Image provided by: Hood River County Library District; Hood River, OR
About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1917)
'" ? " "
jummmnnm piwimbiwwh ej imrm j
. y " 'Afc?.t
General Cadorna, tlie Italian com.
mar.dtr who directed the big advance
srainst the Auttrlsni.
ARRIVES IN FRANCE
Eoulogne. The channel steamer
Invicta with Major General Pershing
fcud bis staff on board steamed Into'
Iort Wednesday morning. General
Fanning was met at the quay "by Cen
tral Pelletier, representing the French
covernmer and general headquarters
of the French army; Commandant
Hue, representing theminlster of war
bed General Lucas, commanding the
British soldiers and marine, lined
up along the quays, rendered military
honors ai the vessel, flying the Stars
And StripuB, preceded by destroyers
and accompanied by hydroplanes and
dirigible balloons, steamed up the
channel. Military bands played "The
Star Spangled Banner" and "The Mar
sellaiso" as General Pelletier and hU
party boarded the boat to welcome
EUROPEAN WAR NEWS
In the A,ustro-Italiaa theater the
lighting is being done entirely by the
artillery wings of the opposing armies.
The cuitral powers now hold nearly
3,000,000 prisoners uf war, according
to official figures published in Ger
The town of Messines and a score
f other Important points were in Brit
ish hands as the result uf the tremen
dous blow struck by Field Marshal
Baig. In resumption of the British of
fensive, The Messines ridge, domi
nating the whole north end of the line,
has been wrested from the Germans.
They have held it since October, 1914.
General Ilaig's determination to
tlve the Germans no rest was exemp
lified when the British penetrated the
German positions around Lens to a
depth of more than half a mile. The
Held of this attack lies from fifteen
to twenty miles south of that of the
big drive made by the British in Bel
gium, which resulted In the capture
of the commanding Wytschaete-Mes-clnes
ridge and its retention despite
desperate Gorman counter attacks.
The two fields of attack constitute
points from which the great manufac
turing district of Northern France,
Centering la Lille, may be subjected
tj alternating pressure.
Two Die In Jail Break.
Modford, Or. Two men are dead
and one seriously lujured as the result
of a jallbreak at Jacksonville. The
dead are: J. L. Ragsdule, a pioneer
rancher of Lake Creek, seuteuced by
Judge Calkins to an Indeterminate
sentence rroin 20 years to life for
criminal assault upon his stepdaugh
ter, aud Charles H. Busye, the jailer.
Kagsdale used a flatirou to fell the
jailer after entering the office by a
ruse, aud afterwards killed himself
When about to be captured.
Wilson's Note In Schools.
Washington. President Wilson's
war message, arranged with footnote
references and notations to make It
arallabl6 for detailed study by cchosls,
vrus Issued In pamphlet form by the
committee of public information.
The pamphlet will be eent free to
schools, libraries- and o-janUationa or
Individuals applying for them
RussUn Women to Fight In Trenches, i
Potroj;ad, via Loud an. The propa- i
gunda ln favor of a "women's tish:;nj
regiment" has made considerotle
r-rogrestv Eight hundred volunteers
kave already enlisted, among whera,
it Is reported, is thj wife of the war
minister, A. P. Kereusky.
Balfeur Has Arrived Heme.
London.Fore!gn Secretary Bu!Cour
arrived homo from his trip to America
at the bead ot the British mission.
119 SHUSHES LINE
w, mm FRONT
Germans First Blown up and
Tlnn ...Rolled Cack in Mew
London.- The wiping out o the
Ceiuian salient at Messines appears
merely the prelude to a projected bat
tle of a far mightier description.
The Germanis, though apparently
aware that the blew was coming and
seemingly prepared to meet it, were
driven from their nearly three years j
hold on Messines ridge, opposite "Poor .
Old" Ypres, the last remnant of an
important Belgian town, which, with
the help pi the French and British in
turn, has held out against all the
massed attacks the Germans could
fling asainBt it, including the first
' great surprise of poison gas as a
means of supposed civilized warfare.
All the prisoners say the Germans
had been expecting the attack, but
were taken completely by surprise by
the hour at which it was launched and
the fury with which it was carried
forward. They had been completely
dazed by the most gigantic mining
operation yet carried out in the world
More than 1,000,000 pounds of high
explosives had been placed under tne
German forward positions duriug the
ast twelve mouths and the upheaval
,f a score of separate mines spread
.anic among the troops, already har
assed, as they were, to. .the point of
'tstractiou by seven days:(and nights
f fire from the greatest concentration
f guns on a given front since the war
egan. The battle of Arras apparently
tad reached the ultimate in this re-
pect, but today's bombardment was
arricd out by 20 per cent more $uast.
especially guns of heavy caliber.
help win victory
London. The manner In which the
British flying corps dominated the
air during the battle of Messines
Ridge and completely smothered the
German aviation service- for the time i
being is one of the most thrilling and
remarkabls stories of the entire war.
Hundreds of British planes were
,Tell behind 'the German lines when
the battle' broke into its fury at dawn.
In addition to shutting the German
a.itnen out of any early participation
lit the battle, the British airplanes
were fit a large degree responsible
for the lact that the . Germans could
not launch a counter attack of appre
ciable Btrer.ctli until 40 hours after
rue brittle for the ridge began and
ewry bit of ground desired by the
3ritsh In this particular operation
had fx".'n taken and secured.
Far Vacli of the German lines the ln g baUl8 witD te xurks in the Sa
Brltish plfiiies searched out troops in kll regian on the Mesopotamia frou
every Ivwist. town and village. In tier taking possession of three
several jVce (hey saw them gather- heights.
lug or maruhlng ij the main streets, I During the month of May, the Gar-
whereupon ift;v flew down low ai
times and cpenYd a fire sfeifb scat
tered the German In all directions.
RUSSIANS SPURN PEACE
Commander in East Offers
to Csaae Warfare.
FotrovraU. The councU'ef soldleri
and won tnou has made public the
fact that -.'ho Gorman commander-in-chief
on the Eastern front sent a wire
less uiessajt Inviting the Russian
aimles to a 'parate armistice, and
proposing tiu they enter Into secret
pour parlera wi.1iv the German leaders,
The council deuo.vnces the proposals.
The resolution oJ the soldiers' and
workmen's coundl sVurnlng the Ger
man wireless appeals' for peace de
clared: "The German coauiander-!u-chSef
wirelessed our troops a proposal for
an armistice in order thsN secret pour
parlors for peace might W held. It
was a.'iuci that tuch an tmitloe did
not offer Uerniai-y advantage. This
Is uut.ue. The Gorman several for
gets that Russia knows the overthrow
of the allies would meaa tbe over
throw of Russia and the end of br
Russian Mission Lands at Pacific Part
Washington. The Russian minion
to the United States, headed by Stria
A EakhtaCalf as spscicl amtajja'
rarty, consisting et aeut 40 members,
will sto? tint at Seattle, Wash., and
proceod at cr.es to V,'t.ahinrtn.
Tcrpeio Clr.ke Liner; Many -Perish.
Paris. TS'.e South Apr-'.'.c liner So
Quana. rtth "0 rassait-ra cu'boa-d.
has bo?r torpcdcel ar.4 sunt, with a
loss oC 190 rr.en. Ths 3iv;ana wns
sunk in tho Atlantic. AWim; the vss
scngc"f -a detachment of tt. Sct
B4n,ri,.:'t rirftSffp Kitled In EHIIt.
i,.,,' i.pud: WA1, ad nnn!k.v a.w
NaUnulht M brrtacr et Jchn t, ticnt between six dermal ? J?uth jc.tlcs have teen cor.stmt-nodm-r.d.
died in an antutaco wtile doetrsrw Ccmmoicrc Ty W I'T- - wn-cr
tbe firms "ne where .Hojra weande. fl., . ' f" . - -t
yder, judge advecat
ny, who has charge
Washiogwp'. An increased vege
table diet wu urged on the American
pepple "by Herbert C. Hoover as a
means of conserving the supply oi
staple foodstuffs. In an appeal to the
country's housewives, Mr. hoover em
phasiied the nilje3' need3 of staples
ana the prpbafclp cesdg of this coua-
try nest winter.
"Prfee conditions in the larger cities
may net permit of so large a propor
tion ef substitution of vegetables as
In the country districts and smaller
towns. It-la even more important
therefore, that la the country districts
end smaller towns vegetables should
be substituted for the staples, because
this will relieve the question of trans
portation. "If the rural population, Including
In this term the larger towns and
smaller cities, during the months of
July, August nd September,
reduce the oonsutnption of sugar one
ounce, tread four ounces a day, meat
a halt euBC a day and vegetables
were svaaUWtad Instead, the econ-j
mic taring weuld represent a saving
q 2i,0ftMM aushels of wheat, Ua.OtA
tons et sugar and 700,000 beeves."
EUROPEAN WAR NEWS
The British are again on the often
give on the Arras front.
Tbe French and British armies have
captured 62.000 German prisoners, In
cluding 1000 officers, since April 16.
I Russian troops have won a victory
man official announcement says, the
Germans captured on the western
fttpi 1J.M9 rank and file and 237 of
ficer, iMlvAlaC one general.
Taera fcaa increased artillery
ftrlag la Tri seetef, jn Belgium
Beta Laaiw a4 Berlin comm.nt ln
their MMtalmUeni on the activity
of aaT tMtt U -that region.
Prealar Alfcct aas announced in
tea ITrasMk etsfjaabar of deputies that
the efrBMt weuld not facilitate
the Tejaf tt Frasch socialists to the
InternaUaa)! Sefclallst Congress at
The reply at the German govern
ment t Spala ragarding the attack by
a Germaa submarine on the Spanish
steamer Patricio, jays a Havas dis
patch frojp Madrid, is understood to
t extremely cordial.
The taking over of the great fort
ress ef Kronetadt by tbe local council
of Workmen and Soldiers' Delegates
and strike' outbreaks In many of the
large munition factories of Petrograd
indicate the new provisional govern
of Russia is meeting with in-
jcreasjii (eternal opposition.
ferahlnj te Haye Jofy'j tfslp.-
Paris. Marshal Joffre has been
dettAte4 by the minister ot war
to continue Ut work, begun in Wash
ington, ef assiatlsf U organke ,A,mer-
( Jcan partlt'iatlcn la rh ffar
Till co-e?orte with ths Arawtcnn
cvtnflspnde Major Oscernl PorsMng.
Crsill n $;izyre cf Ships.,
the German note Protest acainst
t rsittisltionlns of :'5rtnan fntjs
with a iJJratictt that U repvtU
hr.s tvctc4 .f jvnva J.hs strict limits of
.the law, T9tf; as (Dt4 by Cr
.cicny. '' "'
Ccwmm Warship Sunk.
T.nniati A AufSn dbst-ovsr sf
. I it'll
f the eefeeUvedl
OREGON NEWS NOTES
rincipal Events of the Week
briefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readsrs.
"Work on all new buildings at the-
Oregon state hospital has started.
Baker ia planning tO'-have a. genuine
sldfashioned Fourth of July celebra-
Every county in the state has paid
the first! half of tbe state taxes, ior
The Condon Racing association is
Holding its annual meeting this week,
June 6, 7, 8 and 9.
A floral show will be held In Pen
dleton this year. The date ha3 not
yet been determined.
Contracts an the new women's dor
mitory for the University ot Oregon
will be let probably this week.
While May was an exeeptionaliy
sold and cloudy month ln northwest
ern Oregon, the rainfall was far be
low the average.
Charles . McNary, United States
senator designate, has left for Wash
ington immediately to assume his
duties in bis new position.
The month just closed was the wet
test May in Umatilla county in re
cent years. Record3 show almost
twice the normal rainfall. '
Joe Wallace, who shot and killed
his wife some weeks ago on a ranch
near Mayvllle, and who confessed,
was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The final report on the- tann sur
vey in Cteckamas county, based on
reports from almost S00 farms, shows
an increase 1 acreage of 9 per cent,
A. B, McCally purchased of Colonel
J. H. Raley, at Pendletpn, a tract of
farm land pa Juniper panyon consist
ing of 1Q74 acres, the consideration
Secretary ef State Olcott has appor
tioned $77,829-23, received from the
government from fprest reserve rent
als and sale of timber, among 11 coun
ties ot the state.
Orders for 175,000,000 to 200,000,000
feet of lumber for government ship
contracts probably will be placed with
mills ln Oregon and Washington with
in tbe next few days.
Ben Rockwell, 28, and W. H. Ram
bo, 62, were killed at Mill City when
a logging train got away from the
crew, as they were coming out of the
woods with a load of logs.
The active season for mohair i3
over ln this state. Over two-thirds of
the clip has been sold and the holders
ef the remainder are making no par
ticular efforf to market it.
The Independence Creamery com
pany of Independence will erect a
creamery fully equipped for making
butter and also a cheese factory in
Harrisburg within six weeks.
With men and women prominent in
the affairs of the Pacific northwest in
attendance, the flr3t re-unlon of the
pioneer teachers and students of the
old Umpqua academy was held at
All mills on Coos bay have announc-'
ed the minimum wage for ablebodied
men, commencing June 1, would be
$3.18, which is declared to be the high
est wages paid on the Pacific ccast
Manager Emmett Galligan of the
jrondyke Copper mine at Homestead
rpprtp je. ppenlng of a 125 foot wide
ore body, carrying gefg fgiues oi u
to the ton, S per cent copper and tw
ounces In silver,
J. W. Shoemaker, a striking sheep
shearer, was shot and killed at River
side by James Johnson, a gang boss,
during a quarrel over a strike of union
sheep shearers, which resulted from
a demand far Increased pay.
F. F. Childers and associates, who
own the Greenback mine, the largest
producer at copper ore ln southern
Qregon, bate closed a deal for the
Webj? Ojifif of nine claims, seven
miles soulftweat from Waldo.
With a ttaw to helping the food
preparedness compalgn at Roseburg,
the Douglas County Water ft Light
company has announced a material
reduction ln the cost of water tabe
used for Irrigation purposes In Rose
burg. Becausi their request for a raise of
J cents a day for all men receiving
(fp 4 a day was not granted,
about 60 of' tie jSIJjd laborers at
the St fceWii' Suiwv'HW goPf 'J
plant at St Helens west out on'' I
jj ydjr t? determire se nearly as
possible tb f?2lKJtqM or
tat, tta''t3triH asot f'fyma
Polk, Ceualas, Linn, Clackamas
',nce wilh Ue enoulott oKW: of 0.
XMv s'icuHyral col'.sse at Coiturnirga sharp curve above the
vaUli." ' ' v
,The Miami Quarrj coaparj
ocrnplcscd work 'a ?:;;,'pC0 c6
jjjj tet jetty construction et the
!jmm id Ai S'm- rivr. near
I Ftomc, . ThU contract ceajietca
jCSiy C335iructn.'u irufe70'uai ctrcr-
in tt a period ot eight yca-a.
l' If ah your plant
IS I if f the press.
mmm Wri" -
. I? IWPS Win. McMurray
ta'-V I -Sip Vffl Go. Pwnger Agent
Irli. f rfJj ' ortiaad
Win. Kurtz, tbe stock Imyer
e.illed'at this office last week and
renorted havine been to Burns
where he found a very prosperous
towu, and one from- present indif
cat ions, that may see n oil boot"
nt. any time. Mr. K',irtz shipped
the fit st car load of hogs ever ship
ped from that section of the coun
try. They were mixed Poland
China und Dolrock, nnd tvere sold
by J. C. Wilcome, owner of the
leading dmg store and also posses
sor of several good farms, and Mr.
Wilson, a large'farmer and breed
er of thorough bie.l stock. Tbe
bogs were shipped to Seattle and
brought 25c more thnn and in that
market in the last ten days- Mr.
Kurtz announces that he will be
in Maupiu again tbe last of the
month to buy cattle and hogs.
Many people were iu attendance
at the commencement ezercise9
which were held here a week ago
Friday night in the hall. Tbe
stags was superbly decorated with
ferns ' and flowers aud the class
motto, "We shall not press this
way again," was char i.ingly ar
rnged in letters of green, adorn
fug the front of the stage. S-ven
pupils graduated. Readings, songs
and the reading of the school pa
p?r, were the features of the even
ing. Prof. Skirven gave an inter
esting talk at the close of the ex
ercises, and A.' E. Lake with a
short talk presented the diplomas.
Those who passed the examination
were Harold Johnson and Charles
Lake from the tenth grade, Lewis
Skirven, John McMurrav, Loyd
Morrow, Emm and Alma Driver
from the eighth grade. A dance
was given in 'the hall below at the
closft of the entertninment wnere
free lunch was served.
PpoF. and Mrn. T. J. Skirvin
left a week ago Monday for Port
lind. They were guests over night
at the C. E Prutt home, where a
few of their intimate friends spent
the eve"ing wilh them.
Alter closing the primary de
partment, of school Mrs. Veva
Driver ffeDt to Portland.
Mrs.. Mamie Kennedy returned
two weeks ago from Portland
where she spent the winter with
her daughter Lucile who is taking
medical treatment. Mr. Kennedy
went to Porthand to bring Mrs.
Kennedy- home. They were ac
companied by the former's cousin,
James Miller, who is building an
wlegant ba-6.e on the Kennedy
'farm. Mr. Kennedy will make
his home one of the most modern
in this place, installing electric
lights and watering plant whereby
the houoe will have all the con
veniences of a city recidence. A
concrete basement is under con
3irtic;loH; B. Shnttuck of Maupiu was
demonstrating the Dodge car here
rC3 yii?0n oi Mnuoin. while
g9g from thii riaoe to T
More ias- drivinS ver7 f aft and
of tie Tygh Vrilley flnrin
young ?rotrn of Dufur. jhf &-
tors car was gorsewhat dr.mnged
'M Wil- frsat yt'-cls tttewn
oi the jtrade. " '
C- S. McCcr.le is putting a
dt roof ou hi9 barn. .
STeral bi, ct r have )ttn pur-
chased by residf ts of this place ,
of late. Mrs. Qeorgia Norvel has
an Overland, 9. 8. McCorkle a
Dodge, Wilbur Wing a Saxon,
Willie. Norvel hp Overland, Percy
Driver nnd Don Miller, Maxwells. ,
Several othere are contemplating
Herman Gesh and. the Mulvany'
boy have hten hauling lumber
the past week to Sherar for . tbe
new warehouse which is in con
struction there. Mulvany Jit Sons
are furoisVing the lumber frpm
Woodcock and Kennedy began
woik at their sawmill two weeks
ago. They are' wanting more men
at the mill and anticipate a big
run this ?ensoi).
' Mrs. Ella Steers was up from
Tygh Friday taking her mother,
Mrs Saphira Kistner, borne, who ,
has been visiting here since decor- .
Election day was quiet here
Many yonng meu were jji town
Wednesday to 'register, for tbe
Mr. and Mrs." Jake Davidson
were over from juniper Saturday
taking Mr. and Mrs, Ivan Swift
and baby home with them. Mr.
and Mrs Swift came here a week,
ago Saturday from Portland with
Mr. and Mrs. Will Guliford apd
were guests of M. and Mrs. A. J.
W. E. Woodcock made a 'trip to
Kent Wednesday taking Marion
DuncaD to register in his precinct.
Mr. Duncan is logging at the
Woodcock & rennedT mill.
Ralph Chancier has completed
bi3 Dew house on his homestead.
J. E. Kennedy and A. G. Har'
vey brought a band of cattle from
their Deschutes'pastures Saturday.
Ed Driver is 'recovering from a
second attack of blood poison in
Mitt Wing and family arrived
from Toppenisb, Wn., two weeks
ago Saturday. They have sold
their farm here to Andy and Ly
man Booth for $4fi00 and have .
purchased forty acres of land in
the Yakima valley,
Miss Julia Savage is engaged in
the household work at the J, E,
A heavy frost did much, damage
here Satni'dry night killing tender
garden plants. J, M, Fatison and
son Keneth were over from Dufur
Friday guests at the A. M. Pfitiseu
borne. Belvie Patison accompa
nied tbem bome,
Don Miller went to The Dalles
Sunday, taking the chaufer back
who brought his car, - nd was ac
companied by Charley and Hilda
Lake, the latter going to Portland
to visit relatives.
A partv of young people went
from here Sunday to Mnupin to
witness the ball game between
The Dalles and Maupiu which re
sulted in the former winning by a
spore of 5 to 2. :
Mrs. fearl Harvey fj',4 Mn"
Lena Woodcock and baby went to
Hood, River Sunday whera Ihey
will pack strawberries. Cn-il
Woodcock took them in his car.
Henry Miller took Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Driver and little grandaugh
ter, Lenore Woodcock to Tha
Dalles Sunday wnere they will
take the train for,Portland to visit
Miss Borntb? McCprsJe ww ie
Maupin a week ago Sunday to
meet Miss Laura Kibber fror ;
C. L. Croaco who conducted the
farmers loan meeting on Smock
some two weeks ago with his wife
spent sever?i d;f -s here h,sfcM Ia,
tuiuin; t,o their fatae at $am,aft. ' -
I'aiW, . ..
tolas Crystal Pratt returned
Wednesday fro? 9 Tf'SSl
lhe Ealisa. ; . ' " .
The C. S- MqCorkle family, Mr,, '
Xancy JoDes and family, Misa.
Laura' Kibbce and Miss CryHtJv.-
P.rttt tinil an ah.:. . ., .
ives Sunday. '. . ' ..
"Ir. and Mrs. B. - a '
javj a iwjsion of tbe H;vey tela, i
tivej at their home Sunday. .... a
1 uuevu wet to wfaap".
ahey Friday wbors h ',
ployaent iq ft shop.