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WESTON, OREGON, rjtlDAY, JULY 12. 1918
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Event! of the Wtek
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
The price of milk In Kugene bas
bnn advanred from 10 to IS centa
Vlck rtroe.. of Kalrm, hava Just pur
chased 1000 of the new "Fordson" Ford
trarlora fur use In Oregon.
Tha I2ih annual rauulon of lha
llrnkln family, held ncsr Corvallls,
was sttended by lot nn-mbun.
Oregon's tenth annual Common-
eallh conference will rouvene thla
year In rortlaod. July II and II.
Thomai If. Tonm or llillsboro aa
unanimously elected rhalrman of tha
republican aiata central roinraliiee.
Tha twenty ninth annual state con
vention of Christian churchea of Ore
gon i being held thla week at Turner.
Kdward K. Ohohlaon, Salem's first
ferrymao, died at lha home of hla
daughter at Zena. folk county. Mr.
Ohohlaon wae 14 yea re old.
Cooler weather of tha laat faw days
and absence of high winds baa re
sulted In considerable Improvement of
tha forest firs situation In Oregon.
The demand for residence) property
In Marshfleld Is acute, owing to tha
rapid Industrial aipansloo of lha eltjv
nd to extensive building program Is
A IS per cent Increase In freight
rates on logs shipped over tha Bump
ier Valley railroad waa approved lo
an order Issued by the public service
Construction of a sawmill with a
capacity of 150.000 feet In eight hours
has been started at Garibaldi, by the
Cummlugs Moberly Lumber company,
Mrs. Charlee L. McNary, of Salem,
wife of United Btatea Senator McNary,
of Oregon, waa killed almost Instantly
near Dundee, when an automobile In
which she wae riding overturned.
Members of the executive commit
tee In charge of the entertainment for
the O. A. R. annual encampment at
Portland Augual J S3, are making ten
tative plana for the reception of 40.
Dr. Carl Oregg Doney. president of
tha Willamette university, or Salem,
has Just arrived from Europe, where
he has been lecturing under the
auspices of the army Y. M. C. A. for
Starting to the Palace Motel block
at Heppnsr, fire destroyed that build
ing and awept four blocks of business
and residence property. About 60
families sro homeless and the property
loss Is estimated at tlSO.000.
Although forest fires are numeroua
elsewhere In the attte. Baker county
and eastern Oregon generally, except
Union county, have been fortunate thla
season, having bad but three fires to
date, and these or amall extent.
Repairs have been completed on
the tunnel near Clatakanle, on the
Columbia I Nehalem River railroad,
end the road la again In operation. A
cave-In of the tunnel roof put the road
out or commission about 90 days.
That the poultry situation In Oregon
la more or leaa critical la tha belief of
many producers in the atate. The pre
vailing high prices of feed In the
winter and spring months caused per
sons to sell hens In large numbers, It
From 1 to IS years la the peniten
tiary and costs or the action waa the
sentence Imposed at Klamath Falls
on William Holbrook and J. E. Pad
dock, convicted of killing O. T. Mc
Kendree, prominent sheepman, on
Tha emergency board, in meeting
at Salem, granted a deficiency appro
priation or 135,000 for the state peni
tentiary, and another or f 6000 tor the
stste lime board. Both these appro
priations are subject to tnoresse when
, the board meets again, probably early
The Oregon Forestry association at
a called meeting Saturday afternoon
in the office of District Forester
George H. Cecil, held for the purpose
or considering the forest fire situation,
adopted resolutions cslllng upon the,
government and the people of 'the ,
atate to aisIM ia combatting the fire
Five convictions tor rood hoarding
have been made In the United Statea '
courta of Oregon within the last two
weeks and more are under Investiga
tion. Any person having more augar
or flour in hla possession than be is
taUtlel to fceoomeg Uahl to proiseu
linn, according lo the fund administra
tion, uiili-i he returns the excess
summit In Ills grnrer.
Miss Helen Mcl'ornilrk, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Mrt'ormlrk, of Ku
gene, hss been engaged by the forestry
department ss fire pslrol In the upper
MrKensle rountry and will begin her
duties within a few days. She will
have a horse and her duties will be
lo traverse (he roads In the upper
rountry. prlnrlQally between Blue
Hirer village and lbs mines, to. look
for fires snd, when she discovers one,
report to headquarters.
Under a tentative plan worked out
between Captain Culltson, chief of the
war census bureau of Oregon, and
(leorge I'errlnger, the latter or Pen
dleton and one of the largest wheat
growers In Umatilla county, men sub
ject to Ibe draft or already In camp
under the selective draft act, may be
sent to the wheal fields In eastern
Oregon lo save the crop.
An official list or additional rail
roads takeu over by tbe government
Includes Dm Oregon Electric, correct
ing a previous announcement lo Ibe
contrary. Tbe list also Includes tbe
Northern Pacific Terminal company,
tbe Oregon Trunk and Ibe Camas
Prairie, whoee employee are Ibua as
sured of the wage increase ordered oa
lines under government control.
Inte:eat In pig club work la Ore
gon hss Increaaed 160 per cent this
year, according to L. J. Allen, pig club
agent at tbe Oregon Agricultural col
lege. Tbe total enrollment la 1100,
Seventy-five banka have co-operated
by lending money at I per cent to boys
and glrla wishing to enter tbe con
test The largest club la the atate is
that at Salem, consisting of approxi
mately 100 members.
Statistics compiled by Lloyd J.
Wentworth, director of wooden ship
construction la the 11th district. Port
land and the Columbia river, show
that the Grant Smith Porter Bhlp
company at Portland la tbe winner
again of the pennants "beat progress"
for the IS daya from June 16 to June
SO, inclusive. Tbe ssme company also
wss at the top of the list In tbe dis
trict for the IS days ending June 16.
Until further notice all Insane pa
tients committed from Multnomah
county will be sent to the eastern
Oregon hospital at Pendleton, rather
than to the main Institution at Salem.
This waa ordered by tha atate board
of control. Superintendent 8telner de
clared that there had been an amaslng
Influx of population Into his Institu
tion during the past month or so, the
largest In history, and that tbe hos
pital la literally awamped.
Flab at the atate salmon egg Stallone
are found In larger numbers than la
any year since operations were start- ,
ed according to a report which baa
Just been riled with Oovernor Withy
combs by Msster Fish Warden R. E.
Clanton. "If no bad luck la experienc
ed," reports Mr. Clanton, "our egg take
of the royal cbtnook aalmoa ahould
be much larger than ever before.
While It Is hard to estimate, t think
we will be safe la aaylng we will take
in the neighborhood of 16.000,000 to
People from Harney county and
other interior polnta report that the
hay crop of that section will be very
amall and In many aectlona a total
lose at the result of a combination of
dry weather and grasshoppers. In
many aectlona there has been no rala
for months and In the Harney valley
(he grasshopper plague la reported
the worst In years. The business mea
of Burns have cloaed their atorea for
daya at a time, the merchanta and em
ployes going to the assistance of tha
ranchera In putting out poison to kill
the insects, which have made a clean
aweep ot crops In many places.
Out of 608 accidents reported to tha
atate industrial accident commission
during the past week, nine were fatal,
aa follows: E. N, Pettlt, near Hugo,
tunnel foreman; P. L. Dodge, Portland,
shipbuilding; Ray Noel, Marshfleld,
logging; Gus Stlnson, Klamath Falls,
electrician; Mra. E. L. Hurd, near Med
ford, traveler on publlo highway, auto
atruck by train; Peter Stream, near
Medford, auto atruck by train; Samuel
L. McMahon, Portland, trespasser,
atruck by train; 8. Grant Smith, near
McMlnnvllle, traveler on public high
way, auto atruck by train; Mra. 8.
Orant Smith, near McMlnnvllle, auto
atruck by train.
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IS HIGHLY PRAISED
With tbe British Army in France.
Along the whole British front the
main topic of conversation waa the
remarkable auccesa achieved in at
tache south of the Somme by the com
bined Auatrafftn and American troops,
assisted by a fleet or British-manned
There are nothing but compliments
for the Americana upon the occasion
of their first appearance in an attack
aide by aide with British troopa. To
the Australians, who formed the major
portion of the force which carried out
the brilliant attack on the Amtena
front northeast ot Vlllors Dretonneaux.
la conceded the larger part or the
glory. The hitherto untried American
troopa are coming in for the highest
praise tor the part they took in the
fighting through Hamol.
Details of the Americana' behavior
Indicate that in fighting spirit and
effectiveness in pushing back the en
emy they were not excelled even by
tha traditionally gallant, aeasoned vet
Brans In whose company they received
their baptism of fire. Their losses are
reported to have been extremely light.
prisoners, total $03 army men, 643;
Ot the week'a Increase, 438 were
army men and 265 marines. Killed in
action and other deaths numbered
285, those wounded totalled 303 and
the missing and prisoners lit.
Ex-Mayer Mitchel of New York Killed.
Lake Charles, La. Major John Pur
roy Mitchel, former mayor of New
Tork, was killed at Gerstner aviation
field here when he fell 600 feet from
the airplane In which he was riding.
An examinatn of the wrecked ma
chine developed that tbe safety beltv
waa unfastened at the time ot the
accident, causing Major Mitchel to fall
from bis aeat'aa the plane went Into
nose dive. Major Mitchel was an
officer In the aviation section of the
signal corps and has been training at
Moscow Scene of Battle.
Washington. Fighting took place In
Moscow between Bolshevik forces and
revolutionary socialists following the
assassination ot Count von Mirbach.
the German ambassador, according to
o official dispatch from Switzer'and.
JOIN THE ENTENTE
Copenhagen. The entire population
of the Murroan coast (on the Kola
peninsula bordering the White sea and
the Arctic) has broken with Russia
and joined the entente, according to a
dispatch from Vardoe, Norway, to the
Christian! Tidens Tcgn.
A supply ot provisions from the Uni
ted States has arrived at Murmansk,
the dispatch adds.
Washington. Leaders of the Mur
man coast people recently appealed
to the American and allied consuls at
Kola for protection. German troopa
are reported to the southward on the
railroad leading to the Arctic at Kola.
With allied naval forcea guarding a
store ot supplies at Kola and along
the railroad, the Murman coast Is one
ot the possible fields for operations
by the allies In the east under the
new policy toward Russia believed to
have been approved by President Wil
son at the white bouse conference.
FROM PIAVE DELTA
Italians Push Foe to River's
Left Bank After Five
Days' Struggle. I
Rome. Italian troopa have complet
ed their operations victoriously at the
mouth of the river Plave by horllag
tbe last remnants of the dlsorganlied
Auslro-HungariM forcea across to tbe
left tank of tbe river, according to
the war office announcement
"After five daya of uninterrupted
struggle," saya tbe official communi
cation, "the enemy wae completely
driven on to tbe left bank of the new
The Austro-Hongariaa resistance
waa shattered in the are where the
river Piave enters the Adriatic The
Italians pushed forward and reached
the right bank of the new Piave from
Crisolera to the south of tbe river
and took 400 prisoners.
After desperate fighting the Italians
repulsed counter offensive of the
Anstro-Hungarians In tbe direction et
Chlesanuova, on the northern Italian
On the Asiago plateau the statement
chronicles a raid by the French which
resulted In the capturing of prisoners
snd machine guns. Austro-Hungartsa
attacks between the Freniela, valley
and the Brents were repulsed.
SIBERIA HOW HAS
London. A new provisional govern
ment for Siberia, which has the as
snlmous support of the population
and which will continue to fight the
central powers has been established
at Vladivostok, according to a dispatch
Tbe program of the new guv meal
Includes the liberation of Blberta from
the Bolshevik); the avoidance, if pos
sible, of foreign Interventions; uni
versal suffrage; establishment of pro
vincial councils and a labor bureau;
distribution ot the "land among: tha
landless and control ot economic ac
The situation in Siberia is nnder
going Important changes and tha
counter revolution assisted by . the
Csecho-Slovaka Is spreading, says a
dispatch from Pekin. Tbe Bolshevist
are- being driven westward from Ir
kutsk and many' are endeavoring to
escape into Mongolia.
ALLIES ADVANCE (5 MILES
Much War Material and Mere Than
1300 Prisoners Captured.
Rome. Prisoners exceeding 1300 in
number, guns, airplanes and machine
guns and a large quantity of booty
have been captured by tbe allied
troopa in their offensive in Albania,
according to the announcement ot the
Italian war office.
The allies have made new progress
along the left wing on the Adriatie
coast, their advance approximating II
miles in three days. The land forces
were assisted by British monitors.
North of the lower Voyusa river,
the Italian cavalry flanked tha Mala
castra ridge massing through the west
ern slopes ot the ridge and the Adria
tic. By this operation the cavalry
took the Austrians In the rear and
destroyed bridges over the Semlnl
river to the north.
AMERICANS LOSS . IS 703
The reason children tnlk while other
people are talking Is becnuse they soon
lenrn thnt It Is the only way they can
get tn say anything.
The Atchison Olohe bellevea the war
is a success for having taught a lot of
women the difference between a fur
losi tad tuiloujh. ...
Dead are 4414 and the Wounded Num
Washington. Caaualtlea of the
army and marine corps In the Amer
ican expeditionary forcea increased
by 70S last week, compared with 497
the previous week, and aggregate
11.088. Total deaths, Including 291
men lost at sea, men killed In action,
died of wounds, disease, accident and
other causes, number 4414; army
men, 3.917; marines, 497.
The wounded aggregate (169; army
Peoria. III. With 63 bodies recov
ered ,the total number of dead may
reach 150 to 200 persons, as the re
sult ot the wreck of the excursion
steamer Columbia. Survivors stated
that the big steamer, carrying 500
passengers on a return trip from
Peoria to Pekln, 111., was driven
against a sandbank scarcely 10 feet
from shore and about five miles south
of Peoria, during a heavy fog. While
the orchestra continued to play on the
dance floor which proved a death-trap
to most ot the ZOO dancers, the vessel,
it waa said, backed into deep water,
where it auddenty broke In two and
Immediately settled on the bottom ot
the river with only the pilot-house
and part of the superstructure appear
men. 6200; marines, 969.
Tfcott mUiii la kUu taoisoai pu bot tbi wgtw,
Washington. President Wilson de
cided to veto the annual agricultural
appropriation bill because of the rider
agreed to by both senate and house
fixing the government minimum guar
anteed wheat price at $2.40 a bushel.
This Information was transmitted to
Chairman Lever of the house agricul
ture committee through Postmaster
General Burleson just before Speaker
Clark had Signed the bill preliminary
to sending It to the white house.
Officials estimated that if the 32.40
price for wheat were to be approved
the price of flour would be Increased
by approximately $2 a barrel with an
increase of from 2 to 3 cents in the
price of a loaf of bread. With 32.40
as the basic price, wheat probably
would sell In New York at 32.75 a
tui&tl, it ?u agio.
German Envoy to Russia Killed.
Basle. General Count von Mirbach,
German ambassador to Russia, was
assassinated at Moscow, according to
a dispatch received here. Obtaining
admission by false pretenses, two an
known men entered the private office
of Count von Mirbach. 'A short dis
cussion ensued. Then revolver shota
were heard, followed by explosions ot
hand grenades. The ambassador died
New Pension Bill Passes.
Washington. A senate bill granting
pensions of 312 a month to widows of
soldiers and sailors ot the Spanish war
or Philippine insurrection, where' tha
Income of the widow does not' exoeed
1250 a year, was passed by the house
and sent to conference.
Berlin Admlta'Loss of Hamel.
London. The German war effiee
has admitted the capture ot Hamet,
which waa taken by Australians H44