The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, May 24, 1923, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items. .
Events of Noted .People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
The government will attempt to
break up a country wide ring ot boot
leggers, with headquarters In New
York city, which is charged with oper
ating the maritime liquor mart, off
Jersey's three-mile limit.
The Florida senate has adopted a
house resolution which declares It to
be "the sense" ot the legislature that
Darwinism, atheism and agnosticism
should not be taught as "truths" in the
public schools or Institutions o the
W. II. Hussey, member of the terri
torial house of representatives in
Honolulu, Tuesday pleaded guilty in
federal court to violating the national
prohibition law and was fined $25 and
cost. Both the fine aud costs were re
mitted. President Harding has decided defin
itely to make his contemplated trip
through the west and to Alaska, leav
ing Washington about June 20 and be
ing absent from the capital about 60
days, It was announced Tuesday at the
White House.
The Prussian diet, discussing art
questions, confirmed the report that
Coslma Wagner, widow of the great
Wagner, is living in distress at Bay-
reuth. The diet unanimously asked
the nation to help support the widow
of the great master.
Discussion by President Harding
and his cabinet Tuesday of the sltua-
tlon with respect to housing of govern
ment activities, principally in Wash
ington, led to a decision1 to present to
congress next December a program for
construction of more adequate facili
The balance of international trade
turned sharply against the United
States In March and continued so dur
ing April, estimates just
made by the commerce department,
which valued March Imports at $402,
000,000 and exports during the month
at $341,1J2,000.
Upton Sinclair, author and socialist,
and three companions were arrested
Tuesday in San Pedro, Cal., where a
. strike ot the marine transport workers'
branch of the Industrial Workers of
the World has been in progress Bince
April 20, and the trio was picked up
by police on strike duty.
The death list was Increased to 21
Tuesday by the finding of four addi-
tlonal victim of the tornado which
swept Mitchell county, Texas, Monday.
The llBt. of Injured, contained about
200 names, a large "majority ot them
Mexicans. Property loss probably will
reach $500,000, according to latest estl-
. mates.
The Standard Oil company of New
Jersey Tuesday made public the con-
solidated Income account for 1922 of
its own and affiliated companies, show-
' lug total earnings of $46,242,430 as
against $33,845,930 In 1921. The conv
pany's own earnings in 1922 totaled
$12,887,741 and those ot its affiliated
vomoantes $33,354,095. Gross assets
taken at book value totaled $1,123,760,'
890 as against $1,115,939,977 the year
, before.
Mystery surrounding a sugar secret
meeting on the floor ot the New York
coffee and sugar exchange Tuesday
was dispelled when It was learned that
John W. Davis, ex-ambassador to Great
Britain, now counsel for the exchango,
had appeared on the floor aud an
nounced the taking of an appeal by the
attorney-general against the refusal ot
the federal district court to grant the
government's potltlon for an injunc
tion agnlust trading In sugar futures
The chlldrcfi of tomorrow will get
their education at schools In which the
motion picture Bcreen will supplant
the blackboard and the motion picture
Hint wm lane mo place ot lextDooas,
Thomas A. Edison predicted Tuesday
at. the investigation by the federal
trade commission of charges that the
Famous Players-Lasky corporation and
six allied organizations constituted
motion picture trust. The famous In
ventor, whose recent questionnaires
have led him to say harsh things about
present educational methods lu the
United States, was culled for the pur
pose of developing tho Importance ot
the film Industry and Its possibilities
for the future.
Indemnity Pay Refused; Battle
ferred Lausanne Gloomy.
Lausanne. If Turkey insists on war
to settle the question of indemnity
she claims is due from Greece, then
Greece will accept the gage of battle,
M. Alexandris, the Greek foreign min
ister, told the foreign correspondents
Monday night.
The Greek delegates, he added, will
be withdrawn from the near eastern
conference this week if Turkey per
sists in her reparation demands.
The Turks have given no indica
tion of an intention to recede from
their reparation demands and M. Alex
andris' declaration that Greece was
resolved not to pay one cent of in
demnity brought increased pessimism
in conference circles.
The Greek foreign minister denied
that he had come to Lausanne In a
bellicose mood, but said the Greek
army had been reorganized since the
overthrow of Constantino and was
now well equipped and able to take
care of itself.
"I think," he said, "If the worst
comes to the worst, the Greek army
will be able to defend its honor."
M. Alexandris added that he would
like the American people to realize
Greece's position, especially that, al
though Greece had numerous provo
cations which would reasonably justi
fy her in reopening the war with Tur
key, she had ignored them all be
cause she was sincerely desirous of
The seizure by the Turks of the
impoverished refugees' funds in the
Bank of Constantinople, continued the
minister, and the abominable treat
ment of Greek prisoners of war re
cently arrived from Asia Minor con
stituted Buch provocations. The Greeks
and Turks had signed a separate con
vention at Lausanne in January for
the compulsory exchange of popula
tions with the distinct provision that
It should be Inoperative before May 1,
yet the Turks have sent an additional
70,000 refugees since the signature of
the convention, in gross violation of
Its terms.
24 Moros Killed in Row.
Manila, P. I. Twenty-four Moro re
ligious fanatics on the island of Pata,
near Jolo (Sulu), were killed Monday
by a detachment of insular constabul
ary, according to a dispatch received
at the office of Governor-General Leon
ard Wood. The dispatch said that
Akbara, who styles himself a prophet,
and his followers, attacked a constabu
lary detachment under Lieutenant An
geles at the village of Klput.
The dispatch said that 24 Moros
were killed, hut that there were no
casualties among the constabulary
troops. Akbara Is widely known among
the Moros as a religious leader who,
through his preaching, has gathered
about 300 followers around him. They
recently became more than usually
active. Akbara told his followers he
was a prophet, descended from heaven.
and that he was bullotproof. Today's
dispatch did not say whether the latter
statement was borne out. The fanatic
also said he had power to cuuse air
planes to fall.
Governor-Ceneral Wood announced
yesterday he had ordered all forms of
lawlessness practiced by the Moro
stopped and that he had sent a con
stabulary force to Pata to enforce the
Pay Dearly for Hasty Training.
Washington, D. C. Army statistic
ians see some significance in post-war
figures, which show that with a total
mobilization of 22,850,000 BOldlers for
the central powers, 22,000,000 casual
ties were inflicted on the allies, while
with 42,189,000 allied and associated
men under arms, the central powers
sustained only 15,405,000 casualties.
The war department chart shows that
per thousand mobilized, the central
powers forces inflicted 906 casualties,
while the corresponding figure for
their opponents was 305.
In this connection It is pointed out
that the German and Austrian armies
were produced under a universal mili
tary training system, while the allied
and associated forces, with the ex
ception of the French army, had no
such background ot training.
"Thus the great mass of soldiers
of the central powers," the official
comment says, "had been trained and
equipped prior to the outbreak of the
war, while the soldiers, ot the allied
and associated powers.were to a great
extent hastily trained and equipped
after the outbreak of war."
Ex-Officer Surrenders.
Boston. William R. Allen, ex-lieutenant
governor of Montana, surrend
ered to the police here Monday night.
Indictments charged him with larceny
of $000,000, the property ot the Boston-Montana
Corporation and conspir
acy to steal monies of the Bostou
Montaua Development company, the
Montana Southern Railway company
and the Boston-Montana Mining &
Power company, all three subsidiaries
of the Boston-Montana Corporation.
Settlement Up to Mixed Claims
America Leads Those Who Ask Com.
pensation With $336,113,000
Army Bill.
Washington, D. C America's bill of
'ar claims against Germany amounts to
$1,479,004,313.92 as it has been present
ed to the mixed claims commission for
The United States government itself
Is the largest claimant, asking for
$330,113,000, while the smallest of the
12,410 claims filed with the commis
sion Is for $1.
Heading the list of claims by individ
uals are those growing put of the sink
ing of the Lusltanla by the German sub
marine. They totaled $22,600,000 and
may be disposed of first by the com
mission. Germany already has admit
ted liability but not In definite amount.
The stupendous total involved in the
proceeding is revealed for the first
time in a report made to the state de
partment by Robert C. Morris agent
for the United States before the com
mission. Work on determining the
amounts Germany must pay already
has been begun by the commission,
which organized last October, and
which is composed of Edwin B. Parker
of Texas, American commission, and
Dr. Wllhelm Klesselbach, German com
mission, with ex-Justice Day of the su
preme court as umpire.
The American claims are to be dis
posed ot without regard to the allied
reparations claims, the report of Mr.
Morris disclosing that the commission
has entered a formal order that "the
machinery' provided by the Versailles
treaty and the rules and methods of
procedure thereunder governing the
disposition of claims, including repara
tions claims, so-called neutrality
claims, claims growing out of excep
tional war measures to be dealt with
by mixed arbitral tribunals, shall have
no application to, and are not bind
ing on this commission."
Neither is the door shut against the
United States or Its citizens increas
ing the amount of the claims present
ed, Mr. Morris having stipuated. on
behalf of the American government
and Germany having accepted a. pro
viso permitting the claims to be chang
ed in amount later if circumstances
and the facts disclosed Bhould require.
The largest claim listed in the
report is that by the American gov
ernment for $255,544,810.51 for costs
of the army ot occupation In Germany,
now under negotiation with the allies
in Paris by Assistant Secretary Wads-
worth of the treasury. , It is under
stood, however, this claim will not be
pressed In the event the Paris nego
tiations result in an agreement.
Other government claims are for
$07,260,020.23 for general damages
growing out of German submarine war
fare; $37,982,000 by the veterans' bur
eau for war-risk premiums; $5,380,000
by the railroad administration, and
$40,075 for war-risk premiums of the
shipping board.
The $1 claim is presented by Emery
Konerts tor loss ot property while a
German prisoner of war.
There are a few other Bmall claims
of $1.50 and $2 for loss ot parcel post
property by shippers, but most of the
claims run into hundreds ot thousands
and millions. Every class ot Ameri
can Bhlpping, manufacturing and busi
ness concern is found among the long
list ot claimants.
1000 Macedonians Slain.
Vienna. A dispatch from Sofia de
clared 1000 Macedonians were killed
and 5000 taken prisoner during a battle
Sunday between Bulgarian regulars
and Comltatchl bands. The battle
took place on the rocky mountain, Irln
Planina. Premier Stamboullsky has
ordered the arrest ot the political lead
ers ot the Macedonian separatist move
ment, Including Thomas Koladoche-
noff, ex-general procurator ot Bulgaria,
Two I. W. W. Sentenced.
Sacramento, Cal. WMlliam Flanagan
and Albert Strangland, members of
the Industrial Workers ot the. World
were sentenced Saturday to serve from
one to 14 years In San Quentin prison.
iney were convictea last night on
charges ot criminal syndicalism.
Copyright 7 O. ApplitoD 4 Company
SYNOPSIS. General factotum In
th house of her sister Ina, wife of
Herbert Deacon, In the small town
of Warbleton, Lulu Bett leads a
dull, cramped existence, with which
he is constantly at enmity, though
apparently satisfied with her lot.
To Mr. Deacon comes Bobby Lar
kln, recently graduated high-school
youth, secretly enamored of Dea
aon's elder daughter, Diana, an ap
plicant for a "Job" around the
Deacon house. He Is engaged.
The family Is excited over the news
of an approaching visit from Dea
con's brother Kinian, whom he had
not seen for many years. Deacon
Jokes with Lulu, with subtle mean
ing, concerning the coming meet
ing. Lulu is Interested and specu
lative, meanwhile watching with
something like envy the boy-and-girl
love-making of Bobby and Di
ana. Unexpectedly, Ninlan arrives.
Thus he becomes acquainted with
Lulu first and In a measure under
stands her position In the house.
To Lulu, Ninlan Is a much-traveled
man of the world, and even the
slight Interest which he takes In
her is appreciated, because It Is
something new In her life.
"And a year before that the first one
died and two years they were mar
ried," he computed. "I never met that
one. Then It's close to twenty years
since Bert and I have seen each
"How awful I" Lulu said, and flushed
again. x
"To be that long away from your
Suddenly she found herself facing
this honestly, as If the Immensity of
her present experience were clarifying
her understanding : Would It be so aw
ful to be away from Bert and Monona
and Dl yes, and Ina, for twenty
"You think, that?" he laughed. "A
man don't know what he's like till he's
roamed around on his own." He liked
the sound of it. "Koamed around on
his own," he repeated, and laughed
again. "Course a woman don't know
"Why don't she?" asked Lulu. She
balanced a pie on her hand and carved
the crust. She was stupefied to hear
her own question. "Why don't she?"
"Maybe she does. Do you?'
"Yes," said Lulu. .
"Good enough!" He applauded
noiselessly, with fat hands. His dia
mond ring sparkled, his even white
teeth flashed. "I've had twenty years
of galloping about," he Informed her,
unable, after all, to transfer his Inter
ests from himself to her.
"Where?" she asked, although she
"South America. Central America.
Mexico. Panama." He searched his
memory. "Colombo," he superadded.
"My I" said. Lulu. She had probably
never In her life had the least desire
to see any of these places. She did
not want to see them now. But she
wanted passionately to meet her com
panion's mind.
"It's the life," he Informed her.
"Must be," Lulu breathed. "I"
She tried, and gave It up.
"Where you been mostly?" he asked
at last.
By this unprecedented Interest in
her doings she was thrown Into a pas
sion of excitement.
"Here," she said. "I've alw ays been
here. Fifteen years with Ina. Before
that we lived In the country."
He listened sympathetically now, his
head well on one side. He watched her
veined hands pinch at the pies. "Poor
old girl," he was thinking.
"Is It Miss Lulu Bett?" he abruptly
inquired. "Or Mrs.?"
Lulu flushed in anguish.
"Miss," she said low, as one who
confesses the extremity of failure.
Then, from unplumbed depths, another
Lulu abruptly spoke up. "From
choice," she said.
He shouted with laughter.
"You betl Oh, you bet!" he cried.
"Never doubted It." He made his
palms taut and drummed on the table.
"Say I" he said.
Lulu glowed, quickened, smiled. Her
face was another face.
"Which kind of a Mr. are you?" she
heard herself ask, and his shoutings
redoubled. Weill Who would have
thought It of her?
"Never give myself away," he as
sured her. "Say, by George, I never
thought of that before! There's no
telling whether a man's married or
not, by his name !"
"It don't matter," said Lulu.
Why not?"
"Not so many people want to
Again he laughed. This laughter
was Intoxicating to Lulu. No one ever
laughed at what she said save Her-
bert, who laughed at her. "Go It, old
girl !? Ninlan was thinking, but this
did not appear.
The child Monona now arrived,
banging the front gate aud hurling
herself round the house on the board
walk, catching the toe of one foot In
the heel of the other and blundering
forward, head down, her short,
straight hair flapping over her face.
She landed flat-footed on the porch.
She began to speak, using a ridiculous
perversion of words, scarcely articu
late, then In vogue In her group. And,
"Whose dog?" she shrieked.
Ninlan looked over his shoulder,
held out his hand, finished something
that he was saying te Lulu. Monona
came to him readily enough, staring,
"I'll bet I'm your uncle," said Ninlan.
Relationship being her highest
known form of romance, Monona was
thrilled by this Intelligence.
Give us a kiss,", said Ninlan, find
ing in the plural some vague mitiga
tion for some vague offense.
Monona, looking silly, compiled. And
her nncle said, my stars, such a great
big tall girl they would have, to put
a board on her head.
"What's that?" inquired Monona.
She had spied his great diamond ring.
This," said her uncle, "was brought
to me by Santa Claus, who keeps a
Jewelry shop in heaven."
The precision and speed of his im
provisation revealed him. He had
twenty other diamonds like this one.
He kept them for those Sundays when
the sun comes up In the west. Of
course often! Some day he was go
ing to melt a diamond and eat It. Then
you sparkled all over In the dark, ever
after. Another diamond he was going
to plant. They say He did It all
gravely, absorbedly. About It he was
as conscienceless as a savage. This
was no fancy spun to pleasure a child.
This was like lying, for Its own sake.
He went on talking with Lulu, and
now again he was the tease, the brag
gart, the unbridled, unmodified male.
Monona stood In the circle of his
m. The little being was attentive,
softened, subdued. Some pretty, faint
light visited her. In her listening look,
she showed herself a charming child.
"It strikes me," said Ninlan to Lulu,
"that you're going to do something
mighty interesting before you die."
It was the clear conversational im
pulse, born of the need to keep some
thing going, but Lulu was all faith.
She closed the oven door on her pies
and stood brushing flour from her fin
gers. He was looking away from her,
and she looked at him. He was com
pletely like his picture. She felt as
If she were looking at his picture and
she was abashed and turned away.
"Well, I hope so," she said, which
had certainly never been true, for her
old formless dreams were no Intention
nothing but a mush of discontent.
"I hope I can do something that's nice
before L quit," she said. Nor was this
hope now Independently true, but only
surprising longing to appear Interest
ing In his eyes. To dance before him.
"What would the folks think of me,
going on so?" she suddenly said. Her
mild sense of disloyalty was delicious.
So was his understanding glance.
"You're the stuff," he remarked ab
She laughed happily.
The door opened. Ina appeared. '"
"Well!" said Ina. It was her re
motest tone. She took tills man to be
Lulu Flushed In Anguish.
She Said Low.
a peddler, beheld her child in his
clasp, made a quick forward step, chin
lifted. She had time for a very juvelln
of a look at Lulu.
"Hello!" said Ninlan. He had the
one formula. "I believe I'm your hus
band's brother. Ain't this Ina?"
It had not crossed the mind of Lulu
to present him.
Beautiful It was to see Ina relax,
soften, warm, transform, humanize. It
gave one hope for the whole species.
"Ninlan!" she cried. She lent i
faint impression of the double e to the
Initial vowel. She slurred the rest,
until the y sound squinted In. Not
Neenyun, bet nearly Neenyun.
He kissed her.
"Since Dwlght Isn't here !" she cried
and shook her finger at him. Ina's
conception of hostess-ship was den
nlte: A volley of questions was his
train on time? He had found the
house all right? Of course! Anyone
could direct him, she should hope. And
he hadn't seen Dwlght? She must
telephone Mm. But then she arrested
herself with a sharp, curved fling of
her starched skirts. Not They would
surprise him at' tea she stood taut,
lips compressed. Oh, the Plows were
coming to tea. How unfortunate, she
thought How fortunate, she said.
The child Monona mode her knees
and elbows stiff and dunced tip and
down. She must, she must participate.
"Aunt Lulu made three pies!" she
screamed, and shook her straight hair.
"Gracious sakes," said Nlnian. "I
brought her a pup, and It I didn't for
get to give It to her."
They adjourned to the porch NIn
Ian, Ina, Monona. The puppy was
presented, and yawned. The party
kept on about "the place." Ina de
lightedly exhibited the tomatoes, the
two apple trees, the new shed, the
bird bath. Ninlan said the unspell- ,
able "m m," rising inflection, and the
"I see," prolonging the verb as was ex
pected of him. Ina said that they
meant to build a summer house, only,
dear me, when you have a family but
there, he didn't know anything about
that. Ina was using her eyes, she was
arch, she was coquettish, she was flir
tatious, and she believed herself
to be merely matronly, sisterly, wom
anly ...
She screamed. Dwlght was at the.
gate. Now the meeting, exclamation
banality, guffaw . . '. good will.
And Lulu, peeping, through the
When "tea" had been experienced
that evening, It was found that a light
rain was falling and the Deacons and
their guests, the Plows, were con
strained to remain In the parlor. The
Plows were gentle, faintly lustrous
folk, sketched Into life rather lightly,
as If they were, say, looking in from
some other level.
The only thing," said Dwlght
Herbert, "that reconciles me to rain 1
that I'm let off croquet." He rolled
his r's, a favorite device of his to In
duce humor. He called It "croquette."
He had never been more irrepressible.
The advent of his brother was partly
accountable, the need to show himself"
a fine family man and host In a pros
perous little home simple and pa
thetic desire.
"Tell you what we'll do!" said
Dwlght. "NIn and I'll reminisce a lit
"Do I" cried Mr. Plow. This gentle
fellow was always excited by life, so
faintly excited by him, and enjoyed its
presentation In any real form.
Ninlan had unerringly selected a
dwarf rocker, and he was overflowing
It and rocking.
'Take this chair, do!" Ina begged.
"A big chair for a big man." She
spoke as if he were about the age of
Ninlan refused, Insisted on his re
fusal. A few years more, and human
relationships would have spread san
ity even to Ina's estate and she would
have told him why he should exchange
chairs. As It was she forebore, and
kept glancing anxiously at the over
burdened little beast beneath him.
The child Monona entered the room.
She had been driven down by Dl and
Jenny Plow, who had vanished up--stairs
and, through the ventilator,
might be heard In. a lift and fall of
giggling. Monona had also been driven
from the kitchen where Lulu was, for
some reason, hurrying through the
dishes. Monona now ran to Mrs. Bett,
stood beside her and stared about re
sentfully. Mrs. Bett was Iq best black
and ruches, and she seized upon Mo
nona and patted her, as her own form
of social expression ; and Monona
wriggled like a puppy, as hers.
"Quiet, pettle," said Ina, eyebrows
up. She caught her lower Hp In her
"Well, sir," said Dwlght, "you
wouldn't think It to look at us, but
mother had her hands pretty full, bring
ing us up."
Into Dwlght's face came another
look. It was always so when he spoke
of this foster-mother who had taken
these two boys and seen them through
the graded schools. This woman
Dwlght adored, and when he spoke of
her he became his Inner self.
"We must run up-state and see her
while you're here, NIn," he said.
To this Ninlan gave a casual assent,
lacking his brother's really tender ar
dor. "Little," Dwlght pursued, "little did
she thlnjf I'd settle down into a nice,
quiet, married dentist and magistrate
In my town. And Nin Into say, NIn,
what are you, anyway?"
They laughed.
"That's the question," said Nlnian.
They laughed. .
"Maybe," Ina -ventured, "maybe
Nlnian will tell us something about his
travels. He is quite a traveler, you
know," she said to the Plows. "A reg
ular Gulliver."
They laughed respectfully.
"How we should love It, Mr. Dea
con," Mrs. Plow said. "You know
we've never seen very much."
Goaded on, Ninlan launched upon
his foreign countries as he had seen
them: Population, exports, Imports,
soil, Irrigation, business. For the pop
ulations Ninlan had no respect. Crops
could not touch ours. Soil mighty poor
pickings. And the business sayl
Those fellows don't know and, say,
the hotels ! Don't say foreign hotel to
He regarded all the alien earth as
barbarian, and he stoned It. He was
equipped for absolutely no Intensive
observation. Ills contacts were negli
gible. Mrs. Plow was more excited by
the Deacons' party than Ninlan had .
been wrought upon by ail his voyag
ing. "Tell you," said Dwlght. "When we
ran away that time and went to the
state fair, little did we think" He
told about running away to the state
fair. "I thought," he wound up, Ir
relevantly, "Ina and I might get over
to the other side this year, but I guess
not. I guess not."
"Mii Lulu," he said, "I want,
ed you to hear about my trip up
the Amazon."
Speeding Up Production.
Alices "Why do you go shopping
when you haven't any nionej V Vir
ginia "Oh, I get through so mack
quicker !" Judge.
The downy woodpecker Is vluaMe,
as It eats many Insects Infestljf treet