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THE DAILY CAPITAL JO' KNAL', SALEM, OREGON. SATURDAY, MAR. 25, 191 R.
V. A Retrieved Refor
mation. r'niyrlght by DoublHlay, Pa ft Co.l
GUAltD came to
the prison shoe
shop, where Jlm
Diy V a 1 e n t lne
arid escorted him
to the front of
fice. There the
Jimmy his par
don, wlihh bad been signed that uiorn
lutr by the governor. Jimmy took
It In a tired kind of way. He bad
nerved nearly ten uionlhs of a four
yc-fir sentence. Ho had- expected to
uMiy only about three months at the
lniLtesL. When a mau with as muuy
friends on the outside as Jimmy Val
enllne tad Is received In the "stir" It Is
1 1 1 1 i-i 1 1 y worth whilo to cut his hair.
"Now, Valentine," said the warden,
"you'll go out In the morning. Brace
up mid make a mini of yourself. You're
ricil a bad fellow at heart- Stop crack
1 1 lit safes and live straight."
"Ale?" saM Jimmy In surprise.
"Why, 1 never cracked a safe In my
lire." . ' ' '
"Oh, no," luugued the warden. "Of
course not. Let's see, now. How was
II you hapeiied to get sent up on that
Nprlnglleld Job? Was It because you
wouldn't prove an alibi for fear of
rouipronilslug somebody In extremely
high loued society? Or was It simply
a case of a mean old Jury that had it
lit for you? It's always one or the
oilier with you Innocent victims."
"Me?" said Jimmy, still blankly vir
tuous. "Why, warden, I never was In
Hl'i-lngneld In my life!".
"fce him back, CrQiiln," smiled the
wilrttcD, "anil fix hltu up with outgo
ing clothes. Unlock; Mm at 7 in the
morning,- and let him come to the bull
pen.- Better think over my advice, Vitl
At a quarter past 7 on the next
morning Jimmy stood In the warden's
oilier olllce. He- had on a suit of the
villainously fitting, readymade clothes
mill a pair of the stiff, squeaky shoe
ti,it the state furnishes- to its dis
charged compulsory guests.
The clerk handed him a railroad
ticket aud the live dollar bill with
which the law expected hliu to rehu
lillilute himself Into good citizenship
and prosperity. The. warden gave him
a cigar and shook hands.. Valentine.
lifC.l', was chronicled on the books
"Pardoned by governor," and Mr
jumps Valentine walked out Into the
IMsregnrdlug the soug of the birds,
the waving green trees anil the smell
of the flowers, Jimmy bended straight
for a restaurant There he lasted the
Unit sweet Joys of liberty In the shape
of a broiled chicken and a bottle of
while wine, followed by a cigar a
Ki'ade belter Ihiin the one the warden
ItiiJ given. III in. From there he proceed
ed leisurely to the depot. Ha tossed a
quarter Jnto the bat of a blind man
alKliig by tlie door and boarded his
liiilii. Three hours net him down lu a
lillle town uear the state line. He
went to the cafe of one Mike Polan
iiii.l shook bauds with, Mike, who was
irtone behind the bar.
"Sorry we couldn't make It sooner,
.lluiniy, nie boy," said Mike. "But we
hud that protest from Spflugtleld to
buck against, and the governor nearly
bulked. Feeling all right?"
Tine," said Jimmy, "(iot my key?"
lie got his key and went upstairs, on
locking the door of a room at the rear.
lOveryllilng was Just as he hud left It
Ha Gaiad Fondly at th Finwt Sat of
Burglar'i Tools In th World.
There on the floor was still Ben Trice's
ciilhir button that bud beeu torn from
that eminent detective's shlrtlxitidwhon
they had overpowered Jimmy to arrest
1'iilllng out from the wall a folding
lied, Jimmy slid back a panel In the
wall anil dragged out a dust covered
Hull case. He opened (his and gazed
fondly nt the ttiic.it set of burglar' a
fools In the east. It was a complete
t. made of Siecaly tempered steel,
the latest designs lu drills, punches,
lirwvs ilnj bits, Jimmies, clumps and
lingers, with two or three novelties. In
vented by Jimmy himself. In which he
fonli pride. Over $UiR they hid cost
Iiloi ( i h ive mule nt , a nla. where
f p5 fib
they uiuk such things for the profes
sion. In half nu hour Jimmy went down
stairs and through the cafe. Ho was
now dressed In tasteful and well fit
ting clothes und carried his dusted aud
cleaned suit case in his hand.
"Clot anything on'" asked Mike Do
"Me?" said Jimmy, in a puzzled tone.
"I don't understand. I'm representing
the New York Amalgamated Short
Snap Biscuit Cracker and Frazzled
This statement delighted Mike to
such an extent that Jimmy bad to take
a seltzer and milk on the spot. He nev
er touched hard drinks.
A week after the release of Valen
tine, 9702, there wag a neat job of
safe burglary done in Richmond, Ind.,
with no clew to the author. A scant
$8d0 was oil that was secured. Two
weeks after that a patented, Improved,
burglar proof safe lu Logansport was
opened like a cheese to the tune of
$1,500 currency; securities and silver
untouched. That began to luterest the
rogue catchers. Then an old fashioned
bank safe In Jefferson City became
active nnd threw out of Its crater tin
.nipt ion of banknotes amounting to
$5,000. The losses were now hlgb.
enough to bring the matter up Sato
Ben Trice's class of work. By compar
ing notes a remarkable similarity In
l lie methods or the burglaries was no
ticed. Ben Trice Investigated the
scenes .of tlio robberies and was beard
"That's Dandy Jim Valentine's auto
graph. TIo's resumed business. Look
at that combination knob Jerked out
us easy as pulllug up a radish In wet
weather. He's got the' only clamps
that can do It And look bow clean
those tumblers were punched out!
Jimmy never has to drill but one hole.
Ves, I guess I wont Mr. Valentine.
He'll do his bit next time without any
short time or clemency foolishness."
Ben Trice knew Jimmy's habits. He
had learned them while working up
the Springfield case, Long Jumps,
quick getaways, no confederates and
;i taste for good society these ways
bad helped Mr. Valentine to become
noted ns a successful dodger of retri
bution. It was given out that Ben
Prlco had taken up the trail of the
.'luslve cracksman, and other people
with burglar proof safes felt more at
One afternoon Jimmy Valentine and
'tis suit case climbed out of the mull
hack In Elmore, a Utile town five miles
off the railroad down In the blackjack
ountry of Arkansas. Jimmy, looking
like an athletic young senior just home
from college, went down the board
ddewalk toward the hotel.
A young lady crossed the street,
passed hliu at the corner and entered
i door over which was the sign "The
Elmore Bank." Jimmy Valentine look
iil Into her eyes, forgot what he was
and became another man. She lower
ed her eyes and colored slightly.
Young men of Jimmy's style and looks
were scarce In F.lmore.
Jimmy collared a boy that was loaf
ing on the steps of the bank as If he
were one of the stockholders and began
to ask It I nt questions about the town,
feeding him dimes at Intervals. By
and by the young lady came out, look
ing royally unconscious of the young
man with (ho suit case and went ber
"Isn't that young lady Miss Tolly
Simpson?" asked Jimmy, with specious
"Naw," said the boy; "she's Annabel
Adams. Her pa owns this bunk.
SVhat'd you come to Elmore for? Is
that a gold watch chain? I'm going
to get a bulldog. Cot any more
Jimmy went to the .Planters' hotel,
registered as Itnlph' D. Spencer and en
gaged a room. Ho leaned on the desk
and declared his platform to the clerk.
He said he had come to Klmore to look
for n locution to go Into business. How
was the shoo business now In the
town? lie bnd thought of the shoe
iiuslnoss. Was there nn opening?
The clerk was Impressed wllh the
clothes and manner of Jimmy. He
himself was something of a pattern of
fashion to the thinly gilded youth of
Klmore, but ho now perceived his
shortcomings. While trying to figure
out Jimmy's manner of tying his four-In-hnnd
bo cordially gave Information.
Yes, there ought to-be a good open
ing In the shoo line. There wasn't nn
exclusive shoe store In the place. The
dry goods and general stores bandied
I hem. Business In all lines was fairly
good. Hoped Mr. Spencer would de
cide to locate In Klmore. lie would
llml It n pleasant town to live lu and
the people very sociable.
Mr. Spencer thought ho would stop
over lu the town n few 'lays and look
iver (he situation. No, the clerk
needn't mil the boy. Ho would carry
up his suit case himself. It was rather
Mr. It.'ifph Spencer, the phoenix that
arose from Jimmy Valentine's ashes
ashes left by Hie tliiinu of a sudden
and alterative attack of love remain
ed In Klmore and prospered. He open,
i.-il n shoe store and secured a good run'
Socially lie was also n success and
made many friends. And he accom
plished the wish of ills heart. He met
Miss Annabel Adams nnd became more
aud more captivated by her charm.
At the end of a year the situation of
Itnlph Silencer was this he had wou
Iho respect of I he community, his shoe
store was nourishing, nnd he nnd An
nabel were engaged to be married In
two weeks. Mr. Adams, the typical,
plodding, country banker approved of
Spencer. Annabel's pride In hint al
most equaled her affection. lie was as
much at home In the family of Mr.
Adams and that of Annabel's mar
ried ulster as If bo were already a
one (Jay Jimmy sat down In tils room
and wrote this letter, which be mailed
to the safe address of one of bis old
friends in St. Louis: '
Dear Old Pal I want you to be nt Sulli
van's place. In Little Hock, next Wednes
day night at 9 o'clock. 1 want you to
wind up fionie little matters for me. And,
also, I want to make you a present of my
kit of tools. I know you'll bo Klad, to get
them you couldn't duplicate tho lot for
a thousand dollars. Say, Billy, I've quit
the old business a year ago. I've got a
nice store. I'm making an honest living,
and I'm going to marry the finest girl on
earth two weeks- from now. It's the only
life, Billy the straight one. I wouldn't
touch a dollar of another man's money
now for a million. After I get married
I'm going to sell out nnd go west, where
there won't be so much danger of having
old scores brought up ngalnst me. I tell
you, Billy, ohe'a an angel.' She believes in
me, and I wouldn't do another crooked
thing for the whole world. Be sure to bo
at Sully's, for I must see you. I'll bring
along the tools with mo. Xour old friend,
On Mouduy night after Jimmy wrote
tbLs letter, Ben Trice Jogged unobtru
sively Into Klmore In a livery buggy.
He lounged about town In Uls quiet
way until he found out What he want
ed to know. From the drug store across
the street from Spencer's shoe store
he got a good look at ItalpU D. Spen
cer. "Going to marry the banker's daugh
ter, are you, Jimmy?" said Ben to him
self softly. "Well, I don't know!" ,
The next morning Jlmnjy took break
fast at tho Adamses. He was going to
Little Bock that day to order his wed
ding suit and buy something nice for
Annabel. That would be the first time
he hud left town since be came to -Elmore.
It had been more than n year
now since those last .professional
"Jobs," nnd lie thought ho could safely
Afler breakfast quite a family party
went downtown together .Mr. Adams.
Annabel, Jimmy and Annabel's married
sister with her two little girls, nged
five nnd nine. They came by the ho
tel where Jimmy still boarded, and lie
ran up to his room and brought along
bis suit case. Then they went on to
the bank. There stood Jimmy's horse
and buggy nnd Dolpn Gibson, who was
going to drive lilm over, to the railroad
All went Inside the high, carved oak
railings Into the banking room. Jimmy
Included, for Mr. Adams' future sou-ln-
law was welcome nnywllere. The
With That Act Ralph O. Spencer
clerks were pleased to be greeted by
the good looking, agreeable young man
who was going to marry Miss Annabel.
Jimmy set his suit case down. An
nabel, whose heart was bubbling with
happiness and lively youth, put oh Jim
my's hat aud picked up the suit case.
"Wouldn't I make n nice drummer?"
said Annabel. "My, Italph, how heavy
It. Is? Feels like It was full of gold
"Lot of nickel plated shoe horns In
there," said Jimmy coolly, "that Tin
going to return. Thought I'd save ex
press charges by taking them up. Tin
getting awfully economical."
The Klmore bank had just put la n
new safe and vault. Mr. Adams was
very proud of It and Insisted on uu In
spection by every one. The vault was
a small one, but It bad a new patented
door. It fastened with three solid steel
bolls thrown simultaneously with a sin
ule handle and had a (lino lock. Mr
Adams beamingly explained lis work
ings to Mr. Spencer, who showed n
courteous but not too Intelligent Inter
est. The two children, May and Agalha.
were delighted by the shining metal
and funny clock and knobs,
While they were thus engaged Ben
Trice sauntered In and leaned on his
elbow, looking casually Inside between
the railings. Ho told the teller that he
didn't want anything; ho was Just wait
ing for a man he knew. '
Suddenly there was n scream or two
from the women and a commotion.
I'lipercelved by the elders, May, the
nine year-old girl, In n spirit of play,
hud shut Agatha in the vault. She li.nl
then shot the bolls and turned the
knob of the combination as she had
seen Mr. Adams do.
The old banker sprang to the handle
ind tugged at It for n moment. "The
door can't be opened," he groaned
"The clock hasn't been wound nor the
Amitha's mother screamed again hys
"Hush!" said Mr. Adams, raising his
trembling hand. "All be quiet for a
moment. Agalha!" he called as loudly
is he could. "Listen to mo." Durliu
the following silence they could Just
hear Iho faint sound of the child wildly
shrieking In the dark vault lu n panic
"My precious darling!" walled the
mother. "She will die of fright 1 Open
the door! Oh, break it open! Can't
you men do something?"
"There Isn't a man nearer than Lit
tle Itock who can open that door," said
Mr. Adams in a shaky voice. "My
God, Spencer, what shall we do? That
child she can't stand It long In there.
There Isn't enough air, and, besides,
she'll go Into convulsions from fright."
Agatha's mother, frantic now, bea
the door of the vault with her bauds
Somebody wildly suggested dynamite.
Annabel turned to Jimmy, ber large
eyes full of anguish, but not yet de
spairing. To a woman nothing seems
quite Impossible to the powers of the
mau she worships.
"Can't, you do something, Italph?
Try, won't you?"
He looked at ber wllh a queer soft
smile on bis lips and in his keen eyes.
"Annabel," he said, "give me that
rose you are wearing, will you?"
Hardly believing that she hcurd him
aright, she uupliiued the bud from the
bosom of her dress and placed It In
Uls hand. Jimmy stuffed It Into his
vest pocket, threw off his coat and
pulled up his shirt sleeves. With that
act Ralph D. Spencer passed away,
and Jimmy Valentine took his place.
"Get away from the door, all of
you," he commanded shortly.
He set ills suit case on the table nnd
opened It out flat. From that time on
he seemed to be unconscious of the
presence of any one else. He laid out
tho shining, queer Implements swiftly
ami orderly, whistling softly to him
self, as he always did when at work.
Iu a deep silence and Immovable the
others watched him as If under n spell.
In a minute Jimmy's pet drill was
biting smoothly Into the steel door.
In ten ' nilmites breaking his own
burglarious record he threw back the
bolts nnd opened the door.
Agatha, almost collapsed, but safe,
was gathered Into her mother's arms.
Jimmy Valentine put on his cont and
walked outside the railings toward the
front (loot'. " As he went be thought he
heard a far away voice that he once
knew call "Ralph!" But he never hes
itated. : "
At the door a big man stood some
what In lil way.
"HelloBen!" said Jimmy, still with
his strange, smile.; "Got around nt
Inst, have you? Well, let's go. I don't
know that It makes much difference
And then Ben Trice acted rather
strangely.' ' , ,
"Guess you're mistaken, Mr. Spen
cer," he said. "Don't believe I recog
nize yoti.-i Your buggy's waiting for
you, ain't It?" '; '
And Ben Price turned and strolled
' Tragio Joking.
Oswald's friends were always on the
lookout for some ruse. He once noti
fied them that on New Year's day he
should get the best of them all lu some
Joke, aud New Year's morning each re
ceived this notice.: "Itemember." Tbey
were ou their guard.
As they were leaving a house where
they had breakfasted Oswald slipped
op the steps and fell on his back on
the sidewalk. Ills friends rushed to
his assistance, but paused before they
"This Is his ruse," some one said.
Clearly the man who was so proud
of his talent for mimicry was bent on
deceiving ttieiu all,. Into thinking him
a dying mau, for he lay tuere moan
ing pitifully, 'his face drawn and twist
ed ns If with terrible pain.
Ills friends stood around and made
Jokes and' puns and bummed lines of
comic gongs, assuring blm all the
while that they were not deceived by
his acting. At last he gave a hoarse,
mournful cry, looked at them sadly
and then ceased to mourn or writhe.
In a never to be forgotten moment of
horror nnd sorrow bis friends realized
that Oswald was dead. "Souvenirs
d'nii Vleiix I.ibrarle."
Fair Exchange, Yet a Robbery.
While. Gustave Dore was nt Ischl
nnd wandering about tho mountains
he became much Interested In a coun
try wedding and sketched It on the
spot. He put tiie sketch Into n book
Into the pocket of his paletot nnd went
back to the hotel to dinner. After din
ner he looked for the sketch. It was
gone. Angry at the theft, the artist
called the landlord nnd made com
plaint, but no trace of the book was
found. From Ischl Dore went to Vi
enna, and there be found n letter and
parcel awaiting hltn. The letter,
which was anonymous, read thus:
"Sir. I stole your book at Ischl. The
sketch was so charming that I could
not resist the temptation of having it
lu my possession, nnd I knew very
well yon would never consent to sell
It to uie. But theft Is neither my
trade nnr my habit, and I beg you to
accept ns a siuivenlr of my crime nnd
my enthusiasm for your talent the
walking stick which will reach you nt
the same time as this letter."
, The cane was one with n massive
gold head, In which was set a gem of
Underclothing made of finely crisped
or grained paper !s manufactured In
Japan. After the paper has been cut
to a pattern the different parts nre
sewn together and licniined, nnd the
places where the buttonholes nre to be
formed are strengthened with calico
or linen.. The paper is very strong and
at the same lime very flexible. After
a garment has been worn n few hours
It will interfere with the perspiration
of the body no more than do garments
made of cotton fabric. The paper Is
not skied, nor Is It Impermeable. After
becoming wet the paper Is dlllleult to
tear. When nn endeavor Is made to
tear It by hand It presents almost as
much resistance as the thin skin for
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, I . -w
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nelly today deiiieil a notion to qi.i.sl1
the murder ititli'.:t:r.i-tit agniust V;i!:am
Orpet, accused of pois ?ii!inj his sweet
heart. Murinn l.av.'.'ivt, nu J tentative
ly set tho case for tr;nl April .'0.
and when it shows
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give help at once.
has been found very helpful
as a tonic and appetizer.
Believes War Is On Tottering
Legs and End Will Come
New York, Mnr. Is.' Wall street lum
shaken oi'f its pessimistic humor and iu
its place taken oil a lit of optimism, ac
companied by a general increase of ac
tivity. This, was due mainly to devel
opments in our foreign relations which,
as usual, seem to control financial op
erations. The situation in Mexico ett
the moment is less serious than at one
time feared, and served to divert atten
tion from our Herman . negotiations
which had been decidedly upon the pub
lic nerve. What the outcome of exist
ing contusion in Meico will be, is be
yond prediction. A long and irritating
struggle may be imminent, and the prin
cipal effect of recent developments
has been to powerfully stimulate the
preparedness movement; the country
being ridiculously unready to carry on
an important campaign even in Mexico,
should that become necessary. As an il
lustration of the division of market op
inion, some stocks, especially munitions,
advanced on the theory that war with
Mexico was prohabio and would be
beneficial to such, issues; while on the
other band certain industrials and rail
roads located within Mexico advanced
upon the theory that efforts now being
made to capture Villa would aid nt least
in a partial resumption of business in
Mexico, and thus lend to their benefit
News of the war from Europe also
created a more favorable impression, in
tlint events of the last few days" sug
gested an earlier termination of the
war. A- lull in our negotiations with
Germany, the strong defense at Verdun
and the resignation of Admiral V011 Tir
pitz, who was probably responsible for
the extreme aggressiveness of subma
rine warfare, nlso exerted a favorable.
erroct. ... '
The Kuropean war is 011 tottering logs
and I anticipate that this summer will
close up hostilities, and that a start for
filial- settlement all ' around . will be
made. None of the big nations-will get
'away with any increased territory. The
only change in that respect will be some
slicing up. of the smaller nations, which
will make 'for n more permanent peace,
when it comes.-Thra war will accomplish
one great result. That is, it will show
that all the nation's involved have put
up an amazing fight, and that the brav
ery of all has been equally creditable
to their colors. None has shown' a
white .feather anywhere. ,. They have.
shown beyond cavil that their -soldiers
and people are made of the same val
iant material as are those of this coun
try, as evidenced in our Civil war, both
North and . iouth alike, . which is our
proud record, and that is convincing
proof, that, thero will never be another
such war. Neither will there be-again,
between the great nations of Kitrope,
another such fight as at present, noT
should there be between other greet na
tions in other parts of the world, .as
the devastating European war makes, it
self-evident that there is nothing to, be
gained in the end from such huge strug
gles compensatory with the sacrifice of 1
human life, destruction . of property,!
general suffering and dreadful misery
entailed thereby throughout the entire
world. And all for whatf , God only
knowsf ' . '
Foreign trade continues "active. Jan
uary exports touchfiT $.131,000,000. or
(i2,0()0.0n0 beyond the same month last
year. Imports for January reached
1S4,000,000. an increase of 62,000,000.
Exports of manufactures more than
doubled and included huge amounts of
war materials. Munition shipments
have been going forward very freely
from New York upon old contracts, and
this movement even if it has reached its
zenith has by no monns approached the
end. Immense quantities of war mater
ial will continue going abroad probably
for months to come; one big contract
for over $90,000,000 of food products
being announced this week. The in
crease of imports is particularly wel
come, inasmuch ns it tends to restore
a more normal balance in our foreign
trade and to prevent another crisis in
sterling exchange. Enormous quantities
of munitions are going to England and
France, while Russia and Italy are also
big buyers. Neither England nor France
are in a position to pay for these pur
chases in merchandise, consequently the
governments of theso nations are dis
couraging imports by promoting thrift
and economy in things unnecessary.
Securities arc being returned in larger
sums than generally supposed, primar
ily to aid in financing the war; but
these help liquidate foreign indebted
ness to the United States.
Commodity prices continue soaring
upwards. Bradstreet 's index number 011
March 1. stood at li."700, a rise of IS
per cent within n year, nnd 31 per cent
since the war begun. London's index
figures indicate n rise of about 2S per
cent within the year. The greatest ad
vances in the I nited Mates were in
metals, drugs, chemicals, textiles and
oils, while singularly enough tho rise in
food products has been slight and in
sonic instances prices are actually lower
than a year ngo. The war is, of course,
the prime factor iu rising prces; is
hnusted supplies, high freights. tnff'ic
congestion, scarcity uf labor, redundant
money, expansion of credit, tride reviv
al and other factors having nil con
tributed to the present phcnnmennl nd
vunces. Whether the limit has been
reached or not, is pmlilemntical. The
speculative fever has been thoroughly
aroused, and us long as demand con
tinues active and money cheap and
plentiful, it will be difficult if not im
possible to hold prices down. War and
cheap money are almost irresistible in
fluences, although it may be noted that
in a number of cases, specially in the
steel and textile industries, transactions
and new enterprises have been postpon
ed 011 account of buyers being un
willing or unable to pay high current
prices; while in the present st:-.te of
optimism sellers are equally indisposed
Growing optimisu prcndos home
business circles. Trade is active in
nearly nil lines, and values are upon
sn nfcen.liiig scale. tJank clearings nt
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all the lending states of the United
States continue to run about 50 per cent
ahead of last year, activity beinij much,
greater in the eastern and middle states
than in the west. , Railroad traffic is
still very heavy. ..With the approach
of spring greater activity in this diree
tion is to be anticipated. . Railroads are
operating under more favorablj condi
tions and net results are decidedly bet-'
ter than a, year. ago", in the fourth! week
of -February,. 39 roads., reported groos
earnings of $ l(j,500j000; an. increase of:
dfl nO OOfl .itai lha anmA mnalr a vao
ago, or nearly 40 per cent. Many indus- .
trinltt are alufv rininir a V0rv lnra" hiisi .
ness, particularly those engaged in the
manipulation of raw materials;"" ami
large profits and increasing dividends
appear to be the order of the day. Tin?
leadership of the steel, industry is un
GAE TWO HENRY CXEWH .. ...
questioned for reasons generally under
stood. Orders running into 1917 . ar
beipg. placed at top prices, and th in
dustry is f acing both a shortage of ma-.
terials and a scarcity of labor, making
it impossible to give reBable forecasts.
The textile trade is also very active,
and a hopeful feeling prevails in' all de
partments, TCgardless of war conditions. "
Onthe stock exchange thevo was in-
creascu, activity, .ovuid.vi iui mi
lid made. striking advances. . Tradinff
was encouraged by : divergencies rf op
inion and the more hopeful news reguM
ing our relations with Germany And
Mexico. Tho favorable conditions refer- '
red to above in the" domestic trade also
exerted a stimulating effect, particular
ly in the ..steel shares, United States
steel acting, as a good market , leader-
itaiirona snares are. .no receiving in
creased attention ..from investors be
cause of their improved financial condi
tion. .Politics were temporarily forgot
ten, the success of the president in over- '
coming opposition, to nfs foreign policy
being decidedly beneficial. , The war
remains the controlling factor, in the
financial situation,, and continued &p
nlicntinns for funds to carry on the war
from foreign countries are exr-ecf."d.
Negotiations have been going on to Ihi
its are likely to be .'granted from time
to time Jo Great Britain and France,
and possibly to Russia and. Italy; this
form of financing finding greater favor
on this side of the Atlantic, than bond
: a Im. tnr 7'-;ftfinnnn in fnn-
ada will soon be, forthcoming. . ,
. . HENRY CLEWS. .
One of Saskatchewan
I aaIato To Awoctaii
. Seattle, Wash., Mar. 24. I' U. jev
lin, former member of the t'a-ikutche-wan
parliament, is lodged in the coun
ty jail here today in connection witU
a recent alleged miBapproptie.lion of
$52,000 from the provincial toi fund.
Three .other former parliament mem
bers are being held for alleged euM.isicn
in Canada. Another anspcr.t, n wetlthy
banker, is still being sought.
Devlin was arrested Th i 'iliy night
at Pilc.huck, in Skagit county, where he
is said to have been employe.! by the
Parker-Bell Lumber. company, lie was
living on a secluded ranch in the foot
hills. Inspector of Polico Fisher, of Saskat
chewan, assisted by deputy sheriffs
from Seattle made the arrest
Bobby Gilkes, the veteran scout of
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U1P lNl'W 1 Ul IVS, allU MB3I.HI1III l 'M
Kelley, is making a tour of the various
major league camps getting a line on
the players on whom waivers may be
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