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WESTON, OREGON. FRIDAY. APRIL 16. 1&20
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OREGON NEWS NOTES
Principal Events of (ho Week
Briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
Clarence II. Brown of Hhedd haa bwn
fieri H president of the Linn county
Jersey ('aula rluli.
t'ommnrcial chicken ralarra oTl.lna
rolihly' met it l-elmum Halurday In
n all day session.
i ! peeled that construction work
will anon start at Kuaen mi a new
lign.nno rnndi-nat-ry and creamery.
An unidentified uiau about 40 yeare
nlil waa ktlleil by a awitch Kitgim In
the O W. II. t N. yerda at Hood Hiver.
Klamath Kali" barbers have advane
d Urn rlr of hair tuning from to
to 75 f'linta and ahavte from 25 (o 36
Th business Section of fcugene la b
ln( raiivaaaed In favor of a movement
to close all stores at 6 o'rlork lo tho
Hank"" representing 1-aite. I'ooe,
Curry and Dougiae counties mat at
Itoaehurg Saturday la regular (roup
Tba rreahyierlan rhurrh of rtoarburf
haa raised the paslor'a aalary lo $1(10I
a year and reduced the church debt
from $7ooo to IJOoO.
Tha 16th annual Benton county Bun
day school con van l Ion waa hold at tba
Klrat Congregational church In Cor
vallla Saturday aftarnoon.
Tha navy department at tha request
of Senator Chamberlain will probably
detail battleahlp to Aatorla for tha
Urand Army encampment.
Few contract are being made In
Marlon county for loianberrlra at 13
canta per pound. Producer ara hold
ing out for 14 and 1 cent.
Fir loeaee In Oregon for tha month
of March. exeluelvo of Portland to
taled $17,000. according to a report
by A. C. Barber, atata fire marabal.
Captain Cushman llartwell. now
with tha Eleventh cavalry at Monterey.
Cal , la detailed aa assistant military
Instructor at Oregon Agricultural col
Rev. O. I Lovell, pimtor of the Unit-
d Hvangellral church of 8alem, haa
teen elected presiding elder of the Ore
gon conference of that denomination
for a term of four yeara.
Oregon' poatmaalara aoon to be ap
pointed are: Mary L. Kolger, Ituell,
I'olk county; Charlaa J. Uuah. Harper.
Malheur county, and Clement E. Qougb
at Mehamn. Marlon county.
Under tho name of the Klamath
County Chamber of Commerce, tho old
Klamath Commercial club, whlrh
lapsed Into Inactivity at the beginning
of tha war. haa been reorganised.
Mrs. K. A. Young of Tangent waa
elected prealdant of the Oregon Prea
hyterlan Missionary aoclety of tha
United Presbyterian church of Oregon
In the annual convention at Albany.
John II. Seavny, pioneer hop grower
Second -Hand Sad
dles. We will trade
new saddles for old
Harness Oiled for
$..00 per set. -
rt l.sne county, haa contracted with a
Port i I firm to aell Ilia 1020 crop of
hope at 70 renta a pound, whlrh la
natd lo be tho highest price aver quot
ed In the county.
Ground will be broken May I for
tha new Catholic academy at Klamath
Fall", whlrh It la planned to make
eventually one of tba largest Cathollo
arhoole In tha atata. Tha building will
ba a three atory brick atructure.
II. A. Rndrup of llllgard killed blm
aelf In the Hotel gommer at Elgin be
rauae of dlagrara In being arreeled ot
the charge of burning hie hotel build
ing at llllgard eevrra! weeka ago la
order to collect $1800 Inauranra.
W. II. Parker, Klamath Fall manag
er of the Klamath Development com
pany, bark'd by Han Francisco and
Hpokane rapllallata, haa purrhaaed the
Keno Power company. Including tha
Klamath river power plant. The prlea
Five atill have been filed In the cir
cuit court by the atate Induatrlal ac
cident commission ar.alnst Clataop
county flrme, and Indlvlduala to re
cover the amounta alleged to lie due
the atate for feea for the atate acci
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Oregon Pioneer esaoclg.
Hon recently held preliminary plana
for tho 4Hth annual reunion were out
lined. The reunion will take place
on Thursday. July 1. In the public
auditorium In Portland.
Contracts were expected to be olgn
ed at the shipping board Monday
whereby tho construction of seven 11,
ooo ton tankera wll ba awarded to tba
Northwest Bieel company of Portland.
In lieu of war contracts for three aleel
cargo ahlpa which were canceled.
More rain thia week. Tho soil haa
about atl it ran hold at present, and
if old June will hold off for awhile
the farmers would have a chance to
get sonic work, done in tho way of
l "OYER THE HILL" J
Athena ia to have a commercial
club, and it ia a live one, too.
Al Johnson, who ia assessor of Wal
la Walla county, haa sold hia acreage
property near Walla Wala and moved
into the city.
The new suits for the high school
bain-ball team have arrived. Athena
playa Weston High on the home
grounds Monday afternoon.
John W'ull, stalwart ex-acrvice man
and member of Perahing'a picked bri
gade, haa com up from Pendleton
and taken a position in the Preston
Mr. W. A. Grifflth of Hall. Mon
tana, visited hi on Roy at tho
Cartlcn homo in this city last week.
Ho will a! ho visit another son at On
Johnny Hoy and hia biff ateam rol
ler remained In tho ditch on south
Third atrvt for a long time yesterday.
The bin niaehino struck a soft place
and mired down.
Tho pastry sale held last Saturday
afternoon in tho Walts & Rogers
store, netted tho Methodist Aid So
ciety about $30. Tho ladies report a
very satisfactory patronntco.
Mrs. A. H. Mclntyre arrived homo
Monday from Portland where she
went to take medical treatment- Sho
reports Miss Hudson, who was in tho
Jones sanitarium, as recovering.
Logsdon & Myriek arc installing
an ice manufacturing plant at their
Athena Market, this week. Tho plant
will have a capacity of twelve hun
dred pounds of ice every 24 hour
that it is in oixiration. v
Roy Montague, nephew of Mr.
John Stanton, and Miss Lilian Morri
son were united in marriago at Ar
lington, on April 9. Tha groom is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Montague,
former residents of Athena.
Claude Reeder came up this week
from his homo in Tacoma on business,
lie will leave Tacoma after the close
of the school year for southern Cal
ifornia where ho hopes to benefit hia
health, the family making their home
Attorney C. E. Prestbye and wife
arrived in Athena Tuesday from
Whiteflsh, Mont. Attorney Prest
bye will be' associated with Attorney
WatU in the practice of law here. He
was city attorney at Whiteflsh and
city clerk, .
, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bradley are
viniting at tho homo of Mrs. Brad
ley's parents. Mr." and Mrs. Bern
Banister. Mr. Bradley, who was for
merly county surveyor, is now con-
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nected with U. 8. bureau of public
work a, at Portland.
Will M. Peterson, well known Pen.
dleton attorney and candidate for del
egate to the National democratic con
vention, was in the city for a short
while, Wednesday forenoon. All
democrats, men, women and children'
up this way, would be pleased to see!
Mr. Peterson elected. There are fivei
aspirants in the race, and Mr. Peter
eon believes hia election depends
wholly on getting the full democratic
vote registered before the primaries,
are held. '
News ia received here by Dr. and
Mrs. S. F. Sharp from their daughw
Ur, Carrie, who haa been critically ill
in Seattle, that she has had the fur
ther misfortune of losing a trunk full
of clothes in the Lincoln Hotel fire.
Miss Sharp'a trunk waa stored in the
basement of the hotel. Her sister,
Mrs. James McSherry, nee Alt
Sharp, had left the hotel only the day
previous to the disastrous fire in
which four people lost their lives. .
John Pierce says he has sold IS 10.
28 worth of fur since last fall, having
found time to trap besides doing his
farm work. His last cleanup was on
last Sunday when he opened a den
containing seven coyote pups. These
will net him $24. During the winter
he disposed of mounted coyote pelts
amounting to SCI; 77 muskrat skins
at 310.18; eleven akunk at 155; ten
cayuse hides, $60. His boys, Bob and
John assisted in the trapping to some
Richard Thompson, who has been
farming northwest of Athena, has
leased the Louis Bergevin ranch,
south of Athena, and purchased the
farming equipment and outfit; he will
move to the Bergevin place and reside
there, retaining his leased holdings
northwest of town. also. Mr. Berge
vin has purchased land on the south
side of the Umatilla river and will en
gage in stockraising.
John Davidson, former Athena
farmer, was in the city this week for
a brief visit with his daughters, Mrs.
Fred Pinkcrton and Mrs. A. H. Mc
lntyre. Mr Davidson has been trans
ferred from Walla Walla, where he
has long held the position of guard
in the penitentiary, to a like place in
the Monroe, Wash., reformatory
Two big black cats up at tho Boyd
home, became involved in a fight one
evening recently, and in the scrim
mage tipped over on themselves a
kerosene can. Both cats received a
bath all right, and now tho fur is
peeling off and they present an ap
pearance corresponding to that of a
Mexican lap poodle.
Rev. G. Kopriva last Sunday
preached his farewell sermon in the
Methodist church, where he has re
signed his pastorate for a position as
field agent for an orphanage in Salt
Lake City. Ho left Monday to as
sume his new duties, his family re
maining here until the close of school.
Mrs. Edna McPherrin Bell, well
known in Athena, was married re
cently at Yuba, California, to Mr. W.
D. Caswell, of San Francisco. Mr.
and Mrs. Caswell will reside in San
Francisco where the groom is en
gaged in the automobile business.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dudley will
leave shortly for California, to re
main a short time. They will join
Mr. and' Mrs. V. C. McDonald, on a
motor trip home, the Dudley car hav
ing been left in California, when they
came home, several weeks ago.
The county rock crusher is crunch
ing away at its work in the quarry in
tho southwest part of town, and the
output is being transported in big
trucks to the point of macadamizing
the highway, east of town.
a' Perfect Day
Tbe Campfire Girts
Swas-Te-Ka Campfiro held a most
delightful session at the club room
in Memorial hall Saturday aftor
nt on. All the members responded to
roll call. Homecraft honors were
awarded each young lady. Velma
Banister was elected musician. A
debate was then given on the ques
tion: "Resolved, tliat home train
ing ia more beneficial to a woman
than businesa or political training
The affirmative was presented by
Misaes Helen Ray born and Velma
Banister, while the negative was
handled by Misses Ailcen Eagleton
and Kathleen Pedersen. A love-feast
followed which included a retinue of
palatable dishes prepared by Misses
Tearl Davis and Velma Banister and
Mrs. Sarah Rowland. Mrs. Peter
Hass was an interested visitor at
A "Bike" for the Boys
An enterprise that will surely
be greeted by three rousing cheers
from the Young America of Weston
and vicinity has been planned for to
morrow (Saturday) by Cash Wood,
county secretary of the Y. M. C. A.
It ia no less than a grand and glor
ious hike to some destination that as
yet possesses the glamor of the un
known, and it will start at ten
o'clock tomorrow from the fountain
on Main street. All boys ten years
or older are eligible to go on the
expedition. They are requested to
bring lunch and two raw eggs. No
fire arms are allowed on this hike,
but the boys may carry cameras,
baseball gloves and fishing tackle.
Some grownup boys figure on going
and renewing their youth.
ROADS WANT $600,000,000
Amount Declared Necessary to Buy
New Railway Equipment
Chicago. Six hundred million dol
lars will bo needed by the railroads
thia year to finance the purchase ot
new equipment, the Association of
Railway Executives aunounced. Presi
dents of 65 railroads met here to dis
cuss division of the $300,000,000 loan
provided by the transportation act
The remaining $300,000,000 will be
furnished by the stronger systems
and through loans negotiated in the
Investment market, tho executive
Equipment needs for this year, the
presidents reported, include 100,000
freight cars. 3000 passenger cars and
Gtiatemalana In Revolt
Waahington. The long threatened
revolution In Guatemala against Presi
dent Estrada Cabrera finally has brok
en out. Reports to tbe state depart
ment said the opponents ot the presi
dent had gained control ot Guatemala
City, after some street fighting. A
marine, guard from the cruiser Ta
coma and eubmarine tender Niasara
has been landed to protect the Ameri
Labor Board Named.
Washington. The railroad labor
board waa appointed by President Wil
son. The members are: Represent
ing the public George W. Hanger,
Washington. D. C: Henry Hunt, Cin
cinnati; R. M. Barton. Tennesaee.
Repreaenting the railroads Horace
aker. J. H. Elliot and William L.
Park. Representing the employes
Albert Phillips, A. O. Wharton and
James J. Forrester. The board will
be authorised to meet In Washington
at once to take no the grlevancea of
the railroad employee now on strike.
THOUSANDS DESERT NAVY
Whole Service Traatened With
Dlesata r, Saya Rear Admiral.
Washington. Thousands of deser
tions In the navy In tha last year
bare brought conditlone unparalleled
In Ameriran naval hlaiory, Rear
Adinlral Tboinea Washington, chief of
the bureau of navlaatlou, Friday told
the senate investigating committee.
Tbe whole naval aervlce, he warned,
la threatened with disaster unless con
gress immediately enacta legislattaa
raising the pay of officers and men
to a point that will allow the navy lo
Compete with cJtII occapatlona.
There were 4 desertions In the
last ail months of 11. Rear-Admiral
.Washington declared, and thus far
thia year they have averaged around
700 a month.
Probsra Find Coal Price Inaxeuaable.
Washington. Tho Tniled SlatM
bituminous coal commission, which
set I led the dispute between soft coal
miners and operators, declared in a
formal statement tbat preaeot prices
of bltumlnoua coal "were Inexcusable
and out of all relation to the Increate
In tbe cost of production caused by
higher wagea granted by tbe com
mission." Twin Falls Man Idaho Legion Head.
Twin Kails. Idaho. Leo Bracken of
Twin Falls waa chosen Idaho state
commander of the American Legion at
tbe final meeting of tbe atate con
vention here. Kellogg waa chosen
tbe 121 convention city and Twin
Falls the atate headquarters for the
Court Defied; Union Man Jailed.
Pittsburg, Kan. President Alex
ander Howat of the Kansas irtesouri
district of United Uine. Workers, waa
aent to Jail by Judge A. J. Curran for
contempt of court Howat had denied
the authority of tbe newly created
state industrial court
WESTON SCHOOLS i
The girls of the Red Cross clas
have resumed their work under the
insturction of Miss Counahan. They
will be examined in this work the
latter part of the month. One sem
ester's credit will be given for Red
The boys have been doing little
work in baseball and track the last
week, on account of the rainy
Henry Craigen was a welcome vis
itor in the primary room last Fri
day. The sophomore class elected Hel
en Johnson as secretary-treasurer
at a recent meeting.
. Mr. Hopkins of Pleasantville, X.
J., was a visitor in the high school
Dr. Louise M. Richter and Mrs. L.
S. Sanders from the Oregon Social
Hygiene Society, gave lectures Mon
day morning to the pupils of the
high school and tho si.xth, seventh
and eighth grades.
The Freshmen will give a benefit
movie at Memorial Hall April 22,
Marguerite Clarke in "Still Waters,"
and one of Fatty Arbuckle's comedies
will be given.
Miss Cojvin -has had nearly a per
fect attendance in her room this
week. . Tho pupils are doing some
very artistic work in spring decora
tions. Mrs. Cannon of Milton, was a vis
itor in Miss Rintoul's room Tuesday.
Eldred Price is back in school aft
er an absence of several days.
The Astoria Amateur Wireless as
sociation, with E. P. Hawkins, presi
dent; Carl Josephson, vice-president;
E. A. Smith, secretary and treasurer,
and a charter membership of 15, was
reorganised April 1. The former or
ganizatlon was discontinued at the
outbreak of the war.
The Oregon State Bar association,
through Its grievance committoe, has
filed proceedings in the supreme court
asking that George A. Hall, an at
torney of Portland, and John N. Seiv
ers, an attorney with officea at Oregon
City, be disbarred from practicing
their profession In Oregon.
Pine Valley residents are making
another effort to divide Baker county.
It is proposed to cut oft what is called
the Panhandle, once a part of Union
county but later annexed to Baker,
and form a new county. The great
distance from the Panhandle to Baker,
the county seat is the source of dissatisfaction.
SONORA REPUDIATES ;
Federal Custom-Houses and
Property Seized When
Nogalea, flonora. Cuatoma-housee
aod all property of tbe federal govtr-
ment of Mexico were formally aeitad
In the name of tbe "Republic of Boa
ora" hrr, simultaneously wlib receipt
of a report of a clash between Carraa
ta soldiers and Sonora atate troops at
Guaymaa. - "
Sooora atate officials, beaded by
Governor Adolfo d la Huerta, gover
nor of Sonora, who haa been proclaim
ed "auprem power of tbe republle ef
Sonora," by tbe atate congress; declar
ed while the atate had fteceded. It
would return to the Mexican republle
upon gtiaranteea from tbe national ad
min latratlon tbat there would be no
infringement of the state'a rights by
the federal government
The secession waa brought about by
Carranza ordering federal troops Into
tbe atate. .
Spread of the accession movement to
other aectiona unless tbe government
acta quickly was forecast here. The
Slnaloa atate congress, according to In
formation received bere, baa Indorsed
tho action of the Sonora congress ia
demanding constitutional rights and
Lower California, according to these
reports, la expectedvio do tbe same.
Slnaloa politics are closely Interwoven
with Sonora'a and both atatea are large
ly controlled by General Alyara Obre
gon. Reports from tbe Long Creek and
Muddy Creek districts In Baker coun
ty are to the effect that a second
winter is being experienced, and bay
la becoming so scarce that there ia
likely to be a severe loss of jtock if
the winter lasts much longer. Be
cause of the snow, all farm work baa
been discontinued.. . j- . .
Practically all the laws passed at the
special session of the legislatureast
January, with the exception of those ve
toed by Governor Olcott and others con
tingent upon approval of the voters at
the election to be held on May 21. will
become operative April 17, according to
announcement made by Sam A. Koser,
assistant secretary' of state.
Petitions asking that the name of
Leonard Wood be placed on the re
publican preferential ballot at the pri
mary election to be held on May 21
were filed with the secretary ot state.
Tbe petitions were signed by more
than 2000 voters ef Oregon and were
brought to Salem by Dow V. Walker
and J. D. Zurcber, both of Portland.
J. G. Kelly of Portland filed with
the state engineer application for per
mission to construct what will be
known as the Marlon lake reservoir,
at the headwaters of the north fork
of the Santiam river, for the storage ot
28,155 acre feet of water, and the ap
propriation ot the rtored water for
the development of 26,638 horsepower.
At a special municipal election . at
Baker, two measures, one authorizing
the bonding of $40,000 "to provide fundi
for construction of a dam on the city's
Goodrich creek reservoir site to etore
water to augment the present supply,
r,nd the other measure authorizing
bonds for the construction ot better
and larger quarters for the fire depart"
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Rooms 1 and 2, Inland Empire Bank
Cuilding, Pendleton, Oregon
Hours 10 to 12 a. m.-l:30 to 5 p. m.