The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, February 27, 1920, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Government!
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Thing! Worth Knowing.
Dr. Harry R. Lemens, Bged 40, for
merly private phyBlclan to the emperor
of Japan, was killed In an automobile
accident in Alton, 111., Saturday.
Police and cavalry were obliged to
charge strikers who organized a dem
onstration In Naples Saturday. Sev
eral soldiers, policemen and strikers
were wounded.
A bomb was thrown at Chefik Pa
sha, minister of agriculture, at Cairo,
as he was driving to the ministry Sun
day morning. No one was Injured.
Two students were arrested, one of
whom confessed he threw the bomb.
The average expenditure for food
increased 2 per cent In the month end
ing January 15, according to statistics
made public at the labor department.
This is an Increase of 9 per cent over
January, 1919, and 104 per cent since
January, 1913.
Out of a total of 12,644 bills Intro
duced In the house since the special
cession opened, May 10 last, clerks
counting up reported that 205 had
passed. Of the number passed 114
have become law.
- A million-dollar university for In
dians and community centers for
Spanish-Americans will be located In
the southwest by the Inter-church
' world movement, says a dispatch from
Albuquerque, N. M.
Robbers locked the paymaster of
the Saylor mine, seven miles north of
Des Moines, la., in a vault in the of
fice of the mine just before noon Sat
urday and escaped with the entire two
weeks' payroll of 515,000.
Amendment of the Volstead prohibi
tion enforcement act so as to permit
the states by referendum to authorize
sale of 2.75 per cent beer and 10 per
cent wine Is proposed in a bill intro
duced by Representative Minahan,
democrat, New Jersey.
Three hundred persons made their
way through front and side exits of a
theater Saturday night in Sioux Falls,
S. D while firemen fought a blaze
in the projection rooms In a futile
effort to save the life of John Theo
bald, 24 years old, an operator.
Representative Fess, republican,
Ohio, has introduced a bill providing
for physical training for all school
children from the ages of 6 to 18. He
pointed out that a large percentage
of the men taken into the army during
the war were physically defective.
The $70,000,000 powder plant at Ni
tro, W. Va not only will be sold on
the installment plan for ?8,500,000, but
the government will throw In $9,000,
000 worth of loose materials for good
measure. ThiB, Chairman Graham of
the house war Investigation committee,
declared recently in the house.
The bill to authorize sale of three
large army camps and to provide for
fulfillment of war-time contracts for
purchase' and equipment of numerous
other military posts was finally agreed
to In conference Friday and the con
ference draft was agreed to by the
senate. The house is expected to act
within a few days.
E. J. Crips, an engineer for 30 years
for the Oregon Short Line railroad,
died in his engine cab on the morning
passenger train Saturday, says a dis
patch from Dillon, Mont. He was
seated In his usual manner, his hand
clutching the throttle, and was leaning
out the window watching the track
ahead when death claimed him.
Another issue of about $300,000,000
of treasury certificates of Indebtedness
may be expected abont March 15, Sec
retary Houston announces. He de
clares, however, that he sees "nothing
in the present situation to indicate
that It will be either necessary or de
sirable to Increase the interest rate
on the certificates." The last issue
bore 4 per cent
Retail meat dealers throughout the
country must reduce their prices as
the wholesale price of meat declines
or else submit their books to federal
agents for investigation of their prof
its. This definition of the govern
ment's attitude was announced Sunday
night by Attorney-General Palmer. In
structions to serve the notice on retail
meat dealers have been lent to every
United States attorney, he said.
Ealem. Salem children under 18
years of age must attend school at
least five hours a week under a new
law passed at the last regular session
of the state legislature, and put Into
effect by the local school directors,
Philomath. President Epley of Phi
lomath college has returned from Cali
fornia where he raised $12,000 for the
college endowment fund. The sub
scriptions bring the total to $35,000
of the $50,000 proposed In increased
The Dalles. The suit against Clyde
T. Donney, principal of the Antelope
high school, and former Wasco county
school, superintendent, has been dis
missed by District Attorney Galloway
at the request of H. E. Wlllerton, coun
ty treasurer, and A. E. Gronewald,
county superintendent.
Eugene. Initiative petitions for a
constitutional amendment extending
the term of office of the sheriffs, coun
ty clerks, county treasurers, county
surveyors and county coroners from
two years each to four years, appeared
In Eugene recently and many signa
tures have been obtained.
Roseburg. J. W. and M. G. Smith,
who recently arrived here from the
east, both familiar with the sawmill
Industry, have purchased the Vinson
mill at Cole's Valley. The deal in
cludes several hundred acres of fine
timber and the new proprietors will
operate the plant tofull capacity.
Bend. Of 8000 feet of frontage In
the Bend business section, owners of
one-fourth of this property have
signed a petition for hard-surfaced
streets. Out of town owners are be
ing communicated with on the sub
ject. The improvement, it is estimat
ed, would cost approximately $64,000.
Salem. Because of the Increased
business in the inheritance tax depart
ment of the state treasurer's office,
R. A. Reld of Portland was appointed
special Inheritance tax auditor and
will have charge of all Multnomah
county estates. Mr. Reid formerly was
deputy clerk of Multnomah county.
Klamath Falls. A dispatch from
Washington last week said that Sec
retary Lane had definitely decided not
to lease 10,000 acres of marsh lands on
Upper Klamath lake to Doak & Brown,
San Francisco contractors, under any
conditions, and that as far as he was
concerned the matter was finally
The Dalles. A new bank has been
organized In The Dalles with a capital
ization of $200,000, financed exclusive
ly by local men. The financial insti
tution will occupy the building form
erly the home of Hotel Albert. The
new bank has applied to the state bank
commission for a charter for a national
bank or a Btate bank.
Salem. When the soliciting teams
filed their reports last week it was
found that more than $7000 of the re
quired $10,000 to insure the successful
operation of the Salem commercial
club during the year 1920 had been
pledged. The remaining $3000 need
ed to complete the quota, it is believed,
will be forthcoming at an early date,
Salem. In order to encourage con
tractors to store materials for state
work during the year 1920 and thereby
guard against delays of operations due
to the car shortage, the highway com
mission at its last meeting authorized
the Btate engineer to estimate material
up to 75 per cent of Its actual cost
and Include the same in' the con
tractor's monthly estimate.
Klamath- Falls. Mrs. Toby Riddle,
Wlnema in the Modoc tongue, descend
ant of a long line of Modoc chieftains,
Is dead at the Klamath reservation,
She was official Interpreter for "the
government during the Modoc rebel
lion and was at the conference on
April 11, 1873, when General E. R. S.
Canby and Dr. Thomas were treach
erously slain by Captain Jack, the
Modoc leader.
Salem. Enlargement ,of the box
factory to meet future demands and
increases In the payroll to a total of
$300,000 for the year 1920, were an
nounced by the Charles K. Spauldlng
Logging company In an address by
Oliver Meyers, superintendent of the
plant, at the regular weekly luncheon
of the Commercial club. Last year the
corporation employed 200 men with an
aggregate payroll of $227,000.
Marshfield. A Btock growers' asso
ciation has been organized at Gold
Beach for the protection of farm
animals from predatory beasts, and for
the purpose ot securing better prices
for the animal products of the county.
One of the measures agreed upon Is
the establishment of prices for cattle,
hogs and sheep, and the association
will work with the wool growers' as
sociation to protect the small pro
ducers from low prices.
Coorriffht br Haroer m Brothri
Synopsis. David Elden, ton of a
drunken, shiftless ranchman, al
most a maverick of the foothllla,
! breaking bottles with his piatol
from hla running; cayuse when the
first automobile he has ever seen
arrives and tlpa over, breaking the
leg of Doctor Hardy but not Injur
ing hla beautiful daughter Irene.
Dave rescues the Injured man and
brlnga a doctor from 40 miles
away. Irene takea charge of the
housekeeping. Dave and Irene take
many rldea together and during
her father's enforced atay they get
well acquainted. They part with a
klsa and an Implied promise.
Dave's opportunity came sooner
than he had expected. After the de
parture of the Hnrdys things at the
old ranch were, as both futher and
son had predicted, very different.
They found themselves on a sort of
good behavior a behavior which, un
happily, excited In each other grave
suspicions as to purpose. The tension
steadily Increased, and both looked
forward to the moment when some
thing must give way.
For several weeks the old man re
mained entirely sober, but the call of
the appetite In him grew more and
more Insistent as the days went by,
and at last came the morning when
Dave awoke to find him gone. He
needed no second guess; the craving
had become Irresistible and his father
had ridden to town for the means to
satisfy It. The passing days did not
bring his return, but this occasioned
no anxiety to Dave. In the course of
a carouse his father frequently re
mained away for weeks at a stretch.
He moped around the rnnch build
ings, sat moodily by the little stream,
casting pebbles in the water, or rode
over the old trails on which she had
so often been his companion.
Then the old man's horse came
home. Dave saw it coming up the
trail, not running wildly but with
nervous gallop and many sidelong
turnings of the head. As the boy
watched he found a" strange empti
ness possess him; his body seemed a
phantom on which his head hung over
heavy. He spoke to the horse, which
pulled up, snorting, before him; noted
the wet neck and flanks, and at last
the broken stirrup. Then, slowly and
methodically, and still with that
strange sensation of emptiness, he
saddled his own horse and set out on
the search. . . .
After the last rites had been paid to
the old rancher, Dave set about at
once to wind up his affairs, and it
was not until then that he discovered
how deeply his father had been In
volved. The selling of the cattle and
the various effects realized only
enough to discharge the liabilities, and
when this had been done Dave found
himself with a considerable area of
unmarketable land, a considerable
bundle of paid bills and his horse,
saddle and revolver. He rode his
horse to town, carrying a few ar
ticles of wear with him. It was only
after a stiff fight that he could bring
himself to part with his one compan
ion. The lust miles into town were
ridden very slowly, with the boy fre
quently leaning forward and stroking
the horse's neck and ears.
He sold horse and saddle for sixty
dollars and took a room at a cheap
hotel until he 6hould find work and
still cheaper lodgings.
In the evening he walked through
the streets of the little cow town. It
snubbed him with Its Indifference. . . .
He became aware that he was very
lonely. He realized that he had but
one friend In the world; but one, and
of her he knew not so much as her
address. ... He began to wonder
whether he really had a friend at all ;
whether the girl would not discard
him when he was of no further use,
just as he had discarded his faithful
old horse. Tears of loneliness and re
morse gathered In his eyes, and a mist
not of the twilight blurred the street
lamps now glimmering from their
poles. He felt that he had treated the
horse very shabbily Indeed. He want
ed old Slop-eye back again. He sud
denly wanted him with a terrific long
ing; wanted him more than anything
else In the world. For the moment
he forgot the girl and all his home
sickness centered about the beast
which had been so long his companion
and servant and friend.
"I'll buy him back in the mornln';
I will, sure as h 1," he said. In a sud
den gust of emotion. "We got to stick
together. I didn't play fair with him,
but I'll buy him back. Perhaps I can
get a job for him, too, pullin' a light
wagon or somethin'."
The resolution to "play fair" with
Slop-eye gradually restored his cheer
fulness and he walked slowly back to
the hotel.
The men's sitting room now present
ed a much more animated picture than
when he had registered earlier In the
evening. It was filled with ranchers,
cowboys and cattlemen of all de
grees breeder, buyers, traders, own
ers and wage earners, with a sprin
kling of townspeople and others not
directly engaged In some phase of the
cattle business. Soon he was in a
group watching a gaudily dressed In
dividual - doing a sort of sleight of
hand trick with three cards on a
"Smooth guy, that," said someone at
his side. The remark was evidently
Intended for Dave, and he turned
toward the speaker. He was a man
somewhat smaller than Dave, two or
three years older, well dressed in
town clothes, with a rnther puffy face
and a gold-filled tooth from which a
corner had been broken as though to
accommodate the cigarette which
hung there.
"Yes," said Dave. Then, as It was
apparent the stranger was Inclined to
be friendly, "he continued, "What's the
The stranger nudged him gently.
"Come out of the bunch," he said In
a low voice. When they had moved a
little apart he. went on, in a confiden
tial tone: "He has a little trick with
three cards that brings him In the
easy coin. He's smooth as grease, but
the thing's simple. Oh, It's awful
simple! Now you watch him for a
minute," and they watched through
an opening In the crowd about the
table. The player held three enrds
two red ones and a blnck. He passed
them about rapidly over the tnble, oc
casionally turning his hand sideways
so that the onlookers could see the
position of the cards. Then he sud
denly threw them face down on the
table, each card by Itself, "
"The trick Is to locate the black
card," Dave's companion explained.
"It's easy enough if you keep your
eye on the card, but the trouble with
these rubes is they nume the card and
then start to get out their money, and
while they're fumbling for It he
makes a change so quick they never
see It. There's just one way to beat
him. Get up close, but don't say
you're getting interested. Then when
you're dead sure of a card crack your
fist down on It. Glue yourself right
to It and get out your money with the
other hand. When he sees you do that
he'll try to bluff you, say you nln't
In on it; but you just tell him that
don't go, this Is an open game, and
he's got to come through, and the
crowd'll back you up. I stuck him
once a whole hundred first crack
and then he barred me. Watch him."
Dave watched. Saw the black card
go. down at one corner of the board;
saw a bystander fumbling for a five
dollar bill; saw the bill laid on the
card; saw It turned up and It was
That is smooth," he said. "I'd 'a'
sworn that was the black card."
"So It was when you saw it," his
companion explained. "But you were
just like the sucker that played him.
"You Ain't Playin'," Said the Dealer.
"You Ain't In on This."
You couldn't help glancing at the jay
getting out his money, and It was in
that instant the trick was done. He's
too quick for the eye, but that's how
he does It."
Dave became interested. He saw
two or three others lose fives and tens.
It was plain his companion's tip was
straight. There was just one way to
beat this game, but It was simple
enough when you knew how. He
sidled close to the table, making great
pretense of Indifference, but watching
the cards closely with his keen black
eyes. The dealer showed his hand,
made a few quick passes, and the
black card flew out to the right. This
was Dave's chance. He pounced on
It with his left hand, while his other
plunged into his pocket.
"Sixty dollars on this one," he cried,
and there was the triumphant note In
his voice of the man who knows he
has beaten the other at his own game.
"You nln't playin'," said the dealer.
"You ain't in on this,"
"That dont go, said Dave very
quietly. "You're playin' a public game
here, an' I chose to play with you this
once. Sixty dollars on this card." He
was fumbling his money on the table.
"You ain't playin'," repeated the
dealer. "You're a butt-In. You ain't
In this same at all."
"Sure he's In," said the crowd.
"That ain't right," whined the
dealer, "but you got It on me. Turn
'er tip."
The card was red.
Dave looked at it stupidly. It wai
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Author of
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a moment or two before be realized
that his money was gone. Then, re
gardless of those about, he rushed
through the crowd, flinging bystand
er! right and left, and plunged into
the night.
He walked down a street until It
lost Itself on the prnlrle; then he fol
lowed a prairie trail far into the coun
try. The air was cold and a few drops
of rain were falling In it, but he was
unconscious of the weather. He was
In a rage through and through, Slop
eye was now a dreiiw, a memory,
gone gone. Everything was gone;
only his revolver and a few cents re
mained. He gripped the revolver
again. With that he was supreme. No
man In all that town of men schooled
In the ways of the West was more
then his equal while that grip lay
In Ills palm. At the point of that
muzzle he could demuud his money
bock and get it.
Then he laughed. Hollow and
empty it sounded In the night air, but
It was a lnugh, and It saved his Bplrit.
"Why,- you fool," he chuckled, "you
cume to town for to learn somethin',
didn't you? Well, you're learnln'.
Sixty dollnrs a throw. Education
comes high, don't it? But you
shouldn't kick. He didn't coax you
In, an' gave you every chance to back
away: . You butted in and got stung.
Perhaps . you've learned somethin'
worth sixty dollars."
In his Innocence of the ways of the
game It never occurred to him that the
friendly stranger who had showed hini
how to play It was a friend of the
sharper, and probably at this moment
they were dividing his sixty dollars
the price of old Slop-eye between
Early next morning he was awake"
and astir. The recollection of his loss
sent a sudden pang through his morn
ing spirits, but he tried to close his
mind to it.
"No use worryln' over that," he said,
jingling the few coins that now rep
resented his wealth. "That's over and
gone. I traded sixty dollars for my
lirsl lesson. Maybe It was a bad trade,
but anyway I ain't goin' to squeal."
He whistled as he finished dressing,
ate his breakfast cheerfully, and siM
out In search of employment.
Almost the first person he met was
the stranger who had schooled hhn in
the gambling game the night before.
There was something attractive about
his personality; something which In;
vlted friendship and even confidence'
and yet beneath these emotions Dave
felt a sense of distrust, as though part
of his nature rebelled against the ac
quaintanceship. "That was the rottenest luck you
had last night," the stranger was say
ing. "I never saw the beat of It. 1
was hopin' you'd stay and raise him
next time; you might got your
money back that way."
"Oh, I don't mind the money!" said
Dave, cheerfully. "I don't want It
back. In fact, I figure It was pretty
well spent."
"Lots more where It came from,
eh?" laughed the other. "You're from
the ranches, I see, and I suppose the
price of a steer or two doesn't worry
you a hair's worth."
"From Is right," Dave replied. "I'm
from them, an' I ain't goin' back. As
for money well, I spent my last nickel
fqr breakfast, so I've got to line up a
job before noon."
The stranger extended his hand
"Shake," he said. "I like you. You're
no squealer, anyway. My name Is Con
ward. Yours?"
Dave told his name and shook
hands. Conward offered his cigarette
box, and the two smoked for a few
moments In silence.
"What kind of a job do you want?"
Conward asked at length.
"Any kind that pays a wage," said
"1 know the fellow that runs an
employment agency down here," Con-
w'ard answered. "Let's go down. Per
haps I can put you in right."
Conward spoke to the manager of
the employment agency and Intro
duced Dave.
"Nothing very choice on tap today,'
said the employment man. "Yo can
handle horses, I suppose?"
"I guess I can," said Dave, "some.
"I can place you delivering coal.
Thirty dollars a month, and you board
with the boss."
"I'll take It," said Dave.
The boss proved to be one Thomas
Metford. He owned half a dozen
teams and was engaged in the cartage
business, specializing on coal. He was
a man of big frame, big head, and a
vocabulary appropriate to the pur
poses to which he applied It. Among
his other possessions were a wife, nu
merous children and a bouse and barn,
In which he boarded his beasts of bur
den, including in the term his horses,
his men and his wife, In the order of
their valuation. The children were a
by-product, valueless until such time
as they also would be able to work.
Dave learns lesson No.
from Conward.
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Fine workmanship. Prompt mall service.
Mohuwk Ulclg,. Portland, Ore,
Dr. UBo'VT'CrocKwell,' VpaViitliai 111
Female Discuses 704-6 Dekum Wilg,
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inations end specialize In flrat-clnsa dent
istry at reasonable fees. Dr. A. W. Keen,
Dr. E. W. Prehn, Majestic Theatre Bldg.,
35U4 Washington Bt.. rortland, Oregon,
Vv7fteys"'fir prices. Pioneer Paint Co.,
18e First Bt., Portland. ,
fiostnge on nmall parcels. California Plat
ng Works. 814 2nd St.. Portland,
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S A FES Fire and burglar
Eroof aufes, new and second
and, at right prices, bought,
sold and exchanged.
1U5 Second Street. Portland.
with any kind of
plumbing supplies at wholesale prices.
We will gladly estimate cost of any Job.
Write for prices.
212Thlrd Bt Portlandj
Twenty-two Inch switch or transforma
tion, value ii. uu, price
IU 116 LJVnuiH 1IUB'
Youna men and women; best returns for
nm't Invested. Position when quultfled.
434 Railway Exchange Bldg., Portland.
The famous compound for tempering
ruzois without heat. Makes shaving a
delight. The Stratanum Co., ous unamDer
of Com.
Uf.nirM I'nr all sLoves and heaters.
Prompt attention to mall orders. Spokane
Stove & Furnace Repair Works, Spokane.
Rocky Mountain Teachers' Agency,
Frank K. Welles, ex-asst State Supt, mgr,
Portland, Or. Teachers placed promptly,
will hnv Fir Pitch In any Quantities.
We pay the freight and furnish the bar
rels. Correspondence solicited. North
western Turpentine Co., 1212 Gasco Bldg.
Portland, uregon.
At wholesale and retail. Mall orders
promptly filled. Smith's Wall Paper
House, lus-110 peconu eu., ruruauu.
A Moderately-Prlced Hotel of Merit
East Morrison St. and East Sixth
11.25 per Day. Two In a Room. 11.71.
With the Fingers!
Says Corns Lift Out
Without Any Pain
You reckless men and women who
iro pnsfprnd with corns and who have
al i,., week Invited an awful
death Iiuil im I. tv nr blood poison
are now told by a Cincinnati authority
to use a drug called freezone, which
the moment a few drops are applied
to any corn or callous the soreness Is
relieved and soon the entire corn or
callous, root and all, lifts off with the
Freezone dries the moment It Is ap
plied, and simply shrivels the corn or
callous without inflaming or even Ir
ritating the surrounding tissue or skin.
A small bottle of freezone will cost
very little at any of the drug stores,
but will positively rid one's feet of
every hard or soft corn or hardened
callous. If your druggist hasn't any
freezone he can get it at any whole
sale drug house for you. Adv.
Churchman's Good Advice.
Let "the brothers take care not to
appear longfaced, gloomy or overpious;
but let them be joyous about their
faith in God, laughing and good mix
ers. St. Francis of Assisi,
Light Waves' Pressure.
By the use ot delicate apparatus
which he invented a Russian scientist
has demonstrated that light waves ex
ert a measurable mechanical pres
sure. Polite Dismissal,
Verona and Effie were playing house
one day, when Bernice joined them.
They were not particularly anxious to
see her that day, and Verona said:
"Well, Bernice, you can be the cook,
and this is your day out."
For Constipation use a natural rem
edy. Garfield Tea is composed of care
fully selected herbs only. At all drug
stores. Adv.
Failure is but a mile post along the
trail of life, unless we call it the end
of the journey. Forbes Magazine.
JiLr Beals-Keep your Eyes
ill 1 Stron8 d Healthy. If
S4Li 'heyTire, Smart, Itch, or
ifilintXTC Burn if So5- Irritated,
IUUK 1.1 U Inflamed or Granulated,
use Murine of tea Safe for Infant or Adult
At all Druggists. Write for Free Eye Book.
Marine Eye Remedy Company, Chicago, U. S. L
Are Y lkn17 Behnke-walker
Me 10B Outlined! BUSINESS COU-EGl
la the biggest, moat perfectly equips:
Buslaes Training School n the Nortk
west. Fit yourself for a klgher posltioi
with more money. Permanent poaltlona
asured our Graduates.
Write for aataJoc foarU aal TaaaaW
New Houston Hotel
Sixth and Everett Stk. Portland. Ore.
fear blocks from Union Depot Tw Mot
treat New PottoOee, Modem and tram
Orm too evtside rooms Rates 7le as H.0O
P. C MORGAN, Uuanr.
P. N. U.
No. 9, 1920