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About The Boardman mirror. (Boardman, Or.) 1921-1925 | View Entire Issue (June 20, 1924)
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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
The engagement of Miss Margaret
Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas S. Watson of San Francisco,
and Herbert Hoover Jr., was announc
President Coolidge does not feel
that an extra session of congress was
made necessary by the failure of the
senate to pass the deficiency appro
Isaburo Yoshida, formerly coun
sellor of the legation at Pekin, has
been named counsellor of the em
bassy at Washington, the Japanese
foreign office announced Saturday.
General Archibald Jack, general
manager of the United Railways of
Havana, the employes of which are
on strike, was shot and wounded late
Monday as he left his office in the
Second Lieutenant Harold D. Hail
and Corpora! Ralph W. Lehman of the
marine corps were killed Tuesday in
an airplane accident in Stafford coun
ty. Virginia. Hail was from Crockett,
Tex. Lehman was - from Mayodan,
The Rome chamber of deputies Sat
urday by a vote of 361 to 187 adopted
a resolution expressing full confidence
in the government of Premier Musso
lini "for the work it has accomplish
ed and in its program for the future."
The speech from the throne was also
Belief that the peak of the agitation
in Japan against American enactment
of an immigration law barring Jap
anese had passed, was expressed in
well informed circles in Tokio, Mon
day. The active phase of the agita
tion, it was agreed, cannot continue
more than two or three weeks.
The house of delegates of the Amer
ican Medical association in conven
tion in Chicago, Tuesday adopted a
resolution calling for the repeal of
"those sections of the national prohi
bition act which interfere with the
proper relations between the physician
and his patient in prescribing alcohol
The first of a dozen or more in
vestigations to be conducted during
the recess of congress opened in
Washington, D. C. Tuesday with the
resumption of hearings by the house
committee investigating the shipping
board. There will be practically no
let-up in the committee's delibera
tions during the entire summer and
Plans for expenditure during lU2.r,
of 4,500,000 for new construction and
repairs on the Great Northern rail
road between the Rocky mountains
and the Pacific coast were announced
in Spokane Tuesday by Ralph Build
president of the railroad. He said it
would include rebuilding of the Colum
bia river bridge at Wenatcbee at a
cost of $1,000,000.
Immediate conversion of an initial
group of 12 shipping board cargo ves
sels to Diesel-propelled types is plan
ned by the board whose experts have
been studying for several months a
program which eventually will involve
an expenditure of 125,000,000, author
ized by congress for this purpose.
President Coolidge has signed the Ml
providing the means.
EXPECT VALUATION REPORTS
Commerce Body Likely to Act This
Summer on Railroad Values.
Washington. D. C -- Valuation re
ports fixing the final values of Import
ant railway systems of the Uuited
States are expected to be issued by
the interstate commerce commission
ibis summer. The valuation work has
progressed to the stage where a mini
her of reports on large systems may
be completed in the next few month!
The field work of the bureau of
valuation. involving investigations
made in the field by engineers, land
appraisers and accountants, has been
Records of the bureau of valuation
show that the underlying reports
which are made the basis for tenta
tive final valuations have boon com
pleted as to approximately 95 per
cent of the total steam railway mile
age in the country.
Tentative valuation reports, have
been completed as to 22 per cent of
Valuation of railroads began in HIS,
when congress mado an initial appro
priation of $100,000. In that year the
commission tiad 31 employes in lis
bureau of valuation and expended M,
3T2.91 for valuation work.
By 1915 the expenditures had in
creased to $2.1S3,296, and the num
ber of employes had increased to 1291.
i:p. iuiitures and the number of em
ployes increased until 1919. when ex
penditures totaled $3. 560. 098 and the
number of employes totaled 1530.
in 1920 expenditures decreased to
$2,989,021 and the number of employes
dropped to 990. The following year
the expenditures were $2,733,000 and
the number of employes 926. in 1922
expenditures further decreased to $1.
595.000 and the number of employes
declined to 5S5. At present the bureau
of valuation has approximately IM I n
ployes and congress has authorized an
appropriation of $647,000 for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1925.
Valuation of the railroads was start
ed in 1913 with the general expe' ta
tion that It would be completed In
about three years. The magnitude ot
the undertaking was not realized si
that time. The work is now In its
tenth year and it Is estimated that
two or three more years will elapsi
before final valuations have been madi
on all the railways of the country, al
though officials directly In charge of
the work decline to give an estimatt
at this time as to Just how much long
er it will be before final valuation re
ports have been completed.
When the reports have been issued
the final values found will have to b
brought up to date, the final values
being fixed as of June 30, 1915, 1916 or
Many of the final values fixed by
the commission will be contested In
the courts by the railroads and liti
gation will delay the final establish
ment of value as a basis for rate mak
Japanese Seek Entry.
Seattle, Wash. Immigration in
spectors examining 238 Japanese Who
arrived here Monday aboard the Ad
miral oriental liner President McKiu
ley with passports from Japan, found
scores who claimed long years of resi
dence In this country could not, speak
a word of Kngllsh, according to of
ficers of the Immigration station.
Advices received by the department
In Seattle asserted that 2700 Japan
ese will seek entrance to the United
States through this port before July
1, when the Japanese exclusion act be
eomes effective. Dozens of brides and
bridegrooms were among the pas
Republican National Convention Comes
to End. Lowden Declines to Run.
Convention Hall, Cleveland, O.
President Coolldgo was nominated
Thursday by the republican national
convention lu a proceeding which was
actually a ratification meeting.
Duly dissentlug votes from Wis
cousin and North Dakota prevented
l.owden, ex governor of Illinois, and
he had refused to accept tho place.
The convention wan later adjourned.
President Coolldgo'a nomination
was accomplished with only a ripple
of dissent from Wisconsin and North
Kiikotu. tuil the nomination of his run
the president's nomination by acclatu niug mate came only utter the con
atlon and making it unanimous. I vent ion hud once chosen Lowden and
Nominated by his personal friend, hud been forced by his declination to
Or. Marlon Leroy Burton, president choose another the "Hell and Maria"
of tho University of Michigan, the I general.
president received ' solid blocks of Aft0I. ft 8lu,rt nu,0 wltn Herbert
votes from all the states on the final Hoover, who canto into the ballottinl
rollcall except from those mentioned. fur , declination of Lowden,
Before the first and only rolleull i ptt woa galloped off with tho nomlna
was halt completed tho story of his j tmn
victory had been told, as state In
state tho votes of solid delegations
from east, west, north and south were
thrown to his support.
Motions to miike it unanimous and
by acclamation were disturbed only
hy the dissent from Wisconsin and
In u brief and spectacular fight In
which William ltutler, President Cool
idge's campaign malinger, bad said to
Si ttator Kced of Pennsylvania, "It
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Warship Hits; Floated.
Norfolk, Va.--The battleship West
Virginia, which went aground soon
after leaving Hampton roads for
Prance Monday, was pulled off the
mud bank, where she had held fast at
high water and proceeded to Lynn
Haven roads to anchor for minor re
Mine sweepers and tugs pulled the
ship free. Aboard were members of
the navy contingent of the American
Olympic team, whose departure tuu
now been delayed through the no k
ing of a condenser head and the los
ing of a tower when the West Virginia
Nine persons are reported to have
been killed and a score of houses struck In a dredge channel
washed away in Mercer and McDowell
counties, West Virginia, Monday by a
flood following a heavy rain storm
that reached the proportions of a
cloudburst. Sections of Norfolk &
Western railroad branch lines and
sidetracks to a number of mining
operations were washed out.
Following the unanimous passage of
an emergency resolution presented by
the New York delegation to the Gen
eral Federation of Women's clubs'
17th biennial convention in Los Ang
eles, Cal., Monday, telegrams were
sent to chairman of all political con
ventions urging them to Include in
their platforms a plank indorsing
America's adherence to the world
court and further urging all parties
to provide for all possible co-operation
with other nations for world peace.
Reno, Nev. Six bars of bullion,
stolen last Friday from a railroad at
Gerlach, Washoe county, Nevada, and
supposed to be worth $6000, were
really 97 per cent lead, according to
a dispatch received from a print
agent by Chief Kirkley of the Reno
police. One man, under arrest here,
confessed the theft of the "treusure"
and It was being searched for in San
Francisco, Sacramento and other
places. The value of the bars Is $60.
St. Paul, Minn. - Magnus Johnson,
Minnesota's "dirt, farmer" senator, was
renominated on the farmer-labor ticket,
by an overwhelming plurality In Mon
day's statewide primary, returns avail
able at 10:30 P. M. showed. He de
feated two opponents.
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DR. ALEXANDER REID
I'll) nil Ian and Surgeon
II.V .'I'll. I. A OIUMION
G. L McLELLAN, M. D.
I'liyslclan ami Hurgnun
I ratorual Building
DR. F. V. PRIME
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Denial X-ray ami llnguoNln
Phones: Office 93. Residence TIL
Now Ion Painless Dentists
Dr. H, A. Newton, Mgr.
fur. .Main and Webb Nta. I'oiidleton
One of the acraen's moit beautiful
and talented aetreaaes, Renee Adorce.
Is not only well known In this country
among the "movie" etara, hut It famed
abroad for her Interpretive dancing.
She la a brilliant mualclan and a clever
song writer. She haa a fair complex
Ion, soft brown hair and blue eyas.
Have You This Habit?
By Margaret Morison
Umatilla Pharmacy J
W. li. smith, lrl.
Mall order given -" lul atten
Snl Ufact Ion QimrmittMHl
I null ilia, Oregon
JOHN VAN TRIM, JR.
mutt bo Hoover." and Senator Heed
had replied, "I can't be done, it must
he Dawes." the linwes supporters,
Convention Hall. Cleveland, O. -Charles
(!. Dawes of Illinois, the "Hell
and Maria" general, was nominated for after the declination of ex Governor
the vice-presidency by the republican j l.owden of Illinois, marshuled their
national convention Thursday night I forces and put the general across for
after It once had nominated Frank O the nomination.
48 MEN KILLED
BY SHIP BLAST
be given any theater showing Amer
lean films and have warned "patriots."
as the most active supporters of th
boycott term themselves, not to use
intimidation as a weapon for gaining
the assent of tho theater owners to
plans to bar American plcturos.
Tho leudlng Toklo theaters plan to
continue using the American films.
San Pedro, Cal. Two premature
plosions killed three officers and 45 j
men of the battleship Mississippi 1
Thursday and injured a score of
others, and the menace of death still
hounded the crippled dreadnaught as
she left her dead and Injured behind j Tax Refund tO Be Prompt.
and headed out to sea to protect har- Washington, D. C Taxpayers who
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"" - 1 puiu me inn amount ot tlielr Income
of a third and Imminently axpected
The first explosion occurred at 1
P. M. while the Mississippi was en
gaged in target practice off San Clem
ente island, 45 miles from here, spread -Ing
death among the 88 men In No. 'I
turret. Officers said the premature
blast might have been due to a sailor
giving the signal for the electric flash
Igniting the charge in one of the tur
ret's 14-Inch rifles before the breech
was properly closed, or it may have
resulted from a "flare back" caused
when a fresh charge was being loaded
into the breecb.
As the stricken ship reached the
goal ot its race for surgical assist
IBM I he hospital ihlS Heli, r, jn j U
side the breakwater here a second
blast rocked the vessel. The charge
In the damaged turret's second 14-inch
rifle exploded, hurling the steel pro
jectile out to sea.
Embassy in Japan Acts
on American Boycott
Tokio. The boycott on Ann i e n
made motion picture films, due to re
sentment because of the recently en
acted exclusion of Japanese lmml
grants from America, has been brought
to the attention of the Japanese gov
ernment by the American embassy
Tho direct cause of the embassy's
action was a complaint from repre
sentatives of tho American film com
panics at Kobe, who reported that the
boycott movement was progressing In
western Japan and asked assistance In
At the same time the boycott here
was breaking down. The police hav
announced that full protection wl
tax on March 15 will not have to wait
until December for the refund of one
fourth of the amount, aa seemed like
ly as tho result of the failure of the de
ficiency appropriation bill lu the re
cent session of congress.
Director of the Iludgot Lord has ap
proved an arrangement by which the
treasury will pay the refund out of
another appropriation. The deficiency
bill carried an appropriation of Ilfi.
140,000 for refunds to those who puld
the entire amount of their tax on
March 15 In advance of the union of
congress In the new tux law granting
a 25 per cent cut on taxes on Incomes
of 1923. Congress In the unnual
treasury department appropriation bill
appropriated $105,000,000 for tax re
funds In connection with the settle
ment of disputed tax cases. Under
tho arrangement which has now been
made the treusury will draw upon
the $105,000,000 fund In refunding
amounts due to taxpayers who paid
In full on March 16.
Baby Drowna in Pail.
Albany, Or. The nine-months old
baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. FItzwater of
Stayton was drowned Saturday after
noon when It fell Into a pall of water
setting on the porch.
Mrs. FItzwater left tho house to
attend to some duties In tho yard.
rhe child crawled after her until
It was attracted by tho pall. The
Infant fell head first into tho con
tainer and was dead when Its mother
returned to the house,
Two Bombs Shake City.
Harrisburg, III. Two dynamite
bombs exploded early Sunday, shaking
the entire city, and causing tho partial
destruction of two houses and break
Ing the windows of several other ad
jacent homes. No persons were Injur
ed by the explosions.
Tho bombs were thought to have
been sent by persons opposing re
cent liquor raids in Saline county, III
Isabel, S. D. A tornado which
struck (Had valley, In Ziebach county,
west of here, lute Kuturduy, caused
probably a score of Injuries. Property
damage may run over $100,000, ac
cording to word received hero today.
Storm Leaves 12 Dead.
Johnson City, Tenn. Twelve known
dead, four seriously injured, more than
dozen Iiousoh, burns and mills de
molished mid thousands of acres of
farm crops ruined, constitute tho toll
of the most disastrous cloudburst ever
recalled In this section. It appeared
to have Its center near Hunter, on
Little Sloney creek and ISIuo Springs
croon, where a house, In which two
families lived, went t'o pieces, taking
JOHN VAN T1UM, Jit. U IMtatOntl
business muntigcr In the nig oltlce, j
and. when Ida chief learned thai JobO'll
wife was expei tlng her tlr-t l.al.y he
asked the Van Trims lo spend a week-1
end out of town with him ami hla sis
ter. The night of their arrival WMl
hot nml breuthless. Mrs. Van Trim
appeared for dinner In s simple, treat
looking dress, open becomingly ut the
neck, that set off her pretty fulr bulr. j
Her husband, win. hud arrived freta
the city on the sume train, cume In
wearing his business suit, hla collar
wilted, his trousers needing praattof,
his hnlr disheveled.
Afterward the chief spei.,. ,,f , harm
Ing Mrs. Van Trim, but when hi nlxter
suggested unking out the young COtaJJktol
again, be was silent. She unni-r-d
bis unspoken nfimmanl 1
"It wasn't very worldly wis of the
boy to come In so dragged looking, mv
dear; but there wasn't much time, a.id
he must have been hot and tired."
"That's Just my objection." replied
the chief. "If by this time fa Trim
can't munnge. In spite of olntucles, ,
be preventable on a vlalt to hU boas,
he hasn't the bruins I'm looking for."
vertheless, the chiefs hliter kepi
In touch with the Van Trim CM &,
Ave years Inter, whpn her brother
asked her what she knew of their for
tunes, she had to admit thai John had
gone down hill, for she whs renieiu
berlng his baggy knees, his QapeUahed
ahoes. his frayed cravat aid lolled ,,,
lar and neglected nails. What Blfhl
have bee.1 explained as "mere" laI
ness five years before was actual
Then the chief retired and he ami
hi alster went abroad to live. Years
later they returned for a hlt One
day the new president of the old CM
cern came out to we them. He was 11
distinguished, energetic, courteous ,-en
tleman of forty-five or fifty. They to
membercd him a a clerk working un
der John Van Trim, and they nuki'M
him what he knew of the Van Trims
He hesitated. "A sad thlru:." he said,
finally. "Van Trim simply didn't make
good. We kept hits on 11s long as we
possibly could, hut at last he heenme
so seedy, mentally and physically, that
people would stnre at him when they
came into the efflce, He looked Ilka 1
trump. We almplv had to drop him'
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