Newspaper Page Text
THE CLAYTON NEWS.
1 Valparaiso lurbyr, Chile, whore taruiiiuake nud tidal waei tausii nuroc - Mrs. Belmont nnd other 'f-ndeni of Roman's Nuttnul party signing "declaration of Independence" calling for equal rights for women. John J. Illaine, rec!etcd governor of Wisconsin, and Sirs, Blaine on 3,300-nille tour to tell about Wisconsin produrts and enterprises. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS German Socialists Force the Resignation of Wirth and His Government. CUNO IS NEW CHANCELLOR Aaaurancea of Turk Nationalists Re lievo Tension In Near East Donar Law Wins Control of Brit lh Parliament Supreme Court Says the Japanese Can't Be Naturalized. By EDWARD W. PICKARD - 1111 a PRESIDENT HARDING, In a letter to Mrs. Corlnne Roosevelt Robinson, said the public mind la shifting some what In regard to the prohibí tion enforcement, and prophe sied that the Volstead act will be liberalized." Do you think his Interpretation of the signs of the times Is correct? DIt. JOSEPH WIKTH, chancellor of Cermany. and liN 'entire cabi net resigned last week, practically forced out of olllce by the falluro of Wlrtli's plan for reorganization of the ministry to meet the Impending crisis concerning thu stabilization of the mark, the reparations program and the general economic condition. He desired a coalition ministry In which tho German People's party should be represented. Hut the united Social ist parties refused to participate In audi a coalition because, mainly, the Industrialist leaders of the People's party Insisted on their stand In favor of tho ten-hour day for the workers. Tlie abandonment of the eight-hour Hay, actordlng to Hugo Stlnnes and other Industrial mngnates, would be (he solution of the problem of paying the repii rations and restoring the country's Industries. Wllhelm Cuno, general manager of the Hamburg-American steamship line, accepted the task of forming u new t eminent. Wlrth's downfall waB not unex pected for his position had been grow ing n pldly weaker fur some months and his Inlluence was waning because of hi evident Inck of Initiative, lie failed to devise any way of carrying out lila policy of fulfilling the repara tions agreement and last sunutler he yfyiuijlly abandoned It. adopting a ni'W slogan of "bread first, then repar I atlont 'llie united Socialists had been growing more and more restive and dlHsntUfled with the government's attitude relative to financial nnd eco nomic problems, especially the grain requisition bill, and with Its failure (o curb speculation In the dollar and chuck the collapse of the mark. ' V'AIt as reparations go, the new O cublnet has u program already funned, rontalnd In the recent note In the reparations commission. This rorelied I ho approval of the Social ists, the Democrats and the People's party. In this note the government oupn-S'wl It willingness to fulfill the program for payment of reparation In kind and the stabilization of the mark on condition that It be granted I a moratorium of from three to four ' n ira and that a finance syndltate be f-tali'hed a recommended by the inu-rnnl'.onal experts to restore Ger many' credit. The note says the rHcliabank will wake a loan of BOO, OMÍ.000 gold marks ($128,000,000) to the Uerman government If allied hankers will furuUb an equal sum. Ttila money will be used to stabilise (lie mark. Germs ny say It will make an Internal gold loan, hut It asks that In order to facilitate the nation' abil ity to pay It be given the same rights of trade as iieciAed In favored na tion treaties. Marly In the week serious food riot broke out In Dusseldorf and Cologne, where many shop were looted and aoldiers and police were compelled to Are on the crowds. Smaller riots took place In Berlin nnd elsewhere, and It was feared the disorders would spread to tho Iluhr district. There Is no doubt that the food situation In Germany Is very serious. The repara tions commission when In Ilerlln re cently learned that tho country must get 800,000,000,000 marks' worth of grain during tho next year. FOLI.OWIN'0 somo days of genuine alarm lest war break out between the allies and the Turks, the latter gavo assurances that eased the situa tion. Postponement of tho Lausanne conference until November -J mndu them decidedly suspicious of the good faith of the ullles, nnd tho Insistence of Lord Curzon that Great Britain, France nnd Italy reach a preliminary accord on matters to be discussed, still more angered the Turks. The allied military chiefs at Constanti nople were so disturbed by the pros pects that they sent messages to their respective governments urging them to begin tho conference Speed ily and quit playing politics, Intimat ing that otherwise they declined to accept responsibility for what might happen. All the time Hufet I'nsha, governor of Constantinople, under orders from Angora was pressing tho demand for full control of that me tropolis without allied Interference. Conditions wcro decidedly threaten ing. However, on Wednesday the nl lles received n note from the National ist government stating that It would respect tho terms of tho Mudanln armistice agreement and would not Insist on tho withdrawal of allied troops from the zones delimited by that pact. The noto continued: "Tho national government, seeing that It lias assumed the duty of insuring or der nnd security In the capital, re quests the cessation of Interference In the shape of control by allied troops In our lntcrnnl administration." Secretary of State Hughes Instruct ed Ambassndar Child at J tomo and Minister Grew at Heme to go to Lau sanne as observers of the peaco con ference for the United States govern ment. Hour Admiral Bristol also will be there when his duties ns American high commissioner at Constantinople Itermlt. The cruiser Pittsburgh, bear ing Hear Admiral Long, commander of our naval forces In European wat ers, arrived at Constantinople. FULL returns from the British parli amentary elections held last Wed nesday are not In at this writing, but It Is certain Hint Prime Minister Honar Law will have a Conservative majority In the commons of about 87 over all other parties. The 1-abor party made extensivo gains, mnlnly In tho manufacturing counties and northern towns In Kngland and In Scotland. This despite the fact that both the Conservative and the Georg ian Liberals directed n strong cam paign against the Laborltc candidate. The four leaders of the chief parties, Ilonar Law, Lloyd George, Herbert Asqulth and John It. Clynos, chief of the Labor party, all wero elected to the house. The prime minister's plur ality whs rather slender, and so was Asquith's. Lloyd George's group of Liberals In the house will not bo large but may servo him in the making of opposition combinations. Of the 38 women nominees the re turns so far how that only two were elected. These nre Viscountess As tor, former American, and Mrs. Mar garet Wlntrlngham. Both are present members of parliament. Among the men defeated was Winston Churchill, former secretary for the colonies. PItlíMIKIt .MUSSOLINI Is losing no time In putting Italy on the road to recovery of her prosperity. Last week he asked and obtained from King Victor Kmmnnuel full power to ronko radical bureaucratic and tributary reforms without awaiting for parlia mentary sanction. These Include re arrangement of the taxation system and reduction of salaries and number of government employee, and tho leasing of railroad and telephone and telegraph line to private concerns. On Thursday the chamber of deputies began a session which the premier hoped would last only a few day. He outlined the policy of his government to the deputies and announced a re form of the electoral laws decided on by the council of ministers. It was said If the chamber did not pass the law for this reform promptly, It would bo dissolved nnd tho present law would bo modified by roynl decree. The success of fascism In Italy has prompted tho organization of simi lar movements In other lands. In Bavaria and Hungary It appears likely to tnko the form of royalist revolu tion If It comes to fruition. Ilecent dispatches tell of the spread of the movement In Mexico, where, as In Italy, It is designed primarily to stamp out communism. vNK of the most Important dei clslons handed down recently by tho Supremo Court of the United States was that read by Associate Justice Sutherland last week denying to tho Japanese tho right to be natur nllzcd In the United States nnd to becomo citizens of this country. One case from Hawaii and two from tho stalo of Washington wero decided to gether. Tho court held that tho naturalization act of June 20, 1000, was limited by tho provision of sec tion 2, ICO of the revised statutes, au thorizing the naturalization of "free vthlto persons" and those of African birth nnd descent, and that tho Japa nese nro not cllglblo to naturalization. It was ntlded In tho decision that "thcru Is not Implied cither In tho legislation or In our Interpretation of It any suggestion of Individual un worthiness or racial Inferiority. These considerations nro in no manner Involved." NOT In many years before has South America experienced so severe nn enrthquake ns that which devastated lnrgo sections of Chile. The most destructive of tho tremors lasted but a few seconds, but tho shocks recurred during several days, each ono adding to tho destruction nnd to the terror of tho Inhabitants. Tho worst results were on and near tho coast, nnd great tidal waves In creased the devastation. A number of towns and villages were wholly or partly razed, nnd the loss of life may reach 1.50O or 2,000. The American Bed Cross responded Immediately to tho call for aid, nnd In addition Presi dent Harding ordered two vessels to tnko cargoes of food, clothing and medical supplies from the Canul Zono to the ttrlcken region. Thousands of fnmllles are homeless and destitute, and already pestilence has broken out among them. This disaster gives sharp point to the nnnunl roll call of tho American lied Cross, now In progress. The or ganization Is always ready to meet such emergencies, but they mnko sud den nnd enormous demands on Its financial resources. For that reason every American Is urged to buy a yearly membership. SO-OALLKD Progressive Republi cans who aro members of the pres ent congress or who wcro elected mem bers of tho Sixty-eighth congress, to gether with other prominent members of that wing of the party nre sold to be arranging a conference at which they will plan for open revolt against tho leadership of President Harding nnd dictation of tho "conservatives." According to dispatches from Wash ington somo of the Issues upon which they expect to unite nre: Itepeal of drastic provisions of tho Cummlns ISsch transportation act; revision of tho tax laws, levying higher rates up on big Incomes, both corporato nnd Individual; radical curtailment of governmental expenditures: recogni tion of the soviet Russian govern ment; curbing of tho powers of the federal reserve board; revision of the recently enacted tariff; amnesty for political prisoners; living wage guar antee for labor under tho Juris diction of tho government; legislation to curb the use of tho Injunction In labor disputes; n more liberal policy In the extension of credit to fanners. WILLIAM imOS8 LLOYD, mil lionaire, nnd eighteen other mem bers of the Communist Labor party, convicted of violating the Illinois espionage act, lost their last chanco to evade punishment when the state Supreme court refused to oxtend the stay nnd Issued a mandate directing execution of tho prison sentences Im posed on them two years ago, and col lection of the Ones. DIG CITY LOSES POPULATION ftwefit Oensus Discloses Fast That Lendn Ha Immense Number Vacant Dwellings. London. "Structurally sepárale dwellings vacant 18.9a8." his Is (be titbit of the census Blue tVMk. AH these vacant dwellings were discovered In Londcti daring last year's census. Toe IUoe Book 1 packed UU figures and fact, the onl Uriñe anua bciq a list oz we occupied flats and houses. Headers will learn: That London is leas crowded than It used to be. That the average amoaat of accout modattoo per person has Increased during the last tea yearn. That average age of Londoners has increased by two y-srrs. 4That the average else of a private family In London has decreased from 4.15 to 8.70 since 1011. That fewer persona are living two to a room. That women In London outnumber men by 841369. That husbands nre generally from two to three years older than their wives. The population of the county of London on June IB, 1921, was found to be and that of Greater London, 7,480,701. The Inner district lost population and the outer ring gained. London proper Is less ponu lous than It was ten years ago, whllt Greater London 1 greater than It evet was, RESIGNS SEAT IN U. S. SENATE MICHIGAN SENATOR DECLARES IT 13 FUTILE TO GO ON. T. H. NEWBERRY QUITS ACTION ENDS POLITICAL CON. TROVERSY OVER RIGHT TO SEAT IN CONGRESS. Washington. Truman II. Newberry of Michigan, whose right to a place In tho Senate lias been n subject of long nnd bitter controversy, has submitted tils resignation with n request that It becomo effectlvo Immediately, In n letter to Governor Groesbcck of Michigan, made public here, Mr. Newberry said ho had been Impelled to retire voluntarily because of the de feat of his Republican colleague, Sen ator Townsond, In the election of Nov. 7, The turn of events he said would niako It "futule" for lilm to attempt to continuo Ills public service since ho contlnunlly would be "hampered by partisan political persecution." Reviewing 1' j outstanding features of the controversy which grew out of his election four years ngo over Hen ry Ford, his Democratic opponent, ho declared his right to a seat In the Sen ate hnd been "fully confirmed." Ho added that If, In the future, Uicro seemed to bo opportunities for public service he would not hesitate to offer himself to Ills state and country. The resignation brings to nn end a fight which already lias made political history nnd which It nppcared would be resumed curly In the present ses sion of Congress. Convicted In Mich igan of n conspiracy to violate election laws, Senator Newberry uppcaled to the Supreme Court, which declared un constitutional the statute under which he was accused. The Senate Itself, after n long investigation, finally con firmed his title to n sent by n margin of five votes. In tho campaign Just closed the case was on Issue In many states. A copy of tho letter of resignation sent to Governor Groesbeck was de livered to Vice President Coolldgo by Walter It. Dorsey, Mr. Newberry's secretary. Mr. Newberry himself Is at Ills home In Detroit. Confident thut as the result of tho recent elections they had gained suf ficient strength to give them n clear cut majority, senntors who voted last Jununry to deprive Mr. Newberry of his scat had planned to bring about another vote on the question In Con gress and possibly to force the Issue to another vote before next March 4. Some of Mr. Nen berry's political advisors nre known to hnvo been urging him since tho election to sub mit his resignation and rumors had been current that he was nbout to do so. Before the Senate voted on tho resolution declaring him entitled to u seat ho was advised by some If his friends to rcBlgn, but at that time Mr. Newberry said he would not quit under fire. Minority members of the committee which Investigated his election, while Insisting that ho was not entitled to his seat, ngrccd with tho majority findings that Mr. Ford should not bo seated. Miners Escape Fire, Herrin, 111. Five hundred miners working In tho Clifford No. 8 mine, flvo miles northwost of here, escaped when tho coal washer machinery caught fire. The miners nindo their way to safety through the nir shaft. Mary MacSwiney Denied Release, Dublin. Mary MacSwiney will not bo released. That was President Cos grave's definite statement to the Irish labor party when It appealed for mercy. Cosgravo said: "Should I re lease her I should have every prisoner In Ireland on u hunger strike tomor row morning." Meantime, the labor representative at Cork upproached Cosgrave nnd asked hi in as n personal favor to release Mary. Cosgrave again declined. Grange Urges Markting Facilities. Wichita, Kan. Drastic need of bet ter marketing facilities In the United Statos was stressed by Louis J. Tabor, director of agriculture for the stato of Ohio, in an address delivered beforo tho flfty-slvth session of the National Grange, meeting here. "Nine-tenths of America's farm crops wcro pro duced nnd sold this year below cost of production to the farmer, yet tho consumer Is paying all that ho should be ngked to pay," ho said. Europe Fears War In Turkey, Paris. Whllo the Lausanne confer ence Is assembled to bring to a final settlement the last series of European wars there Is still much speculation ns to whether peace or war will bo the outcome of tho conference. In many quarters It Is felt that It poaco Is signed It will be In effect u mere truce. Tho Greeks nre already seeking loans whoreby they may be able to equip their army and rauko up for the muni tion losses which they suffered dur ing the retreat In Asia Minor. Chinese Minister Charged With Graft. Peking. Lo Wen Kan, minister of finance, has been arrested on a war rant Issued at the request of Presi dent LI Yuan-Hung, charged with re ceiving a commission for the proposed flotation of a loan of 0.000.000 by a group of German and Austrian finan ciers prior to tho world war. Guar antees were offered for the accused finance minister's arj ranee when needed, but these we t refused and Lo Wen-Kan wo hA-WlW,be Southwest News From All Over New Mexico and Aiizona F. 15. Perry died at n hospital In Preacott as a remit of Injurie re ceived when he fell from a Santa Fe electric repair car twelve mile north of Preacott and was run over by in car. llamón Apocada of Albuquerque was held tip by two highwaymen a he was returning to his lióme, and when the thugs found he had no money one of them beat him over the head with his gun, Inflicting n bad scalp wound. The coroner's Jury Inquiring Into tho death of Owen S. Harriett at ltlsliee brought In a verdict that tlie deceased came to his death from n gunshot wound under the left eye from a pis tol held In the hands of Walter U Bul ley. William A. Denny, former employe of tho Itlo Grande Oil Company nt Globe, Ariz., was arrested In Long Beach on telegraphic Instructions from Globe. A complaint has been filed against him nt Globe charging embez zlement of $1,205.43 of company funds. Mrs. K. D, Nelson Is believed to be dying at a road camp near Las Vegas ns n result of n bullet wound, self-inflicted, officers said, after she made an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate her husband by firing n shot Into n tont where he nnd several other men were spending the night. The bullet went wild. There nro three known dead In the fire which destroyed n largo warehouse on the Chambón estate nt Socorro. Mrs. Jose Crespln, wife of Jose Cres pin, who perished together with his son, Corncllo, Is In n hospital here crit ically lit. She hnd been 111, but the news of the death of her husband nnd son has caused a relapse and doctors fear she will not live. At Tucson the experiment station has Just published a "Timely Hint on fiarly Banrt Wheat." This will be sent to all wheat growers In Arizona who nro Interested. This circular gives a short history of tho Introduction and distribution of Early Uniirt wheat In Arizona by tho experiment station and of Its displacing the common Sonora wheat. Early lianrt wheat Is the most valuable grain crop grown In Arizona now. Contrary to the opinion that most of tho cattle in the southern part uf New Mexico havo been shipped out, It lb said that thcru are still many for sale, most of them being In prime condition. Many announcements of cattle ship ments from the southern counties have been made but the fact Is that only a little over 11,000 head have been shipped to other pastures, and tills is only a small part of tho total which are on the ranges. Word has been received In Wagon Mound, N. M., to thu effect that the Sautu Fó railroad will erect large stockyards at Levy during the coming year for the benefit of the local cattle and sheep men. The matter lias been approved by the Corporation Commis sion and nn appropriation will bo made by tho Santa Fó for this purpose dur ing the winter. It Is thought that the yards will be ready for the spring shipping. Judge It. S. Stanford of the Super ior Court at Phoenix has set Dec. 11 ns the date for tho trial of C. N. Staf ford, president, and 12. Stafford, vice president, of the old Central Bunk of Phoenix, indicted by u Miiricopa coun ty grand Jury recently on charges growing out of the failure of the In stitution. Judge Stanford set Dec. 8 as the date for the trial of Phil Lewis, former president of the sume bunk, al so Indicted In connection with the some series of transactions. The auto dealers and merchants of Las Vegas are plunning for the big nuto and stylo show the lust of March, 102", tho dates having been set for the 20th, ÜOth nnd 31st. Tho big show will be held at the armory und all the lat est models In nutomobllcs will be shown at this time. Good inutile will be provided for the three days und n big danco will bo given ouch night. This Is now an annual affair In the city nnd Is said to bo one of the best displays of Its kind In the state. According to the reports of the Cut ton Growers' Association, most of the cotton grown In tho Pecos valley In New Mexico this year will run over $100 to the acre. A lurge part of the crop has been picked and stacked In tho fields and tho price has been grad ually going tip fur some time until now the growers are getting the top notch figure for thu product. Tho big gin which was partly destroyed by flru somo timo ago Is running again and there Is every indication that the sea son will lie n busy one. Tho gin at Ilagerman Is running full time and Is turning out about twenty bales per day. Three of tho big mining companies In Arizona have refused to pay the taxes levied ugalnst them on tbo ground that the taxes were based on valuations in excess of thu full cash value. Those compantos are the United Verde Extension and the United Verde, both of Jerome, and the United Eustern of Mohuvo county. This falluro to pay the taxes was not on account of Inability of the compan ies to pay, but the claim was mado that tho mining properties had been assessed for a greater sum than their fnll cash value. James Hugo and Mrs. Rosa Caster lano of Las Cruces wero painfully In jured when tho nuto In which they were returning from El Paso, turned over near Mesqulte, pinning both of the occupants underneath the big ma chine. They were found some time later by a passing tourist and brougnt to Las Onices, William It Brophy, Loa Angeles banker, who was cruising In tho Gulf of California with n party of Nogales business men, was swept overboard In a flerco storm and lost, according lo udvicn rereivea in V'-z Chef Had Plenty But He Could Hardly Eat Itrcn an expert chef fw an tip-to dato reetattrant. Willi everything heart Could wish In In eating line nnd the skill to prepare It In the meet appetis ing manner, timid life tnhterablo and work a bunion with Ills appetite, gone and ala health nil broken up on no count of stomach trouble. According lo hi own statement, such had Iveen the rase for two years with William Lackey, StW North Wells St, Chicago, UK. chef at a popular North Clark St. nutsurant. who says ho rcc&itty found relief by taking Tanlnc. Mr. Lackey now boasts of n "won derful appetite Hnd n stomach that digests such things ns ham nnd eggs, corned beef nnd cabbage, and rich pas tries, foods that would have almost put me cut of commission before I took Tanlnc." "Ileforo I ran across this medicine," said he, "I was having to lay off from my work for n week nt n timo Just on account of tho numerous His I suf fered from Indigestion. But when I tell you I hnvo gained fifteen pounds, cat nnd digest anything, and am on tho Job every day feeling fine, you may know how I appreciate Tanlnc." Tnnlnc Is sold by all good druggists, Advertisement. Something Strange. Madge When you met the famous writer of South Seas stories what did he havo to sayj Marjorle Wanted to know what my ukulele was. Mrs. Gertrude Sell Houston, Texas "I was in a terribly tun-down condition of health after n siega of ptomaine poisoning, and then tho in fluenza. I could not seem to regain my strength and was really not ablo to do my housework. I knew I needed a good tonia and builder and remembered how my folks used to regard Dr. Picrco's remedies in my girlhood days, and then I decided to toko Dr. Picrco's Golden Medical Dis covery. After taking tho second bottle I found it was doing mo a world of good; strength returned rapidly and I felt bet ter in every way. I am glad indeed to recommend tho medicino that did me so much good and do not besitato to rivo this statement." Mrs. Gcrtrudo Sell; 1230 Rutland St. All druggists tablets or liquid. Who's Zoo. Society women nre now carrying monkeys, parrots nnd even snakes nbout with them. To Identify the la dles In question we shall soon want a "Who's Zoo?" London Eve. Aspirin Say Bayer and Insistí Unless yon sco the namo "Bayer" on package or on tablets you nro not get ting tho genuino Bayer product pro scribed by physicians over twenty-two years and proved safo by millions for Colds Ileadacho Toothache Lumbago Earncho Rheumatism Neuralgia ' Pain, Pain Accept "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" only. Each unbroken package contains proper, directions. Hnndy boxes of twelvo tnblets cost few cents. Drug gists also sell bottles of 24 and 100. Asperln is the trade mnrk of Bayer Manufacture of Monoacetlcncldester of Saltcyllcacld. Advertisement. S. P. C. A. Take Notice. Mnudle What's wrong with the car? It squeaks dreadfully. Jlmmle Can't bo helped; there's pig Iron In the axles. Columbia Jester. SHE DYED A SWEATER, SKIRT AND CHILD'S COAT WITH "DIAMOND DYES" Each package of "Diamond Dye" con tains directions so simple any woman can dye or tint her worn, shabby dresses, skirts, waists, coats, stockings, sweaters, coverings, draperies, hangings, everything, even if she ha never dyed before. Buy "Diamond Dyes" no other kind then perfect home dyeing is sure because Dia mond Dyea are guaranteed not to spot, fade, streak, or run. Tell your druggist whether the material you wish to dye is wool or silk, or whether it is linen, cotton or mixed goods. Advertisement. What' the Use of Spoiling ItT Hotel Clerk With or without bath, madam? Tho Boy Get It without, mother. This Is a pleasure trip. Llfoi ve Only those have lived well who have not lived for themselves alone. f''Morninii KeepVbur Eyfes Clean - Cleoj o HoeJ ntrin far ruto osr rjiWMo F-ffci . -ruf WftaWl SIK(-IAI. Itlll ft R It VI CIS aeeared If Tn mention thla paper when writing (Irma below. " li ÍA Üíti h i iSTOtüT-i'ciináf IIOU.1I-AI.I.KK jp.wni.nr co. Ufsr. and repairing-. All orders promptly attunrteil to. But, U7 16th AChatnpa. n.nAniiHH and limits. IIOTICI.0 WINUSUII. IBtu A l.nrlinrr. Itouma Jo MIurtry Paints Al VARNISHES DENVER. COLO. Sold by Leading Dealer We Dye Good It Pays Clothing, Curtains, Carpeta Tho Model Cleaners and Dyers 1317 BROADWAY, DENVER, COLO. INFOHMATlOlM Dtíl'AKl'MiiNT Commercial inquiries answered and Information gladly furnished without cost. Address any firm nbove. General Crop Conditions. Denver. ltecent snows and rain, have broken the long drought through out much of the Itocky Mountain re gion according to reports of the U. S. Division of Crop nnd Live Stock Esti mates and although late In the season will tend to benefit the outlook for fnll grain. The heavy snow Is delay ing the harvesting of potatoes and su gar beets In some sections and some frost damage Is reported. Live stock are generally In good condition with the exception of New Mexico, and the supply of stock water Is Improved. The shortage of feed In some sections Is causing heavy marketing. Consid erable complaint of the shortage of cars Is reported. The outlook for fall sown grains has Improved In Utah and Nevada due to recent heavy precipitation, but Is still poor. The supply of moisture Is still deficient In the western half of Ne vada. All small gain crops have ger minated well In Arizona. Some sec tions In Colorado have received suffi cient moisture, but probably too late to benefit fall plowing or fall sown, grains to any great extent. The yield of potatoes in Colorado has been cut by the long drought. The quality Is generally quite good al though some dry rot Is reported. Some; damage by frost to potatoes In tem porary storage Is reported. The cold weather nnd heavy precipitation has hindered harvesting In Utah. Digging of half the crop in northern Arizona Is being dclnyed by snow. Mine Reverts to Former Owners. Vancouver, B. C. The Bullion mine, a placer gold property at Qucsnel Forks, I!. C, purchused from W. Tk Ward and associates by a Kansas City syndicate, will revert to Its former owners under a foreclosure order Is sued here by Justice Morrison. The Kansas City syndicate, headed by Max MacGowun, is reported to have paid $100,000 for the mine nnd to havo spent $00,000 In Improvements In 1021. Ten Persons Lrowned Near Quebec Quebec. Father Tortclller, a priest, and ten other persons were drowned when a launch overturned on the Shel ter Boy river, thirty miles from Bersl mls, Quebec, It Is reported here. Moves House Fourteen Miles. Tucson, Ariz. Distance and moving difficulties meant nothing to E. A. Truber, nor did ownership enter Into tho affair, according to the local sher iff, who arrested tho man on a charge of stealing a ranch house and moving It fourteen miles to a new location. Tho need of a homo offset all other unglcs to tho question, according to authorities and Trabcr hesitated not. ?JT- Berfler CharaesJIsmlssed. Madison, Wis. Indictments returned In 1018 beforo the United States Dis trict Court of tho western Wisconsin district against Victor L. Berger, congressman-elect from the Fifth Wiscon sin district, for violation of tho espion age laws, will bo dismissed, United Statos District Attorney W. II. Dough erty bus announced. Railroad Bridges Destroyed. Cherry Hill, Va. The railroad bridge over Neabsco creek here, one of tho longest wooden spans In the country, was virtually destroyed by u fire of mysterious origin. All traffic on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac railroad was tied up. Will Help Prospector. Salt Lake City, Utah. An attempt to stay the passing of the prospector, his burro and the day of his pictur esque and useful search for new HI Dorado has been started by the mining commit teo of tho Salt Lake Commer cial Club and arrangements are being made for establishing a "grub-staking" organization, with a capital of (500,000. The fund. Which would be raised by popular subscription, would bo used to finance trained and depend able prospectors In their hunt for min erals within the state. Plan Packing House Merger. Washington. J. Ogden Armour, head of the Chicago meat packing house of Armour & CoH has presented to Attorney General Daugherty and Secretary Wallace of tho Department of Agriculture, presumably for govern ment approval, a proposal for merging through purchase, the physical assets of another of the "big flvo" national packing houses with Armour & Co. Both Wilson & Co., and Morris & Co. of the parking group bavo been men- t.o.-cd In rorvvtlon with the plan. aT m . \n\n up, BpM-lai ratea to permanant guesta.