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NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World's Important
Events Told in BrieL
Ten forest fires are raging in Mon
Mexican Federal forces are prepar
ing to cvncunto Mnzntlnn. ,
A train in Chicago hits an .auto,
killing one woman and three men,
The sting of a beo kills H. V. Hunt
ington, a resident of Silver Lake,
Holland has called all army reserves,
frontier guards and coast guards to the
One man was killed and eight in
jured in a 500,000 waterfront fire in
Germany refuses to make a treaty
with United States for general arbi
Thousands of American tourists are
marooned in various cities of Europo
by the war.
England seeks a four-nation confer
ence to avert war between Austria
E. B. Oshorn, a'noted Irish histor
ian. declares the Ulstermen are unlike
A farmer in Perry, Okla., killed
himself and two horses, when a chattel
mortgage on the animals came due.
The U. S. government will deposit
in the national banks of the country
34,000,000 to help move the crops.
A suggestion has been made in To
kio that United States and Japan offer
to mediate in the European imbroglio,
All foreign cargoes leaving Pacific
Coast ports are heavily covered with
war insurance, at greatly increased
A young"photographer who went to
Yosemite valley for pictures, fell over
a precipice 1000 feet high and was
Becky Edelson, the I. W. W. agita
tor in a New York prison, has broken
her hunger strike by eating the whites
of two eggs.
Ex-President Huerta, of Mexico,
who landed in Jamaica from Mexico,
recently, is reported to be waiting for
a ship to take him to Spam, where
he will reside.
The Bank of France has decided to
place in circulation 20-franc and 5
franc notes for the purpose of reliev
ing the difficulties of commerce arising
through the disappearance of gold and
An aluminum tag found in the Mex
ican War department office has proven
to be the identification mark of Pri
vate Samuel Parks, U. S. A. infantry,
who is believed murdered by the Mex
icans some time ago.
Martial law is proclaimed over Bol
dera, Russia, and the mouth of the
Dvina river and its vicinity. Steamers
have to obtain special permission to
pass in and out. The field of sub
marine mines outside the entrance to
the harbor is complete.
Cablegrams for Austria-Hungary,
Roumania, Bulgaria, Servia and Mon
tenegro are accepted by telegraph com
panies in New York subject to indefi
nite delay and only at the senders' risk
and increased expense. No telegrams
in code or cipher are accepted.
Rioting in Dublin continues and ovei
4000 persons march through the
Btreets. Town councils throughout Ire
land pass resolutions denouncing "the
massacre," which occurred recently
when a company of soldiers fired on a
mob in the streets, killing four and
Starting their second campaign for
woman suffrage, Ohio suffragists have
placed on file initiative petitions for
the submission in the November elec
tion of a proposal to amend the con
stitution so as to give women the right
to vote. A suffrage amendment was
defeated in September, 1912.
Lieutenant John Cyril Porte, who
was assigned to pilot Rodman Wana
maker's airboat America on the con
templated trip across the Atlantic,
may be called home by the British
naval authorities if war threatens to
involve Great Britain. Lieutenant
Porte is on a special aviation reserve
The streets of St.
sia, overflow with
First Clash of Troops
Comes on Danube River
Vienna The Servians Friday blow
up the bridgo Bpanning tho River Save,
between tho Austrian town of Scmlin
and Belgrade. Tho Austrinn infantry
and artillery stationed at Scmlin, in
conjunction with monitors on tho Dan
ube, fired on tho Servian positions be
yond tho bridge. Tho Servians re
treated after a short engagement with
It is said the Austrians havo an
other bridge, in sections, on their side
of the river, which they can put up in
a few days.
A small detachment of pioneers, in
co-operation with tho customs officers,
captured two Servian steamers laden
French Ruler Regrets Inability to Join
with ammunition and mines. The pio
neers ana revenue guards, alter a
sharp encounter, overcame the Servian
a o . t
crews ana tooK possession oi we ves
sels and their dangerous cargoes.
Popular enthusiasm is growing since
the emperor's manifesto and patriotic
demonstrations are being held all over
the country. Runs on the savings
banks are diminishing.
The war spirit in the Austrian cap
ital isMiourly increasing. The streets
of Vienna were so crowded with en
thusiastic persons, singing and parad
ing, that traffic in the leading thor-
niifrhfnrpi wnq nlmost hrntlcrht In n
standstill. The patriotic demonstra- pudiating responsibility for tho calam
WAR ON RUSSIA
Great European Conflict Begun;
England Stands Aloof.
Situation Is Germany and Austria
Against Russia, 'Vance and
Servia Italy Neutral.
London Events in tho European
crisis developed Sunday with startling
rapidity. Tho German ultimatum to
Russia, demanding that Russia ccuso
tho mobilization of her army, expired
at noon, and at 6:16 o'clock in tho af
ternoon tho German emperor signed a
At 7:30 o'clock tho German ambass
ador at St. Petersburg delivered n dec
laration of war in tho name of his gov
ernment to tho Russian government,
and the entire staff of tho embassy
immediately left St. Petersburg.
Although, after tho warlike speeches
delivered by tho Gorman emperor
and the imperial chancellor at
Berlin on Friday, no other result could
be expected, hopes that the dread
event might bo averted had been
raised by tho intervention of King
Gcorgo in St. Petersburg. Hence tho
actual declaration of war had not bcon
expected for another day or two.
Now the dio is cast and Europe is to
be plunged into n general war, which
has been the apprehension of European
statesmen for generations. It is now
only a question of how soon n state of
actual war will cxiBt between Gormany
Placards were posted in Paris calling
for genera mobilization, and the Ger
man ambassador, although ho had not
been handed his passports, was prepar
ing to leave tho French capital.
It is not known exactly at what hour
Germany's ultimatum to France, ask
ing that country to define what atti
tude she would assume in caso of i
war by Germany and Austria against
Russia, was to expire, but it is be
ioved it wiil not bo long before diplo
matic relations will be ruptured or war
The German emperor and his advis
era nave maintained to tho last that
they mado supreme efforts for the Bake
of peace, and the last of the scries of
earnest appeals from Emperor William
to Emperor Nicholas, a telegram re
Corn Is Best Crop for
Silage, Says Professor
R. R. Graves, professor of Dairying,
Oregon AgricuUurol college, states
that corn Is the principal Hllngo crop
bociuiHO it will produce more food mn
torinla to tho aero than other crops;
is easier to harvcflt and put into tho
silo than such crops as clover, outs and
vetch, and onts and pens; it makes a
cleanor-tlavorcd, more palatable Hllngo
than other crops and it packs well and
contains thu proper amount of HUgar
to produce tho proper amount of acid
for tho best preservation ami for thu
best quality of silage.
Corn should preferably bo cut for
flilago when thu kernels arc past thu
milk stago and nro glazed and dented
and tho lower loaves of tho plant nro
turning brown, I! oh id oh making a
more acid Bilage, immature corn in not
ho nutritious an more mature corn.
Tho Now York experiment station
found that corn in tho silk stago con
tained 800 per cunt more dry matter
than when in the tassclcd Htagc, 30
per cent moro in thu milk stage than
in tho nilked stage, and CD per cent
moro in tho glazed Btngu than In thu
milk stage. Immature corn Ih poor
fowl whether fed green or put into silo.
When corn Ih frosted boforo It him
reached tho dosirublu ntngo of matur
ity, it nhould bo put into thu hIIo at
once. If loft standing lit thu fluid for
any length of tlino after frosting, wa
ter should bo added to replace that lost
by oviiH)ratlon. Very dry corn put In
to tho hIIo without adding water Ih
llkoly to mold, or "llro-fang."
Whoro poHBlblo, It Ih advlHiiblo to
euro legumes for hay and grow corn
for Hilago, hut It often liappoun in
Western Oregon that tho weather con
dltloiiH aro unfavorable for curing hay
at tho time when tho crop Ih ready to
cut. In th Ih case, tho crop may bo
put Into thu hIIo and if cut at thu right
ntngo and extra care in taken to pack
tho nllago thoroughly, it very palatable
focd will bo had. Owing to tho high
protein content of luguuio Hllngo, It Ih
difficult to keep. TIiIh can bo ovor
como largely by adding to tho leguino
crops mich mi ryo, which contains huIII
clont HUgar to nflon! thu production
of enough acid to prevent thu protein
content of tho leguino from decaying.
Thu ryo should bo mixed with tho leg
uino in thu proportion of two-thirds
lugutnu and one-third rye.
Drive Thousands of Sheep
Many Miles to Market
Lakoviow Ah a sequel to tho re-, to Doylo, on tho Western Pacific,
fusal of the forestry officials to main- Since, three double-dcck narrow gauge
tain a driveway for sheep through tho ;
cars will nil but ono doublo-dccK
i nditwliml imni'it IIiIm kMH limviiHllw
Modoc reserve, one lot of 19,000 sheep ,mrrow BnUK0 c,mmny triir equal to
is boing driven from hero to Mon-' $90 a broad gungo car, against $51
taguo, California, by way of tho Tulo which tho Western Pacific charges
lako and Dog lake countries, a (lis- from Doylo to thu count.
j It was promptly accepted by tho
jects of the emperor, and patriotic
demonstrations continue without cessa
tion, The British and French embas
sies and the Servian legation are sur
rounded by crowds of cheering Russians.
War uplrit prevails everywhere and It
Is reported the emperor, In case of
hostilities, la to take supremo com
mand, Thl eellnjf has also extended
to tho distant workmen's sections of
tions surpassed in extent and fervor
anything witnessed within memory.
Daily Cost of General
War Would be $54,000,000
It is estimated that the cost of a
general war, such as would ensue if
Germany, England, France, Russia,
Italy and Roumania should be drawn
into the conflict between Austria and
Servia, would be 54,000,000 a day.
This is based on the estimate that 20,-
000,000 men would be called to arms,
of whom half would be sent to the
front. The cost is divided by an ex
pert as follows :
Provisioning of troops, 12,500,000;
feeding of horses, 1,000,000; pay,
4,250,000; wages, arsenals and har
bors, 1,000,000; mobilization, 2,
000,000; transport of foodstuffs, wea
pons, etc., 4,000,000. Ammunition
Infntry, 4,000,000; artillery, 1,250,
000; ship artillery, 375,000; fitting
out of army, 4,000,000; ambulance
service, 500,000; movement of ships,
5,000,000; deficit in taxes, 10,000,
000; support for population without
means, 6,750,000; requisitions, dam
ages to towns, bridges, etc., 2,000,
000; total, 54,125,000.
If such a war lasted as long as the
brief Franco-Pruessian conflict of 1870
the outlay on this basis would exceed
5,000,000,000 irrespective of war In
$10,000 Damages Asked.
Astoria A suit was filed in the Cir
cuit court hero by John Martinous
against the Clatsop Mill company to re
cover 10,000 damages for alleged per
sonal injuries, 100 for medical at
tendance and 180 for wages, which
he could have earned. The complaint
alleges that on May 18, 1914, when
the plaintiff was working at the com
pany's mill, ho was struck in the left
eyo and his sight destroyed.
Spain Assembles All Warships.
Gibraltar Spain has ordered every
available warship to assemble at the
Balearic Isles, in tho Mediterranean,
Tho battleship Pclayo and several
cruisers are proceeding from tho Moor
ish coast, una tho cruiser JSxtremuduni
and a torpedo boat squadron uru leav
ing AlgeclruB for thu sumo destination.
ity threatening the world, on grounds
that while Germany was engaged in
mediating with Austria-Hungary at
ivussin b request, itussin by her gen
eral mobilization was threatening Ger
Americans in Paris Safe
But Many in Dire Need
Paris The situation of Americans
on account of the war crisia was much
worse Monday. Their panic was In
creased by the closing of banks, Cook's
agency and American Express at noon.
However, the latter two concerns met
all paper with cash and promises to
The inability to secure money is tho
chief peril of the Americans, for there
will be plenty of trains to boats after
mobilization Is over.
Amuassaaor nerricK. nowever, con
siders the financial situation so crit
ical, it is reported, he will ask Wash
ington to send a swift cruiser with i
cargo of gold to enable Americans to
cash their checks, at present useless.
He also will ask for transports to fa
cilitate getting out of the country.
In case war is declared America will
take over the business of tho German
embassy here, and in Berlin Ambassa
dor Gerard will assume the business of
tho French embassy. This mutual ac
commodation on the part of tho United
States will prevent any ill feeling
toward American citizens in either
country, assuming German business
means a tremendous amount of work.
Ambassador iierrick saiu there were
still 100,000 Germans in the country.
In case they are given the order Im
mediately to leave France they will bo
herded over the Spanish frontier to
the furthest point from home.
6000 Gather at Palace.
London There was a scene of great
enthusiasm outside Buckingham Palace
Monday. A crowd of C000 gathered
before tho palace, sang the national
anthem, and called for King George,
who, with Queen Mary, appoarcd on a
balcony and bowed in rcsponso to
cheers given for him and for Franco.
Japan Takes War Move.
Toklo Tho emperor has specially
summoned tho privy council to consid
er Japan's attitude with relation to
tho European war, Tho emperor Iihh
linked Lieutenant General Oku, the
mlnlHter of war, lo report to Mm on
tho condition of tho army,
tanco of about 150 miles.
Tho sheop wcru bought In Lako,
Crook and Wasco counties for tho Cali
fornia markets by buyera for tho
Wcstorn Meat company, of San Fran
cisco. The company, together with
Western Meat company for tho first
10,000 head of hcup, with thu proviso
that tho railway wan to furniith 50 earn
a day and movo 400 head of sheep
daily. There wore but 20 earn hero
Lako county sheepmen acting as a j tho first day and it has transpired that
unit, asked that a permanent drivoway tho company owns but GG stock cam.
through tho Modoc reserve bo granted, , The meat company thereupon canceled
such as has been In use for 40 yearn. tho order and determined to drive to
Ramsoy M. Cox, general manager of Montague, meanwhile having obtained
the Novada-Cttllfornla-Oregon narrow j a special rato from tho Southurn Pncl
guago railway, joined with the for-jfic.
estry men in opposing tho trailing Tho Hhccp aro fnt wethers and they
proposition, and ut a public meeting ' sold nt $1.50 to $1.75 a head, which Ib
offered a reduction from 38.17 to $30 , tho highest price ever paid In these
for a narrow gaugo car from Lakoviow I parts.
Naturalist Says Flics
Will Swarm Next Week
Eugeno On or about August 9, tho
swallows will leave Oregon. Then look
out for files. This Ib the prediction of
Dr. C. F. Hodge, tho naturalist nt tho
university of Oregon, who has spent
moro than a year in tho state studying
biological conditions and their effect
upon living conditions in Oregon.
Dr. Hodge's students nro conducting
a fly census or BUrvey of tho city of
Eugene, which is tho only place in the
state in which an unti-fiy sanitation
campaign has been conducted or for
more than ono year. In this, tho
second summer of Dr. Hodgo s work,
Eugene has been so nearly flyless that
the city health officer felt able to Btato
that there was scarcely enough breed
ing stock left to supply Eugeno with
with flics next year. This Dr. Hodgo
believes is too Btrong a statement. He
says tho preventative work has bcon
good enough to havo considerable
effect with the help of tho swallows,
which aro tho busiest fly catchers, but
that when they leave thero haB got to
bo a more thorough cleaning up or old
fly conditions will bo repeated.
Nineteen other cities started anti
fly work this year but none of them
has upprouched success so closely as
bugenc. Dr. Hodgo believes, how
ever, that the educational work hus
been sufficient to furnish u good basis
for satisfactory elimination next year.
Astoria Salmon Catch Good.
Astoria Tho catch of salmon in
the section of tho river close to tho
bar was good thiB week. In fact, tho
best for several weekfl. Several fish
crmen got as high as 700 to 800 pounds
to tho boat, while ono man obtained
3300 pounds of fish as a result of ono
night's work. Tho salmon taken aver
aged largo in sizo nnd arc of the best
Thousands of Sheep Forwarded.
Ashland Thirty carloads of Bhcep,
n all 7319 animals, wero forwarded
south from hero after boing unloaded
for feeding. The shlnnors wero Miller
& Lux, extensive Oregon and Cali
fornia Btockmen. Tho sheep wero
from Idaho points, tho destination
being Oakland, Cal. Not an unlmiil
Potato Beetle Appears at Union.
Union Tho Colorado beetle Iiuh
made Its uppearancc In this vulley and
potuto growers nro endeavoring to
stamp out tho post In its Inclploncy,
inns far tho damage has been s uht.
'otato fanners nro thoroughly aroused
and ovory effort will bo exerted to
mud off this unwolcomo Immigrant.
Fence Gap Is Decried.
Ashland A hearing Involving a sus
pension of tho statu fencing Htatuto
was held hero boforo F. J. Miller,
chairman of tho Stato Railroad com
mission. Tho plea was mado in behalf
of tho Southorn Pacific. Tho specific
territory lies between White Point and
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HUli (.TCUK, II UIDWIIICU Ul II L, JUL. MX
miles, in a rather inaccessible region
of the Sisklyous, south of Ashland.
About half a dozen ranchers attend
ing tho hearing contended that this
neglected gap along thu right of way
ought to be reinforced. Tho railroad
was represented by Superintendent
Metcnlf, of tho Shasta division, and
Division Engineers Webster and Har
shaw. The chairman of the communion will
submit testimony and details to a full
mooting of tho state board.
School Gain Is Shown.
Salem Tho school census of Ben
ton, Columbia, Gilliam and Grant
counties, .announced by Superintendent
of Public Instruction Churchill, shows
advancement in many features over
In Benton county tho total attend
ance this year was 3921, a gain of 200
ovor last yenr. There was a falling
off in eighth grado diplomas, tho num
ber last year being 171 and this year
Thero Is a gain in attendance of
about 300 in Colubmln county this
year. A gnin In attendance of 33 In
Gilliam county Ib shown over last
year, tho, attendance this year boing
1122. Tho attendance in Grant county
lust year was 1833 and this voar 1904.
Show Samples Gathered.
Oregon City Tho work of nronar-
ing tho fruits and grains for tho San
Francisco exposition to roprosont tho
Willamotto valloy is progressing rap
idly. O. E. Froytag, publicity di
rector of tho Oregon City Commercial
club, is In charge Dozens of Jars of
fruits and small vegetables aro nre-
pared and tho grain Ih being dried out.
Wheut, outs, several varieties of hav
and mnny other irralns aro In tho col-
ection. Ono Bamplo of wheat meas
ures nearly eight feet.
Rich Ore Strike Reported.
Ashland Reports Indicate a rich
strike In quartz mado by tho I lop wood
iros., south of Mount Ashland, in tho
lungry creek neighborhood, Thoy
invo been working tho "Bumblebee"
claim of tho Bijou group. Tho find Is
qiiito near thu California lino in Jack
son county, about 20 miles from this
ity Humpies ot 500 pounds of rogk
ivo yielded fabulous returns, accord-
UK to thu owners,