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Eventa of Noted People, Government
and Padflc Northwest, and Other
Thing? .Worth Knowing.
The cost of living In France has
risen 161 per cent since the armistice.
This Is the estimate made by the
French minister of labor.
Twenty-five more policemen were
added to Seattle's force by action of
the council In approving a request for
that number. To provide for their pay
$50,000 was appropriated.
A strong earthquake shock lasting
several seconds was felt at Salta, Ar
gentina, shortly after midnight Mon
day. The tremors were repeated at 6
o'clock In the morning with less in
J. W. Herreld, republican congress
man-elect from the fifth Oklahoma
district, will leave Friday for Wash
ington to take his seat and fill out the
unexpired term of the late Joseph
Victor L. Berger, Milwaukee social
ist, was denied his seat in the house
Monday by an overwhelming vote, the
house holding he was Ineligible for
membership because of his open op
position to the war with Germany.
A detailed plan of organization
which will provide for full participa
tion of republican women in the future
affairs of their party was adopted by
the republican national committee at
an Informal meeting held in Chicago
Deportation proceedings have been
Instituted in a number of cities to rid
the country of the violent radicals
caught In the nation-wide raids which
have been In progress since Friday,
Attorney-General Palmer announced
Convictions under the espionage act
In New York of Jacob Abrams and
four other self-avowed Russian anar
chists for circulating radical literature
were upheld Tuesday by the supreme
court. Justices Holmes and Brandeis
With her logbook carrying stories of
new Arctic adventures, the famous old
cutter Bear of the United States coast
and geodetic survey arrived at Seattle
Monday, completing her 33d annual
summer patrol of the Boring sea and
other northern waters.
Since the prohibition law went Into
effect New York's Insistent and en
thuslastic drinkers have been consum
lng the "non-beverage" alcohol which
usually goes Into hair tonic, cologne
and patent medicines at 30 to 40 cents
a glass, according to Colonel Daniel
I. Porter, supervising intornal revenue
Country-wide attempts to organize
German branches of the Industrial
Workers of the World were disclosed
by New York police Saturday.
The bill providing a graduated In
crease In the pay of postal employe;
pending action of the congressional
committee investigating the salaries
of such employes, became a law Sat
urday without President Wilson's sig
Blind, or nearly blind, 40 strong,
healthy, able-bodied men are In cus
tody at the King county stockade and
will be wards of the taxpayors of the
state of Washington during the rest
of their natural lives as a result of
drinking denatured alcohol.
In a keynote speech Friday night at
Sprlngfiold, 111., launching the candl
dacy of Governor Frank O. Lowden
Illinois for the presidency of the Uni
ted States, Representative William A.
Rodeuburg of East St. Louis presented
the name of Governor Calvin Coolldge
of Massachusetts as a running mate
for Lowdon, at a meeting of the Illi
nois republican editorial association.
The mention of Governor Coolldge's
name brought a storm of applause.
Disbursement of $576,349,205 by the
government In October, was the low
est In any month since June, 1917,
Secretary Glass announced- Saturday.
Helpless because of an infected log
and slowly starving and freezing In a
cabin near Webena lake, Minnesota,
James Francisco, 60 years old, a camp
caretaker, fired cartridge after car
trldge In an unsuccessful attempt to
summon assistance. Then he commit
ted suicide with his last revolver bul
J STATE NEWS X
I IN BRIEF.
Bend. Bend's first woman health
fficer was appointed last week when
Dr. Ann Rles Flnley was appointed
by Mayor J. A. Eastes to succeed Dr.
Salem. Frank Hettlck, who enlisted
in the Infantry July 4, 1919, and has
been stationed at Fort McDowell, Cal.,
lias sailed for Siberia, according to
word received here.
Hood River. M. H. Nickelsen, vet
eran school clerk here, has just com
pleted his census of school children
in the town. He reports a total of 931,
gain of 49. over the census of last
Hood River. Youthful' pheasant
hunters last week killed an imported
pure bred Jersey cow on the dairy
farm of Bruno Franz in the Frankton
district. Small bird shot penetrated
the animal's heart. She was valued
La Grande Two important transac
tions were closed here recently when
'. L. Snodgrass sold his grocery store,
one of the largest in eastern Oregon,
to J. L. Holm, and the Hill department
store purchased the French shoe store,
Each involved a large sum of money.
Salem. Articles of incorporation
will be filed in Salem shortly by local
men who will form a company with
capitalization of $250,000 for the pur
pose of building houses for relief from
the home shortage situation here,
which has reached an acute stage.
Salem. Approximately 113 teachers
are needed to fill the vacancies in
the Oregon schools at the present time
according to reports received by J.
Churchill, state superintendent of
public Instruction, from all counties
in the state with the exception of
Curry, Crook, Malheur and Wheeler.
Roseburg. Vern Buell, here to or
ganize a waiters' union, was fined $10
on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Buell was arrested Saturday on a
charge of using abusive and threat
ening language to a woman restau
rant proprietor, whose place he was
trying to unionize. He pleaded not
Salem. Capitol post No. 9, Ameri
can Legion, of this city, Is emphatlcal
ly opposed to universal military train
ing and a large standing army, accord
ing to a vote taken by the organiza
tion recently. When newspapers are
printed In foreign languages the post
favors that parallel paragraphs in Eng
lish be used,
Salem For the first time since
early In the administration of Will H
Halo, steel cells are to be eliminated
from the state training school for boys,
according to a statement made by L.
M. Gilbert, superintendent of the in
stitution, before the state board of
control. As the state has no use for
the cells, they will be sold in the open
Salem. Announcement has been
made by Will H. Bennett, state super
intendent of banks, that the Ladd &
Bush bank of Salem has passed the
$5,000,000 mark in Its deposits. This
amount does not include state depos
its. The bank is the only institution
In the state outside Portland having
that amount of money on deposit from
Gold Hill. The big Beaver Portland
cement plant at Gold Hill, which has
been idle the past three years, will re
sume operations at once. It is being
refitted by 40 mechanics, and exper
ienced burners, chemists and foremen
of all the departments have been
brought from the Canadian and east
ern cement districts and are on the
ground ready to work.
Eugene. Improvements at the new
state game farm, northeast of Eugene,
will be carried on as contemplated,
notwithstanding the decision of Dis
trict Judge Bingham at Salem, re
straining the state game commission
from purchasing the Reddish farm
where the pheasant pens are located,
according to L. E. Beau, of this city
who has boon one of the prime movers
in this project. '
Salem. All counties in Oregon that
failed to send to the state treasurer
their last half taxes by November 1
as provided by law, will be compelled
to pay Interest on the delinquent re
mittances at the rate of 6 per cent
according to a statement given out by
State Treasurer Hoff. The counties
which have not yet remitted include
Benton, Gilliam, Harney, Jackson, Mai
heur, Marion and Polk.
Peace or War? Dorothy Is
Forced to Choose.
Synopsis Geoffry Carlyle,
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. Carlyle meets
Dorothy, who Informs him her
uncle has bought his services.
Sanchez shows himself an enemy
of Carlyle. The Fairfax party, t
now on its own sloop in the
Chesapeake bay, encounters a
mysterious bark, the Namur of
Rotterdam. Carlyle discovers
that Sanchez is "Black Sanchez,"
planning to steal the Fairfax
gold and abduct Dorothy. He
fights Sanchez and leaves him
for dead. In a battle with
Sanchez' followers, however, he
Is overpowered and thrown into
the bay. In a desperate effort
to save Dorothy, Carlyle decides
to swim to the Namur. By a
ruse he gets aboard and min
gles with tlie crew. The pirates
return to the Namur with Dor
othy, the captured gold and
Sanchez, badly wouuded but still
alive. Carlyle finds a friend in
Watkins, an English sailor. Es
tada, acting captain, makes Car
lyle first mate of the Namur.
Eugene The newly-constructed con
crete dam across the Sluslaw river at
Swisahome, near the mouth of Lake
creek, which Gustav Warthun had
about finished and which was to have
been used In connection with a large
sawmill there, was washed out by the
high water Monday, according to W.
K. Wise, who resides near there. The
dam was over 100 feot long and Mr.
Warthun had expended over $7000
The Cabin of the Namur.
Both huge, black hands grasped, the
spokes, and It was evident that it re
quired all his giant strength .to con
trol the bucking wheel. He was an
ugly-looking brute, the lower portion
of his face apelike and the wool grow
ing so low as to leave him scarcely
an inch of forehead. His eyes lifted
an instant from the binnacle card to
glance at me curiously. They exhib
ited no flash of recognition.
For half an hour Estada hung about
aft, apparently puyiug no attention to
me, and yet watching my movements
closely. There was little to be done,
but I thought It best to keep the watch
reasonably busy, so they might thus
learn that I knew my work. They
proved prompt and capable enough,
although I was eyed with some curi
osity when I first went forward, and,
no doubt, was very thoroughly dis
cussed behind my back. The idlers
amidships were a totally different
class a mongrel scum, profanely
chatting In Spanish or swaggering
about the deck, their very looks a
challenge. However, they kept out
of my way, and I found no occasion
to interfere with their diversions.
After Estada left the deck the ma
jority amused themselves gambling,
and as I had received no orders to
Interfere I permitted the games to pro
ceed. Mendoz interfered only once
on occasion of a brief fight. My only
Instructions from the Portuguese on
his going below was to call him at
once if a sail was sighted. Apparent
ly he was satisfied of my ability to
command the deck.
No occasion to call him arose dur
ing my watch. It was still daylight,
but with a purple gleam across the
waters, when LeVcre arrived on deck
for my relief. We were talking to
gether nbaft the wheel when Estada
appeared In the companionwny.
"Every promise of a clear night," he
said, glancing about nt the horizon.
"Better change the course two points,
LcVere; we are lying in too close to
the coast for our purpose. The table
call will come very shortly, Senor
I washed up hastily in my state
room and came out into the cabin
perplexed as to what might occur
within the next few moments. Yet
whatever the result there was no
avoiding It. My every move was one
of extreme caution.
Estada and Estevan awaited me. The
latter was all rigged out, and with
smooth black hair oiled and plastered
down upon his forehead. I never be
held a more disagreeable face, or one
which so thoroughly revealed the na
ture of a man. As I touched his hand,
at Estada's brief Introduction, it was
as If I fingered a snake.
"This is your chair, Gates, and you
will find we live veil aboard the Na
mur wine, women and song hey,
Manuel! Why not, when all are at
command? Steward, you told the lady
what tny orders were. Then bid her
We stood In silence, as Gunsaules
crossed the deck and inserted a key
In the after stateroom door. Manuel
was grinning in full enjoyment, but
the expression on the face of Estada
was that of grim cruelty. I felt my
hands grip like Iron on my chair back
and my teeth clim.h In restraint. God,
but I would have liked to grip the fel
low where he stood all the bottled
up hatred in my soul struggling for
action. Yet that would only mean the
death of all hope, and I turned my
eyes away from him and stared with
the others at the opening door.
Out into the full light of the cabin
the woman came and .halted barely a
step in advance of the steward, her
head uplifted proudly, her eyes on us.
Never before had I realized her beau
ty, her personality, as I did then. Her
posture was not that of defiance nor
of surrender; she stood as a woman
defending her right to respect, sus
tained by a wonderful courage. I
caught her glance, but there was no
recognition in it; not by the flicker
of an eyelid did she betray surprise,
and yet In some mysterious manner a
flash of intelligence passed between
us. It was ail instantaneous, for her
gaze seemed to concentrate on Estada
as though she knew him as leader.
"You sent for me? For what?" she
asked, her Spanish clear and well
"To join us at meal," he answered
unmoved. "It Is better than to remain
"Better! You must have a strange
opinion of me to believe I would sit
with murderers and thieves."
"Harsh words, senorita," and Estada
grinned grimly. "Yet I expected them.
There are many trades in the world
by which men are robbed. We only
work at the one we like best ; nor will
I discuss that with you. However,
senorita, I can say that we have taken
no lives In this last affair."
"No iives!" In sudden, Incredulous
surprise. "You mean my uncle lives?"
"If you refer to Fairfax the one In
whose room the chest was hidden, I
can only reply truthfully that he lives.
These are two of my officers S'ior
Gates, one of your own countrymen,
and Manuel Estevan. And now that
I have answered your questions, what
is it to be between us peace or war?"
Her eyes dropped, and I could dis
tinctly note the trembling of her slen
der figure. When she slowly raised
her glance once more It rested on my
face as though seeking approval, guid
ance. "If there be only the one choice,"
she said quietly. "I accept peace. I
cannot live locked in that room alone,
haunted by my thoughts and memo
ries. If I pledge you my word, senor.
am I to i ajoy the freedom of this
cabin and the deck?"
Estada looked at us, a shade of
doubt in his eyes. I made no sign, but
"Why not?" he asked in his harsh
croak of a voice. "So long as we be
at sea? What harm can the girl do?"
"Perhaps none; I will take a half
chance, at least. You shall have the
freedom of the cabin. So long as you
keep your word, while as to the deci,
we will consider that later. Prove you
mean what you say by joining us
My recollection of that meal is not
of words but of faces. Estada's eye?
sought constantly the girl's face, nnd
to my consternation exhibited an In
terest in her personality which prom
ised trouble. I know n.t whether she
noticed this awakening admiration,
but she certainly played her part with
quiet modesty. I believe that even
the Portuguese reached the conclusion
that she was not altogether regretful
for this adventure and that it was safe
for him to relax some degree of vigl
lance. His manner became more gi n
clous, and long before the meal ended
his language had a tendency to com
pliment and flatter. I contented my
self with occasional senfoncoii. The
young woman sat directly across from
me, our words overheard by all, and
as I knew both men possessed some
slight knowledge of English I dare not
venture beyond commonplace conver
sation in that tongue. With quick wit
she took her cue from me, so that
nothing passed between us, either by
word of mouth or glance of eye, to
Believing the feeling of confidence
would be increased by such action, I
was first to leave the table, and it be
ing my watch below immediately re
tired to my room, noisily closing the
door after me, yet refraining from let
ting the latch catch, thus enjoying a
slight opening through which to both
see and hear. Manuel did not linger
long, making some excuse to go for
ward, but Estada remained for some
time, endeavoring to entertain. His
egotism made a fool of the man, yet
even he finally became discouraged of
making her comprehend his meaning,
and lapsed into a silence which gave
her an excuse to retire. This was ac
complished so graciously as to leave
no sting, the fellow actually accom
panying her to the door of her state
room, bowing his compliments as she
disappeared within. The fool actu
ally believed he had made a conquest
and preened himself like a turkey
"Gunsaules, you need not lock the
senorita in her room or guard her in
any way hereafter. She is permitted
to come and go as she pleases aboard."
Estada entered his own stateroom,
leaving the door ajar. When he came
out he had exchanged his coat for a
rough jacket. Thus attired for a turn
on deck, he disappeared through the
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ESSENTIAL FOR LIVE STOCK
Fences Should Be Made Tight Have
Permanent Pastures and Keep
Only Purebred Sires.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
, Where live stock is a factor on the
farm, make every field hog-tight and
sheep-tight ; have thoroughly good per
manent pastures; grow leguminous
crops ; build a silo, and keep only pure
bred mules. These five things are ab
solutely essential In the economical
production of live stock. Of course
this program calls for some labor and
expense, but the permanent condition
of prosperity in the sections devoted
to live-stock production is proof of the
good profit derived therefrom.
MAKE MOST OF IMPLEMENTS
Average Farm Tool Is Only About
Half Worn Out by Use Alone
Keep Machinery Busy.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The average farm Implement Is only
about half worn but by use alone. The
rest of the wear Is due to rust and de
cay. Make the greatest possible profit
out of machinery by using it continu
ously for profitable work until it Is
"Peace or War?"
One of my men struck him down, but
It was not a death blow. If that be
the reason of your disdain there is no
cause. This chair is held for you."
"But why was I brought away a
prisoner? To be a plaything? A sport
for your pleasure?"
"That was but the orders of our
chief; we await his recovery to learn
"Sanchez 1 Was he your chief? A
"A buccaneer; we prey on the ene
mies of Spain. It was at Captain San
cliez' orders we waited the arrival of
your vessel from England. He loved
you; he would no doubt have dealt
with you honorably ; I have reason to
believe that to be his purpose now.
Nothing will change his purpose. He
Is that kind, and he has the power.
He determined that if you would not
come to him by choice you should be
made to by force. You are here now
by his orders and will remain until
you consent to his purpose all that
remains for you to decide is whether
you choose to be prisoner or guest
"And if he should die?"
Estada shrugged his shoulders In
differently. "Who knows?"
Her lips tightened as though to hold
back a cry while one hand pressed to
the open door steadied her. There
was a look in the searching eyes I did
not like to see. It was a moment be
fore she could control her voice.
"I have heard them call you Estada,
Of what rank In this company are
"I am Pedro Estada, formerly the
i first officer, now, by occasion of Cap-
J tain Sanchez' wound, in full command.
In Dorothy's Stateroom.
I stood crouched, with eye at the
crack watchful of every movement In
the lighted cabin, my own decision
made. I must see and talk with Dor
othy. Gunsaules turned down the light
and departed along the passage lead
lng amidships. A moment Inter I
heard the sound of dishes grinding to
gether preparatory to being washed.
No better opportunity for action was
likelv to occur, although the situation
was not without peril. I crept along1
close to the side walls, lifted the latch
noiselessly, and slipped quickly within,
There was no light, except a glimmer
of stars through a large after port,
but against this faint radiance she
stood vaguely revealed. Her first
thought must have been Estada, for
there was a.startled note in her challenge.
"Who are you? Why do you come
"Sneak low," I cautioned. "You
must know my voice."
'Geoffry Carlyle 1"
'Yes, but do not use that name all
hope depends on my remaining un
known. You welcome me?
She came straight forward through
the dim star shine, a spectral figurr
with both hands outstretched.
"Welcome !" her tone that of intense
sincerity. "Your presence gives me
all the strength I have. But for you
I should throw myself through that
port into the sea. But I know not
how you came here tell me, you are
not one of these wretches?"
"No ; you must believe that first of
all, and trust me."
"I do but but tell me all you can."
"Is there a divan here, or anywhere
we can sit down together? I can see
nothing In this darkness."
DAIRYMAN NOT SOIL ROBBER
He Not Only Studies How to Feed His
Cows, But Also How to Main
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The dairy farmer not only studies
how to feed his cow, but how to feed
his land, lie is not a soil robber, as
he realizes that the farmer who re
duces the fertility of his land robs
without reason, since he steals from
WHAT THE SCOUTS DO.
The Boy Scouts in South San Fran
cisco have planted a large date palm
In the civic center in honor of Theo
Three Boy Scouts who were on a
hike from New York to Montreal,
passing through the Adirondack Moun
tains between Chesterton and Eliza
bethtown, N. Y., came across a side
car accident, in which the occupants
of the side-car were unconscious. The
boys rendered first aid and telephoned
to Ellzabethtown for medical aid.
Backyards nnd alleys in Niagara
Falls, N. Y., nil look better since the
Boy Scout clean-up visitation.
National Scout Commissioner Belg
beder of Paris has written Chief
Scout Executive James E. West that
French Boy Scouts will photograph
graves of American soldiers in the
Lille, St. Quentin, Soissons, Bhelms,
Sedan and Vosges districts, and place
flowers upon them for the families of
the Boy Scouts of America. It will
be necessary to furnish name, rank,
regiment and location of the grave.
Requests may be sent to the French
Carlyle saves Dorothy from
death at the hands of a mysteri
ous intruder but is unable to ac
count for the sudden attack in
the night There is some dark
plot behind it all. What will the
(TO BB CONTINUED.!
Lack of Tact.
Jones What a Jonah that fellow
Smith is. After owing me $5 for two
years he came up to me on the street
and paid me right while I was talking
to Brown, whom I had owed $5 to for
He is a wise man who can on oc
casion put up or shut up but he is a
wiser man who can put up and shut
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