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and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things. Worth Knowing.
'The? nickel loaf of bread came back
-to Kansas City Monday when a local
baking ' company ; announced its 10
cent loaf would be reduced to 5 cents.
British exchange resumed Us up
. ward course Tuesday, London demand
bills amounting to $4.34. The move
ment was marked by only a slight re
action. Loans for agricultural and livestock
purpores announced by . the w ur fi
nance corporation, Tuesday includtd
$85,009 for Oregon, $56,000 for Wash
ington and $141,000 for Idaho.
Demand will be made shortly by
members of the house who are ex
cel vice men' that the United States
make an effort to' obtain custody of
Grovor: C, Bergdoll, wealthy slacker
now In Germany. .
Cardinal Achilla Ratti, archbishop
of Milan, has been chosen supreme
pontiff of the Roman Catholic church
to succeed the late Pope Benedict XV.
His coronation as Plus XI will take
place February 12.
Secretary Hoover was directed
Tuesday by President Harding to call
a conference of army, navy and com
mercial experts on wireless telephony
to conduct an Investigation looking
towards restriction of the use of the
A holdup man who "detrousers" his
victims before departing has been re
ported to the Chicago police. Her
. man Kessler, a cigar clerk, was held
up and to delay him 16 turning In an
alarm the robber forced Kessler to
remove hiB trousers.
Vord went out from the White
Hnunn TiiHsdav that President Hard
ing was strongly opposed to the writ
ing into the soldier bonus bill of a
provision fur the use of the refunded
foreign bonds In helping finance the
adjusted compensation programme.
"lle had often threatened to kill me
and I thought I would wound him and
get him over the notion," said Mrs.
frank Pitz, 27, in a cell at central
police station in La Crosse, Wis.,
Tuesday when asked why she had
shot and- killed her husband while he
A resolution designed "to save Aus
tria from economic collapse" by ex
tending for 25 years the payment of
Austria's debts to the United States
gfain corporation, was Introduced In
tile senate Tuesday by Chairman
Lodge of the senate foreign relations
The National Association of Dyers
and Cleaners at their annual conven
tion in Chicago, Monday announced
thoy would give $200,000 to the chem
ist who -discovers a substance which
will do the work of gasoline or benzol,
Without the use of water, at a cost of
10 cents a gallon. .
,A terrified Texas steer .Tuesday led
arifle squaJ from the detective bureau
a chase of two miles through the
stockyards district In Chicago, ran
pedestrians into doorways and charg
ed through , a display window in a
butcher shop before it was finally shot
after automobiles bad Joined In the
hase. ' M ' : ., -j,
Dlplomatlo representatives to Ger
many, Austria and Hungary were nom
inated Tuesday by President Harding,
Alanson B. Houghton of Nejw York
being selected as ambassador to Ger
many; Albert Henry Washburn , of
Massachusetts ns minister to Austria
and Theodore Breitfuno ot Illinois' as
minister to Hungary,
A reduction of approximately 20 per
cent in passengor rates from Chicago
to the Pacific coast was announced
Tuesday by the Chicago, Burlington
& Qulncy, the Great Northern and the
Northern Paclflo railroads for the sum
mer months. The reduction was said
tn nluce the rates on the same level
as prior to the 1920 Increase. .
. Opium parties arf quite the thing
these days among the rich ot New
York, Dr. CarloloB Simon, head of the
police narcotic sijuad,. reported Tues
day. He sald hli'tnen had evidence
'of an alarming Increase In the use of
the drug by residents of the high-class
i Apartments, who . ,nvlt In their
mends. Runners. from the underworld
bring the supplies.
NAVY MEN GROWL AT DENBY
Fight Threatened at Plea for $350,000,
000. Secretary Proposes Cut.
Washington, D. C Secretary Den
by, in asking congress Monday for an'
appropriation of $350,000,000 for the
navy next year, ran Into the edge ot
fl " threatened fight by advocates of
government economy to "scrap" the
naval establishment ratio figure ar
ranged by the arms conference. '
i In a frank and detailed statement
as to what the navy department hoped
to accomplish, Mr. Denby told the
house naval committee that bis estimate-called
for a reduction of 10,000
in enlisted personnel, which waB made'
possible only by putting about 100
destroyers out of commission and by
sharp cuts in shore station forces.
Chairman Butler indicated that the
figures named by the secretary, com
pared with an appropriation of $412,
000,000 for the present fiscal year,
was high, In view of reductions au
thorized by the conference.
It was brought out in the discussion
that some members of congress have
been urging a naval appropriation bill
carrying no more than $175,000,000 or
$200,000,000, but Mr. Denby agreed
with the view expressed by members
of the committee that such a reduc
tion would put the United States ac
tually below Great Britain and Japan,
while leaving the tonnage ratio at
5-5-3, ns agreed to at the conference.
Believing that with a smaller fight
ing force the navy should be kept "on
its toes," leaders standlngbehlnd Sec
retary Denby's estimate declared that
to limit appropriation under $200,000,
000 would mean for the United States
a navy really smaller than that of
Japan. They insisted that instead of
5-5 each for the United States and
Great Britain and three for Japan, the
standing would be with the estimate
so widely slashed a " ratio of Great
Britain five, United States two and
Half of Railroad Claims
Against U. S. Settled
Washington, D. C Confidence that
the work of the railroad administra
tion will be substantially completed
by January 1, 1924, and that the "en
tire liquidation of the obligations ot
the government arising during, the
period of federal control could be con
cluded without any additional appro
priations for that purpose by con
gress" waB expressed in a letter from
President Harding to Speaker Gillett,
transmitting to congress Monday the
report of the director-general of rail
roads covering the 22-month berlod
dating from relinquishment of federal
control to the end of the last calendar
The president said the predictions
were based on the estimates of the
director-general and so far as the abil
ity ot the administration to wind- up
its affairs without another appropria
tion" was concerned, they took into
consideration the cash now available
and the disposition of the definite obr
ligations of the carriers now held by
"This estimate," the president's lot
ter continued, "is based on the rail
road administration collecting from
the carriers substantially all of the
expenditures made by the government
for additions and betterments charge
able to capital account."
Mr, Harding said It was "interesting
to note" that the report of the. rail
road director'general shows that
claims of carriers aggregating $447,
510,009 have been settled by the pay
ment of $133,694,353. -
Tax Exemption Opposed.
Washington, D. C. Governors of 15
states have notified Chairman Mc-"
Fadden ot the house banking com
mittee that they favor adoption of a
constitutional amendment which
would prohibit further issuance of tax
exemption, while six others have In
formed him they are opposed to such
a proposal. Representative McFadden
solicited the views of all governors.
Seven ot those who replied, he said,
Harding Probes Housing.
Washington, 11. C. President Hard
ing is making a study ot acute housing
conditions as reported from a number
of cities and has before htm a report
from Secretary Hoover on the matter,
It was said Monday in official quar
ters. Officials declined to say how
far the study had proceeded, but dis
closed that Mr. Hoover late last week
submitted a report prepared at di
rection of the president.
Dawson, Y. T., Gets Chill.
Dawson, Y. T. Following the mild
est winter in the memory of white
settlers, the temperature dropped to
62 degrees below ero here and to 65
below at Selkirk. This temperature
came at the end of a three-day spell
of more than 60 below. Practically
no traffic has moved in the Yukon for
Several days, except the mails, which
are sttll handled by horse team be1
tween relay stations.
President Harding Pleads for
-; , Early Ratification. . .
Democratic and Republican Leaders
Think Action Soon Will Be
Taken Machinery Starts.
Washington, D. C President Hard
ing Friday asked the senate to ap
prove the arms conference treaties so
that America's professed desire to rid
the-world of war may not become "a
"If we cannot Join In making ef
fective these, covenants for peace," he
said, "and stamp this conference with
America's approval, we shall decredit
the influence pf (he republic, render
future efforts futile and unlikely and
write discouragement where today the
world Is ready to acclaim new hope."
Delivering bis message In person,
in a voice and manner that betokened
deep, emotion; the president was an
swered repeatedly by applause from
floor and gallery. He asked that rati
fication be given without delay and
before he left the capitol senate ma-J
chlnery was Bet in motion to hasten
Five principal treaties and two sup
plemental agreements, the fruition of
the 12 weeks of negotiation just con
cluded here, were In the bundle of
International covenants taken to the
senate chamber by Mr. Harding; They
propose, in short, a limitation'on naval
armament, a new bill" of rights for
China and a four-power, concord to
preserve peace in the Pacific.
All of these' agreements, said the
president, are related portions of the
effort "to put an end to contradictions,
to remove ambiguities and establish
clear understandings. None of them,"
he asserted, "commits the American
government to any kind of an alliance,
entanglement or Involvement."
After the -address, republican and
democratic, leaders predicted the trea
ties would be ratified without long de
bate', and by substantial majorities.
Only one, the four-power Pacific pact,
is threatened now with organized op
position, and its opponents have' not
yet demonstrated how- large a vote
they can command. .,
Prompt action was requested by the
president,' because, he said, It would
be Impossible to shape the naval pol
icy of the government until It was
known whether tha naval treaty Is to
become the accepted covenant of the
nation. Until the whole series Is rati
fied, he declared, the necessary read
justments cannot be made "In full
confidence". ' v
Mr.' Harding predicted that the Chi
nese1 treaties would go : a long way
toward realizing the long, cherished
hope for a stable 'and free China.
But. the 'greater part' of his address
the president reserved for the four
power tfact, against which opposition
has been organizing .both on the re
publican -and 'democratic sides ot the
senate. He pounded the desk and put
an added vigor Into his words as he
declared the treaty "contains no war
boriimttment" and "no alliance, no
written or "moral obligation to join in
defense." ' .
DOSES OF POISON
KILL 5 CHILDREN
Chehalis, Wash. The lives of five
children, of Mr. ' and Mrs. Edwa,rd
Rhodes ot ..Klaber, In southwestern
Lewis county, were .snuffed out within
an hour early Saturday morning after
they had each taken what was sup
posed to have- been a dose of Epsom
salts, administered by their mother.
Mrs. Rhodes had . planned also to
take a dose of the medicine, but de
ferred doing so." Later the children
began to grow deathly- ill and go into
convulsions, all ot them dying in
The nanies and ages of the children
were: Verda Louise, 10; Edward Lee,
9; Marie Anna,-8; James Oliver, 6,
and Vernie, 3. . ' 1
Girl Falls on Passerby..
San Franci'sco.: Mlss.Emily. Morgan,
21 years old, tumbled "from a third
story window ot the Rialto theater
building Sunday, crashed through a
glass marquise over the theater en
trance and landed on, .the. shoulders
of A. S. West, who was passing on
the sidewalk." She escaped" with a
fractured hip. The man whose should
ers buffered her fall and saved her
more serious Injury suffered nerve
A Now Romanco of
"AFTER SHE'S MARRIED"
Synopsis. Lonely and almost
friendless, Tonnlbel Devon, living
on a canal boat with a brutal fa
ther and a worn-out, discouraged
mother, wanders Into a Salvation
army hall at Ithaca, N. Y. There
she meets a young Salvation army
captain, Philip MacCauley. She Is
almost afraid to enter, but Philip
assures her everyone 1 welcome
and she hears from him, for the
first time In her life, about God.
She returns home and tells her
mother about her visit
. CHAPTER II.
The Master ot the Dirty Mary.
A week before this story opens;
Uriah Devon had steamed the length
of the lake, anchoring his boat as near
Ithaca as he dared. Even to his wife,'
-Edith, he had not confided why he had
brought her to a town where yawning
prison doors gaped for her every pass-
, lllg uvu,,
"I won't go, Riah," Mrs. Devon had
cried when her husband had made the
statement that he Intended to visit
Ithaca. "You couldn't get me near
that place with a rope around my
But the very fact that she now sat
on a small bench against the boat rail,
gazing moodily at the water, proved
that Uriah Devon had contrived to
have his way.
Occasionally Mrs. Devon lifted her
head to listen and turned her eyes to
the west where a narrow path zig
zagged its length up the hill to the
boulevard. Into her tortured soul
had come a belief since the night be
fore, that Tony's "Glorlest God,"
would send her man home.
Suddenly the sound of heavy foot
steps In the forest path brought her
sharply around. At last he was com-
( lng, this man she loved, perhaps
drunk, perhaps to beat her; but nev
ertheless he was coming, and that was
all she cared about
j Uriah Devon slowly walked up the
gangplank In silence.
. "Where you been?" the woman
forced herself to say. But Instead of
replying, he demanded:
"I dunno," was the answer. "A min
ute ago she was over there not ten of
your . legs' jumps from here. ' .
, Where you been all this week?"
I He'd been on a terrible spree, she
decided. . He looked as' If he .had been
drunk for days. That he had some
thing unusual on his mind, she knew,
and she knew, too, It was about Ton
nlbel, for hadn't he asked' for' the kid
the moment he'd returned? . '-
I- -flat's - about;tIme . we was doing
I things, Ede," he said,- turning grimly.
i "I've waited as long as I'dared. Rege
says 'Paul Pendlehaven hasn't an Inch
, leeway before he's In his' coffin.! "'. ,-
Mrs. Devon's face grew. -deathly,
"What do you mean, honey?" she
faltered. " -
"We live likerats in a hole," took
up the man, after a pause, "while if
Tony was made -to do her part, we;d
be on easy street.. That's-what I mean.
we've got-to nave :moheyand' lots, of
it. Reggie's willing tfl marry the kid
if you mind your business, afterward
His marryin' her ain't sayin' he'll stick
to her. But we got to have boodle,
and we can't get- it only through her."
"He shan't have 'er," the woman
said, with hard tones and (lashing
eyes. "How many times 've I got to
say It over to yeu? If that's the why
you've come to Ithaca, you might, as
well turn the old scow north and go
back again. He's- a bum," she went
on. "A dude and a fool and every
thing else that's bad. lie's a thief,
"So am L Ede," snld he. "So 're you
for that matter. It Reggie knew that
Tony was Paul Pendlehaven's kid, we
wouldn't get one d n cent of her
money. He snitches from the Pendle
havens and his mother because he
don't get cash enough other ways. 'A
feller's got to have spending money."
"Pretty small . pickin's," sneered
Edith Devon. "Stealln' from folks al
most in the grave ain't my style. Reg
gie's some second-story man, that
young duffer Is." :';
"You sneaked Paul's kid," taunted
Devon. "He wouldn't be almost In
his grave now If you'd kept your
hands offn Tony."
The woman turned on him savagely,
paying no heed to his words.
"Get your blasted Reggie to steal
enough for us all from the Pendleha
vens," she said. "God knows they've
got It and to spare. It's better'n
handln' Tony over to Mm. He lives at
Pendlehaven's, don't he?"
"He won't do It," cut in Devon.
"Reggie ain't got the nerve to burn his
fingers too deep. Taul Pendelhaven'd
send him up for that. If he caught
him. My plan Is to get Tony married
to Rege, and before the lid's screwed
down on Pendlehaven's face, shove
line i .r
f 1 -I -
iho 3iorm Cotwtvt
the girl In between John Pendlehaven
and his precious cousin, Reggie's
mother, and then Rege and me gets
Tony's money, see?"
"I hear what you say," She mut
tered, "and I 'spose I'll do it if you
promise not to let that pup hurt Tony
when he gets her. . . . Best let's wult
another year before talkln' marriage
to her, though."
"Nothln' doln'," rasped the man.
"Tony's almost a womun, and she's
eatln' her head off. After she's married-"
"You two men'll rag the kid to death
or do something worse to her," grit
ted the woman. "Well, you Won't 1
Rathcr'n have that I'll tell her she
ain't ours. I'll go right bold to Paul
Pendlehaven and blurt him the truth.
I'll do It today if you keep naggiu' nt
Devon studied her face, his own dis
torted with rage.
"You'll do no such a thing, mad
woman," he returned, running his
tongue over his dry, cracked lips. "If
you get me In a temper you'd better
look out. Reggie knows Tonnlbel's
got rich folks, but he don't know who
they are. You spill the beans, by G d,
and the lake for yours."
The woman's gaze sought the sheet
of blue water.
"She'll grow a beard a mile long be
fore I tell 'er," she said finally, bring
ing her eyes back to his face. "Tell
'er yourself, and see how you like It 1"
There was a ring of revolt in her
tones that brought an expression of
surprise to the man's face, leaving it
angrily, frownlngiy red. But the
sound of a girl's voice on the hill
brought him suddenly to his feet.
"There she Is, by G d," he cried
abruptly. "Now If you want any more
lovln's from me more'n that, If you
want to stay where I live, you got to
do my will."
"Uriah, honey, darlin'," cried Edith
"don't say that. I've always stuck by
"Then keep a stlckin'," growled De
von. "For God's sake, if the brat aitft
"Go On and Finish Me."
lugged that pig clean up that pine
Above them a giant pine tree lifted
Its head far above Its fellows. Among
Its branches the man and woman could
plainly , see the upper half of a girl's
figure settled In the crotch of an out
spreading limb, and clasped In two
slender arms was the small guinea
pig. She bobbed her head gravely,
held up the animal and shook It at
Tony, herself, little knew why in
times of strife she sought refuge
among these forest giants and came
always to happiness. They were nnl
mated beings in her mean little world
and because she had showered idola
trous love on them they, from their
primeval grandeur, sent an answering
spark of life to her starved little soul.
The sight of Tony further enraged
Uriah. He waved her In,
"Now tell her outright, and get It
over, Ede," he said, sitting down again,
Reaching the canal boat, Tony stood
looking at her parents.
"Set down," growled Devon.
Shifting the pig a little, she dropped
down on the deck. She always dread
ed these talks with her father and
mother. It usually meant they must
move on, or perhaps that a thrash
ing was coming her way. From under
her long lashes she glimpsed first De
von with his frowning brow, then at
length let her gaze settle on the wom
"I s'pose I been doln' something
hellMi, she ventured presently in
low tone. "Have I, Edie?"
"Nope, not this time, Tony," thrust
In Devon. "But we've got to tell you
something. You're gettln' to be a worn
an, Tonnlbel, and yon got to do some
thing for your mother and me."
"I'm always wantln' to do something
nice for you, Edie, darling," she said.
looking nt her mother. "Ynp It out
quick, sweet, and I'll Jump to do It I" 'f
The woman begun to cry softly.
"Go on, Edie," said Uriah. "Why -
in h 1 are you blubberlu' over a
thing you cuu't help?"
But I can help It," cried lMlitn.
"And what's more I wll'. Run awuy,
baby, and I'll have It out with your
pp while you're gone."
Devon reached forward nnu 'uiu a
strong detaining bund on the gin's
"It's this," he got out between his
teeth. "You got to get married. You
been llvln on me long enough." - - -
The girl stared at him blankly.
"Get married," she repeuted dully.
"Who'd marry a brat like me? I'm
notliln' but a kid yet, and I'm goln' to
stay right here with my mother. See?
I don't have to do I, mummy darlin'?"
"Ytur niu's wud ain't hw on this
boat," answered Urluh In an ugly
tone. "Mine Is, though. Fire aheud,
Edie, and tell the kid my will."
Mrs. Devon coughed spusmodically
and toyed with the fabric of her skirt. -A
slender brown hand went up and
closed over her twitching fingers.
"I wouldn't marry any of the mutts
you Know, onuuy," tne gin oursi out
In desperation. "So get that notion
clean out of your mind."
Her face settled sullenly Into little
lines that pursed Up the lovely young
mouth, and Uriah Devon moved his
feet nervously. " Perhnps his task .
wasn't going to be so easy after all.
"Kid," he said huskily, "if you don't
do what you're told, I'll make you.
You ain't too old to gad yet.' And
you'll be mlssln' one of the best lick-
in's you ever got If you mind what I
The girl eyed him curiously, making
a sidewise gesture with her head.
"Who's the duffer you've chose out
for me?" she asked at length. "You
might as well tell me."
"My friend, Reggie,'.' said Devon,
bending over and staring at her.
Tonnlbel's mouth widened until two
vnwa nf tooth frlpnmprl thrmurh the red
of her lips. She made a wry face. ,
"Nothln' like that for me eh, Edie?"
Edith Devon was coming to a resolu
tion that meant trouble for herself and
"I ain't fought It all out with your
daddy, kid," she sniffled weakly. "You
get to the cabin and mend them old
Uriah Devon laid his pipe beside
hlin and uttered an oath.
"You'll stay right here, brat," he
gritted, "and pay heed to me."
'Uriah," screamed the woman, "if
you go on with this, I'll tell 'er all I
know. I swear I will. Tony, honey,
Tony, baby, I I ain't "
With a roar the man sprang forward
and In his effort to 'reach his wife
knocked the girl flat on, the deck.
When Tonnlbel rolled over and sat up,
her mother was stretched along the
boat rail, and Devon was standing
over her. She lay so dreadfully still
and limp that the girl scrambled to
her feet. ,
It wasn't the same Tony who had
come fearfully to them but a short
period before with the little pig in her
arms; nor the same girl who had
swung In the treetops making play
fellows of the squirrels and answering
the shrill calls of the forest birds. She
seemed suddenly to have grown taller,
and as she flung herself on Devon, the
very strength of her little body sent
him sprawling against the side of the
cabin. "Now you killed her, d n
you," she screamed. "If you kick 'er
I'll I'll " She dropped at the side
of her mother, her threat broken In
two by the awful, pallor on the wom
an's face. "Oh, God, mummy darlin',
mummy darlin'," she ended In a bit
Growling In ragei Devon turned on
her. ' , f- '
"Mebbe I have killed 'er," said he.
"If so, I'll make a good Job' of It and
finish you too."- -.
The girl rose before him, her eyes
blazing into his, her little flsta
"Folks that murder other people,
Pappy Devon," she shot back, "get
strapped In a chair, and they" get
lightning run through 'em. Go on and
finish up! Go on and finish me! I'd
ruther have you kill me than make ma
marry that old Reggie."
As If his name had brought him out
of the forest, Reginald Brown walked
down the Hoghole path.
"My baby, Caroline Pendle
haven, aged tlx months."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
United States' Bad Lands.
This Is the translation of "Mauvalses
Terres," the term used by the French
Canadian trappers to describe these
regions of unconsolidated rocks that
have been extensively eroded. Bad
lands occur on arid plateaus formed by
horizontal strata of loosely cemented
sands and gravels. The best examples
of such regions are found In the upper
portion of the Missouri drainage basin,
In the vicinity of the Black hills. Some
are to be found also In Colorado, Ari
zona, New Mexico and Texas.
Baptism In Cyprus.
A baptism in Cyprus Is a curious
ceremony. The Infant Is rubbed with
oil by his godfather, blown upon in
the face by the priest and waved In
the air, then dipped several times in
the font, and again anointed with oil
on various parts of the body.
To Their Discredit
Those who are the most accom
plished do not always accomplish tht
most Boston Transcript
British shipyards are constructlni
nearly fifteen times as much tonnngt
today as they did a year ago.