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City Quadrangle Ready
Salom John II, Lowls, stato ongl
noor, him received word Hint llio United
States Geological survey him just
Issued n topographic map of tho Ore
gon City quadrangle, which IncluduH
200 square miles noulh of Portland.
Tho map Ih on a sealo of ono milo to
tin Inch, mid In printed In novoral
colors, and shown nil dotal In, even tho
houses, and differentiates botweon
paved and unpavod roads. Tho maps
may bo socurcd from tho survey In
Washington, D. C, for 10 cents each,
or from survey agents In Portland.
Thin map Ih ono of a sorloB that la bo
Ing ifotton out undor a co-oportttlvo
agreement botweon tho Geological Bur
voy and tho utato of Oregon, and In
Intended to bo used for drainage in-
Oregon Schools to Make
Exhibits at State Fair
Salom Comprohenalvo exhibits rep
resenting all of tho educational Inter
ests of tho public schools and tho stato
institutions will bo shown this yoar at
tho Stnto Fair.
Tho old pavilion has bocn set aside
by tho Stato Fair board for tho exhib
its, and nearly all of tho space has
been taken by tho educational inter
ests, Including Oregon Agricultural
college and tho University of Oregon.
Mr Chapln, county agriculturist for
Marlon county, will have a booth
showing tho work of tho girls' canning
clubs of his county. Booths also will
bo occupied by Muto, Blind, Stato
Training and Fcoblo-Mindcd schools,
tho Indian school of Chcmawa, and
there will bo n row of booths from tho
Illegal Catsup Burned.
Portland "Bight Kind, Pioaao,"
and "Kandy Brand," nro the names of
two consignments of tomato catsup,
comprising two half-barrels and SO
cases, that wore destroyed at tho city
garbago incinerator by United States
Marshal Montag and Doputy Marshal
Becker. Tho catsup was seized by tho
. federal authorities after it had been
delivered to various Portland restau
rants by wholesale houses, who bought
it from tho Pacific Preserving com
pany, of Snn Francisco,
t. Samples analyzed by government
chemists showed tho catsup to bo adul
terated within tho meaning of tho pure
food act, although tho labels on tho
shipments said that tho product com
plied with tho statute.
La Grande Elks to Build.
La Grande Bids for tho construc
tion of tho now Elks' club in this city
wcro opened and the contract for tho
building was awarded to Palmer & El
lison, of Portland, for $25,739. Hulmo
& Spaeth, of La Grando, wcro awarded
tho contrnct for Installing tho plumb
ing and heating plant and tho Otis
levator company will install tho ele
vator. Tho total contracts for tho
building aggrcgato $39,000 and it is ex
pected that tho furnituro and fixtures
for tho now club house will run the to
. tal up to $00,000 or $65,000. Work of
' removing tho old building is now under
way and tho now building will bo
started as soon as tho old structuro Is
out of tho way.
Warden Dynamites Dam.
Eugono E. C. IUUs, doputy gamo
warden dynamited tho concreto dam
across tho Willamette river at tho ond
of tho mill raco which supplies tho
IJEugcno factorlos with water power.
aOnly a portion of tho dam was destroy
ed and tho power supply has not been
cutoff. Tho gamo warden Bald tho
owner of tho mill raco, tho Chambora
Power company, Ignoring a notice giv
en a yoar ago, has refused to provldo
a fish laddor to allow tho paBsngo of
fish into tho river. F. L. Chambers
says n runway for fish was built as re
quired by law.
Springfield Hops and Dryer Burn.
Springfield Firo Saturday morning
totally destroyed tho threo-klln hop
drlor at West Sprnlgflold owned by
Campboll & Walker, of Eugeno, to
gether with opproxlmatoly 50,000
pounds of choice baled hops. Tho loss
on tho hophouso is $3500, and that on
tho hops is estimated at $9000. Tho
loss Is partially covered by insurance
Palmor Bros., J. A. Seavoy and Camp
boll & Walkor owned tho hops that
wcro destroyed. Tho causo of tho flro
Pendleton Hotel Opens.
Pondloton Tho now Pendleton ho
tol, contlng $130,000 and founded by
the lato Mayor Matlock, opened this
week, It is held under a long lease by
Fred Bloch, formwly well known ho
tel man of Portland, and J, C, Monn
Iihii, r businemi man pf Colfax, Wash,
The hotel has 100 rooms and Is said to
be one of the most complete hotelrIe
to Im found in the state outside of
vcHtlgatlonn and general development
It In expected that tho Boring flhcot
will bo Issued this month and tho Pino
flheot In Eastern Oregon by tho ond of
tho yonr. A number of other sheets
will bo Issued next uprlng.
Tho Geological survey hIiio has for
frco distribution a bulletin on tho
rcsultd of spirit leveling in Oregon,
dono in co-operation with tho atnte en
gineer. ThiH bulletin gives tho oxact
elovatlon, InBtrumontally determined,
of over 3000 points in Oregon, In
nearly every county. It la intended
for uho by those engaged in general
development work, and by civil and
irrgatlon engineers. A similar bulle
tin ban been Issued for Washington,
various counties showing tho chil
dren's industrial work.
Tho boy or girl who scores tho high
est number of points in each of tho
ton projects will bo rewarded by being
sent to San Franc'sco for ono week.
Another feature which is proving a
groat interest to tho boys Ib tho Boys'
Camp at tho Stato Fair. Tho two
boys In each county who stand tho
highest in industrial club work will bo
entitled to membership in this camp.
Tho board of SUtto Fair directors will
entertain these boys free of charge for
ono wcok on tho fair grounds.
The result of the fair last year Is
declared to have stimulated the boys
and girls of tho stato to do better
work during tho past year.
School Standard Is Set.
Albany More than 40 rural schools
of tho 130 in Linn county were stan
dardized last' year, according to a
statement by County Superintendent
Jackson, of this city. Linn county has
always ranked high in tho number of
standard country schools. Tho objects
of tho rules just received nro to pro
vide cleaner school grounds, well-kept
school buildings, proper lighting facil
ities, adequato ventilation and heat
ing, and to brfng tho attendance up to
tho maximum.' Any rural school in
the ntato mooting tho requirement
Immediately will be given a banner.
Tax Roll Fixed at $19,735,115.
Hiilsboro Assessor Crandall has es
timated tho total of tho 1914 tax rail
at $19,735,115, and tho board of equal
ization will meet here to begin correc
tions of tho roll. According to tho
State Tax commission's report of last
year tho assessor's summary gives
nbout 60 per cent of tho actual cash
valuation. This docs not include tho
assessments of tho railways, nor tele
graph or telephone systems, tho values
of which aro fixed by tho state.
Women Oppose 8'Hour Law.
Hood River Tho members of tho
Woman's Political Research club in
various parts of tho Hood River val
ley, who recently have mado a study
of tho eight-hour law, havo condemned
tho measure. Tho defeat of tho ini
tiative measure by a heavy voto here
is predicted. Tho Upper Valley citiz
ens aro also opposed to tho bill, .accord
ing to tho members of a good roads
delegation in this city. r?iMB?
Inspectors Hunt Scabies.
Salem Two inspectors havo been
employed by tho State Livestock and
Sanitary board to wago a campaign
against scabies among tho sheep in
Malheur and Harney counties, accord
ing to Dr. W. H. Lytic, secretary of
tho board. An epidemic of the dis
ease appeared among tho herds last
yoar, and tho board has ainco been
waging war against a recurronco of
Pear Tree Promises Second Crop.
Cottago Grovo Mistaking this boau
tlful woathor for tho return of spring,
a pear tree on tho A. B. Wood prop
erty has sent out blossoms for tho sec
ond time ' this yeor. It has already
produced ono crop and Mr. Wood Bays
ho expects to havo a second crop about
Winston Prune Drier Burned.
Roseburg Tho largo pruno drier
owned by Norman Agoo in tho heart
of tho Winston fruit district was
burned to tho ground Saturday night.
Tho drier was stocked with prunes,
and the loss will total $3000. Mr.
Agee carried $1000 Insurance on the
Monmouth Prune Crop Light.
Monmouth The nrunee in this vl
cinlty are being brought to the dryer
rather slowly, because the crop are
small. Mr. Nlggll, who lives south of
town, brought in some that averaged
eight to the jkmiwJ, and says he has
Germany's New Gun Is
Big Surprise to World
Ilorlln. It ntlll Is too early to bnso
gonornl prodlcllonfl concerning war In
tho futiiro on tho engagements of the
present great European struggle.
Ono prediction, however, does tiocm
fairly Justified already, It Is that Iho
day of fortresses' linn passed. The
now 42-ccntlmotor (10,8-lnch) siege
gun of tho Gorman forces appears to
havo demonstrated ltd ability to do
molhih tho strongest fortifications
over made. Pictures of tho demolition
at Llcgo bear striking testimony to
tho powor of this now arm. A slnglo
projectllo demolished utterly walls of
rolnforcod cement and steel, ripped
opon steel lowers and piled the mass
on tho forts' defenders.
This now (ilcgo gun has been tho
surprlso of tho war. It has been ro
poutcdly assorted that no nation lias
any military secrets that aro not In
possession of nil other Important na
tions, but ovents havo proved not only
that tho oxlstenco of this torrlblo wen
pon was not known to foreign nations,
but that only u limited number of high
German nrmy officials themselves had
so much as heard of it. A member of
tho Reichstag, whoso namo is not giv
en, Is quoted as follows in a Gorman
"Tho fact that tho German nrmy
possessed such u gun was as much of
a surprlso to tho Germans as to for
eigners, for ita construction and na
ture wcro kept secret, as tho situation
demanded, so that even in tho empire
only a limited number knew about It."
German Prisoners Say
Kaiser's Losses Heavy
Bordeaux. Thero was given out of
ficially Information concerning inci
dents of tho fighting and personal ex
periences which lind neon furnished
by German prisoners or obtained from
documents seized by French troops.
It relates' particularly to tho fighting
urouiiil niiulnm between September 11
A German artillery officer wrote:
"Modern war Is tho greatest of fol
lies. Companies of 250 men in tho
Tenth Army Corps havo been reduced
to 70 men and thero are companies of
tho guard commanded by volunteers
of a year, all tho officers having dis
appeared." The following Is taken from n letter
written by n German Captain of In
fantry: "Wo were surprised by the French
and I lost my company. Searching for
It In a viilnge, I "was mado a prisoner.
Now my fato la in tho hands of God."
Another German officer captured
at Rhcims said:
"For tactical reasons, tho guard had
to retreat. Wo had many killed and
800 wounded. Tho first battalion of
tho first roKlment of the Kunrd has
not another orrlcer. The French ar
tillery defiled so well that we could
not dlscovor its sight. General Von
Schack nnd tho colonel of tho second
regiment of artillery of tho guard aro
among tho killed."
English Labor Unions
Said to Be Backing King
Tondon. Tho nnrHamentary com-
mlttoA nf the trades union congress.
after a two days' conference, Issued a
manifesto to trade unionists of tho
country on llio wor. Tho commltteo
was especially gratified at tho manner
In which tho labor party in tho house
of commons responded to mo appeal
mndo to all political parties to help In
tho defenso of tho country.
Tho manifesto proceeds: "Tho com
mltteo In convinced that ono Import
ant factor in tho present struggle Is,
that in event tho voluntary system of
military sorvico fall, tho demand for
a nntlonal system of compulsory mili
tary service will not oniy oo maao
with redoubled vigor, but may prove
In fin nn nornlHtfint and StrontT OS to
become Irresistible. Tho prospect of
having to faco conscription, witn us
permanent nnd heavy burden upon tno
financial resources of tho country, nnd
Its equally burdonsomo effect upon,
nearly the whole of Its industries,
should in Itself stlmulato tho man
hood of tho nation to come forward
in its defense, nnd thereby demon
Btrato to tho world that a free people
can riso to tho supremo helghtB of a
great sacrlfico without tho whip of
"Another factor to oo rememoerea
Is that upon tho result of tho Btrugglo
In which this country Is now ongaged
fonin Mm nrnsorvatlon and mainten
ance of free nnd unfettered democratic
government, which In Its international
relationships has In tho past boon rec-
nrrnlvnri nnrl must llnflliestlonnblV
ypillHVM " ' ' -
prove to bo tho best guarantee for
preservation or tho peace or tno worm.
"Tho moro contemplation of tho
ovorbearlng and brutal methods to
which people havo to submit undor a
govornmont controlled by a military
autocracy living, as it wero, continu
ously undor tho thrent nnd shadow of
war, Bhould be sufficient to arouse tho
enthusiasm of tho nation in resisting
any attempt to Imposo Bimunr conui
tlonB upon countries at presont free
from military despotism.
"But If men havo a duty to perform
in tho common interest of tho stnto,
equally tho stato owes a duty to thoso
of Its cltlzonB who nro prepared and
readily propnrod to mako sacrifices in
Its defense nnd for tho maintenance
of Its honor,"
Wounded Briton PralsM Germans.
ltnriin liv wireless to SawlHe. L.
I. Hon. Aubrey Herbert, member of
Parliament, who was among mo
wounded In a (lonnun hospital nnd
(uimit imnk tiv Hut Ilrltluh. oxiireHHOH
hlu tlinnkH for tho courtesy uhowH Mm
In the Gorman hospital and rjilw
the humanity of tho Qermm toWm.
PRINCE OF WALES TO FRONT
The twenty-year-old prince of Wales
leaving Buckingham palace to Join bis
regiment, the Grenadier Guards, with
which ho went to the continent,
Portland The scarcity of potatoes,
the firm prices asked by growers and
the poor quality of a good many of the
recent arrivals havo led to the ship
ping in of outside stock. 'Two cars
reached here one day this week, one
coming from Yakima and the other
from California. A quantity of Idaho
potatoes is also on the market. The
jobbers are getting $1.50 for these
potatcs, whereas, $1.35 is all that re
tailers will pay for the ordinary run ot
The early Oregon crop suffered se
verely from tho dry summer, and the
potatoes were small in size and or
the most part inferior. The late crop,
which has not yet come on, has been
materially benefitted by the recent
rains. The vines are green and grow
ing and potato authorities now esti
mate that the crop, if an early frost
does not get it, will be fully two-thirds
of normal. Before the rain came they
did not look for over half a crop.
There is much complaint of tho re
fusal of fanners to sort over their
stock properly. There are enough
good potatoes on the farms to supply
all local needs, and if they were graded
there would be no necessity of bring
ing in outside stock.
There is a fair run of stock at the
stock yards and trade was quite active.
The cattle market continued to exhibit
strength, as did Bheep, but hop prices
were lower and the undertone of the
market was heavy.
The feature of trading in the cattle
division was the salo of two loads of
prime steers, .averaging 1055 pounds.
at $7.37. . A few head were disposed
of at $7.25, and other sales were
closed at $6.25 to $6.70.
Tho hog market was under the same
strain that has borne prices down of
late, liberal receipts and more or less
of poor quality material. The best
pneo obtainable vas 8.55, wmcn
lacks 20 cents of the price paid for
Steady prices wero realized in the
few transactions in the sheephouse.
Choice ewes sold at $4.50, and others
at $3,50 and $4, while lambs were
taken at $5.75.
Cattle Primo steers, $6.757.10;
choice, $6.506.75; medium, $6.25
6110.60: choice cows. $5.756.50: me
dium, $5.255.75;heifers, $5.50(86.25;
calves, $68.50; bulls, $3 4.75;
Hogs -Light, $6.707.75; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $45.40; ewes,
$3.504.50; lambs, $55.50.
Wheat Bid: Bluestem, $1.02c
per bushel; forty-fold, 92c; club, 91c;
red Russian, 89c; red Fife, 90c.
Oats Bid: No. 1 white feed, $26
Barloy Bid: No. 1 feed, $22.50
per ton; browing, 23.50; bran, $23;
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $26
2C.C0per ton; shorts, $2929.50;
rolled barley, $28.
CornWhole, $38 jwr ton; cracked,
Hay Old timothy, Eastern Oregon,
$15(?i)10 per ton: new crop timothy,
valley, t,mm) grain hay, $843)10;
Onf(m Yllw, fll,Sf ms wk,
WIT QAM ANQWI7RQ
TT1JUUVJL1 jflllU If JLilltJ
Reply Made to German Charge
of Use of Dumdum Bullets.
Washington Sajjs Conference at
End of War Will Lay Blame
On Guilty Side.
Washington, D. C President Wil
son Thursday replied to Emperor Wil
liam's protest that the allies were
using dumdum bullets. The Presi
dent's reply follows closely the state
ment he made to the Belgian commis
sioners protesting against the alleged
German atrocities. His reply to Pres
ident Poincare's message will follow
the snme lines. The text of the Pres
ident's reply to Emperor William was :
"I received your Imperial Majesty's
important communication of the 7th
and have read it with the gravest ih- f
tcrcst and concern. I am honored that
His Excellency Meyer Waldeck Is
the German governor ot Klauchau.
Germany's city la Chin, -which Japaa
you should have troned to me for an
impartial Judgment as the repregSnlH-r.
live ui a peupie iruiy uisinieresica as
respects the present war and truly de
sirous of knowing and accepting the
"You will, I am sure, not expect me
to say more. Presently, I pray God
very soon, this war will be over. The
day of accounting will then come,
when, I take it for granted, the na
tions of Europe will assemble to de
termine a settlement. Where wrongs
have been committed their conse
quences and the relative responsibility
involved will be assessed.
"The nations of the world have for
tunately, by agreement made a plan
for such a reckoning and settlement.
When such a plan cannot compass, the
opinion of mankind, the final arbiter
in Buch matters, will supply.
"It would be unwise, it would be
premature, for a single government,
however fortunately separated from
the present struggle, it would even be
inconsistent with the neutral position
of any nation, which, like this, has no
part in tho contest, to form or express
a final judgment.
"I speak thus frankly, because I
know that you will expect and wish
mo to do so as ono friend should to an
other, and because I feel sure that
such a reservation of judgment until
the end of the war, when all its events
and circumstances can be seen in their
entirety and in their true relation, will
commend itself to you as a true ex
pression of sincere neutrality.
The President made a similar reply
to the Belgian commission which vis
ited tho White House to protest
against the alleged atrocities commit
ted by the Geramns in Belgium.
WAR IS COSTING BRITONS f
ALONE $44.80 A SECOND
London The cost of the war up to
the presont, including the loesea result
ing from commercial paralysis, has
been $11,265,000,000, according to fig
ures complied here, 'ihe cost to Eng
land Alone, based on figures covering
43 days from August 1, has bn $186,
500,000. This Is at the rate of $8,
872,093 h day, $161,387 an hour, $2689
a minute and $44.80 a gecoy!
Ambrose Bitrce MMng. .
Washington, D. C. AmUroM
Bieree, widely known an author awl
newspaper writer, Us mn MlMlmf In
Mexiee ! lt Detentfe, ami
fr!mi Itave reqtMeUd tke Ute tU
part)t U UitfiH a tmnk fer Mm.