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EUGUMK
Best Advertising Medium
In Ll 11 11 County
ALBANY DAILY DEMOCRAT
THE WEATHER
Tonight and Friday FAIR AND
WARMER
VOU XXXI. . AI.IIANY. LINN COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY. JULY 25. lttlH. No.iT.
Half Million Germans Now Within Soissons-Rheims Pocket
FRENCH LI MAKES
FOUR MILE ADVANCE!
CROWN NUNTK I'LWS INTO ALLIES HANDS IN
EFFORT TO HOLD LINE; 500,000 ARE
ESTIMATED IN POCKET
FRRNCH TAKE BOIS DE CHAILET AND BRECY;
GERNANS MAKE DESPERATE RESISTANCE
French Tuke Hois dc ('hatelet and limy; (Jernians Mak
ing Desperate Resistance Hut I'nable to
Chink Francit-Americans
f ' Further Indications are rccciv
i rd thai the crows) pr.-trr la pla).
l Inn tnlii Koch handa lir deter
mining la make a land and light
I in. lead of retreating from Ihr
, Soiaaona-Khrlma ockrl aa orlg
4 Inall planned.
I 1 he alllca arc ithin five milre
i.f Kerr K.n lardi.nHa. a great
' Irallic center, rendering II urac
I tirall linlrnahU. by bombard
i mrnl. More than half a million
! Ilurhra arc now llhin the park
! cl. II aa recently thought they
I could ralriral moat ol them, but
the; aarrlllrcd their chance and
I arc endangrrvig Ihia great force
I by makine. a atand.
I The Germans ara fighting dra
' l-nerntety along the whole front
I counter attacking at aom points
I and making atllf rearguard ar
i tlona elacathcre.
I
Hy I.I.OYII M K.I.I.KTT. U. I.
S I Al K OIIRF.SI'OMiKNT
Vi I I II THK KKKM II. July 25.
The alllca continue their rrlent
Iraa prraaure againat the Sola-anna-
Ithcima pocket. I'o'.nt after ,
point ia giving aa. The serious
ncaa of Ihr Grrninn predicament
haa been Increaalng daily for Ilia
paal fire days.
COLIJNS WILL CONTEST
CASK IS DKCIDKD
Judge Hinnham Reverses the
Ixwer Court and Sustains
Will of Man of 90 years
Judge- llingliam tialny ruverscd the
Judgment of the lower court in the Col
lins will contest and sustained the con
tention of the Washington heir to the
estate of Samuel Collins who left the
greater portion of his 10.000 estate
to his daughter, Ada A. Iiug.
There were 12 heirs nnd in the com
plaint filed, undue influence was al
leged. The deceased wus Mil years of
age at the lime the will was made.
The lower court set uside the will and
the Washington heir nppealed.
NEW CLASSIFIED
FOR KALK I milk goat, gives 2 quia,
dully. Also 1 Hilly Coat, f mo. old.
Also grain sacks. Call at Kogowny's
Slore. 2rij27
FOR SAI.K-l'.Ml! Ford, flood condi
tion; II new tires, rnrific iitirnge
West Second St. 2oj27
KI.AHWOOI) nnd old fir. IMace or
dera now. M. li. Keed, Hell 4N2-R
Homo 422'J. 2fj27
CAR HARCAINS 2 late model Ford
louring cars in A-l condition: I run
about Ford, delivery bed. At Waldo
Anderson a Son. j'iu
1IARVF.ST HANDS A good supplv
of comforters nt fiOc, 7ric and $1 each.
Also excelsior Twin Autocyclc at a
luirgaln. Albany Furniture Fx
clmni:", 416-417 W. 1st St. 2rij2!l
FOR SALE Shoals weighing from
H0 to lot) lbs., nt McKechnie Fnrm
on R. P. I). 1. Homo phone H72t.
2fij27
FOR SAI.K tat on nnved street. Will
tnko Ford na part payment. Terma
to suit on lialnnrc. Home 45411. tf
Since morning the French ad
vanced nearly four milea, com
pleting the captura of lloia Dr
( halrlct and taking Hrrcy, aeren
mllra north of Chateau Thierry.
Al aome poinla the Germans reaiat
hotly. Klaeaherr apparently only
marhinegun garriaona remain.
I'AKIS, July 2.Y- -The Gcrmana nre
hravily counter attacking north of the
Mania in tiir Iormans region and laal
night occupied Chaaaine villng and
the wood north of Tn-luup. Tht French
retook iKith uaitiuria thia morning,
anid the communique.
YMSTEKIMM. July 2fi.-The Kol
niache Zcitung declares that the
French uaed Hiwi tanks in the counUr
uff.-naivc. Tltia prolmhly mcuna amall
"fly" tanks.
I WASHINGTON. July 25. U. !
I General I'erahing announced !
! IH8 raauallim. Including 32 killed
1 in action, ail died of wounds and I
' 12."i wounded acverely. I
I Sitty-four marine raaualtiea I
i were alao annniinrcd including 20 I
I killed in action and 3H wounded I
I aeTerely. !
i I
v
Commercial Traveler Is
Now V.M.CA.Secrctarv
John I. Ilownith. former traveling
salesman and wellknown to the trade
at Albany, writes I. A. McDowell from
France where he is now serving as a
Y. M. C. A. secretary and is in charge
f the Savoy region, famous watering
place of France which was formerly
the playground of kings nnd million
aires but ia now in charge of the Unit
ed States government and is used na
it resting place for sick soldiers.
In the letter Mr. Ilowwaith says:
"The French people aro wonderful.
no full of courage, patience and deter
mination in the face of intense suf
fering There is no evidence of weak
ening here, we lire sure to win al
though it may take longer than we
hoped."
Ulmnc.n Dcntixt Called
Dr. Roland II. Miller, n dentist of
tahnnnn, hns received his call to re
port at Camp tawis on Friday. A
yenr ago Dr. Miller received his com
mission na first lieutenant nnd hns
been anxiously waiting for n call since
that time. He wi'l serve in the dental
reserve corps of the army. Dr. Arthur
Leininger of this city received "nisi
commission nt the same time na Dr.
Miller but has not received his call yet.
Service Flag to He Dedicated
A dedication of n aervice flng will
lie held next Sunday afternoon nt 3:30
o'clock nt the Houston achoolhouse
northeast of Albnny. Rev. (!. II, Ben
nett will be the principal speaker.
Miss llammell Here
Miss Itlunehe llammel of Corvnlli
was in Albnny thia morning nnd left
nn the noon train for tabnnon.
Marguerite Clark Announces
Engagement to Officer
NKW YORK, July 25. U. P. Mar
guerite Clark announced her engage
ment todny. She will mnrry Lieuten
ant Pnlmerston Williams of New Or-
lenns.
MARE ISLAND YARD
SMASHES RECORDS
Destroyer Completely Built
1 i iitr ik I
in n anu a nan i'u;
World Record Made
WASHINGTON, July 25. U. I.
Tim Miirv UIhikI ttavyyani l.roke oil.
worM recordi, plating the destroyer
Want in cuinniliiiun 17 an-J onv-hulf
ilnys iiflr luyiiiK the keel. In prv-wur
tJrnfH it required 20 month to build a
mtruycr ut the uni uizv. Tht new
ri-ront nmde ut Mure Inland it re
KitnUd ,y naval ixH.rU ei one of the
trrruti-nt huihlinff at hievemrnta of the
prt 4nt war.
CITY COUNCIL HELD
.MEETING LAST NIGHT
City Warrant Indebtedness
Reduced to $12,000. Ac
cording to Reports
According to rcporta aubmitted bv
city officials at the regular meeting
of council lu at night the warrant in
debtedness of A llmtiy hai I wen reduced
to 112,11:111.
On April lat the indebtedness was
f .Yt,349 hut thia Inn liei n reduced dur
ing the last quarter to the sum given
atiove. According to the eatimate of
City Recorder dwelling the warrant
indehli 'dnria of the city ia being paid
off ut th. rate of approximately $10.
(hhi er quarter and should le com
pletely wiped out during the Wxt five
yeara.
The application of Chaa. Iow, mem
l.cr of the night police, for a two
weeks' Icavu of abeence, waa read arel
allowril and Chief of I'olii'e Catlin waa
authorized to make a temporary ap
IKiintment during the time Dow will
In? gone.
Councilman Wilra called attention to
some defective paving on Ferry and
First strerta nnd thr mnttrr was re
ferred to thr committee on streets und
putdic propTty.
Thv usual monthly hills were allow
ed nnd the meeting adjourned.
WILL BARRETT WILL
ATTEND CONVENTION
Past State Deputy Knights of
Columbus leaves Tonitrht
for New York Citx
Will Harrett, past state deputy of
the KmchU of Columbus of the state
,f Oregon, will leave this evening for
New York City whgre he will be one
of the two Oregon representatives at
the three days' convention which con
venes in that city early next week.
Mr. Harrett has leen active in K.
C. work for several years and haa held
several offices of high rank in the or
ganization. The other representative
will be the present state deputy, who
is already enroute to New York.
Will Examine
Streetcar Books
SKATTLE, July 2.V Hefore Seattle
consents to a aix-cent streetcar fare.
it is going to examine the books of the
strcetcnr company.
Outside accountants will be brought
here to determine whether the com
pany told the truth when it said its
profits for the past fivo years have
not exceeded two per cent.
The amount of investment, proerU
valuation nnd gross income will be de
termined. Brazil Winds Up
German Banking Houses
RIO DE JANIERO, July 25. U. P.
Brazil struck at tha financial end of
German propaganda- hy ordering the
liquidation of three German banks
here today.
ARMY RELIGION MOTORIZED
WASHINGTON, July 25. Fighting
army parsons with the A. E. V. in
France are dispensing cheer and mer
cy from automobiles and motorcycles.
Many denominational commissions,
it was stated todny, are supplying
their representatives with these means
of getting about on the firing line.
EF
Positions Advance Yesterdav
Two Miles, Declares Gen
Pershing in Dispatch
NEW DRIVE NOW ON
TEN -MILE FRONT
Yankees Clear Riz Forest of
Huns ..Advance Contin
ues on Wide Front
' W ASHINGTON, July 23 U. ,
I I. Gentrsl I'erahing reported '
I that tha American troopa had I
i forced the Germans back from !
one to two miles northweat of
Jaulgonne yesterday. I
: ;
Hy Kred Ferguson, Staff Correspond-
end for United Press '
WITH THE AMERICANS, July 25.
Fere-en-Ttardenois is under fire i
from the franco-American artnierv
and is being heavily bombed by allied
aviators. The lombardment is se
riously interfering with the movement
of enemy troops and material.
This is the moat important railway
and highway center within the Sois
sons-Rheims sector. It is within five
miles of the battle line.
Heavy fighting is progressing in
Riz forest northwest of Jaulgonne. The
bridgehead has been appreciably en
larged and th. Franco-Americans are
advancing there despite the sharp
reurguard action.
WASHINGTON. July 25. Sec. Bak-
r declared that the allies "continued
to advance in certain territories," add
ing that while the gaina were not ex
tensive they were important.
PARIS, July 25. The Americans
are continuing to advance north and
northeast of Chateau Thierry and are
driving up on Fere en Tardenois on
an unbroken ten-mile front. The Ger
mans are blowing up the ammunition
dumps apparently preparing to evac
uate the. city, but Oulchy has been
outflanked, making retirement diffi
cult. The Franco-American Infantry is
t'.so approaching Fere en Tardenois
from the west, while a terrific nom
hardment from the west and east is
making the city untenable. Many fires
have been started.
Strategic enemy masses of 20 di
visions is expected soon to start a
counter maneuver.
Dairy Sales Are
Fallinir Off
PORTLAND, July 25. This is dairy
products week in Portland.
Dairymen, worried because their
sales are falling off, have called in ex
perts to conduct propaganda for them.
Edward B. Fitts, specialist in the dnirv
extension service of the Oregon Ag
ricultural college has charge of the
attempt this week to educate the peo
ple to drink milk nnd buttermilk ai.C
eat cottage cheese.
Statisticians have uncovered the
curious fact that the average milk
consumption in Portland ia .45 of a
pint a day per capita. .
The dairies claim they are in a bad
way because of the high prices of feed
and that unless they can persuade the
people to increase the use of dairy
products they will fail. Several dair
ies have gone out of business in the
past few weeks.
Fined Five Dollars
and Liked It
A tourist was picked up this after
noon by Speed Cop Brown and hailed
before City Recorder tawclling on th
charge of speeding. He was driving
at the rate of 30 miles an hour and
was assessed a fine of $5.
"That's fair enough," anid the de
fendant ns he paid his fine nnd offered
the judge and speed cop some clenr
Havanas.
Draftees leaving
OLYMI'lA. July 25. Washington
will send 4,000 drafted men to Camp
tawis beginning todny.
P. I). Gilbert Tells of Old Civil
War Landmark in Village of Eola
Ifecauae calico dropped from 65 to
five cents per yard and other goods
in proportion, the proprietor of a gen
eral merchandise store at Flo, Ore
gon, turned the key in the door at the
close of the Civil War and never en
tered the building or permitted any
one else to enter it for more than 50
years. The above statement was maile
this morning by P. D. Gilbert, chair
man of the Linn county council of de
fense, who says he has been in Eola
and looked through the windows of
the old store building and himself seen
the time-worn stock of goods which is
one of the landmarka of the Civil War
days still left in Oregon.
Kola is located in Polk county and
is little more than a hamlet at the
WEATHERFORD.BILYETJ
WIN COURT'S VERDICT
' In Suit to Quiet Title to Land
Owned by Lawyers, Ches
ter Crouch Loses
J. K. Weatherford and W. R. Bilyeu
have been awarded a verdict by Circuit
Judge Bingham in a suit to quiet title
to lands owned by the plaintiff where
in Chester Crouch claimed an interest
ss heir to Frank Ingram.
Some years ago J. K. Weatherford
and W R. Bilyeu were employed as
attorneys for Frank Ingram who was
charged with murdering his brother.
In consideration for their services as
attorneys 100 acres of land located
fire miles south of Alhany was deeded
to them by Ingram. Ingram escaped
the gallowa but was sentenced to life
imprisonment. He was afterwards
pardoned and died in California. The
160-acre farm was left to Ingram bv
will which gave him, it was claimed
by Crouch, only a conditional interest
which should properly revert to the,
heirs after the death of Ingram.
As soon as plaintiffs learned that
Crouch proposed to make such a claim
they at once brought suit to quiet title
and in the decision handed down bv
Judge Bingham are sustained.
Dance Given in
Honor of Drafted Man
In honor of Herbert Skelton, who
left for Camp Lewis Monday, July 22,
a big farewell dance w-as given at De
ver Saturday evening.
After the dance the guest of honor
was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Brinson, where refreshments
were served to the 3(1 guests. Mrs.
Walter Brinson presided at the punch
bowl.
THIS DAY in the WAR
JULY' 25, 1917: Russian guards at
Tarnopol retreat without fighting.
Germans launch another attack at
Craonne.
JULY 25, 1916: Australians hold
most of Pozieres. Russians make gains
in Gulicia.
JULY 25, 1915: Russians threaten
flank of von Mackenzen's army out
side of Warsaw.
JULY" 25, 1914: Austria breaks re
lations with Serbia.
Staple Food Products
Prices Are Announced
the prices on foods between this week
There is no material difference in
and last week quotations. Comment
Fresh Eggs
Fresh Creamery Butter
New Potatoes
Full Cream Cheese
Cornmenl, yellow, 100 pounds .
Cornmeal, white, 100 pounds . . .
Cornmeal, yellow, 10 pounds . .
Cornmeal, white, 10 pounds . . .
Cornflour, bulk
Cornflour. 10 pounds
Bye flour, bulk
Ryeflour, 9 pounds
Harlevflour. bulk
...3S to
. . 45 to
. SV to
... 25c .
... 5c
... to
. 6V to
... 6c
... fic
... 7Vc
.. fi to
... 6c...
.. 10c...
.. 7c...
. ..7Kc
. . 10 to
.. lOWc
. . 10 to
. 8.05 to
i-.-10He
.:. 27c .
. : 11.39 ,
Riceflour, bulk
Patflmir, bulk
Hominy, 10 pounds
Hendrice
Cornstarch
Brans, white
Sugnr, granulnted
Kaisins, seeded, 15 oz
tard, hulk
I -aril. 5-pound nails
tard, compound, bulk
tard. compound. 5-pound pails
Huron
Milk, per quart, delivered
Wheat Flour, 49-pound sacks , ,
,.
$2.40
1 present time but prior to the Civil War
I was once tht choice of a large element
in Oregon as the site lor the state
capital.
The proprietor of the store in ques
tion located in Eola in the 50s and is
said to have conducted flourishing
business during the war period. He
waa rather an eccentric old batchelor
and the sudden drop in prices when
peace was declared, leaving him with
a stock which had been purchased at
what at that time was a fabulous sum.
soured him against the mercantile
business. He promptly closed the
store and devoted his time and atten
tion to the car of a small orchard
which adjoined his mercantile business.
20,000 BRITISH
OUT ON STRIKE
Munition Works Idle as Re
sult of alkout; Advisory.
Committee Opposes
LONDON, July 25. U. P. Two
hundred thousand munitions workers
are idle as a result of a strike in Cov
entry and Birmingham, it is under
stood that the war cabinet takes the
position that the strike is a direct
blow at the government and plans to
force the strikers into the army unless
the strike immediately ends.
The trades union advisory commit
tee following a conference with gov
ernment officials this afternoon urged
the strikers to resume work. .
Forget-Me-Not Sale
Complete Success
The only rift in the lute in the sale
of Forget-Me-Nots for the relief of
the Belgian children was that the
young ladies who were entrusted with,
the work found the demand for the
flowers was greater than the supplv
which had been furnished to the com
mittee, headed by Miss Flora Mason.
Lumbermen Meet
in Taconw
TACOMA, July 25. Eastern and
Southern lumbermen, anxious to know
how lumbermen of the Northwest do
it, attended the meeting of the West
Coast Lumbermen's association at
Paradise Inn "n Mt. Raviier today.
John H. Kirby of Houston, Tex.,
president of the National Lumber
Manufacturers' association, was one of
the guests.
Members of the association from all
the Northwest states attended.
Japan's Note Reaches
Wilson Todav
WASHINGTON, July 25. U. P.
It is learned authoritatively that Ja
pan's reply to Wilson's proposal re
garding Russia has arrived. It is un
determined whether further negotia
tions are necessary. Wilson is engag
ed today in a long conference with the
state department. Sec. Baker and
British Ambassador Reading.
is a little lower and wheat flour is a
little higher on some grades. In the
following list the first column shows
the price paid by the retailer and the
second column the price which should
be asked of the consumer.
39c
50c
4c.
. 39 to 41c
50 to57H
. 44 to 5c
30c
per pound 7 to 8c
b've per pound 7 to sc
7c per pound 8c
per pound SMe
per pound 8c
per pound 9c
6hc per pound 8c
10c
8c
12 He
8 to 84c
9c
12c
12 to 16c
12ttc
12c 124c
8.3c 9 to 10c
15c
32.
$1.50
27e
11.25
46 to 50c
23c .
97c .
38 to
44c ..
12c
to $2.65 $2.75 to $3.05
ALBANY COLLEGE
S SYNOD FIGHT
Following Strong Address by
Kev. James Kussell, College
Obtains Good Backing
U. P. CHURCHES ARE
URGED TO COOPERATE
Committee Appointed to Con
fer VV ith Local Trustees:
Long Fight Ended
Following a stirring appeal for
support by Rev. Jaaaas L. RnaaeU,
representative of the col lege
board of New York, the Presby
terian Synod thia asosniaf passu!
strong reaointioaa fiviag a aseat
hearty endorsement to the eoOef
and authorUiac the sppotataieart
of two committees to work sat
plans for coop ratios am the part
of the Presbyterian churches of
the sUte.
The abure is the substance of a
telegram seat by President Wal
lace Howe Lee to hia wife tarn
morning and perhaps marks the
turninc point ia the history of the
local school.
One of the committees appoint
ed ia instructed to cooperate with
the board of trustees ia aorariar
avrw bondings and to advlao rltk '
the board as to the best mesas ok
ta (.table for increasing the mem
herwlui. and the other ia to coa
ler with the United Presbyterian '
church with the idea of '-nf
' the solid backing and support of
both the First Presbyterian sad
I aited Presbyterian
tions.
National Labor Board
Holds Hearinr
WASHINGTON, July 25. The na
tional war labor board today began a
hearing of the labor difficulties of the
Crown-Willamette Pulp and Paper
company and the Hawley Pulp and
Paper company of Oregon City. Of
ficials of the companies wen hero,
naving been called bv the board.
The hearing is the result of a re
quest for one made both by the Oregon
Federation of Labor and the Americas)
Federation of Labor. The federal me
diation board in a recent report de
clared these companies had adopted
un-American policies in that the had
refused to deal collectively with their
employes.
The plants of the Crown-Willamette
Pulp & Paper Co. and the Hawley
plants were organized by the Paper
Makers' Union in Hay a year ago.
The companies at first objected to thio
but later allowed it to proceed al
though they did not agree to deal with
the union. Later, the companies be
gan discharging employes who were
officials of the union. ' The ' direct
break came when the union men asked
an increase of 25 cents a day and ad
ditional pay for overtime. The com
panies would not recognize the onion
and when the union asked the federal
mediation board to mediate, the com
panies took the stand there was noth
ing to mediate.
The Willamette company has plant
at Oregon City, Camas, and Lebanon.
The labor trouble has caussd bad
blood and there was a near riot re
cently at Oregon City.
Union officials including President
O. R. Hartwig of the Oregon Federa
tion of labor charge that the Willam
ette company has gone to the farm
to employ men. The union men ex
pect aa a result of the war labor
board's intervention tha C The compan
ies will be forced to take them back
at the same pay they are now offer
ing nonunion labor.
Lebanon Telephone .
Company Has Hearing
PORTLAND, July 25. The rate in
crease petition of the Lebanon Hutaal
Telephone company was given a hear
ing here today by the public senrlea
commission. ;