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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1915)
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Arod the Earth.
IDTM HAPPM IN A N'
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
The king of Bulgaria la In active
service with his troops.
All railways entering New York
City territory report business boom
ing. Every eligible Englishman is to re
ceive a personal letter urging him to
Three American troopers and at
least five Mexicans were killed in a
The Portland Chamber of Commerce
Is endeavoring to get 14 big steamer
lines to make that city a regular port
Governor Major, of Missouri, made
an ascension In the balloon St. Louis,
which won the recent race at Wichita,
European powers withhold recogni
tion of Carranza until the status of
their claims against Mexico is estab
lished. The French military authorities,
says La Liberie, have discovered an
organization of physicians and others
for supplying fraudulent certificates
of physical unfitness for active serv
ice. All previous records for prices
brought by government furs were bro
ken and the prices of the last govern
ment sales were exceeded by from 66
to 171 per cent at a government auc
tion held In St Louis.
Mrs. Flnley J. Shepard, formerly
Miss Helen Gould, and her husband,
have legally adopted a 5-year-old or
phan boy. The penniless orphan thus
becomes in a twinkling, immensely
rich and a legal heir to millions.
Sir John A. Simon, the home secre
tary, replying to a question In the
house of commons as to whether it
would not be possible to warn London
ers of Zeppelin raids, asserted that
nine times out of ten the German air
ships were driven oft before they even
reached the coast
Chauncey Redding, of Melrose, and
Philip Bulman, of Maiden, Mass., were
killed by the fall of a biplane in which
they were making an experimental
flight Redding, who was manager of
the Saugus Aviation school, was the
operator of the machine and Bulman
was his mechanician.
An amount estimated by attorneys
at $700,000 has been bequeathed to the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra by the
will of Miss Cora Dow, prominent re-
tall druggist, who died here last Sun
day. Besides this Miss Dow remem
bered every one of her hundreds of
employes in her will.
According to a statement Issued by
the Finance Department, Canada in
addition to meeting the ordinary and
oapttal expenditures has advanced
more than $20,000,000 during the past
six weeks to the imperial treasury to
finance temporarily the heavy expen
diture of the shell committee In the
Because the British fleet has been
hunttng German trawlers In the North
Sea, especially on Dogger Bank, the
Germans have withdrawn their fish
ing fleet from the North Sea, accord
ing to a dispatch from Copenhagen to
the Exchange Telegraph company. As
the result, the message adds, the price
of fish in Germany is going up, and
the price of fish In Sweden is rising
The state of Washington in competi
tion with all the world won 10-llths
of the blue ribbons given for Ayreshlre
cattle at the San Francisco exposition.
A Wlllowmoor herd, owned by J. W.
C'llse, made practically a clean sweep
in this breed, taking every champion
ship, every grand championship, every
reserve championship and every herd
prize, Including the highest awards
for production and every first prize
In individuals except two on this
At a banquet given In honor of
Thomas A. Edison In San Francisco,
the guest of honor, at his own urgent
request, was served only a glass of
milk and a piece of hot apple pie.
Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford,
the noted automobile maker, Inspected
exhibits at the Panama-Pacltlo expo
sition together and became so Intent
upon their work that tbey forgot to
keep a lunch appointment with their
A new order In rnnnnll h
gazetted in London prohibiting the
exportation ot any cotton product
whatever, with the exception of cotton
lace and cotton waste. Allied coun
tries in Europe, Spain and Portugal
are made exceptions.
Lord Derby makes a final plea to
the English people to enlist voluntar-
A Rock Island passenger and freight
ubiu cumaea in uaianoma, Killing
Colonel T. E. Vtckers, a pioneer In
the British armament Industry, Is
Poisonous weeds along the Klamath
nver in iwtnern California are kill
log hundreds of cattle.
Fifteen miners were blown to pieces
in uuue, mom., Dy the accidental ex
plosion oi too pounds ot dynamite.
The allies on the Galllpoll peninsula
are in a grave position, and London
aaraits tne campaign may be aban
doned. Formal recognition of Carranta by
the United States and eight Bouth
American republics was forwarded
It now develops that the five-year
navai program outlined Dy Beoretary
Daniels contemplates the expenditure
Two unmasked robbers forced the
cashier of the Renton, Wash., bank to
band over 11416 in cash and then es
caped in an automobile.
THIRTEEN DEAD, EIGHT HURT
IN PAPER BOX FACTORY FIRE
Pittsburg. Thirteen persons were
killed and eight injured by a fire in
a four-story building, the upper floors
of which were occupied by the Union
Paper Box company, on the north
side here, Wednesday afternoon. Of
the dead all were young women em
ployed by the company except one.
Mayor Joseph G. Armstrong at once
ordered that the police, city council
and the coroner make thorough inves
tigation of the fire.
The flames started in a pile of straw
in the rear of the feed store ot James
Brown & Co., on the first floor of the
building. William C. Kimbel, general
manager of the box factory, at once
went to the third and fourth floors
and warned the girls employed there.
The flames gained headway so rapid
ly, however, that escape Dy means or
stairways and fire escapes was soon
cut off. Some of the girls attempted
to go to the dressing-room for their
hats and there, huddled on the floor,
firemen found a majority of the
Joseph L. Bash and Z. J. Seagle, em
ployed on the second floor of the
building, were about to Jump, when
they were attracted by the screams
of girls in the window above. The
men told the girls to Jump. One by
one, as the girls leaped, Bash and Sea
gle caught them, lowered them as far
as they could and let them drop to
C. R. Carlisle, driver of a transfer
wagon, drove his wagon Into an alley
in the rear of the building and threw
up a rope to girls In a window above.
Making one end fast, they slid down
the rope to safety.
Margaret Steigerwald, aged 17, who
was Injured by Jumping from a third
floor window, said she and five other
girls were trapped in the building
when somebody closed a door at the
head of the stairway on the second
One of the heroes of the fire was
Peter Vallon, who Is among the dead.
When the fire was discovered he was
working In the building. He groped
his way to the street, where he heard
the girls calling for help from the up
per story. Tying a handkerchief about
his mouth, he rushed Into the build
ing. Six times Vallon staggered to
the street with the unconscious form
ot a girl In his arms. When he failed
to appear the seventh time, however,
firemen began a search and found his
body on the second floor. Near him
lay the body of a young girl, whom he
evidently had tried to rescue when
overcome by smoke.
Dig Lumber Order Due.
Aberdeen, Wash. Grays Harbor
mlllmen are preparing bids on the gov
ernment order, soon to be let, for 7,
780,000 feet of Douglas fir to be used
in the Panama Canal zone.
The specifications, which have been
received here, Include everything from
fancy celling to heavy timbers. The
request for proposals give the grading
rules of the West-CoaBt Lumber asso
ciation prominence. Bids will be open
ed November 5. The material is to be
delivered at Colon or Ancon between
January 1 and March 1.
Whits Rats Prove New Theories.
Philadelphia. Announcement of the
results of another radical experiment
is expected to be made this week by
Dr. Helen King, whose experiments
on a colony of 50,000 white rats at the
Wlstar Institute of Anatomy at the
University of Pennsylvania, have con
vinced her that marriage of first cous
ins and even brothers and sisters
would be beneficial to the race If the
Individual progenitors were "select
ed." Results produced by the white
rats are expected also to show wheth
er sex may be determined before birth.
Farmers Flock to Exposition.
San Francisco. It has been estimat
ed that more farmers have entered
the gates of the San Francisco Expo
sition during the last three weeks
than during the entire period since
the great fair opened. October, spe
cially designated as "Farmers' Month"
has had a great drawing card in the
live stock exhibits and shows which
have been well attended, November
promises to keep up with the October
attendance average as most of the big
live stock conventions will be held In
45,000 Cattle Received.
Kansas City, Mo. Forty-five thou
sand cattle were unloaded at the local
stockyards here Wednesday, 5000
more, It waB said, than ever arrived
here before In one day. About 300
carloads came from Iowa and Minne
sota. The advances In prices last
week was the magnet that attracted
the large offerings, stockmen said.
The big supply caused Borne depres
sion In prices, except for good corn
Austrlant Clear Way to Bulgaria.
London. The Bucharest, Roumanla,
correspondent of the Times sends the
"Serbian troops have withdrawn
from the neighborhood ot the Danube
and the Austrlans have crossed the
river, traversing the Island of Odakale.
The Austrian forces will now obtain
free passage through Bulgaria from
OrBOva, near the Roumanian frontier,
where 50 steamers and lighters laden
with munitions have assembled."
British Losses Increase.
London. British casualties publish
ed since October 1 total 2285 officers
and 60,072 non-commissioned officers
and men. These figures show an av
erage loss to the British army of nearly
2500 men a day. This Is considerably
In exceBS of the casualties earlier in
the war, and reflects the heavy losses
of the BritlBh in the recent severe
fighting in Belgium. During the sum
mer the losses averaged about 150
Massacre It Reported.
London. A dispatch to the Daily
Mall from Odessa sajB:
"The Turks have massacred the en
tire Armenian population of Kerasunt,
on the Black Sea."
Kerasunt Is a seaport with a popula
tion ot 10,000, a large part of which
Briton Sentenced at Spy.
London. It it officially announced
that a British siihlnrt hu been tried
in the Old Railey Court on three
counts or an indictment charging es
pionage, and wat teutenced to lire lm
NEW YORK POLICE
TAKE GERMAN SPY
Scheme to Hamper Shipment of
STOCK OF EXPLOSIVES FOUND IN ROOM
BribeJOffered to Arresting Officer-
Chart of New York Harbor and
Official Papers Are Taken.
New York. In the arrest of Albert
Fay, a lieutenant In the German army,
and Walter Scholz, his brother-in-law,
police and federal secret service
agents believe they have detained
leaders In a plot to wreck American
munition plants and ships carrying
According to Captain Tunney, of
the New York anarchists squad, Fay
confessed that he came here to work
out a plan for stopping the shipment
of munitions. He said, Tenney avers,
that he was supplied with $2000 for
carrying out his operations. Papers
found in his room showed he was a
German secret service agent.
A vast quantity of high explosives
were found in the prisoners' room in
Weehawken, N. J.
Both men are held on technical
charges of disorderly conduct. An ad
ditional charge of attempted bribery
may be made against Fay. He is said
to have offered $1000 to a police offi
cer for his release. He Is said to have
offered an advance payment of $60
when the officer agreed to his proposi
tion. Police who have been watching out
going vessels for explosives caused
Explosives and survey charts of New
York harbor are said to have been
found in their possession.
The men are declared ft) have been
testing a bomb in a small grove when
Five steel mines, said by the police
to belong to the prisoners, later were
found in a West Hoboken storehouse.
Each was packed in a separate wood
case, and fitted with an attachment
which might be fastened to the stern
of a ship by a wire. Contact with the
propeller of a ship, It is said, would
explode the mine.
Two cases found In the men's room
in Weehawken were filled with ex
plosives, letters written in German
and official-looking documents. Among
the explosives were small sticks of
dynamite and various kinds of acid
used In the manufacture of explosives.
One of the papers, It Is asserted by
the police, showed Fay to be a lieuten
ant In the German army and connect
ed with the German foreign office on
The police assert that the prisoner
had admitted the ownership of a high
powered automobile and a speedy mo
torboat, both of which are In Wee
hawken. 1000 Bulgars Killed in Bombardment
London. The bombardment of De-
deagach caused the death of ten civil
lans and more than a thousand sol
dlers, and a large number of soldiers
were wounded, says a dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company from
A large proportion of the military
casualties, the correspondent adds,
were In the barracks which housed
the Fortieth Bulgarian regiment. The
barracks were crowded with soldiers,
who- were preparing for their meal,
when the bombardment was opened
at 1 o'olock with accurately aimed
shells, which demolished the barracks,
burying the occupants in the ruins.
Troops engaged in digging trenches
around the town also sustained heavy
Fires caused by the exploding shells
destroyed the railway Btation and sur
rounding buildings, doing enormous
damage. It Is said that the entire loss
from the bombardment, which lasted
four hours, will be several million
The correspondent says the bom
bardment was directed by aeroplanes
Patriotic Appeal It Made.
Los Angeles. Going further than
merely serving notice that an embargo
lias been declared, E. M. Blanford, a
special agent of the federal govern
ment, directed an appeal to arms and
munitions dealers In the west to help
President Wilson Btop further blood-
Bhed in Mexico. "The Mexicans can
shoot away in a day all the ammuni
tion Mexican manufacturers can make
in a month," said Mr. Blanford. "and
with the assistance of American deal
ers, further fighting in Mexico can
be promptly stopped."
Railroad Shopt Art Busy.
Sacramento. More men are now
employed in the Southern Pacific
shops here thau have been on the
payroll for many months. This is due
In part to the heavy traffic in both the
freight and passenger departments,
More men are being added to the
force. Two shifts are bolng worked
in the rolling-mill, which is chiefly
used in manufacturing fish-plates.
Formerly the eastern factories sup
plied these plates. The plant has or
ders to keep It busy for three months,
and much other work will be Teady for
the shops by that time.
Seven of Family Killed.
Detroit Seven members of one
family were instantly killed and an
eighth was probably fatally Injured
by a Grand Trunk passenger train,
which struck their automobile, near
Detroit. The dead are Mrs. Rachael
Stoldt, her five daughters, Pearl, Ha
zl, Mabel, Esther and Martha, and
Miss Minnie Engel, a sister ot Mrs,
Stoldt. William 8toldt, ot Troy, Mich
the husband and father, wat badly
Germana Oust Belgians.
London. A telegram from Amster
dam to the Exchauge Telegraph com
pany says: "Messages from the Bel
gian frontier say that Belgian sub
jects between the aget ot 17 and 85
liable for military tervtce, had been
notified by the German authorities at
Brussels to report themselves to the
German commander, with the result
that 7500 to far have been deported
OREGON STATE NEWS
Declares Oregon Loganberries
Are the Genuine Logans
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-
vallis. That the famous loganberry
Juice as produced in Oregon Is made
from the loganberry and not from the
phenomenal berry, is the declaration
ot Professor C. I. Lewis, chief of the
agricultural college department of
horticulture. This declaration is sub
stantiated by the men chiefly instru
mental in propagating the loganberry
and the phenomenal berry In this
It has been widely reported that
Luther Burbank, the originator of the
phenomenal berry, has said that the
Oregon berry grown and marketed as
the loganberry Is not the loganberry
at all, but Is the phenomenal. He is
further reported to have said that the
real loganberry is a greatly inferior
berry, being small and of little ac
count, and that in some manner the
phenomenal became known as the
According to Professor Lewis and
other authorities the difference be
tween the berries Is not very great,
but there is enough difference, espec
ially in the vines, to make the two
College Bred Beef Cattle
Bring Highest Market Prices
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-
vallls. Kansas City market reports
mention the unusually fine quality of
three carloads of Shorthorn steers,
finished for market on the Oregon
Agricultural branch station farm at
Union, marketed this fall. "The three
carloads of steers received in the local
markets averaged 1397 pounds and
sold at a lump rate of $8.80. Consid
ering the length of time they were on
the road and the distance traveled
they were In remarkably fine condi
tion. Robert Withycombe was In
charge of the shipment, which num
bered sixty animals."
For 115 days one carload was fed
on alfalfa hay straight through, the
second carload on alfalfa and five
pounds a day to the head of rolled
barley, and the third alfalfa the first
half of the feeding period and an ad
dition of 10 pounds of rolled barley
a day to the head the last half. The
second lot showed the best gain in
weight, slightly more than two pounds
a day, while the others gained Just
two pounds a day.
Women Raise' Cash for Girls' Hall.
University of Oregon, Eugene. A
Progressive dinner" at 60 cents a per
son, served by state university stu
dents to campus folk and townspeople
in Eugene, has Just netted about $200,
which makes about $1,700 that univer
sity women have already collected for
the memorial building that is to rise
at the University of Oregon as soon
aB $125,000has been accumulated.
"Progressive dinners" are not ex
pected of course, to provide a building
fund that would require 600 such af
fairs netting $200 each. A "progress
ive dinner" is served in courses, with
one course to a house. The diners
eat soup at one table, then journey
to a second perhaps a quarter of a
mile distant for the salad, then to a
third for the entree, and so on down
to nuts. Nearly 1000 persons tried the
novelty at the university.
State May Aid Road Work. ,
Salem. That the state highway
commission probably will allot $10,000
for repairing the six miles of road be
tween Hlllsboro and Forest Grove in
Washington county seems probable,
following a conference with a delega
tion from Washington county. It was
decided to have Engineer Cantine
make an inspection of the road soon.
Members of the Washington county
court advised the board that it the
state would contribute $10,000, the
county would make a levy and obtain
additional funds for the road. It Is
estimated that the cost of the Im
provement will be about $30,000.
The road is considered to be a part
ot the system of state highways map
ped out during ex-Htghway Commis
sioner Bowlby's administration.
Milk Bulletin It Coming
A bulletin that will show the econ
omic features of milk and milk by
products throughout the world will
soon be issued by the state university
at Eugene. Comparative costs between
Oregon and other great milk produc
ing regions will be shown. The pur
pose will be to Indicate whether an
outside market exists that would Just
ify great expansion ot the dairy in
dustry in this state.
The bulletin is expected to perform
the service for dairymen that last
year's bulletin entitled "Markets for
potatoes" did for potato growers.
O. A. C. Men Study Home Cooking.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-
vallls. "Feed the human animal," Is
the watchword ot a company of fifteen
men organized into a class in food
preparation and enrolled at students
of Miss A. Grace Johnson in the
school ot home economics. Most of
these men are expert on feeding beet
animals, dairy cows, or market hogs;
but many of them have found them
selves woefully deficient in providing
a palatable, nutritious, and economi
cal ration tor the human animal.
Orchards Traded for Wheat Land.
Medford. Buckeye Orchards, own
ed by Houston Brothers, which won
Yellow Newtown sweepstakes at the
Spokane Apple Show in 1911, was
traded to C. H. Owen, Of Stockton, Cal.
for 790 acres of wheat and alfalfa land.
Buckeye Orchards consist of 35 acres
ot pears and apples and 46 acres of
dairy land and is one ot the best fruit
properties in this section ot the state.
Houston Brothers will raise cattle and
hogs on a larger scale than it possible
in the Rogue river valley.
Late Election Law Rules.
Salem. Although chapter 225 ot the
1916 aesBlon laws provides for a vot
ers' list for election boards. Attorney
General Brown hat held that chapter
209 ot the last tesslon laws, which
also defines the voters' list should
govern. The opinion wat given In
response to a request by District At
torney Evans, of Multnomah county.
Chapter 225, the attorney general
points out primarily Intends to pro
vide for permanent registration ot
TROPICAL HURRICANE DEVASTATES
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Five hundred persons are believed to have lost their liveB In the tropical hurricane that raged over the lower
Mississippi valley. The extent of the tremendous damage wrought has not yet been fully calculated, but probably
the figure will be well over $12,000,000. The upper photograph shows the wreckage of the railway depot and St.
John's Rowing club buildings at West End, on Lake Pontchartraln near New Orleans. The lower photograph
shows the wreck of a ferry boat, barge and gasoline boat at the Tugger landing on the Mississippi river.
When the last girder of the 19,000-ton bridge over Hell Gate, New York city, was put Into place recently, the
largest, heaviest and most expensive structure of its kind in the world was nearly completed. The bridge, built
for the New York Connecting railroad, Is 1,017 feet long and its cost Is $12,000,000.
VON HINDENBURG IN WOOD
This huge wooden statue of Field
Marshal von Hlndenburg was un
veiled recently in llerllu In the pres
ence of many notables. Its making
required 52,000 pounds of alderwood
Gold, llver and iron nails are being
driven into It by the donors to war
hospital funds. The ploture, taken
during ths unveiling ceremonies,
shows a Zeppelin hovering overhead.
"Smokeless powder has done away
with the smoke of battle and these
patent silencers have stilled the can
"Just so. And It Is pretty rough on
us descriptive writers, I can assure
you." Louisville Courier-Journal
Salted Her Opportunities.
"The good business mun turns every
thing weather, war, crops to prac
tical use in his business."
The speaker wat George W. Per
kins, the millionaire ot New York.
"Just at ire clever girl turns every
thing to practical use toward getting
settled In life, you know. I said the
other day to a girl:
"'Well, did you learn to swim this
'Oh. yet,' the answered; 'seven
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EXPLOSION SHATTERS OKLAHOMA TOWN
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Many persons were killed or Injured and great damage done to property
in Ardmore, Okla., by the explosion of a tank car of gasoline and the result
ing explosion of a quantity of dynamite in the railroad yards. This photo
graph of the east wall of the Whlttington hotel shows how numerous build
ings were shattered.
AS IT SEEMS TO US
There's one time that a girl Just
lovet to practice on the piano, and
that's when her mother wants ber to
help wipe the dishes.
Whenever the devil gett dissatisfied
with the way things are going In the
world he turns loose a tew more hypo
crites. It society wasn't so shallow nine
tenths ot the people that go wading In
it would soon either become water
locaed or drown.
MSBjtWpff' HlBI'itlWMffMtMtP l
A whole lot of alrll in tn tha ...
shore simply for the purpose of being
saved from drowning and marrying the
husky euy who pulled them out of the
Lancaster You ought to feel very
happy, old fellow, now that you art
married to Bondcllpper't only daugh
ter. Benedict I do. Why, 1ft Just like
catching a train I thought I wat going
to mlat. Puck