WILSON CALLS fOR FOOD COST PROBE STARTED REPARATION ONLY NEW S ITEMS HAVE QUEER GIFT Department of Justice Agent Comes TERMS FOR PEACE to Portland for Purpose. PEACE CONDITION About Oregon Of General Interest! ------------ 8 T E E P L E -J A C K S M U S T BE W IT H O U T N E R VE S . M EN Portland— Special Agent Bryon, o f tho United States department o f Ju*- O n ly Those W ho A re Born to tho W o rk tlce, haa begun investigations o f the Make Good in Perllou* Occupa coat o f food here to determine i f there tion— Call* fo r Infinite Cool have been violations o f the Sherman Corvallis— Several thousand acres of ness and Resource. anti-trust law. United States Attor wet lands have been drained and at ney Keamea has charge of the investi least three drainage districts formed “ It’s a good business— a pretty good gations in this district. during the past season, and people are business. If nothing happens,” said a Aa the department o f Justice has beginning to realize that the drainage steeple-jack, speaking o f his calling, jurisdiction over only interstate busi of wet lands holds an important place which obliged him to repair a “ chim ness and traffic, any irregularities oc- ney-top’’ 200 or 300 feet from the in the development o f Oregon. curing within the state must necessar ground. Action Taken Without Notice Amaze* ily be taken care o f by atate prose Control of Agriculture and Hhipping To further the interests o f drainage The steeple-jack's ability to keep his cutors. Belligerent* la Not Proposal of in this state the Oregon Drainage as head and his feet, while working on a and Arming of Merchantmen— In the event irrégularités are dis sociation was formed several years ago “ top” which Is a ledge, three feet wide, Peace Nor Mediation Offer. Outlook Good, But Stern. covered the facts w ill be laid before to aid the movement by disseminating between abysses 500 feet deep. Is a the Federal grand jury. gift. Like the poet, the steeple-jack knowledge o f drainage advantages to No details of the extent o f the in Is bom, not made. Charles VVaterton. vestigations are possible, as such would the farmer and community, to encour the naturalist, had the gift, and would Washington, I). C.-~Preaident WII- London — The announcement in the be quite problematical, but it is known age discussions and investigations that have adorned the profession— the only aon haa appualed to all the belligerents that Mr. Bryon haa a number o f asso house o f commons Tuesday by David one Into which men do not drift. to diacuaa terma of peace. ciates in the field and his work and Lloyd George, the new prime minister, will disclose the best methods o f drain When on a visit to Rome. Waterton Without actually proposing |>eace or ing different soils, to issue biennial that^the first act of his administration that of his lieutenants will tie moat ex offering mediation, the President haa haustive. wan the rejection of the proposal of reports, and to use any other legitmate determined to rival the feuts o f the Italiun climbers who yearly scaled the aent formal notea to the governments! Every article of food that requires the Central Powers for a peace con means to further the reclamation of dome of St. Peter’s and the pinnacles of all the warring nationa suggesting large capital to produce will tie under ference constituted one o f the most millions o f acres of wet lands in the of the cnstle o f St. Angelo, to Illum that ‘ ‘an early occaaion he nought to the surveillance o f the Federal officers. momentous scenes which the oldest state, where ever feasible. call out from the nationa now at war They will trace pricea from production parliamentary veterans had ever wit The annual meeting of the associa inate their summits on the feast of St. auch an avowal o f their reapective to consumption. tion w ill be held at Corvallis, January Peter. Eighty men used to climb the nessed. viewn mh to the terma upon which the The new premier declared that be 2-3-4, in connection with the Farmers’ dome on two successive nights, and The major part o f the investigations war might be concluded and the ar- will surround the methods of price fix fore the allies could give favorable Week at the Agricultural college. tiie boldest completed the spectacle by rangementa which would >>e deemed consideration to such an invitation Many important questions are to be crowning the cross with a waving torch ing. _________ aatiafactory aa a guarantee againat it« ! they must know that Germany was Jiscussed here and a strong and inter of fire. Each night’s show was said, renewal or the kindling of any aimilar prepared to accede to the allies’ esting program is E>eing arranged on the average, to cost a man’s life. conflict in the future, aa would make I terms, giving “ complete restitution, which includes addresses apd lectures Waterton scaled the dome by daylight, it (Mmaihle frankly to compare them ." Corvallis, Ore.— O f special interest full reparation and effectual guaran by drainage authorities o f state and and left hl’s glove upon the vane. Several demon Wholly without notice and entirely to horticulturists and amateur bee tees” and that " t o enter a conference national reputation. A steeple-Jack, employed entirely contrary to what administration offi keepers is a courae in beekeeping upon the invitation o f Germany, pro- strations and educational exhibits will alone to mend u tall chimney-top In A Pennsylvania, used to ascend leisurely cial* have described aa hia courae, the ! which will be offered during the win 1 claiming herself victorious, without be arranged as speeial features. President Wednesday night dispatched ter short courae at the Oregon A g ri any knowledge of her proposals, would large attendance is indicated from all every morning about ten o’clock, at an the notes to all the belligerents ami cultural college, January 8. lie putting our heads into a noose with reports and all who are interested in hour when “ merchants most do congre to all the neutrals for their informa ! the end of the rope in Germany’s drainage are welcome to attend. gate;” and when up, after surveying The courae will be conducted by Pro- tion. Summarized in the President’s fesaor A. L. Lovett, chief in entomol- hands. the gathered spectators, would further own words aa contained in the notes, ogy, of the experiment station, aasiat- Mr. Lloyd George asserted that at gratify them by standing on his head his attitude la aa follows: on the bare top o f the 250 foot shaft. ed by F. J. Cartan, a practical and the moment Germany was penning the Klamath Falls— The second highest “ The President is not proposing successful beekeeper o f the state. The note, assuring her convictions as to The coolness and resources o f these |ieace; he ia not even offering media course will aim to teach and demon the rights of other nations, she was returns in dollars and cents on any ir men were never better shown than in tion. He ia merely proposing that strate how bees may best be handled dragging Belgians into slavery. He rigation project under the United a case which happened In upper New aoundinga be taken in order that we | for profit and will show the importance announced that the note presented York state a few years ago. A steeple may learn, the neutral nations with o f ticca to proper pollination in the through Washington contained no pro States Reclamation service have E>een jack had llown his kite over a chimney, the belligerent, how near the haven of orchards. posals o f terms, but was a paraphrase won by the Klamath project, according and subsequently drawn himself up to peace may tie for which all mankind of Chancellor von Bethman-Hollweg’s to the report o f Franklin K. Lane, the top. He was just beginning his longs with an intense and increasing speech and that the allies had separ secretary o f the Interior, just made inspection o f the work, when by some Morton Sends Spuds East. longing. He helievea that the spirit ately concluded to reject it, although mishap he dropped his rope, and wns Morton, Wash.— The first carload of public here. in which he apeak« and the objects they had informally exchanged views left, like St. Simeon Slglltes, alone potatoes ever shipped from Morton to The Klamath project, with a cash which he sceka w ill be understood by and would within a few days present a on his pillar. ^ the eaat haa been sent from here by N. value crop return o f $1200 a farm, is all concerned, and he confidently hopes joint reply. Attempts were made to fly another I). Tower & Co. The car was con the second highest o f the 23 govern for a response which will bring a new Mr. Asquith, the former premier, kite over him, but the wind had signed to Minnesota. The tubers were light into the affuira o f the w orld." seconded Mr. Lloyd George’ s decision ment projects. It is execeded only by dropped. There were Iron ladders In Burbanks. Mr. Tower believes that the $12,220 for farm returns on the with even stronger words, and almost This latest development in the rapidly side the chimney, but the fires would this marks the hegining o f a big po at the same moment Earl Curzon was great Salt Lake river project in A ri moving world events toward a discus have to be drawn, and the chimney let tato development for eastern Lewis zona. Following are some statistics i informing the lords that the govern sion o f peace was not |>ermitted to tie- cool for hours. county. ment would enter no conference that on the Klamath project, taken from come known until the notea were well The steeple-jack was then seen to the report of the secretary: Number on their way to the American am did not guarantee for Europe the free jnlace one of his shoes, take off the o f farms, 315; irrigable acreage, 105; and independent existence o f nations, bassadors in the belligerent capital«. long blue stocking worn by workmen, great and small. The Marquis of total acres irrigated, 27,254; irrigated It was a most distinct surprise to all and set to work carefully to unravel It, per farm, 87; cropped total, 27,254; official Washington, which had been Crewe affirmed the approval o f the cropped per farm, 87; total, crop val knotting the pieces o f yarn together members of the late government. led to believe that with the formal when necessary. ue, $377,488; value per farm, $1200. transmittal of the pro|K>snls of the The day was a doubly important one Wheat— Bluestem, $1.37 per bushel; He then fastened a stone to the end, Central Powers the offices o f the Uni fortyfold, $1.35; club, $1.33; red R ub - for The commons, because the new pre plumbed the depth, picked the other mier unfolded his program for wide- j ted States would await further moves sian, $1.30. stocking to pieces, and added It to the reaching war measures and Mr. As between the belligerents themselves Oats— No. 1 white feed, $35.00. Salem — Percy Cupper, assistant first length o f yarn, and let it down quith closed the last chapter o f his and that certainly, in view of the Barley— No. 1 feed, $37.00. far enough to meet a tall ladder, from speech of Premier Lloyd George and Flour — Patents, $7.80; straights, nine years o f leadership with an ac state engineer, has sent letters to the which he drew up, first a piece of the announcements in Russia, France $6.60(37.00; exports, $6.80; valley, counting of his war stewardship. secretaries o f the 17 irrigation dis strong 6tring. next a rope, and then, and Italy, further action by neutrals $7.30; whole wheat, $8.00; graham, The principal feature o f Mr. Lloyd tricts o f the state suggesting that the after completing his Inspection o f the would depend upon the next careful $7.80. George’s program is a measure for na districts form an association in con chimney-top, lowered himself to the and delicate moves of the belligerents. Millfeed — Spot prices: Bran, tional service, matching Germany’s nection with the Oregon Irrigation ground. The whole tenor o f official opinions $28.50 per ton; shorts, $30.50; rolled latest scheme, whereby every citizen congress to promote the interests o f w ill be liable for enrollment, to per throughout Washington, when the barley $firstname.lastname@example.org. irrigation generally and of the dis President’s action became known, was Drum heads in Mail 30 Years. Hay— Producers’ prices: Timothy, form work for which the authorities tricts in particular. He declares that that it immeasurably improved the Eastern Oregon, $19(821 per ton; tim- f consider him best equipped. It took 30 years for two drumheads, the future irrigation development of prospects for some sort of exchange othy, valley, $16(317; a lfalfa; $17(3 | Arthur N eville Chamberlain, mayor Oregon w ill be under the district plan. 1 ordered from a New York musical looking toward an Approach To peace 18; valley grain hay, $13(315; clover, o f Birmingham and a member o f the He believes that such an association supply concern to* reach their destina without impairing the position of the $12.60. famous fam ily whose energy and busi would not only result in the benefit o f 1 tion by mail. Willie a resident of Tar- United States should they finally be Butter — Cubes, extras, 34c per ness capacity are rated high, w ill lie irrigation in the state generally, but ! boro, N. C., James C. Mathews, now unable to find a good ground on which pound. Jobbing prices: Prints, ex director of the national service, with would encourage beneficial legislation. living in Charleston, \V. Vn., ordered to approach one another. tras, 38c; butter fat, No. 1, 38c; | civil and military directors responsible , two drumheads. That was in 1S8G, i to him. A t the White House no statement No. 2, 36c, Portland. ! when he was a member of a minstrel Handcar Hits Cow ; Four Hurt. whatever could be obtained as to The premier prefaced his review of Eggs — Oregon ranch, current re i company, and anxiously awaited the The Dalles — Four Greek section whether any o f the powers had inti ceipts 35 (3 36c per dozen; Oregon the situation by the statement that needed supplies. When they did uot hands were injured, one seriously, mated how they would receive, the ranch, candled, 38<W 40c; Oregon ranch, Britons did their best in time o f dan come he left Instructions for them to note, and there was every indication selects, 42c. ger; that the country should be told when a power-driven handcar struck j be forwarded. a cow on the track near Arlington that the same careful secrecy which Poultry— Hens, 14(8)15c per pound; unpleasant facts, and that he would In August o f this year he received The injured men were hail prevented anything whatever lie- springs, 15fal6Ac; turkeys, live, 21(8 give, not a dark, but stern view o f the Tuesday. by mail the delayed package encased brought to The Dalles and the fore coming known alsiut the President’ s 22c; dressed, 27(n30c; ducks, I4@17c, : outlook. He deplored the mistakes In the original wrappers. The post that had been made regarding Rou- man, who was seriously hurt, was action until it had been taken, would geese, 11c. mark showed that the package had taken to The Dalles hospital. The surround any of the succeeding moves. mania. He said the government had Veal— Fancy, 13(8) 13Jc per pound. j been mailed shortly after the order decided to deal firmly with Greece other three were taken to Portland. Nowhere on the surface appears any Pork— Fancy. I l }( 3 l 2 c per pound. was transmitted, but there was noth The accident occurred when the men indication of the history-making Vegetables— Artichokes, 90c(8$l. 10 and would recognize the agents o f ex- ■ were returning from work. The car ing to indicate where it had been dur events which diplomatists generally per dozen; tomatoes, $1(3)1.75 per Premier Venizelos. ing the Intervening 30 years. The history o f the alliance had been j was traveling at a good speed and hit are convinced must have transpired crate; cabbage, $2(32.25 per hundred; since the German allies brought forth peppers, 20c per pound; eggplant, 26c; one of tardy decision. The Central the cow, which was lying on the track. Guns the Most Deadly. their proposals to disiiel the _ generally . lettuce, $1.85; cucumbers, $1(3)1.25 per Powers had the great advantage o f in . . Guns are the most deadly o f all. a<* Judge Stanton to Stay. ternal communication and working un prevalent belief that such an action on dozen; celery, $4.25(3)4.50 per crate; Hood R iver— Rumors that have cir cording to the mortality census o f the the part o f President Wilson would be pumpkins, l(3 1 ic per pound; cauli der one supreme management, while culated throughout the valley to the ‘ United States for 1915, figures fmrr the policy of the entente allies had unacceptable to the entente powers. flower, $2.00 per crate; peas, 16c per been too much one o f separate fronts. effect that County Judge E. E. Stan- j 'vhich have Jfust bf nima‘le Public. The The wish and hope o f the German pound. Mr. Lloyd George said he was faced ton was planning to leave Hood River I astonishing fact is brought out that powers that President Wilson would Potatoes — Oregon buying prices, intercede in some way has long been $1.25 (3 1.40 per hundred, country by a world-wide shortage in crops, and that he would resign his office rtr‘xarnls <*«»'»**<1 deaths to the number known and has been conveyed in differ points; sweets, $3.76(34 per hundred. which had been accentuated in Great have been denied by Judge Stanton, of 7,094 in the registration area, corre sponding to a rate o f 11.» per 100,000. ent ways to the White House. The Onions— Oregon buying prices, $2.75 Britain by weather which prevented i Judge Stanton declares that he has j This beats the railroads, with 6,852 He an- j never contemplated any such action. the sowing of winter wheat, attitude o f the entente allies as ex per sack, country points. The reports o f Judge Stanton’s con- deaths in the same area due to acci pressed by their statesmen, and cer Green Fruits — Apples, new, 50c(3 nounced plans for the organization of tainly until recently in official advices $1.60 per box; pears, $1(3)1.50; cran agricultural control, for control o f ; templated resignation had gained such dents and Injuries; it beats by more shipping and arming o f merchantmen, credence in the county that aspirants than five times the number o f deaths to the American government, has been berries, $12.60(3:12.60 per barrel. greater control o f mines and the sup for appointment to succeed the county i caused by street cars— 1,555; and is that a peace offer by the United States Wool— Eastern Oregon, fine, 24(S30c more than double those resulting from would be considered almost the next per pound; coarse, 33(3)36c; valley, 33 pression o f the taking of excessive ! official were seeking indorsement. automobile accidents— 3,978. profits. thing to unfriendly. (335c; mohair, 35(3)45c. 6274 Children in Baker. Cattle— Steers, prime, $6.75(3'7.75; Hi* Main Prop. 16,000 Guardsmen Ordered Home. good, $6.40(36.76; common to good, Find May Be Am bergris. Baker— That Baker county has 6274 There was a man in our town, sup San Antonio, Tex. — Orders issued $4.26(36.25; cows, choice, $5.60(3)6.60; Aberdeen, Wash. — A chunk o f sup children o f school age was the result ported by his w ife ; but one day she Wednesday by MRj. Gen. Funston, In medium to good, $5.25(3)5.50; ordinary posed ambergris, weighing about 100 of reports received by County School line with the war department’s policy to fair, $4.50(3)6.00; heifers, $5.00(3) pounds and which, i f it is ambergris, Supreintendent J. F. Smith, according turned him down— his only prop In life. to returrv the guardsmen to their 6.00; bulls, $2.75(35.00; calves, $3.00 is worth about $51,000, was found on to his announcement Wednesday. Of And when he saw his w ife had fled, he started on the run— he had no time to the seashore near Glen Grayland Wed these 3260 are boys and 3014 girls. homes when their presence becomes (3)7.00. Hogs— Prime, $9.50(8)9.70; good to nesday by County Commissioner Phil In the city o f Baker there are 2437 j lose, he said— so he copped another unnecessary on the border, w ill send one. home a laxly o f 16,000 national guards prime, mixed, $9.40 (8) 9.60; rough S. Locke. Locke w ill send a piece of children of school age o f which 1197 pigs and skips, his find to Seattle for analysis. Am are boys and 1240 girls. Social esti- men from bonier duty. Eleven states heavy, $8.50(39.10; O n ly One S traight Road. bergris is now selling at $32 an ounce. maters say that these figures prove were represented in the list of units or $8.50(8)8.76. The ways that lend to destruction— Sheep— Lambs, *7.00 (3 9.75; year A former whaler, who is somewhat that Baker county has nearly 26,000 dered to move and because o f scarcity with ambergris, says he population and that there are nearly there ure many of them; but there is o f rolling stock the troops were divid ling wethers, $7.50(38.75; old weth fam iliar only one road that leads to life.— Ex 9000 in the city o f Baker. thinks Locke has made a big find. ed into groups for the return journey. ers, $6.76(37.00; ewes, $5.00(37.00. change. _ President Sends Appeal to All Warring Nations. Lands Lloyd George Demands Effec Drainage of Wet Progresses in Oregon tual Guarantee for Nations. BASIS [OU DISCUSSION SOUGHT NEW WAR PROGRAM OUTLINED Bee Study to Open Jan. 8. Klamath Project is High. NORTHWEST MARKET REPORT District Union Proposed.