Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923, July 01, 1915, Image 2

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Caesar Rodney to Have His
Bravery Recognized by a
Memorial Tablet.
Caesar Rodney, the hero of the sign
ing of th»- Declaration of Independ
ence, will soon have his long ill-recog
nized bravery commemorated by s
tablet in the Declaration chamber at
The Independence hall advisory
committee has announced that th«
tablet has been decided upon and wit
be placed soon among other pictures
and relics of the fathers of the re
While the probably unfounded story
of the boy and grandfather, his cry
"Ring, grandpa, ring!” is known tc
every schoolchild, the noble act ol
Caesar Rodney is familiar to few
The tentative vote taken by th«
delegates July 1, 1776, was indecisive
Some of the colonies had sent a ma
Jorlty of Tory delegates and the votes
of Pennsylvania and South Carolina
were against freeing the colonies from
the British yoke. Two delegates from
Delaware were tied and the third was
Caesar Rodney, who lay very ill in
his home near Dover. He was suffer
ing from a cancer which had caused
him to wear a veil over his face.
On the night before the birth ol
independence Thomas McKeen, whose
vote for the Declaration had negatived
that of George Reed, also of Delaware,
dispatched a messenger to Caesar Rod­
ney, urging him to come at once. Il
all the colonies did not sign the docu­
ment, he wrote there could be no ef
fectlve resistance to England. The
delegates were then engaged in anx
ious and prolonged debate.
Early In the morning the messenger
reached the Rodney farm at Bayfield
Delaware, ar.d delivered his message
Ceasar Rodney rose from his bed
His nurse and relatives told him he
was going forth to death.
Mckeen had calculated that if Rod
ney came and cast the deciding vot<
for Delaware. Pennsylvania and South
Carolina would step into line an'!
would swing every state for independ
ence. He had posted relays of horses
on the route. Rodney rode at th«
limit of speed, leaving the messenger
who had summoned him far behind
He had to be lifted from his horse
and led into the chamber. With
his etrength fast ebbing he cast the
vote on which the fate of America
South Carolina and Pennsylvania
voted in the affirmative and then, with
John Hancock at tbefr head, all the
delegates put their pens to the Declara,
Rodney did not die Just then. He
recovered a little and with enormous
hardihood enlisted and won a com­
mission in the Continental army. His
malady, however, soon overtook him
and he died In his forty-sixth year.
The Caesar Rodney chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
wil pay for the tablet commemorating
his memory.
July 4.
The United States of America la
138 years old. These be ripe years,
vet the most captious critic must
grant that the nation is well grown,
even for its age.
It is well grown in more than mere
size and material wealth. This anni­
versary of its birth finds the great
republic zealous for the right at home,
and earnestly "trying to serve man­
kind" abroad. It presents the most
unusual spectacle of a giant nation
using Its strength, not as a giant, but
as a friend; generously, unselfishly
helping weak and wrangling neighbors
to better ideals and happier conditions.
The glory of this unselfish service
will last far longer than the glamor
of any war of conquest.
Greenland’s "Big City.”
The largest settlement in Greenland
is Syd proven, which has a population
of 766, and the smallest Is Skansen,
in the north of Greenland, with 46
In the drawing room of the Spen­
cers hung the portrait of an exquisite­
ly beautiful girl with powdered hair
and panniered skirt. She was the
famous ancestress of little Mrs. Spen­
cer. and, when Mistress Barbara
Stuart, had saved two continental of­
ficers from being captured by her
presence of mind and ready wit. One
was her brother, the other a cousin,
whom General Washington had sent
to Burlington with a message to Gen­
eral Wayne.
The temptation being too great to
brook resistance, they stopped to seo
Mistress Barbara, and while she was
preparing refreshments a company of
torv foragers came to the house. Mis­
tress Barbara cordially invited the
unwelcome callers within the house,
knowing that it was less risky than
to keep them without. She ushered
the tories into the dining room, then
rushed to the kitchen and gave timely
warning to her brother and cousin,
telling them to remain perfectly quiet
until she came again. Returning to
the dining room with a huge tray
heaped with delicacies, she spread
them before the tories, talking mer­
rily, her quick tongue ever ready with
a witty remark. When they were all
busily engaged eating the tempting
viands she softly closed the door and
shot the bolt in place. Commanding
her kinsmen to mount and ride away,
she followed them with her eyes until
they were lost to view; then she ran
to the nearest house and sent the men
to capture the tories, which they did.
John Spencer was a stolid, adaman­
tine man, who was vice president of a
bank, and when he married dainty
Barbara Stuart everyone speculated
as to the wisdom of his choice, for
she was a butterfly creature who
never gave a second glance at the se­
rious side of life. One day Barbara as
tonished everyone by Joining the
Sorosis club, much against the will of
John, who believed that a woman's
realm was bounded by the four walls
of her home.
In the meantime Barbara had de­
veloped into an ardent suffragist, of
which John knew nothing until he
read an article in the paper saying:
“Tomorrow being Independence day,
the Sorosis club has arranged an in­
teresting program and the mayor will
preside. Mrs. John Spencer has con­
sented to speak on equal suffrage and
the Constitution, and Judging by the
able manner in which she handled the
child-labor question at the last meet­
ing, there promts- n to be a discourse
on the suffrage question worthy of
many listeners."
This was too much for John. His
wife addressing a motley Fourth of
July crowd and for the cause of equal
suffrage! She was forgetting her dig­
nity, nnd he must call a halt on these
unfemlnine actions or no telling where
they would lead to.
Barbara was not at home when he
called up on the phone, so he had to
nurse his ire until evening.
"What does this meen?” he de­
manded. handing her the paper.
"Exactly what you have read there,”
she calmly answered.
"I forbid you to deliver that ad­
dress tomorrow, Barbara, so you had
better phone the mayor that you are
‘Til do nothing of the sort. John.
For a long time I have been waiting
for an opportunity to address a mixed
crowd. There are a few things I think
the men ought to know. I want to in­
vite you to accompany me tomorrow;
but of course, if you disapprove, you
must forego that pleasure.”
John's face became the hue of a
boiled lobster, and he stormed and
fumed, walking the floor like a caged
beast while Barbara perused the paper
totally oblivious of his presence. Fin­
ally he went upstairs with a parting
command that she remain at home the
next day.
John was awakened by the explo­
sion of cannon-crackers, for which the
small boy next door spent his weekly
allowance to properly usher In the
glorious Fourth.
He found Barbara at the break-
fast table already attired for the
"I had to have breakfast earlier
this morning, dear." she smilingly
said, "for we women resolved to be
on the platform before the crowd as­
sembled and to begin the program on
the second of the time appointed."
"Do you mean to say that you are
going—knowing that you are doing
so without my approbation?"
"I am thoroughly cognizant of that
fact, my dear John. Do you recall
what day this is? Our forefathers de­
clared independence 137 years ago.
and Barbara Stuart helped capture the
enemies of liberty. I mean to do all
in my power to help the women rise
above the medieval tyranny of men.
Good-by, John. So sorry you will not
come to hear me."
For an hour he sat alone on the
ve^nda and sulked; then noticing the
entire neighborhood moving toward
the public square, he grabbed his hat
and Joined the motley crowd.
Tommy’s Time of Happiness
That Stayed With Him for
Many Days.
Brief Resume of General News
from All Around the Earth.
Washington, D, 0. — The United
States government has determined
that so far as it can prevent there
shall be no further revolutionary move­
ments in Mexico and that American
territory, at any rale, shall not be
used as a base for such expeditions.
Tint, it became known officially
Tuesday, led to the arreat of General
Victorian» Huerta and General Pascual
Orozco at El Paso, and forms the
ground for strict surveillance now l>e-
ing maintained by agents of the De-
|>artment of Justice on Generals Felix
Diaz. Mondragon, Blanquet and Felipe
Angeles ami other Mexicans of promi­
nence now living in the United States.
Anaistai^ Attorney General Warren
conferred with Secretary Lansing, af­
ter which the intention of the govern­
ment to prosecute vigorously all vio­
lations of neutrality laws, irrespective
of the prominence of the individuals or
their affiliations, was revealed.
According to information thus far
gathered, there are at least four se|>-
arate and distinct groups, a|>art from
the Villa anti Carranza supporters, in
the United States who are active po­
litically in the Mexican situation.
Whenever such activity shall reach the
point of setting on foot a military ex­
pedition from the United States, ar­
rests will follow, according to Mr.
Warren, who is handling the case.
The information gathered by govern­
ment agents discloses that the various
groups have a common purpose in op­
posing Carranza and Villa but were
working independently of each other.
Inquiry is being made to learn what
financial interests are aup|xirting the
various factions and there are hints
that citizens of one of the belligerent
countries of Europe are involved in the
The position of the United States is
that the revolutionary elements in
Mexico should not be augmented and
the situation further complicated by
the addition of marauding armies
which could hope to get in any degree
of military supremacy only after pro­
longed lighting.
Famine conditions and the devasta­
tions of the military factions already
in the field are of such a threatening
character that until the American gov­
ernment is able to see clearly what its
own action should be, it is determined
that no new elements be introduced
into the situation.
Plot to Start New Revolution in
Mexico Is Charged.
"Sh-a-wee; sh-a-wHl" squeaked the
saw, as It gnawed its way slowly luto
a knotty limb.
It was a hot day', and the saw was UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHELL
dull, and the boy was a mite of a fel­
“Sh-s-wee; sh-s-wse!” And all the
while the thoughts of the boy were Live News Items of All Nations and
Both Released Under Heavy Bond
surging out to the other boys, who
El Paso Deeply Stirred by Ac­
were exploding torpedoes and crackers
on the village streets, and to the big
for Our Busy Readers.
tion of Federal Officials.
parade at midday and the fireworks
in the evening.
As soon as this limb and three oth­
Eleven hundred Indian war veterana
El Paso, Tex. — General Victoriano
ers were done, he would be free to go.
He looked at them critically, and cal- hold joyful cqnvention in Portland.
Huerta, ex-president of Mexico, ar­
cula.-Hl how long it would take.
rived here Sunday, accompanied by
President Wilson deciares he sees no
He would not have any torpedoes or signa of early peace in the European
several well-known Mexicans.
crackers to explode, but he could look war.
afterward he wax taken into custody
at those of the other boys and listen
on charges uf conspiring to incite con­
It is rejorted the last Russian line
to the noise. And it would not matter
spiracy against a friendly country, and
so very much If they did laugh at his
held for a time at Fort Bliss, until he
clothes. Fourth of July didn't come German army.
gave $15,000 bail.
General Pascual Orozco was detained
very often, and he could stand a little
Two trains collide on high bridge
Jeering for the pleasure of the holi­ near Gettysburg, Pa.,- and eight per­
with him, on the same charge, and
also released later, on $7500 bail.
sons are killed.
The charges were filed by s|>ecial
He did not feel any pity for himself,
The American Medical association in
agents of the department of Justice.
or think it hard that be must go into session in San Francisco, has chosen
Unit«! States officials were silent
the woods every morning to gather Dr. Blue as its president.
relative to future action {lending the
limbs, and then spend the greater part
England in note to United States
receipt of instructions from Washing­
of each day cutting them into conveni­
ton. Observers, however, freely ex­
ent pieces for the stove; but he did promises to reduce delayej of shipping
pressed the belief that Sunday’s action
feel sorry that his mother could not by neutral countries in war zone.
the United States authorities will
spare a half day from her washing and
The United States government places
have an imfsirtant bearing on Mexican
ironing, or even time to go out with a big order for steel rails to be used in
developments, if it does not effectively
him to listen to the delightful snap­ construction of the Alaskan railroad.
put an end to rumors of a new revolu­
ping of the torpedoes and cractfers
Persistent rumors from Germany
tionary movement that have been cur­
At last there wks sufficient wood for
rent on the border for several months.
the day. and with bounding heart but state that the kaiser will soon make a
Many were inclined to see in theso
shrinking form he stole along the side­ supreme effort to invade England, with
events an indication that Washington
walks, watching and listening eagerly, London as the objective goal.
remains firm in its attitude, that Hu­
though keeping himself as much as
Five severe earthquakes occurred at
erta's return to Mexico would not aid
possible in the background. Up and Calexico, Cal., again Friday. The first
in adjusting the present difficulties
down one street after another he was felt about 8:15 and the succeeding
and might serve to complicate them.
moved, finally pausing at a yard that four at intervals until 10:10 p. m.
A public demonstration in Juarez
was delightfully noisy with explosives.
The American steamer Noches,
about the hour Huerta's train was due
The tight board fence was too high bound from Rotterdam to New York,
to reach this city ended as suddenly ax
to peep over without raising himself was seized by England and ordered to
it began. There were hurried confer­
on tiptoes, but the gate was several London, where her cargo will be
ences among Mexican leaders on both
inches lower.
Here he stopped and thrown into prize court.
sides of the Rio Grande. Many guard­
caught his breath at sight of a boy
edly admitted that Huerta’s detention
A Reuter dispatch from Berne says
holding a lighted match to a giant
was of the utmost im|>ortance, but
that Luxembourg, threatened with a
would comment on its |>oaeible
The boy was Roy Green, the doctor's
effort on Mexico.
son, and with him were Robby and Switzerland, which has agreed to sup­ United States Would Hold Germany
Americans were freer in their com­
baby Edith. He knew them all by ply the grand duchy with flour until
ment. They reviewed the recent ac­
sight, and bis eyes shone with admi­
tivity along the border of the adher­
ration at the cool comi>osure with
Loans and discounts of the 7604 Na­
ents of the Cientifico party in Mexico,
which Roy was doing his lighting.
tional banks in this country reporting
Washington, D. C. — By agreement including the disbursement of consider­
He had never been spoken to by to the comptroller of the currency at with the German foreign office, the able sums of money for a variety of
Roy. His heart gave a sudden bound the close of business May 1 amounted State department made public Tuesday purposes, the discovery of many rifles
at a cordial: "Hello, there. Tommy! to $6,643,h87,951, an increase over the txet of the note sent on June 24 by and much ammunition in an El Paso
Won't you come in and help us tiro I March 4. 1915, of $143.923,346, and the United States, asking Germany to warehouse owned by a member of that
over June 30, 1914, of nearly $214,- reconsider her refusal to settle by di­ party ami the appearance of General
these things off?"
Tommy fairly gasped at th^Jdea, 000,000.
rect diplomatic negotiations instead of Ynex Salazar in Western Chihuahua.
and his gaze stole rapturously to the
Founding of the James J. Hill pro­ by prize court proceedings, the claim They recalled the activities of General
crackers lying about the ground, and fessorship of transportation in the presented on behalf of the captain and Orozco, Caravo ami Salazar in the
to rhe big box of torpedoes.
Harvard Graduate School of Business owners of the American ship William anti-Mexican revolution ami their sub­
It was strange. Incomprehensible. Administration, with an endowment P. Frye, sunk with her cargo of wheat sequent service during the Huerta re­
He did not know that the night before of $125,000, was announced by Presi­ by the commerce raider Prinz Eitel gime.
Doctor Green bad made out a list for dent Lowell in his address to the Har­ Friedrich. Ambassador Gerard cabled
For several days there have been
the parade, choosing war veterans in­ vard alumni, assembled for commence­ that he had delivered the note.
fieraistent reports that June 28 had
The American government declares been fixed as the date for far-resching
stead of prominent men to fill the con­ ment day.
that, inasmuch ax Germany has ad­ developments at Juarez in connection
spicuous places, and that, he had spok-
The great wineries of the Barton mitted liability for the sinking of the
vineyard, at Fresno, Cal., one of the Frye, under the treaty of 1828, prize with the so-called third revolutionary
largest in the world, caught fire and court proceedings are unnecessary and movement. Some observers professed
« • * S'*'*'
to see a close relation lie tween thia
the main buildings are destroyed. The not binding upon the United States.
movement ami the arrival of General
loss is estimated at from $300,000 to
Huerta. They expressed the opinion
$500,000, or even more.
More than
his detention had prevented such
1,000,000 gallons of wine and brandy
a consummation by removing the pos­
in bond were spilled.
and Aid at Dardanelles, Is Report sibility of Huerta's participation in
Oklahoma is said to need from 16,000
such a movement, despite his declara­
to 18,000 harvest hands, and Kansas
Paris—Announcement was made at tion that he had no intention of at­
35,000. An Oregon association has
French ministry of war that, ac­ tempting to cross into Mexico.
applied for 1000 berry pickers. An
to the Italian press, Italy has
arms and ammunition plant in Con­
relations with Tur­ Roumanid Said to Be Ready to
necticut has asked for 300 men. Zinc
Italy, it is added, will send
and lead mines in Missouri need 1000 key.
Enter Conflict on Side of Allies
laborers. A Maryland steel company troops to the Dardanelles.
has applied for 100 hands. In West
Berlin, by wireless to Sayville, N.
Washington, D. C.- Roumania at
Virginia 2000 coal mine employes are
Y.—The Italian newspapers are jubi­ last has cast her lot with the allies.
lant, says the Overseas News agency, It is learned here that official advices
Active work has begun on the gov­ over the announcement that Italy is to received announce that the Roumanian
ernment railroad in Alaska.
participate in the operations against government has demanded the ceaaion
Bulgarians are reported to be bar­ the Dardanelles by sending a fleet un­ by Austria-Hungary of the Auatro-
der the Duke of the Abruzzi to release Hungarian territory cf Transylvania.
gaining on entering the war.
the larger British warships for im­
Coming at a time when the Austro-
General French, commander-in-chief portant work elsewhere.
"You Mustn’t Leave Us This Way.”
German forces have been engaged in
of the British forces, has recommend­
driving the Russian troojm out of Gal­
en of Tommy's father as being one of ed 58 women “for gallantry and dis­
Georgia Urges Reprisals.
icia, this news unquestionably will
the brave men who had died for the tinguished service in the field.” The
Atlanta, Ga. — Resolutions urging have a depressing effect in Berlin and
women were in the hospital and Red
President Wilson to use every means in Vienna.
When the crackers and torpedoes Cross service.
Of greater importance, however, in
were exploded, and Tommy was turn­
Harry K. Thaw’s seventh attempt to his power — “diplomatic if possible, the fact that the action of Roumania
ing back toward the gate, Roy caught gain his freedom since his arrest, nine
in making a demand on Autro-Hun-
him protestingly by the arm.
years ago for the murder of Stanford interference by Great Britain with grary to which that government cannot
"Look here, Tommy,” he cried; "you White, was begun in New York with
agree indicates that an understanding
mustn't leave us this way. We’re go­ the selection of a jury to inquire as to were adopted by both houses of the has been reached by all the Balkan
ing to have a game of croquet, and his sanity. If the jurors decide in his
states to enter the war on the side of
then mamma will have lunch for us in favor and Justice Hendrick, presiding, things the resolutions set forth that the allies.
the summer house.
After that we'd
like to have you in our carriage in the dict, accepts it, Thaw will obtain per­ gally seized” many vessels containing
Grain Crop Is Retarded.
cargoes for neutral ports of Eurojie,
parade. I know papa will be pleased. manent freedom.
D. C.- The prospective
He said your father was in his com­
According to a forecast of crop con­
pany, and that he was one of the best ditions cabled the department of Agri­ market for more than 3,000,000 hales. record-breaking crop had somewhat un­
men. It’s right that you should be culture by the International Institute
favorable weather during the week just
Germans Turn to Verdun.
in the parade. And we’d like to hare of Agriculture in Rome, Italy’s wheat
ended, the National Weather and Crop
Paris — The Germans, in fighting bulletin announces.
you go with us to the flreworks this yield is estimated at 202,093,000 bush­
Continued rainy
evening, too. Papa has charge of them, els for 1915, as against 172,697,000 furiously at Bagatelle and in the weather in the central and northward
you know, and maybe he'll let us help bushels in 1914. No yearly compar­ trenches of Catonne, are seeking to fiortionx of the principal winter wheat
a little."
isons are given for other grains, but it approach the strongly fortified town of belt, caused too rank growth and lodg­
So Tommy remained and played cro­ is estimated that Italy’s rye crop this Verdun, according to Lieutenant Colo- ing in some districts and heavy local
quet, and bad lunch with them in the year will total 4,474,000 bushels, bar­ nel Bousset, military critic of the Petit damage occurred from hail, wind and
Parisien. He beleives they are seek­ floods in portions of Kansas, Missouri
summer house, and went with them in ley 9,186,000 and oats 31,003,000.
ing to gain control of the railroad and Nebraska. In the corn-growing
the parade.
Thomas Taggert and 127 others have from Chalons to Sainte Menehuold. states the weather was generally un­
Then he hurried home and told his
mother about It, but returned In time been indicted for alleged election While they are aiming at Verdun from favorable.
two directions, the critic believes the
to help carry the fireworks to the frauds at Indianapolis.
efforts of their army will prove futile.
square in front of the courthouse, and
Terrific Battle Fought.
Admiral Howard advises against
to assist in placing skyrockets and landing American marines atGuaymaa,
Paris — A terrific battle, In which
Canal Tolls $4,000,000.
mines and pin wheels in position for fearing it may cause trouble for Amer­
Washington, D. C.—A total of /<,- both combatants resorted to the use of
firing, and to do many of those Impor­ icana at other points.
hand grenades, wax fought by the
000,000 in tolls was collected for the French and Germans Monday in the
tant things, which so delight the heart
Official announcement was made In use of the Panama canal in the period vicinity of Quennevieres and jicar the
of a boy.
And his conspicuous position In the Stockholm that the German govern­ of time between the opening of the recently captured German position
proceedings of the day so Impressed ment had expressed deep regret for the waterway for traffic in May last year called “the labyrinth,” according to
the other boys that they ceased to Jeer attack off Christianxand on June 15 on up to June 6 last.
the official statement issued by the
During April the tolls for the first war department. The report adds that
him from that time on, and took him the Swedish steamer Verdandi. Ger­
into their games as a comrade in many declares the attack was a mis­ time were greater than the coat of a German surprise attack on Arra-
take and expressed willingness to pay operation and maintenance of the court failed, and that 20 bomba were
good standing
an indemnity.
dropped by Frenhch aviators.