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Brief Resume Most Important
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Events of Noted People, Government
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
The Toklo war office announces the
Imminent signature of a Russo-Japanese
, agreement. It will concede vir
tually all the Japanese demands, It Is
The supreme court recessed Monday
until May 17 without handing down a
decision on the constitutionality of the
prohibition amendment and the en
An Increase from 2 to 3 cents a
copy, effective May 3, was announced
by the Detroit News and the Detroit
Journal, evening papers. Increased
production cost is given as the reason.
General Pershing Friday kissed
more than a score of pretty young
Balboa girls in the course of his In
spection of Panama canal activities,
afterward presenting them with a cup
as a reward for war work.
The police barracks at Gortin, Coun
ty Tyione, Ireland, was burned Sat
urday morning by 40 armed men who
held up the village and prevented in
terference. The police buildings at
Plumbridge also were burned.
"The stock of gold coin In the treas
ury has been depleted to such an ex
tent that Immediate resumption of
gold coinage has become imperative,
congresB was informed by Raymond
T. Baker, director of the mint.
An Indictment charging Charles W.
Morse with violating the shipping
board act, which prohibits the sale of
American registered vessels to for
eigners, was returned by the New
York federal grand jury Monday.
When Mrs, G. F.'Johnson of Yakima,
Wash., surprised two burglars at work
In her home they thrust her Into a
closet and nailed up the door before
fleeing. She was released some time
afterward by a telephone employe.
Ruth Taylor, aged 8, and Ruby
Moger, 7, school girls, were struck by
lightning and killed Monday afternoon
at a schoolhouse near Dunning, Neb.
The building was demolished but none
of the other occupants was Injured.
W. G. Lee, president of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen at Cleve
land, 0., announced Monday night that
01 charters of local lodges have been
revoked because members participated
in an unauthorized strike of switch'
A picturesque pageant, commemor
ating the establishment of the Hud
son's Bay company, 250 years ago
took place at Winnipeg, Man., on the
Red river Monday. It epitomized in
every possible way the company's ac
Henry Jones Ford, professor of poll
tics at Princeton university, and James
Duncan of Quincy, Mass., a former
vice-president of the American Feder
ation of Labor, have been nominated
by President Wilson to be members of
the Interstate commerce commission.
Fifty-one persons were killed and
approximately 100 injured by a tor
nado which swept away Peggs, Okla.,
a small town in Cherokee county, Sun
day night, according to reports sent
to Muskogee, Okla., by relief workers.
Many of the injured are seriously hurt,
the reports said.
Thomas Morris, aged 126 years, died
Saturday morning at the home of
Charles Mitten, ranchman, eight miles
northeast of Ansley, Neb, He was
born In Borreu, North Wales, January
15, 1794. The aged man never married
and was a cobbler for 100 years. He
came to this country in 1871.
May day passed In Paris with
series of small riots and disorders in
which at least three persons were
killed, one of them a woman, and
many wounaeu, out witnout the dec
laration of a nation-wide general strike
which the uniou workers expected
from the general federation of labor,
One of New York's largest dopart
ment stores inserted advertisements
In Monday's newspapers announcing
that it would attempt "to break the
backbone of high prices" by offering
Us stock valued at $20,000,000 at a
reduction of 20 per cent The only
goods excluded will be about $50,000
worth of merchandise purchased under
price restrictions which cannot be
STATE NEWS t
IN BRIEF. I
Salem. Miss Pauline Kline, of Cor-
vallls, will be reappointed as a mem
ber of the board of Inspectors of child
labor when her present term expires
on May 21, according to announcement
made by Governor Olcott.
Roseburg. Cold weather in early
April damaged the peach crop mater
ially. It is believed that not more than
half a normal crop will be harvested.
Peaches are the only fruit damaged
according to fruitgrowers.
Salem. Plans for the banquet which
will be held on the closing day of the
Oregon Jersey breeders' Jubilee to be
held here early in May have been com
pleted, and It is predicted that more
than 200 persons Interested in this
Industry will be in attendance.
Medford. A deal has just been com
pleted by which the farm bureau of
Jackson county in its expansion cam
paign takes over the two warehouses
and six lots adjacent to the Southern
Paciflo railroad tracks, from the
Rogue River Co-operative Fruit asso
ciation. The consideration was $12,
400. Salem. Sugar prices, together with
the high cost of labor and the loss of
fruits caused by last winter's freeze
will play an important part in the
sale of this year's crop of loganberries
in the Willamette valley, according to
statements made by prominent fruit
growers at a meeting held here re
cently. Salem. London buyers who have
been In Marion county for several days
have closed a number of contracts
whereby they will pay 50 cents a pound
for hops, subject to fall delivery. For
next year's crop the buyers have of
fered 40 cents and for the following
season's crop an offer of 35 cents has
Albany. The road over the Cascade
mountains by way of the San tiam pass
will be improved from Cascadia to
Fish Lake in the next few weeks so
hat autos may travel without difficulty
this summer to Fish lake and Clear
lake, which are near the summit of
the, mountains about 77 miles south
east of Albany.
Albany. The construction of a new
railroad bridge at Albany to carry
trains of the Albany-Yaquina branch
of the Southern Pacific across the
Willamette river has been resumed
This work was begun last summer but
was not completed before high water.
It Is expected that the bridge will be
finished successfully this summer.
Salem. H. G. Schulderman has Is
sued a warning to the public against
having any dealings with certain for
eign companies or associations com
monly known as "declarations of trust"
or "common law trusts," unless an
investigation has first been made with
reference to the legal and financial
status of the corporations or associa
Salem, Offers of 15 cents a pound
for Willamette valley loganberries
have been received by the owners of
three large tracts of this fruit In this
vicinity. The growers are not included
In the Marion county pool and are free
to dispose of their product independent
of the agreement reached at a meeting
of producers and buyers held here
Salem. Lone Maple ranch, compris
ing 128 acres, near Rosedale, a few
miles south of Salem, was sold to
Young & Matson, residents of Marlon
county. The consideration was $80;
000. Approximately 115 acres of the
ranch is in bearing prunes, while five
acres Is In pears. Besides a fine dwel
ling, the property is equipped with a
large drier and barn.
Salem. Frank J. Jirak, until re
cently stationed at Fort Stevens, ar
rived here Thursday to serve as ser
geant instructor of the Oregon national
guard under the direction of Adjutant-
General White. Mr. Jirak came here
under orders of the western depart
ment of the army. Although he will
be compelled to travel over the entire
state, he will make his headquarters
Salem. The Famous Players-Lasky
corporation, organized under the laws
of New York, has filed with J. H,
Schulderman, state corporation com
missioner, certificate of increase of
capital Btock from $1,000,000 to $22,-
500,000. The Oregon Knitting Mills
with headquarters in Portland, has
been incorporated by Max Green,
Adolph Phillips and Phillip Phillips.
The capital stock is $20,000.
Salem. The Union and Baker coun
ty forest fire patrol associations are to
be divided into two separate organiza
tions, according to F. A. Elliott, state
forester, who returned here last week
from La Grande and Baker where he
attended a meeting ot the association,
Mr. Elliott lays the people of eastern
Oregon are much Interested in forest
fire prevention and more men will be
placed in the field there this year than
CHAPTER X. Continued.
Their eyes met, and each of them
knew what it meant. It meant an
nouncement to her mother that she
had met Dave downtown. It meant
perhaps a supposition on her mother's
part that dhe had gone downtown for
that purpose. It was far-reaching.
But she said simply, "I should enjoy
driving home with you."
On the way they planned that the
following Sunday they would drive
into the foothills together. Of course
they would ask . Mrs. Hardy to accom
pany them. Of course. But it might
happen that Mrs. Hardy would be in
disposed. Irene was of the opinion that
what her mother needed now was rest
As it happened Mrs. Hardy was at
the gate. She greeted Dave cordially
enough. Encouraged by her mood,
Irene determined to settle the Sun
day program at once.
"Dave was good enough to bring me
up in his car," she said. "And just
think 1 He invites us to drive into the
foothills with him next Sunday. Will
you come? It will be delightful Or
are you feeling"
"Mr. Elden is very kind," said Mrs.
Hardy, with dignity. "I have no doubt
Mr. Conward will accompany us. He
is to call this evening and I will ask
him. . . . Yes, I think It very likely
we will go."
The summer wore on, and autumn
followed on its heels. The processes
which had been discerned by Conward
and other astute operators were now
apparent to the mob which forever
follows in the wake of the successful,
but usually at such a distance as to
be overwhelmed in the receding flood
The forces .which had built up fabu
lous fortunes were now in reverse
gear, and the same mechanism that
had built up was now tearing down.
As the boom had fed upon itself, car
rying prices to heights justifiable only
to the most insane optimism, so did
the subsequent depression bear down
upon values until they reached depths
justifiable only to the most abandoned
despondency. The rosy bubble, inflat
ed with the vapors of irresponsible
speculation, had dissolved into thin
Mrs. Hardy was among the last to
admit that she hod bought on an
ebbing tide. She contended that her
house was well worth the price she
had paid; what if speculation had
come to a stop? So much the better;
her house was still worth its price,
She would stand firm.
Mrs. Hardy consulted Conward. It
had grown to be her habit to consult
Conward on all matters in which she
found an Interest.
"How is it, Mr.' Conward," Mrs,
Hardy said to him one evening over
her fancy work for she practiced an
Indefatigable industry in matters of
no importance "how is it that there
la no demand for property? You are
a real-estate expert; you should be
able to answer that. Isn't this city
as good today os It was a year ago?
Doesn't it occupy the same site? Are
not the farms still producing?"
"That's just It; dear Mrs. Hardy
Why, Indeed? Simply because the
booster has given way to the calamity
howler. Its psychological explanation
is simple enough. The world lives by
faith. Without faith there would be
neither seedtime nor harvest. That is
true of raising cities as well as of
raising crops. But there are always
those who ridicule faith ; always were,
always will be. And as soon as faith
disappears, things begin to sink.'
"Ah 1" said Mrs. Hardy gently. "So
we owe all this these empty houses
and shops, unsalable property and ev
erything to those who have lost
faith or never had it To men like
Mr. Elden, for instance. You remem
ber how he tried to discourage me
from the very first tried . to break
down my faith that was it, Mr. Con
ward I see it all very plainly now
and he and others like him have
brought things to their present pass.
Well, they have a great responsibil
As a result of this discussion Dave
found himself rather less popular
with Mrs. Hardy than before. Dave
accepted her displeasure with a llght
heartedness that was extremely trying
to the good woman's temper. Had it
not been for his desire to spare Irene
any unhapplness he would have treat
ed it with open flippancy. He was
engaged in the serious business of
capturing the heart of Irene Hardy
a task made none the easier by the
self-imposed condition that he must
conduct no offensive but must await
with such patience as he could com-
nand the voluntary capitulation of the
jesleged. On, the whole he told hlm
telf he had no reason to be dissatisfied
ith the progress of events. He and
Irene often motored together, frequent-
y accompanied by Mrs. Hardy, some-
.lraes by Conward as well, but occa-
ilonally alone. And Irene made no se
cret of the fact that she preferred the
trips in which only she and Dave par
The gradual shrinkage of values
to the vanishing point Imposed upon
Dave nmnv business duties which
he would very gladly have evaded. The
Ifllce of Conward & Elden. which had
By Robert J.C. Stead
kitchener, and oilier poems
once been besieged by customers eager
to buy, was now a center of groups no
less eager to sell; and when they
could not sell they contrived to lay
the blame upon the firm which had
originally sold to them. Although, for
the most part, these were men and
women who had bought purely from
the gambler's motive, they behaved
toward the real-estate dealer as
though he had done them an injustice
when the finger of fertune turned up
a loss instead of a profit. For such
people Dave had little sympathy, and
if they persisted in their murmurings
he told them so with becoming frank
Then there was Merton, the wid
ower with sick lungs and the mother
less boy, who had brought, his little
savings to the West in the hope of
husbanding out his life in the dry,
clear atmosphere and saving his son
from the white death that had already
invaded their little family. With a
cruelty almost unbelievable Conward
had talked this man into the purchase
of property so far removed from the
city as to possess no value except
as farm land; and the little savings
which were to ward off sickness and
death, or, if that could not be, minis
ter modest comfort in the declining
hours of life, had been exchanged for
property which, even at the time of
the transaction, was valueless and un
Merton had called on Dave with re
spect to his Investment. Dave had at
first been disposed to tell him frankly
that the property, for which he had
paid twenty dollars a foot, was barely
worth that much an acre. But a sec
ond look at the man changed his pur
"I know you were stung, Merton,"
he said, "shamelessly stung. You are
one of those unsuspecting fellows who
think everybody Is going to play fair
with them. You belong to the class
who keep all kinds of rogues and
scoundrels in easy circumstances. You
might almost be charged with being
accessories. Now, just to show how
I feel about It how much did you pay
for those lots?"
"Three thousand dollarsr It was all
"Of course it was. If you had had
more you would have paid more.
suppose Conward justified himself
"I Think You Are Absolutely Inno
cent," He Said Gravely.
with the argument that if he didn't
take your easy money someone else
would, which Is doubtless true. But
just to show you how I feel about it
I'll buy those lots from you, for three
"I can't do it, Mr. Elden; I can't
do It," said Merton, and there was
moisture on his cheeks. "That would
be charity and I can't take it. But
I'm much obliged. It shows you're
square, Mr. Elden, and I hold no ill
will to you."
"Well, can I help you In some way
you will accept? I'm afraid I don't
mean to be unkind, but we may as
well be frank I'm afraid you won't
need help very long."
Merton answered as one who has
made up his mind to the inevitable,
and Dave thought better of him. This
little wreck of a man this child In
business matters could look dea. In
the face without a quiver.
"Not so long," he said. "I felt ever
so much better when I came here
first; I thought I was really going to
be well again. But when I found what
a mistake I had made I began to wor
ry, not for myself, you know, but the
boy, and 'worry is Just what my
trouble lives on. I have been work
ing a little, and boarding out, and the
boy is going to school. But I can't do
heavy work, and work of any kind Is
hard to get I find I can't keep going
Merton looked with dreamy eyes
through the office window, while Dave
was turning over the hopelessness of
his position and Inwardly cursing a
system which made sucli conditions
possible. Society protects the phys
ically weak from the physically
strong; the physical highwayman usu
ally gets his deserts; but the mental
highwayman preys upon the weak and
the inexperienced and the unorganized,
and Society votes him a good citizen
and a success.
"I had a plan," Merton continued,
1 ball apologetically, as though his plan
aia mm little credit "l baa a plan,
but it can't be worked out I have
been trying to raise a little money on
my lots, but the mortgage people Just
look at me."
"What Is your plan?" said Dave
kindly. "Any plan, no matter how
bad, is always better than no plan."
"I thought," said Merton timidly
"I thought if I could build a little
shack on the lots I could live there
with the boy and we could raise a
very fine garden. The soil is very fer
tile and at least we should uot starve.
And the gardening would be good for
me, and I could perhaps keep some
chickens and work out at odd jobs as
well But it takes money to build
even a very small shack."
'How much money?" demanded
"If I had a hundred dollars"
"Bring your title to me tomorrow;
to me personally, you understand. Til
advance you five hundred dollars."
Merton sprang up, and there was
more enthusiasm in his eyes than had
seemed possible. "You will? But I
don't need that much"
"Then use the surplus to live on."
So the Merton affair was straight
ened away in a manner which left
Dave more at peace with his con
science. But another event, much
more dramatic and far-reaching in its
effects upon his life, was already ripe
for the enacting.
There were cases that could not
be turned away with a sharp answer.
Bert Morrison, for instance. Bert had
never mentioned her "Investment"
since the occasion already recorded.
She greeted Dave with the sociability
due to their long-standing friendship ;
and her calm avoidance of the subject
hurt him more than the abuse of all
his irate patrons.
Business conditions had necessitated
unwonted economy in the office affairs
of Conward & Elden, as a result of
which many old employees had been
laid off and others had been replaced
by cheaper and less experienced labor.
Stenographers who had been- receiving
a hundred dollars a month could not
readily bring themselves to accept
fifty, and some of them had to make
way for new girls, fresh from the busi
ness colleges. Such a new girl was
Gladys Wardin pretty, likable, inex
perienced. . Her country home had
offered no answer to her ambitions,
and she had come to the city with
the most dangerous equipment a young
woman can carry an attractive face
and an unsophisticated confidence In
the goodness of humanity. Conward
had been responsible for her position
in the office, and Dave had given little
thought to her except to note that she
was a willing worker and of comely
Returning to the office one Saturday
evening Dave found Miss Wardin mak
ing up a bundle of paper, pencils and
carbon paper. She was evidently In
high spirits, and he smilingly asked
if she intended working at home over
"Oh, didn't Mr. Conward tell you?"
she answered, as though surprised that
the good news had been kept a secret.
"He is to spend a day or two at one
of the mountain hotels, and I am to go
along to do his correspondence. Isn't
it Just lovely? I have so wanted to go
to the mountains, but never felt that
I could afford it. And now I can com
bine business with pleasure."
The smile died out of Dave's eyes,
and his face became more set and
stern than she had .ever seen It
"Why, what's the matter, Mr. El
den,?" she exclaimed. "Is anything
He found It hard to meet her frank,
unsuspecting eyes ; hard to draw back
the curtains of the world so much that
those eyes would never again be quite
so frank and unsuspecting. "Miss
Wardin," he said, "did Conward tell
"What? About going to the moun
tains? Of course. He said he was
taking some work with him, and he
wondered if I would mind going along
to do it, and he would pay the ex
penses, and and " There was a
quick, hard catch in her voice, and she
seized Elden's arm violently. Her eyes
were big and round; her pretty face
had gone suddenly white.
"Oh, Mr. Elden, you don't think
you don't think that I that he
You wouldn t believe that"
"I think you are absolutely lnno-
ceut," he said, gravely, "but it's the
innocent thing that gets caught"
The girl had broken Into violent
tears. "Whatever shall I do? What
can I do?" she moaned. "Oh, why
didn't somebody tell me? What can
He let her passion run on for a few
minutes, and then he sought, as gently
as he could, to win her back to some
composure. "Some one has told you,
he said "in time. You don't have to
go. Don't be afraid of anything Con
ward may do. I will settle this score
She controlled herself, but when she
spoke again her voice had fear and
shame in it. "I I hate to tell you,
Mr. Elden, but I must tell you I I
took I let him give me some money
to buy things. He said maybe I was
short of money and I would want to
buy some new clothes and he would
pay me extra, in advance and he
gave me fifty dollars and and I've
spent it I"
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Tricks of the Trade.
Lawyer (to fair client, a defend
ant) "When a young juror looks at
you, weep ; when an old one looks at
you, flirt." 4
"All the world's a stage," and yet
some people look upon the revolving
stage as a modern idea.
Dr. Geo. W. Cruckwell,
Female Diseases 704-6 Dekum Bids.
PAINTS AND WALL PAPEB
Write us (or Dilces. Pioneer Faint Co,
186 First St.. Portland.
PLATING NICKEL ANDSILVER
Write today tor prices we pay return
jostage on small parcels. California Plat
ne Works, 214 2nd St.. Portland.
We can supply you with any kind of
..n.htr.v aunniipa nt wholesale prices.
We will gladly estimate cost of any Job.
Write for prices.
STARK-DA Via CO.,
188-190 4th St., oruana
Vouna men and women: best return for
am't Invested. Position when qualinea.
434 Railway Exchange Bidg,, Portland.
The famous compound for tempering
razors without heat. Makes shaving; a
delight. The Stratanum Co., u inamoer
elo the appearance or
Twenty-two Inch switch or transforma
tion, value '-.8' "in.
400 to 412 Dekum Bldg.
Repairs for an stoves aim
Prompt attention to mall orders. Spokane
Stove & FurnaRepjilrWork8, Spokane.
TAILOR FOR PAPITJCjJLAREOPLE
'TfvouwanT'up-to-date suits see M.
Welnsteln. Satisfaction guaranteed. 410
Stark St., Portland,Jre. ;
T E A C HE R S; AG E NCY
Enroll free. Frank K. Welles, former Asst
State Supt., mgr. NW. bank bid. Portland.
At wholesale and retail.
promptly filled. Smith's
House, 108-110 Second St.,
Lizard's Eyelid Transparent.
There Is a lizard living in the Trans
Caspian desert that has the lower eye
lid fused with the upper; it is trans
parent, and like a window, lets in
light, but excludes sand.
For Somnolent Smokers.
A cigar held between the second
and third fingers, above the second
joints, will not drop from the smok
er's hand if he falls asleep. New
MARKETING BY PARCEL POST
Not All Farm Products Lend Them
selves to Practice Saving Can
Be Made With Some.
While it may be attractive to a city
dweller to believe that he can have a
vegetable garden grown for him 100
miles or 150 miles away, place his
orders for the cost of a stamp, and
have the produce delivered at his door,
it should be remembered the United
States department of agriculture
points out that not all farm products
lend themselves to direct marketing
by parcel post. Usually It is Imprac
ticable to market such heavy products
as potatoes by parcel post, whereas
otrirg hnttnr flniiRnciv Twwltrv mnnv
BBu, . n ', i ,
vegetables, and nut meats may fre
quently be shipped with profit and at
a saving to the purchaser. In general
the greater the value per pound tle
more favorable is the chance for
direct marketing. "
NATURE SELF-PRUNES TREES
Pruning Is Often Paying Practice In
Farm Timber Tracts of Valuable '
When trees are properly spaced, na
ture "self prunes" the lower branches.
But In farm timber tracts of small
pines and with valuable kinds of trees,
pruning is often a- paying practice,
say forestry specialists of the United
States department of agriculture, if
it is aone auring tne siacK time oi
SEED HOUSES ARE RELIABLE
Occasionally Concern Found That Can
not Resist Temptation of -
k , t T J
The majority of the seed houses are
reliable and trustworthy, but occasion
ally a concern cannot resist the temp
tation of mixing common, inferior and
good seed together and selling it as
first-class grade. .
NAME 'BAYER' MEANS
Get relief without fear as
u ; r
"Damn. IPhVIa,. , A.n.tnH nAn.
ulne must be marked with the safety
"Bayer Cross." Then you are getting
the true, world-famous Aspirin, pre
scribed by physicians for over 18 years.
Always buy an unbroken package of
"Bayer Tablets of Aspirin," which con
tains proper directions to safely relieve
Celds, Headache, Toothache, Earache,
Neuralgia, Lumbago, Rheumatism,
Neuritis, Joint Pains, and Pain gener
ally. . ...
Handy tin boxes of twelve tablets
cost but a few cents. Druggists also
sell larger "Bayer" packages. Aspirin
is the trade mark of Bayer Manufac
ture of Monoacetlcacidester ot Salicy
The Safety Razor
Cqtkrora Soap thw without mag. EverrwtMn Be.