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. BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER WORLD'S TENNIS STARS PLAYING AT BOSTON BOCHE SKIPPER'S POOR SPELLING HIS UNDOING u ; Exciting Incident in the Life of Raider Patrol of British v a Navy. SINKING OF THE TU.1RITELLA ,1 ', Wwlfiii f KHmmr Unlon Brooks and Patterson (Australians) in the foreground in an exciting set of doubles against Joliuson and GriiTen at In one of the series of elimination matches preliminary to the gret champloor the courts of the Cricket club, Boston, hip games at Forest Hills. L. L ..'- Brands Alienist As Head Hunter Armstrong Chaloner Will solemn conclave assembled In my suite at the Hotel Brevoort: Greeting. Try to Reform the "Bogus" "Some seven years ago this summer I called an even larger convocation of Laws. Lunacy John said that I was on the war trail of bogus lunacy law throughout the United States and that I was galng to hir a hall In Richmond and hammer on it and talk them to death and write them to death. Well, gentlemen, t hired that hall in Richmond, Va. the Rex picture theater still in full and flourishing operation, and actually talked there twice a month for from one to two years.'" He then explained 'hat he was forced to stop the Sunday night lee tures by the Virginia blue laws'?- and continued : "So . you see, gentlemen of the 'Fourth Estate,' nothing but what the French term force majeure superior force forced me off of the trail of 1 bogus lunacy law. But, wherea 1 trail off a forced be may possibly am on temporarily I cannot, humanly speaking, be kept off a traH. 4nd you may he surprised to hear tuat the Rex lectures of Richmond, Va., will reopen in the auditorium of the Cooper union at 8:15 o'clock, the second Sunday night in November next. Doors open at 7 :45, free gratis." the scribes to meet me in conference on the southern bank of the Potomac, at "Alexandria, Virginia to other KECONC LED WITH FAMILY words, since In those distant days of 1912 the atmosphere of the northern bank of the Potomac was too rich for Been Declared Legally Sane, my blood, my habitat then Having being strict' He Plans Campaign to Obtain ly confined to the .borders of the states of Virginia and North Carolina, In Jury Trial for Those Suswhich two states I had been fonnd by pected of Being Insane. judicial process botli sane and comhew York. Branding alienists as petent "Some twenty newspaper men, rep"head hunters, who, for a price,- will send any man to the madhouse," John resenting the greatest papers of the Armstrong Chaloner, sage of Virginia East, West and South, gathered toand author of "Who's Loony Now?" gether to bear what 1 had to say. I announced the other day his Intention of devoting his life and fortune to fighting "bogus lunacy laws." The campaign which Mr. Chaloner contemplates is designed to bring about national laws which will not only protect lunatics, but also give them a trial by jury before they are committed to institutions. Mr. Chaloner, who was declared sane by Justice Ford of the supreme court, after being exiled from this Their Birth Rate in That Stale CHINAMAN AT WEST POINT Ktate for 25 years, declared that aliea-Ut- s Has Been Increasing are a. menace to society and the Instruments of the "lunacy trust" In 'Alarmitigly."" obtaining the incarceration of wealthy persons so that others may benefit by their being removed. He said his recWORRIED BECOME onciliation with his family was com- WHITIS plete. By the decree of Justice Ford, Mr. Is Most f Cotable In the Fruit Chaloner will have full control of his Condition Yellow Race Now Almost , Sections $2,000,-00property here, valued at about the Placer County Controls This will give him an income Vegetable Industry. of $110,000, which he will use in" hit crusade against the present lun&c ' Sao Francisco, Cal. The birth reclaws. ords of the bureau of vital statistics 9. November Campaign Opens state board of health Mr. Chaloner will open his campaign of the California Indicate that the Japanese population Novemon Union at Cooper Sunday, in the state is increasing at a 'rapid ber 9, when he will deliver a lecture rate From 1906, when the Japanese which will be part of a series that births were 134, they have, increased The winter. the will continue through to 4,219 in 1918. While there title of the series is "The Philosophic steadily is no separate record of tlie Japanese Aspect of Christianity." population, the birth record is taken "When you came back here you as absolute evidence that the number were delighted with New York and of Japanese famines residing in the alHas in it. your stay everything state is steadily increasing. tered your first impression?" he was This increase is most notable in the asked. fruit sections, where the Japanese reMr. Chaloner "Not In the least, have colonized and are now in compeplied. "New York is wonderful and tition with the white fruit grower. The the people are more polite than any- greatest increase is In Los Angeles where I have ever been. I ain county, where, in 1918, there were with the change in the police- 1,329 Japanese births recorded. ' men In the 20 years I have been away. In the Fruit Counties. They are fine, and afways willing to Fresno, Sacramento. San Alameda, There a in way. polite help strangers Santa Clara, all extensive and Joaquin I found that are only two things fruit counties, show a large number of wrong. The telephone system is about births for 1918, but only in the worst in the world and they do Japanese and Senta Clara is there San Joaquin cars." not run enough street increase over the record of 191T, any He Issues Statement ant', in these cases it is only very slight. Mr. Chaloner gave out the following In San Francisco, where the Japanese statement to the newspaper men: population Is admitted to be very ex"Gentlemen of the fourth estate, In tensive, the births in 1918 were only 261, as tigainst 263 in 1917, indicating that the Japanese population had not A Increased to any great extent except Japanese Film Censors durng the last two yeais. This name Kill Thousands of Kisses may be said of the Interior, for the total Increase of Japanese births in the entire state was only 111 more in 1918 The police of Japan did not in 1917. than In like to see kissing public, and, The Japanese births registered in Z. T. Wong of Shanghai is a student therefore, film stars are not perCalifornia from 1900 to 1918 are as fol- In the United States mitted to osculate on the screen. 'military academy lows : at West Point, being the only ChinaIn six months up to March 1 the 1913. . 131 .2,215 man that lias entered there In the 108... police .censors removed 2,350 . 221 1914., .2.874 past two years. 1907... kisses from the films. 455 . 1915., 1908... .3,342 Only one klse was allowed to 682 . 1916., 1909... .3,721 remain. It was a kiss granted . 719 1917., 1910... .4,108 present control nearly 65 per cent of . 995 1918., 1911... .4,219 to Columbus by Queen Isabella the vegetable growing Industry of the 1912... .1,467 In as Toklo only, and was shown Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. the censors delated It before Placer County Folk Alarmed. In some of the elementary schools of "Cothe photoplay permitting The Increase In the Japanese pop- Placer county class after class conlumbus" to appear In the ulation In the state has so alarmed' cer- tains but one or two white children. provinces. tain sections that public meetings have In many others Japanese boys old e Three hundred and been held to discuss means of provid- enough to shave sit In classes with embraces were omitted from ing .against the further encroachment the little girls of tender age. Japfilms, states the Far East. The o the orientals. Such a meeting was anese school children In Placer county were of 2,144 photoplays titles held recently at Newcastle, In Placer boast that 'some day they will have t altered by the censors and 127 county, where it was found that the Japanese governor in California.' " murder scenes were killed. Japanese births were nearly twice the Reel entirely prohibited numnumber of whites In 1918. In 1917 Snake Short Circuits Wires. bered 57. there were 67 Japanese born In Placer N. Y. At Ilaughnoclt Gorge, Ithaca, Most films shown In Japan are county and 119 whites. In 1917 there near this city, a snake crawled to the a and prolarge from America were 93 Japanese and 79 whites and roof of a power houseslipped through In 1918 123 Japanese and 61 whites. a hole portion of them originally conjust above the electrical apor kiss so, Ivan little showing a from paratus, fell ncross two wi rod nni tain Parker, Assemblyman the difference In standard that county, who Investigated the sub- short circuited them. Several village., the East and West were made dark and ject, makes the following statement: snake wai "1 am told that the Japanese at electrocuted. - - Japs Soon Will Crowd California 0. , I I J fifty-thre- be-trt- at another time with and two R's? . And that expression, "Runs for British admiralty." Would an English merchant skipper talk about the British admiralty. Would he not say, "Under admiralty charter," or some such phrase? The signal lamp of the unknown vessel began to scintillate again. "Who are you?" ran the simple O and one R, and a U The signalman closed his shutter on the final word with a snap. There followed a few minutes ot suspense. Then came the answer. "Number One, tell them to stand is the searchlight," said the captain to the first lieutenant. "Signalman, tell him to place his navigation lights." Very promptly In response to the sig nal the lights appeared upon the strange ship. "Now make, 'Remain where you are. 1 will board you at daylight.' " What the Searchlight Revealed. When the distance between the ships had been reduced to about a mile the order was given to switch on the searchlight. The great white streak shot across the sea until It settled oh the mysterious craft. In large letters across her stern ran the legend, London." "I believe I have been fooled aftnr all," said the captain tr. limself. The searchlight also revealed a party shoving off In a boat, presumably con talc Ing the Irate skipper, wanting to know what the blank blank all this buslnef meant, for in the eastern waters they were not accustomed to it. Presently there came a strange voice through a megaphone from the stranger's bridge : "Switch off that damned searchlight." Germans Nearly Fooled the English but message. Were Betrayed When They Spelled There was certainly a directness about the question suggesting a bluff t Aden With a "T" Destroyed old English skipper. the Vessel Themselves. was our "A British ' London. Little by little the world answer. A little later we followed it Is learning some of the romance and up by a peremptory order to the stranexcitement that at times punctuated ger to stop. When the signal Janip the rather prosaic lives of the men who began to flicker again, it seemed to patrolled the seas and kept the ocean show just a trifle of hesitation. traffic lanes open for allied shipping. Night of Suspense. The dangers that lurked In the Arabian His meaning was plain enough. We seas and Indian ocean have been could have ordered him to stop when known in a general way from the too we first sighted him, when we were frequent admiralty reports of ships within rang f the shore batteries, sunk there hy submarines and raiders. and where tfcere were British An episode In the life of a raider lying Just round the corner inside is told by a correspondent of the the harbof. He evidently suspected us London Times, as follows: of being the German raider. All these At the beginning of March, 1917, I merchantmen were In a state of high was in U. M. S. on the Aden nervous tension. The mere fact of bepatrol a dull job, as all patrolling ing ordered to stop was enough to Jqbs are. But we did not pretend to make him run as hard as he could. It be pining for the more thrilling occu- was clear that we could not overhaul pation of searching for the German him. The only question was, had we rMtder Wolf. Her guns could outrange sufficient grounds of suspicion to jus"He seems to be getting a bit ratty. the guus of our little ship, so effectual- tify us in taking steps to compel him I switch off?" Shall we we met her, should to stop? No one cares to go to the ly, that, had The order was given, and darknes probably have been blown out of lie length of firing on a strange merchantprevailed once more. Some minutes sea before we could put a shot any- man in the middle of the night unless later the eastern sky began to glow, where near her, and, frankly, we bad there are grave reasons for doing so. feebly at first, casting a kind of half bo great desire to meet her. And if this fellow was not a British light over the face of the seas a mere About 30 o'clock one evening a sigmerchantman, as he professed, what glimmer in which objects appeared nalman appeared at the wardroom else could he be? He might be the door with a message from the bridge, Wolf? It was at least a possibility. In without shape. Out of this gloom as "From the officer of the watch, sir. that case the prospect of an engage- there arose such a babel of sound to side. us all the Dimly ship's brought on no the starboard bow showing Ship ment opened up visions of a glorious we could discern two boats, one on the lights." death, but little else. port and one on the starboard side of ''Probably an old tramp scared out Wireless messages were sent to the us, both crowded with occupants, who of his wits by these yarns about the other ships of the patrol, stating the were jabbering in some strange tongue Wolf," suggested someone. circumstances, and the position, course like a lot of excited monkeys. "All these merchantmen are going and speed. The first watch was over. Germans. Sank Their Own Ship. about without lights nowadays." The officer who had been relieved had as we came abeam of the Just went ,.;The captain and the navigator dropped Into the wardroom for a we saw a cloud of smoke strange up to the bridge, where they were cigaret before turning In. As he lighted shoot ship up from her, which was followed presently joined by tlie first lieutenant. up he remarked : "I should like to get The moon was nearly full, casting a hold of that old merchant skipper and by the heavy thud of an explosion. Next moment there came another white track across the dark blue car- give him a piece of my mind." thud, and we saw that the pet of the sea. It was the kind of "The question," observed one of the heavy was beginning to sink by the memories a of night that brings back pensive members of the mess, "Is head. We steamed past her and began Thames regatta, of lounging in a whether he would understand your to circle round her at a respectful dispunt, and listening to a good language. They are not all good lin tance, for ships which carry explosives band. To connect such a night with guists." mnv enrrv them In the form of tnrn- It was an observation whJ Gjjjp".o raiders, guns, mines and clearly. Grad,.ally th(l eastern skyDeg!lru quite Impossible; the wliole needed Bmnllfvins. to flush red; the hue was reflected by was setting entirely wrong. were an "If skipper un- the nea, until one could have fancied f The mysterious ship was now two der theyouImpression English that you were be- that the stricken ship was staining the points on our port bow, and about ing chased by a German raider, would waters with her blood. And then we three miles ahead. A thick volume of him to go on chasing you saw a third boat rowing away from smoke pouring from her funnel sug- you expect for two hours without firing?" the wreck in the direction of the other gested that she was in a hurry, or, at officer just relieved from the two. We swung round to return and The sowas not disposed to be all events, pick them up. ciable with us. We had been ambling bridge became meditative. Aden with a "T." As we approached the first two boats Spelled at the along comfortably eight knots; order- was given to increase to ten. "There was something funny," he we realized why we had failed to unThe shutter of our signal lamp beg.-u-i said, "even about that last signal ask- derstand the language. They were full all talking at once, in a to rattle. ing us why we did not stop him at of Chinamen "What ship Is that?" Aden. The signalman tells me that he state of hysterical agitation. We waitfirst spelled Aden with a 't' and then ed eagerly for the third boat. As It Claimed British Registry. drew up alongside one gangway two The signalman had to repeat the corrected it." officers stepped briskly up the ladder, Even the technicalities of a question twice before lie evoked an men, answer. may be fraught with impor- and were followed by twenty-sitance. When a messenger came down each wearing a round blue cap with "Toritella," was the belated reply. we asked from the bridge to say that the ship two black ribbons falling down behind. "What nationality?" on tlie port bow seemed to be drawing Across the front of the cap ribbon whs promptly. in gold letters "Kaiserliche away from us, the captain sent back a printed "British," was the answer.. "What are your signal letters?-- ' was message to the officer of the watch to Marine." We had pot been fooled all. our next question. put on tlie best speed lie coulu. Tlie after The Turritetla's Story. ''J. F. K. L.," came the answer. little ship began to throb with her exThe story of the Turritella is briefly We hunted up the name in Lloyd's ertions, while her funnel grew list, but 'without success. Just before the morning watch the this. She had been captured from t!m "Are you sure you have got his moon went down, and darkness fell Germans early In the war. In Februname right, signalman? Ask him upon the face of the water. It was ary, 1917, she set out from Shanghai evident that we had gained very little, with a Chinese crew and British offagain." "What is your name?" asked the if at all, on the stranger. The captain, icers; she put into Rangoon to pick up patient signalman. This time the mys- leaning over the bridge rail, sang out cargo, and again into Colombo, where she spent some days loading up. She terious stranger expanded volubly. for the signalman. "Make 'If you do not stop I shall left Colombo on Feb. 23, 1917, and four "Turritella, London. Runs for British admiralty, Port Said for orders." days biter walked straight into the fire.' " What manner of ship was this, who jaws of the Wolf. Her I'.ritish officers "Ay, ay, sir." and men were taken aboard the raider spelled her name at one time with an, as prisoners, but the Chinamen remained in her. A German prize crew then took possession of her ; she was U. S. S. ARKANSAS IN THE GATUN LOCKS loaded up with mines and sent off t Aden to lay her eggs just outside the harbor. Her subsequent movements had all been carefully planned to fit in with the program revealed by the ship's papers. On March 0 she woS due in Prim, where she intended to call, looking as innocent ns a Iamb, with her Chinese crew on the upper deck and her German ratings stowed it -A&W below. Thence she wa to proceed to the Red sea to lay more mines, and afterward to rejoin the Wolf at n renman-of-war- ," "Tiie-ritell- men-of-w- pa-trj- pl Tuf-rltel- la - flag-wagg- x red-ho- v. 'lLM, t. ir? dezvous. Could she have carried out this program if she had not happened to fall In with us? There was at least a sporting chance. Her second officer spoke English as fluently as his own language, and without any trace of an accent. He had spent eight years In our merchant service, and had the manners and hearing of an English officer. But the weak spot In the company was evidently the signalman. That signal "Why did you not stop me when I was passing Aden?" was brilliant. It showed real genius. But the signalman completely ruined it by spelling Aden with a "t." "Silk" Made From Sawdust. New York. Experiments conducted by the New York state college of for- estry have resulted In the production from sawdust of "silk" which "looks like silk, feels like silk, but Is cheaper U. S. S. Arkansas in Ihe middle chamber of the Gatun locks of the Panama than silk." Silk stockings, shirtwaist cannl, photographed when the Pacific fleet was passing through the great materials and other articles have bee waterway. produced from the sawdust vnrnn.