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NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World's Important
, Events Told in Brief.
A big Russian warship has run
aground at Aland islands.
Paris is without lights, having run
out of coal and no nioro is to bo had.
Diplomatic relations between Franco
and Germany were formally broken off.
The women of Franco havo been
called to the fields to gather the unhar-
German societies in Portland, Or,,
are collecting funds with which to help
It is reported that the Germans in a
single sea fight, lost 19 ships to tho
English and French.
Germans arc reported to have quit
attack on the city of Liege, Belgium,
after losing thousands of men.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the
President, died at the White House
at 5 o'clock Thursday evening.
At a mass meeting of socialists in
Brussels it was. resolved to. uphold tho
government in its present crisis.
Big German liner slips out of New
York harbor in the night and without
passengers,, but loaded with coal.
The Standard Oil company has an
nounced that it may be necessary for
that company to curtail tho output of
Many instances are being told of the
shameful treatment of Russians who
were caught at German watering
places and rest-cures.
According to a Sofia dispatch, the
mobilization of the Servian army has
disclosed defects and shown that it
was unprepared for war.
Twenty-five thousand men worked
throughout Sunday night entrenching
the frontier between the Belgian forts
and the German boundary.
The report circulated in London that
there had been a naval engagement in
the North Sea between British and j
German warships is untrue.
It was officially announced that
France had undertaken in the event of
hostilities to fulfill her obligations to
preserve Belgian neutrality.
John Burns, president of the local
government board of London, has re
signed. He is in disagreement with
the war policy of the government.
President Wilson appealed to the
managers of the 98 Western railroads,
to arbitrate its differences with its
men, and the same has been accepted.
U, S. Neutrality Must Be
Positively Obeyed to Letter
Washington, D. C. Tho magnitude
of tho problem of American neutrality
in tho international war into which
Europo has boon plunged, what it may
mean in tho futuro in tho internation
al relations of tho United States and
how great its importance may prove
to Americans at present, camo sharply
to tho attention of tho administration.
Prompt steps wero taken to sco that
tho President's proclamation of ncu
trality is observed to tho letter. In
structions wero telegraphed to overy
collector of customs throughout tho
American tourists in Paris are un
able to cash their checks and are
stranded, owing to the Euorpean war.
"New York bankers will send $3,500,
000 in gold to relieve tho stress.
The Hindus employed at the Ham
mond Lumber company's mill at As
toria, Or., are said to be planning to
return to India soon to join in tho
revolution that is expected to ensue.
while England is involved in war.
All the London morning papers, even
those representing the peace party,
are unanimous in support of the gov
ernment's view that England is bound
to fight in behalf of France and in the
defense of Belgian and Dutch neu
Secretary Redfield, of the depart
ment of Commerce, says : "American
crops can and must .move to Europe,
which must have our wheat or starve.
Just as soon' as the question of su-
premacy oi tne seas is settled com
merce will be resumed."
An official dispatch to St. Peters
burg from Libau says that a German
cruiser on Sunday bombarded the town
The cruiser fired 20 shells, one of
which struck the naval hospital.
blight damage was done, but no one
was killed or wounded. Tho cruiser
American trans-Atlantic liners havo
abolished first and third class passages,
and only accept second class or steer
age. Many kiiropean royal persons
are accepting second class passage
home on American ships, rather than
take any chances on foreign vessels.
Dudley Field Malone, collector of
the Port of New York, had all the
foreign consuls in New York before
him in the custom house and asked
them, upon their honor, to co-operate
with him in seeing that the neutrality
of the United States is observed. All
promised to do so.
More than 1000 Austrians employed
in Windsor, Out., and vicinity, arc be
ing kept under close surveillance by
the authorities. Leaders of the Austro
lluBgarlan colony havo been officially
warned that ny of tholr countrymen
who are suspected of conspiring
against Great Britain will ba arreted,
Delinquent Tax Penalty
Decided as 10 Per Cent
Salem Tho State Tax commission
has announced that 10 por cent is tho
total penalty to bo added to taxes de
linquent Soptcmber 1. A majority of
tho sheriffs had construed tho law as
meaning that tho delinquents would
havo to pay interest at tho rate of 12
per cent n year from April 1 in addi
tion to tho 10 per cent.
In a letter to Will C. Smith, sheriff
at Grnnts Pass, Commissioner Gallo
way defines tho law as construed by
tho commission. Ho says:
"It is our opinion that 10 por cent In
tho total penalty to bo added to taxoB
delinquent on tho first day of Septem
ber. This penalty applies to taxes as
originally charged, and la not In ndtll
Hon to tho cumulntlvo penalty of 1
por cent n month applying during tho
11 vo months prior to September 1, tho
ditto of delinquency. Tho 10 por cent
delinquency supersedes and takes tho
plnco of all prior penalties."
MRS. WOODROW WILSON
Wife of President Wilson, who died
Thursday evening, Aug. 6. Inter
ment was at Rome, Ga., the de
ceased's girlhood home.
country to see that it is observed and
that vessels clearing from American
ports make out tho necessary papers.
To supplement this, orders were
sent to the commander of every rev
enue .cutter from Eastport, Me., to Se
attle and Nome, Alaska, to give every
possible assistance to the customs offi
cers to avoid violations of the proclamation.
The cutters' cruising grounds cover
every mile from Maine to Galveston
and up the Pacific Coast.
For tho present their officers and
men will act in conjunction with the
customs officials in port. If there are
reports, however, of strange expedi
tions in the windings of the coast
where there are no collectors, and if
smuggling of arms is attempted, the
cutters will be sent out on patrol duty
to search the seas.
1 flirty -Eight Passengers
Are Killed in Collision
Joplin, Mo. Thirty-eight persons
were killed and 25 injured Thursday
night in a collision between north
bound .passenger train No. 2, on the
Kansas City Southern railway, and a
Missouri & North Arkansas railroad
gasoline motorcar, running- on tho
Kansas City Southern track near Tip
ton Ford, ten miles south of here.
Mistaken orders are said to havo
caused the accident.
Among the injured was Dora Major,
With supposedly a clear track
ahead, the passenger train plunged at
full speed into tne motorcar, which
was coming from the opposite dire&
tion. iiacn is said to have been run
ning 35 miles an hour. The motorcar
was telescoped and its gasoline reser
voir exploded, throwing burning oil
over the wreckage.
The heavy train crushed tho motor
car like paper and the crash was im
mediately followed by the fire, which
spread death and Injury to almost
everyone on tho motor.
Nicaragua Gets $3,000,000.
Washington, D. C Secretary Bry-
an and General CIiHmorro, tho Nlcar
oguan minister signed tho treaty to
pay 83,000,000 to tho Central Ameri
can republic for perpetual Inter-ocennlc
canal rights and nuva! basis in tho
Gulf of FonuccH,
New Railroad to Coos
Bay Now Seems Sure
Suthorlin With tho filing of arti
cles of incorporation for tho Suthcrlin,
Coos Bay & Eastern railway at Roso
burg, and tho annuoncemcnt that con
tracts for tho first actual construction
work would bo let next week, Suthor
lin had tho first assurance that n now
railroad, west to Coos Bay and cast,
eventually, to Boise, Idaho, would bo
It was mndo known hero that the
Mussor, Roach & Weyerhaeuser tim
ber interests wero behind tho proposed
rood. Tho capital stock has been set
Tho survey of tho first 27 miles has
been completed, and taps a 50,000-acre
tract of Douglas fir near Suthorlin.
Tho contrnct for tho grading of this
section will bo lot next week.
Fifteen surveyors are now working
running a lino through tho Cascado
Officers and directors of tho com
pany will ho elected next month.
Tho announcement that tho railroad
would bo realized also practically
assured Suthorlin of two now sawmills
and a box factory, construction of
which will start at onco.
Tho incorporators of tho new rail
road arc Gcorgo II. Glynn, Charles A.
Stark and Charted E. Lemon, all of
Jackson County Fair
Set for September 9 to 12
Mcdford Great preparations havo
been made for tho Jackson County
Fair, which will tako placo hero Sep
tember 9 to 12, inclusive
Special efforts aro boing made to ob
tain a record number of exhibits.
Premiums offered for fruit and stock
total $2500. One exhibit, which is to
be sent to tho Panama-Pacific exposi
tion, will be made up of more than COO
products taken from one farm, that of
D. M. Lowe, of Ashland. It will in
cludo 50 varieties of corn, 100 varic
tics of fro it,
States, and many other products.
Space is to bo allotted for exhibits
of unnamed fruits. Growers aro be
ing urged to bring in fruits of this
character and submit them for expert
examination. Varieties exhibited will
be named by competent fruit men.
The exhibition of other varieties of
fruit than those listed also is invited,
and if funds will allow, premiums will
bo awarded. A speed program will
take placo September 10, 11 and 12.
The purses for the various events total
$2400. In addition to tho racing,
Aeroplane flights and a Wild West
show will be attractions.
More Good Roads Are
Wanted in Lincoln County
Newport Petitions aro boing cir
eulnted asking tho county court to
havo placed on tho ballot at tho fa
election tho proposition of bonding tho
county for $190,000 5 per cent, 20
year bonds, tho money to bo used i
tho construction of pormnncnt roads.
Last spring similar petitions wero
circulated and the required number of
names secured, but the County court
not caring to tako tho responsibility of
calling a special election, a mass meet
ing of the citizens of tho county wan
called by tho county judgo and as the
nnrvMinntu nf rrrtvl f-nnfltt WArn In fit
jo varieties oi grains j attendance influence was brought to
grown in mc uniicu j bear and tho special elect on was not
called. It is believed, however, that
the county court will now pluco the
proposition before tho people at the
regular election. Good roads aro bad
ly needed here, as in winter it is al
most impossible to get over tho pros
cnt ones with a team and most of tho
farmers come to town on horseback
laying in a stock of provisions in the
FALL OF LIEGE
Brussels Announces Victory for
Emperor William to Join General
Staff" in Alsace Japan Gets
Active in Far Kant.
Valley Exhibit at Panama-Pacific
Salem That Willamette valley
products will be well represented at
the Panama-Pacific exposition was
assured at a meeting of tho Willam
ette Valley Exposition association.
Members reported that much headway
had been mado in their sections to
ward obtaining exhibits and that the
people were deeply interested in mak
ing the best showing possible.
George M. Hyland, director of ex
ploitation of the state committee, an
nounced that ho had made arrange
ments for the construction of booths so
that all parts of the stato would have
plenty of space.
Those at tho meeting were, A. O.
Sarff, McMinnville; N. E. Britt,
Nowberg; If. Dunsmore, Independence;
H. G. Campbell, Dallas: C. A, Mur
phy, Corvallis; Chris Myhre, Junction
City; C. II. Stewart, Albany; E. C.
Roberts, Lebanon; L. D. Pettyjohn,
St. Paul; Fred S. Bynon, Salem; and
O. E. Freytag, Oregon City.
Fields Burn Near Itoseburg.
Roseburg A largo crew of men
were at work near Dillard fighting a
grass fire which for a timo threatened
to wipe out several farm barns situ
ated in that locality. Tho flames
spread to the largo ranch of Samuel
Miller, who authorized tho employ
ment of as many men as were neces
sary to combat tho flames.
Lightning Starts Blaze.
Springfield Lightning started a fire
on tho F. L. Withers place, in tho hills
five miles east of here, and eight or
ten acres were burned over. Heavy
timber owned by the Southern Pacific
is threatened. Heavy smoko over tho
upper Willamette valley all day pre
vented discovery of the firo until night.
Salmon Pickling Held Up.
Astoria Tho inability to ship
pickled salmon to Germany on account
of tho war is tho cause of considerable
worry among tho local pHckors, Threo
of the cold u tor ago plants have stopped
pickling, und during tho balance of tho
HOHHon tho groat bulk of tho catch will
KO Into cans.
Three Burned to Death
in Oregon Forest Fire
Drain Threo men lost their lives
in a forest fire which destroyed all
camp equipment and threo donkey
gines of tho Leona Mills Lumber com
pany, two miles west of tho town of
Leona. The fire is still raging and
largo force of men arc fighting it.
The dead aro Jdhn P. Durfce, Albert
bailey and George Hughes.
Hiram Applegate and .several others
wore badly burned.
The firo started from a log on which
two blasts of dynamito had been
placed. One of the charges did not
expoldo and tho men wero afraid to
approach tho spot to combat the firo
until it had spread beyond control.
The victims wero caught when tho
wind suddenly chnnged tho course of
the fire, surrounding them.
Mr. Durfee is survived by a wifo
and two children, and Mr. Hughes
leaves a bride of three montliB.
Growers After Cannery Site.
Gresham A meeting of tho Gres
ham Fruitgrowers' association will bo
called this week to select a site for tho
co-operative cannery. This announce
ment is mado by President H. E,
Davis. Six sites in Gresham havo
been offered Field Superintendent
Sterling, and Troutdale haB offered a
free site, trackage and a $1000 bonus.
Grounds for tho now cannory will bo
broken by September 1, say tho direc
Ashland's July Rainfall Tiny.
Ashland Rainfall In this locality
for July was tho lightest for years, not
exceeding J of an inch. July was also
an unusually clear month. Tho hottest
duy thus far in the season was July 18,
which registered 99 degrees. August
opened up smoky and dry. Tho local
water supply, duo to oxtenslvo Im
provements in tho system, has
First Seed Wheat Sold.
Baker Tho first wheat of tho
son was sold by J. II. Myers, when ho
brought in 300 bsuhels of tho Turkey
red variety from tho machlno and dis
posed of It to a seed company for 70
cents a bushel, Tho wheat whh of tho
finest quality and brought tho too price
of tho market. Harvest U now on In
full blast In Uaker county and about
50,000 bushels of early wheat will be
on tho market In a few weeks,
Brussels It wan admitted hero lato
Sunday that tho town of Llugo had
been occupied by tho OormnnH.
London Tho occupation of Llcgo by
tho Gormnna is confirmed in a dispatch
received hero from Brussels early
Confirmation of tno rojwrts that
Licgo hud boon taken by tho Germnnn
apparently was given by dispatches re
ceived from Berlin, although advices
coming from Belgian, French and Brit
ish sources maintained that thu fort
there still wero in tho hands of King
It whh assorted in these dispatchen
that, although tho city wan invested,
"thoro has been no serious occupation
of tho town by tho Germans."
An olllcinl dispatch Issued by tho
Belgian gcnoral staff iiald thu advanced
German troops wero being pushed back
and that thu German offensive move
ment had ceased.
A junction of Belgian, British and
French troops in Belgium is reported
to have been effected, and a clash be
tween German ami French cavalry
south of Namur is said to havo taken
Athens dispatches say largo Turkish
forces aro being concentrated on Bul
garian territory by ngrccment with
Emperor William Is reported to havo
left for tho Alsatian frontier to join
tho German general staff.
The British admiralty announces
that Gorman submarines attacked a
British cruiser squadron, but that tho
British ships escaped undamaged,
while one German submarine wan
Franco has requested tho Austrian
ambassador to explain Austria's In
tentions in an alleged movement across
Germany to the French frontier.
Cholera Is said to havo broken out
among tho Austrian and Servian
A cablegram from Tokio says serious
conversations are proceeding between
tho Toklo and London governments"
concerning whether Japan will take
part in an attack on the German col
ony of Tsing Tau.
Tho French and Belgian governments
havo directed that tho resources of the
two countries shall bo tho common
property of Franco and Belgium.
Great Enthusiasm Is
Awakened in All France
Paris Tho Invasion of Lower Al-
saco by n French army under tho com
mand of Gcnoral Joseph Joffrc, tho
French commander in chief, has
awakened great enthusiasm throughout
French military authorities, while
recoglzing that tho occupation of Alt
kirch and Mulhauscn by tho French
troops is of high strategic importance,
beliovo that tho successful advanco of
tho French nrmy far across tho Ger
man frontier will have considerable
It is also unofficially reported that
Kolmar, to tho north, has fallen, into
the hands of tho French.
Nono of these threo places was
strongly fortified, and all of them Ho
outsldo tho lino of real German de
fense, boing regarded as ouptosts of
tho strongly fortified cities.
Tho German garrisons wero numcr
cally fairly strong, but it was under
stood that in case of attack thoy would
merely endeavor to hindor tho French
advance before falling back on their
Neu Broisach, where thoy aro said
to have retired, lies to tho cast of
Kolmar, and Is strongly fortified,
while Strassburg, some dlstanco to tho
north, Is tho conter of n great atrcrro-
gation of Gorman troops, Is strongly
fortified, and supposed to bo prepared
for a long Hi ego.
Official reports of tho fighting be
tween tho French and German troops
state that tho French losses wero "not
excessive," while those of tho Ger
mans aro declared by tho French to
lavo been "very serious,"
Austrian Slavs Arc Sent.
Paris It Is reported that Austria is
sending her Fifteenth Army CorpB
across Germany to tho French frontier.
Ills corps is composed principally of
Slav subjects who, it whh through t,
might not bo dependable in action
gainst Russia. When tho report
reached the foreign office hero tho
Austrian ambassador was requested to
niako a declaration of Austria' lton
Ions toward Franco,