The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, September 17, 1915, Image 4

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Brief Resume of General News
from Ail Around the Earth.
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Lloyd-George says British workmen
are not yet doing their best.
Berlin declines to grant indemnity
for lives of Americans lost on the
Arabic, but offers to arbitrate.
A wealthy New York widow was
murdered In her own home and robbed
of about $10,000 in cash and jewels.
Raiding Zeppelins reached the hotel
district in the heart of London, killing
20 and doing much damage with
The bodies of thirteen men taken
from the hull of the wrecked sub
marine F-4 are on their way to San
Francisco on thejsteamer Supply.
Official circles in Washington be
lieve that diplomatic relations with
Germany will be severed without no
tice upon any further Invasion of the
rights of American citizenB.
One enlisted man was killed and two
injured In an explosion on the de
stroyer Decatur at the Cavite navy
yard, Philippine Islands, according to
a cabled report to the Navy depart
ment. At a meeting of the Women's Home
stead association at Boston Mrs.
Charlotte Smith, the president, de
manded a law requiring that girl sten
ographers be kept in wire cages while
at work.
General Friedrlch von Bernhardt has
been assigned to a field command at
his own request by Emperor William,
and is now at the front. He is one of
the best-known military writers of
A prize Berkshire hog raised by the
Delaware College experimental farm,
Newark, Del., known officially as Duke
of Sussex Sixth, was sold for 1000 in
cash the world's record price for a
registered porker to C. H. Carter, of
Westchester, Pa.
An Amsterdam dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph company says: "A
Zeppelin which left Brussels in the
direction of Antwerp lost a propeller
over Stockem, and later fell and was
entirely destroyed by an explosion.
JThe members of the crew were killed."
Ambassador Penfield, at Vienna,
has been Instructed by cable to inform
the Austro-Hungarian government that
Dr. Constantin Dumba no longer is
acceptable as envoy to the United
States and to ask for his recall. Am
bassador Penfield was instructed that
Mr. Dumba has admitted that he pro
posed to his government plans to Insti
gate strikes in American manufactur
ing plants engaged in the production
of munitions of war. The informa
tion reached this government through
a copy of a letter of the ambassador to
his government. The bearer was an
American citizen named Archibald,
who was traveling under an American
passport. The ambassador has admit
ted that he employed Archibald to bear
official dispatches to his government.
A dividend from Coeur d'Alene
mines amounting to $6,699,879 has
been declared.
Judge Willis S. Knowles, of Rhode
Island, is shot from ambush in his
home in that state.
Italy has declared cotton contraband
of war, a Rome dispatch to the Havas
News Agency announces.
, An earthquake in Central America
has detroyed Jutiapa. The city had a
population of about 12,000.
Three jailbreakers at Pendleton,
Ore, were captured by the Bheriff,
who was Boon on their trail.
A British squadron bombarded all
the positions along the Belgian coast
as far as Ostend Wednesday.
Rear Admiral William F. Fullam,
superintendent of the Naval Academy
at Annapolis, has been removed.
An unskilled laborer with a family
of five, living in New York City, can
not maintain for his family a standard
of living consistent with American
ideas on a wage of less than $840 a
year, according to a report of the bu
reau of standards of the board of es
Hundreds are in peril by floods in
Kansas because of torrential rains,
Many persons have taken refuge in
trees and on housetops.
Major General Goethals, builder of
the Panama canal, and who la visiting
Pacific Coast cities, was elaborately
entertained by the Panama-Pacific off
A dispatch from Berlin sayB: "The
autumn floods already have started all
along the Eastern front. The rivers
everywhere are overflowing their
banks and the German advance has
been checked."
General Funs ton has taken control
of the border line in the entire Rio
Grande country because of the raids
made there by the Mexican brigands.
M. Dumba, the Austro-Hungarian
ambassador in this country, has admit
ted inciting strikes in munitions plants
and his conduct has caused anxiety
among diplomats both here and abroad,
Wm. M. Johnston, a San Francisco
vouth. has won the national tennis
championship from Maurice E. Mc
Louirhlin. also of the same city. The
tournament was held at Forest Hills,
New York The present plan of the
joint Anglo-French financial commis
sion, it was reported Tuesday night is
to borrow $1,000,000,000 in the United
States on straight British and French
government bonds without any col
lateral whatever.
If this vast sum of money is ob
tained, it was said, it is to be spent to
the last cent in the United States in
payment for cotton, wheat and meat
and many commodity shipments, in
cluding munitions of war. It will,
therefore, in the opinion of financial
authorities, be classed as a commercial
Whether the neutrality of the Unit
ed States would be questioned in case
the bankers financing the mammoth
loan should accept straight British and
French government notes as their se
curity has been given serious consider
ation. It was said that the financiers
familiar with the plan had every rea
son to believe that the Washington ad
ministration would not interfere.
The foregoing was the unanimous
opinion of many of the scores of prom-
nent bankers from New York and
the chief cities of the country, who
have visited the commission at its
headquarters here during the three
days of its stay in this city. As to its
correctness, the members of the com
mission declined positively to com
ment. All that'the commission cared
to publish as authoritative was voiced
by Lord Reading, its chairman, who
received newspapermen for the first
"We are not in a position to make a
statement at the present time," Lord
Reading said, "because we are study
ing the conditions in New York and
elsewhere in relation to American ex
change on London and Paris. We have
received a considerable number of per
sons, prominent bankers and other
gentlemen who are Interested in the
stability of exchange.
The one thing that is striking
about it is that everybody is agreed, as
one would expect, in the great import
ance to be attributed to regulating the
exchange so as to provide more stable
conditions than has been the case re
cently. The sudden and considerable drop
in the exchange naturally disturbs and
must disturb commercial relations be
tween the countries the United
States and Great Britain and France
inasmuch as it makes it so difficult to
see ahead what the rate of exchange
will be, and moreover, because natur
ally it makes such a material differ
ence in the prices to be received by
the American and the prices to be paid
by the Englishman and Frenchman."
Canada to Make Big Guns.
tittawa, Ont. Canada is to take up
the manufacture of field guns and
howitzers for the British government,
it was announced here. This was de
cided on at a meeting of prominent
statesmen and bankers with General
Sir Samuel Hughes, minister of mili
tia, and General Mahan, of the British
war office. No artillery ever has been
made in Canada, but a committee was
appointed to organize factories to
handle the business. The manner in
which Canada has rilled orders for
shells led to the proposal that artillery
be fabricated here.
Belgian Relief Ship Sunk.
London A dispatch to Router's Tel
egram company from Muiden, Holland
says: Ihe steamer Pomona reports
that at 10 o clock Tuesday morning it
witnessed the sinking of a British
steamer which was flying the signals
of the Belgian relief committee. Ten
of the crew of the steamer were res
cued by steam trawlers."
The staff of Herbert -C. Hoover,
chairman of the American Belgian re
lief commission, is investigating the
report, but has not been able as yet to
confirm it.
Russian Attack "Serious."
Berlin Leonard Adelt, the war cor
respondent of the Tageblatt, with the
Austrian headquarters, in a dispatch
reports that the Russian resistance on
the Sereth river has assumed a most
serious aspect and indicates that the
new commander has been ordered to
hold the remaining Russian positions
in Galicia. The Russians, the corre
spondent says, are resorting to counter
attacks, which are giving General
Count von Bethmer's army much hard
work on both flanks on the upper and
lower Sereth river.
Roumania Is Mobilizing.
Athens It is reported in diplomatic
circles here that there has been a
heavy mobilization of Roumanian
troops, including several regiments of
cavalry, to face an unexpected concen
tration of Austrians, which is directed
presumably against Roumania. Rai
road traffic in Northwestern Roumania
is declared to have been suspended
favor of troop movements. All horses
have been requisitioned. The Becond
series of reserves are now with the
Turkish Town Is Aflame.
London The town of Phooaea, Asia
Minor, 25 miles northwest of Smyrna,
is reported to be in flames. A Renter
dispatch from Athens Bays it is in
ferred that the Turks are destroying
coast towns and retiring into the in
terior in expectation of the fall of the
Dr. Dumba Packing Goods.
Lenox, Mass. The ambassador Of
Austria-Hungary, Dr. Constantin Theo-
dor Dumba, whose recall was request
ed by President Wilson, is preparing
to leave his summer home here within
o short time.
Snow Falls in Montana.
Trenton, N. D. Snow from two to
six inches in depth has fallen in North
Dakota and Eastern Montana, much of
it melting as it fell through the night,
Most of the grain in this region still is
Heat Kills Six In Ohio.
Cleveland, O. Four persons were
prostrated and the death of six chil
dren was attributed to heat Tuesday,
The temperature was at 97 degrees.
German Minister at Washington
Will Clean House.
Act of Embassy Believed Will Show
Genuine Desire of Teutons for
Friendship of Uncle Sam.
Washington, D. C. These highly
important developments took piace
Monday in connection with the events
consequent upon the revelations in the
Dumba case:
Count von Bernstorff, the German
ambassador, will call on Secretary
Lansing and will intimate that Cap
tain Franz von Papen, German mili
tary attache, will be sent home, if a
safe conduct for him can be obtained
from the British government.
Ambassador Penfield has cabled his
personal impression that Austria
Hungary will comply with the Ameri
can request for the recall of Dr. Dum-
leaving her interests here in
charge of the counsellor of the em
bassy. Count von Bernstorff will explain
the exact connection of Captain von
Papen with the Dumba strike plans.
There is no question that the ambassa
dor feels that members of his staff
should have no connection with strikes
or the creation of disorders in indus
trial factories. He does hold, how
ever, that Germany, as well as Austria-Hungary,
has the right to warn
her subjects that employment in fac
tories making munitions for the allies
a crime against the laws of their
country and that if they should return
home they will be punished.
Germany, it is pointed out in Ger
man circles, had the right to call home
all reservists in ' the United States.
She was unable to exercise this right
because of the British command of the
sea and they have been forced to re
main in this country. The right to
tell these men that they must not work
for the allies the German ambassador
holds to be as sound as the right to tell
them to return to fight.
However, it is apparent that the
ambassador has no intention to make
an issue in respect to Captain von Pa
pen. If this government will obtain
a safe conduct for the officer he will
be ordered to Beriln. Such action
would obviate a demand for his recall,
It would do more. It would show con
clusively the desire of Germany to re
main in friendly relations with this
country. It would also mean that the
Dumba incident with Austria-Hungary
will, in the end, be adjusted satisfac
torily to the United States.
Washington Administration Thought
Will Yield to Carranza's Views
Washington, D. C. General Car
ranza's counter proposal to the Pan-
American diplomats for a conference
with him over international phases of
the Mexican problem probably will be
approved, according to opinion ex
pressed here by officials in touch with
the administration.
Although Carranza refused to yield
to the appeal of Secretary Lansing and
representatives of six Latin-American
republics that he join his adversaries
in a peace conference, it was pointed
out here that military conditions in
Mexico had undergone marked changes
in the last few weeks, and in some
quarters it was contended that Car-
ranzsa s claims for recognition were
entitled to investigaiton.
Since the Pan-American appeal was
issued, Carranza's armies have pressed
pacification of territory in Central and
Northern Mexico, while some reports
to the State department have declared
that General Villa's forces are disin
tegrating. From authoritative
sources advices have reached Washing
ton that it would be difficult to con
duct a convention to select a provis
ional government in Mexico without
the participation of Carranza and his
military commanders, who assert now
that they control nearly all Mexican
Russians Score Victory.
Petrograd, via London Near Tarno
pol the Russians have defeated the
Third German division, the Forty-fifth
Reserve division and an Austrain bri
gade. Eight thousand prisoners and
30 guns, besides many machine guns,
were captured, according to an official
statements issued at the war office,
Further south, near Trembowla, about
2500 Teutons, three guns and 12 ma
chine guns were captured.
Near Voriatyntze more than 1000
Austrians and several machine guns
were captured.
Liner Offered Japanese.
Honolulu, T. H. Sioohiro Asano,
president of the Toyo Risen Kaisha,
who arrived here Saturday on his way
home to Japan, announced that the
Atlantic Transport company had offered
to sell him the liner China, one of the
first vessels recently bought by the At
lantic Transport company from the
Pacific Mail company. Mr. Asano said
that if the deal went through he would
keep the China on the trans-Pacific
run. The China is a vessel of 6060
gross tons register, is a single-Bcrew
steel vessel and was built in 1889.
Everett,, Wash,, Runnaway'i Goal.
Chicago Richard Alpine, 15 years
old, Pittsburg, an orphan, walked into
the detective bureau Monday and asked
Lieutenant Benjamin Enright to help
him reach Everett, Wash. "I lived
with an aunt in Pittsburg," he said,
"but she abused me so I ran away. I
am going to Everett to live with an
other aunt. My parents died several
years ago." Lieutenant Enright sent
the boy to the Juvenile Home and will
Anti-Fire Fight Begun.
Salem In an effort to curtail fire
losses Harvey Wells, state insurance
commissioner, has issued a bulletin
giving the various origins of fire and
means of prevention.
Mr. Wells urgesthat the way to ob
tain cheap insurance is to stop the
enormous fire losses. Now the non
burning, careful business man, he
says, pays for the careless, indifferent,
reckless builder and occupant. He de
clares :
"The fire loss in Oregon, most of
which may be termed 'fire waste,' is
greater in proportion to the population
than in most states. In 1914 the
value of property destroyed is esti
mated at more than $4,000,000, and
the insurance companies paid $2,736,
000 of that amount."
The commissioner insists that the
state should enact a fire marshal law,
and that there should be fire-prevention
associations in all communities.
The duties of these organizations, he
says, should be to create sentiment for
solid buildings, clean premises, fire
prevention laws, and ordinances gov
erning flues, electric wiring, etc.
We have our efficient fire depart
ments in the cities to attack fires,"
continues the bulletin. "Now, after
we have built and organized these de
partments to their maximum strength
and efficiency, what is our next step
n combatting the immense fire waste?
Why should we not have a department
known as 'Fire Preventers 7
Mr. Wells estimates that $2,000,000
of property is destroyed and 600 lives
lost yearly through the careless use of
matches. Rubbish and ashes are giv
en as other cuases of fires. Careful
use of matches, kerosene, the cleaning
of cellars, closets and attics are urged
as means of fire prevention.
The bulletin is filled with useful in
formation regarding the preventing
and extinguishing of fires, and Mr.
Wells will give it as wide distribution
as possible.
insurance Balance Is Big.
Salem Balance on hand in the State
industrial Accident commission is
$365,186.89, according to a report of
the commission. Of this amount $210,'
168.19 has been set aside for the pay
ment of pensions.
Receipts Bince the pension feature
of the workmen's compensation act
became operative, July 1, 1914, are as
follows: Contributed by the state,
$90,345.22; employers' contributions,
$51,507.18, and contributed by work
men, $89,098.35.
Disbursements were as follows
Balance in reserve to guarantee pen
sions, $210,168.19; compensation for
time lost, $151,847.94; first aid to
injured workmen, $84,299.44; pen
sions paid, $10,132.09, and adminis
trative expense, $78,484.39
There was a deficit of $18,441.54 for
July this year because of an exemp
tion of fees. The commission still has
a good working balance and it is prob
able that exemptions will be granted
for at least another month.
Coyote Attacks Hunter.
Hood River Al Cruikshank, a mem
ber of the Hood River County Game
Protective assoication, while hunting
in the Post Canyon region, west of
this city, was attacked by a wounded
coyote. As the animal leaped from
its bed, Mr. Cruikshank fired.
Maddened by the pain, the coyote
turned on the hunter, who had to wield
his gun to ward of its attack, directed
at Mr. Cruikshank's throat. A well
aimed blow knocked it to the earth.
Mr. Cruikshank then jumped on the
fallen beast, killing it with his gun-
stock. The coyote weighed 40 pounds,
Klamath Logging Probed.
Klamath Falls Representatives N,
. Sinnott, of the Third Oregon dis
trict, arrived here Wednesday on his
second official tour of this district this
Mr. Sinnott visited the Williamson
river district with the idea of later
possibly taking some steps looking to
the reopening of the river to logging
operations. The river was closed two
or three years ago to logging in order
that it might be preserved for fishing,
Mr. Sinnott continued his trip south
ward, visiting Merrill, Malin and the
Tule Lake section.
River Activity Is Great.
Hood River With three boat lines
now seeking local business, the great
est activity ever displayed on the local
water front is now in evidence. Apple
growers are shipping large blocks of
fruit to Portland by boat lines, and
shipments of bags are being made
weekly. The Dalles-Columbia line,
operating the steamer State of Wash
ington, is constructnig a macadamized
road this week from the terminus of a
city street on the east side of Hood
River to its dock several hundred rods
up the Columbia.
Soudan Grass Good Forage Crop
Gaston The new forage crop, Sou
dan grass, is a success in Washington
county. W. K. Newell and V. S
Abraham have experimented with it
on their farms near Gaston, this sum
mer, and pronounce it valuable. Two
crops of hay can be harvested in the
Willamette valley, and the cattle eat
it greedily. Mr. Newell's was a fine,
luxuriant growth eight feet tall, and
he harvested about six tons to the acre,
He has just cut his crop for seed and
will plant the grass much more exten
sively next year for his Holstein herd,
Marion Supervisors Named.
Salem The Marion county board of
education has elected J. W. L. Smith
and J. E. Druillette supervisors for
the coming year. Mr. Smith was su
pervisor for the north end of the
county last year, and will be assigned
to the south end for the coming year.
Mr. Druillette was principal of the
Bunker Hill school at Marshfield last
& if if:
This photograph, taken at an aero base in northern France, shows a number of celebrities in the French sport
ing world who are serving their country as army aviators. The second man from the left Is Georges Carpentler,
the famouB boxer, and the third Is Somes, French champion cyclist, who had brought down a German aviator Just
before the picture was taken.
A picturesque scene which was
Mohammedans, principally British
each worshiper with his face to the
Group of French infantrymen In the trenches equipped with respirators
and goggles as protection against the poisonous gases used by the Germans.
trench suuitaiy officers inspecting
an unbroken line ot dead soldiers who
Great Russian Novelist Held Firmly
to Belief In the Wisdom ef
the Simple.
Tolstoy, the great Russian novelist,
spent his whole life In close commun
ion with the peasants and was per
suadsd that all the wisdom he might
have attained concerning life, Us true
meaning and Its true aim, was due but
to this (act
He knew the peasant soul; he spoke
witnesed at the mosque at Woking, near London, when a large number ot
Indian troops, assembled for prayer. The picture shows the "prostration,"
a captured Uermau trench iu WQicfl is
were killed as they (ought.
and he wrote, especially in his re
ligious and moral works, the language
of the peasants.
He always says, speaking of truth,
that he means "the simple peasant
truth;" he considers the work ot the
peasant the only dignified labor and
he never ceased to Investigate the
simple thoughts and the clear Judg
ments of the true workers, the peas
ants. At the very end of his life, when
he left his home he walked with his
daughter through a village and said
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Discipline in the British military
camps at Alexandria, Egypt, is very
strict and those soldiers who have
committed petty infringements are
confined in a compound surrounded
by barbed wire. Some of these of
fenders are here shown leaving the
compound for their daily tasks.
Circus Employee Breathes by Means
of Tube as Result of Swollen
Pocatello, Idaho. George Horner,
who is employed by the Campbell
Carnival company as a snake charmer,
went out Into the hills near here with
a companion, and captured eight rat
tlesnakes. Horner wanted to extract the fangs
of the reptiles, and had succeeded by
using his teeth on the first few, when
a particularly squirmy one bit him on
the Hp and tongue. As a consequence
he is considering himself lucky to be
breathing, even by means of a tube
put through a hole in his windpipe.
As soon as he was bitten, Horner
was taken to Dr. A. F. Newton. The
doctor administered antidotes and la
bored with the man for three hours.
Horner's tongue became so swollen
that he could not breathe and Doctor
Newton found It necessary to cut a
hole in the man's windpipe.
Indian Spear found.
Eugene, Ore. An Indian spear, es
timated to be from fifty to one hun
dred years old, was found recently
by forest service guards on the Mc
Kenzle river, 60 miles east of here.
The shaft is of cedar and in a good
state of preservation. The shaft is
about twelve feet long, and has a Up
of flint.
to her: 1 don't yet know our peas
ants. I will take a stick and wander
from door to door, knocking at each
house. Then perhaps, listening to the
answers they will give me, I will pener
trate Into their true minds."
"Have you made any progress to
ward the betterment of municipal
art?" . "We've made some progress
with reference to statuary. All the
wooden Indians have disappeared
from in front of the cigar store."
N. Y.
the hottest day of the year.
communicate with his aunt in Everett.