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WORLD’S DOINGS OREGON STATE NEWS RELEASE OE GERMAN
Of CURRENT WEEK
Oregon Cadets Praised.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis—A letter from Brigadier Gen
eral Tasker H. Bliss, chief of staff,
United States Army, at Washington,
D. C., to the Oregon Agricultural col
lege, says that the attention of Secre
tary Garrison has been drawn to the
satisfactory improvement and steady
progress of the work of the military
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHP* department
here. The reports were BLAMED EOR DESTRUCTION Of ARABIC
based on the latest annual inspection
of the cadet regiment by Captain W.
Live News Items of All Nations and T. Merry, who has been the inspecting Determined Attitude of Americans Is
officer for the last three years.
Pacific Northwest Condensed
Believed to Have Had Intended
The cadet regiment is ranked in the
for Our Busy Readers.
Effect On German Plans.
second highest class attainable by ca
dets of institutions other than solely
Washington, D. C. — Admiral von
Premier Viviani says France does
Tirpitz, Germany's sea lord, may be
not want premature peace.
Oregon Foliage Pleases.
relieved from office as a result of the
Germans capture Breet-Litovsk, Rus
Portland — A thoroughly successful
submarine concessions made to the
sia's strongest foothold in Poland.
convention was that of the American
United States. This directing officer
It is now believed that the main Association of Park Superintendents,
Russian army will succeed in escaping held in San Francisco last week, ac of the German navy, the real father of
the submarine plan to destroy com
from the onrushing German forces.
cording to E. T. Mische, of Portland,
Imperial Valley, Cal., is swept by a who was elected the association’s pres merce with England, irrespective of
the fate of innocent men, women and
terrific wind, rain and electric storm,
which destroyed many houses and elec ident.
children, still is fighting the proposal
Many members present were highly of the Berlin government to respect
with what they saw when the rules of humanity and internation
Secretary of War Garrison rebukes
Gen. Wood for inviting Col. Roosevelt passing through Oregon. Some of the al law upon the high seas.
There is a suggestion in diplomatic
to speak at the instruction camp at greatest men in their line in the coun
circles in Washington that von Tirpitz
try did not realize the variety of foli is really responsible for the sinking of
Another flood swept the White River age we have in Oregon. They were the Arabic. It is even said that when
valley in Arkansas, doing much dam very much surprised and impressed.
directed to issue instructions to the
age and rendering between 4000 and
submarine commanders not to attack
6000 people homeless.
passenger liners, save under the rec
Oregon Permit Refused.
ognized procedure, he failed to do so,
Earl Shelbourne, president of the
Salem — Corporation Commissioner leaving these commanders to act under
English board of agriculture, declares
has denied the American the old instructions.
certain classes of men will soon be
Of far greater moment at this junc
Banking Credit company, with head
practically drafted into the army.
ture, however, is the prospect that von
By a vote of 77 to 67, the constitu
Tirpitz will endeavor to induce Emper
tional convention of New York state in Delaware, a permit to do buisness or Wilhelm to stand behind his cam
reversed its previous action and re in this state. The company has an paign and to refuse to make the con
jected the literacy test for voters.
investment and loan scheme which Mr. cessions which the chancellor has
It is reported that 24 poinds of ra Schulderman has decided is not feas granted through Herr von Jagow, Ger
dium-bearing ore has been taken from ible. He does not believe it can make man foreign minister, and Count von
Bernstorff, the German ambassador in
a mine on Boulder creek, 27 miles
from Port Orford, Or. It is said that the loans promised with its means of Washington.
In this connection, it is worthy of
in the form in which the radium is investment.
found it is worth $80 an ounce.
To do business in Oregon, according notice that Count von Bernstorff is la
boring energetically to induce his
A huge timber was shipped from the to Mr. Schulderman, the company government to make a formal and
Ostrander Railway & Timber com would have to comply with the build binding declaration to tho- United
pany’s plant at Centralis, Wash., ing and loan laws and the banking States similar to the informal repre
which measured 20 by 20 inches and
sentations which have been made and
was 140 feet in length. It was sent laws, which it has not intimated it which are satisfactory, as far as they
to St. Helens, Or., to be used in the
go, to this government.
construction of a new ship there.
Count von Bernstorff has advised his
Sandy Crops Are Large.
of the determined attitude
The German admiralty admits the
Sandy—Farmers near this place and
of President Wilson and Secretary
loss of a submarine which was destroy
ed by a bomb from an aeroplane, and at George, Dover and Fir wood are har Lansing and of the American people.
says it has not heretofore acknow vesting, and the crops of oats, wheat He has impressed upon Herr von Ja
ledged such losses, which is taken to and barley will be larger than ever be gow the necessity of complying with
mean that many previous rumors of fore and the yield to the acre greater, American demands and the reports
the destruction of submarines were according to the reports received here. which have reached him and have been
The yield of hay also is large. E. C. sent to the State department by Am
Read, near Cherryville, has a field of bassador Gerard indicate that the re
Clinton W. South, his 3J-year-old beardless barley that is exciting com ports of the ambassador have been
son, and his mother, aged 70, all of ment. He will save seed for future effective.
Ripon, Cal., were killed and Mrs. Wal crops of the same sort.
den, of Newman, was serioeuly injured
Much road work is in progress, and
when the automobile in which they crushed rock is being used extensively four of General Pershing’s family
were riding overturned, as the result on all the roads near this place.
of a bursting tire, on the highway four
Perish in Burning Presidio Home
miles north of Modesto.
Eccles Mill to Start Shqrt Run.
A first payment of $504,198 for the
San Francisco — Warren Pershing,
Banks — The big $200,000 Eccles
securities of the Alaska Northern rail lumber mill, completed more than a five-year-old son of Brigadier General
road was made by the Interior depart year ago here, is preparing for a brief John J. Pershing, rescued early Satur
ment. The road runs from Seward run. The company plans to run the day from his burning home at the
into the interior of Alaska and will be planer and finish up the lumber now on Presidio of San Francisco, in which
utilized in the construction of the new hand for shipment, which will require his mother and three sisters, Mary
government road. The total cost of the about a month. Thereafter the mill Margaret, Anna and Helen, were
securities to the United States will be and logging camp may be operated suffocated and burned, awaited the
about a month, or long enough to re home-coming of his father.
General Persing, commanding troops
Washington has agreed to give stock the yards. After being com
Haiti’s parliament until September 17 pleted the mill ran about 30 days and on the Mexican border, left El Paso
to act upon the proposed treaty by then was compelled to close on account immediately when informed that his
wife and three of his four children
which the United States would extend of the poor market.
financial protectorate over the unstable
United States Senator Francis E.
Pests Boom Egg Output.
little republic for 10 years. In the
meantime the American marines will
Baker—Grasshoppers, a pest in the Warren, father of Mrs. Pershing, will
continue to occupy the principal cities John Day country for years, this sea come here from Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Warren, the only one left of the
of the ¡Bland to prevent a recurrence son have become a blessing.
Ira G. Boyce, an oldtirae merchant General’s family of five, is being
at John Day, says eggs are more plen mothered by nurses at the Lettermann
The Eastman Kodak concern has tiful than in years because of the general hospital at the Presidio. He
been declared a trust by the Federal abundance of this delicacy for the was taken there when he was picked
chickens to feed on, and that the Au up unconscious on the floor of his bed
room by officers Bnd men who crawled
The joint session of the Oregon and gust record of production will beat any through the burning house searching
Washington Bar associtions, which
for Mrs. Pershing and her four chil
was held in Portland, has come to a more numerous than ever at this time dren. Warren revived quickly. The
others were dead when the rescuers
reached them, suffocated and their
The British estimate the German
Ranch Is Sold for $31,000.
heads, hands and feet burned.
loss in men at 1,500,000, with one-
Klamath Falls—The well-known Bill
Mrs. Walter O. Boswell, wife of
Smith ranch, comprising 720 acres, Lieutenant Boswell, Twenty-first In
Carranza officials have put absolute near Bly, 50 miles northeast of here, fantry, and her maid, leaped from the
prohibition into effect in the larger was purchased by L. A. Brittan, for porch roof to the ground, after throw
towns of Sonora now under their con merly a prominent rancher of Boze ing Mrs. Boswell’s two children down
trol, according to travelers from inte man, Mont., for $31,000 cash. Mr. to officers and men, aroused by her
Brittan will stock the ranch with 250 cries and the noise of crackling wood.
dairy cows and 1000 sheep, as it is
Six children in Idaho, who were ideally located at the junction of the
Two Nightriders Confess.
locked in their home by their parents, north and south forks of the Sprague
Ky.—The long struggle of
while they were attending a party, river.
the authorities with lawlessness in this
were burned to death. Evidence of
their efTorts to escape were found by
Log Air Line Record Made.
portion of Western Kentucky culminat
the location of the bodies in the ruins.
Klamath Falls — A record run of ed in the Ohio County Circuit court
here when more than three score per
According to the Cologne Gazette 155,000 feet of timber was made sons were placed on trial for alleged
the railways of Roumania have re
lift recently constructed participation in night-rding outrages.
ceived orders to place all rolling stock company’s
north of its plant a When court adjourned two men had
at the disposition of the minister of few miles, according
to Manager pleaded guilty, nine others were on
war on September 14. This move is
The lift is double-tracked, trial and 63 were awaiting a hearing.
regarded as deeply significant of Rou Grant.
feet in length and extends over a The two men who threw themselves on
manian possible course in the future. 2800
mountain 800 feet high. The mill is the mercy of the court were sentenced
In a fistic encounter a young man at now cutting 3,500,000 feet of lumber to three years each in the penitentiary
White Salmon, Wash., was almost in each month and is employing nearly for flogging a man and a woman.
stantly killed by a blow under the 200 men.
China Buying Submarines.
Chinook to Dredge Channel Shoal.
New York — It was rumored here
A dispatch from Rome says the
Astoria — To work on the shoal be that the Chinese naval commission re
Balkan league is to be reconstructed. tween the channel in which she has cently sent to this country were ne
A combined Balkan army of 1,000,000 been digging and what is known as the gotiating for the purchase of 100 sub
men is provided to be in the field, says south channel, off the end of the jetty, marines, to cost $75,000,000. It was
the dredge Chinook is now in the reported that Charles M. Schwab, pres
Classical music was hooted by a mouth of the river. The removal of ident of the Bethlehem Steel corpora
crowd of South Portland students when this shoal, which is expected to be ac tion, had been authorized by the Chi
a public concert was being given by a complished before fall, will provide nese government to place orders with
municipal band. Classics was sup one main channel 3500 feet wide and American submarine builders and
planted by ragtime and the wailings of carrying a depth of approximately 36 given charge of the manufacturing end
of China’s vast naval program.
feet at low tide.
the youngsters were appeased.
Brief Resume of General News
from All Around the Earth.
Yon Tirpitz Is Reported to Have
Ignored Kaiser’s Orders.
Y r GELE TT DURGEÖ5
ILLUSTRATED 6y RAY WAL"
cooyyr/c*r ay cxxsrr Aurrarss
C H A P T E R I.
Opening the letter box on the door,
she took out a dozen or ao envelopes.
One set she Inspected cr.^oally—they
w-ere all In feinlulne handwriting—
and then rather unwillingly laid them
aside. The otbera she tore briskly
open, each received a keeu, shrewd
look They were filed or thrown sway.
Little and whlmslral and odd, Flo-
die's appearance had something of the
humor of a puppy, the sad wisdom of
a monkey. The combination made her
face pathetic. Crinkly, colorless hair
and hazel eyea had Klodle Her fine,
regular teeth were her beet asset, and
when she smiled, her malu relief from
plainness. Krum her costume, which
was carelese, to her gestures, which
were queer, Klodle Kleher was an orig
inal. She had charm and magnetism
Whether she made one laugh or weep,
eccentric little Klodle was distinctly
Mr. Smallish now reappeared with a
loaded breakfast tray.
"Put him on that table In the atu
dlo.“ Klodle commanded.
"Have those giddy green garlands
come for tonight?" she asked.
"Why, yes, they're out In the hall.
Mies Klsher, What time dose the
"One minute past ten.”
"Wilt there be many here. Miss
“Oh, I don't know, Alfred, about
twcuty, I suppose—men, ladles and
women. Especially women!
don't usually refuse Mr. Bonlstelle's
studio Invitations, 1 notice! There'll
be too many anyway. There won't be
halt of 'em come till the theaters are
over, though. We've Invited a squad
Alfred stopped, hie arms loaded with
garlands. "What, real ones?"
"No, only half-ripe, I guess. Not
nearly so real as the other women
who'll be here, anyway. There are
more good actresses off the stage than
on, Alfred! It'll be good as a play
Alfred gazed longingly from the
threshold, bis eyes afire. “Say, Miss
Fisher, are you going to be dressed
up like you was (he last time?"
She dropped a fantastic courtesy.
“Precisely the same, Alfred; our good
old friend Crepe de Chine. Now you
gallop along with those evergreens be
fore your eyea drop ouL Mr. Small
Alfred left, with the love light un-
Fiodle wem Into the studio and
pounded at the chamber door again.
"Mr. Bonlstelle! Hurry up! Your
At nine o'clock in the morning,
punctual to tie second, Klodle Fisher
unlocked the door marked "Hall Bont-
walked into the office.
The large light room was vacant.
Klodle shook her head in sorrowful dis
appointment at her employer's tardi
ness. and shrugged her shoulders. ‘‘Oh.
dear!” she muttered Impatiently, “Just
what 1 expected " Theu, with a shake
of her head aa one who eayt. "It muat
be done!" she walked tu and listened
outside Hsll Honlstelle's bedroom door.
Kor a moment she stood poised, awk
wardly graceful or rather gracefully
awkward, perhaps, so quaint, to orig
inal was her attitude. She knocked
with firmness. The summons was per
emptory, yet it had the secret Indul
gence of a doting mother for her ouly
child. The only answer was a not un
musical baritone growl.
She banged on the door again. This
time she really meant It. "Mr. Ilonl-
stelle! You must get up Immediately
—come on now!"
A wait—then the unwilling reply,
Klodle walked back to the office,
frowning, and sat down at her desk. A
leaf from the calendar pad was ripped
off. the desk top was dusted with a
cloth; then she stopped suddenly. The
elevator door had hanged.
Almost immediately there entered
to her the sad young Janitor. Mr. Al
fred Smallish. He gave a pathetic
hopeless look at Klodle and hung at
anchor in the doorway, meekly.
“Morning, Miss Fisher," he said, and
Klodle gave a glance at him, casual
ly. then gazed with more Interest.
Pale blue eyes, a large Romaa noee,
wideopen ears and a quivering moulh
had Alfred. His chin was that of a
lizard, sloping back weakly to a prom
inent Adam's apple.
She fumbled over the photographs
on the table behind her.
“Alfred,” she said In the voice of a
school ma'sm, "did you see a picture
of me I had here on the table the other
He turned fire-red. “You—you didn't
want that picture, did you. Miss Fish
er?” His eyes Implored her wildly,
vainly. “Well, I'll bring It back. If you
say so; only, I thought, maybe—“
“Well, Alfred Smallish! I like that!”
“Oh, Miss Fisher—you see, well, I
didn’t quite dare to ask you, and—well,
you know, 1 thought—It's just grand
of you. Miss Fisher—! I'd think the
world of IL and—couldn't you pos
“That’s enough, Alfred! I don't
dare to discuss It. You Just walk that
picture back Immediately!” Klodie's
voice was sharp, but . . . well,
Klodle couldn't help pitying him. She,
weakened. “Perhaps, I'll give you one,
sometime I’ll see.”
Mr. Smallish beamed with pleasure,
but he had a talent for blunders.
"Some folks mightn't think you was
pretty. Miss Fisher, but 1 think—"
Klodle whipped out her watch.
“Gracious sakes!” she cried, “where's
Mr. Bonlstelle's eggs?”
"I'll go down and see If they're
ready, Miss Fisher." He turned heav
"Well, hurry up, then! If his break
fast isn't here when he comes, he's
liable to eat the tablecloth and go
right back to bed. Quick now!”
"Yes'm!" Mr. Smallish left In de
jection. Klodle walked swiftly Into the
studio and knocked again at her em
ployer's door. “Mr. Bonletelle! Are
you ready for breakfast?" she called
Floddle’s tone had changed; decided
as It was, It had softened; It was al- |
most musical. Her face had changed,
also. She stood as If awaiting a
Footsteps were heard In Hall's bed Pounded at the Chamber Door Again.
room. Now, there are two kinds of
men: those who are shocked even unto breakrast la awfully Impatient. Come
mortification by being discovered In along! That old coffee Is swearing
the act of shaving, and those who take already!"
Hall opened the door, grinning.
a malicious delight In their outrageous
condition. Hall Bonlstelle opened the “And I suppose those eggs are feeling
door and protruded his belatbered rotten about It,” he offered jauntily.
face shamelessly, grinning.
Fiodle giggled delightedly and hov
Even disheveled as be was at pres ered over the table, giving It a few
ent. scandalously tousled and be final touches.
daubed with soapsuds, his smile was
Hall Bonlstelle was attired In s
purple dressing gown, too evidently
Klodie's adoration of him, though the gift of ■ loving, tasteless female.
of the maternal order, did not lessen He showed himself, now, as really
her firmness. “Do you realize how handsome, even to that cleft chin
much you've got to do today, Mr. Bon- which women seem to fancy, and
most right-minded men to loathe. On
“Nothin* to do but work," hs chant his face was the touch of humor, care
lessly joyous, rather than Intellectual,
“You have an appointment at ten and with his “artistic" temperament,
o'clock—and you know how you al it was easy enough to account for his
ways poke over that old breakfast!"
popularity with women, popularity
“Speaking of which, wherefore not that gave him a spoiled air, was not
here?” He Joyously chucked her un offensive, and enabled him to do much
der the chin.
forbidden to other men. Always ex
Klodle loved It but dared not show. ceptlng poor Klodle, who hugged a
"It’ll be here by the time you're fit precious secret to her breast, women,
to be seen. You wseh that face of It might be added, liked rather than
yours and hurry up with It, you big loved him. The obvious proof might
baby, you! I’ve got too much to do lie In the fact that, at twenty-seven,
myself to talk to you!”
Hall had not yet been entangled In
"All right, oh, fair assistant, I must a serious affair of the heart He con
abey!” Hsll disappeared and Klodle sidered that be knew too much about
marched back to the office.
women to be seduced from his amus
ing occupation of merely studying
As to that, tr one had asked Klodle.
she would have smiled and changed
the subject. Least of all. perhaps. If
(he truth were told, did he know Hie
fond adorer who had voluntarily mail»
herself bis slave. He saw and took
advantage of her cleverness and seal;
her attractive oddity refreshed him.
but to her deep seriousness end thu
reserves of her temperament he was
Klodle sat watching his long, slen
der hands engaged gracefully with
fork aud spoon. But, much as she loved
to watch him, her conscience made her
too uncomfortable. Reluctantly ahe
withdrew her eager eyea.
“Well," she sighed, “now for busi
She read aloud from the book. "At
leu o'clock Mrs. Rena Royalton—"
She looked up "Aud you won't he
half ready! I'll have to entertain
her—and you know how 1 hate that
"I'an you name oue woman, Klodle
Fiaher, whom you do not hate?"
"No. I can't. They're all cals. Cats
and rats and hena aud snakes slid
parrots! But that's uo reason for
keeping them waiting.” Klodle ran
her Huger down the page. “Let's s e e -
tun thirty Miss Hally». Oh, no, 1 for
got! You look her yesterday.”
"Carolyn's certain a fine girl,” Hall
murmured dreamily, lighting a ciga
rette and watching his ssalstuut
"Carolyn?" Klodle fairly spit It out.
"Since how long?"
"Ever sture I neglected to pay my
dinner call on her, Fiodle. I had to
do something to soothe her runted
feelings so 1 began to call her Caro
lyn. Wbat's the Inevitable result?
SI e 's Invited me for next Wednesday
again. People always Invite you agalu
If you are rude enough. Fiodle."
“You must have been pretty rude
to Mrs. Royalton, then, by the way
■ he runs after you! Why, she fairly
clucks like a hen!”
“Oh. Mrs. Royalton! Ab. there I
have another method! She's one of
those women you can't possibly In
sult." Hal! smiled with superiority.
“Rena's got to the Sge, you know,
when she prefers to be nattered.”
“Don't all women like It?" Klodle
"No! You're too young, Klodle. You
want components." Hall was trium
phant. "It depends upon how you do
It, you know. Rena wants It laid on
A woman doesn't demand
subtlety, Fiodle. after she gets to the
"Thirty-five! Mrs. Royalton Is thirty-
eight, If she's a day!”
"By the way, how old are you, Klo
dle? I forget.”
"Me? Why, I'm only twenty-one!"
Hall laughed. "Plus five, makes
“I'm not!” she protested—but It was
no use. He laughed at her till she
flushed red and sought refuge In a
bundle of bills. "There's a 'Please re
mit' from the Photo-Supply company."
she announced, looking up. "What
shall I do?"
“Oh. answer ‘Necessity forbids!'”
Hall shrugged his shoulders.
"Why, Mr. Bonlstelle, don’t you real
ize that we've simply got to pay that
bill pretty soon, or they won't send
ua any more stuff? Oh, It's all very
well for you to sit there In a red silk
dressing gown and laugh and make
aristocratic Jokes! But r have to taka
all the kicks, and stand off the col
Hsll applauded gracefully. “Say.
Klodle, you've got your war boots on
today, haven't you! What's the par
"The matter!" Fiodle looked down
on him as from a mountain. “Where’s
the rent coming from. I'd like to
know? Out of your cigarette smoke?
Yes, you can smile and twist that silly
mustache all you want, but that won’t
pay for hypo! Do you Imagine we
ran run this business on epigrams and
funny gestures? No, sir! Mr. Bonl
stelle,'’— Klodle shook bis shoulder—
“you've simply got to wake up and
make a whole load of money, quick!"
He rose and yawned artistically.
"Lord, I know It! Think of a Bonl
stelle having to work for his living!
Isn't that grotesque? Why, for all I
know, 1 may be a millionaire this vary
minute. F’unry, Fiodle- a millionaire!”
"Say”—Fiodle grew serious. "When
are they ever going to find out about
that old will, anyway?"
"I wish to heaven 1 knew! If John
B. Bonlstelle had been anyone elie's
uncle, he would have filed bis will
with his attorneys, and his nephew
would be driving a sixty-horsepower
car by this tlmo. ittit -being mine, of
course he has to hide the confounded
document where It won’t be found till
the estate Is settled. I've been on pins
and needles ever since ho died."
“Well, of course he'll leave you
something. You'll get a booby consola
tion prize, anyway. Ho can't cut you
(TO UK C O N T IN U E D .)
Henry M. Lester, president of the
Huguenot association of New Ro-
chelle, N. Y , Is ha lng the estate of
Miss Eliza Moulton dug up In a search
for the foundation of the first Hugue
not church, which the women of the
Huguenot settlement there helped to
build In 1688.
Under the chancel, history savs, the
bodies of three pastors of the church
were hurled. There Is also a tradi
tion that some of the residents of
the town burled money and plate un
der the church during the Revolution
ary war and that it was never recov-
ered. The property faces Huguenot
The old church, because of Its
shape, waa called the "Btone Jug."