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B renta of N oted People, Governmenta
and Pacific N orth» eat and Other
Things W orth Knowing.
A $1,000,000.000 governm ent plant
to m anufacture aircraft is being plan
ned. Secretary Daniels has announced.
King George has called a special
m eeting of the privy council for the
purpose of proclaiming a change in the
title of th e royal house.
Bo Sweeney, assistant secretary of
the Interior, died suddenly a t his home
in W ashington Monday from angina
pectoris. He had suffered from the
disease for some tim e.
Quentin Rooeevelt, a son of the for
mer president, was among 40 aviators
who received commissions as lieuten
ants in the aviation section of the
Army Signal Reserve corps.
King George has conferred the m ili
tary medal for bravery on three mem
bers of the American Legion of the
Canadian forces. The men are Lance
Corporal Dick, Sergeant H arlan and
P rivate Porter.
The te x tile shortage now deprives
Germany of napkins and tablecloths,
the use of which in hotels and restau
ran ts in th a t country has been forbid
den. H otels are prohibited changing
bed linens more often than once a
week for guests.
I t is reported in a London Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Lausanne
th a t no more Zeppelins are being con
structed. Thousands of workmen who
h itherto have been employed in build
ing dirigible airships are now said to
be engaged in the construction of a
large num ber of airplanes.
A rgentina has instructed her minis
te r in Berlin to demand of th e German
governm ent an answ er to the A rgen
tin e note calling for satisfaction for
the torpedoing of the A rgentine
steam er Toro and the promise to cease
attacks on A rgentine ships. A rupture
in relations is considered imminent.
A speedy passage by the senate of
the $640,000,000 aviation bill, passed
by the house Saturday, was predicted
by Senator Chamberlain, chairm an of
the m ilitary com m ittee. He had little
doubt, he said, th a t the measure, pro
viding for a fleet of 22,000 airplanes,
would become a law before A ugust 1.
Mrs. E sther Birdsall Darling, of
Nome, Alaska, who sold many racing
dogs to th e French government, has
received the Cross of W ar won by
A laska dogs for service a t the fro n t in
transporting 90 tons of shells to an
isolated post under Are through a bliz
zard th a t raged four days and nights.
F our of the largest and most modern
German subm arines were destroyed by
American warships which were con
voying the first installm ent of A m eri
can troops to France, according to a
report from German sources. A Berne
dispatch to a Rome news agency and
forw arded from Rome by the Central
News carried th e inform ation.
The Swedish governm ent has in
structed its m inister a t Berlin to pro
te st against the torpedoing of Swedish
fishing boats by German submarines.
A Danish inventor, i t is announced,
has discovered a process for m aking
news p rin t paper from seaweed. The
new process is said to entail half the
cost of m aking paper from wood pulp.
Bar silver w ent to 80 cents an ounce
in New York Thursday a new high rec
ord since the war and for many years
Heavy coinage demand by
European countries is believed the
W ith 1600 street railw ay employes
on strik e for higher wages and shorter
hours, traffic in Toronto, Canada, is al
most paralyzed. Trucks and automo
biles had much trouble in moving the
are increasing the damage.
Portland grain men, who are keep
ing in daily touch w ith the situ atio n in
the interior, fear th a t the N orthw est
will not have more than half a crop
One of the leading authorities esti
m ates a yield of 36,000,000 to 40,000,-
000 bushels in the three states as
against 65,000,000 bushels produced
last year. Another dealer here makes
an estim ate of 10,000,000 bushels for
Oregon, 17,000,000 bushels for W ash
3,000,000 bushels for
N orthern Idaho, a total of only 30.-
000,000 bushels for this territory.
It is the early spring sown grain
th a t is being hurt in the dry sections
of W ashington, b ut in the dry sections
of Oregon th e late spring-sown w heat
is suffering most.
W’in ter wheat is
generally in good condition, but the
winter-sown acreage is not heavy.
Rains throughout the w heat belt this
week would, of course, be of benefit,
but the g rea ter p art of the dam age al
ready done cannot be repaired, in the
opinion of crop experts.
The oats and barley crops are aleo
needing moisture, but they have not
been affected as seriously as wheat.
The acreage of both these cereals is
larger than usual this year, and in
spite of the drouth a crop above the
normal is expected.
F I R E AND POI SON F L O U R I S H
K lam ath County Livestock Killed by
H undreds -A ttem p t Incendiarism.
K lam ath Falls, Ore. — A ttem pts to
s ta rt fires in K lam ath Falls and on a
stock ranch in the vicinity as well as
the poisoning of large num bers of live
stock led to more active steps Tuesday
to round up the I. W. W. elem ent in
this county. Some of those arrested
Monday were released upon exam ina
tion, while several new a rrests were
The number of armed deputies is
being increased by Sheriff Humphrey
and guards a t all m anufacturing plants
are being strengthened.
The local fire departm ent answered
an alarm Monday night a t 11 o ’clock
a t the home of C. A. Bunting, for
merly president of the K lam ath Falls
W ater U sers’ association here, where
a fire was set w ith kindlings under the
north side of the barn near the house.
A north wind was blowing, and if the
fire had not been discovered before it
had gained headway the barn and resi
dence undoubtedly would have been
destroyed. Mr. Bunting lives in one
of the m ost exclusive residence dis
tric ts about a mile from th e center of
the city, and it is thought th a t the ob
je ct was to g e t the departm ent far
away so th a t fires could be se t else
where and be destructive.
G reat numbers of livestock have
been poisoned in the lava bed country
on the Oregon-Califom ia line south of
J . Frank Adams, one of the most
prom inent and extensive ranchers in
K lam ath county, last Saturday discov
ered 25 head of his horses and 200 cat
tle dead. F ifty head of cattle from
the “ P ” and “ P itch fo rk ” ranches, and
belonging to various farm ers in South
ern K lam ath county, w ere also found
dead, besides about 40 sheep belonging
to Cox Bros., of th is county.
No clew has been obtained as to how
the poison came to be placed.
Mr. Adams also reports th a t about
11 o’clock Monday m orning he discov
ered an attem p t to brun his big barns
and other outbuildings on his home
ranch near M errill, south of here.
Two small sticks had been set a t the
south side of the barn, and to them
was attached a powerful m agnifying
glass so placed as to have produced fire
and a blaze when the sun arrived a t a
certain position in the sky. The glass
later was proved to have been of suffi
cient stren g th alone for the purpose.
Mr. Adams says he has no reason to
suspect any of the many laborers he
employs for these actions.
Mr. Adams has furnished great
numbers of horses for the aliles since
th e w ar began, and raises g rea t herds
of beef cattle every year.
R epresentative Rankin, of Montana,
Calum et Is A gainst I. W. W.
announces she would ask the house la
Calumet, Mich. — Several thousand
bor com m ittee for a general investiga
tion of the hours of labor for all wo copper country citizens participated in
men in government employ throughout a dem onstration against the I. W. W.
th e country.
here Tuesday. Following a m assm eet
S ergeant Major Antoine Paillard, ing at which the alleged attem p ts of
one of the French aviators who p artic the I. W. W. to cause dissension among
ipated in th e bombardment last Friday the miners w ere denounced as “ acts
The people marched
of th e K rupp factory a t Essen, Ger of treaso n .”
through the streets of Calum et and
many, and who failed to return, has,
it is now learned, landed safely in Hol Redjacket carrying banners inscribed
w ith patriotic slogans. C itizens’ Al
liance pledges, the signers of which
March earnings of express compan agree to rid the copper country of
ies, which w ere $1,202,848 in 1916, strik e ag itato rs, were signed by many.
dropped to $995,044 in March, 1917, re-
Plan for M aking N itrate Changed.
porta to th e In te rsta te Commerce com
m ission show.
W ashington, D. C.—Secretary Baker
announced Tuesday th a t plants for the
F ree lunch and large glasR of beer
production of in trate from atm ospheric
have been abolished in New York City
nitrogen would be constructed imm edi
by th e R etail Liquor D ealers’ associa ately a t a cost of about $4,000,000, and
tion. P re sen t high prices were given th a t w ater power would not be used.
as th e reason.
Sites have not been selected. F u rth er
A proclam ation summ oning the leg discussion by localities desiring to be
isla tu re in e x tra session on July 31 to considered as possible sites is closed
enact food-control legislation for the tem porarily, th e announcement says,
s ta te waa issued Thursday by Gover while th e site com m ittee of cabinet
officers is m aking fu rth er studies.
nor W hitm an, o f New York.
(By U R. JO HNSON.)
Farm er» who have never te»te«l the
I cow or »took pea should by ull meaua
| try a crop of th a t legume this spring.
Originally grown only In the South, It
has spread n o rth « aid anil become a
llrad q u artera of D isturbers Raided and
Senator McNary. A fter Conference. 1‘risoners Assigned to Sewing Room value«! crop throughout tlm central
Members of O rganization I’lacrd
for Several H ours' Work Daily
Requests G overnors to Co-operate
Belonging to the saiuo family us re«l
in Jail Damage» $150,000.
In Quandary Uver Appeal.
in Official Investigations.
quulltU'a of the two, although In many
respects they are entirely unlike.
Clover n spilres two yeurs for m a
K lam ath Fall», Oro.— Klam ath Kalla
W ashington, D. C.—Sixteen woman turity. cowpeas only thr«*> month». A
W ashington, D. C.— If the sta te of
under m atial law.
Oregon will co-operate w ith the Feder
ing in the w om an's party bastilc day certulu and In some section» has b«>- Arnusl guar«)» patrol the »treeta. ln-
al Trade commission, and if like co dem onstration in front of the W hite come so precarious th at farm ers are
operation can be obtained from the House, w ere sentenced in police court casting around for some other fertllla- duatric» of the city are pr«ite«’te<l by
special deputy sheriff* and I. W. W.
sta te of W ashington, a prompt and j Wednesday to serve 60 days in the | Ing crop to replace It.
are being round«’«! up like ca ttls aa the
thorough Federal investigation will be
S when showers are naturally frequent result of a fire Sumlay morning which
made of the fuel situation in the I obstructing the sidewalks.
The women were allowed the a lte r ¡and when the farm er 1» l»u»y with the destroyed the grain elevat«>r an«l mill
N orthw est to ascertain the causes for
prevailing high prices and for existing native of paying $26 fines, but they Icon» and with other w ork; on the «>th- of M artin Brothers ami 26,00(1 bushels
or threatened shortages.
Inform ation promptly refused the offer and were er hand, p«‘ns nre cut In August or of grain. The loaa 1« placet! at $150,-
will be gathered at the same tim e to I taken to the workhouse at Oceoquan, September when the rush of work 1» 000. Incendiarism is »us pec led
enable congress or the Federal govern | Va., and turned over to a matron, who r — —
High wiroi fanned the flames toward
saw th a t each got a shower bath and
m ent to deal w ith the situation.
the factorie« an«l cant of the Kwauna
This assurance was received by Sen exchanged her clothes for a heavy one-
Box company, the Big Lakes Box com
ator McNary Thursday from the Trade piece prison dress. They were assigned
pany, the Standard OH company ami
commission in reply to his recent rec ! to the sew ing room of the prison,
the Klam ath Iron Works, hut heroic
ommendation th a t the commission ex where they will work several hours
efforts of the fire d e t r i m e n t »aved
tend its coal and oil investigation into [ daily.
At th e p a rty 's headquarters there
the N orthw est, where the fuel situ a
Imme«liBtely a fte r the fire Sheriff
was a flurry of uncertainty over the
tion is critical and growing worse.
Humphrey communicate«! w ith Gover
Because of th e P resident’s orders to question w hether the women should be
nor Withycombe, swore in 200 depu
inv estig ate food prices, and on account perm itted to serve th eir sentences
ties and raid«*! the headquarter» of the
of the other investigations already or w ithout protest or w hether th eir cases
; I. W. W., seizing |Mt|iera and books
dered into the cost of government sup should be appealed.
I and arrestin g 39, some of whom sre
Although no one a t the headquarters
plies, the commission says it is over
! thought to be local leaders of the o r
burdened w ith work and short of men,
ganization. Every imlustry in the city
but it is ready and w illing to send tions th a t the course of the women’s
i is umler guard and arme«l guar«!* are
three of its fuel specialists to the friends m ight be determine«) finally by
(«trolling every road leading out of
N orthw est to work with and direct the the a ttitu d e of Dudley Field Malone,
the city. The sheriff intrm ls to arrest
activ ities of sta te experts if the gov collector of customs at New York, who
every I. W. W. f«>uml In the cou/ity.
Mowing Cowpea Crop.
ernors of Oregon and W ashington will came here to te stify for the women,
Henry J. Weeks, of the Weeks Ab
detail a sufficient number of competent and later asked the court to be per-
strac t company, was one of 1 hi m«j*t
; m itted to act as their «-ounscl. The over and when there Is gencrully a dry prominent of those arrested by the
men to conduct th is inquiry.
Finally, cowpeas combine In sheriff. He is accuse«! of tr«’a*»nable
This plan recently was followed in request was granted, but instead of I spell.
Indiana w ith good results. T hat state tak in g any legal steps on behalf of the themselves not only a hay crop but a 1 rem arks before a large crowd aaem-
detailed 18 accountants from the sta te women, Mr. Malone went to the W hite grain crop a» well.
; Idi*l a t the city hall.
All these liniHirtnnt advantages has
board, paying th eir salaries, while house for a long conference w ith Pres
Carloads of provisions, farm ma
the pea over the clover; and against chinery and rannetl gusts, destined fo«
they received a statu s as Federal ident Wilson.
W hat happened a t the conference them I can only think of the (mints I the M artin Brothers' store at Merrill,
agents by being carried on the Trade
was not revealed, but Mr. Malone th at the peu-vIncM require a longer ' 23 miles south of here, were burned.
Commission roll a t $1 per year.
In th eir tem porary capacity as Fed came away visibly perturb«*! and there lim e to cure, depending on th e ran k ; The firm suffer«*! a disastrous fire sev
eral investigators they had the same were many rumors th a t he had re ness of th e vines, and art« a little eral y«'am ago. The fire Sumlay whij ^
rig h t to exam ine books, etc., as do the signed his collectorship anil would take harder to handle with the fork than j discovered at the north corner of the
regular experts of the Trade commis up actively the fight of the suffragists, clover.
- building, on the wimly side ami at a
On my fruit farm p«-ns have e n tire point farth est removed from the office.
sion in the gath erin g of such inform a who repeatedly have been in Police
tion. They gathered complete data on Court during recent weeks for th eir | ly displaced clover because their sea- I It was under g reat heatlway when
the cost of production and distribution dem onstrations a t President W ilson’s I son Is so much shorter. With Urn In first seen.
of coal form th e mine to the consumer. doorstep. These rumors Mr. Malone \ tensive system of fruit-growing I can-
Senator McNary telegraphed Gover him self would neither deny nor affirm. I not afford to give the Innil to clover
The collector spent nearly an hour i for Its long season of growth. At the D E P O R T E D M E N ASK D A M A G E
nor W ithycombe inquiring if he can
detail sta te accountants or other ex w ith Mr. Wilson. When he departed | some timt!—and I should have men
perts to co-operate w ith the represen from the executive offices his fare and tioned this In making the comparison— Arizona I. W. W. Refugees to Demand
tativ es of th e Trade commission in manner showed evidence of g reat emo ■ I believe that a h e n v y crop of clover Is
Reparation for Exile.
making a thorough investigation of tion, and he walked rapidly away.
1 superior as a fertilizer to a crop of
Columbus, N. M — Mining compan
the Oregon fuel situation, and has
asked Senators Jones and Poindexter
Before cowpens were Introduced ies, officials and bUMiness men in the
to make a sim ilar request of the gov P L A N S A R E AGAIN D E L A Y E D j there was no fertilizing crop with W arren copper d istric t of Arizona may
ernor of W ashington.
which to follow early potatoes and lie sut*l for damages by the men who
Goethals-Denman Breach Over Ship j struw berrles. In southern Missouri, on were deporte«! from Bisbee July 12.
At the camp of the Arizona exilea
building P rogram Widens.
a low sandy soli, they will m ature If
ONE CENT CARRIES MAGAZINE
here Sunday the men discussed plans
sown afte r the w heat Is cut and can
W ashington, D. C. — Differences * be
for filing a blanket su it against the
be turned In tim e for the sowing of the
operators, officials ami others who,
Easy and Cheap Plan Offered to Send tw een Chairm an Denman, of the ship
ping board, and Major General Goeth- fall wheat.
the men assert, were res|»msible for
Reading M atter to Front.
F u rth er north In th e latitude of St.
als, m anager of the board's fleet cor
the wholesale deportution from A ri
W ashington, D. C.—Magazines and poration, which have halted the gov
zona of those allege«] to tie m i u Wk
newspapers bearing 1-cent stam ps ern m en t’s ship building program, ap do this but they will make growth or sym pathizers w ith the I.
h ere after may be posted, unwrapped parently were fa r from a settlem en t enough to be of great value to turn
A blanket prayer for th e irt^ R .)* -.
and unaddressed, by persons other than Wednesday night.
through w rit of habeas corpus was also
They should not he sown until the discussed, but the leaders disapproved
publisher, and will be forwarded by
General Goethals, who Monday post
postal authorities to American soldiers poned his plans for constructing two ground Is thoroughly wnrm and no of such an action on the ground th a t
and sailors in Europe.
g reat governm ent shipbuilding plants more cold w eather Is to he fen red, and it would em barrass the fede - J govern*
In announcing plans for gathering and for requisitioning ships now build not Inter than the first of July.
merit, which is trying to fim iv solution*
reading m a tte r conveying home news ing, has made no move tow ard going
T he Whippoorwill variety Is the of the problem involved in the deporta-
and fiction to th e boys abroad. Post ahead]w ith his program.
most generally planted when the set*l j tion of the men. The exiles are anx
m aster G eneral Burleson suggests th at
Nor would he add anyhing to his Is wanted, and the Clay for vine. 1 ious to know w hat Washington will do
m agazines p rin t the following in the statem en t th a t Mr. Denman had asked have noticed th a t late-sown peas al in th eir cases, and messages urging
upper right-hand corner of th eir front for delay to give the shipping board ways make the best and the most se«*l im m ediate action have been sent to
for the reason th a t they do not mukc ailim nistration officials.
tim e to go over his plans.
“ N otice to th e reader:
Chairm an Denman put th e whole re so much vine.
The belief is becoming general
have finished reading th is magazine sponsibility for the delay on General
Simply as a money crop and w ith among the exiles th at they will be
place a one-cent stam p on th is notice, Goethals, who, he charged, was slow out reference to th eir fertilizing value, sent back to Bisbee under heavy mili
hand same to any postal employe and in furnishing inform ation asked of him cowpeas rank among the most profit tary guard and will be protected in
it will be placed in the hands of our concerning his plans.
At the same able of crops and It Is rath e r surpris w hat they claim as th eir rights, even
soldiers and sailors a t the front.
No tim e he made it clear th a t the ship ing th a t farm ers nro not more alive to if it becomes necessary to declare m ar
w rapping—no address.”
ping board, as holder of the stock in this point. R egular pea hullers have tial law in the W arren d istric t to a t
the fleet corporation, will study the been of very slow Introduction In this tain this end.
Liquor Drawn From Bond.
g en eral’s program carefully before p art of the country.
The men say they will not be sent
Washington, D. C.— Liquor dealers, giving it approval.
Peas are still hulled In w heal elsewhere, will not consent to remain
As soon as complete inform ation is threshers and in consequence are bad here in a sw eltering hot camp, and as
alarmed at the prospect of the govern
they have not been charged w ith
ment seizing, under the term s of the a t hand a meeting of the board mem ly split nn«l shattered.
bers and General Goethals will be
They will yield ten and fifteen bush breaking any I hws , they say they will
food bill, the vast quanities of distilled
Re els to the acre In fuvoruhle conditions. stand on their rights an«l are pinning
sp irits in bond, are w ithdraw ing whis called to go over the situation.
Hulling, Instead of damaging their th eir hopes of returning to Bisbee
ky from Jionded warehouses a t a rate ports th a t General Goethals had been
never before equaled, approxim ately refuse«! an imm ediate conference he re- value, actually seems to Increase It, u(x>n the federal government.
quested w ith Mr. Denman to go over for It breaks up the coarse stem s and
Sunday passed quietly in "C am p
1,000,000 gallons a day. The whisky
thus w ithdraw n is placed largely, reve all questions involved were not con shreds them Into a soft m ass th a t Is W obblev,” as the men have named the
firmed by the board.
eaten up «’lean by the stock.
nue officials state, in retail establish
Unhulled pea hay makes a forage j
m ents. Internal revenue receipts have
Russians Capture 37,000.
th at Is unsurpassed and calls for lit P otatoes and Onions Rot in Ground.
risen th is month higher than ever be
— The Russians Tuesday tle or no grain to aupplement It when
Sacramento, Cal.—Several carloads
fore, the to tal for the first 17 days be
ing $7,500,000 more than in last July. captured 16 officers and 900 Austro- the team s are Idle.
of C alifornia surplus pots toes and on
It Is a line ration for the milk cow ions, large «(uantities of which are re
Germans in the battle in E astern Ga
Man Blown Through Roof.
licia, the W ar departm ent announces. and In fact Is relished by all kinds ported to he ro ttin g in the ground in
Moscow, Idaho — Joe Blalock, of The Russians also took a number of of stock though sometimes a few days many parts of the sta te because of the
Cornwall, east of Moscow, is in a Mos machine guns. From July 1 to July are required for them to get accus inability of the grow ers to dispose of
cow hospital a t the point of death. He 13, the statem en t says, 834 officers tomed to It.
them a t a price equal to the cost of
was blown through the roof of his and 35,809 men were captured by the
production, may he sold to Arizona
store W ednesday night by the explo Russians. General Brussiloff’s forces IN CR EAS ED NUMBER O F EGGS consumers through Governor Campbell,
sion of a charge of powder or dyna also captured 93 heavy and light guns,
of th a t state. The stat«* council of «le-
mite, and officers are hot on the trail 28 trench m ortars, 43 machine guns, Use of Milk Is Recommended to Bring fense has receiveil inquiry from Gover
of the perpetrators of the crime. The 43 mine throw ers, 45 bomb m ortars,
nor Campbell asking the price a t which
About Desired Result—Protein
store building was completely demol three fire throw ers, tw o airplanes and
a largo supply of both potatoes and
ished. The officers are silent, but sen much equipment.
onions could be secure«! in California.
sational developments are expected.
The use of milk In feeding chickens
Blalock can make no statem ent.
I. W. W. Held as Slackers.
W ar to Rule Hotel Menu.
will greatly Increase egg production.
Hoquiam, Wash. — T hree men were The hen never lays an egg until all
Philadelphia — Philadelphia hotela
Tesla’s Tower Dynamited.
arrested in Hoquiam Tuesday and the Ingredients necessary for the com and restaurants
will follow New
R iver Head, N. Y .— D estruction of lodged in the county jail a t Montesano plete development of a chick are pres Y ork's lead in om itting beef from
a w ireless tow er erected here several on charges of in te rfe rin g w ith con ent. Since the egg contains protein ns th eir menus «*n at least one day a week
years ago by Nicola Tesla, the inven scription. They are John and Victor well as cnrbohydrntes, nny amount In the near future. In addition, there
tor, for experim ental purposes, has Suhonen, brothers, and Eli Hill. All
of carbohydrates fed In the form of will be no w heat rolls for breakfast T
been completed by governm ent order th ree are Finns. They are said to be
and w heat bread will be baked from
to prevent it being used by German Industrial W orkers of th e World strik grain will not offset the necessity of flour containing 10 per cent of rye, po
spies to tran sm it inform ation, it be ers, and had been doing a good deal of
Milk given to the birds, either as a tato, banana or rice flour. Calves*
came known Thursday.
Charges of talk in g in the logging ram p against
liver, brains or sweetbreads, young
dynam ite w ere placed under the foun the d raft. Officers found neither of drink or In the form of w et mash, will chickens, spring lambs and suckling
dations and the tow er was blown over. the th ree men had a reg istratio n card. greatly increase egg production.
pigs also will be barred.
MAY COME GIVEN
GUARD PATROLS CITY