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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1916.
Of CURRENT WEEK
PROPOSED HIGHER FREIGHT RATES
ARE CANCELED BY COMMISSION
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHEU
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
A cold wave sweeps over the Mis
souri valley, many sections of Colorado
reporting 12 below zero.
Sixty women and children were
killed in an air raid carried out by an
Austrian squadron on Saturday, the
war office announces.
President Wilson will recommend a
revision of the tariff if he feels it is
justified by the facts to be gathered by
the tariff commission created by con
gress at its last session.
It is intimated in the joint Mexican
American commission, in session at
Atlantic City, that an agreement may
be reached to withdraw U. S. troops
from Mexico, in a few days.
With a large cat, the family pet,
curled up on its face, the two-months-old
child of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno No
vick, at Superior, Wis., was found
dead in bed by its mother. The child
had been smothered, physicians said,
by the cat seeking a warm place to
The so-called "starch trust," rep
resenting an aggregate capital of $80,
000,000, was adjudged guilty of "un
fair methods of competition" in viola
tion of the Sherman anti-trust law,
and a plan for its dissolution waB or
dered filed with the Federal Trade
commission in New York within 120
days, by a final decree filed there in
the government suit against the com
bine by Judge Learned Hand in the
Federal district court.
The British Bteamer Taming, which
has arrived at Manila from Amoy, re
ports that the British cruiser Cornwall
confiscated four sacks of Manila mail
for the purpose of examination at
Two successful air raids have been
carried out by air craft operating with
the British forces in Egypt, says an
official announcement. The points
raided were Maghdaba and Birsaha. A
ton of high explosives was dropped.
Two Fokker machines were brought
down by the raiding aeroplanes, all of
which returned safely.
Washington, D. C Cancellation of
proposed general increases in freight
rates by transcontinental railroads on
traffic from and to the Pacific Coast
and the intermountain country and the
East was authorized Wednesday by the
Interstate Commerce commission.
Notice was given of a compromise be
tween carriers and shippers for a max
imum increase of 10 cents per hundred
pounds on carload shipments, and 25
cents per hundred pounds on less than
carload traffic to Coast pointB.
The proposed increases amounted in
some instances to Beveral hundred per
cent, and were suspended by the com
mission several months ago after ex
tensive hearings here in which ship
pers vigorously protested. The great
bulk of the traffic to points concerned
is involved. The commission at he
same time canceled hearings set for
November and December in Chicago,
Salt Lake, San Francisco, Portland and
No changes to intermountain points
from Eastern territory between the
Atlantic Coast and the Missouri River
are contemplated, and the commission
said that, accordingly, discriminations
under the long and short-haul clause
now existing between Pacific Coast
ports and the intermountain cities will
be diminished to the extent of the in
crease to the Pacific Coast ports.
NOTES ON THE ELECTION.
Alaska has gone "dry."
The "wets" win in California.
A recount in all close states seems
It took 50 hours to complete Califor
nia's vote counting.
Wilson is elected with 272 votes in
the electoral college.
Chairman Willcox refuses to con
cede Wilson's election.
Candidate Hughes refuses to make a
statement on the results.
Hughes carries Wilson's home pre
cinct by a good majority.
West Virgiaia turns down Woman's
suffrage by a big majority.
Oregon" is the only Pacific Coast
state in the Hughes column.
Washington defeats all nine amend
ments by decisive majorities.
California turned the tide for Wil
son by a majority exceeding 3000.
Hughes carries but four states west
of the Mississippi ; Wilson gets 18.
Hughes has small lead in Minnesota,
with prospects of carrying the state.
Miles Poindexter, of Washington
carries the state for senator by 55,000.
California -Republican managers
hope for a split ticket in the electoral
Montana elects Miss Jeanette Ran
kin, Republican, to congress by 3000
Two Progressives, one Independent
and one Socialist have been elected to
Late figures show the house of rep
resentatives to be Republican by
The Democratic national committee
claim Wilson's popular plurality of
from 200,000 to 300,000.
Oregon's "bone-dry" amendment
seems likely to carry, in which event
it will be unlawful to import liquors
for beverage purposes.
The county in New Mexico where
Villa made a raid, killing several
Americans, gave Wilson over 600 votes
and Hughes less than 300.
In Indiana "dry" leader declares
that if Hughes had "said anything
against the liquor traffic, many pro
hibitionists would have voted for him.
In his message of congratulation to
Wilson, Vice President Marshall quotes
Shakespeare thus: "It may not be as
deep as well; nor as wide as a church
door, hot t'will serve." . .
British Refuse to Abate Blacklist
of American Business Houses
PRESIDENT WILSON WINS
California Swings to Democrats Insuring 272 Elec
toral VotesNew Mexico is Democratic Repub
licans Will Recount All Close States. v
New York, Nov. 10. President Wil
son has carried California and has been
Without New Mexico this gives him
269 votes in the electoral college, or
three more than he needs.
New Mexico is believed to be as
sured to the Democratic column, mak
ing a total of 272.
Fifty hours after the polls closed in
California, Republican Chairman Row
ell conceded the state to the President.
Thus the 13 needed to assure the Pres-
OREGON "BONE-DRY" PROHI
BITION AMENDMENT CARRIES
Portland, Nov. 10. Indications are
that the "bone-dry" prohibition
amendment, which was aimed to stop
all importation of liquor into Oregon
for beverage purposes, had carried by
Under the present Oregon prohibi
tion law, 24 quarts of spiritous liquor
can be imported from other states for
private use by one person a month.
The new law, it is claimed, will stop
Washington, D. C The British re
ply to the latest American note pro
testing against the trade blacklist,
made public Tuesday night by the
State department, denies that rights
of neutral traders under international
law have been ruthlessly canceled, de
fines the blacklist measure as a muni
cipal regulation plainly concerning the
British citizens and contends tnat it is
designed to shorten the war.
The note fails to meet the American
demand that the nameB of American
firms be stricken from the blacklist,
but attempts to convince the State de
partment that the British position
just and founded on law. It leaves
open the door for further negotiation
which is expected to follow.
Raise Big Crops Wilson.
Washington. D. C President Wil
son blamed middlemen lor tne nign
cost of foodstuffs here Tuesday night
in a speech, welcoming to Washington
the convention of the National Grange,
the first formal speech he has deliv
ered since the election. Urging that
farmers increase their output, the
President said :
'We ought to raise such big crops
that circumstances like the present
can never recur, when men can make
as much as if the supply was so short
that the middleman could charge for it
what he pleased. It will not do to be
niggardly with the rest of the world in
reBpet to its food supply."
Cars for Apples Urged.
Louisville Acting on a request by
conusel for the International Apple
Shippers' association, Commissioner
McChord Wednesday suggested to rail
road representatives that a special ef
fort be made by all lines to rush re
frigerator car equipments to districts
which are experiencing difficulty in
getting perishable crops to market.
His suggestion was offered at the ses
sion of the hearnigs in progress here
in connection with the Interstate Com
merce commission's investigation into
the control of the car supply.
988 U. S. Vessels Built.
Washington, D. O The Department
of Commerce Wednesday announced
that 968 sailing, steam, gas and un
rigged vessels aggregating 405,894
gross tons were built in the United
States during the 10 months ended
In addition, there were constructed
for foreigners 36 wooden vessels of
372,000 gross tons, and 11 steel vessels
of 25,418 gross tons. Of the total ton
nage, 284,658 were steam craft.
Food Cost to Be Probed.
Chicago Increases in the cost of
food products are likely to be the sub
ject of an investigation by the Federal
Trade Commission. Edward N. Hur
ley, chairman of the commission, said
Wednesday that the subject would be
considered at a meeting of the com
mission in Washington soon. Mr.
Hdrley declared present coal prices
were suicidal, and charged coal opera
tors with wastefulness.
Of General Interest
15,337,809 Acres Are Open
for Settlement in State
Salem Figures collected by O. P.
Hoff, state labor commissioner, from
Oregon land offices show that July 1,
1916, there were 15,337,809 acres of
vacant public lands in Oregon open to
settlement and entry under the provis
ions of the homestead laws. Of this
amount 13,942,348 acres are surveyed.
This acreage is a decrease in the year
of 104,369 acres and 632,037 acres
since July 1, 1914. j r
Much of the acreage taken up in the
last two years was under the timber
and stone acts, mineral, coal, desert
land entries and withdrawn for power
sites and public water reserves. A
small portion was taken under the
homeBtead act. "From the records
obtainable," said Mr. Hoff, "it would
appear that desirable homestead lands
are Bcarce in Oregon, especially in the
part lying west of the Cascades.
Of the 13,942,348 acres of surveyed
lands only 257,713 acres, or about 18
per cent, are situated in Western Ore
gon, and a very Bmall percentage of
this area is suitable for practical
Many Oregon counties show an in
crease in the public land area, and of
this total 24,822 acres lie west of the
Cascade mountains and represent en
tries that have been canceled for non
fulfillment of statutory, requirements,
or relinquished for the reason that
they were found untenable for home
In the high plateau regions of Bast-
em and Central Oregon, where irriga
tion and dry farming methods are used
and enlarged homestead act applies,
there is abundant opportunity for set
tlement and entry, and it is in this re
gion that the great bulk of the home
stead settlement has taken place dur
ing recent years.
Poles Adopt Army Dress.
Berlin The Overseas News Agency
describes the uniform of the new Pol
ish army as combining happily a sug
gestion of the uniform of the Polish
troops which fought under Napoleon I
and of the Polish Legions. The blouse
of the legions is to be worn bearing on
the left arm the Polish eagle just as it
appeared on the lance of the Polish
Uhlans of Napoleon's time.
Villa Brands His Foes.
El Paso Confirmation of the report
that Villa had ordered all captured
Carranza soldiers branded with the let
ters "V. C, " for Venustiano Carranza,
was received here by government
agents from Chihuahua City. Refu
gees say Villa ordered the Carranza
soldiers branded as traitors because
they did not drive the "foreign invad
ers" out of Mexico.
ident a majority in the electoral col
lege dropped into the Democratic col
umn and apparently ended the BUS'
pense and anxiety of an election which
has been unparalleled in American po
Republican Chairman Willcox, when
informed that the President carried
California, only replied: "I have
nothing to say."
Secretary Tumulty, at the summer
White HoUBe at Shadow Lawn, sent
the wireless to President Wison on
board the yacht Mayflower en route to
Rhine Cliff, N.Y.
The California returns showed that
with only 48 districts missing the
President's plurality in the state was
Barring some wholly unexpected
turnover in the incomplete states lean
ing toward Wilson or a change on a
recount, California's acquisition to the
Democratic column gave the President
269 electoral votes without New Mex
ico's three. In New Mexico at mid
night the President was leading by
2639 voteB, with 158 districts missing,
and it was believed this advantage
could not be overcome by Mr. Hughes.
Conceding West Virginia, New
Hampshire and Minnesota to Mr.
Hughes and he was in the lead in all
three only gives him 259 votes, seven
less than the required majority. With
272 votes in sight President Wilson
had six to spare for a possible split of
electors in California, or a sudden re
versal in New Mexico.
At Republican national headquarters
it was admitted that after conferences
between George Wickersham, ex
attorney general of the United States ;
Everett Colby, of New Jersey; Mr.
Hughes, Chairman Willcox and George
W. Perkins, of Baltimore, preparations
were being made to begin legal pro
ceedings for recounts in states where
the results were close. Chairman
Willcox Included California, New
Mexico, North Dakota, New Hamp
shire and Minnesota in his list of
states where recounts undoubtedly
would be demanded.
Democratic headquarters was not be
hind the Republicans in preparing for
$20,000 Order is Booked.
Pendleton, Or. An order for $20,
000 worth of Pendleton Indian blanket
cloth was placed this week with the
Pendleton Woolen Mills by the North
ern Pacific company, which will use
the cloth to make Buits for the North
ern Pacific Marching club for partici
pation in the big winter carnival to be
held in St. Paul January 28. The cloth
will make about 2600 suits and it is
said that when the Northern Pacific
decided to adopt the Pendleton Indian
robe suit its marching club jumped
from a membership of 500 to 1500.
Boise, Idaho, Nov. 9. Moses Alex
ander, the present governor, a Demo
crat, has been re-elected governor of
Idaho by a plurality of 830 votes.
Alexander polled 60,840. His oppo
nent, D. W. Davis, received 60,100.
President Wilson carried the Btate
by about 15,000 votes, and all Btate
officers, except those of treasurer,
superintendent of instruction and state
mine inspector, fell to the Democrats,
who will also control both houses of
the next legislature. The constitu
tional amendment favoring Prohibi
tion was carried by a large vote.
Grants Pass is Host to
Sugar Beet Growers
Grants Pass John Mills, of Talent,
won the title of the "banner sugar
beet grower" at the beet growers' cel
ebration held in Grants PaBS Saturday.
He reported a crop of 28 tons per acre:
yielding a gross return of $154 per
acre, the cash outlay being only $29. 79
Beet growers and prospective beet
growers .from all of Southern Oregon
gathered in Grants Pass as the guests
of the city, 600 farmers and their
wives coming by special trains from as
far north as Oakland and from Ash
land on the south.
Including the local people 2000 men
and women got their first view of the
inside of the factory, through which
they were piloted by the officials of
the Utah-Idaho Sugar company. The
factory was in full operation and was
slicing beets at the rate of 500 tons
per day, while a sack of sugar was be
ing put into the warehouse every 40
Upon the factory grounds the visi
tors were escorted through the feeding
pens where steers were being fattened
upon beet pulp while farmers werp
seen loading tons of the pulp to be
hauled to their farms for feeding to
fattening stock and to milch cows.
At noon, after inspection of the fac
tory, the visitors were guests of the
city at dinner, the hundreds being fed
at the Commercial club.
FOUR STATES AND ALASKA
ADDED TO DRY TERRITORY
Seattle, Nov. 9. Prohibition has
carired in Alaska by a large majority.
Gastmeau, the first of the mining pre
cinctB of the Juneau district to report,
gave 1666 votes for prohibition, 885
San Francisco, Nov. 9. The defeat
of the two dry amendments was
forecast here when the vote from 4936
precincts out of 5717 gave : For pro
hibition, 324,482; against, 449,465.
For liquor restriction, 335,534; against,
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 9. This
state remained "dry" by an over
whelming majority of the vote cast it
Tuesday's election. The proposed ini
tiative act to substitute local option
for the present state-wide prohibition,
was defeated by probably 20,000 on
the face of incomplete returns avail
Chicago, Nov. 9. Four states and
Alaska were added to dry territory by
Tuesday's election. Michigan, South
Dakota, Nebraska and Montana, from
latest returns, appear to have voted
for orohibition. In addition Florida
elected a Prohibition-Independent gov
ernor and Arkansas defeated an anti-
orohibition amendment. California
remained in the wet column.
Canada's War Debt Gains.
Ottawa, Ont. Canada's war expend
itures during the seyen months ending
October 31 of the fiscal year aggregat
ed nearly $127,500,000, or an average
of more than $18,000,000 monthly, ac
cordinz to figures issued here Saturday.
The Dominion's total net debt on Octo
ber 31 was approximately $095,778,
000, as compared with $492,628,000 a
year ago. The revenues for the seven
months amounted to $121,748,000 as
compared with $87,684,000 during the
same period in 1916. October reve
nues totaled about $18,168,000.
Cranberry Crop is Cut.
Marshfield North inlet, the cran
berry producing area of Coob county,
has only 25 per cent of its normal crop
this season. Some fine berries are
being marketed here. Growers are re
ceiving $3.50 a bushel, and it is doubt
ful if any cranberries will be exported
this fall. Reports of shortages every
where is likely to increase the selling
price to $4 or $4.50 before the winter
There are about 20 acres in cran
berries at North inlet, and instead of
harvesting the usual amount of from
3500 to 4000 bushels the rancherB will
not obtain much more than 1000 bush
elB. The shortage is attributed to late
frosts and the presence of water on
the vines for too long a period, that is,
until after the blooms were out.
Farmers Use Cars More.
Albany Automobiles arc being used
more and more by farmers in this vi
cinity in bringing farm produce to
town. One farmer residing near Al
bany surprised people on the streets
one day this week by driving into the
city with a wagonload of potatoes, tied
to the rear of the car. Others have
hauled sacks of potatoes to the city
piled up in the car. Clover seed and
other produce has been hauled the
same way. One man recently brought
a calf to town in hiB car. Garden
truck is frequently hauled to the city
in this manner. Some of the garden
ers, however, have regular auto trucks.
Jolt Ends Power to Sing;
Albany As the result of a jolt he
received recently, William M. Ander
son, who resides southeast of Albany,
has been literally knocked "out of
tune." In other words, he cannot
carry a tune, either whistling or Bing
ing, since the shock. Previously he
was a splendid singer. Several days
ago he was engaged in building a silo
and was holding a board which another
man was nailing. A blow on one end
of the board while the other was
against the side of Mr. Anderson's
bead, disabled his powers of melody.
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