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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1915)
VOICE 2500 MILES
Radio Phone Proven Success by
U. S. Navy Department
FIRST EXPERIMENT SPANS CONTINENT
Conversation Is Carried On Between
Washington, D, C, and Naval
Station at Mare Island.
Washington, D. C. Wireless tele
phone communication across the conti
nent was accomplished for the first
time Thursday, when experiments ex
tending; over several months culmi
nated in successful transmissions of
the human voice by radio from the
great naval plant at Arlington, Va.,
to the station at Mare Island, Cal.,
2500 miles away.
The experiments were conducted un
der direction of Captain Bullard, chief
of the navy's radio service, in co-oper
ation with the American Telephone &
Telegraph company and ihe Weetern
Secretary Daniels, in announcing
the report, predicted that further de
velopment of wireless telephony would
make great changes in long distance
communication both for military and
navy service and commercial usage.
Successful operation of a device for
automatically transferring to the radio
telephone conversations originating on
metallic circuits also was accomplished
in the tests. President Vail and other
officials of the American Telephone &
Telegraph company at New York
talked easily with the Mare Island
station over an ordinary metallic line
to Arlington and thence by radio
across the continent.
"The fact that the voices can be
started on a land wire and automatical
ly transmitted to a voice radio-trans
mitter," said Secretary Daniels,
"holds out hope that persons inland
readily could be put in touch by tele
phone with others at sea through some
central transmitting station."
The Navy department's formal an
nouncement in part f ollowes :
"Secretary Daniels is pleased to
announce the successful outcome of ex
periments which have been carried on
for the last few months by the Amer
ican Telephone & Telegraph company
and Western Electric company in co
operation with the radio stations under
the jurisdiction of the Navy depart
ment, by which long-distance wireless
telephony has been made possible.
lottery, (mt Dies Natural
Death in San Francisco
San Francisco Persons in all walks
of life had their last chance Thursday
to participate in the $20,000 capital
prize In San Francisco lotteries.
There was no formal order sent out
by tho police. It was tacitly under
stood by the seven lottery companies,
as the result of an order in council
Issued by the Police commission, that
"the game" was off at least for a
The police judge fined a negro whom
a patrolman arrested with lottery tick
ets in his possession. The prisoner
said he would have to beg or steal now
that his occupation of selling lottery
tickets was taken from him. It was
admitted that the ousting of the lot
terles will cut off in fines accruing to
the city treasury thousands of dollars
It is also asserted that the death of
the game would throw upon the city
4000 indigents, men and women who
have been selling tickets. Some were
sent to the lottery companies by char
itable associations, it was said. One
lottery representative said: "I can
only say that we will not hold a draw
ing next week. I can't yet see beyond
Order la In Difficulties.
San Francisco The California Grand
Lodge of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen is experiencing financial
difficulties, according to a report made
under the direction of State Insurance
Commissioner Phelps. The main difll
culty seems to be a deficiency in the
reserve funds. This was explained by
A. H. McKeown, grand receiver, who
said men more than 64 years old had
not paid enough into the fund to carry
them after that age. They will now
have to make this good, he said, or it
will be deducted from their benefits.
War Prisoners In Need.
San Francisco A statement that
200,000 German prioners of war are in
Siberia was contained in a cablegram
asking relief received here Sunday by
George Y. Volkmann, member of
grocery Jobbing firm. The message
was from the relief committee at Tien
Tain. It read:
"niDllsn widely, German press,
200,000 war prisoners, Siberia; abso
lutely no blankets, no coats. Urgent
need, ship direct American Consul,
Vladivostok, special representative de
partment of state.
Sailor Rules Schooner,
San Francisco S. P. Ware, one of
the crew of the American schooner Se
home, which arrived here Thursday
from Sydney, Ausrtalia, was turned
over to the police by John Kilts, the
ship's captain, who alleged Ware laid
out the captain and crew with a be
laying pin off Apia, American Samoa,
and took command of the vessel for 24
hours. Captain Kilti said he escaped
obtained a revolver and regained his
Hill Lands to Both Sides.
St. Paul Beside participating In
the credit to Great Britain and France,
local banking interest controlled by
James J. Hill will subscribe to the
third German loan being offered in this
LAND PRODUCTS EXHIBIT
PREMIUM LIST IS LARGE
P Portland All prizes to be awarded
in the land products section of the Sec
ond Annual Manufacturers' & Land
Products Show have been announced
by the chairman of this section of the
fall exposition at the Armory. Pre
mium lists will be printed at once and
mailed broadcast over the Northwest.
The show opens October 25 and closes
On of the feature of the awards
thl "ear will be 1200 In cash end a
gold medal to the beet county exhibit.
Th exhibit nwarded econd prize will
receive a silver medal and 1100 in
cash. The beet exhlbltn from each
county will receive from 50 to 1100 In
caeh. The are th feature of olu
Thre farm publications, the North-
wot Panlfln Farmer. Ftu t and Pro
duce Marketer and the Oregon Farmer,
will glv on year aunacription lo tne
winner of prize In the land division
at th exposition.
Commencing witn ciaaa iwo omer
feature of th 1915 premium llt ar
Hut trdlrMml furm exhibit Oold medal
nd ipeclel price ofrnred bj the Coait Cul
Tirt h Flume compinr of S90 cali or an
Armro" jooo Diiatiai grain did or an "Arm
d" TM) fallon wafer tank.
BtMod beat ludtvldunl fnrm eihlblt Sil
ver medal and a amiclal prize offered by tne
Ooaat Culvert & Flume company of 2t caao
u "Ajuoo" metal water iroUKQ.
irttatte apple dlinlay Klrat. a-old medal
end $100; leeoud, allrer niedul end &0.
w Doxee jonamBn fiin.inr
10 boiea Home Banuty nil 'lO
10 boana Hiiltienbum nO.OI)
10 buiel Wlneanu tlll.llO
10 bozee Tellow Newtown . . 110,00
To earh f tret prlxa winner In Cln
Oharlee It. Mlly rompany offera a 60 pound
druin of soluble aulnhur aprey,
. SB .oil
I boxes Halflwlu
6 boxes lleltcloua
8 boxes (IrliuHS
8 boxes Jonathan
8 boxes Ortley
8 boxes Yellow Newtown ..
H boxes lied Cheek 1'lupln.
8 boxes Kouie lleauly 2MI0
B boxee NpuxenDurg .oo
B boxes Htsruian 2o.no
R boiea Wam'ner 25.00
6 boxea White l'earmaln .... 25 00
6 boxes Wloeaop 25 (H)
6 boxes llauans 25.00
I half-boxes Clnlrgeeu $ 5.00
I half-boxea Aiijcu 6. ml
1 balf-lKixea IIuk 6.ini
3 half boxes ('.null's 6.00
3 half boxes Ileurre Knater., 6.00
3 belf-boxea Vi Inter Nulla .. 6.00
Ontona Flrat. Second.
Collection or names varieties,
10 ponoda eui-n $inon $ Boa
80 lbs. Yellow Olol'a Pnnvci-s 10.00 6.00
rotatoes Flrl. Secnnd.
80 lbs. nurtiank $ 6.IMI $ ,H.no
80 lha. American Wonder.... 5. IK) 8.00
m lha. ICurly ltoae 6.il B.OO
80 lha. F.arly Oblo 6 HO O.IK)
81) lbs. Uncle Bum 6.00 8.00
80 Iba. (larnct I'lillll B.IHI 8 (H)
HI) Ilia. Iliuiilrril Kohl 6 no B on
80 lha. Netted (loin 6 .00 8.(M)
BO lha. l'rlile of MultmilUHh. . 6 ia) 8.00
BO lha. (to be named hilcr) 6.00 B.oo
100 Ihe. Early Uoae eiiet'lrtl nrlie by Coast
Cnlrert A Klnine cotniaoy. $25 ciiali or an
"Armro" nielal water lrourh.
loo Iba. I'rlde of Multnomah Suaclal prise
by the I'ortlaud Heed comniiny.
Threahed gratne Siec!til prlie by Ihe Oolden
Rod alllllug oouipauy of can ol saeorted
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Artificial Qat for Twin Falls.
Twin Falls, Ida. Application has
been made by James McMillan for a
franchise to install a gas heating,
lighting and power system in Twin
Falls. The terms of the application
state that the Installation of the sys
tem will begin on or before June 1
1916, and will be in operation within
three years of that date.
The franchise asked for is not an ex-
elusive one and does not prevent the
city from constructing and operating a
municipal gas system in competition.
Wapato Fire Lost $2500.
Wapato, Wash. Fire at 7:30 Thurs
day morning completely gutted the
restaurant and rooming house owned by
William Degenhart. The building was
undergoing repairs preparatory to be
ing occupied by Mrs. Eva Kiefer. One
of the help had lighted a fire in the
kitchen range and gone outside. The
fire was held under control and the
meat market, also owned by Mr. Deg
enhart, which stood within 15 feet of
the restaurant building, was not dam
aged. The lost it estimated at 12600,
with Inturance of $1200.
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LARGEST IRRIGATION DAM
IN WORLD IS DEDICATED
The United States Reclamation serv
ice has just completed its investment
of $12,000,000 in the Arrowrock dam
and the Boise Irrigation project in
Idaho. As a result 234,000 acres of
sagebrush desert in the vicinity of
Boise, Nampa and Caldwell is to be
watered and brought under cultivation.
The soil and climate are well adapted
to the production of fruit, grasses and
grains. The 112,000,000 will be re
turned to the government by the set
tlers in 20 annual payments for water
Here the government problem was
to impound the flood water of the Boise
river and hold it until needed for irri
gation in the dry, hot summer months.
To accomplish this the Arrowrock dam
was constructed 22 miles above Boise
at a cost of $5,500,000. It backs the
water up the channel for 18 miles in a
reservoir that' holds 244,300 acre-feet
of water. It serves as a reserve bank
for the farmers.
This dam, the highest ever built
348.5 feet goes down 91.5 feet below
the bed of the river to the solid gran
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flold Hod Cercsls
for the best 10 Iba. of
Lergeet squash Flrat, $6.00; second,
Evaporated applca, not leu
tluin 250 pound $20.00
Kvuooratcd iirunca, not leas
tlmn 600 pounds 20.00
Evaporated collection of vege
Northweatern Grown Nuts First.
Colleetlou of WHlnuts $10.00
Collection of fllbsru lo w
Capitol Bonds Held Up.
Olynipia, Wash. Before attempting
to market the projected $3,000,000 to
$4,000,000 capitol bond issue author
ized by the recent legislature, bond
brokers want Caldwell, Masslich &
Reed, of New York, to pass on the val
idity of the issue. The legislature,
however, failed to make any provision
for meeting this expense. The State
Capitol commission met to consider
what steps could be taken. The Is
suance of the bonds during the present
biennium appears unlikely.
Captain Holmes, With Dewey, Diet.
Belllngham, Wash. A cablegram
waa received here from Rome by a
son, announcing the death of Captain
F. F. Holmes, of the United States
navy, retired. Captain Holmes was
navigating officer on the cruiser Balti
more at the battle of Manila Bay. He
also took part in the Boxer campaign.
For some time he was in command of
the cruiser Marblemount. He was 65
yean of age and made hit home in
Italy since retiring nine years ago,
He it survived by hit widow and one
ite. It is 240 feet thick at the base.
In its construction 610,600 cubic yards
of concrete was used, in addition to
great masses of steel and rock. It is
to be dedicated with fitting ceremonies
October 4 and 5.
Above the dam in the basin of the
Boise river there is three billion feet
of merchantable timber, whilo the mill
is at Barber, 14 miles below. An in
genious device is constructed at one
end of the dam to pick the logs from
the reservoir, carry them over the top
and send them through a concrete
chute to the river below. It is plan
ned to handle 60,000,000 feet a year
in this way.
At the opposite end is a spillway to
carry the surpluB water around the
dam when the reservoir is full. Gates
in this work automatically and thus
eliminate all danger from high water.
Outlets at different elevations in the
dam, operated from chambers inside,
release the stored water as it is needed
for irrigation. The system includes
minor dams, a network of canals and
fir- . -'
PARCEL POST AND FORESTRY
SERVICE TO BE DEMONSTRATED
Portland Uncle Sam is to have an
important part in the coming Manufac
turers' and Land Products' Show here.
Space has been donated for exhibits by
the Parcel Post and the United States
The Forestry service exhibit will
illustrate many phases of national for
est activities over the United states,
and in particular the life of the ranger
in the Northwest. A model forest will
show how the government protects the
great timber reserves in Washington,
Idaho and Oregon. A model lookout
tower will be a feature, as will the
Osborne fire finder, one of the latest
inventions used for locating (ires.
Packing equipment and tools of the
Northwest ranger will be displayed.
The emergency telephone will be ex
plained and a papier mache horse,
friend of the ranger, will be featured
in a life-size model.
The display will illustrate the
method of preparing for shipment, and
a demonstration of a line of containers
and packers which are now manufac
tured expressly for use in making par
cel post shipments. A government
clerk will be detailed to make explana
tions and give information concerning
rates and regulations governing the
Not the Painless Method.
"In Belgium," said Will Irwin,"
know an ordinary blacksmith who car
ried on the sleeve of his uniform the
hammer and pincers the insignia of
his calling. ' 'Wot s them things on
your sleeve mean?" a civilian asked
him. " 'They mean I'm an army den
tist,' he said, with a wink. " 'Dentist,
eh?' said the civilian. 'The pincers,
then are to pull the teeth out with.
But the hammer wot't the hammer
fur?' " 'The hammer,' said the black
smith, "it for use in bad casea to chlo
roform the patients.
Wapato Ranchert Hold Hay.
Wapato, Wash. Although $10 per
ton is offered for first grade alfalfa at
this point, but little is moving, ranch
ert holding for a higher price. The
crop it light, owing to a thortage of
water and a cold tpring, the estimate
being placed at 65 per cent of normal.
While much new land wat brought
under cultivation thit year the acreage
in alfalfa waa lest than for several
years, ranchers planting their ground
largely to wheat, corn and potatoes,
of which there are abundant crops
RUSSIAN ARTILLERY RETREATING BEFORE GERMANS
The railways were not equal to
torious German armies, and many
This is a view in the Turkish
Squad of French artillerymen within firing range of the Germans wearing
their antlpoisonous gas masks.
TAKEN FROM WARSAW BY RUSSIANS
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Before the Russians abandoned Warsaw they gathered together all the
metal they could find. Including bells, botlert, lead piping and lead roofing,
and carried It with them, for metal suitable for the making of ammunition la
becoming increasingly scarce In Eurote.
Scotland will have at Dunfermline a
technical college chiefly devoted to
More than 600.000 people subscribe
to the building toctettei of the United
Kingdom, of which there are more
in California there are 330.000 acres
on which grape vlnet are growing;
170,000 planted to wine grapes, 110.
000 to raisin grapes and 60,000 to ta
the task of carrying all the Russian
thousands made their way eastward by
TOWN RUINED BY SHELL FIRE
city of Chanak, which was utterly wrecked by shells from the British artillery,
POISONOUS GASES i periscope of a submarine
The Phlllpptnet last year exported
85,965 tons of copra.
Forests cover one sixth of the en
tire surface of Switzerland.
Thirty yeart ago a drought In Aus
tralia dettroyed 10,000,000 theep.
Floating mines have figured In na
val warfare for nearly 350 years.
One-fifth of the earth's turface be
longs to the British empire.
The blossomt of the bassia tree are
depended on to a very large extent
for food by the natives of parta of
troops in their retreat before the vic
road as best the might.
An unusual photograph showing the
Interior of a British submarine oper
ating In the war zone. The officer In
command is looking through the perl
scope for possible prey.
All of the single and nnmnnn nrta
are excellent for Dot cultum nmi
quite a few of these do well as single-
siem sorts, as long as you are not too
particular as to the size of flowers.
People usually care more for the gen
eral enact of a plant In a pot than
for the Individual flowers. Dnn'f nv.
pot plants; rather feed a little more
ana pay tne very best attention to the
watering, for you want plants with as
much foliage down to the pot as it is
possible to have. Attend to the stak
ing; so much depends on this If you
want a shapely plant. One stake In
the center answers nicely for medium
sized ones, but even here It Is often
better to make use of three or Ave
smaller stakes and properly spread
the branches. It will add 50 per cent
to the good looks of the plant am)
that, after all, Is what counts.
The Island of Romblon Is, for Its
size, one of the most prosperous and
thrifty of the Philippine Islands. Its
population It about 35,000. It hat
three profitable Industries which yield
a good annual return to the people
after paying for the principal food
staple of the people rice which Is
largely imported. Copra, white mar
ble, and burl hats are the exports
which account for most of the island'!
The ODeratlon of di
In places hat been facilitated recently
by the Invention of a metal hood,
which It placed over the stump which,
by forced draft from a blower, It thor
oughly burned out In a very ehort
Miss Alice F. Rolllnt. who hat
taught In the Minneapolis (Minn)
tchoolt for 35 yeart and Is the oldest
member of that teaching force In
point of tervlce, has been engaged to
teach manual arts at the Unlvealu
of California, '