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WASHINGE:00 v,.== BRIEF NEWS ITEMS Principal Events of the Week Assembled for Infomation of Our Readers. In the Fervdale section leaf buds were reported to be on the verge of opening, due to the mild winter. A feed mill will be built in Centralia |mmedtately by the. Washington Co-: operative Egg and Poultry association. Deposits in the five banks of the city of Walls Walls were $10,213,453 at the close of business December 31. One year ago they were $10,626,247. Figures compiled by County Clerk Scilaefer of Clark county show a slight falling off in the receipts by his office of fines and fees in 1926 as compared with 1925. Crop reports of the Sunnystde and Tieton United States reclamation proj- ects show that the farmers last year raised and sold produce amounting to $8,331,304. More thafi $300 worth of N. S. F. checks were paid in at the Yakima county auditor's off:ce for automobile licenses, according Lo a recent an- nOUllCClnezlt, Silk .dfipments valued at $212,242,- 720, consisting principally of raw silk pm-;se(l ,Llreugh Seattle during 192i official figures by the harbor dep'arL ment disclosed. Deposits in the four Vancouveri banks increased more than half a rail lion dollars in 1926. Presenl deposit. arc $5,106,029.61, compared to $4,597,- 726.84 one year ago. The i'asco Bank (f Commer(ie s'= ment, published recently, showe( i.c resources of $435,639 and deln)sits el $395,806, an increase of 50 per cent lnce the statemient June 30. While banks in Walla Walls are re- ceivin.g applcatlons from ex-service men fo r loans on their insurance cer- tificates, bankers are holding off until 1hey get further information. Raids by the:sheriff's forces during he past few days upon merchants and .cigar dealers of Yakima county have resulted in the seizure and confisca- tion of more than 250 punchboaras. . Damage estimated at between $10,- ,00 and $15,000 was caused in Bel- lingham last week by a fire which de- stroyed two buildings and threatened She downtown district and navy yards. Clarence Linden, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Linden of Mar- tins Bluff, near Kelso, was severely bummed about his face when in light- ing a fire he mistook gasoline for ker- osene. Glen Hughes, Kittitas valley farmer, as instantly killed Monday when a Coupe he wg driving was struck by a Northern Pacific passenger train at a crossing three miles west of EUens- burg. King county autoists had paid in to Auditor D. E. Ferguson a grand total of $1,100,000 for 67,000 new 1927 li- censes, with an estimated 30,000 or 40,000 delinquents still to be 'heard from. Plans for a $500,000 athletic pavil- ion at the University of Washington were approved by the university build- ing committee recently and bids will be asked for as soon as drawings can be made. H. P. Walker, 49, Tenino drayman, was killed instantly when his truck overturned on him on the Pacific high- way a mile south of Pioneer. Victor Aronson, also of Tenino, escaped with slight injuries. Two automobiles, 20 tons Of hay, some chickens and farm implements were lost last Friday when fire de- stroyed the large barn at' the E. R. Hague home on the Pacific highway South of Chehalis. Apple holding, according to survey made January 1 by the Traffic and Credit association shows there were 5206 carloads. Of these 4826 were held in cold storage and only 380 in common storage. Funeral services were held in Bedro Woolley last week for R. H. Becraft,. 69, old-time resident, who died of pneumonia, which he c0ntracted as a result of exposure when his home burned about a month ago. A proposal to consolidate Falrview and La Center school districts lost by a majority of One in Fairview distrlct. The vote was 19 to 18 agatnst the pro- posal. knether vote will be taken in three weeks. La Centerj voted f.avor- ably. The Watervllle Savings bank, which closed its doors four years ago, has Just declared a dilddend of 125 per cent making 38 1"-3 Per cent So far ' aid depositors. ,, ' .; Alfalta is being grown on za,00 acres of irrigated land in Waelgton, or on about one-half of the irrigated area in the state, according to H. F. SJngh:ton, agronomist of the irriga- zion branch experiment station at, Prosser, whose bulletin "Irrigated AI- i[dta InWashlngton," hM Just bn Itelaed at Pullmam II I Mrs. Frank Sharkey of Yaklma has submitted her resignation as record- ing secretary of the State Federation of Women's Clubs. Bids for excavating the site for the new Normal School library at Belling- ham were advertised by the board of trustees. This is the first use of the money appropriated by the special ses- sion .Of the legislature over the vet'o of Governor Hartley. There was a balance of $12,324,103 iu the state treasury the week ending December 31, as compared with $12,- 125,722 the week efore, Treasurer Pelts reported to Auditor Clausen. Receipts for the week totaled $1,298,- 403 aRd warrants paid $1,083,890. Charles E. Guiberson of Kent, for- mer state legislator and pioneer city and county officer, was killed when his autom'obile Was struck by an in- terurban train near Seattle last week. Guibesron had lived in Kent 40 years and had served as postmaster 20 zears. Postal receipts in Aberdeen for 1926 increased 13.3 per cent and assured 'he city. of reaching the $100,000 marl :ext year if a proportionate gain i, continued. The postal businesz amounted to $96,703.47, a gain cf $11. 400 over the previous high mark, se in 1925. Agriculture in Columbia county il on a sound basis as shown by raih'om shipments of products during 1926 During the year the two railroad. hipped 702 ears of wheat, which rap :'.:/.ants a'.. ut two-thirds of the year': ,rop in Hm territory a(lj:tcent to Day on, 15' cars e a>ples, 50 carloads o! :ivL, 's.ock, and five cars of hay. :\\; net t::erease of $436,351 in 192 .,me to': rcc.eipts over 1925 we.  hewn in a report by State Treasurer ,tts. Net mllectiml; for 1926 were 4,57 ?:J8 and for 1925 $3,020,812. Re :: for gasoline used in non-vehlc] ,sumption in 1926 amounted to $218,423. The grand net total tax re- ceived b)' the state since its inception in 1921 amounts to $11,647,381. Placing the Palouse wheat crop aboard ship at Portland, Or., costs approximately 20 cents a bushel il the grain is shipped at once, and ma- terially more if held in local ware. houses until spring/ declared A. E Kelly, president of the Kelly-Hughes Grain company, Pullman, when speak- ing before the grain marketing school in Pullman on "Necessary Costs of Handling Grin." The Grant county commissioners, engineer and attorney, met with tht Douglas county commissloners in Wa- terville last week to consider a propo- sition of financing a new road connect- ing the Sunset and the North Central highways by building a road down Grand coulee via Soap Lake. The new road Is to be 25 feet wide and will make an opening to Dry Falls, Blue Lake and other natural attractions of the Grand coulee. Preliminary ictory on an important point in the Metropolitan Building company's leasehold tax valuation case was won by the state and city of Seattle in the ruling of Judge J. M. Wilson that the burden of proof lay upon the compiny rather than the city and state, and that the order of the state tax commissioner increasing the assessed valuation from $700,000 to $1,375,000 would stand unless the com- pany could offer sufficient evidence to show arbitr.ary and capricious ac tion on the part of the tax commis- sion amounting to fraud. The output of fish and of game birds is greate.r and the cast less than it has ever been in the state of Wash ington, Sam F. Rathbun, game super. visor, told the Washington State As sociatton of Game Commissioners in convention in Seattle last week. Game farms and hateheries are in good con dition. A total of 28,489 phe.sants were turned out by the state deparb ment while the hatchery production showed 78,771,000 trout, 400,000 spiney rays. From the food fish department 6,000,000 steelhead eggs are received under a "gentleman's gareement." Although there was a decrease o! about 50 per cent in lumber produc- tion by west coast mills for the week ended January 1, as reported by 99 mills and also a considerable decrease in the total shipments, there was a substantial increase in demand, ac- cording to the weekly report of the West Coast Lumbermen's association. The report showed that production for the last week totaled 36,304,010 feet, compared to 74,464,047 feet the previous week, new orders booked to- taled 66,421,374 feet, compared to 58,- 874,200 feet the previous week, and shipments totaled 58,886,055 feet, com- pared to 73,100,876 feet the previous week. With a plentiful supply of logs on hand, and favorable weather condl tions, the Cory Mill at Sedro Woolley resumed operation last week after ly- ing ldl for deveral ve'eks. A crew of between thirty and forty men is employed. Yuen Chew, 48, proprietor o a Chinese ]etundry in Seattle, died from bullet wounds received during a gun and meat cleaver duel with John ,F. Huggias, 43, over $178 lottery wia- nings which Huggins contends Chew refused to iVe him. THE MONROE MONITOR -- Monroe, Washington Yriday, Juary 14, 1927 MAN00 gHILI]REN DIE THEATRE PANIC Exits Jammed in Stampede and 77 Lose Their .Lives. Montreal, Que.--More than'77 lives was the toll exacted by a fire panic in the Lauler Palace movie theater in the east end. Most of the victims were little children who had made up the bulk of the Sundy matinee audience. Few were injured by the comparative- ly trlvlal fire, but caught in fear- stricken jan about the exits, many were suffocated. So tightly wedged were the bodies that rescuing squads of firemen were unable to galn entrance. A stairway giving eges from the main floor was clogged wih small bodies. Efforts Weie made to break the Jam by the woodsman method of tying a rope to ;he key of the wedge and hauling away. Twenty men were unahle to tir the mass. The firemen then cut a hole through a street wall and pased the bodies back down a chain of hands. When the dead and injured had been removed the firemen turned their attention to the flames, which were quickly extinguished. Had there been no stampede it is possible that few would have been hurt. OREGON Lfk'NAKERS ORGA00IIZE PR(}MPTLY Salem, Or. -- Oregon's 34th regmar biennial legislative session convened Monday and prmnptty organized with Senator H. L. Corbett of Multnomah county as president of the senate and John M. Carkin of Jackson county speaker of the house. Senator Corbett was elected presi- dent by 27 votes. Senator Banks cast a conplimentary vote for Senator But- ler of Wasco, while Senator Corbett cast his ballot for Senator Eddy of Douglas. Senator Joseph voted for Senator Brown of Marion. John Hunt of Woodburn, who has served in various legislative capaci- ties for more than 20 years, was elect- ed chief clerk, and Mrs. Elizabeth Great Value Even. in Moments of Lelsre Farm women have recognized that well-earned and well-used leisure Is the oil which makes the neces.ary du- ties of life be performed lmppily. Carl Sandburg has said: "Life Is a combl- nathm of biscuits and byaclnths," and the farm woman Is learning to realize the zalue of the hya(:hths as she has long sioce realized the value of the biscuits, a Writer in the Country Gen- tleman ssserts. She is changhzg her objective frozw slfln[ng pots and ans to khlnlng Joyous faces, snd stze and her family alike are profiting by the change In accent. Not all farm women are realizing the value of leisure, and but few farm women as yet have leisure In needed aeasure; nor are all who have won it using it effectively. But a good be- ginning has been made and the future is full of hope. These times of leisure are literally moments only for some women. I know one mother of five young chil- dren who can't find ]5-mlnute periods for recreating mind and soul. She says she can find leisure only for a moment here and there. To be sure. size looks ahead to the tlme when she en lessen the personal servl('e to tbe little folks, but now practieally every morn nt demands her attention, and so her leisure, like a rosary, is counted bead upon bead. / Wind's Great Effect on Personal Com?ort Personal comfort at any time of the year depends to an astonishing degree on wind; that is on the 'motion of the air. An interesting experhnent, de- scribed by a writer in the American Magazine. illustrates the point. To find out the different effe.cts of still air and af air in. motion, a man 'was shut up in a telepfone booth. The booth contained an electric fanand It also had tubes througb whicb fresh air could be supplied The marl bad a lighted cigarette. With the electric fan going, and with no fresh air coming in through the tubes, the man was comforts:bib, even after his cigarette bad goneout because of lack of oxygen to bm'n, But hen t}e Was shut up in the boottz lthout th fan being turned on, he was soon in great discomfort, even though he was being supplied with fresh alr through the tubes. YakimawThe ' federal bill appro- priated $185,000 for the Wapato pump irrigation project. Pateros--The Washington Water Powe Co. will soon open the new 26- mile power line to Carlton. Glatt, assistant chief clerk. . . .VancotlverVancouver flour nills, Representative Carkin was emeteo idle for three years, will reopen by speaker by unanimous vote when per- January 1. /'n manent organization was begun. m I I I 'January Clearance Sale ,. COATS AND DRES,S.ES Starting Friday, January 14, and continuing until Saturday, January 22, we will sell at one-third off of regular price all ladies and children's coats and dresses. Ladies' Dress regular price $1.4.00 sale price .................................................................. $9,30 Ladies' Coat rag:tier price $35.00 sale price ................................................................ $23.33 Ladies' Coat regular price $15.50 sale price ................................................................ $10.34 Child's Coat regular price $10.50-- sale price ................................................................ $7.00 The same reduction of one-third off on all Men's and Boys' Overcoats. All the Overcoats. Coats and Dresses offered during this sale are new fall stock and the very latest in design and fabric. They must be sold to make rdom for the new spring mer- chandise arriving daily. Monroe Department Store P. Sjostrom Monroe, Washington I I II III Chief clerk Paul Burrls was elect- ed chief clerk of the house and Harry McClellan, assistant chief clerk. BORAH CRITICISES POLICY Declares I'nterventlon in Nicaragua Is Not Justified. Washington, D. C.--The Coolidge ad- ministration and Chairman Borah of the senate, foreign relations committee came to an ospoken disagreement over the policy of the United States in Nicar .gua. The tVo public pronouncements, one by the White House spokesman and one by Secretary Kellogg, the landing of American forces in the war-troubled little Central American country was described as nothing more than a con- sistent effort to protect American life and property. From this statement Senator Borah dissented vigorously. He declared that despite a confer- ence with President Coolidge he had learned of no peril to American in- terests which would warrant "inter- vention," and he gave it as his studied opinion that the United States was in fact upholding by armed force a Ntc- axaguan president who holds office without constitutional sanction. RetlrlnB Governor Issues 16 Pardons. Salem, Or.--One of the last official acts of Governor Pierce before he re- tired from the executive department was to issue 16 pardons, conditional pardons and comutations of sentence, The 10ne full pardon was granted to Chester Kubli of Jackson county, who was convicted on charges of aiding and abetting in the misapplication of funds of the defunct State Bank o! Jacksonville. Kubli was under three years penitentiary sentence. Hornsby 81gnod by New York Giants New York. Rogers Hornsby, star second baseman, signed a two-year contract with the New York Giants. Hornsby, who was manager of the St. Luls Cards, world's champions in 1926, will captain the Giants for the next two years. Chsp!In Wlfe Sues for Divorce. Los Angeles. -- A suit for divorce from Charles Spencer Chaplin was filed here by his estranged wife, Llta Grey Ch'aplin, |nwhlch she made sn- sational charges against the film omedian. Senate Orde Vao Vote Quiz. Washington. D. C.  The senate dlr.ected ' an. investigation of fraud charges 'and ordered Impounding el votes in the Pennsylvania sanatoria] election ot lut Novembal,. / S T A T E M E N T. "W,/ e& of " ff a ers, A c. Within a few months, Dodge Broe Inc., will introduce a new line of motor car,in no way confl/cfing with the marke for Dodge Brotherspresent typ=, but occupying a considerably higher pric field and produced in limited quantities. Cgmb/ning Dodge Brothers well lmown depeadabilitT with xceptional ace sad striking beautT of appointment and' deaign, thee distinguished vehicle we believe, will instantly set a new and . higher standard in fine ear iFaeti Dodg Brothers will continue to produce their present line in maximum quaatiti to meet a demand which, during the year  ca&d, wve much the in the/r , naching the m:ord total d Z,5o, ooo cax'a @ /