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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 12, 1915)
Of OIRRtNT WEEK
Brief Resoe of General News
from All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHEU
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
A British steamer, believed to be
the Rio Leges, is afire of! Halifax,
A piece of apple which lodged in the
throat of a 8-year-old lad of Richland,
Ore., caused his death.
Both Democrats and Republicans are
claiming victory in Kentucky. Fraud
is charged and a recount la likely.
New York anti-suffragists have de
cided to keep a lobby in Washington,
D. C, during the next session of con
gress. German aircraft make an attack on
a British merchantman, using bombs
and a machine gun. No damage is re
Troop trains are said to be carrying
1000 men a day from Vladivostok to
the Russian front.
Ships sailing from San Francisco
have thus far been able to get full
crews, despite the new seamen's law,
Reports from New York show that
diamonds are becoming plentiful in
this country, owing to the fact that
many Europeans are selling their pre
A ripple of joy and excitement was
manifest In monkeydom at the Oaks
park, Portland, recently, when a baby
monkey was born. The new addition
is said to be worth $500.
The entire Greek cabinet has re
signed and it Is predicted that the
Chamber will be dissolved. The na
tion is facing a crisis and the future
seems to rest with the king.
A newspaper writer just home from
the seat of war declares that both
sides are "pinched;" Russia is in the
throes of revolution; Germany needs
more men, and England is asleep.
Villa tells American army officers
that four Americans were killed by the
Are of Carranza troops at Agua Prieta,
According to the dispatch he refused
to divulge the burial place of the vic
Belgian officials declare that, al-
though they have promptly met the
ninth installment of the German war
levy, the Germans fail to pay as prom
ised for supplies requisitioned from
President Wilson in a speech before
the Manhattan club of New fork City,
makes an ardent plea for national pre
paredness and setting forth the ad
ministration's plans. He views other
nations of this hemisphere aa our al
A cablegram was received at Copen
hagen from the manager of the La
grange plantation, near Santa Cruz,
Danish West Indies, says that the
agitation which is being carried oh by
a negro named Hamilton among the
Blacks of the islands is becoming dan
Great Britain has decided to name a
The SwIbs press believes peace ne
gotiations are well under way. ; '
Mexican bullets continue to cross the
border and menace American troops.
O. A. C. football team defeats Mich
igan aggies at Lansing, by a score of
14 to 0.
The American soldier who was shot
recently by a Mexican, died of his
Germany again assures the world
that her food supply la ample for any
Many seamen fail to pass the test
required by the LaFollette act, and
shipping along the Pacific Coast is ser
,r Over 85,000,000 feet of lumber Is
carried from Columbia river mills dur
The national assembly of Panama.
after a disorderly session, passed a bill
authorizing President Porraa to bor
row $1,250,000 In the United States
with which to rehabilitate the fortunes
of the country. The opposition
deavored to fore the government to
state the purpose for borrowing the
money, which the government declined
New York, Pennsylvania and Massa
chusetts voted against Woman suffrage
by large majorities.
Jess Willard, heavyweight cham
pion pugilist, will defend his title at
New Orleans next March. He will
fight Tommy Burns.
Seizure of the American steamship
Hocking by a British cruiser off the
Atlantic coast has brought to issue a
question on which the positions of the
United States and the entente allies
are so far apart that some officials be
lieve arbitration ultimately will have
to be resorted to for settlement.
A Chicago paper has compiled a list
of medicines in dally use, which shows
an Increase In price of more than 100
per cent since the war began.
A. J. Kingsley, president of the
Manufacturers' and Land Products
Show, now being held in Portland
Armory, died suddenly or nervous
Special treasury agents of Seattle
have dug op in the backyard of a house
in Blaine, on the Canadian border, 68
packages of cocaine and 87 packages
of morphine, valued at several thou
Nine Die as Steamer Santa Clara
Goes Aground on Coos Bay Shoal
MarshHeld, Or. Nine lives are
known to have been lost late Tuesday
when the passenger steamer Santa
Clara, from Portland to San Francisco,
went aground on the south spit near
the entrance to Coos Bay. The dead
may number more.
There were 48 passengers aboard
and the crew numbered 42.
The greater number of lives were
lost when two small boats, trying to
leave the foundered steamer, were
capsized by the heavy sea.
Several thrilling rescues were made,
while others died within view of per
sons engaged In rescue.
The Santa Clara, according to the
mate, who was saved, struck a shoal
that evidently had been thrown up in
the channel -by recent heavy winds.
The vessel was swerved from her
course and thrown onto the south spit,
half a mile inside the bar.
Captain Lofstedt and six men, who
were in one of the overturned boats
and who were thought drowned, got
back to the Santa Clara and were res
cued by the coast guard with a
Eight bodies have been recovered,
but it is feared there will be more.
MIbs Gale Graham, of Portland, and
Mrs. E. K. Rooney and Mrs. Hale, of
South Bend, Ind., are missing. Among
the survivors there are many who are
suffering from injuries and exposure.
Crowded into a little Summer cottage
at Bastendorff beach, 12 miles from
aid and medical attention, four Women
and three little boys were being
worked over during the night to bring
back a spark of life, while the only
light was two lanterns.
Sailors who had come safely through
the Burf for half a mile from the Santa
Clara wreck were groping about in the
dark for other victims of the disaster.
Teutons Capture Mines.
London Germany and Austria are
likely to obtain ample supplies of cop
per from Serbia, according to Chedo
Miyatovich, ex-Serbian minister to
London. There also are anthracite
mines in the Timok valley.
M. Miyatovich, in a statement to
the Standard, says the Serbian army
can hold out In the mountains a month
longer, and that the Invaders are like
ly to find little booty in a country ex
hausted by years of warfare, except
what they take from the copper and
TUESDAY'S ELECTION RETURNS
Bay State Is Republican.
Boston Samuel W. McCall, Repub
lican, was elected governor, defeating
Governor David I. WalBh, Democrat,
In a close contest.
The total vote for governor 1b:
Clark, Progressive, 7022; McCall, Re
publican, 235,305; Shaw, Prohibition,
19,471; Walsh, Democrat, 228.942.
For suffrage,: Yes, 162,361; no,
The remainder of the Republican
state ticket was eletcted, and the Re
publicans made a net gain of 12 seats
In the lower branch of the legislature,
with no change in the senate.
New York Republican.
New York The voters of the Em
pire State defeated unequivocally the
proposal to adopt a new state constitu
tion. Ihe vote against this measure
was estimated to be at least 250,000,
Republicans retained their majority
in the assembly, naming 98 of the 160
members. They also won all of the
congressional elections made necessary
by deaths in three districts, the Twen-
ty-Bixth, Thirty-first and Thirty-Eixth.
Keturns from 18 of the larger cities
in the Btuto show 12 Republican, five
Democratic ana one socialist mayors
Republican Mayor Wins.
Bridgeport, Conn. The Republicans
swept Bridgeport in the four-cornered
mayoralty election Tuesday, Mayor
Clifford B. Wilson, who also is Lieu
tenant Governor of Connecticut, being
returned to office for the third time.
The unofficial figures: Clifford B,
Wilson, Rep., 6687; Henry Lee, Citi
zens, 4363; Daniel P. Walker, Dem.,
3164; Jasper McLevy, Soc, 1400.
The voters favored the commission
form of government by an estimated
majority of 2000.
Democrats Gain In Maryland.
Baltimore Incomplete returns indi
cated a Democratic victory. E. C.
Harrington was leading the Republi
can nominee, U. Weller, by a mar
gin which indicated a final majority
of from 6000 to 7000. The county
vote was very late. Albert C. Ritchie,
Democrat, lor attorney general, was
far ahead of the ticket in Baltimore.
Republicans Win in Jersey.
Trenton, N. J. The election in
New Jersey involved mainly the con
trol of the next legislature. State
senators were elected in six counties.
The Republicans elected three in
Burlington, Cape May and Passaic
and this will make the next state
senate stand 13 Republicans to eight
Democrats a gain of two.
Ohio Defeats Prohibition.
Columbus, O. For the second
In two years, Ohio voters rejected
state-wide prohibition amendment to
the constitution. Estimates based
on partial returns received up to mid
night show that the proposal was de
feated by a majority which may reach
40,000. Last year's majority against
prohibition was 84,000.
Dry Legislators Elected.
Richmond, Va. Results from the
election of members of the Virginia
assembly show that there will be a
heavy majority in the senate and house
pledged to the enactment of prohibi
tion legislation effective when the
state goes dry by constitutional
amendment November 1, 1918.
Both Sides Claim Kentucky,
Louisville, Ky With both Demo
crats and Republicans claiming victory
by from 10,000 to 15,000 votes, unoffi
cial returns showed ex-Representative
Stanley, of Henderson, Democrat, and
Edwin P. Morrow, of Somerset, Repub
lican, running a close race for gover
Washington Declares Expediency
Mast Not Govern.
CHANGE Of POLICY IS INSISTED UPON
States "Unhesitatingly As
sumes" Task of Championing
Cause of Neutral Rights.
Washington, D. C. The United
States in its latest note to Great Brit
ain made public here Monday, cover
ing exhaustively British interference
with American trade Blnce the begin
ning of the European war, declares
that the so-called blockade instituted
by the allies against enemy countries
on March 11 is "Ineffective, Illegal
Notice is served that the American
government "cannot submit to the
curtailment of its neutral rights and it
cannot with complacence suffer further
subordination of its rights and in
terests." Ambassador Page, to whom the note
was sent by special messenger for de
livery to the London Foreign office,
was instructed by Secretary Lansing
"to impress most earnestly" upon the
British government that the United
States "must insist that the relations
between it and His Majesty's govern
ment be governed, not by a policy of
expediency, but by those established
rules of international conduct to which
Great Britain in the past has held the
United States to account when the lat
ter nation was a belligerent engaged
in a struggle for national existence."
Declaring the United States "un
hesitatingly assumes" the task of
championing the integrity of neutral
rights, the note proclaims that the
American government will devote its
energies to the task, exercising al
ways an impatrial attitude.
The note, nearly 16,000 words long,
was made public by agreement be
tween the State department and the
British Foreign office. ' It carries with
It a voluminous appendix, giving the
text of naval Instructions issued in
1862 and a summary and table showing
hundreds of vessels detained by British
authorities since the beginning of the
The body of the note is divided into
35 points, dealing with all phases of
the contraband question, seizures and
detentions, prior to, as well as after
the so-called blockade was instituted,
and announces that a separate commun
ication will be sent soon dealing par
ticularly with the "propriety and
right of the the British government to
include in their list of contraband of
war certain articles which have been
Lord Kitchener Goes to Eastern
field of War, Daily Globe Seized
London "Lord Kitchener, at the
request of his colleagues, has left
England for a short visit to the eai
em theater of war."
This announcement, made after
cabinet council an unusual meeting
for Saturday and a long audience
which Premier Asquith had with the
king, set at rest rumors current as to
the war secretary's present intentions,
Almost simultaneously with the an
nouncement of Lord' Kitchener's pro
posed visit to the east, the authorities
seized the printing plant of the Lon
don Globe, together with late issues.
This is the first action of the kind
taken by the authorities since the out
break of the war against a daily paper
in the United Kingdom. Some week
ly papers, both in England and Ire
land, including the Labor Leader,
were similarly treated some time ago,
but the Labor Leader, after a secret
trial of tho case, was allowed to re
The Globe, while one of the oldest
papers published in the country and
long considered a staid and conserva
tive organ, has latterly lost that char
acter and has been chiefly noted for its
violent attacks on public men during
the administration of the liberal gov
ernment. It has been one of the gov
ernment b bitterest opponents and has,
since the war, attacked virtually all of
the members of the government.
Hindu Invasion Is Feared.
San Francisco That a recent decis
ion of the United States Supreme
court, in which it was decided that
band of Russians could not be kept out
of the country because there was no
work for them in the place for which
they were bound, would open the doors
to a Hindu invasion of California and
the United States, is the opinion ex
pressed by John L. McNab, ex-United
States district attorney here. Accord
ing to Mr. McNab, Federal judges of
this district will have to accept in their
future rulings the new principle
Woman Defies Officials.
Chicago Mrs. Scott Durand,
wealthy owner of a prize dairy herd,
Monday threatened to shoot any state
official who came to her farm to harm
any of her cattle. She recently saved
the cattle from slaughter when sus
pected of foot-and-mouth disease, by
Mrs. Durand has armed her em
ployes.' "I will shoot the first person who
attempts to harm any of my cattle,"
she said. "I have a revolver of my
own and I Intend to use It."
British Trade Growing.
London The board of trade figures
for October show an increase in im
ports of 16,413,000 ($82,065,000).
Exports Increased 3,867,000 ($16,
835,000). The principal increases In
imports were: Food, 3,000,000;
chemicals and drugs, 1,000,000; raw
materials, 8,000,000, of which cotton
from America contributed 3,000,000.
OREGON STATE NEWS
Summary Government Crop
Report for Oregon and U. S.
Washington, D. C. A summary of
preliminary estimates of crop produc
tion snd prices, for the state of Ore
gon and for the United States, com
piled by the bureau of crop estimates,
and transmitted through the Weather
Bureau, U. S. Department of Agricul
ture, Is as follows:
WHEAT State : Estimate this year,
17,864,000 bushels; final estimate last
year, 16,604,000; price November 1 to
producers, 84c; year ago, 95c.
United States: Estimate this year.
1,002,000,000 bushels; final estimate
last year, 891,000,000; November 1
price 93.1c; year ago, 97.2c.
OATS State: Estimate this year
15,466,000 bushels; final estimate last
year 12,740,000; price November 1 to
producers 36c; year ago 40c.
United States: Estimate this year
is 1,617,000,000 bushels; final esti
mate last year, 1,141,000,000; Novem
ber 1 price, 84.9c; year ago, 42.9.
BARLEY State: Estimate this
year, 4,788,000 bushels; final estimate
laBt year, 8,660,000; price November
1 to producers, 52c; year ago, 66c.
United States: Estimate this year,
236,682,000 bushels; final estimate
last year, 194,953,000; November 1
price, 50.1c; year ago, 51.7c.
POTATOES State: Estimate this
year, 6,120,000 bushels; final estimate
last year, 4,753,000; price November 1
to producers, 62cbuBhel; year ago, 64c.
United States: Estimate this year,
359,000,000 bushels; final estimate
last year,- 405,921,000; November 1
price, 66.8c; year ago, 62.8c.
APPLES State: Estimate this
year, i,U4U,uU0 barrels, final estimate
last year, 1,134,000; price October 15
to producers, 88c bushel; year ago,
United States : Estimate this year,
76,700,000 barrels; final estimate last
year, 84,400,000 barrels; price Octo
ber 15 to producers, $2.14 barrel; year
More detailed data concerning crop
production, quality, and prices will be
published in the "Monthly Crop Re
port" of the U. S. Department of Ag
Big Timber Deal Is Reported
. From Eastern Oregon Section
Prineville The development of the
lumber industry In Central Oregon is
expected to cause an immense increase
the business and population in
Prineville. Reliable information con
firms the rumor that the Roger You
mans Lumber company has practically
completed its trade with the United
States government, by which the lum
ber company will exchange a large
amount oi scattered lands and get a
solid block of about 40,000 acres of
valuable timber in what is known at
the Ochoco forest reserve.
The company will have in the neigh
borhood of 800,000,000 feet, which
win nave to oe mined within zu years
and will necessitate immediate con
struction of a sawmill and railroad.
Two mill sites are under consideration,
one of which is in Prineville, which
the business men of Prineville no
doubt will donate to the company, and
the other is about 20 miles above
Prineville on the Ochoco river.
Pension Allowed Widow.
Salem The claim of Mrs. Hazel
McCune, whose husband, Claude Mc
Cune, was killed in Portland August
20, while he was In the employ of the
Shaver Transfer company, has been
settled by the State Industrial Acci
dent Insurance commission. The
widow is 21 yearB old and to provide
for her at the rate of $30 a month
throughout the period of her expect
ancy of 41 years, the commission set
aside $7231 at 4 per cent interest.- If
Mrs. McCune lives 41 years and di
not remarry she will receive $14,935
from the state. One daughter, aged
4, will receive $6 a month until she is
16 years old, $661.11 being set aside
for this purpose.
Ask Swine Breeders' Aid.
Oregon swine breeders can help the
problem of good breeding stock for
girls and boys of the pig clubs by
sending to the club leader at O. A. C
Corvallis, a list of brood sows and
gilts that they have for sale. This
should also help the breeders find
market for their surpiuB breeding
stuff. When these lists are received
by the agent he will send them to club
members making Inquiries. Lists
should be detailed enough to give in
tending purchasers an idea of the qual
ity and other necessary points. Either
pure breds or high grades may be
listed for sale. Address lists to L. J.
Allen, Pig Club Leader, O. A. C, Cor
May Send Display to Portland.
Hood River According to plans an
nounced to members of the Commer
cial club by C N. Ravlin, the huge
apple displayed by the Hood River
Commercial club in the Palace of Hor
ticulture at the Panama-Pacific Ex
position, may be placed on permanent
display in Portland. Through a large
window in one side of the apple, which
stands about 15 feet high, is shown t
panorama view of the Hood River val
ley with Mount Hood in the back
ground. The Columbia river in the
foreground Is shown.
Klamath Elevator Busy.
Klamath Falls One of the most re
cently established enterprises of this
city is the new Farmers' Warehouse
company elevator, built this past sum
mer. It is connected with the South
ern racinc oy a spur, it has a capa
city of about 60,000 bushels of grain.
and is a fireproof structure of three
floors. It is equipped with a hydraulic
elevator used in conveying the prod
ucts from one floor to another. The
purpose of the plant is to enable ranch
ers and farmers to store products they
may wish to hold for a better "market
SENDS NAVY ORDER
Experiment Foreshadows Day of
Commands to Fleets.
SECRETARY DANIELS TALKS TO ADMIRAL
Other Stations Overhear and Copy
Conversation Every-Day Desk
Phone Used by Speaker.
Washington, D. C Secretary Dan
lels transmitted Saturday the first
naval order ever sent by wireless tel
ephone to Rear Admiral Usher at the
New York navy yard.
From his desk in the Navy depart
ment, the secretary talked to the com
mandant of the New York navy yard
by way of the big government radio
towers at Arlington and ordered a re
port on repairs to the dreadnought
Navy officials say the accomplish
ment brings closer the day when the
In a message to the International
fieace congress at San Francisco,'
Count Okuma, Japanese premier, de
clared mere was no nope for peace
"as long as there exist nations or In
dividuals who believe or exalt them
selves as absolutely superior to others,'
and to assert that superiority do not
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secretary of the navy may sit at his
desk in Washington and talk to the
fleet commanders all over the world.
Secretary Daniels transmitted this
verbal order, which was taken down
by a stenographer in Admiral Usher's
office and acknwledged verbally by the
"Kear Admiral Usher, comman
dant, New York navy yard : Report as
soon as practicable after the arrival of
the New York how soon can the re
pairs required be completed.
Navy wireless stations in all parts of
the country were eavesdropping to
catch the conversation. While Secre
tary Daniels was still talking with
Admiral Usher, the Charleston, S. C
station telegraphed that the order had
been overheard and copied there.
The instrument used was the regular
desk telephone on Mr. Daniels' desk,
It carried the sound to the great Arl
ngton, Virginia, radio station, where
the transfer was made automatically
by delicate mechanism and the voices
of the speakers hurled out into the air
to be audible thousands of miles away
by the radio operator, whose Bet hap
pened to be turned to the right pitch
and who was listening.
To all appearances it was an ordin
ary long-distance telephone conversa
tion. No effort was made to subdue
the hum of voices in Secretary Dan
iels omce, and apparently the noise
did not affect the clearness of the
voices as heard in New York. Replies
to questions came back instantly and
with little need for repetitions.
Greek Premier Resigns.
London King Const ant ine has again
offered the premiership to M. Zaimis,
who had resigned on the defeat of his
ministry in the chamber, according to
a Keuter dispatch from Athens. M
Zaimis refused to accept the offer and
a council of ministers was called, the
dispatch adds. M. Zaimis refused to
retain the post, the correspondent says.
originally. Although he had provis
ionally accepted the premiership to
ease the situation, he was determined,
he declared, to abstain from taking an
active part in internal politics.
New Dreadnought Speedy.
Boston The superdreadnought Ne
vada, testing her efficiency before the
naval trial board Saturday, plunged
for 12 hours at top speed through the
waters of Massachusetts Bay and fin
ished off Cape Cod Saturday night
The Nevada's oil-burning boilers had
pushed her at an average speed of
ZU.&4 Knots during the 12 hours. This
was in excess of the contract specifi
cations of 20 knots.
In the test of economy of fuel con
sumption, the battleship was found to
be up to requirements. "
Philippine Official Quits.
Baltimore General Clinton L,
Rigga, of this city, a member of the
Philippine commission and secretary
of commerce and police, announced
that he had resigned his poet and that
his resignation had been accepted by
the President General Riggs said
that he took this step because he
"found it impossible to submit my
views and actions to the apparent
wishes oi the administration, as ex
pressed by the governor general."
HOUSANDS Of "WETS" MARCH IN
CHICAGO'S SUNDAY PROTEST PARADE
Chicago Forty-one thousand three
hundred and eighty-six persons, by
actual count, paraded the streets of
Chicago Sunday in protest against the
enforcement of the Sunday-closing
It had been announced that more
than 100,000 persons had been pledged
to parade. The day was perfect and
returns indicate that the liquor forces
turned out their extreme strength.
They fell nearly 40,000 short of the
McKInley prosperity parade, the larg
est in the city's history, when more
than 80,000 persons passed the review
There was strict order In the great
parade and also among the more than
three-quarters of a million spectators
lining the line of march. The city
furnished a small force of mounted po
lice, although this was done grudging
ly, as the parade was looked upon by
the officials as anarchistic in its pur
pose and as a public protest against
enforcement of the law. But the
mounted police and patrolmen handled
the situation admirably. There was
little drunkenness, at least before and
during the parade. The managers of
the demonstration saw explicitly to
After the parade was over, however,
there were many celebrations at which
the regulations were modified or re
moved altogether. -
The demonstration was overwhelm
ingly foreign in its make-up. Of the
thousands of banners, few were in the
English language. Banners proclaim
ing the virtues of personal liberty and
home rule were borne by untersteut
zungvereins and geselschafts and maen
nerchors by the score.. The sections
were led by former German-Austran
army men, who executed the goose-
step as they passed the reviewing
stand. There were many cheers for
the Kaiser, although the promoters
frowned severely on this part of the
The marchers were grouped by
races, and many wore the brilliant cos
tumes of their native lands. Along
side were automobiles and wagons
bearing the women of the same races,
in the gaily-colored gowns of their
Japan's New Emperor Enters
. Ancient Capital in Great State
Kioto, Japan A churchlike hush
enveloped Kioto, the ancient capital of
the empire, when Emperor Yoshihito
and a gorgeous cortege made their
stately entry into the city at 2 o'clock
A similar scene never was witnessed
in the Western world.
The emperor and the imperial shrine
were silently worshipped by his sub
jects. The cortege was regarded as a
sacred, mystic and religious proces
sion. Although a desire to avoid accident
was a controlling factor, one of the
chief reasons for imposing silence up
on the multitude was a wish to main
tain reverence for the monarch as he
arrived in the city at sacred coronation
The Japanese viewpoint found ex
pression when the master of ceremon
ies said to the Americans and other
foreigners who were assigned to vant
age points in the palace grounds:
When the shrine and the emperor
ass, please remove your hats and
bow, but do not cheer."
A gray Autumn day added to the
solemnity of the scene when the pro
cession entered the palace grounds in a
purely Japanese setting.
Hundreds, bent with years, stood
with soldiers, reservists and thousands
of delegates from the societies of the
empire. The cortege was an exact
representation of the one which passed
through Tokio. The shrine, hidden
behind curtains of purple, gold and
red, borne on the shoulders of yellow
kimonoed villagers, was preceded by
priests afoot and followed by the em
peror in the royal golden coach.
Holland Interns U-Boat.
London The Amsterdam correspond
ent of the Exchange Telegraph com
Danv savs that a German submarine
which stranded near Terschellinc has
been interned with its crew by the
The German submarine U-8 was
towed into Terschelling by a Dutch
life-boat on November 4, after the un-der-water
boat had stranded and had
made signals of distress. A dispatch
from The Hague said the submarine
was being closely guarded.
Captives Used as Shields.
Petrograd What purports to be ex
tracts from letters found on the bodies
of German soldiers have been publish
ed here. One reads: "When the ad
vance becomes too hard we take Rus
sian prisoners and drive them before
us against their fellow countrymen.
Thus they at least In some measure di
minish our losses."
The second quotation follows : "We
don't know what to do with prisoners.
Henceforth we shall drive any Russian
who surrenders before the line of our
fortifications to be shot"
Police Give Up Rifles.
Panama Disarmament of the Pan
ama national police has been virtually
agreed upon between that country and
the United States. Policmen hereaf
ter will be armed only with revolvers
and batons. It is understood that
Panama agreed to give up the high
power rifles hitherto used only after
protracted negotiations with the Uni
ted States auhtorities, who desire to
prevent further riots in which un
armed soldiers have been killed and
Japanese Steamer Sunk,
Tokio The Japanese steamer Yasa
kuni Mam, 6118 tons gross, was sunk
by a German submarine near Gibraltar
Wednesday. The captain and crew
reached shore safely. The Yasakuni
Mara evidently was the victim of one
of the German submarines which have
passed safely through the Strait of
Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea
to undertake a campaign against the
merchant shipping of the allies, and
already have sunk several vessels.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS j
Portland Wheat Blucstem, 94c
bushel; fortyfold, 94c; club, 94c; red
Fife, 89c; red Russian, 89c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $24.26.
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $24
per ton; shorts $26; rolled barley, $29
Corn Whole, $37.00 ton; cracked,
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, flu
(316; valley timothy, $12(,j)13; alfalfa,
$13.60(0 14.60; cheat, $9ai0; oats
and vetch, $1112.
Vegetables Artichokes, 76 Q$ Hue
per dozen; tomatoes, ouc(&i.zo per
box; cabbage, lc pound; garlic, ioc
pound; peppers, 4(ijj5c pound; egg
plant, 46c pound; sprouts, 8Cil0c
pound; horseradish, 10c pound; cauli
flower, 90c$1.26; celery, 60i$70c
dozen; beans, 810c.
Green Fruits Apples, 76c$l.7S
per box; pears, $11.66; grapes, 85c
($$1.86 crate; casabas, ljc pound;
cranberries, $9.5010 barrel.
Potatoes Oregon, 8590c; Yaki
ma, $1 sack; sweets, $1.902 hun
Onions Oregon, buying price, $1.26
f. o. b. shipping point.
Eggs Oregon ranch, buying prices :
No. 1, 40c; No. 2, 80e; No. 3, 20c.
Jobbing prices: -No. 1, 42c.
Poultry Hens, large, 1314c;
small, 1212ic; springs, 13c; tur
keys, $1718c; ducks, white, 13
15c; colored, 10llc; geese, 85;10c.
Butter City creamery, cubes, ex
tras, selling at 81c; firsts, 29c; prints
and cartons, extra. Prices paid to
producers: Country creamery, 22
28c, according to quality; butterfat,
premium, quality, 83c; No. 1 average
quality, 81c; No. 2, 29c.
Veal Fancy, 88Jc pound..
Pork Block, 8c pound.
Hops 1915 crop, 812c pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 182Gc
pound; valley, 27 28c; fall lambs'
wool, 25c; mohair, Oregon, 2730e.
Cascara bark Old and new, 34e
Cattle Choice steers, $6.50(36.75;
good, $66.25; medium, $5.265.75;
choice-cows, $55.50; good, $4.60(i)
4.76; medium, $3.75 4.25; heifers,
$3.606; bulls, $34.60; stags, $4.50
Hogs -Light, $6.506.75; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $4.756.25; ewes,
$46.60; lambs, $6.507.36.
Onion Prices to Soar.
The favorable turn of the weather is
welcomed by Oregon and Washington
onion growers, who have no fear now
of the long keeping of their product.
The market at the moment is quiet,
but the prospects for the future could
hardly be brighter. The Bmallness of
the Eastern crop, which is shown by
official returns, is the cause of the un
derlying strength of values and leads
growers to believe that the best prices
in recent years will be realized before
the season is over.
The government's estimate on the
acreage, yield and production of onions
this year gives this season's acreage
in Ohio as a little over one-third of
that of 1914 with a yield of one-fourth
per acre compared with the previous
year. The total Ohio production this
year is estimated about 383,000 bush
els, compared with over 3,600,000
bushels in 1914. According to the re
port, all other Middle Western and
Eastern onion producing Btates have
greatly decreased productions, partic
ularly Indiana, which has about one
fifth. Massachusetts, New York and
Michigan outputs run from one-half to
three-fourths of last year.
Six of the seven Western and Pa
cific Coast onion states have an in
crease. The productions of onions this
year in the 12 important onion-growing
states is estimated at 13,801,709
bushels, as compared with 21,901,014
bushels in 1914, a decrease of 87 per
cent. The states included in this esti
mate are Massachusetts, New York,
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Washing
ton, Oregon and California.
Prune Advance Sudden.
" The prune market of the Northwest
has had a sudden and sharp advance,
but at a time when it does this section
but little good. Not only is the 1915
pack out of first hands, but practically
all out of second hands, as well.
The course of the market, which is
due solely to the export demand, has
been a great surprise to the trade.
Prune dealers and packers had anti
cipated a slow demand because of the
war, and consequenlty low prices. In
stead of this, the business has assumed
very large proportions and prices are
advancing at a rapid rate. It 4s esti
mated that the trade in the United
States, since the season opened, has
been 60 per cent larger than ever be
fore in the corresponding period.
Barley in Flurry.
Portland The barley market sud
denly developed into the strongest
feature of the grain trade this week.
Bids at the exchange were raised to
the highest points of the season, but
the advance did not tempt holders to
let go. The trade has come to a real
ization that barley supplies remaining
in the Northwest are not heavy, and
this has prompted a good deal of spec
ulation in the country. There is ex
port demand, for this cereal, but it is
figured that the prices now ruling here
are above export value.
Spuds Bring Good Price.
Tacoma Netted gem potatoes from
Eastern Washington will be demanding
$20 a ton this week. The commodity
now is wholesaling at $18 and the busi
ness is reported unusually brisk. The
presence of buyers in the fields in that
section of the state has caused farmers
to hold on to their crops and it is rather
difficult to get the tubers, according to
commission men. The quality of the
spuds is said to be the best known in
years and with the demand increasing
regularly it is thought the prices will
reach more than $25 this winter.
Moderate Trade In Hop Market.
Portland Several hop sales were
announced this week, but the best
price reported was 10 cents, which the
Seavey Hop company paid to a loral
dealer for 104 bales.