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FLEET IN HAH
Red Flag Hoisted as Order fo
CREWS FIRED UPON
All Capital Ships But One Are Sent
to Bottom. Act Ii Declared
London. The Gorman officers and
Bailors forming the complements of the
German ships interned at Scapa Flow
sank most of their fleet Saturday. All
the big ships, the battleships and battle
cruisers, except tho Baden, and nu
nierous smaller craft were sunk, while
others went ashore In a half-sunken
Eighteen destroyers were beached by
tugs, four remained afloat, while the
remalndor went under. The wholesale
sinking of the German ships which
wcro surrendered under the terms of
the armistice, was carefully arranged
by officers aud crews. All explosives
had been removed and therefore the
only means of destroying the fleet was
by opening the seacocks. The ships
went down slowly, with the German
flag, which the crews had hoisted,
showing at the most heads.
The crews, composed entirely of Ger
mans, under the terms of the armistice
which did not permit of British guards
aboard, took to the boats when the ves
sels began to settle. While making for
the shore the boats were challenged
and called upon to surrender. Some of
them ignored the Bummons and were
fired upon, a few casualties resulting.
The stroke apparently was an entire
surprlso and the first news reached
London through a correspondent, who
was. Informed by farmers in the neigh
borhood that they had seen the Gorman
ships sinking with their flags aloft.
The admlrality at first denied the re
port, but later confirmed it and issued
an official statement. The German offi
cers and crews have been mado prison
ers. None of the officials would offer
an opinion as to how they are to be
FINAL NOTE BRIEF. BITTER
CTflTf TVTTTTT TC?
f IN BRIEF.
German Hay Treaty Is Unjust But
Will Sign Terms.
Purls. In declaring Its intention to
tccept and sign the peace terms the
government of the German republic
tent the following note Monday to M
wiemenceau, president of the peace
lonference, through Dr. Ilanlul von
"The minister of foreign affairs has
instructed me to communicate to your
excellency the following:
'It appears to the government of
the Gorman republic, in consternation
at the last communication of the allied
and associated governments, that these
governments have decided to wrest
from Germany by force acceptance of
the peace conditions, even those,
which, without presenting any material
significance, aim at divesting the Ger
man people of their honor.
" 'No act of violence can touch the
honor of the German people. The Ger-
man people, after frightful suffering
in these last years, have no means of
efendlng themselves by external ac-
'Yielding to superior force, and
without renouncing In the meantime
its own view of the unheard-of Injus
tice of the peace conditions, the gov
ernmont of the German republic de
clares that it is ready to accept and
ign the peace conditions imposed,
"Please accept, Mr. President, assur
ances of my high consideration.
(Signed.) "VON HAIMHAUSEN.'
The German note accepting the
allied peace conditions without reser
vation made only one typewritten
SHORTER WEEK FOR
LABOR IS PLEDGED
OVER TO MILITARY
Winnipeg. Winnipeg, strike-torn
Blnce May 15, is now under martial
law. After fighting Saturday after
noon between thousands of strikers and
the city and provincial police, in which
one man was killed, another Injured
probably fatally, and more than a score
hurt, Mayor Charles F. Gray formally
turned over the city to the possession
of the military forces.
General H. I). H. Kotchen announced
that he has taken full charge of the
situation. At 7 o'clock rioting had
ceased and the victims of the fighting
were In hospitals. Scores of alleged
rioters are In custody.
Armored cars are now in position In
front of the city hall. The situation Is
believed to be under control.
Three incidents in quick succession
in nild-aftemoon precipitated the most
turbulent scenes In the history of Win
nipeg. Soveral thousand strikers and
strike sympathizers, including some re
turned soldiers, were participating in
a "silent" parade. A street car at
tempted to get through the crowd on
Main street. Some of the paraders be
came openly hostile and when mounted
police came down the Btreet to clear
the thoroughfare the parade quickly
was turned into a rioting mob.
It was announced that 300 alleged
rioters are In the police cells.
The street car service, in part, re
sumed during the past three days, au
Atlantic City, N. J. The American
Federation of Labor, at the closing
session Monday of its annual con
vention, pledged itself to obtain a
general 44-hour week for workers in
all crafts throughout the United States
and for employes in the government
The demand was based on a deter
mination to prevent unemployment,
which the delegates declared is one of
the two primary causes of industrial
unrest. The other cause is the
crossed purchasing power of the dollar.
Manuracturers and employers were
urged "to bridge the gap" and increase
wages "without any controversy.'
Samuel Gompers, president of the
federation, was greeted with a roar
cheers when he announced three
the four great brotherhoods, the engi
neers, conductors and trainmen, had
applied for charters in the federation
The fourth brotherhood, the firemen
lie said, was considering a similar
application. If the firemen decide to
affiliate the ranks of the federation
will be increased by 500,000 men.
Six out of seven school districts In
Washington county voted, 227 to 117,
to build tho first union high school
in that county in Bunks.
Voters of Bend will be called on to
cast their ballots In a special election
June 28, to vote on the proposed $51,000
city budget, tho city council decided
recently. Tho budget represents the
largest estimate of expenses ever pro
Wayne Jackson, 21, was drowned
Wednesday when tho car which he was
driving was thrown into Little Nes-
tucca river after striking loose broken
planks in the road north of the draw
bridge across the river In ihe southern
part of Tillamook county.
A county organization for the pro
motion of the pure-bred dairy stock in
dustry Is being planned by the direct
ors of the Lane County Fair associa
tion in connection with the fair. The
question was raised at a meeting of
the fulr board Friday night. Details
will be worked out later.
British Soldiers Rebel.
London. The mutinous conduct of
troops at Sutton camp, Surrey, which
has been growing for the past ten days,
culminated today In the formation of
a committee by the men and their re
fusal to salute or to obey orders. This
morning two battalions of troops were
sent to the camp in light fighting trim
and with a machine gun. The troops
arrested 400 men, among them the ring
leaders, and dispatched 1800 other men
to camps at Dover and Canterbury.
Warship to Quell Natives.
Juneau, Alaska. Submarine chaser
No. 310 was ordered by Governor
Thomas Riggs to the vicinity of Vuka
tat village to quell a reported native
uprising there Sunday. The governor
also ordered the gunboat Vicksburg to
Kodiak and Port Althrop, where can
nerymen are striking and where re
ports of alleged bolshevikl activities
had been made. -
SEARCH OF HOMES
FOR LIQUOR BARRED
Washington, D. C The provision of
the prohibition enforcement bill per
mitting search of private homes for
contraband liquor when the warrants
was sworn to "by at least two credita
ble persons" was stricken out Mon
day by the house Judiciary committee
The system of search as provided in
the espionage act was substituted,
Under provisions of the enforcement
act, tentatively modified In committee,
transportation of Intoxicating liquors
in automobiles, aircraft or other vehl
cies wouia prove an expensive un
dertaking if the owner is caught. As
the bill originally stood, it stipulated
that the vehicle Bhould be sold at pub
lie auction and the diference between
the selling price and the amount of the
fines and the costs should be refunded
to the owner.
Tho committee changed the provi
sion to provide that any surplus which
might remain after the fines and costs
wore paid should be given to the state.
Drugs Taken From Boat.
beattle. Federal customs officers,
It became known Monday, while
searching the Blue Funnel liner Cy
clops Saturday found opium and co
caine said to be worth over $200,000,
The liner arrived here Saturday from
the orient. Efforts were being mado
to find the smugglers who attempted
to bring the drugs Into this country.
Officers said the seizure was the larg
est of its kind ever made in the United
Officials Are Indicted.
Chicago. Fourteen election offici
als, one of them a woman Judge of
election, were indicted Tuesday for al
leged frauds In counting the vote In
two wards at the election last November.
The big packing plant of the D. E.
Nebcrgall Meat company at Albany,
which was destroyed by fire Sunday,
will be rebuilt at once. Before the
ruins had stopped smouldering offi
cials of the company said they would
rebuild and they are now going ahead
with plans for Immediate reconstruction.
Hood River county roads were never
better, is the declaration of County
Judge L. N. Blowers, who, with County
Roadmaster W. L. Nichols and Com
missioner F. H. Blackman, motored to
the Upper East Fork last week to In
spect a steel bridge Just placed there
on the trunkllne highway to Mount
Plans for a new flouring mill to be
operated by the Portland flouring mills
were filed last week with City Building
Inspector Plummer by the Hurley
Mason Construction company. The
estimated cost of the new structure is
$60,000 and it will be erected at the
foot of Skldmore street in the north
east section of the city.
Reversal of the conviction of William
Moss, wealthy Harney county cattle
man, on a charge of cattle stealing was
ordered by the supreme court last week
In an opinion handed down by Justice
Bennett. The court held that the con
viction of Moss was not warranted by
the evidence produced at his prosecution.
Shooting of fireworks, including fire
crackers, torpedoes, Roman rockets,
etc., will be prohibited within the busi
ness district by the mayor of Dallas
during the Fourth of July celebration.
The mayor has the support of -the en
tire council and extra policemen will
be employed to see that the order Is
The Son of
By EDGAR RICE
Copyright by Frank A. MunwyCo.
The claim is made in Marshfield by
fishermen that the low prices are driv
ing away men who bring halibut, salm
on, ling and other deep-sea fish Into
that port to other points. This is de
nied by Charles Feller, who buys the
catches, and he states his prices are
equal to those paid in other places,
according to comparative transporta
A meeting of the guarantors of the
Dallas Chautauqua was held recently
with President Oscar Hayter presiding.
Plans for selling season tickets were
adopted. The Ellison-White Chautau
qua company promise that this year's
programme will be the best ever pre
sented to the people of this locality,
several of the speakers being of nation-wide
The Standard Oil company recently
announced the purchase of a block In
the St. Helens outskirts where it will
construct a $20,000 distributing station.
On a trip to Inspect the ranches of
central Oregon in search of evidence
of wheat rust Godfrey Horner of the
bureau of plant industry, Washington,
D. C, was in Bend Thursday. Practi
cally no traces of rust were found.
Harvest will start In Umatilla coun
ty Immediately after the Fourth of
July. In the west and northwest sec
tions of the county grain is already
far advanced. While farmers are still
anxious for rain, prospects are good
for a fine crop. In the reservation sec
tion, where the heavy producing land
lies, there has been no damage. Cool
Ights and days recently have Im
proved conditions much. Farmers are
informed that they will .receive 4
cents premium on sacked grain.
As a further step In securing a large
public dock for Coos bay a resolution
as adopted at a session of the port
commission of Coos bay recently de-
Jaring that the port should purchase
public dock site and erect on It a
dock adequate for handling cargo ship
ments of lumber and other products
from this district Offers on a num
ber of sites have already been sub
mitted to the port commission, but
final action to purchase has been de
ferred until the next meeting of the
CHAPTER IX Continued,
At the same instant the flops of the
tent opened silently and a tall white
man stood In the aperture. Neither
Mcriem or Malblhn saw the newcom
er. The letter's back was toward him,
while his body hid the stranger from
Meriem s eye.
He crossed the tent quickly, step
ping over Jenssen's body. The first
Intimation Mnlblhn had was a heavy
hand upon his shoulder.
Ho wheeled, to fuce an utter stran
ger, a tall, black haired, gray eyed
Stranger, clad in khaki and pith hel
met. juulDinn readied for his gun
again, but another hand had been
quicker than his, and he saw the
weapon tossed to the ground at the
side of the tent out of reach.
"What Is the meaning of this?" The
stranger addressed his question to
Meriem in a tongue she did not under
stand. She shook her head and spoke
In Arabic. Instantly the man changed
his question to that language.
"inese men are taking me away
from Korak," panted the girl. "This
one would have harmed me. The oth
er, who he has Just killed, tried to stop
him. They were both very bad men,
but this one is the worse. If my Korak
were here he would kill him. I sup
pose you are like them, so you will not
The stranger smiled. "He deserves
killing," he said. "There is no doubt
of that. Once I should have killed him,
but now not. I will see, though, that
he does not bother you any more."
He was holding Malblhn in a grasp
the giant Swede could not break,
though he struggled to do so, and he
was holding him as easily as Mulbihn
might have held a little child, yet Mal
blhn was a huge man, mightily thewed.
The Swede began to rage and curse.
He struck at his captor, only to be
twisted about and held at arm's length.
Then he shouted to his boys to come
and kill the stranger.
In response a dozen strange blacks
entered the tent. They, too, were pow
erful, clean limbed men, not at all
like the mangy crew that followed the
"We have had enough foolishness,'
said the stranger to Malblhn. "You
deserve death, but I am not the law,
I know now who you are. I have
heard of you before. You and your
mend bear a most unsavory reputa
tion. We do not want you In our coun
try. I shall let you go this time, but
should you ever return I shall take the
law Into my own hands. Now, get out,
and next time you see me remember
who I am," and he spoke a name In
the Swede's ear a name that more
effectually subdued the scoundrel than
many beatings. Then he gave him a
push that carried him bodily through
the tent doorway, to sprawl upon the
"Now," he said, turning toward Mer
iem, "who has the key to this thing
about your neck?"
The girl pointed to Jenssen's body.
"He carried It always," she said.
The stranger searched the clothing
on the corpse until he came upon the
key. A moment more Meriem was
"Will you let me go back to my Ko
rak?" she asked.
"I will see that you are returned to
your people," the stranger replied.
"Who are' they, and where Is their vil
lager " -
He had been eyeing her strange, bar
baric garmenture wonderlngly. From
her speech she was evidently an Arab
girl, but he had never before Been one
"Who are.your people? Who la Ko
rak?" he asked again.
"Korak! Why, Korak Is an ape. I
hafe no other people. Korak and I
live In the Jungle alone since A'ht
went to baking of the apes." She had
always thus pronounced Aknt's name,
for so It bad sounded to her when first
she came with Korak andthe ape.
A questioning expression entered the
stranger's eyes. He looked at the girl
"So Korak Is an ape?" he said. "And
what, pray, are you?"
"I am Meriem. I also am an ape."
"M'm," was the stranger's only oral
comment upon this startling announce
ment But what he thought might
have been partially Interpreted through
the pitying light that entered his eyes.
He approached the girl and started to
lay his-hand upon her forehead. She
drew back with a savage little growl.
A smile touched his lips.
"You need not fear me," he said. "I
shall not harm you. I only wish to
discover If you have fever If you are
entirely well. If you are we will set
forth In search of Korak."
BWANA RESCUES MERIEM AND TAKES HER HOME TO HIS
WIFE, WHO ADOPTS THE GIRLSHE LONGS
Synopili. A scientific expedition off the African coast rescues
human derelict, Alexis Paulvltch. He brings aboard un ape, Intelligent
and friendly, and reaches London. Jack, son of Lord Greystoke, the
original Turzun, has Inherited a love of wild life and steals from home
to see the apu, now a drawing curd in a music hall. The ape makes
friends with him and refuses to leave Juck despite his trulner.
Turzun appears und Is Joyfully recognized by the ape, for Tarzan bad
been king of his tribe. Turzun agrees to buy Akut, the ape, and send
him back to Africa. Jack und Akut become gruut friends. Puulvltch
Is killed when lie uttcinpts murder. A thief tries to kill Jack, but is
killed by Akut. They Hue together to the Jungle and take up life.
Juck rescues an Arabian girl and takes her Into the forest. lie Is
wounded and Meriem Is stolen. The bad Swedes buy her from Kovudoo,
the black. Malblhn kills Jeussen fighting for the girl.
many years ugo, and Korak came and
took me from my futher, who was
beutlng me. Since then I have lived
In the trees with Korak and A'ht.'
"Where in the Jungle lives Korak?"
asked the stranger. .
Meriem pointed with a sweep of her
hand that took in, generously, bulf the
continent of Africa.
"Could you flud your way back to
"I do not know," she replied, "but
he will find his way to me."
"Then I have n plan," said the stran
ger. "I live but a few marches from
here. I shall take you home, where
my wife will look after you and care
for you until we can find Korak or
Korak finds us. If he could find you
here, he can flud you at my village.
Is it not so?"
Meriem thought that It was so, but
she did not like the idea of not start
ing Immediately buck to meet Korak
On the other hand, the man had no
Intention of permitting this poor, in
sane child to wander further amid the
dangers of the Jungle. Whence she
hud come or what she had undergone
he could not guess, but that her Koruk
nod their life among the apes was but
a figment of a disordered mind he
could not doubt.
He knew the Jungle well, and he
knew that men hud lived alone and
naked among the savage beasts for
years, but a frail and slender girl I
No, It was not possible.
Together they went outside. Mai-
bihn's boys were striking camp in
preparation for a hnsty departure. The
stranger's blacks were conversing with
them. Malblhn stood at a dlstunce,
angry and glowering.
The stranger approached one of his
"Find out where they got this girl,'
The negro thus addressed questioned
one of Malblhn's followers. Presently
he returned to his master.
They bought her from old Kovu
doo," he said. "That is all that this
fellow will tell roe. He pretends that
be knows nothing more, and I think
She Buried Her Face on the Bosom of
This New Friend.
Meriem looked straight into the keen'
gray eyes. She must have found there
an unquestionable assurance of the
honorableness of their owner, for she
permitted him to lay his palm upon
her forehead and feel her pulse. Ap
parently she had no fever.
"How long have you been an ape?"
asked the man.
"Sines I was little girl many.
that he does not. These two white
men were very bad men. They did
many things that their boys knew not
the meanings of. It would be well,
uwana, to kill the other."
"I wish that I might, but a new law
Is come into this part of the Jungle.
it is not as it was in the old day, Mu-
vin," replied the master.
The stranger remained until Malblhn
and his safari had disappeared into
the Jungle toward the north. Meriem,
trustful now, stood at his side, Geeka
clutched In one slim, brown hand.
They talked together, the man won
dering at the faltering Arabic of the
girl, but attributing It finally to her
defective mentality. Could he have
known that years had elapsed since
She had used It until she was taken
by the Swedes, he would not have
wondered that she had half forgot
There was yet another reason why
the language of the sheik had thus
readily eluded her, but of that reason
she herself could not have guessed the
truth any better than could the man.
He tried to persuade her to return
with him to his "village" as he called
It or "douar" in Arabic, but she was
Insistent upon searching Immediately
for Korak. As a last resort he deter
mined to take her with him by force
rather than sacrifice her life to the in
sane hallucination which haunted her
But being a wise man, he determined
to humor her first and then attempt to
Tead her as he would have her go.
So when they took up their march
It was In the direction of the south,
though his own ranch lay almost due
By degrees he turned the direction
of their way more and more eastward,
and greatly was he pleased to note
that the girl failed to discover that
any change was being made.
Little by little she became more
trusting. At first she had had but her
intuition to guide fler belief that this
big Tarmanganl meant her no harm,
but as the days passed and she tew
that his klnduess and consideration
never faltered she cume to compare
him with her Koruk and to be very
fond of him, but never did her loyalty
to her upe man flag.
On the fifth duy they came suddenly
upon a grcut plain, und from the edgo
of the forest the girl saw In the dls
tunce fenced fields and muny build
ings. At the sight she drew back In
"Where ure we?" she asked, point
ing. "We could not find Koruk," replied
tho man, "und as our way led near my
douur I huve brought you here to wait
und rest with my wife until my men
can find your apo or he finds you. It
is better thus, little one. You will be
sufer with us and you will be hnppler."
Meriem laughed. "The Jungle," she
said, "Is my father and my mother. I
do not fear the jungle. I love It I
should rather die thun leave It forever.
But your, douar Is close beside the
Jungle. You have been good to me. I
will do as you wish and remain here
for awhile to wait the coming of my
'Good I" suld the man, and he led
the way down toward the flower-cov
ered bungalow behind which lay the
barns aud outhouse of a well-ordered
Meriem walked on toward the bun
galow, upon the porch of which a wo
man, dressed in white, waved a wel
come to her returning lord. There was
more fear In the girl's eyes now thun
there had been In the presence of
strange men or savuge beasts. She
hesitated, turning sn appealing glance
toward the man.
"That Is my wife," he said. "She
will be glad to welcome you."
The woman came down the path to
meet them. The man kissed her and,
turning toward Meriem, Introduced
them, speaking In the Arab tongue the
'Tills Is Meriem, my dear," he said,
and told the story of the Jungle waif
so far as he knew It
Meriem saw that the woman was
beautiful. She saw that sweetness and
goodness were stamped indelibly upon
her countenance. She no longer feared
her, and when her brief story had been
narrated and the woman came and put
her arms about her and kissed her and
called her "poor little darling" some
thing snapped In Meriem's heart.
She burled her face on the bosom of
this new friend, In whose voice was
the mother tone that Meriem had not
heard for so many years that she had
forgotten its very existence. She buried
her face on the kindly bosom and wept
as she had not wept before In all her
life tears of relief and Joy that she
could not fathom.
And so came Meriem, the savage lit
tle Mangnni, out of her beloved Jungle
Into the midst of a home of culture
and refinement Already "Bwana" and -
my dear," as she first heard them
called and continued to call them, were
as father and mother to her.
Once her savase fears were allayed
she went to the opposite extreme of
trustfulness and love. Now she waS
willing to wait here until they found
Korak or Korak found her. She did
not give up that thought Korak. her
Korak, was always first
And out In the Junele. far awnv.
Korak, covered with wounds, stiff'
with clotted blood, burning with
rage and sorrow, as soon as suffi
cient strength returned swung back
upon the trail of the great baboons.
He did not find them where he had
last seen them nor in any of their
usual haunts, but he sought them along
the well-marked spoor they had left
behind them, and at last he overtook
So Korak persuades his bl
boon friends to help him hunt
Meriem. They raid the black
village, but find no trace of her.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
The Argentina cattle industry is
capable of much expansion in time of
war stimulation. In the northern end
of the pampas are boundless fields of
grass where the cattle feed the year
round. Sweet water there Is In
abundance, and windmills dotteij over
the plains keep the animals plentifully
supplied. There are no better beef
cattle In the world than those from
Argentina, the breed being the excel
lent result of mixing fine Spanish
blooded strains with the hardy native
stock. Breeding very easily could
raise the total of production materially.
Muscle of the Soul. 1
We do not get perfect character In
our sleep. It comes to us as muscle
comes, through doing things. It Is the
muscle of the soul. Henry Drain