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Chris ISaumliaufer, a yard foreman
nt Iho Hecltt mine ut ISurko, Idaho,
plunged 900 feet duwn a shaft to Ills
The dally average ot tolls paid for
use of tho Panama canal from Febru
ury 1 to 15 Ih announced as 573,0X4,
exceeding tho average for uny month
with tho exception of December, 1914.
Signing of tho treaty worked out
betwuen tho Washington and Ottawa
governments for tho suppression of
illicit liquor traffic along tho Cana
dian border has been temporarily de
layed in order that a minor change in
tho draft sent by tho Canadian author
ities may bo made.
French francs Tuesday dropped to
a new record low level at 4.25 cents,
a decline of 12 points from Saturday's
closing price. Tho fall was apparent
ly based on thu difficulties of the
French government in forwnrdlng its
"A high treasury official" admitted
to Mm that treasury department ostl
ninles of an ox-service men's bonus
were "Juggled" to fool tho public, Col
onel Thomas Miller, alien property
custodian, asserted In an address Sun
day at a bonus mass meeting.
Aided by a group of republicans,
most of them Insurgents, house demo
crats Tuesday eliminated from the
revenue bill tho Mellon income tax
rates. Ily a vote of 222 to 11)0 a sched
ule advunced by Representative dar
ner, democrat, Texas, was substituted.
More than 10,000 Japanese, at a
musB meeting In Toklo Sunday, adopt
ed resolutions demanding at once the
resignation of members of tho Kl
youru ministry, then paraded the
streets, passing before, tho Peers' club.
Police reserves wero called out but
tho domonstratlon was orderly.
Ratification ot the German commer
cial treaty as now drawn was opposed
Tuesday before tho senato foreign re
latlons commllleo by K. F. Hummer,
vice chairman of tlie shipping board,
who said tho most favored nation's
clause seriously hampers efforts to
rebuild tho American merchant tea
Two sharks caught in the waters of
Palm lleai li, Fin., Saturday, have
canned mi llttlo consternation nmeng
tho bathers who flock to Hint fash
ionable strip of sand and water every
day ut noon. Neither fish was a man
eater, but hot It wero capable ot caus
ing considerable damago to the human
liescrlbeil by New York police ns a
"girl with tho financial wizardry of u
l'onzl or A Undsny," Miss Helen Hock
ett, a stockbroker, was Imprisoned
Tuesday on complaint of socially
prominent patrons of a Fifth avenue
corset shop that she bad defrauded
them of M,o00. She was charged
Members of the government's spe
cial oil counsel, Owen J. ltoberts and
Atleo Poinerene, Tuesday received
from President Coellilge their Instruc
tions and their commissions, cstnh
llsheil their headquarters, anil an
noiini'id Hut no time would be lest
in undertaking diligently and urgently
legal proceedings, both criminal and
Clothes worn by Abraham Lincoln
when h,i was assassinated in Ford's !
theater, Washington, by John Wir.es
Itooth, Tuesday were sold nt public
auction In Philadelphia for $ii',0t
They consisted ot an old black suit,
the collar stained with the life blood
of the martyred president, the trous
era wrinkled; a badly torn overcoat
aud a faded Bilk stock.
Hudson Maxim of Lake Ilopatcong,
N. J., famous Inventor, who hus de
clared Hint under Hie 13th amendment
tea and coffee are to be regarded as
Intoxicating and traffic In them pro
hlblted, announced Tuesday he bnd
rvtulned Klmer King, a lawyer ot tills
city, to bring friendly suit agslnst a
ell know n hotel In Newark to test
the validity of the amendment. He
said lie was entirely In earnest In
bringing the act leu.
LET TARIFF STAND--MILLERS
Disturbance of Present Relationship
Would Aid Canadians.
Washington, D. C Flour milling In
terests argued before the tariff com
mission Monday for maintenance of
the present tariff relationship between
wheut, flour and wheat products. They
were unable, however, to produce pro
duction costs of wheat feeds desired
by the commission and adjournment
wus taken until Tuesday, when the
commission expects to conclude the
hearings on the costs of wheat, flour
and feed production in connection
with the application for a tariff In
crease on wheat requested by the
wheat council of the United States.
The millers testified that Canadian
millers were able to put down a barrel
of flour In New York, after paying a
duty of $1.53, for seven cents less
than It costs American millers to place
flour on the New York market.
They pointed out that If tho wheat
duty wero Increased CO per cent and
a corresponding Increase were not
placed on flour, Canadian millers
would be able to undersell American
millers in New York markets to the
extent of 77 cents a barrel.
Canadian flour was selling in Lon
don a week ago for the equivalent of
$5.50 a barrel, one miller testified,
stating that an equal grade of that
flour could not be produced In Min
neapolis for Hint amount. The Cana
dian millers, It wns stated, have
crowded American flour off tho llrlt-
ish and continental markets and are
making inroads In the American ex
port flour trade In tho West Indies
through their ability to sell at lower
prices, and with the aid of preferen
tial tnrlffs granted by Prltlsh colonies.
Only tho Amerlcnn trndo -and such
markets ns thoy could develop In
South and Central America, together
with Hie orient, were left to the Amer
Greek Government In Discard.
London. The Greek government
headed by Premier Kafundaris hus
fallen, nccordlng to an Athens dls
patch to the Dally Express.
The government's defeat, It Is said.
is tho consequence of Its refusal to
nccedo to the demands of the extrem
ists for establishment of a republic
before, a plebiscite was taken.
Tho fall of tho government ennio as
a surprise, as it wns thought up to the
last that the extremists would bo de
feated. Alliens. At a meeting Monday af
ternoon between ex-Premier Venlzelos
and ox-Mlnlster ot Foreign Affuirs
Rousses, with General Othonnlos, rep
resenting tho army, It was ngreed thot
tho downfall of Hie dynasty should bp
proclaimed In tho assembly, but con
ditionally upon confirmation of this
cislon by a plebiscite.
British Dock Strike Settled.
London. Tho dock strike, lasting
ten dnys. wns settled quickly Monday,
when delegates met In conference.
Acceptunco of terms wns almost unan
imous, only two minor ports having
A feature of tho strike, which In
volved many thousands of men, was
impleto absence of disorder, although
the strike extended over nil parts of
the kingdom, and dockers generally
are regarded as a somowiini unriiiy
class of workers.
Tho government Is expeeted to an
noiince Immediately the chairman of
the commission to Inquire Into de
cnsuallzatlon, and as the employers
have ngreed to the principle of main
tenance for men who nro Idlo during
a part of the week owing to the pe
culiar exigencies of dock labor, It may
be supposed that some remedy for
this grievance will be found speedily.
Bllllardist Wins Suit.
New York. William F. lloppe,
world's champion bllllardist, was giv
en a verdict Monday by n Jury in kit
preme court sustaining the charges
he preferred against his wife, Alice
Heat rice lloppe, In his suit for abso
lute divorce. The Jury found that
Mrs. lloppe was guilty of misconduct
last November with a salesman. Jus
tice O Malley. who heard the case, Is
expected to soon make known the dis
position of the lloppe children
Fireman Is Suffocated.
New Orleans. Jules TuJol. assist
ant fire chief, was suffocated when
trapped In the warehouse of the
Marks Isaacs company Canal street
department store, which was destroy
ed by fire Saturdny.
Five other firemen, two of whom
may die, were hurt by falling walls.
Preliminary estimates placed the loss
Still Csploslon Fatal.
Pan Franclxco.-William Miller, 72.
was fatally Injured In tho explosion
ef a still at his homo here Saturday.
He died a few hours later at a hos
pital. Tho still was operated fly kero
sene burner, which Is supposed to
have gotten out of order.
HOUSE BEATS TAX
ON EXCESS PROFIT
Fight Delays Final Vote
ESTATE LEVY COMING
Plan to Throw Out Democratic Sched
ule Is Complicated by Satur
Washington, D. C The revenue bill
withstood successfully assaults in the
house Saturday, the most determined
attack in the form of an amendment
proposing a restoration of the excess
profits tax being defeated 157 to 74.
A stubborn fight for the amendment,
which would have re-enacted the law-
repealed In 1921 with slightly different
rates, bo prolonged consideration of
the measure that leaders predicted a
final vote on it could not now be ex
pected before the latter part of next
Representative Freur, republican In
surgent, Wisconsin, submitted the
amendment and was supported in de
bate by Representative Oldfleld, dem
ocrat, Arkansas. Democrats, however,
divided on the question, only about
half of those present voting with tho
republican Insurgents for It.
Tho estate tax section was taken up
but with another fight Impending for
Increase of these rates, final consider
ation of It was put over until this
Plans of republican organization
leaders for any attempt they contem
plate to throw out the democratic in
come rate schedules in the bill when
it comes up for a flnul vote were fur
ther complicated by a development
which It was feared might lessen the
probabilities of Beveral Insurgent re
publicans joining at that time with
tho party organization on the vote for
a compromise between the Mellon and
Represontutive La Guard la, repub
lican Insurgent, New York, who had
asked Secretary Mellon for his views
on a compromise schedule providing
for a 40 per cent surtax rate ana a
normal rato of 5 por cent on incomes
above $1000 Instend ot 6 per cent, as
carried in the organization measure,
was informed by the socretnry that
this plan would not provide sufficient
revenuo for a bonus. Mr. La Guardia,
who voted for the democratic Income
rates, had been counted among those
expected by the organization to sup
port a compromise.
However, Mr. Mellon declared also
that neither the Garner schedule now
In the bill, the original Mellon rates,
nor those including miscellaneous tax
changes reported by the ways and
means committee, would raise suffi
cient revenuo for a bonus.
Meunwhlle Mr. Longworth said ne
gotiations bnd been held up on the
fight ngalnst Incomo schedules as a
result of delay In consideration of the
bill. Several minor amendments, none
ot which were passed, proposing to
allow taxpayers more time In which
to correct returns questioned by the
treasury, wero defeated in short skip
mlshes prior to the fight on the excess
Navy Ruling Protested.
Washington, D. C Protest that the
navy department had refused to per
mit circulation among its employes of
a petition setting forth opposition to
the tentative reclassification of feder
al workers, was embodied In a letter
left ut the Whlto Ilouao Saturday by
Loren II. Wittner, chairman of an or
ganization known ns tho departmental
protest classification committee.
Wittner asserted in his letter that
tho navy department by Its refusal
was violating the law and denying
Indiana Mill Is Burned.
Kvansvllle, Ind. The plant of the
Kelsay ltums Milling company, form
erly the Akin Krsklno Milling com
pany, one of the largest mills of its
kind In the central states, was de
stroyed by fire Saturday night. The
less will reach tho half million dollar
mark to the mill alone and the sur
rounding property within a three block
radius suffered an additional 000
loss. Firemen fought the blaie for
3 hours before' it was under control.
Four Men Burn in House.
Pittsburg. Ta. Four men were burn
ed to death In a fire which destroyed
a three family dwelling house at F.tna.
near here, early Sunday. Two other
men escaped by Jumping from a sec
ond story window. An overturned
oil lamp was believed to have started
I STATE NEWS X
I IN BRIEF.
Falls City Eugene Starr,
Mr, and Mrs. Harry Starr
city, leaves within a few days for
Schenectady, N. Y., where he will en
ter the plant of the General Electric
company to study and work.
Salem. Judge Bingham, In a state
ment given out here, said he had dis
covered a decision of the United
States supreme court which apparent
ly releases all state judges In Ore
gon from paying the Oregon state In
Sulem. Milton A. Miller ot Port
land, who Is a candidate for United
States senator at the democratic pri
mary election next May, is appointed
a member of the state textbook com
mission. He will succeed Harrison G.
Piatt, who has resigned because of ill
Albany. The Albany Retail Mer
chants' association has adopted a reso
lution requlring,all solicitors to obtain
sanction from the association before
soliciting for subscriptions is allowed.
The officers and board of directors
will act as a committee to pass on
Roseburg. Roseburg business men
will not subscribe the money neces
sary to drill a test well at the Rose
burg Gas & Oil company holdings
east of Roseburg, it was stated Sat
urday In a report made by a com
mittee which has been investigating
the project for two weeks.
Salem. Robert Crawford, in charge
of tho flax Industry at the Oregon
state penitentiary, returned here Sun
day from California where he spent
two weeks investigating various kinds
of hemp machinery. The flax plant
at the prison is being reconstructed,
and new machinery probably will be
ordered within the next few weeks.
Astoria. An illustration of the un
precedented number of royal winter
Chinook salmon in the Columbia river
for this season of the year wag fur
nished Saturday when the Vendsyssel
Packing company received two tons
of these choice fish nnd today It pur
chased over a ton, all caught by the
tew gillnetters who are operating.
Su'em. Salem, with the exception
of Portland, Bpent more money for
building work during January, 1924,
than any other town or city In the
state. Salem building permits In Jan
uary, 1.924, aggregated $115,500, as
against $40,000 In January of last year.
Eugene's building permits In January,
1924, totuled $155,176 and Astoria 426,
375. Woodburn. The board of directors
of the Woodburn Fruit Co-operative
association Saturday sold Its 1924 pool
of soft strawberries to Baker, Kelly
& McLaughlin of San Francisco at 64
cents. There will be about 150 tons
nnd they will be barreled In a ware
house, which the association will con
struct, employing 125 women during
the busy season.
John Dny. One hundred men are
reported at work on the highways
leading out of John Day and Canyon
City. Motorists will find the road
way better for summer travel. While
the John Day highway remains closed,
every effort Is being made to improve
tho market roads and Insure proper
means for the heavy travel anticipated
in the near future.
Hood River. Checks aggregating
$70,000 were forwarded by tho Apple
Growers' association Saturday to Its
affiliated growers. The money re
presented distributions on fruits as
follows: D'AnJou, Dose and Buerro
Easter pears,' 50 cents a box; fancy
Gruvenstcln apples, 25 cents a box.
and the flnnl distribution on all other
varieties of pears.
Tendleton. The wholesnlo price of i
wool bags, as well as grain bags, has
been gradually mounting upward dur-1
ing the past few weeks with prospects !
that It will continue, according to j
some of the sheepmen who buy In
large quantities. A surplus of hay
will be held by livestock men after I
the winter Is over, due to the fact j
that comparatively little hay has been i
Salem. Judge Bingham of the 1
Marlon county circuit court Saturday i
handed down an opinion in which he I
held that the Woodburn high school '
district was illegally organized. Or-!
ganlzatlon proceedings were attack
ed on the grounds that second and i
third-class school districts were In
eluded In the union high school dis
trict, which was not authorized under j
the law at the time of the election. I
Pendleton. With one of the most i
favorable winters for their business
practically a matter of history, sheep 1
men of the eastern part of the state j
have turned their attention to lamb
ing and wool problems. The Iamb
crop has already arrived in sufficient
numbers to assure at least a normal
supply and the yield of wool probably
will be better than It was last year,
according to statements of a number
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