The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, March 14, 1919, Image 2

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Field Marshal Plans to
Volunteer Units.
Woman Delegate at Weimar Assembly
Goes Home to Organize Wo
men to Fight Foes.
Coblenz. Field Marshal von Hln
denburg Is planning to use volunteer
units in a drive against the Bolshevikl,
with Llbau as the haso of his opera
tions, it is indicated by Information
which hag reached American intelli
gence offices.
According to the American experts,
who in the line of their duty are keep
ing in touch with the progress of the
readjustment of the enemy's forces,
German great headquarters seems to
be following a policy of secrecy as re
gards the eastern front troop question.
This Is believed to be due to the fact
that the Bolshevikl now have a normal
military organization and so will be
able to utilize any information they
might obtain concerning their enemy.
Apparently the German headquarters
in Kolberg is directing its energies
again toward organization on the Bal
tic front in the confidence that there
is no longer any immediate occasion
for concern over the Polish front.
Field Marshal von Hlndenburg is In
The total number of volunteers on
the eastern front or about to proceed
there is estimated at nearly 100,000.
Some of the old army troops are now
on the eastern front.
Weimar, Saturday. Frau Broenner,
an authoress and publisher and a dele
gate of the German democratic party
in the national assembly, has left for
home In Koenigsburg to organize the
women of East Prussia into a border
militia against the Bolshevikl.
Frau Broenner declares her action
waB prompted by reports that a Bol
shevik force a million strong was ad
vancing toward the German frontier
and her fear that the men alone would
be unable to withstand the Bolshevik
London. One thousand persons
were killed and wounded in the fight
ing in Berlin last week, according to
an estimate of the casualties made by
the Wolff bureau, the leading news
agency of Germany.
Washington, D. C For the first
time since tho days of the famous
"clipper" ships, American merchant
craft are now plying the seven seas,
carrying products of the United States
to the farthest corners of the earth
and bringing home both essentials and
The shipping board announced Mon
day that the American merchant
marine fleet, built up under the spur
of war's necessity, now represented
nearly one-fifth of the entire sea-going
tonnage of the world and comprised
46 per cent of all ships clearing from
United States ports, as compared with
9.7 per cent before the war.
Trade routes not traversed by Amer
ican craft for more than CO years once
more are Invaded, with new routes es
tablished to China, Australia, New
Zealand, India, the Dutch East Indies,
the west coast of Africa and ports on
the Mediterranean. Ships flying tho
stars and stripes also are running reg
ularly to South America, Great Britain
and continental Europe as well as to
Canada and Mexico.
The fleet now engaged In overseas
commerce aggregates 1,961,239 gross
tons. Of this total 315,925 tons are em
ployed in trans-Pacific trade.
When the army and navy return to
the shipping board the 353 ships which
they are operating, the commercial
fleet under the American flag will be
increased by 1,783,581 gross tons with
many hundreds of thousands of tons
building or under contract.
Fire Loss Is $5,000,000.
Rio Janeiro. The damage resulting
from the fire which started early last ;
week on the Santos docks and which
is supposed to have been of Incendiary
origin, is estimated at 15,000.000. The
damage was principally to coffee and
jute. Several days previous to the
Santos dock fire the jute factory at ,
8ao Paulo was destroyed, together
with two Japanese ships loaded with
jute. The damage is estimated at j
Famine and Ravage Bolshevik
Population Centers!
London. -Starvation prevails) through
out bolshevik Hussla and Is killing off
the population by thousands. In .
ases due to under nourishment are
rampant and food Is so scarce in Pe-
trograd and Moscow that cats sell
readily for $3 each. The undertakers
cannot cope with conditions, as there
is not enough wood for coffins. The
British government recelvod theso re
ports within the last week from Brit
ish subjects recently returned from
Their evidence is unanimous that If
means aro not found to alleviate the
food situation the inhabitants of bol
shevik Itussla may starve to death.
The Britishers say tbat the plight of
Itussla Is a direct result of the reign
of anarchy and terror Instituted by
Lenine and Trotzky. They declare
that the Russian problem has become
a question of common humanity.
Thousands are dying dally in Petro
grad, Moscow, Kiev and Odessa. In
Petrograd alone the deaths from fam
ine three weeks ago numbered 200
dally. Typhoid, or "hunger typhus,"
is carrying off young and old every
where, and in Moscow glanders is epi
There is no fuel for lighting and mil
lions live in darkness after nightfall.
The troubles of the Russians are fur
ther aggravated by lack of coal and
wood, which can be obtained only by
tho very rich or by the favorites and
parasites of the bolshevik government.
There is a great lack of medicines and
The bolshevik paper money has no
value in the country districts, and the
peasants refuse to exchange it for
Warning Sent to Italy.
Washington, D. C. Italy has been
warned by the American government
that unless she puts an end to delays
In movements of relief supplies to the
newly-established Jugo-Slavic and Cze-cho-Slavic
states, steps will be taken
to cut off tho flow of American food
stuffs to Italy.
It was stated in an authoritative
quarter that the Italian government
had caused intolerable conditions by
the blockade she has imposed against
the Jugo-Slavic countries and which
operates also against the Czecho
Slavs. The blockade has not been wholly
effective, but many delays have been
caused, resulting often in holding up
supplies, the need of which was des
perate, No reply has yet been made
by the Italian government.
Editor Guilty of Libel.
Eugene James Fullerton was found
guilty in circuit court of the charge of
libel against the University of Ore
gon, its president, P. L. Campbell, and
the students. Mr. Fullerton had been
indicted by the grand jury on the
charge of libel for utterances in the
Oregon Hornet, a monthly publication
printed by him, in which he charged
that immorality was rampant on the
campus of the university and that
President Campbell condoned it.
Few Shell Shocks Fatal.
New York. Ninety-nine per cent of
all shell shock cases in the American
army in France completely recovered
according to Dr. Thomas Salmon of
New York, chief medical officer in
charge of such soldiers, who returned
on the Leviathan.
"There was less insanity in the
American army than in any of the
other allied armies," said Colonel
Poles Seek For Peace.
Posen. Several members of the in
ter-allied mission are to proceed to
Paris to inform the peaco conference
as to the exact situation existing be
tween the Poles and Ukrainians in
eastern Galicia. It Is thought probable
that the mission will propose extreme
ly severe steps in order to compel the
Ukrainians to cease hostilities.
Postal Grants Increase.
Sau Francisco The headquarters
for the Postal Telegraph company in
California, Montana, Idaho, Washing
ton, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, New Mexi
co and Nevada, which are located here,
received word Saturday of a 10 per
cent increase of employes' wages, re-
troctive to January' L About 100 are
affected in San Francisco.
Want Blockade Raised.
Basle. Tho German national assem
bly at Weimar Monday unanimously
adopted as resolution introduced by
37 women members demanding the
Immediate raising of the hunger block-
ade and repatriation of prisoners of
One hundred and forty-six bills of
tho recent legislative session, which
were left in tho handB of Governor
Wlthycombo undisposed of when he
(lieu last week, were filed In the of
fice of the secretary of state by Ches
ter A. Moore, private secretary to the
late Governor Wlthyconibe.
Open war was declared on the loyal
legion of loggers and lumbermen at
Bend last week, when the loyal tim
berworkers' union passed a resolution
declaring that membership In the four
L's would constitute an effective bar
to admission Into the union, and that
any union man joining the loyal legion
would automatically cancel his union
Twelve duys were spent In covering
a distance of 33 miles by state em
ployes who arrived Wednesday in
Bend from Elk lake, bringing with
them 640,000 freshly gathered brook
trout eggs which were immediately
taken to the new hatchery as the firBt
to be placed in the troughs at the new
Pendleton carpenters who have been
Idle since Saturday morning, when
they refused to work for less than 80
cents an hour, went back to their jobs
Wednesday morning under a tentative
agreement with their employers, pend
ing a final settlement of the question
this week. In the meantime they are
to receive the 80-cent wage.
While health authority reports in
dicate an end of its attack on humans,
influenza is fatally affecting horses of
the Hood River valley. C. D. Hoyt,
Fast Side orchardist, lost a valuable
horse last week. The animal's team
mate is thought to be fatally ill. The
horses display all symptoms by which
the disease is identified in humans.
As a result of the suspension of work
on two hulls at the McEachern and two
at the Rodgers yard at Astoria, 150
men were laid off at each plant Wed
nesday morning. The former has 350
men working on three hulls and the
latter about 200 men employed on two
hulls. Work at the Wilson yard has
not been interfered with. That plant
has 450 men working on three hulls.
Ninety per cent of the votes cast at
Wednesday's special election in Uma
tilla county favored the issuance by
the county of $1,050,000 in road bonds.
Less than 5000 votes were cast against
the proposal and only four of the 64
precincts, all small ones, returned un
favorable majorities. Several pre
cincts cast a unanimous vote for the
Lincoln county's patriotic postmast
er, J. J. Gaither, at Toledo, Oregon,
last year sold War Savings Stamps to
twenty-five people who proudly dis
play the limit button. Newport made
one of the greatest over-subscriptions
in the Liberty Bond campaign, popu
lation considered, of any town In the
state. Mr. Gaither is director of the
thrift campaign in Lincoln county this
year and his ambition is to make
Lincoln county the first division to
complete the raising of its share of
investment in the government securi
ties for payment of war bills.
The now celebrated Alleghany dog
case at Marshfield bids fair t" rival
other similar contested laws s that
have been brought to noticf cer
tain sections of the country, itlrs. W.
H. Stull obtained a verdict of $250
in justice court for killing of her two
dogs by Roscoe Bunch and T. F. Por
ter, and when the defendents appealed
to the county district court the judg
ment was affirmed. The men now de
clare they will qualify for a hearing
in the state supreme court and from
there it may go on to the higher
It has definitely been decided by
the Graves Canning company to erect
a $16,000 cannery at Woodburn. A
rousing meeting of the berry growers
in that city last Saturday added Im
petus to the project. The site has been
purchased and building will begin next
month. Many growers have contracted
acreage. It is proposed eventually to
have one of the largest canneries in
the state. This will be in addition to
the juice factory now established at
that point Both plants will consume
the products of a large number of
acres and renewed life has been given
to that section.
The question of prices for raw sal
mon to prevail in the Bering sea dis
trict is now being discussed by the
members of the fishermen's unions,
with headquarters at San Francisco.
Seven and one-quarter per cent few
er men were employed in the industri
al plants throughout Astoria during
the week ending February 26 than dur
ing the same period a month previous,
according to figures compiled by the
United States government employment
agent, J. M. Waggener.
CHAPTER XIV Continued.
"Pick him up and put him on the
sled here, boys," Mr. Stagg said. "I'll
carry Hunnah's Car'lyn myself."
The party, Including tho excited
Prince, got back to the docks without
losing any time and without further
accident. Still the chapel bell was
ringing and somebody said :
"We'd have been up a stump for
knowing the direction If it hadn't been
for that bell."
"Me, too," muttered Chet Gormley.
"That's what kep' me goln', folks
the Chapel bell. It Just seemed to be
callln' me home."
Joseph Stagg, carried his niece up
to Mrs. Gormley's little house, while
one of the men helped Chet along to
the same destination. The seamstress
met them at the door, wildly excited.
"And What do you think?" she cried.
"They took Mandy Parlow home In
Tim's hack. She was just done up,
they tell me, pullln' that chapel bell.
Did you ever hear of such a silly crit
ter just because she couldn't find the
sexton !"
"Hum! you and I both seem to be
mistaken about what constitutes silli
ness, Mrs. Gormley," grumbled the
hardware dealer. "I was for calling
your Chet silly, till I learned what he'd
done. And you'd better not call Miss
Mandy silly. The sound of the chapel
bell gave us all our bearings. Both of
'em, Chet and Miss Munuy, did their
Carolyn May was taken home In
Tim's hack, too. To her surprise, Tim
was ordered to stop at the Parlow
house and go in to ask how Miss
Amanda was.
By this time the story of her pulling
of the chapel bell rope was all over
Sunrise Cove and the hack driver was
naturally as curious as anybody. So
he willingly went into the Parlow cot
tage, bringing back word that she was
resting comfortably. Doctor Nugent
having just left her.
'An' she's one brave gal," declared
Tim. "Pitcher of George Washington I
pullin' that bell rope ain't' no baby's
Carolyn May did not altogether un
derstand what Miss Amanda had done,
but she was greatly pleased that
Uncle Joe had so plainly displayed his
Interest In the carpenter's daughter.
The next morning Carolyn May
seemed to be In good condition. In
deed, she was the only individual vi
tally Interested In the adventure who
did not pay for the exposure. Even
Prince had barked his legs being
hauled out on the Ice. Uncle Joe had
caught a bad cold In his head and suf
fered from it for some time. Miss
Amanda remained in bed for several
days. But it was poor Chet Gormley
who paid the dearest price for par
ticipation In the exciting incident. Doc
tor Nugent had hard work fighting off
Mr. Stagg surprised himself by the
Interest he took in Chet He closed
his store twice each day to call at
the Widow Gormley's house.
Mr. Stagg found himself talking with
Chet more than he ever hud before.
The boy was lonely and the man found
a spark of interest in his heart for him
that he had never previously discov
ered. He began to probe into his
young employee's thoughts, to learn
something of his outlook on life ; per
haps, even, he got some Inkling of
Chefs ambition.
That week the ice went entirely
out of the cove. Spring was at hand,
with Its muddy roads, blue skies,
sweeter airs, soft rains and a general
revivifying feeling.
Aunty Rose declared that Carolyn
May began at once to "perk up." Per
haps the cold, long winter had been
hard for the child to bear.
One day the little girl had a more
than ordinarily hard school task to
perform. Everything did not come
easy to Carolyn May, "by any manner
of means," as Aunty Rose would have
said. Composition writing was her
bane and Miss Minnie had instructed
Carolyn May's class to bring In a writ
ten exercise the next morning. The
little girl wandered over to the church
yard with her slate and pencil and
Prince, of course to try to achieve
the composition.
The windows of the minister's study
overlooked this spot and he was sit
ting at his desk while Carolyn May
was laboriously writing the words on
her slate (having learned to use a
slate), which she expected later to
copy Into her composition book.
The Rev. Afton Driggs watched her
puzzled face and laboring Angers for
some moments before calling out of
his window to her. Several sheets of
sermon paper lay before him on the
desk and perhaps he was having al
most as bard a time putting on the
paper what he desired to say as Car
olyn May was having with her writ
ing. Finally, he came to the window and
spoke to her. "Carolyn May," he said,
"what are yon writing?"
"Oh, Mr. Driggs, is that you?" said
the little girl, getting up quickly and
coming nearer. "Did you ever have to
write a composition?"
"Yes, Carolyn May, I have to wrlto
one or two each week." And he
"Oh, yes 1 So you do 1" the little girl
agreed. "You huve to write sermons.
And that must be a terribly tedious
tldng to do, for they huve to be longer
than my composition a great deal
"So it Is n composition that Is troub
ling you," the youug minister re
marked. "Yes, sir. I don't know what to
write I really don't. Miss Minnie
says for us not to try any flights of
fancy. I don't just know what those
are. But she says, write what Is in us.
Now, thut don't seem like a composi
tion," added Carolyn May doubtfully.
"What doesn't."
"Why, writing what Is in us," ex
plained the little girl, staring in a
"Carolyn May," He Said, "What Are
You Writing?"
puzzled fashion at her slate, on which
she had written several lines. "You
see, I have written down all the things
that I 'member is In me."
"For pity's sake! let me see It,
child," said the minister, quickly reach
ing down for the slate. When he
brought It to a level with his eyes he
was amazed by the following:
"In me there Is my heart, my liver,
my lungs, my verform pendlcks, my
stummick, two ginger cookies, a piece
of pepmlnt candy and my dinner."
"For pity's sake!" Mr. Driggs shut
off this explosion by a sudden cough.
"I guess It Isn't much of a compo
sition, Mr. Driggs," Carolyn May said
frankly. "But how can you make your
Inwards be pleasant reading?"
The minister was having no little
difficulty In restraining his mirth.
"Go around to the door, Carolyn
May, nnd ask Mrs. Driggs to let you
In. Perhaps I can help you In this
composition writing."
"Oh, will you, Mr. Driggs?" cried
the little girl. "That Is awful kind of
The clergyman did not seem to mind
neglecting his task for the pleasure of
i helping Carolyn May with hers. He
explained quite clearly just what Miss
Minnie meant by "writing what Is in
"Oh! It's what yon think about a
thing yourself -not what other folks
think," cried Carolyn May. "Why, I
can do that I thought it was some
thing like those physerology lessons.
Then I can write about anything I
want to, can't I?"
"I think so," replied the minister.
"I'm awfully obliged to you, Mr.
Driggs," the little girl said. "I wish
I might do something for you In re
turn." "Help me with my sermon, per
haps?" he asked, smiling.
"I would If I could, Mr. Driggs."
Carolyn May wes very earnest
"Well, now, Carolyn May, how would
you go about writing a sermon if yon
had one to write?"
"Oh, Mr. Driggs 1" exclaimed the
little girl, clasping her bands. "I know
just how Td do It"
'Ton do? Tell me how, then, my
dear," he returned, smiling. "Perhaps
you have an Inspiration for writing
sermons that I have never yet found."
"Why, Mr. Driggs, I'd try to write
every word so's to make folks that
heard It happier. That's what I'd do.
I'd make 'em look np and see the sun
shine and the sky and the moun
tains, 'way off yonder so they'd see
nothing but bright things and breathe
only good air and hear birds sing
Oh, dear me, that that is the way I'd
write a sermon."
The clergyman's face had grown
grave as he listened to her, bnt he
kissed her warmly as he thanked her
and bade her good-by. When she had
gone from the study he read again
the text written ut the top of tho first
sheet of : n muii paper. It was taken
from the book of the prophet Jere
miah. "'To write every word so's to make
folks that heurd It happier,' " he mur
mured us he crumpled the sheet of pa
per In his hand und dropped It In tho
The Awakening.
With the opening of spring and tho
close of the sledding season, work had
stopped at Adiims' camp, Rather, the
entire plant had been shipped twenty
miles deeper Into the forest mill,
buulchouse, cook shed ami w li corru-guted-lron
shacks as were worth cart
ing away.
All that was left on the site of the
busy cuiup were huge heaps of saw
dust, plies of slabs, dlscurdcd timbers
und the half-burned bricks Into which
hud been built the portable boiler and
And old Judy Muson. She was not
considered worth moving to the new
site of the camp. She was bedridden
with rheumatism. This was the report
Tim, the hackmuu, hud brought In.
The old woman's hushund hud gone
with the outfit to the new cump, for he
could not ullord to give up his work.
Judy hud not been so had when the
camp was broken up, but when Tim
went over for a load of slubs for
summer tlrewood, he discovered her
quite helpless in her bunk and almost
starving. The rheumatic attack bad
become serious.
Amanda Parlow had at once ridden
over with Doctor Nugent
"How brave and helpful it is of Miss
Amanda !" Carolyn May cried. "Dear
me, when I grow up I hope I can be a
gradjerute uurse like Miss Mundy."
"I reckon that's some spell ahead,"
chuckled Mr. Parlow, to whom she
said this when he picked her up for a
drive after taking his daughter to the
'Mr Parlow," the girl ventured after
a time, "don't you think now that Miss
Amanda ought to be hnppy?"
'Happy!" exclaimed the carpenter,
startled, "What about, child?"
'Why, about everything. Yon know,
once I asked you about her being hap
py, and and you didn't seem fa-
v'rable. You said 'Bahl'"
The old man made no reply for n
minute and Carolyn May had the pa
tience to wait for her suggestion to
"sink In." Finally he said:
"I dunno but you're right, Car'lyn
May. Not that It matters much, I
guess, whether a body's happy or not
In this world," he added grudgingly.
"Oh, yes, It does, Mr. Parlow I It
matters a great deal, I am sure to
us nnd to other people. If we're not
happy Inside of us, how can we be
cheerful outside, and so make other
people happy? And that is what J
mean about Miss Amanda."
"What about Mandy?"
"She Isn't hnppy," sighed CarolyD
May. "Not really. She's just as good
as good can be. She is always doing
for folks and helping. But she can't
be real happy."
"Why not?" growled Mr. Parlow, his
face turned away.
"Why 'cause Well, you know,
Mr. Parlow, she can't be happy as long
as she and my Uncle Joe are mad at
each other."
Mr. Parlow uttered another grunt,
but the child went bravely on.
"You know very well that's so. And
I don't know what to do about It It
Just seems too awful that they should
hardly speak, and yet be so fond of
each other deep down."
"How d'you know they're so fond ol
each other deep down?" Mr. Parlow
"I know my Uncle Joe likes Miss
'Mandy, 'cause he always speaks so
so respectful of her. And I can see
she likes him, in her eyes," replied the
"I Know My Uncle Joe Likes Miss
observant Caroiyn May. "Oh, yes, Mr.
Parlow, they ought to be happy again,
and we ought to make 'em so."
"Huh! Who ought to?"
"You and me. We ought to find some
way of doing it Vm sure we can. It
we just think hard about it."
"Huh I" grunted the carpenter again.
turning (jnerry into the dooryard.
"Huh r
This was not a very encouraging re
sponse Yet he did think of it The
little girl had started a train of
thought, in Mr. Parlow's mind that he
could not sidetrack.
It doesn't take much to convince a
a man that be needs a rest.