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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 3, 1915)
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
from All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSP
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Premier Viviani says France does
not want premature peace.
Germans capture Brest-Litovsk, Rus
sia's strongest foothold in Poland.
It it now believed that the main
Russian army will succeed in escaping
from the onrushing German forces.
Imperial Valley, Cal., is swept by a
terrific wind, rain and electric storm,
which destroyed many houses and elec
Secretary of War Garrison rebukes
Gen. Wood for inviting Col. RooBevelt
to speak at the instruction camp at
Another flood swept the White River
valley in Arkansas, doing much dam
age and rendering between 4000 and
6000 people homeless.
Earl Sbelbourne, president of the
English board of agriculture, declares
certain classes of men will soon be
practically drafted into the army.
By a vote of 77 to 67, the constitu
tional convention of New York Btate
reversed its previous action and re
jected the literacy teBt for voters.
It is reported that 24 pounds of radium-bearing
ore has been taken from
a mine 'on Boulder creek, 27 miles
from Port Orf ord. Or. It is said that
in me iorm in wnicn tne raaiura is
found it is worth $80 an ounce.
A huge timber was shipped from the
Ostrander Railway & Timber com
pany's plant at Centralis, Wash.,
which measured 20 by 20 Inches and
was 140 feet in length. It was sent
to St. Helens, Or., to be used in the
construction of a new ship there.
The German admiralty admits the
loss of a submarine which was destroy
ed by a bomb from an aeroplane, and
says it has not heretofore acknow
ledged such losses, which is taken to
mean that many previous rumors of
the destruction of submarines were
Clinton W. South, his 84-vear-old
fji.and his mother, aired 70. all of
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when the automobile in whfph they
were riding overturned, as the result
of a bursting tire, on the highway four
miles north of Modesto.
A first Myment of $504,198 for the
securities oi the Alaska Northern rail
road was made by the Interior depart
ment. The road runs from Seward
into the Interior of Alaska and will be
utilized in the construction of the new
government road. The total coBt of the
securities to the United States will be
Washington has agreed to give
Haiti's parliament until September 17
to act upon the proposed treaty by
which the United States would extend
financial protectorate over the unstable
little republic for 10 years. In the
meantime the American marines will
continue to occupy the principal cities
of the island to prevent a recurrence
The Eastman Kodak concern has
been declared a trust by the Federal
The joint session of the Oregon and
Washington Bar associtions, which
was held in Portland, has come to a
The British estimate the German
loss in men at 1,600,000, with one
Carranza officials have put absolute
prohibition into effect in the larger
towns of Sonora now under their con
trol, according to travelers from inte
Six children in Idaho, who were
locked in their home by their parents,
while they were attending a party,
were burned to death. Evidence of
their efforts to escape were found by
the location of the bodies in the ruins.
According to the Cologne Gazette
the railways of Roumania have re
ceived orders to place all rolling stock
at the disposition of the minister of
war on September 14. This move is
regarded as deeply significant of Rou
manian possible course in the future.
In a fistic encounter a young man at
White Salmon, Wash., was almost In
stantly killed by a blow under the
A dispatch from Rome says the
Balkan league is to be reconstructed.
A combined Balkan army of 1,000,000
men is provided to be in the field, says
Classical music was hooted by a
crowd of South Portland students when
a public concert was being given by a
municipal band. Classics was sup
planted by ragtime and the wailings of
the youngsters were appeased.
A resolution before the American
Bar association in session at San Fran
cisco, to admit women attorneys, was
The governor of Oregon has asked
the Navy department for the largest
battleship in the Pacific fleet to attend
the Astoria Regatta, which will be
held September 2-8-4.
Germany officially announces her re
grets to the United States for the
sinking of the liner Arabic, In whch
two Americans lost their lives. A
suspension of Judgment by this country
MEXICAN UPRISING IN TEXAS IS
FRUSTRATED BY ARREST OF 26
San Antonio, Tex. With the arrest
here of 26 Mexicans, 23 of whom were
detained, Chief of Police Lancaster
and Federal authorities announced that
a plan to incite the Mexican popula
tion of San Antonio to deeds of vio
lence had been frustrated.
The prisoners, according to Chief of
Police Lancaster, are followers of the
so-called plan of San Diego, the ex
travagant manifesto promulgated by a
party of Mexican agitators which pro
claims the "Repubilc of Texas" to be
governed by Mexicans. Recent upris
ing in the Lower Rio Grande valley
caused the program for the establish
ment of the new government to go
amiss and at the same time Federal
officials were put on their guard.
Three of the leaders were arrested
while addressing a crowd of 1000 Mex
icans on the market plaza. The ad
dresses were of an inflammatory na
ture and calculated to arouse the
poorer classes of Mexicans to deeds of
"One speaker," Chief Lancaster
said, "after abusing the President of
the United States, the government of
this country and the white race gen
erally, openly declared: 'It is no harm
to kill a Gringo and an Allemane.
(Meaning Americans and Germans.)"
It was right at this point the police
charged the crowd and arrested the
leaders, but not without a fight. As
the officers were withdrawing, one of
the Mexicans shouted: "Now is the
time to rise. Let us kill the Grin
goes." The arrival of the police for the
time being quieted all martial spirit.
Following the arrest of the leaders,
23 others were arreBted. They will be
placed in the custody of Federal offi
cials, who said that charges of treason
probably would be filed against them.
Many Northwest Mills Start Work;
Trade Brisk and Prospects Good
Eugene, Or The Booth-Kelly Lum
ber company announced that its Wend
ling mill will resume operations imme
diatley, employing a crew of 126 men
and 76 in the timber.
A. C. Dixon, manager of the Booth
Kelly company, announced: "Since
we closed down a force of 60 men has
been at work making repairs. We
have built a new dam and installed
new saw husks, a new carriage, new
trusses over the boilers, and concrete
The Springfield mill is at present
working one 10-hour shift a day.
Aberdeen, Wash. After a ahutdown
of eight months the Wilson Bros, mill
has resumed operations, with a crew
of 150 men. John Wilson, the man
ager, intimated that the mill would be
kept in steady operation throughout
Oregon City The Milwaukie and
University Park plants of the Menefee
Lumber company began operations
Wednesday after a shutdown of several
months. The plant at Milwaukie is
employing 60 men and the one at Uni
versity Park 75.
Arabic Incident Closed.
London The German government
considers the Arabic incident closed
and has declared its willingness to
punish the commander of the subma
rine which sank the steamer, accord
ing to a dispatch which the Exchange
Telegraph company's Amsterdam cor
respondent says has been received
there from Berlin.
There is reported to be considerable
feeling in German military circles be
cause of Chancellor von Bethmann
Hollweg's so-called "weakness" to
wards the United States.
U. S. Buys 100,000 Shells.
Chicago George M. Getschow, sec
retary of Phillips, Getschow & Co., is
quoted in the Daily News as Baying
that he is a stockholder in a firm which
is making 100,000 six-inch shells for
the United States army, and that the
German government, like the allies, is
purchasing munitions of war in the
American market. "As to the Amer
ican order. I am not at liberty to dis
close the name of the firm, further
than to say that the contract is worth
about $640,000," Mr. Getschow is
quoted as saiyng.
Germans Drill, Is Report.
Washington, D. C. Letters from
various cities telling of alleged quiet
but regular drills held by Germans in
Turnverein and other halls have been
referred by the War department to the
department of Justice for investiga
tion. According to one of the writers,
the Germans were supposed to be pre
paring to aid in repelling an Invasion
from Canada. Secretary Garrison in
dicated that little importance was at
tached to the reports, and that they
had been turned over to the department
of Justice as a matter of course.
Brazil Dry; Cattle Dying.
New York Prolonged drouth in the
northern states of Brazil this summer,
particularly In the states of Piuhy,
Oeara, Rio Grande do Norte and Para
hyba, has resulted in serious loss to
cattle-raisers, according to George
Holderness, of Oeara, Brazil, who ar
rived here on the steamship Denis
from Para. "The loss in Borne of
these districts has been as high as 80
per cent of the herds," said Mr. Hol
derness. ' 'Crops also suffered. "
2,600,000 Live in Chicago.
Chicago The 1916 edition of the
Chicago city directory will indicate a
population of 2,500,000. The Johnsons
10,000 of them lead numerically,
as they have for the last two years,
and are closely followed by the Ander
sons and the Smiths.
Pigeon Flies 2200 Miles.
Los Angeles "Ben Bolt," a carrier
pigeon, established a new long distance
flight when it arrived here Wednesday
from Norwalk, 0. The distance ap
proximates 2200 miles and was trav
eled in five days, nine hours, 31 min
utes and 10 seconds.
IN EAST ARE FIRED
Mysterious Destruction Occurs
in Three States.
BELIEF IS THATACTS WERE DELIBERATE
Big Glazing Mill of American Powder
Company Is Blown Up Despite '
Care of Armed Guards.
Acton, Mass. With a shock that
was'felt within a radius of 40 miles
the glazing mill of the American Pow
der company, which since the war has
been working up to its capacity blew
up early Sunday. So far as known
nobody was killed.
The actual money loss to the com
pany was not heavy, but it was stated
that work on large orders probably
would be held up for several weeks.
Property owners in the surrounding
towns, particularly in Maynard, were
heavy losers because of shattered win
dows. The mill had been closed down since
Saturday afternoon and the police ex
pressed the belief that the explosion
had been caused with intent to cripple
Armed guards have been stationed
about the workB for several weeks.
Plan to Wreck Train Fails.
Gary, Ind. An apparent attempt to
wreck a train carrying guncotton was
revealed Sunday, when it was found
that the plates holding two rails had
been removed, a short distance from
the Aetna Powder works. The train
was due to leave the works within a
few hours and was loaded with muni
tions of war bound east for shipment
to the war zone.
The police did not credit reports that
the alleged attempted derailing of
the train had any connection with the
murder of Rev. E. A. Kayser, five
days ago, but said the possibility of
such a connection would be investigat
ed. The murder of Kayser had been
declared to have been the result of his
Two Killed in Powder Mill.
Wilmington, Del. Two workmen
were instantly killed and considerable
damage was done to property by an
explosion of two black powder mills of
the Dupont Powder company in the
Upper Hagley yards, near here Sun
day. The cause of the explosion has not
been determined, but officials say it
probably was due to a spark or to grit.
Shrapnel Plant Is Fired.
Baltimore The plant of the E. J.
Todd company, machinists, at Canton,
a suburb, was damaged by fire of mys
terious origin Sunday. The company
recently obtained a sub-contract for
the manufacture of Bhrapnel casings
and the shops were being refitted for
It is feared that a considerable part
of the machinery was damaged.
Sunken United States Submarine
f-4 Raised at Honolulu Harbor
Honolulu, T. H. Submarine F-4,
which went to the bottom off the har
bor of Honolulu, March 25, 1916, dur
ing practice maneuvers, and carried
to their death Lieutenant Alfred L.
Ede and a crew of 21 men, was suc
cessfully raised Sunday and at 4
o'clock p. m. was towed to quarantine.
Although the F-4 has been brought
into the harbor, the wreck is still sub
merged to the depth of 6 feet and
probably will not be drydocked until
several days have elapsed. Nothing
has been divulged by naval officials re
garding conditions, if known, inside
The actual raising operation occu
pied two hours, the plans of the en
gineers working without a hitch. The
still submerged derelict was towed
slowly into the harbor, where all the
shipping, including the interned Ger
man gunboat Geier, half-masted their
Two Nightriders Confess.
Hartford, Ky. The long struggle of
the authorities with lawlessness in this
portion of Western Kentucky culminat
ed in the Ohio County Circuit court
here when more than three score per
sons were placed on trial for alleged
participation in nlght-rding outrages.
When court adjourned two men had
pleaded guilty, nine others were on
trial and 63 were awaiting a hearing.
The two men who threw themselves on
the mercy of the court were sentenced
to three years each in the penitentiary
for flogging a man and a woman.
Russians to Fast Three Days.
Petrograd, via London The Holy
Synod has prescribed a period of fast
ing of three days, beginning Septem
ber 8. The minister of the interior
has been requested to forbid entertain
ment and the playing of music through
out that time, although work is to con
tinuel as usual. September 8 1b the
day of the celebration of Russia's lib
eration from the invader, Tamerlane,
the Mongol leader who made his way
at the head of his men almost to Mos
cow in 1395, visiting unusual cruelties
upon the people.
War Grief Brings Suicide.
Spokane Augusta Holz, whose two
sons are fighting in the army of France,
committed suicide here Sunday. Mr.
and Mrs. Holz were natives of Ger
many. In early life they moved with
their children to France, where they
lived several years. When the old
people came to America the sons re
mained In Paris. Despondency over
the thought of her children in arms
against the fatherland is believed to
have prompted her suicide. I
DECRIES U.S. POLICY
Ex-President Declares America
Is Playing Ignoble Part
MANUFACTURE OF MUNITIONS UPHELD
Rich and Unarmed Nation Certain to
Invite Disaster Preparedness
Is Most Urgently Advised.
Plattsburg, N. Y. More than 3000
persons, inluding 1200 members of
the military intsruction camp, burt
into wild and prolonged applause here
Thursday when, in the courBe of an
address on military preparedness,
Theodore Roosevelt, former president
of the United States, snapped at them
"Don't applaud unless you feel a
burning sense of shame because the
United States has not stood up for Bel
gium." In his address Colonel Roosevelt
censured the administration for its
attitude in the European situation and
strongly urged preparedness for war.
"The surest way for a nation to in
vite disaster is to be rich, aggressive
Colonel Roosevelt, caught by the
camera In the midst of one of his en
ergetic denunciations of the peace-at-any-prlce
advocates during his west
and unarmed," the ex-president said.
In a statement made at the railway
station shorlty before leaving for New
York, Colonel Roosevelt defended his
criticism of the administration's course
in the present situation.
"I wish to make one comment on
the statement bo frequently made that
we must stand by the. President," he
Baid. "I heartily subscribe to this on
condition, and only on condition that it
is followed by the statement 'so long
as the President stands by the coun
Several times he digressed from his
"No man is fitted," he said once,
looking away from the printed page,
"to be the citizen of a free country
unless he is willing to defend that
Germany is condemned as "utterly
brutal and ruthless in its disregard of
international morality," and declared
that it would "be a base abandonment
of morality" for American manufac
turers of munitions to refuse to make
shipments "for the use of the armies
that are striving to restore Belgium to
its own people."
Munition makers who refused to
make such shipments should be put, he
said, on a "roll of dishonor." He
added that they Bhould be encouraged
so that we may be able to hold our
own when "the hour of peril comes to
us in our turn."
Germans Accuse French.
Berlin "A captured French offi
cer," says the Overseas News Agen
cy, "carried in his pocket an order
from Minister of War Millerand,
showing clearly that the French gov
ernment had pressed into army ser
vice German citizens, inhabitants of
"The order divided theBe into two
classes, and provided that those wil
ling to fight against Germany should
be protected against the death sen
tence for high treason in case of their
Steamer Rammed and Sunk,
Seattle The steamer Admiral Wat
son, Captain M. M. Jonsen, operated
by the Pacific Alaska Navigation com
pany between Seattle and Southeastern
Alaska ports, was rammed and sunk
while discharging cargo at her dock
here by the Pacific Coast Steamship
company's freighter Paraiso. By high
tide the Admiral Watson lay partly on
her side with a hole two feet wide and
ten feet long amidships. Only her bow
and pilot house remained out of the
water. The damage to the Watson is
estimated at $50,000.
French Money Declines.
New York French money was
worth less than Thursday in foreign
exchange markets, notwithstanding
the establishment here of a $20,000,
000 credit loan to the French govern
ment. The establishment of the loan
already had been discounted, and the
sum lent was too small a fraction of
the total amount due for American
supplies to bring about equilibrium.!
The rate on francs was quoted at S.8S.
Previously a dollar bought 6.82 francs. '
REAR ADMIRAL CAPERTON
Rear Admiral Caperton is in com
mand of the United States naval
forces that have occupied Port au
Prince and Cape Haitien, Haiti.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Portland Wheat Bluestem, 95c
bushel; fortyfold, 92c j club, 89c; red
Fife, 86c; red Russian, 84c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $24.6026.
Millfeed Spot prces: Bran, $26 ton;
shorts, $27; rolled barley, $2930.
Corn Whole, $38 ton; cracked, $39.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $14
16 ton; valley timothy, $12.5013;
alfalfa, $12.6013.60; cheat, $910;
oat and vetch, $1112.
Vegetables Cucumbers, Oregon, 15
20c; dozen; artichokes, 90c; toma
toes, 2560c box; cabbage, lc pound;
head lettuce, $1 crate; beans, 2J4c
pound; green corn, 1520c dozen;
garlic, 10121c pound; peppers, 4
6c; eggplant, 56c; pumpkins, ljc.
Pickling Onions, 1012Jc pound;
ground cherries, $1 box.
Green Fruits Cantaloupes, flats,
60c;. ponies, 90c $1.25; standards,
$1.101.50 crate; peaches, 80 50c
box; watermelons, 1 ljc pound;
plums, 50c$1.25 box; new apples,
Astrachans, 75c$l; Gravenstelns, $1
1. 60 box; pears, 75$1; grapes, $1
1.75 crate; huckleberries, 6 7c
pound; casabas, $1.752 dozen.
Potatoes New, 70 80c sack.
Onions 6075c sack.
Eggs Oregon ranch, buying prices :
No. lt 25c dozen; No, 2, 20c; No. 3,
17c. Jobbing price, No. 1, 27c.
Poultry Hens, 13 14c pound;
springs, 16 17c; turkeys, 18 19c;
ducks, 812c; geese, 89c.
Butter City creamery, cubes, ex
tras, 27c; firsts, 25c; seconds, 24c;
prints and cartons, extra; butterfat,
No. 1, 28c; second grade, 2c less;
country creamery cubes, 22J26.
Veal Fancy, 12J13c pound.
Pork Block, 9J10c pound.
Hops 1915 contrats, nominal, 12 J
14c; 1914 crop, 14; olds, 1213c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, medium, 25
28Jc; Eastern Oregon, fine, 1821Jc;
valley, 2630c; mohair, new clip, 30
Cascara Bark Old and new, 4c.
Cattle Choice steers, $6.60 7;
good, $6 6.25; medium, $5.75 6;
choice cows, $5.26(6)6.35; good, $5
6.26; medium, $4.605; heifers, $5
5.85; bulls, $4.505; stags, $5.50.
Hogs Light, $7.40 7.55; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $4.766; ewes,
$34.25; lambs, $4.756.35.
The cattle market started off briskly
this week at the opening and trading
was active, one packer taking over
half of the offerings, Bays the Portland
Live Stock Reporter. The quality of
the cattle offered was of a wide vari
ety, from strictly choice steers to the
poor and rough dairy Btock. The choice
stuff moved first, as usual, and the
early sales showed prices of $6.60 to
$6.75. The bulk' of steers sold at
$6.60 and $6.65, with several $6.75
sales and two sales at $7.
Six cows reached the $5.50 mark,
but practically all the choice carloads
brought 25c less. A few rough and
poor cows sold as low as $2.50 and
$3.50. There were no choice bulls
offered, but choice Btuff would bring
There was a rather light run of good
stuff offered in the swine division and
shippers held out for all their hogs
were worth. There were very few sales
made, but when trading commenced
there was no lull. ' A nearby packer
bought one load at $7.55 and a Puget
Sound buyer gave $7.60 for choice
hogs from Eastern Washington which
carried heavy diversion privileges.
Aside from these sales, most of the
sales were bringing $7.40, with about
half of the stuff disposed of.
Drop In Hides Is Expected.
Portland Dealers report the high
market to have developed a weak and
unsettled streak, and if present condi
tions continue there will probably be a
drop in quotations. The market on
hides is said to be off from a cent to a
cent and a half in the East. Dealers
here will attempt to retain their old
price schedule until the first of next
month, unless there should be a further
break in prices, when a change would
be necessitated. There is said to have
been a falling off in the European de
mand as well as in the domestic.
Pears Take Drop.
A drop in the price of pears has de
veloped on the market this week,
quotations for that fruit being aboout
25 cents a box lower. This is said to
be due to the large quantities of pears
which have been coming in. Quota
tions now range from 75 cents to $1.
Wool Market Steady.
The wool market is reported to be
quite steady now and what can be se
cured moves readily. Most of the wool
is now in the hands of the big dealers
in Boston and in the East.
The poultry and dressed meats mar
ket is steady along Front street, Port
land, and there is a good volume of
business, considering the time of year.
This is always an off season for those
commodities, but the conditions im
prove with the advance of the fall season.
RELEASE OF GERMAN
Yon Tirpitz Is Reported to Have
Ignored Kaiser's Orders.
BLAMED FOR DESTRUCTION OF ARABIC
Determined Attitude of Americans Is
Believed to Have Had Intended,
Effect On German Plans.
Washington, D. C. Admiral von
Tirpitz, Germany's sea lord, may be
relieved from office as a result of the
submarine concessions made to the
United States. This directing officer
of the German navy, the real father of
the submarine plan to destroy com
merce with England, irrespective of
the fate of innocent men, women and
children, still is fighting the proposal
of the Berlin government to respect
the rules of humanity and internation
al law upon the high seas.
There is a suggestion in diplomatic
circles in Washington that von Tirpitz
is really responsible for the sinking of
the Arabic. It is even said that when
directed to issue instructions to the
submarine commanders not to attack
passenger liners, save under the rec
ognized procedure, he failed to do so,
leaving these commanders to act under
the old instructions.
Of far greater moment at this junc
ture, however, is the prospect that von
Tirpitz will endeavor to induce Emper
or Wilhelm to stand behind his cam
paign and to refuse to make the con
cessions which the chancellor has
granted through Herr von Jagow, Ger
man foreign minister, and Count von
Bernstorff, the German ambassador in
In this connection, it is worthy of
notice that Count von Bernstorff is la
boring energetically to induce his
government to make a formal and
binding declaration to the United
States similar to the informal repre
sentations which have been made and
which are satisfactory, as far as they
go, to this government.
Count von Bernstorff has advised his
government of the determined attitude
of President Wilson and Secretary
Lansing and of the American people.
He has impressed upon Herr von Ja
gow the necessity of complying with
American demands and the reports
which have reached him and have been
sent to the State department by Am
bassador Gerard indicate that the re
ports of the ambassador have been
Four of General Pershing's Family
Perish in Burning Presidio Home
San Francisco Warren Pershing,
five-year-old son of Brigadier General
John J. Pershing, rescued early Satur
day from his burning home at the
Presidio of San Francisco, in which
his mother and three sisters, Mary
Margaret, Anna and Helen, were
suffocated and burned, awaited the
home-coming of his father.
General Persing, commanding troops
on the Mexican border, left El Paso
immediately when informed that his
wife and three of his four children
United States Senator Francis E.
Warren, father of Mrs. Pershing, will
come here from Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Warren, the only one left of the
General's family of five, is being
mothered by nurses at the Lettermann
general hospital at the Presidio. He
was taken there when he was picked
up unconscious on the floor of his bed
room by officers and men who crawled
through the burning house searching
for Mrs. Pershing and her four chil
dren. Warren revived quickly. The
others were dead when the rescuers
reached them, suffocated and their
headB, hands and feet burned.
Mrs. Walter O. Boswell, wife of
Lieutenant Boswell, Twenty-first In
fantry, and her maid, leaped from the
porch roof to the ground, after throw
ing Mrs. Boswell 's two children down
to officers and men, aroused by her
cries and the noise of crackling wood.
Britain Sends More Gold.
New York Nearly $20,000,000 in
gold and securities worth $25,000,000,
the second largest shipment sent from
London to strengthen British credit in
this country, arrived Sunday on a spe
cial train of seven steel cars, guarded
by 38 armed men. The shipment came
direct by rail from Halifax, N. S., to
which port it was conveyed by a Brit
ish warship convoyed by smaller craft.
On the way to New York the train was
preceded by a pilot engine and car. The
gold and securities were consigned to
J. P. Morgan & Co.
Dynamite Thought Aboard.
San Francisco J. O. Davis, collec
tor of customs,, notified customs au
thorities Thursday at Seattle, Tacoma
and Everett, Wash., to examine the
cargo of the lumber schooner Wasp,
which sailed for the north, to deter
mine if the vessel has aboard a cargo
of dynamite which was not put in her
manifest. Nearly 100 tons of dyna
mite was found on an unguarded, un
listed barge in the bay by coast guard
officials, but disappeared when they
returned to it after a vain search for
China Buying Submarines.
New York It was rumored here
that the Chinese naval commission re
cently sent to this country were ne
gotiating for the purchase of 100 sub
marines, to cost $76,000,000. It was
reported that Charles M. Schwab, pres
ident of the Bethlehem Steel corpora
tion, had been authorized by the Chi
nese government to place orders with
American submarine builders and
given charge of the manufacturirg end
of China's vast naval program.
OREGON STATE NEWS
Many Donations Being Made to
Aid Work of Oregon University
University of Oregon, Eugene The
University library has received as a
gift from Mrs. Clara B. Colby, of
Washington, D. C, a shipment of
ninety-five books and a number of
pamphlets. The gift includes publica
tions of the woman movement, tem
perance and other reform movements,
biography, history, travel, poetry and
miscellaneous literature. One item of
special importance is 16 volumes of
the "Woman's Tribune," published in
Washington, D. C.
Another donation to the University
has been received by the department
of Journalism from Mrs. Davenport,
mother of Homer Davenport, who was
an Oregon boy and was raised at Sil
verton. Mrs. Davenport desired to
have preserved in the rooms of the de
partment one of the few remaining
originals she had of Homer's cartoons,
and she seoleted his "World-wide
Struggle for Money." She had this
framed and sent it to the department
by express from her present home in
The department of Journalism is also
in receipt of several small donations of
printing materials in addition to the
complete old-faahioned newspaper
plant entrusted to the department by
Hon. H. R. Kincaid, for nearly forty
years editor of the Oregon State Jour
nal. In the last year small gifts of vari
ous kinds have been made the Univer
sity in considerable numbers.
Study Course Changed.
Salem Superintendent of Public In
struction Churchill has announced a
new course of study for high schools.
Mr. Churchill said that in country high
schools it often was necessary for
teachers to give instruction in subjects
for which they had made no special
preparation, and for them a definite
outline of the work is of much value.
Much freedom of the choice of sub
jects is given in the larger high
schools, so students may not be re
quired to take subjects in which they
are little interested, and for which
they have no particular aptitude.
The minimum requirement for grad
uation is 15 units of high school work
with recitation periods of 40 minutes
in length, but pupils are urged to com
plete the course by taking four sub
jects each year for four years, thereby
earning 16 units.
The course of study permits pupils
to earn from one to three units for
graduation in either vocal or instru
mental music taken outside of the
school, provided the work is given by
a competent teacher and the pupil
spends at least 80 minutes daily in
practice or instruction.
There is also a new course required
to be given in all high schools, upon
the completion of which a student will
be permitted to enter a teachers' ex
amination. This course is made necessary on
account of a law which became opera-
tive on September 1, requiring all per
sons who have not had at least six
months of successful teaching exper
ience to complete an elementary tefch
ers' training courBe before they are
permitted to enter an examination for
a teachers' certificate. The elemen
tary teachers' training course is in ad
dition to the teachers' training course
which has heretofore been given in
many of the larger high schools.
Pilgrim Leaves $50,000.
Roseburg in the death of George
A. Smith at his camp near Los An
geles a few days ago, Douglas county
has lost probably its most eccentric
character and one of its pioneer and
prosperous farmers. He was on his
way to visit a daughter when he died.
The body of Mr. Smith was found be
side his burro and goat, his two com
panions for the last three years. He
believed that by living like some of
the Bible characters he would reach
the age of 100 years. He is thought
to have left an estate of $50,000, in
cluding his Camas valley ranch.
$19,000 Spent on Streets.
Dallas Spending more than $19,000
in the construction of macadam pave
ment in the course of the summer, the
Dallas City council has carried out the
program outlined by Mayor E. C.
Kirkpatrick in his inaugural message.
Practically every street in Dallas is
now either paved with hard surface or
macadam. Mr. Kirkpatrick took the
stand that the hard times the people
were now facing in this section offered
the city its best opportunity to con
struct needed improvements, thus pro
viding labor for unemployed men.
Pears for South America.
Hood River Wilmer Sieg, sales
manager for the Apple Growers' asso
ciation, announces the sale of five car
loads of An jou pears at $2.25 f. o. b.
Hood River. "This sale was made
several days ago," says Mr. Sieg, "but
as yet we have made no deliveries.
We prefer to ship the fruit after al
lowing it to become well matured."
The pears, which will probably start
rolling next week, will be shipped to
South America. "The association,"
says Mr. Sieg, has booked its first or
der for a carload of Gravensteins.
Extension Officer Resigns.
Paul M. Collins, secretary of Ex
tension at the Oregon Agricultural
college, has resigned to accept the su
perintendency of the city schools of
Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Mr. Collins'
labor for the advancement of agricul
tural interests in Oregon has been
highly efficient and his retirement
from extension work will be regretted
by the college and by the citizens of
the state, many of whom have bene
fitted by his extension work.
Clothesline Loot Found.
Cottage Grove Much of the cloth
ing taken by clothes line thieves dur
ing several months past has been found
in a clump of bushes two miles south
of the city. The articles stolen last
week from the Orville Spear home
were found in an empty building on
Sixth street. The clothing stolen
from Mrs. Mary Smith was found on
the river bank near the home.