The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, December 26, 1919, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Importan
Daily News Items.
Event! of Noted People, Government!
nd Ptelfle Northwest, and Other
Thing! Worth Knowing.
A loiter from Archbishop Waluli
condemning the attempt on the life
of Viscount French, the vlcoroy, was
road In all the Catholic churches In
the Dublin dloceso Sunday.
The price of news print paper In
Canada Is to be rained to $80 per ton
f. o. b, mill, January 1, according to
an announcement made by Paper Con
trailer Prlngle.
The spread of anti-Japanese agita
tion In China, with reported Incidents
of the molestation of Japanese, In
cluding women and children,, by the
Chinese, was tbe subject of discus
sion by the Tokio cabinet.
Lieutenant B. W. Maynard, "the
flying parson," winner of the recent
army transcontinental air race, an
nounced Sunday that he had resigned
from the army aviation service. He
will resume his work as a clergyman.
The Belgian government has cate
gorically refused a proposition sub
mitted last week by France and Great
Britain guaranteeing Belgian territor
ial Integrity for five years on condi
tion that Belgium observe strict neu
trality during that period.
In the face of a growing scarcity of
sugar, more than a billion and a quar
ter pounds of sugar, valued at nearly
$97,000,000, were exported from the
United States during the first ten
months of the present year, a depart
ment of commerce report shows,
General Pershing Bhows little or no
concern over his own political future,
He Is not a candidate for the presi
dential nomination either republican
or democratic and the soft pedal was
officially applied to anything that sav
ored of politics during his stay In Chi
cago. Awards by the shipping board, in
volving $22,197,934 for the cancella
tion of contracts, were announced Sat
urday night. A total of 341 cases
amounting to $18,300,360 have been
approved for payment and 52 advances
totaling $3,987,574 have been recom
mended. Adam Shank, a wealthy farmer, his
wife and four young children, were
murdered on their farm near Gilcrest,
Colo., Sunday. One child, Juauita,
was found wounded. She died later.
The bodies were found by Shank's
cousin, Adam George, when he went
to the farm to take the family to
The government's anti trust action
against the great moat packers, begun
at President Wilson's direction last
summer as part of the fight on the
high cost of living, has been com
promised under an agreement by
which the packers will confine them
solves hereafter to the meat and pro
vision business.
William C. McCullough, of San
Francisco, held up by throe men and
shot early Sunday while on his way
home from a visit to his fiancee to
discuss plans for their wedding next
Wednesday, died in the emergency
hospital. McCullough was 28 years
old, born In Victoria, B. C, and had
served overseas In the navy during the
Despite efforts of the government
to reduce the coBt of living, retail cost
of 22 staple food articles showed an
average Increase of 2 per cent In No
vember as compared with October, the
bureau of labor statistics announced
Sunday night. The average family
expenditures for these articles Incrcas-'
ed 5 per cent from a year ago, the
report said.
Two porsons were killed and 48 In
jured when a "Frisco" passenger train
was derailed three miles east of St.
James, Mo., Sunday. The train was
en route from Oklahoma City, Okla.,
to St. Louis. The accident was caused
when an axle of bne of the coaches
broke. The dead are J. O. Hopper of
West Virginia and Mrs. William H.
Frehn of St. Louis.
The peace conference Saturday was
handed three German notes. The first
deals with transportation of troops
Immediately after the peace treaty
goes Into cfVect, the second gives ex
act details about German light cruis
ers undergoing repairs and the third
announces ratification by the national
assembly of the protocol signed by
Kurt von Lersner in September.
"Long Live Revolution in America'
Cry Radicals ai Ship Leaves.
New York. The United States ar
my transport Huford, "Ark of the So
vlut," sailed before dawn Sunday with
a cargo of anarchists, communists and
radicals banned from America for
conspiring against its government.
The ship's destination was hidden
in sealed orders but the 249 passen
gers it carried expect to bo landed at
some far northern port giving access
to soviet Russia.
"Long live the revolution In Amer
ica," was chanted defiantly by the
motloy crowd on the decks of the steel
gray troopship as she churned her way
past the Statue of Liberty. Now and
then they cursed In chorus at the
United Stales and the men who had
cut short their propaganda here. Not
until the Buford steamed out of the
narrows between Forts Hamilton and
Wailsworth did tlio din cease, Over
their heads, whipping In the wind, the
Stars and Stripes floated from the
The autocrats of all the Russians on
the transport were Alexander Berk-
man and Emma Goldman, his boon
companion for 30 years. With them
were 245 men and two women, Ethel
Bernstein and Dora Lipkln. None
knew whore they would debark and
even Captain C. A. Hitchcock, com
mander of the veteran transport, was
no better off. Only a few high offi
cials of the war and labor departments
know the ship's destination.
The voyage will last 18 days un
less it is prolonged by unfavorable
weather. The presumption is that the
Buford will land at Hanme, Helsing-
fors, or Abo in Finland, which are con
nected by rail with Bielo-Osporoff on
the Russian frontier. It was intimated
in official quarters that arrangements
have been made with the Finnish gov
ernment to permit the passage of the
Russians through that country.
The transfer from Ellis Island to
the Buford of the agitators who have
preached death and destruction, was
an event unique in the annals of this
nation. Seized in raids in all parts
of the country, they were mobilized
here for deportation. An elaborate
screen of secrecy was thrown about
the preparations for sending them
It was In the darkest hours of night
that an army tug drew up at the dock
at the immigration station to take
aboard the undesirables for the seven
mile journey down the bay to the Bu
ford. Two dozen soldiers armed with
rifles and as many immigration In
spectors carrrying night-sticks patrol
led the shores of Ellis Island until the
tug arrived at 5:15 A. M. The reds
were marched single-file between two
lines of guards from the immigration
barracks to the boat landing, each car
rying his or her baggage. A Bcore of
agents of tho department of justice
circulated among the Russians. These
agents and the soldier guards on the
island went on board the tug with the
deportees and took them to the trans
Seattle, Wash. Experiments even
more baffling than those witnessed by
local electrical experts this week when
Alfred M. Hubbard, 19-year-old Invent
or, demonstrated his atmospheric pow
er generator, were shown Saturday
when the young man threw a switch
Into place on a 25-horsepower electric
motor and instantly the motor jumped
into life, developing Its full capacity
of power.
Skeptics present said the motor was
connected by unseen wires. Hubbard
hoisted the motor with a tackle and
allowed those present to make exam
inations and tests to assure themselves
that no wires extended from the mo
tor. The result of the demonstration
was an even greater mystery regard
ing the young man's discovery, if It is
one. Hubbard went even further. He
told how the motor was made to oper
ate, took It apart and showed those
present just what it consisted of. He
would not tell, however, how he had
arranged the parts to change the po
larity at the rate of 120 times a sec
ond, which- he says is the secret of his
Copper Mines to Open.
Butte, Mont. Eight thousand min
ers returned to work Monday morning
when 10 properties of the Anaconda
Copper Mining company and those of
the North Butte company resumed op
eration. These mines were closed
down December 1 when the fuel fa
mine began. It Is said the smelters
in Anaconda and Great Falls will be
operating again soon as ore shipments
from Butte can be sent to those
BurnB. Mall service has been re
duced to trl-weekly deliveries. Branch
trains operating between Ontario and
Crane will operate three a week, on
account of the coal situation.
Salem. Attorney-General Brown
will represent the state In the quo
warranto proceedings brought by
Thomas Nelson of Astoria, deposed
member of the state board of pilot com
missioners, to oust Frank M. Sweet,
who was named as his successor on
the board.
Harrlsburg. Many birds perished In
this section during the severe cold,
due to exposure. In many Instances
snow birds froze in barn lots where
feed had been thrown out for them
Quail found shelter In stock barns and
vacant, buildings.
Salem. Auction sales of blooded
livestock probably will be added to the
list of attractions at the Oregon state
fair next year, according to A. 11. Lea,
secretary of tho state fair board, who
returned here recently from Chicago,
where he attended the International
livestock exposition.
Seaside. By a vote of 274 and 20,
Seaside went on record in favor of a
$253,000 bond Issue for the construc
tion of a scenic drive 55 feet In width
paralleling the Spokane, Portland &
Seattle railroad, from Wahanna to
Broadway and south to the city limits,
a distance of one and one-balf miles.
Pendleton. Umatilla county's tax
levy for the coming year will be 13
mills, an Increase of 5 1 i mills over
last year. Of this 3!j mills covers the
Interest and payments on the principal
of the road bonds Issued last year.
One mill goes toward market roads and
Vi toward the Increase In state taxes.
Salem. Deposits In the banks of
Oregon on November 17, 1919, totaled
$306,330,743.22, according to a report
prepared by Will H. Bennett, state
superintendent of banks. These de
posits show an increase of $17,889,
419.29 over Setpember 12, 1919, and
$79,949,039.78 over November 1, 1918
Marshfleld. A 20-foot trestle over
which coal from the Libby mine bad
been delivered for a period of from
25 to 30 years went down Wednesday
with a locomotive and three cars of
coal, at a point opposite Englewood
and Engineer Enoch Holland, the only
person on board, escaped with only a
few bruises.
Klamath Falls. The executive com
mittee of the newly organized county
farm bureau mapped out a detailed
program of work for the coming year
at Its first meeting. The sub-commit
tee on hay production and marketing is
undertaking a complete survey of the
county to determine the amount of
alfalfa still unsold.
Oregon City. In anticipation of the
expenditure of $1,700,000 worth of road
bonds, and funds to be derived from
general and special taxation, the coun
ty court has announced a complete
reorganization of its highway depart
ment, effective January 1, with Harold
A. Rands as roadmaster, and II. G.
Conipton and Lee J. Caufield as dis
trict engineers.
Salem. The value of the taxable
property in the 36 counties in Oregon,
including that equalized by the county
boards of equalization and that equal
ized and apportioned by the state tax
commission totals $990,435,472.17, ac
cording to a statement prepared by
Frank Lovell, state tax commissioner.
Last year the valuations were $987,
533,896.97, showing an Increase this
year of a trifle more than $2,000,000.
The aggregate value of taxable prop
erty In each county as assessed by the
county assessors and equalized by the
county boards of equalization thereof,
as of March 1, 1919, totals $869,443,-
174.86, as Bhown by the statement,
while the value of taxable property as
sessed and equalized by the state tax
commission and apportioned wcording
to the respective county ratios aggre
gates $120,992,297.31.
Salem. After liquidating all in
debtedness, there remained in the sur
plus fund of the Oregon state fair
board on December 1, 1919, a total of
$2,409.71, according to the annual re
port prepared by A. H. Lea, secretary
of the board. This report will be sub
mitted for consideration of the fair
board at Its annual meeting to be held
in Salem during the second week In
January. According to Mr. Lea's re
port, net receipts of the 1919 fair,
which probably was the most success
ful event of its kind ever held in Ore
gon, totaled $30,000, while the -net
returns from the fairs held during the
last four years aggregated $85,526.98.
On December 1, 1918, there was a total
of $498.24 remaining in the fair fund,
which during the past year was aug
mented by $108,828.96, making a grand
total of $109,327.20. The disburse
ments, Including both current expenses
and indebtedness, aggregated $106,917.-
49, leaving a balance on December 1
of this year amounting to $2,409.71.
1 fr
it was as though my brnln snapped
back into ascendency. I was no long
er a raging fury, mad with the desire
to kill, but cool-headed, planning es
cape. Before a hand could reach me
In restraint, I sprang backward and
ran. I stumbled up the stulrs leading
to the companion. The vague glimmer
of daylight showing through the gluss,
revealed the presence of Walking. I
heard him dush the door wide open,
call to those on deck, and then saw
him wheel about to uguin confront the
devils plunging blindly forward toward
us through the dark cubln. We could
hold them for a time at least, yet I
bad the sense to know that this check
would prove only temporary. They
out-numbered us ten to one, and would
arm themselves from the ruck. Yet
the greater danger lay In the possible
disloyalty of my own men. A dozen of
us might hold these stairs against as
sault, but treachery would leave us
helpless. If one among them should
steal below forward, nnd force open
the door from the forecastle, we would
be crushed between two waves of men,
and left utterly helpless. I saw the
whole situation vividly, and as quickly
chose the one hope remaining.
"Watkins," I called sharply back
over my shoulder. "Get the boats
ready and be lively about It. We'll
hold these fellows until you report.'
The two quarterboats will hold us all.
Knock out the plugs in the others. See
that Miss Fairfax Is placed safely in
the afterboat, and then stund by. Send
me word the moment all Is ready."
I had glimpse of the thick fog with
out as he pushed tlirougn the door,
and of a scarcely distinguishable group
of men on the deck. Those about me
could only be located by their restless
movements. I stepped down one stair
conscious of increasing movement be
low, the meat cleaver still gripped In
my hands.
"Any of you armed with cutlasses?"
"Out, m'sleur, Ravel DeLnsser."
"Stand here, to right of me, now an
other at my left. Who are you?"
"Jim Carter, sir."
"Good; now strike hard, lads, and
you others be ready. The cabin Is full
of 'em, and It is your life nnd mine in
the balance. If we can get away In
this fog they'll never find us, but we've
got to hold them here until the boats
are ready. I killed their captain,
Sanchez. That Is where we've Btill
got them, without a leader."
"But they've got arms?"
"Only hand weapons," broke In Car
ter. "There's ball in the bandoliers,
but no powder. I wus goln' ter break
open a cask, but Estada put me at
another Job."
"Then that leaves us on even foot
ing, lads, we ought to be equal to them
with the cold steel."
In Clasp of the Sea.
The sounds of voices and of mov
ing bodies were plainly discernible,
but the darkness was too dense below
to permit the eye perceiving what was
taking place. The rattle of steel told
me some among them had reached the
arm rack. There followed the crash
of wood as though the butt of a gun
had splintered a door panel. Then a
voice pierced the babel. My mind
gripped the meaning of it nil; they
had found a leader; they had released
Manuel Estevan. Now the real fight
was on I I could hear the fellow ques
tion those about him, seeking to learn
the situation.
"Who hnve cutlasses? So many I a
dozen form with me. Now bullies,
they are on the stairs there, and that
Is the only way to the deck. Now then
to hell with 'em !"
We met them, point to point, our ad
vantage the narrow staircase and the
higher position; theirs the faint glim
mer of light at our backs. The first
rush was reckless and deadly, the In
furiated devils not yet realizing what
they faced, but counting on force of
numbers to crush our defense. Man
uel led them yelling encouragement,
and sweeping his cutlass, gripped with
both hands, In desperate effort to
break through. DeLnsser caught Its
point with his blade while my cleaver
missing him with Its sharp edge, nev
ertheless dealt the fellow a blow which
hurled him back into the arms of the
man behind. I saw nothing else in de
tail, the faint light barely revealing In
distinct figures and gleam of steel. It
was a pandemonium of blows and
yells, strange faces appearing and dis
appearing, as men leaped desperately
at us up the steps, and we beat them
remorselessly back. I saw nothing
more of Manuel In the fray, but his
Rbrlll voice urged on his fellows. It
was strike and parry, cut and thrust
Twice I kicked my legs free from
hands that gripped me and DeLas-
ser fell, a pike thrust through him.
Who took his place I never knew, but
a stout fighter the lud was, wielding
his cutlass viciously, so that we held
them, with dead men littering every
step to the cabin deck.
But they were of a breed trained to
such fighting, and the lash of Manuel's
tongue drove them Into umd reckless
ness. And there seemed no end of
them, sweeping up out of those black
shadows, with beurded or lean brown
savage faces, charging over the dead
bodies, bucking and gouging In vain
effort to breuk through. I struck until
my arms ached, until my head reeled,
scarcely conscious of physical uction,
yet aware of Manuel's shouts.
"Now you hell-hounds now I once
more, and you huve them. Sunta Ma
ria! you've got to go through, bullies
there Is no other way to the deck.
Rush 'em I Thut's the wuyl Here
you go In outside the rail I Broth of
hell I Now you huveMilin, Pedro I"
For an Instant I believed It true; I
saw Jim Curter seized and hurled side
ways, his cutlass clashing asit fell,
while a dozen bunds dragged hlin
headlong Into the ruck beneath. But
It was only an instant. Before the
charging devils could pass me, a huge
figure filled the vacant space, and the
butt of a gun crashed Into the mass.
It was the Dutchman, Schmitt, fight
ing like a demon, his strength thut of
an ox. They gave way In terror be
fore hjm, and we went down battering
our way, until the stairs were clear to
the deck, except for the dead under
foot. When we stopped, not a fight
ing man was left within the sweep of
our arms. They scurried back into the
darkness like so many rats, and we
could only sture about blindly, cursing
them, as we endeavored to recover
breath. Schmitt roared like a wild
bull, and would have' rushed on, but
for my grip on his shirt.
"Get back, men !" I ordered sharply.
"There may be fifty of them yonder.
Our only chance Is the stairs."
We flung the bodies on one side, and
formed again from rail to rail. Below
us there was noise enough, a babel of
angry voices, but no movement of as-
The First Rush Was Reckless and
sault. What they would do next was
answered by a blaze of light, revealing
the silhouette of a man, engaged In"
touching flame to a torch of hemp. It
flung forth a dull yellow flare, and re
vealed a scene of horror. Our assail
ants were massed halfway back. Be
tween us, even ten feet from the
stairs, the deck was littered with
bodies, ghastly faces staring up, with
black stains of blood everywhere. It
was Manuel's hand which had kindled
the light, and the first croak of bis
voice told his purpose.
"Now youN skulking cowards," he
yelled pointing forward, "do yon see
what you are fighting? There are only
five men between you and the deck.
To hell with 'em I Come on ! I'll show
you the way!"
He leaped forward; but it was his
last step. I sent the cleaver hurtling
through the air. I know not how It
struck him, but he went down, his
last word a shriek, his arms flung out
In vain effort to ward off the blow.
Schmitt roared out a Dutch oath, and
his ' gun, sent whirling above me,
crashed into the uplifted torch. Again
It was black night, through which the
eye could perceive nothing. Even the
noise ceased, but a hand gripped my
"Who are your
"Watkins. The boats are ready. The
one forvfard has pushed oft loaded.
The afterboat is alongside. There Is
such a fog, sir, yer can't see two
fathoms from the ship. The girl Is In
the boat, but LeVere ain't Tbe mate
slipped out o' sight In t lie fog. Hu'l
Moiiiewhero irfioard."
"Never mind him ; the fellow can do
no hurm now. Move buck slowly lads,
Schmitt uud I will be the lust ones
We closed the companion door as
silently as possible and for the mo
ment there wus no sound from within
to show that our cautious withdrawal
had been observed. I stured ubout, but
was able to perceive little beyond the
suiull group awaiting my orders. The
fog clung thick and heavy on ull sides,
and It was Impossible for the eye to
penetrate to either rail. Fortunately
there was no weight of sea running.
"There is nothing more to keep us
nbonrd lads. Stow yourselves away
nnd hang on; I'll wait here until you
are all over."
They faded nwoy Into the mist, dim
spectral figures, and I remained alone,
listening anxiously for some hostile
sound from below. Satisfied that the
lnds were safely over the rail and the
decks clear, I turned toward tbe ship's
side. As I did so a yell reached my
ears from the blackness below the
hounds bad found voice.
I ran through the fog In the direc
tion the others hud disappeared, and
had taken sArcely three steps when
I collided against the form of a man,
whose presence was not en noticed
until we came together. Yet he must
have been there expectant und ready,
for a quick knife thrust slushed the
front of my Jacket, bringing a spurt of
blood as the blade was jerked back.
Even as my fingers gripped the uplift
ed wrist, ere he could strike the sec
ond time, I knew my untugonlut. I
knew also this was a fight to the death,
to be terminated before that unguard
ed crew below could attain the deck.
It was LeVcre's life or mine, and In
the balance the fate of those others In'
the waiting boat alongside. The knowl
edge gave me the strength nnd the
ferocity of a tiger. I ripped the knife
from his fingers, and we closed with
bnre hands, his voice uttering one
croaking cry for help as I bore In on
his windpipe. He was a snake, a cat,
slipping out of my grasp as by some
mnglc. At last I had him against the
rail, the weight of us both so hard
upon It that the stout wood broke,
and we both went over, grappling un
til we splashed into the water below.
The shock loosened my bold; as I
fought a way back to the surface I
was alone. My strength began to fall,
hope left me as I sank deeper and deep
er Into the remorseless grip of the
ocean. I was not afraid; my lips ut
tered no cry, no prayer I drifted out
Into total unconsciousness and went
The Open Boat.
I came back to a consciousness of
pain, unable nt once to realize where
I was, or feel any true sense of per
sonality. Then slowly I comprehend
ed that I rested In a bont, tossed about
by a fairly heavy sea; that it was
night and there were stars visible In
the sky overhead. I stared at these,
vacant of thought, when a figure
seemed to lean over me, and I caught
the outline of a face, gazing eagerly
down Into my own. Instantly memory
came back in a Hash this was not
dthth, but life; I was In a boat with
her. I could not move my hands, and
my voice was but a hoarse whisper.
"Mistress Fairfax Dorothy I"
"Yes yes," swiftly. "It is all right,
but you must lie still. Watkins, Cap
tain Carlyle is conscious. What shall
I do?"
He must have been behind us at the
steering oar, for his gruff, kindly voice
sounded very close.
"Yer might lift him up, miss," he
said soberly. "He'll breathe better.
How's that, Captain?"
"Much easier," I managed to
breathe. "I guess I am all right now.
You fished me out?"
"Sara did. He got a boat hook In
your collar. We cast off when yet
went overboard, and cruised about In
the fog hunting fer yer. Who was It
yer was fightin' with, sir?"
"That's what I told the lads. He'J
a gonner, I reckon?"
"I never saw him after we sank,
Are all the men here?"
"AlL-but those In the forward boat,
sir. They got away furst, nn' we ain't
had no sight ov 'em since. Maybe we
will when It gets daylight. Harwood's
In charge. I give him a compass, an'
told him ter steer west. Wus thet
"All I could have told him. I haven'l
had an observation, and It Is all guess
work. I know the American coast lies
to that direction, but that is about all.
I couldn't tell If it be a hundred, or
a hundred and fifty miles away. 1
must have been in , bad shape when
you pulled me in?"
"We thought you was gone, sir. You
was bleedln' some, too, but only from
flesh wounds. The young lady she
Just wouldn't let yer die She worked
over yer for two or three hours, sir,
afore I hed any. hope."
Her eyes were downcast and hei
face turned away, but I reached out
my hand and clasped her fingers. The
mystery fit the night and ocean was
In her motionless posture. Only ai
her hand gently pressed mine did
gain courage, with a knowledge that
she recognized and welcomed my pres
ence, i-
"Watkins says I owe my life to you,"
I said, so low the words were scarcelj ,
audible above the dash of watei
alongside. "It will make thnt life mori
valuable than ever before."
French photographers have" de
veloped a process for treating nega
tives by which the effect of stereo
scopic relief is produced In pictures.