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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1924)
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Events of Noted People, Government!
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Thing! Worth Knowing.
ElKht douths in eustern Pennsyl
vania woro attributed to tho flood.
Flvo others occurred at Kltzmtller,
Md., when nn entire rurally was swept
down tho Potomac river.
Kenutnr Hale, republican, Maine, an
nounced Monday that lie had been In
turmoil through tho state department
that tho llrltlsh government bad
agreed to modify Its embargo on
American livestock caused by the out
break of tho foot and mouth disease
Socrelury Wilbur was advised Tues
day that Paymaster Krvlno R. lirown
of Coronado, Cul., has been reported
nilsulng from tho destroyer Homers
and an examination of his accounts
has disclosed a shortage of about
Bight masked men who opened fire
on u money eur of tho Hunk of Hocho
Ingti, lu Montreal, Que., Tuesday, es
caped with (142,288 after one of their
number and a bank employo had been
killed and another bank employe
Authorities nro looking for the thief
who stole five tombstones from the
rear of tho court houso at KI Centro,
Cul. The stones were shipped to Kl
Centro by tho war department to be
used as markers on the graves of
world war veteruus.
Tho dentil toll of tho tornado that
struck Hlmwnee, okla., Friday remain
at eight Tuesday, with three per
sons suffering from serious injuries
Tho loss Is estimated at J7M.000. lie
tween ICG and 175 homos were dam
aged or destroyed.
More than 100,000 persons aro walk
lug, It wus estimated by Scrunton,
1'u, authorities, as a result of the
strike of 600 employes of tho Scranton
Hallway vompiiny. Tho company's
lines between Korest City and Iluryea
Including Kcrunlon, were tied up.
A weapon partly like a Bhotgun and
partly llkii a pistol has been adopted
by tho Standard (III company to com
bat rubbers In .Seattle, it was an
limiueed TuoBcluy. Hunk messengers
anil curriers of payroll aro expected
to use tho weupon here, It was sulci
Only one negro family remained
Tuesday In Dixie, a settlement on the
outskirts of Hilton ltouge, I,a., where
Sheriff Hay was shot and killed Slit
unlay and where nine hnucs and one
church wero burned Sundiiy. The
negro population of approximately 500
illHiippeiired when a report was receiv
ed that all of tho settlement would be
John Kills, the official hangman of
(Ireut llrltiiln, has resigned his Job.
but bus not given any reason. For 2.1
years he bus held the position, anil
dozens of criminals, notorious and
otherwise, passed through his hands
to their doom, among whom wero
Crlppon, Itoger Casement and Kdlth
ThoiiipHou, the lust woman executed
Heaths In Toledo, Ohio, since Sun
day from drinking denatured alcohol
mounted to 12 Into Tuesduy, when
Churles O'Donnell, (.5, Hutdilo, N. Y.,
died at niunlclpul hospliul. O'Hon
Hell's death was the fifth today. Seven
men died Sunday and Monday. Halt
a doien wero In hospitals suffering
from alcohol poisoning. Physicians ex
poet two to dlo.
Ceneral Krlch I.udendorf, master
strategist of tho Herman army In the
world war, has been acquitted of the
charge of treason for the part he play
ed lu thfl "beer garden" revolt at
Munich lust November. It was a
popular verdict and In anticipation of
it great musses of flowers had been
placed In front of the former German
first quartermaster general and one ot
his co-defendants, Adolph Hitler.
Assurance that (ha tax reduction
bill would be passed this session and
prediction that the soldier bonus hill
would he enacted Into law before con
gress adjourns was made Tuesday by
Chairman Smoot of the senate finance
committee, as leaders of both parties
and President Coolldge centered at
tention on the legislative program.
Senator 8 moot told the senate the tax
bill probably would he ready (or a
report to the floor by Saturday.
SHIPPERS LOSE RATE CASE
U. S, Supreme Court Decides Against
Washington, D. C. -Shippers charg
ed higher rates fot short hauls than
the published rates for longer hauls on
tho same railroad and In the same
direction can only recover such actual
damages as they can prove, the su
preme court held Monday.
In an opinion by Justice McRey-
nolds, It declared the fact that the
rate for tho longor haul was lower
than the rate for tho shorter haul
would not of itself establish which of
the two was tho unreasonable rate.
The question reached the court In
four cases. Three came from the Pa
cific const, being brought against the
Portland Seed company and A. J. Par-
rlngton, who won in the lower courts.
Tho fourth case came from Minnesota.
In all tho cases tho evldonce show
ed that the ruilroads had in effoct,
without the permission of the Inter
state commerce, commission, rates
which wero higher for a short than
tor a long haul. Tho shippers' es
sential chargo was "that (he carrier
demanded and received greater com
pensation for transporting freight for
a Bhorter distance than its published
rate fur transportating like property
for a longer distance over tho same
routo and In tho Bamo dlroctlon."
Tho shippers contended that under
the long and short haul clause the
ower publlshod rate became the maxi
mum which the carrier could charge,
notwithstanding the higher published
rato, and that any amount collected
abovo tho rate for tho long haul
amounted to an Illegal action, recov
erable without other proof of actual
dumago and without regard to the In
trinsic reasonableness of either rato.
Pointing out that the shippers had
not asked an injunction against Il
legal rates, tho court said that It was
"an efrort to secure something Itself
(themsolves) without proof of pecun
iary loss consequent upon the unlaw
Congress has not given any indi
cation, tho court Bald, of an intent
"that persons not Injured might never
theless recover what would really be
a penalty, in addition to tho penalty
puynlilo to the government."
SENATE IS TO GET
REVENUE BILL SOON
Tax on Radio, Mah Jongg
Sets Only New Levy.
MAKE OTHER CHANGES
Indians Are Thrifty.
Washington, D. C Chief Eagle Calf
of the Glacier National Park reserva
tion Is onn of tho progressive mem
bers of his tribe who has helped make
the ltlackfoct famed with tho Indian
department here as the most thrifty
farmers of their race.
These Indians cultivated so much
wheat on their lands that tho United
States government built them a mill
to grind their flour, Tho Illackfeet
aro self -supporting and no longer ac
cept rations from Undo Sam's hands
Oil has made some tribes rich and
Undo Sum has endowed others for
their lands, but the Illackfeet are the
only Indians that really have "lifted"
themselves by tholr own mocassin
thongs the Indian records show.
Practically All Rate Schedules Have
Been Agreed Upon Soldiers'
Bonus in Limelight.
New Appetizer Found.
St. I.ouls. Kthyl gasoline, a re
cently discovered product of the Ocn
oral Motors corporation, will not only
eliminate all "knock" from high-compression
motors, but serves as an ex
cellent appetizer for those who handle
It, according to Thomas Mldgely Jr.,
vice president of the corporation, who
addressed members of the Natlonul
Petroleum Marketers' association ot
the first day's session of their four-
day convention here Monday.
Persons handling tho fluid, Mld
gely pointed out, after a preliminary
period ot lussltudo and depression
developed great appetites and often
gain lu weight from 25 to 35 pounds.
Langley Is Indicted.
Covington, Ky. John W, l.nngley,
Kentucky representutlvo In congress,
was Indicted by a federal grand Jury
here late Monday on three counts.
.lunging conspiracy to withdraw, sell
and transport whiskey. The indict
ment also named M. K. Huth and V.
11. Curry ot Canton, O., and Albert F.
Slater. Hiram W. Premier und Wil
liam F. Mpschultz, Philadelphia, the
latter three prohibition officials of
Spoksn Deposits Grow.
Spokane, Wash An Increase In de
posits of nearly 13,000,000 Is shown
by Spokane banks during the last 12
months, according to figures made
public here Monday In connection with
the call of the controller of the cur
rency. Total deposits In local banks
March 31 were $52,5T2,18; rash due
from other banks. lli.Qig.ltS; loans
and discounts, I41.323.5S2; surplus
and undivided profits, 12,156.209.
Radio Monopoly la Hit.
Washington, IV C A bill designed
to prevent a monopoly of radio com
munication was passed Mondsy by
he senate. It declares the air to be
the "inalienable possession ot the peo
ple" and prohibit licenses extending
more than two years.
Washington, D, C. A last 'minute
attack on the revenue bill In an all
day session of tho senate finance com
mittee Saturday brought changes In
the taxes on radio sets, jewelry and
estates, and postponed a report of the
measure to the senate until next
The 10 per cent radio tax was made
applicable to all sets and parts with
out exemption after the committee
earlier in the day had voted to In
crease from ?15 to 50 the minimum
price of a set on which the tax would
This and tho 10 per cent tax on
mah jongg sets costing more than
(5 aro the only new taxes carried
by the bill. The taxes are levied
on the manufacturer. The radio tux,
Chairman Smoot declared, would not
result in an increase in tho price of
the sets and parts to consumers.
Just which parts would be taxed,
however, would bo left to the Juris
diction of the Internal revenue bureau
as in the case of the tax on automobile
parts, Mr. Smoot said, lie figured
the tax would net about 110,000,000,
pointing out, however, that no ac
curate estlmutes were available.
Practlcully all of tho rato sched
ules now have been agreed upon, Mr.
Chairman Smoot said the soldier
bonus bill passed by the house would
be tuken up by the committee. Little
time would be necessary for disposi
tion ot this measure, he added, and
several republican members predicted
the bonus bill would be given prece
dence over the tax bill on the floor
f the senate.
The house provision opening tax re
turns to Inspection by congressional
committees was broadened by elimin
ation of a previous restriction voted
by the finance committee, making it
possible for the committees to make
public "any relovant ot useful Inform
ation" obtained In Inspection of the
tax returns. The committee had pre
viously voted to allow congressional
committees to make public only the
names, addresses, amount of tux puid
and amount ot refunds given of the
taxpuycrs whose returns were Inspect
ed. Secretary Motion's proposal to cut
out the house amendment Increasing
the estate tux In favor of tho present
rules were agreed to definitely. The
committee had planned to keep the
present rates but apply them to dif
ferent brackets so that $12,000,000
additional revenue would be raised,
tho same as would have been gained
under tho house amendment.
It also was decided to limit articles
exempt from tho 5 per cent Jewelry
tux to thoso Belling for less than I'JO
ruther thun thoso selling for $10 or
less, as voted by tho houso. Musical
Instruments, eye glasses and spec
tacles, which were exempted by tho
house from any tax under this section,
sguln were mado subject to tho levy
and articles used in religious services
wero exempt entirely.
Changes made In the bill will not
alter materially the estimate that It
will full by about $50,000,000 of rais
ing sufficient revenue to meet eslimut
iki expenditures of the government
next your, Chairman Smoot said. II
ii preuicipu, nowever, mat such a
deficit would be wiped out by an In
crease In revenue over that estimated
by the treasury.
GEO. W. RITCHIE, Prop.
Wholes) and Retail Dlr in
FRESH and CURED MEATS
Your Patronage Solicited.
Handsome Evelyn Brent, th "movi"
star, who recently starred In fifteen
picture made in England, is not an
English girl. She was born In Tampa.
Sh began her screen career as an
extra In a prominent production. Be
ing a talented young woman sh was
soon given leads.
Reflections of a
Bu HELEN ROWLAND
TUTAnRIAGK Is the ultimate proof
"x that "It Is better to flb a little
than to be unhappy much," and most
women that it Is better to be deceived
half the time than to be lonely all of
The flavor of the lipstick Is becom
ing almost as necessary to a kiss as
th boudoir acene to a popular comedy.
When a bald-headed man refuses to
employ a bobbed-haired girl, can't you
Just picture Adam swallowing the Isst
morsel of the apple, and then gravely
reproving Eve for having tuken the
first teeny bite?
A man may risk his life for a worn,
an, for the sake of a fight; but, when
he gives up his personal comfort er
on of his pet habits for her, It Is
purely for love's sake I
Lots of man-luges last until death,
simply because two persons decide
that it Is easier to stick together and
suffer than to get a divorce and run
the risk of marrying unhappily all
A woman Is like a flower: to a poet,
something to rhapsodize over; to a
scientist, something to dissect; to th
average man, Just something to take
home and leave around the house.
The klsa ef today Is th hop of yes
terday, th regret of tomorrow, and
th flattering memory of all th days
(Coypright. by Helen Rowland.)
"How much shall we sue him for
In that breach of promise suit, :o,
000?" "No. You had better make It
110,000. He might change hi
Th Romance of Word
Belgian Steamer Sinks.
Antwerp. Tho American steamer
West Iusklp, a 6500-ton freighter from
llalttmore and Norfolk. March 20, for
Rotterdam and Antwerp, collided In
the river Scheldt Saturday with the
llelglan steamer Slerre Grande of
2291 gross tons, the Belgian vessel
being so badly damaged that she sank
In the channel. Her crew was sav
ed. The damage to the American ves
sel has not been reported.
Itashful Doy "Sir, Jane and I have
decided that our happiness la the big
gest thing In the world." Father
"You change your mind to often Just
yei 'erday you wanted to marry her!"
WHILE the Kngllsh or An-glo-Ssxon
"necktie'' Is far
more generally used In this
country than the French "cra
vat," th latter has a history
more striking than could be at
tributed to the combination of
til two mono-syllable words
"neck" and "tie." ; -
Th cravat la so-called from a
famous French regiment of light
horse, named "The Itoyal Cra
vates," because they were at
tired In the fashion of sn Aus
trian province who made up a
large portion of th Amtrlsn
army. In ltWO, th French regi
ment hearing tills name was in
uniform in Imitation of the
Croatian troops, precisely aa
th Zouavea of a later day took
their nam and their uniform
from a ssvags tribe In South
Africa and when the neckties
worn by thes troops became
fashionable In civil aa well as
in military life, the name of the
regiment was given to the tie.
The regiment has long since
disappeared from the router of
th French army, but th nam
persists, even in English, as a
reminder of the Austrian troop
who Drat wore this style of seek
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