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and Pacific NorthweHt, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Greeeo has added an artlclo to her
constitution granting civic rights to
The American government has ac
cepted the invitation of Great Britain
to be represented on the commission
which Is to investigate alleged Turkish
atrocities in Anatolia.
Richard A. Dalllnger, who was sec
rotary of the interior during Presi
dent Taft's administration, died In Se
attle Tuesday night at his homo after
an Illness of two days.
Private advices received In soviet
circles In Berlin Saturday stated that
Premier Lenlne suffered a stroke lust
Thursday. Muxlm Litvlnoff, Karl
Itadek and other soviet leaders here
left immediately for Moscow.
The republicans of King county,
Washington in their convention last
week went on record in favor of re
peal of the poll tax law. Not a voice
was raised to resist this action.
The charge of bigamy against
Kodolph Valentino, film actor, was dls
missed Tuesday in the township court
In Los Angeles. Whether It will be
taken before the Lob Angeles county
grand jury was still under consider
atlon, District Attorney Woolwlne
Over the strong protest of the three
labor representatives on the United
States llullroad Labor board, a new
wage cut of 7 cents an hour for rail
way shop mechanics and 9 cents for
freight car men, cutting 400,000 shop
men approximately $60,000,000 a year,
was ordered by tho board Tuesday.
Fifty members of tho class of 1922
at George Peabody college in NaBh
vllle, Tenn., have taken out life in
surance policies for $1000 each with
the college as beneficiary. They have
specified that tho income from the
fund sought to be created shall be
used for student loans, scholarships
and fellowships as rapidly as it be
Dr. Gustav P. Hoffman of South
Orange, N. J., took a pair of worn
shoes - and $4000 worth of his wife's
diamonds to a repair sliop In Newark
Monday. The police aro looking for
the gems. Not until tho doctor return
ed from his errand did his wlfu dis
cover that the shoes, In which sho had
slowed tho diamonds, were missing
from the customary place.
British infantry, cavalry, artillery
and whippet tunks took part in tho
first offensive nctlon of the British
troops on the Ulster borderland early
Monday afternoon when Pettlgoe,
which straddles the line, though a
largo part of tho town Is in Free
State territory, was stormed and re
taken from troops of the Irish repub
lican army who entered on May 30.
John Lewis Phillips, republican
state chairman for Georgia, for whose
arrest a warrant was Issued late Sat
urday on complaint of the department
of justice, alleging conspiracy to de
fraud the United States in connection
with a war contract for the disposal
of surplus lumber, surrendered to a
deputy United States marshal on his
arrival here Monday from Philadel
phia. Prank W. Anderson, floor manager
In n department store In Kansas City,
was found shot to death In a hotel
room early Sunday and Miss Peggy
Mario Beal of Springfield, 111, waB
found unconscious on the floor, a re
volver In her hand and a bullet in her
breast. Her condition was critical.
The two mot during tho war, when
Andorson was n captain In the avia
tion service and Miss Heal was an
Arrangements were being complet
ed In Seattle Tuesday for the funeral
of George W. Carmack, whose discov
ery of ."pay dirt'' on Bonania creek,
August 17, 1896, sent 60,000 prospect
ors scurrying into the Klondike gold
fields and opened a vast territory visit
ed up to that time only by trappers,
traders and missionaries. Carmaok
died In Vancouver, B. C, Monday
night after a brief Illness. The body
was brought to Seattle.
$40,000,000 CUT EXPECTED
New Reductions in Kail Pay Effective
July I Clerks Hit Hardest.
Chicago. Wage reductions cstlmut
eil at not exceeding $40,000,000 for
350,000 additional railway employes
whoso wages the- carriers seek to lower
through the railroad labor board, are
expected to IsBiie from tho bourd with
In a fow days to be effective July 1
The new decision will make a total
of approximately $150,000,000 to bo
cut from tlie annual pay rolls of the
About 5000 train dispatchers, gen
orally considered ns subordinate of
(totals, while coming under the pond
lug decision, will not suffer uny reduc
tion, according to authoritative Inform
ation. Supervisory officials in the
shop crafts, whose pay was recently
slushed $60,000,000, likewise receive no
Coal passers, oilers and water tend
ers, Including in the general cluBslflca
tion of stationary engineers and fire
men and freight handlers, and other
common labor Included In the station
employes' group, aro expected to re
ceive a reduction of approximately five
cents un hour, the same cut applied
to common lubor in tho maintenance
of way department. There are about
125,000 unskilled laborers in these two
The Blgnul men and marine employ
es, numbering 15,000 and 800, respec
tively, are expected to come under the
reduction but no figures were avail
able to Indicate the amount of their
Anticipating a reduction, however,
D. W. Helt, president of the signal
men, declared the board would "prob
ably hamstring us," adding that he
could find no justification for the cut
and that he expected them to vote to
strike as soon as the decision was Is
sued. STARTS MOVE FOR
New York. Moving picture reforms
of a sweeping nature, both as regards
the morality of tho screen and the
economic structure of the motion pic
ture business, were predicted as a re
sult of a conference held behind clos
ed doors Monday between representa
tives of the producing field, headed by
Will H. Hayes, and tho exhibitprs
headed by Sidney S. Cohen.
The conference represented the first
real test of the leadership of the ex
cabinet members In his new position,
according to motion picture men. Rela
tions between producers and exhibit
ors have been discordant, and Mr.
Hayes hopes to bring about greater
harmony in all branches of the busi
ness. Theater owners sought to obtain re
ductions in film rentals, saying that
they have felt the general business
slump and asking that, the producers
help them meet it by cutting rentals.
GET ANOTHER CUT
Washington, I). C Expenditures for
currying on the ordinary business of
the government for tho current fiscal
year will be nearly $1,700,000,000 less
than last year, or about $100,000,000
moro than tho latest estimate by
Director of the Budget Dawes, treasury
officials predicted Monday. Expendi
tures of the government, chargeable
against ordinary receipts exclusive of
the principal of tho public debt for
the fiscal year to date, have amounted
to $3,523,136,768 compared with $5,
138,806,037 for the corresponding per
iod last year, according to the latest
daily treasury statement.
Pressure by the budget bureau, of
ficials declared, would prevent undue
last minute expenditures before July
30 so that General Dawes' estimate
would be more than borne out by the
results for the vear.
English Is Compulsory.
Berlin. It is now compulsory to
teach English, instead of French, In
the Bavarian high schools. The bud
get committee of the Bavarian relch
stag. In accepting the proposal to sub
stitute English for French In the
schools, explained that French cul
ture has passed its zenith, while Eng
lish lias an entirely different value
because it is the most widely spoken
language in world commerce.
Starek Is Confirmed.
Washington, D. C The nomination
of Fred Starek of Ohio to be a director
of the war finance corporation was
confirmed by the senate late Monday.
Mr. Starek, a former Washington
newspaper correspondent and widely
known in political circles, will fill
the vacancy caused by the recent resig
nation of Angus McLean.
50 PERSONS DIE
IN SEVERE STORM
Cloudburst and Wild Winds
Rake New York.
FORTY ARE DROWNED
Ferris Wheel is Wrecked When Six
Lose Lives as Big Machine
Collapses In Storm.
New York. A violent storm accom
panied by shifting winds that reached
a velocity of 88 miles an hour took the
lives of more than 50 persons, Injured
more than 100 and caused enormous
property loss In tho metropolitan sec
tion late Sunday.
Forty persons were reported to have
lost their lives while boating in Long
Island sound and many others were
killed by falling trees and lightning
and accidents caused by the wind.
Ten bodies of the drowned have been
recovered and the watera about New
York were being searched for 30 mis
The storm came at the close of
one of the most torrid dayB of the
season. The wind, coming gently from
the south ajjid southwest, shifted sud
denly Into the northwest apd increas
ed In velocity to 88 miles, and sweep
ing through New Jersey, West Chester
county, across City Island, the Bronx
and Manhattan, left death and destruc
tion in its wake.
Torrential rains, then lightning, fol
lowed the wind.
Hundreds of thousands of New
Yorkers were on the beaches and at
various outlying resorts, seeking re
lief from the heat, when the storm
broke and it was from theso that the
storm took its death toll.
Six persons were killed and more
than 40 hurt when the wind caught a
hugo ferris wheel at an amusement
park and crushed it to the ground.
A woman and her 7-year-old daugh
ter were crushed through the roof of
the crowded dining room of the Red
Lion inn, on Boston post road.
The bodies of seven canoeists
caught in Long island sound off City
island at the height of the storm, were
washed ashore after nightfall.
Miss Edda Smith, 17, walking with
a companion along the reservoir road
at Ossining, was blown into the water
A tree fell across a party of mo
torists seeking shelter on the Brook
vllle road, Long island, killing Harry
Hulleran of Oyster Bay and seriously
injuring his three male companions.
It was estimated by the police that
more than 200 small boats were over
turned and it was also reported that
an entire boatload of persons went
down before the storm's fury. Police
boats were rushed to tho scene and all
night threw powerful searchlights
over the water, aiding the work of
those who sought the dead.
Searching parties were working
along the shores of the Island Pelham
bay park to locate bodies that may
have been washed ashore. Many of
the searchers armed themselves with
The searchers returned to the po
lice station Jaden with wearing ap
parel which they heaped into piles
where anxious onlookers sought to
identify garments belonging to miss
ing relatives. The'work of tabulating
the articles was handicapped, as the
police had to work by the light of
candles, oil lamps and lanterns, the
storm having wrecked the island light
Eight Thought Lost in Bay.
Washington, D. C. Virtually all
hope has been abandoned by the com
manding officer of the gunboat New
Orleans, mow at a Siberian station, of
finding alive the eight men believed
to have been caught in a sudden squall
In Amur bay in a motor sailor June
4, it was said Saturday at the navy
A telegram from the commanding
officer of the New Orleans stated
Chinese and Corean fishermen had
taker up the search, together with
the ship's boat and a chartered tug.
A searching party also has been land
ed on the north shore of Amur bav.
Bloody Battle Begun.
Buenos Aires. Government troops
and Paraguayan revolutionists are
locked in a sanguinary battle in the
outskirts of Asuncion, the capital of
Paraguay. A dispatch to the La Na
tion of this city from the city of
Formosa said machine guns and artil
lery were being used by the contend
ing forces. The people of Asuncion
have fled from the streets, telegraph
and wireless stations are silent and
the city is In darkness.
ELEANOR H. PORTER.
Copyright by Eleinor H. Porter
"Father calls me Mary. Mother
calls me Murle. Everybody else
culls me Mary Marie. The rent of
my name Is Anderson. I'm thir
teen years old, and I'm a cross
current and a contradiction."
Mary Marie Is telling the truth,
but not all the truth she Isn't do
ing herself Justice. Fur she's also
adorable; that's Just what she Is.
And the story she tells proves it.
You see, her austere father and her
sunshiny mother are divorced and
Mary lives flfty-fifty with them. So
with her father she's Mary and with
her mother she's Marie. And alto
gether she's a delicious blend of
demureness and liveliness, of sense
of duty and love of mischief.
While you're reading Mary Ma
rie's story you're absorbed In its
romance and love. After you get
through you reulize that you've
read a powerful preachment on
marriage and divorce and real
The author? Oh, yes Eleanor H,
Porter, the moat popular American
Woman writer, author of Polly
annu," "Dawn" and a dozen other
novels that have sold by the million.
Which Explains Things.
Father calls me Mary. Mother calls
ine SInrle. Everybody else calls me
Mary Marie. The rest of my name Is
I'm thirteen years old, and I'm a
cross-current and a contradiction. That
Is, Sarah says I'm that. (Sarah Is my
old nurse.) She says she read It once
that the children of unllkes were al
wuys a cross-current and a contradic
tion. And my father and mother are
unllkes, and I'm the children. That
Is, I'm the child. I'm all there is. And
now I'm going to be a bigger cross
current and contradiction than ever,
for I'm going to live half the time with
Mother and the other half with Father.
Mother will go to Boston to live, and
Father will stay here a divorce, you
I'm terribly excited over it. None of
the other girls have got a divorce in
their families, and I always did like to
be different. Besides, It ought to be
awfully interesting, more so than Just
living along, common, with your father
and mother in the same house all the
time especially If It's been anything
like my house with my father and
mother In it !
That's why I've decided to make a
book of it that is, it really will be a
book, only I shall have to call it a
diary, on account of Father, you know.
Won't It be funny when I don't have to
do tilings on account of Father? And
I won't, of course, the six months I'm
living with Mother in Boston. But,
oh, my! the six months I'm living
here with him whew! But, then, I
can stand it. I may even like it
some. Anyhow, It'll be different. And
Well, about making this into n book.
As I started to say, he wouldn't let
me. I know he wouldn't. He says
novels are a silly waste of time. If not
absolutely wicked. But, a diary oh,
he loves diaries. He keeps one him
self, and he told me it would he nn ex
cellent and instructive discipline for
me to do it, too set down the weather
and what I did every day.
The weather and what I did every
day, Indeed! Lovely reading that
would make, wouldn't it? Like tills:
"The sun shines this morning. I
got up, ate my breakfast, went to
school, came home, ate my dinner,
played one hour over to Currie Hey
wood's, practiced on the piano one
hour, studied another hour. Talked
with Mother upstairs In her room about
the sunset and the snow on the trees.
Ate my supper. Was talked to by
Father down In the library about im
proving myself and taking care not to
be light-minded and frivolous. (He
meant like Mother, only he didn't say
It right out loud. You don't have to
say some things right out in plain
words, you know.) Then 1 went to bed."
Just as If I was going to write my
novel like that ! Not much I am. But
I shall call It a diary. Oh, yes, 1 shall
call it a diary till I take it to be
printed. Then I shall give it Its true
name a novel. And I'm going to tell
the prluter that I've left It to him to
make the spelling right, and put In all
those tiresome little commus and
periods and question marks that every
body seems to make such a fuss about.
If 1 write the story part, I cun t be ex
pected to be bothered with looking up
how words are spelt, every five min
utes, nor fussing over putting in a
whole lot of foolish little dots and
As If anybody who was rending the
story cared for that part ! The story's
I love stories. I've written lots of
tkMn for the girls, too 'idle short
ones. I mean ; not a long one like this
Is going to be, of course. And It'll
be so exciting to he living s story In
stead of rending It only when you're
living a story you enn't peek over to
the back to see how it's nil coming ont.
I shun't like that pnrt. Still, It may be
all the more exciting, after all, not to
know what's coming.
I like love stories the best. 'Father's
got -oh, lots of books In the library,
and I've read stacks of them, even
some of the stupid old histories and
biographies. I had to rend them when
there wasn't anything else to read.
But there weren't ninny love stories.
Mother's got a few, though -lovely
ones and some books of poetry, on
the little shelf In her room. But I
read all those ages ago.
That's why I'm so thrilled ever this
new one the one I'm living, I mean.
For of course this will be a love story.
There'll be my love story In two or
three years, when I grow up, and
while I'm waiting there's Father's and
Nurse Sarah says that when you're
divorced you're free Just like you were
before you were married, and that
Sometimes they marry again. That
mads me think right away : what if
Father or Mother, or both of them,
married again? And I should be there
to see It, and the courting, and ull I
Wouldn't that he some love story?
Well, I Just guess!
And only think how nil the girls
would envy me and they Just living
along their humdrum, everyday exist
ence with fathers and mothers already
married and living together, and noth
ing exciting to look forward to. For
really, you know, when you come right
down to It, there aren't many girls tlmt
have got the chance I've got.
And so that's why I've decided to
write it Into a book. Oh, yes, 1 know
I'm young only thirteen. But I feel
really awfully old; and you know a
woman Is as old as she feels. Besides,
Nurse Surah says I am old for my age,
and that it's no wonder, the kind of
a life I've lived.
And maybe that Is so. For of course
it has been different, living with a
father and mother that are getting
And So That's Why I've Decided to
Write It Into a Book.
ready to be divorced, from what it
would have been living with tlie loving,
happy-ever-after kind. Nurse Sarah
says it's a shame and a pity, and that
it's tlie children that always suffer.
But I'm not suffering not a mite. I'm
Just enjoying it. It's so exciting.
Of course if I was going to lose
either one, It would be different. But
I'm not, for I am to live with Mother
six months, then with Father.
So I still have them both. And.
really, when you come right down to
it, I'd rather take them separate that
way. Why, separate they're Just per
fectly all right, like Hint that what-do-you-call-it
powder? sedlitzer, or
Something like that. Anyhow, it's that
white powder that you mix in two
glasses, and that looks Just like water
till you put them together. And then,
oh, my ! such a fuss and fizz and splut
ter! Well, It's that way with Father
and Mother. It'll be lots easier to take
them separate, I know. For now I can
be Mary six months, then Marie six
months, and not try to be them both all
at once, with maybe only five minutes
And I think 1 shall love both Father
and Mother better separate, too. Of
course I love Mother, and I know I'd
Just adore Father if he'd let me he's
so tall and line and splendid, when
he's out among folks. All the girls are
simply crazy over him. And 1 am, too.
Only, at home well, It's hard to be
Mary always. And you see, he named
But I mustn't tell that here. That's
part of the story, and this ts only the
Preface. I'm going to begin it to-morrow
the real stjry Chapter One.
But, there I mustn't call it a
"chapter" out loud. Dlt.ries don't
have chapters, and this Is a diary. I
mustn't forget that It's a diary. But
I can write it down as a chapter, for
It's going to be a novel, after It's got
done being a diary.
I Am Born
The sun was slowly setting In ve
west, casting golden beams of light In
to the somber old room.
That's the way It ought to begin, I
know, and I'd like to do It, but I can't.
I'm beginning with my being born, of
course, and Nurse Suruli suys the sun
wasn't shining at all. It was night and
the stars were out. She remembers
particularly about the stars, for Father
was In the observatory, and couldn't
be disturbed. (We never disturb
Father when he's there, you know.)
And so he dldnt even know lie hud a
daughter until the next morning When
lie cume out to hreukfust. And he wus
lute to that, for he stopped to write
down something he hud found out
about one of the consternations In the
lie's always finding out something
about those old stars Just when we
want him to pay attention to some
thing else. And, oh, I forgot to say
that I know It Is "constellation," and
not "consternation." But I used to
call them that when I was a little girl,
anil Mother said it was a good name
for them, anyway, for they were a con
sternation to her ull right. Oh, she
said right off afterward that she didn't
meun that, and that I must forget she
said it. Mother's always saying that
about tilings she says.
Well, as I whs suylng, Father didn't
know until ufter breakfast that he had
a little daughter. (We never tell him
disturbing, exciting tilings Just before
meals.) And then Nurse told him.
1 asked whut he suld, and Nurse
laughed and gave her funny little
shrug to her shoulders.
"Yes, what did he say, Indeed?" she
retorted. "He frowned, looked kind of
dnzod, then muttered: 'Well, well, up
on my soull Yes, to be surel'"
Then he came In to see me.
I don't know, of course, what he
thought of me, but I guess he didn't
think much of me, from what Nurso
said. Of course I was very, very small,
and I never yet saw a little bit of a
baby that was pretty, or looked as If
it was much account. So maybe you
couldn't really blame hlin.
Nurse suld he looked at me, mut
tered. "Well, well, upon my soul I"
again, and seemed really quite Interest
ed till they started to put me in his
arms. Then he threw up both hands,
backed off, and cried, "Oh, no, no, no I"
He turned to Mother and hoped She
was feeling pretty well, then he got
out of the room lust as nnick ns he
could. And Nurse said that was the
end of It, so far as paying any more
attention to me was concerned for
quite a while.
He was much more Interested In his
new star than he was in his new
daughter. We were both born the
same night, you see, and that star was
lots more consequence than I was.
But, then, that's Father all over. And
that's one of the things, I think, that
bothers Mother. I heard her say once
to Father that she didn't see why,
when there were so many, many stars,
a paltry one or two more need to be
made such a fuss about. And I don't.
But Father just groaned, and shook
his head, and threw up bis hands, and
looked so tired. And that's all he said
That's all he says lots of times. But
it's enough. It's enough to make you
feel so small and mean and Insignifi
cant as if you were Just a little green
worm crawling on the trronnd. Did
you ever feel like a green worm crawl
ing on the ground? It s not a pleasant
feeling at all.
Well, now, about the name. Of
course they had to begin to talk about
naming" me pretty soon; and Nurse
said they did talk a lot. But they
couldn't settle it. Nurse said that that
was about the first thing that showed
how teetotally utterly they were going
to disagree about things.
Mother wanted to call me Vlnlo
after her mother, and Father wnnfori
to call me Abigail Jane after his
mother; and they wouldn't either one
give in to the other. Mother was Rick
and nervous, and cried a lot those
days, and she used to sob out that if
tbey thought they were eolne to nnmo
her darling little baby that awful Abi
gail .jane, tliey were very much mis
taken; that she would never elve hor
consent to It never. Then Father
would say In his cold, stern way:
"Very well, then, you needn't. But
neither shall I give my consent to my
daughter's being named that absurd
Viola. The child is a human being
not a naoie in an orchestra !"
And that's the wav it went n.
said, until everybody was Just about
crazy. Then someboriv
Mary.' And Father said, verv well
they might call me Mary ; and Mother
said certainly, she would consent to
Mary, only she should pronounce it
Marie. And so it was settled p-ntho-
called me Marv. nnd Mnthnr ,.ii.i
. , . Hill 1,
me Marie. And right nwav eve.
body else began to cnll m r
Marie. And that's the wav it's hpon
"First I found out how they
happened to marry Father and
' (TO BE CONTINUED.)
Judge Why does this prisoner's
fnce look so pasty, officer?
Policeman I pasted him there, your