L OF Brief Resume IVost Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Events of Noted People, Governments 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 ported revolution. 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 City. 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 tho ceremony. 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. 0 HAPPENINGS ?TTf W VVWWWV STATE NEWS 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 Canyon creek. 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 concern. 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 ters, 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 way immediately. 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 be consumed. 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. $48,000,000 CUTIS 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 tions. 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 200,000 men. 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 standards. 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 said. 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. MADE UIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIMII 'V ( The Shadow of the Sheltering Pines A New Romance of the Storm Country lIllllIlllllIlllllllllllllllllIlllllllllIllllllllllJllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllllllllIlllIlllllllllllllllillHHIIIIISlllllMllllHIIIlllllllllllllllllllIln CHAPTER XVI Continued. 17 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 quickly. "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 son." 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 perfectly disgraceful." "Then go, upstairs," shot back Doc tor John. 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 blurted out: "Tony, darling, please don't sit there that way. Tell us about It. Do, dear. Oh, don't you know how much we all love you?" 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 crouched lower. "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 any more?" 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 did. "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, begin !" 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 exclaimed : "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 them upstairs." 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 it!" He passed the money to Doctor John. "It wasn't in the safe." said the lat ter, thoughtfully, slipping It Into the table drawer. 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 safe?" 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 their home. "Then If you know, Tony," Doctor John ejaculated, "just out with It. Your father evidently didn't take them" "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 the girl. "Tony," he said, coming forward with a magnanimous swagger, "I'm the only one In this house who loves you" ' "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 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 otherwise. "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 his head. "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 the boat" "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 Copyright by the H.K. Fly Company r has," he muttered aazeuiy, men xu better go." 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 again." 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. , CHAPTER XVII. 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 fright 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 It-" 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, 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 of Reggie's!" (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 English." 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 being crushed. Too Late. After a woman has been married two years she wonders how she could have believed the things her husband said during their courtship. Hamilton Herald.