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S NOTES OF
Ucsumo of World's Important
Events Told m BrioL
American tourists nro fast lenvlng
Montenegrins Imvo invaded Austrlnn
1. III1ID HtU lUlllllllftlll IIUIIIU IU UlVblr
n now pojio,
Jnpun huti ordered Iwo million bnlcB
of Amorlcnn cotton.
Iceberg uro menacing ocean travel
In the North Atlantic.
The war linn materially checked Im
migration to thin country.
General Carrnnza is now tlio provis
ionnl prculdcnt of Mexico.
Gorman cavalry in reported to huvo
entered the city of RrusHols.
J. I. Morgan tolls U. 8. Treasury
department business ia improving.
Austria has called to nrma nil ablo
bodied men from 20 to 42 yearn of ago.
Sugar ban climbed to $8.05 por"huri
drcd, the highest price in many years.
Japan promises to protect American
and Japanese merchantmen on the Pn
cinc. From Homo comes n dispatch that
tlio French have sunk four Austrian
A Japanese emitter in trailing a Gor
Gorman cruiser up and down the Pa
Nearly nil German manufactories
are idle and the dally Iobb In Hald to bo
The warring nations are buying the
Chinese eggs intended for shipment to
Chnuncey Dopew, stranded in Eu
rope, sat nine bourn on a flatcnr in-
Switzerland in trying to borrow
money in the United States with which
to food her nrmy.
Two Tacotna ministers went "idum
ming" recently in that city nnd found
the "lid" on tight.
Two youths in Pittsburg "succeeded
in robbing n bank nnd escaping in a
Flvo persona wuro killel by n tor
nado in Pennsylvania, nnd'niuch dnm
ago to property wns done.
Constant rains nt Fairbanks, Alnskn,
have caused tho Tnnnnn river to over
flow, causing much damage.
Shoo plants of tho International
Shoe company nt St. Lou in have been
closed on account of tho wnr.
Every ship that anils out of Now
York for English ports sails light,
though England is begging for food.
Another Boxer uprising in China in
fctired by tho government nnd precau
tions nro taken to protect foreigners.
European nations nt wnr are said to
opposo tho United States' plan to buy
ships for international commcrco pur
poses. , Moxico City cheers lustily when Car
rnnzn'a nrmy enters tho city. Tho par
ade was six miles long nnd everything
It is reported that Germany will re
fuse tho ultimatum of Japan to ovne
uato Kiau Chau, Chinn, and will fight
to the last.
Tho U. S. cruiser North Carolina
has landed in England and Franco $3,
000,000 in gold to rolievo the stranded
Reports in Moxico City are to tho
effect that tho United Stntes will
rccognizo tho Carrnnza government
Tho Bclginn capital hns been
moved becnuso of tho advance of tho
German cnvnlry. Tho now float of
government ia now at Antwerp.
A proclamation was Issuci! formally
from Washington netting forth tho
neutrality of tho United Stntca in tho
wnr between Bolglum nnd Germany.
In Parin 600,000 nro out of employ
ment, nnd tho government proposes to
put to work finishing buildings undor
construction, nil youths nnd old men.
A company of "Rough RIdorB" is
being organized in Paris. Throo Amer
icans liavo promlHcd to furnish tho
best mountH money enn buy for tho en
According to Information from Bor
lln, the Spanish government linn noti
fied Germany of its strict neutrality,
denying at tho same tlmo having any
treaty with any power.
A war appropriation of $50,000,000
Iph been put through tho Canadian
liouuu of commoiiH, Thoro wan no op
position or crltlclmn. Tlio proceeding
wimpled just one minute,
Americana Abroad in Need
Lower All Social Barriers
London Thousands of Americans
gather daily nt tho Savory hotel, where
tho great ballroom nnd a score of ten-
room and private dining rooms havo
been given over to the Americans nnd
American resident committees,- which
aro providing for tho wants of visitors
from tho United Stntcii stranded in
Every morning when tho doors of
the relief headquarters nro thrown
open at 10 o'clock an army of Ameri
can tourists rushes to tho various in
formation booths in search of news
concerning the probable nailing of
ships to tho United Stntes. Ten bank
era nnd their clerks nro kept busy at
work providing monoy for travelers
with letters of credit, while commit
tees of representative men nnd women
investigate credentials of persons who
havo exhausted their fund, but hold
tickets on tho steamship lines which
have discontinued sailings.
A largo postofllco force handles tho
mail for the stranded Americans, All
letters and cablegrams sent in care of
tho American embassy nro now being
turned over to tho committees with
their trained assistants.
Men nnd women of all nges, mil
lionnires, humble workmen, school
teachers nnd society leaders dressed
in elaborate Parisian gowns, move
shoulder to shoulder in tho crowd seek
ing assistance from tho relief workers.
The war has levelled (01 social-barriers
ryhd put nil trnvclors on one level.
I Americans who straggle into London
from Copenhagen, Rottcrdnm nnd
Cherbourg are equally helpless. Most
of ihem are provided with trnvclors'
cheeks or letters of credit, which were
of llttlo use to them in Merlin, Geneva
and Home. From Austria, Switzer
land, Germany nnd Franco Americans
hnvo mudo their way to England na
best they could. Few of them were
able to get sleeping enr accommoda
tions, and nearly all of them lost their
American Consul Jailed
by Mexicans at Hermosillo
El PasoLouis Hostcltcr, American
consul nt Hermosillo, Sonorn, has been
placed in jail by the Mexican authori
ties, according to assertions made by
Carrnnza officials nlong the border. It
was not made known whether ho had
Tho responsibility for tho consul's
arrest is the subject of dispute be
tween tho Carranza and Villa factions.
General Villa, commander in chief of
Chihuahua, whose warlike preparations
recently hnvo occasioned so much mis
giving, telegraphed Colonel Elios
Cntlcs, n Carrnnza officer, blaming him
for I Ios tetter's arrest. Rodolfo do la
Huertn, a Carranza official, tele
graphed agents here that Hostctter
had been imprisoned by order of Joso
Maria Maytorena, tho governor- of
Sonorn, who is in open revolt against
the Carranza ccntrnl government, rep
resented by Cnllcs.
Villn remains at Chihuahua City. It
was reported that throughout his zono
recruiting of troops and tho arming of
them with rifles smuggled over tho
border hero continued with unabated
vigor. Villa's agonta here have ar
ranged for tho delivery of largo hospi
tal supplies Buitablo for n long cam
Methodists Fight Proposed
Federal Tax on Liquors
Topeka, Kan. Asking them tounito
In vigorous opposition to any effort to
incrcaso the Federal tax on liquors, a
call was sent to 17,000 pastors of
Methodist churches In the United
States from the offico hero of tho gen
eral secretary of tho Tempcranco So
ciety of tho Methodist Church.
"Any extension of this iniquitous
participation in the profits of this
vicious nnd inherently wicked trnde
will bo fought to tho Inst ditch by
every church member who realizes its
shameful naturo," sets forth Clarenco
Truo Wilson, general secretary.
"Doubling tho Fcdoral tax on liquors
will quadruplo tho difficulties now fac
ing tho Ilobson-Shophcrd prohibition
All Missouri Digs Dirt.
Knnsna City Res idontB of 90 Mis
souri counties spont Thursdny improv
ing tho highways in tholr vicinities,
and when the last tired worker lay
down his pick and shovol and tho
toama had been "put up," it wns esti
mated that Missouri ronds hud been
improved to tho extent of $1,000,000
by tho 150,000 earnest, hnrd-working
Although tho day was hot, Governor
Major stuck to his task of directing
tho work of 25 picked convicts from
tho penitentiary. Tho govornor wore
overalls nnd "bossed" tho job na woll
as if ho were a professional rondbuild
or, Servian Reservists Ask Aid,
New York Approximately 10,000
Servian reservUtH In California and
Arizona expect to go to Canada to
seek tho co-operation of the British
government In landing them on their
native shore, It wiih announced at the
Servian fonmilutu hero Thursday,
Portland - A atondy market, with
many sales, characterized the Portland
livestock trade. Cows woro up a littlo
and prices of other lines held sternly.
They brought $0.25.
Hogs wero firm at $9.50 for tho top,
which mado Portland about tho highest
market in tho country. Wethers were
up a llttlo, sales being made nt $5, a
slight advance over recent transac
tions. Prime Cattle Steers, $7 0) 7.25;
choice, $0.757; medium, $0.25?5G.75;
cholco cows, $0G.25; medium, $5.25
(77)5.75; heifers, $5.506; calves, $G
8.75; bulls, $3(774. GO; Btags, $4.50
Hogs Light, $9.259.60; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $404.75; ewes,
$3.504.25; Iambs, $5C.
Wheat Track prices: Club, 8Gc per
bushel; red Russian, 84c; blucstcm,
93ic; forty-fold, 87c.
Millfeed Bran, $2323.50 par ton;
shorts, $27; middlings, $32.
Oats No. 1 white, $24.50; feed,
Barley No. 1 feed, $20.50 per ton;
brewing, $21; rolled, $23.
Hay Old timothy, $16(3)17 per ton;
new crop timothy, $1315; grain hay,
$810; alfalfa, $1112.
" "Corn Whole, $85; cracked, $3G per
Garlic has doubled in price on Front
street within a few days and the price
is yet unsettled, all because of the
European war. One commission house
is selling it at 15 cents a pound, and
the dealers believe thoy are under the
market at that. Tho usual price is
about 6 or 7 cents. With importations
from Italy to tho Atlantic Coast mar
ket cut off, tho Northwest crop is in
demand, nnd prices are high as a re
Vegetables Cucumbers. 50c box:
eggplant, 10c per pound; peppers, 7
iuc; neau lettuce, i.yu crate; arti
chokes, $1 dozen; tomatoes, C0G6c
crate: cabbnee. l?(5;2c nound: ocas. 5
Gc; beans, 4Gc; corn, $1 per sack;
ceiery, uocgvoc per uozen.
Onions Yellow, $1.25 per Back.
Green fruit Annies, new. 75c7:$2
box; cantaloupes, 60c$1.40 per crate;
neaches. 50tffi75c nor box : nlums. 60c
$1; watermelons, 5075c per hun
dred; casabns, $2.50 dozen; pears, $1
dsffi per box; grapes, ibcvsvs per crate.
rotntoes Oregon, lGfUjc per pound;
sweet potatoes, 4 c
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 2324c per dozen.
Poultry Hens, 15Jc; Bprings, 1G
17c: turkevs. 20c: dressed, choice.
22c; ducks, 10llc; Pckins, 1213c;
Butter Creamery prints, extras.
35c; cubes, 31c.
Pork Block, 12c per pound.
Veal Fancy, 1414c per pound.
Hops 1913 crop, nominal; 1914
Wool Valloy, 18j20jc per pound;
Eastern Orogon, G20Jc; mohair,
1914 clip, 27jc per pound.
Cascara bark Old and new, 41c per
Seattle Scattlo is still receiving its
full quota of cantaloupes, peaches and
Good peaches are now selling at 30
60c, while cantaloupes are bringing
50c$l. Lato strawberries aro still
coming in. Thero are not very many
in a shipment, but what thero aro of
them bring tho rather fancy prico of
Tho butter and egg market witnessed
a stiffening, which ia expected to re-
Bult in a riso of pricea this week. Most
of tho commission men aro hard
pressed on the fresh local commodities
and tho anticipated rise will not bo
difficult to understand.
Many commission men on the Blrect
wero getting 3Gc for cottoned eggs, al
though there was no other riso report
ed in other qualities.
Washington creamery butter has
been marked for a 2c raise, making
tho cubes 23c and tho bricks 34c.
Eggs Select ranch, 3485c; Chi
neso, 18c; Eastern Aprils, 2G28c;
local Aprils, 2829c.
Butter Washington creamery firsts,
cubes, 33c per pound; do. bricks 34c;
city creamery, bricks, 32c; Oregon,
Poultry Hens, 1617 per pound;
squabs, $2.503 por dozon; 1914 broil
ors, live, 1819c; per pound; duck
lings, 1415c; old ducks, live, 13
14c; geese, live, 1516c,
Dressed Veal 15c por pound.
DrcBaod Hogs Whole, packing
houso, 13c per pound.
Dressed Spring Lamb 13c pound.
Dressed Mutton 1011q por pound.
ArtlchokoB $1 por dozon.
Beans String nnd wax, 50c pound.
Beets Now, $1.50 por Back.
Cabbago Local, $2 per cwt.
Corn Croon, local, $1.75 per bhcIc,
Onions Green, 2B30c per dozon;
Walla Walla, $1.25 per cwt.
Potatoes Local, 1 Jo por pound.
JtndlHhea Local, 15c dozen bunches.
Bplnnch Loral, 75c per crato,
Tomatoes Local hothouBo, C0(Qi7Sc,
England's Army Landed
to Join Forces of France
London Tho most important revela
tion of Wednesday was that of the
landing of a British expeditionary
army on tho shores of Franco. Every
body in England has known for two
weeks that a large army was crossing
tho channel. Tho troops had been
assembled at different bases, ono of
tho largest contingents embarking at
Dublin, Ireland. Many other regi
ments sailed from Liverpool, while
still others took ship at Eastbourne,
Southampton, and other ports along
tho coast of the English channel.
Even now the strength of tho expe
dition, tho names of the regiments
composing the contingents and the
ports where they landed are not al
lowed to be made public.
It ifr, known, however, that a large
proportion of tho best troops of the
British regular army arc now on Con
tinental soil. The reception of the
British soldiers in Franco was enthusi
astic. The officers and men of the
two armies fratcrnalized warmly.
Now that the three allied armies are
working together on a coherent cam
paign scheme, the policy of secrecy
has been extended to Belgium, and as
a fountain of picturesque news that
country has suddenly dried up.
Every man of tho expeditionary
force carries in his knapsack a little
pamphlet signed by Earl Kitchener,
containing 200 words of sound soldiery
advice. The field marshal tells them
to fear God and honor the king and
their country, to remember that they
will be fighting on the sou of a
friendly nation, to abstain from liquor
and looting and to be courteous to
women and no more than courteous.
Tho official news bureau announces
that General Sir Horace Simth-Dorrion
has been appointed to command one of
tho army corps of the expeditionary
forces in succession to Lieutenant Gen
eral Sir James Grierson, who died re
cently. A stirring message from King
George to the expeditionary force was
read out to each regiment as it left
its port of departure under sealed
orders. It was as follows:
"You are leaving home to fight for
the safety and honor of my empire.
"Belgium, whose country we are
pledged to defend, has been attacked
and Franco is about to be invaded by
the Bame powerful foe.
"I have implicit confidence in you,
my soldiers. Duty is your watchword,
and I know your duty will be nobly
dono. I shall follow your every move
ment with the deepest interest and
shall mnrk with eager satisfaction
your daily progress. Indeed, your
welfnre will never be absent from my
"I pray to God to bless and guard
you and bring you back victorious."
GERMAN FORCES CLAIM
BRUSSELS AND LIEGE
London Liege has fallen, her forts
battered into ruins by the Germans'
heavy artillery, but the defense of
thoBe forts held out to the very last
against six German army corp3, by the
heroic Belgians. The quaint old town
has won fame as imperishable as Ram
illics, Malplaquet and Waterloo.
Near the field of Waterloo another
great engagement is pending where
lie the dead of Marlborough, Welling
ton and Napoleon.
In Brussels thero is no.scene of rev
elry, for as this dispatch is filed it is
reported the Belgian capital is taken
by tho kaiser s troops.
Rotterdam It is asserted here that
the forts at Liege were dynamited by
tho Belgians after they had been evac
unted, the action of the Belgians being
duo to the arrival of Germany's heavy
Japan Will Limit Field
of Action, Says Ohuma
Tokio Count Okuma, the Japanese
premier, in addressing a gathering of
businefia men from various parts of
Japan, reiterated the statements he
had made to tho members of parlia
ment, merchants and industrial men of
"Japan's wnrliko operations," ho
added, "will not extend boyond the
limits necessary for tho attainment of
tho object of tho defense of her own
"Tho imperial government will tako
no such action as could give to a third
party any causo for anxiety or uneasi
ness 'regarding safety of tlioir terri
tories or possessions.
Austrian Cruiser Sunk.
London An official mcsBaKO recoiv-
od in Rome from Vienna says that tho
Austrian cruiser Zonta waa sunk in a
naval hattlo off Antlvarl last Sunday,
according to a ulspatcn to - tne ex
change Toiegrapn company. ino
cruder Zunta, which was built at Pola
In 1807. was 303 feet In length and
displaced 2204 torn,
WAR ON KAISER
Emperor's Ultimatum Is Unan
swered by Germany.
Bombardment of Taing Tau Com
menced by Nipponese United
Slates Neutrality Liked.
Tokio The Ynmato in an extra ed
ition Monday says that the bombard
ment of Tsing Tau by the Japanese
fleet has commenced. This message
was passed by the censors of the navy
Washington, D. C. The Japanese
ambassador here announced that a
state of war existed between Japan
and Germany since noon Sunday (Jap
anese time) and that a declaration of
war was issued at 6 p. m.
Japan's declaration of war has
reached Berlin, according to official
reports received in Washington.
Whether the declaration was sent by
cable or wireless was not indicated.
Viscount Chinda, in making his an
nouncement, repeated assurances (re
cently given by Great Britan that
Japan's actions would be confined to
the Far East.
Aside from informal verbal ex
changes between Viscount Chinda and
Secretary Bryan in Washington and
between United States Ambassador
Guthrie and the foreign office in To
kio, however, there is nothing of rec
ord bo far to commit the Japanese to
this limited field of war.
The impression prevails here among
diplomats, however, that the state
ment of Chinda taken in connection
with the speech in the Japanese Diet
last week of Count Okuma, the Japan
ese premier, is quite sufficient to bind
the Japanese government to a strict
performance of Jits obligations in re
gard to the return of Kiau Chau to
China and of the limitiation of the
field of hostilities definitely set out in
the British statement.
No mention was made by Ambassa
dor Chinda of the fstatus of the rail
roads in Shantung province directly or
indirectly controlled by theGermans.
It was said at the Japanese embassy
here that in all probability the Japan
ese army would content itself with the
seizure of the railroads running inland
to Tsinan, about 200 miles in length,
because this was German in every re
spect. It was not expected that any
attempt would be made to take posses
sion of the system of railways lying
between Tientsin and Nanking, be
cause, although these were financed by
Germans, they were nominally Chinese
Tokio The proclamation of the em
peror who declared war on Germany
has sent a thrill through the country.
Japan's entrance upon the fulfillment
of her obligations to her ally, Great
Britain, responds to the popular will
from one end of tho land to the other.
Cheering crowds assembled before the
buildings occupied by the department
of foreign affairs and the administra
tion of the navy.
Count Von Rex,-the German ambass
ador in Tokio, has received his pas
sports. He probably will leave here
for America. George W. Guthrie,
the American ambassador, will repre
It is reported here that Gremany has
been trying to transfer the German
railroad in Shantung, China, to Amer
ica. Tokio believes, however, that
the United States, pursuing the. policy
of neutrality, will not accept the offer.
Girls Dance With Enemy.
London A dispatch to the Daily
Telegraph from Ostend says:
When the Germans entered Brussels
they removed the British and French
flags and in the center they flew the
arms of the city of Brussels with the
colors of Belgium and Germany on
the right and left.
In their dealings with the shopkeep
ers the German privates are compelled
to pay cash, but the officers 'are giving
checks which tho shopkeepers are re
quired to accept, although they regard
tho chances of cashing them as rather
There have been some lively scenes
in tho city. At evening the German
officers gather at the principal hotels,
where they drink champagne and
dance with tho pretty girls of the
town. Tho private Bilders and tho in
habitants mingle freely, eating, drink
ing and smoking together.
Italy MayFight Austria.
Paris There are Indications of acute
diplomatic tension between Vienna and
Rome, according to the correspondent
of the Petit Pariklen in the latter city.
"Austria, it la declared, has reproach
ed Italy for according facilities to tho
allied fleets In tho Adriatic ami It la
possible that a declaration of war be
tween Italy and Austria will be an
nounccd early next wwk,