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Weston ; Leader
WliSTON, OlUSaON, FRIDAY. MAItCII 10, 1015.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Ctmal Resume of Important Events
. lw$ai He Mi .
Wlf of x-Govrnor Moody of Ore
gon, diet suddenly at Bui am.
Groat BrlUln It sgtsn accused of
uilnf tb Start and Stripe to avoid
attack by Oormaa submarines.
UnlUd Slate government will tend
a than Protest to England and ber
alllM for the commercial blockade
Tb French government la reported
St having J 5. 000. 000 shall together
with 7,000,000 mm at the front await
ing ordert to advance on the Germans.
Th first visit of the James J. Hill
big aUamer Greet Northern, to ply bo-
twee Ban Frtnelsco and Astoria, ar
rived amid the cheen of 10,000 Iso
Tb one puglllet champion of the
world, Kobart Fltsslmmon, will take
bla fourth wife, who roafdee In fort-
land. Ore. He la 66 yoara old and
the bride to bo la 28.
In lone a ta lament Provisional
Prealdant Koquo Oonialeo Carta, of
Mexico, promlaea protection of Uie
nubile In Mexico City. All business
boueea, after 18 days' suspension, have
Frank Stlte. a 1m Annies aviator,
aged 80, fell 800 feet n an "air well"
at a motion picture elty Bear bar late
Wednesday, jumped from the aero
plane when 80 feet from the ground
and died from bla injuria enemy ei
Sinking of the cruiser Dresden by
British la claimed to b unrair oy in
uerman ornrera, inesmucn as we -mml
mi at aiuhnr In neutral water.
It It also claimed that a shell from the
British warship killed a woman and
The largest tuperdroadnaught In the
world waa launched at Newport Newt
by Uncle Sam. She will carry twelve
M-lneh guns and baa a displacement
of 4000 tons more than England's
largest warship. The cost to build her
The German sea raider, Print EJtel
Frederick, at Newport News for re
pairs, honored America by having the
band play the Htar-spangioa Banner
at the f resident t yacht passed on lit
way to the launching of the super-
Germany baa sufficient food to meet
her needs for two years, according to
W. D. Boyee, editor of the Chicago
Ledger, and Horace Hsrr, editor of
the Indianapolis Tim, who hav just
returned from trip through uermany.
Ksvr. Boye and Hsrr aaid that Ger
many waa only "bluffing" about food
Living on f 8 a week in New York la
a simple problem, Hiss Dorothy Mil
lor. a 19-year-old shop-girl, told a leg
islative committee Investigating the
minimum wage problem. If one want
more clothe, the explained, It I only
necessary to eat lose food and if more
food la wanted, skimp on ins clothes
Fergus Falls. Minn. Professor J.
O. A. Larson, of th Park region col
lege at Fergus Fall, ha received a
letter recently that went down with
the Empress of Ireland. Th mucilage
was gone from th envelope, but the
letter was in good slat or preserva
tion and easily read. It waa rescued
from th wreck by divers. Mr. Larson
was a Rhode scholar at Oxford, lag.,
at tb time the vessel tank, and the
letter was addressed to him there, and
waa forwarded to England and than to
this elty. ,
Th last of Newfoundland's eon tin
gent of 1000 men baa reached England
to enter tb ranks or in uritan xorcea.
Spies are becoming to active In
France that stringent measure ar b
Ing taken against all foreign residents.
Arrangements ar aald to hav been
completed between Kussia ana uer
many for the exchange of 800,000 war
prisoners. Th xchange, it I re
ported, will be made by way of Stock
holm harbor, beginning In April.
Report from Tenedoa say that tb
Turkish artillery grows weaker dally,
and that th last bombardment by th
allied warship badly damaged th
forts at Chanak Kalesl. Two big
cruisers spent the night in the straits
protecting the vessels engaged In mine
Dispatches from Rome indicate thau
the German ambassador, ronce von
Buelow, hat renewed hit negotiations
with the Italian government with the
object of securing the continued neu
trality of that country in return for
territorial concessions In Austria.
Austria, however, la tald to be op
posed to making any auch concessions
as would satisfy Italy.
Shipment of American-made cannon
for th Russian force I delayed by a
longshoremen's atrlk at Vancouver,
Rector of Trinity church, one of the
wealthiest In the country, declares
that divorce waa "the shameful luxury
of the rich and well-to-do."
The police department of Washing
ton, D. C, hav been ordered to place
strict guard over the residences of
British, Russian, Turkish, German,
French and Austrian ambassadors, at
threatening letters have been received
62 MILLION WHEAT YIELD
PREDICTED IN NORTHWEST
Portland Tb Paclfl Northwest
this year will turn out on of tb larg
est wheat crop It baa ever produced,
If th weather conditions between now
and harvest time ar favorable. Should
the weather Dot U a good at th
farmer wish, th crop will still b
equal to last year't In tlae, according
to wait-informed grain men, a there it
enough new acreage planted In wheat
to offset any probabt deficiency In the
In all part of tb Paclfl North wes
farmer ar putting spare land to
wheat, and In tome sections summer
fallowing will be abandoned to In
crease this year's grain production.
Tb Increased acreage run a blgb
at 80 per cent In a few localities, but
In tb raclfle Northwest as wbol It
Is probabl that 10 par cent will b th
This would produce a wheat crop or
about 62.000.000 bushels In Oregon,
Washington and Idaho. Last year
crop waa about (8,000,000 bushels. To
have a full yield, however, the weather
from now on must be satisfactory in
Taking tb Paclfl Northwest as a
wbol. trainmen say that wheat crop
condition are not quit a good at at
this time last year. Some wbealgrow.
Ing sections ar suffering from a dell
cieocy of moisture. This la partlcu
larly true of part of Eastern Oregon,
but there la ampl time for thl defect
to be remedied. One year ago growing
condition war pronounced Ideal In
the Northwest. At that time it was
predicted th crop would be close to
70,000,000 bushels, but thlt result was
Thlt year grower ar equally hope
ful and even with adverse condition
the yield of last year will b repeated.
while the chances for still larger
crop ar good.
Whether or not th crop I bumper
one. it I almost certain to bring the
farmer more money than any crop
they have raised before. According to
wheat authorities all over th world,
wheat price are bound to b high this
year whether the war continue or not.
Wheat growing In Europe la being car
ried on thlt year under the gree-'est
difficulties, and even though the neutral
exporting countries hav bumper
yields, it It not likely they cm make
dp for tb deficiencies In belligerent
countries, where wheat will be moat
German Cruiser Is Sunk
In South Seas by British
London "The Dresden ha been
Ths snnouncement of tha'tlnkingof
the German cruiser Dresden came
after nightfall Monday, but tb new
spread quickly through th th esters
and restaurant and ther waa much
rejoicing that this commerce raider,
whose whereabout hav been a mys
tery since her escapa after th Falk
land Islands engagement in December,
bad at last been tent to the bottom.
The fact that all the crew of th Dres
den were saved sot a new record for
rescue after an action at sea, and a
naval battl of five minutes' duration
probably It another record. Tb de
tails furnished by the admiralty ar
cant, but apparently th British chips
war not vn hit, for no damage
whatever la recorded.
The ainking of the Dresden leave
at larg on th high sess, eo far a Is
known, only two Uerman war vessels
th cruiser Karlsruhe, last reported
aa operating in tb West Indie, and
th auxiliary cruiser Kronprini Wll
helm, which I still raiding commerce
In th South Atlantie
Th Dresden was a member of
the German squadron which was de
feated by the British off the Falkland
Islands In December. She waa th
only on of five German warships to
escape. Tb Dresden waa aaid to
have fled to the westward but there
had been no definite reports a to her
whereabouts sine that tim. Sh was
re nor ted unofficially to have been aeen
In the Straits of Magellan ana later to
be in hiding in one of the bays on the
Rich folk Leave Germany.
Copenhagen, via London Tb hotels
and the better-class boarding houses
her ar crowded with well-to-do Ger
mans, who are Ineligible for military
service It it taid that thoa people,
responding to an appeal from their
government, ar leaving Germany In
larg numbers, in order that there
will be fewer people to feed while
the war last. .
It la reported from Sweden and
Norway that many other Germane of
similar class hav arrived in those
Court Uted for Service.
Berlin In th main hall of th
Criminal court building in Alt-Moablt
th first divin services for refugee
from th regiont of East Prussia dev
astated by the Russian waa held.
Several young persona were confirmed
and a number of children were bap
tised. Monument for Aviator Beachey.
San Francisco The board of super
visors favored a plan to create a fund
for the erection of a monument in
Golden Gate Park to the memory of
Lincoln Beachey. Ha la aald to have
left an estate of several hundred thous
and dollar, much of which is govern
Hood River Apple Growers9
Hood River Th board of director
of tb Hood River Apple Grower' ea
aociatlon bat recommended that th
Hood River association withdraw from
th North Pacific Fruit Distributor.
Final action, however, reels with
th members of th local association,
who will vote on th question at tb
annual meeting In April. Th vote of
th director was unanimous. A aer
ie of meetlnc will be held through'
out the valley to dltcus th action of
Prominent grower who are ac
quainted with tb sentiment through
out tb community declare that the
action of the board of director will
receive practically th unanimous tup
port of the organisation's membership.
"I know or a tonnag or at least
100.000 boxes of apple thst will be
immediately signed up with the asso
ciation," aayt Oscar Vender bl It, a
member of the recently elected Grow
er' Council, "as toon as It I learned
that th Apple Grower' association la
no longer an affiliation of th Distrib
utors." Wbil it was expected that tb
rrowers at th April meeting would In
all probability tak action to withdraw
from th Distributors, mis action on
th part of the board of director cam
a a great surprise. Th bast with
which tb board acted probably come
as direct result of th failur of Mr.
Vanderbilt Saturday to accept a nomi
nation to the board for the coming
Saving of Over Half
Salem Notwithstanding th high
cost of living and th Increasing de
mands of the state because of growing
population and wealth, the recent
legislature made a net saving in appro
priations over the preceding one of
1644.660.06. according to a summary
of Secretary of State Oleott.
The fit-urea show a total saving un
der existing law for th blennium of
1916 and 1916 over the blennium or
1918 and 1914 of 8381.813.41. For
1918 and 1914 the appropriation by
th legislature netted 84,610,176.76,
and for 1916 and 1916 88.966.616.70.
Tb total appropriations under existing
law for 1918 and 1914 were e.wi.-
968.08, and for 1916 and 1916 $6,310,
648.67. Another Important feature of the
saving Is that several law paaeed at
the session of 1918 provided for appro
priations for only one year, notably
the workmen's compensation act and
the act creating the state highway
fund. Tb appropriation for thee
department for the current blennium
for that reason total about sauu.uvu
WMU the, aavlnff over the former
blennium la somewhat less than lead-
art of th recent house and senate eg-
Mil It amuM he. members of th See-
ion in speaking of It express gratifi
cation and declare mat me campaign
pledge or tb mem Pert lor economy
have been kept.
J. E. AUiton, bookkeeper xor tne
Autos Oust Horses from
State Fair Program
C.Um At a tnaeltnir the State Fair
board decided to discontinue after 1916
the claasie futurity race at the State
Fair. The reason for the decision i
that ths breeding of fast bone in
Oregon and the Pacific Northwest is
on the wane sine th automobile hst
com Into general use.
The board named opening day, Sep
t.nh.i 97 aa rhildurn'a dav. Wed
nesday will be Salem day; Thurdsay,
Portland day; raaay, trees ana vre
gon Manufacturer' day, and Saturday,
Shrlnera' day. Nothing waa arranged
For tb tlx days or racing tn Doara
will offer a card of 18 events with cash
nrlMinf Ilfiifin. The hi davs of
the Fair from the racing standpoint
Will b saiem aay ana roruana uay.
There will be a 8-year-old pace, a fu
turity event, with a purse of $1600,
Salem day. Purses for thlt race will
go to the winnere of the best two in
three heats. The 8:08 pace, for a
$2000 purse, also will be run Wednes
day. It will be run in five heat.
Th 8:30 trot It scheduled ror saiem
The board hat allotted the 2 :12 trot,
beat three In five heats, and baa hung
up a purse of $2000 for th winner for
Portland day. Th 8:20 pace for a
$600 purse and th 8:16 pace for a
$700 purse, alto will be run inursoay.
Tuesday's card will Include the 8-
year-old trot, futurity, for a $2000
purs. All race are early-closing
event excepting the futurities.
Oregon Atked for Militia.
Salem Governor Withy combe has
mad application to th Navy depart
ment for the assignment ox the old
battleship Oregon to Portland for use
bv the Naval Militia of the state. It
fab- Board Job Held Up.
Salem The State Fair board hat de
cided to pottpon th appointment of a
secretary until after March 16, when
the term of two member will expire
and successors will be appointed by
i governor. It waa thought that W.
JonaL a member of the board, and
Frank Meredith, present secretary, had
about an even number of supporter.
Jones, however, will have to re
i a a member of the board befor
can he elected secretary. All mem
ber of th board war present except
Mrs. Edith Tester weainerrea.
Votes to Recede
year. After the mooting, when asked
bit motive in refuting the nomination,
he explained that be preferred to be
free lane to being tied up with the
Distributor. Th board bald a meet
Inc Saturday night, with th result
that the above announcement was
With relation with tb North Pa
clfl Fruit Distributor severed, the
Hood Blver Valley will undoubtedly be
th moat strongly organised section In
the Northwest, bcus many grower
who now ship independently will join
the association. It la estimated that
96 per cent of th Hood River apple
will be shipped tnia year tnrougn tn
Many grower during tb past two
year have shipped independently on
account of the affiliation. These will
now join the local association, wblcb
will market It fruit direct.
While th local grower do not find
fault with th basic principle of th
Spokane agency, complaint baa bee
beard because or lb over &eao expense,
which. It is declared, la exorbitant
The financial management also bat
been criticised. While returns are re
ceived st th main office soon after
sale ar mad, because of the com
plexity of pool th grower has to
wait too long before receiving dm
H. F. Davidson, president of the
Distributor, la a member of tb board
of director of th Apple Growers' as
secretary of slate, who bat had charge
of totaling tb appropriations of ev
era! sessions, declared that the work
of thl on was th most difficult in
his experience. He and an assistant
hav labored for more than week on
tb numerous bills, and, after check
ing and recbecking, be announced that
be waa confident no mistakes Baa oeen
Heterofore, because of a system of
grouping departments in appropriation
bills, there were rarely more than five
or tlx Rich measure. Because un
necessary appropriation had been
made In the closing hour of former
sessions by log-rolling and tacking on
Items in appropriation bills, separate
appropriation measures were passed
for almost all purpose at the recent
session. Tb new system virtually
gave th governor th single veto pow
The miltag tax appropriation and
one or two others ar estimated in the
summary of the secretary of state, but
it it not thought they will be far from
actual figures. That for the Oregon
Agricultural College of about 760,
000, Tutxt to the appropriation for the
Stat Insane Asylum. Is the largest.
Th University of Oregon will receive
about 8670.000 during th blennium.
Because of the creation of Circuit
iudffeshine th appropriation for that
eervice ha grown to $200,000 while
for district attorney! and assistant it
would replace the cruiser Boston now
in th Portland harbor. Th governor
acted upon the suggestion of Adjutant
General White, who believe th as
signment of th historic vessel to Ore
gon water would giv great impetus
to th upbuilding of th militia.
In writing th Navy department the
governor strongly urged the that the
loan of the Oregon be granted this
state. He pointed out that the assign
ment of the battleship would aid ma
terially in increasing the scop and
efficiency of the Naval Militia and
would have a great deal to do in popu
larising and perpetuating the organ ix-
atinn. Ha further dwelt UDOn th fit
ness, from a sentimental standpoint,
of having th battleship transferred to
its namesake state.
Two Claim County Bond.
Ontario Th Malheur county bonds,
issued at th fall election for the con
struction of a bridge across the Snake
river at Big Bend, and sold at public
ale on March 1 to Hall & Lewis, a
bonding firm, of Portland, at a pre
mium of $1910, are now being held by
Keeler Bros., of Denver, who claim
the bonds by virtue of a tale on March
1, signed by the County court and cer
tified by the county clerk, at a pre
mium of $fB0. Just how two sales
could hav been made for the tarn
bonds on th same day is a mystery
Dyet Lacking for Clothe.
Pendleton The shortage of dyestuffs
caused by the war it being felt seri
ously by th textile Industry of the
nation, according to Manager C.M.
RSaKnn nt thm PaiuHatnn Woolen Mills.
According to adveiee received from the
East, many h. as tern mill did not tue-
hhI in lavincr in a biff SUDDlV at th
outset of the war. Practcially all th
dye used In textile mm are maae in
Germany. While dye hav not been
iutut Mntrahand. the German srov-
eminent evidently baa taken a stand
against allowing export to America.
French Yet Bug Klamath Eoreee,
Klamath Falls J. Frank Adams, of
this city, ha begun the purchase for
the French government of more horse.
SaTeral hundred were recently bought
here and at Merrill for -war purposes.
Mr. Adams and his agent win scour
Klamath and Lake counties for desir
able stock, and th government repre
sentative will be here March 23 to ac
cept the purchase.
American Citizen Slain
by Zapata In Mexico City
Washington, D. C Encouraging
advice telling of th relief of th food
famine in Mexico City through the
evacuation of th capita! by th force
of General Obregon, th Carranxa
commander, were beclouded Saturday
bv tb new that on th entry of th
ZapaU troops, John B. McMaou.
American eltlten. was murdered shot
down In his home, th door of which
had been sealed with the coat of arm
of th United States, and over which
flaw th Start and Stripe.
Instant demand was mad by th
Braaillan minister on behalf of the
United 8 la tee government for the pun
ishment or those guilty oi me crime.
A f lav mnfmiM between Preal
dent Wilson and hi cabinet. Secretary
Bryn Ulegraphed tb israxlllan min
later armrovinv of th action D had
taken and adding a demand for repara
tion to the family of the victim. The
minister waa instructed to insist ew
th early punishment of th offender
and to impress on th post commander
at Mexico City General Salatar the
seriousness with which the American
mmnunl viewi the occnrrenea.
The general who I not related to the
independent chief who has been con
ducting a revolutionary movement in
Northern Mexico since escape from
American custody last rear promised
that the demand of the United State
would be met promptly.
British Cruiser Is Sunk
by German Torpedo
London The admiralty announce
th loot of th auxiliary cruiser Bayano
whil tb vessel waa engaged in patrol
duty. In it statement of the disaster.
the admiralty aayt:
"On March 11 wreckag or the
Bsvano and bodies were discovered.
and circumstance point to her having
been sunk by an enemy torpedo.
"Eifc-ht officer and 18 men were
rescued, but It I feared th remainder
of the crew were lost.
"Th captain of th Belfast steamer
Castlereagh report passing Thursday
morning a quantity of wreckag and
dead bodies floating in lif belt. He
attempted to search for possible sur
vivor, but waa prevented by the pres
ence of an enemy submarine, which
arave chase for 20 minute."
Tb Bayano waa comparatively
new steamer. She waa built at Uias
sow in 1918 and was owned by Elder
& FyfTe before she waa taken over by
the British government and fitted out
at an auxiliary cruiser.
Th Bsysno was of 8600 tons dis
placement and 416 feet long.
Mrs. John LX Rockefeller
Dies at Country Borne
Tarrytown, N. Y. Mrs. John D.
Rockefeller, wife of the richest man
in th world, died suddenly Friday in
her 76th year at the Rockefeller coun
try borne in Pocantlco Hills. She had
been an invalid for a year, but during
the last few month her health bad so
Improved that the rapid turn for the
worse which her illness took waa not
expected by her family.
For thl reason it happened that tne
only relative at her bedside when she
died at 10:20 m m. was ner tuner,
Mis Lacy M. Spelman.
Her husband and her son, jonn u.
Rockefeller, Jr.. were at Ormond,
Fla., where they went Mr. Rocke
feller, Sr., on February 28 and hi son
last Friday, accompanied by hit wife
believing that Mrs. Rockefeller was
growing better. Informed over the
long-distance telephone early in the
day of the critical change in her con
dition, they left at once for Jackson
ville, where arrangementa were quick
ly made for a special train to bring
them to New York. , They were ex
pected to arrive here torn tim Sun
Mrs. IS. Farmaiee rrentice, one oi
Mrs. Rockefeller's two daughters, was
summoned from New York, but failed
to arrive befor her mother died. The
other daughter, Mrs. Harold Fowler
McCormick. of Chicago, is in- Switzer
land, recuperating from an illness.
Her husband was about to tail to join
her, but cancelled hia passage and
came here at once.
Snake' Slumber at End.
Portland The awakening of the
snake at Washington Park too, after
several months In hibernation, is her
alded by Animal Keeper Herman as
the first genuine dependable sign of
spring. When the big rattler began to
move about Sunday, Mr. Herman aays
he waa jubilant, for he was sure the
winter season had passed. Traps will
be set soon to catch a supply of mice
and sparrows for th first spring meal
of th snakes. Mr. Herman eaya he
expects they will be ready for their
breakfast about the middle of April.
125 Merchantmen Sunk.
Amsterdam The Mittag Zeitung, of
Berlin, ha published a list of mer
chantmen aaid to hav been destroyed
by the German navy since the begin-
ing of the war. According to it Ger
man vessels have sunk 111 teamen
with a total tonnage of 400,000; four
auxiliary cruiser with a total tonnag
of 82,600; one tailing vessel, one
schooner, eight mine sweepers and one
"Hobo King" Gets 9250.000.
Los Angeles Jame Eads How,
'millionaire hobo king," inherited
property here worth $126,000 and the
income from a trust fund or equal tise.
The bequest Is In the will of his
mother, filed here dividing ber estate
between her sons. A "hobo," accord
ing to How, ia a man who wants to
work and cannot get it.
German Submarines Sink
Three Drltlsh Freighters
London During the early boor of
Wednesday morning German subraar
ine mad their presence known at
three widely separated points on th
British coast, and. It I aaid officially,
without giving warning to their crew,
sank three British merchant steamers.
In on case, that of th steamer
Tangistan, which wa torpedoed off
Scarborough, la the North Sea, 87
men of her crew of 88 ar missing.
Only en ma from the vessel we
picked op, be by a passing snip. Tb
attack which sent th Tangistan to
th bottom wa mad half an hour af
At o'clock In th morning another
submarine sank tb steamer Black
wood, off Hastings, In th English
Channel, while third submarine sank
th steamer Princess Victoria off Liv
erpool at Quarter past 9 o'clock.
Tb news of tb latest axplolt or
th German submarines came juat a
tb British public waa congratulating
itself that the threatened bermaa tea
blockade had been a failur.
In announcing th disaster th ad
miralty rave out the following:
"The ateamer Tangistan waa sunk
by a German off Scarborough at 12:80
o clock th morning of March 10.
Only on man of her crew of 88 men
"The steamer Blackwood waa sunk
by a submarine without warning off
Hastings at 6 o clock tb morning or
March 10. Her crew of 17 waa saved.
"Th steamer Princes Victoria, of
Glasgow, waa sunk without warning
by a German submarine at 9:16 o'clock
the morning of March 10 off Liverpool.
Her crew of 84 was saved."
Th official report announcing th
torpedoing of the British steamers
Tangistan, Blackwood and Princes
Victoria the two former cargo boats
and tb Utter once a coastwise passen
ger ship indicate that German tub-
marines ar again raiding at widely
separated points around the British
Isle. A all tb boat were torpedoed
in a period of lees than nine boor it
would seem probable that all three
were sunk by different underwater
Scarborough, off which port the
Tangistan wa sunk, it on th North
Sea, in Yorkshire, Hastings is on the
English Channel, in Sussex, and Liver-
Dool is on the Irish Sea.
The Tangistan. tb largest or to
sunken vessel, waa of 2393 ton dis
placement. She waa built in 1906 and
was owned by the Stride une, -ox
Swansea. The Blackwood wa built
in 1907 and bekmfred to the Tyneslde
line, of North Shield. She wa
The Princess Victoria was owned by
M. Langland & Sons, of Glasgow.
U. & Sends Jwo War
ships to Mexican Coast
Washington. D. C American citi
ten hav again been warned to leave
Mexico City, tn view of the critical
situation that has arisen there. Sec
retary Bryan announced that trans
portation facilities would be sought
for a many aa desired to leave.
The battleship Georgia and the ar
mored cruiser Washington were or
dered by Secretary Daniels, after con
ference with President Wilson, to
oroceed at once to Vera Crux.
Consular message from Vera Crux
said it wa reported there that the
evacuation of Mexico City began
Enrique C Llorente, Washington
representative of General Villa, re
ceived a message saying the Zapatista
force occupied Mexico City immedi
ately on the evacuation by Obregon'
Word came from American umsui
Sillimsn that at a personal interview
with General Carranxa be hat deliv
ered to the latter the formal note from
the United State government, de
manding an improvement in condition
for foreigner in the territory under
Carranxa promised a written reply
toon, but taid orally that General
Obregon had not prevented food tup-
Dlies from reaching the City or Mex
ico, nor had he sent the available sup
plies from the capital
These were the principal develop
ment in the Mexican situation, the
importance of which overshadowed in
official Washington interest in the Eu
Although the contents or the Amer
ican note to Carranxa were not re
vealed, its emphatic tone impressed
member of the diplomatic corps that
serious consequence would ensue if
Carranxa failed to heed the represent
ations made to him.
Bitneys Bob Up in Baker.
Baker, Or. Baker has a bitney
service. -Not a jitney nor a taxi serv
ice, but a bitney service. One taxi
firm in a rate war tried to get the bus
iness by selling books good for ten 26-
cent rides for $2.26. There were many
purchasers, but another firm lowered
the rate to 26 cents a round trip, with
a ticket for another ride if the passen
ger goes only one way. This made the
fare 12 cents, or, in common talk, a
bit. The only people who do not enjoy
the war are those who loaded up on the
book that gave ride for 22 i cent.
American Bark It Seized.
Galveston The American bark Past
Balmaha. from New York to Bre
men, carrying 6000 bale of cotton.
been seised oy a zsntisn cruiser
taken to KirkwalL England, ac
cording to private re porta to B. E.
Hamsa. member or a cotton concern
which chartered the bark. In an
nouncing newa of the eeiiure, Mr.
Harriaa said tb bark lately had been
changed from British to American
registry and sailed fvom New York
Koica Kcte Abased to Prcsf
General Makes PromUee, But Re
tpcnibiUty It Denied-Con.
' diUona Art Grata.
Vers Crux General Venustiano Car
ranxa. In answer to th protest ad
dressed to him by Secretary of Stat
Bryan through United Slates Consul
Silllman, regarding condition in th
City of Mexico, addressed a reply to
President Wilson personally.
He denlea th reeponslbUlty of th
constitutionalist for a situation which
is considered alarming for foreigners,
bat expresee tbe hope thst Amerean
and eitlsen of other countries will
lose no time la departing from Mexico
until tranquility shall be restored.
Tb constitutionalist chief pledged
himself to provide every facility for
tb exodua which h recommends. H
suggested that If foreign residents do
not desire to leave the country they
should seek safer places In the re
public. General Carranxa declare that be
always ha tried to safeguard th in
terest of American and other for
eigner and Intend to continue this
Th charge that General Obregon
baa deliberately fostered disturbances
in Mexico City are denied by Carranxa,
who declare every possible effort has
been made to distribute food supplies.
He contends that th present situation
has been aggravated by tb conduct
of merchant who hav protested
gainst the imposition of a humani
tarian relief tax.
German Cruiser Sinks
Newport New. V. Th German
auxiliary cruiser Print Eitel Frledrieh,
after a four months' commerce
destroying ernis over the Pacific and
Atlantie ocean, which culminated in
the sinking of an Ameiean Bailing ship
In the South Atlantic, January Z8,
made this port Thursday jnd anchored
for supplies and repairs. She brought
with ber rescued crews and passenger
of American, British. French and Rus
sian ships, and lay at anchor in a state '
of mechanical exhaustion from the
strain of a 80,000-mll voyage.
The cruiser began her eoanting for
hip of enemy s of the fatherland at
Tsing Tau. China, last November, un
der Commander Thierichcns, who ad
mitted the ainking of eight merchant ;
hips three British, three French,,
one Russian and one American. .?
The sinking of the American ship.
the William P. Fry, tailing vessel
bound from Seattle to Queens town
with 6200 tons of wheat, most con
cerned American port officials here.
H. EL Kiehne, of Baltimore, master
of the American ship, after leaving
the Prina Eitel Frederich with Cue-
torn Collector Hamilton told ar dra
matic story of hi experiences. With
him were hi wife and two children.
Allied Warships Go Into
: Narrows of Dardanelles
Tnndnn Actual entrance to The.
Kimm the moat atxoncrlv fortified
part of the Dardanelles, has been made
by the British dreadsnught yueen ..
Rlinhnth and smaller vessels and the
fnrta thamin ahelled direetlv and Dart
of the channel twept of mines, aecord-
uing to report received here rrom
The Turkish battries on th Heights .
of Renkui have been silenced and 30
big guns mounted , on motor truck
were destroyed by the warships, say
the dispatches. - - ' ' '
Part of an exploded vurnsn sneii
rll mt thi fat of Rear Adminral Gue-
pratte, of the French fleet, says a dis
patch from Paris. Several shells hav .
struck the battleship Suffren. The
hattleshin Gauloia also was struck by
two 6-inch shells. No serious damage
to either waflpre ported. .
Cotton Ship Detained.
New York The American steamer
VioHancia. which sailed from Sa
vannah February 22, with a cargo of '
cotton for Bremen, has been intercept
ed at sea by a British cruiser and
taken to KirkwalL according to cable
advices received here.
The Vigilancia was sold recently by
the Ward lin to tne Walker-Arm-of
was her first trans-Atlantic voyage
inc th sale. -
Tk riuinililn CAtv of Columbus.
which arrived from Rotterdam, re
ported that a British cruiser fired two
shote across her bow in th English
Channel and held her up until satisfied
of her American identity and destina
Nation's Need It Flrtt.
London Speaking of the compensa
tion to be made to person who f ae-
tnrlaa tha government might eoman-
deer under the amendment of the realm
act Chancellor Lloyd-George promised
that everything possible would be done
to reduce inconvenience ana los. . "it
la knwavar. a matter of life and death
with this country that we increase
enormously our supplies of munitions
of war. The national needs are o
overwhelming that I hope those who ,
are inconvenienced in the matur of
contracts will put up with It"