The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, December 07, 1922, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Governments
nd Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
, The senate Judiciary committee
Tuesday recommended confirmation of
Pierce Butler, St. Paul attorney, nom
inated by President Harding to be an
associate Justice of the supreme court.
W. F. Thlehoff, who entered the
service of the Burlington railroad 39
years ago as a section laborer, has
been appointed general manager of
the lines east of the Missouri river,
with headquarters In Chicago.
President Harding, in a telegram
received at the executive offices at
Salem, Tuesday, appealed to the peo
ple of Oregon to give freely for the
relief of more than a million destitute
women and children in Grecian ter
ritory and the near east.
Three children were burned to
death, two were reported dying, 30
more received painful burns and were
put under care of physicians, and
others had narrow escapes from a fire
that destroyed the High Point school,
about seven miles south of Covington,
Ga., Tuesday.
Discovery of rich deposits of radium
ore in the Belgian Congo has caused
a break of $50,000 a gram In the price,
but the full extent of the find will
not be known until the deposits have
been further explored, officials of the
Standard Chemical company of Pitts
burg said Tuesday.
Experiments carried out with the
support of the West Coast Lumber
men's association by W. T. Dumbleton
and W. A. Leuenberger of Tacoma
have culminated In a wood briquet
that equals anthracite coal in heating
value, Robert B. Allen of this city,
secretary of the association, announc
ed Tuesday.
Although the naval academy author
ities refused to discuss Secretary
Denby's charges of Intoxication among
the midshipmen after the football
game at Philadelphia last Saturday in
the absence of official Information, It
Is known that the officials are anxious
to find the guilty midshipmen and
punish them.
A spirit of uncertainty and a note
of pessimism were apparent Wednes
day in the near east conference at
LauBanne, yet the chief delegations
pointed out that the work of the con
ference was steadily continuing and
that the various delegates were grad
ually and helpfully getting a clearer
understanding of one another's views.
Teachers should have a vocabulary
of between 1500 and 4000 words. The
professional man should have from
1500 to 3000 words, while the ditch
digger may get along with 300 words.
This was told to the teachers of
Marlon county assembled in annual
Institute in Salem, Or., Tuesday by
Dr. Carl O. Doney, president of Wil
lamette university.
About two months ago Mrs. D. B.
Looney of Lebam, Wash., lost a valu
. able diamond out of its setting in a
ring that she prized very highly. After
many days of search and worry over
the loss of her diamond, to her great
surprise and delight she found it re
cently In the gizzard of a chicken that
She was dressing for dinner, but It
was bo badly pitted all over by chem
ical action that it was hardly recog
nizable. '
Colonel Alvin W. Owsley, national
commander of the American Legion,
believes that the best way for the
leglou to serve the country is tor It
to obtain legislation that would take
care of all disabled ex-service men and
to prevent unemployment. He an
nounced that he would start on De
cember 28 on a nation-wide tour of
inspection for the legion. Texas, Cali
fornia, Oregon and Washington will
be among the first states visited.
Iowa's foreign language act of 1919,
prohibiting the use of any languages
except English In all secular Bchools
below the eighth grade, was attacked
In the U. S. supreme court Tuesday In
a case brought by August Bartels. The
case presented many contentions re
cently raised before the court in two
cases from Ohio, which the court now
has under advisement, and Is to be
followed by other cases from Nebras
ka, In which broadly similar questions
are raised under the laws of the state.
$29,000,000 Sought From 'Army Camp
Builders-Fraud Charged.
WaBhlngton, D. C Six additional
ults seeking recovery of lurge luma
alleged to have been misspent In con
struction of the wartime army can
tonments were filed Monday In ai
many cities by representatives of the
department of Justice. The six actions
sought to recover $29,000,000 and
brought the total claimed by the gov
ernment from war contractors to more
than $50,000,000.
According to official figures, Camp
Lee was, with one exception, the cost
liest of the war cantonment projects.
More than $18,670,000 was spent on
the Virginia training center, $13,846,-
000 at Center, $11,296,000 at Dodge,
$13,545,000 at DIx, 12,748,000 at Pike
and $9,880,000 at Travis. Camp Knox
at Stltson, Ky., holds the high record
in cost, $18,733,189 having been paid,
according to war department records,
for Its construction.
The projects, contractors and sums
Involved in the six suits were: Camp
Travis, San Antonio, Tex., Stone &
Webster, $3,000,000; Camp Lee, Peters
burg, Kan., Rhinehard & Dennis, Inc.,
$7,000,000; Camp Custer, Battle Creek,
Mich., Porter Bros., $5,000,000; Camp
Pike, Little Rock, Ark., James Stewart
& Co., Inc., $3,000,000; Camp Dodge,
Des Moines, la., Charles Weltz Sons,
$4,500,000, and Camp Dix, WrlghtB
town, N. J., Irwin & Leighton, $6,-
Washington, D. C Congress put
"off the" old and on the new" Monday
with the ending of the special session,
which had been called primarily to
consider the shipping bill, and the
convening of the regular statutory
December session. The change in
congressional sessions was made
within ten minutes, the extra session,
begun two weeks ago, adjourning at
11:50 o'clock and the new being called
to order at high noon.
The routine sessions winding up the
special session and opening the new
developed little business and drew
small crowds. Formal surrender of
the senate republicans to the demo
cratic filibuster against the Dyer antl
lynchlng bill ended the tie-up and al
lowed confirmation of about 1700 de
layed nominations before the final
gavel of the special session, but the
nomination of Pierce Butler, St. Paul
attorney, to be associate Justice of the
supreme court, failed and went over
until the new session through opposi
tion of Senators La Follette, republi
can, of Wisconsin; Jforrls, republican,
of Nebraska, and others.
Receipt of the annual budget was
the principal business of the session.
The usual committees called on Presi
dent Harding and notified him of the
assembling of the new session, but
were not advised definitely when the
president would present his opening
message. It was believed the presi
dent would address congress in Joint
session with a message stressing the
administration desire for enactment of
the shipping bill, farm credits legisla
tion and the annual supply bills in the
hope of cleaning up all business by
March 3 and avoiding an extra ses
sion of the new congress next spring.
The shipping bill, passed last week
by the house, ia scheduled to be
brought before the senate late this
week. It will be taken up Wednesday
by the commerce committee with a
view to prompt return to the senate.
There were indications Monday, how
ever, of some delay in this programme.
Republican members are disposed to
fight the Madden amendment requir
ing annual appropriations out of the
merchant marine fund for direct aid
to ship owners.
Shoe Styles Wasteful.
Cleveland, O. Women of the United
States wear more than 1,600,000 dif
ferent styles of shoes, William A. Dur
gin, chief of the division of simplified
practice of the department of com
merce, declared here before the con
vention of the Shippers' Warehouse
and Distributing association. Hun
dreds of thousands of dollars would
be saved, he said, it the sizes and
types of containers used in packing
shoes should be reduced.
Wlfs't "Friend" Is Man.
Chicago. E. F. Carroll of Birming
ham, Ala., who reported that his wife,
Vlda, had run away with another wo
man, learned Monday in court that
his wife's companion was a man, made
up and dressed as a girl. The "girl
friend's" disguise was so perfect that
Carroll said that he was completely
deceived when his wife introduced her
"chum" to him as "Millie." "Millie
was in court and admitted that his
name was Bill McCain.
Charges Laid to Efforts to
Shield Defendants.
Attorney General Cites Steps Taken
Against Corporations Under
Anti-Trust Law.
Washington, D. C With the charge
that his assailants are seeking to
shield persons who are being or about
to be prosecuted, Attorney-General
Daugherty slammed back Sunday night
at the groups In and out of congress
who are pressing for his Impeachment.
The attorney-general made public
his answer to the 14 specifications sup
porting the resolution proposing the
impeachment of Mr. Daugherty, which
was Introduced by Rev. Mr. Keller,
Taking up each one of the 14
charges of failure or refusal to en
force anti-trust and other laws, of
unwarranted exercise of clemency in
the cases of Influential offenders, of
neglect to prosecute war profiteers
and of unconstitutional and unjust
procedure in the railroad injunction
case, the attorney-general sweepingly
denies the existence of any basis of
fact for the allegations.
The answer is addressed to the com
mittee on Judiciary, which will hear
testimony bearing on the charges
brought by Representative Keller. Mr.
Daugherty has insisted on a thorough
airing of the accusations, confident
that the committee will find no
ground for recommending impeach
ment, but he declines to produce many
documents demanded, asserting that
they would disclose much valuable in
formation to offenders who are being
or may be prosecuted.
"This extraordinary proceeding,"
says Mr. Daugherty's letter, "is in
spired more by a desire to protect
those charged and those who will be
charged with violating the law than
to aid the department' of Justice in
the prosecution of grafters, profiteers
and those who have defrauded their
government during the emergencies of
"The attorney-general cannot escape
the conclusion that the sole object and
purpose of this proceeding is not to
remove him from office, but is In the
nature avowedly of an attempt . . .
to compel the publication and the dis
closure in advance of the evidence
upon which the government relies and
must rely in the investigation and
prosecution of cases of the greatest
importance to the government."
Woman Has Quintuplets.
Richmond, Va. Dr. Ernest C. Levy,
president of the American Health as
sociation, announced Sunday what he
terms the strangest case known to
medical science.
It is the birth to a woman in Vene
zuela of five normal children within
eight hours.
The case was brought to Dr. Levy's
attention by Dr. Charles Carracristl of
Columbia university, Just back from
South America.
Dr. Carracristl says the mother is
six feet four inches tall and is 62
years old. She worked as a laborer
in a mine until two hours before the
X-Ray Withers Expert.
Paris. Professor Vaillante, director
of the X-ray laboratory of Lariboisiere
hospital, underwent his 13th operation
for amputation Sunday made neces
sary by the withering effects of X-rays
during the long experiments that have
won him prominence. His right fore'
arm was amputated In an effort to
stop the creeping X-ray malady. The
operations, which have succeeded one
another, were begun on Professor
Vaiilante's left side with the removal
of his fingers and ending with the
amputation of his arm at the shoulder.
The disease has now attacked his
right side.
Ex-Kalser Is Anxious.
Parls.-The ex-German emperor, ac
cording to news reaching Paris, has
been deeply Interested in the trial of
Prince Andrew at Athens. He received
hourly bulletins. He expressed him
self as much relieved when he heard
the verdict Whether his anxiety was
due to his relationship to Andrew
through tire former Queen Sophia, or
fear that something dangerously like
a precedent might be established, was
not stated.
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Synopsis During the height of
the New Orleans carnival season
Jachln Fell, wealthy though some
what mysterious citizen, and lr.
Ansley, are discussing a series of
robberies by an Individual known
as the Midnight Masquer, who, In
variably attired as an aviator, has
long defied the police. Joseph Mall
lard, wealthy banker, Is giving a
ball that night, at which the Mas
quer has threatened to appear and
rob the guests. Fell and Ansley,
on their way to the affair, meet a
girl dressed as Columbine, seem
ingly known to Fell.
CHAPTER I Continued.
"And Maillard would do the paying."
Fell's dry chuckle held a note of bit
terness. "Let him. Who cares? Look
at his house, there, blazing with lights.
Why pays for those lights? The people
his financial tentacles have closed their
sucker-like grip upon. His wife's Jew
els have been purchased with the coin
of oppression and injustice. . His son's
life is one of roguery und drunken
wlldness "
"Man, are you mad?" Ansley Indi
cated the Columbine between them.
"We're not alone here you must not
talk that way"
Jachln Fell only chuckled again. Col
umbine's laugh broke In with renewed
gaiety :
"Nonsense, my dear Galen I We
masquers may admit among ourselves
that Bob Maillard is"
"Is not the man we would have our
daughters marry, provided we had
daughters," sold Fell. i.
They 'had come to a file of limou
sines and cars, and approached the
gateway of the Maillard home. They
turned Into the gate. Jachln Fell
touched the arm of Ansley and Indicat
ed an Inconspicuous figure to one side
of the entrance steps.
"An outer guardian," he murmured.
"Our host, it seems, is neglecting no
precaution I I feel sorry for the
Masquer, If he appears here."
They came to the doorway. Colum
bine produced an Invitation, duly num
bered, and the three entered the house
Joseph Maillard might have hope
fully considered the note from the Mid
night Masquer to be a hoax perpetrat
ed by some of his friends, but he took
no chances. Two detectives were post
ed In the grounds outside the house;
Inside, two others, masked and cos
tumed, were keeping a quietly efficient
eye on all that transpired.
Each guest upon entering was con
ducted directly to the presence of Jo
seph Maillard himself, or of his wife;
was bidden to unmask in this private
audience, and wns then presented with
a favor and sent forth masked anew
to the festivities. These favors were
concealed, In the case of the ladies, In
corsage bouquets ; in that of the men,
Inside false cigars. There was to be
a general opening of the favors at mid
night, the time set for unmasking. All
this ceremony was regarded by the
guests as a delightful Innovation, and
by Joseph Maillard as a delightful
way of assuring himself that only In
vited guests entered his heuse. Invita
tions might be forged faces, never 1
Lucie Ledauois entered the presence
of her stately relative, and after un
masking, dutifully exchanged kisses
with Mrs. Maillard. Until some months
previously, until she had come Into the
management of her own property or
what was left of It Lucie had been
the ward of the Malllards.
"Mercy, child, how niurvelous you
look tonight 1" exclaimed Mrs. - Mail
lard, holding her off and examining her
high color with obvious suspicion.
"Thank you, ma'am," and Lucie made
a mock courtesy. "Do you like little
"Very much. Here's Aunt Sally;
take Miss Lucie's cloak, Sally."
An old colored servant bobbed her
head In greeting to Lucie, who re
moved her cloak.' As she did so, she
saw that Mrs. Maillnrd's eyes were
fastened in utter amazement upon her
"Isn't it pretty, auntie?" she asked,
"My goodness gracious I" The stern
eyes hardened. "Where where on
earth did you obtain such a thing?
Why why "
Columbine's features flinched. She
wai a poor relation, of course, so the
look in the older woman's eyes and the
Implication of the words formed little
less than an Insult
Quietly she put one hand to her
throat and removed the collar, drop
ping it into the hand of Mrs. Maillard.
It was a thing to make any woman's
eyes widen collar of exquisitely
wrought gold studded with ten great
IllutYation by
Irwin Mtjers
DoubUday.Pag and Company. -
blazing stur sapphires. Reside It the
diamonds that bejeweled Mrs, Mail
lnrd's ample front looked cold and
,(Thut?" queried Lucie, Innocently,
producing a scrnp of chamois and dab
bing ut her nnse, "Oh, that's very In
teresting! It was made for Queen Hor
tense so wns this scurf that keeps my
rugged hulr from lopping out! They
were a present only this morning."
"Girl !" The ludy's voice was harsh,
"A present? From whom, If you
"Oh, I promised not to tell; he's a
particular friend of mine. Aren't the
stones pretty?"
Mrs. Maillard was speechless. She
compressed her firm lips and watched
Lucie replace the sapphire collar with
out n word to offer. Silently she ex
tended a corsage bouquet from the pile
beside her; then, In a trembling voice,
forced herself to explain about the fa
vor Inside.
Slipping her mask Into place Lucie
was gone, not without relief. She
knew very well that within half an
hour Bob Maillard would be Informed
that she had accepted gifts of Jewels
from other men, with all the accompa
nying implications and additions that
Imagination could furnish. Fdr, al
though Bob Malllurd wanted very
much Indeed to marry her, his mother
had no Intention of sanctioning such a
"Neither has Uncle Joseph," she re
flected, smiling to herself, "and neither
have I! So we're all agreed, except
"Columbine !" A hand fell upon her
wrist. "Columbine ! Turn and confess
thy sins!"
She had come to the foot of the
wide, old-fashioned stairway that led
to the floors above, and beside her had
"You Frlohten Me, Holy Man!" She
Cried, Gayly. "Confess to You, In
deed! Not l.
suddenly appeared a Franciscan monk,
cowled and gowned In sober brown
from head to foot.
"You frightened me, holy man 1" she
cried, gaily. "Confess to you, Indeed I
Not I."
"Never a better chance, butterfly of
the world. Haste not to the dance,
fair sister tarry a while and invite
the soul in speech of Import I Having
passed the dragon at the gate, tarry
a moment with this man of vows"
"Shrive me quickly, then," she said,
"Now, without confession? Would
you have me read your thoughts, and
give penance?"
"If you can do that, holy man, I may
confess ; so prove It quickly !"
The Franciscan leaned forward. His
voice came low, distinct, clear-cut, and
he spoke In the French which Lucie
understood as another mother-tongue,
as do most of the older families of
New Orleans.
"See how I read them, mademoi
selle! One thought Is of uneasy sus
picion ; It is typified by a hard-lipped,
grasping man. One thought is of pro
found regret ; it Is typified by a darkly
welling stream of oil. One thought"
Suddenly Lucie had shrunk away
from him. "Who who are you?" she
breathed, with a gasp that was almost
of fear. "Who are you, monsieur?"
"A humble brother of minor orders,"
and he bowed. "Shall I not continue
with my reading? The third, mademoi
selle. Is one of hope ; it is typified by a
small man who Is dressed all in
Lucie turned away from him quickly.
"I think that you have made some
grave error, monsieur," she said. Her
voice was cold, charged with dismissal
ml offended dlgnlly. "I pray you, el
dlNe llll'."
Not waiting liny nNinw kIib has
tily run up the stairs. After her, for
a moment, gazed the FrunclHrun, then
shrugged his wide shoulders and
plunged Into the crowd.
While she danced, while she chat
tered and laughed and entered Into the
mud gaiety of the evening, Lucie Le
thut ominous Francis-run. How could
duties could not banish from her n.tnd
he have known? How could he huvo
guessed what only she and one other
barely suspected? There wns no proof,
of course; the very breuth of BUHpl
clon seemed a culmnny ngulnxt un up
right man !
Joseph Maillard had sold that Tcrre
bonne land six months before any gas
or oil had been discovered there, and
eight months before Lucie hud come
into the management of her own af
fairs. He had not known about the
minerals, of course; it wuh a case only
of bad Judgment. Yet, Indubitably, he
was now a shareholder und otilcer In
the Bayou Oil compuny, tho concern
which had bought that strip of lund.
Lucie strove angrily to banish the
dark thoughts from her mind. Why,
Mulllard was a rich man, a hunker, an
honorable gentleman! To doubt his
honor, although he wns a harsh and
a stern man, was Impossible. Lucie
knew him better than most, and could
not believe
"May I crave pardon for my error?"
cnine a voice at her elbow. She turned,
to see the Franciscan again beside
her. "With a thousand apologies for
Impertinence, mademoiselle; I am very
sorry for my faults. Will not that
admission obtain for me one little
dance, one hint of forgiveness from
fair Columbine?"
Something In his voice spelt sin
cerity. Lucie, smiling, held out her
"You are pardoned, holy num. If
you can dance In that friar's robe,
then try it!"
Could he dance, Indeed ! Who could
not dance with Columbine for partner?
So saying, the monk proved his word
by the deed and proved It well. Nor
did he again hint that he hud recog
nized her; until, as they parted, he
once more left her astonished and
perturbed. As lie bowed he mur
mured :
- "Beware, sweet Columbine ! Beware
of the gay Aramis! Beware of his
He was gone upon the word.
Aramis? Why, that must he the
Musketeer, of course Bob Maillard !
The name, with Its Implications, was
a clever hit. But who was this brown
monk, who seemed to know so much,
who danced so divinely, whose French
was like music? A vague suspicion was
In the girl's mind, but she had no
Half an hour after this Bob Maillard
came to her, and with impatient words
made a path through the circle which
surrounded her. "I know you now,
Lucie !" he murmured. "I must see
you at once In the conservatory."
She was minded to refuse, but as
sented briefly. The words of the
monk Intrigued her; what had the
man guessed? If Bob were Indeed
about to propose, she would this time
cut off his hopes for good. But was
It that sort of a proposul?
As she managed to rid herself of
her admirers, and descended to the
conservatory, she was highly vexed
with herself and the Franciscan, and
so came to her appointment in tip
equable frame of mind. She found
Maillard waiting in the old-fashioned
conservatory; he had unmasked, and
was puffing a cigarette.
"By gad, Lucie, you're beautiful to
night Where did you get that collar
of Jewels?"
"Indeed!" The girl proudly drew
herself up. "What business is that
of yours, sir?"
"Aren't you one of the family?
D n it Lucie! Don't you know that
I want to marry you "
"My dear Robert, I certainly do not
want to marry any man who swears
to my face you least of all!" she
coldly Intervened. "I have already re
fused you three times; let this be th
fourth and last. Now, kindly inform
me why you wished me to meet you
"I have a chance to make some
money for you In a hurry," he said.
"Your father left you a good deal of
land up Bayou Terrebonne way "
"Your father sold some of It," she
put in, Idly. His eyes flickered to
the thrust.
"Yes; but you've plenty left, near
Paradis. It's away from the gas field,
but I'm Interested In an oil company.
We've plenty of money, and we're go
ing to go strong after the liquid gold.
That land of yours is good for noth
ing else, and If you want to make
some money out of It I'll swing the
company Into leasing at a good figure
and drilling there."
"You think there's oil on the land?"
"No." He made a swift, energetic
gesture of dissent "To be frank, I
don't But I'd like to throw a bit of
luck your way, Lucie. That fellow
Gramont the prince, you know him
he's an engineer and a geologist
and he's In the swim."
Next week the Midnight
Tell-Tale Traits.
You cannot rightly Judge people by
what others say about them, but you
can by what they say about others.
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