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WESTON. OKEGON. FRIDAY. VZC 2H. 1917
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Eventi of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
Ths Crneh and fvarluiie rounijf
.Mrlcullttrel rouitcll held a merlins In
There are H.2M rtiihlrcn between
th nin fit 4 hihI Jn rn in .Molluo
Mr nll- MrMahan. 7 fr old.
dld at Hat'lll Mil uimwil I III' III 4
lit Oregon In 1 It 41
Tb IfciiigU niiiiii) riiiirt baa
proprltl IfiO.iNio i tiny IiImtIt bonds
In bo liM a riiiirt bona luiul.
Krtry on of lh 71 resident of
lb loon of I . In (Irani imiuly. ha
Joined th llm Cm... ii u rMirid.
Frank Wln-rt. a young nmii, r-l-dent
of All II'. droanril In lh"
l.urklaiuiilx wltll blplus n drive
A soon a Ih right of way between of hating raised more iimm Y pr rs
Bnd anil Fort llork ran l aecured t,la ,,r (. y m i a finul ilian anv
lb Hirahorn railruail alii brain con
Jaann Marhaitu, plunder rnrrrhaut
of Voo lounly. I drad. II a
rl(liit of Myrll I'ultil, whr li bail
arcumulainl lara foriun.
'liona ar l-ln rlrrulali In nut
vn arl of l.lnroln rnunty ili-maml
ln rfII of Ciimiiy JiuIkr Mllli-r ami
routmllonr Hurt ami Wnkrfirlil.
A brrlln plant HI b ralalillabi'il
III Albany In Mm to liamll ni rar
crop of tra brrri. loaaiibi rrlc. plif
onivnal hcrrl and oilirr aiunll IrulU.
Ily vol of 194 III Imur In HI
aaaliist. th i rnirnl nroauii Irrliiaiimi
dlatrlrt formnl in lirni huim nmn
Ijr at lh lwllon lirld on ilm projwi.
(h ruiiniy dairy rm-n ilnlin licit
mor (natoualibrril dairy iMk Iimk
hn purcbaaH thi In lb" ll thn-
far than In any olbi-r awtiun of tb
Th afoml and third rmnpMiilr of
lh Orn rat artllbi y i-ri- ai 'i
prntd ih a t hrlKtinaM trtfi of i
pbnnoraptl by th !rla' boiiur Kuai I.
Th fdral anvrriiMH iii ha arnt
Mia Anna llarrott aa ita ripninlit
llv In fmd rnnrwntnn utk I" tr-
son Agricultural rolKi' from Itrt-riu-
br 31 lo January 5.
MmlM-r of lh lynl Onl. r of
M'H) In Oron ll orgaiilm' a alai
fluid day aaaorlatlon at th" tlm of
dHtraHnf th no MmiK ti'inpl In
Portland. January 3,
Blate Oamn Wardmi Shormnki-r Im
laauvd an ordvr to rloa ruiniiirrri.il
Tithing on Tall!"" !. n th Smith
rn Tarlflo ra!l. r-iii lh I'mp
qua and Hlualnw rlvr
Th atat hlnhy drparlnirnt ha
prpard for auhmlaalon to Hi gov
rntnnl for approval a project for
hard surfacing Jl mile of Hi I'ncifto
highway In Marlon county from post
road funds. contracts on these Job because of nl
Th heavy rainstorm of tho. past UkiU discrepancies In bundling tho
week did considerable damage In work.
Lincoln county. Two bridges wer The Valley 8111 railway corn
damaged on the line of the Corvnllls pany, which has Just comptetod Its
4V Kaatern railroad near llurrla on lino as fur as Valet, In the Sllet
Mary's river. basin, will begin the operation of rrg-
After s long and rcmnrknhly hrtl- ultir passenger and freight trains on
llant rarr aa a nilnlstr of lh go- January 1. The road will operate be-
pel, tn of which ho Mpent as pnntor iwi.cn Independence and Valets, and
of th First CnugrgHtloiinl church, of w tap some or the richest agricul-
Portland, Dr, l.ttthcr It. Uyott died el tuiul and timbor lauds lit western
his home In that city. Oregon.
Attorney Oenersl Drown has Inform- Hood River valley produced only
sd the ts Industrial accident com- about two-thirds of Ita 1916 apple crop,
mission that psnslon awards mado to according to a special apple report,
eltlinns of Austria-Hungary sre sua-
nsnded during th war on the ground
fhst they sr. .lien enemlrs.
B. D. Cuslrk, of Albany, state sena
tor from I-an and Linn roiinllea. mis
announced his randldary for th r.
puKllean Homlnatlon for state treasur
er. Mr. CtlSlcg I tne nrnt m"'
ter Ibis office formally to declnre hi
Approximately lS.onn men are build-
Ing ship In Oregon, according to
Tfport which has been compiled by
B. P. Bonham. Vnlted Stat Imnil-
a-ratlnn 'Inannctor In chargo at Port-
iand for forwarding to the depart-
IjUWllt Ul I WW. .
Discovering that the Southern
Pacific has t are In lh firewood serv-
ics wllh racks lhat will only hold from
.l.hl l .Inn r.inlR Of WOOl I. rilOUC
Bervlce Commissioner lluchlel wrote
Ul company asking that It Immediate-
ly remedy the situation.
Farmers living near Harrlsburg have
formed a romperatlv assurlatlon anl
propose to build 25 barrel mill st that
city. Plsns for the structure
v ' i. ..j Ar.wn iid and the mill
nl farmers living in thai section.
Hank alii In bu ami li In mii farm
who IrIi In join "pig iIiiIm" I lirli'4
iikiikiiI fur iliinualiiiiii llu- tir oy
I. (I Alli'S. li Kil'T III pig I lull WOlk.
I'mli-r i In- i-iiihImIiiIik HrimiN'il by Mi.
Allen III Imlika agree to li-lul Hip rli'l
In ii inning lur iiirrliiig piKH or
IiUHMI SflWa Ml ( H T I Mil Illli li'Kl
Only iui i-lii ill aux-k mat be rli-d oy
I In' t lull iiii'IiiIm i Tin' ihlldiru hat
niii'iliiKK aMl ili'iiuuiiiili ii ami are
ommiKi'il Ihiuogli llu' mI1 u( aeboul
William Alders, c. r, chapman and
W II, INmImmi. (if Pnrtlliil, rr IttUlfil
by (JmiTli'ir Willi)! iiiiiIh' aa liif-lndirs
of a riiiiuiiUMuli In luteal Igali- t ri-a'li-rry
ami tlalrvliiK i iiiiilillniiH In III
alale. 1'lii'W' i ii Kill ml villi I'Klrv
ami h'lnul rniiiiiiluiliim r Mlikli- end
W. K Ni'i ll.
W. K Ni'Wi ll. ut Portland, saalatsnl
('Ii rul f'Hul Hilinliilitiruiiir fur rKi,
Will go to Washington, I. '.
lui'Ki iil at a nuifi n un' ( alati nl
m In li rul in h In lir In li thirr January
I ami ! Hi- mill n urra. ii I W. II Ayr.
aliili' Mil ml n li I ul'ir. who lull riniilly
ri lunu il from a aliullur airalmi.
Muiiitiiiulh It at It arhiiul hiia Hie honor
Oilirr blah m IiimiI In the atalr, anurd
Ink lo (iKun-a Juat maii publlr by lln
ainin oricanlialliin. Willi an apportion
nif ii I of no I In- arhiMil ralmd t'M. or
3'i4 prr rent of llu' guma akrd for.
llurlni tb pan I wrrk tu Induatrlal
arrlili'iilK mrrw ri'purU'd l th alai
linlualrlal acrldrnt rnniuiinr lun. (if
tbia numlKT fuur Mrr fatal, ua
fullii: Adolph Apluiid. Hrappoo,
loaning; Alfnd llm-l. I'owrr. loit
Klnii; Carl Kvrri'ul. I'ortliiuil. tol
nurkK, and M. Ilanai'ii, Wralport.
nrnKun vlll promih t'balrman
llurli'v. of tlii I iuli'il Htair alilpplim
iMianl. Dial .'! vkkhIiui bull ran bo
riiiiipli'tnl In I'.'IX fur Kowrnuirnt pur
pimm In juriln aluiiK Hir Wlllaiiii'lii.
and Columbia rivers and thoae at Or
Kn ruaat wirl On a baala of 3&UO
ton. ddi'l:bt for acli ablp. that
III tin-all l:i.Ht tuna.
Cn plain W. A. Arnold. hu hna Iwn
oikhiiUIiik tli 1'HK ' and lilinlH-r
worki'i uf t'iMw iiuiiily. linn vlhllril h'I
bill our. luKKliig rump In thr i-iiiitiiy
and hna algm-d appronimnlrly 1 1 5
mr mix i In I In- Ixiyal lct.ui of lz
((rii und I.iiiiiIm'i- Wuiki r. All romp
ritirn'd iirartkally joo n-r rrnt of
bt i-mpluyra an ni'-mlM-ia.
Th aiato board of t-iiBnlr, whlrlt
comprlaoa im iiiIktu of Hit' atai Imard
of luallti and aupfrinlt-ndt'iita of both
luatiii aayltinia, wnrdrn of th pi'in-
tontlnry and uprrlw-iid''iit of tho In-
atltuttun fur fi-t-blo inindrd. hna ap-
proved for atvrllltatiou ai'vorul raura
i nl(t Orguu atale hoapltal for tho
liismto and at th atnto peiiitentlnry.
Slut IliKhway Kni;lnei'r Niinn baa
started saaembllng a fore of men to
reaunt work on the Bvcuaen and C'lat
akanle Job on the lower Columbia
river IliKhway. Mr, Niiiiii haa aorvotl
uolien on tho Warron ( onntruetioit
oompany of th termination of the
jlmi Msued by the bureau of crop cm
, ,... A boiler showing ... th ret
, 'f ,., .,. tends to make up for this
decrease, although the state as a whole,
will fall a lililu short of lust year,
producing .ri0.000 barrels, or 1,950,000
boxes. In 1H1".
Governor Wlihycnnih bas en
nounced thnl nl lh rwiuesl of Mayor
Ilntkett, of Oregon CHy, and Sheriff
wUhoii, of Clackamas county, about
half of the fore of special agents that
have been stationed In that county to
ai-h for troubles which might arise
because of differences between paper-
nim employers and employes will tie
...mined for a time at least.
Oregon students will visit und speak
t nearly every high school In the
8(to during the university Christmas
hl III I1VS BIUI eitrOUl'UKO ton IIIIIIIIS 1U
rntniio their education rather thiin
gV It tip at the end of their high
school course. All boys under tho
,iraft age will be urged In enter col-
,.R(. and prepare themselves for moro
fflrlent service when they are called
The Pacific Telephone
mw ka AM. .it th. pojoiQ
J WitKm Reach of the Farm
-J ' with this V
iiaim mrm mt hmmi
Tkt (ana affm UnKao OK (My
axa mrm. H 0ilx4
Im Im (aaMlr m4 kkm U
la mm thm mmt INaat
fa. Ua tatam t faaaly.
laliy aM tot Out Omton4 mm
rwr life fall ami nuipitw
(wtf aanabn af yvur family
Mi twty day tsaiinro 0m-
Dr. S. L. KENNARD,
fM'Mi-i' r H.imlKKlon a pronoHnl fur tin
iiHlHlniilit of a lira Kvati'm of loll 5
illhiam-f iata In (trgon. Ihu propositi
aiKii'iu to It i-kialilialii'd on llu- tmii
or I. Im k IiiikIh, almllar to the kvkU ni
UHnl by tlir ti'lramph and i x prosit cum
pMtilra. It la stan d thnl. under tlio
propoKnl. If It l accepted by the com
tnliutlon. a n-durtlon will be shown In
B3 per rent of the rates, while about
22 per cept will remain tho aant and
th balance will ahow Increases.
Keclamntioit directors of the federal
government have approved the reclam
ation of th lower Klamnth lake inarrh
lautln by use of a gntu Installed at the
Southern Pacific company'a crossing
ovnr Klamath strait. This marks the
end of five years' effort devoted to
providing reclamation for s tract of
'tr...'7' E i i. ! . JB
Mi . . . ToU4o tn4 nC thtmn 4lhoutM
64.000 acres of the most fertile land the capital oi a large torce ot reieaseo. 0enera Allenby In Palestine was re
in this locality. It Is probable thnl Gorman war prisoners, to whom arms porte1 ln a statement issued by the
40.000 acres will be available for past- are being handed over, according to Brttisn war department Since the
urage next year. The gato already some of the reports. Referring to these Turkg were driven out of Jerusalem
la installed. An effort will be made rtt rumors, the l'etrograd correspondent tney nave been conducting guerrilla
Washington to have the national bird
reserve now on this land removed to
ground unsuitable for agriculture. t
Hunt la Leaally Arliona's Governor.
Phoenix. ArU. Ending a bitter po-
lltlcal fight of moro than a year, the
supreme court of ArUona handed
down a decision holding George W. P.
Hunt Is legally governor of Ariiona.
The decision displaces Thomas E.
Campbell, who has been acting gover-
nor alnce January 23. 1917.
Halifax Dead are Estimated at 1500.
Halifax-Tho latest estimate of dead
In the Hallfux disaster is 1500.
Ouls No. 2 whit feed. $57 per ton.
Barley Standard feed, $55,50 ton.
Com Whole, $75; cracked. $76.
Hay Timothy, $27 per ton; alfalfa,
49c per lb.
Eggs Ranch, 45c per do.
Potatoes 11. 254.11.50 per hundred.
Poultry Hens, large, 20c; small.
18c; gees. 14t l8o; ducks, 20c; tur-
keys, live, 2.Vij2r.c
Butter Creamery. 65c per lb.
Eggs Haurh. 54c per do.
Potatoes $32t 35 ppr ton.
Poultry Hens, 22S?25e; dressed.
14628c; broilers, 30c; turkeys, live.
mi . WHO. .
Al I' kM .V "(
vark fat lr mn. Mlti k tan
am. ).M t)til M) li 4
tmir ' 'aaulr tM
iwm.it iuri fit4 iWr
aa nhrfaal k4 mtW MM
Only n OvrUM tivt teH tKc
vnt )M lamily Md (n
manor cm M iht pnrv it H ntdom
No Mhrr givn turtt roomy com
tnrt, ouch prnvvr fund rtfxwmy. such
hrauty nd modern rqwpmmt l
tiyHrrr nrtv hr ptrt.
Its fr.nrwj uphot(iry ftnd lorf
HrribtK "ofd otra rooui and
fat to ialM4. ihut all fuxa
h4ian4 b.ppBuRi ihaitW
Ort aa Orflan4 ai4 ktp hi
lauch w.lh sFltft. bolh buml
n4 IOC Mil HHjilodalrl
aa 0rUn4 ya tt tM
TeiltOnS Are Pushing Commer-
cial Interests to Their
London. Many news dispatches
from l'etrograd speak of (he supposed
Impending arrival of the Germans
there, which Is said to be the universal
topic of discussion in the city, but
every one seems to have a different
version. Many of these stories center
around reported concentration near
or me rost says tnai unquesiionaoiy
thousands of German war prisoners
are flocking towards l'etrograd from
alt parts of Russia, but he believes
that at present a
Phl,8 ot ,,,e situation is the active
d thorough manner m which tne
Germans have been pushing trade with
Russian since the frontier was opened.
' reports they are making the most
or a commercini opportunity nui-ii aa
the world has never seen before, in-
"much as Russian industries are near-
Vf deed and th Germans have no com-
leaders, the IVtrogrsd
correspondent of the Morning Post
innn.. In ho litu-nillllllT emiselnilS
says, appear to be becoming conscious
of hopeless failure, while the corres
pondent of the Dally News writes:
"There is a tremendous and growing
opposition to the Bolsheviki among
all classes. Men who formerly sup
ported them are turning against them
and 'German hirelings' la a common
twin of denunciation,
In consequence of the postponement
of the peace negotiations at Brest
Lltovsk, because the Germans were
not ready to reply to tho Russian
terms, the Russian delegates are re-
ported to be returning to retrograd.
where .apparently tuey are expectea
to await tbo arrival of the delegation
from the euemy powers which Is to
participate in a conference for discus-
8IOII Ot tne political aspitta ui aa
eventual peace conference.
It Is getting so now that n mun can
tlo almost as much with mnchluery as
uprrabsjndawre of psysjur Ml IM JS
i p tn Nor Motor. 4 KOUlt
AJto. ttsxtrte etsjrtkM lkM-
tf4 eytletn. 0MsPttX etmiiiiniffy
urns 11 s mcb tar
me iprcd; 111 iocs, wboflbootl
brtMity and ktaury.
Now yo Know wky yoJ Met
grt yosjr order mi at oaot to ioi
BRIEF WAR NEWS
In the Champagne around Moron
triUlera. French troops carried out suc
Suraklur in the house of commons
David Lloyd George, the. British prime
minister, said that the margin of losses
at sea was narrowing. The sinkings
by submarines, he declared, were de
creasing, while shipbuilding was in
creasing.' The situation in Russia continues
obscure, although such reports ss are
coming through indicate that the Bol
shevik! movement is losing ground In
the face of the opposition from tho
Ukrainians and the followers of Gen
Further progress by the forces of
warfare in the north and east of the
city, splitting up into numerous small
bodies to attack British outposts.
Not only are the Italian lines hold
ing in the Monte Asolone region, on
tne norUlern front, where s threaten
inJ( gaent was drlven in them e,rly
,a8t week but practically all the lost
gr(Jun(1 wa8 reCovered. The Italians
hRve liegatived much of the enemy ad-
vanc(i ana- even the German accounts
, the ,..( concede that foTKhe
prwnl tne a8sre88lve on tUe ltal.
ian slj0 wlth the Asolone heighU the
objective of repeated attacks.
TOIICT RAISED PRICES
I Utlll IIIUMI
War Used ss Cloak to Cover Advances
in Meat Stuffs, Says Heney.
Washington. That a food trust or
ganized by the big beef barons used
the war-made opportunity to boost
prices. Is alleged by Francis J. Heney,
federal trade commission examiner.
Subject to the mandate of this se-
eret merReri he deciared. are prices of
meat, poultry, dairy products, leather,,
grain and canned goods.
Heney promised to uncover the
track of this food merger in a series
of public bearings to follow the com
mission's sessions here last week,
which disclosed the financial legerde
main by which control of tbe Chicago
,tockytrd8 was obtained by the big
n,. tmiiiii.i with so much of our
8lweei, tj,nt the donors Insist
.. Jt t nU wnicrfc
a .. . .
CROZIER BLAMED .03
Inventor of Lewis Gun Telle ef
Controversy With Chief
Washington. Responsibility for ord
nance snd rifle shortage In the Astert
Icen army was laid en General Cre
slr, chief of ordnance, by Colovel
Isaac Lewis. Inventor or the Lewis ae
cbine gun, in testimony before tte
senste military affsirs com mitt. ' '
Colonel Lewis repeatedly stated H
the committee thst General Crester
sttltud toward him snd his leveatiee)
was the result of prejudice sad per
sonal animosity. He declared Oeneeei
Crosier wee autocratic, reepoBslble
for alleged failure to properly eawlf
th American armies and for allefed
lack of progress in Americas ord
nance. Supporting Colonel Lewie' testi
mony. President A. B. Borte, of the
Savage Arms company, which hee tke
exclusive American license right te
mske the Lewis gun. slso told ef tho
refusal of the war depertsseat e
adopt the Lewis gun snd the echieee
ments of thst weapon. Both he end
Colonel Lewis predicted thst sofflei
ent numbers of tbe sew Brewnhs
gun, adopted by the wer depertmea.
would not be svsllsble for the Assert
csn force. Other menofaetarers her
testified that the production would be
Developments ef InveetigetieN.
Investigating committee members,
ssked to sum up their Imsreeeleae ef
the several lequlrlee. gsre their views
of whet bad bn dve!opd thus:
The mllitsry Inreetlgetlen bas
shown beyond question thst the war
department did not sveil Itself of tress
40,000 to 60.000 machine guns It might
hsve bed. because the Browning sen
hsd been purchesed for snore then
, $1,000,000. This gun ass never hsd s
field teet All tbe machine guns Per
shing's srmy has were famished by
France, snd csntonmeats In this coun
try have s few French gone with twe
makes of American guns.
Foresight of riflemskers who sew
the wer coming before the wer depart
ment did. hes resulted In Insuring the
rapid snd continuous rifle production
from now on. although there wee much
delsy because of officisl hesitation ta
decide on minor chsnges In rifle de
sign. This official heeitstion. coupled
with departmental red tape, caused a
long delay in furnishing Initial ship
ments of rifles, so thst thousands at
men in cantonments are still wlthest
Artillery Delivery Delaysd.
Artillery delivery hss not yet beta
snd there is no assurance when It wM
begin in quantity. For many months
to come tbe American army abroad
must depend on France (or artillery.
Thoussnds of troops ln eaatoaaeemv
have been given shoea and overcoat
too small for them and months peseed
before the department took steps te
correct the condition.
The council of national defense has
virtually taken over the purchasing;
power of the quartermaster depart
ment and has delayed some deliver!
In tbe Interest ot getting lower price.
Feud Among Sugar Refiner.
Sugar Inquiry haa disclosed that a
bitter feud or long years' standing
among sugar refiners bss bee con
tinued since the food administration
took over the regulation of the sugar
business lsst October.
The beet sugsr farmers of the west
are refusing to plant beets because
they declare they are not being give
a "living price" tor their beets.
The shipping investigation revealed
that Chairman Hurley or the shipping
board has discarded by-laws under
which the board and the emergency
fleet corporation operated independ
ently ss to suthoiity snd responsibil
ity, snd centered In himself complete
control over both bodies with the re
sponsibility for construction snd op
eration ot ships.
The work of shipbuilding hss gens
on steadily. In the opinion ef Chair
man Hurley and bis sidee, progress
from now on will be steady sad satis
factory. Canads to Increase "Amerlos Dry"
. Ottawa, Out Canads hss bee add
ed to tbe dry territory on the Xortfe
American continent Importation ot
intoxicating liquor into Canada after
Christmas eve wss prohibited by order
ot the prime minister. Mssutectve
ot intoxicants in Caoads will also he
prohibited at a date to be deUrmiMd