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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1915)
EXPORTS FOR YEAR
RUN INTO BILLIONS
TO COOK ASPARAGUS
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Secretary, of Commerce Figures
Total at $2,750,000,000.
GREAT BRITAIN IS LARGEST PURCHASER
March Breadstuff Trade $69,000,
000; March, 1014, $8,000,000;
Total Since Beginningjof Great
World War, $418,000,000
Washington, D. C. Secretary Red
field laid before President Wilson at
the cabinet meeting Saturday his esti
mates that American exports for the
current fiscal year will reach $2,750,
000,000. The secretary took to the
cabinet meeting tables showing that
exports of breadstuffs from the United
States last month amounted to $59,
000,000 worth, as compared to $8,000,
000 in March, 1914.
Breadstuffs exported from the
United States since the outbreak of
the war have totaled $418,000,000.
Half of all exports fcom the United
States during the eight months ended
February 28 went to British territory,
as against 45 per cent a year ago in
the same period, an analysis by the
department of Commerce shows.
French territory ranks second for
American products markets, having
displaced Germany from that position.
Exports to other nations, including
their dependencies, were in the follow
ing order: Italy, Holland, Denmark,
Cuba, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Nor
way, Spain, Mexico, Russia, Brazil,
Argentina, Belgium, Panama, China,
Chile, Switzerland and Turkey.
Of the $811,289,000 worth of mer
chandise exported to British territory,
$537,000,000 went to Great Britain
and Ireland, $197,000,000 to Canada,
$32,500,000 to Australia and New Zea
land, $9,000,000 to British East In
dies, $7,500,000 to British West In
dies and $5,750,000 to Hong Kong.
Exports to British territory increased
$55,283,000 during the period.
Exports to French territory were
$188,094,000, an increase of $63,113,-
000; to Italian territory $115,278,000,
an increase of $62,491,000; to Dutch
territory $81,007,000, an increase of
$2,381,000; to Danish territory $52,
089,000, an increase of $40,790,000;
to Cuba $48,462,000, an increase of
$321,000; to Sweden $47,593,000, an
increase of $38,039,000; to German
territory $28,768,000, a decrease of
$233,951,000; to Japanese territory
$28,021,000, a decrease of $14,379,-
000; to Norway $27,491,000, an in
crease of $21,319,000.
All other countries showed decreases
except Switzerland, whose imports
from the United States were $1,529,
000, an increase of $980,000.
Laborers Warned To Avoid Rush to
Alaska, as Supply is Quite Adequate
Washington, D. C. Further warn
ing against a rush to Alaska, on ac
count of the early construction of the
Seward-Fairbanks rauroad, is con
tained in a letter addressed to Senator
Jones by Chairman Edes, in which the
"I learn from the papers that there
is likely to be quite a stampede of
laboring men to Alaska, seeking work
on the new government railroad. We
feel that this should be prevented as
much as possible. Our operations
there this summer will only require
few hundred men, and we are informed
that there is quite a supply there al
"The lure of a new country and the
prospect of somewhat higher wages
always attracts a lot of people. It
would be a great detriment to Alaska
and would also damage our prospects
of getting labor in the future if a lot
of men should go there this year and,
not finding work, should be stranded
without means to get away. Not find
ing work on the railroad a poor man
would hardly know which way to turn
"Can you kindly use your influence.
through your commercial bodies and
otherwise, to prevent this condition of
Hours for Drinking May Be Cut
London The British government
does not intend to have recourse to
prohibition in dealing with the drink
question. This is inferred from Pre
mier Asquith's statement in the house
of commons, when he said Wednesday
or Thursday next the chancellor of the
exchequer, David Lloyd George, would
bring forward proposals for "dealing
with the limiting of drinking." The
prime minister's remark was generally
interpreted as meaning that the hours
during which drink would be obtain
able would be considerably curtailed,
Prize Crosses North Sea.
London "According to Berlin even
ing newspapers," says Reuter's Am
sterdam correspondent, telegraphing
Thursday, a German submarine stop
ped the British steam trawler Glen-
carse off Aberdeen and took it into
German port on the North Sea." Aber
deen, Scotland, is some 450 miles
across the North Sea from the nearest
point on the German coast line. The
Germans have captured and taken into
Hamburg the Norwegian steamer Bril
liant, which left Fredrickstad, Nor
Un-neutrality of Embargo Is Re
asserted by Chief Executive.
NO RIGHT SURRENDERED BELLIGERENTS
Reply Assumes Von Bernstorff To Be
Laboring Under "Certain False
Impressions" President Pens
Note and Bryan Sjgns It,
Washington, D. C. The United
States government replied Thursday to
the recent memorandum in which
Count von Bernstorff, the German am
bassador, declared that "if the Ameri
can people desire to observe true neu
trality, they will find means to stop
the exclusive importation 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 American note, which is signed
by Secretary Bryan, was drafted at
the State department, but was finally
penned by President Wilson himself.
After pointing out that the language
used by Count von Bernstorff is sus
ceptible of being construed as impugn
ing the good faith of the United
States in the performance of its duties
as a neutral, " the note "takes it for
granted that no such implication was
intended" and suggests that evidently
the German ambassador "is laboring
under certain false impressions."
It is then declared that while the
relations of the United States with
any one of the belligerents "cannot
wisely be made a subject of discussion
with a third government," such cor
respondence between the United States
and the allies as has been published
shows "the steadfast refusal" of the
government "to acknowledge the right
of any belligerent to alter the accept
ed rules of war at sea insofar as they
affect the rights and interests of neu
trals." The attitude of the United States on
the question of exportations of arms
is restated namely, that to place any
embargo on arms during the progress
of a war would be "a direct violation
of the neutrality of the United
States." The note refers to the spirit
of friendship which the United States
desires always to manifest toward Ger
many and its people, and concludes
with the declaration that the neutral
ity of the United States is founded
upon the firm basis of conscience and
Profits to Railroads in Grain Are
Claimed by Farmers' To Be Great
Chicago Statistics of operating ex
pense and freight revenue on lour
leading Western railroads were pre
sented before W. M. Daniels, Inter
state Commerce commissioner, to sup
port the objections of the National
Council Farmers' Co-operative associa
tion to a proposed advance of 1 cent a
hundred pounds in the grain and grain
product freight rates, which are among
the increases asked by 41 Western
railroad systems, on certain commodi
The tabulated figures were compiled
by Jean Paul Muller, an expert rate
case statitician, formerly . connected
with the statistical department of the
After reviewing in detail the meth
ods he used in assembling the figures
showing gross profit and operating ex
penses of railroads, Mr. Muller said :
It is my opinion that gram traffic
is more profitable to these four car
riers, the Kock Island, the Santa r e,
the Burlington and the St. Paul roads,
than the average of all other traffic
carried by them."
His deductions were made from re
ports and statistics furnished him by
the railroad officials.
In the review of the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific operating expenses
and revenue, Mr. Muller declared.
The total road cost divided by the
reported number of loaded freight car
miles, with an allowance for the cost
of empty return haul figured at 40
per cent of the loaded gives a road
movement cost per loaded car per mile
of 69.28 cents.
Apples To Be Released.
London American shppers are com
plaining vigorously to the American
embassy because they are compeleld
under the regulations of the British to
bear the expense incident to delays in
the examination of cargoes of ships
detained at Kirkwall and other British
ports. Charges for loading and un
loading cargoes and expenses incurred
in the examination of suspected goods
are assessed against the owners of the
cargoes. , The procurator general gave
assurances that efforts would be made
to hasten release of American apples.
Pilgrim Shelter Saved.
Plymouth, Mass. The old Howland
House, the only building standing in
America which has sheltered passen
gers who arrived on the Mayflower in
1620, will not be sold for debt. This
was announced by Mrs. Lilian V. Ti
tus, secretary of the society of the De-
cendents of Pilgrim John Howland of
the Mayflower, who said thatjjudgment
on a note against the society had been
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Emperor William passing through the ruined streets of Lyck, East Prussia, just after Ills troops had driven the
Russians from the city. He Is seen in front of his automobile. At the left is a photograph of the kaiser as he ap
peared when last visiting the eaBtern war zone.
TURKISH TORPEDO BOAT IN THE
GERMANS GIVE UP
Owing to the shortage of copper
been instructed to tell their pupils to
have at home to school. The picture
tion in one school.
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HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT AT SOFIA
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The world has been watching with great Interest for Bulgaria's decision
whether or not to enter the European war. This Is the parliament building at
the capital of that nation.
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in Germany the school teachers have
bring all the copper articles they
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GERMAN WHO DEMANDS PEACE
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Philip Scheldemann, a prominent So
cialist member of the German relchs-
tag, has Joined with a number of bis
fellows In demanding that the govern
ment take Bteps to end the war at
once. He protested vehemently against
the suppression of Socialist writings
Regulating the Watch.
If one hai an opportunity to con
pare his watch dally at a certain time
with some source of standard time,
as with the time as sent by telegraph
or by wirelesB signals, or by regular
comparison with some accurate clock,
as one daily passes a jeweler's store,
for Instance, It would be well to es
tablish the habit of winding the
watch at that time, as it Is better to
have such dally comparisons as the
time the watch is wound, and mor
regular winding will usually ensue.
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Because of Its Health-Giving Qualities
It Should Be on the Table
Often ae It Can Be
Much has been written and sold
about the health-giving qualities of
aBparaguB. Taking all these qualities
for granted, here are some Interesting
ways of cooking this vegetable so that
It may be served many times without
palling on the most exacting and fas
Baked With Cheeee. Drain boiled
asparagus and arrange the stalks
neatly on a buttered baking dish.
Fry a chopped onion In butter and
pour this over the asparagus. Sprinkle
over It bread crumbs and grated
cheese and bake brown. The aspara
gus can be cut into one-Inch lengths
for this dish.
Fried Asparagus. Boll the aspara
gus, drain it, dip each stalk in beat
en egg crumbs and fry In deep fat.
Serve with cream sauce.
Creamed. Cut a bunch or two of
asparagus Into one-Inch lengths and
boll until tender. Drain and put Into
rich, white sauce, rather thick, for
the asparagus contains water that
thins it; heat thoroughly, season with
salt and paprika and serve very hoC
In Rolls. Remove the center from
stale, rather long, pointed rolls and
fry the rolls golden brown in deep
fat. Drain on brown paper and keep
hot- Cut a bunch of asparagus, in
the meantime, into one-Inch lengths
and boll until tender. ' Drain and pat
In a double boiler, with a cupful of
milk. Add the yolks of five eggs and
stlt until thick and smooth. Season
with salt and a little grated nutmeg
and pour into the hot rolls. White
sauce ma;' be used Instead of the egg
sauce if desired.
Baked Asparagus. Cut asparagus
Into Inch lengths and boll. Drain and
put a layer. In a buttered baking dish.
Season with salt and pepper, dot with
bits of butter. Bprlnkle with crumbs
and flnely-mlnced boiled egg. Add mora
asparagus and repeat in the order
mentioned until the dish is filled.
Have crumbs on top and bake brown.
Served Cold. 'Boil until tender
stalks of asparagus and drain them.
Chill them and serve them with may
onnaise, with hollandaise or with tap
tar sauce. It can also be served
with a sauce of oil and vinegar,
sprinkle with chopped cucumber
Boiled. Boiled asparagus can be
served with melted butter, pepper and
salt, either on toast or without It?
with drawn butter or white sauce, with
a little hot cream poured over It or
with melted butter and lemon Juice.
No odor of cooklne should greet tbr
guest In a private home, or even an
apartment which claims to be of the)
A Bimnle and agreeable deodorizer
mav be made of a handful of cloves.
allowed to scorch with bits of orange.
peel or. a tin plate In the oven. Tms
mixture Imparts a fragrance not un
like that of carnations, and. scattered
about the rooms, It will completely
flestroythe odor of cooking vegetanies
o roasting meats In the country the
wise housewife may gather swept
clovei and the sprigs, If dried out, will
Impart a fresh and delicious fragrance
to the house linens all next winter.
tlmt standbv of old-tlmei
housekeepers, may be purchased in lit
tle bags at trifling cost and manes a
delightful fragrance for the linen
New Idea for Douohnuts.
When frying doughnuts have a dish
of boiling water beside the hot fat.
As you remove the doughnuts from
the frying kettle dip hastily into the
boiling, water. This removes all
grease and renders them more health
ful than they would otherwise be.
There Is another point not to be
despised when lard Is as expensive
as it Is at present. After the water
cools the grease may be skimmed
from the top and used again. One
will be surprised to see the amount
of fat that will rise.
One cupful of orange Juice, one cup
'ul of granulated sugar, one ten-cent
bottle of maraschino cherries, ono
pint of whipped cream. Dissolve su
gar In orange Juice; chop cherries
flne, whip cream stiff. Mix Ingredi
ents, add one tablespoonful of gelatin
dissolved In cold water. Put in mold
and pack in ice and salt from three
to four hours.
Economical 8ponge Cake.
Two eggs, one cupful sugar, one
half cupful hot water, one cupful flour,
1 teaBpoonfuls baking powder and a
pi nun of salt. Beat the yolks with
halt the sugar, then add hot water,
then the remaining sugar and flour.
Sifted with baking powder and salt.
Lastly fold the Btlffly beaten whites In.
Bake 20 minutes in medium oven.
Flavor to taste.
Fried Flth for Breakfast.
Among the seasonable fish which
fry most satisfactorily for breakfast
are perch, butter fish, porgles, floun
ders, river bass and both weakflsh
and whltefish and smelts.
Any one of these, fried and served
with potatoes In some form, prefer
ably creamed or baked, make a most
delicious Lenten breakfast menu-
way, April 16, for London.