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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1918)
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Eventi of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
John H. von Hegermann Linden
crone, former Danish Minister to PariB
and Berlin, is dead.
' The British government has decided
to increase war .pensions, owing to
the high cost of living. The increase
will amount to 20 per cent. .
William H. Taft announces he has
decided to decline the offer to become
a baseball commissioner to succeed
the present National commission.
The United States army transport
Sierra, with 35 officers and 1531 pri
vate and non-commissioned . officers
abroad, arrived In New York Monday
from abroad. All of the men were
wounded, but injuries of most were
recorded as slight.
During the ceremony in the city hall
Sunday in connection with the official
entry of President Polncare, Premier
Clemenceau handed to the Mayor of
Metz the keys of the city, which the
Germans failed to get when they cap
tured Metz in 1870. ,
Notes were sent to Berlin and Vien
na by the State department Tuesday,
advising the German and Austrian
governments that the United States
desires to receive no further communi
cations from, them which should prop
erly be addressed to the allied nations.
The navy's excellent health and low
mortality rate during the war is at
tributed by Rear-Admiral BralBted,
surgeon-general of the navy, in his
annual report, largely to the increas
ing appreciation by commanding of
ficers of the rules of hygiene and sani
tation. Captain B, B. Lipsner, who recently
resigned as superintendent of the
aerial mail service, appealed to Law
rence Y. Sherman, U. S. senator from
Illinois, for a congressional investiga
tion of proposed expenditures for the
air mail service and of several rocent
appointments to the service.
Music and the day's news, both over
the telephone, are to be provided by
the Red Cross for every patient in the
reconstruction wards at the Walter
Reed hospital In Washington. If the
system proves successful similar ones
will be installed in all hospitals where
Boldlers are under treatment.
Matlitas Erzbergor, head of the Ger
man armistice delegation, announced
Tuesday that the French government
has requested the German army com
mand to designate plenipotentiaries to
confer regarding the prolongation of
the armistice. The delegates will
meet at Treves, in Rhenish Prussia,
December 12 and 13.
Federal court decrees holding it to
be within the president's power to
grant exclusive fishing rights in pub
lic waters Were uphold by the Bupreme
court Tuesday in making permanent
injunctions restraining the Alaska Pa
ciflo Fisheries from placing nets In
the vicinity of the Annette and ad
joining islands off the Alaskan coast,
Soldiers disabled during the war
will be paid $65 a month during the
period of their re-education, which
will be directed by the Federal board
for vocational training, Dr. C. A.
Prosser, director of the board, an
Victor L. Berger, socialist congress'
man-elect, of Milwaukee, and his cam
palgn manager, Louis A. Arnold, were
Indicted by the federal grand jury on
16 counts involving alleged violations
of the espionage act, during his sena
torlal campaign last March.
Captain Norbert Carolln made a
flight in an army airplane from Pitts
burg to Washington Wednesday in
one hour and 35 minutes. War de
partment officials said the best pre
vious record for this trip, approxl?
niately 2.00 miles, was two hours and
The national War Labor board has
asked the Cleveland Railway company
- to dismiss the 160 women employes
within 30 days from December 3.
Restrictions on the purchase of su-
gar for consumption in homes and eat
ing places were removed Wednesday
night by the Food administration,
The French government has taken
all necessary measures to insure the
demobilization of all elates of the
territorial reserve before the end of
February, according to L'Oeuvre,
SIX BILLION TAX PROPOSED
Senate Begins Debate on Measure for
Washington, D. C Effects of the
nation's transition from a war to a
peace basis and of prohibition legisla
tion on the. present and future prob
lems of taxation are outlined in the
senate finance committee's report on
the revised war revenue bill filed Mon
day by Chairman Simmons. , -
The report "explains the. steps taken
to revise the house bill so as to raise
by taxation next year $5,978,466,000
instead of $7,500,000,000, as planned
by the house before the signing of
the armistice and the enactment 'of
prohibition legislation. v
Proposed taxes in 1920 of 4,000,
000,000, the reason for fixing them at
this time and the manner In which
they will be raised, also are explained.
The most distinct changes made by
the senate in the house draft of the
bill are noted lay the committee's re
port as follows:
Elimination of. the 6 per cent cor
poration tax on undistributed corpor
ate earnings, fixing a 20 per cent max
imum on bona fide sales of mines and
oil and gas wells; elimination of the
tax on new state and municipal bonds,
substitution of a Bingle war excess
profits tax for the alternative plan;
exclusion of individuals and partner
ships from war excess profits taxation
and reduction of the taxes on bever
ages and tobacco.
Senate debate on the measure will
begin with a statement by Senator
Simmons. A dissenting report on the
plan to fix 1920 taxes in the pending
bill will be filed by Senator Penrose,
of Pennsylvania, for the republicans
of the finance committee. Separate
views also will be presented by Sena
tors Sraoot, of Utah, and La Follette,
of Wisconsin, republicans.
A considerable part of Senator Sim
mons report Is devoted to the plan
for reducing taxes in 1920 to $4,000,
000,000. "The country has a right to know
how soon and in what degree the bur
den of war taxes can prudently be re
duced," the report says. "During this
period of reconstruction business, par
ticularly new business, is entitled to
go forward without the burden of an
80 per cent tax on war profits. In
time of peace the existence of an 80
per cent profit would be an absolute
evil, for the perpetuation or" continu
ance of which no sufficient reason has
or could be given."
OF CABLE PROTESTED
New York. The Commercial Pacif
ic Cable company, allied with the
Commercial Cable company, asked for
an injunction in the federal court
Monday restraining Postmaster-Gen
eral Burleson from further control of
its 10,000 miles of cable between San
Francisco and China, Japan and the
Violation of international law by
Burleson is charged in the complaint,
which asserts that the United States
had not obtained consent to the seiz
ure from the nations upon whose ter
ritory the cables land. It is further
alleged such consent would be uncon
stitutional without a formal treaty ap
proved by the senate.
This contention is upheld, the com
pany declared, by information from
its London office that a department of
the British government has Instructed
the Commercial Cable company rep
resentatives there to make no changes
at the direction of the American postmaster-general
without first submit
ting them to that department for ap
Big Tank Gun Perfected.
Washington, D. C An eight-inch
gun, self-propelling on its caterpillar
track, and prototype of a fleet of sim
ilar monsters that was being con
structed for the American army when
hostilities ceased, was demonstrated
here Monday before a large group of
American officers and engineers.
Gun and mnchine alike had success
fully passed the firing tests at the
ordnance proving ground before Mon
day's test, which was under direction
of Tllny E. Holt and Colonel J. B
DUlard, the designers.
The tractor-gun drove its 65,000
pounds of bulk up a 45-degree ravine
wall, developed a speed of four miles
an hour on a level surface and demol
ished large trees with the same ruth
lessness that its war brother, the tank,
showed in action in France.,
Belgians Score Dutch.
Paris. There is much feeling
against Holland in Belgium because
of the attitude of the Dutch govern
ment in permitting armed German
soldiers to pass through the Dutch
province of Llmburg, according to a
dispatch from Brussels. The Belgians
are said to be indignant that Belgian
automobiles interned in Holland were
used by Dutch authorities in carrying
the former crown prince when he fled
You will feel better for
having known Carolyn of the
Corners. She is a lovable
little girl, who not only
preaches but practices the
gospel of "looking up" and
always making things "a
wee bit better." To become
acquainted with her is like
letting in the Sunshine and
looking up at the blue
sky. You will want to. fol
low Carolyn through this
story after you have read
the opening chapter.
The Ray of Sunlight
Just as the rays of the afternoon
sun hesitated to enter the open door
of Joseph Stagg's hardware store in
Sunrise Cove and lingered on the sill,
so the little girl in the black frock
and hat, with twin braids of sunshiny
hair on her shoulders, hovered at the
entrance of the dim and dusty place.
She carried a satchel in one hand,
while the fingers of the other were
hooked into the. rivet-studded collar of
a mottled, homely mongrel dog.
"Oh, dear me, Prince!" sighed the
little girl, "this must be the place.
We'll just have to go In. Of course I
know he must be a nice man ; but he's
such a stranger." .
Her feet faltered over the door sill
and paced slowly down the shop be
tween long counters. She saw no clerk.
At the back of the shop was a small
office closed in with grimy windows.
The uncertain visitor and her canine
compnulon saw the shadowy figure of
a man inside the office, sitting on a
high stool and bent above a big ledger.
The dog, however, scented something
In the half darkness of the shop he
and his little mistress came unexpect
edly upon what Prince considered his
arch-enemy. There rose up on the end
of the counter nenrest the open office
door a big, black tomcat whose arched
hack, swollen tall and yellow eyes
"Ps-s,-st ye-ow I"
The rising yowl broke the silence of
the shop like a trumpet call. The little
girl dropped her bag and seized the
dog's collar with both hands.
"Prince I" she cried, "don't you spenk
to that cat don't you dare speak
'Bless mel" croaked a voice from
The tomcat uttered a second "ps-s-st
ye-ow 1" and shot up a ladder to the
Bless me!" repeated Joseph Stngg,
taking off his eyeglasses and leaving
them in the ledger to mark his place.
'What have you brought that dog in
Hecame to the office door.
"I I didn't have any place to leave
him," was the hesitating reply.
"Hum 1 Did your mother send you
"No-o, sir," sighed the little visitor.
At that moment a more daring ray
of sunlight found Its way through the
transom over the stoFe door and lit up
the dusky place. It fell upon the
slight, black-frocked figure and for an
Instant touched the pretty head as
with nn aureole.
"Bless me, child!" exclaimed Mr,
Stagg. "Who are you?"
The flowerlike face of the little girl
quivered, the blue eyes spilled big
drops over her cheeks. She approached
Mr. Stagg, stooping and squinting in
the office doorway, and placed a timid
hand upon the broad band of black
crepe he wore on his coatslecve.
"You're not Hannah's Cnr'Iyn?"
questioned the hardware dealer huskily.
"I'm Cnr'Iyn May Cameron," she
confessed. "You're luy Uncle Joe. I'm
very glnd to see you, Uncle Joe, and
and I hope you're glad to see mi
andv Prince," she finished rather fal
terlngly. "Bless mel" murmured the man
Nothing so startling as this had en
tered Sunrise Cove's chief "hardware
emporium" for many and many a year.
Hannah Staftg, the hardware mer-'
chant's only sister, had gone awny
from home quite fifteen years previ
ously. Mr. Stagg had never seen Han
nah again; hut this slight, blue-eyed,
sunny-haired girl was a replica of his
slater, nnd in some dusty corner of Mr.
Stagg's heart there dwelt a very faith
ful memory of Hannah,
Nothing had served to estrange the
brother save time and distance.
"Hannah's Cnr'Iyn," muttered Mr.
Stagg again. "Bless me, child 1 how
did you get here from New York?"
"On the cars, uncle. You see, Mr.
Price thought I'd better come. He says
,'ou are my guardian It's in papa's
111 and would linve been so in mnm--m's
will, if she'd made one. Mr.
BY RUTH BELMORE ENDICOTT
Price put me on thetraln and the con
ductor took care of me.
"Who is Mr. Price?" the storekeeper
"He's a lawyer. He's written you
a long letter about it. It's in my bag.
Didn't you get the telegram he sent
you last evening, Uncle Joe? A 'night
letter,' he called it."
"Never got it," replied Mr. Stagg
'Well, you see, when papa and mam
ma had to go away so suddenly they
left me with the Prices. I" go to school
with Edna Price and she slept with me
at night in our flat after the Dunra
ven sailed.", 1 ." '
"But what did this lawyer send
you up here for?" asked Mr. Stagg.
The question was a poser and Caro
lyn May stammered: "I I Don't
guardians always take their little girls
home and look out for them?"
"Hum I don't now." The hard
ware merchant mused grimly. "I I
guess we'd better go up to The Corners
and see what Aunty Rose has to say
about It. You understand, I couldn't
really keep you if she says 'No !' "
"Oh, Uncle Joe, couldn't you?"
"No," he declared, wagging his head
decidedly. "And what she'll say to
that dog" .
"Oh !" Carolyn May cried again, and
put both arms suddenly about the neck
of her canine friend. "Prince is Just
the best dog, Uncle Joe." -
Mr. Stagg shook his head doubtfully.
Then he went Into the office and shut
the big ledger into the safe. After
locking the safe door, he slipped the
key into his trousers pocket and
glanced around the store.
"I'd like to know where that use
less Gormley boy Is now," muttered
"diet I HeylyouChetl"
To Carolyn May's amazement and to
the utter mystification of Prince, a sec
tion of the floor under their feet began
"Oh, mercy me!" squealed the little
girl, and she hopped off the trapdoor;
"Oh! Who Is That Lady, Uncle Joe?
but the dog uttered a quick, threaten
ing growl and put his muzzle to the
"Hey I call off that dog I" begged a
muffled voice from under the trapdoor.
"He'll eat me up, Mr. Stagg."
"Lie down, Prince!" commanded
Carolyn May hastily. "It's only a boy.
You know you like boys, Prince," she
"Come on up out o' that cellar,. Chet.
I'm going up to The Corners with my
lltths niece Hannah's Cnr'Iyn. - This
is Clietwood Gormley. If he ever stops
growln' longltndlnnlly mebbe he'll .be
a man some day and not a giant. You
stay right here and tend store while
I'm gone, Chet."
Carolyn May could not help feeling
some surprise nt the finally revealed
proportions of Chetwood Gormley. He
was lathlike aud gawky, with very
prominent upper front teeth, which
gave a sort of bow-window appearance
to his wide mouth. But there was a
good-humored twinkle In the over
grown boy's shnllow eyes; and, if un
couth, he was kind.
"I'm proud to know ye, Car'lyn," he
said. He "Stepped quickly out of the
way of Prince when the latter started
for the front of the store.
Once, out of the shop in the sunlit
street, the little girl breathed a sigh
of relief. Mr. Stagg, peering dqwn at
her sharply, asked;
"What's the matter?"
"I I Your shop Is awful dark,
Uncle Joe," she confessed. "I can't
seem to look up in there."
"'Look up?" repeated the hard-
wa dealer, puizlcd.
"Yes, sir. My pnpa says never to get
in any place whore you can't look up
and see something brighter and bet
ter ahead," said Carolyn May softly.
"He says that's what makes life worth
"Oh, he does, docs he?" grunted Mr.
Ho noticed the heavy bog In her
hand and took it from her. Instantly
her released fingers stole Into his free
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hand. Mr. Stagg looked down at the
little hand In his palm, somewhat
startled and not a little dismayed.
The main street of Sunrise Cove on
this warm afternoon was not thronged
with shoppers. Not many people no
ticed the tall, shambling, round-shoul
dered man In rusty black, with the pe
tite figure of the child and the mon-i
grel dog passing that way, though a
few idle shopkeepers looked after the
trio in surprise. But when Mr. btngg
und -his companions turned into the
pleasantly shaded street that led out
of town towards The Corners where
was the Stagg , homestead Carolyn
May noticed her uncle become sud
denly flustered. - She saw the blood
flood Into his face and neck, and she
felt his hand loosen as though to re
lease her own. The little girl looked
ahead curiously at the woman who was
She was not a young woman that
is, not what the child would call young.
Carolyn May thought she was very
nice looking tall and robust. Her
brown eyes flashed an Inquiring glance
upon Carolyn May, but she did not
look at Mr. Stagg, nor did Mr. Stagg
look at her.
!Oh! who Is that lady, Uncle Joe?"
asked the little girl when they were
out of earshot. ' " -
"Hum !" Her uncle's throat seemed
to need clearing. "That that is Man
dy Parlow Miss Amanda Parlow," he
corrected himself with dignity.
The flush did not soon fade out of
his face as they went on in silence.
It was half a mile from Main street
to The Corners. There was tall tim
ber all about Sunrise Cove, W'hlch was
built along the shore of a deep inlet
cutting in from the great lake, whose
blue waters sparkled as far as one
might see towards the south and west.
Uncle Joe assured Carolyn May when
she asked him, that from the highest
hill in sight one could see only the
lake and the forest clothed hills and
'There's lumber camps all about.
Mebbe they'll interest you. Lots of
building going on nil the time, too."
He told her, as they went along, of
the long trains of cars and of the
strings of barges going qut of the Cove,
all laden with timber and sawed
boards, mlllstuffs, ties and telegraph
They came to the last house In the
row of dwellings on this street, on the
very edge of the town. Carolyn May
saw that attached to the house was a
smaller building, facing the roadway,
wltlj a wide-open door, through which
she glimpsed benches and sawed lum
ber, while to her nostrils was wafted
a most delicious smell of shavings.
"Oh, there's a carpenter shop!" ex
claimed Carolyn May. "And is that
the carpenter, Uncle Joe?"
A tall old man, lean-faced and close
ly shaven, with a hawk's-beak nose
straddled by a huge pair of silver
bowed spectacles, came out of the
shop at that moment, a jackknife In
his hand. He saw Mr. Stagg and,
turning sharply on his heel, went In
doors again. 1
"Who is he, Uncle Joe?" repeated
the little girl. "Aud, if I asked him.
do you s'pose he'd give me some of
those nice, long, curly shavings?"
"That s Jed Parlow and lie wouldn't
give you any shavings; especially
after having seen you with me," said
the hardware merchant brusquely.
The pretty lady whose name was
Parlow and the queer-looking old car
penter, whose name was likewise Tar-
low, would neither look at Uncle Joe !
Even such a little girl as Carolyn May
could see that her uncle and the Tar-
lows were not friendly.
By and by they came In sight of The
corners a place where another road
crossed this one at right angles.
in one corner was a white church
with a square tower and green blinds.
In another of the four corners was set
a big store, with a covered porch all
across the front, on which were shel
tered certain agricultural tools.
There was no sound of life at The
Corners save n rhythmic "clauk, clank.
clans- from the blacksmith shop on
me mini corner.
On the fourth corner of the cross
roads stood the Stage homestend n
wide, low-roofed house of ancient ap
pearance, yet in good repair. Neat
ness was the keynote of all about the
"Is this where yon live, Uncle Joe?"
asked Carolyn May breathlessly. "Oh,
what a beautiful big place! It seems
awiul big for me to live in !"
Mr. Stagg had halted at the gate
and now looked down upon Carolyn
aiuy witn perplexed brow. "Well
we've got to see about that first," he
muttered. There's Aunty Rose"
Carolyn and Prince make the
acquaintance of Aunty Rose,
and the latter! attitude is not
very reassuring to the lonely
little girl. Carolyn's first ex
periences in her new home are
told In the next Installment.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
It is difficult to Judge a woman by
the tilings she doesn't say.
COOKING TEST8 THE 8C0UT. "
The way to a man's heart Is through
his stomach. The path to an early
grave lies along the same route. A
scout who cannot cook con hardly
claim to be a scout at all.
As the chief sea scout says: "One
fairly good cook is worth pore than
four sick carpenters."
To many a boy the first experience
In cooking comes through his prepara
tion for the second-class cooking test
He may have roasted corn on a stick
or steamed a few clams In a bucket
or burned a few spuds In an open fire.
But the scout cooking test, If prop
erly emphasized, will help him to see
that cooking Is vitally related to hu
man life and essential to human hap
piness and efficiency.
Even In so simple a meal as the -quarter
of a pound of meat and two
potatoes of thu scout test many mis
takes may be made, and the scout
should know how to avoid all of them..
Many a professional cook falls ut
terly when asked to prepare a meal In
the open without the kitchen equip
ment to which he has become accus
tomed. The scout must be ready to
meet all emergencies.
LEARNING FIELD TELEGRAPHY.
Boy Scouts Carrying Apparatus for
Signalling In the Field.
A GOOD SCOUT TROOP GONE.
It is not often that there IS pleasure
In the preparation of an obituary no
tice. In the case of one troop which
has just become defunct there Is, how
ever, a peculiar satisfaction in not
ing its timely end. The story is con
tained In the following letter from
Field Scout Executive Stephen M. Ma
jor of Chicago, Dl. :
"Troop No. 812 of Chicago will not
be registered this year. Every one of
the boys but one are In the service.
This was a troop of older boys, and
when they come back they will all be
scoutmasters or assistant scoutmas- '
"The one who Is not In the service
Is not quite old enough to get his par
ents' consent, but is going to. techni
cal school, so that the minute his
birthday arrives he will be ready
One Way of Escape.
"A woman marries a man who got
up and gave her his seat in a street
car." Then the only way for a man
to escape is to poke his nose into his
newspaper when he hears the rustle
of a skirt near his car seat.
Don't Live Up to Appellation.
"The trouble with lots of 'regular
fellows,'" observed the almost phil
osopher, "is that they are oftentimes
irregular in their habits."
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How Lydia E. Pinkham's
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A visit to the laboratory where this
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even the casual looker-on with the reli
ability, accuracy, skill and cleanliness
which attends the making of this great
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Over 350,000 pounds of various herbs
are used anually and all have to be
gathered at the season of the year when
their natural juices and medicinal sub--stances
are at their best
The most successful solvents are used
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Every utensil and tank that comes in
contact with the medicine is sterilized
and as a final precaution in cleanliness
the medicine is pasteurized and sealed
in sterile bottles.
It is the wonderful combination of
roots and herbs, together with the
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which has made this famous medicine
so successful in the treatment of
The letters from women who have
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Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Com-
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