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OF CURRENT WEEK
TEUTONS ARE MOBBED
HISS GENERAI AIMS
$156.30 IS EQUIPMENT
COST OF EVERY SOLDIER
Burned — Pass
ports Given German Minister.
Buenos Aires — The rioting which
began here late Wednesday in an anti-
Kerensky Orders Commander to
Brief Resume Most Important German demonstration
throughout the night. Every German
Resign, Causing Trouble.
Daily News Items.
business house and restaurant in the
downtown district was wrecked. The
German Club and several other build
ings were damaged seriously by fire.
The police wounded seven rioters
when they fired into the crowd. Three
f the injured are expected to die.
korniloff Demanding Supreme Dower,
Errata o f Noted i’eople, Government*
RUSHING SNELLS TO BATTLE
THE “LEGION OF DEATH”
TREASON IS CHARGED
Is Rebuffed bv Premier Tracks
Buenos A ires — The downtown sec
Torn Up to Stop Advance.
Things W orth Knowing.
wildest disorders Wednesday night in
connection with great anti-German
demonstrations in which thousands of
Petrograd — Premier Kerensky has
Equal suffrage for Maine women
ordered General Korniloff, commander
was defeated two to one at the special Argentinians took part.
Many o f those in the mobs carried in chief o f the Russian armies, to re
election Tuesday, according to news
paper returns from two-thirds o f the firebrands, and as a result scores of sign in conaeqence of General Korni-
loff's demand for supreme power. Gen
buildings were set on fire. Several
eral Klembovsky was appointed com
A 9600-pound elephant, named Judy blocks o f German business houses in
mander in chief.
and attached to a large circus for
Calle 25 de Mayo were destroyed.
An official statement says that Gen
many years, was executed in the rail
eral Lokomoaky "a lso proved a trai
road yards in East St. Louis, 111.,
tor,” refusing to take command o f
Wednesday in order to relieve its suf legation was stoned.
the Russian armies in succession to
ferings from lockjaw.
Among the structures attacked were General Korniloff.
The soldiers’ and workmen’s Eiody,
The Amsterdam T elegraaf says Ger the German Club, one o f the finest edi-
many has stopped sending coal to Hol ficies in the city, and the building o f the statement adds, "has ordered all
land. The paper expresses the belief the German daily. La Union. As fast the army organizations to obey the
provisional government against the
that Germany’s attitude is intended as
pressure on Holland to grant a loan as the fires in these buildings were ex conspiracy, stating that General Korn
tinguished they were started again.
which thus far has been refused.
iloff w ill be punish«! for treachery and
Mounted police patrols and the en that General Klembovsky will provis
American destroyers are believed to
ionally succceed to the chief command.
have sunk one hostile submarine off tire fire department kept rushing from
The central executive committee o f
the coast o f France September 5, while one part o f the city to another in an
the soldiers and workmen has suggest
convoying a fleet o f merchantmen from attempt to quell the riots and put
ed to all army corps and naval commit
the United States. Two o f the mer
down the flames. In several instances tees that they refuse to obey orders
chant ships were lost, it is reported,
Korniloff or General
police who were attempting to shoot at from General
without loss o f life.
those wielding torches were set upon Lokomosky.
How a German submarine hid be by the crowds and disarmed.
hind his schooner until it got within
According to reports from the W in
Extraordinary precautions have been
range to attack an American tank taken by the authorities to protect ter Palace, where the government
steamer and later was sunk by the Count Luxburg, the German minister, council was in session, a considerable
tanker’s gun crew, was told by the when he arrives here to receive his force o f supporters of General Korni
captain o f a sailing vessel at An A t passports.
loff has passed Luga, on the way to
lantic Port Wednesday.
The Argentine government at noon Petrograd.
The government refuses to make a
The Austrian government ha3 just sent to the German legation passports
put into effect stringent regulations to to be delivered to Count Luxburg, the statement, but Foreign Minister Te-
restrhenko informs the Associated
lim it the consumption o f fuel.
The German minister in Buenos Aires.
The decision to hand Count von Lux Press that he believes the Korniloff
available supply o f coal, coke and bri
quettes w ill be distributed on the card burg his passports was reached by forces consist o f only a few hundred
system to prevent the recurrence o f President Irigoyen a fter a conference men.
The town and railroad station at
with the foreign secretary, but with
the conditions o f last winter.
out consulting the cabinet, which had Luga are in K om iloff’s hands.
Dallas, the most populous county in been called to meet in the evening and
By order o f Premier Kerensky the
Texas, voted “ dry” in a local option receive Ambassador Naon's dispatches railroad tracks between Luga and
election Tuesday. W ith but six pre from
The President Petrograd have been torn up in places,
cincts out o f 96 missing, the prohibi maintained that the matter was grave gangs being engaged in the work all
tionists had a lead o f approximately enough and pressing enough to warrant night Monday. On the Petrograd side
1500. About 19,000 votes were polled
his immediate decision without refer o f Luga are forces, which so far have
out o f a registration o f 28,000.
stood firm for the government. Gen
ence to the cabinet.
It is believed unlikely that any ac eral Korniloff’» main aupport appears
Private Louis Bouschor, o f the Ore
gon troops, who was shot Thursday tion w ill be taken toward Sweden, the to tie the so-called Sikaya, or “ savage
d i n n o n , " w h ich was f o r m e r l y sta
G A p im N it te n
S iw tu iim h
Ic ^ A lfo il
has been able to make a statement in apparently satisfying the government tioned at Pokoff and consisting o f
which he says he was attacked by two that Baron Lowen acted in good faith Georgians and other Caucasus tribes
men he did not know, who waylaid him in forwarding the telegrams, the con men, who are personally devoted to
and disappeared immediately after the tents o f which were unknown to him. Korniloff as a result o f his lifelong
The Argentine minister at Berlin interest in Asiatic affairs.
has been instructed to inform the Ger force are Tekke cavalrymen from the
George Lynn, attorney at Linton,
man foreign office that Count Lux trans-Caspian territory, whose wild
the county seat o f Emmons county, N.
burg has been handed his passports appearances created a sensation when
D., was arrested Tuesday by United
and to ask for explanations regarding they accompanied General Korniloff to
States Marshal C. D. Scott on a com
the telegram disclosures. I f the Ger the Moscow conference.
missioner’ s warrant charging sedition.
According to the evening papers the
man government disapproves o f the
Lynn was arraigned at Driscoll and
“ savage division” has occupied Vuirit-
his bail is fixed at $1000. His hearing
patches, especially for the word “ ass,” za, on the Windau-Ruibins railroad.
is set for September 27.
which term the count applied to the
The French minister o f W ar au Argentine foreign minister, the situa
thorized the soldiers to form and ad tion may be cleared.
I f Berlin does BIGGEST TAX BILL IS PASSED
minister co-operative societies for the not disavow the minister's course A r
purpose o f purchasing food supplies gentina will recall her minister from
Senate Votes 69 to 4 for Measure That
fo r themselves and fam ilies in order to Germany, but may permit the legation
W ill Raise $2.400,000.000.
combat the increased cost o f living. to remain.
Membership in the societies w ill be
I f Germany expresses a desire to
Washington, D. C. — The war tax
limited strictly to soldiers.
maintain relations with Argentina, bill— the largest single taxation meas
of ure in American history— was passed
A dispatch to the London Daily Mail notwithstanding
from Jibuti, A frica, says that a Ger Count von Luxburg, it was said at the Monday night by the senate.
man named Holts and an Austrian foreign office, this government would vides for a levy somewhat under $2,-
400,000,000, as compared with $1,-
named Karmelich, who, with 40 Arabs, be w illin g to consider the question.
Argentina also has asked the Ger 867,870,000 proposed in the bill as it
have been wandering in the interior o f
French Somaliland about two months, man government fo r a full explanation passed the house May 23.
The vote was 69 to 4, Senators
have been captured a fter a strong re o f its present policy o f sinking Argen
sistance in which several were killed. tine ships. This apparently was set Borah, Gronna, I.aFollette and Norris
tled in the case o f the steamship Toro, being recorded in opposition.
Forty Russian emigrants from Am er but in view o f Count von Luxburg’s
The consumption taxes, o f one-half
ica have been arrested and detained at notes, which antedated that settle a cent a pound on sugar, 2 cents on
Harbin, Manchuria, because o f their ment, Argentina desires a clear state coffee, 5 cents on tea, 3 cents on
seditious statements and efforts to in ment.
cocoa, and from 1 to 2 cents a gallon
cite anarchy. The detention o f these
A rupture, the officials say, is not on molasses were cut down by over
agitators indicates a determination on necessary if Germany is inclined to whelming majorities. A final vote on
the part o f the Petrograd government make concessions, but i f she does not Senator Broussard’s motion to elim i
to check the inflow o f undesirables do so, it is certain there w ill be a nate them all was 52 to 28.
who are rushing back to Russia.
break in dipolmatic relations.
The great bill, nearly four months in
the making, w ill be returned at once
The German Crown Princess W ed
Bible Key to Freedom.
to the house and then it goes to con
nesday gave birth to a daughter, ac
cording to Berlin advices. This is the
Seattle — Mrs. Esther Sutherland, ference, with enactment within 10
sixth child born to Crown Prince Fred alias Rose Boozer, convicted pickpocket days or two weeks probable. Senators
Simmons, Stone and Williams, Demo
erick W illiam and the Crown Princess.
and shoplifter, escaped from the city crats, and Penrose and Lodge, Repub
Eleven o f the militants o f the N a ja il Friday for the second time within
licans, o f the finance committee, were
tional Woman’s Suffrage party arrest five months. She seized a heavy veil,
appointed the#senate’s conferees.
ed Wednesday while picketing the hat and Bible from the matron’s desk
President’s review ing stand at the and passed the jailer to freedom in the
Marne Rattle Recalled.
parade o f National Arm y men were guise o f a church worker leaving a f
Meaux, France Ceremonies in con
sentenced to 60 days in the workhouse. ter an errand o f mercy. She was ar
They did not appeal and began serving rested April 27 and a few minutes la nection with the celebration o f the an-
ter effected her escapejfrom the city niversay o f the Battle o f the Marne
hospital by falling in a pretended faint continued Monday with a viait to the
Letters found on Austrian prisoners and slipping * away before the nurse
field operations on the Ourco river,
depict a shocking state o f affairs in could return from the doctor’s office.
General Michael Joseph
Austria particularly in Trieste, where
since blinded by a bullet received while
it is said to be impossible to purchase
Carranza Is Recognized.
on duty in the Aisne, who commanded
at any price oils, rice, potatoes, sugar
Washington, D. C. — Last steps in the army o f Paris, heading the visit
or coffee. The people o f Trieste are the formal recognition o f the Carranza ing party. General Lamaze, one of
dying from lack o f nutrition, says one government in Mexico by the United General Maunoury’s principal lieuten
States have been accomplished by ants, and several hundred maimed
A large party o f American college formal notification o f the election o f soldiers who took part in the battle,
men has begun a course in training at Carranza as President and an acknow accompanied their blind commander.
Cambridge, England, for the aviation ledgment by the United States. The
proceeding is a technical one. Officials
Rubles Slump One Cent.
took occasion Friday to reiterate that
New York — Rubles sold at a dis
Radio reports picked up to westward no loan to Mexico was contemplated by count o f 70 per cent from the normal
say that Captain Haruhiko Shiouga the United States, but one is contem rates o f peace here Tuesday.
and 16 men from the wrecked Japanee plated by American bankers.
their rapid decline continued a further
steamer Kotohira Maru have been
slump of 1 per cent, bringing down the
picked up off the Alaska cost.
8900 Captured at Riga.
demand rates to the new low record
Berlin, via London— Russian prison for Russian exchange of 15J
British naval airships penetrated far
Absence of demand made it impossi
inland in Turkish territory Sunday ers captured by the Germans in the
night, dropping bombs on the city o f battle o f R iga numbered 8900, accord ble to find a market except at con
Adrianople, about 187 miles northwest ing to the official announcement issued cessions,
there was little busi
Constantinople, says an official by the German general staff.
Germans also took 325 cannon.
When Word Comes Men Behind
Lines Work With Desperate
DELAY MAY MEAN DEFEAT
R o a d B u lld s r s
R a n k s Taxed
to r L o r r ie s
P a rt
and Pacific N orth «eat and Other
W h o F o llo w F ig h t in g
to the U tm o st— M o
P la y an Im p o rta n t
In tho W o rk .
B y F. W . W A R D .
One o f the courageous girls lu the
"Legion o f Death" on parade. When
the soldiers at the front re fu s «l to
fight and became laggard o f discipline,
a number o f heroic Russian women or
ganized themselves Into the "Legion
o f Death" and to« k the places of the
men at the front. They fought furi
ously and the (lerinuiis were put to
flight at the sector, where they were
The wonderful story o f their deeds
has thrill«-«! the world and made his
tory. Every girl In the battalion car
ries a dose o f cyanide of potassium to
use In event o f her rapture. They do
not fear death, but they dread capture.
HUNTS FOR MAN SHE LOVES
North D a k o t a Q lrl T r a v e ls F r o m C it y
to City T ill S u c c e s s C ro w n s
E ffo rts.
Eugene, Ore.— Mary Dorothy Ford,
eighteen years old, following the
death nnd burial o f her parents
Granville E. Wetaell. twenty, from
whom she hud been separated for #«v-
Her general knowledge
was that he was In either California,
Washington or Oregon. Hhe traveled
to the Pacific coast and from city to
city, paying her expenses by working
as a waitress.
Mias Ford came to Eugene recently
and seAnni'd the faces In the crowd
assembled to celebrate Independence
ilny here nnd found Wetaell, who had
been making his home with his father,
W. O. W etzell, on a farm near this
Wetzell nnd the girl first became
friends when both were residents o f
North Dakota. The girl's parents mov
ed to another city nnd the Wetzell
fntnlly came to Oregon.
trnok o f the other.
meeting at Eugene the old friendship
was renewed and Immediate plans
were mode for the wedding, which
took place at the home of the bride
In n o c e n t St. L o u is a n Is U n k n o w in g ly
an A lie n f o r 17 Y e a r s — F ile s
fo r N e w Pa p ers.
St. Louis.— William J. Mackle, su
perintendent o f the Amerlcnn Car com
pany, who hns believed fo r 17 years
that he was an Amerlcnn citizen, hns
lenrned thnt his naturalization papers
were fraudulent and that he must file
Ten days ago Mackle nppenred In the
naturalization office an a witness for
an alien. His stntus was asked nnd
he said thnt he had been naturalized
In 1900. The naturalization records
show that nround that time about 7,500
fraudulent papers were Issued In an
effort to pad the election registration.
Mackle was told to produce his papers.
These showed that he apparently had
been naturalized October 15, 1900,
The records o f the 8t. Louts court of
appeals show that no papers were Is
sued to Mackle. Mackle, an Innocent
party In the mntter, surrendered his
fraudulent papers to M. B. Bevlngton,
chief naturalization examiner, and will
file for new papers.
G rou nd .
Fremont, Neb.— Petrified trunks of
oak trees have been found 30 feet un
der ground In sandpits here. A theory
advanced Is thnt the trees were hurled
several centuries ago when the stream
that Is now the Platt river rut Its chan
nel through here. There ore now no
oak tree« In the Dlatte river valley ex
cept transplanted specimens.
tin Ills Now York T r ib u n s )
Loudon.—T«i render nu udvnuco pos
sible and to lusure thnt everything
shall tie kept up to dnte behind the line
Is no amall order. There la m> time for
sitting down and thluklng things over.
If anything has to he dime It bus to he
done at once. A few hours' delay
might be very convenient to tho orgnu-
laer, hut such delay would probably
vitiate any plans he might make. Thai
Is why, when anything bus to he done
In the uinttor of repairs tind rearrange
ments behind the Hue It bus to bo done
at tup s|M-ed. There are uo "hours" In
the army. I f a Job has to he rushed,
then everybody buckles to the tusk and
keeps uu slogging until the job Is fin
ished. Tommy muy grouse- he wouldn't
he much good If he didn't— but he
| gets a s u y with the.Job whou he knows
It Is Important.
Once a Job hud to tie done at a spot
where the Huns hsd been shelling for
three solid duys. It was Just the re
moval o f stores, nnd all the »isiru It. A.
M. C. and A. 8. C. men had been
pressed luto the service on this par
ticular occauloo. It waa carried through
at night, naturally, and there were uo
llghta to be shown. The party would
have been blown out o f the earth If
there had been any Indication o f their
It wasn’t an eaay Job. In fact. It
waa real bard work, the loading up of
lorries, wagons, anything that could
he got In the way o f wheeled tranaport.
"Now, then, you chaps," said the ofll
cer In rhargo, “ I don’t know who you
are or where you cotuo from. But
wo'vc got to get this Job done In about
three houra. I f we dou’t we ahul1 be
shelled to b----- at daylight.”
was some cheerful growling, hut the
Job was done well under the time, and
a dixie o f tea nt the finish put every
one In a thoroughly good humor.
M o t o r L o r r ie s Used.
This was only a small Job, “ some
where In Frsnee." hut It wui typical
o f an Infinite number. As things are
now, there are plenty of stores and
mntcrlul to do practically any Job, hut
o f necessity they are not as a rule on
tho spot, where they are actually re
Ball heads and euglneer
dumps cannot he carried forward on
the very heels o f the advance. That
can he easily understood. But when
something hns to he done In a hurry,
these inulerluls can he brought up by
means o f motor lorries, with an A. 8.
C. driver at the wheel and an engineer
officer In charge.
Ammunition dumps, with their mil
lions o f shells, have to he built so ns
to be within easy reach o f the trans
But other roads have to he
made, leading through the dump from
the main route. This is necessary In
order that a lorry may be brought In
and loaded or unloaded from either
side. These rouds are o f tho corduroy
variety, a floor o f pit props being laid
and made secure, for the time being.
But when It does rain In France— well,
you know all about It. It Isn't long
before the logs begin to sag, ns the
water gets Into the ground beneath,
and the first thing you know Is thnt a
lorry dips down nt an awkward angle,
one o f the wheels disappears up to the
axle, nnd the logs splay out In all
That’s where tho rush begins. A
strong pull and a long pull gets the
lorry out of the way, up come the
loose logs, the ground beneath Is made
up with brushwood or short lengths o f
timber, well pegged down, the surface
Is relald, nnd a couple of hours later
things are going on well again.
Perhaps, though, there are not
enough pit props available. Bound
rushes nn officer, gets a chit from the
office o f the chief engineer of the army
corps operating there, hops on a lorry,
nnd away he pelts to the nearest rail
head or dump. The chit Is handed In
to the officer In charge there, the nets-
essary material Is Issued and tended,
hnek goes the lorry again, nnd the Job
Perhaps a road Is nnder water.
Well, Iron pipes are necessary to take
SM M W V
LEAVES MILLIONS FOR
RELIEF WORK ABROAD
New York.— Mrs. Warren O.
Van Slyke, millionairess In her
own right nnd w ife o f a lending
attorney o f this city, has soiled
for France to take up once more
relief activities she dropped a
She will Join the hospital unit
to which she belongs and which
Is now stationed along tho west
ern front. Her husband Joined
the Naval Reserves the day a f
ter war was declared, although
he Is beyond the military age.
Washington. — It rusts the'
United Htntes Just $156.90 to
equip an Infantryman fo r ssrv-
Ice In France.
public show thnt of this total J
fighting equipment $47.80 and
eating Utensils $7.78.
The aoldter'a gna mask coata
$12, his steel helmet $3 nnd bla
The first 000.000 to 890.000 of
America's fighting men will be
Springfield army rifle, those to
follow will carry tho Enfield
used by English troops.
the surplus from one aide o f the high
way to n ditch on the other, and Iron
pipes have to ho found. They do not
grow on the hushes by the side of tha
road. They are sta ck «! perhaps tullea
away on a dump, and they have to ha
brought up. Then, and not till then,
tho work can he done, nnd the route
released for traffic again.
Even ateaiit rollers have to be con
sidered. for a steam roller has a soul,
nnd has to he huitiorod. Tho first
stonm roller t saw In France cams
from a London suburb, and site was
resting In a ditch. The next 1 saw was
one from the county council o f a south
ern county. Hhe was In a ditch, too.
lloih were got out, o f course, but tha
« I g e of a road lu France has an un-
catiuy lull'll o f breakltig away, and
then the trouble begins.
One roller I knew was the moat per
verse creature I ever m et Hhe made
a start by blowing out the plug of her
boiler and had to be assisted from a
amali river twice by means o f a couple
o f "caterpillar" tractors. Then, sud
denly, she appeared to ebatige her
mind, and when 1 heard o f her last
wan working ns though she were at
home. Hhe had to he kept at work,
too, and her repairs had also to hs
rush«]. When the plug blew out. for
Instane«, un officer who happen«) to
come along took a rouple o f men round
to a French blacksmith's shop, found
some lead, made the repairs there and
then, paid half a frane out o f bis own
pocket and wasted only a few houra
over the task Instead o f a rouple of
days. Economy o f time means every
thing, and nn hour saved mean* an
hour ga in «!.
Real Rush Repair.
"Hotncwhera lu Franco" there le a
Utile river about the width of n canal
and with the water confiti«! between
hanks some feet higher than tbo sur
rounding country. The Hun naturally
shelled these hanks, with the Inten
tion o f letting all tho stream luto tha
field». Now and again he got homa
on hla objective.
But In a few
minute«, with sheets of corrugated
Iron, posta, wire bindings, rolla o f
brushwood—In fact, anything that waa
at hand— tha gap was filled In and
the damage rep air«!.
This wus a
real rush repair, and It went on at In
tervals, day and night, for a week or
ten days. Then Tommy shoved tha
Hun hack, nnd he had something elsa
to occupy his attention.
Octtlug up material for those re
pair* by means o f motor lorries Is,
too, not a task for children. When
you wnlk n e r o »* a field or through a
wood there Isn't usually tuueh danger
In It. But the !Iun* know where tho
road* are, and he also knows there la
transport coining up or down practi
cally all the time. 8o, suddenly, ho
sturts shelling, and then you have to
get a rcul move on. You are also, I
may add, Just as likely to run Into
anything ns to run away from It.
Once a lorry was going down to
fetch some stuff from a dump about
twelve miles bark. Then the shells
begun to pop over. That meant put
ting on speed, and for five or six miles
It wn* a race between the shells, tho
lorry anil a motor ear. The trio trav
e l « ! “ some,” hut the ear couldn't gnln
a yard on the lorry, nnd eventually
both ran out o f range.
When the lorry came hack, loaded,
a couple o f hours Inter, It was found
that four shell rrnters had been blown
In the rond, hut thnt the engineers had
already been on the spot and repaired
all the damage done.
COLLEGE HEAD “DOING BIT”
F o rm e r P re a ld e n t of G e n e va C o lle ge
W o r k in g ae S te v e d o re S o m e
w h e re In F rsn e e .
nenvor Falls, Ta.— From college
president to stevedore Is n long step,
hut thnt I* what has happened In th«
life o f Ilev. Dr. Wllllnin Henry George,
former president o f Geneva college
here, who Is doing his bit “ somewhere
In France." Mr. George enlisted ns *n
ambulance driver In the Amerlcnn Bed
>oss unit of Harvard university, of
which he Is nn alumnus. Arriving In
France, he found that there were more
ambulance driver* than ninhulnnees, so
he volunteered for work In the supply
division. He Is now doing tho work of
s tev«lo re nnd ordinary
cording to a letter received by his sis
Stung 100 Times by Bees.
Huntington, Ind.— Elgle Wamper, a
fnrmer. Is nursing a sore and much en
larged head a* the result o f 100 he«
stings he suffered when he tried to es
cape from n swarm o f bee* which
alighted on hla head and shoulder*.
Tho hoes selected him for a roosting
place Just as ho was climbing on s
hinder. Rosa Kaufman, owner o f th »
fnrm, rescued him. Kaufman counted
the s tln g v * he pulled from Wamper'#
K/in/A n n d
a h n illllP T N .