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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1917.
6 111 CHICAGO DIE
FROM INTENSE HEAT
bert has appeared since Joining
. W. W. ATTORNEY
East and Middle West Swel-
ter, Death List on Atlantic
Slope Being Large.
WHEAT BELT HAS RELIEF
Drawbridges Expand Until They
Can't Be Opened Bridegroom
of Day Numbered Among
Victims I Torridity. '
CHICAGO. July SO. Hot weather,
t'.ie genuine goods, supported by the
forces of General Humidity, made a
fierce and general onslaught upon tlje
country today, making new records for
the season over all the Middle . West
and In the Bast.
Meanwhile the Northwest, which has
been baking and smothering , under
unusual heat, experienced sudden relief
over a wide area. This means that
the present heat wave In the East,
Central West. Central and Eastern
states will be short lived, as breezes
from the Northwest will probably
bring rain and lower temperatures.
Six Deaths In Chicago.
In Chicago the temperature soared
to 99 and there were six deaths and
numerous prostrations. Among the vic
tims was John Lukaszyk, who was
married yesterday and expired early
this morning. A woman aged 61. a
man aged 60, a baby and a restaurant
waitress were among the victims.
Arthur Roney. aged 12, dived from a
pier into shallow water and broke his
Dispatches from New York, Boston,
Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit and
other points east of Chicago say all
records for the season were broken to
day. New York reports five deaths
and more than a score of serious pros
trations. Many More Deaths Expected.
It is feared the death list will be
heavily augmented when the returns
are in from the congested districts,
where prosertations were very nu
merous. Several New Jersey cities re
port one to four deaths. Maximum
temperature in New York was 94 and
the humidity was 51. Boston reported
a maximum of 98, the hottest in five
years, but an evening breeze took the
curse off the hot wave to some extent.
Cleveland showed 105 at the street
level and 94 ten stories up where the
' lake breezes had fair play.
Chicago Waa Expectant.
Chicago had ample warning Satur
day and Sunday of what was coming
and was fairly well fortified against
today's terrific heat. For this reason
the death list is much smaller than
usual with the first fierce burst of
Summer heat A stiff breeze also blew
all day and, while It was hot. It
kept down the humidity and afforded
considerable relief. The three days'
steady heat has caused the steel on
many of the bascule bridges spanning
the Chicago River to expand to such
an extent that it was necessary today
to direct streams of cold water upon
them before the spans could be opened.
At the Lake-street bridge It was found
necessary to saw off six Inches of the
steel on o'ne of the beams before the
pressure was relieved.
Northwest lias Cool Wave.
The most remarkable feature of the
heat wave is shown in the Northwest,
which. has been scorching for weeks.
Wheat and other crops and pastures
have been withered and streams and
wells went dry. so that the problem of
feeding and watering livestock became
eerious. Herds were transferred many
miles to wooded districts where there
was a semblance of pasturage.
Moorhead, Minn., which on Friday
reported maximum temperature of 110,
showed 56 today, following light rains.
Havre, Mont., which had been up to 100,
dropped to 4 2 today. Corona, Colo., had
42, its normal temperature, and resi
dents were wearing overcoats. North
and South Dakota points, which Friday
and Saturday were baking undr 100
and 102, report 48 tonight. Minneapolis,
which had the unusual figure of 100
Friday, Is now back to 79. which Is
about its normal
Cyclonic Storm Breaks Siege.
The long heat siege In the North
west was broken by a storm of cyclonic
proportions, which tore down buildings
and trees, flattened and . battered ths
wilted crops, and was accompanied bv
much lightning, which did considerable
damage. Despite this destruction,
however, the Northwest hailed the
storm as a Iifesaver, for a few days
more of drouth would have meant utter
ruin for crops and the death of large
numbers of cattle and sheep.
Chicago's bathing beaches were
thronged from daylight until far Into
the night. Three hundred thousand per
sons went into the lake Sunday, ac
cording to the official count at the mu
nicipal beaches, and the number seeking
relief in the lake today was not far
short of that figure.
MANY $2.50 COINS ARE HELD
Rich Victoria Young Chinese Depos
its $7 00 Worth at Seattle Hotel.
SEATTLE, "Vi-sh., July 30. (Spe
cial.) Chan Sing, a Chinese 20 years
old, of Victoria, B. C, deposited with
the clerk of the Hotel Seattle today
for safe keeping $750 in United States
gold coins, each of the denomination
of $2.50. Chan, with his two Bisters,
respectively 13 and 18 years old, are
heirs to an estate worth $400,000, left
them by their parents. All three were
born in Victoria, where their father
accumulated a fortune in business.
"I Just have a fancy for collecting
(2.60 gold coins," explained the young
man, "and I put them into the hotel
safe until I could arrange for safety
deposit box at a uank. I am interested
in a silk mill in China and a -i part
owner In a business block in Canton.
I plan to go there this Summer, as I
have for the last th e years."
Chan would like to assist in recruit
ing a Chine-e regiment for service
under Pershing, he says.
PORTLAND LAWYER DEAD
Elmer E. Mallory Dies Following
Illness of Several Months.
Elmer E. Mallory, an attorney, son
of the late Rufus Mallory and Mrs
Lucy A. Mallory, died last night at
his residence, 1174 Hawthorne avenue,
following an Illness of several months.
Mr. Mallory was about 64 years old
and had been a resident of Portland
for SO years. He was bom at Salem.
Or. Besides his widow and mother he
is survived by two children, aged
Funeral arrangements have not been
completed. The body la In charge of
3. P. Flnley & Son.
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TODAY'S FILM FEATURES.
Majestic Valeska Suratt, "Wife
Peoples "The Tanks 'at the Bat
tle of the Ancre."
Star Billle Burke, "Peggy."
Sunset Clara Kimball Toung,
Columbia Bessie Love, "The
Liberty Charles Ray, "Sudden
Globe Ethel Barrymore, "The
Circle "A Corner in Smiths."
Draft Takes Film Folk.
CHARLES RAT. Wallace Reid. Irv
ing Cummlngs, Ralph Ince, Mar
shall Nellan, Allen J. Holubar,
William B. Davidson, E. H. Calvert,
John Drew Bennett, Neil Burns.
From early reports on those select
ed by draft to shoulder rifle for the
Nation, the foregoing list has been
compiled. However, it's only a pre
liminary "war cast" and will be in
creased to many times Its initial size.
Of these men two are directors, Mar
shall Nellan and Ralph Ince, while
Holubar, who is the husban! of Dor
othy Phillips, is a director as well as
featured player. Ray is the former
Triangle star now with Thomas H. Ince
and scheduled for Paramount pictures;
Wallace Reid is the handsome Lasky
star who has appeared so often with
Geraldine Farrar; Irving Cummlngs
has supported various stars, more re
cently Virginia Pearson; Mr. Davidson
has played leads with Ethel Barry
more in several Metro pictures of late;
Mr. Calvert is an Essanay star and Mr.
Bennett Is with Edison.
Many Stars at Convention.
How would you like to have been
present at the Chicago convention of
the Motion Picture Exhibitors' League
of America? Here's a list of the film
stars who were present during the
Alice Brady, Violet Mersereau, Norma
Talmadge, Bryant Washburn, Francis
X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, Fanny
Ward, Anita King, Hazel Daly, Mae
Marsh, "Dimples" Walker, Eddie Lyons,
Lee Moran. Sheldon Lewis, Doris Ken
yon, Pearl White, Mary McAlister, Alice
McChesney, Mae Murray, Rosemary
Theby. Robert Leonard, Nell Craig,
Margaret Clayton, Josep.iine Huddle
ston, June Elvidge, Carlyle a-.ackwell,
Madge Evans, Edith Storey, Viola Dana
and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew.
Organist Wallace Drafted.
Oliver G. Wallace, noted organist,
who is presiding over the Liberty The
ater Wurlltzer organ and its melodies,
interposes a query as to the ethics of
transporting a huge musical instrument
to the war zone. Mr. Wallace regis
tered for the selective draft at Seattle
and his number is 420 in the drawing.
So he is fearful that despite the pres
ence of Friend Wife he may be asked
to leave the ivory keys and shoulder
"Charlie Chaplin could take his feet,
cane and hat with him into the
trenches, but I'm afraid they wouldn't
stand for an organ," laments Mr. Wal
lace. "If they'd let me take a Wur
Utzer along they could have my wages
for the Ifted Cross."
Torpedoplane in Pictures.
Admiral Bradley Fiske, United States
Navy, and Allan R. Hawley, president
of the Aero Club of America, were
guests of honor at a special demonstra
tion of a motion picture at the Para
mount Pictures Corporation projection
room recently, where animated draw
ings, showing the theory and operation
of the torpedoplane were shown on the
screen for the first time. The torpedo
plane is the invention of Admiral
Fiske, and the United States Govern
ment is1 seriously considering the adop
tion of this remarkable combination of
weapons for use in the present war.
It consists of an aeroplane which. In
'Hoi lit 1M ,1 ia.i.
stead of mounting a machine gun, car
ries a torpedo equal in dealliness to
those which are carried by battleships
and submarines. It will in fact destroy
any battleship afloat. This torpedo is
carried under the body of the aero
plane and in a position which permits
the pilot to aim the torpedo by the
simple process of steering his own
plane. When he has brought the tor
pedo to bear upon his target, the sim
ple pulling of a single lever releases
the torpedo and at the same time starts
Its propeller in motion.
The same man who Invented the
method of catching birds by tnrowing
fresh salt on their tails told Douglas
Fairbanks the spotlight of an auto
mobile would attract coyotes, and a
night trip across deserts with a trusty
rifle would be great sport. Doug.
spent the entire night without a single
Dusty Farnum and Winifred King'
ston were executed as American spies
by Germans one morning last week,
and that afternoon attended a banquet
given by the Kaiser, or something like
that, all of which makes this film, life
The livery stable where Bill Hart
keeps Frita during his vacation days,
guarded the Westerner's saddle by
having a vault built at their barn,
where it could be securely locked up
all the time the actor was not using it.
Madge Evans, the child star of
World-Pictures Brady-Made, has Just
rinlsned a post-graduate course In
horseback riding at Durland's. This
educational training was begun to fit
the little actress for the circus epi
sodes of "The Little Duchess," soon to
be published, and was continued until
she became a thoroughly expert horse
woman that is tr say, child.
Metro's "The Blacker," starring Em
lly Stevens, is said to be the best cho
toplay in which this famous niece of
the more famous Mrs. Fiske has ever
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." the
next Mary Pickford production, has
Fox is hiring special streetcars to
convey his kiddies about for the film
ing of "Aladdin and His Wonderful
Lamp down Los Angeles way.
Charlie Chaplin has an aristocratic
earning capacity something like
million a year yet he has been on the
hospital list for a couple of weeks with
a plebeian ailment carbuncles.
Among the supporting players in the
Norma Talmadge picture, "The Moth
are Eugene O'Brien, Donald Hall, Maud
Allen and Virginia Dare. Hassard
Short, young English writer of short
stories and composer of music, who
played witn Laurette Taylor in "Pea
O" My Heart." makes his debut in the
production. Maud Allen understudied
Mar one Hambeau- In Cheating Cheat
A news note from Los Angeles in
forms the public that Crane Wilbur
was thrown out of a barber shop (Just
for scenes In a picture), but passers
by thought the ejection was brought
on by Crane's refusal to let 'em cut his
In the new Fairbanks picture, "Down
to Earth." "Dour'j" stunts are said to
range from doing a handstand on a
mountain precipice, 8000 feet above the
sea level, to teaching a hippopotamus
the famous Fairbanks smile.
Bill Hart left a starring engagement
on Broadway to work in films at $100
a week. Incidentally Hart's first pic
ture, "The Bargain," was distributed
"The Mother Instinct." a new Trian
gle production starring Enid" Bennett.
Is tba 10th, picture in which Jack Gil-
Culver City forces two years ago.
In each of the 10 plays the young
Juvenile, a former Portland boy, has
shown a constantly developing sense
of dramatic effects.
Robert Harron, Bessie Barriscale,
Louise Glaum and "Fatty" Arbuckle
once were listed among Mutual players.
Fox's "Jack and the Beanstalk." a
ten-reel feature, is said to have cost
$500,000 in the making.
Julian Eltinge,- who began active
work before the camera at the Lasky
studio on his first Paramount picture,
is somewhat alarmed over his new
sleeping- schedule. The feminine im
personator found himself arriving at
the Lasky studio at 7:30, Just three
hours after his resular retiring time.
Despite his best efforts to ward off
this disgraceful proceeding, he finds
himself so tired at night that he is per
fectly willing to go to bedat 9 o'clock.
When Carlyle Blackwell, the World
Pictures star, first "turned out for him
self' he earned his living playing a
mandolin and singing ballads, mainly
reminiscent of mother. At the College
Inn, Chicago, he sang 45 times every
nisht for the munificent compensation
of $8, until his voice gave out,- where
upon he formed a team with another
young fellow and cut up the hardiwork.
At present but, as Mr. Kipling says,
that is another story.
It was Margaret Loomls who helped
the Hayakawas Tsuru Aokl and Ses
sue choose their new Hollywood home,
which Is situated at the mouth of -Laurel
Canyon. Miss Loomls, who was a
Ruth St. Denis dancer for two years,
has undertaken, between Lasky pic
tures, to Instruct Miss Aokl in the art
of St. Denis dancing. So it was as much
for the wide, secluded lawn in connec
tion, with the house as the beauty of
the house Itself that Influenced Miss
Aokl and Miss Loomls In the choice of
the new Hayakawa bungalow. -
BV WILLIAM BYRON PQRBUSH.PHJA
LITTLE boys get their first spankings,-
Ed Howe says, at 16 months,
little girls at 12.
The event is as surprising to the
mother as to the child. That she
should ever lay violent hands on her
cherub was hitherto unthinkable. The
gusto with which she performs the rite
is shocking to herself.
The occurrence is momentous, be
cause it indicates the frank recognition
mat me oaoy must have been trailing
something else than clouds of glory
when he came. He Is slightly Im
perfect. More than this, he is annov-
mg. ouaaeniy tne mother catches a
glimpse of new and lifelonir resoonsl
bilitles in regard to him that are more
man physical. Hereafter she must be
more than a nurse, she must learn to be
a mother.- The thought is disturbing.
Baby Gta Mentally Awako.
Each Infant begins life in a state of
hibernation. He spends his first three
months in Buddha-like self-contempla
tion, ins resi or me rirst year Is em
ployed in a ceaseless endeavor -to annex
the adjacent world, an endeavor cir
cumscribed by the fact that locomotion
craoilke and subject to earlv ex-
But when the second year dawns the
young child appears In his full char
acter and destiny. He is an explorer.
He climbs, creeps, walks, runs inces
santly. He wriggles through Incredibly
small exits and appears, crowing. In
most unexpected and dangerous places.
Getting Into the Game.
Wherever he is, he is a disturber.
Once he slept 22 hours a day, now he is
unconscious but 12. These lulls he be
grudges, lest some fun should be going
on in the world that he shall miss. He
interferes with the housekeeping,
breaks up the home evening and wakes
up from his nap Just when mother has
something else in particular to do. He
Is Johnny-on-the-Spot most of the
Not only does he disturb, but he is
himself disturbed. Passlveness of mind
is over for him forever. For the first
time he has moods, caused, we Infer,
from "getting teeth." His anger Is
sudden, explosive and apparently en
joyable. He begins to have what is
known as "a will of his own"; he does
not always see eye to eye with his
Xhe Ftrst Rift In the Lute.
Now comes a certain shock In the
social relations. The infant feels it.
Hitherto he has seen his mother mostly
on her knees before him. To be placed
suddenly and violently across her knees
Is, at least, astonishing. The change
requires rapid Intellectual adjustments.
But it is really harder for the mother.
It hurts her complacency to realize that
her child nJw does not need her all the
time, because he is finding that his
world contains so much more than her
self. Yet she sees that when he does
need her it is in so much harder and
higher ways than ever before.
About this time she decides to give
up her piano practice and buys her
first book on child study.
Stop I Look I Listen!
It is a mementous Juncture. Ton
cannot go on as before. If you do you
simply board a baby. Tou do not
bring him up.
Two lessons the young parent has to
Over every way by which the mother
approaches the child, she must now
hang the sign. "Stop! Look! Listen!"
so she will not collide with him. For
to listen Is the chief part of parent
hood. Learlng thus to understand her child,
the other thing is to nourish him. The
child's unconscious daily prayer Is
that beautiful one in the Old Testa
ment: "Feed me with food convenient
for me." About all that Is needed to
make a child good Is to give him good
conditions. The most frequent cause of
"naughtiness" Is lack of suitable play
material. The irritable child is usually
so because he has been needlessly
thwarted. The child who smolders is
the one whose full name ought to be
Off Tonr Perch.
Hard as it is to cease to be God to a
confiding baby, to come down from the
perch of a throne and become a play
fellow, yet this is the wholesome and
sensible descent that has to be made InH
behalf of every 1-year-old. It Is even
harder to grant that another self, a
separate will, has come Into being In
the house, and that what one has to d
is not to crush It, but to keep off
let sunlight upon it and give it room
to grow. It Is much easier, for in
stance, to spank a baby than to give
him time to make up his own mind to
Korsetf nl Freddie.
Te the Editor:
Day after day I warn Freddie before he
soei out to play of the dangers and
troubles that 1 know from experience he
will set - Into, and day after day he falls
prey to the urns difficulties. Has he no
memory? GRACE D. L.
Tes, but. as Abraham Lincoln used to
say, it is short and sweet like the old
woman's dance. Have you never re
alized that the- only trouble we ever
fear is immediate trouble? The fear of
helL of leaving one's wife without in
surance, of meeting a six months' note,
these disturb few people, because they
are so remote. What may happen to
your son before 11 o'clock soon passes
out of his mind. Perhaps that he
"should die before he wakes," men
tioned in the old beside prayer, seems
to him nearer and more real.
It is experience from which he will
gladly learn at length, not from un
supported warn Ins a. .
Los Angeles Lawyer Taken to
Douglas by Auto and Put
Aboard El Paso Express.
GOVERNOR'S AID SOUGHT
Committee Takes Drastlo Steps
When Counsel, After Appearing;
Before Body, Falls to Sat
isfy as to His Mission.
BISBEE. Arts., July 80. Fred H.
Moore, a Los Angeles attorney, was de
ported from the Warren district late
today by Deputy Sheriffs.
Moore admitted that he was attorney
for the L W. W.
Moore arrived In Bisbee this morning
from Phoenix and was said to carry let
ters from Governor Campbell to Mayor
Erickson and Sheriff Wheeler, neither
of which he presented.
Moore was allowed to remain in Bis
bee throughout the day. He called on
several local people, among them being
the city police Judge. He asked for
the reasons for the deportations and
made general inquiries. .
This afternoon he was asked to come
before the investigating committee of
the loyalty league. When ha appeared
he stated that he had coma here as at
torney for three Slavonians, who owned
a restaurant In Lowell and who were
deported July 12. These three men.
however, have returned to Bisbee and
were allowed to remain. Upon being
questioned, Moore admitted he was an
attorney for the L W. W but would
not state his exact mission in the War
ren district. At the end of the con
ference ha was told that he would
oblige the committee by returning at
Moore failed to return at 4 o'clock
and within a few minutes he was found
by deputies. He was invited Into a
waiting automobile, his effects, which
were at a hotel, were loaded into the
car with him and. accompanied by sev
eral local men, he was driven to Doug
las. At Douglas Moore was put on
board the night train for El Paso and
was accompanied as far as Rodeo, N.
M., by a deputy.
By Lilian Tingle.
PORTLAND, July 28. Please g-lve a recipe
for drying; cherries. Would also like to
know how to serve eggplant some other
way besides frying. Thanking you In ad
vance. AIRS. .J. F. H.
CHERRIES may be dried either with
or without their stones. If they
are stoned they are more useful (in
baking, for instance) and pack in a
smaller space, but there is always some
loss of Juice.
' Wash, dry and be sure to pit them,
if large. If small, pit them or not, as
may best suit your convenience.
Spread on drying trays and dry in the
sun or in a drier from two to four
hours. If a drier is used raise the
temperature gradually and do not let
it exceed 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
When leathery the cherries should be
removed from the drier and kept for
three or four days in boxes, pour the
material from one box to another daily
to secure equal dryness and thorough
mixing, before finally packing them.
This is called "conditioning" the prod
uct. All dried fruits and vegetables
should be treated In this way before
packing. If the product is too moist a
little more time in the drier can easily
be given to prevent molding and
Store in tin cans If possible, as the
product needs to be protected from
moisture and from insects.
Directions for drying cherries with
sugar (to make something resembling
the commercial candied cherries) were
recently given In this column. I hope
you saw them. "
You might try the following as
change from fried egg plant.
Scalloped egg plant Pare and slice
the ess Plant and. soak in brina under
weight for half an hour. Wipe dry and
place in a buttered baking dish with
alternate layers of tomato sauce or
sliced tomatoes and crumbs and grated
cheese. Cover the top with a mixture
of cheese -and crumbs. Bake about 35
minutes or . until tender and lightly
browned on top. Serve In the baking
dish as a "main dish" for luncheon or
supper. A little finely chopped pars
ley, or onion, or green pepper (all or
any of these) may be added with the
tomato for variety.
I. W. W. BESIEGE BUREAU
Men Angry When Sign Is Posted
Stating Mills Are Operating
SEATTLE, July 80. (Special.) The
first case of picketing the Inside of a
business property ever reported in
Washington occurred today when a
gang of 200 to 300 members of the I.
W. W. rushed an employment office at
206 Occidental avenue, and. filling the
place so full that regular patrons were
unable to apply for work, held siege
Moore Sc. St. Marie maintain in lieu
of the open-saloon days a headquar
ters for men out of work, with a lunch
counter and " card tables. Today the
firm posted a notice to the effect that
22 lumber mills were in operation. As
soon as the doors were open the I. W.
W. swarmed Inside and demanded that
the sign be removed. The proprietors
refused and the picketing began.
The stools at the lunchcounter and
the chairs about the card tables were
kept full of L W. W. all day.
AGEE KILLS HIMSELF
Pioneer of Tamhill County Unable
to Bear Suffering.
MMINNVILLE, Or.. July 80. (Spe
cial.) 111 health caused the suicide
yesterday of J. K. Agee, a pioneer of
Yamhill County. Mr. Agee shot himself
through the head and died almost im
mediately after. He left a note to his
son, William Agee, whom he was vis
iting, saying that his suffering was
greater than he could bear.
Mr. Agee lived In Portland. He was
a pioneer of the early '50s. He is sur
vived by 13 children. The funeral will
-3e held Friday.
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ORENCO, Or., July 30. (Special.) A
meeting of the Western Walnift Asso
ciation will be held at 10:80 A. M. next
Saturday at Dundee, Or. The subject
for discussion will be "Cultivation and
Fillers." An invitation has been ex
tended to all those Interested In walnut
culture to attend the meeting.
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The super-feature from the
famous Saturday Evening Post
serial the story of an "amateur
altruist" r a young "hell on
wheels' a square-jawed, deter
mined fighter, son of "Clothespin
Jimmie"- they called him "Sud
den Jim." :
"Tell the boys to rebuild the bridge tell
Moran to go to Hell I've been there!
I've been through it!"
Broadway at Stark
Continuous 11 to 11
MEXICO SPY REFUGE
America to Call Activities to
EARLY ACTION IS EXPECTED
Promotion by German Agents of Oil
Field Strike Through I. W. W. Is
Suspected and Propaganda
Work Is Continuous.
WASHINGTON, July 80. So numer
ous have become the reports of Ger
man spy activities and propaganda in
Mexico that Ambassador Fletcher is
prepared upon his arrival in Mexico
City to call the attention of the Mexi
can government to the links . in that
country between Berlin and German
agents in the United States.
Officials of the State Department do
not call into question the Integrity of
the Mexican government, but the re
ports have left no room to doubt the
existence of a German organization in
Mexico, whose machinations may be
defined as a violation of Mexico's neu
The Carranza government Is believed
in fact to be disturbed by the abuse of
its hospitality, and there is a feeling
here that the time is not far distant
when certain representatives in Mexico
of the German Foreign Office may be
officially Questioned aa to their activi
ties. Evidence Is Produced.
How extensive the work of the Ger-
1 man a
I" I means
aerents has been in forwarding in
formation to Germany by mail or other
has not been ascertained by
American agents, but evidence of their
tireless activity in propaganda nas
been produced. .
One man, whom agents of the United
States are watching. Is Richard Evers
busch. the German Consul at Tampico.
While almost every other .govern
ment has decreased the number of its
onsular representatives in Mexico,
iermany has kept there a full list and
Minister von Eckhardt has been at the
. apltal since the overthrow of Huerta.
It will be pointed out to the Mexican
government that in the event of rea
sonable proof of undue activities by any
ierman consular diplomat precedent
expulsion from the country can be
d in the cases of JJumba, v on
Papen and Boy-Ed.
The American Government is not con
cerned so greatly, at the suggestion
hat Mexico is used as a relay point
; or military Information, as it is over
he constant and apparently uninter
rupted German propaganda emanating
"rom Mexico and over the possibility
jf curtailment of the Mexico oil sup
ply. The recent strikes in the Tampico
oil region have caused sons anxiety ,
and it has been freely charged that
they were caused by German agents
working in some cases through tha
L W. W.
72,914 SEEK COMMISSIONS
Applicants for 16,000 Places
Camp Being Examined.
WASHINGTON, July 80 For tho 1,
000 places In the second officers' train
ing camps, to open August 27. 72.914
men have applied, and the War Depart
ment is considering accepting several
thousands more than was originally in
tended. Preliminary examinations given
the applicants by civilian physicians In
dicate that 61,838 are physically satis
factory. In most states the number of appli
cants is from three to five times the
state's quota. Montana, with a quota
of 72, had 745 applicants, the highest
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