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and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Tbingf Worth Knowing.
Six persons were dead and ten
otberi wore suffering serious Injuries
Monday as a result of automobile ac
cidents and shootings In and noar Se
attle. The Hudson river Tuosday had rlson
9'4 (eet above normal at Albany, cov
ering piers, streets and sections of
the Delaware & Hudson and New York
Favorable reports ot a bill which
would authorize the construction of
a $1,500,000 hospital at the national
soldiers' home at Santa Monica, Cal.,
was ordered Tuesday by the house
public buildings committee.
About 200,000 bushols of wheat has
boon sold by farmors during the last
few days In Umatilla county, Oregon,
according to a statement mado by
H. W. Collins, grain buyer and miller.
The price paid rangod from 81 to 83
Officials ot the state department of
agriculture of California announced
Monday that two new outbreaks In
the Merced district were the princi
pal developments In the foot and
mouth epidemic situation since Sat
urday. Jeremiah Smith Jr. ot Boston has
been appointed league ot nations high
commissioner for Hungary. He takes
the position which W. P. O. Harding,
governor of the Boston federal re
serve bank, was unable to accept
owing to 111 health.
The Interstate commorce commis
sion has authorized the North & South
Railway company to build a $11,000,
000 line from Miles City, Mont, to
Illco, Wyo., and from Mills to Casper,
Wyo. The road will reach in to the
Teapot Dome oil section.
A movement within the ranks of
senate republican regulars for a com
promise on the Mellon Income tax
plan developed Tuesday as the rev
enue bill, carrying the rates In this
plan, was ordered sent to Ihe senate
by the finance committee.
George L. Borry, Inmate of the
Pressmen's home In Tennessee, baa
filed with the secretary of state of
Oregon a request that his name be
printed on the ballots of the demo
cratic party for nomination for the
office ot vice-president ot the United
President Coolldge has commuted
to one month the prison sentences of
one year Imposed upon Edward A.
Rumley, former publisher of the New
York Evening Mall, and Walter Kauf
man and Norvln H. Llndheim, convict
ed for violating the trading with the
Determination of a permanent im
migration policy transcends in Import
ance every problem now before con
gress, Senator Shortridgo, republican,
California, told the senate in urging
adoption of his amendments to the
pending Immigration measure which
would have the effect of excluding
As a result of experiments conduct
ed by the General Motors Research
corporation, builders of automobile en
gines will be able to construct mo
tors capable of withstanding very high
compression, and the car owners can
get double the present amount of
mileage out of gasoline, the Ameri
can Chemical society announced Tues
day. Postoftlce authorities In San Fran
cisco are Investigating the story ot
Earl Hannan, driver ot a mall truck,
and Wlnflold J. Brown, guard, that
two pedestrians accosted them on a
well-traveled down-town street today,
forced them to drive many blocks
along business thoroughfares and then
loaded eight pouches ot registered
mall into a waiting automobile.
An executive order has been Issued
by President Coolldge providing for
establishment In the nation's foreign
service ot a means tor a coordination
ot efforts in advancing American econ
om'.o and commerce interests and
eliminating duplication. The order af
fects all department ot the govern
ment having agents in foreign coun
tries and provide! that such agents
shall meet in conference at least once
very two weeks to exchange Informa
tion bearing upon tha promotion and
protection ot American interests.
VOTES JAPANESE EXCLUSION
Gentlemen's Agreement Defeated In
Senate, 76 to 2.
Washington, D. C The senate au
swared Ambassador Hanihara's pro
test against Japanese exclusion legis
lation Monday by voting, TO to 2,
against recognition of th "gentle
men's agreement" with Japan on tho
This action Is preliminary to adop
tion by the senate by an overwhelm
ing majority ot the bouse Japanese
Whatever, the result would have
been without tho Incident ot the am
bassador's letter, that communication
served to change tho votes ot a num
ber of administration leaders, includ
ing Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
chairman of the foreign relations com
mittee. The republican leader Informed the
senate In open session that he regard
ed the Hanlhara lotter as a "veiled
throat" and doclared that In the face
ot that threat he could not support the
Immigration committee's proposal to
recognize by low the "gentlemen's
A number of other senators took
the same view and only one voice,
that of Senator Sterling, republican,
South Dakota, was raised In defense
of tho ambassador's action. Senator
Colt, chairman of the Immigration
committee, Joined Senator Sterling In
the vote, but did not speak.
Senators generally threw oft the
usual restraints in dealing with In
ternational questions. They were blunt
and outspoken In their declaration that
In view of the "grave consequences"
warning In the ambassador's letter,
there was nothing for them to do but
to make it clear for once and for all
that Immigration Is a domestic ques
tion In the handling of which no inde
pendent power could have its sover
While the debate proceeded, Secre
tary Hughes, who transmitted Mr.
Hanihara's letter to the house and
senate immigration committees last
week, twice conferred with President
Coolldge. He declined to say what
the nature of the conversations had
been and no Information was forthcom
ing from the White House.
Soviet and Britain Open Trade
London. The task of converting
Great Britain's de jure recognition of
Russia, which was accorded the union
of Soviets February 1 in fulfillment of
the labor party's campaign pledges,
Infa practical working arrangement,
which it is hoped will settle all past
differences and re-establish normal
trade and political relations between
the two countries began Monday,
when the Russian mission, under
Christian Rakovsky, met with the
British delegates, headed by Premier
MacDonald at the big horseshoe con
ference table in the ambassadors'
room of the foreign office.
In his welcoming address, Premier
MacDonald summed up the whole pur
pose of the conference in the sen
tence: "You want political counten
ance and financial assistance from
us and we want nelghborliness and
recognition of International obliga
tions." The labor premier told the Russians
that Great Britain, by according the
soviet government full diplomatic sta
tus, had taken the first step, and add
ed that It was a pretty big one.
"Let us together take the second
step and justify the hopes of many
millions who look upon this meeting
with much expectation," he conclud
ed. Neither rremler MacDonald's nor
M. Rnkovsky's opening addresses be
fore the delegates went beyond the
brond generalities of the different prob
lems to be settled. The British view
is that the entire fate ot the meeting
depends upon the amount of confi
dence the soviet government repre
sentatives are able to create in the
British and world public by their con
duct here and their attitude toward
the Russian debts and other Interna
tional obligations which the British
will insist that the soviet government
Daugherty To Aid Star.
Ashfvllle, N. C Harry M. Daugher
ty, the ex-attorney-general, announc
ed here Monday in an interview with
the Ashevllle Citizen that he will ap
pear as one of the counsel for the
Marlon Star in Its libel suit against
Frank A. Yanderlip growing out of
the senate investigation ot Teapot
Dome. He declined to discuss the sub
ject further than to say that he will
confer with other attorneys in the case
in a short while.
$50,000 Given College.
Chicago. Gifts of $50,000 from Ben
Selling of Portland, Or., and $5000
from Joseph Schonthal ot Columbus,
0- for the library of the Hebrew
Union college of Cincinnati produced
special enthusiasm Monday at the
meeting sf the special council of the
Union of American Hebrew Congre
gations at the Congress hotel.
Johnson Immigration Measure
DISCUSSION IS BRIEF
No Effort Made to Eliminate Opposed
Clause Percentage Based on
Washington, D. C The Johnson Im
migration bill, carrying a Japanese
exclusion provision against which the
Japanese government has protested
vigorously, was passed Saturday by
the house, 322 to 71.
No effort was made to eliminate
the Japanese section, which provoked
only brlot and perfunctory discussion.
There was nothing to indicate that
any ot the opposition votes were
directed at the Asiatic policy contain
ed in the bill, but rather against the
provision fixing the 1890 census as
the basis of the 2 per cent quota,
which was adopted.
The existing law, which expires on
next June 30, fixed the quota at 3 per
cent on the 1910 census and had no
provisions relating to Japanese immi
gration which for years has been regu
lated by the "gentlemen's agreement"
with Japan. Secretary Hughes has
urged that the American government
continue to recognize this agreement
and the Japanese placed on the same
quota basis as the nationals of other
Representative Johnson of Washing
ton, chairman ot the house immigra
tion committee, announced that when
the time comes for the house and sen
ate to reconcile their differences on
Immigration legislation the managers
on the part of the house will insist to
the end on the retention of the Jap
anese exclusion provision.
Ambassador Hanihara's letter to
Secretary Hughes, which was trans
mitted to congress, protesting aglnst
any exclusion feature, was not men
tioned in house debate on the bill.
When this proposal is reached in the
senate, however, Senator Johnson, re
publican, California, and other sena
tors from the Pacific coast plan to
take formal cognizance ot the letter
and redouble their efforts to have an
exclusion feature written into law.
There was no formal vote in the
house on the exclusion features, as
the failure ot any member to offer
an amendment resulted in automatic
approval while the bill was being read
for amendment. Only one address re
garding this feature was delivered,
that being by Representative Burton
of Ohio, a republican member ot the
foreign affairs committee. He dis
cussed the provision for five minutes,
emphasizing what he regarded as the
inadvlsability of superceding the
"gentlemen's agreement" by legisla
Farm Relief Bills Put up to Senate.
Washington, D. C The McNary
Haugen and Norri-Sinclalr bills,
designed for the relief of agricultural
districts, were reported favorably Sat
urday by the senate agriculture com
mittee. Several minor amendments
were attached to the McNary-Haugen
bill, but the Norris-Slnclalr measure
was reported without change.
Action on the McNary-Haugen bill
is expected to be taken by the house
before Its consideration In the senate
on account ot its tariff provisions,
which are required to originate in the
bouse. The house agricultural com
mittee is now engaged in redrafting
passages ot the bill.
The tariff features of the McNary
Haugen bill brought a communica
tion from the tariff commission to the
house ways and means committee, in
which the committee contended if
domestic prices of agricultural staples
are raised substantially abevo world
prices as a result of such legislation,
the application by foreign nations of
antl-dumplng laws might prevent the
sale in those countries ot surplus
American farm products. The commis
sion further said that the foreign coun
tries might also claim that the policy
Is inconsistent with the tariff act of
Boys Would be Sporty.
Washington, D. C "Enormous num
bers of young people in Washington
are fascinated by the idea of drinking
for the purpose of being a good sport,"
Sergeant Rhoda Mllllken ot the wo
men's bureau ot the police department
told the women's national committee
for law enforcement here Sunday.
She added that even in high schools
boys had been found to be selling
liquor not only to their boy friends,
but to girl classmates.
A Flower for a Ragged Fellow.
The longboat made a shallow pass
between two curvlrtg reefs of dreary
KHiid, rising to wlnd-twlsted mangrove
clumps at the higher points, and was
beached In a quiet lagoon. The red
iindHe found them there marooned;
Merit men wandering over the water
less spaces and then coming back near
to a shelter canvas which had been
roped to the bushes for Mudemolselle
Lestron. Then the Inst lieutenants of
Lafltte sat apart to discuss the matter.
The Seraphlne lay plainly visible
west and north, her sails Idle and a
(tut, smooth constat tide between.
"She'll he beating off with the morn
ing breeze," growled Bohon. "How
much water did Craekley leave to us?'
"Two casks; bread and the snlt
horse for three days no more. We
count six muskets and twelve pistols.
When the Indians put off from the
woods to spy us out we can hold 'em
off a hit."
"Ave, for what? Where's a river
month to make?"
"There Is none the Spaniards do
not hold. There Is no cove either
way where you would not find the
king's men. The rest is jungle. . . .
What does the captain sny to It?"
Old Dominique puffed his long pipe
."What does Captain Jean make of
It?" repeated Bohon 10 tl.em.
"There Is nothing to nn. of It," re
turned the alderman. "Eh. blenl A
little while of waiting a day or two,
old robbers, In the sun and without
water. At that, something will be
Tied. Leave It to Jean that some
thing will be tried for ye all. The
lady Is at breakfast with the captain,"
lie muttered irrelevantly. "He has
toasted the bread he has made the
coffee himself for tlie English lady.
Name o' G d ! I have witnessed
"Captain Suzurac Is calling to you,"
observed the count. "Now, go, all
I here Is a message."
They went slowly, trudging through
the sands with dry muttered Jests and
hopeless prophecies. Men, for the
most part, past the prime of life;
some heavy, Indeed, with years, com
ing before their captain with an en
deavor to assume a sprightly seaman's
hearing. Faithful, rugged, Implacable
faces adventurers who had given
their wild youth to him.
"It Is In my mind to put the Eng
lish lady and my friend, Monsieur de
Alinoimster, in the way of safety," said
the chief quietly. "There Is a chance
for thein. The rest I, and you "
He stopped and smiled at them.
"There was a shout. "I and you!"
.lean with them? Nez Coupe came
loser, tying tight the bloody silken
head scarf about his seal-brown skull.
Mis wound-wrecked face took a ghust
ly grin. They would then still be rid
if the English woman by some mir
acle! Jean would shake free of his
iitinlen of the Kngllsh woman . . .
mid he with them once again?
"It can lie established that Monsieur
i!e Alinnnaster Is of Spanish lineage;
nd that Mademoiselle Lestron Is of a
;:ilsslon that was working In the pay
of the Spanish king " went on Cap
;nln Sazarac evenly. "If, then they
could reach a ship It Is probable they
would dud refuge. The rest"
And again the shout of grlra humor
cut him off. The rest I Why, the rest
could expect the reef, the tropic sun
. . . and their captain! Still their
sour, hopeless humor. Certainly there
was nothing for the rest of them I
But now the English woman came
out of the hot little shelter. "Now,
you will listen to me, also, men of
the Seraphlne I" she cried suddenly.
"To me as well as to your captain!
Surely there Is a way for us after
these treacherous . mutineers put off
with the schooner! Surely, I know
your faithfulness U him and to your
ship! What Is there to fear for sea
men who serve loyally their master
and their ship?" "
They listened curiously. Monsieur
the captain pushed back the Iron-gray
hair from his temple and listened. It
was as if he had heard it all and had
no more answer than they.
"See, you!" The girl went on hotly.
"Monsieur Saznrac, playing the part
of a patriot to his adopted country!
I an Kngllsh Tory can testify to
that! The attack upon fhe Genaron
surely I can swear to the admiralty of
my country, that It was done for me
'U all honor. Monsieur Sazarac's
There was a stir among them then
the silence agnln. Old Dominique
sighed. The honor of Sazarac . . .
the word of Captain Sazarac to the
admiralties that his men were good
"For me In ill honor. By you all4
honorahle men " f
Again she was puzzled by their itlr
and murmur. The grim Raratartans
rubbed their heads In doubt them
selves. Beluche walked away and be
gan to cut at the grass with his saber,
Idly. Nes Coupe Joined hun, feeling
of his wreck of a nose. ' , a-
The English woman knew she was;
filling with them. Monsieur Saxarac
wis looking at her pityingly. Mon
sieur de Almonaster, with folded armi
By CHARLES TENNEY JACKSON
quietly attentive, his calm face un
readable. And suddenly this dull Impasse was
cut through with a shout, Gorglo, on
the highest dune, was pointing sea
ward. "She Is coming In I She Is
making the inlet wl' tide and tops'U
The Seraphlne was moving. Then
there was another shout. Above her,
In the misty ofllng, another sail
showed, dimly and slowly under way.
"The Spanish frigate, air l" cried
Bohon. "Standing in close as she
dares, to look the schooner over!
Craekley must ha' hammered her rud
der on the bar last night I see a
false rig over her end. She's fouled,
and he's laying her up In the wooded
river out o' the king's big guns!"
De Almonaster shrugged; It meant
the end of flight or hiding for those
marooned on the open reef. "Ah,
well I " he glanced about : "Mademoi
selle, our honorable gentlemen may
well look aghast!" He laughed, but
to the chief he muttered: "Monsieur
Sazarac, we might as well build a fort
In the sands and sell our lives dearly.
If not the Spaniards, It will be the
Campeche savages coming out upon
us. If not them, starvation and the
sun In a few days. There Is no water
on this reef. Monsieur !"
Mademoiselle had listened. De Al
monaster's tone was light, as If both
the gentlemen were affecting a debo
nair nonchalance for her sake, Mon
sieur Sazarac's shrug was of delicate
dissent to discuss their lives' end In
her presence. Then he smiled dis
"You will recall the Instruction I
once gave? You were to be ray pris
oner, Monsieur, In event the Seraphlne
"For Me In All Honor. By You All
Honorable Men "
was taken on the seas? You were to
be as one held to an unlawful affair
against your will "
De Almonaster flushed to his eyes:
"Monsieur! Do you think that I"
he stopped. Sazarac could not offer
him life lightly In her presence!
"Undoubtedly the Spaniard will ac
cept you and Mademoiselle Lestron.
Monsieur Dominique, also a munici
pal officer of New Orleans . . .
there Is no reason why the Spaniards
should not receive and protect you."
"And you?" The younger man
could not help the whispered question.
"I take It that the Spaniards will
attack the Seraphlne In those woods
and leave no soul living on her. I as
sume that the mouth of every scoun
drel on her will be closed by death.
Then you with Mademoiselle Lestron
to the frigate and say that you were
marooned by the buccaneers, and
claiming protection. Why, the Span
ish governor at Merlda, or Vera Crux,
must know of Carr's plot! Surely be
would welcome Mademoiselle Lestron
and her friends!"
"Why, are you not, Monsieur, also
my friend, and protected with me?"
the girl cried wonderlngly. "It is.
Indeed, a fair story an Intrigue to
save us all ! Why did I not think the
Spaniards would protect us when they
will suppose that I am still in the plot
of Carr's purpose to aid their
schemes? Messieurs, I can safeguard
you all to Vera Crux with that plea !"
They all heard her. But a silence
fell. The girt ., looked eagerly from
one weathered face to another of
Monsieur Sazarac's few followers.
Suddenly Monsieur Sazarac laughed
again. Aloud and ctesrly. He arose
ind adjusted his neckerchief. There
was a gasp, a grumbling bewilderment,
snd then laughter from all the old
buccaneers. They slapped each other
on the shoulders, grinning knowingly
at taelr chief.
"My compliments to the lady!"
shouted Johannes, "but the climate
o Vera Crat my lungs are delicate!"
. "And I mind that I might hive a
humor o' the blood were I there!"
''My head complained the sour
ypi Coupe, "the rest of it might go
t-twlst at sight of the governor's
Coprrifht by Tha Bobbs-Hnrlll Comptnj
Mademoiselle turned to the captain
hotlv : "What is this Jesting?"
"They mean no disrespect." He mo
tioned to the grinning crew with a
serious affection: "Now, get you gone,
fellows! See that our wine and little
water Is stored from the sun. Work
the longboat closer In on the tide."
"Sazarac!" they shouted In hoarse
laughter and went to obey him.
He saw the hurt pride In her eyes,
and the old wonder at his evasion.
She turned to De Almonaster with a
pathetic little gesture of despair at
the moods of Monsieur Suzuruc. She
could not understand. She sat draw
ing figures In the sand, and when she
raised ber dark eyes, trt watch the tall
figure out by the sun-wash on the
shoals, the young man saw the great
tears In them which she. presently
She dried her eyes with a final, res
olute little sob. "Monsieur, do you
know well, once, he came for me . . .
It was on the staircase of a court
the Hotel Orleans, and very late. He
was going from me, t.nd he had been
all chivalry. He turned away, allow
ing Colonel Carr to boast that Sazarac
would not fight, because he wished to
spare my name. He said ah, It was
a silly thing for me to do! but I
dropped a flower to him as he left . . .
and another man stumbled from the
shadows aud picked It up."
"Another man?" echoed De Almon
aster. "That was before you had come to
me, Knout, on the Seraphlne, As to
the other man, that was no matter. I
suppose a beggar In the courtyard
caught my camellia. I don't know it
was silly to throw a, flower to Sazarac,
the river gamester ... I Ws hot
with shame afterward at doing so.
But If he had caught It . . . Ah,
well ! I thank Heaven he never knew
It ! after I found myself in Ills hands
upon the Seraphlne! The ragged fel
low who caught It stared up once and
then hurried after Monsieur Sazarac.
At the area-arch he turned. It ap
peared he tried to pose as a lover,
and then he fell over his own foot, or
something, very absurdly!"
"A ragged fellow," muttered De
"Like one of these old tattered fol
lowers. A ghost of a man fading Into
A shout arose from the exiles who
were dragging the longboat nearer In
the shoals. Monsieur Sazarac had
paused half-way to them. He saw
what had hitherto been hidden by
low spit of sand.
Five armed boats had drawn In
shore, coming from the distant Span
ish frigate, without doubt. They had"
crept unnoticed by the refugees on the
reef until they were fair In the break
of forest wall where there had been
the last glimpse of the Seraphlne's
"Do you see, Monsieur de Almonas
ter?" said the chief of the exiles qui
etly. "It was ss I reasoned. The
schooner will be taken this night. It
Is what one would greatly desire. The
dons will have no quarter for Crack
ley's men there Is no escape for-them
In the river Jungle. After the affair,
sir you are to go with Mademoiselle
and parley with the Spanish captain."
"And you?" mademoiselle cried again
breathlessly and sprang upon the
sands. "Yon and your men cannot
stay here to die!"
Monsieur Sazarac smiled with a high
serenity. - "The sea Is wide, Mademoi
selle Lestron. Wide, and far Is the
way to Its secret places. I have a
mind I said this once to you. O little
place In the sea a secret place, where
a secret may be burled, Mademoiselle.'
He turned to the younger man: "Yon
will make ready to go. Monsieur, when
the hour comes. There are two black
men of our company who can pull the
longboat for you under a flag of truce
. . . two black serving men who
will not find the air of Vera Cruz con
ducive to a fatal malady. The rest of
ns, I fear, must do without the min
istrations of the Spanish viceroy's phy
sician as long as we can possibly a
day or so more, ere the doctor calls
His smile still lingered when De
Almonaster came closer, torn by a
wild bitterness which he, himself,
could not fathom. "Jean," he whis
pered : "I have not spoken. The choice
ts hers between you aud me and she
might save you from Muvlllo's men I
She might plead with the viceroy that
she loved you even Lafltte of the
"That Is a Jest," murmured Sazarac
absently, "worthy of John Jarvis, who
played the clown to betray me a plea
for Lafltte's life to Murlllo!"
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
An Augusta (Maine) man has a shiny
new car. One day the radiator over
flowed and left rust all over the front
of the ci r. Whereupon thr proud own
er drew a $5 bill from his pocket and
wiped off the stains. Needless to say,
he returned It to his pocket after the
Job was finished and he had shakes
the dust from the bill
Love la the business of the Idle, bat
the Idleness ot the busy. Anonymous,