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THE DALLES, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 6, 1921
GREAT BRITAIN IS
ARMED CAMP TO
RAILWAY MEN AND TRAN8PORT
WORKERS PLEDGED SUP.
PORT TO MINERS.
TROOPS ON GUARD
SPORADIC VIOLENCE REPORTED
FROM MINING REGIONS
MOBS FIGHT POLICE.
By Ed (.; Keen
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
LONDON, April 6 Great Britain
went on a war basts today to fight
an industrial revolution, growing out
of the coal strike.
Kauwaymen ana transport worn-,
ers, the latter pledged to their ut-
Railwaymen and transport work
most to help the coal men, were to
decide on united action to win a
victory for the miners.
A victory here would mean saving
their own wage scales a little later,
Aristocrats in the most exclusive
sections of London awoke today to
sections oi Lonaon awoKe toaay to
the bugle's reveille. During tne nignt-
huge todies of troop, moved Into
p;.rk" prepared to mount guard over
Kensington Gardens became an
armed camp overnight. Three thou
sand guardsmen pitched their tents
on the sward and threw out their
guard lines. The gardens later will
become a great food storehouse,
darrstrle werT filled with"" OWlng T
day. The streets were tuiea witn sets Qf fi Bubmlttea by lo.
troops on the march and with indiv- tiba arcnltoct8 wlu be
idual ?pdlers preparing, to join their ugMy goae ,tatothetnio3t suit-
"outfits." t i ' " I able adopted and construction work
There was a great deal of mystery on audltorlum wIU 8tart
regarding some of the troop move- ; Tne Best am sister
inems. Tne appearance oi wnote cum-.
pastes at railway stations iea 10 ice
belief that great numbers already
have been dispatched to danger
points in the mining district and in
Thus far, neither sailors nor sol
diers have been asked to take over
the work of the strikers.
Sporadic violence was reported
from the mining regions. In Cowden
beath, Fyfeshire, a great mob fought
with police guarding one pit. A
mine manager who was attempting
to prevent the flooding of the mine
was severely beaten.
Policemen rescued the manager,
but the mob continued to grow. A
red flag was run up and for a time
the police were threatened seriously.
LONDON, April 6. Striking Brit
ish coal minerB this. afternoon agreed
to the government's proposition that
they again meet mine owners in an ef
fort to end the industrial war.
The proposal for them to negotiate
directly with the colliers was made
(Continued on Pure 8.)
WIFE'S AIM TRUE;
MAN ASKS DIVORCE
KELLER AVERS WIFE HAS ABIL
ITY TO THROW HEAVY
Because of the great danger of
bodily injury in which ho constantly
lived, dut to his wife's ability
to throw heavy objects in his direc
tion when she became provoked, Al
bert J. Keller this morning filed suit
la the circuit court for a divorce
and "any other relief which the court
may find justifiable."
In the complaint, Keller alleges
that hit wife, Grace Keller, would fly
tato a rago at the slightest provoca
tion and "would curso and swear aBa
apply to him all manner and means
curse worda and vile epitheU."
fact, he complains, it is only by
hla "quick judgneat la grabbing her
bands and stepplBg her from further
actio" that he was able to save
himself from "great bodily injur'-"
Jb asks the custody of a minor
TO BE SOLD
TENTATIVE PLANS ARE GONE
OVER BY OFFICIAL COM.
Tentative plans for the new $125,
000 municipal auditorium to be con
structed in The Dalles in the near
future, were gone over last night by
members of the auditorium plans com
mittee, meeting with E, F. Van
Schoick, chamber of commerce sec
retary and Captain T. G. Cook, Conv
munlty Service athletic director at
present working in The Dalles.
The committee exhibited plans
callinK for the construction of ' a
building with faced brick, 100 by 150
feet long, which could be construct
ed for $114,000, the sum left after
deducting the $11,000 paid for the
auditorium site, corner Third, anc.
Federal streets. j
According to me lemauve ymua,
the chamber of commerce will have
its office in the new auditorium, and
will probably act as the custodian
- The theater wn, be
seat 14Q0 uh
arranged to seat 1400 persons, rlth
a stage large enough to care for the
best of the road shows obtainable.
A community room, where all mass
meetings will be held, is included in
the floor plan, together with a room
for the American Legion headquar
ters. A kitchen will De piaceu uu
" . . "
vart nt thn second floor will be
used as a gallery for The means.
Another part will house the commun
ity ballroom, complete with a hard
wood ball bearing, spring floor and
considerably larger than any other
I hall In the city
I - t 1 J .UUtn tliA Mart
KOnUS Will Da HU1U WHUiu vuc
DAWES IMS IIP
WOUNDED SOLDIER8 AWAIT AID;
WHY WASTE TIME,
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 6 General
"Hell and Mariah" Dawes has brok
en all investigation speed records.
Ah chairman of President Hard
ing's special commission to probe the
treatment of 10,000 wounded veter
ans now in poorhouses and asylums,
he has jammed through in two days
work which ordlnarly takes up at
least two weeks.
"My God, what's the use of wast
ing time?" Baid Dawes. "We had
something to do. Wounded soldiers
were waiting. Why not shoot and get
Thn committee renort was filed to
day, with recommendations.
The Beit Big Sitter
BORN AND DESERTED, BABY
ADOPTED WITHIN 24 HOURS
By United Press
PORTLAND. Or., April 6 Born,
deserted, adopted all within twenty
four hours young John Doe, Jr.,
lies In his cradle In a wealthy Port
land home today crowing a bit and
considering the hectic experiences of
his early life.
The derelict baby boy, less than a
day old, was left on the doorstep of
a nursery at 10 o'clock last night.
Before morning a home had been
found for him by Mrs, Elizabeth R.
Jehu, the matron.
The Best Bio, Sitter
CYCLONE TEARS SEVERAL
HOUSES FROM FOUNDATIONS
By United Press
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 6.
Reports reached here today that a cy
clone at Clarendon, Texae, had torn
eeveral houses from their foundations.
All telephone and telegraph clreuite
In that section were carried out by a
eterm and It was Impossible to learn
from here whether there had been
lose of life, er the extent of damage
from the twister.
Wfflftf 5 HIGHWAY
ROUTE OF THE DALLES-CALIFORNIA ROAD OFFICIALLY DESIG
NATED FROM CITY TO DUFUR, TYGH VALLEY, ACROSS
DESCHUTES RIVER TO CRITERION, TO MADRAS.
Definite location of The Dalles
California highway, which has long
been a bone of contention between
residents of Sherman and Wasco
counties, this morning became an es
tablished fact when tho State Hlgh-f
way commission, nieellng at Port
land with the Wasco and Sherman
County courts and delegations of
representative citizens, decided "upon
a route leading from The Dalles,
through Dufur, Tygh Valley, across
the Deschutes river near Maupln',
skirting the .river to, Criterion and
thence southwest to Madras.
The new route will eliminate Ante
lope and Shaniko, saving about 20
miles in distance. These cities will
be compensated, however, by the
construction of traversing highways,
connecting them directly with tho
. . -!
Sherman county Dccame a iacior
in the location of The Dalles-Calitop
nla highway when the county court
and representative citizens from
that county appeared before the
State Highway commission and ask
ed that the new highway follow the
route of the Columbia River high
way to Biggs, and thenco up the De
schutes river and on to the Cali
fornia line. Sherman county, to prove
the sincerity of this offer, at once
got busy and voted approximately
$250,000 in bpnds, which sum was
offered., to tthe HlghwaycommlslifiSn
for use on the .new read, provided
that it was located through Sher
The original location of The Dalles
California highway, as fixed by the
legislature, designated the road
through Antelope and Shaniko, a
distance of more than 20 miles out
of the way. Claiming that their
hands were tied by this and similar
legislative restrictions, the hlriiway
commission appeared before the last
session of the legislature and asked
that the commission be given the
power to change this r.nd any other
legislative highway locations whlct
might be found necessary In the in
terefctes of the state.
This request was granted by the
legislature, thus giving Sherman
county road boosters new ammuni
tion with, which to fight for a high
way through their county.
No promises were made by the
Highway commission, however. It
490 MEMBER8 JOIN REVITALIZED
VAN SCHOICK SAYS.
The Dalles-Wasco County Chamber
of Commerce membership campaign,
put on under tho direction of 13. F.
Van Schoick, chamber secretary, Iuib
resulted in a budget fund of $7,900
and a membership of 490 pereons,
Van Schoick told the board of di
rectors at the regular weekly meet
ing last night. The campaign Is still
on, with a number of county dis
tricts promising additional members
and budget subscriptions. Van
Schoick expluined that the cost or
conducting the campaign was around
$256, not counting approximately
$100 spent for postage stamps.
The directors decided to wait until
after today's chamber of commerce
election and allow the new board of
directors to cope with the automo
bile camp site problem. It was or
dered, however, that H. E. Burdet.
landscape architect, draw complete
plans for the laying out of the auto
camp site west of the city, for which
ho will be paid I2SB.
" i i...
sat tight and awaited developments.
Realizing that Wasco county must
get busy or tho road might bo lost,
County Judge J. T. Adkisson imme
diately started propaganda in favor
of an $800,000 bond issue; this mon
ey to be offered to the Highway
commission for use on The Dalles
California highway providing! that
the entire sum was matched by the
Btate and the highway located in
Upon placing this proposal before
the commission, the various members
assured Judge Adkisson that the
Wasco county offer was "fine," but
.'.i'-ed tlmo to make a personal in
spection of both routes before mak
ing a final decision.
Last week, Commissioners Booth,
ieon and Garratt were In The Dalles
where thoy conferred with the county
ourt and a number of local business
men at a luncheon at Hotel Dalles
The commission was still unwilling to
give a final decision, however, leav
ing Immediately after the luncheon
for Sherman county, where It in
spected the entire route of the propos
ed highways. The Wasco county court
accompanied the commission on this
Yesterday Judge Adkisson was no
tified by the commission that it in
tended to make its final decision to
day, and he was asked to come to
Portland, together with a number of
local business men, In order that Was
co county might be represented nt the
Highway commission meeting. L. Br
num. Hallie S. Pice, Edward C. Pease,
George C. Blakeley, W. A. Johnston
and Wilbur Bolton accompanied tho
county court to Portland to attend
According to advices from Port
land, the decision of the highway
commission favoring Wasco county is
contingent upon this county's voting
a sufficient sum in bonds to pay half
of the cost of constructing the road.
Antelope and Shaniko will havo con
necting roads tupping The Dalles-California
highway. A connecting high
way will be built through Sherman
The next move In the highway mat
ter by Wasco county probably will be
the calling of a special election by thn
county court, In which (he people will
be asked to vote the bonds neceBsnrv
If half of the cost of constructing tho
road Is paid by the county.
MEASURE TO COME UP FOR DE.
CISION OF VOTERS,
The largest gatharing of ex-service
men brought together in many
months answered tho call of The
Dalles post of the American Legion
mst night in the counfy court roam
,'cr n disent-Hlon of the state bonus
law, to bo voted upon at the special
election, June 7.
Francis V. Galloway, district at
tornoy, Informally discussed the bill,
which bus already been passed by
the legislature. The bond constitu
tional amendment to finance the
measure, now comes up for decision
by the people In referendum.
Dr. Thompson Coberth, comman
der of the Legion post, presided, und
following the discussion, asked if
any one attending opposed the meas
ure, There were no arguments
against it, and on the other hand,
the ex-service men agreed unani
mously' to do everything to gain sup
port for the bill before election day.
Further meetings of service men
are to be hold, and 'a budget will be
raised here to aid in the state campaign.
TO JAIL, PINED
SHERIFF BLUFFS WAY TO BASE
' ME NT, WHISKEY AND COP
If Sheriff Levi Chrlsman had hap
pened to have n cold yesterday, L.
W. Belland, prominent in the Dufur
district, would still be at liberty and
the county jail would be minus one
Inmate. Chrlsman's olfactory nerves
were in perfect condition However,
and thereby hangs -this tale.
Working upon a tip that a su
perior grade of moonshine whiskey
was being made on a ranch near
Dufur, Chrlsman, Chief of Police
Frank Heater and Deputy Sheriff
Arch Boule of Dufur yesterday after
noon drove to the ranch in question,
all prepared for a raid. Belland was
the only person on the premises and
he denied all knowledge of a still
in operation on tbe place. In fact,
he intimated, his feeling were con
siderably hurt by the police officers
even suggesting that he would be
guilty of such n practice as the
manufacture of moonshine whiskey.
Chrlsman was not convinced, how
ever. From somewnero, iaini, linger
ing, tantalizing, an odor of distilling
moonshine was coming. Chrlsman
sniffed. Again he- caught the odor,
and thlf time h was certain. Some -
where on the place or In the house.
a still was concealed.
And so the officers started search-
ing, always followed by the sad eyes
of Belland, whoso every movement i
seemed to say: "I told you there Isn't I
any booze nere. xou aon i ueuevu
nw, so find It If you can."
A three hours search and still no
still. The police wore baffled.
At this juncture, Chrlsman hit up
on a happy idea. He would stage
a bluff, as a last resort.
Calling Belland, ho accordingly told
him that ho had decided to make a
(Continued on Page 8.)
THREE BIG QUE8TIONS MUST
BE SET n.ED BY SEC
RETARY. By United Press
WASHINGTON, April, C President
Harding having definitely turned his
back on the treaty of Versailles and
the loaguo of nations covenant, Sec-1
retary of State Hughes today faces j
whut will nmliiililv tin thn Htiffest dill-
. . ,. , . , ,.,,. told the throe negroes that ho wa
jomatlc fight in history. .i
, .. . ,. . , taking them to the station when they
In threo oi-r Questions now hi con- '
troversy the United States and the "t" 011 ho l,o:Uh rldu- MunnlnS
allies, there Is expected to bo an;knew. 110 , two or threo days In
i u, i.nm,,ii..n utiffnni., nr tho advunco that tho threo wero to bo
nlmoHt immed ato stiffening of the
opposition to American claims. Tho
First, tho Japanese mandate over
Yap, an Important cable point In
the Pacific ocean.
Second, tho San Romo agreement
between Franco and Groat Britain
for tho division of tho Mesopotamia
Third, an eaultahlo division of the
former German cables.
The Beit Bio Sister
CHICAGO IS DRINKING
REAL BEER WITH KICK
Hv United Ppihs.
CHICAGO, April C- Chicago is
drinking real boor today.
M Tho prehistoric bovorugo flow-
od In golden, frothy stromas
ovor Uio uarH oi mum in mo iu-
rormed saloons, with thirsty per-
- HnnH (irlnklnK lone and deep.
y Chicago: ni of tho malt Hpeclos I
worn "IooiiIiie: tilt) loop" iroiu
ono cafo to another, lining up at
lho burs threo deep,
Prohibition officers duclured
that thoy nro doing their best to
stop tho beer deluge, but that the
places to watch are many and the
-a size of tho forco smull.
il n the making of near beer,
the process demands that beer of
alcoholic contont be mado und '
tho kick then extracted. Appar-
ently some of the brewers forgot
to extract the wallop,
STORY OF THREE
BOYS BEGGED HARD, SAYS MAN
NING AT WILLIAMS'
THROWN IN RIVER
MEN DROWNED WEEK AFTER
PROBE REGARDING PEONAGE
By United Press
COVINGTON, Ga., April 6."The
boys begged mighty hard but Mr.
John said throw them into the river.
Me and C'mrley Chisholm pitched
them over tho bridge."
This was a statement made today
by Clyde Manning, negro, to a Jury
in the case of John S. Williams, on
trial for the murder of 11 negroes kill
od on or near his Jasper county favm.
j Manning said that tho "boys" that
he and Chisholm had drowned were
. LtndBay Peterson, Willie Preston und
'IHarry Price, peon farm hands on the
'Williams plantation. Chisholm was lat-
er killed to keep him from talking,
v dont recoUect tho exact date,"
SR,d Mannlng( Dut u was on a Satur-
day night Into in February or early
March. Peterson and Preston ' were
tied together and thrown into the
Yellow river. They begged awful hard
but we had to throw them Into the
"Price waB drowned In the South
river. Mr. Williams drove us to the
river In his .automobile.
"Tho boys wore killed" a wjeek af
ter the government ngontB had talke I
to us about peonnge conditions."
Special Prosecutor W. M. Howard
usked Manning where Prlco wub when
Petorson and Preston were being
"In tho car," he answered.
Resuming tho stand after lunch,
Manning continued with his story.
"We took Price in a car to the
South river. He begged ub not to
throw him In, saying that he would
jump In himself, He had a sack of
rocks tied around his neck.
"I helped him climb ovor tho bridge
rnlling. He said, 'Lordy, have mercy
on my soul,' as he jumped Into the
.Manning said that Williams had
"I told Mr. John that I didn't want
to kill them, but ho said It was my
life or tlioii-B."
COVINGTON, Ga., April . John
S. Williams, the wealthy Jaspor
county planter, accused of Instigat
ing tho murders of allogod slaves on
(Continued on Fagn 8.)
RUM PLOT INVOLVES
MIGHTY, IS CLAIM
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES TO ASK
INDICTMENTS IN $10,000,000
By United Prcrt
CHICAGO, April 0 Federal au-
' thoritleH today planned to ask the
,HW J" Dl"u'
CUIIUUUIIUU Willi IIIU UlIU.ll IUIIIH I'l
$10,000,000 rum plot,
Tho clique In said to Involve Chi
cago politicians, liquor dealers and
capitalists. Tho men uro said to
havo oporuted through stolen or
forged whiskey permits.
Federal agents said they had ob
tained three confessions. Jack Cos
tello, actor, and James Shea, prl-
Vato detectlvo of New York, are
said to have admitted that they ped-
died forged permits to members ot
-l, . 4 w.v .