Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923, July 09, 1914, Image 6

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    Making Tomorrow s
available capacity. The average MM '
of the large boats on the German wa­
terway» is now from 300 to 400 tons. I
on the Elbe 1,300 to 1,500 tons. while
on the Rhine are many barges of 2,000
tons or more.
Low Freight Coat«.
_ _ _ _ _ > / / ; A
The Importance of thia method of
transportation in affording low freight
rates can scarcely be over-emphasised
Figures obtained from reports of
Major Kura, a leading authority on In !
land navigation In Germany. J Kills I
Barker, a careful British student of '
the subject, and Dr Frit» Hartmann,
a distinguished Journalist. Berlin cor­
respondent of the Hanover Courier,
Berlin, G e> r- professors were seen the advantages
are significant
These show that
fu­ of a cheap and alternative transporta­
ture of Germany tion system, both for actual use and with a well tilled ship on a new and
will be maintain­ I for the regulation of freight rate« perfectly equipped water course, the
cost of transportation of freight, dur­
ed upon the wa­ I What the professors saw they wrote i
ter, is a senti­ in the German press. As a conte- ing a ten months shipping season, Is,
in vessels from 150 to 1.500 tons capa
rne n t expressed quence the empire has each year en­
by the German larged. extended and improved its nat city, one-fifth to one twelfth of a cent
emperor with his ural and artificial waterways. The riv­
usual vigorous ers of Germany, Rhine. Weser. Elbe. waterways are not perfectly equipped
and Oder, Weichsel. Isar. Main, and others and all boats are not well fitted
more than his are not naturally well adapted to use and as the season of navigation in
usual consist- ' for traffic of a large kind. In a major­ Germany, as in the United States, la
The mas­ ity of cases their banks were soft and interferred with by Ice. these figures
terful William easily washed down by the waves are exceptional
Tho actual business conditions pre­
had the seas and from large feoata, while their beds
the German navy were uneven and shallow. The Ger­ vailing today may be better shown by
I Ji myid
He man problem, with the rivers, was to selecting representative German riv­
might, however, 1 deepen their beds and strengthen the
Tvs'-ana was singing In
I’m -, wli.--’
i-.rt.xi-» ». ■ i'unt'.l t.-r I -1
equal or banks. The cheapest :. ...’tKrtatlon is, cost of transport therefrom, allowing war.l
ttu-rv Mill
larger truth, have obviously, by means of the largest for the fact that during a part of the tlmllll-na'rr bo wsn-l-ri-l »»«ul whore
I’iris on«
made the state­ ship or* barge w hich can travel most
day an.l K -iin.-lmtkn tho n- vt. Following
ment apply to rapidly. Size and speed were sought partly or wholly unemployed. These th« opera h<- go--» to a cafe and In a.
the inland waters. rivers and canals, in the barges and a development of figures show that the actual cost of coat.-.I bv a pretty young woman Hbo
glvea him the a-ldreaa uf Flora fresimene
of the German empire. The German the river and canals that would permit transport per ton per mile on the Oder vo. <il rival .-J
rn » and I I- tn slv«a
river is about one third of a cent; on hint the address of Eleanors, whom ne la
makes the most of everything, himself economical and rapid navigation.
Courtlandt antera
the Weichsel. one half a cent; on the ,
Included, and he has not overlooked
Eleanors'» at’-artmerda
Hb.- orders bim
The Rhine, the best known river In
The n -it day
water transportation as an aid to econ­ Germany—at which the French, it may
I’srla la al
k-.| bv the mvatotlous dis-
omic progress and prosperity.
The ; be noted in passing, yet look with
present industrial greatness of Ger­ longing eyes—affords an example of Weichsel flow through agricultural
many. so phenomenally increased in the changing conditions which make regions, corresponding to a degree
CHAPTER IV—Continued.
“There s th« dusky t rlncess peek
a generation, and yet growing, is built for tomorrow’s industrial world The with the country through which the
Missouri river and its tributaries flow, Ing out again The truth 1». Abby, If
upon water.
ruined castles and the romantic scen­
Leads In Use of Waterways.
ery which have giv«n to the Rhine its while the Rhine drains a country cor 1 could hide myself for three or four
Germany is not alone among Euro­ pre-eminence among rivers have now responding to that adjacent to the Up­ years, long enough fur people to for­
pean nations in development and util- a rival In interest in the strings of per Ohio, where manufacturing is get me. I might reconsider, But It
acation of inland waterways. The Man­ barges which the traveler sees as he more largely engaged in This cheap should be under another name, They
chester ship canal, the deepening and goes on the express steamer up or ness of trnnsportati'in explains tn envy us millionaires. Why, we are
widening of the channels of the Clyde, down the river between Cologne and great measure the fact that the most the loneeotnest duffers going We dis-
the Mersey and the Thames rivers in Mayence. In order to make the Rhine prosperous industrial centers of Ger trust every one; we fly when a wont
Great Britain, making seaports of thus continuously
natural many are situated close to the water­ •n approaches; we become mono­
tities far inland, the use of the canals earthbanks have been, where neces­ ways of which they make extensive maniacs; one thing obsess ’s us. every-
We want
body is after our money
tn the Netherlands, and the millions sary. replaced by walls of solid ma­ and Increasing use.
friends, we want wives, but we want
The Government's View.
expended by the republic of France sonry. the channel deepened and wid­
In an offlciul publication of the Ger­ them to be attracted to us and not to
rach year upon canals and rivers as ened. wharfs built, and at Bingen—
our money bags Oh, pshaw! Wlint
public highways—these show the high concerning which we all learned in man government we read:
"Any means whereby the distances plans have you made in regard to the
value attached in Europe to an asset, our schovlboy declamation days —
which, through public indifference and rocks dangerous to navigation have which separate the economic centers search?"
Gloom settled upon the artl«t'a face
| of the country from one another can
private railway greed and short-sight­ been blasted away.
i be diminished must be welcomed and “I've got to find out what’s happened
edness. has in the United Stat« s been
Inland Cities Reached by Water.
•bandoned or neglected. Germany.
What has been done for and with be considered as a progress, for it in­ to her, Ted This Isn’t any play Why.
•owever, with characteristic painstak­ the Rhine has been done for and with creases our strength In our industrial ■bo loves the part of Marguerite as
ing and thrift, has exploited her wa­ other rivers. Even the shallowest competition with foreign countries. ■ he loves nothing else. She's been
ter resources to an extent unsurpassed streams, mere ditches, have been Every one who desires to send or to kidnaped, and only God knows for
tn other European lands.
made into thoroughfares.
Next to receive goods wishes for cheap what nanon It has knocked me silly.
Germany has employed a combina­ aerial navigation for military pur­ ■ freights. Hence the alm of a healthy I just catne up from Como. where she
tion of means to establish its indus­ poses, the German finds a keen inter­ transport policy should be to diminish • pends the summers now. I was going
trial position—the application of sci- est akin to sport in the business utlti- I as far as possible the economically to take her and Fournier out to din­
•nee to industry, technical training, zation of the waterways. From Am- unproductive costs of transport. A
“Who’s Fournier?"
. country such as Germany, which is
“Mademoiselle Fournier, the com­
1 happy enough to produce on her own
soil by far the larger part of the raw poser. She goes with Nora on the
| material and food which It requires. yearly concert tours.”
I occupies the most Independent and the
“Charming ”
most favorable position if, owing to
"I see." thoughtfully. "What pnrt
cheap, inland transportation. Its econ­
omic centers are placed as near as of the lake, the Villa d'E-tte, Cadenab-
possible to one another. When this bla”
"Bcllagglo Oh, It was ripping Inst
has been achieved Germany will be
able to dispense with many foreign summer. 8h< ■ always singing when
products, and it will occupy a posi­ • he's happy When she sings out on
tion of superiority in comparison with the terrace, suddenly, without giving
all those states which do not possess anyone warning, her voice is wonder­
similarly perfect means of transport. ful. No audience ever hi ard anything
“Many circumstances which In for­ like It.”
"I heard her Friday night I dropped
mer times gave superiority to certain
countries, such as the greater skill of In at the opera without knowing what
I admit all you
their workmen, suptfl-lor machinery, they were singing
cheaper wages, greater natural fertil­ •ay tn regard to her volco and looks;
ity of the soil; all these advantages but 1 stick to tho whim.”
“But you can't fake that chap with
are gradually being levelled down by
time and progress. But what will re­ the blond mustache,” retorted Abbott
main Is the advantage of a well- grimly. *Tx>rd, I wish I had run into
planned system of transportation you any day but today. I'm all In. I
which makes the best possible use of can telephone to tho Opera from the
Clearing Out a German River.
local resources and local advantages.” ■ tudio, and then we shall know for a
certainty whether or not she will r<
thrift, centralized direction and con­ sterdam. capital of Holland, the travel­
The last sentence, in italic in the
trol. But no means baB been more ef­ er wishing to go to Cologne, 150 miles German original, may well be read In turn for the performance tonight, If
fective than its comprehensive system inland in Germany, may find his way America in connection with Bl* not, then I'm going in for a little
tectlve work.”
of cheap water transportation supple­ by sea-faring steamer. At Strasburg, marck’s deliberate statement:
“Abby. it will turn out to bo the
menting the cheap transportation of 300 miles inland, where yesterday only
“In discounting future events we
Its railways. The American visitor, the smallest water craft could be must take note of the United States, ■heep of Little Bo-Peep."
"Have your own way about It.”
traveling from Brussels to Berlin, seen, today may be observed boats who will become in matters economic
When they arrived at tho studio Ab
from Cologne up the Rhine, from the carrying 800 to 1,000 tons. The chan­ and perhaps in matters political as
Rhine to Munich, in any direction, in nel of the Main up to and beyond well, a much greater danger than most bott telephoned promptly. Nothing
short, in Germany, cannot fail to be Frankfort, the commercial metropolis people imagine. The war of the future bad been heard. They were substi­
tuting another singer.
Impressed by the businesslike use of of Germany, has, at a cost of $5,000,- will be the economic war. the struggle
"Call up the Herald," suggested
the waterways. Hundreds of barges 000, been deepened from two feet, un­ for existence on the largest scale.
carrying thousands of tons of freight usable for shipping, to nine feet in May my successor always bear this In
Abbott did so. And he had to an-
•re seen, a continual procession upon order to give the Industries of Frank­ mind and always take care that Ger­
the canalized rivers and artificially fort. cheap transportation. Towns, sit­ many will be prepared when this bat­ • wer Innumerable questiona, queutions
which worked him Into a fine rage;
constructed canals
uated miles from a navigable stream, tle has to be fought.”
who was he, where did he live, what
And Bismarck was dismissed by the
Puts the Rivers to Work.
accomplish the same result by digging
did he know, how long had he been In
present emperor, not because of dis­
Almost without a sea harbor, Ger­ and operating canals.
Paris, and could he prove that he bad
many has grown to be a great com­
30,COO Boats Used Inland.
arrived that morning? Abbott wanted
mercial nation. With her chief fac­
Most Americans are somewhat fa­ twentieth century Frederick the Great, to fling the receiver Into the mouth of
tories located two or three hundred miliar with the marvelous Increase of would be his own chancellor and. car­ the transmitter, but hie patience wan
mile« inward she has brought them the German merchant ocean ships. The rying on Bismarck's policy as his own, presently rewarded, The Binger had
raw material by water at cheapest North German Lloyd, with its steam­ make Germany foremost in all mili­ not yet been found, but the chauffeur
rates and shipped the finished pro­ ships on every sea, and other mer­ tary and material things.
of the mysterious car had turned up
ducts, “made in Germany," to compete chant marine companies, have devel­
The New Germany Commercial.
. . . in a hospital, and perhaps by
tn the world’s markets successfully oped at a phenomenal rate. I. obs con­
The new Germany is not a land of night they would know everything.
with the products of nations where spicuous but equally great has been philsophers, poets, and composers, The chauffeur had had a bad accident;
original conditions are far more favor­ the growth of the inland merchant sleepy officials and dull peasants, day­ the car itself was a total wreck, In a
able. This has been done by putting flwt of Germany» the shipping em­ dreaming, sentimentalizing over music ditch, not far from Versailles.
•Il the German rivers to work. While ployed on its Inland waterways. In and philosophy and beer. The new
“There!” cried Abbott, slamming
Great Britain, with the oldest and, at thirty years the tonnage of the German Germany is a land of shrewd, calcu­ the receiver on the hook. "What do
one time, the best system of water­ inland fleet has nearly or quite quad­ lating. hard-headed, matter-of-fact bus­ you say to that?”
ways In Europe, and the United rupled. Twenty years ago the ton- iness men, with no sentimentality and,
"Tho chauffeur may have left her
States, with water-courses unequaled nage of the inland fleet was 50 per in business circles at least, no senti­ somewhere, got drunk afterward, and
among great nations, have permitted cent, larger than that of the ocean ment.
plunged Into tha ditch. Things have
these waterways to fall into disuse, fleet. now it Is four times as large.
There are monumental statues of happened like that. Abby, don't make
’.he young giant of Northern Europe More than 30,000 boats are employed Goethe and Schiller and Hegel and a camel's hair shirt out of your paint­
ha« developed for actual use even her today on Germany’s canals and rivers Mozart and Lessing In many German brushes. What a pother about a sing­
smallest streams and has dug canals with a tonnage exceeding 5,000,000.
streets, but the new German finds his er! If it had been a great inventor, a
to connect her most important centers
shrine at the Deutsche Bank.
poet, an artist, them would have been
Boats Large as Possible.
>f production. Hence, as contributing
Hfs treasured profits and savings, in nothing more than a two-llne para
Germany has been quick to recog­
cause at least, red cedar, taken from nize the economic value of the large the new Industrial nge, flow thither. graph. But an opera «Inger, one who
an Ozark forest in Missouri, shipped vessel. The Imperators of the ocean Their volume Increases because of a entertains us during our Idle eve-
to Nuremburg. employed in the manu have their humbler and less showy, new, comprehensive and efficient sys­ nlngs- ha! that's a different matter.
facture of pencils, re-shipped to Amer­ but equally Important, counterparts tem of cheap transportation, by canal Set instantly that great municipal ma­
ica, can be sold in competition with on the inland waterways. Boats of and river—made in Germany.
chinery called the police in action;
American pencils Hence, pig iron con­ 100 tons and less have decreased In
•ell extra editions on the streets.
(Copyright, 1»H, by Joseph B Bowles.)
What ado!”
sumption has grown in two decades in number in the last ten years, while
Germany 265 per cent., while crude large boats of 300 tons and more have
"What the devil mnk a you so bit­
No 8ecret.
•teel production is fifty times as much Increased in number ten fold
Von Ratz—Yer know, I haven’t paid
"Was I bitter? I »lionrht I wes
•s twenty years ago. Hence—Indus small boat or barge is being aban­ out a cent for repairs on my old car.
philosophizing ” Courtlandt consulted
crial Germany.
doned in Germany as out of date, q he
O’f'afz Yes, ro the owner of Do
Through the spectacles of German present day boat I k built of the larges; Stew’s garage told me.—Texas Corot* his watch. Half after four, "tome
over 'o tiie Maurice and dine vuli tn>
“It shall tench Versailles tonight,
! tomorrow night, that Is. If you do not
| And your prima donna. I’ve an en­ your highness **
Tha young man reread the talagram
gagement at fivethlrty, and mimi be
which one of th« two man had given
"I was about to ask you to dlua with him a moment since. It waa a com­
mand which even he, wilful and dis­
me tonight," disappointedly.
"Can't; awfully sorry, Ab try it was obedient as he wae, dared not Ignore,
only luck that I met you in ths Lux lie ripped It Into shreds and flung
•mbourg. Be over about sevvu. I them out of the window. He did not
apologise to the man Into whoso face
was very glad to see you again ”
Abbott kicked a broken easel Into the pieces flow '¡'hat gentleman red­
a corner. "All right, it anything dened perceptibly, but ho held Ills
turns up I'll lol you know. You're at tongue The blare of a horn announced
tho time of departure, The train
the Grami?”
moved. The two men on the platform
“Yes. Ity-by."
"I know what's the matter with saluted, but the young man Ignored
him,” mused the artist, alone. "Home i tho salutation Not until tho rear car
woman has chucked him. Silly little disappeared lu tho hasy distance did
tho watchers stir. Then they left the
fool, probably."
Courtlandt went down stairs and out station and got Into tho tonneau of a
- Into tho boulevard. Frankly, he wae touring car, which shot away and did
1 beginning to feel concerned Ho still not atop until it drew up before that
| hold to his original opinion that tho Imposing embassy upon which the
diva had disappeared of her own free French will always look with more or
will, but If tho machinery of tho |s> less suspicion.
lice had been started, he realised that
his own safety would eventually be
come Involved By this timo, he rea
The Bird Behind Bara.
soiled, there would not be a hotel In
The most beautiful blue Irish eyes
l'aria free of surveillance Naturally,
blond strangers would be In demand I In the world gazed out at tho dawn
The complications that would follow which turtx-d night blue Into day blue
his own arrest were not to be Ignored • nd paled the stare, Rosal lay the un
lie agreed with his conscience that he dulatlng horizon, presently to burst lu-
had not acted with dignity in forcing to living flume, transmuting the dull
his way Into her aiuirlment. But that steel burs of the window iuto fairy
night ho had been at odds with coti gold, that trick of alchemy so futilely
vention; his spirit had been that of sought by man There was a window
the marauding old Dutchman of the nt tho north and another at the south,
i*vent«-enth century, lie perfectly likewise barred; but the Irish eyes
well knew that she was in tho right as never sought those two. It was from
far as tho pistol-shot was concerned the met window only that they could
Further, ho knew that ho could quash see the long whlto road that led to
any t harge she might make in that dl I'arls.
The nightingale was truly caged
reel Ion by the almpleet of doclara
lions; and to avoid thia simplest of But the wild heart of the C-Ugle beat
declarations she would prefer silence In this nightingale's breast, and tha
above all things. They know each oth­ eyrs burned aa fiercely toward Ilia
cast as the east burned toward the
er tolerably well
It was extremely fortunate that he west. Runday and Monday, Tuesday
had not been to the hotel since Satur­ and Wednesday and Thursday, today;
day. lie went directly to the war of and that the flvn dawns were singu­
rice. The great and powerful man lar In beauty and thnt she had never
there was the only hope left. They In her Ilf«» before witnessed the cre­
bad mot som« years before In Algiers, ation of five days, one after another,
where Courtlandt had rendered him u made no Impression Upon tier sens« of
the beautiful. Bo delicate and receptive
very real service
“I did not expect you to the min­ lr ordinary times Hhe was conscious
ute. ” tiie great man said pleasantly that within her th« cup of wrath waa
"You will not mind waiting for a few overflowing. Of other things, auch as
eating and sleeping and moving about
“Not In the least. Only. I'm In a in her cage (more Ilka an eagle In­
deuce of a mesa." frankly and directly. deed than a nightingale), recurrence
"Innocently enough. I've stuck my had blunted her perception.
head Into the police net.”
"Oh. but h<> shall pay, he shall pay!"
"Is It possible that now I can pay she murmured, striving to loosen the
my debt to you?"
bars with her small, white, helpless
"Such as It Is Have you read the bands. Th« cry seemed to be an ari­
article In the newspapers regarding etta, for through all these four mad­
the disappearance of Signorina da Toe dening days she had voiced It now
low and deadly with hate, now full-
cans, tiie singer?"
toned In burning ang«r. now broken by
Yes '
"I urn tho unknown blond. Tomor •obs of d«apalr. "Will you never
row morning I want you to go with me come, so that I may toll you how base
to tho prefecture and state that I was and Vila you are?" aha further ad­
with you all of Saturday and Sunday; dressed the east.
Sho had waited for his appearance
that on Monday you and your wife
dined with me, that yesterday we went on Sunday, loite In the day one of tiie
to the aviation meet, and later to the jailers had Informed bar that It waa
lm|K>B»lble for the gentleman to come
"In brief, an alibi?" smiling now.
before Monday. So she marshaled h< r
army of phrases, of accusation«, of de­
"Exactly. 1 »ball need one.”
“And a perfectly good alibi. But 1 nunciations, ready to smother him
have your word that you are tn no­ with th -m the moment he came. But
wise concerned'* i'ardon the question, ho came not Monday, nor Tuesday,
but between us It Is really necessary nor W< dnesday. The suspense was to
h«r mind diabolical. Sho began to un­
If I am to be of service to you.”
derstand; ho Intended to keep her
“On my word as a gentleman.”
there till ho was sure thnt her spirit
"That Is sufficient."
"Ill tact, I do not bulleve that she was broken, then ha would coma.
has been abducted at ail
Will you Break her spirit? She laughed wildly.
let me uno your pad and pen for u Ho could break her spirit no more
easily Hum sho could break these
Tho other pushed over the required bars. To bring her to Versailles upon
articles. Courtlandt scrawled a few an errand of mercy! Well, he was
cn|>able of anything.
words and pumo-d back tho pad.
"For me to read?"
Sho was not particularly distressed
because she knew thnt It would not bn
"Yes," moodily.
The Frenchman read Courtlandt possible for her to elng again until the
watched him anxiously. There was following winter tn New York. Shn
not even a flicker of surprise In the had sobbed too much, with h«r faco
official eye. Calmly he ripped off the burled In tho pillow. Had these soba
■ beet and tore It Into bits, distribut­ been born of weakness, all might hnvo
ing the pieces into the various waste been well; but rage had mothered
baskets yawning about his long flat them, and thus her voice was In a
desk Next, still avoiding the younger very bad way. This morning she was
man's eye, ho arranged his papers noticeably hoarse, and there waa a
neatly and locked them up In a huge break In tho arietta. No, sho did not
safe which only the urtlllery of the fret over thie side of the calamity. The
German army could have forced. He sting of It all lay In the fact that she
then called for bls hat and stick. He had been outraged In the matter of
beckoned to Courtlandt to follow. Not personal liberty, with no act of re­
a word was said until the car was prisal to case her Immediate longing
to be avenged.
humming on the road to Vincennes.
"Well?" said Courtlandt, Anally. It
was not possible for him to hold back
the question any longer.
“My dear friend, I am taking you
out to the villa for the night."
If Ona Would Be Classed ■• • Wel­
"But I have nothing . . .”
come Correspondent These Must
“And I have everything, even fore­
Be Remembered.
sight. If you were arrowtod tonight It
would cause you some Inconvenience.
Ro yourself, strive for the expres­
I am fifty six, some twenty years your sion of your own thoughts, write with
senior. Under tills bat of mine I carry all the force of your personality, and
a thousand secrets, and every ono of you will bo projecting your mind on
these thousand must go to tho grave the mind of the friend who is to draw
with me, yours along with them. I dollght from your letter. Write with
have met you a dozen times since the conscious wish to express truth­
thoee Algerian days, and never have fully and well that which you have
you failed to afford me some amuse to say, abjure slovenly makeshift, nnd.
mant or excitement. You are the most Just as strongly, tho self-conscious­
interesting and entertaining young ness which keeps ono eye on the pur­
man I know. Try one of those cigars." pose In hand and one on effect.
Remember always that there Is the
Precisely at tho time Courtlandt possibility of publicity for your let­
stepped Into tho automobile outsldo ter, and If you have malice, cruelty,
tho war office, a scene, peculiar In or uncharitableness In your mtnd, at
character, but inconspicuous In that It least sen that you do not commit your
did not attract attention, was enacted feelings to paper, to your possible con­
In the Garo de i'Est. Two sober-vis- fusing at some later date, when kind­
aged men stood respectfully aside to liness has replaced your former harsh
permit a tail young man In a Bavarian judgment.
hat to enter a compartment of the
Remembering all these things, you
second class. What could bo seen of will have no need for the services of
the young mnn’s face was full of a complete letter writer. Guided by
smothered wrath and disappointment. sincerity nnd truth, you may proceed
How ho hated himself, for his weak­ to give your thoughts the graven per­
ness. for hfs cowardice! Ho was not manence of writing.
all bad Knowing that lie was being
watched and followed lie cou. not go
Step Lively.
to Verenlllo*' nnd comprendi her. use
"V"tt lire different horns for differ­
les: ly. lb" devil take the sl< <-k denion ent de nee» I suppose?" asked the
of a woman who h. d pr< .up ed io men» yovnv tl Ing
commit so b <e hi . act!
"Oh. yt
replied »ho musician.
"You (»ill nt le: -i " he '-aid, "deliver
"V I. hi born do you think best for a
th it m's nii which I have intrusted Plllc*
to your care."
Oh, t.«e yutoLorii, by all means.*