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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1915)
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Brief Resume of General News
Frcm Ml Around the Earth.
QQtSAL HAPPn IN A NUTSHQ1
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
The Federal baseball league haa quit
Seized "opium" valued $450,000 at
Ban Francisco, prove to be bogus
The French make considerable gain
at Hartmans-Weilerkopf, and capture
Canada will raise a total of 260,000
men for Engalnd; 136,000 have al
ready gone overseas.
It is estimated that the Federal gov
ernment will lose $250,000 in revenue
when Oregon goes dry.
Eighty-five thousand pupils of the
Chicago schools are absent because of
an epidemic of influenza.
The barkentine S. N. Castle is in
distress off the coast of Washington,
with six feet of water in her hold.
According to a dlBpatch an Austrian
submarine haa been captured by two
torpedo boata, presumably Italian.
Nine Portland lawyers win a dam
age suit for $10 started by a woman
over possession of a hen and eleven
A large number of cannon hidden by
the Serbs in their flight from Austria-Hungary,
have been recovered by
Voulntary retirement'of the British
in Gallipoli is denied by the Turks,
who claim the English were defeated
by their troops.
The Washington board of parole are
withholding the freedom of paroled
convicts until after January 1st, when
the state goes dry.
Fifteen hundred men working on the
Alaska railroad are icebound and will
be compelled to live through the win
ter on canned goods.
Members of the Ford peace party are
reported experiencing an epidemic of
grippe, Mr. Ford himself being unable
to appear at a meeting in Christiania,
The Roach Timber company of Mus-
catine, la., has raised $300,000 by
trust deed and will build a logging
railroad to its holdings near Sutherlin,
Twenty-iix food dealers of Washing
, ton, D. C, charged with raising prices
on eatables duing the first few months
of the war, pleaded guilty and were
fined $25 each.
A Central News dispatch from Am'
aterdam says that (Jjount Zeppelin,
builder of dirigibles, haa been elected
member of the first chamber of
The movement for an increase of
taxation by the German states has
begun with Baden, where the Diet has
Just passed a bill Increasing the in
come tax 20 per cent on incomes above
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, the famous
actress, is reported dying in Paris.
Great Britain now demands enlist
ment of her eligible to full strength.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, gave
considerable evidence before the grand
jury Investigating the activities of the
Labor National Peace Council in fo
menting strikes of employes in muni'
tlon plants. '
According to figures announced in
London the number of casualties in
Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria and Wurtem
burg up to November 80 were 2,624,-
460. Of thia number 484,228 men
were killed or died of their wounds,
854,198 were severely wounded, 27,674
died of disease and 881,149 were miss
ing. Naval casualties were not in
eluded in these figures.
The Northern hemisphere produced
in 1915 8,690,000,000 bushels of
wheat, an increase of 19.4 per cent.
An Athena dispatch to Reuter's
Telegram company says that a British
submarine has sunk the German
ateamer Leros and other craft in the
Sea of Marmora.
The nitro-glycerln plant of the Aetna
Powder company at Fayvlllo, 111., was
blown up when 8000 pounds of nitro
glycerin exploded. The explosion was
due to chemical reaction.
One woman is killed in Klamath
county, Oregon, and one man wounded
In a fued over ownership of a piece of
It is announced from Teheran, that
the Russians have occupied the town
of Kum, 80 mile southwest of Te
heran, after a great battle. The op
posing force was completely defeated,
The National Tidende, of Copen
hagen, print statement of a Dane
from Constantinople that the Krupps
works outside Constantinople have
been destroyed by bomb dropped by
Russian capture Bulgaria' chief
seaport at Varna on the Black Sea.
The city Ilea in ruins.
The attorney general of Illinois de
mands a grand jury investigation of
the death of the deformed child in
Chicago hospital, which was permitted
to die when a simple operation might
nave aavea it lire.
The European mm fly, which at
tack hone and cattle alike, has been
found to Interfere seriously with farm
operation In the West The depart
ment of agriculture Is planning to
temp oat the pest If possible.
ALL RAILROAD TRAffiC RECORDS
BROKEN fOR MONTH Of OCTOBER!
Chicago All records in the history
of railroad traffic were broken in Octo
ber, when the flood of export ship
ments for Europe, coupled with the
unusual peak of Autumn activity,
gross revenues of United States rail
ways were carried to a total of more
Simultaneously, for the first time in
aimoBt two years, expenses recorded
an increase over the year before.
These are features of figures for the
month compiled for roads which oper
ated mileage of more than 256,000
miles, omitting the smaller roads.
October, 1912, the previous record
month, reported a total of about $306,
000,000. The old record thus is beat
en bv about 87.000.000. Strikinsr as
this October gross seems against the
poor earnings of recent years, it is
SENATOR CHARLES S. THOMAS
Senator Charles 8. Thomas of Colo
rado, chairman of the senate com
mittee on woman suffrage, pacified the
suffragists by providing for a hearing
before the committee on the 8usan B.
Anthony amendment removing from
the ballot the qualification of ex.
noteworthy that the growth in three
years since October, 1912, was only
slightly more than 2 per cent.
Since then about 7600 miles of oper
ated mileage have been added. . Nor
mal growth in traffic, with which
ingle exceptional months cannot
wholly be compared, is considered
about 8 per cent a year.
Abnormal conditions in expenses.
which left in September a record-
bearking net revenue, continued in
October, and another new high point
for net was set at nearly $120,000,000,
over $7,000,000 above September's
Hardwood Lumber Yard Burns
At Portland With Great Loss
Damage of probably $100,000 to
$160,000 was caused to the plant of
the Emerson Hardwood company, at
Twentieth and North Front streets,
Portland, at 1 o'clock Tuesday morn'
The fire broke out in a dry kiln at
12:05 o'clock. One block of the yards
It was estimated that 200,000 feet
of hardwood lumber had been de
stroyed. It was valued at $60 to $160
a thousand feet, according to the
grades of wood.
The plant was located In North Port'
land between the Willamette Iron &
Steel Works and the Eastern & West
ern Lumber company, on the water
1 be Eastern & western plant was
not in any danger, but the firemen be
gan playing water on the iron works.
The Northern Pacific owl train, leav
ing Portand at 12:30 o'clock, was
halted by the fire.
The fire was most spectacular, being
visible through the mist from nearly
every part of the city.
Estate Goes to Charity.
New York Mrs. Laura S. Roekefel
ler, wife of John D. Rockefeller, who
died last March, left an estate valued
at $1,490,471, according to the ap
praisal filed in the Surrogate's court
The bulk of the estate, aa announced
when the will was probated, goes to
charitable and educational institutions.
Mrs. Rockefeller's wedding ring,
which she bequeathed to her son, is
apparised at $3. Her moat valuable
piece of jewelry, a diamond watch
chain, valued at $12,000, goes to her
daughter, Mrs. Edith McCormick.
Germany Draws Tighter.
The Hague Americana and other
neutrals are further restricted from
entering Germany under new regula
tions issued by the Gorman foreign
office. To obtain a vise of his pass
port, the holder will be compelled to
proceed personally to the German
diplomatic or consular office and pro
vide two photographs for filing, simi
lar to that affixed to the passport and
also show birth or naturalisation cer
tificate. The holder of the passport
must prove the urgency of hi journey,
and submit hi business paper.
War Airmen Not Citizen.
Washington, D. C State depart
ment officials have indicated that
action would be taken on demands for
the Internment of Elliott Cowdin, Nor
man Prince and William Thaw, three
Americans now home on furlough from
the French army. The department
probably will take the position that
when the three men joined the army of
foreign power they renounced their
Ameircan citisenehlp and entered this
country u soldier unarmed.
LA GRIPPE EPIDEMIC
COSTS MANY LIVES
Death Rate in Philadelphia Is
EXTREMES Of YOUTH AND OLD AGE HIT
Health Officers Warn Public to Keep
Away From Crowded Places
Many Industries Crippled!
Philadelphia The death rate from
the epidemic of la grippe now sweep
ing the state has been so high that
Samuel G. Dixon, state health commis
sioner, issued a statement at Harris
burg Saturday calling attention to the
seriousness of the situation and cau
tioning the public that if the disease
is to be avoided "sacrifice must be
"Keep out of crowded places," Dr"
Dixon says, "as one person having the
grippe may give it to a carload of
In this city 660 burial permits were
issued during the first three days of
the week, the majority of the deaths
being due directly or indirectly to la
grippe. This is more than double the
ordinary death rate. It is estimated
that nearly 16,000 persons in Philadel
phia alone ' are suffering 'with this
disease, which has been particularly
fatal to the very old and very young.
Attendance at all the public schools
has been greatly reduced, and in sever
al sections of the state school and col
leges have been forced to close.
Factories, department stores and
other business houses have also been
affected by the epidemic, and in many
instances the number of employed
obliged to remain at home had been so
great as to curtail operations seriously.
Hundreds of firemen and policemen are
confined to their homes with the dis
ease, while Philadelphia's rapid transit
company reports 400 of its employes
on the sick list.
Reports from Camden, N. J., are to
the effect that there are at least 1000
cases in that city.
60,000 Are III in Chicago.
Chicago Chicago doctors are work
ing at high speed, many of them mak
ing more than 60 calls a day.
Chicago business is battling againBt
the handicap of disablement of many
employes and lack of full efficiency of
many other thousands.
All this is due to la grippe, or to be
more accurate, to relatives of the old-
Although the epidemic is the most
serious since 1891, it is remarkable be
cause in no cutlures yet examined by
the health department has the organ
ism of true la grippe been found.
Isolation of every victim of the epi
demicforcible isolation by employ
ers, if necessary, of every employe
who attempts to work while Buffering
from the grip is urged by Dr. Karl
Meyer, superintendent of the Cook
county hospital. He said:
"I believe there are at least 60,000
persons seriously ill with la grippe in
Chicago. We have from 40 to 50
cases that come to the county hospital
every day. Because of the contagious
nature of the disease, we attempt to
take in only the moBt serious cases,
The others simply receive first treat
'From 38 to 45 out of 400 nurse
here are ill with la grippe. That in
dicates about the proportion of vic
tims all over town. Many doctors have
been or are ill.
"The epidemic is particularly dan
gerouB because it might be followed by
pneumonia or head infections. If the
victim doeB not thoroughly conquer the
germ he may become subject to chronic
Heney I City Attorney.
Santa Monica, Cal. Francis J. He
ney, who prosecuted the San Francisco
graft cases several years ago, haa ac
cepted the position of City attorney of
Santa Monica, tendered him by the
newly elected commissioners. His sal
ary has not been decided on. Mr.
Heney has made his residence here for
several months. In taking the post
tion Mr. Heney agreed to devote five
and a half hour each day to the city.
He said that he accepted the offer be-
case he desired to see what could be
done with commission government
American Airmen Home.
New York William Thaw, Norman
Prince and Elliott C. Cowden, Ameri
can aviators who have been serving
with the French army since the war
began, arrived here on the ateamshlp
Rotterdam on leave of absence for
Christmas. They said that approxl
mately 47 per cent of the aviators who
have heretofore enlisted have been lost
either through death or by capture or
As fast as the men drop out bow-
ever, there are many eager to take
Balloon Given to Militia.
New York A large balloon for use
of the signal corps or the coast artil
lery of the National Guard of New
York, and course of instruction in av
iation for member of the militia of
New Jersey, have been contributed to
the National aeroplane fund. The bal
loon was contributed by Robert Glen-
dending, a member of the Aero Club,
and the offer to train four member of
the militia comes from John F. Sloane,
an aeroplane manufacturer.
Edison Offer Plan.
New York Thomas A. Edison, at
recent meeting of the naval consulting
board at the Brooklyn navy yard.
offered to furnish the board with plan
and sueciflcationa for a laboratory of
physical research to cost $1,400,000,
to be used in the development of naval
Of General Interest
Official Directory Shows 300
Schools Above 8th Grade Work
The official directory recently issued
by Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, J. A. Churchill, shows that there
are about 300 schools in the state
which offer work above the eighth
grade, as follows : Forty-four offer
one year of secondary work; 65 offer
two years; 26 offer three years, and
165 offer four years of high school
work. Approximately 1100 teachers
are employed in the secondary schools,
about 70 per cent of whom are gradu
ates of colleges or universities, while
many more are graduates of technical
or normal schools. Colleges and uni
versities from every section of the
United States and from Europe are
represented among the high school
teaching forc6 of the state; but by far
the largest number of graduates of any
single institution come from the Uni
versity of Oregon, there being about
185 graduates of that institution teach
ing in the high schools of the state, A
very large percentage of the teachers
of the vocational high school subjects
are supplied by the Oregon Agricul
Manual Training Courses Popular.
There are 17,389 students pursuing
one or more of the live vocational
courses offered in the high schools of
Oregon, according to a report recently
issued by Superintendent of Public In
struction, J. A. Churchill. The Man
ual Training and Commerial courses
seem to be the most popular with the
students. There are now 5141 students
taking manual training, 2193 of whom
are in the high school and 2948 in the
grades. The total amount of equip
ment, consisting of benches, tools,
etc., amounts to $61,754.00. In the
commercial courses there are 4141 stu
dents enrolled, 3967 being in the high
school and 174 in the grades. The
value of the typewriters and other
equipment amounts to $40,605.00.
Manual Training is being taught in 70
high schools and commercial work in 71.
Students Judge Stock.
Perrydale Perrydale schools have
one of the largest industrial club or
ganizations in Polk county and there
are students enrolled in all 14 projects.
The Dairy Herd Record club has a
special organization of its own and the
boys make frequent trips into the
neighboring dairy ranches and score
the barns as well as the cattle. This
work is done under the supervision of
the Oregon Agricultural College ex
In addition to a lively industrial club
the district has the following organ
izatibns: Parents and teachers asso
ciation, brass band of 30 pieces, or
chestra, dramatic club, W. C. T. U.
organization and Athletic association,
Coyote Bounties $3.50.
Klamath Falls The Klamath Falls
County Court haa signed an order for
the payment of additional ' bounty
money for coyotes beginning January
I and continuing up to April 1. A de
termined effort is to be made to stamp
out the danger of a rabies epidemic in
Klamath county. The bounty offered
by the Btate will be reduced beginning
January 1 to $1.50, but, by the recent
order of the County court, Klamath
county will pay an additional bounty
of $2, making a total of $3.50. The
ranchers and business men of the Fort
Klamath country are offerng yet an
other sum of $2 each for coyotes.
Hood River Is Invested.
Hood River Members of the local
Commercial club are looking with in
terest on the proposed plans of the
new route between Portland and North
Yakima by way of this city. An offer
has been made to co-operate with the
Commercial club of White Salmon,
The people of the Trout Lake and
Camas Prairie districts of Northwest
ern Klickitat county, spurred on by the
completion of the Columbia River
Highway to this city, have made plans
to push a road up the base of Mount
Adams as foar aa the snow line next
Brookings Mill May Open.
Gold Beach Arrangements are re
ported to have been made by the
Owens Lumber company to take over
and operate the sawmill at Brookings.
The mill was built a year ago at great
expense, but was Bhut down last fall
on account of market conditions. It is
said to be the only mill on the CoaBt
from which vessels are loaded by
mean of an overhead cable tramway.
The Owens Lumber company owns a
large tract of redwood timber in the
northern part of Del Norte county,
Salem Entries Numerou.
Salem Silver Cup and cash prizes
offered for the best exhibits are at
tracting many of the best breeders In
this part of Oregon to enter the poul
try show of the Marion County Poultry
association. The show will be held in
Salem, January 11, 12, IS and 14. En
trie will close January 7. The Salem
Commercial club is assisting the poul
try association in arranging the show.
A the Marion County show will be
the only winter poultry exhibition in
the valley this year, many more en
trie than usual are expected.
Coyotes Prey Heavily on Sheep.
Gold Beach Sheepmen in Curry
county are alarmed at the Inroad be
ing made on their flock by coyotes,
which appear to be much more numer
ous than ever before. In view of con
dition prevailing here this winter
several owner of large band are plan
ning to give up heep raising.
County Ha Gravel Plant.
Albany Through the operation of a
county gravel plant which haa been
installed here, Linn county will be able
to procure gravel for road improv
ment at a low cost and will be able to
furnish it at all aeaaou of tie year.
ITALIANS CHARGING ON AUSTRIAN
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This squad of Italian soldiers had
'gon a detachment of Austrlans on scouting duty. The Austrians were all captured.
TEUTONS HURRYING MUNITIONS THROUGH BELGRADE
This photograph, one of the first
German and Austrian soldier on the
HOSPITAL IN A
Rd Cross hospital established
region known as "the labyrinth."
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Some In Dobordo, a suburb of Gorlts. the Austrian stronghold which has
been loot hammered by the great gun of the Italian army.
TAKEN FROM EXCHANGES
Turkey' aroa is about 695,000
Slate billiard table wero drat
played oo tn Great Britain In 1827.
The pin of Morocco have learned
to climb trne In search of nut.
A shall weighing about In j-onndi
exploded Into a shower of 1.200 plrcca.
Two of the 'ngrollMit of Cbineto
loaa sticks are tcrnil to protoct tlietu
rom ran and mice, and taaphor,
hlch makos then bum atoaJlly.
y-VMa.- m o, , , Ti ll TT n nw IsnsT W 1 I m
been in ambush in the ruined farmhouse
taken at Belgrade since the occupation
docks working to expedite the shipment
The Latin word from which pagan
I derived originally meant a fountain
or spring; then the village which
sprang up around It, and Anally, the
residents of the village. As Christian
ity took strong root at Drat In the large
tenter of population and the worship
of the pagan deities lingered longest
In the country and among the country
Tillages, ii came to D understood thai
a pagan or villager was. In virtue of
ni residence, a worshiper of the old
god, and thus the term acquired Its
present ' tnincance.
In a stone quarry of Soissons lu the
and was photographed as it charged
of that city by the Germans, show
of great quantities of war material to
NEW FRENCH RESPIRATOR
Tins Is tlie newest respirator adout-
ed by the French army to combat the
gas clouds of the Germans. This ap
paratus will enable the men to charge
through the thickest clouds of poison
gas witnout the least difficulty.
VICE ADMIRAL KANIN
The strategy of Vice Admiral Kanln,
who commands the Russian fleet In
the Baltic, has prevented the Ger
mans from landing near Riga anil
capturing that Important seaport
A rather serious problem confront
the editor when a prominent adver
tiser sends in an original poem by hi
bright little twelve-year-old grand
daughter with the suggestion that it
would look well on the editorial page,
Ohio State Journal.
It Eye Closed.
Little Edna wa trying In vain to
thread her needle. "Mamma," in
said Anally, "1 fink this needle mutt
be asleep; 1 Just can't get the thread
In lu eye at all."
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