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Events of Noted People, Government
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Action was concluded by congress
Tuesday on the bill extending (or one
year from February 28 the time for
filing with the government claims
growing out of federal operation of
The senate has passed a bill which
would reimburse the city of Baltimore
to the amount of $173,000 for expenses
contracted In constructing works of
defense In and around the city during
the civil war.
The steamer Caxlas arrived In New
York from Brazilian ports Tuesday
with 18,000,000 pounds of coffee, val
ued at about one million dollars. This
was said to be the largest shipment of
the bean on record.
Diamond-studded teeth are the rage
In Brazil. ThlB was the word brought
back from Sao Paulo by Dr. George
Washington Holhert of Knoxvllle, Pa.,
a dentist who returned on the steamer
Caxlas after practicing in the Bra
zilian city for ten years.
The house Tuesday afternoon by a
vote of 64 to 43 passed the Stone bill,
which virtually abates the billion dol
lar anti-trust suit filed by District At
torney Browning in the chancery court
of Covington county agaln3t the life
Insurance companies doing business in
Administration leaders In the senate
cleared away many of the obstacles in
the pathway of the four-power Pacific
treaty Tuesday by Indicating that they
would accept without a fight a blanket
reservation drafted to cover the ob
jections of those who oppose unre
The British schooner Annabelle was
seized late Sunday off Jewflsh creek,
Florida, about 40 miles south of Miami,
with a cargo of 11,500 cases of whisky
aboard, by airplanes of the prohibition
Bquadron operating out of Miami and
.adjacent coastal towns, It was learned
from officials here.
The right of Bryn Mawr college to
dismiss one of its students on suspi
cion of Borne irregularity was upheld
Monday when the Montgomery county
court handed down an opinion that it
bad no Jurisdiction in the suit of Miss
Marjorle Barker of Michigan City,
Ind., for reinstatement in the college.
A willingness to meet with union
leaders, although they saw little hope
of averting a strike, was expressed In
the reply of the Illinois operators to a
plea made Tuesday by John L. Lewis,
president of the United Mine Workers
of America for a tour-state Joint con
ference to negotiate a new wage scale
in the central competitive field, com
prising the states of Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
"Anybody who dances Is either
drunk or a fool," said Rev. C. Wendell
Wilson, addressing the members of
the Federation of Young People's So
cieties in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Tues
day. The federation met to thresh out
the unpleasantness that arose when
the Tabernacle Baptist society threat
ened to withdraw from the federation
it the Presbyterian society went
through with a dance, to be held for
the benefit of the church.
Thirty-four men were killed, eight
were injured seriously and three were
uninjured or only slightly bruised
when the giant army airship Roma
with her crew and a number of civil
ians, totaling 45 in all, plunged Tues
day from 1000 feet or more in the air
to the ground at the Hampton Roads
naval base. The accident presumably
was caused by a broken rudder and as
the huge dirigible plunged to earth, it
capsized across a high tension electric
line, bursting into a roaring furnace of
blazing hydrogen gas.
The death rate in the United States
decreased to 1306 per 100,000 popula
tion In 1920, from 1406 per 100,000 in
1010, according to figures announced
Tuesday by the census bureau. All
age groups showed a decline in death
rate, but the most pronounced de
crease was recorded in the figures
covering Infant mortality under 1 year
of age, the 1920 rate being 9660 per
100,000, compared with 13,083 per 100,
000 In 1910, a decline of about 26 per
cent The rate for the group above
75 yean of age decreased from 14,360
to 13,490 per 100,000, approximately 6
HUGE FRAUD LAID TO MORSE
Three Sons and.Elght Others Indicted
for Ship Deal.
Washington, D. C Charles W.
Morse, New York shipbuilder, his three
tons, Ervin, Benjamin and Harry
Morse, and eight others alleged to havs
been associated with him in connec
tion with wartime shipping contracts,
Monday were Indicted by the federal
erand Jury on charges of "conspiracy
to defraud" the United States and the
emergency fleet ' corporation.
Those Indicted, in addition to Morse
and his sons, were: Colin H. Living
stone, ex-president Virginia Shlpbulld-
Ine comoratlon and president or tne
Boy Scouts of America; George M.
liurdltt. attorney for the Morse Inter
ests, especially the United States
Transport company, Inc.; Nehmlah H.
Campbell of New York, assistant treas
urer United States Transport company,
Inc.; Rupert M. Much, Augusta, Me.,
assistant treasurer Virginia Shipbuild
ing corooration: W. W. Scott, Wash
ington, D. C, attorney for Virginia
Shipbuilding corporation; Philip Rein
hardt, auditor for United States fleet
corporation, at Alexandria, Va.; Leon
ard D. Christie, treasurer Virginia
Shipbuilding corporation; Robert 0.
White, assistant treasurer Groton Iron
Works, president of the United States
Transport company, Inc.
Two Indictments were returned,
both covering identical transactions
and accusing the same persons. One
charged a conspiracy to defraud the
United States and the other a conspir
acy to commit an offense against the
United States by defrauding the Unit
ed States shipping board.
A $10,000 bond was fixed in each
In a statement Mr. Morse charged
that the "indictment, which is terribly
unjust, as will be proved later, I be
lieve was obtained because of personal
feeling against me on the part of Attorney-General
Daugherty, and certain
present officials of the United States
Mr. Morse's attorney, Wilton J. Lam
bert, said that Indictments against Mr.
Morse and his associates "would never
have been returned had they been per
mitted to appear before the grand
Jury," and that the defendants all will
be promptly acquitted as soon aB the
"real and actual evidence" 1b pre
sented. The contracts between the emergen-
1 licet tuijnjiauuu anu iiiu viivjwi,
I Iron Works and the Virginia Ship
building corporation, on which the
charges resulting in the Indictments
I were based, involved an amount said
'to approximate 140,000,000. Fletcher
I Dobyns of Chicago, Bpeclal assistant
1 to the attorney-general, who prosecut
ed the Investigations for the govern
ment, declined after the indictments
were returned to estimate the amount
of money out of which, It is alleged,
the United States was defrauded, but
It was understood the sums which the
government alleged were misappro
priated amounted to several million
War City Sold in Parts.
Wilmington, Del. Union Park Gar
dens, a suburb, constructed by the
United States shipping board emergen
cy fleet corporation during the war
for homes for workers, was withdrawn
from the lump sale at the auction
held here Monday after a bid of $1,700,
000 by F. C. Snyder of New Brunswick,
N. J., had been refused.
Sale of separate lots was started im
mediately and will continue until all
are sold. The suburb, comprising 563
dwellings, four stores and one six-family
apartment house, was constructed
at a cost to the government, of more
than $3,000,000. Tenants have received
first opportunity to buy the homes.
"Bucketing" Is Probed.
New York. A John Doe investiga
tion of several "bucketing" charges
against cotton brokerage firms will be
gin Thursday before Chief Magistrate
McAdoo, the district attorney's office
announced Monday. District Attorney
Bauton said attorneys and officials of
the American Cotton Exchange had re
quested that the hearings be so con
ducted that they might answer in pub
lic complaints touching the conduct of
Long Sleep In Store.
Madison, Wis. Ten days of Bleep,
with an awakening at the end of that
time are In store for Clarence Harvey,
28, who, police say, attempted to com
mit suicide here Monday by swallow
ing an overdose of Bleeping tablets
which he believed poison.
Hospital physicians say that the man
took enough of the drug to keep him
unconscious for ten days, but they be
lieve that he will fully recover.
Cigar Cutters Banned.
New York. Health Commissioner
Copeland Monday notified District At
torney Banton that "no cigar cutter
for common usage shall be manufac
tured or used In any public place in
tha city of New York." This follows
a resolution of the health board.
LIGHT WIS SALE
Repeal of Volstead Act Is
LAW IS HELD ABUSED
Federation Calls on All Citizens to
Join In Campaign for Change
Washington, D. C Repeal of the
Volstead prohibition enforcement act
and substitution of a measure permit
ting sale of light wines and beer was
urged Sunday by the executive council
of the American Federation of Labor
in a statement which called upon all
citizens to Join with the labor organi
zations In a campaign with these ob
jects in view.
The statement denounced the Vol
stead act as "a social and moral fail
ure" and "a dangerous breeder of dis
content and contempt for all law."
The council, which concluded a
week's session Saturday night, previ
ously had announced its Intention to
participate In the congressional elec-'
tlons through a non-partisan campaign
committee, which will indorse and op
pose candidates of major political par
ties or enter independents If that
course Is considered most effective.
"Before this decision was reached,"
the council's announcement said,
"there was an exhaustive Investigation
of the Volstead act. It showed there
"A general disregard of the law
among all classes of people, including
those who made the law.
"Creation of thousands of moon
shiners among both country and city
"Creation of an army of bootleggers.
"An amazing increase In the traffic
in poisonous and deadly concoctions
"An increased rate of insanity, blind
ness and crime among users of these
concoctions and drugs.
"Increase in unemployment.
"Increases in taxes to city, state and
national governments, amounting to
approximately $1,000,000,000 per year.
The federation did not protest
against the constitutional amendment
embodying the prohibition policy, the
statement emphasized, but considered
the Volstead act "an improper inter
pretation of the amendment" and
stood for "reasonable interpretation In
order that the law may ba enforce
able and enforced."
Ship Service Resumed.
New York. Hoboken's waterfront
took on a holiday aspect Sunday on
the arrival of the North German Lloyd
passenger liner Seydelit, the first of
that company's vessels to resume
trans-Atlantic service to this port since
August, 1914. The liner was accom-
panted from quarantine to her pier by
a tug bearing a reception committee
of several hundred persons. A band
played American and German airs on
the trip through the upper bay.
The liner brought 117 passengers
and flew the black, white and red flag
of the German merchant marine of
pre-war days. In an upper corner of
the flag the colors of the new German
republic, black, red and yellow, were
Claims Board to Quit
Washington, D. C. The war claims
board of the war department will be
dissolved March 1, Its work having
been virtually concluded, Acting Sec
retary Walnwrlght announced Satur
day, Of more than 30,000 claims
against the government in connection
with wartime contracts, only 31 re
malned undisposed of. The claims
board passed upon claims aggregating
hundreds of millions of dollars, mak
ing Its settlements directly under spe
cial authorization given by congress
after the armistice.
New Disease Hits Cattle
Washington, D. C. Domestic ani
mals are threatened by a new and
dreaded disease which causes death
In from five to 71 hours, according to
a bulletin issued Sunday night by the
public health service. Efforts are- be
ing made to produce an anti-toxin.
Suggestions that the organism of
the disease is the same which causes
"limber neck" in chickens have not
been demonstrated, the bulletins said.
300 College Student Made Sick
Columbus, Miss. More than 300 stu
dents of the Mississippi state college
for women here suffered with ptomaine
poisoning after eating chicken salad
served at the evening meal at the college.
The Shadow of the Sheltering Pines
A New Romance of the Storm Country
"SHE'LL GET WELL?"
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
armyhall at Ithaca, N. Y. There
he meete a young Salvation army
captain, Philip MacCauley. Uriah
Devon,- Tony's father, returns to
the boat from a protracted spree
and announces he has arranged for
Tony to marry a worthless com
panion of his, Reginald Brown.
Mrs. Devon objects, and Uriah
beats her. She Intimates there is
a secret connected with Tonnlbel.
In clothes that Uriah has brought
Tony rinds a baby's picture with a
notification of a reward for Its re
turn to a Doctor Pendlehaven.
CHAPTER IV Continued.
'If Iteggle'd behave himself," re
plied the lady's daughter In a bored
:one, "he wouldn't have to be chnt
:ered about. My advice is, mamma,
:hat you give him a good raking over,
f you don't mind your P's and Q's
rou'll never have Cousin John for your
:hird husband, I can tell you that.
You're no nearer marrying hlra than
rou were ten years ago, as I can see."
'I will, though, Miss Impudence,"
lashed back the woman. "Paul won't
ie much more than In his grave before
Dousln John makes me his wife. I
wish to heaven Paul would die, and
uid I don't notice with all your flirt
ing and maneuvering you're getting
pour claws on Philip. , . . Ah, that
shot told I"
Catherine's face hod gone red at
the words, then very white.
"How perfectly vile," she exclaimed,
with a catch In her voice. Then she
rtralghtened up and laughed. "Well,
I'm not forty-five years old and pre
tending I'm thirty-five, anyway, nor
do I dye my hair, and flounce out with
Ince to prove I'm young. There's a
shot for you, mother darling 1"
The Irate Mrs. Curtis rushed out of
the room, followed by her daughter's
For three years Katherlne had been
madly, passionately In love with
Philip MacCauley, an Intimate friend
of the family. The young man's home
adjoined hers, and during his orphaned
boyhood he'd spent a great deal of his
spare time at the Pendlehavens. But
since he'd returned from France and
had taken up the Salvation army
work, a work which Katherlne held In
open contempt, the Intimacy had
Doctor John Has a Visitor.
After remaining hidden In the for
est for some time. Tonnlbel stole
along toward Ithaca In the gathering
gloom, her heart filled with hope. To
get some medicine for Edith, and to
take back the picture to the father
who had offered money for It, were
the two things she wnnted to do now.
Her young mind was bnsy with plans
for her mother. If she could find some
work to do, and Edith would go with
her, she would get well agnln.
That evening, just after dinner, Dr.
John Pendlehaven was sitting in his
office, his mind disturbed, his heart
aching for the sick brother upstairs,
and he remembered that the first, three
or four years after the disappearance
of Paul's daughter had been spent in
a frantic search. All those working
on the -case had finally decided that
Edith Mlndll, a young nurse who had
cared for the child most of the time
since her mother had died and Was de
voted to her, had left home with the
He sat up suddenly, for distinctly
there came to him from the wide front
porch tlie patter of feet like the soft
footpads of some stealthy night-nni-mal.
He turned his eyes on the open
door that led to the porch and then
he rose. There before him stood a girl,
a silent girl looking at him beseech
inglya curious demanding expres
sion In her eyes, and she was bare
footed, too. He didn't speak, nor did
he move forward. She was not a pa
tient, that he knew, for only the rich
came to him for treatment.
Suddenly she smiled and took two
steps toward him. "Good evening,"
be managed to say.
"Paul Pendlehaven?" came in a
breath, and Doctor John shook his
"Oh I I hoped yon were!" was the
swift reply. "I want to see the doc
tor." The voice was filled with touching
pathos, and the young face had grown
Tin one Doctor Pendlehaven," he
said. "Won't you sit down?"
Tonnlbel shook her head. She
couldn't sit down In all this royal
splendor, she who had been used to
canal boats and rough benches to sit
"I'm klnda mussed np," she said In
excuse. "I've come to make a dicker
with with Dr. Paul Pendlehaven."
"Tea me what yon want of my
brother?" he said gently. "Do yon
want him to help you?"
"Yep, a hull lot," she responded, "a
great lot My mother's awful sick.
But I can't tell how she got that way,
GRACE MILLER WHITE
so don't ask me. But but I thought
mebbe if I brought Doctor Paul's baby
back" She paused, drew out of her
blouse the picture and handed It out,
"I thought If I didn't take any money
for it, he'd help me, and mebbe wouldn't
make me tell where I got It."
John Pendlehaven made no move to
touch the little card she was holding
out to hlin, and Tonnlbel enme nearer.
Her fingers let go their hold on the
picture, and It fell to the floor. And
there before the startled man's eyes,
she dropped down and began to sob,
long bitter sobs such as John Pendle
haven had never heard from any of
his own women kind.
"I want some one to help my mummy
so bad," came to him from among the
Then be shook himself, deep sym
pathy striking at him.
"Listen to me, my dear ; you've done
my brother the greatest fuvor in -the
world by bringing back this picture."
He stooped and picked it up. "He
loved It dearly; no money could have
Tonnlbel's eyes, filled with tears,
gazed up at him, and the red Hps
"I don't want money," she faltered.
"But my poor little mummy's sick. So
I said to myself If the picture was
worth cash, then mebbe I could get
gome medicine as a change off."
"We'll go to her instantly," said
Pendlehaven. "Walt uutll I get my
hat and coat, and I'll tell my brother
you brought this to him."
In a few minutes he was back, find
ing her standing where he had left her.
Without a word they walked out in
to the night.
As they passed the Salvation army
quarters the girl turned her head and
looked at It. But she made no remark,
and so rapid did she walk that Pendle
haven found himself taking long
strides to keep,up with her.
To sny he was surprised when they
turned from the boulevard road to a
path leading to the west Bhore of the
There Before Him Stood a Girl a
iake would be putting It .lightly. But
he didn't ask where they were going;.
somehow it made no difference to him,
His strong, warm hand held the small
brown one, and something in the touch
of. the girl's, fingers made him thrill
with pleasure. He found himself vow
ing-that anything this strange child
should ask of him, he'd do, no matter
what it might be.
They passed over a culvert through
which water, In tumbling roars, took
Its way down the hill. Just on the
north side the girl stopped. ' '
"Here we are to the ragged rocks,
she said. "There's the boat where my
mummy is. See that little light? Stand
here a minute till I come back and get
. It had suddenly occurred to Tonnl
bel that perhaps her father might
have ventured home. If so, then she
must prepare him for the doctor's com
ing. She went Immediately to her mother
and looked down upon her. The
swollen lids were still closed and the
wan white face brought a rush of
tears to the girl's eyes.
"I've brung some one to help you,
darlln, she whispered, but the wom
an made no move. If by chance she
Clambering np the steps, Tonnlbel
was back at the doctor's side before
he scarcely realized it
Mummy's alone," she said. "Come
Pendlehaven stooped over Edith De
von, gently taking her wrist In his
fingers. For some time he sat beside
her, then mixing a draught succeeded
In pouring it down her throat. The
weary lids didn't lift, but one thin arm
came rigidly upward, then fell back
"Some one struck her, eh?" asked
"Yep," replied the girl, and that wag
Pendlehaven didn't ask anything
more. In accepting the picture he had
tacitly promised not to question her.
What did It matter to him how the
woman had come Into her present con
dition? He would do his utmost, his
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very best for the sake of the trembling
child who had brought back the baby'g
picture which might bring a new de
sire to live in his nrother, Paul.
"Come outside," he said at length,
rising. "I want to talk to you. She'll
sleep a long time, perhaps until morn
ing." . .
"She'll get well, huh?" demanded
Tonnlbel, In a whisper.
"Surely," he responded. "Of course."
The thought of her father coming
home drunk flashed across ,the girl's
mind. "I don't want you to stay it .
she's all right," she said with a back
ward bend of her head. "You aid
she'd get well, didn't you?" At the
doctor's affirmative nod she went on;
Then I'll take you back up the hill,
so you'll be safe."
"No," said Pendlehaven, firmly.
No, I won't let you. I can find my
way all right, but 1 can't leave you
Tonnlbel extended her hand. "I said
I was going with you," she answered
crisply. "Come on, It'll be all hours
before you get home now. I ain't say
in' I would love to have you In the
Dirty Mary with mummy and me, but
you might get killed If you stay."
"And what about you?" aemanaea
"Oh, I'm used to t," she responded.
"Somebody might give me a swat or
two on my bean, but that won't count
for nothln' 1"
When they reached the boulevard,
he dropped her hand.
"Now go back," he said gently, "I
can find my way. Will you come to
morrow at two, and let me know how
she is? Or shall I come down?"
"I'll hike to you," answered Tonnl
bel. "If you're sure now you won't
get lost, I'll run back, to mummy.
"I shall get home perfectly safe,
child," came In quick Interruption,
and "Good-night. Thank you for
bringing me the picture and allowing
me to come to your mother."
"Tony" Sweara an Oath.
When Tonnlbel bent over the bunk,
she saw her mother's eyes were open.
She smiled sadly down upon her, sat
on a stool and took one of the wom
an's thin hands In hers.
"Where's your daddy?" murmured
"He's gone, mummy dear," breathed
Tony. "I guess he thought some one
was after him. You're feelln' a lot
better, huh, honey?"
"Yep, but I'm thirsty, awful thirsty,
Tonnlbel gave her a drink, and re
seated herself. ,
"You're goln' to get well," she
ejaculated. "I brought a awful nice
doctor here when you were so sick.
He's Just gone, and he left you them
pills and that medicine In the glass."
The woman stared at the speaker
as If she hadn't heard rightly.
. "A doctor?" she whined. "What
"Doctor Pendlehaven," replied Ton
nlbel. "He's a real nice man John
Edith struggled np on her elbow.
"What'd you bring him here for?"
she cried. "I hate the Pendlehavens.
Uriah hates 'em "
. "I know that, mummy," Tony cut
her off with, "but you was too sick to
tell me what to do, and daddy wasn't
here, so I Just went and got the doc
tor myself. . Here 1 You mustn't
"I will 1 I will ! Now tell me all he
said from the beginning to end."
In silence Tonnlbel helped her moth
er to a sitting position and wrapped "
the blankets around her. Then she
began to tell her whnt had happened.
The only "thing she omitted speaking
of was the baby's picture.
"He were the only doctor I knew
about," she offered finally, flushing,
"and he's the beautlfulest man I ever
saw. Mebbe he'll come down tomor
row to see you."
Edith dropped back on the bed, shlY
erlng in desperation.
"Get your clothes off, baby," she
whispered. "Crawl In beside mo.
You're all wet."
"Take your medicine first, then I
will," said Tonnlbel. "Here" She
picked np the glass and then stood
staring at the place she'd taken It
from. "Why, the doctor must have
left this money," she exclaimed, tak
ing np a roll of bills. "Look, Edie,
"Get off your clothes," repeated the
woman, Impassively. "Come on to
bed, and go to sleep."
Tony takes an oath.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
When the mercury Is past 05, yo
have our permission to say sweat In
stead of perspiration. Arkansaw
Nip What's the difference between
a dance and a dawnce?
J Tuck About taur bucks,