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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Eight deaths in eastern Pennsyl
vania were attributed to the flood.
Five others occurred at Kitzmiller,
Md., when an entire family was swept
down the Potomac river.
Senator Hale, republican, Maine, an
nounced Monday that he had been in
formed through the state department
that the British government had
agreed to modify Us embargo on
American livestock caused by the out
break of the foot and mouth disease
Secretary Wilbur was advised Tues
day that Paymaster Ervine It. Brown
of Coronado, Cal., has been reported
mlBBing from the destroyer Somers
and an examination of his accounts
has disclosed a shortage of about
Eight masked men who opened fire
on a money car of the Bank of Hoche
laga, In Montreal, Que., Tuesday, es
caped with $142,288 after one of their
number and a bank employe had been
killed and another bank employe
Authorities are looking for the thief
who stole five tombstones from the
rear of the court house at El Centro,
Cal. The stones were shipped to El
Centro by the war department to be
UBod as markers on the graves of
world war veterans.
The death toll of the tornado that
struck Shawnee, Okla., Friday remain
ed at eight Tuesday, with three per
sons suffering from serious Injuries.
The loss is estimated at $750,000. Be
tween 165 and 175 homos were dam
aged or destroyed.
More than 100,000 persons are walk
ing, it was estimated by Scranton,
Pa., authorities, as a result of the
strike of 600 employes of tho Scranton
Hallway company. Tho company's
lines between Forest City and Duryea,
including Scranton, wore tied up.
A weapon partly like a shotgun and
partly llko a pistol has been adopted
by tho Standard Oil company to com
bat robbers in Seattle, It was an
nounced Tuosday. Bank moBsongers
and carriers of payrolls are expected
to ubo the weapon hore, It was said.
Only one negro family remained
Tuesday in DIxlo, a settlement on tho
outskirts of Baton Rouge, La., where
Sheriff Day was shot and killed Sat
urday and where uino houses and one
church were burned Sunday. The
negro population of approximately 600
disappeared when u report was receiv
ed that all of tho settlement would be
John Ellis, tho official hangman of
Croat Britain, has resigned his job,
but has not given any reason. For 21!
years he has held the position, and
dozens of criminals, notorious and
otherwise, passed through his hands
to their doom, among whom were
Crlppen, Roger Casement and Edith
Thompson, the last woman executed
Deaths In Toledo, Ohio, since Sun
day from drinking denatured alcohol
mounted to 12 late Tuesday, when
Charles O'Donnell, 55, Buffalo, N. Y.,
died at municipal hospital. O'Don
noll's death was the fifth today. Seven
men died Sunday and Monday. Half
a doien were in hospitals suffering
from alcohol poisoning. Physicians ex
pect two to die.
(icneral Erich Ludondorf, mnster
strategist of tho Gorman army In the
world war, has been acquitted of the
charge of treason for the part he play
cil In the "beer garden" revolt at
Munich last November. It was n
popular verdict and In anticipation of
It great masses of flowers had been
placed In front of tho former German
first quartermaster general and one of
his co-defendants, Adolph Hitler.
Assurance that the tax-reduction
bill would be passed this session and
prediction that the soldier bonus bill
would bo enacted into law before con
gress adjourns was made Tuesday by
Chairman Smoot of the senate finance
committee, as leaders of both parties
and President Coolidge centered at
tention on the legislative program.
Senator Smoot told the senate the tax
bill probably would be ready for a
report to the floor by Saturday.
SHIPPERS LOSE RATE CASE
l:. S. Supreme Court Decides Against
Washington, D. C Shippers charg
ed higher ratea for short hauls than
the published rates for longer hauls on
the same railroad and in the same
direction can only recover such actual
damages as they can prove, the su
preme court held Monday.
In an opinion by Justice McRey
nolds, it declared the fact that the
rate for the longer haul was lower
than the rate for the shorter haul
would not of Itself establish which of
the two was tho unreasonable rate.
The question reached the court in
four cases. Three came from the Pa
cific coast, being brought against the
Portland Seed company and A, J. Par
rlngton, who won in the lower courts
The fourth case came from Minnesota
In all the cases the evidence show
ed that the railroads had in effect;
without the permission of the inter
state commerce commission, rates
which were higher for a short than
for a long haul. The shippers' es
sential charge was "that the carrier
demanded and received greater com
pensation for transporting freight for
a Bhorter distance than its published
rate for transportatlng like property
for a longer distance over the same
route and in the same direction."
The shippers contended that under
the long and short haul clause the
lower published rate became the max!
mum which the carrier could charge
notwithstanding the higher published
rate, and that any amount collected
above the rate for the long haul
amounted to an illegal action, recov
erable without other proof of actual
damage and without regard to the in
trinsic reasonableness of either rate
Pointing out that the shippers had
not asked an injunction against it
legal rates, the court said that it was
"an effort to securo something itself
(themselvoB) without proof of pecun
lary loss consequent upon the unlaw
Congress has not given any Indi
cation, the court said, of an intent
"that persons not injured might never
theless recover what would really be
a penalty, in addition to the penalty
payable to the government."
Indians Are Thrifty.
Washington, D. C Chief Eagle Calf
of the Glacier National Park reserva
tion is one of the progressive mem
bers of his tribe who has helped make
the Blackfeet famed with the Indian
department here as the most thrifty
farmers of their race.
These Indians cultivated so much
wheat on their lands that the United
States government built them a mill
to grind their flour. The Blackfeet
are self-supporting and no longer ac
cept rations from Uncle Sam's hands
Oil has made some tribes rich and
Uncle Sam has endowed others for
their lands, but the Blackfeet are the
only Indians that really have "lifted"
themselves by their own mocassin
thongs the Indian records show.
New Appetizer Found.
St. Louis. Ethyl gasoline, a recently-discovered
product of the Gen
erul Motors corporation, will not only
eliminate all "knock" from hlgh-com
pression motors, but serves as an ex
cellont appotlzer for those who handle
It, according to Thomas MIdgely Jr.
vice-president of the corporation, who
addressed members of the National
Petroleum Marketers' association at
the first day's session of their four-
day convention here Monday.
Persons handling the fluid, Mid
gely pointed out, after a preliminary
period of lassitude and depression
developed great appetites and often
gain in weight from 25 to 35 pounds.
Langley Is Indicted.
Covington, Ky. -John W. hnngley,
Kentucky representative In congress,
was indicted by a federal grand jury
here late Monday on three counts,
charging conspiracy to withdraw, sell
and transport whiskey. The indict
ment also named M. E. Huth and W.
It. Carry of Canton, O., and Albert F.
Slater, Hiram W. Brenner and WI1
llam F. Llpschultz, Philadelphia, the
latter three prohibition officials of
Spokane Deposits Grow.
Spokane, Wash.--An Increase In de
posits of nearly 13,000,000 is shown
by Spokane banks during the last 12
months, according to figures made
public hero Monday In connection with
the call of the controller of the cur
rency. Total deposits in local banks
March 31 were $52,572,716; cash due
from other banks, $11,048,146; loans
and discounts, $41,323,582; surplus
and undivided profits, $2,15C,:o:i.
Radio Monopoly is Hit.
Washington, D. C A bill designed
to prevent a monopoly of radio com
munication was passed Monday by
the senate. It declares the air to be
the "inalienable possession of the peo
ple" and prohibits licenses extending
more than two years.
SENATE IS TO GET
REVENUE BILL SOON
Tax on Radio, Man Jongg
Sets Only New Levy.
MAKE OTHER CHANGES
Practically All Rate Schedules Have
Been Agreed Upon Soldiers'
Bonus in Limelight.
Washington, D. C A last minute
attack on the revenue bill In an all
day session of the senate finance com
mittee Saturday brought changes in
the taxos on radio sets, jewelry and
estates, and postponed a report of the
measure to the senate until next
The 10 per cent radio tax was made
applicable to all sets and parts with
out exemption after the committee
earlier in the day had voted to in
crease from $15 to $50 the minimum
price of a set on which the tax would
This and the 10 per cent tax on
mah jongg sets costing more .than
$5 are the only new taxes carried
by the bill. The taxes are levied
on the manufacturer. The radio tax,
Chairman Smoot declared, would not
result in an increase in the price of
the sets and parts to consumers.
Just which parts would be taxed,
however, would be left to the juris
diction of the internal revenue bureau
as in the case of the tax on automobile
parts, Mr. Smoot said. He figured
the tax would net about $10,000,000,
pointing out, however, that no ac
curate estimatea were available.
Practically all of the rate sched
ules now have been agreed upon, Mr.
Chairman Smoot said the soldier
bonus bill passed by the house would
be taken up by the committee. Little
time would be necessary for disposi
tion of this measure, he added, and
several republican members predicted
the bonus bill would be given prece
dence over the tax bill on the floor
ef the senate.
The house provision opening tax re
turns to inspection by congressional
committees was broadened by elimin
ation of a previous restriction voted
by the finance committee, making it
possible for the committees to make
public "any relevant or useful inform
ation" obtained in inspection of the
tax returns. The committee had pre
viously voted to allow congressional
committees to make public only the
names, addresses, amount of tax paid
and amount of refunds given of the
taxpayers whose returns were inspect
Secretary Mellon's proposal to cut
out the house amendment increasing
the estate tax in favor of the present
rates were agreed to definitely. The
committee had planned to keep the
present rates but apply them to dif
ferent brackets so that $12,000,000
additional revenue would be raised,
the same as would have been gained
under the house amendment.
It also was decided to limit articles
exempt from the 5 per cent jewelry
tax to those selling for less than $25
rather than those selling for $40 or
less, as voted by the house. Musical
Instruments, eye glasses and spec
tacles, which were exempted by the
house from any tax under this section,
again were made subject to the levy
and articles used in religious services
were exempt entirely.
Changes made in the bill will not
alter materially the estimate that it
will fail by about $50,000,000 of rais
ing sufficient revenue to meet estimat
ed expenditures of the government
next year, Chairman Smoot said. He
has predicted, however, that such a
deficit woald be wiped out by an in
crease in revenue over that estimated
by the treasury.
Belgian Steamer Sinks.
ntwerp. The American steamer
West Inskip, a 5500-ton freighter from
Baltimore and Norfolk, March 20, for
Rotterdam and Antwerp, collided in
the river Scheldt Saturday with the
Belgian steamer Sierre Grande of
2291 gross tons, the Belgian vessel
being so badly damaged that she sank
In the channel. Her crew was sav
ed. The damage to the American ves
sel has not been reported.
Bashful Boy "Sir, Jane and I have
decided that our happiness U the big
gest thing In the world." Father
You change your mind so often just
esterday you wanted to marry her!"
CHAPTER XIII Continued.
"I could not stand wr 'em, sir. They
threatened me. They have freed Mr.
Jarvts from the brig he found drink
at once for 'em"
"Jarvls!" Sazarac wag upon the
companion-Stairs, leaving them all In
an astounded silence. The empty chair
of the jester, to De Almonaster's eyes,
seemed to hold a grinning, ragged
wastrel of the rue Royale . . . and
beyond the health drunk to him, the
feast was untouched. The admiral of
Cartagena hitched his sword-bek
higher, nodded to them, and stole
above. Clark was at his heels, and
once aft, took the wheel from old
"Now, then," said the master, "what
do you know, Bohon?"
"It Is the strange silence, sir. The
ship Is flat as a dead ship. Black Ml
chel had charge 0' (the watch, but It
Is as If every bouI had vanished after
they gave me the last sounding. I
had the lead out because we made out
a spit 0' laud once at dusk, you re
"Beluche, you will come with me to
see to this. The older men, "surely the
Baratarlans, are not with the levee
renegades we shipped along I"
"It is plunder they came for, sir,"
grunted the admiral. "First, we must
get to the arms room.''
'They are watching that, sir," whis
pered Clark. "They smuggled ten
muskets from some concealment, but
they lack powder."
"Name o' the devil!" blustered the
admiral. "Come! Lafltte's name with
the old bullies ! No more 0' this Saza
rac, I say!"
De Almonaster was with the two
as they passed the mainmast. Then
another figure slipped to them from
the shadows. "It has come quick, sir,"
Nez Coupe whispered. "They must
rid the ship 0' the English woman,
they say; and then ask you a fair
word for a prize. If not that, death to
"They need not wait" laughed
Sazarac. "Come death to the first
three men that show I Then a fair
word to the rest! Monsieur de Al
monaster, your pistols ready? Come,
down the after-companion and te the
arms room. How many are there of
us to he trusted at the first?"
"I say you must be Jean Lafltte,
sir," growled Beluche. "Jean 0' the
Black Petral for this night. Old bul
lies will come roaring to yw, once this
clatter 0' Sazarac and the English
woman Is done anion 'em I"
"Well, then Lafltte," he smiled.
"Come, you all, with Jean again !"
"The arms room," Bohon moved like
a shadow down the passage. "Once
sure 0' that, clear 'em to the deck and
drive 'em howling! Burke and Crack
ley to be shot on sight, eh?"
"Aye," retorted Johanness. "Then
we'll have the older bullies they will
balk, once they see the mettle In La
"Oome," said the commander. "In
A dim lantern showed the deck
beams over their heads as they crept
along the waist. The arms locker was
on the starboard side. Beside the
door a figure beckoned to them In the
shadows. It must be one of Nez
Coupe's loyal ones; the little band
stole on past the stowage rooms. Mon
sieur Sazarac had even turned to
speak to the shadowy sentinel, when
there came a rush of bare feet from
either side. A hoarse shout broke.
Steel rang on steel, a pistol exploded in
the narrow passage. The rush caught
It Was Plain He Wa Trying to Enact
the Part of a Swaggering Frigate
the party with an Impact that left no
chance for weapons. A burly form
hurled to Sazarac's shoulders, another
dragged at his legs. De Almonaster
broke his rapier at a vain thrust and
went down under blows and curses.
The affair was over with surprising
quickness. There must have been
thirty mutineers roaring, struggling in
the passageway. Along they dragged
the prisoners, and none fought back
now, for It was useless.
The mutineers, a howling, disorderly
pack, took the prisoners aft. and there,
upon the quarterdeck, as one waiting
to have honor done him, stood John
Jarvls. Apparently ho was drunk, or
apparently he was peeing ... it
was of no moment. Monsieur Sazarac
hot him one black look and then
would face hir no more.
By Charles Tenney Jackson
Copyright by Thi Bobbt-Muxlll Contpur
"The commodore!" yelled the brawl
eri. "The Emperor 0' the Bottle, who
swore he would yet sleep In old Bony'i
bed I Turn In to't, Mad John!"
The Jester raised an unsteady hand
as If he would speak, and then thought
better of It. It was plain he was try
ing to enact the part of a swaggering
frigate captain and making an absurd
failure of It by a curious doleful hu
manness. It appeared that the Jester
was about to speak, to make effort at
a leadership of the evil spew lie had
evoked . . . and then his gesture
died away. He, himself, turned away,
a ghost figure by the port quarter-rail.
For the English woman had come
with Clark, the frightened English
boy. There was first a Jeer and then
a crowding to see her.
"What Is this, then 7" she cried
"We are taken, Mademoiselle," re
turned the master quietly. "That Is
all there Is to It." He turned aternly
to John Crackley whose leer upon the
English woman boded no good for her,
"I demand safety for this lady. Let
her return to her cabin. Do you un
derstand me respect In all things?"
"Eh'" grunted the other. "We'll
see t" that. Mates " he glanced uncer
tainly at his fellows upon whom there
had come a curious silence at the cap
tain's assumption of authority, even at
this pass: "The woman now "
His voice was cut short by the tre
mendous explosion of a huge pistol
upon the poop-deck above them all.
A single figure was there, an unkempt,
grotesque man who now was peering
curiously Into the muzzle of his smok
ing weapon. Every eye had been
drawn to him with a start.
Jarvls' pale face, framed In his long,
matted black hair, turned down to
"You see, I missed It" he said
"Jarvls," Burke, the deserter,
croaked, "what's that?"
"The cabin skylight at ten paces.
Name 0' God ! If I am to be commo
dore, I will need practice. Some of
you kindly reload my pistol."
There was a shout of amazed laugh
ter from them. The deck lamp showed
the English woman staring up at him ;
behind her, the prisoners of the quar
terdeck. He came to the low rail and
Not at the lady who once looked
back at him on the Esplanade. She
might have been an unseen spectator
over the footlights, and he the chief
player at the center of the stage, tak
ing his cue from an invisible prompter.
Neither did his old friends of the
rue Royale, and of the smugglers'
wine-shops of years agone, appear to
exist in his eye. He shrugged, with
an open palm down to the conspir
Ho Commodore I" They bawled
np at him. "The word, Jarvls !"
The eye of Sazarac was coldly upon
him. But to this friend of his old
days, as irredeemable as these, he had
the same blank stare as he had for
Louise Lestron. As If they were not
there as if she was a mere ghost
and he looking through her to the
evil pack behind her.
Mademoiselle Lestron turned to the
man she knew as Gaspar Sazarac, the
gamester of Chartres street. "And
this has come to you because of me,
"It Is worth a thousand mutinies.
Never fear the Spaniards hereabout
are not all cutthroats. You the ward
of Carr, who Is the secret agent of
their king . . . why, what have
you to fear from them, Mademoiselle
But old Beluche shook his head. It
might be well at the Spaniards' hands
for Mademoiselle Lestron of Quebec,
and for the Count de Almonaster of
New Orleans, descended from a line
of Castilian viceroys of Louisiana;
but for Jean Lafltte; for Beluche, of
the Cartagenlan rebels; Johanness,
and the others who had harried the
Mexican trade routes for thirty years
there was quick death In any port
of New Spain for them all I
But she could not know. When the
longboat was ready, and the crew
made way silently for her, she turned
to Sazarac with a sudden timid soft
ness: "Monsieur, something is due you
from me ! Could I not appeal to them
could you not regain command and
sail with them if I wad put adrift?"
He smiled; but It was as If he did
not care to look upon her. He was as
one who had been givtn to see a beau
tiful vision, and before it had come
an evil Jester, a mocking voice to still
the faint good he had sought.
De Almonaster had been watching.
He followed her as the captain led
the way. Near the rail the girl put
her hand to Sazarac's sleeve.
"I am bewildered, Monsieur! It Is
as If you had given up much for me!"
"I have given much up for you," he
answered quietly. "The wreck of
years wild evil, Infamy, which God
willing you shall never know!"
She looked back at Count de Al
monaster. His face was averted, but
he must have heard. He was even a
trifle cold to her as he helped her to
On his honor De Almonaster would
not speak his old boy's love to her
when her ever-questing eyes were go
ing to the gamester, Sazarac the mys
tery of Sazarac. the lure of Sazarac's
promise that he would claim what he
had won across Maspero's gaming
table. She thought It very odd, even
at thii moment . . . the withdraw
ing of the two gentlemen from her In
terest, as If each was waiting, watch
lng, for the other to conclude his play
Two rapiers drawn but withheld, per
haps, for the opponent to tie his shoe
And with a sigh she followed. Bui
ner last glance back showed a gllmpth
down through the open skylight tt
the cabin of the emperor. The lamp
were very bright there. She saw a
slouched figure In the chair of the
host. A pale tall man eating and
drinking greedily as if with a rare
appetite for the viands of the em'
peror's stores. He Jammed his faded
velvet cap closer over his eyes, and
then his hand found something by the
plate that had been next to Sazarac's
ll was a bracelet which she remem
bered had become disengaged when she
drank the' health to the chair of the
missing guest. The man lifted the gold
trinket, examined It under the light
and kissed It. Then he fell to eating with
rather the manners of the barroom.
The Emperor of the Bottle Was in the
Chair of Sazarac.
The Emperor of the Bottle was In the
chair of Sazarac ... but after all,
as was the way with him, when what
he wanted was at his grasp, he could
not take It. It was the same case as
when he could not hit a window with
his pistol at ten paces, or swagger his
sword without the point catching in a
hole of his Stocking. He never would
aim carefully enough, or wear Ids
sword high enough ... or love
Outside he heard the splash of the
oars waiting to take her away.
The lone guest In the emperor's
suite could hear them descending to
the longboat. There was a mutter
when Johanness swung from the rail.
But when old Gorglo, the sullen Cuta
lan cutthroat of other days, the most
bloody-minded of all the Black Petrol's
vanished crew, strode to the ladder,
there was a yell.
"The old rlb-stlcker I He leaves us,
Gorglo eyed them with fierce dis
dain. "I sail with men," he growled:
"no pothouse lawyers! Who, o' ye all,
ever put foot across a bloody deck,
save Black Mike. Who, 0' ye louts,
sailed the old days with Jean and
There was a mutter, half amused,
half of resentment, both from the ex
iles In the longboat and from the mu
tineers crowded at the rail. It sud
denly appeared oddly clear to De Al
monaster that not once, during the
affair, had the name of Jean Lafltte
been upon the lips of the most unruly
of them all. It struck the count as
very strange; he glancej at the girl
on the seat before him, wondering
why the air had not rung with the
most notorious name of the decades.
Jean Lafltte himself, Branding upright
In the bow, silently watching the dim
mysterious shore of savage Campeohe,
with Its unconquered Indians, and
still more ruthless Spanish captains
holding every point of refuge, must
"Monsieur Sazarac!" the girl cried
suddenly, as If, with her own courage,
to Inspire hope in all the castaways,
"I am glad to go! I have a feeling
that these are now true men all !
for whatever venture lies ahead, I
have no fear!"
The watching mutineers had heen so
silent that her clear voice carried fur.
It reached the lone banqueter at the
"Sazarac," he muttered. "Still
Saz-a-rac. I, too, have my honor he
can still play Sazarac the elegant
and chivalrous Sazarac to the end."
For In that one thing the jester had
ruled the outlaw crew. He had so
berly and stubbornly pleaded and in
sisted ; he had even pointed his rusty,
empty horse pistol at their grinning
heads and ordained that the English
woman must not be told the truth of
Sazarac. He had sat In their council
to plead for her life and the honor
of his friend when he knew the mutiny
could not be averted. He had won,
and he had sent her away . , .
still under the spell of Sazarac, the
protecting arm of Sazarac.
(TO BE CONTIN'UED.)
New Device for Tempering Steel.
The steel for rock drills must he
tempered with great accuracy and this
Is done automatically. The steel Is
held in the furnace by a magnet
against the tension of a spring, and
when the required temperature It
reached, the steel loses Its magnetism
and li withdrawn by the spring.