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I GERMANY IS GIVEN TEN DAYS TO DECIDE Teutons Must Accept or Reject Demands of Allies By May~12. London~Germany must give by May 12 a categorical answer---yes or n~-to the allied reparations demands, or suffer the infliction of military and naval penalties, according to the terms of an ultimatum drawn up by the al- lied foreign ministers and submitted to the supreme council for its approval. The interval provided for in the ultimatum to Germany will not be for the purpose of negotiation, it wa~ stated, but to give the German gov- ernment time to reflect, negotiations being considered at an end. M. Jusserand, the l~rencb ambassa- dor in Washington. has cabled here the outline of a conversation he has had with Secretary el: State l-]ugt;es. The American goverI~mell[, the ambas- sador reported, desires to take m) at- titude on the reparations question that would irritate the allied governments. Secretary Hughes said that the s~ate department has no furthcr communi- cation to make to (]erIuauj, the mes- sage added. Secretary Hugh@s indicated a pref- erence that Germany should settle without the occupation of the Ruhr valley, as such occupation suggested & kind of war, M. Jusserand's cabl~ imid. The conversation, the ambassador mtlted, was entirely informal and lympathet ic. Great Britain will make a naval demonstration if Germany refuses to yield to the allies' condltiolis in the reparations issue, It was stated. The demonstration, which will not take the form of a blockade, will probably oc- cur in the North Sea, it was added. sip here that the 12,000,000,000 gold marks remaining due on the 20,000: 000,000 g~ld marks which the peace treaty provides to be paid May 1 are to be added to the total of 132,000,- 000,004) marks fixed by the commie- - sion as the amount of war damages assessed~against Germany, thus mak- ing the grand total 144,000,000.000 gold m arks. The commission has nottfied Ger- many that the petroleum and mining interests owned by the German gov- erument or German nationals in Rus- sia Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria. Tur- key and the territory ceded under the paacs treaties must be included with the other public utility iuterests or concessions to be transferred to the reparations commission under article 260 of the treaty of Versailles. ITALY BACKS UNITED STATES In Entire Accord With American Posi- tion With Respect to Yap. Washington.--Italy is in entire ac- cord with the United States with re- spect to the island of Yap and other ex-German overseas possessions, it said in a note handed to Secretary Hughes by Ambassador Ricci. The communication was in reply to the note sent Italy by the secretary of state o.n April 5 at the same time that similar notes were dispatched to Great Britain, France and Japan. Declaring that Italy had seconded the Anglo-French proposal which con- fld~l the study of the Yap question to the judicial committee and the corn ference of ambassadors, the mate said that Italy "now expects that the con- foreco will pronounce itself with $~uanimity, in such a way as to elim- inate every possibility of disagreement and to conciliate all conflicting inter- ests." Fruit Rate Hsarings Granted. Washii~gton, D C.--The interstate commerce commission, responding to requests, decided to hold conferences at Yakima, VCash., May 10, and Boise, Idaho, May 14, on fruit and vegetable rates. These conferences will be in addition to those previously announced for Los Angeles, San F'rancisco and Denver. Tariff Measure is Reported to Senate. Wgshington.--With its anti-dumping and currency revaluation provisions much altered from the form in which they were adopted by the house, the emergency tariff bill was reported to the senate by the senate finance com- mittee. Export and Import Trade Drops. T V~ashington, D. C.~Both exports to and imports from Europe and South America fell off sharply during March aa compared with the same month last year, a trade summary Issued by the department of commerce shOwL i -- -[ FIII " T .......... i i i i i i [. .. C.lSSE.GE. D. R. CriHenger of Marion, Ohio, appointed comptroller of currency to succeed John Skeiton Williams. 3,000,000 WORKERS IN NATION ARE IDLE Chicago.--Slightly more than 2,000,- 000 men were unemployed in 19 states of the union, according to estimates given out by gov~rnment, labor, state and industrial officials. A large percentage of those who are unable to obtain work are in the big industrial sections of the eastern aPd central states. Reports front the other 29 ststes where figures were nnobtain- able all show that unemployment ex- ists and tile estimated unenzployment of the couutry, made by experts includ- ing labor leaders, range from 3.000.000 to 5,000,000 persons. The unemployment situation tn Ore- gon has been gradually improving since the first of the year, according to C. tt. Gram, state labor commis- sioner. There has been a decrease of approximately 5000 unemp' yed as compared ~ith the number out of work in Jannary, whi('h was estimated at about 16.000. Employment conditions in the staie of Washington are showing little im- provement, according to W. C. Car- penter, federal employment agent fox" ~1~ Pacific uorthwest. He estimated that. 20.000 men in the stat~ are out of work. Labor conditions in Idaho as repre- sented in the three big industries of the state, mining, lumbering and agri- cultural, are far below normal, accord- ing to a statement made by O. H. Bar- ber. stare commissioner of Immigra- tion, labor and statistics. BRIEF GENERAL NEWS Ocean-going ships, loading for foreign ports are held up at various ports as a result of a marine strike. Ninety-five per cent of the sawmills in British Columbia are reported to bc owned and operated by United States capital. President Harding i~as sent to the senate the nomination of Montgomery Schuyler of New York to be minister to Salvador. The presence in Paris of General Pershing, July 14, Baatile day, will be made the occasion of a large demon- stration tn honor of the United States. Judge Robert H. IAndsay, pioneer lawyer of the Pacific coast and north- west, died in Seattle of injuries re- ceived in an automobile accident near- ly a year ago. The Southern Pacific railroad corn pan)' has notified l0 classes of its sub- ordluate officials and emptoye~ of its desire to negotiate a revision of wages. Many book and. job printing plants throughout the country were closed Monday by strikes owing to refusal of employers to accept demands of the typographical union for 44-hour week. Jay E. Hough, convicted in Spokane of first-degree forgery in connection with an alleged fraudulent issue of bonds of the Teel irrigation district ot Echo, Or., was sentenced to a term of four to 20 years in the state peni- tentiary. Great Britain will be notified short.. ly that the United States is ready tot begin negotiations for refunding theI British debt to this country, whichl amounts to approximately $4,500,000,-t i 000, Secretary of the Treasury MellonI announced. Roosevelt Coin Wanted. I ! Washington, D. C.--Colnage of a 2~/~. j cent piece., bearing the likeness ofI Theodore Roosevelt, witt~ the date of his birth and death, was provided for in a bill introduc.ed in the house. 25,000 Building Trade Men Strike. Cleveland, Ohio.--More than 25,000 men in the buihling trades in Greater Cleveland quit their jobs Monday when employers tendered a new scale era. bodying decreases agreed on last week. FOUR- PROPOSALS TO REVISE TAX MADE Repeal of Excess Profits and Luxury Taxes and Change In Income Rate Asked. Washington, D, C.---Four proposals for revision of the federal taxes have been made to congress by Secretary Mellon, with a recommendation ~or early action so tha~ the new taxes can be applied for this year. They are: Repeal of the excess profits tax and the $2000 income exemption of corpor- ations, the loss of revenue to be made good by a modified tax on corporate profits or a flat addi~ioual iucomt, tax on corporations, Readjustment of income tax rates so that no income will pay more than 40 per cent. this year and 33 per cent thereafter, with a vlew to producing ca=regale revenues substantially equiv sleet to the estimated receipts from the income tax under the exlstlng law, Repeal of the so-called luxury taxes, together with the "nuisance" taxes, such as those eli soda-fountain drinks, but retention of the transportation and miscellaneous specific sales taxes, Imposition of "sufficient new and additional taxes of wide application," such as increased stamp taxes or li- oense taxes on the use of automobiles, to, bring total revenues from internal t~xea after making the changes sttg~ gested to about $4,000,000.000 l~ 1922 and 1923. PEACi N PASSED BY SENATE Washington, D. C.--The fh'st step toward placing the United States on a technical legal basis of peace was taken by the senate in adopting the Knox peace resolution. The vote for adoption was 49 to 23. The resolution now goes to the house, with prospects of prompt action. It would repeal the war resolutions af- fecting Germany and Austria-Hungary, Impound alien enemy property, and reserve to the United States all rights and privileges under the treaty of Ver- sailles and other peace treaties. An effort to amead the resolution made by Senator Townsend, republi- can, Michigan, who moved to strike out the clause repealing the war declara- tion and substitute a simple declara- tion of peace, was defeated, 44 to 26. Senator Lodge in inaugurating the debate told the senate that treaties with Germany and other nations with which the United States had been at war would follow the Knox resolution. He also gave notice that the United States would not "abandon" the allies. The vote on the peace resolution was preceded by tense partisan clashes. The republicans lined up almost solid- ly behind the measure and all but five democrats voted or were paired against it. TOWNLEY TURNED DOWN New Trial Is Denied President of Non.Papilla League St. Paui.--The state supreme-court denied a new trial to A. C. Townley, president of the national non-partisan league, and Joseph Gilbert. ex-organi- zation manager of the league, convict- ed on a charge of conspiracy to teach sedition. Townley and Gilbert were found guilty July 12, 1919. by a Jury in the Jack,on county district court, and sentenced by Judge Dean to 90 days in Jail. Execution of sentence Was delayed by appeal. Heywood Is In Moscow. Chicago.--The first direct word from "Big Bill" Haywood. I. W. W. leader, in Russia, reached Otto Christensen, his attorney, here. A wireless mes- sage from Christiania, dated April 25, said that Haywood had arrived in Mos- cow and was attending the conference of trade ~industrial unions and the third Internationale. Yaklma Jurist Kill= Himself. [ ] Yakima, Wash. --- Superior Court] Judge All.oh S. Davis, who was elected I to the bench last fall, committed sui- cide by slashing his throat with a razor. Judge Davis is believed to have become temporarily mentally deranged on account of the pressure of his Albany's Creamery I$ Burned. Albany, Or.--The creamery of the A1 bany Creamery association, which was oae of the largest and best equipped plants of the kind in the Willsotto valley and which was the largest co- operative creamery in Oregon, was de- stroyed by fire. Unfair Competition in Steel Is Charged Washington, D. C.~A formal com- plain against the United States Steel corporation and 11 subsidiary com- pauies, alleging unfair competition in interstate commerce, was iuuad by the tsderal trade commhmio~. Y 4 QIII I Fi IOTltFD :i: ::: J/ILL /q lt/liLll .]. REDUCTIONS " i 4 o i ! We are keeping pace with all price reduc- tions in implements and hardware. We still have on hand some machinery and extras of the International line, which we are closing our below cost, and on which you can make a heavy saving. A full line of garden seeds just received. Iron Age and Planet Jr. garden cultivators in stock at reasonable prices. The regulation line lements at of spring farming imp- proper prices. ii i PALOUSE HARDWARE IMPLEMENT CO. PA LOU,~IE, WASH. CAN YOU BEAT THIS? A 50-Pound Box of CHOICE COLUMBIA RIVER SMELT Will be sent you for $1.25, f. t,, b. 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ROSWORTH District Representative Canadian Pacific Rail- way, Co., Land Branch, 705 Sprague Ave:, Sp;~- kane, VCashington. C, H. FAENSWORTH Local Agent, Palouse, VCn furnbh you with the iat~ttnfo~ma- No eharSe or oblisatlon sttachod to this orrvl~ You am iavit~i o ~ d it, W~i~ orealJ at d~e B=ma~ d C.~madim l~mnatlo~ t I~ F.. O==u~ St.. 1270 Bm~dwsy, New York, or 335 Wisd~ ~th~.Mutr~d.P.Q. Bread Memories Mother's comb and a piece of tissue paper made martial music and spurred the brave army on to deeds of valor," The important part of the campaign was the serving of rations of bread and jam. After all, what better food to fight on than bread Eat l~rispie Krust Bread Your daily battles will be lightened. It is the best bread you can eat The PALOUSE BAKERY Auctioneering" IF YOU ARE OOING TO HOLD A SALE THIS SPRING SEE j. J. LYNCH PALOUSE'S PIONEER AUCTIONEER Mlq,. LYNCH HAS A RECORD OF SUCCESSFUL WORK AS AN' AUCTIONEER EXTENDINO OVER A LONG PERIOD OF YEARS For Dates and Terms Call 9F'23, or Address J. J, Lynch, Palouse, Wn. Read the Want Column. You may find just what you want; and perhaps your neighbor has it to sell. A few lines in the Want Column will bring results. Try it once.