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Erenti of Noted People, Government!
nd Pacific Northwest, and Other
! Things Worth Knowing.
John McCormack, tenor, whose con
cert tour was temporarily suspended
last week because of an attack of
laryngitis, has fully recovered.
Harry Gardner Nicholas, managing
editor of the Post-Intolllgoncer, In Se
attle, Wash., was stricken suddenly in
his office Monday night. lie died be
fore medical assistance could be sum
moned. The house adopted an amendment to
the Interior department appropriation
bill, which, If approved by the senate,
would . make 1100,000 Immediately
available for relief of destitution
The Northern Pacific Railway com
pany will expend $12,000,000 this year
In additions and betterments to its
properties and purchase of new equip
ment, A. B. Smith of St. Paul, passen
ger traffic manager, announced Tues
day. Nine men were ordered held for the
grand jury by the coroner's jury which
brought In a verdict Tuesday night
in connection with the collapse of the
root of the Knickerbocker motion pic
ture theater January 28, resulting In
the doatb of 98 persons.
The full effects of the British loan
of 2,000,000 to Austria was reflected
on the Vienna exchange market Tues
day when 'the crown rose to 6000 to
the dollar and other values rose equal
ly. It is announced that a British
controller will administer the credit.
Hanford MacNider, national ' com
mander of the American Legion, has
been notified that the cross of the
commander of the legion of honor
has been conferred upon him by the
French government He was informed
of the honor in a cablegram from
Investigation of the operations of
Raymond J. Blschoff, 25-year-old pro
moter, Tuesday revealed that more
than $7,000,000 had been "borrowed"
from poor persons mostly of foreign
extraction, during the past two years
by three men who held out the lure
of rich returns. x
Representative Joseph G. Cannon of
the 18th Illinois district, having served
longer than any other man ever elect
ed to the American congress, an
nounced Monday that he would not be
a candidate to succeed himself next
fall. Mr. Cannon is approaching his
Demand for a reduction in the size
of the army to 100,000 enlisted men,
or even to a maximum of 75,000, will
be made in the house when the annual
army appropriation bill comes up for
consideration, members of the sub
committee which is drafting the meas
ure predicted Monday.
Purchase by the United States of all
Canadian territory south and east of
the St Lawrence river and the center
of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with a
view to developing and utilizing half
of the waterpower from the river, is
proposed In a resolution Introduced
by Representative Ten Eyck, demo
crat, New York.
Three assistant storekeepers of the
steamship Giuseppe Verdi were held
in $25,000 ball each by United States
Commissioner Hitchcock in New York
Tuesday on charges of attempting to
smuggle liquor into the country. The
three were arrested following the dis
covery of a cache of whisky and cham
pagne valued at $90,000.
Threat of a nation-wide coal Btrlke
on April 1 of both bituminous and
anthracite union miners was proposed
Tuesday to the special convention of
the United Mine Workers of America
by the union scale committee as the
weapon to 1 preserve present basic
wages for soft coal miners, and with
Increases for the anthracite workers.
Dockets of the federal courts
throughout the country are' swamped
with fake stock swindling cases in
which more than $140,000,000 has
been taken from incautious investors,
Attorney-General Daugherty said Tues
day night There are, he added, a
total of 480 of these cases In the fed
eral courts In which 874 persons have
been arrested or indicted.
NEW PARTY OPENS BATTLE
Election of Workers to High Offices
Is Aim at Conference.
Chicago. Unanimous support of a
new movement to Install men and
women of the working class in the
nation's legislative bulls was pledged
by farmers, mombers of the socialist
and farmer-labor parties, labor union
leaders and clergymen In a conference
Monday, called by a group of railroad
union men, headed by William II.
Johnston, president of the Interna
tional Association of Machinists.
Declared by Morris Hlllqult of Now
York to be "the most significant event
that has taken place In the American
labor movement for a generation," the
conference brought together leaders
high In lubor and minor political party
circles. Although Chairman Johnston
declared in his opening address that
the time was not yet ripe for forma
tion of a new party, the meeting was
expected to develop the germ of a
new political organization which some
delegates said would be functioning
Non-partisan political action in the
1922 elections waB the keynote of the
meeting. A dozen speakers pleaded
their support of a programme to In
dorse candidates favorable to the
working man. Committees on pro
gramme and organization will report
to the convention, when definite plans
re expected to be adopted.
By combining their efforts, workers
of every class could build a political
machine which would elect to offices
"men and women truly representative
of the people of the United States,"
E. J. Manlon of the Order of Railway
Telegraphers told the delegates, and
both he and Thomas Van Lear, ex
mayor of Minneapolis, pledged their
support to such a movement.
Morris Hlllqult, of the socialist
party, declared he was not at the
meeting to make "political capital"
and did not seek office for socialist
"We are willing to give everything
we have as a party and as a move
ment toward the common cause," Mr.
Hlllqult declared. "This is the first
time that the progressive elements
of all divergent factions have gotten
together in one common action. I be
lieve it Is the most significant event
that has taken place in the American
labor movement for a generation."
The Rev. Herbert Bigelow of Cin
cinnati made a plea to capture the
primaries in the established parties
by electing men representative of the
workers' interests and H. F. Samuels,
a farmer of Idaho, urged the unity
of all classes in achieving that end.
He declared he had "looked and hoped
for 30 years to be In such a conven
tion as this."
Lincoln, Neb. Instructors in any of
the Btate normal colleges of Nebraska
hereafter will be refused leaves of
absence to study or attend the univer
sities of Columbia, Chicago and North
western, "because students and the
news items In the daily press, show
that cigarette smoking is -common
among women in these institutions,"
under a resolution adopted Monday by
the board of education of state normal
Any other educational Institution
that permits such practice is barred
to teachers in Nebraska normal col
leges, the resolution states. The reso
lution was Introduced by H. E. Reische
"We want to discourage the tobacco
habltpas it is so great an evil that it
should be utterly discontinued by
every institution that trains teachers,"
declared Mr. Reische to the board.
"We want the world to know that
Nebraska Is not in favor of this kind
"The Bummer courses at these in
stitutions attract many teachers from
the Nebraska normal schools each
year, but this year the resolution will
compel them to make other plans."
New Geyser Reported.
Great Falls, Mont. Information
through the forester at Black Leaf, re
ceived here Monday at the Jefferson
national forest headquarters, states
that a geyser, or volcanic eruption oc
curred at Mount Blackleaf canyon ten
days ago, mud and steam shooting 200
feet high for two days and then sub
siding to a steady, hissing steam. Dur
ing the first outbreak the noise of
the eruption could be heard several
miles and a number visited the spot
- Mors Farm Loans Made,
Washington, D. C Approval of 170
advances for agricultural and livestock
purposes aggregating $4,570,000, dla
t rib u ted among 25 states, was an
nounced Monday by the war finance
corporation. The advances Included
Washington, $63,000, and Wyoming,
15 5 OFF
Not One Dollar Is to Be Spent,
ANNAPOLIS MEN TO GO
Most of First Class Are to Be Turned
Back to Civil Life in June,
1 Is Declaration.
Washington, D. C Congress will
not spend one dollar for the upkeep
next year of old warships that are un
able to contribute to national defense,
Chairman Kelley of the sub-committee
on appropriations, which will frame
the new navy bill, announced Sunday.
Opposing the appropriation of $350,-
000,000 asked by Secretary Denby,
Chairman Kelley declined to Indicate
how much might be cut from .the sec
retary's estimate. By carrying out his
program of "Junking worthless ves
sels," it was Intimated by the chair
man's associates, however, that the
figure would be reduced to $210,000,
000 or possibly $200,000,000.
"I believe that congress will be will
ing to furnish the necessary men and
money for that part of the navy which
has a military value," Mr. Kelley de
"But there are scores of ships cost
ing millions every year which are
worthless. I am not going to vote to
keep these old ships In commission,
nor will congress, unless It can be
shown that they can contribute to our
ABked how he stood on the question
of turning the 540 members of the
first class at Annapolis back to civil
life In June, Mr. Kelley said: .
'It may be hard, but the first class
will not be commissioned. We will
have to be conservative In cutting the
officer personnel and in this emergen
cy we cannot swap men for boys.
Some of the first class may be taken
In, to give a sprinkling of fresh life
and energy, but with the wholesale re
ductions necessary, the class will have
to go. Its members have received a
fine education. Their loss will be more
sentimental than financial."
The impression was gained from the
chairman that he believes a larger
number of destroyers could be laid up
than the 100 mentioned by the secre
tary of the navy.
Washington, D. C Taxable in
comes of individuals returned to the
government for the calendar year 1919
showed an Increase of nearly $4,000,-
000,000 as compared with 1918, accord
ing to statistics issued Sunday night
by the internal revenue bureau.
For the year 1919 there were 6,332,
760 individual returns filed for a total
income of $19,859,000,000, as against
4,425,114 returns for a total of $15,
924,000,000 for the previous year. The
tax collected on the 1919 returns
amounted to $1,270,000,000, which waa
an increase of $141,908,000 over the
Personal returns of Incomes of $1,
000,000 and over totaled 65 for 1919,
compared with 67 In 1918, while for
1919 there were five returns filed for
incomes of $5,000,000 and over.
For 1919 there were six personal re
turns of Income from $3,000,000 to $4,
000,000; seven of Incomes from $2,
000,000 to $3,000,000; 13 from $1,500,
000 to $2,000,000; 34 from $1,000,000 to
$1,500,000; 60 from $750,000 to $1,000,
000 and 140 from $400,000 to $500,000.
The average net Income reported for
1919 was $3724.05, the average amount
of tax $238.08 and the average tax 6.39
per cent The proportion of the popu
lation of the country filing returns
for the year was 6.03 per cent repre
senting a per capita net income of
$187.32 and a per capita income tax of
Younger Blood Favored
Washington, D. C. "Uncle Joe" Can
non, who will retire from the house of
representatives at the end of his pres
ent term, after a service of 46 years,
declared in an open letter that the time
had come for old heads to give way to
young hearts. Mr. Cannon said that
in turning back his commission he did
not wish to shirk any responsibility of
public- duty, but simply to open the
door of opportunity to younger men.
Constitution Study Up
New York. A campaign to have the
legislature of every state pass a bill
requiring regular courses of study in
the constitution of the United States
In private and public schools, colleges
and universities, has been started by
the national security league, it was
announced Sunday. Illinois, Iowa,
Michigan and Vermont now have such
A Now Romanco oP
"MY BABY, CAROLINE."
Kynopilt. Lonely and almoit
friendless, Tonnlbel Devon, living
on a canal boat with a brutal fa
ther and a worn-out, discouraged
mother, wanders Into a Salvation
armyhall at Ithaca, N. T. There
he meets a young Salvation army
captain, Philip MacCauley, Uriah
Devon, Tony's father, returns to
the boat from a protracted apree
and announces he has arranged for
Tony to marry a worthleee com
panion of his, Reginald Brown.
Mrs. Devon objects, and Uriah
beats her. She Intimates there la
a secret connected with Tonnlbel.
The Picture of a Baby.
Tonnlbel's heart Jumped almost Into
her throat, then seemed to ceuse beut-Ing.-
There stood her futher growling,
enraged and drunk, and as if she were
dead and no longer able to help her
child, her mother lay almost within
touching distance. If Uriah curried
out his plans, then the horrid fellow
there would soon claim her as his
woman. That thought frightened her
so that she stepped back as the new-
coiner came upon the deck.
"What's the matter, By?" he asked
"He's killed mummy," burst forth
the girl. "And If both you fellers don't
want-. to get pinched, you'd better
scoot often this boat."
Uriah laughed, and Reggie's high
pitched cackle followed.
"Been giving your woman a little
discipline, eh, pal?" he demanded,
turning on Devon. "Well, they all
need it now and then. But she's the
liveliest brenthlng corpse I ever saw.
Did you hit 'er, Dev?"
"Yep," growled the other man, "and
I'm goln' to beat Tony, too. The Im
pudent brat says she wouldn't marry
you if you was the lust man llvln.
You watch the brat there, Rege, while
I duck Ede in the cabin."
Tonnlbel, wide-eyed and suffering,
saw her father lift her mother up in
his brawny arms and carry her down
stairs, none too gently. When he had
disappeared, a throat sound made her
swing her eyes to the other man. He
was contemplating her with a smile,
an evil smile, such as she hated In
men. His white teeth seemed like
many gleaming knives, sharp, strong
and overhnnglng, his red lips spread
ing away from them.
He took a step toward her and
"Why so much fuss about nothing,
my little one?" he said, cooing.
"Daddy said I had to marry you,"
breathed the girl, brushing back a
stray curl from her brow. "But I
don't 1 I'm goln' to stay with my
mother on the Dirty Mary. There
ain't no law forcing a girl to marry a
man she don't like. And I hate you,
"Who spoke of a law?" smiled
Brown. "I didn't I But I do know, my
little Tony-girl, that you'll say a very
meek 'yes' when I get through with
Tonnlbel suddenly shuddered and a
hopeless, helpless feeling went in
waves over her. Oh, to be anywhere
In God's clear, clean world I Away
from those gleaming lustful eyesl But
she saw no opportunity to escape.
Reginald Brown was blocking the
small space through which she must
fly If she were to be saved at all. She
knew very well If she could hide for
a little while the two men would drink
until they slept. Then she could come
back and help her mother. Plainly
she had heard the woman weeping be
low in the cabin, and even more plain
ly to her suffering enrR came Devon's
blows, and after that silence.
Her heart thumped like a hammer
against her side. Behind her lay the
shining lake. And one hasty glance
over her shoulder only added to her
fear. There was not a sign of a boat
anywhere. She was frantic enough to
scream If it would huve done her any
"I think I'll kiss you, my little bird,"
said Reggie, suddenly, narrowing his
eyes. "You're pretty enough for any
one to want to kiss. By Jove, I never
realized until today just how much 1
liked you. If I kissed you, well per
haps you'd change your mind about
Tonnlbel slid backward to the boat
rail. When she touched It, she whirled
about and dove headlong Into the lake.
When Reginald Brown saw the girl's
feet disappear under the water, he ut
tered an oath and cried out He hadn't
expected such an action on her part
He ran to the cabin steps and
screamed to Devon.
"She's In the lake, Ry," he shivered
as the other man sprang to the deck.
When Tonnlbel felt the water over
her, she swept to the lake's bottom
with one long stroke. Then deftly she
rid herself of her dress skirt and be
gan to swim swiftly under the water.
They were tense minutes that the
two men stood waiting, until suddenly
beyond them to the south a curly head
came above the water's edge. . Then
they leapt to tiie shore and raced to
ward the place she must land. To
the panting girl It was a race for life.
Suddenly, like a flashing glimpse
from Heaven, the words, "Stand Still
and See the Salvation of the Lord,"
floated before her eyes like a flame of
gold. Philip MacCaulcy's deep voice
seemed to speak them In her ringing
ears immediately after. "Goddy," she
groaned, "Sulvatlon of the Lord, oh,
Just then her feet touched the peb
bles on the bottom of the luke. With
one wild leap she was on the shore
and up the bank, Uriah screaming at
her to stop.
She henrd the two men crashing
after her. Thnt her short, swift leaps
could outdistance them for long if she
tried for the boulevard, she had no
hope. But nil about ner were giant
friends with outstretched arms, offer
ing her shelter. For one Instant she
paused, then sprang Into the air,
caught the lower branch of a great
pine tree and like a squirrel scurried
up It. Almost at the top, spanned over
by the blue sky, she crawled out to
the "'end of a big limb and clung to It.
Beneath her the men paused and
shouted curses up at her. Tonnlbel
cared nothing for curses. She'd heard
them all her life, used them, too, when
she felt like It.
Suddenly there came to her ears the
lapping of a paddle In the lake. She
flung up her head, peeped out and saw
a canoe taking Its leisurely way to
ward Ithaca. She bent over and looked
"Daddy," she cried, "there's some
one rowln' on the lake, I'm goin' to
holler like h 1. And when lie comes,
I'll tell 'lm how you banged Ede, and
If she's croaked you'll both get Jailed.
. . . Here's where I holler!"
She sent out a quick birdltke trill,
and the man In the canoe held his
paddle suspended In the air as he
studied the forest, This "didn't inter
est Tonnlbel as much as did Mm 'act
She Looked at the Picture Curiously.
that Devon and Reggie Brown Jumped
to their feet and raced away toward
the boulevard. Tonnlbel from her
perch saw them disappear toward
Ithaca before she slid to the ground.
The man in the canoe, too, made but
a short pause before he dipped his
paddle and shot away. On the deck
of the boat Tonnlbel picked up Gus-sle-PIglet
and, dripping wet, went
swiftly down the cabin steps. There
she found her mother on the bunk, her
face discolored by her husband's
blows. She looked as If she were dead,
and for a moment the forlorn child of
the wilderness uttered heartbroken
little cries' for help.
The cabin was cluttered in the
struggle Uriah Devon had had with
his wife. . In despair Tony looked
around. The old clothes daddy had
brought home were strewn over the
cabin floor. Tonnlbel heaped them
together, then began to examine them.
They needed nothing but. pressing.
This she'd do to save her mother the
work; and perhaps the fact that he
had something ready to sell would
make Uriah less brutal when he came
back. In- running, her fingers over a
coat searching for small rents, Tony
felt something between the lining and
outside, a book It seemed like, which
she hastily pulled out It was small
and much worn. There wasn't any
money In It in fact nothing but a pic
ture, wrapped up In paper.
She looked at the picture curiously.
baby's face smiled up at her, and
her own lips curved a bit in answer to
the laughing challenge In the little
Then she turned It over.
On the back was written:
"My baby, Caroline Pendlehaven,
aged six months. If this picture Is ever
lost the finder will receive a money re
ward by returning it to Dr. Paul Pen-
dlcnavMi, Pendlehaven Place, Ithaca,
N. Y." " ;
Money was whut Edle needed.
Money, food and a doctor. If she
could llud this Paul Fendlehaven, per
hnps in exchange for the picture he
would give her a bottle of medicine for
Hastily changing her wet clothes,
she slipped the baby's pictured face
into her blouse, turued down the lump
and crept from the canul boat and
with Oussle in her arms was soon lost '
In the forest.
In oil of Tompkins county no family
had more prestige thun Pendlehavens'.
John and Paul Pendlehaven had
chosen medicine and surgery as their
vocation when they were In college.
John was a bachelor, and Paul a wid
ower. At the time this story opens the
latter was an invalid, his infirmity
brought about by the death of his
young wife, who had died at the birth
of their daughter, and the disappear
ance of the little girl when she was
but a year old. Pendlehaven place
comprised a whole city block, on which
stood a house, almost a mansion. In
the fnmlly were John, Paul, and Mrs.
Curtis and ber two children, Katherlne
and Reginald. Mrs. Curtis was a sec
ond cousin to the Pendlehaven broth
ers and had made her home with them
since her children hud been left father- .
less. Mrs. Curtis had burled two hus
bands, Sllus Curtis, the father of
Katherlne, and Edmund Brown, the
father of Reginald.
For over a year now Paul Pendle
haven hnd not left his apartments In
the southern wing of the house. Many
times he had told his brother, John,
that he only waited with what pa
tience he could fur the call to go
away, to follow after his girl-wife, and
perhaps, well, perhaps his child might
now be with her mother.
On the day that Uriah Devon re
turned from his week's bout, Doctor
Pendlehaven was seated opposite his
cousin, Mrs. Curtis, at dinner.
"Sarah," he began gravely, "I wish
you'd consent to my taking Reginald
in hand for a time. He will be abso
lutely ruined if something Isn't done
The coquettish smile which Mrs.
-Curtis always used In the presence of
the eminent doctor left her face, and
her lips drew down at the corners.
"What's he done now?" she cried.
"He isn't going to college at all,"
said the doctor. "He won't pass any
of his examinations if he doesn't go to
class and get his hours In. . .
He paused a moment and then went
on, "Another thing I dislike to speak
of, but I must. Reginald has no idea
of mine and thine. ! I'm very much
afraid he takes what doesn't belong
Mrs. Curtis uttered a squeal.
"Goodness gracious, you accuse him
of stealing," she screamed.
"I'm afraid he does, Sarah" he an
swered gently. "Constantly I'm miss
ing money and things. It will hurt
you to know that some one almost
stripped my wardrobe of clothes, and
how I find there isn't much left for
poor Paul. Paul Is very much dis
tressed! I suppose if Reginald did
take them, he thought they were of no
"Were they?" queried Mrs. Curtis,
leaning over the table, still very
"Whether they were or not Sarah,"
replied Doctor Pendlehaven, Ignoring
his young cousin's appeal, "they didn't
belong to him. And they were val
uable to Paul In that they held some
thing he prized highly. It hasn't been
my habit to Interfere between you and
your children, Sarah, but I do wish
you'd ask the boy If he did take Paul's
clothes. If he's sold them, I'll pay
whatever the amount is."
"How perfectly disgusting," snapped
Mrs. Curtis. "If the child did sell
them, thinking they were no good,
you'd certainly not want them back
from a second-hand shop."
Doctor Pendlehaven rose from the
"Ask him about the suits, Sarah,"
he said, walking toward the door.
"Perhaps if you tell him Paul will
give him a hundred dollars for them
and the contents of their pockets, he'll
look them up."
Mrs. Curtis rose with dignity, her v
damp' handkerchief clenched in her
"I'll not Insult my only son," she
With a gesture of despair, Doctor
Pendlehaven went out of the room.
For a moment after he'd gone, and
the sound of his footsteps had been
lost In the corridor, the mother stared
at her daughter.
"The fact is," she burst out, "it's as
Cousin John says, I haven't much In
fluence over Reggie, but I don't be
lieve he's as bad as people say. In a
little town like this a person can't
take a step sideways without old wags
commenting on It I hate Ithaca for
Just that reason."
Dr. John haa a vliitor.
tTO BE CONTINUED.)
Happiness Not All.
There Is In man a higher than love
of happiness; he can do without hpp
plness and instead thereof find blessed
It Is the man of many parts who
should be careful not to go to pieces.
Go on and make errors and fall and
get up again. Only go on. Anna C