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'ATHESfA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OEEGOtf, FKIDAY, JUNE i ll, 1915.
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From AH Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHELL
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
' for Our Busy Readers.
Colonel Alden J. Blethen, owner
of the Seattle Times, is dangerously ill.
Degrees are beBtowed on 254 stu
dents at Oregon Agricultural college.
The Seventh Annual Rose Festival
was formally opened at Portland Wed
nesday. German submarines have sunk six
more merchant ships, among them be
ing a Norwegian steamer.
A delegation of Chinese merchants,
touring this country, will visit import
ant cities in the Northwest.
Canadian miners at Fernie, B. C,
refuse to work with alien labor, which
includes Germans and Austrians.
Secretary Bryan, who has resigned
his post in the cabinet, is said will
take the stump for the furtherance of
his peace ideas.
Many cattle in the vicinity of Baker,
Ore., have died mysteriously recently,
and the commissioners of that county
are investigating the cause. , , . , v'
Portland has $400,000 fire which
sweeps clean five blocks, including box
factory, lumber yard, feight house,
box cars and many other buildings. .
Counsellor: Robert Lansing, of the
State department, is now acting secre
tary of state, and it is said no new
cabinet membjr will be appointed for
WeralflBOTths.' '- ;v .-4
Nip miles off the coast of Newport,
Ore., has become a Gretna Green, two
couples having been married on a
launch that far from shore. The last
couple, a man 60 takes bride of 64.
Premier Asquith announces in the
house of commons that the British gov
ernment is considering the initiation
of a national insurance scheme to cover
the tosseB inflicted by German aircraft.
! OfficfTB' of tha ,. Washington, -State
Ref ere:iuum league say that .the cam
paign to obtain voters' signatures to
referendum petitions against seven
bills passed by the state legislature
has been successful. . '
' W. J. Taylor and R. J. Lewis, of
Vancouver, B. C, who were accused of
selling Oregon lands which did not be
long to them, were convicted of fraud
and sentenced to two years and 18
months' imprisonment respectively, .
Extension of the German empire be
yond the old frontiers, to "secure it
against future attack," was predicted
by King Ludwig, of Bavaria, in an ad
dress before the Canal League, ac
cording to a telegram from Munich.
The recent attempt of two militant
suffragists to force an interview with
President Wilson was condemned at
the concluding session of the mid-year
conference of the American Woman
Suffrage association in Chicago Wed
Mrs. Minna Mollman, of St. Louis,
has three sons. One, Fred W., has
taken his seat as mayor of East St.
Louis. Another, Julius, has been
elected mayor of Mascoutah, 111. 1 The
third was defeated by a slight margin
In a mayoralty, election in St. Clair
county, Mo. .
German submarines sink two Welsh
trawlers in English channel, but first
rescue the crews. ;
More than 400 men will compete in
the civil service examinations for the
position of policemen in Portland.
David Lloyd George tells England a
better supply of war munitions must
be maintained, or defeat may result.
The Austro-German army has re
taken Prsemysl from the Russians in
one of the bloodiest battles of history.
Dr. David Starr Jordan, the noted
educator, speaking before the General
Federation of Women's Clubs, scouts
the war idea which it prevalent in this
A British submarine operating in
the Sea of Marmora torpedoed and
unk a large German transport in Pan
derma Bay Friday. This announce
ment was given out officially in Lon
don as having been received from the
vice admiral in command at the Dar
danelles. It is said also this submarine
was one of several operating in these
The Italian premier declares that
Austria in 1913 decided to provoke a
According to a Berlin telegram the
18-year-old Countess Belene Dardey
has been sentenced to three months'
imprisonment for publicly insulting a
President Wilson drafts a note, brief
and pointed, to be sent to Germany,
asking a definite question whether
tha imperial government intends to be
guided in the future by the humane
principles embodied in international
law for the conduct of maritime war-
' fare. -
OREGON NEWS Of GENERAL INTEREST
W. J. BRYAN QUITS '
POST IN CABINET
,911 Insurance Paid. ,
Salem With $1,282,701.05 received
in net premiums by 61 casualty and
other accident insurance companies in
Oregon, the companies paid in losses
$776,911.60 last year, according to a
report of State Insurance Commission
er Wells. The loss on liability insur
ance was $463,848.08 and the .net pre
miums were $655,912.53. v
Figures for the last year show that
the total net profits of the domestic
mutual fire insurance ' companies
amounted to $44,231.02. The aggre
gate income was $421,018.94, while
the expenditures were $376,218.70.
The net amount of risks carried by 11
companies December 81, 1914, was
$70,563,968.36; , The aggregate
amount of cash on hand and other ad
mitted assets is given as $412,454.75.
Unpaid losses totaled $49,702.89,
while all other liabilities were $31,
647.21. The total unearned premiums
Statements filed by life insurance
companies show that the three domes
tic concerns at the close of 1914 had a
total of $18,624,642 insurance in force,
distributed among 6353 policies. Do
mestic companies, according to the re
port, made substantial gains during
the year, issuing a total of $3,523,164
in new insurance, while $1,785,063 in
insurance was terminated. Claims
paid, less reinsurance in admitted
companies, totaled $68,595.23. Pre
miums collected, less reinsurance in
authorized companies, amounted to
Project Opening Asked.
Baker Thirty-six thousand acres
that have been tied up by a Carey land
project in Pine valley, Baker county,
are expected to be thrown open within
a few months, if the United States
Land department acts upon the request
of those in that vicinity.
H. A. Clements, land commissioner,
is in ' Baker awaiting the land in
spector from Washington to take him
to the tract, which is within a nine-
mile radius of Halfway. Upon the re
port of the inspector will be decided
whether the state will be aided in re
claiming the land or whether it shall
be thrown open at once for settlement.
... The larger part of the tract, 84,000
acres, was filed on six years ago by'
an Eastern irrigation company, under
the Carey act. After expending about
$7000 on the project the company de
cided last year that it could not carry
the project to completion and the mat
ter was put up to the state officials,
who in turn appealed to the United
States Reclamation service.
In addition to the 23,000 acres filed
on by the Eastern concern, there are
13,000 acres which would be taken up
if the larger tract was thrown open.
Mr, Clements asserts that many fami
lies are waiting for government land.
Coos Bay Channel Dries Up.
Marshfield The Port of Coos Bay
recently expended several thousand
dollars in opening the canal between
Coos Bay and North Inlet landing and
the job was contracted to be done so
that three feet of water would be as
sured at mean low water. From the
inlet proper to North Inlet landing is a
distance of four miles, and this water
way had been the avenue over which
all the railroad material used in the
Beale Lake and Tenmile region was
routed. The Port Commission ordered
a straightening of the channel between
the bay and the inlet, a mile in , dis
tance.' .I'! '"' '
The job had been finished but two
weeks and at low water the newly-dug
channel is dry for a distance of 500
feet in the middle of the cutoff. There
is heavy traffic over the route and the
port will order a new amountof dredg
ing to maintain the desired three feet
at low water, which would give serv
ice at any stage of time.
Malheur Storm Freakish.
Baker The champion freak storm
of Malheur county was reported here
Friday. A heavy rainfall and wind
did heavy damage throughout the
county, but the edge skirted the town
of Malheur. With a heavy roar a
hailstorm broke there and hailstones
as big as bantam eggs raised welts
all over the bodies of horses and
cattle. The ground was soon covered
with hail three inches deep.
In some spots the sun shone through
out the pelting storm. Trees were
also badly damaged.
Roseburg to Fix Road.
. Roseburg At a mass meeting of
citizens held here action was taken to
bring about an improvement of the
road through Pass Creek canyon. Re
ports have reached this city that many
automobile parties have been unable to
pass through the canyon and were
obliged to ship their machines south
from Cottage Grove. The County
court has promised to co-operate with
the citizens and have the road improv
ed at once; it probably will be pass
able within a week.
Forest Service Trail Work On.
Albany Work has been begun on
the government forest service trail and
telephone line from Cascadia, on the
South Santiam river, 45 miles south
east of Albany, over the divide to
Quartrrille. Twenty-three miles of
this trail was constructed last summer
and the remaining 12 miles will be
built this year. The trail and tele
phone are being constructed at the
same time, it having been found more
practicable to do the work in that
750 Cows to Be Tested. , .
Soon more than half the cows sup
plying milk to the important cities of
the Willamette) valley and Southwest
em Oregon will have been tuberculin
tested, , according to information- given
out by State Dairy and Food Commis
sioner Mickle. . Mr. Mickle Baid that
a total of .750 cows had been signed up
and would be tested by a man to be
put into the field immediately by State
The cities where cows are to be
tested are: Ashland, Medford, Grants
Pass, Cottage Grove, Roseburg, Eu
gene, Salem,; Oregon City, Corvallis,
Independence, Dallas, McMinnville,
Forest Grove and Hillsboro. It is
probable that some testing work will
be done also at The Dalles, Hood River
and Ashland. v
Mr. Lytle plans to visit the different
cities with an exhibit showing the
benefits of the tuberculin test and also
the results of tuberculosis on cows.
COMMONER'S PEACE VIEW DISCORDANT
Alcohol Label Is Needed. '
Candy which contains brandy and
rum as a flavoring must be labeled,
says J. D. Mickle, state food and dairy
commissioner, in his answer to the
complaint for injunction filed by H. R.
Hoeffler, an Astoria candy manufac
turer. Mr. Mickle two weeks ago
seized 47 boxes of Centennial choco
lates, one of the Hoeffler proudcts, be
cause they contained alcohol.
Last week Mr. Hoeffler was granted
temporary injunction by Circuit
Judge Davis, restraining Mr. Mickle
from seizing any more of the choco
lates. He declared the chocolates con
tained only 1.05 per cent alcohol. Mr.
Mickle, in the answer which he filed in
County Clerk Coffey's office, Bays a
chemical analysis of the candy showed
it contained a greater percentage than
this. . ..... . i
Governor Finds Waste.
Salem Governor Withycombe, who
has just returned from Eastern Oregon,
put his knowledge of; agriculture to a
practical use, when he discovered tnat
the Bilos at the Eastern Oregon Insane
ABylum were not managed properly.
His discovery will save the state many
times the cost of bis trip.
"The asylum has two large silos,"
said the governor, "with capacities
double that necessary for the present
herd of 17 cows. As a result the man
agement is hot able to feed the en
silage fast enough, and a large part of
it spoils. The spoiled ensilage should
not be fed. I suggested that the herd
either be doubled or that the amount of
ensilage be greatly reduced."
Tillamook Cheese Industry Prospers.
Tillamook Tillamook county pro
duced 38,593,183 pounds of milk last
year and manufactured 4,zi)v,bH
pounds of cheese, valued at $654,874.-
36. .: '
This, in a few words, is the rec
ord of the banner cheese Bection of
Oregon and the Northwest. Notwith
standing fluctuations in the markets
and uncertainties of free trade,
Tillamook cheese held its own in price,
the average being but a trifle below
1913. when it was 15.45 cents per
pound, and last year it was 15.38 cents
The average price for butter fat was
38.82 cents for the year, and the aver
age price for cheese for the past six
years was 15.87 cents.
Horticultural Post Gone.
Salem That an amendment pasBed
by the recent legislature to the law
creating the State Horticultural com
mission abolisheB the office of commis-sioner-at-large
and that the five dis
tricts will continue to be represented
by a commissioner, was an opinion
given recently by Attorney General
The terms of C. A. Park, Saelm, and
H. H.'Witherspoon, Elgin, have ex
pired and the State board will appoint
their successors at the next meeting.
J. W. Pomeroy, Scappoose, will be re
appointed, and the terms of Dr. C. A.
Macrum, Mosier, and A. C. Allen,
Medford, have not expired.
Albany to Get New Plant.
Albany A large fruit evaporator
will be constructed in Albany this sum
mer by Charles M. Miller, of Portland.
Mr. Miller has leased a tract of ground
in this city for that purpose, and it is
probable that a large warehouse will
be erected on the tract adjoining the
freight tracks of the Oregon Electric.
Mr. Miller expects to install special
equipment for the manufacture of lo
ganberry juice. He will establish a
laboratory in connection with his evap
orator for experimenting in the utiliza
tion of fruit and berries in by-products.
Railroad Is Incorporated.
Salem The Roseburg & Eastern
Railroad company, with a capital stock
of $1,000,000, filed articles of incor
poration with ' Corporation Commis
sioner Schulderman. The , company
plans building a railroad from Rose
burg eastward, to the western boundary
of Umpqua national forest and the
Fair Representative Chosen.
Klamath Falls Phillip P. Sinnott
has been appointed to represent Kla
math county at the San Francisco
Fair. The representative who has
been there thu far is not able to serve
longer. The salary of the representa
tive is paid from sums subscribed by
local merchants, together with an ap
propriation made by the County court.
Other Members Are Claimed to Have
Threatened Retirement Unless ,
Foreign Policy Was Firm.
Washington, D. C.V-William Jen
nings Bryan, three times Democratic
candidate for the presidency of the
United States and author of nearly 80
peace treaties with the principal na
tions of the world, resigned Tuesday
as secretary of state as a dramatic se
quel to his disagreement with Presi
dent Wilson over the government's
policy toward Germany. " ..
The resignation was accepted by the
President. The Cabinet then approved
the response which had been prepared
to the German reply to the ' Lusitania
note. Acting Secretary Robert Lan
sing signed the document and. it was
cabled to Berlin. ;
Secretary Bryan V'U return to pri
vate life. It was learned thai he in
tends to continue his political Support
of the President, v. 4f -
Rather than sign the document
which he believed might pgssibqr draw
the United States into wajj, Mr; Bryan
submitted his resignation in letter
President Wilson and Secretary
Disagree Over, faermany.
declaring that "the issue involved is
of such moment that to remain a mem
ber of the Cabinet would be as unfair
to you as it would be to the cause
which is nearest my heart, namely, the
prevention of war. "
The President accepted, the resif na
tion in a letter of regret, tinged with
deep personal .feeling of affection. '
Dramatically the official relation of
Mr. Bryan with the administration of
the man whose nomination he assisted
so materially in bringing about at the
Baltimore convention of 1912 came to
an end. It caused a sensation in the
National capital scarcely paralleled in
Ambassadors, ministers and diplo
mats from foreign lands, officials of
every rank and nation heard the news
as it was flashed by newspaper extras.
They interpreted variously its effect
on the delicate situation that had risen
between Germany and the United
States. The resigantion ' of the
staunchest advocate of. peace in the
President's official family spread
broadcast the belief that the policy of
the United States as definitely deter
mined on would assert and defend the
rights of the United States in any
eventuality that might arise.
Originally, it was the intention of
the President and Mr. Bryan to have
the announcement of the resignation
made simultaneously with, the dispatch
of the note to Germany," but when Mr.
Bryan did not attend the Cabinet meet
ing unitl President,, Witscta s4nt for
him, rumors that the President liad
been unable to bring the Secretary of
otui3 lu ins puint ui view iiieu U1V HM
Finally, the news became '' known and
was confirmend. .'t s
Just when the subject ,,wak,t first'
broached between the President and
Mr, Bryan is not definitely known but
the fact that Mr. Bryan would resign
was known'to a small circle of officials
as early as last Sunday. When the
principles on which the note to Ger
many should be based were discussed
Mr. Bryan found that he could not rec
oncile his own position with that of the
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Robert Lansing;, Counsellor of State Department and Now Acting Secretary of
State, Whose Signature Is Affixed to Note to Germany. i.
German Ambassador Tries to Avoid '
Breach of Peace With United States
Washington, D. C. Count von Bern-
storff, the German ambassador, Thurs
day called at the White House of his
own volition and without, instruction
of any nature from his government.
It is known that he had no authority to
declare that there has been, or will be,
a change in Germany's attitude toward
He was actuated by a desire to put
aside the formalities of diplomacy and
take direct steps that might lead to a
continuation of peace between the
United States and Germany.
In taking this position, Count vbn
' Noted Banker Dies. .
Berkeley, Cel. Charles R. Bishop,
vice president of the Bank of Califor
nia, San Francisco, died here, aged 93.
Bishop's career was an adventurous
and romantic one and included his mar
riage to Bemice Pauahl Paki, a Ha
waiian princess of royal blood, who,
upon her death, left him custodian of
a great fortune. For many years prior
to annexation, Bishop was a command
ing figure in the financial affairs of the
Hawaiian nation. After the death of
his royal wife, he came to California,
more than 20 years ago.
Zeppelin' Wires Words to Aviators.
Berlin Count Ferdinand Zeppelin
has sent the following telegram to the
German Aviation league, which is
holding its seventh convention here :
"Sincerest thanks for the greetings of
the Aviation League, which has caused
a deep impression on the day on which
the new creation brought into existence
by me in the field of aerial science has
brilliantly proved its worth."
Emperor William has also tele
graphed his thanks.
Bernstorff had before him the oppor
tunity of pacifying another and power''
ful .incipient antagonist of his native:
country. He took the one open chance,
just as other noteworthy figures of his
tory have done. .
, The ambassador told the President
that he had been unable to ' communi
cate with his government ,o a satis
factory manner rece-.try because of the
conditions surrounding lines, of trans
mission. He explained that ' for this
reason it had been impossible for him
to tell the Kaiser plainly and 'frankly
how anti-German feeling in this coun
try had grown and of the apparent de
termination of the United States gov
ernment to take extreme measure1, in
support of the President's demands. "
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Election Workers Riot. ',
Los Anlgeles, Cal. Clamoring for
their pay as election workers at the
polls Thursday, a mob of more than
1000 men. and women stormed the
headquarters of the Business Men's
committee. After waiting several
hours in front of the closed offices
they paraded to police headquarters,
where their statements were taken. ;
"The workers say they were em
ployed in the interests of Frederick J.
Wbiffen, who was defeated by Charles
E. Sebastian for mayor in the recent
, Gypsies Hold Weird Rites.
' Denver Gypsies from all over the
West participated in weird rites here
Thursday at the burial of Marie Adams,
93, "Queen" of one of the wealthiest
nomadic tribes in the United States.
Mrs. Adams died May 27 at San Ber
nardino, Cal., after delegating her
power to Alex Adams, the eldest of
her two sons. . The gypsy queen was
reputed to be worth (1,000,000, She
bad $80,000 on deposit in banks of
Denver and suburban towns.
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Caterer to the Public in Good Things to Eat