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SPItAr. WHEELER COUNTY, OllEQON; THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1910.
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTStiELl
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Russslan army In Turkey retlrei 80
' mllci in Bagdad region to await cooler
Germane fall in counter attack
against the French, who hold ground
they won along the river Somme.
Vienna admlta defeat of the Aus
trian, when they were driven back
nearly Ave milea from their positions,
The new Swisa war loan of 100,000,
000 franca at 4 per cent, iuued at 97,
haa been oversubscribed by (1,000,000
Admiral Jellicoe, of the British
navy, reporting on the North Sea
naval battle, eat 1 mates the uermana
lost 21 ships. .
Since the beginning of the European
war the Swiss national debt has risen
from an average of 8 franca per cap
ita to 150 francs.
Theodore Toblason, owner of a mil
linery store in Spokane, was shot and
killed in his store by Alphonae Pan-
slera, Pansiera, according to the po
lice, said Toblason owed him $5000,
It la understood that the report that
Sir Edward Grey, the English foreign
secretary, la to be raiaed to the peer
age, is correct, and that In fact he al
ready haa accepted such an offer. A
baronetcy of the United Kingdom
probably will be conferred upon him.
The War department has announced
that it will call to the colors within
few days the regular army reserve.
consisting of between 4000 and 5000
men who have served in the army, in
1 order to hasten organization of new
unite provided by the army reorganiza
A new project for saving life at the
time of naval engagements is reported
from Copenhagen. It la said several
prominent Danes Intend to organise a
fleet of several hundred motor boats
along the, west coast of Jutland. These
, boats, flying the Red Cross flag, will
be sent out to pick up the wounded
after each sea battle.
' Petitions carrying 75,000 names in
support of initiative No. 24, which au
thorizes the operation of breweries and
aale of beer direct to consumers, were
died with the secretary of state of
Washington. It is estimated that 50,-
000 of the petitionera will be found
qualified to sign, while the law needs
only 82,000 signatures to place on the
Loss of at least 17 lives and prop
erty damage which may total several
millions of dollars resulted from the
tropical storm which swept the east
Gulf Coast and turned inland Saturday.
, All the deaths reported occurred near
' Boloit, Ala., where 17 negroes lost
their Uvea. Several resorts along the
coast in the vicinity of Mobile had not
been heard from. There was no loss
of life in either Mobile or Pensacola,
the largest cities in the storm's path,
according to messengers from, those
places, which still were cut off from
the direct wire communication.
A bill to establish a National park
service, with a compensation system
of supervision, and a bill to accept
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jurisdiction" over the Crater Lake Na
tional park, were among measures
passed by the house of representatives.
The customs bureau of the Treasury
department begins an examination to
learn the total amount of arms and am
munition that haa been exported to
Mexico within the last year. The
work was undertaken at the request of
the War department. Orders were
sent to all customs inspectors to tabu
late the information and send it to
Washington aa soon aa possible.
Three deaths from heat were report
ed to the police in St. Louis Tuesday.
The victims were elderly men. The
highest temperature was 94 degrees.
No soldier along the border is to be
without a Bible, jf efforts now being
made to provide each fighting man
with a pocket-size khaki-bound volume
at a cost of 6 cents are successful.
The army chaplaina who have been in
terested in the movement are lending
their assistance to it The Bibles are
provided at cost.
OREGON TO fOREML POSSIBLE
Portland The entire state of Ore
gon will be protected by strict pre
ventative measures against the possl
ble Introduction of infantile paralysi
Infection, through orders Issued Sun
day by the State Board of Health, end
forwarded by State Health Officer
David N. Robcrg to all local health
officers, and county judges, throughout
To further Insure the observance of
theso precautions against the plague
that Is terrorizing New York, Gover
nor Withycombe has been requested by
the State Board of Health to Issue
proclamation to the county judges of
Oregon, Instructing them to establish
the quarantine at every railroad sta
tlon within their jurisdiction.
The plan Is simple, though necessar
ily involving a great deal of close ob
servation and employment of a regi
ment of medical inspectors and assist
Incoming passengers, under 15 years
of age, from all Eastern points, will
be met at each station by authorized
inspectors. Their temperatures will
be taken. If the temperature be above
normal, or if any other indication of
the dread malady is observed, the child
will be placed under atrict quarantine,
Epidemic Is Subsiding.
New York Nineteen more deaths
from infantile paralysis In New York
City for the 24 hours ended at 10
o'clock Sunday morning were reported
by the department of health, making
the total fatalities 224 since the epi
demic started. There was a drop in
the number of new cases, 88 being re
ported Sunday against 95 Saturday.
The total number of cases now has
reached 980. The mortality rate 1
still about 23 per cent. Brooklyn con
tinued to lead with new cases.
life of President of Argentine
Republic Sought by Anarchist
Buenos Aires An attempt to assas
sinate President de la Plaza was made
Sunday by a self-styled anarchist - The
President was standing on a balcony of
a government building reviewing some
troops when a man in the crowd of
spectators suddenly drew a revolver
and fired at him. The shot went wild
and the would-be assassin was ar
The .great crowd of spectators
surged forward. In an effort to take the
assassin from his guards and lynch
him, but this was prevented by the
soldiers. The man gave hia name as
Jean Mandrinl. He said he was born
in Argentina and was 24 years old.
United States lias 21,000,000
Men Eligible to Military Service
Washington, D. C The census bu
reau, while unable to answer specifical
ly the question how many able-bodied
citizens of military age there are in the
United States, estimates that the total
number of male citizens and and those
who have declared their intention' to
become citizens, who are 18 to 45
years old inclusive, is not far from 21,
This estimate is based on the as
sumption that there has been an in
crease of aproximately 10 per cent in
the population of the country since the
census of 1910. When that census
was taken the total number of male
citizens and prospective citizens 18
years old and over but under 46 was
19.183,000. Of this number, 14,857,
000 were foreign-born whites who had
become naturalized or had. declared
their intention of doing so, 2,052,000
were negroes and 60,000 were Indians.
Socialists Insist Eood Supply is Short
The Hague During a debate on the
food situation at the Thursday evening
session of the Berlin city council, the
Socialists complained of the inequality
and inadequacy of the distribution of
food under the mass-feeding scheme.
Councillor Mommsen declared that no
resident of Berlin was yet starving.
This elicited a sharp contradiction.
Municipal Physician Weber main
tained there was no question of under
feeding, yet whereupon cries of strong
dissent arose from the Socialists.
The Socialist councillor, Hoffman,
said that he himself had been a patient
at the Rudolph Virchow hospital for
months, and knew how Beriously the
dietary had been reduced.
British Statesmen Shifted.
London Following the appointment
last week of David Lloyd-George as
secretary for war, official announce
ment was made of several other chang
es in the government Edwin Samuel
Montaru, financial secretary to - the
treasury, takes Lloyd-George's place
as minister of munitions, Thomas Mc-
Kinnon Wood, secretary of state for
Scotland, becomes chancellor of the
Duchy of Lancaster and financial sec
retary to the treasury. ,
IN AMERICAN PORT
U-lincr Crosses Atlantic With Cargo t
KAISER WRITES TO PRESIDES
Vessel Successfully Breaks Blockade
of British Warships Will Take
Home Needed Supplies.
Baltimore The world's first subma
rine merchant vessel, the German un
derwater liner Deutschland, anchored
below Baltimore Sunday night after
voyaging safely across the Atlantic,
passing the allied blockading squad
rons and eluding enemy cruisers
watching for her off the American
She carried a message from Emperor
William to President Wilson, a quan
tity of mail estimated at 150 tons and
a cargo of . 750 tons of costly chemicals
and dyestuffs. and is to carry ba:k
home a aimilar amount of nickel and
crude rubber sorely needed by the Ger
Sixteen days out from Bremerhaven
to Baltimore, the submarine reached
safety between the Virginia capes at
1 :45 o clock Sunday morning, by. a
heavy pall of darkness which settlad
over the entrance of the bay, with the
setting of a tell-tale half moon.
Once inside, the visitor threw cau
tion aside and began shrieking his si
ren signalling a pilot and at the same
time attracting the attention of the
tug Thomas F. Timmona, which bad
been waiting in . the., lower bay for
nearly two weeka to greet the Deutsch-
land and convoy her into port
Little was known here about what
happened during the epoch-making
cruise across the ocean, which in
small measure at least breaks the
blockade on German trade with the
rest of the world. None of the sub
marine's crew had landed and the
agents of her owners had received only
meager reports. Such information aa
was available came directly from the
pilot and from Captain Hans F,
Hinsch, of the North German Lloyd
Liner Neckar, laid up here since the
beginning of the war.
F. Gillies, Washington State
fund looter, Escapes From lail
Olympia, Wash. J. F Gillies, twice
convicted of embezzling $20,000 from
state industrial insurance funds while
employed as claim agent for the state,
Sunday night pried off two flimsy locks
with a bolt as a jimmy and escaped
from the Thurston county jail. With
him went Henry Roberts, awaiting
transfer to the reformatory for a stat
Prosecutinsr Attorney Yantis ordered
the arrest of Mrs. Gillies on a warrant
harging her with aiding the escape of
the prisoners. Mrs. Gillies was not
locked up, but was taken to the home
of a policeman and placed in the care
of the officer s wife.
It is believed the prisoners boarded
a train bound for Portland.
An automobile is known to have left
town about midnight and it is be
lieved to have taken the - two men to
ward Canada. At a late hour no trace
had been reported of either.
Shortly after dark Gillies and Rob
erts locked an old man held on a minor
charge in his cell and pried their way
Sheriff McCorkle was at Centralis
and James Fennell, County game war
den, who occasionally slept at the jail,
was out of town.
By sawing off the riveted end of the
bolt by which their cell would have
been locked, had that precaution been
taken, Gillies and Roberts slipped out
the bolt and then sawed the end of it
off on the bias to make a chisel point
by which they pried their way out
Gillies evidently let himself from the
window to the ground 15 feet below
with a blanket
" Alaska Sends In Bullion.
Seattle. Wash. Seven hundred and
fifty thousand dollars in gold bullion,
the largest shipment received from
Alaska this year, was brought here
Sunday by the steamer Humboldt
which arrived from Skagway. The
gold, the first of the Spring cleanup
in interior Alaska, was shipped from
Fairbanka by the first steamer up the
Yukon and transported to Skagway
over White Pasa from White Horse,
the head of river navigation.
:: Problem of the
AFTER a long day of strenuous
play Clarence, all of eight was
certainly tired, and his disinclina
tion to put away the blocks and toys
was comprehensible. But there was
no compromise; mother insisted and
the task was soon accomplished. He
came back to mother and aald, "Now
they're all put away, mother. Give me
"A nickel T" asked the mother, not
perceiving the relevancy of the last re
mark. "Why ahould I give you a
"For putting away those things;
that's work; I don't want to be.,
slave," came the answer.
Tbla suggested a possible misunder
standing, and mother asked rather
than declared, "You don't know what
a slave is, Clarence!"
"Oh, yes I do," persisted the boy. "A
slave Is like the colored people In the
South who used to be made to work
without getting paid."
That waa near enough to the truth
for the Immediate purpose, and Clar
ence's mother had to atop fencing. She
closed right In. People get paid for
doing work for others, she explained.
only where they cannot get any other
returns for their service. But people
do not get paid for doing their duty.
The explanation waa entirely satis
factory to Clarence, except at one
point He did not see how he waa
going to get any money If not in pay
ment for the things he had to do and
he had already discovered that he
needed money. When a child reaches
the point at which he has the germ of
appreciation for money he certainly
should have an opportunity to get It if
that can possibly be arranged. And
"h HH"i"-" 4" 'M 'M' 'I1 'I 'fr 'i' '1' 't
I'm Sorry; I Was Wrong
There may be virtue in the man
Who's always sure he's right
Who'll never hear another's plan
And seeks no further light;
But I like more the chap who sings
A somewhat different song,
Who says, when he has messed up
Tnrrsorry; I was wrong."
It's hard for anyone to say
That failure's due to him
That he lost hls-flght or way
Because his lights burned dim.
It takes a man aside to throw
The vanity that's strong,
Confessing: , "Twas my fault I
I'm sorry; I was wrong."
And so, I figure, those who use
This honest, manly phrase,
Hate It too much their way to lose
On many future days.
They'll keep the path and make the
Because they do not lon6
To have to say, when they're not
I'm sorry; I was wrong."
Eating on the Fly.
One of the great ammunition com
panies of New England has been forced
by the demands of war to extend Ita
plant until it is over a mile" In length.
This distance Is too long to be trav
ersed by the workers who have only a
half hour for lunch. To meet this de
mand lunch counters on wheels have
been provided, which travel along the
passage, enabling the men to eat as
they leave to get a little outdoor air
during their noon period. The food la
kept hot by electric currents and In
cludes soup, meat potatoes and other
vegetables. In addition to these mov
able lunchrooms counters are set down
at different points, at which fruit pie.
cake and other unheated foods are
sold. The prices are always low and
the food quality the best
Some Things That Are New.
Experts have listed more than 10.-
000 varieties of orchids.
A water-cooled motorcycle haa been
Invented by an Englishman.
Among the Jewelry noveitiea la a
combination penknife and lead pencil
to 8e a Slave."
If the family has the means there are
two waya open, both of which may be
used at some time.
A child may be given a small regu
lar allowance for his own use. Through
this he may learn the Joy of immedi
ate Indulgence of trifling whims; or
he may learn to expend his resources
with discrimination; or he may learn
the advantages of deferring expendi
ture for more favorable purchasing.
For the reason that the allowance Is
a part of the routine Income of the
child, by virtue of his membership in
the home community, it should never
be used aa an Instrument of "discipline."-
As to ita amount It should
be Increased only in recognition of
larger needs, and it should be dimin
ished only when retrenchment is
necessary for the family as a whole
or when changing conditions Indicate
reduced needs for the child.
In addition to allowance children
should have opportunities to earn ex
tra amounts of money. It is the money
earned that gives them the necessary
inner experience without which one is
never able to translate money value
Into tarms of effort and exertion and
sacrifice. Money that comes without
effort may teach the child to spend
wisely, or to save; but it can never
teach him the human cost of the things
that he uaes from day to day. It la
perhaps at this point more than any
where else that the children of the
well-to-do fall to become acquainted
with the life problems of the mass of
the people. They come to feel the
value of money in terms of what it
can buy, but not in terms of what it
costs. Only in the effort of labor can
the true value of money be conceived.
Concealed under the flap of a new
cap for men is a pocket for money or
The world's greateat wireless station
has been built in Italy, powerful
enough to communicate with North
and South America when similar sta
tions are erected on this side of the
To facilitate rapid writing there has
been invented a metal device to be
clamped to the little finger and with
a shelf on which to rest the next fin
ger and slide over a surface written
To Insure the owner of a private
shaving cup kept In a barber shop that
he Is its only user there has been in
vented a paper cap to cover it, which
cannot be removed without breaking
In the last few years Moscow has
been increasing In population more
rapidly than at any time In a century
and. If the present rate be continued,
it will have more than 2,000,000 rest
dents in 1920. '
The average man does Just as many
queer things when he isn't in love as
when he is, but they are not quite so
VITT, BENEDICT, URGES
TIGERS TO FOLLOW SUIT
Propaganda of Detroit Player Threat
ens Trouble, for Manager Jennings
Doesn't tike Bridegrooms.
Oscar Vltt threatens to be Jennings'
menace. As most fans know, the
young man from the coast having
won hlmBelf a regular berth with the
Tigers, Immediately took to himself
a brlda Thla Is in strict accordance
Chicks must not be left exposed
to hot sunshine. If there are no trees,
some other shade should be provided
growing corn or sunflowers, or even
a shelter of boards, canvas or straw.
Sour milk la splendid feed for little
Neither goslings nor ducklings will
do well on dry feed such as Is success
fully used for chicks. They must
have crumbly, damp mashes while
they are young.
Sometimes chicks that have been
thoroughly soaked by a cold rain and
are apparently dead can be reVlved by
putting them In a warm place where
the temperature is about 100.
8ell the old bens. The best la?rs
are the pullets.
Roup la Infectious and the weak
lings are the ones to first become In
fected. A little finely granulated charcoal
mixed in the feed of little chicks,
ducklings, goslings and poults (young
turkeys) will do a great deal to pre
vent digestive troubles.
One of the best preventives of dis
ease In the poultry yard Is permanga
nate of potash used in the drinking
water. Put what you can pile of It on
a ten-cent piece Into a gallon of water.
Every Boy Gan Have
Whistle Here's How
When off to the park or country
and loafing along a shady stream,
watching a boat drift Idly or a fish
line cork rest upon the still surface, it
la a fine time to employ an hour or so
in making those delights to every boy,
bark and plug whistles. The skillful
boy learns the method and hia first
effort at least toots In a fashion, while
others may hardly get a whisper out
of their initial attempt Later per
fection of method and getting the
knack result In a shrill blast that en-
uuwiQM a vuv as viu via uuaa. -
Cut a straight willow twig about the
length and twice the diameter of a
lead pencil, one end of which la cut
bevel, as here shown. At three or
four Inches from the end cut through
the bark all around; this will be the
length of the whistle. This section
should be free of knots or roughness.
On your knee, or better, on a flat
wooden surface, hammer the bark
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Whistles in the Making.
smartly, turning it so aa to strike
every portion; use the back of your
knife, a stout piece of stick, or a
This hammering separates the fiber
from the sapwood, and with a little
gentle twisting and pulling the bark
will slip off the twig. Cut the twig
the same length as the bark and at
the bevel end flatten one side, as
shown. About an Inch back of the
end cut a thumbnail-shape hole in the
bark to come above the flat side of the
twig and insert the twig. Then blow.
with the unwritten big league law,
marriage being regarded as the nat
ural follow-up to the gaining of an es
tablished position In the profession.
Now, Vltt who rather fancies him
self as a hotel lobby orator, is spend
ing much of his time preaching the
gospel of matrimony to the young and
unmarried members of the party.
"Boys," he is wont to say. "It's the
Ufa Tou don't know ' the comfort
you're missing by not having your own
home, and you don't appreciate the re
sponsibility you're shirking aa a citi
zen. Follow my example."
Which is all right In a way, only
that Mr. Jennings does not care for
a mad and concerted rush for mar
riage licenses and a lot of weddings
all at once. All managers prefer mar-
rled players, who are more sedate and
steady than the single men. But
they dread bridegrooms. And the
more In love with their wives the hub
bies are, the greater the fear.
The bridegroom la wont to spend too
much time scanning the grandstand,
to see If wifey Is there,, or to make
sure that she saw the play he just
made or the hit he just got . No man
can keep his mind on the game and
his eye on the audience. After the
novelty of married life wears off, the
player gains in value. But aa a bride
groom he presents a problem, j