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THE SPMXGFIKLI) NEWS
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume Most Importan
Daily News Items.
COMPILED FOR YOU
Events of Noted Teople, Governments
and rcific Northwest, and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
Ia the business district la Seattle
Tuesday, a robber entered a candy
store, held up a woman clerk and ob
tained 10 from the cash register.
Legislation for regulation of the
meatpacking industry, long before con
gress, finally was made ready Tuesday
for approval by the president.
The fancy silk shirt, sporty sox and
loud, expensive cravats are doomed to
give way to cotton lisle and plain
knitted goods, because men are slash
Ing their clothing bills, Chicago haber
dashers told the board of review when
questioned about their personal prop
The four big railroad brotherhoods
in Canada announced Tuesday they
would jointly contest the 12 per cent
wage cut, which has been put into
effect on the Canadian railroads. They
have applied to the government for
a board of conciliation and a ten-day
conference In Montreal.
Lemons came down from a little
price aviation trip Tuesday when, in
the commission-house district in San
Francisco, they were quoted at from
$3.50 to $6 a box, wholesale. This is
a drop of $1 for the best grade and
11.50 for the common grades. In the
past few weeks the price, soared to
10 a box.
. Reductions of approximately $600,
000,000 in taxes and $520,000,000 in
government expenditures this fiscal
year were agreed upon at a confer
ence between President Harding, Sec
retary Mellon and republican leaders
of the house of representatives, in
eluding members of the ways and
Federal agencies will co-operate with
state officials in a fight to eradicate
Rocky mountain spotted fever in Mon
tana, it was announced Tuesday by
the public health service. The situ
ation has been under discussion be
tween Surgeon-General Cumming and
W. F. Cogswell, secretary of the Mon
tana board of health.
Republicans of the senate privileges
and elections committee voted Sen
ator Newberry, republican, Michigan,
whose election in 1918 was contested
by Henry Ford, democratic nominee.
a clear title to his seat Democratic
committee members all voted in op
position, and the long-contested case
goes to the senate for final decision
The committee vote was 8 to 4.
Dayton, Ohio, traffic policemen rub
bed their eyes Saturday when a minia
ture automobile sailed past all sema
phores. There wasn't a soul in it.
It was a driverless radio automobile
from McCook field, controlled by a
radio in a car 100 feet behind it. The
automobile itself contained no wireless
and is said to be the first of its kind
publicly exhibited by the radio air
New York was Introduced Monday
to the postage meter, a machine which
makes every man his own stamp print
er and does away with the necessity of
sticking them on. The National City
bank has the first one exhibited. The
machine, recently approved by the
postoffice department, prints on the
letters a little square about the size
of a stamp, in which appears the words
"U. S. Postage-Paid 2c."
Len Small, governor of Illinois, after
resisting arrest on indictments charg
ing embezzlement and conspiracy for
three weeks on the plea of executive
immunity, or that "the king can do no
wrong," as stated by his counsel Tues
day, finally submitted to Sheriff
Meeter after the latter bad beselged
the state capitol with deputies for sev
eral hours. The governor protested
his arrest until the last, charging per
secution and asserting his Innocence.
RICH BRIDE'S BODY FOUND
Mrs. Kate Mahoney Identified -Hun
band in Seattle Jait.
Seattle, Wash. Discovery of a mutl
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 hero Monday
afternoon was the culmination of tllv
log and dragging operations which the
police had carried on for more than
Mrs. Mahoney, wealthy and elderly
bride, has been missing since about
April 15, shortly after her marriage
to James E. Mahoney.
Mahoney has 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 said to have
obtained title to some of his wife's
Mahoney and his bride went east
on their wedding trip shortly before
the woman was listed as missing.
St Faul 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
Soon after Mahoney's arrest here,
the police announced they had evl
dence indicating that Mrs. Mahoney's
body was in Lake Union, and alnce
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 rugs. 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
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 calls for a
reduction of about 12 Va per cent.
The action of these crafts, it was
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 Leaves Falling.
Harrlsburg, Or. The maple leaves
are falling here now. The old-timers
assert that it is the earliest the leaves
have ever fallen 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
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
une 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
50 men, 5000 unemployed laborers
Monday broke into the premises and
set fire to a stock oMumber valued at
ALLIES Iff LIFT
LID Oil RHINELAHD
End of Economics Barrier Pu
Up to Germany.
PAYMENTS IS FACTOR
Question of Occupation of Right Hank
of Rhine to Come Up Again
At Next Meeting.
Parts. The lifting of the economic
barrier of the Rhlneland on September
15, providing Germany pays up the
amount she undertook to pay under
the London ultimatum and agrees to
remove the boycott against French
goods, was decided upon at the final
session of the allied supreme council
It was decided, however, to maintain
the occupation of Ruhrort, DuUburg
and Dusseldorf until the next meeting
of the council, which it was under
stood will be held previous to the
Washington disarmament conference,
At that time Premier Brland con
sented that the question of the occu
pation of the right bank of the Rhine
should be reconsidered.
The decisions were reached after M
Brland, as president of the council,
replied to attacks made by Lord Cur
zon, the British foreign secretary, and
Sir Robert Stevenson Home, chancel
lor of the British exchequer, against
what was termed the present expensive
system of administering tho treaty, cs
peclaliy as concerning occupation of
the Ruhr region.
This. Lord Curzon said. "Is very
costly; also Irritating to German na
tional sentiment and pride."
The chancellor of the British ex
chequer argued that continuance of the
present system impoverished everyone
of the interested powers and that
means ought to be examined for re
ducing the cost, as the high expense
meant less reparations.
Ambassador Harvey took a more ac
tive part in the three hours' meeting
of the council than at any session
slnco the deliberations were started,
being asked for his opinion or taking
part In the discussion of practically
every question brought up, as America
was directly Interested, especially ia
the Russian and Austrian situations.
At this session the council decided
upon the makeup of the international
famine relief commission, which will
deal with the famine situation in Rus
sia. This commission will not be
merely Inter allied, but ftweden, Den
mark, Norway and other neutral coun
tries will be asked to Join. The nu
cleus will be formed by the entento
countries and the United States, each
to appoint three delegates.
London. Official light on the statu
of the Irish negotiations was given by
the government for the first time Sat
urday in the form of a letter written
by General Jan C. Smuts, the South
African premier, to Eamonn de Valera,
the Irish republican leader. This let
ter, which was dated August 4, reveal
ed that Premier Lloyd George offered
26 Sinn Fein counties complete dom
inion status, subject to certain strate
gic safeguards. It was also known by
the text of the letter that Sir James
Craig, the Ulster premier, has refused
to negotiate with Mr. de Valera, and
that Ulster is standing firm for re
taining her present government.
Fire Stirs Wild Beasts.
Los Angeles, Cal. Fire at the Sella
motion-picture studios on Mission road
Saturday threatened serious loss for
an hour or more, but was finally con
trolled with loss estimated at $20,000,
exclusive of the value of one completed
unreleased feature, which the manage
ment said was worth a large sum. The
Sellg studios have a large collection
of animals which were in enclosures
nearby. Until the fire was controlled
panic reigned in the neighborhood, as
the collection Included scores of lionn.
tigers and other wild animals.
ai MlUAM i
Salem. It was estimated Saturday
that approximately 1000 pickers will
bo needed In Marlon county to hand!
the hop yield now coming on.
Cottage Grovo. The cannery hero
ling sold $23,000 of Its future pack for
this year and could dlfposo of a large
quantity wero there a certainty that
It could bo delivered.
Salem. Chlnn pheasants are more
numerous in Marlon county than for
many years, according to reports re
reived here from the rurul districts,
Quail, too, nro numerous, as are other
species of birds that Annually attruct
Salem. Practically all logging
camps In Marlon and Polk counties are
now in operation and moro ramps will
bo opened before fall, according to U,
G. Holt, manager of the logging de
partment of the C. A. Spauldlng Log
Salem. Tho entire crop of pears
controlled by the Oregon Growers' Co
operative association in the Wlllam
ette and Umpqun valleys has been
sold at $65 a ton f. o. b. shipping point
for the best quality and $35 a ton for
the second grades.
Salem. A permit for the construe
Hon of a new Oddfellows' building
here was issued Friday. The At rue
ture will cost aproxlmatcly $35,000
and will be used as an automobile
terminal. Tho building has been leased
by a Seattle company.
St Helens. The St Helens roun
ell will build a public market so tha
the farmers living In nearby communl
ties can dispose of their farm products
direct to tho consumer. The market
will be on a vacant lot near the court
house and in tho center of tho city
Baker "Strikes" of high grade gold
and silver ores are almost .dally an
nounced from tho old mining camps
In the vicinity of Sumpter in Baker
and Grant counties. Since tho an
nouncement that the Sumpter smelter
will be reopened, tho camps are taking
on new life.
Salem. Loans and discounts of the
87 banks operating In Oregon show a
decreaso of more than $32,500,000 since
June 30, 1920, acordlng 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. Dunran near
Shedd was burned over Saturday,
when the grain caught fire from the
sparks from a threshing machine en
glno. Many people went from Shedd
to assist men In the neighborhood ex
tingulsh the fire, which threatened
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 Bp
propnatlon 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 CO cents
for the box of 50 pounds.
Salem. The program for the Ore
gon state fair 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 ud-
lolns the state fair cround in ,n
Salem. A survey of conditions In
Salem as they affect labor and tha
purchasing power of a dollar was com
pleted nore Saturday. The ronnrt
showed that labor has declined ap-
proximately 10 per cent durlnu the last
year and a half, while the price for
commodities have declined an averace
of 30 per cent Taxes, based on an
assessment of $1000. have increased
from $31.20 two years ago to $48.60
ror tins year.
GOOD FENCES ARE REQUIRED
Fowls Running at Largs Dtttrey Oar.
dsns and Flower Beds Confine
Them In Yards.
(I'rnmrnl .y tti t'nllil Kmtr l)r.rt
nun I of Astlcultur
Confine the backward Hock; oilier.
vvUe the hens will alrny Into heigh
burs' yard und garden, whero they
may (mine damage ami two utmost
sure to rnnu III feeling. The yard
should be Inclosed by u board or wire
feme. Wire fencing Is preferable, at
It Is cheaper und the hen nro less
likely to fly over It. y poultry spo
clullNls of tho fulled Ktutc lepurl
meiit of Agriculture. If cuts prove
troublesome, where one I ruining
chickens. It limy bo necessary to cover
(he tup of the yard wllh wire u !. A
hoard should not bo used tit tho top of
a wire fence, ns this gives tho hens a
visible plnro to ntlght nnd tends to
I inch them to fly over.
A 5 foot fence Is high enough for
most condition, but If the hen show
a tendency to tly over such a feme
tho flight feather of one wing should
be clipped. Leghorn need u C f oot
fence. The larger the yard which run
be provided the better tho ben Mill
do, us It not only gives them greater
opportunity to exercise, but also
niukes It possible to maintain a sod
on the ynnl. In most cum nut enough
lumi will bo available so thut u sod cuu
If the jurd It fairly InrgV. It can bo
divided Into two part und green
crop, such n out, wheat, rye, or
1'wnrf Essex riie allowed to Mart In
one ynnl while the hen are routined
to tho oilier. The green crop should
bo sown very thick, it fx I tho following
quantities will bn found satisfactory
for a yurd IS by 30 feet: Wheat. i'Si
pound; out. kuii!; rye, 3U
pound, rape, 5 ounce. Whuti the
growing Muff reache n height of 3
to -I Inches the hen ran be lurried
upon It n tnl the other yard be simi
Where It I Inadvisable to divide
the yard It I possible to keep a sup
ply of green stuff growing by using a
wooden frame '.' or 3 Imhe high cov
ered with 1 Inch mch wire. A frume
made of 1 by i.' Inch lumber. U feet
long and 3 feet wide, with mi addi
tional piece ncroHH the center to imp
port tho Mire when the hen Mtnml on
It, will be found desirable for u small
yard. A part of tho yard a large a
thl frame I spaded up and sown, the
frame placed over It, und the mate
rial allowed to grow. A soon n the
green sprout reiuh tho wire the hen
Common Poultry Netting Makes a
Very Satisfactory Fence.
will begin to pick them oft, but since
they cannot rat them down to the
roots the sprouts will contlnuo to grow
nnd supply green material. This
frame can be moved from place to
ilace In tho yard, nnd In this way
different parts cultivated.
The ynnl should bo stirred or
sptided up frequently, If not In sod. In
order to keep It In the best condition.
Thl will not only tend to keep down
any odors which might oiImc, but iiIho
allow tho dropping to bo absorbed
Into the soil mure readily, nnd, there-
ore, keep the yard In better condl
I on for the helm.
Although It Is neresNiiry to keep the
ion a confined to their yard most of
he time, It U sometimes possible to
et them out where they may rnngo
iiKm tho lnwn for nn hour or so In
the evening when some one can bo nt
utnd to wutrh them or nt certain sen-
sons of the year to allow them to run
in the garden plot. This will be en-
oyed greatly by the hens and will be
very beneficial to them.