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BOARDMAN, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH24, 1922
BANK ROBBERS ARE
Three of Four Bandits Taken
By Posse and Most of
Eatonville, Wash. Less than an
hour after bandits had robbed the
Eatonville State bank Monday after
noon of $2450 three were caught by a
posse and brought back to Eatonville.
A fourth member of the gang, said
to be the ringleader, who was driving
the car in which the men made their
getaway, was still at large.
All but $103.50 of the money stolen
was found on the bandits at the time
of their capture. The remainder is
believed to have been lost in the chase
or to be on the fourth member of the
Those captured were Michael Kelly,
28, clerk; J. S. Scott, 30, laborer, and
John O'Keefe, 21, laborer, all of Se
attle. Five minutes before closing time
two of the bandits entered the bank
and covered Cashier J. G. Raley and
the bookkeeper, Mrs. Roseburg, with
their revolvers. One of the bandits
remained outside for a moment and
the other stayed in the car.
While the cashier and bookkeeper
still had their arms in the air, a cus
tomer entered. All three were ordsred
into the vault. The bandits picked up
the money and ran out to the waiting
The vault was not locked, and Raley
sounded the alarm almost immediate-
A heavily armed posse was soon OB
About three miles from Eatonvilh
the bandits' auto broke down, ant!
they proceeded in one stolen from Er
They had only gone a short dis
tance, however, when they were over
taken by Fred Johnson and E. H
Jackson, who were scouting ahead oi
the main posse.
HARDING NOT WCII
Washington, D. C. Republican
house leaders failed Monday to obtain
presidential approval of the comprom
ise soldiers' bonus bill, but went ahead
with plans to put the measure through
the house. Speaker Gillett refused to
permit the measure to be brought up
under a suspension of the rules, how
ever, and a special rule will be neces
sary foi its consideration.
Representative Mondell, of Wyom
ing, and four other house members
were closeted with the president at
the White House for nearly two hours
Upon leaving the executive offices,
Mr. Mondell issued this statement la
"The bonus bill was fully presented
to the president with detailed explana
tion of the provisions which remove
the menace of excessive drafts on the
treasury in the immediate future and
avoid any program of added taxation.
The president went over the entire
situation, with an appraisal of com
mitments made. He advised the com
mittee that the legislation is a respon
sibility of congress and In view of
expressions previously made, he did
not think it essential to offer any
OREGON NEWS NOTES OF
EVENTS HAPPENING DURING WEEKl
I'OISON PREPARED FOR
CROWS AX! RAVENS
Mr. Warren, our new store keeper
has moved into the Pearson house, ;
back of the store. His father, Mr. j
Warren, Sr. Is living with him. The
latter is 82 years of age, but very;
active for his years.. The younger
Mr. Warren's wife is keeping house
for a daughter in Portland and will
not come to lioardman at present.
"Spring has came". How do we
know? Well, because "Daddy" Bla
vden has planted his potatoes. He
has quite a large patch hack of
Klitzs'. The Dingmans' planted
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Corham wore
ho: is to a very pleasant dinner party
last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W .
Leathers and Mr. and Mrs. WUVpm
Fritts, all of Hermllton, and Mr.
Warren and his father were guests.
M: Leathers had one time neen en:
ployed by Mr. Warre.i, ! he at-vrr
it Hard man, year? ago. Din fnih
ers and Fritts mo.ool J i w i from
Mr. Ingvard Skoubo made a hasty
hi siness trip to Th-2 Dalles this v ek,
p-r.ing down Tuedi night ,nid re
ti.ming Wedua iy on 2 . 2
Mr. Fred Tann. of Hei imer xnut
Coardnia.'. is - We ' cilr He
is here with a vi w r lnc.t u,r,.
Mr. L. B. Losey and family have
been transferred to Pendleton and
moved last week.
A. T. Hereim returned last week
from a trip 'o the Willamette valley.
He visited a tevr days In Springfield.
Business conditions were very de
posing and many men were out of
employment. He visited in Port
land on his way home.
Harry Murchie was home Sunday
from Wasco. He is in Wasco with
his brother Frank, of Coulee City,
Washington, who is taking treat
ments from Dr. Morris. Frank Mur
chie has been suffering with what
was thot to be a tumor oh his back,
but Dr. Morris pronounced it cancer
Harry went tollerniiston, Monday
and then on to Wasco, where he ex
pects to remain with his brother for
an indefinite time.
Oregon's School Bill $14,783,698
Salein, Or. It cost the taxpayers of
Oregon a total of $14,783,898 to oper
ate the public schoois during the year
1921, according to a report prepared
by J. A. Churchill, state superintend
ent of public instruction.
Mr. Gay, from Heppner, and his
two sons were here last week looking
at land on the West extension with a
view of purchasing. He is acquaint
ed with a number of people here.
They visited over night at the Jen
Lee Mead and family expe't to
move on their hoiiV'St 'ad next to
Cramer's, the latter par. of 'he ncik.
Mrs. Watkins la ill at her home
in Irrigon. Mrs. Stewart is sub
stituting for her.
Earl Harper is in I'matilla this
week assisting C. W. Russell in en
larging and improving the office of
the Tum-a-Lum Lumber yard.
Mrs. Alice Dingman has a Rhode
Island hen's egg that has excited
considerable curosity because of the
peculiar marking. A large irregular
spot being perfectly white, while the
rest of the egg is the natural brown
ish color. Mrs. Dingman says this
spot looks like the map of Ireland
' and believes that in view of the fact
: that the egg was gathered on St. Pat-
j rick's day. i".'ie hen must have been
I a Sinn Feiner.
Umpqua valley farmers have been
duped into helping several men and
boys who have been going about tie
county with hard-luck stories and buy
ing cattle and poultry at very low
prices and later selling the animals
and fowls at a good profit.
The body of Mrs. Dan Goodspeei,
of Tillamook, was found on a sua:;
it the mouth of the Trask river by
searchers. Mrs. Goodspeed. who ha!
been despondent due to illness, is b :;
lieved to have jumped into the rival
from the bridge near Tillamook.
There weie two fatalities in Ore
gon due to industrial accidents dur
ing the week ending March lt,j
cording to a report prepared by ('.
state industrial accident commlf -Mn.
The victims were Eric Sweet, bucko,
of Kerby, and Donald W. ApplemaS,
laborer, of Portland. A total of 3(''!
accidents were teported.
Governor Olcott has received fro-i
A. C. Burghduff, state game v.nrdeu,
a pair of elk cuff-links set In gold;.
The teeth were taken from a co v
elk which was killed by 11. L. Cooper,
near Gold Beach, in Curry county.
Cooper was convicted .of killing tin
elk and was sentenced to a term el
one year in the county Jail.
Expenditure of $500,000 by the Fort
land Railway, Light & Power con:
pany in maintenance, construction an I
reconstruction during 1922 was de
manded in a letter prepared by the
Oregon public service commission. The
letter was signed by Fred G. Butchel
and was addressed to Franklin T
ariffith, president of the traction cor
poration. With the river almost bare of 1111
BOld logs and the demand at the mills
exceptionally strung, logging openi
tions at many of the camps in the
lower Columbia river district are be
ing seriously handicapped by the
great amount of snow In the moun
tains. Operator! declare that as soon
as the conditions will permit practic
ally every camp will be running full
Black-leg among cattlt is virtually
wiped out as the result of a consist
ent program of vaccination of young
stock carrted out on the central Ore
gon ranges through the last three
years, Supervisor Plumb of the Des
chutes national forest sins. Fifteen
hundred doses of government vaccine
have been received at his office for
free distribution among the stockmen
of the section.
Equipment ior the
lands ha." been order
Pass Irrigation distru
sist of a 16-inch
dered by the Grants
itriet. This will conn-Laval
ren by 250-horsepower motor,
20 second feet of water. A
imp, 12 inches 111 diameter,
delivering eight second feet of water
snd drivisn by a 125-horsepower motor,
has also been ordered for the Dem
aray canal Water will be ready for
irrigation June 1.
Although lumber production In the
western part of Oregon and Washing
ton held up well for the week ending
March 11, there was a slight decrease
In new business and shipments, ac
cording to the weekly lumber review
of the Vest Coast Lumbermen's asso
ciation. One hundred and thirty-four
mills reporting to the association for
the week manufactured B0 ,690, 448 feet
of lumber, sold 67,727. 081 feet and
shipped 76,213,927 feet.
Reports received at the state cap
Itol, coupled with predictions male
by nun purported to be close in
touch with the political situation, in
dicate that not more than three of
the eight state offices to be fi!U d at
the general election in November will
be contested at the primaries on May
19. D ause of the many candidates in
the field, chief interest in lire pri
mary campaign probably will center
about the office ( governor. For this
office six candidates have announced.
They Include Ben W. Olcott, Incum
bent; J. D. Lee cf Portland; Stephen
A. Lowell of Pendleton; L L. Patter
son of Kola, Polk county; Charles
Hall of Marshfield and L. F. Bean of j
Approximately 900 out of a total of
1729 voting precincts in Oregon will
be provided with so-called counting
boards at the primary election to be
held May 19. This was announced
by Sain A. Kozer, secretary of state,
following receipt of reports from the
various county courts of th" state.
The so-called counting board will oon
lit of two judges and three ell rks,
and may be appointed by the county
court fcr service in any voting pre
cinct in which were cast lliu or moro
votes at the last general election, or
Which tiie county court believes that
many Laliois will be cast ut the next
rencral election. Appointment of the
pedal board is iri the discretion of
lie county court and is not compulsory.
Reports are coming in to the ef
fect that the crows and ravens are
doing much damage by making raids
on baby chicks and requests have
been sent in to the county agents
office for some .efficient remedy to do
away with them. The county agent
is preparing a special bait recom
mended by the Biological Survey for
handling these bints. This bait will
1101 be prepared until the last of this
week when parties desiring to try it
out can get Die same by paying the
price of the corn which is used in
making up the bait.
C. C. Calkins, County Agent.
The Board man school has selected
!'. J. Mulkey, principal of the Arling
Ion Eohools during the past six years
10 succeed Mr. Signs, who after three
ears as principal .notified the board
recently, thai he was not a candidate
for reelection. Other teachers en
ted for tin' next year are H. 11.
Crawford, Naomi Runner, and Gladys
Price tor the high school, ami Mrs,
Blanche Watkins, Cresenlia Glatt,
and Guy Lee ior the grades. There
is one grade position still to be filled.
Salaries remain the same as last year,
except that of the principal who will
start at $2,000.
"n last Bb . . v n In. the i
gular monthly meeting of the C. E.
was held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Leo Root. The C. E's. always
have jolly times but this one was
especially enjoyed. It was in the
nature of a si. Patrick party and the
house was festooned with shamrock
and streamers. The games were dif
ferent than usual. The "Lakes of
Isillaine.v", "Musical shamrocks",
and an Irish relay race were some of
I he games. First the business meet
ing was held and the annual elec
tion of officers. Mr. Guy Lee was
elected president, Dorothy Boardmari
was elected vice-president. Caryl
Sans, pianist and Delbert Johnson,
secretary-treasurer. A splendid set
of offll ers was elected and great
things are expected for the coming
year. About 111 p. 111., potato salad
and sandwiches were served, each
boy getting bis partner by drawing
a shamrock with a girls name on It.
Al this party, each member was
given the privilege of asking one
gUOSl and both members and guests
report a delightful time.
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PLUCK OF OFFICERS
MS BURNING SHIP
Officers Halt Panic of Firemen
With Revolvers and Final
ly Quench Flames.
New York. -Holding a fire-maddened
engine room crew at their posts with
drawn revolvers, officers and seamen
of the United StateB liner Potomac,
which arrived hsrt, fought for 18
hours against a fire which threatened
the vessel's destruction, while the 14
passengers were locked In thetr state
rooms to prevent a dlsaatroas panic.
The Potomac wee less then a day
out from Bremen when the fire broke
out At midnight ea March 1, Chief
Engineer M. Oarland discovered a hot
fire under No. 4 hatch welch edjeins
the fire room. He notified Captain
MacUsod and the crew stood by the
hose. As the first Btream opened up
on the flames, which raged among mat
tresses stored In cergo space at the
bottom of Ujc hetch, terror striskea
firemen and coal peasers made a rush
for the deck. Ther swsrraed up the
hatchway and fought eeeh other la
Lhelr terror and haste to reaeh the llfe
I oats, With drawn revolvers, the ship's
officers Oharged the terrified firemen,
firing over their heads. With threats
snd blows they drove them back down
to their posts of duty.
orders came from the eaptalu that
no passenger should lave his cablu.
This spread terror aanong those who
were aware of the trouble.
Hour after hour pumpe forced water
into the hold. The flamss were only
iltghtly abated. PMnally Captain Mac
Leod resorted to a maneuver piactteed
uccessfully against submarine dur
Dg Ibe war. It wee apparent that the
Streams from the Teasel's hold were In
mlflllsti Ther was eight feet of
water in the hold, sufficient to nueueb
Uie fire, If it could be employed.
Captain MacLeod ordered full speed
ahead. When the Potomac reached ber
iiMinium speed he put his rudder sud
i nly hard aport. The Bhtp heeled
over. As the vessel shifted the bilge
water rolled heavily from side to side
and washed In over the bottom ef
batch No. 4, where the fire was lo
cated. In 41) minutes the fire was eUL
HOME FROM RHINE
Washington, D. C Orders directing
the return to the United States by
July 1 of all American troops now on
the Itliino were issued by Secretary
Secretary Weeks said that the oper
ation of two urmy transports auw be
ing employed In the return ef the
troops had beuu ordered eoagtased say
to July 1, by which date sj ef She
force would have been wtthdwaera
from the iuiin
The uctlon or the war des)artaaaat
wan merely a coatluuaUea oi tMep
previously announced for withdrawing
the American forces truni the ftklas
territory as early aa poeaiels, six.
Weeks said. It was Indicated tket
the status of army legtstatioa In
gniSH in no way infleennsd the eevart
meat's decision and else test the eesi
trovursy over payment by Oermany
for the maintenance ef the Rhmelaerf
troops was not Involved.
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100,000 Rebbits Neparted Killed.
Olympiu. Wash More than loe.efj
rtililiits were uccouuud fer lu Uriust.
KrankJlu und Welia Wulla oeuntlea
during the wlutel'jonths through
drives, DOiSOfl campmigns uiul trsppiuf,
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