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Event! of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Demobilization of the navy demoral
ized the Atlantic fleet bo far as man
power is concerned, it was said Satur
day at the navy department.
The steamer Barnstable, coal laden
from Savannah to a Cuban port, went
down off St. Catherines Friday night.
It is reported that 14 of the crew are
The miners, by a vote of 5 to 1, de
cided to end the strike that has for
several weeks halted production in the
Tonopah district, and an order was is
sued Saturday night to resume work
Several villages In the province of
Siena, Italy, were severely shaken Sun
day night by an earthquake. Houses
were badly damaged. One person is
dead and several injured at Piancas
tagnajo. Ten were injured at Celle.
A dispatch received in Paris from
Sosnowlce In the government of Plotr-
kow, Poland, asserts that a German
army, comprising a minimum of 200,
000 men, is concentrated on the fron
tier of Silesia ready to be thrown
The bureau of internal revenue an
.' nounces that virtually all federal taxes,
i even the 2 cents paid for the privilege
of an ice cream soda, may be deducted
from gross Income in computing in
come taxes. Only income and excess
' profits taxes may not be deducted
The railroad adminrstratlon will un
reservedly accept the proposal of the
United Brotherhood of Maintenance of
Way Employes and Railway Shop La
borers for a now working schedule, ac
cording to a message read before a
closed session of the organization's
convention in Detroit Sunday morning.
"Radical ideas, bolshevlsm and I. W.
W.lsm are corrupting the universities
of America," declared Colonel David
P. Barrows, former dean of the Unl-
' vorsity of California, at a banquet in
Oakland, Cal Sunday night, given in
honor of Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt by American Legion posts
of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and
A Dawson, Y. T. dlspatoh says sev
eral thousand tons of silver ore will be
shipped "outsldd" next spring from
Yukon and Alaska, according to Vol-
ney Richmond, superintendent of the
Northern Commercial company. Half
of this amount, ho said, would come
from Nixon Fork, near Idltaroil, and
half from Kantishna,-near Fairbanks.
Tho Stewart river country is expected
to ship possibly 1000 or 2000 tons
By a vote of 244 to 7 the bill confer
ring tho rank of permanent admiral
on Admiral Benson and Rear-Admiral
Sims was passed Wednesday by the
house. The moasure now goes to the
Tho government has so much "coin
of the realm" that it actually bulges
out tho walls of the vaults containing
it. The treasury has asked congress
to appropriate $1,500,000 to make the
vaults secure and provide additional
ones. The treasury's gold and silver
accumulated during the war.
All members of the Wisconsin dele
gation In the house introduced identi
cal bills Wednesday proposing bonus
es at the rate of $30 a month for each
month's service of soldiers, sailors,
marines and Red Cross nurses. It
was estimated $1,400,000,000 would be
required to make tho payments.
One hundred and twonty-one women
teachers in the public schools in Yak
ima, Wash., have so far been able,
with the liolp of City Superintendent
Davis, to find only 11 suitable rooms
for rent. The situation is causing the
school authorities embarrassment, as
the opening of school is only about a
Four hundred thousand Gorman
workers have volunteered for the work
of restoration In northern France, ac
cording to Vorwaerts. Large scale re
construction operations are contem
Peter Lynch, said to be an organizer
for the I. W. W who was arrested
Saturday and placed in tho city jail
at Calipatrla, Cal was released from
jail, escorted to the city limits by a
"citizens'" committee and ordored
never to return.
SEA-WALL SAVES GALVESTON
Hurricane HitB Many Gulf Cities But
Little Damage Done:
Dallas, Tex. Driving furiously into
the Texas coast, principally in the
section southwest of Galveston, the
ropical hurricane that has skirted the
United States gulf coast for nearly a
week, apparently has swept inland
near the Mexican border.
Wire communication was interrupt
ed in most of the affected area and
the extent of the storm's damage could
not be learned accurately Sunday, but
there were no reports of fatalities.
Brownsville and Corpus Christ! ap
parently felt the brunt of the storm
which weather bureau officials believe
has passed on into Mexico where it
will be dissipated in the Mexican
Galveston, where considerable anx
iety had been felt, apparently was
struck by the edge of the storm area
and again the city was saved from
any considerable damage by the pow
erful sea wall, constructed after the
1900 disaster. Water was reported to
a depth of six feet in sections of Cor
puB Thrlsti and information received
by the weather bureau from San An
tonio said water was three feet deep
In the lobby of the Corpus Christi ho
Early reports from Corpus Christi
told of considerable damage done by
a 65 miles an hour gale which swept
away signs and awnings and drove
residents of outlying districts to the
greater security of brick and stone
Isolation or urownsvme was com
plete Sunday night, so far as wire
communication was concerned, the
only information coming from that
city being contained in a brief wire
less dispatch from Fort Brown to
southern department headquarters at
San Antonio reporting a 75-mile wind
at 4 P. M.
50 HURT IN FIRE;
LOSS IN MILLIONS
Now York. With more than 50 per
sons injured and the damage already
done estimated at from $5,000,000 to
$10,000,000 weary firemen Sunday
night still were fighting a threat of
further explosions of oil tanks at the
tire which practically wiped out the
Stone & Fleming Oil company's plant
in Long Island City Saturday.
Five tanks of crude oil were burn
ing late Monday. Should there be a
sudden shift of the wind from north
to northeast, many additional tanks
In plants nearby would be threatenod,
as well as thousands of tons of coal.
The 20 acres of fire-swept territory
looked like a scene in war-devastated
France or Belgium. Tanks were crum
pled up; huge steel girders lay in a
tangled mass, few walls were left
standing, and burning oil continued to
(low along the surface of Newton
Plane Up 34,000 Feet.
Mineola, N. Y. A new unofficial
world's altitude record, it was learned
waB established here Saturday, when
Roland Rohlens, testing pilot for the
Curtlss Aeroplane & Motor corpora
tion, climbed to a height of 34,000 feet
more than six miles beating the
previous world's unofficial record of
Adjutant Gasale of the French army
at Vallacoubley last June by 864 feet.
Rohlens explained that he took the
air intending only to make a test
flight, but he found conditions so satis
factory that he decided to keep climb
ing until his air apparatus showed the
new record altitude.
The machine Rohlens used was the
same Curtlss wasp, equipped with a
400-horsepower motor, in which last
July he flew to a height of 30,700 feet.
He said ho found that he was comfort
able In his warm garments at the
34,000-foot level, where the thermom
eter registered 44 degrees below zero.
Deaths Now Total 13.
Kansas City, Mo. With the death
Monday of four more employes of the
Murray grain elevator here, which was
wrecked Saturday by a spontaneous
combustion explosion and fire, the list
of fatalities in connection with the
accident reached 13.
Four bodies were taken from the
ruins Monday. Five persons were
killed outright by the explosion or
died early Monday.
Officials of the company said the
loss would be in the neighborhood of
$3,500,000. They said iiiere were ap
proximately 1,000,000,000 bushels of
grain in the elevator.
Japan Demands Shantung.
New York. Japan will refuse to rat
ify the peaco treaty if the Shantung
clause is excluded, in the opinion of
Baron Shlmpol Goto, member of the
Japanese national commission for dis
cussion of foreign policies and former
foreign minister, who arrived here on
his way home after a three-months'
visit to England and France. Baron
Goto said he spoke as a private citizen
and was expressing only his personal
FOR ALL MANKIND
Firm Stand Js Explained Forci
bly to Big Audience.
FIGHT NOT PARTISAN
Senate Contest Involves Only Inter
pretation, With Phraseology
of Little Import.
Portland. Sanely and directly, with
but Infrequent recourse to eloquence,
Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of
the United States, spoke to 7000 citi
zens of Oregon Monday night at the
auditorium, bringing immediately home
to them his uncompromising advocacy
of the league of nations and his plea
that they as Americans stand with
him for the redemption of ideals root
ed deep in the traditions of America.
He spoke as one speaks to his
neighbors and friends, confident of
their appraisal of the justice of his
position and of their judgment of the
task that remains unfinished, ere peace
may come in permanency. He spoke
as one friend to another, of the trust
that troubled nations of the old world
place In America in the dark hour,
a trust .born of unselfish and valiant
entry into the war for human liberty
and one that is not fulfilled in entire
ty until a covenant of nations shall
render futile all future attempts to
mar the happiness of the race.
Should senatorial opposition mar the
meaning of the covenant materially,
then, warned the president, the giant
task to which the nations of the league
addressed themselves in Paris must be
again attempted; the dictated peace
that Germany was forced to sign must
be resubmitted for quibbling, and the
turmoil that, the world has endured
must inevitably reawaken.
In his address, without the vestige
of hesitancy, President Wilson charged
that the inference of politics In his
advocacy of the league, thex hint that
he may be looking forward to 1920, is
utterly unwarranted and unworthy. If
any in the audience, he declared, im
Duted such a motive, he desired to
separate himself from that man.
And the president made it clear,
with emphasis, that the most sincere
ill-wisher of the league is the German
propagandist, whose hope is that the
United States may reject the covenant
and thus alienate herself from the
friendship of her former allies and the
trust of sister nations weakening the
strength of the alliance for lasting
peace and leaving open the path for
such a course as Germany took when
she sought to dominate the world.
"My contest with them is a contest
of interpretation, declared president
Wilson, speaking of the opponents and
the opposition to the league covenant,
asserting that mere phraseology is a
matter of little moment, providing that
the substance of the document remains
From first to last the address was an
appeal for the support of Americans
In retaining the fruits of peace and
assuring "the safety and honor of
future generations." He dealt but
slightly with critics of the covenant,
though at one period he upbraided
them as men, in some instances, for
whom he had no vestige of respect.
AUTO WRECK KILLS
2 OF WILSON PARTY
Portland. Two men were killed and
three others were injured when a high-
powered Packard touring car attached
to President Wilson's automobile high
way party swerved into a ditch and
overturned on the Powell Valley road,
a mile and a half west of Gresham,
shortly before 12 o'clock, noon, Mon
The two men killed were Ben F.
Allen, aged 39, Washington correspond
ent for the Cleveland Plain Dealer,
and a member of the newspaper party
attached to the president's special
James R. Patterson, aged 66, a re
tired real estate dealer of 444 Carter
Mr. Patterson, owner and driver of
the machine, lost control and went into
a small ditch when he was compelled
to swerve sharply to the right to avoid
striking a machine driven by-C. H,
Barnett of Wasco, Or. The Barnett
machine had been parked by the road
side until the presidential party had
passed by on its way into the city,
Thinking, he asserts, that the long
line of automobiles had passed, Mr.
Barnett started his machine back Into
the road, but had stopped squarely in
the roadway when Mr. Patterson ap
proached in his big car traveling about
40 miles an hour, according to wit
Sugar Crop Is Largest
Honolulu, T. H. The sugar crop of
the territory of Hawaii this year will
reach 605,000 tons. This is above any
previous estimate by several thousand
tons and is based upon the latest cal
culations on "cleanups" at several
plantations. The factories have ship
ped 446,000 tons and 31,000 tons more
will be sent to San Francisco prior to
October 15. The total output from
original mills will be 635,000 tons of
raw sugar and 20,000 tons of refined
Geoffry Finds a Friend and
Synopsis Geoffry Cnrlyle,
master of sailing ships nt twenty-six,
is sentenced to 20 years'
servitude In the American col
onies for participation in the
Monmouth rebellion in England.
Among the passengers on board
the ship on which he is sent
across are Roger Fairfax,
wealthy Maryland planter; his
niece, Dorothy Fairfax, and Lieu
tenant Sanchez, a Spaniard, who
became acquainted with the Fair
faxes in London.
CHAPTER III Continued.
"Why especially with me?"
"Rather a hard question to answer
at the very beginning,. I smiled back
at her. "Yet not so difficult as the
one I shall ask you. I am only one of
fifty prisoners, scarcely cleaner or
more reputable looking than any of
my mates. Yet surely you have not
sought speech with these others? Then
why especially with me?"
Even In the growing dusk I could
mark a red flush mount into the clear
cheeks at this insistent question, and
for an Instant her eyes wavered. But
she possessed the courage of pride,
and her hesitancy was short.
"You imagine I cannot answer. Oh,
but I can; I know who you are; my
uncle pointed you out to me. I am
traveling home with him to Maryland.
I am Dorothy Fairfax. lie was pres
ent at your, trial before L'ord Jeffries.
You are Geoffry Carlyle, In command
of the ship that brought Monmouth to
England. I heard it all."
"All? What else, pray?"
Her eyes opened widely in sudden
surprise and she clusped and unclasped
her hands nervously.
"Do you really not know? Have you
never been told what happened?"
"Only that I was roughly forbidden
to speak, called every foul name the
learned Judge could think of, and then
sentenced to twenty years penal servi
tude beyond seas," I answered soberly.
"Following that I was dragged from
the dock, and flung into a cell. Was
there anything else?"
"Why you should have known. Lord
Jeffries sentenced you to death; the
decree was signed, to be executed
Immediately. Then Influence was
brought to bear some nobleman in
Northumberland made direct appeal to
the king. That was .what angered
- "An appeal I For me? Good Godl
not Bucclough was It he, the duke?"
"Yes; it was whispered nbout that
the king was in his debt some word
of honor, and dure not refuse. The
word of mercy enme just in time, or
dering Jeffries to commute your sen
fence. At first he swore he'd hang
you, king or no king, but his nerve
fulled. My uncle said he roared like
a bull. This Bucclough ; Is he not
I hesitated for an Instant of indeci
sion, looking into her face, but the
truth would not be denied.
"Scarcely that," I said soberly. "Nor
can I solve entirely his purpose. He
is my brother, and I am the next in
line. We are not even on speaking
terms; yet he Is childless, and may
feel some measure of dislike to have
the family end in a hangman's knot I
can think of no other reason for his
interference. I knew nothing of his
"I am glad it became my privilege
to tell you. Besides, Captain Carlyle,"
simply, "It may also heliiyou to un
derstand my interest. If you are of
the Carlyles of Bucclough, how hap
pened It that you went to sea?"
"Largely necessity, and to some ex
tent no doubt sheer love of adven
ture. I was a younger son, with very
little Income. There were then two
lives between me and the estate, and
the old duke, my father, treated me
like a servant I always loved the
sea, and at fourteen to get out of his
sight, I think largely was appren
ticed to the navy, but lost my grade In
the service by a mere boyish prank,
His influence then would have saved
me, but he refused to even read my
letter of explanation. I dared not re
turn home In such disgrace, and conse
quently drifted Into the merchant serv
ice. It Is a story quickly told."
"Yet not so quickly lived."
"No, it meant many hard years, on
all the oceans of the world. This is
the first message reaching me from
the old home."
"I have seen that home," she said
quietly, "and shall never forget the
Impression it made on me. A beauti
ful place. I was there on a coaching
party, the first summer I was In Eng
land. I was a mere girl then, and
everything seemed wonderful. I have
been away from Maryland now for
three years. Nothing else would sat
isfy father. Maryland is only a colony,
"Your home is at Saint Mary's?"
"Lower down the Potomac. Have
you ever been there?"
"Twice; once as mate, and the last
time as master of a ship. My latest
voyage In these waters was made
nearly two years ago."
"It Is not so strange then, Is It, that
I should have felt Interested in you?"
she asked suddenly, as though justify
ing herself. "When Uncle Roger first
told me who you were, and then ex
plained what had occurred at your
trial, naturally you became to me
something entirely different from the
others. Were you actually with Mon
mouth?" "In sympathy, yes; but I had no
hand in the actual fighting. I wus not
even ashore until It was all over with,
Still I shall pay my share of the bill."
"And you know what that means,
do you not? What will happen when
we reach Virginia?"
.1 "Perfectly ; I have no illusions.
have seen just such ships as this come
In. We are to be advertised, and sold
to the highest bidder. A week from
now I shall probably be out In the
tobacco fields, under the whip of an
overseer, who will call me Jeff. All I
can hope for is a kind-hearted master,
and an early opportunity to escape."
'Oh, no!" and in her eagerness her
hands actually clasped mine. "It is
not going to' be quite so bad as that,
That is what I wanted to tell you,
That Is what gave me boldness to
come across here to you tonight. It
has all been arranged. You are not
going to be sold on the block with
those others. Uncle Roger has already
contracted with the captain for your
services. You are going north with us
I drew a deep breath, , and In the
sudden Impulse of relief which swept
"I Have Seen That Home."
over me my own fingers closed tightly
nbout her hands.
"I owe this to you; I am sure
must owe this to you tell me?"
Her eyes dropped, and In the dim
light I could mark the heaving of her
bosom as she caught her breath,
"Only only the suggestion," she
managed to say In a whisper. "He
he was glad of that. You see I I
knew he needed someone to take
charge of his sloop, and and so
brought you to his mind. So please
don't thank me."
"I shall never cease to thank you,'
I returned warmly, conscious suddenly
that I was holding her hands, and as
instantly releasing them. "It will save
me the degradation which I dreaded
most of all the tolling in the fields
beside negro slaves, and the sting of
the lash. Ay, It means even mon
I hesitated, instantly realizing that
I must not utter those Impetuous
words leaping to my lips.
"Morel" she exclaimed. "What
"This," I went on, my thought shift
ing into a new channel. "A longer ser
vitude. Up to this moment my one
dream has been to escape, but I must
give that up now.' You have placed
me under obligations to serve. Be
tween us this has become a debt of
"But wait," she said earnestly, "for
I had even thought of that I was
sure you would feel that way any
gentleman would. Still there is a way
out You were sentenced as an in
dentured servant I saw the entry my
self. It read : 'Geoffry Carlyle, Master
Mariner, Indentured to the Colonies
for the term of twenty years, unless
sooner released; crime, high treason.'
Any Indentured man, under our Mary
land laws, can buy his freedom, after
serving a certain proportion of his
sentence. Did yon not know that?"
I did know It, yet somehow had
never connected the fact before di
rectly with my own case. God! what
relief; I stood up straight once
more in the stature of a man. I hard
ly know what wild words I might have
spoken had the opportunity been
mine; but at that instant the figure
of a man crossed the deck toward ns,
emerging from the open cabin door.
Against the gleam of yellow light
recognized the trim form advancing,
arid as instantly stepped back into
shadow. My quick movement caused
her to turn and face him.
"What!" he exclaimed, and evi
dently surprised at his discovery. "It
is indeed Mistress Dorothy out here
alone? 'Twas my thought you were
safely In your cabin long since. But
prithee I mistake; you are not
"I was preparing to go in, she an
swered, ignoring his latter words.
"The night already looks stormy."
"But your friend?"
The tone in which he spoke was
insistent, almost insolent in Its de
mand, and she hesitated no longer In
meeting the challenge.
"Your pardon, I am sure Lieuten
ant Sanchez, this gentleman is Cap
tain Geoffry Carlyle."
He stood there stiff and straight
against the background of light, one
hand in affected carelessness caress
ing the end of a waxed mustache. His
face was in shadow, yet I was quite
aware of the flash of his eyes.
"Ah, indeed some passenger I have
not chanced to observe before?"
"A prisoner," she returned distinct
ly. "You may perhaps remember my
uncle pointed him out to us when he
first came aboard."
"And you have been out here alone;
talking with the fellow?"
"Certainly why not?"
"Why the man is a felon, convicted
of crime, sentenced to deportation.?
"It Is not necessary that we discuss
this, sir," she Interposed, rather proud
ly, "as my personal conduct Is not a
matter for your criticism. I shall re-
tire now. No, thank you, you need
He stopped still, staring blankly
after her as she vanished; then
wheeled about to vent his anger on
"Carlyle, hey !" he exclaimed sneer
ingly. "A familiar sound that name
in my ears. One of the brood out ol
"A cadet of that line," I managed
to admit, wonderlngly. "You know
of them?" .
Quite as much as I care to," his
tone ugly anil Insulting. Then an Idea
suddenly occurred to his mind. "Saint
Guise, but that would even up the
score nicely. You are, as I understand
it, sent to Virginia for sale?"
"For how long a term?"
"The sentence was twenty years."
"Helal and you go to the highest
bidder. I'll do It, fellow 1 To actually
own a Carlyle of Bucclough will be
a sweet revenge. 'Twill count for
morehan were I to tweak the duke's
"A very noble plan for revenge," 1
admitted. "And one which I am no!
likely to forget. Unfortunately yon
come too late. It happens, senor, that
I am already safely Indentured to
I turned away, but he called angrHj
"Do not feel so sure of that Curly W I
I am In the game yet"
Black 6anchez, Pirate.
I rested In my berth for a long time,
staring blankly up at the dark deck
above, unable to sleep, and endeavor
lng to figure out the true meaning of
all these occurrences. I felt that 1
could understand the Interest exhib
ited by Dorothy Fairfax, and, greatly
as I already admired her, I was not
egotist enough to even Imagine that
her effort to serve me had basis in any
personal attraction. But what about
Lieutenant Sanchez? Why was this '
unknown Spaniard already so openly
my enemy? Could it be because ol
Dorothy Fairfax? I felt finally that
had the clue Jealousy, the mad, un
reasoning jealousy of his race.
I had no false conception as toHhls
no vagrant thought that her Interest
In me was any more than a passing
fnncy, born of sympathy and a de
sire to aid. Nevertheless, as she had
thus already served me, I now owed
her service in return, and here was the
first call. If conditions made It pos
sible it .was my plain duty to place
myself between these two.
What mystery Is back of the
Namur of Rotterdam, the
strange ship which the Fairfax
party encounters as it Mils up
the bay? Sanchez shows, little
Interest, but Fairfax and Carlyle
are worried. What can the
strange craft be doing In this
' . j
Greedy for Wasps.
The common green frog has been di
covered to possess1 an Insatiable greed
for wasps. This extraordinary appe
tite does not seem to be In the least
checked by an occasional sting. The
protecting color of the frog, which sits
motionless upon leaves, no doubt do
ludes the most wary of Insects Into)
sense of security. Louisville Courieci