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Newspaper in | This State VOL. LXI. NO. 13 CUMEEMD TWITCHES IN COURT Tears Roll Down Her Cheeks On Opening of Day Ex pecting Verdict JUDGE'S TWIN BROTHER MAKES LAST ARGUMENT Defends Character of the Girl and Excoriates Jake Hanion as Cradle Robber ARIJMORE, Okla., Mar. 17. Clara Smith Hanion today was pictured as a country girl on whose breast had been branded the scarlet letter of shame by a rich and powerful man. The case was expected to reach the jury about 4 p. m. to day. Jimmie Mathers and J. B. Champion, twin brother of Judge Champion, made stirring and dramatic pleas to the Jury for Clara's release when argu ments for the defense were made. * Both men charged that rich and powerful Interests were trying to send the defendant to Jail so that they could get their clutches on the Hamon millions. Witnesses who testified for the stAte against the defendant, who Is charged with the murder of Jake L. Hamon, were at tacked by the attorneys as tools of rich Interests. Testimony of friends of Hamon who gave out statements after Hamon was wounded, that it was the result of an accident, was impeached and branded as untrue, because the attorneys charged, these men, "had lied about Hamon's death and would as soon swear to lies." Governor ltobertson of Okla homa was scored for sending Attorney General Freeling to prosecute Clara Hamon and Freeling was scored for coming. Arguments of Champion and Mathers took up the entire morning session and court was recessed until 1 p. m. By CARL VIC7CK LITTLE, United Press Staff Correspondent. ARDMORE, Okla., Mar. 17.—Clara Smith Hamon wept and twitched ner vously as court opened today. The girl, charged with slaying Jake L. Hamon, broke down on the day she expected to learn her fate. She slipped into court with her mother, Mrs. J. L. Smith, and Jim my, her brother and pal. Tears rolled down her cheeks as she took her seat. The defense was overruled by Judge Champion in its efforts to send the case to the Jury without making an argument. J. B. Champion, twin brother of the judge and defense counsel, opened the argument. In opening, he charged the prose- Continued o* Page Eight. HENRY DRUM ACCEPTS SUPERINTENDENCY OF STATE GAME FARM State Fish and Game Commissioner L. H. Darwin has received word from Warden Henry Drum, of Walla Walla penitentiary, stating that he will accept the appointment to the superintendency of the state game farm and fish hatchery In Walla Walla. He will assume charge of the farm and hatchery April 1, relin quishing his present duties as war den of the state penitentiary the previous day. Under the new civil administrative G. Potts, formerly chairman of the state board of control, has been appointed to the position of warden of the state penitentiary. Mr. Potts received his appointment from T. G. Skaggs, also a member of the state board of control, who has been named by Governor Hart under his new code as the director of busi ness control. Mr. Potts will take over his new duties on April 1. Washington Bteiteiii ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1860 ROYAL NEIGHBORS ELECTS OFFICERS NEXT TRIENNIUM L.vdia O'Xeil of Olympia Chosen Re corder, and National Dele- Kates Are Named The fifth triennial convention of the Washington State Cami), Koyal Neighbors of America, drew to a close last evening, after a two-day session held at Central hall, with the elec tion of state officers. At this time Mrs. Lydia O'Neil of Olympia was elected state recorder of the lodge, which office she will hold until 1924. Officers elected for the ensunig tri ennum are Mrs. Elzabeth Wallace of Tacoma, oracle; Maud Farrell of Kennewick, vice oracle; Lydia O'Neil of Olympia, recorder. Delegates elected to attend the national conven tion of the order, which meets in Cleveland, Ohio in May, are: Eliz abeth Wallace, Tacoma; Elizabeth Thayer, Seattle, past state oracle; Mary Johnson, Snohomish; Chrissie Wilson, Yakima, and Fannie Relter of Spokane. Initiate Fourteen aCndldates Last evening Alpha May Camp of Olympla initiated 14 candidates, while Capitol Camp, also of Olympia, Initiated a class of 18 candidates. Next Monday evening, following the regular business of the lodge, Cap itol camp will give a banquet for their new members, which now num ber 32. State officers were presented with flowers by the delegates from various camps and the Alhpa May camp, Which was the entertanlng camp, was also 1 presented with flowers as a token of the delegates' appreciation for the enjoyable time the Olympla camp gave them while they were in this city. RUSSIAN ORDERS MAKE BRITISH FACTORIES HUM Conclusion of Trade Agreements With Soviets Causes Resump tion Industrial Life BC ED L. KEEN LONDON, March 17.—British fac tories hummed today, turning out products for Russia. Conclusion of a trade agreement yesterday wtth the sovlets was marked by immediate activity in sev eral industries. Although warning had been given that greatly increased trade will not be possible immediate ly, manufacturers hastened to pre pare for the future. Minerals and oils from the vast Russian resources were expected to be available to British capitalists. Completion of the treaty was re garded as a British victory. Not con tent with compelling the Soviets to agree to cease all propaganda in British territory. President Home of the Board of Trade, submitted to Leonid Krassin the names of propa gandists known to be operating in nldta, Ireland, Afghanistan and else where and demanded that those In dividuals be withdrawn. Newspapers were divided as to the value of the agreement. One paper stated cynically that the best thing about it was the certainty that it would not last long. The Bolshevlki will break their agreement, it was said. EAGL.ES' DANCE TONIGHT The Eagles' dance tonight at Cen tral hall, given by the drill team of Eagles' lodge, promises to be a huge success. The assocation has worked hard and given this event all possible publicity in order that their efforts shall not be In vain. The money ob tained will be used for initiatory work, the second class initiation to be held March 29. They cordially Invite the public to be present tonight and assure an excellent time. MRS. MARGARET BEGG Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Begg, who died yesterday at the age of 54 years, will be held at the Mills chapel at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will follow in the Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Begg is survived by her hus band, John Begg. two sons, Hugh and Willard, and three daughters, Miss Sadie, Mrs. Lulu Springer, and Mrs. Zephy Boone, all of Olympia. "HEW TO THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY." OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1921 AL STENGER GETS FIRST SOLDIER BONUS PAYMENT Actual Payment Regan Yesterday With Placing of 200 Warrants in the Mail A 1 P. Stenger of Olympia is the first service man in Thurston county to receive h's soldiers' bonus money from the state of Washington. Actual payment of the compensations began yesterday when 200 warrants were placed in the registered mail by the state auditor's office. The warrants average $250 per claim. Walter Klett of Seattle received his warrant yesterday for the sum of $405, while Oscar W. Thomas was the first Taco ma and Pierce county resident to re ceive his compensation. Mr. Thomas received $330. State Treasurer Clifford Babcock was in Seattle yesterday, where he completed arrangements for trans fering the $5,000,000 proceeds of the first soldiers' compensation bond issue to the credit of the state through the federal reserve bank. The warrants are good at any bank and State Treasurer Babcock advises that recipients cash or deposit them as soon as possible. GOVERNOR SAYS POLL TAX EVENTUALLY WILL REPLACE GENERAL LEVY In Letter to John Carmody Indicates He Will Sign BUI in Spite of Protest Governor Hart has Indicated In a letter written' to John Carmody, of Seattle, that he will approve the poll tax bill. The governor states in the letter that the poll tax can eventually be made to replace the state general fund levy which Is at present 4 1-2 mills. In his statement the governor does not treat the poll tax as an auxlltary aid In paying the veterans' compensa tion bond Issues, but only as an ad ditional source of revenue to meet the general expense of state govern ment. The governor says In his "This $5 poll tax Is equtvalent to about a three-mill levy; or in other words, is sufficient to take care of the entire general fund taxes of the state. This tax is paid by all the peo ple whether they own property or not, and probably more than the equivalent of one mill tax levy will be paid by roving people who never" contribute one dollar to the expense of the government and yet who cost the government more in police and health regulations than does all the property of the state. It seems to me wiping off all general fund tax levy from your property will make your $lO poll tax a mighty good in vestment. "I can understand why a man who has no property but who stands around on the street corner and cusses the government can well af ford to condemn the poll tax, but it seems to me that a poll tax when once in good working order, and it should be by the next session of the legislature, will justify a constitu tional amendment which would per mit of an exemption of from SI,OO. to $2,000 in assessed value of the honest-to-God homes of the state. There is one thing the state needs more than another to stabilize its citizenship It is to lend encourage ment that will bring about not only home owning, but the actual living in homes and rearing families." HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN WILL ENTERTAIN UPPER CLASSES AND FACULTY The freshman class of the Olympia High school will entertain the other classes of the school and their par ents, together with the faculty, at a private party in the school gymnas ium on Friday evlning. A group of students from the Ellensburg Nor mal school will give a program con sisting of playlets, readings, solos, and pianologues. This party is strictly a school affair and not open to the public, according to L. P. Brown, principal of the high school. I»R. FRANK GUNSAULUS DIES FROM HEART TROUBLE CHICAGO, Marc 17—United Press) —Dr. Frank Gunsaulus, 65, national ly known writer, educator and lec turer, died here today of heart trou ble. He was head of the Armour In stitute of Technology, having held that position since 1892. DUBLIN'S STREETS ECHO WITH ROABS FROM EXPLOSIONS Tossing of Bombs Ushers in St. Patrick's Day for Irishmen BRITISH SOLDIERS WEAR SHAMROCKS Word Reaches Hinn Fein Leaders Rritain Ready to Recognize Irish Parliament DUBLIN, Mar. 17. (United Press.) —Tossing of bombs ushered in St. Patrick's day today. Irishmen were awakened by the reverberations of explosions echoing through the streets. Three military motor lorries were attacked, but were undamaged. ,The rifle fire of the troops wounded eight civilians. Large gatherings were barred in Dublin but many persons appeared in the streets wearing the ancient Gaelic costume, talking Gaelic. British Boldiers were noticed with shamrocks on their Jackets. Unofficially an effort was made to. have the day mark the turning point toward peace. May Recognise Irish Parliament. Word reached Sinn Fein leaders that Great Britain is ready to recog nise the Irish parliament ay com prising the duly elected representa tives of the Irish people. The recog nition will be based. It was said, on the fact that the Dall Elreann is com posed of men elected to the British House of Commons, but refusing to serve. With that fairly definite assurance, Ireland's peace leaders hoped for the aid of the churches today to arouse a peace sentiment. Cardinal Logue, primate of Ire land, requested that the special ser vices today include prayers for peace. Launch Peace Drive. At the same time, a peace drive was launched In England, where the archbishop of Canterbury had ap pealed for special prayers to mark the day. St. Patrick's day found a British army of 60,000 men scattered through the isle. Opposing this force was a Sinn Fein army of five times that many men. Despite the numerical superiority, there was little talk in Irish gather ings of driving the British out. The superior equipment of the military, the fact it is mobilized at all times and that it could count on speedy reinforcement were recognized. Truce Finds New Supporters. A truce found new supporters. The demand was for a definite peace or nothing. Discussion of peace negotiated by the Dail Eireann brought up consideration of the 25 members interned with thousands of Sinn Felners. These, it was believed, would have to be freed by the British or renounced as members of ih par liment by the Irish. Home rule elections are scheduled for June but the prospect today was there will be held up Indefinitely if there is a chance for agreement with the Sinn Felners. PRESIDENT REQUESTS DAUGHERTY TO PREPARE REVIEW OF DEBS' CASE WASHINGTON, 0. C., March 17. (United Press.) —President Harding has requested Attorney General Daugherty to submit as soon as pos sible a review of the case of Eugene V. Debs, it was announced today. It was made plain that Harding simply is asking a review of the Debs case and hat his action does not in sure Debs a pardon. It was said that the [ireident wants all facts so that he can pass on the case with an open mind. Until he has tudied it he will make no decision. County Superintendent Mrs. Cas sandra M. Brown, Miss Edna Wnlker, county demonstraton agent of King county, and Mrs. Cunningham spent yesterday touring the country dis tricts in the interest of the milk cam paign which is being held this week. ST. PATRICK'S DAY THIS YEAR SADDEST KNOWN IN IRELAND Inaugurated With Three Attacks on Military Lorries, Throwing People Into Panic J w' Ch IT —belaud co nserved her saddest St. Patrick's day today. It was Inaugurated with in/®.® attac * 8 on military lorries. jßseidents within sound of the firing were thrown into panic, fearing th" inception of reprisals for the six ex ecutions in Mount Joy prison Mon day. The generally expected repris al'. ,eared - w <>uld precipitate serious fighting. Eight Civilians were wounded dur ing the attacks last night when the soldiers sharply replied to firing from the street. Apparently the vic tims were mere bystanders. Flaunt Shamrock The Irish shamrock was flaunted before the military today in Dublin as well as in other sections of the country. Special services were to be held in churches everywhere. De spite the semi-religious naturtf of the observances, there were fears of an outbreak and soldiers except for a few patrols, were kept in barracks in the hope of avoiding trouble The day was the culmination of Irish week." In the seven days Just preceding, Sinn Feiners endeavored to speak only Gaelic and purchase Irish-made goods. Efforts were made to distribute the shamrock through Ireland, and Laborites and Liberals were urged to stage demonstrations which might hasten the British government into peace negotiations. CHEW CHEW AND CREAMO ENTERTAIN COUNTRY CHILDREN Tenlno, Bucoda and Tono Claim At- tention of Health Clown and Pal Today Chew Chew and Creamo had a grand time with the boy and girls in the schools at Riverside, Rochester, Grand Mound and Yelm yesterday. In fact they were hardly able to get jaway from one school in time for the next show because curious boys and girls insisted upon asking questions and getting a good peep at Cretuno. School chldren at Tenlno, Bucoda and Tono are claiming the attention of the health clown and his pal, Creamo, today. Tomorrow the sched ule runs as follows: Gate, 10 a. m.; Bordeaux, 11:15 a. m.; Little Rock, 1:15 p. m., and Maytown, 3 p. m. All day Baturday Chew Chew and Creamo will be at the Olympia high school auditorium, where they will entertain the city school children in four relays at 9:30 and 10:30 o'clock in the morning and 1:30 and 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. ABOUT THIRTY NEW RESIDENCES GOING UP IN OLYMPIA Olympia is exjerlencing quite a re spectable building boom, notwith standing the high prices ot materials and . jr. There are in all, real es tate men say, a little better than SO houses in process of construction in the city at this tiuie. In the south end there are nine or ten houses under way, all of them above the average in sie. Among these are five by the Anderson Bros., one by Mr. Hunter. On the Eastside there are 10 or 11 being built, Messrs. Olson, Henry, Bigelow, McCool, Hammond, Leon ard, Masters being among the names of the builders. Three houses on the Westslde by Messrs. Rankin, Olmstead, Agnew, and another or two whose names we did not learn, are putting up good dwellings. Several other people will begin building soon, so that the out look for more houses is very good Indeed. This revival of building pre sages better times localy for Olym pia, for with the stimulation In build ing will come an improvement in all other lines as well.. " ==== * . Published Cv ti. iously 60 Years WHOLE NUMBER 3161 BONUS tPPUCITIONS WUMOO Veterans' Compensation Act May Reach Total Cost of $25,750,000 WARRANTS AVERAGE MORE THAN $250.00 Legislature Evidently Anticipated Possible Deficiency in Passing Pull Tax Bllf A forecast on the basis of the first 2,50 warrants that went out from the state auditor's office that the total cost of the veterans' compensa tion act t<* the taxpayers of the state will reach a total of $2,5,760,000. that the 1 mill tax levy as provided for in the act will be nsufflcient by $2,000,000 to retire the necessary bond issue and that the number of applications for the bonus will be around 60,000. These warrants average more than $250 per claim and the 20,000 that have already been passed upon in the compensation department are keeping pu with that average. There still remanls n large stacks about about the office what is estimated at 130,000 more claims and every mail brings an increase to tkboae piles. There is every indication, according to officials, that the total will easily reach 60,000. Principal May Beach Pltae* MUllea Should this be the case and the av erage of $250 per claim be main tained, then the principal of the com pensation act will reach $15,000,900 Instead of $11,000,000, which was the hlfch point contemplated by the legislature when the act was passed. Figuring un tne oasis of $15,000,- 000 as principal and that the bonds to be Issued for the payment of the other claims in the next few days will be the same style bO»d* as tbose already isued, ten-twenty paper, that s, bonds bearing 5% per cent inter est, to run for 20 years, with the priv ilege of retirement by the state at the end of 10 years, but oet less, the total interest would reach f1t,000,- 000, from which would be deducted $},250,000 which the state might re reive as interest for the money re ceived from the 1-mill tax levy pro vided for the retirement of the bonds. Legslature Anticipated Deficiency Whether or not the legislature an ticipated at the time of the session here that 1 mill would be Insufficient Is not certain, but the fact that pro vision was made in the "poll tax bll" tor such an emergency would gem to point to the fact that they did. It is not specified in the "poll tax bill" that the money shall be used for the retirement of the bonds but the money from the tax shall go Into the general fund and that in rase the 1-mill levy was insufficient, then the general fund could be used to pay the difference. EDUCATIONAL MILK FILM WILL REACH BUCODA TONIGHT Thee ducational film illustrating the "Value of Milk as a Food" will be shown at Bucoda this evening, at Tenlno 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and at the Cattail school at 8 o'clock Friday evening. Last evening the Yelm community watched a dream about the milk fairies and woke up resolved to drink more milk in order to grow up healthy and strong. New Watchmaker and Jewelry Shop William Mallett, watchmaker and jeweler, has moved Into the office re cently vacated by Mansfield & Hutch inson, at 312 East Lourth street, where he will do watch repairing and honduct a general jewelry buslneßS, engraving, etc. Mr. Mallett is an ex perienced jeweler and watchmaker, and his work as well as the stock he carries is as good as the best. Mr. Mallett has resided In Olympla for some years and has carried on his watch repair work. His new location will give him much better facilities for his work.