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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
& AILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON,
TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 9, 1921.
f ' ' ' -
TO HS ARREST
Illinois State Executive Offices
'May be Transferred to
f . Sangamon County Jail.
WOULD RATHER GO TO JAIL
THAN PAY ANY BAIL MONEY
Attorneys may 1 Sue Mester's
Bondsmen for $10,000 if He
Persists in Serving Warrants
SPRINGFIELD. Aug. . U. P.)
The Illinois stale executive offices
may transfer tu the Sangamon county
Jul!, Governor Small, indicted under
charges of Juggling state funds while
treasurer, having declared he will not
submit to arrest and would rather go
to Jail than pay ball money. It. is In
dlcated that Small' attorneys may sue
Hherirf Mester's bondsmen .for $10,
000 boud it M ester persists in his In-
tcatiuus to serve warrants for the
j 1 Prisoner In Office
HPRINCFIELD, Aug. . (f. X. 8.)
Governor Small Is a virtual prisoner
In 'his office here. An armed posse,
headed by Sheriff Muster, placed the
capltol. under a "state siege." Armed
deputy sheriffs and city detectives are
thrown around the capltol and every
exit is guarded. The sheriff had three
warrants for Small's arrest He in
tended to forcibly arrest the governor
us soon as he left alio building end
charge him with misuse of stute In
terest funds. Tho governor locked
himself In his office when he learned
tho sheriff was headed his way.
PEACE IN IRELAND
Irish Peace Agreement Lays
Between Ulster and Sinn
Fein; Britain Gives Chance.
LONDON, Aug.' . (Ed. I Keen,
V. P. Statf Correspondent.) The
Ifh peace agreement lays between
Ulster and Sinn Fein. Great Britain
Is giving the Irish every chance. The
Iall ISIrcman Is expected to ratify Dc
Valera'a pcaco program, as did the
Hlnn Fein cabinet. De Valcra may yet
nieet Premier Craig and get Ulster and
Hum Fein together.
Britain Is rogurded as making every
effort tu effect peace when she releas
ed all members of the Dull Elreann,
Including John McKeown. held under
a murder charge, whoso threatened
detention presaged a rupture in the
peace negotiations. Dublin corre
spondents of London newspapers de
clared there is little doubt that Bail
Elreann will follow the Sinn, Fein
cabinet's lead In ratifying De
Valera's peace negotiations on August
16. '. Ulster's part In the settlement re
mained uncertain. Thcro Is no Indi
cation that rremlor Craig ami Do
Valcra have already met, 'although
they may do so.
BUDGET FOR EXPENSES
FOR SCHOOLS ARE LOIR
The budget for expenses of School
District No. 18, wjiiuh Includes the
Pendleton schools, will be materially
lower this year than last year, a state
monti made today by Supt. H. E. In
low 'indicates. The 'new budget will
be worked out before long by the
budget committee which was named
last night, by the board df education.
The men named are K. G. Warner, D.
H. Nelson, H. W. Collins, J. M. Malo
ncy and Jamas Johns, Jr.
1 The district has been on a budget
system for years, but the making of
the budget for the coming year will
be concurred In by the new commit
tee, the naming of which becomes ne-
cessary under the provisions of a re
cently enacted slate law.
Preliminary estlmatos which were,
made by the school board several
months ago indicated that the levy
would be lower than in former years,
and It now is apparent that the levy
will be even lower than at first plan
ned. Several mills are expected to be
clipped from the school expenses.
WIIEAT CROP FORECAST
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. (A. P.)
The August crop report tof the depart,
ment of agriculture Issued today fore
casts the preliminary estimate of the
production of winter wheat at 544.
000,000 bushel! and spring wheat at
III, 000,000, a condition of 68.6 per.
cent of normal,
UMAT1U COUNTY MEN
TRAVEL IN MOUNTAINS
IN DOWNPOUR OF RAIN
Road May be Changed Result
, of Conference of Courts.,
(East Orcgpniun Special)
HEPPNER. Aug. . To drive over
mountain rouds in a downpour of rain
with lightning pluylng all ubout wai
the lot last night of the party of
L'malilla county men who compose
tho party that has been touring Oram
county for an Inspection. of roiuK
The majority of the cars did not
arrive until midnight lost night, and
Ocorgo Ferguson of Pendleton was not
ablo to come In until this morning.
He had an accident with his car on
the rough rouds and wan compelled to
wait at Monument where he had
the machine repaired. His passcn-
gcrs were brought In in other cars.
Everyone got through the storm In
excellent shape with tho one excep
tion and no one was hurt, but most of
tho party would just' as soon dispense
with drives through mountain storms.
Road May He Changed.
A conference between the members
of the county courts of'Umatllla and
Morrow counties was held this morn
ing during which ' a propositi to
ehunge the course of the PiTot'R'brk
Heppner roud was made.
While the details of the change have
not been definitely decided on, it is I
probablo that the course will be
changed. Tho change will make the
road somewhat longer thun at first
contemplated, but the grude on the
new route is said to be some better.
and an additional merit argued for it
is that the new route will make the
highway of service to more people
The last car carrying the Junket
ing party was ready to leave here at
11 o'clock, and many of the ma
chines left earlier In the morning for
MURDER AND SUICIDE
-OCCURS .IN NEW YORK
SYRACUSE. N. T., Aug. . (1. N.
E.) A murder and an attempted mur
der and suicido occurred here when
Frank Sager, 26 years of age, shot his
sweetheart, Bcrnlce Cook and her sis
ter Pearl, then suicided. Pearl was in
stantly killed, tier nice is in the hos
pital dangerously wounded.
The shooting occurred while the
girls were enroute to work. Sager
opened fire without warning. Suger
p.nd Bcrnlce are said to have been en
gaged. He proposed an early mar
riage, which Bernlco vetoed. This Is
said to have caused disappointment to
tager, who brooded over it.
ItOSUtUUG DENTIST STII.I
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.. Aug. 9.
(U. P.) Doctor Brumfleld is .still at
large. Two men. one of whom is be
lieved to bo Brumfield was jailed here
suspected In connection with the Ma-
ztttna holdups. Both the men were
Identified by the victims, who agree
with the police that the larger of the
two, Jack Morrison, is the man sus
pected of being Brumfield. Lillian
Bennington, of Roscburg, ,a suspected
check forger, was arrested with the
two' men. There Is no trace of Brum
field. All clues lead nowhere.
NOVEMBER 1 1 AS DATE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. (U. P.)
Japan "gladly accepts" the suggestion
that the disarmament conference meet
in Washington on November 11, Arm
istice Day, the state department has
announced. All the invited powerst
England, France, Italy, China and Ja
pan have now agreed on November 11
aS the date and a formal call for the
meeting is expected to go out shortly.
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WILL STAR! AN
INVESTIGATION CALCULATED TO FIX
SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. 9. (El P.) I
Federal authorities expected to start
an investigation calculated to fix the
responsibility for the Aluska disaster.
Many of the survivors are arriving by
train. Eureka authorities, conduct
ing an Inquvst over the 18 bodies In
the morgue, returned the simple- ver
dict: "Death by drowning and ship
wreck." The retold tale of the
steamer's striking on Blunt's reef In
cluded details of the Inefficiency of
handling and improperly equipped
lifeboats. Little has been added to
the detail already known. Most of
the survivors, now counted unofficial
ly at 103, have left Eureka. Fires are
still burning on the beach and patrols
are looking for the bodies.
Charlotte Bronte's "writing was so river is believed to possess a potential
smalr that It appeared to have been capiclty of fourteen thousand horse
traced, with a needle. power.
OLDEST OREGON 1. 0. 0. F.
(Special to the East Oregoniun)
ECHO, Ore., Aug. 9. W. W. Whit
worth, aged 80, a resident of Echo
since 1861, and the oldest Oregon
member of the I. O. O. F. lodge, died
this morning at his home. His death
was due to old ago.
Mr. Whltworth was born in Illinois
and at an early uge went with Ills par
ents to Missouri. Later in 1853 he
came by ox team to the Rogue River
valley. .Fifty-three years ago he mar
ried Miss .Mary Robertson. They were
the parents of seven children, two of
whom survive, Kelly Whltworth and
Mrs. Sadie Elder, both of Echo. Mrs.
Whltworth also survives..
No funeral arrangements have been
made. Iturial will probably be under!
the auspices of the I. O. O. F. and w.
o. W. lodges.
New York suffered a loss of 4.782
men in the World War. which was
the greatest number of any state.
Pennsylvania was second with 3,953.
OLD FORGE, X. Y., Aug. 9. (L X.
S. ) John Jucob Astor, of New York
and Newport, youthful son of Mrs. W.
E. Dick, who before her marriage to
Mr. Dick was the wife of John Jacob
Astor. who lost his life in the Titanic
disaster, is enjoying life in the Adi
rondaka. Recently he decided to
leurn the railroad business. He did it
in a single day. His first step wa
taken at Thendara. where he visited
the telegrapher and station agent,
Wright by name. Wright explained to
his young visitor the Intricacies " oftmade by sehool'anthorn'les to assure jg,
ticket selling, the Morse telegraph al
phabet and Its operation, how to molll-
fl disgruntled travellers, and the nu
nvrous details of the ticket office.
This finished, the youngster approach
ed an engineer on a locomotive. The
functioning of the delicate yet power
ful machinery of thut greut monster
The inquisitor wondered why a fire
man was needed for an oil burner. He
asked many questions. He was anx
ious to learn. His education must be
complete. Although the lad was seek
ing Information from a busy man his
manerisms were so polite, his poise
so pleasing and his interest so sincere
that the crusts' railroad engineer de
tailed his answers with a smile. Satis
fled that he had finished his railroad
education Astor Jumped into a nearby
car and departed. It 'was sometime
later before Astor's "instructors"
learned his identity.
LONDON. Aug. 9. ( U. P.)
can prisoners in Russia have been re
leased, according to the British foreign
office, whose representative reported
official Information to that effect.
The stute department at Washington
lecelved a cable declaring the Ameri
can prisoners were Hearing Jamburg,
near Narva and Eathonia, on the Rus
eliin liiiT..lur Tim Amprlcfin Ftian and
Reval representatives, messaged that;16 "! "
the prisoners had started to the fron
tier yesterday. Six persons are report
ed to be in the released party. The
active relief for Russians starts im-
mediately upon the arrivals of
Americans, according to reports.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9. (A. P.)
The police claim accumulating evi
dence, against Arthur C. Hurch, ar
rested in connection with the slaying
of John B. Kennedy. They found an
automobile Burch had rented and
drove to the scene of the shooting.
The Philippine railroads are to be
electrified with power developed from
tho Agno river, in Central Luzon. This
RUTH HART'S NAME IS
STILL AMONG MISSING
FRIENDS LOSE HOPE
'With the name of Miss Ruth
Hurt still In the list of those
missing s nee-the wreck of the
steamer Alaska Saturday night,
Pendelton friends have given
Up hupp that she, survived. Her
supposed death has caused great
regret l:i Pendleton where she
wus most popular during her
Mrs. Julia Metzlcr, of La
Grande, sister of .Miss Hart,
passed through Pendleton last
night on her way to Eureka,
California, where she will seek
tho body of her sister. Mrs.
Melzler believes (hat her sister
did not survive but hopes to re
cover the body. She will be
Joined in Portland by Judge G.
W. Phelps, who will go with
her to California. Mrs. Phelps
is a sister of Miss Hart.
Local Girl Not Uxuu-d.
SAX FRANCISCO. Aug. 9
(A. P.) The latest revised list -of
the .missing from the Alusku
contains the names of 26 pas
sengers and four members of the
crew, including the name of
Ruth Hurt of Pendleton.
Summer Improvements Have
Been Made ; Buildings and
Playgrounds in Good Shape.
Figures compiled from records made
ly students in the Pendleton high
school during past years show that an
early start in the school year and reg
ular attendance are the two chief
necessities for students to make maxi
mum grades. Jn many cases failures,
or low grades, are easily traced to a
late start In the. school term and irreg
ular attendance, Supt. U. E. Inlow said
Guided by the information furnished
tiy these f'guros, tvery effort will be
starting the work on
t'mc this year.
Sometimes lateness of
harvest has caused some of the older
hoys to lose time, but owing to the
fact that the wheat harvest is already
well on the way toward completion,
it is thought that there will be no trou
ble from this source this year.
Plans are already being 'made for
tho opening of school this year which
will start ott Tuesday, September 6,
Just four weeks from today.
The usual summer improvements
have been made, and the coming of
September will find the buildings in
good condition. The three play
grounds surrounding the schools have
been given n coating of cinders, gravel i
and sand, and th's material has been
rolled, so it is thought that muddy
yards will not prevail during the win
ter mouths. These improvements
which also include a thorough clean
ing of desks, and where needed, re
surfacing, are expected to be complet
ed by the middle of AuKiist. After
this time, the janitors will take charge
of their respective buildings and give
the"i the fii'shln? touches in the way
of thorough renovations. ,
An additional room is being fitted
up at the Field school where primary
overflow will be cared for.
The corps of teachers fco take charge
of the work th's year will number 46.
Practically all of them are experienc
ed, and with a very few exceptions,
they are normal or college and Univer
sity graduates. More than half of
them have done special work during
INSTRUCTION TO BE GIVEN
Instruction in life saving will be
given In Pendleton tho latter part of
Heges, Red Cross
life saving instructor who held similar
classes here last year. .There will be
instruction for young boys and girl
and for older boys. Classes will
held In the Natjitorium. Tho exact
dates will be announced later. Rex
Ellis is in charge of the arrangements.
HOTEL KEEPER DECLARES
RUSSEL STOPPED AT HISj
PLACE TW0 DAYS AG0;
LAKEV1EW. Ore., Aug. 9. i
1 (U. P, I Charles Potts, a for- !
mer Roscburg resident and a '
former fr'end of Dennis Russell,
says Russell, thought murdered
by Brumfield, still lives, accord-
ing to a report reaching here.
According to the report
brought by a Paisley stage driv-
er. Potts told diners In the Che- I
waucan hotel that Russel stop- j
ped and talked with him two '
days ago and got gas and oil. j
Polls declared he was certain the
man was Russell and that he i
could probably locate him w ithin
I a few hours. j
Russell told Potts, according !
to the stHge driver's story, that
1 he was afraid to return to Rose-
. burg unt.M the Brumfield affair
i bad blown over. Many people
both in Ikevlew and Paisley
believe Brumfield and Russell
are both alive In the hills of
northern Iake and Klamath
! LEGIONNAIRES OFF FOR FRANCE.
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I till w-w .- .. - .tA
U- . U
Here are leaders of the American
. bound for France. .There they will participate in ceremonies at the unveiling
f a monument to commemorate the
light are John G. Emery, national commander; John J. Wicker, business man
ner. Wicker carries the chefck book
WHEAT PRICES SHOW
Wheat, following yesterday's Indi
cations, rose In price today. Septem
ber wheat closed at f 1.23 3-4 und De
cember at $1.27. Yesterday the clos
ing prices were 1.22 1-4 and ?1.23
Following are the quotations re
ceived by. Ovcrbeck & Cooke, local
Open High Iiw'
1.25 '4 1.27 U 1.25 4
Corn. - - .
"' ,57'i ' '..S8t - .57',
Wheat It was a strong market and
although trie outside trade was not !
large there was evidence of a moder
ate improvement. A substantial part I
of the buying was by seaboard inter- I
ests apparently against sales for ex
Port. The idea seems to be gaining
that much larger- exports than re
ported is being worked da'ly. All
cash markets were strong and higher
with milling demand more active than
it has been for many months. The
statement of a prominent
the effect that stocks of flour through
out the country are very small attract
ed attention. The various statements
regarding the Russian situation also.
The government report to be issued
later today is expected to show an ex
portable surplus of not more than
175,iHi'l,U(ifi. If our advices as to thj
position of import requirement of j
Europe are any where near correct it j
will mean a Aery bullish situation j
which might be reacted in the mar- j
ket at any time should foreigners pu' i
their buying credit in effect in any j
Government report Winter wheat i
production, 54 J.iiimi m!0. a yield of!
14.0 per acre. Spring wheat produc-
tion 2 1 s, won. immi, a yield of ll.s per'
acre. Total production, 757,000,000.
Corn production 3. 1."2,u00,0mi. yield
25.4 pe racre. Condition of spring
wheat condition, 66. 6; oats, 64.5.
CATTLE MARKET IS WEAK
PORTLAND, Aug. 9. (A. I
Cattle are w eak, hogs are steady, sheep
are nominal and all unchanged. Egps
are one cent lower. I'.uying price -'j
to 25! cents. Butter is firm.
NEW COUNTER INSTALLED
A new cigar stand, of the .open front
variety, is being constructed at the i'f-
It will be finished in
PASSENGER STEAMER IS
AGROUND ON SAN PABLO
REEF; RESCUERS TO AID
TITLE TO HiS SEAT
WASHINGTON. Aug. 9. (A. P.I
Republicans of the senate privileges
and elections committee voted Tru
man H. New berry, a republican, of
Michigan, whose election was contest
ed by Henry Ford, a clear title to his
;t. T-p ease goes to the senate for
A greater variety of birds is to be
found In South America than In any
other part of the world, due to the
fact thut the Andean mountains offer
such a range of climate thut all kinds
of bird life thrive.
Legion on the S. S. George AVashlngton
valor of. American soldiers.
and strong-box for the party.
THREE JESSELS, ALASKA,
Alaska Means Loss of 48 Lives;
San Jose Landing Passengers
Multnomah is in no Danger.
SAX FRANCISCO. Aug. 9. (U. P.)
Three ships, the Alaska, the pan
.lose and the Multnomah, have stirred
marine circles. The Alaska, broken
jup off Blunts Reef, probably means
i 4 si lives lost. The San Jose, aground
I off Asuncion Island, is landing its pas
sengers on the baTren coast of South-
i ern California, 300 miles from San
j D'ego. The steamer Multnomah, from
Seattle to San Francisco, is adrift off
the North Cape of Mendocino with a
broken propeller. The vessel is in no
I danger. The loss of the San Jose is
; declared certain, though no loss of
j lives is feared.
The steamer Quinault. en route from
i Tacoma to San Pedro, is rushing to
Ijiiil thn riia!ilet Kttamei AFtil tniim:) li
ajrift otf BilllUs l;eef with a broken
propeller. The destroyer Farquhar
left San Diego to go to the aid of the
passenger steamer San Jose, aground
on the San Pablo reef, off Asuncion
Island on the coast of Southern Cal'
; WASHINGTON. Aug. 9. (I. N. S.)
i The end of the acute business de
i prcssion throughout the United States
j and employment of a million men dur
j Ing the coming winter depends upon
the administration bill to. extenfl fi
nancial relief to railroads, Eugene
Meyer, Jr. director of the war finance
corporation declared before the senate
Meyer appeared to urge the immed
iate passage of the bill permitting the
war finance corporation to extend
credit to railroads.
The shock from a bolt of lightning
I iliHf struck her home ill Lynn. Mass
, achusetts. restored to a woman her
jipccch and hearing. When the bolt
struck she screamed, "oh, my baby!"
and now talks as well us ever.
San Jose Carries 66 Passengers
Crew of 36; Vessel is Rest
ing Easily at Present.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9 (U. P.)
Tln passenger steamer Suit Jose of
the Pacific .Mail Line, is aground off j
San 1'ablo roof on the Assuncipn isl
and toast of lAiwer California, accord
ing to advices to the murine deiart
ment of the San Francisco chamber of
: commerce. Passengers are taking the
! situation calmly, although the vessel
Is in danger of breaking up. The
j ste.tiner Grifl'gu, SOU miles distant. Is
j i, -ported hurrying to the scene. The
ivess I is cKiiying 66 passengers and a
I crew- of .111. The vessel Is resting
eusily at present.
IN AT RATE OF -2,000
Many Crawling on Hands and
Knees Too Weak jo Stand;
Scores Dying by : Wayside.
BOLSHEVIK SENTRIES LIVE
ON WHATEVER THET GET I,
Conditions , Are Apballind;
, -Thousands Exist on Griss
Roots Boiled in Waiit
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LONDON. Aug. 9 A. PJ'-&iti'
Thompson, in charge of the --A-Dieff
lean relief at Brest-Lltvosk .reports
the Russian refugee! pouring In at the
rate of 2000 a day. Many are crawl-'
ing on'' thcii rrands4Wttr'"lnees, toi''
weak to Htand and soorcs ire dyinif, '
uy me roaasiae. ine cenuiuons tra
appalling, thousands are existing oh.
grass roots boiled In water. . BolsSfl- . 4
vlk sentries are living . on Whatciior
they can get. " f - i' ? ". r'
PRKSIDKXT SIGNS SWEET Bixi.v' ,
WASHINGTON, Aug. . (U. P.J-i-j
President Harding signed1 " the Swpet"'"
bill providing for reorganization "of
soldier relief facilities. Budget 'Direr-
tor Dawes recommended the' "bi!f,..:
which creates -the veterans' service
bureau from the soldier relief , lc-?.'
Hons of the war risk bureau. Charters'
Forbes of Washington,, was named dl-'
MIXES WTJJU BE REOPEN tfe t '"'o
SEATTLE, Aug. . (A. P.J Cortl-,'
mercial coal mine operators in a state - 1
ment to fortner employes ' declared '
their intention of reopening the mines' j.
closed since March, "independently. of
the United Mine Workers Qf Americjl.",?
DRIFTS HELPLESS WITH
V mm ww w ft WW. w W. mmwww . H1 T
, . i -- i-;'
i . , .,- i t
Heavily Laden With Lo.mcr'
Vessel Drops Propeller , 80 j
Miles From. . Blunts ' Beef.);
. . , i . . .
SAN FRANCISCO,' Aug. IX: Pt) i)'
The steam schooner' -Multnomah, i
tons, lumber, laden; dropped hrj
propeller 50 -miles northwest of Blunt' J iji
Reef and is drifting helplessly with a ;
crew of 15 or 20. Relief Is hastening ,
to her aid. The vessel is not; ne'tle"ve5'
to be in danger. 1 ! "
TRUNK CONTAINING BODY
FOUND IN LAKE UNION
SEATTyj. Aug. . (U. P.jTlie i
police hope to wring a confession of '
guilt from James Mahoney, the body
of whose aged wife the police found
in a trunk in Lake Union, Physicians
are examining the contents of the -woman's
stomach to ascertain If Ma- -honey
gave her chloral before killing
her with a hammer. The couple Were
married February 10 and Mrs. Ma
honey was last seen April It. follow
ing their honeymoon.. .Neighbors
heard screams from the. .Mahoney
house and Mahoney Was seen rowing
on Lake Union with a trunk. . Rela
tives demanded an Investigation anil
the police sought the trunk la the
lake. Mahoney meantime was Jailed
on a charge of forging the power of
attorney to get his wife's property. The
trunk was found August eighth.! ;
The weather reported by Majyl Lee
M nlinum 59. ' ' ;;
Barometer 29.00. ' i t
o I IUUMI Q.