Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 05, 1921, Page 9, Image 9

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Alabama Sergeant on Stand
in Own Defense.
Iteport of Efmsrk as to Cutting
Jew Xotches in Can Also De
clared to lie False.
HAMILTON. Ala, Feb. 5. (Spe
cial. ) Serjeant Robert L. Lancaster,
accused of complicity In the lynching
of William Baird. striking coal miner,
in Walker county, early the morning
of January 13, lold the Jury on the
witness stand In his trial this after
noon that he was in his bunk in camp
during the hours Baird was alleged
to have been taken from the Walker
jail and shot, that he knew nothing
about the affair until next day and
that he had not made any remarks
about putting some notches on his
gun, had not sent any person for dry
shoes shortly after the lynching, had
not pointed to himself when someone
asked who fired the first shot and
had not asked anyone to clean the
mud from his scabbard before the
deputies arrived.
After he had told his straightfor
ward story In answer to questions of
his counsel. Judge Wilkinson, special
prosecutor for the state, was unable
to shake Lancaster's story.
Other Testimony Heard.
This testimony supported that
given by other national guardsmen
who appeared as witnesses for the
defense and bore them out to the
smallest detail.
Iancaster was called to the stand
after several witnesses had told the
jury that he had an excellent reputa
tion 'n Tuscaloosa county and after
others had testified that they would
not believe under oath Guy Canmon
and Clyde Springer, two soldiers who
gave testimony against Lancaster.
It was an important day for 'the
defense because it had furnished
testimony preceding that of Lancaster
that persons present at the time Lan
caster was alleged to have remarked
that he intended to cut some notches
on his gun, did not hear any such
statement and that Lancaster, sev
eral days preceding the lynching,
had delivered to the supply station an
overcoat bearing the initials "R. L.,"
which was found between two walls
of the barracks after the lynching.
Clove Aaked to Be rut On.
The state consumed less time in the
crosst-examination of Lancaster than
in the examination of any Important
witness for the defense. Its first re
quest of Lancaster was that he put
on a pair of gloves whicntwere found
In the pocket of the coat bearing thj
initials R. L." after the lynching
The defendant complied. They were
too targe.
Lancaster denied that he said any
thing' at mess that morning abou:
cutting notches in his gun or that
Clyde Springer asked him who fired
(he first shot or that he pointed to
ward himself. He also denied that he
remarked that any person who told
cn the company would follow Baird
He denied that he asked a shine
boy in the presence of Ouy Cannon to
clean the mud from his girn before
the deputies arrived. We -!eclare-J
that there was no mud 1'on the- gu
or scabbard. He deniel that he asked
any person to get him a pair of dry
shoes and said that he had two pair
of shoes in his room at that time.
Iavitatlon In Denied.
Lancaster stated positively that
did not invite Guy Cannon to be
member of the party which was
co to the Jasper Jail to get Baird
and denied that he ever invited an
soldier to accompany him.
"Did you put those clothes betwee
the walls of the barracks?" he was
"I did not." answered Lancaster.
"Do you know who did?"
"I do not."
Senator Carmlchael then . asked
Lancaster a long question which in
eluded whether or not he Joined
mob which went to the Jasper jail.
took possession of Baird. remove
him from jail and executed him be
side the road.
"I did not," was the calm reply of
the defendant.
Lancaster admitted that he was In
the jail January 5 and saw Baird,
but declared he did not look at the
institute is operated by the Young
Men's Christian association, i
wrote the school board asking
the Benson students look over the
"About a rear ago the management
of our school purchased some ma
ch'ne shop equipment from the United
States government," wrote the asso
ciation to George B. Thomas, chair
man of the school board. "It was
supposed to be in practically new con
dltion, but it has not come up to our
-The machinery which yon pur
chased for the Benson Polytechnic
school and which we have looked
over is certainly A-l."
The Toung Men's Christian associa
tion will pay for all materials put
into new parts and the Benson stu
dents will soon begin on overhauling
some of the lathes.
General Common Interests as Well
Bolshevik Danger to Be
Guarded, Says Sapieha. .
Schwab Did the Crying, I Did the
Swearing," Says Banker on His
Return "to Chicago.
WASHINGTON, D. C Feb. 4. Strict
censorship is to be exercised over the
official Drints of the testimony of
Charles G. Dawes before' a congres
ional war investigating committee
this week. All 'hells." "damns and
stronger utterances, including even
the frequent "hell marias, used by
General Pershing's former supply
chief to express feelings adequately
will be knocked out.
That was agreed on when the argu
ment started, so Mr. Dawes, as he
asked to be called, "let's 'er go, re
PARIS, Feb. 4. Poland and Rou
mania are negotiating a defensive
alliance which will include not only
military affairs, but will contain
economic and commercial features.
Prince Sapieha. Polish foreign min
ister, told the Associated Press today.
It will be based not only on the
bolshevik danger to both countries,
but on their general common inter
ests, be said.
Conclusion of a Franco-Polish com
mercial accord is one of the principal
objects for the visit of Polish leaders,
he said.
When the question of a Franco-
Polish entente was first considered
and President Pilsudski planned his
trip to Paris, said the Intransigeant,
Japan Informed the French govern
ment it would be glad to take part in
conversations having for their object
(he negotiations of a convention that
the Poles might be called upon to
sign with France. Japan is declared
to have expressed the belief that a
lasting, peace with the bolsheviki was
impossible and that an understanding
with France would be the only
method by which Poland might .main
tain her role as a buffer state.
Charles G. Dawes. Mark Hanna's lieu-
onant in the first McKinley cam
paign, returned to his bank nere
pleased with his experience in Wash
A man had either to cry or swear.
aid he, "Charley Schwab did the
rving and Charley Dawes did the
I am footloose. Politicians are
led up and army officers are not in
much better condition, so I gave them
the 'other barrel."
"We have to forget politics and get
this nation down on a sound basis.
Forget Germans and hyphen and get
down to work production. I don't
say I talked too much In Washing
ton. but there is such a thing as talk
ing too much and I don't want to do
that now I am not a candidate for
any office, not even chief dog
LONDON,. Feb. 4. Roumanla has
been advised by the British govern
ment to enter peace negotiations with
soviet Russia, said a dispatch from
Moscow today. Great Britain, the
dispatch added, has offered Its serv
ices as mediator.
It was asserted Roumanla re
quested the'soviet government to send
4. (Special.) delegates to Riga to draw up a peace
It was said this afternoon in oiei-
cial circles here that there was no
truth in the report.
Would Encourage Mar-
of Big Crop.
Idaho Institution Defunct Due to
Fall in Wheat, it Is Said.
LEWISTON. Ida.. Feb. 4. (Spe
cial.) Word was received here today
of the closing of the State Bank of
Stites owing to depleted cash reserve.
The situation resulted through In
ability to realize on outstanding pa
per. It is said. The bank is small bu
had done a good business until the
decline In wheat prices made It im
possible for farmers to pay obllga
I. Ewing is president and F. E.
Leeper cashier of the defunct bank
the stockholders being local farmers
and business men.
This is the second bank failure In
this section within a month, the
Grangeville Savings & Trust company
having also been forced to close be
cause of inability to liquidate on out
standing notes. Kfforts are now be
ing made to reorganize the institu
tion, although this is difficult in view
of the serious financial condition of
farmers in this section.
Striate and Rouse Strerers Want
Appropriation Hastened.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. Need of
speeding up consideration of appro
priation bills so as to get all of them
through before March 4 was empha
sized tiway at a joint meeting of the
senate and house steering committees.
House members reported that all sup
ply measures would be enacted by
thjeir body possibly by the end of next
The house, after the meeting of the
committees, took steps to speed up its
legislative programme by agreeing to
meet daily next week at 11 A. M. In
stead of won. It was predicted night
sessions would be held shortly.
Machines of Oregon Institute of
Technology to Re Overhauled.
A new sort of practice work will
be given the students of Benson
Polytechnic school soon In the over
hauling of some of the lathes of the
Oregoa Institute of Technology. The
Orientals Charged With Being Be
hind Barred Doors.
The Chinatown squad of the police
bureau last night arested 82 orientals
and charged them with being found
behind barred doors. The first raid
was made at 283 V4 Everett street.
where 68 celestials were caught, ac
cording to police, playing fan-tan. To
make the arrest the police were
forced to batter their way through
concrete walls, stout doors and some
what effective restraining devices.
Another raid was that on an al
leged lottery game said to be con
ducted by Ah Way at 92 Second street.
where police arrested Ah Way and It
Frank Soo was taken Into custody
at 276 Taylor street, a number of lot
tery tickets and lottery paraphernalia
being found in his possession. -
. A few moments after these arrests
every oriental was furnished bail by
one Louie Chung, Chinatown mer
SALEM, Ore.. Feb. 5. Governor Ol-
cott today issued a proclamation
designation the week of February 14
to 19 as "prune week" to encourage
movement among growers to dis
pose of 22,000,000 pounds of prunes
which remain unsold.
To carry out the plan an organiza
tion known as the Oregon Prune
Campaign committee had been' formed
with headquarters at Portland. Grow
ers will ship direct to consumers
prunes In lots of a hundred pounds
or more at a price fixed at ten cents I
pound. The committee in charge
includes the following: James R
Linn, Fred A. Kurtz, E. W. Hazard,
Charles Kafield. Ben W. Olcott, Sam
A: Kozer, Percy Kelty, Phil Metcham,
George L. Baker, George Putnam,
Fred S. Bynon and William S. Wal
ton, of Portland are secretary and
treasurer respectively.
It costs more to fill it now
than it did a few years ago.
All themore reason it should
Refilled with real food
the kind that supplies the
greatest amount of body
building material at smallest
cost. Shredded Wheat
BiSCUit is all food. It is
100 per cent whole wheat
contains more real nutriment
than meat or eggs or po
tatoes and costs much less. ,
Two Biscuits with hot milk make a -warm,
nourishing meal and cost but a few cents,
Deliaous.wiih fruits and fruit juices.
Pacific Coast. Shredded Wheat CcC.OaWand.CaU
Committee to Probe Complaints Is
Appointed In Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 4. Two moves de
signed to prevent profiteering in rents
were taken today. The city council
passed a resolution creating a spe
cial bureau to investigate complaints
of tenants, and the Chicago Real Es
tate board created an arbitration com
mittee to handle disputes between
landlords and tenants. . ,
Landlords charging exorbitant rents
will be expelled from the board, it
was said.
Controversy Between Premier and
Minister of War Is Cause.
ATHENS, Feb. 4. The Greek cab
inet, formed November 18 last by
I'remier Rhallis, resigned late to
n'ght because of the controversy be
tween the premier and Minister of
War Gounar's.
The. controversy was In regard to
which one would head the Greek del
egation to the near east conferences
to be held in London late this month.
Eng-incer Knocked Unconscious and
Watchman Is Overpowered.
SANTA FE, N. M., Feb. 4. After
slipping away from the guards.
knocking the engineer unconscious
with a pick handle, smashing the
electric switch board with a sledge
hammer, putting the lighting system
out of commission and overpowering
watchman, four convicts in the
state penitentiary tonight scaled the
prison walls by means of a rope
They escaped.
Trade Reciprocity Urged.
NEW YORK, Feb. 4. Trade reci
procity with Canada was urged in
resolutions adopted here today at the
closing session of the joint conven
tion of the National Brick Manufac
turers' association and the Common
Brick Manufacturers' association.
Yonth Held for Theft.
William Anderson, 17, was lodged
in the county Jail last night after
being arrested by Inspectors Ferry :
and Abbott at 330 Second street. An
derson is charged with the theft of
clothina: valued at $50.
Theft of Car Alleged..
Michael P. Schaefer, said to have
confessed to the theft, January 4 last,
of an automobile belonging to A. D.
Emerson of 65 V4 North Fourteenth
street., was arrested last night by
Sergeants, Keegan and Goldstone
while driving the purloined car.
Schaefer is said to have stolen the
machine from its parking position on
Fourteenth street, between Columbia
and Jefferson streets.
rhone your want ads to The Ore-
gonian. Main 7070. Automatic 660-95.
Papers on Prisoner Sai! to Make
It Probable That Ben Lavinskl
of Portland Was Customer.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 4. (Spe
cial.) With, the arrest of Charles
Watson, or C. A. Walters as he is
also known, this afternoon in a speed
ing automobile, with ten quarts of
Scotch whisky in his possession, the
police believe that they have uncov
ered a whisky-running and bootleg
ging ring that has been supplying
Seattle and Portland with large ship
ments of Canadian liquor during the
last year.
Papers found In Watson's posses
sion indicated he did business unde
the name of Walters, and that he su
pervised whisky running between Se
attle and Vancouver, the police sa
Telegrams under a Portland date lin
indicated, it is declared, that he had
been connected with shipments of
liauor to Portland.
The telegrams were addressed to
Walters in care of the Dominion Im
porting company, Ltd., Vancouver, B
C. Watson had in his Possession sev
eral liquor price lists issued by tha
company. They were signed by Be
Lavinski of the Portland Elks' club,
the rjolice say.
Other arrests are expected to fol
low, the police say, as letters sent
from Seattle to Watson at Vancouver
told of arranging shipments and
specified whom to see regarding th
rendezvous where the liquor was to
be picked up by tne booze runners
where to get gunny sacks for packing
the liauor and other details. A list
of persons whom Watson was to call
on. ostensibly a list of retail boot
leggers and patrons, the police say,
was found 'n his effects.
nople dated Thursday said that in an
encounter at Zangouldak between the
French gunboat and the Turkish tug
Alemadar, one Frenchman was killed
and two wounded. The tug had fled
from Constantinople carrying arms
and ammunition for the followers of
Mustapha Kemal Pasha, the national
ist leader, and the gunboat -pursued it.
A later message, the dispatch added,
said that Mustapha Kemal refused to
hand over the Alemadar to Admiral
Dumesnil, although In responding to
the admiral's ultimatum, he expressed
a win inmpjM to send back the men
rpAnnnRitrle for the shooting of the!
1 r .
. The next time you start to plan a "square meal,"
Mrs. Housewife, remember this
Foods aren't all alike in value. "
It's quite easy to spend large sums on elaborate
menus, and not get half the nourishment from them
that you would from a meal of pure, wholesome
Bread deserves a more prominent place on your
table at every meal. .
Instead of including- bread somewhere in the
menu, why .not do as the Italians do
Start with bread? And then follow up a good thing
by eating plenty of it throughout the meal?
You Will find it is the foundation of every good bill
of fare.
Baker's Bread is Bread at its Best
ilways pure, tasty and nutritious.
One Frenchman Killed and Tw
Injured in Clash.
LONDON, Fob. 4. A dispatch to th
Kxohange Telegraph from Constant!
he most delicious and
popular form in which
corn was ever served
11 UA5 1111
Made by P0STUM CEREAL COMPANY, Inc., Battle Creek, Mich.
Exact Letter of Homestead Law Is
Set Aside by Decision.
SAV-SZ'jNCISCO, Feb. 4. Because
a young man who fought In France
had' not lived up to the exact letter
of the law in making a homestead
entry is no just reason to deprive
him of the land, was the opinion set
forth today by Register Sanford and
Receiver Reid of the United States
government land off'ce here.
The opinion dealt with the case of
John Connolly, whose entry on a
Livermore valley homestead was con
tested by John Felton because the
homesteader had not maintained resi
dence on the land.
Ex-Employes of Silk Company
Sought In Pennsylvania.
SCR AN TON, Pa., Feb. 4. Efforts
are being made to round up a num
ber of men. moat of'them ex-employes
of the Perry Silk - company.
who are said to have taken sufficient
machinery and raw silk from nine
plants operated by -the company in
this section to equip a complete mill
in an .old factory building here.
The mill was ready for operation
when discovered. The value of the
Btolen goods was placed at 250,000
Hoquiam Man Is Drowned.
HOQUTAM. Wash., Feb. 4. (Spe
cial.) George Hooper, 36 years of
age. Inadvertently stepping off the
dock at the Eureka Cedar Lumber &
Shingle company's plHnt here last
nieht, was drowned. His body was
Pulled from the water a half hour
later by co-workers. A pulmotor
was used immediately, but without
Pistols were first used by the cav
ilry of England about 1511.
mm m mmr
"TiUamook's where
this dandy Cheese comes from!"
How happy the mothers are when they know that little Johnnie
or Susan will give a delighted VO-oo-oh!" when the lunch box
is opened. And healttiy, growing appetites make the school
lunch a vital problem in most homes.
To have something tempting, that the kiddies will enjoy something
nutritious, with the proper food value, yet not heavy something delicious that is
easily digestible it is a problem. . '
Mothers, Tillamook cheese should make at least one or two sandwiches
an your kiddie's lunch box. It is rich In food valu, because five quarts of full-cream
milk go into the making of every pound. Its creauty, delicate flavor makes it a favorite
with all children. . '
Be sure to look for Tillamook on the rind if you want the best cheese.
, For sale by groa
. " the slice or m 6 and 14-pound sizes ' '
. -24 Cheeae-Kitchen owned and operated
co-operatively by tha Tillamook Uairymea
o-operatively by tha Tillamook Uairyinejl f
, The expert cheese tester ofTiHa- - JnTSTfp-i , in,., "' " ZtySlJL V
mook travels 15O0 miles amonth ip'iTApayarmt PA:'jirSZ-' Ja. fig
if machine, to visit Tillamook if SMWA'ia '
cheese-kitchens, making sure of ' V V SCS lUl'-
the auality of the cheese before it iW'i'wIW'i1 jr
is sent to fou as Tillamook. (g a
Quality Stores
Two Stores.
Southeast Corner First and Taylor
Between Second and Third
"Back to our old stand at
249 Yamhill Street."
Back to Normalcy with Grocery
Our Policy is Quality First and
Right Prices Always.
Sugar, pure cane, 13 lbs $1.00
Crisco, 3 lbs 570
Crisco, 6 lbs $1.1
Crisco, 9 lbs .$l.(itf
Bread, fresh, 2 loaves lor 120
M. J. B. Coffee, 1 lb 4;J0
M. J. B. Coffee, 3 lbs. .$1.2."
M. J. B. Coffee, 5 lhc $2.10
Butter, 1 lb .500
Eggs, dozen 430
Flour, Crown, Olympic, 49s.. $2.4!)
Milk, Carnation or Borden's; limit 5
to a customer, 5 for 490
Pineapple, Libby's sliced, 2is, 3
for 8S0
Corn, Del Monte, Maine, 5 cans 900
Royal Club Coffee, 1 lb.......4;J0
Royal Club Coffee, 3 lbs $1.20
Royal Club Coffee, 5 lbs.... $2.05
Peas, Del Monte, 5 cans 990 .
Fancy Head Rice, 10 lbs 900
California Small White Beans, 16
lbs. for 990
Italian Prunes, 6 lb3 500 '
Prince Albert, Velvet, Tuxedo.
package 150
Hundreds of other bargains always
on hand.
We check your parcels free at Stora
No. 1 Plenty of room to park autoa
nearby Stores open Saturday till
8:30 P. M.
Quality Stores
200-202 First, Corner Taylor. v .
219 YamhilL Bet. 2d and 3d, -J