i «Ti* ALL MEN Of MILITARY AGE MUST REGISTER! No Eligible Male Will Be Excused for Any Cause, Whatsoever. : e date of registry Polling Places Are Registration Offices, In Charge of War Census Marshals—Age Limit 21 to 30 Years, Inclusive— Disobedience Means Imprisonment (F rom O ffice of A d ju tan t G en era l. O . N . G .) Portland— Every man in Oregon be tween the ages of 21 and 30 years, in clusive, must register on the day set for the taking o f the war census. The date o f the census will be set by Pres ident Wilson by proclamation as soon as congress passes the conscripiton bill in final form. No man o f military age — 21 to 30 years, inclusive— will be excused from registration. This applies even to those who will be exempted from mili tary service under the provisions of the law. The government must have a complete record of each case before any claims o f exemption can be granted. The penalty for failing to register is imprisonment, and without the option o f paying a fine. Even persons who are too ill to appear for registration must arrange with some friend to see the registration officials and take down their answers for them. Brigadier General George A. White, adjutant general of the Oregon Na tional Guard, who will supervise the taking o f the census in this state un der direction of Governor Withycombe, has appealed to every citizen to study carefully the requirements o f the War Census. If this is done, there is no reason why the census should cause any con fusion. Indeed, registering for the War Census will not be very much harder or more involved than register ing to vote at an election. Registration places will be the regu lar election polling places, and in most cases the registrars, (war census mar shals), and their assistants, will be the regular election board. The accompanying cut is an exact copy o f the card that must be made out by the War Census Marshals for every man of military age in Oregon and other states on War Census day. The card is officially prepared and sent out by the War department, and the procedure of registration will be simi lar in all states. Full answer^must be given to all questions. It would be well to cut out the list now and study it carefully, so you will have your answers ready when you go before the registrar, (war cen sus marshal). He will write down the answers on the card. U. S. CROP CONDITION Oregon and Washington Wheat is Far Short o f May 1 for I^ist Year Planting Conditions Low. (Month; (P m *) (Ye*r) A re yeu ( 1 ) a o ttu ra i b oro citizen, ( 2 ) a na tura lize d citizen. ( 3 ; an alten. ( 4 ) er b a re j o a declared jm in te r tien S p e c if y w h ic h ; ? -------------- * --------------------------------— ...... ..................................................... Where were you born * . . . (T o «» ) A*£!iL If not a citlren. of what country are you a citizen or »object ? What is your present tr-de, occupai ton, or office? . g By a*bom employed ? ____ .____ , Where employed*.................... Hare you a fa'.ber, mother, wife, child under 12 . or a sister or bcetber under 12 , solely dependent M JW t Ut aupport (specify which)? . . . . . ------. . . ------------------------------------------------ -------------------------------------- married or tanfi« ’ viucnj : ................. ...................... .......... noce i specify wbkki ) r ............... 11 year*----------------------- - — ; Nation or S la t«_____ ______________________________________ 12 Do you claim exemption Horn draft (specify g rounds ) ? ...................— ............................ .................................................. I a ffir m t h a t 1 h e r * v erified a b o v e a n s w e r s a n d t h a t t h e y ar ( S t a a t tu re or i 325 U-BOATS AFLOAT Eighty to 100 Reported Lost in Nets Set at Sea by British—Assemble Every Morning for Orders. Amsterdam, via London — The Ger mans have about 325 submarines in operation and about 80 to 100 have been lost through British nets alone, according to the Telegraaf, which prints an interview with a member of the crew of the submarine U-58. This is the submarine which sank the Dutch grain ships in February. When at sea the submarines assem ble every morning at a given point, and receive wireless instructions, pre sumably from Helgoland. There are about 39 U-boats o f the newest type, each carrying a crew o f 56 men and this fleet is supplemented by a second ary squadron marked with a C. tr o o ps u r g ed to c o n tin u e Russian Army Told Kaiser Would En slave Nation—No Separate Peace. Petrograd, via London—The council of soldiers’ and workmen’ s deputies has issued an appeal to the army, in which it declares that German imper ialism is seeking to destroy revolution ary Russia and enslave the Russian people. It appeals to the soldiers to defend Russia with all their power and declares that a separate peace is im possible. The appeal says that the only solu tion o f the war must be a general peace among all nations by common agreement. It asserts that the council is aiming at peace by calling for a rev olution among the workmen and peas ants o f Germany and Austria-Hun gary, but that peace cannot be achiev ed unless the enemy at the front is checked. Patriotic aocietiea and other organ izations in Oregon towns were asked to join forces with th«< Oregon Poultry Dealers’ association at Eugene in a statewide campaign to increase the meat supply through tho late hatching and raiaing o f poultry. Washington, l>. C.— A summary of the May crop report for the states of Oregon and Washington, and for the United States, as compiltd by the bu reau of crop estimates (and transmit ted through the weather bureau), U. The fire bells o f Lane county are to S. department o f Agriculture, is as be uho «1 in connection with the regis follows: tration o f men under the selective con Winter wheat—Oregon May 1 fore scription act on the date to be pro- cast, 8,500,000 bushels; production last claimed by President Wilson. It is year, final estimate, 13,340,000; two planned to have the alarm sounded in years ago, 16,200,000; 1910-14 aver this WHy hourly where [tossible. age, 13,627,000 bushels. The first completed referendum pe Washington — May 1 forecast, 11,- 500.000 bushels; production last year, tition to he filed with Secretary ot final estimate, 18,285,000 bushels; State Olcott was presented Monday by two years ago, 35,880,000; 1910-14 Sanderson Reed, o f Portland, and, if found properly aigned, will hold in average, 25,534,000 bushels. Unite«! States- May 1 forecast 366,- abeyance the operation of the Rogue 000,000 bushels; production last year, River fish bill until the November, final estimate, 481,744,000; two years 1918, election. ago, 673,947,000; 1910-14 average, Increases in the number o f cattle, 494.654.000 bushels. horses and sheep to be grazed on the Mmam and Whitman forest reserves Rye— Oregon— May 1 forecast, 508,- will bring the total o f cattle and horsea 000 bushels; production last year, final to 25,740 and she«'|> to 170,000, estimate, 510,000; two years ago, 414,- ing to R. M. Evans, supervisor o f the 000 bushels. Whitman forest, and Ephraim Barnes, Washington— May 1 forecast, 131,- o f the Minan forest, near Baker. 000 bushels; production last year, final The Southern Pacific company has estimate. 102,000; two years ago, filed application with the Public Serv 146.000 bushels. United States— May 1 forecast, 60,- ice commission asking that the opera 700,000; production last year, final es tion of the fencing law be suspended timate, 47,383,000; two yours ago, as to certain |>ortiona o f its line be tween Eugene anti Marshfield. Parts 54.050.000 bushels. o f the country are sparsely settled, the Meadows— Oregon — May condition application Mays, and parts o f it form 91, compared with the ten-year aver natural harriers. age of 95. Plowing o f a six-acre tract adjacent Washington — May 1 condition 91, to the city limits o f Grants Pass, compared with the ten-year average of which will lie used by the Ixiy scouts 54. for gardens, has been finished. Each United States — May 1 condition o f the 32 boya will have a lot 80 hy 88.7, compared with the ten-year aver 100 feet. Planting and CMre will be age o f 87.9. under the direction o f County Agricul Pasture— Oregon— May 1 condition tural Agent C. 1). Thompson. Beans, 79, compared with the ten-year aver corn and |M>tatoea will cover the bulk o f the planting. age o f 94. Washington — May 1 condition 80, compared with the ten-year average o f 92. United States— May 1 condition 81.9, compared with the ten-year average o f 85.2. ______ Spring plowing—Oregon— Per cent done to May 1, 1917, estimated 63 [>er cent, compared with 89 May 1 last THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS EVERY MAN OF MILITARY year and 85, the ten-year average. Washington— Per cent done to May 1, AGE MUST ANSWER ON WAR CENSUS DAY. 1917, estimated 60 per cent, compared with 74 May 1 last year and 80, the Form I REGISTRATION CARD ten-year average. No________ United States — Per cent done to Afe. ta jT». May 1, 1917, estimated 72.4 per cent, Nam« in fall . compared with 70.4 per cent on May 1 (Orrt-n r*>r»g) (Fo«a; ly e *me) last year and 69.3, the ten-year aver Heme age. _____ addresi (Stats-) ( S tr e e t ) (*«')* Spring planting—Oregon— Per cent Daterei birth I Arrangements to purchase 160 acres o f alfalfa land near Hermiston have been completed by a syndicate of T il lamook dairymen. Despite the fart that most of the agricultural lands of the Tillamook country are seeded to grass, the farmers expect their scheme to be a profitable one. Many carloads o f hay are shipped into the county each year to Hupport local cattle dur ing the winter months. The case o f Rev. W. W. Smith vs. the Luse Land company was called be fore Judge J. W. Hamilton in tho Cir cuit court at R<«seburg Monday. The action was brought hy Mr. Smith to rescind the contract for the purchase o f a fruit tract in Sutherlin valley, and the recovery o f $3500, which, he says, he paid on the place, together done to May 1, 1917, estimated 51 |a*r with $800 which he alleges he expend Plaintiff alleges cent, compared with 75 May 1 last ed in cultivation. that the land was misrepresented by year and 79, the ten-year average. Washington— Per cent done to May the agents of the company. 1, 1917, estimated 50 per cent, com AlCthe railroad companies operating pared with 65 May 1 last year and 78, in the state now have filed with the the ten-year average. Public Service commission tariffs pro United States — Per cent done to viding for a general 15 per cent in May 1, 1917, estimated 58.7 per cent, crease on intrastate rates to become compared with 56.7 per cent on May 1 effective July 1. These new tariffs last year and 56.3, the ten-year aver are supposed to be due largely to the age. ______ contention that the terms o f the Adam son eight-hour law cause greatly in Hay— Oregon — Old crop on farms creased operating expense« on the part May 1, estimated 65,000 tons, com of the railroad companies. No definite pared with 86,000 a year ago and 138,- action has been taken on the new 000 two years ago. tariffs by the commission so far. Washington— Old crop on farms May 1 estimated 102,000 tons; compared Mark Moe, son o f A. D. Moe, pub with 152,000 a year ago and 143,000 lisher o f the Hood River Glacier, will two years ago. apply as a recruit to the United States United States— Old crops on farms army aviation corps. Young Moe is May 1, estimated 12,500,000 tons, com not yet 18 years o f age. pared with 14,452,000 a year ago and E. R. Callahan, o f Klamath Falls, 10.797.000 two years ago. was fined by Justice o f the Peace E. Prices— The first price given below W. Gowen in the sum of $150 and is the average on May 1 this year, and costs and sentenced to serve 30 days the second the average on May 1 last in the county jail for violation o f the dry law. year; ESPIONAGE MEASURE PASSED B1 SENATE Prohibition and News Censor ship Sections Eliminated. BILL IS MOST DRASTIC Embargo Provision to Stand Postal Department to Censor All Mail, Seditious or Anarchistic. Washington, 1). C. — After nearly three w«*eks o f debate, ranging over innumerable problema of the war, the senate, by a vote o f 77 to 6, Monday night passud the adminiatratiun es pionage bill, pronounced one o f the most drastic and all-inclusive measures in American congressional history. A similar hill has passed the house, but virtual redrafting of many of the most important provisions is cx|>ccted in the forthcoming conferences. During final consideration, the sen ate strip|>ed the measure entirely of provisions for newspaper censorship and restrictions on manufacture of grain into intoxicating liquors, and re- jccte«J an amendment designed to curb speculation in food products, although sentiment obviousy was overwhelm ingly in favor of such legislation later. As completed, the senate bill’s prin cipal sections provide: Authority for the President to embargo ex|s>rtn when he finds that “ the public safety and welfare so require. ’ ’ (Not in the house measure). Authority for the Poatofflce depart ment to censor mails and exclude mail matter deemed seditious, anarchistic or treasonable and making ita mailing punishable under heavy p*-nalties. (Not in house bill). For punishment o f espionage, de fined in most detailed terms, including wrongful use of military information. For the control o f merchant vohkc I s in American waters. Punishment for conveyance o f false reports which interfere with military operations, wilful attempts to cause disaffection in the military or naval forces or obstruction o f recruiting. For the seizure o f arms and muni tions and prohibition o f their exporta tion under certain conditions. For |>cnalizing conspiracies designed to harm American foreign relations or for destruction of property within the United States. For increased restrictions upon is suance o f paaaportB with [Hmalties for their forgery or false procurement, and, For material extension of the [tower to isaue search warrants for the in spection o f premises. The clause giving the President [tower to embargo exports was re tained in the bill virtually as drafted by administration officials. On the question o f prohibition and foodstuff conservation the senate, by a vote of 47 to 37, reversed it« action o f Saturday in accepting Senator Cum mins’ amendment providing that dur ing the war manufacture o f cereals, grain, sugar and syrup into intoxicat ing liquors should be prohibited. By this vote it struck the Cummins amendment, offered as a food conserv ation measure, but attacked as really a prohibition move. An amendment by Senator Thomaa to sus|>end during the war exchanges and boards o f trade permitting “ fu ture” trading in foodautffa, w h s re jected, 49 to 24, after three hours’ stormy debate. T U R K S O F F E R RU SSIA P E A C E Oregon— Wheat, 210.0 and 87 cents per bushel. Com, 105.0 and 85 cents. Oats, 68 and 39 cents. Potatoes, 232.0 and 77 cents. Hay, $16.70 and $13.10 per ton. Eggs, 31 and 20 cents per dozen. Washington — Wheat, 225 and 86 cents per bushel. Com, — and 136. Oats, 70 and 40. Potatoes, 213 and 76. Hay, $19.60 and $17.40 per ton. Eggs, 33 and 20 cents per dozen. United States — Wheat, 245.9 and 102.5 cents per bushel. Com, 150.6 and 72.3 cents. Oats, 71.0 and 42.6 cents. Potatoes, 279.6 and 94.8 cents. Hay, $14.44 and $12.22 per ton. Eggs, 30.0 and 18.1 centB per dozen. Responses to 300 letters sent out to Opening o f Dardanelles Straits Is One the fire chiefs in towns in Oregon hav o f Principal Concession*. ing a population o f more than 300 Rome, via Paris— The Idea Nazion- people show that a fair percentage of good-sized towns have no fire depart ale, the organ of the Nationalist party, prints a report from diplomatic quar ments whatever. ters that THirkey has made overtures Reports from Marshfield state that to Russia, through a neutral source, empolyes o f the Smith mills at Bunker for a separate peace on the basis of Hill and Bay City walked out Wednes the complete o|>ening o f the Straits to day morning, leaving the mills entire Russian navigation both for war ves ly shut down with the exception o f the sels and merchant ships. west side o f the Bay City, which According to this report Turkey al closed at noon. The one side at the so declares herself disposed to give Bay City mill was kept going hy plac friendly consideration to the Armenian ing higher-paid men on some o f the questions and suitable recognition to the principle o f nationalities. cheapej work. Canada Wheat Crop Cut. Ottawa, Can. — A serious shortage in the winter wheat crop o f Canada is re vealed by a report by the census and statsitics office. The acreage esti mated to have been sown last fall was 813,400 and the estimated destruction through winter killing was 187,000 acres, or 23 per cent, leaving 626,400 acres to be harvested. The estimated condition of the crop on April 30 was 69 per cent, which is lower than in any previous year since 1909 at that date. From 100 to 150 deer have died 12,000 Are Disappointed. from starvation in the John Day valley Chicago— More than 12,000 men cer alone, according to C. F. Groom, for tified as suitable were not admitted to est ranger o f that district. the four Central Department Officers’ The executive committee o f the re Reserve cor[w training camps because cently-organized Bend chapter o f the o f lack o f accommodations, it was an American Red Cross has selected as nounced at department headquarters. directors 32 representative men and The combined capacity o f the camps at women from Deschutes, Crook and Fort Sheridan, III., Fort Snelling, Jefferson counties. ThoBe from the Minn., Fort Riley, Kan., and Fort towns outside o f Bend are expected to Benjamin Harrison, Ind., is 15,000 proceed with the formation of auxili men, and a total o f 27,397 were certi fied. Examniations have ceased. ary chapters.