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THE DALLES, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 1, 1921.
SEVEN WHITES, 50 BLACKS, DIE 1
GREAT MCE RIOT III TULSA; FIRE
THREATENS CITY, STOPS FIGHTING
TROUBLE STARTS WHEN MOB OF 200 ARMED NEGROES ATTEMPT
RELEASE OF YOUTH ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING WHITE
AIRPLANES USED IN
HUNDRED8 OF BLACKS REPORTED CAPTURED BY MOBS, WHO SET
, FIRE TO HOMES IN COLORED SECTIONS
' OF CITY.
TULSA, Okla., June 1.
of the morgues and hospitals through
out the smouldering ruins placed the
toll of rioting late today as follows
Whites dead, 7.
'Whites injured, approximately f0.
Negroes dead, CO.
Negroes injured, more than 200.
Pire loss covers practically tin' en
tire negro district or 10 square
.Martial law has been proclaimed.
TULSA, Okla., June 1. Fires start
ed by rioters-which threaten the de
struction of the city, has" halted the
bloodiest race war in the history of
the southwest. Seven white men and
60 negroes have been killed In fight
ing, starting last night when ncgroer
attempted a Jail delivery of a colored
youth under chargo of assaulting n
The eastern part of the city Is in
flames. Torches were set to dwellings
of both whites and negroes. All fire
equipment in the city Is combatting.'
the flames. Fire fighting is made dif
ficult, however, because of the mob
filled streets. The part of the cit
afire is where the black belt meets
and merges into the white section.
Governor Robertson lias declared
Comparative quiet has finally set
tled on the city, after 12 hours of
furious fighting, burning and pillag
ing. Authorities are checking up on
the dead and wounced and the prop
TULSA, Okla., Juno 1. Tulsa was
today the battleground of a bloody
race warfare between blacks anil
whites. Three units of the national
guard are trying to hold armed bands
of whites and negroes in check, aul
despite the presonce of troops, volley
after volley of shots rang out in th
The trouble started when 200 anr
ed negroes last night attempted i
Jail delivery to free Dick Rowland.-ai
rested and charged with maltreating s
The first negro was killed by a po
liceman when he resisted arrest.
Whites have swarmed to the blac!
belt early today vowing to burn tin
dwellings of tho negroes.
Airplanes circling over the negrr
section were said to carry bombs.
Negroes were fleeing Tulsa by tin
hundreds to escape death. Anne
whites were doing their best to cu
off the escape.
Renewal of the riots today madi
probable the calling of addition;)
The down town section Is heavll
Three hundred negroes are roporl
LAST OF TALMADGE
SISTERS IS MARRIEC
By United ires
(NEW YORK. June 1. S'no use fe'
lers, the supply of marriageable Ta!
madge sisters is now exhausted. TIk
last one, aud the joungest Natalie
was married Tuesday. She marrio'
Joseph F. (Buster) Keaton, also i
Tho wedding wi; at the home ol
Norma (Mrs. Joseph Scheneck) whr
" -with Constance (.Mrs. John Pialngloui
and their, mother were the bride's at
EMERY DUST FOUND
IN SHIP'S BEARINGS
ENGINEER AND FOUR FIREMEN
OF 8. 8. BAKER8FIELD JAIL
ED AT BALBOA.
Br United Frt'M
SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 Evi
dence of emery dust having been
placed In the bearings on the ship
ping board steamer Dakersfield was
discovered upon the arrival of the
vessel In Balboa, according to ad
vices to the ruarlno department of
the San Francisco chamber of com
merce. The third assistant engineer and
four firemen were jailed. The Vftssol
proceeded upon Its voyage.
PURSUIT OF FUGATIVES
By United Press.
A cheikied to have been cantnrcd bv
Twenty-six lines ot caplure.l nr
groes, eight or ten abreast, we"e
inarched down Norm Main r.treel with
white civilians carrjlng Winchesters
and revolvers, taking them to the con
vention hall. All negroes had their
hats off and their, hanch: held high
above their beads, the whites wit!)
their rifles and pistols In the in
HARDING VISITS INTERSTATE
TO LEARN OF WORK.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, June 1 Revislou
of many freight rates is in process,
President Harding was Informed to
day during a conference with mem
bers of the interstate commoice
The president mado a personal
call at the office of Chairman Clark
j I i ho Interstate commerce commis
sion immediately after announce
ment of the railway wage reduction
by the railroad labor board.
It was learned authoritatively
that the commissioners reviewed
witli him what they are doing to
adjust rates which Harding believes
must precede a return to prosper
ity. Harding was told that the revis
ions of rates for the most part are
being made voluntarily through con
certed action between 'the roads.
ISCOUNT ASTOR'S ENTRY SEC
OND IN GREAT ENGLISH
By United Press
EPSOM DOWNS, England, June 1.
J. B. 'Joels' "Humorist," won the
Derby today. Crag Eueran, Viscount
stor's entry, was second and Lein
mora, the entry of Joseph Watson,
The day was . featured by glorious
weather, with thousands of persons
it the course.
Because of tho coal shortage cur
tailing train service, a conglomera
Mon of vehicles bore the race fans
A new Idea In traffic regulation
ieveloppd with the giant airship R-85
hovered over tho courso and kept
i close watch on traffic, wirelessing
Instructions to pollco along the
route. Cop airplanes buzzed about,
tiding the central traffic "bobby"
Ui the big ship.
STILLMAN CASE RESUMED
TODAY IN SECRET SESSION
By United Vresi
POUGHKEEI'SIE. N. Y Juno 1
-Secret hearings in the Stillnian di
vorce case were resumed shortly be
fore noon today. Efforts or attorneys
for Mrs. Stillnian and her son Guy
to postpone the caso a week appar
ently were fruitless.
IN SEATTLE, RUMORED
By Unllrd Press
SEATTLE, Juno 1. Changes In
Seattle's telephone hystem, to go
into effect Immediately, havo been
announced by Manager C. O. Myers
of tho Pacific Telephone & Tele
The name of tho Ballard exchange
has been changed to Suuset, and
the Queen Anne exchange will
hereafter be known as Garfield. All
telephone numbers below 1000 havo
been change so that they will have
four digits, by preceding tho former
number with zeros The change?
have been made in preparation, it
Is rumored, for general installation
of automatic telephones.
GATHERING IN UNION STREET
PARK MONDAY- TO CRYSTAL
Every person In The Oallcs Inter
ested In Community Service is in
vited by Director II. W. Arbury to
bo in attendance Monday evening, at
a big community moot In.-? to be held
In the Union street park.
The meeting was originally plan
ned lor Friday evening, but owim
to many persons In The Dalles wish
ing to attend the picnic and good
roads meeting being held In Tysli
Valley on that day, was postpone -until
Community Service will piosent
for discussion plans for work to bp
done during the leninlnder r.f the
present year at Monday's g- n ral
meeting. A program will also be put
on, together with a community sing
Several feature numbers will be
tendered by the mens' and women's
A number of original stunt", have
been woiked out by Director Ar
bury for the amusement of those in
ai tendance at the community meet
ing. The nature of these is being
kept a secret until the time comes.
The program will start promptly
BILL PAST HOUSE
Bv United Press
WASHINGTON, June 1. The Gra
ham bill, authorizing consolidation of
teluphono systems, today passed (lie
house, following a brief debate.
HEARING OF STRIKE SUIT
TO ENJOIN POSTPONED
By United Press
PORTLAND, June 1 Federal
Judga Wolvorton today granted a
postponement of the hearing on n
permanent injunction asked by tho
shipping board to prevent strikers
doing alleged damage to the mor- (
chant marine. Provided that no set-
tlcment of the strike prevents, the
hearing will bo taken up Monday
I? PERCENT REDUCTION IN WAGES
OF ALL RAILROADERS ANNOUNCED
U. S. RAILROAD BOARD'S DECREE WILL LOP $400,000,000 ANNUALLY
FROM PAYROLLS; 2,000,000 EMPLOYES AF-FECTED.
(United News Stan
CHICAGO, Juno 1. A 11! percent
reduction In tho wages of all classes
of railroad labor, which will lop ap
proximately $-100,000,000 annually
from tho payrolls of practically every
railroad in the country, was announc
ed Tuosduy night by tho United
States railroad labor board.
The reduction will become effective
on July 1. It will affect nearly 2,000,
000 railroad cmployoa.
The reduction hits every clar.a of
railroad employes from engineers to
common labor. Whllo the decision do
dares that it affect only those road-.
which made applications for wage re
ductionu prior to April 18, It adds thai
it will Include "such carriers as may
be Included hereafter by adenda and
to tho specific! elas-ies of employe.
named or referred to under each par
ticular carrier." Eighty-six railroad'
ure included in the derision, and all
olher cjana A carriera will be Included
by July 1, as they are given until thai
date to Hie petitions lor wage reduc
tions. Railroad executives expressed dis
appointment In the decision. They
said that they had hoped that It would
completely wipe out the Increase giv
en last year, providing for a f ouo.Ofio.
000 annual Increase. By this decision
the employes are si III the gainers bv
$200,000,000 over wages prior to July
Union leaders declined to comment,
pending study of the provisions of t In
decision. "In view of our needn, tho decision
falls short of our expectations,' said
President H. E. Byram, of the Chica
go, Milwaukee and .St. Paul railroad
"We had hoped that It vould abroga'e
tho $000,000,000 Increase of last year
We will have to find out how much
this cut will reduce our operating ex
penses before making an) predictions
about the possibility of a rate de
crease. U Is a step in the right direc
tion, however, and should help buxl
ness and ultimately the employment
problen on railroads."
The cuts are basod on hourly, dally
and monthly rates of pay. accord Ing
to the class of employment
"The decision provides for red c
lionH of about 12 percent lit present
SOUTHERNERS DISCUSS REPUDI
ATION WITH STATE DE
PARTMENT. AGITATION IS GENERAL
PRESIDENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARD
WORLD ORGANIZATION IN
By Rucsell Browning
(United Press Htaii' Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, June 1. With
drawal of the Latin-. ine iran repub
lics now members of the league of na
dons was predicted by .youth Amer
ican diplomats here today.
It was learned that several repre
sentatives of the soiiltiern nation,:
had alread discussed Informally Uip
advisability of their governments re
pudiating league membership with the
Anibasnador Harvey's 'plain Ens
lish" speech and the growing beliel
that President Harding lias definite
ly turned his back on even a inodilied
league are the reasons given by d:p
lomatn for the agitation In their conn
tries for severing eoniieetlou with the
Dr. Jacob Varela, Uruguayan minis
ter, continued the report today that
withdrawal from the league was undei
discussion in the Uruguayan congress
"Argentina's position Is the same as
It was when Foreign Minister Pueyr
redon and the Argentlnan delegation
withdrew from Geneva non-part Id
pat inn until our resolutions are con
sidered," declared Felipe Espil
charge d'affaires for Argentina.
Nicaragua has already expressed
her Intention of "resigning" from the
league assembly. It Ih reported that
Costa Rica, Salvador, and other Cen
tral American countiies are consider
ing following suit.
Mexico liar, never been admitted to
membership, although hope of nil-
(Continued on I'nt'u G.)
wages," tho board announced, "lo
calise of the fact that all employes
In service) of carriers involved are not
Included It Is difficult to estimate the
actual amount of decrease, but If ap
piled to all employes of all class
one carriers Included In the 1020 In
crease the aggregate rrdiic-tion would
be approximately $100,000,000. Gen
eral reductions In wages ua outlined
would mean an average nionlhlv wage
of about. $12f) lor all employes, but
such an average moans, of course,
that while some wot kern would earn
a sum considerably In excess of the
monthly amount slated, many thou
sands would fall far abort, ol Unit fig
The provisions of tho announced
Conductors, ticket collectors, brake,
men, flagmen and baggagemen in pas
senger service are cut $18 a month.
In freight service these classes wei
reduced 04 renin a day.
Maintenance of way, structuial and
unskilled forces aie cut fioiu 7i lo 10
cents an hour. Approximately 000,000
unskilled railroad laborers received a
cut of 8' rents an hour. These classes
ire hurtles! hit by the decision, be
cause tho decreu.-'o Is the Bame
amount they woio raised last year.
Shop employee, including machin
ists, bollermakers, blacksmiths, car
men, sheet metal aud electrical work
ers are cut 8 cents an hour.
TolograplTerH. station agents and
telephone operators aio cut ft anil li
cents an hour.
All signal department omplci)iu re
ceive a reduction of from 0 to 8 cents
an hour and all employes on lailroad
ferries, tugs, steam lighters, and
barges are also given a decreased
monthly rate. Train dispatchers re
ceived an 8 cent hourly i eduction
and yardmasteiH the same.
Thousands of mlHrolluneuus employ
es, Including supervisors, and work
men not classified, are given the same
rut uh thoho dashes m which Ihe'r
employment l the most ilosclj anal
In iHiinrning up Its reasons for
granting the earner wage cuts, Ibe
board notes a decrcafo in the cost of
living and decreases in wage for h I in
liar kluda of work in oilier industries
CREW OF ESPEMSTO
FAMOUS SCHOONER, CHAMPION
IN RACES, STRIKES SUMBERG
ED WRECK AND SINKS.
By United Press
HALIFAX, N. S June 1. Captain
Behuian anil has crew of 25 from the
sunken fishing srhooner Esperanto ar
rived here today ilboani the Elsie 11
under command ot Captain Geel All
the survivors were well.
The Esperanto, which won the in
teiuational Halting boat racer. Ian! fill,
struck a sunken wreck in a den-c
fog off Sable island and sank in ir
minutes, Uelunau said.
The arrival of the Elsie II dlspelli?''
fears which had been felt since Mon
day that the New England fishermen
aboard the Espeianto had gone down
with their boat.
The Sable island -wireless reported
the wreck and said that the Elsie 11
was standing by. The operator war
unable to learn whether the crew lint!
been taken off.
TOLD B ROTS
TRIAL OF 1 1-YEAR-OLD FOR
SHOOTING PLAYMATE BE.
FORE INDIANA JURY.
liy United Press
KNOX. Ind Juno I- Ereddle Seller
.nan. nervous aud timid, today told
the jury that Cecil llurketl, 11 years
old, had killed his playmate, llenu;,
Slavons, 7 years old, using a shot gun
"Wo woio playing in the U'li-kel
jard last Thanksgiving day," ileda;
ed Freddie. "We wanted lo go Hunt
ing aud got the gun aud shot at sunt
birds, but did not hit any. We thou
eaine hack to tho yard and playe 1
with the gun.
"Cecil look the gun and aimed It
at Benny's sister. 'You better .-.in.' he
told bur. She ran.
"I was up a 1 1 on cleaning out t.
bird's nest. , heard the gun go 'pop
and saw Cecil running around the
corner, gun In hand. Kenny was ly
Ing on the ground, shot, his sweate.
Schennan declared that Cecil die'
not like lleiiny. He explained Ilia
Cecil shipped Benny's face and threw
rocks at him once.
INVADERS OF SILESIA BITTER
AGAINST BRITISH DE
TACHMENTS. By Carl D. Groat
(United Pi ess Stall' Correspondent)
OI'PELN, Upper Silesia, June 1. -Repulsed
in their late, t attacks on til-'
German Hues near Kalluov, Polish In
Riirgents arc; tin cnlcnlug a reign ol
teriorlsin, aceoiding to aecrediied re
ports heie today.
The Poles were said to have plan
ued to use dynamite on ptiliil- build
Ing.i and Gorman homes. They were
especially angered at the arrival ol
British reinforcements In Sllnaln.
The Insurgents reduced the castle
of Kallanov with an artillery and ma
chine gun al tack, bul were driven
back lo Annulling. Sixty Poles and 15
Germans were killed during ihu en
The number of Pules in Iho battle
was estimated al between seven and
eight bundled. From strong fortl.'lca
Hons Ihey poured high explosive In'.)
the famous castle until II flamed up
in a dozen places. Meanwhile I hoy
kept I lit- German lines well sprayed
Willi iiiadiiiiegun lire,
At the i I ik I i lgii of slackening fire
I'ioiii the Polish trenches Geiuuin of
ficers ordered their men out. Two!
companies raced across "No Men'.
I Laud." their attack putting tho en
emy lo riighl. The Polos made a Hand
la trout of Aunaberg ami there was a
brief, sharp skirmish, after wluo'i the
German officer said the withdraw
al was In accordance with pledges in
allied roininanderH thai they wou'.d
fight only on the defensive.
ALLEGED SLAYER OF
"DOUBLE" IE ON TRIAL
liy United Press
WARSAW, Ind , Juno 1 Eighteen
v ear-old Vlritll Decker today went
on trial, charged with murdering his
pal and "double" Lelloy Lovolt. The,
prosecution hopes li jio (hut Vir
I gl killed his friend in order that
$20,000 in 'nunc carried by Decker
... . . ! I
IIIIKUI UU VUIU'LICU,
MARK A. MAYER MAY BE ACCUSED OF
VIOLATING CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CLAIMS LEAFLET ATTACKING $800,000
ROAD BOND ISSUE HAS BuSN TRACED TO MOSIER CAP-
BEARS SIGNATURE OF UNKNOWN ORGANIZATION
ORCHARDIST SAID TO HAVE ATTEMPTED COMPROMISE, PROMIS
ING MOSIER VOTES TO BOND ISSUE IF COUNTY COURT
WOULD AWARD DISTRICT MARKET ROADS.
If a motion anopled by The Dalle",
Wasco County Chamber of Commerce
at Its meeting last night la carried
out. Mark A. Mayer, Master orehardltst
who la also heavily interested in Por'
.and busino33 enterprises, will bo ar
ento.d on a charge of violating iho
Oregon corrupt practices act.
Major is believed to be the author
of the circular sent broadcast through
die county Monday and Tuesday of
his ,-eck, signed by the "Citizens'
vVolfaie League of Wasco county," at
aeklng tho $800,000 bond Issue for
The Dalles-Callldinla highway, to bo
oled upon at the election next Tuns
lay. The "Citizens' Welfare League" was
i bombshell, for no one In Iho county,
to far as is known, ever heard of the.
If It Is proven that Mayer is the an
hor of the circular, or Instigated Its
publication, he is accused by the
chamber directors of sending political
literature through the malls without
having written upon It the name and
iddress of the sender.
District Attorney Eraneis V. Gallo
way, although he has not gonu in'o
he -law intensively, said that on the
ace of the mutter, a cause of action
ipparoutb lies against the author of
Tho statement was printed ny the
(Hauler Press, in Hood River, but il
was mailed in large batches from
por.tol flees at 'Master and In The
Dalles. II charges that Instigators ol
tlu bond Issue have wilfully mlsrep
resented II to the voters, and I tin t 11
will benefit a "favored few."
After an entire evening of careful
discussion on tho part of the direct
jr.", in which the authorship of Ihu clr--Milar
sent to taxpayers of Wasco
county through tho mall yosterdn.v
Hid today was definitely traced to
dther Mayer or an having been insplr
?d by Mayer, E. L, Curllss moved that
the chamber authorize tho swoarlne
out of a warrant for tho arrest of the
This motion was seconded b.
Director II. It. Kaneher. Put to a vote,
ivory member of the board of direct
ors present at the meeting voted fa
vorably. Called over the teluphono by T. H
West, District Attorney K. V. Gallo
way assuied the directum tnat the
circular I : a dear-cut violation of the
state corrupt praotlcen ad, In tluti
the act requires that all written or
printed matter circulated publicly
nnl bear Ihe name and address of
he pci ion or prison.! getting It out
CENSUS COMMITTEE TO BRING
UP QUESTION DURING PRES.
(Chronicle's Waidiin.;ton Bureau.)
WASHINGTON. Juno I. Oregon
may gain one congressman in Iho new
attempt to ilieieaso the house of rep
reueiitallves Irom Its present nuinbei
of -i:ir to i s:j moiubuiu
A nieelliu; of tho ccimnilt'oc on the
census has been nulled for next Wed
nesday by Chairman Selgel to con
sliler Iho leapportlonmeut of congic.
donu roprc.'cntnlion under the four
An nlfoil mado In Ihu laller part ot
ihe last congress to Increase the
uiciiiberiililp by IS vyhh ovitwIio'uiIiim
ly defeated and the minority mem
bers of I tic committee who (ought for
a reapportionment, baaed on iho pres
ent number. IM, won a complete vl.--lory
This bill died III the senate wV ll
congress oniiio lo an end .March I by
Assuming thai Cbalrinun Rlogel can
put his proposition through Hut house,
practically all of the larger gains will
be In the west. If Chairman Slegul
wins and Ihe new house contains IK:
Calllornia would gain five n-preseiita
lues, New Mexico, One, Oklahoma,
one. Texa . three, Ore-am one, Wa t.
Inglon one and some of the siala- in
the middle we d would also gain llli-
mil would gain Unco, Michigan four!
and Vi mi ,1 aula four Nt vv uu r
would uiiln four and so would Ohio
Galloway promised to Investigate the
II. S. Rico, president of the cham
ber of commerce, when interviewee'.,
said that as head of tho organization,
lie intended to go through the formal
ity of swearing out a warrant as soon
its the necessary legal arrangements
can bo made.
Mark A. Mayer la not a registered
voter in Wasco county, if tho list of
registered voters kept at the chamber
office, which was examined Is cor
rect. "I would like to know how many let
ters wore sent out by Mayor when the
Columbia River highway -was being
built right through lib placo," de
manded L. Barnum, a director. "As
near as we can figure out, the stato
siiont close to $05,000 In tho construc
tion of the highway directly through
property owned by him.
"II is charged Jn the circular that a
'favored row' are behind tills bond ln
sue, and will recelvo the major beno
flts If the measure carries" Barmtra
continued. "I might polnt out that The
Dalles will benefit Indirectly, regard
less of whether tho highway goes
through Wasco county or not, If the
road goes through Sherman county,
traffic will still come through Tho
County Judge Adklsson related liow
Mayor, had. tippearedj before the coun
ty court last fall and asked for the
next year's markoc road fund for use
on Mosier roads, the money to bo used
Indiscriminately In the improvement
of general roads and not upon nnv
specified market road.
"I endeavored to explain to Mayer
that a state law governs the market
load fund, and stipulates that'tne
state will, not advance any money for
use nuclei- Ibis law unices tho county
court of tho county to recelvo the
money has officially designated some
certain road .which taps a large farm
ing community, as a markot road,"
fudge Adklsaon explained. "Mayer
couldn't see it my way, however, and
I guess we had some pretty warm
words boforo wo finally got through
Home tlmo ago, according to Direct
or West, Mayor approached two mem
bers of ,tbo chamber of commerce
with the proposition that, If tho coun
ty court could bo persuaded to defi
nitely promise that Hie 1022 and 192.1
issun of tho markot road fund would
bo divided and one half tipent In t)m
Mosier district, ho, Mayer, would ab
solutely promlso to deliver 80 per
cent of tho votes In this district in
favor of tho $800,000 bond issue.
If this division of the county monv
was not promised, however, he three'
oned to swing tho veto 100 porcon'
lgalnst tho bond Issuo, West Bald.
"Needless to say, such a proposi
tion was not evon dlacussed," Wc-'
A comprehensive advertising cam
paign In all city and county newspa
pers, together with circular loiters,
signed by Tho Dallcs-Wascn fount v
Chamber of Commorco, to be sont to
every tax paver In 'Wasco count), wac
decided upon. Tentative plans for a
big meet Ipg at Mosier, when Mayer
will be challenged lo a public" debate,
were also dluous.iflrt. Plans for speak
ers from The Dalles at the big gobd
roads iiieollnsi to bu 'hold at TygTi
Valley Erlday, June IJ, wore also work
The Mosier eplsndo Is tho only
movement at open opposition to Hie
bond I sue vlilrh has come out to
date, It wa brought out. E. L. Cur-
(Continued on Vagu 9 )
ECONOMY PLEA FOR
NAVY IS REFUSED
SENATE FIXES STRENGTH AT
120,000; PAY APPROPRIA
Ily United Press
WASHINGTON. June 1 The sen
ate lor the second tlmo loday re
I used to support economy udvocntes
desiring to decrease tho stronirth
of tha navy to 100,000 men. Ily' a,
vote of IIS to 21 tho sonato set the
navy strength ut 120,000, with u pay
appropriation of $15,000,000 mora
than was provided by tho houso.