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Weston ' Leader
WESTON, OREGON; FRIDAY. DEC. 13, 1018
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of the Wiek
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Reader.
rerlfle eollfge t Nawberg hM In'
auiuratrd a campaign for i wartime
deflrlonry fund or 10,000.
Alexander M. Ilotmea. pioneer
widely known throughout Marlon, Polk
mid Yamhill rounds, dld at Hubllnv
tiy, aad 71.
The Houthi-rn Oregon Poultry aeao
elation will hold Ita annual show In
Mrdford on the Isth. 19lh and 201b
I. II. Van Wlnklo. aaalatant attorney
general of Oregon, la confined In a
hoapltal at Colorado Borings, Colo.,
with an Infected band.
Despite adverse recommendatlone ol
the rltlsens' sdvlaory budsH commit'
tee, the row feetlvel probably will be
mumnl In Tortland neat June.
County official! from throughout
Oregon ara mooting In Portland tliV
Mk for tha annual convention of th
Association of County Judga an
An emergency hospital haa been op
mod at Adama with the co-operation
of tho Adama branch of the Umatilla
county Red Croaa to ear for Bpanlab
W. B. Ayer, for 11 montha federal
food admlnlatrator for Oregon, baa re
signed bla office and named W. K.
Newell, aaalatant food admlnlatrator,
to act In bla stsd.
Frank V. Pedro, wealthy aheepman
of tha Butter creek country, near
Beho, killed hlmaolf at bla borne In
Pendleton by awallowlng ft large quan
tity of strychnine,
Vp to tba beginning of tha week the
death toll In Portland from Influents
totaled (OS alnee the epidemic atarted
to October. The total number of caeee
reported waa It 09.
A Urge barn on the Jese Traver
farm, north weat of Foreet drove, waa
burned. th fire consuming 1000 torn
of hay, all the farm machinery and
other valuable property.
To bring, attention to Pendleton aa
an Ideal place to apend the winter and
to make an all-year home la the pur
poae of a campaign JuM launched by
tie Pendleton Commercial aeaoelallen.
The general atrlke threatened for
Monday, on behalf of Thomaa Mooney,
waa abandoned ao far aa Portland waa
concerned, when the Central Labor
council adopted ft reaolutton to tbla
Commercial power ratea of the
Portland Railway, Light Power
company nd the Northwestern Elec
tric company, of Portland, are In
creased in orders laaued by the public
After aearcb extending throughout
the entire United State! since laat
Auguat, Mr a. Ethel M. Bcott, wanted
In Eugene for forgery of check! and
poatal money ordcra, waa arrested In
San Bernardino, Cat.
The emergency board met Monday
It tha request of Governor Withy
combe, to conalder an application for
a deficiency appropriation of 13000 for
the. public aervlce commission to In?
veatlgate telephone ratea.
With only 1000 motor vehicle li
cense application! received to date out
of the 63.317 reglatered laat year, Sec
retary Oleott warna car ownera to get
their application! In at once to avoid
trouble after the flrat of the year.
A convention of the 8tate Federation
of Labor will be held la Balem on
January J. The convention waa ached
uled to be held at Bend In October,
but e prevalence of influenia there
made it necessary to postpone the aet
aton. Cyrui Hamlin Walker, of Albany,
. oldeat living white man born weat of
the Rocky mountain!, reached the 80th
year of hla life Saturday. Mr. Walker
waa born December 7. 1S38. at th! Old
Whitman million, near Wall Walla,
Formal protest agalnit olaii freight
ratea propoaed under th! Chamber!
Prouty icale for railroad! of the coun
try, haa been made to Interatata Com
merce Commlaeloner Altchlaon by
Chairman Miller of the publle aervlce
Warden Stevena, of the state peni
tentiary, baa appointed John C. Talloy
deputy warden, supplementing Charles
Burn!, who will become turnkey to
succeed h. C. Brotbert.ro, temporarily
relieved. Mr. Talley baa been deputy
warden at McNeill'! laland federal
The University of Oregon at Eugene
will conduct laminailona on January
I I fnr vouttf men who have tha news-
try iimlliliuiliiii for recommends
Hon to (he I'liliid Hiiiiea mival acad
emy at Annapolis, following a request
received from Congrcaaman W. C.
One of tha blggeat haula of bootleg
whiskey ever captured In ('Urktimns
county waa aelxed by Hherlff Wllanii
anil Deputy Rlu-rlff Joiner, whrn two
Heattln men driving a large auto car
rying a Washington lleenae attempted
In get through the county with about
?)00 quart! of liquor.
professor O. R. Hyalop, of Oregon
Agricultural college, will conduct
three days' grain grading arhool at
Pufur lieccmber 13, 13 and 14. under
the aueplrea of Waaro county farm
bureau, Oregon Agricultural college
and the United Statea department of
During the blennlum of 1917 and
1911 the atate highway department
baa constructed 46 I nillea of concrete
pavement. 79.6 mllea of broken atone
macadam. 31 1 mllea of gravel marad
am and 134 K mllea of grading, accord
ing to flgurea compiled for the bten
nlat report of the department.
If It la found to be for the beat la
ureate of enforcing the factory In
epectlon law the atate labor commla
eloner may catabllab a branch office
In Portland and pay the expeneea for
it out of the factory Inspection fund,
Attorney-General Brown baa advised
Labor Commieslonerlect Oram.
During the laat two yeara the re
eelpta of the atate from all eourcea
have amounted to 3I0.138.J70, which
la more than 31.000.000 above the re
eelpta of any prevloua blennlum in
the hlatory of the atate, according to
flgurea being compiled for the bien
nial report of State Treaaurer Kay.
Irrigation and drainage of 83,340
acre! of land eaat of Eugene la con
templated by the Benham Falle Irri
gation company, of San Francleco,
which haa completed Ita filing for
ualng water! of the McKenile river.
An eatlmated coat of 31.335,000 la
placed on the propoaed development
The Oregon Horticultural aoclety
ctoeed Ita meeting at Roaeburg after
electing offlcera and deciding to hold
next year'a aeaalon at Astoria. The
officer elected were! Benjamin 8.
Woraley. of Aatoria, prceldent; J. O.
Holt, Eugene, vice prealdcnt; C. D.,
Mlntnn, Portland, eecretary; Charles
L. McNary, Balem. trualee.
Baker county la proud of Ita record
on th war atamp drive, It having al
ready exceeded Ita quota of 3400.000
by 300,000. Alt Indicatlona point to
tba fact that the county wtll exceed
Ita quota by 3100.000 before January L
Baker county haa the honor of being
the flrat county In the atata to have
Ita quota paid a month ahead of time
with a large oversubscription.
At the Instance of lumbermen In
eiitern Oregon. Representative Sin
nott hai aaked tbe railroad admlnla
tratlon to reatore the privilege of dip
ping pine lumber In cloaed freight
cara. Owing to the scarcity of boxcara
for ahlpplng perishable commodities,
tha regulation! have required uae of
open cara for lumber,- but It la alleged
that pine lumber li Injured by !h!p
ment in the open.
Twenty-nine cltlcl ind town! In
Oregon each have ft bank deposit of
81.000.000 or more, and tbe aggregate
la 8193,318.562.51, ft statement Issued
by the itata banking department
ahowi. The deposit! In the city of
Portland total 3125.884.709.85, and af
ter Portland cornea Salem with 36.920.
543.68. Pendleton la third with $8,559.
813.43. and Astoria fourth with $8,354,
852.39. Tha banking Institutions la
the 33 cities and town! total 108.
There haa been eliminated from the
Deschutes national forest In west cen
tral Oregon, 4780 acre! of land, all sur
veyed and a email portion reported to
be agricultural' subject to entry only
under th! homestead laws requiring
residence, at and after 3 o'clock ft. m.
January IS, and to settlement and
other disposition on and after January
23, 1919, at the United Statea land of
flcea at Lakevlew and The Dallea. The
land is in scattered small tracts.
Four fatal accident! ara Included tn
the 541 accident report! received laat
week by the atate Industrial accident
commlaalon. In addition the commii
alon received the report that Nelson
Kendall, who waa Injured May 13 at
Dee. while employed at lumbering,
died November 34. The fatal accident!
reported were: Earl Randall, Bandon,
atevedorlng; G. W. Maotey, Aatoria,
shipbuilding! C. Ellis, Knappa, log
ging; Fred Boatner, Mist, logging.
Anglers', hunters' and combination
license! for 1919 ara being mailed from
tha Portland office of tha itata fish
and game commission to tha 33 county-
German Nation BeYore the War Had
Fallen Into Religious Indifference
At ati international congress for progressiva religion and a frco
Christianity hold ip Iterlin in 1910, tho most liffniflcant thing was ft pile
of copies of ft mimeographed circular plaeed in tho registration office,
evidently in tho liojw tliat especially German members of the congress
might chance to find them. Tho circular was a direct appeal to Germans,
and began iy reminding them that fheir advance in science had made
their faith in older religious creed! impossible; that the educated Ger
man had settled back into religioui indifference, and that, at best, he
gave up the prttenso of having ft religion at all and contented himself
by maintaining ft reepoetful silence on the whole matter.
The circular then pointed out tbe impossibility of continuing to live
this partial life by tho suppression of ita nobler aspect and urged that
Germans at tho congress take stepa to organize a church or society teach
ing a religion in harmony with science that they might again live ft uni
fied life. '
The old religions, used in monarchical countries chiefly instru
menta to keep monarchs on their thrones, have failed tragically. "King
by the grace of God" has been tlw'germ of spiritual, moral and, conse
quently, ftlso of political decay. In speaking of the moral bankruptcy of
the Germana we must not forget that thia meana also the bankruptcy of
tlwir religion. Tho one implies the other.
In the urgent appeal to the people of the United States for food pro
duction and food conservfttion it was said that, besides feeding the allies
now we ahould after tho war have to help feed Germany Jso. Thii task
will be easy aa compared with the problem of helping Germana to find
themselves morally and spiritually. In reality it is a task which they
alone can solve.
PUN OF PEACE
Parla.The plan of organisation of Washington. Two more precedenta
tbe t'nited Statea peace mission, which American governmental procedure
is now tentative, but which in Ita ea- wert chattered Tuesday as ft result of
sentlsls undoubtedly will stand un- present Wilson's trip to the
changed, shows the body which will Europe0 peace conference,
look out for Amerlca'a Interests when Tney W4M tDse:
the world's delegatea gather at Ver- Tbomak R, Marshall, vice-president
eallle, aa complete in every detail, "t tha United SUtea, presided over the
Tba chart of the organisation which ngr meeting of the cabinet, thla be
baa been prepared here ahows the lng y,, flrgt tlm9 for vice-president
large American organisation headed to perform such a function during the
by the members of the peace commla- ,lfa of a pgent
alon Itself, with the chart lines run- wireless communications were re
nins from this group to thst of tbe ceivoll D3r cabinet from President
first secretary, Jfehn C Grew, to the wu0B and a report of the meeting
second, or liaison or diplomatic Intel- WM gcnt oy legg to the president
llgence group, and the third, the group thti beIng y,, jlm Ulne j American
of advisers, principally technical, with j,letory for iucn a maneuver. Vice
large ataffa of assistants- President Marshall presided over the
Under the liaison and diplomatic In- cti)ln,t meeting at the request of the
telllgence group are military and naval preiWwit Md tne members of the cabl-
officers, Including the commander of net gg wa,t
the American expeditionary forces, Tng prMldent, u develops, asked Mr.
naval and military attachea and for- MgrghgU t0 undertake thla function De
sign representatives. (ore he gail(f(j for Frsnce,
A sub-branch of the lisison and dip- , on,er nol t0 cregte any mlaappre
lomatle Intelligence office la a bureau henglon ln publl0 mlnd regarding
In which American civilian activities hJg MW funcUon and to be MrUin that
will be represented, auch aa thoae of h- ihould nn lnt0 no 8uccegsIon enUn.
Herbert C. Hoover, the food admlnts- BlemenU thereby. Vice-President Mar
tratori the Red Cross, th! Y. M. C. A., htU preparea , brief etatement which
the Knlghta of Columbus, the Knights h9 made t0 the cMnei on cglllng lt ,0
of Pythiaa. the Salvation Army and ordef gnd whch n9 later fflada pubHc
the Waf Trade board. wtg yj, vlce presldenfa formal
Utterance on assuming his Informal of-
Vahlngton.-The Jugo-Slav nation- ce, which he later described aa the
al council at Zagreb, acting as the function of ft "referee.
provisional government for all Jugo- '
8!av territory formerly Incorporated in ARMY MENTAL TEST HIGH
the Austro-Hungerlan empire has sub
mitted a protest to the allied govern
ments against Italian administration
in tho occupied terrltorlea of Dal
mat Is, latrta and Gorilla, occordlng to 1,500.000 enlisted men of the army sub
a dispatch by the Jugo-Slav press jected to psychological testa were
clerks of the stats and to approxl.
teately 130 others points of distrlbu-
tion. Paper conservation haa resulted
In the commission reducing the usual
number of licenses by almost SO.000.
The following numbers have been la
aued this year and are being distrlbu
ted: Sixty thoussnd anglera' licenses,.
45.000 hunters licenses, SO.000 com
blnatlou licenses, 100.000 nonresident
licenses and 3500 free licenses for veto.
eranl of th Civil war and pioneer
who came to Oregon prior to 1860.
Results of the offlolal count at the
laat general election ihow that Go
ernor Wlthycombe baa five new pe-
lltlcal calpa hanging to hla belt In
th! lhape of record! for Oregon. H
i. the first man to be nominated three
times for the Office ef governor. He
waa elected four years ago by the
largest majority ever given a candl-
date for governor. He waa nominated
last May by the largest plurality ever
Recorded . nominee tor that office. He
was elected by the largest majority
ever given to a candidate for governor
elected for hi! lecend term. He waa
tbe first republican governor, ln the
htstory ef the state to succeed hlmseti,
AT CABINET MEETING
Eleven Per Cent of Men Are Found
Qualified for Officers.
Washington. Eleven per cent of the
found to be qualified mentally, to be-
come officers, while more than 26 per
cent of y,, men examined were rated
as a00ve average Intelligence. Eighty-
three per cent of the officers to whom
llle tegtg were tppllod met the requi-
gUa requirements of the test, aald a
,ttement Issued by the war depart-
menti glvlng for the first time the
daU complled by the division of psy-
cn0logy of the medical department
Lesa tbsn one half of 1 per cent of
the men were recommended tor die-
charge as mentally deficient
. . . .
Ex.Kalser Attsmpts to Commit Suicide,
London.Wtlllam Hohem'olUrn. the
formor Gorman emperor, has attempt-
ed cMnmR 8U,olde .ollowlng ,
aepreS8on, according to the
gtc T ,g ,n
. Copeilhagcn dlgpatch , tne Ex.
ch g company. A mem-
Washington It is officially denied
that the German capital will be occu-
pied by allied troops, .
BRIEF GENERAL NEWS
American troops have reached the
Rhine, It la authoritatively atated.
Studied Indifference characterized
tha German reception of American
troops on their way to tbe Rhine.
British troops have entered tha
fortified Rhine city of Cologne, which
la to bo headquartora of tbe British
army of occupation in Germany.
Tbe resignation of 'Charles M.
Schwab aa director general of the
emergency fleet corporation waa ac
cepted by President Wilson In a wire
Belgian troops have occupied the
town of Nuesa, on the left bank of
tba Rhine, opposite the big industrial
city of Deuaseldorff. Belgian troopa
also are In Uladbacb and HeUbefg.
Tbe American navy will number
1291 vessels, including 40 battleship
and 329 destroyera, on July 1, 1920,
according to a statement prepared by
Rear-Admiral Griffin, chief of tbe bu
reau of ateam engineering for the
house naval committee.
Telephone and telegraph linea of
the country, now under government
control, ahould become governmeut
owned at the conclusion of peace and
the expiration of the provlaiona of the
act under which tbe utilities ara new
controlled, Postmaster-Oeneral Burle
son declares In his annual report
People Die of Starvation In Petrograd.
Stockholm. Fugitive from Rusala
aay living condltiona In Petrograd are
Urrlble. The famine there defiea the
Imagination. AU middle class ele
ments are excluded from public eating
houses and ara dying of starvation by
thousands. Of a normal population of
two millions, only a half-million per
sons are left in Petrograd. Tbe city
Peace Congress to Open After Jan. 1.
Paris. Tbe opening of the peace
congress at Paris haa been aet for the
first week ln January. It ia expected
here that the peace deliberation! will
last about four months. Cnless un
foreseen obstacles arise the belief pre
vails lav wall Informed quarter thst
final action will be reached toward
the early part of May.
mmm out of
SFRUCE MEN IS Gil
Vancouver, Wash. Demobilisation
is preceding here according to pro
gramme, and from now on between
100 and 250 men a day will be dis
charged from service. There are, 30.
000 men to be demobilised, and lt will
take considerable time for them to
pass through the demobilisation testa.
More than 100 experts are laboring
night and day to return the men to
civilian life. It requlrea about four
daya tor a man to pasa through the
military' procedure, after entering the
The government pays the enlisted,
drafted and volunteer men 8 cents
per mile to the point from which they
entered the aervlce.
As fast aa the men are mustered out
here, others will be brought ln from
the rural camps. It Is expected that
about 12,000 men will be held at thla
post for an Indefinite time.
CAMP LEWIS MEN LAST
Th! Thirteenth Olvlilon Not te Be
Camp Lewis, Tacoma. The 13th di
vision, which Is stationed here, will
be one of the last to be demobilised
in this country and, very probably the
men and officers of the division who
wish to remain ln the army will be
used as ft nucleus for the formation
of a permanent division, according to
From advicea received from Wash
ington, the places cf officers in the
division who wish 'to resign Immedi
ately will be taken by others who wish
' to retain commlsslona. These will be
sent here as occasion demands from
other posts and camps, as units are
cut down by demobilization plans.
Officers here believe the regular
army after the war will consist of ap
proximately 500,000 men In 20 divi
sions. These divisions, it Is under
stood, will have their headquarters at
camps and cantonments that will be
kept aa permanent posts. '
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Taft Refuses Baseball Offer.
New York. William H. Taft has an
nounced that he had decided to de
cline the offer to become a baseball
commissioner to succeed the present
national commission. ' . ' '..
ALL OF YANKEES MAY
BE HOME BY SUMMEB
Believed There Will Be No Dif
ficulty In Returning lien
Wasningtonv tight of the II divi
sions comprising the American third
army which will occupy German
towna either ara national guard or
national army troops, and there la
very disposition to believe that they
will be on American soil again by
General March, chief of staff, an
nounced that be anticipated no diffi
culty in getting these home within
four months. March suggested It will
be necessary to obtain legislation
whereby a certain number of men can
be retained abroad beyond their nor
mal period of enlistment four months
after the emergency la officially de
. New. national guard divisions, the
32d and 42d. and two of the national
army, the S9th and 90th. are now in
tba front line of Major-General Dlck
man'a army of occupation, accordm;
to General Pershing's report
The 2Jth and 32d national guard and
the 79th national army are in the sec
ond line, constituting the reserve
whloh la occupying Luxemburg and
varioue rail centers In France, Includ
ing Montmedy, Longuyon, Etatn and
6t Mthlel. the first, third, fourth and
fifth regular's comprising the remain
der of the advancing army, while the
aecond and seventh dlvisiona are with
COAST BOYS RETURN SOON .
15th Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps,
, Included In Late List
Seattle. Included In the list of regi
ments aoon to be returned from
abroad, aa announced by General P.
C. March, chief of staff. Saturday, at
Washington, waa the 65th jeniv,
ooast artillery corpa. Thla regiment
went from the forts on Paget 8oand,
and .waa largely made np of Oregon
and Washington men, formerly mem
bers of the Oregon and Washington
coast artillery. The 63d and 69th reg
iments, coast artillery corpa, both or
ganised at Puget Sound forta, were
announced a week-ago to be returned
to this country soon. These regiments
were recruited principally from th
northwest statea. '
Russians Appeal te Allies.
London. The council of Livonia,
Esthcnia and Courland has directed
an earneat appeal to the allies and to
neutral countries to Intervene In
northwestern Russia, stating that the
Bolshevik! have already invaded part
of the mentioned provinces, killing
many people and burning much prop
erty. Veterana to Stay Abroad.
Washington. Secretary Baker gave
It as his personal opinion that none of
the veteran divisions of the American
army in France will return home be
fore peace formally 'la declared. He
indicated that the tried fighting men
would compose the bulk of the forces
to be kept in Europe for the present
British to Oppose Conscript Armies.
Dundee. The . British I representa
tives at the peace conference will do-
mand general and absolute abolition
of conscription throughout Europe.
Winston Spencer Churchill, minister
cf munitions, made thia announce
u in a speech here. ;
; Oats No. I white feed. 54 per ton.
Barley Standard teed, $49 per ton.
Corn Whole, $7J77; cracked, 75
Hay Timothy, J3O032 per ton; al
Butter Creamerf. 61c per pound.
Eggs Ranch. 75c per dozen.
Potatoes $1.50 1.75 per hundred.
Poultry Hens, 2326c; springs,
26c; roosters, 18o; ducks, 2830c;
. 'Seattle. ,
s Hay Eastern Washington timothy,
$33 per ton; alfalfa, $34 per ton. V
t Butter Creamery, 65c,
Eggs Ranch, 74c per dozen.
Poultry Hens, 3628c; springs,
26c; roosters, drersed., -27 28c; ducks.
26c; geese, 21c; turkeys, 40 45c.