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5TIIE MORNING OREGOXIANY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1922 "
DEFENSE OPENS UP
Trouble Blamed on Acts of
WILD SHOTS KILL STOCK
Armed Men in Employ of Com
pany Said to Have Interfered
With Peaceful Folk.
MARION, 111., Dec. 2:. (By the
Associated Press.) The killing of
the first of the union miners slain
during: the riots was described to
day by Edward Crenshaw, one of
the first witnesses for the defense
at the trial of five men charged
with murder in connection with the
slaying- of 20 non-union workers
during the outbreaks.
The defense began introducing the
evidence at the opening of the
morning session after formal mo
tions asking that aH the evidence
Introduced by the state be excluded
and that the court direct a verdict
of not guilty had been overruled
by Judge D. T; Hartwell.
A number of the first witnesses
called testified that the ' territory
surrounding the mine was peaceful
and quiet until after union workers
had been discharged and non-union
and armed guards sent into the pit
by the coal company.
Overt Act ClmrKed.
Several witnesses testified that the
guards had gone up and down the
public highway near the mine in
a motor truck, each one carrying
two pistols and a rifle, that they
held up and searched peaceful trav
elers, shouted at women and warned
everyone to stay off the road after
Other witnesses told of hiding in
their cellars when the shooting be
gan at the mine between 1:30 and
2 P. M. the afternoon of June 21
and of having their stock killed by
shots from the mine.
It was during this shooting that
Edward Crenshaw, who testified
that he was an ex-union miner, and
had lived a half mile from the Les
ter mine all of his life, said he saw
the shooting of Jardy Henderson,
the first union man killed.
Vnarmed Mnn Killed.
Crenshaw saidi he was standing
in front of his home when he saw
Henderson, who was unarmed. Bul
lets began to come from the direc
tion of the mine.
"Did you see anyone shot?"
"Yes; they said h.is name was
Henderson, and .he fell about 100
yards from my house. He must
have been killed instantly."
The cross-examination of Mr.
Crenshaw was postponed until tomorrow.
DANCE HALLS TARGET
Bill to Curb Country Affairs to Be
Prepared In Washington.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec, 22.
(Special.) A bill to curb the coun
try dance halls is being pushed by
the Washington State Association
of Prosecuting Attorneys, who will
meet in Seattle December 28 to
prepare several measures for pres
entation to the next session of the
legislature. Notice of the meeting
has been received here by Prosecut
ing Attorney Hall.
The county authorities have
sought means of closing up several
dance halls near here where the
dances are often mixed with free-for-all
fights. Under the present
law they must be declared a public
nuisance before they can be closed,
and a long and difficult process is
TYPHOID IS0II INCREASE
Death Kate Rises During Year
In Most of States.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 22.
The typhoid death rate increased
from 7.8 per 100,000 of population In
1920 to 9 in 1921 in the death reg
istration area, which comprises 34
states and 82 per cent of the popu
lation of the United States, the cen
sus bureau announced today. The
number of deaths reported from
this cause totaled more than 8000.
The ,states which reported de
clines In 1921 were California, Con
necticut, Maine, Michigan, Montana,
New Hampshire, North Carolina,
Vermont and Washington.
BIG GEM ISJW AMERICA
I'lorentinian Diamond Reported
to Be in United States.
Chlcago Tribune Foreign News Service.)
PARIS, Dec. 22. The Florentinian
diamond, the largest solitaire in the
collection of the Austrian crown
jewels, sold by the late Emperor
Charles just before his death to an
American purchaser, is now In
The historical etone was lost by
Charles the Brave during a battle
in. 1476. It passed Into the hands of
the Medici family but was returned
to Austria by Francis Lorraine. It
Is the. fourth largest diamond in the
world. It is impossible- to- trace the
name of the 'buyer here.
PRESIDING JURIST AT HERRIX MURDER TRIAL.
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JUDGE D. T. HARTWELL.
FORD SCHEME E1SAHTIG
GREAT INDCSTRIAJL PROJECT
PLANNED FOR WORKERS.
Chicago Plant to Cost $6,000,000
Forerunner of More Factories
to Provide Employment.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 22. (By
the Associated Press.) Henry
Ford's decision to construct a $6,000,
000 plant near Chicago for the build
ing of automobile bodies and as
sembling of automobiles is only a
step- in a gigantic programme of
the Ford Motor company "that will
rank as one of the greatest indus
trial developments the world ever
has seen," It was stated at the Ford
company's offices here today by per
sons in authority.
"As long as Mr. Ford lives," It
was said, "this expansion pro
gramme is to go on. The funda
mental id.ea of the whole scheme is
to create more jobs. As long as
there is possibility of putting more
men at work, the Ford policy will
be to build more plants."
It was pointed! out that other de
velopment projects have been un
dertaken recently by the Ford com
pany, including the start of a great
industrial plant at New Orleans, a
contemplated unit at St. Louis and
waterpower development at St. Paul.
Asked how far the Fori develop
ment programme might go, persons
in authority at the company offices
"Mr. Ford himself does not even
know. He does feel, however, that
as fast as he makes money he- is
morally bound to put that money
back into business, to provide more
families with incomes and to en
hance the prosperity of the entire
country. The Ford development will
go on just as long as business con
ditions make it possible."
The Chicago project, as announced
last night, includes the erection on
a 70-acre tract at Hegewisch, on
the Calumet river and Nickel Plate
railroad, of a four-unit plant, each
unit of which will cost $1,500,000.
Sixteen thousand men will be-employed
at the start.
AUTO LOST IN RIVER
Car Laden With Liquor Breaks
Through Ice and Is Lost.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
MONTREAL Dec. 22. In the dark
hours of Wednesday night an auto
mobile laden with liquor, believed to
be owned by American bootleggers,
crashed through the ice and went to
the bottom, while attempting to
cross the river at Saint Anne de
Bellevue, Despite the darkness, the
accident was seen by several people
who said two men sprang from the
car and fled when the ice cracked.
It was feared that others might
have drowned in the submerged car
for which police began fishing, in 20
feet of water. Less than a week
ago a mysterious automobile, with
four passengers broke through the
ice into deep water at Sorel, drown
ing the occupants.
Spokane Grocer Suicide.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 22. Al
bert Denham, 54, treasurer and
general manager of a wholesale
grocery firm of thia city, was found
in his apartment yesterday, dead
from bullet wounds. Ths coroner
declared It a suicide and said no
inquest would be held. Mr. Benham,
who was divorced 15 years ago, was
made defendant last summer in a
$50,000 breach of promise suit.
OF NAVIES IS URGED
Discussion in Senate Lasts
for Several Hours.
BORAH FEARS NEW RACE
Phone your want ads to The Ore
goniain. All its readers are inter
ested in the classified columns.
Contest for Supremacy of Seas
. Declared Imminent by Sen
ator From Idaho.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 22.
Extension . of naval disarmament
among world powers was discussed
in the senate for several hours to
day, but without action and a vir
tual adjournment was taken over
Christmas. A brief session will be
held tomorrow under a "gentlemen's
agreement" reached yesterday to
meet and adjourn until Wednesday.
The calling of an international
conference to curtail construction
of naval vessels of less' than 10,000
tons and aircraft not covered by
the Washington armament confer
ence agreement was urged by Sen
ator Borah, republican, Idaho. He
deferred discussion, however, of his
amendment to the naval appropria
tion bill, requesting the president
to call an international conference
to deal with economic problems and
with land and sea armaments.
Senator Borah, declaring a new
naval building race appeared im
minent, cited the heavy expenditures
and taxes of thia and other coun
tries and ueplored any increase
through construction of armaments.
Senator Poindexter, republican,
Washington, in charge of the naval
bill, which was giverf temporary
right of way over the administra
tion shipping bill, declared the pro
vision in the bill, as passed by tje'
house, proposing a conference on
limitation of small vessels and air
craft was designed to correct the
conditions emphasized by Senator
Borah. He agreed that competition
was reported between naval powers
in armaments not covered by the
recent arms conference naval lim
itation treaty. .
Senators Poindexter and Stanley,
democrat, Kentucky, declared sub
stantial tax reductions would not
be brought about even by abolish
ing the navy. Senator Stanley said
the insistent demand for lower taxes
might be met in part by abolishing
useless government commissions
and boards. Among these, he said,
w-as the raifway labor board, which
he describes as "a political eunuch"
without power to enforce its de
cisions. Senator Borah in his address
called attention to the American
tax load. He said other nations
were infinitely worse off and that
the world debt was $250,000,000,000.
"If there is any possible way to
avoid adding to that burden," said
Senator Borah, "every effort ought
to be mad to do so."
Although Senator Borah deferred
discussion of his amendment re
questing the president to call a
world economic conference, he
moved to prevent its being beaten
by a point of order said to be
planned by its opponents. He intro
duced a motion to suspend the. rules,
requiring a two-third vote, to
make the economic conference
amendment in order when it is
reached. - J
POINCARE URGES APPROVAL
appearing before the foreign af
fairs commission of the chamber
of deputies today, insisted that the
Washington naval agreements
should be ratified at the earliest
possible date. The premier was
seconded in this stand by former
The premier insisted especially
upon ratification of the Washing
ton accords concerning the Paeific
ocean, which, perhaps, he said, "will
not please Japan, but will place us
in a superior position in our rela
tions with the United States."
The government's viewpoint, as
expressed by M. Poincare,- found a
stern opponent in M. Guernier, who
declared France has been put in
the same position as Italy by the
Washington accords, so far as naval
armaments were concerned.
"We must have more ships than
Italy," he argued, "because we have
njore colonies and longer sea
boards." The commission decided to refer
the matter to a sub-commission,
which will report back immediately
after the New Year's recess. M.
Guernier explained to the Asso
ciated Press, however, that there
was little chance of the Washing
ton naval agreements coming be
fore the chamber for open discus
sion before the 15th of January,
"as we have other Important mat
ters - to attend to, including the
budget." - ,
SMOKING IN BED FATAL
Logger Sets Mattress Afire and
Smothers in Hotel Room.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Dec. 22. (Spe
cial.) Believed to have been lying
in bed in a drunken stupor, Abraham
Sidback, 44, logger on the harbor
for 15 years, was smothered early
this morning by smoke from the
mattress burning underneath him
in his room In the Scandia hotel.
Indications were that he had been
drinking and gone to bed with a
cigarette in his hand. His left side
was burned severely from his face
to his foot. Andrew Elmgreen, pro
prietor of the hotel, was attracted
to the room by the smoke pouring
into the halL . Two empty bottles
and one containing some moon
shine were on the dresser. The room
was not damaged greatly.
Merry Xmas from Edlef sen's. Adv.
Ratification of Naval Agreements
Urged Before Deputies.
PARIS, Dec. 22.(By the Asso-
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TURK UPSETS LAUSANNE
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antee that the safety and neutral
ity of Turkey will not be jeopard
ized and that there be no aggres
sion against Constantinople.
A motion by the allies to permit
representatives of the Armenians to
appear before the conference eub
committee on minorities and set
forth their desires was opposed by
the Turkish' delegation and it was
eventually arranged that the Ar
menians should state their case be
fore the allied delegates without the
Turks. The latter said they could
not oppose this.
The Armenians particularly de
sire to explain the urgent need for
the establishment of an Armenian
national home in Turkey, the pro
ject which the Turks have up to
the present steadfastly rejected.
"yokel" In Training School.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 22. (Special.)
Herbert West, arrested in Portland
recently for a series of holdupsj
was orougnt to tne Doys' training
school here last night. He was re
leased from the institution on pa
role last August Rhody Beer, sus
pected of being an accomplice of
West, also has been committed to
.the training school. v
H)earto tlie deart of every woman
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