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Things Worth Knowing.
The strike of the official and pro
fessional classes at Dusseldorf is end
ed, the spartacans having conceded
most of the points demanded, says a
Enlistments in the navy during the
week ending February 6 totalled 1637,
the highest weekly figure since vol
untary enlistments were resumed
early in December. "
The eye trouble with which Vis
count Grey, former British secretary
of state for foreign affairs, has been
afflicted for years has culminated in
total blindness, says the London Dally
The all-Ireland labor conference,
, held In Dublin on Saturday, adopted a
programme calling for a 44-hour week
and an increase of 150 per cent in
wages over pre-war rates with a mini
mum of BO shillings per week.
The house agriculture committee
has approved an amendment to the
government guaranteed wheat price
bill making the measure effective un
til Octo'ber 31, 1919, Instead of Decem
ber 31, 1919, as originally provided.
Reports to the federal employment
service show that xgquests from em
ployers for female help have decreased
48 per cent since the signing of the
armistice, while registrations by wo
men for employment jave decreased
only 12 per cent.
Approximately 12,000 men are idle
in Butte and the city is virtually under
the control of the military, due to the
strike of members of the Butte Metal
Miners' union (independent) and of
the Metal Mine Workers' Industrial
union No. 800 of the Industrial Work
ers of the World.
Senator Borah of Idaho gave notice
in the senate Monday that he would
seek to have the rules set aside in
or ier to add to the rivers and harbors
bill when it Is called up an amend
ment appropriating $50,000,000 for the
resumption of work on reclamation
projects in western states, suspended
during the war.
By a margin of one vote equal suf
frage met its furth defeat Monday In
the senate. No further action at this
session is now possible, but advocates
announced that Ihe now nearly half a
century-old canlpalgn for the submls
sion of the Susan B. Anthony amend
ment to the states would be renewed
when the 66th congress convened.
Sixty-five members of the National
Woman's party were arrested in
Washington Sunday night by civil and
military police after they had burned
President Wilson In effigy in front of
the white house as a protest against
the threatened defeat of the equal
suffrage resolution In the senate. Sev
eral thousand persons watched the
demonstration, but there was little
Premier Venlzelos of Greece called
upon Premier Orlando of Italy in Paris
recently, and the two men conversed
concerning the claims of their respec
tive nations to Albania.
Commandants of all army camps and
posts have been instructed by General
March to prevent the sale or dollvory
of uniforms by civilian tailors to of
ficers and men of the army to be dis
The labor situation in Papeete, Is
land of Tahiti, is acute as a conse
quence of the recent epidemic of Span
ish Influenza, as it Is estimated that
fully 60 per cent of the able-bodied la
borers died of the disease.
Count Karolyl, president of Hun
gary, has informed his cabinet that the
division of lands shall commence as
soon as the laud reform act is pub
lished, according to a dispatch from
The Western Fruit Jobbers' associa
tion, at lta 15th annual meeting In
Chicago, Saturday, adopted resolutions
condemning the service of the Ameri
can Hallway Express company, oper
ating under federal control.
Twenty buildings in the heart of the
Fairbanks, Alaska, business district
hare been destroyed by a fire which
started early Friday. In an effort to
save the federal buildings and the
first national bank, firemen tore down
State Capitol. After a stormy ses
sion Monday, the senate roads com
mittee agreed to start wrangling over
the patented pavement bills Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Meanwhile, in the house, the $10,
000,000 bond bill was being studied by
the members. A number of features
connected with the measure are of im
portance to all citizens of the state.
An outline of the bond bill Is set
Of the total bond issue, J7.500.000 is
particularly designated for certain
primary trdnk roads. When this
money is exhausted, Oregon will have
713 miles of hard-surfaced pavement
distributed thus: Astoria to The
Dalles, 192 miles; Portland to the Cal
ifornia line, 354 miles; Portland to
Junction City on the west side, 112
miles; Hillsboro loop, 49 miles. This
does not take into account five miles
paved in Umatilla county nor 12.5
miles to be laid this year in Coos
county. The foregoing gives an idea
of what will be done for the Pacific
and Columbia river highways.
Out of the bond issue $2,500,000 is
set aside for other roads. This sum
will be swelled by the receipts from
gasoline tax, millage and surplus li
cense money, so that the state high
way commission will have a comfort
able bank account with which to . im
prove the "other roads." These "oth
er roads" are in the system already
adopted and they penetrate most of
Out of the $2,500,000 and such other
sums, the commission intends building
highways to the coast. Included are
the roads from Roseburg out to Coos
Bay; from Eugene part way to Flor
ence; from Corvallis to Toledo and
from McMlnnvllle to Tillamook; the
coastal road first unit from Seaside,
via Elk Creek and Cannon Beach to
In the interior, the plan designs im
provement of the central Oregon high
way, which is from Klamath Falls to
Bend and from Bend to The Dalles;
another projected road is from On
tario to Burns and thence to Bend.
In the south there is the Ashland to
Klamath Falls and to Lakeview road,
and there is also the Mackenzie Pass
route.- The Mount Hood loop has been
In the program for a couple of years,
the commission having already set
aside $24,000 to match a similar sum
from the government to be used this
year on the zig-zag section, which is
12 miles long. The state money for
this loop comes from the Bean-Barrett
Supplementing the $2,500,000 to de
velop this road program will be post
road and forestry money. Various
counties are expected to co-operate
freely. A large part of the success
and speed in executing this gigantic
plan is dependent on the assistance
contributed by counties. There has
been no blare of trumpets by the com
mission, but this is the work mapped
out for the coming three years. Cin
ders, macadam and gravel will be
used, for it Is not the purpose to hard
surface all this mileage. A little mon
ey may be left for other market and
post-roads now on the state highway
The consolidation program is dead,
for the 1919 legislative session at
least. The department of agriculture
bill, father of all the measures and
pet of the joint consolidation commit
tee, was knifed to the heart and bur
led deep in the house at a session
which extended Into the early evening
last .Friday, and its obsequies were
held under a forensic barrage, One
by one, it is understood, what other
consolidation bills emerge from the
committee will be sent quietly to the
guillotine to end the consolidation
agony for this biennium.
A bill by Mrs. Alexander Thompson
providing for the establishment of a
minimum wage ot $75 a month for
teachers of the state passed the house
last Friday, Representatives Chllds
aud Crawford voting against It Mrs.
Thompson presented a statement
showing that living expenses for
teachers had increased all out ot
bounds as compared with increases
Tillamook county, through State
Senator Hundley, has offered to the
state highway commission a $475,000
fund for the construction of the first
link ot a coast highway, providing that
the highway commission will match
the fund, dollar for dollar.
Representative Richards' bill pro
viding for making the Portland school
clerk elective and reducing his salary
to $3600 a year was burled under an
avalanche of negative votes in the
house Monday morning. Only Home,
Richards, Smith ot Multnomah county,
Lewis and Westerlund voted for the
bill. Representative Coffey, in attack
ing the measure, again intimated that
it was actuated by some sort ot per
tonal animus against the present
CALL OFF STRIKE
Mission of Walkout Declared to
Have Been Fulfilled. ,
A. M. MONDAY, DATE
Controversy Over Shipyard Wage
Scale in No Way Affected by
,, Sunday's Action,
Tacoma, Wash. The general strike
in Tacoma ended at 8 o'clock Monday
morning. 'It was officially called off
shortly before 5 o'clock Sunday by the
general strike committee.
The resolution given out by the com
"We of the organization committee
of the general strike committee, as
sembled this, the ninth day of Febru
ary, 1919, recommend that the follow
ing resolution be passed:
" 'Whereas,, the general strike has
fulfilled its mission in showing the
solidarity of labor, to show the em
ployer of labor that the worker will,
if necessary, use the general strike,
now therefore, be it,
'Resolved, that each of the crafts
or individuals who are not affiliated
with the Metal Trades, return to work
at 8 A. M., February 10, 1919. Thaf if
any craft or individual is discriminat
ed against, we, the general strike com
mittee, will take such action as will
put them back on the job.'
"Passed by the general strike com
mittee this 9th day of February, 1919.
"General Strike Committee,
"C. W. Bryan, Secretary.'
The demise of the general strike
does not affect the Metal Trades
Council's controversy with the Emer
gency Fleet Corporation over the ship
yard wage scale. The shipbuilders
will await the action of the Puget
Sound council in which they are af
filiated with Seattle and Everett
workers in their crafts.
The calling off of the general strike
makes It unnecessary for the long
shoremen or other organizations to
take further votes either in walking
out or staying out in sympathy with
the metal trades.
Seattle. Formal statements issued
Sunday night by Mayor Ole Hanson
and a citizens' committee represent
ing 37 civic, patriotic and business or
ganizations asserted that the back
bone of Seattle's general strike ot 55,-
000 workers, now In its fourth day,
had been effectually broken.
Almost simultaneously it was an
nounced that the barbers had voted
to return to work and that several
other labor unions were meeting to
consider similar action.
"All city and public utilities are
operating 100 per cent," the mayor'i
statement said. "All streetcars are
running. Gas, light, water, power,
garbage collections, hospitals, etc., are
functioning. All schools and theaters
will open. Seattle, a loyal city, has
responded nobly in this emergency.
"The revolution has failed. The at
tempt to establish a soviet govern
ment and control and operate ail en
terprises and industries has collapsed
The government should now arrest,
try and punish all leaders in this con
spiracy. No sklm-mllk policy should
Troops Block Agitation.
Everett, Wash. Arrival of company
D, first regiment, with a machine-gun
detachment and two guns under com
mand ot Major A. R. Emery here Sun
day, quickly terminated any plans
that might have been made for a dem
onstration by labor agitators in sym
pathy with the Seattle strikers.
The regular infantrymen were or
dered by Major-General John Morri
son, who arrived in Seattle Saturday,
o command federal troops there and
at Tacoma during the general strike
emergency in those two cities.
Tacoma. Advocacy of labor taking
possession ot the industries of the
country and a warning that bloodshed
can be .expected it any other than law
'ul methods were resorted to appeared
n the meeting ot the "soldiers', sail
ors' and worklngmen's council" Hun
day, which 2500 men and women at
tended. Nine of the ten speakers
were from Seattle. Max Eastman, edl
tor Ot the Liberator, will speak before
he council next Sunday, it waa an
CAROLYN AND PRINCE HAVE
- BRINGS THEM
Synopsis. Her father and mother reported lost at sea when the
Ditnraven, on which they had sailed for Europe, was sunk, Carolyn
May Cameron Hanna's Car'lyn Is sent from New York to her bach
elor uncle, Joseph Stagg, at the Corners. The reception given her by
Jier uncle is not very enthusiastic. Carolyn is also chilled by the stern
demeanor of Aunty Rose, Uncle Joe's housekeeper. Stagg 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 care 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 act of
robbing the schoolteacher. 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. Carolyn is dismayed when she learns from Chet Gormley, her
uncle's clerk, that she was left practically penniless and is a "charity"
CHAPTER VIII Continued.
"So, you see," added the child, "I am
charity. I'm not like other girls that s
got papas and mammas. 'Course I
knowed that before, but It didn't
seem seem so hard as it does now,"
she confessed with a sob.
"My dear! my dear!" cried Miss
Amanda, dropping on her knees beside
the little girl, "don't talk sol I know
your uncle must love you."
"Oh, Miss Mandyl" gasped Carolyn
May, "don't you s'pose he loves other
folks, too? You know folks he'd be
gun to love ever so long ago?"
The woman's smooth cheeks burned
suddenly and she stood up.
"I'm 'most sure he'd never stop lov
ing a person if he'd once begun to
love 'em," said Carolyn May, with a
high opinion of the faithfulness of
Uncle Joe's character.
"Do you want to know if your Uncle
Joe loves you?" she asked Carolyn
May at last. "Do you?"
"Oh, I do!" cried the little girt. .
"Then ask him," advised Miss
Amanda. "That's the only way to do
with Joe Stagg, if you want to get
at the truth. Out with it, square, and
"I will do it," Carolyn May said se
riously. After the child had gone the woman
went back into the little cottage and
her countenance did not wear the fare
well smile that Carolyn May had
looked back to see.
Gripping at her heart was the old
pain she had suffered years before and
the conflict that had seared her mind
so long ago was roused again.
"Oh, Joel Oh, Joel How could
you?7 she moaned, rocking herself to
and fro. "How could you?"
That very night the first snow flurry
of "the season drove against the west
window panes of the big kitchen at the
Stagg homestead. It was at supper
"I declare for't," said Mr. Stagg, "I
guess winter's onto us, Aunty Rose."
This snow did not amount to much ;
It was little more than a hoar frost, as
Mr. Stagg suld. This might be, how
ever, the last chance for a Sunday
walk in the woods for some time "and
Carolyn May did not propose to miss
On this day she earnestly desired
to get him off by himself, for her
heart was filled with a great purpose.
She felt that they must come to an
On this particular occasion Uncle
Joe sut down upon the log by the
brook where Miss Amanda had once
sat. Carolyn May stood before him.
"Am I just a charity orphan? Didn't
my papa leave any money a-tall for
me? Did you take me just out ot
' "Bless me!" gasped the hardware
"I I wish you'd answer me, Uncle
Joe," went on Carolyn May with a
brave effort to keep from crying.
Joseph Stagg was too blunt a per
son to see his way to dodging the
"Hum! Well, I'll tell you, Car'lyn
May. There isn't much left, and that's
a fact It isn't your father's fault, He
thought there was plenty. But a busi
ness he Invested in got into bad hands
and the little nest egg he'd laid up for
his family was lost"
'Then then I am Just charity. And
so's Prince," whispered Carolyn May.
"I I s'pose we could go to the poor
house. Prince and me ; but they mayn't
like dogs there. You're real nice to
me, Uncle Joe; but Prince and me
we really are a nuisance to yon."
The man stared at her for a moment
in silence, but the flush that dyed his
cheeks was a flush of shame.
"Don't yon like it any more here
with Aunty Rose and and me?" he
"Oh, yes! Only only, Uncle Joe, I
don't want to stay, if we're nuisance.
Prince and me. I don't want to stay, If
yon don't lore me,"
' CQPYTUOHT -1 9 1 0 - 1TC
ANOTHER ADVENTURE WHICH
Joseph Stagg had become quite ex
"Bless me!" he finally cried once
more. "How do you know I don't love
you, Carolyn May?"
"Why why But, Uncle Joe! how
do I know you do love me?" demanded
the little girl. "You never told me so I"
The startled man sank upon the log
"Well, maybe that's so," he mur
mured. "I s'pose it Isn't my way to be
very very softlike. But listen here,
"I ain't likely to tell you very fre
quently how much I I think of you,
Ahem ! But you'd better stop worrying
about such things as money and the
like. What I've got comes pretty near
belonging to you. Anyway, unless
have to go to the poorhouse myself,
reckon you needn't worry about going,"
and he coughed again dryly.
"As far as loving you Well, I'll
admit, under cross-examination, that I
"Dear Uncle Joel" she sighed ecs
tatically. "I don't mind If I am charity.
If you love me, it takes all the sting
out And I'll help to make you happy,
A Find In the Drifts.
Before the week was over, winter
had come to Sunrise Cove and The
Corners in earnest. Snow fell and
drifted, until there was scarcely any
thing to be seen one morning when
Carolyn May awoke and looked out of
her bedroom windows but a white,
This was more snow than the little
girl bad ever seen in New York. She
came down to breakfast very much ex
cited. Uncle Joe had shoveled off the porch
and steps, and Prince had beaten his
own dooryard in the snow In front of
his house. For be had a house of his
own, now a roomy, warm one built
by Mr. Parlow.
It must be confessed that although
Uncle Joe paldfor the building of his
doghouse, it never would have been
built by Jedldiah Parlow had It not
been for Carolyn May,
At .noon Uncle Joe came home, drag
ging a sled a big roomy one, glisten
ing with red paint. Just the nicest
sled Carolyn May had ever seen, and
one of the best the hardware dealer
carried in stock.
"Oh, my, that's lovely!" breathed
the little girl in awed delight Thatjs
ever so much better than any sled I
ever had before. And Prince could
draw me jan it, If I only had a harness
for him. He used to drag me 1A the
park. Of course, if he saw a cat I had
to get off and hold him."
Mr. Stagg, once started upon the
path of good deeds, seemed to like it
At night he brought home certain
straps and rivets, and In the kitchen,
much to Aunty Rose's amazement he
fitted Prince to a harness which the
next day Carolyn May used on the dog,
and Prince drew her very nicely along
the beaten paths.
By Saturday the roads were in splen
did condition for sleighing.
So Carolyn May went sledding.
Out of sight of the houses grouped
at The Corners the road to town
seemed as lonely as though it were a
veritable wilderness. Here and there
the drifts had piled six feet deep, for
the wind had a free aweep across the
"Now, there's somebody coming," j
said Carolyn May, seeing a moving ob
ject ahead between the clouds of drift
ing snow spray. "Is It a sleigh, Prlncey,
or just a man?"
She lost sight ot the object, then I
sighted it again.
."It must be man. It can't be
The strange object bad disappeared
It was just at the place where the
spring spouted oat of the rocky hillside
and trickled across the road. There
was a sort of natural watering trough
here In the rock where the horses
stopped to drink. The dog drew the
little girl closer to the spot.
"Where has that man gone to? If It
was a man."
Prince stopped suddenly and whined
and then looked around at his mistress,
ss though to say: "See there!"
Carolyn May tumbled off the sled
in a hurry. When she did so sue
slipped on a patch of snow-covered ice
and fell. But she was not hurt.
"There ! that's where the water runs
across the road, it s an slippery
It was the sleeve of a man's rough
coat thrust out of the snowbank that -brought
this last cry to the child's Hps.
"Oh, oh! It's a man!" burst from
Carolyn May's trembling lips. "How
cold he must be !"
She plumped down on her knees and
began brushing the snow away. She
uncovered his shoulder. She took hold
of this with her mlttened hands and
tried to shake the prone figure.
Oh, do wake up 1 Please wake up P
she cried, digging away the snow as
fast as possible.
A shaggy head was revealed, with an
old cap pulled down tightly over the
ears. The man moved again and grunt
ed something.' He half turned over.
and there was blood upon the snow,
and a great frosted cake of It on the
side of his face.
Carolyn May was dreadfully fright
ened. The mans' head was cut and the .
blood was smeared over the front of
his Jacket. Now she could see a pud
dle of it, right where he had fallen on
the Ice just as she had fallen herself.
Only, he had struck his head on a rock
and cut himself.
"You poor thing!" murmured Caro
lyn May. "Oh, you mustn't He here!
You must get up! You'll you'll be
"Easy, mate," muttered the ma.
"I ain't jest right in my top-hamper, I
reckon. Hold hard, matey."
He tried to get up. He rose to his
knees, but pitched forward again.
Carolyn May was not afraid ot him
now only troubled. ,
"I'll take you to Miss Amanda's,1
cried the little girl, pulling at his coat .
Lagain. "She's a nurse, and she'll know
JUHl WI1UI lu uu 1U1 jruu. vjuuic, Kimvg
and I will take you."
then she guided the half-blinded
man to the sled, on which he managed
to drop himself.
Prince pulled, and Carolyn May pull
ed, and together they got the sled, with
W sr. J'
"If You Love Me It Takes All the Sting
the old sailor upon it to the Parlofl
Mr. Parlow slid back the front door
of his shop to stare in wonder at the
"For the great land of Jehoshaphat 1"
he croaked. "Car'lyn May 1 what yofl
"Ob, Mr. Parlow, do come and help
us quick 1" gasped the little girl. "My
friend has had a dreadful bad fall."
"Your friend?" repeated the carpen
ter. "I declare, it's that tramp that
went by here Just now !"
Mr. Parlow made a clucktng-nolse la
his throat when ho saw the blood.
"Guess you're right, Car'lyn May,"
he admitted. "Call Mandy. She must
see this." -
Miss Amanda's attention had already
been attracted to the strange arrival.
She ran out and helped her father raise
the Injured man from the sled. To
gether they led him into the cottage.
He was not at all a bad-looking man,
although his clothing was rough aud
Miss Amanda brought warm water
and bathed the wound, removing the
congealed blood from his face and
When the last bandage was adjusted
and the injured man's eyes were closed.
Mr. Parlow offered him a wine-glass
of a home-made cordial. The sailor
gulped It down, and the color began to
return to his cheeks.
"Where was you goln", anyway?" de
manded the carpenter.
"Lookln" for a Job, mate," said the
sailor. There'a them In town that
tells me I'd find work at Adams' camp."
"Ha! didn't tell you 'twas ten mile
away from here, did they?"
Miss Amanda gets some sur
prising Information from the eld
sailor and ehe, In turn, gives
Joseph 8tagg a shock. Read
about hew it happened In the
(TO BH CONTINUED.)
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