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THE DALLES, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, 1921.
TRIPLE ALLIANCE CALLS MEET
ING TO CONSIDER GENER
COLLIERY IS STORMED
HAND GRENADE3 ARE HURLED
AMONG VOLUNTEERS AT
MIDLOTHIAN PITS. .
, By United Presi
LONDON, Apr.il 8 An industrial
revolution in Great Britain .appeared
certain today when executives of the
"triple alllan6e'' called for a joint
meeting at 4 o'clock this afternoon
to decide on the time and method of
a general strike to support the coal
The triple alliance meeting was
called after the miners refused to
reopen negotiations with colliery
owners under an agreement that the
first question settled would be that
of pumping mines now threatened
The organization includes the min
ers, railway men and transport work
ers totaling almost 4,000,000 work-,
ers. By shutting down fuel supplies
and transportation, they can para
lyze all industry. I
It was believed a strike will bo
called for Sunday night.
Officials clung to the hope that
by specifying it would consider "the
time and method" of a strike, there
was still a chance that the call
could be averted.
The mine owners' committee-Vhich
approved the government's call for
a renewal of negotiations, remained
in session at the board of trade in
the hope that the workers might yet
agree to meet it.
By Ed L. Keen
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
LONDON, April 8 British miners
"practically" refused Premier Lloyd
George's request that they renew ne
gotiations with mine owners, the
board of trade announced today.
At the same time it became known
that transport workers and railway
men voted to strike unless the min
ers and owners reach an agreement.
A general strike, if ordered, is ex
pected to begin . Sunday at midnight.
There was no slackening In pre
parations to have the nation ready
to withstand a prolonged industrial
The government's great air forces
were to be turned over to food con
trollers to deliver necessaries from
the country to the city, and even to
Aircraft of all kinds was to be
devoted to the work.
The delivery system will be sup-
(Continued on Pae 8.)
CONSPIRACY TO GET
MRS. STOKES, CLAIM
ATTEMPT MADE TO INVOLVE
HER IN EL WELL AND STILL
Br United Fred
(NEW YORK, April 8. Details of
the alleged "gigantic conspiracy"
which W. E. D. Stokes is said to have
directed against Mrs. Stokes in his
. divorce .suit, today were revealed ex
clusively to the United Press.
Martin W. Littleton, Mrs. Stokes'
counsel, said that he would Intro
duce evidence in an effort to prove
That Stokes' agents sought to ob
tain evidence showing that Mrs. Stok
es had killed Joseph B. Elwell, turf
man murdered last June.
That he sought to obtain identifica
tion of Mrs. Stokeg as one of the
"red-haired women" reported to .fig
ure in the James A. Stillman divorce
Littleton eraphaslied the "utter rid
iculousness of the alleged conspiracy."
BUILD MT, HOOD
LOOP SPUR, URGED
COUNTY COURT PLEDGES TO
" BUILD 41 MILES OF HIGH
WAY. Delegations from Maupin and Wa
pinitia Plains Commercial clubs, to
gether with representatives from the
forestry department and cattlemen's
association met at The Dalles at 2
o'clock Thursday with the county
court to urge the immediate cooper
ation of Wasco county with the for
estry department in completing the
Mt. Hood Loop spur to Wapinltia to
connect with the market road on the
east and the forestry boundary on
the west. This spur will then link up
central Oregon with the Mt. Hood
Loop highway, and form the eastern
gateway to the scenic skyline boule
vard that will start at Mt. Hood and
go down the mountain divide to Cra
The cattle and sheep men, tourists
and farmers want the road as a con
nection with the forest range and
wood and lumber supply. Wasco coun.
'ty wants it as a means to increase
The county court said that the four
and one-half miles outside of the for
estry boundary would be built but
that it was waiting to hear from the
state highway commission Just what
amount the commission expected
from Wasco county.
The delegates went home In high
The Best Big Sitter
TWO BOYS FIGHT; ONE
DIES; OTHER IS HELD
By United Press
LOS ANGELES, April 8 The po
lice are today investigating the death
of Hiram Vaughn, nine-year-old
schoolboy 'of Watt's, near here. Henry
Laws,- 11, is held for investigation,
following a fight between the two
lads prior to Hiram's, death.
The Best Big Sister
WIFE SAYS MAN WAS WITH HER
AND BROKE NIGHT OF
By Joseph Wasney
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
BUFFALO, N. Y., April 8. "He is
innocent. He whispered to me In the
district attorney's office, 'Don't be
lieve that Elwell story, I'm Innocent.' '
Mrs. Roy Harris, wife of the man
who has confessed he was one of two
paid assassins in the murder of Jo
seph B. Elwell, wealthy New York
turfman, made this statement to the
United Press today. Young, smiling,
pretty, evidently not at all nervous,,
she coolly dismissed her husband's
confession as the fabrication of a dis
(Shrewd ' criminologists of the New
Vork and Buffalo police departments,
however, were inclined today to put
more trust in Harris' confession than
they did at first. Nervously pacing hts
cell, smoking one cigarette after an
omer, he has clung desperately and
stubbornly to his story, despite all the
clever attempts to make him adm't
that 'it was a He, and that he was In
nocent of complicity in the murder.
This strange procedure was kept
up for hours by detectives. Revers
ing their usual tactics by which they
try to make prisoners admit' guilt,
they pounded away with their ques
tions trying to make Harris admit his
confession was false. But he stuck
to it. The questioning was resumed to
day. Dotalned In another cell, Mrs. Har
ris Insisted, just as vehemently as
ner husband asserted he was guilty,
that he was absolutely Innocent the
victim of an hallucination.
"He's not guilty Just crazy," she
"Why I was walking with him on
Riverside drive the night Elwell was
killed. Ha was broke. le had no
money to take us to a show. That's
the kind of a hired assassin he is.
(Continued on Page 8.)
COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATION IS
FORMED BY 3,000,000 U. S. AG
RICULTURISTS. NO COMPULSORY POOL
POOLING' HELD MATTER OF ED
UCATION, SO IT'S LEFT
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 8. The farmers or
the nation have started to fight as a
unit for a fair price for feeding the
world, Carl Vrooman, former assistant
secretary of agriculture, said today.
Vrooman described the cooperative
agency for the marketing of the na
tion's grain, which was organized al
the end of the conference here last
night, as "the greatest weapon farm
ers have ever had for fighting lor
The cooperative agency, known as
the United Grain Growers, inc., is
to market the nation's wheat and corn
for all farmers who pay an annual fee
of $10. It is a non-stock proposition
'and money left over al the end. of the
year will be returned, pro-rata.
By Alexander F. Jones
(United News Staff Correspondent)
CHICAGO, April 8. After two days
of hot debate, farm leaders repre
senting 3,000,000 farmers, late Thurs:
day night decided not to go before the
grain growers this year with an Iron--clad
proposition calling for the forma
tion -of. a great cooperative grain
The organization formed here, to no
known as the United States Grain.
Growers' association, Inc., is to start
the work of amalgamating more than
6,000 cooperative grain elevators
which will contract with farmers to
buy their grain for cash, on consign
ment, or for, optional purposes on a
five1 year contract.
The delegates to this conference, rep
resenting farmers' organizations
growing and buying millions of bush
els of grain annually, with an annual
turnover, it was estimated, of one 'Hi
lton dollars, decided that a compul
sory pooling contract might defeat
Their attorneys advised that a rul
ing of the supreme court might bo
necessary to decide If a great coop
erative wheat pool would be lable to
interpretation as being in violation of
the Sherman anti-trust act.
Texas and Oklahoma delegates fought
for the pool declaring that they
already had rormed great cotton
pool's, controlling hundreds of thou
sands of bales of cotton annually with
out being declared in violation of tho
While the pooling clause in the con
tract of the new corporation farmers
is not compulsory, It is declared that
within a few years, when organization
Is perfected, it will bo able to swing
tho most gigantic pool ever conceiv
ed and to control wheat prices for the
1 There was little opposition to tno
t plan to form this great cooperative or
ganization, once the pooling question
! The niODOsal defeated was that
itarmors hold one third of tho wheat
;they grow for a pool to stabilize tin
Opponents of the compulsory pool
Idea argued that farmers would re -
jsent the proposition of having to pool
their wheat. They said that the pool
1 could, and would be maintained with.
' U. ,a CO,n,m,HOr'' :
, 'This must be made an educational.
, campaign," declared Secretary J. M.
Anderson, of the committee of 100 :
! and president of the equity exchange ,
' of St. Paul. "First wo have to get ,
' nances to swing our proposition. Wo !
need from 10,000,000 to $50,000,oou !
'and then we can talk without fear, in '
I 6ur nrcrnnizntlnn. w I,, .v.. lin.l inn..
FAIR (UN PRICE
(Continued on Pat I.)
FEAR OF FEDERAL OFFICERS
DglVES PRIMITIVE BLACK TO
CASE GOES TO JURY
OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE IN THE
PROSECUTION SCORED BY
ATTORNEY FOR DEFENSE.
By United Prese '
COVINGTON, April 8 The fate of
John S. Williams, proprietor of Jas
per county's alleged murder farm, Is
in the hands of the Jury.
COVINGTON, April 8 Outside In
terference in developing and prose
cuting the case against John S. Wil
liams, proprietor of the Jasper coun
ty "death farm," was scored today
by Greene F. Johnson, "country law
yer," in his closing argument for tho '
"Who is back of all this?" John
son asked. "Whey is it necessary to ent ,u the banquet. State Highway
send special prosecutors here toiEnK,nocr Herbert Nunn is also ex
prosecute this man? Not that those ,)ccte(i t0 como to The Dalles with
interested citizens of Atlanta haven't m .,.k
the right, but all virtue is not con-'
fined to Atlanta
"On the splendid 'evidence of Clyde
Manning, confessed liar ,and murder-
er, these .citizens employed counsels
to come hero and cAdenvor to con-'
vlct I his man. It can't be done."
ATLANTA, April 8 That the Ku
Klux Klan Is In no way concerned
in the case of John S. Williams, -on-trial
in Covington charged with the
murder of a numbor of negroes, and
that tho order docs not believe in
taking the law Into Its own hands,
was the statement today of Colonel
William Joseph Simmons, imperial
wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
By United News
COVINGTON, Ga., April .8 Clydo
Manning, black as coal, Illiterate and
primitive, and not John Williams, the
wealthy land baron of Jasper coun
ty, was the murderer of 11 alleged
peons, Williams' attorneys declared
In their defense of the plantation
owner at the close oi the Thursday
session of the murder trial In tho
Covington court house.
Williams' farm had been investl-
gated by operatives from the United
States department of Justice, In
search of evidence of poonage, Wil
liams' defender, C. C. King, pointed
i mi t fsun.l nn In.
oui. i no luvcaufiuiui o luunu
criminating evidence and witnuruw, Mrs. Kobh rooties in nor cumiuunu. , TACOma, April 8. Suffering pain
King declared, after warning the no-' Another indictment of tho young. , mJllr; servant girl in tho fa.n-
.... . I... .. t I., .1... nl.i Inl trf'u nu. ' '
gro fieiu doss, Mamunn, wuu.
"ought to bo hung" tor tne nes uu
had told them. They also warned
Manning that, being a boss, he was,
just as liable as his white employes,
should peonage bo discovered.
This alarmed the negro boss, King
declared, and he, with tho cunning
of a primitive brute, schemed to de
stroy the 11 negro hands who might
mcrlminato him by exaggerated stor-
les of their condition or . servitude.
"Manning is a cunning nogro,"
"Take his testl -
mony.away and there Is nothing left
of tho state's case."
"Bcforo Cod, I am Innocent," Wil
Hams swore fervently, referring to ; j,i0te decree of divorce, $50 a month
the three negroes found dead in the nllmony and restoration of her maid
npmnlL'oo and Yellow rivers bind-' en name, Lucille Wean.
a..v ptm-Hon. Wllllo Preston
j Harry Price. "As for tho other eight
I men killed In Jasper county, I will
j explain when tho tlmo comes.
' "I treated Manning mighty good
! I "P'1 lhnt neKrH n thoMBnnd w,uyB'
! Once when he was nil shot up In a
1 M, ,hla ,loC " ." "!
ej J Z ln a Tie
hpcauso I turned nlm up In a lie
d to he federal officers when
1 a t0 placo ,ooklllK for
y n(, mnt flnd any."
,o,ll0 agent8 8ad j wnB technically
KU,Uy )f j WOrked 'Jnil birds' after
falling them out. bo I told the no
gr0es to leave If they wanted to
ana nn but one left and I never saw
nrahnrn Wrlcht. nHBlstant State
(Continued on Page 8.)
HIGHWAY ENTHUSIASTS TO LAY
PLANS. WITH COMMISSION
The necessity of absolute cooper
ation between all parties working
for tho passage of the $800,000 boun
ty bond Issue and the resultant con
struction of The Dalles-California
highway, if the approaching cam
paign is to succeed, was impressed
upon a number of local business men
and Wasco county ranchers by Coun
ty Judge J. T. Adkisson at an In
formal gathering held yesterday af-
ternoon In tho county court room
at the court house.
With the Jssue to be placed before
the voters at the state-wide special
election on June 7, tho entire coun
ty must be canvassed and voters
shown what the new highway will
mean to them and tho county In gen
eral, and what a catastrophe turn
ing down tho measure would be.
Judge Adkisson explained
T ,7, 7. . 7 ;,i. ,'
A definite plan ol campaign will
7 v, " t,a
be formulated sat a banquet to be
given tomorrow night at Hotel
Dalles, it was decided. In a longdls
tnnce telephone conversation with
Commissioner J. M. Booth, Judge
AdklBBon was assured that two mem-
bors of the state highway commis
sion and possibly threo will be pies-
u , planned to haVe seats at the
. " " 1 ,.. u.. ..
Dnnquei uviiiniuiu umj uj iuuuhiuu,
with a majority of ranchers from va
rious Darts of tho ..county in atten-
uanc0 t this time, It is thought
tlin hlirhwav commission will go In-
to detail concerning tho early con
struction of The DaleoB-Callfornla
. hBnwny nnd the value of ' such a
highway to Wasco county,
r " r ,
The Best Big Sister-
IN DIVORCE SUIT
HUSBAND 15, MUST HAVE GUAR.
DIAN APPOINTED BEFORE
By United Proas . ,
PORTLAND, April 8 Pathos and
humor are quaintly mixed In the dl
vorco suit In the circuit court hero
today of Lucille Ross, ngo 15, ag.ilnst
Homer L. Ross, nlso 15, who Is n
,lcged to be a "cave-man typo of hus-
"On numerous occasions said Horn
er L, Ross flow Into a rago and told
..It. tM 4 t Pf ,n (rt lii.11 " HHIfi
i ci i in iMiuiiuu iu . -
mrniH lymiauiui . L..U !... .
Boruon mai no wuuw own. mu v.u,..-
pany of other women In preference
... !.,...' t.n.l linil tionn known tn
stay away from his bride until 2 . to collapse of their home at Dash
o'clock in the morning ! "olllt yHlorln. The house was be-
Tho defendant, appearing before J"K raised on Jucks, preparatory to
Circuit Judge Tazwell, stated his do- moving, when I ho supporting timbers
slro to contest tho suit, principally ' gave away. The houao crashed to tho
to clear his good namo, Ho was,
lowever.ho asserted, handlcappwl by
tho fact that his toiai rosoiircun wn..,
only $1.70, nnd "he couldn't get Uj
.ir.wvor to work for him" for that;
Tho Rohsos have been married 30
days. Mrs. Ross now seeks a coni'
Proceedings are now ni iei-
, porary standstill, tho coirt having
ruled that Mrs. Rosa would lmvo to
get a guardian appointed for nor,
huobund before the case could pro-. IJy Unltt.tl VrtiaH ;
t-eed. A wonu n becomes of age when ; WASHINGTON, April 8. "Berg
i carried, the law holds, but not so do)j wllj uo brought back," predicted
the man. 1 Jtepresentatlve Kahn of California,
. The Best Bia sister- r I cmlrman of the house military af-
AIRPLANE CRASHES; f"' committee. Ho said that ho
ENSIGN DIE8 OF HURTS would re-Introduce a resolution Mon-
day demanding Investigation of, tho
Uy United Pre 1 entlio affair.
SAN DIEGO, April 8 Ensign Har- "Rorgdoll can't get by with hli
ry C. Ilatchelor, a Los Angeles boy Insults to this country; wltli his
stationed with the navy filers on idea that thero Is one for mllllohalro
North Island, today died or Injuries Blackors and another for poor ohW
received In an airplane crash over Kahn said. "Ho must be punlsho-J
San Diego bay. Tho machine went and tho cloud hanging over tho, way
into a tall spin and he was unable hu escaped from this country nust
to right It.
DALLES ROAD TO
'CONTRACT AWARDED FOR HIGH
WAY BETWEEN APPLE CITY
AND GRAVEL PITS.
BIDS ARE CALLED FOR
W0RK FR0M CITY TO PITS WILL
BE LET ON
With the announcement yesterday
by the state highway commission
that bids will be advertised for the
paving of the Columbia River high
way between The Dalles and the
gravel pits, every indication now
points to the completion of paving
between this city and Hood River,
" , , D" , T T .
I T hn lnat rP Mi I a trnnt T TI Ustrttt
1 division engineer for the eastern
Oregon district, said today. Bids for
Pav,,ng f th,s stretch W,U bo opent"1
AJI II J.U.
A contract has already been let
for paving the highway between
Hood River and the gravel pits and
tho A. D. Kern company, which se
cured this contract, is at tho present
t,mf constructing two paving plants
t a big rock crusher near Mosier.
preparatory to laying the "hot stuff."
It Is expected that actual paving
operations will be started in about
It Is possible that tho road around
threo mile hill, near Rowona, will
not be paved this year, Instead being
surfaced with macadam and allowed
to stand and settle through the win
ter, Scott explained.' -This procedure
would bo to mako sure that the
grade had reached a permanent level
nnd would not continuo to settle be
neath the pavement, causing tho lat
tor to crack.
-The Best Bio Sister
WILLS TO HAVE ASHES
SCATTERED OVER SOUND
By United Press
SEATTLE, April 8. In accordance
with tho terms of his will, tho ashes
of Fred 13. Sunders, Seattle pioneer,
will be strewn over tho waters of Pu
get sound. Sanders dlod Thursday at
'the ago of G7. Ho had lived In Seattle
-The Best Big Slster-
HOME COLLAPSES, SERVANT
GIRL PAINFULLY HURT
j United Press
ily of Walter MacCiuarrlo is today re
covering, while .Mrs. MacQuurrlo and
live children are unharmed, following
1 beach and was completely itomollshod.
-The Best B'o Sliter-
L TO BE
REPRESENTATIVE KAHN SAY8
SLACKER CAN'T GET BY
bo cleared up."
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