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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1920.
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Rifle Shots Ring . From Crags
and Promontories on Shores
of Adriatic as Italian Regu
lars Brace Resistance.
FIUME ON LAND AND SEA
D'Annunzio Meets Order With
New Declaration of War as
' Enemy Forces Concentrate
About Outlaw's Coveted City
TtOMB. Dee. 23 (U. r.) Rifle
fire spat from cm and promontories
uarrilnr tha F.astern shore or in?
Adrlatlo today and rlvll strife between
tha legionnaires of. Flume and the
regular Italian army had begun
Where government troops have quletl)
yielded to the D'Annunslo troops pre
viously, they braced today, employinff
machlneguns and rifles to show mat
they will not rive further ground.
General Gavlglla, commanding the
regular forces surrounding the port of
Plume, put hl blockade order In effect
and announced that no breaks In tlu
Una will be permitted. D'Annunr.lo
met the blockade order with another
declaration of war and a proclamation
forbidding the cltlxena to leave the
It la Indicated that the governmeni
haa finally Intended snueeslng the poet
commander from hla occupation of
the port. Hla troopa which occupleo
Zara without opposition yesterday
were driven out today with no consual
tkea and the regulars began conscen
tratlng In tho Flume territory. An en
counter at Cellenge, ten mile from
Flume, la said to have resulted In two
deaths, and minor cuaualllea.
Italian destroyers shelled D'An
nunslo garrisons on Vcglla and smal
ler Island. ' j
MVS la Clamped
t'DIN'B. Haly Hee. 23. f A. P.)
Flume, tha stronghold of D'Anniinsln.
'la rang beselgedhy jegular Italian
' forces, "''
LONDON. Dee, 83. (A. P Ital
ian government force have blockaded
Flume tend and sea. The situation
became aerloua following D'Annunslos
announcement that he would resist
enforcement of the treaiy of Itapallou
and declared he will fight until his de- j
manda are met.
Death la Penally.
LONDON, Dec. 23. (A. P.) D'An
nunsio today proclaimed that a stale
of war exists between Flume and
Italy. He forbid the population to
leave the olty, says a Home dispatch.
Anyone speaking against DAununslo
la liable to be shot, the proclamation
la reported to say.
Dispatches aay that Italian govern
ment troopa today began operations
against Flume. Military works along
the frontier have been raided and an
Italian destroyer shelled D'Aununslo's
RIVER KILLING THREE
HOQITIAM, Dec. 23. A. P.)
Three were killed and three were in
jured today when an automobile stage
went Into the Humptullpa river here
from a bridge.
All I-ogglng Employe.
HOQl'IAM, Wash., Dec. 23,
n two Imracrs were . killed
four woodsmen seriously Injured to
day when an auto stage i
through the Hnake river bridge on
the Humptullpa road, north of here.
The machine dropped 20 feet Into the
river. All occupants of the automo-
bile were employes or iaa
gtng Company and were
Tendleton will get Its first taste of
Community Service organixatlon Mr
leisure time development, within a
i loieeram notifying the tem
porary committee that an organizer Is
. either December 27 or
,lved Wednesday afternoon
R VI Tucker, oi .-- -.-here
not more.than a -week ago. Is the
man assigned to start t. wrt In Pen. j
dleton. the wire said. He Is in tne
vltuy now and will arrive next week
The notice came from W. . long
rn. in New York CUV. headquarters
for Community Service.
The invitation to send an nrwnher
. -... .. made bv commit-
t orn the Pendleton Commercial
Association about a month ago. The
t" lc. comes here without cost to the
c.ndif it Is found desirable to .re
tain, a lld community erv r, -v. rk r
may then be employed by the city to
carry on various activities such us
fominunlty sing, playground work.
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GOVERNMENT TO FACE
FL J3 SAYS HOUSTON
Yankee Santa, Opening Arms to
Two Million Must Replace
Walking Doll by Warm Flan,
hels and Special Foods.
LONDON, Dec. 23. (IT. P.I
Hurupeun childhood Is wistfully pic
turing the Christmas display In Ameri
ca today. The yankee Simla Cluus Is
doing his best to make ll a real Christ
mas, but his visit to 3,040.000 children
meant that he Is limited to distribut
ing "practical" presents.
Warm flannels and specls! foods
have replaced the wslking doll and
other resplendent gifts of the pre
war days. The territory to be covered
by the yankee Santa extended over
most of Europe. He has heard the
plea for help In 20 different languages.
His chief agents are the American lted
Cross and the organisation for the
relief of destitute children headed by
In Austria, 40.000 war orphans will
be treated to special foods and given
warm clothing. Germany's 6,000 det
titute children will be provided with
delicacies such as they havo not seen
In Poland this Santa encountered
some of his most despenile cases. Nine
hundred thousand children- there are
awaiting his arrivals. In France, the
Americans will find plenty to do, al
though there are cases less desperate.
Practical gifts of the Americans wili
find their way into Hpaln, Italy. Jugu
Hlaviu, rxecho-Slovakla and Hungary
wherever the American Hed cross
as representatives who can distribute
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HKIIMAN OFF IHMl UYHON.-
XfcW fORK. Deo. 23. (A. P. )
Herman of New Orleans who lost the
title as the world's bantamweight box
ing champion last night to Joe I n h
of New York, in a 15 rounds decision,
left today for Iimlnn, where be If
matched for a bout with Jimmy Wilde.
BRITISH EMBASSY SENT
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. (A. P.)
The state department today Intervened
in what threatened to be a controversy
between the British embassy and the
central committee Investigating cable
communications. The action was re
garded as a rebuke to the embassy
which sent a letter to Committee
Chairman Kellogg denying the testi
mony of President Carlton of the
Western Union, t'hut cable messages
coming to the United States from
Great Britain wore censored by the
British authoritless. It Is regarded
that the embassy's action was a breach
of diplomatic courtesy.
PORTLAND, Dec. 23. (U. P.)
Hunted Walters was today found guilty
by a Jury on the charge of first decree
murder which automatically sentenoes
him to death urn the scaffold.
Walters, a deserter from Camp Lew
is shot Pollcemnn Palmer the night of
November 17, when the officer at
tempted to arrest him as a holdup sus
pect. UMAPIXi: F.XCKKDS QUOTA.
Umapine Is over tho top and has
subscribed more than $200 for Euro
pean relief, It. E. Bean, telephoned In
today. The local Baptist church has
subscribed about $85 for the Pendle
YAKIMA Vhm EliECTS.
YAKIMA, Wash., Dec 23. (A. P.)
V. A. Duncan, vice-president and
manager of the Yakima National
bank, has been elected president of
the Yakima commercial club. He ap
pointed a committee to arrange for
rais'ng funds In support of tho Ken-
' newlck-Pnseo bridge project.
PORTLAND, Dee. 23. (A. P.)
II listed A. Walters today was convict
ed of murder in the first degree for
tho klllling of Patrolman Jerome Pal
mer on tho night of November 17,
when the officer attempted to arrest
Wt-lters and John Tllman for hold
tips. Tilman was sent to the reforma-
too-. because .he was only 17.
deserted I rum Cutup Lewis.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. (A. P.)
Oross deficiency in national finances
of S2.10il.ufi0.000 thla fiscal year and a
II, too 000 total for the fiscal year was
forecast today by Secretary Houston
before the senato finance committee
considering the soldiers' bonus bill.
He said that federal finances are In
such a shape that new revenue must
be found and no new burdens added, j
WAHIIINOTON. Dec. 23. (I '. p.) j
Tim vnlvrnmnnl will kn h.n n... !
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find enough revenue In the next few
years to keep Its activities running
and meet Its maturing r.lillr-jtl,.,,.
Secretary of the Treasury Houston to
Iday told the senate finance commlt
Itoe. If new tax burdens are assumed
the situation will become doubly seri
ous, he said.
Houston was asked to analyze the
financial situation with reference to
the proposal to pay soldiers a bonus
of between 11,000,000,000 and 1 2,-
"With all the burdens that con-
front us, It does not seem to ma that
we ought to throw on the government
further burdens," he said.
Houston gave the committee a gra
phic picture of Just what the treasury
faces between now and the end of
1923. H said that In 1923 1800.000,.
000, In war savings certificates
and 14 25,000,000 In victory notes
and bonds will mature and must eith
er be refunded or paid. In addition
the cost of running the government
must be met and the floating debt
amounts to 12,300,000,000.
"In brief," said Houston,' "we have
to take care of 17.300,000,000
worth of obligations within the next
two years In addition to financing the
ordinary activities of our government
At the same time, some sources of
our revenue are gradually, drying up,
notably the Income and excens profits
taxes. We'll approach 1923 with a
defclt of at least $500,000,000 at the
ACT IN PHONE MR1NGS
City Atllorney I-a flochc, of Port
land, will cross examine the attorneys
and engineer!! of the. Pacific Tele
phone Ac Telegruph Co., on la-half of
llio 'ily of Portland and .the otlxr
communities of the state, including
Pendleton, when hearing are resum
ed lcforo tiie Public Service Commis
sion next month on the petition of the
company to raise phono toils in Ore
gon for un average of So percent,
James A. Fco, city attorney for Peu-
dleton, Kuid this morning followiiiK
his return from Portland where he
represented Pendleton at tho hear
The officials of the corporation pre
sented a large amount of data in the
two days' hearings which appeared to
establish their side of the case, Judge
Fee reported. The service commis
sion experts, however, will get to
work on their own account and prove
or disprove, to the satisfaction of the
commission, whether the corporation
Is entitled to ull it a.-ks for.
fine request made by the corpora
tion is to have a new valuation placed
upon Its properties In Oregon. If
litis Is done, with valuations at the
peak now, the request for the 0 per
cent Increase will mean a vastly ln
creased revenue for the company. The
hearing was put over indefinitely and
the service commission Indicated that
it will take the time to look thorough
ly Into the matter before making a fi
nal decision. More than a dozen
city attorneys from over the state at
tended the hearings and delegated to
Mr. 1-a Roche thrlr proxy for the
TORONTO, Dec. 23. (A. P.) Da
vid Verrille and his wife, who claim
Milwaukee as their home, today were
sentenced to 30 days in jail on the
charge of attempting to obtain money
by alleged fraud from Mrs. Ambrose
Small, wife of the theater owner who
disappeared more than a yea rago.
The couple promised, It is alleRed. to
reveal the whereabouts of the missing
man and to guarantee his return to
Toronto before Christmas upon the
payment of $1,000 by Mrs. Small.
RUSSIAN KTKAMF.lt SOLD
RAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 23. (A, 1
The Russian steamer Rogtiay, storm
center In dissension between Russian
factious here, has been sold to the Perc
Miiniuelte line anil wM! bo operated
on Lake Michigan, it was announced
here ti,lay. The Uogdity has been in
Sfin Francisco bay since last January
when she arrived flying the flag of tho
Russian volunteer fleet.
I'M MliFHS FIGHT INNOVATIONS.
NEW YORK, Deo. 23. (A. P.)
Attempts of soil pipe manufacturers
of the country to prevent the use of
Innovations In the plumbing business
that would reduce the cost of build'
Ing were revealed today In testimony
and letters put In evidence bofore the
Both joint legislative committee investigat
ing the "building trust."
CLARA S. HAMON
AT DIRE TO
Alleged Murderer of Jake Ha
mon, Oil King and Politician
Spends Night at Home After
Surrender at Juarez.
SYMPATHY OF COUNTY
IS WITH ACCUSED GIRL
Officials and Attorneys Stage
Mad Scramble to Advise and
Defend Woman Who Denies
She Fled After Crime.
F.I, POSO, Dec. 23. (I.. P.) Clam
I Pmilh H imon, charged with rhootlng
(Jako tlamt n, oil king and politician,
who. surrendered yesterday at Juarez
to tho authorities, was brought here
last night and taken to Ardtnore, Okla.
today, where she will be arraigned on
the charge of murder, fihe was allow
ed to spend last' night at the home of
her parents here, f
After arranging her bonds in Ard
more. Ill's Hamon w'ill return here to
lie with bet parents until her trial
His. 1'amon was turned over to
Sheriff c.nrrett when she arrived here
and greeted the official affectionately,
as thv are friends of long standing.
Carrett said that the sympathies of
Carter County and of all Ardmore are
with the accused girl.
Arrangements have been made to
get her two trunks sent to Kansas City
whtn she fled after the shooting of
Harmon. She told the official that the
clothes she Is wearing are all she had
r'lth her on her long flight.
With the arrival of the woman here
there was a mud scramble by the offi
cials and attorneys for the right to
advise un-1 defend her. It was indi
cated th.it she will be plentifully gup
plied with money with which to con
duct her defense.
Mrs. Hamon denied that she had
fled from Ardmore after the ehooting.
'.X ilrura. round town aaverul times
dm Ing-the ijuy,"-she asserted.:
The girl's father said that a friendly
.Mexican family had cared for her
daughter while she was in Mexico and
guarded their estate so that no one
cniil, find her.
(Knst Oresrinian Special.)
UMAPINE, Dec. 23. The annual
supper given by Hudson Bay Lodge
No. 212 1. O. O. F. .will take place on
Friday evening, December 31, at "
o'clock. Kxtenslve preparations are
under way to make this one of the
most Biipecessfu events ever given by
the local lodge, The following com
mittees have been appointed: Table
arrangements. E. Moore; reception, R.
E. Bean, D. J. Kirk and Kyle McDan
lel chairman: table committee T. O.
Goodman, Ray Records, C. M. White,
Ci. C. Custard, C. Y. Beale, R. U. Tash,
James Wisenor, Glenn Montgomery,
carving committee, R. E. Eean, Lane
Hoon. Edgar Holm, J. H. Marshall, C.
W. Records and R. E. Records.
Invitations have been sent, to R.
Alexander, and H. J. Taylor, past
grand masters of the s'ate of Oregon;
8. F. Bowman, present grand warden;
R. F. Klrkpatrlck. chief patriarch,
and Earl A. Williams past chief
patriarch, all of Tendleton, and Mrs.
Frank Whetstone, grand warden of
the Rebekah Assembly of Oregon, and
a number of prominent Oddfellows of
Washington will attend this banquet.
This supper always attracts much
interest for the reason that it is given
by the Oddfellows with their wives as
guests or honor all the work of preo
iration and scrvin gbe;n gdone by the
men. The men i this year will con
sist of roast goose sp.rmg chicken,
scalloped potatoes .Boston baked
beans potatoe salad, fruit salad, assort- j
ed cake, pies, celery beart, delicious
apples and coffee with country cream. I
"vTOH AIRS PHOCRAM.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. (A. P.)
A sweeping reconstructive program
for the next administration, to effect
the return to "constitutional govern
ment" was advocated today in an ad
dress In the senate by Senator Fre
linghuysen, republican, of New Jer
sey. SENATE STARTS DELAY
TACTICS ON TARIFF BILL
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. (U. r.) :
opponents of the emergency tariff bill
today started tactics of delay against
It in the senate even before passage ot
the bill by the house had been official-
ly announced. Senator Harrison start,
d filibustering by demanding a roll
(all of the senate soon as It met. Then
Senator Thomas talked at length on
dyestuffs. Immigration, the Columbian
treaty and other subjects. When the
Mil was laid before the senate, Harri
son objected to the second reaaing.
. ..a pn vuueu re.viiiut the measure
tu the committee,
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Herbert Hoover told President-elect Harding very frankly, when he went
to Marion, on invitation, to discuss national and international questions with
the l.'itt?r that he thought the United Stales should enter the League of Nations
If necesfary safeguards could be provided. Men close to Harding think Hoover
will be offered a place in the cabinet, most likely the post of secretary of com
merce. Picture shows (left ). Hoover, fright) Harding '
Wheat made an advance today both
on the opening price and yesterday's
market. Decern bur wheat which open
ed at J.f!75t closed at fl.Toli, as
contrasted with yesterday's closing
price of $1.66. March wheat opened
at $1.63 und closed at $1.66 1-S, a gain
over yesterday's closing price of $1.61.
while May wheat closed at $1.62 3-8
after opening at $1.59 the closing
price yesterday having been $1.57 3-S.
Following are the quotations from
Overbeck & Cooke, local brokers:
Open High Iiw Close
Dec. 1.674 1.71 1.67 , 1.70
Mar. 1.63 1.67 1.63 i 1.66 4
May 1.59 '4 1.63 H 1.69 Ss
Dec. .70 .72 .704 .71
May .73 .75 (, .73 -T5 -
July .74 .76 Hi 1 .74 .75 4
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Dec. .47 .47 '4 ,47s
May .4AH .49 .491 ,49,
July ,484 .4S ' .4S14 .48
Rye ' , .
Dec. ' ' .69
May ' .71
Dec. 1.60 4 1.58 M 1-59
May 1.43 1.41H 1.42
London, 3.55 4.
New York call money 7 percent.
tFrom Overbeck & Cooke Co.)
Hard white, blank.
Red Walla, 1.47.
1 Red Winter, 1.57 bid.
1 Hard White, 1.60.
Sort White 1.60.
1 White Club, 1.60
1 Hard Winter. 1.57.
1 N. Spring, 1.57.
Hard winter, 1.57.
CHICAGO, Dec. 23. Wheat opened
snarpiy nigner on ruying inoiieeu oj
the prospective adoption of leaislative
measure to eliminate the enr.tpctilton
of foreign wheat in this country, and
the absence of selling the advice was
fully maintained. The Improved tone
in the New York security market also
was strong as did the British Com
mission return In the mark, t. Coinci
dent the report of large amounts hav- j
ing been taken for exports lute yester-1 .
day and again today as an offset to! WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. (A. P.)
the large foreign buying south-Vest Physicians who are attending Senator
points reported having selling of chamberlain of Oregon who has been
wheat by country and the expectation in a hospital this week suffering from
of a material increase in receipts after prostatic trouble today decided to ope
the first. In our opinion the adverse rate on him tomorrow or Saturday,
financial situation must manifest itself j
and such upturn based on day l day
Improvement of constructive nature
are not likely to prove permanent.
DOHA. SHF. FATS Mi l).
SEATTLE. Dee. 23. (A. P. ) The j
little steamer Dora, known as the I
"Bulldog of the North Pacific" Is!
auround on the east shore of Vancon-
ver Island, according to word brought i
here last evening by Captain Oscar holy office today issued a decree that
Anderson of the steamship Admiral .Catholic bishops watch "an organiza
Rodman, which picked up ten mem-jtion w hich, while professing, absolute
hers of the Dora's crew. After being freedom of thought In religious mat
backed off the rocks the Dora was ters instills indlfferntism and apos
found lo be leaking badlv and was run tncy to the Catholic religion In the
ashore on a sandv beach but, accord- minds of Its adherents."
Ing to Captain Andcrvon, is In a pre -
HOOVER AT MARION.
FORT WORTH. Texas Dec. 23.
(A P.) Top Vickers. white man held
n 8 charge of niui-derlm: Jeff Couch,
policeman, Monday tiicht, was taken
from the Jail here sh'.rlly after mid
night by a mob and hanged. After
Vickery was suspended in mid air. the
mob fired several shots Into his body
and then dispersed. The Jailer was
overpowered by 25 masked men who
.l.-..e.t ih .,ri, i.i. .
loaded him into on automobile and
drove to the vicinity of Samuels Ave
nue bridge, where they parked their
cars-sn that the headlights Illuminated
a Hackberry tree on which he was
hanged. The lynching was so quietly
conducted that the majority of the
sleeping city was unaware of what
was going on. .. ..
Vickery was arrested Monday night
after killing Policeman Cough at a ga
rage. Police had received a report
that Vickery, who was a service car
driver, while intoxicated, had shot a
man and they sent Couch to arrest
him. Vickery shot Couch, who died
Instantly. Vickery was under bond tor
killing another man.
AT PORTLAND UPHELD
! PORTLAND, Dec 23. (A. P.) Ft.
i P. Butchart and Clark Moore, former
salcsnianager of the Oregon Portland
j Cement company, were convicted on
two counts In the federal court here
'today on indictments charging them
! with violation of the anti-trust laws,
j Thirty days were allowed them to file
,a motion for a new trial. They had
! been twice on trial, the first Jury
! having disagreed.
j The indictment charged that,- the
I men as officers of the comriany had
: entered into an agreement w ith the
other cement manufacturers along the
I const under which the territory in
j Oregon was divided and monopolized,
jfrom July, 1914. until the indictment
ACTIVITY OF Y. M. C. A.
Dee. 23. A. P.) The
1 Tho decree mcnuous tne young
ilea's . hiiuau AteocuUou.
OUT BV QUE
Isolated Province of Kan-Su
Swept by Destruction as
' Earth Tremors Wreck Tnwn
and Surrounding Villages.
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SHOCKS ARE CONTINUING, '
LAST WORD TO SHANGHAI
Rescue Work is Carried - Out
With Difficulty in Rugged
District, Already Visited bv
Grim Starvation TJis'aster.'' .
SHANCHAf. Dec 23. L. !.
Two thousand lives have been lost In
an earthquake in the isolated province
of Kan-su, according to report! her
Peng Liang and several surrounding
today. The shocks were still contin
uing at last reports. The town of
Peng Liang and several surrounding
villages are wrecked.
Rescue work Is being carried out
with great difficulty due to Isolation
of the provinces and its extreme rug
gedness. Kan-Su is also in the fam-it.-i
RKET ROAD RIND IS
ABOVE 1-MILL FIGURE
Umatilla county will be obliged to
transfer about $4770 from the general
roads and highways fund to the mar
ket road fund if it is to receive the
full amount. due it from the state un.
der the provisions of the law which
require the county to match, dollar for
dollar, the state's allotment. County
Judge C. H. Marsh said todav He
was working with the county tax levy
to satisfy himself that this amount can
be transferred without adding any
thing to the total to he-rsiei in thf
The law says that the county shall
levy one mill for the market roads
fund and this would give Umatilla,
county J7.94.6s on this years as- ,
sessed valuation. The state reached
'mat ilia county's share on a different
'aluation. however .and then nriri.i
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about $18,000 which is the county's
share of the aurplua raised in Mult
nomah county. Thus the total to be
given by, the state reached J6J.465.43.
The county now must shave the baU"
ance off the general road fund to add
to its one-mill levy in order to match
the state's $62,465.43.
LITTLE RELIEF IS SEEN
WASHINGTON. Def :rrt' jrr
Little, if any relief is In sight from ex
orbitant rents and high prices of
dwellings resulting from the nation
wide housing shortage, it is shown in
the federal reserve board bulletin to.
day. It gave a country-wide nrv of
I the building situation in a series of re
ports from all the important districts
of the country-. Despite cuts of from
25 to 40 per cent in the prices of lum-.
ber and building materials,' there l'"so
far no evidence of a revival of activity
In the lumber industry.- the bulletin
showed. : This. means continuance of "
crowded and sometimes unsanitary
dwelling conditions throughout the
country-, it concluded.
BISMARCK. N. D., Dee. 23. (A.
P-) The state industrial commission
today decided to discontinue work on
ihe state mill and elevator building at
Grand Forks until further funds can
be obtained through the sale of bonds.
Reported by Major Lee Moorhouse
official weather observer. , .
Frldur ; prob
ably snow. ,
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