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Events of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest, and Other
Thinga Worth Knowinf.
John Levandowsky, said to be near
ly 103 yeura old, the county's oldest
resident, committed suicide at a hos
pital in Manitowoc, Wis.
Msuffection long smouldering In
Santa Clara province, Cuba, came to
a bead Tuesday when a detachment
of llio rurul guard rovolted and fled
from their pout near Santa Clara. -
Tbo bouse lias adopted the confer
ence report on the bill which would
uuthorlzo deferment of reclamation
charges. Tho senate must concur be
fore the mcasuro can go to the presi
dent. Lieutenant E. A. Musk, aviator at
tached to tho North Island naval air
squadron lit San Diego, Oil., was kill
ed Tuesday when tho plane ho was
piloting tumbled 2300 feet Into San
CommunlHt hecklers broke tip a
political meeting addressed by Andre
Tardleu, deputy, In a Tarts suburb
Monday night after repentedly drag
ging him off tho platform. M. Tardieu
was badly bruised.
Trustees of tho fipokano chamber of
commerco have adopted a resolution to
bo forwarded to members of tho Wash
ington delegation In congress oppos
ing tho chango In name of Mount
Italnler to Mount Tacoma.
Flotation of a 140,000,000 loan to
the Kingdom of Netherlands lias been
arranged by an American banking
syudicutn, it was leurncd Tuesday.
Offering of the bonds, which will bear
6 per cent Interest is expected soon.
One hundred thousand persons, high
niul low, rich and poor, Monday paid
their final tribute of respect to Charles
r. Murphy, for two decades chief
lain of Tammany Hull. Not In many
years has New York witnessed a fun
era! of such magnitude
Cenenil Julian 8. Carr, ex command
er In-chief of the United Confederate
Veterans, died In Chicago Tuesday
lie contracted pneumonia ns tho re
sult of an illness suffered whllo on his
way to Chicago from his home at Dur
ham, N. ('., last Saturday.
Tho first budget ever prepared for
tho government t-f Ureal llrltaln by
a socialist was presented In tho house
of commons Tuesday afternoon by
1'hlllp Stiowden, chancellor of tho ex
cheiuer. There was very lit t lu ob
vlous socialism In It, If any.
The annual naval supply bill, carry
lug 175,000,000, was passed Tues
day by the senate without a record
vote. Tho senato added about 1700,
000 to tho bill as It rnnio tro.it the
house. The bill was scut to confer
ence with tho houio but with few
major differences to bo Ironed out.
Governor Warren T. McCray of In
(liana was found guilty lute Tuesday
of using (ho mails In furtherance of
a scheme to defraud by a Jury In fed
eral court after less than 15 minutes'
deliberation and was placed In the
Marina comity Jail to await sentence
by I li II i d Stales District Juilgn A. II.
A five year moratorium In tbo pay
menu of constructive charges for all
svttlers on western reclamation pro
Jecls with 35 years thereafter In which
to liquidate all Indebtedness Is pro
posed In a Mil Introduced Jointly In
the senate and house by Senator Jones
and Hepresentatlve Summers of Wash
Ington. Tim bill amends tho reclama
tion law of August 13, 1!U3.
The war department has made
answer to numerous Inquiries from
Oregon ami Washington as to conili
tloiis under which copra and cocoa
nut oil were prepared In tho I'hlllp
plno Islands. Tho Inquiries were in
Htlgated by voters In tho two states
by whom it will be decided In forth
coining elections whether cocoanut oil
may b ut lilted In the preparation of
certain food product.
Postponement of operation ol the
Japanese exclusion provision of the
immigration bill until July 1 Is under
stood to have been suggested by Presi
dent Coolldgu to senate and house
conferee on the measure. This sug
gestlon was said to have been con
sldered by tho conferee at a meet'
lug Tuesday and afterward wont was
ent to the White House that an agree
ment on till basis might be reached
within 21 hour.
REJECTS MELLON TAX PLAN
Entire Democratic Substitute Adopted
Smoot Plans Compromise.
Washington, D. C. The much-discussed
Mellon tax plan was laid to
rest Monday with adoption by the
senate of the entire democratic Income
The minority's schedule of surtax
rates was approved, 43 to 40, and- its
revision of normal ratos was adopted,
41 to 37. The republican insurgents
Joined with the democrats In support
ing tbo entire program.
Chairman Smoot of the finance com
mittee Bald that when the bill came
up on final passage be would propose
u compromise ub was done in the
house after the democratic program
had been approved there. He Is hope
ful that the senute will accept the
compromise as tho house did.
Tho surtax rates written into the
bill provided for a reduction of the
present maximum of DO per cent to
40 per cent and for corresponding re
visions all along the line. They are
almost similar to those adopted by the
The normal rates accepted were 2
per cent on the first J 1000 of income,
4 per cent on tho second 14000 and tl
per cent on all nhovo $8000. This com
pares with the present rates of 4 per
cent on the first J1000 and 8 per cent
above that amount.
In adopting the democratic substi
tute, which was offered by Senator
Simmons, North Carolina, the senate
moved with startling rapidity. The
first vote came within a little more
than an hour after consideration of
the tax bill had been resumed. The
others followed rapidly.
Discussion of this, the heart of the
bill, bad proceeded in only desultory
fashion for about an hour, when Sena
tor Jones, democrat, New Mexico, de
manded a voto. There were leas than
a scoro of senators present and lead
ers on both sides held hurried confer
ences. Announcement then was made
that both Bides wero ready for tin
test of strength.
TO DOOR FIRMS
Portland Seven door manufactur
ing companies wero named in a suit
filed Monday by John S. Coke, United
Stales attorney, to break up an alleg
ed trust, which tho government charg
ed hail been operating in Oregon and
Washington and suggests has b.en
holding up prices for their products.
Tho defendants were: Tho Wheeler
Oxgood company, Tacoma; Henry Mo
Cleury Timber company, McCleary,
Wash.; Nlcolnl Door Manufacturing
company, Portland; ISuffelcn Manu
facturing company, Tacoma; Robinson
Manufacturing company, Everett;
American Door & Manufacturing com
pany, Iloqulum; Peterman Manufact
uring company, Tacoma.
The complaint was filed In tho fed
eral court by Judge Coke at the direc
tion of Harlan V, Stone, attorney gen
eral; A. T. Seymour, assistant to the
attorney general; J. A. Fowler, Henry
A. Culler, C. Stanley Thompson, spo
rial assistants, ull of whom appear
with Judge Coko as attorneys for the
The government asked that the com
itates and their employes bo perman
ently enjoined from any acts that were
charged in the petition to have been
committed under tho alleged conspir
acy In restraint of trade.
It was charged that the companies
mimed produce more than 90 per cent
of the doors manufactured in tho Uni
ted States and that more than 70 per
cent of them wero produced by the
Wheeler, McCleary, Uuffelen and
Menial companies. The government
further charged that the companies
have operated under a common price
list "pursuant to un agreement be
tween them to establish and maintain
a uniform system for tho conduct of
their individual business and to ellm
Inate competition among themselves
as to grades, as to slies, ns to terms
and conditions of sales, as to freight
charges and as to prices."
Tho government contended that on
AiiKtist 1!. 1!U6, the defendant com
panies caused the door and factory
products committee of the West Coast
Lumbermen's association to adopt an
official west coast door list known as
"the single list." It was held that
the purpose of this list was to estab
lish a uniform price on all doors of a
given size, regardless of the kind, style
and grade, leuvlng those matters to
be determined by a group of fixed dls
Fat Men Hold Up Best.
Washington, I). C- Fat men stand
the beat better than lean ones, the
bureiiu of mines has established. Fat
men, lost more weight when subjected
to uncomfortably hot temperatures.
but they wero less exhausted when
they were relieved. In ft state of
rest and In still air, the human body
cannot endure indefinitely a temper
ature higher than SO degree Fahren
heit with 100 per cent relative humid
TO SPEED MAILS
New York-San Francisco Trans
it Starts July 1.
35 HOURS FOR TRIP
Every Twenty-five Mile to Have Emer
gency Landing Field With
Washington, D. C Daily air mall
service between Now York and San
Francisco, with deliveries within 35
hours, or from one morning to the fol
lowing evening, will begin July 1, it
was announced Sunday by Postmaster-
Goncral New. The time of transit will
bo cut to 24 hours probably within a
few months, the postmaster-general
Not only will people on the two
coasts benefit by the rapid deliveries,
but those of the country generally
will be enabled to transmit their let-
tors more swiftly, as Bpoclal air mail
stamps will carry them from any city
tor transmission from coast to coast
or from Intermediate cities for further
despatch by train.
Special air mail postage has been
arranged and special stamps in three
denominations, 8-cent, 16-cent and 24
cent, will be distributed to the prin
cipal cities of the country for use in
specially designating letters to go by
plane. Three zones have been desig
nated for postage purposes; New York
and Chicago; Chicago and Cheyenne,
and Cheyenne and San Francisco. An
8-cent air mail staihp will carry an
ounce letter anywhere within one
zone, a 16-cent stanjp anywhere within
two adjoining ioiIpb, and a 24-ccnt
stamp anywhere within the three
zones. - ; ( ' ,'
Letters from fenlnts pot on the air
mall route, df bearing proper air mail
stamps, willVbe transmitted to the
nearest air mall field for dispatch
without additional postage. Any class
of mall, Including parcel post pack
ages, may be sent by air mail but
only at regular air mall rates. Spoclal
air mall letter boxes are being In
stalled in the larger cities along the
route to expedite handling.
Regular landing fields, where
changes of planes will be made on
both castbound and westbound trips.
are located at New York, Belfonte,
Pa.,; Cleveland, Chicago, Omaha.
North Platta, Neb.; Cheyenno, Rock
Springs, Wyo.; Salt Lake City, Elko,
Nov.; Reno, Nov., and San Francisco.
Eleven planes will be required for the
slnglo trip each way. New planes,
with slower landing speeds, deemed
necessary for night flying, have been
advertised for and bid will bo open
ed Juno 10.
The mall planes will fly by night
over 1000 miles of lighted airway be
tween Chicago and Cheyenne, the
pilots being guided by automatic
acetylene lights placed every three
miles. Every 25 miles of the night
air lane has an emergency landing
field provided with powerful search
lights, and at about every 250 miles
there Is a regular landing field with
searchlights visible from 100 to 150
miles when flashed in the air. The ex
Istlng daylight coast to coast air mall,
which has been in operation six years
and which has been merely an ad
vanclng service to Bpeed up ' letter
mull, will be merged with the new
service. After July 1 no mail will be
carried on planes except that bearing
special air mall postage stamps.
Potato Ca I Fatal.
Chicago. Carbon monoxide, gener
ated by burning potatoes, was declar
ed by a coroner' Jury to have caused
the death of Mrs. Caroline Shower-
man. 73 year old, who was found
dead In the kitchen of her home.
Neighbors who discovered the body
said a pot of potatoes which had boil
ed dry was burning on the stove. At
the inquest it was explained that,
ordinarily, potatoes In carbonizing
would give off carbon dioxide gas, but
If the oxygen in tightly closed room
had been greatly exhausted this gas
would be changed to carbon monoxide.
The room was tightly closed and It
wus decided this was what had hap
pened to the aged woman.
Bogus Bill Destroyed.
Washington, T. C The handiwork
of a thousand counterfeiter went up
In smoke Saturday at the treasury.
Treasury officials, following the regu
lar procedure, olemnly carried bundle
after bundle of bogus bills to tho great
macerator and Incinerator of the
treasury. The fact value of the paper
amounted to about 9250.000. but Its
worth wat nil la the eye of the law.
tt wat the day for the annual destruc
tion of all counterfeit money.
Handsom Elinor Fair, th tcrtan
ttar, wat brought up In th midst of
motion-picturs production. Although
born In Richmond, Vs., th went to
the coatt whtn but a tmall child. Sh
ttudlad th violin In Germany until
th war broke out, when she returned
to thla country. Her first theatrical
work wat In a Lo Angela thaater.
Hor beauty and taltntt brought htr a
good opportunity to enter tht
"movica," In which the hat been aean
to good advantage. Mitt Fair't favor
itt hobble are dancing and playjng
Have You This Habit?
By Margaret Morison
li'T'HE habit of regret Is four-fifth
lailness and one-fifth self-lmlul-gence,"
was John Sturk's slogun. John
knew something about the habit of re
gret Up to the time he was twenty
two years old, be had lived at home lu
his father's house. Ills father's regret
wat the good old limes. John was
brought up to feel that the best things
the world would know had passed be
fore he was born. With then) lived a
maiden aunt who kept house. She
was a kind of personllicutlon of re
gret, but whnt she bad lost John never
knew until be wus a big boy of ill
teen or so. Then he learned that she
nad been disappointed In love. Final
ly It turned out that Mr. Smith, who
lived lu the next town and had ten
chlldreu, wus the living symbol of this
Then the boy' father died, and he
started In upon bis career as an un
derclerk In the big real estate com
pany where, had Ms father lived, he
would have begun ns a Junior part
ner. Some one remarked one day that
It was a shame he should have to re
gret all this when he was so young,
and John replied that he had no time
to regret It.
Eventually he worked up very near
to the top and then he was taken Into
the Arm. A month later the Arm failed.
Other big companies bad no Interest
in John Stark, nnd he could And no
opening with uny one of them. Then
John Stsrk decided to make his own
opening. It was about this time that
some one suggested that life had dealt
him a very hard hand; his answer wus
that he couldn't be bothered about that
because he hnd a Job to put through.
In hit real estate experience he had
noticed the need for a firm to bundle
small and Inexpensive, but up-tn-dute,
dwellings, and such a company he now
started out to organize.
Little hy little he not only Increased
hi own Income, but also was granted
the realization that he had made a
crowded city more liveable for hun
dreds of famine. On the day when
he' wat fifty years of age, a group of
very old acquaintance had dinner
with him. Naturally they talked of the
past. One wa sure that If he had
hid the money to go to college be
would have achieved bis ambition to
become a doctor. If another had been
on Inch taller he would have gone to
Wett Point and risen In the army ;
barred that career, the world held
nothing for htm. So one after another
round the circle presented hit excuses
and hit regrets. Hut all the time John
Stark knew that, If the would-be doe
tor hd been endowed, or if the would
I genertl had been a giant, the one
would never have been awarded the
Nobel prize nor the other the Congres
sional medal. For the man who hits
the habit of regret Is not the stuff of
which heroe are made.
HAVE YOU THIS 1I.UUT?
(4 fcr Metropolitan N'w.pap.r Service.)
GEO. W. RITCHIE, . Prop.
Wholesale) and Retail Dealer In
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Under New Management
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mercial Table First Class. A home away
. from home, with best meals in Central
SAM GANGER, Proprietor.
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Vulcan and Oliver Plows, Superior Drills.
Fairbanks Morse Engines, Myers Pumps,
Star and Aermotor Wind Mills,
PAUL G. BALSIGER
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