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Things Worth Knowing.
More wheat was exported from the
Columbia river during December, 1023,
than from all of the other ports In the
United States combined.
Sergeant C. K. Conrad, Kelly field,
at San Antonio, Tex., broke the world's
record ultltude parachute Jump Wed
nesday. Ho leaped from 21,500 feet.
Twenty-seven Mexican convicts,
some of them serving terms for mur
der, escaped from the Uluo Ilidge pris
on farm, 18 miles from Houston, Tex
The escape was staged between 10
aud 11 o'clock Wednesday night.
Kg Field Marshal Ludendorf, Adolph
Hitler, leader of the Iluvarlan fascist!,
and seven other defendants were
placed on trial for their connection
with tho "putsch" of last November.
All of Ihe defendants except ono are
charged with high treason.
Ilelleved to lio of tho Neolithic pe
riod, or later stone ago, a boat 11 feet
long and three foot wide, hollowed
out of tho trunk of an oak treo, has
been found in the mud at Elmlry
Ferry marshes, nour Slttlngbourne,
Kent, Kngland. It is estimated by ex
perts to bo 0000 years old. '
Congress laid asldo legislative busi
ness Wednesday to pay tribute to the
memory of Warren (J. Harding. The
house and senate joined In a memor
ial service, held In tho house chamber,
with Secretary Hughes as the only
speaker nnd President Coollilgn, his
cabinet, supremo court Justices and
foreign diplomats In attendance.
Mayor Drown nnd Alfred It. Lundln
were nominated as mayoralty candi
dates In tho primary eloction held in
Seattle, Wash., Tuesday, according to
complete returns from all of tho city's
234 precincts. Muyor Drown polled
a plurality of 4551 votes over Lundln.
Tho unofficial returns tabulated from
tho 291 precincts gave: Drown, 27,592;
Lundln, 2.1,041; Krlckson, 17,341.
A chemlcul discovery said to ho one
of tho most Important of tho 20th
century has Just been made at the
Fixed Nitrogen Research laboratory
at Washington, Professor Arthur 11.
l.nmli of Harvard announced Tuesday
night. Tho discovery Is a net catalyst
which will bring about tho permanent
union of hydrogen and nitrogen atoms
nnd will yield I I per cent of ammonia,
Professor Lamb said.
Further slushes ill operating ex
prunes huvo been determined upon by
President Pulmer of tho emergency
fleet corporal Ion. On top of the re
duction of (IS.000 In tho salaries of
tho corporation's four vice- presidents,
a similar sum will lie saved through
elimination of the position of mining
Ing director of Vnited Wales lines,
i made vacant Wednesday by (he reslg
nation of William J. l.ove.
Serious Interference with telegra
phlc anil radio communication is pre
dieted by Dr. David Todd, professor
emeritus of Amherst college, In u
statement In which ho announced the
discovery of a new outbreak of "sun
spots." Tho area affected, according
to Dr. Todd, 1 about IWOtl miles In
diameter. Ho believes the outbreak
to be the beginning of a "sun spot
period," with auroral displays and con
sequent difficulty III electric and radio
President Donnelly of tho Northern
Pacific railway Tuesday denounced
the pending attack on the road's laud
grants as "an attempt through some
form of congressional action to clr
tiiiii vt-nt tho decisions of tho courts,"
President Coolldgo has asked Chair
man I.enroot of tho somite public
lands eonmilltcn to look Into the sltua
Hon under which tho Interior depart
luent, unless action is taken, will soon
bi called upon to turn over to the
railroad S.tiOO OOO acres of public lands,
homo of it including forest reserves.
The' students' mlllcnluiu the day
when thero will bo no exams- Is com
ing on apace, In the view of educators.
Sneakers before tho annual conven
tion of the department of superintend
once, National Kduentlon association,
in Chicago, Tuesday ruled out Ihe
periodic examination "and all its
moral liorurds" as unsound, unscienti
fic and "generally meaningless." Per
the examination mark, it seems, has
been proved by years of testing by
educational psychologists to have nt
solutuly no fixed relation to meutal
capacity or intellectual ability.
MORE GRAFT CHARGES MADE
Senate to Investigate in Forbes Case-
Conference Is Held.
Washington, D. C. Evidence that
"two members of congress" improp
erly accepted money, laid before the
Chicago grand jury that Indicted
Charles R. Forbes, will be inquired
Into by the senate veterans' commit
A telegram was sent Monday night
to the district attorney at Chicago re
questing that he advise the committee
as to this evidence, and asking wheth
er It indicated sufficient connection
with the veterans' bureau to come
within the committee's Jurisdiction.
The action followed a conference
between President Coolidge and Sen
utor Heed, republican, Pennsylvania,
chairman of tho committee, at which
the grand Jury's report was discussed.
Whether Immediate action also is to
bo taken by the executive branch of
tho government upon matters discuss
ed in the report other than the Indict
ments hunded down was not disclosed
ufter tho conference.
The special report of the grand Jury
announced that other sensational de
velopments involving alleged graft
had been developed before it in the
course of tho Inquiry which led to the
Indictment of Forbes. These develop
ments were not pursued, the grand
Jury reported, because they were not
within its jurisdiction.
The Jury stated that tho develop
ments included speculation by one or
more oftlcluls of tho government, In
volving tho use of official Information,
the payment of certain sums of money
to two members of congff ss and that
money was collected by cortuln per
sons, not attorneys, for obtaining per
mits for Intoxicating liquor.
Tho jury also said it had informa
tion indicating that the files of one
department were turned over to per
sons having no official connection
with tho department and that money
was accepted by persons who were
not attorneys, to obtain clemency for
prisoners, these persons basing their
efforts upon their intimacy with of
REVENUE IS REDUCED
Washington, D. C Tho tax bill as
passed by the house will produce 44G,
OOO.Oou less revenue than the existing
law, In tho opinion of the treasury ac
tuaries. It would produce J113.000.000 moro,
the treasury figures indicate, than the
Garner democratic plan.
The treusury surplus under tho pros
out rates, uccordlng to present esti
mates, will bo only $323,000,000, sc
that tho house bill it finally enacted
would result iu a deficit of $123,000,
Losses In revenue under tho bill as
passed by the houso nro estimated to
bo $1:10.000,000 in normal Income
taxes, $150,000,000 III surtaxes, $00,
000,0110 In earned income uud $12(1,-
000,000 In miscellaneous taxes. These
sumo taxes ns carried In the Garner
plan would have resulted, according to
ho treasury, in losses from existing
mounts of $227,000,000 In normal In
omo taxes, $171,000,000 in surtaxes,
i.000.000 In earned Incomo nnd $120,
1100.000 in miscellaneous taxes.
Provisions of both the Garner plan
ml tho bill ns passed by the house
would bring $50,000,000 moro into the
treasury than under existing- law un
b r the capital loss and limited dcdiic
Parcel Pott Is Probed.
Washington, ). C Tho post of fire
partmont Is conducting nn Inquiry
Into Its parcel post business. Assist-
nt Postmaster General Stewart an
ounced, to determine whether that
service cannot bo so reorganised as
bear the cost of Increased salaries
for postal employes.
Mr. Stewart appeared before a joint
senate and house committee which Is
considering a salary bill, but said the
department would be unaldo to formu
late recommendations until a report
i n the parcel post Inquiry was in hand,
probably In May.
Tax Refunds Ara Huge.
Washington. D. C-Refunds on tnx
payments totaling $123,!i!2.S20 94 were
made by the treasury In the fiscal
year ending Juno 30, 1023, according to
a report by the department. The re
funds, made to 203,320 persona, cov
ered payments for several years nnd
were made on account of "illegal or
erroneously collected taxes." Tho re
port showed 10,153 persons had re
reived moro than $1000 each in re
imbursements. Washington, D. C Tho public debt
has been cut moro than $t.SOO,00fl.00O
In thn four and a half years slnco the
great war indebtedness was nt Its
peak, August 31, 1919. Figures made
public Monday by the treasury show
that at tho opening of business Satur
day the national debt was $21.7S1,966.
S52. It has been reduced $933,000,000
In the last year.
Marine Guard Around Ceiba
Consulate Is Doubled
WARSHIPS TO REMAIN
Tangled Affairs of Central American
Republic Fails to Respond
Washington, D. C With a force of
American marines and bluejackets
guarding the consulate at Ceiba and
an American destroyer speeding from
Jumaica to the Honduran port of Puer
to Cortes, the Washington govern
ment has been forced to take action
In connection with the confusing revo
lutionary outbreaks in the Honduran
republic, which already have cost the
life of one American citizen.
An American negro, whose name
has not been reported, was killed in
the recent fight at Ceiba during which
tho consulate was repeatedly Btruck
Rear-Admiral Dayton, commanding
the special service squadron in central
American waters, and whose flagship,
the cruiser Denver, is at Ceiba, has
found It necessary to double the ma
rine guard of 35 men first sent ashore
to protect the consulate. An addition
al force of 35 bluejackets has joined
the marines of the guard and Admiral
Dayton reported that the situation at
Culba was so menacing to American
interests that he did not consider it
wise to withdraw bis ship from that
place at present.
While the revolutionary movement
which followed the failure to elect a
new president by constitutional means
lias been a double-headed affair from
the first, apparently there are separ
ato revolts by various leaders also in
progress, and banditry has broken out
in some places.
Recent reports from Ceiba indicate
that the fighting there, which caused
the landing of American marines and
sailors, was between the forces of the
de facto government headed by Presi
dent Gulterrlei and an unorganized
bandit force headed by a leader named
Munguia. Whother Munguia is sup
porting one of the revolutionary pat
ties or operating without any connec
tion with tho revolutionary movements
has not been disclosed.
Tho third presidential candidate,
Donilla, nlso is said to have some
military support, but Just which force
is seeking his preferment is not
MELLON TO FIGHT
TAX BILL CHANGES
Washington, D. C. Administration
influence will be brought to bear to
cause tho modification of the house
tax bill by the senate finance com
mittee in Important particulars.
Not only will a drive be made, to
bring about a reduction in surtax
rates, but an effort also will be made
to obtain tho elimination of a number
of amendments added on the floor of
the house which are consldored by
Secretary of the Treasury Mellon to
The house amendment to which Sec
retary Mellon Is expected to offer the
most serious objections Is that which
increases present tuxes on estates.
Secretary Mellon in his last annual
report declared that the present estate
taxes, ranging from 1 to 25 per cent,
were so high as to be confiscatory.
Tho house boosted the maximum rate
to 40 per cent over tho protest of re
publicans who acted as spokesmen for
tho treasury viewpoint. It is under
stood that Secretary Mellon either In
a letter to tho senate finance commit
tee or in testimony before the com
mittee, will urge strongly that the
estate tuxes bo reduced at leust to
the present level.
Secretary Mellon also Is expected
to criticize the gift tax amendment
adopted by the house. Treasury ex
perts have taken the position that the
tax on gifts cannot be administered
successfully and that It will not ac
complish much toward providing ea
slon of high surtaxes and high estate
18 Known to Be Dead.
New Drunswlck, N. J. The number
of known dead as tho result. .oJLf-fttg.
day's disastrous TXT explosion and
celluloid flro at the little town of
Nixon Is placed at 18. Only ono addi
tional body, 'he torso of a woman,
was found Sunday. Rescuers who
worked In the smoking ruins through
out tho day stated eight persons are
missing, six are unaccounted for and
60 are being treated for Injuries suf
fered lu the disaster.
j STATE NEWS
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Governor Neff of Texas has issued
a proclamation placing an embargo
on Importation of livestock from Cali
fornia and prohibiting importation
from Oregon, Arizona and Nevada ex
cept after proper inspection
Klamath Falls. Construction will
start soon at Klamath Falls on a new
sawmill with a capacity of 70,000 feet
per day, to be located In the outskirts
of the city near the Juncture of the
Strahorn and Southern Pacific rail
roads. Astoria. The body of a boy baby
about one day old was found near
Rugby station Monday by Joseph J.
Saul of this city. He notified C. O.
Potts and H. N. Boyd of the Crossett
Western Timber company, who re
ported the case to Coroner Hughes.
Salem. Governor Pierce, who a
week ago underwent an operation for
the removal of his gall bladder at a
local hospital, probably will be re
covered sufficiently to return to his
home late this week. This was an
nounced by the attending physicians.
Pendleton. Purchase of 75,000 as
paragus plants witn which to plant 15
acres of land in the Hermiston dis
trict has been closed with a Walla
Walla dealer, according to Fred Ben
nion, county agent. Otto Heinl of
Hermiston conducted the purchase for
a committee of west end growers.
Pendleton. Fire of unknown origin
practically destroyed a house and con
tents on Beauregard Btreet occupied
by L. C. Graham Sunday morning at
3 o'clock. The fire was not discovered
until it had made considerable head
way. Mr. and Mrs. Graham and their
hildren wore absent on a visit with
relatives in Walla Walla.
Hlllsboro. The Oregon state dairy
men elected the following officers at
their annual convention here Friday:
C. L. Mulkey, McMinnville, president;
C. W. Laughlln of Astoria, first vice-
president; H. W. Cooley of Jefferson,
second vice-president; P. M. Brandt of
Corvnllis, secretary-treasurer; Horace
Addis of Portland, assistant secretary.
Rend. Earl Denny, 30, stepped off
a curt near Terre Bonne late Satur
day night, fulling 35 feet and suffering
fatal injuries. His skull was frac
tured and he lived only 25 minutes
after the accident. Denny is thought
to be from Idaho Falls, Idaho, and
Coroner Nlswonger began efforts to
find his friends or relatives in that
Salem. The Wlllametto valley lo
gonberry crop for the year 1924 will
be approximately 70 per cent of nor
mal, according to officials of the Dra
ger Fruit company. In some parts or
the valley the entire loganberry acre
age was destroyed by the frost, while
in other sections the crop will be 100
per cent. The average loss will be
30 per cent, officials said.
Salem. Approximately 10,000 state
Income tax returns, representing pay
ments of $40,000, have been received
at tho offices of the Income tax col
lecting department here, according to
announcement made Saturday by Karl
Fisher, state tax commissioner. Mr.
Fisher estimated that not less than
75.000 returns will bo filed with the
department by March 31. Of the 10,
000 returns received up until Friday
night 4400 were classified as taxable,
while 6600" were non-taxable.
rendloton. Plans are being made
to test every milk cow In Umatilla
county this year to insure that the
present low rate of tuberculosis Is not
permitted to show an Increase, accord
ing to Fred Dennlon, county agent.
The tests conducted in 1923 of 440
herds, consisting of 2S37 bead, showed
13 reactors and eight suspects. Dr.
O. W. Overhause of the bureau of
animal husbandry, stationed at La
Grande, will conduct the tests In Vina
tills county, which are to begin about
St. Helens. With the departure of
the steamer Multnomah FTidny night I
lumber shipments from St. Helens for
the week amounted to about 3,000.000
feet all shipments being for California
ports. The steamer E. H. Meyer,
which departed Wednesday afternoon
for San Pedro, was laden with 1,016,
000 feet of lumber, and the steamer
CeJIlo which left Thursday night car
ried a 975,000-foot cargo of lumber
and piling for Sun Pedro and San
Diego. The sleamer also had a fair
Klamath Falls. Before a full gal
lery of Indians the marital difficulties
of Sarah Jim and Brick Jim, full
blooded Klamath Indians, were aired
In the circuit court here Friday In a
contested divorce case. In which Sarah
Jim attempted to show she could be
freed from marriage ties with Brick
Jim. who had chased her on a horse
and beat her over the head. Mrs.
Jim's testimony was taken through
an interpreter, since she speaks only
the Klamath language. Judge Leavltt
denied the divorce. I
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