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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1915)
OF CURRtNT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHOL
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Mayor Hi Gill, of Seattle, hag learn
ed to dance.
Wilson finished writing his message
London trade unionists refuse to
work without their customary allot
ment of beer.
Detectives in Tacoma frustrated a
scheme to defraud a firm of grain
brokers of $7000.
Fire horses of Portland, retired by
auto apparatus, will be purchased by
the State National Guard.
It is predicted that the administra
tion's ship purchase bill will be de
feated in the next congress.
A miBchievious lad liberated several
mice in a Portland moving picture
house. A near-panic followed.
General Villa and his troops are
nearing the border and more trouble is
expected for the United States.
Representative Witherspoon, of
Mississippi, known as the "little navy"
leader, dies suddenly at his home.
A tornado in a thickly settled farm
ing community near Hot Springs, Ak.,
killed ten and injured about thirty.
Death sentence has been passed upon
668 rebels in Formosa, and most of
them have already been carried out.
It is reported from Berlin that Rus
sia is planning to move on Bulgaria,
but the point of attack is Btill a mys
tery. Mexican bandits dynamited a train
on the National Railway and it Is re
ported about eighty persons were
Most of the Oregon exhibit at the
San Francisco fair, will be permanent
ly planted in the Chamber of Com
merce at Portland.
Jacob S. Coxey, commander of the
historic idle army which stormed
Washington, D. C, in 1894, will run
for the senate from Ohio.
The Democratic National committee
is planning to hold the presidential
convention much earlier than usual,
probably the firBt of June.
A man in Seattle kills himself In
crowded street to attract publicity to
a book he had written and expected it
to be published in the newspapers.
Rancher near Prairie City, Or.,
gives each of his three small daugh
ters cyanide pellets and takes one him
self. All four died from the effects.
Three gold medals will be bestowed
on as many American women by
France, because of their great devo
tion to the work of aiding the needy.
CiX-rresment Tart declared in a
speech before the New York Teachers'
association, that he believed the Fed
eral government could and should give
aid to education in the several states,
France has given order calling youth
of classs of 1917 to arms. These boys
are from 17 to 19 years of age, and
the order requires a minimum training
of five months before entering active
A prisoner In a Tacoma jail on a
charge of smuggling offers to discoBe
extensive operations of a gang of Ger
man sympathizers, who he claims set
fire to Pier 14 at Seattle recently and
also exploded a scow-load of dynamite
awaiting shipment to Russia.
Another munitions plant is blown up
at Parry Sound, Unt.
The British empire capital wealth is
estimated at $130,000,000,000.
The world's corn crop Is estimated
t three and a half billion bushels.
Assistant bank examiner of Califor
nia is arrested charged with embezzle
Seattle experiences wind velocity of
44 miles an hour, besides a fierce thun
Olympia officials are Investigating
an alleged theft of $15,000 from the
state Industrial insurance fund.
The keynote of President Wilson's
message to congress will be prcpnred
ness for war arid coast defense.
Brand Whitlock, minister to Bel
glum, accompanied by his wife, Is pay
ing a nying visit to Washington, and
other cities In this country.
British capture another American
vessel, the Kankakee, at Uuenoa Ayres.
This steamer is listed by the British
government aa "suspected" as to her
Assurances of King Constantlne of
Greece, are given the entente powers
that he has no intention of disarming
or interning allied troops, mainly the
Serbians, who are attempting to escape
into that country.
A tidal wave off the Oregon coast
dashes the Hotel Bar View into the
ocean and does considerable damage to
Expenditure of large sums of money
used against the neutrality of the
United States, are traced by govern
ment official to attache of the Ger
man embassy. .
Sinking of a Turkish transport which
was carrying 600 soldier acroa the
Sea of Marmora 1 reported In a me'
sage from Zurich. The message say
the transport struck a mine and nearly
fOOD AND WAR CONDUCT ARE
PARAMOUNT TOPICS OF REICHSTAG
Berlin, via London The Reichstag
assembled for its sixth war session a
sessoin which takes place under the in
fluence of two absorbing topics of the
present moment, namely, the regula
tion of the food supply and the aims
and the conduct of the war.
The session will, it Is understood, be
marked by the introduction of a new
vote of credit for the war, presumably
for the accustomed amount of $2,500,
000,000, although no definite announce
ment in this respect has been made.
The actual items already announced
for the working program of the session
include a bill for the modification of
punishments for minor offenses under
martial law, discussion of the govern
mental report against the reducition of
the age limit for old-age pensions from
70 to 65 years, and minor legislative
It is generally expected, on the
other hand, that the members of parli
ament will take this occassion to
Walter Scholz Is one of the men
held In New York on charges of con
spiring to blow up munitions and
steamships and damage American mu
nition factories. He Is a brother-in-
law of Robert Fay, the alleged chief
launch a general criticism of the meas
ures for the regulation of the food sup
ply, on which the government - has
promised to submit a memorandum to
the reichstag, and that certain ele
ments, notably the radical wing of the
Socialists, will insist on bringing into
the discussion the ultimate aims of the
war and the terms on .which Germany
could profitably make peace.
Whether Chancellor von Bethmann-
Hollweg will be drawn by this discus
sion Into a statement more or less defi
nite on the subject is uncertain.
A newspaper statement coming from
Major Ernest Basaermann, one of the
parliamentary leaders, who has been
in preliminary conferences with the
chancellor, asserts that the chancellor
will deliver an important speech on
the foreign and internal policies and
food supply question.
It Is anticipated that the chancellor
probably will make a speech probably
two but it seems uncertain whether
he will touch at all on the delicate sub
ject of the German peace program.
English Soldiers Use Gas
On London Peace Meeting
London Canadian and Australian
soldiers, with a Bprinkling of British
territorials, Tuesday took charge of
Memorial hall, where the "Union of
Democratic Control," an organization
which Is opposed to conscription and
favors peace, waB advertised to hold a
meeting, and unceremoniously threw
the speakers from the platform and
turned the gathering into a recruiting
ihe soldiers succeeded In gaining
admittance with tickets other than
those circulated to the members of the
union, and forming themselves at the
top of the staircase leading to the
great hall and galleries, forcibly took
possession of the building.
Bombs that contained "asphyxiating
gaBes were launched and then the boI-
diers took the platform by storm,
Several of the speakers, Including the
leader of the union, sought refuge in
an anteroom, aa did the women who
were distributing leaflets.
Suit to Regain Bet Lost.
Little Rock, Ark. John H. Rump-
ing, of Helena, Mont., was denied a
county judgment of $3788 against the
Arkanass National bank of Hot
Springs, which he charged he lost in
the fake horse-racing schemes operat
ed three years ago. Rumping put up
a draft for $3788 on a horse entered In
one of the fake races, made payable to
toward Spear. Spear collected the
draft through the bank. The Supreme
court affirmed a verdict of recovery
aganiiit Spear, but held the bank was
not cognizant of the fraud.
Road Earnings Grow.
Chicago Gross earnings of the Unit
ed States railroads making weekly re
turns continue to show steady expan
sion, the total of all roads that have so
far reported for the first two weeks in
November amounting to $18,400,000,
an Increase of 15.9 per cent as com
pared with the corresponding period a
year ago. One or two roads continue
to report smaller earnings than last
year, but the loss in every instance is
small and the comparison of these lines
is not particulary unfavorable In these
Aeroplane Sink U-Boat.
London A German submarine, at
tacked by a British aeroplane off Mid-
delkerke on Sunday, waa sent to the
bottom according to the official report
to Field Marshal French which was
given out by the Press bureau. ' The
submarine, says Field Marshal French
was seen to break In half. The British
commander further reports much aetiV'
ity on the part of the artillery and th
air craft, no less than 15 encounter in
WHEAT IN STORAGE
Canadian Government Suddenly
Seizes Cereal Crop.
GRAIN REQUIRED BY GREAT BRITAIN
Order Affects 20,000,000 Bushels in
Eastern Elevators Price Not
Yet Fixed by Dominion.
Ottawa, Ont. The Canadian govern
ment has commmandeered all high
grade wheat in elevators from Fort
William, on Lake Superior, to the At
The action was taken under the spe
cial war act by the Canadian Grain
commission. The wheat seized was of
grades No. 1 hard and Nos. 1, 2 and 3
northern. It was the property of grain
shippers and millers. That taken is
all which on Saturday night was in the
public elevators at Fort William, Port
Arthur, Midland, Tiffin," Port Mc
Nichol, Collingwood, Coderich, Kings
ton, Fort Colborne, . Prescott, Quebec
St. John, Montreal and Halifax.
A revised estimate places the
amount at about 20,000,000 bushelB.
A considerable amount is the property
of American grain dealers.
The grain was taken Saturday night,
so that grain exchanges should be
affected as little as possible. It is
officially announced that the price will
be fairly adjusted and the graingrow-
ers paid promptly by the Canadian
government. It Is estimated that
there still is in Canada, in the hands
of farmers and dealers west of Fort
William, 150,000,000 bushels surplus
of wheat available for export. It is
expected that most of this will be
taken in the future for the use of
Great Britain, France and Italy.
The domestic supply of Russia is
more than sufficient to meet the needs
of that country. Had the Dardanelles
been forced, the surplus of Russian
wheat would have made the present
wnue the wheat just taken was
commandeered to fill an oder from the
British government for a large quan
tity of wheat, it is understood that
most of it will be shipped to Italy.
Ihe Canadian government will look
after the transportation of the grain
to the Atlantic seaboard and from
there its shipment across the Atlantic
will be undertaken by the British gov
ernment in the same way that ship
ments of oats and hay have been hand
led for the past year.
German Object in Serbia
Gained and Operations Close
Berlin, via London With there oc
cupation of Rudnik, the capture of
2700 prisoners and the flight of the
scanty remains or the Serbian army
into the Albanian mountains, Ger
many's operations against Serbia have
been brought to a close, Bays the offr
cial statement issued at the headquar
ters of the general staff.
The object of these operations the
opening of communications with Bul
garia and the Turkish empire has
been accomplished, it is asserted.
London The greater portion of
what remains of the Serbian northern
army is believed to have crossed into
the mountains of Albania and Monte
negro, where the Serbs are continuing,
with the aid of King Nicholas troops
and supplies, which are reaching them
from the Adriatic, to offer stern rests
tance to the AuBtro-German and Bui
Like the Belgains, however, the Ser
bians hold only a fringe of their coun
try, which widens as it reaches the
southwestern corner, of which Monas-
tir is the center.
For Borne reason, variously1 ex
plained, the Bulgarians have halted
their march on Monastir. it is said in
some dispatches that, having reoccu
pied part of Macedonia, largely in
habited by their fellow nationals, the
Bulgarian people and government are
disinclined to push any farther west
Oil Men Join in Prayer.
Taft, Cal The oil men here took
refuge in prayer and practically every.
body connected with the oil industry
in this vicinity went to church Sunday
to hear a sermon preached by Rev,
Luther A. Rice on the subject of
"False Conservation." The sermon
dealt with the order of ex-President
Taft withdrawing certain oil lands and
the effect on the California industry
and this district, where the withdrawn
lands are situated, in particular. The
congregation was asked to pray that
congress pass remedial legislation,
$1,042,743 In Postal Bank.
Washington, D. C Only six cities
in the United States have greater de
posits In postal savings banks than
Portland, and Portland' deposits are
more than double those of any other
city in the Northwest. The statement
just itmed gives Portland' deposits at
$1,042,743, only $100,000 less than
that of San Francisco. Other North
western postal banks having more than
$100,000 in deposits are: Seattle,
$420,975: Tacoma, $418,207; Astoria,
$135,748; Bellingham, $121,236;
T. R.' Aid Held a Spy.
New Britain, Conn. Th Rev. Fred
erlck Kreiger, of this city, who hat
been engaged in miscionary work in
East Africa for many years, i being
detained in a British prison camp in
India on the suspicion that he it a Ger
man spy, according to information re
ceived by relative here.
During ex-President Roosevelt'
hunting trip In Africa, th Rev. Mr.
Kreiger accompanied him on several
Of General Interest
Certificates to Be Granted to
Successful State Teachers
Salem The public recognition may
be given to teachers of Oregon who
have proved themselves progressive
and successful in their work, J. A.
Churchill, superintendent of public in
struction, announces that all instruc
tors who meet the five requirements
as specified by him will be given pro
fessional teachers' certificates. These
certificates will certify that the hold
ers have not only taught successfully
during the preceding year, but that
they are progressive and have shown
a proper professional spirit in their
work. The certificate will be issued
by Superintendent Churchill upon the
recommendation of the county superin
tendent. While the certificate will not en
title the holder to teach, it is expected
to be of assistance to school boards in
helping them to choose efficient teach
ers. Ihe hve requirements necessary
for obtaining a professional teachers'
certificate follow :
First Having taught successfully
for at least eight months during 1915-
Second Having met all the require
ments for a teacher in a standard
school and having complied strictly
with the laws relating to fire dangers
and fire drills.
Third Having sent promptly to the
County superintendent all reports re
quested by him or required by law.
Fourth Having attended the annual
teachers' institute or teachers' train
ing school and at least one local insti
tute. Fifth Having read during the year,
under supervision of University of
Oregon or Oregon Agricultural college,
at least two books on the teachers'
reading circle list.
Cut-over Land Opened to- Settlers.
St. Helens The solution of the
logged-off land question has been sat
isfactorily Bolved by the St. Helens
Lumber company. The first unit of
its land, embracing 1500 acTes, has
been opened to settlement and will be
sold only to actual farmers and home
builders. The tract is a choice section of till
able land and four main roads traverse
the entire property. Yankton Center,
less than a mile from the center of the
firBt unit, has a good school, church,
store and postoffice.
The company Is the first large tim
ber concern in the Northwest to at
tempt to dispose of its cut-over lands
in this manner. This unit of land has
been surveyed and subdivided into
tracts to suit the small farmer.
Art Work Soon Released.
Ashland G. S. Butler and D. Peroz-
zie, benefactors of Lithia Park in this
city, have contracted for a Frill! mas
terpiece from the exposition grounds
in San Francisco with which to adorn
park surroundings. The cost will be
$3000, and the work of art will be re
leased from the Italian exhibit In De
cember. G. S. Butler, in behalf of his
stepfather, Jacob Thompson, a pioneer
of Southern Oregon of 1847, has also
purchased a statue of Abraham Lincoln
at a cost of $2500, at present in the
Italian exhibit which will be released
in order to be placed in the old set
tlers' cabin, Southern Oregon pio
neers, before the next annual reunion
of the old-time element In 1916 in
Ashland park surroundings.
Swinging Dial Scale Best.
Salem To avoid misunderstanding
concerning the kind of scales it is per
missible to use in weighing commodi
ties for the sale at public markets es
tablished in different towns of the
state, Fred G. Buchtel, deputy sealer
of weights and measures, announces
that scales with the ordinary swinging
dial, would be allowed. He said:
"Do not buy scales commonly known
as 'family scales' or of a similar type;
as the name implies, they are not nor
never were intended for use in trade,
are generally inaccurate and will not
pass inspection. Furthermore, scales
should be purchased subject to the ap
proval of the office of weights and
measures, with the privilege of re
turn if inaccurate."
Grant Cattle Starving.
Baker Because of the lack of feed,
caused by the early winter, many cat
tle are reported to have died in the
Hamilton country in Grant county and
ranchers expect .that many more will
be lost before relief it found. The hay
crop in that vicinity was short this
season and when the bad weather made
feeding impossible. The condition has
to affected the cattle market that the
prices are dropping, milch cows being
offered for as low as $40 head. Cat
tlemen in other parts of this district
also are having trouble in feeding.
Klamath Mining Activity Gaining.
Klamath Falls The Klamath Min
ing Milling company, an organiza
tion incorporated under the laws of Ne
vada, whose stockholders are business
men of this city, is making extensive
arrangement to continue development
work on its claims in the Jumbo dis
trict, near Virginia City. O. W. Rob
ertson, of this city, it president of the
company, and he declares that about
$10,000 hat been expended in develop
ment work. A crosscut has been driv
en at a depth of 500 feet, with some
thing like 100 feet yet to be cut
Railroad Builder Coming.
Roseburg S. A. Kendall of the firm
of Kendall Brother, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
and one of the principal stockholders
in the proposed Roseburg & Eastern
railroad arrived her this week. About
75 per cent of the right of way hat
been procured, and assurance have
been received that the remaining
right of way will be obtained without
trouble. Th investment of Mr. Ken
dall and hit associate her will total
Cameron house, in Washington,
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6ave occupied It, which has been rented by the Congressional Union for Equal Suffrage as its headquarters for the
great suffrage rally to be held in' Washington beginning the day congress convenes and lasting for a week or
more. This house Is just across Lafayette square from the- White House. The "little White House" will be
the scene of many conferences, mass meetings and social functions during suffrage week, and Mrs. O. H. P.
Belmont of New York, whose portrait Is Inserted, has already arranged to hold a big reception there on the eve
ning of the day that congress convenes.
This Is the first photograph to reach America showing the arrival of the allied expeditionary force at Sa
Ionlki for the relief of the Serbians. The boats loaded with British soldiers are about to be towod ashore.
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During the cold weather the new sleeping bags of sheepskin will be a
great boon to the soldiers of the allied troops. The lower photograph shows
one of the men comfortably incased. The upper photograph shows how the
bags are examined and folded before shipment. Urgent calls for more and
more of such bags are made In England.
The Austrian army Is up to date In metheds adopted to prevent disease.
Surgeons are here teen Inoculating soldiers against typhus, which ha been
epidemic In Serbia aud part of Austria.
ITEMS GATHERED UP
Young titmice are o greedy that
their parent sometimes provide them
with no lest than (.000 caterpillar a
English eloctrlclan have developed
a thoroughly waterproof tolephone
cable that weight only teven pounds
to the mil.
For refrigeration purposes a Call
forntan hat Invented machinery that
pump warm air out of ,a freight car
and replace It with cold-
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sometimes called the "little White House," because so many famous people
BRITISH TROOPS AT
Visiting cards made of sheet Iron
were one of Baron Krupp't specialties.
From 16 to 50 Brazil nuts grow In
one teed vessel, which It aa big at
a man't head.
Although Egypt's Irrigation works
have cost about IS3.000.000, they have
Increased the land value from 11,000.
000,000 to $2,000,000,000 In lest than
A New Jersey inventor bat patented
a cuspidor' with a removable' Inner
shell to hold Ita content!, surrounded
by a space tor disinfectants.
NEW PREMIER OF FRANCE
Aristide IJriand, who has succeeded
Vivianl as French premier, hat held
various cabinet positions and was pre
mier for two months early In 1913.
He la known as an exceptionally
strong man in national and interna,
Valuable Chinese Coins.
An American, who recently arrived
in Peking from the far Interior of Chi
na, had with him when he reached Pe
king a string of copper coins with
holes through the center such at b
had been using on his journey. Th
whole string, two feet In length, waa
deemed to be worth about ten or flf.
teen cents, for the colnt were only
the ordinary "cash" in current use In
the province of Shensi, from which the
traveler came; but upon examination
by a member of the American legation
who knows the Chinese language It
was found that some bore the marks
of emperors as far back as the year
284 B. C. On the string were "tasb"
representing every reign tlnce the be
ginning of the Chlng dynasty, many
of the Ming dynasty, and even th
dynasties that precede th latter.
New Japanese Industry.
The establishment of blast furnacea
at Penhalhu. Manchuria, China, by a
Japanese company, the Penhalhu Col
liery and Mining company, may be th
beginning of a great Industry. Th
hills northeast of that center are
known to contain large deposits of
iron ore, while coal and lime are
abundant and water power easily de
veloped. The producing capacity of
the furnaces Is planned to be 150 ton
per day. One furnace has already
been put Into blast, and the product
i helng shipped to Kobe, Japan..
all on board were drowned.
th air taking place on th 28th.