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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1922)
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume Most Importan
Daily News Items.
COMPHED FOR YOU
Events of Noted People, Government!
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
The condition of Lord NorthcIIffe,
who has been gravely 111 for several
days, was unchanged Tuesday.
Total allotments for the treasury's
new offorlng of VA per cent short
terms notes will amount to about
. $475,000,000, It was announced Tues
day night by Secretary Mellon.
Cotton docllned approximately $3.50
a bale on the New York market Tues
day on reports that the drought In
Texas had been broken by rains and
complaints of a continued poor trade
William E. Crow, United States sen
i ator, was burled In Oak Grove ceme-
' tery in Unlontown, Pa., Saturday after
' Impressive funeral ceremonies. Sena
' torn, representatives in congress and
state officials attended.
The streets of Dublin were lined
with great crowds of people Tuesday
for the military funeral of nine na-
: tlonal army soldiers who had been
i killed In fighting the republican ir-
i regulars in County Kerry.
A leased house burned in Long
" Beach, Cal., Tuesday night. An ex-
, plosion preceded the fire. Firemen
found wreckage of a 100-gallon still
and attributed the explosion to It.
Not loss than 700 acres of Glacier
national park timber was In flames
Monday night with the fire spreading
north and oast from the southwest
corner of the park, according to word
received In Missoula, Mont., by of
ficials of district No. 1 of the forest
The government of the BrltlBh
colony of Hongkong lias shipped a
second consignment of rice and bls-
pulla tn iha atrlnknn nnrr. nf Swntnw.
north of hero, where a typhoon and
tidal wave last week damaged virtu
ally the entire city and record a death
toll of 28,000.
Tight little Isles In the sea, person-
newest retreats of Americans who
seek to defeat the Volstead act, ac
cording to Sir Harry Cordeaux, governor-general
of the Bahamas, ond
Lord Chief Justice Sir Daniel Tudor,
who arrived Tuesday from Nassau.
Bumper crops In general this year,
resulting from highly favorable grow
ing conditions during July, wore In
dicated by the government's August
crop report,' issued Wednesday. A
three billion bushel corn crop for the
fourth time in the history of farming
in the United States was forecast.
A hydroplane piloted by Vernon
Brookhouse, and carrying two pas
sengers, struck a submerged log and
sank in the Columbia river at The
DullcB nt 5:30 P. M. Tuesday. All
aboard reached land safoly, and the
plane was towed In also. It was
damaged considerably, but probably
will be repaired.
One of the most remarkable books
ever made in Europe has Just been
completed in Warsaw, Poland, and will
be Bend to America. It Is "The Book
, Herbert Hoover in the name of scores
of thousands of Polish children, Whose
art mil signatures are Included in the
several hundred pages of the volume.
Professor Albert Einstein, originator
of the theory of relativity, has fled
from Germany temporarily because he
was thrcateued with assassination by
the same group which caused the mur
der of Dr. Walter Rathenau, the Cer
nuin foreign minister, according to a
letter from Professor Einstein cancell
ing an engagement to address a meet
ing In Lelpslc.
rresidont Harding has asked con
gressional leaders, in view of the
menacing Industrial situation arising
from coal and rail strikes, to hold the
house, now in recess, continually in
session, along with the senate, after
the house reconvenes next Tuesday.
Ilia prospect was that, falling early
settlement of the labor controversies,
the administration might call for leg-
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ment to cope with conditions which
thus far have failed to react favorably
to efforts on the part of the executive.
MINERS'. STRIKE NEAR END
Signing of Wage Agreement Expected
by John L. Lewis.
Cleveland. The soft coal strike was
virtually broken Monday night, but
prospects were that the actual sign
Ing of an agreement between the
United Mine Workers and operato
controlling an annual output of 60,-
000,000 tons, would be delayed until
Tuesday. The signing of the con
tract will actually end the strike in
All details of the agreement were
accepted in principle by both miners
and operators and the actual draft of
the contract was left to a subcom
mittee. The agreement, it was said, would
provide for re-establlshment of the
wage scales that were effective last
April 1 and the new contract would
run until next March 31.
It was also decided to establish a
fact-finding committee of advisory
powers for dealing with future nego
tiations in the soft coal industry. The
commission would be chosen by min
ers and operators, with the personnel
to be approved by the president.
Operators controlling approximately
60,000,000 tons annual production were
represented In the conference. Their
mines were understood to be in cen
tral Pennsylvania, western Pennsyl
vania, Indiana, Illinois, northern West
Virginia and Michigan.
Under the decision of the confer
ence It was understood that any. soft
coal operators anywhere in the coun
try might become parties to the agree
ment, the reopening of their mines to
follow immediately. These operators,
It was said, might Blgn the agreement
as individuals or by state or district
For three days Mr. Gallagher, sup
porting a demand for compulsory ar
bitration, and President Lewis of the
miners, who was unalterably opposed
to the demand, had been unable to
reach an agreement. All provisions
except this one had been agreed to by
them, but all the work must be cov
ered again In drafting a contract be
cause of new operators being called
Into the conference.
Japanese Army Is Cut.
Toklo. The reduction of the Jap
anese army, in accordance with the
reorganization plans proposed by the
war office and approved by the cab
inet recently, was begun Tuesday
when 4000 artillerymen were disband
ed. The retirement of several gen
erals and other officers holding high
commissions will be announced short
ly, It was learned.
The Btep taken by Japan in disband
ing 4000 artillerymen comes as the
first move in the carrying out of a
proposed plan to reduce the army by
a total of 56,000 enlisted men.
Under the readjustment programme
announced by the Japanese war office
July 4, last, the total number of di
visions in the army will remain un
changed, but the number of compa
nies, squadrons and batteries will be
It has been estimated that the re-
ductidus will effect a saving of 259,
000,000 yen during the next 12 years
and thereafter 23,000,000 yen annually.
Pythlans Pick Toronto.
San Francisco. Toronto, Ont., was
selected as the meeting place of the
supreme lodge of the Knights of Py
thias in 15123. The committee selected
to choose next year's meeting place
recommended St. Louis. Wednesday
was the last day of the supreme lodge
session here. The finance committee
reported and George C. Cabell, Nor
folk, Va., elevated to supreme chan
cellor, was installed in office along
with other officers.
German Plea Refused.
Paris. The reparations commission
by a vote of three to one last Thurs
day rejected a resolution which would
have accorded a moratorium to Ger
many for the remainder of the calen
dar year on reparations,
It also rejected Germany's offer of
payments of ,500,000 pounds sterling
monthly on balances of her pre-war
Bridegroom Is Sought.
Seattle, Wash. On a warrant charg
ing him with being in contempt of
court by marrying Beulah Jones of
Renton, Wash., in Portland, Or., three
days after he had been divorced by
the King county superior court, Paul
Buckley, ex-United States marshal at
Unnlnska, Alaska, is sought by Sheriff
. Firewater Blazes Up.
Calexlco, Cal. When federal cus
toms officers attempted to pour 100
gallons of liquor into the gutter here
Monday it burst into flames. The
temperature was 120 degrees in the
shade. The firewater was then pour
ed directly Into a sewer.
PARLEY ON STRIKE
Senority Issue Causes Meeting
MEDIATION IDEA FAILS
Roads Refuse to Submit Issue to Out
. side Arbitration Union's An-
gwer Not Made Public.
Washington, D. C President Hard
ing's latest effort to settle the rail
road shopmen's strike collapsed here
Sunday on the seniority issue and the
country now faces the prospect of a
general transportation tie-up with the
non-striking operatives of the rail
roads contributing to the cause of the
shopmen by refusing to take out de
fective equipment or to work under
protection of armed guards.
'Efforts of the heads of the big four
brotherhoods in the role of mediators
for the shopmen, It was disclosed,
had faiied In a final conference with
the committee of the association of
railroad executives, brought about, it
was understood, at the suggestion of
At that conference the brotherhood
officials proposed that the Issue of
seniority, instead of being referred
back to the railroad labor board, as
President Harding suggested, be sub
mitted to some form of outside arbi
tration. That was their only sugges
tion. It was emphatically rejected by the
railroad executives who insisted that
they must stand their ground on the
seniority issue and that railroad em
ployes, under the decision of the rail
road labor board when they go on
strike in defiance of the board's rul
ings, automatically cease to be em
ployes of the railroads or within the
Jurisdiction of the board and lose
their seniority status.
Officials of the brotherhoods and
striking shopmen didn't make public
the unions' reply to the president, but
took the position that the door was
not closed to further negotiations.
OF LONG ILLNESS
London. Viscount NorthcIIffe, no
ted British publicist, died Monday.
Viscount NorthcIIffe, the son of an
Irish barrister, became an editor at
17 years, and publisher of the London
Times and Daily Mail, the moulder of
public opinion, a man of powerful in
fluence in the making and unmaking
of British cabinets and who, with
David Lloyd George, contributed in a
great measure to arousing England to
a more vigorous action in the war.
To Viscount NorthcIIffe is ascribed
the arousing of the British public to
a knowledge of the fact that the Brit
ish army in France was insufficiently
He was created Baron of the Isle
of Thanet in 1905 and made Viscount
This exposure has been character
ized as one of the outstanding journ
alistic feats of the war. It resulted
In the appointment of David Lloyd
George as the first British minister
of munitions and put him on the road
to become prime minister.
Gland Hospital Planned.
West Dennis, Mass. By a vote of
79 to 7 this town denied the petition
of Dr. J. Leon Hanson that his "gland
farm" be allowed to continue in oper
ation. Attention was attracted to this
hospital a few days ago when a pa
tient in whose body glands of a bull
had been grafted died. Residents of
the town protested vigorously against
the institution, which, it was said,
had been established without the con
sent of the town authorities.
Two In Plane Killed.
Cleveland, O. Louis Yahn, 21, of
Newark, N. J., and James Ray, 21,
mechanic and aviator at the Medina
Aviation club, were killed late Sun
day when their airplane went into a
tail spin and fell about 200 feet, as
they were preparing to land at Chip
pewa lake, near Medina, O. Yahn was
visiting Ray, his life-long friend.
12 Buried By Cave-in.
Knoxville, Tenn. Twelve men were
reported entombed by a cave-In at the
Black Mountain Coal Corporation
mine between St. Charles and Pen
nington, Va. Rescue teams were or
ganized and efforts were being made
to reach the men, meager reports said.
Hy Eleanor H. Porter
SYNOPSI3.-In a preface Mary
Marie explains her apparent "dou
ble personality" and Just why Is
a "cross-current and a contradic
tion"; she also tells her reasons
for writing the diary later to be
a novel. The diary Is commenced
at Andersonvllle. Mary begins with
Nurse Sarah's account of her
(Mary's) birth, which seemingly In
terested her father, who is a fa
mous astronomer, less than a new
star which was discovered the same
night. Her name is a compromise;
her mother wanted to call her Viola
and her father Insisted on Abigail
Jane. The child quickly learned
that her home was In some way
different from those of her small
friends, and was puzzled thereat.
Nurse Sarah tells her of her moth
er's arrival at Andersonvllle as a
bride and how astonished they all
were at the sight of the dainty
eighteen-year-old slrl whom the
sedate professor had chosen for a
wife. Nurse Sarah makes It plain
why the household seemed a strange
one to the child and how her father
and mother drifted apart through
misunderstanding, each too proud
to In any way attempt to smooth
over the situation. Mary tells of
the time spent "out West" where
the "perfeotly all right and genteel
and respectable" divorce was being
arranged for, and her mot'her's (to
her) unaccountable behavior. By
the court's order the child Is to
spend six months of the year with
her mother and six months with
her father. Boston is Mother's
home. Mary describes her life as
Marie with her mother in Boston
and about her mother's "prospective
suitors." Then Mary goes to her
other home, to visit her father. He
Is the same queer stick. Mary
gees to school. Mary refuses to
keep on at school.
CHAPTER V Continued.
"But she says you refused to go
back to school, Mary," said Father
"Then you did refuse?"
"Well, you may go and tell her now,
please, that you are sorry, and that
you will go to school this afternoon.
You may go now." And he turned
to the table and picked up his book.
I didn't go, of course. -I Just stood
there twisting my handkerchief in my
fingers ; and, of course, right away he
saw me. He had sat down then.
"Mary, didn't you hear me?" he de
manded. "Yes, sir, but Father, I can't go
back to that school," I choked. And I
began to cry.
"But I tell you that you must"
I shook my head.
"But, Father, I can't," I choked ; and
I guess there wns something in my
face this time that made even him see.
For again he just stared for a minute,
and then said: -
"Mary, what in the world does this
mean? Why can't you go back? Hnve
you been expelled?"
"Oh, no, sir."
"Then you mean " you won't go
"I mean I can't on account of
I wouldn't have said it If I hadn't
had to. I didn't want to tell him, but
I knew from the very first that I'd
have to tell him before I got through.
I could see It In his face. And so, now,
with his eyes blazing as he Jumped al
most out of his chair and exclaimed:
"Your mother!" I let it out and got
it over as soon as possible.
"I mean, on account of Mother
that not for yon, or Aunt Jane, or
anybody will I go back to that school
and associate with folks that won't
associate with me on account of
And then I told it all about the
girls, Stella Mayhew, Carrie, and
how they acted, and what they said
about my being Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde because I was a Mary and a
Marie, and the Ice-cream, and the
parties they had to give up if they
went with me. And I know I was cry
ing so I could hardly speak, before I
finished ; and Father was on his feet
tramping up and down the room mut
tering something under his breath, and
looking oh, I can't begin to tell how
he looked. But It was awful.
"And so that's why I wish," I "fin
ished chokingly, "that It would hurry
up and be a year, so Mother could get
"Married I" Like a flash he turned
and stopped short, staring at ine.
"Why, yes," I explained ; ''for if she
did get married, she wouldn't be di
vorced any longer, would she?"
But he wouldn't answer. With a
queer little noise In his throat he
turner again and began to walk up
and down, up and down, until I thought
for a minute he'd forgotten I was
there. But he hadn't. For after a
while he stopped again right in front
"So your mother is thinking of get
ting married," he said in vole so ,
queer It sounded as If It had come
from away off somewhere.
But I shook my head and snld no,
of course ; and that I wus very sure she
wouldn't till her year was up, and
even then I didn't know which she'd
take, so I couldn't tell for sure any
thing about it. But I hoped she'd tuke
one of them, so she wouldn't be di
vorced any longer.
Father turned, and began to
walk up and down again, with his
hands In his pockets; and I didn't
know whether to go away or to stuy,
and I suppose I'd have been there now
If Aunt June hadn't suddenly appeared
In the library doorway.
"Charles, If Mary is going to school
at all today It Is high time she was
starting," she said. But Father didn't
seem to hear. He was still tramping
up and down the room, his hands lu
"Charles!" Aunt Jane raised her
voice and spoke again. "I said If Mary
la going to school at all today it is
high time she was starting."
"Eh? What?" If you'll believe It,
thaj man looked as dazed as If he'd
never even heurd of my going to
school. Then suddenly his face
changed. "Oh, yes, to be sure. Well,
er Mary Is not going to school to
day," he said. Then he looked at his
watch, and without another word
strode Into the hull, got his hat, and
left the house, leaving Aunt Jane and
me staring Into each other's fuces.
But I didn't stay much longer than
Father did. I strode in to the hall, too,
by Aunt Jane. But I didn't leave the
house. I came up here to my own
room; and ever since I've been writ
ing it all down In my book.
For that matter, so am I. What Is
going to happen next? Have I got to
go to school tomorrow? But then, of
course, I shan't do that. Besides, I
don't believe Father'U ask me to, aft
er what I Bald about Mother. He didn't
like that what those girls said any
better than I did. I!ni sure of that.
Why, he looked simply furious. But
there isn't any other school here that
I can be sent to, and
But what's the use? I might sur
mise and speculate all day and not
come anywhere near the truth. I must
await what tile night .will bring forth,
as they say in really truly novels.
FOUR DAYS LATER
And what did the night bring forth?
Ye, what did it bring! Verily it
brought forth one thing I thought noth
ing ever could have brought forth.
It was like this.
That night at the supper table Aunt
Jane cleared her throat In the I-am-determlned-l-wlll-spesk
kind of a way
"I Have No Cause to Complain of My
Daughter's Lessons Today," He Said
that she always uses when she speaks
to Father. (Aunt Jane doesn't talk
to Father much more than Mother
"Charles," she began.
, Father had an astronomy paper be
side his plate, and he was so busy
reading he didn't hear, so Aunt Jane
had to speak again a little louder
"Charles, I have something to say
"Eh? What? Oh er yes. Well,
Jane, what is it?" Father was looking
up with bis ril-be-patient-lf-it-kllls-me
air, and with his forefinger down on
his paper to keep his plnee.
As If anybody could talk to a per
son who's simply tolerating you for
a minute like that, with his forefinger
holding on to what he wants to tend
to I Why, I actually found myseff
being sorry for A'unt Jane.
She cleared her throat again.
"It is understood, of course, that
Mary is to go to school tomorrow
morning, I suppose," she said.
"Why, f course, of course," began
Father impatiently, looking down at
his rteper. "Of course she'll go to"
he stoppled suddenly. A complete
change came to his face. He grew
red, then white. His eyes sort of
flashed. "School?" be said then, in
a hard, decided voice. "Oh, no; Mary
Is not going to school tomorrow morn
ing." He looked down to his paper
and began to read again. For him the
subject was very evidently closed. But
for Aunt Jane it was not closed.
"You don't mean, Charles, that she
Is not to go to school at all, any more,"
"Exactly." Father read on in his
paper without looking up.
Aunt Jane's lips came together bard.
"Charles, Pin amazed at yyii yield
Ing to that child's whims like this
tlmt she doesn't want to go to scliuoll
It's the principle of the thing that I'm
ohjectlug to. Do you realize whut it
will lead to what it"
"Jane!" with a Jerk Father Bat up
straight. "P realize some things that
perhaps you do not. But thut is
neither here nor there. I do not wish
Mary to go to school any more this
bpring. That Is all; and I think it
"Certainly." Aunt June's Hps came
together again grim and hard. "Per
hups you will be good enougli to suy
what she sliull do with her time."
"Time? Do? Why er whut she
always does; read, sew, study"
"Study?" Aunt June asked tho ques
tion' with a huteful little smile that
Father would have been blind not to
liuve understood. And he wus equal
to It but I 'most fell over buekwurd
when I found how equal to It he Was.
'JCertalnly," he says, "study. I I'll
heur her lessons myself In the li
brary, after I come home In the aft
ernoon. Now let us hear no more
, With that he pushed buck his plate
and left the tuble without waiting
for dessert. And Aunt June uud I
were left alone.
I didn't sny anything.' Victors
shouldn't boust and I wus a victor,
of course, about the school. But
when I thought of what Father had
said about my reciting my lessons to
him every duy in the library I
wasn't so sure whether I'd won out
or not. Recite lessons to my father?
Why, I couldn't even Imagine such a
Well, Aunt Jane and I didn't speak
that night nt the supper table. We
finished In stern silence then; Aunt
Jane went upstairs to her room and
I went up to mine. (You see what a
perfectly wildly exciting life Mary Is
living! And when I think of how full
of good times Mother wanted every
minute to be. But that was for
Marie, of course.)
The next morning after breakfast
Aunt Jane said:
"You will spend your forenoon study
ing, Mary, See that you learn well
your lessons, so as not to annoy your
"Yes,. Aunt Jane," said Mary, po
lite and proper, and went upstairs
obediently; but even Mary didn't
know exactly how to study those les
Carrie had brought me all my books
from school. I had asked her to
when I knew that I was not going
back. There were the lessons that
had been assigned for the next day,
of course, and I supposed probably
Father would want me to study those.
But I couldn't Imagine Father teaching
me all alone. I couldn't Imagine my
self reciting lessons to Father I
But I needn't have worried. If I
could only have known. Little did I
think But, there, this Is no way to
tell a story. I read In a book. "How
to Write a Novel," that you mustn't
"anticipate." (I thought folks always
anticipated novels. I do. I thought
you wanted them to.)
Well, to go on.
Father got home at four o'clock. I
saw him come up the walk, and I
waited till I was sure he'd got settled
In the library, then I went down.
He wasn't there.
A minute later I saw him crossing
the lawn to the observatory. Well,
what to do I didn't know. Mary suld
to go after him ; but Marie said nay,
nay. And In spite of being Mary just
now, I let Marie have her way.
Rush after him and tell him he'd
forgotten to hear my lessons? Fa
ther? Well, I guess not ! Besides, it
wasn't my fault. I was there all
ready. It wasn't my blame that he
wasn't there to hear me. But he
might remember and come back. Well,
If he did, I'd be there. So I went to
one of those bookcases and pulled out '
a touch-me-not book, from behind the
glass door. Then I sat down and read
till the supper bell rang.
Father was five minutes late to sup
per. I don't know whether he looked
at me or not. I didn't dare to look at
him until Aunt Jane said, In her
chilliest manner :
"I trust your daughter had good
I had to look at him then. 1 Just
couldn't look anywhere else. So I
was looking straight at him when he
gave that funny little startled glance
Into my eyes. And into his eyes then
there crept the funniest, dearest little
understanding twinkle and I sudden
ly realized that Father, .Father, was
laughing with me at a little secret be
tween us. But 't was only for a sec
ond. The next moment his eyes were
very grave and looking at Aunt Jane.
"I have no cause to complain of
my daughter's lessons today," he said
very quietly. Then he glanced over
at me again. But I had to look away
quick, or I would have laughed right
"It does beat all how popular
this house is with the ladies
after college hours."
(TO BK CONTINUED.)
Many Varieties of Crows.
Many birds are crows that Is,
they are members in good standing,
or bad standing, In the crow family
and they are all birds of distinction
or "personality," and all are remark
able for some talent or some vice.
There are the raven, the rook, the
blue jay and the green jay, the 'mag
pie and the jackdaw and many othei-a,
The crow has his kin scattered nil
over the world.
Fortunately, the world Isn't able t
see a society matron as her maid sees