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THE MOIiXIXG OREGONIAN. TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1017.
TONG PEACE PACT
HOPE FADES AWAY
CAMERA PICTURES SHOW HOW BOYS OF COMPANY C WERE MADE HAPPY YESTERDAY.
Bing Kung-Bow Leongs Will
Not Accept Terms Of
Im&tWf-' "111 vfe .J
PEACE ENVOY" DOUBTED
Evident Interest In Hop and Sney
Sings Leads to Declaration From
Rival Tongs That He Has
Failed In His Mission.
All hops for an early settlement of
the Chinese tons war In Portland van
ished yesterday when the peace terms
of the Hop Sing and Suey Sing tongs
were made known. According to Influ
ential members of the Bing Kung-Bow
Leong tong there Is absolutely no
chance for the signing of a peace pact
which will have any effect, and spas
modic gun fights in Portland's Chinese
section may be expected at any time.
If 6am Ahtye. of the Chinese Six
Companies of San Francisco, came to
Portland, as he says, to bring about
peace among the warring factions, his
mission here is a failure. However, in
vestigation has shown that he appears
In Portland not In the role of an unin
terested peacemaker, but as an avowed
friend of the allied Hop Sing and Suey
Although the peace terms of these
allied tongs have not as yet been pre-
San Ahtye, Whose Peace Mission.
Among Portland Tonga In Ques
tioned by Officials aa Well aa
sented formally to the Bing Kungs. it
was learned last night through Harry
Ding, a prominent Bing Kung tongman,
what these peace terms would be.
Peace Terms Set Forth.
They are. In effect, as follows: j
The Bing Kungs must bring about
the release of every Hop Sing and Suey
Sing now held in the County Jail for
They must arrange to secure wit
nesses who will help to clear the gun
men now awaiting trial for the mur
der of Bing Kung tongmen.
No Indemnities will be allowed to
either faction, but if the Bing Kungs
succeed in bringing ab ut the re.ease of
the rival tongmen now in Jail, the Hop
Sings and Suey Sings will sign a peace
pact which they will agree to keep
Such terms, however, will never be
made by the Bing Kungs, declares
Harry Ding. He said last night that
the Bing Kungs had determined to
have ths tong war settled by the state
authorities through the prosecutions
now started and others now impend
ing. New Mystery Added.
"The Hops and Sueys broke the last
peace pact we signed in April, so why
should we trust them to keep another
agreement?" he declared.
Sam Ahtye, during the few days he
has been in Portland, has thrown a
new cloak of mystery about the tong
war. Although he steadfastly dis
claims being a member of any of the
rival tongs, he has shown a keen in
terest In the welfare of the Hop Sings
and Suey Sings and has already put
In motion machinery which it is hoped
by these allied tongs will bring about
the !-dictment of Harry Ding and
other Bing Kung tongmen for the
murders of July 18.
Sam Ahtye denied yesterday that he
had ever appeared before the grand
Jury, but he admitted that evidence had
been presented to the grand Jury which
it was hoped would bring about the
Indictment of Harry Ding of the Bing
Kungs. Just what this evidence is, he
declined to state.
(Inon Sam Before Grand Jury.
'It was learned yesterday that Quon
Sam, another Chinese who came to
Portland ostensibly for the purpose of
bringing about peace, appeared yester
day before the grand Jury to give tes
timony against the Bing Kungs. Quon
Sam is himself held without ball for
eerond degree murder.
The Bing Kungs charge that Sam
Ahtye is simply here to take the place
of Quon Sam in representing the Hop
bings and buey bings.
Further evidence that the Hop Sings
and Suey Sings, through Sam Ahtye,
would insist that the Bing Kungs
bring about the release of their rival
tongmen, was given yesterday after
noon when Sam Ahtye declared that
he expected the Hop and Suey Sing of
ficers to be released after District At
torney Evans thoroughly understood
Ahtye appeared yesterday before Mr.
Evans, but got little, if any satisfac
tion. He told the District Attorney
that he was here to bring about peace,
but that peace could not well be se
cured while the officers of the Hop and
Suey Sing tongs were held in Jail.
Mr. Evtna Speak Plainly.
Mr. Evans spoke plainly and to the
point. He told Ahtye that he had a
vivid recollection of another peace pact
signed here last April, which had been
broken, apparently by the Hop and
Suey Sings. He told the San Fran
cisco Chinese that, in his opinion, a
peace pact was not worth the paper
upon which it was written and so far
as his office is concerned, he will en
deavor to bring about peace by con
victing every Chinese in Portland who
is shown to have any connection of any
kind with these tong killings.
Mr. Evans promised, however, that
if Ahtye could show him an honest
effort was being made by all the tongs
to bring about a peace which would
amount to something he and his of
fice would do everything in their
power In assisting such, a movement
He insisted, however, that these Chi
nese now held in Jail under murder If
indictments will be prosecuted, as will ?.
any others who may be indicted.
Visitor's Actlona Questioned.
Further evidence tending to she
that Ahtye has the interests of tl,'
Hop and Suey Sings at heart lies i
the fact that he went to the office c
E. V. Llttlefield, attorney for these ai
lied tongs, almost directly from th.
train which brought him from San
Francisco last Thursday evening. He
remains at Air. iittieiieia s oince near
ly all the time during the day and this
attorney Is the only person who knows
where he stops at night.
Although he maintained from the
start that he was here only to bring
about peace, it was not until yesterday
that he visited the office of District
Attorney Evans, although Chief Depu
ty District Attorney Collier, who is
handling the tong cases, sent word to
him to call at the office last week.
Neither has he interviewed members of
the Bing Kung tong, although he has
been in a number of conferences with
the allied rivals of the Bing Kungs.
It Is Just this condition of affairs,
say the Bing Kungs, which will halt
any peace plans whih might be made.
The Bing Kungs delare they want
peace, but to obtain It they refuse to
produce perjured witnesses to help
clear rival tongmen now held for mur
STREETCARS IN CRASH
Forty Passengers In Oakland Acci
dent Are Hurt.
OAKLAND, CaL, July SO. Two
crowded streetcars crashed together in
East Oakland tonight, injuring 40 per
sona, the majority only slightly, how
ever. Both cars were filled to capacity with
home-going workers and shoppers. At
a crossing one of the cars rammed the
other in the side, lifting it from the
tracks. It rolled on its side, its cream
ing passengers struggling to escape.
Only a few managed to Jump. Many
That no deaths resulted was regarded
by rescuers as remarkable. Injuries
consisted principally of bruises and cuts
from broken windows. About 16 per
sona were taken to hospitals.
Failure of airbrakes to work was
given as the cause of the collision.
AMAZON TELLS OF BATTLE
(Continued From Flrgt Pare.)
try needs me. That is why I enlisted.
I saw soldiers in Petrograd that are
not to be sent to the front and I real
ized' that the country needed every man
and woman who was not a coward.
Then the Woman's Battalion was
formed and I Joined It.
"I haven't regretted it: I was never
afraid and I ask for the privilege to
bear a gun against the enemy again.
I must fill the place of men who will
War Not Too Much for Women.
"Going to war is not too much for
a woman. I was always strong, still.
being a woman, I wondered if it would
be too fatiguing. Once at the front I
forgot whether I was a man or a
woman; I was Just a soldier.
"The only preparation I made against
contact with the enemy was to wrap
the upper portion of my body firmly. ;
In the burning battle I was never ham
pered for an instant on account of my
sex. The soldiers, the real brave sol
diers, treated me like a comrade. Only
the cowards Jeered.
"We went into action the night after
our arrival at the front under heavy
German fire. Given the order to ad
vance, we rushed out of our trench.
Feeling no sense of danger, we dashed
towards the enemy in the wood. The
machine guns began knocking over my
companions. We were ordered to lie
down. I noticed those at the front
with me were all women. The men
were further back.
Gun "Kicks" Shoulder.
"I began shooting, the gun kicking
my shoulder so hard that It is still
blue and stiff. I was glad when we
were ordered to charge the machine
guns in the woods. We paid dearly, but
we held on and by night our scoutd
discovered the machine gunners and we
shelled them out.
"After the first attack I was attached
to a machine gun company carrying am
munition to an advanced position under
the fire of hidden German machine
guns. We were advancing and con
stantly in danger of capture by the
Germans. On one trip over newly
captured ground I saw what I con
sidered a wounded German officer
lying on the ground. I went to help
him with my gun in my right hand
and the machine gun ammunition in
German Officer la Dropped.
"Seeing me. he Jumped to his knees
and pulled out his revolver, but be
fore he could shoot I dropped the am
munition and killed him.
"How did I feel on taking a human
life? I had no sensation except to rid
my country of an enemy. There was
no sentimentality; we were trying to
kill them and they were trying to kill
us that is all. Any Russian girl or
any other girl in the same position
would have the same feeling; no, I do
not feel that I did anything excep
tional Any well girl would do the
"There are no cowards among us; we
expected to be killed and we were
ready to die. I have the luck to es
cape this time, but I am ready to die
the next time.
"I never knew when I was hit.
Shells were breaking everywhere. One
got me. The next time one may really
As she finished dictating, the girl
took her cap from a table beside the
bed, put it on a fetching angle and
gave a comic salute. Then suddenly,
overcome with blushes, she hid her
face in the pillow.
Poles Riot Against Teutons.
LONDON. July 29. Big street dem
onstrations occurred at Warsaw as a
result of the arrest of General Pilsud
ski of the Polish Legion and other lead
ers in the movement against imposing
an oath of fidelity to the Austro-Ger-man
sovereigns upon the Polsh army.
Many of the legionaries have refused
to take such an oath.
I Nsl j
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Above Women of Company Auxiliary Prenentingr "HouKevrlves to Men. Be
low Mrs. 'William E. O'Brien and Sergeant Harry It. Cooley.
The boys of Company C, Third Oregon Infantry, were made happy yesterday,
when a group of patriotic women, members of the Company C Auxiliary, called at
their camp In Northeast Portland and presented them with 100 "housewives"
designed to serve the boys when they get into active field duty.
Mrs. Agnes O'Brien, mother of Sergeant William E. O'Brien, made a brief
speech of presentation, to which Sergeant Harry R. Cooley replied.
A few days ago the women of the auxiliary presented the boys with a med
icine cabinet, which was duly appreciated. The women are constantly busy
providing comforts and extra conveniences for.' their boys.
S HOT TOLD
Great Britain Will Not Define
BALFOUR STATES POSITION
Impossible, Says Secretary, to Fore
tell Position in Which World Will
Find Itself When Questions
Are to Be Decided.
LONDON, July 30. John Annan
Bryce, Liberal, referring in the House
of Commons today to the recent state
ment of Lord Robert Cecil, Minister of
Blockade, that the dismemberment of
Austria was not one of Great Britain's
war aims, said the statement would
create difficulties because Great Brit
ain's engagements with her allies could
not be continued If the Austrian empire
was to be maintained.
Italy, on the strength of these en
gagements, Mr. Bryce said, would not
be content merely with a rearrange
ment of the Trentino region.
The references by Mr. Bryce and oth
ers to Great Britain's war aims. In
cluding Noel Buxton, who said that an
unfortunate impression had got abroad
in Europe as a result of the speeches
in the House of Commons last week
that Great Britain favored a policy of
annexation, but would not define her
aims, brought an interesting reply from
A. J. Balfour, the Foreign Secretary.
Dangerous to Declare Policy.
Mr. Balfour declared that the gov
ernment had been asked to declare its
policy, but he was not sure if that
would be a wise course. The broad
qustions animating the government had
been expounded by the late and Dresent
Premiers, the Foreign Secretary and
otners who held high office, during the
past three years. When every Minis
terial statement was treated as a
pledge. It was dangerous to accede to
requests for definite announcements.
With respect to the Jugoslav and
Austrian question, said the Secretary,
it was Impossible to foretell the posi
tion In which the world would find
itself when these problems came to he
decided and he would be doing a very 111
service to tne country were he to at
tempt to define the position now. The
government believed that the nationali
ties composing that heterogenous state
should be allowed to develop along
their own lines and to carry on their
civilization in their own way.
English Pnrpoaea Unselfish.
"As everybody knows," continued Mr.
Balfour, "we first entered the war to
defend Belgium and prevent France
from being crushed before our eyes.
Nobody with the smallest knowledge
of the facts supposed that Sir Edward
Grey, formerly Foreign Secretary, and
the government, of which he was a
member when he made the fateful dec
laration on August 3. 1914, made It
with the smallest thought of the great
problems which the course of the war
has opened up. We did not enter the
war for any selfish purposes; certainly
not for Imperialist aims or to get in
demnities. Our purposes were com
pletely unselfish; therefore we stood in
a different position from any of our
allies. We hoped to see Europe freer
and more stable." '
Wishes of France Important.
If France asked it, he failed to see
how Great Britain could refrain from
going on to assist her until she got
back to the position which existed be
fore the attack engineered against her
by Bismarck in 1871 namely, that "she
obtain restoration of that of which she
was violently robbed more than 40
Mr. Balfour expressed an opinion
which was simply his own when he said
that if France asked for Alsace-Lorraine,
Great Britain should support her,
but he declared that France was not
fighting for Alsace-Lorraine alone; she
was fighting for her very existence.
The questions the House had discussed
were occupying the attention of the
whole civilized world almost to the
exclusion of every other subject.
Fight Muat Go On.
As to the democratization of Ger
many, said the Secretary, it has been
hoped that autocracy would give place
to parliamentary institutions, as they
are understood, but nobody was foolish
enough to suppose that It would be
possible to impose on Germany a con
viction made outside of Germany. Un
til Germany was either made power
less or free he did not think the peace
of Europe could be secured. The fight
must go on, for if this war ended with
a German peace, that would only be m
prelude to a new European war. If
the peace was to be one that England
and America could approve, then it
would lead to a permanent settlement
which would in turn conduce to that
great understanding of the nations
which would give Europe a security it
had never known before.
VIEXXA STATEMENT LAUDED
Conquest Not Programme, Says Ger
man Socialist Paper.
COPENHAGEN, July 30. The inter
view given by Czernln, the Austro
Hungarian Foreign Minister, is char
acterized by the Socialist newspaper
Vorwaerts as "a programme of peace
and understanding." The newspaper
Interprets it as emphasizing the Ger
man peace resolution and as making
Austria s official policy line up with
the political programme of the So
Count Czernln, "Vorwaerts adds, casts
aside war for the settlement of dlf
ferences between states and leaves no
doubt that he would never countenance
a war of conquest.
H. W. MACLEAN RESIGNS
C. BORTZMEYER NEW CIVIL.
John F. Logan Namta Former Banlc
Cashier to Succeed Retiring Of
ficial, Whom He Lauds.
H. W. MacLean, secretary to the Mu
nicipal Civil Service Board, yesterday
tendered his resignation and O. C.
Bortzrneyer was named as his successor.
Mr. MacLean quit to go back into the
paper business. He became secretary
to the board two and a half years ago,
The change will take place early next
Mr. Bortzrneyer has been a resident
of Portland for seven years. Until
about a year ago he was assistant cash
ier of the Scandinavian-American bank.
Prior to that he was cashier of the
Merchants" Savings & Trust Company.
ror about a year past he has been of
O. C. Bortzrneyer, Who Has Been
Appointed Secretary to Munici
pal Civil Service Board to Suc
ceed II. W. MacLean.
flee manager of the Penn Mutual Life
Insurance Company. He resides at 1163
Multnomah street and is a member of
the Royal Rosarians, Chamber of Com
merce, Ad Club, secretary of the Port
land Social Turn Verein and a mem
ber of Frledshlp Lodge. Masons.
Announcement of Mr. MacLean's res
ignation was made by John F. Logan,
chairman of the Civil Service Board,
who was notified several days ago by
Mr. MacLean to look for a successor.
Mr. Logan selected Mr. Bortzrneyer. He
will ask the other members of the board
to confirm the appointment at the next
"It was with regret that I received
Mr. MacLean's resignation," said Mr.
Logan yesterday. "I consider him as
having been an exceptionally good man
for the position. He has put through
many good things for the betterment
of -local civil service."
Norwegian Mission Out for Food.
WASHINGTON, July 30. The Nor
wegian mission to -the United States,
headed by Fridtjof Nansen, called on
Acting Secretary Polk of the State De
partment today and arranged for dis
cussions with officials on a working
agreement for the importation into
Norway of foodstuffs needed by that
at Factory Cost!
In order to introduce our car to the Portland, public
and to demonstrate what you can purchase for less
than $1500, I am going to sell the first three applicants
one each of these wonderful Automobiles at factory
cost immediate delivery.
These cars are made by a company making cars for
over ten years and one of the largest parts manufac
turers in the United States.
This is your opportunity to get a good six-cylinder
car cheap. AH 399, Oregonian.
TWO BILLIONS MARK
Senate Committee Revises Bill
for War Tax.
CHANGES ARE AGREED UPON
Rate on Corporation Income Taxes
to Be Raised Beverages to Be
Taxed Higher Sugar May
Be Included on List.
WASHINGTON. July 30. Revision of
the war tax bill to Increase its totals
from J1.670, 000.000 to about 12.000,000,
000 was undertaken by the Senate
finance committee while House leaders
Informally discussed measures to pro
vide still further against the increased
estimates of this year's war expendi
tures. Final action was postponed by the
Senate committee, but Chairman Sim
mons announced tonight that the con
sensus of committee oDlnlon Indicates
these charges will be made in the tax
Imposition of most of the tax in
crease on corporations and individuals
having incomes of $20,000 and more.
Bate on Beverages to Be Raised. .
Material modification of the so-called
Jones amendment, which In its present
form levies 15 per cent upon corpora
tions' undistributed surplus.
No increase of the normal income tax
rate on individuals, but an Increase,
probably to 6 per cent, of that on cor
porations. Additional taxes on intoxicating
beverages, including whisky, beer and
Increase of some of the consumption
taxes imposed in the bill on sugar,
tea, coffee and cocoa and possibly ad
dition of a few consumption taxes.
Addition of a few new small taxes.
Corporations lilt Hardest.
The exact division of the new tax
burden has not been decided, but in
creased corporation income taxes prob
ably would raise approximately $170,
000,000 of $300,000,000 to be added to
the bill. The normal rate probably
will be made 6 per cent. It is 2 per
cent under the present law and an In
crease to 4 per cent was provided in
the bill as it passed the House.
Committee sentiment has crystallized
decidedly against further Increasing
Individual Income taxes except on in
comes of $20,000 and above. The ad
ditional Increase in rates on intoxi
cating beverages probably will not be
large. As now drawn, the bill would
double the present rate on whisky and
greatly increase that on beer.
Petroleum May Be Taxed.
Should consumption taxes be in
creased it is expected the proposed rate
of one-half cent a pound on sugar will
be raised. Among new revenue sources
the committee is considering is a new
tax on petroleum products. Including
Whether the Jones amendment taxing
corporations' undivided surplus 15 per
cent Is to be reduced in its levy or en
tirely eliminated was not decided.
The committee decided today to
change the basis of war profits taxa
tion so as to Include, under the ex
emption clause, certain concerns In
existence before the war.
DEFINITE PLANS MADE
HIBERNIANS ARE TO ENTERTAIN
DRAFTED MEN AT DANCE.
E. II. Deery Named Head of Committee
to Arrange for Programme for
Definite plans foV entertaining on
Thursday night the Portland men who
have been drawn in the conscription
lottery and who are among the first
several hundred subject to call, were
made last night at a meeting in Hiber
nian Hall of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians and the ladles' auxiliary.
It has been decided to provide a
music programme and a dance, prior to
which the men will be Invited to get ac
quainted with one another, and take
steps, if deemed feasible, toward ef
fecting an organization of the men.
E. H. Deery will be chairman of
the evening. The programme will open
with the "Star-Spangled Banner." after
which there will be a violin duet by
Frances and Rose Deery, a song by
Edward Cosgrove, an Irish love song by
Elizabeth Gallagher, recitation by John
D. Walsh, and singing by Thomas Cos
grove. There will be an address by
a prominent man of the city yet to
The conscrlrted men are invited to
bring their friends, mothers and other
members of their families and to make
a social evening of it. Dancing will
be from 10 to 12 o clock.
The committee in charge Is E. H.
Deery, John R. Murphy, lidward Cos
grove, E. J. Murnane, D. W. Lane. Mrs.
T. S. Hogan, Mrs. Mary Limerick and
Mrs. Mary Cosgrove.
MERCURY AT LINCOLN 106
Hot Winds Cease and Corn Crop
Escapes Serious Damage.
LINCOLN. Neb., July 30. While to
day was the hottest day here this Sum
mer, the official temperature at 5
o'clock this afternoon being 106, with
Btreet thermometers registering as
high as 114, the dying down of the hot
winds will eliminate serious damage
to the Nebraska corn crop, according
to E. R, Danielson. secretary of the
State Board of Agriculture.
With the exception of a few sections
of the state, damage to growing crops
as yet is relatively small, according to
crop experts and reports from over the
NIPPLES BOUGHT FOR PIGS
Brood of Clarke County Porker
Numbered Even Dozen.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. July 30. (Spe
cial.) "I want a couple of rubber nip
ples." said C. H. ICellar, prominent
farmer of Whipple Creek, to Guy Ben
nett, a local merchant, today.
After wondering why he wanted nip
ples, Mr. Bennett learned that a fine
brood sow of Mr. Xellar had become
mother of 12 little porkers and nature
had provided milk founts for only ten.
At the present high price of pork.
Mr. Kellar could not well afford to let
two little pigs die for want of nourish
ment, so he will act as dry nurse for a
ROUMANIANS' MORALE FINE
Recent Advance Results In Capture
of 3 000 Prisoners.
LONDON, July 30. The Times corre
spondent at Roumanian headquarters,
telegraphing Saturday, speaks enthusi
astically of the morale of the Rouman
ian soldiers and their successful ad
vance, which resulted In the capture of
240 machine guns, 80 guns and 3000
The correspondent says, however,
that, owing to the situation in Gallcia,
operations on a great scale were un
likely in Roumania.
COPPER STRIKE NEARS END
Conferences With Globe Operators
GLOBE, Ariz., July 30. The strike
of copper miners, which has tied up
production in the Globe-Miami district
since July 1, is "practically at an end,"
according to a statement issued by ex
Governor George W. P. Hunt tonight.
Mr. Hunt's statement was made in
connection with the announcement
that three conferences with the leading
operators were held today by Federal
Mediator John McBrlde.
Sales to Army to Be Direct.
BILLINGS. Mont., July 30. The
Great Western Sugar Company an
nounced today that as a war measure
and accommodation to the Government,
with the opening of the market about
September 1, It would make direct
quotations to the quartermaster corps
of the Army. Heretofore sales have
been made to the Army through
Major John B. Catlin Dead.
MISSOULA. Mont., July 30. Major
John B. Catlin, Montana pioneer and a
member of the Montana constitutional
convention, died at his home here to
night of old age. He was SO years of
age and a veteran of the Civil War.
He came to Montana In 186n.
Sour Stomach and Belching
"When I began taking Chamberlain's Tablets
three years ago I was troubled most of the time
with belching and sour stomach. I also had
headache and constipation. This remedy was
just what my system needed. It strengthened
my. digestion and restored me to my former
good health," writes Mrs. A. D. Smith, Jordan,
FRANCE NEEDS VESSELS
ONLY SOLUTION IS TO BUY SHIPS
IN UNITED STATES.
Nation's Requirements Are More Than
4,000,000 Tons Monthly, Says Mer
chant Marine Officials.
PARIS, July 30. The Chamber of
Deputies today discussed an interpella
tion on the mission sent abroad to buy
ships. Anatole De Monzie, Under-Secretary
for sea transportation and mar
chant marine, in reply said that the
merchant marine needed 12,000 tons of
material to finish the construction of
17 large packet boats and to repaid 46
ships now in shipyards. He added that
Interesting experiments were being
made with reinformed concrete light
ers, of which two already were in
Regarding the proposal that the state
purchase Japanese shipping the under
secretary said that Japanese owners
made such impossible demands that the
government was obliged to substitute
private for state negotiations. He
added that 4'4 per cent of Japan's ton
nage was In the entente service and
that France at the present moment dis
poses of a mercantile fleet of 4,167,000
tons, of which 3,204.000 was for the
public service and the remainder for
the postal, hospital and Salonikl serv
ice. England's assistance had been 2,
M. De Monzie said that French ships
constitute 38 per cent of the ships
serving the country, the monthly needs
of which wert more than 4,000,000 tons.
The only solution of the situation ap
parent, he added, seemed to be the pur
chase of ships in the United States, In
which work Captain Andre Tardieu.
high commissioner to the United States,
was showing prodigrious activity.
CHICAGO SUPPLIES ARMY
MORE THAN 100,000,000 IS EX
PENDED LAST 30 DAYS.
In Next eo Daya 9200,000,000 Will Be
Spent Bids for 12.000,000 I'ounda
of KoodataiTa Asked.
CHICAGO, July 30. Figures showing
the activities of the quartermaster's
headquarters of the Central War De
partment were announced today by
Colonel D. A. Xniskern, depot quarter
master. During the last 30 days more
than $100,01(0,000 has been spent in this
city for food, clothing and equipment
for the new National Army; $200,000,
000 more will be spent in the. next 60
days for supplies for the Rockford,
Battle Creek and Chlllicothe canton
ments. The department Is now receiving bids
on 12,000,000 pounds of foodstuffs, in
cluding 3,500,000 pounds of flour. Seven
million pounds of bacon will be bought
for delivery early In September. The
contract for food supplies will be
awarded August 7. The successful bid
der will have to deliver half the
amount, or 6,000,000 pounds, by August
25, and the rest by September 5.
Poison in Beans Suspected.
HELENA, Mont., July 30. Montana
merchants were officially warned today
by the State Board of Health not to
sell Burma beans until a laboratory
test has been made. Minnesota state
chemists, it Is understood, also are
analyzing the beans, which are believed
to be poisonous and which. It Is ru
mored, were shipped Into the United
States by German agents.
Marti on Menocal Cabinet.
HAVANA, July 30. General Jose
Marti, who retired last Saturday as
chief of staff of the Cuban army, was
appointed Secretary of War and Navy
today by President Menocal. General
Marti is a son of the noted Cuban
patriot, Jose Marti.