The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, June 21, 1923, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Eventsof .Noted people, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing-.
The village of Whatworth, Que., 1G
miles from Klvlere do Loup, was wiped
out Monday by forest fires.
A general wage Increase of 3 to 5
cents an hour for skilled mechanics
and reclassification of mechanics'
work are announced by the Southern
Pacific lines at Houston, Texas Tues
day. Two thousand members of the bench
and bar heard Secretary of State
Hughes plead for America's entrance
Into the world court Tuesday night at
the Kent centennlul celobratlon at
Columbia university.
Eugene Meurer, millionaire paper
manufacturer of Muskegon, Okla., has
married Miss Margaret Washerman,
"his $40,000 cook," whose especially
prepared dishes Meurer repeatedly de
clared meant "life Itself" to him.
Woodrow Wilson was serenaded at
his S-street home Wednesday by a
Shrmcr patrol from Greenville, S. C,
which sang "Dixie" under his window
nnd then at his request followed It
with "The Star-Spangled Banner."
President Harding will make 14 ad
dresses en route to the Pacific coast
on his Alaskan trip and will speak In
five coast cities after returning from
Alaska, according to an official an
nouncement of the executive's Itiner
ary lute Tuesday at the White House.
Increases in wages ranging from 1
to 2 cents an hour and from $6.84
to $10 a month, effective May 16 and
aggregating approximately $458,800 an
nually, have been granted to 8330 em
ployes of the Northern Pacific rail
road's maintenance of way depart
ment. Newspaper reports to the effect that
Sir Auckland Geddos was, retiring from
the position of British ambassador to
the United States was characterized
as entirely unfounded by Ronald Mc
Neill, under secretary of foreign af
fairs, in the house of commons Mon
day. Awarded $50,000, the amount she
asked from Dr. Karl Connell for
breach of promise, Miss Violet John
stone of Brooklyn, arrived In New
York Wednesday from Omaha, where
the suit was tried. The case probably
will be appealed, the doctor's attor
neys said.
The state department announced
late Wednesday It had received a
cablegram from Jacob Gould Schur-
mail, American minister at Pekin,
which said "there was no definite In
dlcatlon of how long It would be be
fore Americans and others still held
by Chinese bandits are released."
The United States air service dirig
ible TC-1 was destroyed by fire short
ly after it moored at Wilbur Wright
field at 6 P, M. In Dayton, O., Wed
nesday. The ship, the largest of its
kind In this country, was destroyed
during a sevore electrical storm. It
came to Dayton from Scott field, 111-
- Inois, on a teBt flight.
Sofia. Profiteers will be subject to
public beatings with lashes, confisca
tion of their property and permanent
dlsbarmont from business under a bill
submitted to the Sobranje (national
assembly) Wednesday. This Is the
governments' answer to the many
complaints that the cost of living has
been unnecessarily Increased by specu
Army efficiency requires that atten
tion be given to religious matters, Gen
eral Terahlng Bald Wednesday at the
opening session of the conference with
churchmen and welfare workers, call
ed by the war department. All mill
tary training has in it certain elements
of moral Instruction, General Pershing
Bald, but he added that "religion con
tains the secret of the impetus toward
clean living."
Authoritative denial was given Wed
nesday to Moscow newspaper reports
alleging British interference In soviet
Asia. It was declared that the British
govorment had never made any agree
ment with the Emir of Turkestan In
volving a protectorate of that region
and that the statement in the Moscow
papers relative to an alleged British
promise to fluanco and arm antl-sovlet
forces was untrue.
Southern-Central Pacific Union Upheld
by Court of Appeals.
St. Paul. Approval of the Inter
state commerce commission's action
in authorizing the Southern Pacific
railroad to acquire control of the Cen
tral Pacific road was announced Mon
day by the United States circuit court
of appeals.
Walter H. Sanborn, senior Judge of
the court, announced that the court
hud concluded that the Interstate
commerce commission had the author
ity to authorize and approve the con
trol by lease and stock ownership of
the Central Pacific railroad by the
Southern Pacific company."
This conclusion, In effect approv
ing provisions of the transportation
act of 1920, Is declared of far-reach
ing importance, In that It tends to up
hold the present railroad consolidation
plan covered by the act.
There will be no opinion filed now,
but counsel for the department of Jus
tice and for the Southern Pacific were
notified to present arguments here on
the form the court's decree shall take.
Appeal to the supreme court still is
open to the government.
The court which, in addition to
Judge Sanborn, Includes Judges Wil
liam S. Kenyon, Fort Dodge, la., and
Robert S. Lewis, Denver, has before
It the proposed decree of the railroad
company, permitting the control under
the conditions laid down by the Inter
state commerce commission.
Counsel for the railroad on Monday
will move acceptance of this form for
the decree and the government will
have an opportunity to suggest such
amendments as it wishes, or may serve
notice of intention to appeal to the
supreme court.
The court's decree will be under the
mundate of the supreme court, Issued
October 17, 1922, directing the circuit
court of appeals to enter a final decree
requiring the Southern Pacific to dl-
a decree entered carrying out the
terms of this decision.
The supreme court had held the
Southern Pacific control of the Central
Pacific as in restraint of competition
and in violation of the Sherman anti
trust act, and the government sought
vest Itself of any control of the Cen
tral Pacific company.
Philadelphia. Passengers occupy
ing sleeping cars In the train shed
at the Broad Street station of the
Pennsylvania railroad were routed out
of their berths early Monday by a
fire. The shed burst Into flames In
two or three places. Five alarms were
sounded summoning all the fire fight
ing forces in the center of the city.
Approximately 30 trains were In the
shed and several caught fire before
they could be moved to safety. Great
excitement prevailed among passen
gers waiting to board outgoing tralnB
until they were ordered from the build
ing by the firemen.
The bluze started shortly after 1
A. M. An hour later the entire train
shed was In flames and the baggage
room, Just outside the waiting room
on the second floor, also was burn
lug. One passenger, overcome by the
smoke, was taken to a hospital. A
number of firemen also have been
The fire spread to the mail room,
under the train shed, between 15th
and lGth streets. Scores of men with
trucks worked to remove the mall but
the blaze drove them out.
The flames spread westward, away
from the statisn proper which is lo
cated opposite the city hall, one of the
largest municipal buildings lu the
world. Entrance to the station for
trains Is on an elevated structure
from the Schuylkill river, approximate
ly eight blocks. Under the tracks for
about three blocks are express stations
uud mail room.
All fire apparatus In the city was
brought to the scene. Hundreds of
streams of water were poured on the
flames which shot high Into the air.
Fire Chief Davis said that he feared
the roof, of metal and glass and cov
ering nearly a city block, would col
lapse. Hood River, Or. Monday a valve In
a pressure Irrigation syste In the
garden of Mrs. W. L. Smith failed to
work. The valve was unscrewed, Mrs.
Smith supposing It was clogged by
silt. She was surprised when an eight-
Inch mountain trout shot from the
pipe. The system worked well for
an hour and again stopped. A wrench
was again applied and this time Mrs.
Smith discovered a large rainbow
trout. It measured 18 Inches and
weighed 3 pounds.
U. S. Government Gratified by
Favorable Attitude.
Congress May Be Asked to Remove
Dan Against Foreign Ships
Carrying Beverages.
Washington, D. C With the ship
liquor regulations effective Sunday,
government officials are gratified at
the attitude taken toward compliance
with the rules by foreign nations.
Announcements coming from Great
Britain, France and other important
maritime nations that vessels flying
their flags will carry only enough
liquor to meet requirements for bev
erage up to the American three-mile
limit and that they will return "dry"
In this respect have been favorably
received. The position of these coun
tries accords with views repeatedly ex
pressed by Secretary of the Treasury
Mellon that he did not anticipate dif
ficulty regarding observance of the
regulations by important lines.
It is recognized by officials that
the regulations are rigid and that
they will be a source of Inconvenience
to foreign lines and will even require
suspension of domestic laws of such
nations as France and Spain calling
for adequate supplies of wines for
beverage purposes for ships' crews at
all times. Protests from these coun
tries, Great Britain and other nations
were conceded to be natural.
At the same time, it Is pointed out,
the treasury department had no al
ternative but to obey strictly the de
cision of the supreme court and ad
minister It as the law of the land.
To do otherwise, It is maintained, act
ually would Involve violation by treas
ury officials of their oath of office
and lay them open to Impeachment.
It was stated that they had nothing
to do with the making of the law and
are not seeking to pass one way or the
other upon its merits or its effect in
International relations. Nor, it was
added, did the supreme court have
any authority other than Interpreting
the law. Making of the law, it has
been emphasized, rests entirely with
Consequently, it is pointed out, if
any relief is to come to foreign ship
ping interests, the source of appeal
Is congress, which cannot be taken
until it meets next December. Mean
while It will be the purpose of the
treasury department to enforce its
regulations through the public health
office. It has been suggested, though
not plainly stated, that the treasury
department may take the Initiative
and ask congress when It convenes
to remove the ban against foreign
ships carrying liquor for beverage pur
poses. It Is reported that the pos
sibility of such a proposal has been
one reason why foreign lines have in
dicated their purpose to comply strict
ly with the regulations.
Poincare's Note Sent.
Paris. Premier Poincare's note on
the subject of German reparations was
delivered in London Sunday for pre
sentation to the British cabinet to
morrow. It expressed the hope that
Great Britain would Join France and
Belgium in telling Germany that pas
sive resistance in the Ruhr must cease.
It says if Germany complies, France
will be disposed to consider with
her allies a solution of the reparations
question, provided the discussion
keeps within the limits of the French
proposals of January.
Georgia Hat Big Storm. .
Macon, Ga. Damage estimated at
$1,000,000 was caused to Macon prop
erty by a storm that broke over this
city at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
More than six Inches of water fell
in less than an hour and a half, the
weather'bureau announced. All of the
storm sewers of the city were over
loaded. Many of them gave way.
The storm was local, extending
about 20 miles from this city in any
Wage Agreement Made.
Chicago. The Chicago, Burlington
& Qulncy railroad notified the rail
road labor board Saturday that it had
made an agreement with its main
tenance of way employes affecting 10,-
000 men. The agreement grants fore
men Increases In wages of from $4 to
$10 a month and 1 cent an hour to
other employes.
BVNOPSIS.-Oeneral factotum In
the house of her slater Ina, wife of
Herbert Deacon, in the email town
of Warbleton, Lulu Bett leads a
dull, cramped existence, with which
she Is constantly at enmity, though
apparently satlstled with her lot
Bobby La$ln, recently graduated
high-school youth, Is secretly en
amored of Deacon's elder daughter,
Diana. The family is excited over
the news of an approaching visit
from Deacon's brother Nlnian,
whom he had not seen for many
years. Unexpectedly, Nlnian ar
rives. Thus he becomes acquainted
with Lulu first and understands
her position in the house. To Lulu,
Nlnian is a much-traveled man of
the world, and even the slight in
terest which he takes in her is
appreciated, because It Is something
new In her life. At an outing
which the family takes, Nlnian and
Lulu become confidential. He ex
presses his disapproval of her
treatment as a sort of dependent
in the Deacon home. Diana and
Bobby, in the course of "soft noth
ings," discuss the possibility of
eloping and "surprising the whole
school." Lulu has awakened to
pleasant possibilities concerning
Ninlan's Intentions toward herself.
When, on a warm evening a fort
night later, Lulu descended the stairs
dressed for her Incredible trip to the
city, she wore the white waist which
she had often thought they would
"use" for her If she died. And really,
the waist looked as If It had been
planned for the purpose, and Its wide,
upstanding plaited lace at throat and
wrist made her neck look thinner, her
forearm sharp and veined. Her hair
she had "crimped" and parted In the
middle, puffed high It was so that
hair had been worn In Lulu's girlhood.
"Well 1" said Ina, when she saw this
coiffure, and frankly examined It,
head well back, tongue meditatively
teasing at her lower lip.
For travel Lulu was again wearing
Ina's linen duster the old one.
Nlnian appeared, In a sack coat
and his diamond. His distinctly con
vex face, Its thick, rosy flesh, thick
mouth and cleft chin gave Lulu once
more that bold sense of looking not
at him, for then she was shy and
averted her eyes but at his photo
graph nt which she could gaze as
much as she would. She looked up
at him openly, fell In step beside him.
Was he not taking her to the city?
Ina and Dwlght themselves were go
ing because she, Lulu, had brought
about this party.
"Act as good as you look, Lulie,"
Mrs. Bett called after them. She gave
no Instructions to Ina, who was mar
ried and able to shine In her conduct,
It seemed. ;
Dwlght was cross. On the way to
the station he might have been heard
to take It up again, whatever it was,
and his Iria unmistakably said : "Well,
now, don't keep It going all the way
there"; and turned back to the others
with some elaborate comment about
the dust, thus cutting oft her so-called
lord from his legitimate retort . A
mean advantage.
The city was two hours distant, and
they were to spend the night. On the
train, in the double seat, Nlnian be
side her among the bags, Lulu sat In
the simple consciousness that the
people all knew that she too had been
chosen. A man and a woman were
opposite, with their little boy between
them. Lulu felt this woman's supe
riority of experience over her own,
and smiled at her from a world of fel
lowship. But the woman lifted her
eyebrows and stared and turned away,
with slow and Insolent winking.
Nlnian had a boyish pride In his
knowledge of places to eat In many
cities as If he were lending certain
of the tribe to a deer-run in a strange
wood. Nlnian took his party to a
downtown cafe, then popular among
business and newspaper men. The
place was below the sidewalk, was
reached by a dozen marble steps, and
the odor of Its griddle-cakes took the
air of the street. Nlnian made a
great show of selecting a table,
changed once, called the waiter "my
man" and rubbed soft hands on "What
do you say? Shall It be lobster?"
He ordered the dinner, Instructing the
waiter with painstaking gruffness.
"Not that they can touch your cook
ing here, Miss Lulu," he said, settling
himself to wait, and crumbling a
crust. '
Dwlght, expanding a bit In the aura
of the food, observed that Lulu was
a regular chef, that was what Lulu
was. He still would not look at his
wife, who now remarked:
"Sheff, Dwlghtle. . Not cheff."
This was a mean alvantage, which
he pretended not to hear another
mean advantage.
"Ina," said Lulu, "your hat's Just a
little mite no, over the other way."
"Was there anything to prevent
your speaking of that before?" Ina
Inquired acidly.
"I started to and then somebody
always said something," said Lulu
Nothing could so much as cloud
Lulu's hour. She was proof against
any shadow. '
"Say, but you look tremendous to
night," Dwlght observed to her.
Understanding perfectly that this
was said to tease his wife. Lulu yet
flushed with pleasure. She saw two
women watching, and she thought:
"They're feeling sorry for Ina no
body talking to her." She laughed
at everything that the men said. She
passionately wanted to talk herself.
"How many folks keep going past,"
the said, many times.
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At length, having noted the detail?
of all the clothes In range, Ina's Iso
lation palled upon her and she set
herself to take Ninlan's attention.
She therefore talked with him about
"Curious you've never married,
NIn," she said.
"Don't sny it like that," he begged.
"I might yet."
Ina laughed enjoyably. "Yes, you
might 1" she met this.
"She wants everybody to get mar
ried, but she wishes I hadn't,"
Dwlght threw In with exceeding ran
cor. They developed this theme exhaus
tively, Dwlght usually spenklng In the
third person and always with his
shoulder turned a bit from his wife.
It was Inconceivable, the gusto with
which they proceeded. Ina had as
sumed for the purpose an air distrait,
casual, attentive to the scene about
them. But gradually her cheeks be
gan to burn.
"She'll cry," Lnlu thought In alarm,
and said at random: "Ina, that hat is
so pretty ever so much prettier than
the old one." But Ina said frostily
that she never saw anything the mat
ter with the old one.
"Let us talk," said Nlnian low, to
Lulu. "Then they'll simmer down.
He went on, In an undertone, about
nothing In particular. Lulu hardly
heard what ne said, It was so pleasant
to have him talking to her in this
confidential fashion; and she was
pleasantly aware that his manner was
open to misinterpretation.
In the nick of time the lobster was
Dinner and the play the show, as
Nlnian called It. This show was
"Peter Pan," chosen by Nlnian be
cause the seats cost the most of those
at any theater. It was almost Inde
cent to see how Dwlght Herbert, the
Immortal soul, had warmed and melt
ed at these contacts. By the time
that all was over, and they. were at
the hotel for supper, such was his
pleasurable excitation that he was
once more playful, teasing, once more
the Irrepressible. But now his Ina
was to be won back, made It evident
that she was not one lightly to over
look, and a fine firmness sat upon the
little doubling chin.
They discussed the play. Not one
of them had understood the story.
"Why Not Say. the Wedding Service?"
Asked Ninlan.
The dog-kennel part wasn't that the
queerest thing? Nothing to do with
the rest of the play.
"I was for the pirates. The one
with the hook-i-he was my style," said
"Well, there It is again," Ina cried.
"They didn't belong to the real play,
"Oh, well," Ninlan said, "they have
to put in parts, I suppose, to catch
everybody. Instead of a ,song and
dance, they do that."
"And I didn't understand," said Ina,
"why they all clapped when the prin
cipal character ran down front and
said something to the audience that
time. But they all did."
Ninlan thought this might have
been out of compliment. Ina wished
that Monona might have seen, con
fessed that the last part was so pretty
that she herself would not look; and
Into Ina's eyes came their loveliest
Lulu sat there, hearing the talk
about the play. "Why couldn't I have
said that?" she thought as the others
spoke. All that they said seemed to
her apropos, but she could think of
nothing to add. The evening had been
to her a light . from heaven how
could she find anything to say? She
sat In a daze of happiness, her mind
hardly operative, her look moving
from one to another. At last Ninlan
looked at her.
"Sure you liked it. Miss Lulu?"
"Oh, yesl I think they all took
their parts real well."
It was not enough. She looked at
them appeallngly, knowing that she
had not said enough.
"You could hear everything they
said," she added. "It was" the
dwindled to silence.
Dwlght Herbert savored lils rarebit
with a great show of long wrinkled
"Excellent sauces they make here
excellent," he said, with the frown
of an epicure. "A tiny wee bit mora
Athabasca," he added, and they all
laughed and told him that Athabasca
was a lake, of course. Of course be -meant
tabasco, Ina said. Their en
tertainment nnd their talk wag of
'his sort, .for an hour.
"Well, now," said Dwlght Herbert
when it was finished, "somebody dance
on the table."
"Dwlghtle 1"
"Got to amuse ourselves somehow.
Come, liven up. They'll begin to read
the funeral service over us."
"Why not say the wedding service?"
usked Nlnian.
In the mention of wedlock there
was alwnys something stimulating to
Dwlght, something of overwhelming
humor. He shouted a derisive en
dorsement of this proposal.
"I shouldn't object," suld Nlnian.
"Should you, Miss Lulu?"
Lulu now, burned the slow red of
her torture. They were all looking
at ner. sue made an anguished effort
tq defend herself.
"I don't know It," she said, "so I
can't say It."
Ninlan leaned toward her.
"I, Ninlan, take thee, Lulu, to be
my wedded wife," he pronounced.
"That's the way It goes !"
"Lulu daren't suy It 1" cried Dwlght.
He laughed so loudly that those at
the near tables turned. And, from
the fastness of her wifehood and moth- .
ernooa ina luughed. Iteally, it was
ridiculous to think or Lulu that
Nlnian laughed, too. "Course she
don't dare say It," he challenged.
From within Lulu, that strange
Lulu, that other Lulu who sometimes
fought her battles, suddenly spoke
out :
"I, Lnlu, take thee, Ninlan, to be
my wedded husband."
"You will?" Ninlan cried.
"I will," she said, laughing tremu
lously, to prove that she, too, could
Join In, could be as merry as the rest.
"And I will. There, by Jove, now
have we entertained you, or haven't
we?" Ninlan laughed and pounded his
soft fist on the table.
"Oh, say, honestly 1" Ina was
shocked. "I don't think you ought
to holy things what's the matter,
Dwlght nerbert Deacon's eyes were
staring and his face was scarlet.
"Say, by George," he said, "a civil
wedding Is binding in this state."
"A civil wedding? Oh, well" Nin
lan dismissed It.
"But I," said Dwlght, "happen to
be a magistrate."
They looked at one another fool
ishly. Dwlght sprang up with the in
determinate idea of Inquiring some
thing of gome one, circled about and
returned. Ina had taken his chair
and sat clasping Lulu's hand. Ninlan
continued to laugh.
"I never saw one done so offhand,"
said Dwlght. "But what you've, said
Is all you have to say according to
law. And there don't have to be wit
nesses ... say p; he said, and sat
down again.
Above that shroud-Uke plaited lace,
the veins of Lulu's throat showed dark
as she swallowed, cleared her throat,
swallowed again.
"Don't you let Dwlght scare you,"
she besought Nlnian.
"Scare me!" cried Ninlan. "Why, I
think It's a good Job done, If you ask
Lulu's eyes flew to his face. As he
laughed, he was looking at her, and;
now he nodded and shut and opened
his eyes several times very fast. Their
points of light flickered. With a pang
of wonder which pierced her and left
her shaken, Lulu looked. His eyes
continued to meet' her own. It was
exactly like looking at his photograph.
Dwlght had recovered his authentic
air. ,
"Oh, well," he said, "we can Inquire
at our leisure. If it Is necessary, I
should say we can have It set aside
quietly up here in the city no one'U
be the wiser."
"Set aside nothing!" said Nlnian.
"I'd like to see It stand."
"Are you serious, Nin?"
"Sure I'm serious."
'Ina Jerked gently at her sister's
arm. , .
"Lulu! Ton hear him? What yon
going to say to that?"
Lulu shook her head. "He Isn't In
earnest," she said.
"I am In earnest hope to die," Nln
ian declared. He was on two legs of
his chair and was slightly tilting, so
that the effect of his earnestness was
Impaired. But he was obviously In
They were looking at Lulu again.
And now she looked at Ninlan, and
there was something terrible In that
look which tried to ask him, alone,
about this thing.
Dwlght exploded. "There was a fel
low I know there In the theater," he
cried. "I'll get him on the line. He
could tell me If there's any way "
and was off.
"I don't know what to make
of Lulu's letters. They art so
Has Had Long Vacation.
One of the national standard weights
of the United States has not been
used for actual weighing since It was
received from the international bu
reau In 1889.