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LABORITES WIN IN ENGLAND
OF CURRENT WEEK
'New Government First in History of
Country Asquith Supports.
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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Dr. Maurice Francis Egan, ex-minister
to Denmark, died at his home in
ISrooklyn late Monday.
The democratic national convention
will be held at New York city begin
ning Tuesday, June 24, following the
republican convention at Cleveland
Discovery of a serum for scarlet
fever was announced Tuesday night
by Dr. A. H. Doches, assistant profes
sor of medicine at the College of
Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia
Permission to build 32 miles of rail
road from Crano to Iiurns in tlio Oro
gon timber section was granted the
Oregon-Washington ltailroad & Navi
gation company Tuesday by the inter
state commerce commission.
Tlio new soldiers' bonus measure
was introduced in tho senato Monday
by Senator Copeland, democrat, New
York, who proposed to pay $1.25 for
each day of active service. Ilo esti
mated tho entire cost at about $1,500,
000,000. Albeit U. Fall, former secretary of
tho interior, who was the center of an
attack over tho leasing of tho Teapot
Dome naval oil resorvo in tho senate
Tuesday by Senator Caraway of Ark
ansas, is ill at a New Orleans hotel
and unable to receive visitors.
Judgo Jacob Trieber Tuesday in
structed a jury in United States dis
trict court in Jonesboro, Ark., to rs
turn u verdict of not guilty in tlio case
of Dr. Mary E. Lococq, practitioner of
tho Abrams method of diagnosis, who
had boon charged with using tlio mails
Kam.say MacDonald, English parlia
mentary labor leader and probably
the next prime minister, in a niiiarli
able speech in tho houso of commons
Tuesday declared for a foreign policy
that will restore tho influenco of Great
llrituin in Europe in favor of poace
A word chosen from more than 25,
000 suggestions as the one best calcu
lated to "stab and nwako tho con
science of tho lawless drinker," was
announced in lloston by Deloovare
King of (juincy, who offered a Drift
of $200 for tho most suitable epithet.
Tho word Is "scoffluw."
Congress, faced with tho task of
evolving a method of aiding the farm
er, received Tuesday another proposal
to add to the list already in band
when the McN'ary llaugen bill, pro
posing a $200,000,000 federal ugrlcul
turnl export corporation, was intro
din ed In the senate anil house.
Tho 12,000 workers In district No.
2fi In Nova Scotia of the United Mine
Workers of America walked out Tues
day. Nlue thousand of them uult be
cause of tho failure of wage negotia
tions, followed by the llritlsh Empire
Si eel corporation's 20 per cent cut in
the scale and 3000 others struck in
Drastic measures to meet tho finan
cial crisis caused by the abrupt plunge
of the franc were taken by tho cabinet
Tuesday tho must momentous mens
uro affecting Internal affairs decided
upon by the I'oincnro government
since It assumed power. Tho steps
announced were: A 20 per cent in
crease In all tho French tax rolls, ef
Four years of national prohibition
have brought happiness into thou
sands of American homes, helped
solve unemployment problems, in
creased consumption of home-made
products, lengthened terms of oduca
(ion and cleaned up "Main street."
Prohibition Commissioner llaynes de
clared Tuesday night on tho eve of
tho fourth anniversary of constitu
The American Lotion executive
committee after setting September U
to 19, inclusive, as the dates for the
1924 national convention to bo held In
St. Paul, Wednesday started an ng
fi, sslve campaign in support of ad
justed compensation for world war
veterans and went on record us op
posed to tho substitution of ordinary
London. The conservative govern
ment, headed by Stanley Baldwin, met
defeat in the houso of commons Mon
day night and for the first time in the
history of England a labor government
will probably take office.
The labor amendment to the ad
dress in reply to the speech from the
throne introduced in the house by
John Robert Clynes, deputy leader of
the parliamentary labor, on January
17, was adopted by a vote of 328 to
256, J. Ramsay MacDonald, the labor
leader, himself moving closure, which
was agreed to.
Tho amendment reads:
"lie it our duty respectfully to sub
mit to your majesty that your ma
jesty's present advisers have not the
confidence of the house."
The labor party had the support of
Herbert K. Asquith, former premier
and leader of the united liberals.
Premier Baldwin will present his
resignation to the king and the king
will summon J. Ramsay MacDonald to
form u new government.
For a prime minister about to suffer
extinction Mr. Baldwin was in excel
lent vein. Remarking that labor was
about to be put into office by the
votes of a progressive party, which
elicited liberal cheers, he created
roars of laughter by turning the tables
"Yes, but progress is not necessarily
forward," and then quoted figures
showing tlio gradual diminution of
strength of the liberals In the com
mons from 37G in 190G to 115 in 1922,
"And you only got bigger numbers
at the last elections by appealing to
the voters to keep the socialist party
Mr. Baldwin, in his speech, took the
solo blame for the protectionist policy,
Which he believed would solve the un
employment problem. He paid his
respects to ex-Premier Asquith, leader
of the united liberals, who had turned
the support of that party to the labor
ilis, by comparing Mr. Asquith with
";ui obstetrician about to bring a child
into the world with tho intention to
smother it should it fail to meet his
expectations," and declared: "I think
infanticide is worse than suicide."
HIS government, lie said, had been
accused of committing suicide, but, he
exclaimed, "there are worse crimes
The prime minister predicted that
tho future lay between the conserva
tives and the labor party, and to ring
ing ministerial cheers ho added:
"Do we look like a beaten party?
we are ready to take up tho challenge
from any party whensoever and by
whomsoever it is thrown down."
In his general remarks about labor's
policy Mr. MacDonald declared that
socialism had no hard and favored
doctrines. Tho man or nation that
found an easy way to lay hands on
capital for any purpose except specific
economic purposes, in his belief, was
going into bankruptcy.
IN U.S. TERRITORY
Federals Allowed to Go Through
Commander and 1500 Men Expect to
Ite-enter Own Country by Way
of El Paso, Texas.
China's Downfall Laid to Mali Jongg.
Chicago, 111. Muh Jongg is respon
sible for tho present corruption in
China, the Rev. George Stens, a mis
sionary In China for 30 years, declared
Sunday at St. Mary's mission houso at
TVchny, HI., where ho Is studying
American educational methods.
"The bandits who rob at night in
China gamble at man Jongg by day,"
he sad. "Covernment officials sit
through tho night playing with offi
cers, employes and underlings in of
fice. They lose in tho end. Their
regular duties uro neglected, and when
it comes to paying their losses they
resort to nil kinds of rascality.
"In China there Is a saying that the
victim of the habit can no longer be
trusted. I know men and women in
China who have lost their entire pos
sessions playing this game. There are
few games so contagious and 1 am
sorry to see it getting such a hold in
Train Service Crippled.
Louden -Although the strike in
augurated at midnight Sunday night
by the members of the Associated So
eieties of Locomotive Engineers and
Vlronion has failed thus far to tie up
the country's rail communication,
enormous inconvenience has been
caused to nil classes throughout the
country. In London the situation was
aggravated in the afternoon and night
by a steady downpour of rain. It is
difficult at present to ascertain to
what extent the strike is affecting the
general train services.
Naco, Ariz. While hundreds of citi
zens of Mexico and tho United States
looked on Sunday afternoon, Mexican
federal troops crossed the internation
al boundary at this little town, en
trained in special cars waiting for
them, and began their journey to
There was no demonstration. Fif
teen hundred Mayo Indians made up
the command. Ceneral Jesus Maria
Aguirre, in charge, hoped to effect a
crossing of the border at El Paso,
Tex., under cover of darkness.
In their trip to Juarez, the Mexican
soldiers will cross portions of the
states of Arizona and New Mexico.
The troopers eventually will be sent
to Jalisco, Coahuila, where tho forces
of President Obregon are battling to
quell the revolution.
A special train of the El Paso &
Southwestern railway carried the
troops. It left Naco at 1:15 o'clock.
United States immigration guards
are accompanying the troops to El
Paso. Phssage of the Mexican sol
diers into the United States was ac
complished in the presence of United
States immigration authorities. It was
a long, tiresome process. Each sol
dier was required to register his name
as he entered the United States. More
than four hours were required to in
spect and register the entire contin
gent. The Mexican officials desired to
send the troops across in a body, but
American immigration officers ex
plained this was impossible.
Most of the train which carried the
troops was composed of freight cars,
the officers riding ahead in coaches.
Fifty cars were assigned for the trans
portation of the soldiers and 12 cars
for equipment. The officers occupied
tho remaining two cars that made up
Mexican officials announced 500
additional troopers will arrive in Naco
from southern Souora in a day or two,
but the exact time of the arrival was
uncertain, they said.
ON LOGS TARGET
Washington, D. C. Attorney-General
Daugherty has reversed the tariff
commission in its first report to the
president under flexiblo provisions of
the tariff act.
In an opinion sent to the White
Mouse, Mr. Daugherty had ruled that
tho commission's construction of the
section laying import duties on logs
of cedar, fir, spruce and western hem
lock was Incorrect. The president
tins returned the commission's report,
with the opinion, to tho commission
with Instructions to "proceod in ac
Tho commission's action, which was
overturned by the department of jus
tice, was taken late in August upon
tho application of log buying interests
of the Pacific northwest, which sought
a reduction of tho full 50 per cent
permitted by tho flexible provisions
in tho rate of $1 a thousand board feet
on logs of the species mentioned. The
law provides that tho duty shall not
apply if the nation, province or po
litical sub-division from which the
commodity is imported has imposed
any restriction on its exportation
within 12 months.
KING IX NAME ONLY
TING OBERON Is the husband of
the Fairy Queen, but though he
is King hi3 power is very limited, for
the only time he has any power at all
is between night and day.
This of course makes him very dis
contented, for while he is a King there
Is not much fun in being one if you
cannot rule somebody or something.
The fairies were all very respectful
and addressed him as "Your Majesty"
always, but it was to their Queen they
looked for orders and not to King
Oberon. . ,
The Queen had to be very careful of
her subjects and of herself as wellat
the hour between day and night be
cause her King was always looking
"Called for a Pail and Went to Work."
for a chance to display li is power,
which was of so short duration.
Once he had used this power to
send all the fairies flying over a deep,
wide river which he knew would
frighten them very much because the
fairies do not like the water, and he
had sent all the Goblins running to
ward them when they reached the op
posite bank, hoping to scare them so
they would drop their wands Into the
King Oberon is a very meek hus
band when he has no power, but dur
ing his hour the Queen has a great
deal to contend with, and one day she
decided Something must be done to
make him behave when the hour be
tween day and night came around.
King Oberon had always had a very
easy time living in the fairy palace.
He was waited upon and never had to
do any work at all. But one day the
Queen ordered him to scrub the palace
inside and out.
Of course he made a great fuss and
said he was a King and it was de
grading for him to work, but the
Queen only answered that he must
work or she would use her power to
make him something else than a Fairy
This so scared Oberon that he took
off his crown and kingly robes and
called for a pall and brush and went
All day he scrubbed and into the
night, for the Queen would not let him
rest. "You will have time to rest,"
she told him, "when your hour comes
At last his hour arrived, but he wns
so tired he could only drop his scrub
bing brush and fall asleep upon the
ground, for he was still scrubbing the
outside of the palace when his power
King Oberon slept all through the
hour he might rule, and the minute It
ended the Queen awoke him and set
him to work again.
He was only allowed to stop for his
cup of dewdrop tea and lunch which
the fairies brought to him, and then
the Queen ordered him to work again.
All day, day in and out, he worked,
sleeping only when his hour to reign
came uround. At last he begued the
Queen to be merciful and let him go
back to his old way of living.
"I will see how you behave," said
the Queen. "If once you dare to use
your power to bother my fairies or to
bother me, back to your scrubbing you
Meekly King Oberon put on his
robes and placed his crown on his
head and mounted his throne and
there he sits day by day a King in
name only. And when the hour be
tween day and night arrives King
Oberon is in bed sound asleep, for he
knows that once he displeases fils
Queen again lie will work for the rest
of his days, and what is the use of
being a King, he thinks, if you can't
sit on a throne? Even If he has no
power it is better than scrubbing.
( by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
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War Declared on "Fags."
Salem, Or. Local police announced
Monday that an aggressive campaign
Russia Buys Cotton.
New Orleans. The Russian soviet
government has purchased a small
quantity of American cotton which it
is understood is for shipment directly
to Russian ports, according to cotton
factors here. The purchases to date,
so far as Is known here, amount to
around 20,000 bales. How much Amer
ican cotton the Russians have received
through Germany there is no way Of
ascertaining, but it Is believed some
has reached the soviet republic.
will ho launched here to enforce the
law prohibiting tho sale of cigarettes
to minors. It was said that this law
hits been violated by many tobacco
dealers in Salem, with tho result that
headstones for tlio crosses that stand numerous complaints have been filed
at tho head of tho grave of every with tho police department. The local
American soldier In European ceme- ' courts. It is said, have promised to co
teries. The executive meeting closed opcr.no wl'h the police in enforcement
Wednesday night. of the cigarette law.
$200,000 Cargo Seized.
New York. Three thousand cases
of whisky, gin and champagne valued
at $200,000; an ocean-going tug bout,
valued at $50,000. and six men were
seized early Sunday by officers of the
police boat Manhattan after a battle
In New York harbor that continued up
the North River to the foot of Cham
bers street. No one was wounded.
Police found that the boat, the Capital
No. 1, had been captured twice before.
CARRIAGE AND MOTIONS OF THE
TTI7HILE the characteristics, ten
vv dencles, propensities, etc., of a
person may be read best from the
lines, the mounts and the signs of the
hands, all taken together and to each
assigned Its proper significance, much
may also be learned from the manner
In Which the subject carries his or her
hands and moves them. Of course,
this must be studied wherrtthe subject
does not know that he Is under obser
vation, since otherwise he may hold
his hand, or move It, In a strained, un
For example, when the person is of
an open, frank nature, he will have
little to conceal, and will open his
hand or palm freely to the gaze. The
hand of one whose thoughts and life
need concealment will close more or
less tightly, and the fingers will en
deavor to hide the palm, as It were.
Note, therefore, whether the subject
seems bent on hiding his palm, even
before he knows that he is under ob
servation, and deduce therefrom a se
( by WheeUr Syndicate, Inc.)
Pressure of Wind.
The pressure of wind as one fee!s
It fanning the face or in the struggle
against tho gale, increases in a ratio
very much more rapidly than the In
crease in miles an hour. Mathemat
ically, It is reckoned in the ratio of
the square of velocity. For example,
the pressure exerted by a 10-mlle
breeze as compared with a 50-mile
gale, is not as 10 to 50, but as 100
to 2,500, which are the squares of the
velocities. Thus, in breasting a gale
a person receives 25 times as great an
impact as that of a teu-niile breeze,
which is sufficient to snap out a tag
(lying from a pole. The pressors ef
the ten-mile breeze at ordinary air
density, Is only 0.3d pounds to the
square foot, while that of the strong
gale Is nearly ten pounds. The aver
age adult, garbed for out-of-doors when
a gale Is blowing, presents a consid
erable area to its violence, and n great
force smites him. No wonder the nat
ural Impulse Is to turn the shoulder to
the blast and reduce the area against
which the pressure can act. Wind
pressure also varies with the nature
of the air Itself; the ley gale of win
ter is heavier and exerts a greater
force than one of equal velocity in
Most Useful Kind.
"What kind of coal do you wish,
"Dear mo, I am so Inexperienced In
such things. Are there several kinds?"
"Oh, yes ; we have egg coal, chest
nut" "I think I'll take the egg coal. We
hv eggs oftener than we have chestnuts."
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By H . 1 R P 1 N Q KlNq
A N OLD-TIME superstition which is
still occasionally met with in the
rural districts is that a funeral pro
cession should not return from the
cemetery to the house by the same
route which it traversed before.
In Virginia there Is a prevalent su
perstition among the colored popula
tion that after a funeral from the
house the position of the door-knobs
should be changed. The Virginia ne
gro frankly says that this change Is
made so that "the ghost cannot find
his way In." The first superstition
mentioned Is of a kindred nature and
had originally a like purpose. It was
to throw the ghost of the departed off
the trail so that he could not find his
wuy back to the house. Along the
Carolina coast a stake is sometimes
driven through a grave as soon as a
body Is burled to keep the ghost of
the deceased from "ha'ntlng."
Among the peasants all over Europe
there are similar superstitions to these
and among all savage tribes kindred
precautions are taken to keep nway
the spirits of the departed. The cus
toms under consideration are not re
lated to the superstitious which are
many concerning the protection
against ghosts by means of "charms"
but have to do with primitive man's
conception of the spirits of the dead as
entities which could be "physically"
controlled hy sympathetic magic and
easily deceived by the more vigorous
spirits embodied In the living. That
primitive idea is the basis of the mod
ern superstitions mentioned above.
The old English law enforced in com
paratively recent times which direct
ed that a certain class of malefactors
should, after execution, he buried at a
crossroads with a stake driven through
the grave was but a legal enactment
of this primitive superstition.
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