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CHARLES WMB SHOOTS AT WIFE THEN TURNS GUN ON HIMSELF
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TO THE LEAGUE
Question Involves : Drawing
, Boundary Line Between Po
land and Germany
MOVE IS HAILED AS GREAT
VICTORY FOR PREMIER
Suggestion Came at Time When
Open Rupture Between
France and England Appear
I'AKIH, Aug. 12. (A. France
mid llrituiii decided to refer tlio Upper
Mleslun question to the league of na
tions. The question Involves the draw
Ini; of the boundary line between Po
land and Germany and threatened yes-
lei day to bring a I (Tea I; in the ullled
council meeting. ,
, l)IHoiiiiKitt Victory
LONDON. Aug, J j. t. X. S.
Premier Lloyd-Oeorge's successful
move to have the Upper Silesian tnea
aure referred to, the league of Nations
In hulled us his greatest diplomatic vic
tory. The premier's move came at a
time when there appeared certain to
be an open .rupture between France
and England and that the supreme
council would cease to function entire
Iloliifom-iiii'iil to lie Sent
PA HIS. Aug. 12. (f. V.) Pending
an adjustment of the Upper silesian
Msr-nte ny me lesisue
the league of nations coun-
ciih, toe Hupiciiie ct
suprcioe connorl decided
send allied reinforcements there to
preserve order It has been unnouueed
Lloyd George left for London, leav
ing Lord Cunon to represent Hrituln
In the deliberations of the supreme
council, according to a London an
nouncement. Lloyd George Intends to
attend the Washington disarmament
conference personally, contrary to an
earlier report that he would not do
so, providing his affairs -will permit.
!ilm followed IHiullock
PAULS. Aug. lij.(l. X. S.) Prem
iers Lloyd-George and Hrland agreed
to refer the Upper Silesian question to
t. meeting of the league of nations.
This decision was reached as the re
sult'of the deadlock that developed
yeiiiduy over the partition of Upper
Silesia. The proposal originated with
Lloyd George and tho supreme council
met and approved his suggestion.
Lloyd George departed for London
early this afternoon. He was smiling
iheerful and suld the discussions hud
"had a happy outcome."
TO EFFECT 1 RELEASE
SULLIVAN, lnd.. Aug. 12. (C. P.)
Prisoners held In connection with
running the mine foreman from the
county rushed to Terre Haute when
the police dlseoveredtho miners plot
to effect uwholeaale Jail delivery of
the two men held. Three mine bosses
were forced to leave the country when
Ihe miners vlgllunts plermed their
homes and threatened mob violence as
It protest agulnst unemployment.
Twenty shots were fired at Danny Me
tlarry as he left the Peerless mine, as
a remonstrance against McGnrry's al
leged employment of foreigners In pre
ference to American-born miners dur
ing the period of unemployment.
The weather, reported by Major Lee
Burometer falling slightly.
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HIGHTOWER, WHu DISCOVERED BODY OF '
: MISSING CATHOLIC PRIEST, WILL BE
Police Claim Strong Chain
C i r c u m stantial Evidence
Against William Hightower.
SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (f. P.)
William Hightower, heurlded as the
man discovering the body of Father
eslin, spent lust night In a prison cell
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priests murder. He. will also prob
ably be paid the $8,000 reward for dis
covering the body. The police claim a
strong chain of circumstantial evi
dence connecting Hightower with the
crime. His movements at the time of
the. kidnaping are regarded as highly
suspicious. ' "
The case against Hightower In
eludes; the police finding an Infernal
machine calculated to' fire when the
Coor is opened, such a contrivance as
the kidnapers suld guarded the kid
naped priest during the ransom nego
tiations; a typewriter In Hlghtower's
room tallies closely with the type used
in the note demanding ransom; High
tower rented an automobile about the
kidnaping dute; he has. unorthodox
religious views; he cannot account for
the time at about tlio time Father Hea
1 i 11 left his home; he Is known as a
worker with wlerd inventions. High
tower will make no statement.
Three Are Implicated
SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (A. P.)
The police believe thut three are Im-
Plicated In the death of Father Heslln.
ene woman and two men. They hope complete restoration of normal busl
lo have the second man soon. Theyhicss conditions; the further cost of
are still hunting Dolly Mason. A lct-!tving reduction: housing relief; Hot
ter written by Hightower, the suspect ! dation of the government's obliga
Uelalned. addressed to Dolly Mason, f Hons to the railroads: taxation read
waa uncalled for and was opened. The juslineiit and the solution of the for-,
letter contained a request Mr further j eign debts problem,
facts regarding the story the casual! Constanttne declared the industrial
visitor ts alleged -to bave given her CouiicU survey of genera) 'conditions
and announced the finding of the lo- i
cation of the grave.
SPOKANE. Aug. 12. A. P.) The
purported dying statement of a wom
an who was reported to have declar
ed she shot and killod Reno Hutchin
son, general secretary of the Y. M. C.
A. here in 1906, was said by the po
lice today to shed light on the mur
der mystery which baffled them for
15 years, According to a statement
r ade by a resident of Vancouver. 1).
C, tho woman declared she she
Hutchinson by mistake for a baiil-e-i
f Spokane who was formerly' head
of a bank In Vancouver which fa. led
losing her money. She did not learn
of her mistake until after leaving the
city und feared to return. The name
of the Intended victim and the wom
an were not made public.
recLAIIO LANDS WILL,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. (A. P.l
More than 200 farms on the gov
ernment reclaimed lands of the North
Platte and Shoshone , Irrigation pro
Jects will be opened to veterans, the
former September and the latter
CAUiAltV. Alia., Aug. 13. A
man liellovcd t be Dr. K. M.
Ili'iimfiiilil, wanted In connection
with tho alleged murder of Den
nis liusscil of ItiwhiH-g, was ar
rested h'ix today. The prllMHi
or first gave Ills name as Nor
man Whitney, a farm laborer,
but later admitted In the chief of
14 eo that Im was Krumficld. Ho
Mild he would not fight oumdi
Won to itufcfiiirg.
A fire which broke out at noon to- i
day destroyed the combine owned by'
M. L. Watts and Homer Watts of I
Athena and is now raging In a 40 acrej
wheat field owned by Wutts Brothers, j
with the blaste threatening too acres,
adjoining and owned by l.ou Hodgen. J
Word of the disaster was brought to j
Pendleton this afternoon by Mrs. Willi
Athena people are now fighting the
conflagration In the hope of saving I
some of the wheal. The fire, whose
origin Is unknown, was first noticed,
by the harvest crew during the noon!
meal. The men rushed to the scene'
of the blase which had gained much
headway before, the fire fighting be-j
CANYON DlncCTOnAI t
WILL MEET TONIGHT
i The first business meeting of
the reorganized Happy Canyon
directorate will be held litis
evening at T:30 o'clock at the
offices of the Commercial Asso-
cintiou. . '
The scope of tho "Little
Brother of the Big Round-LP,
will be discussed at tonight's
meeting, and several decisions
are expected to be made. In
addition to the directors, the
heads of the various depart-
mints will participate In the
Time until the Kound-V'p is
held Is rapidly' pasting, and a
concerted cooperation will be
ne.ehsury to insure aticveaa .
re'itiot ''.y the otiiccis has I'cen
made that every direcUr and
department head be prehtnt.
FIVE STEPS NECESSAR
TO BRING RESTORATION
OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS
NKW YOltK, Aug. 12. (I'. P.I
Karl Constaiitinc, executive secretary
of the natloanl Industrial council, de
clared the following five elementary
steps were neccssar to oring aooui a
indicated a gradual spasmodic
proveiuent for the rest of the year and
I the following spring.
HOLD JOINT C ON I KltKX t K,
WASHINGTON. Aug. 12. (i. X.
3.) The republican -members of the
senate finance committee, meeting 'n
conference with members of the house
ways and means committee, agreed to
modification of the American valua
tion plan for fixing tariffs ptovided by
t;.e Kordncy tariff bill. The question
Including the djestuff embargo in the
till, was referred to the sub-comm.t-(ee.
The committed also agrevd 'to
advocate the extension of the emer
I'tariff bill until January 1. 192:
ROBBER SUSPECT HELD
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 12 U. P.l
The four men and one women ar
rested Tuesday when Louis Gordon.
Edward Pulton were jailed III connec
tion with Ihe $25.1100 Seattle bank meg
senger robbery, remained In jail in
default of $10.(100 bonds each.
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SJIIfJ FEIN HEADS
DeValera's Reply is Neither Ac
ceptance Nor Rejection of)
Irish ,Peace Proposals.'
QUESTIONS ARE RAISED
AND ANSWERS NECESSARY
Replies May Serve to Facilitate
Future Dealings And Are Not
Expected to Cause Break.
, DL'BLIX.. Aug. 12. H'. P.) Ve
Valera's reply to Lloyd-George is
i neither an acceptance nor a rejection
I of the peace proposals, it raises vari
I ous questions to which answers are
I necessary. The answers may serve to
facilitate' the future dealings and ace
not expected to cause a break in the
Itt'udv to Negotiate
Dublin. Aug. 12: (I. X. S.) Depc
DUBLIN. Aug. 12. (I. X. .) De
Valera's letter to Lloyd-George in
formed the premier that the Sinn Fein
parliament was ready to negotiate
peace upon the English terms, acccrd
ing to the best authority here. The
Sinn Fein' leaders are optimistic over
the peace situation.
Mrs, Blackburn, Local Woman
Receives Word of Fate of
Her Sister and Family.
The bodv of Miss Ruth Hart. Pen
dleton girl who lost her life when the
I steamer Alaska went down will arrive
I here Sunday morning on No. 24, ae
' cording to a telegram received today
J by T. F. O'Brien, depot agent for the
; O. W. It. & N. Mr. O'Brien received
i word that the body was forwarded
! from Sun FraneiMo at 10:30 a. m. to
day and that it w ill arrive In Portland
at lop. m. tomorrow,
j Mrs. Julia Melzler. of I.a Grande,
i sister of Miss Hart, is'accoinpanying
the body from California to Pendleton
and it Is thought that Mrs. G. W.
Phelps, another sister will arrive here
on Sunday also. No announcement us
to funeral arrangements have been
Continued on pf S '
THE BIG SQUEEZE
PRISONER TELLS OF
HORRORS IN RUSSIA
Kilpatrick Says Many Are Dy
ing in Slow Misery and Tor
ture; Paper's Destroyed.
ItKVAL. Aug. 12. (I. P.) Amer-
Ita should demand all other nationality
prisoners now beiifg held in Russia,
Kinmet Kilpatrick, a just released Am-
erican prisoner, declared. Many are
dylng In slow misery and torture, their
papers destroyed and the world has;
apparently forgotten all about them '
AND M. FESTIVAL
WILL BE POSTPONED
UNTIL AFTER ROUND-UP
A decision to postpone the Mer
chants' and Manufacturers' Fall Fes
tival until after the Round-Up was
made this morning after a canvass by
merrbwrs of the general committee
was made of the merchants of Pen
dfcton. "Too close to Jtound-l'v time," is
the explanation made ol the decision.
On'y a short time remains to perfect
the festival if It were to be held in
this month, and after sounding out i
uiiijority of the participants
Huival. hud last. May and who In
tended to have a part in the festival
this fall, it was thought best to alter
The weather will b? rather warm
('uring this month to accommodate
tiie huge crowds that w ill undoubted
ly attend the festival, and that was
another factor that caused the post
ponement f the show.
Wh.le plans have not definitely
been made, it is probable that when
tne weather in cooler, a big festival
of some kind will be held this fall
('urii.g October or early November.
NEW YORK, Aug. 12. tU. P.l
Physicians announced the operation
upon H. P. Davison, the noted finan
cier, was unsuccessful, due to the dis
covery of a tumor at the base of the
brain. They were not able to remove
the growth, due to excessive bleeding.
Davison is in no Immediate danger. A
second operation will be performed
Kilpatrick declared the prison condi
tions are unspeakable. Many of the
communists are dying and leaders urg
ing that the food shall go only to the
fittest are letting the weakest die. He
declared the crop failures not due to
dibught, but to non-planting. The
people were angered when the soviet
confiscated the crops last year and
j Kilpatrick described the prison con-
ditions. say lng the prisoners died like
flies, had little rations and bad water.
Ke fell deathly sick and finally got re-
moved to a hospital, where conditions
were little improved, except he had
flesh air, cleanliness and sunlight. '
ISSUE OF ALL DISCUSSIONS
Portland, Aug. u. cu. p.
H. Wickham Steed, editor of the Lon
don Times, one of Xorthcliffe's chief
assistants, told the United Press
there was, absolutely nothing to the
interview he was reported as having
with King George. He said he knew
nothing about It. During the talk the
British editor 'dodged the political Is
sue of the discuss ons, althougn he in
dicated his belief that King George
was almost pro-Irish. He declared
the world must disarm In m'nd be
fore it could scrap the fleets. He in
dicated the belief that Englanders
should rid their minds of the
that America as almost a part of
i Rtiehinri nnd of cominir tti thi rmin-
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TAX REVISION BILL TO
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. (U P.l
: Representative Mondell, the house re
: publican leader, told the United Press
the house ways and means committee
, completes the tax revision bill Mon- j
j day. Should the committee give com- J
t?it-ie upproxai, me nouse mienus to
j rush the measure through next week.
The senate finance committee adopt-
cd the American valuation plan as the
! tariff bill basis, with slight modifies
; lions, republican members supporting
jthat plan unanimously and the repub
j lienn members of the house ways and
I means committee present also agree-
; ing. They reached a vital agreement!
to eliminate dyestuffs
from the em-
, PORTLAND, Aug. 1
I Resumption of the tong war was indi
cated by the disappearance of Tong
. leaders of the Suey Sings and ' Hop
.Sings from Chinatown, according to i
District Attorney Evans. Chinatown
is enpoying quiet, although Evans re
gards it as a icalm before a storm. He
believes the Suey Sings plot a re-
euge for the shooting of three of
their nuniber and cannot consider
peace until alter mey even tfct, blood
i cnuieton lodge. No. 2SS B P. O
E., is making arrangements to have
a number of local "Bills'' in attend
ance at the state convention of the
order w hich is to be held this ear at
Marshfield. August IS, l and 20.
That a good time will be the lot ot
those fortunate men who can find
the time to forgather with other mem-
hers of tho "herd" is evidenced by the
... u la ewuenceu oy luejcnarges or ussuuu wun hhbui iv
fact that the Marshf eld lodge has up-1 bodily Injury will be made against
propriated a cool Jio.tiooo provide ithe man.
entertainment for the convention
Roy W. Rltner is expected to head
the local delegation, and others who
are expected to make the trip include
Jin K Allen, F. J. McMonies. E. M. j
num.-.(morion. George Furstenbeig
and Claud Williams. Several other
plan to make the trip if It is possible
and It is thought that the delegatlor
.will be a large one.
Hoosttng of the Round-Up will.bt
ore of the functions of the local men
when they meet the throngs at
LOCAL VOMAfl IS
ATTACKED III 11
HOME LAST iiTiGfrr
Former Husband in Hospital
1 With Bullet in Back; Wife
' Burned on Neck With Powder
WILL FACE CHARGES AS
SQON AS OUT OF HOSPITAL
Neighbors Say Woman Would ,
Have Been Killed Had She
Not Displayed Much Nerve.
Charles A. Weatherford U In the -hospital
with a ballet In his back us
result of a shooting fray last night in
which he Is said to have attempted to
shoot his former wife, Mrs-'Osla-Weatherford,
and then turned the gun
Mrs. Weatherford waa not injure
beyond the burns Inflicted oh her neck
by powder, and the condition. , of i
Weatherford is not at all serious, it
it thought. ' '
On tfyinj "Jf; "
The shooting was staged shortly aft
tr 7 o'clock last night at the woman'
Lome, 126 Thompson street. , . v
Weatherford came here from his
home In Washington, and Henry Keys, ,
owner oi tne nouse wnere airs.
Weatherford and her foar children are ..'
living, declared this morning that
Weatherford has attempted to get MM.
Weatherford to forget their past dif-.
f 'cullies. She was granted a divorce .
about a month ago, , ...... , ,
After a day which he La said tu have
spent participating freely of moon-
! shine, Weatherford returned home last
I night, Mr. Keys said, and he bad a'
I rived at the crying stage of a drunken .
spree. . ...
"Put That Gun Down "
"Weatherford was crytns about the '
time of the shooting." Keys said thla
II i i n y .ist ti nil ll.lrAn w.m crf-
'ng. too. and I didn't pay much atten-
tion to what was soing on.
I was in
my own room. Then I heard Mrs. .
Weatherford says "Charley, put that
gun down"' then the sound of the re
Port reached me.
"I guess she would have been kitted '
if she had had less nerve. She rushed
toward him, instead of running away,
and the man missed. Her neck. was.
burned by the powder. ',: .
"He turned the gun on himself then .
and fired one shot. The bullet struck
over h's heart, but he wasn't hurt bad. .
He tried to get the revolver, after we
got it away from him."
At St. Anthony's hospital today
where Weatherford was taken after
j the shooting, it was stated that he was
i resting very well.
"He is not seriously injured, wa
the statement made by the hospital
The bullet Is thought to have follow-,
ed the rib around his "side and lodged'
in his back iust beneath the skin.
Mother Supports Children
Mrs. Weatherford supports ' flv
children by her labor at a laundry, tt
is said. Four of the children were
born as Issue of her marriage to
Weatherford. and tho other child Is
his by a former marriage. The oldest
of the 'quintet Is a nine-year-old girl
h i.. h
bies while the mother works during;
the day time.
Dissatisfaction with a court order
compelling hltn to pay alimony for the
1 f Hi- , ,.hll.
dren i8 sala to have brought Weather.
ford to Pendleton. He attempted to
dissuade his wife from remaining away
from him. and he Is said to have
promised her that he would provide
for her if she would return to hint.
Mrs. Weatherford secured her di
vorce July 14. In the complaint which
was brought In circuit court June .
the plaintiff charged that Weather
ford had been guilty of cruel and In
human treatment. Some of tho ape-'
clflc charges were that he had beaten
her until her body Was a welt of
bruises. Other Indignities were recit
ed. . ,
To Faroe Charges.
That Weatherford will face charges
as soon us he recovers from his tnf
juries is considered probabls. A
statement made by county . officials
this afternoon was to the effect that
charges of assault with Intent to d
SEATTLE. Aug. 13. (U. P.)-rtr
or inmndiary origin threatened the
life of father Francis Bb. the
priest slept In his room of the Hoqtlt
rark Catholic church. The pollcs ara
Investigating the cause of the fire,