WORLD HAPPENINGS OF C1T WEEK Brief Resume Most Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Event of Noted People, Governments and Pacific Northwest, and Other Things Worth Knowing. Genaral Semenoff, commander of the remnants of all-Russian forces in Siberia, has been seriously wounded in a mine explosion in China. Samuel Lehman, well-known musical conductor and author of "Everybody Works but Father," was killed in New York Sunday by an automobile. According to the London Dally Mall, it has been decided to establish an Arab parliament in Mesopotamia and also an Arab cabinet with British advisers. Both the Polish and Russian Boviet delegations plan to resume the peace negotiations within a week, probably at Riga, Letvla, says a wireless mes sage from Minsk. The French government has decided to appoint two delegates to the Ameri can Mayflower celebration in Novem ber and December, one of whom will be General Neville. Women of Georgia have a right to vote in the state-wide primary Septem ber 8, as well as at the coming gen eral election, R. A. Denny, state at , torney general ruled. Ceneral Semenoff, anti-bolshevik Cossack leader in eastern Siberia, has applied to Leon Trotzky for permis- slon to join the Russian soviet army, says a Moscow dispatch. Prince George Lotfallah, personal friend of Emir Flsal, king of Syria, says that the king was willing to ac cept a foreign mandate for Syria, pre ferably American or British. Klltsu Kanayama, senior publlo pro curator of Japan, was seriously wound ed Tuesday when he was stabbed by a Japanese, who went to his office to Interview him on legal matters. Search for Americans and British subjects kidnaped by Pedro Zamora, the Jalisco bandit, during his raid on the town of Cuale, August 20, has been ' ordered by the Mexican war depart ment It is reported at Trenton, Ont., that a company with a capital of ?31,000,- 000 has taken over a former large munitions plant here for the purpose of manufacturing drugs and chemicals on a large scale. Prompt ncceptance of proposals by Italy and Great Britain, relutlve to Poland, by the Russian soviet govern ment wus chiefly due to the Polish victory before Warsaw accordlug to a Rome dispatch. ' A misstep causod Mrs. Thllomena Miistacl to full to her death Tuesday In the huge bread mixer In her husband's bakery In Chicago. The police worked two hours extricating the body, nearly every bone in which was broken. No' morning papers appeared in Liverpool Monday for the first time in 112 years and no evening paper for the first time in BO years as a conse quence of a sudden strike of news paper compositors there and in Man chester. Coal miners of five mines in the Springfield, 111., district were on strike Tuesday and others, Secretary J. J, Watts, of the United Mine Workers predicted would be out soon in pro test against the price of powder, which was raised 40 cents a keg, by the joint agreement recently made in Chicago, Negotiations botween Secretary of Stute Colby and Ambassador Shldthara at Washington have reached a solu tion of the Japanese imigratlon prob lem In the United States, according to a Tokio dispatch to the Nlppu Jljl, Japanese paper in Honolulu, giving Its authority as the Kokumln Shtubun Tokio newspaper, crediting the report to a reliable source. Ultimate ownership of the great stockyards by livestock dealers and producers is proposed by the "big five' meat packing companies in a plan for disposition of their yard holdings filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia supreme court Sale of the packer . Interests In the stockyards was neces sitated by a recent court decree com pelling the packing companies to di vest themselves of all ownership of yards, terminal railways and market newspapers. r Hotel and Business Houses Burn With Loss of $150,000. Klamath Falls, Or. Ten persons are known to have been burned to death, seven are injured, and several others, two of whom are believed to be from Portland, are missing as the result of a fire which destroyed the Hous ton hotel here Monday and also razed a part of the business district Esti mates of the number of dead have been placed as high as 16. The property loss was estimated at $150,000. All those who lost their lives were occupants of the Houston hotel, which was crowded with 180 persons who had come to Klamath Falls for the Labor day celebration. The seven persons who were hurt sustained injuries dr burns in at tempting to make their escape from the flaming building. The fire rap idly dwept thirough ithe old three- story building which almost at once was turned to a fiery furnace. Many of the patrons were forced to leap from the upper windows. The flames, in almost no time seemed to have cut off all avenues of escape from the hotel. The hotel register was destroyed; making the work of identification difficult It was feared that in some cases the names of the victims might never be learned. Five unidentified persons who were known to have oo- cupled rooms in the hotel are missing according to statements made by Mrs. Goldie Houston, who managed the hotel, and Harry Jones, night clerk. From the Houston hotel the, fire leaped south across the street and wiped out the opera house and other buildings in the same block. The flames Jumped east across the sec ond street and destroyed the Argraves apartments and two adjoining resi dences. The fire, which is believed to have started from a refuse pile in the rear of the hotel, was discovered about 3:30 A. M. That others lost their lives in the holocaust besides the ten persons whose bodies have been recovered was apparent by the grisly evidence of human bones which couldi be seen in the burned debris where the hotel once stood. With so many persons forced to flee from the hotel in scant attire or none at all, relief measures were at once undertaken by local members o the Red Cross. The Main-street court house, an unoccupied building now in litigation, was commandeered by the Red Cross and the fire refugee's were cared for there. Fifty cots were placed in the building. A relief fund was started this aft ernoon by organized lubor bodies tor the fire victims. July Exports Exceed 1919 Record. Washington, D. C Exports of the United States to the principal coun tries during July totaled $651,381,827, an lndrease of $82,694,312 over the corresponding period last year the department of commerce reported Sat urday. Imports for the same month amounted to $537,170,351, an increase of $193,424,281 over July, 1919. For the first seven months of this year exports totaled $4,899,254,121, compared to $4,626,109,266 in 1919, while Imports totaled $3,481,938,379, compared with $1,954,257,362. July exports to Great Britain to taled $128,894,945, compared with $206,- 233,921 laHt year; Canada $98,484,423. Imports from Great Britain totaled $46,523,662, Canada $42,720,420, Japan $39,744,463. Imports from Geirmany totaled $10,- 436,022, compared with $291,166, while exports to that country reached $28,- 025,621, compared with $2,426,742 last year. All-British Bond Urged. Edmonton, Alberta. Establishment within the year of a common council ut Loudon in which British dominions would be represented by resident min isters was predicted by Viscount Burn- ham of the imperial press conference delegation touring Canada in a speech Saturday. Viscount Burnhatn stressed the necessity of empowering dominion governments to "take their proper places in imperial affairs." Man, 8 feet 9, Gets Lost Chicago. Johanne Aason of Uumld- hon, Norway, who is 8 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 503 pounds, walked Into a police station Sunday and con fided that he was lost. The police captain directed him to his hotel Auson is with a carnival company and came here to buy clothes. Peace Recruiting Heavy. Washington, D. C Army recruiting again broke all peace-time records in AugiiBt, according to a statement by Adjutant-General Harris showing 19,- 242 enlistments. July enlistments were 15,821. EN DIE IN KLAMATH FIRE STATE NEWS J IN BRIEF, Albany. September 17 has been fix ed as the date for the official open ing of Albany's community house, and plans for a big house-warming are be ing developed. Salem. Frank Davey, candidate for representative from Marion county at the November election, has accepted a position as special claim investigator in the state industrial accident de partment Eugene. The outlet of Siltcoos lake, in the western part of Lane county, will soon be made navigable for small power boats, according to R. S. Shel ley, supervisor of the Siuslaw national forest, who has just returned to Eu gene. Salem. The Guernsey Cattle Breed ers' association of the Pacifio north west will hold a public auction in Portland on November 18 in connec tion with the Pacifio International ex position, according to announcement made here. Portland. Damages totaling $428,- 053.74 for alleged breach of contract are sought in a suit filed in the cir cuit court recently by the Astoria Marine Iron Works against the United Statea shipping board emergency fleet corporation. Hermiston. Owners of prune orch ards on the Umatilla project report that the crop returns will be very good this year. Climate and soil are proving favorable to the growing of prunes and more land is being put into prunes each year. Albany. The mountains of eastern Linn county have produced this year the largest and best crop of huckle berries In many years. People from various sections who have gone into the mountains are securing great quan tities of the berries. Salem. The state land board has signed a contract with the Salem Sand & Gravel company whereby the cor poration agrees to remove a minimum of 5000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the bed of the Willamette river within a period of five years. The stipulated price is 10 cents per cubic yard. Portland. More than $1,000,000 was paid by Stanley Dollar of San Fran cisco for the Monarch mills In North Portland, according to L. W .David, owner, who made the sale. The prop erty will be operated by a company of which Mr. Dollar will be the head, but Mr. David will remain as man ager of the mill. r Heppner. Harvesting and threshing were resumed on some farms Thurs day after several days' layoff on ac count of the rain, and it is believed that the damage to grain will be slight. Between Wednesday morning and Sunday morning 1.43 Inches of rain fell here. This is an August rec ord for this section of the state. Salem. Marlon county hopgrowers declare that the recent heavy rains had no harmful effect on their yards and that picking of fuggles, or baby hops, started August 31st. In a few of the yards the rain knocked the hops from the trellis, but these were not dam aged. It is estimated that the crop this year will be 80 per cent normal Marshfield. Accounts of the great salmon run in the Rogue river toward the close of the season indicate there were more fish came into the river than at any season in the memory of the inhabitants of Curry county. The reason assigned for the great rush is that salmon which had been lib erated in other streams schooled into the Rogue river. Medford. The record price for Bart lett pears in the history of the -local fruit business was $5.65 average box for a carload sold in the Chicago market Wednesday. Another car in which the extra fancies averaged $5.62 and the fancies $4.10, was sold in the same market, and a third car of Rogue River valley Bartletts sold for an average of $5.30. Salem. A contract was received at the state forester's office here recent ly from the federal government ap proving the recent application of the stute land board for an exchange of 60, 000 acres of so-called scattered timber lands In the forest reserve for a com pact body of timber of similar area, Signing of the contract has been defer red until the next meeting of the state land board. Salem. That thousands of Oregon people are being swindled annually by Texas oil concerns operating as com mon-law companies Is the report made here by A. E. Gebhardt special ex aminer for the state corporation de partment, who returned to Salem re cently from Wichita Falls, Fort Worth and other Texas cities, where he con ducted an investigation of several oil companies which contemplate extend ing their operations to this state. The City of B i,D,SN Purple Dreams INTO THE DEPTHS. Synopsis. Typical tramp In ap pearance. Daniel Randolph Fitz hugh, while crossing a Chicago street, causes the wreck of an auto, whose chaufeur 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, andwash. His sense of sham is touched, and he Im proves his appearance. That night, he meets Esther Strom, a Russian anarchist, who induces Fitzhugh to address a meeting. Fitzhugh visits Symington Otis, prominent financier, and displaying a pack age which he Bays contains dyna mite, demands (10,000. Otis gives him a check. At the house he meets the girl who had given him the dollar, and learns she is Kath leen Otis. She recognizes him. ABhamed, he tears up the check and escapes, but Is arrested. Es ther visits Fitzhugh in jail and makes arrangements for procuring legal advice. His trial Is speedily completed and he Is found insane and committed to an asylum, from which he easily makes 'his escape. Fitzhugh takes refuge in Chicago, with Esther, who has become In fatuated, with him. His one Idea Is to become rich and win Kathleen. In a fight with Nlkolay, jealous ad mirer of Esther, Fitzhugh worsts him. Securing menial employment he learns that Nlkolay has been found dead In Esther's house, and In a letter to him she admits the killing, telling him she did it for his sake and that she has gone away, He sees Kathleen from a distance, and la strengthened in his determination to win her. Fitz hugh attracts the attention of Qulgg, dealer in bogus stocks. Fitz hugh act as a decoy for gullible Investors. Staked by his employer In a poker game for high stakes he meets a wheat pit speculator, Hen ry Hunt, who believes him to be a New York man of wealth. With his poker winnings he Joins Hunt In a wheat deal. Through Hunt's operations Fitzhugh nets nearly 30,000. CHAPTER VII Continued. 10 "So you see," he wound up, "there's nothing to .it but a bull market. There'll be a big rebound Just as sure as we're sitting here. Symington Otis is my strongest point. As I said be fore, I'm nine-tenths certain he'll turn bull again, now he's walloped the man he went after, and you know what that means. He'll send wheat up like a balloon he's strong enough to do It. All we need do Is to climb into the basket and participate in the grand ascension." "As you have wisely pointed out, Hunt," began Fitzhugh, turning the fragile stem of his wine glass between his long fingers, "we had better step cautiously at first sort of feel our way. There's never nny telling what pitfalls may lurk below tranquil wa ters. Afterward, we'll wade in boldly. Merely as a starter, I'll give you my check tomorrow for twenty-five thou sand. I'm not saying what I'll do after that" As they were leaving the club, Fitz hugh turned to his companion and, as though suddenly reminded of some In consequential thought that had oc curred to him earlier in the day, said carelessly : . "Oh, by the way, Hunt, I'm thinking of opening a sniull banking account in Chicago. I wish you'd introduce me to your banker." For once Hunt was mistaken. There was no boom In December wheat. True, there was a reaction, for when the bears removed the pressure the abnormally low market began gradu ally to assume a natural level. But winter wheat, which Hunt had expect ed to mount by leaps, dragged slowly, ascending, to be sure, yet moving little by little an eighth or a quarter at a time. Once or twice, In some sudden flurry, it even went off half a point Hunt was very much puzzled. "There's a screw loose somewhere," be told Fitzhugh, after one of these unexplnlnuble slumps j "but I can't fig ure out Just where." Of late, Fitzhugh had been studying lndefatignbly the hundred and more different conditions which, directly or Indirectly, alfeet the Chicago wheat market He devoted hours to this, where another man would have de voted minutes, and his brain, so keen, so quick to grasp every salient detail and appraise its true value, enabled him to view the present situation with a far clearer vision than that of Hunt "I think I know where the wobbly plnce is," he replied, "and, unless I'm mistaken, It's going to shake the whole machine to pieces before long. Hunt, we'll hove to draw out. If we don't, our little craft will be swamped, and she'll sink like a rock. For my part, I want to sell every bushel of wheat I own tomorrow morning." They called a taxlaib and repaired forthwith to Fltzhngh's newly leused apartment In a newly erected build ing In Lincoln parkway. It was for bachelors exclusively, this building, and If Its smart elevators, smarter at tendants and potted plants and costly appointments were any criterion, it was also exclusively for wealthy bachelors. The Japanese servant served dinner, after which Fitzhugh and his guest sauntered to a frout room, evidently Intended for a library and study, and there ensconced themselves before a low bay window commanding a mag nificent view of the lake. Hunt settled himself contentedly in a ehair, whose soft cushions embraced him In a de licious manner, lazily emitted a stream of cigar smoke and allowed his gaze to wander about the beautiful room, replete with soft tones and colors. Suddenly Fitzhugh stood up. "Let's get down to business, Hunt." He spoke very briskly and, crossing the room, took from the round safe em bedded in the wall several packets of pnpers secured by thick elastic bands. These papers contained a mass of data covering the past seven weeks, consisting of crop reports, statistics from many different sources, newspa per clippings and telegrams and cable grams that had exhausted his ready money to the last cent. He walked to a heavy desk of solid mahogany, switched on the light thut was a mini ature of the gorgeous one on the table, and spread the papers on the flat top of the desk. And while Hunt sat op posite, following him with concen trated attention, he went over them point by point, dwelling fully on every detail, explaining clearly the reasons for his belief. So lucidly did he do this that a child might have followed him. . "My deductions are substantiated," he summed up, "by the fact that Otis and his following are not bulling the market as you supposed they would. What's more, they're not going to bull It. I've put myself in their pluce. Otis and company will make their attack when the enemy is in its most vulner able state, and that's Just the condi tion the enemy's In now." There wns a conversational pause, while Hunt reperused some of the pa pers scattered about the desk. 'So you think we'd better unload? he said finally, sitting back and mo tioning to Hakl to fill his champagne goblet. "As though our lives depended on it." Hunt watched the servant fill his glass, then lifted it and surveyed his host solemnly across Its rim. "So be it" he rumbled in a sepul chral voice. "The blame be upon your head if we lose." Fitzhugh's prediction was bounti fully fulfilled next day. December wheat went tumbling and crumbling. Hunt, thanks to Fitzhugh, managed to squirm from under with a whole skin and a few thousands profit. Ilur- He Stole Up the Six Flights of Stairs to Hit Rooms, Unobserved, and Let Himself In Without Awakening His Valet rylng through the outer office of Bur ton & Burton, he spied Fitzhugh and fell upon htm with open arms, pressing into his hnnd a check for thirty thou sand dollars. "What had we better do now, Dan J' "Sell December wheat It's going to zero. This slump will keep up Indefi nitely." "Rlght-o !" Hunt was fairly burning with excitement the gambler's ex citement, than which there Is none more feverish. ''You nmy sell half a million for me, You'd better sell an equal amount yourself." Fitzhugh produced a slen der check-book and started to fill out a check. Abruptly he paused, bit his lip, made as if to return his fountain pen to his pocket "I forgot some thing," he said slowly. "What's wrong, Dan J" Hunt looked properly solicitous. "My a draft. Should have been sent from New York day before yes terday. My brother has It but he's sud denly fallen 111. Probably forgot all about It. That's all. I'm sorry. Hunt but I can offer you nothing except my personal check, and that'll be only for a few thousands." In a flush all of Hunt's reverence for weulth and his desire to toady to it were to the front. What an oppor tunity to be of service to this man of millions 1 He could have wished for nothing better. "Don't worry about that for a minute, Dan." He spoke with the utmost friendliness. "I'll at tend to your margins for you. Flvt hundred thousand, I believe you said?" Yes." Fitzhugh rapidly filled out a check for twenty thousand dollars. Take this, anyhow, Hunt" He tore the check from the book. "Just as an evidence of good faith," he laughed. The courtier took the check in the same jocular spirit in which it was offered, scarcely glancing at its figure. After a little they parted, Hunt hasten ing to the private office of Burton, senior. Fitzhugh went straight to his bank and- deposited the thirty thousand dol lars. Immediately afterwards at started back to the Board of Trade. When nearly there, however, h stopped, paused Irresolute, then turned and walked slowly In another direc tion. For over an hour he roamed restlessly about the loop. He seemed Infirm of purpose, aimless of destina tion. Once, without exactly knowing why, he entered the post office and strolled absently about the dark corridors. H was leaving by the western entrance, when, happening' to glance to his left he saw on the grass over a doorway, "General Delivery." He came to a dead halt. A hoi blush of shame pricked him. He fell . suddenly mean, contemptible. He en tered the room nml asked If there wer any mall for Daniel Fitzhugh. Thi clerk handed him a half-dozen letter! postmarked from a small town in Rus sia. He opened and read them one bj one, standing near the window. In all of them Esther breathed her love foi him, yet there was a difference as th letters progressed. In the first two she wrote chiefly of him and secondlj 'of the work she was doing for tin Cause. The next one was solely about him and there was a more Insistent note in her passionate declarations In the third wns a tone of despair, hint of fond hopes fust slipping awayi and the last two were filled with bit ter reproaches, piteous pleadings Jealousy I From a word she let drop In one oi the earlier missives he divined six was in dire need of money. Even al that moment she might be sufferin from lack of necessities. He stuffed the letters in a coal pocket, went to his bank and procured a bill of exchange to her order for l thousand dollars.." : At one of the public desks he wrot on the back of a deposit-slip : "Tin goal Is not yet in sight but I'm run ning fast." - This he attached to the draft and sealed in an envelope, which he ad dressed and mailed to her while re morse was hot upon him. From the post 'office he went to l hotel In Randolph street, asked foi stationery and wrote the following: Dear Hunt I have just received bad news. Mj brother Is at the point of death. Musi hurry to his bedside. May see you In I couple of weeks. Meanwhile, good luckl . Yours, K. He directed this to Hunt's home ad dress, took It to. the district messengei office in the hotel and left orders foi its delivery at nine o'clock. ' - Had anyone looked for Fitzhugh that night in his apartment, or in the theaters or hotel lobbies, or In any oi the other places where he usually spent his evenings, it would have been In vain. He would not have been found. But In a vile saloon In lower Clark street a tall, tramplsh-tooklng man with a pointed beard, attired in ragged habiliments and wearing low upon his brow an old slouch hat fully half.a size too large, was carousing delirious ly with the muddled denizens, leading them In maudlin song, and Inciting them to drunken ribaldry. , - CHAPTER VIII. Fitzhugh's debauch lasted two weeks. Then he sobered up und went home. Under cover of the somnolence that enveloped the apartment building at four o'clock In the morning he stole up the six flights of stairs to his roomi unobserved, and let himself in without awakening his valet He removed his shabby apparel, his decrepit hat, se creted them in a wardrobe and went to the bathroom. When he entered his bedroom, glowing from a brisk scrub and attired In silk pajamas, he looked a little tired. It was not however, a physical tiredness. Fitzhugh felt, men tally, like a man who had taken a very arduous Journey In search of gold only to find he had been chasing a rainbow. He climbed in between the snowy sheets of his bed and lay very still. His eyes were closed, but he was not asleep. The only girl! (TO BH CO.NT1NUEU.) Study Banana Plants. In making a thorough botanical and commercial study of the banana to ihlllpplne bureau of agriculture has collected banana plants from all over Ilia world.