The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, August 11, 1921, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Government!
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Hungary Is still suffering from the
wave of Intense heat which began sev
eral weeks ago. Many crops are de
clared to be ruined by the warm wea
ther. There were 1444 commercial failures,
involving liabilities of $42,774,153, in
the United States last month, R. 0.
Dun & Co. reported Tuesday. This
number was 120 more than in June.
' A resolution directing the census
bureau to ascertain the number of fed
eral employes in Washington and how
they voted in the last presidential elec
tion waB introduced in the house Tues
day. Resumption of diplomatic relations
between France and the Vatican have
been formally effected by the arrival
In Paris from Rome of Archbishop
Beneventura Serreti, who will act as
papal nuncio.
The 19,300-ton liner Tlrpltz, built in
Germany during the war, has been
purchased by the Canadian Pacific
railway and will be added to Its Pa
cific fleet. She will be renamed the
Empress of China.
Further arrests were awaited in
Chicago Tuesday in the federal round
up of 26 porsons secretly indicted with
John W. Worthlngton and Owen T.
Evans, on charges In connection with
mail robberies aggregating 15,500,000.
Intoxicating beverages imported In
to the United States during the flBcal
year were valued at more than $5,000,
000, as compared with about $500,000
In the previous year, according to re
ports issued by the commerce depart
ment. Seventeen deaths on account of heat
were reported from Italian cities Mon
day, seven of them occurring in Venice,
Following violent heat on Sunday a
cyclone struck a portion of Milan, dam
aging a number of stores.
General decadence of agriculture, de
cay of transportation and a decrease
of industry In general of more than 90
per cent of the pre-war output arelield
responsible by Secretary Hoover for
the food shortage in Russia.
Senators McKluley, republican, Illi
nois; Robinson, democrat, Arkansas,
and Walsh, democrat, Montana, sailed
Wednesday from New York on the
steamer George Washington as Amer
ican delegates to the Interparliamen
tary peace union at Stockholm.
Unofficial reports that remarks of
Albert Douglas, chief of the American
mission representing the United States
at the Peruvian centennial, had of
fended Chile caused the state depart
ment to cable to the American embassy
for a copy of the commissioner's
The three-masted schooner Ottlllle
Fjord, 2C1 tons, went ashore early
Tuesday morning at Fort point at th9
Presidio, according to word reaching
the San Francisco Merchants' ex
change. The vessel grounded in a
dense fog and is 600 feet offBhore. She
was said to be In no danger.
Early and incomplete unofficial re
turns from Tuesday's Missouri state
wide election indicated probable pass
age of constitutional amendments pro
viding for a $15,000,000 bond issue for
a soldier bonus and permitting use of
motor vehicle license fees for payment
of Interest on $60,000,000 in road Im
provement bonds.
Enrico Caruso died in Naples, Italy,
Tuesday. The great singer, whose ul
timate recovery had been hoped for
under the benign influences of his own
Italy, passed away at 9 A. M. at the
Hotel Vesuvius. He had been brought
here hurriedly from Sorrento, on the
Bay of Naples, where less than a week
ago he avowed his returning strength
and expressed the conviction that he
would sing as before.
Policies of the federal reserve board
during the last 18 months or more
were attacked Tuesday before a joint
congressional commission by John
Bkelton Williams, ex-controller of the
currency, who charged that the board
had displayed undue favoritism In
lending to New York banking groups
while southern and western borrowers
were unduly curtailed. There was
"abundant ground for complaints of
discrimination by farmers generally,'
ha said.
Mrs. Kate Mahoney'Identified -Husband
inJSeattle Jail.
Seattle, Wash. Discovery of a muti
lated body, declared by Charles Ten
nant, captain of detectives, to be that
of the missing Mrs. Kate Mahoney, In
a trunk in Union bay here Monday
afternoon was the culmination of div
ing and dragging operations which the
police had carried on for more than
a month.
Mrs. Mahoney, wealthy and elderly
bride, has been missing since about
April 15, shortly after her marriage
to James E. Mahoney.
Mahoney haB been In jail here for
two months on several charges of
forgery, all filed in connection with
an alleged fraudulent power of at
torney by which he was Bald to have
obtained title to Borne of his wife's
Mahoney and his bride went east
on their wedding trip shortly before
the woman was listed as missing.
St. Paul was said to have been the
last city they visited before the po
lice began to send notices broadcast
on the disappearance of Mrs. Ma
honey. Soon after Muhoney's arrest here,
the police announced they had evi
dence Indicating that Mrs. Mahoney's
body was in Lake Union, and since
they have continued the search. Union
bay, where the trunk was found by
the tug Audrey, is an arm of Lake
Union. When the trunk was hauled
aboard the tug, It was found to con
tain three rugB. Beneath them was
the body of a woman.
Mrs. Mahoney was killed by a blow
on the head. Two Inches above her
right eye there was an oval hole in
the skull, such as might have been
made by a hammer. There was also
a dent in the back of the skull.
Slash Taxes on Luxuries.
Washington, D. C. Agreement to
eliminate the taxes on fountain drinks
and Ice cream and the so-called luxury
tax on wearing apparel Is understood
to have been reported Monday by re
publican members of the house ways
and means committee, sitting In ex
ecutive session. A reduction of one
half in the 10 per cent levy on sport
ing goods also is said to have been
agreed upon. The total loss of revenue
from these proposed changes would be
slightly less than $50,000,000, and the
reductions are the first to be passed
upon by the majority members In their
effort to carry out the announced pro
gram of republican house leaders to
cut $500,000,000 from the nation's tax
- 8moklng Ban Is Lifted.
AnnapollB, Md. No more will mid
shipmen of the naval academy be forc
ed to seek a secluded spot about the
government reservation for fear of
breaking academy regulations to take
a smoke, for Admiral Henry B. Wilson,
superintendent, has revoked a former
order which prohibits smoking. They
may now smoke whenever and wher
ever they please, except that the ad
miral disapproves of smoking in uni
form while about the streets
Miners Accept Pay Cut.
Tonopah, Nev. Mine electricians,
blacksmiths and hoist men, on strike
since April 16, have voted to return to
work, according to announcement from
the unions Monday. They will accept
the new wage scale which culls for a
reduction of about 12 Vi per cent.
The action of these crafts, It waB
said, practically brings to an end a
strike which greatly hampered min
ing activities In this district.
Stone's Body Recovered.
Banff, Atla. The body of Dr. W. E.
Stone, president of Purdue university.
Indiana, who was killed in a fall on
Mount Aenon, was recovered Sunday
according to a message received here,
A. E. Wheeler, a member of the party
which has been searching for the body,
sent the message.
Maple Leave Falling.
Uarrlsburg, Or, The mnple leaves
are fulling here now. The old-timers
assert that It is the earliest the leaves
have ever fullen and they say this
Indicates a bad winter or a very early
winter. The streets, sidewalks and
the grounds of the various residences
are covered with dead and dying
Dodgers Get Publicity.
Washington, D. C More than 17,000
names of alleged draft evaders were
published Saturday In the Congres
sional Record. The names are those
Issued by the war department between
June 5 and July 4.
Unemployed Start Fire.
London. Disappointed over their
failure to obtain jobs at a timber yard
in East London which advertised for
60 men, 5000 unemployed laborers
Monday broke into the premises and
set fire to a stock of lumber valued at
Steamer Alaska Strikes Blunt's
Reef Saturday Night.'
Work of Life-Saving By, Anyox Di
rected in Midst Iileak Dark
nessFog Cause of Wreck.
Eureka, Cnl. Forty-eight porsons,
3G passengers and 12 of the prew, were
lost Saturday night when the steamer
Alaska of the San Francisco & Port
land Steamship company, bound from
Portland, Or., to San Francisco, Bank
30 minutes after crashing into the
rocks of Blunt's reef, 40 miles south
of this city.
Passengers and members of the
crew were blown from the decks of
the vessel Into the ocean when the
ship's boilers exploded as the Alaska
started sinking, survivors brought here
The survivors, numbering 160 per
sons, were brought here Sunday by the
rescue ship Anyox, the first vessel to
reach the scene of the wreck In re
sponse to the Alaska's radio signals.
The coast guard tug Ranger, dis
patched early from Eureka, return
ed to port with the bodies of 12 men.
Of the survivors landed by the
Anyox, 30 were more or less seri
ously injured and received medical
treatment at the local hospitals.
The list of missing may be changed,
for lists of passengers and crew aboard
have not been verified.
The full story of the sinking of
the Alaska did not become known
until survivors had landed here. It
was brought out the Alaska was pro
ceeding toward San Francisco in a
dense fog, when sho struck a sub
merged ledge of the reef.
This shock was almost instantly fol
lowed by another as the vessel struck
an outcropping of the reef above
The Alaska struck the reef short
ly after 9 o'clock. Immediately wire
less distress signals were flashed. Five
miles away the steamer Anyox of Van
couver, B. C, picked them up, and dls
regarding fog and danger of striking
the same rocks as the Alaska, put on
full speed to the rescue. At 9:30
o'clock the Anyox received the
Alaska's final message:
"We are sinking by the head."
Before the Anyox could reach the
stricken Alaska the latter had sunk,
In the fog the Anyox came upon
a lifeboat with survivors from the
Alaska. The boat was partially filled
with sea water and oily scum. The
oil, Burvivors Bald, had been thrown
over them and their boat by the ex
plosion of the Alaska boilers, which
wrecked the Alaska amidships.
Some of the deaths wore declared
by survivors to have been caused by
the explosion, which threw some
passengers and members of the crew
into the ocean. Some of the latter
regained the vessel or were saved by
clinging to wreckage or finding their
way into lifeboats.
The Alaska's end came so- quickly
all the vessel's lifeboats could not be
The vessel slowly lifted and then
righting itself suddenly plunged. An
overturned lifeboat shot many pass
engers into the water. There was a
half hour of bleak darkness with the
lifeboats drifting in the blanket of fog
before the siren of the rescue steamer
Anyox was heard.
Captain Snoddy of the Anyox and
his crew defied the treacheries of the
reef in carrying on the rescue work,
but it was with difficulty that the wreck
victims in lifeboats and many in life
preservers or clinging to drifting
wreckage were found.
Row Over Child Fatal.
Chicago. A 6-year-old child gather
ed flowers In a neighbor's yard Sim-
day, and carrying the blossoms back
to her own yard, tried to plant them,
As the result of a dispute over the
punishment of the child, her grand
mother, Mrs. Anna Gaugner, is dead,
and her mother, Mrs. Margaret
Gaugner, is injured. The grandmother
Interceded to save the child from a
spunking and the women fell down a
flight of stairs.
Mexico City Population 1,000,000,
Mexico City, The population of
Mexico City has Increased more than
100 per cent during the past ten years,
according to recent estimates based
on statistics which fix the figure at
approximately 1,000,000. This is far
above the normal increase and is at
tributed to the influx of persons due
to revolutions.
' J
Salem. It was estimated Saturday
that approximately 1000 pickers will
be needed in Marlon county to handle
the hop yield now coming on.
Cottage Grove. The cannery here
has sold $23,000, of Its future pack for
this year and could dispose of a larger
quantity were there a certainty that
It could hp delivered.
Salem. China pheasants are more
numerous in Marlon county than for
many years, according to reports re
ceived here from the rural districts.
Quail, too, are numerous, as are other
species Of birds that annually attract
the hunter.
Salem. Practically all logging
camps In Marion and Poik counties are
now in operation and more camps will
be opened before fall, according to U.
G. Holt, managor of the logging de
partment of the C. A. Spaulding Log
ging company.
Salem. The entire crop of pears
controlled by the Oregon Growers' Co
operative association in the Willam
ette and Umpqua valleys has been
sold at $C5 a ton f. o. b. shipping point
for the best quality and $35 a ton for
the second grades.
Salem. A permit for the construc
tion of a new Oddfellows' building
here was issued Friday. The struc
ture will cost aproxlmately $35,000
and will be used as an automobile
terminal. The building has been leased
by a Seattle company.
St. Helens. The St. Helens coun
cil will build a public market so that
the farmers living in nearby communi
ties can dispose of their farm products
direct to the consumer. The market
will be on a vacant lot near the court
house and in the center of the city.
Prineviile. In answer to a request
made by W. B. Tucker, county agent,
Dr. W. H Lytle, state veterinarian, is
In Crook county this week testing and
inoculating all local herds of cattle.
Salem. There were two fatalities
due to industrial accidents in Oregon
during the week ending August 4, ac
cording to a report filed by the state
industrial accident commission. The
victims were Vernon Foster, logger,
Gaston, and H. T. Lowe, logger, Val-
Baker. "Strikes" of high-grade gold
and silver ores are almost daily an
nounced from the old mining camps
in the vicinity of Sumpter in Baker
and Grant counties. Since the an
nouncement that the Sumpter smelter
will be reopened, the camps are taking
on new life.
Salem. Loans and discounts of the
287 banks operating in Oregon show a
decrease of more than $32,500,000 since
June 30, 1920, acording to a report pre
pared here by Frank Bramwell, state
superintendent of banks, based upon
statements received from the various
Institutions at the close of business
June 30, 1921.
- Albany. A large portion of a grain
field on the farm of R. C. Duncan near
Shedd was burned over Saturday,
when the grain caught fire from the
sparks from a threshing machine en
gine. Many people went from Shedd
to assist men in the neighborhood ex
tlnguish the fire, which threatened
considerable grain.
St. Helens. The annual Columbia
county fair will be held September
21-3, inclusive, this year, and the fair
board, which met here, decided to
make extensive improvements to the
buildings and grounds. An attractive
premium list Is being arranged, the
county court having doubled the ap
propriation of last year.
Salem. Hop picking in the Salem
district will begin August 20 and in
the Harrlsburg section August 25, ac
cording to announcement made here
Saturday. It was estimated by dealers
that approximately $500,000 would be
expended for picking within two weeks
after the harvest starts. The price
for picking has been fixed at 50 cents
for the box of 50 pounds.
Salem. The program for the Ore
gon state fait for 1921, September 26
October 1, will be largely Influenced
by the fact that this year marks the
16th anniversary of the annual event.
More than ever before the week's
gathering will partake of the nature of
a big homecoming, with pioneers and
sons and daughters of pioneers meet
ing on the old camp ground that ad
joins the state fair grounds in the
capital city.
Salem. A1 survey of conditions in
Salem as they affect labor and the
purchasing power of a dollar was com
pleted here Saturday. The report
showed that labor has declined ap
proximately 10 per cent during the last
year and a half, while the price for
commodities have declined an average
of 30 per cent Taxes, based on an
assessment of $1000, have increased
from $31.20 two years ago to $48.60
for this year.
Copyright. All Rights Resented T MnXJJi W
"Most extraordinary," suld the coro
ner. "Strychnine, doubtless. We
cun't do much for him, I'm afruld. We
might try some mustard and hot wa
ter, Mrs. Arthurs."
"Take your time, Lll," whispered
Arthurs. "You may save your coun
try a long board bill." But Lillian
Arthurs' abhorrence of Gardiner's per
fidy had been overwhelmed In a wave
of Hymputhy for a suffering fellow be
ing. She hurried to the kitchen, while
the men of the party filed down the
stairs and out Into the yard. John
Harris was the last to leave tlie
house, and he walked slowly, with
bare, bowed head, Into the group who
were excitedly discussing the amazing
utnr events had taken, lie took no
part in their conversation, but stood a
little apart, plunged deep In his own
Inward struggle.
At lust he turned and called his
wife In the kitchen door. "Bring Beu
lah," be said.
The two women joined him. At
first Harris stood with face averted,
but in a moment he spoke In a clear,
quiet voice.
"I haven't played the game fair with
you two," he said, "and I want to say
so now. Perhaps it would be truer
to say that I played the wrong game.
Twenty-five years have proved It was
the wrong game. Now, without a
penny, I can start just where I start
ed 25 years ago. The only difference
is that I am an old man Instead of a
young one. I'm going to take an
other homestead and 'start again, at
tbe right game, If Mary will start
with me."
She put her hand In his, nnd her
eyes were bright again with the fire
of youth. "You know there Is only
one answer, John," she whispered.
Harris called Travers over from the
group of men.
"There's one thing more," he con
tinued. "When I started I had only
a wife to keep, and I don't Intend to
take any bigger responsibility now.
Allan will be having a homestead of
his own. ,71m Travel's, I am speaking
to you! I owe you nn apology for
some things and nn explanation for
"some tilings, but I'm going to square
the debt with the only gift I have
The light breeze tossed the hair of
Beulah's uncovered head, nnd the
light of love nnd health glowed in her
face and thrilled through the flue
symmetry of her figure.
"Take her, Jiin," he said.
"She is a goodly gift," said the
young man reverently.
"You think so now," said her father.
"You know nothing about it. In twenty-five
years you will know just how
great a gift she is or she will not be
worthy of her mother."
Harris and his wife were gazing
with unseeing eyes into the mountains
when Arthurs handed tliem a letter.
"It came in the mail which the boyi
brought out this morning," he said,
"and I forgot all about it until this
It was from Bradsbaw. Harris
opened It indifferently, but the first
few lines aroused his Interest, and he
read it eagerly to the end.
"My dear Harris," It ran, "on re
ceipt of your telegram I Immediately
opened negotiations through my con
nections looking to the sale of your
farm with Its crop nnd equipment,
complete as a going concern. I suc
ceeded In getting an offer of the $40,-
000 you set on It, and had all the pa
pers drawn up, when I discovered that
among us we had made a serious omis
sion. You will remember that, a good
many years ago, when you were tak
ing on some fresh obligations, you
transferred the homestead into your
wife's name. I assured the purchaser
that there would be no difficulty about
getting title from your wife, but as all
the buildings are on the homestead
quarter he would agree to nothing bet
ter than paying $20,000 for the rest
of your land, leaving the homestead
quarter, with the buildings, stock and
Implements out of the transaction. As
his price seemed a fair one for the
balance of the property, and as I as
sumed your need of the money was
urgent, I closed a deal on that basis,
cashed the agreement and remitted
the proceeds to you at once by wire.
1 trust my actions In the matter meet
with your approval.
"Yours sincerely.
narrls placed the letter In the
hands of his wife. She tried to read
It, but a great happiness enveloped
her as a flood nnd the typewritten
characters seemed to swim before her.
"What does It mean. John?" she asked,
noting his restrained excitement.
"What does It mean?"
"It means that the homestead quar
ter wns not sold after nil that it is
still yours, with the buildings, and ma
chinery, and stock, nnd this year's
crop just ready for cutting."
She raised her eyes to his. "Still
ours, John, you mean. Still ours."
In the rnpid succession of events
everyone seemed to have forgotten, or
dlsreearded. Gardiner. But at this
Author of 3
'The CowftmcherfEtc
Irwin hyert
moment the doctor came rushing out
of the house.
"Gardiner's gone I" lie exclaimed,
as lie came up to the men.
Some of the party removed their
"Oh, not thut way not that way!"
exclaimed the doctor. "I mean lie's
gone skipped beat It, if you under
stand. Most extraordinary I I was
taking his pulse. It was about normal;
and he seemed resting easier, so I
slipped downstairs for the antidote,
When I went back I was only gone a
moment there wasn't a sTght or sound
of him."
Sergeant Grey conducted a swift
examination, not of Gardiner's room,
but of 1 lie one in which Allan was ly
ing, lie was rewarded by finding the
little slip of paper, with a few crys
tals of powder still clinging to It. The
coroner examined the crystals through
his magnifying glass; then, somewhat
dubiously, raised them on a moistened
finger to his tongue, nnd after a mo
ment's hesitation swallowed In un lra
pressive, scholarly fashion.
"Suw'lmrum album!" he exclaimed.
"Common white sugar! Most extraor
dinary !"
Hut Sergeant Grey was at the open
window. It was only nn eight-foot
drop to the soft earth, and to the po
liceman there wus no longer any mys
tery In Gardiner's disappearance. The
mock suicide was n carefully-planned
ruse to be employed by Gardiner if the
worst came to the worst.
"1 want all of you men, and n horse
for each," said Grey, quickly, turning
upon them like a general marshaling
his officers. "There are a dozen differ
ent trails he may follow, nnd we must
put a man on each. I will give Imme
diate pursuit, In the hope of riding
him down before lie can throw us off
the scent and I will leave it to you,
Mr. Arthurs, to organize the posse and
scour the whole country until he is lo
cated." Grey knew that the main road, if
followed far enough, dwindled into a
pack trail, which in turn seined to lose
Itself In the fastnesses of the moun
tains, but in reality opened Into a pass
leading through the range, ne gave
Gardiner credit for knowing as much,
and concluded that the fugitive would
make a bolt straight through the
An hour's hard riding brought him
Into a tremendously rough country,
where the trail at times was nothing
more than a narrow defile or ledge,
and sheer walls of rock rose thou
sands of feet above, their glunt edges
cutting the blue sky like the teeth of
a mighty saw. Fur below, a ribbon of
green and white, the river rolled In its
canyon. Here and there a thin stream
of water sprayed down the mountain
side, cutting a damp, treacherous belt
across the trail. But at one such spot
Grey's heart leaped within him, for
there, unmistakably clear in the thin
soli and soft rock, were the marks of
a horse's shoe, not an hour old. A
few minutes later he saw Gardiner
swinging round a spur of rock half a
mile further up the pass.
Suddenly, at a turn In the path, his
eye caught a sight which made him
throw his horse back on his tracks. A
sheer precipice fell away a thousand
feet below him, and beetling cliffs cut
off the sky above. Across the path
trickled a little stream. And there In
the stream, so clear they could not be
misread, were the marks cut by a
horse's feet sliding over the preci
pice. The policeman dismounted carefully.
There was scarcely room for him to
pass his horse on the narrow ledge. ,
Where the stream had worn it it
sloped downwards at an uncomforta
ble angle. He knelt beside It and
traced the marks of the shoe-calks
with his finger. They led over the
edge. Eighteen Inches down the
mountain side was a fresh sear where
steel had struck a projecting corner of
A thousand feet below the green
water slid and swirled in the bed of
the canyon.
Has 650 Species of Birds.
Costa Rica Is about the same size
as West Virginia, but over G50 species
of land birds have been found In that
little Central American republic,
whereas, in all America north of Mex
ico only some 500 species are known.
And In the Andean region, within an
even smaller area, a larger number of
birds has- been recorded than from
Costa Rica. In Andean Colombia, for
example, expeditions of the American
Museum of Natural History actually
secured specimens of over 1,150 spe
cies of land birds, or more than twice
ns many as exist In the United States,
Canada and Greenland. In tropical
South America birds are practically
nonmlgratory. They are, therefore,
continuously subjected to the Influ
ences of their surroundings and do not
mix with birds from other localltlesr
two factors of the utmost importance
In tho evolution of species.
A Calumny.
The lady next door snys We sup
poses Lithuania is the place the lith
ographs come from. Dallas Journal.