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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, 'and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Ignace Padorewski, former premier,
has been appointed to represent Po
land In the council of ambassadors at
Five men early Monday held up and
robbed the Bank of Oberon, N. D., and
escaped with $20,000 In cash and lib
Kansas women who have reached
the age of 21 years are entitled to vote
. whether or not they tell their exact
age In registering.
Men employed In the locomotive
shops of the Santa Fe railroad at
Topeka, Kan., went on a nine-hour day
Monday, adding one hour to regular
A 10 per cent reduction In the work
ing force of the Pennslyvanla railroad
will be made this week, it was an
nounced In Philadelphia Tuesday at
the company's office.
A sharp earthquake shock was felt
In Los Angeles at 6:48 oclock Monday.
No damage was reported from any
quarter of the city. There was no
panic among the people.
British officials at Bermuda have
expressed regret for the Insult offered
the American flag by British sailors
July 4, the state department was ad
vlslted Tuesday In a consular report
Americans and all other foreigners
In Bolivia were unmolested during the
revolution that resulted in the over
throw of the government, Minister
Maglnnls reported Tuesday to the state
Italy is sending troops to the line
cf demarcation between Jugo-Slavla
and Italy In anticipation of fresh dis
orders on the Dalamation coast, say
cable dispatches received by the Jugo
slav legatf on from Laibacb.
George Marshall, San Francisco
aviator, was killed Saturday and Miss
H. Benolt, 24, a nurse, sustained In
juries from which she died several
hours later, when an airplane in which
they were riding fell 100 feet.
A general imobllzation In Syria has
been ordered. This is in reply to the
French ultimatum to King Felsal that
he acquiesce In the French mandate
for Syria, according to a dispatch to
the London Times from Jerusalem.
Premier Millerand welcomed the In
ternational Surgical society which
oponod Us fifth congress in Paris Tues
day with many prominent surgeons
present, including 20 Americans.
The board of directors of the Cru
cible Steol company issued a statement
Monday correcting an error in their
$0,250,000 dividend announcement,
showing that the dlvldond on outstand
ing common Btock was 14 2-7 per cent
Instead of "7 per cent" as they had
Damage of $1,500,000 are asked by
the United States shipping board in
an admiralty suit against the Southern
Paolflo liner Comus begun Saturday in
federal court In New York as a re
sult of the sinking July 12 of the
Bteamer Lake Frampton aftor a col
lision with the Comus off the New
Decrease of 400,000,000 pounds In the
country's meat production for the last
six months as compared with last year
is reported by the institutes cf Ameri
can meat packers. Statistics of the
agriculture department showlug 2,500,
000 fewer cattle, hogs and sheep were
slaughtered at 69 markets during the
last six months were used as the basis
for the estimated decreased production.
Jack Johnson, former heavyweight
champion pugilist ot the world, who
crossed the international boundary line
from lower California Tuesday, was
brought to Los Angeles from San Diego
by authorities and was placed la the
county jail. He probably wil be taken
to Chicago to begin serving ' his
sentence ot one year for violation of
tho Mann act He has been a fugi
tive from United States justice for
about five years.
Twenty Person Burled Alive.
Mexico City, Mex. Twenty persons
were burled alive when dugouts at
San Pedro de Los Finos, near here,
caved In Sunday night
5 BILLION TAX PAID IN YEAR
Totals of 1918 and 1919 Exceeded by 75
Per Cent. New York Leads.
Washington, D. C The nation's
greatest tax bill $5,410,284,874 was
collected during the fiscal year ending
June 30. Official figures Monday
showed that the tax paid exceeded all
estimates by approximately $300,000,'
000 and was nearly 75 per cent larger
than the total paid in either of the
war years of 1918 or 1919. The 1918
tax levy yielded $3,694,619,638 and the
taxes in 1919 aggregated $3,839,950,612
Collection of this record-breaking
assessment cost the government $29
750,000, or about 55 cents for each
Revenues derived from income and
excess profits taxes were $3,944,555,'
737, nearly $1,250,000,000 larger than
the collections in either of the last
two years. An increase for this year
also was shown In the receipts from
miscellaneous taxes, which brought In
$1,465,729,136. These taxes totaled
$1,243,941,909 and $855,591,700 for
1919 and 1918, respectively.
New York state continued to lead
the nation as a taxpayer, its burden
totaling $1,416,939,276, of which $!,
135,097,403 came from the Wall street
The Chicago district paid all but
$40,315,758 of the total Illinois taxes
ot $442,233,070. Collections by states
or by groups of states in cases where
more than one state comprises a dis
trict included: Montana, Utah and
Idaho, $20,757,741; Oregon, $27,264,-
123; Washington and Alaska, $42,179,'
655. Postoffice sales of internal rev
enue stamps (11 months) were $22,
538,551. NAVY DEPARTMENT
San Francisco. The navy began car
rying out Monday its threat to seize
fuel oil from four California oil com
panies which had refused to sell at
the price of $1.72 a barrel fixed by
the navy. Six destroyers with a total
capacity of about 50Q.000 gallons, were
loaded at the Associated Oil company
plant here under protest, after naval
officials had declared their right to
take the fuel.
The total amount that the navy will
find It necessary to seize has not yet
been determined, it was announced, so
the policy toward the Associated,
Standard, Shell' and Union oil com
panies will be decided from day to
An emergency caused by shortage
of oil for the Pacific fleet and the
Mare island navy-yard brought about
The navy was taking the oil at its
own price of $1.72 a barrel, navy
authorities announced. The oil com
pany was notified that it may resort
to the court If it wishes to get its
own price, which ranges around $2,
The commanders of the destroyers
were ordered to use all means within
the power ot the navy to secure the
oil and two of the war vessels which
were in the van, berthed at the com
POLES, RUSS TO
London. A wireless from Moscow
Monday asks the Polish peace pleni
potentiaries to cross the lines along
the Baranovltch-Brest-Lltovsk highway
July 30, where they will be met. The
message, however, does not fix the
exact location ot the armistice meet
ing. Bolshevik troops have occupied sev
eral villages on the right bank of the
river Zbrucza, says the Moscow com
In the direction cf Grodno our ad
vance south of the river Ntemen con
tinues successfully, the statement
Premier Lloyd George in the house
ot commons confirmed reports that
the Russian soviet government had
sent the British government a note
accepting Great Britain's proposal for
a peace conference in London between
the soviet and the powers engaged In
hostile action against the Soviets or
supporting such action.
Lowden to Take Stump.
Chicago. Governor F. O. Lowden
will take the stump in behalf of the
republican presidential ticket, it was
announced Tuesday after a conference
between the governor, Chairman Hays
of the national committee, and Sena
tor Harry S. New of Indiana, head of
the speakers' bureau. Senator New
announced that his list ot speakers
for the campaign contained more than
15,000 names, including about 1500
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Astoria. The continued Black run
of salmon and the brisk demand In the
markets for the fancy grades of spring
Chinook have resulted In increased
prices being fixed by' Columbia river
packers for the canned product
Newport. Salmon fishermen of
Alsea river are held in suspense over
the canneries accepting their Chinook
salmon, but not fixing a price for it.
Frank Gatens got 7 cents a pound for
Chinook salmon caught Tuesday on a
trip up the coast from Waldport
Salem. Rev. William B. Gilbert of
Astoria is appointed by Governor 01
cott as a member of the board of re
gents of the University of Oregon to
succeed W. K. Newell ot Portland, who
Salem. At the close of business on
June 30, 1920, there was a total of
$64,541.01 in the city treasury, ac
cording to a report prepared by C. O.
Rice, city treasurer. There was report
ed in the municipal fund $18,989.09;
Improvement fund, $42,628.60, and in
the special sewer fund $14,515.21.
Bend. Just as soon as the frame
Baptist church, partly destroyed by
fire last winter, can be wrecked, ex
cavation in preparation for a new fire
proof structure to cost in the neighbor
hood of $35,000 will be started. The
state Baptist convention will be asked
for at least $12,000 toward the cost of
the new building.
Salem. Attorney-General Brown has
been asked to pass on the legality of
road bonds in the sum of $60,000
voted by the people of Klamath coun
ty, and $20,000 of water bonds voted
by the people of Heppner. The opin
ion was asked. for by O. P. Hoff, state
treasurer, who is negotiating for the
purchase of the bonds.
Pendleton. Kenneth Roy Patton,
aged 3 weeks, weight 2 pounds, physi
cal condition perfect, Is the phenomen
on born to Pendleton parents at St.
Anthony's hospital. Mrs. Mark Pat
ton, mother of the miniature Infant, is
in perfect health and doctors pro
nounce the baby normal in every re
spect except size and weight
Klamath Falls. Captain J. W. Sie
mens, G. W. Mattern and James Wat
kins Jr. of that city have purchased
from the Geary Investment company of
Portland 1600 acres of the Caledonia
marsh on the west shore of Upper
Klamath lake. The land adjoins a
2500-acre tract acquired by the pur
chasers several months ago.
Salem. For the first time since its
Inception more than 30 years ago the
State board of barber examiners this
year was able to transfer to the gen
eral funds ot the state the sum of
$255.43, which was the amount of
money collected In fees during the past
year in excess ot $1000, according to
a report filed With the governor.
Marshfield. Port Orford fishermen
tell of a great run of Spanish mackerel
off that coast July 11, and of going to
sea the next day to procure some of
the deep-sea bait, only to find that the
fish hud passed on. One man, out
bound July li for the halibut banks,
It is said, motored through the mack
erel school for a distance of nine miles.
Newport. Chinook salmon are fill
ing the Alsea river, which Is a tribute
to the state hatchery established, on
the river at Tidewater five years ago.
T. R. Pollock, superintendent of the
hatchery, predicted the run this year
and his prediction has more than been
fulfilled. The canneries are getting all
the fish they can handle at the pres
ent time. ..- '
Salem. The state highway commis
sion has a legal right to locate, con
struct and improve state highways and
Is not compelled to accept routes
adopted by county courts, according
to an opinion written by Justice Burn
ett in the case of S. H. Rockhlll
against the state highway commission
and handed down by the Oregon su
Eugene. The largest crop of prunes
In the history of the fruit industry in
Lane county is predicted by J. O. Holt,
manager of the Eugene Fruit Grow
ers' association for this year. Mr.
Holt is urging everyone who has a
dryer to place it in readiness to oper
ate at full capacity. He predicts that
every dryer will be overtaxed this year
and he doubts it the entire crop can be
handled by the plants now in exist
ence. Salem. Deposits of the 26 banks
and trust companies operating in Port
land at the close ot business June 30,
1920, aggregated $152,268,515, accord
ing to a report prepared here by Will
H. Bennett, state superintendent of
banks. Total resources ot these in
stitutions was fixed at $187,257,912.35.
Increases in deposits over June 30,
1919, aggregated $20,440,502.53, and
since May 4, 1920. $2,548,333.63.
"WHAT 13 8HE TO YOU?"
Synopsis. Typical tramp In ap
pearance, Daniel Randolph Fltx
hugh, while crossing a Chicago
street, causes the wreok of an auto,
whose chauffeur disables It trying
to avoid running him down. In
pity the occupant ot 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 Im
proves his appearance. That night.
In a crowd or unemployed and an
archists, he meets Esther Strom
and in a spirit of bravado makes
a speech. Esther induces Fltzhugh
to address the radical meeting. He
electrifies the crowd, and on part
ing the two agree to meet again; A
few days later Fltzhugh visits Sy
mington Otis, prominent financier,
and displaying a package which he
says contains dynamite, but which
is merely a bundle of paper, de
mands (10,000. Otis gives him a
check. At the house he meets the
girl who had given him the dollar,
and learns she is Kathleen Otis.
She recognizes him. Ashamed, he
tears up the check and escapes, but
Is arrested. Esther visits Fltzhugh
In Jail, and makes arrangements
for procuring legal advice.
CHAPTER III. Continued.
"You're not insane. Nobody said
you were. But for a while you've got
to act Insane. It's your only hope,
and I'm pretty sure you're equal to
the acting. If you plead crazy and
act and talk and. look crazy (It'll be
easy for you) it's more than likely
you'll get off lightly., It's your only
chance Absolutely the only one. I'm
not saying It's a fat one or a soft one.
I only say It's your only one. Good
The case occupied little time. The
prisoner was adjudged Insane and
committed to the Dunning insane asy
lum until declared cured. Two stal
wart officers, neither of whom was as
muscular as he, escorted him to the
Upon Fitzhugh's arrival at Dun
ning he was taken to the superintend
ent's office, and there, questioned
bout his family, gave the same ficti
tious replies that had satisfied the po
lice. Next he was examined by a
physician. It was the second time he
had enacted the part of a lunatic, and
his personation must have been done
with some success, for his "disease"
was diagnosed, and he was classified
and assigned to a ward. After the
customary routine of bathing and
donning the regulation garb he had
leisure to sit down and plan his
escape. This seemed so ridiculously
limple that he almost regretted there
need be nothing spectacular about it,
that there was no necessity for over
powering a guard or breaking bars, or
tor any other kind of heroics.
While entering the grounds he had
kept his eyes open, with the result
that he had a rough mental picture of
Dunuing's topography, and after the
first night he was positive he would
be free before the dawn of another
He lay awake until broad daylight,
hoping the next night would be a
cloudy one,, listening to the unearthly
lounds that came at intervals from
tbe violent wards and thinking, think
ing. - He thought mostly of the future,
and the more he thought of It the
more wide awake he became. Sleep
was out of the question.
Before noon that day came Esther.
She had brought him a basket of ed
ibles, and as she placed It on a table
beside hlin he detected In her manner
a disquieting suggestion of constraint.
But her first words were commonplace
"How are you?" she asked.
"Oh, about as well as I look, I sup
pose." "I never saw you looking better,"
the admiringly observed.
"You must remember you hnven't
leen me very often," he reminded her.
"Let me see is it twenty or twenty
Ire days since we first saw each
ther?" He laughed and started .to
remove the napkin from the basket of
With a quick movement her hand
lashed out and seized his. She glanced
"Don't open It till you're sure no
He was not slow to surmise that a
lie or some such instrument was con
.ealed in the basket and though he
sould scarcely repress a smile at the
innecessity, he replaced the napkin
ind said quite soberly : a"AU right I'll
ske care." .
"When do yon expect to escape?"
ihe asked, speaking in cautious
"Tonight If it's dark."
"And you'll come to me? You'll let
oe hide you?" She searched his face
He did not answer at once. During
lie long, wakeful hours last night
vhen he had renewed bis glorious
:astle building, this woman bad not
Igured in the dreams. As she noted
his hesitation the unreasoning Jeal
ousy which she had been striving to
keep In check the past five minutes
broke forth in a furiously blind tor
rent "Never mind I" she blazed. "Don't
come! I know you care nothing for
me. You ungrateful "
"Walt! Let me explain"
"Don't speak to met I hate you.
I shouldn't have come. I hate youl"
Her voice had risen louder and
louder as her jealousy-Inflamed pas
sion mastered her prudence.
"Will you be quiet?" demanded Fltz
hugh, his own voice none too gentle.
"Of course I'm coming to you. Where
else should I go? I was only wonder
ing how soon It would be."
"Why did you smile at that girl?"
she rushed on, heedless of his prom
ise. "Why did she shield you in court?
What Is she to you?"
He wondered what this woman
would be were her Jealousy given se
rious provocation, and shook his head
"She's nothing to me," he said,
willing to do anything for the sake
of peace. --"I don't know why she tes
tified that way. Don't ask me. You're
still living In the same pluce, aren't
you, Esther? If you are and nothing
goes wrong I'll be there tomorrow
morning before breakfast."
The earnestness and sincerity with
which he said this seemed to reassure
her. Besides she was beginning to
regret her outburst and was glad to
be quieted. When after a while she
left him there was In her heart only
a trace of doubt and a deep humilia
tion. She was burning with shame for
having bared her most unlovely side
to the eyes of the man she loved.
In a secluded corner Fltzhugh opened
the lunch and beneath the chicken
sandwiches and chocolate cake he
"You've Got to Act Insane."
found a heavy file and a coll of rope.
He managed to conceal them In his
coat without detection.
When he retired It bade fair to be
a clear night, but before one o'clock
the moon was obscured by clouds, and
the muttering of distant thunder her
alded a storm. Although he had not
slept for the last forty hours he had
successfully battled' the temptation to
close his eyes and was therefore
awake when the first shadow crossed
the moon, ;" He bustled Into his clothes,
stuck the file Into a pocket, buttoned
the rope Under his coat and felt his
way through the Inky blackness to a
western window. He slipped his legs
over the sill, gripped it with both
hands and lowered himself Into the
black pit yawning ominously below.
He landed safely, and guided by the
forked streaks of lightning and ac
companied by the rumble and crash of
giant thunder chords, he struck oft
across the prairie through the driving
rain, made a detour and turned his
face toward Chicago.
Esther Strom lived In one of those
three-story, painted-brick buildings,,
fallen upon evil lodging house times,
which look as though they never were
new. For three dollars a week Es
ther rented a basement room, with
light housekeeping privileges, the win
dow of which came level with the
pavement To reach this room with
greater facility one descended two
crumbling stone steps, passed under
the wooden stairway, and if one were
a person of average height stooped
to enter a misfit door found there.
As the sun rose on the morning fol
lowing Fitzhugh's escape from the
asylum it found Esther standing out
side thnt misfit door. She had been
there. Intermittently, since dawn.
Suddenly Fltzhugh turned the cor
ner. His appearance was not prepos
sessing. His hat was gone, as was
bis collar. His hair was tousled and
matted, his face covered with a dark
growth of beard; his shoes and trou
sers were cubed with mud, und as he
carried his cout under his arm bis
shirt was seen to be little more
than a rag which clung to him damply.
For two days and nights he had
not known sleep, and in the past five
hours he had tramped three times as
many miles. Only a constitution of
steel could have stood up under this,
but Fltzhugh had one. As he turned
the corner and swung down the street
with vigorous strides be, seemed far
The moment the woman saw him
all the love and pity and tenderness
of her emotional nature welled up
In her bosom, and with a little low
cry of "My boy 1" more maternal
than amorousi she ran to meet him.
He took her outstretched bands, and
holding them wide apart smiled at the
anxiety in ber face.
"Am I on time? I was delayed a
little at the start."
"And you walked all the way I" she
"No. I ran part of the way the
first part." He thought of his empty
pockets. "I couldn't very well ride,"
he ended dryly.
"I'm sorry I I should have given
His smile vanished. "No, you
shouldn't," he Interrupted. .
"You must be ready to drop. Your
breakfast has been waiting for an
hour, for I expected' you 'earlier, and
I know you're starving."
In her basement room which,
though cheaply furnished, was spot
lessly clean she bade him sit down
while she warmed over his breakfast
on the coal-oll stove. When he had
finished the meal to the last drop and
crumb he sat back In his Btralght-baclt
chair and felt through his coat pock
ets. His quest finished, he stared
ruefully at the moist lump of tobacco
In bis palm. She sprang up, ran to a
cupboard, and' In a second was back
with a package of smoking tobacco
and a book of cigarette papers.
"I thought of It last night," she' said
simply. "I knew you would want to
He rolled and lighted a cigarette,
took a heavy Inhalation and sent the
smoke swirling celllngward. Then,
lowering his head, he looked steadily
from beneath his thick, jet-black brows
at the starry-eyed woman sitting op
posite him. He felt no love for her,
but a gratitude too deep for words
tugged at bis heart. He began to be
She walked to the sink with the
stack of dishes, deposited them and
returned to where he was standing. ,
"I I told the landlady," she fal
tered without looking at him, "that I
that you were my brother."
"No great harm In that, I hope. Be
sides there is a sort of family resem
blance. And I certainly have a most
commendable brotherly love for you."
She became silent. Her dark
skinned hands relaxed; her shoulders
drooped. After a few dumb moments
she turned away and opened a door
leading Into a dark hall., "Would you
like to go to your room how'?" Her
voice sounded spiritless. "I'll show
you the way."
He followed her down the subter
ranean passage to a narrow stairway
at the rear, up which they climbed
four flights. His room was at the rear
of the top floor." There-Was but one
Window, which gave upon an alley and
commanded a fine view of a brick wall.
He raised It and leaning 'out found
the cornice of the house was less than
six feet above the sill. V . ' , .
"I may need that some time," he
remarked, turning back to Esther.
"I'll get the lay of the roof tonight."
She had apparently forgotten her
depression, for she was all tenderness
now and, apologizing for the bareness
of his abode, she left the room.
After locking the door Fltzhugh
stripped to the skin, hung his damp
garments out of the window In the
.hope that a chance ray of sunshine
might discover them and curled up on
the bed, which was never Intended
for a man of his stuture. In less than
three minutes he ' Was slumbering
soundly. . , . .?
' "'' '"
It was dusk when he awoke. Feel
ing greatly refreshed, he put on his
clothes, which were almost dry, and
walked downstairs, where he wag
greeted by Esther.
"It must, be . pretty late," he rW
"It's nearly nine."
"Nine I Why, I have had ten hours'
"But you hadn't slept for two
"It's a-larger dose than I've taken
In years. I almost never sleep more
than five hours out of the twenty-four.
I feel as though I'm wasting time if I
do. I know that's an astonishing state
ment for a tramp to make, but there's
so much In life, even for a tramp "
"Please don't say that You are not
a tramp, 'and I don't like to hear yon
say you are."
"Don't you want to know who I
am?" he asked, suddenly very earnest
She shook her head. "No at least
not until you wish to tell me. It
doesn't matter to me what you are, or
what you have been. Look at It the
other way about; how much do you
know of me? You know I am a radical,
you have probably surmised I am of
foreign parentage, and that Is all. I
think I shall tell you something about
myself, for I can see you want to
The way of a maid.
(TO BB CONTINUED.)
A wise man shuts his eyes when bo
looks at a woman's faults.