QfeJUaUes Hi Chronicle I THE WEATHER Maximum 67 Minimum 34 THE FORECAST Fair and Warmer THE DALLES, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 6, 1921 No. 81. VOLUME LXI. r ' t GREAT BRITAIN IS ARMED CAMP TO IT STRIKE 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, they believed. 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 food fclCH.8. 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, ,1 1,01 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 dustrial centers. 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 OBJECTS. 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 Of curse worda and vile epitheU." In 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 ehlld. AUDITORIUM BONDS TO BE SOLD TENTATIVE PLANS ARE GONE OVER BY OFFICIAL COM. MITTEE. 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 et purposes gymnasium are " . . " 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 E WOUNDED SOLDIER8 AWAIT AID; WHY WASTE TIME, HE ASK8. 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 through?" 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. SOON PROD RECORD 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 main road. . . -! 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 man county. 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 RAISES $7,900 490 MEMBER8 JOIN REVITALIZED ORGANIZATION, SECRETARY 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. CHAMBER CAMPAIGN " 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 Wasco county. 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 trip. 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 this meeting. 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 county. 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. BILL DISCUSSED MEASURE TO COME UP FOR DE. CISION OF VOTERS, JUNE 7. 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. SOLDIER BONUS BOOTLEGGER SENT TO JAIL, PINED SHERIFF BLUFFS WAY TO BASE ' ME NT, WHISKEY AND COP PER STILL.. 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.) HUGHES FACES DIPLOMATIC TILT 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 questions nro: 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 oil fields. 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 EI MURDERS SUCCINCTLY TOED BOYS BEGGED HARD, SAYS MAN NING AT WILLIAMS' TRIAL. THROWN IN RIVER MEN DROWNED WEEK AFTER PROBE REGARDING PEONAGE CONDITIONS. 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, Manning said. 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 water. "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 drowned, "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 water.". .Manning said that Williams had killed. "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 BOOZE RING. 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 tho ring. -l, . 4 w.v .