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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1915)
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
from All Around the World.
Germans in Polnnd offer 10 roubles
each to KuHHians who will deBert.
Europe's purchase of leather good
is stimulating the hide Industry.
' The French government has decided
to adopt all children made orphans
General Villa is reported to be truth
ering all available forcea for a final
crucial struggle against the Carranza
When Russians evacuate towns
Poland they break all windows, so that
the Germans will find poor shelter
from the cold.
A celebration was held at the San
Francisco exposition in commemora
tion of the recovery from the earth
quake and fire.
Belgian prisoners in Prussia have
oponed a regular university, many pro
fessors being among them, who give
Both Russians and Austrians make
desperate attacks upon each others1
positions in the Carpathians, all of
which are repulsed.
Two men were drowned in the Mc
Kenzie river near Eugene, Or., while
trying to lead some cattle across the
river from a rowboat.
French airmen drop bombs in many
towns in the Black Forest country of
Germany, and many women and child
ren are reported killed or injured.
Uermany has amended her sea prize
rules and hereafter all goods consigned
to neutrals from whom any of the al
lies obtain supplies will be seized.
A call has been received by the New
xork war relief clearing house from
France for artificial limbs for soldiers
wounded during the early stages of the
A Jewish philanthropist associated
with many relief organizations in Lon
don, declares that seven million Poles,
or wnom two millions are Jews, are in
dire need of food.
Mario Lambardi, impressairo of the
Lambardi Grand Opera company, died
in Portland from an apoplectic stroke,
He was well known in operatic circles
in this country, Italy and in South
The blockade of Germany by the al
lies is preventing the latter from ob
taining many necessary drugs, which
are sent to the United States from
Germany and then purchased here by
tne warring nations.
Governor Lister, of Washington,
won nis ngnt against the emergency
clause in the recent appropriation bills
passed by the legislature of that state,
ana tnereoy s.zou.uuuis made imme
diately available for road building.
The Tout Paris, a society journal of
that city, publishea the names of 1500
Parisians killed on the battlefields up
to r euruary 2D, including 20 generals,
667 other officers, 14 priests and 193
titled members of the aristocracy. The
names of 200 Germans, Austrians and
lurks are also published as "undesir
Two Turkish destroyers are reported
lost by coming in contact with Russian
isrman aeatroy own submarine in
Dardanelles to prevent capture by
Germany announces that advances of
her lines in the west war zone have
Flacergold deposits of more than
$1600 a pan is claimed to have been
found in Alaska.
T 1 1 ...
nernn nas cioseu its tree war soup
nouse because of the splendid econom
Japan is said to be hard hit by the
war, as the French demand for silks
has materially declined.
San Francisco refuses to bond itself
for $34,500,000 to purchase the prop
erties of the Spring Valley Water
A Eugene, Or., man who became
alarmed about the war, buried $500 in
his garden, but has dug it up and de
posited it in the bank.
Many women in Portland sign peti
tions to the city council to allow men
the privilege to smoke in the three
rear seats of the street cars.
Twenty thousand fly traps will be
part of the apparatus employed this
year in the anti-fly campaign in Port
land. The traps are to be made in the
manual training departments of the
public schools and will be distributed
throughout the city.
A government agricultural expert
deel ares that the farmer derives no
profit from growing oats, and that
only two mills is made on a bushel of
Carranza soldiers fire on an Amer
ican aeroplane which was flying near
the border. Seventy shots are said
to have been fired. The aircraft land
The damage suit of Theodore Roose
velt, brought by William Barnes, a
political boss of New York, is pro
gressing at Syracuse. Barnes claims
$50,000 for alleged libel.
ROOSEVELT ON STAND ADMITS
OFTEN CONSULTING BOSS PIATT
Syracuse, N. Y. Theodore Roose
velt admitted under cross-examination
Tuesday In the suit for alleged libel
which William Barnes has brought
against him, that while governor he
had freely consulted the "boss" -of the
Republican party in New York state
in reference to the appointment ofofli
cials in the state government and var
ious legislative and political matters.
The "boss" named was Thomas (
Piatt, who at that time represented
New York in the United States sen
ate. The ex-president said he took
the Bdvice of the senator in many mat
ters, among them appointing a Dem
ocrat to the ollice of tax commissioner
to "please Grady," whom the Colonel
described as a "lieutenant boss" of
Richard Croker, then leader of Tam
ine testimony resulted from ques
tions asueu atter letters or a series
that passed between Colonel Roosevelt
and Senator Piatt had been read to the
jury. In these letters, both writers
discussed all manner of political and
legislative affairs. In one, Colonel
Roosevelt asked the senator's advice
about making speeches.
In another, Senator Piatt told the
Colonel he had received a copy of a bill
introduced by Grady, in which the sen
ator said he considered it inadvisabli
to give Tammany from $3,000,000 to
$12,000,000 on an appropriation to ex
pend upon the water front of New
York, as "it would simply be putting
an unnecessary club in the hands of
those people with which to knock
With another letter, the colonel sent
the senator a proof of his message to
the legislature, which dealt with,
among other things, public utilities,
the franchise tax, the trusts, indus
trial conditions and labor. The part
dealing with the trusts, the colonel
wrote, had been submitted to several
"experts, ' including Elihu Root. Presi
dent Hadley, Professor Jenks, of Cor
neii, ana James a. dm, who was
described in the letter as 'a big cor
Commander Gives Notice of Intent
to Intern Cruiser Kronprinz Wilhelm
Washington, D. C. Announcement
from Newport News late Tuesday that
the commander of the big German sea
raider Kronprinz Wilhelm had given
notice he would intern for the war
without waiting expiration of the
time allowed her by the United States
government to make his ship
wortny, was received with surprise
and relief by government officials,
The raider's action relieves the
Navy department of the necessity of
keeping watch over the Wilhelm and
an eye on the cordon of allied ships off
tne Virginia capes to assure the main
tenance of American neutrality during
the time the cruiser had been allowed
to make repairs. It is understood that
several days of that period still re
The Navy department had deter
mined to permit the Wilhelm to take
on 4500 tons of coal, and on the heels
of reports from Newport News that
the cruiser had begun to coal, came
Lieutenant Captain Thierfelder's un
expected announcement to the collector
of the port. The German commander's
communication was laconic and eave
no reason for the internment as had
the letter presented by Captain
Thierichens when he interned the
Prinz Eitel Friedrich, the first of the
raiders to seek a haven in Hampton
It was suggested here that Captain
Thierfelder's announcement was made
after he had received instructions
from the German government through
tne embassy here not to attempt a
uasn tnrougn tne line ot hostile war
ships off the capes.
Heat Is Damaging Crops.
Washington, D. C. A scorching
heat wave is hovering over the East
ern half of the United States from the
Mississippi valley to the Atlantic
coast, causing suffering in the cities
and serious damage to wheat and other
crops in the agricultural districts.
Reports show new temperature records
for April established as follows: Wash
ington, D. C, and Richmond, Va.. 94
degrees; Toledo, O., 90; Grand Rapids,
Mich., Cincinnati, O., and Elkins, W.
Va., 88; Port Huron. Mich.. 86. and
reen Bay, Wis., 84.
Wireless Record Is Made.
New York A new distune iwni-H this kind.
for wireless telephony in railroad serv
ice is claimed by officials of the Lacka
wanna railroad. Communications bv
ireless concerning the movement of
Lackawanna trains were exchanged
between railroad superintendents at
Scranton, Pa., and Binghamton, N.
63 miles. Trains between those
two cities were moved for several
hours under orders sent or received by
Oregon Hens Make Fine
Record at Panama Fair
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis Having led in both the pen rec
ords and the individual records for the
past month in egg-laying at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition has placed the
O. A. C. flocks very close to the lead
in both these divisions for the entire
time of the contest. The three flocks
entered by the college represent the
White Leghorns, Barred Rocks and a
pen of cross-reds, ten in each pen.
The Leghorns took first place for
the month ending April 15 with a rec
ord of 237 eggs, while, the Barred
Rocks took second place with 225
eggs. The best individual showing
was made by an O. A. C. cross-bred
hen, which laid SO eggs in the 31 days.
The fifth best record was that of the
College Barred Rock biddy that pro
duced 26 eggs.
The Leghorns likewise took second
place in the term race to date, with
record of 560 eggs, first place going to
tne Lanada flock of G. D. AdamB, with
607 eggs. The fourth place has been
taken by the O. A. C. Barred Rocks
and the fifth place by the crosses, the
number of eggs laid by each pen being
tiii ana bZi respectively. Second
third and fourth places are now held
in the individual term record by an O,
A. C. cross with 83 eggs, another O,
A. C. cross with 82 eggs, and an O,
C. Leghorn with 81 eges.
The official report from which these
figures were taken says that no other
exhibit on the ground attracts more
attention from the thousands of daily
visitors than this egg-laying contest
with its fine flocks from different parts
or tne world.
Dairying Sure Road to
Wealth, Declares Expert
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-
vallis That the history of dairying
has proven it to be a sure road to
wealth, is the assertion of dairy ex
perts of Oregon, Washington and
other states, who occasionally address
students and dairymen at the Oregon
Agricultural college. As a means of
wealth, dairying is said to furnish
about the most steady and sure income
of any farm product, and it also
affords a renewal of soil fertility. In
all these features dairying, particularly
lends itself to profit because profit
must be secured from those resources
that are sure and steady.
I he history of dairying in countries
other than the United States affords
evidence of the reliable character of
dairying as a profit maker. Denmark,
a country declaredby the speakers to
have had an exhausted soil and an ex
hausted people, has become through
dairying one of the wealthiest and
most productive of all foreign coun-
Daylight Is Let Through Last
Tunnel On New Coos Bay Line
Eugene "Daylight" was broken
last week in tunnel No. 7, the longest
bore on the Willamette-Pacific. For
18 months compressed air drills have
been bornig into Ijoth sides of this
4200-foot tunnel that pierces the di
vide between the Umpqua and Coos
Bay valleys. For two weeks the
sounds of the drills could be heard
from both sides and finally a shot
opened the tunnel.
This was the last tunnel on the line
to be pierced. There are eight in all,
the first being at Noti, 30 miles west
of Eugene, and tthe last in the lake
region north of Coos Bay. The last
two tunnels are not completed, how
ever, as a small bore preceeds a few
feet ahead of the main body of the
A. O. Peterson, sub-contractor for
Hauser & Hauser, arrived in Eugene,
telling of the tunnel progress, and of
the speed being made in the comple
tion of the trestle work along the
lakes. C. R. Broughton, bridge en
gineer, accompanied him from Acme,
where a large force of men has estab
lished camps for the erection of the
Dogs Shot on Sight in Baker
to Prevent Epidemic of Rabies
Baker So serious has become the
rabies epidemic both in the city and, in
the country that every effort is being
made to stamp out the animals that
might be affected. Chief of Poilce
Jackson has armed all policemen with
shotguns and revolvers and has given
orders that all dogs be shot on sight
"We haven't time to remonstrate
personally with owners of dogs." he
said to his men. "There is too much
danger from hydrophobia to take any
chance and people who do not live up
to the law will lose their pets."
liunters and trappers will be em
ployed to wage war on the coyotes in
the Minam National forest, according
to Ephriam Barnes, forest supervisor,
who said that he had been requested
by the United States Biological survey
to furnish the names of men in this
section most experienced in work of
tries. The Danes are now a remark
ably prosperous people and have reno
vated their soils so that they are leav
ing a valuable heritage to their pos
1 ... . . .
samples oi success are being re
peated in our own country. In the
states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and
those further East, they have re
deemed their soils from exhaustion
through dairying. While doing this
they have made substantial money
profits, established a large trade
dairy products, and perhaps best of all,
have built up large dairy herds of won-
dertul producing ability,
From the fine, high producing dairy
cattle from these herds many Western
dairymen are now going to get founda
tion stock for the improvement of
their own herds. A lot of money from
the West is streaming into the states
of of Minnesota, New York and Wis
consin in exchange for dairy sires de
veloped through scientific breeding by
Recess Lengthened and Farmers'
Week Will Be First jn January
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-
vallis Of great interest to farmers
and homeseekers as well as to regular
college students is the announcement
that the next term of Farmers' and
Conference Week will be held at the
college during the first week of Janu
ary. bince the instructors time as
well as housing accommodations are
needed by the thousands of people tak
nig tne worn oi tne week, it is impos
sible to conduct the exercises of the
week while the regular degree work is
in progress. Hence the Christmas re
cess has been lengthened to January
10, permitting the regular students to
pass their vacation at home,
Another important change in the cal
endar is the arrangement whereby
commencement will be held prior to
nnal examinations of the second semes
ter for the three lower classes. This
change will give the undergraduates
an opportunity to attend commence
ment exercises and at the same time
to leave for home as soon as their last
examination has been given. It has
also been announceed that vocational
students will have commencement
recognition and will be given diplomas
upon completing their course.
Pioneer Women To Meet,
Baker Old-time residents of East
ern Uregon plan an organization. At
a meeting held at the home of Mrs. M.
F. Harper it was decided to ascertain
me possiouiues oi navmg a pioneer
society and to include the gathering of
nistoncai data ot this part of the coun
try. Mrs. Harper has been in this vi
cinity 40 years, and has had several
gatherings of the pioneer women with
such success that the organization
seems assured. If Baker old settlers
take kindly to the plan, other cities
will be asked to co-operate.
Czar Loses 28 Trenches.
Vienna The war office has issued
the following: "Our troops, pursuing
the enemy, occupied 26 Russian
trenches which contained much war
material. The Russians before Uzsok
Pass, after their attack failed, re
treated in full flight. We gained
ground ot the southeast of Koziowa.'
Relief Fund $25,000,000.
London The national reilef fund of
the Prince of Wales reached the total
of 5,000,000 ($25,000,000). King
George has opened with a donation of
$2500 subscription list of the British
committee for relief in Belgium.
Park Along Road Planned.
Hood River Citizens of the county,
co-operating with the Commercial club,
have begun a campaign to secure ade
quate strips of land along the Neal
Creek road leading from the Lower to
the Upper Hood River valley and thus
prevent the land along the route from
being denuded of its growth of large
fir trees. But few of the highways in
the lower valley are lined with forest
trees, and it is proposed to purchase
outright this land and make a park of
the area adjoining the highway. The
land is not valuable for agriculture.
Sunday Closing Stir.
Tillamook As the closing of stores
on Sunday in this city has caused con
siderable discussion, District Attor
ney T. H. Goyne has asked the attor
ney general's office for an opinion as
to the constitutionality of the Sunday
closing law. The candy, cigar and
drug stores have decided to remain
open, and Mr. Goyne is determined to
close them if the law is considered
constitutional by the attorney general
Farmers Demand Water.
Baker More than 1000 acres are so
involved in a water dispute north of
here that State Water Superintendent
Cochran at La Grande has been ap
pealed to. a armers along laterals on
the Baldock and Shaw ' ditches allege
that the Sunnyslope irrigation farmers
have been taking so much moisture
from Powder River that a shortage is
threatened in the r airview district
Assistant Water Superintendent Hol
land was sent from La Grande to make
Salem Secretary of State Olcott
announceds that approximately 17,000
automobiles, more than 2400 motorcy
cles and 2300 chauffeurs have been
furnished licenses this year, and he
believed that motor vehicle registra
tions for the entire year would reach
22,000. There were 16,347 motor ve
hicles, 2898 motorcycles and 1800
chauffeurs registered last year. Mr.
Olcott thinks the increase in chauffeur
licenses is a result of the jitney bus. J
Calf Has Only Three Legs.
Roseburg E. Harper, of North
Roseburg, is the owner of a calf hav
ing only three legs. The calf was
born a few days ago and is apparently
in as good health as ita more fortunate
brothers and sisters. The animal has
only one front leg, which Mr. Harper
says is somewhat larger than the leir
of a normal calf. The calf displays no
ill effect as a result of its deformity,
and Mr. Harper believe it will live, '
Portland Wheat Bluestem, $1.34
fortyfold, $1.31; club, $1.29; red Fife,
$1.25; red Russian, $1.23; oats, No. 1
white feed, $33.50 ton; barley, No. 1
feed, $25.50; bran, $24.00; shorts,
Corn Whole, $35 ton; cracked, $36,
Hay -Eastern Oregon timothy, $14
15; valley timothy, $12 12.60
grain hay, $1012; alfalfa, $12.50.
Vegetables Cucumbers, hothouse,
$1.251.75 per dozen; artichokes, 75c
dozen; tomatoes, $6 crate; cabbage.
2J3Jc pound; celery, $4.50 crate
cauliflower, 75c$1.25 dozen; head
lettuce, $2.25 crate; spinach, 6c
pound; rhubarb, lj2jc; asparagus,
7oc(&$l.Z5 dozen; eggplant, 25c pound
peas, V4Jc; beans, I6(a)17jc; car
rots, $1.50 sack; beets, $1.60; pars
nips, $1.25; turnips, $1.75.
Green Fruits Strawberries, $2.75
crate; apples, $11.75 box; cranber
ries, $1112 barrel.
Potatoes Old, $1.75 sack; new, 7
sc pound; sweet potatoes, 34c.
Onions Oregon, selling price, 75c
sack, country points; California, job
bing price, ?r.75 crate.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 17J18c dozen.
Poultry Hens, 16c; broilers, 25
z4c; fryers, 1820c; turkeys, dress
ed, 2224c; live, 1820c; ducks. 12
13c; geese, 8j9c.
Butter Creamery, prints, extras,
25c pound in case lots; Jc more in less
than case lots; cubes, 2122c.
Veal Fancy, llj12c pound.
Pork Block, 1010Jc pound.
Hops 1914 crop, nominal;
Wool Eastern Oregon, coarse, 22
25c pound; Eastern Oregon, fine, 16
ibc; valley, 28 Oh 30c: mohair.
Cascara Bark Old and new, 44J
Cattle Best steers, $7.25 7.75
choice steers, $77.25; medium, $6.75
7; choice cows, $66.75; medium.
$5 5.75; heifers, $5 6.25; bulls,
$3.506; stags, $56.60.
Hogs Light, $6.5007.80: heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $7ffi8.25: ewes,
?67; lambs, $7.259.50.
Seattle Wheat Bluestem. $1.33
fortyfold, $1.30; club, $1.28J; Fife,
$1,284; red Russian, $1.23; barley
Tacoma The predicted advance
potato prices came sooner than expect
ed, the vegetable this week going to
$35 a ton. Dealers say prices will go
stui iarther upward and will in all
probability reach $40 within the next
few days. Dealers explain that other
rises are certain because the holders in
Eastern Washington are demanding $30
a ton for the tubers in the field. At
that price it costs commission men
here $33 to lay a ton down and they
cannot sell with a reasonable profit at
$35, they say. The supplies in East
ern Washington are now pretty well
cleaned up, it is reported.
Local potato growers have become
active again and are planting many
times more spuds than they did last
year. Ine local crop will not make its
appearance until about the first of
Bluestem is quoted at $1.33: forty-
fold, $1.30; club, $1,284; red Fife,
$1,284, and red Russian, $1.23.
resh Meats Steers, 12 124c
cows, 12c; heifers, 12(ffil24c: trimmed
sides, 15Jc; combinations, 15c; Dia
mond 1. U, 164c; yearlings, 15c
Poultry Ducks, live, 10(ffil2c: hens.
dressed, 1618c, live, 16c: sonnes.
dressed, 22c, live, 1416c; squabs,
live, S2. 50 a dozen, dressed. $6: tur
keys, live, 18c, dressed, 28 30c
Butter Washington creamery, 24(3),
Zbc; uregon, Zie.
Eggs Fresh ranch, 1821c
Vegetables Cabbage, Winning
stadt, $3.25 cwt.; carrots, $1.501.65
sacK; beets, home grown, $11.25
turnips, $1.25; potatoes, Yakima, $34
35 ton; Idaho, $33; sweets, $4
cwt.; new potatoes, 7c pound: toma
toes, $4.505 case; onions, green, 20c
dozen; radishes, local, 20c dozen
bunches; celery, $4ffl4.50: cauliflow-
$2.25 crate; asparagus, Walla
Walla, $1 box; green peas, 8ic pound,
Yakima Growers to Pay.
worth lakima The board of trus
tees of the Yakima Fruitgrower's asso
ciation adopted a resolution directing
its officers to collect the assessment
called for by the Growers' council for
support of its work ; but only after sat
isfactory evidence has been presented
that at least 85 per cent of the fruit
tonnage of the Pacific Northwest this
season pays a similar contribution,
Five fruit growers were elected as the
Yakima members of the new board of
trustees of the North Pacific Fruit
Mohair Prices on Down Grade.
The course of the mohair market, as
shown by the pool Bales already held in
Oregon, is downward. The first pool
sale of the year, a small one at
Walker ten days ago. was at 321 cents.
Then, on Monday, the Eddwille pool
of 22,000 pounds brought 321 cents.
Later the pool at Riddle was sold and
it brought 314 cents. The Riddle pool
was bought by a Southern Oregon
dealer. Mohair dealers regard the
market as entirely speculative. In
view of the slack condition of the
plush and dress goods trade many of
them consider the present prices unwarranted.
NAVY NEVER AS FIT
326 Vessels Available; 77 More
Building or Authorized.
UNITED STATES PREPARED FOR WAR
New Guns Outrank Those of Any
Nation Lessons Are Taken From
Vera Cruz and European War.
Aviation Being Developed.
Washington, D, C. Secretary Dan
iels Sunday night made public a letter
he has written to President Garfield of
Williams college, detailing the work
in the navy during the past two years.
Mr. Daniels wrote in reply to Mr. Gar
field's request for material to meet
statements that the United States is
Unprepared for military emergencies.
ExcerptB from the letter follow:
"There are now in active service,
fully commissioned, 225 vessels of all
characters, which is 36 more than
were fully commissioned when I be
came secretary. There are also 101
vessels of various types, in reserve and
in ordinary and uncommissioned, cap
able of rendering service in war. We
have under construction and authorized
77 vessels (nine dreadnaughts, 23 de
stroyers, 38 submarines and seven aux
iliaries) as compared with 54 vessels
(five dreadnaughts, 14 destroyers, 23
submarines, three gunboats and nine
auxiliaries) which were under 'con
struction March 1, 1913.
"All vessels in active service and
in reserve are supplied with munitions
of war. Within the last two years
the quantity of . all has been steadily
and greatly increased. For example,
we have increased the number of
mines on hand and in process of manu
facture by 244 per cent and torpedoes
by 90 per cent. By the enlargement
of the naval powder factory we shall
soon be able almost to double its
former capacity, and like enlargement
of the torpedo works and the equip-'
ment of a plant to construct mines will
still further increase the quantity of
such stock, and the possession of these
plants in times of emegency will en
able the department to be in a better
state of preparedness as regards the
supply of ammunition than ever before.
"The personnel of the navy is at
present composed of 4355 line, staff
and warrant officers and 53,171 enlist
"For many years officers have writ
ten and talked about the formation of
advance base material and the practice
of exercising landing parties of sea
men and marines, but never until Jan
uary last year was the navy thus ex
ercized. Then, under instrructions
from the department, Admiral Badger
carried out a comprehensive exercise.
in which the professional advantages
gained by officers and men were in
Shasta Limited Hits Automobile;
Kills Four Children, Injures Driver
Creswell, Or. The northbound
Shasta Limited of the Southern Pacific
company Sunday struck an automobile
driven by F. E. Slv in front of his
home here, smashed it to fragments
and killed four small children who oc
cupied the tonneau, besides injuring
Mr. Sly so badly that it is thought he
The dead: Beulah Morss. aeed 12:
George Robinette, aeed 8: Vincent
Treanor, aged 8; Dorothy Treanor,
Mr. Sly is an elderly man. He had
just brought his automobile from the
garage and alighted to open the gate
leading to the Southern Pacific track,
intending to cross the Pacific High
way, when the four children came
along on their way to Sunday school.
They were invited to ride and clamb
ered into the car. It was apparent
that neither they nor Mr. Sly saw or
heard the approaching train, for Mr.
Sly got in and ran the automobile onto
the track directly in front of it.
lhe horrified witnesses, heard a
crash and saw the automobile hurled
high in the air and fall at one side of
the track. The train sped on without
stopping, its engnie crew unconscious
of what had happened.
Dankl Expects Long War.
Geneva General Dankl, of the Aus
trian army, is of the opinion that the
war will not come to an end soon. This
Austrian commander, who has been
active in defending the Carpathian
passes against the Russians, expressed
this opinion to Major Tanner, of the
Swiss army, who is also correspondent
of the Basel Nachrichten. He declared
the war would last for a long time, and
said he could not fix even an approxi
mate date for its end. He said also
that the Swiss government had pre
served its neutrlaity splendidly.
Floods Recur in Texas.
Austin, Tex. Another heavv rain
swept Central Texas Sunday and the
Colorado river and smaller streams, al
ready swollen out of their banks, be
gan rising rapidly. No additional
deaths have been reported from the
floods and the casualty list remained at
21, of which 14 occurred here. Prob
ably a score of persons are missing.