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VOLUMK4I WESTON. OTOON, KlilDAY. DEC. 2, 1818 NUMBER 29
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation ot Our Readers.
Pratr ! suffering from an epi
demic of typhoid fever.
I'ove farmers plowing by night
aa well m by day la lh endeavor to
get their fall plowing f Inlawed.
A grain gredlr.g arhoul waa held fnr
three day al Dufur for the Iwneftt
of la grain growere ef Wawo county.
A fund of eoveral hundred dollare
for the aid of the new Cieeho Slovak
republic baa been raised In Linn coun
With exhibits far auporlor In quality
la (hM of any previous show, the .
annual Weatern Oregon Torn (Show
a held In Eugene laat wk.
Al a special school election, the
taxpayer of fit. Helena voted lo build
a new arhool bouae and to Incur a
bonded Indebtedneae of 1:5.009 for
Tha emergency board baa created
deficiency approprletlone for I ha neit
e(iiature lo tike car of amounting
lo 58J.JS. according lo flguraa com
piled by Secretary Olcotl.
Hoanleh Influenia baa passed under
iho Hat of quarantined dleoea In
Oregon a Iho result of action taken
by Iba atata board of health al Its an
nual meeting, held In Salem.
The atata convention of the Chris
tian Kndeavor society will b held In
Athsny In February. It U expected
that about 100 delegate from all sec
tions of tha state will attend.
A ahlpment of 2MST pounda of tow
baa been made by the board of control
to a packing company at Philadelphia,
tha tow being from flag grown it tha
prlaon, and It command a prlca of 25
cnta a pound, or I7M for lb ship-
Children In tha McAlpin school, aev
eral mllea caat of Salem, proteatad
'when their teacher paated picture of
the eskaleer alongside that of Preel
dent Wilson on th wall of tha school
room, and a result of lha proteal
Without the alUbteat congestion In
the movement of the Hood river val
ley apple crop of thla year. tonnage
or almost I0 carloada has been
moved to point of dlatrlbutlon. with
a mora notlceabls celerity than In ths
paat seven years.
An eight-day open season for Chi
neae pheaaanta In Umatilla county will
be sought by representatives of the
Umatilla County Flan snd Game club
at a meeting In Portland thla week.
Shooter, want at least two Sundays
open on Ibis gsme.
Prevalence of Spanish Influensa In
msny part, of tha stats led the execu
tlve commute ot Iho Oregon Stat
Teachers' association to postpone In
definitely th general sessions of the
convention set for Portland. Decem
ber 20. 2T and 28.
C. A. Morey. a rancher, age 40. shot
and killed Alfred Schaefer. neigh
bor, In a field near Schaefer home.
40 miles from lleppner. Morey then
drove to Lexington and surrendered
to a deputy sheriff. He said Schaefer
had Invaded his home.
To avoid the posalblllty of having to
reatore the Influenxa ban on public
gatherings In Eugene. Msyor C. O.
Peterson ordered that all caaea of th
dlaeaae must be quarantined and pro.
hlblted the holding of publlo or prl
vat dances until further notice.
Production of cheese handled by th
Coos and Curry Counties Cheese as
sociation for this year up to Novem
. ber totaled 1.628.750 pounds, for which
8398.038.6? was paid to the dairymen.
With two months remaining of th
year the total production will probably
u. 8- Grant, ot Dallas, one of th
most prominent Angora goat breeder
In the Pacific northwest, was re
. elected president of the National Mo
hair Growers' association, In annual
aesslon at Phoenix. Arls. Mr. Grant
has held the presidency ot th asso
elation for several years.
Out of 84.461 eases disposed of by
the state Industrial accident commls
.Ion from July 1. 1914. to November
' 80 1918. there were but 22 appeals by
workmen from th decisions of th
commission, or an aversgs of one ap
peal In 847! cases, aocordlng to a state
ment issued by the "..
Damages to the amount of UUM-H
ware .warded th. governm
Wlllard N. Jone. by a Jury In the fed
w . Portland. The goTern-,
txndiiig mat tne aerenaant uau i
f i uiM the government of timber
claim In itidt vulu hark lit 1901.
Mr a who have aittmlni the ufflrera'
training ramps at the t'nlveralty of
Oregon under the eupervletnn of Col
onel John leader, late nf the Itoyal
Irish Kirl"a nf the Ilrltlnh army, will
Inatrurt the high ai'limil atudi'iite of
the atata In m'lltary tact In and evolu
tlone, according to announcement of
(clonal leader. Approximately 30
high arhonla have made arrangemente
far military training under this plan.
The general stsff of the Oregon
nihltU hm aulhorUed preparation of
plum fnr tha new armory at Marah
field. fr whlrh the I net legislature
made an appropriation of l.'iUHil.
CiMia r mi nly furnlnhca aloiut half of
the real. which la not to eiveed 140.000.
prnniiecike peace la not reflected by
declines In prkee for state upplle.
si Indicated by a survey of the bids
made for the next alx months fnr
atate Institutions. Indtratlona are that
the first quarter of the coming blcn
nlum will aee current expenses of
state government higher than ever be
fore. Linn eounry will secure nine mile
of paved road next summer, according
to plana being developed by the atate
highway commission and the county
court. Tb stretch to be psved Is that
portion of the Pacific highway extend
ing from Albany northward to tha
Bantlam river at Jefferson, the bound
ary between Linn and Marlon eountle.
At th direction of Hecretary of
Btate Olcott. who Is custodlsn of the
atate cajltol building and grounds, a
shipment of flower from the grounds
his been sent lo Csptaln J. A. Buchan
an, commandant at Fort Columbia, for
the purpose of beautifying the grounda.
In th ahlpment are 600 Caroline Teat
out roa cuttings. 60 rose bushes and
500 dahlia bulb.
Six fount lea of eastern Oregon are
to meet In a district conference and
centenary Institute at La Orande De
cember 18 and 19. to Inaugural th
movement known a th Joint centen
ary campaign, deslgoed to meet the
new demand msde upon the church
for Chrlstlsn leadership in all parte
of the world by the rapid advance of
fee of the Oregon Blue Book for th
purpoee of Instructing sllena who wlah
to become naturalised Is recommended
In a letter received by Secretary Ol
cott from John Speed Smith, chief
naturalisation examiner at Seattle,
who aaya he la highly Impressed with
the sdvantsges which the Blue Book
could be put to as a textbook for use
In the public schools In citlxcnahlp
George Holbrook, a miner, wss shot
and killed at Homestesd by Thomss
Adsms, owner of the Imnaha mine at
that place. Adama. according to re
port. Intervened In dispute between
Holbrook and his former wife, from
whom he wss divorced In June. When
Holbrook threatened her wltb a gun
Adsms shot him. It was said. Both
Adama and the women are held by
Unless farmers show more Interest
In agricultural lime and place orders
for the product being turned out by
the state lima plant at Gold Hill, It
will be necesssry to shut down th.
plsnt very soon. This conclusion was
reached Friday at a meeting of th
atate lime board, when It was" decided
to employ salesmen to go out among
the farmers and find out It the lime
product can be sold. .
The largest annual programme of
road construction ver presented by
the state highway commission wa
drafted at a session of th eommls
.loners In Portland, covering practical
ly every dl.trict In Oregon and calling
for an e.tlmated expenditure of 83.
525.200. Tb commission ordered
State Engineer Herbert Nunn to pre
pare th project, for bid., which will
be opened at subsequent aeistons. Sev
eral bids are expected to be ready for
consideration at tha next meeting ot
the commission, which la set for Jan
uary i, mi.
Recording of mineral fillnga on 100
acres of land In Columbia county,
made at St. Helens, discloses the open
lnr up to production of a deposit of
Iron ors that It Is believed may becom.
of great Importance In development of
ateel Industries In the Paclflo north
west. C. A. Flnley. of Portland, msde
the filings and admitted that Investi
gation extending over several month,
had revealed that a very larg. deposit
of hematite of iron .xi.t.. It la de
i dared to be of a dealrabl character,
esslly worked and can be loaded on
cars with a steam ahovel.
During th weak ending December
' IS five fatal accidents out ot a total
. of 810 Industrial casualtlea were re
ported to the state accident commis
sion. Th fatal cases were: Ira Cal-
Are Yott Prcscntt
f The Christinas Cake
, ' V, ' fsTi Will rVP '"J
vert. Toledo, lumbering! Elmer E.
Jamea, Deer Island, logging! Axel
Hammerback. Klamath Falls, logging;
Ell Jaeobsen, Klamath Falls, logging!
John W. Lee, Portland, electrician. In
addition one death was reported duo
to an aocldent taking place prior to
the paat week, that of Thomas H. Mat
thews, of Portland, Injured on October
15 while engaged In .hlpbulldlng.
State Engineer Cupper plans to draft
a bill for submission to the next state
legislature providing for the abolition
of the office of water superintendent
for Water Dlvlalon No. 1. The state
engineer ws elected to that office at
the last general election aud will qual
ify tor It and then resign. When hi.
appointment wa. made It wai under
atood that he would undertake to han
dle the duties for both tho office of
atate engineer and superintendent ot
the water division on the west side of
the Cascades. By doubling up the of
flees the salary ot 82400 a year for
the division superintendent Is elimin
ated, aa well as some of the expense
In connection with that office.
New York. In a C.ssU on Novembor
(9 between the armed navy guard ot
the American steamship Monterey and
Mexican "customs guarda at Tampico,
one Mexican, said to have been cap
tain of the guard, was killed; a Mexl
;nn soldier mortally wounded, and a,
:hicf guuner's mate, named Berry, in
barge of the American guard, less
Seriously hurt This waa learned Sim-
iv with the steamer'a arrival here
,.,.m Havana and Nassau, where ah
..l l atiar leaving Tampico.
I '. .vSi
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TELEPHONE RATES ARE CUT
New Charge Applies Only to Night
Washington. Sweeping reduction.
In long distance and toll telephone
rate, by the adoption ot a basic charge
ot 6Vi mill, a mile, airline mileage,
and halt the day rate tor night service
up to midnight and oue-tourth the day
rate after that hour, were announced
by Po.tmaster-Ceneral Burleson. They
become effective next January 21.
Th new rate, were recommended
In the first report of the committee
on rata standardisation and Mr. Burle
son's statement said their effect Is to
equalise the toll and long distance
charges ovr th country "removing
disparttle. and preference, and pro
viding a scientific baaia for future re
ductions contemplated as unification
ot telephone and teicgrsph wire, pro
ceeds." French Labor Cheers President
Paris, A number ot members of the
General Federation ct Labor met In
the Plac da Clinchy and paraded
through the chief thoroughfares,
cheering for President Wilson and the
. Poland Severe Rslalien. -
Amsterdam. Poland has.savered re
lations with German. , acco.-Jing to a
telegram received In Berliu from War
saw. Captain Roy W. Rittier arrived in
BRIEF GENERAL NEWS
The German armlatlce baa txxtt ex
tended until 6 o'clock on the morning
of January 17.
Frewh marines have entered Odea
sa, ftuaala, and bave received a cordial
welcome from the people there.
Iteturn to the home watera of the
first ablpa of the American armada
cut to Europe to combat German sea
power will be marked by great naval
pageant In New Tork harbor about
General March atate that Santa
Claua will walk In Franc thla year
for 1.248.000 packagea. more tbaa on
per man abroad, bave been dlapatched
under the efficient embarkation plana
of General Hinea.
Bwltxerland. acting for the German
government,, asked the United 8tatea
for official Information of the date and
place of the formal peace conference,
and urged a prompt reply because of
fear of famine In Germany.
In the matter of soldiers' clothing,
a bill has been sent to congress by th
War department, whereby every sol
dier could retain one set ot uniform
clothing for celebrations, Instead of
turning In all clothing four months
Burleson Wants to Buy Wlr Unas.
Washington. A bill to authorit th
poatmaater general to negotiate th
purcbas ot telephone systems now
under government control and provid
ing for a survey of telegraph company
properties, was Introduced In the
house by Chairman Moon, ot th poet
office committee, who said Postmas
ter Burleson had Informed blm th
president approved th measure.
Assassin Kills Portugal's President
LcnJon.I)r. Sidonlo Paea, presi
dent of Portugal, waa shot and killed
by an assassin while h. wa. in a rail
way station at Lisbon waiting for
train to Oporto. Advices from Lisbon
reporting the assassination say that
he waa struck by three bullet. Pres
ident Pae died within a few minutes
after be was shot
Hun Bailor Demand Control.
Copenhagen. Control of the mer
chant marine la demanded by a sail
ors' council formed at Hamburg, ac
cording to a Berlin dispatch to the
Berlingske Tidende, ot thla city. The
council threatens to sink all the ships
It Its demand Is not complied with.
The council Insists that the financing
be bnrne by the ship owners.
Oats No. I white feed. 854 per ton.
Barley Standard feed, 849 per ton.
Corn Whole, 873 77; cracked, 875
Hay Timothy, 830Q33 per ton; al
Butter Creamery, 81c per pound.
Eggs Ranch, 75c per dozen.
Potatoes 81.75 81.85 per hundred.
Poultry Hens. 2328c; springs,
26c; roosters, 18c; ducks, 28 S 30c;
- Hay Eastern Washington timothy,
$38 per ton; alfalfa, 834 per ton.
Butter Creamery, 65c
Eggs Ranch, 78c per dosen.
Poultry Hens, 242Sc; springs,
25ci roosters, dressed, 27ff28c; ducks,
!6c; geese. 21c; turkeys, S738c.
THE ENGLISH FLECTIONS
London. Considering the novel con
ditions under which Saturday', elec
tions were held and the necessity of
waiting for a fortnight before the bal
lota are counted, there Is very Hle
Indulgence In speculation as to the
result It Is universally admitted to
be almost a foregone conclusion that
the Lloyd George coalition haa been
victorious and will probably have some
400 members ot the new house of com
roone. Naturally, with many mllltona
ot new votera. women as well as men,
there la amnle room for surprise, and
the government party will feel doubta
aa to It. success, even If several mem
bera of the cabinet. Including Sir Eric
Geddes, tirst lord of the admiralty;
Sir Albert H. Stanley, president of
the board of trade, and Edward Shortt,
chief secretary for Ireland, have been
elected. Greatest curiosity center,
however, on the strength of the labor
vote, which under new conditions, la
an unknown quantity. It would be no
surprise It It is found that In the Mid
land and northern industrial counties
the woman vote largely aupported la
bor. The Labor party hopea to win
over 100 scats.
PEACE AND LEAGUE
President Wilson Gives Views
In Two Addresses Dellv j
ered In Paris.
Paris. In two speeches. President
Wllaon reaffirmed that th maklog of
peace and th creation ot a league ot
natlona muat be accomplished as on
single objective. '
Responding to th welcome ot
Preaideot Potncare at the luncheon
given In bla honor. President Wllaon
declared that winning th war wa
not alone enough, but that th people
of the United 8tatee had entered It
with the object of making th peac
a permanent peac for th world.
Somehow the Impreaeion had taken
root her that Preaident Wilson was
opposed to th full payment by Ger
many of th damagea her armies did
In tbalr ruthless campaign.
It was, therefor, natural and In
keeping with France' traditional pol
icy of utter frankness that President
Polncar. In his speech at th ofticial
luncheon, dwelt tactfully, but candid
ly, upon th question ot question.
In his reply President Wilson, with
equal candor and an explicit direct
ness that mad all doubt vanish Into
thin air, apok hi own heart and mind
on thla subject
-I am sure." aatd he. "that I ahall
look upon th ruin wrought by th
artnlea of th central empire with
th aame revulalon of feeling and deep
Indignation that stir the hearts of
Franc and Belgium, and I appreciate
a yon do, the necessity of such ac
tions In the final settlement of th is
sue of war as will not only rebuke
such acta of terror and spoliation, but
mak men everywhere awar that
they cannot be -ventured upon with
out the certainty ot Just punishment.'
Responding to th greeting of. the
Socialist delegation, the president
stated that the war had been a peo
ple', war and that the defeat ot mili
tary autocracy alone waa not suffici
ent to fulfill Its object. He again
declared that the co-operation ot the
cations for the security of th peac
to be made was wholly necessary.
WILSON TO MEET
Paris. The arrival ot th varloua
officials to meet President Wilson ha
now been arranged for. The Italian
premier, Vlttorio Orlando, and Foreign
Minister Sonnlno, reached here Thurs
day. The British , prime minister,
David Lloyd George, and Foreign Sec
retary A. J. Balfour, will probably
reach Paris next Saturday or Sunday.
With Premier Clemenceau. th pres
ence ot these peace delegates will
permit of discussions between th
four leading powera. Great Britain,
France, the United States and Italy.
The Interallied conference probably
will assemble next Monday, but th
sessions will be brief, not exceeding
The Initial meetlpg of the Interal
lied conference will gfve President
Wilson hia first opportunity to meet
the delegates around th conference
Joseph C Grew, formerly counsellor
of the American embassy In Vienna,
will take charge ot the official an
nouncements to be transmitted to the
United Statea. Ha will hav aa assist
ants Ray Stannard Baker and Maximi
lian Foster. 1 '
Th reception of President Wllaon
at tha city hall Monday, while not at
tended by th huge crowd, which wel
comed him on Saturday, waa Unpru
Kalaer Wllhelm Refuaaa to Leave. .
Amsterdam. William Hohenxollern,
the former German emperor, the Tele
graat says It understands, has refused
to leave Holland after official repre
.entatlona hav been made that his
continued presence In Holland waa
likely to Involve th eountry In serious
Wilson to Visit American Troop.
Paris. President Wilson will leav
Paris Christmas eve and go to Amer
ican general . headquarter. From
headquarters he will prccead to th
American front H will have Christ
mas dinner with th American troops,
and not with th American command-er-ln-ttuel
or other officers.
Lcit aued to recover 1138.000. eon