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Brief Resume Most Important
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Event of Noted People, Governments
nd Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
The federal government has thrown
up Us handB In the case of Major Alex
ander P. Cronkhlte, who was killed
under mysterious circumstances at
Camp Lewis, Washington, in 1918, and
will prosecute the matter no further.
One man died and six were report
ed to he in a serious condition from
heat prostration suffered in cantaloupe
fields near Calexlco, Cal., last week,
when the apex of a heat wave was
reached with a temperature of 116 de
grees. "Two million children were prevent
ed by American women from entering
the world last year," Bishop Siglsnvund
Waltz, the former spiritual teacher of
Emperor Charles, told a hig clerical
and monarchists gathering in Vienna
There was widespread property dam
age but no loss of life in the recent
typhoon that swept the Philippine is
lands, according to reports coming in
from different provinces. Roads,
bridges and lines of communication
The 700 Russian refugees who re
cently arrived at Shanghai from Vladi
vostok, via Genaan, Korea, will not be
permitted to come to the Philippines,
as were their compatriots, who recent
ly left Manila for the United States,
according to a statement by Governor
Robert Crozier Scott, playwright and
scenario writer, was found dead in his
room in, Los Angeles Wednesday, his
throat having been cut. The police
pronounced It a case of suicide and
said they found papers in the room
showing that Scott's wife had filed a
suit for divorce.
The Italian cabinet has decided to
abolish the ministries of industry, pub
llo works and commerce, replacing
them with a single portfolio of national
economy, says a Rome dispatch. The
correspondent says It is hoped the con
solidation will effect a saving of sev
eral million lire yearly.
Ferdinand Kutz of Chicago had
never seen a parrot and when a large
green bird spoke to him from a tree,
be thought evil spirits were about, so
hastened In the house for his gun ami
shot the green "dovil." Mrs. Bertha
Flugge, owner of the escaped parrot,
had him fined $5 and coBts.
Juck Dempscy, the mnn killer from
Muuassa, is a man killer no lunger.
He retained his world's chuinpionship
against Tommy Gibbons, the St. Paul
challenger at Shelby, Mont., Wednes
day afternoon, but it was by the un
satisfactory margin of a referee's de
cision at the end of the 15th round.
Notwithstanding the unexpected im
provement in tho financial condition
of the treasury, Senator Smoot, re
publican, Utah, who will he the new
chairman of tho senate finance com
mittee, said Tuesday that he does not
believe that any general downward
revision of taxes 1b justified in the
next session of congress.
When a pressing machine In a tailor
hop blazed up suddenly an employe
picked up a bucket of gasolino, believ
ing it to be water, poured the oil on
the machine and started a tire which
virtually wiped out Orangufleld, Texas,
a village in the Orange oil field. Thir
teen buildings were consumed. The
loss Is estimated at ?50,000.
Testimony tending to show that the
whipping given Martin Tabert, North
Dakota youth was "within the law,"
was Introduced by the defense Tues
day in the trial of Thomas Walter Hlg
glnbotham, former convict whipping
boss at Lake City, Fla., charged with
the murder of Tabert. The state is
contending Tabert died after being
struck 75 to 119 times by Iltggln
botham. Babies In New York city have a
better chance than those lu a larger
number of smaller cities, the American
Child Health association declares.
Cities In the 250,000 class with the
lowest rates of infant mortality ac
cording to the report are: Seattle,
Portland, Or., and Minneapolis. The
cities In the same class with the high
est rates are Buffalo, Pittsburg, and
FRANCE APPROVES TREATIES
Two Pacts to Date Passed on by Cham
Washington, D. C. Action of the
French chamber of deputies in voting
ratification of the four-power pact
treaty, coupled with the favorable vote
last week on the naval pact, caused
gratification in official circles here
Monday, although some regret was evi
denced at the forecast that the three
other Washington treaties would not
be put through at once.
The five treaties negotiated at the
arms conference are independent docu
ments, but to a certain degree they
vere designed to supplement each
other and to extend the effectiveness
of the general plan contemplated by
the conference for removing probable
causes of war. Although there will be
no barrier to putting into effect the
naval treaty and the Pacific pact, even
though French ratification of the other
treaties is delayed, the result of that
delay may be to develop a somewhat
The Chinese treaties, oife dealing
with customs matters in China and
the other with political questions
there, were worked out as a very vital
element in the project of assuring
peace in the Pacific. It was through
these pacts that the conference dele
gates hoped to iron out causes of in
ternational friction in China and to
make less likely clashes of interest in
tho far east that might lead to war.
This aspect of the situation is re
garded as of importance at this time
In view of tho disturbed conditions
in China, where the power of the
central government has been greatly
weakened and bandit outrages have
become numerous. It is felt that pro
clamation of the Washington' treaties
Blight have some effect toward stabil
izing the situation.
' For a somewhat different reason
the delay over the submarine and
gas warfare treaty Is a cause iot re
gret to officials here. It had been
hoped at tho time of the Washington
conference that the doctrines laid
down in that treaty as binding upon
the signatories could be extended
without delay to all other nations,
adding a new chapter to international
law. That world progress cannot go
forward, however, until the treaty has
The submarine provisions of the
treaty probably are of greater impor
tance to Great Britain than to the
other signatories because of her geo
graphical situation. It Is to be recall
ed that the British delegations at the
conference sought to outlaw sub
marines entirely. The Root resolu
tions embodied in the submarine and
gas warfare treaty wero written for
the purpose of finding a compromise
ground in which naval opinion of all
the powers could combine.
Hippopotamus Is Killed.
Cincinnati. The person who threw
tho tennis ball Into the cage of "Zee
koe," gigantic hippopotamus at the
zoo, caused tho death of. that animal,
famous as the largest specimen of Its
kind in captivity in America. This
fact was revealed at a post mortem.
The tennis ball was found wedged In
the hugo boast's stomach, where it
formed a fatal obstruction.
Tho animal, which weighted about
tons, was valued at $5000, but was
considered as being worth many times
that sum as an attraction nt the zoo.
"Zeokoe's" life was Impaired on pre
vious occasions by some thoughtless
visitor permitting him to swallow a
woman's mesh handbag. In addition
to the tennis ball, a number of pennies
also wero revealed in the stomach.
Fight Promoter Closes His Bank.
Great Falls, Mont. The Stanton
Trust & Savings bank of Great Falls,
of which George H. Stanton, one of the
men who assisted In financing the
Dempscy -Gibbons fight at Shelby July
4, is president, closed its doors Mon
day morning nt 11 o'clock when It was
unable to liquidate Its obligations at
the local clearing house. The closing
was voluntary, uud State Superintend
ent of Banks Skelton arrived here to
Mr. Stanton stated after the bank
closed that tho hank was solvent, but
that It was Impossible to procure
money to meet the concern's obliga
tions. The bank's statement, issued in re
sponse to a former call on June 30,
showed resources of $1,174,428, with
deposits of approximately $000,000.
1300 Bottles Seized.
Honolulu. Customs officers here an
nounced Monday they hud seized ap
proximately 1300 bottles of liquor from
ships docked here Binco the United
States supreme court's ruling apply
ing to liquor on foreign ships becamo
Of the amounts seized, 900 bottles
wero taken from the Bteamer Ma
kura, 300 from the Korea Maru, 150
from the F.elyo Maru and 30 from the
MINUTE MEN FORM
10 ENFORCE LIS
Patriotic Body Is Headed by
General Dawes. .
20,000 NOW BELONG
Non-Partisan Group of Public-Spirited
Citizens to Weed Out All
Chicago. Born of a patriotic idea
a little more than two months ago, the
Minute Men of the Constitution, a non
partisan organization of public-spirited
citizens, working in the interest of
good government and the upholding of
American principles and traditions,
has grown with remarkable rapidity
in Illinois and is spreading to adja
Care is taken to examine the stand
ing and records of all applicants for
membership, but more than 20,000 per
sons are now enrolled In northern
Illinois. In the course of a year it
is believed the membership in this
state will exceed 100,000, a compact,
brainy, driving force that must be
taken into consideration in campaigns
and at all times. Sponsors of the or
ganization declare it will become a pow
erful national body in the course of
The election of men to congress
and other positions of trust who are
In sympathy with American tradi
tions, ethics and principles and who
have the nerve to stand for these
The right of men to engage in col
lective bargaining and the equal right
of any and every man to work and
support his family, free of interfer
ence by other men.
The rigid suppression of anarchy in
any form or color, from the blood-red
Russian bolshevik to the pale pink
Strict enforcement for all laws that
make for the general good of the pub
lic; the bringing about of a general
respect for law and order, and the
disciplining of foreign and native agi
tators who teach disregard for every
thing Americans stand for.
The weeding out of all religious pre
judice and persecutions because of
Brigadier-General Charles Dawes of
"Hell an' Maria" fame, and who stood
the loafing, wasteful departments at
Washington on their heads, is the
originator and head of the Minute
BOSS IS MURDEDER
SAYS FLORIDA JURY
Lake City, Fla. Thomas Walter
Iliggtnbotham was late Saturday found
guilty of the murder of Martin Tabert
of North Dakota in the second degree
by a jury here. The jury was out one
hour and 20 minutes.
Higglnbotham was sentenced to 20
years' imprisonment. He wus releas
ed on $10,000 bond pending hearing of
The former convict-whipping boss
was accused of having caused the
death of Tabert as the result of a
beating administered while the North
Dakotan was' serving a term in the
Putnam Lumber company convict
leased camp. The trial consumed 13
The death of Tabert finally resulted
In an Investigation of the whole convict-leasing
system and its abolish
ment by the Florida legislature. That
body also prohibited corporal punish
ment. Before the Florida legislature
convened the senate of North Dakota
adopted a memorial asking the Flor
ida lawmakers to investigate the death
Aeronauts Yet Missing.
Cleveland, O. The flying boat Nina
of tho Aero Marine Airways Company,
Inc., returned here Sunday after a
six-hour search of the Canadian and
American shores of Lake Erie in a
fruitless effort to find some trace of
Lieutenants L. J. Roth and T. B. Null,
lost when the naval balloon A-6C98 fell
into Lake Erie Friday after leaving
Indianapolis Wednesday lu the na
tional elimination air race.
Portland Office Fifth.
Washington, D. C Portland rank
ed fifth among the leading postofflces
of the country in the percentage of
gain for postal business last month as
compared with June, 1922. Its per
centage of gain, the postofflce depart
ment announced Saturday, was 14.88.
Seattle ranked eighth, with a gain of
12.33 per cent.
Dwlght mulled this. Lulu might
have told every one of these women
that cock-and-bull story with which
she had come home. It might be all
over town. "Of course, in that case he
could turn Lulu out should do so, In
fact. Still the story would be all over
"Dwight," said Lulu, "I want Nln
"Going to write to him I" Ina cried
"I want to ask him for the proofs
that Dwlght wanted."
"My dear Lulu," Dwlght said Impa
tiently, "you are not the one to write,
Have you no delicacy?"
Lulu smiled a strange smile, orig
inating and dying in one corner of
"Yes," she said. "So much delicacy
that I want to be sure whether I'm
married or not."
Dwight cleared his throat with a
movement which seemed to use his
shoulders for the purpose.
"I myself will take this up with my
brother," he said. "I will write to
him about it."
Lulu sprang to her feet. "Write to
him now I" she cried.
"Really," said Dwlght, lifting his
"Now now I" Lulu said. She moved
about, collecting writing materials
from their casual lodgments on shelf
and table. She set all before him
nnd stood by him. "Write him now,"
she said again.
"My dear Lulu, don't be absurd."
She said: "Ina, help me. If It
was Dwlght and they didn't know
whether he had another wife, or not,
nnd you wanted to ask him oh, don't
you see? Help me."
Inn was not yet the woman to cry
for justice for its own sake, nor even
to stand by another woman. She was
primitive, and her instinct was to
look to her own male merely.
"Well," she said, "of course. But
why not let Dwight do it in his own
way? Wouldn't that be better?"
She put it to her sister fairly:
Now, no matter what Dwlght's way
wns, wouldn't that be better?
"Mother!" said Lulu. She looked
Irresolutely toward her mother. But
Mrs. Bett was eating earadmom seeds
with exceeding gusto, and Lulu looked
away. Caught by the gesture, Mrs.
Bett voiced her grievance.
"Lulle," she said, "Set down. Take
oft your hat, why don't you?"
Lulu turned upon Dwight a quiet
face wldeh he had never seen before.
"You write that letter to Ninlan,"
she said, "and you mnke him tell you
so you'll understand. I know he
spoke the truth. But I want you to
"M m," said Dwlght. "And then
I suppose you're going to tell It all
over town as soon as you have the
"I'm going to tell It all over town,"
said Lulu, "Just as It Is unless you
write to him now."
"Lulu!" cried Ina. "Oh, you
"I would," said Lulu. "I will."
Dwlght wns sobered. This un
Imagined Lulu looked capable of it
But then he sneered,
"And get turned out of this house,
as you would be?"
"Dwlght !" .cried his Ina. "Oh, you
"I would," said Dwight. "I will.
Lulu knows it."
"I shall tell what I know and then
leave your house anyway," said Lulu,
"unless you get Ninlan's word. And I
want you should write him now."
"Leave your mother? And Ina?" he
"Leave everything," said Lulu.
"Oh, Dwight,", said Ina, "we can't
get along without Lulu." She did not
say in what particulars, but Dwight
Dwlght looked at Lulu, an upward,
sldewise look, with a manner of peer
ing out to see 'if she meant It. And
He shrugged, pursed his lips crook
edly, rolled his head to signify the in
expressible. "Isn't thnt like a worn
nn?" lie demanded. He rose. "Rather
than let you In for a show of temper,"
he said grandly, "I'd do anything."
He wrote the letter, addressed it,
his hand elaborately curved in secrecy
about the envelope, pocketed it.
"Ina nnd I'll walk down with yeu
to mall It," said Lulu.
Dwlght hesitated, frowned, nis Ina
wntched hlra with consulting brows.
"I was going," said Dwlght, "to pro
pose a little stroll before bedtime."
He roved about the room. "Where's
my beautiful straw hat? There's noth
ing like a brisk walk to Induce sound,
restful, sleep," he told them. He
hummed a bar.
"You'll be all right, mother?" Lulu
Mrs. Bett did not look up. "These
enrdamon hev got a little mite too
dry," she said.
In their room, Ina and Dwlght dis
cussed the Incredible actions of Lulu.
"I saw," said Dwlght, "I saw she
wasn't herself. I'd do anything to
avoid having a scene you know
that." Ills glance swept a little anx
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iously his Ina. "You know that, don't
you?" he sharply Inquired.
"But I really think you ought to
have written to Ninian about It," she
now dared to say. "It's not a nice po
sition for Lulu."
"Nice? Well, but whom has she got
to blame for it?"
"Why, Ninlan," said Ina.
Dwlght threw out his hands. "Her
self," he said. "To tell you the truth,
I was perfectly amazed at the way
she snapped him up there in that res
taurant." "Why, but, Dwlght"
"Brazen," he said. "Oh, it was
"It was Just fun, in the first place."
"But no really nice woman " he
shook his head.
"Dwlght I Lulu Is nice. The idea!"
He regarded her. "Would you have
done that?" he would know.
Under his fond look, she softened,
took his homage, accepted everything,
"Certainly not," he said. "Lulu's
tastes are not fine like yours. I
should never think of you as sisters."
"She's awfully good," Ina said, fee
bly. Fifteen years of married life be
hind her but this was sweet and she
could not resist.
"She has excellent qualities." lie
admitted It. "But look ut the position
she's in married to a man who tells
her he has another wife in order to
get free. Now, no really nice wom
"No really nice man " Ina did say
"Ah," said Dwlght, "but you could
never be In such a position. No, no.
Lulu is sadly lacking somewhere."
Ina sighed, threw back her head,
caught her lower lip with her upper,
as might be in a liem. "What If it was
DI?" she supposed.
"DI!" Dwlght's look rebuked his
wife. "DI," he said, "was born with
It was not yet ten o'clock. Bobby
Larkln was permitted to stay until
Later On, Cornish Confided More to
Dwight: He Was to Come by a
Little Inheritance Some Day.
ten. From the veranda came the In
distinguishable murmur of those young
"Bobby," DI was saying within that
murmur, "Bobby, you don't kiss me as
If you really wanted to kiss me, to
The office of Dwight Herbert Dea
con, Dentist, Gold Work a Specialty
(sic) In black lettering, and Justice
of the Peace In gold, was above a
store which had been occupied by one
unlucky tenant after another, and had
suffered long periods of vacancy when
ladles' aid societies served lunches
there, under great white signs, badly
lettered. Some months of disuse were
now broken by the news that the
store had been let to a music man. A
music man, what on earth was that?
The music man arrived, Installed
three pianos, and filled his window
with sheet music, as sung by many
ladies who swung in hammocks or
kissed their hands on the music cov
ers. While he was still moving In,
Dwight Herbert Deacon wandered
downstairs and stood Informally In the
door of the new store. The music man,
a pleasant-faced chnp of thirty-odd,
was rubbing at the face of a piano.
"Hello, there!" he said. "Can I sell
you an upright?"
"If I can take It out In pulling your
teeth, you can," Dwlght replied. "Or,"
said he, "I might marry you free,
On this their friendship began.
Thenceforth, when business was dull,
the idle hours of both men were be
guiled with Idle gossip.
"How the dickens did you think of
pianos for a line?" Dwight asked hiirl
once. "Now, my father was a dentist,
so I came by it natural never entered
my head to be anything else. But pi
anos" The music man his name was Nell
Cornish threw up his chin In a boy
ish fashion, nnd said he'd be jiggered
if he knew. All up and down the War
bleton main street, the chunces nre
that the answer would sound the
same. "I'm studying law when I get
the chance," said Cornish, as one who
makes a bid to be thought of more
"I see," said Dwight, respectfully
dwelling on the verb.
Later on, Cornish confided more to
Dwight: He was to come by a little
Inheritance some day not much, but
something. Yes, it made a man feel a
certain confidence. . . .
"Don't it?" said Dwight, heartily, as
if he knew.
Every one liked Cornish. He told
funny stories, and lie never compared
Warbleton save to its advantage. So
at last Dwight said tentatively; at
"What If I brought that Nell Cor
nish up for supper one of these
"Oh, Dwlghtie, do," said Ina. "If
there's a man in town, let's know It."
"What if I brought him up tonight?"
Up went Ina's eyebrows. Tonight?
"'Scalloped potatoes and meat loaf
and sauce and bread and butter,"
Cornish came to supper. He was
what Is known in Warbleton as dap
per. This Ina saw as she emerged on
the veranda In response to Dwlght's
Informal halloo on his way upstairs.
She herself was in white muslin, now
much too snug, and a blue ribbon. To
her greeting their guest replied In that
engaging shyness which Is not awk
wardness. He moved in some pleasant
web of gentleness and friendliness.
They asked him the usual questions,
and he replied, rocking all the time
with a faint 'undulating motion of
head and shoulders: Warbleton was
one of the prettiest little towns that
he bad ever seen. He liked the people
they seemed different. He was sure
to like the place, already liked it.
Lulu came to the door in Ninlan's
thin black-and-white gown. She shook
hands with the stranger, not looking
at him, and said, "Come to supper,
all." Monona was already in her place,
singing under-breath. Mrs. Bett, after
hovering In the kitchen door, entered ;
but they forgot to introduce her.
"Where's Di?" asked Ina. "I declare
that daughter of mine is never any
where." A brief silence ensued as they were
seated. There being a guest, grace was
to come, nnd Dwight said, unintelligi
bly and like lightning, a generic ap
peal to bless this food, forgive nil our
Bins and finally save us. And there
was something tremendous in this
ancient form whereby all stages of
men bow In some now unrecognized
recognition of the ceremonial of tak
ing food to nourish life and more.
At "Anen" DI flashed in, her of
fices at the mirror fresh upon her
perfect hair, silk dress turned up at
the hem. She met Cornish, crimsoned,
fluttered to her seat, Joggled the cable
and, "Oh, dear," Bhe said audibly to
her mother, "I forgot my ring."
The talk wns saved alive by a frank
effort. Dwight served, making jests
about everybody coming bnck for
more. They went on with Warbleton
happenings, improvements and open
ings ; and the runaway. Cornish tried
hard to make himself agreeable, not
Ingratiatingly, but good-r.aturedly. He
wished profoundly that before coming
he had looked up some more stories
In the back of the Musical Gazettes
Lulu surreptitiously pinched oft an
ant that was running at large upon
the cloth and thereafter kept her eyes
steadfastly on the sugar bowl to see if
it could be from that.. Dwight pre
tended that those whom he was help
ing a second time were getting more
than their share and facetiously land
ed on DI about eating so much that
she would grow up and be married,
first thing' she knew. At the word
"married" DI turned scarlet, luughed
heartily nnd lifted her glass of water.
"And what Instruments do yon
play?" Ina asked Cornish, in an un
related effort to lift the talk to mu
"Well, do you know," said the mu
sic man, "I can't play a thing. Don't
know a black note from a white one."
"You don't? Why Di plays very
prettily," said Dl's mother. "But?
then, how can you tell what songs to
order?" Ina cried.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
A government expert who has been
investigating the wonderful papers of
Japan reports that the Japanese make
water bags or rice paper, which are
held to be more durable as well as
less expensive than similar articles
made of rubber. Between the layer
of paper, which is soft and flexible,
resin Is used, and the outside Is cov.
ered with lacquer.
Guatemala, with about 2,000,000 In
habitants, has the largest population'
of any of the Ceutrul American republics.