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This paper l a iiiftni.or or and aurtlli-d
by ths Audit lluretu of Circulations
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPES
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Minor Engagements With Nik
. mcrous Dead, Many Wound-
cd, Have Already Occurred.
RETIREMENT OF POLES
: CAN PREVENT OFFENSIVE
Italian Forces Interested in
Maintaining Peace, Fought
Poles Held Germans Back.
Oppclln, Upper Silesia, May II.
(Carl 1. oroat. L P. Htaff Corres
pondenl.) A PoHsh-Oorruen war Im
pended today In Silesia. Minor en
gagements with numeroua dead have
occurred already. . Bach aide la claim
ing this rich mining district. Heavier
lighting that mlcbt mean a start of a
new European confiscation, I expect
ed hour to hour. "Only the voluntary
retirement of the poles can prevent
the. Oermana from attempting; a big
counter offensive," General Marlnis,
commander of the Italian plebiscite
troops declared to the United Tress.
Marlnia said ht had heard the Ger
mans had organized in aelf defense a
league ot 10,000 men at Kreuseburg
and elsewhere In Silesia. "It Is a ques
tion of how long they can be held
back," ho declared. The Italian gent-rat
said hla forcea were Interested
In maintaining peace. "they have
fought the roles." he said, "but they
have held (lie Germans back also."
Ask Anicrk-a'a Support
WASHINGTON, May II. U'. P.)
1 Ifl.HQ I1IU. (Kill ft lumwi w
American Government aaklng Its sup
port In the Sllesian question, Hecro
tary of state Hughes has replied re
fusing such support, it was learned to
WAS POOR POLISH GIRL
NEW YORK, May II. In Iter
tumble-down laloratory In the out
SKlrts of Paris a young Polish woman
discovered a new mineral. It glowud
In the dark, so she called It "radium."
The womau was Mme. Curio, who w
In Anasrlca to receive 15 grains tf the
precious subsiance slid disco 'o-ed.
Th' costs $100,000. which ha beei
contributed by Americans, nioxtlv wo
Mme. 'Curie's story la 'oM In (he
Mar number of The .Mentor M.ga
WHEAT PRICES TAKE
Wheat rose lu price today. May
vs...l rloslmr at II. II 1-2. two cell.!
hlKhcr than yesterday's closing, wmle
July wheat cloned at 11.11 1-4, also
two cenU higher than the July closing
Following are the quotations re
eelved bv Overbeck A Cooko, local
Open. High. bow. Close.
May 1.. tl.4 l.4iK l.484
July 1.15 , 1.184 l.lttt 1.18W
May .0 .69 H .58 .f.9V4
July .80 .! ,S0tt MS
,J7 . .31 ,ST '37
.58 U .39 .11 : .39
Wheat It Was a strong market
throughout the session with greater
disposition to. rocogiilse the strong
situation that would . aurcly develop
should anything happen to the grow
! oroD. The reports today from
Itansas and Nebraska were very un
favorable. Tho cash demand was guod
at hiah prices and country offorlngs
to arrive reported aa moderate From
a supply and demand standpoint the
situation can bo anything out oearisn.
There la but one argument against
i.rlce stability at tho moment that of
LriinivA intnrfnreiire with the mar
tvtli'g conditions which would result
in tightening up of loans against pur
chases In the country without a hedg'
ins market and would undoubtedly
soell lower prices. Financial condi
tions not noticeably Improved, are a
least on the road to recovery, and tnt.
situation has been the dominant fac
tor for a period of ten months. It
only reasonable to suppose that the re
luxation will bo accompanied by b
Meattlu OimIi Market.
I lied Winter. 11.30; 1 Hard Whllo.
f 1.13; 1 Soft While II. IS; 1 White
Club, 11.31; t Hard Winter, $1.80: 1
Nor. Kprlng. $1.10; 1 Red Walla Wal
la. $1.30; Wn Bend. 11.31.
Portland 'ah Market.
1 Hard W hite, 11.40: I Sort White,
tl.tt: 1 Whit Club, t.1.11; 1 Hard
Winter, 11.11; 1 Nor Spring. l.J!;
J Rod Walla Walla, $1.30.
ram of mum
. & H aa. a, a a at as
CITED Fui CONTEMPT
BY HOUSE COMMITTEE
TERMS ARE HANDED
TO GERMANY TODAY
HKltl.lN, May 18. (U. P.)
Germany inuut illHarm hy June
1G according to the allied Utiiih
handed to the German govern
ment. The demands, presented
by M. Nollct, the French rep
A reduction of the army to
100.000 by June 15.
The u r render of aU surplus
war materials by June 30.
The delivery of all arms hy
the civil population by June 1.
The dissolution of self protec
tion by June 3.
The police force for the entire
nation to le hold under 150,000.
Albert M. Dcspain Succumbs
, to Sudden Attack of Heart
Disease at Country Home.
' Coming aa a shock to his relative
and friends. Albert M. Despaln, well
known Pendleton man, died last night
at 10 o'clock as the result of a sudden
attack of heart disease. While Mr.
Despaln had not been feeling well for
several days, his condition was nut
considered serious and his death,
which occurred at the Despaln ranch,
Hawthorne, waa most unexpected.
Mr. Despaln was S3 years of age
and waa born on Birch Creek, bolng a
member of a prominent pioneer family
or tilts county. He spent the greater
part of his life In Pendleton but during
the past, it years has 'mined at Haw
thorne, on McKay creek,
Mr. Despaln waa unmarried and is
survived by his mother. Mrs. Nancy E.
Despaln, and four sisters, Mrs. Nor
lorne Berkeley and Mrs. Constance
Isaacs, of Pendleton, Mrs. f. C. Berke
ley, of Hay Creek, and Mrs. Henry
Zander ot Portland.
funeral services will bo held to.
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the Methodist church, with Rev,
John Secor officiating. Mr. Despain
was a member of the Masonic order
and the Masons will be In charge of
UNITED STATES NAVY DEPARTMENT
WOULD JOIN ATLANTIC ND PACIFIC
FLEETS IN ONE AMERICAN ARMANDA
RITNER TELLS WHY
FARMERS WERE WARY
ABOUT OREGON PLAN
Hoy W. Ritner, local farmer.
and uresident of tho state senate,
discussed the recent grain grow
ers meeting at The Dalles In a
tulk before the Rotary club to
day. Mr. Ritner said the local
men who attended tho meeting
lacked confidence In the propos
ed state organization and that
this was partly due to tho fact
some of the men In charge are
not wheatgrowers and have not
been ndlable for success In any
class of farming. Another factor
In the cane, he said, was the fact
many men who had signed up
on the 100 per cent pooling
plan are men who had lost
money In elevators and had been
promlncd that If they would
Join the new organisation It
would tako the elevators off
their hands. Senator Ritner
said that he spoke only for him
self but that personally he would
prefer to handle his wheat as In
tho past rather than sign up for
six years to do his marketing
through an organisation In
which he lacked confidence.
Leon Cohen was a special
guest at the luncheon today and
made a brief talk expressing his
pride In Pendleton and his pica
sure at being buck in his old own
SEVEN YEAR OLD BOY
HACItAMENTO, May 18. (f. P.)
Charles Howard, 7 yesr old lad died
In a local hospital as the result of be
ing bitten by a dog suffering from ra
bies. Several others were also bitten.
The health department took tha mat-
tar In hand.
Y EAST OEEGONIAN, PENDLETON. OREGON,
Weinberger Refuses to Reveal
How Much Money He Had;Lloyd George Reiterated His
Obtained From Bergdoll Case
WASHINGTON, May II. (U. P.)
The house committee, -Investigating the
escape of (.rover C-'levclund Hcrgdoll,
cited for contempt Harry Weinberger,
of Now York, the slacker's attorney.
He will be brought before the bar of
the house for trial.
Attorney for Many
The contempt citation waa made by
the committee after Weinberger refus
ed to reveal how much money he had
obtained from the Hcrgdoll cose. He
declared he would not present his
books to the committee. Weinberger
was attorney for many alleged radi
cals, Including Emma Goldman and
Alex Berkman. Weinberger refused to
reveal his fees in the bergdoll case or
what communications passed between
him and Bergdoll and D. Clarence Gib
boney of Philadelphia, another attor
ney In the cos. Representative John
son declared he would press for the
houso to vote a prison sentence for
The Committee Is also confronted
with a possibility of contempt proceed
ings against Mrs. Emma Hcrgdoll, the
slacker's mother. .Joseph McDevltt. of
the department of Justice, Informed
the committee she refused to permit
an examination of her books and
check stubs. The committee desired
to learn what amounts were paid for
counxel fees, or to aid In Bergdoll's
escape. Mrs, Bergdoll said she had
spent $30,00(1 but would not allow an
examination of her accounts.
PROPERTY OWNERS ARE
URGED BY CRABTREETO
DO AWAY WITH WEEDS
C. A. Cralitree, street commissioner,
is hot on the trail of offending weeds,
and he declares that he is going to
keep after property owners who have
failed to clean up until Pendleton is
Cleat ot Die noxious pests. Three 'n
spwtions were made recently In wkicn
Pire Chief W. E. Hingold and Mr.
Oabf ce Joined, and those Inspections
showed that tho city Is in better con
dition from a sanitary point of view
than It has been for a long time.
"Kite a lot more has to be done," he
wild. "Some of our lending citixens
are not showing the willingness to co
operate that one would naturally ex
pect from them. Take Happy Can-
.vol, and the Kound-Up grounds. They
ure not kept clean, and until some
bortv shows the real Pendleton spirit
and sees that these places are cleaned
Question of Brinaina Fleets
Together is Understood to
be Before Harding and Denby
WASHINGTON, May 18. (A. L.
Bradford, U. P. Staff Correspondent.)
The Atlantic and Pacific floets are
to be Joined In one American armada
If present navy department plans are
carried out. it has been learned au
thoritatively. Tho question of bringing the two
fleets together Is understood to be now
before President Harding and Secre
tary Denby. Naval officers believe
the new fleet should first he assigned
to the Pacific. Though It is denied
that this would be evidence, of un
friendliness to Japan, the officers
think tho International sltuutlon Is
such that It would bo better that the
main- American fleet bo stationed In
LANTZ B!LL PASSES
STATE SENATE TODAY
SPRI.VGFIlil-D, Ills.. May 18. (IT.
P.) State senate the LuiUs hill plac
ing the Chicago board of trade under
control of the stale agriculture depart
ment. Members of the board say this
means abolition of the Chicago cx
chance. LLOYD GEORGE DENIES
HE ARRANGED MEETING
WITH IRISH PRESIDENT
LONDON, May 18. tC. p. Lloyd
George denied he had attempted pri
vately to arrange a meeting with
"President" Da Valcra of Ireland. The
official denial said the only advances
ha had made were statoments In par.
Itament where he expressed his will
ingness to meet any one qualified as
a representative of the Irish people.
OF FRENCH PRESS
Statement Regarding Handl
ing oi upper sncsia.
FOR DISTORTED REPORTS
Children of Treaty Cannot be
Allowed to Break Crockery
in Europe With Impunity.
LONDON. May 18. (Ed. U Keen.
IT. P. Stuff Correspondent. Lloyd
George in a statement today declared
that the "Impertinence of the French
newspapers toward anyone disagreeins
with them would be "fatal to the en
tente." He reiterated his statement
In the commons regarding the hand
ling of upper Silesia. "I am not re
sponsible for distorted reports In the
French newspapers," he said. He de
clared the British, American and Ital
ian press had approved his statements
with "unprecedented unanimity."
Council Must Decide.
LONDON, May 18. (A. P. Lloyd
George Issued a statement reiterating
the British attitude toward the upper
Silcslan question expressed by him in
a recent speech, and disclaiming re
sponsibility for the "distorted reports"
in the French newspapers.
"The fate of Upper Silesia must be
decided by the supreme council and
not by Korfanty," he said. "Children
of the treaty cannot be allowed to
break crockery In Europe with Im-j
punity. Somebody must place , a rc-l
straining hand upon them." j
Japanese Conference Now in
Session Favors Leaving
Army in Amur, Sagholion.
TOKIO, May 18. (Henry W.' Kin
ney, L. P. Correspondent.) The with
drawal of Japanese troops from
Vladivostok region, but not from
Amur or Sagballon. Is understood fa
vored at a conference of the Japanese
govvrnlnent representatives to Asia.
now In session here. All members or
the cabinet, governors of Korea and
Shantung, the Japanese minister to
Peking and other hlKO, officials sta
tioned on the Asiatic continent are at
tending the conference.
WARNING SKNT P1U-IIMCXT.
MEXICO CITY, May 18. (A. P.)
"Beware of the fate of Francisco Ma
dero. who failed to heed solicitations
to channe his policy and fell," was a
warning sent to President obrcgon b
liberal constitutionalist members of
the chamber of deputies and the sen
ate. Kadlcals attempted to force their
way into the chamber of deputies last
night to attack the liberal constitution
alists who were' holding a caucus.
SOCIETY HONORS MARY GARDEN
Chicago's Four Hundred was so elated over the success of Mary Garden's
tour of the country with her opera company, that It honored her with a re
ception. Miss Muriel McCormick, daughter of Harold Fowler MeCurmlek,
Chicago millionaire, Is shown seated beside the prima donna-director.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 18, 1921.
SPEAKERS OLD AND YOIJVG PRAISE
WORK OF LEON COHEN IN BEHALF
OF CITY; NOTABLE BANQUET HELD
"Gentlemen, from the bottom of my
heart, I thank you." Leon Cohen's
voice choked with emotion so that he
con Id not trust himself to say moro
when he responded to a toast at a
banquet last night held at the French
restaurant when 110 members of the
Pendleton Commercial Association
gathered to honor him for the work
ho has done and the burdens he has
borne during the 37 years he has been
Identified with Pendleton's business
and civic activities.
Homage such as Is rarely accorded
a citizen by his fellow townsmen was
paid the founder of The Peoples Ware
house In the series of talks given fol
lowing the banq.uet when his efforts
toward the upbuilding of the city and
community were partially revived.
. Steady Wheel Horse
Mr. Cohen was referred to as a
steady dependable wheel horse in the
talk by Will M. Peterson, who was the
first speaker to be Introduced by Presi
dent James H. Sturgls who presided at
"I have always felt a desire to be a
wheel horse, and I want to see the
time when every man around this table
will be a wheel horse. A race horse
is good to look at. but the loads are
pulled by those unflinching men who
know the use of a collar. Leon Cohen
,has never been a radical or an extrem
ist. He has been conservative, and If
every good deed he has done were rep
resented by a rose, tonight he could
lie down In a wilderness of flowers."
l-iiMt Days Itcn-allcd
In talks by Dr. F. W. Vincent and
Joe Tallman, the early days of Com
mercial Association activities In Pen
dleton were revived. Dr. Vincent who
was the first president of the organi
sation told of the work that was done
by that body of men. The association
was formed in 1893 with nine men as
the nucleus and they in turn got busy
and increased this number to 1. The
original Initiation fee was i-'l and the
dues were J." a month.
The first meeting was held in what
was until recently the Carter and
Smythe law office. Later the head
quarters were ghlfted to the rooms re
cently occupied by the Tri State Ter
minal and afterwards to permanent
quarters in rooms over the Pendleton
Drug Co. owned by the late Tom Ma
" Dr.Vincent told of the improvement
"bugs" that different members had In
cluding roads and a water system. He
described the old tw o-inch water main
system and recalled that the charge
for water at that time was a cent and
a half per thousand gallons. That Mr.
Cohen encouraged the others in these
different projects was the speaker's
President Two Years
For two years, in 1902 and in 1906
U. S. AND JAPAN WAR
WOULD GO HARD ON
JAPS, SAYS GLEASON
Yap, Corea, China and Califor
' nia Question Would Not Fur
nish Remotest Cause for War
CHICAGO. May IS. (A. !'.) A
fight to the finish between the I'niteil
States und Japan would result In Ja
pan being wiped off the map, George
Gleason. international Y. M. C. A.
Secretary, wno lias just returned from
the Orient, declared In addressing the
Mr. Tallman said Mr. Cohen was presi
dent. Charles H. Carter drew up the
first by-laws that were adopted by the
association. The appropriating of
$100 for improvement of Wild Horse
road was one of the early ventures of
the body, and later the sum was In
creased to 800 with strict Instruc
tions to the contractor that under no
conditions' should he exceed this
The streets were mud puddles In the
wet season, Mr. Tallman said. To
keep traffic possible was a real task
during the winter months.
The first board of directors had on
Its membership T. F. Roorke. T. C.
Taylor, Sam Srturgis, Ed Boyd, Sam
Jackson and Leon Cohen.
A number of the youncer men were
called on for impromptu talks, Koy
Buchanon declaring in his speech that
the homage paid Mr. Cohen by the
speakers was all too brief. Roy Ualey,
last year's president of the association
declared that he thought Mr. Cohen
should be classed as a thoroughbred
rather than a wheel horse. Other
I speakers were Judge J. W. Maloney,
Mayor George A. Hartman ana Dr. .
The large crowd was well cared for
by the management of the restaurant,
and conditions made the work of serv
ing difficult owing to the extra people
who arrived late.
At the conclusion of the banquet
those present joined in giving three
cheers and a tiger for the .honor
guests. James 8. Johns serving as cheer
international disarmament congress.
He declared.' however, "that only
those living in the kindergarten of in
ternational affairs could picture the
possibility of war between this country
and Japan. The Yap, Korea. China
and the Cnl'fornia question would not
furnish the remotest cause for a war."
PENDLETON BAND WILL
DONATE SERVICES FOR
ONE DAY AT CARNIVAL
The extent of cooperation that Is
beinpr practiced by the business inter
ests of Pendleton in preparing for the
Merchants' and Manufacturers' Car
nival which will be held here May 26
and 27 Is shown in the fact that the
Pendleton band, through its leader A.
W. Ltinilcll. has offered to donate its
servk'cs free during one evening of the
This information has lecii received
by Philo Rounds, chairman of the en-
jtei'tainment committee. Music will he
Must us essential as any of the fea
tures that are counted on to make the
event a success, and the spirit u -spiay-ed
by the band has met with a warm
response from the merchants.
Prospective brides and grooms are
still being sought, the committee de
clares. Two couples has already sig
nified iheir willingness to he married
during the carnival.
Pciiland Bros, had no display to
make at the carnival, but that lias not
prevented them from taking a part.
They have volunteered their services
In hauling exhibits
free of charge.
to Ha y Canyon
i LONDON, May H. ( I. P. I With 1
! 24.ntm.lioi) working days lost, the
I itritish lenders returned to the task
of ending the coal strike. Thu mine-j
owners are prepared to offer a plan of
great consolidations to reduce the
production cost without lowering wa
ges greatly. The plan is sponsored by
the Marquis of Londonderry and sub
mitted to his fellow mlneowner. .
DIES AT EARLY
Former Secretary of Interior
Succumbs Following Opera
' tion at Mayo Bros. Institution
HAD SHOWN IMPROVEMENT;
DEATH WAS UNEXPECTED
Mrs. Lane,-His Wife and Geo.
Lane HiSr Brother- Were - in
..Attendance at His Bedside.
ROCHESTER, MinD- May 18. (U.
P.) Franklin K. Lane, former secre
tary of the interior, died at St. Mary's)
hospital today. He cam here several
weeks ago for treatment by the famous)
Mayo brothers, surgeons. A steady
Improvement was noted since Lan
underwent the operation. He gained
In strength and was apparently well
on the road to recovery. At an early
hour today, the attending nurso noted
the weakening of his heart and called
the physician, Mrs, Lane bis wife, and
George Lane his brother., -Lane weak
ened rapidly and passed away at I a.
m. He was born In Charlotts Town
Canada, In, 1164. He was a graduate
of the University of California. , -
Served Seven Years In Cabinet
It was often said of Franklin K.
Lane that if he had been born In the
United States instead of Canada, h
would have been presidential timber.
After serving seven years In President
Wilson's cabinet as Secretary of the
Interior, he resigned his 111,000 a
year post in expensive Washington
early in 1920 "in justice to his family
to become vice president and legal ad
viser of the .Mexican petroleum com
panics controlled by Edward L.
Follow cd Newspaper Work '.
Upon leaving college he engaged In
newspaper work, becoming part owner
ar.d editor of the Tacoma, Wash., Dally
News. In 188 he was admitted to the
bar of California and from HIT until
1002 served aa Corporation Counsel of
San Francisco. IA the latter year he
was the Democratic candidate tor . .
governor of California bat was not
elected. He received the party vote ot
the State legislature In 1103 for United
States senator. Appointed a memos!
of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion by President Roosevelt In 1101. .
later becoming chairman, Mr. Lane
was serving in that capacity when ha
was made Secretary of tho Interior.
I'avorcd League of Nations
Secretary Lane was a keen supporter
of the League of Nations covenant and
advocated ratification of the peace
treaty of Versailles:
- '. Family- Sarvlv Him " -
Mr. Lane married in 1811 Miss Annf
Wlntermute of Tacoma, Wash. Two
ehildrewr-tweee bnrn.-t- thew, Mrev
Nancy Lane Kauffman of Washington
and Lieutenant Kranklin K. Lane, Jr.,.
U. S. A. of Los Angeles, Cay. ;
Lane was nominated democratic
candidate for governor of California In
1902. He received hla, party vote In
the legislature for the United States
scant or in 13. He waa a member of
the Interstate commerce commission
from 1905 to 1!)1S. He was appointed
secretary of Interior in tho Wilson
cabinet In 1913. , '
His death was caused by angina pec- .
toris. a disease of the heart from,
which he had been suffering for two -years.
Hr-ohltiit Sends Message.
WASHINGTON, May 11. U. P.l
"Kranklin K. Lane was an outstand
ing American," President Harding
said in a message of condolence to ,
Mi. Lane. The message follows: . ..
"I have just learned of the death
of your distinguished husband. I am
wiring to express my very great shock
and my exceedingly dep sorrow over ,
bis untimely passing. He was an out-,
standing American who rendered most
distinguished service t his country ,
and found an abiding place in the of
fectlon of all who knew him well.
Mrs. Harding joins ma lu an expres
sion of most sympathetic condolence."
Reported by Major J.ee Moorhouse,
weather observer. ,
Minimum. H. I