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WESTON, OREGON, f'H
'AY. DEC. 5, 1919
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of the Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
Five of seven l.lnn rounijr road die
trleie voted In favor of special road
City schools of The Pallee ere being
thoinualtly fumigated i tin roult of
T, James rtatrbelnr, aged eaia and
tinea 1MJ resident of tfuleiii, dld
at til horn lu that )
Fir ( Moeier completely destroyed
seven structures, rnmprlsing approxi
mately on half of tht bualn section.
The Viilon County Ad flub li atari
4 movement to assist In the reeinr.
Hon of capital punishment In Oregon.
The state convention of the Oregon
flutter and Cheese Makers' mieliMn
III meet In Portland December 17 end
Out of a total of 2S turn Iticareer
at i4 In the Oregon aiatn penitentiary,
S of thfir number er serving life Sen
tences. Tbe 12th annual conference of the
presidents and fseultles of the hide
pndM colleges of Oregon was held
With a good yield and high prlcea
prevailing, some l.lnn county potato
growers will receive Itoo pr acr for
thslr crop thla year.
Albany'a bank resources have in
creased more than II.OuO.OOO lu tlio
paat year and have reached an mture
at of almoat $4.25o.')0-
Arrangcmente ere being mad for
an attendance uf 2"00 at farmers' ek
to b I1M1I at the Oregon Aitrlrultural
college December 2J to January J.
Major A. A. Hall, assistant adjutant
general of Oregon since September.
lli, filed bla resignation with Clover
nor Olrott to take effort January I.
Edward E. Klddla of Island City was
appointed by Governor Oleoil n
member of the state highway control
alon. euceecdlng tho late J. N. Hurgcse.
Frank Ooman. Chinese-American, a
veteran of tho recent war and mr
chant of Aatorla. died aa a result of
Injuries received when bla atoro waa
Out of the 11 road dimrlrta exclusive
of Ih Incorporated cities In Clarkauiea
county, ten of them made special tax
levies of 10 mllla at dlatrlct meetings
C. L. McNery. United Statea senator,
baa returned to Salem from Washing
ton. Tho aenator will remain aliout
two weeks before he returns to tho na
Farmera under the Oehocn Irrigation
project, at a community meeting. d
elded to pool their ord' ra for approxi
mately 800n potinda of alfalfa seed, to
be aown en project land 11cm year.
A bond Issue of 222.3tit to enable
the central Oregon Irrigation district
IS CUABANTEED TO DYE AND
' PRESERVE THE TOP
RAINPROOF AND SUNPROOF
rOUR Oltt 18 IriatBUCTIO TO
iin.un VOUR MONSV I" VOU
l(0 WITH RtButTS
FOR SALE BY
GOODWIN DRUG STORE
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r urn Central Oregon Irrigation
roinpiiny a rejeeied by vota of SS2
Unn rem uly Imili'i" will nuke no
lontracia to teach next year for leaa
than $100 a month, according to raao
lutlona adopted at the cloalug aeaalon
of the annual tea-hera' Inalltuta at
With 6S.789 now enrolled In the city
public arhoola. tba eallinatad popula
tion of I'ortland. aa taken from tba
arliool cenein, la 323.22. according to
tabutatlona announced by School Clerk
I'rellmluary atepa were taken at a
nn 1 ina nf the rounty budget commit
irr ami th" Lane county court to pro
.lit to iln witera nf tho rounty a prop
icillin to leeue $1.0o0,lill In bonda for
t'liiaillla rounty tearhera, although
they adviH-ain higher aalarlea for all
ti arir hi 1 lie rounty. are not In favor
of milena. according to reaolutlona
paneed by 20 tearhera at the Umatilla
loiiniy leaihera' Inalltuta.
When the big cannery built at Al
bany the pant eumiimr by the I'uyal
lup and Humner Valley Fruligrowera'
aaaoriatlon cloaxt Ita flrat aeaaon'a run
nork will begin at once on the er-ctlon
of new bulldluga for next aeaaon.
A propnd ronatltutloual amend
ment extending tho highway Indebted
nana limitation from 2 to 4 or 5 per
cent will be fiM In the offlcea of tho
-reiary of atata thla week, according
10 Jam-e Htewart. repreaentatlva, of
Finland faeea a coal ahortage, with
not a vratlge of hop for relief, other
ihan airlrt rouaervatlon of fuel by re
lilrnta of tbe cliy. according to a re
port made by Deputy City Attorney
Markay, In charge of tho fuel aliuatlon
In tho city.
The Klaakanlna river fleh hatchery
U fael developing Into one of the prin
cipal planta of the kind operated by
the Oregvti Klli and Game commla
aion. There are now 8.000.000 chlnook
Mlmon egga at tho Klaakanlno hatch
ery, while about S05.000 young fry have
been batched. Additional ahlpment of
egg ar expected In the Immediate fu
turo and i Imi to 10.090.000 fry will be
turned out from that plant uext eprlr
Recordt of llfe tennera taken at ran
dom from the (Ilea at the atnto peni
tentiary Indicate that the mm aent to
that Inatltutlon to aerve Hie extreme
penalty under the pn-acnt lawa have
aerveil on n average a trifle mor than
At the requeat of County Commla
el.mer llolman. Dlatrlct Attorney
Kvana la preparing a reaolutlon offer
I nc a etandlng reward of J5000 to per
Hona leadlu 10 tho apprehenalon of
any man commlttlug a murder In Mult
Tnineporilng convlcta to the Oregon
penitentiary by airplane Inatead of by
iralu and automobile aa Ih tho preacnt
practice, la proponed In a letter receiv
ed by the governor from Cheater O.
Murphy, aecrctaiy and attorney for an
The packing plant of th McMlnn
vllh I! ult tiinwera' aaaoclatlon. now
flnlehliiK the aeaaon'a pack of more
than 30 carloads of first-grade apples.
Iuih been obliged to curtail Ihe work
of caring for nil tho fruit produced lu
the vicinity of McMlnnvlllo through
lark of cnr.
Aa n result of tho splendid prices
received tho pnsi two years for tho
fruit, Gordon O. Drown, horticulturist
of tba Hood River experiment station,
says ho flnda that many Hood Hlver
orchnrdlsts, deaplto tho high coat of
tho nuraery stock, ars planning heavy
plnntlngs of cherries.
That no person, firm or corporation,
hiring another In this atate, shall pay
a wogo of less than $1 a day of eight
hours for any male employe or a wiino
of Ices than $20 n week of 48 hom
for any femalo employe Is proposed In
a constitutional amendment filed with
tho assistant accretary of state.
Ouvld Smith and Walter Danaeter.
charged with murder In connection
with the shooting of J. N. Burgess nnd
Oorge IVrlnger, eeustt'rn Oregon stock
men, during a holdup of the Claremont
Tavern, near I'ortland, pleaded guilty.
Previously James Ogle, another mem
ber, bad pleaded guilty and all wera
sentenced to life Imprisonment.
Because of the contention of the Oregon-Washington
which opernos extensively In Hood
Hlver valley, that It would be unable
longer to continue Its aervtco unless
given financial relief, tho Oregon pub
lic service commission has authorised
an Increase of rates for both residence
nnd tuslness phones of about 10 per
cent, established an exchange toll
rhaigo and made slight modifications
In several branches of the service.
66TH CONGRESS SENATOR NEWBERRY
FACES BIG ISSUES' INDICTED BY JURY
Wsshlngton The dth congress in
Its first regular aasslon was convened
The business shend of th legisla
tors comprises a program rated by
leaders ss the most Important lit years.
If not In the nation's history. Including
what are considered aonio of the most
complicated domestic problems ever
The senate Is expected to begin"
work on the Cummins rsllroad bill snd
the honso on miscellaneous bunlness.
Homo committees will start work on
the 10 annual appropriation measures
to bo enacted before July 1.
While the railroad lobulation la be
fore th aenate. negotiations toward
dlspntsl of the Gorman peace tresty
are expected to reach a head, but with
leaders on both sides doubtful of (Inst
action before Ihe holidays.
The record billion dollar congresnes.
of ordinary peace times, faded Into the
past when Secretary Glass, presenting
the annual estimates, proposed appro
priations of practically five billion dol
lars for conducting the peace time ac
tivities of the government during the
coming fiscal year.
According to these figures It will
cost more thsn five times as much to
conduct the peace-tlmo affairs of gov
ernment aa It did lu tho year immedi
ately preceding tho world war.
'FLU' SPREAD BY HANDSHAKE
Dirtier the Atmosphere, the Mors Im
mune One Is to Disease, Says
St Louis. Mo. There i no Indica
tion of an epidemic at Influenza this
winter, according to poflltcr nt the
convention of the Association of Mil
itary Surgeons of the United Stales
One method of spreading the disease
is by handshaking, It was said.
Col. Victor C. Vaughn, In nn address,
declared the dirtier the atmosphere
nnd the wore bacteria one brnabeU,.
the more tinmiino he would be to dis
ease. This was proved, lie snld. by
wtntlstlcs compiled during the war,
which showed that the greatest death
rate from disease was among men from
The city-reared man." he asserted.
"Is accustomed to breathing filthy air,
w hile the country-bred mm Is not, nnd
consequently a foul atmosphese win
affect the latter sooner than the for-
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wonderful little car. .No other car has over been built with the three-point
Mispenaion cantilever spring which you will notice In the above picture
One hundred and thirty-inch spring base on an hundred-inch wheel base
that's wh.it gives you the wonderful ridinff comfort over any other, car.
Select your own road and let me take you a ride. I will take you safely
where no other car dares to tread.
DR. S. L. KENNARD
Grand JUDlds. Mich Truman H.
Newberry, United Stales senator from
Michigan, was Indicted by a United
States grand Jury here for corruption,
fraud and conspiracy lu connection
with the election by which he obtain
ed bis seat In the senate, defeating
Henry Ford, his domoeretlc opponent
With Newberry, 13S other persons
were Indicted on tbe same charge.
Among thone named were H. A. Hop
kins. Rl Claire. Mich . anltant sec
retary of the United liiates senate;
John C. Newberry, brother of the
mil or. lietrolt, and Taul II. King of
Jwtrolt. King was manager of the New
berry campaign committee.
It was alleged that voters were
bribed, election bosrds corrupted,
editors siibnidized and moving picture
theaters bought up in the endeavor
to defeat Henry Ford, flrt In the
prlmartee of both parties, and later,
when he had won tbe democratic nom
ination, in tho election itself.
Men Entombed Two Weeks Rescued.
Wallace. Idaho. After being In the
Gold Hunter mloe. at Mullan alnce Sat
urday morning, November 15. when
they were entombed by a elide of
earth, "P. r. Grant and Emil Sayko.
miners, were rescued Saturday, Nov.
29. Both men were In fairly good
condition. Grant and Sayko had been
Imprisoned more than 14 full days, or
271 hours and five minutes.
REDUCTION IN RATES MADE
Schedule of Pacific Telephone aV Tele
graph Company Held Exorbitant.
Salc-ni, Or. Sweeping reductions are
made in tho rates of the Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph company In tbe
stute In an order lasued by the public
Tbe order pronounces the tariff pre
scribed for the company last August
by Postmaster-General Burleson both
exorbitant and Illegal, and relnatates
w.th slight modifications the tariff
prescribed by tbe commission last
The order also directs the company
to refund to its patrons all moneys
collected under the Burleson tariff in
excess of the new rates prescribed,
and it is estimated they will total more
than $130,000. The order becomes ef
Carranza Must be Good
Washington. Itsnewlng its request
for the Immediate release of Consular
Agent Jenkins Imprisoned st Puebls,
the Isteet American note to Melco,
made public here, arraigns tbe Meg.
lean government's conduct In severe
terms and characterizes It ss a studied
attempt to ensnare the American con
sular agent la the Intricacies of legal
No ultimatum was served snd bo
Indication was gives) of what the
American government'a course would
be If Jenkins is not immediataly re
leased. Tbe note to Mexico begins by saying
that the United States declined to be
drawn Info a Judicial discussion of
"Irrelevant or unimportant matters,"
and aaya tbe request for the consular
agent's release is founded on "right
The United States, the note ssys, is
"constrained to the opinion" that the
Carranza arguments that the case Is
being Investigated and that Jenkins
has not taken opportunity to be re
leased on ball are "mere excuses."
This government does not sdmit, tbe
note saya, that It Is necessary to keep
Jenkins In Jail while bis case la being
investigated and this government "fsils
to discern" that tbe "Intricacies of the
Mexican penal law" have been applied
with Impartial effect to Jenkins.
Oregon News Notes ;
Because of having more water avail
able than la necessary to Irrigate lands
at present Included In Ita project, tbe
Columbia basin survey commission has
written a letter to Percy A- Cupper,
atate engineer, asking for maps, pro
files and other data regarding eastern
Oregon tracts which might be acquired
by the commission In Its Irrigation
To make plain amendments to tbe
election lews passed st the last aesslon
of the legislature. Sam A. Koser, assist
ant secretary of state. Is sending out
letters to every county clerk In Oregon
calling attention to the act requiring
tbe re-establishing of Toting precincts
within the counties of the state at the
regular December terms of the vsrious
Mandamus proceedings to settle the
question aa to whether Governor 01
cott Is to aerve out the unexpired term
of the late Governor VNtbyeombe or
to hold the office merely until the next
regular election will be Instituted st
once by G. M. Roberts, district attor
ney of Jackson county, according to
an announcement made by Attorney
Whether It would be to the best in
terest a of the state to close Columbia
slough and thereby lncreaae the agri
cultural possibilities of Bauviea Island,
lying north of Portland, or reclaim the
lands, dyke the waterway and thereby
make ita navigability a greater asset
In attracting Industries, Is a serloua
question in the mind of Percy A. Cup
per, state engineer.
Opening bids for the construction of
the proposed new bridge across Youngs
Bay at Astoria, graveling the canyon
section of the Baker-Cornucopia high
way in Baker county, and the sale of
$1,000,000 worth of road bonds author
ized at the last session of tbe legisla
ture will feature the meeting of the
state highway commission to be held
In Portland on December 20.
There were approximately 1520 miles
of state highway work, including all
post and forest projects under contract
In Oregon on November 15. according
to a report prepared by the state high
way department. The total cost of
these Improvements, Including 380
miles of paving. 316 miles of macadam,
824 miles of grading, engineering and
contingencies is $21,464,613.44.
i Find Curiosity ShOD
In lltn'r Inelrloe
ill man a nuiw
Boston. Discovery of u hu
man "curiosity shop" was an
nounced by officers of tbe house
of correction at Deer Island.
Charles W. Buzzell of Montreal,
serving a sentence of one year
for forgery, complained of Indi
gestion. In bis stomach a doctor found
parts of a dog chain two feet
long, part of a safety razor
blade, a suspender buckle, 179
pieces of glass, bits of hay bal
ing wire, staples, " nails and
screws. - -
This collection was for pur
poses of suicide, not amusement
or profit, according to Dr. L. C
Budget, New Ttx and Tariff
Systems Included Among :
Washington. General reeOMeadev
tlons on legislation to eossbet the cost
of living, labor unrest, radicalism and
a readjustment of the aatlen to peace
time basis were the features of Presi
dent Wilson's annuel sseeeage to cos
gross delivered Tuesday.
Tbe peace treaty, tbe president told
congress, will be discussed In sep
arate message later, as will the rsll
For the second time only since the
president established the practice ef
addressing congress In person, hfes
message was reed by tbe clerks.
Seven Important Recommendations.
The president's principal recommen
dations were: -
Establishment of a budget system
for tbe national finances.
Reorganisation of the Uxatlen sys
tem with simplification of tbe Income
and excess profits. ' '
Readjustment of tbe tariff system.
If neeessery, to meet changed world
conditions and make the system con
form with the fsct taet the United
States Is "ths greatest capitalist in
Recognition and relief for veteran
soldiers of the world war particularly
in tbe way of government farms ss
proposed by Secretary Lane.
Proper measures to foster tbe dye
stuff Industry built up during the war
to keep the United States Independent
of foreign supply.
An enlarged program for rural de
velopment. In recognition of the farm
ers' part In the war.
Measures which "will remove the
causes" of "political restlessness in
our body politic."'
Causes of Unrest superficial
The president made bis moat exten
sive reference to tbe pees treaty by
aaylng the oauses for tbe unrest "are
superficial rather than ' deeo-eeeted"
and that they "arise front or are con
nected with tbe failure on tbe part of
our government to arrive speedily at
a Just and permanent peace "permit
ting return to normal conditions, from
the transfusion of rMIcar theories
from sea thing European centers pend
ing such delsy, from heartless profi
teering resulting from the taerears of
tbe cost of living, and lastly from tho
machinations of passionate end male
volent agitators. ' " " ' "
"With the return to normal condi
tions this unrest will rapidly disap
pear." Would Curb Agitators.
The president renewed his recom
mendations for legislation to deal ef
fectively with "those persons who by
violent methods would abrogate our
Several recommendations, some re
newals of previous ones, were made by
the president to bring down the cost
of living. Among them were extension
of the food control lsw to pesce times
for the emergency, regulations for
transportation of foods in interstate
commerce, a cold storsge law modeled
after the law in New Jersey, a lsw
requiring marks to show the length of
time foods are kept In storsge and a
law to seoure "competitive selling and
prevent nnoonsclonsble profits,"' by
federal license of corporations selling
food In Interstate commerce.
War-Tlme Order on fuel Issued..
Washington. War-time restrictions
on the nation's use of coal, more atrin
gent than those applied during the
war, were ordered into efteot to stave
off a fuel famine, .
Phone your dray orders,
93, or call at store.
Davis & Ellis