The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, December 10, 1920, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Event of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Utah has 25,662 farms containing
5,050,410 acres and valued at $311,
274,728, the census bureau announces.
The value of land and buildings shows
an increase of 107.4 per cent as com
part with 1910.
The Belfast city hall at Cork was
set afire Tuesday morning and reports
from that city state the Thomas Ashe
Sinn Fein club and the Charlotte quay
are ablaze. Much damage has been
done, it is stated.
James Funge, clerk, and an Ameri
can citizen, was arrested together with
Martin Ryan, manager of, and James
Burke, a contributor to the Sinn Fein
newspaper, Young Ireland, during a
raid on the offices of the newspaper
But for deaths from tuberculosis
and respiratory diseases contracted
during the influenza epidemic in 1918,
the army death rate for the laBt year
would have been very low, according
to the annual report of Surgeon-General
Funeral services were held in Long
Beach, Cal., Friday for Eugene W.
Chafln, prohibition candidate for presi
dent in 1908 and 1912, who died Tues
day from burns received November
20, when his clothing caught fire from
a gas heater.
Federal Judge Landis has granted 32
temporary injunctions to cIobs as
many "black and tan" resorts and
roadhouses on application of Attorney
General Brundage of Illinois. Mr.
Brundage filed 72 suoh petitions under
the prohibition act last week.
Seven men Imprisoned at the war
prison barracks at Fort Douglas, near
Salt Lake City, as "conscientious ob
jectors," since 1917, were released
Wednesday on orders from the secre
tary of war. They are the last prison
ers of that class to be released there.
Disbursements by the democratic
national committee from July 5 to
November 22 totaled 11,308,007.32, and
receipts $1,339,236.74, said a final re
port on campaign expenditures filed
with the clerk of the house of repre
sentatives by Wilbur W. Marsh, treas-
urer of the committee.
"Mexico will not ask admission to
the league of nations, but should an
Invitation to membership be extended
by the league It would be given con
sideration." This declaration was
made by General Alvaro Obregon,
president-elect of . the republic, in an
interview with the Associated Press.
The Nlchl Nlchi in Toklo, denounces
a speech made at the Itoosovelt club
in Boston some time ago by United
Stutes Senator Henry Cabot Lodge,
in which Senator Lodge declared that
the United States, Australia, Canada
and New Zealand should be banded to
gether to retard Aslatlo immigration.
It. Wllmor Boiling, treasurer of the
United States shipping board, and
brother-in-law of President Wilson,
emphatically donlos allegations that
he had participated In the $25,000 fund
alleged to have been distributed by
Tucker K. Sands for obtaining a con
tract with the United States shipping
Charles Tonzl, promoter of a get-rlch-qulck
scheme in which thousands
of persons Invested millions of dollars
before it collapsed last August, plead
ed guilty to using the malls In a
scheme to defraud in the federal dis
trict court Wednesday. Sentence of
five years In the Plymouth county
jail wns imposed.
William S. Hart, motion picture
actor, was granted Judgment for $S7,-
779.73 against Thomas II. luce, film
producer, in a decision in superior
court in Los Angelos. Hart brought
suit for profits he alleged were his
under a contract made in June, 1917.
Hart's attorney said the judgment
meant Hart would obtain "accruing
profits estimated at $750,000."
Two surviving sailors and eight
bodies from the lost barge W. J. Plrrle,
including those of Captain Alfred Jen
sen, his wife and Peter Hohlmann,
first officer of the ill-fated steel craft,
have been found. The fate of the rest
of the 21 souls on board was still
clouded In mystery with a possibility
that some of them might have man
aged to reach shore, where they may
still be wandering about or lying help
lessly until assistance arrives.
Washington and Oregon Waterways
Needs Before Congress.
Washington, D. C An appropriation
of $785,000 has been asked for con
struction and maintenance on the Co
lumbia river, below Vancouver, Wash.,
and on the Wilamette river as far as
Portland, for the fiscal year beginning
July 1, 1921. The treasury estimates
were submitted to congress at Its open
ing Monday.
Other river and harbor appropria
tions for Oregon and Washington in
clude the following
Columbia river and tributaries
above Celiio Falls to the mouth of
the Snake river, $32,000; Willamette
above Portland, including the Yamhill
river, $46,500; Clatskanle river, $3100;
Coos bay, completing improvement
and bar entrance, $255,000 ; Coos river,
$3000; Yaquina river, $3000; Snake
river, Washington and Idaho, $38,000;
Lewis river, Washington, $17,800;
Cowlitz rivef, $5700; Grays harbor
and bar entrance, $000,000; Grays har
bor light station," $20,000; Wililapa
river and harbor, $52,000; Skamokawa
creek, $1000.
For the Klamath irrigation project,
which received $289,000 this year, an
appropriation of $713,000 has been
asked for next year, and for Umatilla
project $467,000 next year against only
$170,000 this year.
Other emountB requested for Ore
gon for the coming fiscal year are:
Klamath Indian agency, $5750; Warm
Springs agency, $4000; Umatilla
agency, $3000; Salem Indian school,
$257,400; Grand Ronde and Siletz
agencies, $2500; Crater lake national
park, $26,400; Clackamas station, bu
reau of fisheries, $10,100; Coos bay
wagon road grant, for Burvey, $125,-
The enlarged appropriation for the
Salem Indian school makes provision
for repairs and Improvements to cost
$25,000; a heating plant to cost $40,-
000, and a boy's dormitory to cost $70,-
For vocational training of Alaska
Insane at Dr. Coe's sanitarium in Port
land, $5000 has been asked.
Mrs. Wilson Entertains
Mrs. Harding to Tea
Washington, D. C For the first
time within the memory of the oldest
attache of the White House, a first
lady of the land entertained a next
flrBt lady of the land.
Mrs. Florence Kling Harding, wife
of the president-elect, was the guest
of Mrs. Edith Boiling Wilson, wife
of the president, at an informal tea
for two at the executive mansion late
this afternoon. Mrs. Wilson met her
guest in the front hulll and escorted
her to the blue room, where tea was
After Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Hard
ing had chatted a while, they walked
about the White House through the
green and red rooms and the state
dining room over which Mrs. Harding
will be called upon to preside after
next March 4.
Mrs. Harding did not meet the presi
dent, who had retired to his study on
the upper floor to read, and she was
not shown over the White House kit
chen. Mrs. Harding prepared to de
part after spending an hour with her
hostess and had progressed as far as
the front doorway when Mrs. Wilson
suddenly recalling details of the White
House household organization which
she had forgotten to impart, invited
her back and they withdrew again to
the blue room, where they talked for
another 20 minutes.
Upon leaving the White House, Mrs,
Harding remarked that she had
very pleasant visit, indeed," but she
asked to bo excused from answering
any questions as to her visit. This
was her first meeting with Mrs. Wil
son and her first visit to the White
$44,100 To Save Pants.
Boston. A mother's lotter complain
ing that her young Bon had worn out
three pairs of pants In three months
on chairs in the public schools was
answered by the chairman of the
schoolhouse commission, with the state
ment that $44,100 had been spent th
year to keep chairs and desks smooth
Ho said this boy's chair had been
specially sandpapered at the request
of his family, who said the youngster
was hard on pants.
Dry Philippines Wanted.
Washington, D. C Extension
prohibition enforcement to the Philip
pine islands Is proposed in an amend
ment to the Volstead law Introduced
by Representative Randall, prohibi
tionist, California. Representattv
Randall declared ho found Manila to
be the wettest Bpot on the globe when
he visited the city last summer.
Hunger Strike It Fatal.
Toklo. The first hunger Btrlke In
the orient on record, that of a prisoner
Incarcerated in connection with th
Corean Independence movement, end
ed fatally Sunday when the prisoner
died in the Seoul jail. He had fasted
13 days.
Eugene. The mills of the Eugene
Excelsior company in this city will
resume operation early next week af
ter having been idle for a number of
Klamath Falls. The American Na
tional, fourth of the city's banks, open
ed for business last Wednesday. Work
men are still putting finishing touches
on the building.
The Dalles. Next year's convention
of the Oregon State Hotel association
will be held at Astoria, it was decided
at a final business session held at the
Hotel Dalles Sunday night
Tillamook. Requests made upon the
county court by a group of representa
tive business men of Tillamook for a
$10,000 publicity fund were turned
down last week by the court when
the budget was made up.
Prinevllle. J. E. Meyers, county su
perintendent, has announced that the
regular examination of applicants for
state certificates will be held at the
courthouse December 15 to 18. So far
ten have announced their intention of
taking this examination.
Salem. Ownership of tide lands in
cases where tidal streams, by process
of erosion, encroach upon the lands of
shore owners, follows the shifting
boundary line to the line of ordinary
high tide, according to a legal opinion
given here by I. H. Van Winkle, attorney-general.
Salem. Under amendments to the
Btatutes approved at the special elec
tion held last May it is within the
power of the voters of Oregon to ap
prove bonds in the sum of $96,654,216
for road construction and improve
ments, according to a report prepared
by the state highway' department.
Salem. Hearing of the application
of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph
company for an increase in rates
throughout Oregon has been set for
December 21, according to announce
ment made by the public service com
mission. The hearing will be held in
the commission's offices in Portland.
Halfway. The Cornucopia Mines
company has practically exhausted its
supply of ore for milling and has
turned its attention to development
work. It has made plans that include
the spending of something like $250,
000 in two years' work. Two tunnels,
each about 4000 feet long, will be
Salem. If the state game and fish
commission does not desire the San-
tiam hatchery for trout work the com
mercial flBh department will be glad
to take it over, according to R. E.
Clanton, master fish warden, and Hugh
Mitchell, superintendent of the United
States bureau of fisheries, who re
turned here recently after inspecting
the plant.
Salem. There were four fatalities
due to industrial accidents in Oregon
during the week ended November 2,
according to a report prepared by the
state industrial accident commission.
The victims were Victor Marlow,
troubleman, Portland; Floyd Hardy,
truck driver, Portland; Joseph E.
Caldwell, laborer, Parkesvillo, Ky.,
and Harvey Straw, rigger, Powers.
Portland. Business in Portland is
holding its own in a satisfactory man
ner In spite of the fact that this is a
period of readjustment, judging from
the way bank clearings are holding up,
Bank clearings for the month of No
vember amounted to a total of $152,
476,407 compared to $151,701,278 for
last year. This is considerably over
the bank clearings for Seattle for the
month of November, which amounted
to $148,607,370.
Klamath Falls. The Klamath Log
ging company, recently organized with
a capitalization of $250,000, will build
a mill here next spring, directors an
nounced recently. The chief stockhold
ers are William Bray of the Oshkosh
Land & Timber company, of Wiscon
sin; Charles J. Ferguson and O. D.
Williams. The company recently pur
chased a half billion feet of timber
on the Klamath reservation and Is
surveying for a spur track from the
Southern Pacific railway to the log-
giug Bite.
Salem. Underwriting by the govern
ment of bonds In the sum of $500,000,-
000 for the development of the Colum
bia river basin In the states of Wash
ington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon,
was proposed by W. E. Southard, an
attorney of Ephrata, In a letter re
ceived at the office of the state en
gineer here Saturday. To carry on
the development work successfully Mr.
Southard would Include the five states
In an Interstate Improvement district,
and place the project under the con
trol of a commission to be composed of
a man from each state and three men
to be named by the government. The
government would provide engineers
necessary to promote the plan, accord
tng to Mr. Southard's proposal.
Author of
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 Bon, 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 is cock boy from
the first. After two years Jim goes
to Edinburgh to Btudy medicine.
Jack stays Ave years more at Ber
wick, becoming cock boy in his
turn. When Jack Is eighteen his
cousin Edle comes to live at West
Inch and Jack falls In love at first
Bight with his attractive, romantic,
selfish and autocratic cousin of
seventeen. They watch from the
cliffs the victory of an English
merchantman over two French pri
vateers. Reproached by Edie . for
staying at home, Jack starts to en.
list. Edle tells him to stay. Jack
promises to stay and marry her.
She acquiesces. Jim comes home.
Jack sees Jim kissing Edle. Jack
and Jim compare notes and force
Edie to choose between them. She
chooses Jim. Jack gives up Edie
to Jim. The downfall of Napoleon
1s celebrated. A half-dead ship
wrecked foreigner drifts ashore at
West Inch.
CHAPTER V Continued.
"He's dying, Jim," I cried.
"Aye, for want of food and water.
There's not a drop or a crumb in the
boat. Maybe there's something In the
bag." He sprang In and brought out
a black leather bag, which, with
large blue coat, was the only thing in
the boat. It was locked, but Jim had
It open In an Instant. It was half
full of gold pieces.
Neither of us had ever seen so much
before no, nor a tenth part of It.
There must have been hundreds of
them, all bright new , British sov
ereigns. Indeed, so taken up were we
that we had forgotten all about their
owner, until a groan took our thoughts
back of him. His lips were bluer than
ever, and his jaw had dropped. I can
see his open mouth now, with its row
of white, wolfish teeth.
"My God! he's off," cried Jim
Here, run to the burn, Jock, for a
hatful of water. Quick, man, or he's
gone! I'll loosen his things the
Away I tore, and was back in a
minute with as much water as would
stay in my Glengarry. Jim had pulled
open the man's coat and shirt, and we
doused the water over him, and forced
some between his lips. It had a good
effect, for after a gasp or two he sat
up, and rubbed his eyes slowly, like a
man who Is waking from a deep sleep,
But neither Jim nor I were looking at
his face now, for our eyes were fixed
on his uncovered chest.
There were two deep red puckers In
It, one Just below the collar bone, and
the other about liulfway down on th
right side. The skin of his body was
extremely white up to the brown line
of his neck, and the angry crinkled
spots looked the more vivid against
it. From above I could see there was
a corresponding pucker In the back at
one place but not at the other. In
experienced as I was, I could tell what
that meant. Two bullets had pierced
his chest one had passed through It,
and the other had remained Inside,
But suddenly he staggered up to his
feet, and pulled his shirt to, with a
quick, suspicious glance at us.
"What have I been doing?" he asked,
"I've been off my head. Take no no
tice of anything I may have said,
Have I been shouting?"
"You shouted Just before you fell."
"What did I shout?"
I told him, though it bore littl
meaning to my mind. He looked sharp
ly at us, and then he shrugged his
"It's the words of a song," said he,
"Well, the question Is, what am I to
do now? I didn't thought I was so
weak. Where did you get the wa
I pointed towards the burn, and he
staggered oft to the bank. There he
lay down upon his face, and he drank
until I thought he would never havi
done. At hist he got up, with a long
sigh, and wiped his niustuche with bis
"That's better," said he. "Have you
any food?"
I had crnmmed two bits of oatcake
Into my pocket when I left home, and
these he crushed Into his mouth and
swallowed. Then he squared his shoul
deVs, puffed out his chest, and patted
his ribs with the flat of his hands.
i "I am sure that I owe you exceed
Ingly well," said he. "You have been
very kind to a stranger. But I see
that you have had occasion to open
my bag?"
"We hoped that we might find wine
or brandy there when you fainted."
"Oh, I have nothing there but Just
my little how do you say It? my
savings. Thej are not much, but I
must live quietly upon them until I
find something to do. Now, one could
live very quietly here, I should say. I
could not have come upon a more
pea-eful place, without,, perhaps, so
e Great S
"The Adventures of Sherlock
much as a gendarme nearer than that
"lou haven't told us yet who you
are, where you come from, nor what
you have been," said Jim bluntly.
The stranger looked him up ana
down with a critical eye. "My word!
but you would make a grenadier for a
flank company," said he. "As to what
ou ask, I might take offense at it
from other lips, but you have a right
to know, since you have received me
with so great courtesy. My name is
Bonaventure de Lapp. I am a soldier
and a wanderer bv trede. and I have
come from Dunkirk, as you may see
printed upon the boat."
"I thought that you had been ship
wrecked?" said I.
But he looked at me with the
straight gaze of an honest man.
"That Is right," said he. "But the
ship went from Dunkirk, and this is
one of her boats. The crew got away
In the "long boat, and she went down
so quickly that I had no time to put
anything into her. That was on Mon
day." "And today's Thursday. You have
been three days without bite or sup."
"It is too long," said he. "Twice
before I have been for two days, but
never quite so long as tyils. Well, I
shall leave my boat here, and see
whether I can get lodgings in any of
these little gray houses up on the
hillsides. Why Is that great fire burn
ing over yonder?"
"It Is one of our neighbors who has
served against the French. He Is re
joicing because peace has been de
clared." "Oh! you have a neighbor who has
served, then? I am glad, for I, too,
have seen a little soldiering here and
there." He did not look glad, but he
drew his brows down over his keen
"You are French, are you not?" I
asked, as we all walked up the hill to
gether, he with his black bag In his
hand, and his long blue cloak slung
over his shoulder.
"Well, I am of Alsace," said he.
And you know they are more Ger
man than French. For myself, I have
been In so many lnnds that I feel at
home in all. I have been a great trav
eler. And where do you think that I
might find a lodging?"
I can scarcely tell now, on looking
back with , the great gap of flve-and
thirty years between what Impression
this singular man had made upon me,
Jim Horscroft was a fine man, and
MaJ, Elliott was a brave one, but they
both lacked something that this wan
derer had. It was the quick, alert
look, the flash of the eye, the name
less distinction which Is so hard to
fix. And then, we had saved him
when he lay gasping on the shingle,
and one's heart always softens to
ward what one has once helped.
"If you will come with me," said I,
"I have little doubt that I can find
you a bed for a night or two, and by
that time you will be better able to
make your own arrangements."
He pulled off his hat, and bowed
with all the grace Imaginable. But
Jim Horscroft pulled me by the sleeve
and led me aside.
" You're mad, Jock," he whispered
"The fellow's a common adventurer,
What do you want to get mixed up
with him for?"
But I was always as obstinate
man as ever laced his boots, and If
you Jerked me back It was the finest
way of sending me to the front.
"He's a stranger, and it's our part
to look after him," said I.
"You'll be sorry for it," said he.
"Maybe so."
"If you don't think of yourself you
might think of your cousin."
"Edle can take very good care of
"Well, then, the devil take you, and
you may do what you like," he cried,
in one of his sudden flushes of anger.
Without a word of farewell to either
of us he turned off upon the track that
led up toward his father's house.
Bonaventure de Lapp smiled at me
as we walked on together.
"I didn't thought he liked me very
much," said he. "I can see very well
that he has made a quarrel with you
because you are tnklng me to your
home. What does he think of me
then? Does he think, perhaps, that
have stole the gold In my bag, or what
Is It that he fears?"
"Tut I I neither know nor care,'
said L "No stranger shall pass our
door without a crust and a bed." With
my head cocked, and feeling as if I
was doing something very fine. In
stead of being the most egregious fool
south of Edinburgh, I marched on
down the path, with my new ac
quaintance at my elbow.
A Wandering Eagle.
My father seemed to be much of Jim
Horscroft's opinion, for he was not
over warm to this new guest, and
looked him up and down with a very
questioning eye. He set a dish of vine
gar ed herrings before him, however.
and I noticed that he looked more
askance than ever when my compan
ion ate nine of them, for two were
alwavs our portion. When at last he
had finished. Bonaventure de Lapp'
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lids were drooping over his eyes, for
I doubt not that he had been sleep
less as well as foodless for these three
days. It was but a poor room to
which I led him, but he threw himself
down upon the couch, wrapped his
big blue cloak around him. and was
asleep In an Instant. He was a very
High and strong snorer, and, as my
room was next to his, I had reason to
remember that we had a stranger
within our gates.
When I came down In the morning 1
found that he had been beforehand
with me, for he was seated opposite
my father at the window table In the
kitchen, their head's almost touching,
and a little roll of gold pieces between
them. As I came In my father looked
up at me, and I saw a light of greed
in his eyes such as I had never seen
before. He caught up the money with
an eager clutch, and swept It into his
"Very good, mister," said he. "Tin
room's yours, and you pay always on
the third of the month."
"Ah, and here Is my first friend,"
cried De Lapp, holding out his hand to
me with a smile which was klndlj
enough, and yet had that touch of pa
tronage which a man uses when he
smiles to his dog. "I am myself again
now, thanks to my excellent suppei
and good night's rest. Ah, It Is. hun
ger that takes the courage from a
man. That most, and cold next."
"Aye, that's right," said my father
"I've been out on the moors in a snow
drift for slx-and-thlrty hours, and 1
ken what It Is like."
"I once saw three thousand men
starve to death," remarked De Lapp
putting out his hands to the fire. "Daj
by day they got thinner and more like
apes, and they did come down to the
edge of the pontoons where we did
keep them, and they howled with rage
and pain. The first few days theii
howls went over the whole city, but
after a week our sentrlep. on the bank
could not hear them, so weak they had
fallen." . .
"And they died?" I exclaimed.
"They held out a very long time,
Austrian grenadiers they were, of the
corps of Starowltz, fine, stout men
as big as your friend of yesterday, bul
when the town fell there were but foul
hundred alive, and a man could 'lift
them three at a time, as if they were
little monkeys. It .was a pity., Ah
my friend, you will do me the honors
with madame and with mademoiselle.'
It was my mother and Edle, who
had come into the kitchen. He had
not seen them the night before ; bul
now It was all I could do to keep my
face as I watched him, for, Instead ol
our homely Scottish" nod, he bent uf
his back like a louplng trout, and
slid his foot, and clapped tils hand
oveT his heart In the queerest way.
My mother stared, for she thought he
was making fun of her, but Cousin
Edle fell Into it in oh instant, as
though it had been a game, and away
she went In a great courtesy, until 1
thought she wouid have had to give
It up, and sit down right there In the
middle of the kitchen floor. But no
she was up again as light as a piece
of fluff, and we all drew up our stools
and started on the scones and milk
and porridge.' ' '
He had a wonderful way with wom
en, that man. Now, If I were to do
It, or Jim Horscroft, It would look as
if we were playing the fool, and the
girls would have laughed at us; bul
with him It seemed to go with his
style of face and fashion of speech,
so that one came at last to look for
It. For when he spoke to my mothei
or to Cousin Edle and he was nevei
backward In speaking It would al
ways be with a bow and a look as If
It would hardly be worth their while
to listen to what he had to say; and
when they answered he would put on
a face as though every word they said
was to be treasured tip and remem
bered forever. Edle did not say much
but she kept shooting little glances at
our visitor, and once or twice he
looked very linrd at her.
When he had gone to his room, aftei
breakfast, my father pulled out eight
golden pounds, and laid them on the
An eagle in a humble nest.
Making Sure.
A story Is told of a fanner who was
having trouble with his horse. It
would start, walk about 20 yards or
eo, then stop for a few seconds and
start again, only to repeat the per
formance. After watching this exhibi
tion for some time a friend overtook
the farmer during one of the horse's
loug waits. "What's the matter with
the horse?' he asked. "Is It lame?"
'Not as I knows of," answered the
farmer very crossly, "but he's so
dnshed feared I'll siiy 'whoa' and he
won't hear me, so he stops every now
and then to listen." The Tatler.
White Elephant
Isn't It a pity that a man never can
dispose of his motor experience for as
much as It cost him?