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vST OEEGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 3, 1921.
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HE WOULD REPAY
ALL WHO SUFFER
Former President of Morris
Bros., Inc., Reached Portland
This Morning Under Arrest
on Charge of Larceny.
FROM VANCOUVER, WN.
In Statement to District Attor
ney Accused Man Declared
He Did Not Know Affairs
'Were in Such Bade Shape.
P6RTLAND. Junll 3. (A. !'.)
John I Ecthridge. former president
of Morris Bros., Inc., arrived today
from Minneapolis where, lie a ar
rested last week on u larceny charge.
Ho got off the train ut Vancouver ami
waa brought to the Portland jail. Me
was not put in a cell but wua taken to
the district attorney's office. Ho ior-
nltted photographers to take pictures
of himself. .
District Attorney Evans mild Kth
rldgo declared he "had no Idea when
he left that things were in such an
awful shape. I hope I sliall be able
to make up, dollar fur duilur, every
' Kiltrklgo Has Smile.
PORTLAND, Jan. 3.-11". P.)
Etlirldgo Is as quick to smile u ever,
but his lips are locked In Krlm silence.
Mrs. Ethrtdge did not atund the strain
of trouble aa well us her husband. Her
face ts gray and drawn and her ryes
wcincd tea.r-wa.shcd and. tired Kin
tidge told the district "atorney ho be
lieves when all the usscts are checked
up the alleged deficit of Morris
Urol hers wll! be obliterated. He will
attempt to get ball Immediately so as
to help In clearing up tho account.
Supporters of Resolution in
Senate Assert it Would Halt
Vast Expense and Avoid
Menace of Warfare.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.(U. !'.)
Mlg navy advocates are preparing their
briefs to meet the argument of dis
armament supporters us congress be
gan tho flrt serious consideration or
the measure to limit Americas sea
strength in agreement with other na
tions. Disarmament supporters lire
back of the Borah resolution, railing
for an agreement of the T'nltcd
States. Britain and Japan, for limita
tion of naval strength. They declare
It would halt the naval building race,
avoid the menace of war and save
billions to each of the three countries
MARCH WHEAT CLOSED SEVEN
CENTS ABOVE FINAL FIGURE
IN CHICAGO PIT ON FRIDA Y
A phenomenal rise Is apparent in
today's wheat Market. March wheat
closing at 1.78 3-8 and May at $1.71
5-8. This Is contrasted with Krkbiy's
market, when March wheat closed at
1.6 and May at $1.63.
Following are the figures, received
by overbock & Cooke, local brokers:
J ily .75
May .19 '4
High Low Close
1.70 1.6SH 1.70
London, 3.64 M,. r
N. Y. money. 7 percent,
i From overberk & Cooko Co.)
Wheat Increased activity, accom
panied by extensive short covering
featured this market today and Belling
E. . KIDDLE ON HIGHWAY
WILL H. BENNETT BECOMES VICE PRESIDENT "
' OF INLAND EMPIRE BANK OF PENDLETON
Pendleton's banking fraternity received an Impo riant addition today
It-rough Will H. lennett becoming vice president nf the Inhind Empire l.'anh,
succeeding C. K. WaNea who has served n vice pros. dent and cashier since the
organisation c.f the bunk imill the pieent lime. Mr. Bennett is already well
known here through having been lure frequently an state bunk examiner and
superintendent of luniks, lie first entered tile bunklnir isime In Eastern Ore
gon In when he look a position under George Consor In Die . Firm Nutionul
I ank of Heppner. He was at Heppner for fiur e:iiK. He whs xiflerwardi
teller In the Citizens X.-itlomil lank at Pakcr bookkeeper In the Kirsl National
Tank of 1'ortlnnd, an exicutive In the .State ft (Savings l'ank of Klamath Falls j
uml left Klamalh In lalfi to become, c.ihivr of the hij:(;ii. l ank of I'prt-j
land. He had pre IuiiMly to that til. to been Mate bank explainer and in l-.il ;
was appelated superintendent of liatilis. He n-ined that i,.sitiMi In accept !
the vice presidenc' of ihe Inland Ktniore r'ank. Mr. I'enneit is a naiie of
I'ortlaud, having heen burn there In 1ST:', lie wan nmrricd April II, ISilS. to
Mlrts Iteairlee, iltirchell of l'endleton and they have oi.c sen vvim was Is
months of aj-o on New Veatis day. The l'ennettti will have their home on
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jMAN ENTERS IN DARK; j
WOMAN CAPTURES HIM I
WITH SPOCN OF SILVER,
NKW VoltK, Jan. 3. (A. P. )
Awakened early today by the
clicking of a key in the front door
of her apartment, Itcrtha Miller,
architect, crept from her bed.
drew n shining object from a buf-
fet drawer and walled. A man
entered. He felt something press
npntiiNt his ribs and heard an or
der, "liehave now, keep your
hands up and sit down on that
chair." He obeyed. Miss Miller
called her tdMer v. ho opened a
window And blew a police whistle.
Police came. Miss Miller Hiwh
ed, sank In n ehttr and tossed a
silver spoon on Ihe table.
The man was bold in iL'.HaO bail
on a technical charge of burglary.
ptii.it i: uiiki's homi: iiOMiti:il
FOIIT IinuiiK, Iowa", Jan. 3. A.
P.) The home of K. M. Klattery,
chief of police, was damaged Sunday
by a bomb. The porch was blown
away and windows broken, as well as
the windows of a nearby house. Mr.
Flattery was thrown from his bed
i Two men are being held by the polfci-.
lug by longs. - A more confident feel
:ng In tin? general business situatloi
seemed to prevail, although a snhstaii
t'al basis for" such conclusiotls failed tt
materialize. The passage by the Sen
ate of the War Finance bill over th
president's veto had much to do witt
the strength late in Ihe day. Casl
premiums wire without Important
change. The spot market udMincct
with the futures. Kxport orders wen
reported in the market but up to lb
close only 200, una were confirmed u
having ben 'worked. It seems tin
reasonable to assume trt.it Knrope wll
tOiillnue buying in tills country in vol
lime and as there Is as yet no Indira
Hon of a change In domesctlc condi
tions, we doubt the stability of such
advances as registered today.
OF BONUS MEASURE
OI.YMI'IA. Wash., Jan. S.
( A. -Tho supreme court has
upheld Hie constitutionality of
the soldiers' bonus b endorsed
Jiy the referendum, which will
give ex-service men $15 for each
month they aerved In the war.
URGED FOR COLUMBIA!
WASHINGTON, Jan. (A. P. )
Senator Thomas of Colorado, speaking
fur ratification of the treaty for pay
ment of 3 25, 1)00,000 millions to Colom
bia, said that American negotiations
for construction of the 1'anania canal
cr eliegim with Colombia and later
curie, 1 on with tho revolutiou-built
Panama and was "without justifica
tion and therefore indeiensible."
Measure to Revive War Fi
nance Corporation Adopted
by Vote of 53 to 5 After
President Had Rejected It.
HOUSE IS EXPECTED
TO FOLLOW SENATE
Veto Message Asserts Move
Would Raise Prices in This
Country and be Hurtful to
j 'WASHINGTON. Jan. , tA. P.)
I lie resolution to revive tnc war II
nance corporation wan passed by the
senate over the president's veto f,3 to
five. Similar action by tlic houc is
forecast by supporters of the resolu
tion. , The president's message said
the corporation was created to stimu
late exports during the war, and the
object of the proposed revival was to
increase exports so as to raise prices
ill this country. He said it . would
raise false hopes among the very peo
ple who would exect most and would
be hurtful to the natural and orderly
processes of business.
Two Monliis Left.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 3. (IT. P.)
i'ongress has returned to work with
exactly two months of lis sesMon left.
Leaders In both houses insist on the
steadiest work so all opproprlation j
bills may be passed before Alareh 4.
Special efforts will be made In the '
house to get all nppropria!i..i htlls
into the senate V thin the'- present
month. The senate, this week, will
consider tho nitrate bill, designed to
give farmers cheaper and more abun
dant fertilizers. Kinergency tariff
legislation nnfl the soldier's bones will
be taken up by tiie senate finance
committee with Senator Penrose,
committee chairman, 'in charge for
the first time in many months. Pen
rose is expected to quash both meas
ures. The house ways and means
onimillee will begin hearing Thurs-
on tariff revision, laying the
foundation for a general tariff bill at
the special session.
TKXTII.K MIU.N ISKOPKX
riSOVIUKNCE, 11. I.. Jan. C
P.) Several Khode Island textile
mills reopened after being closed from
one to thiee weeks.
CATTI.H IMIK'KS IlItillEH.
PORTLAND. Jan. 3. (A. P.) Cat
tle higher, choke steers JS.50 to $3.25;
hogs, higher, prime mixed, 112 to
$12. 3a; sheep strong; cggn and butter
CLEAR THE TRACK!
FLOOD OF WATER, BUT SERIOUS
DAMAGE REPORTS ARE LACKING
Six Foot Mark on Gauge
Reached This Morning; High
Water in Meacham Creek
Subject of Worry to 0-W.
Debris in larne quantities r"h"d
last Pendleton today In a bankfub
rniatllla river. The stream was swol
len to a height seldom seen here, ow
ing to the heavy rains of the past few
days, which have melted snow In tht
mountains nearby. No damage of Im
portance has been heard of.
The crest of the mud-laden river
flood at the six foot mark on the
Ruagn on the Bowman building this
mornin?. It has been nearly a foot
higher during the night. With the
cessation of the rain and a cooler at
mosphere, the flood subsided a bit.
Wild Horse creek and the creeks
nb'.ve all fed their share of mud and
rushing w'ater to the Umatilla. Tutull
la creek, which empties into the I'ma-
HIGH WATER IN WILLAMETTE HAS
FLOODED LOWER DOCKS, PORTLAND;
SECTION OF BOULEVARD TORN OUT
Water Rising Slowly Today and
May Pass 18 Foot Mark if
Further Bain Should In
crease Flow of Eiver. .
PORTLAND, Jan S. (A. P.)
Tho Willamette Stood at the 17.7 foot
stage this morning. Practically all the
lower dock levels are flooded but lit
tle damage is expected as the dock
operators were warned. Workers
were busy yestrruuy removing ..mate-.
Hais front the Front street docks. Th
water is rising very slowly today and
may not pass the 18 foot mark unless
a hejivy rain should come. A section
NKW YORK, Jan. 3. (U. P.)
Somewhere in tho blizzard-swept
reaches of northern Canada, three
L'nitcd Statess navy balloonists who
left ltockaway December 13, and dis
appeared, are traveling by dog team
toward Cochrans, on the national
transcontinental railway, where they
expect to entrain for home. Word that
the three missing airmen are sate was
received In a tetlegram at Rockaway
Point navy air station, dispatched by
the three from mattlce. Out. The
message Is believed to have been de
livered by an Ondian runner.
:illa west of town, was reported within
its banks and giving no trouble. Mc
Kay and Birch creeks were high but
not extremely troublesome.
Walters' Island, Just below Main
street bridge, wan partially submerged
and' a portion of tho upper end was
washe d out by the water rushing over
the falls at the diversion dam. The
little footbridge across the mill race
wag partially destroyed by the high
water and debris in the race.
Railroad trains on the O. W. R. & Jf.
carried orders out of here Sunday to
exercise care in the vicinity of Dun
can, where water was high In Meach
am creek. Trainmen reported that
there was water standing In the yard
there. All trains have been arriving
trom over the mountain nearly on
Inquiry at the local office of the
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co..
disclosed that telephone wires have
not been damaged by the rain and high
water. All lines are now in use.
of the Terwilligcr boulevard was torn
out by a slide yesterday.
PORTLAND, Jan. 3. U. P.)
With the Willamette river two feet
and seven inches above the flood stage
basements along the river front are
flooded. Docks are under three feet
of water. No damage of consequence
is reported, a business firms moved
their goods Saturday and Sunday,
following weather bureau warnings.
A heavy rainfall Sunday, nearly one
inch and a half, contributed to the un
usually high tide of the river for -Jan
Oregon City Isolated.
OREGON CITY. Jan. 3. (l P.)
As far as direct highway connections
from the north are concerned, Ore
gon City is an Island. At Parkplace
tho road. Is flooded with art undimi
nished flow of abut three feet of wa
ter and the Pacific highway route
through Oswego is Impassible. Several
automobiles arc stuck in the flooded
FOR POSSIBLE FIGHT
WITH THE BOLSHEVIKI
VIENNA, Jan. 3. C. P.)
Military preparations have been
made by Rumania, after six new
bolsheviki divisions had been
identified on the Dneister front.
King Ferdinand has mobilised
the classes of nineteen thirteen,
fourteen and fifteen and mili-
tarized the Rumanian railways.
'. The assignment of Bessarabia
former Russian territory, to the
allies is looked on as a cause for
possible military action by the
L-AI5DIXAI, GIBBONS IMPROVES i
BALTIMOKH, Jan. 3. (L. P.) A I
mlletin issued by his secretary stated
-"urrHonl riihiions had a most refresh-!
ng sleep and is in better health than ;
time since he became in a
SUPREME COURT DECISION
IN DUPLEX CSE, AGAINST
CONTENTION BY UNIONISTS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. The United
States supreme court handed down its
first interpretation of sections of the
Clayton act aimed to protect trade
unions from court injuncions. The
decision is unfavorable o labor. The
isiso was between the Duplex printing
press company of Battle Creek, Mich.,
mid the international Association of
machinists. The company conducted
an open shop. Failing to unionise the
shop, it was alleged machinists tried
to prevent the machines being set up.
himie.l or onerated. thus preventing
use of the company's product. 'The
company asked an injunction under
the Sherman anti-trust act. claiming a
conspiracy In restraint of Interstate
commerce. The union relied on the
,-i.,.i,.i ,! tuissed after the famous
HEIUU KO IN REVOLT.
SAN ANTONIO. Jan.
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Geneial Rudolph Herrero. who was!
! held ill prison for six months charged'
jwilh being responsible for the death'
of Carrania, is reported to have placed
himself at the head of a body of his
former troops near 1'uehla and Is in
rebellion against the Obregon govern
ment, according to reliable Informa
tion reaching here.
BIG WOOL GROWER
Selection of Wallowa County
Man Generally Pleasing to
Local Folk Though They
Wanted Nelson Appointed.
NEW MEMBER IS BANKER
AS WELL AS STOCKMAN
Believed Umatilla County Needs
Will Find Consideration at
Hands of Mr. -Dobbin; Nf
Conflict of Interests.
SALEM, Jan. 3. (A. P.) Governor
Olcott today appointed Jay H. Dobbin
of Joseph. Wallowa county, as s mem
ber of the state highway commission,
succeeding the late B. E. Kiddle. Dob
bin is a prominent stockman, presi
dent of the Oregon Wool Grower' as
sociation. Hesides being a sheep '
grower Dobbin is a horse and mule
breeder and Is Interested in banks at
Joseph and Entetrprlse.
Though regretting that the governor
could not see his way clear to appoint
D. H. Nelson to the highway board, '
local people are pleased at the selec- .
tion of Iobin, regarding- him as
highly desirable man for tha highway
commission. It is pointed out that
the interests of Wallowa county are
somewhat similar to the interests of
Union. Baker and Umatilla counties so
It is felt the selection of Dobbin will
generally please the, residents of coun-
j ties along the Columbia nlgrnsiy" and
lHibWn Xot Consulted
SALEM. Jan. 3. (C. P.) Jay Dob
bin, Wallowa county rancher and
stockman, was named by Governor Ol
cott as state highway commissioner
succeeding the late E. E. Kiddle. . The '
governor said Dobbin had not been
consulted, but he hoped he would ac
cept. Dobbin's name was not Includ
ed in a list of ten candidates whoso
friends were flooding the executive
fiee with telegrams and . letters of
NAVAL PLANES MAKE
FLIGHT TO PANAMA; '
NO MISHAP SO FAR
SAN DIEGO, Jan. S. (U. P.)
Preparing to continue their flight to
ward Panama, made without serious
ace'dent so far. F-5-L division of the
Pacific air fleet is reported at Bander
las bay, while XC planes are reported
at Mugdalena Bay, lower California,
according to the latest radio dispatch
es from the seaplanes received at th
fulled States naval air station here.
The N-C-5 is reported to have made a
702 mile" flight from San Diego to
Magdalena bay in the record time of
nine hours and 13 minutes.
F.l GI AE ALSO ISOITED.
PORTLAND, Jan. 3. (A. P.) Eu
gene and Oregon City are reported,
practically maae lsianas oy ino nign
uier n .usu.,.
Danubury hatters decision, exempting
unions from the operation of the anti
Reported by Major Lee Moorhouse,
or snow, cold
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