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OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
A New York dispatch says the state
of Oregon's $10,000,000 issue of i
per cent soldiers' bonus bonds was
bought Tuesday by a syndicate headed
by Stacy & Braun. The bid was
Permission is granted the Chicago,
Burlington & Qulncy railroad by tne
Interstate commerce commission to.
issue 130,000,000 in new bonds to pro
vide funds for additions and improve
ments to its lines.
Laden with about 7000 tons of corn
and manned by an all-Amerlcan crew,
the steamship Western Maid sailed
from Baltimore Tuesday for Reval,
where the cargo will be unloaded for
Plans announced In Rochester, N.
Y., Tuesday provide for what local
officials think would be the largost
single school building In the world.
It will cover 3 acres and will have
211 rooms. Its estimated cost is $4,
000,000. Unless Armistice day is specifically
agreed upon as a holiday, railroad em
ployes must be paid for that day, even
if they do not work, under a decision
of the United States labor board In a
clerks' dispute on the Pere Marquette
The number of idle freight cars in
creased by 27,998 between January 1
and January 8, according to reports to
the car service division of the Ameri
can Railway association. On the lat
ter dute the number of idle cars was
given as 640,673.
Chicago's 52,700,000 municipal repair
shops have been closed as a failure, it
became known, following an Investi
gation by a committee of aldermen.
City work done there "cost 300 per
cent of what it would have cost" in
Bread prlceB were reduced 1 cent
in Chicago Tuesday, Russell J. Poole,
secretary of the city council commit
tee on living costs, announced, Pound
loaves heretofore selling for 10 cents
were sold for 9 cents and 24-ounce
loaves previously sold tor 15 cents
went at 14 cents.
The Unltod States cruiser Brooklyn,
credited with having fired the first
shot against Admiral Cervera's fleet
In the battle of Santiago during the
Spanish-American war, has been sold
by the government to nn Oakland,
California, firm for Junk. The Brook
lyn, now obsolete, was built in 1896.
The arrest of Benjamin Orcenherg
in Boston, Mass., on charges of at
tempting to dispose of bonds alleged
to have been part of the loot in a $1,
000,000 robbery at Los Angeles last
March was followed Tuesday by of
tidal statements indicating that in
vestigations were taking a wide range.
The proposal of the Lehigh Valley
railroad for a reduction in the wages
of Us firemen and oilers will be sub
mitted to the railroad labor board
This was decided at a conference be
tween representatives of the men and
officials of the company, at which it
was found impossible to reach a sot
Severe shocks felt in many sections
of Los Angeles Tuesday night, shat
tering window glasses In some quar
ters and shaking frame dwellings in
nine distinct Bluuks between 7:10 and
8:30 o'clock, agitated many residents.
The shocks were of such extent in
residential sections that from several
placet it was reported that people fled
from their houses and congregated in
the streets. Plastering in many resi
dences was cracked.
The programme which the American
farm bureau will submit to the na
tional agricultural conference when It
convenes next week will call for early
enactment by congress of laws "clear
ly defining rights of the farmers to
market their products cooperatively
In making this announcement, the
bureau said Its economic aud legisla
tive proposals would be based on the
plan adopted at the convention In At
lanta, Ga. Also, It was said Informa
tion which the department of agricul
ture Is collecting on farm tenantry
and other problems will be made avail
able to the delegates.
RELIEF FOR FARMERS URGED
President Emphasizes Seriousness of
Situation of Agriculturists.
Washington, D. C. Immediate re
lief must be given farmers in the
present agricultural crisis, delegates
to the national agricultural conference,
which convened Monday, were told by
the speakers. President Harding, who
epened the conference, Secretary Wal
lace, farmers and representatives of
Industries dependent on agriculture,
emphasized the seriousness of the sit
uation and suggested remedies.
Remedial measures outlined by the
president and subsequently indorsed
by many speakers included more ade
quate financial facilities, especially
working capital, for the farmer on
long-time loans to provide for his
turnover; extension of co-operative
marketing, buying and loan associa
tions of farmers; development of
waterway transportation and power
possibilities; more efficient machinery
for collecting and distributing market
Information, including the demand and
consumptive outlook; development of
the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes water
way project and assurance to agricul
ture of equality of opportunity with
all other industries.
Demand for reduction of freight
rates was voiced generally by the
farmers and a reduction in retail
prices also was suggested as a neces
sary step to start increased consump
tion of farm products.
Depression in agriculture, which
was declared by speakers from five
leading farm regions to be general in
the United States, is reflected In in
dustries intimately connected with
and dependent on a prosperous agri
culture, it was asserted by representa
tives of the milling, packing, fertilizer
and implement industries. Each of
the latter pledged full co-operation
with agriculture in any effort looking
to restoration of normal conditions.
Secretary Wallace outlined the pur
pose of the conference after President
Harding had delivered his address and
Representative Anderson of Minne
sota was made permanent chairman,
while 12 major committees were ap
pointed to study problems with the
view of submitting recommendations.
W. J. Bryan late in the afternoon
described the conference as one of
the most Important held in this coun
try in a long time. Agriculture, he
said, was In the worst condition In 30
years and he could not see how there
could be any general prosperity until
the condition of the farmer was im
Touching on other questions he de
clared that the present congress had
done more than previous ones "be
cause I think It's more scared than
Praising the agricultural bloc, he
said it was different from other blocs
because Its members had "acted open
ly and the others acted secretly."
New Pope Slated to Act.
Washington, D. C Some under
standing between the Catholic church
and the orthodox church of Russia
may be an act of the next pope. Bene
dict XV, entering into negotiations
with Lenine, obtained the liberation
of the archbishop Monsignor Edward
de Ropp, who has been hejd a prison
er by the bolshevlkl. Once the Ice
was brokou, Benedict continued to
negotiate for the release of Russian
and Pulish ecclesiastics.
Pacific Cable Repaired.
San Francisco. The break in the
commercial Pacific cable near Midway
island has been repaired, according to
word received Monday by the foreign
trade department of the San Francisco
chamber of commerce, the work hav
ing been done by the cable company's
staff at Midway. The staff went out
six miles in smalt boats, raised the
cable by hand and put in a temporary
Grain Moving to Russia.
Washington, D. C Since the con
gressional appropriation of $20,000,000
for Russian famine relief was passed,
12 food cargoes consisting of 3,000,000
bushels of grain have been shipped
from this country, Secretary Hoover
said Monday. Ho added that 18 ves
sels are loading more than 3,000,000
bushels of grain.
Coins to Be Memorial.
Washington, D. C Authority for
the director of the mint to direct coin
age of the Grand Memorial gold dollar
and silver half, was granted In a bill
house. The measure provides for the
coinage of 10,000 gold dollars and 250,
000 silver half dollars.
Loaf of Bread 1 Cent.
Great Falls, Mont At a result of a
continuation of the price war between
local bakeries, bread was selling at
most retail ttoret here Monday for 1
cent a loaf. The loaves weigh 16
POPE LOSES L
BATTLE FOR LIFE
Death Takes Pontiff at Six
NO HOPE AT MIDNIGHT
Holy Father Remains Cheerful During
Illness Household at Bedside
Until End Comes.
Rome. Pope Benedict died at 6
o'clock Sunday morning.
The end had been expected for sev
eral hours. The attending physicians,
Cardinal Gasparrl and other members
of the pope's household were present
at the bedside.
Prom midnight all hope had been
abandoned and at 2 o'clock Dr. Bat
tistlni had announced that the pope
could not live longer than four hours
at the maximum.
At 3 o'clock Dr. Cherublni, Cardinal
Glorgi and the pope's nephew gath
ered around the bedside, the end
seemingly being near. The pope ap
peared to be in considerable distress.
His extremities then were becoming
After the publication of the bulletin
announcing that all hope had been
given up, Monsignor Nigone, Father
Basil and Dr. Battistlni also remained
by the bedside. After a time the doc
tor told his holiness that they were
praying for the peace of the world, to
which the pope replied:
"I would willingly offer my life for
the peace of the world."
He then turned on his side and lay
watching those near him.
At 2 A. M. the first definite symp
toms of approaching death were
At one lucid period the pope was
able to partake of nourishment; he
then instructed the major domo to
wake him in time for mass, to be cele
brated at 5:30 A. M. in his chapel,
adjoining the bedroom.
There had been moments Saturday
when it was feared the end had come,
but stimulants revived the pontiff,
and his natural powers of resistance
carried him through the turning point
temporarily. He seemed to cling to
life as did Pope Plus X in 1914 when
the final outsome was in doubt for
Saturday was a day of great un
certainty in Rome and deep anxiety
among those who watched and prayed
at the Vatican, for virtually all hope
of the pope's recovery had been aban
doned even In early morning.
Exports Take Big Drop.
Washington, D. C Exports of man
ufacturers fell off by $2,000,000,000,
shipments out of the country of raw
materials dropped by nearly $1,000,
000,000, and foodstuffs exports de
clined by about $500,000,000 during
1921, the commerce department an
nounced Saturday. Imports showed
similar declines In the various groups
During 1921 exports of manufactur
ers aggregated $2,025,000,000, com
pared with $4,163,000,000 during 1920,
while Imports aggregated $962,000,000
(luring 1921, as against $1,689,000,000
the previous year.
Raw materials exported In 1921
amounted to $984,000,000, as compared
with $1,970,000,000 in 1920, while im
ports totaled $863,000,00, against $1,-
751,000,000 during 1920.
Shipments of foodstuffs during the
past year aggregated $1,461,000,000, as
compared with $2,033,000,000 during
1920, while imports totaled $672,000,
000, against $1,815,000,000 during 1920.
Pope's Memorial Plan,
New York. The Knights of Colum
bus will undertake a million-dollar
welfare work in Italy as a memorial
to Pope Benedict XV, James H. Fla
herty announced here. "The death of
Pope Benedict," be said, "is a personal
loss to every one of the 800,000 mem
bers of the Knights of Columbus. He
was the first supreme pontiff person
ally to commission the Knights of
Columbus to perform a definite work
and we shall make that work a mem
orlal to him."
Rentalt Still Soar.
Washington, D. C Additional evi
dence of soaring rental charges here
was given Saturday to the senate by
Senator Smoot, republican, Utah, who
said that the owners of the building
which houses the department of Jus
tice had proposed an increase of "only
some 400 or 600 per vent" when the
lease expires In June. Senator King,
democrat, Utah, suggested that the
government appeal the case to the
district rent commission.
COPYPKfT. 79ZO SV LI TrLE.
CHAPTER III Continued.
He was rlsKlng everything for the
lake of speed. He gave no heed to the
fallen timber that might have torn the
(reb of his snow shoes to shreds. Be-
:ause he shut out all thought of it, he
and no feeling of fatigue. The fight
with Cranston had been a frightful
strain on muscle aud nerve; but he
icarcely remembered it now. His
whole purpose was to return to Snow-
Mrd before the wolves lost the last of
The jerked venison that he had
oaunched had brought him back much
f his strength. He was wholly uncon
idous of his heavy pack. Never did
he glide so swiftly, so softly, with
mch unerring step; and it was noth
ing more or less than a perfect expres
lion of the iron-clad control that his
Bteel nerves had over his muscles.
Then, through the silence, he heard
the shout of the pack as the wolf had
leaped at Snowbird. He knew what it
meant. The wolves were attacking
then, and a great flood of black, hating
bitterness poured over him at the
thought he had been too late. It had
all been in vain, and before the thought
could fully go home, he heard the dim,
far-off crack of a pistol.
Was that the first of the three shots,
the one she might expend on the
wolves, or had the first two already
been spent and was she taking the last
gateway of escape? Perhaps even now
Lennox was lying still on the sled, and
she was standing before the ruin of
her fire, praying that her soul might
have wings. He shouted with all the
power of his lungs across the snow.
But Snowbird only heard the soft
glide of the wolves in the snow. The
wind was blowing toward Dan; and
while he had heard the loud chorus of
the pack, one of the most far-carrying
cries, and the penetrating crack of a
pistol, she couldn't hear his answering
shout. In fact, the wilderness seemed
preternaturally still. All was breath
less, heavy with suspense, and she
stood, Just as Dan had thought, be
tween the ruin of her fire and the sled,
and she looked with straight eyes to
the oncoming wolves.
"Hurry, Snowbird," Lennox was
whispering. "Give me the pistol for
that last work. We have only a mo
He looked very calm and brave, half
raised as he was on the sled, and per
haps a half-smile lingered at his beard
ed lips. And the bravest thing of all
was that to spare her, he was willing
to take the little weapon from her
hand to use It In its last service. She
tried to smile at him, then crept over
to his side.
The struin was over. They knew
what they had to face. She put the
pistol in his steady hand.
His hand lowered to his side and he
sat waiting. The moments passed. The
wolves seemed to be waiting, too, for
the last flickering tongue of the little
fire to die away. The Inst of her fuel
was Ignited and burning out; they
were crouched and ready to spring if
she should venture forth after more.
The darkness closed down deeper, and
at last only a column of smoke re
mained. It was nothing to be afraid of. The
great, gray leader of the pack, a wolf
that weighed nearly 100 pounds, be
gan slowly and deliberately to set his
muscles for the spring. It was the
same as when the great bull elk comes
to bay at the base of the cliffs; usual
ly some one wolf, often the great pack
leader, wishing to remind his followers
of his might, or else some full-grown
male proud In his strength, will attack
alone. Because this was the noblest
game that the pack lind ever faced,
the leader chose to make the first leap
himself. It was true that these two
had neither such horns nor razor
edged hoofs as the elk, yet they had
eyes that chilled his heart when he
tried to look at them. But one was
lying almost prone, and the fire wus
out Besides, the madness of starva
tion, luteiislfled ten times by their ter
rible realization of the wound at her
hip, was upon the pack as never be
fore. The muscles bunched at his
But as Snowbird and her father
gazed at him In fascinated horror, the
great wolf suddenly smashed down In
the snow. She was aware of Its curi
ous, utter collapse actually before the
sound of the rifle shot that occasioned
ll had penetrated her consciousness.
It was a perfect shot et long lange;
and for a long instant her toitured
faculties refused to accept the truth.
Then the rifle spoke ngnln, and a sec
ond woif a large male that crouched
on the other tide of the tied fell kick
ing In the snow. The pack had leaped
forward at the first death; but they
halted at the second. And then ter
ror came to them when the third wolf
suddenly opened It savage Hps and
screamed In the death agony.
Up to Uils time, except for the re
port of the rifle, the attack had beea
BBO WAT. AJVZ
made in utter silence. The reason was
Just that both breath and nervous
force are needed to shout; and Dan
Falling could afford to waste neither
of these vital forces. He had dropped
to his knee, and was firing again and
again, his gray eyes looking clear and
straight along the barrel, his Angers
without jerk or tremor pressing again
and again at the trigger, ills hands
holding the rifle as In a vise. Every
nerve and muscle were completely in
his command. The distance was far,
yet he shot with deadly, amazing ac
curacy. The wolves were within a few
feet of the girl, and a fraction's waver
in the gun barrel might have sped his
bullet toward her.
"It's Dan Failing," Lennox shouted
as the fourth wolf died.
Then Snowbird snatched her pistol
from her father's hand and opened fire.
The two shells were no longer needed
to free herself and her father from the
agony of fangs. She took careful aim,
and although a pistol is never as ac
curate or as powerful as a rifle, she
killed one wolf and wounded another.
Frenzied in their savagery, three or
four of the remaining wolves leaped
at the body of one of the wounded;
but the others scattered in all direc
tions. Still Dan fired with the same un
believable accuracy, and still the
wolves died in the snow. The girl
and the man were screaming now in
the frenzied Joy of deliverance. The
wolves scurried frantically among the
trees; and some of them unknowingly
ran full In the face of their enemy, to
be shot down without mercy. And
few Indeed were those that escaped
to collect on a distant ridge, and, per
haps, to be haunted In dream by a
death that came out of the shadows to
blast the pack.
Again the pack song would be de
spairing and strange in the winter
nights that age old chant of Famine
and Fear and the long war of exist-
"We Will Take It Easy From Now-On."
ence with only Death and Darkness In
the end. And because It Is the voice
of the wilderness Itself, the tender
foot that camps In the evergreen for
est will listen, and his talk will die at
his lips, and he will have the begin
nings of knowledge. And perhaps he
will wonder If God hag given him the
thews and fiber to meet the wilderness
breast to breast as Dnn had met it;
to remain and to fight and to conquer.
And thereby his metal will be tested In
the eyes of the Red Gods.
Snowbird stood waiting in the snow,
arms stretched to her forester as Pun
came running through the wood. But
his arms were wider yet, and she weut
until InM than.
BVtU IUIU HH. 11 1.
"We will take It easy from now on,1
Dan Failing told them, after the camr
was cleared of Its dead and the fire
was built high. "We hove plenty of
food ; and we will travel a little while
each day and make warm camps at
night .We'll have friendship fires, Just
at sometimes we used to build on the
"But after yon get down In the val
leys?" Lennox asked anxiously. "Are
you and Snowbird coming up here to
The tllence fell over their camp ; and
a wounded wolf whined in the dark
ness. "Do you think I could leave It
now T Don asked. By no gift of words
could he have explained why; yet he
knew that by token of his conquest,
hit spirit was wedded to the dark for
ests forever. "But heaven knowt what
111 do for a living."
Snowbird crept near him, and bar
eyes shone in tne bright nre llgnt
"I've solved that," sne saia. -iou
know vou studied forestry and I told
the supervisor at the station how much
you knew about it. I wasn t going to
tpll vou until until certain things hap
pened and now they have happened,
I can't wait another Instant. He saia
that with a little more study you could
get into the forest service take an
mrnmlnation and become a ranger.
You're a natural forester if one ever
lived, and you'd love the work."
"Besides." Lennox added, "it would
clip my Snowbird's wings to make her
ike nn the nlains. My big house will
be rebuilt, children. There will be
fires in the fire place on the fall
nights. There is no use of thinking
of the plains."
"And there's going to be a smaller
house Just a cottage at first right
hpsirtft It." Dan replied. He could go
back to his forests, after all. He
wouldn't have to throw away his birth
right, foiiffht for so hard; and it
seemed to him no other occupation
cnuld offer so much as that or tne ror-
est rangers those silent, cool-nerved
guardians of the forest and keepers of
For n lone time Snowbird and he
stood toe-ether at the edge of the fire
light, their bodies warm from the
glow, their hearts brimming with words
thev could not utter. Words always
come hard to the mountain people.
They are folk of action, and Dan, rath
er than to words, trusted to the yearn
ing of his arms.
'We're made for each other, Snow
bird, darling," he told her breathlessly
nt Inst. "And at last I can claim what
I've been waiting for all these months."
Ho claimed it : and in open defiance
to all civil law, he collected fully 100
times in the next few minutes. But it
didn't narticularly matter, and Snow
bird didn't even turn her face. "May
be you've forgotten you claimed it
when you first came baclj, too," sne
So he had. It had completely slipped
his mind, in the excitement of his fight
with the wolf pack. And then while
Lennox pretended to be asleep, they
sat, breathless with happiness, on the
edge of thu sled and watciiea me uawn
They had never seen the snow so
lovely In the sunlight.
ECSTASY IN THE SALESROOM
Goaded "Prospect" Finally Forced, In
Self-Defenae, to Rise to the
"But this is such a sweet little
model, honey Perfect on you. Look
at the quality of tills duvetyn, dearie.
Now, honey, did you ever see such
There may have been heroes of
grand opera who could make love with
the fluency and Intensity of a sales
girl drawing near to a sale, but no
expert exists whose ardor can thus
flame when the actual moment of de
cision between the higher and the low
er comes, writes Marian Storm in the
New York Evening Post.
"Lots of little girls that buy these
little suits Just leave off their little
blouses and wear them like little one
piece dresses. Now, tills little style,
dearie, was made for you. Look, honey,
not a wrinkle In back. Isn't it love
ly on her?" appeals to another enrap
tured creature "Isn't she just the lit
tle girl to wear this little model? Of
course, not every one can wear this
little suit, dearie. It takes a figure,
honey, Just like you've g't I wear the
same suit myself.
"Dearie, in two weeks you couldn't
buy this little suit for half the price
again. Isn't it lovely on her? I snld,
honey, when you came In: There's
the girl that can wenr that little spe
cial we got today.' Now turn around,
dear. You won't have to do a thing
to It Length Just right, honey.
Sleeves Just right, honey.
"Sweetness," she urged, at passion
ate cllmnx, "don't let a little chance
like this go by I Dearie, it you only
"But oh, my beloved," returned the
goaded customer half fiercely. "The
price I The price!"
Barnstable's Old Bell.
In the courthouse at Barnstable,
Mass., Is nn old bell, cracked and
silent which may be, and probably Is,
the oldest bell In the United States.
So thinks Mr. Alfred Crocker, clerk of
courts of Barnstable county. The dnte
1G75 is still plainly visible In the pho
tograph recently printed in the Bos
ton Evening Transcript
By this dnte, however, the old bell
bad seen nearly a quarter of a cen
tury of life In England before It came
to America and began calling wor
shipers together In the church at
Sandwich town. Gratitude bought the
bell In England, for It came as a gift
from Mrs. Peter Adolph, whose hus
band. Captain Adoiph, was lost In the
wreck of his vessel on the Massachu
setts const In 1(107 despite the efforts
of the people of Sandwich.
Drawing an Audience,
Trofessor Letterklnk I'm delighted
to tee so large a gntherlng In the
house. I never spoke to an audience
of more than 40 before. Your towns
men are Interested in science?
The Local Editor Not much. But
my compositor In setting up the nd of
your lecture on the "Cosmic Force,"
left the "l" out of "Cosmic"
Mr. Gotham I see a Brooklyn wom
an tint applied to the courts for help
from being loved to death b) ier tins
hand, who, the says, k luxes her SUO
timet a day.
Mrs. Goihnm Can't understand how
a man can do to many wronj thing
that be hat to apologize at tiudi a