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M D HAPPENINGS
OF C U ! WEH
BAGS IN BIG DEM AND
Washington Applicants Ask for 8,748,-
875. While But 850.000 Are Avail
able at Penitentiary Mill.
Walla W alla — Applications for 3 ,-
748,676 grain bags were received at
the penitentiary Thursday, with but
860,000 available. A few counties did
not take all their apportionment, and
this le ft 70,000, which were distributed
among other counties.
The heaviest demand came from
W alla W alla county, where, with an
allotment o f 112,200 bags, applications
asked 1,662,130. A pro rata increase
from other counties not taking bags
gave Walla Walla 148,648 for distribu
tion. This means that Walla Walla
gets but 9 per cent o f its demands, or
one bag out o f every 15 sought.
Whitman county got 24 per cent.
Her allotment was 916,700, and this
waa increase«I to 212,930, while appli
cations totaled 876,616.
Columbia county obtained 12 fa r
cent. The allotmr it was 28,000 and
war increased to 1 ,827, while applica
tions totaled 269.650.
Garfield county had 27,700 allotted,
and this waa Increased to 29,720, while
applications were for 112,624,.
was 26 per cent.
Prison b y(s were sold for 19 cents,
while t h e ; me grade bag Is bringing
in the open market from 26 to 26
cents. I f more bags are made than
were contracted for they
w ill be
Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events o f Noted People, Governments
sad Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Kao win*.
The house o f the Nebrskan legisla
ture has voted in favor o f ratifyin g
the national prohibition amedment.
The ratification measure now goes to
Naval ordnance experts have sub
mitted to Secretary Daniels plans for
a heavy gun which they say will throw
a shell 105 miles. They question the
military value o f the weapon.
A number o f Americans who had
suffered from the effects o f gas at the
front have arrived at the American
Red Cross m ilitary hospital No. 2 in
Paris. Most o f the men w ill recover.
Women Petition for Bridge.
Yakim a- Four women o f the Nachea
district bearing petitions for the con
struction o f a bridge across the Naches
river at a point half way between N el
son’s bridge and the South Nachee
bridge appears«! before the county
commissioners Thursday. Those head
ing the petitioners were Mrs. Irene
Kschbach, Mrs. M. E. Burge, Mrs. Ida
Handle and Mrs. Claude Smith. A ll
are residents o f the south side o f the
Naches and were backed by (tetitions
containing the names o f all the resi
dents in that section.
Federal license o f the N ew Orleans
branch o f Morris & Co., was ordered
revoked by the Food Administration
for a period o f seven days, beginning
A p ril 8. The branch was found guilty
o f charging excess profits on corn pro
A lex Paalis, a Greek poolroom pro
prietor. was the first person arrested
in Seattle by Federal authorities for
failure to pay the 1917 income tax.
Paalis is said to owe the government
an income levy of $17 on the profits of
The steamship Celtic, one o f the big
W hite Star liners, was attacked and
torpedoed by a German submarine, ac
cording to reliable information re
ceived in marine circles in New York,
during a voyage from England to
America. Efforts are being made to
save the vessel.
M erging o f the express companies
under a new corporation to operate
them as a unit and work out a basis
o f distribution o f profits, is under con
sideration between the railroad admin
istration and representatives o f the
Some announcement is
expected within a week.
A report to the State department
from American Consul General Mur
phy, at Sofia, declared that no Bulgar
ian troops were moved to the Western
front fo r the big German offensive.
It had been stated that Bulgarians
were fighting in the West alongside
Germans and Austrians.
An airplane route w ill soon be estab
lished between Chicago and St. Louis,
Postmaster Carlisle announced Tues
day. He and Colin M. Selph, post
master at St. Louis, w ill hold a con
ference next week to complete details
o f the plan. The service w ill be simi
lar to that between N ew York and
The London official report on aerial
“ Great concentra
tions o f our airplanes were carried out
Thursday over points threatened by
enemy and masses o f our machines
attacked with machine gun fl ¡5 and
bombs the enemy's infantry and cav
New Law Proposed by Congress
for That Purpose.
M EASURE NEC ESSITY
All Vessels, Bates, Docks snd
inals Are Controlled by Wilson
German Capital Is Foiled.
Wsshmtgon, D. C. — Vast extsnaion
o f Federal powers over shipbuilding,
ships, shipping rates, «locks and tsrml-
nals has been sake«! o f cnnrgeaa by the
Shipping Hoard and is proposed in two
bills introduce«! Thursday by Senator
Fletcher, o f Florida, chairman of the
commerce committee, after confer
ences with Chairman liurley.
The President would be authorized
by the legiaation to prescribe, through
the Shipping Hoard, charter and fretj-M
rates and to make over ships, jR*™
wharves and terminal facilities
bill, and the second measure, , *“
ing the law creating fh --^ / »I
Boanl, would extend Its a^y/* w $
ownership and transfer ok
isting or unde- ronsiatisna
bills have been re( , •rials?
In explaining the • jp v r Jg ¿Tr
Senator Fletcher sa£I twi*
Board had discovered hid thwarted at
tempts o f German capital to secure
control o f vessels owne«i or under con
struction in the United States for
present profit as well as to provide
Germany with a merchant fleet after
the war. To enlarge the (towers o f
the board to deal with such attempts
is one o f the chief purposes of the
Besides authorizing the President to
prescribe “ rates, terms and condi
tions” under which American vessels
may be chartered, one o f the bills
would authorize him to disapprove ex
isting charters and prohibit chartering
o f any specified class o f vessels.
I'sc Road Funds to Huy Bonds.
Hoquiam— No road work is to be
done In Grays Harbor county this
year, except what is absolutely ne«*es-
This la Oregon's official slogan— T la Freedom's Call; Land Your All.
Defend yourself. I f you can’t go aoroaa to fight, you oan do the next beat thing by Investing In Liberty Bonds sary, and any money the county can
spare is to be invested in bonds o f the
ts keep your boy— your neighbor's boy—on the tiring line
Third Liberty Ix>an, according to an
To Protect Your Country
nouncement o f the board o f county
To Perpetuate American Freedom
To Keep the Demon Hun From Your Door.
commissioners. It is expected from
W e can't act too quickly. The danger Is Imminent. W e will be tardy at best Don’t stop to think, any more $190,000 to $200,000 o f the county’s
S OC IA LIS T IS V O T ED DOWN
you would stop to think whether to strike baok If you were threatened by an assassin.
funds w ill be invested in Liberty
WU1 you Jeopardise your liberty by falling to do your dutyT He who hesitates Is most assuredly lost.
All that your forefathers fought and died for la lo s t A il that the patriots of '(6 fought for la lost
I .enroot. Republican. Wins Senatorial
This Is your great opportunity. Use It and
Toga in Wisconsin.
VM» I « » I
Take your plaoe aa a real Amerioan.
II. 5. ums START
FOR BAFFLE FRONE
Americans in Streams Advance
Toward Scene of Action.
W ASHINGTON IS GLAD
Government war work in the Hamp
ton Roads, Va., district was interrupt Quick Movement o f Troops Follows
ed Tuesday by a strike o f several
Pershing’ s Offer o f A ll Men and
thousand carpenters and other workers.
Plants involved are the
Material toJFrench Leader.
Roads naval base, the Arm y depot at
Bush Bluff and the ordnance depot at
P ig ’s Point, all near Norfolk and the
Langley Aviation Field at Hampton.
W ith the American Arm y in France,
Saturday — A ll the American troops
Leaders and organizers o f the Indus
trial Workers o f the World, more than have been tuurned over to the allies
100 in number, entered pleas o f not for such use as they see fit to make o f
guilty Tuesday in Chicago, at the them. American troops may soon be
opening o f the trial in which the gov
fighting side by side with their British
ernment w ill attempt to prove that the
defendants violated the espionage act, and French allies in the battle which
plotted to destroy industries and con is raging in Northern France.
The acceptance by France o f Gen
spired to hamper prosecution o f the
eral Pershing’s offer o f all American
men and material for the present
When the new curfew rings in Lon emergency has in effect virtually re
don at night every place o f public sulted in a unified army command, so
amusement must put out its lights and far as the French army and American
remain closed from 10:30 p. m. to 1 forces are concerned.
p. m. the follow ing day.
This is shown by the fact that the
applies to hotels, clubsand
restau orders issued to the American troops
rants. N o food w ill be served from are o f French origin.
9 :30 p. m. until 5 a. m.
Ligh t in
Great activity o f many sorts is in
shop windows also are forbidden. The progress in the entire American zone.
order is designed to economize in coal, Miles o f motor trucks loaded with
gas and electricity.
Americans have passed through the
In view o f the critical situation at towns, some going in one direction,
Through a driving
the front, the London Amalgamated some in another.
Society o f Engineers has abandoned rain the motor trucks ploughed their
the strike movement it long has been way along muddy roads, the Americans
Many o f the trucks bore
threatening as a protest against the singing.
government’s man-power measure.
On other roads mile after mile o f
Legislation to prohibit use on Indian marching Americans splashed through
reservations o f “ peyote,” said to be a the mud. which came over their an
habit-forming intoxicant and used in kles. The horses were steaming from
tribal ceremonials, was stricken from the work they had to do.
the Indian appropriation bill Thursday
Out on the open roads the men in
in the senate without discussion on a the camions sang
point o f order.
“ The Battle Hymn o f the Republic”
Two thousand houses for shipyard
workers, to be built within walking
distance o f the Staten Island, N. Y.,
shipyards and to be ready fo r occupa
tion before fail, is the program sub
mitted to the government by the Staten
Island Civic League, it is announced.
A IM E R SHIPPING
Autoist Frozen in Snow.
Trinidad, Colo.— Caught in a bizzard
on the state highway between Raton,
N. M., and this city on Thursday, Roe
McMulllin, o f Auburn, Wash., an auto
mobile tourist, was frozen to death 12
miles from Wootton, Colo., sometime
Sunday. His body was found in a
snow bank near where his automobile
was blocked by drifts. His w ife, who
started out to find shelter, was rescued
from a frozen creek, snow blind and
delirious from exposure and fright.
Mr. and Mrs. McMullin were making a
trip overland to Aledo, III.
to “ Tipperary. ” They exhibited the
greatest enthusiasm for the work they
have in hand and seemed to be anxious
to g e t it started.
Frequently during the day heavy
motor trucks skidded from the muddy
roads into ditches, but] they were
quickly and literally picked up by as
many Americans as could get a hand
on them, set back on the road and
A little thing like liftin g the end of
a five-on motor truck from a ditch
means nothing to Americans who are
in a hurry to get into the flght.
TWO HUN D IV ER S A R E SUNK
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORT
Wheat— Bulk basis for No. 1 grade:
Depth Charges From Yankee Destroy
Hard white, $2.05. Soft white, $2.03.
ers Hit Submerged Mark.
W hite club. $2.01. Red Walla Walla.
London— Encounters in which Am er $1.98.
No. 2 grade, 3c leas; No. 3
ican destroyers sank German submar grade, 6c less. Other grades handled
ines are thus desicribed in accounts of by samples.
Flour — Patents, $10; whole wheat,
successful submarine battles published
$9.60; graham, $9.20; barley Hour,
$13oi 13.25 per barrel; rye flour, $10.60
“ The first American destroyer sight- @12.75 per barrel; cornmeal, $5.76
I ed the enemy submarine on the port per barrel.
M illfeed— N et mill prices, car lots:
bow and proceeded at full speed in the
direction o f the enemy, who sub Bran, $30 per ton; ahorta, $32; mid
Washington, D. C. — Washington merged. The American forces could dlings, $39; mixed cars and lesa than
was thrilled Sunday by the news that see the enemy’s wake, which showed carloads, 60c more; rolled barley, $77
American soldiers actually are on their he was running underneath the surface @ 79; rolled oats. $76.
Corn— Whole, $77; cracked, $78 ton.
As the Ger
way to the fighting lines to take places from starboard to port.
Hay— Buying prices, delivered, East
beside their hard-pressed British and man passed under the stem o f the
American boat the latter dropped a ern Oreogn timothy, $27 per ton; val
dept charge. The wake, which had ley timothy, $246/25; alfalfa, $246'
| been plainly visible on the starboard, 24.50; valley grain hay, $22; clover,
I never appeared on the port side o f the $18; straw, $8.
Butter— Cubes, extras, 47c pound;
destroyer. In stead, large quantities
prime firsts, 46c; prints, extras, 49c;
j o f oil came to the surface.
Big German Drive Arouses America to
“ The second American destroyer, cartons, 1c extra; butterfst. No. 1,
engaged in night convoy duty, sighted 61c delivered.
Make A ll Speed Possible — W ar
Eggs--Ranch, current receipts, 35c
an object a mile away by the light of
Plans Suddenly Quickened.
Full speed was ordered, per dozen; candled, 366/ 37c.
Poultry— Roosters, old. 206/22c per
hut the submarine dived while the
Washington, D. C. — That the Ger American was still a few hundred pound; stags, 246/.26c; springs. 276/
Tw o depth charges 28c; broilers, 86c; ducks, 326/ 35c;
man drive in France and the appoint yafds distant.
were dropped and oil came to the sur geese, 206f21c; turkeys, live, 26/«/27c;
ment o f General Foch as generalissimo
o f the allied armies, together with the
V eal— Fancy, 206/20c per pound.
“ This submarine was apparently
Pork— Fancy, 216(21c.
offer o f General Pershing to place i lying in wait for
Vegetables — Tomatoes, $2.76 per
American troops at the disposal of the which was approaching from an oppo-
crate; cabbage, 86/.4c per pound; let
, site direction.”
allies, have had tremendous and far-
tuce, $2612.25; cucumbers, $1.256/
reaching effect on American war plans, extreme importance in this «.ountry 1.76 per dozen; cauliflower, $1.506/
was made evident Monday at the meet are to be expected in a few days.
1.75 per crate; artichokes, 85c6/.$l per
These developments, it is said, refer dozen; garlic, 7c; celery, $3.75 per
ing o f the war council with members
to a newly-made decision to answer crate; peppers,
o f the senate military committee.
the appeal o f the allies for men and sprouts, 21c; rhubarb, 106(12c; aspar
Reports given to members of the
to rush National army and National agus, 156/, 17c; peas, 17c per pound;
committee were said to be the most guard troops to the front st once, dia-* ' inach, $1.26 per crate.
Sack Vegetables — Carrots, $1.2561)
satisfactory in many respects that regarding for the time being the ship
have been received since this country ping situation so far as it relates to 1.50 per sack; turnips, $1.60; pars
entered the war. Members returned the transportation o f food. The ratio nips, $1.25.
Potatoes — Oregon Burbanks, 90c@
to the capitol visibly impressed with o f food and munitions ships to trans
what they had heard and seen at the ports is to be reduced materially, it is 1.10 per hundred; Yakimaa, 11.256/
meeting o f the council.
They an understood, and with the approval o f 1.36; sweet potatoes, 8c per pound.
Onions— Jobbing price«, 16/ Ifc per
nounced that full steps are being taken French and English authorities, the
to put the entire resources o f the Am- sending o f troops is to be the most pound.
Wool— Eastern Oregon, 446/ 66c per
eircan people into the war and that it important function o f the government
pound; valley, 60@66c; valley lamb,
seemed that the old “ 3000 miles in the next few weeks.
While, of course, no details are 456£50c.; mohair, long staple, full
away” attitude had been abandoned
for a feverish haste to rush’ troops to available aa to the number o f troops year, 50c; six months, 40@60c; burry,
that are to be sent, or in regard to the 35@40c.
W hile complete details o f the meet identity o f the divisions which are to
April 3, 1918.
ing were not given out by senators, go, it can be said that a large propor
even in confidence, it was asserted tion o f the 900,000 troops now in train Med. to choice steers. . . . $ firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to med. steers........ 10.506/511.60
that i f the plans o f the military au ing in this country are involved in the
Com. to good steers........ 9.006/10.00
thorities go through, developments o f plana that have been made.
Choice cows and heifers. 9,756(10.75
Com. to good cows and hf 8.00@ 9.60
Youth is Held Embezzler.
Siam to Send 500 Aviators.
Cannera........................... 4.25@ 6.26
San Francisco— Louis Beck, 19 years Bulla................................
San Francisco— An aviation corps of
500 members w ill be Siam ’s contribu old, was arrested here Monday on a C a lv e s ..................... f e . .
tion to the entente alies, according to charge o f embezzling $86,000 from the Stockers and Feeders . . . 5.506/ 9.50
Frank D. Arnold,
chargs Adams Express company in Pittsburg,
d’affaires at Bangkok, who arrivsd where he was employed by the express Prim e light h o g i..............$17.006(17.26
here Monday from Siam en route to company in a confidential rapacity. Prime heavy h o g s ......... 16.766//16.90
Beck admitted hia identity and con P i g s ................................ 14.756il8.7B
“ The Siamese army has developed fessed the theft, according to the po B u lk ................................
some spendid aviators under the in lice. He disappeared from F’ittaburg
struction o f French and Italians,” Mr. with the money last February. Ac Western lambs................$15.006/15.60
Arnold said. “ When I le ft they were cording to the statement the police Valley lambs................... 14.506/15.00
preparing to send over 500 men with a ■aid he gave them, all the money except Y e a r lin g s ....................... 18.006(13.50
complete quota o f airplanes, all of for $300 was taken from him by pick Wethers ......................... 12.506/13.00
pockets in a Chicago passenger station. E w e s ..............................
U. S. TO RUSH TROOPS
Milwaukee, Wis. Congressman Ir-
vine L. Lenroot, Republican, of Super
ior, W is., has been elected
States senator to succeed the late Paul
He defeated Joseph K. Davies, Dem
ocrat, in Tuesday's election, according
to incomplete returns, by a majority
estimate«! at more than 10,000.
tor 1« Berger, Socialist, ran third, ap
35,0C0 behind Davies,
from the figures at hand.
Similar returns indicate the election
o f Marvin B. Rose/iberry, incumbent.
Justice o f the Supreme court over
Charles H. Crownheart, a La Follctte
leader, by more than 40,000. Both
ran as non-partisans.
■till to report will, It is expected, in-
caese all the winners’ leads.
In the Republican counties, where
the La Follette following is strong, the
Republicans who voted for Husting in
1916 appear to have given their sup
port to I .enroot this year. One o f the
reasons for decreases in the Davies
vote, it was believed, waa that in
German counties, normally Democratic,
voters switched to Berger, and in some
cases to l .enroot.
The approixmate vote indicate«! by
the returns receive«! give [.enroot 148,-
000; Davies, 133,000, and Berger, 97,-
Complete returns may swell
each total considerably.
In 1914, when Husting, Democrat,
waa elected, he received 134,925; Mc
Govern, Republican, 133,969, and Sei
del. Socialist. 29,774.
It will be several days before the
official vote can be announced from the
Secretary of State's office.
May Take Charge o f Spokane.
Spokane — Announcement that he
probably will take charge o f the police
powers o f the city and county o f Spo
kane within a few days, and send rep
resentatives here to supplement the
presnt members o f the sheriff and po
lice forces in dealing with the I. W.
W. situation, was made here Thursday
by Governor Lister shortly before his
departure for Olympia. Unlesa he re
ceivea won! from city and county offi
cials withdrawing a request that he
take such action, he will act upon his
return to the capital, he said.
Part Contract is Executed.
Vancouver, Wash. The contract and
lease covering 54 acres o f lind bought
by the Port o f Vancouver, on which
the G. M. Standifer Construction cor-
(»•ration is building s great steel ship
yard in this city, was signed by attor
neys for both parties here. The Port
of Vancouver vote«! bonds for $166,000,
which was sufficient to buy the land
and make some improvements.
was leased to the shipbuilding com
pany for a period o f years.
New I,oan Bill Passed.
Washington, D. C.— In recordbreak
ing time, the senate Thursday passed
the new Liberty loan hill authorizing
$4,500,000,000 more war bohds, addi
tional loans o f $1,500,000,000 to the
allies artd increases o f treasur/indebt-
edness certificates from $4,000,000,000
to-$ 8 , 00 ( 1 , 000,000