The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, April 28, 1916, Image 5

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Carranza Must Show Ability to
Restore and Keep Order.
Plan of Re-Disposing Rescue Forces
Approved Funston Will Have
Free Hand in Campaign,
Washington, D. C Behind the for
mal announcement Sunday that Presi
dent Wilson had appproved a plan or
re-disposition of the American troops
in Mexico, there was a plain intima
tion that the Washington government
had determined to maintain a military
status quo beyond the border until the
Mexican de facto government had dem
onstrated its ability to capture or
crush Villa and his adherents and pre
vent repetitions of the Columbus raid.
In the interim it is understood the
American troops will be so placed as
to safeguard the border towns by vir
tually policing the area south of the
line where General Carranza has been
unable to check bandit operations.
Secretary Barker announced the ap
proval of the re-disposition plan after
consulting with the President over a
joint report submitted by Major Gen
eral Funston and Major General Scott,
chief of staff, in conference on the
border. The plan was proposed by
General Funston and concurred in by
General Scott.
The secretary announced the admin
istration's decision as follows:
"General Funston has recommended
a re-disposition of the forces in Mexi
co for the purpose of recuperation and
pending opportunities for further co
operation with the forces of the de
facto government in Mexico. The rec
ommendation has been approved and
its execution left to his discretion."
Later the secretary dictated the fol
lowing: "The statement I have made indi
cates nothing whatever on the subject
of when the American troops will be
withdraw from Mexico. The whole
subject of withdrawal of the forces is
under arrangement and negotiations by
the State department."
He said positively that no regiments
had been ordered to the border and
that no such order was in contempla
tion. The new military plan leaves the
pursuit of Villia at a standstill, but
frees General Funston's hands to make
the position of the forces in Mexico
secure by grouping them in posts of
such strength as to protect them from
attack. It will also serve as a plain
warning to General Carranza that he
must bend every effort toward secur
ing complete control of the territory
south of the most advanced American
post if he hopes to have the troops recalled.
Washington, D. C. Late Saturday
the senate approved the house bill re
pealing the free sugar section of the
tariff law, under which sugar would
have gone on the free list May 1.
By a vote of 59 to 10 the senate re
ceded from an amendment which it
had passed extending duty of 1 cent a
pound for four years, and which the
house refused to agree to in confer
ence. Democratic senators cast all of the
10 votes against supporting the house
measure, which provides for a flat ap
peal, thus extending the present duty
The repeal sought by the administra
tion to keep up revenues now needs
only the President's signature to be
come effective. The 1-cent duty yields
about $50,000,000 annually. Senate
Democrats, finding the house unyield
ing in its stand for a flat repeal, de-
"Peck's Bad Boy" Dead
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George W. Peck, former governor of
Wisconsin, but who was known to
fame as author of "Peck's Bad Boy"
long before he became a governor, has
just died. Most of the successful men
of today had to hide in the barn to
read "Peck's Bad Boy. "
cided at a caucus to yield and avert
any possibility of sugar's going on the
free list even for a limited period.
German Embassy Anxious for
Return of Seized Documents
Czar Narrowly Missed by
Austrian Airman's Bomb
Berlin A narrow escape for Em
peror Nicholas of Russia from death
or serious injury by bombs dropped by
an Austrian airman during a visit of
the emperor to a southern sector of
the Russian line, is reported in Stock
holm advices.
"The emperor was reviewing the
troops in company with General Brus
siloff, commander of the Russian
forces on the Southwestern front,
when an Austro-Hungarian flier ap
peared and dropped numerous bombs,
which landed among the troops, who
fled in wild disorder, " according to
the news agency statement.
"The emperor," according to the re
port, "waB hurt and had a narrow es
cape, the incident causing him to lose
his self-possession entirely. In con
sequence, General Brussiloff was bit
terly reproached and General Ivanoff
was recalled to the Southwestern front
Flood Expels Germans.
Berlin, via London German forces
were compelled to evacuate newly-won
trenches on the Langemarck-Ypres
road on account of high floods, which
made the consolidation of the positions
impossible, according to the official
statement issued Monday.
A hand grenade attack made by the
English south of St. Eloi was repulsed,
French trenches on the left bank of
the Meuse. southeast of Harcourt and
west of Dead Man's hill, were captured.
Washington, D. C. Papers seized
in New York by the department of
Justice from Wolfe von Igel, former
secretary to Captain Franz von Papen,
recalled German military attache, will
not be restored to the German embassy
until Count von Bernstorff distin
guishes between the official and per
sonal matter in the documents.
It was not believed that the German
embassy would agree to this procedure,
contending there is no authority for
the removal of papers of any kind
from the person or possession of a
diplomatic agent. Embassy officials
are disturbed at the idea that the de
partment of Justice intends to keep
photographic copies of the papers, and
it was Baid that Count von Bernstorff
would demand not only the originals,
plates and catalogue of the documents
which is understood to have been made
by the department of Justice. Am
bassador von Bernstorff is understood
to be awaiting instructions from Ber
lin. Von Igel's immunity from prosecu
tion as an employe of the German em
bassy was not accepted by diplomatic
officials. Immunity, it was said, was
interpreted as extending only to the
ambassador and his household.
President Yuan of China Will
Permit Cabinet to Govern
Washington, D. C. The Chinese le
gation announces receipt of the fol
lowing dispatch from Pekin:
"The military governor of Kiangsu,
General Feng Kuo Chang, commander
of the best oragnized troops and one
of the most influential leaders in Chi
na, aided by the civil and military
govenors of the 17 provinces, has come
forward to arrange on behalf of the
central government with the leaders
of the five other provinces which have
either declared independence or re
mained neutral in regard to the plans
of reorganization to be carried out.
"Nanking is the headquarters of
General Feng Kuo Chang, and the re
port that this city has declared its neu
trality is a pure rumor.
"President Yuan Shi Kai issued a
namadte authorizing the secretary of
State, Hsu Shi Kang, to organize a
cabinet government in place of the
present presidential system. Under
the new system of government the
heads of the various ministries will
assume joint responsibility for the con
duct of national affairs."
Portland Wheat Bluestem, $1.03
per bushel; fortyfold, 92c; club, 91c;
red Fife, 91c; red Russian, 91c.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy,
$23.60 per ton; alfalfa, old crop,
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $23
per ton; shorts, $26; rolled barley,
Corn Whole, $36 per ton ; cracked,
Vegetables Artichokes, 75c per
dozen; tomatoes, $3.504 per crate;
cabbage, $2.253 per hundred; gar
lic, 10c per pound; peppers, 17J20c;
eggplant, 20c; horseradish, 8Jc; cauli
flower, 75c$1.26; lettuce, $22.25
per crate; cucumbers, $1.25l.b0;
spinach, 45c pound; asparagus, local,
$1.50 dozen; California, $2.252.75
per box ; rhubarb, 23c per pound ;
peas, 7c.
Potatoes Jobbing prices: Oregon,
$1.601.60 per sack; Yakimas, $1.60
1.75; new California, 67c; per
pound. Buying price: Oregon, $1
Onions Oregon, $1.35 1.75 per
sack; Texas Bermudas, yellow, $2 per
crate; white, $2.10.
Green Fruit Strawberries, $1.25
1.35 per crate; apples, $11.60 per
box; cranberries, $11 per barrel.
Eggs Jobbing prices: Oregon
ranch, candled, 2222Jc per dozen;
uncandled, 2122c.
Poultry Hens, 1717ic per pound;
13c; broilers, 2530c; turkeys,
live, 2021c; turkeys, dressed, choice,
2526c; ducks, 14 15c; geese, 10
Butter City creamey, prints, ex
tras, 30 34c per pound; country
creamery, prints, 29 33c; cubes, ex
tras, 2729c; butterfat, No. 1, 33c;
No. 2, 30c.
Veal Fancy, ll12c per pound.
Pork Fancy, lli12c per pound.
Hops 1915 crop, 1012c per pound;
1916 contracts, 10llc.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 2127c per
pound; valley, 30c; mohair, new clip,
Cascara Bark Old and new, 4c per
Cattle Steers, choice grain and
pulp, $8.759; choice hay, $8.60
8.75; good, $8.158.50; meiudm,
$7.758.15; cows, choice,- $7.50
7.80; good, $6.757.25; y medium,
$6.257.25; heifers, $57.15; bulls,
$2.766; stags, $35.25.
Hog Prime light, $8.909.06; good
to prime, $8.508.75; rough heavy,
$7.908; pigs and skips, $7.908.
Sheep Yearlings, $8.2510; weth
ers, $89; ewes, $78.25; lambs,
U. S. Consul Says Orient
Calls for Northwest Products
Consul General John P. Bray, of
Singapore, Straits Settlements, who is
on leave of absence from his post, ar
rived on the Pacific Coast last week
and has spent a couple of days in Se
attle in conference with business men
and others interested in trade in the
Northwest. The consul general has
been in the service of the State de
partment for about 20 years and for a
number of years was stationed at Syd
ney, Australia, but recently was trans
ferred to Singapore, where he not only
looks after the affairs of the depart
ment of state, but also has charge of
the affairs of other countries now at
The consul general spent considera
ble time in the Seattle office of the bu
reau of foreign and domestic com
merce and has given to the commercial
agent the following statement as to
conditions in the Straits Settlements
as they probably affect the business of
the Pacific Northwest.
"As to the manufacturing interests
of the Pacific Northwest, I would say
that there is a large opening in the
Oriental countries for products of this
region. Especially is this true in re
gard to pine lumber, flour, fruits,
canned fish (particularly Balmon).
"The development of the Straits
Settlements and the Federated Malay
States provides a great field for the
manufactured steel products of the Pa
cific Northwest, and especially would
I call the attention of manufacturers
of this section to the lack of tnonage
for the manufactured products to be
sent forward."
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Twentieth United States infantry guarding
railroad bridge over which troops must pass going into Mexico.
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Young American Author, Who Dared
to Signal Pompadoured Waitress,
Receives Rude Jolt
A young American author, who was
exposing his films for fresh Impres
sions of his birthplace, after several
years' absence in Europe, wandered
into what he calls "a hot-chocolate
saloon for women," to see how Amer
ican girls publicly indulge in strong
drink. Another man was adrift in the
crowd of petticoats, and following his
example the author ventured to signal
a pompadoured waitress. "A cup
of chocolate," he murmured. The wait
ress transfixed him with a suspicious
"Come, now; hand over your check."
"Check?" he replied.
"Oh, don't tell me you've forgotten
it. You don't get chocolate till I get
a check."
The returned American will go back
to Europe. They are politer, he de
clares, in any brasserie In France.
First photograph to arrive in this country showing a portion of the German fleet,
was taken at Willielmshaven, but the exact location was withheld by the censor.
It is believed the photograph
Parental Anxieties.
"George Washington was the father
of his country."
"So I've heard," commented Farmer
Corntossel. "I sometimes wonder
whether he had any more worry bein'
father to an entire country than I've
had bein' father to my boy Josh."
When Skirts Are Short.
"Why does that Pinkum girl make
up her face so Btrikingly?" asked
"She interferes when she walks,"
replied Maymie. "She has to make
up her face to draw attention from
her feet."
field observation tower i CZAR'S COUSIN SIGHTSEEING IN NIKK0
Sussex U-Boat Uncaught.
Berlin (By wireless to Sayville, N.
Y. Delayed in transmission.) "The
storv that the French captured a Ger
man submarine which had sunk the
Bteamer Sussex is absolutely untrue,"
said a leading personage of the admi
ralty staff Monday. "We know which
submarine the French have. It was
trapped some time after the Sussex
episode and had nothing to do with the
Sussex. We have no confirmation of
the report that the commander and
crew of the submarine were saved,
but hope that this is the fact."
Thonsand Lost in Disaster.
Shanghai More than 1000 soldiers
and men of the crew of the steamer
Hsin Yu were lost when the steamer
sank after a collision with the cruiser
Hai-Yung Saturday night south of the
Chusan islands. The Bteamer, acting
as a transport, was taking troops to Foo
Chow. The collision occurred in
thick foe and onlv one foreign engineer,
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soldiers and nine sailors oui ui sia
Train Robber Caught.
Rawlins, Wyo. William L. Carlisle,
professional train robber, is in jail
here. Carlisle, who says that is not
his real name, was captured in a desert
country 20 miles north of Walcott by a
posse led by William Haynes, city
marshal of Walcott, Wyo. He sur
rendered without a fight. The bandit,
who declared that 'he "liked the sport
of holding up trains," and that he
wanted to get the best of the police
and the railroads, boasted that he
robbed the Union Pacific Overland
Limtied and other trains.
Planes Reduced to Junk.
Columbus, N. M. The United States
army is in possession of a half dozen
piles of junk that were aeroplanes at
the beginning of the present campaign
in Mexico. Of the eight flying ma
chines that sailed south from here a
short time ago, in the chase for Villa,
only two were able to fly back this
week. The remainder of the others
are "somewhere in Mexico," and the
engines are to be brought back on mo
tor trucks, the rest having been burned.
foreigners and more than 1000 soldiers Their pilots are returning to Columbus
and members of the crew were savea. i oy iuw mconn w u
Wheat Bids Are Advanced.
Portland Eastern bids for wheat
were lacking Thursday, but there was
some demand on the local market, and
offers at the Exchange were advanced
J to 2 cents for spot and May delivery.
Bradstreets estimates the visible
wheat decrease at 1,037,000 bushels,
the corn decrease at 1,227,000 bushels,
and the oats decrease at 1,976,000
Timothy hay is scarce in the local
market, and will continue so during
the remainder of the season. The price
ia on a firm basiB. Receipts of Cali
fornia grain hay are looked for. Al
falfa is also firm. The outlook is for
a record crop of alfalfa in the North
west this year.
Enlarge Creamery.
Moscow, Idaho Work has started
on the cold storage plant of the Mos
cow Creamery compnay, which has
closed a contrat with a Spokane firm
for a four-ton modern equipment, in
stalled. The butter room will have a
capacity of 50,000 pounds; one room
for eggs to hold 1000 cases; one room
will be kept at about zero for harden
ing ice cream; one for manufacture of
ice for the use of the creamery only,
and one for cream and milk. These
will all be in addition to the butter
making department and machinery.
Sugar Prices Soar On.
Portland Sugar prices higher than
ever predicted before are predicted by
wholesale grocers. As a consequence
of the latest advance in the East there
will be a 10-cent rise in the Portland
market Thursday, which will bring
the wholesale price up to $8 a hundred
pounds. The highest price on record
was $8.05, which prevailed soon after
the war begaa It is likely this record
will be exceeded in the next few days,
as the Eastern markets are strong.
The allies have been heavy purchsers,
and this is causing the advance.
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Grand Duke George Mikhailovitch, the czar'a envoy to the mikado, slght
Eoeing in a rickshaw. Whon the czar was visiting Japan many years ago he
was attacked by an assassin and it was the rickshaw boy who Baved his life.
The photograph shows a signal serv
ice corps operating a nem oDservauon
tower. This type of tower will be of
the greatest service in the Mexican
"What is meant by 'honesty in poll
tic'?" asked the seeker after useless
"Honesty in politics?" mused the
cynical man. "Hum. I should say tho
term Is used only In a humorous sense,
as when people talk about the modesty
of a semlnude dancer or the loquacity
of a clam."
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No Telling.
"How long will it take to preparer
"No telling," replied Senator Sor
ghum, "If the ordinary course Is pur
sued and a lot ot preliminary investi
gations are held."
In Doubt.
"That man has been sending me sen
timental letters and valentines for
three years," remarked Miss Cayenne.
"He is attentive."
"Yes. But I can't feel sure whether
it's a courtship or a dlplomatio Inter
As Suggested.
"I'm at a loss to know whether this
article is intended to be humorous or
otherwise," said the village editor.
"Why not run it in the puzzle col
umn and let the subscribers guess?"
suggested the assistant.
One Thing at a Time.
"Do you think we can excuse what
your political friends are trying to
"The excuse part isn't hard," re
plied Senator Sorghum, "after it's all
over. The question Is, Can we do It?"
Not to Blame.
Customer (Indignantly) That par
rot you sold us hadn't been in the
houBe a day before it began to swear
Dealer You asked me for one that
would be quick to learn, mum.
Its Kind.
"Here, that fellow Jinks borrowed
my umbrella Just for an hour last
week, and he hasn't returned it yet."
"I guess his borrowing It for an
hour was Just a put-up job."
This picture bIiowb the sons ol the king of llulgana in tho Borvlce
uniform of the army, taken Just before they left tor the trout, They are
Crown Prince Boris and Prince Cyril.
A Dark Outlook.
"How is Newt Watson glttln' along
in his campaign for constable?"
"I'm afraid he's goln' to get licked.
He ain't makln' It appear that if we
want to uphold tho administration
we've got to do it by electln' him."
'"Hold your tongue and you may
pass for a philosopher,' says an Italian
"But where can you point to any
body who got rich being a philosopher?"
Recently perfected electric turn
stiles for public places permit a person
to paBS only when a coin Is dropped in
a slot, registering the number of per
sons passing it at any convenient
Because frosts do the most damage
when the air is calm a Paris scientist
has advanced the theory that orchards
and vineyards can be protected by
electric fans to keep the atmosphere
The governmont of Holland is plan
ning to establish direct wireless com
munication bctwoon the home country
and the Dutch East Indies.
An imitation hand attached to the
side of his automobile 1b used by a
California merchant to warn trafflo
that his car Is about to turp a corner.
A Paris engineer has dovelopod au
electrical method for the economical
recovery of tin from scrap metal.
Spain prohibits the importation of
cottonseed oil unless previously ren
dered unfit for human consumption.
Accounted For.
"The woman in the courtroom this
morning had a face that would stop
"It did, when her husband got mad
and threw the clock at her."
Mr. Newed Was there any fool in
love with you before I married you?
Mrs. Newed Yes, one.
Mr. Newed I'm sorry you rejected
Mrs. Newed I didn't; I married
Making Peace.
"Your wife and your mother-in-law
are looking for you."
"Do you think they are working to
gether, or can I see my wife first and
cook up a separate treaty?"
Ups and Downs.
Biggs Short tells me he is going to
turn over a new leaf and settle down.
Diggs Well, he owes me ten dol
lars. I hope he settles up before ha
settles down.