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TOE PIOCTIS RECORD ' i , i It f V. i . l.:f i ! I I r. f 1 1 jmjm nniBjsuPERVISION OIF - WOOL IS ENDED I rkHiient f a lny of Itich grade rtwMte silver-Wad era lu lb Uico WellibglMi aaiae near IUv. Colo, U IirveIopti4-ut work at the C'ot toiiHx iWitlon Mine coinpauy has bct-n joins t.u all wiiitt-r ami is being airadily j.rvutsl by t-utrat. 1'iuted Slate Fuel -ouiiauy baa retried to the Utah board of equaliza tion a total valuation fur taxation pur- !.. of flW.Hli, of which 1.2.lt;KJ it located In CrtHu county and $41. 422 in Kinery county. Information received from the Moni tor mine near Mllford. in Beaver couuty. Utah, Indicatea that even bat ter values and more extensive miner- alizaiioa are to be ewountered at depth tbaa were devcloied in the upper workings. Chino, Kay Oonsollusted and Ne vada Consolidated rut their dividends at the regular meeting of the direc tor lust week, while the Utah Cop iter was the only one of the porphyry eroun tv maintain Its usual rate of dividend. Ira MacKarland. deputy utate eugl neer, lius taken charge of the drilling operations of the IIHimh Basin OH & ;as company, near Ely, Nev which now linn the new well down a di tuu-e of 273 feet, according to the White Pine News. Data obtained recently concerning the geology of the formation in the Ontario mine Indicates that this old mine, the oldest producer of the Park City district, has large enough de posits at depth and in virgin territory to produce for a period of many years, Diamond drilling from the 700-foot level of the Western Utah Copper mine in the Deep Creek district, near Gold Hill. Utah, has already been begun On this level a mineral xone, persist nt from grassroots, has been opened tip for a length of 200 feet and sixty five feet In width. In the Argentine mine at Rico, Colo., more than 50,000 tons of combined lead zinc ore which carries good silver val ties has been blocked out, Four or Five Steps Necessary to Finish Work of War Indus tries Board. SETTLE WITH 3,865 DEALERS 1 RiDorts Must B Audited. Analyze and Excess Profits Determined and Disbursed Refunds In Many Cases Will Be Small. Washington. The department of urri culture Is winding up the affairs sf the domestic wool section of the aar Industries board. This work In folves four distinct steps, and it seems probable that a fifth will be necessary, The first step is to secure, on form furnished by the department, sworn reports from the 3.C86 country deal rrs and, the 170 distributing dealers ;o whom the war industries board 1s- nied permits to deal In wool of the 1918 clip. The second Involves the auditing of Ibese reports In detail to determine whether the methods pursued and the profits made are in accordance with the regulations. The third Is the collection of excess profits from those persons or firms whose renorts. after auditing, show that such excess profits were made, As rapidly as they are received by the department, all remittances for excess profits are being deposited as a special fund In the treasury of the United States. Disbursing Excess Profits. The fourth is a careful analysis of each report which shows excess profits with a view to working out the fair est possible method of distributing such profits. After this is done, the depaTtment proposes to disburse the Two years I excefls profits by check of its own dls- in AtusHousE 7 rem CLAIID H03TH17ESI IfJTAH DUBGET Woman. iS. Public Charge In Dela ware Since She Was t Years Old.. reived from any dealer they are ap portioned to the Individual growers to the extent to which their Identity Is disclosed, but the actual payments are being withheld until the collec tion of excess profits Is more nearly completed. In order that practically all the growers may receive their checks at approximately the same time. The report of many country deal ers show no excess profits. Relatively small amounts of excess were made by most of the others, and the refunds to Individual growers In many cases will be very small. In other words, the refunds will amount In the aggre gate to several rents per pound upon all the wool which the dealer handled. "The greater part of all excess prof its." according to a report of the de partment, "appears to have a ecu run lated In the hands of certain distribut ing center dealers- who purchased largely through direct agencies In pro ducing sections. Many of the distrib uting center dealers, who handled wools on consignment only and whose profits were necessarily limited to the commissions paid by the government, appear to have no excess. In the dis cussion of this subject In press, the fact that nearly two-thirds of the wool clip of the country Is so-called ter ritory wool from the Western and Pa cific coast states, which was handled almost exclusively on consignments, and therefore furnished on opportuni ty for the accumulation of excess profits, has, to some extent at least, been overlooked." Georgetown, Dei. An Inmate of the Sussex county almshouse for seventy six years. Martha Stanford, who was blind frotr. childhood, has died at the age of S3 years. She was sent to the almshouse from the western part of the county when nine years old. and lived there ever since until the time of her death. Despite ber affliction and her poor condition, she 'Kept cheerful, always hoping that some time she would be taken from the almshouse. She had no hear relatives. WELL-KNOWN WASHINGT0N1AN ago a large tonnage of this class of ore was marketed by the company when the product was in demand for the manufacture of paint pigments. The signing of the mineral lands leasing bill by President Wilson was aaid by Salt Lake experts to be the most constructive piece of legislation 1 used for the west in many years, The immediate result of the bill will probably be the filing of applications for preselectors' permits on many thou sands of acres of reserved lands In the tate. The report comes from the Jib mine, nt Basin, Mont., that a new and Im portant strike, showing the richest ore deposit that has been uncovered since operations were begun under the new management, has been made. The ore body is described as being thirty feet in width and the ore runs 15 to 18 per cent copper and $25 to $30 gold. and silver to the ton. American and Mexican silver mines may look forward to an era of excep tional prosperity for many years to come, says the American Chamber of Commerce in Loudon. The silver tandard in use In oriental countries, coupled with the enormous commer cial expansion now In progress be tween the west and the east, Indicates that there is an enormous shortage of silver to meet the demands of trade, Copper imports into the United States In 1919 fell off by more than thirty million pounds compared with 1!H8. according to reports at the de partment of commerce. During the imst year 126,455,063 pounds of cop per, valued at $23,541,020, were im ported, against 157,216,481 pounds. valued a $34,650,864 in 1918. The committee appointed at the joint meeting of the boards of Nye and Ksnieralda counties in Tonopah, according to the Goldfleld Tribune, tins formulated a plan under which it Is hoped to secure the necessary sup port for the continued operation of the Bullfrog & Goldfleld railroad. This plan looks to the taking over of the road through subscriptions to the stock necessary to control. The Piermont Mining company, which recently took over the old Pier pont mines situated In the Shell creek range, about thirty-five miles east of Ely, Nevada, hos Installed its compres sor Inn t and now has three shifts of men employed in driving a 120flfoot tunnel to. connect the lower with the vpier workings of the ffroperty, which will g-lve 500 feet of backs for stoplng, Offleirs of the Independence Mining company of East Tlntlc atate that now that the power machinery has been made and the new machinery placed. In operation they will award a contract for sinking the main working shaft, Work on the reconstruction of the building housing the supplies and Quarters for the employees of the I-ogger mine In Big Cottonwood can- yon, which was entirely destroyed by .' fire recently, has been commenced, The Monticello Coal company, which was organized some time ago and which for several weeks has had men at '. work sinking a shaft near the out skirts of Monticello, Utah, Is fully con- . f ident of striking a large vein of coal within the next few days. ! Arrangements for the erection of a mill upon the Jib Mining company's v property at Basin, Mont, have been complete.'. Machinery for the equip ment of the plant, which will have a capacity of from 500 to 000 tons, will . ' ; be ordered and shipped to Busln at oou us possible. bursng officer drawn on the treasury of tle United States, The fifth, step will 'be an audit. In the field, of the books and records of dealers whose reports for any reason seem to make this course advisable. The first division of the work has been very nearly completed. A rela tlvely small number of approved deal ers have failed to make reports, and It Is believed that the transactions of many of these were so small as to be practically negligible It has been discovered that several hundred wool dealers carried on their business as usual during 1918 without obtaining permits. As the -names of these dealers have been ascertained they have been required to furnish re ports similar in respect to those re quired from permit holders and to pay over their excess profits whenever It appears tnat they nave made more than the regulations allowed. In oth er words, they are not allowed to de rive any advantage from having oper ated in Ignorance or violation of the regulations. The discovery of many of these unauthorized dealers was Im possible until the reports of the 179 dealers In distributing centers were audited, since the entire wool dip of the country eventually passed through their books either as purchases or consignments. The second division of the work, that of auditing the reports received, Is progressing rapidly as the force available will permit, and the collec tion of excess profits proceeds as the audit of each separate case Is completed. As rapidly as excess profits are re- Gift Costly to Giver. London. Giving a deserving case 60 cents cost a Tower Bridge man $50. The delighted recipient gave him a "pat" on the shoulder which knocked him through a plate glass window. Good you didn't give him 6 shillings," observed the magistrate, ordering the unlucky philanthropist to pay for dam ages done. " I : ' New photograph , of Mrs. Thomas Marshall, wife of the vice president, and little Morrison Marshall, their adopted son. MEXICO NEEDS SMALL COINS Money Changers Make Profits Because Mints Cannot Meet the Demand. MUST MAKE YOUR OWN CHAK6E Almost Impossible to Buy Merchandise In Small Quantities Unless You i Have Exact Change Taxlcab System Is Well Regulated. San Antonio, Tex. Money, taxlcabs, flowers, fruits, dirt arid trade embar goes these are certain to attract the attention of travelers from the United States In Mexico. Mexico is now on a wholly metallic basis, so far as money is concerned. This condition has been forced through a long series of worthless Issues of pa per money by various revolutionary factions prior to the inauguration of Carranza as president There is an abundance of native gold and silver out of which to coin money, All coins above 10-centavo pieces are PRIZE HEN HELPS WIN COLLEGE FUND 5 3,000,000 ENDOWMENT t Mr, i V (H u V pWi.rn H -I nlonE ass? , Prof. Henrietta E. Hooker and one of her four Buff Orpington hens, l'hls hen captured first prise at the New York poultry show, and its value Immediately Jumped to $1,000. Professor Hooker has announced that money from the sale of the hens, or any prize money won by them will be given to ward tht $3,000,000 endowment fund of Holyoke college, Massachusetts. ( of silver or gold. Inability of mints to meet the demand has created a short age of change. This shortage has been taken " Wantage of by money changers all over the republic. . . It is almost impossible to buy mer chandise In large or small quantities unless you are able to make your own change. From 2 to B per cent Is com monly charged by money changers for converting 10 or 20 peso pieces into silver of small denominations. This short a ee was made more acute about two years ago through the with drawal from circulation of the old Mex ican stiver peso. This was caused by the advance in the price of silver, which made the peso worth approxi mately 50 per cent more than its face value as bullion. The new Mexican sliver coins do not contain as high a percentage of silver as these old peso pieces. It is bard to conceive of a cigar store refusing to sell one cigar because one has not the exact change, but that Is the case all over Mexico. One also en counters difficulty in buying food while traveling, for the reason that food mer chants at the stations are unable to make change readily. Often a meal may cost $2 because of this scarcity of change. We in the states might learn some thing from the well-regulated taxlcab system of Mexico City. I arrived In the capital at 3 a. ra. My baggage was carried to a taxlcab by a licensed and numbered cargadore. These cargadores Insist upon showing travelers their numbers, In compliance with the law, and It Is wtse for any 1 stranger travel ing In Mexico to note the number care fully. Most of the cargadores, how ever, can be relied upon to handle your baggage with care and perfect safety. Once your baggage is deposited in a taxlcab, a policeman Is on hand to note the chauffeur's license, the num ber of passengers and destination. The policeman gives the passenger a slip with these facts recorded, which should be retained in case the service is found to be faulty. Taxlcab rates are plainly posted In the cars.' Fruits and Flowers Plentiful. Along the route to Mexico City I found the towns dirty, but the flower and fruit stands sumptuously stocked. Prices for fruit and flowers are so ri diculously lew In comparison with prices In the states that one Is tempted to lay In a ridiculous oversupply. One can buy a bouquet of roses as big around as a bushel basket for 50 cents American money. I found considerable dissatisfaction throughout Mexico with the embargo against Mexican citrus fruit. Large quantities of oranges, limes and lemons are raised In Mexico. The quality of this fruit is excellent. The excuse for the embargo Is that, the germ of a blight that Is fatal to citrus fruits might be brought Into the United States If markets were opened to the Mexi cans. I am told, however, on reliable authority, that this danger Is more Imaginary than real. I found strong sentiment everywhere for the lifting of the embargo and a similar embargo against cotton. , 1 Plane are bring perfected far the e UblistuntHit of a meat packing plant at Eureka. Nevada. The concrete highway from Reno t- Cjirn City, Nevada. I to be fluUheC during the year, it U announced. Smuggling liuuor from Canada by airplane into Oregon U said to be the ldtet w-heiue to evade the law. An up-to-date auto tourUtu' camping place la to be established In Killings, Mont, this spring by the Hilling Com mercial cluli. Work has leeu started on the new Kutvka-Nevada Hallway company coni biiiMt!.m ptttwenger and freight depot at Eureka, Nevada. Cora Kennedy, aged 17, received fa tal Injuries when she was thrown from an automobile at Missoula, Striking against a telephone pole X. Michel, recently discharged from the eastern Oregon atate hospital, was killed when he threw himself In front of a train near Echo, Ore. Mrs. Frank K. Humphreys of Reno has been appointed special agent In Nevada of the children'a bureau. Unit ed States department of labor. The school trustees of Itor.eman, Mont, have decided on a raise of sal ary for teachers, to go Into effect at the beginning of the next term in Sep tember. E. L. Smith of Hood River, Ore., an 82-year-old pioneer, Is the last survb vor of the Republican convention of 1800 which nominated Lincoln for president An antl-vacclnatlon league has been formed at Marshfleld, Ore., with more than 100 members, for the purpose of preventing the vaccination of school children. Montana sold 143,921.12 worth of war savings stamps and treasury sav ings certificates during the mouth of December, according to a report Just made public. It fs estimated there will be approxi mately 1883.400.22 of state money avail able for the construction of market roads In the various counties of Ore gon during the year 1920. John M. Murphy, aged 32, an alder- mun of Butte, was found dead in his room from a pistol shot. It is believed he suicided, although many of his friends claim he was murdered. If the present plans of the Commer cial club working in conjunction with the city council mature, Columbus, Mont, will boast of one of the finest camp sites along the Yellowstone Trail. Grasshoppers cannot be classed a squirrels, noxious rodents or predatory animals under the Oregon laws, and consequently county courts are not au thorised to appropriate money for their extermination. The Reno fair price committee has filed a statement with the state fair price commissioner that prices In Reno are unjust and unreasonable, and charge that price are fixed by Cali fornia dealers. Predatory animals numbering 3216 were killed by the 58 men and women employed by the United States bio logical survey In Idaho, Washington and Oregon during the six months end ing December 31. The Rev. H. R. Sanborn, the "fight ing pastor" of Sparks, Nevada, has been commissioned Inspector of the Ne vada state police. Dr. Sanborn will have charge of enforcement of the pro hibition law in Nevada. Existence of a second commercially productive oil field In Montana is in dicated in the reported strike of the Franz corporation of Oklahoma, In the Cat creek district, six mites north of Mosby, in Musselshell county. Members of the La Grande, Ore., Ad club are congratulating themselves on being able to Increase the popula tion of the city to 6500 through a clean up committee, which gathers up those missed by the census enumerators. Indians in certain sections of Nevada More than two .licenses for plese or car automobile had been Issued on February 27. It is now believed that the office f collector of customs at Salt Lake may be cloM-d. becaufte of lack of appro priation of funds. That a new armory la practically asuivd for Ogden la the announcement made by officers of the local organisa tion of the national guard. Mcnilter of the Spanish Fork farm bureau voted unanimously to stand by the state farm bureau contract as' to beet prices for thiyeur IWII). Before the "conscientious objectors who are held at Fort Douglas regain their UlH-rty, they are to be subjected to sanity tests by mental experts. Governor Bamberger has Issued a proclamation urging , the people of Utah to co-operate with the navy In securing Its quota of enlisted men. Charles Sullivan and Ed Campbell have been arrested in Salt Lake In connection with the robbery of a store in Ogden of $150 worth of furs and pelts. Jennie Scardlna, 10 years of age. slayer of Mike Termaln In Ogden Feb-, ruury 20, Is charged with aeeond de gree murder in a complaint filed last week. " 7 Quarantine restrictions In Logan, which had prohibited public meetings of any kind for three weeks, have been lifted upon recommendation of the city physician. Voters of the eastern section of Juab county will next month pass on the pro posal to issue bonds for $175,000 with which to build a new high school fur the district. The Industrial commission has granted a lump sum payment of $1834.74 to J. C. Ault who lost the nse of an eye while working for the Utah Copper company. J. T. Lnke must stand trial at Salt Lake on a manslaughter charge as the result of the death of LeRoy Anderson, aged 9, who was run down by an au tomobile dilven by Lake. Prospects for an amicable settle ment of the wage question between the men and the street car company at Salt Lake have brightened, and It is believed that the proposed strike will be averted. ' The state board of equalisation has decided that Iron county coal shall take a valuation of 4 mills for coal within the first mile of the outcrop and 3 mills a toa for the coal in the second miles from the outcrop. Bessie Summers, who was shot through the right lung by Valley R. Summers, her former husband, wne later killed himself, has refused to discuss with officers the details of the trouble at her apartment In Ogden. With the closing of the lnfluenta wards of the Isolation hospital con nected with the county hospital at Salt Lake last week. Red Cross officials and hospital attendants said they be lieved that the epidemic has ended for this year. The secretary of the state board of land commissioners has announced that since all the board's funds have been loaned out at Interest or are al ready applied for, the board will have no more funds available for loans for some time. - The bandit killed early Monday morning, February 16, in Brigham City by peace officers, Is not Walter L. Tay lor, of Salt Lake, officers declare, who claim the dead man was a former con vict at Leavenworth, Kans., whose name was Confer. A statement of the condition of 103 state banks and trust companies of the state as of December 31, 1919; as com pared with -the condition of ninety seven institutions the year before, shows a net gain in aggregate re sources of $10,041,311. The Utah Public Health association, which started the modern health cm- claim that spring has arrived, backing I sade and placed it in operation In the up their assertions by the fact that ants are beginning to come from their winter quarters, which the red men claim is an unfailing sign of continued warm weather. Every inhabitant of a Piute Indian village in Inyo county, Cat, near Dyer, Nev., has been stricken with influenza, according to a report brought to Tono pah by a rural mall carrier. He said there bad been more than 100 deaths and none had received medical atten tion, t , Four Horns, one of the best known Indians of the Blackfeet reservation, in Montana, is dead at the age of 70 yeurs. Four Horns was one of the lost of that band of Blackfeet or Plegan Indians which included such warriors as Little Plume, Little Dog, John Mid dle Rider and Running Rabbit Following trial at Mondak, Mont, on a charge of murder for the killing of Art Williams last October, Joe Bur shla, was found guilty of murder in the second degree and his punishment fixed at Imprisonment from 15 to 30 years. Reward of $1000 has been offered by the governor of Nevada for the cap ture, dead or alive, of two unknown men who are alleged to have shot and killed A. L. St Clair, a constable of Deeth, Nev., and seriously wounded George Requa, a deputy sheriff. . While cutting timber near Harlow ton, Mont., William Warren was se verely injured by a falling tree. The tree, falling In an unexpected direc tion, struck Warren on the right side of his head, throwing hliu to the ground and crushing In one whole side of his skull. 1 public schools of the state, Is receiving letters from many teachers telling how the work has improved conditions in the homes and in the schools. ' ,' The Perry Electric Light & Power company has applied to the public utilities commission of Utah for per mission to Increase its rates to the people of Perry, because the Brlghim City municipal plant has raised the rates to the company, which acts as a distributor onlj. . j ' An attempt was made to wreck the Park City passenger train of the Den ver & Rio Grand railroad on Its trip to Salt Lake, by piling ties on the track five miles from the Salt Lake City limits. Shoe prints beside the track show that at least three men had been In the vicinity. ,; Tentative plans are under way for large outdoor celebration late hi April by boy scouts at Salt Lake, when Camp Taylor In Mill Creek canyon will be christened. Camp Taylor consists of 1400 wooded acres of land contri buted to the local boy scout council by A. V. Taylor of Salt Lake. The quarantine has been lifted at Eureka and people are now allowed to go Into the town. , Eureka had a, ter rible siege of Influenza last yea., but the present epidemic was held under control and only seven deaths re sulted. .'" , Operating officials of the Utah-Idan Sugar company from plants of the company in Utah, Idaho and Oregon held their annual convention in Salt Lnke last week. The delegates, num bering 145, Include superintendents, heads of departments master niechaa 'cs antf other factory officers ,