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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1914)
TURKS ON VERGE
OF JOINING WAR
Ottoman Cabinet Wavers as to
Great Britain, Russia and France
View Situation With Disfavor,
But Are Cautious.
Washington, D. C. Tension is so
acute in Constantinople that diplomats
there fear Turkey may at any moment
be drawn into the general European
war on the site of Germany and Aus
tria. A strict censorship has been placed
on the papers in Turkey, which are
now controlled by the military and are
being used, according to diplomatic
dispatches here, to create a strong pro
The Turkish cabinet is wavering be
tween a declaration of war and the
preservation of neutrality. The dip
lomatic representatives of the various
powers are in constnat conference with
the government officials, England and
Russia endeavoring to keep Turkey
neutral. The German ambassador, it
is said, has intimated that, while Ger
many wishes Turkey to remain neu
tral, he believed the Ottoman empire
should mobilize to prevent an invasion
Feeling is acute over the entry into
the Dardanelles of the German cruisers
Goeben and Breslau. Great Britain,
Russia and France requested 10 days
ago that if these ships were purchased
by Turkey the crews be sent to either
Germany or Austria, under safe con
duct. Many of the German sailors are still
on board and 150 or more are said to
have been distributed among Turkish
The British government is observing
these incidents with much disfavor and
the situation has been aggravated by
the inability of English merchant ships
to pass through the Dardanelles, even
after the Grand vizier has given the
requisite permission. Subordinate offi
cials disobeyed the instruction in a
way as yet unexplained.
Great Britain has let it be Jtnown
that if the Goeben and Breslau enter
the Mediterranean with Germans
aboard they will be fired on by the
LINER ADMIRAL SAMPSON
SUNK; 15 THOUGHT DEAD
Seattle, Wash. Within 20 miles of
this port Thursday morning, at 6:30
o'clock, the passenger steamer Ad
miral Sampson was rammed and sunk
by the Princess Victoria, a Canadan
Pacific liner. The collision occurred
in dense fog off Point No Point. It is
believed 15 lives were lost.
The official list of dead furnished by
the Pacific Alaska company contains
11 names, eight members of the crew,
two passengers and an alleged stow
away, Dut lour other passengers are
missing and are believed to have per
ished. The Admiral Sampson, bound for
Alaska, was just creeping along in the
Bmoke and fog, blowing her horn. The
Princess Victoria, also whistling and
traveling prudently, struck the Alaska
boat at a quarter angle just abaft the
beam and sliced almost three-fourths
of the way across the Sampson. The
oil tank of the Sampson was cut into
by the Princess and oil was set on fire.
Immediately the middle of the Samp
son and interlocking bow of the
Princess were enveloped in flame.
The officers of both boats had good
control of their crews. The lifeboats
of the Victoria and some of those on
the Sampson were lowered immedi
ately, the latter containing passengers.
Persons on the Sampson began to leap
into the water and were picked up
speedily by the Victoria's boats and
taken to the Canadian ship.
The captain of the Princess held his
boat in the gap of the Sampson until
the Sampson began to settle in the wa
ter and then withdrew. The Sampson
sank a few seconds later.
Captain Moore, Quartermaster Mar
quist and Wireless Operator Recker
stayed on the Sampson until they had
seen all the others leave. Then they
tried to lower a lifeboat, but
were too late and they were engulfed
with the ship.
As a result of the collision the Pacific-Alaska
Navigation company filed
a libel of $670,000 against the Prin
King Albert at Malines.
Paris A dispatch to the Havas
agency from Antwerp says that King
Albert is at present at the Belgian
army headquarters at Malines. Two
Saxon princes, the correspondent con
tinues, have installed themselves in
the royal chateau at Laeken. Laeken
is a suburb of Brussels and has a royal
park and a residence of King Albert.
Another dispatch to the Havas agency
from Berne, Switzerland, says the Ger
man government has admonished the
public to be economical in the use of
kerosene and gasoline.
Ball Players Aid Red Cross.
New York Twenty-five per cent of
the gate receipts at all the National
League baseball parks September 4
are to be given to the American Red
Cross association for use in Eurbpe,
according to announcement made by
John A. Heydler, secretary of the lea
gue. Mr. Heydler said the announce
ment was made on authority of Presi
European War Will Not
Hurt IT. S., Say 8 Expert
Washington, D. C. Daniel C. Rop
er, for many years statistical expert of
the ways and means committee and an
authority on economic subjects, has
prepared the following summary of the
important economic conditions and
changes in the United States, brought
about by the war in Europe:
The European war has precipitated a
distinct movement in the economic
development of the United States, the
potential benefits of which will be
realized by our people regardless of
what course that conflict may take or
what its ultimate outcome may be.
This movement begins with a certain
shock to the economic organism. We
have been called upon to liquidate
large foreign holdings of American se
curities. Temporarily we have been
cut off from much of our foreign sup
ply of materials for manufacturers and
from important foreign markets for
our surpuls food products, raw mater
ials and manufactures.
This constitutes a disturbance of
normal conditions sufficiently serious
to cause alterations of the fundamental
industrial organization and to create
new channels of trade. The1 ultimate
beneficial effect of such a disturbance
is well known and eventuates even
when the disturbance is accompanied
by great disaster and loss, which is
clearly not our case in the .present in
stance. Our country ii in a self-contained
and self-supporting state. It imports
only $18 worth of goods per capita
annually, and exports in return $25
per capita. This foreign trade is not
large enough compared with our do
mestic commerce to be vitally essen
tial to our national well being and such
as it is, the balance is safely in our
favor. The importance of our foreign
trade, though great, is therefore
But there is no reason to fear any
important stoppage of our foreign
trade. Shipping is not suspended;
our commerce can be adjusted to the
changed conditions; the machinery for
international exchanges remains unim
paired. The circumstances of the war are
such that at the present time the ves
sels of all belligerents except Germany
and Austria, as well as the vessels of
all neutral nations, are free to sail on
the high seas without any danger of
molestation that need deter them, es
pecially in view of the provision by
the several governments of war-risk
Only about one-sixth of the tonnage
of our foregin trade has been carried
under the flags of nations whose ship
ping is now suspended. It is reason
able to expect that the shipping meas
ures now being authorized by congress
will effectually supply any vessels
needed in addition to those now avail
able. Moreover, it is to be noted that
cessation of shipping between belliger
ent nations and the establishment of
effective blockades leaves free many
vessels that may be employed in Amer
Grain Exports Are Cut
Nearly 100,000,000 Bushels
Chicago The trade does not seem to
grasp the fact that in the European
war the allies' control of the sea re
moves Germany as a wheat buyer,
says H. E. Rycroft. "She has been
a direct buyer of from 30,000,000 to
40,000,000 bushels each year, but in
addition she has been the final market
for a large part of"the takings of Bel
gium and Holland.
"These two countries import an av
erage of about 125,000,000 bushels a
ear and have a crop of about 20,000,
00 bushels, making a supply of 145,-
000,000 bushels. Their own consump
tion, with a popualtion of 13,000,000.
is only 80,000,000 bushels, bo that over
60,000,000 of their imports are des
tined for Germany. This trade is also
cut off, so that the total European de
mand is reduced nearly 100,000,000
bushels on account of Germany's isola
"Should the allies obtain naval su
premacy in the Mediterranean it will
make possible to again draw Russian
supplies from the Black Sea, and as
she is not a wheat-eating country her
wheat will come out in exchange for
the credit 1 she needs in prosecuting
her arms. Instead of the war stimu
lating the demand for wheat in Eu
rope it seems that the opposite for the
present is more likely, and export bus
iness must be more or less restricted.
Liner to Race Enemy.
San Francisco Japan's declaration
of war against Germany has not alter
ed the sailing time of the Toyo Kisen
Kaisha steamer Shinyo Maru. The
big liner ia scheduled to sail for Japan
with 200 passengers and with more
than 2000 tons of merchandise in her
hold. It is probable that the ship will
steam no further than Nagasaki, where
she will be overhauled. Passengers for
more distant points will be transferred
It is considered probable that the ship,
with many others, will be utilized by
the Japanese government as transports.
Carlsbad Refugees Arrive.
London Steamers from Flushing,
the Netherlands, brought here 650
Americans, most of whom were at
Carlsbad when the war broke out.
Among the passengers were Frank A,
Munsey, the publisher, who has been
active among relief workers at Carls
bad, and Archer M. Huntington, presi
dent of the American geographical so
ciety, and his wife, who were arrested
at Nuremburg two weeks ago and held
by the German police for a day or two
Portland There was a big run of
all kinds of stock at the North Port
land yards. The result on prices was
a decline of a quarter on hogs and a
weaker feeling in the cattle market.
Sheep held firm.
The best price obtainable in the cat
tle market for steers was $7.15, only
one load going at that figure. Five
loads were sold at $7 and two at $7.05.
The bulk of sales were at $6.50 and $7.
Good cows sold from $5.60 to $6, and
calves at $8.
In the hog market the top price was
$9.25, as against a $9.50 market
throughout most of last week.
The larger part of the mutton trans
actions were in lambs, most of which
brought $6. Ewes sold readily at
35, wethers at $5 and yearlings at
the same price.
Cattle Prime steers, $7$7.25;
choice, $6.757; medium, $6.256.75;
choice cows, $5.756; medium, $5.25
5.75; heifers, $5.506.60; calves,
$68.25; bulls, $34.50; stags, $4.50
Hogs Light, $99.25;' heavy, $8
Sheep Wethers, $45; ewes, $3.50
4.35; lambs, $56.
The price of bluestem continues to
advance, but other kinds of wheat are
no more than holding their own. At
the Merchants' Exchange session blue
stem bids were advanced half a cent to
99 J cents, and sellers likewise raised
their asking price to $1.05. No busi
ness was put through during the ses
sion. There were reports from the
country of bluestem deals at $1.02,
Coast basis, for account of interior
mills, and in view of the firmness of
farmers, these reports were not ques
tioned. Bids for bluestem, 99ic; forty-fold,
89c; club, 88c; red Russian, 86c; red
Fife, 87c. Oats No. 1 white feed,
26Jc. Barley No. 1 feed, 21c; brew
ing, 21c; bran, 241c; shorts, 25Jc.
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $25
25.50 per ton; shorts, $2727.50;
rolled barley, $23.6024.50.
Corn Whole, $37 per ton; cracked.
Hay Old timothy, Eastern Oregon,
$15 16; new crop timothy, valley,
$12.5013; grain hay, $810; alfal
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 25c per dozen; candled, 2830c.
Poultry Hens, 15c per pound;
springs, 1717Jc; turkeys, 22c; dress
ed, choice, 22c; ducks, ll12c; Pe-
kins, 1314c; geese, 10c.
Butter Creamery prints, extras, 35c
per pound; cubes, 81c; storage, 28
Pork Block, 21c per pound.
Veal Fancy, 1414Jc per pound.
Vegetables Cucumbers, 50c box ;
eggplant, 8c per pound; peppers, 6
7c; head lettuce, $1.70 per crate; arti
chokes, $1 per dozen; tomatoes, 40
60c per crate; cabbage, l2c per
pound; peas, 56c; beans, 46c;
corn, $11.25 per sack; celery, 60
85c per sack.
Onions Yellow, $1.25 per sack.
Green Fruits Apples, new, 75c
$1.75 box; cantaloupes, 60c$1.35
per crate; peaches, 3060c per box;
plums, 60c$l; watermelons, 85c per
cwt; casabas, $1.502 per dozen;
pears, $12 per box; grapes, 85c
$1.75 per crate.
Potatoes Oregon, 11c per pound.
Hops 1913 crop, 1617ie; 1914
Wool Valley, 18i:20ic per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 16 20ic; mohair,
choice 1914 clip, 27Jc.
Seattle The outlook for next week
is continued low markets for fruit, the
food staple that has not as yet partici
pated in the excitement incident upon
the war. Cantaloupes may be the sole
exception, but these have been so low
recently as to scarcely pay the cost of
Low apples are outlined for the bal
ance of the Beason, running far into
the cold storage regions with $11.25
predicted by jobbers as the top for the
year. It is pointed out that even
though the war should stop tomorrow,
the season is too far advanced to per
mit of shipping the fruit to the be
sieged countries without appalling
bhrinkage. Growers in the Wenatchee
valley, with a fair price this season,
would have gone on a cash basis.
cantaloupes are scneduied to go
higher next week. The market, glut
ted for the past week with good qual
ity fruit, shows slight reduction in vol
ume of receipts, and growers will
make an attempt to get a profit from
the fruit. Prices are 75c for por.ies
and $1 for standards.
There has been much complaint as
to the general quality of the peach
offerings. Hanford has shipped in
the best Elbertas, and while other sec
tions are contributing, the standard is
not what it has been in previous years,
The quality of the Crawfords is not
good. The market is 4060c for best
Eggs Select ranch, 33c per dozen.
rouitry t,ive hens, lUftt:l5c per
pound; old roosters,. 9c ; 1914 broilers,
1415c; ducklings, 1012c; geese,
10c; guinea fowl, $9 perdozen.
Ranch butter 16c per pound.
Apples JNew cooking, fiOcwjl per
box; new eating, $1.?51.50; Grav-
Watermelons lc per pound.
Dressed Beef Prime beef steers,
12 12Je per pound; cows, HJ12c;
Dressed Veal 15 16c per pound.
Dressed Hogs Whole, packing
house, 13c per pound.
Dressed Spring Lamb 1213c per
Dressed Mutton 9l10ic pound.
WAR ON KAISER
Emperor's Ultimatum Is Unan
swered by Germany.
Bombardment of Tsing Tau Com-
menced by Nipponese United
States Neutrality Liked.
Tokio The Yamato in an extra ed
ition Monday says that the bombard
ment of Tsing Tau by the Japanese
fleet has commenced. This message
was passed by the censors of the navy
Washington, D. C. The Japanese
ambassador here announced that a
state of war existed between Japan
and Germany since noon Sunday (Jap
anese time) and that a declaration of
war was issued at 6 p. m.
Japan s declaration of war has
reached Berlin, according to official
reportB received in Washington.
Whether the declaration was sent by
cable or wireless was not indicated.
Viscount Chinda, in making his an
nouncement, repeated assurances re
cently given by Great Britan that
Japan's actions would be confined to
the Far East.
Aside from informal verbal ex
changes between Viscount Chinda and
Secretary Bryan in Washington and
between United States Ambassador
Guthrie and the foreign office in To-
kio, however, there is nothing of rec
ord so far to commit the Japanese to
this limited field of war.
The impression prevails here among
diplomats, howeyer, that the state
ment of Chinda taken in connection
with the speech in the Japanese Diet
last week of Count Okuma, the Japan
ese premier, is quite sufficient to bind
the Japanese government to a strict
performance of its obligations in re
gard to the return of Kiau Chau to
China and of the limitiation of the
field of hostilities definitely set out in
the British statement.
No mention was made by Ambassa
dor Chinda of the status of the rail
roads in Shantung province directly or
indirectly controlled by the Germans.
It was said at the Japanese embassy
here that in all probability the Japan
ese army would content itself with the
seizure of the railroads running inland
to Tainan, about 200 miles in length,
because this was German in every re
spect. It was not expected that any
attempt would be made to take posses
sion of the system of railways lying
between Tientsin and Nanking, be
cause, although these were financed by
Germans, they were nominally Chinese
Tokio The proclamation of the em
peror who declared war on Germany
has sent a thrill through the country.
Japan's entrance upon the fulfilment
of her obligations to her ally, Great
Britain, responds to the popular will
from one end of the land to the other.
Cheering crowds assembled before the
buildings occupied by the department
of foreign affairs and the administra
tion of the navy.
Count Von Rex, the German ambass
ador in Tokio, has received his pas
sports. He probably will leave here
for America. George W. Guthrie,
the American ambassador, will repre
It iB reported here that Gremany has
been trying to transfer the German
railroad in Shantung, China, to Amer
ica. Tokio believes, however, that
the United States, pursuing the policy
of neutrality, will not accept the offer.
Girls Dance With Enemy.
London A dispatch to the Daily
Telegraph from Ostend says :
When the Germans entered Brussels
they removed the British and French
flags and in the center they flew the
arms of the city of Brussels with the
colors of Belgium and Germany on
the right and left.
In their dealings with the shopkeep
ers the German privates are compelled
to pay cash, but the officers are giving
checks which the shopkeepers are re
quired to accept, although they regard
the chances of cashing them as rather
There have been some lively scenes
in the city. At evening the German
officers gather at the principal hotels,
where they drink champagne and
dance with the pretty girls of the
town. The private sildera and the in
habitants mingle freely, eating, drink
ing and smoking together.
Son Sent to His Death.
Paris Colonel Folque, commander
of a division of artillery at the front,
recently needed a few men for a peril
ous mission and called for volunteers.
"Those who undertake this mission
will perhaps never come back," he
said, "and he who commands will prob
ably be one of the first sons of France
to die for his country in this war."
A young graduate of a polytechnic
school asked for the honor of leading.
It was the son of Colonel Folque. The
latter paled, but did not flinch. His
son did not come back.
Italy May Fight Austria.
Paris There are indications of acute
diplomatic tension between Vienna and
Rome, according to the correspondent
of the Petit Parisien in the latter city
"Austria, it is declared, has reproach
ed Italy for according facilities to the
allied fleets in the Adriatic and it is
possible that a declaration of war be
tween Italy and Austria will be an
nounced early next week.
SLANG me :
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The New Fable of the Man Who Wai
In Poeitlun to Take Advantage
of a Good Thing.
Once there was a prosperous Man
ufacturer who had made his Stake by
handling an every-day Commodity at
a small Margin of Profit.
One Morning the Representative of
a large Concern dealing In guaranteed
Securities came in to sell him some
gilt-edged Municipal Bonds that would
net a shade under five per cent
"I'll have to look Into the Proposi
tion very carefully," Bald the Investor,
as he tilted himself back in his jointed
Chair. "I must have the History of
all previous Bond Issues under the
same Auspices. Also the Report of an
Expert as to possible Shrinkage of As
sets. Any Investment should be pre
ceded by a systematic and thorough
Having delivered himself of this
Signed Editorial he dismissed the
Bond Salesman and went back to bis
The next Caller wore a broad Som
brero, leather Leggings and a Bill
Cody Goatee also the Hair down over
the Collar. He looked as If he had
Just escaped from a Medicine Show.
After lowering the Curtains he pro-
He Produced a
duced from a Leather Pouch a glisten
ing Nugget which he had found in a
lonely Gulch near Death Valley.
The careful Business Guy began to
quiver like an Aspen and bought 10,000
shares at $2 a share on a Personal
Guarantee that It would go to Par be
fore September 1.
MORAL It all depends ou the Bait.
The New Fable of the Dancing Man
Who Wore Out HI Pump
and His Rating.
Once there was a Porch Rat, who
was also a Parlor Snake and a Ham
mock Hound. He worked the popular
Free Lunch Routes for thirty years
before deciding to hook up and begin
paying for his own Food and Drink.
When he started flitting from Bud
to Debutante to Ingenue to Fawn to
Broiler to Kiddykadee back in 1880
he was a famous Beau with Bkln-tight
Trousers, a white Puff Tie run
through a Gold Ring and a Hat lined
with White Satin, the same as a
In 1890 he was parting his Hair In
the Middle, la Imitation of a good
Bird Dog, and had been promoted to
the Veteran Corps of the iron-legged
Dancing Men and the Insatiable
Diners-Out. He would eat on his
FriendB abijut six Nights In each
Week and repay them every Christ
mas by Bending a Card showing a
Frozen Stream In the Foreground and
Evergreen Trees beyond.
In 1900 he was beginning to alt out
some of the numbers. Also-, when he
got into his Evening Togs, his gen
eral Contour suggested that possibly
he had Just swallowed a full-sized
Watermelon without slicing It UP
But be was still Jolinny-answer-the-bell
when It came to Dinner Parties.
In 1910 he carried a little Balloon
under each Eye and walked as If he
had Gravel In his Shoes. He was
still trying to be Game, although he
bad a different kind of Digestive
Tablet in each Pocket and would
rather tacklo Bridge than the Ham
The Path was becoming Lonely and
the whispering Trees seemed tall and
forbidding. He decided to whistle for
a Companion. The Dear Girls had
been dogging him for three Decades
and he decided to let one of theml
have her Wish at last.
He hunted un one aeeri 54 anH hrnkn
the Glad News to her and she told
him not to rattle his Crutches over
the Mosaic Floor as he went out the
He Is now living at a Club or
ganized as a Home for Men who hav
When he pushes the Button the
Bell-Hopa match to see who will be
MORAL There Is an Age Limit,'
even for Men.
The New Fable of the Morning on
Which He Should Have Overslept.
One Morning a Precinct Parasite
owing Allegiance to a Political Party
of Progressive Principles went aroundi
to the dingy office of a Fuel Supply
Co. to pull off the customary Fake
He was met at the Door by a broad
faced Lady of benevolent Mien and
black Ribbons on her Nose-Glasses,
who told him to use the Mat and not
track up the Place.
"What Is the Idea?" asked the alco
holic Henchman looking vainly about
for Bottle-Nose Burley, Mike the Pike,
and Smltty the Dip, who always had
been his Associates In the sacred Taskj
of registering the Will of the People.
Instead of the old familiar strong-;
arm Phalanx he saw a Ilevy of Plump
Joans who were hanging Chintz Cur
tains, arrunging a neat design of
Sweet Peas around the Ballot llox and
getting ready to fire up a Samovar.
When he glanced Into the Polling!
Booth and saw that It was draped
with Doilies he nearly had a Hemor-i
"This is the Glad Day you have!
heard so much about," replied Laurai
Chlvington Cadbury, displaying her
Dainty Badge, which showed that she
was a Judge. "You will be expected
to wear Gray Gloves with a Morning
Coat and put a Gardenia in your La
pel. As the Voters arrive you will
softly Inquire their Names and lead
them along the Receiving Line and
make sure that each is given either;
a Macaroon or an Olive."
That evening when they sorted thei
Votes and decided to throw out allj
that were Soiled or folded Improperly,
he was over In a corner making out
a list of Guests for the waiting Re-,
MORAL Equal Suffrage will have
a demoralizing Effect on one of the
France' Birth Rate.
In France last year births exceeded
deaths by but 41,901. This Is a bad
showing, but Is far from being the
worst France has made in recent
years. In 1907 there were 19,071 more
deaths than births, and this record
was passed in 1901, when there were
742,114 births and 77G.983 deaths. Tho
vitul statistics of France are full of
gloomy suggestions to French publi
cists, whose sentiments are voiced by
the Temps in remarking that the pop
ulation increase in Germany in 1913
was 20 times that of France. The
significance of this comment becomes
apparent when we remember that
Germany's army expansion forced
France to return to the three-year
Bervlce system. Germany has a sur
plus of recruits every year, whereas,
France Is compelled to Increase length:
of service because it cannot command
an Increase of recruit supply. Bosteaj