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FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBEE 31, 1920.
LEFT BY POET
New Government Supplanting
Rule of Gabrielle D'Annunzio
Has Been Put in Charge of
Contested Adriatic City.
, UNCOVERED IN MILAN
WAS JUST SPA"
ituioi r i
OF Vv .E THIEF
NEW YORK. Dec. 31. (U. P.)
Frederick Kntlnbo, convicted
of burglary for trying to steal
four iiarrotH from Central Park
today pleaded that they were
making no much noise he was Just
tning to soiink .them
Steps for Gradual Cessation of
Military Preparations Will be
Taken by Administration
Soon After March 4.
MOVE FOR LIMITATIONS
OF NAVAL BUILDING IS
SPREADING LIKE FIRE
Seventeen Arrested for Plan
ning Attack on Italian Regu
lars as Positions Are Storm
ed in Bomb Play.
nONttJ, Dec. II. (IT. P.) A non
government, supplanting that of Iu
brlelle D'Annunzio. hna been organis
ed in Flume. A council, comprising
Slgnors Groxsich, Glganle and Venturi,
has been put In charge. Legionnaire
who composed D'Annunxio's military
force will be withdrawn shortly. It Ih
seml-offlclally announced today that
the poet will leave the city at the Name
Cotip Plot I Found.
HOME, Dec. II. (A. P.) Discov
ery of a plot In Milan in which 'the
Fasclotl, the extreme nationalist party,
and anarchists were alleged to be pre
paring a joint attack on the Italian
army operating against Flume, Is re
ported by newspapers today. Seven
teen person have been arrested.
lUimhs Am Hurled.
TRIESTE, Deo. 11. (A. P.)- Es
tablishment of the old natUmul coun
cil ot Flume as a provisional govern
ment was announced today. All the
terms laid down to Flume by General
Cevlglia have been accepted.
Several bombs were thrown Into po
sitions held 'by the regulars at Flume
LONDON, Dec. SI.. (By Webb Mil
ler, IT. P. Staff Correspondent.) Brit
ish lorelgn office officials today ex
pressed great Interest In the reports
trom Washington that Britain had
advised Japan not to press Its opposi
tion to the California ami-alien land
law. While they denied there hud
I'een nny official action taken in Lon
don, it was assumed t'.iat some of the
high diplomatic officers may have
suggested to the Japanese representa
tives that they should not agitate the
question now. ;
Officially, the foreign office would
have no interest in the settlement of
American affairs, It was indicated and
If the advice were given to Japan it
was not in the way of a special inci
dent but to aid In bringing about the
general peace and reconstruction ann
to bring peace of mind to the British
SUCH ACTION NECESSARY
SIGNED BY PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON, Dec. Sl.i-(l". P.)
President Wilson signed the Hender
son mining hill today granting temp
orary relief to miners who have been
unable to do the required work on
their claims, during the last year.
DECEMBER WHEAT UP
TO $1 .73 ON LAST DAY
Wheat showed Increased strength
today in the Chicago market, Decem
ber, March and May futures all show
ing substantial gains. December op
ened at (1.72, a cent higher than
Thursday's close and gained a full cenl
at the close, the figure being (1.73.
This Is the last of the December bids
March, which yesterday closed at
(i.6( 1-2, opened at $1 65 1-4 today,
but climbed steadily and closed stront
at (1.(9. Way, which closed yester
day at f 1.(1 1-4, opened today a cenl
lower and closed at 11.63. Corn, oati
and rye were about a halt cent higher
at the (Jose than at the opening. There
will be no session of the grain ex
change tomorrow. Overbed-, ft ooke
local brokers, today announced. Thell
quotations from Chicago today are a
Open. High. Low. Close
Dec. 1.7 1.73 M 1.71 1.73
March 1.(514 1.89H 1.6614 19
May 1.6014 J.6S l.V 1.63
Dec. .7014 .67
May .74 .7414
July .7414 .75
Deo. .47 " .47
May .40 .4914
July .4814 .47
My ..7114 '1
May 1.4214 1.44'
Whent sales havo been slightly on
the Increase ot Into and inquiries for
flour to local mills have been on the
rise, too, according to II. W. Collins,
wio takes conditions to Indicate that
the new year will bring better busi
ness. Mr. Collins today declared "his
optimism for the 1921 outlook and
said he based his optimism on the
"feelers" in business.
About 1.40 on the-No. 1 basis Is be
ing paid the farmers who are letting
go of their holdings, local grain men
say. The coast market Is not strong,
but iiulle a utile wheat Is being lioughi
for the export trade end northwest
mills are taking a little grain now and
then In anticipation of future orders.
Indications are that the big Oollim
Flour Mills, which have been operat
ing one shift a day for the past few
weeks and at one time were closed
will soon be able to resume operations
during the entire 24 hours of the day.
The coming of time for making in
come tax" statements Is declared re
sponsible for the Inclination on the
part of some farmers to sell their
grain. They feel that they can sell
their wheat and take a loss on their
lax statements now better than to car.
ry over. Pome, however, are booking
their holdings as stixk In trade and
will hold In hopes of a stronger mar
ket In the spring.
The average of pnrchasea of late
has been better than 1000 sacks a day,
t la gleaned from various agencies.
Most of this goes to the costs by car
load lots. More than 60 per rent of
.he crop Is estimated to hove changed
hands by this time.
May Propose International Con
gress But Marion Official
Will Not Limit Construction
MAIUON. Dec. u' (By Raymond
Clapper, U. P. Staff Correspondent)
Steps toward 'gradual disarmament
will be taken by Harding early In his
administration, according to authori
tative information here today.
One move may be a suggestion thai
the world powers organize a disarma
ment congress to work out a scheme
which will be generally acceptable
Disarmament occupies a prominent
place in President-elect Harding's
Plun for an association of nations. He
Is I nown to be convinced that some
method of checking the race for large
navies must be found.
Congressional leaders familiar with
the situation are understood -to have
recommended to Harding that lie take
action toward securing an, agreement
between the leading powers to limit
construction work already underway
and lay no new keels. Harding, how
ever, has declared flatly for a navy
sufficient to protect the American
merchant marine and afford depend
able defense of American shores.
Foreign Office Official.
. BUT QUICKLY CEASED
Actual Cutting of Military
Schedule Halted When Ger-
, man Minister Refused Dis
armament Demand of Allies.
- BY J- W. T. MASON, U. P. WAR EXPERT.)
, NEW YORK, Dec. 31. The movement for limitation of naval construction
,, . . , J Hlireaf',ng so fast throughout the world as to make It a more Immediately
Neighbor POCketS MUSt FirSt'" TT 'n"lrum'n- ,or worl'1 P "!n "e League of Nation. America
ktu... .Jii ji iii I c'"ntru, tn world s naval situation. Whatever the United States savs will he
be Shorn of Hidden Weapons : . Amen aione hs . financial rmnLmnuntMu!7t".
Then COUntrV 1'S RearfV. Savi ' L'ar,'"B ' warshiP instruction. If America is willing to declare a naval
- . ' " . " '"i "lnr powers win eagerly seize the oimortunltv i .
i.,viM,Zlf7"?!!Ce,.0f..tWOrM'' naVal P"Wer to meH ln Washington at the
Invi Utlon of the Lnlted States would do more to guard civilization against the
. . ar man me meelii.g or the; assembly of the League of
Nations at (Jeneva was able to do.
h. V'm"J''le "armament cannot come at on.e, because the risk Is too great;
,-" -V-"-"-'" vi.mrois me world s balance of power. There
.T. n n-u i. ""' "'" ' major rank the United suites, Britain an,
t lT'J 'he I'r"b,''m '' navl retrenchment. Is proportional to th
lut.-- strengih In warships which these nal.ons shall possess
When America' nrooni , ...
Am,.i- . . Z .t vioBiani is completed, the strength of
....... .. aVies win oe aDout equal, and Japan will have BO ner
cent of Ameru a's power. The United States, with two vast boards to pr"
test, and Britain, with the outlying parts of the British empe To safeguard
are entnied to heavier naval Insurance aga.ns, unforseen ssibim uTth :!n
- IS UWItlD
CHICA4-. Dec. SJ.
CHICAOO, Dec. 3 1 . Wheat Trade
Was largely of an evening up rharactei
with shorts Inclined to cover becausi
of the persistent claims of an Improve
ment In the domestic milling demand
stimulated hy a better' Inquiry for
flour. The December delivery expired
In tame fashion. The cash market was
without particular feature except for
a reduction of 3 to 4 cents In Red
wheat premiums, The British Com
mission was not in the market and H
was announced that they have reduc
ed their selling price an additional two
shillings per quarter milking the third
reduction In the past thirty days and
bringing the price of hard wheat In
Oreat Britain down to 12.12. The pre
t.ent milling demand Is very much In
doubt and as foreign buying is also
likely to let up at any time, we believe
the reduced buying power of the coun
try will find reflection In lower pricey
Krattlo Cash Wheat
I Red winter, l.C(.
1 Hard white, 1-KH. ,
1 Soft white, 1.68.
5 1 White club, 1.68.
1 Hard winter, 1.56.
1 N. Spring, J. 65.
' (Continued on page .)
Mrs. Agnes Nelson, aged 70 years,
passed away Thursday afternoon at the
lome of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Murphy, on
Perkins avenue, after an Illness of 10
weeks. She was a native ot Scotland
ind hay resided In Tendieton since
Three children, five grandchildren
nd one great grandson survive Mrs.
Ct'lson. The children ore; Mrs. E. J.
lurphy, and Mrs. Horace sttllman, o(
'endleton, and John Nelson, of New
fork. The grandchildren are: Tom
ind Edna Murphy and Mrs. Roy K.
'emple, of Pendleton; Mrs. Agnes
Meeker, of Portland, and Horace Still
nun Jr. Made .Chrlstenson is tho
Mrs. Nelson was born at Ayr, Soot-
.and, In I860 and came to this city 37
ears ago. sr.e nits oeen a mcmim
f the Presbyterian church all her life,
he also was a memher of the Eastern
"lar lodge and of the Friendship Or
le, Neighbors of Woodcraft. Th
funeral will be held from the Presby
erlan church on Sunday at 2 o'clocl
vlth Rev. George U Clark In charge
:nd Interment will be ln Pendleton.
PARIS, Dec. Sl.j,iBy Henry Wood,
V. P. Staff Corresriundent: France
will be glad to Join In an international
"inference on disarmament," when
German pockets are emptied of
concealed weapons" the French foreign
office told the United prcus today.
High officials declared that France
secretarly had begun partia 1 disarm- j
ament. but developments in (ermauyj
had made it impossihle to proceed with I
that program. '
HOME OF ROUND.UP IS LAUDED
IN PRESS OF NATION'S CAPITAL
Pendleton is getting the most v,.i.
uable advertising In the world, that ol
"If IhA I'nllp1 Kl'll.t will. l.-.tn t
, ,. ' coiiorial comment in the iiress of the
forcing Oermany to mpty her pocket, Pa8t, aceorillnK ,
of concealed pistol France will be 1 Round Ur. n..oi,i . .
delighted to 3o,n in . genera, disarm- I T"l T'Z Uo'unTc?
men! scheme. ' thecal!,! "ThanprM.. . " ilHU Lil c,'y
ment would be of tr.nucndouw benefit
,n freeing the masses irom the terlfic
'urden of taxation. j;ut there can be
no thought of disarmijriient until Ger
One official declarer France had
halted her naval program and had be
gun reducing her nil'itary program
when the German f-lK-ign minister
refused the ollled dem l that he dis
arm the Bavarian clvilgtlard. -Hjt-'
18 months," he wiid, 'France was the ;
first world power actually to begin i
carrying out her promises of disarm- j
oe nave just received a copv of the
Washington Herald, dated Saturday,
Dec. 18, telling of Lt. Col. Charles Wel
lington Furlong and his lecture, "The
Passing of the Old West." The arti
cles, which occupied prominent place
on me editorial page, was as foHows: ion the grounds that Its retention may
Government Officially Denies
Attempt to Use Big Stick
and Scores Assertions Alleg
ing Disarmament Threat
. WOULD OUST GUARD
Delegation Arrives in Berlin
Demanding That Weapons
. be Cast Aside by Citizens Un
it to Prevent French War.
BERLIN, Dec. 31. (By Carl 0.
Oroat, u. P. Staff Correspondent.)
The German government today offi
cially denied it had attempted to use
the big stick In obtaining favorable
reparations decisions and French as
sertions that Foreign Minister Simons
had threatened breaking off of th
Brussels conferences on, reparations It
compelled to disarm the Bavarian citi
zens guard were emphatically denied.
The situation here was complicated
today hy the appearance of a delega
tion of Ruhr coal miners, demanding
disarmament of the Bavarian guard
Three Urn. .jsine bandits today shot and
killed Joseph Sweitzer, a chauffeur
and wounded his helper, Edward Bid
den, when they attempted to seize a
truckload of whiskey consigned to a
I link Ilandit Is Shot
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn., Dec. 31.
(U. P.) After a lone-hnnd daylight
robbery of The Peoples Bank here;!
which netted (30.000 in lilierly bonds,
Hobart Austin today was killed by
Sheriff Jett In a gun duel. The bonas i
Kntramv Is Daring
NASHVILLE. Dec. 31.- (A. P.) A WASHINGTON, Dec 3L (U. P.--rohber
entered the Peoples Bank at Army aviators will attempt on Wash
Sprlngfield, Tenn., today, made his j ington's birthday anniversary to fly
COAST TO COAST FLIGHT
SET FOR FEBRUARY 22
way imohpervpd to the bank vault, and
helped himself to SKO.flnn in bonds. He
stood off the bank officials and ,
wounded an officer. He then took ;
refuge In a storeroom where he was
killed by tho officers.
from coast to coast in :m hours, the
war department today announced.
One plane will leave Jacksonville, Fla..
and al the same time another will stari
from Pan Diego, each plane covering
the distance of 217 9 miles.
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NEW YORK, Dec. 31. (U. p.)
Eammon De Valera. "president of the
Irish Republic." has returned to Ire-!
land, his secretary, Harry Boland, to-
aay announced. He refused to say
..r nere ue vaicra landed. II
is a.ssumed that he went as a member
01 me crew or some liner.
Via l-UA-n - ..
v ...,r. rpnu more man a veni
in tne I nlted states selling Sinn Fein
"..us, ana maKing speeches on bc-hau
of the Sinn Fein cause. He has been
missing tor several weeks.
HerelrsfrtM n,i : .
' "i-r mnn rem ofricia's
... ..i.h country asserted repeatedly
that he was somewhere In the United
States taking a rest. Boland said it
was necessary to keep reiterating this
statement so that De Valera would
have a chance to land in Ireland with
out being apprehended by the British
cause French invasion of the basin.
FINAL CABINET WORD ,
APT TO BE DELAYED
POST WAR ACTIVITIES
CHICAGO, Dec. 31. One hundred
armed guards are patrolling the south
half of East Chicago to enforce a quar
antine established following the out
break of five cases of smallpox. Au
thorities lire considering shutting
down the steel mills of East Chicago
until tho epidemic has been checked.
DEPITIICS VOTK CON FIWEXCE
PARIS, Dec. 31. (A. P.) The
chamber of deputies have voted con
fidence in the government by a ballot
of 441 to 54, after interpellation re
garding the socialist congress at Tours.
"'""" ciuzens, in tneir pros
perity, should not forget their obli
gations to suffering humanity in less
fortunate countries, Ijeut. Col. Charles
Wellington Furlong. F. R. G. S., said
at the Cosmos Club yesterday.
Col. Furlong, who lectured last
night on "The Passing of the Olo
West" before the National Geographic
Society, has for many years been a
close observer of the Near Eastern
eonJi.,lDB. ne has had a rare oppor
tunity to investigate and get behind
the scenes, having served as an officer
of the general staff. United States
Army, with the American and allied
forces in the Balkans and the Near
Although In favor of American and
other necessary relief when properly
managed and directed. Coi. Furlong
.'eclares that funds should be adminis
tered wholly by American officials.
'Armenian committees are not trust
worthy," ha declared. "We must also
remember that there are many wealthy
rmenians who should be urged to do
iheir share in helplngthelr stricken
Furlong a Writer and Explorer
Col. Furlong has had a varied
areer and is widely known as artist,
explorer, lecturer and writer. He hna
traveled extensively in North and
'outh America. North Africa, the
Balkans, and the Near East. He has street here. The bandits escaped with
served on various scientific expedi- j 'he company payroll of (4500.
iions in various parts of the world. Ini The bandita used two automobiles
1904 be discovered in Tropoll harbor! for the holdup. As Sly and Fanner
the wreck of the U. S. Frigate "Phila- were driving at a fair speed toward
delphia," sunk by Lieut. Decatur in their plant, another machine crashed
1S04. He was among the army officers! into them. When Sly and Fanner
" "MARTON, T)ee. SC (A-- P.J Al
though President-eieet Harding is ex
pected to announce the names of his
secretaries of state and treasury In the
near future, his close advisors believe
it will be several weeks before a final
decision is made on the full member
ship of the cabinet. Today Harding;
considered legislative problems, con
sulting three members of congress.
OFFICIALS OF FACTO 11
CLEVELAND. Dec. 31. (V. P.l,
President Sly and Vice-President Fan
ner of the Sly Manufacturing Com
pany were, shot and killed today by
five automobile bandits on the open
who accompanied President Wilson to
Of late years Col. Furlong has been
?reatly interested in perpetuating the
traditions of the old West, especially
is exemplified in the Rodeo at Salinas.
California, and the Round-Up at Pen
lleton, Oregon. ,
"The romance of the old West Is
noi yei extinet, tne colonel said yes
terday, -it still lives In the clean
port of the Round-Up celebrated '
every fall in the little town of Pen-
Col. Furlong is well qualified to
ipeak on this" subject, for he has livea
the life of the cowboy, contested In the
sports of the round-up, and In 1914.
on the world's ro'ughridins cham-
ionship on the famous bucking bull.
"This Round-Up," Col. Furlong says,
'to me is the odyssey of 'The Win
ning ot the West;' it is truly an epic
drama of cowboy life. No one can
leave one of these exhibitions of -manlv
skill without a bigger, finer feeling to
ward life and genuine respect for the
most manhood and womanhood who
have taken chances in their sports o:
daring and skill.
Kpitomitcs Life f Hi,- Ram-hri-
"This exhibition is really the epi
tome of ranch life shown in sport, for
all of these feats of horsemanship are
merely the outgrowth of the
range life of the cov.-bov.
clamored from the wrecked machine.
another car drove up. Occupants of
the car which caused the wreck de
manded the names of the officials,
blaming them for the wreck.
Witnesses told the police the bandita
drew their revolvers after a moment's
parley and deliberately shot down Sly
and Fanner without warning. Then
I they seized the money tag and aped
EXPORT AND IMPORT
WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. (IT. P.)
United States exports and imports
both decreased for November, 120. as
compared with November, 1919, tha
department of commerce announced
today. However, both Increased for
the first 1 1 months this year compar
ed with the same period of last yeur.
Today's weather report by Major
daily'l.ee Muorhouse, official weather ob-
"Before our eyes passes a kaledo-l
scopic parorama, charged with the'
free and open spirit of the range. Ail
the pioneer institutions are there: thel
pony express, the stage coach, rough'
riding, steer roping. Our actors are
the men of the range themselves, ac
tors who live most of thAr parts every
day of their lives,
"it is nn inspiration, an education, u
revelation of Ihe struggles of our fath
ers In the valiant fight they waged
(or the winning of the West." i
The Ilound-Up is held every all be-'
tw-een September IS and Col. Fur-'
long said. Pendleton Is a modest lit-j
tie town of 7.000, ihe center of the;
wheat belt, lt has a few Industries,
but depends chiefly on wheal raising, i
The Round-Up annually attracts!
more than 70,000 people to the town. I
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