WORLD HAPPENINGS OF CURRENT WEEK SMALL SALARY TAXES CUT House Ways and Means Committee Acts-All Under $5000 Affected. Washington, D. C. Income taxpay ers got their first slice of the pro posed tax relief Monday when the house ways and means committee adopted the recommendation of Secre- tary Mellon to allow a special 25 per cent reduction in the tax on Incomes which are "earned." All taxable incomes under $5000 were defined as "earned" for purposes of this reduction, while $20,000 was set as the maximum amount of In comes on which the reduction could Events of Noted People, Governments be taken. Treasury estimates show that about 1.1,000,000 taxpayers have incomes of Brief Resurre Most Important Daily News Items. i mlm m A Mm m m m'm APTC ttUlU : ALL BUT THE Tfl QICT HI! PACE I BRIDGES iu un I uil unuL : COMPILED FOR YOU and Pacific Northwest, and Other Things Worth Knowing. less than $5000 and automatically could deduct from their tax when com puted 25 per cent of Its total. Thus, a married man with two children, who now pays a lax of $28 on an income of $4000 would pay only $21, this fig ure not taking into account any nor mal Income tax reductions a proposi tion still before the committee. Disposition of this section of the Mrs. Warren U. Harding, wiuow oi ceiir.i (hn wnv wm, ,,, ovno - tion of some odds and ends to be taken up for consideration by the commit tee of inconio rates themselves, includ Ing the surtaxes, the main point at Ibsuo In tho tax revision programme, borne members have declared for writing a republican income rate schedule, while others wish to work out the rates in full committee. Dem ocrats, however, have declared they will stand solidly for their party pro posal of a reduction In surtaxes to a 44 per cent maximum instead of 25 per cent, as suggested by Secretary Mellon. The house republican steer ing committee also discussed the tax situation, but reached no conclusion. Iieforo taking up the earned Income provlKlon, tho committee definitely re Joetod Secretary Mellon'g proposal to prohibit husbands and wives In the eight community property Iuw states from dividing their Incomes for pur poses of tuxatlon. Chairman Green had submitted a substitute proposal, the original already having been de feated, to prohibit this division when the Incomes were derived from wages salaries ulono. Representatives Garner, democrat, Texas, and Hadley, Moved by tho Increasing acuteness republican, Washington, led the fight of tho economic situation In tho cen- ngainst this section. Mrs. Frank B. Kellog?. wife of the new American ambassador, wag the guest of honor at a luncheon Wednes day given by tho American Women's club and attended by 250 American and Drltlsh women. tho lato President Hurdlng, is to bo cc mo nn associate editor of the Marlon Slur and plans to write over her own blgnalure for tho newspaper which her husband conducted for 35 years. Ilrlck and tllo manufacturers of Ore gon and Washington are planning to co-opernto with tho Common Ilrlck Manufacturers' Association of Amer ica In a programme of advertising and promotion of brick and tllo in various construction uses. In tho prcsenco of law enforcement officers of the government, tho senate Teapot Domo Investigating commit tee took steps Tucisduy to cull again before it Albert 11. Fall, ex secretary of I ho interior, and Hurry F. Sinclair, lessee of naval oil reserves In Wyoin- liiR. Tho smelling of breaths to deter mine varying degrees of drunkenness l.i no part of tho business of tho doc tors, internes and nurses employed In Seattlo's city emergency hospital, ac cording to the rulo laid down by Dr. Hiram M. Head, city health commis sioner. Will Select Special Counsel to Proceed in Courts. . WILL PUNISH GUILTY Both Political Parties to Be Represen ted Cancellation of Leases to Be Considered. trul west, President Coolldgo Wednes day sent to congress a special message outlining steps for relief and quick ened offurtg of tho federal government to prevent further bunk failures In that section. Miss Madi'leinn Traverse of Now Yolk, motion picture actress, hns won a verdict of $85,473 ngainst Herbert I. yon S n i II Ii , wealthy oil anil coal man, In her suit based on un alleged de fault of a contract by which ho was Secretary Mellon's recommendation for special reduction In tho tuxes on earned Incomes provided for the 25 per cent rate to apply on suc h Incomes of nny amount and defined earned In comes as that received from wages, salaries and professional services. Representative Garner, author of the democratic tax plan, accepted the earned Incomo proposal In his plan but suggested a reduction of SltVa per cent. Tho 25 per cent rate, however. will stand in committee Chairman Washington, D. C President Cool- ldge hag decided to employ special counsel drawn from both tho repub lican and democratic partlea to pro ceed with court action as a result of evidence adduced at the senate com mittee hearings on the leasing of naval oil leases. In a statement issued at mldnleht Saturday the president declared that "counsel will be Instructed to prose cute these cases In the courts so that It there is any guilt It will be pun ished; if there is any civil liability it will be enforced; if there Is any fraud It will be revealed, and If there are any contracta which are illegal they will be cancelled." The president determined upon this course after being advised by the de partment of justice that It was in ac cordance with precedents. Explaining that the justice department had been observing the evidence unfolded In the senate committee, the executive in his statement asserted that "every I I By DOUGLAS MALLOCH 11mm ................... mm.S THEY'VE built a road from Pick ensville. They've graded up and dressed with gravel A better route to Ryan's mill, A good hard road for folks to travel. They've straightened out a lot of bends, They've fixed It fitter than a fiddle, They've got It finished at the ends They've got it done, all but the middle. You cannot use the road as yet, There's still a lot of work to follow; For here and there you cannot get Beyond a creek, or through a hol low. Yes, here and there a river flows, And you will see, when you have found It, There ain't no way nobody knowl To get acrost It or around It build their lives the hard, make sure of .. .,., in .. rn. (,. ... w .... ... ...... .....,..... , (.rot.n gu(li amcn,lmun, bear her name, Sho sued for $222,600. rrr,i .,. ..i, Klght Salem (Or.) churches hnve voted adversely to n proposal to Invite Wlllluni A. (Hilly) Sunday, tho noted evangelist, to conio to Salem In June M conduct a series of Hirelings. Only 10 churches, It was sulci, voted favor ably to the movement. A half dozen churches were yet to cast their votes. ItaiiiNiiy Mmilonald, who took office Tuesday as Kngland's first labor prem ier, gave tacit notice to tho country nml his colleagues that lie expected to give the llrlllsh people a businesslike On earned Incomes abovo $5000 the definition of Mr. Mellon also will hold. Mr. earner moved to deflno "earned Income" us "reasonable compensation or allowance for personal service where Income Is derived from combin ed personal servlco and capital in the prosecution by unincorporated persons of agriculture or other businesses." This wus defeated by a strict party vote. Home Wrecked; 15 Dead. l'liwlucket, It. I. An explosion udnilnlstratlim and would look for which shook the countryside for 20 punctuality on the part of his asso ciates In reporting for duty each day. Joint slate bearing with tho Inter state commerce commission has been set for March 1, In tho federal court room In Yukima, Wash., by the depart ment of public works, in thn matter of the new Interstate anil Intrastate rates on northwestern roads on fruit unci Vegetables shipped from the Wo nati liee anil YiiUlmu vullcy districts. A wage Increase of approximately C per cent has been agreed upon for 15,000 engineers und firemen of the New York Central lines. Knglneers, firemen, hostlers ami hostler helpers receive tho following Increases: Pas nenger service, 21 cents a 100 miles; freight service, 3ll cents a 100 miles; yard and hostler service, 32 cents u day. Removal of snarls In tho relation of Japanese residents of America with Japan, preparatory to further diplo matic; discussions between the two countries, win the object of a bill In- (roiluccil In the hou of peers Tues iny by the cabinet revising (be nation ality law to the extent of withdrawing uiipanese citizenship from Jai.nese aciiulriiiK any other nationality. Nikolai Lctilnn, Russia's great bid shevlk leader, died suddenly Monday night ut bis country villa In tho village of Gorky, 20 miles from Moscow. The public announcement of thn premier's death was withheld until tho all-Russian soviet congress met Tuesday morning and only that night did the wires carry to all corners of the soviet federation word of (ho event, which even l.enlnu's political opponcuta de clare saddens (he uutlon. miles around, wrecked a two-family house at Cumberland Hill, Manville, Monday and In tho ruins were found 15 bodies. Many of tho victims, in tho opinion of tho medical examiner, were asphyxiated before tho explo sion, which resulted from the Igniting of Illuminating gas and was made more severe by tho detonation of soni dynamite stored In the cellar. One entire family, (ho bond of an other family nnd n young wumiin boarder were killed. They were Ade laide Hamel, his wlfo nnd their six sons and five daughters ranging In ago from 2 to 21 yours; Michael Con way and Miss Apolllno Duncour, Wild West Stuff to Go. Klutuath Falls, Or. Shooting th lights out ut Klutuath county dances has got to cense, according lo Sheriff Low. who opened nn official crusade ngainst the nhuso Monday with the arrest of Krunk Morgnn and Hill Hrown of Illy, on tho upper Sprngue, accused of being drunk in a public place and carrying concealed weapons. "A few Jolts of this panther milk and these young frontiersmen think they are wolves," explained (ho sheriff. Sterling Exchange Up. New York. Improved prospects for tho settlement of tho Hrltlsli railway strike contributed, to a sharp rise In sterling exdmr.go Monday, the do iiiiind rato mounting Jt, cents to lt5li. Tho franc gained 10 points at 4,611, cents as a measure designed to sustain Purls exchange ramo to a test vot.i in tho chamber of deputies. Other European exchanges, with the exception of Denmark, advanced in sympathy. Iuw will be enforced and every right of the people and the government will be protected." White House officials, in making public the statement, said that the special counsel would be appointed Just as soon as selections could be made. Tho formal announcement follows "It Is not for the president to de termine criminal guilt or render judg ment In several causes. That Is the function of the courts. It ig not for him to pre-Judge. I shall do neither. Rut when facts ore revealed to me that require action for the purpose of Insuring the enforcement of either civil or criminal liability, such action will be taken. This ig the province of the executive. "Acting under my direction, the d pnrtment of Justice has been observing the course of the evidence which ha teen revealed at the hearings con ducted by the senatorial committee in vestigatlng certain oil leases made on unvnl reserves, which I believe war rants action for tho purpose of en forcing the law and protecting the rights of the public. This is confirm ed by reports made to me from th committee, it there has been any crime, It must be prosecuted. If there has been any property of the United States Illegally transferred or leased it must be recovered. "I feel the public Is entitled to know that in the conduct of such actions no one Is shielded for any party, po litical or other reasons. As I under stand, men are Involved who belong to both political parties and, having been advised by the department of Justice that It 1 in accord with former precedents, I propose to employ spe cial counsel of high rank, drawn from both political parties." 40 Miners Entombed. .Khnnktown, Pa. Hope for the lives of some 40 miners, entombed lute Sat urday by an explosion In tho Lan cashire mine of the Barnes & Tucker Coal company here, was practically given up when rescuo workers report ed that tho wrecked mine was dense with "black damp" and that water was rising rapidly In the underground pass ageways. 1..... ... iio inn nouse or I lie mine w as wrecked by tho terrific blast. The poison gas, the water, the luck of fresh air Bud a heavy fall of rock im peded tho progress of volunteer rescue workers, who dug vuliuntly In an ef fort to reach the entombed men. Lincoln's Friend Dead. independence, Kan. Major John Frederick Nolle, 95, personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, is dead at hU homo here. Major Nolle was a plon cer of the Oregon trail and la(er, in a gold seeker in California. He built the first courthouse at Salem, Or, i . .. . . , ... no itrucipaiect in seven battles of tho civil war and was counted among the personal friends of many generals of the union army. He came (o Kan sas in IS tin. Arms Collected In London Tower. The collection of arms and armor at the Tower of London contains about 6.000 examples from the Middl ages downwards. Some people same: They labor riches, For gold and pleasure, friends of fame, Will help them over little ditches. And then some day they come upon A ragln' river, darkly tlowln', And gold and fame and friends are gone, And floods are rlsin', windi are blowln'. They build their lives without a God, Perhaps forget, may even doubt Him, When blue the sky, when green the sod, Get very well along without Him. And then the path dips down the vale, The way of life has left the ridges. And then they falter, then they fall They build their road, all but the bridges. ( by ateCltire Nawipiper Syndicate.) O lone Market GEO. W. RITCHIE, Prop. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in FRESH and CURED MEATS Your Patronage Solicited. Under New Management IONE HOTEL IONE, ORE. Refurnished and Strictly Up to date. Com- . mercial Table First Class. A home away from home, with best meals in Central Oregon. SAM GANGER, Proprietor. Nice Rooms. Good Service "A late lark twltlura from the quiet kin; And from the west, Where the sun, hla day's work ended. Lingers as In content. There fulls on the old, gray city An Influence luminous and serene, A shining; peace." SOME CASSEROLE DISHES " ASSEROLE cookery Ig especially popular with the busy housewife, for she may prepare a good dish for the first course and put It into the oven and know tliut In a few hours piping hot appetizing food will be ready to icrve. Hungarian Goulash. Tut three tablespoonfuls of fat, fried out of snlt pork, Into a frying pan with a sliced peeled onion j cook until brown. Itemove the onion and put In a pound and a half of lean uncooked veal cut into small pieces. Stir and cook the meat until slightly brown, then reject the fut and place the meat Into a cuRserole. Add about a pint of boiling water or broth, a teaspoonful of salt, a few dushea of pepper. Cover and place the casserole In the oven. Brown In hot fat In the frying pan a doien balls cut from potatoes with, a French cutter and a dozen small onions of the same size. As goon as the onlona are well browned, add them to the casserole and when (he meat has cooked nn hour, add a teaspoonful of salt to the potato balls, two tablespoon fuls of flour mixed with cold water. Let cook about two hours. Serve from the casserole. Veal Hearts. Veal hearts properly cooked have a flavor much like venison. Fry four slleeg of bacon to a crisp, remove from the pan and add a email sliced onion; fry until brown. Trim four veal hearts. slice them, roll them in highly seasoned flour and fry In hot fat. flace the 1 hearts In a hot casserole. Add to the j fat In the pan one cupful of stock or ' water, a minced pimento, a teaspoonful of salt and one-half a bay leaf. Tour j the mixture over the hearts and cook ! wo hours. Just before serving add the siloes of bacon. Casserole of Rice and Chicken. Wash und boll one cupful of rice, drain In a colander. The rice should be tender but whole, put a part of the rice In the bottom and around the sides of the casserole. Take one pint of cold cooked chicken snd run It through the meat grinder. Mix it with three well- beaten egg, three tnblespoonfulg of bread crumbs, two (ablespoonfuls each of chopped parsley nnd onion, a sprig of thyme with snlt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly, add sufficient gravy or cream to make It quite moist. Mold the loaf to fit Into the center of the casserole. Spread over the top the re mainder of (he rice, cover closely, and place In a moderate oven for an hour. Serve from the casserole with toma to sauce. C. HU. Smiifb Nmnpn I'nlea.) O THEY'D HAVE KILLED HIM. Wlfey I pr. sum your moth- r used to make better biscuits than then! Hubby If she hadn't I'd never Farm Implements Vulcan and Oliver Plows, Superior Drills, Fairbanks Morse Engines, Myers Pumps, Star and Aermotor Wind Mills, Winona Wagons, Mitchel Cars. PAUL G. BALSIGER IONE, OREGON A Good Time to Subscribe for the Independent Is Now! mm a a J A Advertise in THE INDEPENDENT It Reaches the People 0 0 O O have lived to r marry you. v.