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Events of Noted People, Government
and Pacific Northwest, and Otber
Things WortlSKnowlng .
King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of
Belgium went to England by airplane
Sunday. They landed at Farnborough
in Kent, flying from Brussels In 3
hours and 67 minutes.
Five robbers Monday held up the
store rooms of a former Kansas City
saloon keeper and drove away with
two truckloads of whisky. The liquor
was valued at $20,000.
Milwaukee bread pripes were raised
Monday by 180 bakers, members of
the Master Bakers' association. Small
loaves cost 11 cents, large loaves 16
cents and Tolls 18 cents.
Two constables of the Timoleamue
(Cork, Ireland) police station were
Bhot dead on patrol duty Monday by
men in ambush. At Bandon Sergeant
Flynn was shot dead and another con
Captain Lowell H. Smith broke the
world's altitude record for an airplane
carrying a pilot and three passengers
Monday when he, ascended 17,100 feet
at El Centro, Cal. The plane was in
the air two hours and 40 minutes.
Only about 861,000 acres of winter
wheat will be harvested in Colorado
this year, compared with 1,064,000
affres last year, according to estimates
of the Colorado co-operative crop re
porting service, announced this week.
John Buchanan, 34, a farmer living
at the home of his brother near Albion,
Neb., Friday shot and killed Mrs.
Grace Chapman, mother-in-law of his
brother, and then killed himself. The
killing of Mrs. Chapman was without
Governor Marcus Holcomb, of Con
necticut, replying to the request made
by the "flying squadron" of suffragists
representing the 48 states, again has
declined to call a special session of
the Connecticut legislature to act on
the woman suffrage amendment.
A vote by Thursday or Friday on
the resolution to end the status of
war with Germany and Austria Is the
aim of senate leaders In arranging to
call up the resolution. Republicans
plan to keep It continually before the
Benate until the vote Is reached.
President Wilson reviewed the sea
son's opening circus parade Monday
from the east portico of the whlto
house. Seated in a chair, he laughed
at the antics of the clowns and several
times removed his cap in acknowledg
ement of the greetings by the circus
Net Income of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railroad in 1919 to-
tuled $7,643,045, equivalent to $6.57 a
share on the preferred stock, accord'
Ing to the annual report, made public
Monday. This compared with Income
of $6,241,509, or $5.36 on preferred
stock in 1918.
Fred II. Derfus, assistant chief pro
bation officer of the juvenile court,
Cincinnati, Saturday sent back to his
parents in Bay City, Mich., a 15-year
old boy who was taken into custody
on a charge of attempting to steal an
elephant. The boy's parents are prom
inent Bay City citizens and the offi
cers refused to divulge his name.
Madge Anna Sawyer, 21, Seattle,
Wash., a bride of two months, Mon
day shot and killed her husband,
Howard I. Siiwyor, a mechanical en
gineer, on their cruising motorboat
moored in Lake Union, here. Mrs.
Sawyer told the police she and her
husband had been quarreling. She
shot nieroly to frighten him, she said
Federal Investigators have deter
mined that the Utah-Idaho Sugar com
pany with headquarters in Salt Lake
City, by selling BUgar at 22.75 cents a
pound wholesale, to which price it was
raised May 1 from 13 cents, are reallz
Ing a net profit of $14.15 a hundred
pound sack, United States District At
torney Isaac Blair Evans announced.
Winter wheat production this year
was forecast Saturday at 484.647,000
bushels by the department of agrleul
ture, which based Its estimates on con
ditions prevailing May 1. The crop
Bhowed a slight Improvement from
April 1, the forecast of production be
ing 1,030,000 bushels larger than ei
tlmated a month ago. Compared with
last year's crop, the prospective wheat
crop has been reduced 33.8 per cent
IN BRIEF. J
Medford. The Russ mill in this city
has been taken over by the Monarch
Seed and Feed company, Leo J. Misch-
ke, president from Ralph W. Elden of
Central Point who has operated it for
the last two years.
Cove. French Bros., dealers in
thorough-bred sheep, and their mother,
Mrs. Adelaide McKennon, of Clarks-
vllle, Ark., completed the sale of their
680-aore farm, one mile out of Cove,
Saturday to Steward McAnish and
Bona, J. S. and L. B.
Salem. Mrs. May Gordon reported
to the police Friday night the theft
of 4000 loganberry tips. Mrs. Gordon
had cut the tips for market. Sheriff
Needham sent out a warning advising
ail persons who are accosted by ven
dors of loganberry tips to notify his
Salem. Due to the fact that only
one squadron of airplanes will be as
signed to the Pacific coast for forest
fire patrol work during the summer of
1920, and that this patrol will be con
fined to California, F. A. Elliott, state
foreBter, has started arranging his
field forces for the coming season.
Salem. Because the state highway
department is alleged to have in
fringed upon paving patents of Warren
Brothers in disregard of a legal opin
ion submitted by Attorney-General
Brown the state now faces the pos
sibility of having to pay tothe cor
poration approximately $240,000 in
Baker. After a three days' visit in
Baker, during which time they have
inspected dairies which are furnishing
milk to the city grocery stores, meat
markets, restaurants and grills, F. M,
Phillips and W. B. Duncan, deputies
of the Oregon dairy and food com
mission, report that they have found
conditions in this district "fair."
Salem. Because the city of Salem
apparently has shown no disposition
to pay outstanding warrants dating
back as far as 1914, and in some in
stances has not paid the interest on
these obligations local bankers have
notified the council that they do not
take kindly to the idea of advancing
money for street Improvements dur
ing the present year.
Tillamook. The measure for higher
education and elementary schools and
the 4 per cent road amendment were
unanimously indorsed Tuesday night
at a business meeting and banquet in
the Tillamook hotel of the Tillamook
County Business Men's association.
which was largely attended by mer
chants an ddealers from all over the
Heppner. State Engineer Percy
Cupper was in Heppner last Friday
evening attending a meeting of the
board of directors of the John Day
irrigation district. A number of prob
lems were discussed with Mr. Cupper,
and it is believed the preliminary work
will soon make possible financing the
district for sufficient Junds to carry
on the first development work.
Salem. Sunday, May 16, has been
designated as educational day In a
proclamation issued by J. A. Churchill,
state superintendent of public instruc
tion. Ministers throughout the state
will be asked to arrange special edu
cational programs or to devote one of
their sermons to an explanation of
the educational measures to be voted
on at the special election on May 21,
Hood River. All embargoes against
movement of freight are lifted and the
Apple Growers' association Is rushing
shipment of apples in an effort to
clean up the 80 carloads remaining
here. While the fruit, of Newtown va
riety and in good condition, will keep
for an indefinite time, the agency
wishes to complete the deal and be
ready for the strawberry harvest,
which will begin the latter part of
Safim. Oregon will not get any
captured German field guns or other
confiscated war equipment until con
gress passes an act providing for the
distribution of this class of material,
according to a telegram received at
the executive office from P. C. Harris
of the adjutant-general's office at
Washington. One bill is now before
congress, however which, if passed,
will allow Oregon a number of guns of
77 caliber and above.
Arrangements have been completed
for Increasing the size of the Tumalo
fish hatchery near Bend, and buildlnc
brooding ponds and dikes, as the re
sult of a trip made by Wardens Burgh
duff and Clanton and Gama Commis
sioner Gill over the week end. The
party also visited Twin lakes, south of
Bend, to investigate conditions pre
venting steelhead and' eastern brook
trout planted there from spawning,
The lakes have no spawning grounds,
so it will be necessary to continue
planting and stocking them by artifi
cial propagation. Steelheads planted
several years ago now weigh from five
to ten pounds.
IN TRAIN WRECK
Electric Cars Hit Head-On Near
TWO CHILDREN DEAD
Front Coach, Lifted Into Air, Sweeps
Along Floor of Other, Pinning
and Crushing Victims
Portland. Eight persons, three of
them women and two of them little
children, were killed and 38 other per
sons were injured Sunday .when two
fast-moving Southern Pacific red elec
tric trains met head-on near Bertha
station, just outside the city limits of
Four of the injured were so seriously
hurt that they may die.
The failure of an engineer-motor-
man, long in the service of the com
pany, to obey orders, was the cause of
the wreck. This engineer, Silas K,
Willetts, of train 124, Inbound from
Hillsboro to Portland, died in his cab
as the two trains crashed.
His train, No. 124, ran past Bertha
station, where it was under orders to
pass train 107, the McMinnville pas
senger, outbound from Portland.'
It did not stop at Bertha at all, but
proceeded at high speed down about
half a mile of straight track beyond
that station toward Portland.
At the end of this tangent of straight
track the track starts to swing in a
curve around a high bank. This was'
the point where the two trains met
Train 107 from Portland, with three
cars, was just rounding this curve. The
inbound train, with two cars, had just
reached it. They met at high speed,
each engineer having time only to
throw on the emergency air before
Evidently each train had been hidden
from the engineer of the other until
they were within 200 or 300 feet of
each oter on the single track.
ine wrecic occurred at i:ss a. m,
The forward coach of the fast-going
train 124 from Hillsboro bored into and
through the vestibule of the forward
car of train 107, lifted It slightly and
shoved It partly off the track. But the
lifted end of this front car of the out
bound train from Portland sheared
through the forward car of train 124,
crushed the vestibule and continued on
for about a quarter car-length Into the
It was here that all the deaths oc
curred. .There were many people, In
cluding women and children, seated
near the front of the Inbound Hillsboro
car. The heavy steel bumper of the
other car, lifted as it was, slid along
the floor of their car, plowed into them
and crushed them. For the most part
they died there as they sat, poor, man
gled, twisted remnants of human be
This car in which they died was a
passenger coach. Usually on the red
electric trains of the Southern Pacific
the Bmoker and. baggage car Is at the
head of the train. This was the case
with train 107.
But on train 124, composed of only
two cars, this order was reversed. The
day coach, with many women and chil
dren aboard it, was first and the smok
Those killed In Sunday's collision
near Portland were:
Mrs. Chas. A. Crooks, Hillsdale, Or.
Frederick J. Peebler, 304 Ross street,
Portland, an engineer who was off
Mrs. C. R. Arundell, Dosch station,
Robert Arundell, 4, Dosch station,
Fleufot Dosch Josselyn, 7, Dosch sta
Silas K. Willetts, engineer ot in
bound train, 868 East Kelly street,
Newton Hoover, Beaverton, Or.
Ina L. Hatch, Hillsdale, Or.
Ten Held for Mall Fraud.
Kansas City, Mo. William H.
Woods, a resident of Chicago, was in
dicted Jointly with nine other per
sons by a federal grand jury here
Saturday on 36 counts,, charging use
ot the malls to defraud In selling land.
Nearly 2000 persons in Missouri,
Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Michigan,
according to District Attorney Wil
son, nave been victimized for an
amount totaling approximately $200,
Poles Win Way to Kiev.
Warsaw. Polish cavalry entered the
city of Kiev Saturday morning on the
heels ot the retreating bolshevlki. The
Infantry kept up its advance towards
Kiev, cavalry detachments keeping
contact with the Infantry.
Copyright by Hirper A Brothers
CHAPTER X. Continued.
Elden swung on his heel and paced
the length ot the office in quick, sharp
strides. When be returned to where
Miss Wardln stood, wrapped about In
her misery, his fists were clenched and
the veins stood out on the back of his
"Scoundrel!" he muttered. "Scoun
drel 1 And I have been tied to him. I
have let him bind me ; I have let him
set the standards. " Well, now I know
him." There was a menace In his last
words that frightened even Gladys
Wardln, well though she knew the
menace was not to her, but ranged in
'Here," he said, taking some bills
from his pocket. "You must tell him
you can't go tell him you won't go;
you must return his money. I will
lend you what you need. Don't be
afraid. I will go with you"
"But I can't take your money,
either, Mr. Elden," she protested. "I
can't stay here any longer. I will have
no job and I can't pay you back. You
see I can't take it, even from you.
What a fool I wasl For a few
"You will continue to work for
me," he said.
She shook her head. "No, I can't. I
can't. I can't work anywhere near
"Yon won't need to. The firm of
Conward & Elden will be dissolved at
once. I have always felt that there
was something false In Conward-
something that wouldn't stand test
Now I know."
There was a sound of a key in the
street door, and Conward entered.
Conward paused as he entered the
room. He had evidently not expectea
to find Elden there, but after a mo
ment of hesitation he nodded cordially
to his partner. '
"Almost ready, Miss Wardln?" he
asked, cheerily. "Our train goes In
He took his watch from his pocket
and consulted It.
Dave's eyes were fixed on the girt
He wondered whether, in this testing
moment, she would fight for herself or
lean weakly on him as her protector.
Her answer reassured him.
"It makes no difference when It
goes, Mr. Conward. I'm not going on
It." Her voice trembled nervously,
but there was no weakness In it. The
money which Dave had given her was
still crumpled in her hand. She ad
vanced to where Conward stood vague
ly trying to sense the situation, and
held the bills before him. "Here Is
your money, Mr. Conward," she said.
Why, what dotes this mean?"
'Here Is your money. Will yon
take It, please?"
No, I won't take It until you ex
She opened her fingers and the bills
fell to the floor. "All right," she said.
Conward's eyes had shifted to Dave.
"You are at the bottom of this, Elden,"
he said. "What does it mean?"
"It means, Conward,'! Dave an
swered, and there was steel In his
voice "It means that after all these
years I have discovered what a cur
you are just In time to balk you, at
least in this instance."
Conward flushed, but he maintained
an attitude of composure. "You've
been drinking, Dave," he said. "I
meant no harm to Miss Wardln."
"Don't make me call you a liar as
well as a cur."
The word cut through Conward's
mask of composure. "Now by God 1 I
won't take that from any man!" he
shouted, and with a swing of his arms
threw his coat over his shoulders.
Dave made no motion, and Conward
slowly brought bis coat back to posi
tion. "I was right," said Dave, calmly. "I
knew yon wouldn't fight. You think
more of your skin than you do of your
honor. Well It's better worth protec
"If this girl were not here" Con
ward protested. "I will not fight "
"Oh, I will leave," said Miss Wardln
with alacrity. "And I hope he soaks
you well,"-' she shot back, as the door
closed behind her.
But by this time Conward had as
sumed a superior attitude. "Dave,1
he said, "I won't fight over a quarrel
of this kind. But remember, there are
some things In which no man allows
another to Interfere. Least ot all such
a man as you. There are ways of get
ting back, and I'll get back."
"Why 'such a man as me? I know I
haven't been much of a moralist in
business matters I've been in the
wrong company for that but I draw
"Oh, you're fine stuff, all right.
What would your friend Miss Hardy
think if I told her all I know?"
"Yon know nothing that could affect
Miss Hardy's opinion."
"Its too bad your memory Is so
poor," Conward sneered. "Why were
your lights off that night I passed your
car? Oh, I guess you remember 1 What
will Miss Hardy think ot that?"
For a moment Dave was unable to
follow Conward's thought. Then his
mind reached back to that night he
drove Into the country with Bert Mor
rison, when on the brow of a hill he
switched off his lights that they might
better admire the majesty, of the
heavens. That Conward should place
an evil interpretation upon that inci
dent was a thing so monstrous, so al
together" beyond argument, that Dave
fell back upon the basic human meth
od reserved for such occasions. His
fist leaped forward, and Conward
crumpled up before It. '
Conward lay stunned for a few min
utes, then, with returning conscious
ness, he tried to sit up. Dave helped
him to a chair. Blood flowed down his
face, and as he began to realize what
had occurred it was joined with- tears
of pain, rage, humiliation.
"You got that one on me, Elden," he
said, after a while. "But It was a
coward's blow. You hit me when I
wasn't looking. Very well. Two can
play at that game. I'll hit when you're
not looking . . . where you don't ex
pect It . . .where you can't hit back.
I know the stake you're playing for,
and I'm going to spoil It." He turned
his swollen, bloody face to Dave's, and
hatred stood up in his eyes as he ut
tered the threat. "I'll hit you, Dave,"
he repeated, "where you cun't hit
"Thanks for the warning," said El
den. "So Irene Hardy Is to be the
stake. All right, I'll sit In. And I'll
"You'll think you've won," returned
Conward, leeringly, "and then you'll
find out that you didn't. I'll present
her to you, Dave, like that." He lifted
a burnt match from an ash-tray and
held It before him.
Dave's impulse was to seize the
thick, flabby throat in his hands and
choke it lifeless. With a resolute ef
fort he turned to the telephone and
lifted the receiver.
"Send a car and a doctor to Conward
& Elden's office," he said when he had
got the desired number. "Mr. Con
ward has been hurt fell against a
"Ever Contemplate Marriage?" Said
Miss Morrison, With Disconcerting
desk, or something. Nothing serious,
but may need a stitch or two." Then,
turning to Conward: "It will depend
on you whether this affair gets to the
public on you and Miss Wardln.
Make your own explanations. And as
soon as you are able to be about our
partnership will be dissolved."
Conward was ready enough to adopt
Dave's suggestion that their quarrel
should not come to the notice of the
public, and Gladys Wardln, apparent
ly, kept her own counsel In the mat
ter. In a time when firms were going
out of business without even the for
mality' of Tin assignment, and others
were being absorbed by their competi
tors, the dissolution of the Conward &
Elden establishment occasioned no
more than passing notice. The ex
planation, "for business reasons,"
given to the newspapers, seemed suffi
cient. Irene Hardy found herself In a po
sition of increasing delicacy. Since the
day of their conversation In the tea
room Dave had been constant in his
attentions, but, true to his ultimatum,
had uttered no word that could in any
way be construed to be more or less
than platonlc. She had now no doubt
that she felt for Dave that attachment
without which ceremonies are without
nvall and with which ceremonies are
but ceremonies. And yet she shrank
from surrender. . . . And she knew
that some day she must surrender.
The situation was complicated by
conditions which Involved her mother
and Conward. It was apparent that
Conward's friendship for Mrs. Hardy
did not react to Dave's advantage.
Conward was careful to drop no word
In Irene's hearing that could be taken
as a direct reflection upon Dave, but
she was conscious of an influence, a
magnetism, it almost seemed, the
whole tendency of which was to pull
her away from Elden.
Mrs. Hardy had invested practically
all her little fortune In her house. The
small sum which had been saved from
that unfortunate investment had been
eaten up in the cost of furnishing and
maintaining the home. Doctor Hardy,
In addition to his good name, hnd left
his daughter some few thousand dol
lars of life insurance, and this was
the capital which was now supplying
Robert J. C. Stead
their daily needs. It, too, would soon
be exhausted, and Irene was confront
ed with the serious business of finding
a means of livelihood for herself and
She discussed her problem with Bert
Morrison, with whom she had formed
a considerable friendship. She won
dered whether she might be able to
get a position on one of the newspa
pers. "Don't think of it," said Bert "If
you want to keep a sane, sweet out
look on humanity, don't examine It too
closely. That's what we have to do In
the newspaper game, and that's why
we're all cynics. Keep out of it."
"But I must earn a living," Irene
"Ever contemplate marriage?" said
Miss Morrison, with disconcerting
The color rose In Irene's cheeks, but
she knew that her friend was discuss
ing a serious matter seriously. "Why,
yes," she admitted, "I have contem
plated it; In fact, I am contemplating
it. That's one of the reasons I want
to start earning my living. When I
marry I want to marry as a matter of
choice not because It's the only way
"Now you're talking," said Bert.
"And most of us girls who marry as a
matter of choice don't marry. I've
only known one man from whom a
proposal would set me thinking. And
he'll never propose to me not now.
Not since Miss Hardy came West."
"Oh," said Irene, slowly, "I'm I'm
so sorry I"
"It's all right," said Bert, looking
out of the window. "Just another ot
life's little bumps. We get used to
them in time. But you want a job.
Let me see; you draw, don't you?"
"Just for a pastime. I can't earn a
living that way."
"I'm not so sure. Perhaps not with
art in the abstract. You must commer
cialize it. If you, on the one hand,
can make a picture of the Rockies,
which you -can't sell, and, on the other,
can make a picture of a pair of shoes,
whlclj you can sell, which, as a woman
of good sense, in need of the simoleons
are you going to do? You're going to
draw the shoes and the pay-check.
Now I think I can gef you started that
way, on catalogue work and ad cuts.
Try your pencil on something any
thing at all and bring down a few
So Irene's little studio-room began
to take on a practical purpose. It was
work which called for form and pro
portion rather than color, and In these
Irene excelled. She soon found her
self with as much as she could do, in
addition to the duties of the house
hold, as maids were luxuries which
could no longer be afforded and her
mother seemed unable to realize that
they were net still living in the afflu
ence of Doctor Hardy's income. Tc
Irene, therefore, fell the work of th
house, as well as its support.
But her success in earning a llvlna
did not seem in the sllghtest degree
to clear the way for marriage. Sh
could not ask Dave to assume th
support of her mother; particularly
in view of Mrs. Hardy's behavloi
toward him, she could not ask that.
She sometimes wondered If Conward
For a long while she refused to com
plete the thought, but at length, why
not? Why shouldn't Conward marry
her mother? And what other purpose,
could he have In his continuous visits
to their home? Mrs. Hardy, although
no longer young, had by no means
surrendered all the attractions of her
sex, and Conward was sllnping by the
period where a young girl would be
his natural mate. If they should
marry Irene was no plotter, but It
did seem that such a match would
clear the way for all concerned. She
was surprised, when she turned it
over in her mind, to realize that Con
ward had won for himself such a place
in her regard that she could contem
plate such a consummation as very
much to be desired. Subconsciously,
rather than- from specific motive, she
assumed, a still more friendly attitude
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Meaning of "Selah."
The word Selah, which occurs so
frequently in the Psalms, Is usually be
lieved to be a direction to the mu
sicians who chanted the Psalms in the
temple. Mattheson, the great musical
critic, wrote a book on the subject, In
which, after rejecting a number of
theories, he enme to the conclusion that
It Is equivalent to the modern "da
capo," and Is a direction that the air or
Bong is to be repeated from the com
mencement to the part where the word
The banana is a perennial herba
ceous plant, growing from year to
year from an underground root stock
with a stem or stalk from 10 to 15
feet high above the ground. The plant
has drooping leaves, but no branches
like fruit trees ot the north countries.
Euch stalk produces one large cluster
of fruit After fruiting, the stalk is
cut down to the surface of the ground
and grows up again from the rook