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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (July 16, 1920)
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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
The French chamber of deputies
voted an additional 20,000 franca a
year for cabinet ministers and 15,
000 francs for secretaries of state.
A committee representing the eight
leading grain exchanges of the country
are meeting in Chicago to formulate
plans for the reopening of trading in
The Austrian Hungarian minister of
education has Issued a ruling that only
25 per cent of the high school stu
dents may be Jews. At present 50 per
cent of the students are Jews.
Joseph Casey, aged 12, of Utlca, N.
Y., was instantly killed Sunday on the
links of a golf club when he was struck
by a golf ball driven from' a point 200
yards away. The boy was a caddie.
A train on which the Prince of
Wales was traveling was derailed near
Bridgetown, West Australia, Monday.
Two of the royal coaches were thrown
off the tracks, but nobody was in
Representative Dick I. Morgan of
Woodward, Okla., died at Danville, 111.,
Sunday night from lobar pneumonia.
He had represented the eighth Okla
homa district in congress for the last
Two persons were killed and two
seriously injured early Sunday morn
ing when the Great Northern fast west
bound mall train No. 27 was wrecked
at Halford, 60 miles northeast of
The treaty returning the Danish
zone in Schleswlg to Danish sov
ereignty was signed in Paris by the
French, British, Italian and Japanese
ambassadors and II. A. Bernhoft,
Danish minister to France.
Concluding arguments on the appli
cation of the railroads of the county
for Increased freight rates to net an
additional billion dollars yearly rev
enue were begun Tuesday before the
interstate commerce commission by
representatives of shippers.
Excessive drinking of Florida water
mixed with near beer caused the death
of Walter Smith, 22-year-old laborer
of Pendleton, Ore, Coroner Brown did
not call for an inquest, as it was learn
ed that Smith had beeu drinking large
quantities of the alcoholic concoction,
In a ruce riot at Dcnlson, Texas, Sun
day night, the outgrowth of a dispute
between a negro nnd a white boy,
seven negroes were beaten and injured
by mobs of 200 or more white men and
boys. The trouble started over an
argument at a baseball game. None
was Injured seriously.
A dispatch to the El Paso Times
from Its correspondent in Torreon,
Mexico, says Francisco Villa has sign
ed an armistice and agreed to cease
attacks on trulna, garrisons or towns.
Villa has also agreed to surrender
under certain conditions to be approv
ed by Provisional President do la
The amendment to the trading with
the enemy act passed by the recent
session of congress authorizes the re
turn of $150,000,000 of enemy property,
according to estimates of the alien
property custodian's office. There will
remain more than 1350,000,000 In sell
ed property lu the hands of that of
What was said to be the largest
single road construction contract ever
awarded In the United States, was
awarded In Texas to a Phoenix, Arts,
firm, according to word from Ranger,
Texas, The contract calls tor con
struction of 150 miles of hardsurfaced
roads and GO miles of graded roads In
Kastland county under a bond Issue of
Great Britain does not forget those
who prove themselves its friends In
the hour of need, Sir Auckland Goddes,
BrltUh ambassador to the United
Slates, told General Fershlng Monday
in presenting him a bejeweled sword
as a gift of the city of London. The
presentation was made at the British
. embassy before a distinguished com
HIRD PARTY IS FORMED
Campaign Support by 10 or 12 Organ
Chicago. Foundation stones were
laid Saturday for a new party on
which to unite all third party move
ments, when the committee of 48 and
the single tax party Joined in their
first national convention to draft a
platform and pick nominees who, they
hope, will win the support of 10 or 12
The first day's session, devoted to
keynote speeches and organization
work, developed as many different
views as -there were factions repre
sented. Rules, resolutions and nom
inations for permanent officials were
debated step by step and at times
acrimoniously. Allen McCurdy, the
temporary chairman from New Tcrk,
and J. A. II. Hopkins, head of the
committee of 48, who opened the con
vention, maintained order with diffi
Division between the liberal and
radical groups was brought out in
the rules debate when Swinburne Hale
of New York said the state delega
tions were divided "51 per cent lib
eral and 49 per cent radical." He
pleaded for a change in the rules that
would prevent the radicals from be-
lrfg out-voted by the majority lib'
erals, but the majority ruled and his
plea was lost
Participation of the slngle-taxers
in Saturday's convention followed an
earlier session, at which they decided
to present their platform demands
and views on candidates. ,They were
understood to be willing to accept
either Charles H. Ingersoll, watch
manufacturer, or Amos Plnchot, one
of the leaders of the committee of 48,
for presidential nominee.
They were opposed, their leaders
said, to Senator Robert M. La Fol-
lette, the favorite presidential candi
date of the 48ers, and may bolt the
convention and select their own ticket
if La Follette is nominated.
RUSS SWEEP AHEAD
Warsaw. News from the battlefront
Is meager, but at last accounts the
Americans were reported to have evac
uated Minsk, Kovel and other towns
toward which bolsheviki are approach
ing in their 745-mile westward sweep,
Many telegraph wires are down and
the railroads have been cut
It Is reported that Minsk Is on fire
but it is not certain whether the bol
sheviki have yet occupied the town.
The Catholic archbishop here has
appealed to members of the church
to Join the colors.
Russian residents have begun or
ganization of infantry and civil de
tachments to fight the bolshevik!.
The American relief association and
the American Red Cross have com
pleted evacuation of Vllna in the north
and of Lcmberg on the southern front.
At last accounts the bolsheviki were
40 kllomotors from Vilna. Extensive
preparations have been made for that
city's defense. Lemberg is not yet in
Americans and other foreigners here
are considering emergency plans
should bolsheviki menace the city.
The Red Cross and other welfare or
ganization members discussed plans
tor the evacuation and also for the
care of Amorlcan property.
Debs to Steer Party
In Cell If Not Feed
Detroit Unless he is pardoned,
Eugene V. Debs, presidential nominee
of the socialist party, will direct the
party's campaign this summer from
Atlanta federal prison, where he 1
serving a sontence for violation of the
espionage laws, the socialist national
committee has decided.
The committee decided first, how
ever, to make an appeal to President
Wilson for Debs' release. About 200
socialists plan to call on the presi
dent soon and urge htm to act on the
request made by a similar committee
to Secretary Tumulty.
Craft Offered Germans.
Berlin. The Boersen Courier's Ham
burg correspondent claims to have
authority to confirm the report that
British ship-owners have offered to
sell to German ship-owners or the
German government a large part of
the tonnage surrendered as compensa
tion for the Scapa flow sinkings.
The Germans declined to accede to
the British demand that the ships fly
the British flag.
"TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
Bynopsls. Typical tramp In ap
pearance, Daniel Randolph Fltz
hugh, while crossing a Chicago
street, causes the wreck of an auto,
whose chauffeur disables It trying
to avoid running him down. In pity
the occupant of the auto, a young
girl, saves him from arrest and
gives him a dollar, telling him to
buy soap, and wash. His sense of
shame is touched, and he Improves
his appearance. That night, In a
crowd of unemployed and anar
chists, he meets Esther Strom, a
CHAPTER I. Continued.
"Fel-low clt-I-zens!" His deep-toned
bass boomed up and down the street.
The time hns come for revolt. The
rich and the mighty have ground us
In the dust long enough. We must
turn. We must claim our own. We
are the pro-ducers the backbone of
this pow-er-ful nation. Who shall con
trol it the capitalists or the working
men?" His voice, deep and sonorous, pro
nouncing each word very fully and
very distinctly, rang out over the dis
ordered crowd like a foghorn cutting
through a misty night.
It was the old story of noise being
mistaken for wisdom, and It Inflamed
his hearers like fire to dry twigs.
Nothing could have more aroused
them. When after several minutes of
thunder and bombast he brought his
address to a whirlwind close and
bowed and turned to climb down, there
was a rumbling, mumbling, confused
outcry that arose, one solid roar of
approbation, and lasted until the giv
ers thereof were hoarse. He fought
his way through his newly made ad
mirers and returned to the woman,
whom he saw standing In the door
way, waiting for him.
She pulled him Inside and stood
with her back against it, looking at
him with shining eyes. "I I want you
to speak for us tonight. Won't you,
please?" She leaned nearer him, rest
ing her hand on his arm, and her eyes
as well as her Hps said "please." He
felt a peculiar Impulse to put his arms
around ber, and conquered It Just in
time. "There's a side' entrance. I
have the 'open sesame.' I will take
you on the platform with me. You
will come, won't you?" Again that
pleading of mouth and eye. She
stepped Into the street. "Are you
coming?" she called back.
"Coming?" he hurried after her
and took her arm, the better to pro
tect her from the Jostling throng.
"You bet I'm coming. With you I"
Smulskl's hall was a vast, barnlike
structure of one floor. Every Inch of
floor space was occupied by swelter
ing humaulty, and when FItzhugh rose
to make his address he faced an audi
ence of fully three thousand. He
walked to the edge of the platform
and stood looking out over that silent
sea of upturned faces, with scarcely
an Idea of what he was to say. Yet
he felt a tingling thrill of pleasure
that for a moment was as wine to his
senses. He knew what he could do,
and he exulted In his gift Many times
before he hud moved men with It, but
never so large a gathering as this.
At the buck of the platform, seated
among her "comrades," Esther Strom
leaned forward In her chair, her lips
slightly parted, her dark eyes spar
kling. From that moment until the
close of his address her gaze never
left bis face.
FItzhugh charged Into his address,
nis voice, very low nt first, swelled
fuller and louder nnd clearer as he
spoke, until Its resonant ring thun
dered and echoed through the mam
moth hall. The crowd became as a
single body with a single mind, which
drank In his words thirstily. He
swayed and moved It this way nnd
that with the apparent ease of the
wind swaying a field of wheat. It was
not whut he said, for he suld nothing
great but the way he said It that so
stirred his auditors. Those who had
gone before spoke to the mind. He
spoke to the heart
There was a moment's calm before
the storm of applause broke. It
roared In upon him, wave upon wave,
and he stood up, smiling and bowing,
to meet It. He was Immediately sur
rounded by a group of men and wom
en, who, In their own way, showered
him with congratulations, heaped flat
tering eulogies upon him.
Turning to greet fresh delegation
who had Just Joined the group around
him, he saw Esther standing a short
way off. As their eyes met she beck
oned him and ho went to her.
"You must let me have him now,"
she said, smiling upon the admirers
who had followed him. "He Is my dis
covery, you know, and there are many
things I want to say to him."
"Bring blm back soon, Esther,"
called on of the men blotch-
skinned, yellow-haired giant called Ni
kolay. "I want to give him literature.'
She nodded brightly overher shoul
der, and led her captive from the
stage and Into an adjacent room: Once
alone with him she seized his hands
and raised her face, eager and radiant
"I knew you could do It I knew it 1
And there's something else I know."
"Well, let's have it," he said a trifle
brusquely. "What else do you know
"I know that you can be a great
man." - She had waxed suddenly very
earnest. -"You have it In you. You
must take what is yours 1 You owe It
to yourself I"
"Give me your address," said he,
"and I'll come to you."
She hurriedly wrote something on a
slip of paper and handed It to him.
"Come any time," she told him,
and turned toward the door.
"Isn't there another way out?" he
asked, detaining her. "I dou't care to
run the gantlet of that hand-shaking
She unbolted a door at the end of
the room and disclosed a rickety wood
en staircase leading to a back alley.
He pressed her hand, murmured a
word about a future meeting and was
On a fine spring day the finest pron
enade in Chicago and the loneliest Is
the Lake Shore drive. Theoretically
It is the Champs Elysees of the west
ern metropolis; ordinarily It Is as
silent, as deserted as an Isolated coun
try road. On this particular morning
It was very attractive and very deso
late. The only sign of life In the na
bobs' thoroughfare (If one excepts the
sparrows) was a penniless young man.
Under his arm he carried a newspaper
parcel. There was a singular glint in
his eyes, a singular expression on his
face, as well there might be, for, In
deed, It was a preposterously reckless
thing he was contemplating. Subcon
sciously his thoughts were of the dark-
haired Russian woman and an early
sight of her; and it was this, no less
than his Inordinate passion for the
theatrical and spectacular, that gave
birth to the extravagant notion that
occupied his mind.
"In any event," he told himself, "I
can do no worse than lose. And look
"Ten Thousand Dollars, or
at Your Feet!"
what I stand to win 1 Because It has
never before been successfully done
Is no reason why I cannot do It."
He stopped before a gray stone
mansion of flamboyant architecture
surrounded by a twenty-foot cast
iron fence, both of which plainly ex
ploited the Idiosyncrasy of some mil
lionaire. One of the lower windows
was raised, and through the shrubbery
he saw silhouetted therein an elderly
man, white of hair, patrician of as
pect, lean of face, reading a news
paper. FItzhugh, peering between the
Iron rails of the Brobdiugnaglan fence,
regarded htm a minute, walked on a
few paces, returned, and watched him
again, not unlike some Indian chief
tain gloating over a helpless captive.
Of a sudden, as one who plunges
Into a cold shower on a frosty morn
ing, he laid hold of the mammoth gate,
which seemed to weigh tons, swung It
back on its huge hinges, walked to
the front door and vigorously worked
After an appreciable wait the door
was opened. "What Is It?" Inquired
the butler, who in one brief glance
seemed to appraise the caller's finan
cial status and social standing.
"Many things. First the name of
the gentleman who Is sitting In the
room to my right engrossed In the
"What Is your business?"
"Answer me first I" ordered Fits
hugh sternly, and with such an air of
hauteur and authority that the sa-
Dtent menial was almost In a uanlc
1 for fear he had misjudged his man.
"That Is Mr. Symington Otis, sir."
"I wish to see him. Be so good as
to tell him so."
"Who shall I say, sir?"
FItzhugh hesitated a moment and,
like a lightning panorama, there
flashed across his mind telegraphic
pictures of myriad hands applauding
him, of the warm-blooded Russian,
whose eyes bespoke her love for him,
of the dark-skinned "reds" voicing
their iconoclastic views. And a whim
sical idea came.
"Tell Mr. Otis," said he, "that an
emissary of the Cause desires to speak
The butler, though not understand
ing, was Instantly suspicious.
"I am afraid," he demurred, with a
firm shake of his head, "that Mr. Otis
is very busy and will be unable to
FItzhugh thrust his foot between
the closing door and the wall ; and at
that moment Mr. Otis stepped into the
"This man, sir, Is trying to force his
way in. I am Just about to eject him,
FItzhugh laughed merrily. "Oh, no,
you're not, Noonan." And before the
corpulent Noonan could say a word
or move a muscle he was seized In a
grip of steel and thrust speechless
Bgalnst the wall.
The master looked on as though un
certain whether to be amused or In
dignant. While he was deciding FItz
hugh confronted him.
"Mr. Otis," said he, "I want a few
minutes' talk with you."
Otis smiled. "I think you've earned
an audience with me. Nerve like yours
should not go unrewarded." They en
tered the shadowy room, ostensibly a
"What can I do for you?"
"Just a moment" FItzhugh drew
the sliding doors, which led to the
hall, together and fustened the clasp,
having first deposited his newspaper
parcel very carefully upon the floor.
He looked around the room, and, sat
isfied they were free from Interrup
tion, picked up his parcel and took a
seat opposite his host, who watched
all these movements with a frown ol
suspicion and annoyance.
When FItzhugh spoke his voice had
the deep, resonant ring It always ac
quired whenever he was "acting" a
part or exercising his oratorical gift,
"Mr. Otis," he began, leaning forward
in his chair and looking his auditor
steadily in the eye, "you are a million
aire, are you not?"
Otis' frown deepened. He glanced
Impatiently at his Watch. "I can spars
you but little time this morning," be
said, with polite curtness. "I must
ask that you state your business as
briefly as possible."
"But you are a millionaire?"
"Yes, yes. What of It?"
"And I am a pauper. At this mo
ment I could not buy this newspa
per." He took from the library table
the morning paper Otis had been
reading. It was folded In such wise
that a large' flashlight photograph Im
mediately caught his eye. He recog
nized It Instantly recognized the tall,
straight figure in the white sweater
standing above the blur of faces, arms
thrown upwards and outwards, head
back, eyes closed. He lived over again
that brief moment of glory, and the
exaltation he had felt returned two
fold. He cast the paper aside and
threw himself Into the role he was
playing with redoubled zest.
"Mr. Otis" and he pointed two
rigid fingers within an Inch of his
hearer's face "you must lend me ten
thousand dollars 1" He seized the
newspaper parcel, which had been
resting on his knees, and stood up,
holding It high above his head. "Mind
I say must!" Ills voice rang out omi
nously. His eyes were cold, merci
less. "In these hands, Mr. Otis, I hold
sufficient dynamite to blow thU house
and all It contuins to ten million
atoms. Quick, sir 1" he thundered,
and made a terrible gesture with the
parcel. "Ten thousand dollars, or I
hurl it at your feet 1"
Although Otis' , face had turned
deathly pale he had not grown ex
cited or betrayed a sign of fear. He
sat quite still, his thin hands resting
lightly on the arms of his chair, his
gray eyes fixed unwaveringly upon
the black ones above him, his mind
working with the cool precision of a
perfect mechanism, "He's either mad
or an assassin," ran his thought
"probably mad; and the only way to
deal wjth a madman is to humor him
Perhaps, though, he's only bluffing. In
any event I'd best take no chances."
Otis made a caressing movement
with his fingers along the arm of his
chair ; his head rested on the back of
It the better to keep his eyehold on
the supposed maniac.
'Ten thousand. Er won t you
please sit down?"
"I will not I could not explode the
dynamite sitting down."
"Quite so, quite so !" The caressing
movement Increased. His voice was
silky. "Ten thousand h'm. You do
not of course, suppose I have that
much money In the house?"
"No. You must write me a check."
"Very true, so I must, "But" he
held a finger beside his eye and smiled
waggishly "might I not stop pay
ment on the check?
The pretty girl again.
ITO Bb) CONTINUED.)
Preper View of Peace.
Peace Is our proper relation to all
men. There Is no reason why, as far
as we are concerned, we should not
be at peace with everybody. If even
they are not at peace with us, we may
be at peace with them. Let them
look to their own hearts, we have
only to do with our own. J, B. Mosley.
t ""n A i 't1 TVTT7TT re
IN BRIEF, i
Cottage Grove. The Western Lum
ber and Export company's mill and the
J. H. Chambers mill, which shut down
for over the fourth, have not yet re
sumed operations, due to Inability to
get cars with which to ship their prod
uct Salem. Thousands of cattle from
eastern Oregon are being shipped Into
Idaho and Montana to replenish the
herds of those states, according to Dr.
W. H. Lytle, state veterinarian, who
Just returned here after two weeks
spent at Pendleton, Baker and other
Roseburg. Small cherry growers
who failed to contract their crop with
the local canning plant earlier in the
season are now losing 2 cents a pound
and the price is threatening to go even
below this point. From the opening
price of 12 cents cherries have drop
ped to 10 cents a pound.
Portland. The steamships Iris and
Fort Seward, both well known to Port
land shipping folk, are offered for sale
by the shipping board. Instructions
to advertise for bids on the two ves
sels were received from Washington
by C. D. Kennedy, district agent of the
operations division of the board.
Bend. Oscar Houston," Prinevllla
garage man, while on an automobile
trip to Bend, struck a mtach while his
gasoline tank was being filled, In an
effort to see how much fuel he had.
The gasoline ignited, and only prompt
action by employes of the filling sta
tion saved Houston from Injury.
Salem. Bids for the construction of
a new dormitory at the state home for
the feeble-minded were opened by the
board of control here Wednesday. Six
bids were received, as follows: A. J.
Anderson, $52,823; Carl Engstrom,
40,647; Peterson Waale, 149,796;
Stebblnger Bros., $ 41,850; V. Van Pal
len, $43,420; John: Almeter, $39,374.
Molalla. The Key Lumber com
pany's mill here was destroyed Mon
day night by fire, the loss amounting
to $13,000. The cause of the fire was
unknown but the blaze was believed
to have been started by a cigarette
stub. Much of the lumber was saved.
The buildings on which was carried
about $1700 insurance will be recon
structed at once.
Salem. A belated initiative petition
having for its purpose the prohibiting
of profiteering, trjists and monopolies
and providing penalties for violations
of the proposed act, was received at
the offices of the secretary of state
here Wednesday. The petition was
initiated by the housewives' council,
of which Mrs. F. J. Kane, 83 Third
street, Portland, is president
Eugene. Motorists who drive the
PacIHo highway through Lane county
will be glad to learn that a new bridge
will be built immediately at a point
a mile south of Cresswell, where there
exists at present a narrow,, rickety
wooden bridge. The new bridge will
be of wood, 67 feet long and 20 feet
wide, patterned after plans approved
by the state highway commission
Salem. The JWIllamtna & Grand
Ronde Railway company has filed with
the Oregon public service commission
application to construct its lines across
county roads in Yamhill and Folk
counties. The railroad, which is now
under construction, will extend from
Willamina, Yamhill county, to Bent
ley, Polk county, and will carry on
both a freight and passenger business. .
Klamath Falls. Miller Hill, Sum
mers and Midland school districts,
with a combined enrollment of 90
pupils, are considering a proposal
to consolidate (he districts, and build
a central school building large enough
to accommodate the elementary grades
and two classes In high school work.
the question will be decided at a
special election to be held, probably
Salem. Bonds In the sum of $1,
700,000 voted by the people of Clack
amas county for the Improvement and
construction of roads are invalid be
cause the aggregate amount of money
Involved in the issue exceeds 2 per
cent of the assessed valuation of prop
erty In the county, according to an
opinion written by Justice Benson and
handed down by the Oregon supreme
Pendleton. Representatives of the
Umatilla drainage district met here
Tuesday morning to place before the
county court their proposition to bond
for construction of one main and two
lateral ditches through the townslte of
Stanfleld, located in Stage, gulch,
which Is wet when all the surround
ing country dries up. This condition
has long" aggravated residents, and
action may be taken to shatter the
hardpan and allow the three ditches
to properly drain the townslte.