The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, April 16, 1915, Image 4

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Resume of World's Important
Events Told in Brief.
Both French and Belgians report
gains against the Germans.
Italy has prevented the Germans
from penetrating into Abyssinia.
Russia continues to report successes
in the Carpathian mountain passes.
Special reports of bank examiners
Bhow a nation-wide business revival.
The British collier Lena is anchored
outside the three-mile limit off San
Diego harbor, Cal.
The knee joint of a mammoth esti
mated to be 260,000 years old was un
earthed in Southern California.
French troops from Africa are rest
ing at Alexandria, Egypt, ready to
proceed to help the British expedition
ary forces against Turkey.
The well known American wish for
docks in Chinese ports is believed to
be one of the main reasons for the de
mands being made upon China by
A thief cut the hair from the tails
of 160 horses which were awaiting
shipment in Spokane. He got about
80 pounds of hair, which brings 8
cents a pound.
A prisoner who had recently escaped
from the chain gang in Los Angeles
hired an auto truck and proceeded to
a Presbyterian church in that city and
stole a baby grand piano.
Persistent rumors that Germany is
about to invade Holland are current in
London. It is well known that Hol
land is ready to repel any such in
vasion to the best of her ability.
Two men and a woman have been
arrested near Baker Or., charged with
the holdup of a stage recently in which
$7000 worth of gold bullion was stolen.
The bullion was found concealed in a
badger hole.
Both the Villa and Carranza factions
in Mexico are preparing to use aero
planes in their warfare against each
other. American aviators will man
the machines, and steel darts as well
as bombs will be used.
It is estimated that it will cost
$200,000 to repair the turbine engine
of the Coast liner Great Northern, and
it will be at least SO days before she
can resume her run between San
Francisco and Portland.
An diplomatic report from Rome de
clares that Austria is seeking a separ
ate peace from Germany, and the ru
mor Btirs Italy greatly, as such a
move would preclude any possibility of
her gaining territorial accessions from
Under a treaty between the United
States and Prussia, made in 1828,
Germany has announced that she will
pay in full for the sinking of the
American ship William P. Frye by the
German auxiliary cruiser Prinz Litel
Railroads of the Middle West have
called upon employment agents for
10,000 laborers, to be put to work by
the end of April. The roads are pre
paring to put their roadbeds in the
beat of condition to care for the heavy
tourist travel which is expected to the
Coast during the summer.
"Drys" succeed in voting out 100
saloons in Illinois at the recent elec
Butte, Mont., ousts its entire So
cialist set of officers and elects Demo
crats. Twenty-seven Terre Haute, Ind.,
officials are convicted of election
Chicago elects an entire Republican
ticket, including mayor, the first in
many years.
The steam schooner Speedwell is
stranded on the spit off the Oregon
coast near Bandon.
An Italian senator declares that un
loss all naitons disarm anarchy will
prevail universally.
An Austro-German force capture
7500 Russians of mountain line on
the Hungarian border.
A Zeppelin balloon appeared over
Dunkirk Wednesday night, coming
from the direction of the sea. The
dirigible apparently intended to bom
bard the shipping in the harbor, but
being Bighted by the torpedo boats
retreated to the German lines.
The arrival at San Remo of the
American ambassador, Thomas Nelson
Page, occasioned the rumor that he
had gone to Italy to meet foreign
diplomats for the discussion of peace
negotiations. The ambassador, how
ever, denied that his presence was In
any way connected with the interna
tional situation. He explained that he
was Becking a few days rest.
French government declares that the
"ammunition crisis" is past and the
allies, including Serbia and Belgium,
will have all the shells they need.
The Willard-Johnson fight films are
barred from tho United States by
Federal statute, which expressly for
bids Interstate transportation of fight
At the government Investigation of
Pullman porters' salaries, it is shown
that they receive $27.50 per month,
but the "tiDs" exacted from the trav-
ellngjpublic amount to an average of
$76 per montb.
General Huerta to Stay
in United States
New York General Victoriano Hu
erta, former provisional president of
Mexico, who for nearly a year has
been an exile in Spain, arrived here
Tuesday on the Spanish steamship An
tonioLopez from Cadiz.
General Huerta was passed Dy uni
ted States immigration officials as a
transit alien, after he had declared un
der oath that he would do nothing that'
would involve the neutrality of the
United States.
The ex-president said that he had
come to the united states partly ior
pleasure and partly to attend to some
personal business connected with fam
ily matters. He swore that he had no
intention of going to Mexico or to
Cuba. The length of his stay here, he
said, was indefinite, but he would re
turn to Spain, possibly Bailing from
New York early in May.
General Huerta was met at quaran
tine by representatives of the press
and by an array of photographers.
While submitting to being photo
graphed in every desired pose, he de
clined to say anything as to his mis
sion agreeing to meet newspapermen
at his hotel here at a later date.
Regarding this appointment he said :
"I understand that my presence in
this country creates in you the desire
to know my views about the affairs of
Mexico and I promise to satisfy your
wishes to the best of my ability. I
beg you, gentlemen, to remember that
no interview with me should be con
sidered as authentic unless it carries
my personal signature."
General Huerta was accompanied by
General Jose C. Delgardo, who has
been his private secretary for 10 years,
and by Abraham Ratner, a personal
friend of the general, who declared
himself as an American citizen, giving
his residence as New York.
Indiana Mayor Gets Six
Years tor Election fraud
Indianapolis, Ind. Four men con
victed in the Terre Haute election
fraud trial were sentenced by Judge
Anderson to the Federal penitentiary
at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
The other 16, including Donn M.
Roberts, mayor, who received prison
sentences and appealed, and the 87
who were given sentences ranging
from one day to six months in the local
jail, are in jail here. It was said the
16 will have two or three days in
which to obtain their appeal bonds,
which were fixed by Judge Anderson
at $10,000 for each year the men were
sentenced. Edward Holler, the former
chief of police, who pleaded guilty,
also received prison sentence.
The four who withdrew from the
appeal are: John M. Messelink, city
sealer of weights and measures and
former member of the state legisla
ture; Arthur Gillis, Progressive elec
tion official; Joseph Strauss, liquor
salesman, and George Sovern, gam
bler. Each had been sentenced to a
year and a day in prison and to pay a
fine of $100.
To obtain liberty pending his ap
peal, Mayor Roberts, who waB sen-
tenced to six years and to pay a fine
of $2000, the severest sentence given,
will have to furnish a bond of $60,000.
If all secure bonds it will mean a total
of $420,00(1
telegraphers Are Declared
Underpaid by Employer
Chicago President Newcomb Carl
ton, of the Western Union Telegraph
company, and S. J. Konenkamp, presi
dent of the Commercial Telegraphers'
Union of America, testified from
their repective viewpoints before the
United States commission on Indus
trial relations Tuesday as to wages
and working conditions of the commer
cial telegraphers.
Mr. Carlton caused a mild sensation
when, replying to a question from
Frank P. Walsh, chairman of the com
mission, as to whether telegraphers
were adequately compensated, replied:
"I believe that the telegraphers are
"Overpaid!" exclaimed Mr. Walsh.
"No, underpaid. I think they ought
to make more money than they do. So
far as I can ascertain, wages have in
creased 30 per cent in the last ten
years. Ten years ago a Morse tele
grapher received $18; it is now $23.
It was $13.50 for women and now it is
$18. My own view is that a first
class telegrapher Bhould be able to
earn at least $5 a day of nine hours.
Some of our employes, under the so
called premium plan, are making close
to that"
The witness said his company has
one of the best pension and relief or
ganizations in the country, and it costs
the men nothing. Half a million dol
lars was expended on it last year, he
Airman Killed by Fall.
Washington, D. C Cecil Malcolm
Peoli, an aviator, was killed at College
Park, Md., near here, while making a
test flight in an aeroplane of his own
invention and in which he had planned
flights from Washington to New York
and from New York to St.L ouis. The
machine fell 300 feet and Peoli 'b skull
was fractured. The cause of the acci
dent has not been determined. Peoli
was the first man to fly across the
Andes mountains in South America.
The wrecked machine is said to have
been the largest in this country.
Belgium to Hear Concert
Berlin The famous Philharmonic
Orchestra of Berlin Is preparing to
make a concert tour of Belgium early
in May, according to announcement by
the Overseas News Agency. Felix
Weingarten will conduct and the musi
cians will play twice in Brussels.
Grants Pass Farmers
Form Own Water Co.
Grants Pass The farmers in that
portion of Rogue River Valley just
west of Grants Pass have organized
a co-operative irrigation corporation.
Owners of approximately 1000 acres of
land have signed up, and nearly two
miles of irrigation ditches have been
The ditches are five feet wide at the
bottom and six feet at the top, and are
capable of carrying 10,000 gallons of
water a minute. The water is to be
pumped from the Rogue River by a
centrifugal pump driven by an electric
motor. It will be forced first to a
knoll, and then piped across the valley
to a high line ditch, and from the ditch
diverted on the 1000 or more acres of
The cost of installing the plant will
be $5 an acre. A 100-horse power
electric motor and a 12-inch centrifu
gal pump have been purchased and will
be installed'prior to June 1 in order to
give water to these lands on and after
that date.
A reservoir 100 feet wide by 300
feet long will be dug six feet deep on
the top of the knoll. From there it
State Highway
Divided by
Apportionment State Road Fund.
Douglas county $ 20,000
Hood River county 50,000
Columbia county 50,000
Clatsop county 35,000
Jackson county 50,000
Josephine county 5,000
Miscellaneous 20,000
Rex-Tigardville road 7,231
Total $237,231
Salem At a meeting'ofthe State
Highway commission, apportionment
of the state highway fund for the year,
which, it is believed, with receipts
from delinquent taxes, will approxi
mate $237,231, was made, seven coun
ties receiving substantial funds.
The largest amounts, $60,000 each,
go to Columbia, Jackson and Hood
River counties, the board adhering to
its original policy of aiding counties
that have bonded themselves to build
roads. Of the $50,000 awarded to
Jackson county, $10,000 was owed
from last year and the balance was
provided for in a law passed at the re
cent seBBion of the legislature. The
commission set aside $20,000 for office
John H. Albert, of Salem, and S.
Benson, of Portland, members of the
advisory committee recently appoint
ed, met with the board and partici
pated in making the apportionments.
It also was announced that the com
mittee would advise with State High
way Engineer Cantine frequently re
garding road work. The other mem
ber 1b Leslie Butler.
Central Potato Depot
Suggested by Bulletin
How co-operation might be worked
out by the potato growers of a given
district so as to eliminate what the
compiler terms "the financial disaster
in the marketing of their potatoes met
by the vast majority of Oregon farm
ers for the past three years," is ex
plained in the concluding paragraph of
a 40-page potato bulletin just issued
by the University of Oregon. The
bulletin is called "Markets for Pota
toes," makes a general survey of the
potato situation, and may be had on
application to the extension division at
The paragraph in question is:
"It might be advisable to establish a
central depot at a convenient shipping
plant readily accessible to the growers
of the district in which the association
is formed. To this depot all the grow
ers would ship all their potatoes,
where they would be inspected and
sorted. Only those of the very highest
quality in every respect would be mar
keted for seed and for table use, and
these carefully packed and sold under
a name or brand that would establish
their reputation. If this high quality
was rigidly maintained and the reputa
tion fully earned and justified (as has
been done similarly for apples from
certain districts) a premium price
above the prevailing market could be
demanded and depended upon."
Crowd Out Oregon Spuds.
University ' of Oregon, Eugene
"The rise of potato growing as an in
dustry in Idaho and Colorado is one
great causeof the potato depression in
Oregon, because the crops of these two
states have taken the southern mar
ket," says II. B. Miller, director of
the department of commercial and in
dustrial survey of the university of
Oregon school of commerce. Formerly
perhaps 40 per cent of Oregon's potato
exports went below the Mason and
Dixon line.
Mr. Miller thinks German competi
tion will ultimately be a big factor in
Suit Over Water Argued.
Oregon City The injunction suit of
the Milwaukie Water company against
the city of Milwaukie was argued be
fore Circuit Judge Campbell and was
taken under advisement by the court
However, Judge Campbell decided that
the temporary injunction granted by
County Judge Anderson no longer could
prevent the laying of pipe from the
Bull Run mains of the city of Portland
to the Clackamas county town. The
city has signed a contract with Port
land for a supply of Bull Run water
and Is preparing to install mains.
will be taken by gravity through a 24
inch pipe and carried across the valley
to the foothills on the north.
The farmers are preparing their
lands by leveling and more than 500
acres of alfalfa will be planted this
fall. The most of the land will be
planted to corn this season, and after
the harvesting of this crop will be
sown to alfalfa.
The ditch digging is being carried
on under the direction of Joe Russell,
and the ditching is being done at a
few cents less than $1 a rod. Ditch
digging of this kind usually costs not
less than 2.50 a rod, it is said.
Alex Hood, owner of one of the
largest parcels of land to be irrigated
by the system, is directing work on
the project. His ranch comprises 176
H. C. Newell, owner of the Lace
House laundry, of Portland, has a
ranch of more than 600 acres, a por
tion of which will come under this
ditch. He is improving his ranch, and
has one of the show places in the
Rogue River valley. The Lathrop and
Muller properties are among those
which also will come under the project.
Fund Is
Oregon Board
County Judge Clark, of Columbia
county, and J. H. Johnson, represent
ing the Consolidated Contract com'
pany, requested the board to have the
engineer make estimates of the work
done by the company in that county,
so the County court could make certain
payments. Under the law the pay
ments cannot be made until the esti
mates are furnished. State Treasurer
Kay called attention to the fact that
H. L. Bowlby, ex-state highway en
gineer, had made the estimates, but
had not furnished a copy to the county
judge. Mr. Cantine was instructed to
do this. Mr. Johnson said after the
meeting that the estimates of Major
Bowlby were not satisfactory to the
company and would not be accepted.
He declared that under them the com
pany would lose about $60,000, and
that, if satisfactory arrangements
could not be made with the county,
litigation would result.
A delegation from Yamhill county,
which asked for state aid, was in
formed by the board that it probably
would be helped next year, but not
this one, because of a lack of funds.
The spokesman said Tillamook and
Yamhill counties each had raised $15,
000 for use on the Grand Ronde road
and suggested that the state provide a
similar sum.
"- The apportinment of the state fund
suggested by Major Bowlby was as
Clatsop county, $40,000; Douglas
county, $27,000; Columbia county,
$60,000; Hood River county, $60,000;
Jackson county, $40,000; miscellane
ous, $20,000.
southern markets if the duty remains
off potatoes as at. present. The Ger
man with his cheap labor, cheap fer
tilizers and water transportation
in normal times meet the Idaho grow
er on even terms in the south or ex
treme east.
White Pine Mill Resumes,
Baker Because of large orders,
the Baker White Pine company started
its mill at White Pine with about 160
men. The resumption was due to
lumber orders which Manager Frank
Gardiner believes will keep the plant
running all summer at least. The
South Baker mill also is running full
capacity and will continue to do so in
The company recently purchased
more than 1,000,000 feet of timber,
and with the large number of orders
from the East it expects to be able to
keep its 250 men busy all summer, and
probably longer.
"The outlook is good," said Mr,
Gardiner. "We have all the orders
we can handle and expect to keep
every man busy for some time.
Sheep Shearing Is Begun.
Arlington The annual sheep shear
ing at this point is now in full swing,
with about 16,000 sheep in town and
40,000 at the large Smytbe Bros.
plant near here. There will probably
be 600,000 pounds of wool marketed
through Arlington during the month,
The first shipment left upon the Inland
Empire for the Portland wool ware
house Wednesday. The quality in all
cases is better than last year, with
much cleaner fleeces and better staple,
There has been a Btrong tendency
toward improving the grade ewes,
J wo Mills Begin Work.
La Pine The J. N. Matsen Lumber
company started work at its big mill
Wednesday. The Pringle Falls mill
started work last week. Both are
working at full capacity on big con
tracts. The Pringle Falls mill is turn
ing out stuff for the power company,
and the Hasten mill is working on
flume material, presumably for the
Moore syndicate. The La Pine Lum
ber company expects to start its mill
in a few days.
Klamath Land to Open.
Klamath Falls Several lots of land
in townships 37 and 38 south, range 8
east, Klamath county, have just been
released from withdrawal under the
first form in connection with the Kla
math irrigation project, and will be
come subject to homestead settlement
under the public land laws of the
United States. The aggregate acre
age released by this order is about 100
Portland Wheat Bluestem, bid,
$1.28; forty-fold,$1.26; club, $1.27;
red Russian, $1.22;rred fife, $1.22.
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran,$26.60
ton; shorts, $28.50; rolled barley, $31
Corn Whole, $35 ton; cracked, $36.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $14
15; valley timothy, $12 12.50;
grain hay, $1012; alfalfa, $12.60
Vegetables Cucumbers, hothouse,
$1.50 dozen; peppers, 3035c pound;
artichokes, 7685c dozen; tomatoes,
$5 crate; cabbage, lj3c pound; cel
ery, $4.50 crate; cauliflower, 75c$l
dozen; head lettuce, $2.25 crate; hot
house lettuce, 75c$l box ; spinach, 5
ic pound; rhubarb, lj3c pound;
asparagus, white, $1.2!5(g)1.7D box;
green, 910c pound; eggplant, 30c
pound; peas, ll12Jc pound.
Green fruits Strawberries, $4.60
crate, apples, 60c$1.50 box; cran
berries, $1112 barrel.
Potatoes Oregon, $1.251.60 sack;
Washington, $1.251.60; new pota
toes, 10c pounds; sweet potatoes, 3Jc
Onions Oregon, selling price, 75c
sack, country points.
Carrots, $1.60 sack; beets, $1.50;
parsnips, $1.25; turnips, $1.75.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 1818cjc; candled, 19c dozen.
Poultry Hens, 16i16c; broilers,
2527ic; fryers, 1820c; turkeys,
dressed, 2223c; live, 1619; ducks,
1215c; geese, 89c.
Butter Creamery, prints, extras,
29Jc pound in case lots; ic more in
less than case lots, cubes, 2325c.
Hops 1914 crop, nominal; con
tracts, nominal.
Wool Eastern Oregon, coarse, 22
25c; Eastern Oregon, fine, 1820c;
valley, 2427c; mohair, new clip, 29
31eJ pound.
Cascara bark Old and new, 4Jc
Cattle Best steers, $7.257.75;
choice, $77.25; medium, $6.757;
choice cows, $66.70; medium, $5
6.75; heifers, $56.25; bulls, $3.60
6; stags, $56.60.
Hogs Light, $6.607.55; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $7(5)8.25; ewes,
$67; lambs, $7.609.25.
Seattle? Wheat, Bluestem, $1.28;
forty-fold, $1.26; fife, $1.24; red Rus
sian. SI. 20: barlev. $25 ton. Car re
ceipts: Wheat, 18, oats, 8; barley, 2;
bay, 16flour, 10.
Tacoma Apples Cooking, 7590c;
Winesaps, $1.251.35 a box; local,
Vegetables Cabbage, Flat Dutch,
2ic; carrots, $1.501.65; beets, home
grown, $1.25 sack; potatoes, Yakima,
$32 ton; Idaho, $2830; sweets, $3.60
cwt. ; Early Rose seed, $50; tomatoes,
$6 case; Onions, green, 20c dozen;
Walla Walla, $1.75 box; Oregon yel
low Danvers, $1.75; Yakima, $1.50;
garlic, 30c pound; radishes, local, 20c
dozen, bunches; parsley, 3c dozen
bunches; lettuce, head, $2.25 crate;
spinach, 5c pound; cucumbers, $2.25
dozen; celery, $4 4.60; rutabagas,
$1.85 sacks; cauliflower, $2.26 crate;
Oregon, $3 crate; artichokes, 75c
dozen; Brussels sprouts, 8c pound;
rhubarb, local, 4c; asparagus, Walla
Walla, $1.56 a box; green peas, 12c
Fresh Meats Steers, 12 12Jc
pound; cows, 12c; heifers, 1212Jc
wethers, 14Jc; dressed hogs, lljc;
trimmed sides, 15$c; combinations,
15c; Diamond T. C, 16Jc; yearlings,
15c; ewes, 13c.
Poultry Ducks, live, 1012c; hens,
dressed, 16 18c; live, 10 14c;
springs, dressed, 22c; live, 1416c;
squibs, live, $2.60 dozen; dressed, $6;
turkeys, live, 18c; dressed, 2830c;
geese, 20c.
Butter Washington creamery, 19
30c pound ; Oregon and California, 28c,
Eggs Fresh ranch, 1821c.
Spokane Cattle Prime steers, $6
7 cwt. ; heifers, and cows $66.
Sheep Wethers, $6 7; ewes, $6
6; lambs, $67.
Hogs Heavy live hogs, $6.25 cwt.;
light, $7.25.
Wheat $46 ton, delivered in city,
Oats $35 ton, whole, $36 rolled, de
livered in city.
Bran $25 ton; shorts, $32; brsn
and shorts, $27.
Hay Timothy, $16 ton; $15 ton in
carloads; alfalfa, $16 ton delivered in
city; $14 ton in carloads.
Corn $37 ton; cracked, $38.
Barley Rolled, $35 ton.
Contract for 1,900,000 Boxes.
North Yakima Contracts for the
fournishing of 1,900,000 fruit boxes,
and more at the same prices if needed,
for use by members of the Yakima
Valley Fruit Growers' association this
season were awarded Saturday to the
Cascade Lumber company, of this city,
The association declined to state the
price, but Manager Huebner, of the
company, Baid it was considerably
lower than last year. Delivery of 1,
000,000 apple boxes, 700,000 peach
boxes and 200,000 pear boxes are
called for.
Buys 200 Head of Cattle.
Walla Walla Grant Copeland who
is feeding 1200 cattle on his Hooper,
Wash., ranch was here this week from
Spokane arranging for the transporta
tion of 200 head of cattle from the
Hudson Bay country to the Hooper
ranch. The cattle were bought from
Thomaa Copeland.
Kronprinz Wilhelm Slips by Foe
Into Newport News.
Sinks 14 Merchantmen in Eight
Months' Cruise in Southern
Atlantic Ocean.
Newport News, Va. The German
converted cruiser Kronprinz Wilhelm,
the elusive raider of commerce in the
South Atlantic, slipped into the port
Monday and asked for fuel and provis
ions. Many times reported destroyed,
the former North German Lloyd liner
had evaded hostile warships for eight
months while she sent 14 merchantmen
to the bottom. Her officers said Bhe
was forced to steal her way past four
allied cruisers off the Virginia capes to
reach this refuge.
"We got in without being seen by
the enemy and we can get out the
same way," declared her commander,
Lieutenant-Captain Paul Theirfelder
formerly navigating officer of the Ger
man cruiser Karlsruhe.
When she dropped anchor, the Kron
prinz Wilhelm had less than 25 tons of
coal and scanty provisions for the crew
of 600 men and 61 prisoners from
British merchant ships sunk in the
South Atlantic.
Of 14 ships that the 16,000-ton
cruiser sank, nine were British, four
French and one Norwegian.
The value of these ships and their
cargoes, officers of the Wilhelm esti
mated at $7,000,000.
When the Kronprinz Wilhelm ar
rived off Bimble Shoals, after passing
in the Virginia capes, early in the day,
two United States submarines, the G-l
and D-2, met her. The appearance of
the submarines caused considerable
surprise among the crew, but there
was no demonstration, as the little
vessels convoyed the German raider to
quarantine, where Dr. MacCafferty,
United States quarantine officer,
boarded her.
Commander Theirfelder reported 66
of the crew and prisoners were ill with
beri-beri and requested that they be
taken to a hospital.
The Kronprinz Wilhelm followed in
the wake of the Interned Prinz Eitet
Friedrich, which arrived here a month
ago, after thrilling and effective opera
tions for the German arms.
In her raid of the seas since she
slipped out of New York harbor Au
gust 3 last as a German merchant and
passenger steamer, the Kronprinz Wil
helm never touched land and took 960
prisoners from various vessels des
troyed. Most of these were sent to South
American ports at different times on
German ships, which met the raider in
response to wireless calls.
Germany Sends Sharp
Answer to America
Washington, D. C Count von Bern
storff, the German ambassador, made
public Sunday the text of the note he
recently presented to the State depart
ment, declaring that "if the American
people desire to observe thorough neu
trality they will find meanB to stop the
exclusive exportation of arms to one
side, or at least, to use this export
trade as a means to uphold the legiti
mate trade with Germany, especially
the trade in foodstuffs."
The memorandum was prepared at
the German embassy, and while it does
not call for a reply, the State depart
ment already has drafted one which will
be delivered probably within a few
The ambassador, in his complaint, in
forms the United States that, contrary
to the real spirit of neutrality, an
enormous new industry of war ma
terial of every kind is being built up
in this country, and that this is "sup
plying only Germany's enemies, a fact
which is in no way modified by the
purely theoretical willingness to fur
nish Germany as well, if it were possi
ble." 1
Packing Plant Wrecked.
KansasfjCity An explosion wrecked
the seven-story cooling building of the
Cudahy Packing company's plant here
Sunday night.
The loss is estimated at $760,000.
Two men were employed in the build
ing at the time were injured.
Investigation developed no trace of
an explosive. Company officials as'
serted there was no gas in the building
and that the cooling pipes contained
no ; ammonia or other material that
might explode.
Future Peace Discussed.
The Hague, via London For three
days there has been a private discus
sion of peace herejby a conference con
sisting of about 30 delegates from the
United States, Hollland, Germany,
Austria-Hungary, Sweden, Norway,
England, Belgium and Switzerland.
Only a short record of the work of the
conference, which ended Saturday, has
been issued, as follows: "The object
of the meeting was not to suggest
steps to bring the present war to an
end, but to consider by what principles
future peace would best be gained."
Mexicans Tax Americans.
San Antonio, Tex. Taxes segregat
ing $1,000,000 have been imposed on
mineowners in the state of Oaxaca,
Mexico, according to private advices
reachinig here from the city of Oax
aca, the state capital. Eighty-five
per cent of the mineowners are for
eigner and 60 per cent Americans.