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List Is Complete, Barring Last-Minute Changes
Selection of Denby Big Surprise.
St, Augustine, Fla. Presldont-elect
Harding has reached a tentative de
cision on every place In his cabinet,
and unless there are last-minute
changes It will be composed of these
men:. t ' '
Secretary of state, Charles Evans
Hughes of New York, ex-governor,
Justice of the supreme court, and re
publican nominee for the presidency.
Secretary of the treasury, Andrew
W. Mellon of Pennsylvania, banker
and financier, member of a family
reputed to be among the wealthiest
In this country.
Secretary of war, John W. Weeks of
Massachusetts, ex-senator, and In 1916
a candidate for the presidential nomin
ation. . .
Attorney-general, Harry M. Daugh
erty of Ohio, who managed Mr. Hard
ing's pre-convcntion campaign.
PostmaBter-general, W1J1 II. Hays of
Indiana, chairman of the republican
Secretary of the navy, Edwin Denby
of Michigan, ex-member of congress,
who served as an enlisted man in
both the navy and marine corps.
Secretary of the Interior, Albert A.
Fall of New Mexico, now a senator.
Secretary of agriculture, Henry Wal
lace of Iowa, editor of farm publica
tions. Secretary of commerce, Herbert
Hoover of California, ex-food admin
istrator, and leader In various move
ments far European relief.
Secretary of labor, James J. Davis
of Pennsylvania and Illinois, union
ex-steel worker, who has become the
highest official In the Moose frater
nity. If changes are made, they are most
likely to affect the appointments for
navy, commerce and lubor, all of which
Wilson Says Peace
Washington, D. C President Wil
son Tuesday expressed the determina
tion to devote himself on retirement
to private life to a continuation of his
efforts toward world peace. He made
his first public utterance since the
election In receiving a delegation from
the Woodrow Wilson club of Harvard
After their visit the dolegates stated
they were "deeply Impressed with the
great heart of the president and deep
ly touched by the president's fulth In
the ultimate accomplishment of his
efforts towards peace and by the al
most brilliant good humor with which
he is leaving the White House."
Denby Ex-Buck Private.
Paris Island, S. C Edwin Denby,
secretary of the navy to be, Is remem
bered here as Private Denby, just plain
"buck private" of marines, although
later as Lieutenant Denby, morale of
ficer, who pounded Ideas of patriotism
into the heads of thousands of rookies.
And Private Denby, despite handi
caps of age and weight, stood up
staunchly under the. regular "boot"
training designed to harden up the
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were understood to have come to a
decision within 24 hours.
In regard to none of these has
there been an exchange of formal In
vitation and acceptance, but In every
case the selections are expected by
Mr. Harding's associates to stand.
Assignment of the navy portfolio
to Mr. Denby, who Is a Detroit law
yer, TurnlHhed the first real surprise,
for his name had not been mentioned
publicly In connection with the place
It was understood that from the
first he had been under consideration,
however, and was held in reserve for
just such a contingency as Mr. .Hard
ing faced last week when ex-Governor
Lowdea of Illinois declined to be
It was expected that before the
president-elect makes a formal tender
to Mr. Denby he will call him Into
consultation and go over the naval
problems with him.
Mr. Hoover's name had been one
of the storm centers of the cabinet
list, many republicans urging his ap
pointment as secretary of state, In
terior, commorce or labor, and many
opposing it because of his stand In
favor of the league of nations. He
was the first national figure with
whom Mr. Harding conferred after his
return to Washington from the Chi
cago convention last year and later
Mr. Hoover went to Marlon among
the first "best minds" to be called
Should he refuse a place, he may
be asked to head a commission of
reorganization of the executive de
partments of the government.
Mr. Harding let It be known that
h expects to leave subordinate ap
pointments In the executive depart
ments to the cabinet members.
Will Be Life Work
He received the group In the com
pany of Mrs. Wilson in his study. He
said he would leave to historians the
task of Interpreting the events of the
Paris peace conference.
If he ever devoted himself again to
writing, he declared, it would be along
Robert C. Stuart Jr., who headed the
delegation, told the president that the
club he represented wished upon the
annlverslty of the birth of Washington
to extend their greeting to "you, the
great American of our generation,'
and that inspired by Wllsonlan ideals,
the club purposed to perpetuate the
Ideals to which the president had given
Inaugural to be Loud.
Washington, D. C For the first
time, weather permitting, an inaugural
address is to be heard March 4 by as
many people as may pack themselves
on the plaza fronting the capltol. Presi
dent Harding's first formal statement
will be carried throughout the throng
by means of amplifiers.
A roomful of machinery has been
Installed beneath the capitol steps
to catch and repeat every syllable ut
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Albany. Clifford McKlnney, 17, was
killed Instantly Just before noon last
Thursday when be was struck on the
head by a fulling tree near his home,
Bend. Average cost of Instruction
of one pupil for one year la the Bend
schools Is 97, the city school superin
tendent announced In his semi-annual
report Just Issued.
Rainier. The city council and prop
erty owners have decided to pave
Water street, the main business street.
County Surveyor Van Orshoven has
completed the survey.
Rainier. Farm bureau representa
tives from all parts of the state have
been at work the last week obtain
ing members among the farmers of
Columbia county. A total of 456 was
Bend. Corn Intended for the manu
facture of liquor, seized by state and
county officials, was sold by the
sheriff's office and the purchase price
turned over to the Red Cross for chari
Hood River. The Apple Growers'
association is co-operating with M. D.
Armstrong, newly appointed county
fruit inspector, who has police powers
for the enforcement of spray programs
in the fruit sections.
Pendleton. The ' Smythe-Lonergan
company plant, comprising an Ice
plant, ice cream factory, creamery and
cold storage facilities, was destroyed
by fire here Friday morning, at a loss
estimated at $75,000.
Ashland. The body of William H.
Leeds, 65 years old, who died here Fri
day morning, will be sent to California
for cremation. Mr. Leeds came to
Ashland from Pennsylvania in 1879.
Elected state printer In 1892, he serv
ed eight years.
Eugene. Oregon products are grad
ually gaining a foothold in California,
according to J. 0. Holt, manager of
the Eugene 'Fruitgrowers' association
and sales manager of the Oregon Co
operative Growers, who has Just re
turned from a business trip to that
Hood River. An Interesting feature
developed by the Investigation of
committee of the apple growers' as
sociation, members of which have been
gathering data on co-operative cider
and vinegar plants, was that the
pomace, usually wasted at northwest
ern cider mills, Is valuable as a cow
Toledo. One -hundred farmers from
practically every section of Lincoln
county and representing especially the
dairy, wool and mohair Industries
adopted a resolution favoring passage
of senate bill No. 284, legalizing co
operative associations. The farmers
were attending the Lincoln "Enthuse
Eugene. The wool and mohair
growers of Lane county met at the
chamber of commerce in this city
Monday afternoon to organize a co
operative association. The plan of
organizing Included employment of a
specialist whose business will be to
supervise the assembling and grading
of wool and mohair.
Hood River. Only 40 carloads of
apples remain here unsold, according
to C. W. McCullagh, sales manager
of the Apple Growers' association. The
co-operative sales agency, holding prac
tically all of the storage stocks re
maining here, still has in its possess
slon 136,272 boxes of the total crop of
942,987 delivered last fall..
Eugene. The amount of taxes to be
collected in Lane county thiB year is
$1,474,625.58, according to the certi
ficate of the tax roll filed by Herbert
Walker, assessor, in the office of Coun
ty Clerk Bryson last week. Collections
will start on March 1. Taxes in Eu
gene will be approximately 20 per cent
higher this year than last.
Klamath Falls. The Klamath
Sportsmen's association, fearing that
the county's game and fish will be so
depleted that this section will cease
to be a sportsmen's paradise unless Im
mediate action is taken, at its meet
ing Friday night took the first step
in a campaign to preserve and protect
game of every sort in this county.
The Dalles. After a winter of Inac
tion, work upon the Columbia river
highway between The Dalles and
Mosler was resumed the first of this
week, Division Engineer Scott an
nounced. With favorable weather con
ditions, the road will be completed
with a fine graveled surface and open
ed for traffic by April 1, in the opinion
of Mr. Scott
Vale. At the suggestion of R. H.
Baldack, divisional engineer for the
state highway commission, the county
court of Malheur county will ask the
highway commission to Improve the
road from Vale to Ontario, which is
part of both the John Day and Central
Oregon highways, two state roads, and
as an Inducement will appropriate $10,
000 from the county emergency fund
to assist In the Improvement
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HOME, 8WEET HOME.
"And we shall luild our own
home, and live our own lives,
and love each other always,
only for ever and ever?" she
"For ever and ever," he an
swered. "Because it would seem like
trying to prove you are inno
cent. And you don't need to
prove anything to me. You
understand? You don't need
to prove anything to me."
And then, between the iron
rods across the open window
of the jail, his lips met hers.
In tha foregoing the first
love words arc those of John
Harris and Mary Allan when
they plighted their troth and
resolved to homestead in Mani
toba. In the next love seen
the second generation is mak
ing its vows. It is Beulah Har
ris and dim Travers who have
sealed their pact with a kiss.
And in between there is a like-real-life
story of the home
steading of ' John and Mary
Harris, well told by Robert J.
C. Stead, novelist, poet and Ca
nadian official, author of "The
Cowpunchers" and "Kitchener
and Other Poems."
Six little slates clattered Into place,
ind six little figures stood erect be
ween their benches.
"Right I Turn!" said the master.
March I School Is dismissed;" and
dx pairs of bare little legs twinkled
ilong the aisle, across the well-worn
hreshold, down the big stone step,
rod Into the dusty road, warm with
he rays of the Indian summer sun.
The master watched them from the
ipen window until they vanished be
ilnd a ridge of beech trees that cut his
dslon from the concession. While they
emalned within sight; a smile played
ipon the features of his strong, sun
rarned face, but as the Inst little ca
Ico dress was Bwallowed by the wood
he smile died down, and for a mo
nent he stood, a grave and thoughtful
itatue framed within the white pine
laslngs of the sash.
His brown study lasted only a mo
nent. With a quick movement he
valked to the blackboard, caught up
i section of sheepskin, and began
iraslng the symbols of the day's in
itructlons. "Well, I suppose there's reward In
teaven," he said to himself, as he set
he little schoolroom In order. "There
sn't much here. The farmers will
ny a man more to doctor their sick
iheep than to teach their children.
1 others can take the chance I can
ake It too. If It were not for her I
vould go tomorrow."
The last remark seemed to unlink
t new chain of thought. The gray
syes lit up again. He wielded the
iroom briskly for a minute, then toss
id it In a corner, fastened the win
lows, slipped a little folder Into his
wcket, locked the door behind him
ind swung In a rapid stride down a
ly-pnth leading from the little school-
louse Into the forest.
Ten minutes' qulcjt walking In the
voods, now glorious In all their au
!umn splendor, brought him to a point
vhere the sky stood up, pale blue,
ivaslve, through the trees. The next
noment he was at the water's edge,
ind a limpid lake stretched away to
vhere the forests of the farther shore
ningled hazily with sky and water.
He glanced about as though expect
ng someone; he whistled a line of a
jopular song, but the only reply was
!rom a saucy eavesdropper which,
(erched on a near-by limb, trilled back
ts own liquid notes In answer.
"I may as well improve the mo
nents consulting my chart" he re
narked to his undulating Image In the
aater. "This thing of embarking on
wo new seas at once calls for skill
ful piloting." He seated himself on a
' itone, drew from his pocket the fold-
sr, and spread a map before him.
In a few moments he was so en
grossed that he did not hear the al
most noiseless motion of a canoe as
It thrust Its brown nose Into the blue
wedge before him. Kneeling near Its
item, her paddle held aloft and drip
ping, her brown arras and browner
lair glistening In the mellow sun, her
face bright with the light of its own
sxpectancy, was a lithe and beautiful
lrl. In an Instant her eye located
the young man on the bank, and her
lips molded as though to speak; but
when she saw how unobserved she was
ihe remained silent and upright as an
indlnn while the canoe slipped gently
toward the shore. Presently it cush
ioned Its nose In the velvety sand.
She rose silently from her seat and
stole on moccasined tip-toes along the
stones until she could have touched
his hair with her fingers. But her
eyes fell over his shoulder on the pa
pers before him,
"Always at your studies," she cried.
as he sprang eagerly to his feet. "You
must be seeking a profeHsorsiiip. auo
stole the mnp from Ills fingers.
"I declure, If It Isn't Manitoba!"
Seizing Ills cheeks between her bunds
she turned his face to her. "Answer
me, John Harris. You ure not think
ing of going to Manitoba 1"
"Suppose I say I urn?"
"Then I am going, too 1"
"John! Nothing unusuul about a
wife going with her husband, Is
"No, of course, but you know"
"Yes. I know" glancing nt the ring
on her finger. "This still stunds nt
pur, doesn't It?"
"Yes. dear." he answered, raising
the ring to his Hps. "You know It
does. But to venture Into that wilder
ness means you see, It means so
much more to a woman than to a
"Not so much as staying at home-
alone. You didn't really think I would
"No, not exactly that. Let us sit
down and I will tell you what I
thought. Here, let me get the cush
ion. . . . There, that Is better."
They sat for some minutest, gazing
dreamily across the broad sheet' of
"And so you are going to Man
itoba?" she said at length.
"Yes. There are possibilities there.
It's a gamble, and that Is why I didn't
want to share It with you nt first. I
thought I would spend a year; locate
a homestead ; get some kind of a house
built ; perhaps break some land. Then
I would come back."
"And you weren't going to give me
a word In all those preparations for
our future? You have a lot to learn
yet, John. You won't find It In that
She had snatched-his confession at
an unguarded moment. He had not
meant to tell her so much so soon.
As he thought over the wheels he had
"You Are Not Thinking of Going to
et in motion their possible course
staggered him, and he found himself
arguing against the step he contem
plated. "It's a gamble," he repeated. "The
agricultural possibilities of the coun
try have not been established. It may
be adapted only to buffalo and Indi
ans. We may be far back from civili
zation, far from neighbors, or doctors,
or churches, or any of those tilings
which we take as a matter of
"Then you will need me with you,
John, and I am going."
In a crimson glory the sun had sunk
behind the black forest across the
lake. The silver waters had draped
In mist their fringe of inverted trees
along the shore and lay, passive and
breathing, and very still, beneath the
"And we shall build our own home,
and live our own lives, and love each
other always only, for ever and
ever?" she breathed.
"For ever and ever," he answered.
The last white shimmer of daylight
farted from the surface of the lake.
The lovers floated on, gently, joyously,
Into their ocean of hope and happi
ness. CHAPTER I.
The Beck of Fortune.
The last congratulations had been
offered; the last good wishes, some
what mixed with tears, had been ex
pressed. The bride, glowing In the
happy consciousness of her own beau
ty, and deified by the great tenderness
that enveloped her new estate like a
golden mist, said her farewells with
steady voice and undrooplng eyes.
It had been a busy winter for John
Harris, and this, although the con
summation of his great desire, was
but the threshold to new activities and
new outlets for his Intense energies.
ROBERT J. C.
Since the face nnd form of Mary Allan
had first enraptured him In his little
buck woods school district, a vast am
bition had possessed his soul, and to
day, which had seemed to be Its. end,
be now knew to he but Its beginning.
The ready consent of his betrothed to
share his life In the unknown wilder
ness between the Red river and the
Hocky mountains had been a tide
which, taken at Its flood, might well
lend him on to fortune. At the con
elusion of his full term he had re
signed his position as timelier, nnd
with his small savings had get about
accumulating equipment essential to
the homesteader. Because his effects
were not enough to fill a car he hod
"doubled up" with Tom Morrison, a
fine furrner whose worldly success hnd
been somewhat less thnn his deserts,
and who bravely hoped to mend his
broken fortunes where land might be
hnd for the taking.
So John Harris nnd his bride took
the passenger train from her city
home, while their goods and ehuttelx,
save for their personal baggage, rum
bled on In a box-car or crowded stol
idly Into congested side-tracks as the
exigencies of trnfllc required.
At a Junction point they were trans-;
ferred from the regular passenger ser
vice to an Immigrant train.
One or two of the passengers had
already made the trip to Manitoba,
and were now on the Journey a second
time, accompanied hy their wives and
families. These men were soon noted
ns Individuals of some moment; they
became the center of little knots of
conversation, and their fellow-Immigrants
hung In reverent attention upon
every word from their lips. ; ' .
"Tell us about the crops," said one
of the men passengers. "What like
wheat can ye grow?"
"Like corn," said the narrator, with
great deliberation. "Heads like ears
qi corn. Wheat that grows so fast ye
can hear it. Nothln' uncommon to
walk Into wheat fields when they's
knee-high, nn' have to fight yer vay
out like a jungle."
"Is the Injuns werry big?" piped a
little voice. "My pa's go'n to muke
me a bone-arrow so I can kill 'em all
"That's a brave soldier," said the
man, drawing the child to his knee.
"But Ah know a better way to fight
Indians than with bows an' arrows.
Ah fights 'em with flour an' blankets
an' badger-meat, an' It's a long way
The child climbed up on the friend
ly knee and Interested himself In the
great silver watch-chain that looped
convenient to his fingers. "Go on wlf
your story, man," he said. 'Ts listen
In'." And big Aleck McCrae forgot the Ira
migrants crowded around, forgot the
lurch of the train and the window
glimpse of forests heavy-blanketed
with snow, as he plowed his fertile
Imagination and spread a sudden har
vest of wonderment before the little
soul that clung to his great watch
chain. And so the Journey wore on. As day
sueceeued day to the monotonous rum-,
ble of the car wheels the Immigrants
became better acquainted and friend--ships
took root that In after years
were to brave every storm of adver
sity and bloom forth in the splendid
community of spirit and sacrifice
which particularly distinguished the
In the cold gray of a March morn
ing, when the sun had not yet dis
pelled the mists of night, and the
fringing woods back from the Red
river loomed white and spectral
through the frost, they re-entered the
empire, and In a few minutes were de
training at Emerson, the boundary
town and gateway to the prairies
which for 1,000 miles stretched Into
the mysteries of the unknown.
Emerson was the gateway of the
great Invasion. The "farthest west"
of rail communication, on the thresh
old of the prairie country, It seemed
the strategical point for the great city
which must arise with the settlement
arid development of the fertile king
dom of territory lying between the
Lake of the Woods and the Rocky
mountains, and between the forty
ninth parallel and the unknown north
ern limit of agriculture.
"A party for tbe front."
ITO BE CONTINUED.)
No Statue of Georgian.
The secretary of the statuary hall
In the capltol says that there Is no
representative of Georgia In the Hall
of Fame. Each state may contribute
two statues of deceased citizens of
the state, who "for historical renown
or for civil or military services" are
considered by the state as worthy of
To Restore Perfume of Flowers.
It is stated that the perfume of flow
ers disappears as soon as the starch In
the petals is exhausted. It may, It is
said, be restored by placing the flower
In a solution of sugar, when the forma
tion of starch and the emission of
fragrance will be at once resumed.
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