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1 GRANDE UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 1911.
JESS PARKER ALLOWED
fJEl'J TRIAL BY C0UR1
FRIENDS DEEM IT IS
EQUIVALENT TO A-VICTORY.
CASE ATTRACTED WIDE.
SPREAD ATT EMI OX HERE
fclllliiir of Porter at Elgin last year to
lie Aired" In Circuit Court A train, Ac
cording to mandate of Supremo
Court Announced at Salem Today
New Trial Asked, Denied and Appeal
ed For. .
Jess Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Parker now of this city, but un
til recently living at Elgin, has been
-conceded the right of a new trial by the
Supreme court of Oregon in a decision
make known from Salem this morning
and the case in which he was convict
ed of second degree murder in the kill
ing of J. W. Porter of Elgin, and sen
tenced to seven years In the state pen
itentiary has been remanded back to
the trial court. Parker and his attor
neys consider the decision akin to an
acquittal as the defense claims much
new testimony that will be ready for
Introduction. There Is always the pos
sibility of postponement and delay,
and the defendant's father today x
', pressed hJaiselfas, f ullconfldenMhat
'VWheff 'tfie time"Saf e!f or "a "new "trial
ther9 will be sufficient evidence pre-
sented to warrant an acquittal verdict.
Parker has been out on a $10,000 bond.
The case was one of, Btirring Inter
est last winter. Parker was accused of
having killed his father-in-law, J. W.
Porter, during a quarrel at the Parker
ranch in which words were passed be
tween them. Sufficient evidence to con
vince the Jury that It was not a case of
first degree murder was Introduced
hut the defense claims that It was de
nled the right of certain rebut'al testi
mony which they claim would have a
bearing on the case. When' .the con vie
tion verdict w?.n rea-hed th defense
moved for -a new tr'al and was denied
It, appealing to the Supreme Court on
the recislon. s
're feel that trt3 co.-:e Is tftuallj
' 'ii In our favir commented tho par
-is of the daf'Mdant this morning
w" a brief mc3-nga telling of the
ncti!a of the Supreme Court was re
KENNEDY AND L. REM
ILLARD GIVEN A
MOST PROMINENT OF THE
MANY CASES DECIDED.
Liquor Case that' Attracted, JUtie than
I'sual Attention during; trill Is He.
tersed nnd Local Men are Given a
New Trial Several Counts IucIiuK'J
In the Indictments on Which tried.
Joint defendants fti an alleged illicit
selling of intoxicating liquors at the
time Union county was registered in
the dry column, and both of them con-
victed on several counts that could
necessitated lengthy jail aences.
have been accorded new trials by the
Supreme Court today according to
meager advices which were received
this morning. Remniillard and Kennedy
were Indicted by the grand jury at the
time a total of 96 Indictments were,
returned by one grand jury against
alleged illicit liquor sales and the case
went to trial her.' The men were con
victed on several counts and took an
appeal that terminated as noted above.
The case attracted more than the
usual amount of interest in the trial
court on ccoun ojthe nmhrj of
counts involved and the statutes pro
vided Jail sentences regardless of what
the fines would be under similar cir
SCHOOL MA AM
RELATES HOW MEN TARRED AND
Emotionless, Victim of Mrs. Grand1)
Tongues Tells of Assault
Llricon Center, Nov. 21 Apparent
ly emotionless Mary Chamberlain, the
school teacher, testified today In the
trial of 15 men who are charged with
havlne tarred and feathered hnr. She
said she was stripped from the waist
down, after Edward Rlcord who es
corted her In a buggy to a dance had
TMdden in the bushes after masked
men had stopped them. Afterward Rl
cord reappeared and drove her home
and later boasted that he got paid for
enticing her away.; The reason for the
outrage Is unknown yet, but It is be
lieved to have been the result of Jeal
ousy of the girls and women in the
town where she taught school. . They
resented her popularity and started
gossip that attacked her character.
MR. AXD MRS. JOSEPH CHO.VTE.
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POLICE THINK HE WAS
,WAS SALESMAN FOR BRIL
LIANT JEWELRY COMPANY
Samuel Gompers, who is to be electa d president of the American' Federa
- tion of Labor at southern conclave- of the organization..'.
Head Crurfhed ln-r-AVorkniau Finds
Protrutfiiidr Toe lu Mass of Debris on
Front Street Disappeared Saturday
; Robbed of Large Nnm and Body
Hidden Vntll Yesterday, Belief.
ED TO PROBE MAT
TER REPORTS .!
FEDERAL CONTROL OF STOCK
ISSUES IS ASKED FOB
Leelslutlon Tlmt Will Clre Puhllckr ta
CapilaliEatlon and Other Inijiortant
Matters of Cor joral ions Will Be
Held Necessary bj Commission In.
ventilating Stock Materlng; Habit..
San Francisco. Nov, 21. Murdered
and robbed on Barbary coaet for $3,-
000 worth of diamonds, the body of
Benjamin Goodman, aged 24,' and a
salesman at the Brilliant Jewelry com-,
pany here, was found in a gutter un-j
dor debris on Front street today,. hl
head crushed to a puty. It is bt
lleved the body was concealed In som
den Btnce Saturday and then, dlsposf
of last night. ;
The body .was found ivnder a m
oKri rrnm a wln nlant. hv Si.
ton Gale, who saw a foot protrudjf
He started to kick It, thinking it;
oia snoe dui men ne saw wie anKieriy
and uncovered his ghastly find
man resided at Stockton.
Washington, Nov. 21. Watering
stocks Is a criminal offenre In the eyes
the commission recently appointed
nt Taft to Investigate a
The lftBt heard of Goodman was ou
Saturday when he phoned his employ
ers that he had a prospective' sale on
the Barbary coast. ' l; : ..
wording , to the commissions
.blished today. The federal
In of all Btocks, and bond
Ipeila'j valuation of "allroad
Is by government, giving oab-
the actual stock values, leg
f making over-capitalization a
(ve among its reconimendations
kefeller Padded Reports.
' 'nlngton, Nov. 21. That he pad
ports of the Duluth, Mesaba &
..ern railroad under, the personal
Good-1 instructions of G?ors? Murray, Rocke
i feller't personal attorney, and that the
Seattle, Nov. 21. The water famine
Is growing worse and two-thirds of
the city is without water" only nvt
flclent is left In the reservoirs to last
another day, -
The schools are closed tnd cburts
will close today. Water is being haul
ed from Lake Washington and boiled
. The fire danger is great, everywhere
admit the officials. "
Floods, started by chinook winds,
broke the water mains a few da,rs
ago. Today the flood situation is Im
Tha Chicago, Miwaukee & Pugct
Sound railway will not be able to re
sume direct service east for a week.
Three steel bridges are out between
here and Landsberg.
The Great Northern is making ef
forts to route the Oriental limited into
the city tonight. Northern Pacific
tracks are washed out at several
BENYEB DEFENDANT SERENE.
Mrg. Patterson Uoexclted as Hoi' Trial
Comet to a Focus Today.
Denver, Not. 21. When the trial of
Gertrude Patterwra opened today, Mn.
ir Patterson was garbed carefully and
eeme4 serene and unruffled a ner
The diplomat and his wife who re
cently celebrated their golden mar
riage anniversary, receiving wed
ding presents that filled an .entire
room. J. P. Morgan's gift was per
haps the costliest of all. It was a
23 carat solid gold service of three
pieces, a salver Included that meas
ured 24 Inches across. Ambassador
and Mrs. Bryce sent four ' golden
lawyers wrangled over the selection
of the last two Jurors. It vu evident
that the defense will plead emotional
insanity and self defense for killing
Patterson whom she claims she shot
because he had sold her to Emtli
Strouss, a wealthy Chicago clothier,
for 11500 and attempted to make her
continue the blackmail.
The prosecution hopes to combat
the effect of the story the woman will
tell by Introducing letters Pattercon
wrote his brother In which lie said she
had confessed she was guilty of wrong
LIGHT COMPANY TO RECLAIM
ARID LAND WITH PUMP SCHEME
(clamatlon of arid patchos of
Grande Ronde valley soil by electric
pump methods will be put to a thor
ough test by the Eastern Oregon Light
and Power Company on tracts of land
totalling 1600 acres, east or La Grande
a distance of .eight miles. Two compe
tent mining engineers,. Robert Newman
and Ben Collins of Baker, are here
making plans for the digging of one
well and experimenting thoroughly
with Hand if successful In raising suf
ficient water, will dig 12 others on the
tracts of land the company controls.
The ultimate aim of the company is to
irrigate this arid land and plant colo
nles on five acre tracts, once the land
has been made productive of small
crops by the application of water.
Will Construct Sumps..
The theory of the project is to dig a
well to water and when down
distance of B0 feet, from the surface or
at a point where the water will auto'
matlcally raise itself, to construct t
sump or underground "reservoir, well
known to miners. The well Is cross sec
tioned as It were, the diggers construct
ing a reservoir at right angles to the
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WHILE DEATH CHAIR IS TESTED
Religion at First Spaines Is Refuse
as Death Honr Approaches.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 21. With only
a shadow of his Jauntlness remaining
mnry Clay Beattu prayed In his
death chamber today while electri
cians tested the chair In which he Is
condemned to die Friday for wife mur
der. Bcattle Is now realizing that death
Is near and is refuging In religion he
previously refused and scorned.
Reports that Seattle has confessed
to Rev. Dennis are unconfirmed today.
YUAN KAI HAS
doing and promised to kill him if he It la believed a detailed statement will
prosecuted Strouss as he threatenetf.be made after the execution.
If rteportcd Victories Are Fucts. Llltle
Left to Flfrht for. ,
Reking, Ndv. 21. Yuan ShJ Kai, t:-o
premier, is quoted today as naving
said that the fight to save the Mancha
throne la hopeless in view of the wide
spread character of the demand for a
republican government It ts believed
Yuan will soon Join the rebels openly.
It is rumored, but nnconflrmedly, that
rebels have recaptured Hankow. If
this proves true and the rebels cap-
grounds, Attorney Darrow asked tile
court to reopen the question today.
Judge Bordwell denied the application
"without prejudice" Baying he possi
bly may reopen it later. This ruling
would favor the defense hut Darrow
contends when the Jury is allowed to
fix life imprisonment for murder they
might convict, knowing the decision is
not fatal to the prisoner as It could
Recent Photograph of Former
Governor General of Canada.
IMPORTANT ISSUE IT.
Hall of Records, Los Angeles, Nov.
21. Alleging the prosecution was gty
a material advantage by the court's
ruling that it can challenge for cause
men who refuse, to convict In capital
punishment cases where the evidence
Is entirely circumstantial while the
defense- catmut'lKfHnB-nfl-4W-aiU1aTi. BaW 4i-oTme-lft-6afS-lB-lhe
lines but turned them over to his hold
ings hen told to do so as the con
cern needed the shares to build a
tiQnti marl 1?rtnVof All Al nffaraji Yilm
$25 for the stock but he sold at $30.
The same stock How pays $200 yearly
oil lkng somehow absorbed some of,
the valuable stocks he hell, wa.s, tha
burden of testimony .of C. II. Irtarta.
the engineer who constructed the line,
lesuiying oeiore tne sianiey vongrvB
Blonal committee Investigating tha
Bteel trust today. He said after Rocke
feller got control of the road, he was
Instructed to mate a report padded to
show that the road was valued at $3,
000,000. This was submitted to the
Minnesota state railroad commission
in order to show that the freight rates
charged on ore were not exorbitant
Oldtleld to Be Reinstated,
Savannah, Nov. 21. It was an
nounced here today that Barney Old
field may take part In the Vanderbilt
cup race next year. I( is said he will
drive If the Automobile association de.
cldos to reinstate hlra which is proD
eble. '.'.' '.' " . "
' tat y
Mr. Grey this week celebrated his 50th
birthday anniversary and peculiar
enough the celebration came at a
moment when the opposition which
unseated him from office after 15
years of continuous service, took
over the parliament under the new!
regime. Though advanced in years
Mr..Grey is still active In business
Boston Mogul Demi.
New Yorkv Nov. 21. William Rus
tsfill, president and chief owner of the
Boston. National baseball ilub, died
here today. ,
don the conflict and make ;helr way
Missionary Town Racked.
London, Nov. 21. Chinese rebels
have sacked the town of Tal Yuen Fu
in the province of Shan 81, according
to a cable from Shanghai to the Bap
tist missionary society here. The town
is In ruins but It Is reported mission
aries are safe, Ta Yuen Fu Is In the
ture Nanking, practically nothing rs-une province In which 25 foreign m's
mains bat for the Manchus to aban-atonartea wer4 lal recently.
TRIAL OF SAN BERNARDINO DEN
' TIST COMMENCED.
Jessie McDonuUd Is Lead1 From the
San Bernardino, Nov. 21 When Mc
Davit was literally carried Into the su,
perior court room here today to stand
trial for holding Miss Jessie McDon- .
aid, a high school girl, captlv In a
room adjoining his dentist office for
15 monthB, the girl was seated in the
court room and shrieked: . 'Those eyes
Those terrible eyes! take me away, I
feel my body turning to Btone!"
The court then allowed them to take
her from the court room with her
baby Arthur, of whom it Is. alleged
MoDavIt Is the father. - . , X
The girl remained steadfastly faith
ful to her abductor after her release
several months ago. The babe was
born a few weeks ago. During the time
the dentist has been Jailed and fre
quently the citizens threatened to mob
him. He has a wife who is sueing tor
a divorce. . '
The young girl first met the dentist
when she had some work dona on her'
teeth and the Infatuation foltowed. She -'
was finally abducted and when found? '
she was dressed in rags. ,