The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, January 07, 1916, Image 4

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Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Oregon irrigationists close success
ful meeting in Portland.
Portland postoffice shows gain of
2,000,000 letters in 1915 over 1914.
Chicago school teachers are to be
permitted to marry and bold their jobs.
Americans in Vienna who are with
out proof of citizenship are being de
tained by Germany. '
A statistician has shown that one
person In ten who die in large cities is
buried in paupers' graves.
. An Oregon City woman who was
frightened by a bull in the road sues
its owner for $6000 damages.
Labor leaders in London are to meet
and consider the government's bill for
the compulsory enlistment of single
Governor Hammond, of Minnesota,
dies suddenly of apoplexy at Clinton,
La. His successor, the lieutenant gov
ernor, is 84 years old.
A paroled convict from Oregon, un
der penalty of reporting bis where
abouts to the district attorney once a
month, advises he is "somewhere in
Restauranters of Portland who serve
craw fish "cooked in wine" now claim,
since the state is dry, that wine was
never a part of the recipe in preparing
this dish.
A dispatch from Saloniki says: "The
consuls of Germany, Austria, Turkey
and Bulgaria, with their stalls and
families, have been arrested by order
of the French General Sarrail and
taken aboard a French warship. Their
consulates are now occupied by allied
Mathew A. Schmidt was convicted
Friday night of first-degree murder,
as the accomplice of James B. Mc
Nsmara in the blowing up of the Los
Angeles Times building five years ago.
Schmidt was convicted on the specific
charge of having murdered Charles
Hagerty. The jury fixed Schmidt's
punishment at imprisonment for life,
the same punishment imposed on
James B. McNamara after the latter
had confessed in court four years ago
that he placed the bomb which blew
op the newspaper plant
The Austrian reply to the second
American note on the Ancona says
that the commander of the Austrian
submarine has been punished for not
sufficiently taking account of the panic
aboard the Ancona, which rendered
disembarkation more difficult. The
note, while announcing the willingness
of the Austro-Hungarian government
to pay an indemnity for the American
victims of the Ancona, declares that
the government "cannot admit respon
sibility for damage caused by the justi
liable firing on the fleeing vessel or by
the capsizing of the boats before the
torpedo waa fired."
No official reception is offered the
Ford peace party by the Danes.
The entente powers are considering
abandoning the drive on Saloniki.
Eight men, including a representa
tive in congress an ex-representative
In congress and an ex-attorney general
of Ohio, are indicted by a Federal
grand jury in New York on a charge
of conspiring to foment strikes in
American munitions factories as part
of l campaign financed by the German
government to check the exportation
of munitiona to the entente allies. The
men indicted are Representative
Buchanan, of Illinois; ex-Representative
Fowler, of Illinois; Frank S.
Monnett, ex-attorney general of Ohio;
H. B. Martin, Herman Schulteis,
Frsi von Rintelen, David Lamar and
Jacob C. Taylor.
Captain Boy-Ed sails for Germany,
leaving a parting shot to the United
States press.
The British cabinet is torn over the
conscription question and the situation
is near a crisis
A bride of a few months is shot and
otherwise maltreated on a lonely road
near Gresbam, Ore.
TheAustrians are accused by the
French government of sinking the Coi
tat without warning.
King Peter of Serbia has gone Into
exue ana it in deplorable condition,
both at to health and finance.
Vlenna't reply to the United States
on the Ancona case will ask arbitration
which, It it taid, will be rejected.
Many paroled convicts in Chicago
are thought responsible for many
erlmet being committed in the windy
New York will ship to Germany by
registered mall three tons of powdered
milk for the 2,000,000 starring babies
in that country.
Secretary of War Garrison will pre
sent to the committee on military
affairs plan which, if adopted by
congress, will mean universal military
- service.
St Louis hotels are reported exact
' ing unprecedented rates to delegate
to the Democratic convention, who are
making reservations, for the coming
Tit government of the United
t'z will build soon two giant sub
r - Ir is of 2000 tons each. It ft pro
r i to build 25 smaller boats of the
i s ts within five years.
The old Sunday blue law of Oregon
is valid and not in contravention either
of the state or Federal constitutions.
Three United States judges so agree
in a sweeping opinion handed down
Wednesday at Portland, by United
States District Judge Wolverton, which
upholds the law in every particular
wherein attack has been made on it in
the Federal court
The opinion denies the prayer of the
Brunswick-Balke-Collender company,
manufacturers of billiard and pool
tables and bowling alleys, for a per
manent injunction restraining district
attorneys and sheriffs of 26 Oregon
counties from enforcing the law.
In great detail it sets forth the rea
sons for rejecting the contentions of
Wilson T. Hume, attorney for the pe
titioning company, as to the invalidity
of the law.
It holds that the principle of the
right of the state to regulate the pur
suit of occupations on Sunday under its
J. C. W. Beckham, the new senator
from Kentucky, la a former governor
of that state, having been elected after
the disturbances that led to the assas
sination of Governor Goebol. He was
born In Bardstown, Ky., In 1869.
police power has been conclusively de
termined by the Oregon Supreme court
in two decisions.
It declares that the United States
Supreme court further has uniformly
upheld this principle as being a legiti
mate exercise of the police power of
the Btate.
It asserts the contention that the
law interferes with religious liberty to
be ill-founded, and declares it essen
tially civil and not religious.
It sweeps aside techincal points
raised against the validity of the law
such as the alleged insufficiency of the
title of the amended law of 1865 and
other irregularities.
Grave Epidemic of Influenza
Holds Entire Nation in Clutch
Washington, D. C. Influenza is
spreading over the United States from
coast to coast in the most Berious epi
demic ever known, taking a large toll
in lives and causing economic loss by
incapacitating workers in all walks of
life. Reports from public health serv
ice officers made public by Surgeon
General Blue Bhow that already the
disease has created a grave problem
for many larger cities, and is spread
ing to the rural communities.
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia,
Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleve
land and Detroit reported the disease
widely prevalent. Cleveland and De
troit each have probably 100,000 cases.
Of other larger citieB Buffalo, Pitts
burg, Baltimore, Portland and San
Diego report no signs of an epidemic.
Thaw Must Pay Alienists.
Philadelphia The Pennsylvania
State Supreme court Wednesday de
cided that the estate of Harry K.
Thaw shall bear the expense of an ex
amination of Thaw's sanity, and not
the trustees of the estate.
The caae came to the higher court
from the Orphans' court of Allegheny
covjnty and grew out of the efforts of
Thaw to have the full amount of his
income paid to him.
Thaw took exceptions to the pay
ment of the bills of the doctors who
examined him.
Illinois Boys to Train.
Chicago Requests for the Incorpor
ation of the National Cadet Corps
league and the Illinois Cadet league
were forwarded to Springfield, 111. The
National body and its state auxiliary,
in the belief of the incorporators, will
bring about the introduction of military
training for high school boys, college
youths and graduates, with instructions
detailed and equipment furnished by
the government. A postcard canvass
of the Chicago school boys will be un
dertaken to determine whether the par
ents favor military drill for their sons.
French Wires Are Down.
New York Heavy stormsjn France
during the last few days have seriously
interfered with telegraphic communi
cation, and for this reason the French
Cable company announces that mes
sages for transmission through that
country would be accepted subject to
indefinite delay. Messages received
here from France did not give any de
tails of the damage other than that
galea and heavy raint bad broken down
many wires.
lf Mi a
American Official On Steamer
Sunk by Submarine.
Those Rescued Said to Include 59
Passengers and 94 of Crew
Vessel's Captain Drowns.
London Unofficial dispatches from
Cairo say that the British steamship
Persia, sunk in the Mediterranean on
Thursday, was torpedoed without
warning and sank in five minutes.
Between 150 and 160 survivors have
been landed at Alexandria, Egypt.
Robert N. McNeely, American con
sul at Auden, Arabia, is believed to
have been drowned.
Reuter's Cairo correspondent makes
the unreserved statement that Mr. Mc
Neely lost his life. Charles H. Grant,
of BoBton, was saved.
Details of the sinking of the Persia
came in slowly but such information
as was received made it appear that
the number of persons who escaped in
the four boats which were put off
was larger than was hoped when the
first news was received. The Penin
sular & Oriental company, which
owned the Persia, announced that 158
survivors had arrived at Alexandria.
The survivors comprise the chief
officer, second officer, seven engineers,
27 seamen, 63 Lascars' and 59 passen
gers. A Lloyds dispatch gives the number
as 153, made up of 69 passengers, of
whom 17 are women, and 94 memebrs
of the crew, including 59 Lascars.
The survivors include military offi
cers and eight persons who are not
British subjectB.
"The ship was struck amidships on
the port Bide at 1:10 p. m., says Reu
ter's correspondent at Cairo. "She
had disappeared completely at 1:15.
"Survivors say it was little short of
s miracle that anyone was saved.
There was no panic. Four boats were
launched with the utmost promptitude.
"The captain was drowned. When
last seen he was swimming after the
liner had plunged beneath the sur
face." Both the Peninsular & Oriental com
pany and Reuter's Cairo correspondent
say that Mr. Grant has been landed at
Alexandria. The steamship company
had no news of Mr. McNeely's fate.
Edward Rose, of Denver, left the
Persia at Gibraltar, as was reported.
Many Cities on Sound Feel Earth
quake Which follows Shock in East
Tacoma, Wash. Two distinct earth
quake shocks, felt in every part of Ta
coma, took place shortly before 5
o'clock Saturday.
The shocks were quick and Bharp
and more like an explosion. Buildings
shook and trembled and in some cases
persons ran out of their houses to see
what had happened. At the Dupont
powder plant, it was stated, the shocks
were also felt. So far as has been
learned yet, there was no damage.
Olympia, Wash. At 4:50 o'clock a
severe earthquake shock was .felt here
of about 30 seconds' duration. No ma
terial damage has been reported.
Seattle, Wash. An earthquake
shock was felt here Saturday after
noon, beginning at 4:52 o'clock, con
tinuing about 10 Beconds, followed
by lighter tremors. No damage was
Washington, D. C A severe earth
quake, the heaviest recorded in some
time and lasting almost three hours,
occurred in an undetermined location
Saturday. Seismographs of the
Georgetown University observatory
began recording the tremor at 8 :43 a.
m. The Bhocks increased in intensity,
and between 9:25 and 9:45 o'clock
they were violent.
It was conservatively estimated that
the distance of the center of the dis
turbance was 3000 miles from Wash
ington. Cabaret Ousted from Rink.
San Francsico An ice skating rink
will supplant the previously popular
cabaret at the Portola Louvre. Con
struction work has started at the big
Powell-street cafe this week and the
rink will be opened to the public on
January 10. According to one of the
proprietors of the Portola Louvre, the
rink will be at the dispolsal of cafe
patrons during the afternoons, but at
night will be used only by exhibition
skaters. The manager wires from New
York that he has closed contracts with
half a dozen fancy performers.
Allies Lose Advantage.
Berlin A dispatch for abroad fol
lows: "Interesting statistics are pub
lished by the Tageblatt. The tabu
lation shows that the populations of
the entente powers August 1, 1914,
when the war began, amounted to
230,000,000, while the inhabitants of
the central powers totaled 116,000,
000. January 1, 1916, the entente
powers have populations totaling 196,
000,000 while the central powers have
15,000,000, so that the difference in
population has receded from 114,000,
000 to 46,000,000."
Two Killed on Bob-sled,
Caldwell, N. J. Two young women
were killed and a young man seriously
injured while bob-sledding here New
Year's Day. The victims were Miss
Winifred Dailoy and Miss Helen Van
derwater, both of East Orange. Their
companion, William Little, Jr., is
suffering from Internal Injuries.
The accident occurred when the three
were coasting down steep hill andjn
an effort to avoid a wagon dashed into
telephone pole.
. Of General Interest
About Oregon
Complete Winter Short Course
Program Ready for Distribution
CorvalliB Complete programs of
the Agricultural College Winter Short
course have been issued and are now
ready for distribution. An examina
tion of this program shows that the
work provided has a more close and
vital relation to the practical work of
farmers and other industrialists than
that of any hitherto offered by the
college. It shows clearly that more
emphasis is to be placed , on actual
training, with just enough instruction
in principles to make the trianing con
structive in right methods. Group
courses, rattier than merely elective
subjects, are offered, although per
mission to make selection is allowed.
As an inducement to make their
work specific students are offered
groups of studies intimately related.
from which selections may be made.
Upon completion of satifactory work
in any of these courses students will
be given certificates of the amount and
character of the work done. This is a
new idea in Short Course work and is
expected to add a great deal to the in
tensive character of tne work. It will
also serve to keep the regular short
course students properly classified for
more prorgesBive work in succeeding
The group courses are as follows:
Agronomy, animal husbandry, agron
omy ana aairy nusDanary, creamery
ana aairy husbandry, domestic art,
domestic science, horticulture, and in
dustrial arts. Some courses are com
prised of subjectB that are required in
some of the other cdhrses, but it is
only when the entire work of a select
ed course is completed that certificates
will be issued. Some of the subjects
listed are optional and need not be tak
en to complete the course.
The course in agronomy includes
work in soil fertility, field crops, farm
management, irrigation and drainage,
farm machines, field crop peBts and
field crop diseases. It will be seen
that it is designed for the general far
mer whose interests are chiefly in crop
The course in agronomy, livesock
and dairying is the most general of
all, and consists of the subjects that
must be considered in growing crops,
raising horses, cattle, sheep and hogs,
and in dairy production. Livestock
judging, stock feeding, dairy herd
management, judging dairy cattle, and
diseases of livestock, are substituted
for farm machinery and field crop
pests in the agronomy course.
The creamery and dairying course is
open to those who have had at least
six months successful experinece in a
creamery or cheese factory. It is so
arranged that butter or cheese making
can be made the major subject. Bac
teriology of milk and creamery tests
are subjects of the course.
The course in domestic art was pro
vided for those who are primarily in
terested in sewing and garment-making
and in household decorations. It
is divided into two parts, one of ele
mentary work for beginners and other
of advanced work for those who have
had successful experinece. Dressmak
ing, decorative needle work and mil
linery are the subjects.
The domestic science course is ar
ranged to meet the need of persons
primarily interested in food prepara
tion and related subjects. Subjects
are, advanced food preparation, ele
mentary food preparation, house
wifery, camp cookery and home nurs
ing. Housewifery is replaced by
house administration during the last
two weeks.
The course in horticulture will train
sudentts in application of scientific
principles to orcharding.
This plan will be especially empha
sized in pruning instruction, small
classes being organized each under the
personal direction of an expert pruner
who will supervise the work and ad
vise the students as to the principles
upon which the prunings are made.
It is the aim of the department to
make this part fit the work so com
plete and practical that orchard men
who take the course can return to
their own orchards and apply the prin
ciples practiced in the class work.
Orchard problems will be discussed
by Professor Lewis, whose study of
the situation in Oregon includes a
critical examination of almost one
thousand orchards. Vegetable garden
ing and landscaping will also be in
cluded in this course. Other subjects
are special horticulture, bee culture,
spraying, plant diseases and insect
pests of orchard and garden.
S2000 Paid in Bounties.
Salem For 20,000 gopher and mole
scalps, which were brought into the of
fice of County Clerk Gehlhar this week,
residents of Marion county received
$2000. Monday was the first day when
the bounty of 10 cents a scalp became
payable, and .persons who have been
slaughtering the animals rushed in to
collect on the rodents they possessed.
All availabte spare in the clerk's office
was tsken with baskets of the scalps.
Claude Harris, of this city, brought
in 1466 gopher and mole scalps and
received $145.60.
Klamath Mill It Rising.
Klamath Falls Work on the con
struction of the Lamm Lumber com
pany's new plant is progressing rapid
ly, and the installation of the machin
ery soon will be begun. The new saw
mill will begin operations in the early
spring and will have a daily output of
about 70,000 feet of lumber. The site
for the plant is 18 miles from Klamath
Falls, on the Southern Pacific, and on
the shore of Upper Klamath lake. The
company has had a large crew at work
all summer getting out timber on the
east tide of Upper lake.
Coon Hunters Rejoice at Snow.
Monmouth Coon hunters in this vi
cinity are rejoicing over the recent
snowfall on account of the advantage
of snow in tracking the sly animals to
their trees. Previous to this winter
many of the ring-tailed creatures havt
been captured by hunters in the woods
of th surrounding country.
fe S k & Q h m
In this, the latest photograph of the kaiser to come from the front, the
about to enter the officers' headquarters in the Champagne region.
Photograph taken during the Teutonic drive through Serbia, showing captured Serbian soldiers being marched
In the early morning to a detention camp. Among them are women, for the Serbian women fought as stubbornly
as the men.
Wto 'riSm i '''' M
Regardless of the German air raids la the vicinity of the hospitals be
hind the Belgian front, the queen of Belgium keeps on her work of visiting
the wounded. The photograph Bhows the queen with Prince Alexander of
Teck at a review of the regiment in
o' the queeu, is enlisted as a private.
r. j r f
The men and officers In the British
two enemies, King Frost and exploding
group of British officers wearing their
fur coats.
Plg-raiilng It being tried in the Brit
ish West Indies.
The Young Woman's Christian asso
ciation hat a world membership of
An Englishwoman hat Invented
machine for testing the wearing quali
ties of textiles or for comparing the
durability of two or more that are
. Wi
which Crown Prince Leopold, the son
o OO
trenches are well prepared for their
German shells. The picture shows a
new ateel helmets and their winter
Eclipse, the famous race horse, was
unbeaten In any of his races.
Twelve thousand children are ar
rested annually In New York.
The bureau of standards hat found
that better glass melting pots can be
made of clays found In the United
States than of clays imported from
Germany, heretofore considered necessary.
German ruler, seen near the right it
There Ib a story connected with the
Russian prisoner who Is shown here
in the custody of Teutonic captors.
Before the WAT iha nrlnnnan no.
known as Madame Marfo Malko, the
wue or a Kusslan junior officer. When
war was declared she changed her at
tire, cut her hair and joined the army.
All thO riCOrs nnrl hnrriohlni, ( k
different campaigns and the trench
mo ma noi ootner ner In the least
and her sex Identity was a secret to
all but herself. Then she was cap
tured and alone with th r nr .v,
prisoners turned over to the German
sanitation corps. All the prisoners are
forced to go through the disinfecting
fttBtlAn ... Y. . I . ., wumo uiey Dame ana have
their clothing disinfected. When
Madame Malko's turn came the truth
leaked out
Real Responsibility.
Elsie's mother was verv ill ml
of the neighbors asked the child what
sue wouia ao u ner mother died.
"Oh," answered Elsie, who did not
realize the gravity of the situation, "t
suppose I'd have to spank myself." '
In Modern Garb.
"Miss Wombat Is causing some con
troversy about our contemplated
"At to whyT"
"She proposes to pose at Columbia
In high-heeled shoes and a picture
Told by a Married Man.
Wederly The chap who is unsuc
cessful in love Is lucky In a way.
Singleton How't thatT
Woderly He escapes the horrort &
war that usually follow tuccesa
i' .Jsfr w" win """f'Of