The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, October 08, 1920, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Restrictions upon the use or sale 'of
milk, candy or pustry in Paris were
removed Wednesday.
Dr. Albert Hedrlek, a clerk In the
United States consular service at Vera
Cruz, died Tuesday night from yellow
The Victor opera house, the largest
structure in the Cripple Creek, Colo.,
district, was destroyed by fire at noon
A cut In its personnel of 3224 em
ployes, resulting In a decrease In the
payroll of $5,530,372 during tho fiscal
year of 1920, is announced by the ship
ping board.
The farmer-labor party of New Mex
ico, in convention at Albuquerque, N.
M., Tuesday nominated a full state
ticket. W. E. McOrath is the nominee
for governor.
Dissolution of tho partnership of
Abraham L. Erlanger and Marc Klaw,
theatrical promoters, Is sought by Mr.
Erlanger In an action filed in New
York Tuesday.
Mrs. Emma C. Bergdoll and her four
co-defendants were found guilty Tues
day night of conspiracy to aid two
of Mrs. Bergdoll's sons, G rover and
Krwln, to evade the draft.
Captain J. R. Kelly of the steamer
Wakena, one of the best known Seat
tle navigators between this and Brit
ish Columbia ports, was drowned in
Powell river, B. C, Tuesday, accord
ing to advices.
Plans for erection in Seattle of a
$10,000 home for cats, dogs, and other
animals are being formulated by the
King county liumano society, it is an
nounced by Chas. M. Farrar, president
of that organization.
A huge gathering, largely composed
of women admirers, packed St. Thom
as' church In New York Tuesday morn
ing at the funeral of the motion pic
ture Btar, Olive Thomas, who died
three weeks ago In Paris of poison.
Consideration of the details of a
preliminary treaty of peace between
soviet Russia and Poland was begun
nt ltlgn Wednesday by four commis
sions named to look after different
phases of the problem before the peace
William J. Burns Issued a statement
In which he expressed conviction that
the Wall street explosion September.
10 had been Inspired by adherents of
the third Internationale at Moscow.
Mr. Burns has been investigating the
cause of tho blow-up for private
Three thousand chickens, 4000 dozen
eggs, 1000 dozen tomatoes, 400 bushels
select apples, 300 bushels potatoes and
other great quantities of food were
amassed In Ashevlllo, N. C, to feed
the Old Hickory (31st) division vet
erans during their two-day reunion
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hov. J. M. Skinner, Presbyterian
minister of Stockton, Cal., Sunday
afternoon preached a sermon Into a
wireless telephone apparatus which
was heard at many points within a
100-mllo radius of Stockton. His voice
was heard at stations in six surround
ing counties, including San Francisco
and Sacramento.
The first shipment of cattle from
the Hutted States to Germany and
Austria to rehabilitate the herds of
those two countries will sail from
Galveston, Tex., about October 15, it
is announced by Ernest Habe, presi
dent of the United States Society for
the Belief of tho Distressed of Ger
many and Austria.
Warning against "fake" fruit bever
ages which have flooded the soft-drink
market since the advent of prohibition
was issued recently by the public
health service. Many of the orange
beverages now being sold, it was said,
consist only of sweetened carbonated
water, flavored with a llttlo oil from
the peel of oranges and artificially
Destructive effects of the nation's
coast defense guns ngalnst an armored
warship will bo tested for the first
time in an experimental bombardment
of the old battleship Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts will be turned over
to the war department about Novem
ber 1 to be used as a target for the
12 inch coast guns and mortars of
Pensacola, Fla.
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Beavorton. Walter Walker was ac
cidentally shot througli the leg and
foot last week when the gun ho was
carrying was discharged while he was
Inspecting it during a hunting trip
near here.
Salem. Tho attorney-general has
been asked to prepare a ballot title for
a local measure providing an increase
In the salary of tho county school
superintendent of Morrow county to
$2000 a year. The measure will go
on the ballot In Morrow county.
Bend Tho first ex-service man in
Bend to receive his victory medal is
Karl Houston, vice-commander of
i'ercy A. Steven post, American
Legion. Mr. Houston spent 18 months
in France.
Salem. The question of whether the
successor to A. 8. Bennett, supreme
justice, In case the latter resigns, will
hold office until January 1, 1925, the
expiration of Mr. Bennett's term, or
will merely retain the office until the
next general election will be referred
to the attorney-general, it was an
nounced here recently.
Boardman. Thirty hay growers of
this vicinity met Saturday night to
develop plans for a hay association.
The chief plan discussed was affilia
tion and co-operation with an organiza
tion now being fostered In Umatilla
county. A. W. Cobb of Boardman re
ported on a recent trip to Yakima
to investigate methods employed
The Dalles. The Wasco county
grand jury last week reported that it
refused to indict Thomas Clifton,
negro, charged with an attempt to at
tack Winnie Mitsch, white, in her
room here at the Glenwood hotel three
weeks ago. The negro received his
freedom and officials were of the opin
ion that ho was the victim of an at
tempted "frame-up."
Salem. Joseph Richardson, deputy
state treasurer, delivered to the First
National bank of Portland, state high
way bonds aggregating $2,000,000.
These bonds were sold by the state
highway commission Tuesday to Ralph
Schneelock & Co. of Portland, acting
for an eastern syndicate. Prompt de
livery of the bonds means that the
money derived from their sale will be
available within the next few days.
Hood River. Cull apples, the price
of which soared to $15 for cider stocks,
and $20 ton for canning quality of
fruit last year, will show a decline of
nearly 50 per cent in price this sea
son. The Hood River vinegar com
pany, which utilizes most of the fruit,
announces that It will begin to receive
cull apples October 6 at a price of $8
a ton. Canners and cider manufac
turers who were here last 'season
engerly bidding for the cull product
are absent this season.
Salem. Announcement was made
here last week that the Peoples Cash
Store had reduced Its prices on all
lines of goods from 20 to 40 per cent,
and that still greater reductions might
be expected within the next few days.
J. A. Mcllodgson, manager of the
store, said that both manufacturers
and wholesalers throughout the coun
try were reducing prices and as a
result the retail establishments would
necessarily have to give the buying
public the benefit of the reductions.
La Grande. Grand Roude valley
tamers are becoming discouraged be
cause of the rain which fell for several
weeks. Although all of the fall grain
has been taken care of, much of the
spring grain wus just being cut. That
which is in shocks is reported to be
sprouting, as well as some which was
cut and stacked. The uncut grain Is
not damaged as badly as at first re
ported, hut with the continued rains
is fast bleaching, and will mean a
much lower grade when graded for
l'lineville. The Interstate fair will
be held this year October 6 to 9, and
I'rlneville Is awaiting with eagerness
the gala event. Visitors to Prineville
will find many changes this year. Dur
ing the past 12 months there has been
erected a fine Masonic temple nt an
approximate cost of $30,000, the Motor
Sales company occupy a cement build
ing which Is built on Main street, the
First National bank has been remod
eled, the Tum-ALum Lumber com
pany, among other improvements, has
erected a 64x04 lumber shed and in
stalled electricity throughout the
Burns. When a committee of Wil
lamette valley business men was in
Burns recently for the purpose of In
vestigating the transportation problem
of central Oregon, a trip was made to
Malheur lake to obtain information
pertaining to the proposed bird refuge
bill which is to come before the voters
nt the general election In November.
After an examination of conditions
the members of the committee pledged
themselves to oppose the bill. They
declared they felt, as the residents of
Harney and adjoining counties do,
that the land,' once ceded to the gov
ernment, will lose to the state thou
sands of dollars for the school fund.
Congress to Be Asked to Strip
Power From Labor Bureau.
Post Successfully Balks Palmer In
Banishment of Radicals De
spite Convictions.
Washington, D. C An effort Is to
be made as soon as congress convenes
to tako tho control of deportation of
undesirable aliens out of the hands
of the department of labor and place
It in tho hands of tho department of
Tho reason for this Is found in the
continued succesB of Louis F. Post,
assistant secretary of labor, in balk
ing the effort of the department of
justice to obtain the deportation of
men, who, In the judgment of the attorney-general,
have been shown to
be guilty of advocating the overthrow
of the American government by force.
There are now at large In the United
States no fewer than 150 aliens whose
deportation has been ordered. Many,
and perhaps nearly all of these have
been paroled by Mr. Post to a com
mltee named by him, who are said to
be advanced thinkers In politics and
economics not anarchists or com
munists at all, but men of socialistic
The excuse for not carrying out the
order of deportation is that there are
no ships sailing for Russia, though
the Buford carried the cargo of reds,
among them Emma Goldman and Al
exander Berkman, without difficulty
and the departments were quite will
ing to put another transport at the
disposal of the labor department for
the same purpose.
The paroling of reds or their re
lease on insufficient bail, following
the wholesale cancellation of depor
tation warrants by Mr. Post has great
ly handicapped the department of jus
tice in its campaign against criminal
It was at first suggested that the
department of justice should receive
charge of the deportation business,
but the incongruity of that branch
being both judge and prosecutor in
these cases was recognized.
It seems to have become the policy
of this country to make the labor de
partment the seat of representation
of unpopular political sects and there
is curreut In Washington a rumor
that Raymond Robins, the friend of
the soviet, is to succeed Secretary
Wilson in the event of Senator Hard
ing's election. This is another rea
son for the movement of transfer
jurisdiction in the cases of anarchists
and communists who subscribe to the
doctrines of force, away from the de
partment of labor.
Chicago. Charges that certain
White Sox players regulated their
playing this season by the scoreboard
winning or losing in order to keep
the betting odds favorable were
made here by Byrd Lynn and Hervey
Mctiellan, who said that as "bench
warmers" most of the season, they
had studied the players carefully and
were convinced the Sox were "thrown"
out of the pennant.
"We lost the pennant because cer
tain players they are among the
eight indicted by the Cook county
grand jury did not want us to win,"
said Lynn. "We soon noticed how
carefully they studied the score board
more than even the average player
does In a pennant race and that they
always made errors which lost the
game when Cleveland and New York
were losing. If Cleveland won we
won. If Cleveland lost we lost. The
idea was to keep up the betting odds,
but not to let us win the pennant."
McClellan said he was convinced
certain players had deliberately
"thrown" three games in Boston, on
the last eastern trip.
Prince Tries Suicide
Constantinople. Abdul Mejid, heir
apparent to the Turkish throne, at
tempted suicide Thursday night by
trying to swallow poison. A man
servant dashed the bottle to the floor
before its contents reached his lips.
Mejid previously had written a letter
to the sultaln. The heir apparent is
said to have been nervous from en
forced seclusion, and inability to go
to the Angora front, where Turkish
forces are fighting nationalists.
The City of
Purple Dreams
CHAPTER X. Continued.
The luxuriant-haired Pole was soar
ing toward his tinnle. In a few min
utes they might be discovered. She
spoke rapidly. "You can accomplish
more wonders" looking eagerly at
him. "I even believe you can make
father like you. Once you have shown
him you can be n master of finance It
Is possible bis feeling toward you will
change. He thinks you a nobody now,
She Clapped Her Hands. Her Eyes
Were Radiant. "We Will Announce
Our Engagement the Day You Are
Worth a Million Dollars!"
hut If you I have It!" She clapped
her hands. Her eyes were radiant.
"We will announce our engagement
the day you are worth a million dol
lars I"
The violinist swept his bow across
the strings in a triumph of Mozartian
climax, and they drew apart and Joined
In the applause. And none in the room
was more enthusiastic.
Thanks to the dexterity of his
French chauffeur, Fitzhugh was at
tacking his morning ninil at twenty
minutes past ten. When running
through the fourth letter of the heap
his secretary had opened and laid out
for him he paused suddenly, then sat
violently back In his chair.
"Now, how In Hades," wondered he,
"could I forget that?"
He meant the first million. While
with Kathleen that morning the
thought of it had occurred and re-occurred
to him, but always at Inoppor
tune moments, and when finally the
right time had arrived It slumbered In
the meshes of his mind.
"I'll tell her on Wednesday," he con
cluded ; and promptly was swallowed
up In the rush of the day's business.
The boy handed him a scrap of pa
per on which was written with a lead
pencil :
"I must see you at once. Esther."
"Tell her I can't see her!" and be
crunched the paper between his fingers
and shot It angrily out an open win
dow. Before the lad reached the door
he checked him, less harshly, with:
"Explain to her, Tommy, that I am ex
tremely busy, and ask her to call
Dismissing the Incident completely
from his mind, he gathered up the
sheaf of letters. An altercation arose
In the outer otlice. The door was flung
open. Esther entered.
Seeing the stenographer, she held
the door open.
"I want to see you alone, Daniel,"
said Esther quietly.
Fitzhugh motioned to his employees
to go, and closed the door after him.
"Well? What is It?" He remained
standing near the door, the sheaf of
letters clutched with an Iron grip In
his right hand. He was striving hard
to control his mounting temper.
Unbidden, she sat down. He did not
resume his seat. There was an awk
ward pause.
"This may be the last time," she be
gan, choosing her words carefully,
"that we shall see each other. I am
going away tonight. I enme all the
way from Paterson. I thought I would
tell you good-by."
She stood up so that she faced him.
She looked at him fixedly. "Night be
fore last, Daniel, in Paterson, I
walked tuy room for hours. I was try
ing to decide something, Daniel.
Something very hard. A secret a ter
rible secret and I wanted to tell you.
But I couldn't decide."
"Have you decided?" Impatiently.
"Quite. I shouldn't tell you. I have
reasoned It out again and again. You
shouldn't know. But I want you to
know I And, Daniel" reaching up
suddenly, she rested her bands on his
shoulders, and when her large, sad
eyes lifted to his It struck him afresh
how like n martyr she seemed "Dnn
lel, I have been chosen to remove our
He tensed, with a quick Intake of
breath. "You mean what d'you
menn? You're not you don't intend "
"It is decreed he must die tomorrow.
His living Is Inimical to the Cuuse.
lie Is false to Russia."
"And you Intend doing It?"
"I will do It."
He seized her wrists, gripped tliem
till she winced. His voice was as steel
when he said: "You shall not. Under
stand that once for all. You shall not I
It Is madness, Nothing less."
"You can't understand. I hardly ex
pected you to."
He strode violently to the door to
still somebody's knocking, then came
back to her.
"What price do you want? Name
She shook her head. "There Is no
"I say there Is! Why else would you
be here? Speak up I What do you
She lowered her gaze, a little star
tled. "Yes, there is one for whom 1
would renounce even the Cause, turn
traitor " She flung her arms out to
him In a rush of abandon "Oh, Dan
iel, you know, you know I"
He loosened her hands from his
"That," said he, "Is Impossible. I
am engaged to be married."
She recoiled as though he bud struck
her. Her foot struck a chair as she
stepped back. She sat down very
slowly. For a few moments she seemed
stricken dumb. Then:
"To to that"
"To her you saw me with at the
"When?" she asked. "When?"
"We became engaged last March.
The second of last March."
"The second of last March." She
repeated the words dully, pressing her
hand to her forehead. "The second of
last why, D-Daniel, don't you remem
ber? That is the day we first met
each other. Don't you remember,
Daniel?" laughing shrilly "the
crowds, and how I was swept Into
your arms, and the speeches you made,
first In the street, and then "
"Esther! Esther! Do you realize
where you are? Twelve or fifteen
persons are waiting outside to see me,
and their time and mine means
Her reminiscences trailed off Into
"Money I"
Then all at once a terrific change
enme over her. She sprang up tlger
ishly, swept the chair aside, rushed
toward the door.
He was there first, however, and
stood with his back against it, burring
her way.
"You will not leave this office," he
declared, "until "
"Open that door!"
" until you listen to reason."
"Open that door, open thut door!
I'll scream !"
"You may go when you've promised
me "
"Open that door!"
Out of all patience, angry and hu
miliated, he threw the door open, and
saw her run the gaping gauntlet In the
outer office. He closed the door quiet
ly and summoned a messenger, llis
nostrils were dilated, his face white,
his lower front teeth were locked firm
ly over the upper ones. He sat at his
desk, took a pad of telegraph forms
from a drawer, and with u hand as
steady as the mahogany on which It
rested he wrote the following, address
ing It "Secret Service:" "A dement
ed woman who imagines she has been
wronged by the Russian ambassador
will arrive In Washington from Chica
go. Watch all trains for her. She Is
slightly built, has dark hair and eyes
and is dressed In black. II. D. F."
Some while after five o'clock Fitz
hugh sat at the telephoae on his locked
desk, his hat on, an unllghted cigar be
tween his teeth, delivering the custom
ary order for violets. With a final ad
monition to the florist to send nothing
except the best, he "hung up." As he
lighted his cigar and swung out of his
office he met a messenger, who hand
ed him a square envelope. Embossed
on the hack was "One Thousand Lake
Shore Drive," and It contained a very
brief and formal request for an Im
mediate call from him at that address.
The chauffeur was waiting with the
car in Adams street. Fitzhugh settled
back comfortably in the cushioned seat
as the chauffeur picked his way
through the mass of traffic, and all
the cares and worries of that busy day
slipped gratefully from him, leaving
him serene with contentment.
He was received In the library of
Mr. and Mrs. Otis. There was no sign
of Kathleen ; and a glance at her pa
rents sufficed to apprise him he was in
for a disagreeable time. They re
mained standing after he entered ; noi
vyns he asked to sit down. Mrs. Otis,
haughtily stationed as far from him
as the large room would permit, had
uppoluted herself spokeswoman.
"Our daughter," said she, lifting a
formidable lorgnette to her eyes and
staring at him as though he were the
garbage man, "has informed us of her
unfortunate alliance with you."
He bowed respectfully.
"I need hardly say to you" and her
head raised higher, her hauteur waxed
stiff "that you must consider this en
gagement broken. Furthermore, you
will regard your underhanded ac
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quaintance with oilr daughter as
though It had never been. All com
munication with her of whatever na
ture must cease Instantly. That, I be
lieve, Is all."
If Mrs. Otis had expected to Inflict a
shock she triumphed amply. If she
had hoped to witness Its manifestation
she was woefully disappointed. The
crash struck Its victim us a thunder
bolt; but beyond a sudden tension
that gripped every muscle of him, he
betrayed never a sign of the Impact.
Outwardly he was almost If not quite
as self-possessed as when he entered
the house.
"Miss Otis does she know this?"
"What a question I" she gasped.
"Why, It Is she who"
"Don't!" He started forward Im
pulsively, the blood mounting hotly to
his face. But ere his eonqiosure de
parted Irretrievably "I beg your par
don. May I know the reason?"
"The reason," she snld Icily, wish
ing his discomfiture were more pro
nounced, "Is disgraceful. Most dis
graceful" lunging with the superla
tive. "Today this very afternoon, in
fact your I " She floundered
helplessly In a muddle of words. The
starched formality she had deemed
sufficient to crush the presumption of
any man wilted before his steady gaze,
his calm sternness. She turned np
peallngly to her husband, who, hav
ing held a very unwilling silence at
her prior behest, came gladly to the
"I had best deal with this man
alone, Elizabeth." He waited until she
left the room; then he blazed at Fitz
hugh : "Your wife, whom you desert
ed, was here today."
"The woman is not my wife."
"Not your legal wife, you mean."
"Nor any other kind."
Scnrcely had Fitzhugh uttered the
words, advancing with be knew not
what rash design, then he stopped,
turned back, and stood listening in
tently. Otis, thoroughly alarmed, rang
frantically for a servant,
Fitzhugh crossed to the hall-door
and listened.
From somewhere above, unbridled
and spasmodic, though faint by the
distance, came the hysterical sobbing
of a girl. Kathleen !
With an Imprecation on his tongue,
he bounded up the staircase just as
Noonan appeared In answer to the
summons. His coat clutched from be
hind, Fitzhugh turned, jerked free and,
with a single push of his flat hand,
sent the butler reeling backward to
the hall below. He leaped up the few
remaining steps to the second floor,
strode to a door standing ajar and
knocked. The girlish weeping in the
room beyond was muffled. He knocked
again. The sobbing abated, stopped.
A third time he knocked and, receiv
ing no response save silence, thrust
the door open, entered, closed the door
behind him.
It was Kathleen's boudoir. She was
seated in a chair, weeping, with her
hands hysterically covering her face;
but Immediately on seeing him she
jumped up and started for an adjoin
ing room, calling hastily to her maid.
He Seized Her Wrists, Gripped Them
Till She Winced.
And the next instant she was held,
struggling, palpitating, in the hot em
brace of his arm, and his kisses show
ered upon her lips with a delirious
passion that seared as heated metal.
"Kathleen sweetheart, you don't
believe You don't vwint me to go
She squirmed in his arms, striking
at him with her fists, uttering incoher
ent words, her face scarlet with shame.
The note of hate In her voice cooled
his madness. He released her.
"So you do believe It." And he be
came aware that her father, at his
wits' end how to handle the outrage,
was peltlug hlra with blows and kicks.
He shook off the man as a Newfound
land would a Pomeranian.
Contrary Means.
"That doctor is very successful with
Insomnia cases. How does he do It?"
"I guess it Is by his wideawake