The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, April 22, 1921, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Erenti of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing;.
Marked Improvement In conditions
In the building trades, Attorney-General
Dougherty said Tuesday, has been
evldonced since his "modest but em
phatic warning" ot last week against
Illegal practices.
Caught In a slide ot sawdust In a
logging bin he had been sent to clean,
Hugh J. Rogers, 25, a fireman's help
er at the Bay City mill at Aberdeen,
fell headlong Into the bin and died
by suffocation before help reached him.
The soviet government has Issued
an order prohibiting anyone from the
United States crossing tha borders of
RuuBia after April 20, according to a
message made public by Charles Recht,
attorney In New York for the Russian
soviet government
Members of congress who served
with the colors during the world war
Tuesday night formed an organization
with tho view of exchanging Ideas for
the assistance of ex-service men. Fif
teen attended the Initial meeting, the
majority of them being new members.
Suggestion of a 5 per cent tax on
corporations to replace the excess
profits tax was made to the American
farm bureau federation conference
Wednesday by T. S. Adams, tax ex
pert of the treasury department. He
also expected opposition to a sales
In the race between an airplane and
three carrier plgeoiiB from Portland,
Oregon., to San Francisco, the first
pigeon, a navy bird called U. S. S.
California, reached Us cote in Oakland
at 10:59 A. M. Tuesday, coming In
Just 21 hours 19 minutes behind the
The Bowie line steamship Colonel
Bowre, with 22 men on board, found
ered In the Gulf of Mexico Monday
night, according to wlreloss advices re
ceived by the home office at Beaumont,
Tex. Three men were picked up by
the British steamer Cissy; 19 men are
still missing.
A citizens' reserve corps of the army
on the basis of voluntary service in
stead of compulsory training, which it
Is hoped will be trained under the
direction ot General Perishing Is under
formation, army officials announced
Monday. Age limits for enrollment
were placed at 16 to 35.
Francis J. Carey, 19-year-old bonk
cashier of Ottawa, 111., whose theft of
about $96,000 lust November was fol
lowed by widespread criticism of
Judge Landls when the latter permit
ted the youthful culprit to return home
pending sentence, was Monday sen
tenced by Judge Landls.
While motion picture cameras click
ed on the deck of a tug In the KuBt
river Wednesday, Daniel Carone, 27,
puffing a cigarette, leaped from the
center of Brooklyn bridge and was
picked up In the water 133 feet below
unharmed. It was his second Jump,
the first being made In 1915. '
Plans for sending to Washington a
-distinguished Japanese, who would
take up the entire range of the so
called Pacific problems, including man
dates, California, China, Siberia, im
migration and armaments, were under
stood to be in the process ot formula
tion by the Japanese government.
Archibald Fries, vice-president of
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, In an
address In New York, recently said
private ownership and operation of
railroads under government regula
tions was the accepted formula for the
future. He predicted rates would rise
no higher and soon would be reduced
by economy of operation.
Whereabouts ot the official seal of
the confederacy, an unsolved mystery
for more than half a century, probably
will remain unknown. Jumes Jones,
aged negro employe In the senate of
fice building, Bald to be the only per
son knowing where the seal was
buried, died Sunday without disclosing
the secret
Declarations that the navy depart
ment Is ready to take what congress
will appropriate and keep the fleet
"ready and fit to fight," and that the
war department Is pursuing a policy
of retrenchment In an effort to get
down to "normalcy," were made by
Secretaries Denby and Weeks Tues
day night before the American Legion
post of the National Press club.
Programme Shows No Signs of Favor-
Ing Disarmament.
Toklo. Japan's present naval pro
gram, which say officials, will be com
pleted whatever may be arranged with
forolgn powers as to future curtail
ment, means more than the creation
ot the so-callod eight and eight units.
The phase "eight and eight" signifies,
according to the official view here, that
Japan will build until she has eight
first class battleships and eight first
class cruisers, but It also signifies
another "eight," namely that when one
of the above 16 units reaches the age
of eight years, that unit passes to the
second line, to be replaced Immediately
by a new ship of the latest design.
It Is pointed out, therefore, that
Japan's future navy, as at present out
lined, will have 16 first class fight
ing ships ot the latest construction, as
well as numerous ships of the second
lino, to which the warships now build
ing will fall when a period of eight
years makes substitution necessary.
Hence, adherence to the "elght-and-elght"
plan means constant building
and constant big expenditure. It Is
the continuing outlay to which ex-Mln-later
Yuklo Ozakl takes objection In
his campaign for an International
agreement for naval restriction on the
ground that the budget involved "Will
prove disastrous for his country.
A comparison of the strength of
the navies of Japan and the United
States shows, according to the view
held here, that in 1921 Japan will
have one fewer major ships, two more
light cruisers, 220 fewer destroyers
and 11 fewer submarines than the
United States. By the end of 1923, if
the programs of the respective coun
tries are carried out, the United States
will lead Japan by 16 in major war
ships. She will have 231 more de
stroyers and 24 more submarines, but
on the other hand the American light
cruisers will fall behind Japan's to
the number of three. By the end of
1927 Japan will have two fewer big
ships, three more light cruisers and 47
fewer destroyers. Japan is, however,
devoting herself to submarines and it
is expected that by 1927 she will beat
the United States In submarines to the
number of 32.
England Hopeful Over Strike
London. Although still confronted
with the strike in the coal mines and
the possibility that work will not be
resumed for several days, England
faced the week-end somewhat more
hopefully than it did the last.
All labor quarters were still ex
citedly discussing Saturday's action
by the railwaymen and transport work
ers In calling off their strike and the
effect on the future Interests of labor.
The best hope for an early solution Is
held to He in the new attitude for an
Independent Investigation shown by a
large section ot the house of commons.
In view of the possibility, of a pro
tracted stoppage of mining operations
the board of trade, in line with the
other precautions taken by govern
ment agencies, Issuetl injunctions for
drastic enforcement of the regulations
governing use of coal, light and power.
No further move by the miners is
expected before the conference here
Land Bank Bonds Ready.
Washington, D. C Forty million
dollars of 5 per cent 20-year federal
land bank bonds would be offered for
subscription at par Monday through
1000 Investment bankers over the
country, It was announced Saturday
night by Secretary Mellon. The bonds
also will be obtainable from federal
land banks and farm loan associations.
The bonds will be redeemable, Mr.
Mellon said, at the option of the Is
suing bank at any time after 10 years
from the date of Issue.
"The supreme court of the United
States has firmly established the fed
eral land banks," Secretary Mellon
said. "In view of the satisfactory
financial condition ot the banks the
exemption of the bonds issued by these
banks from federal, Btate municipal
and local taxation and with the very
adequate security back of these bonds
they Bhould provide attractive security
to Investors."
Phong Rate Reduced.
Condon, Or. Two years ago the
public service commission of Oregon
increased the local telephone rates
33V4 per cent This rate had been ef
fective since that time until April 4
when John Jackson, local manager and
owner, voluntarily lowered the rate to
their pre-war basis. Mr. Jackson said
that because of the cut his business
had Increased to such an extent that
the Income was considerably greater
than under the higher rate.
Chicago. A cold wave Sunday fol
lowed the blizzard which Bwept an
area from the Rocky Mountains to the
Atlantic states Friday and Saturday,
leaving a trail of death and desola
tion. In the central west conditions
were slowly returning to normal. The
snow which fell In Wisconsin, Ne
braska, Michigan and Illinois Is al
most vanished.
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Albany. Considerable street im
provement work 1b planned In Albany
this year. Most of It will be grading
and graveling ot streets In the outly
ing residence districts.
Eugene. All the money has been
subscribed by the farmers of the Crow
and Hadleyvllle neighborhoods to pur
chase the Lane county bonds to pay
for the new road project to furnish
a shorter route from Eugene to that
valley, according to P. M. Morse, coun
ty engineer.
Banks. The Banks commercial club
met at the Banks hotel Friday evening
and the electric light question was
dUcussed. A committee was appoint
ed to, get out contracts and get all
signers possible. Light and power are
almost assured now tor Banks.
Roseburg, R. A. Booth, state high
way commissioner, has presented to
theWllbur high school a thoroughly
equipped library and an effort will be
made at the coming reunion of the
former Umpqua academy students to
match the sum expended by him to
buy additional books and equipment.
Salem. Complete control of the flax
plant at the state penitentiary is now
under the warden of the Institution.
This change in the operation ot the
plant was authorized by the legisla
ture at Its recent session. Heretofore
the flax ludnstry had been under the
control of the state board of control.
Salem. Formal arguments on the
application for a rehearing of the Pa
cific Telophone & Telegraph company
rate case will be heard by the mem
bers of the public service commission
here Monday. It originally planned
to hold the arguments in Portland, but
this was changed on request ot the
Portland city officials.
Bend. Returns received from the
elections held Friday on the central
Oregon Irrigation district showed the
defeat of the proposed $250,000 bond
issue by a vote of 262 to 114. The
negative vote canceled the district's
contract to purchase the Central Ore
gon Irrigation company's holdings,
which had been offered for $115,000.
Oregon City. The Oregon City
Manufacturing company, after operat
ing its woolen mills in this city short
handed for several months, started a
full crew Monday morning in both Its
plant here and its manufacturing es
tablishment in Portland. Word has
been Bent out to all employes who
were temporarily laid off to report for
Albany. Six projects form the spec-
al program which the Linn county
farm bureau will handle this year In
idditlon to Its regular routine work
They are livestock improvement, poul
try improvement, soil Improvement,
rodent control, crop Improvement and
club work. This program has been
adopted by the executive committee of
the bureau.
Eugene. Fruit men about Eugene
have begun to note that some damage
has been done to the cherry crop by
the recent heavy frosts. John Thramer,
who has one of the best orchards in
this district, said some of his trees
were affected, but he did not think
the damage was general. Other fruit
men said their trees were hit by the
frosts in spots.
Salem. The Oregon state livestock
sanitary board, at a meeting held re
cently in Portland, caused to be issued
a proclamation authorizing sheep
breeders to dispense with the dipping
of their animals for the year 1921, with
the exception of In Deschutes county
and that part of Lake county north of
a point east and west through what is
known as Avery pass.
Eugene. Mrs. Mary Roberts Rine
hart, noted writer; her husband, Dr.
D. M. Rinehart, and their two sons
will take a 30 days' trip In the Cas
cade mountains this summer, accord
ing to Harry G. Hayes, hunter and
guide of McKenzie Bridge, who has
been engaged by them. The trip will
be started near Mount Hood and will
be continued through to Crater lake.
Salem. Members of the Horticul
ture Farm Loan association, at a meet
ing held here Saturday, exonerated A.
C. Bohrnstedt, secretary-treasurer of
the association, from any misconduct
in managing the affairs of the associa
tion. It previously had been charged
that Mr. Bohrnstedt had exceeded his
authority In handling the funds of the
organization and a committee was ap
pointed to make an Investigation.
Salem. There are approximately
3500 negroes In Oregon without em
ployment at the present time, accord
ing to statistics prepared, by C. H.
Gram, state labor commissioner, fol
lowing a request from Washington. It
had been Intimated to Mr. Gram that
the negroes of Oregon and other states
were being discriminated against by
the American Legion, but this was
denied In the letter of the labor commissioner.
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Bynopali. Dissatisfied because of
the seemingly barren outlook ot
his position as a school teacher In a
Canadian town, John Harris deter
mines to leave It, take up land In
Manitoba and become a "home
stouder." Mary, the girl whom he
loves, declares she will accompany
him. They are married and set
out for the unknown country. They
select a homestead, build a home
and put In a crop. Returning from
selling his first crop, Harris finds
his wife almost insane (rom loneli
ness and with Immediate expecta
tion of becoming a mother. A son
Is born and they name him Allan.
The story now Jumps forward 26
years. Harris is prosperous and all
for getting rich. Mary la toll-worn
and suddened over the change In
her husband. Allan works on the
farm. Beulah, the pretty daugh
ter, Is rebellious at the shut-In
farm life. Jim Travers Is an un
usual hired man and he Is secretly
In love with Beulah.. Harris and
Allan clash with Jim and he leaves,
CHAPTER VI Continued.
narrls was accustomed to his
laughter's frankness, and as a rule
paid little regard to It. He was willing
enough to be flayed, in moderation, by
her keen tongue; In.fuct, he took a
lecret delight In her unrestrained sal
lies, but that was different from de
Dance. "We'll talk about that some other
time, too," he said. "And you'll milk
the cows tonight as usual."
Beulah opened her Hps as though to
inswer, but closed them again, arose,
and walked out of the kitchen. For
nor the controversy was over ; the die
was oust. Her nature admitted of
any amount of disputation up to a
lertiiln point, but when the irresist
ible force crashed Into the Immovable
jliject she wasted no wind on words.
With her war was war.
Harris finished his meal with little
relish. Ills daughter was very, very
much to him, and an open rupture
with her wns among the Inst things to
te imagined. . . . Still, she must
eurn that the liberty of speech he al
lowed her did not Imply equal liberty
jf action. . . . His wife, too, had
Dehaved most incredibly. After all,
perhaps he had been hasty with Jim.
No doubt he would meet the boy In
Plnlnvllle or somewhere in the dis
trict before long, and he would then
hove a frank little talk with him.
and he would say nothing more of the
Incident to his wife. He was begin
ning to feel almost amiable again
when recollection of Beulah, and the
regard which she was evidently cuttl
rntlng toward Trovers, engulfed his
returning spirits like a cold douche,
tt must not come to that, whatever
"You better go over to Grant's, Al
an, If you're goin'," he said as he left
ihe table. "I've some shears to
mr.nge that'll keep me busy until you
jet back."
An hour later Allan returned, ac
ompnnled by George Grant, and oper
ttlons in the field were resumed. Fa
:her and son were both anxious to
Too Far," She Agreed. "But You
Started It; Let's See You Stop It"
nake up for lost time, and they work
id that night long after their usual
lour for quitting. It was quite dark
when the two men, tired and dusty,
'imie in at the close of their long day's
The table wns set for two. "We
lave had our supper," Mary explained.
'We thought we wouldn't wait any
"That's all right," said Harris, try,
ng to be genial. But he found It hard
er than he had supposed. He was
rery tired, ntid somewhat embarrassed
following the unpleasantness at noon.
3e had no thought of apologizing,
rither to wife or daughter; on the con
rrnry, he Intended to make It quite
dear to them that they had been at
fault In the matter, but he would take
his time about reopening the subject.
When supper was finished Allan
went to the stables to give final atten
tion to the horses a duty that had
always fallen to Jim and Harris, af
ter a few minutes' quiet rest In his
chair, began to remove his boots.
"The cows are not milked, John,"
snld his wife. She tried to speak In a
matter-of-fact way, but the tremor In
her voice betrayed the Import of the
simple statement.
Harris paused with a boot half un
laced. While his recollection of Beu
lah's defiance was clear enough, It
had not occurred to him that the girl
actually would stand by her guns. He
had told her that she would milk the
cows tonight as usual, and he had as
sumed, as a matter of course, that she
would do so. Ho was not accustomed
to being disobeyed.
"Where's Beulah?" he demanded.
"I guess she's In her room."
Harris laced up his boot. Then he
started upstairs.'
"Don't be too hard on her, John,"
urged his wife, with a little catch In
her voice.
"I won't be too hard on anybody,"
he replied curtly. "It's a strange thing
you wouldn't see that she did as she
was told. I suppose I have to plug
away In the field until dark and then
come In and do another half-day's
work because my women folk are too
lazy or stubborn to do It themselves."
If this outburst was Intended to
crush Mary Harris It hnd a very dif
ferent effect. She seemed to straighten
up under the attack; the color came
back to her cheeks, and her eyes were
bright and defiant.
"John Harris," she said. "You know
better than to say that your women
folk are either lazy or stubborn, but
there's a point where Imposition, even
the Imposition of a husband, has to
stop, and you've reached that point.
You didn't have to stay In the field
until dark. There's another day com
ing and the plowing'll keep. It Isn't
like the harvest. It was Just your own
contrariness that kept you there. You
fired the best man you ever had today,
In a fit of temper, and now you're try
ing to take it out on us."
Harris looked at her for a moment;
then, without speaking, he continued
up the stairs. He felt that he was
being very unfairly used, but he had
no intention of shrinking from his
duty as a husband and father, even if
Its discharge should bring pain to all
of them.
He found Beulah In her room, os
tensibly reading.
"Why are the cows not milked?" he
demanded. .
"I thought I made It clear to you at
noon that they wouldn't be milked by
me," she answered, "and there didn't
seem to be anybody else hankering for
the Job."
"Beulah," he said, trying to speak
calmly, "don't you think this nonsense
has gone far enough?"
"Too fur," Bhe agreed. "But you
started it let's see you stop It."
"Beulah," he said, with rising anger,
"I won't allow you to talk to me like
that. Remember I'm your father, and
you've a right to do as you're told.
Haven't I given you everything given
you a home, and all that, and are you
goin' to defy me In my own house?"
"I don't want to defy you," she an
swered, "but If you're going to let
your temper run away with you, you
can put on the brakes yourself. And
as for all you've done for me maybe
I'm ungrateful, but it doesn't look half
so big from my side of the fence."
"Well, what more do you want?" he
"For one thing, I wouldn't mind hav
ing a father."
"What do you mean? Ain't I your
"No I" she cried. "No! No! There's
no father here. You're Just the boss
the foreman on the farm. You board
with mother and me. We see you at
meal-times. We wouldn't see you then
if you didn't have to make use of us
In that way. If you have a spare hour
you go to town. You're always so busy,
busy, with your little things, that you
have no time for big things. I'd like to
see you think about living Instead of
working. And we're not living not
really living, you know we're Just ex
isting. Don't you see what I mean?
We're living all In the flesh, like an
animal. When you feed the horses and
put them under shelter you can't do
anything more for them. But when
you feed and shelter your daughter
you have only half provided for her,
and it's the other half, the starving
half, that refuses to starve any
"I'm not klckln' on religion, If that's
what you mean, Beulah," he said.
"You get goin' to church as often as
you like, and "
"Oh, It's not religion," she protest
ed. "At least. It's not Just going to
church, and things like that, although
I guess It Is a more real religion, if
we Just understood. What are we
here for, anyway? What's the an
swer?" "Well, Pra here Just now to tell you
those cows are to be milked before "
"Yes, dodge it I You've dodged that
luestion so long you daren't face It
But there must be an answer some
where, or there wouldn't be the ques
tion. There's Riles, now; he doesn't
Author of "Tho Cow 3
eunchtr," Htc tA
know there Is such a question. Ha
takes it for granted we're here to grab
money. And then, there's the Grants.
They know there Is such a question,
and I'm sure thut to some extent
they've answered It. You know, I like
them, but I never go Into their house
that I dont feel out of place. I feel
like they have something that I haven't
something that makes them very
rich and shows me how very poor I
am. And It's embarrassing to feel poor
among rich folks. Why, tonight George
Grant stopped on Ills way home to suy
a word to me, and what do you sup
pose he said? Nothing about the
weather, or the neighbors, or the crops.
He asked me what I thought of the
Venezuelan treaty. Of course I'd
never heard of such a thing, but I said
I hoped It would be for the best, or
something like that, but I was ashamed
so ashamed he might have seen It in
the dusk. You see, they're living
and we're existing."
If Beulah hoped by such argument
to persuude her futher, or even to In
fluence him, she was doomed to dlsap-
With a Light Cloak About Her Shoul
ders and a Suitcase in Her Hand,
Slipped Quietly From the Front
Stairs and Out Into the Night.
polniment "You're talking a good
deal of nonsense, Beulah," he said.
"When you get older these questions
won't worry you. In the meantime,
your duty is to do as you're told. Right
now that means milk the cows. I'll
give you five minutes to get started."
Harris went to his room. A little
later Beulah, with a light cloak about
her shoulders and a suitcase in her
hand, slipped quietly down the front
stairs and out into the night
Crumbling Castles.
At the foot of the garden Beulah
paused Irresolute, the suitcase swing
ing gently In her hand. She had made
no plans for the decisive step events of
the day had forced upon her, but the
step itself she felt to be Inevitable.
She was not In love with Jim Travers ;
she had turned the whole question
over In her mind that afternoon, weigh
ing It with Judicial Impartiality, sup
posing all manner of situations to try
out her own emotions, and she had
come to the conclusion that Travers
was merely an Incident in her life, a
somewhat inspiring incident, perhaps,
but an incident none the less. The
real thing the vital matter which de
manded some exceptional protest was
the narrow and ever narrowing horizon
of her father, a horizon bounded only
by material gain. Against this nar
rowing band of outlook her vigorous
spirit, with Its dumb, insistent stretch
ings for the Infinite, rebelled. It was
not a matter of filial duty; it was not
a matter of love ; to her It was a mat
ter of existence. She saw her ideals
dimly enough at best, and she would
burst every cord of affection and con
vention rather than allow them to be
submerged In the gray, surrounding
murk of materialism.
Perhaps It was custom and the
subtle pullings of association that
drew her feet down the path across
the bench to the edge of the stream
that gurgled gently In the still night.
The stars blinked a strange challenge
from the sky, as though to say, "Here
Is the tree of knowledge, If you dare
to drink thereof."
At length she turned her back on the
stream and took the path past the
house and down to the corral, where
she pausid, her ear arrested by the
steady drone of milking. A lantern
sitting on the black earth cast a little
circle of light and threw a docile cow
In dreadful silhouette against the barn.
And by that dim light Beulah dis
cerned the bent form of her mother,
"I can't tell you where Beu
lah is, John. She left here last
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