The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, May 04, 1922, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, andwOther
Things Worth Knowing.,
There is no intention of completely
abandoning Camp Lewis, Secretary of
War Weeks assured Senator Poindex
ter Tuesday.
Mary Garden has announced her re
tirement as director-general of the
Chicago Opera company. She had held
the position for the past year.
It Is unwise for tourists to, go to
China, owing-to the disturbed military
conditions there, Jacob G. Schurman,
American minister at Pekln, said
Tuesday in a message to Americans
in Toklo who had asked his advice.
Parliament has adopted a resolution
in favor of raising Immediately $100,
000 for the use of Captains Coutinbo
and Sacadura, the Portuguese aviators
who recently flew from Lisbon to the
St. Paul'B Rocks off the coast of
Now York customs officials an
nounced Tuesday that they were work
ing to smash a rich bootlegger ring
which they charged had mobilized a
fleet of ex-submarine chasers to meet
creation of America's "dry navy."
A man-eating shark was caught by
fishermen a short distance outside the
Golden Gate Tuesday and was placed
on exhibition in a downtown meat
market. Marine men said that tho
man-eating sharks rarely visit this
Twenty-one fatalities had been re
ported Tuesday night as a result of
severe storms In north central Texas.
Seventeen deaths at Fort Worth, one
negro drowned at Waco, and a negro
man and woman at Palmer, made up
the list.
Seventy thousand acres of land near
Cairo, 111., Is completely covered with
water, which is not expected to recede
for four weeks, according to a survey
made by Mayor Rhoades of Cairo.
Additional supplies aro being sent to
the section.
The shooting super-star, described
by New Jerseyites as "bigger than the
moon," which Sunday night ended a
brief but lurid pyrotechnic career with
a plunge into the Atlantic, struck
about five miles south of the Toms
river coast guard station, it was estab
lished. More than 3500 persons aro home
less and at least 1500 homes in the
Trinity valley between Arlington
Heights and Fort Worth, Tex., are in
undated, according to advlcos received
at the office of the southwestern di
vision of tho American Red Cross in
St. Louis.
William L. Wood, 35 years old, city
editor of tho Durango (Colo.) Herald,
was shot and killed Monday by Rod
S. Day, 47, editor of the Durango Demo
crat. The shooting took place on
Main street In the business district
Day gave himself up and was held at
the sheriff's office. No witnesses to
tho shooting have been found.
Plans for wiping out the deficit of
tho republican national committee
said to amount to about $500,000, were
discussed at a meeting between Chair
man Adams, Treasurer Upham and
Charles D Wiles, the latter commit
teeman for New York and chairman
of tho finance committee. It was said
that no difficulty was anticipated in
raising funds to cover the deficit.
Vice-President Coolldge, several
members of the senato and house of
representative! and many other per
sons prominent in public business and
social life were among some 600 pa
trons of the Now Willard hotel who
were routed from their beds at an
early hour Sunday morning by a fire
which swept the top floor of the ten-
story graystono structure at Pennsyl
vanla avenue and Fourteenth street.
Boiling down the ten commandments
for brevity's sake, the suggested re
vision in the prayer book, if accepted
by the general convention of the Epis
copal church at Portland, Or., in Sep
tember will allow clergymen to em
ploy either the short or long forms.
Five of the commandments stand as
heretofore, without blue penciling.
The Joint commission on the book of
common prayer has recommended the
Supreme Court Says Stockyard Uusi-
ness Interstate in Character,
Washington, D. C The packer and
stockyard regulation act of 1921,
which was put through congress large
ly through the efforts of the agricul
tural bloc, was held constitutional
Monday by the supreme court.
Declaring the stockyards "are not
a place of rest, or final destination,
but a throat through which the cur
rent flows and the transactions which
occur there are only incident to this
current from the west to the east, and
from one state to another," the court
described the livestock business con
ducted in the yards as interstate In
Congress, in the act, "treats the va
rious stockyards of the country as
great national public utilities to pro
mote the flow of commerce," Chief
Justice Taft stated in delivering the
opinion of the court, "and assumed
that they conduct a business affected
by a public use of a national character
Bubject to national regulations. That
It is a business within the power of
regulation by legislative action needs
no discussion."
The law was challenged by certain
commission merchants and dealers in
the Chicago stockyards, who brought
separate suits in an effort to restrain
tho secretary of agriculture from en
forcing the law.
The opinion reviewed at length the
frequent court proceedings involving
transactions at the Chicago stock
yards against the packers and an
nounced that "whatever amounts to
more or less constant practice and
threatens to obstruct or unduly to
burden the freedom of interstate com
merce is within the regulatory power
of congress under the commerce
"It Is primarily for congress to con
sider and decide the fact of the dan
ger and meet It," he continued. "This
court will certainly not substitute its
judgment for that of congress In such
a matter unless the relation of the
subject to interstate commerce and
Its effect upon it are clearly non
existent." U. S. RECOGNITION
Washington, D. C The American
government stands unshaken in its
determination that Russia must put
her own house In order before she
cafl expect political recognition by the
United States.
Making his first statement of policy
regarding Russian affairs since the
subject came to the fore at Genoa,
Secretary Hughes Monday told a dele
gation of women at the state depart
ment that before any outside power
could resume full relations with Rus
sia she must herself adopt a policy of
sound internal reconstruction. He
added that the American people were
anxious to do all they could, but would
not attempt to extend credit where
there was no sound basis for 1.
No particular form of government
was cited as desirable or undesirable
by the secretary, nor did he mention
any of the developments which have
influenced the fortunes of the soviet
since the Genoa conference began.
He did suggest, however, that the
principle of self-government in Russia
was "somewhat complicated" by the
efforts of some soviet officials to in
terfere In the domestic affairs of other
The delegation to which the secre
tary addressed his pronouncement
represented the international league
for peace and freedom and had
brought to the state department a
petition for full political recognition
of the soviet regime.
Arbuckle Is Called.
Chicago. Roscoe Arbuckle, motion
picture comedian, was invited to ap
pear before the council judiciary com
mittee Monday and defend himself
against a resolution which would bar
his films from being shown in Chi
cago. The resolution was based on rev
elations made at Arbuckle's recent
trial .it which he was acquitted of any
connection with the death of Virginia
Happe, film actress.
New Orleans. Relief organizations
continued work Monday among the
thousands of homeless in the stricken
flood zones of Louisiana aud Missis
sippi. Particular efforts were directed
to the area In central eastern Louis
iana, where a lake of more than 1400
square miles now stands on fertile
farm lands and commercial towns as
a result of the breaking of the levee
of the Mississippi river near Ferriday.
Bucharest, Roumanla. Upward of
100 persons were killed Sunday In a
mine explosion In the Lupeni district
of Transylvania. The bodies of 50
victims were completely carbonized
while those of the others were blown
to pieces.
City of Pekin Is Placed Under
Martial Law.
President Hsu Shih Chang Points to
Serious Consequences if For
eign Interests Are Hurt.
London. An airplane used by the
Chi Li forces flying from Paotingfu
to Fengtai, dropped a bomb, but with
out much damage, near a train carry
ing a detachment of American ma
rines to Pekin, says a dispatch to the
London Times from Pekin.
Pekin. Martial law was declared in
Pekin Sunday.
The armies of General Chang Tso
Lin and General Wu Pel-Fu fought
continuously throughout the day. The
fighting centered around Changsin
tlen, 12 miles distant. A government
communique said Chang Tso-Lin was
victorious in the fighting at Machang.
The American legation has request
ed Washington to send another war
ship to Tientsin.
Commander Charles T. Hutchins,
American naval attache at the lega
tion here, returned from the battle
field. The automobile he used flew
the American flag.
He reported that firing had not
ceased during the last 36 hours. From
a hillside overlooking the Hun river
he witnessed the operations of both
armies, with Chang Tso-Lln's troops
holding tho village of Changsintien
and the Wu Pei-Fu forces two miles
southward fighting desperately to ad
Smoke from the cannon enveloped
the hillside; shells were bursting in
the trenches; camels were to be seen
transporting guns to various points
and refugees were observed running
from their homes. A vivid picture of
the seriousness of the struggle was
About 1000 dead or wounded were
observed by Commander Hutchins.
Both sides appeared to be shelling
wide areas. The relative position of
the contending forces did not seem to
have changed materially since the
battle began.
The opinion expressed by Com
mander Hutchins was that Wu Pei
Fu's object was to push forward and
capture Pekin, with a view to con
trolling affairs from the capital.
Chang Tso-Lin asserted that Wu Pel
Fu was ambitious to become a Chi
nese Napoleon. He declared that
peace would not be possible until Wu
Pei-Fu was captured and banished
like Napoleon. When Wu Pel-Fu wis
captured, Chang Tso-Lin said he was
willing to resign and assist in abolish
ing the Chinese system of military
President Hsu Shih Chang, in con
sequence of tho hostilities, Sunday
Issued three proclamations, calling at
tention to tho serious consequences
to China which might result from the
jeopardizing of foreign interests.
The first proclamation said the Chi
nese people were terrified, that mer
chants were suffering losses and the
industry of the nation was demoral
ized. Therefore, it was demanded
that Chang Tso-Lin and Wu Pei-Fu
immediately withdraw their armies.
Foresters Discuss Plan.
Washington, D. C Methods of ap
portioning among the states federal
funds for co-operative protection of
forest lands against fire were dis
cussed Saturday at a conference be
tween foresters from 25 states and
officials of the forest service. The
federal government now contributes
$400,000 yearly toward the cost of
maintaining state systems of protec
turn and more than 200,000,000 acres
of forest laud is now receiving some
form of fire protection through the
co-operation of state and federal for
est officials.
The states represented at the con
ference Included Oregon, Washington,
Idaho, California, Maine, Massachu
setts, Minnesota, Montana, Texas and
Society Women Accused.
Philadelphia, Pa. Miss Mary Win
sor and her sister, Mrs. Rebecca
Evans, both prominent socially, were
held in bail of $1000 each Saturday on
charges of resisting arrest, breach of
the peace and inciting to riot. The
charges grew out of their arrest at the
Metropolitan opera house after police
had frustrated their plans to distrib
ute cards bearing an appeal to Presi
dent Harding to grant amnesty to pris
oners convicted of war-time offenses.
A Now Romance of
When he got upstairs, he looked at
himself In the gltiss. How white and
thin he bad grown ! He looked as If
he had died and was trying to come
to life again. He was frightened al
most out of his wits too. Then Ton
nlbel Devon really was In the house. It
hadn't been her ghost that had thrown
him bodily from the window sill after
all. Uriah, knowing that, had come
and made a demand for his daughter
and had been arrested. Perhaps he
would be arrested also, nnd for a
crime worse than stealing. Had the
girl mentioned the fact of his trying
to poison Paul I'entllehaven? If she
hadn't, would she? When Mrs. Cur
tis came In to ask how be felt, he was
crumpled in a big chair, shaking as
if he had been attacked with ague.
"My goodness, Reggie, you look
awful," she said, coming to his side.
"Tell me, child, what's the matter?"
"There's matter enough," faltered
the boy. "If you don't want me ar
rested like that man today, then give
me some money to get out with."
He dropped his head, and for a mo
ment she stood staring at him. Then
her mother-heart relaxed, and she
sank beside his chair.
"Darling," she crooned, "darling
boy, go to your Cousin John and tell
him all about it. He will forgive you
and help you"
The boy bounded up, maddened be
yond endurance.
"Great God," he cried, "he'd box
me up for ten years! No, no, you've
got to help me get away from Ithaca.
I must have money I"
"Wait," said Mrs. Curtis, and she
hurried from the room.
When she appeared before Doctor
John in his office, he arose hastily.
"What's the matter, Sarah?" he
"John," she entreated, forgetting to
raise her handkerchief to wipe away
her tears, "I must have some money
tonight. A lot of It!"
"For Reggie?" boomed forth Pend
dlehaven. "Yes, he's sick, and I want to send
him away, John. Oh! You can't re
fuse me this, you simply can't."
"Going away doesn't seem to help
your son any, as I see," answered the
doctor. "He might better stay home.
Wait till I tell you.somethlng, Sarah,"
he went on with a wave of his hand
to stop her plea. "You are ruining
that boy. Three-quarters of the time
you don't know where ho is, and he
drinks like a flsh."
The woman knew what her cousin
said was true; but the money she had
to have. Yet she dared not confess
what made It necessary.
"But this time, John," she wept
brokenly, "he'll go to a place I send
him. He's promised he would. John,
you must help me."
Pendlehaven sat down and took up
the book he had been reading.
"I refuse to hand out any more
money for that hoy," said he. "Let
him stay awhile, Sarah, and see how
that works out. . . . No. no, there's
no use of your begging me, I refuse
Mrs. Curtis fled nwny almost dis
tracted. If she should see her son
taken to prison like Devon had been
that afternoon, It would kill her. And
"My Goodneses, Reggie, You Look
how could she face him without a
means to help htm escape! If she
could only gain admission to Cousin
Paul! He had always been the more
tender hearted of the two.
For a while she walked up and
down her room, wringing her hands.
She was In a state of terrible anxiety
when Katherlne came In.
"He's got to go," repented Mrs. Cur
tis, after she had told the whole story
tn her daughter. "He says he'll be
arrested if he doesn't nnd has made
me promise not to tell John. Oh, If I
could only get to Paul."
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"No one but that girl Is allowed
near him," Hushed back Katherlne.
"By John's orders," supplemented
Mrs. Curtis.
Katherlne's Up curled.
"Then why not appenl to her,
mamma? Perhaps she'd reach the
ears of his majesty, the Lord Al
mighty," said she.
"Oh, Kathie, don't be horrid,"
sobbed her mother. "You know very
well I couldn't ask him through her."
"Then what will you do?" demand
ed the girl. "You say Cousin John
won't help Rege, and you refuse to
ask the girl to ask Cousin Paul. Then
what will you do?"
"You ask her, Kathie," said Mrs.
Curtis, in coaxing tones.
Katherlne tossed her head.
"You've got a nerve to send me to
her for anything," she shot back. "I
will not!"
Mrs. Curtis came forward with
trembling footsteps.
"Not for your brother's sake? Oh,
Kathie, do!"
"No, I won't," said the girl. "So
just don't ask me. Reggie's not my
son, and I haven't any sympnthy for
him." With that she made for the
door and was gone.
For over an hour the anguished
mother walked up and down. Then
as if she nad at last reached a con
clusion, she went to the servants'
quarters. There she sent the maid to
ask Tonnlbel to come out to Doctor
Paul's conservatory for a minute.
Tony silently stared at the white
woman when they came face to face.
Mrs. Curtis swallowed her pride, gulp
ing at the lumps that rose in her
"I'm sorry about this afternoon,
Miss Devon," she said. "I really didn't
Tonnlbel thought In a flash that
Mrs. Curtis must have gotten re
ligion; nothing but a softening of
heart could account for the apology.
"Never mind," she choked. "I'm
awfully sorry about my daddy, but if
he will be bad, then I suppose be
must go to jail."
This statement renewed the dread
In Mrs. Curtis' heart about her son.
"Could you take a message to my
Cousin Paul for me?" she ventured.
"What is it?" asked Tonnlbel,
"My son Is ill," Mrs. Curtis ex
plained tearfully, "and he must go
away. I haven't any money, but If
Paul knew about It he'd help me.
Will you ask him?"
Tony thought a minute.
"Not tonight!" she replied. "Mebbe
Doctor John "
"No, he hates my son," the other
cried passionately. "Oh, you mustn't
say anything to him about It."
Tonnlbel Devon was awfully
tempted to refuse the haughty woman
who had pulled her around by the
hair only that afternoon. But she re
membered Philip, remembered his
love for her, and relented.
"Come along back tomorrow morn
ing, and mebbe I can get you some,"
she answered, walking away. Then
over her shoulder she flung back, "I'll
try, anyhow."
With this last statement Mrs. Cur
tis had to be satisfied. Reggie suf-'
fered dreadfully the night through,
his mother sitting at his bedside.
Tony Devon also had been awake
most of the night. In the morning
after breakfast, she set about gather
ing courage to approach Doctor Paul.
With Gussie Piglet in her arms, she
sat down beside him, and now the
minute was there to speak, Tony
didn't know how to begin. But to be
gin meant to begin, Tony bad learned,
so she coughed and blurted :
"Your cousin, Mrs. Curtis, is kind
of pretty, ain't she?"
"She would be If she didn't cry so
much," responded Doctor Paul.
This gave Tony the opening she
"Her boy's awful sick, so she says,"
she broke out, "that's why she cries.
If he don't go away, he'll die, mebbe."
The lovely gray eyes grew darker
as they searched his, and Doctor Taul
leaned over and looked keenly nt her.
"Did Cousin Sarah ask you to come
to me, little girl?" he questioned In a
kindly tone.
Tonnlbel nodded.
"She says Doctor John don't like
her boy, and mebbe you'd help her,"
said the girl, blushing.
The man considered the red face a
"Would It please you to have me
help her and him?" he then queried.
"I should think you'd be the last per
son to ask that. My brother told me
she's always very unkind to yon."
"She don't know any better," re
plied Tony. "She's never learned
what lovln' awful hard means, and
mebbe she's so worried over her boy
she's got to be horrid to some one."
Paul Pendlehaven laughed, then he
grew grave. "Perhaps that's It. Now
do you think you could find my cousin
and bring her here?"
Tonnlbel looked at him doubtfully.
"She might make you nervous," she
said dubiously.
"I dont think so," replied the doc
tor, smiling. "I'm so much better. We
won't speuk of this to John, and I
won't get nervous." He made the
last promise because the girl's face
was troubled and anxious.
Tonnlbel nodded and hurried out.
She knew which room Mrs Curtis oc
cupied and sought the other wing of
the house. When she knocked at the
door, a woman's voice called a low:
"Come in!"
Tony stepped Inside and, turning,
shut the door before she took a sur
vey of the room. When she did, she
almost fainted. Reggie Brown, the
awful man she had known In the
eanalboat days, tire man who had
dropped the poison into Paid Pendle
haven's medicine, was seated very
near Mrs. Curtis, and Katherlne was
by the window, wearing a very bored
An exclamation came from each
one of the three as the girl faced
them, looking as If she were ready to
"You didn't get the money then,
girl," demanded Mrs. Curtis, sharply.
"Reggie dear, I didn't tell you last
night, but your Cousin John refused
me when I asked him for help, and I
had to reach Paul through"
Tony's eyes were on Reginald, who
was crouching lower In Ids chair. Her
forward, staggering step broke off the
speaker's explanation.
"You want the money for him?" she
cried, pointing a finger toward the
cringing boy.
Sirs. Curtis nodded.
"Yes, he's my son," she answered.
Tony drew a long breath, letting It
hiss out through her teeth.
"If he's your son. ma'am," she said
falteringly, "then you got a murderer
for a son. He tried he tried to
poison Doctor Paul."
Mrs. Curtis got up slowly, a cold
rage rising in her pale eyes. Kath
erlne came forward to her mother's
side, but Reginald remained silent.
"You lie," snarled Mrs. Curtis.
"I don't He," cried Tony, hoarsely.
"I don't lie, either. Look at him, and
"You Want the Money for Him?" She
see if he ain't guilty. He did put
poison in Doctor Phil's medicine, and
I pushed him off the window. But I
didn't know he was your son."
By forcing her eyes around, the
mother caught sight of her boy,
"Reggie," she screamed, "for God's
love, don't look that way. Why don't
you tell the huzzy she lies! Tell her
you'll go to your cousins and let them
know of her accusations. I'll go my
self!" She darted across the room, but
Reginald's husky voice called her
"Don't do that," he walled. "Don't
do It, mater! What she says Is true.
I did exactly that thing. I I tried to
kill Cousin Paul."
Mrs. Curtis sank down with a
groan, and Katherine uttered a cry.
"I thought you wanted me to, ma
ter," went on the boy, wearily. "I
thought you said, If he died, we'd get
money "
"But, my God, I didn't want you to
kill him," moaned Mrs. Curtis.
"I didn't," said Reggie.
"But you tried," thrust In Tonnlbel.
"And you've told my cousins, eh?"
he asked hopelessly.
"No, I didn't," denied Tony. "I
'spose mebbe I would have, but I
didn't know you belonged here. I
knew you used to steal with my
daddy and do all sorts of wicked
Mrs. Curtis cried out again.
"But I didn't know you'd try to kill
a poor sick man," Tony went on, "and
then send your ma to get money of
"You'll tell him, I know you will,
you terrible girl," screamed Katherlne,
no longer able to restrain herself.
Tonnlbel thought quickly. Cousin
Paul Pendlehaven lived In the house
with an enemy who had tried to take
his life. This same enemy had tried
to destroy her, too.
"You said he was going away?" she
questioned Mrs. Curtis presently.
"Didn't you?"
"If I get money," put In Reggie,
drearily, "I will."
"Doctor Paul wants to see you,
ma'am," said Tonnlbel, her dark gray
eyes fixed on the woman, "and If he
goes," she pointed at Reginald, "and
stays a long time, I'll keep mum.
Completely overlooking Katherlne,
Tony ran out of the room. The next
day she didn't look up when she
heard Doctor John tell Doctor Paul
that Reginald hod left Ithaca. When
she peeped at Doctor Paul, be smiled
at her.