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and Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Knowing:.
The state arsenal at Spandau, Ger
many, employing 60,000 laborers, has
been closed because of the coal short
age. A blizzard which began Sunday in
South Dakota and western Nebraska,
reached Norfolk, Neb., Monday and is
working eastward rapidly.
Frederick William Hohenzollern,
eldest son of the former German em
peror, according to a Berlin dispatch
to the Munich Zeitung, has instituted
proceedings for a divorce.
Disturbed conditions are reported in
Turkestan, where BolBhevis.t activity
is prevalent and where some 40,000
German and Austrian ex-prisoners re
main. Conditions of living in Moscow are
described as frightful by French ref
ugees who have arrived at Stockholm.
A cup of milk there costs 15 rubles
and a pound of bread 25 rubles.
Managers of the senate woman suf
frage resolution have decided to call
up the measure next Monday and, if
possible, obtain a final vote. The re
sult, they stated, would be very close.
Famine and typhus are sweeping
Tabriz, Persia, according to advices
to the State department. Gordon Pad
dock, the American consul at Tabriz,
has been made chairman of a relief
Brest, France, has been added to
the mail ports for 'the American ex
peditionary forces. : The War depart
ment announces that this was expect
ed to increase the speed of the west
bound mail service.
A senate bill authorizing the addi
tion of 90,000 acres to the Wyoming
national forest by proclamation of the
president was passed Monday by the
house and sent to conference. The
land is in central Wyoming.
Two thousand troops, including 553
sick and wounded, were landed at
Newport News, Va., Monday from the
transport Susquehanna, which sailed
from St. Nazaire January 17. Casual
companies aboard included one from
The American Red Cross announces
an appropriation of $30,828 for the
erection and maintenance of a monu
ment on the Island of May, Scotland,
where are buried 179 American sol
diers who lost their lives in the sink
ing of the transports Tuscauia and
A bill requiring the adjutant general
of the army and the secretary of the
navy to furnish the adjutant general
of each state with the names and rec
ords of men from that state who
served in the army and navy, during
the war, was introduced in the house
Monday by Representative Hawley of
Oregon and referred to the military
Chicago victims of the high cost of
living found further satisfaction last
Friday in the trend of produce prices.
Butter at wholesale dropped 3 to 4
cents and potatoes declined 6 to 10c
New York became the 44th state to
ratify the federal prohibition amend
nient when the senate Friday, by a
vote of 27 to 24, concurred in the
McNab ratifying resolution adopted by
the assembly last week. . -
Prospect of industrial unemployment
in this country was discussed briefly
last week in the senate. Senators
Kenyon, of Iowa, and Sraoot, of Utah,
republicans, were Joined by Senator
Thomas, of Colorado, in expressing ap
prehension, while Senator Lewis, of
Illinois, democrat, deprecated their
statements and those of Secretary
Morrison, of the American Federation
ot Labor, and others regarding prob-
, able depression.
dUpatch from Lalbach says that
King Peter, ot Serbia, who has been
111 for some time, has suffered
second stroke of apoplexy.
Recognition ot the provisional gov
ernment of Poland has been accorded
by the American government, officials
ot the State department said Thurs
day In making public a message which
Secretary Lansing, at Paris, has sent
by direction of President Wilson to
Ignace Jan Paderewskl, the new Po
State Capitol. The most gigantic
scheme of industrial development ever
attempted in Oregon is wrapped up in
a joint resoluticn introduced in the
house of the legislature Saturday by
Representatives Gordon, Coffey, Bean,
Jones ot Lincoln and Polk and Sldler.
Under the amendment the constitu
tional limitation for indebtedness of
2 per cent is lifted and unincorporated
sections ot the state or incorporated
cities and towns may issue bonds in
an amount not exceeding' 5 per cent of
the assessed valuation for the purpose
of developing hydro-electric energy in
turn to develop the vast latent re
sources of the state.
Recitals are made in the resolutions
of the practically unlimited possibili
ties offered in Oregon for manufac
ture of highest grade woolen fabrics;
the manufacture of iron and steel, the
wonderful future for milling and the
production of its by-products; the ir
rigation of great areas of fertile lands
through the installation of pumping
stations, and the opportunities which
would be opened up for the use of
electric current in the operation of
machinery on farms and in the homes,
so that isolated and less attractive sec
tions of the state would be made the
mecca for wonderful future rural de
velopment. Proposed consolidation of the city
of Portland and county of Multnomah
made its appearance in the senate
Monday when a proposed amendment
to the constitution was brought to
Salem by Frank S. Grant and intro
duced by the Multnomah delegation
by request," with Senator Banks in
troducing the measure.
In its provisions the proposed con
solidation is most sweeping. It con
solidates most everything In the city
and county governments and gives the
consolidated body control of the Wil
lamette and Columbia rivers. Under
the directions contained in the draft
ed bill, the school board is wiped out
in Portland and all the school boards
in the various districts of the county
are displaced. The same holds of
road districts.' The municipalities of
Gresham, Troutdale and Fairview are
merged into one general corporation
with Portland and in the combine is
absorbed the port of Portland.
The dock commission is not reached
by the bill, but if the people adopt
the constitutional amendment calling
for the merger, the dock commission
being a municipal entity, can be taken
The calling of a special election in
June to vote bonds for the construc
tion of public buildings as a means of
helping to solve the employment prob
lem of the returned soldiers and sail
ors, is being considered by the house
and senate joint committee on recon
struction. Sentiment favoring this bond issue
was pronounced at a meeting of the
committee Monday afternoon, at
which the reconstruction committee of
the Washington legislature met with
the Oregon lawmakers for a frank dis
cussion of Industrial conditions.
As supplemental to his land settle
ment bill, introduced earlier in the
session, Representative Richardson in
troduced another measure providing
for the same land settlement commis
sion plan, but adding a provision call
ing for a bond issue of $5,000,000 to
be Issued during the next five years.
The bonds are to be self-retiring by
repayment of loans, similar to the
rural credits plan.
Senator Dimlck's bill prohibiting the
teaching of German in all public and
state-aid schools ot Oregon passed the
senate on third reading Friday, after
its opponents had attacked it in a
series of debates extending through
out the morning session and part of
Opposition, however, was but slight
ly stronger than Saturday, 11 votes
being' recorded against the measure.
Senators who opposed the bill were
Senators Gill, Howell, Huston, Jones,
Lafollette, Moser, Nlckersen, Norblad,
Porter, Smith of Josephine and Stray
er. The bill now will go to the house,
where the opposition is expected to
gather its forces in an effort to kill it
Representative Home has proposed
a measure in the house providing for
a supertax of 25 per cent on idle and
uncultivated lands which are tillable,
exempting timber lands. This bill has
the support ot the Federation of
Four bills which gear in together
and form the road programme legisla
tion are practically ready for Introduc
tion and will be offered during this
week. These are the $10,000,000 bond
bill, gasoline tax, license tax, and rules
of the road. With a few minor changes,
the measures are now complete and
ready for consideration. That they
eventually will be adopted ia the gen
eral opinion, tor the obstructionists
to the road programme have received
Leaders of Factions Seeking
Sir Eric Geddes Proposes Trade Union
Management of Factory to
Test Co-operative Plan.
London. The industrial unrest has
superseded the peace conference as the
chief topio of interest in Great Britain.
Many of the leaders in the camps of
capital and labor are bringing out spe
cifics for a general remedy.
The proposal of John R. Clynes, the
former food controller, for an indus
trial congress representing all inter
ests seems to be the most popular to
day. It has a rival in a new society
called the "National Alliance of Em
ployers and Employed," with repre
sentative men on both sides promoting.
One point on which everyone is
agreed is that some general principles,
particularly applying to wages and
hours, must be recognized.
Sir Eric Geddes has made a novel
proposal that some trade union take
over a large national factory and run it
as an experiment to show what can be
done by such co-operative manage
ment. Naturally, politics is becoming in
volved in the agitation. Some work
ers and free traders assert that the
government is keeping back stocks of
food, which might be released now, in
order to keep up prices in the interest
of the dealers, and also that the board
of trade has an understanding with
the manufacturers to maintain an em
bargo against imports, in the interest
of English goods.
The protectionists justify Buch a pol
icy by the argument that it guaran
tees employment for British workers
while the free traders argue that the
whole community would benefit more
by cheaper prices.
While the debate rages the strike
movement threatens to spread beyond
the ranks of the manual workers. The
Association of Railway Clerks is dis
cussing action because the government
will not recognize the station masters
and agents as a body. The postal em
ployes are arranging a meeting to put
forward a scheme for a seven-hour day
with a half holiday Saturday.
Return Dutch Ships.
Washington, D. C Dutch ships re
quisitioned by the American govern
ment during the war and now operated
by the Shipping board will be uncon
ditionally returned to Holland as rapid
ly as they reach American ports at the
conclusion of their present voyage,
This announcement was made by the
War Trade board, which has reached
an agreement on the subject with the
The Dutch ships were seized in
American ports last March 20 by order
of President Wilson, acting in the war
emergency. There were 87 of the ves
sels with an aggregate of 539,000 dead
weight tons, but several were destroy
ed by enemy action or storms while
in the service of the United States.
Under the agreement with the Dutch
ship owners, vessels destroyed were
to be replaced by money or ships at
the option ot the Dutch owners and
liberal rates for their use were al
Year's Fair Dates Fixed.
Seattle. Dates for this year's fairs
were adopted and the following of
ficers elected at the meeting here Sat
urday of the North Pacific Fair cir
cuit; George Walker, Chehalis, Wash.
president; W. C. Brown, Vancouver, H.
C, vice-president; II. C. Brown, Port
The fair schedule adopted follows:
Southwest Washington, Centralla and
Chehalis, August 18-23; Gray Harbor
county, Elma, August 25 30; Interstate,
Spokane, September 1-6; Vancouver, B.
C, exhibition, September 8-13; Walla
Walla, September 8-13; Washington
state, Yakima, September 15-20; Mult
nomah county, Gresham, Or., Septem
ber 15-20; Oregon state, Salem, Sep
tember 22-29; Provincial exhibition.
New Westminister, B. C, September
20 October 4.
Belgium Geta Big Credit
Paris. Ten billion franca have been
advanced to Belgium by Great Britain,
France and the United States, the
amount to be deducted from the first
installment of the war indemnity to be
paid by Germany, according to a
Havas dispatch from Brussels. ,
The dispatch adds that the amount
will be raised either by an Interallied
bond issue or by a government loan
having priority over all other loan.
CAROLYN MAY LEARNS SOME DISQUIETING NEWS FROM
Synopsla Her father and mother reported lost at sea when the
JJunraven, on which they had sailed for Europe, was sunk, Carolyn
May Cameron Hanna's Car'lyn Is sent from New Ybrk to her bach
elor uncle, Joseph Stagg, at the Corners. The reception given her by
her uncle is not very enthusiastic. Carolyn Is also chilled by the stern
demeanor of Aunty Rose, Uncle Joe's housekeeper. Stngg is dismayed
when he learns from a lawyer friend of his brother-in-law that Carolyn
has been left practically penniless and consigned to his cure as guardian.
Carolyn learns of the estrangement between her uncle and his one-time
sweetheart, Amanda Parlow, and the cause of the bitterness between
the two families. Prince, the mongrel dog that Carolyn brought with
her, and. the boon companion of the lonesome girl, is in disfavor with
Uncle Joe, who threatens to dispose of him, but Prince becomes a hero
and wins the approval of the Corners by routing a tramp in the net of
robbing the schooltencher. The following Sunday, while Carolyn and
her uncle, accompanied by Prince, are taking a walk In the woods they
encounter Amanda Parlow.' Prince kills a snake about to strike
Amanda, and Stagg and Amanda speak to each other for the first time
in years. . . ,
Chet Gormley Telia Some News.
It was when she came In sight of
the Parlow place on Monday after
noon, ehe and Prince, that Carolyn
May bethought her of the very best
person in the world with whom to ad
vise upon the momentous question
which so troubled her.
Who could be more interested in the
happiness of Miss Amanda than Mr.
The little girl had been going to call
on Miss Amanda. Aunty Rose had
said she might and Miss Amanda had
invited her "specially."
But the thought of taking the old
carpenter Into her confidence and ad
vising with him delayed that visit. Mr.
Parlow was busy on some piece of
cabinet work, but he nodded briskly to
the little girl when she came to the
door of the shop and looked In.
"Are you very busy, Mr. Parlow?"
she asked him after a watchful min
ute or two.
"My hands be, Car'lyn May," said
the carpenter In his dry voice.
"But I kin listen to ye and I kin
"Oh, that's nice! Did you hear
about what happened yesterday?"
"Eh?" he queried, eying her quizzi
cally. "Does anything ever happen on
"Something did on this Sunday,"
cried the little girl. "Didn't you hear
about the snake?"
"What d'ye mean snake?"
And then little Carolyn May . ex
plained. She told the story with such
earnestness that he stopped working
"Humph 1" was his grunted com
ment at the end. "Well I"
"Don't yon think that was real ex
citing?" asked Carolyn May. "And
just see how it almost brought my
Uncle Joe and your Miss Amanda to
gether. Don't you see?"
Mr. Parlow actually jumped. "What's
that you say, child?" he rasped out
grimly. "Bring Mnndy and Joe Stngg
together? Well, I guess not I"
"Oh, Mr. Parlow, don't yon think
that would be Just be-a-you-ti-ful?"
cried the little girl with a -lingering
emphasis npon the most Important
word. "Don't you see how happy they
"I don't know as anybody's per
tic'lar anxious to see that daughter of
mine and Joe Stagg friendly again.
No good would come of It."
Carolyn May looked at him sorrow
fully. Mr. Parlow had quite disap
pointed her. It was plain to be seen
that he was not the right one to ad
vise with about the matter. The little
"I really did s'pose you'd want to
see Miss Amanda happy, Mr. Parlow,"
"Happy? Bahl" snarled the old
man, setting vigorously to work again.
He acted as If be wished to eay no
more and let the little girl depart
without another word.
Carolyn May really could not under
stand it at least she could not Im
That Mr, Parlow might have a self
ish reason for desiring to keep his
daughter and Joseph Stagg apart did
not enter the little girl's mind.
After that Sunday walk, however,
Carolyn May was never so much
afraid of her uncle as before. Why,
he had even called Prince "good dog I"
Truly Mr. Joseph Stagg was being
transformed If slowly.
He could not deny to himself that,
to a certain extent, he was enjoying
the presence of bis little niece at The
Corners. If be only could decide just
what to do with the personal property
of his sister Hannah and her husband
down In the New Tork apartment
Never In his life had be been so long
deciding a question.
He had really loved Hannah. He
knew It now, did Joseph Stagg, every
time he. looked at the lovely little
child who had come to live with him
at The Corners. Why! just so had
Hannah looked when she was a little
thing. The same deep, violet eyes and
of the Corners
BY RUTH BELMORE ENDICOTT
Mr. Stagg sometimes actually found
a reflection of the cheerful figure of
"Hannah's Car'lyn" coming between
him and the big ledger over which he
spent so many of his waking hours.
- Once he looked up from the ledger
It was on a Saturday morning and
really did see the bright figure of the
little girl standing before him. It
was no dream or fancy, for old Jimmy,
the cat, suddenly shot to the topmost
shelf, squalling with wild abandon.
Prince was nosing nlong at Carolyn
"Bless me!" croaked Mr. Stagg.
"That dog of yours, Car'lyn May, will
give Jimmy a conniption fit yet. What
d'you want down here?"
Carolyn May told him. A man had
come to the house to buy a cow and
Aunty Rose had sent the little girl
down to tell Mr. Stagg to come home
and "drive his own bargain."
"Well, well," said Mr. Stngg, lock
ing the ledger In the safe, "I'll hustle
right out and tend to it. Don't see
why the man couldn't have waited till
noontime. Hey, you, Chetl Look out
for the store. Don't have any fooling.
"Oh, uncle I may I stay, too? Me
and Prince?" cried Carolyn May.
"We'll be good."
"Pshaw! Yes, If you want to," re
sponded Mr. Stagg, hurrying nway.
"My! your uncle's changln' more
and more, ain't he?" remarked Chet,
the optimistic. "He does sometimes
almost laugh, Car'lyn. I never see the
bent of It!"
"Oh, Is he?" cried the little child.
Ts he looking op more? Do you think
be is, Chetl"
'1 positively do," Chet assured her.
"And he hasn't always got his nose
in that old ledger?'
Well I wouldn't say that he nee-
lectea ousiness, nt, ma am," said the
boy honestly. "Yon see, we men have
got to think of business mostly. But
he sure Is thlnkln' of some other things
wo ya-as, inueedyr
"What things, ChetT" Carolyn Mav
asked anxiously, hoping that Uncle
Joe had shown some recovered Inter
est In Miss Amanda and that Chet had
"Why well Now, you see, there's
that house you used to live In. You
know about that?"
"What about It, Chetr the little
gin asked rather timidly.
"Weil, Mr. Stagg ain't never dono
nothin' about It He ain't sold It, nor
soia ine rurmmre, nor nothin'. You
know, Car'lyn May, your folks didn't
leave you no money."
"Ohl Didn't theyr cried Carolyn
May, greatly startled.
"No. Yon see, I heard all about It
Mr. Vlckers, the lawyer, came In h
one day and your ancle read a letter
to him out lend. I couldn't help but
hear. The letter was from another
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your concerns. I heard it all," said
the quite Innocent Chet.
"And Mr. Vickers says: 'So the child
hasn't anything of her own, Joe?'"
Chet went on. "And your uncle says :
'Not a dollar, 'cept what I might sell
that furniture for.' And he hasn't
sold It yet I know. He Just can't
make up his mind to sell them things
that was your mother's, Car'lyn May,"
added the boy, with a deeper insight
into Mr. Stagg's character than one
might have given him credit for pos
sessing. But Carolyn May had heard some
news that made her suddejily quiet
and she was glad a customer came into
store just then to draw Chet Gorm
The child had never thought before
about how the good things of life came
to her her food, clothes and lodging.
But now Chet Gormley's chattering
had given her a new ylew of the facts
of the case. There had been no money
left to spend for her needs. Uncle
Joe was Just keeping her out of
"And Prince, too," thought the little
girl, with a lump In her throat. "He
hasn't got any more home than a rab
bit! And Uncle Joe don't really like
dogs not even now.
"Oh, dear me!" pursued Carolyn
May. "It's awful hard to be an or
phan. But to be a poor orphan just
a charity one Is a whole lot worse, I
guess. I wonder if I ought to stay
with Uncle Joe and Aunty Rose and
make them so much trouble?"
The thought bit deep into the little
girl's very impressionable mind. She
wished to be alone and to think over
this really tragic thing that faced
her the ugly fact that she was a
"And you're a charity dog, Prince
Cameron," she said aloud, looking
down at the mongrel who walked se
dately beside her along the country
The little girl had loitered along the
road until it was now dinner time.
Indeed, Aunty Rose would have had
the meal on the table twenty minutes
earlier. Mr. Stagg had evidently re
mained at The Corners to sell the cow
nnd eat dinner too thus "killing two
birds with one stone."
And here Carolyn May and Prince
were at Mr. Parlow's carpenter shop,
just as the old man was taking off his
apron preparatory to going in to his
dinner. When Miss Amanda was away
nursing, the carpenter ate at a neigh
Now Miss Amanda appeared on the
"Where are you going, little girl?"
she asked, smiling.
"Home to Aunty Rose," said Carolyn
May bravely. "But I guess I'm late
"Don't you want to come In and eat
with us, Carolyn May? Your own din
ner will be cold."
Oh, mny I?" cried the little girl.
Somehow she did not feel that she
could face Uncle Joe Just now with
this new thought that Chet Gormley's
words had put into her heart. Then
she hesitated, with her hand on the
"Will there be. some scraps for
Prince?" she asked. "Or bones?"
"I believe I can find something for
Prince," Miss Amanda replied. "I owe
him more than one good dinner, 1
guess, for killing that snake. Come In
and we will see."
Carolyn May thought that Miss
Amanda, In her house dress and ruffled
apron, with sleeves turned back above
her dimpled, brown elbows, was pret
tier than ever. Her cheerful observa
tions quite enlivened Carolyn May
I think you are lovely. Miss Aman
da," she said as ehe helped wipe the
dishes after the carpenter had gone
back to the shop. "I shall always love
you. I guess that anybody who evei
did love you would keep right on doing
so till they died! They Just couldn't
"Indeed?" said the woman, lauehtaa
"And how about you, Chicken Llttlel
Aren't you universally beloved too?"
un, i don t expect so. Miss Aman
da," said the child. "I wish I was."
"Why aren't you?"
"I I Well, I guess It's Just be
cause I'm not" Carolyn May said des
perately. "You see, after all, Misa
Amanda, I'm only a charity child."
"Oh, my child!" exclaimed MIsa
Amandn. "Who told you that?" '
"I I Just heard about It" confessed
the little visitor.
"Not from Aunty Rose Kennedy T
"Oh, no, ma'am."
"Did that Did your uncle tell you
such a thing?"
"Oh, no I He's Just as good as h
can be. But of course he doesn't Uk
children. You know be doesn't And
he Just "bomlnates dogs!
Carolyn and Prince have art
other adventure. In which they
play the part of goo Samari
tan. Watch for the next Installment
sunn hair and laughing Hps-
lawyer aaa twm all about jrou ana
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