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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1921.
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Bolshevik Agents Appear in
Turkish Capital Enticing
Remnants of Wrangel Force
to Join Alliance and Coup.
THREE CAMPAIGN PLANS
ARE ECHOED IN LONDON'
British Probe Discloses Es-
pccially Extensive Move
Launched for Baltic Drive to
Reclaim Once-held Lines.
LOXDON. Jan. 14. tHy Webb Mil
ler, V. P. Btaff Correspondent,)
Three military campaigns, one of
them affecting I rent lirllntin directly,
has been under consideration by the
Husslan government, according to re
ports to the British forejitn office to-t
tlay, The Haltlo Blanc through Itu
mania to Constantinople, or through !
the Caucasus to India. '
Accustomed to war scares which
never materialize, the foreign office
Investigated carefully afier first re
ports from Perls of the bolshevik ad
vance. It was found that an espec
ially extensive movement has been
started for the llaltlc drive to reclaim
former Russian lines,
lispntches from Alliens today lent
color to reports of the Husn an pur
pose to claim Constantinople. It Is
aid that bolshevik agents have ap
peared In the Turkish capital to work
among remnants of the Wrangcl arm; i
there. Wrangcl forces, according to j
these reports, were tinted to execute i
a Coup d'etat seize the city proclaim j
a red government and enter Into an
Immediate alliance with .Moscow. For
eign office Instigations caused the be
lief, however, that the first Russian
attack will be launched at Pallic ter
ritories. TODAYTO $1,773-8
A decrease In price Is noted in to
day's wheat market, March wheat
losing; at $1.77 1-8. The closing for
March yesterday was $1.79. A slight
Increase is noted In the May wheat,
which closed at $1.70 7-H today, the
closlne yestchray being $1.70 5-8.
High. low. Close.,
March l,tH l.st'i 1.76 1.77
May 1.70 1.73 V. 1.69 Vi
May .74 -i; .74 Si .74 V
July ,75V .754 .75
May 1.D3H .155 l.CJ 14 LRU
. May 1 .74
Ixindon, 3.75 3-4.
Home, ,034 9.
X. Y. Money, 6 per rent.
(From Overlook ft Cnolto Co.)
It wns an active mixed trade with
the market encountering good sup
port on the early dip but later meet
ing heavy selling by longs and com
mission houses against purchases of
cash grain in the country. A disap
pointing feature of the news was the
absence of export buying and al
though bids were said to be In the
market, thev were 6 to Sc out of line,
New York messages telling of somej
good slued purchases belnir made in '
the Argentine gave rise to the fear !
that foreign buying In this country 4 lie.
might be at an end. The domestic j
milling demand continued good but KF. Alt CFI.F.IIUITY FH'X!
without foreign competition, setitl- oltl'MOX AiHUCl l.TCH AI. COL
mcnt would turn to the hear side and LKOK, Corvallls. Jan. 14. Another
It Is patent therefore thnt develops In near celebrity has been d'senvered on
export circles will have much to do the campus. Homer Itiath, cousin of
with shaping; the course of prices in Cronernl J. J. Pershing, has register
the immediate future. It Is the fti. He was graduated from the ltose
opInloD of leading Interests that for- burg high school In June. 1920. Itiath
elgners will be In the market on any 'is registered in the school of engineer
Oecllne. Umr, taking a course In industrial arts.
SHEEP MEN IN OREGON GIVE
HIGHER WAGES THAN ARE .
PAID NOW BY NEIGHBORS
Oregon sheep men are pacing their
herders and feeders hiither wages than
aro the sheep men of Idaho and
Washington, Mac Hoke, secretary for
tiie Cunningham Hheep Co.. said to
day. He has received conslderabln
correspondent in the past few days
ft"m Individual operators in both
states, In which they declare that cuts
In tho wages paid labor on sheep
ranches may Uuve to xomo dow n stili I
Feeders In Idaho aro getting about
140 a month and board, Mr. Hoke
said, while herders are averaging
about ISO and board. In this section
tho herders are receiving $75 and
board and feeders about $115 and
board. Washington Is comlim down
to the $60 basis for herders, letters
lo Mr. Hoko euld.
LAWYER SLAIN BY AXE
MKItlDIAX, Mis Jan. 14
Moody Price, prominent
i f. i'.)
lawyer, was dragged from
early today by two unidentified men,
find liaised to pieces "with an axe
while his wife looked on. Mrs. "Price
was unhurt, l)iit wan too hysterical to
Rive a description of tho men. So
clues were found.
Hioodhoumls arc b'-luir used in an
effort to Had the sbiyen
Pendleton's Poy Scout tropp will be
I officially organized tonight at a meet
ing to be held at 7 o'clock at the
home of Mrs. O.ertrude o'Cara. on
j Johnson street, ltev. J. M. Cornelison,
I who has taken charge as temporary
ccout master, expects i!5 boys to be
present to join tho troop.
I Three citizens already are on the
list to act as the troop committee of
representative citizens, standing be
hind the oi(,'an4tlon. They are: ltev.
(leotse I- Clark. L. C. Seharpf and
jt. It Thompson. t)t hers will be added
Jr, u, Ellsworth, who was troop
physician for the A'torla P,oy' Srout.i,
j.aH offered his service In a sinillar
caimcitv- here. K' s offer has been
accepted and his appointment made,
lie Is a Spun!i"h Was Veteran.
Through Or. Ellsworth's efforts a
supply of 25 h'coul Manuals was re
ceived today and the boys tonieht will
be enable to get Into the work with
out delay. Indications are that the
movement will be a succcs from tho
start and add something worth while
to the boy life In Pendleton, ltev. Mr
Cotnelison said. ,
IN TO BA
America's Immigration problem will
bo treated from all Us angles In the
Korum of . the Presbyterian church.
Tho meeting will bev held Tuesday
eveninif, Jan. 2.'.. In tin church and
tho discussions are to be open to
the general public.
Frederick W., Ptelwcr, local a.ttor
t;ey: Krnest I.. Vrookntt, former Pnl
ver.sity of Oregon debater; ltev. John
S.-cor. pastor of the Methodist Kpts
copul church, and Kev. Alfred Iick
wood. pastor of the Church of the
Ilcdeemer, Kplscupiil, ure to bo tho
speakers. Knch will he assigned i.
different line of thought to develop.
The only topic unnounced so far Is
that, of ltev. Mr. Uockwood, who his
chosen "our Duty to the Allen."
Japanese Immigration, which Is one
of the timeliest Issues on the Pacific
slope of the 1'nited Sta.les today, will
be one of the topics up for considera
tion." Asiatic Immigration in general
will also be considered Immigra
tion from the Near East and from
tho Latin countries of Kttrope are
other topics to be dealt with.
A banquet at 6:30 o'clock will pre
cede the discussions. l'.oth affair
are open to the pumic; i;ev. j.
ild today, but a plate
charge Is made for the
the discussion will be open to the pub-
I tail conditions In the sheep busi
ness in Montana and Wyoming have
thrown large number of sheep herd
cis nut of work, Mr. Hoke said. Num
erous applications from men seeking
work have come to Ills office In thf
last few days. Most of ihe men wen
from the stales east of here.
I No official action toward a lower
ilng of sheep hands' wages has been
li.,i.'.. hi- .. ,,f Hie Ktntp sssncia-
tlons. Mr. Hoke said. Individual op
erators, however, declare that with
the present price of wool and mutton
they cannot continue to pay the scale
if wuitos which prevailed when prices
were good and men scarce. Tt Just
what hnsis wnees in these parts will
be adjusted, Mr. Hoke could not say.
but be predicted that ere long the
sheen men of t'inatilla county would
'iie forced to make some reduction.
LAST OF $1000 LEFT
AS INHERITANCE GIVES
BRIEF, ODD EPITAPH
An untarnished story In a few !
words Ih contained on the reverse
Hide of u $5 federal reserve nolo I
which thin morning passed !
through tho hands of a paying !
teller in the American National j
bank. The bill, Boiled and crum- j
pled, wus Inscribed In indelible I
pencil, "thiH Is the laKt of a $1000 I
No name, no date nor address
wa Included. Tho story which
led to tho writing of the inscrip
tion could only be surmised. How
long Blnce the epitaph was pen
siled could only bo guessed at.
The bill was withdrawn from cir
culation to Ko to the federal re
serve bank for replacement by a
crisp, new $5 note.
Umatilla County Librarian
Formulates Rules for Stan
dardization and Assistants
Receive Tribute for Work.
Pendleton's library circulation dur
ing the past year totals over 28,000,
according to the yearly library report
which now nears completion. The
report shows that fiction road 'n the
city In 1920 was 65 percent of the to
tal boons 1'MUKmI toaduhs, v tile the
children's books lead were .1" per
cent of the total. Of the umiohe i.i
the county library system, Atheou, ti e
first to r port, had a clrculatio'i :f
5159, or 10 books to each person, in
tiie pest ear. Iteports are coming
in from the brauchea and the com
plete r port will be given oon.
Miss Freda Glover and Miss Helen
Clark, ii's stants at the PendK'ton li
brary, recently deilitieil an ofer from
Miss Cornelia .!arin. state libiarian,
which would have made tacb of the
young women the bead of a county li
brary at a Salary larjter than that
which they have-received lure. Miss
Marvin paid a trii'ute to the experi
ence which the ai-sitauts have h-ol
iu the. local library. Miss Glover re
ceived hi r training In Vincon:4h) and
Misa Ciurk in lloston.
1 fiiatiliu Sjslcin Mciitfotict!.
The rules of standardization for
branch HbrarieK as used in .this coun
ty, are published in this month's issue
of "Public l.lbrarie.V one of the
lending trade journals for librarians.
The rules were formulated by Miss
Sabra Nason, county librnrian, and so
far as ts known, are the first evcrturcs
in standardizing brunch libraries of a
county' system. The magazine tins
month is the county library number.
Miss Helen Johns, formerly an as
sistant In the local library, now
atudlng library work at Pratt Insti
tute, in a letter to Miss Nason states
that next semestfr she exper ts to vis
.t the branch libraries in Hrooklyn.
During tile Christmas vacation Miris
lohns respond! d to a plea from the
New York l.brury for aid durinir the
KiMflKiiers Are .Headers.
Miss Johns in speaking of her ex
perience, says: "My work was in the
Aeullar branch on Fast 11 nth street
which Is completecly surrounded by
foreigners, j think it is the next to
the largest one In the city, ion
hopld sec tho crowds coming in am!
fHnntlnucfl on pne K.
v it' tyi
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Lijia.ai''tW-'; iiVailVni'i rt- ,. V . , T TT
Writer of Threatening Letters
Being Sent to Prominent
Portlanders Makes Second
Escape While Officers Wait.
SEEN FLASHING SIGNALS
Shots Are Fired at Place
Where Ladd is Ordered to
Deliver $25,000; Same Sum
is Demanded From Woman.
POHTLANO, Jan. 14.- (A. P.)-
"Shadow" escaped the police and
deputy sheriffs again early today in
I spite of bullets fired by the officers.
I The second escape in w hich tho writer
of the threatening let'ers escapt J oc
curred In the outsidrts of Portland at
another rendezvous prescribed for J.
Wesley Itdd, banker, to deliver a
package containing $2r.j0. When
the machine was approaching "Shad
ow" flashed signals. The police open
ed fire, but there was no trace of
' Deputy sheriffs Mollenhour and
I.amonte renor'ed that about two
hours after "Shdow" escapted they
were accosted whi.e searching: for him
by a man who ordered them n throw
up the'r hands. Pcfore the officer:;
couid get out their weapons the jr.an
fired six shots; The officers fired at
him. He escaped in the brush.
S'l ADOW PFMAXOS SCJS (;
POHTLAND, Jan, 14. (A. P.)
Mrs. Phil (Jevurtz received a threaten
ing letter from ".Shadow" demanding
$25,000, It has become known.
UNDER flJBE OF Sflffl
Members of Asociation Pay
$300 Initiation Fee, Involves
Several .Companies, Has 250
Members in Portland.
.AN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14. (A. P.I
Airplane delivery of liquor from Ca
nada and its distribution through a
comprehensive organization operating
under lbs cloak of an ostensible air-
plane school, were reported today by
D. V. Smith, prohibition officer from
Portland, Ore., cooperating with John
.1. Omsidinc prohibition supervisor, in
in investigation of the alleged asso
ciation. According to information which: the
i officers said they had obtained, the
(association has in initiation fee of
i $;bia, has 2.r.0 members in
j -ilone, has several companies and an
i airplane school operated as cloaks for
'its i?al busim-ss, t-'even airplanes fly
ing between the Canadian Pnruer ana
coast states tmd a protective syMem
whereby its niemiM rs by assessment
furnish funds for legal aid for ar
WOW FIGHT FOR HIM.
TAX ON BACHELORS IS
i SUGGESTED AS WAY TO
20 MILLION REVENUE
WA.SHINfJTO.N-, in. 14. (I".
i) .Mrs. Clara Wears Taylar,
member of the Washington itent
Commission, through . Wilson's
appointment, has porposed that
Congress levy a tax on bachelors.
Pointing out that the United
States now has approximately
1". 000,000 bachelors, more than
any other country of the world,
.ilis. Tavlor. estimated that such
a tx would yield $'-'0,000,000 or
more a year. She, w'ould have the
range from one to fife dollars a
y. ar per unattached male, accord
ing to age. ' ;
OF LIEUTENANT'S DEATH
State Department , Despatches
Note Implying Sentry Was
Unjustified in Attempting to
Halt American Officer.
MANILA, Jan. 14. (A. V.I Japan
has agreed to an indemnity as the re
sult of -the killing of Lieutenant I.anff
ilon of cruiser Alabama at" Vladtvo-
skl it is understood here today.
imiral (Sieves who started for
livoskl to investiKafe. returned
last nltjht having received a wireless
message. Indicating the affair settled.
State Dciuirtmcnt IiKpiircs.
'WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (A. P.)
The state department will not drop
the Iini4lon affair without conv.nc
ing proof of Japan's intention to. make
similar Incidents improbable, it is an
nounced here. The government is
awaiting a satisfactory assignment
following the despatching of the note
. The note to Japan stated the facts
"f Lanedon's death as learned by the
state department, and expressed a
belief 'that the Japanese government
would view the incident in the same
light a-s this government. The state
ment of facts implies that the Japa
nese sentry was unjustified in his at
tempted halt of an American officer.
i A direct question as to whether Jap-
........t. uj anuii ut MUM U.MOK 11
warranted or not is raised. The Am
erican officials, I understood wer
confident that Japan will do every
thing possible to adjust the situation
. Aib ipiatc Steps Asked.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.-fl'. P.)
The killing of Lieutenant langdon
by a Japanese sentry at Vladivostok
is "serious and regrettable." the state
department has informed the Japan
ese government, it developed here to
day. The department also asked Ja
pan to take "adequate sters" for rec
tifying the wron!( and as far as it it
possible, preventing a recurrence of
such an incident. The state depart
ment is still considering; asking that
compensation be made Ingdon's
PltOTFSTS GKi:EK PllKSS ACTION
ATHENS. Jan. 14. f A. IM- Th
j Hritish minister entered protest with
ine creek government today over the
action of a section of the Greek press
in printing editorials condoning the
attempt to assassinate Venivelns
made by two Greek officers in purit
t:ie articles urged the Greek na
tion to stand behind the accused men.
BY TWENTY NEW SHOES
Ten pairs of men's new dress shoes.
found in the possession of Charles
Evans, alias Andrew Ilivers and
Charles Evans, resulted in his arrest
last evening by the police and special
agents for the O. W. K. & N. Co. The
r.fllro'ad Inspectors are endeavoring tc
learn whether the shoes have been
stolen from a box ear In transit or
from a warehou-.e.
. The shoes, manufactured by the Pe
ters Shoe Co:, of St. Louis. bear no
stamp of a retailer. This leads to the
belief that they have been stolen In
transit from the factory. They were
being kept in the man's room here
In the city and police are trying to as
certain wether he made any sales ol
Two men held a few days ago on a
charge of attempting to sell a palr'of
men's new shoes on the street are be
lieved by the police to have had some
connection with Evans. They did not
have the goods in thier possession
when the police arrested them and
after being held over night in the city
lail, were released and ordered to
While evidence is being: sought on
the shoes. Evans is held In the city
lail. So far as the police know, he
was not implicated in the recent rob-
bery at Attalia, on wh eh two Mexi-
cjiits were aiso picsea up nere.
Perhaps the strongest cast ever ga
'hered in a high school play will pre
sent the senior play tonight in the
high school auditorium. .The cast
consist. of several fmmr paitietvanta
In high school plays. Only a few with
out previous experience are In the
ast. 'The House Next Door" a play
n three acts by J. Hartley Manners,
is laid in London, England. The
whole action takes place in that city,
't is in the form of a comedy drama
and combines humor and pathos.
Sis John Colswold, an English bar
inet, has lost his' estate to the wcal-
hy Jew next door. This has increas
ed his bitterness for the Jews and
he tries to keep his children from
marrying into the Jewish family. They
finally give In but before the play
n. over the children are again to-
rether and their father decides that
ne has all through his life been
wronging the Jews.
Characters Well Clmscn
To add to the play is the chanc
er of Walter Lewis, Cecil Cotswold's
(Continued on page 5.)
MARION" Jan. 14. I By Itaymond
Clapper. V. P. Staff Correspondent)
Some way of escaping from an
eleventh hour rush of job hunters,
which is now swooping., down upon
him is sought by Harding. Office
seekers are arriving in such numbers
daily as to seriously impede his pro
gress in framing his cabinet and in
reiving his complicated international
ind domestic problems.
Put for the most part they are
loomed for disappointment because
Harding intends to allow his cabinet
members and other important execu
tives to select their own employes. A
high percentage of tho jobs asked un
der civil service, are already filled
MAIL WORTH $8010
CHIiUOO Jan. 14 U". P.) Thcvt
mail s-aeks contain. us $ii,nu) wrt :
stolon while Ihmus; carried from the
poet office to tho railway station ai ;
Mount Vernon, 111., according to in-;
formation received ly the iont office)
inspectors here. The money was ie-'
helnfj taken lo t tic mine to meet lhc
N. Y. GUARDS AGAINST
DEEDS OF OUTLAWS
XKW YOKK, Jan. 14. t A. IM
'uhlie buikUiiits, churches, public utfl-
ty plants mid homes of wealthy citi
zens throughout the city are heavily
t'lrded toda by order of the police
ts a precautionary measure against
P4 visible radical demonstrations.
MIXES IM GUN
AND THEN IS TAKEN
I Mil viiiiuii wivrviiti vivti twin
Fatal Shots in Encounter
With Occupants of Stalled
Automobile Who Open Fire.
Is Later Released Upon Plea to
Return to Save Life of Com
rade and Thugs Are Cap
tured Two Hours Afterward;
SF.ATTI.K, Jan. 14. H'. P.) Pa
trolman htevins llol this afternoon
from wounds received In his encoun
ter with Imiidits this morning.
SEATTLE, Jan. H (t. P.) The
four bandits who fought the xun bat
tle with policemen at 9 a. m. wero
captured two hours later. Two of
them were wounded. The other two1
escaped down the road but returned
to the shore when the two police
men, with drawn revolvers threaten
ed them from the shore. Patrolman
Stevens was possibly fatally shot dur
ing battle, following which the band
its kidnaped Patrolman Herald and
escaped in an automobile in which
Stevens and Herald had approached
them, as their own ear was stalled in
Herald was released by the
bandits after he pleaded with them to
(allow hjm t0 ret am, t
,h , ,., ..,.
Mall.il Car Gives ('inc. '
SEATTLE, Jan. 14 (C. P.) In a
running fight between two policemen
and four bandits today Patrolman
Stevens was shot and perhaps fatally
weunded. It Is believed at least one
bandit was shot. The fight started
when the police patrol automobile,
occupied by Patrolmen Stevens and
Herald, ran upon an 'auto mired In
the mud here, which roused their sus.
picions. I'pon approach of the offi
cers the occupants of the stalled car
j immediately opened fire with auto-
mittcsc ' The poiitemen rvturned' th
fire and left their machine. The
bandits, after wounding Stevens,
forced Herald to take a more vanta
geous position and secured possession
of the police car and escaped.
Blood was transfused from four fel
low patrolman today in a, desperate
effort- to save Stevens' life.
The two wounded bandits confessed
to dozen robberies, the police an
nounced. None is more than 21 years
LOCAL POST TO TAKE
Action on the proposed bonus bill
for the former service men of Ore
gon is to be taken tonight by Pendle
ton Post American Legion In a special
meeting called for S o'clock in the as
sembly room of the county library.
The meelinf is uimllttr In 1hMi l.l..
Fjheld by all the active legion posts all
lover Oregon and is intended to give,
to the state legislature an expression
or tne sentiment of former service,
men on the measure.
Fifteen dollars a month cash bonus
for every month in service spent by
an Oregon man is asked. As an al
ternative the proposed measure asks
that a loan of $400 for a home or
farm be made for each thre months
spent in service. A maximum of $2.
ooo for the loan Is pluced. In some
features the bonus asked resembles
that which was voted for the former
service men of. Washington by tho
people of that state at the general
election Nov. 2.
Xcw Service to Itcgln.
G. L. Simpson and Virgil E. llcrry
ill next week begin a Walla Wnlla
Pendlqton freight service. One round
trip will be made dally and a schedule
is to be arranged luter. .Mr. Simpson
will make his headnuarters here and
-Mr. lterry in Walla Walln. . A two
and a half ton .Master truck will be
used. and later more trucks will bo
Reported by Major I-ec Moor hju,