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a TIRES OF WAITING FOR BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION. GIVES NO PARTICULAR REASON American General Embarrassed by Situation—His Party Mystified Our Troops Returned to Coblenz. PARIS.—General Pershing will not go to London to lay the congressional medal on the tomb of the British un known soldier in Westminster abbey, and if the ceremony is held, another American officer will be designated to represent the United States. The announcement came Monday from an authoritative source. Imck of time available for the trip between now and October 20, when General Pershing sails for home is the official explanation for his de cision to abandon his visit to England. It is learned, however, that failure of the Britisli war office either to fix a date for the ceremony or, until late yesteray, to give any explanation for not replying to repeated inquiries from thh American embassy officials is the chief reason for General Per shing's decision. British Told of Purpose. General Pershing came to Europe for the purpose of laying the con gressional medal on the tombs of the French and British unknown soldiers. The Washington government so in formed the British government early in August and again when, he sailel. So far as can be learned, no an swer was received to either com munication, which asked that a date be set for the ceremony and that the general be informed. Since his arrival in Paris, further inquiries have geen made without avail. The especially trained battalion from the American forces on the Rhine, which acted as a guard of honor at the Paris ceremony and was to have proceeded to London, returned, to Coblenz toy special train after having been held a week in Paris awaltiug word from the British foreign office. Americans Mystified. It is known that American officials in Paris as well as General Pershing and his party have been mystified by the silence of the British govern ment and the matter lias caused much embarrassment to the general. SCHWAB IS FOR ECONOMY Merchants Must Cut Prices If Wages Are Lowered ALTOONA, Pa.—Charles M. Schwab, in an address before the chamber of commerce here Thursday, expressed the opinion that depression in Amer ica today is but the natural sequence of an orgy and recommended strict economy as the quickest cure. While he asserted wages must come down, the speaker said mer chants could not expect the working man to accept a cut while the cost of necessities is still beyond his reach. Pioneer, Age 102, Feels Fine TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. — One hundred and two candles graced the birthday cake prepared for John Daubney, Minnesota's oldest pioneer, here October 6. The day was quietly spent, Mr. Daubney taking his usual stroll around the town, as he does every day. He declared himself feel ing as fine as ever and his appear ance bore out his assertion. His re cent trip to Decorah, Iowa, to visit 99-ycar-old brother, Wilson Daub new, who felt he was too old to travel, was dwelt upon by the oldest Minnesotan. a Slips From Arms: Drowns. PORTLAND, Ore.—Myrtle Elizabeth 18-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Larkin, this city, fell from her mother's arms over the rail of the Morrison street bridge into the Willamette river here recently and was drowned. The body was not re covered. The mother, age 21, was held by the police while circumstances surrounding the baby's death were in vestigated. Tlie mother said she had placed her baby on the bridge rail while buttoning the child's coat, when she slipped from her grasp and plung ed into the river. The mother has since been adjudged insane. Woman Sets Herself Afire VICTORIA, B. C.—Mrs. Lizett Hil lis. wife of Percy D. Hillls, a lumber operator, was burned to death in her home at Strawberry Vale, near here, recently when she attempted to use coal oil on a kitchen range, husband is nephew of the Rev. New ell Dwight Hlllis, pastor of Plymouth church, Brooklyn, N. Y. She leaves tour small children. Her Retail Food Prices Decline. WASHINGTON.—Retail food prices during September were found toy the labor department Tuesday to have de clined slightly. SPORTS World's Series. NEW YORK.—The first four games in the world series resulted in a tie; the Yankees took first two and the Giants last two games. The Yanks won the fifth game and the Giants the sixth. Gonzaga Beats Caldwell CALDWELL, Idaho.— Gonzaga uni versity's football squad Friday romped away with a 36-0 victory over the College of Idaho team. Series Receipts. Possibilities, providing nine games are necessary, that total receipts at the world series games will reach a million dollar total if daily contri butions continue to pass the $100,000 mark, establishing new records. Mile in Record Time. LEXINGTON.—Peter Mantling, Irv ing Gleason's D-year-old gelding, re cently trotted the fastest mile ever recorded in a race against time when he turned the oval at the Lexington track in 1:57%. riven by Thomas W. Murphy, the speedy gelding clipped a quarter of a second off the old mark held jointly by Peter Manning and Uhlan. She Beats British Marvel DEAL, N. J.—Miss Cecil Lellch, super-woman of golf, went down to de feat recently before tire superior play ing of an older woman, Mrs. F. Letts Jr., of Chicago. The .score was one up. This unexpected setback for the British marvel at the annual na tional tournament at the Hollywood Golf club occurred on the home green and came as one of the most thrilling and tense climaxes in the history of women's sports. c. Saturday Football Results. University of Idaho 6; Camp Lew is 0. O. A. C., 7; Multnomah, 7. University of California, 51; vada, 6. Stanford, 10; St. Mary's, 7. Northwestern, 0; Minnesota, 28. Michigan. 64; Case, 0. Chicago, 9; Purdue, 0. Harvard, 19; Indiana, 0. Yale, 34; North Carolina, 0. Lafayette, 27; Dickinson, 0. Columbia, 14; Wesleyan, 3. University of Pennsylvania, 7; Get tysburg, 0. Ne PULLMAN.—The strongest eleven of all-star players ever assembled on Rogers field gave the Washington State college team a drubbing, 31 to 7. SEATTLE.—University of Washing ton defeated Whitman college, 7 to 0, in the first intercollegiate game of the season at the stadium here. The only score came in the third period, when Wayne Hall, Washington quar ter back, former Albion, Wash., and Spokane North Central star, received a blocked punt on Whitman's 15-yard line and ran across for a touchdown. NOTED PERSONS DIE HELENA. Mont.—Odell W. Mc Connell. prominent Helena lawyer and business man. NEW YORK.—Michael Farley, a former representative in congress from New York. HOLLAND, Mich.—Dr. James F. Zwemraer, president of Western Theo logical seminary. SIOUX CITY.—Deatli has written "30" for William H. (Bill) Staley, vet eran telegrapher. OMAHA, Neb.—Samuel J. Perkins of Sioux City, Iowa, part owner of the Sioux City Journal. NEW YORK.—Walter Bernard Sul livan. 36, part owner of the Charlotte (N. C.) Observer. SOUTHAMPTON, N. Y.—Cyrus L. \V. Eidilitz, 68, one of New York's leading architects. to DeLashmutt age 79, a pioneer of the Pacific North west and a former mayor of Portland Ore. SPOKANE.—Van B. ANACONDA, Mont.—James Kane Murphy, assistant superintendent of the Washoe reduction works of this city. KANSAS C-ITY, Mo—Mrs. William RockhiU Nelson, widow of William RockhiU Nelson, fouuder of the Kan sas City Star. NEW YORK.—Charles W. Whitley, vice presient of the American Smelt ing & Refining company, and in charge of the company's plants in the United States. of re in rail has Health Course Advised. COLUMBUS, Ohio.—Inclusion of a course on health conservation in the curriculum of universities, colleges, high schools ancl free public schools was urged In a resolution adopted re cently by the health service section of the American Red Cross at the first natiqual convention of the asso ciation here. Building up the public health of the nation was declared one of the most vital movements in which the Red Cross is engaged. Hil her use Five Seek St. Maries Postoffice. WASHINGTON, D. C.—Five candi dates have filed for appointment as postmaster at St. Maries. They are Charles Brebner, Clarence P. Sweeney, Charles Cromwell, Edward G. Yates, Edward E. Hunt Her the de A Heavy Skeleton. The skeleton of an average whale weighs 25 tons. T" "5 Secretary Wallace Meets Group of Young Farmers 1 :r '• 1:1 ) ! h s lim * , I * f ;c V Î : IM i i :$ J t -<l X. H il ■ ai Secretary Wallace receiving 170 farm club boys and girls who were spenuing a week at the University of Maryland In recognition of their agricultural achievements. Mr. Wallace shook bands with them and showed them through tho grounds. THE WORLD OVER IMPORTANT NEWS OF BOTH HEMISPHERES BOILED DOWN TO LAST ANALYSIS. ARRANGED FOR QUICK READING Brief Notes Covering Happenings in This Country and Abroad That Are of Legitimate Interest to All the People. Rev. Shipman Episcopal Bishop. NEW YORK.—Rev. Herbert Ship man has beeft elected as suffragan bishop of the Episcopal church. Have Apple Blossoms and Snow. ADRIAN, iM ich.— The first snow of the season in this section fell Oct. 6 upon apple blossoms, brought out by warm weather previously. Grain House Suspends for Time. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—The H. Poehler company of Minneapolis, the oldest grain commission house iu the northwest, has suspended business. General Diaz Sails for U. S. NAPLES.—General Armando Diaz, commander in chief of the Italian array, has embarked for the United States, where he is to address the convention of the Americar. Legion in Kansas City. Mute to Murder Charge. Harvey W. Church, charged with the murder of Bernard J. Dougherty and Carl P. Asmus. au tomobile salesmen, stood mute when arraigned and the court accordingly entered a plea of not guilty. Harding Is "Big Brother." WASHINGTON, D. D.—President and Mrs. Harding were formally in ducted into office recently as honorary vice presidents of the Big Brother and Big Sister federation, a philanthropic organization doing welfare work among children. Husband and Wife Killed. PRAIRIETOWX, 111—Albert Wien eke, 45, and his wife, Mrs. Mae Wien eke, 38, were shot and killed by Harry lx>hse, 38, here recently in the Ix>hse home after an argument between Wieneke and Lohse, which was pre cipitated by a controversy regarding Mrs. Wieneke. 0, a a CHICAGO. F. L. No Recess for Congress. WASHINGTON, D. C.—After a con ference with President Harding, Rep resentative Mondell of Wyoming, lead er of the house, declared congress should remain in session until pending legislation has been disposed of so as to'clear the decks for important busi ness to be taken up at the regular session beginning in December. of Taft Again Is Grandfather NEW HAVEN. Conn.—A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Manning Oct. 6, and Chief Justice William Howard Taft is again a grandfather. Helen Taft, and prior to her mar riage she was president of Bryn Mawr. Mr. Manning is an Instructor in Y'ale college. Mrs. Manning was a the re the one San Francisco Bread Less SAN FRANCISCO.—Reductions in the price or a Impound loaf of bread from 15 to 14 cents retail for the delivery trade and from 14 to 13 cents for the cash and carry trade, is announced. League of Nations Adjourns. GENEVA.—The second assembly of the league of nations adjourned after reelecting Brazil, Belgium, China and Spain, the four nonpermanent mem bers of the council. as are NEW Y'ORK.—Directors of the as sociated dress industries of America Monday bowed to the decree of Pa risian designers and indorsed the WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES Recent Happenings in This State Given in Brief Items for Busy Readers. C. Schafner Kills Himself. DAVENPORT.— Charles age 28, a Pleasant Valley killed himself recently, spondent. Schafner, rancher, He was de Seattle Tax Rate Lower. SEATTLE.—The 1922 tax rate for purposes of municipal government will average about 26 mills against 30.75 mills in 1921. Garfield frlan Missing. GARFIELD. — Charles Pringle, a farmer living eight miles north of here has disappeared and friends and rela tives are fearful for his safety. State Industry Gains. WASHINGTON, D. C.—All cities in Washington state show a gain both in the number of manufacturing in dustries and in the value of output from 1914 to 1919, according to a re port of the census bureau here. Armistice Day Legal Holiday. OLYMPIA. — A proclamation has been issued by the governor declaring November 11 a legal holiday to com memorate the signing of the armistice and attaching significance to the day as the anniversary of the state's ad mission to the Union. Files $522,235 in Liabilities. SPOKANE — Listing liabilities of $522,235, a petition of bankruptcy was filed in federal court recently toy Rob ert V. Fuqua of Lamona. The only assets listed are personal property consisting of clothing and furniture estimated at $500. Would Water Benton Land. WASHINGTON, D. C.—The acting director of the reclamation service Is being urged to include in the forth coming estimates to congress some provisions for beginning construction work on the Kennewick unit of the Yakima irrigation project. This unit includes approximately 10,000 acres in Benton county, Washington. Farmer Sued for $265,000. DAYTON. — Foreclosure has been begun by the Pacific Grain company of Portland against Theodore Grote, one of Columbia county's biggest farmers, for an alleged indebtedness of $265,000. The Grotes have been farming the Lubla project near Star buck. which was started by the late Dr. M. Pietrzycki about 20 years ago. Paying Bonus Now. OLYMPIA.—Every ex-service man in the state who has not received a war bonus is practically assured this compensation, if entitled to it under the state act, according to a ruling recently by tho state supreme court. The court held that bonds for the soldiers' bonus fund might be sold, even though the $11,000,000 appro priated by the legislature had been ex ceeded. Such additional bonds may be accepted for permanent' school fund investment. A discount is not permitted. RECENT DEATH8 COLFAX.—Dr. John F. Harris, age 69, of LaC.rosso. COLVILLE.—Miss Fannie Dexter, age 70, a pioneer of Stevens county. DA VENPORT.—Dr. L. C. Carsten sen, age 62. a pioneer veterinary sur geon. SEATTLE.—Captain Samuel Adams Hoyt, first port warden of Seattle and prominently identified with Puget Sound shipping for the last 44 years. Found Guilty of Murder. THE DALLES.—A verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree was re turned by a jury trying Abe Evans on a charge of having killed James Doran on a road west of here September 10, while driving Doran and a companion from Bond. Germans Sign French Pact WIESBADEN.—An agreement by the German government to deliver to France within three years 7,000, 000 gold marks' worth of building materials, was signed here Friday. is of $ ON THE RAILROADS SUCH IS BELIEF OF BILL LEE, CHIEF OF TRAINMEN S ORGANIZATION. de for HOWEVER, MEN VOTE TO QUIT More Than 88 Per Cent Are for Walk ing Out, He Declares—See Early Cut in Rail Freight—Officials See Harding and Senators. a in in re has day ad of was Rob only Is the unit in been been Star late ago. man a this under court. the sold, ex may school not CLEVELAND, Ohio, that there will be no general strike on the part of the railroad brother hoods is made by William G. Lee, president of the Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen. Mr. Lee based his prediction on his belief that "the av erage labor leader is not insane to the extent of not recognizing conditions as they exist." Asked what he thought of the likelihood of a strike on any one railroad, he replied that he did not think it probable. Lee returned here from Chicago, having supervised the canvass of the strike vote of more than 150,000 mem bers of his organization taken in pro test against the 12 per cent wage re uction ordered by the railroad labor board, effective July 1. 88 Per Cent for Strike. Mr. Lee declined to join in the strike balloting of the other brother hoods in September, claiming nothing could legally be included in such a ballot according to the Esch-Cum mins law except the wage reduction of July 1, since the labor board had not made a decision on other sub jects mentioned in the joint ballot. Lee prepared and submitted a sep arate ballot for the train and yard men. The vote returned, he said, was in excess of 88 per cent in favor of a strike, with the following provision: "We further request that our mem bership on this railroad be authorized to withdraw from service on the same day and hour that the membership of either the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Order of Railway Con ductors, or Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and Engineers of this road is authorized to stop work, as a result of the vote taken by such organization in connection with the wage reduction of July 1." "The next move is up to the other organizations," I^e declared. Prediction Possible Reduction in Rates. Developments which were declared to presage early reduction in railroad freight rates and a clearing of the railroad situation generally came here Monday from sev eral quarters. A group of prominent railway executives conferred with President Harding and Senator Cummins (Rep., Iowa), chairman of the senate inter state commerce committee, and dis cussed stops toward freight rate re ductions preliminary to the executives' meeting at Chicago, October 1. WASHINGTON. age sur Adams and Puget Parole for 23 Montana Convicts HELENA, Mont.—The state board of prison commissioners have voted for tlie parole of 23 convicts. Twen ty-eight paroles Four were taken under advisement and one denied. submitted. were guilty re on Doran 10, Prison Burns in Michigan. IONIA, Mich.—The Michigan state reformatory here was destroyed by fire recently. During the fire that caused a loss roughly estimated at $500,000 at least three prisoners escaped from the institution. by deliver 7,000, Telegraphers to Montreal. TORONTO—The next convention of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union of America -will toe held at Montreal in 1923. Roscoe H. Johnson of Chi cago was reelected president. TAKE 50 PERM OF HIKE INCOMES VAST ESTATES ALSO TO YIELD NEARLY HALF OF PROFITS. SENATORS AGREE ON A PLAN Lenroot and McCormick to Draw Up Amendments Including Changes— Abolish Rail Levies—Idea Is to Rush Action. WASHINGTON, D. C — Republican liave senate leaders, in conference agreed upon a tentative tax revision which they believe will close program the principal gap within their party ranks in the senate and prove accept able to the republicans in the house. Main points in the program are an increase in the maximum surtax rate from 32 per cent to 50 per cent and repeal of the tax on freight, passen ger and Pullman transportation, is proposed to repeal the $2,000 ex emption allowed corporations, which w'otild mean an additional $60,000,000 of revenue from corporate sources; retain tHe corporation capital stock tax, estimated to next year, and repeal the various so called nuisance taxes, such as those on soda water, cosmetics, proprietary medicines and the like. There also was said to have been a tentative agreement to increase the estate taxes so as to have a max imum of 40 or 50 per cent on estates in excess of $100,000.000. The present maximum is 25 per cent on estates of $ 10 , 000 , 000 . It yield $75,000,000 Discussed Graduated Tax. Most leaders were understood to have favored the committee proposal for a flat tax of 15 per cent on cor poration incomes, but there was some discussion of a graduated tax, with the rate 10 per cent on corporations having an income of $50,000,000 or less yearly. The question of increased first-olass postage rates and other matters are to be threshed out at a meeting of republican members of the finance committee, to be called in a day or two. In advance of this meeting Sena tors Lenroot of Wisconsin and Mc Cormick of Illinois are to draw up amendments embodying the proposed changes for presentation to the re publicans. It is the plan to have the amendments presented on the floor as committee proposals with a view of expediting action on the tax bill. In framing their program the lead ers considered and rejected the Smoot, manufacturers 'sales tax plan and ap proved the committee proposal to re peal tlie excess profits tax as of next January 1. sales tax and against repeal of the profits tax are promised. his av the he that the pro re the a had sub sep yard was a mem same of Con this as such the other Active fights for the BIG CONCERN BANKRUPT Cooperative Society of America De. clared Visionary by Judge. CHICAGO—The Cooperative Society of America was adjudged bankrupt and the Central Trust company of Chicago has been appointed its receiver by Federal Judge Evan A. Evans. Judge Evans' decision closed litigation last ing more than a year. The involun tary petition in bankruptcy was filed a year ago by creditors of the com pany. The society was supposed . to be a $10,000,000 concern, it owned real estate in the Chicago downtown sec tion and numerous dairies and farms in Wisconsin and Iow'a. Testimony in the bankruptcy proceedings was that it had more than $1,000,000 worth of groceries stored in Chicago warehouses. Judge Evans in making his decision characterized the society as "visionary" and termed the Great Western Securities company, which sold stock for the society, "a per petrator of frauds." early and sev (Rep., inter dis re Fix Farm Credit Rates. WASHINGTON, D. C—The War Finance corporation has fixed a rate of 5V4 per cent on advances under the agricultural credit to banks, bankers or trust companies provided the loans mature in six months and carry no privilege of renewal. The rate, ac cord mg to announcement by the cor poration, will apply also on loans to cattle loan companies for feeder pur poses, but they likewise must not ex ceed six months in maturity. Ex-Preacher Found Guilty LAKEPORT, Cal.—John A. Spencer, former clergyman, was found guilty of murder in the first degree by a su perlor court jury here in connection with the death of his wife, whose body was recovered from Clear lake hero July 27. board voted Twen near state by that at New Russia School System RIGA.— Decentralization of Russia's schools and denationalization of the theaters and moving picture houses were announced Monday by M. Luna charsky. former Russian minister of education, who has reached Riga. of Union Chi "Lay Aside" Pardon for Deba WASHINGTON.—The question of parole or pardon for Eugene V. De v s has "been laid aside for a while," bÿrt the department of Justice.