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Events of Noted People, Government
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Thing Worth Knowing.
Joseph Slmmonetti was found
drowned Tuesday In a Tat of wine, al
leged to hare been Illicitly made, at
his home in Los Angeles, Cat.
A hydro-airplane was launched suc
cessfully Monday in tests at the Phil
adelphia navy-yard of a catapulting de
vice, which sent the NC-9, a two-seated
craft, into the air at a speed of 43
miles an hour from a standing start
" State department advices from Chi
huahua, Mexico, report the capture
Monday of four Americans by Mexican
bandits. Payment of 25,000 pesos was
demanded for their release, which was
finally brought about by payment of
only 5000 pesos.
Examination of the estate of George
Goodwin, one of the trainmen who lost
their lives in the Pallister tunnel
wreck near Kamloops, B. C, Tuesday
revealed that he owned a painting
pronounced the work of an old master
and valued at 60,000.
Between 275 and 300 union miners
employed at mine No. 26 of the New
York Coal company at Floodwood,
Ohio, went on strike Tuesday morning
as a protest against the check-off In
junction issued by Judge Anderson In
federal court at Indianapolis.
Joseph P. O'Neill, ex-chief federal
prohibition Inspector for Wisconsin
and ex-chairman of the democratic
state central committee, as well as an
ex-saloonkeeper, was arrested Tuesday
by federal agents, charged with con
spiracy to violate the Volstead act.
Incll Chambers of Post field, Fort
Sill, Oklahoma, Tuesday broke what
officials say is the record for high al
titude parachute jumping, when he
leaped approximately 26,000 feet from
an army plane. The stunt was per
formed In connection with the Ameri
can Legion flying meet
The body of Mrs. William F. Cody
now lies in the grave with her hus
band, "Buffalo Bill," famous scout and
Indian fighter, at the top of Lookout
mountain, near Golden, Colo. More
than 100 persons attended the brief
Episcopal ceremony at the mountain
top overlooking the plains of Colorado
Grain prices in Chicago underwent
a severe tumble Tuesday, carrying
wheat and oats down to the lowest
level reached for 1921. About 6 cents
a bushel was cut from the value of
wheat for future delivery, May touch
Ing 11.06, as compared with $1.12
to $1.12 at Monday's finish. Lack
of buying was a feature.
What was declared to be an ultim
atum was delivered Monday to the
Hungarian government by representa
tlves of Great Britain, France and
Italy, In behalf of the entente, demand
ing that Charles be handed over to
the commander of the British squad
ron, and the Immediate proclamation
of his deposition as king.
British dclcgntcs to the conference
on limitation of armaments will go to
Washington resolved that, short of
compromising the safety of the em
pire or Its sea security, they will go
to almost any lengths to meet other
great naval powers in a mutual and
proportionate effort to relieve their
people from the burden of competitive
After passing Monday discussing the
soldiors' bonus, the senate voted to re
tain In the tax revision bill $75,000,000
of taxes on corporations which had
been proposed for repeal, and lopped
off a number of the excise levlus now
In force. An amendment proposing a
graduated corporation capital stock
tux at rates of $1 on each $1000 of
stock between $3000 and $3,000,000,
and $2 per $1000 on all over $3,000,000
The matter of proceeding to procure
further reductions in railroad em
ployes' wages with the object of re
ducing rates la "well In hand" with
the various roads and necessary moves
to bring the question before the Inter
state commerce commission and the
railroad labor board will be taken at
once, T. DeWItt Cuyler, chairman of
the railway executives' association,
said In telegram to W. 11. Chandler,
president of the Industrial Traffic
TAX BILL PASSED BY SENATE
Reduction in Nation's Levy by Approx
imately $730,000,000 Likely.
Washington, D. C. The much-re
vised tax-revision bill finally was
passed in the senate at 1:35 A. M.
Tuesday after a session lasting more
than 15 hours. It still must run the
gauntlet of the senate and house con
ferees before it reachesthe president
The vote was 38 to 24, three repub
licans La Follette, Moses and Norris
voting against the bill, and one dem
ocrat Broussard supporting it
As now drawn, the bill is estimated
by treasury experts to yield approxi
mately $3,250,000,000 for the fiscal
year ending next June 30, or $200,000,
000 less than the existing law. If all
of the changes proposed become ef
fective, however, the measure ulti
mately will reduce the nation's tax
bill by approximately $750,000,000.
Features of the tax revision bill pro
vide repeal of the excess profits tax
and all transportation taxes on next
January 1 and a reduction of the sur
tax rates, with the maximum rate re
duced from 65 to 50 per cent. The
bill also would repeal taxes on:
Parcel post packages.
Proprietary medicines, toilet soaps
and toilet soap powders, tooth pastes,
tooth and mouth washes, toilet pow
ders and petroleum jellies. (Stamp
Pianos and other musical Instru
Umbrellas, parasols, sunshades, pic
ture frames and articles of wearing
apparel costing in excess of certain
amounts (so-called luxury taxes).
Articles made of fur.
Moving picture films.
Sporting goods, including billiard
balls and tables, pool tables and dice.
Admissions where the cost does not
exceed 10 cents.
Pleasure boats and canoes costing
less than $100.
Thermos and thermomatlc bottles
Portable electric fans.
Bonds of indemnity and surety
Taxes proposed to be reduced in
clude those on:
Individual incomes of $5000 or less
through Increased exemption of $500
to heads of families and $200 for each
Candies from 5 to 3 per cent.
Capital stock issues having a par
value of lees than $100 a share (stamp
Cereal beverages from 15 per cent
of the sale price to two cents a gallon.
Unfermented fruit juices from 10
per cent of the sale price to two cents
Carbonated beverages from 10 per
cent of the sale price to 2 cents a
gallon plus 5 cents a gallon on the
syrups used in their manufacture.
Taxes proposed to be increased in
clude: Corporation Income from 10 to 15
Corporations through repeal of the
$2000 normal exemption on those hav
ing a capital stock in excess of $25,000.
Estate taxes where the total sum
Medicinal beer, wine (except cham
pagne) and whisky.
Alcohol when diverted unlawfully
for beverage purposes, from $2.2$ a
gallon to $6.40 a gallon.
Taxes proposed to be changed in
Stamp levies on perfumes, essences,
toilet waters, extracts, hair oils, etc.,
to manufacturers, levies at 4 per cent.
Retail taxes on fountain drinks to
manufacturers, levies of 7V cents a
gallon on finished fountain syrups for
Retail luxury taxes on carpets, rugs,
trunks, valises, traveling bags suit
cases, hut boxes, purses, pocketbooks,
shopping and handbags, portable light
ing fixtures Including lamps of all
kinds and lamp shades, and tans cost
ing In excess of certain amounts, to
manufacturers, taxes of 5 per cent.
New taxes include:
Levies on gifts of property by any
person at rates ranging from 1 per
cent on the amount between $20,000
and $50.00, to 25 per cent of $10,000,-
uuo or more.
Manufacturers' tax of 3 per cent on
carbonic acid gas to make up part
or tne revenue lost in repealing the
soda water taxes.
Crime Held on Decline.
Washington, D. C Attorney-General
Dougherty, who. with Chief Justice
Taft appeared before the house Judi
ciary committee Monday In connec
tion with legislation providing for ad
ditional federal judges, told the com
mittee there was evidence that the
recent "crime wave" was gradually
diminishing. "But when we have re
turned to normal conditions the In
crease In civil litigation will more
than make up for less criminal cases."
Freight Rise Delayed.
Washington, D. C Schedules pro
posing to Increase freight rates be
tween California, Oregon and Wash
Ington by 35 per cent on classified
shipments by the South Pacific and
the Oregon-Washington Railroad A
Navigation lines was suspended Satur
day by the Interstate commerce com
mission until March 6.
The Increases would have gone Into
effect November 6.
Needle Found In Heart.
Minneapolis, Minn. A cambric
needle was removed from the heart
of Dawson Sandles, 2 years old, at
the Elliott Memorial hospital at the
University of Minnesota late Monday
In what surgeons term a most remark
able surgical operation. He la ex
pected to recover.
RESIGNS IN BODY
Emperor Orders All Members to
Keep Office Awhile.
NO CHANGE OF POLICY
Hara Said to Have Died Without Word
After He Was Subbed -Throne
Honors Late Minister.
Toklo. The Japanese cabinet re
signed office after a meeting of the
members held Saturday morning.
The resignation of the cabinet
which came as a direct result of the
assassination of Premier Hara Friday,
will not cause any immediate change
in the government as the ministry,
in obedience to imperial injunction,
will continue In office until further
notice from the throne.
There will be no change in the pol
icy, either diplomatic or domestic, es
pecially with the Washington confer
ence on limitation of armaments and
far-eastern problems, acting Premier
"The delegates will put forth their
best efforts for the sake of world
peace, In pursuance of the fundamen
tal policies on armament limitation
already laid down in the name of the
government," he said.
Viscount Uchida will take up the
affairs of the ministry of marine, to
which Premier Hara had been giving
attention after the departure of Ad
miral Kato, the head of that ministry,
for the Washington conference.
The Japanese ministry, deprived of
its head through the knife of an as
sassin Friday, when Premier Hara was
stabbed to death by a demented youth,
was continuing to function under Vis
count Uchlda, the foreign minister, to
whose designation as acting premier
the Imperial approval was given at
the palace shortly after the tragedy.
Within an hour after the assassina
tion of the premier the cabinet met
In extraordinary session, Viscount
Uchida presiding. Immediately upon
the conclusion of the cabinet session
Viscount Uchida, accompanied by
Minister of the Interior Tokomani,
went to the palace and secured the
Imperial approval to the designation
of the viscount as temporary premier,
which had been decided upon at the
Scant information was available at
first regarding the identity of the
youth at whose hands Premier Hara
fell, but it became known that the
assassin was a son of a former mem
ber of the Samurai, or soldier class,
constituting the lower nobility under
the Japanese feudal system, who had
been a man of Importance during the
restoration period. The son, it ap
pears, was of an erratic nature, and
is regarded as a political fanatic. He
was arrested Immediately after the
stabbing. Detective Tsunajima, who
was escorting Premier Hara, was bad
ly cut on the arm and hands In dis
arming the assassin.
CARCASS BEEF BACK
TO PRE-WAR PRICE
Chicago. The average wholesale
price of carcass beef Is back to the
level prevailing In 1914, according to
figures made public Sunday In a re
view of the meat and livestock situa
tion during October, Issued by the In
stitute of American Meat Packers.
The average wholesale price of car
cass beef In 1914 approximated 12
cents, the report said, while at the
end of October, 1921, it wag between
11 Vi and 12 cents. Some grades, how
ever, are selling higher, while others
are selling lower, It was stated.
A normal volume of production has
been maintained In the packing in
dustry for the first nine months of
1921 as compared with the first nine
months of 1913, said the statement
The total of all kinds of federal In
spected meat animals for the first nine
months of 1921 is given at 47.1S4.934,
while for the same period In 1913
the number was 41.323,010.
Government figures showing stocks
of meat In cold storage Indicate there
was no heavy surplus left on hand as
a result of the volume of production,
the report says.
Holiteln Break Record.
Waupaca, Wis. Wisconsin Pride II,
purebred Holsteln Frieslan cow, owned
by John Erlckson, has just completed
a yearly record which gives her the
world's championship In the senior 3
year-old class with a production of
1327.94 pounds of butter from 20,502.9
pounds of milk.
The figures exceed by a consider
able margin the former record held
by Lady Aggie Echo Hengerveld, a
&py2avr 7920 &y little '.agowiy ajvz company.
CHAPTER III Continued.
The rains fell unceasingly for seven
lays: not a downpour bnt a constant
Irizzle that made the distant ridces
tmoke. The parched earth seemed to
imack its lips, and little rivulets be
pin to fall and tumble over the beds
rf the dry streams. All danger of for
st fire was at once removed, and
Snowbird was no longer needed as a
ookoot on old Bald mountain. She
jrent to her own home, her companion
jack to the valley; and now that his
lister had taken his place as house
keeper, Bill had gone down to the
ower foothills with a great part of
!he live stock. Dan spent these rainy
lays In toil on the hillsides, bulldinf
almself physically so that he might
pay his debts.
It was no great pleasure, these
rainy days. He would have greatly
liked to have lingered In the square
mountain house, listening to the quiet
murmur of the rain on the roof and
watching Snowbird at her household
tasks. She could, as hpr father had
said, make a biscuit. She could also
roll up sleeves over trim, brown arms
md with entire good humor do a
week's laundry for three hard-working
men. He would have liked to sit
with her, through the long afternoons,
as she knitted beside the fireplace
to watch the play of her graceful fin
jers and perhaps, now and then, to
touch her hands when he held the
skeins. But none of these things tran
spired. He drove himself from day
light till dark, developing his body for
the tests that were sure to come.
The first few days nearly killed him.
He over-exercised In the chill rain,
snd one anxious night he developed
all the symptoms of pneumonia. Such
a sickness would have been the one
thing needed to make the doctor's
prophecy come true. But with Snow
bird's aid, and numerous hot drinks,
he fought it off.
She had made him go to bed, and
no human memory could be so dull as
to forget the little, whispered message
that she gave him with his Inst spoon
ful of medicine. She said she'd pray
for him, and she meant It too literal,
entreating prayer that could not go un
heard. She was a mountain girl, and
her beliefs were those of her ances
tors simple and true and wholly
without affectation. But he hadn't
relaxed thereafter. He knew the time
had come to make the test. Night
after night he would go to bed half
sick from fatigue, but the mornings
would find him fresh. And after two
weeks, he knew he hnd passed the
crisis and was on the direct road to
Sometimes he cut wood In the for
est : first the felling of some tnll pine.
then the trimming and hewing Into
two-foot lengths. The Misters came
on his hands, broke and bled, hut
finally hardened Into callosities. He
learned the most effective stroke to
hurl a shower of chips from beneath
the blade. His back and limbs hard
ened from the handling of heavy wood
and the cough was practically gone.
His frame filled out. His face became
swarthy from constant exposure. He
gained In weight
One cloudy afternoon In early No
vember found Silas Lennox cutting
wood on the ridge behind his house. It
was still nn open question with hlra
whether he and his daughter would
attempt to winter on the Divide. Dnn
of course wanted to remain, yet there
were certain reasons, some very defi
nite and others extremely vague, why
the prospect of the winter In the snow
fields did not appeal to the moun
taineer. In the first place, all signs
pointed to a hard season. Although
the fall had come late, the snows were
exceptionally early. The duck flight
was completed two weeks before Its
usual time, and the rodents had dug
their burrows unusually deep. Be
sides, too many months of snow weigh
heavily upon the spirit The wolf
packs sing endlessly on the ridges,
and many unpleasant things may hap
pen. On previous years, some of the
cabins on the ridges below hnd human
occupants; this winter the whole re
gion, for nearly, seventy miles across
the mountains to the foothills, would
be wholly deserted by human beings.
Even the ranger station, twelve miles
across steep ridge, would soon be
empty. Of course a few ranchers had
homes a few miles beyond the river,
but the wild cataracts did not freeze
In the coldest of seasons, and there
were no bridges. Besides, most of the
more prosperous farmers wintered In
the valleys. Only a few more days
would the road be passable for his
car; and no time must be lost In mak
ing his decision.
Once the snows came In reality,
there was nothing to do bnt stay. Sev
enty miles across the uncharted ridges
on snowshoes Is an undertaking for
which even a mountaineer has no
fondnew. It might be the wisest thing,
after all, to load Snowbird and Dan
into his car and drive down to the
valleys. The fall roundup would soon
be completed, Bill would return for a
few days from the valleys with new
equipment to replace the broken light
ing system on the car, and they could
avoid the bitter cold and snow that
Lennox had known so long. He
chopped at a great log and wondered
what would suit him better the com
fort and safety of the valleys or the
rugged glory of the ridges.
But at that instant, the question of
whether or not he would winter on the
Divide was decided for him. And an
Instant was all that was needed. For
the period of one breath he forgot to
he watchful and a certain dread
Spirit that abides much in tlie forest
saw Its chance. Perhaps he had lived
too long in the mountains and grown
careless of them : an attitude that Is
usually punished with death. He had
just felled a tree, and the trunk was
still attached to the stump by a strip
of bark to which a little of the wood
adhered. He struck a furious blow at
it with his ax.
He hadn't considered that the tree
lay on a steep slope. As the blade
fell, the great trunk simply seemed to
leap. Lennox leaped too, in a frenzied
effort to save his life ; but already the
leafy bows, like the tendrils of some
great amphibian, had whipped around
his legs. He fell, struggling; and
then a curious darkness, streaked
with flame, dropped down upon him.
An hour later he found himself lying
on the still hillside, knowing only a
great wonderment At first his only
Impulse was to go back to sleep. He
didn't understand the grayness that
He Fell Struggling.
had come upon the mountain world,
his own strange feeling of numbness,
of endless soaring through Infinite
spaces. But he was a mountain man,
and that meant he was schooled, be
yond nil things, to keep his self-control.
He made himself remember. Yes
he had been cutting wood on the
hillside, and the shadows hnd been
long. He had been wondering wheth
er or not they should go down to the
ne remembered now: the last blow
and the rolling log. He tried to turn
his head to look up to the hill.
ne found himself wholly unable to
do It. Something wrncked him In his
neck when he tried to move. But he
did glance down. And yes. he could
turn In this direction. And he saw
the great tree trunk lying twenty feet
below him, wedged In between the
He was surrounded by broken frag
ments of limbs, and It was evident
that the tree had not struck him a
full blow. The limbs had protected
hlra to some extent. No man Is of
such mold as to be crushed under the
solid weight of the trunk and live to
remember It. He wondered If this
were the frontier of death (he gray
ness that lingered over him. He
seemed to be snnrlng.
He brought himself back to earth
and tried again to remember. Of
course, the twilight had fallen. It had
been late afternoon when he had cut
the tree. His hand stole along his
body; and then, for the first time, a
hideous sickness came upon him. His
hand was warm and wet when he
brought It up. The other hand he
couldn't stretch tt all.
The forest was silent around him,
except a bird calling somewhere near
the house a full voice, rich and clear,
and It seemed to him that It had a
quality of distress. Then he recognized
It. It was the voir of his own daugh
ter, Snowbird, calling for him. He I
trlril to answer her.
It was only a whisper, at first. Yet
she was coining nearer; and her own
voice sounded louder. "Here, Snow
bird," he called again. She heard him
then: he could tell by the startled
tone of her reply. The next Instant
she was at his side, her tears drop
ping on bis face.
With a tremendous effort of wT.! he
recalled his speeding faculties. "I
don't think I'm badly hurt," he told
her very quietly. "A few ribs broken
and a leg. But we'll hove to winter
here on the Divide, Snowbird mine."
"What does It matter. If you live?"
she cried. She crawled along the pine
needles beside him, and tore his shirt
from his breast He was rapidly sink
ing Into unconsciousness. The thing
she dreaded most that his back might
be broken was evidently not true.
There were, as he Bald, broken ribs
and evidently one severe fracture of
the leg bone. Whether he had sus
tained Internal Injuries that would
end his life before the morning, she
had no way of knowing.
At tills point, the problem of saving
her father's life fell wholly Into her
hands. His broken body could not b3f
carried over the mountain road to
physicians In the valleys. They must
be transported to the ranch. It would
take them a full day to make the trip.
even If she could get word to them at
once; and twenty-four hours without
medical attention would probably cost
her father his life. The nearest tele
phone was at the ranger station,
twelve miles distant over a mountain
trail. The telephone line to Bald
mountain, four miles off, had been dis
connected when the rains had ended
the peril of the forest fire.
It all depended upon her. Bill was
driving cattle Into the valleys, and he
and his men hnd In use all the horses
on the ranch with one exception. The
remaining horse had been ridden by
Dan to some distant marshes, and as
Dnn would shoot until sunset, that
meant he would not return until ten
o'clock. There was no road for a car
to the ranger station, only a rough
steep trail, and she remembered, with
a sinking heart, that one of Bill's mis
sions In the valley was to procure a -new
lighting system. By no conceiv
able possibility could she drive down
thnt mountain road In the darkness.
But she was somewhat relieved by the
thought that In all probability she
could walk twelve miles across the
mountains to the ranger station In
much less time than she could drive,
by automobile, seventy miles down to
the ranches at the foothills about the
Besides, she remembered with a
gladdening heart that Richards, one
of the rangers, had been a student at
a medical college and had taken a po
sition with the forest service to re
gain his health. She would cross the
ridge to the station, phone for a doc
tor In the valleys, and would return
on horseback with Richards for such
first aid as he could give. The only
problem thnt remnlned was that of
getting her father into the house.
He was stirring a little now. Evi
dently consciousness was returning to
him. And then she thanked heaverf
for the few simple lessons In first aid
that her father hnd taught her In the
days before carelessness had come
upon him. One of his lessons had
been thnt of carrying an unconscious
human form a method by which even
a woman may carry, for a short dis
tance, a heavy man. It was approxi
mately the method used In carrying
wounded In No Man's Land: the body
thrown over the shoulders, one arm
through the fork of the legs to the
wounded man's hund. Her fntlier was
not a particularly heavy mnn, and she
was nn exceptionally strong young
womnn. She knew nt once that this
problem was solved.
The hardest part wns lifting him to
her shoulders. Only by calling upon
her Inst ounce of strength, and tug
ging upward with her arms, was she
aide to do it. But it was fairly easy.
In her desperation, to carry him down
the hill. Whnt rest she got she took
by leaning against a tree, the limp
body still across her shoulders.
It was a distance of one hundred
yards In all. No muscles but those
trained by the outdoors, no lungs ex
cept those made strong by the moun
tain nlr, could have stood that test.
She laid him on his own bed, on the
lower floor, and set his broken limbs
the best she could. She covered him
up with thick, fleecy blankets, and set
a bottle of whisky beside the bed.
Then she wrote a note to Dan and
fastened It upon one of the Interior
She drew on her hob-nalled boots'
needed sorely for the steep climb
and pocketed her pistol. She thrust a
handful of Jerked venison Into the
pocket of her coat nnd lighted the Inn
tern. The forest night had fallen, soft
and vlbrnnt nnd tremulous, over the
heads of the durk trees when she
(TO BE CONTINVED.)
Pepys' diary Is a unique work by
Samuel Pepys (1032-1703). giving a
curious and faithful account of the
times In England from 1059 to 10t3.
It Includes almost every phase of pub
lic and social life, from the gnyetles of
the court to the pettiest detail of
week day existence. The book Is wr't
ten In shorthand, and was not dlscov
ered until a century after the author's
death. It was deciphered snd puh
Hfhed (although In a mutilated form)
by Lord Braybrooke In IKS.
Duty Still U to Give.
It Is another's fault If l.r Is ungrate
ful, but Is mine If I do not give. T
find one thankful mnn I will oblige a
great many that are not so, Seneca.