The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, November 08, 1923, Image 2

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Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Andrew Bonar Law, ex-premier of
Great Britain, died early Tuesday. The
ex-pr6mier has been suffering with
septic pneumonia.
Diseases of the heart can be photo
graphed by means of electrical con
nections at the shoulder and opposite
hip which register heart actions on a
film, says a Pes Moines dispatch.
The appointment of Frank B. Kel
logg as United States ambassador to
Great Britain formally has been ac
cepted by the British government, it
was announced Wednesday afternoon.
Wanda Hawley, motion picture act
ress, won an interlocutory decree of
divorce from Allen B. Hawley in the
Los Angeles court Tuesday on the
grounds of non-support and extreme
The Pottawattomie Indians, living
near Mayetta, Kan., Monday went to
Washington to investigate a claim by
the Indians to the ownership of land
on the Lake Michigan water front in
Chicago valued by them at 35,000,000.
With regard to rumors that the Ger
man ex-crown prince had requested
permission from the Dutch authorities
to return to Germany, it was learnod
In Berlin Wednesday that no formal
request to this effect has been made
to the Berlin government.
Robert Broom, 91, and a widower,
and Elisabeth Bolt, 88, and a spinster,
were married Tuesday at Forest Gate,
East London, Both were so feeble
that they were obliged to sit during
the ceremony, which was curtailed.
They signed the register with tremb
ling hands.
Bad judgment and faulty navigation
on the part of three officers caused the
loss of 25 lives and of naval material
to the value of 113,000,000 in the de
stroyer accident on Honda point, Cali
fornia, September 8, the board of in
quiry declared In its final report to
Secretary Denby.
1 The Italian fascists and their sup
porters united Wednesday for the cele
bration of the first anniversary of
their rise to power. It was a year
ago that the fascist army, after taking
over other large cities, entered the
capital and paved the way for the
Mussolini government.
By notes delivered to the French
and Belgian governments Wednesday
the British government puts into form
al form the announcement made re
cently by Premier Baldwin that the
government cannot view with equanu
mlty the creation of soparate states
in Germany or the dismemberment of
that country.
Grand masters and past grand mas
ters of Masons in America, gathered
in Washington, D. C. for the laying of
a cornerstone of the great memorial
to George Washington at Alexandria,
Va., broke a precedent of many years'
slandlng by voting Wednesday for the
convening of annual conferences of
grand masters hereafter.
The inter-allied reparations com
mission has unanimously voted to
postpone consideration of the German
application for a hearing on Germany's
capacity for payment until further in
formation is received on the negotia
tions between the allied governments
for the creation of an export's com
mittee to investigate the subject.
Charges that Sergeant William Cun
ningham was made the victim of a
conspiracy, brutally assaulted and un
justly sontenced after court trial to
Imprisonment at Leavenworth because
of the part he took in investigating a
12,000,000 theft of army material at
Kelly Field, Tex., are to be investigat
ed a second time by the war depart
ment. A million-dollar timber purchase by
the BrooksSeanlon Lumber company
of Bond, Or., which will lengthen the
company's local milling operations by
nearly throe years, was announced
Tuesday by H. E. Allen, assistant gen
eral manager. The deal, by which the
company becomes the owner of the
Alworth-Washburn tract of approxi
mately 25,000 acres, was completed at
Brooks-Scanlon headquarters in Minneapolis.
Hospital Stores Virtually Given Away
Senators Are Amazed.
Washington, D. C. An amazing
story of how millions of dollars' worth
of hospital stores, badly needed for
the treatment of disabled soldiers,
were removed from the Perryville,
Md., supply depot and sold for a small
fraction of their value was related
Monday before the senate committee
investigating the veterans' bureau.
At the very time the bureau was
selling these supplies at approximate
ly 20 per cent of their invoice value,
It was buying the same kinds of goods
at the full market value. While it
was shipping new bed sheets through
one door of a depot to a Boston con
cern for approximately 16 cents each
It was bringing in. through another
door more sheets of not so good a
quality purchased from a New York
company for $1.03 each, according to
the testimony.
The detailed story of the transac
tion, told principally by N. B. Hendrix,
chief storekeeper at Perryville, caus
ed the committee to exclaim in aston
iphment at times, and at the conclu
sion of the session General O'Ryan,
chief counsel for the committee, burst
"The whole transaction is almost
inconceivable. It is a perfect out
Colonel Forbes, former director of
tile bureau, under whose direction the
deal was arranged and carried out,
sat beside his counsel and listened at
tentively to the testimony but without
any display of feeling.
The decision to sell part of the
Perryville stores as Burplus was made
by the bureau planning board on
November 10, 1922. Within a week
the contract for the sale had been let
to the Thompson-Kelly company of
Boston and the goods were beginning
to move out of the depot.
"Pretty fast work," General O'Ryan
Some idea of the magnitude of the
deal was furnished by the statement
that 150 freight car loads of sheets,
towels, blankets, gauze and other ma
terials were hauled away.
Lieutenant-Commander Charles R.
O'Leary, chief of the bureau supply
division during the transaction, in
sisted that the sheets were "reclaim
ed" and were unfit for veterans' hos
pitals. He also questioned the ac
curacy of statements that the bureau
was buying sheets at the same time
It was selling them.
With the fifth anniversary of the
world war ending at hand, hundreds
of war veterans of this district, dis
charged shortly after the armistice
was signed, have but a few days more
to file compensation claims with the
United States veterans' bureau for dis
abilities due to war service. L. C. Jes
seph, northwest manager of the bur
eau, urged that every ex-Bervice man
who may be entitled to government
benefits make official application for
same immediately as the five-year
period allowed by the federal law for
making compensation requests expires
in many instancos Bhortly after
November 11 of this year.
The director of the bureau may
extend the application period one year
If good cause Is shown why the vet
eran failed to make the request for
compensation during the time allotted.
"The veterans' bureau is anxious
that every ex-service man and woman
know the law in this respect in order
that no war veteran with even the
slightest service disability will fail to
make proper application for govern
ment compensation within the time
limit," said Mr. Jesseph. "Filing of
a claim protects the veteran in case
the war injury or disability, now slight
and non-compensable, becomes aggra
vated at a later date. The claim will
be on record and the case may be
reopened at any time. The important
thing Is to file the claim within the
allotted time and then make every
effort to prove service connection of
the disabilities alleged."
' Mr. Jesseph also urged that all ex
servlco men who have not reinstated
their war risk insurance do so at the
earliest possible date. The procedure
Is simple and delay means increased
premium rates as shown by the age
tahje, he stated. Compensation claims
may be filed or government insurance
reinstated either by letter or personal
visit to the veterans' bureau office at
Seattle, Portland, Spokane or Boise.
Congo Atrocities Aired.
Brussels. Charges of ill-treatment
of negroes In the Belgian Congo are
published In a bulletin of the League
for Protection and Evangolization of
the Blacks, which the newspapers re
produced Monday with a demand for
an investigation. It is alleged that
some unwilling natives were taken
to vaccination centers with ropes
around their necks, sometimes five or
six days' journey and 27 were known
tj have died of hardships.
Lot Cast With Other Nations,
Says Herrick.
Whole Question Declared to Rise Far
Above Clamor and Strife of
Partisan Politics.
Navarin Farm, Champagne, Francs.
"We put our hands to the plow
and we are willing to run the furrow
through," said Myron T. Herrick, the
American ambassador, in discussing
American participation in European
affairs, during a speech Sunday at the
dedication of a monument to the
Amercans and French who fell in tha
Champagne district during the worll
wit. "Whether we like it or not,''
Mr Herrick added, "our lot now is
cast in with the other nations to a
very considerable extent."
America's entry into the war, the
ambassador said, was prompted by
idealism and sentiment for France,
but also by "plain common sense, busi
ness and for the right." For high
motives to be effective in results thoy
"must be founded on sound econo
mics," he continued.
"The situation in Europe at this
minute concerns America as profound
ly, though far less tragically, than
did the affairs of 1914 to 1917," the
ambassador declared. "Our continued
wellbeing depends largely upon th-j
settlement of Europe's affairs and
calls for the exercise of the same
common sense and business judgment
as actuated America in joining tho
"If we were to stand aloof from
what we call this 'European mess'
when it is apparent the balance can
not be redressed without our help"
tho ambassador continued, "then why
did we come into the war in 1917?
Were we mistaken then? Were the
government and the people wrong lu
the almost unanimous decision to act 1
I answer no. No such disgraceful
verdict upon this case will ever be
rendered by the American people. We
have put our hands to the plow and
we are willing to run the furrow
through for we now know if the pres
ent problem is not solved, and justly
and quickly solved, then truly Amer
ica will have fought in the war in
Mr. Herrick said the United Statej
had been forced into the war aftor
three years of deliberation " by what
wo believed to be our own best in
terests backed by moral indignation,"
and now these same forces were "call
ing on us to aid in redressing tue
balance of the world."
"Can it be accomplished without
us?" asked Mr. Herrick, who con
tinued : "The logic of events is strong
er than any man's wishes and the vital
concerns of a country take precedence
over the personal preference of either
its statesmen or its Individual citi
zens. "Because of the things we fought
for, because of the things we hoped
for, because of the things our nun
died for whether we like it or not,
our lot now is cast in with the other
nations to a very considerable extent.
This whole question vrises far and
away above the clamor and strife of
partisan politics, and whosoever seeks
to use it for political advantage sullies
the memory of the dead we have come
here to honor."
Royal Police Punished.
Victoria, B. C For trafficking ir
narcotics two members of the royal
Canadian mounted police and a form
er member were sentenced here Sat
urday. A royal commission has been
named to investigate the incidents
that led to conviction of the officers.
V. W. Eccles was given 18 months
in prison and fined $1000. W. L. Smith
was sentenced to nine months and to
pay $500. They belong to the Van
couver section of the force. Frank
Fernandez, .formerly of the force, was
given 18 months and fined $1000.
Petition for appeal was refused.
Melbourne Mob Amuck.
Melbourne, Australia. The com
parative quiet prevailing since the be
ginning of the Melbourne police strike
Wednesday was broken late Saturday
when gangs of rowdies became active.
These gangs swept through the crowd
ed streets, overturning tram cars,
smashing shop windows and robbing
many stores. The tramway board final
ly stopped all service and special po
lice dispersed the crowds. Many riot
ers were injured.
CHAPTER X Continued.
A striking figure the lad made rid
ing Into the old capital one afternoon
Just before the sun sank behind the
western woods. Students no longer
wandered through the campus of Wil
liam and Mury college. Only an occa
sional maid in silk and lace tripped
along the street In high-heeled shoes
and clocked Btocklngs, and no coach
and four was in sight. The governor's
palace, In Its great yard amid linden
trees, was closed and deserted. My
Lord Dunmore was long In sad flight,
as Ersklne later learned, but not in
his coach with its six milk-white,
horses. But there was the bust of Sir
Walter in front of Raleigh tavern, and
there he drew up, before the steps
where he was once nigh to taking Dane
Grey's life. A negro servant came for
ward to care for his horse, but a coal
black young giant leaped wound the
corner and seized the bridle with a
welcoming cry ;
"Marse Ersklne 1 But I knowed
Firefly fust." It was Ephralm, the
groom who had brought out Barbara's
ponies, who had turned tne horse over
to him for the race at the fair.
"I come frum de plantation fer ole
marse," the boy! explained. The host
of the tavern heard and came down to
give his welcome, for any Dale, no
matter what his garb, could always
have the best In that tavern. More
than that, a bewlgged solicitor, learn
ing his name, presented himself with
the cheerful news that he had quite a
little sum ofmoney that had been con
fided to his keeping by Colonel Dale
for his nephew, Ersklne. A strange
deference seemed to be paid him by
everybody, which was a grateful
change from the suspicion he had left
among his pioneer friends. The little
tavern was thronged and the air
charged with the spirit of war. Indeed,
nothing else was tulked. My Lord Dun
more had come to a sad and unbe
moaned end. He had stayed afar from
the battlefield of Point Pleasant and
had left stalwart General Lewis to
fight Cornstalk and his braves alone.
Later My Lady Dunmore and her
sprightly daughters took refuge on a
man-of-war whither my lord soon fol
lowed them. His fleet ravaged the
banks of the rivers and committed
every outrage. His marines set fire to
Norfolk, which was In ashes when he
weighed anchor and sailed away to
more depredations. When he In
trenched himself on Gwynri's island,
that same stalwart Lewis opened a
heavy cannonade on fleet and- Island,
and sent a ball through the Indignant
nobleman's flagship. Next day he,saw
a force making for the Island In boats,
and my lord spread all sail; and so
back to merry England, and to Vir
ginia no more. Meanwhile, Mr. Wash
ington had reached Boston and started
his duties under the Cambridge elm.
Several times during the talk Ersklne
had heard mentioned the name of
Dane Grey. Young Grey had been
with Dunmore and not with Lewis at
Point Pleasant, and had been conspicu
ous at the palace through much of the
succeeding turmoil the hint being his
devotion to one of the daughters, since
he was now an unquestioned loyalist.
Next morning Ersklne rode forth
along a sandy road, amidst the sing
ing of birds and through a forest of
tiny upshootlng leaves, for Red Oaks
on the James. He had forsworn Colo
nel Dale to secrecy as to the note he
hnd left behind giving his birthright
to his little cousin, Barbara, and he
knew the confidence would be kept In
violate. At the boat landing he
hitched his horse to the low-swung
branch of an oak and took the path
through tangled rose bushes and un
dergrowth along the bank of the river,
halting where it would give him forth
on the great, broad, grassy way that
led to the house among the oaks. There
was the sundial that had marked every
sunny hour since he had been away.
For a moment he stood there, and
when he stepped into the open he
shrank back hastily a girl was com
ing through the opening of boxwood
from the house coming slowly, bare
headed, her hnnds clasped behind her,
her eyes downward. His heart throbbed
as he waited, throbbed the more when
his ears caught even the soft tread of
her little feet, and seemed to stop
when she paused at the sundial, and
as before searched the river with her
eyes. And as before the song of negro
oarsmen came over the yellow flood,
growing stronger as they neared. Soon
the girl fluttered a handkerchief and
from the single passenger In the stern
came an answering flutter of white
and a glad cry. At the bend of the
river the boat disappeared from
Ersklne's sight under the bank, and he
watched the girl. How she had grown 1
Her slim figure had rounded and shot
upward, and her white gown had
dropped tq her dainty ankles. Now
her face was flushed and her eye
i flashed with excitement It was no
' mere kinsman In that boat, and the
boy's heart began to throb again
throb fiercely and with racking emo-
1 tlons that he had never known before.
A fiery looking youth sprang up the
, landing-steps, bowed gallantly over the
! girl's hand, and the two turned up the
path, the girl rosy with smiles and
i the youth bending over her with a
most protecting and tender nlr. It
' was Dane Grey, and the heart of the
watcher turned mortal sick.
A long time Ersklne sat motionless,
' wondering what ailed him. He had
1 never liked nor trusted Grey; he be
j Ueved be would have trouble with lilm
some day, but he had other enemies
; and he did not feel toward them as he
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dld toward this dandy mincing up that
beautiful broad path. With a little
grunt he turned back along the path.
Firefly whinnied to him and nipped at
him with playful restlessness as
though eager to be on his way to the
barn, and he stood awhile with one
arm across his saddle. Once he reached
upward to untie the reins, and with
another grunt strode back and went
rapidly up the path. Grey and Barbara
had disappeared, but a tall youth who
sat behind one of the big pillars saw
him coming and rose, bewildered, but
not for long. Each recognized the other
swiftly, and -Hugh came with stiff
courtesy forward. Ersklne smiled:
"You don't know me?" Hugh
bowed :
"Quite well." The woodsmaij drew
himself up with quick breath paling
without, flaming within but before he
could speak there was a quick step
and an astonished cry within the hall
and Harry sprang out.
"Ersklne! Ersklne!" he shouted,
and he leaped down the steps with
both hands outstretched. "You here!
You you old Indian how did you get
here?" He caught Ersklne by both
hands and then fell to shaking him by
the shoulders. "Where's your horse?"
And then he noticed the boy's pale
and embarrassed face and his eyes
shifting to Hugh, who stood, still cold,
still courteous, and he checked some
hot outburst at his lips.
"I'm glad you've come, and I'm glad
you've come right now Where's your
"I left him hitched at the landing,"
Ersklne bad to answer, and Harry
looked puzzled :
"The landing! Why, what" He
wheeled and shouted to a darky:
"Put Master Ersklne's horse In the
barn and feed him." And he led Ers
klne within to the same room where
he had slept before, and poured out
some water In a bowl.
"Take your time," he said, and he
went back to the porch. Ersklne could
hear and see him through the latticed
blinds. ,
"Hugh," said the lad In a low, cold
voice, "I am host here, and if you don't
like this you can take that path."
"You are right," was the answer;
"but you wait until Uncle Harry gets
The matter was quite plain to Ers
klne within.' The presence of Dane
Grey made it plain, and as Ersklne
dipped both hnnds Into the cold water
"Never to You, My Dear Cousin."
he made up his mind to an under
standing with that young gentleman
that would be complete and final. And
so he was ready when he and Harry
were on the porch again and Bar
bara and Grey emerged from the rose
bushes and came slowly up the path.
Harry looked worried, but Ersklne sat
still, with a faint smile at his mouth
and in his eyes. Barbara sow him
first and she did not rush forward.
Instead, she stopped, with wide eyes,
a stifled cry, and lifting one hand to
ward her heart. Grey saw too, flushed
rather painfully, and calmed himself.
Ersklne had sprung down the steps.
"Why, have I changed so much?" he
cried. "Hugh didn't seem to know me,
either." His voice was gay, friendly,
even affectionate, but his eyes danced
with strange lights that puzzled the
"Of course I knew you," she fal
tered, paling a little, but gathering her
self rather haughtily a fact that Ers
klne seemed not to notice. "You took
me by surprise and you have changed
but I don't know how much." The
significance of this too seemed to pass
Ersfelne by, for he bent over Barbara's
hand and kissed it.
"Never to you, my dear cousin," he
said gallantly, and then he bowed to
Dane Grey, not offering to shake
"Of course I know Mr. Grey." To
say that the gentleman was dumfound
ed Is to put it mildly this wild Indian
playing the courtier with exquisite im
pudence and doing it well! Harry
seemed like to burst with restrained
merriment, and Barbara was sorely
put to It to keep her poise. The great
dinner bell from behind the house
boomed Its summons to the woods and
"Come on," called Harry. "I imagine
you're hungry, cousin."
"I am," said Ersklne. "I've had
nothing to eat since since early
morn." Barbara's eyes flnshed upward
and Grey was plainly startled. Was
there a slight stress on those two
words? Ersklne's face was as expres
sionless as bronze. Harry bad bolted
into the hall.
Mrs. Dale was visiting down the
river, so Barbara sat in her mother's
place, with Ersklne at her right, Grey
to her left, Hugh next to him, and
Harry at the head. Harry did not wait
"Now, you White Arrow, you Big
Chief, tell us the story. Where have
you been, what have you been doing,
and what do you mean to do? I've
heard a good deal, but I want It all,"
Grey began to look uncomfortable,
and so, in truth, did Barbara.
"What have you heard?" asked Ers
klne quietly.
"Never . mind," Interposed Barbara
quickly; "you tell us."
"Well," began Ersklne slowly, "you
remember that day we met some In
dians who told me that old Kahtoo,
my foster-father, was 111, and that he
wanted to see me before he died? I
went exactly as I would have gone had
white men given the same message
from Colonel Dale, and even for bet
ter reasons. A bad prophet was stir
ring up trouble In the tribe against
the old chief. An enemy of mine.
Crooked Lightning, was helping hlin.
He wanted his son, Black Wolf, as
chief, and the old chief wanted me.
I heard the Indians were going to Join
the British. I didn't want to be chief,
but I did want influence in th tribe,
so I stayed. There was a white wom
an In the camp and an Indian girl
named Early Morn. I told the old chief
that I would fight with the whites
against the Indians and with the
whites against them both. Crooked
Lightning overheard me, and you can
imagine what use he made of what I
said. I took the wampum belt for the
old chief to the powwow between the
Indians and the British, and I found
I could do nothing. I met Mr. Grey
there." He bowed slightly to Dane
and then looked at him steadily. "I
was told that he was there in the
interest of an English fur company.
When I found I could do nothing with
the Indians, I told the council what
I had told the old chief." He paused.
Barbara's face was pale and she was
breathing hard. She had not looked at
Grey, but Harry had been watching
him covertly and he did not look com
fortable. Ersklne paused.
"What!" shouted Harry. "You told
both that you would fight with the
whites against both ! What'd they do
to you?"
Ersklne smiled.
"Well, here I am. I Jumped over
the heads of the outer ring and ran.
Firefly heard me calling him. I had
left his halter loose. He broke away.
I Jumped on him, and you know noth
ing can catch Firefly."
"Didn't they shoot at you?"
"Of course." Again he paused.
"Well," said Harry Impatiently,
"that isn't the end." .
"I went back to the'eamp. Crooked
Lightning followed me and they tied
me and were going to burn me at the
"Good heavens 1" breathed Barbara.
"How'd you get away?"
"The Indian girl, Early Morn, slipped
under the tent and cut me loose. The
white woman got my gun, and Firefly
you know nothing can catch Firefly."
The silence was intense. Hugh looked
dazed, Barbara was on the point of
tears, Harry was triumphant, and Grey
was painfully flushed.
"And you want to know what I am
going to do now?" Ersklne went on.
"I'm going with Capt. George Rogers
Clark with what command are you,
Mr. Grey?"
"That's a secret," he smiled coolly.
"I'll let you know later," and Barbara,
with an Inward sigh of relief, rose
quickly, but would not leave them be
hind. "But the white woman?" questioned
Harry. "Why doesn't she leave the
"Early Morn a half-breed is her
daughter," said Ersklne. simply.
"Oh!" and Harry questioned no
"Early Morn was the best-looking
Indian girl I ever saw," said Ersklne,
"and the bravest." For the first time
Grey glanced at Barbara. "She saved
my life," Ersklne went on gravely,
"and mine is hers whenever she needs
It." Harry reached over and gripped
his hand.
As yet not one word had been said
of Grey's misdoing, but Barbara's cool
disdain made him shamed and hot, and
in her eyes was the sorrow of her in
justice to Erskine. In the hallway she
excused herself with a courtesy, Hugh
went to the stables, HaVry disappeared
for a moment, and the two were left
alone. With smoldering fire Ersklne
turned to Grey.
"It seems you have been amusing
yourself with my klnspeople at my ex
pense." Grey drew himself up in
haughty silence. Erskine went on:
"I hove known some liars who were
not cowards."
"You forget yourself."
"No nor you."
"You remember a promise I made
you once?" ' ,
"Twice," corrected Ersklne. Grey's
eyes flashed upward to the crossed
rapiers on the wall.
' Getting It Straight
"Does Ferdle live on the avenue?"
"No, Ferdle lives ca his father, who
lives on the avenue."