WORLD HAPPENINGS OF Brief Resume Most Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Events of Noted People, Governments and Pacific Northwest, and Other Things Worth Knowing. United States mints during Septem ber coined 780,000 pieces of silver money for Cuba; and 640,000 pieces of silver for Peru, Director of the Mint Baker announced. The states of Arizona and North Carolina were shown, in population an nouncments by the census bureau to have hade during the last ten years the largest numerical Increases in their history. An earthquake estimated by the Uni versity of Santa Clara seismologist, as centering 66 miles northwest of San Jose, or somewhere in the vicinity of Golden Gate, was felt at 11:05:38 Tuesday morning. About one of every five soldiers whose enlistments expired in Septem ber have re-enlisted, the army xecruit lng service reports. At Camp Goron, Oa., 65 per cent of the men discharged re-enlisted immediately, and at Camp Lewis, Wash., 60 per cent. Twelve representatives and one t United States senator, members of a special congressional party which toured the far east recently, arrived in San Francisco Monday on the army transport Madawaska. The party de parted from here early in July. The council of ambassadors has dis patched a note to Germany demand ing immediate release of three ships loaded with munitions for Poland which, are being held in the Kiel canal by the German authorities. The note specifically mentions the Danish ship Dorrlt. It is reported from Sebastopol that the troops of General Wrangel's South Russian government have occupied Petroviket and Novospassovik on the coast of the sea of Azov. The re ports say Wrangel's forces captured 4000 prisoners, 12 cannon and 130 ma chine guns. Evidence that the communist party of America is "tightly connected" with the Russian third Internationale was disclosed in a report received Tuesday night by the department of justice on the examination of Witty Shackman ex-secretary to Nicholas Lenlne, ar rested recently in Chicago. Three negroes Rayfleld and Ben Glvens and Milton Smith arrested in connection with the murder of John H. White, a farmer, were taken from the county jull at McClenny, Fla Tuesday night and lynched. A fourth negro, Jim Glvens, brother to Ben and who is said to have done the shooting, Is being pursued. The American Red Cross gave aid to the country's fighting men or their families at home in 7,000,000 cases from the entrance of the United States into the war until last June. The cost was about $10,000,000. These facts are shown In a statement Issued by that organization Wednesday. The Red Cross also describes how it is con tinuing in peace time to aid the world war veterans. Edward A. Ryan, who was arrested at the Fifth Regiment armory in Balti more on the night of the Harding meeting after interrupting the repub lican presidential nominee with ques tions about the league of nations, has entered suit for $100,000 damages against Galen L. Talt, republican chairman; John J. Hanson, one of the oflcials of the meeting; Police Marshal Robert D. Carter, and two patrolmen. Following an unsuccessful Sinn Fein raid to burn the police barracks at French Park, county Roscommon, Sat urday, reprisals were carried out In that neighborhood Sunday by police and military. At Ballngare, two shops and the residence of a farmer were burned. Many crops and much prop erty were destroyed. The house and furniture of a prominent Gaelic leader was burned, A farmer was stabbed; there was considerable shooting. New York state, the most populous in the country, has a population of 10,384,144, an increase of 1,270,530, or . 13.8 per cent, over that of ten years ago. Population of three other states also were announced by the census bureau. Texas has 4,661,027 inhabi tants, an increase of 764,485, or 19.6 per cent over 1910. New Jersey, with a population of 3,155,374, showed an increase of 618,207, or 24.4 per cent. Idaho, with a population of 431,826, in creased 106,232, or S2.6 per cent CURHEHT WEEK MAY SEIZE WHISKY SHIPS To Stop Foreign Vessels From Smug gling Liquor Into U. S. Ports. Washington, D. C. Seizure and sale of foreign ships violating Amer ican prohibition laws is under consid eration by the bureau of Internal rev enue. Officials of the bureau were represented Monday as seeing no so lution to the problem other than through invoking libel provisions of the Volstead act against ships bring ing In liquor. Evidence gathered by federal enforcement agents was said to have disclosed that masters of for eign ships frequently conspired with their seamen to violate prohibition laws. The supply of alcoholic bever ages has been greatly increased along the eastern seaboard by this means, it was said. The bureau is understood also to have discovered definite connection between foreign seamen engaged in smuggling and a "whisky ring," through which the commodity is mar keted. The Volstead act provides specifi cally for confiscation of vehicles of transportation employed in violation of that law. Bureau officials were said to feel that although foreign com plications .may result, they should take steps in that direction in order to control the traffic. No estimate has been made of the amount of liquor thus reaching American "bootleggers.' Technically foreign ships are within Jurisdiction of American laws when inside the three-mile limit. This makes them liable to confiscation at any time contraband goods are found on them. Certain foreign ship masters are alleged to have employed a unique method of defeating prohibition. The reports revealed, it was stated, that pay of seamen had been reduced to nominal amount and in some cases to $1 a week in lieu of more pay, the seamen being permitted to lay in stocks of liquor in foreign ports for delivery in American ports. While questioning of masters al ways has brought denials, officials here were said to be confident of the existence of such a conspiracy, since the pay reduction has been made without protest from the seamen. AMERICA'S TAX BILL IS $5,408,075,468 Washington, D. C. America's tax bill for the fiscal year ending June 30 amounted to $5,408,075,468, approxi mately a billion and a half dollars more than paid into the federal treas ury In the previous 12 months. The figures were contained in the prelim inary report of the commission of Internal revenue. It showed that from Income and profits taxes the govern ment received approximately three fourths of all its revenue. In these two items there was an Increase of $1,356,000,000 over the fiscal year of 1919, receipts for the two years being, 1920, $3,957,701,000; 1919, $2,600,000; 000. From multifarious sources of "mis cellaneous" taxation, the levy pro duced $1,450,374,000, an increase of $201,000,000. Internal revenue receipts for 12 months by states and territories in eluded : Alaska $500,680; Idaho $4,963,264; Montana $6,770,257; Oregon $27,569, 223; Wyoming $4,225,282; Washing ton $42,107,772. The total for all states and terri tories was $5,408,075,468. Offenders Go to Prison. San Francisco. The conviction of five men for conspiracy to steal 1770 bottles of liquor valued at $20,000 from a customs warehouse in Seattle was upheld by the United States cir cuit court of appeals. The defendants and their sentences to hard labor at McNeil island were as follows: Ed ward Casey, 15 months; Edward Hagen and Dick Russell, two years each; Jim Morrison, 22 months; Wal ter F. Paton, two years. Prison Warden Kidnaped. Cork. The first known case of an attack on an Irish prison official oc curred Monday when Thomas Griffin warden in the Cork jail, was kidnaped. No trace of him has been found. was stated that Griffin was on the "black list," being accused of torment ing hunger strikers in jail by offering them food, and of mistreating other prisoners. Flour Still on Decline. San Francisco. A drop of 40 cents a barrel in the price of flour was an nouueed by wholesalers here Monday. It meant a drop of 10 cents on the 49- pound sack. It was the second similar decline in a week. The decline was attributed to the new wheat coming into the market 1 STATE NEWS t IN BRIEF. ! I . 1 WWWvvvwr 1 1 ? f r v w Albany. A girls' band will be organ ized this year at the Albany high school. Plans for the organization are being developed now. Girls of both the senior and junior high schools will participate. Tillamook. At a recent meeting of the state highway commission it was decided that a piece of road which will connect Tillamook and Lincoln counties, will be built this year. This will greatly increase the amount of summer travel to Tillamook. Medford. Ed. Walker, deputy game and fish warden of Jackson county, brought home a black-tailed deer which was shot by him near Mt. Pitt Wednesday. The buck, which weighs 175 pounds, is the largest brought to the city since the hunting season opened. Salem. Gross receipts from motor vehicle and operators' licenses during the period of March 16 to September 15, 1920, totaled $486,142.75, with cash remitted to the state treasurer aggre gating $470,074.25, according to a re port prepared by Sam A. Kozer, sec retary of state. Forest Grove. The farmers in and around this vicinity are very much dis couraged over their prune crops this year. Owing to the heavy rainfall and lack of help a 50 per cent loss is esti mated, but if there should be a change in the weather it is probable that 25 per cent of the standing crops could be saved. Salem. Fire losses in Oregon, ex clusive of Portland, for September totaled $457,160, according to a report prepared here by the state fire mar shal. The most disastrous blaze was at Klamath Falls, where the Houston hotel and eight other structures were burned, with an aggregate loss of $100,000. Oregon City. An important land deal was closed by the J. J. Sandsness Realty company at Canby last week when the old home place of Clarence Becke, near Aurora, was sold, the price being $24,000. The purchaser was William Jeskey of Auburn, Cal., a fruitgrower who came to Oregon to look for a location. Bend. Under orders from Deputy State Veterinarian Gardner 300 bucks Intended for distribution among sev eral bands of sheep in central Oregon are being held under quarantine near La Pine. The presence of scab, a disease now almost unknown in Des chutes county flocks, is suspected, Thirty days is the term of the quar antine. Burns. Ira N. Gabrielson, in charge of rodent control of the United States biological survey, was in Burns re cently investigating the rabbit pest and taking steps to put his force in the field to aid in combating them He is ready to supply a number of men and poison to aid in the destruc tion of the pests that eat up the forage needed for stock during the winter. Bend. In order to replenish the ranges of Montana and Idaho where many thousands of sheep were lost last winter, buyers have been active in central Oregon the last few days, and in the neighborhood of 95,000 lambs have been purchased and are being shipped out as rapidly as pos sible. Of these, 60,000 in round num bers, are being sent out of Bend. Salem. Governor Olcott has signed a contract whereby the state will ex change 50,000 acres of scattered lands in the forest reserves for a compact body of federal land of equal area, The contract also was signed by C. V, Martin, acting secretary of the inter ior. Authorization of this exchange of lands was made at a meeting of the state land board held here four weeks ago. Medford. The largest one-day sale and the highest average price ever received for Rogue River valley pears was made in New York last Wednes day, when 13 cars were sold for $37, 868, or an average of nearly $3000 a car. One car of Anjous from Bear Creek orchard sold for $3869, or an average of $4 a half box, wbich is a new high record for any car of local pears. Halfway. Word has been received of the death of another victim of the fire at Roblnette Monday night Mrs. George White died at Weiser, where she had been taken. This brings the number of deaths to five. There were only ten persons in the hotel and two of the living are injured. Bert Mc Gee, owner of the hotel. Is in a dan gerous condition at Boise hospital. Three persons escaped uninjured. Salem. Governor Olcott has issued a proclamation formally accepting and declaring to be in full force and ef fect compilation of the Oregon laws of 1920, as authorized under an act of the state legislature in 1919. The laws were codified by Conrad Patrick Olson of Portland, who was allowed $5000 for his services, subject to the proclamation of the governor. This amount of money was appropriated by the 1919 legislature. ' The City of Purple Dreams By EDWIN BAIRD Copyright by F. O. Browna & Co. CHAPTER XI. Continued. 15 She had rushed to the adjacent room. The door slammed. The key turned in the lock. He stared at the barrier. When he spoke to Otis, who had renewed his attack with redou bled frenzy and threats of legal pun ishment, he was markedly calm. "I will go quietly now" putting his antagonist aside. "I apologize for what I've done." As he descended the staircase, leav ing Otis with his daughter, the bevy of servants in the hall ceased their ex cited whispering, and rendered him silent awe. Fitzhugh did not go to his office the following day, butmotored far out along the north shore. His mind was a blank until his car was turning in and out through the mesh of traffic In State street. The newsboys, ever vo ciferous at the day's end, seemed to have an unwonted note of excitement in their hoarse cries of "Extra 1" De layed at Monroe street by a policeman at the crossing, he tossed the news vendor on the corner a quarter-dollar and ordered all the papers. The first one he opened was a plnk-and- black sheet, damp from the press, and blazing on Its first page this: WOMAN WOULD KILL RUSSIAN ENVOY. DIES BY OWN HAND. This much he read in one hurried glance. What followed he devoured in snatches, getting the gist of the mat ter In a minute's perusal ; "Esther Strom . . . Anarchist plot . . . Assassinate ambassador . . . B. & O. station . . . Secret Service ... Swallowed prusslc acid . . . Found dead In cell." CHAPTER XII. Fitzhugh awakened next morning to the ringing of his telephone. It was Hunt He cut short the flood of ques tions, and, still In his pajamas, got a small valise from a closet and began filling it with shirts, collars, and such other articles as a man needs for a short journey. When he reached his office, for twen ty galvanic minutes, without a wasted word, he outlined concisely what he wanted done during his absence, con sidering and settling various problems that in the interim might arise. Per ceiving the flight of time, he snatched his hat from the floor, and, with Hunt trotting along beside, hurried to the elevator, still giving directions and ad vice. Down the elevator shaft, through the rotunda of the first floor, to the automobile In Adams street, and thence to the railway station, he con tinued the terse counseling. As he dashed into the Grand Central station, ran down the midway toward his gate, the conductor cnlled " 'Board 1" and his train pulled out He caught the last Pullman as It moved from the shed. Fitzhugh returned from Washington In four days, a changed man. There had been little he could do; so little, Indeed, that he felt his trip had been wasted. .He had located some mem bers of Esther's family and had given them, quite anonymously, a sum of money larger than any they had ever known. Then he took a train for Chi cago. There was nothing else to do, But he could not forget Vividly against the background of his mind were marshaled nil Esther had done for him, all her little acts of kindness, her unselfishness, but doglike devotion, And then he would think of the re quital he had made. His memory flogged him pitilessly. He thought of how he bad left her alone with Nlko- lay that morning, of his lncompasslon ateness the last time he saw her alive, of the death-dealing message he had sent, the needless cruelty . . "Brute I I was always a brute to her. . . ." It was nearly eleven when he reached bis office. He had come di rectly from his apartment In his auto mobile, and wore a motoring cap and coat, uuessentlals both, the last of which effectually concealed all ap parel beneath It from the collar down. Hunt, costless and with his shirt sleeves rolled to his elbows, sat at the great flat-topped desk In the Inner sanctum, head over heels In the day i work. NEW ORCHID IS PRODUCED English Grower Proud of "Unique Bloom, and Values It at $2,000. London. An English grower named Armstrong Is proudly enjoying the credit of having produced a new form of orchid which is declared to be the only bloom of Its kind In the world. It is of the cypripedlum species and is apparently a hybrid offshoot of other varieties of orchid grown in the With a brief excuse for his tardi ness, Fitzhugh took the chair at the opposite side of the desk and scanned some Important papers requiring his signature, conversing busily with Hunt as he read. He had signed but one of them, when, with an ejaculation upon the warmth of the weather, he flung oft his cap, and loosening the clasps of his coat collar, walked Into the adja cent room. In a few minutes he reappeared; and, having discarded the motoring duster, he wds outwardly transformed. Snow-white ducks, white outing slip pers, with silken hosiery shimmering where it showed, a soft white shirt, through the attached collar of which was looped a voluminous tie of blood red hue, a crush hat, white as an Easter lily, turned up in front and down behind and encircled by a crim son ribbon these made up his attire. "You look like the epitome of a comic opera," Hunt laughed, aside from the phone. "Whither away? Yachting?" "No," replied Fitzhugh, appending his signature to the rest of the papers, "No, I'm not going yachting." He put down his pen, picked up his enne, stood up. "I'm going into the pit." "But what the" Hunt, who had half-risen from his chair, sank back, bewildered. "What the dickens do you want to expose your hand for, Dan?" Daniel showed his teeth In an odd grin. For an Instant It somehow sug gested to the other something sinister like a wolf baring Its fungs. "Better come along and watch me, Hunt," starting toward the door. "I m going to give 'em something to talk about. Coming?" He waited at the door, flapping his cane against his im maculate trousers. And this day began a spectacular flourish of showy histrionics unrivaled before or since on the Chicago Board of Trade. During the rest of the day's session In the wheat pit, Fitzhugh, the actor, was the center of all attraction. The visitors In the gallery remarked him and pointed him out to one anoth er; the speculators, dealers, brokers' clerks, officers of the board, all those whose duties brought them on the "floor," soon or late found their atten tion directed toward him. His extreme height, emphasizing his unusual garb, rendered him strikingly conspicuous among his fellows. Of them all he was the only one who stood out dis tinctly. He was the only one of his sort. The dramatic scene comported with him. He was in his native ele ment. This was the moment he had dreamed of long ago when he bad stood up yonder in the visitors' gallery, his whole being keyed to the martial pitch of gold that screamed to him from the battlefield. But how different the realization! None of those who clamored about him, chafing him, seeking to take ad vantage of what seemed to them a mental aberration, knew he was being tortured by a ghost. The ghost of a woman of raven hair and olive skin and sad, accusing eyes that ever re proached him, that ever seemed to say; "You were cruel, Daniel al ways cruel." They did not know that when often he gesticulated to no end, or that when he thundered his loudest and appeared most abandoned to the feverish excitement of the pit, the up- braidings of the ghost were cutting him to the quick, were lashing him the hardest As the days passed Fltzhugh's pas sion for "showing oft" Increased amaz ingly. Ever prolific with freaks of act ing, he kept his associates on tenter hooks of curoslty. None could Imag ine what he would do next. He at ways did the unexpected. Nothing was too fantastical. Once during Saturday noonhour he started a furore In the. rotunda of the board of trade by striding through the crowd playing boisterously on a mouth-organ, while round him capered several monkeys, borrowed from some Forquer street Italians; anon at a dinner In his apart ment one evening he received his guests in war paint and feathers and the full regalia of an Indian chieftain. Yet those who knew him intimately as Hunt and two or three others were not long in noticing a change had come over him. When he thought he was unobserved he was given to long periods of brooding, and, as they right ly supposed, all his bizarrerie was not the real Fitzhugh, but only a mask, all his theatrical excitement not genu ine, but only a cloak for an Inner un- happlness. It was during one of these dark periods that he stole secretly away not even Hunt knew of his where abouts and for nearly a week was un seen In Chicago. The day he returned he went to his safety deposit vault and locked therein a packet of papers. These papers, obtained at great price and with commensurate difficulty, were the deeds to the Fltzrandolph home stead in Maryland. . . . And still he was not happy. Still thare remained the void, the dull gap he could not fill, Time and again during his first year of grief Fitzhugh had endeavored, with characteristic audacity, to see Kathleen, but always substantially in vain, tie had followed her to New port, whence she flew with her moth er after the rupture, found she had same conservatory, the process having been abetted by tie grower's skill. He believes he can reproduce and perpetu ate the new variety endlessly. Mr. Armstrong rears flowers for the pleasure of it rather than com mercially. He is one of the many English lovers of rare growths in plants, whose fancy has turned to or chids and whose experiments with thevi have proved a valuable pastime. Since glass houses became cheap and modern methods of heating suitable for orchid cultivation, the flower has sailed the day before for Switzerland, had taken the next steamer, only to miss her again,, and for three months had played battledore-and-shuttlecock with two defenseless women over the major part of the continent, often stay ing In the same hotel, yet never catch ing more than a fleeting glimpse of the one he loved. All efforts at communication were likewise fruitless. His letters were re turned unopened. His gifts, too. When they returned home In the autumn he had ordered a box of violets delivered to Kathleen every morning. The florist was an honest man, and at the month's end he had rendered a bill only for carriage. . But Fitzhugh died hard. For three years he never gave up trying. Then the last gleam of hope flickered out. She was abroad most of the time now, returning to Chicago only at rare Intervals, and then but for a brief stay. He heard that Artie Sparkle was often with her, and sometimes at the club there were rumors of But he laughed loudly at these. He refused to listen. The Idea was pre posterousabsurd. Yet it was never theless true that this gossip of Kath leen's engagement to Artie Immediate ly preceded some extraordinary per- 1 formance that kept the name of Fitz hugh on the lips of thousands for weeks afterward. As another man would have turned to drink, so he turned to stagey extravagance. Un- conventlonallty was his dissipation, and in his own way he became Intoxi cated. Some four years after that day In June four years In which he had seen Kathleen less than a score of times and had spoken to her less than thrice Fitzhugh laid the foundation of the throne upon which he was to reign for a brief but blazing period as King of Wheat These four years had bred an unwholesome change in the man. The amassing of gold had become his re ligion. Its virus had entered his soul. He allowed nothing to stand between, crushing all opposition with an Iron hand. Everything was subservient to but one end, and that end was Money. All his faculties, all his tireless energy and zeal and ambition were concen trated upon It Waking or asleep, the thought of it was always uppermost. Hunt, in the erratic meanwhile, had courageously piloted the deserted ship, knowing its rightful captain would again take the helm when "he came to himself." More than any other, Henry Hunt enjoyed the full confidence of his chief. He was one of the very few who knew Fltzhugh's real name and family history. At irregularly recurring periods Fitzhugh entered the wheat pit and while these Instances were generally emblazoned with a burst of histrion ics, he was never for a second blinded by the glare. When he seemed most ebullient he was really most cool-headed. He fooled the pit traders. They could never quite penetrate his "bluff ing." They perceived his propensity for posing, and made the mistake of thinking him too self-centered to be alive to his surroundings. While they were pitying him for his rawness, his crudities, and confidently expecting his downfall, ho would astonish them by executing some brilliant coup that sug gested deep-laid plans as splendid as his daring. When in the conflict of the pit every fiber of his being was qulverlngly alert Seemingly absorbed in thinking of himself and the effect of his pos tures, he was searching his opponents' faces for the slightest trace of mean ing. Not a tremor of that higgledy piggledy turmoil escaped him.- Ear and eye were quick to grasp every variation. He was Instantly alive to every trick, every subterfuge. He was swift to seize upon the merest open ing, swift to attack the first unprotect ed spot He was the shrewdest of them all, and he played a game none could understand. Outwardly, the greenest of bunglers at it, secretively he maneuvered with a master hand. It was In the winter of this year that Fitzhugh went deepest Into the wheat pit. He plunged in farther and farther, and with such apparent reck lessness that many times Hunt held back, counseling a slower and moro cautious gait But the leader was ob durate. He would listen to do advice. He rushed yet deeper Into the pit, dragging his hesitating follower with him. Ensued long months of doubt and uncertainty months that ground flown the nerve of one and tried the mettle of the other. There were times when it seemed they would be wiped out utterly. Their combined fortunes were tied up In the deal to the last cent All hung In the balance. It was the biggest tiling Fitzhugh ever engineered. If It went the wrong way they would be crushed under it and obliterated. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Lived With Needles In Heart A woman physician under treat ment in a lunatic asylum In England told her nurse a year ago that r.i had stuck a needle into her heart Tha nurse found what seemed to be two simple pin pricks over the heart The woman died In August and an au topsy revealed two needles sticking into the heart been grown In many private houses and the display In the chief floral exhibitions in London and the prov inces has become largely of non professional origin. Mr. Armstrong has named this new specimen the "Florence Spencer " He values It at $2,000. Smaller hybrid blooms, which he has grown, have an estimated collective value of $3,000, The largest lake in Japan-Lake BIwa is only 30 miles long.