L OF Brief Resume Most Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Events of Noted People, Government! and Pacific Northwest, and Other Things Worth Knowing. Hungary Is still suffering from the wave of Intense heat which began sev eral weeks ago. Many crops are de clared to be ruined by the warm wea ther. There were 1444 commercial failures, involving liabilities of $42,774,153, in the United States last month, R. 0. Dun & Co. reported Tuesday. This number was 120 more than in June. ' A resolution directing the census bureau to ascertain the number of fed eral employes in Washington and how they voted in the last presidential elec tion waB introduced in the house Tues day. Resumption of diplomatic relations between France and the Vatican have been formally effected by the arrival In Paris from Rome of Archbishop Beneventura Serreti, who will act as papal nuncio. The 19,300-ton liner Tlrpltz, built in Germany during the war, has been purchased by the Canadian Pacific railway and will be added to Its Pa cific fleet. She will be renamed the Empress of China. Further arrests were awaited in Chicago Tuesday in the federal round up of 26 porsons secretly indicted with John W. Worthlngton and Owen T. Evans, on charges In connection with mail robberies aggregating 15,500,000. Intoxicating beverages imported In to the United States during the flBcal year were valued at more than $5,000, 000, as compared with about $500,000 In the previous year, according to re ports issued by the commerce depart ment. Seventeen deaths on account of heat were reported from Italian cities Mon day, seven of them occurring in Venice, Following violent heat on Sunday a cyclone struck a portion of Milan, dam aging a number of stores. General decadence of agriculture, de cay of transportation and a decrease of industry In general of more than 90 per cent of the pre-war output arelield responsible by Secretary Hoover for the food shortage in Russia. Senators McKluley, republican, Illi nois; Robinson, democrat, Arkansas, and Walsh, democrat, Montana, sailed Wednesday from New York on the steamer George Washington as Amer ican delegates to the Interparliamen tary peace union at Stockholm. Unofficial reports that remarks of Albert Douglas, chief of the American mission representing the United States at the Peruvian centennial, had of fended Chile caused the state depart ment to cable to the American embassy for a copy of the commissioner's speech. The three-masted schooner Ottlllle Fjord, 2C1 tons, went ashore early Tuesday morning at Fort point at th9 Presidio, according to word reaching the San Francisco Merchants' ex change. The vessel grounded in a dense fog and is 600 feet offBhore. She was said to be In no danger. Early and incomplete unofficial re turns from Tuesday's Missouri state wide election indicated probable pass age of constitutional amendments pro viding for a $15,000,000 bond issue for a soldier bonus and permitting use of motor vehicle license fees for payment of Interest on $60,000,000 in road Im provement bonds. Enrico Caruso died in Naples, Italy, Tuesday. The great singer, whose ul timate recovery had been hoped for under the benign influences of his own Italy, passed away at 9 A. M. at the Hotel Vesuvius. He had been brought here hurriedly from Sorrento, on the Bay of Naples, where less than a week ago he avowed his returning strength and expressed the conviction that he would sing as before. Policies of the federal reserve board during the last 18 months or more were attacked Tuesday before a joint congressional commission by John Bkelton Williams, ex-controller of the currency, who charged that the board had displayed undue favoritism In lending to New York banking groups while southern and western borrowers were unduly curtailed. There was "abundant ground for complaints of discrimination by farmers generally,' ha said. I D HAPPENINGS CURRENT RICH BRIDE'S BODY FOUND Mrs. Kate Mahoney'Identified -Husband inJSeattle Jail. Seattle, Wash. Discovery of a muti lated body, declared by Charles Ten nant, captain of detectives, to be that of the missing Mrs. Kate Mahoney, In a trunk in Union bay here Monday afternoon was the culmination of div ing and dragging operations which the police had carried on for more than a month. Mrs. Mahoney, wealthy and elderly bride, has been missing since about April 15, shortly after her marriage to James E. Mahoney. Mahoney haB been In jail here for two months on several charges of forgery, all filed in connection with an alleged fraudulent power of at torney by which he was Bald to have obtained title to Borne of his wife's property. Mahoney and his bride went east on their wedding trip shortly before the woman was listed as missing. St. Paul was said to have been the last city they visited before the po lice began to send notices broadcast on the disappearance of Mrs. Ma honey. Soon after Muhoney's arrest here, the police announced they had evi dence Indicating that Mrs. Mahoney's body was in Lake Union, and since they have continued the search. Union bay, where the trunk was found by the tug Audrey, is an arm of Lake Union. When the trunk was hauled aboard the tug, It was found to con tain three rugB. Beneath them was the body of a woman. Mrs. Mahoney was killed by a blow on the head. Two Inches above her right eye there was an oval hole in the skull, such as might have been made by a hammer. There was also a dent in the back of the skull. Slash Taxes on Luxuries. Washington, D. C. Agreement to eliminate the taxes on fountain drinks and Ice cream and the so-called luxury tax on wearing apparel Is understood to have been reported Monday by re publican members of the house ways and means committee, sitting In ex ecutive session. A reduction of one half in the 10 per cent levy on sport ing goods also is said to have been agreed upon. The total loss of revenue from these proposed changes would be slightly less than $50,000,000, and the reductions are the first to be passed upon by the majority members In their effort to carry out the announced pro gram of republican house leaders to cut $500,000,000 from the nation's tax bill. - 8moklng Ban Is Lifted. AnnapollB, Md. No more will mid shipmen of the naval academy be forc ed to seek a secluded spot about the government reservation for fear of breaking academy regulations to take a smoke, for Admiral Henry B. Wilson, superintendent, has revoked a former order which prohibits smoking. They may now smoke whenever and wher ever they please, except that the ad miral disapproves of smoking in uni form while about the streets Miners Accept Pay Cut. Tonopah, Nev. Mine electricians, blacksmiths and hoist men, on strike since April 16, have voted to return to work, according to announcement from the unions Monday. They will accept the new wage scale which culls for a reduction of about 12 Vi per cent. The action of these crafts, It waB said, practically brings to an end a strike which greatly hampered min ing activities In this district. Stone's Body Recovered. Banff, Atla. The body of Dr. W. E. Stone, president of Purdue university. Indiana, who was killed in a fall on Mount Aenon, was recovered Sunday according to a message received here, A. E. Wheeler, a member of the party which has been searching for the body, sent the message. Maple Leave Falling. Uarrlsburg, Or, The mnple leaves are fulling here now. The old-timers assert that It is the earliest the leaves have ever fullen and they say this Indicates a bad winter or a very early winter. The streets, sidewalks and the grounds of the various residences are covered with dead and dying leaves. Dodgers Get Publicity. Washington, D. C More than 17,000 names of alleged draft evaders were published Saturday In the Congres sional Record. The names are those Issued by the war department between June 5 and July 4. Unemployed Start Fire. London. Disappointed over their failure to obtain jobs at a timber yard in East London which advertised for 60 men, 5000 unemployed laborers Monday broke into the premises and set fire to a stock of lumber valued at 1,000,000. 5 I Steamer Alaska Strikes Blunt's Reef Saturday Night.' MANY ARE RESCUED Work of Life-Saving By, Anyox Di rected in Midst Iileak Dark nessFog Cause of Wreck. Eureka, Cnl. Forty-eight porsons, 3G passengers and 12 of the prew, were lost Saturday night when the steamer Alaska of the San Francisco & Port land Steamship company, bound from Portland, Or., to San Francisco, Bank 30 minutes after crashing into the rocks of Blunt's reef, 40 miles south of this city. Passengers and members of the crew were blown from the decks of the vessel Into the ocean when the ship's boilers exploded as the Alaska started sinking, survivors brought here Bald. The survivors, numbering 160 per sons, were brought here Sunday by the rescue ship Anyox, the first vessel to reach the scene of the wreck In re sponse to the Alaska's radio signals. The coast guard tug Ranger, dis patched early from Eureka, return ed to port with the bodies of 12 men. Of the survivors landed by the Anyox, 30 were more or less seri ously injured and received medical treatment at the local hospitals. The list of missing may be changed, for lists of passengers and crew aboard have not been verified. The full story of the sinking of the Alaska did not become known until survivors had landed here. It was brought out the Alaska was pro ceeding toward San Francisco in a dense fog, when sho struck a sub merged ledge of the reef. This shock was almost instantly fol lowed by another as the vessel struck an outcropping of the reef above water. The Alaska struck the reef short ly after 9 o'clock. Immediately wire less distress signals were flashed. Five miles away the steamer Anyox of Van couver, B. C, picked them up, and dls regarding fog and danger of striking the same rocks as the Alaska, put on full speed to the rescue. At 9:30 o'clock the Anyox received the Alaska's final message: "We are sinking by the head." Before the Anyox could reach the stricken Alaska the latter had sunk, In the fog the Anyox came upon a lifeboat with survivors from the Alaska. The boat was partially filled with sea water and oily scum. The oil, Burvivors Bald, had been thrown over them and their boat by the ex plosion of the Alaska boilers, which wrecked the Alaska amidships. Some of the deaths wore declared by survivors to have been caused by the explosion, which threw some passengers and members of the crew into the ocean. Some of the latter regained the vessel or were saved by clinging to wreckage or finding their way into lifeboats. The Alaska's end came so- quickly all the vessel's lifeboats could not be lowered. The vessel slowly lifted and then righting itself suddenly plunged. An overturned lifeboat shot many pass engers into the water. There was a half hour of bleak darkness with the lifeboats drifting in the blanket of fog before the siren of the rescue steamer Anyox was heard. Captain Snoddy of the Anyox and his crew defied the treacheries of the reef in carrying on the rescue work, but it was with difficulty that the wreck victims in lifeboats and many in life preservers or clinging to drifting wreckage were found. Row Over Child Fatal. Chicago. A 6-year-old child gather ed flowers In a neighbor's yard Sim- day, and carrying the blossoms back to her own yard, tried to plant them, As the result of a dispute over the punishment of the child, her grand mother, Mrs. Anna Gaugner, is dead, and her mother, Mrs. Margaret Gaugner, is injured. The grandmother Interceded to save the child from a spunking and the women fell down a flight of stairs. Mexico City Population 1,000,000, Mexico City, The population of Mexico City has Increased more than 100 per cent during the past ten years, according to recent estimates based on statistics which fix the figure at approximately 1,000,000. This is far above the normal increase and is at tributed to the influx of persons due to revolutions. STEAMSHIP LS V7 ' J IN BRIEF, Salem. It was estimated Saturday that approximately 1000 pickers will be needed in Marlon county to handle the hop yield now coming on. Cottage Grove. The cannery here has sold $23,000, of Its future pack for this year and could dispose of a larger quantity were there a certainty that It could hp delivered. Salem. China pheasants are more numerous in Marlon county than for many years, according to reports re ceived here from the rural districts. Quail, too, are numerous, as are other species Of birds that annually attract the hunter. Salem. Practically all logging camps In Marion and Poik counties are now in operation and more camps will be opened before fall, according to U. G. Holt, managor of the logging de partment of the C. A. Spaulding Log ging company. Salem. The entire crop of pears controlled by the Oregon Growers' Co operative association in the Willam ette and Umpqua valleys has been sold at $C5 a ton f. o. b. shipping point for the best quality and $35 a ton for the second grades. Salem. A permit for the construc tion of a new Oddfellows' building here was issued Friday. The struc ture will cost aproxlmately $35,000 and will be used as an automobile terminal. The building has been leased by a Seattle company. St. Helens. The St. Helens coun cil will build a public market so that the farmers living in nearby communi ties can dispose of their farm products direct to the consumer. The market will be on a vacant lot near the court house and in the center of the city. Prineviile. In answer to a request made by W. B. Tucker, county agent, Dr. W. H Lytle, state veterinarian, is In Crook county this week testing and inoculating all local herds of cattle. Salem. There were two fatalities due to industrial accidents in Oregon during the week ending August 4, ac cording to a report filed by the state industrial accident commission. The victims were Vernon Foster, logger, Gaston, and H. T. Lowe, logger, Val- setz. Baker. "Strikes" of high-grade gold and silver ores are almost daily an nounced from the old mining camps in the vicinity of Sumpter in Baker and Grant counties. Since the an nouncement that the Sumpter smelter will be reopened, the camps are taking on new life. Salem. Loans and discounts of the 287 banks operating in Oregon show a decrease of more than $32,500,000 since June 30, 1920, acording to a report pre pared here by Frank Bramwell, state superintendent of banks, based upon statements received from the various Institutions at the close of business June 30, 1921. - Albany. A large portion of a grain field on the farm of R. C. Duncan near Shedd was burned over Saturday, when the grain caught fire from the sparks from a threshing machine en gine. Many people went from Shedd to assist men in the neighborhood ex tlnguish the fire, which threatened considerable grain. St. Helens. The annual Columbia county fair will be held September 21-3, inclusive, this year, and the fair board, which met here, decided to make extensive improvements to the buildings and grounds. An attractive premium list Is being arranged, the county court having doubled the ap propriation of last year. Salem. Hop picking in the Salem district will begin August 20 and in the Harrlsburg section August 25, ac cording to announcement made here Saturday. It was estimated by dealers that approximately $500,000 would be expended for picking within two weeks after the harvest starts. The price for picking has been fixed at 50 cents for the box of 50 pounds. Salem. The program for the Ore gon state fait for 1921, September 26 October 1, will be largely Influenced by the fact that this year marks the 16th anniversary of the annual event. More than ever before the week's gathering will partake of the nature of a big homecoming, with pioneers and sons and daughters of pioneers meet ing on the old camp ground that ad joins the state fair grounds in the capital city. Salem. A1 survey of conditions in Salem as they affect labor and the purchasing power of a dollar was com pleted here Saturday. The report showed that labor has declined ap proximately 10 per cent during the last year and a half, while the price for commodities have declined an average of 30 per cent Taxes, based on an assessment of $1000, have increased from $31.20 two years ago to $48.60 for this year. Copyright. All Rights Resented T MnXJJi W CHAPTER XIII Continued. 25 "Most extraordinary," suld the coro ner. "Strychnine, doubtless. We cun't do much for him, I'm afruld. We might try some mustard and hot wa ter, Mrs. Arthurs." "Take your time, Lll," whispered Arthurs. "You may save your coun try a long board bill." But Lillian Arthurs' abhorrence of Gardiner's per fidy had been overwhelmed In a wave of Hymputhy for a suffering fellow be ing. She hurried to the kitchen, while the men of the party filed down the stairs and out Into the yard. John Harris was the last to leave tlie house, and he walked slowly, with bare, bowed head, Into the group who were excitedly discussing the amazing utnr events had taken, lie took no part in their conversation, but stood a little apart, plunged deep In his own Inward struggle. At lust he turned and called his wife In the kitchen door. "Bring Beu lah," be said. The two women joined him. At first Harris stood with face averted, but in a moment he spoke In a clear, quiet voice. "I haven't played the game fair with you two," he said, "and I want to say so now. Perhaps it would be truer to say that I played the wrong game. Twenty-five years have proved It was the wrong game. Now, without a penny, I can start just where I start ed 25 years ago. The only difference is that I am an old man Instead of a young one. I'm going to take an other homestead and 'start again, at tbe right game, If Mary will start with me." She put her hand In his, nnd her eyes were bright again with the fire of youth. "You know there Is only one answer, John," she whispered. Harris called Travers over from the group of men. "There's one thing more," he con tinued. "When I started I had only a wife to keep, and I don't Intend to take any bigger responsibility now. Allan will be having a homestead of his own. ,71m Travel's, I am speaking to you! I owe you nn apology for some things and nn explanation for "some tilings, but I'm going to square the debt with the only gift I have left." The light breeze tossed the hair of Beulah's uncovered head, nnd the light of love nnd health glowed in her face and thrilled through the flue symmetry of her figure. "Take her, Jiin," he said. "She is a goodly gift," said the young man reverently. "You think so now," said her father. "You know nothing about it. In twenty-five years you will know just how great a gift she is or she will not be worthy of her mother." Harris and his wife were gazing with unseeing eyes into the mountains when Arthurs handed tliem a letter. "It came in the mail which the boyi brought out this morning," he said, "and I forgot all about it until this minute." It was from Bradsbaw. Harris opened It indifferently, but the first few lines aroused his Interest, and he read it eagerly to the end. "My dear Harris," It ran, "on re ceipt of your telegram I Immediately opened negotiations through my con nections looking to the sale of your farm with Its crop nnd equipment, complete as a going concern. I suc ceeded In getting an offer of the $40,- 000 you set on It, and had all the pa pers drawn up, when I discovered that among us we had made a serious omis sion. You will remember that, a good many years ago, when you were tak ing on some fresh obligations, you transferred the homestead into your wife's name. I assured the purchaser that there would be no difficulty about getting title from your wife, but as all the buildings are on the homestead quarter he would agree to nothing bet ter than paying $20,000 for the rest of your land, leaving the homestead quarter, with the buildings, stock and Implements out of the transaction. As his price seemed a fair one for the balance of the property, and as I as sumed your need of the money was urgent, I closed a deal on that basis, cashed the agreement and remitted the proceeds to you at once by wire. 1 trust my actions In the matter meet with your approval. "Yours sincerely. "GEORGE BRADSHAW." narrls placed the letter In the hands of his wife. She tried to read It, but a great happiness enveloped her as a flood nnd the typewritten characters seemed to swim before her. "What does It mean. John?" she asked, noting his restrained excitement. "What does It mean?" "It means that the homestead quar ter wns not sold after nil that it is still yours, with the buildings, and ma chinery, and stock, nnd this year's crop just ready for cutting." She raised her eyes to his. "Still ours, John, you mean. Still ours." In the rnpid succession of events everyone seemed to have forgotten, or dlsreearded. Gardiner. But at this Author of 3 'The CowftmcherfEtc Illustration Irwin hyert moment the doctor came rushing out of the house. "Gardiner's gone I" lie exclaimed, as lie came up to the men. Some of the party removed their huts, "Oh, not thut way not that way!" exclaimed the doctor. "I mean lie's gone skipped beat It, if you under stand. Most extraordinary I I was taking his pulse. It was about normal; and he seemed resting easier, so I slipped downstairs for the antidote, When I went back I was only gone a moment there wasn't a sTght or sound of him." Sergeant Grey conducted a swift examination, not of Gardiner's room, but of 1 lie one in which Allan was ly ing, lie was rewarded by finding the little slip of paper, with a few crys tals of powder still clinging to It. The coroner examined the crystals through his magnifying glass; then, somewhat dubiously, raised them on a moistened finger to his tongue, nnd after a mo ment's hesitation swallowed In un lra pressive, scholarly fashion. "Suw'lmrum album!" he exclaimed. "Common white sugar! Most extraor dinary !" Hut Sergeant Grey was at the open window. It was only nn eight-foot drop to the soft earth, and to the po liceman there wus no longer any mys tery In Gardiner's disappearance. The mock suicide was n carefully-planned ruse to be employed by Gardiner if the worst came to the worst. "1 want all of you men, and n horse for each," said Grey, quickly, turning upon them like a general marshaling his officers. "There are a dozen differ ent trails he may follow, nnd we must put a man on each. I will give Imme diate pursuit, In the hope of riding him down before lie can throw us off the scent and I will leave it to you, Mr. Arthurs, to organize the posse and scour the whole country until he is lo cated." Grey knew that the main road, if followed far enough, dwindled into a pack trail, which in turn seined to lose Itself In the fastnesses of the moun tains, but in reality opened Into a pass leading through the range, ne gave Gardiner credit for knowing as much, and concluded that the fugitive would make a bolt straight through the mountains. An hour's hard riding brought him Into a tremendously rough country, where the trail at times was nothing more than a narrow defile or ledge, and sheer walls of rock rose thou sands of feet above, their glunt edges cutting the blue sky like the teeth of a mighty saw. Fur below, a ribbon of green and white, the river rolled In its canyon. Here and there a thin stream of water sprayed down the mountain side, cutting a damp, treacherous belt across the trail. But at one such spot Grey's heart leaped within him, for there, unmistakably clear in the thin soli and soft rock, were the marks of a horse's shoe, not an hour old. A few minutes later he saw Gardiner swinging round a spur of rock half a mile further up the pass. Suddenly, at a turn In the path, his eye caught a sight which made him throw his horse back on his tracks. A sheer precipice fell away a thousand feet below him, and beetling cliffs cut off the sky above. Across the path trickled a little stream. And there In the stream, so clear they could not be misread, were the marks cut by a horse's feet sliding over the preci pice. The policeman dismounted carefully. There was scarcely room for him to pass his horse on the narrow ledge. , Where the stream had worn it it sloped downwards at an uncomforta ble angle. He knelt beside It and traced the marks of the shoe-calks with his finger. They led over the edge. Eighteen Inches down the mountain side was a fresh sear where steel had struck a projecting corner of rock. A thousand feet below the green water slid and swirled in the bed of the canyon. THE END. Has 650 Species of Birds. Costa Rica Is about the same size as West Virginia, but over G50 species of land birds have been found In that little Central American republic, whereas, in all America north of Mex ico only some 500 species are known. And In the Andean region, within an even smaller area, a larger number of birds has- been recorded than from Costa Rica. In Andean Colombia, for example, expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History actually secured specimens of over 1,150 spe cies of land birds, or more than twice ns many as exist In the United States, Canada and Greenland. In tropical South America birds are practically nonmlgratory. They are, therefore, continuously subjected to the Influ ences of their surroundings and do not mix with birds from other localltlesr two factors of the utmost importance In tho evolution of species. A Calumny. The lady next door snys We sup poses Lithuania is the place the lith ographs come from. Dallas Journal.