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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Mrs. Frank B. Kellogg, wife o the
r.ew American ambassador, wa3 the
guest of honor at a luncheon Wednes
day given by the American Women's
club and attended by 250 American
and British women.
Mrs. Warren G. Harding, widow of
tins late President Harding, is to be
come an associate editor of tho Marion
Star and plans to write over her own
signature for the newspaper which
her husband conducted for 35 years.
Briok and tile manufacturers of Ore
gon and Washington are planning to
co-operate with the Common Brick
Manufacturers' Association of Amer
ica in a programme of advertising and
promotion of brick and tile in various
In the presence of law enforcement
officers of the government, the senate
Teapot Dome investigating commit
tee took stops Tuesday to call again
before It Albert B. Fall, ex-secretary
of the interior, and Harry F. Sinclair,
lessee of naval oil reserves in Wyom
The smelling of breaths to deter
mine varying degrees of drunkenness
U no part of the business of tho doc
tors, internes and nurses employed in
Seattle's city emergency hospital, ac
cording to tho rulo laid down by Dr.
Hiram m. Read, city health oommii
Moved by tho increasing acUtSDeSI
of the economic situation in tho cen
tral west, President Coolldgo Wednes
day sent to congress a special message
outlining steps for relief and quick
ened efforts of the federal government
to prevent further bank failure! in
Miss Madeleine Traverse of New
York, motion picture actress, has won
a verdict of $sr,l7:i against Herbert
Lyon Smith, wealthy oil and coal man,
in her suit based on an alleged fl
fault of u contract by which ho was
to star her in a film corporation to
bear her name. She sued for $222,500.
Eight Salem (Or.) churches have
voted adversely to a proposal to invite
William A. (Itllly) Sunday, I lie noled
evangelist, tn come to Salem in June
to conduct a series of meetings. Only
10 churches, it was said, voted favor
ably to the movement. A half-dozen
churches were yet to cast their votes.
Kamsay Macdonald, who took office
Tuesday as Finland's first labor prom
ler, gave tacit notice to tho country
and his colleagues that be expelled to
give the British people a business like
administration and would look for
punclualll y on the part of his asso
ilzies In reporting for duty each day.
Joint state hearing with the Inter
state commerce commission has been
sot for March 1. in the federal cnurl
room In Yakima, Wash., by the depart
ment of public works, in the matter
of tho new Interstate and Intrastate
rales on northwestern roads on trull
and vegetables shipped from the We
natchee and Yakima valley districts.
A wage Increase of approximately C
per cent has been agreed upon for
15,000 engineers and firemen of the
New York Central lines. Engineers,
firemen, hostlers and hostler-helpers
receive the following increases: Pas
senger service, '.'I cents a 100 miles;
freight service. Utl cents a 100 miles;
yard and hostler service, :!2 cents a
Removal of snarls In the relation of
Japanese residents of America with
Japan, preparatory to further diplo
matic discussions between the two
countries, was the object of a bill in
troduced In the house of peers Tues
day by the cabinet revising the nation
al It y luw to tho extent of withdrawing
Japanese citizenship from Japanese
acquiring any other nationality.
Nikolai Leiiine, Russia's great bol
shevik leader, died suddenly Monday
night at his country villa In the village
of Oorky. 20 miles from Moscow The
public announcement of the premier's
death was withheld until tho all Kus
siiin soviet congress met Tuesday
morning and only that night did the
wlroi carry to all corners of the soviet
federation word of tho event, which
even I.enlne's political opponents de
dare saddens the nution.
House Ways and Means Committee
Acts All Under $5000 Affected.
Washington, D. C Income taxpay
ers got their first slice of the pro
posed tax relief Monday when the
house ways and means committee
adopted the recommendation of Secre
tary Mellon to allow a special 25 per
cent reduction in the tax on incomes
which are "earned."
All taxable incomes under 55000
were defined as "earned" for purposes
of this reduction, while $20,000 was
set as the maximum amount of in
comes on which the reduction could
Treasury estimates show that about
13,000,000 taxpayers have incomes of
less than $5000 and automatically
could deduct from their tax when com
puted 25 per cent of its total. Thus,
a married man with two children, who
now pays a tax of $28 on an income
of $4000 would pay only $21, this fig
ure not taking into account any nor
mal income tax reductions a proposi
tion still before the committee.
Disposition of this section of the
bill cleared the way with the excep
tion of some odds and ends to be taken
up for consideration by the commit
tee of income rates themselves, includ
ing the surtaxes, the main point at
issue in the tax revision programme.
Some member's have declared for
writing a republican income rate
schedule, while others wish to work
out the rates in full committee. Dem
ocrats, however, have declared they
will stand solidly for their party pro
posal of a reduction in surtaxes to a
II per cent maximum instead of 25
per cent, as suggested by Secretary
Mellon. Tho house republican steer
ing committee also discussed the tax
situation, but reached no conclusion.
Before taking up the earned income
provision, the committee definitely re
jected Secretary Mellon's proposal to
prohibit husbands and wives in the
eight community property law states
from dividing their Incomes for pur
puses of taxation, Chairman Creen
had submitted a substitute proposal,
l lie original already having been de
teated, to prohibit this division when
the incomes were derived from wages
(if salaries ulone. Representatives
(larner, democrat, Texas, and Hadley,
republican, Washington, led the fight
against this Motion.
Secretary Mellon's recommendation
for special reduction in tho taxes on
earned incomes provided for the 25
per cent rate to apply on such Incomes
of any amount and defined earned in
comes as that recolved from wages,
salaries and professional services.
Representative Garner, author of the
democratic tax plan, accepted tho
earned income proposal In his plan
but suggested a reduction of 33 per
cent. The 25 per cent rate, however,
will .slant! in cominitlee, Chairman
Green said, because no amendment
was offered lo change it.
On earned Incomes above $5000 the
definition of Mr. Mellon also will hold.
Mr. tlarner moved to define "earned
Income" as "reasonable compensation
or allowance for personal service
where income is derived from combin
ed personal service and capital in the
prosecution by unincorporated persons
of agriculture or olher businesses."
This was defeated by a strict party
Home Wrecked; 15 Dead.
Pawlucket, R. I. An explosion
which shook tho countryside for 20
miles around, wrecked a two family
house at Cumberland Hill, Manville,
Monday and in tho ruins were found
15 bodies. Many of tho victims, In
the opl&lon of tho medical examiner,
were asphyxiated before tho explo
sion, which resulted from the Igniting
of illuminating gas and was made
more severe by the detonation of some
dynamite stored In the cellar.
One entire family, tho head of an
other family and iv young wvmian
boarder were killed. They were Ado
laiile llamcl. his wlfo and their six
sons and five daughters rauging in
fcfg trom 2 to 21 years; Michael Con
way and Miss Apolllne Dancour.
Wild West Stuff to Go.
Klamath Falls, Or. - Shooting the
llnhts out at Klamath county dances
has got to cease, according to Sheriff
Low, who opened an official crusade
against the abuse Monday with the
arrest of Frank Morgan and Bill
Brown of Illy, oil the upper Sprague,
accused of being drunk In a public
place and carrying concealed weapons.
"A few Jolts of this panther milk and
these young frontiersmen think they
are wolves," explained the sheriff.
Sterling Exchange Up.
New York. Improved prospects for
the settlement of the British railway
strike contributed to a sharp rise in
sterling exchange Monday, the de
mand rate mount ing 2 cents to
$1.25'..,. The franc gained 10 points
at t.U cents as n measure designed
to sustain Paris exchange came to a
test vote In the chamber of deputies.
Other European exchanges, with the
exception of Denmark, advanced in
TO SIFT OIL CASE
Will Select Special Counsel to
Proceed in Courts.
WILL PUNISH GUILTY
Both Political Parties to Be Represen
ted Cancellation of Leases to
Washington, D. C President Cool
idge has decided to employ special
counsel drawn from both the repub
lican and democratic parties to pro
coed with court action as a result of
evidence adduced at the senate com
mittee hearings on the leasing of
naval oil leases.
In a statement issued at midnight
Saturday tho president declared that
"counsel will be instructed to prose
cute these cases in the courts so that
If there is any guilt it will be pun
ished; if there is any civil liability
it will be enforced; if there is any
fraud it will be revealed, and if there
are any contracts which are illegal
I hey will bo cancelled."
The president determined upon thi
course after being advised by the de
partment of justice that it was in ac
cordanco with precedents. Explaining
that the justice department had been
observing tho evidence unfolded in
the senate committee, the executive
in his statement asserted that "every
law will bo enforced and every right
of the people and the government will
White House officials, in making
public the statement, said that the
special counsel would be appointed
just as soon as selections could be
The formal announcement follows:
"It is not for the president to de
termine criminal guilt or render judg
ment in several causes. That is the
function of the courts. It is not for
him to pre-judge. I shall do neither.
But when facts are revealed to me
that require action for the purposo cjl
insuring the enforcement of either
civil or criminal liability, such action
will bo taken. This is tho province
of the executive.
"Acting under my direction, the de
partment of justice has been observing
the course of the evidence which has
teen revealed at the hearings con
dueled by tho senatorial committee in
vestigating certain oil leases made on
naval reserves, which I believe war
rants action for the purpose of en
forcing the law and protecting the
rights of tho public. This is confirm
ed by reports made to me from the
committee. If there has been any
crime, it must be prosecuted. If there
has been any property of the United
States illegally transferred or leased,
it must be recovered.
"I feel the public is entitled to know
that In tho conduct of such actions
no one is shielded for any party, po
litical or other reasons. As I under
stand, men nro involved who belong
to both political parties and, having
been advised by the department of
Justice that It is In accord with former
precedents, I propose to employ spe
cial counsel of high rank, drawn from
both political parties."
40 Miners Entombed.
Shanktown, Pa. Hope for the lives
of some 10 miners, entombed late Sat
urday by an explosion in the Lan
cashire mine of the Barnes & Tucker
Coal company here, was practically
given up when rescuo workers report
ed that tho wrecked mine was dense
with "black damp" and that water was
rising rapidly in the underground pass
ageways. Tho fan houso of the mine was
wrecked by the terrific blast. The
poison gas, the water, tho lack of
fresh air and a heavy fall of rock Im
peded the progress of volunteer rescue
workers, who dug valiantly in an ef
fort to reach the entombed men.
Lincoln's Friend Dead.
Independence, Kan. Major John
Frederick Nolle, '.15, personal friend
of Abraham Lincoln, is dead at hlg
homo here. Major Nolle was a pion
eer of the Oregon trail and later, in
1S50. a gold seeker in California. He
built the first courthouse at Salem, Or.
He participated in seven battles of
the civil war and was counted among
the personal friends of many generals
of tho union nrmy. He came to Kan
sas iu 1S69.
STK ANGER DOLL
Arms Collected In London Tower.
Tho collection of arms and armor
at the Tower of London contains
about 6,000 examples from the Middle
ai cs downwards.
((CUE Is pretty, you cannot
that," said Teddy Bear, "but never
In my day have I seen a doll Just like
her and you all know that I have seen
many come and go."
"Her dress Is not quite the latest
Style," remarked Paper Doll, though
It Is something like my new gown.
But then clothes are so expensive
"But her hair, Just look at her hair,"
said Rosetta, the French Doll. "Little
tight curls all over her head that you
must admit are far from the very lat
est style of dressing the hair nowa
days. Why, you can see both of her
Poor little Stranger Doll felt very
uncomfortable for she knew what was
the matter. She had been taken from
a bureau drawer in an attic where
she had lived many years. Her dress
"You Are Worth All the Dolls in the
had been smoothed out a bit, her curls
pulled a little to make them stand up
and then she was given to a little girl
who had in her day known many dolls.
She was old-fashioned. Stranger
Doll knew that. Her head was made
of wax and that was the reason she
looked so strange to the playroom
Then one night a terrible thing hap
pened. Stranger Doll had been left
close to the steam pipes and her pret
ty face melted and ran down on her
ruffled silk dress.
"I knew she was terribly painted,"
said Bosetta. "Poor thing, her face
is quite spoiled. I should not be a
bit surprised if her hair was false as
well, or at least that it is colored."
"But 1 thought your cheeks were
painted and Paper Doll's as well,"
ventured Teddy Bear.' 1 thought all
"It does not come off, Teddy," said
Paper Doll with a flirt of her skirts
and a toss of her head.
"We could sit beside the steam
pipes, Teddy Hear, all day and all
night," said Rosetta. "and we would
look just Just ns we do now."
Boor Stranger Doll was not only un
comfortable, but unhappy and miser
able. She wished herself back In the
drawer in the attic nnd she wondered
what would become of her now that
her face was spoiled.
For some days the playroom folk
did not see Stranger Doll and then
one night sitting In a Chair by the
wall they saw a beautiful doll. At
least they thought she was now, but
It was Stranger Doll with a new head
and a new gown.
"I think we had better speak to
her," said Bosetta. "You can tell she
Is worth knowing by the way she
So all the toys said, "Good evening,"
nnd began to talk to Stranger Doll In
the most friendly manner.
"We are so glad to have you live
here," said Bosetta. "You are so dif
ferent from a queer creature that was
here for a few days. No one worth
knowing, my dear, quite a nobody, I
But Teddy Bear thought he saw a
twinkle in the eyes of the new doll
and when he looked Bt her cunning
little kid hands he knew the secret.
"I won't tell," he whispered as he
said good night. "I liked you the way
you were, just as well as I do now,
and that Is a great deal."
"Oh, I am so glad," replied the new
Doll, "and I will tell you something.
I am not filled with sawdust like
Rosetta and other dolls of today. I
am made of good strong kid and filled
"The man at the doll hospital said
I was worth a dozen dolls such as are
made In these days and that I would
last for years yet."
"Y'ou are worth all the dolls In the
world,'' whispered Teddy, sitting down
close beside her. while Rosetta and
I'aper Doll from the other side of the
room lookod on with envy.
( by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
How to read your char
acteristic! and tenden
cies the capabilities or
weaknesses that mako
for success or failor
a shown in your pahs.
CARRIAGE AND MOTIONS OF THE
WHEN a person carries the hands
In front of the body, or slightly
at the side, and moves them continual
ly, or almost always, waving them
about as though to keep them from
touching anything, or to keep any
thing from touching them, It Is a sign
of a nature that Is suspicious, looking
nbout for traps, etc. In some subjects,
to be judged by other characteristics,
this is, of course, a good sign, since
It denotes carefulness, watchfulness,
nnd a desire to investigate matters
before passing Judgment upon them.
We sometimes encounter the sub
ject who keeps the hands clasped In
front, with the palms together. In
very many enses it is a woman who
carries the hands thus. She is calm
and placid In temper, looking at life
through the philosopher's spectacles.
Such a person will let the hand be
read In a quiet, unhurried manner, and
Is a good "subject." Of course, all of
the olhcr types that huve been de
scribed will betray their mental and
moral characteristics to some ex
tent, at least by the manner In
which they submit their hands to
( by Whealar Syndicate, Inc.)
Men You May Marry
By E. R PEYSER
Has a Maa Like This Proposed
to You 7
Symptoms: Collar stands OUt
from his neck the high nonturn
over kind tie flat, ready-made
(probably). Bed carpet slippers
are the most movlngllke
"movie" he would appreciate.
Had a hard day in the office."
he tells you ; "every one on earth
came to see the boss nnd I had
to stave 'em off Such ques
tioning makes me sick. There
are so many fools In the world,
awfully tiresome answering
questions." Yet he Is the kind
who always brings you a few
sweetmeats, wishes every time
they might be better, hut they
never seem to Improve In brand.
He himself never seems to Im
prove. Prescription to HI Bride:
J Inhale daily a vapor of
stand pat patties. I.ovc
wtiat he Is, not what he Isu't.
YOU CAN LEAD A MAN TO
THE ALTAR. BUT HE
DOESN'T ALWAYS ALTER.
( by lai-Vlura Nawipapar Syndicate )
I QhelDhy II
I Superstitions 1
I By H. IRUINQ KINQ gj
DOGS AND HEALTH
TT IS a general superstition all over
the United Slates that the health
of children Is improved by having them
play with dogs; and in many localities
It Is believed that a sick child or, as
mnny say, even a grown person can
be cured by having a dog sleep In the
bed with him. A publication of the
American Folk-Lore society has the
following Instance :
"A few years ago a young man in
Holyoke, Mass. (a common-sense per
son) had a child ill with dumb ague.
By advice he got a pup and put It in
the child's cradle. The dog broke out
In sores and the child got well."
Here, again, we have that form of
sympathetic magic known as the
magic of contact the ancient primi
tive belief. The dog sympathetically
absorbs the disease of the patient by
being brought Into contact with him
draws it out, as It were.
As to the selection of a dog for tht
curative process, the dog was one of
the three animals the other two be
ing the Hon and the goat sacred to
Jove, Mercury (some say Mars) and
Pan. To put a goat or a lion In a
child's crib might he a trifle Inconveni
ent, but the dog is easy. Thus In
working the cure we not only get the
benefit of sympathetic magic, but In
voke the beneficent power of the great
gods to whom the dog is sacred.
(0 by McClure Newapaper Syndicate )
"Our boss," said the henna blond
stenographer, "Is polite. He never
writes 'Please remit on a hill over
"Whatsa matter; 'frald o' hurtln'
their feellns?" asked the chewing
"Nab; he's Just naturally polite In
his ways, 'stead ' sayln' Tlease re
mit,' he lets me type on th' bottom: 'I'
S. R. S. V. P. V. n. Q.' "
DR. ALEXANDER REID
Physician and Surgeon
G. L. McLELLAN, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
DR. F. V. PRIMeT
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