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Events of Noted IPeople, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Joseph W. Folk, ex-governor of Mis
souri and once a leading figure in
democratic party politics, died Mon
day in New York.
Mrs. Marian Stewart Honeyman, of
River Head, N. Y., only living child
of the late John K. Stewart, Irish im
migrant boy who built up a $7,000,000
fortune by his invention of a speedo
meter, Tuesday won the last step in
, her long fight to oust as her guardians
Leander La Chance and Martin Tay
lor. Cuba is one of the countries with
which negotiations for a new commer
cial treaty are under consideration at
the state department, it was learned
Tuesday, although there have been no
negotiations between Ambassador
Crowder and the Cuban government.
Twenty persons were wounded,
some of them seriously, when rival fac
tions Tuesday night stormed the Ros
arlo city hall in Argentina, where an
agitated session was expected on ac
count of a conflict between the mayor
and the councilors over municipal reg
ulations,' An attack by Bonl Urrlagol tribes
men on the position held by the Span
ish forces at Tizziaza, Morocco, has
been repulsed with heavy losses to
the rebels, according to an official
statement, The Spanish casualties
were three officers and four men
American girls last year used 180,
143,136 nets made out of Chinese pig
tails to hold in their hair. The net
makers, practically all of them locat
ed In Chefoo, China, collected ?3,
319,322 for supplying the product. In
1914 the total value of hair nets ex
ported from Chefoo was only $719.
The L. E. Myers company of Chi
cago, understood to be connected with
one of the largest electric and public
utility corporations in the country,
purchased the holdings of the Bend
Water, Light & Tower company at
llend, Or., in a deal said to involve
Twenty-four veterans of the war be
tween the states refused to march in
a joint Memorial day parade in Louis
ville, Ky., Wednesday, when the chair
man of the committee on arrange
mohts, a federal veteran, refused per
mission to them to carry the stars and
bars of the confederacy at the head of
King George and Queen Mary Wed
nesday night held the first court of
the seaslon. It was a brilliant function,
but there still was a lacking in the
pre-war luxury in the gowns of the
women. For the first time dobutantes
were permitted to wear colored frocks.
The hues most favored were rose pink
and forget-me-not blue.
The remains of a settlement esti
mated to be at least 7000 years old
has been unearthed at Holmegards
mos, Denmark. Numerous flint imple
ments, bone harpoons, arrowheads,
grindstones, chisels and tooth spears
were found. No human bones have
been found but the excavators uncov
ered skeletons of several animals.
The neatest bit of ultra-scientific
detective work ever brought to bear
upon phenomena which were supposed
to have their origin in the spiritual
world was disclosed Tuesday when in
vestigators for the Scientific Ameri
can revealed the methods by which
a "medium" had been exposed at
seances held in their offices. Deli
cate electrical devicos were used to
record infallibly the movements of the
medium and to show that the "psy
chic phenomena" which he brought
about were evident only when he was
moving about the room.
Paresis, the brain disease which is
responsible for a large percentage of
Insane hospital inmates, has been per
manently cured through the use of a
newly, discovered drug called trypar
samid, according to an announcement
made Monday at Madison, Wis.
Through graniB made by the public
health Institute of Chicago, Dr. A. S.
Loevenhart, head of the department
of pharmacology at the University of
Wisconsin, and Dr. W. F. Lorenz, chief
of the Wisconsin psychiatric hospital,
have conducted experiments tor sev
oral years leading to the discovery
of the cure.
LANGUAGE TEACHING UPHELD
State Laws Prohibiting German Held
Void by Supreme Court.
Washington, D. C State statutes
which would prohibit the tonehing or
use of foreign languages In all schools
below the eighth grade were declar
ed void by the supreme court Monday
as an unlawful encroachment upon
the rights conferred by the 14th
amendment, which, provides that "no
state . . . shall deprive any person of
life, liberty or property without duo
process of law." Justice Holmes de
livered a dissenting opinion, in'which
Justice Sutherland Joined.
The question was presented to the
court in cases coming from Iowa,
Nebraska and Ohio. Eighteen other
Btates, with similar statutes, partici
pated. Justice McReynolds, who delivered
the majority opinion, asserted that
the 14th amendment without doubt
"denotes not merely freedom from
bodily restraint, but also the right of
the individual to contract, to engage
in any of the conimon occupations of
life, to acquire useful knowledge, to
marry, establish a home and to bring
up children, to worship God according
to the dictates of ills own conscience,
and generally to enjoy those privileges
long recognized by common law as es
sential to the orderly pursuit of hap
piness by free men."
This liberty, the court added, can
not be Interfered with under the guise
of protecting the public interest by
legislative action which is arbitrary or
without reasonable relation to some
purpose within the competency of the
state affected. '
Final determination of what con
stitutes proper exercise of police pow
er is within the courts, Justice Mc
Reynolds asserted, and does not rest
wtlh the legislatures of the Btates.
While the American people, the
court pointed out, have always regard
ed education and acquisition of knowl
edge as matters of supreme import
ance which should be diligently pro
moted, and while it is the right and
natural duty of the- parent to give his
children education suitable to their
station in life, many states have at
tempted to enforce the obligation by
"That the state," Justice McRey
nolds declared, "may do much, go very
far, indeed, in order to improve the
quality of its citizens, physically, men
tally and morally, is clear, but the
individual has certain fundamental
rights which must lie respected."
"The protection of the constitution
extends to all," the opinion said, "to
those who speak other languages as
well as to those born with English on
the tongue. Perhaps it would be high
ly advantageous if all had ready under
standing of ordinary speech, but this
cannot be coerced by methods which
conflict with the constitution a de
sirable end cannot be promoted by
"The desire of the legislature to
foster a homogeneous people with
American ideals prepared readily to
understand current discussions of civic
matters is easy to appreciate. Un
fortunate experiences during the late
war and aversion toward every char
acteristic of truculent adversaries
were certainly enough to quicken that
aspiration. But the means adopted,
we think, exceed the limitations upon
the power of the state and conflict
with the rights assured to plaintiffs.
The interference is plain enough and
no adequate reason therefore in time
of peace and domestic tranquility has
As the statutes before the court
undertake, Justice McReynolds con
cluded, "to interfere only with teach
ings which Involve a modern language,
leaving complete freedom as to other
matters, there seems no ' adequate
foundation for the suggestion that the
purpose was to protect the child's
health by limiting his mental activi
ties. It is well known that proficiency
in a foreign language seldom comes
to one not instructed at an early age
and experience shows that this is not
injurious to the health, morals or un
derstanding of the ordinary child."
Charity Bout Misnomer.
Chicago. Charity received $25 from
tlve $55,000 receipts of the recent Leonard-Mitchell
boxing contest which end
ed in a riot and Uncle Sam received
nothing in the way of an amusement
tax, Mrs. George W. Reinecke, internal
revenue collector, let it be known, as
well as her determination to investi
gate such entertainments billed as
Girl, Lost, Found, Die.
Montrose, Colo. Helen Gray, 13
years of age, daughter of Warren
Gray, living near here, was found Sun
day by a posse after a search that last
ed since she disappeared Saturday,
May 25, when she went to drive some
cattle home. The child died of hunger
a few moments after she was found
and before a physician could be sum
moned. Authorities believe that the
cattle went into the cedars and that
in following them Helen was lost.
i LIQUOR LID
New Rules Tossed , on Inter
BAN EFFECTIVE 10TH
Treasury Issues Regulations Barring
Iieveragcs From U. S. Ter
Washington, D. C. The treasury
tossed on the international doorstop
Sunday night its new regulations
carrying out the supreme court de
cision barring all beverage liquors
from territorial waters of the United
States after 11:01 A. M. June 10. No
loopholes have been left, according to
a treasury spokesman, and the court's
recent construction of the dry law
will be rigidly applied.
Having failed to find any way by
which conflict with foreign laws could
be avoided, the treasury based its
new ship liquor ruleB on a literal read
ing of the court's opinion and prepared
to let come what may. Its only hope
of alleviating a situation, which most
officials agree will be embarrassing to
international commerce, was said to
lie in remedial legislation from the
next congress. '
Except for the exemption granted
medicinal liquor, the usual immuni
ty accorded diplomats and the priv
ileges allowed foreign vessels of war,
the regulations permit of no inbound
passage of alcoholic beverages. Consideration-
is given, however, to ships
forced by the extremity of distress to
put into an American harbor. But
even such vessels, if they have liquor
aboard, must show that the necessity
was grave and "the proof must be con
vincing," after which they will be re
quired to give bond for. faithful ob
servance of the American dry law.
Concerning the hope among for
eign maritime powers of relief from
what is regarded as one of the most
drastic interpretations ever given by
the supreme court, some treasury of
ficials feel that congress might find
a way of circumventing the import
deadline. Others were convicted that
the barred zone was due to remain un
til a change was made in the' 18th
In this connection it was pointed
out by the latter that the decision of
the supreme court was based funda
mentally on the sweeping provisions
of the amendment rather than on the
enforcement act, and that the court
held, regardless of whether liquor for
beverage uses was being imported, its
being carried for any such purpose
within the three-mile limit constituted
transportation, which is specifically
forbidden by the amendment. The leg
islation to relieve the situation from
the foreign viewpoint, it was contend
ed, could scarcely be other than in
contravention of the constitution and
Moro Fanatics and Chief Slain.
Manila. Fifty-three fanatical Moros,
Including Akbara, the self-styled bullet-proof
prophet, have been killed in
a fight with the constabulary on the
island of Fata near Jolo (Sulu). . No
details of the uprising have been re
ceived. A total of 806 Moros sur
rendered to the constabulary after the
It is estimated there were 200 more
of the fanatics still at large, includ
ing three petty chieftains.
The authorities believed the fight
had broken the back of the fanatics'
movement, but further constabulary
detachments were being sent to the
district to gather in all the adherents
of the prophet Akbara.
Cape May, J. Captain Francis
Holmes of Norbury's landing and a
party of two fishermen broke all rec
ords on the southern Delaware bay
shore for one day's channel bass fish
ing, when just at sundown Sunday
they reached the landing with 21 chan
nel bass. The combined weight of the
fish tipped the scales at 1590 pounds.
More than 600 fishermen arrived here
this morning on the Reading fisher
men's speciul to try their luck at the
Picador Play Is Fatal.
Mexican, Lower Cal. Ramon Eari
quez, 14 years old, was killed Sunday
while playing at bull fighting with a
number of other hoys a few miles
south of Mexicall.
While taking the part of a picador,
a bucking pony threw him. He land
ed on the horns of a bull, which toss
ed him- under the pony's feet. The
bull's horns passed through his body
and the horse's kicks fractured his
MISS LULU BETT
By ZONA GALE
Copy right bj p. Applotoo t Company
"D N SHAMEI"
SYNOPSISH-General factotum In
the house ot her ulster Ina, wife of
Herbert Deacon, In the small town
of Warbleton, Lulu Bett leads &
dull, cramped existence, with whk'h
she Ib constantly at enmity, though
apparently satisiled with her lot.
To Mr. Deacon comes Bobby Lar
kln, recently graduated high-school
youth, secretly enamored of Dea
con'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 Nlnlan, 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-glrl
love-making of Hobby and Di
ana. Unexpectedly, Nlnlan arrives.
Thus he becomes acquainted with
Lulu first and In a measure under
stands her position in the house.
To Lulu, Nlnlan 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
Nlnlan appears to like Lulu. The
family takes an outing, with im
"Those who disregard the comfort of
other people," he enunciated, "cannot
expect consideration for themselves In
He did not say on what ethical tenet
this dictum was based, but he deliv
ered it with extreme authority. Ina
caught her lower lip with her teeth,
dipped her head and looked at Di. And
Monona laughed like a little demon.
As soon as Lulu had all In readiness,
and cold corned beef and salad had be
gun their orderly progression, Dwlght
became the Immemorial dweller in
green fastnesses. He began:
"This is Ideal. I tell you, people
don't half know life if they don't get
out and eat in the open. It's better
than any tonic at a dollar the bottle.
Nature's tonic eh? Free as the air.
Look at that sky. See that water.
Could anything be more pleasant?"
He smiled at his wife. This man's
face was glowing with simple pleasure.
He loved the out-of-doors with a love
which could not explain Itself. But he
now lost a definite climax when his
wife's comment was heard' to be:
"Monona! Now It's all over both
ruffles. And mamma does try so
After supper some boys arrived with
a boat which they beached, and
Dwight, with enthusiasm, gave the
boys ten cents for a half hour's use of
that boat and invited to the waters his
wife, his brother and his younger
daughter. Ina was timid not be
cause she was afraid, but because she
was congenitully timid with her this
was not a belief or an emotion, it was
"Dwlght, darling, are you sure
there's no danger?"
"Why, none. None In the world.
Whoever heard of drowning in a
"But you're not so very used " ,
Oh, wasn't he? Who was It that
bad lived in a boat throughout youth,
if not he?
Ninian refused out-of-hand, lighted
a cigar, and sat on a log In a perma
nent fashion. Ina's plump figure was
fitted in the stern, the child Monona
affixed, and the boat put off, bow well
out of water. On this pleasure ride
the face of the wife was as the face
of the damned. It was true that she
revered her husband's opinions above
those of all other men. In politics,
in science, in religion, in dentistry, she
looked up to his dicta as to revelation.
And was he not a magistrate? But let
him take oars In hand, or shake lines
or a whip above the back of any horse,
and this woman would trust any other
woman's husband by preference. It
was a phenomenon. '
Lulu was making the work last, so
that she should be out of everybody's
way. When the boat put off without
Ninian, she felt a kind of terror and
wished that he had gone. He had
sat down near her, and she pretended
not to see. At last Lulu understood
that Ninian was deliberately choosing
to remain with her. The languor of
his bulk after the evening meal made
no explanation for Lulu. She asked
for no explanation. He bad stayed.
And they were alone. For Dl, on a
pretext of examining the flocks and
herds, was leading Bobby away to the
pastures, a little at a time.
The sun, now fallen, had left an
even, waxen sky. Leaves and ferns
appeared drenched with the light just
withdrawn. The bush, the warmth,
the color, were charged with some In
fluence. The nlr of the time communi
cated itself to Lulu as intense and
quiet happiness. 1 She had not yet felt
quiet with Ninian. For the first time
her blind excitement In his presence
ceased, and she felt curiously accus
tomed to him. To blm the air of the
time Imparted itself in a deepening of
his facile sympathy.
"Do yon know something?" he be
gan. "I think you have it pretty hard
"I?" Lulu was genuinely aston
ished. "Yes, sir. Do you have to work
like this all the time? I guess you
won't mine my asking."
"Well, I ought to work. I have a
home with them. Mother, too."
"Yes, but glory 1 You ought to have
some kind of a life of your own. You
want it, too. You told me you did
that first day."
She was silent. Again he was In
vesting her with a longing which she
had never really had, until he had
planted that longing. She hud wanted
she knew not whut. Now she accept
ed the dim, the romantic Interest of
"I guess you don't see how it
seems," he said, "to me, coming along
a stranger so. I don't like It."
He frowned, regarded the river,
flicked away ashes, his diamond obedi
ently shlnlntr. Lulu's look, her bend
'drooping, had the liquid ulr of the
look of a young girl. For the first
time in her life she was feeling her
helplessness. It Intoxicated her.
"They're very good to me," she said.
He turned, "Do you know why you
think that? Becuuse you've never hud
anybody really good to you. That's
"But they treat me good."
"They make n slave of you, Regu
lar slave." He puffed, frowning.
"D d shnme, I call It," he said.
Her loyalty stirred Lulu. "We have
our whole living"
"And you earn it. I been watching
you since I been here. Don't you ever
She said: "This is the first place
in in years."
"Lord! Don't you want to? Of
course you do!"
"Not so much places like this"
"I see. What you want Is to get
away like you'd ought to." He re
garded her. "You've been a blamed
fine-looking woman," he said.
She did not flush, but the faint, un
suspected Lulu spoke for her:
"You must have been a good-looking
man once yourself."
His laugh went ringing across the
water. "You're pretty good," he snld.
He regarded her approvingly. "I don't
see how you do it," be mused, "blamed
if I do."
"How I do what?"
"Why come back, quick like that,
with what you say."
Lulu's heart was beating' painfully.
The effort to hold her- own in talk like
this was terrifying. She had never
talked in this fashion to anyone. It was
as If some matter of life or death
hung on her ability to speak an alien
tongue. And yet, when she was most
at loss, that other Lulu, whom she
had never known anything about,
seemed suddenly to speak for her. As
"It's my grand education," she said.
She sat humped on the log, her
beautlfdl hair shining in the light of
the warm sky. She had thrown off
her hat and the linen duster, and was
in her blue gingham gown against the
sky and leaves. But she sat stiffly,
"Wouldn't It Be Fun to Elope and
Surprise the Whole School?" Said
her feet carefully covered, her hands
ill at ease, her eyes rather piteous
In their hope somehow to hold her
vague own. Yet from her came these
sufficient, Insouciant replies.
"Education," he said laughing heart
ily. "That's mine, too." He spoke a
creed. "I ain't never had it and 1
ain't never missed It."
"Most folks are happy without an
education," said Lulu.
"You're not very happy, though."
"Oh, no," she said.
"Well, sir," said Nlnlan, "I'll tell
you what we'll do. While I'm here
I'm going to take you and Ina and
Dwight up to the city."
"To the city?"
"To a show. Dinner and a
I'll give you one good time."
"Oh!" Lulu leaned forward,
and Dwight go sometimes. I
"Well, just you come with me. I'll
look up what's good. You tell me Just
what you like to eat, and we'll get
"I haven't had anything to eat in
years that I haven't cooked myself."
He planned for that time to come,
and Lulu listened ns one Intensely ex
periencing every word that he uttered.
Yet It was not In that future merry
making that she found her joy, but In
the consciousness that he someone
anyone was planning like this for
Meanwhile Dl and Bobby had round
ed the corner by an old bop-house and
kept on down the levee. Now that
the presence of the others was with
drawn, the two looked about them dif
ferently and began themselves to give
off an influence Instead of being
pressed upon by overpowering person
ailtles. Frogs were chorusing In the
near swamp, and Hobby wanted one.
He was off after It. Hut Dl eventu
ally drew blm back, reluctant, frog
less, He entered upon an exhaustive
account of the use of frogs for bait,
and as he talked he constantly flung
stones. Dl grew restless. There was,
she hud found, a certuln uniount of
this to be gone through before Hobby
would focus on the personal. At
length she was obliged to say, "Like
me today?" And then lie entered
upon personnl talk with the same
zest with which he hud discussed bult.
"Bobby," said Dl, "sometimes I
think we might be married, and not
wait for any old money."
They had now come that far. It
was partly nn authentic attraction,
grown from out the old repulsion, and
partly It was that they both and es
pecially Dl so much wanted the ex
periences of attraction that they as
sumed its ways. And then each cared
enough to assume the pretty role re
quired by the other, and by the occa
sion, and by the air of the time.
"Would you?" usked Bobby but in
"She said: "Yes, I will."
"It would mean running nwny,
wouldn't It?" suid Bobby, still sub
junctive. "I suppose so. Mamma and papa
are so unreasonable." .
"Dl," said Bobby, "I don't believe
you could ever be happy with me."
"The Idea I I can, too. You're go
ing to be n great man you know you
Bobby was silent. Of course he
knew It but lie passed It over.
"Wouldn't It be fun to elope and
surprise the whole school?" said Dl,
Bobby grinned appreciatively. Ha
was good to look at, with his big
frame, his head of rough, dark hair,
the sky warm upon Ills clear skin and
full mouth. Dl suddenly announced
that she would be willing to elope
"I've planned eloping lots of times,"
she said ambiguously.
It flashed across the mind of Bobby
thut In these plans of hers he may
not always have been the principal,
and he could not be sure . . . But
she talked in nothings, and he an
swered her so.
Soft cries sounded in the center of
the stream. The boat, well out of the
strong current, was seen to have its
oars shipped; and there sat Dwight
Herbert gently rocking the bout.
Dwlght Herbert would.
"Bertie, Bertie please !" you heard
his Ina say.
Monona began to cry, and her fa
ther was Irrituted, felt that It would
be Ignominious to desist, nnd did not
know that he felt this. But he knew
that he was annoyed, and he took
refuge in this, and picked up the oars
with : "Some folks never . can enjoy
anything without spoiling It."
"That's what I was thinking,". said
Ina, with a flash of anger.
They gilded toward the shore In a
huff. Monona found that she enjoyed
crying across the water and kept It
up. It was almost as good as an
echo. Ina, stepping safe to the sans,
cried ungratefully that this was the
last time that she would ever, ever
go with her husband anywhere. Ever.
Dwlght Herbert, recovering, gauged
the moment to require of him humor,
and observed that his wedded wife
was as skittish as a colt. Ina kept
silence, head poised so that her full
little chin showed double. Monona,
who had previously hidden a cooky in
her frock, now remembered It and
crunched sldewise, the eyes ruminant.
Moving toward them, with Di, Bobby
was suddenly overtaken by the sense
of disliking them all. He never bad
liked Dwlght Herbert, bis employer.
Mrs. Deacon seemed to him so over
whelmingly mature that he had no
idea how to treat" her. And the child
Monona he would like to roll in the
river. Even Dl . . . He fell silent,
was silent on the walk home, which
was the signal for Di to tease him
steadily. The little being was afraid
of silence. It was too vast for her.
She was like a butterfly in a dome. .
But against that background of ru
ined occasion, Lulu walked homeward
beside Ninian. And all that night, be
side her mother who groaned in her
sleep, Lulu lay tense and awake. Ha
had walked home with her. He bad
told Ina and Herbert about going to
the city. What did It mean? Sup
pose . , , oh no;, oh no!
"Either lay still or get up and set
up," Mrs. Bett directed her at length.
"Why n,ot say the wedding
service?" asked Ninian.
(TO lSK CONTINUED.)
"Owls" Gave Gay Parties.
"The Owls" were a group of bril
liant young men who In the sixties, at
tracted much attention in the West
end of London by their lively eccen
tricities. For instance, they gave din
ners to which some of the most beau
tiful young ladies of the day were in
vited, Lady Wharncllffe acting ns
chaperone. At one of them an Ivy
serpent decorated the table, forming a
coll opposite each lady's plate. In the
coll was a box of chocolates, with the
monogram of the lady on the lid, An
other time a Bacchus in the center of
the table held jewels, which were
handed around, each lady being asked
to take what she liked. Once all "The
Owls" went to Paris and spent the day
In woods near the city. They sang
songs and crowned themselves with
Ivy garlands, and finally dined up a
huge old tree, into whose branches
they were hauled by ropes, ladies and
all, singing ballads the while.
To make a tall man appear short
strike him for a loan.