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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1924)
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Six hundred houses worn burned
Wednesday In a flro which swept
Zoshlgayu, a suburb ot Toklo. Twenty
pontons were Injured. Threo thousand
SueeeHHful experiments were mude
Monday 1h carrying on conversation
by radio between air mall pilots In
flight and tho Omaha air mail station.
It Is announced.
Fifty persons have been killed in
a landslide In the seaport of Amalfi,
23 miles southeast of Naples, accord
lug to a dispatch from Amalfi to the
(ilorualu d'ltulia at Homo.
l'resldent CooIIiIko's sons, John and
Calvin, Jr., have applied for enroll
intuit In the citizens' training camp
to ho held at Camp Dovcns next Aug
ust, It was learned Wednesday.
I'M Lockhnrt, last of a trio of notor
lous Oklahoma outlnws, was killed
Wednesday near Kperry, Okla., as he
attempted to fleu from a farmhouse
where he had been trapped by a posse
Tho rank und file of the United Mine
Workers of Amerlcu ratified tho new
wage scale agreement, assuring peace
In the bituminous Industry for three
years by an overwhelming vole, it was
announced in Indianapolis Tuesday
afternoon. The vote was 1G t.S&S to
The Austrian und Hungarian gov
crn moots have approved in "principle'
an ugreement proposed by tho 1,'nited
States for the creation of mixed com
missions to nelllo claims with (he
United Stales arising out of the world
Directors of the American Hoot
Sugar company Tuesday declared four
quarterly dividends ot (1 each on (lie
common stock. This was the first
dividend action since January 31, 1921.
when 2 per cent was paid. Officials
explained that the company's earning).
In the fiscal year ending March ;il
had Justified the action.
lllsliop Manning of the I'roteslaiil
I'piscopal diocese of New York Weil
Ucstlay informed Kov. William Nor
man Cuthric, rector ot St. Marks In
the llowerle, dial his church would re
main "without episcopal visitation or
ministration" for its rector's refusal
In discontinue eurythiulc dancing in
connection with services at the church
tlrover Cleveland llcrgilnll, the
American druft evader, left Khcrhticli.
linden Tuesday morning for an tin
announced destination. As he carried
considerable luggage, it was generally
assumed he wns quilting (iermany. lie
made other preparations prior to hi
departure which seemingly Indlcutci!
that he did not contemplate returning
Four mall bandits. In the first hig
postal robbery In or near Chicago tn
two years, slugged a poslofticn tncs
scnger In Harvey, 111., a suburb, early
Wednesday anil craped with two
pouches of registered mall known to
hnve contained at least (Illa.OOO hi
currency. The bandits were heavily
armed with revolvers and sawed of:
A volcano on llabuyan Island, slluat
id between the I'hlllpplncs and Japan.
Kits In eruption early this month and
It Is feared inhabitants have perished,
slated advices Wednesday to constat)
ulary officials in Manila. Although
records hero Indicate the Island wih
not Inhabited, officials believe a Hum
her of fishermen recently established
That the Washington state eight
hour law for women applies to nil
women employed in any mercantile or
mechanical establishment, laundry
hotel or restaurant, "Irrespective of
the class of work she may bo doing,"
Is the opinion rendered by Attorney
Ccnerul I'unbar to tho department of
labor and Industries. The query ea
peclally referred to stenographers.
Kronen archaeologists working In
Syria have discovered at Snlivch, in
tho Kuphrutos region, a Creek city,
founded Just after the death of Alex
Slider tho Great, 22 46 yean ago, and
abandoned In I7J A. 1)., when the
desert sands covered It. Among the
objects found are parchments, one of
which, written in 1S9. 1). C Is said to
be the oldest (J reck manuscript extant.
SCHOOL' LAW IS HELD VOID
Injunction Against Enforcement Given
By Federal Judges,
Portland, Or. Governor Pierce, Attorney-General
Van Winkle and Dis
trict Attorney Myers were restrained
from enforcing the Oregon compulsory
school law and the law was declared
unconstitutional and Invalid la a de
cision handed down by federal Judges
Tho law was declared to violate the
14th amendment of the federal con
stitution and to deprive the school
corporations and pnrents of children
ot their natural and Inherent rights.
The court said it might well have been
called "an act to prevent parochial
and private schools from teaching the
Ileforo a packed courtroom, C. E.
Wolverton, federal district Judge, read
the decision which ho had written for
the court. Sitting with him on the
bench was W. 11. Gilbert, circuit Judge.
District Judgn Ilean, who also heard
the arguments In tho case, was not
present, as he was holding court at
The crowd In Ihe courtroom was
tense all through the reading of the
decision. Many lenned frownrd, eager
to grasp every word. Judge Wolver
ton spoke quietly and carefully, but
distinctly, as ho went through the
many pages of the decision Judge Gil
bert sat beside him In silence and then
left the bench lifter tho decision was
As tho court declared tho law might
have been entitled an net to prevent
tho leaching of the grammar gratles
by parochial schools many In the
audience were plainly pleased nnd
smiled. At each point where the court
held against tho contentions of the
slate officers smiles ran around a
large section of tho audience, while
other sections appeared to be In deep
Prominent Catholics, priests nnd
other clergypten were In the audience
that Jammed all of Ihe nvallable space
In the courtroom nnd that filled the
aisles nnd even up around tho clerk's
bench nt tho very feet of the Judges.
There were school officials there
public, private nnd parochial. There
were others who were known to favor
the law that tho court declared in
valid, but In spite of the fact that the
decision was going against them they
leaned forward eagerly and listened
Intently to every word.
No actual Injunction will be issued
ngalnst the stale officers. It Is ex
pected Hint the officers will accept
Ihe decision of the court as final until
another court passes upou the ques
Hons, if an appeal should be taken.
I'nless there Is some attempt on the
part of tho stale 'officers to enforce
the law despite the decision, tho court
will not Issue one. Should unt il an
attempt be made, which, of course,
would be beyond tho realm of possibil
ity, the Injunction would be Issued.
tlovernor Pierce. It was reported
from Salem, refused to comment on
the decision, but it was indicated that
the case would he carried to the
supreme court for final decision.
It bad nlso I n announced here
before the decision was handed down
that whatever the result un npponl
would be taken to the supreme court
o:' the l'liitecl Stales to have the mat
ter determined finally. Wallace Me
Cum. int. lis attorney for the Scottish
Kite bodies and for the state officers,
said "I have nothing to say" when
asked what would be the next step,
and P, S. Malcom, a member of the
lodge committee, said conferences
would have to lie held before It would
lie determined whether the Scottish
Kilo would take the case up to the
highest court In the land.
The court held that the 11111 Military
accademy and the Society of the Sis
ters of the Holy Names of Jesus nnd
Mary, which brought the suits testing
thi law, bad nti ubsolute right to teach
In the grammar grades and the par
ents an absolute right to employ them
to teach their children.
Anti-Fat Serum Found.
Paris. A serum to make persons
thin with n few simple and painless
injections Is believed to have been
discovered by two French scientists,
M. Carnot and M. Terrlg. They sub
mitted result of exhaustive experi
ments upon animals to the French Wo
logical society Sunday. The serum.
hereof the principal ingredient is
plain liver, when Injected Into ani
mals produced a remarkable loss of
weight In the shortest time. The in
ventors hope to abolish fatness tn
men and w omen next.
De La Huerta Is Safe.
New Orleans.- Adolfo de la Huerta.
Mexican rebel lender, now Is In the
state of Chiapas, Mexico, according to
a statement by A. K. Hedcswlch, rebel
agent here, who snld ho received a
wireless message late Monday In a
code which could have beeu sent only
by De la Huerta. Hogejwlch said De
la Huerta, was forced to pass through
"a certain danger lone" and that be
cause of this all mention of his where
abouts had been suppressed.
Twenty Dead, 100 Injured in
FLOODS HAMPER EAST
Two West Virginia Towns Under Wa
ter; Bridges Swept Away Prop
erty Damage Large. '
Chicago, III. March prepared to
roar out of tho middle west like the
proverbial Hon following general
storms Saturday extending from the
Ohio to tho Mississippi valcys which
cost upward of a score of lives, more
than 100 injuries and property dam
age estimated at hundreds of thou
sands of dollars.
Dead I the wako of the storm In
cluded eight killed In a tornado at
Shnwneo, Okla., four kno.wn dead In
southern Missouri as the result of a
wind storm and reports that four
others had perished, a boy killed by
lightning in Kansas, two flood casual
ties at Pittsburg, three men reported
killed when a railroad bridge at Cum
berland, Md., collnpBcd after being In
undated by flood waters and four
trainmen reported killed when a
freight train went through a bridge
weakened by high wator near New
The storm in various sections as
sumed tho proportions of a tornado,
and elsewhere manifested Itself by
driving snow and hull. High winds
with fulling temperatures marked Its
Damngo was widespread wherever
(ho storm struck. In southeastern
Missouri livestock vnlued at thousands
ot dollars was killed, while three little
towns In Kentucky were reported to
tally destroyed by wind. Damage to
crops was feared in some sections ol
South Dakota and Minnesota because
of the low temperatures. With the
flood stage expected throughout the
upper Ohio valley Indications were
that property damugo there might be
Pittsburg, Pa. Floods in Pennsyl
vania, West Virginia and Maryland
caused by warm ruins and moiling
snows had devastated a wide area Sun
day night, taken a toll of 13 lives and
After having flooded an area of 176
miles extending from its headwaters
at Gorman, Md., to Harpers Ferry. W.
Va., with the greatest damage done ut
Cumberland, Md., tho Potomac river
was rapidly returning to its channel.
In the western Pennsylvania district
the Monongahela nnd Allegheny rivers,
meeting here to form the Ohio, swept
over the lower sections of their val
leys, and the Youghiogheny river, com
ing down tho Allegheny mountains,
flooded a section extending from Con
nollsvllle, to McKeesport, a distance
of to miles.
The Ohio river here reached a stage
of 29.2 feet, seven feet above the flood
stage, but was receding Sunday nliiit
at the rate of one-tenth of a foot nn
Tho cities along tho Ohio river, how
over, were preparing for flood waters.
An entire family of five was drown
ed at Kiumlllcr, Md., three children
lost their lives at Melcroft, Pa., and
another child was drowned at Johns
town, Pa., while a father and mother
were drowned rescuing their children
Other flood casualties occurred at
Conuellsvllle and Newcastle.
Railroad traffic throughout the
flooded area was demoralized when
bridges were destroyed and many
miles of track washed away.
Boy Scalped by Lion.
l.os Angeles. Shubert Hellgren.
eight years old, was scalped and other
wise seriously injured hero Saturday
by a liou in a small itinerant
The little fellow, circus attendants
said, went too close to the king of
the Jungles' cage. The animal reach
ed through the bars and clawed him
before he could escape.
Receiving hopsltal doctors said the
boy would recover.
Auto Sales Take Slump.
Chicago. Total February sales of
new automobiles and motorcycles for
tho entire country aggregated 13(,
"S0.0OO. a decrease of 40.J per cent
compared with the previous month and
an Increase of 16.2 per cent compared
with a year ago. The seventh federal
reserve bank announced the figures
IN BRIEF. t
North Powder. The recent bond la- j
sue voted by the North Powder dis
trict was sold to the Farmers State
bank here, the highest bidder. The
bonds bear Interest at 6 per cent and
will mature in 20 years.
Haines. Plans are maturing here
for the formation of an association of
lettuce growers to be patterned after
the locals of the farmers' union. The
principal object will be to promote co
operative marketing of lettuce nnd
celery grown here.
Roseburg. C. II. Hendricks of Rid
dle paid a fine ot $50 In the local
Justice court Saturday when he plead
ed guilty to feeding venUon to the
men In his logging camp, A sack
containing a large quantity of deer
meat was found In the camp by Deputy
Roseburg. The Douglas County
Tiroccolt Protective association of the
United States Is the name to be given
a new organization being formed by
broccoli producers of the Umpqua val
ley to protect themselves In future
against Inferior seed.
Pendleton. Market roads having an
aggregate mileago of 36 miles were
designated Saturday by the county
court for the 1921 programme In Uma
tilla county. Special road districts re
ceived preference, since special levies
of 10 mills were levied to aid In con
structing the roads they want.
Salem. The Oregon Growers' Co
operative association has reported the
sale of 1000 boxes of prunes for do
mestic consumption In the eastern
markets at 9!4 cents. The prunes
were classified as 30s.
Eugene. The root knot nematode.
Bald to he one ot the worst crop pests
In existence, is gaining a foothold In
the Willamette valley, according to
C. E. Stewart, county fruit Inspector,
who has taken tho matter up with
the Lane county court, asking that
steps be taken to prevent Its spread.
Salem. In anticipation of the is
suance of a proclamation within the
next few days setting aside the period
April 21 to 27 as forest protection
week, F. A. Elliott, state forester, has
announced that he had appointed a
committee of prominent Oregon men
to arrange an appropriate programme
Salem. James Linn, upon his re
turn from Chlcngo, reported the sale
of 350 bales of Oregon hops from the
1921, 1922" and 1923 crops. It was
said that the sale was at a price slight
ly lower than demanded here a month
ago. Mr. Linn is one of the promin
ent growers of the Willamette valley.
Salem. There were three fatalities
In Oregon due to Industrial accidents
during the week ending March 27, ac
cording to a report prepared here by
the state Industrial accident commis
sion. The victims were: William Hay
man, Knappo, logger; Sam Strlzlc,
Jteedsport, rockman, and James Al
bert Dunn, linker, hooker.
Salem. Approximately 1250,000 col
lected by the state tax commission
under the state Income tax law enacted
at the last session of the legislature
has been turned over to the state treas
urer. This was announced Saturday
by Earl Fisher, state tax commission
er, who Is in charge of the adminis
tration of the state Income tax act.
Salem. I. II. VunWInkle, attorney
general, has sent to the secretary of
state a legal opinion In which he
held that a state treasurer Is to be
elected In Oregon this year. The opin
ion was sought by Secretary of Stute
Kozer, who, under the existing laws,
must certify to nil candidates at both
tho primary and general elections.
Port Orford. Port Orford Is laying
plans for a white cedar carnival and
pioneers' reunion to be held here In
August of this year. The first day
of the carnival will be devoted ex
clusively to the pioneers, of whom
there are many, Curry county being
one of the oldest counties In the state,
llinger Hermann, ex-member ot con
gress, will make the address of the
Dayton. Voters of Dayton at a spe
cial election Friday authorized the Is
suance and sale of refunding bonds !
amounting to $18,000 for the purpose
of redeeming and retiring a similar
amount of city water and street Ira-!
provement bonds which mature this
year and next. In addition they pro
vided for a special tnx levy to crate
a sinking fund to take rare ot prln-'
clpal and Interest on the new bond
Salem. The North Coast Power
company, operating at Hlllsboro and
Rainier, had operating Income aggre
gating $190,073.69 during 1923. accord '
Ing to the annual report of the cor
poration filed with the public service
commission here. Operating revenues
of ths company totaled f SlS.SSl 13,
while operating expenses were f37l,
009.13. Ths corporation's receipts for
1923 showed an Increase ot 74,S53.60
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