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ICEBERG; SINKING Women Being Put Off In Life boats as Message Sud denly Ends. Cape Race, N. F.— Sunday night the •teamship Titanic called "C. Q. D." and reported she struck an iceberg. The steamer said that immediate as sistance was required. Half an hour afterward another message came that they were sinking by the head and that women were being put off in the lifeboats. The weather was calm and clear, the Titanic's wireless operator report ed; and the position of. the vessel 40:46 north latitude and 50:14 west longitude. The Marconi station at Cape Race notified the Allan's liner Virginian, the captain of which immediately ad vised he was proceeding to the scene. The Virginian was 170 miles distant from the Titanic. The Olympic at an early hour Monday morning was in latitude 40:43 north and longitude 61:18 west. She was in direct com munication with the Titanic and made all haste toward her. Famous Persons on Board New York. —The White Star liner Titanic, the largest vessel afloat, left Southampton April 10, on her maiden voyage for New York. She is a vessel of 46,328 tons, is 882 feet 6 inches long, and displaces 66,000 tons. The Titanic carried about 1300 passengers of whom 350 were in the first cabin. Among these are: Major Archibald Butt, military aide to President Taft; C. M. Hayes, president of the Grand Trunk railway; W. T. Stead; Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor; Benjamin Guggenheim and Alfred Gwynne Van derbilt. GRANT FUNERAL DELAYED Burial of General Awaits Arrival of His Daughter New York.—The body of General Frederick Dent Grant, late commander of the department of the east, was re moved to Governor's Island, where it was placed under a military guard of honor. There it will lie until the ar rival here from Russia of the Princess Cantacuzene, General Grant's daugh ter, for whom the funeral services have been delayed. The journey will take at least ten days. Orozco is "Firing" Gomez Leaders Monterey, Mex. —Trouble within the ranks of the revolutionists is indicated in dispatches received here saying that General Orozco, the rebel chief tain, is getting rid of all commanders who enlisted under the banner of Dr. Vasquez Gomez. The messages indi cate that Orozco believes that many of his men and commanders are still loyal to General Gomez, and he is rap idly dismissing all whom he suspects. NORTHWEST FRUIT GROWERS UNITED Portland.—Consolidation of the Northwestern Fruit Exchange with the gftwers' representatives interested in the movement to establish a mutual fruit selling agency was effected in Portland and the future systematic and successful sale of th£ enormous fruit crops of the northwest became assured. It is expected more than 50 per cent Of the fruit growers of Oregon, Wash ington, Idaho and Montana, represent ing an investment of more than $250,- 000,000, at once will become affiliated with the organizatior This action was the result of nego tiations that have been in progress for more than a year between the various fruitgrowing interests of the northwest. The exchange amended its bylaws to provide for mutualiza tion, elected growers' representatives to its board of directors and created an advisory council, the members of which will be elected by the various local fruitgrowers' unions of £he Paci fic northwest. Provision was made for establishing an office at Spokane. President's Wealth Increases Cincinnati.—Duplicate certificates of the taxes of President Taft, filed here, show that the president's taxable property has increased in value $30,- 000 in one year, and that his personal property now has a total value of $51,- 940, with debts aggregating $6500. The duplicate shows that President Taft now owns $50,000 in stocks. A year ago his stocks were listed at §10,000. Republic in Siam Now Probability Hongkong.—Substitution of a repub lic for the present monarchy in Siam is predicted by travelers arriving here with news that the situation there is alarming for the monarchists, in spite of the failure of the recent plot of the revolutionists to change the form of government News from Bangkok by wlr» here it scarce. CLARA BARTON Mfss Ciara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, who died re cently aged 90 years. Brief News of the Week May wheat jumped to $1.10 a bushel in Chicago. Pitiful stories of child life in the slums of London are told in the annual report of the Lonffon county council, just issued. An increase of five cents an hour, granted to 5,000 carpenters who have been on strike in Chicago since April 1, ended the walk-out. Fire swept away the Ames building, one of the principal blocks in the re tail section of Omaha, and caused a loss of probably $350,000. By a vote of 24 to 11 the lower house of the Arizona legisatlure passed a bill, proposing a constitutional amend ment permitting the state to engage in industrial enterprises. A gigantic strike of railroad engin eers affecting all lines east of Chicago and north of the Ohio river is threat ened unless the officials grant de mands for increased wages. The Mohammedans at Lanchow-Fu, province of Kan-Su, have decided to organize a force of 500,000 men to re sist the efforts of the Chinese repub lic, which they believe contemplates their extermination. People in the News John Hays Hammond has accepted the presidency of a commission which is to go abroad to invite nations to participate in the Panama-Pacific ex position at San Francisco. A New York department store own er, who also controls a chain of stores in other cities, has offered Dr. Harvey Wiley a position as pure food expert for the stores at a salary of $12,000 a year. Miss Anne Morgan, daughter of J. P. Morgan, has made arrangements to employ a staff of Japanese ju jitsu ex perts to give instructions to New York working girls in self protection against street rowdies. Political News Bits Secretary Fisher of the interior de partment is on the stump in Nebraska for Taft. Latest returns from Pennsylvania indicate that Roosevelt will have 63 of the 76 delegates to the republican national convention with a possibility of 65. Senator La Follette who is stumping Oregon this week states that every instructed delegate for Roosevelt makes his chance better, for it may mean a deadlock. A delegation of 90 members, unin structed for any presidential candi date but bound by the unit rule, was chosen to represent New York state at the democratic national convention. It is announced that Mrs. La Fol lette will conduct a speechmaking campaign in California in the interest of her husband's candidacy for the republican nomination for president. Kentucky's four delegates at large to the republican national convention were instructed to vote for President Taft, but the Roosevelt leaders in Kentucky will carry a contest to the national convention. With national guard and police at tempting to maintain order, Taft and Roosevelt delegates to the Michigan state convention fought out their is sues and each faction elected six dele gates at large to the national conven tion. The victory of Lawrence Y. Sher man in the Illinois primaries will re tire from the senate on March 4 next United States Senator Cullom, 82 years old and dean of the upper house of congress, after 30 yeara in the sen ate and 60 years in politics. This is Senator Cullom's first political defeat. Nearly all of the presidential aspir ants will be in the field during the tfeek. Colonel Roosevelt is expected to confine his activities to the eastern states. Woodrow Wilson will speak in Georgia and Florida, Governor Har mon in the middle west, and William J. Bryan will add to the gayety of the situation by speaking against Harmon to U» latter'* home state. WHY ALL SHOULD AID GOOD ROADS Means Profit For Everybody, Farmer or Banker. ALL TRADES ARE BENEFITED. Merchants Will Enjoy Wider Trade Relations, Publishers Larger Circu lation, Hotel Proprietors More Tour ists and Bankers More Deposits, Ow ing to Increase In Profits. The work of improving public roads is not up to a certain class of people. It is up to everybody, whether he be a farmer or banker. All should be in terested, as good roads mean profit, says the Ohio Good Roads federation. For instance: If you are a farmer your farm will Increase in value, you can raise more profitable crops, your cost of hauling wili be lower, you can market your products when prices are best, your children can grt to school, your family can attend church, your physician will be in closer touch with you, your boys and girls will stay on the farm, and you will have better mail service, more social life and happier conditions all around. If you are a merchant good roads will enlarge your trading radius and make it possible for purchasers to reach you every day in the year and thereby increase your sales. If you represent a chamber of com merce or a board of trade, because the public roads are commercial feeders to the cities and every improvement of these roads means a greater prosper ity to the cities through increased agri cultural production and greater stimu lus to all industries If you are a highway official, be cause you are striving for better meth- BOAD THAT CAN BE ENJOYED BY TOURISTS. ods of road construction and mainte nance and more efficient road admin istration. If you are a railroad man. because improved roads mean greater produc tion, consequently more traffic, prevent freight congestion, bring more indus tries, more roads, more tourists. If you are an automobile user, be cause you can get the benetit or your machine every day in the year, your repair bills will be lower, longer and better tours will be possible at all sea sons of the year. If you are a dealer in farm products and implements, because you can re ceive the products and deliver the im plements at all times. If you are an automobile manufac turer. because every mile of improved roads means a greater demand for both pleasure and commercial cars, increases wealth and consequently the power to purchase. If you are a publisher or editor, be cause improved roads make wider cir culation possible, increase advertising BOAD THAT MEANS PROSPERITY FOR THB FARMER. by stimulating commercial enterprises, and because road improvement is the most important economic question of the age. If you are a manufacturer of road machinery or road materials, because road improvement means more busi ness. If you are the proprietor of a hotel, because improved roads mean more tourists and more commercial travel. V T ew England, with its system of good road, gets $00,000,000 a year from tour ists alone. If you are a banker, because good roads will increase agriculture, com merce and manufacture, depositors, deposits and dividends If you are a progressive citizen, be cause you cannot progress so long as your state and nation remain in the mud It is estimated that ' $2,750,000 is spent annually upon public roads in Missouri, having an aggregate length of 120,000 milea. % Diamond Cleaving. The art of the lapidary is one of the most delicate employments of mechan ical force known. The practical dia mond cutter learns many facts about precious stones which are sealed books even to mineralogists. . For instance, It is the lapidaries who have found out that diamonds coming from the different districts vary remarkably in their degrees of hardness. It appears that the hardest diamonds come from New South Wales. An unfamiliar fact is that diamonds are made to assume (pproximately the required shape by slitting and cleaving and by "bruting," which is the rubbing of one diamond against another, before they are sub mitted to the polishing wheel.' In cleaving the diamond is cemented on the end of a wooden stick and a steel blade is driven with a smart blow in the direction of the natural plane of cleavage. Diamonds that have been cut by the-lapidary's wheel lack some of the brilliance possessed by those that have simply been cleaved.—New York Press. Good Weight. One trick of the trade was taught to the young butcher by the marketman who gave him his first employment. The old dealer pointed to trays of beef, lamb and pork trimmings beneath the counter. "When customers ask to have all the waste that has been cut from their own meat wrapped up with their order be sure to put in a few of these trim mings besides," he said. "Most always they want the scraps sent home so they can weigh the whole business and find out whether they are getting full weight or not. Enough extra pieces to tip the scales half an ounce beyond the supposed weight won't hurt any body and will give us a good name." Shortly after that the new clerk heard one frugal housewife say to an other: "Oh. why don't you trade at Blank's? He gives such good meas ure. often almost an ounce more than you pay for." The clerk smiled.—Washington Star. Why Men Went West. A hundred years ago the Rev. Timo thy Dwight commented complacently on the benefit to Connecticut from the draining away to the frontier—then western New York—of the restless spirits who chafed under the rule of the old families and the Congregation al clergy, writes Professor Edward Alsworth Ross in the Century. It nev er occurred to him that these insur gent spirits were carrying with them to the wilderness a precious energy and initiative. The unprosperous, the shiftless and the migratory sought the frontier, to be sure, but the enterpris ing, too. were attracted by it. " The timorous and cautious stayed and ac cepted the cramping conditions of an old society, but those who dared take chances, to "place a bet on them selves," were apt to catcJj the western fever. Precedent Nobly Ignored. Had no important step been taken by the leaders of the Revolution for which a precedent could not be discovered no government established of which an exact model did not present itself— the people of the United States might at this moment have been numbered among the melancholy victims of mis guided councils; must at best have been laboring under the weight of some of those forms which have crushed the liberties of the rest of mankind. Happily for America—happily we trust for the whole human race —they pur sued a new and more noble course.— James Madison. The Judge's Advice. The prisoner being without an advo cate and the charge being one of mur der, the judge asked a junior barrister to act as his counsel. The barrister did his best and at lunchtime privately asked the judge whether he should make a long speech for the defense or a short one. "As long as you can make it," said his lordship enigmatically, "for that's the only chance the prisoner has of lengthening his life."—London Opin ion. The Good Old Days Long Gone. A well known Bostonian recently found in his trunk an old diary with this entry: "Aug. 10. 1887. Went to the railroad station to see my sister off, and by some chance Harry Blank was there to see his sister off. and In the rush and noise and confusion we got mixed and I hugged his sister and he hugged mine."—Boston Transcript. More Red Tape. New Official (at museum turnstile)— Here, sir, you must leave your um brella at the door. Gent—But I haven't got an umbrella. New Official—Then go back and get one. No one is allow ed to pass in here unless he leaves his umbrella at the door. Orders is or ders.—Exchange. A Coincidence. "I wonder why a man should ever Wish to steal a kiss?" she remarked Ifter they had been gazing in silence at each other for a long time. "It's funny," he replied, "While I have been sitting here that same thought occurred to me."—Chicago Rec ord-Herald. New Fashion In Horse Shoe*. Hubby—l must take him to the black smith. He needs new shoes. Wife— Can't you have the old ones soled and heeled? The uppers look perfectly good.—Harper's Weekly. If you bring a smile to the trembling lips of you will soon discover that a wnilf !§ Alighting cn your own IjpiL HUMOROUS QUIPS Haunting the Spot Still do I haunt the woodlands, O my sweet, Where we together In the pride of June Wandered throughout a blazing after noon Till, halting where o'erhead the branches meet, I cast myself in suppllance At your feet And begged you fervently to grant that boon Which forms the first step to a honey moon And make your Donald's happiness com plete. Even though you scorned the offer of my heart When pressed upon you in imploring tones. Even though henceforth we're doomed to walk apart (Tou now, in point of fact, are Mrs. Jones), Ofttimes I seek the spot Whereon we stopped. Hoping to find that half erown which I dropped. —Punch. Afraid to Tell. In a New York public institution at tended by many races during an ex amination in history the teacher asked a little chap who discovered America. The boy was evidently terrified and hesitated, much to the teacher's sur prise, to make any reply. "Oh, please, ma'am," he finally stam mered, "ask me something else!" "Something else, Jimmy? Why should I do that?" "The fellers was talking 'bout it yesterday," replied Jimmy, "Pat Mc- Gee said it was discovered by an Irish saint, Olaf he said It was a sailor from Norway, and Giovanni said it was Co lumbus, and if you'd 'a' seen what happened you wouldn't ask a little feller like me."—Everybody's Maga zine. Craze For Excitement. On the occasion of the visit of a traveling circus to a small provincial town the juveniles of the surrounding country were all agog with excite ment, raised by the large posters and gorgeous procession. The young son of a notoriously close fisted farmer rushed in to his father and eagerly importuned him for sixpence with which to "see the circus." "What!" exclaimed old Skinflint. "Sixpence to see the circus, and here only last month I let you go up to Farmer Jones' field to see the eclipse of the moon! Young man, do you want your life to be one perpetual round of gayety?"—Tit-Bits. Who the Heathen Are. Father Bernard Vaughan was con demning a somewhat acrimonious re ligious argument. "Disputes of this kind," he said, "re mind me forcibly of a little girl. " 'What are the heathen, Jenny?" her Sunday school teacher asked this little girl. " 'The heathen,' the child replied, 'are people who don't quarrel over re ligion.' "—New York Press. Anti-skid Variety. Redd—l understand Black's wife has just run away with his chauffeur. Greene—lndeed! Why, that's the third wife he's lost the same way. "Yes, but he's not discouraged. He's looking for another wife." "What! Another!" "Yes; he's looking for an anti-skid wife now."—Yonkers Statesman. At the Bridge Party. "Ladies and gentlemen," said the husband of the hostess, "the prize win ners will be announced after the next four hands have been played. I will now hand a slip of paper to each of you, and we will have a straw vote to Qnd out who is" bur favorite presiden tial candidate."—Chicago Record-Her ald. No Place For Her. "I see where President Taft has been asked to appoint a woman to the su preme court vacancy." "Nonsense! Do you suppose any normal woman is going to take a place where she has to sit still and let other people do all the arguing?"— Baltimore American. Marvelous! Moore —My sense of hearing is the keenest ever. Do you know, I can hear your watch ticking, although you are six feet away. Poore—Then you're a wonder. My watch is at the pawnbroker's, six blocks away.—Boston Transcript Her Point of View. Miss Baker—Do describe the Riviera to me. Traveled Invalid —Well, my rheuma tism was better there, but my teeth troubled me some, and my nerves were bad. That's just the sort of place it Is.—Harper's Bazar. Effective Concealment. "Figures won't lie." said the mathe matician. "No," replied Senator Sorghum, "al though a pretty good way to conceal the truth is to bury it under a big bunch of statistics." — Washington fitar. The Trouble^ "What's the trouble. Without a maid again? I thought your husband said you had a peach of a hired girl." "He did. That's why I let her go."— Cleveland Plain Dealer. Shocking! "And have you a nice narse?" ""Ses, but she's awful wicked." "How ?" "She tells us Bible stories on week l»7*"-LQOd0» Opiuioa. Professional Cards ATTORNEYS S. W. Rogers E. I. Jones ROGERS & JONES Attorneys and Counselors at Law NEWPORT, WASH. M. F. RYAN LAWYER United States Commissioner NEWPORT, WASH. CHESTER A. GROVER ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Security State Bank Building NEWPORT, WASH. Alva S. Sherlock E. L. Sheldon SHERLOCK & SHELDON LAWYERS Practice in State and Federal Courts. Abstracts Furnished and Examined NEWPORT, WASH. PHYSICIANS DR. 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