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The San Juan islander. [volume] (Friday Harbor, Wash.) 1898-1914, November 29, 1912, Image 4

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Business Men Show Deep Inter-
est in Exhibits.
Wisconsin Men Take First Honors in
Butter and Cheese —Oregon
Scores High
Portland —Attendance boomed at the
Dairy Show. Every streetcar to the
stockyards was crowded, and hundreds
came in automobiles. Members of the
Ad club, wearing badges telling their
names and lines of business, put in
much time admiring the aristocratic
mi Ik- producers, and with a large dele
gation of the Progressive Business
Men's club, and representatives of the
Commerical club and Chamber of com
merce, learned a few of the fine points
of the game of breeding superlatives
in dairy stock.
Fully 5000 in all saw the show, in
cluding the milk, butter and cheese
displays- Hundreds were given an in
sight into the business of preparing
me at for market by a tour of the
Union Meat company's mammoth
plant, conducted by uniformed guides,
who explained each step in the ani
mal's progress from the hoof to cold
storage. Many "made a day of it" by
visiting the Land Show in the morn
ing and the Dairy Show in the after
noon. . ...
Interest centered in the judging of
the Jerseys and the agricultural col
lege students' general stock judging
contest. Competition was keen in
the Jersey clas3, but in the Guernsey
class the splendid herd of D. H. Loon
ey, of Independence, Or., was opposed
by no other entries.
Washington Agricultural college took
first in the students' judging contest,
with 1750 out of a possible 2500
points. The first team of the Oregon
Agricultural college was second, with
1714, and the second team of the same
school third, with 1600. Utah was
fourth with 1530. For a time it was
thought that Oregon had won, but
final averages gave first place to
Washington by 36 points.
Many of the blue and red ribbons
for Jerseys were hung on the stalls of
the Utah cattle, herds entered under
such well-known names as SmOot,
Smith and Cannon furnished prize
winners. However, John B. Stump &
Son's Deercombe herd, of Monmouth,
Or., were "the leaders, taking seven
firsts and four seconds. W. O. Mor
row, of Independence, Or., was a
strong contender in this class, his fine
herd taking several firsts and seconds.
In the butter and cheese competi
tions Wisconsin appears to have car
ried off first honors, with Oregon a
close second in both cases. L. W.
Turner, of Montfort, Wis., took first
for butter, with A. A. Oswald and
Peter Beier, both of Portland, second
and third, the scores being 97, 96f
and 961. It is possible that when the
judges complete their grand averages
Oregon will be found leading although
the highest single score goes to the
Badger state.
F. A. Geirguts, of Appleton, Wis.,
led the cheesemakers, with a score of
97. Hugh Barber, of Mohler, Or.,
wa* second, with 96, and A. A. Kirby,
of Tillamook, third, with 95J. Again
the general average may result in an
Oregon victory, although Wisconsin
has the highest individual score.
Exhibit of Products at Portland in-
teresting and Instructive.
Portland— Diversified farming is re
ceiving a whole lot of substantial
encouragement at the land show.
Many Portland people, who'bereto
fore thought the Northwest could not
produce much other than wheat and
fruit, have acquired some beneficial
education in the last few days. They
have learned particularly that Orgeon
is a corn state and that all varieties
°f vegetables can be grown here with
almost unvarying success.
Thus the land show is fulfilling its
Mission—bringing the people of the
1 into contact with the land, show
'ng them what the land is capable of
The exhibit of the Oregon Agricul
ural college was one of the most in
vesting of the whole show. It con
s>sts entirely of a demonstration of
c various experimental methods
Practiced at the big school in Corvallis.
"'die Women" Are Blamed
St. Louis—Delegates to the first an-
convention of the National Fed
eration of Retail Merchants were
amed against making false state-
e «si n advertisements and against
utt!ng retail prices until profits were
Wgorbed, by H. D. Robbins, of New
?J*. chairman of the vigilance com
of National Ad clubs.
w lo° fflany idle women in the world"
3 the cause assigned for the high
Z ° Hvin^ by M". Nellie Hencke,
of a dry goods store in St
Carnegie Gives $2,000,000.
000 7 York— An addition of $2,000,-
Cam the endowment*^ fund of the
n^ 81? foundation for the advance-
A n^r n Caching was announced by
trujk Carnegie at a meeting of the
<lowm 3. of his foundation. The en
with now Btands at $14,000,000
gift* million dollar surplus. The
mad, ; part of a grant of $5,000,000
0% oon D- 1908 on which another $2,
--*^ in i 9 ?, et to co™* Tb9 n^
: eel corporation bonds.
Nervy Detective Disables Man Load
ed With Dynamite.
Los Angeles — Armed with an in
fernal machine containing enough dy
namite to destroy an entire city block,
a bottle of nitro-glycerine and a 45
--caliber revolver, a masked maniac
took possess of the central police sta
tion and held it for more than an hour,
while hundreds of occupants of the
building and those for blocks around,
panic-stricken, sought the safety of
When Detective James Hosick
knocked the man unconscious with a
leather billy after slipping up behind
him, the fuse of the infernal machine
was automatically ignited, and with
out thinking of the consequences, De
tective Samuel L. Browne carried the
box outside, the fuse spluttering and
spitting sparks, and hurled it into the
Sticks of high-power dynamite scat
tered over the pavement, while hun
dreds of spectators stood apparently
paralyzed by fright, awaiting a deton
ation that would send them into etern
ity. Through a freak of chance
there was no exposion and Browne
continued kicking the sticks of dy
namite and jumping on the fuse
until he had broken the connections
and extinguished the fire.
Lying manacled to a cot in the re
ceiving hospital the would-be dyna
miter, who was identified as Carl
Warr, a German laborer, is suffering
from several severe scalp wounds, but
the police surgeons say that his in
juries are not serious.
Fresh Troops and Supplies Enable
Firm Stand at Tchatalja,
London — Dispatches from Nazim
Pasha, the Turkish commander-in-
chief, show that the artillery duel
along the Tchatalja lines has contin
ued for two days, but the Porte an
nounced that Bulgaria had consented
to negotiate, with a view to an armis
tice and to a discussion of peace
The Turks claim successes against
the Bulgarians, but there is nothing
to indicate that the Bulgarians have
made any serious attempt to pene
trate the lines. The battle may be
ended at any moment by Turkey ac
cepting the allies' terms for an armis
tice, which are said to include the
surrender of the Tchatalja lines, Ad
rianople, Durazzo and Scutari.
There is a possibility, however, that
Turkey may decline to surrender Tcha
talja. While her western army has
been completely defeated, she still
possesses, according to the correspon
dents at the front, a homogeneous
army behind the Tchatalja fortifica
tions largely composed of some of her
best fighting material from the Asia
tic provinces, which has not yet been
in action.
Moreover, the demoralization and
disorganization that followed the Kirk
Eilisseh and Lule Burgas retreats ap
pear to have been remedied and the
army is now well supplied with food
and ammunition.
Indian Aged 131 travels.
Chief Firemaker, Blackfoot. to See
Eastern Land Show.
Chicago—Wahhah Gun Ta, Chief
Firemaker, the 131-year old Blackoot
Indian from Glacier reservation, is on
his way East to attend the United
States Land show.
Chief Firemaker is believed to be
the oldest human being in the world,
having been born in the region now
known as Glacier National Park in
1781, according to well-authenticated
traditions. He was the first red man
in that territory to visit the Great
White Father, and his journey to the
national capital when President Jef
ferson was in the White House was a
memorable event in his life.
He is regarded in his tribe as an
oracle. At the time of his birth, so
the Indian legend goes, the Father of
All Spirits, standing on a mountain,
shot an arrow near his father's tepee.
The prophecy as interpreted by the
medicine men is that he would live
forever, and assist the gods in their
California Bets in Mix.
San Francisco —The decision of lead
ing betting commissioners to pay off
wagers on the California election ac
cording to electoral results and not
by the high vote has thrown confusion
and dissent into a small army of bet
tors who have at stake, it is estimat
ed, not less than $500,000. Some in
dividual stakeholders have informed
bettors that they will pay on a basis
of high man wins. Others will follow
the commissioners. Whatever the re
sult, there is sure to be a large and
loud contingent of dissatisfied bettors.
Mountain of Paint |Found.
Vancouver, Wash.— Believing that
they have a mountain of material
which in its present raw state is noth
ine less than valuable raw paint,
three men of Battleground j have or
ganized a company and fileri artides
Iff incorporation for $500,000 The
large deposit of the mineral there
owned by the incorporators, when pul
verized is said to have the quality of
being made the body of any kind of
paint desired.
Reprieve Given Allen*.
Richmond, Va.—Governor^ Mann has
a reprieve for Floyd and
Cl«6de'All«»lintil'Deeeiiiberl3.^ M
we« sentenced to *****-the electric
November 22 J*?*** 1* P"*?
tte HillsviHe,Va., eoortheoae murders.
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Bulgarians Repulsed and Guns
and Prisoners Captured.
Turk Warships Send Heaviest Broad
sides—Troops Defend Capital
With Desperate Valor,
, Constantinople — The great battle
between the Bulgarians and Turks is
on all along the line of the Tchatalja
Unofficial reports say the Turks
have gained a great success- The
battle opened at 6 o'clock in the morn
ing. The Turks succeeded after some
hours of fighting in defeating the right
Bulgarian wing and in repulsing the
left wing. They caputred 12 guns and
8000 prisoners. The Turkish warships
contributed largely to this success.
The foreign minister confirms the
news of the victory without specify
ing the exact number of prisoners.
The Bulgarians unmasked their ar
tillery positions at daybreak and open
ed a heavy fire along the front from
the Hamidieh forts at Papas Burgas.
This was the first real endeavor they
had made agaist the Turkish lines.
The opening of the battle waa a
wonderful spectacle. The black face
of the Bulgarian position sparkled
with flashes of the guns. Some of the
Turkish heavy guns fired black pow
der. The bursting of heavy shells
soon raised a curtain of heavy smoke
which, mingling with the morning
mist, rolled majestically down the val
ley between the combatants.
A Turkish warship in the bay joined
the concert, firing its heaviest guns in
broadside! capping the Bulgarian
right with a great pillar of smoke and
ritwas certainly the heaviest artil
lery combat seen since the Japanese
massed corps of artillery pounded
Grekoff's devoted rear guard outside
°f DurinTtibe night the Bulgarian in
fantry had passed down under cover
ofthebanksoftheKarasu. and were
trying to take possession of the upper
lolp of the railway. Small groups of
Bulgarians rose out. of the shelving
banks and advanced cautiously and
Bl°Tbf Turkish gunners found them
Suffragette. End Tramp.
London — The suffragette : army
which started from . Edinburgh com
pleted its 400-mile tramp tc>!£»*»•
in exactly five weeks. Under the
lLieSiipof Mrs. De Pont Blanque,
who traveled on horseback, they went
LmeSalely to the Prime miner's
residence in Downing street and pre
.ented their petition demanding the
suffrage ipr women. Premier A^p^h,
profiting from hitL^P"?"" 6*
Jjow meeting ** J*«^ *°J£
country for the week-end. Hw seere-
Sy,Unmw •ecepted the document
nicely and the attempt failed.
The whirr of machine guns and the
crash of infantry magazine fire in the
direction of the Hamidieh forts told
that another infantry effort was being
made there, but the fire died down and
as there was no movement on the part
of the Turkish reserves it was pre
sumed that this attempt had failed.
This was 10 o'clock in the morning.
The firmament was still ringing with
the crack of shrapnel and the dull re
verberations of heavy ordnance.
Nazim Pasha, the Turkish com
mander-in-chief, sent the following
dispatch at night:
"The battle which commenced this
morning with an attack of Bulgarian
infantry lasted until one hour after
sunset. The enemy, who advanced
chiefly facing our right wing and our
center, was repulsed by our infantry
and artillery fire. Three Bulgarian
batteries were destroyed."
Test Canal Next Summer.
Washington, D. C.—Sometime next
summer or fall, no exact date being
specified, a vessel will pass from the
Atlantic to the Pacific across what is
now the Isthmus of Panama, which
consequenty must disappear from the
world's geography, and by the same
human agency the Western hemi
sphere will be divided into two conti
nents. The vessel will not be the
Oregon, or any other famous ship, but
will be one of the many small water
craft in daily use by the canal build
ers, and probably the only passengers
will be Col. George Goethals and the
staff of American engineers who for
the past eight years have been carry
ing on the greatest engineering work
the world has ever seen.
Edison Extends Plans.
West Orange, N. J.—As his sixty
sixth birthday approaches, Thomas A.
Edison is credited with planning to
become president of the Thomas A.
Edison company, incorporated, and
other companies to be embraced under
that title. The resignation of Frank
L. Dyer, now at the head of the allied
corporations based on Edison's inven
tions, has been received. He intends
to become president of the Motion
Patent Picture company, of New York.
Mr. Edison himself declined to discuss
the situation.
Alaska Holds Wet Record.
Seattle—The weather office at Cor
dova, Alaska, reports that the precipi
tation between January 1 and Novem
ber lof this year was 171 inches. Six
inches of rainfall in a day is not in
frequent. The change of climate, that
is supposed to have been caused by a
shifting of the course of ocean cur
rents, has raised the temperature and
increased the rainfall. Cordova is
said to be the rainiest city under the
American flag.
Flax Crop Under Snow.
Minto, N. D.—Considerable flax and
other grains in Northwestern Canada
are noVunder snow which has faUen
in the last two days and this grain
wM be lost, it was said here. This
Edition will be particularly severe
on a large number of the.^"^
in the Canadian country. Manyof
them are reported in deatitote circum
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Soldier* Dead and Dying on Alt 81d*e
of Constantinople
Constantinople — There are more
than 1000 eases of cholera daily in and
around Constantinople, and the death
rate has reached 60 per cent The au
thorities are powerless to cope with
the situation.
On Thursday last 3000 cholera pa
tients arrived by train at San Stefano.
For 24 hours the patients remained in
the train on a siding, without water,
food or medical attendance. Then
they were shipped to the quarantine
station. If they had been lower ani
mals, they could not have been more
A foreign doctor assisting in the
military hospital discovered by acci
dent that five soldiers dying of cholera
had been placed among the wounded.
He ordered their removal. Bearers
took up the dying men on their shoul
ders, but their condition was such that
the doctor ordered the bearers to drop
This they did, and the unfortunates
were left lying in the mud for an
hour, groaning and in convulsions,
before they were removed on stretch
An extraordinary feature of condi
tions behind the Turkish lines at Tcha
talja is the indifference. The foreign
er wearing either fez or an European
hat may hire a vehicle and drive to
the Turkish entrenchments and in
spect the troops. There appears to be
no cordon to prevent fugitives from
returning to Constantinople.
Innumerable sick lie groaning in
the fields to the rear, some of them in
their last agonies. Countless cholera
infected fugitives are struggling on
the fan-shaped roads converging on
Hadmekeui from the outer forts.
Thousands of patients and hundreds of
dead lie on the ground near Hadme
At Derkos lake, the chief source of
Constantinople's water supply, there
was a guard of soldiers, but 12 of
them died and 15 others were stricken
with cholera. There is great fear
that the whole watershed will be con
taminated, involving Constantinople
in the gravest danger. Three physi
cians at Derkos have been unable to
de more than bury the dead. Turkish
officers regard further resistance at
Tchatalja as impossible, but think it
is equally impossible for the Bulgar
ians to occupy the Turkish positions
without endangering the whole Bul
garian army through cholera.
Democratic Leader and Committee to
Begin Work Early.
Washington, D. C. —Assurance that
there will be an extra session of con
gress to revise the tariff having stirred
Democratic Leader Underwood to ar
range for sessions of the ways and
means committee beginning early in
January, it is assured that the com
mittee will have a good lead on con
gress, and by the time the special ses
sion convenes he will be able to report
five or six schedules, and report others
as fast as the senate can dispose of
them. There may be some slight
changes in the wool, steel, sugar and
chemical bills, as compared to the
bills passed by the house last session,
but the opinion is general that those
four measures, as passed by the next
house, will be substantially the bills
which received the Democratic stamp
of approval in the present house of
Tropical Fruit Hard Hit.
Kingston, Jamaica — There have
been almost unprecedented rains here
continuously for the past nine days,
and they are still continuing. There
was five days of north and high south
east winds, both of which destroyed
25 per cent of the fruit crop. Roads
have been blocked and shipping on the
railway has been tied up. The city of
Kingston is completely cut off from
the rest of the island, which, accord
ing to report, was struck by a hurri
cane. Next season's fruit crop will
be an exceedingly small one. United
Fruit company interests have been
heavy losers.
Tobacco Trust Really Dissolved.
New York — Whatever others may
think of the decree of the United
States court dissolving the tobacco
trust, the former members of the trust
tßemselves are convinced that the de
cree actually dissolved the trust and
restored competition. It is now a
year since the decree was issued by
Judge Noyes, and Percival S. Hill,
president of the American Tobacco
company, takes occasion to issue a
etatement telling the effect of the de
cree as seen in that year. He calls
the decree drastic and radical.
300 Turks in Prison Killed.
Athens—The explosion of a Turkish
powder magazine at Saloniki did im
mense execution several days ago.
The magazine was close to the cavalry
barracks where many Turkish prison
ers were confined. Three hundred
Turks were killed and 430 wounded.
The Greek authorities have made a
careful investigation, and the explo
sion is believed to have been the work
of a Bulgarian band as revenge upon
the Turks.
Government to Exterminate Rebel*.
Mexico City —That the Mexican
government is determined to carry out
the threat to resume the tactics so
successfully employed by General
Robles in the state of Morelos some
months ago is indicated by the report
of the War department announcing
the total destruction of several small
towns and villagea i» **» northern
part of Oaxaca, where the revolution
has been rampant.
MollycoddU Talk and Stereotyped
Piffle Demanded By the Rules*
Too Much For Him.
A certain large-featured, firm-Jawed
man, with views on things, waa "in*
vited out" the other evening, alone
with his wife.
After the hostess had seen to It that
her guests were all -well enough fed
that they wouldn't have any kick com
ing, they all crumpled up their nap
kins and filed into the front room.
They had been seated for about
forty-four seconds—frail women In
spacious plush or leather chairs and
the more ponderous men in the party
on delicate little gilt chairs out of a
child's playhouse set—the hostess an
nounced beamingly that they would
"have some bridge." Whereupon she,
assisted by her husband, a docile
looking little party, began to get out
a couple of card tables.
"We've Just enough for two tables,"
the hostess twittered on pleasantly.
"I wonder which of you are the best
The firm-jawed man had been
watching these moves with patient
"Pardon me if I seem to be casting
a wet blanket on the card feature of
the evening's entertainment," he put
in casually, at this juncture, "but I
don't play that bridge game."
"Wh-a-a-t! You don't play bridge!"
exclaimed hostess and the rest of the
guests in unison—jußt as they might
have said: "And you never eat
"Nope," repeated the flrm-jawed
man. "I never learned the game."
"Oh, well, but we can soon teach
"No, I thank you. The fact is I
don't care to learn —again begging
your pardon for spoiling your plans.
You know, I never could stand for the
game on account of the mollycoddle
ish talk I hear 'em getting off when
they're at it —'Pray do,' and a lot more
stereotyped, piffle-piffle-who-talks-the-
piffle expressions. So that lets me
out. I won't play any game where
you have to say things just the way
some fellow tells you to in a bank. I'd
just as soon play the old reliable safe
and sane croquet or parches!. If you
want to sit in a little game of seven-up
or nosey poker, or some other good I
old-fashioned I card game suitable for I
playing anywhere from a parlor to a
haymow, I'll go you, but I'll have to.
ask you to cancel any dates for^ne on
the bridge - proposition."
? Whereupon everybody glared at him
the rest of the evening j for speaking ■
his mind bo freely, and regarded him
as an altogether "impossible" per
son. .- -."- ■:- • •">" ■. -.■; ■"■",■ •' - ■*" •
But he did . not mind. For he was
rewarded with the clear ; conscience
that goes with having stood by one's
convictions. ,jliC'"l
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Fierce Cheese Eaters. I
j James Oliver Curwood, the .novelist
and magazine writer, was aboard the
steamship Megantic, at Montreal, and
just before the vessel left on her
trip for Liverpool was watching the
loading of an enormous quantity ;of -
Canadian cheese. A number of school
teachers were on the boat, bound for ;
Quebec, and these young ladies were'
very much interested in the loading |
of the cheese. | One of them asked
the writer how many there were. I
"The Megantic takes on from 15,000
to 25,000 cheese every trip," he truth
fully informed her.
"How—how many people are there
on board?" she asked. - v
"About 1,200 this trip."
For a moment the ' young lady re
garded him in astonishment; then she
looked at the cheese being loaded by
the hundred. '■::'}■ -; ;
:'- "It's truly wonderful!" she gasped.
"I never would have . believed it ■if; I~ ■
had not seen them with my own two
eyes! And only 1,200 people! ; Good- y
ness me, they must be fierce cheeseV
eaters!"— Judge. J - -^
To.Watch Egypt's Banks. !
Lord Kitchener is preparing to in
troduce an innovation in Egypt which
is : also contrary to r the I practice lat i
i home in Great Britain by establishing §
a system of inspection for banks, both
native and foreign. "^ The rigid govern- : %
mental scrutiny of banking establish- 'j
ments, both state and national, which
prevails in this country, has no . coun
terpart in the ; United Kingdom. I r
The Egyptian 5 ministry *of finance, t
however, has drafted a law for bank -,
examinations which is to be submitted ;,
to the legislative council ;at • its' next j
session and will eventually; go to the
mixed court or; Its J sanction, ■so that
it may be applied to foreign banks. In
the meantime, a meeting of bank
i managers is to be r convoked at the .
ministry of finance to discuss the de- ; .
tails of the scheme ; for which a - spe- „
cial department will be created. :\ ;
Cynical Circassia.
Justice Levenson of 1 Baltimore re
cently raised the alimony rate In his
! court on account of the high cost of ~
I Vln a discussion of this wise action,
the Justice said: _„ . -
k: "The women of the land will thank r
me but the men—at least thoie men
who have marital tnmbk»-wffld«
velop a cynicism equaj to the Circt^
ilan-Droverbs.: r' .:/.:«aßlw
there's a cynical ClrcajsJan ***,
.-w .bout marriage that aaya:
to no wi* *
a good wtf*"*

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