TON EADER VOLUME 41 WESTON. OREGON. FRIDAY. JAN. 31. 1919 NUMBER 85 WES OREGON NEWS NOTES. fit HCIIERA! IMTFRFT VI UUlUlfta. 111 I UILaJI ' Principal Ev?nts of ths Wiek Briefly Sketched fof Infor mation ol Our Readers. Thirty-eight daatbi. due to Influen aa. occurred la Pendleton up to Jan uary 1. Paclflo college at Newberi reaumad work Monday, after being cloaed be- rauee of tba Influenia epidemic Hardy llolman, a pioneer of Oregon and one of tha early eherlffe of Pol a eounty. died ti bla borne In Delia. Tha Marahfleld ecboola, after bring eloaed on account of Influent for nearly four months, raopened Monday, John n. Crlffln, a ploner mining man of Ilakar county, died In 81 Wis, beta a hospital Is Baker. ad 10 yMra, A large number of delegates from Lea. Douglaa and Coon counties at- tended tha annual Baptist convention la Bngeaa. Fire at Pendleton did damage estlm- alad at 1100.000 to tba Peoples' ware- bouae and the otflcaa of 11. W. Collins and C. E. Nelson. During tha year 1911 a tout of 15.- Ill accident ware reported to tha Industrial accident coromlsalon. Of thla total. 112 were fatal. Of tha 15 high schools of Oregon that entered the High School Debate league last fall, 11 have withdrawn, bringing the number to 14. Influenia and Ha complications, principally pneumonia, causnd Port land's death rate In 1918 to Increase to 111 per 1000 In comparison with the 1017 record of 14 par 1000. R. W. DeWltt. who pleaded guilty to robbing the Doswell gold mine of ,u """ """"" i. im ih n.nllonllirv . r-- One thousand delegatea and rein- Uvea are expected In Portland on Feb- ruary JO and 21 to attend the annual northwest conference of Rotary clube U'..hln.lnn nA npltUh Bl WK-ftUU, Columbia. The Oregon-West Colonliatlon com- pany will open up 10.000 acrea In the gresslonal committee framing the 1918 whl0 u impossible to tell Just t- excPl mu"'c,P"; '"J Malheur valley, from Ontario to Vale, tax bill against the proposed 10 per what the road construction program faderal property, would oe taxeo, jne April 1. and la waging a campaign to "secure settlors, including stock and dairymen. The high augo of water In the Wll- lamette river forced the Crown-Wll- lamette Paper company to close It pulp and wood mill at Oregon City, tbua throwing 100 men out of employ ment temporarily. Freshets In the Hood river the paat week have eaten away a bank near the ateel bridge of the O.-W. RAN. Co. until the county road connecting the city with the Columbia river boat Undlng la menaced. The Dallas publlo school waa closed Thuraday bacauae the high water which followed the hoavy ralna filled the basement of the school building ao that lt waa impoaalble to build flrea to heat the structure. The national convention of the Greater of America, the largest aa- aoctatlon of hotel men In this country, will be held In Portland on Tuesday, Wedneaday, Thursday and Friday, June 24. 25. 28 and 27. In th death of Max A. Vogt, which occurred In The Dallca, Waaco county lost one of lta leading cltlxeua. He waa prealdent of the Flrat National bank of Th Dalles and held control of larg business and property lnto ..1. ih.r. ' Coming unexpectedly and wholly without warning, the neavieai rain itorm which Astoria ever experienced truck that oity Wednesday. The reo- ords ahow that the precipitation for 84 hour! waa 8.8 inches, th greatest .... i.n Cove probably has the only aviator l aaai aifaifit riMrvrtrt All A KM ft GAmiail 111 VWIH w . v 0 w - - airplane. A letter from Will Motley to hie brother, Lee Motley, dated from France, January 17. aaya he brought Cown a German airplane Just befor the armistice waa signed. . , Nesrly 200 persona have Joined the new Klamath Good Roada aasoclatlon, which wa formed at Klamath Falls, and which ha urged upon th leglsla- ture an amendment which would per- Hilt tbe bonding of the county up to 10 per cent of It valuation. Extermination or aigger aquirrei and other rodent pests In Dougla county la the object of a bill drafted by District Attorney George Neuner at the requaat of farmers. The bill will be sent to Salem and presented for legislative consideration. A provision for the survey of tha r'annnl of Yaqulna bay from Toledo io Yq was Inserted In tbe river ml harlmra kill ai th Instance of Pator MiNary. who a'o urged to appropriation of IIOO.OOO In the hm bill for lb Umpqua river Jetty. Tbe publlo service oommlssloa doee not assent to in order of W. F. Turn er, receiver of tbe Pacific Eastern railway, operating between Meitford nil Butt Falls, to mu operations of that road January iO. I'atrona of lha road protected atrongly agalnat Iba proposed cloaing ordar. Enrollment of new students In Iba University of Oregon at fcugrni tat t,rm rrmliad ilia bUhnut mark In the history of tha Institution. Btudenta etirollnd for the first time numbered , a eomiared with 380 for tha 9I7 IB16 term, a tain of it pr cent Enthusiastic and unanlmoua Indorse- wont for tha proposed 81O.O00.OP0 atate mad bonding measure and for the proponed 11,000,000 bonding meaa- lire In Umatilla county waa given uy tha Umatilla County Good Koea esso- elation, composed principally of farm- ara. Orders from Washington reached Portland ateel shipbuilders to suspend work on alt ateel ahlpa that cannot be turned out during tha first half of 1919. About 15 steamers are expected to ba affected that represent a total contract valuation of approximately 13t.ooo.000. Formal protest to the Interstate commerce commission and director- general of railroad aaalnst ratea on grain and grain product not Used on water grade and low cost haul to tide- water, waa eouiorlxed at. a mooting re Pendleton for permanent organization or the Inland Empire Shlppere" League. Belief from the prospect of a com plete shutdown of the Eugene and Bprlngflold flour mills In tha near fu- ture because of an accumulated stock of tbelr finished product In the ware- r "" "..mvtA rlnnr niarkftt. which took . greater part of the aurplus etoc. Contending that restriction on the free aalo of fruit Juices will kill the fruit Juice Industry, now becoming anlnhllhlt In thO north - - - - m west slatea, the Eugene chamber oi commerce baa protested to the con- cent tax on the aale price of all fruit Jukes. Work for aeveral hundred returned soltllcra will bo available at llend If construction of an additional two Dana mill I started by the Brooks Scanion Lumber company. J. P., Keyea, man agor of the company at llend. an nounced tint the second plant la now under considorstlon, and that plana and apecUlcaUons have boon ordered drawn. - Ralna. approaching the torrential, accompanied by atrong winds, over western Oregon luat week cauaea streams to rise and lowlanda In many sections were flooded. Railway com- munlcation to point on Puget Bound waa completely suspended, owing to slides near Centralis, Wash. Tele- graphic and telephone communication ..... .a in hll dlrectlona waa badly Interrupted, Prospecta that the atunted Juniper tree, growing in Immense number on the unwatered landa of central Ore- gon, may assume real Importance aa a substitute for cedar in ine manuiao- ture of penella, were extenaoa m a letter received by the Bend oommor- Clal olub from the Dolkena Lumber company. Practically unlimited quan- titles of the wood can ba used for tbir purpose, it waa elated. .,' Tha strike of the employes of th Sumpter Valley Railroad company wj settled whan the managomem anu mo employes signed a contract where -y the employee are to continue to draw the old wage ecale of 41 cent per hour for brakeman, 49 cent for con- rfnrtnra. R2 centa for enslneer and 60 centi for shopmen, and In addition thikrAtrt IncrOftBA DI 1U CBBli Pr .w ... - VlIulwlCU WUUIU UJ 1 Vej B44IUV tvi wvw.w hour for a day of 10 hour. ? aW iirln!f the next two year, , permit from tbe war department for Tha MXt heavlMt reduction la that the conatructlon of the necessary o th6 staw falri $30,000 being pruned dams fr the reclamation of Multn0,.rrom the ratlmataa of that Institution, man Drainage District No. 1 has boon Tha Normal u snaved off 824.441.66 to received. The project, lt is expected, brlnJ. (, down t0 the 874.288.44, or wm be completed during the present mlUaga tax haais. Ths forestry, board ypar. it will afford employment to a lg hu by a ucUon of 818,000. while urge number of men. Involving an ea- tjw ngtltuton for the feeble minded timated expenditure of 8300,000. Th hag g0 ar iogt 0nly 812.200 of the project will add to the Intensive pro- $345 T00 appropriation Bought in the duclng area of Multnomah county 8100 budget Mumate. acre. Tne district exienas irom u 0n avenue to Falrvlew, a distance of about 14 miles; and adjolna the city limits of Portland on tbe north. Portland -Henry L. Pittock, pub lisher of the Oreg-onian, Is dead. WHAT THE OREGON- Road Legislation b jUlem. While consldnrsble leglsl lion of minor Importance received t tendon In a h bouae during tba aoo ond week of tba evasion, tha big Con. atructlva meaaurei, In which tba peo ple of tha elate at large ara Interested, uch aa tboaa relating to highway, finance and eonaolldatlon of manage ment of elate institution;, were etlll Incubating when tha legislature ad journed for the week end. Beveral bills on thesa vital subjects ara ached, tiled for Introduction this week, but It will douhtleaa be eome time before tfley ara passed. The Joint consolidation committee baa agreed upon several bills designed to merge various state bureaus. They seek to errata aeveral departmenta. via., a department of labor, a depart ment of agriculture, a department of health, a department of atate Institu tions and buildings and poaalbly one or two otber department. Paasag of these bill would result In the mer ger of a doxen or more boarda and commissions, Some members of the Joint consoli dation committee seem to tblnk that their program will not meet with ery strong opposition, but others believe opposition will develop when the bills are reached on the calendar, and It would not ba surprising if they are held up and awamped In the conges tion usual during the cloaing daya of the session. Road legislation Is uppermost -la the mlnda of member In both bouses, ml all concede that a comprehenalve highway program ahould be paased at the preaent aeaalon. but the trouble la that petty Jealousy, politico and per- sonal arabttlon are hampering any prompt action. The aenate and house ,ommi..,ea are 'jealous of each other ... ..,. t,l.l,,.v we w . Road Billa Appear , , A number of road bills have beon ,llr0duced, some of which have morlt ...w hit Itia iw-flllxil (lav. D""""' " ' ,ng truit ,nd pw-mU open compeUUoa conatructlon. wUj (,S lt Mema cerUIn that a $10, 000,000 bond Issue will be provided fon t0 oa financed by funda derived frcm n increase In tbe motor vehicle u, and , Ux on iaollna. Reconstruction baa received alight consideration, but thua far no definite plan ha been formulated. During the flrat two weeka of the aesslon 80 bills were Introduced In the Mnate and 191 in the house, and la addition a number of resolutlona and roemorlaIa have been preaented. Eight houM tm were pending In the een- e tnd 2i aenate bills in the house. A fl()0a 0f tills to Increase salaries htv0 appeared. So far 14 countiea tre reported to have offered bllla to tncreie aalarlea of county offlcera, tnd bill are In to Increase the salary of the Juattcea of the supreme court, - . . superintendent of publlo instruction. insurance commissioner and dairy commissioner. According to lobby Ulk more aalary bills are coming. 1342,311 la Cut From Budget Figure. h . , t wtyi .d e,n commit- t6 auring Its first two weeks of wreatUng wltn the financial problems, hM UnUUTely allowed 82,002,863.44 of the g45 178 0l the budget requlre- , b at y,, taw makera, having lopped off ismiue ao fa. navng lopped oft 8842.811.66 ao far. 1.... . nti. mnr thM $400 000 moM to b, cub off to meftt th, pjoviaion, 0f the 6 per cent Umltation amendment and there la 0very !naCation that tha commute wm mak. J00(J 0B thlt u.ki. Tn4 mt)n Mducti0n made ha been ... , . ,v. tesnnnn nkixh the !ndUBtrU1 iCCldent eommlseion ea- J LA t. .f.A fM (.tofg. Senate Favor Dairy Investigation. Senator Pierce's proposal for the ap pointment of a leglalative commission to make an immediate and thorough Investigation of the dairy industry In Oregon, met with the unanlmou ap proval of the senate and resulted la SOLOHS.ARE DOING Uppermost at Salem tba adoption of bla resolution by on- - animous vote. President Vinton named Senator Pietoe, of Union county, ai d Patterson, of Polk county, aa the two senate member of this commission. The masure provides for three mem ber to be appointed from the lower branch. This commission la expected o recommend needed legislation on 'tehatf of the dairy industry. House BUI Protect Cattle Shipper. The Gallagher bill, preventing a combination of bidden for livestock, received an unanlmoua vote In the bouae. Tbia bill makea It a misde meanor to enter Into an agreement or arrangement preventing competi tive bidding for livestock shipped to a wholesale or central stockyards mar ket Pines for violation of the act range from $200 to 85000. ' Tba bill la dealgnod to prevent collu sive agreements between the stock- buyers, aaid to exist in the Portland marketa, from bearing the price, of livestock, or splitting the purchasea among buyer for their benefit and against tbe best Interest of the stock men who have to enter the marketa tot tha I of their stock. Would Simplify Court Proceedings. Five bills. Intended to simplify and expedite court procedure in Oregon, have been prepared for Introduction by Representative Hare of Weaning- ton county. The chief reform proposed la to con- for upon the supreme court power to prescribe rules governing the modee of pleading and procedure in the clr- cult courts, and not bind the circuit courta with hard and feat lawa aa to procedure wbtch are used by the tech- nlcal lawyer to obatrucU delay and flivert justice. Another one of the bills amende the tried In the county in which tbe do- fendant resides or where the cause of action arose. ' ::r:rz:?r:L.A , w V. rn..n,.tlr. ' luo " - ( ,orai m 1UUB"""- resolution pro poses aubmlasion of a constitutional amendment to the peo ple so to amend the constitution. Provision also la made In the pro posed amendment for a personal prop erty exemption of 300. This amend ment, if enacted, would remove tax exemption oh all church, lodge and 0,nr Property of a similar nature now enjoying immunity. Antl-Truat Bill orrarea. A general antl-truat bill which, lt ii declared, la aimed mainly at the ao- called paving trust, but la applicable w "u" tu. , " rally, wa Introduced in the aenate by Senators Thomas and Lachmund. The bill is designed to punish those ho uld aeek to prevent fair com- petition and likewise applies to those wno enueavor i A limit ika WastniV it a(I AH I1F 1 Vl) anm way limit the production of any com modity. Producer of horticultural and agri cultural commodities do not come within th provisions of the act TaK en Gasoline Proposed. A Din provming ior 1 . .... . .. . . . . . a gallon on gasoline ana uiniuuua waa Introduced In the house by the houae committee on roada and highways. Th bill defines what ahall const!- ..... .... t wt.lk th. .n v ahall to tlHt9' "berty fuel and such other volatile and inflammable liquids pro , . ' , .k. uuceu or -I . vv of unemployed discharged .oldiera. the aatlon entered the war. Only 8170. operating motor vehicle, except kero- nrAarA lh.t . ,.llftnnft hM Wn Mld .. .meA sene oil. . . . . All peraon, dealing In the liquid fuels are to be known as dealer, ngasel bolesale of All dealers are re ivtau wuoiuwn. quired to register their names with ihe secretary of state whether It he a person, firm or corporation name. Leglalative Brevities. Organization of the Joint house and senate consolidation committee waa perfected with the election of Senator Dlmlck, of Clackamas, as chairman of the committee. An annual appropriation of 816.000 to be used by the Oregon Agricultural college In the investigation of crop pests was introduced in the house by the Joint committee on horticulture. The house passed Senator Thomas' Joint memorial urging congress to eliminate the 10 per cent tax which the conference committee in congresa proposes to impose on loganberry and sddI iulcea. Tba senate Judiciary committee In troduced a eubstltute bill for two oth er to withdraw auta aid from tba Industrial accident commission. Tba bouae by unanlmoua vote paee ad tha Dodd bill prohibiting any school, public or private, within tha . a I - A atate of Oregon, from being conducted in otber language but English. The bill doea not prohibit tba teaching of foreign languagea, but forblda the en tire school being conducted la a for eign tongue. Two resolution Introduced by Rep resentative Kubll and Smith, of Mult nomah, ask congress to permit Oregon shlpyarda, to take contracU on foreign account, and a sweeping leglalative investigation of why the government la blocking the shipbuilding program. BRIEF GENERAL NEWS Two aoldlera out of every tbouaand who fought with the American army overaeaa lost an arm or a leg. Lea than SO enemy alien women were Interned during tbe war. It waa disclosed by the department of Justice. Tbe body of Rosa Luxemburg, the gpartacan leader who waa killed by a moi) recently, waa found In the Land- webr canal, according to a report from Berlin. Tbe body waa terribly mu tilated. Wounded American men or aoldlera remaining In bospttala overaeaa num ber approximately 104,000, Colonel W. H. Smith, of the surgeon-generals of fice, told the aenate committee con ducting an inquiry. Secretary Baker ordered the releaee of 113 conscientious objector held at Fort Leavenworth, the remlaalon of the unexecuted portion of their sen- fences, their "honorable restoration to duty" and Immediate dlacharge from the amy. ' Led by Prealdent Wilson, the au preme council of the great power aaopieu a propouuoa oruucm by Prealdent Wllaon aaicmg au tns elated governments at Prince's islands, in the sea of Marmora, on February 15. . miK price is problem . Reason Given for Not uroinj. rarmsra to Plant Larger Acreage. 8t Louia.-David F. Houston, sec- retary of agriculture. In explaining why the government la not urging farmers to plant larger crops of wheat next spring, pointed out that crops planted In the spring will not be avail able for the market until next fall, when food conditions will be changed. "The question is," he eald, "can the crop be disposed of at the guaranteed WJJ M Na x wln. ter wheat? The progpecta ,re that the yield wW be at ,eftgt 10oo,000.000 bushela. of whlcn aroount about 650,000,000 wIU bs needed at home- wul Europe take the aurplua after a season of produc- m he(, Qwn account Md witn Aut. tfmiu gnd Argentlna m the market? Augtralla has been guaranteed 11.18 fof JU output and, of course, the Eu- ropwm ationa wUl seek their supply wj,ere they can get It at the loweat. price." Work en Steel Ship Ordered Stopped Portland, Ore. Order from Wash ington reached Portland ateel ship builders Sunday night to suspend worfc on ftU gteel shlp$ ttat fcannot be turned out during the first half of 1919. About 25 steamers are ex- pected to he affected that represent a total contract valuation of approxl- mately 838,000.000. Soldier Need Not Quit Army Jobless, Washington. To solve the problem maQ be discharged from the army mtQ uch Um- aa , wn n. QB (,dU VUMI1U ClUJiVJ aaavM as vmi taWVUUU V uaaa awa sawaw j vvv vvvv v . a month. The reduction la caused Farm Loan Total 1167,020,000. principally by the curtailment of ship Washington. Under the farm loan menta of food, for payment of which system 8167,020,000 haa been lent to American credits had been largely 67.888 farmers up to January 1, -the used. Total credits extended by the federal farm loan board reported. THE MARKETS Portland -Oats No. 2 white feed. 842 per ton. Barley Standard teed, 846 per ton. Corn Whole, 867 69; cracked. 869 71. Hay Timothy. 830 32 per ton; al falfa, 826.60. . " ' . . Butter Creamery, 50c per pound. ' . Eggs Ranch, 66 S 57c per doxen. Potatoes 81.60 1.75 per hundred. ' Poultry Hens, 28c; rooster. 18c. 28S0c; springs, CONFERENCE ADOPTS LEAGUE GF HfllffilS Representatives Of Nation 8t Peace Meeting Unanimous ly For Plan. Pari. The peace conference ananl piously adopted the league of nation project. Preaidert Wllaon and Col onel House are tbe American member of the eommiaalon thereon. Tba preliminary draft for a league of nations aaya that the league ahould have a permanent organisation to car ry on tbe buelaeae between meetings of International conference of all the members. Tbe draft call for the appointment of a eommiaalon eompoaed of two rep resentative of tbe five great power and five representative of the other power to inquire and report en tbe responsibility of tbe author ef tbe war. Thla commission shall also inquire Into breachea of lava and cut tome of war committed by Germany and alilrs ea the land and aea and tat the air during the war. a well aa the degree of responsibility for thee affenaee at taching to particular member of the enemy force "Including member of the general, staff and other, how ever highly placed." President Wllaon rose a the reading of the resolution by Premier Clemen ceau cloaed. and In cairn, rather low, earn eat tone, epok in support of the league, with which hi naave ha bees Identified. , Premier Lloyd George followed Pre- Mnt mUoa ,B a brlef ,upport. lug the general ?r!neipl of the league, Th- JulUjj premier, Vittorlo Or- MeDy tt lutlon for the league, epeaking et the high ideal it represented. The former French premier, Leon Bourgeois, made the moat extended speech of tha day in eupport of the resolution, "la there any objection to the reso lution?" asked M. Clemeneeaa. There waa no response, and be de- , .j. .w- 1 t ciareu mo iouuoii ";, aaopieu. M. Oetnenceatt then announced the composite committee ana tne oraer or the names aa announced makea Preal dent Wllaon chairman. COUNCIL ISSUES WARNING Land-Grabbing by Armed Force Or dered to End. Parta The annrrma war 1 council te(ae4 m ,oi,,mB nlng to the world that the possession of territory gained by force will seriously prejudice the claims of those who use such meana and set up aoverelgnty by coercion. - This declaration was framed by Preal- dent Wilson. jj, solemn warning with re- gsrd to the gaining of territory by force specified no countries, it covered broadly the warring elemenU in th TJkralne and those around Vllaa and Lemburg, where bombardmenta have occurred, and also In the Caucasus, where the hew Georgian republic is fighting the new Armenian republic; also Serbian Inroads on Montenegro as well as territorial occupation along the eastern Adriatic, in Thrace and In Poland.; :,t t ' V - 1 1 1 . ' LOANS TO ALLIES DECREASE January Credit Reported Smallest Since Nation Entered War, Washington. - America's Job a banker tor the allies has been lighter this month than at any Urn since the loan alnceUanuary 1. tha treasury a althougn payffienta oa . w ..,t tinn nnn nnn treasury now amount to 88,688,772,000, but only 87.854,818,000 haa been actu ally paid out under these credit. Great Falls, Mont The board of dl-; rector of the Montana Union, Ameri can Society of Equity, have signed a contract for a site upon which they; Intend to erect a 2,000,000-busbel ter-. minal grain elevator, conatructlon. work on .the flrat 5Q0.000-busb.el unit; to commence within six montha. The! site was contracted for with the' Young's Bay Land Improvement com- pany and the Montana-Warrectoa De-! veiopBent company and i situated at i the port of Astoria, Or. was"