OF CURRENT WEEK Brief Resurre Most Importan Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Events of Noted People, Governments and Pacific North went, and Other Things Worth Knowing. An earthquake was felt at Batna, Algeria, Sunday, says a dispatch to the London Dally Mall. A girl was killed by the collapse of a hou.su and several liullilings were- damaged. Howard Hohs, Arthur Tolnby mid Herbert Gilbert, each 8 years old, wen drowned at Iowa City, la., Tuesday, when tho ieo on Willow creek gave way with them. They woro playing on the ice. Submnrlno No. 43 of tho Japanese navy collided Tuesday with tho war ship Tatsuta ten miles outside Sase bo harbor and suddenly sunk In 2ti fathoms; of water. Four officers and 40 men weru uboanl. Kescuo work lu proceeding. A hill authorizing tho expenditure of $7,500,001) for tho improvement of r (Kids nnd trulls, inclusive of bridges In the national parks nnd inonumentH, under Jurisdiction of the Interior de partment, was passed by tho house Monday nnd sent to the senate Portland holds 3 1 tli place among tho cities of tho United Slntes In postal savings deposits, according to Information received by Postmaster Jones from Washington, I). C. De posits in Portland office total approxi mately Jl, 250,000, Mr. Jones said. Its central locution, virtual hub of railway systems of tho country, ample hotels nnd market advantages are said by the Chicago Association of Com merce to bo contributing factors to ward Chicago having become tho lead ing convention city of tho United States. Chlneso coeds aro bobbing their hair as a result of seeing pictures of Amerlcun Rlrls, writes Waller licit, ll'-O graduate in pharmacy, to his sis ter, .Mary licit, sophomore nt the Ore gun Agricultural college Mr. licit Is teaching In tho Canton Christian col lege, ('anion, China. Kfforts to secure tho repeal of sec (Ion 28 of tho merchant inarlno net, which provides that lower railroad rates may bo granted on exports and Imports carried to or from foreign countries In American ships, was Hiithorlzod by the directors of tho San Francisco chnmber of commerce Men day. Tho New Jersey legislature adjourn ed Saturday after republican senators bad attacked Governor Silzer, demo era!, for presidential aspirations. The occasion for the attack was a message from the governor urging the leghda lure nut to adjourn until it bad dc "something tor tho relief of tho pen pie." GERMAN RELIEF IS VOTED Congress Appropriates $10,000,000 for StarvingPeople. Washington, T. C. Disregarding parly lines, the house Monday night adopted a resolution to appropriate 510,000,000 for the purchase of food supplies for destituto women and chil dren In Germany. Sent to tho senate by a vote of 210 to 97, the measure stipulated that the foodstuffs were to bo bought in the United States and transported to Ger many in shipping board vessels. Three hours were devoted to debate, after which a gcoro of amendments were offered. Only ouo, by Repre sentativo Jones, democrat of Texas, which provided that the supplies should be purchased wherever possibl inrougn tanners organizations, was adopted, ICS to OS. A amendment by Representative Fitzgerald, republican, Ohio, would have sought to prevent expenditure of any of tho appropriations until a sol dler bonus bill was enacted into law. It was thrown out on a point of order, while an amendment by Itcproscnla tlve Underbill, republican, Massachu setts, to withhold tho appropriation until tho German government spends mi equal amount for tho sumo purpose, was rejected, 10S to 81. Itepresntalivo Fish, republican, New- York, author of the resolution, and an ex-service man, led tho fight for adop tion, while Representative Conally, democrat, Texas, directed the uttack against the measure. Representative liurton, republican Ohio, declared tho resolution to be constitutional, while an opposite view was taken by Representative Tucker, democrat, Virginia. Tho Ohio mem ber said it afforded an opportunity for "charily" and needed relief. Mr. Tuck r Insisted It would tend to consult- date the German vote, but would mean nothing as a relief measure because but 2 1-5 cents per day was available for each of Germany's 2,500,000, chil li ren. Tho resolution, Representative Mc Keown, democrat, Oklahoma, said at tempts to excuso tho United States lack of a foreign policy" nnd instead or relief, Franco should bo made to adopt "u proper course" towards Ger many or "pay her debt to the United States." On (ho contrary, Representn tivo I.n Cuardin, republican insurgent New York, declared tho bill would do more good In fivo minutes thun the league of nations In fivo years." A warm appeal for tho resolution was made by Representative Cooper, republican insurgent, Wisconsin, who said that although Germany might have sufficient food, It was destitute of money with which to purchase It. RATE CUT, HUN 5 TUCK BEGUN Cattle Raisers and Shippers Present Evidence. PACT WITH JAPAN SCORED BY HOUSE O. P. Huff, Oregon state treasurer and member of tho state board of con trol, died Tuesday morning at tin Kmaiiuel hospital following a linger lug Illness. Mr. lloft, who was (15 years of age, had occupied (he pest of stale treasurer since 1 It t S and previous In this had served for 15 years lis labor commissioner. Secretary Hughes, who lias object, ed to several features of tho lending Immigration Mil, has advised congress thai his department would approve a rewording of (he proposed amendment ui'pl.iing to Asiatics so ns to admit to this country "an alien entitled lo enter Itie United Slates under the provisions of an existing treaty." Previously a broader wording bad been suggested Selection of Curtis IV Wilbur, chloj Justice of tho supreme court of Oil j lloniia. to succeed Kdwln lVnby m secretary of tho navy was approved Tuesday by the Semite In nn executive session of less than 10 minutes. There was said to have been no di lute on tho n Iniitlon nnd no rollaill asked when (he motion lhat he be confirmed was made by Senator Lodge of Massa chuselts, the republican leader. A suit for $21,000,000 from the Shell Oil companies for alleged patent in fringement in the recovery of oil from sands and shale win filed In the Uni ted States district court Saturday by r rank Navln of I.os Angeles, on Inven tor of oil recovery processes. Accord ing to Philips 8. Khrllch, attorney for Navln, the suit it the first of loo or Inoro to be filed against oil companies In the United States on like grounds, which will demand the return of hun dreds uf millions of dollars to Navln. Washington, D. C Immediate- can collation of the gentlemen's agree mint with Japan regarding Immigra tion would be Justified, In tho opinion of the house immigration committee, which Monday submitted a formal re port of tho Johnson immigration bill modified to meet some of tho objec (Ions to Its provisions, raised by Sec rotary Hughes. I ho committee agreed to givo w ider latitude for the admission of Japanesi coming to tills country for business purposes bill declined to yield on Its contention that u'lens, generally, who were Ineligible for citizenship, Bliould not be permitted to enter. Asserting that terms of tho "gen tlemen's agreement" never have been disclosed, tho committee said It gives Japan, Instead of tho American con gross, control over Japanese Immi grants. While It lias been In force, It was added, the Japanese population in (he United Slates has steadily In creased, hi Its endeavor to find a solution of the oiiosiioii, tho committee de clared II had been hiindlcaped by n "Lu-k of Informal Ion" us to the pro visions of the gentlemen's agreement. ih ciss to whli li cannot be had w ith out Japan's consent. M.icDoruld for Parley. London.- Premier Maclionald told a questioner In the house of com mens Monday that he bad no informa tion concerning reports that the Uni ted Stales house of representatives had asked President Coolldge to call another conference for consideration of na.il disarmament, except what ho read in the newspapers. "Until the proposal, If there Is one, is In my bands." he asserted, "I cannot say wluit 1 could do beyond welcoming It." Reds Would Sign Pact. Geneva.- Soviet Russia lias notified the secretariat of the league of tui tions that she will sign the mutual guarantee pact and disarmament treaty reronip' nihil to all the powers b.v the but lei,.io nsseiublv. The onlv 5 ROADS DEFENDANTS Approximate Reduction of $15 Car Is Asked Lines' Side of Case to Be Presented. Portland, Or. Cattle raisers and shippers of the Pacific northwest Sat urday began their fight for lower freight rates on stock shipments from tho producing centers to distributing and consumption centers on the coast. Formal hearing of their complaint was started before W. II. Wagner, ex aminer of the interstate commerce commission. The complainants are the Cattle & Horse Raisers' associa tion of Oregon, Northwest Livestock Shippers' Traffic league and Portland livestock exchange. Intervening with them are the public utilities commis sion of Idaho, the Idaho Wool Grow ers' association, the Cattle & Horse Growers' association of Oregon and the Oregon Wool Growers' association Arthur M. Geary, as attorney for the complainants, is conducting the case for the growers and Bhlppers. The railroads against which the ac tlon has been brought are the North ern Pacific, Oregon-Washington Rail road & Navigation company, Oregon Short Lino railroad and the Spokane. Portland and Seuttlo railway. Tho approximate reduction asked, although tho voluminous tariffs show considerable variation, amounts to about $15 a car on shipments from Idaho and eustern Oregon to Portland, Seattle and Tacoma. Addltionul new rates aro asked, in cluding a double deck rate on hogs from eastern Oregon, which it is said would save from $00 to $70 a car, a reduction of from $30 to $40 a cur on the double deck rate on hogs from Idaho and tho establishment of rates for diversified farmers providing for a deck of sheep above a dock of hogs or ubovo a deck of calves. Evidence was Introduced to show tho high cost of production and the heavy freight rates paid by the live stock Industry. Samuel L. Nowton, rnte expert of tho public utilities commission of Idaho, during the morning hearing pre seated u detailed study of the traffic situation. Ho testified to the material volume of shipments and based his figures mainly on tho Oregon Short Lino railroad, taken as an example tor conditions existing on tho other lines Ho contended that tho cost of ship ments on tho lines under fire, from the interior points to Salt Lake and points in Colorado, Is considerably less than the rate charged on shipments to the Pacific coast, although the distance is (ho same and tho comparative con ditions of haul equal. The cast bound rates, he showed, average about $20 a car above tho rates to Portland, Se attle and Tacoma. Tariff Increase Asked. Washington, D. C President Cool Idge was urged by the Washington state delegation in the house Saturday to Increase the tariff duty on sodium nitrato under tho authority conferred upon li 1 m In tho flexible provision of the Forduey-McCumber tariff act. Tho tariff commission recently com pleted un Investigation of the duty on sodium nitrate as tho result of an tip plication for the maximum 50 per cent increase possible under the flexible provision made by tho American Nitro gen Products compuny of Seattle Sub mission of a report to the president has been withheld pending the out- i'iiih of mandamus proceedings dlrect d against tho commission by the Nor woglan Nitrogen Products compuny. House Gets Flood Bill. Washington, 1). C A bill directing preliminary examination of the Col umbia river from Marlins bluff to the mouth of tho Lewis river, with a view to flood control, has been introduced by Represenlatlw Thomas 1). Sihc.U, halriniin of the houso committee on flood control. The project was placed before the omuiltteo by Representative Albert Johnson of the southwestern Wash- ngton district. ' Senate Mostly Absent. Washington, 11. C Senator Curtis f Kansas had tho senate all to him self for a whilo Saturday. When the gavel fell calling tho body to order, he was tho only member present. It was 15 minutes before Insistent rlng- C'PAnjir' MTTTt rf IN BRIEF. I Salem. The city council will hold a special meeting this week to con sider the new tariff filed by the Salem Street Railway company, looking to an Increase In the city fares from G to 7 cents. Forest Grove. Earwigs are report ed to have appeared here and Bteps will be taken to eradicate the pest which has wrought so much havoc In the larger cities. Salem. The Malh6ur Railroad com pany, which is constructing a line be tween Burns and Seneca, has notified the public service commission that it has withdrawn its application for a certificate of convenience and neces sity. The railroad will confine its ac tivities to interstate commerce. Haines. It has become known that many homestead land entries within the La Grande district, of which Baker county and the Haines community are a part, have lately become vacant and reverted to the government. These lands are again subject to homestead filing under the various acts of congress. Baker. Interest in the old Oregon Trail is becoming stronger and strong er among citizens of cities and towns along the trail in Idaho, according to Walter E. Mcacham, president of the Old Oregon Trail association, who re turned to his headquarters here from another speaking tour in tho gem state. Salem. Members of the state tax commission, through I. II. VanWinkle, attorney-general, have filed in the Marlon county circuit court hero a demurrer to the complaint In the suit brought by the Standard Lumber com pany to test tho constitutionality of tho state income tax law now in oper ation in Oregon. Salem. Baker, Kelly & McLaughlin, who have been heavy dealers In straw berries during past seasons, this year will barrel more than 300 tons, as against 200 tons last season. This was announced by officials of the cor poration here. The work of barrel ing tho berries jvIU require about six weeks, and morf than 150 persons will ho employed. Oregon City. The Oregon Iron & Steel company has sold to Antone Schlelss, a dairyman, 150 acres of land near Stafford, Clackamas county. The new owner has begun clearing the land and will plant It to orchard. For some tlmo Mr. Schlelss has opirated a large dairy on the Iron Mountain farm near Oswego, but this farm Is to be con verted Into a golf course. Forest Grove. Prune growers of Washington county will meet at the Knights of Pythias hall In this city this week to discuss the marketing situation and hear prominent growers, bankers and officials of the Oregon Growers' Co-operative association on tho proposed new organization of prune growers. Tho Forest Grove chamber of commerce la back of the movement. Salem. Tho Oregon Short Line Railroad company has filed with the public service commission application to establish tri weekly service on Its Ontario-ISrogan branch. Under the present schedulo dally service Is now being maintained on this line. In event the application is approved there will bo round-trip service on tho On-turio-Hrogan branch on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Brownsville Another Fourth of July celebration with round-up, par ades, games nnd races wll' he held at the llttlo town of Crawfordsvlllc, situ ated about Boven miles above Browns ville. Tho celebration will last two days, July 4 and 5. Officers elected lust week wero Duncan McKercher, president; Elmer J. Henderson, secre tary; J. G. Dennis, treasurer; Grant - Plrtle, Mac Moss, I. E. Wimer, James i Smith and Walter E. Frum, directors. ! Forest Grove. Portet C, Starred,1 local contractor and builder, was the successful bidder on the construction of the new Masonic temple, the con tract for which was let here Saturday. Ills bid was 116.267. Tho plumbing went to Norman Armes, Forest Grove, at $S02.35; the heating was secured by Rushlight & Hastorf, Portland, at $1823, and tho wiring was awarded to R. C. Walker, local electrician, for $i!00. The building bids varied from $16,267 to $22,S00. rendlejon. Will Wyrick, who has 3000 acres of wheat In the Nolln dis trict, declared Saturday that hli Jenkins wheat has been d imaged some by the heavy frosts that have prevail ed lately. The wheat l, a spring var iety that was planter! last fall, and the mild weather of this winter has caused It to make a growth which farmers say Is phenomenal. The wheat Is now In the Joint. Mr. Wyrick declared that lone Market . GEO. W. RITCHIE, Prop. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in FRESH and CURED MEATS Your Patronage Solicited. 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