THE WEATHER THE FORECAST Generally Fair Maximum 82 Minimum 52 VOLUME LXI. THE DALLES, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 1, 1921. No. 129. 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 GIRL. 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 blocks. .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 white girl. 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 martial law. 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 erty loss. 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 black belt. 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 white girl. 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;) troopers. The down town section Is heavll guarded. 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 movie star. 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 tendants. 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 whites. 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 groes' ribs. FREIGHT RATES HARDING VISITS INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSIONER 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 commission. 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 HORSE EVENT. 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, third. 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 raceward. 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. AUTOMATIC TELEPHONES 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 graph company. 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. UNDER REVISION HUMORIST WINS BRITISH DERBY COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHEDULED GATHERING IN UNION STREET PARK MONDAY- TO CRYSTAL !2E SENTIMENT. 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 Monday. 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 choruses. 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 at 7:2(1. GRAHAM TELEPHONE 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 afternoon. 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. By Alexander (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 1, 1920. 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 PREDICTS SOUTH AM W LEAVE LEAGUE SOUTHERNERS DISCUSS REPUDI ATION WITH STATE DE PARTMENT. AGITATION IS GENERAL PRESIDENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARD WORLD ORGANIZATION IN FLUENCES LATINS. 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 stal6 department. 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 league. 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.) F. Jones Correspondent) 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 ure." The provisions of tho announced reductions follow: 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 ngous 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 T AT HALIFAX 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. on fire." Schennan declared that Cecil die' not like lleiiny. He explained Ilia Cecil shipped Benny's face and threw rocks at him once. REPULSED POLES 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 gngeinenl 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 Germans retreated. 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 LANDED MURDER STORY MAY TERRORIZE IIIIKUI UU VUIU'LICU, MARK A. MAYER MAY BE ACCUSED OF VIOLATING CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT PUBLCATON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CLAIMS LEAFLET ATTACKING $800,000 ROAD BOND ISSUE HAS BuSN TRACED TO MOSIER CAP- ITALIS1 BEARS SIGNATURE OF UNKNOWN ORGANIZATION IT 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. irganlzatlon before. 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 Iho leaflet. 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 Mosier orchardlsl. 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 NEW REPRESENTATIVE CENSUS COMMITTEE TO BRING UP QUESTION DURING PRES. ENT TERM. (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 leentll census. 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 couutltiilloual llmltaton. 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 CIRCULAR Tl Galloway promised to Investigate the matter completely. 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 Dalles." 1 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 with It." 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-' added. 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 ed out. 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 TION INCREASED. 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.