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    orb Mail Tribune
The Weather'
Minimum yesterday '18
Minimum today ... 17' j
Snow Tract
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NO. 255
Republican Conference Decides
to Press Allied Debt Bill
First and Compensation (or
Service Men Second Ex
pcrts at Work.
'AHIllN;ToN Jmm. Isltui
to irrN first lli allied Mt fn rut -ln
Mil unit tii'M u MiiUii'-r'a ImiiuH Mil
vt ivui'IukI ioiUv ly r'iuliinuii on
Mora lu llirlr fliat iiuifiiiioe i,f thin
nmUiii nf runiit una. A nerond confer
lino was rulli'd fur tomorrow lo'ili
I tilt lli lKllH llf I til' IW IIII'IHIIITH,
Opposition to i soldier' bonus lilll
developed. I.ut it waa annouiitd of
foliilly Ihiit III" motion l tilaia nil
! MlUt It'll Roi'nmt In the IM, win i-r
I l-t ty lnro inujorlty," Kltnitnti
Hon ly Hi" flimti.n roioinlt Ion c.f ,.
requirement In the atlle.l ili.l.i dm f, ,r
seml-niinunl payment of lntiri-l 011
the bond In li Bi'-i'itrit frijin Hut for
eign debtor nation ii!o y4 dii'U.-l
l.ul iIim IhIi.m on Ihb; fciure ,)f ,,
lilll wo deferred, ,
It w rp6,.,tj tl,p VollI ,
f .Mir of, bmIh it.niiM lilll w 31
" i, wlih several iiiiiiuni iiiH of mu h
l.lnilim withholding- their vol..
W htlo the ruiifrrriir.i did nm aiira
the pending dm, Kuinii ri'i'Ul.ll. nil
ll'llllel I,;, III tll(l Illl'IHUIl- til III! IHNM'll
Undoubtedly Would follow the svneriil
lirlm li M .,f (he measure now before
I'm finunr cottonly ,e.
NVAHIllNUTliV. Jan. It -Treasury
Vieita rl Mid today to be nt work
on n memorandum for aulnnlttul l.v
Neeretniy Mi lldil to CUIIKirM .ellllllt
forth the facta of the Hnvrrniitftit'it fi
nancial nit tin I Inn us limy bear Upon
thi mil.Jn I of n aoltllrr Imnun
H"CrUry Mellon. U Van sutd today,
has not altered hi view tlmt soldier
-unpenantlon should nv-Kli tlm m
rlt of ImHi Induatf Inl ennltll,
Vlilu Mr. Mi'lloii timy present vn
rlotia tiinnn of Mining rivtnut. It dim
tod believed ly hth iifflrlnla thai th
trranui y would rrciimmtni n,r. HI.
I'lin for, ixiivlillng fund to id (ry
tlm rxirnu t.f noldurx' Ixnui..
Ht'rTAl.O. N. Y., Jmi. 18. Collusion
between i-ar thlovrs and railroad do
toitlM'i i-tiarKi-d fi'lliwln the
urreal ln-lo yealortlny of fivo Now
York Central officers. The ttriexted
men Include John Waiuli nml William
Holies. Iloth wore tho uniform of New
York IViitrul iml'va force when they
.were ciiiiuii-il. ; Twi nly burn-Is of
.nlrohol, iilli-Kn) to havo been atolon on
an earlier trip to Hie car worn found
In a downtown uivhtmo.
MIl.WAl'KKK. Jan. l.Valtnr
Unrki', Kenosha iittornoy, ncceptod from the iminbem of the Mil
wiiuki'i) and Kenosha whiskey rliiK, In
'return for wlthh ho promised them
"protiK'tlon," front tho prohibition
ntithorltliiH, accoiillnir to testlinmiy by
Hurry Keunr, nlleKud "bralna of the
ring," und known as "Jacob Lederer.
the hiyHtitrloitH Mr. NoUmly from No
where." yesterday nt Utirko's trial In
federal court on ronsplrucy clmini'H,
Enver Pasha Captured
LONDON, Jan. IN. Illy Amho.IiiI.'iI
I'reHa.) Knver I'aslia, former Turkish
wur nilnlHter who fled from Turkey
shortly nrter tho close of tho war. has
been ciiitiird In tho CuucnHiis says
an KxchnnKii Telenrnph dlspntch from
(oiiMtnntlnopb, today. It mhla that he
Is belnit hnndnd over to tho Turkish
niitloniillHt Kovernment at AiiKont.
ItDMU. Jan. 1. (tiy the Ahho
rlated 1'reHn) Announcenunt that
t'opo aumi.'Uict wus IndlHpoHi'd
miido today. IUh IhiIIihuh, u
nulil. Im Mil'fi'Hnir front n cold.
PORTLAND. Ore,, Jun. 18. Halo .of
two million pounds of wool hum hnti
benil coiiHiimmatnd, Huston tirms tak
ing most of the offerlugH. Ono lot of
1,000,000 ismutls was (ItHposod of by
agents of United, States Sonator Rob
ert N. Btiinflt'ld. Most of this lot was
clipped, from Senator Stunilold's herds
In eastoin Oregon and Idaho, and tho
rest, was pnrehnsetj from neighboring
, 'Hh,l,,lmin. Tho pi lcn was 70 ,10 sn
in'iita u HcouiiKi iiound, .
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Mr, lima H, Kl hy, wn.j r-N-ntly .y an tivnrwIii-liulMK
majority lo thn offii-r nf county ai'
f tn CitiiiiiMI rounty, Wyoming.
Hard IkiIIihI tnjm)i-rn liav fmnd Imr
fully niali.' vf iiionilng rviny pjIk
ftiry. and thn county, whlih In trrl
turlnl nlii ! a larifii im lh atuto of
ronlipiMlcut, fiol irinii of thin rru
tlva. Mr a. Knrby wait fnrmorly an
Iowa prhitol tar);r, tiaviDii rlnaai'a lu
jit!n and Fnsllitli. Hhn l;nown tho
umirHmin nt liimliii'iia from tha itrniliid
hnvlns a..ri-,M a. dMnty aa.-awr I
prior to
elu Jtlun
llO.MK. Jun. IS. ( l tly At h inted
1W,;. bxlny paid trlbuto to
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tne ueuan unanown nomier. Amer-
ban ajlil1i-fn. f.iruiiim a coniilte bat-
p3rlklii:ctiil In the corenmnlia
lnrii-nt tn the bcrtowal of tho con-'mit
Mti H' unal iiivi!:il of honor upon tho
ItalUin warrior. Ulchard S'asllburn
t'hlid. t 'lilted S-'tati'S siub.t:)ad'ir to j
Italy, deliverel the oration at the
"We come to d i Imnor to or.e, who
tliinir.h nanii'l'-as, nhall Klory throuKh
tho nation that Kav him blith," said
Mr. Child. "Iy the honor we do him,
wo honor hi country and his kltiK.
Hy this tribute o lay upon thin altar,
we luipo In fi.iiiin meanurn to udd to the
tukeiiH of love, faith and tniht flow inn;
from tho penile of the I'nitod Hlales
t,i tho pooplo of Italy.
It. la .nH'r ut this nmnient, hen
w stand nt tho bint resting plurp of
one who nindu the ultltitato sacrifice to
a IiIkIi rnime, that we, who aro living,
should I'loilro to earli other tho fulfill-
on-lit of tho hirih puriMiscH held in
common by our lo govi-rntiieiitii and
our two pioplnM. It Is fitting wo should
pledge to ai h other devotion to Jus
tice and tolerance ; faithful luhor and
uiiHi-lfiMti nervlrn t.) truth; loyalty In
our lives it 1 1 it lumi'sly In our deeds.
"Nation ami nation, wo share that
virtue, that bravery, that (Indication,
that spit It of devotion which we. now
honor In this soldier of Italy. Ho is
not aloiio Italy's suldlor, for, by the
virtue tlmt is In lis, we Americans
havu earned the right to call him
Circus Bandits Convicted
VANt'OVVKIt. Wash., Jan. lS.-ltoy
Monro and Hcrt Orcutt were ronvlrted
by a Jury today of robbing tho Soils
Kioto clrciiK hero Heptojiihor 15, ib
talulnK ubout $30,000 most of which
waa recovered In a cache, discovery of
which led to tho men's nmmt.
Thin was tholr aocond trial, tho first
Jury having disagreed.
O. A. C. Is Beaten
COHVAI-1.IS, Jan. 18. Tfto I'nlvor
slty of VuHhliiKton do f on toil Oregon
Amli-iiltunil ciilli'KU at basketball last
niKht. 39 to 30.
SELLS A fill
FOR OVER $700,000
Tho other ntllllon ixhinds was u pool
by Idaho wool growers mid was sold at
auction nt prices ranging from 21 4 to
J0'4 cents a grease pound.
Tho growers were oJ'fered low prices
lit corrnla last season nnd decided to
hold their clip.
Crawford Moure, a bunker of llollje
Idaho, esttnuUod tho Rrowora saved
approximately $10,000 In frolght, com
missions mid incldentul oxponsos by
holding their nuo hero,
Standardizing of Construction
Would Cheapen Cost of
Building in America Beyond
Computation Claims Busi
ness Boom Can Be Created.
'I.KVKI.AND. Jun. ifrtary
of ('umiiii'rce lloovir In pluniilnx a
ronfi-ri'iirn of ar-hlu:t, cuntrartom
and liulldlnic nmttrlul mnnuf;trturi'i'
mid dt-nliTu to di-U( a plan for aim
ilirlnK tho varlitli' nt nintorlulu,
Mhli li k into litillillnit roiiHtrui'tlmt,
Bi-t'ordliin to IJ, W. M.-'ulliiuh of the
li:iiuliir of "iimtnrr- f thn ITnlt'd
Htutfii. who addriMM-d thn convention.
Tlm u Unit thill In poiwlliln thrnuzh
olltulniitlntf rndU'M varti-tlra In bulld
lim matrrlaU l bfyond computation.
Mr. M ('ulluuali diilnri'd.
ri,KVKLANI. Jan. It Unemploy
ment may bo rllmlniiti-d and buiilne and (li-iiri-miliiiin controlled ly
a roriKolitlntion of mannarim-nt In In
iluntrj'. J- Porks C'hnnnlng of New
York told ineinl.rrn of the nationul
cunimlttrB of tho AanoclutrdMieneral
,.hillrmiui f tne Ameriran Knlnecr-
Iiik rounrll' committee on elltnlnn
tlon of wuate In Industry.
"The way In whlrh tho owners In
Induatry limy be of value In tho elim
ination of wuate." ho Ktid, 'la atablll
aatlon of production."
Ho cited aoft coul nilnliiK aa an ex
ample of poorly orKiinlzed Induntry.
"It In over-equipped," he mild, "both
im rewardit plant and personnel and
Ihe tuft coal miner, Imttcad of being
.Ho to Ki t Soo days of work us he
xl.'HilJ. KvtH, I believe, about 110.
This mi'ima tlmt thero are altogether
Ino munv nmn r..,.ilv to mine fend
that nun of them nhouU l,o diverted
to clhi r InduHtrlia and tho buUnio1
nminid fi;ulur and continuous
work." "
Aw-trtlna: that In ronnolldntlcn of
liiHiinKi'ineiit lay the trim solution cf
JT"V!';. ta"dt .".V .jj!'
. I hi 'live thnt tho one thlnar tlni
conKrvMt f the Vnlted Ktttiea can do
. ,,.aui.,, Ha,0 i indumrv U to mod-
ify tho an'.l-lrust Uiw no oa to per-
cnHolblntlons now prohibited
Termlta for more now business and
dwelling structures wero Issued by
the city council last night, and at the
meeting It waa rumored that there
was .tn contemplation tho construc
tion tn tho ncur future of a now con
crete business .building in the busi
ness section TO by 100 feet In di
mension. Tho application for this
permit Is expected to bo lit at the
next council meeting tn about a week.
Among the permits Issued last night
were thn following:
An extension to tho Srhuler &
Jerome garage consisting of a one
story corrugated Iron building 00 by
SO feet on the south side of 0th. strvel
between Oakdalo- and Ivy streets, at
a coat of 11,200.
A frame building, 28 by 34 feet, of
five rooms on the south side of West
Juckaon street between Grape and
Narregan streta, by H. O. Launspach,
ut a cost of $1!,Ci0O.
A frame residence, 25 by 30 feet, 1V4
stories high, eight rooms, on Summit
street between West Main and West
Fourth street by C. Kenurd. Ccmt
A frame oue-btory residence, 20 by
2S fiH't, five rooms, on the west aide of
Rush Court botweeu Main and Fourth
st roots, at a cost of $3000, by Arthur
S". Tyo.
A frame bungalow, 30 by 28 foot,
five rooms, west eldo of Riverside be
tween Jackson and Maple streets, by
A. H. Daughorty ut a cost of $3000.
This morning with a minimum torn
peruture of 17 Vi degrees was the cold
est by ine-half degroo of the winter
season. Twice before wan a morning
temperature of 18 abovo reached this
winter, but then It did not seem near
as cold as this morning and forenoon.
In fact tho cold yus so peuotratlug
this morning that most people thought
It intuit bo near xoro, nnd were greatly
Btirpiiued on looking at their ther
mometei'H, Tho reason for this wns
the high humidity, or In other words
tho ulr being so full of moisture from
the ruin nnd snow ot yesterday, nnd
Claims 2 Soldiers
Were Hammered to
Death By Sergeants
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WNKIItK. N. V Jan. 18.
OorK Wa'ltert of Oil city, who
unrved la the 4iU Infantry ut 4
("amp Mtrrltt. notify befor
thn Hunalo InvtHitlKiitini: roiomlt-
ton n to acts of cruMty hn 4
4- rliilim to bav witneHcd lu tho 4
guard hou thero. 4
j 4 Wa'Urii dorlarea hn iiw two 4
j4 nin hammi-red to dmh with a 4
j 4 plrkaxe' hundlo by KnrgeanU. 4
4 One prlnontir a cluhld bo- 4
4 cauni bo failed to work faat 4
4 enough to tulf. tha trant In 4
4 acrubblng the floor with a tooth 4
4 bruub, Waltrt fljiaerU. 4
4 4
Tho feature of the city council
meeting lant night was the unanimous
election by the eouncllmen of H. V.
Lumaden, the well known merchant
of Hutchlnnon & I.uranden company,
as the aocond member of the council
from the aecond ward to fill the va
cancy caused by the removal of A. L..
Hilt from that ward about a year ago.
It took leaa than half a minute to
aelcct Mr.' Lumadcn, whom selection
la well liked by Mayor Gates and each
councilman, becatiae of hU promin
ent aundlnir, burincRa ability and
familiarity with the clty'a needs and
affairs. "How about electing a
councilman," aald Mayor Gates after
another piece of buslneaa bal been
iranaacicu. mm ngui, mr
! chorus. The Councilman Keene Im-
mediately moved the selection of Mr.
LuntHden, which was qukiVly aco-
onded, and the ujil was called.
Mr. Lumsden tbla forenoon when
asked If be would accept the office
Promptly declared that he would not.
....,. ,faH
and stated that be bad so informed
several eouncllmen who bad broached
the subject to hira recently. "While
I appreciate tbe honor conferred. I
havo no time to devote to tbe duties
required of a conscientious council
man." said Mr. Lumsden today.
YYben the mayor and eouncllmen
heard of what Mr. Lumsden had said,
they said, "He'll serve all right. He is
drafted and must serve as a duty to
the public, like the rest of us."
The council only transacted nec
essary business at last night's meet
ing, of which much was of a routine
nature. Too proposed curfew ord
inance did not come up formal), aa
before the ordinance is Introduced Its '-
features will be decided on at a
meeting of tbe council committee hav
ing it In charge, of which Dr. Keene
Is chairman, and the ladles of the
I'arent-Teacher council. This meeting
will be called by Dr. Keene within a
few days.
The council heeded the petition
signed by a dozen neighbors aBklng
that an alleged nuisance tn tbe rear
of &20 Talm street be abated. In tbe
guise of so-called ehack, house, or
wood shed, tn which two families re
side, and In ono end of which a horse
Is housed, It 1b claimed. The petition
recited that the place Is a menace to
health and safety, Is unsanitary and a
fire trap, with an undesirable clasa of
tenants four or five In number, and
that the structure is without city
Tho petitioners ask that the build
ing be declared a nuisance and that
the ow uer be notified to clean up the
premises, and that they not be allow
ed to be occupied In tbe future.
The council decided to have Dr.
lickel, tbe city health officer, and
Police Chief Timothy and Fire Chief
Law-ton together Investigate the place
complained of as soon as Dr. Picket
who has been under the weather for
several days with a bad cold, is able
to do so. The eouncllmen and
mayor decided too that the health of
ficer had necessary authority to act
If investigation proved the conditions
to be us alleged.
Tho council also informally dis
cussed the niattorof passing a room
ing house .ordinance, defining just
exactly what constitutes a rooming
On recommendation of John II.
Carkln, tho special attorney in charge
of tho city's real estate delinquent
property situation, and City Treas
urerllaswell. the council has decid
ed to take tho sa:e of delinquent city
property now owned. by tho city out
of the hands of tho real estate
agcntB, for the reoaon that so brisk
has been the tntylng of such dellu
fluent properties, that the city treas
urer can attend to these kales alone,
and thus advertising expense can be
the cold will bo penetrating until thJa
moist tiro disappears,
Fears a to entertained that ' there
will bo a hard (reezo tonleht. .
U. S. Redefinition of Open Door
in China Accepted By Far
East Committee With Objec
tions From Only Two of the
Powers Involved.
WASHINOTON', Jan. 18. (By the
Associated Freae.) Tbe American
proposal to re-deflne the open door
policy In China and to create an In
ternational board to examine both
txlatlng and future concessions which
appear to conflict with It was adopted
in part today by the Far Eastern com
milteo of the Washington conference.
The portion adopted included the
general statement aa to equality of
opportunity tn China for trade and
Industry of all nations; the agree
ment by which the eight powers de
clare their acceptance of that prin
ciple and tbe provlnlon,for creation
cf the International board.
Action was deferred pending fur
their discussion on the fourth and
final paragraph of the resolution by
which the nine powers. Including Chi
na, acres that any provisions of any
existing concession appearing lncon
slstent with those of another conces
sion or with the principles of tbe
open door may be submitted by the
powers concerned to the internation
al conference board.
The Japanese and French delega
tions were understood to bare inter
posed objections to the fourth para-
praph cf the resolution; tbe latter
suggesting its amendment to prevent
possible interference with existing
concessions by the board. Definite!
agreement to take the paragraph tip
later was not reached,- It was aald,
although the Chinese delegation gave
notice of its Intention to presa later
for Its adoption.
A particularly enthusiastic Cham
ber of Commerce forum luncheon
was held thia noon at the Hotel Med
ford when a large delegation of
Oranta Pass chamber of commerce
members attended.
O. S. Blanchard, president of the
Grants Pass chamber gave a short
eloquent address pleading for the de
velopment of Eastern Oregon. In his
speech he tried to impress upon his
audience the advantage of a
view on the subject ot development northern Idaho and western Montana
of natural resources In this state. He , "r,r today according to reports re
stated that residents ot a community lve ' ho lo-al wthpr buru
.i,.,..i a .k k a.-. t The official temperature at Spokane
should look beyond the boundaries ot
their own particular district in order
to be able to see the advantages de
pending upon the development ot
other districts.
His chief theme was that of a rail
road between Crescent City harbor
and the vast Inland empire which
comprises our state. He cited figures
regarding tho large area of land
under irrigation in Harney, Lake,
Malheur and Klamath counties and
the larger amount which can easily
be put under irrigation. A railroad
through these counties and through
Jackson and Josephine to the coast
would, in the opinon ot Mr. Blan
chard, 'bo a deciding factor In the de
termination of Oregon's future growth
and greatness.
Frequent bursts of applause greet
ed Mr. Ulanchard.
lien Scovell. noted entertainer and
world war veteran, devoted ten min
utes to relating several clever, hu
morous and entertaining stories.
K. C. Gaddis, waa awarded a leath
er modal, inscribed "E. C. Gaddis,
Medford C. of C. Two-Toots," in ad
dition to a horn much larger and ot
better construction than the regula
tion "Two-Toota" initiation instru
ment. This he tooted in the custo
mary manner. He was awarded this
additional recognition and honor be
cause of having secured two addi
tional mombera after having retired
from the active list of tho member
ship committee.
Lynn Sabin, secretary of tho Grants
Pass Chamber of Commerce, intro
duced a large number of the Qrants
Pass delegation. The forum atten
dance was unusually large and an ex
cellent luncheon was served by host
Emil Mohr.
WASHINGTON, Jani 10. (By Asso
ctated Press.) The American govern
ment has Intervened in the contro
versy between Chllo and Peru involv
ing the execution of tho treaty of
Ancon, inviting the two South Amer
ican governments to send plenipoten
tiaries to Washington for a confer
ence, I
Commander Evangeline Booth, of
the Salvation Army, in an announce
ment made at Ban Francisco, where
she bad gone to attend a conference
of tbe Organization congress, says
that if the modern women would
think more of "lending a helping
hand" than worrying about their next
bridge game and other "useless"' recre
ations, poverty and homelessness
would disappear from this country in
a short space of time.
$70,000 REAL
One of the largest real estate deala
which has been made in southern
Oregon for some time occurred re.
cently when J. F. Hale sold property
actrrcatlng about $79,000 to Mrs.
Ora Bamett of this city.
The property consists of the Slala
residence on East Main street, the
Adklns building on
Main and Bartlett,
the corner of
which waa for-
merly known as the Stewart building.
Real estate and building in Med
ford and vicinity have received a de
cided stimulus in the past few months
and foundations of new buildings are
being laid almost daily. It is under
stood that a tire service station will'
be erected in the near future on the
lot just south of the Nat. The station
is to be built of concrete and will
render aid and service to many mo
torists traveling the Pacific highway.
This building activity, which began
some months ago, shows no signs, as
yet of abating.
SPOKANE. Jan. 18. Sub-xero tern-
peratures visited eastern Washington,
was 13 below aero at 7:30 a. m.
An unofficial report from Keardan.
In this county, was E0 below. Wal
lace. Idaho, reported IT below, Mis
soula, Mont. 12 below and Kalbjpell
4 below. Walla Walla. Wash., re
ported zero and Yakima 1 above.
PARIS. Jan. 18. Influenza Is rapid
ly becomiug epidemic in Paris and the
provinces. The disease appeared lu
December,, its ravages gaining from
day to day, tho climax coming Monday,
when twenty-four deaths were report
ed in this city.
During the lost ten days ot Decern
ber there were ten deaths from influ
enza in Paris but during the first ten
days ot January there were 41.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18. Air vibra
tions caused by tho firing of heavy
guns on battleships ot the Pacific fleet
off Los Angeles harbor early last night
rattled windows in the harbor district
and were felt In parts of Los Angeles
city and nenrby.
The first concussions were mistaken
by those unfamiliar with the air move
ments caused by the firing as slight
earthquakes. However, tho regularity
with which they appeared later dis
pelled the earthquake theory, Reports
Premier Taschereau Declares
Profits From Booze Will
Liquidate National Debt in
20 Years Build Roads and
New Public Schools.
QUEBEC, Jan. IS. (By Associated
Press.) Profits from liquor a ales In
the province ot Quebec will pay off the
public debt in twenty years, maintain
roads and provide funds for education. ,
according to a report prepared by Pre
mier Taschereau for submission to tha
legislature In its present session. Bas
ing his findings on tbe business dona
since May, 1921, when the liquor trads
became a government monopoly, . tha
premier estimated that the yearly
profit would be $,0O0,000.
Besides $28,000,000 loaned munici
palities for road building and provided
for by sinking fund, Quebec's debt la
$23,000,000. The government sold
$9,325,727 worth of liquor from May 1
to December 31, 1921.
"Much of the liquor," he explained
"was sold to outsiders."
From the moraL as well aa financial
standpoint, Quebec liquor laws have)
proved successful, Mr. Taschereau
"tso doubt," he admits, "soma drun
ken men are to be found. They always
will he found and there are more of
them In prohibition communities
New York for example." , .
The premier announced the govern
ment planned to encourage the con
sumption, of wine, rather than push
the sale of spirits. To that end a pur
chasing office will be established ia
Paris to buy wine directly from tha
1 producers in r ranee, iiaiy, uob sou
Portugal. These supplies will be de
livered to consumers in Quebec at lit
tle more than cost.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. Thre
ot the principal tobacco manufactur
ing companies the American Tobac
co company, the P. Lorlllard and tha
Liggett and Myers Tobacco company
were charged with engaging in con
spiracles with numerous Jobbers' as
sociations to keep up Jobbers' prices.
In a report transmitted today to tha
senate by the federal trade commis
sion. The three companies, the commis
sion declared in giving the results of
an investigation, ordered under a
resolution by Senator Smith, demo
crat, South Carolina, were formerly
part ot the "tobacco trust" dissolved
by tbe supreme court. . The R. J.
Reynolds company, the report said,
was not a party to the alleged conspir
acies, and was commended for its op
position. The commission promised
prosecutions where the evidence dis
closes there have been violations of
Fletcher Nominated
WASHINGTON. Jan. 18. The nomi
nation of Henry P. Fletcher, under
secretory ot state, to be ambassador to
Belgium was confirmed today by tha
senate, together with that ot William
J. OToole, ot West Virginia to bo
minister to Paraguay.
Old Man la Killed
8T EVENS POINT. Wis., Jan. 18.
The head ot Chris Nelson ot Waupaca,
aged 70, waa carried six miles on the
pilot of an engine after tbe body had
been ground to pieces yesterday.
that window panes were broken la
some bouses could not be confirmed
this morning.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18. Slight
earthquake shocks which were report
ed from several southern California
points late last night caused little dam
age other than the breaking Of a few
window panes In residential districts
near the coast, cracking plaster on Ua
ceilings and rattling dishes on cii(v
board shelves,