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THE WAR CLOUD IS DISSIPATING
The Mexican situation is clearing rapidly, and it now
looks as though the affairs of the two countries would be
adjusted amicably. Carranza's last note is extremely
pacificatory, and opens the way for further negotiations.
His secretary, Mr. Aguilar, states the case fairly, saying
there are but two matters between the countries, one the
presence of American troops in Mexico, which he says,
and no doubt truthfully, causes resentment and leads to
friction. The other is the bad conditions along the border
at which the United States, he admits, is justly incensed.
The latter he pledges the Mexican government to use its
best efforts to correct, and to put an end to raiding.
As the raiding of American territory was the cause of
all the trouble, and the de facto government promises to
do all in its power to put an end to this, there is nothing
for the two countries to quarrel about. That Carranza
hi j:f":,,U inU in crnnnino1 rnwlino fit ntlPP.' IS
will nave a uuntuu jju m ""I't""! --
admitted; but if he shows he is doing all he can, and
making an honest and earnest effort to protect the border
and prevent Mexican bandits crossing it, it will be all
this government can, or will ask.
In the meanwhile it is up to us in the near future to
get our troops out of Mexico, or at least near the border,
to show our Mexican neighbors we have no designs on.
their territory and are disposed to act square with them.
So long as our troops remain in Mexico there will be fric
tion, and so soon as possible they should be withdrawn.
General Pershing says there is no reason for keeping our
army in Mexico, unless we intend to intervene, and his
opinion should carry great weight.
President Wilson has all along insisted there would
be no war with Mexico if it could be avoided, and it can be
depended on that he will go far to meet President Car
ranza's concessions, and arrange a satisfactory conclus
ion to the matter. The militia will be kept on the border
in all probability, for three or four months, and until such
time as it becomes evident that Carranza is trying to live
up to his promises. When this has been demonstrated
they will be sent home. Their going to the border was
necessary, for it had to be shown to the Mexican leaders
that a settlement of the matter had to be made if they
would prevent intervention.
Besides the normal effect on Mexico, the sending ot
the militia to the line was a splendid thing in other ways.
It is riving the boys a touch of real military service and
they will come home pretty wen anueu soimers, aim uc
ready for service should the occasion ever require.
It has served a good purpose also in showing the coun
try just the condition it was in in regard to preparedness,
and furnished a good example of what we must expect in
case events should ever require the assembling of an army
for defense of the country. It has also demonstrated that
the spirit of 76 is not dead; and that while Americans do
not take very strongly to the military life in time of peace,
they do not hesitate to come forward when necessity
If Carranza means what he says, and makes an honest
effort to do the things his note says he is willing to do,
there will be no war with Mexico. His acceptance of the
situation makes it impossible for us to ask more, for he
concedes the very things we have insisted upon. Pres
ident Wilson will no doubt take his promises at then
face value and act accordingly. That there will be
further trouble along the border for awhile is expected,
for it will probably be just as impossible for Carranza to
stop the bandits at once, as it was for us to prevent their
raids. It will require our assistance on this side of the
line and it will also require patience and forbearance on
our part until the bitterness wears away, and the Car
ranza government, getting on its feet, is able to handle
its banditry. .
The Rumanians have seized 250 cars and six locomo
tivpa Mnnonno- tn the Austro-Hunearian railways which
were sent into Rumania while the Russians were advanc
ing on Bukowina. At the same time all exportation to
Bulgaria were suspended. This looks as though Rumania
was at last about to take a hand in the war, and on the
side of the allies. Naturally the country is pro-Russian,
and the wonder is that it has not shown this long ago by
siding with that nation. Should -she join the allies it
would be the hardest jolt the Teutons have yet received.
At the same time it would place Bulgaria in a tight box.
If Rumania goes over to the allies it is almost certain that
Greece will follow, and this would make Bulgaria the
meat in the sandwich, tightly packed between two
With two measures on the ballot this fall, that is if
the bill permitting the manufacture of beer in the state
gets on, there will be some lively scrapping. It would
make things decidedly mixed if the law preventing the
importation of all spirituous liquors should pass, and at
the same time the other law permitting the manufacture
of beer in the state should also pass. This would give
such breweries as are in the state a dead cinch on the beer
business. It is not probable this will happen, but then it
must be remembered that it is the unexpected, politically
that always happens in Oregon.
There should be bumper crops of all kinds in the valley
this year. There has been considerable loss in cherries
but it is probable the grains and other crops will much
more than offset the loss in these. Of course this is poor
consolation for the man who depended largely on his
cherry crop for his income, and individually he win not
benefit by the increase in other lines. The potatoes should
break all records, and the grain crops will perhaps do
The sending of the American militia to the border had
one good effect, and this from the Mexican standp'oint. It
served to unify Mexico, and draw all classes to the sup
port of Carranza. It awakened the national spirit, and
will go far toward giving Mexico at last a stable govern
ment. In no other way perhaps could the petty jealousies
and political aspirations of the small chiefs have been set
aside and the whole brought together.
Whatever the outcome of the present troubles with
Mexico, it seems certain the state troops will be kept on
the border for some months at least, and until affairs
have gotten back to normal condition again. This will
take considerable time as the government will not send
them home until the raids are stopped, or the Mexican
forces of government are firmly enough established to
control them. sl"
' It was mighty pleasant' 'reading yesterday for many
a Salem relative and friend, the statement that about all
danger of war was over and that our boys were to come
home to us without their baptism of blood on Mexican
battlefields. All Salem turned out to bid the boys,
especially Company M, God speed, but the demonstration
then was nothing to what they will be given when they
One of the results of the war which will prove dis
astrous to German trade, is that necessity will have
caused Americans and other peoples who depended on her
for many things such as dye stuffs, to find substitutes, or
learn how to make the things themselves. . When the war
is over the market once monopolized by Germany in many
lines will have been lost to her permanently.
Someone resurrects Villa every few days, but from his
disappearance last Spring when it was reported he was
wounded, and from the further fact that nothing has
been heard of or from him in the way of pillaging, it is
pretty certain he is either dead or so badly hurt, that his
"usefulness" is over.
(Continued from Fage One.
of the Massachusetts and of the New
Mexico militia stationed here may be
sent into Mexico today as guards for
motor truck trains to (ieueral Pcrsh
ing's base camp near Coloniu Dublun.
The trip across the bonier will be
one of hardships for the civilian sol
diers. Tho smothering alkali dust
kicked up by the trucks, the jolting
over the rutty trail and the desert sun
have wilted the most hardened regulars
on their first trip.
Yesterday tho eastern militiamen got
th.nr first taste of a border rust storm.
A high wind swept blinding clouds of
the alkali dust through their camp
throughout most of the day, filling the
eyes of the men and causing them con
Biddable suffering. Without guggles
they could not leave their tents.
At supper time the wind blow food
from plates or covered the eatables
with fine dust. The storm tore an aero
plane from its moorings, damaging it
Throughout the night troop trains car
rying eastern militiamen to border
points farther west passed through Col
umbus. From the office of military censor,
which announced the probable move
ment of militinmen into Mexico to. lav
came word to the newspaper corres
pondents that no mention of tho num
ber of men or names of their regiments
would be allowed.
In the eamp of the guardsmen joy
followed the promise of active service.
Much rivalry was manifested between
the Massachusetts and New Mexico un-l
its and their captains for the coveted
assignment. Little knots gathered in !
enmp streets and talked over their j
Before the sand storm forced aband- j
onment of all activities,. Major C. S :
Earnsworth, commandant of the base, j
completed a field inspection of the en
tire body of eastern guardsmen here.
"They are generally well equipped,"
said Farnsworth. "The guns are in good
Within a few days the militiamen will
be refitted with the olive drab cotton
uniforms issued in tropical service. At
present the men have woolen uniforms
which add to the discomforts of the
A rifle range is being prepared on the
edge of camp for practice by guards
men. Hard drilling to harden the men
and accustom them to the heat has al
A large number of Massachusetts in
fantry will be strung along the border
at various ranches to guard it against
raids, it is understood.
After seven days on the trail of the
Mexicans who killed William Parker
and his wife, a posso of cow boys led
by two of the dead American's broth
ers, returned to Hachita early today
with a Mexican woman in custody, f-ihe
was an employe of the Parker- ranch
and, with her brother who escaped the
posse, was suspected of having partici
fTated ill the murders for purposes of
robbery. In the chase the posso cross
ed tho border into Mexico.
When summer comes and a
vacation outing is- planned,
remember Newport is cool.
The breeze from off the
mighty Pacific never fails.
With the many diversions and
attractions to pass the hours
away, surely you could fad
no better place for your vaca
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Round Trip Tickets are on sale daily
from all Southern Pacific stations in
Western Oregon. The return limit is
October a 1st.
Daily Trains from Albany and Corval
lis make excellent connetlions.
Write for illustrated booklet ".Newport," or ask local agent for
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
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The Angels set a new pace in balldom at Salt Lake
yesterday when they made a round dozen runs in the
first inning. The Salt Lake team must surely have been
caught actually napping.
When man is poor, and wealth or fame seems far be
yond his hope and aim, he is so unobtrusive then, he
makes a hit with fellow men. He saws his wood and
mows his hay, and has a modest, winning
way, and all his course of conduct shows he
doesn't, fatuous, suppose that if from mun
dane scenes he'd drop, the whole blamed
universe would stop. He strives to earn his
weekly checks, and is a credit to his sex,
But when his eager, straining feet have
landed him in Easy street, his head swells
up, he chesty grows, and of his stake he
brags and blows, he sneers at men who
have not grown as big a bundle as his own.
He flaunts the package he has made, and
keeps himself on dress parade, and loads his wife and silly
girls with silks and clanking gold and pearls, till people
wish he'd lose his roll, and be the old-time simple soul.
Prosperity, when it arrives, oft ruins good and useful
lives. When Fortune hammers at our doors, it turns good
fellows into bores.
No Change in Flans.
By Carl L. Groat.
(I'nited Tress staff correspondent.)
Washington, July 0. Though con
vinced that danger of war with .Mexico
has passed the war department today
stood by its original intention to send
all of the militiamen originally called
to the border.
It had been suggested that forces not
already entrained might be held at their
base mobilization camps, but the de
partment said officially today there has
been no change 111 plans, nnd that none
is in prospect.
Aside from tlie advantage of mobili
zation nud experience of border patrol,
tho department deems it advisable to
protect the bonier thoroughly against
rnids while diplomatic negotiations are
m progress. These, it is thought, will
occupv two or three weeks nt least. In
the nieautitme, some plans for replacing,
militia with regular army forces may
be worked out.
Washington. July U. At his own re-!
quest, .Mexican Ambassador Arredondo
was accorded au interview with Secre
tary of State Lansing for late this aft
ernoon. The state department would not give
a hint as to the object of the confer
ence. It was believed, however, Secre
tary Lansing desired to discuss inform
ally certain portions of the reply this
government will make to the last Car
ranza note before the secretary leaves
for his vacation tomorrow.
San Francisco, July 0 The second
theatrical bombshell within u week
fell today with the publication- of a
report that the Pantages circuit is to
be booked in affiliation with the Mar
cus Lowe. Schaefer, ('. 11. Miles and
Thomns Swxe circuits.
In the local house the, report was
disci-edited bv Joseph Cluxtou, repre
sentative of Alexander l'antages, who
said he had received no verification.
At the offices of a theatrical maga
zine in which the announcement ap
peared, it was stated that the infor
mation had come directly from Walter
Keefe, new general booking superin
tendent of Pantages circuit.
SHIPLOAD OF MIDDIES SAFE
Hot Water for
Telli why everyone should drink
hot water with phosphate
In It before breakfast.
Washington, July (5. The coast guard
cutter Itasca freighter to the gunwales
with middies from the naval academy
today, arrived at Havana harbor, 4S
hours overdue. It was delayed by the
hurricane which swept the gulf yester-dnv.
Will Not Divide Yet.
San Antonio. Texas, July 11. The
southern department of the army will
not be divided into three sections as
planned, at least for some time, it was
iiiiimnted nt department ueauquarters
here today Reasons for the probable de
lav could not be ascertained.
All regimental commanders of the
militia along tne noruer nave oeen or
dered to get their men into condition
for hard service as rapidly as possible.
Not half of the militia of the coun
try has reached the border, or has even
started, although 17 days have elapsed
tnce it was called out. Army officers
here are not placing the blame on the
The Fourth Missouri infantry passed
through here last night en route to La
redo. It is composed of companies
from northern Missouri.
son's fate. He was so ill when the
news was received here that tho phy
sicians feared the shock would kill him
if he were told.
Headache of any kind, is caused by
auto-intoxication which meuns aelf
poisoiiHig. Liver and bowl poisons,
called toxins, sucked ito the blood,
through the lymph ducts, excite the
heurt which pumps the blood so fast
that it congests iu the smaller arteries
and veiiis of the head producing vio
lent, throbbing pain and distress, called
headche. You become nervous, de
spondent, sick, feverish and miserable,
your meals sour and almost nauseate
you. Then you resort to ncctanilide,
aspirin or the bromides which tempor
arily relieve but do not rid the blood of
these irritating toxins.
A glass of hot water.with n teaspoon
ful of limestone phosphate in it, diank
before brenkfnst for awhile, will not
only wash these poisons from your sys
tem iiii.I cure you of headache but will
cleanse, purify and freshen the entire
Ask your pharmacist for a quarter
pouud of limestone phosphate. It is in
expensive, harmless as sugar, and al
most tasteless, except 'for a sourish
twinge which is not unpleasant.
If you aren't feeling your best, if
tongue is coated or you wake up with,
bad taste, foul breath or have eolds,
indigestion, biliousness, constipation
or sour, acid stomach, begin the phos
phntcd hot water cure to rid your
system of toxins and poisons.
Results are quick and it is claimed
that those who continue to flush out
the stomach, liver and bowels every
morning never have any headache or
know a miserable moment.
Father Is Dead
Portland. Or.. July (1. Samuel P.
Adair, father of Lieutenant Heary R.
Adair, who was killed at Carnal, died
late last night without learning of his
Just how you are going to feel. If you
allow it to become lazy yon will have
headache and feel bilious. Tone the
liver and keep it active with the aid of
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