Weston EADER VOLUME 40 WKSTON. OKECON. FRIDAY, SKIT. 28. 1'J17 NUMBER 16 OREGON HEWS NOTES OF GENERAMNTEREST Principal Events of the Wtek Briefly Sketched for Infor mation of Our Ruder. Ta l nnul Talk Cnntiiy fair held a palla laai week. Portland night arbmila will open throughout the iliy on Oi tuber 1 Tba Oragnn Palrymrna league haa been formally nrganlied In Portland Wharf anil dorks fir the new saw- III at lleedapnrt are now building. I'uaUlla County imwiI talua tlea I hi yrer will b- annul 5D,000.- Whlngtnn count fruitgrower na na brvetlag their prune crop Mon ger rtep emjat' annual Indnatrlel 4 arbonl fair held in Airi laai week. Tba data of Iba Hernilalnn dairy and he now baa been e for October : asd 27. Tba federal rerv brmh bank nf PortUnd will open fer butinea on October I. Tnur hundred thousand trout fry vara liberated In Fifteen Mile creek rr Dufur Tba Klamath Hcboul f air amwla tlen ta planning to bnld an Induatrial fair aoma tlma In October. Tba Washington county 'air will ba bald on tba reclftc I'nlveralty campue t Forwt Orova October 3 1. Qovereor WUbyronibe baa Uaued reclamation declaring Tueaday. Oc lobar , to be fire prevention day. The 1Mb annual contention of the Orga Women fbrletlan Temperance union will b held at Albany Octolwr II I J Pre.it. of llarrlaburg. met in aunt death br coming In contact with blgb tenilon wire carrying IX"00 trolia. About 00 carload of prunea hae Nen ablpped from the Milton aertlno during tbla eson. breaking all pre vious record During thla year the aiaie highway depart men t bta drawn plana (or 2b county bridge, tba total rout of which aggregate t&OO.ono. Iletween S.OOO.oOO and g.Mn.ono pound of prune U the estimate of Douglaa county' preaent crop a md by prominent buyer. Tba City of Gold Hill haa purchased the MrClure power lte. water right and dltche for power purpose In op erating tba city water plant. Curry county ha requeued the tit highway coromtaslon to make a urrey along the col from the Coo county boundary to the California Kale line. Forty or & tou of the evergreen ' blackberrle that grow wild In nearly etrery part of Marlon rounty are be ing delivered dally to the two ran nerlea of Salem. Wlllalm Ilenderaon Paekwood. aged IS, the lait eurvlvlng member of the Oregon territorial legislature, that adopted the data constitution, died rrlday at Daker. A atari for better roads la being made In Grant county In the aurvey not Hock to will t. one of pout mad (rum I Long Creek. Thl road will tap of the beat arctlona In norihern Grant county. Oeorge loHi ho operate Hie l.lhhy mine, near Marshfleld. I planning to aid In mealing tltt roaal furl hortgo by reopening the South Marahfleld coal mine which ba been Idle for several year. William Will, of Seattle, haa been warded rontracta by the Port of Aa tori commission for the construction of the workhouse of the new grain torage tanka at the port dock. The eonaldaratlon I 158,913. A atudy of the punting prima dls ate that have been canning heavy oe to Oregon growera for aeveral yeara ba been taken up by the botany and plant pathology department of the Oregon Agricultural college. Rate declared to be preferential and unjustly dlerlmlnatory agalntt lum ber mill of the Willamette vlley ware attacked at an Interstate com merce commission hearing held In fed eral court at. Portland before C. It. Maraball. attorney-examiner. The public aenrleo commlalon i rested with full power to rln or low cr treet railway rates In the cltlc of the state, providing that after a full and complete hearing the facta Justify oeh aetlon. Attorney-Ueneral Brown ba adTlaed the roaamlaalon. Tha 117 Hood Rlrer apple crop, which will approximate l.OOO.OUO buila, JAiaftrfCCOrdlfil. to fit P. Boa- ham, dir't lor oi l in- I 'ur I i.iikI oIImm of tha I'nlii'd lli' liiiiiiiKiatloii bu reau, lia pli kxd tu a liirti" rttnit by women, ow ing to Hi" m un ity of uien. The Italia illy loiuull hun In-slrueli-d t'lly .Viliiim l (.ml in like up with thi' tiregoii i niiK"'iliinl di'lraailon the nmiii-r nf rurinii pir mlenloli frmn Hn' ( ih-ral gi rinni-nt for Ihf ill) 1" pun hum- i'mi inn of II. At '. rallae) la ml elmui Hit- kmI'T- heil nf Canton inrk ni I hi- minimum prti e of l"1! ai f In I" iiki iJ pi r- prlualh a a wiili-r ri ..! ftuperrlaor flarnea. of the Mlnam a llonal foreal, I laauing In ular laltrra to farmer In bla itlirl i. lth blaaka for Hum I" till. In iii'It Hi I' urn hl llvenlnrk i ai h will liai" lo 'II It bnlrhi-ra iln lall uml li. " In form thi" iiallmMl ioiiih It ni il'-d-lia. AfK'r (under I nvfaii gallon Into the advlaabllny of convening lb b-glala-turo In r iraorllnary ilun. Oovrroor Wllhyroinrie epr-iil ihr liellr-f lhat there . ill r no nerraally nf railing a ar"lal aeealon M rare fur ilfpend rnla of inin callid Into lb- nillnary or natal orrvlee. 1 " th Tb II iiiuntira of thf aiaie In whlrh C. grant land lie are to re- reive the bark laia. p-MiaUlm and In- ere due on the laud up to June . 1111 a aoiiu aa the machinery of the aecreiary of the ireaaury can ptrparo the warianta and forward llnui to lb different rountlea. Mlnlatera of the Methodlal Kplaropal rhurrh and ihHr lvi-a repr--ntlng 200 church"a are atiendltiK the er.ih an nual aeaalon of the Orrgun ronfi-renre, whlrh convened In the Jnnira A Kb- jamea A r.n- n Hpringfieu i Ita "lon brrl Memorial rhurrh I Tuewday and will cloae Ha Monday, tdioner I. The China pbunt aranon open Tueaday. Ortobrr I. and rliwra at aun ail. Wednraday, OrtntM-r 31. Tin- proa pert a are lhat Ihi- cnmlni: a'-aaon will be one of the brat ever enjoed. aa from kll aourrea II la reporti'd that tba blrda are more pli-ntiful thai ever bo fore In the hlalory of the alate Taxes for the year I'M" ri-mnlnlii unpaid whrn the im rollm-for a ofrtra Cloai-a for lh day. iV.tober , will be come delinquent 30 ilnya later, or on November t. Taxc that art- wil paid before the latter ilnd' will lie liable to an Intereat charge of 1 per rent and an additional penalty of 6 per rent. The Oregon Hop Urowera' aaaorl l Inn haa served nollre on Ha nvnv her lhat II will lake It-giil aiil.in lo force member to abide by their con tracta to e their hop through tha aasociailnn. Home of the memhera. It la atd. are now contracting their hop In buyer outside the aim Lilian. I'nder law paaaed by the laat leg lalaliire the road aupervlanr system la to be abollKhi'd next year. In lis ali-ad the ralntillKhmenl. innalrurtlun and innluli-nniire of nil rountv road shall be epilrely under the Jurisdic tion and lonirol of (he county' court, w ho may employ a county roadmasler. The rounty court of Wallowa rounty haa signed Iho contract for hullillnR (he Flora KnlerprlKo road. Thl pro- jert la included lii the plan of forest roads which are to he built by the United Slates foreal service ami the slnte in co-operation. The county will appropriate ffiiHIO lo the work, the stale $!2,M'ti and the federal govern muni l2.r.tm. Mitsui & Co.. a InrKi) Japanese con- "" tttl1 w"rtl "' '"' ' iho roliimbi. Knglneerlng Work, of Portland, If the board will allow the vctiM'Irt to lake out .liipn ncao registry when completed. This is contrary lo the board's policy. Senator Mr Nary Is urging the request, to be granted, especially as the ship ping hoard Is not now ready to place It own contract with this yard. In this iw.i-1 hu nt nnrt nf Dom-lna county, near the Lnne line, about nine mile from Yoncaiia. is a vast deposit of rlnnnbar that has heretofore attract ed some attention, but the magnitude of which haa never been comprehended. II 1. Mni-utAt-a nf llfiHnlinri!. In now the owner, title has been straightened out. and the property is now being de- vcloped. The ore body Is a vast monn. t.in and millions of ton of mineral are In lght. Undaunted by the fact that pepper- mint oil la one of Ihe few product lower In price because of the war. and Ilntr unprocedrnlcd drouth. Oregon I'epper- mint growers In the mlilst of their harvest are planning on enlarging their acreage next year, confident that when peace comes the old miirket price of from $5 to $tl a pound, as com pared with the prevailing quotation of $3, will be reatored. the tlrat KueeosKiui csampie H- tne lithographic nrf wn produced 120 year ago by Aloys Senefeliler: n lui vnrinn, who produced n piece of music printed by tola procea. fn tf!n Tl Is offered in prizes for the WESTON LEADER'S POPULARITY CONTEST Heginnin"; Tuesday, October 2, 10 a. m. Closing Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a. m. FIRST PRIZE $50, SECOND $25, THIRD $15 and FOURTH $10 i t0 )Q j)aj(j jn cash x successful contestants. 10 percent ol Collections will be paid to each and every contestant in addition, that none may work without recompense. 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Watts. E. O. DeMoss. must be of one prescribed and fw.. j. r.,.,.,...tc box eacli week must tally with Leader Editor and Publisher SHCPBOILOERS QUIT WORK President Wilton' Effort to Avoid a Sink rail, fori la nd, Ore. I'realdent Wilson telegraphed a direct appeal to the union men of I'ortlaod Sunday, aak lug lUeto to rum linn- at work on hlp- I nii lUeto to roni linn- at work on building and aaauring thi-m of a " deal." but It did not aufflce to arc pllah Uih resulla aougbt. for at a cial mas meeting of the men al "falr atcoto- ap- afflll- ali-d with the steel and wooden ship Induitriea here, al the municipal au ditorium, a atrlko order waa Isaued for teel ship plant, effective at 10 o'clock Monday morning, and It waa ordered that the wooden worker re main out. Thla mem the complete lleup of the ateel and wooden ahlphulidlng In duatrjr of Portland and vicinity. Inso far a the anions may be able to doo. San Francisco Wg Schadul Signad. San Francisco. A temporary wage schedule which will permit 30.004 iron workers who struck here last week, to return to work Immediately upon ratification of the agreement by tha unlona concerned, pending final adju dication of their dlfferencea by tha federal board of conciliation. wi sign ed here at a confereuce between rep resentative of the men, their employ er, and federal mediator. 24,000 Chinese May go to Franca. l'ekin. The president and the cab inet have agreed to Ihe plan of send ing a trial division of Z4.0D0 Chinese soldiers to France If money, equip ment and shipping arc available. The entente allies have approved the pro position and France i eager lo re ceive the contingent La Folletle'a Resignation Demanded. Washburn, Yi, Demand for hia resignation is to be sent to Senator La Follette by the Washburn Loyalty league, which also is to send a tele-L-ram to the President of the United states senate sklug tbal Seoator La Follette be impeached. THE MARKETS Portland. Wheat Club, $2; bluestem, $;,05; red Kussisn, 1!R; forty fold. 12.03. Barley No. 1 feed. 150 per ton. Hay Timothy, $27 per ton; alfalfa, $24. lluttcr Creamery, 46c. Kggs Uanch. 42c. Potatoes 2 j 2 He. Seattle. Butter Creamery. 47e per lb. Errs Ranch, 49c. Potatoes $i0ti $80 per ton. northwest wheat PRICE IS S2.0!) Washington. Food Director Hoover announced to Ihe rcpresentaUves of the Oregon, Idaho and Washington wheat growers, that the food adminis tration had decided to establish pri mary wheat markets at Portland and Seattle, with a basic price of $2.05 per bushel. This would enable these ports to make shipments, if water transportation were available. The decision was said to be satis- factory although there still remains a discrimination or lo cents a ousnei against the wheat growers of the northwest as compared with the cen tral west. The government will make the base price of wheat at San Francisco and Los Angeles $2.10 a bushel. The growers expressed concern over the reported arrival on the Pacific st 90 (100 'rrels of Australian flour and the addition of 60.000 barrels .... J . - .. ri.n fl..ii !. ,-.(,',. ...! , , between is and is a barrel The immediate payment of the ac- crued taxes and penalties on the un- rf & fc"',a 8nt laiul8 lvised b" ,he sec" opening and disposition of a portion jn " to w- sentlns the department injustice, who has been sent to 1'ortland to take charge of the final disposition of the questions involved in the land grant controversy. Not only will those por tions of the agricultural land which have been classified by the depart ment be opened to entry as soon cs possible, but the timber will be placed on the market and aold as rapidly aa it can be disposed of at a reasonable price under the terms of the Cbaaber-laia-Ferria revacunest act. pHJJS JO INFLUENCE CONGRESS ARE BARED Message Sent By Bernstorff Asking Authority to Spend $50,000 is Revealed. Washington The American govern ment' publicity spotlight reveallag German Intrigue In neutral land turned Dpon the eipenditara of money by the Berlin foreign office la aa ef fort to Influence congress on the eve of the rut bleu aubmarine campaign which drove the United Stale to war. Secretary Laming made public with out comment the teit of a meeag sent by Count von Bernstorff to Ber lin laat January aaklng authority ta use $50,000 to Influence congress through an organization which th foreign office w reminded had per formed similar servtc before. 8uggat Declaration Favoring Irelaaal To cupplement thl move Voa Bern torff suggested an official declara tion In favor of Ireland for Its effect here. The organization to be em ployed waa not named in the message, and Mr. Lansing did not discus it Identity. This disclosure adds another chap ter to the amazing story begun with publication of the fsmmis Zimmerman note, In which Germany proposed aa alliance with Mexico and Japan against the United State and which haa Included the German Swedlah . breaches of neutrality in Argentina and Mexico. Lanalng Espeaea Deadly derm Plat How Germany "shamefully abued and exploited" the protection of tha United State by secreting in the Ger man legation at Bucharest, after tha American government bad takea charge of Germany' frairs at tha Roumanian capital, quantities of pow erful explosive for bomb plot a a de'5r Microbe, with in.tnjetioaa for their use In destroying horse and cat tle, was also revealed by Secretary Lansing. Von Igel Papera Proof of Plote. Further disclosures of far reaching German propaganda, intrigue and plots In this country prior to th diplo matic break with Germany were made by the committee on public In forma tion. In a bulletin tyled "Official Ex pose," the committee quotes numeroua letters and extract from letter elied by the department of justice in April, 19J, in a raid upon the New Yor office of Wolfe von Igel. Von Igel. in csrrying on thia mani fold pro-German and anti-American activities, the documents show, waa in constant touch with the Gennaa Embassy and with Count von Bern storff, German ambassdaor to th United States. ARGENTINE FOR RUPTURE House Followa Action of Senate air) Vote for Break With Germany. Buenos Aire. The chamber of dep uties has voted in favor of a rupture with Germany. The rote was 53 to It. The president has power to eta the action of parliament, but popular clamor is such that this is unlikely. Changes in the situation since tha senate vote of 23 to 1 In favor of diplomatic break will require another vote in the upper house on the saa question before any resolution an nouncing the congressional support of such a step is formally put up to the president for approval or disapproval. The authorities have been advised officially that the strike in the city of Santa Fe during the last month waa fomented and supported by Germane. 12.000 to Quit Seattle Yard. Seattle. -Strike at 10 o'clock Satur day morning of 12,000 member of tha 15 metal trades unions employed In Seattle shipyards and allied contract shops was ordered by the Seattle Met al Trades council, the central organi zation of the 15 unions, as a result, it was said, of the insistent demand ol the rank and file of the shipyard workers for a "showdown" on tha long-pending wage increase contro versy. Troop Train Porter Die. Camp Lewis. Tacoma. ' With 4ST Montana men for the draft army and a dead negro porter, a special train arrived t Camp lwis. The men ar held in qusrters while an inveetlga, tion into the cause of the porter's death is being nude by Colonel D. V. Have. Pendleton, Or. Yakima Canutt woo tba Round Uu bucking contest.