I Weston VOLUMK40 WKSTONpRKGON, F HI DAY, JAN. 4. 1J18 NUMBER 30 vLeader, - y ' :-v. ; . OREGON NEWS NOTES OF GENEI INTEREST Principal Events of the Week Briefly Sketched for Infor mation of Our Readers. 4 !i n piiinor it isut. 'lid III Kusnwa, H S ! f hartre Walker Yoiihk for Gi ycara asked uf emigre by Hi-nator MrNsry tsnks i tirooxli mi l the winif-r atin Hull lo iii I lulu uf :,n;;i.iiiil acre lif Oli'Kiill illlfolllls ciulil IuimIh filed In lln federal court til I'lirllmnl by 'In- eminent nt4inl Hie South tier Pacific i oiiipan 'I In' gmcril-fin-Ill. Ihrnuitli Hie niiifl. mM-lm lo quiet Dili' In ull lauda 'In- company Id r lor In tin- fm tenure null mi'l lo i him m In m i-mini lur nnni' y -mini li alleged IIIi-kmI anle where pun-baner tioiic n ' more limn I Ml i mi i r p.ilil more than J f. nil m i" An appropriation of IM'ii.miO will be resident ef Ijiik- County, iiii-j In f unrnm. ssd 17 year Th annual rnniriitlon n( I In- Ore gon Irrigation caiitri-aa i. being lielrl In Portland Jaouar 3.'.. lm lune. Il In reported that llm in hiKhny from rikiiii lo Mut innaid to liable lilt U" riiitii-nt In ro opera II in with lh city of Portland la lm prote I'uluiiihla nlougli front Handy riM r lo lilt- U lilmiii Hi-, in order lo niilii mi until i li r '-inii;i ami UlNlltMge 1 11" fooa County flood Itoailt, aao- rahly damaged by Ihn recent hi-aiy olallon at a luerting held In I oqullla. ralna. rWeral lat( alldca occurred, decided u ak Urn .lale highway com- Tha fMift il llm flfiaiii lal raimlll Ion mlsalou fur Hie : mll- nl aaphnltcd uf Lincoln county Jual Isminl allow concrete it,;ha II led wide be lbt fur Ihn flrat lime in many y-nrs n n Co,,. m mi. I Mrib- I'olnl. Ihn lb county la prarUrallt mil of debt ntnr a an riiiin l by tha rum t'paard uf I HMt delegatea from nilnnloll tnwna of Hirkiiii were In attnntunit- (in-iiou grown puisiim-ti are lo lm I lbs annual mrfllns of llm on con aradcd ami limpenid ullically. Ju.t aa Kiala Tacbara' aorlaloi al I'l.tl .n ihi- nulilir n-nlrr rommiaaion. II ' . . , ' ', ' ' ' ' r " .t : --JLiu.'.. T .L- ' " ' " "1 ' J--. ill i ii i i I u J 7 CHURCH,. AH These, Advantages Are Within Reach of the Farm with this-i Hi OVA c-n Y GOVERNMENT NOW 111 CONTROL OF TOADS Secretary of the Treasury Uc Adoo Named Director General of Railroads. 35 Horsepower Model 85-Four 930 Tu Free la ml. Ilovlarii flagr'a of Ihr iwrm irht for aurNk-rltilloiia In iht ar lllitarli fund aha' thai I)rnn far rcfi-jn n quale of oo anil actually aubarrilnil 119.910 l Total farm nrmlurta of Orron fur 191 7 ahl a taluo nf 327.u3.0o1 poiuparad llh 33S,R6.0c0 In hl Tbla yar'a taluo la lb iratai known In lb etM. lliriiuch lu cm i n lfi- turn ! rt m m. tan i".tliih (In- kimlia. Ui- irll I UlU Ululli (or Hllpwli of Iiikiwc- tlon ami lurniulala a achnlule of In rrllun rharipa. Thi anil (ilrkrllm nrliimii( of tha city of I'ortlanil tn Uri-d fold by tltf ulatn urrm court Tin i-oiirl hnld Hid nrillliaii'i Invalid bm-au II irililbltd atrlkea and bo) roll aa "rll an picketing. Thit declalon declarrd Tf lrn t0m Hinnn Hr tnr mm aivm. M an tm Owla m tm fMMty m4 ami M la M tirni Wkgr km In tka OnrlaM aw Mff lull a4 Martl t a ilmmy 49 w lArH Owf Mxt Uhnar 4n mm tv Ittr mtn Mlcndvv mm. 'n (WM (ith and fM4y M iW h Unity w IM ihwm, aaaH frMful'aMMW. r a Mv.iir aa4 mtfal na m la rvaatfif Da M Maw, aha a riwa .totUNaarldl 01 aa Ow land anal kt a loueil ar.ih aflaat. baih bunrvrt i an4 aaoall H up to data I naataraf c at kak Only an OwtumkJ ta afl IW aoVantacca raw taaulir I id. m a waar af at IM ancc it M aaatfaal MaHwraviiwrti raaiair eaa- aad bfawty a4 awtffta aauniawat at attyvMra Mar im pmt. Wodaaf lllailt libaral raoai far ea aaawawjar; MiialaMMaaol af flail at tha 1 b. a ea bkjc natari m4 laallliMT Mar ajnrtai. Alaa. t tactric alanjae aae SaM tli4tacfctnaa.au ma war. Also, varuuea luiiaat I Hiaa ampi aaatel; I II" lack wfcaclaaat? beauty and hana-y. Ill What narta of food ar beln hl I iljat atrlkra art) ounli-nanccd by all In local markuia b d'-tfrmlm-d by ai'aln end ffli-ral courta. Wait an Orarlaral yaw ara tk Dr. S. L. KENNARD, Agent IHlloxC atuwlbaw allot 4 (lira room mr4 1 3 Hoar yaa knaar k yaaj frt your atdrr la at aaca aa Weston. Oregon. the iovnrnni.nl In e aurvuy blrh IH atari Inmiadlairly. The "Invtintory" III t nation ide. A It prtnt Incrraa" In frrlulit raiwt, xrit on fuel wood, wan Ktanlnd by tha puMlu arnica rommlaalon to tho Poiiland Railway. l.iKlit & I'uwrr com aany on all tha Inlxrnrban liiifn. The alormy wratlinr for ihn ai two rwk, caiiBluu iiuiiirroiia alldi-a and waahouia baa raaultml In an al moat total sban of Ihn uaual crowd of midwinter vlallora al NrHrl. A auNiantlal urowth In tiu mint prodnclni Imluatry In Oregon Uurliiit Ihn paal yar waa ahown at tht annual tntlnf of th Wlllainrllr Vally Mini Qrownra' aaaorla'.lon bold at Albany. Mullnnniah and I'larkn i-oiiiiMi-n will rcalUo a not profit of morn than till), 000 e year In rrcclpta from llm lni-r-atatn brldsn. an-nrillns to fluurra ami nailnialaa which hnvn tic ii rinujilliil. Thn airrrafl production hoard hna advlwl Knminr Mt'Nary that It I kironitly lmM-! lo nward rnntracie for airplane conlr,ui-ii(in to propi-rly iilppnd furiorlca on thn I'ai-iric coitit. Thn Valley A fillet rnllwny, whlrli waa In have roiniii'-ur. il iip. i iiHuhh ,m S common rarrh-r January I. Itiis. ha. I tta linn blocked by aeti-ral l.iuillhli.i near llnaklna. due to die heavy rlin Tha rnritaml Rnllway. I.lht l ow er company haa died with the imMic aervlro rommlaalnn Ita piIchHii for Kor a coualderatton anld to bn In tha m lKlilorhHil of i;r..0oo. Hniytho llrtiihera, prolnliieiil lln jnn ahrepmnn. liar purrdawd the alnp ranch ami plant of I local II Wheelhouac, aoulh weal of Arlttutoil. I in Id. lid In th) d- l are puno ii- of land. MO hea l of rnllle. 2"00 ahfvp and all rqulpmi-nt. Thro of thn 8M accident reported lo thn aiain lndualrlnl acrident com miMiou for the week emliua Dnvnmbnr 87 were fatal. Uiey were llioae of K. (i. Whim, of t'anhy. killed In ralln.ad iip.roilnMO. 1-oiila Wlncrt. of Alrlle, killed In loKKinii operation and Jamea A, fonway. of Portland, killed In ahlp bultdlns operatlona. Sixty nlcht noldlera from Venrou.nr barracka, Wuati , havn arrived at Manthflnld lo wyrk In llm Hmllli Tow era loKKliiK ifTil'a al I'ownra. lo haat en the production nf airplane and ahlp lumber. Tlila la the flrat delacliinenl aent out by i'olouol UUiiie, Several hundred morn aro rxpHtMl lo join thn varUm. cumpa anon. Thn .Malheur Irrigation company haa flhd a pctlllnn with Hie atnln wntnr board ankliiK for an nxlenxlon of two year, from .liiituiiry 1. 1'JIK. In w-hlrh tu complete the work and apply the atcr In connection with iu irrigation project nenr Hroiiun, In Miilhcur coun ty. The ctimp'iu.v'N iipecjiilnnti have been delayed on account of Initiation. KltttthiR that the Central Orcuon Ir- WeablncteiL The raltreede ef the United 8 taine ba peaeeel late fee crnnent poeaeaalon and Secretary Me Adoo, dealgnattd by Praetdeat Wlleea aa dlrertor-ftaoeral ef railroad a. Walker O. Hlnea. ef Near Tort, railroad lawyer and for etany year apeclal stadent of goTemment opera tion, was appointed auurtant director general, pending the formation ef permanent staff. Definite ate pa toward national ( flcatioo of railroads and Improremeat of rongeaterj cnndiliooa were takes by nirerior-General McAdoo in Ihn ap pointment of a temporary staff and the iaaulng of bis flrat formal order di rect inn abaolote pooling of all IrslBr, common ntilixatlon ef terminal, rait ing; atock and other facilities; haallag of freight by the shortest rentes and retention of all present officers snd employes. . . , Orders went to eastern roads frost Director-General UcAdoo to clear ep freight congestion regardleas of pre- , nous gorernraent priority regulations, passenger schedules sod sny hamper ing practices under the old eompett tive (yatem end to pay special atten tion to the movement of coal and food. The director general dissolved the railroad war board at its own reqiieet snd named a temporary adrtaory cab inet of fire members. The q neat ion of Incressed psy fee railroad employes will be taken n soon by Mr. McAdoo. Heads of the four brotherhoods will confer with fhe director-general st his Invitation, and probably will urge with the scarcity of railroad labor It will be necessary to luv tilctter vum: lis relala maw. ' Sfany advisers of the director-general advocate increasing: wages, particu larly for many unorganised classes. nttta of Orcein bo). member .t the declared that Pacific toaal shipbuild ;':iil eiiKincrrs, rliaruinR that condl- era were anxious to cet contractu hut tloua at Camp Meade. Maryland, are 0,,iy at very high prices. 1'acific Coast The British forces under General Al lur from .ifctory. ami that the plants, he said, have Increased their lenby 'continue their vlctosious march BRIEF WAR NEWS BOLSHEVIKI BREAK OFF NEGOTIATIONS men are heliiR subjected to hnrdnlilps. Interviewed a doti'n Oret;on troop at Ihn camp. Without exception the sol dier anitl that they were enmfort-bly quartered, that they had atnmi'ant rlollilng of lli rli lit sort, ami 'hat food wnn plentiful ami -.oo.. London. The central powers with in 10 days will make new declarations demands '3 to $20 a ton on steel agalnat the Turks In Paleatine. ships, making the prices asked from Cold weather and snow la the Euro- $180 to $1K5 a ton. while some even pea a fighting xone have reduced mill- regarding Germany's pesce conditions, sre ssking $:'0 s ton. tary activities to a minimum in most a dispatch from Geneva to the Daily Mr. Bowles denied he had stated the aectors. Express quotes the Munich Nsehrten- wooden ship program was a flat fail- France will not accept a peace based ten ss saying. ure. no sain ne ociieveo me snipping on conditions before the war. Foreign Prae noentiatinna at Ri-Mt.l. it ny.tr If reulstrsnla for army duly who are problem would be solved by building Minister Plchon declared In the Cham- have been broken off by the BotshevIM adapted for service lu losing est .p 8t(lpl snipi( anfl mt woode Bhps r of dePmn, ' government owing to the German .ttl- ' an Increase of rates In the iwasruRnr rlmnlon compnny, which haa a large fares on thn liileriirhnii Hues out of Portland. (il f". Mnanr. prenlilenl of the Ore gon state artiste, haa made public an nouncement of hia candidacy for (lie republican nomination for governor st the coming primary elect Inn whlcli will he hnld on May 17. 1S1H The Northwestern Klnclrlc company has let rontrscts In Portland for the immediate construction of an addi tional plant by which the company's capacity for supplying eloctrirnl pow er will be Increased 60 per cent. Cnrey ct project In central Oregon, hn l)en giving better water service to some laud holders thuti other, tha public ervlce cnmtnituilnn ha Insueil an order directing the company to In Hiiill waler nienmirement devices and niakn other Improvenienla before (lis beginning of thn 1918 Irrigation sea son. Thn federal suthorltlf have begun nn Investigation of the report of an arson plot, having for lis purpose the deatrurtlon of a chain of mill and grsln warehouses extending from Gsa- snd saw milt deglrc to fill their rsrt In the war by performing the w irk they are beat suited to do, they risy be gran led their wishes, according to Instructions received In Portland by Colonel ftrlco P. Disque. from Provost Msrabnl Geiiersl Crowder. None enn be enlisted now, but they may apply to their district exemption boards snd those who are acceptable will he ad mitted to the service of the spruce production division of the United States signal corps. should be built only when tonnage could be Increased more rapidly by tb at means. Entire Cossack Territory Mobilized London. TIih spirit of civil war is active In the Cossack territory, snd the entire population of the Hon valley has been mobilized, according to a Petrogrsd dispatch to the Times. Thousand of officers of the regulat army hsvn joined General Kaledines, who is now said to have more than S0.000 commissioned officers. THOUSANDS IN EAST SUFFER FROM COLO Three British torpedo boat destroy ers were sunk through being struck by torpedoes or hitting mines off the Dutch coast with a loss of 13 officers and ISO men. In the Italian theater the Infantry for thn present is idle, but the big guns continue to carry out mutual bombardment against points in the hill region, from Asiago plateau east war J to the Piave river. German divisions, fresh from the Russian and Roumanian fronts, are n Turkey, operating with the sultan's forces in an effort to wrest the holy land from the British and restore the Mors Wages for Railway Men Refused Washington. The railroads have failing Moslem morale, according" lowouij not De imperialists If they did government owing to the German atti tude in regard to Poland and Lithu ania and the enemy's proposal that garrisons be retained at Libau, Rigs and elsewhere, according to a tele gram from the Petrograd correspond ent of the Dally News appearing in that paper. The dispatch quotes sn article freia the Bolshevik! newspaper Isvestla dis cussing "the new phase In the peace negotiations." The article says that owing to pressure from below the Germans have been obliged to soil their lips wi-h the formula put forward by the socialists st the beginning' of the wsr, but the German imperialists Chicago. The densely populated re- The outlook for ths lumber industry toni Washington county, to Snlrm snd Kol,a r " I'nlted States sre in the definitely refused the demand of thelt organised employes for 40 per cent increases in pay and have turned the responsibility entirely to the government. In the lower Columbia river district for the coming year Is most encour aging snd the Indications are that the output of the plants will he greatly In excess of that of the present, year. The secretsry of the Interior hss withdrawn from entry for power slto other Marlon county towns. The cxls- lcy Krln of ,he most 80V("'B co,( wava tence of such a conspiracy has been present winter, in view of the strongly suspected since the myster ious burning of a grsin elevator at CarHon. v Oregon la looking forward to the blggcnt harvest of winter wheat ever purposes 1B acres of public liind on gnrnered In the history of the state. the Big Bendy river below the mouth of the SAlmon river. Thn lend may be used only for power dnvelopnienls. Whether or not the Grange, Farm ers' Union and Btsto Federation of Labor shall unite in fostering the or gsnlxntlon of the Farmers' Non-I'arii-ssn League in this statu will be decid ed by those organisations within ths next month. Until It receives definite Information as to the plans of the government In During thn lust fnll farmers of Oregon have sown a larger area of this grain than lliono of either Washington or CntlfornfH, According to statistics of the department uf agriculture, Oregon hna uOS.OdO acres seeded tit winter wheat, or an Incresse over the pre vious year or 5 per cent. In sulmiltlliiK the minimi report of the state lime hoard to Governor Withy-combo, Warden C. A. Murphy, of the state penitentiary, said that the shortage of fuel st many points, the degree of suffering, especially among thn poor. Is Intensified. From points In New York, Massa chusetts, Pennsylvania snd other At lantic seaboard states come reports ' of temperatures from S degrees above to 10 degrees below. Throughout the middle west reports Indicate the moat severe w inter storm of the season. It Includes In Its wide sweep the ststes of Illinois, Indiana. Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, ths Dako ta and Nehrsska. The temperatures range all the way from tero at Chica go to ,15 below at points In South Da kota. All records for December cold were reported broken In South Dako- French War Loan is Over Subscribed. Paris. Tim French war loan, which has just been concluded, wsb. over subscribed $ulooo,000, it was an nounced. Tho loan was for $-',000,000,-000. official reports. The German emperor, returning with his staff from the Verdun front, had a narrow escape during the re prisal raid of a British air squadron on Mannheim. The emperor's special train left the station an hour before li was partly destroyed by several bombs. not try to tske back in fact what with gritted teeth they yielded in words. THE MARKETS TO REGISTER ALL GERMANS Certificate Cards Will Be Issued Which Must Bs Carried. Washington. The week of Febru ary 4 was set aside by the department Seattle Isolated by Floods. of jnBtlc, for registration of the half- Seattle. As the result or floods million of unnaturalized Germans tm throughout western Washington. Seat- the continental United Statea by p tie had no railroad connection with ijce and postmasters In pursuance ef the outalde world except by way ot president Wilson's alien enemy proe- Portland. Because of the loss of the jamstlon directing this action as a Milwaukee and Northern Pacific means of minimising the danger from bridges over the Yakima river, there enemy sympathizers, will probably be no transcontinental Registration will involve the gather- train service direct from Seattle for ng 0f detailed Information concern- handling the railroads of the country, board would probably not he able to ' ta, where the minimum was SO. Portland. Oats No. 2 white feed. $58.50 ton, Bsrley Standard feed, $55 per ton. Corn Whole. $75; cracked. $76. Ilsy-Timothy. $27 per ton; alfalfa. nt ,oa8t week. In the meantime .11 lnR the business, relatives and habit. this trarric must go by way of the 0f every German, together with bla Columbia river. photograph and finger prints. After registering he must carry a cerMfl- Trade Balance Favors Nation. cate card and may not change hts Washington. America's exports place of residence without approval Itul ter Creamery, 4!c per lb. Kgga Ranch, 45o per doi. Potatoes $1.25 1.60 per hundred. Poultry Hons. 22$j 24c; geese, 20c; ducks, 25c; turkeys, live, !5c. the public service commission will pursue ita sccustnmed course in all msttnra coming beforo It pertaining nns been delayed, and after ita arrival put any lime on the market until next " June. The delivery of the machinery PRICES DECLARED TOO HIGH to railroads. Kor the first time In Ihn history of Hood Rlvnr valley, vinegar and elder manufacturing plants find It necessary to Import cull spplee from other north western districts In order to keep U will require considers bin time to Install it ami put the plant into oper atlon, ho said. The hoard has selected tho nceinan quarry near Gold Hill for Its operation. . Representative McArlhur, who re- Admiral Bowles 8sys Coast Ship builders Demand Too Much. Washington. Rear-Admiral Howies, assistant to Ihn general manager of the Kmnrgency Fleet corporation, tes tifying before Ihn senate committee Seattle. Butter Creamery, 82c per lb. Eggs Ranch, 54c per dos. Potatoes $3235 per ton. Poultry Hens, 224T25c; dressed, 24fi2Sc; broilers. 30c; turkeys, live, 163Sc; dressed, 33 33c. were estimated at the department of ot the police or postmaster. commerce to have passed the $8,000,- 000,000 mark in 1917. a new high reo Oregon Biahop Takes Bride, ord. Imports were less than $3,000,- Chicago. 111. The Cathedral of 8t OOO.Aflfl and the trade balance In favor Peter and St. Paul held a select corn of the United Ststes probably will psny of relstives from Chicago and be more than $3,150,000,000. The smallest known bird Is a Central Amerlcuu bummlni; bird that la about thslr priMM rusaiM nd to (ill thslr c,Bt,iy rsoelved "telegrams from psj. laveatgUM ths. shipping situation, Umatilla county Ux lvy is V.i mills, tha sUe of bluebottle fly. other cities Tuesday, gathered to wit ness the marriage of Miss Myrtfe Mitchell, of Ne?suaee, Mich., sd tie BX Rev. Walter Taylor Suoaer, bii&ao ot Ortsos, ,.