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OF CURRtNT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHELL
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
The British steamship Parisians, of
4763 tons gross, has been sunk. The
crew of the vessel was landed. The
Parisiana left Newport, England, April
20, bound for Norfolk.
The French Line steamshpi Rocham
beau arrives in New York from Bor
deaux with a gun mounted on her
stern. She is the first passenger ship
to reach this port thus armed.
President Wilson has received the
third eagle sent him in two months.
It came from John Scheels, of Port
Jarvis, N. Y., who said it was caught
in Sussex county, New Jersey. The
eagle was sent to the zoo.
Sharp rises in food prices in Den
mark have alarmed the people, who
fear further increases if the war con
tinues. Foods and every-day necessi
ties are said to be up 30 per cent, with
the rate of increase growing.
Fred Cozzens, an importer of New
York, asserted on hiB arrival here
aboard the French Line steamship
Rochambeau, that he had witnessed
the entraining at Marseilles two weeks
ago of a force of Japanese soldiers,
To test the new state law of Florida
making it illegal for white persons to
teach negroes, three nuns from St.
Joseph's convent at St. Augustine
were placed under technical arrest.
They were released on their own re
cognizance. While 4699 men have enlisted in the
army since March 16, when congress
authorized an increase of 20,000, army
officials estimated that the actual net
gain has been something over 2000.
Army efficials say the present recruit
ing is satisfactory and above normal.
The government's case against
Franz von Rintelen and those associ
ated with him in the labor troubles
among the munitions plants of this
country is declared to have been
strengthened by the discovery of cer
tain documents relating to payments
made to von Rintelen.
The Benate considers the long-pending
rural credits bill to establish farm
loan banks. The bill creates a farm
loan board to control a system of 12 or
more land banks, which would make
loans to farmers on mortgages, and
also a series of farm loan associations,
which would represent the farmers in
dealing with the banks.
It is learned that the number of
Japanese settlers on Panama territory
has been made the subject of a report
by United StateB Consul General Alban
G. Snyder to the State deparmtent at
Washington. It is said that within
the past year more than 100 Japanese
have come to Panama and entered vari
ous occupations, especially that of fish
A large Russian force has been land
ed in France.
A tornado in Eastern Kansas and
Western Missouri is believed to have
killed at least 20.
The editor of a German paper in
Chicago declares thiB country is in for
a "cleaning up."
The capture of Trebizond by Rus
sians makes possible a direct attack
President and Mrs. Wilson received
several thousand members of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, assembled for their annual con
gress, and also of the Children of the
If a friend sends for liquor under a
permit and has it shipped to you in
trust for him, and you are caught with
this liquor and some of your own, you
are guilty of having an oversupply in
your possession, according to the de
cision rendered by a police judge of
Seven Villistas were found guily of
murder in the Bret degree at Deming,
N. M., as the result of the raid upon
Columbus. All were wounded and only
two could stand up when the indict
ment was read. One was brought into
the courtroom lying on a cot. The
penalty for the crime for which the
Mexicans were convicted is death by
There is fear in Washington that
submarine attacks may occur while
this country awaits Germany's answer
to the ultimatum, thus forcing a crisis.
An earthquake lasting 12 seconds
rocked houses on the Canary Islands
Friday. The shock was accompanied
by loud rumbling, and terrified the
population. The damage was small,
To curtail the number of drunks in
Pendleton, Oregon, and to enforce the
prohibition laws, the purchasers and
amount of liquor Bold each month by
each of the drug stores will be pub
lished. Details regarding this country's ul
timatum to Germany are Baid to have
been common talk in Chihuahua, Mex.,
48 hours before they were given out in
A heavy wind storm, accompanied
by lightning, swept over Dayton, Ohio,
killing one man and damaging much
property. The wind attained a velo
city of 72 miles an hour.
The German government has agreed
to permit exportation to the United
States of 15,000 tons of dyestuffs, lack
of which has affected seriously Ameri
can textile manufacturers.
BIG GUNS AGAIN IN ACTION
IN MANY SECTIONS OF FRONT
London The Turkish garrison Wed
nesday, revolted and slew all its Ger
man officers before the Russians cap
tured Trebizond, says the Daily Mail's
London Artillery bombardments
alone are taking place on the French
and Belgian fronts, the scene of the
greatest activity being the region of
Le Mort Homme, and in the Arognne
forest, with the Germans the aggress
ors in the former and the French in
the latter sector.
The fighting between the Russians
and the Germans and Austrians along
the eastern front continues at various
points, but no important changes in
position are reported. The same is
true of the Austro-Italian zone.
Vienna reports an attack Easter
Sunday by seven Italian aeroplanes on
the city of Triest, in which nine civil
ians, five children, were killed and five
wounded. The report says that be
cause of this attack the "enemy for
feited every right to have his towns
The British and Boers in German
East Africa are continuing their for
ward movement against the Germans,
having now occupied the town of Kon
doa, in the , Irangi region. Consider
able casualties were inflicted on the
The British also have been success
ful in an operation near Deudiar,
Egypt, repulsing with heavy casualties
a Turkish attack. An engagement
near Quatia village, however, resulted
in the British being forced to retreat
after an engagement with a Turkish
column superior in numbers.
Many Killed in Uprising in Dublin.
Widespread Plot Believed Nipped.
London With 12 persons killed
and 19 wounded as the result of an up
rising in Dublin Tuesday, all Ireland
is a smouldering volcano.
Although the capital was almost
completely isolated by the cutting of
telegraph lines when the rebels seized
the postoflice, the government pro
fesses to be in control of the situation.
The most sanguine, however, will not
predict what even the next hour will
Augustine Birrell, chief secretary
for Ireland, who made the first an
nouncement of the trouble in the house
of commons Wednesday, could give
few details. The government knew,
he said, that about a dozen sol
diers had been killed, that arrests
had been made, and that troops were
on the way from The Curragh to Dub
lin. It did not know the number of
rioters killed, or the parts of the city
that were still in their possession.
So far as known, the trouble started
at noon on Monday in the center of
Dublin. A mob, composed mainly of
members of the Sinn Fein society,
seized Stephens Green, a large park
near the Royal university; the post
oflice on Sackville street and several
houses immediately adjoining.
Troops, hastily summoned, and loyal
volunteers sought to expel the rebels,
who meanwhile had cut all the com
munication lines. In the fighting that
ensued two policemen and two citizens
were killed, together with several sol
diers. It is the connection between the re
volt and the attempted landing of Sir
Roger Casement with German arms on
the Irish coast that makes the situa
tion ominous. It is believed now that
there is a vast conspiracy afoot
through all Ireland and that the arri
val of Sir Roger had been set as the
signal for a general uprising.
The official statement, however, as
Berts that the disturbances were local
ized in Dublin. Reports received from
Cork, Limerick, Ennie, Tralee and
both ridings of Tipperary, where the
Sinn Feiners have been especially
strong, show that if any revolts were
planned they failed to materialize.
The prompt seizure of Casement and
the sinking of the German auxiliary
with he,r cargo of arms are believed to
have disorganized the plans of the
None of the Irish loaders here are
believed implicated in the plots. Both
Sir Edward Carson, who is one of the
strongest members of coalition govern
ment, and John Redmond, the Nation
alists chief, unite in condemning the
acts of rebellion.
Alaska Work Is Stopped.
Washington, D. C. All work on the
government railroad has been brought
to a standstill by a renewal of the
strike among workmen on the line and
there will be no attempt to continue
construction until a definite settlement
of the labor troubles has been effected,
A dispatch reaching Secretary Lane,
of the Interior department, revealed
that the walkout last Saturday, de
scribed in news dispatches as affecting
work north of Anchorage, had in real
ity resulted in abandonment of opera
tions all along the line.
Alaskan Rush Reported.
Fairbanks, Alaska Hundreds of
miners are Btampeding from Fair
banks, Koyukuk, Iditarod, Kuskokwim
and other points to Boob and Tolstoi
creeks, in the Innoko district, whore a
rich gold Btrike is reported. Boob
creek is a tributary of Tolstoi creek,
which flows into Diga river. The Diga
discharges into the Innoko, which is
an affluent of the Yukon. Three shafts
are reported to have been sunk on
Boob creek, showing a pay streak that
yields $2 to the cubic foot. One pros
pector has drifted 30 feet through pay.
Minert' Strike Predicted,
New York Efforts to harmonize the
demands of the anthracite miners and
the concessions offered by the opera-
tors were broken off Wednesday, after
more than eight weeks of almost con
tinuous discussion here by a joint sub
committee representing both employers
and employes. Predictions were made
by members of the miners' general
board that the tri-district convention.
to be held at PotUville, Pa., on May
2, would vote in favor of a strike.
Coast City Is Bombarded By
THREE BRITISH BATTLESHIPS DAMAGED
Two Men, One Woman and
Are Killed Material Damage
Light Attackers Retreat.
. London German battle cruisers ap
peared off Lowestoft Tuesday. Local
naval forces engaged the raiders, as
did also British light cruisers. The
German warships retreated in 20 min
utes. The German warships opened fire on
the coast before departing. Two men,
one woman and a child were killed.
The material damage apparently was
In the engagement two British light
cruisers and a destroyer were hit, but
none of them was sunk.
The following official announcement
"At about 4:30 o'clock this morn
ing, the German battle cruiser squad
ron, accompanied by light cruisers and
destroyers, appeared off Lowestoft.
The local naval forces engaged it and
in about 20 minutes it returned to Ger
many, chased by our light cruisers and
"On Bhore two men, one woman and
a child were killed. The material
damage seems to have been insignifi
cant, so far as is known at present.
Two British light cruisers and a de
stroyer were hit, but none was sunk."
PRESIDENT SINUS GERMANY ULTI
MATUM ON SUBMARINE WARFARE
Washington, D. C. President Wil
son Wednesday, on the anniversary of
the battle of Lexington, told congress,
assembled in joint session shortly
after 1 o'clock, he had given Germany
irrevocable notification that the Unit
ed States will break off diplomatic re
lations if her illegal submarine cam
paign is continued.
A note, America's last word, prac
tically an ultimatum, and demanding
an immediate reply, without Betting
an arbitrary time limit, presumably
was in the Berlin foreign office as the
President was speaking. It was dis
patched Tuesday night, in accordance
with the President's plan to have it
before the German government at the
same moment he was addressing the
The President asked no action what
ever of congress. He simply in
formed it of the accumulation of facts
proving that Germany's assurances to
the United States are being violated
and that the submarine campaign, de
spite the earnest protests of the Unit
ed States, is being conducted with re
newed vigor in contravention of all the
laws of nations and humanity, and that
he means to sever relations unless it is
brought within the law. Diplomatic
history of the world shows that such a
course is almoBt certain to be followed
The President said:
"I have deemed it my duty, there
fore, to Bay to the Imperial German
government that if it is still itB pur
pose to prosecute relentlesB and indis
criminate warfare against vessels of
commerce by the use of submarines
notwithstanding the now demonstrated
impossibility of conducting that war
fare in accordance with what the gov
ernment of the United States must
consider the Bacred and indisputable
rules of international law and the uni
versally recognized dictates of human
ity, the government of the United
States is at last forced to the conclu
sion that there is but one course it can
pursue, and that unless the Imperial
German government should now im
mediately declare and effect an aban
donment of its present methods of
warfare against passenger and freight
carriny vessels, this government can
have no choice but to sever diplomatic
relations with the government of the
German empire altogether."
U. S. to Hold von Igel .
New York Wolfe von Igel will not
be released from custody and only a
part of the documents Beized at the
time of his arrest on a charge of being
implicated in a plot to destroy the
Welland Canal will be returned to the
Gorman embassy, U. S. Attorney H.
S. Marshall announced Thursday. His
statement was made in explanation of
the latest phase of the tangle which
followed the arrest of the former sec
retary to Captain Franz von Papen.
Von Igel now is declared to be an at
tache of the German embassy.
Hughes' Name to Go On Ballot.
Salem, Or. The name of Charles E.
Hughes, will be printed on the Oregon
Republican primary ballot as a candi
date for the nomination for President
of the United States, despite his ex
press request that it be omitted. This
was the decision of the Oregon Su
preme court, when it handed down a
verbal opinion from the bench ordering
Secretary of State Olcott to place Jus
tice Hughes' name on the ballot, as
prayed for in the application filed by
Wallace McCamant, of Portland, for
issuance of writ of mandamus.
Chinese Revolt Gains.
San Francisco Independence of
Yuan Shi Kai has been declared by
Fort Kiang Yin, of Tu Tung, both
near Nankin, in the province of Kiang-
su, on the Yang-tse-Kiang, according
to Shanghai advices to the Chinese Re
public association here. It indicates
that the revolution against Yuan Shi
Kai has spread into Kiangsu province,
which, if it declares its independence,
would make the ninth province in
China dominated by the revolutionists.
BREWING IN MEXICO
New Movement, Presumably
Concern to Washington Cabinet Discusses Situa
tion, but Awaits Report of General Scott.
Washington, D. C. While immedi
ate interest centers naturally in the
situation as to the troops in Mexico,
there were renewed indications about
the State department Saturday that a
wholly different aspect of the Mexican
problem was causing concern. That is
the movement supposedly headed by
Felix Diaz, nephew of the former
Mexican dictator, for a new revolution
against the de facto government.
None of the information upon which
the uneasiness rests has been disclosed.
It is known, however, that several
Mexicans in the United States are be
ing closely watched and it seems possi
ble that some of the anti-American
feeling in Chihuahua state, which has
met the troops pursuing Villa, may be
attributed to this movement.
The Diaz government, it is said, has
the backing of various elements of
Mexicans, both in Mexico and this
country. As viewed by the State de
partment, it is understood the activi
ties of these persons are the more
dangerous because they are wealthy,
while the de facto government is in
volved in a snarl of financial compli
cations which would be hard to over
come even in times of complete peace.
Funston Sends More Troops.
San Antonio, Tex. General Fun
ston issued orders Tuesday that will
place at the disposal of General Per
shing 2300 more troops.
He has ordered to proceed to Colum
American Line of Communications Being Menaced
t -Jta'icM J V
Ami Jjp'"" .
General Pershing's force of 12,000
men in Mexico since Carranza has
not premitted use of the railroads for
supplies is now menaced on a line
some 400 mlies long, reaching from
Columbus, N. M., to Parral, where
Major Tompkins has clashed with a
mob. This line, over which automo
bile trucks have carried provisions for
his soldiers, reached from Columbus
through Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, and
Satevo. Whether or not supply autos
are on their way to Parral to help
Major Tompkins is not known.
Carranza has many thousand soldiers
scattered through this territory. They
would be used at once against Ameri
can troops if the clash came. They
are distributed as follows: At Chi
huahua, General Gutierrez with 5,000;
at Parral BOO; at Jiminez BOO; north
ern Sonora, General Calles with 12,
000; at Satevo, General Herrera with
Bacon Held Real Author.
Chicago Francis Bacon was de
clared to be the author of the works of
William Shakespeare in a decision ren
dered in an injunction suit Saturday
by Judge Richard S. Tuthill in the Cir
cuit court. The decision dissolved an
injunction issued on the petition of
William N. Selig, motion picture man
ufacturer, to restrain George Fabyan,
publisher, and others from completing
publication of books supporting the
Baconian theory. The court held that
the name Shakespeare had been used
simply as a disguise.
Part in Plots Denied.
Roseburg, Or. George Schud
macher, in the poultry business near
Roseburg for almost three years,
laughs at the idea that he was identi
fied in the plot to terrify Canada, as
indicated in the statement by Horst
von der Goltz, a German secret agent
under arrest in New York. He says
that he lost $50,000 in a Manitoba
libel suit and that he has not been
there since. He is a chemist and has
been experimenting here with poultry
feeds. He admits that he ia subject
to military duty should he be called.
Air Fleet Raids Germans.
Paris Three more raids by squad
rons of French aeroplanes on German
positions near the Greek border are re
ported In a Havas dispatch from Sa
lonika French areoplanes bombarded
the German camps at Negotin, Serbia
and Podgoriti, Montenegro; the bar
racks at Gieveli, the German hangars
at Negotin, the supply station at Stru
mitsa and the camp at Padagasi.
The dispatch saya many bombs were
by Felix Diaz, Gives Deep
bus, N. M., the 6th Cavalry from the
Brownsville district, the 17th Infantry
from Eagle Pass, the first battalion of
the 24th Infantry from Eagle Pass and
Troop L from the 10th cavalry, Fort
It may be that the War department
may have to authorize the sending of
the few remaining troops in the Unit
ed States into this department, or it
may be that filling of the vacant posts
along the border may be left to the
government of Texas, which may send
Pursuit at Standstill.
Washington, D. C. The administra
tion is waiting on further reports from
American officers in Mexico before de
ciding whether the expedition seeking
Villa shall be withdrawn or reinforced
for further operations. Indications at
the War department bore out press re
ports from the front that the pursut of
Vila was temporarily at a standstill,
although there has been no change in
President Wilson and his cabinet
discussed the Mexican situation Tues
day in the light of a review of its mil
itary aspectB submitted by Gen. Fun
ston. It was announced later that the
situation was unchanged and the ad
ministration's policy unaltered. One
member of the cabinet admitted, how
ever, that no decision had been reach
ed as to the withdrawal of the troops.
1200; at Juarez, General Gavira with
1800; at Madera General Bartani with
800; at Namaquipa, General Cano
with 800; at Guerrero, General Cavas
son with 500, and at Casas Grandes,
General Davilla with 1200. At Tor
reon, southeast of Parral, General
Trevino has 4000. The Arrieta broth
ers are operating in Durango with
about 3000 men and then there are the
Eleven Killed by Tornado.
Kansas City, Eleven persons were
reported dead and scores injured, sev
eral seriously, in a succession of tor
nadoes which swept through the cen
tral portions of Eastern Kansas and
Western Missouri Thursday. Proper
ty damage was believed to be great,
although accurate information was un
available because of disabled telegraph
and telephone service. The storm
areas centered north of Topoka, in a
line running from the southwestern
corner of Wilson county, in Kansas,
across the Missouri line.
Neutrals to Get Copies,
Washington, D. C. Copies of the
American note to Germany will be sent
immediately to other neutral nations,
on the assumption ' that they are "as
much interested as the United States
in the protection of neutral rights,
For the present the document will not
be given to representatives of Austria
or Turkey or of the entente allies, al
though it will reach them in time in
the usual way. The controversy is
regarded as being solely between the
United States and Germany.
Iowa Swept by Tornado.
Mason City, Mo. A tornado swept
through North Central Iowa and
Southern Minnesota late Thursday, de
stroyed a number of farm houses, in
jured probably a score of persons and
killed several head of livestock. At
Bricelyn, Minn., seven persons were
injured, some seriously.
Two farm houses at Belmont, Minn.,
were blown down and dwellings in
Kleister, Minn., were damaged, ac
cording to reports received here.
KNIGHT CAUGHT AIDING
FOE TO LAND WAR MUNITIONS
London Sir Roger Casement has
been captured from a German ship
which attempted to land arms in Ire
land and was sunk. This official an
nouncement was made Tuesday as fol
"During the period between the af
ternoon of April 20 and the afternoon
of April 21 an attempt to land arms
and ammunition in Ireland was made
by a vessel under the guise of a neu
tral merchant ship, but which in real
ity was a German auxiliary, in con
junction with a German submarine.
"The auxiliary was sunk and a num
ber of prisoners were made, amongst
whom was Sir Roger Casement.
The news of the capture of Sir
Roger was received with satisfaction,
mingled with regret, at the termina
tion of what previous to his alleged
activities with the Germans had been
a brilliant career, useful both to hu
manity and his own country. That he
should have engaged in such a madcap
enterprise as the British official com-
muincation gives as the reason for his
seizure is considered as lending color
to the view held by his old friends here
that he is mentally unbalanced.
Little had been heard of Sir Roger
in this country for many months. Last
October a returned Irish prisoner re
ported that Sir Roger had visited the
prison camp at Limburg and vainly
tried to induce Irish prisoners to join
an Irish brigade he was said to be
raising in Germany to fight against
England. It was reported a short
time ago that Sir . Roger had applied
for citizenship in Bavaria. Later
came a report from a neutral country
that he had been arrested in Germany
on an unspecified charge.
Villa Reported Alive, Wounded,
and Again Located in Mountains
San Antonio, Tex. Reports from
General Pershing Tuesday indicated
that Francisco Villa had been located
again, this time west of Parral, in the
mountains of Western Chihuahua. He
was last reported at Nonoava, 85 miles
from Satevo. The report also indi
cated that Villa was wounded, but only
slightly, and that he was far from be
General Funston regarded the infor
mation that General Pershing had se
cured as authentic. No troops have
been sent out. It was realized that
pursuit of Villa in the locality he had
chosen could be successfully conducted
only after many more troops had been
Bent into Mexico.
Unofficial reports indicated that Car
ranza had sent gradually into the north
an army much larger than that of the
American force, and a great part of
the Mexican force is in a position to
conduct a pursuit of Villa and his
scattered organizations that would be
more effective than would be a contin
uation of the American campaign if
conducted along the present lines.
Six Battleships Proposed.
Washington, D. C. A draft of the
naval appropriation bill, the second of
the administration's great prepared
ness measures, was reported by a sub
committee Tuesday to the house naval
committee, which Thursday begins
consideration of the construction sec
tion. Present indications are that the pro
posed five-year building program will
be approved, but that the first year's
allotment of new ships will be increas
ed from two dreadnaughts and two
battle cruisers, as proposed by Secre
tary Daniels, to two dreadnaughts and
four battle cruisers.
The measure as submitted by the ap
propriations subcommittee carries a
total of $217,652,174 for the coming
year, on a basis of the secretary's rec
ommendations of four capital ships.
Three Zeppelins Raid in England.
London Three Zeppeilns visited the
eastern counties Monday night.
They dropped incendiary bombs, ac
cording to an official announcement.
The conditions were ideal for the Zep
pelin raiders. The night was dark and
the atmosphere clear.
The raiders appeared at about the
customary hour and seemed a little un
certain as to their location, as the
early reports showed that only incen
diary bombs were being dropped.
War Craft Surveyed.
Vallejo, Cal. Orders have been re
ceived at the Mare Island navy yard
dicrecting an inspection and survey of
all privately-owned vessels in this dis
trict that might be available as auxil
iaries in time of war. The order di
rects that a report be made to the
Navy department on all details of the
work that would be rqeuired for the
conversion of such vessels and a list
furnished of the government or private
yards at which the necessary work
could be done within 14 days after a
declaration of hostilities.
Ad Frauds Are Defined.
Washington, D. C. In defining more
clearly than ever before what consti
tutes dishonest advertising through the
mails, the Supreme court held in effect
that advertisers, even though they give
purchasers value received for their
money, are guilty of fraud if by exag
gerated advertising propaganda they
have led clients to expect more. Offi
cials declare the decision will pave the
way to scores of prosecutions and make
possible the enforcement of a much
more stringent Federal supervision of
Lisbon Expels Germans.
Paris As a result of the entrance
of Portugal into the war, Germans in
that country have been notified to de
part within five days, a Lisbon dis
patch to the Temps says.
This order applies to all Germans
except men of military age and fitness,
who are to be interned on Terciera
Island, one of the Azores, where a
state of sieere has been declared. All
commercial transactions with Germans,
the Temps gays, are declared void.
Of General Interest
Three Governors to Visit.
Salem Governor Alexander, of Ida-.
ho, has notified Governor Withycombe
that he will be present at the Oregon
State Fair September 29, Governors'
Governor Lister, of Washington,
also has accepted Governor Withy
combe's invitation to be a guest at
the State Fair. In return Governor
Withycombe will visit the Washington
State Fair at North Yakima.
Commenting on Governor Withy
combe's plan for an interchange of
visits between executives of the three
Northwestern states with a view of
stimulating interest in the state fairs,
Governor Alexander wrote:
"This interchange of visits of the
executives of the neighboring states iB
a happy thought, as so many of our
interests are mutual.1'
State Money Is Involved.
Salem The right to possession of
$25,000 paid by the state of Oregon
for the building and grounds of the Sa
lem hospital will be decided between
the hospital and the Oregon Children's
Aid society by Circuit Judge Kelly
here next week.
Through condemnation proceedings
the state acquired the hospital proper
ty which adjoins the state asylum,
turning over $25,000 appropriated by
the legislature in payment. The mon
ey, now in possession of the county
clerk, is claimed by the hospital au
thorities and also the Children's Aid
society. The latter claims the money
by reason of the terms of the deed in
which it conveyed the property to the
hospital association. The deed speci
fies that the hospital shall maintain a
children's ward and not dispose of the
property. Now by condemnation the
Aid society claims it is entitled to the
Early Irrigation Started.
Klamath Falls Water was turned
into the Griffith canal Saturday "by the
Reclamation service. This is a week
earlier than the water will be used
generally over the project, but it was
necessary to supply the sandy lands in
the Sand Hollow and Malin districts,
as they are blown badly by the strong
The water was turned in from Lost
river, and would otherwise have wast
ed away through the diversion canal to
Klamath river. Heretofore the Malin
ranchers have suffered considerably be
cause water could not reach them ex
cept through the main canal, but the
enlarging and extension of the Griffith
canal last summer has brought great
Flax to Go at $25 a Ton.
Salem The State Board of Control
has authorized the sale of five tons of
flax straw to the Minnesota State Ex
periment Station for $25 a ton. The
Minnesota authorities desire to conduct
certain experiments and tests with the
straw. An offer of $50 a ton was
made for ten tons, but the State Board
of Control felt it could not spare so
much. In view of the fact that the
straw has cost the state only $15 a
ton, the offer of $50 a ton was deemed
too great and the price was cut in
Pioneers' Picnic Planned.
Brownsville At a joint meeting of
the officers of the Linn County Pio
neers' association and the Brownsville
Chautauqua board, it was decided to
hold the Chautauqua and the pioneers'
picnic in conjunction. The Chautau
qua will begin Friday, June 9. The
picnic dates are June 13 to 15, inclu
sive. Because of the necessity of put
ting a ban upon noise during the rendi
tion of the Chautauqua program it
was thought best to hold the picnic one
day after the Chautauqua in order that
true picnic spirit might prevail.
Total May Be 225,000.
Salem Oregon's registration for the
primaries this year will total approxi
mately 225,000, or 5000 less than two
years ago, according to the estimates
of the secretary of state's office.
Reports so far give a total registra
tion of 217,779, of whom 146,000 are
Republicans and 54,251 Democrats.
Progressives number 1169; Prohibi
tionists, 5134; Socialists, 4900, and
miscellaneous registrations, 6325. The
registration shows 67.04 per cent Re
publicans and 24.91 Democrats.
Lockwood Quits Race.
Salem Charles E. Lockwood, of
Portland, has withdrawn as a candi
date for the Republican nomination
for President of the United States,
and requested Secretary of State Ol
cott not to certify his name for print
ing on the ballot at the primary elec
tion May 19. Reason for his with
drawal is given in the fact that the '
Oregon Supreme court has decided that
the name of Charles E. Hughes be
placed on the Republican ballot for
Bar View to Get Road.
Bar View The much talked of road
through this place is about to be real
ized. The county commissioners have
decided to go ahead with the construc
tion as qiuckly as preliminary work
can be done, and it is expected that
the latter part of this week will see
the thing in full swing. Since the
high tides last fall Bar View has been
cut off from the outside world as far
as road connection is concerned.
Pulp Mill Machinery Bought.
Marshfield One of the paper mills
at Oregon City has purchased the ma
chinery in the C. A. Smith pulp mill,
near this city, and will remove it soon
to Oregon C ity. The Smith pulp mill
had been closed for 15 months. This
indicates that there will be renewal of
activities for the present
Merrill Has Rabies Scare.
Klamtah Falls The town of Merrill
is much excited over a rabies scare.
A coyote that bit a dog was killed and
its head sent to the Oregon Agricul
tural College for analysis, the report
being that unmistakable signs of ra
bies were apparent