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OF CURRENT WEEK
Canadian* Storm Strong 1’osU of Gw-
man* W «t of Lena - British Ar«
Al*o Nearing Coal Center.
GERMAN OFFICER IS
M EN IN PORTLAND
Canadian Headquarter* in France— 1
Canadian troop* made another success-
Brief Resume Most Important ful advance Monday night which car Lieutenant in Kaiser's Army To
ried their outpost* to the main line of
Be Interned in Seattle.
Daily News Items.
the enemy's defense on the railway ;
embankment to the west of Lens.
The men of two Canadian battalions,
COMPILED FOR YOU a dashing attack captured a crater, SEATTLE TAKES SPY
occupying a cross road to the east of
Cite de Moulin, and a crater to the
north, on the Lens-Lieven road which
Reservist Thought to be in Employ of
Brent* of Noted People, Governments passes through Du Moulin.
Krupps Parole Term After Sen
and Pacific Northwest and Other
maintained strong posts in these cra
tence for Fraud ia Broken.
Things Worth Knowing.
ters, from which harassing rifle and j
grenade fire was directed at the out
posts’ line at night.
The attack for the most part was
Portland -A. von Alvensleben. a re
General Maeovsky, commander of carried out with bomba, the approach
the Guards Corps which headed the being through a maze of partly de serve lieutenant in the German army,
Russian retreat on the southwest front, stroyed houses. When the bombs be was arrested at the Benson hotel Wed
has been ordered shot, according to a gan to fall the enemy did not stay to nesday by deputy United States
dispatch to the l,ondon Post from Pet- the fight it out, but retired toward his marshals on telegraphic instructions to
main positions, leaving the craters to United States Attorney Reames from
incorporated in our advanced lines. the attorney general at Waahington,
Conference reports on the priority
that he be interned.
shipment bill and the bill increasing An attacking party then advanced to directing
attorney general’s message did
the membership of the Interstate Com two tunnels known to be occupied by not The
the specific charge, if
merce commission from seven to nine the enemy and bombed them, inflict any, designate
aganst Liieutenant von Alvenale-
were adopted late Tuesday by the sen
ate. Both measures now go to the ber of casualties on the enemy.
So far as Mr. Reames has informa
A breaking in the clouds has permit tion,
he is not charged with being a
The Russian ministry of justice has aerial activity.
spy, but has been ordered interned
ordered the arrest of Leon Trotzky and
merely as a precautionary measure.
Dunacharsky for the part they played
Lieutenant von Alvensleben took his
London—Again Monday the British
in the uprising last month. The men forces operating against the important arrest good-naturedly and philosophi
and international Socialists and leaders coal city of Lens made further slight cally.
in the Council of Workmen's and advances west and southwest of their
He talked without restraint to Mr.
objective, according to the Brtish offi Reames, answered readily all questions
A report that a U-boat had been cial communication. In addition an asked of him and said he had been a
sighted near the trans-Atlantic lanes attempt by the Germans to raid Brit lieutenant in the German army, but on
off New York caused the War depart ish positions north of Arlex was re the reserve list for about three years
before the outbreak of the war.
ment authorities to close the gate in pulsed.
He smiled as he told Mr. Reames
the net protecting the harbor mouth at
1 o'clock Tuesday morning. The gate D E A T H F O R S L A C K E R S A S K E D that he would not even attempt to gain
his liberty by trying to make the au
was opened again at 6 a. m.
thorities believe he was not loyal to
Italian troops in attacks on the Government Agents Declare Oklahoma Germany, or would not fight for Ger
Julian front Tuesday extended the Ital
many if he had the chance.
Rioters Guilty of Treason.
ian lines southeast of Boscomalo.
" I want it understood that I would
There was also spirited fighting on
Oklahoma City — The death penalty ask nothing better than the opportun
Mount Rombon, where an Austrian at
ity to get back to Germany so I could
tempt to win an Italian advanced posi has been demanded by Federal officials fight for my country on the battle
against the leaders of the anti-draft line,” he declared with emphasis.
tion was definitely negatived.
He added: “ Under the circum
A concerted movement to save white uprising which, led by leaders of the
flour has been started in Massachu so-called Working Class Union, have stances, I could not expect the Ameri
setts. At the suggestion of Henry B. thrown the counties of Central Okla can government to do anything else
Endieott, state food administrator, the homa into turmoil for the last four than intern me.
"The facta are that I am an officer
majority of hotels, restaurants and days. Their action has been declared
clubs will refrain from serving white by W. P. McGinnis, United States at in the German army; that I left Ger
bread during the entire week.
torney, to constitute treason. Hear many two days after the declaration of
will be started immediately at war between Germany and England,
The new war industries board held
before Federal Commis and that the natural query is, ’ What
its first conference with President Wil
am I doing here?’ ” said Lieutenant
son Tuesday and took up in general the
The jails in Seminole, Pottawatomie, von Alvensleben, further discussing
problems it must face in the purchase
and Hughes counties were his case.
of war supplies for this government
Seattle—Louis Hollweg von Betten-
and the allies. The President indi
cated his idea of the board’s functions. tually all being transported to the hausen was taken into custody here by
county jail here.
Federal and state Federal officers, charged with violation
According to the Nord Deutsche officials at McAlester are still at work of his parole, after serving 14 of 18
Allegemeine Zeitung, of Berlin, the at Ada, Wewoka, Dustin and Holden- months of a sentence to prison bar
stocks of com found in Roumania after ville, filing informations against the racks at San Francisco.
He will be
the invasion by the German army have rioters.
returned to San Francisco.
been distributed among the central
Dipsosal of the cases are still unde
Federal agents here gave informa
powers, including 90,000 tons of prop cided, but authorities believe a special tion that von Bettenhausen was at one
erty belonging to the former Bureau session of the grand jury will be called time employed by the Krupps, of Es
to'take action. Posses are still in the sen, Germany, and it is known that he
Cardinal Gaspari is expected to re field in Seminole county, in Hughes was an officer in the German army be
sign his post as papal secretary of county and south of Shawnee, in Pot fore entering the American army for
state, according to the Messagero. The tawatomie county. Isolated bands are service in the Philippines.
Under the name of Charles Louis
paper attributes his intention in part giving trouble, but no reports from the
to reasons of health and in part be searchers apparently bear out the sup Hollweg, the spy suspect, von Betten
cause of the desire of Pope Benedict to position that no further clashes will be hausen, was first brought to the atten
tion of the Seattle police when he was
exercise more direct control over the met with.
picked up by City Detective Hayden
18 on a government description.
It is officially declared that, contrary T I M E F O R P E A C E NOT R I P E July
released at that time on con
to rumors of overwhelming losses in
police that he was not the
submarines, the monthly average is President is Ready to Consider Move
little more than three under-water
When Germans Make Overtures.
A. B. Wright, special agent of the
boats lost during the period from Feb
department of Justice, later took up
ruary 1 to August 1, while the monthly
Washington, D. C.—President Wil
case, and on Tuesday, July 31, he
increase in submarines constructed is son had a long conference Monday with the
was again picked up and identified by
many times larger.
Senator Lewis, the Democratic whip. Mr. Wright as the man wanted on a
A violent earthquake, which caused
The President urged haste in the desertion charge.
great damage, has occurred in the final enactment of the food-control bill
southern portion of North Island, New and revenue bill and is understood to F O O D B I L L S F I N A L L Y P A S S E D
Zealand, according to a Reuter dis have indicated that he does not consid
patch from Wellington. North Island er the present the time for discussion
Conference Report Approved by Senate
is the northern most of the New Zea of peace negotiations with Germany.
and Ready for Wilson’s Name.
land group. Two active volcanic peaks
Senator Lewis would not dicsuss the
on the island are Mounts Ruapehu and latter
Washington, D. C.—The food bill
phase of his conference, but it
was believed the President indicated passed through the last stage of legis
The American steamship Motano, of that he did not consider Germany’s re lative enactment at 4 o’clock Wednes
2730 tons gross, was sunk by a Teuton cent peace feelers to be genuine and day afternoon, when it was finally ad
submarine on July 31. Twenty-two that he can be expected to let the opted by the senate in form previously
survivors have been landed.
country know when he believes the approved by the house.
Germany has notified Turkey and time has come for discussing peace. Wilsons’ signature now will make it
Bulgaria that she will assume all ex Senator Lewis declared the President law.
Immediately after the final vote on
penses incurred by these countries in would not allow the American people
to lose any rights or sufTer any the control bill, the senate by a viva
the campaign of 1917-1918.
wrongs which "his diligence could pre voce vote also approved the conference
British troops have driven the Ger vent.”
report on the first administration food
mans from their positions on the Lu-
The Illinois senator told the Presi bill, providing for a food survey and
gungu river in German East Africa dent he believed congress could ad appropriating funds to stimulate pro
and also are pushing forward in the journ September 1.
Cuba has turned over to the United
Ill Ships Enter in Day.
Destroyer Saves Crew.
States the five German merchant ships
New York—To allay any alarm that
New York—The Greek Bteamship
seized in Cuban ports when Cuba de
clared war on Germany. The ships Charilaos Tricoupis, 2475 tons gross might arise over reports of U-boat ac
will be made ready for repair and register owned by the National Steam tivity in Altantic waters, an author
Navigation company, Limited, of ized statement from the Treasury de
sunk July 13 by a German partm ent given out here Thursday by
The semi-official Vienna Fremden- Greece, was according
to a cable receiv customs officials shows that 111 vessels
blatt says it is able to announce au submarine,
ed here by agents of the line. Captain entered American ports during the 24-
thoritatively that Germany gladly will Gouilandris
his crew of 35 men hour period ending August. 5. It is
act upon peace overtures coming by were picked and
up and landed at a British estimated that more than 225,000 tons
way of Vienna. The Cologne Gazette port by an American
destroyer. Agents of shipping is passing through the dan
reproduces the Fremdenblatt’s state here said they understood
the steamer ger zone daily, headed toward the
had been chartered to the British gov United States. An official statement
The department of Labor has ad ernment. She was built in 1892 at showing the number of ships arriving
will now be made public daily.
vised Senator Chamberlain that it does Sunderland, and was 300 feet long.
not contemplate importing Oriental la
I^>an Will Be Earlier.
Texas to Have Fliers.
bor into the United States to overcome
the existing shortage.
New York — Official announcement
New York — Preparations for the
by the British recruiting floating of the second Liberty Loan to
The Norwegian steamship Cavis has was made
here that Lieutenant H. B. be offered to the public some time
been torpedoed at a point 20 miles to mission
Denton, in charge of recruiting for the early in the fall were begun here
sea from Holmgraa.
One passenger Royal
Flying corps, will go to Texas Thursday by the general loan commit
and one sailor were killed. The crew soon to lay out an aviation camp for tee of the second Federal reserve dis
of the vessel was saved.
the Canadians. "This camp in Texas," trict. Although the date the second
An advance of a cent a quart, mak the statement said, "will mean a still loan will E>e offered to the public and
ing the price of milk 12| cents in New closer co-operation between the avia the rate of interest it will bear have
York, will cost the consumers *7,300,- tion sections of the American and not been definitely decided upon, it waa
000 a year, it is estimated. The ad British forces and a further standard said it would be about September 15,
and not October 16, as first reported.
vance is the fourth since last October. ization of methods of actual work."
A A A A A A A A a a a a a
STATE N E W
IN B R IE F ■
P P P P P
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Four hundred and aixty acres of the
old McGea place near Airlie have been
sold to Crane Bros., Roilin, Mont.,
who will take poaaeaaion at one« and
develop a model stock farm.
Many reporta of damage «lone by
frost last Sunday night cornea front
Dallas. Beans and |iotatoes have been
damaged moat. All sectiona of Polk
county seem to have been «(Tected.
A shortage of men cauaed by the ex-
'. m I u * to enter the war is forcing Grant
county women into the hay fields. The
women are driving rakes ami bucks
and some are even forced to pitch hay.
Explaining his reason for appointing
an even number of mem bent on the
State board of Conciliation amt Media
tion, Governor Withycombe said the
function of the board is conciliation
and not arbitration.
Articles of incorporation of the
George F. Rodgers coni|>any have been
filed in the county clerk’s office at As
toria. The company has leased a tract
of water frontage from the Port of
Astoria Commission for a shipbuilding
On recommendation of Lincoln
county authorities, Carl Tuel, 10 years
old, who confeased that he killed Jess
Hall, ex-convict, near Toledo about
three months ago, has been paroled
from the State Training school and has
left for British Columbia with his sis
ter, Mrs. T. M. Joselyn.
Geogre H. Stevenson of North Bend,
member of the war spruce council for
Oregon, has forwarded a telegraphic
invitation to the National Defense
commission now in the Northwest to
visit Coos county and look over the six
mills which are manufacturing aero
plane stock in that locality.
Russian Premier Withdraws Ills Resig
nation When Vote of Confidence
is Tendered Him by Duma.
Petrograd By a vote of 147 to 40 s
joint meeting of the executive of the
Workmen’s and Soldier*’ and Peasants’
councils confirmed the decision of the
sll-night, Monday, |>olitical conference
of continued confidence in Premier
Kerenaky. The Maximalists strongly
protested and 42 of the memhera of
thla party abalained from voting.
The Duma committee alao has con
firmed the vote of confidence in M.
Premier Kerenaky has returned to
Petrograd ami withdrawn hia resigna
tion. He attended a ministerial meet
ing on Saturday evening, and after
wards conferred with various political
M. Kerenaky has issued a manifesto
in which he declares that he considers
it impossible when the country is
threatened with defeat without and
disintegration within to refuse the
heavy task again enlruated to him,
which he regards aa an expreaa order
from the country to construct a strong
revolutionary government to carry out
the principles already laid down.
“ At the same time," said the mani
festo, “ I consider it inevitable to In
troduce changes in the order and dis
tribution of government work without
allowing myself to be influenced by
the thought that these changes will in
crease my responsibility in the su
preme direction of the affairs of
General 1« KornilofT, in accepting
the position of comm*mler-ln-chief of
the Russian armiea, has telegraphed to
Premier and War Minister Kerensky
the conditions under which he is wil
ling to take the supreme command.
"F irst — I wish to be res|xmsib!e
only to my conscience and to the peo
ple, ” says the general.
"Second—No one shall Intervene in
my fighting orders and appointments.
"Third—The measures adopted dur
ing the last few days at the front also
shall be applied at the depots in the
A hay shortage is threatened in the
Long Creek section and farmers are
even cutting the growth in fence cor
ners and other places where mowers
cannot operate. Some are cutting rye
grass to feed with what hay they have.
The Baker crop is coming up to that of
last season, but sales are being made D R A F T
at *15 and $16 a ton in the stack.
An increase of 15 per cent in all
freight rates was granted to the Great
Southern Railroad company by the
Public Service commission. One hun
dred farmers and merchants appeared
at the hearing at The Dalles and
prayed the commission to extend the
increase asked or more if necessary.
The road runs from The Dalles to
Larry M. Sullivan, of Oregon City,
one of the owners of the Friar’s Club,
at Milwaukie, has been pardoned by
Governor Withycombe, according to a
telcf.raro from the governor to Gilbert
L. Hedges, district attorney. Sullivan
had been convicted and sentenced for
numerous violations of the liquor law.
He was at liberty on bond pending ap
peal. He had not served a day in jail.
In the first irrigation controversy to
come before the Oregon Public Service
commission, water users of the Suthor-
lin valley, in Douglas county, were up
held in an order issued Tuesday. The
case is that of H. I. Merriam et al,
plaintiffs, against the J. F. I.use com
pany, by W. E. St. John, receiver, de
fendant, and the Northwest Trust
company, of St. Paul, and IraC. Ohler,
trustees, as intervenors.
Upon learning that Baker will ex
perience a greater coal famine than
has ever before been known, Mayor
Palmer telegraphed an appeal for re
lief to the department of Commerce at
Washington, after a consultation with
the local coal dealers. Mayor Palmer
has been working upon the problem for
some time and reports that he has
found the local dealers unable to get
any coal for storage purposes and not
enough to supply current orders.
The apple market ia open with an
order of 25 carloads of " C ” grade
Spitzenbergs and Newtowns placed in
Hood River by California distribtuing
Dr. K. A. Leep and wife, of Myrtle
Point, are en route to New Orleans in
response to a telegram Btating that
their son had been seriously injured
by falling from an aeroplane.
Robert Ankeny, owner of an 1800-
acre farm near Rickreall, and Bon of
Levi Ankeny, Walla Walla m illionaire,
has ju s t passed th e ex am in atio n at Sa
lem to jo in th e navy as second m a
Members of the I. W. W. are
charged with *165,000 of the total’fire
loss of *420,870 in Oregon during July,
in a report issued by State Fire Mar
shal Wells, by causing fires at Klamath
Falls, which was the heaviest sufTerer
of 47 towns in the state last month.
Albany and vicinity report a loss of
*28,000; Huntington, *25,000; Dallas,
*10,000; sawmill near Dallas, *25,000;
Crawfordsville mill, *15,000; shingle
mill at Weaver, *10,000; Sherman
county grain field, *6000.
O B J E C T O R IS K I L L E D
Posse Fires on Renegades When They
Resist Officers of Law.
Holdenville, Okla. Edward Blalock,
a draft objector, was killed and a
posse man. Jack Paige, waa wounded
in the leg in a fight between officers
and objectors to the selective draft,
12 miles southeast of here Sunday
night. Henry Johnson, another posse
man, was wounded in the head.
The fight, according to meager re
porta received from Calvin, took place
about three miles north of that place.
About 50 objectors, alleged member*
of the ” Working Class Union,” havo
been congregating in the woods near
here for the last week, posse members
declared, and it was with members of
this organization that the battle was
Two members of the resisters were
said to have been wounded, but it had
not been determined whether they
The country where
the brush took plare is especially wild,
being located in a bend of the South
Previous to the clash, nine objectors
were captured in the hills after they
had been surrounded in a deserted
Wording Declared Treasonable by San
Francisco Hoard Chairman.
San Francisco — John L. MoNab,
chairman of an exemption hoard in
San Francisco, Sunday addressed a let
ter to John W. Preston, United States
district attorney, urging the latter to
take official cognizance of what he al
leged to be a concerted plan to hinder
the progress of the selective draft.
Mr. McNab, writing for the board
which he heads, invited the attention
of the district attomey to certain affi
davits presented in support of exem;>-
tion claims. The affidavits, he said,
were in similar form, and indicated
the existence of a plan to combat the
selective draft. He told the federal
official that the board had refused to
file the papers and by unanimous vote
had directed that they be forwarded
for attention. His reasons he stated
"To tolerate such «¡clou* utterances
made under the guise of an exemption
claim is to encourage disloyalty and
place a premium upon treason.”
Picture Record Planned.
Paris — The Signal Corps of the
United States army, has perfected
plans for the establishment in France
of a huge plant for taking, developing
and printing motion and still pictures.
From the plant, which is expected
eventually to become one of the largest
of its kind in the w *4. will be issued
the photographs whioi/ are to form a
historical record of America’s partici
pation in the war. Within a week it
will begin giving out photographs for
The Astoria police and justice court use in American newspapers. The
departments were more than self-sup pictures will be censored in France.
porting in July.
The receipts from
27,000 Bales of Hay Hum.
fines in the police department were
El Paso, Tex.—Twenty-seven thou
*1067.60, while the salaries of the offi
sand bales of hay were destroyed by
cers amounted to *925.
fire which broke out at the cavalry
Fire destroyed the J. B. Morrison camp at Fort Bliss shortly before mid
combine harvester in the wheat field night Sunday night. Firemen from El
of G. A. Meloy between Moro and Paso and soldiers worked until 9
Grass Valley Saturday.
The cause o’clock next morning before the blaze
waa not determined. It was discovered was brought under control. H undreds
when the crew appeared for the day’s of motor trucks were employ^ *n
work. The caterpillar tractor used to hastily moving more than a million
pull the harvester was saved and no bales of hay from the danger zone.
The origin of the fire la unknown.
wheat waa destroyed.
New Prosperity Record is Made
for June Over Last Year.
W ESTERNERS IN LEAD
Kaatrrn Roads Show Increase in Rev
enue of *600,000,000 Operating
Revenues Gain *15,000.000.
Washington, 1>. C. — Record prosper
ity for the railroad* i* shown In Inter
state Commerce commission return*
The 163 roads covered by the fig
ures, operating three-fourths of the
country’s mileage, reportvd that their
net revenue increased nearly |8,IMIF
000 over June. 1916, the prevfo*«‘• i 'F ’
ord month, and reached a total pf *88,-
2H3.329. Operating revenue* Increased
more than *88,000,000, totaling *273.-
867,527, while ex|>en»ea were approxi
mately *30,000,000 higher than a year
The greatest increase I* shown by
Western roads whose operating rev
enues jutn|ied from *94,000,000 to
*110,000,000. Expenses increased ap
proximately *10,000,000, leaving net
revenue from operation of $39,010.960,
or about *0,000,000 more than in June,
Eastern roads show an increase in
net revenue of approximately *000,-
(>|ierating revenues in
crease«! *15.000.000, totaling *120,-
666,202, while ex|>ensis Increaaed ap
Southern district, operating revenue«
show an increase of moro than *7,000,-
000, reaching *42,719,688. Expense«
increased approximately *6,000,000,
leaving net revenues *13,494,169, ap
proximately *1,000,000 higher than a
Total operating revenues of the 163
road* during the first six months were
*1,489,248,702, an Increase of *103,-
000,000 over the first six immth* of
1916. Expenses totaling *1,005,281,-
720 were approximately *100,600,000
greater than a year ago.
P L A N AR MY R E O R G A N I Z A T I O N
New Arrangement Will Increase Mo
bility of Forces in Field.
Washington, D .C.— A reorganiza
tion lof American army units, under
which the division totaling 28,000
men, found unwieldly for service on
Kuro|iean battlefields, is abandoned
for the continental unit of about 19,-
000 men, has been ordered by the War
Under the new plan a division will
include only two infantry brigades of
two regiments each, in place of three
brigades of three regiments each under
the old system. Many other organiza
tion changea were made, including a
material increase in the artillery and
machine gun strength of each division.
Tho cavalry regiment now incluiled in
each division is detached, a new trench
mortar battery is added and the old
army corps plan, abandoned after the
Civil war, is again put in operation.
The 16 divisions of the National
guard aa now constituted will be re
aligned in conformity with the new
plan after the guardsmen reach their
BRITI SH N A V Y C H A N G E M A D E
Thorough Shakc-up in Bureau ia Pre
dicted Admiral Wemysa Chosen.
London—Official announcement was
made at the Admiralty Tuesday night
that Admiral Sir Cecil Burney, second
sea lord, hail been replaced by Vice-
Admiral Sir Rosclyn Weinyss. Allan
Garrett Anderson, hitherto vice-chair
man of the wheat commission, succeeds
Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, the new
first lord of the admiralty, as control
ler of naval constructoin.
The changes in the British admiralty
are attacting much attention, and are
interpreted as the first step in a re
organization which it is supposed Sir-
Eric Campbell Geddes, first lord of the
admiralty, was appointed to carry out.
Canada's Coat I* Figured.
Ottawa, Can. — Canada’s war ex
penditures are now about *860,000 a
day, the total to July being *623,000,-
000, according to figure* This sum in
cudes upkeep of Canadian troops in
France, for which Canada owes Great
the munitions board amount to *288,-
000,000, while $22,000,000 was spent
for hay, cheese, flour, etc. Canada ia
supplying about * 10 , 000.000 a month
to buy cheese and contributing *26,-
000,000 a month to the treasury for
the purchase of munitions in Canada.
In te rp re te rs in Demand.
San Francisco — A corps of inter
p re te rs consisting of 175 men able to
read, write and speak English, French
and German will be organized here im-
mediatey, the censor for the Western
department of the army announces.
All but 72 members of the organiza
tion will be commissioned. The others
will rank as non-commissioned officers.
Men who have seen serivee in the Ger
man and French armies and who are
now citizens are particularly desired.