DOLSHVEIKI GROWL AT JAPS Hostilities Likely on Account of Inter ventlon, Baya Lenlne. London A declaration ot war by tho Holshnvikl against Japan la one of the possibilities of tho near future, no cording to on Uxchango Tolegraph dis patch Wednesday from Copenhagen, Tho significance, of tho dispatch Ilea ospoclnlly In tho fact that thla report ot llolnhovlk Intentions reached Co penhagen from Moscow by way of llorlln. Premier Lonlno, tho mosiiago adds, up to IIiIh tlmo, haa boon opposed to nuch notion, but It la hollared that IttiBBln "will ho compelled to doolaro war, notwithstanding tho fact that wo ftro opposed to any now war." Official announcomont waa made of tho landing ot allied forces, naval and military, at ArohaiiKOl, on August 2. Tho landing was In concurrence with tho wishes or tho Ruaatan population, It la anld, and cauaod gonoral enthust nam. Toklo. Premier Count Torauchl, apoaklng of allied action In Siberia, aald Japan would taka further mili tary measures in caae tho position ot tho Cioclio Blovnka demanded IL Tho promlor Indicated that If the chaotic altuatlon In Siberia continued, Japan might find It necoaaary to adopt suitable military measures to combat tho Auitroacrinair mcnaco In the far oast Count Torauchl aald that Uio proa ont atep had boon takou In perfect ac cord with tho nllloa. It It should be noccuBary for tho nllloa to dlapatch additional troops and arms tho coun try must bo proparod to moot the emergency. It la undoratood that tho Solyukal majority party In the houao la willing to adopt a walt-and aoo policy. Con sequently tho Kcnaol Kat minority, which had hopod to offoct an opposl Hon combination, Is powerless for tho present 'WOMAN AND BABY' DESTROY SUBMARINE London. Itovolatlons regarding Uto work of rirltlah myatory craft Known na "Q" shins, which havo played an Important part In antl submarlno war faro, aro mado by tho naval corro- apondont or tho Tlmos. How a "woman nnd baby" accounted for a U-boat la told by tho correspond ont Tho submarine ordorod ft vobbcI to Hurrondor and fired n few sholls Into hor. Tho boata then loft tho ahlp, leaving on board a woman who had run un and down tho deck with a baby in her nrma as if mad. Tho U-boat came nlongsldo tho ves aol and tho woman hurlod tho'"boby" Into tho open hatch. The "baby" o ploded and blow out tho bottom ot thu submarine Tho "woman" was decorated with tho Victoria cross. On another occasion a retired ad miral, nerving as a captain, placed a haystack on board an anclont looking craft- Whon ths U-boat ordered hor to surrender tho Germans wero as tonished to rccolvo a broadside from tho haystack. A scaworn tramn steamer was cross Iuk tho North Sea whon a aubmarlno ordered tho crow to abandon tho ship. So euro wob tho Qcrman of bis proy that tho bombs with which ho Intend od to sink tho vossol wero brought on dock around tho conning tower. It required only a sholl or two from tho tramps' concoalod armament to ox plodo tho bombs and blow tho U-boat out of tho water. Belnlum Honors Hoover Havro. Tho Bolglnn government linn rnnfnrroil (tin tlttfl of "honorary citizen and friend ot tho Dolglan na tion" on Herbert C. Iloovor, tho American food administrator. Paris. Herbert C. Hoover, Amerl can food administrator, has paid a visit to tho battlofront, whero he ron dorod homago to tho Amorlcan sol diers who have fallon on tho flold of honor. Among tho places ho visited was Bollcnu Wood. Ho wont over tho ground -whoro tho Amorlcan army mado a herolo stand against tho Ger mans. Homes Operi to Soldiers. Paris. French homos may be open s,1 in nnlillnm from America, the Brit lah dominions and tho Fronclt colonlos under plans which aro now uomg stun lod. It Is boltovod that "Franconlllod liilin" will lin fnrmml tn Hint nnonlo unablo to opou their own homos may moot tho allied soldlors on a social tooting. Promlor Clemonceau has given his hearty approval to tho Idea, saying it was "oxconom popular ui plomacy." nrmiM Ron Relnlum London. Speaking In tho houao ot commons Tuesday, Lord Robort Cecil, assistant socrotary of stato for foreign affairs, statod that tho Gormans had lovlod war contributions to a total of 2,330,000,0j)0 francs upon Belgium, bo sides enormous fines upon localities, linns and inumuuais, iiioao mmi ttirnim exactions." ho said, must cor tnlnly bo taken Into account whon poaco terms aro boing arranged. Amstordnm. Thoro aro moro than n nnn manii nt nhnlnra. In Potrnarnd. nccordlng to tho Fromdonblatt, of llumbiirg, which reports that up to lust Saturday 1100 deathB had oo- ourrod, DRAFT LIMITS TO EXTEND Age From 18 to 45 Inclusive Decided Upon-Kffecta 13,000,000. Washington. D. CUndor the pro visions of tho draft bill Introduced Jn congress Monday Increases In regis trations aro estimated as follows In nortuwostorn states: Oregon, 101,110: Washington, 17V 207; Idaho, CC.C70. Tho now man-power bill which would oztond draft ago limits to 18 and 45, Incluslvo, was Introduced in both houses of congress. Provost Marshal-aonoral Crowdor urged tho Immedlato onactraont of tho administration's man-power pro gramme and suggested September 0 as registration day for the 13,000.000 men botweon tho agos of 18 and 46, whoso names aro not already on the nation's selective service list. Unless Immediate ateps are taken to provldo additional men, denerul Crowdor said tho weekly registration of men as they attain 21 years of age will be necessary to fill the draft quotas September 1, when only 100,000 ot tho 1918 registrants will bo avail able. The bill would amend tho present selective act so as to require tho regis-. tratlon of all inon between 18 ana zo vnars and 32 and 45 years Inclusive. Whllo tho wholo number ot men In Uie latter classes would total 10.028,073, Oouerat Crowdor estimates the total number who would uo eligible ror ciass 1 would bo only 001,236, owing to ex emptions for dependents for Industrial and physical rcssons. Uotweon 18 and zo years, ins esu mains show that 3.171.771 would reg later, whllo 1,787,009 men would be ollglblo for class l. CASUALTIES FROM MARNE ARRIVING Washington. D. C. Names ot Amor- can soldlors who havo ration in tuo great Franco-Amorlcan urlvo wnicn turned tho Gorman offensive on tho Marno Into an utter defeat havo bo gun to como In from overseas. They swelled to 70G tho total casualties mado nubile Tuesday by tho war de partment in two soparato lists. Although nearly thrco times ns groat ns Uio largest numbor heretofore announced In a slnglo day, tho total represented only a part ot tho lists which havo bcon accumulating alnco tho crcat buttle began July ic. it is not to bo assumed that It represents tho losses for one day. No estlmato of the American caa unities In this continuous fighting haa been received from Qoneral Pershing and it was said authoritatively that nono Is oxoected. In that connection, Acting Secretary of War Crowell deprecated- any guesses ns to casualties In tho over seas forces, saying that publication which would exaggerate or mlnlmlzo tho total would create unnecessary anxiety among Uio rolatlvcs and frlonds ot American soldiers. Actlnir Socrotary Crowell told nows nanor correspondents that Gonoral Pershing would simply comploto and verify casualty lists as rapidly as thoy can bo transmitted and that they would bo given to tho proas and speak for themselves as to numbors. Of tho Amorlcan soldlors wounded In tho Mnrno-Alsno oftonslvo, prob&' bly lens than ono In 20 will die from their wounds, moro than four-fifths will bo returned to sorvlco and only 14 nor cent will bo discharged for dls nblllty, according to a statement of tho chief of. staff based upon tho officially attested oxperlonco of tho alllos during tho rour years ot war. GERMANS TORPEDO HOSPITAL VESSEL A British PorL Tho torpodolng early Sunday morning of tho British shin Warllda was one ot tho moat harrowing disasters in tho history of submarlno warfare. The numbor ot dead is variously ostlmatod from 105 to 130 and upward and Includes several women nursos. Tho ship carried COO sick and woundod. Among thom wore sovon Americans two officers and rivo oiv listed men all of whom havo boon accounted for. Moro than CG0 Biirvlvors, brought horo shortly attor G o'clock, wero given first-aid treatmont, food and clothing. Tho patients woro placed aboard apo dal trains and sent to hoBPIt&ls. Tho torpodo Btruck tho after part ot tho engine-room, killing tho third onglnoer and two other members ot the onglno-room forco. Tho dynamo was destroyed, plunging tho vessel Into darUnosB, Just over the dynamo was tho ward room, which contained more than 100 patients, Most ot these were Killed outright by" tho explosion; and the others, many of whom had boen rresn ly Injured by tho torpedo, found thom solvos trapped. Three Aviators Rescued; An Atlantic Port Towing astorn a hydro-alrplano and carrying three Amorlcan aviators who wero picked up 25 mllos off this coast, a British frolght steamship arrived horo from Llvorpool. Tho aviators had boon In tho water throo hours, having boon forced to descond bccaUBO ot engine troublo, Thoy wero unhurt. The Empty House B- Fnnl Bsrnett Llniky VtMtHlillHMItt (Copyright, JM. by Utf McClur Nwp per jBrnOicate.) The llttlo brown car hnd swung with soft humming ipund down the smoolh road, nnd It sole occupnnt wns sitting Willi her hands In her lap, looking dreamily out at the landscape and tho rows of houses that they passed. If, as (ho pools sny. "tho yes are mirrors of tho soul," then It wns very apparent that Ulnlno Hnrgrnvo wns not happy, for the sad, fnr-awny ex pression on her face told Its own slory. As tho mnchliio turned tho corner or tho street, however, she began to take moro Interest In her surroundings. Suddenly sho leaned forward nnd spoko to tho chauffeur. Stop, Jacques," she commanded, sharply, "at tho houso To Let" Tho brakes ground sharply, ana Ulnlno stepped out at once. She looked again r.nd drew In her breath quickly. A wave of crimson flooded her face. .Tho chauffeur wondered lit Iho sudden order, for. they wero al ready lato for dinner, nnd ho did not think that his mistress could possibly want to look at this empty house. The glory of a perfect spring day was over all the out-of-doors. It seemed a day to tempt nnyono to remain In the open, nnd drink In to the full the beauties of bountiful nature, but evi dently this did not attract the girl, for sho mounted tho stops of the house ut onco. Sho looked nround nt Jncqups after sho had rung the bell. "Walt till I come out," sho said. A slovenly-looking womnn suddenly nppenrod In response to her ring. She was ns dusty looking, somehow, ns the house was, and quite ns dejected look ing; but Klnlne scarcely saw her as sho snoko: "I want to see the house, snld tno girl. "I suppose I can go In?" "Well, It's gettln' pretty late, mum. nnd I don't think ns you'd be secln much," replied the old woman. "Y'ou can glvo mo your candle." said Klnlne, quickly, ns sho slipped n coin Into tho not over clean hand, nnd with a little gasp, tho woman yielded. The front door wns opened nnd Ulnlno went through tho passage nnd glided upstairs like a ghost, the womnn promptly returning to the lower re gions, whence sho had come. Light lug tho dirty candle from n gns Jet burning In tho passageway, Klnlne went from one room to another with quick, nervous hnste. Her face wns quite colorless, but her eyes burned with feverish light Hint made her seem very different from the brilliant lady of fashion that most peoplo knew ns Klnlne Hargrove. Here sho was but a girl ; and fnco to face with memory, n memory that wns still alive after three years of bitter struggle tho struggle of trying to forget. for today was tho third anniversary of what was to have been Klnlne Hnr grave's wedding day, but that wedding never took plnco; and on tho third anniversary of "what might have been," ns Elaine expressed It herself, nnd Just home from travels that had taken her Into the faraway corners of tho world, the girl hud become pos sessed with the desire to seo tho place that onco she had expected to call "home.". Sho stopped for a moment In her flitting from room to room nnd looked about her. Here, but three short years noforo. she had planned to como ns n hnppy bride, and here sho had left the mnn sho loved after their bitter quar rel, called him "Puritan" nnd "Prude." becnuso ho would not countenanco the ways of her "set." How empty and fnlso wero tho ways of that very samo sot, sho had como bitterly to realize, Just ns In hor heart ot hearts sho had como to respect nil tho moro tho man who would not bow down to them, And how empty wns her heart ns well I She could sec him plainly, It she but shut her eyes for n moment, ns ho stood before her that day so long ago so toll nnd proud nnd good to look nt. She had always taken such prldo In his good looks, nil tho moro so because ho luul not belonged to her "set." but bad como to tho city unknown., aud had worked up to an cnvlnblo position, Sho could nlmost hear ngnln his earnest voice ns lib remonstrated with her on that last fateful day In this house. "I know that I do not belong to this 'sot' that you seem to think so much of, denr," ho sold, "and perhaps that Is why I find It so hard to. accustom myself to tho things thnt thoy do, but I am certain that I havo too much regard for tho woman who Is to bo my wlfo to want to seo her follow In tho footsteps of people whoso chief nlm In life seems to bo to attract tllo nttcn Hon of others. You aro mado for bet ter things than this, Ulnlno, dear. Won't you bo guided by mo In tills thing nnd glvo tlinso peoplo up? Pleuso, dear, for my sake?" Klin rncnltrd nmv linw nlm lind fltinff nu-nv tmm liltn. atllimtrli In hir lionrf she had known oven then thnt ho was right, but some perversa spirit seemed lit until lif.r haI In iflvn In ' linw aim hud refused to do what ho asked of lier, telling her "Hint sho would live her life without him, and that sho real ized now Hint It wnn n mltitnlto In ex pect an outsider n plebeian to un derstand tho ways or nor kind or people." Kven now, after three years, Ulnlno still winced as she thought of those hasty words of hers. How she must hnvc hurt hltn nnd all the time Klin wnn Imi-Mnir linmotf n troll nnd he had let her go on without n word or protest, in tho end gravely agreeing with her, and saying that he would never ask her to come back again. And he hadn't. And they never met nor wrote. Klnlne', eyes were opened now, but of course It wns far too Into to give In nnd acknowledge herself In tho wrong. Three years of tlmo bad rolled be tween them, the bar of pnsslonnto words on either stde keeping them apart. Sho started onco more on her pil grimage through the rooms. First the dining room, with the familiar pa per, which she herself had selected. He had not been so well-oft then, and hnd Insisted upon living In the style Hint Mb mm Mirnlncs would entitle them to but ho had worked hard to give her as many as possible of the luxuries that she hnd been accus tomed to. "So amnll thlner tn mrnn nn lnreC n loss," murmured the girl to licrscir. K1ii hnd ronil those words somewhere. nnd now they came into her mind. She stood for n 1 1 iiirt looking out tnrougn tho clouded windows. Great tears welled un In her eves nnd noured down nvor har tnnr n If lhi hnrrlprd were suddenly let down to allow tides or memory to flow In nnd engulf her. Sho had never allowed herself to think In this way betore, but the spirit of love seemed to have come back to Hin ilnstr llttlo room from which he had flown three years before. For her time passed unheeded. Darkness fell. Outside. James felt very cross. The Idea of anyone spend ing so much time looking nt nn empty house 1 no folded his arms and went half aslccn. Down In the bnsement. the enre-tnkcr. hnvlnc finished her nunner. en mo un. nnd. forccttlnc nil about her visitor, or, thinking that she had surely gone away long ngo, closed the door nnd went home. And Klnlne dreamed on for how Inntr. ho know not. But suddenly she ntvoko to renlitv with n stnrt. to no tice thn$ It hnd grown very dark out aide, nnd that there were footsteps coming through the hall. Then came tho sound of n voice that seemed ra- miliar. "Hold the light low there, please wish to see all tho rooms. There. thank vou: that's better." Klnlno hnd crept to the door, and una ltfitenlnir with n white face. She had n glimpse of the two men as they tinsswl the door one. evidently the night wntchmnn, holding the lamp, nnd the other, the mnn she hnd sent nwny three venrs before. "So he. too. has not forgotten," thought Klnlne, bitterly. She wondered If she should speak innko hor nrosenco known but each tlmo she tried to her courage failed her. Sho looked ngnln. Tcs. there he wns I Standing In front of the open flreplnce. Once more sho peered through tho-open door. "How changed ho wns." sho snld to herself. "How much older and grayer." Her face was still wet with the trnccs of her recent tears, but sho did not even know it as, she went up and tapped gently on tho wnll between the two rooms. He turned round suddenly with n great start. Then ho como to the door nnd opened It wider. Elaine walked Into the room. All the light from tho lnmp seemed to shlno on the slender figure, standing there so erect and proud. Tho girl's fnco was white nnd strained, but her bluo eyes shone llko twin stnrs. The mnn started back with n llttlo cry of unutterable astonishment. "Klnlno I Rood God 1" "Listen," sho snld softly, her hands outstretched. "Let mo humble myself whllo I cnn. I need you, Itlchard I want you you nnd the llttlo house." "Elnlnc Klnlne " Tho man could but whisper her name, for tho sudden sight of her seemed to lmvo dnzed him. "Elaine why did you conloV Quite suddenly all tho fear and pride seemed to dlo out of tho girl's heart "Becivuso I loved you," sho whispered softly. "Because In tho old empty houBQ I enmrf to understand that I could never bo hnppy without you. When I stood In tho llttlo room that wo hnd planned together" her voice broke "Richard, forglvo mo" Sho was In his arms, sobbing oul the words sho could not speak, and his arms wero around her ns ho murmur ed : "It's for you to forglvo mo, dear est. My llttlo girl I And I thought that you did not enrol" Sho clung to him, oven ns ho held hor, ns ho kissed Up mul brow and hittr. Ho could not let her go, Ho would nover let hor go ngnln. "My dearest," ho Mlilnperod, "not for long wilt It bo tho Empty Huuse." scours (Conducts try Nations! Council of tSa ttoj ikouh oi America.; SCOUTS HUNT BLACK WALNUT Tn mnklne a census of black walnut trees the Hot Scouts of America have a new task set by tho president . This woric win appeal especially 10 scouts, not only as an Important and patriotic activity, but also ns a live. interesting, outdoor job, which linns Itself with many phases of scouting. The government needs black walnut. In fact, black walnut wood Is a prime necessity ror tno prosecution oi our war program of guns and aircraft. At this moment the entire biacK wal nut growth of our forests is subject to census classification for war purposes. In behalf of tho war department, boy scouts are asked to undertake this black walnut census. It Is desired to locate Immediately all available .standing black, walnut timber wherever It occurs. Isolated or In small groups as well as in larger lots. It Is Important that every tree of this species be located nnd placed on record with details ns to its size and availability, together with the owner"- name and address, nnd such other data as Is essential In providing the Infor mation required by the government. Thla information data, as collected by scouts, will .be tabulated by the for est service of the department of agri culture and placed at the disposal of the government. The government uoes not ask for old black walnut furniture, but only the timber. OUR ALLIES AT HOME. Bav scouts are dolna wonderful serv ice in aiding Uncle Sam In connection with the war. FRENCH BOY SCOUTS BRAVE. A letter to Chief Scout Executive James E. West from Corporal W. F. Bates, Jr., with the American expedi tionary forces In France, Indicates tho boy scouts tho world around aro very much tho same: "Yesterday while on tho road, I met a party of French boy scouts with whom I had a little chat They even shared with me some little biscuits which they hnd for lunch. "Hiking back to their much-bombarded town in the rain, they mado a decided Impression and a very happy one, for I Imagined myself back again for tho moment with my own lads of Troop No. 5 of OU City, Pa. "Sonio tlmo I hopo-to take up tuo work again, with my boys in God's country. Until then It is good to re member the happy days I havo had back homo in camp and on the hike." WHAT THE SCOUT PLAN IS. As a scout tho boy willingly adopts ns renl and vlttil tho universally ac cepted principles of life as set forth in tho scout oath and -law. This effec tively Influences the &oy's nature and character 6 as better to prepare htm for that work which tho church ean best do. A scout promises that upon his honor ho will do his duty to Ood and country nnd obey tho scout law; that ho will help other peoplo, at all times nnd that ho will keep himself physical' ly strong, mentally nwuke, and montHy straight.