The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, June 30, 1921, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Strong earthquake shocks have been
felt at Messina, Reggio and Calabria,
While only $450,000 Is to be expended
now on the new veterans' hospital at
Walla Walla, It is expected that an
additional $750,000 will be made avail
able soon tor further Improvements.
E, It. WInans, aBslBtant attorney
general of South Dakota, was killed,
and C. II. Bartlett, prominent attor
ney of Sioux Falls, S. D., and Ole
Hoagland, editor of a newspaper at
Platte, S. D., were Injured In an auto
mobile accident near Platte Tuesday
. J. A. Urbanowlcz, agent of district
No. 1 of the forest service, comprising
Montana and part of Idaho, was placed
In Jail In Missoula, Mont, following
alleged disclosures of a shortage in his
accounts, said to be as high as $100,
000. A group of oil operators who called
at the state department Monday to
protest against the increase In export
taxes on petroleum in Mexico was as
sured by Secrotary Hughes that he
would give the subject careful consid
eration. The battleships Arizona, Nevada and
Oklahoma were ordered transferred
from the Atlantic to the Pacific fleet
by Secretary Denby. The battleship
Maryland, now under construction,
will, when completed, also be sent to
the Pacific fleet.
The toll of death In the explosion
In the Mont Cenls mine near Heme,
Westphalia, Germany, Sunday, reached
83 Tuesday. The injured aggregated
100, some of whom It is reported may
not live. The disaster was due to an
explosion of fire damp.
Handcuffed and chained to each
other and guarded by three officers,
seven Industrial Workers of the World,
convicted of the Centralla American
Legion murders two years ago, ar
rived at the penitentiary Tuesday af
ternoon to serve 25 to 40 yearB.
Des Moines, la. C. O. Johnson of
Tacoma, Wash., Monday declared be
fore the Northern Baptist conference
In Des Moines, la., on evangelism that
"the United States and other countries
are being held back from world peace
becauso of the lack of enough religion."
' The Norrls bill to create a federal
farm export corporation with a capital
of $100,000,000 to finance movement of
farm products to Europe waB IndorBed
Monday before the senate agriculture
committee by Carl Vrooman, assistant
secretary of agriculture under the
Wilson administration.
The Johnson bill to permit aliens
who sailed on or before June 8 lust
to land at American ports was passed
late Monday by the house. The excess
admitted over the June quota estab
lished under the percentage immigra
tion law would be charged off against
later monthly quotas.
The deadlock between senate and
house over the navnl appropriation
bill was broken Tuesday by conferees
with a virtual agreement to lop off
about $90,000,000 of the $98,000,000
added by the senate, and with the
right of the house to vote directly on
the Borah disarmament amendment.
The cost of living in the United
States dropped 2.3 per cent in May,
according to figures made public by
the national Industrial conference
board. The total decrease from July,
1920, to June 1, 1921, was 20.8 per cent,
leaving the not increase between July,
1914, and June, 1921, at 61.9 per cent.
Permission to make the first photo
graph of President Harding seated at
his dosk In the executive offices was
granted to Benjamin Grey of New
York, a wounded soldier, trained in
photography by the federal vocational
educational system. The appointment
was made by Chairman Kahn of the
bouse military committee.
A new angle has developed to the
Murray will case in Butte, Mont.,
through the statement published In
San Francisco that, In the opinion of
-handwriting experts, the instrument
Is a forgery. James A. Murray, pion
eer of Montana, whose estate Is estim
ated to have a value between ten and
fifteen millions, died recently at his
home In Monterey, Cal.
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Salem. The loganberry market
opened here Saturday at 90 cents a
crate of 24 boxes. Indications were
that berries of this varlenty would
touch even a lower figure when the
peuk of the harvest is reached some
time this week.
Salem. More than 12,000 boxes of
pears will be produced In the orchards
of State Senator LaFollette, according
to S. H. Van Trump, county fruit in
spector. The earlier varieties v111
commence ripening next week, and
the harvest will continue late In Sep
tember. Medford. The city council has
placed on the market for immediate
sale through all-licensed real estate
dealers of the city, 70 Medford prop
erties, mostly vacant lots, which fell
Into the city's hands through unpaid
delinquent city assessments of be
tween $400 and $500 on each prop
erty. Grants Pass. The tourist season at
the Josephine caves has commenced
and every day numerous parties from
ail parts of the country go through
the caverns. The government has
started work on the new highway to
the caves and it is expected that this
work will be completed this year, in
stead of taking two years as previous
ly intended.
Roseburg. Mat Ryckman of the fish
commission arrived In Roseburg lust
week to start work on the state trout
hatchery at Rock creek. The state
has appropriated $15,000 for this
hatchery, which is to be built within
a few months. T. H. Mills, superin
tendent of the first hatchery on the
North Umpqua river, will be In charge
of the new hatchery when completed.
Salem. Fire losseB In Oregon for
the fiscal year ending March 31, 1921,
aggregated $2,185,329.01, while the
Insurance of the risk totalled $29,675,
538.43, according to the annual report
of the state fire marshul's department
filed with Governor Olcott Saturday.
Fire losses for the previous 12 months
aggregated $1,884,871.55, showing a
substantial Increase In the destruction
of property.
Baker. P. II. Hoffman, mining en
gineer employed at the Bay Horse
mine below Huntington and on the
Oregon side of the Snake river, a sil
ver property recently taken over by
Spokane interests under lease and
bond, reports the Bay Horse is now
under extensive and practical devel
opment and that it is making a re
markable showing In values and ex
tent of ore bodies,
Condon, Tho second 1921 Condon
wool sale will be held at the A. B.
Robertson warehouse here June 29.
Probubly more than 300,000 pounds
will be offered and a number of buy
ers will he present. The first sale In
Condon was held on June 10, when
20 V4 cents was the top price. It is
estlmutcd thut a million and a half
pounds of wool will pass through the
Condon warehouses this season.
Sulem. That a number of Oregon
money lenders have approached vet
erans of the late war and advanced
the proposal that the veterans assign
to them claims for cash bonuses
to be paid under an act passed
at the last session of tho leg
islature at from 50 to 75 cents on the
dollar, was the accusatlou made here
hist week by Henry Boyd, commander
of Portlund post No. 1, American Le
gion. Cottage Grove. That the possibili
ties of tho Bohemia mining district
have never been overadvertlsed is In
dicated by samples of pure gold
brought out this week by William Ed
wards. He and Ralph Aubrey had
been working at the Peek-a-boo prop
erty on Jackass ridge for 18 days.
They have but a one-stamp mm and
rather crude equipment but they
brought with them partially refined
gold of a value of about $200.
Salem. Walnut growers of western
Oregon this season expect the larg
est crop In many years, according to
Earl Penrcy, president of the Oregon
State Horticultural society and promi
nent member of the Oregon Growers'
Co-operative association. Mr. Peurcy
said the walnuts promised to be of ex
cellent quality and that market con
ditions are favorable. Mr. Pearcy
Bald the people are beginning to real
ize the superiority of the Oregon wul
nut' Portland. Oregon Is the only state
In the country with a lurge pear aore
age that has prospects of a better crop
than a year ago, according to figureB
of the bureau of crop estlmutes, based
on conditions June 1. Estimates on
the pear crop of Oregon one year ago
were for 75 per cent of a full yield.
This year estimates are for 78 per
cent. One year ago 17 states had bet
ter conditions than Oregon. Today
Oregon stands at the head of the list
of pear producing states.
Ulster Cabinet to Act on Brit
ish Invitation
Ulster Men Want Discussion Strictly
Limited With Subject of Re
publicExcluded. Belfast A meeting of the Ulster
cabinet has been called for Tuesday
by Sir. James Craig, the premier, to
consider the letter of Premier Lloyd
George, Inviting leaders of North and
South Ireland to a conference to try
to bring nbout a conciliation.
In reply to the premier Sir James
Informed Mr, Lloyd George that he
was summoning a meeting of the
Ulster cabinet for Tuesday.
Sir James was In conference with
his chief supporters. The general feel
ing is that the Ulster men will demand
that the terms to be discussed shall
be strictly limited, especially exclud
ing the subject of a republic.
Sir James and members of his cab
inet received through the Associated
Press the first intimation that the in
vitation had been issued. They ex
pressed surprise that the letters of in
vitation had been launched through the
press before those invited were first
Dublin. After a day of conferences
in connection with Premier Lloyd
George's letter, it was considered im
probable that Eamonn de Valera would
make any statement now. It was said
his conferences were not completed.
In Sinn Fein circles, It Is consid
ered probable that if Mr. De Valera
confers with Premiers Lloyd George
and Craig, one of his colleagues Is
sure to be John Joseph McKeown,
who recently was tried on a charge
of murdering District Inspector Mc
Grath. In speaking of the premier's letter,
one high Sinn Felner said he thought
It an insult and as implying accep
tance of partition. Other political
leaders saw in it an abandonment by
the premier of his bar against certain
Sinn Feiners.
Cardinal Logue, primate of Ireland,
said he could not see much use of a
conference, but as the government also
was involved, there might be some
hope, although it would desirable for
the government to release from prison
moderates like Arthur Griffith, found
er of the Sinn Fein.
The Sunday Independent says: "
"The premier's letter is a welcome
admission of the fact that an hon
orable peace Is achievable only
through direct negotiations with the
elected representatives."
Denver, Colo. President Samuel
Gompers, America's veteran labor
leader overwhelmingly defeating his
first seriou8 opposition since 1894
Saturday was returned to office with
his entire administration for another
year by the American Federation of
This sweeping victory, the labor
chief said Saturday night at the close
of the federation's 41st annual conven
tion, demonstrated that the American
trade union movement "will not submit
to dictation from the forces of corrup
tion or greed neither the Hearsts
nor the Garys can chart our course or
select our leaders.
"Our movement is united. It Is
prepared to be aggressive in defense
of the rights of the tollers. It will
not be swerved from Its course. It
will be a sad day for the aspirations
of the working people of our land
when corrupt and Intriguing interests
can either divide our movement,
change our course or destroy its lead
ership. The vote today has demon
stated to the world that we have not
yet come upon that day."
TroUky Predicts War.
London. A naval war between the
United States and Great Britain as a
result of maritime rivalry will occur In
1924, according to Leon Trotzky, bol
shevik minister of war, in an address
at Moscow Friday, said a dispatch to
the Daily Herald, the labor organ.
"A swollen gourmand" was his de
scription of the United States, while
he declared that Great Britain was
losing her position of world significance.
Copyright. All RigJvb EeseiVed
CHAPTER XI Continued.
"It's all quite easy," Gardiner con
tinued. "And If it should full there
are a dozen other ways Just as eusy.
But we won't let it full. We mustn't
let It fall, on your account." ,
"On my account? What more ac
count mine than yours?"
"Well, you see, Harris, no doubt,
has your letter stowed away some
where, and it would make bad evi
dence for you. I don't think it men
tions me at all. Besides, I know a way
through a pass in these mountains',
and If it doesn't turn out right why,
I'm glad I know the way. You see,
I've nothing to lose, nnd nobody to
worry over me. But It's different
with you, Hiram. You have a wife and
a fine farm down in Manitoba, und it
would be Inconvenient for you to slip
away without notice. So I say that
on your account we mustn't let It full."
"You didn't say nothln' about that
before, I notice," said Riles.
"You mustn't expect me to do your
private thinking as well as that of the
Arm," Gardiner retorted. "You had
the facts why didn't you patch them
together for yourself? You're In a
mess now If things don't go right.
But, as I said, I'm going to stick with
you and see that they do go right."
They rode along in silence In the
gathering darkness. Had they been
able to read each other's minds they
would have been astonished at the co
incidence of thought. Gardiner was
planning to make awny with the mon
ey when he got out of the building.
Why should he divide with Riles
Riles, who would only hoard it up,
and who had plenty of money already?
Not nt nil. Riles might sue him for
his share, If he wanted to and could
find him, to serve notice I On the oth
er hand, Riles' slow wits had quick
ened to the point of perceiving that
there lay before him a chance of mak
ing $20,000 instead of $10,000, if he
only had the nerve to strike at the
strategic moment. When he got the
Harrises out of the shack, by hook or
crook he would leave them and follow
Gardiner. He was much more than
Gardiner's match in strength nnd he
had little fear of the revolver, provid
ed he could take his adversary una
wares. If the worst came to the worst,
and he could not give the Harrises the
slip, he would take them with him, and
they would all come upon Gardiner
red-handed with the loot. Then he
would explain to Harris how he had
discovered Gardiner's plot and frus
trated it. The Idea grew upon
Riles, and he rode along In a frame of
mind bordering upon cheerfulness.
It was now quite dark, and the
horses picked their steps carefully
along the hill side trulls. At last Gar
diner drew up and pointed to a heavy
clump of trees. A faint glimmer of
light shone through It.
"That's the shack," he whispered.
"They have a lantern there. We bet
ter get off the road and tether our
horses In this coulee."
They turned down a narrow ravine
with scarce room to walk single file
between the branching trees. They
tied the horses where the woods closed
nil about them, nnd there seemed no
chnnce of discovery.
"Quietly, now," said Cardiner, as
they stole toward the old building.
"Tilings seem to be working out as we
planned, but we must make sure of
every detail, so that we cun change
the attack If necessary."
The two men stole up the rough
road leading to the hut. The glow of
the lantern enme from the building,
shining In a long, fading wedge" from
the sashless window, but seemed
strangely obscure nbout the door. As
they approached this mystery was re
vealed; a blanket was seen to hang
over the doorway.
"That's a good sign," whispered
Garldner. "One, or both of them, are
sleeping. That's why they feel the
cold. If they had stayed awake they
would have built a fire and perhaps
walked about outside."
They paused for a moment to listen.
The night was moonless and starry,
except where a bank of clouds came
drifting up from the southwest. A
moist breeze, smelling of soft, moun
tain snow, gently stirred the trees
about them. But from the shanty no
sound could be discerned. They ap
proached nearer, and still nearer.
"Now, you go to the door, and I'll
take the window," Gardiner ordered.
"Shove the blanket aside a little and
size up the situation before you speak.
We must make sure they're there, and
there alone."
Gardiner waited until he saw Riles
fumbling carefully with the blanket
that hum? In the doorway. Then he
darted quickly to the window.
While Allan snt In the little cabin he
gradually became oppressed with a
sense of great loneliness. From time
to time he looked at the face of his
sleeping father, and suddenly the
knowledge struck him like a knife that
It was the face of an old man. Allan
could, see plainly the deepening fur
rows in his strong, still handsome face.
As he looked a vast tenderness min
gled with his loneliness; he would
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have stooped and caressed him had he
not feared to disturb his slumbers.
He looked upon the sleeping man
now, with the wealth of a lifetime's
labor at his side, and the bond of trust
and confidence between them seemed
so tight it brought the moisture to his
eyes. He thought of the past yeurs;
of their lubor on the farm together
hard labor, but always relieved by
their comradeship and mutual ambi
tions. HIS memory carried him still fur
ther back buck to the days when he
was a little child, and In the mirror
of the darkness he could see his own
small figure trudging In the truck of
the plow and hanging to the rein ends
that dropped from the knot on his fa
ther's ample back. Back to the old
sod shanty, with its sweet smell of
comfort when the snow bent ngalnst
the little window and the wind roared
In the rattling stove pipe, and his
mother sut by the fire nnd plied her
flying needles. Old lullabies stole into
ills bruin ; a deep pence compassed
him, and consciousness fuded thinner
and thinner Into the sea of the Infi
nite. .
Allan sat up In a sudden, cold chill
of terror. Hud he been asleep? Wliut
cold breath of dread hud crossed his
path? He was no coward; the sense
of fear was almost unknown to him,
but now It enveloped him, stifled him,
set his teeth chattering nnd his limbs
quaking. He had heard nothing, seen
nothing. The gun was in his hands as
it hud lain when lust he remembered
it; his father slept by his side, and
near the wall lay the precious satchel.
And yet he shook In absolute, unrea-
Allan Sat Up In a Sudden Cold Chill
of Terror. Had He Been Asleep?
soning, unfounded terror. His eyes
wandered from the lantern to the door
to the blanket hanging limply in the
door; and there they stared and stayed
as though held in the spell of a ser
pent. Subconsciously, certainly with
out nny direction of will of his own,
he raised the shot gun to his shoulder
and kept it trained on the sagging
blanket. The blanket seemed to
move I It swayed at first as though a
light breeze had touched it and yet
not as though a breeze had touched it.
The impulse seemed too far up about
the height of a man's shoulder. The
blood had gone from Allan's face; he
was as one In a trance, obeying some
Iron law outside the realm of the will
and the reason. He cocked his gun
and tightened his finger on the trig
ger, nnd watched. And then,
so plain that It must have been real,
he saw stealthy fingers feeling their
way about the blanket.
Then Allan fired.
In an instant he was wide awake,
and wondering terribly what had hap
pened. The explosion blew out the
lantern, and the building was In utter
darkness. Ills father was clambering
to his feet with "Allan, what is it?
What Is it, Allan?" The blanket had
been torn from"lts hangings as by a
heavy weight, and something wns
writhing in it in the doorway. Allan
sprang up and would have rushed upon
It, but In the darkness he collided with
another man. His fingers found his
adversary's arm and ran up It to his
throat, but before they could fasten in
a fatal grip there was another flash of
light, and a hot pang stabbed him In
the breast. There was a strange gur
gling in his lungs, a choking in his
throat, a spinning dizziness in his head,
as he 8tnggred over the mass In the
doorway and fell into the night.
Gnrdiner had reached the window
Just in time to see Allan's gun trained
on the doorway. For nn instant he
stood dumbfounded ; there was some
thing uncanny In the sight of the young
man sitting there in silent absolute
readiness for the attack. He drew
back to warn Riles, but he was too
late. At that moment the gun spoke;
there was the sound of a heavy body
railing, nnd stilled noises bore ample
evidence of the accuracy of Allun's
ulni. But even In Unit moment of un
certainly Gnrdiner hud not lost
thought of their purpose, nnd ills quick
eye took In the sleeping form of John
Harris and the location of the leather
bag beside the wall. Without an in
stalnt's hesitation he vaulted through
the window and, revolver in hand, be
gan to steal his way softly toward the
He hud not taken three steps when
Allan plunged full force Into him. He
staggered with the shock, but recov
ered himself only to find the young
farmer's strong fingers clutching for
his throat. It had been no part of
Gardiner's plnn thut there should be
bloodshed in the currying out of the
robbery, but he was a mnn of quick
decision, who accepted conditions as
he found thorn. A slight pressure
on the trigger, and Allun fell, cough
ing, through the door.
Gnrdiner retulned his sense of loca
tion, nnd slipped silently to the wall.
Harris was rushing about the rotten
floor In the darkness, crying, "What is
it, Allun? For God's sake, what has
happened? Are you shot?" und for his
own noise he could not hear Gardiner's
steulthy movements. Gardiner's hand
fell on a log of the wall, and his keen
fingers traced their own way along It.
Five steps, lie Judged, nnd the bag
would be nt his feet. At the fifth step
his toe touched nn object on the floor ;
he leaned over and raised the booty
In his bund.
By this time his eyes had responded
to the Intense darkness, nnd he could
discern a square of gruyer gloom
where the window admitted the night.
He moved rapidly and silently toward
It, but almost with the last step his
foot slipped through a broken spot on
the floor, and he staggered and fell.
The revolver was thrown from his
grasp, but he wus able to pitch the bug
through the window as he crashed to
the floor.
The sound arrested Harris, and be
fore Gardiner could extricute himself
the farmer was upon hiin. At first lie
seemed to think It was Allan, and felt
about in the darkness without attempt
ing to defend himself. This gave Gar
diner an opportunity; he wus able to
clnsp his arms about Harris' shins,
and, with a quick turn of the body, '
cast his adversary headlong to the
floor. At the same moment he freed
himself from his entanglement nnd
made another dusli for the window,
But Harris, still numbed from his
heavy sleep, now realized that some
kind of tragedy had occurred, and
guessed enough to believe that Allun
was a victim. From his prostrute po
sition, with one powerful leg he Inter
rupted Gardiner's flight, and the next
moment the two men were rolling on
the floor in each other's arms. Har
ris was much the stronger man of the
two, but Gardiner was active and had
some skill in wrestling. Besides, Har
ris had been taken wholly by surprise,
and had no idea who his antagonist
was, while Gardiner had full knowl
edge of all the circumstances, and the
struggle was less uneven than might
have been supposed. Inwardly cursing
the luck that had thrown the revolver
from his hand, Gardiner sought In the
dnrkness for his adversary's throat,
nose, or eyes. Harris, seizing the
younger man by the waist, lifted him
bodily from the floor and crashed him
down ngaln upon It, but the next in
stant Gardiner had one of his hands in
both of his, nnd, bringing his knee
down with great force on Hunis' el
bow, compelled him, at the risk of a
broken arm, to turn face downwards
on the floor. Gardiner again wrenched
violently' to break free, but Harris'
grip was too much for him, so with the
quickness nndury of a tiger he threw
himself upon the farmer's back and
wrapped his free arm nbout his throut.
With ills uir partially cut oft Harris
released the grip of his other hand,
nnd Gardiner instantly took advantage
of tills move to bring both arms to
bear on Harris' throat. Things began
to go badly with the farmer; fuce
downwnrds on the floor, he wns unable
to shake his adversary off, and was
losing strength rapidly wKh his chok--Ing.
Gnrdiner no longer sought an
opportunity to break awny; his blood
wns up and he was In the fight to the
finish, ruled at last by his heart In
stead of his head. Had he been con
tent merely to retain his present ad
vantage unconsciousness would soon
have overcome his victim, but he tried
to improve his grip, nnd the attempt
proved disastrous. His thumb, seek
ing better vantage, fell into Harris
gasping mouth. Harris wns no more
depraved than most of mankind, but
when fighting for life, and choking to
death in the hands of nn unknown en
emy, he was ready to seize any advan
tage, and with a great effort he
brought his jaws together upon the In
truder. (TO BE CONTINUED.)
Lake's Peculiar Migration.
Near Valdosta, In Georgia, there is
a lake three miles long and three
quarters of a mile wide, with an aver
age depth of twelve feet of water,
which disappears every three or four
years and then comes back again. 'It
disappears into natural subterranean
pnssnges, taking two or three weeks
in the process and leaving a beauti
ful sandy basin. After a month or so
the water begins to come back, and in
a couple of weeks it Is the same old
Booze In Baby's Bottle.
Magazine Story He was an only
son. His father, heavily alcoholic,
had died In his Infancy from pneu
monia contracted during a spree.
Boston Transcript.
A girl doesn't necessarily lose hei
head when she lays It on a young
man's shoulder.