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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1915)
TWELVE KILLED IN
Twister Hits Great Bend, Kan.,
Injuring Oyer 100.
FIFTY RESIDENCES QUICKLY DEMOLISHED
Flour Mills, Water and Light Plant
Destroyed Fire Adds 1o Dis
asterHalf Million Loss.
Great Bend, Kan. Twelve persons
were killed and more than 100 injured,
many of them seriously, in a tornado
which swept through the residence sec
tion of Great Bend at 7 :30 o'clock
The property loss is estimated at
half a million dollars.
The city water plant, a laundry,
three flouring mills, the Santa Fe de
pot and 60 residences were demolished.
Santa Fe passenger No. 6 narrowly
escaped the path of the twister,
which swept through the southern part
of the city.
Several thousand sheep were killed,
the animals being hurled into the air
as the cyclone struck their feeding
The city is in total darkness, with
out water supply.
Every available man is tearing
through the debris in an effort to res
cue many imprisoned.
Great damage was done in the coun
try southwest of here, from which di
rection the cyclone approached, with
Many of those injured were caught
beneath their homes, which were
picked up from their foundations and
twisted and crushed into a mass of
Fire broke out In several of the res
idences struck, and as the city was
without Are protection, they burned to
Walnut Creek, Moses Brothers and
the Hulme company were the three
flouring mills destroyed. In these
structures several men working night
shifts were killed.
A long string of freight cars wre
overturned by the cyclone when the
Santa Fe depot crashed in.
The path three-quarters of a mile
long and several blockB wide was cut
through the residence district. Here
the heaviest toll of life was exacted,
The people of the town immediately
responded as voluntary rescuers' and
the work of searching the ruins pro
gressed in a steady downpour of rain
that followed the cyclone.
More than 40 of the injured are be
ing cared for in a local hospital.
FhyBicians from nearby towns were
The storm followed a pecular day,
A hard wind blew in fitful gusts from
the south and the sky was overcast
with heavy clouds. Toward evening
the atmosphere becasme sultry and
rain fell in dashing showers, coupled
with a brilliant electrical, display.
The storm came from the southwest
and the huge funnel-shaped cloud was
plainly visible during the lightning
Courageous Girl Rescues four
From Burning Home With Ladder
Aberdeen, Wash. One by one Mrs.
John Baretich and her three children
were carried down a ladder from the
second story of their burning home to
safety early Thursday morning by
Miss Hilda Hopla, who was staying at
the Baretich home while Mr. Baretich
was in Seattle in search of work. All
other avenues of escape were blocked
by the flames.
Percy Kelshaw, the 13 year old son
of Mrs. Baretich, died in an attempt
to make his way through the flames in
the lower part of the house and fell
almost within Bight of the rescuers.
Advertising Aids Church.
Pittsburg Advertising as the means
of increasing church membership re
ceived the strong indorsement of Rev,
Edwin A. Rumball, of Boston, at the
Slst annual meeting of the Unitarian
Conference of the Middle States and
Canada here. "The Unitarians," he
aid, "are prepared to spend thousands
of dollars on their publicity and adver
tising work. Last year alone showed
an increase of 200,000 pamphlets dis
tributed." He also referred to the
generous space taken by the churches
of the denomination in newspapers,
Two Submarines Are Sunk.
London Telegrams received here
from Algeciras, Morocco, by way of
Madrid, report a British cruiser has
sunk two German submarines, in the
Straits of Gibraltar.
Puis A disoatch to the Havas
Agency from Athens dated Tuesday
says: "The newspaper &airoi says it
has received assurances from reliable
that Rritish tornedo boat de
stroyers captured a German submarine
in Greek waters last weeK, WKing tne
German Parcels Stopped.
Rnrlin fRv wireless to Savville. N
Y.) The suspension of the parcel post
urvire from Germany to America is
explained in official circles as having
been due to the fact that the Holland
American line informed the German
authorities it waa unable longer to
carry parcels owing to the interference
of the British.
Parcel met traffic from the United
States to Germany, however, baa not
Several British Generals Recalled
London Official' announcement was
made here that several British gener
als had been recalled from the front
since the war began. Harold J. Ten,
nant, parliamentray nnder-secretary of
War. said none of them had been aJ
lowed to resign or retire.
SUBMARINE SINKS ITALIAN LINER;
150 LIVESARE REPORTED LOST
Rome, via Paris The Italian liner
Ancona was sunk Wednesday by a
large submarine flying the Austrian
colors. She carried 422 passengers
and 160 in the crew.
It is reported that 150 lives have
Two hundred and seventy survivors,
some of them wounded, have been
landed at Blzerta.
New York The Ancona sailed from
New York for Naples on October 17.
She had on board 1245 Italian renerv-
sts and a general cargo. She arrived
at Naples on October 29 and was due
to sail from Naples for New York at
She had a gross tonnage of 8210,
was 482 feet in length and 58 feet
All of her officers, engine-room force
and members of the crew were aliens
who shipped from Italy.
For several months before Italy's
entrance in the war the Ancona was
engaged in carrying home' Italian re
servists from this country and supplies
tor me Italian government, un one
of her trips from New York to Naples
late in August last year the Ancona
was stopped by the British at Gibral
tar and 24 Germans and one Austrian
were taken off the ship.
Late last summer the Ancona left
here for Italy with 75,000 bushels of
wheat, 2000 tons of hay and 500 horses
for the Italian government. On the
same voyage she carried 300 Italians
in the steerage who went back be
cause, it was said at the time, they
could not get work in the New York
William Hartfield, general manager
of the Italian line, characterized the
sinking of the Ancona as "an unneces
sary crime" and "absolute murder."
He immediately cabled the Naples
office of his Arm, asking for all infor
mation regarding the disaster.
Although he had no list of her pas
sengers, Mr. Hartfield said the Ancona
on her last few voyages to this country
had carried 300 or 400 passengers,
among them several American citizens,
in the first cabin and in the steerage.
Most of her passenger liBt, Mr. Hart
field said, "had been made up of
women and children." He believed
she carried a large number of women
and children on her present voyage.
The Ancona, at no time- said Mr.
Hartfield, carried guns or munitions of
war, because it was against the rules
of the company to carry munitions on
the same vessel with passengers.
The Ancona has been in the Italian
line service for Bix years andj with her
cargo was valued at more than $1,
Hindu Pamphlet Containing Bryan
Ideas Barred From Mails to India
San Fancisco A pamphlet in Hindu
containing extracts from William J.
Bryan s British Kule In India, was
excluded Wednesday from the United
States mails to India at the request of
the British government, according to
an announcement by Ram Chandra,
editor of the Hindu Gadar, published
The pamphlet is made up of 16
pages, containing extracts from Mr,
Bryan s book, and is entitled Angan
di Gawahl," which in English means
British Rule in India."
After sending copies to India from
San Francisco, Ram Chandra received
a formal notice from Postmaster Fay.
I have to inform you, said the no
tice, "that the government of Idnia
has prohibited the importation into
British India of any cony of the
pamphlet entitled 'Angan di Gawahl,'
published by Yugantar, San Farncisco,
whatever may be the language in
which the pamphlet referred to may be
Under these circumstances it will
be necessary for this office to decline
to accept for mailing to British India
copies of the pamphlet referred to."
Mr. Bryan s book, an arraignment
of the British government of India, is
based on personal investigation made
on his tour around the world several
years ago. Mr. Bryan charges that
the British, with the aid of native
Princes, have been exploiting the peo
ple to the extent of driving countless
numbers of Hindus into famine every
Possibility of War Rules.
Omaha In an address at the Uni
versity Club Wednesday Senator Hitch
cock advocated the development of na
tional defense along practical and ef
fective lines. Preparations should
be made, not because war is probable.
but because it is possible. Five days
before the breaking out of the Euro
pean war," he declared, "99 out of
100 persons would have declared it im
possible, "let, said he, "it came
and it aroused the American people to
the fact that war is possible, even to
nations that try to avoid it."
Shanghai Governor Slain.
Shanghai Admiral Tseng Ju Cheng,
governor of the Shanghai district, was
assassinated Wednesday. His secre
tary, who was with him at the time,
waa seriously wounded. Tseng Ju
Cheng, who was a member of the mon
archist party, with his private secre
tary, was motoring to the Japanese
consulate to attend the coronation re-
cepiton when at the Garden Bridge
two revolutionists fired 18 shots at
them from automatic pistols. Tseng
Ju Cheng was immediately taken to
hospital, but died shorlty afterwrd.
Czar Expects 6-Year War.
London "The reorganization -and
extensive changes which are being in
troduced in the Russian army," aays
the Morning Post's Petrograd corres
pondent, "plainly indicate that the
Russians contemplate a long struggle.
They are making preparations for
war lasting five year more. These
preparations are not solely against the
Germans. The Russians believe Ger
many ia expending her last energies to
stir up the Mussulman Orient
Brand Whitlock, American minister
to Belgium, wa compelled by III health
to take a leave of absence and come
home to recuperate.
BOOKER T WASHINGTON, FORE
MOST NEGRO EDUCATOR, IS DEAD
Tuskegee, Ala. Brooker T. Wash-
Ington, foremost teacher and leader of
the negro race, died early Sunday at
his home here near the Tuskegee insti
tute, of which he was founder and
president. Hardening of the arteries
following a nervous breakdown caused
the death four hours after Dr. Wash
ington arrived from New York.
Although he had been failing in
health lor several months, the negro
leader's condition became serious only
last week while he was in the East,
He then realized the end waa near, but
was determined to make the last long
trip south. He had said often :
I was born in the South, have lived
all my life in the South, and expect to
die and be buried in the South.
Accompanied by his wire, his secre
tary and a physician, Dr. Washington
left New York for Tuskegee at
'clock Friday afternoon. He reached
home at midnight Saturday and died at
:40 in the morning. His last public
appearance was at the national con
ference of Congregational churches in
New York, where he delivered a lec
ture October 25.
A widow, three children, and four
grandchildren survive. John H. Wash'
ington, a brother, is superintendent of
industries at Tuskegee institute.
Booker T. Washington was born a
slave near Hale'B Ford, Franklin
county, Va., about 1858.
iring On Ancona's Lifeboats Is
Denied by Austrian Government
Berlin The Austro-Hungarian ad
miralty have officialy announced that
the Italian steamship Ancona. attempt
ed to escape at full speed after a warn
ing Bhot had been fired across her bows
and that the vessel stopped only after
being shelled several times by an Aus
The statement issued by the Aus
trian admiralty, after declaring the
foreign press had spread false rumors
regarding the Ancona incident, says
the sinking took place as follows :
"The submarine fired one shot in
front of the Ancona's prow, where
upon the Bteamer fled at full speed, in
accordance with the order issued by
the Italian authorities, which instructs
ship commanders to flee or sink the
submarine. The submarine pursued
the steamer and continued firing, but
the vessel stopped only after being
hit several times.
'The submarine allowed 45 minutes
for the passengers and crew to aban
don the steamer, on board of which
panic reigned, but only a small number
of boats were lowered, and these were
occupied principally by the crew.
"A great number of boats, probably
sufficient to save all the passengers,
"After a period of 60 minutes, and
as another steamer was approaching,
the submarine submerged and torpe
doed the Ancona, which sank after an
additional 45 minutes.
"If any of the passengers lost their
lives, this was due to the fault of the
crew, because the steamer tried to es
cape after it had received orders to
stop and then the crew only saved
themselves and not the passengers,
"Reports published in the foreign
press that the submarine fired on the
Ancona's lifeboats are mendacious in
ventions. When the steamer stopped
the submarine ceased firing."
Spy Will Tell of Plots.
New York Robert Fay, who, with
four others, is held on a charge of at
tempting to blow up munition ships,
had a long talk in the Tombs Monday
with William J. Flynn, chief of the
United States Secret Service, and as
result, it was said, he offered to turn
state's evidence. Fay's reported offer
to aid the government in its efforts to
get at the bottom of the conspiracy in
this country to destroy ships carrying
munitions to the allies, followed the
return here from Washington of the
Russia to Tax Incomes.
Petrograd Pierre L. Bark, Russian
minister of flnnace, in a preamble to
the budget for 1916, estimates the
general deficit at about 327,000,000
rubles ($63,600,000), which will be
covered by credit operations. The min
ister says he considers it necessary to
introduce new sources of revenue, first
by direct taxation, but chiefly by
general graduated income tax. M,
Bark points out that the expenses of
the war which, in the event of the
war's continuing, will amount toward
the end of 1916 to $4,000,000,000.
Corn Sold to Germany.
Berlin, via wireless to Savville, N,
Y. Bulgaria has sold to the German
buying commission 20,000 tons of corn
for immediate export on the Danube
river, according to the Overseas News
Agency. It is expected shipments
will be in progress by the way of the
Nish-Belgrade railway soon.
Under an agreement just concluded
the entire Bulgarian surplus of provis
ions and fodder will be placed at the
disposal of Germany.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Portland Wheat: Bluestem, 941c;
forty-fold, 93c; club, 90c; red Fife,
88c; red Russian, 87c.
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $24
per ton; shorts, $26; rolled barley,
Corn White, $36 per ton; cracked,
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $15
((116; valley timothy, $1218; alfalfa,
$13.6014.50: cheat, $9(810; oats and
Vegetables Artichokes, 75c$l per
dozen; tomatoes, California, $11.60;
cabbage, 90c hundred; garlic, 15c
pound; peppers, 45c; sprouts, 89c;
iggplant, 4 (8) 6c; horseradish, 8jc;
cauliflower, 76c $1.25; celery, 60
75c dozen; beans, 88Jc.
Green Fruits Apples, 75c$1.75
per box; pears, $11. 50; grapes, 86c
$1.S6 crate; casabas, l)c pound;
cranberries, $9.6011 per barrel.
Potatoes Oregon, 8590c; Yaki
ma, $1 per sack; sweet $1.902 per
Onions Oregon, buying prices, $1,
o. b. shipping point.
Eggs Oregon ranch, buying prices:
No. 1, 40c; No. 2, 80c; No. 8, 20c.
Jobbing prices: No. 1, 42c; Oregon
Poultry Hens, 1214e; springs,
13c; turkeys, 17(f518c turkeys, dressed,
22c; ducks, white, 1415c; colored,
12c; geese, 10llc.
Butter City creamery, cubes, ex
tras, selling at 8 lie; firsts, 29c;
prints and cartons, extra. Prices paid
to producers : Country creamery, 24
28c, according to quality, butterfat,
premium quailty, 83c; No. 1 average
quality, 8c; No. 2, 29c.
Veal Fancy, 9J10c pound.
Pork Block, 7J8c pound.
Hops 1916 crop, 812c pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1825c;
valley, 2526; fall lambs' wool, 25c;
mohair, Oregon, 28c pound.
Cascara bark Old and new, 8l4c
Cattle Choice steers, $6.607;
good, S66.25; medium, $5.266.75;
choice cows, $5(5)5.50; good, $4.50
75; medium, $3.754.26; heifers,
$3.606; bulls, $34.60; stags, $4.60
Hogs Light, $6.256.30; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $4.756.25; ewes,
$46.60; lambs, $5.607.86.
Halibut, Cranberries and Turkeys In.
Tacoma Halibut is now to be had
on the local market in any reasonable
quantity, wholesale dealers having re
ceived a shipment of 80,000 pounds.
This is one of the largest shipments
received here for some time. Although
the fish has been rather scarce at vari-
times during the season, dealers
say they now expect no trouble in ob
taining plenty of this popular fish,
The priceB of 77J cents a pound are
very reasonable, it is said, for this
time of the season and the quality of
the fish was never better.
The first shipment of late cranber
ries arrived on the local produce mark?
et this week. The beries found in
stant favor at $9.6010.60 a barrel,
A plentiful supply is on hand to meet
the demand and no difficulty will be
experienced in getting enough for the
trade throughout the season, say deal
ers, who praise the quality of those re
Eggs are firmer and may go up
within a few days. The surplus haB
been exhausted. The trade will not
touch the eetrs at a prico above 41
cents, but when it gets below that
price the demand increases and soon
wipes out the surplus, which is small
because of the scarcity of the prod
Turkeys opened whoesale here at 28
cents a pound, the first shipment from
Oregon being received.
These fowl retails at 30 cents a
pound. The shipment was small and
brought here just as a "feeler."
Dealers, however, do not believe
prices will go much Jower than those
Failures Fewer Than Year Ago.
Some increase in the country's busi
ness mortality is not unusual at mis
period of the year, and no special sig
nificance attaches to the rise in the
commercial death rate during October..
Total insolvencies, as reported by R.
G. Dun & Co., numbered 1599, or 185
more than in the previous month and
the largest since July, while several
defaults of exceptional size helped to
swell the liabilities to $25,522,380, as
against $16,208,070 in September and
anaverasre of about siv.uuu.uuu ior
the four months prior to that time
When comparison is made with Octo
ber. 1914. however, the showing is
favorable, not only from a numerical
standpoint, but also in respect to the
aggregate indebtedness. Then 1686
concerns failed, owing $29,72,187, in
1913 only 1434 suspensions occurred
and the amount Involved was $20,245,
466, though In that year practically
200 more reverses were reported in
October than in September.
Rutabagas In Market.
Tacoma Rutabagas of unusually fine
quality from North Yakima made their
first appearance this season on the
local produce market and sold at once
at 1J cents a pound. Turnips also
rolled in for the first, time this season
and met with as much favor as the
rutabagas. Local vegetables are off
the market, the last shipments being
in no condition to handle according to
dealers. Turnips are selling at the
same price as Ae rutabagas. Two
carloads of fine sweet potatoes from the
South were received this week.
Improved Tone In Butter Market.
Portland There Is a rather better
feeling in the butter market this week.
Fresh butter is moving out more freely
and there is also sn improved demand
for second grade. Egg prices are un
changed. Fresh s are extremely
scarce and there is ao opportunity to
bring in Eastern fro, owing to the
higher prices pnnrallioe in the Eastern
markets. Oregon iterate are homing
steady at 26(ul2'6 cents.
The poultry market was steady, with
moderate suppfy. Dressed turkeys
were quoted at 22 oent.
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Italian army. The tents even have windows.
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Prlnco Alexander of Serbia (left) and Admiral Trowbridge of England watching an observer operating a range
flnder at the front Admiral Trowbridge headed the first expedition of British troops sent to the aid of the Serbians.
Workmen In a munitions factory
ment to the front. All of them have
811k hosiery becomes Increasingly
popular. American factories turned
out 169,000 pairs in 1899, 6,213,000
pairs In 1909 and still larger quantities
A steel and concrete campanile, 302
feet high, being erected at the Univer
sity of California In memory of one of
the founders of the Institution, will be
the highest memorial tower In the
United States, except the Washington
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ITALIAN FIELD HOSPITAL NEAR THE FRONT
the front, shows the up-to-date emergency hospitals that are used by the
AND BRITISH WORK TOGETHER
In W I
FOR THE FRONT
noar London packing chlorine for ship
to wear respirators.
Fearing the pest which destroys the
mulberry tree, thereby menacing the
silk industry, France has prohibited
the Importation of cut flowers from
Italy between May 1 and November
Many English litterateurs have been
famous swimmers, with Byron, who
swam the Hellespont, leading the ar
ray. Shelley was a clever swimmer,
and John Wilson, who wrote under the
penname of Christopher North, fre
quently circumnavigated " Loch Lo
ELABORATE FRENCH TRENCH
View of a French trench in the Ar
gonne region. Above men are seen
on the firing shelf, and below them Is
the entrance to one of the numerous
Pso In Precious Stones.
For a land that is rich In minerals
of all kinds the United States seems to
have a very poor output of precious
or semiprecious stones. About the
best that we can do Is to produce plen
ty of turquoise, and of this the mines
last year yielded $4,000 more than tho
year before. Diamonds in the rough
were once picked up in Kansas and
opals and rubles In one or two of the
southern states, but the unromantlo
government experts, after an investi
gation, Informed the purchasers of the
"mines" that they had been "let in on
rather crudely salted properties." But
that the prospectors are busy In this
country may be gathered from the re
cent discovery of turquoise deposits
In Nevada, pink beryl In Maine, sun
stone In Arizona and amazon stone at
White Plains, Just north of this city.
New York Sun.
Boy Catches 6hark.
Herbert Young, fifteen, caught
shark weighing 67 pounds off Wallace
Rocks In Casco bay, Maine. The catch
was made on a common cod line and
the young man with the help of his
father and Eugene W. Goss of Auburn,
who were In the boat with him, had
a hard tussle landing the big fellow.
It was finally done with the help of t
Smith "Has Brown any capitalf
Jones "No; but he gives employment
to a large number of men." Smith
"What do they do?" Jones "Oh,
they try to collect the money due hit
The Hiding Place.
"My dear, I don't think the guests
liked your caviar sandwiches."
"Why, they are all gone from the
"Yes, I found most of 'em Inside ths
grand nlano." 1