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THE WEATHER jjjj
GOMPERS AND DELEGATION TO
GO TO WHITE HOUSE ON
PARDON ALL PERSONS SEN
TENCED FOR VIEWS ON WAR,
By Raymond Clapper
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
W A RHINdTflN. Anrll 4 nrernnlK
ed labor today renewed its plan for
release of political prisoners.
Samuel Gompers, head of the
American Federation of Labor, and
a delegation of labor officials called
at the White House and urged Presl- ,was down and out' ne extended a
dent Harding to pardon all persons ( helping hand. Those in sin were his
who were sentenced because of their j especial care. Some of the scriptural
views on the war. admonitions regarding our conduct
The most conspicuous of these Is toward others are: Be kind and ten
Eugene V. Debs, now in Atlanta der hearted, be forgiving even unto the
penitentiary, whose case is now un-jO times seventh time, avoid judg
der review by Attorney-General ment of others, put no stumbling
Daugherty. ' block in thy brother's way, be loving,
Another delegation, composed bear ye one another's sins."
largely of socialists, is to call at The pastor asked if we were follow
the White House on the same mis- ing the scriptural commands today,
sion, April 13. ! The church has failed to live up to
The labor delegation is restrict- the commission!
inc its appeal to those who aro serv if the churches had fulfilled their
ing sentences because of their opln-' mIsslon a8 and JesU8 chrlst urg.
ions regarding the war. The draft ed there would today be no iodKes
evaders and those convicted of ac
tivity designed to hinder the prose-
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JUUU I MIL
APPARATUS, FIRE-FIGHTERS AND
VOLUNTEERS HELPLESS BE
FORE HIGH WIND.
By United Press
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4.-Thir-teen
buildings were today destroyed
in the Tiburon fire, the worst in Mar
in county's history. The estimates of
loss are placed at $260,000.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4. Fire
starting shortly after midnight was
fanned by a heavy wind until early
today it had practically destroyed the
main portion of the town of Tiburon,
on San Francisco bay.
Fire departments from nearby plac
es were rushed to Tiburon during the
early morning hours and a berry boat
came to San Francisco for additional
apparatus and firemen. Scores vof cit
izens and residents of nearby towns
formed volunteer brigades but they I
were almost powerless before the
sweep of the flames.
The fire burned out wire connec
tions, cutting off telephone communi
cation. CHECKS LEAD TO
MAN HELD IN JAIL DUPED MANY
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 4 Secret service
aaea are bow following a "long, lefig
trail" of worthless checks and I. O.
Uj that winds to the cell of Everett
Harding, who posed as the presl
"Coasia" Everett was arrested (or
ebtalatag nosey while lmpersoaat-
IBS a govenuaeat official and is still .
Mag held because of his lasblllty to
put up 5,t boad. According to
the authorities, be taped maay poll
tie laas aad others by preaatalag gov
enuaeat Jobs. He said that be could
aaeare these beeause el his la
fiaeace aad relattoasbla to "Ceasla
REV, WALKER RAPS
CHURCH FAILS TO LIVE UP TO
LETTER OF "OTHERS'"
Excoriating those who gossip about
the misfortunes of persons who slip
and fall by the wayside, The Rev. Carl
C. Walker, of Christaln church, deliv
ered a strong sermon to the local.
Knights of Pythias assembled -in the
auditorium of the high school last
He chose for his text, "Others." The
Rev. Mr. Walker said in part: "The
, scriptures teach that it is not suffi
cient to live one's own life. One must
live for others. Abraham, that holy
man of God, was great because he liv
ed for others. Joseph, another man
of God, was great because when the
famine came, he fed others. Moses,
t00 wajj great becaufe he was a nelP
er, leading the Israelites out of bond
age. Jesus Christ lived for others and
he dled for others. To the fellow who
such as the Kn,ghts of pythla8 whlch
embody Christian principals as their
foundation. But the church failed and
is failing, Consequently men of vision,
whe-cannot-understand why lS4 Pro
testant movements should quibble
over theology and in part lose sight ;
of the plain commands of the Bible,
founded orders to aid mankind.
God's word says, "if he is hungry
feed him, if he is naked cloth him,
if he is ill, cure him, if he is in
trouble, support him."
The church hasn't been fulfilling
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TO GET OUT OF
WE8T HARTLAND'S LIGHT8 MIS
TAKEN FOR 8HORE LINE8
By United Press
Seattle Anrll 4. ResumDtion of the
inquiry to fix the blame for the sink- j
ing of the Governor, the finding of the ,
oody of Mrs. W. W. Washburn, Jr., j
and a statement by Quartermaster j
Lane of the West Hartland were the
standing high lights today in the sea 1
"Captain Alwen sighted the Gover
nor," 'Lane said. "He said 'I wonder
what that fellow's going to do?' Our i
whistle gave one blast and was ans
wered by three from the Governor, j
This meant that the Governor was
trying to get out of the way. I
"It only took a minute to reverse
our engines to full speed astern, but
by the time this had been accomplish
ed we struck the Governor a crash
that sent our prow far into her side. '
"The fact that the West Hartland's
steering gear was not of the best hnd
nothing whatever to do with the dis
Captain H. H. Mardon, pilot of the
Governor, who said that he mistook
the West Hartland's lights for shore
lights, also took the stand today.
FREEZE BADLY HURTS
ROGUE HIVER PEARS
By United Frew
MEDFORD, Ore., April 4 The en
tire Rogue River valley pear crop
was endangered today when the tem
perature declined steadily from 78
to 24 degrees. The danage Is est!
aaated as being Urge at the present
Ubm, with erehardisU fearta a kll
Ing frost tomorrow.
EOUR ARE DEAD
FORMER ROBBER KILLS TWO
POLICEMAN THEN COMMITS
4 SHOT, ONE DROWNED
GIRL DISAPPEARS FOLLOWING
SHOOTING BODY SOUGHT
By United Press
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., April 4
The police are today dragging the
river for the body of Helen Conway,
believed to have drowned herself fol
lowing a moonshine tragedy, costing
the lives of three persons yesterday.
William Riscau, ex-convict and
robber, companion of Miss Conway,
ran amuck when made mad by moon
shine whiskey, shot and killed J. M.
Zimmerman, and Paul Spencer, po
liceman, and seriously wounded
Frank Arndt, a restaurant man. He
then killed himself.
Following the tragedy, Miss Con
way disappeared, presumably jump
ing in the river.
PORTLAND MILK IS CUT
TO 11 CENT8 QUART
By United Press
PORTLAND, April 4 A cut in
milk prices to 11 cents a quart was
the opening gun fired today in a
fight between the Oregon dairymen's
league and the distributors, whom
dairymen allege have formed into a
uiun. -uccmvid n uau , .
"Tlie former price of milk .was IT
and 14 cents a quart According to
Manager Hall of the league, the pro
ducers will now offer the consumers
10,000 quarts of milk daily.
TO 83 CENTS
NO EXPORT MARKET DOMESTIC
MART IN STATE OF DEMOR
ALIZATION. With the world wheat market in
panicky condition, the best that Was
co county growers could obtain today
for their product, speaking generally,
was from 93 to 95 cents a bushel, wltn
prospects that the prices would do
cllne still further beforo the day was
The market is in a stato of demor
alization, and exporters for the pres
ent, are completely out of the market.
Everywhere the wheat market is de
clining, 'current reports lndlcute, and
the price is the lowest it has been In
One of the local mills made offers
to buy small lots Friday and Saturday
at 93 cents for wheat In bulk, and
97 cents for sacked wheat. This was
for No. 1 grade white wheat. There
were no takers at these offeclngs.
This mill today reported that it was
out of the market.
But other buyers for tho export
trade Saturday refused to offer any
thing, declaring that the exporters
were out of the market.
The mill that did want to buy has
some loadings coming up in Portland
immediately, and that was the only
reason it was in the market to buy,
It was said.
Week before last, a few farmers in
Wasco sold at 97 and 98 cents n
bushel. Those were the Inst salon re
ported. The situation in hard white, for
domestic use, is hardly any better.
Around Walla Walla and through
Sherman county, the net price for
this wheat Is hovering around fl a
bushel, but trade is nominal. The ten
tative offer of 97 cents for sacked
wheat in Watco county is hardly
worth quotation, as scarcely any
wheat ia this county Is sacked.
WHEN COUPE HITS
BIG TOURII CAR
TWO AUTOMOBILES CRASH AT
30 MILE8 THIRD CAR
ONE DRIVER FLEES
INJURED REMOVED TO HOSPIT
AL AFTER EARLY MORN
By United Press
PORTLAND, April 4 Three men
are in local hospitals and three auto
mobiles are wrecked as a result of a
spectacular smash in the down-town
section hero early today.
T. J. McCord, San Francisco sales
man, glass driven into head.
D. W. Bowes, local realty operator,
may lose an eye.
IE. W. Cowell, garageman, badly
cut and bruised.
The coupe in which McCord, 'Bowes
and Cowell were riding collided with
a big touring car driven by an uniden
tified man. The touring car careened
off and wrecked a third machine,
driven by W. D. Knapp. The driver of
the big car then abandoned his ma
chine and escaped.
Witnesses said that the first two
machines to crash were each travel
ing at about 30 miles an hour.
FLURRIES OF SNOW
-By United. Press. ."
PORTLAND, April 4.1-;Warm 'sun
shine greeted Portland again today, af
ter a sudden drop in temperature yes
terday which occasioned snow flurries
LOW TEMPERATURES ATTENDED
BY HIGH WINDS, SAVING
The foolish peach bud and tho apri
cot blossom are safe, orchardlsts re
port today, despite tho freeze occur
ring early today. Tho thermometer
went to a minimum of 30 degiues
Sunday morning, and in places this
morning un extreme low temperature
of 28 degrees was reported. Orchard
ints said, the coldest period of the
present snap was in the hours Just
before sunriso today. The tempera
ture went to 28 degrees for a short
period. As In the present instance,
however, the low temperatures were
attended by high winds which kept
the frost from settling,
Only pouches and apricots are In
blossom ut present. Orchurdlsts who
examined the blossoming trees to
day at the request of The Chronicle,
reported unanimously that there was
no trace of any frost blight.
GRIEF OVER DEATH OF
WIFE KILLS AGED MAN
By United Press
DENVER, April 4 Grief, over tho
loss of his 97-year-old wife, toduy
caused the death of Camlllo Tate,
103, Denver's oldest resident. Tate's
wife died Thursday. They had been
married C7 years.
PRAY TOBACCO OUT OF
EXISTENCE IS URGE
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 4. Miss Bertha
Bowman, "Lady Anti-Nicotine," todav
called on 500,000 members of the
Women's Christian Temperance Un
ion to pruy tobacco out of existence
"It took forty years of prayer to
bury John Barleycorn," she sal I.
"Now we are praying that tobacco
will be placed in the grave next to
REASON SNAPPED BY
IRISH QUESTION, POLITICAL AND
ECONOMIC, NOT RELIGIOUS,
Illustrative of the British reign of
terror which grips Ireland, Thomas
Gannon, nn Ulsterman, world trav
eler and merchant, now resident of
New York City, told a large crowd
in the Elk's temple last night that
four hours of burning and shooting
by Black and Tan police had utterly
snapped the mind of his aged
Mrs. Gannon, who Is 83 years old
was visiting a cousin at Granard,
Ireland, when the English police de
scended upon the town. Houses were
fired, and citizens fleeing from out
rages were shot down in cold blood.
For four hours the aged Mrs. Gan
non lay concealed under a bed while
bullets whizzed over her and about
In the early morning she crawled
out and went downstairs. She drew
back aghast at the foot of the fllgul.
The bullet riddled body of her cous
in lay upon the floor.
"Tho Irish trouble Is fomented by
England and every outrage conceiv
able 1b committed by English troops
to intimidate and impoverish the
Irish race," said the speaker.
Mr. Gannon declared that the mat
ter of religion did not enter into
the so-called revolt. This is but an
issue injected by England to hide
the true sityation. The affair is po
litical and economic in its aspects,
To those who sny the situation is
brought about by religious defer
ences it might be enlightening to
show them that 30 per cent of
Protestant Ulster dwellers are Sinn
Felnors, tho speaker said. This indi
cates that religious lines are not
drawn and that the. fight is not a re
But it is economic and political.
Ireland hus 3100 miles of railroad
owned by 29 companies, Gannon said.
Freight on n shipment of Hood 'River
apples from Londonderry, Ireland, to
Glasgow, Scotland, was three and one
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WIN FROM DUFUR
DESPITE THE HIGH WIND, TEAM
MAKES AVERAGE OF
Breaking 347 out of COO clay pig'
eons shot at, for a percentage of G9.4,
a trap team representing The Dalles
Rod and Gun club yostorday defeated
tho Dufur Rod and Gun club toam in n
contest at tho Dufur club grounds.
The Dufur team broke 278 birds out
of 500 shot at, for a porcontago of
Good shooting was made difficult
by tho high wind which blow durlnu
tho entire- iiftornoon. The pigeons
would leave tho trap, sail through tho
air for a short distance and then sud
denly talso an unexpected twist or
turn as a suddon gust of wind would
Tho following persons participatad
In tho shoot, turning In the following
Dufur Rod and Gun club team,
Shot At Hit P.C
Hillgen 50 29 58
C. Evans 50 30 CO
B. Evans 50 30 CO
abort 50 22 44
Ingels 50 30 CO
ochribor 50 34 C3
. 8w(itt-m-.T...50 24 48
Beck ....50 . 26 52
Drown CO 28 50
Frazler 50 25 50
The Dalles Rod and Gun club team,
Shot At Hit P.C.
Staples 50 3G 72
Thompson 50 30 CO
Hedges 50 39 78
Dr, F. Thompson ..50 20 52
Dr. Reuter 50 23 40
Manning 50 36 72
Ingram 50 39 78
Vogel , 50 39 78
Hchanno 60 39 78
Htoneman ...,..,,50 40 80
1,200,000 COAL MINERS OUT MAY
LABOR AFTER CONTROL
LABOR SEEKS TO SEIZE GOVERN.
MENT, FOUND SOCIALISTIC
By Ed L. Keen
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
LONDON, April 4. Great Britain
today faced the greatest crisis since
the call for the first hundred thou
sand in 1914.
With 1,200,000 coal miners nlrendy
on strike and Industry lnt general al
ready suffering from a shortage of
fuel, week-end meetings of the min
ers' allies show a decided trend to
ward sympathetic strikes.
Regarded as moro significant than
a mere strike, labor's gesture was
looked upon as n threat to force a
general election on tho country and.
if possible, seize control of the gov
Government officials believed the
activity portended an attempt to im
pose great socialistic experiments
upon the country.
The cabinet met early today before
the emergency session of parliament
Government officers prepared for
the debate on strike conditions which
waB sure to come up today. The gov
ernment plans for combatting., the
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OF WHEAT SIGNED
LOCAL FARMER8 JOIN STATE CO
OPERATIVE WHEAT MARKET.
Moro than 190,000 hushelB of wheat,
to be marketed through tho Oregon
Cooperative Grain Growers' associa
tion, huvo already been signed up ,jy
that organization in Wasco county,
it was brought out at a meeting of tho
association hoard of directors held In
Tho Dalles office today.
Tho following di rue tors woro pres
ent at the meeting: A. R. iShumway
of Milton, A. V. Swift of Baker, Her
bert Oldui and Howard Anderson of
Hoppner, Fred Welso of Condon, WhJ.
S. Powell of Moro and Charlos Hurth
of Tho Dalios.
Work of signing up wheat Is pro
gressing rapidly In the county, Ed
ward L. Ludwlck, organization direc
tor, told the assembled directors, in
tho Maupln district alone a total of
17 contracts woro slgnud up during
tho last week, ,whllo tho Dufur dis
trict is now represented by 29 con
tracts, Tho campaign of tho state asso
ciation is for 7,500,000 bushels in tho
stato beforo July 1. Of this amount,
2,151,425 bushels have alieady boon
DRY AGENTS TO BE
TRIED FOR MURDER
MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE8 RE
SULT FROM SHOOTING OF
By United Press
SEATTLE, April 4 Prohibition En
forcement Chief John Montgomery
and Agent William West, will go on
trial In tho United 8tntes district
court at Spokane tomorrow, charged
with manslaughter. Tho charge grew
out of tho death of Ernest C. Emily,
a young lyncher, who was shot waea
he nttenipted to escape after being
stopped on suspicion of bootlegging.
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