The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, May 19, 1916, Image 4

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Brief Resume of General News
From Ail Around the Earth.
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
GomperB has endorsed the strike of
60,000 garment workers in New York.
More than half a million acres of
land have been opened to entry in Ari
zona. A new paper mill under construction
at Oregon City may be doubled in ca
pacity over the original plans,
The governor of New York signed
bills providing for compulsory military
training in summer camps and compul
sory physical training in public and
private schools.
President Wilson Bpoke intimately
for half an hour to the members of the
National Press club at Washington, D.
C. He took supper with the club after
his address. The speech was confiden
tial. Three students of Willamette Uni
versity, Salem, Or., were ducked in a
nearby creek by fellow members of the
D. I), club, a university organization,
for using intoxicating liquor, and were
afterward dismissed from the school.
The Shanghai and Hankow branches
of the Bank of China and the Bank of
Communications have ignored the re
cent government mandate forbidding
the paying out of silver, and stopped
runs upon their institutions by redeem
ing bank notes.
Because IT. R. Saunders, clerk of
Yolo county, Cal., failed to advertise
the notice of election the number of
times required by law the $200,000
courthouse bonds which were voted last
week cannot be sold, and another elec
tion must be held.
Two prisoners are dead and another
injured as a reflult of a one-man mu
tiny in the state prison at Nashville,
Tenn. Jady Harris, who caused the
trouble, was shot and killed after he
had wounded two other prisoners, one
fatally, with a rifle snatched from a
According to the Dagens Nyheter, of
Stockholm, the International Red
Cross conference resulted in a com
plete rupture between the German and
Russian Red Cross, owing to the re
t f usal of Germany to express regret for
the sinking of the Russian hospital
ship Portugal.
The International Banking Corpora
tion has signed a contract with the
Chinese government for the improve
ment of the Grand Canal for a distance
of 200 miles between the Yang-tse-Kiang
and the northern boundary of
Kians-su province. The corporation
lends the government $3,000,000 for
the purpose, to be secured by canal
There will be but one graduate from
the Wheatland, Cal., high school Fri
day. The state commissioner of ele
mentary schools will make the com
emencement address to him. He will
be the guest of honor at the alumni
dinner and party, the hero in the an
nual class play, and the board of edu
cation will travel more than 75 miles
to present him with a dilpoma.
Senator Cummins, of Iowa, presi
dential candidate, is touring the North
west. A Minneapolis mother of Bix com
mits suicide, that her life insurance of
$1000 may revert to the benefit of her
Colonol Goethals has announced that
he would resign July 1. It is reported
that he will not resign if there is
trouble with Germany.
Colonel Roosevelt has formally en
tered the race for the presidential
nomination in the Chicago conventions.
He expresses desire to run on a "unit
ed ticket."
Seventy-five thousand dollars' worth
of liquor was seized by the Seattle po
lice Friday in the most sweeping raid
made since the state-wide prohibition
law went into effect January 1. Two
large warehouses and nine drugstores
were searched, but no arrests were
made, and none of the liquor was de
stroyed. The police obtained war
rants for the search of 12 places of
business where liquor was suspected to
be stored, and in the first five places
soarched seized $25,000 worth of
A four-day dust storm, the worst
ever experienced in Northwestern Min
nesota, has abated with a clear sky
and a chilly wave from the Northwest.
Survivors of the steamer Roanoke,
which sunk olf the Southern California
coast, declare the vessel was over
loaded, which caused the disaster in
which some SO persons were lost.
Announcement of a 10 per cent in
crease in wages for its factory em
ployes, effective May 8, was announced
by the Victor Talking Machine com
pany, of Philadelphia. Several thou
sand workmen are affected.
Irish Countess Sentenced to Jail for Life.
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Saw Coumess at Head of Irish Rebels.
New York Dr. Cecil C. McAdam, of Melbourne, Australia, who was at
tached to the Royal medical corps of the British army during the Gallipoli
campaign and who was besieged in the Shelbounre hotel in Dublin, Ireland,
during the recent rebellion there, arrived here Monday on the steamship
Philadelphia from Liverpool.
Dr. McAdam said he saw the Countess Markiewiez attired in men's cloth
ing and wearing a brace of revolvers, leading the Irish rebels. He was in
formed, he added, that she had shot six of her followers because they re
fused to obey her orders.
Countess Markiewiez has been sentenced to penal servitude for life for
her part in the uprising in Dublin.
Washington, D. C. A standing
army of 206,000 men, capable of being
expanded in emergency to 254,000 and
backed up by a Federalized National
guard of 425,000 as a reserve, finally
was agreed on Monday by the house
and senate conferees on the army bill.
The agreement will be reported to
congress at once and the measure, the
first of the administration prepared
ness bills, is expected to be before
President Wilson for his signature
Advocates of adequate National de
fense regard this conference agree
ment as a triumph.
The minimum enliBted Btrength
would be attained under the conference
agreement within the next five years
and it is stipulated that at no time
shall the total be less than 160,000.
The conference report also provides
for government nitrate manufacturing
plants to cost not to exceed $20,000,
000, for vocational education in the
regular army and for establishment of
military training camps for volunteer
citizens, whose transportation, cloth
ing and subsistence expenses while in
training would be paid by the Federal
Other salient features of the meas
ure provide for a board to investigate
the advisability of establishing govern
ment munition plants and a board to
recommend mobilization of industries.
Authority is given to the government
to seize and operate private munition
plants in time of war.
France Wauls Central Powers to
Ask, Not to Offer, Peace
Nancy President Poincare, in an
address here Monday, responded to
Germany's suggestion regarding peace,
contained in the German reply to the
American note.
"France does not want Germany to
tender peace," said the president,
"but wants her adversary to ask for
"France," he continued, "will not
expose her sons to the dangers of new
aggressions. The central empires,
haunted by remorse for having brought
Rate Rise Is Suspended.
Washintgon, D. C Tariffs propos
ing increases of from $5 to $20 a car
in refrigeration charges on fruits and
vegetables from points in Oregon and
Idaho to points in Colorado, Arizona,
Illinois and other states were suspend
ed by the Interstate Commerce com
mission until September 12, pending
investigation. The present refrigera
tion charge to points in Colorado is $40
a car and the proposed charges, $45.
To Arizona the charge is $50 and the
proposed charge $70. To Illinois the
rate is $50 and the proposed rate $60.
Girl Accepts $12,600.
Seattle Twelve thousand five hun
dred dollars in real money is better
than a gamble that might win $25,000
or nothing. Mrs. Carola B. Jones, the
19-year-old wife of Thomas C. Jones,
who obtained a verdict for $25,000
against her father-in-law, Thomas E.
Jones, for alienation of her husband's
afffections, so decided in the Superior
court here. Judge Frater offered to
give her a judgment for $12,600, or
grant new trial.
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on the war and terrified by the indig
nities and hatred they have stirred up
in mankind, are trying today to make
the world believe that the entente al
lies alone are responsible for the pro
longation of hostilities a dull irony
which will deceive no one.
"Neither directly nor indirectly have
our enemies offered us peace. But we
do not want them to offer it to us; we
want them to ask it of us. We do not
want to Bubmit to their conditions;
we want to impose ours on them. We
do not want a peace which would leave
imperial Germany with the power to
recommence the war and keep Europe
eternally menaced.
"So long as that peace is not assured
to us; so long as our enemies will not
recognize themselves as vanquished,
we will not cease to fighj."
Income Tax to Remain.
Washington, D. C. Taxes on in
comes, inheritances and war munitions
will be depended on to pay for the
preparedness program, Chairman
Kitchin, of the house ways and means
committee, said Monday after a con
ference with Secretary McAdoo. The
plan has the support, Mr. Kitchin said,
of President Wilson.
What amount will have to be raised
cannot be determined until the navy
and army bills are completed. Mem
bers of the ways and means committee
will begin work on this problem as
quickly as possible, however. Other
than a decision not to lower the pres
ent exemption limit for incomes, $3000
for unmarried and $4000 for married
men, none of the details of the tax
plan have been worked out.
Bandits Make Another Raid.
Marathon, Tex. Another raid into
American territory by Mexican bandits
was made Friday night at McKinney
Springs ranch, 67 miles south of Mara
thon and 23 miles north of Boquillas,
along the Marathon-Boquillas road, ac
cording to H. E. Stafford, an attorney
of El Paso. Mr. Stafford arrived here
Tuesday from Boquillas, to which
place he had accompanied Major Lang
home last Saturday as a guide.
He secured hfs information from
ranchmen in the McKinney Springs
district as he was passing through
there en route to Marathon. There was
no shooting, he said.
170 Indians Are Citizens.
Greenwood Indian Agency, S. D.
Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the In
terior, has granted full citizenship
rights to 170 residents of the Yankton
Sioux reservation. Mr. Lane made an
address in which he urged upon the
redmen the full measure of responsi
bility which has been impossed on
them. Title to 30,000 acres of land,
which has been held in trust for In
dians, was transferred to them.
The ceremony was full of color,
many of the Indians appearing in the
traditional dress of the tribe.
Islands to Sell Silver.
Manila Jeremiah L. Manning, in
sular treasurer, has gone to China to
investigate the silver market with a
view to selling a portion of the 20,
000,000 pesos silver which the govern
ment has at Corregidor.
Owing to the demand for silver in
China, which has caused the Chinese
government to declare a partial mora
torium, the silver held by the govern
ment is salable at a profit of 35 per
New York Demonstration Has
150,000 in Line of March.
Twelve Hours of Mankind Pass Re
viewing Stand-Great Awaken-
ing Is Shown by People.
New York New York expressed its
attitude on the question of national
preparedness Saturday by holding the
greatest civil parade in the history of
the country. An almost countless host
of men and women, estimated at more
than 150,000, representing all walks
of life in the nation's metropolis,
marched for 12 hours, 20 abreast, be
hind bands playing patriotic airs,
through flag-bedecked streets lined
with hundreds of thousands of cheer
ing spectators.
All the professions and trades which
make up the complex life of the city
were represented.
In one division were the street
sweepers in their uniforms of white,
while in another were the dignified
justices of the Supreme court of New
There also were the clergy nearly
200, representing every denomination
in the nation's greatest city. Law
yers, physicians, trained nurses, vet
erans of the Spanish-American war,
were in line. But the most popular
division was made up of the city's 10,
000 National Guardsmen infantry,
cavalry and artillery who'brought up
the rear.
"This," declared Major General
Leonard Wood, in command of the de
partment of the East, who reviewed
the parade, "is the greatest argument
America has ever known in favor of
preparedness against elements that are
at present unknown. It shows an in
terest in preparedness that amounts to
a National awakening. This is what
we need. It shows that the time has
come to do something in the matter of
National preparation."
The mammoth pageant began au
spiciously. Just as Mayor Mitchell
and a party of municipal officers left
the city hall at the head of the first
division an aeroplane appeared above
lower Broadway and hovered around
the great skyscrapers.
The paraders marched rapidly, more
than 10,000 passing a given point
within an hour.
With few exceptions, the marchers
carried small American flags. Most of
them also wore buttonhole emblems.
At frequent intervals came one of the
200 bands and musicians were the only
persons in the civic divisions who wore
Plan to Form Woman's Party
Attacked by Illinois Suffrage Society
Chicago An attack on the plan to
form a woman's party was issued
Monday by the Illinois Equal Suffrage
association, while officials of the Con
gressional Union, promoters of the
idea, were opening registration head
quarters at 73 East Washintgon street.
At the same time a campaign was
launched by the Union with posters,
banners and various advertising de
vices to boom the woman's party con
vention, which will be held June 5, 6
and 7 at the Blackstone theater during
the time the Republican convention is
in progress at the Coliseum. Twevle
woman speakers will begin holding
brief meetings at once under the au
spices of the Congressional Union, on
street corners, in factories or shops,
offices, college dormitories and at la
bor union gatherings.-
"ConfuBion and duplication of
work" will be the effect of the Con
gressional Union's activities in Chi
cago, it is declared in the statement
issued by the Illinois Equal Suffrage
association. The proposal to form a
party "on sex lines" is also assailed,
and the union is defined as "a detached
group of Eastern suffragists."
All Other Flags Taboo.
Tacoma, Wash. None but the Amer
ican flag will be allowed in the Me
morial Day parade in Tacoma. This
action was taken Monday by joint
committees from patriotic bodies in
which they decided that at this time
individual banners of fraternal socie
ties and the like were not in keeping
with the spirit of the day.
The veterans believe that the whole
observance should be for the soldier
dead, and as a consequence only the
Stars and Stripes should be carried in
the lines of March.
Panama Police to Disarm.
Panama William K. Price, the
American minister, Monday delivered
to the Panama government the final de
mand for the surrender of 1200 rifles
used by the Panama National Police.
The disarmament of the police force
has been sought on account of riots
which resulted in the deaths of Amer
icans. It is understood the adminis
tration is opposed to the surrender of
the rifles, but delivered up the arms
under protest
Washington, D. C President Wil
son Wednesday night mado public a
frank and intmiate review of his three
years in the While House and his im
pressions of foreign and domestic
problems, delivered confidentially be
fore Washington correspondents gath
ered at tho National Press club. He
s)ioke of the difficulties of the Presi
dency and particularly of tho motives
which have guided his handling of the
European situation. .
"America," the President said, "is
for peace because she loves and be
lieves the present war has carried the
nations engaged so far that they can
not be held to ordinary standards of
He added the United States has
grown to be one of the greatest na
tions of the world and therefore must
act "more or less from the point of
view of the rest of the world."
"If I cannot retain' my morul influ
ence over a man except 'by occasionally
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;!nstltute, working with Dr. Henry D.
iDakln In the Frenoh military hospital
t Complegne, has discovered a new
antiseptic- which, if tpplled In time,
It said to make Infection In wounds
knocking him down," he said; "if that
is the only basis on which he will re
spect me, then for the sake of his soul
I have got occasionally to knock him
The President declared he had been
kept awake nights considering the Eu
ropean situation, "because there
might come a time when the United
States would have to do what I did not
desire to do," and "the great burden
on my spirits has been that it has been
up to me to choose when that time
came." He added that he did not con
ceive that he had been elected Presi
dent to do as he pleased. "If I were
it would have been much more interest
ing," he said.
Women Suffragists End 10,000
Mile Tour at Washington, D. C.
Washington, D. C Envoys of the
Congressional Union for Woman Suf
frage brought their 10,000-mile, 38-
day tour of the country to a climax
Tuesday night with a final plea to
about 50 representatives and senators
gathered in the rotunda of the capital
for passage of the Susan B. Anthony
suffrage amendment at this session of
A dozen suffragists, including sev
eral representatives of states in which
women are enfranchised, urged their
cause and hinted broadly that this
would be a good year for both Demo
crats and Republicans to get ,on the
suffrage band wagon.
As many spectators as could crowd
into the rotunda listened to the speech
es and hundreds stood in the plaza out
side to applaud the suffragists.
Ship Sill Is Taken Up.
Washington, D. C The administra
tion shipping bill was taken up in the
house under a special rule and fixed
Friday for the vote on the measure and
any amendments. Many speeches were
made, Republicans generally being
against the bill and Democrats for it.
The rule was adopted by a vote of 191
to 141, after an hour's discussion.
Majority Leader Kitchin, who had not
been counted on to champion the bill,
spoke vigorously for it and told the
Democrats if they would stand together
it would be passed.
Neutral Trade Drops.
Washington, D. C Restrictions on
co'iimerce by the British order in coun
cil are credited here with being the
cause of sharp declines in American
exports to the Northern European neu
trals during the last year. Figures
assembled in the bureau of domestic
commerce show that Norway alone of
the countries in the north had increas
ed purchases in the United States.
Spain and Switzerland, however, are
buying in America.
Boise Business District Severely
Shaken by Tremor.
Irrigation Canals Damaged, but Loss
Is Light Gas Well Increased
by Disturbance Takes Fire.
Boise, Idaho Boise experienced the
most violent earthquuke Bhock in the
history of the city at 7:26 Friday
night. The tremor lasted about three
seconds and was more in the nature of
an upheaval than a wave. In the
downtown district people ruBhed from
the buildings to the streets. Only
slight damage had been reported early
Saturday. The quake was the Becond
in a fortnight, the last one having been
recorded April 30.
In Boise a chimney of a business
block in the heart of the city was.
shaken down and others were damaged,
and in other buildings plaster was
broken form the walls. Dishes fell
from tables and plate racks, tables,
chairs, beds and desks were moved.
Aside from fright to residents and
fear of a repetition of the shock,
Boise and Sotuhern Idaho escaped ser
ious injury.
The quake in many sections of this
part of the intermountain country was,
without direction in its motion, and in
that respect was different from the
one felt here last fall. The swaying
motion was not felt in the quake.
Two weeks ago there was a distinct
shock in this territory, but no damage
was done.
The swaying of lights, the rattling
of furniture and dishes and straining
of timbers in buildings for two or
three seconds were other incidents of
the shake.
Residents exhibited as much curios
ity as fear over the disturbance.
Reports from the surrounding terri
tory are to the effect that the shock
was distinctly felt, but there were no
casualties, and no particular damage,
Fearing the quake might have dam
aged the great Arrow Rock dam, 22
miles above this city, inquiry was im
mediately made of the caretakers af
ter the shock, but they reported that,
while the quake had been felt there,
the dam was not damaged in the
From the irrigated sections reports
have been received that some of the
canals were damaged, but not beyond
The earthquake last fall split a deep
seam across the New York canal, one
of the largest in Idaho, and it required
weeks to repair it.
Instruments at the local weather
bureau office indicate the quake was
confined to the Intermountain country
and that the duration of the quake was
less than half a minute.
At Weiser, 80 miles west, the quake
was felt with exceptional violence. A
new gas well, in which a flow was
struck ten days ago, showed remarka
ble increase of pressure immediately
after the shake-up. The pressure in
creased to 75 pounds, but later on the
well caught fire, and hundreds of peo
ple gathered to watch the shooting:
Twenty-five mileB north, at Emmett,
the quake was violent and alarmed the
inhabitants. Nampa, to the south,
also felt the shake, as did Idaho City,
36 miles north. Windows rattled at
New Disease Announced.
Philadelphia The rush of modern
life has produced a new disease, mor
tally increasing in extent and espe
cially prevalent among doctors, teach
ers, clergymen, editors and other men
of affairs. Dr. Oliver S. Haines, who
announced the new ailment, calls it
"angina of effort." That means a sud
den shooting pain under your breast
bone because you are working too hard.
No connection with Spring fever was
hinted at. It comes from living too
hard, or from an "antagonistic atti
tude toward the problems of life."
Gifts of Bread Barred.
Paris According to newspaper an
nouncements it will not be permissible
after May 15 to send bread in parcels
for French prisoners in Germany. The
French foreign office says if the an
nouncement refers to the current situ
ation it is inexpilcable, because an
agreement was recently made between
the French and the German govern
ments allowing bread to be sent to
French soldiers held prisoner by the
Kaiser Honors Boy-Ed.
London A Central News dispatch
from Amsterdam says that Captain
Karl Boy-ed, formerly German naval
attache at Washington, has been dec
orated with the Order of the Red
Eagle, third-class, with swords, by the
emperor, "in recognition of his serv
ices in America."