The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, October 26, 1922, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Eventi of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Thlnirs Worth Knowine.
New York bank clearings Tuesday
reached the gigantic total of ?1,200,
000,000, a new high mark lor the
Four children were killed and 11 In
jured, some seriously, when an Ala
bama & VlckBburg freight train ran
into a county school wagon 10 miles
east of Vlckeburg, Miss., Tuesday.
The French government announced
Monday that it had withdrawn its
protection from all of the Greeks,
Armenians and Jews who have adopt
ed the French nationality since the
Reduction in rates on vegetable oils
from $1.05 to 75 cents a hundred
pounds, which transcontinental rail-
roads proposed to put into effect Tues-
dav, have been suspended' to await
Damage to the extent of $225,000
was done by a fire which swept the
plant of the False, Creek Lumber
company at Vancouver, B. C, early
Tuesday and destroyed the plant, ma
chinery and stocks.
George McConkey of Adel, la., who
married Mattie Weeks two weeks ago,
a fortnight after her husband, Eugene
Weeks, was hanged at Fort Madison,
Iowa, has brought suit for divorce,
charging cruelty and infidelity. He
is Mrs. McConkey's fifth husband.
Twenty-one women have thrown
their bonnets into the ring and will
Btand up against men in the fight
for seats in the house ot representa
tives next month. Reports to party
headquarters in Washington, D. C. in
dicated their percentage of victories
would be nominal.
Walter F. George of Vienna received
304 county unit votes out of Georgia's
total of 00 in Monday's special sena
torial primary to nominate a successor
to the late United States Senator Wat
son, according to complete unofficial
returns compiled this morning by the
Atlanta Constitution.
Evidence of the increasing pros-
perlty and thrift of the public was
reflected in the reports received last
June 30 from national banks relating
particularly to the number of savings
accounts and savings deposits, says
i statement issued by Comptroller of
the Currency Crlsslngcr.
The festivities in connection with
the coronation of King Ferdinand and
Queen Marie at Bucharest, Rumania,
ended Tuesday night with a gala per
formance at the national theater. The
day began with a reception to the
foreign mUsIons, the members ot
which formally presented their gov
ernment's congratulations to the king
and queen.
Total prohibition ot alcoholic drinks,
one of the tenets ot the Mohammedan
religion, will be applied throughout
eastern Thrace as soon as the Keinal
1st authorities are installed, accord
ing to dispatches received by the Con
stantinople newspapers from Angora,
seat of the Turkish nationalist gov
ernment. . The Southern Pacific has filed with
the Interstate commerce commission
a petition which, it was said, If grant
ed, will prevent the separation from
its' system ot the lines of the Central
Pacific, although this separation was
ordered by the supreme court in a
decision several mouths ago, and a
rehearing of the case was subsequent
ly denied by the court.
A robber with a six-shooter early
Tuesday inarched Marshal C. E. Pyn
at Marysvllle, Wash., five miles north
, of Kverott, to the home of L. C.
Smith, vice-president of the Marysvllle
State bank, routed the latter out of
bed and conducted the two to a vault
in the bank. The vault, time locked,
was not opened. The robber left with
$41 in Canadian currency that he
found in a drawer. . ;
The dirigible C-2, the United States
army's best and largest "blimp," on
a return transcontinental flight from
Ross fluid, California, to Langloy field,
Virginia, was burned Tuesday near
San Antonio,. Texas, and seven per
sons were injured, according to Major
II. A. Strauss, commander of the ill
fated ship. The accident was due
primarily to the pulling out of the
fabrlo ot the envelope during a strong
Forming New Cabinet Is Formally.Un
dertaken in England.
London. Andrew Bonar Law Mon
day, in the traditional phrase of the
Court Circular, "kissed hands upon his
appointment as prime minister and
first lord of the treasury," and thus
becomes England's, first Canadian
born premier.
The day was devoted to the formali
ties necessary in a monarchlal country
to change the government. The king
In the morning gave an audience to
and took formal leave of the outgoing
prime minister, Mr. Lloyd George.
Then came the unionist meeting in
the afternoon when Mr. Bonar Law
was unanimously elected leader of the
party. This was followed by an audi
ence at Buckingham palace when Mr.
Bonar Law, at the king's invitation,
undertook to form a new administra
The king will hold a privy council
probably Wednesday, it the prime
minister has by then completed his
ministry, for the Bwearlng in of the
new ministers. The king will, on the
advice of the prime minister, proclaim
the dissolution of parliament and, ac
cording to present arrangements, elec
tions will be held November 15.
Mr. Bonar Law is understood to
have his cabinet list almost completed
and it is expected the composition of
the ministry will be announced soon.
It is the almost universal opinion that
he succeeds to a most difficult and
onerous task, and many misgivings are
heard as to whether his health will
stand the Inevitable strain, but he has
made it quite clear that if he finds his
health unequal to the task he shall be
allowed quietly to step aside.
The situation is unique in the annals
of British election policies, inasmuch
as only three weeks before the ejection
date none of the leaders have yet an
nounced his policy, each side appears
to be waiting on the other. Mr. Lloyd
George's opponents are making merry
with the suggestion that the sword he
announced himself as brandishing
when he left London Sunday must
have been lost somewhere on the way
to Leeds.
The only real question before the
electorate is whether they wish to be
governed by a coalition. But that can
not properly be described as an elec
tion plank, because except In the event
of a tremendous landslide in favor of
one particular party, it is almost cer
tain that no party will be returned
strong enough to form a government
without the co-operation of some other
Cuban Loan Sanctioned.
Washington, D. C A formal author
ization permitting the Cuban govern
ment to float the $50,000,000 loan re
cently negotiated with private bankers
Is in preparation at the state depart
ment and is expected to be delivered
to Cuban officials soon.
Such a loan is believed by officials
here to be a proper part of the finan
cial rehabilitation scheme worked out
In Cuba in co-operation with Major-
General Crowder, acting aa the per
sonal representative of President
Aid for Spanish War Veterans.
Spanish-American war veterans of
the Pacific northwest and veterans of
the Philippine insurrection and Boxer
rebellion will hereafter be entitled to
treatment for mental, nervous and
tubercular ailments and diseases in
hospitals of this district under the
direction of the United States veterans'
bureau. This is a new move on the
part of the government, announced by
L. C. Jesseph, district manager of the
bureau. Heretofore no special pro
vision had been made for hospitaliza
tion of these American war veterans.
Mayor to Run Railway.
Detrott.-Mayor Couzens, known as
"the father of Detroit's municipal rail
way system," will take active charge
of the railway, he announced Monday,
He is to become general manager dur
ing the absence of Joseph S. Goodwin,
who has asked for a leave of absence
of six months because of illness. The
mayor will spend half ot each day at
his own office in the city hall and
the other halt day in superintending
the Btreet railway department.
Admiral Sims Retires.
Newport, R. I. Rear-Admiral Wil
liam Sowden Sims, president of the
naval college, who has completed 43
years continuous service, read before
the college Saturday his orders plac
ing him on the retired list because he
has reached the age limit. Rear-Admiral
C. S. Williams will succeed Ad
miral Sims as president.
Two Robbers Get $6200.
Los Angeles. In a robbery in the
downtown business district shortly be
fore noon Sunday two armed men en
tered the offices of the Pantages
theater and held up Arthur F. Schlckle,
auditor. After obtaining $6200 from a
vault they forced Schlckle in it and escaped.
Iraft Leaving Foreign Ports
Limiting Stores. -.
Two American and Seven Alien Com
panies Hold Up New Ruling by
U. S. Injunction.
Washington, D. C Ocean steamers
which left foreign ports Sunday for
the United States faced the necessity
of carefully' computing the amount of
alcoholic beverages on board against
the mileage shown by the ship's daily
log. The last stein and decanter
must be emptied before the ship cross
es the three-mile line marking the
accepted limit of the American mari
time jurisdiction under an interpreta
tion of the prohibition laws which be
came effective at 12:01 o'clock Mon
day morning.
Fleets ot nine companies are tem
porarily exempt from operation of the
law by reason ot injunction proceed
ings pending before Federal Judge
Hand in New York, and will be per
mitted to enter with their wet goods
safely sealed under the system be
fore Attorney-General Daugherty rul
ed that the eighteenth amendment and
the Volstead act applied to American
"territory" as a whole and not only
to the continental terra firma. "
The nine "exempt" lines include two
American companies, the International
Mercantile Marine and the United
American line, and seven registered
under foreign flags. They have
sought permanent injunctions against
enforcement of the law on the ground
that Mr. Daughtery went further than
the authors of the statute and amend
ment Intended, or if he did not err
in this respect, then the act itself was
Illegal scope.
All other ships come within the
law's meaning set forth by the at
torney general and approved by Presi
dent Harding. Administration officials
did not foresee an Immediate conting
ency arising from a violation by some
of the foreign ships. Bermuda, the
nearest foreign port of regular call, is
48 hours from New York, while the
trans-Atlantic liners require from
to S days to complete their voyage.
It was considered probable therefore
that a week might elapse before the
enforcement agents would be called
upon-to apply the new restriction in
a specific case.
Racer Burn to Death.
Hartford, Conn. Four racehorses,
Almaden-Onward, Harry D. O. and
Abe Direct, noted pacers, and Day
break, well-known trotter, were burn
ed to death in their stalls Sunday
morning, when fire swept through the
famous Charter Oak stables at Charter
Oak park, near here. Wesley R.
trotter, was so badly burned that he
was shot, The horses, which were pri
vately owned, were valued at approxi
mately 30,000, Almaden-Onward alone
being valued at $10,000. They were
not insured.
Redemption Is Ordered.
Washington, D. C Federal reserve
banks have been authorized by Secre
tary Mellon, it was announced Sun
day at the treasury, to redeem, in
cash, beginning Monday and before
December 15, treasury certificates of
indebtedness ot series TD 1922 dated
December 15, 1921 and series TD-2,
1922, dated June 1, 1922, and both
maturing December 16 next. Redemp
tion will be at par and accrued In
terest to the date of redemption.
Three Shot In Feud.
Peoria, III. Timothy Doyle was held
In the county jail at Havana after
having shot and probably fatally
wounded one man and wounding two
others on his farm three miles north
of Mason City. The shooting was said
to have been the climax to a long
standing family, feud. The wounded
were: Frank Hubbard, 42, shot in
head; George Hubbard, 68, uncle of
Frank Hubbard, shot In body, and Jake
Hubbard, 62, father of Frank Hubbard,
shot in body. ,
Warship In Near East.
Constantinople. The flotilla of
United States destroyers hurrying to
new duties in the near east arrived
at Constantinople Sunday morning, the
American embassy was notified by
wireless by the approaching vessels.
At the entrance of the Bosphorus the
flotilla will be reviewed by Rear-Admiral
Mark L. Bristol, commander of
the American naval forces in near
eastern waters.
Mary Marie
Copyright by Eleanor H. Porter
Was she so awfully pretty, Fa
ther?" I could feel the little thrills
tingling all over me. Now I was get
ting a love story I
"She was, my dear. She was very
lovely. But it wasn't just that it was
a Joyous something that I could not
describe. It was as If she were a
bird, poised for flight. I know it now
for what it was the very Incarnation
of the spirit of youth. And she was
young. Why, Mary, she was not so
many years older than you yourself,
now. You aren't sixteen yet. And
your mother I suspect she was too
young. If she hadn't been quite so
young" ,
He stopped, and stared again
straight ahead at the dancers with
out seeing one of them, I knew. Then
he drew a great deep sigh that seemed
to come from the very bottom of his
"But it was my fault, my fault,
every bit of it," he muttered, still star
ing straight ahead. "If I hadn't been
so thoughtless As If I could im
prison that bright spirit of youth In a
great dull cage of conventionality, and
not expect it to bruise Its wings by
fluttering against the bars!"
And right there and then It came to
me that Mother said It was her fault,
too ; and that If only she could live it
over again, she'd do differently. And
here was Father saying the same thing.
And all of a sudden I thought, well,
why can't they try it over again, if
they both want to, and if each soys
It was their no, his, no, hers well,
his and her fault. (How does the
thing go? I hate grammar I) But I
mean, if she says It's her fault, and he
says it's his. That's what I thought,
a-nyway. And I determined right then
and there to give them the chance to
try again, if speaking would do it.
I looked up at Father. He was still
talking half under his breath, his eyes
looking straight ahead. He had for
gotten all about me. That was plain
to be seen. If I'd been a cup of coffee
without any coffee In It, he'd have
been stirring- me. I know he would.
He was like that.
Father, Father!" I had to speak
twice, before he heard me. "Do you
really mean that you would like to try
again?" I asked.
"Eh? What?" And just the way he
turned and looked at me showed how
many miles he'd been away from me.
"Try it again, you know what you
said," I reminded him.
"Oh, that !" Such a funny look came
to his face, half ashamed, half vexed.
I'm afraid I have been talking, my
"Yes, but would you?" I persisted.
He shook his head ; then, with such
an oh-that-lt-could-be I smile, he said:
Of course we all wish that we
could go back and do It over again
differently. But we never can."
Yes, but, Father, you can go back,
In this case, and so can Mother, 'cause
you both want to," I hurried on, al
most choking in my anxiety to get it
all out quickly. "And Mother said It
was her fault. I heard her."
"Her fault 1" I could see that Fa
ther did not quite understand, even
"Yes, yes, just as you said It was
yours about all those things at ,the
first, you know, when when she was
a spirit of youth beating against the
Father turned square around and
faced me.
"Mary, what are you talking about?"
he asked then. And I'd have been
scared of his voice if it hadn't been
for the great light that was shining
In his eyes.
But I looked into his eyes, and
wasn't scared; and I told him every
thing, every single thing all about
how Mother had cried over the little
blue dress that day In the trunk-room,
and how she had shown the tarnished
lace and said that she had tarnished
the happiness of lilra and of herself
and of me; and that It was all her
fault; that she was thoughtless and
willful and exacting and a spoiled
child ; and, oh, If she could only try It
over again, how differently she would
do I - And there was a lot more. I
told everything everything I could
remember. Some way, I didn't be
lieve that Mother would mind now,
ifter what Father had said. And I
lust knew she wouldn't mind If she
:ould see the look in Father's eyes as
I talked.
He didn't Interrupt me not long
Interruptions. lie did speak out a
lulck little word now and then, at
some of the parts ; and once I know I
saw him wipe a tear from his eyes.
After that he put up his hand and sat
svlth his eyes covered all the rest of
the time I was talking. And he didn't
take it down till I said:
"And so, Father, that's why I told
you; 'cause It seemed to me If you
wanted to try again, and she wanted
to try again, why can't you do it? Oh,
Father, think how perfectly lovely 't
would be if you did, and If it worked !
Why, I wouldn't care whether I was
Mary or Marie, or what I was. I'd
nave yon and Mother both together,
and, oh, how I should lore it 1"
It was here that Father's arm came
out and slipped around me in a great
tig hue ,
"Bless your heart! But, Mary, my
dear, how are we going to to bring
this about?" Then is when my second
great Idea came to me.
"Oh, Father I" I cried, "couldn't you
come courting her again calls and
flowers and candy, and all the rest?
Oh, Father, couldn't you? Why, Fa
ther, of course you could!"
This last I added In my most per
suasive voice, for I could see the "no"
on his face even before he began to
shake his head.
"I'm afraid not, my dear," he said,
then. "It would take more than a
flower or a bonbon to to win your
mother back now, I fear."
"But you could try," I urged.
He shook his head again.
"She wouldn't see me If I called,
my dear," he answered.
He sighed as he said it, and-1 sighed,
too. And for a minute I didn't say
anything. Of course, If she wouldn't
see him
Then another idea came to me.
"But, Father, if she would see you
I mean, if you got. a chance, you would
tell her what you told me just now;
about its being your fault, I mean, and
the spirit of youth beating against the
bars, and all that. You would,
wouldn't you?"
He didn't say anything, not any
thing, for such a long time I thought
he hadn't heard me. Then, with a
queer, quick drawing In of his breath,
he said:
"I think little girl If if I ever
got the chance I would say a great
deal more than I said to you tonight."
"Good I" I Just crowed the word, and
I think I clapped my hands ; but right
away I straightened up and was very
fine and dignified, for I saw Aunt Hat
tie looking at me from across the
room, as I said :
"Very good, then. You shall have
the chance."
He turned and smiled a little, but he
shook his head.
"Thank you, child ; but I don't think
you know quite what you're promis
ing," he said.
, "Yes, I do."
Then I told him my idea. At first he
said no, and It couldn't be, and he was
very sure she wouldn't see him, even If
he called. But I said she would If he
At Exactly Ten o'clock He Came Up
the Steps of the House Here, but He
Didn't Ring the Bell.
would do exactly as I said. And I
told him my plan. And after a time
and quite a lot of talk, he said he
would agree to it.
And this morning we did it.
At,,exactly ten o'clock he came up
the steps of the house here, but he
didn't ring the bell. I had told hlin
not to do that, and I was on the watch
for him. I knew that at ten o'clock
Grandfather would be gone, .Aunt Hat
tle probably downtown shopping, and
Lester out with his governess. I wasn't
so sure of Mother, but I knew It was
Saturday, and I believed I could man
age somehow to keep her here with
me, so that everything would be all
right there.
I did it, and five minutes before ten
ghe was sitting quietly sewing in her
own room.' Then I went downstairs to
watch for Father.
He came just on the dot, and I let
him In and took him Into the library.
Then I went upstairs and told Mother
there was some one downstairs who
wanted to see her.
And she said, how funny, and wasn't
there any name, and where was the
maid. But I didn't seem to hear. I
had gone into my room in quite a hur
ry, as If I had forgotten something I
wanted to do there. But, of course, I
didn't do a thing except totmake sure
that she went downstairs to the li
brary. Thpy're there now together. And
he's been here a whole hour already.
Seems as If he ought to say something
in that length of time!
After I was sure Mother was down,
I took out this, and began to write in
it And I've been writing ever alnce.
But, oh, I do so wonder what's going
on down there. I'm so excited over
At just that minute Mother came In
to the room. I wish you could have
seen her. My stars, but she looked
pretty 1 with her shining eyes and the
lovely pink In her cheeks. And young I
Honestly, I believe she looked younger
than I did that minute.
She just came and put her arms
around me and kissed me. and I saw
then that her eyes were all misty with
tears. She didn't say a word, hardly,
only that Father wanted to see me,
and I was to go right down.
And I went.
I thought, of course, thnt she was
coming, too. But she didn't. And
when I got down the stulrs I found I
was all alone ; but I went right on Into
the library, and there was Father
waiting for me.
He didn't say much, either, at first;
but Just like Mother he put his arms
around me and kissed me, and held me
there. Then, very soon, he begun to
talk; and, oh, he said such beautiful
things such tender, lovely, sacred
things; too sacred even to write down
here. Then he kissed me aguln and
went away.
But he came back the next day, and
he's been here some part of every day
since. And, oh, what a wonderful
week it has been !
They're going to be married. It's
tomorrow. They'd have been married
right away at the first, only they had
to wait something about licenses and
a five-day notice, Mother said. Father
fussed and fumed, and wunted to try
for a special dispensation, or some
thing; but Mother laughed, and said
certainly not, and that she guessed It
was just as well, for she positively had
to have a few things; and he needn't
think he could walk right In like that
on a body and expect her to get mar
ried at a moment's notice. But she
didn't mean It. I know she didn't ; for
when Father reproached her, sh
laughed softly, and called him an old
goose, and said, yes, of course, she'd
have married him In two minutes If It
hadn't been for the five-day notice, no
matter whether she ever had a new
dress or not.
And that's the way It Is with them
all the time. They're 4oo funny and
lovely together for anything. (Aunt
Hattle says they're too silly for nny
thlng; but nobody minds Aunt Hat
tie.) And, as I said before, It is all per
fectly wonderful.
So it's all settled, and they're going
right away on this trip and call It a
wedding trip. And, of course, Grand
father had to get off his joke about
how he thought It wus a pretty dan
gerous business; and to see that this
honeymoon didn't go into an eclipse
while they were watching the other
one. But nobody minds Grandfather.
I'm to stay here and finish school.
Then, In the spring, when Futher and
Mother come back, we are all to go to
Andersonvllle and begin to live In the
old house again.
Won't It be lovely? It Jusi seems
too good to be true. Why, I don't care
a bit now whether I'm Mary or Marie.
But, then, nobody else does, either. In
fact, both of them call me the whole
name now, Mary Marie. I don't think
they ever said they would. They just
began to do It. That's all.
How, about this being a love story
now? Oh, I'm so excited !
Which Is the Test.
Twelve years yes. And I'm twenty
eight years old. Pretty old, little Mary
Marie of the long ago would think.
And, well, perhaps today I feel just
as old as she would put it.
I came up into the attic this morn
ing to pack away some things I shall
no longer need, now that I am going
to leave Jerry. (Jerry Is my husband.)
And in the bottom of my little trunk
I found this manuscript. I hud forgot
ten that such a thing existed ; but with
Its laboriously written pages before
me, It all came buck to me ; and I be
gan to read ; here a sentence ; there a
paragraph; somewhere else a page.
Then, with a little half laugh and a
half sob, I carried It to an old rocking
chair by the cobwebby dormer window,
and settled myself to read it Btralght
And I have read It.
Poor little Mury Marie I Dear little
Mary Marie! To meet you like this,
to share with you your Joys and sor
rows, hopes and despairs, of those
years, long ago, is like sitting hand in
hand on a sofa with a childhood's
friend, each listening to an eager "And
do you remember?" falling constantly
from delighted lips that cannot seem
to talk half fast enough.
The Plimioll Line.
By the PUmsoll line is meant the
mark on a ship, which, by the British
merchant shipping act of 1870, forced
through parliament by Samuc! Film
soli, must be visible above water, thui
preventing overloading. ,