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Romanoff Dynasty Brought to
Close by Revolution.
COUNTRY BECOMES REPUBLIC
Minister of Interior hill<-<l, New Cab«
inet Named and I'rem ier Chosen—
liread itiots Final Cause.
Petrograd, via Condon — Emperor
Nicholas abdiratod at midnight .Satur
day night on behalf of himself and thu
heir ap|>arent, Grand Duke Alexis, in
favor of Grand Duke Michael Alexan-
At 2:30 o’clock Sunday afterw on
Grand Duke Michael himself abdicated,
thus bringing the Romanoff dynasty to
The government, |>cnding a meeting
of the constitutional assembly, is vest
ed in the executive committee of the
Duma and the newly choacn council of
ministers. A m anifesto to this effect
was issued by the Duma committee
and telegraphed to army headquarters.
Petrograd, via Ismdon — Unless im
probable events occur, Russia has be
come a republic. The outcome de
pends on how the manifesto of the new
government is received by the 6,000,-
000 soldiers at the front.
Petrograd The Emperor of Rusisa
has atslicati'd and Grand Duke Michael
Alexandrovitch, his younger brother,
has been named as regent. The Rua-
sian ministry, charged with corruption
and incom|tetence, was swept out of
One m inister, Alexander Protopo-
poff, head of the interior departm ent,
is reported to have been killed, and the
other m inisters, as well as the presi
dent of the Im|>erial council, are under
A new national cabinet is announced,
w ith Prince I.voff as president of the
council and premier, and the other offi
cers held by men close to the Russian
For several days Petrograd has been
the scene of one of the moat rem ark
able risings in history.
Heginning with minor food riots and
labor strikes, the cry for food reached
the hearts of thu soldiers, and one by
one the regim ents rebelled, until fin
ally those troo|>s that had for a time
stood loyal to the government took up
arums and marched into the ranks of
The president of the Duma, Michael
V. Rod/ianko, was the leading figure
among the deputies who unanimously
decided to oppose the im perial order
for a dissolution of the house. They
continued their sessions, and M. Kod-
zianko informed the emperor, then at
the front, that the hour had struck
when the will of the people must pre
London — Official action by Great
Britain, France and Italy in recogni
tion of the provisional government of
Russia was taken in Petrograd Sunday,
according to R euter’s correspondent.
Handwriting Seen in Germany—
Russian Parallel is Noted
London — R euter’s Amsterdam cor-
rcs|K>ndent telegraphs that an article
in the Frankfurter Zeitung appears to
confirm to some degree the impression
that the sudden appearance of Chancel
lor von Bethmann-Hollweg in the Prus
sian Diet On Wednesday and his speech
advocating the democratization of Ger
many were caused by his knowledge of
events in Petrograd.
The Zeitung draws a parallel be
tween the chancellor’s acts and the
revolution in Petrograd, pointing out
that at the same tim e the executive
committee of the Duma seized the
reins of power Dr. von Bethmann-
Hollweg delivered the speech, which it
says, also disclosed a revolution,
though of quite different kind and em
ploying different means.
The newspajier asserts a democratic
German empire comes because it must
— not because the chancellor avows
him self in its favor, but because his
words express the will of an over
whelming m ajority of the people.
Press May Censor Self.
W ashintgon, D. C. —Secretary Dan
iels is considering the advisability of
seeking the personal co-operation of
press association officials and manag
ing editors of leading newspapers in
his effort to prevent publication of
m ilitary information relating to the
arm ing and sailing of American mer
chant craft. A conference with the
New York editors, including those of
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston,
may be arranged early in the week.
Government Crop Report
for Washington and Oregon
A summary of the March crop re-
l»ort for the state of Washintgon as
copmlied by tbe bureau of crop esti
mates, U. S. departm ent of Agricul
ture, is as follows:
Wheat on farms Estim ated stock
on farms March 1, this year, 4,620,-
000 bushels, compared with 7,718,000
a year ago. Price on March 1 to
produce», 81.44 per bushel.
Corn on farms Estim ated stock on
farms March 1, this year 183,000
bushels, compared with 158,000 year
ago. Price March 1 to producers, 102
cents a bushel, compared with 90 cents
a year ago.
Com of merchantable quality- The
|>ercentage of the 1916 crop which was
merchantable of quality in estimated
at 75 per cent, compared with 82 |>er
cent of the 1915 crop.
Oats on farms E h t mi a ted stocks
on farms March 1, this year 3,430,000
bushels, compared with 3,850,000 a
year ago. Price March 1 to producers,
53 cents per bushel, compared with 42
cents a year ago.
Barley on farms Estim ated stocks
on farms March 1 this year- 1,020,000
bushels, com pa reel with 1,453,000 a
year ago. Price March 1 to pro
ducers, 87 cents |>er bushel, compared
with 64 cents a year ago.
A summary of the March crop report
for the state of Oregon, as compiled
by the bureau of crop estim ates, U. 3.
departm ent of Agriculture, is as fol
Wheat on farms Estim ated stock
on farms March 1 this year, 2,740,000
bushels, comparts] with 3,004,000
bushels a year ago. Price on March 1
to producers, $1.50 per bushel, com
pared with $0.93 a year ago.
Corn on farm s — Estim ated stock on
farms March 1 this year, 134,000
bushels, compared with 116,000 bush
els a year ago. Price March 1 to
producers, 95 cents per bushel, com
pared with 92 cents a year ago.
Com of merchantable quality—The
percentage of the 1916 crop which was
of merchantable quality is estm iated
at 69 per cent, compared with 80 per
cent of the 1915 crop.
Oats on farm s — Estim ated stocks on
farms March 1 this year, 4,670,000
bushels, compared with 4,336,000
bushels a year ago. Price March 1 to
producers, 48 cent* per bushel, com
pared with 50 cents per bushel a year
Barley on farms —Estim ated stocks
0B farms March 1 this year, 1,078,000
bushels, compared with 936,000 bush
els a year ago. Price March 1 to pro
ducers, 88 cents per bushel, compared
with 68 cents per bushel a year ago.
" Business Men to Pay License.
La Crosse, Wash. — At a recent
meeting of the council an ordinance
providing for a general method of
passing ordinances and one providing
for the collection of a poll tax were
passed. An ordinance was ordered
drawn providing for a dog tax and one
prohibiting stock to run at large; this
ordinance will cover all live stock, in
cluding poultry, and will prohibit the
keeping of hogs within the town
limits. It was also decided, in addi
tion to the usual tax on peddlers and
traveling shows, to impose a license
tax on every business firm in town.
E m bargo la P ut on Rice.
Galveston. — An embargo on rice
shipm ents through the port of Galves
ton. destined to New York and points
beyond, was announced by the Mal
lory steam ship line. A sim ilar em
bargo by the Morgan line already is
in force. The embargo was placed, it
is said, to give opportunity to clear
stocks already booked for passage.
Of General Interest
Cattle and Sheep Being
Starved by Deep Snow
Baker Stock and sheepmen in this
section face a loss that will run close
to $1,000,000 unless there is an imme
diate modification in the weather and
an unexpected feed supply develops,
stockmen declare. Already the cattle
and sheep losses, it is said on good au
thority, have totaled several hundred
thousand dollars, with little hope in
sight for an abatem ent of the losses.
Daily there are appeals for feed
from various sections. Those stock-
men who have enough to meet the
present demand do not know where
they will get more when their present
supply gives out. Opportunity for
sending stock out to graze has been
cut off by the continuer! snow and cold
weather. The grazing lands now are
covered with a thick coating of snow,
and the cold is such that no hope is
held for a thaw in time to put the cat
tle and sheep out before all feed is
Sheep owners are the heaviest suf
ferers. The lambing season is on and
the lambs are becoming stunted, be
cause their mothers are poorly fed. In
certain sections they are dying for
want of nutrition.
Sawmill is to Operate.
Corvallis — The Rosecrans sawmill,
seven miles west of Corvallis and
which has been closed for several
months, will begin work this week,
running full time. Recently the com
pany built a flume to the Southern Pa
cific’s Newport line at a point about
two mileH west of Corvallis and lum
ber will be flumed to this point for
shipment. Until the flume was built
the mill could not operate in winter on
account of the roads. The logging
operations will be conducted by Stud-
haker & Monanhan, of Castle Rock,
Wash. The mill has lumber contracts
th at will keep it busy for a year. It
employs about 25 men.
Big Log Contract Made.
North Bend—The m anagement of
the Bay Park sawmill has contracted
for a log supply of over 15,000,000
feet to be cut by Jack Bester on the
Siuslaw river and forwarded to this
city by rail. The cut will be strictly
fir, although there is about the same
atnonut of red cedar on the tracts. The
cedar will be sold to the various shin
gle mills on the Siuslaw river, one of
which, the Buck mill, is about ready
to operate w ith six machines. The
Bay Park mill recently contracted with
new sales agents ir. San Famcisco and
the arrangem ent calls for a continuous
supply of mill run lumber and special
Views on Road Code Vary.
Salem — The new county road code
apparently makes the appointment of
roadmasters discretionary with the
county courts. Some lawyers who
have examined other highway legisla
tion of the last session, however, con
sider it possible that such companion
legislation makes it mandatory. These
laws do not become effective until May
21 and it is probable th at before that
tim e the question will be put up to the
attorney general’s office for an opinion.
Man in P o o r F a rm H e ir.
Hillsboro—Christain Good, for the
past year an inm ate of the Washington
county farm, is the sole heir of the es
tate of his brother, Joseph Good, who
recently died in Livingston county, 111.
The estate includes an 80-acre farm
$7000 in cash and at the expira
Portland—W heat—Bluestem, $1.64; and
of the tim e which contests may
fortyfold, $1.61; club, $1.60; red Rus be filed
Good will return to Illinois and
Good has been a laborer
Oats—No. 1 white feed, $36.75.
about here for many years.
Barley—No. 1 feed, $38.00.
B utter — Cubes, extras, 35di35}c.
6 0 0 0 A c re s G o to G o ve rn m e n t.
Jobbing prices: Prints, extras. 38c;
cartons, lc extras; butterfat, No. 1, Salem—The State land hoard has au
thorized the turning over to the Fed
39c; No. 2, 37c, Portland.
Eggs — Oregon ranch, current re eral government of approximately
ceipts, 25( i i . 25 4c per dozen.; Oregon 6000 acres of base lands in lieu of in
demnity lands, it being discovered that
ranch, selects, 27c.
Poultry—Hens, 19(i/20c per pound; m istakes have been made in past
springs, 19(o 20c; turkeys, live, 22(ifi transactions which leave the state in
24c; ducks, 22(</23c; geese, 12(iY13c. debt to the government to that extent.
14c per pound.
Pork—Fancy, 17(u l71e per pound.
S andy M ills A re O p e ra tin g .
Potatoes — Oregon buying prices, Sandy
Ed Burns has completed
$2.50(<f 3 per hundretf; new Floridas, work and — begun
operations in his new
Onions — Oregon, jobbing prices: men. Three more employing
No. 1, $9; No. 2, $6 per sack.
Cattle Steers, prime, $9.25(<i9.65; road, soon, Nelson & Mickelsen, Jons-
good, $8.90(i;9.25; medium, $8.25(ft} rud & Meinig and Jarl & Nelson. They
8.75; cows, choice, $7.76(<t8.00; med will employ from 125 to 150 men.
ium to good, $7.00(0.7.50; ordinary to
fair, $6.50(o 7.00; heifers, 16.50(d)
M cM innville M akes A pplication.
9.00; bulls, $5.00(fi8.00; calves, $8.00
McMinnville— Application has been
(a 10 . 00 .
Hogs— Light and heavy packing, made for a charter for the McMinn
$14.000/. 14.35; rough heavies, $13.00 ville National Farm Ix>an association,
(ifl3.50; pigs and skips, $12.7&(r£! having 11 charter members with ap
plications for loans totaling $36,000.
13.00; stock hogs, $11.50(</12.75.
Sheep — W ethers ll$.50(o 12.00; This is the second National Farm Loan
ewes, $8.50<(i) 10.00; lambs, $10,760$ association to be organized in Yamhiil
The use of milk In feeding
chickens will double egg pro
duction, according to the poultry
section of the Nebraska experi
ment station. The hen never lays
an egg until all the Ingredients
necessary for tbe complete devel
opment of a chick are present.
Hlnce the egg contains protein as
well as carbohydrates, any
amount of carbohydrates fed In
the form of grain will not offset
the necessity of protein. Milk
given to the birds, either us a
drink or In the form of wet
mash, will double egg yields.
Commercial meat scrap Is of
equal value, and may be sub-
stltuted when milk cuunot be ob-
REVOLT IN KITCHEN
M R. G U N N E Y W A S E A T IN O
CRACKERS AN D CHEESE.
U nlike Moat Husbands, H ow ever, He
W as W illin g to A d m it T h a t Hia Bet
ter H a lf Realty H ad Some Good
Reason to Be Mad.
"Bassett,” requested Mr. Gunney,
leaning over the counter of the general
store, "I wish you’d give me ’bout a
pound of crackers and mebbe five
cents’ wuth of cheese. You needn’t
wrop it up,” he went on as Mr. Bassett
reached for the twine. “I expect to
eat it right here. If you don’t mind the
Caleb Peaslee, watching placidly,
turned to Mr. Gunney.
“Ain’t that a kind of light diet for
F A R M M A C H IN E R Y R U S T S O UT you, Obed?” he asked. "Wife ain’t
left ye, has she?”
Mr. Gunney shifted his feet and red
Much W aste M ay Be Stopped by Proo-
er Sheltering and Keeping Th in g s
In Good Repair.
“Wal, yes,” he admitted, “I d’know
but ye could call It that. She’s gone
More machinery rusts out than over to Dedham for the day.”
wears out. More machinery Is thrown "She didn’t leave a great sight of
away on account of a few parts giving grub cooked up,” he said, ‘i f you’re
out than because of the wearing out down to crackers and cheese already.
of the entire machine. Who pays tbe What you ben doin’, Obed?”
bill? Who keeps the many large ma Obed looked at Caleb with a whim
chinery concerns In business? The sical smile.
“ T w as my fault, Caleb,” he admit
When other lines of business are ted sheepishly, “and now I’m gettin’
alack or dead, there Is practically no paid out for it.
decrease In the m anufacture of farm “Probiy it was six months ago—my
machinery, because the farm er Is a wife says ’twas, but It don’t seem
ateady buyer and always In the field nothin’ like that long ago to me—that
for another machine or for some new she begun to pester me ’bout flxln’ the
kitchen chlmley. She claimed It didn’t
typo of farm machinery.
How waste may be stopped: 1. By draw as it ought to, and, to be honest,
more careful selection. 2. By buying there were times when it smoked con-
from reliable dealers and m anufactur sld’able. But you know how ’tls. A
ers. 3. By keeping machinery In re man does the work that seems to be
pair. 4. By sheltering machinery when crowdin’ him wust, and lets the rest go
with a lick and a promise—and In this
not in use.
ease T>out all the chlmley got was the
B U IL D IN G FO R F A R M S C A L E S
“Course I was caliatin’ to fix it when
| I got round to It, but It was one of
Good M anner of Protection Is Shown them Jobs that seems ’slf they can he
in Illu stra tio n — Shed Is B uilt
done ’bout as well one time as another,
to Side of B am .
and fin’ly my wife quit talkin’ ’bout It,
and I let It go out of my mind com
A good way of protecting the farm plete.
scales Is shown In the accompanying “I noticed from time to time that
diagram. The shed, which is 20 feet w hen
she’d be cookin’ and I was round
long, 14 feet wide and 14 feet high at the kitchen
be kind of short and
the lowest side. Is built to the side of curt with me, she’d
a OO-foot barn. It Is also used fo r shut sort of tight; her but mouth
storing buggies, etc., writes Sllns Funk common with most women, ain’t
of McLean county, Illinois, In Farm and better to let ’em alone at such times,
“I s’pose what brought things to a
j head was my goin’ off with Ben Somers
yesterday. I suppose I might Jest as
well and better been at home flxln’ that
chlm ley; as I told you, since she quit
talkin’ ’bout It, I ain’t thought of It
scurcely. I told her them very words
this mornln’, and they only made her
J “ ’Wal,’ s’she, *you pay heed to what
I say this time, for it’s my last word.
Shed fo r Farm Scales.
“ "There was food ’nough cooked this
for one person’s breakfast,’ she
Home. A hole 6 feet square Is cut In
the side of barn near the roof to per says, bltln’ the words off short, ‘and I
mit of loading hay on the scales so the j et it myself. W hat you’re goin’ to do
desired amount can be loaded. The for breakfast I don’t know, but I ain't
large end doors are 10 feet wide by 12 , goin’ to get It for you—not on that
feet high. The small door opposite the stove, with the chlmley In the shape
scale box has a window In It. There |it Is now !
is also a door for driving stock on to “ Tm goin’ to get ready now,’ s'she,
the scale from the cow barn. The ‘and go over to Dedham for the day.
scale, being always in the dry. Is never I’ll be back tonight, and if by that tfme
you’ve got that chlmley fixed, well nnd
out of balance.
good. But,’ she says, with her mouth
S W IN E C R A V E FO R M IN E R A L S shut tlghter’n ary bear trap you ever
see. ‘not one spoonful of victuals do I
over that stove till It Is fixed—
S upp ly o f Coal, W ood Ashes and C h a r
can lay your mind to th a t!’
coal Should Be Kept Before A n i
that,” continued Mr. Gun
mals at A ll T im e t.
ney gloomily, “off she went, and I make
she was In the right on’t.”
Provide plenty of stone coal, wood no He doubt
rose and brushed the cracker
ashes and charcoal for the swrlne. crumbs
from his lap.
You’ve seen the sows trying to eat the “I guess
I’d better be gettin’ back to
soft stones they root up.
chlmley,” he rem arked;
You have heard them cracking some and Bassett and
Mr. Peaslee grinned
thing they found in the ground. They In
want minerals and especially lime.
T o o Much Com petition.
W OOD LO T V E R Y C O N V E N IE N T
Im portant Feature of A g ric u ltu re and
W o rth y o f More A ttention From
A ll Farm ers.
“I heard your daughter was crasy
for a career. How did you cure her
of i t r
“I promised her If she gave up her
stage aspirations Fd give her a big
Every farm should have a small
wood lot. Forestry on the farm Is to
W h a t's the Uee?
day an Important feature of agricul Biff—She believes there’s a supreme
ture nnd ought to receive considerate power that keeps watchful eye over all
attention from farmers. A wood lot i of us.
Is very convenient to have, not only as Buff—No wonder ahe thinks a chap
a source of fuel In times of scarce and eron Is altogether superfluous.—Town
high-priced coal, but to furnish fence Topics.
posts nnd timber for vurlous uses and
to add beauty to the landscape and
A Lasting Love.
premises, nnd afford shade, shelter and “I feel sorry for that woman ”
comfort to a large extent for all the “Why?”
occupants of the farm.
"Her husband married her for her
“Probably she needs no great amount
Cleanliness o f M ilk.
The cleanliness of the milk depends of sympathy. The love of money never
,t> a considerable extent upon having grows cool.”
the barn built so the cow will keep
Th e re Y o u A re .
“The constitution guarantees a man
a lot of right.”
Neglect o f M achinery.
W hat would the furm er think of the “Well?”
ut we have to live under the po*
m anufacturer who neglected his ma lice “B regulations.”