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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1923)
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and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Grain exports from the United
States last week amounted to 4,627,000
bushels compared with 3,668,000 the
William Jennings Dryan Tuesday ad
dressed the Georgia house ot repre
sentatives, making a plea for reten
tion of the state prohibition law and
for ' prohibiting the teaching ot Dar
winism. Nine persons were known to have
been killed and 23 injured In an ex
plosion which occurred Wednesday
afternoon In the metallic shell depart
ment of the Western Cartridge com
pany plant at East Alton, 111. Six of
the dead arewomen.
Helen Ring Robinson, Colorado's
first woman state senator, writer, lect
urer and politician, and widely known
throughout tho west as a leader of
suffrage work, died In Denver, Tues
day after a protracted Illness. She
was about 45 years old.
Sympathetic with wheat, flour broke
to a new low record for about eight
years, when one of the largest mills
In Minneapolis set the price of J6 a
barrel for family patents when sold
In carlots. The decline registered at
the mills ranged from 15 to 25 cents
High officials at the state depart
ment authorized late Tuesday the
statement they knew of no basis In
fact for rumors that American recogni
tion of Mexico was immediately Im
minent or that negotiations to that end
in Mexico City had been successfully
Billy Webb, 4-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Webb of Bend, Or., was
stung four times by a scorpion Tues
day before he could dislodge the veno
mous insect which had crawled into
his coveralls. The bites were cauter
ized and the boy will suffer no perman
England experienced one ot the
worat thunder storms In many years
early Tuesday. It lasted from mid
night to 6 o'clock In the morning. Lon
don appeared to get the full brunt of
the storm, remarkahle thunder and
lightning display keeping the majority
ot people awake for hours.
Injuries which physicians fear may
prove fatal were sustained by Mary
Kllzubnth Harris, 9-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Harris, at a
Spokane park Tuesday afternoon when
bears seized her right arm which she
hud thrust through the bars ot their
cage and tore It from the socket.
Gulseppe Borgattl, the tenor, regard
ed as one ot the best In Italy In Wag
nerian roles, has become totally blind
despite an operation which it bad been
hoped would save his Bight. He has
accepted tho inevitable bravely, even
cheerfully, remarking: "Fortunately
I can still hear music nnd teach it."
For the first time In the history of
Chicago, a jury Monday night meted
out the death penalty to a white wo
man when Mrs. Snhello Nlttl Crudelle
anil her second husband, Peter Cru
delle were found guilty of the murder
ot Frank Nlttl, Mrs. Crudolle's first
husbapd, and death was decided on
Twenty-seven alleged members of
the Industrial Workers ot the World
were convicted of criminal syndicalism
by a Jury In the superior court In Los
Angeles Wednesday and within an
hour after the return of the verdict
had been sentenced to serve from one
to 14 years each In Sun Quenttn peni
tentiary. In addressing the Boulder, Colo.,
Democratic club Monday night, Jose
pltus Daniels, former secretary of the
navy, declared: "Among many other
signs pointing to a sweeping demo
cratic presidential victory In 1D24 is
the tact that there are halt a dozen
ublu men contesting for the demo
David Cnplun, who was convicted
of second degree murder In connec
tion with the Los Angeles Times dyna
miting case In October, 1910, and sen
tenced to ten years' Imprisonment,
was released from San Qucntln prison
Tuesduy. He had served 64 years of
his sentence. Three and one half years'
reduction was obtained tor good behavior.
JOHNSON WINS MINNESOTA
Farmer-Laborite Candidate for U. S.
Senate Has "Walkaway."
St. Paul, Minn. Magnus Johnson,
farmer-laborite, was elected United
States senator from Minnesota Monday
to succeed the late Senator Knute Nel
son, according to returns-received from
approximately half of the state's 3320
Johnson apparently has defeated the
republican candidate, Governor J. A.
O. Preus, who had announced his inten
tion to support the Harding adminis
tration, by more than 40,000 votes. The
democratic candidate, James A. Carley,
was running far behind both Johnson
Johnson had a lead of 26,388 votes
when tabulations of returns had been
completed from 1729 of the state 's 3320
precincts, the count then standing:
Johnson, 169,521; Preus, 142,933; Car-
ley, 13,620. This vote was believed to
represent about three-fifths of the
Tho farmer-labor candidate carried
many counties which were counted as
safely republican. He ran much better
in Minneapolis (Preus' home city) than
had been expected.
Republican headquarters continued
to "stand by the ship" and refused to
concede that the unreported precincts
would maintain the ratio of the first
1100. Farmer-laborite leaders insisted
it was "a walkaway."
Both Covernor Preus, republican can
didate and supporter of the Harting ad
ministration, and Magnus Johnson,
farmer-laborite and La Foliette adher
ent, voted early in , their respective
home precincts, as did also James A.
Carley, democratic nominee. Ideal
weather helped attract many voters to
the polls. While spokesmen for Gov
ernor Preus said they would withhold
any statement until a reasonable per
centage of the 3520 precincts in the
state had reported, leaders of the
farmer-labor party renewed their claim
of victory for Johnson "by a round
That the volume of the voto yester
day would exceed tho primary ballot
ing was indicated in reports from nearly
overy one of the 87 counties, which de
clared that the vote would run from
50 to 90 per cent of normal. Thore are
800,000 eligible voters in the state.
In almost every case the county ro
ports showed a vote in excess of that
in tho primary and in some instances it
was double. This led to the prediction
that the total vote would exceed 500,
000. Jn the general election last fall,
when Prens and Johnson were oppon
ents in the gubernatorial race, the vote
WASCO WHEAT FIRE
SWEEPS 425 ACRES
Wasco. Or. Four hundred twenty
five acres of Turkey Red wheat wore
destroyed by fire Monday afternoon,
eight miles northwest of Wasco, south
of the Fulton Cnnyon county road, near
the Deschutes river. Tho acreago
burned included 125 acres owned by
Emil Anderson; 150 arres owned by
Howard Spencer and 150 acres belong
ing to Ed Olson, nil three prominent
farmers of the northern section of tho
Tho fire was said to have started
near tho railroad track on the Deschutes
river, northwest of Wasco, and swept
up over tho brakes, burning probably
200 acres of bunch grass before strik
ing tho wheat field. High winds wore
sweeping the county, placing thousands
of acres of wheat in jeopardy. The
firo was discovered in Olsen's whont
field nt 5 o'clock. Telephones rnng
over a section 15 miles around about
nnd automobiles sped on every road
carrying firo fighters. Farmers at
work harvesting in tho field, left their
tennis or mnchines with one or two
men, taking the. remainder of their
crews nnd racing to the fire. Business
houses in Wnsco and Moro were closed
nnd men sped to tho fire.
Two hundred men were on the fire
fighting lino within 40 minutes. All
kinds of implements hoes, shovels,
sacks, and everything that could be
converted to fight tho firo was used.
Lady Bugs Aid Orchards.
Medford, Or. C. C. Gate, county
agent, rode into Medford Monday from
tho Button ranger station with about
S00.000 lady bugs in the back seat of
his automobllo which he declnrcd will
be worth nt least 3000 to tho orchard
ists of the lioguo river valley. Mr.
Cato released several thousand of the
insects in the orchard section east of
Medford today. The lady bugs, snys
Cat, mny eventually clear local or
chards of scale and aphis.
Davis Reaches Berlin.
Berlin. James J. Davis, the Amer
ican secretary of labor, arrived here
Saturday. Mr. Davis Is beginning a
tour ot Europe and the far east to
study world emigration problems at
Judge Gary Says 12-Hour
Shifts Will End.
REFORM IS SWEEPING
Elimination of Present Rule Begins in
Six Weeks, but Process Will
. Be Gradual.
New York. Elbert H. Gary Satur
day made It plain that the United
States Steel corporation, of which he
is head, planned within six .weeks to
begin eliminating the 12-hour day In
It was reported in Wall street that
the remainder ot the industry would
follow'suit'and that 'the pledge made
to President Harding concerning the
much-attacked shift gradually would
It was under the date of June 27
that directors ot the American Iron
& Steel institute wrote the president
that they were "determined to exert
every effort at our command to ob
tain In the iron and steel industry
of this country a total abolition of
the 12-hour day at the earliest time
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation ot Labor, and
other labor leaders hit on the phrase
"at the earliest time practicable"
and expressed their skepticism.
A little later Mr, Gary, in an in:
tervlew, said that Increasing labor
supplies from the negroes of the
south, Mexico, the Philippines and
abroad led him to believe that the
Initial steps would be taken soon:
but still no time limit was mention
Today, however, Mr. Gary said that
"we shall probably commence active
ly taking steps to reduce the num
ber of 12-hour workers within the
next bIx weeks."
Declining to state the number of
workers who would be affected with
in that period, Mr. Gary made it plain
that a sudden and complete change
Is not to be expected.
"Plans are now being developed,'
he said. "It will require considerable
length of time to complete the change,
Stage Set for Buyers Week.
Plans for the eleventh annual Buy
ers' Week to be held in Portland,
August 6 to 11 under the auspices of
the Chamber of Commerce are prac
tically complete. Preparations for
this event are on a more elaborate
scale than ever before attempted. In
dlcatlons are that in excess of 2,000
retail merchants from Pacific Coast
states, British Columbia and Alaska
will be In attendance.
An extensive program for enter
tainment of the city's guests has been
arranged. There will be six main at
tractions, and with one exception
they will be held at night.
On the evening of the opening day,
there will be an Inaugural ball In the
Multnomah hotel where accommoda
tions will be made for 1,000 dancers,
The following evening a spectacular
event, "A Night in a Casino" will be
staged in one ot the largest public
buildings In the city. ,
Wednesday noon, the Portland Ad
Club will give its annual luncheon in
Lanrelhurst Park to visiting buyers,
and In the evening the annual fashion
show at which scores of pretty girls
will appear In revue, will be held In
one of the largest theatres of the city.
A moonlight excursion on the Wil
lamette Is scheduled for Tuesday
evening, for which two large excur
sion boats have been chartered.
The concluding entertainment fen-
ture will be a banquet to be held In
the Chamber of Commerce on Friday
evening where two full floors will be
set aside for the accommodation of
Throughout the week, executive! of
participants In Buyers' Week will
hold open house in their respective
establishments. Visitors will be given
opportunity to go through many of
the large wholesale and manufactur
ing establishments In the city.
Fire Destroys Plan.
Ashland, Or An airplane belong
ing to Ort Irons, was destroyed by
fire there Saturday. Irons' machine
was on the ground with the motor
running when the exhaust started a
small grass fire under the rudder.
Irons started to pull way from the
blaze, but the breeze from the pro
peller fanned the flames. Irons jump
ed for his life and the machine plung
ed through a fence, turning upside
down and burned.
MISS LULU BETT
By ZONA GALE
Copyright bj D. Apploton Company
'Ob, by the music houses. You go
by the sales." For the first time It oc
curred to Cornish that this was ridic
ulous. "You know, I'm really study
ing law," he said,-shyly and proudly.
Law ! How very Interesting, from Ina.
Oh, but won't he bring up some songs
Borne evening, for them to- try over?
Her and Dl? At this Di laughed and
said that she was out of practice and
lifted her glass of water. In the
presence of adults Dl made one weep,
she was so slender, so young, so with
out defenses, so intolerably sensitive
to every contact, bo In agony lest she
be found wanting. It was amazing
how unlike was this Dl to the Dl who
had ensnared Bobby Larkln. What
was one to think?
Cornish paid very little attention to
her. To Lulu he said kindly, "Don't
you play. Miss ?" He had not caught
her name no stranger ever did catch
It But Dwight now supplied It : "Miss
Lulu Bett," he explained, with loud
emphasis, and Lulu burned her slow
red. This question Lulu had usually
answered by telling how a felon had
Interrupted her lessons and she had
stopped "taking" a participle sacred
to'muslc, In Warbleton. This vignette
had been a kind of epitome of Lulu's
biography. But now Lulu was heard
to say, serenely:
"No, but I'm quite fond of it. I
went to a lovely concert two weeks
They all listened. Strange, indeed,
to think of Lulu as having had experi
ences of which they did not know.
"Yes," she said. "It was In Savan
nah, Georgia." She flushed, and lifted
her eyes in a manner of faint defiance.
Of course," she said, i'l don't know
the names of all the different Instru
ments they played, but there were a
good many." She laughed pleasantly
as a part of her sentence. "They had
some lovely tunes," she said. She knew
that the subject was not exhausted
and she hurried on. "The hall was
real large," Bhe superadded, "and
there were quite a good many people
there. And it was too warm."
"I see," said Cornish, and said what
he had been waiting to say: That he,
too, had been in Savannah, Georgia.
Lulu lit with pleasure. "Well!" she
Bald. And her mind worked and she
caught at the moment before It had
escaped. "Isn't it a jiretty city?"
she asked. And Cornish assented with
the Intense heartiness of the provincial.
He, too, It seemed, had a conversa
tional appearance to maintain by Its
own effort. He said that he had en
joyed being In that town aud that he
was there for two hours.
"I was there for a week." Lulu's
superiority was really pretty.
"Have good weather?". Cornish se
"Oh, yes. And they saw all the dif
ferent buildings but at her "we" she
flushed and was silenced. She was
Coloring and breathing quickly. This
was the, first bit of conversation of
this sort' In Lulu's life.
After supper Ina Inevitably pro
posed croquet, Dwight pretended to
try to escape and, with his irrepressi
ble mien, talked about Ina, elaborate
in his Insistence on the third person
"She loves It, we have to humor her,
you know how It Is. Or no I You don't
know I But you will" and more of
the same sort, everybody laughing
heartily, save Lulu, who looked un
comfortable and wished that Dwight
wouldn't, and Mrs. Bett, who paid no
attention to anybody that night, not
because she had not been Introduced,
an omission which she had not even
noticed, but merely as another form
of "tantrlm" a self-indulgence.
They emerged for croquet. And
there on the porch sat Jenny Plow
nnd Bobby, waiting for Dl to keep an
old engagement, which Di pretended
to have forgotten, and to be fright
fully annoyed to have to keep. She
met the objections of her parents with
all the batteries of her coquetry, Bet
for both Bobby and Cornish and, bold
In the presence of "company," at last
went laughing away. And in the mi
nute areas of her consciousness she
said to herself that Bobby would be
more In love with her than ever be
cause she had risked nil to go with
htm; and that Cornish ought to be
distinctly attracted to her because
Bhe had not stayed. She was as primi
tive as pollen.
Ina was vexed. She said so, pout
ing In a fashion which she should
have outgrown with white muslin and
blue ribbons, and she had outgrown
none of these things.
"That Just spoils croquet," she said.
'Tm vexed. Now we can t have a
From the side door, where she must
have been lingering among the water
proofs. Lulu stepped forth.
"I'll play a game," she said.
When Cornish actually proposed to
bring some music to the Deacons', Ina
turned toward Dwight Herbert all the
facets of her responsibility. And Inn's
sense of responsibility toward Dl
wis enormous, oppressive, primitive,
amounting. In fact, toward this daugh
ter of Dwight Herbert's late wife, to
an ability to compress the offices of
stepmotherhood Into the functions of
the lecture platform. . Ina was a foun
tain of admonition. Her Idea of a
daughter, step or not, was that of a
manufactured product, strictly, which
you constantly pinched and molded.
She thought that a moral preceptor
hsd the right to secrete precepts. Dl
got them all. But of course the crest
of Ins' responsibility wss to marry
DL This verb should be transitive
only when lovers are speaking of each
other, or the minister or magistrate
is speaking of lovers. It should never
be transitive when predicated of par
ents or any other third party. But it
Is. Ina was quite agitated by Its
transltlveneBS as she took to her hus
band her Incredible responsibility.
"You know, Herbert," said Ina, "if
this Mr. Cornish comes here very
much, what we may expect."
"What may we expect?" demanded
Dwight Herbert, crisply.
Ina always played his games, an
swered what he expected her to an
swer, pretended tc be Intuitive when
she was not so, Bald "I know" when
she didn't know at all. Dwight Her
bert, on the other hand, did not even
play her games when he knew per
fectly what she meant, but pretended
not to understand, made her repeat,
made her explain. It was as If Ina
had to please him for, say, a living;
but as for that dentist, he had to
please nobody. In the conversations
of Dwight and Ina you saw the his
torical home forming In clots In the
fluid wash of the community.
"He'll fall in love with Dl," said
"And what of that? Little daughter
will have many a man fall in love
with her, I should Bay."
'Yes, but, Dwight, what do you
think of him?"
'What do I think of him? My
dear Ina, I have other things to think
'But we don't know anything about
him, Dwight a stranger so."
"On the other hand," said Dwight
with dignity, "I know a good deal
With a great air of having done the
fatherly and found out about this
stranger before bringing him Into the
home, Dwight now related a number
of stray circumstances dropped by
Cornish in their chance talks.
"He has a little Inheritance coming
to him shortly," Dwight wound up.
"An Inheritance really? How much,
"Now Isn't that like a woman. Isn't
'I thought he was from a good
family," said Ina.
"My mercenary little pussy!"
"Well," she said with a sigh, "'I
shouldn't be surprised If Dl did really
"Miss Lulu Bett, the Mocking Ba-lrdl"
accept him. A young girl Is awfully
flattered when a good-looking older
man pays her attention. Haven't you
Dwight Informed her, with an air
of Immense abstraction, that he left
all such matters to her. Being mar
ried to Dwight was like a perpetual
rehearsal, with Dwlght's self-importance
A few evenings later, Cornish
brought up the music. There was
something overpowering in this brown
haired chap against the background
of his negligible little shop, his hole
cnpltal In his few pianos. For he
looked hopefully ahead, woke with
plans, regarded the children In the
street as If, conceivably, children
might come within the confines of his
life as he Imagined It A preposter
ous little man. And a preposterous
store, empty, echoing, bare of wall,
the three pianos near the front, the
remainder of the floor stretching away
like the corridors ot the lost He was
going to get a dark curtain, he ex
plained, and furnish the back part of
the store as his own room. What
dignity In phrasing, but how mean
that little room would look cot bed,
washbowl and pitcher, and little mir
ror almost certainly a mirror with a
wavy surface, almost certainly that
"And then, you know," he always
added, "I'm reading law."
The Plows had been asked In that
evening. Bobby was there. They
were, Dwight Herbert said, going to
Dl was to play. And Dl was now
embarked on the most difficult teat of
her emotional life, the feat of remain
ing to Bobby Larkln the lure, the be
loved lure, the while to Cornish she
Instinctively played the role of wom
anly little girl
"Up by the festive lamp, every
body P Dwight Herbert cried.
As they gathered about the upright
piano, that startled, Dwlgbtlsh Instru
ment, standing In Its attitude of un
rest, Lulu came In with another lamp.
"Do you need this?" she asked. ,
They did not need it, there was. In
fact, no place to set it, and this Lulu
must have known. But Dwight found
a place. He swept Mulsh's photo
graph from the marble shelf of the
mirror, and when Lulu had placed the
lamp there, Dwight thrust the photo
graph Into ber hands.
"You take care of that," he said,
with a droop of lid discernible only to
those win) presumably loved him.
His old attitude toward Lulu had
shown a terrible sharpening In these
ten days since her return.
She stood uncertainly. In the thin
black and white gown which Ninlan
had bought for her, and held Nlnlan'e
photograph and looked helplessly
about. She was moving toward the
door when Cornish called:
"See here! Aren't you going te
"What?" Dwight used the falsetto,
"Lulu sing? Lulu?"
She stood awkwardly. She had a
piteous recrudescence of her old
agony at being spoken to In the pres
ence of others. But Dl had opened
the "Album of Old Favorites," which
Cornish had elected to bring, and now
she struck the opening chords of
"Bonny Elolse." Lulu stood still,
looking rather plteously at Cornish.
Dwight offered his arm, absurdly
crooked. The Plows and Ina and Dl
began to sing. Lulu moved forward,
and stood a little away from them,
and sang, too. She was still holding
NInlan's picture. Dwight did not sing.
He lifted his shoulders and his eye
brows and watched Lulu.
When they had finished, "Lulu the
mocking bird I" Dwight cried. He
"Fine!" cried Cornish. "Why, Miss
Lulu, you have a good voice!"
"Miss Lulu Bett, the mocking
ba-lrd!" Dwight Insisted.
Lulu was excited, and In some ac
cession ot faint power. She turned te
him now, quietly, and with a look of
"Lulu the dove," she then .surpris
ingly said, 'to put up with you."
It was her' first bit ot conscious,
repartee to her brother-in-law.
CornlBh was bending over Di
"What next do you say?" he asked.
She lifted her eyes, met his own,
held them. "There's such a lovely,
lovely sacred song here," she suggest
ed, and looked down.
"You like sacred music?"
She turned to him her pure profile,
her eyelids fluttering up, and said: "I
"That's it. So do I. Nothing like a
nice sacred piece," Cornish declared.
Bobby Larkln, at the end of the
piano, looked directly into Di's face.
"Give me ragtime," he said now,
with the effect of bursting out of
somewhere. "Don't you like ragtime?"
he put it to her directly.
Dl's eyes danced into his, they
sparkled for him, her smile was
smile for him alone, all their store of
common memories was in their look.
"Let's try 'My Rock, My Refuge,1"
Cornish suggested. "That's got up
Dl's profile again, and her pleased
voice' saying that this was the very
one she had been hoping to hear him
They gathered for "My Rock, My
"Oh," cried Ina, at the conclusion
ot this number, "I'm having such a
perfectly beautiful time. Isn't every
body?" everybody's hostess put It.
"Lulu is," said Dwight, and added
softly to Lulu: "She don't have to
hear herself slog."
It was Incredible. He was like a
bad boy with a frog. About that
photograph of Ninlan he found a
dozen ways to torture her, called at
tention to it, showed It to Cornish,
set it on the piano facing them all.
Everybody must have understood ex
cepting the Plows. These two gentle
souls sang placidly through the Al
bum of Old Favorites, and at the
melodies smiled happily upon each
other with an air from another world.
Always It was as If the Plows walked
some fair, Interpenetrating plane,
from which they looked out as do
other things not quite of earth, say,
flowers and fire and music.
Strolling home that night, the
Plows were overtaken by some one
who ran badly, and as If she were un
accustomed to running.
"Mis' Plow, Mis' Plow!" thle one
called, and Lulu stood beside them.
"Say I" she said. "Do you know of
any Job that I could get me? I mean
that I'd know how to do? A job for
money. ... I mean a Job. . . ."
She burst Into passionate crying.
They drew her home with them.
Lying awake sometime after mid
night. Lulu heard the telephone ring.
She heard Dwlght's concerned "Ie
that nor And hla cheerful "Be right
Grandma Gate wss sick, she heart
him tell Ina. In few moments he
ran down the stain. Next day they
told how Dwight hsd sat for hours
that night, holding Grandma Gatee m
that her back would rest easily and
he could fight for her faint breath.
The kind fellow had only about twe
hours of sleep the whole night long.
(TO Bl CONTINUED.)
Vegetable Glow Werme.
A scientist nsmed Ehrman speaks la
enthusiastic terms of "vegetable glow
worms," as he calls them, which he eb
served gleemlng eo the walla and la
the crevices ot Swedish mines. In B
hemla, the caves are not On com mo il
ly Illuminated by this Interesting'
cryptogam ; and, according te Phi peon,
sufficient light has been emitted la
English coal mine from this source
to enable miners te read ordlnarr