The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, November 26, 1920, Image 2

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    451 SLAIN BY
Black and Tan Fire on 15,000;
Many Wounded.
Fifteen Army Officers and ex-Officers
Assassinated Earlier in Day
Streets Put Under Guard.
Dublin. Dublin was the scene Sun
day of far-spread murder and reprisal.
Not since the first outbreak of the
. vicious civil warfare that has been
shedding blood in Ireland have the as
Bassinatlons been so concerted or the
retaliations so swift and pronounced.
Forty-five persons were killed and
many wounded during clashes between
opposing factions.
Thirty persons were reported killed
and many injured in a panic when
"Black and Tans" invaded a football
match and fired upon the crowd of
15,000 persons in attendance.
Fifteen others were slain and six
wounded earlier in the day in what
appears to have been prearraned si
multaneous attacks on military offi
cers and ex-officers in their lodgings
in various parts of the city. The at
tacks on the officers and ex-officers
were announced officially.
The method was the same in each
Small bodies of men numbering gen
erally from six to eight posted them
selves at various houses, called their
victims out, or entered and shot them
in bed, while dressing or at breakfast.
The districts where the killings were
committed were in some Instances
close together; others were separated
by miles, but all of the killings took
place about the same hour 9 o'clock
in the morning.
In the afternoon, while a football
match was in progress at Croke park,
18 lorries filled with auxiliary police
moved swiftly up and surrounded the
Accounts differ as to what happen
ed. After mounting machine guns on
heights above the police broke through
the gates. The auxiliaries were hoot
ed, and, according to eye-witnesses in
the crowd, fired Into the crowd. It
was declared from another source that
the Sinn Fein pickets first fired into
the government forces when they were
seen approaching and that the fire was
Within the park the assembly of
15,000 became paulo stricken. How
many were killed Is not known, but
the estimates range from ten to 30 or
more. Several were reported trampled
to death.
An official version said that the aux
iliary police vlBltcd Croke park to
Bearch the crowd, as it was known
many gunmen connected with the
murders earlier In the day were pres
ent. Somo went ostensibly to attend
the match.
According to this account, ten per
sons were killed. After spectators and
players had vacated the place no fewer
than 30 rovolvers were found on the
Panama Canal Earns
$2,387,599 In Profits
Washington, D. C The Tanama
canal has closod the best year finan
cially In its six years of oporatlon
with an excess of $2,387,699 in revenue
over the expense of operation and
Brigadier-General Chester Harding,
governor of the Panama canal, predlc
ed in his annual report to the secre
tary of war, made public Sunday, that
within a reasonable period of normal
world conditions the canal will earn
an actual profit pn its cost, which has
been $866,650,000 exclusive of expendi
tures for its military and naval de
fense, In the meantime, the general
added, the canal is performing an im
portant commercial service by stlmu
latln American trade with the west
coaBt of South America and the orient.
More than 25 per cent of the cargo
handled throuh the canal Blnce Kb
opening was in transit botween the
United States and South America and
14 1-2 per cent between the Atlantic
coast of tho United States and the
Peace Plan Need Told.
Boston. "With President Wilson's
league of nations dead so far as the
United States Is concerned by the ver
dict of the people, it is for the Harding
administration and its supporters in
congress to bring about some arrange
ment with other nations to promote
world peaco without Incurring dangers
to our independence and our consti
tutional system." Senator Lodge said
In a speech here. "The responsibility
is great," he continued.
Uncertain Market Holds Up Dispo
sition of Rest.
Washington, D. C More than $258,
000,000 worth of surplus army ord
nance materials hag been disposed of
in the last fiscal year, according to
the annual report of Major-General C.
C. Williams, chief of ordnance, made
public Monday. Falling market prices,
stringency in the money market and
unsettled shipping conditions are hold
ing up disposition of remaining stocks,
the report said, and final closing out
of the surplus material, originally
planned for December 31, will prob
ably not be achieved by that date.
Satisfactory progress has been made
in improving existing ordnance
models, particularly aircraft, rifles,
bombs and bomb-dropping devices,
General Williams reported.
Among equipment received during
the year to be retained, the report
enumerates 118,000 machine guns, 1500
37-millimeter guns, 11,000 guns and
howitzers of various calibers, 68,000
automatic rifles and over a million
Captured enemy material received
Includes over 10,000 machine guns,
2250 pieces of artillery, 72,000 rifles
and 50,000 bayonets.
Giant Eagle Almost Takes Boy.
Glendo, Wyo. It took the combined
efforts of the Spaulding family Mon
day to save 8-year-old Walter Spauld
ing from being carried away by a
giant eagle at their ranch near here,
The huge bird, with a spread of
eight feet, attacked Walter in the
ranch yard. He graBped the eagle
by the neck and screamed for help,
John, Walter's 7-year-old brother,
went to the rescue and a third boy
ran for help. Mrs. Spaulding beat
off the bird with a stick and the
eagle attacked her. She was saved
when Mr. Spaulding came with a shot
gun and shot the bird.
The two boys were severely lace
rated by the eagle's claws.
Gasoline Output Record.
Washington, D. C All gasoline out
put records were broken during Sep
tember, the bureau of mines announ
ced Monday. Refineries produced a
dally average of 15,000,000 gallons,
making the output total for the first
nine months of 1920 three and a half
billion gallons as compared with 2
900,000,000 gallons during the same
period in 1919. Exports for the first
nine months of 1920 amounted to 46.5,
439,992, almost 200,000,000 gallons
more than was sent abroad during the
same period in 1919.
Bank Looted By Robber.
Sioux City, la About $1200 was
taken by a lone robber who entered
the State Bank of Oto, Iowa, near
here, Monday and bound and gagged
the cashier and a customer in a rear
room of the building.
After helping himself to the cash,
he made his escape.
A customer entored the bank while
the robber was at his work, but was
unaware of what was transpiring and
offered no interference.
Election Cost 4 Million.
Washington, D. C Campaign ex
penditures of the republican national
committee between June 14 and No
vember 19 totaled $4,022,580.09 and
receipts amounted to $3,833,152.14, ac
cording to a final report received Mon
day by the clork of the house of rep
resentatives from Fred W. Upham,
treasurer of the committee. The re
port Indicated that the committee had
incurred a deficit of $189,428.95.
Vessel Going to Pieces.
Marshfiold, Or. Telephone informa
tion Monday from Port Orford de
clared the last hope of the owners that
the Joan of Arc might be saved is
gone, as half of the craft has broken
away, one mast is down and the sea
again is rough. During a calm last
Saturday Captain Michelson and his
five men were able to make several
trips to the wreck and secured some of
the valuables on board.
Soviet to Start War.
London. The Russian soviet gov
ernment declared in a wireless mes
sage from Moscow that it Is compelled
to carry the war into the neutral zone
between Poland and Russia. The at
tacks being made on the soviet forces
by Polish volunteer forces which re
fused to cease fighting when the Po
lish-Russian peace was made caused
tho decision, says an Exchange Tele
graph dispatch from Berlin.
Ice Seen In Atlantic.
Boston. An iceberg in the Bteani
ship track east of Newfoundland was
reported in a wireless dispatch Mon
day. The appearance of ice in mid
Atlantic at this season is unusual.
Walla Walla. Farm bureaus are be
ing organized throughout the county.
The series of meetings will end at
Dixie. The annual farm bureau meet
ing will be hold in December.
Corvallls. Calvin Ingle, living near
here, returned from the international
livestock show with one heifer for
which he paid $1100 and five cows
for which he paid $3450.
Salem. L. J. Goldsmith of Portland,
In behalf of certain tax measures,
spent $1525.05 during the campaign
preceding the general election here
November 2, according to a statement
filed with the secretary of Btate.
Eugene. The Eugene Bible univer
sity celebrated the 25th anniversary
of its incorporation last week with a
aeries of meetings at which friends
and alumni of the institution from
many parts of the northwest were in
Salem. The Oregon Agricultural
college, according to Its budget of esti
mated expenditures for the years 1921
and 1922 filed with the secretary of
state here, will require appropriations
at the next session of the legislature
aggregating $393,641.12.
Klamath Falls. Division of Klam
ath county and the creation of a new
county in the eastern portion, to be
called "Equity," is the purpose of a
petition being circulated by J. O. Ham-
aker of Bonanza, among residents of
the eastern section of the county.
Salem. Governor Olcott will' leave
Salem sometime this week for Harris
burg, Pa., where he will attend the
governors' converence. The confer
ence will convene December 1, and
will be attended by governors from
practically every state In the union.
Salem. That substantial reductions
will be made in the budgets of esti
mated expenditures filed by several of
the state institutions, to care for their
operation during the next biennum
was indicated following an all-day in
vestigation of the demands by the
state board of control.
Willamina. It has been announced
that no reduction in wages will 'be
made here in the railroad work under
the supervision of the Spaulding Log
ging company. The work is expected
to last throughout the winter and the
men all seem to be in earnest to push
the job along at a good pace.
Eugene. B. B. Brundage, cashier of
the Bank of Commerce, who returned
Saturday from the livestock exposition
In Portland, purchased while there
from J. A. McCutcheon and sons of
Elmira one of the finest Holstein bulls
on exhibition. This is said to be the
highest-priced animal ever brought to
Lane county.
Salem. While going through some
old files recently W. P. Ellis, secre
tary of the Oregon public service com
mission, discovered a map of the Ore
gon Central railroad made in 1869. It
shows the road from Portland to Jef
ferson on the Santlam river, along a
route about the same as the present
Southern Pacific line.
Prlneville. The Crook county post
of the American Legion has taken
over the Commercial hall building and
will have entire control of the build
ing, the only conditions being that
the post meet all expenses, upkeep and
improvements. All profits made will
go into a fund for the memorial build
ing, to be built later on.
Salem. A check for $4513.63, cover
ing the tax on sales of gasoline and
distillate by the Union Oil company
of California for the month of Octo
ber, has been received at the offices
of the secretary of state. Another
check aggregating $392.21, covering
the tax on sales of the company's sub
station at Klamath Falls, also reach
ed the secretary of state Saturday,
Portland. John B. Yeon of Portland
has accepted appointment as a mem
ber of the state highway commission,
to fill the vacancy caused by the resig
nation of Simon Benson. Mr. Yeon
did not make his decision until after
he had considered the matter from all
angles. He consented to serve from
a sense of public duty and at the in
stance of Governor Olcott and good
roads enthusiasts from all sections of
Oregon. The position carries no sal
Fortland. Approximately $72,000 in
prize money was distributed among
the stockbreeders of the northwest
Saturday at the Paclflo International
Livestock exposition, where a crowd
swarmed all day long before the win
dow where the awards were being
paid, Many drew amounts ranging in
to hundreds of dollars, while others,
less fortunate, but none the less
happy, drew much smaller sums. Per
haps no Individual record for prize
winnings approached that of A. B.
Cook of Townsend, Mont., who won in
the neighborhood of $1500 on his Here
fords. Edward Coles of Haines, Or.,
received more than $600 in prizes on
carload lots of fat steers and the Cong
don & Battles exhibits of Aberdeen
Angus drew heavily In prize money.
The Great Shadow
Author of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'
Synopsis. Writing long after the
events described, Jack Calder, Scot
farmer of West Inch, tells how. In
his childhood, the fear of Invasion
by Napoleon, at that time complete
master of Europe, had gripped the .
British nation. Following a false
alarm that the French had landed,
Jim Horscroft, the doctor's son, a
youth of fifteen, quarrels with his
father over Joining the army, and
from that Incident a lifelong
friendship begins between the boys.
They go together to school at Ber
wick, where Jim la cock boy from
the first After two years Jim goes
to Edinburgh to study medicine.
Jack stays Ave years more at Ber
wick, becoming cock boy In his
turn. A visit from Cousin Edie of
Eyemouth to West Inch gives no
hint of the part she Is to play in
the lives of the two friends. When
Jack Is eighteen Edie comes to live
at West Inch and Jack falls In
love at first sight with his attrac
tive, romantic, selfish and auto
cratic cousin of seventeen. They
watch from the cliffs the victory
of an English merchantman over
two French privateers.
CHAPTER III Continued.
But not an inch of canvas did she
lower, floundering on In her stolid
fashion, while a little black ball ran
up her peak and the rare old flag
streamed suddenly out from the hal
liard. Then again came the rap-rap-rap
of her little guns and the boom
boom of the big carronades in the
bows of the lugger. An Instant later
the three ships met, and the merchant
man staggered on like a stag with two
wolves hanging to its haunches. For
a stricken hour the hell-cloud move
slowly across the face of the water,
and still, with our hearts in our
mouths, we watched the flap of the
flag, straining to see If It were yet
there. And then suddenly the ship,
as proud and black and high as ever,
shot on upon her way, and as the
imoke cleared we saw one of the lug
gers squatterlng like a broken-winged
duck upon the water, and the other
working hard to get the crew from
her before she sank.
For all that hour I had lived for
nothing but the fight. My cap had
been whisked away by the wind, but
I had never given It a thought. Now,
with my heart full, I turned upon
Cousin Edle, and the sight of her took
me back six years. There was the
vacant, staring eye and the parted Hps,
Just as I had seen them In her girl
hood, and her little hands were
clenched until the knuckles gleamed
like ivory.
"Ah, that captain !" she said, talking
to the heath and the whin bushes.
"There Is a man so strong, so reso
lute! 1 would give a year of my life
to meet such a man. But that is what
living in the country means. One
never sees anybody but just those who
are fit for nothing better."
I do not know that she meant to
hurt me, though she was never very
backward at that; but, whatever her
Intention, her words seemed to strike
straight upon a naked nerve.
"Very well, Cousin Edle," I said, try
ing to speak calmly. "That puts the
cap on it. I'll take the bounty In Ber
wick tonight."
"Oh, you'd look so handsome in a
red coat, Jack, and It Improves you
vastly when you are in a temper. I
wish your eyes would always flash like
that, for It looks so nice and manly.
But I am sure that you are joking
about the soldiering"
"I'll let you see if I'm Joking." Then
and there I set off running over the
moor, until I burst Into the kitchen
where my father and mother were sit
ting on either side of the ingle.
"Mother," I cried, "I'm off for a
Had I said that I was off for a bur
glar they could not have looked worse
over it, for In those days among the
decent, canny country folks it was
mostly the black sheep that were
herded by the sergeant. But, my word,
those same black sheep did their coun
try some rare service, too 1 My mother
put up her mittens to her eyes, and
my father looked as black as a peat
hole. .
"Hoots, Jock, you're daft," says he.
"Daft or no, I'm going."
"Then you'U have no blessing from
"Then I'll go without."
At this my mother gave a screech
and throws her arms about my neck.
I saw her hand, all hard and worn
and knuckly with the work that she
had done for my upbringing, and it
pleaded with me as words could not
have done. My heart was soft for her,
but my will was as hard as a flint
edge. I put her back In her chair
with a kiss, and then ran to my room
to pack my bundle. It was already
growing dark, and I had a long walk
before me; so I thrust a few things
together and hastened out. As I came
through the side door someone touched
my shoulder, and there was Edle in
the gloaming.
"Silly boy I" said she. "You are not
really going! I don't want you to go,
"You said that the folk In the coun
try were fit for nothing better. You
always speak like that. You think no
more of me than of those doves In the
cote. You think I'm nobody at all. I'll
show you different." All my troubles
came out In hot little spurts of speech.
She colored up as I spoke and looked
at me In her queer, half-mocking, half
petting fashion.
"Oh, I think so little of you as that,"
said she. "And that Is the reason why
you are going away. Well, then, Jack,
will you stay if I am if I am kind to
We were face to face and close to
gether, and in an instant the thing
was done. My arms were round her,
and I was kissing her, and kissing her
and kissing her, on her mouth, her
cheeks, her eyes, and pressing her to
my heart, and whispering to her that
she was all, all to me, and that I could
not be without her. She said noth
ing, but It was long before she turned
her face aside, and when she pushed
me back It was not very hard.
"Why, you are quite your rude, old,
Impudent self," said she, patting her
hair with her two hands. "You have
tossed me, Jack. I had no idea that
you would be so forward."
But all my fear of her was gone, and
a love tenfold hotter than ever was
boiling in my veins. I took her up
again and kissed her, as if it were my
"You are my very own now," I cried.
"I shall not go to Berwick, but I'll stay
and marry you."
But she laughed when I spoke of
marriage. "Silly boyl Silly boy!"
said she, with her forefinger up, and
then when I tried to lay hands on her
again she gave a little dainty courtesy
and was off Into the house.
The Choosing of Jim.
And then there came ten weeks
which were like a dream, and are so
now to look back upon. I would
weary you were I to tell you what
passed between us, but oh! how ear
nest and fateful and all-important it
was at the time. Her waywardness,
her ever-varying moods, now bright,
now dark like a meadow under drift
ing clouds, her causeless angers, her
sudden repentances, each In turn fill
ing me with Joy or sorrow these
were my life, and nil the rest was but
emptiness. But ever deep down be
hind all my other feelings was a vague
disquiet a fear that I was like the
man who set forth to lay hands upon
the rainbow, and that the real Edle
Calder, however near she might seem,
was In truth forever beyond my
It was after Christinas, but the win
ter had been mild, with just frost
enough to make it safe walking over
the peat bogs. One fresh morning
Edle had been out early, and she came
back to, breakfast with a fleck of color
on her cheeks.
"Has your friend, the doctor's son
come home, Jack?" says she.
"I heard that he was expected."
"Ah, then It must have been him
thaf I met on the mulr."
"What? You met Jim Horscroft?"
"I am sure it must be he. A splendid-looking
man, a hero, with curly
black hair, a short, straight nose, and
gray eyes. He was dressed In gray,
and he has a grand, deep, strong
"Ho, ho, you spoke to him?" said I.
She colored a little, as if she had
said more than she meant. "I was go
ing where the ground was a little soft,
and lie warned me of it," she said.
"Ah, it must have been dear old
Jim," said I. "Why, heart alive 1 here
Is the very man himself I" I had seen
him through the kitchen window, and
now I rushed out with my half-eaten
bannock in my hand to greet him. He
ran forward, too, with his great hand
out nnd his eye shining.
"Ah, Jock!" he cried, "it's good to
see you agoin. There are no friends
like the old ones." Then suddenly he
stuck in his speech and stared, with
his mouth open, over my shoulder. I
turned, and there was Edle, with such
a merry, roguish smile, standing in the
door. How proud I felt of her, and
of myself too, as I looked at her.
"This is my cousin, Miss Edle Cal
der, Jim," said L
"Do you often take walks before
breakfast, Mr. Horscroft?" she asked,
still with that roguish smile.
"Yes," said he, staring at her with
all his eyes.
"So do I, apd generally over yon
der," said she; "but you are not very
hospitable to your friend, Jack. If you
do not do the honors I shall have to
take your place for the credit of West
Well, in another minute we were in
with the old folk, and Jim had his
plate of porridge ladled out for him,
but hardly a word would he speak, but
sat, with bis spoon in his hand, star
ing at Cousin Edle. She shot little
twinkling glances across at him all tht
time, and it seemed to me that she was
amused at his backwardness, and that
she tried by what she said to give Mm
"Jack was telling me that you were
studying to be a doctor," said she.
"But ohl how hard It must be, and
how long It must take before one can
gather so much learning as that."
"It takes me long enough," Jim an
swered, ruefully, "but I'll beat It yet"
"How candid and truthful you arel"
Copyright by A. Conan Doyle
she cried, and so they went on, she
decking him with every virtue and
twisting his words to make him play
the part, In the way that I knew so
well. Before she was. done I could
see that his head was buzzing with her
beauty and her kindly words. I
thrilled with pride to think he should
think so well of my kin.
"Isn't she fine, Jim?" I could not
help saying when we stood alone out
side the door, he lighting his pipe be
fore he set off home.-
"Fine!" he cried. "I never saw her
"We're going to be married," said I.
The pipe fell out of his mouth, and
he stood staring at me. Then he
picked it up and walked off without a
word. I thought that he would likely
come back, but he never did, and I
saw him far off walking up the brae
with his chin on his chest.
But I was not to forget him, for
Cousin Edle had a hundred questions
to ask me about his boyhood, about
his strength, about the women thai
he was likely to know; there was no
satisfying her. And then again, later
In the day, I heard of him, but In a
less pleasant fashion.
It was my father who came horns.
In the evening with his mouth full of
poor Jim. He had been deadly drunk
since midday, had been down to West
house Links to fight the gypsy cham
pion, and it was not certain that the
man would live through the night. My
father had met Jim on the highroad,
dour as a thunder cloud, and with an
Insult In his eye for every man that
passed him. "Ouid sakesl" said the
old man. "He'll make a fine practice
for hlmsel' If breaking bones will do
it." Cousin Edle laughed at all this,
and I laughed because she did, but I
was not so sure that It was funny.
On the third day afterward I was
going up Corriemuir by the sheep
track, when who should I see striding
down but Jim himself. But he was
another man from the big, kindly fel
low who had supped his porridge with
us the other morning. He had no col
lar nor tie, his vest was open, his hair
matted, and his fuce mottled like a
man who has drunk heavily overnight.
He carried an oak stick, and he
slashed at the whin bushes on either
side of the path.
"Why, Jiml" said I.
But he looked at me In the way that
I had often seen at school when the
devil was strong in him, and when he
knew that he was in the wrong, and
yet set his will to brazen It out. Not
a word did he say, but he brushed past
me on the narrow path, and swag
gered on, still brandishing his stick
and cutting at the bushes.
Ah well, I was not angry with him.
I was sorry, very sorry, and that was
all. Of course I was not so blind but
that I could see how the matter stood.
He was In love with Edle, and he could
not bear to think that I should have
her. Poor devil I how could he help it?
Maybe I should have been the same.
There was a time when I should have
wondered that a girl could have turned
a strong man's head like that, but I
knew more about it now.
For a fortnight I saw nothing of
Jim norscroft, and then came the
Thursday which was to change the
whole current of my life.
I had woke early that day, and, with
a little thrill of joy, which Is a rare
thing to feel when a man first opens
his eyes. Edle had been kinder than
usual the night before, and I had fallen
asleep with the thought that maybe at
last I had caught the rainbow, and
that, without any Imaginings or make
believes, she was learning to love plain
Jack Calder of West Inch. It was this
thought, still at my heart, which had
given me that little morning chirrup of
Joy. And then I remembered that if
I hastened I might be in time for her,
for it was her custom to go out with
the sunrise.
But I was too late. When I came
to her door it was half open and the
room empty. Well, thought I, at least
I may meet her and have the home
ward walk with her. I zigzagged up
the steep pathway, breathing in the
thin, keen morning air, and humming a
lilt as I went, until I came out, a little
short of breath, among the whins
upon the top. Looking down the long
slope of the farther side, I saw Cousin
Edle as I had expected, and I saw Jim
Horscroft walking by her side.
"See here, Jock, this woman
is fooling us both."
Home Versus House.
Home cannot be given us. We may
be given a house, a place to eat and
sleep. This is not a home. A home,
is a place of love and rest and peace.
Love and rest and peace must be de
served, must be earned. Nobody can
hand them to you as so many pack
ages. They are matters of reciprocity.
If you have none to give there will
be but little for you to receive. West
ern Methodist.
"What do they mean by a curtain
lecture?" "It usually follows smoking
In the parlor."