The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, March 16, 1917, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Government
and Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Walter Clark, American landscape
painter and winner of many art med
als, died Tuesday in New York.
President Carranza has re-established
the capital in Mexico City. It is esti
mated that Carranza received 1,600,
000 votes in the election for the presi
dency Sunday.
According to reports current in the
financial district of New York, Russia
is contributing largely to the continued
heavy imports of gold for account of
the entente powers.
President Wilson sent to the senate
about 1300 nominations' which failed
of confirmation at the last session of
the senate. Almost all are army and
navy promotions and postmaster ap
pointments. , About 60 German submarines were
captured and destroyed between Janu
ary 1 and February 15, according to
reports reaching Washington, the first
authoritative word of the entente suc
cess in coping with the undersea boats.
An appeal for the pardon of Maury
I. Diggs and P. Drew Caminettl, con
victed in California of violation of the
Mann white slave law, and whose case
reached the highest court in the land,
where the conviction was upheld, has
been made to President Wilson.
The funeral of Count Zeppelin was
held Tuesday at Stuttgart. Many
years ago the late inventor erected his
own vault and therefore Countess Zep
pelin declined the offer made to her by
the king of Wuerttemberg to give the
body a tomb in the royal cemetery.
Notwithstanding the German sub
marine menace, exports from New
York for February, 1917, were only
$1,470,805 less than for February,
1916, which was one day longer, ac
cording to figures made public. The
total for the month this year was
Navy recruiting continues to show a
great increase. For the first eight
days in March the net gain was 716
men. On March 1 there were 59,037
enlisted men in the navy, and on
March 8, 69,753. There are still need
ed for mobilization, including regulars
and reserves, 102,295.
Scores of German reservists have
croBBed into the Mexican state of So
nora from points in Arizona within the
laBt week, an agent of the department
of Justice announces. Many of them,
he said, are known to have had mili
tary experience. The agent said they
appeared to be scattering to all parts
of Mexico.
A recommendation that 16,000 In
dian boys of the various Indian schools
and reservations throughout the coun
try be organized, armed and equipped
and drilled under regular army officers
was unanimously adopted by the Unit
ed States Board of Indian Commission
ers, which met at the Sherman Insti
tute at Riverside, Cal., in Bpecial ses
sion recently.
By a vote of 81 to 47 the Minnesota
house indefinitely postponed action on
the Anderson statutory prohibition bill,
The vote killed any chance for further
legislation at this session to abolish
the liquor traffic.
Postmaster General Burleson has an
nounced that after April 1 the appoint
ments of all postmasters of the first,
second and third class will be subject to
competitive examinations. Nomina
tions will be sent to the senate as in
the past, but in making selections the
President will be guided by the results
of examinations and will send in the
names at the head of the lints. Wheth
er a civil service commission, under
which fourth class postmasters are
now named, will conduct the examint
tions, has not been determined.
Democrats and Republicans of the
senate in a recent caucus cleared the
. way for early modification of senate
procedure so as to make filibusters
such as defeated the armed neutrality
bill Impossible in the future.
Herbert A. Meyer, of Ohio, has been
appointed assistant to the secretary of
the Interior. Mr. Meyer, who has
been private secretary to Secretary
Lane, will have administrative charge
of the Alaskan railroad now being
The immediate breaking off of rela
! tions with Germany is expected in
! Pekin, and it is generally predicted
- that China will join the entente.
The jury that Is to hear the evidence
In the trial of Mayor Gill, of Seattle,
. and others indicted by a Federal grand
' jury for alleged conspiracy to violate
the statutes of the United States by
Importation of Intoxicating liquor into
the state or W ashington, was complct
d in the United State District court
: Thursday and the opening statements
of counsel were begun.
Railroad Trainmen to Walk Out if
8-Hour Demands Are Not Met.
New York Information received by
the national conference committee,
composed of managers of the great
railway systems, and made public
Tuesday evening, indicates that the
four railroad brotherhoods have com
pleted arrangements for a progressive
series of strikes, to begin at 6 o'clock,
Eastern time, on Saturday night, if
the conference on the eight-hour ques
tion held here fails to reach a satis
factory agreement.
I he proposed strike program,
cording to this information, is at
i fol-
Saturday. March 17, 6 p. m.,
out all trainment in freight service on
the New York Central, Baltimore &
Ohio, Erie, Altantic Coast line, South
ern railway, Louisville & Nashville,
and Seaboard Air Line. Such an or
der would involve 40,000 men.
Monday, March 19, 6 p. m., call out
the freight trainmen on the Lehigh
Valley, Lackawanna, Jersey Central,
Pennsylvania, Long Island, Maine
Central, Delaware & Hudson, Reading
and all other roads in the southeastern
territory or extending to New York.
Tuesday, March 20, 6 p. m., call out
all freight trainmen in the Northwest
ern gourp, including te Hill roads and
all those centering in Chicago.
Wednesday, March 21, 6 p. m., if
the railroads still refuse to grant the
men's terms, extend the strike to all
other freight trainmen and call out the
passenger trainmen on every road in
the country.
Navy is Preparing to Build
, 100 Small Boats for Patrol
Washington, D. C- Preliminary
steps were taken by the Navy depart
ment Wednesday toward contracting
for the quick construction of 100 of
more high-speed coast patrol-boats of
a new type for scouting against sub
marines. "At a conference, in which a
score of builders were represented, as
surances were given that deliveries
could begin within four months.
There was no announcement, but it
is understood the contracts will be
awarded shortly. Plans prepared for
the patrol-boats call for craft 110 feet
long propelled by powerful steam en
gines. Details of their armament and
equipment are now being worked out,
but probably will not be made public.
They will be more seaworthy and
have a much larger cruising raidus
than the standard "submarine chaser,"
an 85-foot gasoline motor-boat.
Some of the companies represented
in the conference have turned out large
numbers of "chasers" for the British
government. They will have to make
changes in their plants in order to
build the larger boats wanted by the
American government
Representatives of the major ship
builders also appeared at the depart
ment bringing data concerning their
corporations and plants for which Sec
retary Daniels recently asked. ,
Labor to Stand by America
if Crisis Comes With Germany
Washington, D. C Organized labor
in America, through ita representa
tives in conference here Wednesday,
offered its services to the country in
every field of activity.
This oner is made in the event that
despite all endeavors and hopes, the
United States should be drawn into
war. .
The action was taken by unanimous
vote of more than 150 delegates from
National and international trade un
ions affiliated with the American Fed
eration of Labor and five unaffiliated
organizations, including the great
railroad brotherhoods. In all, about
3,000,000 American workers were rep
resented in the conference, called to
determine and announce the part to be
claimed by labor in National prepared
ness plans.
245 Oregon Convicts Earn -
$12,757 in Month of February
Salem, Ore. Convicts on parole
from the State penitentiary during
February earned an average of (52.07
each at their respective employments,
according to the report of Parole Offi
cer Keller to Governor Withycombe.
The report probably is the best show
ing yet made by the convicts since the
law went into effect. The total amount
of earnings for 245 men for the month
was $12,757.56.
"Healer" Sent to Prison.
Los Angeles A sentence of 18
moiiLlia in the Federal prison on Me
Neil's Island, Wash., was imposed up
on 'King rrancis Schlatter, self'
styled divine healer, found guilty Sat
unlay In the United States district
court on a charge of using the mails to
defraud. Schlatter called down the
maledictions of God upon all concerned
in the prosecution of his case and pre
dicted they would "die within two
years" when asked by Judge O. A,
Trippet if he had anything to say be
fore sentence was pronounced.
Irish Membsrt Are Back,
London The Irish Nationalists made
their reappearance in the house of
commons Wednesday and assured them
selves of another early debate on the
subject of home rule for Ireland by ob
taining from the government a prom
ise that the Irish estimate would be
introduced some day next week.
Ihe estimates will provide an oc
casion for a debate on the whole Irish
Maude's Army Enters Ancient
City After Hard Drive.
Turks Surprised, Despite Clear Moon
light, When English Cross Diala
River and Plant Big Force.
London Bagdad, the chief Turkish
city in Mesopotamia and formerly the
capital of the empire of the Caliphs,
has been captured by . the British
forces. Announcement of the capitu
lation of the city was made Sunday by
the British official press bureau, on re
ceipt of a telegram from General
Maude saying the British forces had
occupied Bagdad early Sunday morn
No details were contained in Gener
al Maude's dispatch.
The following official report was re
ceived concerning the operations
against Bagdad, carrying them up to
Saturday morning, when the Turks
had been forced back within three
miles west and southwest of the city.
"Our forces engaged with the Turks
on the Diala line the night of the
eighth, succeeded, despite the bright
moonlight, in effecting a surprise
crossing of the Diala and establishing
a strong post on the right bank there
of. Meanwhile, on the morning of the
eighth, the Tigris having been bridged
at some distance down Btream, a Brit
ish detachment marched up the right
bank and found the enemy holding a
position about six miles southwest of
"The enemy was driven from this
position to another position two miles
in the rear. During the night of the
ninth a passage of the Diala was
forced and our troops advanced some
four miles toward Bagdad.
"During the night our forces on the
right bank of the Tigris drove the en
emy from his second position, bivouack
ing on the ground gained. This ad
vantage, notwithstanding a blinding
dust storm and a violent gale, was
pressed on the morning of the 10th,
the Turks being pushed back to within
three miles west and southwest of
Score or More Killed and Property
Damage Great.
Indianapolis A tornado swept over
Central Eastern Indiana late Sunday,
killing more than a score of persons at
Newcastle and two children in Wayne
The total number of injured will run
over 200, some of whom are probably
fatally hurt. The damage will total
well over a million dollars at New
castle and several thousand dollars in
Wayne county.
Newcastle, Ind. More than a score
of persons were killed and 150 were in
jured, some fatally, in a tornado which
wrecked 300 residences in this city
late Sunday. The property damage
was estimated at $1,000,000.
The storm swept over the city in a
southeasterly direction, demolishing
practically everything in a path almost
two blocks wide and more than 10
blocks long. For several hours the
city was entirely cut off from commu
nication. ,
Governor Goodrich was asked to
send troops to police the city.
The exact number of dead may not
be known for several days, as practi
cally all the bodies thus far found have
been dug out of the wreckage of their
homes. The search was hampered by
darkness, but it is believed more
bodies will be found.
Twenty-three bodies had been re
covered and six persons missing. It
was believed other bodies still were
buried in the wreckage which had not
been searched.
America Gain Tonnage.
Washington, D. C The American
merchant marine has made a net gain
of 351,114 gross tons through transfers
of registry since the European war be
gan, although on the same account it
has sustained a net loss of 201 vessels.
Figures made public by the department
of Commerce show that ships trans
ferred to the American flag numbered
204 of 664,925 tons. Vessels trans
ferred to foreign flags numbered 405,
but their average site was less than
one-fourth that of ships gained, and
their tonnage was only 313,811.
Livestock Losses Heavy.
Helena, Mont. Unless winter breaks
soon livestock losses will be extremey
heavy, according to Information given
to Railroad Commissioner McCormick,
who has just returned from a trip over
the eastern and northern part of Mon
tana. In Sheridan there have been
large losses. In the Yellowstone and
the Musselshell counties and the Milea
City stock country there Is much suf
fering. Cattle are unable to reach the
grass because of deep snow.
of the
Mr. Starr, widower Methodist minister at Mount Mark, la., has five
charming daughters. Prudence, the eldest, keeps house for hlni. Fairy
is a college freshman. Carol and Lark, twins, are In high school.
Constance Is the "baby." The activities of the Starr girls Pru
dence's work, Fuiry's school affairs, the pranks of the youngsters
and the family perplexities, make the story. It Is simply a recital
of homely incidents glorified by affection. The preceding install
ment described the accident suffered by Prudence when she went for
an early-morning bicycle ride and her rescue by a strange young man.
"Oh whatever will Mattle Moore
say to me? It's borrowed. Oh, I see
now, that it was just foolish pride that
made me unwilling to ride during de
cent hours. What a dunce I wos as
He looked at her curiously. This was
beyond his comprehension. She ex
plained and then was silent a while.
"Fairy'll have to get breakfast, and
she always gets father's eggs too
hard." Silence again. "Maybe papa'll
worry. But then, they know by this
time that something always does hap
pen to me, so they'll be prepared."
She turned gravely to the young
man beside her. He was looking down
at her, too. And as their eyes met,
and clung for nn instant, a slow, dark
color rose in his face. Prudence felt a
cuuious breuthlessness caused by her
hurting ankle, undoubtedly.
My name is Prudence Starr I am
the Methodist minister's oldest daugh
ter." "And my name is Jerrold Harmer."
He was looking away Into the hickory
grovo now. "My home Is In Des
"Oh, Des Molucs is quite a city,
isn't It? I've heard quite a lot about
It. You might tell me about Des
Moines. Is It very nice? Are there
lots of rich people there? Of course,
I do not really care any more about
rich people tliun the others, but it al
ways makes a city seem grand to have
a lot of rich citizens, I think. Don't
So he told her about Des Moines,
and Prudence lay with her eyes half
closed, listening, and wondering why
there was more music In his voice than
lu most voices. Her ankle did not
hurt very badly. She did not mind it
at all. In fact, she never gave it a
thought. From beneath her lids, she
kept her eyes fastened on Jerrold
Hurmer's long brown hands, clasped
loosely about his knees. And when
ever she could, she looked up Into his
face. Am! always there was that eu
rlous catching In her breath, and she
looked away ngnln quickly, feeling
Hint to look too long was dangerous.
"I have talked my share now," he
was saying, "tell me ull about your
self, and the parsonage, and your fain
lly. And who Is Fairy? And do you
attend the college ut Mount Murk?
You look like a college girl."
"Uh, I am not," said Prudence, re
luctant io iiinke the admission for the
first time in her life. "1 am too stupid
to be a college girl. I left high school
live years ago and have been keeping
house fur my father and sisters since
iheu. I urn twenty years old. How
old arc you':"
"l inn twenty-seven," and he smiled.
"Jerrold Harmer," she said slowly
and veiy musically. "It Is such a nice
mime. Do your friends cull you
Jerry r
"The boys nt school called me Itol
dle, and sometimes Ilamtnlo. But my
mother always tailed me Jerry. She
Isn't llv'.ii! tow. cither. You cull nie
Jerry, will you!"
"Yes. I will, but It won't be proper.
But that nevir makes any difference
to me. except when It might shock
the member. You want u:e to call
you Jerry, don't you?"
"Yes, I do. And when we are better
acquainted, will you let me call you
"Cull too that now. I can't be too
particular, you oee, when I am lying
on your coat and pillowed with your
belonging. You might get cross, and
take thciu awuy from me. Did you
go to college?"
"Yes, to Harvard, but I was not
much of a student Thou I knocked
around a while, looking at the world.
and two years ago I went home to
Del Moines. I havti been there ever
since except (or little runs once In a
Prudence e'.ghed. "My sister Fairy
l gtilng lo college now. She's very
deteroh, very. You'll like her, I am
sure much better than yon do me, of
course." Prcdence was strangely
"I am sure I von't" said Jerrold
Harmer, with unnecessary vehemence.
"I don't care a thing for college girls.
I like hows girls." Jerrold flipped
over abruptly, and lay on the grass,
his face on his arms turned toward
her face. They were quiet for a while,
but their (lances were clinging.
"Did yon play football at college?
You are so tall. Fairy's tall, too.
(Bobbi-Merrill, Copyright, W16)
Fairy's very grand looking. I've tried
my best to eat lots, and exercise, and
make myself bigger, but I am a
"Yes, I played football. But girls
do not need to be so tall as men. Don't
you remember what Orlando said
about Rosalind 'just as tall as my
heart?' I Imagine you come about to
my shoulder. We'll measure as soon
as you are on your feet again."
'Are you going to live in Mount
Mark now? Are you coming to stay?"
Prudence was almost quivering as she
asked this. It was of vital impor
"No, I will only be there a few days,
Dut i snau probably be back every
week or so. Is your father very strict?
Maybe he would object to your writing
to me.
Oh, he Isn't strict at all. And he
will be glad for me to write to you, I
kuow. Is Des Moines just full of beau
tiful girls?"
"I should say not. I never saw a
real beautiful girl In Des Moines In
my life. Or any place else, for that
matter, until I came You know when
you come right down to It, there are
mighty few girls that look just the
way you want them to look."
Prudence nodded. "That's the way
with men, too. Of all the men I have
seen In my life, I never saw one be
fore that looked just the way I want
ed him to."
"Before?" he questioned eagerly.
"Yes," said Prudence frankly. "You
look just as I wish you to."
Father Starr Reads the Signs.
And In the meanwhile, at the par
sonage, Fairy was patiently getting
breakfast. "Prudence went out for
un early bicycle ride, so the members
wouldn't catch her," she explained to
the family. "And she Isn't back yet
She'll probably stay out until after
noon, and then rldo right by the gro
cery store where the Ladles have their
Saturday sale. That's Prudence, all
"Do Your Friends Call you Jerry?"
over. Oh, father, I did forget your
egs again, I am afraid they are too
hard. Here, twins, yon carry In the
oatmeal, and we will eat No use to
wait for Prudence, It would be like
waiting for the next comet"
Indeed, It was nearly noon when
small, one-horse spring wagon drove
Into the parsonage yard. Mr. Starr
was In his study with a book, but he
heard a piercing shriek from Connie,
ind a shrill "Prudence I" from one of
the twins. He was downstairs In three
leans, and rushing wildly out to the
little rickety wagon. And there was
Prudence I
"Don't be frightened, father. Pve
Just sprained my ankle, and It doesn't
hurt hardly any. But the bicycle Is
broken, and we'll have to pay for It
Xou can use my own money In the
batik. Poor Mr. Davis had to walk all
the way to town, because there wasn't
any room for hi in In the wagon with
me lying down like this. Will you
carry me Inr
Connie's single bed was hastily
Jflii full
brought downstairs, and Prudence de
posited upon it. "There's no use to
put me upstairs," she assured them.
"I won't stay there. I want to be down
here where I can boss the girls."
The doctor came In, and bandaged
the swollen purple ankle. Then they
had dinner they tried to remember
to call It luncheon, but never succeed
ed! After that the whole parsonage
family grouped about the little single
bed In the cheery sitting room.
"Whose coat is this, Prudence?"
asked Connie.
, "And where in the world did yon
get these towels and silk shirts?" add
ed Fairy.
Prudence blushed most exquisitely.
"They are Mr. Harmer's," she said,
and glanced nervously at her father.
"Whose?" chorused the family.
"If you will sit down and keep still,
I will tell you all about It. But you
must not Interrupt me. What time Is
It, Fairy?"
"Two o'clock."
"Oh, two. Then I have plenty of
time," and In her own frank way, she
told the story.
"Then Mr. Davis came along with
his cart," she concluded, "and Jerry
er Harmer, you know, helped put me
In, and the cart was so small they both
had to walk."
"Where Is he now?" "Is he young?"
"Is he handsome?" "Did he look rich?"
"Don't be silly, girls. He went to
the hotel, I suppose. Anyhow, he left
us as soon as we reached town. He
said he was In a hurry, and had some
thing to look after. His coat was un
derneath me In the wagon, and he
wouldn't take It out for fear of hurt
ing my ankle, so the poor soul Is prob
ably wandering around this town In his
shirt sleeves."
Already, in the eyes of the girls, this
Jerry er Hurmer, had tnken unto
himself all the interest of the affair. ,
"He'll have to come for his coat,"
said Lark. "We're bound to see him.'
Where does he live? What was he
doing In the hickory grove?" inquired
Mr. Starr with a strangely sinking
heart for her eyes were alight with
new and wonderful radiance.
He lives in Des Moines. He was
just walking Into town, and took a
short cut through the grove."
"Walking! From Des Moines?"
Prudence flushed uncomfortably. "1
didn't think of that," she said. "But
I do not see why he should not walk
If he likes. He's strong and athletic.
and fond of exercise. I guess he's
plenty able to walk If he wants to.
I'm sure he's no tramp, father, If that
Is what you are thinking."
I am not thinking anything of the
kind, Prudence," he said with dignity.
"But I do think it rather strange that
a young man should set out to walk
from Des Moines to Mount Mark. And
why should he be at it so early in the
morning? Doesn't he require sleep, as
the rest of us do?"
"How should I know? I guess if he
likes to be out In the morning when it
is fresh and sweet it Is all right I
like the morning myself. He had as
much right out early as I had. His
clothes were nice, and he Is a Harvard
graduate, and his shoes were dusty,
i)ut not soiled or worn. Anyhow, he
Is coming at four o'clock. If you want
to ask If he Is a tramp, you can do It"
And Frudence burst Into tears.
Dramatic silence In the cheerful sit
ting room! Then Fairy bn bustling
about to bathe the face und throat of
"poor little Prudence," and her father
said sympathetically :
"You're all nervous and wrought oa
with the pain and excitement. Pru
dence. Pm glad he Is comlnir sa we
can thank him for his kindness. It
was mighty lucky he happened along,
wasn't It? A Harvard graduate! Yes.
they are pretty strong on athletics at
Harvard. You'd better straighten this
room a little and have things looking
nice when be gets here," said Father
Starr, with great diplomacy. And he
was rewarded, and startled, by observe
Ing that Prudence brightened wonder
fully at his words.
"Yes, do," she urged eagerly. "Get
some of the roses from the corner
bush, and put them on the table there.
And when you go upstairs, Fairy, you'd
better bring down thut little lace
spread In the bottom drawer of our
dresser. It'll look very nice on this
bed. Work hard, girls, and get every
thing looking One. He'll be here at
four, he said. You twins may wear
your white dresses, and Connie must
put on her blue and wear her blue
bows. Fairy, do you think It would be
all right for you to wear your silk
dress? Of course, the silk Is rather
grand for home, but you do look so
beautiful In It Father, will you put
on your black suit or are you too busy?
And don't forget to wear the peart cull
buttons Aunt Grace sent you."
Do you think that the stranger
is what he says he Is? In that
ease, why should he be walking
from Des Moines to Mount Mark,
and why out so early? Might he
not be an adventurer?