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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1915)
Of CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
IOERSA1 HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSP
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
The keel of t new electrically-driven
battleship has been laid in New York.
The mind of Emperor Franz Joseph,
of Austria, is said to be failing rap
ldy. English people cry loudly for repris
als against the Germans for recent
Anthrax has been cured by San
Francisco physicians by the local ap
plication of antiseptics.
Four American submarines of the K
type successfully made the voyage
from San Francisco to Honolulu.
Greece has entered a vigorous pro
test against the occupation of 12
islands in the Mediterranean by Italy.
Private advices received in Paris are
to the effect that a Bulgarian division
was almost annihilated in a fierce bat
tle near Kraguyvats, Serbia.
Zeppelin airships raided London on
two successive nights, the first time
killing eight and wounding about 85.
The second raid resulted In the killing
of 55 persona and starting many fires.
It is believed the United States will
soon supplant Russia in supplying
crude oil and its products to the Scan
dinavian countries, and Bteamers are
being chartered in this country for the
Directors and shareholders of the
Pacific Mail Steamship company have
voted to reduce the capital stock from
$20,000,000 to $1,000,000 on account
of the withdrawal of the company
from the Pacific trade.
Revolution has broken out in Guate
mala and fighting is in progress In the
states of San Marcos, Huehuetenango
and Peten, according to advices re
ceived in New Orleans by the Guate
malan junta of the "revolutionary
Harry Hooper, the Boston right
fielder whose home run at Philadelphia
won the world series for Boston, lives
in Capitola, near Santa Cruz, Cal.
The citizens of Santa Cruz and Capi
tola are preparing a great reception
for him when he comes home.
Without a dissenting voice, the
Washington State Retail Merchants'
association voted to reorganize and re
incorporate as the Washington Retail
Grocers' and Merchants' association.
President Kinsey urged the need of
the grocers getting into politics.
The Berlin Riechsasnzeiger an
nounces the . engagement of Prince
Joachim, youngest son of Emperor
William, and Princess Marie Augus
tine, daughter of Prince Edward of
Anhalt. The princeBS was 17 years
old last June. Prince Joachim is 25.
The trial of the directors and former
directors of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford railroad, which will
test the ability of the government to
obtain the conviction of the directors
of an alleged monopolistic corporation
under the so-called criminal clause of
the Sherman anti-trust law, was begun
in the Federal court.
Wilson and Secretary of War Dan
lei s have agreed on a policy of practl-
cally doubling the U. 8. navy In five
years. The first year s program con
templates the expenditure of $248,000,-
The following announcement of the
dismissal of the Bulgarian minister to
Great Britain was Issued In London
"HIb Majesty's government announce
that the Bulgarian minis tor has been
handed his passports and that diplo
matic relations between Great Britain
and Bulgaria have been broken off."
The hazing system has been abolish
ed at the Annapolis naval academy by
the voluntary action or the midship
men of the three upper classes. Al
though no formal resolution was pass
ed, It was said on authority that there
was practical unanimity of opinion
that the time had come when hazing
Admission that German losses have
been heavy in the past few days on
the western front Is made by the cor
respondent of the German Tageblatt
who declares French attacks were car
ried out "with unprecedented vigor
and courage." He estimates that with
in a brief period the French have fired
more than 3,000,000 shells against the
Greece announces a policy of armed
British submarines are raiding Ger
man snipping in the Baltic.
Wilson has formally agTeed to the
official recognition of Carranza.
New York seismograph register! a
violent earth shock, probably In the
Bulgaria's entry Into the war may
cause Japan to reconsider her position
and change her plans.
More slides have completely block
ed the Panama canal and no date can
be set for Its re-opening.
A number of prominent Portland
Or., women are spending three days
per week each In making bandages
for wounded European soldiers.
Newspaper editors of Paris have
made a violent protest against the sus
pension of four papers for disobeying
the orders of the press censor.
A Petrograd dispatch says Russian
forces have pierced the Austro-Ger-man
lines on the Strlpa river. They
have already taken prisoner more
than 2000 men and $0 officers and
havu captured four guns and ten rap
Id firers. The Russian advance If be
ing pushed vigorously.
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Mrs. Mary Logan Tucker of Wash
Ington, daughter of the late Qen. John
A. Logan, and a member of the nation
al committee of the Navy league,
urges that military training camps for
women be conduoted, to train them In
first aid, signaling, telegraphy and the
use of small arms.
MEXICAN BANDITS WRECK TRAIN,
BURN TRESTLE AND KILL TWO
Brownsville, Tex. Mexican bandits
early Wednesday held up and robbed
a St. Louis & San Francisco passen
ger train, killing two persons and
wounding three others, near Olmlto,
seven miles north of here,
II. H. Kendall, engineer.
United States cavalryman, name un
Dr. E. S. McCain, Cameron county
physician, probably fatally shot.
Harry Wallls, seriously wounded In
Conductor P. E. Morgan, slightly
Trestle Is Burned.
A long trestle half a mile south of
the wreck was set afire half an hour
after the train was held up and almost
This hindered the progress of the
first detachment of troops which was
sent In pursuit so that the bandits had
ample time to flee into the brush.
Passengers who reached here on a
relief train said that the train was de
railed, that Mexicans poured Into the
coaches shouting "Viva Plzana" and
commenced to shoot at the passen
Pizana, the man the bandits were
cheering, is supposed to be the leader
of the so-called "Texas revolution"
nurtured under the "plan of San Die
go," which last year contemplated the
seizure of border states and returning
tuem to Mexican rule.
A negro reached his home four
miles from Brownsville and gave the
tlrBt report of the wreck and killings.
Four companies of united States In
fantry were rushed to the scene by
special trains, followed by two troops
The bandits were passengers and
set fire to the train. The Mexicans
severed the telephone line between
Brownsville and Villa Nueva, five
miles from here, which resulted not
only in delaying Information reaching
Brownsville, but also interfered with
communication with troop B, of the
Thirtieth Cavalry, on duty near the
scene or tne holdup.
Strange Tragedy Conies to Light.
Canyonvllle, Or. How an old trap
per, with his leg caught In a big bear
trap, perished alone and miserably in
the forest 17 years ago, was revealed
by the finding of a skeleton with a
bone held In the rusted trap, on the
Fortune Branch Creek, and reported
The skeleton Is believed to be that
of a once well-known character named
Itlynn, who had a cabin at the head of
the creek, about a mile from where
the skeleton was found. The place Is
about half way between here and Glen-
Churchman Bart Hatred.
London. "The wall of a church Is
not an appropriate place to perpetuate
hatred," was the reason given by Sir
Philip Wllbraham, chancellor of the
diocese of Chester, when refusing to
permit a memorial tablet to a victim
of the Lusitanta In a Holyoke church
to bear the Inserlptlon, "who was mur
dered on the Lusltanla by the Ger
mans. The chancellor then suggest
ed that the Inscription should read,
"Who lost his life when the Lusltanla
was torpedoed by the Germans." This
was agreed to.
Serbian Women to Fight.
Chicago. John R. Palandech, Serb
Ian leader and editor, addressing a
meeting of Serbians here, declared
that an army of 250,000 Serbian wo
men, equal In number to the entire
regular Serbian army, would soon be
on the firing line against the German
and Austrian forces.
"No women in the world are more
courageous than the Serbian women.1
Mr. Palandech said, "and they are not
going to Bit at home and see their
fathers, husbands and brothers driven
out of Serbia."
900 Tins of Opium Seized.
Seattle, WaBh. Eight hundred
pounds of smoking opium, valued at
$75,000, was seized here by customs
officers on board the blue funnel liner
Calchas. The opium was contained in
900 hermetically sealed tins which
were secreted in an alrshaft. The Cal
chas, bound from Vancouver to Seat
tle, went aground 10 days ago at Point
Wilson. After being pulled off she
was towed to Seattle and placed in
drydock for extensive repairs.
Thugs Wire Man to Track.
Rochester, N. Y. Highwaymen sand
bagged Newton Hoffman, 22 years old,
as he stepped from a southbound Erie
train at 8oulh Haven Wednesday and
wired him, head and foot, to the track
He was run over by a train which
came along an hour later and his foot
taken off. Ills head bad been placed
between the tracks and was unhurt.
It Is thought he will recover.
OREGON jTATE NEWS
Government Studies Sentiment
In Railroad Land Grant Case
Eugene. The United States govern
ment Is making an Investigation of
sentiment in Oregon as to what should
be done with the Oregon & California
railroad grant lands. Attorney S. W.
Williams, of the department of justice,
arrived in Eugene to pass several days
In Lane county. He will also visit all
counties In which the land Is located.
Upon his return to Washington Mr.
Williams will make his report to the
attorney-goneral, who will In all prob
ability report to congress, He was ac
companied to Eugene by Leonard Un
derwood, special agent of the depart
ment of the Interior.
Mr. Williams met a number of Eu
gene bankers and business men at the
commercial club. He stated briefly
that his mission was to ascertain what
the lands are best suited for and the
views of the people In the section of
the state most vitally Interested as to
what should be done with the lands.
Mr, Williams stated that If no ac
tion was taken by congress the rail
road would he permitted to carry out
the terms of the original grant. Those
present at the meeting were not In
clined to the view that congress should
not take action.
Mr. Williams, for the purpose of
suggestion, said that the removal of
all restrictions upon the railroad, with
a condition that the lands must be
sold within a certain time, would re
sult in the early sale of lands and
make them available in the develop
ment of the state. The suggestion did
not meet approval.
Fight Timber Tax Reductions.
Oregon City. The county will not
submit tamely to big reductions In
the assessments of the Weyerhaeuser,
Collins estate and other big timber
holdings and every caBe will be fought
through the courts, declared District
The Weyerhaeuser case, which was
appealed from the board of equaliza
tion and lost and lost In the circuit
court Saturday, will be appealed to
the supreme court, said Mr. Hedges,
who believes that the county can
prove Its case before the higher tri
bunal. The court refused to reduce
Assessor Jack's value of the timber,
but cut the estimates 144,460,000 feet
in five sections in question, The sec
tions were not changed by the court.
Between $1100 and $1200 Is Involved
in the annual tax payments by the re
ductions ordered in the circuit court.
The case is considered Important in-
as-much as It opens the way for other
big timber interests to fight for lower
assessments. The county's figures
are all based on the M. G. Nease
Governor Paroles Ten.
Salem. Ten paroles were issued
Tuesday by Governor Wlthycombe
upon recommendation of the parole
Those receiving them are: B. G, Ma
goon, committed from Columbia coun
ty for forgery; Fred Barnhart, com
mitted from Jackson county for lar
ceny; J. B. Glrton, committed from
Umatilla county for forgery; Billy Le
Lawrence, committed from Jackson
county for larceny; Fay R. Smith,
committed from Coos county for lar
ceny; William Smith, committed from
Malheur county for larceny; Frank
Johnson, committed from Umatilla
county for larceny; Samuel Dlshaw,
committed from Malheur county for
larceny; Peter Kelly, committed from
Umatilla county for larceny; Herbert
S. Sullivan, committed from Clatsop
county for assault.
Hatchery Improvement Advised.
Roseburg. As a result of a visit to
the North Umpqua fish hatchery by
Attorney-General George M. Brown;
that official will probably recommend
to the state fish commission the Instal
lation of a pumping plant there as an
auxiliary to the present water supply.
The running water for use in the
hatchery is procured from a small
creek, but in dry seasons Is Insuffi
At present there are approximately
3,000,000 salmon eggs In the hatchery,
according to Mr. Brown. On account
of a scarcity of water, not more than
1,000,000 more eggB will be taken to
this hatchery during the present year,
The attorney-general says he will
probably make his recommendation
to the state fish commission as soon
as he returns to Salem.
Cattle Shipped to Fair.
Salem. On a special train early
Wednesday morning, prize-winning
herds at the Oregon state fair grounds
left for the Panama-Pacific exposition
at San Francisco, where they will be
entered in the international livestock
competition. The run to San Francis
co will be made in 40 hours.
Among the herds going to the fair
were Georg'j Chandlers Herefords
from Baker; Dave Looney's Guernseys
from Jefferson; A. B. Gile's Guernseys
from Chinook, Wash, and William Bis
hop's Holsteins from Chlmmlcum,
Logging Trailers Barred.
Marshflold. The Marshfield city
council has authorized an ordinance
prohibiting trailers being used in log
ging operations of McDonald & Con-
dron, who have been drawing logs
over a mile of paved streets for the
past two months. The logs were haul
ed on wagons with auto trucks as mo
tive power, and two trailers were be
ing used on narrow streets. It was
found the heavy loads and speed of
eight to 10 miles an hour were break
ing down the paving in several streets
The ordinance will come up tor a hear
ing at a special meeting.
Pupils to Build Addition.
Klamath Falls. R. H. Dunbar, prin
cipal of the city schools, announces
that the school board has just granted
permission for the erection of a manu
al training building on the central
school property. The new building will
be 20x40 feet and will be constructed
entirely by the advance students of
the seventh and eighth grades In man
ual training who will work under the
direction of Professor Luther A. King.
8tate Fair Shows Profit
Salem. The Oregon state fair took
In $8000 above all expenses this year,
according to W. A. Jones, secretary
of the board. Of this sum $1000 was
paid out for expenses Incurred last
year, leaving a net balance of $7000.
EMPLOYERS TO AID
NEW DEFENSE PLAN
Trained Army of 800,000 Men
At Uncle Sam's Call.
60-DAY VACATIONS FOR All WORKERS
Security of Positions and Earnings
Is Essential Part of Proposition
Now Interesting Officials.
Washington, D. C. Employers
throughout the United States corpor
ations, manufacturers, professional
men, tradesmen and business men of
all classes are to be asked to contrib
ute as their share in the national de
fense permission for their employes
to engage, without serious financial
loss, in two months' military training
during each of three years.
This is an essential Dart of the ad
ministration's plan for raising a citi
zen army of 800,000 men in six years,
which, with the regular army of 140,
000 men and 300,000 reserves, would
give a trained force, exclusive of state
militia, of about 1,200,000 In the event
The success of the plan, officials ad
mit, depends not on the appropriation
of congress, for Its cost will be com
paratively small, but on the patriotic
response of employers to whom an ap
peal will be made to furlough as many
men each year, at different seasons,
as they can spare and who wish to
Join the proposed continental army.
Administration officials are confi
dent that, even though It is proposed
to enlist only 133,000 men In the year
In the continentals, or a total of near
ly 800,000 In the first six-year period,,
more than that number would be at
tracted by the outdoor life of a mili
tary camp If they could be assured by
their employers that their positions
would not be lost and their earnings
The proposed enlistment requires
two months' service for each of three
years and liability for service during
the remaining three years only in
event of war.
The army plans for more than 1,000,-
000 trained men in six years, and the
navy program of ten dreadnoughts
and six battle cruisers within five
years, both of which will be presented
to congress with the Indorsement of
President Wilson, were the absorbing
topics of interest here.
New Radio Dispenses WithlMasts.
San Francisco. A wireless tele-
grapy Invention eliminating the con
struction of the present towering steel
structures for sending and receiving
by simply projecting a wire along the
ground for a short distance is an
nounced here by R. B. Woolverton,
United States radio inspector. In col
laboration with Palmer B. Hewlitt, of
Hollister, Cald., Mr. Woolverton has
been experimenting for months with
the new apparatus.
According to its discoverers, the
new method has proved eminently suc
cessful in receiving messages from
Honolulu, Sayville and Arlington, Va,
An absolute freedom from static con
ditions has been achieved in the re
ception of messages.
England Demands 3,000,000 Men.
London. "Great Britain needs 3,
000,000 more men by spring."
This declaration was made Monday
by Brigadier-General Sir Erlck
Swayne, director of recruiting In the
northern command, In a speech at
General Swayne estimated that Ger
many still has between 9,000,000 and
10,000,000 men from the ages of 18 to
45, and that, therefore, it was useless
to talk about wearing out Germany.
In the spring, said he, Germany would
lose more men than the allies, which
would balance the numbers of the al
lies and the central powers, but if
Great Britain should raise 3,000,000 ad
ditional men, Germany probably would
recognize that it would be fruitless to
Wilson' Yacht Refitted.
Norfolk, Va. To be ready for serv
ice In case President Wilson decides
to spend a part of his honeymoon on
the ocean, the yacht Mayflower Is be
ing fitted up at the Norfolk navy-yard.
The vessel will have a new coat of
paint added inside and out Her ma
chinery will be overhauled and her
boilers cleaned. Her cabins and sa
loons will be renovated and she will
take on some furniture, including a
piano, before she sails for Washing
ton. She will leave here the latter
part of the week.
Brazil Approve Treaty.
Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian
chamber of deputies has approved by
a vote of 103 to S the arbitration
treaty signed last May between Ar
gentina, Chile and Brazil. The arbi
tration treaty signed by the A. B. C.
nations was approved by the senate
of Argentina on Septembor 22. The
treaty provides for submission to an
international commission all disputes
which can be settled diplomatically
or submitted to arbitration. It is
agreed that hostilities are not to be
gin before the commission frames its
report or before the lapse of one year,
Park Visitor Doubled.
Washington, D, C. Reporta show
that more than twice as many persons
visited the national parks of the west
during the season just closed than
The Yellowstone park recorded 51,
820 tourists, compared with 20,250 In
1914; Yosemlte 31,642, against 15,145,
and Mount Rainier 84,814 against 15,
038. Secretary Lane said the policy
of permitting automobiles to enter the
parks had been a success and would
Fruit I Shipped South.
New York. A shipment of apples
and pears from Northwestern states,
consisting of 60,000 boxes, or about
2000 tons, left here on the steamship
Vestrt for Rio Janeiro and Buenos
Aire. ,The shipment of fruit I said
to be one of the largest made to South
America via New York In many
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Caravan of camels laden with munitions for the Turks on the Galllpoll peninsula, passing through a Turkish
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An unusual sight that attracted much attention in New York was this
through the streets. It was lent by Secretary ot the Navy Daniels to the
in exhibit in the preparedness campaign. The torpedo Is 17 feet long and
argest Bhip afloat.
The Austrians have placed rapid-fire guns behind armor plates on the
rear ends of locomotives and have been using the device with great effect
against the Russians in Galicia.
FRENCH WOMEN MAKE AMMUNITION
This photograph shows a scene now
have largely taken the place of men In
seen filling shells with shapneL
"STOLE MY WIFE AND NAME"
A charge that Warren Wunder not
only stole the wife of Herman H.
Roecker, but Roecker'a name as well,
Is made In a suit for $1,600 damages
entered against him In a municipal
Roecker, who lives In Pine street
near Sixtieth, accuses Wunder of
alienating the affection of Mrs.
Roecker and Inducing her to live with
him as man and wife.
"He even went so far a to assume
AMMUNITION FOR TURKS IN
common in France, where the women
the ammunition factories. They are
my name," Roecker Bays, "and was
known by it in the neighborhood in
which he and my wife lived."
The Roecker'a were married in
June. 1909. In West Chester. They
lived happily, the husband say, until
Wunder became acquainted with Mrs.
Roecker. From that time on, he
charges, his wife's love tor him be
gan to cool, and his home was entire
ly broken up In March, 1910.
Judge Gilpin issued a capias tor
Wunder's arrest Philadelphia North
modern Whitehead torpedo being hauled
American Defense society to be used as
weighs 1,700 pounds. It could sink the
EDWIN GOULD AT PLAY
Edwin Gould, director and part own
er of more than a dozen railroads and
commercial enterprises, keens in con-
dltlon by playing tennis, of which he
is very fond. This photograph was
taken on the courts at Coronado
Mackensen No Scot.
The idea current in the Scottish
press that General von Mackensen is
a Highlander gone astray is quite er
roneous. One finds on the continent
occasional traces of Scottish names
slightly transformed to fit their sur
roundings. They are common enough
in Holland, thanks to the famous
eighteenth century regiment of the
Scots-Dutch, and we have an exam
ple In the Norwegian pianist, Grieg,
whose ancestors, Greigs of Arboath,
settled. In Bergen, In Norway. Von
Mackensen is no sort of a Mackenzie.
He takes his name from the village of
Mackensen, on the Soiling, a small ag
ricultural spot In Hanover, not far
from the once pleasant town of HUdea
heim. Like most families who derive
their names from the soil, General
von Mackensen comes from a very old
family, though its patent of nobility
Is entirely modern. Manchester
According to the annual statement
on the production of mineral waters
In 1914, now available for distribution
by the geological survey, 64,358,466 gal
lons of mineral water were sold durlnj
the year. This quantity came from
829 commercial springs and had
value of (4.892,328.
8mall Boy' Request.
Little Claude has been told that
Uncle Ezra Is afflicted with a glass
eye, and forgets that he has been In
structed to say nothing about it
"Will you let me take your eye a lit
tle while. Uncle Exf My other mar.
ble rolled down the register."
Nerve and Golf.
Somebody says that you can't play
golf unless you have the nerve. Most
men display a lot of nerve In think
Ing they can play it Cleveland Plan
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