Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, May 18, 1917, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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No Eligible Male Will Be Excused
Any Cause, Whatsoever.
Tolling Places Are Registration Offices, In Charge
of War Census Marshals Age Limit 21 to
30 Years, Inclusive Disobedience
l Means Imprisonment
.. ' (From Offic of Adjutant Gonoral, O. N. G.)
Portland Every man in Oregon be
tween the ages of 21 and 30 years, in
clusive, must register on the day set
' for the taking of the war census. The
' date of the census will be set by Pres
' ident Wilson by proclamation as soon
1 as congress passes the conscripiton
bill in final form.
No man of military age 21 to 30
! years, inclusive will be excused from
registration. This applies even to
; those who will be exempted from mili
' tary service under the provisions of
the law. The government must have
; a complete record of each case before
' any claims of exemption can be
I granted.
! The penalty for failing to register is
imprisonment, and without the option
of paying a fine. Even persons who
are too ill to appear for registration
, must arrange with some friend to see
' the registration officials and take down
i their answers for them.
; Brigadier General George A. White,
adjutant general of the Oregon Na
tional Guard, who will supervise the
taking of the census in this state un
der direction of Governor Withycombe,
Nam in (tJl .
(Orr,- now)
D!tf turtb .
An xi (I) a nituril Urq citizrn, (2 a naiuuliud
inlcnlwn (tpfty VkH)7
Where were
yeu brn 2
If nf itircn, ,f whet reuniry ire ywi a ciliit-n or
Whal is yew present
lra4, vrruyation, or eftce? .
By tthm employed t
Whr emp1)d? .
Ht yu a f:hf rf n.ibr, wife, child under 12, or
luftyort (ipw'.fy whifh)? ,
J!?!T!Jr (rikh)? ,
WS&I military wrrir hart you hd? Rank
yearn , ; Nat'w
r Slat .
Do you etarm
Ifom draft (ectly grcnmoli)?
I affirm that 1 hovo verified
i ighty to 100 Reported Lost in Nets
f Set at Sea by British Assemble
! i Every Morning1 for Orders.
1 Amsterdam, via London The Ger
ans have about 325 submarines in
' eration and about 80 to 100 have
i sen lost through British nets alone,
icording to the Telegraaf, which
rints an interview with a member of
ie crew of the submarine U-58. This
J the submarine which sank the Dutch
-ain ships in February,
i When at sea the submarines assem
e every morning at a given point,
fid receive wireless instructions, pre
mably from Helgoland. There are
out 39 U-boats of the newest type,
ch carrying a crew of 56 men and
is fleet is supplemented by a second
y squadron marked with a C.
Strike Nearly at End.
London The strike of engineers,
lich has been in progress in various
rts of England for some time, coi
ned at many places in the northern
unties, where the king and queen ar
red Tuesday for a week's tour. Work
s been resumed generally in Man
, ester and Southern Lancashire. In
,'ventry an overwhelming majority of
jmbers of the trades unions de
uncedjhe strikes. In many other
ny. he men returned to work.
f tr.tic.aUy true in London,
has appealed to every citizen to study
carefully the requirements of the War
If this is done, there is no reason
why the census should cause any con
fusion. Indeed, registering for the
War Census will not be very much
harder or more involved than register
ing to vote at an election.
Registration places will be the regu
lar election polling places, and in most
cases the registrars, (war census mar
shals), and their assistants, will be the
regular election board.
The accompanying cut is an exact
copy of the card that must be made
out by the War Census Marshals for
every man of military age in Oregon
and other states on War Census day.
The card is officially prepared and sent
out by the War department, and the
procedure of registration will be simi
lar in all states.
Full answers must be given to all
questions. It would be well to cut out
the list now and study it carefully, so
you will have your answers ready when
you go before the registrar, (war ceri'
bus marshal). He will write down the
answers on the card.
4jt.ii pa.
(Ffjty Ainu)
citizen, (3) a lwn, (4) at bar ,m itduri jmi
tnhfcel T
thler r brttber under 11. mMj deftemUot ya fr
... , F . mm
Race (ipeclfy which)? .
...... branch.
alonv answers and that they are true.
(bitaatur or mirk)
Russian Army Told Kaiser Would En
slave Nation No Separate Peace,
Petrograd, via London The council
of soldiers' and workmen's deputies
has issued an appeal to the army, in
which it declares that German imper
ialism is seeking to destroy revolution
ary Russia and enslave the Russian
people. It appeals to the soldiers to
defend Russia with all their power and
declares that a separate peace is im
possible. The appeal says that the only solu
tion of the war must be a general
peace among all nations by common
agreement. It asserts that the council
is aiming at peace by calling for a rev
olution among the workmen and peas
ants of Germany and Austria-Hungary,
but that peace cannot be achiev
ed unless the enemy at the front is
Diaz Reported Killed.
El Pasp, Tex. A Mexican who ar
rived here Sunday from Southern Mex
ico reported to the Mexican govern
ment secret service officials that Gen
eral Felix Diaz, nephew of the late
General Porfirio Diaz, ex-president of
Mexico, had been shot and killed by
General Calimayor, a former Zapata
commander, following a dispute as to
the supreme command of the revolu
tionists in the state of Oaxaca. This
statement was made official! v hv An.
dres Garcia, inspector of Mexican con-
Chancellor Refuses to Discuss
Terms in Reichstag Speech
Russia Gets Offer.
Kprlin. via London In one of the
most vigorous and plain-spoken speech
es he has yet made before the reich
stag since the outbreak of the war, the
German chancellor Tuesday bluntly re
fused to enter into a discussion of Ger
many's peace aims, as demanded in in
teruellations bv the Conservatives and
Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg asserted
that these called for the government's
specific peace program, the announce
ment of which would at the present
time not only be premature, but which
it would be difficult to formulate, and
also of no practical service to the na
tion in the present situation.
While appreciating the passionate
desire of all classes to know the gov
emment's views, the chancellor plain
ly declared that he would not permit
himself to be swayed by pressure from
any source, and that he was not under
the spell of any party or clique.
The best interests of the nation, he
believed, demanded that the reticence
he had imposed on himself in the face
of continuous clamor since December,
1915, should be observed by him until
the moment was ripe.
He was sure that such a course
would be indorsed by the nation at
large, which continued to rally around
its emperor, and also would meet the
views of the majority of the members
of the reichstag.
The chancellor then briefly reviewed
the present military situation and Ger
many's relations to the nuetrals, in
the course of which he warmly praised
the attitude adopted by Spain.
Concerning new Russia the chancel
lor spoke as follows:
"As regards our eastern neighbor,
Russia, 1 have already recently spoken.
It appears as if new Russia had de
clined for herself these violent plans of
conquest. Whether Russia will or can
act in the same sense on her allies I
am unable to estimate. Doubtless
England, with the assistance of her
allies, is employing all her efforts
keep Russia harnessed to England
war chariot and to traverse Russian
wishes for the speedy restoration of
the world s peace.
"If, however, Russia wants to pre-
vent further bloodshed and renounces
all violent plans of conquest for self
if she wishes to restore durable rela-
tions of peaceful life side by side with
us, then surely it is a matter of course
that we share this wish, will not dis
turb the permanent relationship in the
future and will not render its develop-
ment impossible by demands, which.
indeed, do not accord with the freedom
of nations and would deposit in the
Russian nation the germ of enmity,
(Thunderous applause. )
"I doubt not that an agreement aim
ing exclusively at a mutual understand
ing, could be attained, which excludes
every thought of oppression and which
would leave behind no sting and
discord. "
Ex-Ambassador to England Had Won
International Fame.
New York Joseph H. Choate, ex
United States ambassador to Great
Britain, died at 11:30 o'clock Monday
night at his home in this city.
Mr. Choate became suddenly ill
shortly before 11 o'clock and was as
sisted to his bedroom and his personal
physician, Dr. Willaim G. Draper, was
called, but Mr. Choate died before he
arrived. With him at the time of his
death were members of his famliy.
Dr. Draper announced that death
was due to heart disease.
Mr. Ohoate had taken an active part
in the entertainment in this city of the
British and f rench war missions, and
attended services at the Cathedral of
St. John the Divine with Foreign Min
ister Balfour Sunday morning.
Mr. Choate was referred to bv May
or Mitchel at one of the entertain
ments in honor of the mission as "the
foremost citizen of New York."
Mr. Choate was 85 years old, a life
time during which he was one of the
most distinguished practitioners of
law in the United States, ambassador
to England with signal success, as
speaker applauded on innumerable
uuuiic occasions, anu, nnaily, a re
markable octogenarian.
Ohio Closes Colleges.
1 1 t n i
Columbus, O. Several thousand men
students in Ohio's State educational
institutions were forced out of school
Wednesday and urged to assist in the
preparedness movement by working on
farms. Girl students, men in the sen
ior classes and the engineering and
medical classes are not affected. This
action was decided upon by Governor
James M. Cox. The order just issued
applies to Ohio State university, Co
lumbus; Ohio university, Athens; Mi
ami university, Oxford; Wilberforce
university, Xenia, and the Bowling
Green and Kent State Normal schools.
Double Crime Admitted.
San Francisco Joseph Redenbaugh,
alias Edward Hamilton, confessed
Tuesday night that he killed Mrs. Alice
Mcquillan Dunn, in St. Paul, and Po
liceman Connery, of Minneapolis, ac
cording to the police,
According to the police, Redenbaugh,
who is but 19 years old, said the shoot
ing of Mrs. Dunn was the result of a
Mri.unnwasjfilled April 22 and
Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Event! of Noted People, Government
and Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Chihuahua Citv newspapers toll of
the execution of Colonels Sixto Vega
and Francisco Saenz, of the homo
guards of Casas G ramies, who were
convicted as Villa spies.
The Dutch government has instruct
ed the grain vessels held up in Amer
ican ports for some time to proceed
homeward, calling at Halifax for ex
amination by the British authorities.
Great Britain Tuesday receives a
third installment of 125,000,000 of
the $100,000,000 which the United
States has agreed to lend to meet Brit
ish purchases in this country during
The shortage of fuel in Germany,
which is causing great inconvenience,
necessitated the suspension on Satur
day of service in Hamburg and the ad
joining city of Altoona by the Ham
burg Llevated Railway.
For an hour and a half Monday af
ternoon the President and Mrs. Wilson
walked through Washington streets,
most of the time setting a brisk pare
for the four secret service men follow
ing a short distance behind.
In reply to a question in the house
of commons, Chancellor Bonar Law
said no treaty had ever been contem
plated with Japan in which that na
tion would overrun Siberia if Ruttsia
relaxed her efforts in the war.
From April 9 to May 12, Germans to
the number of 49,579 have been made
prisoners in France by the British and
French. In addition, 444 heavy and
field cannon, 943 machine guns and 396
trench mortars were captured.
The French passenger steamer Med
jerda has been sunk by a submarine
while voyaging between Oran, Algeria,
and Marseilles. the survivors were
picked up and taken to different ports
The Medjerda was a vessel of 1918
tons gross.
Eighteen more Americans from Con
stantinople, Smyrna and Jerusalem
have arrived in Berne, some of them
after weeks of journeying. Twenty-
three other persons, including several
from the embassy in Constantinople,
have reached Vienna.
Crops in the Coeur d'Alene and St
Joe River valleys were ruined Monday
when flood waters broke through the
bt. Joe river dikes and flooded 15.000
acres of land. All sawmills alone the
two rivers have been forced to close
because of high water.
Orders to bring the regular armv to
its full war strength of 293,000 men
are announced by the War department,
organization or 44 new regiments
will begin immediately with further
efforts to stimulate recruiting and
bring in the 116,455 men needed to fill
up the ranks.
Seventeen merchantmen were sunk
by German submarines during Febru
ary, March and April, according to an
official statement issued Tuesday. Dur
ing me same period nine French ves
sels were attacked by underwater
craft, but made their escape. No
armed merchantmen have fallen prey
to the U-boats.
In sections cf New York Citv where
the trading Btamp was Donular before
the advent of war prices, the onion
and potato have been substituted. In
the Ridgewood section of Brooklyn a
small potato or onion is given with
each 10 per cent. Motion picture
houses also have adopted the Bame
scheme, giving an onion or notato with
each adult ticket.
Casualties among the Canadian ay.
peditionary forces from the time the
war began up to May 10 had reach! n
total of 89,843 killed, wounded and
missing, according to a report by the
War Records office.
Word has been received that Libprin
has severed diplomatic relations with
Germany. The break will aid the en
tente allies by removing from Germnn
control the wireles telegraph and cable
facilities of Liberia.
Through some cflUBe as vet unlfnnun
the engine of a Northern Pacific train
Diew up at the station of Kennedy
Wash., and instantly killed Fr-ni,
Thompson, of Tacoma, engineer. Two
nremen were badly injured.
Canada has a large stock of tent-
age and other supplies on which tv,
ted States can draw.
for the equipment of its armioa
Thomas Hilliard, secretary of the
Canadian quartermaster's department
An energetic camDaiun t.n norno,i
Americans in the United Kingdom to
tender immediately to the United
States government their services for
such war duties as they are capable of
performing has been undertaken hit tV,o
American Society of London. There
are thousands of American citi zona ir.
Oregon nd Washington Wheat I Fr
Short of My 1 Yrr
Planting Condition Iaiw.
Wn.-hinnton. P. C-A mtmmnry
!,.. M,.v i-rtin reiH.rt for the til'
Oregon ami Waithlngtun, "d
fur the
the till-
United Stiiten, hk eoinpneu
roHU of crop pHtiniHte (and
t.,.l thrtuiL'h the weainer nurenuj,
S. department of Agriculture, i M
Winter wheat - Oregon-May 1 fr'
cast 8,MH.000 bufhoU; production lunt
your, final estimate. 13.310.000; two
years ago. If., 200. 000; l'-10-14 vrr"
age. 13,027, 000 IhmIicIh.
Washington May 1 foreeant. 11.
500,000 bunhuU; product ion hint yir,
final estimate, 1S.2S5.000 biwheli;
two years ago, 35,880.000; 1910-14
average. 25,534,000 bushel.
United States Muy 1 forecast 3G,
000,000 bushels; production Inst year,
final eKtinmte, 4S1.744.000; two year
ago, 673,947.000; 1910-14 average,
494,054,000 bushel.
Rye Oregon -May 1 forecast, f0H,
000 bunhels; production lat year, final
estimate, 510,000; two years ago, 414,
000 bushels.
Washington May 1 fun-cant, 131,
000 bushels; production Inst year, final
estimate. 102.000; two year ago,
14(1,000 bushels.
United States May 1 forecast, CO,.
700,000; production last year, final es
timate, 47.3S3.000; two years g.
64,050,000 bushels.
Meadows Oregon May rendition
91, compared with the ten-year aver
age of 95.
Washington May 1 condition 91,
compared with the ten-year average of
United States May 1 condition
88.7, compared with the ten-year aver
age of S7.9.
Pasture Oregon May 1 condition
79, compared with the ten-year aver
age of 94.
Washington May 1 condition 80,
compared with tho ten-year average of
United States May 1 condition 81.9,
compared with the tun-year average
of 85.2.
Spring plowing Oregon Per cent
done to May 1, 1917, estimated G3 per
cent, compared with 89 May 1 lust
year and 85, the ten-year average.
Washington Per cent done to May 1,
1917, estimated 60 per cent, compared
with 74 May 1 last year and 80, the
ten-year average.
United States Per rent done to
May 1, 1917, estimated 72.4 percent,
compared with 70.4 per cent on May 1
last year and C9.3, the ten-year aver
age. bprmg planting Oregon Per cent
done to May 1, 1917, estimated 51 per
cent, compared with 75 May 1 last
year and 79, the ten-year average
Washington Per cent done to Muy
1, 1917, estimated 50 per cent, com
pared with G5 May 1 last year and 78,
the ten-year average.
united Mates Per cent done to
May 1, 1917, estimated 58.7 per cent,
compared with 56.7 per cent on May
las'.t year and 56.3, the ten-year aver
Hay Oregon Old crop on farms
May 1, estimated 65,000 tons, com
pared with 86,000 a year ago and 138,
000 two years ago.
Washington Old crop on farms May
1 estimated 102,000 tons; compared
with 152,000 a year ago and 143,000
two years ago.
United btates Old crops on farms
May 1, estimated 12,500,000 tons, com
pared with 14,452,000 a year ago and
lU.vyy.UOO two years ago.
f rices I he first price piven )h1w
is the average on May 1 this year, and
the second the average on May 1 last
uregon-Wheat, 210.0 and 87 centn
perrjUHhel. Corn, 105.0 and 85 cents.
Oats, 68 and 39 cents. Potatoes, 232.0
and 77 cents. Hay, $16.70 and $13.10
per ton. Eggs, 31 and 20
Washington Wheat. 225 and Rfi
cents per bushel. Corn, and 136
Oats, 70 and 40. Pn
76. Hay, $19.60 and $17.40 per ton.
Eggs, 33 and 20 cents per dozen.
united states Wheat, ur, a ,i
102.5 cents per bushel. Corn
and 72.3 cents. Oats. 71.0 and 45-'fi
cents. Potatoes. 279 P. unA tu a ...
liny, $14.44 and $12.22 tfr tnn vy. it era
30.0 and 18.1 cents per dozen.
Meat Problem Serious.
Washington, D. C. If the United
States is effectively to solve the food
problem presented by the war. in th.
opinion of Senator Borah, it must not
only greatly increase the production of
larm crops, but must auirment U 0f
supply. One of the first essentials is
that the government, for the period of
war, Bnun i8Ke over the packing
houses and operate them in a way that
the stockman may be sure of a reaBon
able price for his product, at tho same
time guaranteeing an adequate meat
supply to the consuming public.
Canada Wheat Crop Cut.
Ottawa, Can. A serious shortage in
the winter wheat crop of Canada is re
vealed by a report by the census and
atactics office. The acreage esti-
?A Inn V,l bGen 80Wn last fal1 wa
813,400 and the estimated destruction
through winter killing was 187,000
acres, or 23 per cent, leaving 626 400
acres to be harvested. The estimated
condition of the crop on April 30 was
69 per cent, wWh h low.r l"--
Prohibition and News Censor-
ship Sections Eliminated.
Embargo Provision to (Hand P,(j
Department to lVnor All Mail,
Krditloua or AnarchUtlc.
Washington, I). C. After ncrlj
three weeks of deliato, ranging ovg
innumerablo problem of tho wr, Un
senate, by vt tf 77 to 6, Momlj
night passed the administration ct
pionago bill, pronounce! oim of th
most drastic and all int-lusivr niciuuns
in American congressional history.
A similar bill has passed tho Iioum,
but virtual redrafting of many of U
most Important provision is opccUd
In the forthcoming conferences.
During final consideration, lh ten.
ate stripped the measure entirely of
provisions for newspaper reiuuirthip
Hml restrictions on manufacture ef
grain into intoxicating liquors, and re
jected an amendment designed to curb
speculation in fosl product, although
sentiment obviousy wa overwhelm
ingly in favor of surh legislation Ister,
As completed, the senate lull's prifc
cipal section provide: Authority far
the President to embargo export!
when he finds that "the public safety
and welfare so require." (Not in thi
house measure).
Authority for the rtnfnre depart
ment to censor mails and exclude mail
matter deemed seditious, anarchistic
or treasonable and making its mailing
punishable under heavy etmltiw,
(Not in house bill).
For punishment of espionage, de
fined in most detailed term, im-ludiig
wrongful use of military information.
For the control of merchant vessel
in American waters.
Punishment for conveyance of fl
report which interfere with military
operations, wilful attempt to csum
disaffection In tho military or naval
forces or obstruction of recruiting.
For the seiiure of arm and muni
tion and prohibition of their exporta
tion under certain condition.
For penalizing conspiracies designed
to harm American foreijfn relations or
for destruction of proterty within th
United States.
For increased restriction upon is
suance of passports with penalties, for
their forgery or false procurement,
For material extension of the power
to issue aearch warrant for the in
spection of premise.
The clause giving tho President
power to embargo export was re
tained in the bill virtually as drafted
by administration official.
On the question of prohibition and
foodstuff conservation the senate, by a
vote of 47 to 37, reversed its action of
Saturday in accepting Senator Cum
mins' amendment providing that dur
ing the war manufacture of cereals,
grain, sugar and syrup into intoxicat
ing liquor should be prohibited. By
this vote it struck the Cummin
amendment, offered a a food conserv-.
ation measure, but attacked a really
a prohibition move.
An amendment by Senator Thomas
to suspend during the war exchanges
and boards of trade permitting "fu
ture" trading in foodautff, was re
jected, 49 to 24, after three hours
stormy debate.
Opening of Dardanelles Strait I One
of Principal Concession.
Rome, via Paris Thn Tdna Nazion-
ale, the organ of the Nationalist party,
prints a report from diplomatic quar
ters that Turkcv haa mada overture
to Russia, through a neutral source,
for a nenarato neucn nn thfl hams of
the complete opening of the Straits to
Russian navigation both for war ves
sels and merchant ships.
according to this report Turkey al
so (leclares herself disposed to give
friendly consideration tn tha Armenian
questions and suitable recognition to
tho principle of nationalities.
12,000 Are Disappointed.
Chfoiurn M.r tv,o lo trn m,,n per-
r," ,( v. l i j . i . ibfUuu uivti
tified as suitable were not admitted to
the four Central Department Officers'
Reserve Corns trninino- ramm ImeaUBO
of luck of accommodations, it was an
nounced at department headquarters.
The combined capacity of the camps nt
doorman, ill., fort snoiungt
Minn.. Fort RiW Kun ami Fort
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.', is 15,000
men, and a total of 27 .1517 wPr certi
fied. Examni
Navy Rill Now Up.
Washington, n. C. Tho hill to in
crease the enlisted strength of the
"vjr to jou.uuu men and the Marine
corps to 30,000 was taken up in the
Senate and will hn nrnnimrl f nnannFe.
A r.wU.,r.
similar measure has passed the
Morgan's Son in Nw. '
New York .T
son of J. p. Morgan, has joined the
Naval Reserve as an ensign and has