The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, August 24, 1922, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other -Thing!
Worth Knowing.
Gabrlelo D'AnnunzIo, Italy's noted
soldier-poet, wag seriously Injured in
the head by a fall recently in the gar
don of his villa in Gardone, Italy.
Immediate resumption of coal pro
duction in bituminous mines scattered
over seven states was ordered Tuesday
night, and in some places the cutting
started, Tuesday.
Because the bottom has fallen out of
the market, hops In northern Califor
nia will not be picked this fall, it was
declared by prominent growers, and
thousands of acres of hops will remain
For the present Japan will not make
any formal move for exchange of rati
fications between herself, the United
States rfnd Oreat Britain of the naval
limitations treaty signed at the Wash
ington conference.
been ' suggested by the New South
j Wales labor council to combat any re
duction in wages and the plan has been,
submitted to a conference ol union sec
: retarles and officials. .
Twelve persons are believed to have
perished in a fire that destroyed the
JewlBh- boys' orphanage at Straw
' bridge, Canada, Sunday night and
threatened the village. The cause of
i the fire Is unknown.
The cost of living In Austria was in-
, creased 124 per cent within the last
30 days, according to the monthly in-
I dex figure which became publio Tues-
' day. Humors are gaining strength that
the days of the Seipl government are
! numbered. ; , ',, ':
Triplets, all girls, were born Monday
to Mr. and Mrs. Rex Oberson at Falls
' City, Oregon. The infants weighed 2 1-2,
' 2 3-4 and 3 pounds. All were well de-
veloped and apparently healthy. These
are the first children born to Mr. and
Mrs. Oberson. ,
The 13th allied conference on Ger
; man reparations broke down Tuesday,
"agreeing to disagree," as the spokes-
men for both France and Great Britain
put It, there having been a complete
! lack of unanimity on the Important
points discussed. .
Telegrams from Tamplco Tuesday
said that the city government is bank
rupt because citizons are unable to pay
the excessive, ,-taxes. Thousands of
Mexicans and hundreds of Americans
, nre out of work. Many of the latter
are Bleeping in parks, having no money
to pay for lodging.
Motive power upon certain import-
ant carriers of the country because of
the present strike Is progressively de
teriorating, Chairman McChord of the
interstate commerce commission in
formed President Harding Monday
night, and in a letter of reply was told
by the president "to Insist upon the full
; enforcement of the law."
Approximately BOO independent oil
producers gathered In Tulsa, Okla.,
from five states of the southwest, un
animously voted for a complete shut
down of drilling operations as the only
means of preventing further declines
in the price of. crude oil. The five
stales represented were Louisiana,
Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklaho
ma. Reports of a severe cloudburst, which
swept an area about 20 miles in length
and ten miles wido betwoen the Co
lumbia district and Dufur, Oregon,
were received at The Dalles Tuesday.
Tho cloudburst Was said to have start
ed late yesterday and to have lasted
about an hour and a half, doing several
thousand dollars' damage to wheat,
mostly to uncut grain, which was beat
en to tho ground by the water which
wns said to havo fallen literally in
. Immediate green fruit losses to San
Joaquin valley growers, because of rail
embargoes, which had left 'only the
Southern Pacific gateway to El Paso
open to shipment, total $37,500,000. ac
cording to figures vouched for by J. J.
Gorman, traffic manager of the E. Y.
Foley company of Fresno. ,Mr. Cor
man estimated that of 40,000 . cars of
green fruit to be shipped only 2500
have been sent out Nothing can be
done to salvage the crops spoiling In
the fields, he said.
Germany Must Make Settlement, Says
Prime Minister Poinoare.
, t
Bar le Due, France. France Is firm
ly determined to make Germany pay
for the devastation she caused in the
war, and rather than depart from this
fixed intention, she will act alone,
Premier Poincare declared at the
opening meeting of the general coun
cil of the department of the Meuse
Monday, in a speech generally regard
ed as the complete official declaration
of French reparations policy.
The necessity and Justice of the
payment of reparations by Germany
were emphasized by the French
premier, who placed the blame for
the present situation on the attitude
of the reparations commission and
the failure of Great Britain to under
stand .the desperate plight of her al
lies and the need for the payment of
the indemnity.
M. Poincare recited figures in an
effort to prove that Germany was re
sponsible for herown collapse and
had deliberately failed to live up to
the demands of the reparations com
mission. He vigorously denied that
the French sought to enslave Ger
many In revenge for the devastation
of the war.
Premier Poincare held out the hope
of German and French co-operation
together some day1, if Germany would
change her tactics and do her best to
repair in peace the damage she caused
In war. France was eager to co-operate
with her allies, he said, but would
take independent action rather than
be deprived of her Just compensation.
The premier spoke at length of the
divergent courses now being taken
by France and England. He declared
that It was only natural that nations,
like people, should think first of their
own interests. France could not con
tinue to bear the burden of all the
allied compromises, he asserted. He
went on record as advocating, an al
lied conference for the settlement of
war debts which would be attended
by all the nations interested, "without
exception." The latter phrase was
taken to mean that he referred to the
United States.
Ban Put on Potatoes.
Helena, Mont. Quarantine against
uncertified shipments of potatoes from
California into Montana was issued in
an order from Governor Dixon Mon
day morning, on request of the state
department of agriculture. The order
sets forth that potato ellworm and
potato tuber moth are prevalent over
an indeterminable area in California.
Shipments will be admitted from Cali
fornia only when accompanied by a
certificate from an authorized inspec
tor Btatlng that the field and the ship
ment both have been inspected and
found free of infestation."
Rich Indian to Be Bride.
Muskogee, Okla. Fifty-five miles
away is the town of Fume, and Exie
Fife, a full-blooded Creek Indian, is
its belle. She has a small, uhpainted
cabin, a big touring car and an In
come of $1200 a day.
Exie Is in love with Berlin Jackson,
20, and she is even younger than that,
being born in 1903. Jackson is not
an Indian. It is reported that Exie
and Berlin aro looking for a "town
house," something in Eufala, Checotah
or even Muskogee.
Of course, Exie has 100 acres on
which there is much oil.
Spring Deals Death.
Klamath Falls, Or. Frank Albert,
60 years old, was so badly scalded
Sunday when he fell Into the hot
spring known as the "Devil's tea ket
tle," In East Main street, that he died
a few hours Inter. Albert, who had
gone to the spring for water, lost his
footing and plunged Into the water,
the temperature of which is 197 de
grees. The spring is only about 3
feet deep, but the slippery bank made
it impossible for him to climb out. ,
15 Locomotives Placed.
Philadelphia. Samuel Vauclaln,
president of the Baldwin Locomotive
works, announced Monday the receipt
of an order from the Union Pacific
railroad for 15 locomotives to cost
$900,000. Construction of these en
gines will begin at once.
Mr. Vauclain said his company now
has $16,000,000 worth of unfilled or
ders on Its books, the largest volume
of business since April, 1921.
Settlers Get Cut Rate.
Chicago. Homeseckers' excursion
tickets at one fare plus $2 for the
round trip, to apply to the entire west
and northwest, will be put into effect
on August 29 by the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad, It was
announced Monday, The tickets will
be sold evory Tuesday,
Coal Strike Story Also Put
Before Congress.
President Resolved to Use Power of
Government to Maintain Rail
Washington, D. C President Hard
ing laid the whole story of the rail
and coal strikes before the American
people Friday with a pledge that,
whatever the cost, the government by
law will be sustained.
Summing up before Joint session of
senate and house his efforts toward
industrial peace, the president assert
ed that neither employers nor em
ployes could escape responsibility for
the present situation and that no
"small minority" would be permitted
by "armed lawlessness," "conspiracy,"
or "barbarity and butchery" to over
ride the paramount Interests of the
"We must reassert the doctrine that
In this republic the firsi obligation
and the first allegiance of every citi
zen, high or low, Is to his govern
ment," said the president. "No mat
ter what clouds may gather, no mat
ter what storms may ensue, no matter
what hardships may attend or what
sacrifice may be necessary, govern
ment by law must and will be sus
tained. ......
"Wherefore I am resolved to use
all the power of the government to
maintain transportation and to sus
tain the rights of men to work."
v To strengthen the hand of the ad
ministration in dealing with present
and future coal troubles, Mr. Harding
asked for authorization of a national
agency to purchase, sell and distrib
ute coal and for creation of a com
mission to inquire into "every phase
of coal production, sale and distribu
tion." No similar request was made for
emergency rail legislation, the presi
dent asserting that, although the rail
road labor board had Inadequate au
thority, other agencies of the govern
ment were armed with statutes to
prevent conspiracy against interstate
commerce and to insure safety in
railway operation.
"It is my purpose," he continued,
"to invoke these laws, civil and crim
inal, against all offenders alike."
One other legislative enactment, a
law to permit the federal government
to step in and protect aliens where
State protection falls, was advocated
by the chief executive ,as a result of
what he termed the "butchery of hu
man beings wrought in madness," at
Herrin, 111. Despite the protests of
foreign governments whose nationals
suffered in the Herrin mine battle,
he said, federal officials were power
less to take in hand the situation cre
ated by "the mockery of local lnqub;y
and the failure of justice In Illinois."
': . Man Turns to Stone.
Pittsfield, Mass. James Burke, 37,
whose body for nine years had been
slowly turning to stone, died Saturday
in the Mother Margaret Mary home in
Nine years ago, while holding a
clerical position in the Panama canal
zone, he became Infected from an
insect bite; his joints soon thereafter
started to stiffen and the process of
ossification was under way. Many
forms of treatment were tried, but
none benefited him. While suffering
much discomfort he had little pain
and always was cheerful.
Early. City Unearthed.
Mexico City. A prehistoric city at
the foot of the Volcano Ixtaccthuatl,
four miles long and three miles wide,
was discovered Friday by explorers
of the national museum of Mexico.
Half of the buried city is surrounded
by a Btone wall 8 to 20 feet wide at
the top, and contains 28 pyramids
about 100 feet high, above the debris
of centuries covering them. The
ruins apparently are of as great a
city as the famous Teotihuacan, a
show place of Mexico.
' Lightning Kills Golfer.
Salt lake City. Clarence A. Cohn,
42 years old, vice-president of a de
partment store here, was killed Sun
day afternoon when struck by light-'
nlng while playing on the golf links
of the Salt Lake Country club. Mr.
Cohn was struck in the head, the holt
tearing oft the right side of his face.
Two players crossing the links In
company with Mr. Cohn were render
ed unconscious. A caddy was knock
ed down, hut not seriously hurt.
Copyright by Eleanor H. Porter
CHAPTER V Continued.
When he got up from the table he
said to me: "I shall expect to see you
tomorrow in the library at four, Mary."
And Mary answered: "Yes, Father,"
polite and proper, as she should; but
vMarie inside was Just chuckling with
the Joke of it all. f
The next day I watched again at
four for Father to come up the walk ;
and when he had come In I went down
to the library. He was there in his
pet seat before the fireplace. (Father
always sits before the fireplace,
whether there's a fire there or not.
And sometimes he looks so' funny sit
ting there, staring Into those gray
ashes just as if it was the liveliest
kind of a fire he was watching.)
As I said, he was there, but I had
to speak twice before he looked up.
Then, for a minute, he stared vaguely.
"Eh? Oh I Ah er yes, to be sure,"
he muttered then. "You have come
with your books. Yes. I remember."
But there wasn't any twinkle in his
eyes, uor the least little bit of an un
derstanding smile; and I wns disap
pointed. I had been looking for it. I
knew then, when I felt so suddenly
lost and heart-achey, that I had been
expecting and planning alt day on that
twinkly understanding smile. You
know you feel worse when you've just
found a father and then lost him I
Well, he took my books and heard
my lessons, and told me what I was
to study next day. He's done that two
duys now.
Oh, I'm so tired of being Mary I
And I've got more than four whole
months of it left. I didn't get Moth
er's letter today. Maybe that's why
I'm specially lonesome tonight.
School Is done, both the regular
school and my school. Not that my
school has amounted to much. Really
It hasn't. Oh, for three or four days
he asked questions quite like just a
teacher. Then he got to talking.
Sometimes it would be about some
thing In the lessons; sometimes It
would be about a star, or the moon.
And he'd get so Interested that I'd
think for a minute that maybe the un
derstanding twinkle would come into
bis eyes again. But it never did.
Naturally the lessons haven't
amounted to much, as you can imagine.
But the term was nearly finished, any
way; and my real school Is In Boston,
of course.
It's vacation now. I do hope that
will amount to something I
It hasn't, so far I mean vacation.
Really, what a world of disappoint
ment this is! How on earth I'm go
ing to stand being Mary for three
months more I don't know. But I've
got to, I suppose. I've been here May,
June, and July ; .and that leaves Au
gust, September, and October yet to
come. And when I think of Mother
and Boston and Marie, and the darling
good times down there where you're
really wanted, I am simply crazy.
. If Father wanted me, really wanted
me, I wouldn't care a bit. I'd be will
ing to be Mury six whole months. Yes,
I'd be glad to. But he doesn't. I'm
Just here by order of the court. And
what can you do when you'r'e noth
ing but a daughter by order of the
As I snld before, if only there was
somebody here that wanted me. But
there isn't. Of course Father doesn't.
That goes without saying. And Aunt
Jane doesn't. That goes, too, without
saying. Carrie Heywood has gone
away for all summer, so I can't have
even her, and of course, I wouldn't
associate with any of the other girls,
even if they would associate with me
which they won't.
That leaves only Mother's letters.
They are denr, and I love them. I
don't know what I'd do without them.
And yet, sometimes I think maybe
they're worse than if I didn't have
them. They make me so homesick,
and I always cry so after I get- them.
Still, I know I just couldn't live a
minute If 't wasn't for Mother's let
ters. Father doesn't like ladles. I know
he doesn't. He always runs away from
them. But they don't run away from
him I Listen.
Quite a lot of them call here to see
Aunt Jane, and they come lots of
times evenings and late afternoons,
and I know now why they do it. They
come then because they think Father'U
be at home -at that time ;and they
want to see him.
I know It now, but I never thought
of It till the other day when I heard
our hired girl, Susie, talking about It
with Bridget, the Smalls' hired girl,
over the fence when I was weeding the
garden one day. Then I knew. It was
like this:
Mrs. Darling had been over the
night before as usual, and had stayed
an awfully long time talking to Aunt
Jane on the front piazza. Father had
been there, too. awhile. She stopped
him on his way Into the house. I was
there and I heard her. She said:
"Oh, Mr. Anderson, I'm so glad I
saw you I I wanted to ask your ad
vice about selling poor dear Mr.
.Darling's law library."
And then she went on to tell him
how she'd had an offer, but she wasn't
sure whether it was a good one or
not. And she told him how highly she
prized his opinion, and he was a man
of such splendid judgment, and she
felt so alone now with no strong man's
shoulder to lean upon, and she would
be so much obliged if he only would
tell her whether he considered that
offer a good one or not.
Father hitched and ahemmed and
moved nearer the door all the time she
was talking, and he didn't seem to
hear her when she pushed a chair
toward him and asked him to please
sit down and tell her what to do ; that
she was so alone in the world since
poor dear Mr. Darling had gone. (She
always calls him poor dear Mr. Dar
ling now, but Susie says she didn't
when he was alive; she called him
something quite different. I wonder
what it was.)
Well, as I said, Father hitched and
fidgeted, and suld he didn't know, he
was sure ; that she'd better tuke wiser
counsel than his, and that he was very
sorry, but she really must excuse him.
And he got through the door while he
was talking just as fust as he could
himself, so that she couldn't get in a
single word to keep him. Then he
was gone.
Mrs. Darling stayed on the piazza
two whole hours longer, but Father
never came out at all again.
It was the next morning that Susie
said this over the back-yard fence to
"It does beat all how popuior this
house Is with the ladles after college
hours I"
And Bridget chuckled and answered
back :
"Sure it Is! An' I do be thinkln' the
Wldder Darlln' is a heap fonder of
Miss Jane now than she would have
been had poor dear Mr. Darlln' lived!"
And she chuckled again, and so did
Susie. And then, ail of a sudden, I
Paul Is No Silly Boy. He's Old Enough
to Get a License to Drive His Own
knew. It was Father Mrs. Darling
wanted. They came here to see him.
They wanted to marry him. As if I
didn't know what Susie and Bridget
meant 1 I'm no child !
But all this doesn't make Father
like them. I'm not sure but it makes
him dislike them. Anyhow, he won't
have anything to do with them. He
always runs away over to the observa
tory, or somewhere, and won't see
them ; and I've heard him say things
about them to Aunt Jane, too words
that sound all right, but that don't
mean what they say, and everybody
knows they don't. So, as I said before,
I don't see any chance of Father's hav
ing a love story to help out this book
not right away, anyhow.
As for iny love story I don't see
any chance of that's beginning, either.
Yet, seems as if there ought to be the
beginning of it by this time I'm going
on fifteen. Oh, there have been be
ginnings, lots of them only Aunt
Jane wouldn't let thein go on and be
endings, though I told her good and
plain that I thought it perfectly all
right; and I reminded her about the
brook and river meeting where I stood,
and all that.
But I couldn't make her see It at
all. She said, "Stuff and nonsense"
and when Aunt Jane says both stuff
and nonsense I know there's nothing
doing. (Oh, dear, that's slang I Aunt
Jane says she does wish I would
eliminate the slang from my vocabu
lary. Well, I wish she'd eliminate
some of the long words from hers.
Marie said that not Mary.)
Well, Aunt Jane said stuff and non
sense, snd that I was much too young
to run around with silly boys. You
see, Charlie Smith had walked home
from school with me twice, but I had
to stop that And Fred Small was get
ting so he was over here a lot. Aunt
Jane stopped him. Paul Mayhew
yes, Paul Mayhew, Stella's brother!
cam home with me, too, and asked
me to go with him auto-rldlng. My,
how I did want to go I I wanted the
ride, of course, but especially I wanted
to go because he was Mrs. Mayhew's
son. I Just wanted to show Mrs, May
hew ! But Aunt June wouldn't let me.
That's the time she tulked specially
about running around with silly boys.
But she needn't have. Paul is no silly
boy. He's old enough to get a license
to drive his own car.
Well, of course, that ended that.
And there hasn't been any other since.
That's why I say my love story doesn't
seem to be getting along very well.
Naturally, when It gets noised around
town that your Aunt Jane won't let
you go anywhere with a young man,
or let a young man come to see you,
or even walk home with you after the
first time why, the young men aren't
going to do very much toward making
your daily life Into a love story.
A queer thing happened last night
ft was like this:
Yesterday Aunt Jane went to spend
the day with her best friend. She
said for me not to leave the house, as
some member of, the family should be
there. She told me to sew an hour,
weed an hour, dust the house down
stairs and upstairs, and read some Im
proving book an hour. The rest of
the time I might amuse myself.
Amuse myself I A jolly time I could
have all by myself I Even Father
wasn't to be home for dinner, so I
wouldn't have that excitement. He
was out of town, and was not to come
home till six o'clock.
It was an awfully hot day. The sun
just beat down, and there wasn't a
breath of air. By noon I was simply
crazy with my stuffy, long-sleeved,
high-necked blue gingham dress and
my great clumpy shoes. It seemed all
of a sudden as If I couldn't stand It
not another minute not a single min
ute more to be Mary, I mean. And
suddenly I determined that for a while,
just a little while, I'd be Marie again.
Why couldn't I? There wasn't any
body going to be there hut Just my
self, all day long.
I ran then upstairs to the guest
room closet where Aunt Jane hud made
me put all my Murle dresses and
things when the Mary ones came.
Well, 1 got' out the very fluffiest, soft
est white dress there was there, and
the little white slippers and the silk
stockings that I loved, and the blue
silk sash, and the little gold locket
and chain that Mother gave me that
Aunt Jane wouldn't let me wear. And
I dressed up. My, didn't I dress up?
And I Just threw those old heavy shoes
and black cotton stockings into the
corner, and the blue gingham dress
after them (though Mary went right
away and picked the dress up, and
hung It In the closet, of course) ; but
I had the fmi of throwing it, anyway.
Oh, how good those Marie things did
feel to Mary's hot, dried flesh and
bones, and how I did dance and sing
around the room' in those . light little
slippers ! Then Susie rang the dinner
bell and I went down to the dining
room feeling like a really truly young
lady, I can tell you.
Susie stared, of course, and said,
"My, how fine we are today I" But I
didn't mind Susie.
After dinner I went out into the hall
and I sang all over the house. Then
I went into the parlor and played
every lively thing that I could think
of on the piano. And I sang there,
too silly little songs that Marie used
to sing to Lester. And I tried to
think I was really down there to Bos
ton, singing to Lester ; and that Moth
er was right In the next room waiting
for me.
Then I stopped and turned around
on the piano stool, and the room was
Just as still as death. And I knew
I wasn't In Boston. I was there In
Andersonvllle. And there wasn't any
Baby Lester there, nor any mother
waiting for me In the next room. And
all the fluffy white dresses and silk
stockings In the world wouldn't make
me Marie. I was really Just Mary,
and I had got to have three whole
months more of It.
And then is when I began to cry.
And I" cried just as hard as I'd been
singing a minute before. I was on
the floor with my head in my arms on
the piano stool when Father's voice
came to me from the doorway.
' "Mary, Mary, what in the world
does this mean?" '
I Jumped up and stood "at atten
tion," the way you have to, of course,
when fathers speak to you.
"Yes, sir." I tried not to have my
voice shake as I said It ; but I couldn't
quite help that.
"What is the meaning of this, Mary?
Why are you crying?"
I shook my head. I didn't want to
tell him, of course; so I Just stam
niered out something about being sorry
I had disturbed him. Then I edged
toward the door to show hira that If
he would step one side I would go
away at once and not bother him any
The Painful Part
"Jones hates to have his wife go
South every winter."
"Feels the separation, no doubt"
"Yes, from the necessary coin."