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Brief Notes Covering Happenings In
This Country and Abroad That
Are of Legitimate Interest
to All the People.
Avalanche Kills a Family.
SALT LAKE CITY.—Four persons
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Parr and their two
sons, Harold, 14, anu Earl, 4, were
killed rocently when their homo at
Bingham, Utah, was dostroyed by a
We Thought They'd Return.
NEW YORK.—Resumption of Lite
pre-wartime immigration of laborers
began in earnest Monday when two
Italian Hteamships arrived with more
than 3500 passengers, 3288 of whom
were In the steerage. The liners were
the Duca D'Aosta and the America,
from Naples, Genoa and Palermo.
"Trying to Buy Up Conventions."
WASHINGTON—A direct charge
that big financial interests are trying
to buy the national conventions of both
the republican and democratic parties
was made in the senate recently by
Senator William E. Borah of Idaho in
a speech advocating congressional ac
tion to regulate the pre-convention ex
penditures of candidates for president.
Germany Has Big Army.
PARIS.—Germany, In the event of
mobilization, can place an army of 3,
400,000 men in the field, says Henry
Didou, well known French war corres
pondent. He adds that Germany se
cretly has reenforced her once fa
mous war machine which in 1918 was
virtually shattered. Officers, he says,
are available to command an army of
Many Aliena in Chicago.
CHICAGO.—More than 67 per cent
of Chicago's total population, based on
unofficial and incompelte census fig
ures, is composed of persons of for-|
eign birth or parentage. Of the esti
mated total of 2,884,827, 14 per cent
are Gorman, the count of that na
tionality being given a« 403,785. Ap
proximately 940,452 of the population
are native white Chicagoans.
Cut Free Seed Money.
WASHINGTON. — Nearly $250,000
for free seed was cut out of the agri
cultural appropriation 'bill passed re
cently by thie senate, but members
said the item would be put back In
conference, In accordance with the
time-honored oustom. The 'bill's total
is $33,000,000. The senate added an
amendment which would permit the
war department to sell 50,000 tons of
nitrate of soda for fertilizer.
HOOVER WILLING TO MAKE
RACE ON G. O. P. TICKET
Republican Club of California Told
SAN FRANCISCO—Herbert Hoov
er Tuesday telegraphed tlie Hoover
Republican Club of California that he
would accept the republican nomina
tion for president "if it is felt that
the issues necessitate it and it Is
demanded of me."
DORA, RED EXECUTIONER
Dora Ivllnsky, seventeen years of
age, woman executioner of the Odessa
killed 400 officers with her own hands
WOMAN COVERED WITH GUN
WHILE THUGS SLAY HUSBAND
Masked Men Brutally Murder Irish
man in His Home. Rectory
LONDON.—The almost daily tale of
murder outrages in Irelang Monda)
includes the slaying of Thomas Dwy
er, in Iiis home at Thuhrles, Tipper
ary. The killing was carried out by !
a Imnd of masked men in brutal rir :
cumstances. One assassin covered
Dwyer's wile with a rifle while the
cruel murder was perpetrated up
Bombs damaged the Protestant rec
tory in Thurles and tlie residence of
tlie poor law guardian there. The in
tention was to obtain arms. •
Important Information of the Sinn
Fein organization has been obtained
by the government and documents on
these relations will he published soon,
says the Daily Mail.
Thomas MacCurtain, late lord mayor
I of Cork, murdered recently, pleaded
to he arrested for his own protection,
hut the soldiers sent to take charge
of lii.ni arrived too late, according to
a report in the Daily Mail.
Official inquiries in Ireland have
proved beyond a doubt that Mayor
MacCurtain. assassinated a week ago
Saturday night, was actuiflly a victim
of Sinn Fein vengeance," says the
The paper declares it has obtained
its Information on "unimpeachable
CHICAGO STOCK YARD
MEN DECIDE TO QUIT
Handlers, Cleaners and Unloaders
Srike—May Force Entire
System to Close.
CHICAGO.—Nine hundred stock
handlers, cleaners and unloaders, em
ployed by tlie Union Stock Yard and
Transit company, struck Monday, ty
ing up shipments to and from tlie
If the strike continues, packing ;
company officials admitted they i
might be forced to close their plants
This would throw 50,w employes out
The men voted to strike Saturday
of j niBkL In violation, it was said, of the
agreement that all wage disputes be
settled before Judge Alschuler.
AWARD OF COAL
for-| Operators and Miners' Scale Commit
tee to Make Agreement Opera
NEW YORK.—The scale, committee
of tlie soft coal |operators and mine
workers in a joint conference Tues
day agreed to make the monetary
provisions contained in the award of
the soft coal commission as affirmed
by the president effective April 1, and
that tlie mines continue in operation
pending the working out of a new
Gen. Wood Gets Notoriety.
Wood and President Woodrow Wilson
now are monopolizing attention at
Washington. The reason is the in
tensive political drive started against
General Wood last week and the as
sault .by Representative Ben Humph
leys, democrat, of Mississippi, on the
susixmted third term amblton of ITes
The effect lias been to awaken citi
zens to the fact that a presidential
broadside launched at General Wood
by tlie New York World, charging
him with having been tha beneficiary i
of large contributions from extremely ;
wealthy men, some of whom have j
made a denial of fact.
campaign is in full swing.
The event of the week
Chinese Prisoners a la American.
SHANGHAI.—One hundred and fif
ty Chinese convicts escaped from the
provincial prison near Shanghai re
cently. The prisoners revolted, over
powered and disarmed the wardens
and broke down tlie prison gates.
Three wardens and seven prisoners
were killed. Policemen and soldiers
rushed to the scene, but succeeded in
capturing only 24 men.
W. J. Bryan As a Prophet.
FREKMONT, Neb.—William J. Bry
1 an in an address here recently lire- j
j dieted tlie United States would enter '
Uie league of nations on conditions
that would leave the country inde
pendent to decide when it is proper
to resort to war.
Poles Holding the ine.
WARSAW.—The hurotc and desper
ate Poles are holding their line
j along the front in i'odolia, where the
: bolshevik! have been centering the at
! tacks of their big offensive in an ef
I fort to take the important fortified
I city of Kamenetz-Podolsk.
Embargo on Wool Off.
WASHINGTON. — Konsul
j Skinner at Ixmdon notified the de
part ment of commerce Monday that
tilt? British board of trade had an
nounced the removal of the export em
bargo on wool.
Will Assist Grain Growers.
A. A. Elmore, president of the Wash
ington State Farmers' Union, has been
grained a leave of absence by that or
ganization until July 1 so that he may
aid the organization of tile Wasblng
ton-Idaho Wheat Growers' Association.
COUNTESS WHO RAISES PRIZE GOATS
© W«*tern Newspaper Union
t'oimle.ss Bathurst of Cirencester park, r.pvhmd. is an ardent lover o
animals, and her estate contains many pri/• winners, especially goats uni
She Is here seen with one of her favori'es, which has captured Severn
prizes at agricultural shows.
SWEEPS FOUR STATES IN NORTH
AND SOUTH PARTS OF
MANY PEOPLE KILLED AND HURT
One Family at Dinner, Wind Blows
House Away and No One Hurt
—Tornado Followed by Cyclonic
Gales Spread Death.
Tornadoes that struck in half a
dozen states Sunday caused a death j
list that may pass three score, caused
property damage reaching many mil- j
lions of dollars and played havoc with
wire and railway service in widespread
The greatest property damage was
done in Chicago suburbs and Elgin,
23 and a number ot other peisons were ,
111., where the known death list was
Atlanta reported the deatli list in
Georgia and Alabama was at least 36.
Apparently there were three dis
tinct storms, one driving northward
into Illinois and uying out on tlie
shores of Lake Michigan, just north
of Chicago; one striking in Georgia
and Alabama, and another sweeping
through Indir.na and passing into
Ohio and Michigan.
CHICAGO,. 111.—Over 100 known
dead, hundreds of injured and a prop
erty loss of several million dollars
were left in the wake of a tornado
that swept northeastern Illinois and a
portion of Indiana, Missouri and Wis
consin Sunday. t
The 11th infantry, national guard,
is on patrol duty in parks of Chicago. |
Elkin, Joliet, tlie western outskirts :
of Chicago and North Shore and west-!
ern suburbs were In tlie path of the
storm, which destroyed hundreds of'
buildings, uprooted trees and demor- ;
* alibed railroad traffic and telegraphic
and telephonic communication before
dying out oil the shore of Lake Mich
igan, the cool air of which stopped
i the twister.
; The fury of tlie tornado was felt
j chiefly at Elgin and Melrose Park,
Eight were killed and more than 10U
I injured at the former city, 36 miles
1 west of Chicago, and the
loss there was estimated at
Death and Havoc in Wake.
At Melrose Park, just west of the
Chicago city limits, seven were killed
and four were reported missing. Two
Chicagoans were killed and
were injured, while at Dunning, a
northwestern suburb, four deaths
were reported, more than 100 were in
jured and 1000 were made homeless,
j ta * ,le d tlie principal damage, the tor
' na< *0. in its freakish career, swept
several Indiana towns, killing three
persons at Zulu
deatli of one man and tlie injury of
several persons in St. Louis, and kill
ing Mrs. Louis Brown at East Troy
Reports from some of the
districts in Illinois and Indiana
meager, and it was feared the death
toll would be auguinented in isolated
rural communities. Telephone, tele
graph and power wires to nearly all
towns in the storm's path were down,
and many places were in darkness.
E1XJ1N, ill—With eight known dead, ;
100 or more injured and property loss j
that may exceed $4.000,000, Elgin Sun-1
day night was paralyzed
of a tornado that swopt over this town
Spreads Terror at Elgin.
Sunday night this city of
27,000 persons was in darkness and
almost cut off from the outside world.
Storm Rages in Dixie aLnd.
-Four or five
persons were killed and tlie north
western part of the town of West
Point, Ga., was destroyed by a tornado.
All telephone and telegraph lines into
the town are down.
Cyclone Hits Macon, Georgia.
MACON, Ga.—A storm of cyclonic
intensity struck Macon Sunday night,
causing heavy damage. Several per
sons are known to have been injured
and several buildings were unroofed
Five Filled in Alabama.
OPELIKA, Ala.—Five persons were
killed and a dozen or more injured by
a tornado at Agricola, Ala., a small
settlement near Camp Hill, 20 miles
! north of here, Sunday afternoon.
Toll of Storm Growing.
Revised reports from eight states
swept by Sunday's tornado placed the
number of dead at 161, with 105 in
no ft hern states and
states, as follows:
Indiana, 30; Illinois, 30; Ohio, 26;
[Michigan, 11; Misouri. 1; Wisconsin,
j 1; Georgia. 38; Alabama, 17.
Property loss in Illinois was esti
5 in southern
mated at $6,000,00(1; in western Ohio
i at $2,000,000; in Georgia at nearly
$2,000,000, while in other states visited
by the tornado reported much dani
Rail and wire communication vas
established with nearly all stricken
, communities in Illinois and Ohio, but
in Michigan many rural regions slill
were cut off.
The following fatalities were re
ported: „ ,
Ohio, 26; Greenville and Nashville,
8; Van Wert, 3; Moulton, 3; Reno
lette and Brunersburg, 6; Genoa, 2;
Ruabs Corners, 4.
Indiana. 36; Adams county (, 2; Al
len county, .11; Jay county, 11; Steu
ben county, 1: Montgomery county,
1; Union City, 10.
Illinois, 30; Elgin. 8; Irving Park,
6; Melrose Park, 6; Maywood, 6;
Georgia, 38 (14 white and 24 ne
groes); La Grange, 26; West Point,
10; Macon, 1; Milner, 1.
Alabama, 17; Alexander City, 11;
Agricola, 6; Cedar Springs, 1.
Missouri, 1; S. Louis, 1.
Wisconsin, 1; East Troy, 1.
Michigan, 11; Fenton, 4; Wattle
Creek, 3; Hart, 1; Maple Grove Cen
ter, 3; Coldwater, 2; Kalamazoo. 1;
Yankee Springs, 1.
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ree S P ? ry ° I rf an Ruation
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The general strike
I at midnight Monday in the Ruhr dis
j trict was virtually complet! 1 in Essen
It is not known how far
I outside this city it extends, how ever.
Dusseldorf accepted the terms of
j the government's ultimatum.
Essen is quiet and orderly, but the
situation is tense.
being strictly patrolled. Persons and
houses are being searched for arms.
All business houses are closed
Most hotels have their doors lock
ed and guests are permitted to
only after they have been identified
France Abandons Demand.
her demand to occupy the
zone and has
Germany from two to three
to employ a strong force in the dis
turbed Ruhr area, according to
announcement made to tlie national
assembly Wednesday by Chancellor
; MITCHELL PALMER
u - s - Attorney Geenral to Open Drive
For Democratic Nomination for
TO VISIT SPOKANE
SPOKANE.—A. Mitchell I'almer, at
j torney general of the United States,
; will lire the opening gun of his
j P al Kn for (he democratic nomination
for President of the United States in
Mr. Palmer will speak at tlie
armory Monday, May 17, ut the demo
cratic state convention. He will leave
Washington, D. C„ May 1, and will
make several speeches on route.
The speech in which lie is expected
to present Ills platform and claims for
the democratic nomination will
made at the democratic state
NOTED PERSONS DIE
J. Browning of Camden, N. J.
LOS ANGELES. —Elmer Apperson,
58, of Kokomo, lnd., a pioneer auto
BUTTE.—James H. Hinkle, age 60.
former president of the Silver Bow
County Bar association
WICHITA, Kan.—Nicholas J. O'
Brien, general manager of the Texas
lines of the Orient railroad.
SAN FRANCISCO.—Adam Bootz,
said to be San Francisco's oldest hotel
proprietor. lie established a hotel
here in 1855.
DENVER, Col.—Dean H. Martyn
Hart, rector of St. John's cathedral
in this city for 40 years. He was born
in England 82 years ago.
BALTIMODE, Md.—John Ross Key,
grandson of Francis Scott Key and
the lust direct descendant of the au
thor of the "Star Spangled Banner."
SAN FRANCISCO.—News of the
death at Honolulu of Col. Samuel
Parker, one of the best known Ha
waiians and former prime minister of
Queen Llliuokalani, received.
SENATOR WILLIAMS SAYS GREAT
MOST CONFUSED 'GABFEST
Believes There Are Men Who Perhaps
Hope for Death of President—
Glad to Quit United States
JACKSON, Miss.—The peace treaty
was rejected by tlie senate as a result
of a "great conspiracy' 'against Presi
dent Wilson, Senator John Sharp Wil
liams declared March 26 to the Missis
Declaring the treaty debate was the
"most confused gabfest in the his
tory of the world," Senator Williams,
long known as a master of sarcasm
in senate debate, excoriated those who
helped defeat the league of nations.
"I do not see how any man who
loves his country can look with un
concern on what has just occurred,"
lie said. "There was a chance for the
United States to stand at the head of
a council of nations of the world; to
lead the universe in tlie pathways of
peace. The opportunity was rejected
and future historians will refer to the
last two years as the 'time of the
"The long winded arguments in the
senate were like fiddling as Rome
burned, talking with a world in chaos.
Do you blame me for saying that I
would rather be a dog and bay the
moon than to spend one minute in
the senate after the expiration of my
terms of office?
"The great conspiracy commenced
when the president went to Versailles
and every time news came from
Versailles that the president advo
cated or opposed something the con
spirators opposed his plans. They are
Lodge is the head of the poison
"I believe that there are men who
are glad that the president is sick;
perhaps hope for his dentil. When Mc
Kinley was shot down, when Garfield
was shot, was there a democrat but
expressed sorrow? Has any one seen
words of sympathy for the president
in any republican paper? A great man
is sick, a great mind and a great
character and they have whispered
'we've got him now.'
"Men sometimes disparage ideal
ists, but they are coarse-grained
jackasses who do so and do it be
cause they are coarse grained, but
the idealists point the way and cheer
ANACONDA.—Anaconda and vicin
ity Tuesday experienced a typical
January blizzard. There were sever
al brier rain squalls shortly after the
noon hour, which gave way to snow
toward evening. The thermometer
showed 54 degrees above at 3 p.
but the mercury had dropped 24 de
grees by 9 o'clock,
storm was raging at midnight, which
was accompanied by a lieuvy wind
from the west.
A blinding Hnow
Alter a mild, springlike day, Bozo
man was visited by a wind and snow
storm which at times look on tlie ap
pearance of a blizzard and at others
ailend of the tornado.
liiere is no chance
a world's championship liout in
Georges Carpentier according to Tex
Rickard, one of the foremost bidders
for the contest.
The French champion
will not extend his present vIbU to the
United States, IUckard said recently,
and lie must return to Paris for a bout
scheduled in August.
PRESIDENT EBERT TELLS MUELL
ER TO FORM NEW
COMMON PEOPLE TOO STRONG
Vassals of Ludendorff Army, Riot
Kill Large Landowner.—Suffer
BERLIN. -The cabinet of Premier
Bauer lias resigned. Hermann Muell
er, the foreign minister, has been au
thorized by President Ebert to organ
ize a new cabinet.
Vorwaorts announced that in def
erence to the unanimous wiBh of Ui e
entire social democrat ' party Herr
Mueller has consented to form a new
The resignation of Premier Bauer's
cabinet, it is said, was due to pres
sure from the labor federation, which
has been extremely
with the government's attitude since
its return from Stuttgart.
It is stated that labor will have a
strong voice in the new Mueller cab
As Heard in London.
LdNDON.—A dispatch to the Times
from Rotterdam says that until they
were upset by the radical revolt In
Germany, feudal conditions prevailed
in some districts of East Prussia, ac
cording to a German who recently ar
rived in Rotterdam.
Several of the big landowners called
together small units of between 100
and 200 men who were grilled and
treated as vassals. These men were
supposed to have been collected to
defend the estates, according to the
Times informant, (but lu reality were
destined for General Ludendorffs
army. When the news of the revolt
was received the men burned many
estates and Count Kahn, a large
landowner, was killed in a riot.
Form New Cabinet.
Formation of a new cabinet for
Germany with Herman Mueller as
premier and foreign secretary is an
nounced. The minister of labor, Herr
Schlicke, is a socialist, as is the pre
mier. The minister of economics is
Herr Schmidt, also a socialist.
NO QUARTER FOR GERMAN
ARMY REACTIONARY LEADERS
"Will Be Swept Away With Iron
Broom," Says Mueller.—He
BERLIN.—Chancellor Mueller in a
speech outlining his program told the
national assembly recently that "the
reactionary elements in the army will
be swept away with an iron broom.'''
No quarter will be shown military
loaders who violated their oath in the
recent revolution, said the chancel
lor. Peace treaty terms were respon
sible for the reactionary sentiment
still prevailing in many quarters, he
added, and asserted ithe government
would oppose the French demand for
allied occupation of Frankfort,
Darmstadt and other cities, in return
for the privilege of sending German
troops into the neutral zone. The gov
ernment, he continued, "does not pro
pose to subject these peaceful com
munities to tlie terrors of occupa
The new government was fully
represented. Gustav Noskn, former
defense minister, and Dr. Schiffer,
former minister of justice, occupied
seats with their party factions.
Screen Stars Married in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Cal.—Mary Pick
ford, who early this month obtained
a divorce at Minden. Nev., from Owen
Moore, is now the wife of Douglas
Fairbanks, it became known here
Wednesday. Fairbanks first wife ob
tained a divorce nearly two years
ago In New York.
Miss Pickford and Mr.
obtained n marriage license here se
cretly last Friday and at 10:36 o'clock
Sunday night the
ceremony was por
foi mod by the Rev. James Whitcomb
Brougher, pastor or the Temple Bap
tist church, at his residence.
WILSON INSISTENT UPON
LIMITING TURK DOMAIN
Answers Allied Note Regarding Otto
U. 8. Not to Act.
ol I'rwHldent WIIboii'b opinion
Unit (lie "often expressed intention of
»Ille« tlmt the unoinnly of the
I urks In Europe tdiould cease" should
carried out in framing the Turk
ish treaty, characterized the Ameri
can rejoinder to tlie recent allied note
transmitting Information ne to tin*
stains of trenty negotiations.
Remove Snoqualmie Snow.
the Sunset highway, may be open to
automobile traffic late this week.
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