NHL S OF Brief Resume Most Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Events of Noted People Governments and Pacific Northwest, andWOther Things Worth Knowing; J. P. Hyde, Justice of the peace of . Blaine, Wash., who cut his throat when he fell on an ax Monday morn ing, died Tuesday. ' Three soldiers were killed and nine seriously burned when pyrotechnics exploded In a pit during an exhibition at Camp Bullis, north of San Antonio, Tex., Monday night. The nomination of William Henry Hay to be a brigadier-general of cav alry was sent to the senate Tuesday. Edmund Wittemler was nominated as a brigadier-general of infantry. A police patrol on special assign' ment between Amagh and Charlemont, Ireland, was ambushed Sunday and two In the patrol were wounded. Later Dungannon police searched the dis trict and arrested five men. Reduced rates on eggs from Seattle and vicinity to Chicago and surround ing territory will be effective May 25, It was announced Tuesday by the Northern Pacific railroad. The old rate was 3.33 per 100 pounds, which will be reduced to $2.60. , A rapid spread of the coal strike Into non-union strongholds was ad mitted Tuesday at headquarters ot the bituminous operators' association. "The enemy Is gaining ground much faster than we anticipated," said the president of a Pennsylvania company, The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway company, In Its annual report for the year ended December 31, 1921, made public Tuesday, showed a bal ance of Income available for dividends ' of 15,780,269,22, of which $3,567,695 was applied to the payment ot full dividends on the preferred stock. Charges that the war department has sold property and Is selling prop- erty at "ridiculously and criminally low prices to favored customers, con cealing from congress and deliberate ly misrepresenting the facts," were made In the house Tuesday by Repre sentative Johnson, republican, South Dakota. Guarantors for the Chicago Grand Opera company will have to stand an assessment of "not more than $65,000 at the outside,", for the deficit in curred by the company In the two weeks Just concluded In San Fran Cisco, it was stated by Selby C. Oppen helm, who had charge ot the appear ance here. Michael H.'Walsh, 74, horticulturist, Internationally known as the origi nator of the Rambler roses, died at his home In Woods Hole, Mass., Mon day night. The Lady Gay and the Minnehaha were rambler creations evolved by him. They brought him grand awards by societies In this country and abroad. Secretary Hughes has received from Ambassador Harvey In London a note from Lord Curzon, foreign secretary, which stated that the government of Great Britain would not In any cir cumstances question the rights ot the United States In Its claims for pay ment ot coats of the American army of occupation In Germany. Approval of 80 advances for agri cultural and livestock purposes aggre gating $2,616,000 was announced Mon day by the war finance corporation. Distribution ot the loans Included: California, $9000; Colorado, $58,000; Idaho, $10,000; Iowa, $118,000; Mon tana, $71,000; Texas, $401,000; Utah, $299,000, and Washington, $10,000. Solution ot the mystery of the find ing last Friday of the package of 2000 $5 treasury bills In the Fotomao river near the bureau of engraving and printing was announced Monday by Chief Moran of the secret service, who said that the bills were a part ot the bundle of 1000 sheets, each containing four $5 notes, stolen from the bureau about a year ago. The allied debt refunding commis sion created by congress and entrust ed with conversion Into long-time se curities of the debts of the allied na tions to the United States was for mally completed. Tuesday through confirmation by the senate of the nominations of Senator Smoot of Utah and Representative Burton of Ohio, republicans, as members of the commission. CURRENT WEEK SIGN RUSS0-GERMAN TREATY Full Diplomatic Relations to Be Re-establishedAct Declared Disloyal. Genoa. A treaty between Germany and Russia was signed at Rapallo Sun day, the signatories being the foreign ministers of the two countries, George Tchltcherln for Russia and Dr. Walter Rathenau for Germany. The signing ot the treaty between Germany and Russia, which nullifies the Best-Litovsk treaty, cancels all war claims arising from the national! izatlon ot property, and re-establishes full diplomatic relations between these two countries on a basis of equality, has caused profound astonishment and resentment among the allied delega tions. The ministers of the powers which convened the conference decided at a meeting held Monday night to have a committee of experts examine this treaty, to determine whether It con flicts with the Cannes resolution or the treaty of Versailles. Subsequently the convening powers will meet with Poland, Czecho-Slova-kla, Roumania and Jugo-Slavla to as certain the views of the lesser powers and deal with the report of the ex perts. The British and French dele gates declared that they considered the signature ot the treaty a disloyal act. Apparently it may Imperil the conference. It Is stated that the signing of the treaty, which took place at Rappalo was unknown to the allied leaders, when Delegates Barthou, Schanzer and Theunye met to consider the reply which the Russians might make to the conditions Imposed on that country, but as soon aB the delegates learned of the treaty, their program was changed, and the situation, which Is considered extremely grave, was fully discussed. M. Barthou, head of the French del egation, Is seeking further Instruction from his government at Paris, and declared that he would not sit beside Russians In semi-official meetings. The situation Is so critical that the most prominent delegates are reserv ing their opinion until after the ex perts examine the new document, which Is generally regarded In allied circles as an Infringement of the Gen oa agenda, because it has to do with reparations and affects existing treaties. STORM AND FLOOD SWEEP MID-WEST Chicago. Twenty-one persons were known to have been killed, more than 100 injured and thousands made home less by tornadoes and flood waters which swept over the central west Monday. Tornadoes were reported In a score of Illinois and Indiana towns. Homes were demolished, telephone and tele graph service to the stricken districts crippled and livestock killed. Throughout the area from Ohio on the east to KanBas and Nebraska on the west, heavy rains swelled streams already out of their bands and Inun dated thousands of acres of rich farm land In addition to vast tracts already under water. While snow and sleet covered Colo rado, Kansas and Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa were pelted with heavy hail storms which smashed windows and damaged crops Several inches of snow were reported from Denver. The storm was believed to have been the same which lashed several towns In northeastern Kansas Sunday night, killing several persons, then Jumped over Missouri to reappear early Monday In southern Illinois. At Irvlngton the twister swept a path 23 miles long and 150 yards wide through the center of the village, kill ing several persons. More than half of the homes In the community w-ere destroyed. Plalnfleld, 111., was almost obliterated. After visiting many Illinois towns. the tornado Jumped into Indiana, strik ing Hedrlck, a small village in the western part of the state, early In the afternoon. Two hours later, before the place had time to recover, a sec ond tornado caused several deaths and heavy property damage. Diving Plane Kills Two Dallax, Tex. Captain G. S. Little and Sergeant James L. Johnson, army officers from Kelly field, San Antonio, were killed here Sunday, when the air plane in which they were riding went Into a nose dive at a height of about 100 feet and fell. The accident occurred near a pri vate landing field and it is believed the aviators intended to make a land ing when the plane dropped to the ground. Railroad Shops Burn, Kearney, N. J. Four shops, nine motors valued at $40,000 and several passenger, cars were destroyed by fire In the repair shops of the Pennsylvania railroad between Kearney and Jersey City Sunday. A conservative estimate of the loss was $500,000. ALLIES GIVE CURT 10 Definite Yes-or-No Anrwer Is Demanded. FRENCH IRRITATED Lloyd George Announces That Aim Is to Form Pact Between 34 Nations Represented, Genoa. The Russian delegates were told Saturday to answer definitely yes or no as to whether they will put into practice the conditions of the Cannes resolution and the guarantees submit ted to the London experts' report, ac cording to a French communique is sued subsequent to the adjournment of a lengthy meeting oeiween the al lied leaders and the Russians. It seemed Impossible, said the French statement, to get anything tangible from the soviet delegates, who astonished the allied representa tives by demanding 60,000,000,000 gold rubles as the amount due Russia be cause of foreign intervention. This Is two and a half times greater than the amount the allies claim from Russia. An Italian statement regarding the meeting was more optimistic. It point ed out that the subjects discussed are more vast in scope than was dreamed of when the Genoa conference origin ated. "This," says the statement, "is an attempt to bring about the co-existence in the world of finance, economy and commerce two opposite regimes capitalism and communism. This morning the experts were struggling in a kingdom ot figures and in the afternoon the allied leaders took the discussion back Into the kingdom of principles." Premier Lloyd George of Great Brit ain has announced that his aim at the Genoa conference is to bring into be ing a pact among the 34 nations rep resented, agreeing not to invade one another's territories. It would be similar to the four-power pact nego tiated at Washington. Britain Is against a pact with mili tary sanctions, it was declared, be cause sanctions belong to the order of Ideas that an endeavor is being made to get away from, and guaran tees would mean a new grouping of tht powers. The military holiday idea is not practical. In response to questions, the spokes man for the British said that Mr. Lloyd George's plan resembled Presi dent Harding's idea for an association, which It was hoped would bring dis armament or a big reduction of arma ment in its wake. Lloyd George received a cable mes sage from Senator Joseph I. France of Maryland, saying he was about to propose a resolution In the American senate asking that America be repre sented at the conference.' The message was referred to the secretary-general of the conference. The British attitude was described as being that the British government could not interfere with the affairs of another nation. Notes Over-Subscribed. Washington, D. C A hearty over subscription to the new treasury issue of 3M per cent six months' certificates bearing the lowest government Inter est rates since 1917 was announced Saturday night by Secretary Mellon. Preliminary reports, he said, indicate that the total subscriptions will ag gregate more than $300,000,000 for the Issue, which was for about $150,000, 000. All the federal reserve districts, he said, have reported oversubscrip tions of their quotas. 6000 Tenants Rebel. Chicago. Six thousand tenants of Chicago apartment houses, at a mass meeting Sunday, pledged themselves to refuse to move on May 1, Chicago's semi-annual moving day, and to refuse to pay increased rents. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Tenants' league of Chicago. Many of the tenants re ported that landlords had served no tice of a $10 increase in rent effective May 1. Alien Law It Extended. Washington, D. C The senate Sat urday adopted the house Joint resolu tion extending to June 1, 1924, the provision of the present three per cent immigration restriction law. Several amendments were added to the house measure which originally would have extended the present law for only one year. IIO The Shadow of the Sheltering Pines A New Romance of the Storm Country niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijijiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitijiiijiiiitjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuuiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin CHAPTER XI Continued. -11 "God, how I've prayed for this mln ite," he exclaimed, turning on her uddenly. "I have, too," said Tonnlbel In a iiy, sweet voice. "I thought you'd orgotten about me." "Why, I couldn't do my work half ray well, I've thought about you so ouch," cried the boy, "and I've been ilannlng a lot for you and me. You ee, Dr. John is a sort of a guardian o me, and next year I'll be twenty hree. Then I have all my own money. can get married then, if I want to." "Oh," said Tonnlbel In a queer little 'oice. "Yes, I believe In early marriages," 'hlllp went on emphatically. "Wasn't t a queer thing that all the while was haunting the shore you were In he house, my house almost? You ee, I live Just next door to you." "Oh I" Tony said again. Something tad hurt her dreadfully. Something he ind said. He might be married next 'ear and, of course, it would be to Catherine. "And time and again I heard how ueh some little girl was helping Dr. ?aul," he went on. "But somehow I lever heard your name and hadn't he last Idea" He stopped. Then le slipped his arm about her. "I lldn't know she was my little girl," le finished. Tony closed her eyes. All the un lapplness of the past weeks left her hat moment like a vanished burden. He had said she was his little girl, low very lovely the world wasl "Lean against me, dear," murmured ?hlllp. "And this time Oh, Tony, lon't leave me today without telling ne you love me a lot." Tony glimpsed him with one little ipward glance. Her eyes were star irlght. "I love you more'n the whole world," ihe trembled. "More'n I know how o tell." It Isn't any one's affair Just how nany times Philip made Tony tell him ihe'd marry him, nor Is It any one's iffalr how many times he kissed her, ut It is our business to listen to ?hlllp's conclusion. "I'm going to tell Cousin John and 3ousln Paul tonight that we're going :o be married," he said, and Tonnlbel lad no inclination to forbid him. With dark thoughts, Kntherlne was vatchlng for them to come back again. She saw the happy shining face of lie girl, saw Philip lift the little figure Irom the car and draw her up the iteps. Her teeth came together In iharp misery as she turned from the vlndow and went upstairs. CHAPTER XII. A Little Drop of Something. Reginald was sitting in his mother's foom that evening when his sister ipened the door and entered. The irl looked about for Mrs. Curtis, then picked up a cigarette and lit it She vas so white and drawn looking that ler brother stared at her. "What's the matter, sis?" he asked ?ith no particular Interest In his voice. "I hate everybody in the world," mapped the girl. "Whew! That's some hate," laugh id Reggie. Kntherlne threw herself down on he divan. "Worst of any one I hate Paul Pen Uehaven and next well, next I hate Cousin John," she said between her :eeth. "I wish, oh, how I wish Paul could die tonight I'd almost like to till him myself. If It weren't for him, ire'd all have money, and If It weren't lor that girl with him, he'd die." ' "Well, I might cheer you up a little f I told you that perhaps before long rour Illustrious Cousin Paul Will be inder the sod." The girl sat up and stared at hlra. "Don't be a fool, Reggie," she said ffith a sneer. "Cousin John says Paul will be able to go out of the house very won, that by next week he can go inywhere he likes." Reginald got up lazily. He said lomethlng under his breath that made lis sister struggle to her feet She itood a moment and gazed with star- led eyes at the door that had closed Reggie on the other side of It Now, what'd he mean by that?" the wondered dully. "What did he nean by saying that if he could help t Cousin Paul would never drive again. t wonder Just what he meant by that!" Reggie knew what he meant by his arords If Katherlne didn't. He tntend- d to put Dr. Paul out of the way, Jigs helping his mother as well as ilmself. He wanted to get away from Ithaca, to leave the town that always put him In mind of Tonnlbel Devon, riie least wind that blew brought back he awful moment when he and Devon 5ad discovered the girl had drowned herself, and because of his tormenting :onsclence he drank more heavily ev try day. After leaving his sister he went to his room where he filled him self up with brandy. The drunker he got the more dim grew the picture )f Tony's pale, terrified face. He slept soddenly for an hour or so ind only awoke when a servant rapped it the door and told him dinner was ready. He was too 111 to get up and By GRACE MILLER WHITE lay staring hopelessly about the room. Then suddenly out of the shadows In the corner floated Tonnlbel Devon. He groaned and turned slowly In the bed. Instead of getting better he was get ting worse. The ghost of Devon's daughter was haunting him In every one of his sober hours. He hated Ithaca and every one In it. If Dr. Paul were dead He sat up, his head whirling, ne crawled to the floor, went to the bath room and soaked his head In cold wa ter. Then he sent a servant for a pot of strong coffee. So happy was Dr. Paul to have Ton nlbel back that he Insisted on sitting up to his dinner. "It was a long hour, my dear," he said, smiling. "But I'm glad you went out. He's a nice fellow, Philip. My brother and I have often wished our young cousin would pattern after him, but it does seem as if nothing can be done with him. Even his mother has no Influence over him." "I've never seen him," stated Ton nlbel. "He's scarcely ever at home," an swered Dr. Paul, "and the worst of It Is, he gives no explanation as to where he goes." Then after dinner as usual Tonnlbel, with Gussie Piglet In her arms, read from the Bible. The clock struck ten when she arose softly and began to prepare for the night. By the even breathing of the man on the bed she knew he was asleep, and as quiet as a mouse she crept about softly so as not to arouse him. The suite directly back of Paul Pendlehaven's had been given to her. She went Into her bed room and made ready to retire. Then over her night robe she drew a light kimono. She turned oft the electric switch and stood near the window looking out Her heart sang with gladness. She had but to hearken back to tho afternoon to hear a dear voice telling her of a great love, love for her, Ton nlbel Devon. How very much she had to be thankful for! Suddenly she saw the tall tree di rectly In front of Dr. Paul's room shake as if a giant hand were clutch- Through the Break in the Netting She Thrust Her Fiat Ing at Its roots. How could that be? There wasn't any wind, not even a breeze. Her heart Jumped Into her throat as she crept away from the window and back into Pendlehaven's room. The little night lamp glimmered dimly above the small table with its load of medicine glasses. She stood In the shadow and peered through the screen. There among the dripping branches was the quiet figure of a man. Her mind went immediately to her father, but she put the thought of him away, for the form In the tree was much more slender than Uriah Devon's. Dr. Pendlehaven still slept, his face turned toward the wall, and Tonnlbel squatted down at the foot of the bed, keeping the dark figure In the tree In the line of her vision. She dared not leave the room, nor dared she call out. How often Dr. John had told her that his brother must be kept free from shocks of every kind. For an other ten minutes she leaned her chin on her hand, still keeping her eyes on the window. Then she saw the flutter of a wistaria branch against tne screen and" knew that the hour had come. Another tense silence for several minutes, then a little scraping sound as if a sharp instrument was moving over wire. Some one was try ing to get In. Tonnlbel crawled for ward on her knees until she was di rectly in front of Dr. Paul. She sank back against the bed and waited. The scraping sound at length ceased. With a forward shove of her head, Tonnlbel saw that the wire netting had been ripped fully a foot and then she saw a hand move little by little through the opening, until a long arm was fully inside the room. Tony watched it fascinated. Then she saw It waver toward the table, pause, open and lay some little pellets down with out a sound. Then long white fingers drew off the covers of the glasses Copyright by the H. K. Fly Company noiselessly and picked up the pellets ( one after another and dropped them silently Into the medicine. As quietly the covers were restored, and the arm slowly withdrawn. Directly beneath the window, Tonnlbel rose up. There through the faint light she was staring Into the face of Reginald Brown. Instantly she recognized him, and all the terror of that duy when he and her brutal father had placed a menacing shadow over her swept her nearly off her feet. Reginald had come not only to harm Paul Pendlehaven, but to get her I "Stand by, Salvation of the Lord," shot across her tortured soul, and then through the break In the wire netting she thrust her clenched fist. Reginald A took the blow she gave him without an audible sound and fell backward Into the garden below. He was paralyzed by the blazing eyes and the memory that the body of the ghost-girl was somewhere beneath the broad surface of Lake Cayuga. Tonnlbel heard him land on the soft grass, and for a few seconds she stood panting against the window. Then she withdrew her arm and crouched down on the floor. What had her father's pal put In Dr. Paul's medicine? Minute by min ute she became more acutely sure that no good had been Intended. Silently she took up the glasses and carried them to her own room. Then she slip ped out into the hall, ran along the corridor and rapped softly on John Pendlehaven's apartments. Twice she repeated her summons In nervous little rap-taps that penetrated Dr. John's sound slumber. When he recognized her, opened the door and noticed how white sne was, he drew her Instantly to him and shut the door. Between chattering teeth she began to tell him the dreadful tale. As she went on A'lth the story the listener's face grew much concerned. "Somebody's tried to poison him," he cried, taking a long breath. "My God, who could be so damnable as that? Come, let me get the stuff." Together they stole back to Tonnl bel's room and Dr. John carried away the medicine with him, leaving Tony with a caution not to speak of the matter to his brother. Putting on his clothes, John went outside and made a tour of the house. It wasn't difficult to find the place where the man had fallen, but there was no sign of him anywhere. Tonmbel did not sleep at all that night But very early In the morning she arose and slipped Into Dr. Paul's room and put back the medicine Dr. John had given ber. During the morning Dr. John Pen dlehaven softly entered her room. He came forward, his hands outstretched, his face white and very grave. "Darling little girl," he whispered, with much emotion. "You have saved my brother's life. The villain, who ever he was, put the rankest kind of poison In It. He must have gotten lt from some doctor, for no druggist would have sold It to him. "Mebbe he's dead," replied Tony gen tly, with an expression of awe. "It was a long tumble he took." "No ; he got away I I've hunted the place over for him. Would you know him again if you saw him?" "Sure," replied Tony, nodding, but she said no more. To tell him who the man was would mean to break the solemn oath she had made on the Christ to her mother. A timid knock brought the conversa tion to a close. Mrs. Curtis was at the threshold when Pendlehaven open ed the door. "I've been looking the house over for you, John," she began. "Boy's got a headache! He said for you not to bother to come to him, but to give me something to make him sleep." "Is he drunk?" demanded Pendle haven. Mrs. Curtis began to cry. "John, how unkind!" she sniffled from the haven of her handkerchief. "The moment the child complains ev erybody accuses him of drinking. No, of course, be Isn't drunk." For many days Reginald Curtis tossed fitfully In bed, tortured by the thought that he would never cease being haunted by Tony Devon's spirit He dared not get up, for he was cov ered with bruises from his fall, and added to his misery, he imagined ev- ery time the door opened he Wis go ing to be arrested. But no such thing happened, and one afternoon when Dr. John was gone and his mother and Katherlne were shopping down town, he crawled out of bed and made his way softly from the house. Uriah Devon had ventured back to the Hoghole with his canal boat, so when Reginald appeared aboard her Devon met him with a growl. "Where In h 1 you been all this time, Rege?" he demanded In a sinis ter tone. Reggie shuddered, as he sank down on the bench. "I'm going crazy," he muttered. "I've been awful sick." (TO BE CONTINUED.) The trouble with too many children Is that the education of the parents has been sadly neglected.