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About The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925 | View Entire Issue (April 3, 1925)
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Events of Noted People, Governments
and .Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
General Lord Rawlinson, commander-in-chief
of the British forces in In
dia, died in Delhi Friday night.
The elections held throughout Ger
many Sunday in the first popular bal
loting for the president of the repub
lic', failed to elect, no candidate hav
ing the required majority.
Possibility of a far-reaching contro
versy In the Washington, D. C., build
ing trades was indicated Friday when
the Master Masons' association decided
to lock out the stone cutters' union.
Acting Secretary of the Interior
Finney has remanded to local land of
ficials in Montana the cases of 300
homesteaders on 50,000 acres in the
former Fort Peck Indian reservation,
who were granted an extension of 20
months by congress to complete pay
ments. The Mexican government will have
a surplus of 75,000,000 pesos next
August, with which to inaugurate a
national bank Issue, says Excelsior,
quoting President CalleB. Klghteen
million pesos, the president says, now
Is held In treasury paper.
Discovery of a sacred lBland contain
ing ruins of the ancient Maya I ml inn
civilization in Lake Catemaco in the
Mexican state of Vera Cruz lias been
made by the archaeological exploring
expedition of the department of Amer
ican researcli of Tulane university.
Red with a flood of wine, the Irriga
tion ditch near the Arkellan, Itothnian
and Ki llenmin winery Saturday began
currying away 711,000 gallons. Federal
agents were still dumping It into the
ditch Monday. This was the heaviest
destruction of wino in the history of
Colonel Charles it. Forbes, ex -director
of the United States veterans' bu
reau, was stricken suddenly with par
alysis Friday night at the home of his
sister, Mis. Hurry Judkins, in the
Brighton district In Boiton. lie was
reported In a serious condition ut a
Two men early Sunday held up Ex
press Messenger Young on a outbound
New York Central train between Chi
cago and l.aportc. End,, looted the safe,
dropped off the train at l.apoite and
escaped toward Chicago in an automo
bile. Estimates of the value of the
express packages stolen varied from
700 to 110,000.
Russian refugees are finding a warm
welcome In Canada and already nearly
2000 lui c entiled the dominion and
are settling on the prairie farms. Set
lements are being created by the rail
road lines, towns laid out, Bchools
tiullt and land apportioned on easy
terms for those who have been accus
tomed to farming in Russia.
Senator Wheeler of Montana, Inde
pendent vice - prenldeuilal candidate
last fall; Edwin S. Booth, ex solicitor
for the Interior department, and Gor
don Campbell, a Montana oil operator,
were charged in an Indictment return
ed by a grand Jury Friday with con
spiracy to obtain illegal use and pos
session of government oil land.
Valuable archaeological discoveries
in the form of oriental gold coins and
a seal of a Persian monarch, either of
King Artaxcrxes 1, who reigned 465
424 11. C, or Artaxcrxes III, who was
monarch from 359-338 11. C, have been
brought to light by scientists In a sup
ply of material packed away and for
gotten in storerooms and vaults of
Another Installment of Italy's paper
mouey, which Is on the program for
destruction, was burned Sunday in the
presence of Finance Minister De Ste
fanl. Nicola l'aoneelll, president of
the Dank of Italy and a large number
of government officials. The amount
burned was 320.000,000 lire. Dust
Wednesday 100.0o0.000 lire In bank
notes were destroyed in u bonfire.
From 12 to 17 million dollars, es
timates show, will be paid back by
tin- government to various oil com
panics In the I'nlted State as the
result of a decision of Judge Pollock
of the United States district court
filed in federal courf In Wichita. Kan .
Friday. The decision was on a test
case brought by the Derby Oil com
pany to recover $6590.18 In transporta
tion taxes puld lu 1919.
TO CURB TRAFFIC IN ARMS
U. S. to Be Represented Officially at
Gathering at Geneva May 14.
Washington, D. C Secretary Kel
logg conferred Monday with Secre
taries Weeks, Wilbur and Hoover in
preparation for the coming interna
tional conference in Geneva on traffic
in arms, in which the United States
government will be represented of
ficially. The cabinet members met in Mr.
Kellogg's office for the initial dis
cussion of the attitude to be taken
by the American delegation to the
The conference will be held May
14, under the auspices of the league
of nations, and acceptance by the
United States of the invitation to par
ticipate followed extensive corre
spondence in which it was pointed
out that the Washington government
was under certain constitutional limi
tations as to Tts powers over the manu
facture of arms within its jurisdic
tion and could join only in the nego
tiation of conventions to restrict arms
The meeting Monday was held in
preparation for the appointment by
the president of the American dele
gation after a series of informal in
quiries had been made at various
capltols by the state department to
learn what other governments expect
ed to discuss at the conference.
The arms traffic conference is an
outgrowth of the original treaty of
St. Germain, drawn up in 1919 under
the terms of the treaty of Versailles.
The Washington government found it
impossible to accept the treaty of St.
Germs. tB because it involved conflicts
with Amorlcan constitutional provi
sions and also because it would have
prevented the sale of arms to friend
The subsequent correspondence
witli the secretary-general of the
league of nations, conducted through
the legation at Berne, - pointed out,
however, that the Washington govern
ment had Itself adopted a strict policy
regarding sale of surplus military
stores and had discouraged shipment
of war material from the United
States to troubled areas of the world.
Indian Uplift Planned.
Washington, D. C. The American
Red Cross, with the approval and co
operation of the bureau of Indian af
fuirs, will launch an experiment look
ing to the modernization of Indian
life through a campaign of education
In the Indian schools. Two reserva
tions, the Tongue River reservation in
Montana and the Zuni reservation in
Now Mexico, have been chosgn for
Under the plan the Red Cross will
undertake to supplement the regular
school work on the two reservations
by providing practical demonstrations
In homo-making and hygienic living
applicable to Indian homes and by im
pressing upon the Indian children the
desire for good homes. A public nurse
and a home economics worker will be
assigned to each reservation to under
take the demonstration.
Darling Has Relapse.
Dai Moines. A physician's bulletin
early Monday night said that the con
dition of J. N. Darling, the cartoonist,
was Critical." Earlier In the day a
report said Mr. Darling suffered "such
a relapse over the week end that re
covery practically has been abandon
ed." Hi' submitted to a minor opera
tion to relieve local infection.
Vessels Crash in Bay.
San Francisco. The Standard Oil
tanker Captain A. F. Lucas collided
with the three-masted schooner Ma
weenn, owned by the Alaska Codfish
company, in San Francisco bay, near
Coat island. Monday during a wind
storm. Little dnmage was apparent,
as the vessels were pulled away by
Crater Lake Snow Deep.
Medford, Or. Official report recelv
, .1 Monda from Crater national park
was that there are 16 feet 3 inches of
snow at the rim of Crater lake and
II feet at Anna Spring camp, it was
still snowing at the park. Not only
Is this more snow than has been at
the park for years at this lime, but it
Is solidly packed down.
Income Tax Teld Void.
Jackson. Mis. The Mississippi
stute income tax law was declared un
constitutional by Judge Wilson of the
New county circuit court, news re
ceived here lute Monday said. The
decision was rendered in a test case
brought by the Gulf. Mobile & North
New Ford Plane Flies.
Detroit. The "Maiden Dearborn."
the first ulrplane built at the new
Ford air port, successfully completed
Its first test flight Friday, circling
the field at the airport. It was pilot
ed by Eddie Humilton.
Commission Hears Claim of
Southern Pacific Plans Abandonment
of Properties Rathar Than
Washington, D. C. Findings as to
proposed railroad extensions in cen
tral Oregon made by an examiner for
the interstate commerce commission
in a tentative report rendered several
months ago were the subject of sharp
contentions before the commission
Friday. The chief contenders were
the public service commission of Ore
gon, the Southern Pacific and Union
Pacific railroads, and representatives
of several communities throughout
Ben C. Dey of Portland, attorney
for the Southern Pacific, brought
some solemn looks from the members
of the commission and listeners by
stating that aside from the comple
tion of the Natron cut-off one of
the chief problems to be considered
by his road was the abandonment of
some of its short lines in western
Oregon rather than the construction
of others. Bus competition, he said,
had become so destructive of busi
ness on several lines that the South
ern Pacific had been seriously con
sidering petitioning the federal com
mission for permission to vacate
stretches of its property.
The examiner's report was the re
sult of hearings held in a proceeding
brought by the Oregon public serv
ice commission to force the Union
Pacific to build a cross-state line from
Crane, Or., to Odell on the Natron
cut-off of the Southern Pacific whicli
is now building. Certain other north
and south lines also were proposed
along with the extension of common
user privileges to others.
P. W. Ells, assistant attorney-general
of Oregon, opening the arguments
on behalf of the Oregon commission,
approved that part of the examiner's
report which recommended that the
Union Pacific railroad be required to
construct a line from Bend by way
of Odell to Lakeview. He took excep
tion, however, to the doubt expressed
by the examiner regarding the finan
cial feasibility of the proposed cross
state line from Crane to Odell. The
examiner held that the public neces
sity for this line existed, but express
ed doubt as to the location, and de
clined to recommend an order for its
construction on account of the ques
tion of sufficient revenues.
H was contended by Mr. Ellis that
the orlginul construction of the pro
posed lines would not impair the abil
ity of the railroads to serve the pub
lic. He cited certain margins in the
revenues of the Southern Pacific and
Union Pacific as sufficient to pay for
the new construction work without
affecting dividends and pointed out
the timber resources of several south
ern Oregon counties as adequate to
guarantee profitable operations for
years to come.
Peru Rejects Award.
Washington, D. C The Washing
ton Post, in a copyrighted article, said
Sunday that Peru has officially noti
fied the United States that President
Coolidge's arbitral award In the Tacna
Arlea dispute between Peru and Chile
is not acceptable and will not be
carried out by Peru unless specified
demands by Peru are complied with.
The demands, six in number, the
article says, are incorporated in a
note sent to the state department by
the Peruvian foreign office.
50-Cent Dispute Fatal.
Salt Lake City, Utah. A quarrel
over an alleged debt of 50 cents cul
minated in a fatal fight Friday be
tween two Mexican prisoners at the
Utah state prison here, where both
were serving terms for robbery.
Armed with a razor blade, J. A.
Sanchez stabbed and killed Ruben
Flores, but not until after he had
been severely cut with a scissors
blade used by the other man as a duel
Turks Demand Change.
Constantinople. The Turkish gov
ernment has addressed a note to the
powers asserting that It cannot agree
to a continuance of foreign embassies
in Constantinople. It demands the
transfer of the ambassles to Angora,
in Asiatic Turkey, the present seat
of the government. The declaration
asserts that the government Is pre
pared to offer sufficient embassy
sites in Angora.
Salem. There were five fatalities
in Oregon due to industrial accidents
in the week ending March 26. accord
ing to a report issued Saturday by
the state industrial accident commis
sion. , ;
Oregon City. The annual spring
salmon run has commenced here. Sev
eral large fish have been caught by
local sportsmen and fishermen pre
dict that the run of salmon will be
in full swirg in a few weeks.
Bend. Tentative dates for the
homemakers' institute, the first of its
kind to be held in central Oregon, are
July 7, 8, 9 and 10, it is announced
by W. T. McDonald, county "agricul
turist, in Bend Saturday from Red
mond. Salem. The work of collecting the
unpaid part of the state income tax
for the year 1924, based on incomes
for 1923, will get under way Monday,
according to announcement made here
Saturday by Earl Fisher, state tax
Portland. Residents of Multnomah,
Capitol Hill and Ryan Place brought a
long fight for a new water system
to a close Saturday in a bond election
in which an issue of $95,000 with
which to start the work was approv
ed by a vote of 408 to 134.
Molalla. Plana for the new Union
high school building have been com
pleted and the contract will soon be
awarded. Construction will begin as
soon as weather conditions are favor
able. The school will be a modern
two-story fireproof building.
Salem. Collection of the unpaid
part of the state income tax for 1924,
based on incomes for 1923, will get
under way early next week, accord
ing to announcement by Earl Fisher,
state tax commissioner. He estimat
ed that the unpaid portion of the tax
would exceed f600.000.
Salem. In compliance with a pro
posal made here Friday night by D. M.
Sanson, head of Canadian and New
England linen'mills, local citizens will
start a drive within the next few days
in an effort to raise approximately
$550,000 for the establishment of a
linen plant in this vicinity.
Mill City. That portion of the Mill
City-Salem highway extending be
tween Mehama and the end of the
pavement in Marion county, about
seven miles, remains in a horrible
condition, and efforts are being made
to have the county officials take im
mediate action to rectify it.
Classification of freight rates, rules,
charges, practices and regulations of
automotive freight carriers will be
considered at a hearing to be conduct
ed by the public service commission
in Portland April 6. Announcement of
the hearing was made at the offices
of the public service commission Sat
urday. Eugene. A short walnut crop in
the Willamette valley is the predic
tion of George A. Dorris, pioneer nut
grower of Springfield, who was in
Eugene Saturday. He said that the
cold weather in December had frozen
the catkins and he expected few nuts
would form. Mr. Dorris expressed the
belief that the recent frosts had done
no damage to cherry trees.
Corvallls. The Corvallis Elks vot
ed Thursday night to erect a new
temple 100 by 100 and three stories
in height at the corner of Fourth and
Monroe, opposite the new hotel. Lee
Thomas, architect for the memorial
building, is working on the plans
which include lodge rooms and a gym
nasium. The first floor will be oc
cupied by business concerns.
Ashland. The Upper Valley Im
provement league has been formed by
about 40 landowners in the Belle view
district, south of this city, for the pur
pose of greater development of that
section. Irrigation facilities for the
Belleview district have recently been
completed and the landowners are
planning on making the area a highly
developed garden truck and intensive
Harrtsburg. Twenty teams, three
tractors and 24 men engaged in a
plowing contest Wednesday afternoon
when 40 acres of sod were turned in
aid of Jim Thomas, in the Rowland
neighborhood east of Harrisburg. Mr.
Thomas received a broken leg several
weeks ago, and recently It was dis
covered that a ligament had slipped
when it was reset. Mr. Thomas is re
ceiving treatment in a Eugene hos
pital. Mill City Two high school boys
caused a near panic in one, of the
school rooms several days ago when
they brought a couple of harmless
water snakes into the room in a
paper bag. turning the reptiles loose
when no one was looking. A girl
glimpsed the snakes marching up the
aisle toward the teacher's desk. She
shrieked aad jumped on top of her
desk, and the teacher and the other
girl students did) likewise, remaining
there until the snakes were captured
and thrown out.
jj SCHOOL PA1JS
By DOUGLAS MALLOCH
IS IT SILLIMAN?
nnHE Silllman family in the United
States was founded by Daniel Silll
man who came from Holland. The tra
dition la, however, that the family
originated in Italy and there Is enough
In the sound of the name to bear out
this tradition. One of Daniel Sllll
man's descendants was Gold Selleck
Silllman, a brigadier general lp the
Involution and his son was Benjamin
Silllman, born in 1779, who was a well
known American chemist. He founded
the American Journal of Science and
art. His son Benjamin Silllman, born
In 1818, was a chemist and physicist
also well known.
Strange and Strang These names
are sometimes merely different forms
of the same surname, but there is rea
son to believe that Strange sometimes
has a different origin. There is a sur
name Lestrange, originally Lestrange,
and Strange Is sometimes derived from
thU, with the meaning of stranger or
foreigner. However. Strang usually is
from Strong, Strang being the peculiar
north of England way of pronouncing
that adjective. In this case It Is mere
ly a descriptive surname.
Sir Robert Strange, an eminent Una
engraver who was born in Orkney In
ITM, was a member of a distinguished
Scotch family whose name is some
times spelled Strang or Strange.
Thlbaut As a surname this Is de
rived from the first name that In
France has the forms Theudobald,
Thiebault. Thiebaud and Tlbsut. and in
England Theodebald and Theobald.
it 7 McClurt Nawapapar iyaalcaia,)
he Young Lady
2 Across the War
IF YOU will conquer life, If you
Will live it as you long to do.
Depends not only on the man
But on the purpose, on the plan.
The dreum with which your life began.
For I have seen that those who fail.
Whose hearts are empty, lives are
Failed not because life never brought
Tho thtng they wished for, thing they
They found It was not what they
They won but when they seized the
It faded there before their eyes
It was a tinsel thing, not worth
The brotherhood, the love, the mirth,
That they had paid for it on earth.
The worthless things, I found, were
Mere opulence, mere empty ease.
For, when that opulence had come,
It was not worth one-half the sum
That they had paid lor ev'ry crumb.
But they who this their pray'r had
The chance to labor at their trade,
To fashion things they loved to make,
Who labored for the labor's sake,
Not merely ease to overtake
These were the haupy, these content,
Whatever way their fortunes went ;
Because they did not wait until
Senility, the final hill,
To find their Joy for no one will.
Our Joy is all around us. now;
The bird Is singing o'er the plow.
The busy spindle hums a song
Oh, he who waits for joy Is wrong,
For there is laughter all along!
A well done task, a well made thing,
These are the Joys to make us sing.
The laurel wreath is often late,
And fortune fickle as our fate
But for our Joy we need not wait.
(. 1916, McC'lure Newspaper Syndicate.)
The young lady across tlif way says
since the wireless was invented many
a ship in distress has been saved by
sending out the F. O. B. signal.
( by McClura Nawapapar Syndicate.)
The Appleton Family
Mr. Lyaaader John Appleton
Hn. Lyaandei- Jobo Appletoa
Mitt Dayeey Mayme Appleton
Meater Chaunoey Devera Appletoa
TT TAKES a great deal of coaxing on
4 the part of Lysander John Apple
ton to Induce his wife to buy an old
hen and stew It down, and he finds
that this is the cause of her objection :
There Is no French name for a
stewed-down old hen.
Lysander John Appleton Is never
sure that his wife has forgiven him for
an ofTense until apple dumplings ap
pear. She may say she forgives him ;
she may even refrain from saying
mean things about his kin, but be Is
never positive that forgiveness is full
and complete until the apple dumplings
Daysey Mayme Appleton claims to
be such a good Judge of cooking that
she can go by any house and tll by
the whiffs from the kitchen what Is on
the stove, how long It has been on,
and If the cook is leaving It on too
When Chauncey Devere Appleton
was three years old he stopped kissing
and hugging bis father when he want
ed a favor In return, making the dis
covery by himself that It wnsn't the
manly thing to do, but Daysey Mayme
still keeps up the practice, and she is
so old she has worn out three pianos.
t by Oiorn Uatthew Adatna.)
Kobe college, the first Christian
school for gtris in the western half of
Japan, is to celebrate the fiftieth an
niversary of its founding next October.