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HARDING TO FIRE WASTERS
Rigid Economy Is Demanded by Chief
at "Business" Meeting.
Everts of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
The Kansas law creating a state
industrial relations court was declar
ed unconstitutional by the supreme
court Monday insofar as it attempted
to fix wages in packing houses.
Seven dead, many reported missing,
thousands homeless and property loss
exceeding $5,000,000 was tho known
toll Tuesday night of floods which
have sent virtually every stream in
Kansas to the highest stage in years.
The French budget deficit of 3,750,
000,000 francs is turned into a sur
plus of nearly 900,000,000 francs, and
Cited as comparing favorably with the
American and British budgets, in tho
final report of the senate's finance
After a controversy of 25 years'
standing the general assembly of the
Canadian Presbyterian church voted in
favor of amalgamating with the Meth
odist and Congregational churches of
the dominion. The vote was 420 to
William A. Pinkerton, in an informal
discussion of the causes of crime in
Buffalo, N. Y., advocated the whipping
post and the pillory for the houso bur
glar and "stick-up" man and declared
against systems of parole and inde
Two thousand relative and friends
of cadets thronged about the battle
monument on Trophy point, overlook
ing tho Hudson river at West Point,
N. Y., Tuesday and witnessed the
graduation of tho 201 cadets who com
posed the West Point class of 1923.
Dispatches to Jugo-Slav news
papers Wednesday report the ex
istence of a Itat of civil war through
out tho greater part of Bulgaria. Form
er Cabinet Ministers Oboff and DOU
pa ti noff are said to have been killed
during an engagement with revolu
Scott Stalker of Pocatello, Idaho,
waB drowned and T. H. Moffett of
Cleveland, ()., narrowly escaped
drowning when a canoe in which they
had started for Portland, Or., cap
sized In the Howl and Pitcher rapids
of the Spokane river near Spokane,
Tea sturdy German girls, who ad
mitted that they had come to tills
country looking for tall, strong hus
bands with a little money, arrived In
New York, Monday on tho ltoyal Mail
line steamship Orca. They were bound
for New Haven, tho seat of Yale uni
versity. Their ages rango from 10 to
Drastic Mam legislation .for tho
Control Of firearms as a means of
checking tho steadily growing Homi
cide rate was urged by the Spectator
of New York, an Insurance periodical,
Wednesday In making public Homicide
statistics for 1922, which showed a
slaying rate in 28 of tho largest cities
of nine for each 100,000 of population.
Department of justice officials in
dicated Tuesday that the government
will appeal to the supreme court from
I lie decision of tho United States cir
cuit court of appeals at St. Paul which
permits consolidation of the Southern
Pacific and Central Pacific railroads.
That the decision has left confusion
in its wake as it affects Interpretation
of the Sherman auti trust act and the
transportation act was manifest and
If for no other reason than to clear
the situation on vital points of that
laws. It is onfldoutly expected that
the department will note an appeal.
Discovery of a simple but effective
cure for infantile paralysis, that dread
scourge which has baffled medical
science, lias been made by a Chicago
woman, who prefers to retain her an
onymity. Her treatment has been
tried out with marked success at the
Northwestern university medical
school and lias been adopted by the
Visiting Nurse association. The do-
lea consists of a large tank, partly
filled with tepid water ami equipped
with a circular bench around tho In
side. The crippled children merely sit
for Hours with their feet and legs Im
mersed In the woter, while they prac
tice wiggling (heir toes. Tho little
patients take to tho treatment Heartily
and the results have been highly sat
Washington, D. C. Confident that
the government will finish the 12
month period ending June 30 with a
surplus of $200,000,000, President Hard
ing told government officials at a
"business" meeting Monday that he
expected greater economies to be ef
fected during the next fiscal year.
The policy of "economy with ef
ficiency," he asserted, must be pressed
further for the benefit of the tax
The executive, taking official no
tice of reported attempts by some of
ficials to influence congress to grant
larger appropriations than recommend
ed by the budget bureau, warned
Bgalnat repetition of such activities.
Departing from his prepared address
anil shaking his finger emphatically
at his audience, lie announced lie was
ready to give consideration to recom
mendations for tho discharge of of
ficials who urged congressional com
mittees to go beyond the budget fig
ures in appropriations.
"I do not hestitate to say," Mr. Hard
ing declared, "that a repetition of the
acts of any government officer before
congressional committees in urging ap
propriations in excess of the budget's
recommendations will be regarded as
sufficient reason to cause the giving of
consideration to the severance of such
fflciall from the government service."
The president's determination to
enforce the program of keeping gov
ernment expenditures within income
was reflected in a speech by Brigadier-
(;. in nil Lord, director of the budget,
who, speaking also at the meeting,
said lie had asked the president to
discharge one official who had In-
strut led his subordinates lo spend all
money available to their bureau before
July 1. The official, General Lord de
clared, sent telegrams to his field serv
ice employes, urging them to let no
appropriation lapse at the end of the
fiscal year, when unexpended funds
revert to tho treasury general fund.
General Lord made a plea for a stop
ping or wastage in government opera
tions, the small as well as the large,
for both kinds, he said, were equally
important in any program of retrench
ment of expenditures.
The president characterized tho ef
forts of the government "business"
organization toward retrenchment as
epochal. He said that the benefits
accruing were not all directly shown
and pointed to the adoption by many
slates of federal standards and meth-
ds as proof that the policy of econ
iniy in government was being carried
UTther'by the example of the federal
overnment. ah of this, the executive
asserted means government at less ex
pense to those who pay the bills.
ETNA SP0UNITG HOT LAVA
Home. -Mount Etna, in violent erup
tion Monday was laying waste the sur
rounding countryside, said dispatches
which reached the mainland.
tireat rivers of molten rock, pour
ing down the steep sides of the moun
tain from numerous fissures, were
overwhelming all before them and the
militants of the surrounding settle
ments were fleeing In despair while
crops and homes were disappearing
under the hissing flood.
The main crater of Etna, after the
fitful displays of the last week, sud
denly opened up at midnight Sunday
with a noise like the firing of a thous
and cannon. There were subterranean
rumblings, flames shot to the sky and
the populations of the little towns
about the base of the cone fled to the
Five great cracks opened in the
northeastern side of the mountain and
from these mouths, sc. oral kilometers
from the old crater, came streams of
Thousands of tons of rocks and
ashes were hurled to a Height of 30
to till feet from both the old and new
craters and the lava streams, advanc
ing on a frontage estimated at 500
yards, laid waste tho vineyards and
forests in their paths and progressed
at a speed of a mile and a quarter an
Pole Flight Given Up.
Christiana. Captain Itoald Amund
sen Has abandoned his proposed flight
across the North Pole b) airplane, n
was announced Monday afternoon by
the Norwegian minister of defense.
'I he minister received n message from
I. eon Amundsen, brother of Koald,
reading: "Just received the following
telegram, dated Norwich, Alaska:
'Trial flight held May 11. Result very
unsatisfactory. Sorry forced abandon
proposed flight. Have written.'"
FRENCH MAY CLOSE If
ri nTnnirn i n nmin ii4
AUIUhltb IN nUnn
Germans Given Warning by Oc
PURPOSE TO COLLECT
Plan to Take Control of Coal, Coke
and All Haw Material Sup
plies Is Announced.
Dusseldorf. Plans to take control
of the coal and coke and raw material
supplies of all the factories in the
Ruhr were announced Saturday at
French headquarters here. The oc
cupation authorities decided to adopt
this method to enforce payment of the
coal tax which all except a few of the
smallest plants have heretofore re
fused to pay.
General Degoutte, the allied commander-in-chief,
issued a decree an
nouncing the military's intention to
take charge of all overhead Cunvey
ors and all rail lines leading from the
coal mines to the factories. The
French and Belgians will post guards
along all such lines, and whenever a
plant director refuses to pay the coal
tax to the occupational authorities his
supplies of coal, coke and raw mater
ials will be immediately cut off, thus
causing the shutdown of the plant as
soon as its stocks are exhausted.
The Krupp works at Essen, employ
ing 52,000 men, and the Stinnes works
at Mueiheim, with 40,000 men, will be
among tho establishments affected.
indebtedness Issue Bought Up
Washington, D. C. The treasury de
partment announced Sunday night
that it had accepted subscriptions
totaling $189,833,500 to the latest
issues of indebtedness. A total of
$342,402,000 was subscribed but the
treasury's requirements for the next
few months permitted the amount of
cash offers taken to be held close to
the original estimate of $150,000,000.
Secretary Mellon, however, decided to
accept all subscriptions for which
matured securities were offered in
payment. These amounted to $38,344,
000. Closing of the issue of certificates
which matures December 15 and bears
4 per cent interest, marks the con
clusion of tho treasury fiscal opera
tions for this finance year, and in ail
probability nothing will be done In the
way of new financing before the mid
dle of September.
Kite Flier, 76, Is "Hero."
Jamaica, L. I. James A. Poulson
of Jamaica, the 76-year-old kite en
thusiast, who became famous over
night and won the annual Jersey City
kite flying contest by sending his
llxll-foot rocket 2Ms miles into the air
Saturday, was being congratulated for
his extraordinary accomplishment.
Poulson is the boys' hero now and
the ease with which he sends his kite
high above the rest is still an awe
inspiring mystery to them. Out in
Jersey City and in Jamaica the hoys
consider Poulson the eighth wonder
of tho world. Poulson, however, did
not become famous by accident. He
has been flying kites for CC years.
Uig Kansas Bank Shut.
Wichita, Kan.- The American State
bank, one of the strongest state banks
In Kansas, closed its doors early Mon
Coney Island is Raided.
Coney Island, N. Y. Determined to
rid Coney Island of Its week-end pa
jamu parties and gambling seances
this summer, two score detectives and
patrolmen in a series of raids Sunday
arrested more than 150 men and wo
men. Magistrates McCloskey and
O'Nell spent most of the day in police
court accepting pleas of guilty and im
Two hotels and dozens of seaside
bungalows were raided. Eighty-one
men and women were taken in rooms
$8 Increases to $55.
New York. - An $S savings bank de
posit, made in Boston during the 1S73
panic, by George G. Kelton, 67, a re
tired manufacturer and politician, has
grown, after several reassignnients to
a fund of $55, which Kelton Saturday
made over to his grandson, Gail Kelton,
6, of Brooklyn, to grow up with. If
Gail leaves it intact for 90 years more
he will have a sizeable bank roll.
Soviet Envoy It Named.
Tokio Adolph A. Joffe, represent
ing the Russian soviet government,
The bank was closed Has been appointed plenipotentiary for
Demon Woman Shopper's Home
Found to Be Warehouse of
following discovery of the defalcation'
of $1,500,000 by Phillip A. Drumm,
cashier, the Wichita clearing house an-nounced.
the preliminary "conversations" with
the Japanese government for the pur
pose of re-establishing relations be
tween the two couutrles.
Galion, O. Shopping of one kind or
mother Is a habit shared by the fe
nale of the species the world over,
jven with the poorer sisters whose ob
jessiou for the beautiful is gratified
from the outside "window-shopping!"
Witli Mrs. Emma Lee, however, It
aas even more it was her very life.
It was her great solace that had Its in
;eptlon many years ago, shortly after
her honeymoon in the late '80s. It was
the old, old tragedy of a young bride
ihose love story ended prematurely,
eld residents here say. After a divorce
her husband, H. D. Lee, now said to
be a multimillionaire of Kansas City,
Mo., went westward to seek his for
tune. When Mrs. Lee died last month her
old home on Main street proved a
veritable warehouse wherein were
stored hundreds of unopened boxes of
candy, baby carriages, a small piano,
never unpacked; 90 washtubs, a thou
sand pairs of mittens, unworn; hun
dreds of plants long since wilted, ar
tificial flowers, a large box full of $20
goldpieces, $10,000 in government
bonds and thousands of dollars in
cither securities secreted in mattresses,
under the bed, under the stove, in
cubbyholes, behind wallpaper, and
other articles galore, including tine
toilet waters nnd toothbrushes.
Sold Houses to Shop.
During Mrs. Lee's 30 years of grati
fying her Intense passion for shopping
she was wealthy disposition of her
constant and enormous purchasings
wus not known, nor the real total
dreamed of until the day after she suc
cumbed to burns sustained when she
fell against the kitchen stove.
Every room In her large home, sev
eral outbuildings nnd two other build
ings in a business block here are bulg
ing with articles, Including gems, the
accumulations of her shopping, indul
gence In which having been her only
diversion since her romance wus shut
tered. Administrators of her estate roughly
estimated at $75,000 the value of this
The only clenr space in the score of
rooms in her home or the storehouses
Is a narrow strip five feet deep In her
bedroom on nn upper floor and an
equally small space on the lower floor
occupied by the stove on which she
prepared her meals.
About ten years ago Mrs. Lee's shop
ping mania became so acute that she
disposed of much valuable property
nnd used thousands of the proceeds to
gratify her craze. She extended her
shopping pilgrimages to nearby cities,
including Sucyrus and Mansfield,
where, of course, she was very popu
lar among the merchants, some of
whom frequently filled nn entire truck
for delivery of her purchases In n sin
gle day. She nlso loaded herself down
personally with as much as she could
struggle under. The very touch of Her
purchases seemed to delight her.
On one occasion Mrs. Lee was at
tracted by cabbage plants tit a local
store and purchased every one, about
twenty dozen. Two days later she re
turned nnd bought a similar number,
all that were in the store. (In delivery
of tills second order the first Diantl
were seen on window sills, In corners
and on steps, nil wilted.
Candy Boxes Everywhere.
Among her queerest buying fads
was candy. More than 400 boxes,
some evidently bought in the last cen
tury nnd all unopened, were found In
a total of a ton weight. Gloves and
mittens by the gross und thousands of
newspapers she w as never seen to read
she stored, too, everywhere.
Diamonds, especially earrings and
fine old cameos tliat were all the rege
on her bridal day, lay here and there
in the queer collection. Rugs luy four
und live deep on the floors, while
scores were stacked in the attic and
cellar among the ninety washtubs.
She sometimes bought all the cut
glass nnd china in a local store. Some
times all the watches and spectacles in
Sirs. Lee, who died ict seventy-five,
was the daughter of the late William
Colborn, a pioneer merchant, from
whom she inherited her wealth. She
had frequently expressed tho desire to
make a will, naming several friends,
and had gone so far as to consult law
yers, but always wound up by defer
ring It, because, ns she said, "I'm not
ready to die yet."
She was a member of the Church of
Christ and the Women's Relief corps
Legal for Washington
Women to Wear Trousers
Olympla, Wash. Women In tills
state may wear trousers when and
where they please, according to n rul
ing of the attorney general. The de
cision came when the town marshal of
Zniah became exasperated over the
"carrying on" of some of the fem
inine population of that orchard
town. He said he objected to the
parading of Zillah's streets by women
attired in trousers, but as his author
ity was derided he appealed to the
state's attorney to stop the practice.
"Women have their rights, let 'em
wear 'em," was the judicial reply. In
the fruit-growing sections of the
Northwest women have generally
been accustomed to donning trousers
wlien assisting In the harvest.
FOR TOBACCO COURTESY
Frederick A. De Pilis of New York
has just started a campaign for cour
tesy among tobacco users, to "beat the
tobacco Yolsteads to it." Mr. De Pills
has adopted a courtesy creed of ten
commandments as formulated by the
League of American Smokers. II 's
not whnt you smoke; but how, when
and where you smoke, lie says. The
creed calls for the smoker to refrain
from smoking In all places where it is
prohibited, in passenger elevators, In
crowds where other people are unable
to escnpe the fumes, in the presence
of ladles or In other persons' homes
or rooms when not granted specific
permission and assurance that it is
not offensive; and from giving tobacco
to growing boys or girls.
Dog Leads Child, Lost
in Forest, to Friends
Everett, Wash. Bernard Marsolals,
nine-year-old son of Alex Marsolals of
Sultan, became separated from com
panions on a hike and, having hist the
trail, directed his dog to go Home. The
clog led the way nnd the boy followed
all night through the timber. He had
Just reached a trail when found.
Urge MeseiuHras to '
Architecture, It Is Declared,
Should Be Given Place in
Washington. Museums are now
urged to collect doors, stairways, and
even entire houses, to add to their
collections. Architecture, so archi
tects believe, should be given a place
In the galleries of our museums as
the mother of the arts and as the art
which most vitally concerns our daily
Such exhibits would enable the pub
lic not only to become acquainted with
examples of the best American design
and construction, but also to absorb
the fundamentals of good taste In
architecture. Students of the build
er's art would have a dependable
source of Information nnd inspiration
for their work. The tine things that
have been done by American builders
in the past would be remembered
more substantially than by vague
As it Is, the most beautiful old por
tico or hand-carved mantelpiece
serves Its purpose and then Is usual
ly scrapped without any sentiment be-
Shipping Board's Big Oyster Bed
Tbre feundreu barrels of oysters were removed from ih.- bvttum at the
Halted States shipping board steamer Durango when she- vt,s drjrincSwd at
Mobile recently. She bad been !:ng Idle In the harder t 1'ensaCOla. Ft, The
photograph shows the httgC proj oiler cohered with oysters.
ing wasted over Its artistic signifi
cance. Occasionally, a building with an in
teresting past is rescued from a sal
vage company. A historic house in
the path of a city's building progress
arouses some patriotic society to In
dignation. The society dashes to the
rescue, stirs up public sentiment, and
raises funds to save another historic
shrine for America.
Famous Mansion Lost.
But even a very famous house may
not survive such a campaign. The
Francis Scott Key mansion In this
city, a place regularly sought out by
tourists, was razed after an unsuc
cessful attempt to save it for poster
ity. And any house Without a highly
significant background stands prac
tically no chance whatever of arous
ing popular Interest.
All this seems unfortunate to archi
tects, who believe that the public bus
learned to associate historic impor
tance with architectural merit.
Here is a single Illustration of these
points: Two houses stood side by
side on Lafayette square, one brown
stone with garish interior, and the
other a line example of pure type.
Both are gone to make room for the
National Chamber of Commerce head
quarters now being erected.
The passing of the brownstone at
tracted a preat deal of attention be
cause Daniel Webster had lived there.
The other house with its simple front
and Its tumbling wistaria vines had
a limited appeal nnd no publicity.
There was a scramble for a cast-iron
dog, an ornate lantern, and some over
carved mantels in the brownstone.
The colonial entrance of the neighbor
ing bouse was dismantled, one man
buying the column shafts without
bot baring to acquire the capitals.
To see a beautiful obi doorway like
this torn to pieces a id sold as so
much lumber is to the designer of!
buildings as tragic as though a faded
painting by n master should he
scraped of its paint In order that the i
canvas might be used to patch a Bail.
All Cannot Be Saved.
Of course It Is out of the question
to preserve ull good work. It Is mere
ty proposed that some carefully se-'
lected exhibits should h acquired to i
represent architecture in the art col-1
lections of the great museums and to !
focus attention on the good nnd bad
In building art.
There are exhibits of this sort In
Salem, Mass., and la New York city, j
and a national collection In Washing
ton is now under roturi deration In con
nection with the national gallery of
the Smithsonian Institution.
The nation) eupitn! hits In the past
neon the scene of n large :;mnher of
itchttectural tragedies. In each dec
ade of the city's history striking resi
dences have ben built by statesmen
and society leaders. Now, each yeai
! seeing the destitution of more and
more of these old homes. Even
houses in sections supposed to be
safely residential are being swept
i way to make room for apartment
houses and office buildings. I