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and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Thing! Worth Knowing.
Howard Carter, co-dlscoverer with
the late Lord Carnarvon of the tomb
ot Tutankhamen In Egypt, loft Lon
don for the United States Saturday for
a lecture tour.
The soldier bonus bill will join the
tax reduction measure on the senate
calendar this week, and leaders of
both parties are prepared to clear the
path for their Immediate considera
tion. The federal government should take
stops to put outdoor recreational op
portunities within the grasp of the
poor as well as the wealthy, Presi
dent Coolidge said Sunday night in an
nouncing appointment of a national
policy on out-of-doors life.
L. P. Quimby of Los Angeles, Cal.,
88, a resident of Portland, Or, for 00
. years, and Oregon's first game war
den, died In Seattle, Wash, Tuesday.
Quimby came to Seattle to attend the
funoral ot his daughter, Mrs. Lotta
Quimby Taylor, which was held Mon
day. Formal notification of Germany's ac
ceptance of the experts' reports as a
basis for renewed reparations par
leys was sent to Paris Tuesday after
noon and will be transmitted to the
reparations commission by Secretary
Fischer ot the German war burden
Clara Kimball Young, famous screen
and stage actress, was taken suddenly
ill while appoaring at a Fort Wayne,
Ind, theater Tuesday night and the
curtain was lowered in the midst of
the second act while physicians were
sent' for. She was removed to her
suite In a local hotel.
Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, wife ot
Brigadier Genoral MacArthur, has
been appointed a special policewoman
by Mayor Romualdez ot Manila, and
assigned to duty with' the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
She Is the first woman attached to
the Manila police 'force.
. Members of the democratic national
committee dufinltoly docldod late Tues
day that the national convention cf
the party would be held in Madison
Square Gardon, as originally planned,
and not in the 258th fioid artillery ar
mory In the Bronx as suggested by
some membors In order to admit more
The special committee appointed by
the Paris international chamber of
commerce to study the two roports
of the experts bus reached the unani
mous conclusion that these reports of
fer a real prospect of proving practical
measures for removal ot obstacles
which heretofore have appeared In
surmountable in the reparations set.
Marvin Chase, Washington state
supervisor of hydraulics, Monday
granted a pormlt to the Northwestern
Power & Manufacturing company of
Port Angeles to appropriate 1300 cubic
foet of water a second from the Elwha
river in Clallam county for utilization
of a hydro-electric plant, which is esti
mated to cost 11,600,000 and develop
John W. Moore, president of the
Fidelity National Bank & Trust com
, pany of Kansas City, Mo, since Us
reorganization in 1918, Tuesday was
dropped by the board of directors with
the statement that Moore "Is short in
bis accounts with the bank." The dis
crepancy is alleged to be $600,000.
Lester W. Hall, a vice-president, was
named as his successor.
Industrial, financial and commercial
loaders of California, at a meeting
Tuesday to discuss means of combat
ting the foot and mouth epidemic in
the state, adopted resolutions recom
mending that Governor Richardson
confer with the governors of other
states for appointment of representa
tives from their respective states to
act as permanent committees from
thoso states in California.
A resolution authorising Investiga
tion by a spocial congressional com
mittee ot all land grants to the North
ern Pacific Railway company was re
ported to the house Tuesday by the
public lands committee. The resolu
tion would defer until March 4, 1927,
any adjustment by the secretary of
the Interior of the railroad's claim
to 3,000,000 acres of national forest
land in Montana and Idaho.
WHEAT BILL SUBSTITUTE UP
Wisconsin Solon Proposes New Plan
for Selling Corporation.
Washington, D. C.A new bill as a
substitute for the McNary-Haugen bill
has been prepared, Senator, McNary,
republican, Oregon, co-author ot the
measure, Informed the senate Mon
day in requesting that action on the
original bill be postponed Indefinitely.
The new bill was drawn to Include
the committee amondmonts.
Representative Volgt, Wisconsin,
republican Insurgent on the house
agriculture committee, Introduced a
bill tor the creation of a corporation
to sell wheat abroad along lines simi
lar to the plan provided in tho McNary-Haugen
bill, under which various
farm products would be handled for
Mr. Volgt announced he would press
for action on his bill as a substitute
for the McNary-Haugon measure,
which he contends is unworkable In
that it attempts to cover too broad
a field. ,
Under the bill sponsored by the Wis
consin representative a corporation
with a capital of 150,000,000 to be sub
scribed by the government, as against
the $200,000,000 fund called tor In the
McNary-Haugen measure, would be
sot up, to buy all kinds of wheat until
the price of No. 1 Northern spring
wheat at Minneapolis reached $1.65 a
Grain purchased would ' be sold
abroad, but if the price reached $1.70
the corporation would have authority
to sell in the domestic market.
A charge of 15 per cent would be
made by the corporation against each
bushel of wheat bought from farm
ers, who would be reimbursed, in the
event a profit was made by the cor
poration, in proportion to the amount
loft after deduction of losses on ex
ports and exponses for handling the
Provision also Is made for an em
bargo on wheat and wheat products
with the president authorized to de
clare embargoes during which wheat
could be imported.
Washington, D. C Indefinite post
ponement on the motion of Senator
McNary of the McNary-Haugen bill
Monday is of significance. The bill
postponed was the original McNary
Haugen bill, which was placed on the
calendar two months ago and for
which an amended substitute was in
troduced by the Oregon senator near
ly two weeks ago. The present McNary-Haugen
bill Is to await consider
ation until the house has acted, its
passage in the senate being apparent
JAP NOTE DENIES THREAT
Washington, D. C. A specific dis
claimer of any intent to convey "a
veiled threat" in the use of the phrase
"grave consequences" in his recent
communication "to Secretary Hughes
protesting against the Japanese ex
clusion feature of the immigration bill
was made by' Ambassador Hanihara in
a second lotter to the secretary, made
public Saturday, and characterized by
Mr. Hughes as a "frank and friendly
The ambassador's lotter and a re
ply by, the secretary wore made pub
lic by the state department, Mr.
Hughes' lotter saying that In the light
of the context of the original lotter,
and prevailing friendship and under
standing between the two countries
he "had no doubt that these words
(grave consequences) were to be
taken in the same sense you have
stated, and I was quite sure it was
far from your thought to express or
emply any threat."
The correspondence was made pub
lic after Secretary Hughes had given
much of his time for the past two
days to a consideration ot the Inter
national Issue involved. He conferred
again with President Coolidge, and
beforo receipt of the ambassador's
second letter had been advised of the
desire ot officials of the embassy to
have an explanation ot the language
of the protest placed before the pub
lic. What effect the explanation may
have on tho pending exclusion legis
lation in congress was not apparent.
Senator Lodge, chairman ot the sen
ate foreign relations committee, who
in souato debate characterized the
phase "grave consequences" as a
"veiled threat" in recent doys has con
ferred with President Coolidge on the
question, but leaders in congress de
sire opportunity to study the language
of the second letter before appraising
Good Deed Remembered.
Chicago. When Mrs. Ida B. Kasch
became ill seven years ago Mrs. Caro
line Werner, only a casual acquain
tance, volunteered her assistance. "I'll
always remember you," Mrs. Kasch
said when she moved away to Olym
Monday an employe of the county
treasurer's office Informed Mrs. Wern
er that Mrs. Minnie M. Blass, execu
trix, had sent word thnt Mrs. Kasch had
died leaving Mrs. Werner a legacy.
Three States Join in Air-tight
FEAR DISEASE SPREAD
Steps Taken to Safeguard Livestock
Industry Fumigation of Tour
ists Decided Upon.
Portland, Or. An absolute embargo
on food products of all description
from California and stricter regula
tions for control of entry of tourists
from California Into Oregon as the
moans of preventing the entrance of
foot and mouth disease into the north
west was agreed upon Saturday by
representatives of Oregon, Washing
ton and Idaho, who met In Joint con
ference at the Multnomah hotel.
In addition to agreement upon the
embargo, members of the conference
decided that should the foot and
mouth disease travel north by one
county, or become prevalent within
200 miles of the Oregon-California
border, a complete embargo would be
placed upon the entry of tourists and
automobiles from California.
So long as the disease remains in
the present Infected areas, it was con
cluded that the operation ot disinfec
tion and fumigation stations at the
various entry points on the border
would be sufficient.
The conference resulted in the uni
fication of protective measures, some
ot which already are in effect in one
or more of the northwestern states.
The action will tend to simplify en
forcement of the regulations.
Statements made at an open meet
ing held in advance of the conference
developed that the foot and mouth
epidemic in California is much worse
than has been reported, and it was
freely predicted that should the dis
ease be transmitted into Oregon,
Washington or Idaho, it would bank
rupt these states.
Dr. W. H. Lytle, state veterinarian
of Oregon, reported that he had es
tablished disinfection stations at the
California-Oregon border, where auto
mobiles were given a tire bath and
passengers required to walk through
a mixture. Baggage and bedding found
In machines, he stated, were fumigat
ed. Dr. Lytle stated that fumigation was
not certain to kill the germs, but that
there was no other measure, outside
of absolute prohibition of entry ot
tourist travel, that was better, and for
that reason he advocated continuation
of fumigation and disinfection.
E. L. French, director of agricul
ture of Washington, who presided at
the conference, declared that he be
lieved his state would be willing to
assist Oregon in operation of the sta
tions on the Oregon-California border
and M. A. Means, commissioner of
agriculture of Idaho, who represented
that state, assured the conferees that
he would ask the governor ot his state
It was agreed that it the disease
made Its way Into Oregon, Idaho and
Washington would be certain to be in
vaded. Commissioner Means explained that
he sympathized with California citi
zens but that it was necessary for the
northwest to protect itself.
Vladivostok Asks Loan.
Tokio. The Ussuri railway expects
to float a loan of approximately $1,-
500,000 in the London market shortly,
according to S. Ito, manager of the
Vladivostok branch ot the Bank ot
Chosen. The money will be spent for
the improvement of Vladivostok har
bor and terminal facilities, according
to Mr. Ito. British recognition ot the
soviet government was said to have
encouraged Vladivostok railway of
ficials to seek this loan in London.
Court Frees Ex-Wizard.
Indianapolis, Ind. Charges of vio
lating federal prohibition laws made
against Edward Young Clarke of At
lanta, Ga, former imperial wizard pro
tern of the Ku Klux Klan, were dis
missed by Judge A. B. Anderson in
federal court Saturday. Dismissal
was made on the motion ot Homer
Elliott, United States district attorney.
Chief of Police Slain.
Little Rock, Ark. Oscar Sullivan,
chief ot police ot Hot Springs, Ark,
was killed late Sunday night by Hu
bert Cokes, proprietor of a pool room
at that place, according to a long dis
tance telephone report from the Sen
tinel-Record. Sullivan was Bhot five
times and died a few minutes later in
a hospital. Cokes escaped in an auto
mobile, pursued by posses.
By Charlei Tenney Jackson
Copyrljht bt Tbt Bobb-MnlU, Compaw
The Bottlo Emperor Returns.
Across the mile-wide lagoon in the
still hot dusk" the last buccaneers of
Lafltte listened to the battle in the
forest river the rattle of musketry,
and then the boom of the Seraphlne's
carronades. And strange as It fell out,
the castaways wished for the Span
iards to win. They had no hope of
escape for themselves, but their hatred
of Crackley's mutineers was stronger
than their hereditary feud with the
sea power of the Spanish king.
So the fugitives lay and listened to
the distant battle for the rescue ship
of Bonaparte. At times; behind the
fringe of forest swamp, arose the
crash of musket fire, and then the
bark of the Seraphlne's guns. And
presently this last ceased ; the ragged
volleys of small arms burst Irregularly,
died out, renewed; became single
shots blotted out by the tropic si
lence. The Catalan swung to his feet
and tied his bloody head scarf tighter.
"I say It Is the end. Murlllo's men
are swarming over." It seemed that
a faint burst of cheering came from
under the landward sturs. Nez Coupe
beckoned to his fellows. "The captain
will want the word back at the lady's
shelter tent. He will send her and
the young gentleman to Intercept the
Spaniards' bouts when they come out
the pass to regain the frigate. Now,
watch for the fire behind the trees
ye see the red ghost of a good ship!"
But presently the captain, himself,
and Beluche, the admiral, came through
the deep sand and great hummocks to
this outlying point of the reef.
"You make out that the affair is
done?" inquired the former. "No,
there is a shot." 1
They waited silently. The low mur
mur of the gentle surf on the outer
fringe of sand was all the sound upon
the utter calm of the night.
"It Is over," muttered Bohon. "I
would hnve given my right hand to
have seen Crackley cutlassed and
flung to the sharks. And Jarvls, the
fool gibing them to the last I The
wastrel had his sea fight, eh?"
The leader's dark face winced. He
raised his hand as if to still this jest
ing about the Jester of the rue Itoyale,
the Emperor of the Bottle, who, at
Inst, did sit In the chulr they had or
dained for an emperor himself.
And now, from the sea, there came
a single signal gun. The frigate was
invisible, standing off the shoals, but
they knew a thousand enemies were
"Come, sirs," said the chief In quiet
authority, "tlie longboat around the
point for the English woman. They
shall row to meet the Spaniards In the
pass she shall plead that she and
Monsieur ,de Almonaster were the
prisoners of the mutineers."
When he had gone from the men
who hastened at his bidding, he came
upon Mademoiselle Lestron, on the
highest point of the sand before her
shelter-canvas. She was alone, and
she saw ills quick glance about.
"Monsieur de Almonaster has gone to
the beach I sent him away," she said
"Away? Do you see that light,
Mademoiselle, against the forest? It
means the Spanish boat crews are re-
The Low Murmur of the Gentle Surf
on the Outer Fringe of Sand Was
All the Sound Upon the Utter Calm
of the Night
turning. They have taken the Sera
phlne In the river's mouth. You can
guess what has happened? there is
no man living who was upon her."
"The rugged man," she answered In
tently. "The man who sat In the em
peror's cabin and kissed the bracelet
I left there?"
"The bracelet T He was surprised;
he had not known of this.
"It belonged, once, to Marie An
toinette," she went on passively.
"The queen gave it to a member of
my family for a service before they
put her to the guillotine."
"Why, then, did you not speak when
we left the ship? He he the man
would have given It to you."
"I did not think," she murmured.
"He had his lips to it." Then she
was silent, looking at the empty sea,
the savage laud. "I inquired of Mon
sieur de Almonaster ... he laughed
painfully, and would not answer. I
could not see the man's face that
night Nor when he jested oa the
quarter-deck. But always It hsi
seemed that some laughing spirit was
near me on the Seraphlne a ghost
far off from me, yet ever holding me
In his fancy. Is It not strange? I
cannot shake this feeling off."
"It Is strange," he answered. "But
come you are going now."
"Monsieur Sazarac!" she cried
sharply. "Why do you not speak?"
"Ot what?" be said simply, in no
"Ah, I do not know !" The stars
showed the paleness of her face, Iter
luminous eyes wide up to him. The
web i of silence that had been woven
about her was a mesh that neither
tears nor challenge had yet pierced.
"I, too, am a nameless ghost," he
smiled, "the ghost of a man who
might have been! Come, now! Mon
sieur Sazarac bids you respectfully
but firmly, to go. You will obey
Monsieur Sazarac is accustomed to
being obeyed. . . .' The hands of Mon
sieur Sazarac have been stained with
the blood of those who chose not to
obey. Is that enough about Monsieur
He turned away to her little tent.
She heard him giving Instructions to
the silent black steward who had
been charged to her service.
The tiny light against the unseen
forest shore was growing plainer. She
heard a brushing In the coarse grass.
Raoul de Almonaster drew out of the
starlight and stopped by her with a
comment. Apparently he did not no
tice Monsieur Sazarac at her tent see
ing to her few belongings.
"He came to you, did he not?" mur
mured Raoul. "It is the lust moment.
I gave him this to speuk to you,
"Why, what should he speak"?" she
whispered, "But then he would
The younger man misinterpreted.
"He loves you, and he would not
speak. Eh, welll It is my honor to
keep from him and from you. I
was his first confidant from the very
first. When he was about to chal
lenge Carr, because of you, I offered
to second him at the Oaks. From the
first, he spoke of you and he had my
pledge of honor. Ah, but I did not
know then who the lady was the
pawn of his game at Maspero's the
lady he must retrieve from the Gena
ronl Monsieur Sazarac at the part
ing of the paths, one on to peace, even,
perhaps, to honor for a wounded jiame
chose this to serve you, though he
knew it meant the abyss opened for
him 1 Is not that a love, Mademoiselle,
that would, hold the friend of Sazarac
to his honor?"
"Tell me " she whispered swiftly,
"the ragged fellow in the emperor's
cabin his Jests, his love "
"A dead man, telling neither love
nor Jests " Then the young man
turned hotly on her. "See, here ! The
boat Is making ready I Well, It
Sazarac has your heart, Louise, I will
"Oh, no ! no no !" ' she breathed.
The figure of Monsieur Sazarac
loomed against the stars before them.
"Pardon," he said smoothly. "It is
the time for the longboat."
"It is damnable I" De Almonaster
sprang to grasp his sleeve: "Sir, a
woman's part for me! I will not gol
I will not gol"
Monsieur Sazarac looked from him
to Mademoiselle Lestron Intently. It
wns as open to them as a blown rose
to the sunshine De Almonaster would
not creep away, saved by a woman's
skirts among the Spaniards, and ever
after see In her eyes that she was
holding lu memory another man who
died for her.
Monsieur Sazarac smiled, rubbed his
slender, bronzed hands. "Come my
"There Is the boat," muttered De
Almonaster sullenly. "The blacks at
the oars, and Clark at the tiller. The
tide is coming out It Is an easy pull.
Here Is my handkerchief for the truce
flag on a boat-pole." He bowed quiet
ly: "Mademoiselle Lestron is going
to the Spanish captain's care."
"Sir?" said Sazarac coolly. "You
to that boat I"
A stealthy slur of steel and leather
came in the silence. They saw the
point of De Almonaster's rapier flash
dimly and then held to the sand.
"Monsieur Sazarac, I had the idea
long ago that, at some hour, you and
I should fight. It was as inevitable
as anything could be. It was written
by these stars at the birth of each
of us ... as It was written that we
'each should love a woman whom It
has been given us in our lives, to pro
tect. Mademoiselle Lestron to the
boat then, draw, with me, Mon
sieur!" The older man did not stir. Twice,
then, In so short a time, he must de
cline a challenge because of her I It
was very odd he laughed slowly.
Mademoiselle had seemed dumb for
the moment. Then she sprang, with
a hand raised before De Almonaster's
blazing eyes and Impetuous arm.
"Well, then," went on Monsieur
Sazarac quietly, "first, the lady for
whom we must fight to the longboat
Monsieur de Almonaster."
Her cry of terror echoed.
There came then, a slow uncertain
trudging through the reef grass. The
figure of a man quite close. It was
stooped; and presently It staggered or
stumbled, rather ridiculously, it ap
peared, over an empty scabbard which
got between its knees.
"Jarvls!" cried De Almonaster, and
spring to him.
"Eh Raoul?" The voice came
weakly but gathered strength as If
from some choked but over-mastering
"purpose:" "Well, i came to find you!"
After that he staggered buck and
would have fallen If lie Almonaster
had not eased him to the sand. Then .
he rubbed a bloody hand across a
bloody face and drawled sleepily:
"Swords out what's the mutter? 1
say I what the .devil?" lie twisted
about painfully. "I'm run through
twice. I think"
The captuln had come swiftly tu
him. "Jarvls!" He knelt and stern
ly lought the other's eyes. "Mon
sieur de Almonaster, will you get the
brandy from the ten!? What Is this,
Jarvls? What of the Seruphlne? How
came you here?"
"She is coming out on the tide."
said Jarvls thickly. "The dons think
to save her as a prize. Four houti
are towing. Name o' G d ! Jean ! 1
had my fight !"
"Tell me this," retorted the other
coldly. He looked about. The figure
of the woman was dim by the tent.
"Swords Out What's the Matter7 I
Say! What the Devil?"
She was assisting De Almonaster at
the chest of bundages and scanty sup
plies given them by the mutineers,
"Jarvls! You deserted me but, tell
me of the Seraphlne!" t
"I, alone, escaped. Crackley's men
fought like wild savages when the end
came. The last of us took overboard
to the Jungle when the Spaniards
swarmed aboard. They beheaded
Black Mike on a gun-block, and
hanged Budge to the shrouds with a
fire under him. They chopped old
Mariano, arm by arm and leg' by leg
and Crackley shot himself to keep
away from them. I was the last
who fell in the river reeds. They did
not find me, Jean, and when' I gut
sense after these wounds, I crawled
to the water's edge. I found a dinghy
with three dead Spaniards In It, and
heaved them out. Then I floated with
the tide. It bore me to the reef I
knew you would be here somewhere.
Curse me, it was a fight I There must
have been a hundred of them and we
did for half!"
De Almonaster forced the brandy to
his lips. "Thunk you, Monsieur," mur
mured the painter of the rue Royale.
"This thrust through my shoulder I
would not have had It, hut, after
breaking a don's head, I saw a bottle
roll across the deck. I must after
it like a cat at the cheese, and
some other king o' Spain's man put a
saber to me. Eh, t dropped the cog
nac with cork undrawn got around
and fought again. What luck one
He sighed wearily. His eyes closed.
The English woman came nearer, and
then at a sign from Monsieur Sazarac.
she went apart from them. It would
not do for the babbler to talk toe
much In her hearing. And so, once
more, the ragged lover with the new
waistcoat did not see the lady of the
camellia, nor she him; for when his
eyes opened there were but the stars
above, and the two men's faces watch
ing close to his.
"Come, gentlemen!" He struggled
to a sitting posture between them :
"I came here with an Idea! A most
excellent Idea !"
"Jarvls," retorted the captain quiet
ly, "you are dying."
"Eh, blenl Are you a physician,
too, Monsieur Saz-a-rnc, as well as a
bully swordsman, a fellow of pearl-inlaid
pistols; a delicate hand at the
cards and wondrous speeches on a
He sat up straighter and shook him
self. "Dying? Now, see!"
He kicked out both mud-swathed
legs, clapped his hands, put a thumb
to his nose and wiggled his fingers at
the stars. "Let me up," he drawled
abiently. "I am to tell you what to
do. Where the devil Is the boat, and
our blusterers? Name o' G d! buc
caneers snoozing In the grass, and
John Jarvls In a bloody set-to!"
And despite their protests he did
get to his feet unsteadily. About all
they could see were his two eyes
sticking out of a muck of wet tangled
hair. But these seemed to smile com
fortingly. "Jarvls, and his deck o' blood," he
mused. "Now. come. The Seraphlne
is towing out the pass. ThereIs hard
ly a man on her except the wounded
and the officers, for they have every
arm at the sweeps In the small boats.
I say we shall retake her, gentle
men!" (TO BE CONTINUED.)
. Propagating Mistletoe.
Mistletoe may be established on
trees by pressing the seeds when they
are ripe in April gently Into th hrk
of the tree. The seeds so placed should
be covered with muslin for a tiro to
prevent their being devoured by bird