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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
A new comet and a new star were
added to the known spots in the
heavens by discoveries announced at
the Harvard college observatory, Cam
bridge, Mass., Wednesday.
Fire destroyed three kilns, shipping
shed and 9,000,000 shingles of the
Northwestern mill at Hoqulam, Wash.,
early Wednesday morning, entailing a
loss of $50,000. Reconstruction work
starts at once.
Inside a smokestack, 80 feet above
the ground, Arthur Campbell of Sioux
City, la., a steeplejack, clung precar
iously to a wobbling two-by-four Tues
day night for four hours before he was
finally rescued by firemen.
George E. Chamberlain, for two
terms Benator from Oregon, has re
signed from the United States ship
ping board, effective June 30. His
resignation was accepted by Presi
The scout cruiser Omaha, new grey
hound of the United States navy, left
Pearl harbor, Honolulu, Wednesday for
Sun Francisco. She will attempt to
establish a speed record for the run
from Hawaii to the mainland.
After having danced for 100 hours
and 35 minutes' Rosser J. Newman of
Dallas, Tex., stopped early Wednes
day on advice of physicians. His con'
dltlou was said to be good.
. Instantaneous death was meted out
to at least 15 men working on the
O. K. Hughes Developing company's
McKee No. 1 well, ten miles southeast
of Corsicana, Tex., lato Wednesday,
with a possibility of tho number of
dead reaching 25, when the monster
Federal Judgo Knox of Now York
Wednesday declared void that portion
of the Volstead act which limits the
amount of liquor which a physician
may prescribe and granted nn Injunc
tion restraining prohibition enforce
ment authorities from interfering with
the practice of Dr. Samuel W. Lambert.
Tho government's application for a
temporary Injunction to enjoin trading
in raw sugar futures by the Now York
coffee and sugar exchange and its
coffoe and sugar exchange and its clear
ing association was denied Wednes
day by the United States circuit court
of appeals, before which the case was
Comment In Washington, D. C, Wed
nesday on the Chineso situation re
vealed a doubt on tho part of sonic
government offlcluls ns to tho ability
of the Pekln government to bring
about the release of Americans and
other foreigners tukon prisoners by
Chinese bandits and to pay the ran
. The Pekln government has promised
to pay the ransom demanded by Chi
nese bundits who captured American
citizens and a number of foreign na
tionals after wrecking the Shanghai
Pekln express Sunday morning, the
state department was advised Into
Tuosday by Jacob Q. Schurmun,
American initiator at Pekln.
Dispatches received at Rome, Wed
nesday, said that tho eruption of
Mount Ktim is becoming more violent.
The flow of lava on the southeast
sldo has ceased, but on the northwest
It has become greater and Is ac
cbmpunled by tho eruption of stones
nlid vast tongues of flame. Tho spec
tacle nt night is mugnlflcent.
jThe radio has brought about the
"air tappers" ss betting successors to
the wire tappers of ancient days as a
means of getting advance horse rare
mutts In wagers with book makers.
Wednesday a radio set was found con
cealed in a tree behind a barn nt the
Maplo Heights running track, Cleve
land. Track police located the ap
paratus and tore it from Its lodgings.
Dr. Krupp von Bohlcn, head of tho
Kmpp Works, was sentenced to 15
years in Jail and to pay a fine of 100,
000,000 marks Tuesday as a result of
the trial by courtmartlni here growing
Jut of the shooting at the Krupp plant
mi March 31. Directors Hart wig and
Oi'sterlen also were sentenced to 15
jcars' imprisonment each. Director
Jruun to 10 years and Buur and
hneffor to 20 years each. All were
o sentenced to pay fines of 100,
000,000 marks each.
SPEAKING TOUR IS OUTLINED
Harding on Trip to Give Account of
Stewardship and New Policies.
Washington, D. C Having virtually
decided o the itinerary of his western
trip. President Harding is giving con
siderable thought to the addresses he
will make en route to the Pacific coast
and in the coast states.
The itinerary as arranged provides
for speeches in about 12 cities, the
first in St. Louis and the last prob
ably in San Diego, Cal.
Although Mr. Harding has indicated
that he regards these addresses as
somewhat secondary to the real pur
pose of the trip his trip to Alaska
he nevertheless purposes to prepare
them with care. Through them he in
tends to report to the American people
on the stewardship with which he was
intrusted two years ago and also to
outline the future policies of his ad
As the first step toward prepara
tion he has begun to select the top
ics he desires to discuss and to assign
them to the various cities chosen for
principal addresses. In doing this the
president is understood to be follow
ing a policy of speaking on a topic
of special interest to the community
of which the particular city is the
The initial address in St. Louis, it
Is understood, will be of a general
nature, somewhat of a preface to the
others to come but devoted in the
main to a presentation of the presi
dent's views on the proposal for Amer
ican membership in the permanent
court of International justice. These
views are expected to follow along the
lines laid down by the executive in
his New Yofli address last month, with
the addition of new arguments in sup
port of the proposal.
Passing on to Kansas City, the
president, according to some of his
advisers, will speak on the transpor
tation problem. In this address it is
considered likely that Mr. Harding will
outline, at least in a preliminary way,
the recommendations with respect to
railroad legislation which he will make
to congress next December,
As for Seattle, some of those who
have talked recently with the presl
dent understand that he desires to
announce In that city his new policy
for Aluska as based on observations
made during the more than two
weeks he wlil spend there. This is
contingent, however, on whether he re-
returns to that city after his Alaskan
trip or lands at Portland, Or. In the
latter case the Alaskan address will be
made at Portland.
One of the addresses contemplated
by tho executive will deal with the
results of the arms conference, and
ho is Bald to feel that the logical
pluce for such a speech would be
a Pacific coast city, tho west coast
being particularly interested in the
four-power treaty as well as many of
the other conventions which resulted
from the conference.
Five-Cent Carfare Nets Million.
Detroit. Detroit's unified city-own
ed and city-operated Btreet railway,
one year old on the stroke of 12 Mon
day night, is a lusty youugster.
During the first 12 months of it3
existence it has paid $1,200,000 on
Its purchase price, paid all other run
nlng expenses, set asldo $4,000,000 in
a Blnklng fund, and, after all this,
shows a cool million dollars profit.
The gross income for the year was
$19,000,000, and tho total number of
passengers carried was 475,000,000.
The system employs 6000 persons.
Of tho passengers carried 350,000,-
000 paid 5-cent fares. The remainder
were transfer passengers, each of
whom paid 1 cent for the privilege of
transferring to another line.
Air Pullman Promised,
London. Plans for nn aerial Tull
mun are being examined by British air
craft authorities. A great, slim, metal
saloon, like a long, tapering Pullman
cur, is the basis of the idea. It will
run on ordinary railway trucks and
will be bucked into a railway Btatlon
to receive its passougors. When they
nro aboard nn engine will take It to
an aerodrome, where It will be bolted
to nn airplane chassis and will shed
the car wheels.
Turks Get Ultimatum.
Lausanne. The allies spent an ac
tive day trying to Inject motive power
Into the neur east conference fiutur-
day. They frankly told Ismet Pasha
that the conference could not drag on
forever. It was a mailed ultimatum
for the allies, worried by tho belliger
ent attitude of the Greeks, fear that
Greek withdrawn! from the conference
might set tho near east aflame.
Sugar Drops In Canada.
Winnipeg. The wholesale price of
sugar dropped 40 cents a hundred
pounds Monday, due to tariff reduc
(ion, agents of Canadian refineries an
nounced. Today's price was $11.80 as
against $12.20 Saturday. Retail prices
declined one rent a pound.
English Fleet Reported Already
in White Sea. '
Trotzky Tells Cheering Crowd Peace
Is Desired but Nation Is Pre
pared for Worst.
Moscow. M. Tchitcherin, the soviet
foreign minister, dressed in the uni
form of a member of the red army
and wearing" a red decoration, was the
chief speaker at a great meeting held
in a theater here Saturday.
The theater was crowded to the
doors while in the streets thousands
who had taken part in a great demon
stration, listened to speakers from
motor trucks and balconies, all of
whom made reference to what they
termed the war threat against Russia
in the British note, in the assassina
tion of Vorovsky at Lausanne, and in
other recent developments.
Referring to Vorovsky, M. Tchitch
erin said: "This is a symptom of the
general European situation. The
direct responsibility rests with the
Swiss government, which took no pre
ventative measures, while the moral
responsibility is in England, France
and Italy, who originally Invited the
Russian delegation to Lausanne."
Regretting the British note, which
he characterized as insolent, Tchitch
"We are getting telegrams that
British warships are already in the
White sea; perhaps by now they have
opened hostilities against our ships.
"The note contains false facts and
messages Improperly deciphered but
the chief point must be considered the
eastern question. We must reply calm
ly and firmly. Russia will not go
back a single step before the de
mands; we therefore offer a confer
ence. We are ready to discuss the
losses sustained by British citizens in
1920, but we will render a bill to Eng
land for all those England shot during
the intervention (n the north. We de
sire peace, and do not want a break,
but we will wait until the enemy at
The foreign minister was followed
by War Minister Trotzky, who told the
cheering throng that Russia wanted
peace, but the red army was ready,
"If war comes, it will be a long one;
it will delay the building up of our
country for many years, but the red
army, which wants peace will carry
out its duty until the end," he said.
Leon Kameneff, the acting premier
and president of the Moscow soviet,
paid tribute to Vorovsky,
M. Bucharln, head of the left wing
of the soviet central committee in a
more belligerent tone, said that the
capitalist powers constituted a bar
barous civilization. "We are telling
them to go to hell," he shouted. "We
will not sell our proletariat even if
they send more warships."
The meeting adopted a resolution
to send a letter to J. Ramsay Mac
Donald, leader of the labor opposition
In the British house of commons, de
claring that Russia would not yield to
an ultimatum, but was ready to come
to an agreement if England was ready
Mother Memorial Plan.
Philadelphia. The building of a
permanent mothers' memorial' at
Washington is the goal announced by
the Mothers' Day International asso
ciation. Miss Jarvls quotes from Abra
ham Lincoln: "All I am or ever hope
to be I owe to 'my angel mother," and
couliuuus: "The Lincoln memorial
honors the great emancipator. Should
not his mother, as well as every
mother in this country, be honored in
some equal measure?"
Harding Leaves June 20.
Juneau, Alaska. A cablegram re
ceived Saturday by Governor Scott C.
Bone of Alaska from Secretary Christ
Inn, said that President Harding plan
ned to leave Washington June 20 on
a tour of the west and the north. The
telegram stated that the president
would reach here about July 9. "All
schedules are tentative thus tar," add
ed the telegram.
Offer Brings Billion.
Washington, D. C The treasury's
call for $400,000,000 with which to com'
plete the refunding of, victory notes
has brought subscriptions In excess of
a billion dollars In cash and offers a
exchange old securities for new.
SYNOPSIS. General factotum In
the house of her sister Ina, wife of
Herbert Deacon, In the small town
of Warbleton, Lulu Bett leads a
dull, cramped existence, with which
she 1b constantly at enmity, though '
apparently satisfied with her lot.
She has natural thoughts and aspi
rations which neither her sister nor
her brother-in-law seemingly can
comprehend. To Mr. Deacon comes
Bobby Larkln, recently graduated
high-school youth, Becretly enam
ored of Deacon's elder daughter,
Diana, an applicant for a "Job"
around the Deacon house. He Is
engaged, his occupation to be to
keep the lawn in trim. The family
Is excited over the news of an ap
proaching visit from Deacon's
brother Klnlan, whom he had not
Been for many yearB. Deacon Jokes
with Lulu, with subtle meaning,
concerning the coming meeting.
Lulu was dusting the parlor. The
parlor was rarely used, but every
morning It was dusted. By Lulu.
She dusted the black walnut center
table which was of Ina's choosing, and
looked like Ina, shining, complacent,
abundantly curved. The leather rocker,
too, looked like Ina, brown, plumply
upholstered, tipping back a bit. Real
ly, the davenport looked like Ina, for
its chintz pattern seemed to bear a de
sign of lifted eyebrows and arch, re
Lulu dusted the upright piano, and
that was like Dwight in a perpet
ual attitude of rearing back, with paws
out, playful, but capable, too, of roar
ing a ready bass.
And the black fireplace there was
Mrs. Bett to the life. Colorless, tire
less, and with a dust of ashes.
In the midst of nil was Lulu herself
reflected In the narrow pier glass,
bodiless-looking In her blue gingham
gown, but somehow alive natural.
This pier glass Lulu approached
with expectation, not because of her
self but because of the photograph on
its low marble shelf. A, large photo
graph on a little shelf-easel. A photo
graph of a man with evident eyes, evi
dent Hps, evident cheeks and each of
the si were rounded and convex. You
could construct the rest of him. Down
there under the glass you could imagine
him extending, rounded and convex,
with plump hands and 'curly thumbs
and snug clothes. It was Ninlan
Deacon, Dwlght's brother.
Every day since' his coming had
been announced Lulu, dusting the par
lor, had seen the photograph looking
at her with Its eyes somehow new. Or
were her own eyes new? She dusted
this photograph with a difference, lift
ed, dusted, set it back, less as a process
than as an experience. As she dusted
the mirror and saw his trim sem
blance over against her on bodiless
reflection, she hurried away. But the
eyes of the picture followed her, and
she liked it.
She dusted the south window sill
and saw Bobby Lnrkln come round the
house and go to the woodshed for the
lawn mower. She heard the smooth
blur of the cutter. Not six times had
Bobby traversed the lawn when Lulu
saw Dl emerge from the house. Dl
had been caring for her canary nnd
she carried her bird bath and went to
the well, and Lulu divined that Di had
deliberately disregarded the handy
kitchen taps. Lulu dusted the south
window and watched, and In her
watching was no quality of spying or
of criticism. Rather, she looked out
on something in which she had never
shared, could not by any chance In
nglne herself sharing.
The south windows were open. Airs
of May bore the soft talking. -
"Oh, Bobby, will you pump while I
hold this?" And ngnln: "Now wait
till I rinse" And aguln: "You needn't
be so glunv the village salutation sig
nifying kindly attention.
Bobby now first spoke: "Who's
glum?" lie countered, gloomily.
The Iron of those days when she had
laughed at him wns deep within htm,
and this she now divined, aud said ab'
"I iwd to think yon were pretty
nice. But I don't like you any more."
"les, you used to!" Bobby repeat
ed derisively. "Is that why you made
fun of me nil the time?"
At this DI colored and tapped her
foot on the well-curb. He seemed to
have her now, nnd enjoyed his trl
umph. But Dl looked up at liliu shyly
and looked donn. "I had to," she ad'
niltted. "They were all teasing me
"They were?" This was new
thought to Mm. Tensing her about
him, were they? He straightened.
"Huh I" he said, In magnificent eva
sion. "I had to make them stop, so I
teased you. 1 I never wanted to.'
Again the upward look.
"Weill" Hobby stared at her. "I
never thought It was anything like
"Of course you didn't" She tossl
back her bright hair, met his eyes full
"And you never came where I could
tell you. I wanted to tell you."
She ran Into the house.
Lulu lowered her eyes. It was as
tf she had witnessed the exercise of
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some secret gift, had seen a cocoon
open or an egg hatch. She was think
ing: 'How easy she done it. Got him
right over. But how did she do that?"
Dusting the Dwlght-Hke piano, Lulu
looked over-shoulder, with a manner of
speculation, at the photograph of
Ninlan. " i
Bobby mowed and pondered. The
magnificent conceit of the male In his
understanding of the female character
was sufficiently developed to- cause
him to welcome the improvisation
which he had just heard. Perhaps
that was the way it had been. Of
course that was the way It bad been.
What a fool he had been not to un
derstand. He cast his eyes repeatedly
toward the house. He managed to
make the Job last over so that he could
return in the afternoon. He wns not
conscious of planning this, but it was
In some manner contrived for him by
forces of his own with which he
seemed to be co-operating without his
conscious will. Continually he glanced
toward the house.
These glances Lulu saw. She was a
woman of thirty-four and Di and
Bobby were eighteen, but Lulu felt for
them no adult Indulgence. She felt
that sweetness of attention which we
bestow upon May robins. She felt
She cut a fresh cake, filled a plate,
called to Di, saying : "Take some out
to that Bobby Larkln, why don't you?"
It was Lulu's way of participating.
It was her vicarious thrill.
After supper Dwight and Ina took
their books and departed to the Chau
tauqua circle. To these meetings Lulu
never went. The reason seemed to be
that she never went anywhere.
When they were gone Lulu felt nn
Instant liberation. She turned aim
lessly to the garden arid dug round
things with her finger. And she
thought about the brightness of that
Chautauqua scene to which Ina and
Dwight had gone. Lulu thought about
such gatherings in somewhat the way
that a futurist receives the subjects
of ids art forms not vague, but
heightened to intolerable definlteness,
acute color, and always motion mo-
H Straightened. "Huh!" He Said, In
tlon as an Integral part of the desir
able. But a factor of nil wns that
Lulu herself was the participant, not
the onlooker. The perfection of her
drenm wns not Impaired by any long
ing. She hnd her dream as a snlnt her
sense of heaven.
"Lulie!" her mother called. "You
come out of that damp."
She obeyed, ns she hnd obeyed that
voice all her life. But she took one
Inst look down the dim street. She
hnd not known It, hut superimposed
on her Chautauqua thoughts hnd been
her faint hope that It would be to
night, while she was In the garden
alone, that Nlnlnn Deacon would ar
rive. And she hnd on her wool chally,
her coral bends, her enmeo pin. . . ,
She went Into the lighted dining
room. Monona was In bed. Dl was
not there. Mrs. Bett was In Dwight
Herbert's leather chnlr and she lolled
at her ease. It wns strange to see this
woman, usually so erect and tense,
now actually lolling, as If lolling were
the positive, the vital, nnd her ordi
nary rigidity a negntlon of her. In
some corresponding orgy of leisure
and liberation. Lulu sat down with no
"Inle ought to make over her de
laine Mrs. Bett comfortably began.
They talked of this, devised a mode,
recalled other delnlnea. "Dear, dear,"
snld Mrs. Bett, "I hnd on a delaine
when I met your father.'.' She de
scribed It. Both women talked frvely.
with animation. They were Individuals
and alive. To the two pallid beings
accessory to the Deacons' presence,
Mrs. Bett and her daughter Lulu now
bore no relationship. They emerged,
had opinions, contradicted, their eyes
Toward nine o'clock Mrs. Bett an
nounced that she thought she should
have a lunch. This was debauchery.
She brought In bread and buttsr, and
a dish of cold canned peas. She was
committing all the excesses that she
knew offering opinions, laughing, eat
ing. It was to be seen that this wom
an had an immense store of vitality,
When she had eaten she grew sleepy
rather cross at the last and Inclined
to hold up her sister's excellencies to
Lulu ; and, at Lulu's defense lifted an
"What's the use of finding fault
with Inle? Where'd you been if she
Lulu said nothing.
"What say?" Mrs. Bett demanded
shrilly. She was enjoying it.
Lulu said no more. After a long
"You always was jealous of Inle,"
said Mrs. Bett, and went to her bed.
As soon as her mother's door had
closed, Lulu took the lamp from Its
bracket, stretching up her long body
and her long arms until her skirt lift
ed to show her really slim and pretty
feet. Lulu's feet gave news of some
other Lulu, but slightly Incarnate.
Perhaps, so far, Incarnate only In her
feet and her long hair.
She took the lamp to the parlor and
stood before the photograph of Ninlan
Deacon, and looked her fill. She did
not admire the photograph, but she
wanted to look at it. The house was
still, there was no possibility of inter
ruption. The occasion became sensa
tion, which she made no effort to
quench. She held a rendezvous with
she knew not what.
In the early hours of the next after
noon with the sun shining across the
threshold. Lulu was paring something
at the kitchen table. Mrs. Bett was
asleep. ("I don't blame you a bit,
mother," Lulu had said, as her mother
named the Intention.) Irm was asleep.
(But Ina always took off the curse by
calling it her "sl-esta," .long 1.) Mo
nona was playing with a neighbor's
child you heard their shrill yet love
ly luughter as they obeyed the adult
law that motion Is pleasure. Dl was
A man came round the house and
stood tying a puppy to the porch post.
A long shadow fell through the west
doorway, the puppy whined.
"Oh," said this man. "I didn't mean
to arrive at the back door, but since
I'm here "
He lifted a suitcase to the porch,
entered and filled the kitchen.
"It's Ina, Isn't It?" he said.
"I'm her sister," snld Lulu, and un
derstood that he wns here at last.
"Well, I'm Bert's brother," said
Ninlan. "So I can come In, can't I?"
He did so, turned round like a dog
before his chair and sat down heavily,
forcing his fingers through heavy, up
sprlnglng brown hair.
"Oh, yes," said Lulu. "I'll call Iua.
"Don't call her, then," said Ninlan.
"Let's you and I get acquainted."
He said it absently, hardly looking
"I'll get the pup a drink If you can
spare me a basin," he added.
Lulu brought the basin and, while
he went to the dog, she ran tiptoeing
to the dining room china closet and
brought a cut-glass tumbler, as heavy,
as ungainly ns a stone crock. This
she filled with milk.
"I thought maybe ..." said she,
and offered It.
"Thank you!" said Ninlan, and
drained it. "Making pies, as I live,"
he observed, and . brought his chair
nearer to the table. "I didn't know
Ina had a sister," he went on. "I re
member now Bert sold be had two of
her relatives "
Lulu flushed and glanced at him piti
"He has," slie said. "It's my mother
nnd me. Buc we do quite a good deal
of the work."
"I'll bet you do," said Ninlan, and
did not perceive that anything had
been violated. "What's your name?"
She was in an Immense and obscure
excitement Her manner was serene,
her hands as they went on with the
peeling did not tremble; her replies
were given with sufficient quiet But
she told him her name as one tells
something of another and more re-'
mote creature. She felt as one may
feel In catastrophe no sharp under
standing, but merely the sense that the
tiling cannot possibly be happening.
"You folks expect me?" he went on.
"Oh, yesl" she cried, almost with
vehemence. "Why, we've looked for
you every day."
" 'See," he said, "how long have they
Lulu flushed as she answered: "Fif
"And Nln Into say, Nin, what
are you, anyway?"
tTO BB CONTINUED.)
Vsrglng on Bootlegging.
"The air around here Is hike wine."
"Then I guess we'd better not pump
any Into our Urea."