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VOLUME 41 ' WESTON. OREGON, r KIDAY JUNE R 1918 U,E
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Event of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers,
. i ...
Portland's annuel rose show will be
h.'lil Thursday end Friday, June IS
The Oregon llankera" association
met Saturday l Bend for the llib
A three days' plrnlo and reunion of
Linn county pioneers wsa held ftt
Brownsville, ending Friday.
U. E. Spenre, of Oregon City, was
rwnlerted master of the Oregon State
Grange In session at Salem.
The eleventh annual convention of
Uio Oregon association of Till Men
wss held Friday In Portland.
labor on Coo bay la about to I
unionised In awry branch If tha local
tabor council movement terminates
It la expected that tha atata lima
board will aak tha emergency board
for a deficiency appropriation of $5000
Instead of 10.000 at It noit meeting.
Tha department of Oregon, United
BpenUh War Vaterana, are planning
to hold thalr annual encampment and
convention at Portland Juna :i.
At tha annual commencement exer
cises of tha Oregon normal achool at
"Monmouth, to be held Wedneaday,
Juna 1. 135 greduatee will receive
Tha atata highway commission hai
been autborlied by tha capital laiuea
committee at Weahlngton to Issue and
ell at one another 1690,000 In high
Not Including II countlea. which had
not reported their regulation, 3424
Oregon young men who here become,
tl yeara old alnca Juna 6 of laat year
An ordinary "scrub" hog brought
1335 when aold at auction at the
Union atock thow at Lft Grande. It
waa purchased and redonated to the
Red Croaa aeveral tlmea. e
The aawmlll of tha Flacher Lum
ber company,' three mllea bark of
Marcola on the Mohawk branch of the
Southern Pacific, IS mllea from Eu
gene, waa deatroyed by fire.
Eleven carload of flour, returned
by patriotic Oregon householders and
dealere for ahlpment to France, baa
been paid for and taken In charge by
food admlnletraUon offlclala.
Frank rtanaom. of Portland, who for
aeveral montha haa been tervlng In an
Important poaltlon with the lumber
committee of the war Induatrle board,
b'aa tendered hit resignation and tx
pool to return to Portland.
That the prune Induatry la Increaa
Ing rapidly every year In Polk county
la proven by a aurvey recently taken
by county offlclala. when It waa dis
covered that there are now 3320 acrea
of prune orcharda In the county.
Oregon and California railroad landa
in the Dull Run foreat reserve will
be withheld from entry by the commis
sioner of the land office untlt legis
lation has been passed by congress
taking It from general entry, thua pro
tecting Portland'a water aupply.
Since the beginning of the war the
fir and spruce producing mills of Ore
gon and Washington have supplied
the government with 435.000.000 feet
of lumber, eioluslve of the airplane
spruoe manufactured by the govern
ment's own plant at Vancouver, Wash.
Abbott Lawrence, pupil In the sev
enth grade at Westport, holds the In
dividual record for the sale of thrift
tamps alnce the opening of the war
savlnga campaign In the achoots, hav
ing sold 14.(60 worth, according to a
report received by Superintendent
Immense turns subscribed to liberty
loans have not affected bank deposit!,
which, on May 10, amounted to 1194,
883.908.67 in all of the banks and trust
companies of the state, or an Increase
of $26,172,407.28 over May 1, 1917, att
eordltg to a statement Issued by Sup
erintendent of Banks Bennett,
Th4 lowest fire lost record In Port
land for 16 yean was established dur
Ing the first six montha of the fiscal
year 1918. The fire lost for this pe
riod was $84,471.68. Thlt turn tt vir
tually one-half of the fire loss In the
first tlx months of 1917, when the ag
gregate loaa totaled 1156,436.47.
Three fatal accidents were report
ed to the Industrial accident com
mission for the week ending June ,
out of ft total of 572 accidenta recorded.
The fatally Injured workmen were:
Cbrli R, Rowa, Bumpier, dradjlnf ; A,
II, Church. Portland, shipbuilding:
C nrl " illix. Portland, shipbuilding.
K'hiim I'SM-imlv Improvements are
to u msdn at the Klatukanlne river
alinoii hatchery. The flan commie
slouer recently acquired aome addi
tional land and plans to expend In the
neighborhood of 17000 III betterments.
The first work to be done will be
to lubreaae the number of rearing
ponds so that at least 10,000.000 fish
can be handled the coming aeaaon.
later the buildings will be enlarged
and the capaolty of the plant Increaaed
to approximately 80.000,000 young sal
A total of (4.741 motor Vehicles ware
reglaterod by June 1, tbla year, accord
ing to a statement Issued by Secre
tary Olrolt. The total feea received
for the half year were 1403.677.60 aa
compared to 83.242 vehicles registered
for the first six montha of laat year,
and 1152.46 60 In feet received for the
Pendleton was selected aa the next
meeting place of the Oregon Retail
Jewelera' asaoclatlnn, which held Its
annual convention at Salem, the dates
of the convention to conform with
those of the Round up. T. A. Hart
man, of Salem, waa elected president
and F. M. French, of Albany, reelected
Renewed Interest Is being taken Ir,
the black sanda at the mouth of the
Columbia river. While the peculiar
magnetic quality of these tends bat
been Known for many yeara, It waa
only recently that they proved their
value to the horticultural development
of the community. The new cranberry
Industry la the beneficiary.
Commencing this week the consoli
dation commission will bold hearlnga
at Salem to determine what boards
and commlatlona can be abolished and
consolidated. Bealdea It will thorough
ly probe Into the expenditure of all
state departments with the view of
determining If they can "be more econ
omically and efficiently conducted.
The rails for the new municipal
railroad from Klamath Falls to Dairy,
20 mllea east, tnd the first link of
the great Strahorn system which la
destined later to develop the great
Inland empire of Oregon, have reached
Qlene, and It la expected that active
operation over thla part of the line
will be Instituted at an early date.
To discuss the new freight ratea
scheduled to go Into effect June 28
under the order of William O. McAdoo,
director general of railroads, and the
effect such Increaaed ratea will have
.upon the growers and shippers of Ore
gon a public conference with growers
and shippers will be held by the pub
lic service commission Thursday In
The body of Dr. John W. Harris,
Oregon pioneer and prominent phy
sician of Eugene, who mysteriously
dlssppeared following hla Indictment
for manslaughter In connection with
an alleged criminal operation, wat
found by ft searching party In Hend
rlck'a park, on the ouUklrta of the
city. There were no evidences of sr.'
clde on the body.
Petitions to the United 8tatea ship
ping board are being circulated among
employee of Astoria shipyards aaklng
that the half holiday Saturday be de
clared off. The petition states that In
order to haaten production of ahlpa
the men are willing to work Saturday
afternoon on straight time. The re
quests are being signed by nearly all
men employed there.
Jamee T. Chonnock, superintendent
of water division No. 1. comprising
countlea west of the Caaoadea, has re
signed, effective July IS. Governor
Wtthycombe has announced that he
will appoint Percy A. Cupper to suc
ceed Mr. Chtnnock. Mr. Cupper is the
republican nominee and now assistant
state engineer aa well as secretary of
the desert land board.
The public aervlce commission haa
received notice from C. A. Prouty.
director In tha government railroad
department, that hereafter the freight
business of the railroads must be put
on strlctty cash basis. Freight may
be shipped out or be delivered for
established firms without the money
being in hand, the order polnta out, but
tha cash must be collected befori, the .
close of the day.
A plot possibly to murder the jailer
and permit escape of prisoners from
the county jsll was frustrated at Baker
when Sheriff Anderson found conceal
ed In mattress In otvs of the cells,
several large knives with bladea about
16 Inches long. Investigation develop
ed that O. H. Flock, who, following hia
Indictment, voluntarily appeared at
the jail .and gave himself up, had
brought la ftBialTM.
I saw a mother. j
And her brown clsd bos,
And heard her sob. ',7
And "Oooduy, eon," '
And saw him.
Kins her tears away.
e e e
And hours passed.
And in lite darkness,
or ny room.
And all the picture
That the day had drara.
And She was there.
And lie was there.
e e e
And then a picture.
From scroti the area.
On my ahadow wait.
And lie waa there.
And all about blm.
There were shadow men.
Could I Ond the face.
Nor And the form,
e e e
Another picture came,
A great. Red Crona.
And wounded men.
Looked up at It
And raised their arm.
And lie wat there. '
And is 1 gated.
CAPTAIN VON RINTELEN
f1 Captain ven Rlntslsn, German epy,
reputed relative of the Kalaer, whoae
release waa refuaed by the United
WHEAT CROP NEAR
. BILU0N BUSHELS
Washington. The American gran
ary, heavily drained' for allied food
needa. will be amply refilled.
Estimate of the agriculture depart
ment ahowed proepecta for total wheat
production of 931.000,000 bushelf) sub
ttantially greater than the average
production since' 1911 and nearly 30
per cent larger than last years crop.
. II the forecast la fulfilled the crop
will be the aecond largett In American
history, exceeded only by the 1.015,
000,000 bushels of 1916.
Reporta on other grain crops, now
vital aa wheat substitutes, also ahowed
satisfying gains, with the exception of
oats; which apparently will fall slight
ly below the 1917 jueld-
The condition of the winter wheat
crop on June 1 wat 83.8 per cent of
normal, agalnat 70.9 per cent June 1,
1917,fd. 80.8 ' per cent, the 10-year-ftverage
oh hat date, '
Condition of the aprlng wheat crop
was 85.2 per cent, ftgalhst 91.6, June 1,
1917. and 93.7 the 10-year average;
and the condition of all wheat 87.7 per
cent, against 78.6 June 1. 1917. and
WIS. the 10-year average. "
Hope Is a buoy-but like any other
buoy It only floats; It can) be steered
anywhere. Charles Dickens In "Dom-
I - I " '
, . t n i urn Hi ' J
Upon the cross.
1 saw Her face.
e e e
And so It waa.
That In the darkness.
Of my room.
It came to me.
That Red Cross work.
Ac roes the aesa.
Waa mother's work.
In other bands.
And done for Her.
e e e
And then sleep came.
And came a dream.
And cheering throng.
And boys come home.
And He wat there.
And She waa there.
And once agnln.
I heard ner sob.
And saw Him.
Klsa Her tears away.
And in their wake.
On that glad day.
A Bed Cross waved.
As It had waved.
And followed Him.
Down In the Valley.
And come back again.
I THANK YOU
REAR ADMIRAL RODMAN
Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman, who la
In command of tha United Statee bat.
tlethlps now In foreign waters.
- With the American Army In France.
The United States marines made an
other attack on the Germans and pen
etrated the enemy lines for about a
mile on a 600-yard front In the Belleu
wood, northwest of Chateau Thierry
In addition to prisoners they captured
two mlnenwerfer of large caliber and
other material The two heavy pieces
are the largest weapons taken to far
by the indomitable soldiers of the tea
from the United States. They Intend
to send at least one of them to Wash
ington to be exhibited, to the public.
Heavy casualtiea were inflicted on
the Germans by the marines who re
peated their previous performances of
exhibiting their contempt for heavy
artillery nd rifle fire to which they
were aubjected by the enemy. Many
machine guns are reported to be In
the wood and likely were added to the
trophies captured by the Americans.
Major Edward D. Cole personally Is
credited with the capture of ft number
of German soldiers in the course of
Deccr..; ..ixie W.'io Swam Marne.
Washington. General Pershing's
communique states that Llentenant
William J. Flannery, infantry, receiv
ed the Croix de Guerre for swimming
the Marne on June 3 and bringing
hack a wounded French soldier.
BRIEF NEWS OF THE WAR
Another phase of the German of
fensive waa opened Sunday morning
In an attack between Montdldler and
Noyon, over front of about 20 miles,
preceded by heavy bombardment
with sheila and noxloua gases. The
enemy's Initial maneuver evidently
baa In View the bending back of the
"allied front toward the town of St
Just on the northern wing and toward
the railroad junction of Complegne on
the southern flask, getting astride the
Oiae river and driving southwest to
ward the French capital.
The French troopa appear to be
putting up aplendid resistance to
this new offensive, especially on the
two flanks of the attacking front
where the heaviest fighting contlnuea.
The Germana have made aome prog
ress In the center, where they claim
the capture of the heights of Gury,
while the French admit the loss of
the villagea of Ressons-sur-MaU and
The marines and other American
units blocked the Germana northwest
of Chateau-Thierry by driving forward
themselves. The Americana also com'
pletely stopped three successive en
Aa the result or the two attacks
by the Americana against the enemy
northwest of Chateau Thierry 300
prisoners were captured and the Amer
icana extended their line over ft front
- of about alx milea to depth of nearly
two and a half milea. While the loases
of the Americans necessarily have
been heavy on account of the nature
of the fighting, the German dead Is
piled three deep in places. A number
of machine guns were added to the
American booty. All the allied coun
tries are ringing with praise for the
gallant American marines, who plung
ed into the battle with the valor of
Offensive Alone Wins, Says Foch.
London. The battles can be won la
the end only by the army which takes
the offensive, is the significant declar
ation made ' by ' General Foch, commander-in-chief
of the allies, in an im
portant article contributed by him to
a weekly journal. In which he dis
cusses the problem of the soldier and
the way to victory-
U. 8. Geta Krupp Business.
Buenos Aires. The Argentine gov
ernment has negotiated a contract
with the United States for the manu
facture of 64,000,000 nickel coins.
Those now In circulation were mad
by the Krupps.
$50,000,000 IS SPENT DAILY
Taxea Gathered In Month Barely Pay
Two Oaya' Expenses.
Washington. Government expenses
are now averaging approximately $50.
000,000 daily and taxea gathered from
a wide variety of sources every month
are barely sufficient. If levies on in
come and excess profits are excluded
to pay war expenditure for two days
of the month.
This was ahown by ft treasury re
port of tax collections for April, giv
ing the yield of ordinary war taxea
for that monjh aa $93,700,000.
Corporation Income and excesa
profits taxes collected in April were
3127,614,000 snd individual income and
excess profit receipts were 141,720,000,
making ft total of 8169,335,000 from
these sources. This represented only
a small amount comparatively, with
the 32,000,000,000 or more which will
be collected within the next 10 days.
$106,000 Paid For Calf.
Milwaukee, Wl8.--Champlon Sylift
Johanna, six months' old Holsteln bull
calf, aold for $106,000 at the state fair
park here. The seller waa A. -C
Mardy, Brockville, Ont. and the buyer
E. A. Stuart operating farms at
Oconomowoc, Wis., and Seattle, Wash.
Japan Deniea Control of China.
Tokio. An official statement Issued
by the Japanese government emphat
ically denies the recently published
report that the Chino-Japanese mili
tary agreement gave to Japan control
of the Chinese military forces, tV
nances, railways, mines, etc.
Drafting of Men to 43 Proposed.
Washington. Amendments to ex
tend the army draft law to ajl men
between the agea of 13 and 45 were
Offered by Senator Cummins, of Iowa,
tnd France, of Maryland, when the
senate military committee began con
sideration of the $12,000,000,000 army
appropriation iiU E&SlSi fcl U9 00018.
Advance on Front of 71-2
Miles and Take Over 1000
Teutons Prisoner. h
Paris. Tho French havo struck the
Germans ft hard blow along ft front of
about 7 miles between Rnbeeoourt
nd St Maar, recapturing Batloy, Oee
lis wood and the heights betweest
Courcelles snd Mortemer.
The official announcement by the
war office of this gain saya that tho
Germans suffered heavy losses sod
left more than 1000 prisoners and
some guns in the hsnds of tho French.
Several - villages snd important
height position's were recaptured from
the Germana snd the fighting was aa
terrific aa at any time during the war.
It was over tbls front that tho
French, since Sunday's offensive be
gan, had held back the Germans front
keeping pace with the advance they
were making from tho center of the
line aouth of Ressons-suYMats toward
the Oise river, where tho onslaughts
of the Invades were met with ft de
fense la man and gun power that
brought to tho Germans enormous
The spex of the German wedge also
was attacked with aaccess and drfeeft
back, while the teutons made s slight
gsin nearer Noyon.
American marines also havo con
tinued their brilliant gains against tho
Germans In tho vicinity of Cnateaw
Thierryi having; In ft new terrific at
tack driven tho Germans completely
from Belleu wood, capturing 300 ad
ditional prisoners and quantity of
GERMANS ATTACK '
. ALONG NEW FRONT:
Paris. In ft new thrust directed ftl
the sector between Montdtdier sad
Noyon, the Germans have succeeded
In gaining ground along about 10
mile front to ft depth of about two and
a half miles at certain potato, accord
ing to the war office announcehtent
On the French' left wing furious
German attacks made time after tims
were broken by the French fire.
In the center the enemy, bringing"
up reinforcements, mad progress,
reaching the southern part of Cuvilln
wood and Ressonsvor-Mftts. i
Notwithstanding tho great Tortee
the Germans threw Into tha line whom
they opened their offensive betwee
Montdldler and the Oiae, they did not
achieve any considerable advance.
The Germans were able to make
some Immediate progress because tho
allies retired from tho advanced posts
which constitute tho first lino wesV
ward from Noyon. When the real lino,
of reaiatance was reached, however,
the enemy's advance was checked sad
small counter attacks delivered Isti
mediately by tho allies were success,
ful In regaining ground. "
U. S. CASUALTIES ARE 731
General Pershing Reports 1033 Set.
dlers Killed In Action. '
Washington, Casualties among tho,
American expeditionary forces thus
tar reported by General Pershing total
T315, tho war department announced
In making public tho first of regular '
weekly ' summaries of casualties.
Deaths in action and from - wounds,
disease, accidents and nil other causes
number 937, while 4046 men havo
been wounded and 341 are missing hi
action. Including men held prisoner
In Germany. f
The department's recapitulation fob
lows: . 1
Killed In action (including 291 aV
tea), 1033; died of wounds, 310; died
of disease. 1192; died of 'accidents and
other causes, 392; - wounded in setion,
4046; .missing In action (Including
prisoners), 342. i
Pershing Directs Attack In Parson, ,
Washington. General Pershing per
sonally commanded the recent Amor
lean advance which resulted In tk
capture of Cantigny with, heavy Gar
man losses. This information was
given to the aenate military affairs
committee at their weekly confer see
with the war council. . ,
Paris Counter-attacking- on tho nsV
Oise front, tho French havo hurled tho
Germans back across tho IfotX river.