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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (March 24, 1916)
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHfll
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Astoria, Oregon, is visited by a
Mexico wants a pursuit protocol
with the United States.
W. J. Bryan opens the Nebraka
campaign for state-wide prohibition.
A Portland business man is fined for
hugging girls who applied to him for
Food supplies are said to be becom
ing short in the Torreon district of
Mexico and rioting is feared.
The immense Simpson holdings in
Coos Bay district have been sold for a
sum said to be near $1,000,000.
President Wilson's name is the only
one for president that will be on the
primary ballot in Georgia this spring.
A North Yakima, Wash., lad of 9
obtains a rifle, in the absence of his
parents, and accidentally Bhoots his
playmate, who, it is thought, will die.
The effort to increase the army bill
to 220,000 enlisted men was defeated
by the house. The bill will probably
remain at 140,000, expandable to 175,
000. Through arguments before the Rail
road commission of California, it is
learned that the Hill lines wish to
enter that state through Lakeview,
Ore., and also the Western Pacific
seeks to extend a feeder into Reno,
A German aviator has dropped sev
eral smoke bombs near a French bat
tery, it is reported from the front.
This is the first time since the war be
gan that such bumbs have been used.
Not in themselves dangerous, the
bombs give forth an intense Bmoke
which persists for a long time and
serves as a guide for the hoBtile ar
tillery. A war conference of probable mo
mentous importance is about to open
in Paris, where military and political
representatives of every one of the en
tente allies are gathering. This, taken
in conjunction with rumors of peace
which have prevailed for several days,
gives rise to all sorts of conjecture,
and the forthcoming conference at
The Hague is being watched and
awaited with extraordinary interest,
especially by the advocates of peace.
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, presi
dent of Columbia University, is the
latost possibility considered for "key
noter" of the Republican National con
vention next June. Dr. Butler sec
onded the nomination of Taft in the
1912 convention and, as chairman of
the resolutions committee, was chief
drafter of the Taft platform. It was
said his name was taken up by the
sub-committee of the Republican Na
tional organization, which is meeting
American troops in Mexico are re
ported to have suffered from Bnipers.
The Chicago Tribune strongly ad
vises mobilization of the National
Paris avers the German attack on
Verdun has failed, and believes the
worst is over.
The people of Belgrade are suffering
from a shortage of provisions and sani
tary conditions are bad.
A 15,000 ton Dutch liner was sunk
off the coast of Holland, either by a
mine or torpedo, the captain claiming
Tom Swanson, of Vancouver, B. C,
was shot and killed near Atlin by his
partner, Charles Petit, who mistook
him for a moose while the two were
Count Von Bernstorff, the German
ambassador, under instructions from
his government, formally notified the
State department that no German sub
marine was concerned in the sinking
of the Norwegian bark Silius, from
which seven American members of the
crew were rescued.
With 13 Democrats and the one So
cialist member opposing, the house, by
a vote of 846 to 14, passed the admin
istration bill to retain the present
tariff of 1 cent a pound on sugar in
stead of permitting the free clause of
the Underwood-Simmons tariff act to
go into effect May 1.
The cannery tender Alpha sunk near
Rachel island, on the British Columbia
coast, and six of her crew of seven are
believed to be lost.
The name of Clarence True Wilson,
of Kansas, was filed with the secretary
of state as a prohibition candidate for
the vice presidential nomination.
The National Woman Suffrage asso
ciation offered prizes aggregating $500
to artists for the best 10 posters for
suffrage window display and billboards
in a competition to end October 1. A
prize of $25 was offered for a slogan
of not more than Ave words.
Asiatic cholera has broken out at
Belgrade according to an Athens dis
patch. Fifty cases have been reported
daily and SO deaths have occurred.
The senate has passed Senator Poin
dexter's bill appropriating $2,065,000
to equip the Puget Sound navy yard
for construction of battleships. It now
goes to the house.
Captain the Hon. W. J. Shaughnessy,
eldest son of Lord Shaughnessy, of
Montreal, Canada, enlisted for over
seas service. He will go as an adju
tant, an office ha has filled for more
than a year.
VILLA ESCAPES TO HIS LAIR
Mexican Troops Give Aid to Fleeing Out
law and His Band Movement of
Soldiers Northward Alarms.
El Paso, Tex. The Carranza forces
have failed to hold their end of the net
that was closing about Pancho Villa
and the bandit chief has escaped to his
mountain haunts about Guerrero, ac
cording to reliable information re
ceived here Tuesday.
The escape of the bandit is, how
ever, far from being the most serious
item of news which reached the border.
A feature of the gravest importance
was injected into the situation by sub
stantial confirmation of the numerous
reports received for the past week that
the Mexican government troops were
not only failing to co-operate with the
American troops, but, in certain in
stances at least, were actually with
drawing from the field of operations.
The Associated Press learned on un
questionable authority that the troops
of the de facto government which had
been stationed at Causa Grandes have
a large section of the country supposed
to be held by the troops of the first
chief. In the last few days he has
been variously reported by General
Gavira, the Carranza commander at
Juarez, at points along a line reaching
north and south from Galena to Na-
miquipa, a distance of about 75 miles.
By the same accounts he has not been
moving steadily south, but roving
north and east. The mountainous,
canyon-split, roadless country in which
he is operating adds many miles to the
country he has covered as compared
with its distance on the map.
The reason for the Carranza troops
moving to the border remains unex
plained. It is impossible even to make
a fair estimate of the number of men
under General Gavira at Juarez. The
large staff at his headquarters and the
fact that new troops are arriving daily
indicates that his force is a large one.
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been withdrawn and are now in and
From the same source it was learned
that at least one detachment of Carran
za troops had refused to fight Villa and
had withdrawn on the bandit's ap
proach, leaving him free to pass into
hiB favorite mountain fastnesses in the
great continental divide south of Na
miquipa. This detachment withdrew
on receipt of a message that he was
warring, not on Mexicans, but the ene
mies of Mexicans.
The extraordinary rapidity with
which the American cavarly had
pushed into Mexico gave rise to high
hopes that the unexpected had hap
pened and the notorious bandit was
cornered. ThiB seemed inevitable if
the Carranza soldiers did their part
and if the account of the strength of
their field forces was correct.
Villa, cut off from the north by the
forward sweep of the American col
umns, from the west by the Sierra
Madre barring the approaches to the
state of Sonora, was supposed to be
equally barred from east and south by
powerful Carranza forces. Those hopes
have been completely dashed by recent
More than this, it now seems certain
that Villa is moving freely in at least
Mexico Proposes Protocol.
Washington, D. C. The de facto
government of Mexico proposes to the
United States the drafting of a proto
col, under which American and Mexi
can troops may co-operate in running
to earth Francisco Villa without dan
ger of misunderstanding or conflict.
The terms of such a formal convention
would be designed to meet all ques
tions which may arise in future, set
ting forth the rights of the American
expeditionary forces in pursuit of the
bandit and the nature of the co-operation
expected from the Mexican troops.
Italians Driven Back,
Berlin (By wireless to Sayvllle)
Austro-Hungarian troops continue their
successful attacks on the Italian front
at the Tolmino bridge-head and have
driven the Italjans from fortified posi
tions south of Urzlivrh, capturing 283
prisoners, according to an Austrian
official statement under Saturday's
date. On the Dniester and Bessara
bian fronts the enemy artillery was
active and the Austrian, through the
explosion of a Russian mine near Ua
clesco, were' forced to evacuate a
trend), says the siaUtmeut.
Of General Interest
Seattle Firm Will Establish
$300,000 Shipyard at Astoria
Astoria With the acquisition of
1200 feet of frontage on Young's Bay,
at the foot of Seventh street, in this
city, the J. A. McEachern company, of
Seattle and Astoria, Monday completed
final details that will give Astoria a
$300,000 shipping concern with ex
W. W. Clark, vice president, who
built the battleship Nebraska for
Moran Bros., now with the Seattle
Construction & Drydock company, will
Soundings have been made and show
that deep water fronts the property
with a deep channel to the main chan
The concern will employ 400 men
when the plant opens.
. The firm is low bidder on barges for
the Alaska Railway commission, and
has other bids in for vessels.
Timber can be secured close at hand.
Local capital is interested in the enter
prise. The capacity of the yards as to
wooden vessels will be unlimited.
The most conservative estimate places
it at 3000 and calculations range from
that point upward to 8000.
Every precaution had been taken to
prevent the facts being known and
most of the men are kept out side the
town among the hills. Reports from
Agua Frieta and Ojinaga tell of Mexi
can reinforcements reaching those
points also, but nothing is known
to their numbers.
There is no question that there is
serious and growing uneasiness In El
Paso, which has been sharply accentu
ated by the problem which has arisen
over the request of the United States
to General Carranza for the use of the
Mexican railroads to transport sup
Torreon, Mex. Fighting took place
between Carranza forces and small
bands of Villistas at five different
points in the neighborhood of Torreon
Monday, apparently with a view to
reaching the Monterey train, which
was derailed near Pomona two days
ago. The attacks were concerted
against Villisca, Matamorasos, Coyote,
San Igarcio and Canon Chorritos,
whore the government patrols success
fully held their ground with but a
small loss in killed and wounded.
Horses Valued at $26,000 Burned
Detroit Twelve race horses were
burned to death in a fire which de
stroyed six barns at the Michigan state
fair grounds early Sunday. The horses
were valued at $25,000 and the loss on
the buildings was about $30,000. The
cause of the fire is unknown. Most of
the horses burned were being trained
by for competition on the Grand Cir
cuit here. Among them were : Aunt
Barb, 2:051; Crescent Hal, 2:101; Ina
Clare and Dunn. Three animals were
rescued and a dozen or more were re
moved from adjoining stables.
Storm'a Death Toll Is One.
Portland An electrical storm, ac
companied by high wind, swept through
Pnrtlnnri and aclinininff districts at
5:45 o'clock Sunday night and left a
death toll of one. William Marks, a
rancher in Happy Hollow, three and a
half miles southeast of Lents, was
killed when a huge tree fell across the
kitchen of his house, pinning him to
the flmir. His skull was fractured and
he died before nhvsicians could reach
him. Mrs. Marks and a daughter
were bruised severely ana shocked.
They were in the house, but escaped.
SCENE OF GREAT RUSSIAN VICTORY OVER TURKS
Grangers Hear Address. "
Portland In hiB address on "Money
and Markets" before Woodlawn Grange
Saturday, A. D. Stillman, of Helena,
Mont., pointed out that farmers can
assist themselves through co-operation
and said that under the regional bank
ing system farmers may organize na
tional bankB, saving from 3 to 4 per
cent on short-time loans. This has
been done, he said, in Montana, with
the result that the farmers are getting
money to handle their crops at 6 per
cent. "Before this co-operation,"
said Mr. Stillman, "the farmers were
paying 8 per cent for money to pay for
the marketing of their crops. When
they asked the banks for 6 per cent,
they were told the banks could not
loan them money for less than 8 per
cent. The farmers got together with
the result that they moved their crops
last year on 6 per cent money."
Long Closed Mill Busy.
Rainier After closing down for
more than two years, the old Pacific
National Lumber company's mill, re
cently sold to the Multnomah Box &
Lumber company by the receiver,
started sawing lumber Tuesday.
This same company has purchased
the O. K. Mill, one of the Dodge prop
erties, which adjoins the Pacific Na
tional mill, and, according to Manager
Mitchell, the new owners will take
enough of the machinery from the 0.
K. mill to bring the capacity of the
other up to 175,000 feet a day. The
remainder of the machinery will be
sold and the buildings razed. This
will give the mill about 8900 feet of
water front and for yards and loading
Cattlemen Lease Range.
Baker To make possible the run
ning of a large number of cattle in
Eagle Valley, for which grazing priv
ileges were denied by the Forestry
service, the Cattle and Horse Raisers
association of the section will lease all
privately owned range lands remaining
on Pine Creek, according to Forest
Supervisor Barnes, who returned re
cently from a trip to Eagle Valley.
The stockmen also decided to im
prove on the state regulations provid
ing a minimum proportion of one bull
for each 60 head of stock, making the
porportion one to 25 instead. Mr.
Barnes reported that the range is in
Rangers Will Gather.
Baker To conduct the annual meet
ing for the foresters employed on the
Minam National forest, Charles H.
Flory, assistant in the district super
visor's office in Portland, arrived in
Baker this week. All phases of for
estry work will be gone over, special
attention, however, being paid to the
subject of fire prevention. Although
it is thought that the tire Beason this
year will be a comparatively short
one, due to the heavy snows, forest
officials are determined to take no
$80,000 Ore Is Reported.
Baker A gold strike so rich as to
be almost unbelievable has just been
made en Canyon Mountain by Denver
Leedy and Lynn George, who have
been working on a claim belonging to
J. A. Muldrick. Average samples of
the ore, which have been taken to
Canyon City, assay from $60,000 to
$80,000 a ton. The mine had been
yielding only average returns until
last week, when a sudden increase in
the values contained in the vein was
manifest. It is reported that there is
more in sight, but it is not known how
large the high grade ore body will be.
Beavers Cut Fruit Trees.
Albany H. F, Struckmeier, of
Thomas, has appealed to the county
authorities for assistance in protecting
his property from the beavers, who
are frequenting his fruit orchard. They
have cut down 50 prune trees, accord
ing to a statement made by the county
fruit inspector, who inspected the
premises, and they also cut down five
peach trees. During the recent high
water a portion of the orchard was un
der water, and it is supposed that the
beavers cut down the trees in an effort
to keep the water on the orchard.
Bacteria Fraud Alleged.
Eugene Two men selling bacteria
for the inoculation of clover seed are
victimising Oregon farmers, according
to J. M. Alcorn, Lane county agricul
turist He states that these men oper
ated in Lane county last week Belling
bacteria at a rate amounting to $20 an
acre. "These men are holding up the
farmers," he said. "The bacteria can
be obtained from the Oregon Agricul
tural College sufficient to inoculate 13
acres for 60 cents." In carrying on
their traffic the peddlers are overes
timating the necessity for inoculating.
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View of Erzorum, the Important city which the Russians, under Grand Duke Nicholas, have captured from
the Turks, together with many thousands of prisoners and hundreds of guns.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LEARNING ABOUT WAR
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Lieutenant Steever, U. S. A., assigned from Fort Myer, Va., instructing cadets of the Franklyn high school of
Washington. The boys are receiving object lessons from a war map.
TRAINING THE FIREMEN
This photograph shows the firemeu
of New Orleans being trained to fight
flames by modern methods. They are
climbing a tower constructed for the
Race of Woman Warriors.
The word Amazon is Greek and was
used thousands of years before Amer
ica was discovered. According to tra
dition, It was applied to a race of fe
male warriors who had the form but
hardly any of the attributes of wom
en. In order that they might hurl a
javelin or aim an arrow more effec
tively, the right breast was removed
to give greater freedom to the arm;
hence the name Amazon from a-mazos,
without breasts. In works of art,
sculpture and painting, the Amazons
were represented with the right side,
the place of the removed breast, cov
ered. The Amazon river in Brazil
was so called by the Spanish explorer
who discovered it because he said he
encountered fighting women there.
MRS. PANKHURST'S WAR BABIES
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Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, asido from her activities In the cause of
equal suffrage, loves children more than anything else. The photograph
shows her four "war babies," the Misses Joan, Elizabeth and Mary, six
months old each, and Kathleen, one year old. They were adopted by Mrs.
COME TO STUDY AMERICAN HOTELS
"So my daughter has consented to
become your wife. Have you fixed the
day of the wedding?"
"I will leave that to her."
"Will you have a church or a pri
"Her mother can decide that"
"What have you to live on?"
"I will leave that entirely to you,
sir." Yale Record.
The servants in a Chinese family
are not expensive, as far as wages are
concerned, but they cost a great deal
In perquisites. " They rarely receive
more than two dollars a month, but
they are given their food, and they
help themselves lavishly to anything
they may desire. They dress them
selves from the old clothing of the
family, freely take the hairpins and
the toilet articles of the mistress,
clothe their children from the com
mon wardrobe and, in fact, are a
part of the family.
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The hotels of Japan are modern, well-equipped and their service is con
sidered complete. Nevertheless the many thousands of foreign guesta,
especially Americans, demand those personal attentions and niceties that go
to make the hotels of this country so attractive. Aisaku Hayashi is said to
be the leading boniface of Japan. He is chief director of the Imperial hotel
at Tokyo. He is here to study , the hotel methods of this country and
familiarize himself with all that contributes to the comfort and enjoyment
of his guesta. Mrs. Hayashi accompanies him.
In the last 38 years, from 1877 to
1914, inclusive, the total loss by fire
In the Vnited States and Canada was
Those who were instrumental In
passing the federal migratory bird
law in 1913 may well feel proud of
themselves', bird census data indicat
ing an increase of from 10 to 100 per
cent in the water fowl breeding in a
number of specially examined localities.
The largest butterflies are found in
British Guiana, some of which hare
a wing measurement of 11 inches.
The Anglo-Swedish antarct'i expe
dition, under the leadership of Prof.
Otto Nordenskjold, has been post,
poned until the European war Is end
ed. Ten layers of honey, each eight feet
long and more than a foot thick, the
whole weighing nearly 200 pounds,
was the sweet surprise a Maine man
found the other day In the chimney
(', farmhouse he bad bought