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Things Worth Knowing.
The Cincinnati Traction company
has announced that the carfare would
be advanced one-halt cent to 9 cents
on March 1. The company la operated
on the servlce-at-cost system.
It the application ot the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy railroad to capi
talize Its surplus earnings is refused,
railroads will Issue their earnigs in the
form of dividends as fast as they are
Ward Daniels, C. A. Brown and
Lewis Madsen were found guilty
of murder In the first degree with a
recommended for life sentence, by
a jury in superior court in SeatUe for
the killing of Patrolman Stevens in a
pistol fight January 14.
' The next governor-general of Can
ada will be selected by the Canadian
people, according to a semi-official
London cable. As the term of the
present incumbent, the duke of Devon
shire, expires this year, a choice will
have to be made shortly.
The giant Capronl airplane at Kelley
field, capable of staying up nine hours
and equipped with a camera capable of
photographing hundreds of square
miles in a day. left San Antonio, Texas,
Wednesday for West Texas to aid in
the search for Lieutenant Alexander
Perason Jr., missing aviator.
Guns of Chinese tong men spit mur
der and wounds in three California
cities Tuesday night. Three dead and
five wounded almost simultaneously in
San Francisco, Los Angeles and Stock
ton marked the ushering In of a new
war of tongs, coincident with the Chi
nese New Year's celebration.
Development of "Niagara Falls water
power as a national asset" on a gi
gantic plan that would assign all water
power privileges to one Individual or
corporation, thus eliminating grants to
various smaller interests, Is urged in
various recommendations now before
the federal power commission.
Because of more pressing legisla
tion, the house rules commltee decided
Tuesday it would not be possible to
present a special rule giving privileged
status to a resolution for Investigation
of the escape of Grover Cleveland
Bergdoll, the Philadelphia draft
dodger who Is now in Germany.
Continuous improvement in pro
ductivity Is necessary for the advance
ment of civilization, national progress,
better human relations and higher
standards of living, Herbert Hoover
declared Tuesday In an address be
fore the convention of the American
Engineering council at Syracuse, N. Y.
President-elect Harding Tuesday fin
ally reviewed his cabinet decisions
with his campaign manager and pros
pective postmaster-general, Will II.
Hays, and received from a member of
President Wilson's peace delegation as
surance that no agreement for can
cellation of the allied war debt was
made at Versailles.
A bill proposing the return of prop
erty held by the alien property cus
todian to owners was introduced Tues
day by Senator King, democrat, Utah.
Provisions is made for the appoint
ment after peace is declared of a corn
mission with Judiciary powers to deter
mine the rights to property in the
possession of the custodian.
Army pigeons eat well. The allow
ance of the bouse of $5000 to feed
them for a year is not enough. This
was the opinion of Major General G.
O. Squler, chief of the army's signal
corps, in appealing to the senate mili
tary affairs committee to override the
economy practices of the lower body
and give bis feathered personnel a
larger appropriation. The general told
the committee that $35,000 should be
appropriated to keep and train the
LANDIS INDICTED IN HOUSE
Baseball Job and Federal Iknch Said
to Conflict With Law.
Washington, D. C On charges ot
high crimes and mlsdemoanors, K. M.
Landls, federal judge, of Chicago was
Impeached tn the house Monday by
Representative Wllty, democrat, of
Ohio, because of his acceptance ot the
office ot supreme arbitrator ot 'base
ball while still a judge.
The charge disregarded an opinion
by Attorney-General Palmer that
Judge Landis was within the law, and
that there was no law making such
acceptance a crime. The opinion was
given recently by the attorney-general
on request of Mr. Welty.
Before proceeding Mr. Welty refused
a request of Senator Dial, democrat,
South Carolina, to Include In the gen
eral Indictment statements attributed
to the judge in refusing to send to
Jail a young Ottawa, 111., bank clerk,
because of the belief that bank of
ficials were responsible for the clerk's
peculations by failure to pay him a
Senator Dial then announced he
would file complaint against Judge
Landis with the department of Jus
tice. He characterized Judge Landis'
statement that the bank clerk's em-,
ployers, were In a measure, responsi
ble for the youth's theft of $96,000 as
"the most bolshevik doctrine I ever
heard" and added that If the action
taken In paroling the clerk amounted
to encouragement of such acts as
those of the clerk, "It is striking at
the foundations of our goxernment."
There were no comments when Mr.
Welty concluded the reading ot his
indictment On his own motion, as
is customary, the Indictment was re
ferred to the Judiciary committee.
Less than a third ot the members
present voted and scattering "noes"
were heard. Representative Sherwood,
democrat, Ohio, clapped his hands.
The next step will be by Mr. Welty,
who will appear, possibly this week,
before the judiciary committee with
witnesses. The committee has the
power to dismiss the charge and so
report to the house and adoption of
such a report would exonerate Judge
Landis of the charges.
PLOT TO OVERTHROW
Paris. The overthrow of the "bour
geois" governments of Spain, Italy
and France is outlined in documents
seized after a seach Sunday following
the discovery of a widespread com
munist plot. The date fixed was
The contemplated arrest of two com
munist members of the chamber of
deputies, alleged proof against whom
has been delivered to M. Marraud,
minister ot the interior, seems to have
brought the Frensh to a realization of
the importance of the plot
' Discoveries made by the police of
Barcelona and Milan show that the
plot included the three countries.
Transmission of funds was effected
through an American financial organ
ization with headquarters In Paris and
branches In Berlin and Vienna.
Soviets have been organized in
France and Brest as headquarters ac
cording to the police, ready to take
over railroads and all civil service.
The plot appears to have been organ
ized without the knowledge of M.
Cachin, leader of the French com
Most Perfect Girl Weds.
New Haven, Conn. Betsy Buell, ad
judged by the Smithsonian institute in
1918 to be the most perfect American
girl, was married Sunday to Frank It.
Valentine, an electrical engineer. The
distinction given Miss Buell was based
upon ancetitry and mental and physical
Swedish Cabinet Quits.
Stockholm. The Swedish cabinet
has resigned as an outgrowth of the
resignation last week of Finance Min
ister Tarnm. Mr. Tamm's resignation
was due to the rejection by the parlia
ment of the bill providing for an In
crease In the Import duty of coffee.
Socialist Scores Soviet
London. M. Schwartz, an American
socialist of San Francisco, who return
ed from Russia, denouncing bolshe
vlBm, will sail for home Tuesday. After
visiting New York, he says he will go
to Washington to see Secretary Colby.
THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
STATE NEWS f
Roseburg. Owing to an epidemic
ot smallpox, measles, Influenza and
other diseases, tbo publto schools at
Yoncalla have been ordered closed.
rrlnevlllo. Four cars of cattle be
longing to Carey Foster and O. Ram
bon were shipped to Portland this
week over tlie Prlnevllle City railroad.
Bond. Railroad business In central
Oregon Is showing a marked gain over
that ot last month, according to J. C.
Wright freight and passenger agent
for the Oregon Trunk and the O.-W.
R. & N. here.
Salem. Articles of Incorporation for
the Atlantic-Pacific Highways and
Klectrlcal exposition In Portland In
1925 were filed Saturday with T. B.
Hundley, corporation commissioner,
following a short ceremony In the
houso of representatives.
Eugene. The night train service on
the Coos Bay line w ill not bo resumed
until weather conditions obviate tho
danger of trees falling across the
track, said A. T. Mercler, superintend
ent of the Oregon lines of the Southern
racific, who was hero recently.
Roseburg. Fresh ranch eggs at 19
cents a dozen, the lowest price quoted
In this city for many years, brought
this product within the reach of tho
most humble citizen In this city Sat
urday. Nineteen cents was the retail
price, producers receiving 17 cents for
Salem. There were two fatalities
due to industrial accidents In Oregon
during the week ended February 10,
according to a report prepared by the
state industrial accident commission.
The victims were William Campbell,
carpenter, Portland, and Orvlllo Smith,
Bend. Bend should experience one
of the greatest building eras In Its
history, Judging from applications
made to the local representative of a
building and loan association. Loans
already asked total $60,000, far in
excess of the amount ordinarily ap
plied for by this time of year.
Eugene. The four-day-week order
of the Southern Pacific, affecting all
yard and roundhouse forces In this
state, Is now In effect at Eugene. There
are 55 men affected. They will bo
idle every Friday, Saturday and Sun
day until the transportation business
improves, according to local raUroad
Hood River. Although several grow
ers opposed a co-operative cider and
vinegar business venture, Saturday at
a mass meeting of orchardists, called
to hear a report of a committee ap
pointed by the Apple Growers' asso
ciation to Investigate the proposition,
the committee was instructed to make
a further canvass.
Eugene. Enough coal of a good
grade will be taken from the Beaver
Hill mine near Marshfleld to supply
all the needs of the Willamette valley,
In addition to those of the Coos Bay
country, said G. W. Evans, consulting
engineer of the Southern Pacific com
pany, who was here recently on his
way out from the mine.
Prineville. The Oregon state land
settlement commission has authorized
the purchase of CO acres of the L. D.
Claypool farm, two miles north of
Prlnevllle, to be used as a model state
farm. The site waB Inspected somo
time ago by Professor Scudder of the
Oregon Agricultural college, who Is
general superintendent ot the com
mission. Astoria. With the Indications of
better weather conditions, the logging
companies In the lower Columbia river
district are contemplating the Increas
ing of their forces of men In tho near
future to overhaul machinery, make re
pairs and extend railroads. The gen
eral opinion now is that few of the
camps will begin hauling timber before
March 15, while others will not operate
before April 1.
Roseburg. In response to an order
Issued by the Southern Pacific com
pany and put Into effect here Friday,
a substantial reduction In the number
of men employed at the shops and re
pair departments baa been made.
About 100 trainmen were made Idle
here, while quite a number of englno
fnen have also been laid off. There
has also been a substantial reduction
In train crews. In fact, nearly every
department has suffered by the sweep
Doings of the
Stato Houso, Sulcm, Or. That tho
bill Introduced by Senator Joseph, pro
viding for tho appointment of a so
culled hydro electric power committee
to make n preliminary survey of tho
posslblo water development of Oregon
within a stipulated appropriation of
$25,000. and the Joint resolution by
the sume author referring to tho voters
of Oregon an amendment to the con
stitution authorising tho loaning ot the
state's credit to an amount not ex
ceeding 4 per cent of tho assessed
valuation of the property of Oregon
with which to acquire, construct and
develop hydro-clcctrlo power plants,
would fall as a profit producing In
dustry to the state, was tho prediction
made hero by Franklin T. Griffith,
president of the Portland Railway,
Light & Power company, at a public
hearing held by the Joint committee on
Tho long expected report of the
special committee on reapportionment
of legislative districts appeared Tues
day. Tho fireworks will sturt when
the bill submitted by the committee
gets to the floor for adoption or re
jection. Marlon county Is singled out
as the sacrificial goat In tho reap
portionment, for under It Marlon loses
a senutor and a representative. There
is likelihood of a hasty alllanco be
ing organized by Wlllamelto valley
delegations to reslBt tho program of
redisricting, which takes from tho
valley and gives to tho empire east of
the Cascade ranges.
To protect tho Interests of Oregon
In the exchange act ot the Oregon &
California railroad grant lands, Cover
ner Olcott will telegraph tho secre
tary ot the Interior that ho wants to
check up on and participate In tho
cruises. Another step to look after
Oregon's Interests is a resolution
which Speaker Benn will offer author
izing the stuto land board to Investi
gate exchanges and to use out of state
land bourd funds of $10,000 to carry on
The first exercise of the veto power
by Governor Olcott was applied to
houso bill No. 79, by Representative
Stone and Hammond of Clackamas
county. The bill provides additional
methods In cities of the stato for en
forcing payment of liens against lands
and delinquent Installments on bonded
Indebtednes for street and other Im
provements. An unexpected tilt developed In tho
house Wednesday when houso bill 285,
Introduced by Representative Heals,
prohibiting the removal of timber from
lands within port districts until all
liability resulting from bonded Indebt
edness of the district Is paid, came be
fore the houso.
The senate irrigation and drainage
committee has gone on record favor
ing passage of two bills Introduced by
Senator Joseph providing means for
the organization of tunnel districts and
making available machinery whereby
districts can bo formed for the pur
pose of draining lakes.
Tho senate, by a voto of 16 to 13,
Tuesday refused to accept the minor
ity report of the Judiciary commit
tee recommending defeat of a bill in
troduced by Senator Farrell giving to
the state child welfare commission
Increased powers with relation to the
adoption of children.
A new state censorship law for mo
tion pictures was placed on the houBo
desk Tuesday by tho committee on
public health and morals as an amend
ment to the state board of censorship
bill Introduced some weeks ago by
Representatives Chllds und Fletcher.
Senator Kills voted tho only opposi
tion to Senator Smith's bill providing
for examination of all applicants' for
marriage licenses when tho measure
was presented for third reading in tho
senate Monday afternoon. Senator
Kills said that whllo he was not op
posed to mental and physical testa, ho
believed the bill, as drafted and sub
mitted, was too broad in Its scope to
accomplish tho results for which It
Senator Dennis has Introduced a bill
making the governor of Oregon ex
officlo commissioner of hydroelectric
power In this stato. Under the pro
visions of the proposed law It is made
Incumbent upon the governor to collect
data concerning hydroelectric re
sources of the navigable streams and
present the same to the federal power
commission created by an act of June
SENSED Of LEOIOH
Discord Among Allies Is De
clared to Be Big Aim.
Local Post Are Requested to Keep
Kye on Mass Meetings, Which
Are Thought First Htep.
Indianapolis, Ind. American legion
posts wero asked Sunday night by the
legion's national headquarters to watch
for a revival of German propaganda.
A bulletin sent to all irtato head
quarters by the national headquarters
suld that mans meetings lit several
cities, 'Including Omaha, hove been
planned as "one. of tho first national
manifestations" of tho propaganda
campaign, the object ot which, the bul
letin outlined as follows:
"Disruption between tho t'nlted
States and our allies, particularly
Franco and Great Britain, by the turn
ing of American popular sent Intent
against those governments.
"Methodical creation of a powerful
national political machine, by the
amalgamation of the disloyal elemetti
of our nation, and Its elevation to a
plun of power In American politics."
"One of the first national manifesta
tions of this activity will probably
tako the form of minus meetings," t ir
bulletin continued, "ostensibly In pro
test ngulnst the occupation of tho
Rhino by French negro troops. The
nlleged presence of French colohluls
is to be used as a motive to turn
American sentiment against France.
Negro troops were wlthdruwn frotit
the French army of occupation mouths
ago. Their conduct was excellent, ac
cording to official reports from tho
American ambassador at Paris.
"Identified with this movement are
individuals whose disloyalty and
whoso efforts In tho Interest of Ger
many have been notorious In the past
and who now again are In direct co
operation with Berlin.
"National headquarters had received
reports of pro German activities from
many sections which appear to con
nect directly with the national propa
SOLDIERS KILL 13
IN IRISH FIGHTING
Cork. Thirteen civilians were killed
and eight captured, of whom threo
wero Injured, In an engagement Sun
day afternoon between Llsgucld and
Mldleton, Cork county, according to
a general headquarters report. This
was believed to bo tho largest number
of casualties among members of tho
Irish republican army In any slnglo
Two soldiers wero wounded In tho
desperate running fight beitween a
detachment of a Hampshire regiment
and a large party of republicans.
The troops came upon tho repub
lican forces preparing an ambuscade
und attacked them.
A detachment of the Hampshire
regiment surprised a party of civil
ians in a houso in Mldleton. The
civilian forces split up, some remain
ing in tho house, whllo tho others
took to positions in the garden. In
brisk fighting, ono soldier wub slight
ly wounded and the civilians wero dis
persed and pursued. A search of tho
house revealed concealed arms and
Three Die in Stove Blast.
Castle Rock, Wash. Mrs. Dorothy
Young, 20, her daughter, 3, und son, 2,
wero burned to death In their homo
hero Saturday when gasollno or coal
oil which tho mother poured Into tho
cook stove paused an explosion thut
blew off the roof and enveloped tho
dwelling In flames. A man who was
standing Bovernl hundred feet away,
the only w itness, said that Mrs. Young
stumbled from the houso carrying her
dead son. Ail her clothing had been
burned away nnd she was clad only In
her shoes. Tho mother lived a few
hours but did not regain consciousness.
It la believed that Mrs. Young poured
gasoline into the stove thinking It
was coal oil.