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In fore gives tf the dverttr o-e
twlcs the guaranteed paid eiretilatlua
In Pendleton and I imk li I In, county u(
any oihor newspaper.
The Bat pran run or yesterday's Dally
Thl paper I member of end audited
toy the Audit Bureau o( Circulation.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPE2
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
DAILY EAST OKEGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1921.
Mexicans Are Believed to Have
.Suffered Some Casualties;
Scores of Shots Exchanged.
DETACHMENT OF TROOPS I
I ARE RUSHED TO SCENE
Rifle" Fire is Started From
Mexican Side and American
Guards Appealed for Help.
AMOW ''ViiOLSIIEVIKI HAVE
tak Stress of kronstadt
. ARL, confirmed by dispatches
GENERAL FOCH HAS A
SNEAKIN' DESIRE TO
-SEE THE ROUND-UP
F.L TASO. Tex., March 18. (f. P.)
A battle between Mexican smuggler
Vntted State soldier and linmlgra
tlon authorities across the Hlo Orand'e
near her wan quieted Mirly today
after a night of firing. Two Amer
icans were wounded. The Mexlrun
are believed to have suffered Home
casualties. The lmttl. I which score
of hot were exchanged, started
ahortly after midnight when the Am
erican Immigration guards Surprised
a group of Mexican waiting on the
river, tt la believed the smugglers
had liquor and drug. The Mexican
opened fire, returning to their own
aide. A ririe fire started immediately
from the Mexican aide from the aide
of the smugglers along the river. A
detachment from the 4slh .Infantrj
waa rushed to the Mesne from Kl I'uxo
when the American guard appealed
An addition -may be ibullt to the
" county hospital If a proposition now
' before the county court la considered
favorably. The court is now studying
the question and following Investlga
tlon may decide definitely to build It
waa revealed by the court thl morn
ing. At the present time the county hos
pital haa no women patient and ha
no provision for the acceptance of
them. Only men no far have been tak.
' ti at the honpltaPand a a result the
county la put to more or less expense
In earing for Indigent women of thr
county outside of the hoHpltala. Some
of then coat a much a $30 a month
It la said. By the building of an addi
tion to the county house for these
women patients, a saving-lo the county
tan be mode.
Patient in need of surgical atten
tion at the present time must he sent
to some other hospital where there
are operating room facilities and the
cost of these operation together with
room rent and food amount to con
aiderable sum every year.
In 1920 the. county paid out the sum
of 12689 for operating expense at
various hospital and this sum con hi
saved the county If an addition Is built
' permitting the performing of opera
tions at the county hospitals.
' WALSENBtmO, Colo.. March 18.
"in p A rule of the Pullman com-
.n.nv which Is aaid to permit their
niters to sleep while on duty is held
partially responsible by the coroner'
Jury for the death of five persons near
here Tuesday when a sleeper on the
Denver and Rio Grande train was
burned. The Jury decided the fire
was of unknown origin but It could
hnve been avoided had the porter of
the car not been asleep.
General Koch, who hn prob.
ably not had a real thrill since
November lll918. wpuld like
to see the Hound-1'p. This is
the new from Spokane and
they have It straight. Hearing
some time ago that the general
planned a trip to the United
Stale the Spokane chamber of
commerce took steps through an
appropriate channel to Invite the
general to slop In their c:ty
while visiting America. The
Spokane emissary, who was an
army officer still In . Paris, put
the Invitation up to Foch and
questioned him a to what he
would like moxt to see In this
country. The answer waa that
the allied commander' hunkered
to meet, up with some good cow
boy nn;l he h:id acquired this
desire partly from startling pic.
tures he had seen. As inter
preted by Major1 Laird of the
Hpokane chamber the general
has been bitten by the Hound
Up bug. However, the chances
of a visit of the famous french
man this year are remote as ha
still has some duties to attend to
on the Ithlne and thereabouts.
WII.NOV ;T tJ2,SOO
NEW YORK. Murch 18. (A. P.)
Johnny Wilson, middleweight cham
pion, who retained his title In a 15
round bout with Mike O'Dowd here
last night received It 2,500 as hi share
of the receipt.
Bolshevik War Minister Direct
cd Assault 'on Fortress With
an Army of 60,000 Men.
STOCKHOLM, March IS. (A. P.)
Reports that the fortress of Kron
stadt. the center of the revolution
against the soviet government, ho
been taken by the bolshevlkl, appear
to be confirmed In dispatches from
Flnlund. 7rot.ly, the 'nolshevlk war
minister, lias directed the astiault, on
the fortress, using 60,000 men.
. Troo March Over (.
HKLS1NOFOR8, March 18. ttJ.
P.) A complete surrender of the
Russian revolutionaries at Kronstadt
Is reported. The surrender followed
a heavy assault by the bolshevlkl
troops, who marched over the ice.
1 Koslovski, the Czarlsh general who
headed the revolutionists, Is reported
to have crossed to the Finnish coast
with 1800 soldiers.
CLM WILL FILE
SUIT FOR PORTION
Attorneys Are Not Ready to An
nounce Exact Nature of Suit
or Exact Amount Involved.
HAS NEW LEASE ON LIFE;
FUTURE NOT DETERMINED
Has Offers to Go Into Movies,
Write Books or Accept Hun
dreds of Marriage Proposals,
Summary Just Issued Indicates
Difficulties Involved in
Operating Partition Scheme.
DOIUX, March 18. (A. P.)Im
mens difficulty is foreseen by union
ist leaders In splitting Into two parts
the work of such important todies as
the Local Government Board and the
Irish Department of National Educa
tion which will ensur from the divi
sion of Ireland for governmental pur-
An officlaliummary of the Govern
ment f "Ireland Act Just Issued give
an Indication of the difficulties, com-
'licatlons and the vast amount ot
work that will be Involved In operat-
ng the new home rule, or partition
scheme. The summary says that th
departments of the governments of
Northern and Southern Ireland will
be distinctly separated and that each
f the new governments and parlia
ments will decide what their depart
ments are to be.
For every department now existing
in Dublin it Is expected that the yis
ler government will demand a coun
terpart. Thus Ireland probably will
find Itself confronted with a dual con
trol of common services, such as the
post office, says the Irish Times o:
Dublin, which regards the act with
cynicism and misgivings, to, transact
business relating to postal or, other
matters through the medium of an
official In Dublin, so It probahlv
Jemand the right to have In Belfast
a post office official ot equal aiu..u-
Ittg to. the 015 e In Dublin. "Thia dup
lication,' the Times predicts, "may
lead to a rn(her farcical situation.".
One thing, It Is understood, thai
Dublin will retain Intact Is the Na
tional Gallery, whose collection of pic
tures Is regarded as one of tho besi
outside of London.
'Seeking the White Man's TSook of
Heaven," the first pageant of Ita kind
ei'er een in Pendleton, will be pre
sented tonight at the Mist Presbyteri
an church by Indians of the Tutuilla
Mission and local people of the church
under the direction of Kev. J. M. Cor
neliHon, missionary at Tutuilla.
ine pageani will aepict me visit or t on a ,,e lease in
Oregon Indians to Ht. IajiiIs In 1S.1S in
a search for the Hook of Heaven; the
visit in Oregon of the Indian chief
from Ht. Louis; the journey of Dr.
.Marcus Whitman and Itev. H. H.
Rpaulillng and their young brides
across the pluins to bring the gospel
to the Indians of Oregon and Idaho;
the htory of the Whitman massacre
-and the coming of u missionary to the
Music will form a pleasing part of
the program and the costuming and
scenery will In detail I faithful ifuhe
various periods from 1833 to the pres
ent time. ' '
Local i people in the cast' Include
fiev. Oornellson, Itev. O. L. CUirk, P.
J. Hegomun. It. K. Dodge, A. (.'. Kunk.
James Clark, Ralph McCuily and Miss
Agnes Little pianist. '
The Indians who- will appear are
Mr. and Mrs. Parsons Motanic, Allen
Patawa, Miss Mamie Patawa. - Mrs.
Jason Wannassay and hulr, Wilma,
Mrs. Dorca Wildbill, Mr. and Mrs.
August Alexander, und MIhb Sadie
Knollea, who la a visitor from Mon
tana t the home of Miss Mary Motan
ic Mrs. Wannaniey and Mrs. Wild
bill are the daughters of Philip Mint
horn, who In years gone by asked that
Rev. J. M. Cornclison. the present In
dian missionary, be sent to the rma
tilla reservation. s
THE WEATHER I
3 HOURS GUN BATTLE
L BE Di
WASHINGTON, March 18. (Ray
mond Clapper, U. P. Staff Correspond.
nt. ) The president discussed with
the senale and the foreign relations
committee plans to revive' the League
of Nations, but no agreement as to
the plan to be adopted has been reach
ed, it Is learned authoritatively. It Is
Indicated that the question will be dis
cussed In today' cabinet meeting Also.
INTO STREET CAR; ONE
WOMAN MEETS DEATH
SPOKANE, March 18. (A. P.)
One woman waa killed, another per
haps fatally Injured and two other per
sons seriously hurt and two less seri
ously when an automobile, containing
five women and three men, returning
from a dance at a madhouse crashed
into a street car.
ADMOIfC, March 18. f. P.)
The scandal of the southwest has toeen
aired. Clara Hamon today Is a free
woman. Clara, who for the last week
has faced a trial for the mui.ler o
Jake Hamon, a millionaire republican
national committeeman, was acquitted
ly the jury late yesterday on the sec
ond ballot after It had deliberated for
4I minutes, 7he Immediate outcome
of her acquittal will be a suit for a
portion of the Hamon millions. At
tcrpeys are not ready to announce tho
exact nature ef the auit, or the sum
irvolved. Clara today nas not deter-
mlred Just what to do as slie starts
life. She has
offers to Into the movies, or write
books and' muKaxine articles. "Of
course, I oan not say what I am going
to do Just yet,' she said. "Hut I am
not going to uccet the hundred pro
posals or marriage that have poured in
uo me curing my trial."
Movie Corporations Object
LOS ANGICLKS. March 18. Ex
ploitatlon of the Clara Smith Hamon
case on the screen will be met by an
organized opposition from the motion
picture industry Itself, according to an
action taken by the Photo Play
wriKhts' Leaguo of America and Na
tional Arusociatfon film writers. The
organization adopted Uie resolution
she should not be featured on the
screen at thl time. "Right now when
everybody.! talking about cleaning up
pictures l a poor time to permit the
exploitation of such a case." declared
Wycliffe Hill, president of the league
of Independent producers.
Will Start Life Anew.
ARDMORB March 18. (Ily Clara
Hamon, Copyright 1921. United Press)
"1 start anew in life with the scarlet
letter of shame branded on my breast,
but I start out with the determination
to how the -world that an erring wo
man ran come back. It has been said
that the world never forg.ves a wom
an who makes one mistake In her life,
that society will never take her back
In Its fold. If I believed that the lib
erty given me by the jury'would not
be so sweet to me. but would be as bit
ter hs hemlock. I know the world will
be sympathetic with me, believing I
am a regenerate woman. I am going
through life with my head up, know
ing now that I can look every man
and women in the eye, unashamed..
With this spirit I know I ran and I
have willed to win. I plan to leave
for California with my rother and Pal,
Jimmle. There..under new skies and
different surrounding's I will map out
my future, but I am com.'ng back to
Admore and the southwest as 1 want
to be right here among tho people 1
know and love."
CHAMPION IN A YEAR
' 111 1 '-aMe-,aaa mmmmimmmmmmmtmmlmmimm
to m eoii)
'Bill of Rights' Contain Prin
ciples Including 8 Hour Day
and Proper Overtime Rates.
WOULD CONTINUE PRESENT
MEANS OF ADJUSTMENT
Miss Helen Condon, 18, learned to swim last year. She's an Omaha (Neb.)
girl. Now she holds the Nebraska state record for the 20 40 10U and 220
yard swims. Experts say she will be a contender in the Olympic games be
fore many years.
LOGGER CONFESSES HE
KILLED HIS UNCLE IN
TEXAS, OCTOBER 1918
Railroad Officials Questioned
In Attempt tq Prove Insin
cerity in Dealing With Unions
Blackman Said Matter Prayed
on Mind; Wanted Trial to be
Cleared; Shot in Self Defense
CHICAGO, March 18. (U. P.)
An unidentified man was" killed and
a detective wounded In a three-hour
gun battle between ft man and DO po
licemen this morning. ' r
Reported by Major Lee Moorhouse,
weather observer. ,
Minimum, 3. (
DUDNOS AIRES, March 18 (A.
P.) The cotton Industry In northern
Argentine has quadrupled In Import
ance In three years as a result of aw
given to the farmers by the state rail
ways. In 1918-18 approximately 1!,-
000 acrea were planted while the 1920
-21 crop embraces an aVea of about
Thcrop yield Is from 1.200 lo 1,
600 pounds per acre, according to st-
lUstlcs published by the railroads, ont
third of which Is fiber and the re
seed. A gin and a cotton seed mil;
have been constructed to tuke care of
DECREASE IN PIE
The continued decrease In wheal
prices was again noticeable today.
March wheat closing at 11.54 3-4 and
May at 11.45 1-2. Yesterday March
wheat closed at 81.57 and May at 1.48.
Following are the quotations receiv
ed by Overbeck & Cooke, local brok
Open. High. Low. Close.
.March l.T 1.68 ( 1.54 tj 1.54
May 1.48 1.49 1.45 1.45 V
AT MEETING HERE
Frank J. Lonergan Pleads for
Support of Ireland in Her
Fight for Independence.
TACOMA, March 18. (A. P.)
Claud W. Blackman, a logger working
near Shelton, walked into the police
station last night and announced that
he killed his uncle. Bethel Elackman.
In Wood county. Texas, in .October.
1918. A telegram from "Texns today
verified the confession. Blackman
said he jumped his bail, but the mat
ter preyed on his mind and he wanted
a trial to be cleared. He said he
killddfhls uncle in self defense. ;
On Way to Washington.
TACOMA. March IS. (U. P.)
Sheriff Jolly, of Wood county, Texas,
left for Tacoma to get Claude Black
man, aged 21 years, who surrendered
himself here as the murderer of his
uncle. Bethel Blackman. near Mine
ola, Texas, according to a telegram to
the chief of police. .
CHICAGO, March 18. (A. P.
(A. P.) The railroad labor onions
have presented their "bill of, rights"
to Mie labor board, containing eleven
principles, including the eight hour
day, proper overtime rates and rea
sonable arrangement in working
shifts. Frank P. Walsh questioned
the high railroad official In an at
tempt to prove the insincerity of the
roads in dealing with, the union.
Favor National Hoard.
CHICAGO, March 18. (IT. P.)
The majority of the members of the
labor b.hird of railroad executives fa-
vored the continuation of the national
board of adjustment. Thia , was
brought to llsht by the union repre
sentatives before the federal railroad
labor board through the testimony of
Robert Binkerd, vice chairman of the
FAVORS ASPHYXIATION '
IN PLACE OF HANGING
Prisoners Condemned to Die!
Will Not Know Day When
They Will Eeceive Sentence. '
CA IISON CITY, Nv March IS.--
I". P.) Governor -Hoyie is expected
to sign a bill which pa.ssed both hous
es of the state legislature, under which
asphyxiation of prisoners sentenced to
die is substituted for hanging. I'nder
the measure the men sentenced to die
will not know the day on'which they
are to die. The condemned man will
be placed in a special cell, equipped
with a series of three gas conduits
leading from other parts of the prison.
While the condemned man sleep- or
is unaware what is transpiring, ihree
mvrots k.pulv pjsino.
TACOMA, March 18. River ,-. in
the southwest part of Washington
have risen six or eight feet aince the
storm began. They are still below
the danger point. ,
GUILTY OF MURDER
guards will turn
three gas pipes.
the valves in , the
CHICAGO, March 18. (A. P,)
Carl Wanderer was found guilty of
the murder of a ragged stranger who
was shot to death In an alleged mock
holdup and his penalty is fixed at
hanging. In a previous trial Wander
er was cortvlcted of the murder of hi
wife and was sentenced to prison for
25 yearn. It was charged the stranger
was hired to act the part of a robber
and was slain lo silence him. .
SEATTLE, March IS. tt. P.)
The prosecution of Herbert Johnstone,
held in Los Angeles for an alleged at
tempt of blackmail on ex-Mayoi
Georpe Mottman, of Olympia, will be
handled by the state, the federal offi
cials said. Johnstone is suspected of
being "Shadow" who attempted to
blackmail a number of wealthy Port
land citizens recently.
W0MA!f SHOT BY 17
YEAR OLD SON IS IN
PORTLAND. March 18. U. r.)
Surgeons at the Good Samaritan hos
pital expected the death of Mrs. Johr
Serata. who was shot three times last
niKht by her seventeen-year-old son
when she attempted to force him to
take a spoonful of medicine. Th
shooting occurred at the Serata home
In Oregon City, where the boy, Adam.
is now in the county Jail. He will be
charged with first degree murder If j x,UTg ra
me momer ufes.
IXiG FniCKS DItOP.
PORTLAND, March 18. (A. P.)
Livestock is steady, eggs are one cent
lower and butter is unsettled.
P VOKKliS VOTE TO STRIKK
CHICAGO, March 18. (U. P.)
I'nion packer employes have voted to
strike if their demands are not met,
according to union labor leaders. The
vote so far tabulated all the packing
centers, 38.793 for, and 3S7 against a
strike. The vote announced included
Cedar Rapids. Iowa, 800 for and 1
GRAY SQUIRRELS ARE
ON CAPITOL GROUNDS
HIDDEN IN BASEMENT
CHINESE FEAR TONGS
SACRAMENTO, March 18. (17. P.)
Fearful of their lives as the result of
a tong war in a half dozen California
cities, more than 30 upper caste Chi
nese were found hidden in a small, ill
ventilated room in a Chinatown base
ment by city officials who were in
specting the building. , ii .
The Chinese refused to leave. Some''
of the men are merchants and the .
ethers wealthy members of the tongs ,
tied here from San Francisco. Marys-"
Jvllle and other places. They b-
liev'ed there are prices on their heads,
j Inthe tit by room, 20 by 25 feet, they
were "sleeping, cooking and hiding
from the highbinders of rival tongs.
RECEIVER OF MSH
PORTLAND, March 18 (A. P.l
Frank A. t-'pencer, a wholesale mer-
The groat problem of the Argen- jchant. haa been appointed receiver for
tine cotton farmer la lack of labor for the A. Rupert company. Inc., a can
pickins; the crop. Attempts. have been , nery concern, late yesterday. Heavy
made to use machinery for this, but cuts I., prices by California canneries icI(im, ,, MHUlry refmv,i ,hat claim
those have been reported: aa being were declared to lie the cause of the , '
Pleading for recognition of the Irish
republic by the people of. the V.nlted
States and asklng for the support thul
country l entitled to receive, Frenk
J. Ixinergun of Portland delivered an
impassioned address on the Irish ques.
tlon to 300 persons gathered in the
Ragle-Woodman ball last night.
Mr. Ixmergan opened his remarks
with the statement that he waa here at
the sulleitatton'.of the American Asso
ciation for Recognition of the Irish
Republic to present the cause of the
Irish people to Pendleton. The cast
as presented to the American people is
a .it'ft cause, he said.
l'ropogunda against the cause of
Ireland by Kngland In the Vnlted
Stale fame In for considerable atten
tion by. the speaker who said that
Lord Ncrtbcllff openly boasted of the
had spent In the
ropaganda as we
have experienced at the hands of Kng
bind Is ni.Tr fraught wh evil than
any other." dt dared Mr. Lonergan
who did rot except German propa
ganda in his statement.
"The Li'Klish claim it is a reliKinus
question Mild Mr. Iincrgan who de
SALEM, Ore., March 18. (U. P.)
Imported eastern gray I squirrels,
brought all the way from. Harris-
are scampering over the
lieautif ul grounds of the states capl
jtol. More shipments are to follow. The
squirrels are beinc brought in by CaP
jlain A. K. Rurghduff, state g: me
Ixical humorists s.iggest that the I
jnnimals may be more or less hnnsry
t uiii.it the next legislature meets.
FFRRI ARY PRICKS PFCHKASK
WASHINGTON. March 1, (U. P.
Retail prices decreased 9-percent In
February as compared with January,
the department of labor has announc
ed. , . -
(Cuntlnktd on page I.)
"Hello, is this 114?"
"Yes, your honor." f
"Please-pnt me down for a ticket I
for the dinner Tuesday evening."
This is one way and about the sur
est way to get a reservation for the
big community feed to be given at the
Elks lodge room March 22 by the
Commercial Association. All mem
bers of the association are asked to
attend and businessmen and farmers
not enrolled In the association are also
bidden to be present. The dinner will
be 81 per plate.
In addition to an address by a pro
minent speaker from Portland there
will be music by Sawyers' orchestra,
selections by a quartet composed of
Messrs Huer. Mollner, Dickson and
Dolph, vocal selections by Mrs. Will
H. Hennett. ncconipanied by Mrs. C.
K. Pond and violin numbers by Mrs.
Km U. Robinson, accompanied by Mrs.
Ii. H. Hill.
C. C. Colt, who was slated as thi
amin speaker cannot come owing to
another engagement but a good sub
stitute is being secured from Port-laud.
DISAPPEARS FROM BOAT
KAl-AMA. Wash.. March IS. (A.
P.) F. L. Stewart, cashier of the state
bank of Kelso, which w-as closed yes
terday by the state banking hoard, dis
appeared from a ferryboat on the Co.
lumbia river last night.
KHHK GFTS DKCISIOX
PORTLAND. March IS. (A. P.)
Dave Shade, of Oakland, won a ten
round' decision over Frankie Murphy,
of Duiivcr, here last night.
FLOOD DANGER IS
WALLA WALLA, March 18. (A.
P.) Waters are falling here and the
flood danger Is considered past. '
. WillaiiH-ttc Iti Rapidly
PORTLAND. March IS. (A. P.)-j
The Willamette was at 14 f -10 feet uU
noon today, compared with 12 feet
yesterday ut the same time, and la
forecasted to reach between 15 and It
Saturday and remain stationery Rtia
day. Pnnuftge In Washington.
SPOKANK, March IS (A. P.)
Reports of rising water which thrt
ened widespread damage have been
received from northern Idaho and
eastern Wasblmcton towns.
RAKF.lt, .March 11 A. P.l Coach
Dewey. Raker high basKetliall team
has resigned as the result of the dis
qualification of his team in last wek
OTTAWA, Ontario. March 1. Art
onler-ln-councll which will have,
far-reaching effort on the ImmUtrallon
of American sutler In Canada dur
ing the year is that which rmclnde-t
the reservation for soldier settlemsit
of all dominion land In the western
province within a radius ot It nUlM
of a railway. The new order will !
effect May 1st.
only partially successful. , ' company's difficulty,