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CITY OFFICIAL PAPES
DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON,
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MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 28, 1921.
JULY WHEA T MWKET OPENED TODAY; INITIAL PRICE $1.25
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01! SEARCH IS
Williams, Wealthy Planter, is
Being Held for Murdering
Negroes Who Tried Escape.
HIRED 'SIMON LEGREE'
ASSISTS IN MURDERS
Alleged That Some of Murder
ed Negroes Were Forced
to Dig Their Own Graves.
ATLANTA, March :. (IT. P.)
Grim Marching parties armed with
pick, spades and grappling; hooka
hunted through the underbrush of
John Williams' plantation and plumb,
ed the mud of the Alcovy and Yel
low river.- They are seeking further
evidence against Williams", a wealthy
planter, held on a charge of murdcr
Imj negroes who tried to escape from
virtual slavery In wllch lie held hi
farm. Eleven eorps-M have already
been brought to light.
feferal and ata'a officials have
Jollied the prosecution following the
confession of Clyde Manning, who said
he, as Williams' "Simon Legree," had
asssisled In slaying several ncgrne.
Manning auld he killed them at Wil
liam' cmimand whn they tried to
give the Jasper county official Infor
mation about the alleged peonage on
Williams' "murder plantation." The
latest bodlca were found In the Alcovy
river, chained to rock wiih their
head crushed. It la alleged that somo
of the negroes were forced, to dig their
owr. iravea. ,
. OF GRAIN PLANS ARE
. TALKED AT CONFERENCE
CHICAGO. March TS. (A. P.I
Conference aiming at the unification
of aeveru! large scale pl,in for the co
opemtlv handling of grain by tvn;
farmer of the country, began here to
day. "The hope is to arrive 'at n 1n
lit plan to be prrsemed to the ratifi
cation, conference called here for next
week by the farmer- utain ptarlii't'na
committee of seventeen," sn,d Aaron
Baplro of Han Francisco, who Is here
reptvsentlm; northwest wheat growei
TWO CinXAMEX KIKT.
SAN PKANC1WO, March 28. (L.
' p,)j-Wlth a pistol beside each body,
indicating thai the men shot each
other, two Chinamen were found In a
lodging house today, as the result the
pollou said of the Tow Took outbreik.
LCMBFTO MIMA OPEN.
RAN FRANClHt, March 28. (lT.
p.) Projects for 2l ci-ops of all
kind In-the 12 federal reserve district
are oxceptlonnlly favorable, said a
riatement ly the federal board today.
It Is said that lumber mill are resum
ing operatluna.-and the peak of unem
ployment I passed, '
. WASHINGTON", March 28. Ameri
can aviator for the first time will at
tempt to fly tomorrow from Ihe main
land to Halt!, Bunto Domingo, Porto
Hleo and the Orgln Islands. Four
flyers from the marine corp will hop
. oft from Boiling field, Washington,
and wing their way down the const ti
Miami then skip ovr to Havana.
Reports fcy Major Iee Moorhouse,
Minimum. $0. i rJ YZV,
Barometer, . .
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JAPAN V WITHDRAW
TROOPS t ROM GERMAN
ISLANDS ASSIGNED HER
PORTLAND POLICE ARE
AWAITING ARRIVAL OF
SIX ARMED TONG MEN
PORTLAND, March 28. (A. P.) -The
t oUre ar awaiting the arrival of
mis 'Itn,; Ken gunmen, all Imvily
aimed, .hn It' warn reported by U.ng
(JlflM-iff telephone left Ran Fruii"i.to
for I on VimI Paturduy. Every precau
tion in .ii' iiR taken against an oft
I rriik of t'ltift wars here. ,
she in ax amkhicax now ,
SKATTI.K, Mor.h i. tU. P.)
Only a woman could do thl. Jeanette
Mattltal, a Canadian war nurse, he
came wearied of wultlng on the red
tai connected with 'ier application
for American citizenship. Bhe mar
ried her v.ltnesn, Albeit Kelley, an
American war veteran. She ia an
Concentration Camps' Rioters
Were Shelled Briefly; Usual
ly Found Beds Had Departed
HALJ.R, Germany, March 28.
(Carl D. Groat, V. V. Staff Corre
spondent. ) blattered bands of com
munists fled through the hill count rv
surrounding E-Hlelien today with the
safety police in pursuit Count I'onin
sky commanded the pdlce, who were
supiFirtad.JUV' the artillery. Concen
tration rtur.ps rioters werpi shelled
briefly, after which the police went
In to map up. I'snally they found the
i cil had fled.
1 A.mrrioan Military Polity Cllcd.
CCiiLiiiNZ, March 28. I A. P.)
The communist uprising continues to.
daday In the American bridgehead
area at Monlahaur, six miles northeast
of Klirenbreltstein. The American
military police were dispatched to
Montnbau to restore order.
CmimiuiiiNt Cause I prlMiig.
DBRIJN, March 28. (A. P.)
Kloting In the communist uprising in
central Germany is concentrating now
on Bltterfleld, where the extremtflfa
disarmed the local police and occu
pied the public buildings, said the of
CHILDREN ROLL EGGS
WASHINGTON. March 28. (A. P.i
After a lapse of four years Easter
egg-rolling was permitted oh the white
house grounds yesterday and Wash
ington youngsters roamed at will over
the Immense, lawn.
The President and Mrs. Hnrdlns
spent part of the afternoon with the
egg rollers. The marine band player.
The annual frolic was discontinued
by President Wilson In 1917 after war
was declared. ,
FX.C.S AMI BVTTKU KTI'JVDV.
PORTLAND, March !8. (A. P.)
Cattle, ure steady, hogs a quurter low
er,. prime light 1 2 1i 12.25; sheep ure
slow. Eggs and butter steady. '
LARGE VICE-RING IN
. MIDDLE WEST LOCATED
BY FEDERAL OFFICERS
DBS MOINES, March 28. (U. P.)
What Is believed by federal officers to
be the largest vice ring in the middle
wesj Involving Chicago, Kansas City.
Omaha, Minneapolis, 8U Joseph and
other cities was uncovered with the
urrest of two men und a woman on
white slavery charges. Lorenso Dl
Plna and Peter Martinez, believed byj
the authorities to he the ringleaders
of the gang, and formally ' charged
with violation of the Mann act. Irene
Morse, said by the officials to bo one
of the rings pawns Is held as a witness.
MINERS STAMPEDE TO
ALASKA; LARGE PAY
STREAK IS LOCATED
FKWAItD. Alaska, March 58.
-(C, P.) Miners are stamped
ing lo Alaska's latest gold strike.
The new district Is oh a creek
JO miles east of Fairbanks. The
advices Indicate It to bo the most
Imporant strike In recent years.
According to a report, Ihe gold
runs six dollars a yard. The pay
streak at the new strike Is mote
than Kl) feet wldo.
TOKIO, March 28. (IT. P.) Japan
will withdraw her troopa from the
former German islands assigned her,
the Japanese foreign office ha an
nounced. The, statement denied that
Japan la fortifying the Islands, which
are described a "economical and
Short Lines Which Accepted
Terms of Award Last July
Cannot go Back to Old Scale.
CHICAGO. March 28. (A. P.)
The United States railroad labor boarS
dismissed the appeals for Increased
wage filed last full by JS railway la
bor unions against 47 "short lines"
throughout the country. The ehnr'
line which accepted for their men
tern-s of the JiiOO.OOrt.OOO wage award
last July cannot go back to the old
scale under today action, the board
ruled Approximately 4000- employes
were affected by today's decision.
MAN DRIVES HIS WAGON
PAX FRAN'CTIWO, March 28. (U.
p.j. Griffith Humphrey, a hotel lin
en man, shoved his linen wagon
through the open door of an elevator
In a Fourth street hotel. The elevator
was absent. Humphrey and linen
wagon fell seven stories. Humphrey
was found tinhuit, and smiling, sealed
on tup of a high pile of linen when the
crash attracted other employes. "Now
I've got to take this stuff back up,'
ho complained. "1 wanted to stop 'it
the fourth floor."
PKIXTKU HKT'KIVKH FSTATK.
MAItSHFlEMi, Or., March 28.
(U. P.) K. J. Barrett, formerly a
prinier on the Dally News of this city,
nas fallen lielr to $151,000 as his share
of his faiher's estate, according to
word reuching here from Urookiyn, N.
Earrett had been away from home
and out of touch wiih his relatives fm
seven years, Jti'd was !egnli "dead."
H was fortunately able to prove.
Ihe difference between the letral and
physical fact, however, and so receiv
ed a s.-ctisfiictoiy share of the $300.O0
'F.X-PRK.MIEU VISITS AMERICA
NEW YOliK, March 28. (I-. P.)
"I come to the I'nlted States only to
pay the respects of Knince to Presi
dent Harding," was the statement of
Hene Vlvlanl, ex-premier of France,
when he arrived here.
1 , u CSh "Tx ':- T i
Twelfth Corps of Turkish Army
is Dispersed; Frustrated
Attempted Surprise Attack,
ENEMY START HEADLONG
IN DISORDERLY RETREAT
Prisoners and Quantities of
War Material Were Captured
Turks Flee Toward North.
ATHENS, March 28. (C. P.) The
twelfth corps of the Turkish army hu:
been dispersed, according to a Greek
communique. The war office reported
the capture of Afiouncarahlsaar, ea
of Itiuina, after the Turkish national
ists were frustrated In an attempted
surprise attack. The Greeks launch
ed an Immediate attack while the
Turks were confused, the communique
said, with the result that the enemy
started headlong In a disorderly re
Crocks Have Advanced
28. A. P.)
Afiun-Karnhissar, an important rail
way Junction suoth of Kski-t-ehr was
taken by the Greeks from the Turkish
nationalists; says a dispatch. Many
; prisoners and large quantities of war
material were captured. The turns are
fleelnc toward Kiutayah, 50 miles
northward. The- Greeks east of Brusn
have advanced north of Sigiit. The
Turks are entrenching before Eski-
CONDON. Iiirch 28. (U. P.) The
ihot'. des tuclive arsi.n campaign jet
atterrpted in England by the Pinn
Peltiers was carr.'ed out over the week
e nd iind damage amounting to thou
sands of peurids was done in North
umberland. DiTham Mid Yorkshire,
where. 40 farm fires broke out sim
ultaneously. HARDING APPOINTS COL
WORK FIRST ASSISTANT
WASHINGTON, March SR. (U. P.
Colonel Hubert Work ot Colorado,
was appointed first assistant postmast
er general, the' white house announced
IvAltTligi AKK SHOCK SHOWN
.SANTA CLARA, Calif.. March 2S
A seismograph, at Sartta Clara univei
sity early tocl.cv showed record of a'i
earthquake shock. '
FRITZ WINS AND LOSES
LARGE SUM OF MONEY
T'Oli'l LAND, Marh 28.-(II. P.)
The vacating of portions of 30 city
streets, to nir.ke room for the $1,000,
'10') freight terminals were proposed
to the city council by the executives of
five trans-continental railtoads, com
missioner A. U Earbaui- aid. The
new terminals are to be or. the site of
the 3 ?05 world's fair.
For 24 Hours Floating Fort
resses Race in Their Annual
Power and Endurance Tests.
SEATTLE, March 28. 17. P.) To
day the $30,000,000 superdreadnaughts
Idaho anil Mississippi, are schedule
to begin the gieatest racing classic
ever held on the high seas. For ?4
hours the floating. fortresses will race
sutiihward in the annual power gpil
endurance tests. .Officially it is not a
enntesst, but the crews of both super
ships have bet everything from their
goat masccts to the iuri on their pant
leg oh the outcome.'
PEXSACOUl. Fla.f March 2-. (U-.
P.) Although practically all hops cf
rescuing the five navy balloonists
aboard the free balloon which drifted
to the sea has been abandoned, a fleet
of navy seaplanes, dirigibles, and pow
er boats began another days search at
dawn. All sailing vessels not equipped
with wireless are being stopped by
subchasers and other craft, in an effort
to ascertain if the five men were res
cued by some slow sailing craft.
ALASKA XKKIS FARMERS
KETCHIKAN, Alaska. March. 1 8.
(A. P.) Farmers are' needed In Alas
ka, according to Dr. C. C. Georgeson,
superintendent of agriculture for the
uepariment ot Agriculture s district or
Alaska. "If Alaska had the farmers.
she could raise all her own grain and
farm products and soon stop import
ing many foodstuffs," he said here re
cently. Tit. Goreeson, known to many as the
"Plant Wizard of the North" has
charge of ths atjrleulture experimental
stations in Alaska.
FORI) 11AM CIjOSFS.
CORK, March 28. ir. p.) The
Ford plant here has closed indefinite
ly. The plant handles tractors and
employs 1500 men. Ijick of business
due to the disturbed conditions is the
reason assigned for the shutdown.
JAPANESE RED CROSS
FOR FIRE VICTIMS
TOKIO. March 28. (f. P.) Esti
mates of property loss in the grfnl
fire of Saturday Indicate the damage
exceeded $10,01)0.000. The Japanese
Red Cross established relief stations
for tnousa.ids of the homeless and or
ed for the r.umcrou uffrer.
iOVF.lt M ENT KEEPS MOXEV.
WASHINGTON, March 28. (C. P.)
The federal government, 'by the de
cision of the supreme court, won a big
suit growing out of the income tax
laws. One hundred million will be
kept in the federal treasury as a re
sult. The decision is held constitu
tional by a provision that the profit
from sale of capital assets is an In
come and therefore taxable.
WIST WATTS ON EAST,
SAYS JUDGE LOVETT
Chairman of Executive Com
mittee of Union Pacific
Eailroad Visits in Portland.
PORTLAND. March 28. "The east
ia waiting on the West, and the West
is waiting on the East," stated Judge
R. S. Lovett, chairman of the execu
tive committee of the Union Pacific
lauiuau, w lien afiuru aa CO cue gliecuc
conditions of the country, on his arrl-
val In Portland. I
... Judge Lovett ,-of, Xesc York with
party of railroad officials arrived In
Portland Saturday forenoon from Cali
fornia points on a tour of Inspection ot
cne rvonnwescern lines 01 ine com-.
pany. and. B. E. Galvin, vioe presiden.
J. P. O'Brien, vice president and "gen
eral manager of the O.-W. R. & X.
company, met the party up the lino
and accompanied it.
All Arc Waiting
Beyond raying that different sections
of the country seemed to be waiting
for the other section to start something
Judge Lovett did not have much of
anything in particular to say concern-
ing the general conditions of the conn-
try. In .ew York, he said, every-
thing seemed to be gradually comln
around to normal, and the general bus-
iness condiUons were apparently pick-
ii.ct up. 'The eastern part of tie '. - o - in -
try seemed to be waiting on the West
to se what thev are eoinr to do. be-!.
fore faking the next move," he stated. '
"In the West, it seemed to De about j
the same way, only reversed.
"Although there is a great' deal of
Unemployment in the Kast, there does
not seem to be any appreciable amount
Money Is Scarce .
"The factories aro all either on
greatly reduced production, or are shut
down completely. Money is scarce
and the rate of interest is high. Buy
ing is light In all commodities, but has
recently been picking up appreciably."
."The railroads all over the country
are in a bad way," according to the
statements of both Mr. Lovett and Mr.
Grey. "Expenses are heavy and main
tenance costs greater than ever before,
and travel and freight shipments have
shown a great decrease. These condi
tions are working a great hardship on
CUES! SIMS LARGEST
DIE IN CITY HISTORY
Seek to Raise $850,000 During
Week to Finance Various
Charities for Coming; Year.
PORTLAND, March 28. (V. P.)
Tho (ireacet philanthropic 3rive in the j
vicv 3 uisui.v wile wcumneci oj ine
c iim'r.unity chest which seeks to rcisv
;'85(i.C0fi in a week to finance the va
rious charities throughout the convng
eur. There is a big celebration being
MOHK TOXfJ 1'K.IITS
SVN FRANCISCO, jr.irch 28 (V.
P.i Chinese tong fighting broke
cult uuain today when tAVo tongmen
liiun'it a desperate gun duel or. Claif
street. Puth vere killed. One was
Hinur Knnit. a hinhhic b r. ancl the oth
er a meuit er cf the Pep Sing long.
I "HIXHXHTFU" IS m il.T
j SEATTLK. March t. tf.' P. In
j a "helicopter" of his own Invention
I being built in his shop here. William
W. Lleursnce expects to startle the
world within the next few months by
. flying S.OOD feet up at lji) miles an
hour. The" helicopter is built to carry
I I persona.
m UP TODAY,
Visible Wheat Supply Cut
by Continued Exports From
America to Foreign Lands.
JULY MARKET AT PRESENT
MEANS LESS THAN $1 HERE
New Crop Figures ' 30 Cents
Less Than Present Market;
Damage Reports Received.
Quotations for July wheat, given to
day for the first time this year in the
I Chicago grain market, show the clou-
l'c cc;t: hi f t.q 1-1 uiiu cues uircuuiK
at $1.25, which would be less than $1
a bushel, Pendleton. For March, the
closing price is i.57 and the May
closing $1.43 1-4, the price being'
about four cents higher than the Hat
urday closing: for March and about
two cents higher than May wheut'g
closing on Saturday.
Following are the quotations, re
ceived by Overbeck & Cooke, local
brokers: i .
I Whufe -Tufc trading started in Ju
ly wheat n't around 19 cents under
May and later recovered about two
the discount. The entire
market, had a strong' appearance on
short covering influenced by the drop
j in temperature over the belt. March
wheat advanced 4 1-2 cents from the
low point .and at the close all grades
of deliverable cash were sealing at
March prlcei but , ,3 to u c?ntg
over May Thi8 make) the Julj.
obout an ccnt8 un(ter ca!lh, -which
ma t0 be a Aiacount ,ven
tnollgh the fornier is representative
of a ew crop TmJ critica, peri(Ji ot
the crop , sU ahea(J of Ufc Numer.
ous mesMKea were received telling of
damafre through cold weather in the
jadvancw, condition. The vlsib-e sup.
lp. decawl, s,gls,00o bushels to t,
t,, of ,o.7R5.DOO bushels ami wheat
is still clearing from the seaboard at
rapid rate indicating a further re.
ductlon in the aVttiiable supply before
the first of Way. We view the situ
atlon as slutting more and more in
favor of higher prices.
RUSSIANS DESIRE TO
OPEN RELATIONS WITH
THREE OTHER NATIONS
TOKIO, March 28. (A. P.) The
Russian far eastern republic sent com
..lumcatiot.s asking for the opening of
diplcmatic relations with Japan, the
L'nitvd ststes and Cl ina, says a Vla-II- '
COLD WAVE 1K)FS damage
CHICAGO, .March 28. (A. P.) A
cold wave which today was moving
eastward over the Mississippi s.nd
Ohio vullejs, caused widespread dam-,
age to some fruit raising sections on
the nt'ddle west, especially in south,
eastern Missouri and southern Illinlolit
where fruit trees were In bud. Winter
.vheat. without a snow blanket, was
SKlSMfMiRAPH MAKES ItECOUD.
CHICAGO, March 38. tU. P.) A
severe-earthquake shock about 120')
tnilfs from Chicago in the southwest
veisity of Chicago, "ho tremors last
ed hm I.!.5 to 8:15 a. m.
orn part of the I'nifM States, was re
corded by the selsmogiaph at the L'nl-
BRIDE FROM BOHEMIA i
REBELLED WHEN SHE
FOUND 55 YEAR OLD
POUTLANH. March 28. (IT.
i P.i Olca Hankov;i, the picture
bride to be of Anton Llskl, who
dtsjp poured on hcr wedding1 4)
ev, has been found by d?tw-
tives. "He fcMlecl me," Olg c-
cus-ed Anton, via the Interpreter.
"He sent mr a picture of the
mi nt bountiful man I ever ,
t!.?n sent me money to come to
marry him. 1 come from Mohem-
la and meet this. You blame me
I run a-vsy?" 1)c toctive Joe
Moruk looked at Anton. IS-
year-old farmer of ttclo. Ore.,
and decided that the pretty
younrt Jtohemlati girl was nH
altogether to blame for dropping
ftooi might on the eve of her