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WESTON, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUG. 5). 1918
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of the Wink
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
Temporary organliatlon of a Salem
nranrh of lh Insurance Federation of
Oregon hw Wn effected.
l.an county growers sre contracting
lo nil their hop on bosrd cars It
local nation for JO rrnla pr pound.
A detail of Oregon military police
will b stationed In I .a Grand" lo help
protect the rapidly ripening train
Construction nf a cement drydm-k
costing l&n.oiio will be ronimnrd In
Portland January 1, next, by Joseph
A loaa of $40,000 la estimated aa the
reeult of a fire which destroyed a
srrhoue at Wacouda, nloa mllea
north of Halrm.
For tha month of July thrra pasasd
through tha Pendleton office of tha
federal employment aerrlca epproxl
mately too handa.
Bulletin for July lodlrate Inrreaaed
Induatrlal artlvlty, good bualneaa con
dlllnna and an unuaual period of proa
perlty In rortland.
Oregon again took the lead In ahlp
launching for July, 26 vessel having
left the ware having a combined dead
weight rapacity of J 10.900 tona.
Edward llarrle, of the department
of agriculture, of New South Wales,
la In Pendleton for tha purpoee of
itudylng methoda of bulking wheat.
In tha laat five yeara tha amount of
revenue collected by the Internal rev
enue office In Portland baa Increaaed
from 11,000,000 to mora than $12,000.-
The disappearance of Law Birr, a
merchant at tha Modoc Lumber com
pany'a mill on upper Klamath lake, la
raualng eome excitement In Klamath
A convention of detegatea from all
the local of the Loyal Legion of log
ger and Lumbermen weat of the Cas
rada mountains waa held In Portland
Fruit cannerlea In the Drownavllle
aectlon are prepared to pay t cent a
pound for evergreen blackberries thl
aeaaon and to take all the fruit they
81 women lookout are now em
ployed In tha Caacade national foreat
and they have been making good, ac
cording to Supervisor C. II. 8eltl of
' Seventy-seven per cent of tha 1918
class of aelectlvea In Umatilla county
are fitted for full military service, ac
cording to a statement by tha county
Imurance cterks ara not Included In
tha work-or-flght order, according to
an sdvlee received by Inauranca Com
missioner Harvey Wells from Provost
A total of S3?.401.42 will be divided
among the conn tie for tha school chil
dren of the state, according to flgurea
prepared by Superintendent Churchill.
The per capita will be $1.83.
The public service commission haa
Issued an order denying tha applica
tion of the American Railway Express
company for blanket 'Increaae of 10
par cent In Its Intrastate rates.
McMlnnvllle college has juat received
draft for IS0.000 In payment of tha
pledge of tha educational board of the
Northern Baptist convention made In
tha endowment campaign of two years
Tha rainfall in the forest region
around Waldport has been so great
that It will require 80 days for the
bruab to dry, according to 8upervlaor
R. 8 Shelley, of tha Slualtw national
.Owing to too much automobile
speeding and danger of accidents, and
the damage to the gravel road, t motor
cycle officer la to be appointed to police
the road between Newbert end Mc
Mlnnvllle. Unleee there Is more rstn In Oregon
between now and August 18, the open
ing date for the bunting aeaaon, 8tate
Foreater Elliott wilt be In favor of
keeping the aeaaon closed until there
la further rainfall
The salmon egg take at the upper
Wlll'-i-tie. MrKenile and Ratitlam
alatloti nf Iha Orrnn flah nt am
IT HEMPRA! IMTFRFT r-"mi"l ' jrrcalrr thla year
Ul ULilLnHL 111 I LlllAJ I than ever before, according to Carl D,
Bhonmaknr, atale game warden.
A dlaeaee or poison la killing hun
dred of aheep In Grant county, ac
cording to word received at llaker.
Grower going to I'ralrls lo ihlp aheep
found many dead In loading pen. Tha
ran of their death haa not yet been
determined, but Indication point to
Wheat harvest la In full blaat in
Morrow county and farmer report
very aalUfarlory yields and excellent
quality. No aerloua complaint are
beard about scarcity of latmr. although
every available man la at work.
Trout raising to lncrcs the food
aupply of Oregon la being urged by
State HloloKlst William L. Kin ley. who
aaya that the propagation of thl game
fish la easier than raising rhlrkena,
and If put on a commercial baele. more
IL H. Shelley, supervisor of the. ttlu
law national foreat, haa announced the
employment of the Aral woman look
out In that foreat, Mlsa Jennie Walk
r, a .school teacher, haa been aaalgned
to a post on Dean'a mountain, aoutb of
A carload of mobalr containing
more than SO.OOO pounda and valued at
121.000, waa shipped from Albany by
M. Bonder Co. It Included the Leb
anon and Sclo pool and waa one of the
largest shipments of mohair ever mads
from that city.
According to atatlitlca compiled, !
703.124 feet of lumber and loga were
shipped from the lower Columbia riv
er district during the month of July.
In the aame period the up-river mllla
shipped 4,224,450 feat, making a grand
total of 30.K9.874 feet
Oregon mohair growers will be af
fected by sn order soon to be made
fixing a price on their product Coder
normal conditions mohair sells at a
little leaa than wool, but alnce the
price of wool waa fixed the price of
mohair baa been booming.
A number of dairymen of Ctackamaa
county met at Oregon City for the pur
pose of considering a method for co
operative buying of feed. The extreme
shortage of hay and mill feed haa made
It advisable to form an association to
look after the dalrymen'a Intereat
The fifth annual reunion of the de
scendant of Kben Blachly and Alex
ander Scarry waa held on the bid
Seavey donation claim on tie McKeu
xla river alx mllea from Eugene. About
60 persons, many of them descendant
of the Lane county pioneers, wers
Attorney General Brown has advlaed
W. II. Bennett, auperlntendent of
banks, that under the Isws of Oregon
state banks are not permitted to bor
row money In excess of their paid-in
capital and aurplua. Irrespective of the
collateral which may be deposited aa
Ae a reanlt of an Increaae of SO per
cent In labor costs since April 1 of
thla year and the government' freight
rate elevation of 25 per cent, Fuel Ad
mlnlatrstor llolmea baa allowed wood
dealers of Portland a straight Increase
of 50 cents a cord on alabwood, and an
Increass of fl a cord for cord wood.
If a person borrows money from the
stale rursl credits fund, giving a mort
gsgs fa his farm property, that does
not prevent such borrower from less
Ing or selling the place which Is mort
gaged to the etste, according to an
opinion given by the attorney general
to the clerk of the state land board.
Receipts of the motor vehicle regis
tration department of Secretary of
State Olcott'a office from January 1 to
July 81 of thla year total H39.480.S0,
which Is considered more then twice
ss much as wss received during ti.
entire yesr of 1917. Tbs total receipts
of the department for laat year wss
Out of a total of 695 accidents re
ported to the stste Industrial accident
commission tor the week ending Au
guat 1, three were fatal. The "persons
Injured fatally were: Arthur Bennett
Corvallls.gwnstructlon; Darius Bright,
Salem, traveling on highway and
atruck by etreet car; Erwln McNulJy,
Aatorla, trespaaaer. '
That the average .yield per cre of
fall wheat In the Willamette valley
will be about 15 buabels la the estimate
HOSPITAL SHIPJ0RPED0ED lfj jg JQ 45 ARE
t-w. - nrr r VI
C i ' tajn iiss.laa'fjaglsBi. .feftaNaw-f- V
V... ... nil,
INCLUDED l!l DRAFT:
Many Sick and Wounded en loard
01 In Trap.
London The torpedoing of the Brit
ish ahlp Warilda was one of the moat
harrowing dlsaiter In the hl.tory of Increase Of Manpower Of U. S.
submarine warfare. The number of . ui n
dead la variously estimated from 105 '$ Planned B War US
to 130 and upward and Includea av
eral women nurses.
Tbe ship csrrled 400 sick and
wounded. Among them were seven
American two officers and five en
listed men sll of whom have been
The torpedo struck the sfter part
of" tba engine room, killing the third
engineer sod two other members of
tbe engine room force. Tbe dynsmo
waa deatroyed, plunging tbe vessel
Just over the dynamo waa the ward
room, which contained more than 100
patients. Most of these were killed
outright by the explosion, and the
other, many of whom bad been fresh-
Injured by the torpedo, found
Dr. Edsrd A. Rumsly, publisher ef
the New York Evening Mall, arreated
In eonnaetion with alleged Oerman
ownership ef the paper.
CROSS DURING JULY
Washington. Major General Hun
ter Liggett commanding tbe flrat
American army corps, Is in sctlve
chsrge of thst corps on the center of
the silled drive In tbe AUne-Maras
sslient General Msrch, chief of staff,
told newspaper correspondents at the
semi-weekly conference at the war de
partment The American divisions forming
this corps sro serving contiguously on
this sector, the control of which fa n
tbe hand of Major General Liggett
as commander of the first msjor
American unit to get into sctlon In
General Pershing, as a result of re
cent transfers of American divisions
which had been brigaded with the
British, now haa 1,000.000 men under
hie direct command, the chief of staff
Tbe number of American division
actively engaged on thla sector haa
been Increased to eight now Includ
ing the 1st 3d. 3d and 4th regulars
and the 26th, 28th, 3 2d and 42d na
tional guard. General March an
nounced that It waa tbe 4 2d division
which met and dofeated the Prussian
guards during the present week.
Total embarkation of American
troop during July broke all record,
It waa announced officially, more than
800.000 men having been shipped.
The grand total embarked to the
end of July haa pasaed tha 1,300,000
mark. Tbe previous high monthly
record wss tor Juns when 278,000
men were sent overseas.
Major Bennett Clark of the National
Army, who la a aen of Speaker Champ
Clark of the houee of representative.
ALLIES PREPARE FOR
With the American Army on tbe
Alne-Merne Front From Rbelme to
Eolnson. and far back toward the
Marne, the Americana, French and
Brlttah were being concentrated for
the battle of Veale. All the indications
were that the great cbaae of tbe Ger
mans which began on July 18 la Hear
ing an end.
Beyond tbe Veale the enemy has
plsnted bis artillery and at different
points has challenged the allies to
pursue him. Along tbe southern bank
General Foch'a armies have alowed
down to give an opportunity to those
outdistanced to catch up. It Is regard
ed probsble thst It Is the German plsn
to offer a stiff resistance In order to
gain more time for a withdrawal to
the Alane. Near Flsmea there are a
few German machine gunners, but no
serloua resistance la expected. The
American and French guna are In posi
tion and a great quantity of shells is
being hurled onto the tablo land which
the Oermana are holding.
Can, March Wants 6.000,000 Soldiers.
Wsshlngton. In urging enactment
of the administration man power bill
extending draft agea to from 18 to 45
years, General March told the senate
military committee thst the war de
partment plana an army of 5,000,000
men to be raised a aoon as possible.
Wsshlngton and Oregon Ovsr the Top.
San Francisco. According to an
official atatement by the twelfth fed
eral reserve bsnk here Washington
and Oregon were the only states In
the twelfth federal reserve district to
over-subscribe their allotments In
United Ststes certlficatea of Indebted
ncsa. Washington' oversubscription
was $2,840,500 and Oregon'a 11,814,-
Washington- Drift age) of fro as 14
to 45 years will be recommended to
congress In tbe bill embodying the
war department's new manpower pro
Secretary Baker said all the possible
combinations of age limits were care
fully atudled and It was found that la
order to get tbe men Into class 1 for
the programme proposed It to 45 was
He aald the bill, as recommended to
congress, will contain a provision as
thorixlng the president to call men out
of class 1 by clsasea according to aces,
so thst If It is found possible tbe men
between It and It will be called out
later than tbe older men who are
found eligible to class L
In recommending this extension of
tbe age limits, Mr. Baker aald. the de
partment had It In mind almply to get
the army tbe number of men which it
believed necessary to defeat Germany.
Tbe secretary was not prepared ts
say how many that would be, nor to
give any estimate aa to the proportion
of males between the ages ef It to 45
Inclusive, which would be found eli
gible. In making np the list and classes),
tbe same rules would be followed that
had governed In the first draft, with
the ssme exceptions from the first call
of married men with dependents sad
those engaged In essential industries.
He aald so far about 1.400,000 had been
taken from class L.
BRIEF NEWS OF THE WAR
FRENCH TROOPS ADVANCE
German Attaeki at Veals Fall to Sreak
Perl. The French troops have
reschsd the west bank of the Arre
betweon Braches and Morisel, north
of Montdldter, aaya the official state
ment from the war office.
North of the Veale the Germans
have been repulsed in efforts to dls
lodgs French and American units
which crossed from the south bank.
Much Importance Is attached to on
orations north between Braches and
Marisel, north of Montdldter. These
ars pointed to as a direct menace to
the Junction point of the armies of
General Von Hutier and Crown Prince
. The determined attacks which the
Oermana have been dealing against
the allied advanced guards north of
the Veale have failed to disturb the
temporary stabilisation of the Veale
front The allied command Is retain
ing the Initiative In these operations.
Ths Pacific highway between Euf in Albany grain dealer. This Is said
(ens and Junction City has. been' or
dered closed tor 80 dsys. Tola order
waa made to prevent Interference with
construction work at a point about
six miles north of Eugene.
The railroad administration's order
requiring soft fruit shippers to furnish
bond guaranteeing payment of freight
chargea will not affect larger ahlp
pera materially, It is ssld, but may
work fcarqeaip on iml)er eaeg.
to be about 85 per cent under the nor
mal yield but ' this year's aggregate
fall wheat crop will be much above
the average because of the large In
crease In the acreage.
Secretory Baker wants the American
people to stop guessing about the num
ber of American troops In France.
That tort of guessing should be left
exclusively tq ths German, people,
China Will Send Troops to Siberia.
Pekln, China. The Chinese govern
ment appropriated $100,000 to finance
the sending of a Chinese regiment to
Tbe Germans have been thoroughly
vanquished on tbe Solssons-Rhelms
salient. Allied troops have pushed
forward until they have cleared the
enemy out of the entire region south
of a line drawn from Solssons to
Rhelms. French troops captured the
city of Solssons snd Americans aided
by the French have taken tbe Import
ant German supply depot of Fismes.
The German armies have retreated
across the Vesle and they are evident
ly headed (or the Aiane river, across
which they stormed their way on May
17 In their plunge toward the Marne.
The fact that the enemy has de
atroyed bridges across the Vesle and
Is burning villages north of that river
make plain that no effort will be mads
to hold that line, and that the next
atand will be made at the Alane, or
even farther north, along the Chemlu
dea Damea high ground.
Beyond the AUne, which In Itself la
a strong defensive line, is the Chcmln
dea Dames plateau, then the great for
eat of St Gobaln, and the Important
center of Laon.
From the southeast of Amlena near
Montdldter northward to the region
around Tpres the German front seems
all a-tremble with expectancy.
In addition to a retreat near Mont
dldter to the west bank of the Avre
river, retrograde movements In the
face of attacks around Albert and an
evacuation of territory over a front of
half a mile north of La Bassee canal,
the Germane are nervously bombard
ing British and French positions at
various points, possibly with the Idea
of ascertaining their strength.
The Bethune, La Bassee, Haxe
brouck and Vpres sectors are being
particularly chosen for the attention
of the German artillerymen.
Pershing Honored by French.
Paris. General John J. Pershing,
commander-in-chief of the American
expeditionary forces in Franco, waa
awarded the grand cross of the Legioa
of Honor by the French government
Oats No. 2 white feed, $59 per ton.
Barley Standard feed, $54 per ton.
Corn Whole, $75; cracked, $7$.
Hay Timothy. $34 per ton; alfalfa,
Butter Creamery, 48c per lb.
Egga Ranch, 44c per doxen.
Potatoes New, $3 3.25 per cwt
Poultry Hens, 23 24c; broilers.
Butter Cresmery, 54c per lb.
Eggs Ranch, 62o per doxen.
Poultry Hens, heavy, dressed, 36c;
light, "35c: broilers, 36c: roosters,
dressed, 27c; ducks, live 30c, dressed
85c; geese, live, 27c, dressed 35c.
Submarine Sinks U. S. Light Ship
Washington. The Diamond Shoals
lightship off Cspe Hatteras. N. C, was
shelled and sunk by an enemy subma
rine, the navy department waa In
formed. The crew has reached shore
safely. The submarine came within
a hajf mile of shore, according to the
report which reached the navy department
U. S, AND JAPAN
TO ENTER SIBERIA
Washington. Official statements by
the American and Japanese govern
ments, msde public here, announce)
that the plan for extending military
aid to Russia in Siberia will be aadet
taken by the United States and Japaa
alone, with the other allied co-belligerents
assenting in principle.
The United States and Japan will
each send "a few thousand men" to
Vladivostok to act as a common force)
In occupying and safeguarding the)
city and protecting the rear of tha.
westward moving Cxecho-Slovak army.'
The only present objects of the Jsp-anese-American
forces will be to give
such aid and protection ss Is possible
to the Cxecho-Slovak forces against
the armed body of German and Aus
trian prisoners of war and to steady
any efforts at self-government and
self-defense in which the Russians
themselves may he willing to accept
assistance. . ' . . ;
Later the United States will send av
commission of merchants, agricultural
experts, labor advisors. Red Cross rep
resentatives and agents of the T. M.
BIG FLOUR MILLS ARE SOLD
Idaho Mine Owners Ask For Troops.
Boise, Idaho. A request for troops
In the Coeur d'Aleno mining district
was made in a telegram to Governor
Alexander from six of the biggest lead
and sine producing mines in the north
ern part of the atate. AU of the miners
at the Morning and Gold Hunter mines
have quit work and the strike threat
ens to spresd to the other producing
properties which furnish nearly 40 per
cent of the lead output of the XT. B.
July W. 8. S. Salea Smash Records.
Washington. Total July salea of
war savings and thrift stamps was
$211,417,942.61. the largest on record,
the treasury announced. This repre
sents over $2 per capita for the entire
Some cf the fellows who enlisted In
the army to fight Germans may be
pretty much disappointed with digging
ditches, peeling potatoes snd picking
up clgnrette stubs. But when they nre
turned li'xuie on the Germans they will
be ready to fight.
The field setting of broccoli in Ore
gon Is nearly finished and the planta
are making a good it art In spite of
dry westher. Practically all of the
crop Is grown without Irrigation, and
the production la dependent on the
rainfall. Present indications are that
the acreage has been reduced, $0 per
cwt I tha Rosebuxg district.
Germans Admit Albert Retreat
Berlin, via London. The Germane
on both aidea of Albert have retreated
from the western to the eastern bank
of the Ancre river, according to the
German official communication. The
atatement aaya the withdrawal was
made without opposition.
If the height of shoes is to be limit
ed what is going to he done about
lengthening skirts, or will that natural
ly follow without official regulation?
And If It does, will the extra cloth
heeded offset tba shoe tops saved?
H. Houaer Secures Control ef
Largs Milling Companion.
Portland, Ore. Financial control of
the Portland Flouring Mills company.
one of the largest and oldest milling
compantes on the coast has passed
from the Wilcox estate to Max H.
Houser, vice president of the grain
corporation, and several associates. It
was announced by Mr. Houser. While'
the consideration waa not announced,!
it is believed to have been close to.
The deal involves complete control!
of the Portland Flouring Mills com
pany, Puget Sound Flouring Millsj
company, Puget Sound Warehouse
company, Paciflo 'Coast Elevator com-!
pany and subsidiary corpora tiona.l
The company owna and operates 111
mills In the northwest having an ag
gregate cspaclty of more than 11,000
barrels of flour dally. The principal
mill is in Portland, having a cspaclty,
of 4000 barrels.
Wilson' Urges' Suffrage.
Washington. Enactment of the Su
san B. Anthony suffrage amendment
to the federal constitution is charae
terlxed as a "great and now critical re
form' in a letter written by President'
Wilson to David Balrd, the new sen
ator from New Jersey, asking the sen
ator to vote tor the amendment
Waste noUiingsot even time.