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twlc th guaranteed paid rir-iitsin
In Pendleton and limatilia ouy of
any other newspaper.
DAILY EAST OEEGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 29, 1021.
CITY OFFICIAL PAP EH
EN PEOPLE ARE DEAD; SEVERAL SCORE
ARE INJURED AS RESULT OF EXPLOSION
LEVI AIEIIY IS
Noted Financier and Former
Senator Expired at 12:30
' Today; III Several Weeks.
ENGLAND IS WILLING
TO SELL CONCESSIONS
IN MESOPOTAMIA OIL
American Oil Interests Do Not
Want Right to Buy But Want
to Conduct Explorations.
G. M. RICE PAYS TRIBUTE
TO ASSOCIATE OF YEARS
Time for Funeral Js Not Yet
. Fixed; Four Children Left;
..Senator Was 77 Years Old.
PROPOSAL SUBSTITUTES '
DOLLARS FOR DIPLOMACY
British Want U. S. to Recede
From Position She Main
tains Closed Door Policy.
NOSE OF TWO YEAR
OLD INDIAN BOY IS
BITTEN OFF BY DOG
WALLA WALLA, Wash., March 29.
(Hpeclal to tha Bust OrcKonlanJ
livi Ankeny, tormer senator trom
Washington and noted '.jankcr of thin
section, died at 1 2 : 3U today, He had
been 111 for tevrml weeks and suffered
a, stroke of paralysis yesterday which
caused his hy triclinia to despair of his
surviving the night
Tha time for the funeral huu not yet
News of nator Ankeny'.-I death
caused much sorrow here today on the!
part of business associates and old!
time aoiualntences, At the First Na
tloiuU bank G. M. Rice, vice-president
rind executive head of the bank, re
ceived news of the death shortly after
' ''I have been" associated with Mr.
AnVruy for-' v trr ' -Mo-l grtatly
affected by hla dealh although we has
been prepared for that event for a Ions
time past," aald Mr. I'.io.
Mr. Ankeny wan a remarkable
man, extremely sound and capable In
nml (era of finance. lie had few lull
mm en and I believe I understood him
about an well a uny other man. 1
always had a deep respect fur him and
found him an Inspiration."
JYur Children fcurvne .
Sonator Ankeny Is survived by four
children, John Ankeny, Nesmith An
keny, formerly of Pendleton, Hubert
Ankeny, and Mm. Harriet Pope. Mra.
Ankeny la -dead, likewise one dauglr
ter. jSonator Ankeny was 7J years of
aire and had passed almost his entire
life in the northwest. He was a vet
eran banker of the Inland Empire, be
ing Interested in bunks In various
cities. Including . Pendleton, Walla
Walla, Maker, Fpoknne and other
places. He was rated as several times
a mllllonulro. .
NKW YOP.K, March 29. ft'. P.)
"The American oil Interests dont want
the 'riKlit to buy' In Mesopotamia, but
want the riant to conduct explorations
hero and develop that field the same
as any other independent country." an
official of the big- American petroleum
concern declared when Informed thai
the Priitrh offered to sell concessions
In Mesopotamia. ; .
Dli-pute Has Condition Attached.
LO.VIJOX, March 39. (U. P.)
Great Britain has offered to sell the
American interests a substantial por
tion of the disputed Meiopolamian oil
fields, is learned from authoritative
sources. The pfolKisHl substitutes
dollars for iliptcmacy In settling the
petroleum dispute and had this condi
tion attached: The British want the
I'nltcd Wntes to recede from the po
sition lt ,'fient )riin Is .n:;,"ttini
a "closed ioi.r" policy in Musopotam-i
u. .:.. i
A pl.itlc operation will save
from total disfigurement little
Jimmy Hunt, two Sear old Indian
boy whose nose was bitten off
lo the bone on Saturday by a vi
vlous dog. The youngster Is at
Jimmy, who Is a favorite with
hospital patients, Is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hunt,
Umatilla Indians. The boy was
in' considerable pain after the
accident occurred but Is how
resting more easily.
HARDING WILL REMOVE
,' NAVY CENSORSHIP OVER
WASHIN 5TO.V, March 29. (IT. P.)
President Harding and his cabinet
decided on the removal of navy cen
sorship over the commercial wireless.
TALE OF BOLD ROBBERY
AND MURDE& ATTACK
Eski-Shehr, an , . Important
Objective of Offensive is
- Occupied by Greek Troops.
WHERE COMMUNISTS IN GERMANY ARE BUSY. .
TURKISH FORCES WERE
RECALLED FROM ARMENIA
FORGOT TO NOTIFY NEW
TENANT HE HID DYNAMITE
IN OVEN IN HIS CABIN
Carl Nelson Crawls Nearly a
Mile With Bullet in Chest;
Enters Hotel Exhausted.
m TT7. March 29. (IT. P.) One
hundred and fifty pieces of stove iron
were lemoved from the body of John
MniknXul while he lay on an operating
table for three houis Manned, a
prospector, yesterday kindled a fire tn
the stove of a. cabin he had Just rent
ed from James McLeod on the Wise
river, 75 miles w est of here. McLeod
ufler ibo evploslon, remembered he
had hidden two Ptlcks of dynamite
taps In the oven a week ago. . "I
forgot all about telling Mannful," he
explained. Mannful will recover.
Mel, tod's c;ibiu is gone.
lYHlMKIt tfMPKKOR VISITS
VIKNNA, March !. (A. P.) For.
mer Kmperoor Charles of Austria
Hungary met a group of monarchists
here Sunday. He went from here to
Huriapent but left there at the request
of the IHIungnriun government.
C'HICAOO. Match 29. P.)
"Hands up," a man yelled at Kobcrt
Jliirnett. a mall truck driver, who was
collecting mail on the west side.
'Throw out the registered mull sacks."
the bandit continued, titiinett Uirew
out two sucks and the bandit took
them, thou escaped In a light car.
"Hut I was only fooling," llurnelt ex
plained later, "instead of money and
bonds In the sacks I gave him, he will
find a flock of newspapers and cata
logues." , '
(x)i) siioitTHii. is rKAiu:i
INDIANAPOLIS, March 29. (U.
P.) There will be a coal shortage
next fall and enrly winter as "sure as
fate" unless prlvuto and public con
sumers start placing orders now. Kills
Henries, editor of the I'nltod Mine
Workers Journal, warned,
PKI Mll lt WII-Ij VISIT JAPAN
ATHKNS, March 29. (A. P.) For
mer Premier Ventxelos is going to
Japan to be the guest of the Mikado,
who has asked him to arbitrate the
difficulties between Japan and the
I'nlted States, says a London dispatch,
THE WEATHER j
L : ' ;-' i
TACOMA, March 28. (IT. P.
Patrick Plurza Is believed to be dy
ing tn a hospital today. Frank Kelia
may be fatally wounded and ltuphael
Mllclll Is suffering Vrom ' bullet
wounds received In a mysterious at
tack by an unknow n . gunman who
tired upon the three Ituliuns and
fourth man. who was not hit, neur St.
I.eo's church on Yakima avenue last
THE DALLES, Or.,, March 29.
Exhausted from crawling nearly a mile
with a bullet In his chest, Carl Nelson,
Misso ila, Mont., contractor, ea-ly thu
morning stumbled Into the lobby of a
local waterfront hotel and told a tale
of robbery and attempted murdei
equally In daring anything ever at
tempted In The Dalles.
According to Nelson's story, he
hud leen walking within a few yards
of The Dalles passenger depot, about
9:80 o'clock unday evening, when two
men suddenly stepped beside htm,
pointing a revolver at his heart, or
dering him to do as they directed
upon penalty of death. The robbers,
keeping Nelson covered with a revol
ver, then ordered him lo walk down
the track,, away from the depot and
BcrSss a small fixit brldee leading t"
the hank of the i'olumbia river. A
down persons standing In front of tho
depot witnessed the entire proceeding
without knowing that anything out of
the ordinary was taking place.
Upon reaching the river bunk with
their victim, the robbers then ordered
him to hold up his hands' while they
searched his clothing, taking $300 in
currency and a gold watch.
After making sure- that nothing o'
value had been overlooked, one of the
holdup men then pulled the Hiytcer of
a revolver pointed at tho Montana
contractor, the bullet striking directly
over the heart.
Eellevlng their victim to bo dead,
the robbers then picked up the body
and thew It Into tho waters of the Co
lumbia, making off with their loot.
Kevlved by the cold water, Nelson
was able to swim to shore, whore he
rested until he gained strength.
Stumbling and crawling, fainting sev
eral times from the loss of blood, he
traveled the entire distance from the
river bunk to the nearest hotel, arriv
ing shortly after midnight.
A police cordon was iinuedUUcl
thrown about tho city. A number of
suspects In The Dulles and Hood
Capture of City United Greek
Armies and Opened Way for
Their Advance on Angora.
LONDON. March 29. (A. I'.)
reek forces occupied Enkl-Shehr,
capturing many prisoners and much
war material, says an Athens dis
patch. Eski-shehr was an- important
objective of the Greek offensive. It
s a junction point on the Bagdad
railway. The capture of the city uni
ted tho Oreck armies operating east
of Bmyrna and ISrutsa and opens the
way for an advance on Angora, HO
Turks OpiMwe Offensive.
CONSTANTINOPLE. March 2.
(A. P.) The Turkish nationalist
forces were recalled from Armenia to
oppos the Greek offensive. Martial
law is declared In Angora, the nalion-
iltsis i .lpHul. A general r.R.foilization I
J'4ffc t? i-r tt-r-z
I Kirsn-ri i W .
""J2Lnm (WYlZ SEA m
HAMBURC 1 r
a HALLE P UIPZIO
JDUSSEL0ORF r reibbwo N "
S n CZECH O-
y in nn-'i
Six Were Killed in Today's
Explosion; Ambulances and
Reserves Rushed to Scene.
Map shows the towns where serious communist uprisings have resulted in
the loss of many lives and much property detraction in Germany. Meantime
the allies, in possession of Dusscldorf region are reported preparing to occupy
1-rankfurt also. ,, ,
. hTIJIKK HAS SO K.Ul l-'AIIifTI).
KSSKN. March 29. (A. I'.) Fif
teen rioters were killed and forty
wounded in a clash with the security
police. The attempted general strike
has so far failed.
CANINE LEADS FAMILY
TO DEADMAN'S BODY
SEATTLE, March 29. (V. P.)
Led by a whining dog which had
Fought for hours to attract their atten
tion, the family of Melbourne J. Eal
coni, afced 22, a cripple, found the
young mailt, body In the bushes, dead,
near their ranch east of Allentown.
Ualcom was said to have been despon
dent over his crippled condition. A
rifle was found hy his side.
Heporls by Major Lee Moorhouae,
Minimum, 80. I j""3T .
!" 1 t ; ,
PENDLETON CITIZENS THINK
FARMER'S GRAIN MARKETING
PLAN WOULD BE FEASIBLE
JULY UP, BUT SAGGED
in the Chicago pit March wheat
went above the $1.6(1 mark today and
at the close of the market bids were
Jl.fiS. one cent abuve the closing price
yesterday. July wheat opened at
Ji.2S today but .at the close was down
to 11.26. May opened at and
dropped a cent at the dose.
Following are the prices received
today by Overbeck & Cook Co.,' over
their special leased wire to Pendleton
Ope", tlih. Low. Close.
March ,'1.58 'i 1.60 '4 1.57 i.5S
J. R. RALEY WANTS TO
GIVE UP DIRECTING
OLD HAPPY CANYON
ENTIRE CITY BLOCK WAS
Efforts to Communicate With
District Was Futile; Phone
Wires Had Been Destroyed. ,.
Was Enroute to His Eastern
Home After Spending Winter
in Southern California.
heavy frost la
The grain maiKetlug plat: of the
Farmers drain Marketing committee
of seventeen looks feasible to S. U.
Thompson, president of the I'mntilla
eountv farm bjneuu and S. J. Culley,
ImurNetini project leader, who return
ed yesterday after attending the see
t.onal convent on In Kpokanc. At the
""v-errithin, Mr Thoi wn was choeii
with Victor Smith of Moro, Phermun
coouty. to represent uregon at the na
tional convention to be held in Chica
go April .
Both , r mat ilia county delegates!
werj Impressed with the magnitude of j
the plan and this feature will be.
brought out at a meeting of count j
wheat grovers to be held Friday nieht
In the Commercial association rooms,
when Mr. Thompson and Mr. Culley
will discuss the convention and their
conference with J. H. Howard, preai
dert of the National Farm Hurciiu
Federation and with W. G. F.ckhardt,
of the marketing committee.
Would Adopt S hcn;i.
Should Oregon l favorable to th'
plan, the Oregon Wheat Growers' Co
cpeiiitivo nssoiiutlon would work
through the grain marketing phut ua
(Continued on page 5.)
1.45 V, 1.42 S 1.4.1
1.29 vj 1.251, 1,26
.4 .6.1 ;
.4 1 .4-1 N
( Py Ovcrherk Cooke Co.l
Wheat Highest prices of the day
were made during the firt few min
utes of trading mid the market there
after was Iniiincd to sag, due to the
fact numerous damage reports from
sections of the winter wheat belt
were not accompanied by buying r
ders. The majority of trade were In
clined to Mew the reports with scepti
cism us crop experts belittled the pos
s'btlity of damage from freexing at
! the early date. Cash wheat wns
iiii fairly good demand, especially
minnenpolis, where millers were buy-
f.s n . .e.t oierdums. 1'he sea
hoard claimed yesterdays reported ex
f - -r, vre"tl innp"1!!'. e
and that demand today was flat. If
, .,i tu. e se.ei.il dajs i,f warm weath-
er to determine whether or not there
' has been uny Important damage to
t rrowinv ci ps as tho undeney of the
moment Is to accept the calamitous re
ports with reserve, It is probable that
the msrket will experience 'a furthet
set back until some new bullish in-
I ..nl lt d mii, h a k a rm-( . t nf a ri A m
manj makes 'its appeurar.ee.
NEW VOr.K. March 29. (U. P.)
Or. Walter Gray Crump received a
telr grain stating that John burroughs,
the famous naturalist, died on ; the
train near Buffalo. burroughs was
en route home lo Poughkeepsie from
his winter home in Pasadena. Or.
Crump had made arrangements te
meet Burroughs in Poughkeepsie at 2
p. m. Burroughs would be 84 years
old in A pi 11. ,
John Burroughs was the venerable
dean of nature-writers in the United
States. Through a score of books he
shared with countless readers his life
long Intimacy with birds, bees, flowen
and the whole out-of-loors. His high
ly developed powers of observation
ana the charm of his interpretations
were the marvel of his critics.
His flowing white beard, his kindly
mein, his whole habit of life, and his
literal y style were rather reminiscent
of th.-U famous New Kngiand school of
essasts a generation or two before
him. His early writings on "Expres
sion.' was at one time widely mistak
en for the work of Kriierson, a close
reader of whom Burroughs had been
'tiom youlh. His later works on na
ture suggested something of Thoreau,
but as critics said. Burroughs was the
more sociable writer.
He was born in 1S37. In 18S3 be
went to Washington with something of
an inclination to enlist in the Union
army, but he decided to seek a gov
ernment office. It is mated that w'th
only a few of his poems as credentials
he i.ilkcil Into the treasury depart
ment and j.sked for a job. It . was
agreed tha'. his vernal verses really
smelt of the woods, and smacked of
sincerity. He would be a sate man
to watch Hie treasury vaults, He
alined t.. take the place. At a little
desk, faciiir the huge iron vault where
he .kept tabs -n those who went to
handle the f.'O.DOw.iiOO stored there, be
liegun writing of the birds, to relieve
his homesickness. The result was his
first book, "Wake-Boliin."
yi.me years later, after work as
(Continued on p;isre K.
J. R. Baley thinks he is going
to resign as general isimo of
Happy Canyon and authorized
art announcement to that effect
this afternoon. It is said several
othet veteran workers for the
big evening show are planning to
follow Mr. Raley into retirement.
On the other hand there Is a
very insistant demand that Mr.
Raley continue as director of
Happy Canyon for his work has
attracted almost world wide
praise and there are many who
feel h's services cannot well be
dispensed "With. One proposal is
that Mr. Haley be provided with
i a show assistant, to be chosen by
i him, to whom some of the de
tailed work can be detailed.
A meeting of Happy Canyon
stockholders is to be called soon
to consider the situation.
HAVE BEEN RECOVERED
DOWKIX, 111.. March 29. (A. P.)
The bodies of the seven miners who
were entombed here on February 23
v hen a fire broke out in tho 'Kath
leen mine, were removed today, ftie
men had been asphyxiated following
the sealing of the mine.
SH IS CAPTURED
LONDON, March 29. (A. T.)
Minsk, an important city in western
Russia was captured by the revolu
tionaries, who formed a democratic
! white Russian republican sas-s Helsin
jfors advices. Kight bolshevik army
lare reported to have joined the revo
lutionaries. Kiev is surrounded by
iicbellous peasants. ,
CHICAGO. March 29. (V. P.)
The latest tabulation is ten killed and
50 injured in the explosion here today.
CHICAGO, March 29. (A. P.)
Several are reported killed in a bomb
explosion In the "bloody nineteenth"
ward of the west side. All amuu.
lances and police reserves were rushed
to the scene. The "bloody nineteenth-
has been the scene of many battle-late
ly opposing the political factions and
several were tecently Injured when a
hall was bombed in which the political
candidate for the city council was
making a speech.
iix were killed In todays explosion,
f!vwrdinr to early reports to the Max
well police station and eighteen, known
; to be injured are in nearby hospitals.
ma nv rteis irum ttn entire elty
were rushed to the scene. It la report,
cd that a whole city block was demol
ished. The explosion was beard all
over the city. Windows were broken
vith:n a ramus of a mile. Ait enorta
to get in touch with tho district by
telephone were futile. Indicating that
the explosion destroyed all telephone
The blast occurred in the factory of
the Joseph Weil Paper company at
14th and Halstead Btreetn. Official
of. the company said they believed it
was caused by a gas leak. They claim
ed they had no labor troubles or feuds.
The police, however, immediately went
to work on a theory that the explosion
was caused by a bmb, as a part of
political feud waged "in the bloody
nineteenth" for years.
Gruesome Sights Are ."Witnessed.
A torpedo cap waa found by Chief
of Detectives Mike Hughes, tvh
i reached the scene soon after the dis
aster. The cordon of police were 1m-'
mediately thrown about the scene to
keep back the frantic Italians who
rushed to determine if any of their
relatives were among the victims.
Pleasant mannered Italian women,
wild with the fear that some of their
lovtwi ones were killed or injured,
battled with tho police. Thousands of
men, women and children, held back 7
In repeated ifiorts ;o rush the police
lines, gasped and fell into silence as
they saw two bodies with Keads blown
'off pulled out and put on . stretchers. '
The foot of a girl, still neat with a
satin pump, was pulled out and Put ti
on a white canvas stretcher," waiting
for the remainder of the shattered
body! The police estimated the lori
j irom tne explosion win reucn tne mu- -
lion maris, this inctuaea me wreexsu
factory and little homes near It.
A late wire from the Associated
Press this afternoon estimates the
dead to be five instead of ten aa waa
IBANK K()l!n;.S MAKK KSOAPF.
ST. PAl'U March 29. (U. P.)
The City Bank of St. Paul was held up
and robed by five masked men. They
escaped In a touring car. The amount
of loot h-is not been announced.
rmxKsi-: kxphkss R.Trrri)5
WASHINGTON, March 39. (A. P.)
The gratitude of the Chinese people
for President Harding's appeal for
Chinese famine relief funds waa ea
pressed In a cublegram received yes-'
terduy from President Hsu ShlU Chan
of the Chinese Republic.
$132,227.88 IS AMOUNT
TO, BE SPENT ON UMATILLA
COUNTY ROADS FOR 1921
The sum of $132.22T.SS is lo be ex
pended upon the construction of mar-
jket roads in Umatilla county during
t ounty Judge Scha'inrp received no
tice from the state highway commis
sion '.Ills morning that tS6, 113.94 of
(he state market road appropriation
had been ailotcd to this county. This
sum exactly matches the sum to be
raised for the purpose by the 1.14 mill
tax levy made by the county court.
Work on the construction of these
roads will therefore lie pushed with
out tic lay.
B ds are now to be called for in con
nection will, the diagonal road from
Hern istou to ColumbUi mIioo! and-for
the l-'tanPeid-IVspaiu gulch road. Bids
'on other rim-ts will he called for soon.
j The road on the tittle Walla Walii
river out of .Milton w about completed
and work is commencing on the Pilot
Riwk road. Construction work is also
in progress on the lleltx-ltuther road.
Aside from the market roads Ue
most important road work now under
way in the county is on the Cabbage
Hill sector ot the Old Oregon trail.
FUNERAL OF PENDLETON
SOLDIER WILL BE HELD
IN THIS CITY FRIDAY.
The body of the late Bholdon
Uhich, Pendleton U, M. Marine
who was killed In actloM, will
prooably arrive here Friday and
if so the funeral will lie "held
Situnlav at 2:30 p. tn. from the
Mutiodtst church. Word reach
ed Pendleton today that the
body was shipped from New
fork on Sunday.
The Pendletun post nt tho Am-
er: an Lglon Is making plane
for the. military ceremoeiea
whid. will be a part of tins fu
neral kci vires, and the wac here
will be accorded full konors.
Two Marinte from PortUnd will
be here to aiuust.