WORLD HAPPENINGS CURRENT WEEK! Brief Resume Most Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Events of Noted People, Government! and Pacific Northwest, and Other Thing Worth. Knowing. The New York board of aldermen Wednesday adopted an ordlnace pro hibiting the scaling of Bkyscraper walls by "human flies." The vote was 63 to 1. The Golden Cate, an engraving taken from Coult'or's oil painting of the entrance to San Francisco bay, will adorn the new 20-cent stamp to be put In use by the postofflce department. At the annual stockholders' meeting of the Union Pacific Railroad company in Salt Lake City Wednesday, Heber J. Grant of Salt Lake City, president of the Mormon church, was elected to the board of directors. Secretary Weeks and members of the senate and house committees on military appropriations and territories, will sail April 17 on the transport Grant from New York for Porto Rico, Panama and the west coast. Howard Carter, co-discover with the late Earl of Carnarvon of the tomb of Tutankhaman, has been taken 111. Lady Carnarvon is delaying her return to England in consequence, says an Ex change Telegraph dispatch from Cairo. Santa Fe northbound freight train No. 48 was held up by a band of heavily armed men two miles north of Morton, 111., Tuesday night and alcohol and whisky valued at between $25,000 and $30,000 hauled away In automobile trucks. Literary and trade journals in New York have announced formation of the Publishers' Cooperative associa tion, the first of its kind in the United States, to combat "the almost prohibi tive cost of manufacture of periodicals in New York city." "Our way of worshiping our God Is by dancing and Blnglng, praying and faBtlng," say representatives of 12 of the 20 Pueblo Indian villages of New Mexico, in a memorial to Indian Commissioner Burke, protesting against his recent ordor to the In dians against tribal dancing. A II. Penfleld, former cashier of tho Springfield (O.) National bank, who pleaded guilty to seven of 12 counts In an Indictment charging em bezzlomont of the bank's funds, was sentenced to serve 21 years In the federal prison at Atlanta by Federal Judge Hlckenloopor Tuesday. . There are 95,592 Illiterates in Cali fornia who cannot write their names in any language, Mrs, Anna M. God frey, educational representative In California, Nevada and Arizona of the United States department of labor, told a convention of southern and central California club women Tuesday. A drugstore and bakery in South San Antonio, Texas, were wrecked and several persons had a narrow escape from death Wednesday when seven 12-incb bombs accidentally jarred loose from airplanes flying overhead, fell over the business district. The bombs were "duds," and did not explode. For the first time In its 258 years of existence the London Gazette, the government's official paper, was pre vented Tuesday from making one of its two weokly appearances. The In terruption was caused by trouble among the trade union men in the of fice whore the journal is printed. Railroad traffic volume, which has got new records in successive weeks this year, touched a stiir higher mark, on the basis of returns compiled by the car service division of the American Railway association, during the week ending March 31, when 938,725 cars were loaded with revenue freight. Stuyvesant Fish, 72, veteran finan cier and railroad man of New York, dropped dead Tuesday of heart dis ease as he entered the National Park bank to attend a directors' meeting. He was chatting with Richard Dcla fleld, chairman of the board, when he was stricken. He collapsed In the corridor. The readiness of the Americans en aged In the recalled Chester concession to invest large sums of money In the development of Turkey by building railroads, ports and cities, is arousing widespread comment In the French newspapers, with the suggestion that French investment and concession in terests bo protected at the resumed Lausanne conference. J ! STATE NEWS All UAXXJX Salem. The state building program for the year 1923 was launched at a meeting of the state board of control to be held here Monday. Approximate ly 1300,000 Is Involved in the program. Albany. After a trip of appraise ments in the vicinity of Albany, Lebaii' on and Brownsville, Governor Pierce stuted that the state stands to lose heavily on some of the securities of fered for state loans. Pendleton, Contracts for the 1923 crop of wheat In Umatilla county have been signed between some companies and local growers, the stipulated price for August 91 delivery being $1 a bush el, the same figure as that of last sea son. Sulem. The death of Judge Webster Holmes of Tillamook came as a se vere shock to his many friends in Sulem and vicinity, where he lived for a number of years prior to locating on the coast. Burial will be In the City View cemetery. Tillamook. Sheriff Aschlm has col lected J341.490.47 on the 1922 tax rolls. The entire amount of taxes to be col lected this year amounts to $830, 169.3G. In addition to the above dur ing the collection of taxes $1097.50 was paid in on the 1921 tax rolls and $6473.07 on previous tax rolls. Salem. Because more than 5000 In vitations have been issued for the Shrine ceremonial to be held in Salem, May 5, and the fact that most of the prune blossoms will have disappeared before May 6, observance of Blossom day probably will be abandoned this year. This was announced here Satur day. Gaston. The continued good weather is allowing the farmers to finish their spring seeding, except on the low bottom lands, Many of them have finished their grain and are busy with their soiling crops, such as corn, kale and roots. The fall grain is look ing fine and propects are for a good crop. Albany Bids on seven miles of road work between Mill City and Lyons will be opened by the county court of this county April 30. The work will be to grade, surface and drain the seven-mile section connect ing those towns. Later the road may be extendod through Jordan, and Scio to Albany. Salem. Unless owners of dogs in Marlon county take out licenses with in the next few days there will be 100 or more prosecutions, according to Sheriff Bower. During the first three months of 1922 more than 2500 dog licenses were issued to Marion county, while thus far this year only 500 li censes have been sent out. Sulem. The Dalles-California high way, between Bend and the California line, which had been obstructed by snow for Beveral months, has been opened for traffic, according to in formation received at the offices of the highway commission here Satur day. The highway was reported as not good, but passable. Hood River. Householders of Hood River were busy throughout the week, co-operating with the Hood River Wo men's club in a home beautiful week. At the instigation of the women, lawns were refurbished, vacant lots turned into' gardens, litter cleaned up and houses painted. Boy Scouts aided the women in the work. Corvallls. The summer session of the college will open June' 18, and a record enrollment is expected. Courses will be offered for students wishing to make up collegiate work missed or to shorten the time of residence by carry ing required subjects during the vaca tion period. Many outside activities are listed for the summer school per iod. Hood River. A crew of 20 men has started work on the Lost Lake high way between the national forest bound ary and the bridge over the west fork of Hood river at its confluence with the lake branch. Spring in the high land forests, according to W. A. Lang Hie, who is in charge of the highway work, is a month in advance of last year. St. Helens. Up to last Friday night the tax collections made by the sheriff's office and turned over to the county treasurer amounted to $305, 232.94, and there were numerous re mittances not yet checked up which Burrell Graves, deputy sheriff In charge of tax collections, estimated would bring the total collections up to at least $375,000. Salem. Approximately 124,000 motor vehicles had been provided with 1923 license plates when the offices of the secretary of state closed here Saturday night. During 1922 the total registration was 137,000. Based on the average applications for the first three months of this year, the 1923 registra tion probably will aggregate 145,000, the secretary of state said. FEDERAL INQUIRY SUGAR WIDENED Dealings Throughout Entire Period Under Fire. SEEK BUYERS' NAMES Brokers Lending Every Assistance to Agents, Although Their Pur pose Is Not Wholly Ch?ar. New York. The government's In vestigation of the high price of sugar, which had been centered upon the transaction of the New York coffee and sugar exchange during February, was widened Saturday to Include all transactions in sugar in the period be tween January 1-and April 1, 1923. For the past two weeks, It was learn ed on good authority, agents of the department of justice have been ex amining the February transactions of several of the largest brokers and deal ers in sugar, paying particular atten tion to the names and addresses of buyers of large sugar contracts. The nqulry has been carried on quietly and was known only to the firms concern ed and their customers, whose permis sion was asked, in most cases, before their names were disclosed to the gov ernment agents. The greatest secrecy has been observed by the government and no clew to the nature or scope of the investigation had been obtain ed until today. Saturay the inquiry was broadened to include all transactions In sugar in the first quarter of 1923 and the en tire list of brokers of the New York coffee and sugar exchange received letters from David A. L'Esperance, special assistant to Attorney General Daugherty, requesting detailed in formation of all transactions during that period as promptly as possible. The letters also expressed the de sire of the government's Investigators to have the names and addresses of the customers of the firms addressed. There was no hint of compulsion In the letters. While the sugar brokers were dis cussing the business ethics involved In a disclosure of their customers' names without their permission, an agent of the department of justice visited the floor of the exchange and Invited Beveral brokers to present themselves at the office of United States District Attorney Hayward Monday morning. One of the brok ers, M. R. Mayer, said that he would accept the invitation and would be glad to assist the government In any way that he could. The brokers were not asked to bring any of their rec ords. ' Traffic Is Enormous. New York. The total passenger traffic in and out of New York city during 1922 was figured at 315,724,803 by the transit commission. The trunk line railroads entering the city or ap proaching it from the New Jersey side of the river carried a both-way traf fic of 227,301,338. The McAdoo tubes, connecting Man hattan an,d Jersey, transported 37,291, 763, and the passengers on ferries, ex clusive of those between the boroughs and also excluding railroad passengers delivered to destination In this man ner, reached 51,131,702. Geneva. Mr. and Mrs. Max Oser have bought a large farm near Yver don, at the southwest end of Lake Neuchapel in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. They will spend six mouths of the year on the farm and the remainder of their time in the United States. Oser, who was formerly a Swiss rid ing master, married Mathilde McCor mick of Chicago last week and In tends to become a naturalized Amer ican citizen. Pay Rises Announced. Baltimore. Pay increases of 124 per cent for all employes on a wage basis, were announced Sunday by the Baltimore Copper Smelting & Rolling company, Canton. The increase is coincident with an expansion of pro ductive facilities expected to provide work for between 400 and 500 men. About 1400 men are affected by the Increase, which becomes effective Wednesday. London. According to the News of the World, ex-Premier Lloyd George will visit the United States and Can ada next September and deliver speeches In New York, Chicago, Wash ington, Montreal and Toronto. With the exception of Lord Balfour, Lloyd George will be the first of England's premiers to cross the Atlantic. The Mardi Gras Mystery By H. BEDFORD-JONES Copyright by DoubUday, Pas A Co, CHAPTER XV 21 When th Heavens Fall. The chief of police entered the of fice of Jachln Fell, high in the Malson Blanche building, ut eight o'clock on Friday evening. Mr. Fell glanced up at him In surprise. "Hello, chief I What's up?" The officer gazed at him in astonish ment. "What's up? Why, I cume around to see you, of course I" Jushln Fell smiled whimsically. "To Bee me? Well, chief, tliut's good of you; sit down and have a cigar, eh? What's the matter? You look rather taken aback." "I am," said the other, bluntly. "Didn't you expect me?" "No," said Jachln Fell, halting sud denly in the act of reuchlng for a cigar, and turning his keen guze upon the chief. "Expect you? No!" "It's darned queer, then ! That chap Oramont called me up about ten min utes ago and Bald to get around here as quick as 1 could muke It, thut you wanted to see me." "Gramontl" Jachln Fell frowned. "Where's Ben Chacherre? Haven't you found him yet?" "Nary a sign of lilm, chief." The door opened, and Henry Gra mont appeared, his right hand band aged and in a sling. "Good evening, gentlemen 1" he said, smiling. "Here's Gramont, now!" exclaimed Fell. "Did you call the chief over here " "I sure did," and Gramont came for ward. "I wanted to see you two gen tlemen together, and so arranged It. Miss Ledanols is to be here at nine, Fell?" The little man nodded, his eyes In tent upon Gramont. He noticed the bandaged arm. "Yes. Have you been hurt?" "Slightly." Gramont brought up a chair across the desk from Fell, and sat down. He put his left hnnd In his pocket and brought forth a document which he handed to the chief of police. "Cast your eye over that, chief, and say nothing. You're here to listen for the present. Here's something to cover your case. Mr. Fell." Gramont produced his uutomatlc from the pocket of his coat, and laid It on the desk before him. There was a moment of startled silence. The of ficer, looking over the paper, which Gramont had handed him, seemed ,to find it of sudden, Intense Interest. "What means all this mystery and melodramatic action, Gramont?" de manded Jachln Fell, a slight sneer In his eyes, his voice quite toneless. "It means," said Gramont, regarding him steadily, "that you're under arrest. I went out to the Gumberts place on Bayou Terrebonne this morning, ar rested Memphis Izzy Gumberts and four other men engaged In operating a lottery, and also arrested two mechanicians who were engaged In working on stolen cars. We took In, further, a gentleman by the name of Dick Uearue; a lesser member of the gang, who Is now engaged in dictating a confession. Just u moment, chief! I prefer to do the talking at present.", Gramont smiled into the steady, un faltering eyes of Fell. "You are next on the program," he said, evenly.. "We know that you are at the head of an organized gang, which is not only operating a lottery through this and adjacent states, but also Is conducting an immense busi ness In stolen automobiles. There tore " "Just one minute, please," said Jachln Fell. "Do you forget, Mr. Gra mont, the affair of the Midnight Masquer? You are a very zealous citi zen, I have no doubt, but" "I was about to add," struck In Gra mont, "that your pleasant friend Ben Chacherre Is charged with the murder of the sheriff of Terrebonna parish, In which I have clear evidence against him, having been present at the scene of the crime. He is also charged with the murder of Joseph Mnlllnrd " "My heavens!" said Fell, staring. "I never dreamed thut Chacherre " "Perhaps you didn't." Gramont shrugged his shoulders. "Neither did anyone else. I Imagine that Ben learned of this room and drinking party, and rightly decided that he could make a rich haul off a small crowd of drunken young sports. He had the costume stolen from my car, as you know; also the automatic which went with It. Two shots were missing from the automatic when we found it In Ben's possession; and you remember the Masquer fired twice at the time Malllard was killed." Fell's keen eyes sparkled angrily. "You're a very zealous citizen, young man," he said, softly. "I see that you've been hurt. I trust your little game did not result in casualties?" Gramont nodded. "Churlle the Coog went west. He was desperate, I fancy; at all events he got me in the arm, and I had to shoot him. Memphis Izzy hardly Justified his tremendous reputation, for he yielded like a lamb." "So you killed the Goog, eh?" said Fell. "Very jealous, Mr. Grnmontl And I suppose that the exigencies of the case justified you, a private citizen, In carrying arms and using them? Who aided you in this marvelous affair?" "A number of friends from my post of the American Legion," Bald Gra mont, evenly. "Ah! This organization is going In for politics, then?" "Not for politics. Fell; for Justice. I deputized them to assist me." "Deputized I" repeated Fell, slowly. "Certulnly." Gramont smiled. "You see, this lottery business has been going on for a year or more. ' Some time ngo, before I came to New Or leans, the governor of this stale up pointed me a special olilcer to Investi gate the matter. There Is my commis sion, which the chief bus been reading. It gives me a good deal of power, Fell ; quite enough power to gather In you and your bunch." The chief of police looked very un easily from Gramont to Jachln Fell, and back again. Fell sat erect in his chair, sturlng at Gramont. "You were the original Midnight Masquer," said Fell In his toneless voice. At this direct charge, and at Gramont's assent, the chief started In surprise. ' "Yes. One reason was that I suspect ed some one In society, some one high up In New Orleans, to be connected with the gang; but I never dreamed that you were the man, Fell. I ruther suspected young Malllard. I am now glad to say that I was entirely wrong. You were the big boss, Fell, and you're going to serve time for It." Fell glanced at the chief, who cleared his throat as If about to speak. At this moment, however, a sharp knock sounded at the door. "Come!" called Gramont. A man entered. It was one of Gra mont's deputies, who happened nlso to be a reporter from one of the morning papers of the city. He carried several sheets of paper which he laid before Gramont. He glanced at Fell, who recognized him and exchanged a nod of greeting, then returned his attention to Grumont. "Ah I" suid the latter with satisfac tion, as he examined the papers. "So Ilenrne has given up everything, has he? Does this confession Implicate Mr. Fell, here?" "Well, rather," drawled the other, cheerfully. "And see here, cap ! There are two more of us In the crowd and we've arranged to split the story. We'd like to rush the stuff to our papers the minute you give the word, because " "I know." Gramont returned the papers that bore the confession of Hearue. "You've made copies of this, of course? All right. Shoot the stuff In to your papers right away, if you Wish." Fell raised a hand to check the other. "One moment, please!" he suid, his eyes boring Into the newspaper man. "Will you also take a message from me to the editor of your newspaper and see that it goes to the others as well?" "If Mr. Gramont permits, yes." "Go ahead," said Gramont, wonder ing what Fell would try now. He soon learned, v "Then," pursued Fell, evenly, "you will kindly Inform the editors of your papers that, in case my name appears in connection with this matter, I shall Immediately institute suit for libel. No matter what Mr. Gramont may say or do, I assure you fully that no pub licity Is going to attach to me in this matter. Neither, I may add, am I going to be urrested. That Is all, sir." Gramont smiled. "Take the message If you see fit, by nil means," he said, carelessly. "You may also take my fullest assurance that within twenty minutes you will observe Mr. Fell safely in Jail. That's all." The newspaper man saluted and de parted, grinning; Grnmont leaned forward, the harsh lines of his face spelling determination as he looked at Jachln Fell. "So you won't be arrested, eh? Let's see. I know that this gang of yours has Influence running up Into high places, and that this influence has power. That is why I was appointed to investigate this lottery game secret ly, and in my own way. That is why, also, I brought the chief of police here tonight." He turned to the perturbed officer, and spoke coldly. "Now, chief, you've seen my author ity, you've heard my charges, and you know they will be proved up to the hilt. Are you willing to arrest Jachln Fell, or not?" The chief cleared his throat. "Why, Mr. Gramont," he observed, nervously, "about the rest of the gang, we'll take care of 'em, sure! But It's different with Mr. Fell, here. He's a friend of the senator " "Different, h II!" snapped Gra mont, angrily. "He's a criminal, no mutter who his friends may be, and I have the proof of It 1" "Well, that may be so," admitted tlie chief of police. "But this thing Is goin' to raise a h 1 of a scandal, atl up and down the state I You know that as well as I do. Now, If I was you, I'd act kind of slow" Gramont smiled bitterly. "Perhaps you would, chief.- In fact, I don't doubt that you would. But you are not me. Now, as a duly-appointed officer acting under authority of the governor of the state, I call upon you to arrest this criminal, and 1 make you duly responsible for his safe-keeping. Do you dare refuse?" The chief hesitated. He looked at Fell for help, but none came. Fell seemed to be rather amused by the situation. Gramont leaned back Jn his chair. The purpling features of the chief were streaming with perspiration ; the man was In a frightful dilemma, and his plight was pitiable. At this In stant Jachln Fell Interposed. "Let m speak, please," he said, gently. "My dear Mr. Gramont, It has Just occurred to me that there may be a compromise " "I'm not compromising," snapped Gramont "Certainly not; I Kpeak of our mutu al friend here," and Fell Indicated the chief with a bland gesture. "I believe that Judge Forester of this city Is at present consulting with the governor ut Baton Rouge on political matters, With them, also, is Senator Flaxman, who has come from Washington on the same errand. Now, It would be a very simple matter to end all this anxiety. Suppose that you cull up the governor on long distance, from this telephone, and get his assurance thnt I am not to ' be arrested. Then you'll be convinced." Grtmiont laughed with deep anger. "You gangsters are all alike 1" he said, turning to the desk telephone, "You think that because you have planted your slimy tentacles In high places you can do anything with abso lute Impunity. But the governor of this state Is not in your clutches. "He's a man, by heaven 1 I have his asurance thnt he'll prosecute to the limit whoever Is behind this criminal' gang and he keeps his wordl Don't think thnt If your friend the senator Is with li I in , you will be saved. I'll call him, If only to show the chief, here, that Influence Is not going to count In this game." Grumont took down the receiver, called long distance, and put In a hur ried call for the executive mansion, asking for the governor in person. "So you think thut he's Immune from Influence, do you?" Jachln Fell smiled patronizingly and lighted a fresh clgur. The chief of police was mopping his brow. "My dear Gramont, you exhibit a youthful confidence In human nature 1 Let me topple -your clay-footed Idol from Its pedestal In a hurry. Mention to the governor that you have me un der arrest, and thnt I have asked him to speak with Judge Forester and Sen ator Flaxman before confirming the ar rest. I'll wager you five hundred dol lars " The telephone rang sharply. Taunt ed almost beyond endurance, Gramont seized the instrument and made an swer. In a moment he hud the gover nor on the wire. His guze went ex ultantly to Fell. '"Governor, this is Henry Grnmont speaking," lie said. I've just succeed ed In my work, as I wired you this af ternoonno, hold on a minute I This Is important, "The head of the entire gang Is a man here In New Orleans by the name of Jachln Fell. Yes, Fell. I find it very hard to get him arrested. Fell boasts that his influence Is superior to any that I can bring to bear. He asks that you speak with Judge Forester and Senator Flaxman before confirm ing the arrest, and boasts that you will order me to keep my hands off. "Speak with them, governor 1 If they're In the gang, too, don't you worry. You confirm this arrest, and I'll put Fell behind the bars If I have to turn all New Orleans Inside out. Go ahead! I know you can't be reached by any of these crooks I'm merely calling Fell's bluff. We have the chief of police here, and he's sweating. Eh? Sure. Take as long as you like, governor." He smiled grimly at Jachln Fell as he waited. Two minutes passed three four. Then he heard the voJce of the governor again. "Yes?" "Don't arrest him, Grnmont." "What?" Gramont gasped. "Don't touch him, I said ! Get In all the others, no matter who they are, but leave Fell alone " "You d d coward!" shouted Gra mont, in a heat of fury. "So tills is the way you keep your promises, is It? And I thought you were above all In fluences real American! You're a h 1 of a governor oh, I don't want to hear any more from you." He jerked up the receiver. There was a moment of dead silence In the room. The chief mopped his brow, in evident relief. Jachln Fell sat back In his chair and scrutinized Gramont with his thin-lipped smile. Gramor.t sat helpless, wrung by cha grin, rage and impotency. There was nothing he could sny, nothing he could do. The man behind him had failed him. The entire power of the state, which had been behind him, had failed him. There was no higher power to which he could appeal, except the power of thj federal government. His head jericed up sharply. "Fell, I've got evidence on you, and I've got the evidence to put this lot tery business lnto-federal hands. Boys ! come In here!" At his shout the door opened and two of his men entered. Gramont looked at the chief. (TO BE CONTINUED.) '.'.'.ill-Paper Collecting. The bobby of collecting wall paper had a distinguished pioneer in Sir Walter Scott, who In one of his let ters narrates his delight In a gift which came to him when he was adorning Abbotsford. He was in a quandary as to an appropriate wall decoration for ids "wlth-drawlng room," which, with the library, was to be the most distinguished chamber in the mansion. Tapestry lan to too great a Thrice, and as for crdinary designed wall-papers, they were lack ing In distinction. But a friend who hud sojourned for long In the East, and had brought h'-me a collection of oriental objects, found among them a number of rolls of gilt Chinese pa per, adorned with dragons anj other reptiles of the Imagination. He of fered the rolls to . Sir Walter, who saw In the design the very thing that suited. The paper stands today al most as fresh as when It was put up In the "Wizard's" baronial hall. Faith That Sticks. Many people seem to have lost faith in everybody except the fellow who promises to make them rich aulck. Toledo Blade.