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and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Senator Polndexter returned to the
senate Tuesday for the first time
since he underwent an operation at
Georgetown hospital two weeks ago.
Marshall Field III of Chicago has
purchased for $25,000 the 3-year-old
filly Emotion by Friar Rock-Affection,
It was announced Monday at Jamaica
track, New York.
President Harding was asked In a
memorial presented to him by Thomas
F. Flaherty, secretary of the national
federation of postoffice clerks, to as
sist In obtaining a "proper observ
ance" of the postal eight-hour law.
An agreement between the free
state and the republican factions of
the Dail Eireann regarding the forth
coming Irish elections and other ques
tions was reached Sunday afternpon,
according to advices received In Bel
fast. Secretary Mellon has authorized
federal reserve banks to redeem in
cash, at par and accrued Interest, be
fore June 15, treasury certificates of
indebtedness of the series dated June
15, 1921, and December 12, 1921, both
maturing June 15, 1922.
" Provision for a regular army of 133,
000 men and 12,500 officers was made
Tuesday by the senate military com
mittee in virtually completing revision
of the annual army appropriation bill.
House appropriations were Increased
by the senate committee about $46,
000,000. District Attorney Brady of San Fran
cisco called the county grand jury to
a special meeting Tuesday night to
consider activities of the Ku Klux
Klan. Earlier he announced he had
received a series of letters containing
warnings against further investigation
of the klan.
Chairman McCumber may bring up
the soldiers' bonus bill In senate fi
nance committee majority without
waiting for President Harding to com
municate his views on the amended
house measure. He said he would try
to get the bill before majority some
time this week.
The French foreign office Tuesday
night, was without any confirmation
of the reports clrcultously reaching
Paris that a revolution had broken out
In Bulgaria and that King Boris had
fled. The Bulgarian legation, more
over, has lsBued a denial of the re
Announcement was made Tuesday
by the department of justice that
Prostdent Harding had commuted the
sentences of Joseph G. Gordon, Albert
W. Wehde and George V. Boehm, all
of Chicago, convicted of wartime of
fenses. The commutation in each
case is effective at once.
Electrical transmission of power will
yet be developed to a 1000-mile radius,
Secretary of Commerce Hoover de
clared Saturday In an address made
from Washington over a long dls-
tance loud speaking telephone to a
convention of the National Electric
Light association, meeting in Atlantic
The two Chinese men and two white
girls, Bisters, who obtained marriage
licenses in Vancouver, Wash., Monday,
but were refused the services of sev
eral of the members of the Vancouver
Ministerial association, finally found
a retired minister, Rev. W. II. Swartz
of the Baptist church, who performed
Adam Prochowskl, known as "the
chloroform burglar," of Chicago, who
escaped from Jollot penitentiary some
time ago, was shot and killed early
Tuesday In an attempt to enter the
hom of Henry A. Blair, president of
the Chicago Surface lines. The bur
glar was killed by a private watch
man, an ex-army captain.
Prohibition in the United States and
several Canadian provinces has been
a "big contribution to the spiritual
regeneration of the world," said Lady
Astor Tuesday In a farewell state
ment, summing up her opinions on
the dry question. Special workers had
told her, she said, that the Salvation
Army, societies and churches now had
a greatly reduced task as a result of
the dry laws.
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IN BRIEF. 1
Bend. Three offers for the reclama
tion of the remainder of the Tumalo
Irrigation dlstriot, 11,000 acres, were
received Saturday afternoon, when the
district director opened bids at Tu
malo. Pendleton. Nearly one-fifth of the
estimated 6,000,000-bushel wheat- crop
of Umatilla county has been contract
ed for the flat price of $1 a bushel for
delivery at harvest time, according to
grain men of this city.
Gresham. J. M. Hillyard, county
road supervisor, Is placing a light coat
of gravel on the roads in the Gresham
district. This Improvement Is done
to protect the pavement from the heat
and means longer life for our roads.
Fossil. Wheeler county will be well
represented at Canyon City June 8, 9
and 10, when the Canyon City Commer
cial club, known as the "Whisky Gulch
Gang," will stage the celebration com
memorating the discovery of gold on
Klamath Falls. To build up the
livestock Industry of Klamath county,
which was practically hindered during
the war, prominent cattlemen of Kla
math county are shipping In 10,000
head of beef cattle to be distributed
over a number of ranches.
Eugene. Charles Hall, who was de
feated In the Oregon primaries for the
republican nomination for governor by
a Bmall plurality by Governor Olcott,
will contest the election, according to
word received here Sunday from
Marshfield, Mr. Hall's home.
Dallas. Nearly one-half block of
business houses on the north side of
Court street in this city was destroyed
by fire which started shortly after
noon Saturday in the restaurant of
Stanton & Arnold. The loss was $30,
000, partly covered by insurance.
Brownsville. A Brownsville special
election which had been set for June
8 to decide a bond issue" for deepening
and cleaning out the mill race, has
been canceled as Mayor E. E. White
has learned that no municipality can
Issue bonds or aid financially a private
La ' Grande. A loss of $5000 was
caused by fire on the farm of Herbert
Myers when Meyers' garage caught
fire as the result of escaping gas fumes
coming In contact with a blow torch
he was using In repairing his car. The
car, garage, apple house and a barn
were totally destroyed.
Eugene. R. C. Stlllwell of this city
announces that beginning May 30 he
will Btart a line of automobile stages
between Portland and San Francisco.
Ho says the trip each way will be
made In two and one-halt days and
that he will operate two cars each with
a capacity of 15 passengers.
Eugene. A fund of $750,000 Is ex
pected to be available soon for the use
of Lake county students wishing to
attend any state school In Oregon, ac
cording to administration officials.
This sum is the first made to Lake
county students by the will of the late
Dr. Bernard Daly of Lakeview.
Dallas. John Wlldt, 19, died in the
Dallas hospital Saturday from a frac
tured skull sustained when a timber
fell from a barn being erected on the
farm of his brother, Jacob Wlldt, at
Broadmead. Young Wildt Is survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Wlldt, Sr., two brothers and four sis
Eugene. Farmers of Lane county
will receive additional federal farm
loans amounting to $85,000, according
to W. A. Ayres, secretary of the First
National Farm Loan association of
Lane county. Mr. Ayres and S. A. San
ford, appraiser of the federal loan
bank, have been appraising a number
of farms lately.
Salem. Following a meeting of the
state highway commission Saturday
afternoon, it was announced tha,t four
highway construction jobs In Lane
county, for which contracts were lot,
but which were held up pending com
pletion of arrangements between the
state and county, will be put under
Brownsville. Posters are on display
here advertising the reproduction of
battle scenes in the Rogue river Indian
war. The spectacle will be presented
on the evening of June 15 at the Linn
county pioneers' picnic. Chief John
will lead something like 100 yelling
redskin warriors against the block
house, and In the grand battle which
will ensue the fort will take fire and
Hood River. Walter Woolpert, sales
manager of Dan Wullle & Co., London,
apple shtpplng concern, northwestern
headquarters of which are located here,
says final returns have been made to
growers. The average on 300,000 boxes
of apples handled from various Oregon
and Washington districts was $1,452.
About 4 per cent of tho apples were
exported to England, the export aver
age reaching $1.55.
IN RAIL PAY
Decreased Cost of Living Given
As Cause of Ruling.
LABOR BOARD DECIDES
Common Labor Inclnded In Seduction
Averaging About Five Cents
Hourly for Each.
Chicago. More than $48,000,000
yearly was slashed from the wages of
400,000 railway employes In a decision
of the United States railroad labor
board Sunday night.
The decreases, which averaged five
cents an hour in the majority of cases,
followed cuts of $400,000,000 made last
July by the board. Sunday's decision,
however, affected mostly maintenance
of way workers, although decisions
are pending affecting other classifica
If the wage cuts made In the latest
decision are extended to other classif
ications expected soon, it was pointed
out In railway circles, that much of
the $600,000,000 increase given by the
board in 1920 would be wiped out and
wages restored to a level which rail
way officials had told the board would
lead to' a new era of development and
open the way to the employment of
The decision was signed by the
three railway members of the board
and the three members representing
the public. A dissenting opinion was
filed by the three members represent
ing the labor group. The majority
opinion said that the wage cuts effec
tive on July 1, were made in accord
ance with decreases in the cost of
living. The minority opinion contend
ed that the wage scale provided in
the decision was insufficient to sus
tain life on the basis of American
All of the former differentials were
continued in the present decision, it
being stated that the wages of this
class of employes have not been stand
ardized and uniform throughout the
country, and will not be made so un
der the decision. The wages of track
laborers at present rates range from
28 to 40 cents an hour. Under the
decision they will range from 23 to
35 cents an hour.
The decision asserted that under
the new scale common labor on the
roads still will be receiving a rate
higher than that paid similar labor
in most other industries.
In a statistical table based on the
figures on wages and the cost of living
by the department of labor, which Is
incorporated in the decision, the board
declared that while the cost of living
in March, 1921 (last available govern
ment figures), was approximately 17.2
per cent more than that of December,
1917, the hourly rate of pay for main
tenance of way employes under the
present decision will be S9.4 per cent
above the hourly rates of December,
1917, and the purchasing power of the
wages of employes affected by the
present decision will be 44.5 per cent
more than the purchasing power of
their wages in 1917.
U. S. Marines Leave China.
Manila, P. I. Admiral Joseph
Strauss, commander of the Asiatic
squadron, who has just returned from
China, brought back with him the
three companies of American marines
he took there a few weeks ago, when
Internal strife In China seemed to re
quire precautions to protect American
citizens and property. The marines
returned on the flagship Huron which
took them to China. They were not
needed to maintain order to protect
American Interests, Admiral Strauss
Epsom Salt Beds Found.
Bend, Or. Enough Epsom salts to
supply the world, table salt sufficient
for all central Oregon at least and a
valuable salt of potassium of quantity
not yet determined these are the
mineral ingredients of two small lakes
nine or ten miles beyond Fort Rock,
reports W. A. Beaver. Rights on the
lakes have been, secured by W. A.
Beaver, his sons, Ray and Troy, Ted
Povey and two others. The lakes are
now being worked on a small scale.
Harding for 8-Hour Day.
Washington, D. C President Hard'
ing took action Saturday affecting
more than 50,000 postal clerks and
carriers throughout the country when
he approved a recommendation of the
postoffice department for the estab
lishment of a strict eight-hour basis
for postal employes.
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The Shadow of the Sheltering Pines
A New Romance of the Storm Country
CHAPTER XVI Continued.
Tony didn't reply, nor did she look
at the speaker. Her mind was follow
ing her mother along the boulevard,
yes, even down the lonely forest path
to the Dirty Mary. Through her tan
gled thoughts went the question, if
Uriah wasn't her father, who was?
How she dreaded to face Doctor Paul
with his Infinite kindness, and the ap
peal she knew he would make. Never
before had he seemed so dear; never
had Philip MacCauley been so far
away as at this minute!
At length she lifted her head and
rested her troubled eyes on Mrs. Cur
tis. "Flease don't tell my father, I mean
Doctor Paul, about your saying my
mother was here," she moaned.
Mrs. Curtis considered the request
"Perhaps that would be best," she
answered. "I really thought she was,
or I wouldn't have told you so. It
might bring trouble to her, and that
would be dreadful for an innocent per
Doctor Paul went directly to Tony,
when, followed by his brother and
Philip, he came back Into the room.
He tried to draw her to her feet.
"I'd rather stay here, please," she
said, without looking up.
"Who was in the room when the
man was shot?" asked Doctor John,
staring at Mrs. Curtis and her daugh
ter. "Just Tonnlbel, as far as I can find
out," Sarah answered. "Heaven knows
that Kathle and I don't want to be
mixed up in such a thing as this. It's
"Then go, upstairs," shot back Doc
Loath not to witness the vanquish
ing of their enemy, the two women
trailed out reluctantly.
In spite of Tony's resistance, Doc
tor Paul placed his arm about her.
"Can't you tell your father about it,
dear?" he pleaded. "How did you hap
pen to have the gun in your hands,
and what did he do?"
"I just shot him," sighed Tony,
dully. She was too exhausted to say
anything more. What was there to
explain, after all? The only sure way
to save Edith was to Insist she, her
self, had fired the shot.
A strange, strangling sound came
from Captain MacCauley. Then, he
"Tony, darling, please don't sit there
that way. Tell us about It. Do, dear.
Oh, don't you know how much we all
Did she know? Ah, yes and morel
Her own devotion to him was almost
forcing the truth from between her
chattering teeth. -She glanced at him,
and then, Edith, pale, beseeching and
wan, came between her face and his.
"There Isn't anything more to tell,
Philip," she choked hopelessly. "I sup
pose I'll be arrested. If he dies"
She burst Into broken sobs and
"He's not going to die," Paul told
her softly. "He only has a slight scalp
wound. So put that worry out of your
head. . . . Tony, don't you love me
Love him! The agony in his voice
made her fling her arms around him,
and she clung to him shivering, en
treating him to forgive her, not to
cease loving her, for she'd die If he
"Child dear," he murmured, run
ning his fingers over her curls, "you're
going to steady yourself now and tell
your father just what happened ! Now,
He had not finished when his eyes
caught sight of the safe. He stared
at Its open door, and Doctor John's
gaze followed his. Then the latter
strode across the room, and for a long
moment peered into the opening.
"It's empty ! Everything's gone," he
muttered, turning slowly, and Philip
"That's why she shot him. Jack. He
was stealing! Tony darling," and the
speaker went down beside the girl,
"Tony, did you find your father here?"
"I didn't see him take anything,
Philip," she sobbed bitterly. Her eyes
were looking at him, but their expres
sion told him they didn't see him at
all. Another problem was tormenting
her. Her misery was being added to
by the minute. So impatient was
Philip to have the matter cleared that
he spoke harshly to her.
"Tony, you know where those Jewels
rre," said he. "Tell us Instantly!"
Then he ejaculated: "That man has
He was out of the room In a flash,
and an awful silence settled over the
three until he was with them again.
"He hasn't got them," he faltered.
"I searched every pocket in his
clothes. But I found this wad of
moneys There must be thousands in
He passed the money to Doctor
"It wasn't in the safe." said the lat
ter, thoughtfully, slipping It Into the
His words struck a new terror to
Tonnlbel. Edith had robbed the safe,
then, Edith who never stole unless she
was forced to it The shudders that
ran over her brought a feeling of re-
By GRACE MILLER WHITE
bellion to Paul Pendlehaven. Philip
groaned and began to speak, but the
doctor waved him to silence.
"Tony," he said sternly, "there's
something beneath all this, something
you must tell roe. Do you know where
the things went that were In the
To deny It would be the same as tell
ing that a third person had been there.
To admit it would forever place her
beyond the pale of his love." Yet there
was Edith and Uriah, whom she had
sworn to protect.
"Yes, I know," she whispered. "Of
course, I know," she repeated louder.
"You'll tell me," begged Philip,
hoarsely. "Great Heavens, child, can't
you see how awful It looks for you?"
"Yes," was all she said, miserably.
Doctor John was wandering aimless
ly about the room. The mysetry that
had hung over Tony Devon ever since
she had been with them was deeper
than ever. He felt like shaking the
truth from her, for the sight of his
horror-stricken brother filled him with
rage which did for the moment obliter
ate the past two years In which the
girl" had been the one bright spot in
"Then If you know, Tony," Doctor
John ejaculated, "just out with It.
Your father evidently didn't take
"I did," interrupted Tony.
"What tor?" was his bitter retort.
"My brother gave you permission to
wear them whenever you wanted to !"
Tony couldn't answer. She was be
coming hopelessly entangled, more so
with every word she uttered.
"God, I'd rather have given them all
to you," mourned Doctor Paul. "I In
tended to, anyhow."
"If your father dies, Tonnlbel," said
Doctor John, sternly, "you'll be arrest
ed. Oh, Lord! 'What a mess!"
"It's awful," muttered Tony.
Simultaneous with her assertion,
Reginald Brown opened the door and
minced over the threshold. Perfectly
certain now that Uriah had but a tem
porary wound, and that for the love
they bore Tonnlbel Devon, his cousins
would hush the matter up, he had de
termined to make his plea openly to
"Tony," he said, coming forward
with a magnanimous swagger, "I'm the
only one In this house who loves
"You He," flashed Philip, as Doctor
John took a step toward his young
cousin, but the girl's expression
brought him to a halt. She was look
ing at Reginald with eyes that seemed
to him to burn holes through him.
"I've never told any one here yon
cared for me, Reggie," she faltered,
drawing herself forcibly from Doctor
Paul, "and and I took the things out
of the safe to help us along when
Reggie stared at her, amazement
spreading over his countenance; he
felt a swelling in his chest, an over
whelming awe and respect for her.
"I didn't tell you to steal," he blurt
ed. "I know you didn't," responded Ton
nlbel, amid the terrible silence that
had fallen on her friends, "but we
couldn't get along without money, so
I took the the Cousin Paul's"
During the broken statement Philip
MacCauley had dropped into a chair
and covered his face with his hands.
Doctor John was gaping at her as if
she had strnck him, but Doctor Paul
well, he simply reached out and
grasped her hands.
"You're lying again, Tony," he Inter
rupted her grimly. "I don't know why,
but I'm positive all you've said is a
fearful He. Reginald, have you ever
asked Tony to marry you?"
The boy smiled broadly. Everything
was working out splendidly for him.
"Yes, and her father promised her
to me," he boasted, "but I didn't know
until tonight she really loved me."
Tony shot him a look of hate, but
she lowered her eyes instantly. She
dared not risk Paul Pendlehaven see
ing her revulsion.
But it was to Reginald's credit that
he believed she spoke the truth. Hla
vanity wouldn't allow him to think
"I'd like to talk to her alone," he
said crisply, directly at Cousin Paul.
"Women are peculiar creatures. Why,
I've loved her, over two years, and to
think she made Philip believe she was
going to marry him "
"So she is," snapped Philip, raising
"When I've done my damnedest to
get her to kiss me even," continued
Reginald, overlooking MacCauley's
ejaculation. "You remember your
self, Phil, what happened that day on
"Don't repeat it," cried Tony, "Oh,
all of you go away. Let me alone. I
want to be by myself."
"You want to be with me," contra
dicted Reginald, and he whirled In ju
bilant ecstasy on one heel, then clicked
his feet together : "You love me, Tony !
You do, don't you?"
The dark head made an almost Im
perceptible uod, but Philip In his Jeal
ousy saw It. .
He got up as If he were an old man.
The youth had gone out of him.
"If she doesn't love me and never
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has," he muttered aazeuiy, men xu
He waited for her to speak, to deny
her words, but the fearful expression
in the gray eyes turned upon him con
fused him still more.
"Yes, go," Tony told him, rousing
herself, "and and never think of me
There was silence in the room as he
went away, but no sooner had the door
closed than Tony flung up her arms
and sank unconscious In a forlorn, lit
tle heap against Paul Pendlehaven. ,
Payment In Full.
Edith Devon, with the small blacW
bag in her hand, crept out of the Pen
dlehaven garden, unapprehensive. She
had no power to think no desire to go
anywhere or do anything. She lin
gered about Pendlehaven place until
the morning dawned. During the hours
preceding daylight she studied over'
the events of the afternoon and eve
ning. As her mind cleared, all her
love for Uriah rose up and clamored
to help him. She remembered leaving .
him stretched out on the floor as If he
were dead. When the town below be
gan to show signs of day she walked
back into Pendlehaven place and slow
ly up to the house.
It was a servant who ushered Mrs.
Devon Into the library where Doctor
John and Doctor Paul still sat, strug
gling with the mystery that had come
into their usually quiet home. After .
vainly trying to force more than mono
syllabic replies from Tonnlbel, they
had put her to bed, gibbering with
Edith advanced to the middle of the
room, holding the little bag In her
hand, looking first at Doctor John, who
tried unsuccessfully to recall where he
had seen her, and then at Doctor Paul.
"Where's my man, my Uriah?" she
asked hoarsely, and then Doctor John
recognized her and rose to his feet.
"You got my husband here with a bit
of lead in 'im." went on Edith, mo
notonously. "I want to see '1m ; I want
to take 'im back to the boat."
For the space of thirty seconds, per
haps, no one ventured a word. Then,
as the woman swayed, Doctor John
leaped forward and put her into a
chair. The bag dropped to the floor
beside her. Tears herati tn flnw rlnwn
her cheeks and, with her sleeve, she
brushed them away.
"Where's my man, my Uriah?" she
demanded again fiercely. "Give 'im
back to me, mister, and I'll Where's
the pup that shot 'Im?"
"Who shot him?" cried Doctor John.
Edith gave him a peculiar look.
"Reggie, Reggie Brown," she whined.
"I saw 'lm, and Tony, thinkin' I did
A sharp cry fell from Dr. Paul Pen
dlehaven. "Tony vowed she did it," he gasped.
"Oh, my poor little girl I She didn't
even mention your being here."
"Tony's like that," assented Edith.
"She wouldn't peach on a dog."
Doctor John came to her side with
one long stride.
"Are you ready to swear Reginald
Brown shot your husband?" he de
manded. "Of course I am, mister," nodded
Edith. ."He was always runnin' after
Tony, and she hated 'lm. He waa
right over there when, suddenlike, he
banged a bullet smack at my man.
That duffer, the dirty pup, ain't fit to
clean Uriah's boots. When Tony
pushed me out of this house she says,
well, she says, 'Run, mummy, before
somebody gets you,' and I was kind a
dazed like and ran away."
Just then Philip flung into the room,
"I'm half crazy," he exclaimed and
then stopped, seeing Edith Devon, but
he was so filled with misery that he
gave no further heed to the stranger
and went on hastily, "Jack, Paul,
there's something behind that affair
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Latin Words In Our Language.
The Norman-French people who
settled England gave to English
speaking people several thousand
words with a few alterations. Then,
at the Revival of Learning, a still
larger number of Latin words came
into our language. The Latin word
facllis, became facile ; the word natio
appeared as nation; the word opinio
as opinion; the verb separatum as
separate; and so on with thousands
of other words. And, since that time,
new Latin words have been coming
yearly into our language and settling
there. From "The Art of Writing
Wonderful Human Bones.
Human bones have a wonderful
power of resistance. It has been
proved that they will bear a pressure
three times greater than oak and al
most as much as wrought iron before
After a woman has been married
two years she wonders how she could
have believed the things her husband
said during their courtship. Hamilton