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VOLUME LXI. Ngji THE DALLES, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 25, 1921. t No. 97.
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E TO U. S.
TEUTONS OFFER TO PAY ABOUT
WHAT FRANCE DE.
TERMS ARE REVISED
PAYMENTS TO BE DEFERRED AND
EXTENDED OVER LONGER
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 25 The!
United States will guard against be-
ing put in the position of guarantee
ing payment of reparations by Ger
many, if this -country takes a hand
in the mediation dispute, it was
learned here authoritatively today.
(BERLIN, April 25. The German
note was handed to the American mis
sion late Sunday after a day's delib
eration on the part of the members
of the cabinet -with the'result that the
text of the final document is believed
to have been considerably more lib
eral in its offer of reparations than
the original draft.
Foreign Minister von Simons re
quested the mission not to permit
publication of the note at this time.
The total amount which German-'
now offers to pay is said to be about
equal to what France demanded al
though the terms are revised some
what. Thus, Germany would pay a
larger total than she previously offer
ed to pay and would make her first
five payments later than the previous
ly proposed first five annuities.
Altogether the payments would ex
tend over a longer period than France
previously has been willing to allow.
But the extension of time and the col
lection of additional interest would
about make up the total of France's
By Ralph H. Turner
(United News Statt Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, April 25. With the
state department ready to receive Ger
many's new proposals on reparations
and expecting them hourly, economic
experts in the American government
foresee a situation which will demand
full investigation Into Germany's
ability to pay the allies.
The program of the German govern
ment is expected to be followed by a
series of conferences between the
United States and the allies in which
they will try to definitely decide the
amount Germany shall pay.
Secretary Hughes promised he
would consider forwarding the Ger
man terms to the allied governments
In a manner acceptable to them. In
view of this situation and the fact
that America desires a re-opening of
negotiations on a new basis, state de
partment officials are preparing for
the necessity of harmonizing Amer
ican economic views with those of
Considerable attention is. being paid
. , to figures prepared by the department
commerce, which Bhow the rapid In
crease In American purchases from
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GIRL OBEYS BANDIT;
SAVES BIG DIAMOND
ROBBERS 8ECURE $1500 FROM
ARTIST AND HER MOTOR
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 25 "Keep your
mouth shut," commanded the leader!
of four bandits, when they kidnaped
and robbed Helen Spangler, and
Charles Holland, with whom she was
Miss Spangler obeyed. She took a
big diamond ring from nor mouth
after the bandits bad leh.
The robbers secured 11,500 in cash
aad Jewelry, koweTer.
BABY BOY DROWNS -M
PULMOTOR FAILS TO RESUSCI.
TATE LAD WHO SLIPPED
Slipping from a projecting ledge of
rock -upon which he was playing, to
gether with several other children,
Clifford Lagrand Watson, four-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wat
son, late Saturday afternoon fell into
a small pool of accumulated rain wat
er and was drowned.
The stagnant pool i3 about 20 yards
from the family home, 1125 West
Sixth street, the water having accum
ulated in a rocky hollow during last
winter's heavy rain. The water Is
about six feet deep.
The little boy had, been playing with
several companions of his own age,
when they suddenly heard a cry and
saw him floundering in the water. Un
able to reach the drowning boy, his
playmates ran to the house and called
to the father.
Assisted by another man, the father
waded Into the pool and groped along
the bottom until the body was found.
Dr. Fred Thompson and Chief of
Police Heater responded to the hurry
up call sent in by Watson, bringing
with them the city pulmotor. This
instrument was used in an attempt
to resucltate the baby. After working
over the body for 15 minutes, Dr.
Thompson pronounced the boy dead.
The boy is survived, besides his
parents, by two si3ters, Violet and Lu
ella, vaged 5 and" 9 years respective
ly. Funeral services will be held to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock from
the Burget-Mogan company's funeral
home; The Rev. John L. Bogue of
ficiating. Burial will be In Odd Fel
HOGS AND CATTLE PRICES
DROP 8HARPLY IN MARKETS
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 25 Hogs and cat
tle dropped sharply In price in ali
of the leading markets alt over the
country Livestock quotations in
some cases hit the lowest mark of
GIRLS DIE WHEN
SHEETS ROPE PARTS
WOMEN SEEK TO ESCAPE FROM
ISOLATION WARD OF
By United Press
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 Eun
ice Badlno and Jean Davis are dead
today as a result of an attempted
escape from the isolation ward of
the city hospital, where they were
held on vagrancy charges. The wo
men made a. rope from bed sheets
and were lowering themselves to
the ground from the fourth floor
when the ropes parted. One was In
stantly killed and the other died
V BUCK PRIVATES TO PATROL
BEAUTY LADEN BEACH
CHICAGO, April 25 "Corpor-
al of the guard! Post No. ,1!
-X Lady forgot her stockings!"
It will be answered this sum-
mer from Lake Forest to High-
land Park, for General Umpty
-K Umpty issued orders to the gen-
tleman drawing $30 and corn
Willie that they will have to do
beach duty day and night over
this stretch of aristocratic sand.
Buck privates who have done
noble guard duty In Fance, with
nothing to do but plow through
knee deep mud, dodging explod-
ing shells the while, esteem this
V detail highly. The beach from
Highland Park to Lake Forest
Is miles of beautiful damsels in
one-piece bathing suits during
Applications for furloughs
were hastily withdrawn Sunday
and many brave men volunteer-
ed for beach patrol, starting
"I won't even have the crust
to sign the payroll on this
trick," said one happy doughboy.
MAN KII1S TWO
SONS SO THEY'LL
BE WITH WIEE
CORNYEN, DEMENTED, GIVES UP
SELF, TELLS OF
By United Press
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 John
Cornyen today walked into the po
lice station here and announced that
he had murdered his two sons, Ar
thur and John, who had been in
mates of the St. Vincents orphanage
at San Rafael.
A telephone call to the orphanage
revealed that the boys had left there
last week and were due to return
yesterday, but up to noon today had
not been heard from.
Cornyen. told the police that he
killed the boys at Corte Madera, Mar
in county. Officers had difficulty in
securing the details from him. Thev
said that he was plainly demented.
Cornyen's 'wife died a year ago,
leaving him three young sons. The
loss unbalanced his mind and he
was sent to an asylum in September
after he had threatened to kill the
boys so that they could be with his
wife in heaven.
He was later released as cured.
CORTE MADERA, Cal., April 25
John Cornyen, who today told the
San Francisco police that he had
murdered his two sons, Arthur and
John, was in Corte Madera yester
day, according to information given
the town marshal. Several persons
are said to have seen him. Search
was today started for trace of the
HYMNS ARE SONG AS
MAN IS EXECUTED
SINN FEINER CONVICTED OF
KILLING BLACK AND TAN
By United Press
DUBLIN, April 25 With sounds of
hymns rising about the grim, walls
of Mount Joy prison, Thomas Tray
nor was today executed for killing
a "black and tan." Thousands of
men and women gathered about the
prison at dawn.
Traynor was convicted of killing
the policeman on March 14.
No' disturbance of any kind oc
curred, the crowds molting away
when the prison bell told them that
Traynor was dead.
COMMITTEE OF 100 ORGANIZED
j TO CLEAN UP MISSOULA,
' Br United rress
Missoula, April 25. A committee of
100 was today formed hero to investi
gate alleged laxity of officials in deal
ing with the underworld, following a
sensational sermon last night by Tin
ttev. Jesse Lacklin in the Methodist
church. The church advertised Satur
day in the newspapers that moonshine
would bo the feature of the sermon. It
Row upon row of Illicit liquors, pur
chased by special Jnvestigator3 em-,
ployed by the church, decorated tbo
table In front of the altar.
City officials were stingingly scor
ed and a special cleanup cotnmitee
organized. The entire town Is aroub
ed. RBPEAL OF GUARANTEED
RETURN IS PROVIDED
Br United Press
WASHINGTON, April 25. Repeal
of the guaranteed return to railroad
feature of the present transportation
act, is provided for in a bill introduc
ed today by Senator Capper of Kansas.
The bill also prevents the. Interstate
commerce commission from interfer
ing In making intrastate rates.
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PISTOL BESIDE MEN IN WRECK
By Unltt.-d News
LOS ANGELES, April 25 The
bodies of two well dressod men, one
shot through the heart and the oth
er wounded three times In the abdo
men, were today found in an over
Letters on the clothing indicated
that the men were Dr. Joseph Du
rand, a dentist and Myron Mac
Cauley. MacCauley rented the car last
night from a garage.
The police are attempting to de
termine whether the men shot each
other or whether both were killed
by a third person.
In the wreckage of the car was an
automatic pistol, and four empty
MAN WHO KILLS SELF
DOESN'T WANT SUIT SOLD
By United Press
LOS ANGELES, April 25. "Please
have my body cremated with my suit
on, so that It wdn't bo sold by a sec
ond hand dealer to some poor devil.
Toss my ashes into the Pacific ocean.
1 don't want any preacher skypilot
blubbering over me."
After writing the foregoing note,
Fred Tucker, 35 years old, committed
suicide by turning on the gas in his
room in a local lodging house.
SOVIET WILL PAY
BIG BILL ONLY ONE OF 46 I. W.
W. TO AVOID
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 25 The Russian
soviet government will pay the $15,
000 bond of "Big Bill" Haywood,
which will be forfeited this woek, in
the opinion of Seymour Stedman,
prominent socialist attorney.
Haywood, who escaped to Russia,
will be the only one of 40 I. W. W.
leaders under sentence to the Leav
enworth federal prison, who will not
give up today, according to Olto
Christensen, their attorney. Others
were bitter against Haywood ns they
prepared to leave for prison.
SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS
COMMITTEE FAVORS KNOX
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 25. Tho sen
ate foreign relations committee to
day reported favorably on tho Knox
resolution ending tho state of war be
tween tho United States and tho
central powers. Slight formal changes
were made In the text. Only two
negative votes were reported.
WAPINITIA PLAINS COMPANY
PRE8ENTS WATER CASE
Final presentation of evidence was
mado this morning by tho Wupinitla
Plains Irrigation company In the state
wator board hearings no',v being hold
at tho , court house. Previous to tho
hearing of tho Waplnltla company's
evidence, tho Pacific Power & Light
company presented a number of wit
nesses In substantiation of its claim
for 250 second feet of water from
White river. Claims of tho Lost &
Boulder Ditch company will probablv
be taken up tomorrow morning, at
torneys working on tho case say.
More than 100 individual claims ye
remain to be heard. It is expected
that tho hearings will extend over tnc
greuter "part of this week.
FOUND IN AUTO
DROWNED IN CREEK
VIRGIL KOHLER SLIPS FROM
BANK INTO STREAM BODY
Playing on the banks of Fifteen
Mile creek, where is passes through
the family ranch eight miles above,
Dufur, Virgil Kohler, four-year-old
son of Mr, and Mrs. Percy Kohler,
yesterdny afterndoii fell Into the
creek and was drowned.
Virgil had been playing along the
creek bank with his little brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Kohler were away
from home at the time, visiting at
a neighboring ranch.
. The little brother walked to tho
neighbor's house and informed E. J.
Allen, his grandfather, that Virgil
had fallen Into tho creek. The aged
man immediately rushed to tho creek
bank. Crumbled earth showed where
the little boy had slipped and fallen
into the rushing waters of tho creek.
Following down the stream About
100 feet, the grandfather came upon j
the body, caught in a pile of brush.
Efforts to revive the boy were fU j
tile. Deputy uoroner t vv. .-uognn
today made complete Investigation of
LAKE THINKS TOWING
CHARGES, TOO H'GH
"I'll tell you why motorists avoid
The Dalles," said Otto B. Lake, Port
land mining engineer and member of
the Portland automobile association
today. "I was stalled on the old road
1G mlle3 east of this city, due to
water In tho gasoline."
"For being towed in I was forced
to pay two men four hours time at i
$2.25 an hour each, In addition to
the regular $1 an hour chuigo for
.For being .towed in and for u llttlo
shop work he paid $23.75 and $iG
respectively, he said.
"When I travel overland again. I
won't come near Tho Dalles," he
SECRET SERVICE MEN CATCH
UP WITH ASSASSINATION
By United News
SCRANTON, Pa., April 25 After
six months of ceaseless, silent pur
Biilt of the Wall Street assassins, tho
detectives of the United States de
partment of Justico at last bellovo
they havo caught up with the crim
inal gang that deliberately sent a
wngon load of high explosives down
to Broad and Wall streets, Now
York, at noon lust September 18 and
touched off the disaster that cost
Tito Llgi, tho young Italian radical
held hore on a technical charge of
violating tho draft law during the
war, lias been Identified by Thomas
Smith, a fire Insuranco ndjuster, and
former lieutenant In the Now York
flro department, as the excited In
dividual who exclaimed to tho driv
er of the bomb wagon a few minutes
before the explosion: "(Set to hell
Smith's Identification of Llgi is
yet to bo corroborated, however, and
other witnesses aro expected to conio
down from Now York to look him
Smith's Identification of the pris
oner does not conflict with tho fail
ure of two other Wall street wit
nesses to Identify tho man. Thoso
witnesses wore employed on the con
structlon of tho stock exchange an
nex on that corner and tho man
they saw was tho man who claimed
to bo the actual dilvor of tho wagon.
Smith does not claim Llgl was the
driver, detectives pointed out, but
Identifies him as a fellow who stop
ped out of the passing crowd and
nftor some words with tho driver
told him to flee.
In tho hope that Smlth'H Identifi
cation will bo sustained, the depart
ment of Justice men are canvusslng
his assistants and keeping several
of thjm under surveillances, The
witnesses who saw tho driver may
be given opportunities to look over
Iicho friends of tho prisoners,
TRADE WARS TO
OF TARIFF BILL
CANADA, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH
AFRICA, ARGENTINE AND
OTHERS TO ACT.
VIRTUALLY BARS AGRICULTUR
AL PRODUCTS SEEKS TO
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 25 Tariff
wars will bo waged against American
manufactured products by half a doz
en countries ns a protest against the
Young emergency tariff bill, trade
representatives here today indicated.
Retaliation against the emergency
measure, virtually barring Imports of
wheat, wool, meats and agricultural
products, Is expected from Canada,
Australia, South Africa, Argontine
and South American countries.
At tho same time Amorican for
eign trade with Italy, . Germany and
central Europe Is expected to be
greatly disorganized and reduced by
the exchange adjustment features of
SCRANTON, Pa., April 25 Tito
LlgL suspected of complicity in the
Wall street bomb plot ,is expected
to bo formally charged with the
crime as a result of his positive
Identification ns tho man seen besldo
the "death wngon," five minutes be
fore the explosion,
Following the filing of the charge,
machinery will bo set in motion to
havo him oxtiadlted to New York
Identification wns mado by Thomas
Smith of Brooklyn, former lieutenant
of tho flro department.
BURNED SHIP SURVIVORS
REACH PIRATE BAY
By United Press
SEATTLE, April 25. A total of 27
passengers and members of tho avow
of the Seattle motorshlp Kamchatka
which burned at sea, April, 15, have
landed safely In Pirate Buy, Alaska,
according to n wireloss report to tho
vessel's owneis hore.
Tho survivors spent flight Jays in
an open boat on the North Pacific and
coached Pirate Hay yostorday.
Tho Kamchatka's loss, with cargo,
in estimated ut $300,000.
MAN HELD FOR ALLEGED
MURDER OF FATHER
By United Press
NEW YORK, April 25. John It.
ilhyant, 27 years old, Is In Jail today
in iSomerville, N. .1., charged with mur
dering Ills fathor, George Bryant,
slain In Florida three weeks ago.
Held with Bryant as a witness Is
his young wife, Adollno. Her 18-tnonths-old
baby is in Jail with hor.
Tho prisoner declared that ho first
learned of his fathor's death when de
tectives arrostcd him.
JAZZ WINS COUNT
OVER HIGH BROW
HIPPODROME COIN8 MONEY, BUT
METROPOLITAN HANGS UP
By United Prers
NEW YORK, April 25 A verdict
was today handed down In the case
of Jazz vs. Classics; Entortaiument
vs. Culture and L. Brow vs. H. Brow.
Tho case was tried during the last
theatrical season here. Jazz Enter
tainment and L. Brow were the win
ners of the battle, for tho Hippo
drome today closed its season with
a profit of $150,000. The Motropoll
tain Opera houso closod with a de
flclt of $25,000.