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NEWS NOTES OF
Store Is Closed MEXICANS RAID
Home-Made Apparatus Harrowing Big Scene«
For Testing Seed Com
Assassination of Editor
Stirs French People
Paris—-Not since the Dreyfus affair
baa any event in French history so
stirred the imagination of the French
people as the shooting of Gaston Cal
mette, editor of Figaro, by Mme.
Caillaux, the wife of the minister of
The immediate effect is a
tense political situation, all the great
Railroad engineers and firemen west er in view of the imminence of the
of Chicago have requested an increase elections.
M. Caillaux. broken in spirit, has
The army of unemployed at Sacra resigned from his post and the cabinet
mento, Cal., has dwindled from 1500 was subjected to several changes. The
to about 350.
lobbies are seething with all sorts of
The American Society for Thrift reporters and
says Americans have a nation-wide Ernest E. Munis, minister of marine,
contempt for saving.
and even the whole cabinet, is ru
Harvard University reports a deficit mored.
of $20,000 for the past year, over its
The most reliable opinion seems to
yearly income of $2.727,877.
indicate that while the elimination of
Chicago dressmakers have opened M. Monis is possible, the resignation
war on Paris designers and declare: of the ministry is far from likely, the
they will set the styles for Americans. deputies being unanimous that the
Inspectors disagree in fixing the budget must pass before the elections.
Among parliamentarians the affair
blame for the Monroe-Nantucket ma
rine collision, in which 41 lives were is considered as a great and unexpect
ed boon to the anti-Republican party,
which will not fail to exploit it to the
A captain in the San Francicso fire utmost with the object of discrediting
department died from the effects of the government at the elections.
the beat and smoke at an unimportant
Throughout the day crowds assem
bled around the Caillaux residence,
President Wilson has expressed ap the Figaro office and Saint Lazare
proval of four anti-trust bills, and rec prison, where Mme. Caillaux occupies
ommended that they be incorporated a cell. For the most part the crowds
were composed of curious spectators,
into one bill.
although many rowdies circulated and
”Mother” Jones declares neither attempted hostile demonstrations. The
President nor governor will prevent police, however, had no difficulty in
her from returning to the strike zone handling them and made many arrests.
at Trinidad, Colorado.
Testing seed corn may be done with
out expense by using material about
the place and working at odd mo-
Any shallow box of the sise wanted
will do. Shave sides and ends down
until they are about two inchea above
the bottom. Fill nearly to the top
with clean sand. Measure both sides
and both ends into Jlwo-lnch spaces,
driving tacks about half way down on
Lace twine strings be
tween each pair of tacks, both cross-
wise and lengthwise. Letter tlfem A,
B, C, along the end and number them
1, 2, 3, along the side.
Take one grain of corn from the
third row from the butt of the ear.
Revolve the ear a little and remove
another one-fifth of the remaining dis
tance to the tip, and so on until six
grains are taken. Put them in square
Resume of World’s Important
Events Told in Brief.
Garden Meet Favored
for Children at Fair
Salem—That a majority of the state
will be represented at an industrial
congress of school children to be held
at San Francisco during the Panama-
Pacific exposition is assured.
plan which was suggested by J. A.
state superintendent of
schools, has met with the approval of
many superintendents of other states,
and Mr. Churchill has assuranees that
they will co-operate.
wrote to various
state superintendents several weeks
ago, asking that they send winners in
the school industrial contests to the
proposed congress, explaining that
programs could be arranged fur boys
and girls of the various states detail
ing their experiences in preparing ex
“In nearly all the states,” said Mr.
Churchill, “the departments of educa-
Surgeon Grafts Nerve;
Makes Great Discovery
Latest reports'say 83 were killed by
the Akita earthquake in Japan, and
that in many cases entire families
were swallowed up in gaping crevices
London—The Times reports the re
in the earth.
sult of the important nerve grafting
Mme. Henrietta Caillaux, wife of experiments recently carried out by
the French minister of finance, shot Professor Robert Kennedy, of Glas
and killed Gaston Calmette, editor of
gow, proving conclusively that a brain
the Figaro, of Paris, for waging a bit
cell may be taught to perform two
ter esunpaign against her husband.
Public prosecutor of Cook county.
Each nerve connects with a particu
Ill., (Chicago), says jit is almost im
possible to convict a woman of mur lar set of brain cells which control its
der, although their crimes are often activities. It was supposed that these
more brutal and ferocious than those cells were able to perform only the
function allotted to them by nature.
Dr. Kennedy made experiments on
Although no proclamation has been
issued, practical martial law rules for the fore leg of a dog. He severed all
miles along the border each side of the nerves connecting with the mus
Tecate. where an American store was cles below the joint and then connect
burned and the postmaster murdered ed all these muscles to the group of
nerves controlling flexion or binding.
The dog was for some time unable
George Westinghouse, inventor of to direct or co-ordinate bis movements.
the airbrake for railroads, is dead.
Gradually, however, at about the 93d
The unemployed at Sacramento, day this power returned, and it was-
Cal., have armed themselves with completely regained by the 123d day.
George W. Vanderbilt, who died re
cently, left $20,000,000 to his wife
The Carnegie Peace fund is attack
ed as a scheme to further an alliance
with Great Britain.
A speech by British Ambassador
Page upon the Monroe Doctrine and
kindred subjects, has started and in-
A Chicago judge discharged a man
who tore from a woman’s hat a long
feather orarment which kept hitting
him in the face.
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Borah Says Suffragists
Must Apply to States
Washington, D. C.—After a vigor
ous defense of woman suffrage In the
Senator Borah, of Idaho,
shocked suffrage advocates on the floor
and in the galleries by declaring it
was impractical and impossible to ob
tain the vote for women by Federal
He predicted that after 15 years of
endeavor the women would renew their
abandoned quest for the ballot before
the people of the states, because in
seeking an amendment to the Federal
constitution they had loaded them
selves down with the negro question,
the Japanese question and a dozen
other state’s rights problems.
“You will never carry the required
36 states for a constitutional woman
suffrage amendment,” he said.
Wheat — Track prices : Club, 900
91c per pushel: bluestem, $101.01;
forty-fold, 91092c; red Russian, 90c;
Oats—No. 1 white, milling, $23.50
(8,24 per ton.
Nose Is Made From Rib.
Corn — Whole. $33.500,34 per ton;
Baltimore—With a new nose, made
Barley — Feed, $22022 50 per ton; from one of hie ribs, strapped to his
brewing, $23023.50; rolled, $25.
Hay — No. 1 Eastern Oregon timo face, which was denuded of prominent
thy, $17; mixed timothy. $14; alfalfa, features in a sawmill accident three
$14; clover, $9010; valley grain hay. years ago. Rose Allen, a young Cana
dian. is recovering from a remarkable
Millfeed—Bran, $23 per ton; shorts, operation at a hospital here.
It was the most important of a
$25; middlings, $31.
Vegetables—Cauliflower, $2.25 per series of skin grafts which have given
crate; eggplant. 25c pound; peppers, him new lips and now a new nose
20c; garlic, 15c; sprouts, 10011c; - covered with skin taken from his fore
artichokes, $1.25 per dozen; celery, head. The last operation was com
$4 50 per crate: horseradish, 8010c pleted a week ago and is considered a
per pound; rhubarb, $2.500 2.75 per success by the surgeons.
box; turnips, 75c per sack; carrots, '
Capital College Opposed.
85c; parsnips, 85c; beets, 85c.
Washington, D. C.—Secretary Lane
Green Fruits—Apples, $102.50 per
box; cranberries, $12012.50 per bar has written to the bouse education
committee expressing disapproval of
rel: pears, $1015.0.
Onions —- Old, $3.50 per sack ; buy-, the pending bill to establish a national
ing price, $3 per sack at shipping university in the capital.
In a letter to Chairman Hughes he
Potatoes—Oregon, 75c per cwt; buy-1 expresses the belief that it is more
ing price, 450 55c at shipping points. ‘ important to aid the states with com
The subject was dis
Eggs .— Fresh Oregon ranch, 18J0 j mon schools.
cussed at a cabinet meeting and the
19c per dozen.
Poultry—Hens, 17c; broilers, 250 President’s official family accepted
30c; turkeys, live, 19(1/20c; dressed, | Secretary Lane's view.
choice, 250 26c; ducks, 14018c; geese,
218,643 Women Register.
Chicago — Sixty thousand one hun
Butter—Creamery prints, extra, 27
dred and nineteen women registered
029c per pound; cubes. 23024c.
Pork—Fancy,. lO01OJc per pound. Tuesday in preparation for their first
chance to use their newly granted
Veal—Fancy, 14c per pound.
Hons—1913 crop, prime and choice, surffage at the aldermanie election
Their registration brought
17018c; contracts, 15e.
Wool— Valley, 14018c; Eastern the total woman’s voting strength up
Oregon, 12«17e; mohair, 1913 clip, to 218,643 as compared with a total
male registration of 474,981. More
Cascara bark—Old and new, 5c per women than men registered Tuesday.
Tax for Pension Is Plan.
Grain bags—In car lots, 8c.
Cattle—Prime steers. $7.5008.15;
Boston — Every employe of state,
choice $7.300 7.50; medium, $707.25; county, city or town in Massachusetts
choice cows, $6.2507; medium, $60 will contribute 5 per cent of hie salary
6.25; heifers, $66/7.25; light calves, toward a pension fund, if the report
$809; heavy, $607.50; bulls, $46/ of the legislative pension commission
■5.60^ ¿tags, $607.
is enacted into law. The only em-
Hogs—Light, $808.85; heavy, $7 ployee exempted from the 6 per cent
contribution are justices of the Su-
Sheep—Wethers, $5616.25; ewes, preme court and veterans of the Civil
$3.5005.10; lambs, $507.
A 1. and number the ear A 1.
another ear In the same way, number
ing it A 2, until you have enough to
provide one ear for each acre to be
planted, with a few extra for bad
Cover the box with a piece of cloth,
press it down over the corn, and
sprinkle sand or sawdust over it to
keep it moist. Now put the box away
where it will be kept at about bouse
temperature for a week. Examine by
rolling back one edge of the cloth, and
unless six seedlings are appearing,
good and strong, in each square, reject
the ear with the corresponding num
ber, The squares with six strong
plants are filled from the beet ears for
There are many good ways, but this
is quite satisfactory on the farm. It
is the method used by the Oregon Ag
tion have answered, indorsing the
movement and many have offered to
co-operate in arranging for the indus
trial congress. The industrial work
in some states is being directed by O.
H. Benson, of the United States de
partment of agriculture, and these
states do not wish to pledge them
selves to sending their winners until
Kansas. Vermont, West Virginia, Wy
oming, Massachusetts, Iowa, Wiscon
sin and Louisiana, Mr. Churchill said,
were arranging to send children to the
Oregon has arranged to send the
winners of the 10 classes at the State
Fair next fall to the congress.
Supreme Court Decides
Agricultural College Will
“Dry” Vote Is Valid
Send Cadets to Fair
Salem—In denying a rehearing in
the case of W. B. Wiley against the
County court of Washington county,
the Supreme court applied the finish
ing touche» to its opinion written
some time ago that the local option
elections last November were valid.
With the action of the court the last
recourse of the liquor interests van
ished, and the various cities and towns
that voted "dry” will be so until the
rule of the people is reversed.
The Washington county opinion was
the main one, all other local options
hinging upon the decision in that suit.
Additional arguments, but no points
that had not been considered before,
were submitted by lawyers for the
saloon men in briefs tendered with the
motion for rehearing. Justice Eakin,
who wrote the original opinions, in an
oral statement said that the court ad
hered to its original decree.
The Dalles Plans Big
Celebration at Rodeo
The Dalles—The Dalles Rodeo, the
Wild West show which was inaugurat
ed here last fall with such great suc
cess, will be staged July 2, 3 and 4
this year, making it include a celebra
tion of Independence Day.
The Rodeo was held last year com
bined with the County Fair.
farmers objected to the Wild West
show in connection with the fair, con
tending that it detracted from the ex
hibits and other features.
So it has
been decided to hold the County Fair
in the fall and the Rodeo in July.
J. L. Kelly has been chosen as gen
eral manager of the Rodeo, Judd S.
Fish, secretary, and M. Z. Donnell,
Women’s Political Clubs
Brush Up On Live Issues
Hood River—With two political re
search clubs formed, the women of
the Hood River valley are bolding
weekly meetings for the purpose of
studying political questions of the
day. One club has been organized In
the Barrett district, of the West Side,
while the other is composed of the
Pine Grove women of the East Side.
‘‘These meetings are not partisan or
political,” says Mrs. L. H. Diamond,
president of the Barrett club, ‘‘but for
educational purposes, placing issues of
the day before the women that they
may cast an intelligent vote.”
Cheese Company Elects.
Seaside—At the first annual meet
ing of the Clatsop County Co-operative
Cheese association, the following di
rectors were elected:
mack, John Sundquist, Fred Pool, C.
A. Anderson and David Tatrg.
board elected John Sundquist to suc
ceed himself as president of the asso
ciation. David Tagg was chosen for
vice president. During the year the
association received $15,760, of which
nearly $13,000 was paid to the farm-
ers and ‘ dairymen
of the vicinity,
one-ton auto track was ordered.
Grange Opposes 8-Hour Law.
Ablany — Believing that an eight-
hour law having application to farms,
dairies and other agricultural pursuits
would be an injustice, the Linn County
Pomona Grange has passed a resolu
tion protesting against sueh a regula
It is recited that such a law
would be wholly impracticable to the
conditions peculiar to farm industries.
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Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis—Plans are being made for the
cadet regiment of the Oregon Agri
cultural College to visit the Panama-
Pacific exposition at San Francisco in
1915. All alumni who were members
of the cadet organization while attend
ing college may join the excursion by
providing themselves with the re
quired equipment and conforming to
the prescribed, regulations,
the faculty members will accompany
the students, and the educational ad-
vantages of the great exposition will
be fully utilized.
While the benefits of the trip are
many the expenses will be made light.
If the plan of chartering a govern
ment transport succeeds the expenses
of the entire trip will be about $11
per man. Thia sum includes the cost
of travel and living accommodations
for two weeks—three days going,
light days at the exposition and three
The trip will be made early in May,
in order to interfere aa little as possi
ble with the regular college work.
By making the excursion general and
going in a body rather than in small
groups, the students and faculties will
reduce the interruption of routine
work to a minimum.
Evans Valley Farmers
Plan Social Center
Ashland—“A social and intellectual
center” is planned as the outgrowth
of a movement now under way by res
idents of Evans valley, in this county,
for the institution of a central farm or
country life school. Several districts
would be consolidated in the merger in
a territory of which Rogue River sta
tion is the hub. Roads in this section
are of the best and other conditions
The project implies high and graded
schools, housed in a substantial build
ing of five or six rooms, one of which
should be an auditorium for public
gatherings. Farm, home and cultural
topics would be added to the ordinary
courses of studies, the curriculum in
general being in line with the pro
gressive movement which is being
urged by the people of that locality.
Attendance Record High.
Monmouth—An attendance average
of 96.07 per cent, 2877 pupils on rec
ord In Polk county, 1855 pupils neither
absent nor late, are some of the items
! in a report issued by H. C. Seymour,
county superintendent, for the month
of January. There were 493 cases of
tardiness. The number of visits by
parents is constantly growing, 156 be
ing recorded for the month. Fifty-
five schools were placed on the county
roll of honor for making 95 per cent in
attendance, 16 were credited with
having had no tardies.
Indiana to Receive Dues.
Washington, D. C.—At the request
of Senator Chamberlain the Indian
office has decided to pay the amounts
due the Chinooks and other bands of
Oregon and Washington Indians, with
out reopening the rolls or having fur
ther heirship hearings held in the
The approval of the payroll by the
secretary of the interior will be the
final action preliminary to the pay
New York—The Fourteenth strest
store and that of the Simpson Craw
ford company, properties of Henry
Siegel and Frank E. Vogel, under In
dictment In connection with the fail
ure of the Siegel private bank and
mercantile enterprises, closed their
doors Saturday night by order of the
Federal court in response to a peti
tion by receivers and creditors.
But for the assistance promised by
other department stores and by char
ity workers and employment agencies;
2600 men, women and children would
be thrown out of work. Most of these
have promises of jobs, however, and
others, it is expected, will find places
before another week Is out.
Aisles crowded with patrons seeking
last-hour bargains, the arrest of a few
shoplifters, the appearance of organ
isers of the Industrial Workers of the
World, the reported presence of agents
of questionable employment bureaus
offering girls work, and the hysterical
weeping of women who had lost their
savings in the Siegel bank were Inci
dents that attended the closing of the
Printed lists of reputable employ
ment agencies and respectable board
ing houses were distributed among the
women and girls by social workers
who had been informed representa
tives of white slave agents were ming
ling with the discharged employes.
Hand bills bearing “A Call to the
Unemployed” to organize were dis
tributed, Inviting clerks and shopgirls
to attend an 1. W. W. mass, meeting.
Workers of the Girls' Protective lea
gue urged the employes not to attend
the I. W. W. meeting.
Several men who attempted to make
street-corner addresses to the depart
ing employes advised them to steal
bread if they got no opportunity to
A committee representing the de
positors In the Siegel bank called on
the attorneys of Siegel and Vogel ami
was informed that the partners had
not prepared a new offer of settlement
as the depositors had been told.
“In view of the present turn the
case has taken it would be impossible
for us to make any offer,” said I xju I s
S. I.evy, of rounsel.
"We do not
want to hold up the hopes of the de
positors only to shatter them.
will not countenance the offer of bad
securities, and the depositors can rest
assured that whatever is offered with
our sanction will be bona fide.”
Quake Kills Hundreds;
Does Great Damage
Toklo — A serious earthquake oc
curred in the prefecture of Akita,
Island of Hondo. Several persons in
the city of Akita were killed and
many houses destroyed. In the village
of Kowakubi, which was rained, there
were many casualties.
The volcano Asama Yarns, 90 miles
northwest of Tokio, is in eruption.
Full details of the disaster have not
been received, due to the Interruption
of communication. Sixty bodies were
found in the basin of the Omono river,
where 320 houses wore destroyed. The
village of Kitameno waa burned.
Asa result of the earthquake a cop
per mine at Tsunmdalo collapsed.
The fate of the 300 workmen In the
mine is unknown.
Simultaneously with the earthquake
came explosions and the bunting of
flames from the volcano Asama Yama,
which terrified the inhabitants.
Kill American Postmaster and
Burn American Flag.
Poatofllce Looted and General Store
Robbed Mexicans Jeer As
Ruins Are Searched.
San Diego, Cal.—The United States
customs office and poatofllce at Tecate,
45 miles from this city, on the Ameri
can side of the International boundary,
wore destroyed by fire Sunday night,
following a raid.
the raiders wero Mexicans.
Frank V. Johnston, of San Diego,
postmaster at Tecate, waa shot to
death when he resisted the bandits
ami hie companion, Warren Didien-
back, was wounded.
remnants of an American flag was
found at daybreak when a posse start
ed on the trail of the desperadoes.
The customs office snd postoffice oc
cupied parts of the general store oper
ated by Mountain Brothers.
bandits, It was proved later, were
bent on robbing both of the govern
ment offices. Johnston was shot when
he refused to give th« combination of
Johnston’s torso was fourni in the
smouldering ruins, An autopsy de vol-
oped the fact that he had boon shot
Ilia pistol was
through the heart,
found not far from the body.
Elliott D. Johnston, the dear! man's
brother, has sent telegrams to Secre
tary of State Bryan, Governor John-
eon and Representative William Kett-
ner, at Washington, demanding a
In his tele-
gram to Mr. Bryan,
placed the entire responsibility for
the affair on M<-¿leans.
Bitter feeling prevails along the
border as a result of the outrage, and
this feeling was intensified later when
a crowd of jeering Mexicans watching
the search of the ruins objected to
Fred Vollmer, a newspaper photo
grapher, taking their pictures.’ When
the photographer, standing on the
American side of the boundary, con
tinued working his camera, one of the
Mexicans deliberately fired at him. In
an Instant tne posse that had made a
futile all-night search for the bandits,
leveled their guns at the Mexicans and
for several minutes an open battle ap
peared inevitable. The photographer
waa not wounded.
Major Davis, commander at Fort
Rosecrans, San Diego, with several
officers ami a platoon of men, left for
Tecate In automobiles.
said he would conduct a rigid exam
ination In behalf of the War depart
The affair, he said, would be
repotted immediately to the depart
ment commander at San Francisco.
Women Daub Paint
About English Church
Birmingham, Enlgand - ■ Worship
pers in the cathedral Sunday found the
walls and floors of the edifice covered
with suffrage proclamations painted
in white letters a foot high reading
‘‘Votes for Women.”
“The clergy must rise In our behalf
ami stop the torturing of women in
Navy Needs 30,000 Men.
Every foot of spare except the altar
Boston — “The government is look» had a sign painted on it, Including the
ing on the new United States power pews.
boat squadron as one of the ultimate
component parts of the naval re
Glasgow — A band of suffragettes
serve,” Franklin D. Roosevelt, assist rose in the cathedral In the course of
ant secretary of the navy, said at the service Sunday and chanted “Oh,
annual meeting of the Boston Yacht I-ord. we beseech thee to eave Emma-
line Pankhurst, Helen Crawford and
He argued for a bigger navy and all the brave women who are suffering
referred to the need of 30,000 addi for their faith.”
took no notice of the demonstration.
He said the fleet recently organized
among the yacht clubs along the At
London— Sylvia Pankhurst has writ
lantic Coast was expected to prove a
feeder for the navy in time of war and ten tn the dean of Westminster, ac
to serve as an auxiliary to it eventual quainting him with the intention of
the East Ixindon suffragettes to march
to the Abbey next Sunday and partici
pate in the evening service and pray
Ships Talk by Phone.
for the success of their cause.
Rome — The Duke d’Abmzzi, re-
said she would be present personally
ported to the ministry of the navy and that she desired the dean to adapt
that excellent results were obtained the seiwice
service to a special occasion for
by William Marconi
last week In the suffragettes.
his* experiments on board the bat
tleship Regina Elena with a new
radio-telephone apparatus. Communi
New York—Comfortably housed on
cation was had with ships nearly 45
miles away and with ships 13 tniles the after-deck of the steamer Verdi,
away with land between the communi which arrived from South American
cating vessels. Telephonic connection porta Monday night, was a llamii,
continued uninterruptedly between the which the mayor of Buenos Aires, Ar
ships for 12 hours, according to the gentine, has presented to Secretary
4 Bryan. When Mr. Bryan visited Bue
nos Aires he expressed to the mayor
Russia Has Mud Storm.
the desire to get one of the animals
Tiflis, Russia—An unusual phenom for hia farm in Nebraska.
enon occurred here and in adjacent llama came under the inspection of J.
The sky was cov F. Horne, of the bureau of animal in
ered early in the morning with dark dustry, he declared that it had foot and
yellow clouds and fog. Later there mouth disease and could not be landed.
was a heavy snow fall, mixed with
dust, which covered the ground in n
Huerta Increases Army.
thick layer of pasty mud. The phe
Mexico City—Another increase in
nomenon is attributed to storms in the the army is announced.
It is said
Baku district, where the wind raised that the regular establishment is to be
such tremendous clouds of dust that raised from 200,000 to 250,000. In
railroad traffic was stopped.
cluding the irregular service, this in
crease, if the official figures of the
Japanese Held for Graft.
strength of the army are correct,
Tokio — Vice Admiral Tsurutaro would give President Huerta 300,000
Matsuro, inspector general of naval men.
reserve, was arrested, charged with
complicity in-alleged graft in naval
Florida Man Dies at 114.
expenses. Admiral Matsuo, who Is 50
Pensacola, Fla. Isaac Cooley, re
years old, waa graduated from the en puted to I m - 114 years old, died at his
gineers' department of Tokio Univer home in Escambia county, Florida,
sity in 1885. He served the govern Sunday. He was born in South Caro
ment abroad for several years and sev lina and has more than 100 grandchil
eral times had been decorated. On dren. He attributed hie old age to
his retirement he went Into business. regular habits.