian
nla. Iowa, her aim mater.
Tha announcement of the rale ol
bonda and the award of contract for
tba Ochnco Irrigation project haa
canted a general activity in real e
tal In and near I'rlnevllle,
At the present time there la one.
automobile for each group of IK per
aon In the alate of Oregon, and lift
per cent of all Ihe cars, or slightly
mora than one In three, arc Cord.
Kmery. Olmaiead. president ot the
Northwestern National bank of fori
land, waa elected vice president of Mm
Oregon aerllon of Ihe Pacific North
went Tourlat association nl Hoattle,
fluy W, Talbot, of Cortland, waa
alerted president of the Norlhweatern
Kleetrle Light . I'owrr aaanclatlon. In
convention at Spokane, and Portland
waa cboaen aa the 1918 convention
H. 8- Dixon. Prlnevllle atocktnan;
W. II. Paughtrey, prealdent of tho
Union atockyarda. i'ortland, and K.
P. Marahall, a Pendleton farmer, were
named aa Judge of tho Round Up at
Hood River Bartlett pears -for 'can
ning purpoaea reached tho high water
mark of $37.50 per ton lastVer-k f. o.
b. liood River. Thl la the highest
prlca ever paid In Hood River for
canning Block. ,
Tba Lane County Poultry assocla
tlon which bold It annual exhibition
In connection with tha Lane county
fair October 9. 4 and 5. announces
that thera will be large cah premium
and mora apeclal award than In lha
pat. i ;,' ' ' i ! .
Attorney Oaneral Brown ha filed
la bo luprtao court brlffg (or Ub
atatn III the ll).l- IiiihI I run. I cases,
which are tin appeal from neti-il i-lrrult
rourta. Ihe brief a fill lo lurise vol
nmcR. inaklng a tntul of ".'I printed
In a rolnplele clii'ik iiiade by the
chamber 'f tuiniin'ri r nf He number
of wiHideii M'niii'U mull r nmtrui t In
OreKuii, I lie tolul U I'lii'i i at II. nf
ahlih "fi an- fur tin- Kuiirniiieiil. :'l
na prltate nniuiiil ami .'u lur France.
Added to ht are two uleel hti-Hmera
Mfliiat that are beluii fliimhi-d and :l
other are cither on the way or con
Attorney Oneral lirown, In an opin
ion to Inaurenca Coninuaaloner Walla.
bnlda that Hut" In no limitation
In the iiiiinlier of aucniii tiMt ua ln. ur
ane couipany mil) Of""iit In t !- itlttte
to trauaart autuuiobllii Innuiaiiee bual
lie Tlii.-e luilll'iii iri. id inn iKfl
rulturnl limls i .ill lie iiddi 'I I" 'In' ' I
pMMliirlnn un a "I Hn ttmi by ptH-r
drainnr.e. I the htiitnneiit t Hie ''
Rim Sut" DraliiaKi' bumm Litton In lt
firnl bumiiul report, v-libh ti Jm-t off
An Amerlcail KanUlliMii patriotic
fealltal. participated 111 by Pr Alma
Wclieter I'owrll. tbe world Union
prima iiiin. will bo Ihe leading I'M'
ure of tho npciiliiK of the ctiiitliig etalo
fair, to be huld at flalcm 8'pleuil i
n to :!.
Mr. l-aura Htarclier. Iiel nl tltu
flral city ajlmlnlatrnlimi in the rtmntry
eompoaed entirely ol women, baa re
algned aa mayor of l uinlilla unit umic
to Parma. Idaho, to live Her miy-cft-ar
U Mr Hi-leu T. luint -an. appeiuied
by the council,
Approximately IsoO men left their
placea In Ihe wooden shipyard" of
I'nrtland Saturday morning at In
o'clock In compliance with tln-ir pre
vioua announceiiKiil thul tiny would
atrlke unl'-ita their demand for closed
hope and higher wacen were granted.
It would not lie lawful to Invest the
alate achool luud lii'trrigutlou district
bonds, even though the bonds have
been approved by the state securities
commiswiot-. accordtiib to au opinion
given by Attorney General Drown to
O. (!. lirown. clerk of Hie state laud
Completing the plan originally t P-
uroved of fur its Itend lumber plant,
the Khevlln lllxon couipany will Install
a fourth tmnu mis winter, incn-ums
Ihe daily production to :lti0.iit'0 feet
and adding approximately ir.u men to
Its payroll at the mill and In Iho
Active work on the dales Creek &
Wilson UHcr railroad, now Ik-Iiik
built westward from Wllkesboro. the
terminal of tho Culled Hnilwny. u
ward ttdeauler rear Tllli.iuook. in
progressing rnililly. Tin- lirsl 1"
mllii unit will be completed before tho
first of tin- mr.
I', K. Spenee. master of the slnte
grsntse, Is In Washington. I" rotifer
with party of grangers from other
const stales and representative of the
department of iisrlcnlture In regard to
the price of wheat recently fixed by
the government. Oregon' other dele
giilc Is W. W. Hurrah.
liiirlng the paat week till Industrial
aci-ldeiita. of which three were fatal,
have been reported ' to the slnte in
dustrlnl i ont mission. The vlrilius of
the fatal iiceldenla were: Frank How
ley. Kelso, Wash., logger; Abralunil
Lincoln. I'olilaiid. Hlecl worker; Kurl
Oahl. Peer Inland. Iniwr.
The potts of Newport and Toledo
ield a Joint mooting nt Toledo and
decided to proceed with tho work
or improving Ynuuiim harbor by build
lug Hi" south Jetty as' booh as the
BpticiricMtioiiH arc prepared. Improvo
monl bond will bo sold for $118,000
or a much as the estimates require.
The work will ho done by contract.
Decision of tho slato highway com
mission to postpone construction of
tbe west sldo route of Ihe Pacific
highway until tho completion of the
cast sldo road hua evoked wide Indig
nation. There Is talk or holding a
meeting of roproaeiilntlvcs of west
Bide countlea lo ascertain if clops can
not bo taken to forco tho coirinisBlon
to do otherwise.
A resolution demanding the removal
of Allen II. "Raton as n representative
Itf'the state legislature from Lane
county ud hla resignation as a mem
ber of tho faculty of the University
of Oregon because of his participation
In the meeting of the People a Coun
cil or America for Democracy and
Peace at Chicago was unanimously
adopted at a meet lug of the ttugcue
chamber of commerce.
Drink Through Macaroni.
A stick of mueiironl will serve In
pfnee of n Iiim tube for a patient who
cnniiot alt up to ilrlnk or will some
times Induce n child to ilrlnk Its milk
bn otbtwiM it would not.
Fill In Picture
a m '(
T1IK ol dial )uu drew lr. your Ut picture ha queer locking eyes, hssn't It.
rhlldien? U also I called a wise old bird, lan't It? Nw, children, have
.u ever mn a farm? Hcre'a a chance to draw one or tho moot Impor
tant machines nrd by formers. Clnctnnalu. the great Itoman conqnenjr. after
l..-tin all hts f'M-ii, vvftil bark to the peaceful occupation of cultivating the !.
Murt onr pen M t No. 1. draw a line to !, I and 4 and see Vhat you will -t.
Hoinrtiinra this machlna la operated bjr band. aomtlm by animal and some
tuna by motor.
SWEDEN REALIZES SEATTLE STRIKERS
SERIOUS SITUATION GAIN FIRST POINT
Stockholm Sweden rcalixee the
seriousness of the situation created by
tbe nt-tiit dlsclnhures al WnshlllKtoeJ
reKardlng Ihe Iransmissiou of Ocruiah
dispatches and expect to lake all
Blips possible to put matter right.
Foreign Minister l.liulniaii staled dur
ing an Informal talk. All transmission
ni German dispatches had 4'en lop
ped. he said, olid Germany had been
asked for un explanation of the abuse
of the iirlvitegBi formerly extended.
The foreign minister, during the en
tire conversation, seemed Imbued with
tl; desire to see the situation cleared
CP fully Bud completely on a basia
satisfactory to the fulled State und
Sweden, and in a way to permit the
continuance of the uiosl friendly, cor
dial relations with the American gov
ernmeiit and people.
As soon aa 1 was informed ot Sec
retary Lansing's statement." lie said,
"I immediately gave orders to cease
this practue. This would have been
dune earlier as a niottCr of course had
my attention been called to tho uude
sliahiUty of the practice."
EUROPEAN WAR NEWS
In Flanders. Ilcrllti admits the suc
cess of a local Hrllish altuck ou the
In Chiimpaguo and In tho Verdun
region the German crown princ has
made Ineffectual attucks ugulnst the
Ou Ihe Httinsizia plateau, northeast
of GorUla. and In the region of Monte
Sn Gubrielo. the Italians mi Saturday
advanced their lines on the southeast
Hrltish Hoops, in a successful raid
Into Ihe German lines ncur Cheriey,
southeast of Arran. wrecked dugouts
and defense. Herlin officially sees in
Ih In effort an attack In force and an
nounces Its repulse with hcuvy losses.
Northwest of Khelms the French re
pulsed a strong German attack In the
region of Iilvre. Northeast of Ver
dun, on the riuht bank of Iho Mouse.
Ihe French fire drove back the Ger
mans, who essayed an attack north
of the Caurieni wood.
General Kornlloff, leader of the re
cent rebellion against the- provisional
government, and General Lokomsky,
tho commander of the northern front,
who refused to lake command of the
Russian armies after Kornlloff was do
posed, have been arrested and the re
volt Is ends J.
"Eat Plenty of Hard Food."
"There ore three things to keep In
uilnil vben considering diseases of the
teeth first, that soft food Is Injurious,
nnd Hint plenty of hard food should be
ealeu; second, that Infection In the
gums Mini tooth cuvllies miiy cause dis
orders by the pus being swallowed and
so conveyed to the stomach und In
testines; thirdly, that the pua may
cause -more serious trouble by bclug
ttsorbtd UirQUb. tbe IjaipbaUcu."
Puzzle No. 19
Seattle. Wash Five thousaud strik
ing carpenter. Joiner and hclcr won
tho first point here Monday when one
"of tc largest steel shipyard in l lie
city agreed to uae only lumber cut in
eu:ht hour mill.
Other shipyards and contractors
"stood put" and as a result most con
tracting Jobs In the city were Idle,
while the shipyard either worked
with reduced trews, or not at all.
The strike is an effort to assist
striking mill and forest workers to
obtain an eight-hour day In northwest
The I. W. W.'s. who have been ac
tive in the camp and mill strike, held
an all-day meeting in Seattle Sunday
at which a plan to ' strike, on the job"
was discussed and agreed upon.
The I. W. W.'s plan to resume work
and to cease at the end of eight hours
of work each day.
TRIP TO COAST IS PLANNED
Shipping Board Hopes to Settle
Coast Strike on Seattle Bai.
Washington. Strikes In Pacific
coast shipyards holding government
contracts having assumed such sort
ous proportions, Chairman Hurley, ot
tho federal Bhipplns board, announced
that he was considering going to Sau
Francisco late this week in an at
tempt to settle the trouble.
Strikes si Seattle. Portland. Los
Angeles. Sun Francisco and other
places ou the Pacific coast now are
holding up about 12 per cent of the
government ships under construction.
The shipping board hopes to settle
all on a basis to be determined for
Seattle yards within a few days.
Reports reached the board that Ihe
San Francisco strike was prompted
partly by tin erroneous impression on
the part of the union leaders that the
high wage scale granted by a single
Seattle shipbuilding company had
been agreed to by all and ratified by
Urge Special Session of Legislature.
Portland. Or. 'Hy the unanimous
adopt Ion of a motion, offered by Wil
liam F. Woodward and vigorously
seconded by Mayor Baker, the mem
bers' council of the Portland chamhei
of commerce at Its weekly luncheon
requested Governor Wlthycombe im
mediately to convene the Oregon leg
islature In special session for the
purpose of enacting appropriate leg
islation for the financial assistance ot
dependent relatives of the soldiers
and Bailor who have enlisted from
A Study in Reflection. -
A Kuusm woman Insists that the
vvny to umke windows shine Is to scrub
them with shampoo. This suggests an
cx.ilaniitlou ot tliosolblied surface of
PRICE PUT ON AMERICANS
German Officer to Civ 400 Marks for
Flrt Foe Taken.
Ilritlsh Headquarter in France and
iMrlglum. German military authori
ties ou the western front have shown
concern about Ihe Imminence of the
American army' entry into the fight
ing by offering reward for Ihe pro
duction of the first American prison
er. The general commanding the
eleventh reaerve division recently put
the price of i) mark ou tbe first
American soldier brought dead or
alive, iulo bl line.
Thl Information baa been disclosed
by the diary of a Prussian ergeant of
the twenty-third reserve infantry rep
ImcnL He wrote at tbe end of July:
"We are supposed to have had Amer
ican opposite us for some time now,
and two divisions of Portuguese on
our right Tbe man who bringa in tbe
first American, dead or alive, to bead'
quarters bas been promised the Iron
cross of the first class, 400 marks and
14 days' leave."
Germany Permits Free- Peace Talk.
London The crop of socalled peace
rumor that the German censor are
permitting to sprout in leading Ger
man newspapers convinces the Lon
don press and public that Berlin' is
preparing home "opinion for another
adroit peace maneuver which proba
bly will take definite shape before
the snow files.
Japan Promises to Stand by the Allies.
Philadelphia. Speaking beneath the
tower of Independence Hall. Viscount
lehii. sicclal ambassador of Japan, as
serted complete sympathy of Nippon
with Ideals of human HlH-rty and
promised that h" would stand with
the allies "throughout Ihe druggie for
liberty and for freedom."
Two German Submarines Sunk.
Copenhagen. Two German submar
ines have been sunk by British naval
forces, reports the Bergen correspond
ent of the Tldtns Tegus.- ST.x men
from the U-boats were taken prison
ers. Submarine Rumors Discredited.
Washington. The navy department,
after as- complete Investigation as is
possible. Is satisfied there is no foun
dation for reports of a hostile sub
marine off the New England coast last
Shell Just Misses Sayre.
Paris. Francis B. Sayre. President
Wilson's son-in-law, bas just returned
from a trip to the Italian front with
other American and British officials
of the Y. M. C. A., after having es
caped a sii-inch shell by only 40 feet-
Farmers Big Borrowers.
Spokane. Wash. I'p to the close of
business Saturday S! farmers of the
northwest had borrowed approximate
ly $'.,000,000 through the federal land
Washington Potato Growers Called.
Pullman. Wash. A meeting of great
importance to the potato growers ot
Washington will bo held Friday, Sep
tembcr 21. at North Yakima, to dis
cuss the advisability of adopting for
the state of Washington the proposed
potato grades and standards recom
mended by the bureau of markets of
the United States departmout of agri
culture. THE MARKETS
Wheat Club. $1.96; bluestem, $2;
red Russian, $1.::; forty-fold, $1.98.
Barley No. 1 feed. $1S per ton.
Hay Timothy, $27 per ton; alfalfa,
Butler Creamery, 4bc.
Kggs Ranch, -toe.
Potatoes $50t $t per ton.
Butter Creamery, 47c per lb.
Kggs Ranch. 46c.
Potatoes $5l)?$t0 per ton.
President Asks Children to Help.
Washington. President Wilson is
sued a proclamation calling upon the
achool children of the natiou to do
Iheir part in the war by joiuing tho
Junior Red Cross to assist in tho
mercy work of the senior organiza
tion. Ship Builders Strike in San Francisco.
San Francisco. All work on $150,
000.000 government shipbuilding con
tracts in San Francisco and the bay
region was suspended Indefinitely
when 24,000 members ot unions affili
ated with the Iron Trades Council
truck for a higher was-
CONGRESS HOPES TO
ADJOURN IN OCTOBER
Cloture May Be Resorted to H
Necessary to Speed Up
Action on Bills.
Washington. Congressional plaaa
contemplate adjournment early In Oc
tober. flpeed In tbe annate alone la ft
tUI to carrying this plan Into effect
Tbe house baa almost completed It
work and conferees are making all
possible haste to reach agreement en
measures that have passed both
Indications are thst the senate will
co-operate, aa It rushed through tbe
trading with tbe enemy and the war
bond bills last week lu record time
and has taken bold of the soldier' and
sailors' Insurance bill, one of tbe two
remaining big measures It bas to pa,
with an apparent determination to ex
pedite conaideration of It Clotnre
may be resorted to If necessary.
Agreement on the war credit bill
authorizing $11,518,000,000 of. new
bonds and certificates was reached
by senate and house conferees with
no change In tbe Issues proposed.
Carrying $7,000,000,000, tbe war de
ficiency bill la in the senate's band,
following its passage by tbe house
ate probably will act promptly after
lis appropriations committee, which
is now considering the bill, report.
The committee began hearings on
the bill with Secretary Baker appear
ing as the first witness. The bill I
the biggest money measure In Ameri
can history. Among the larger Item
of appropriation are:
Shipping board. $1,749,000,000; for
tifications, $1,495,000,000; emergency
funds, $:00,000,000; torpedo boat de
stroyers, $235,000,000, and machine
Washington. President Wilson wa
back at bis desk Monday to find war
work far advanced and congress show
ing signs of early adjournment After
10 days' rest, a cruise on the Mayflow
er and a visit with Colonel House, the
president is feeling fit
He let congressional leaders know
that he wants action thts session on
the soldiers' and sailors' insurance bill
and has other legislation pending
which might prevent adjournment
early iu October.
.One of the biggest jobs ahead ot
the president this week is determina
tion of a fair retail price on bitumin
ous and anthracite coal. His procla
mation is expected before October 1.
A gross margin of from $1.50 to $2
per ton for retail coal dealers is un
derstood to be favored by Fuel Admin
The consumer who carts away hi
own coal probably will receive a slight
CAMP READY FOR 18,000
men 01 raovui v, .v ,,, w
Tacoma, Wash. Orders have been
received at Camp Lewis to break up
the companies into skeleton organisa
tions ot 30 men each to prepare fot
tho now draft of 18.000 men. Men o.
Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Ala
ka will lie grouped together when the
new draft arrives, and as far as possi
ble the men of the same cities and
towns will be together.
Northern California will be a dis
trict by itself and southern California
another district. The fourth district
will include Nevada, Utah. Wyoming
and Montana. The arrivals will total
3500 a day. Arrangements have been
made for a large receiving (bed near
the entrance. It Is thought the entire
18.000 will be bandied as easily a the
first 5 per cent
Troops Sent to Aatoria.
Portland, Or. By recommendation
of Governor Withycombe, who acted
at the request of the Hammond Lum
ber company, one company ot tha
Third Oregon infantry was sent to
Astoria by Colonel Clarence E. Dent
lor. United States army, commanding
this army district in connection with
the shipyards strike there.
"Riches hns . wdnga." said Cnclo
Kben. "Ef you don't bellere It. loot
at da leathers In ds millinery tore."