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A GRANDE UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1911.
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CUT TO PIECES
HURDER THAT TRANS
PIRED LAST NIGHT
AXE IS USED TO (.LEAVE
HEAD OF DAVE FITZGERALD
Man Who Was Cut With a Ifozor Lnst
Summer In Fight With Hoboes, Is
Brutally MuruYred In Shaffer Build
Jug on North Side Last Night Blood
Spots Are Found ou One of the Sus-
In the charred and half-burned resi
dence near the ball park known as
the Shaffer property, a tramp known
as David Fitzgerald was horrible mur
4tpa last night and Ms body was lo
cated at noon today when "pedestrians
looked Into the partially destroyed
shack. Three men are under arrest
as suspects this afternoon and sleuths
are hounding down others that might
be implicated. The murder was one
of the most atrocious ever recorded
in the police history of thla city. Tie
head was split open with an axe, which
Is now in the hands of the police, and
other bruises indicate that after the
bit of the axe had been used with dead
ly effect, the blunt side of the weapon
had been applied at various times. The
face was lacerated last summer when
In a fight with some tramps, Fltzger-i
aid suffered the loss of most of his
nose. '"'. ; j
The body' is now in the ,, morgue
awaiting an inquest which has been set
for 9 o'clock tomorrow. i
j : Shortly after noon,' working on
' ,' scraps of evidence and clews hurrled-
f ) ly gathered. Chief of Police Walden
and his colleagues arrested three men
and one of these three known as
Scotty" wore clothing that was blood
soaked and other evidence In the
hands of the police leads to the belief
that at least three, if there were more
implicated in the ghastly act, are now
arrested and In the county Jail.
There seems to be a questlnon as to
the identity of one of the trio, but one
is called Scotty, arid one's name is
Fred Blomquist. The latter is said to
be well known, in fact, all have made
their habilate here from time to time.
Letters found In the pockets of the
third man are addressed to Fred "W.
Llmpke, yet other correspondence In
dicates his name might be Frace Zales.
Coroner Bacon who has the matter
under consideration, remembers one of
the. men as a transient who split some
wood at the Bacon residence and was
'rewarded for his efforts with the do
nation of a coat. This particular coat
? Is blood spattered.
i The scene at the burned down shack
Indicates that it was a drunken carou
sal, terminating In the tragedy noted.
Last night Fitzgerald -was led from a
saloon in East La Grande by two men
who have been identified as being a
duo of the trio now under arrest.
There is every reason to believe that
the crowd got into' a., fight and that
Fitzgerald was master over the entire
crowd for during his stay here he has
acquired the reputation of being ab
normally gifted with rough and tumble
fighting propensities. The supposition
CHARACTER OF MISS CHAMBER
. LA1X IS ATTACKED.
Tliroe of the Men Who Tarred and
Feathered1 Her Assert Charges.
is that, angered, the men whom Fitz
gerald had beaten, went to a neighbor
ing residence and stole an axe with
which, to return and split the skull of
the man who beat them. Evidence
that will bear out the theory that
some time was spent there was found
and will be told at the coroner's in
quest tomorrow. '
AH of the men arrested under sus
picion are more or less well knowu.
They have been, employed about the
city at various times, getting work S3
a thrifty tramp will, wherever occa
sion presents Itself..
Because of the facts known to exist
and related with the crime there is no
question but that the murder was done
some time late last night. It was noon
today before a pedestrian in that sec
tion today found the body and had the
fact communicated to the police by
telephone. . . .
School children gathered at the tim.;
the police arrived and many of them
witnessed the gory sight as the cleaven
head dangled from the lifeless body
as an ambulance carted the big hulk
to the morgue.
Fitzgerald has long 'been known to
the police as a bad character. At the
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last summer he safd he knew who had
assaulted him but refused to disclose
names. Dr. Bacon dressed him at'that
time, and readily recognized the fea
tures that had not been chopped up,
when the corpse was brought to the
morgue this noon.
In addition to the evidence already
held against the suspects,' Jt Is -said
this afternoon that they admit having
baen with Fitzgerald last evening.
That there are others who may be
part of the crowd responsible for the
affair is attested to by evidence of
neighbors who saw men hurrying to
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DEACHEO: SAFEi 10 CI SEE
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AUXILIARY PLANT' TO HELP SE-
Expected That Citizens Will Get Re
lief Tomorrow Some Time..
Lincoln Center, Nov. 22.- Attacking
the character of Mary Chamberlain Is
the method by which Slmms, Schml.lt
nd Clarke expect to Justify their ac
tion la the tarring and feathering they
tnd others save her. Slmms went
first on the tand.
Miss Chamberlain appeared in court
fcxhy. pale and nervous.
Seattle, Nov. 22. Relief from the
water famine is expected tomorrow
when an auxiliary ' water plant on
Lake Washington will be operated.
The city has been seriously threaten
ing all week.
Train Service Crippled,
. Belltngham, Nov. 22, This city and
northwest Washington is without
train service and there is little pros
pect of resumption before tonight at
the earliest, owing to washouts caus
ed by the recent floods.
To Honor Congressman Underwood.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 22. Leaders
of . the democratic party throughout
the south have been Invited to attend
the big banquet to be given In this city
tomorrow night in honor of Congress
man Oscar Underwood. 'd n
Cardinal Bishop of th
Reman Cathollo Churoh.
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E3V -sL.' W
W. J. BRYAlf AND FAM
ILY AMONG THE
LATER REPORTS SAV THE
' SHIP IS PERFECTLY SAFE
Lonely Rock In Samana Island Seur
Santa Domingo Struck by Ocean Liu
, er and Ship for a Time Was Report-
ed Sinking Itapidlj Other Vessels
Hurrj" to the Rescue Company Uu
alarmed. ' ; '
New" York, Nov. 22. A wireless says
the Hamburg-American liner . Prlnz
Joachim is'ashore on the rocks of tho
Samana Islands near Santa Domingo.
William J.tfryan and bis wife's fam
ily are aboard. The wireless reports
say' the vessel was sinking nu uwuo
the aid of others Immediately. Sev
eral are rushing to the aid of the
ship. Everything was gotten ready to
transfer , the passengers to . rescue
The ship struck Island Rock, eight
miles long, a mile wide and uninhabit
able. :-''-'- :
Bryan was en route to Kingston, Ja
maica, to visit his daughter.
Later in the afternoon the officials
of the steamship line say the vessel Is
resting easily and there is no danger.
Passengers will not be taken off, they
claim. Neverthless there is much
alarm in shipping circles. 1 -
LIVELY CLASHES BE
TWEEN COURT AND
ANGRY, DARUOW MAKES -
RECORD OF OBJECTIONS
dashes Remove Monotony Attendant
. on Dreary Examination of eulre.
tfieu Court Holds That Men With
Opinions, Willing to Lay Them
Aside, Can Serve as .Jurymen. If
Hall of Records, Los Angeles. No ;
22. Three, sweeping rulings which j
terialiy aiaea ue state s conieniio!.
that a jurfer Isn't disqualified from
service in', the McNamara case be-
D16 OIL I!G
ENGINEER'S TEST I
MONY YESTERDAY IS
OIL JHOCUL MUST TELL OF
ACp ' MINNESOTA ORE WOR
y t .ces Tecum Ordered Is
' it Rockefeller by SJiu
tee Express Compauies
it a Severe Struggle, in the
Express Rates and Com
FLEE TO PORTS
SAFETY FCB EUROPEAN'S NO LOX
GER VOUCHED FOB.
Manchus and Rebels Alike Are Bitttr
Against the Foreigners
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Shanghai, Nov. 22 Peking dispatch
es say indefinite reports of massacres
of foreigners In various Interior cities
have reached the capital through na
tive sources. The rumors are given
color of truth by Hankow reports
which Btate the antt-forelgn feeling Is
among the revolutionists because the
believed the Manchus would have quit
long, ago If not morally supported by
the powers. Foreigners at Nanking
are warned to leave as desperate fight
ing is expected momentarily.
Anti-Foreign Fever SpreaaN.
. Peking, Nov. 22. Dispatches from
various points today indicate the Man
chus . are fostering an anti-foreign
propaganda and that an outbreak is
Imminent Nanking messages say the
imperialist garrison is surrounded by
a horde of revolutionists and vastly
outnumbered, and that their food sup
ply is nearly exhausted.
With massacres at the hands of the
rebels and Manchus, each of whom
blame aliens of fostering the others'
cause, foreigners in the Interior, are
leaning toward the coast. Many of
them majr be killed en route . In the
province of Honan where a wholesale
exodus of Europeans is progressing,
conditions are particularly threaten
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cause of an opinion he holds, bo long
a fte agi'tx) 4'W.'"''itv.5!2?.'..T'? ;
made today by Judge Bordwell, in
the following challenges against S. H.
Olcott, who believed the Times was
dynamited, and McNamara guilty and
also against A. J. Stevens who believed
the allegations against the unions are
well founded. v
Olcott said he could lay his opinion
aside. The Judge, also refused to en
tertain a challenge against F. A. Brode
because his personal attorney is con
nected with- the prosecution. The de
cisions were decidedly disappointing
to the defense. Darrow protested thac
they were unfair and was rebuked.
This will hasten the trial materially.
Despite1 'the. rebuke Darrow Insisted
on his" allegations that. the. court was
discriminating against the defense
and perfected a record so grounds
for an appeal might be specifically
evident. Tension In the case 'was
marked today and the dull monotony
of examining the talesmen frequently
enlightened by clashes between coun
sel and occasionally the court.
Darrow was interrogating F. A.
Brode, ; a business man, had asked
him one of a thousand leading ques
tions with which the record is filled,
when Deputy District Attorney Hor-
ton objected and was sustained. Dar
row was angry and took, an exception.
"When the other side wants to dis
qualify a Juror the court permits them
to ask leading questions for a half
day," he began.
"The remark is decidedly improp
er," said the court.
"It is fair. The record discloses
It, Nevertheless I want a specific rul
ing on this point," retorted Darrow.
Bordwell ruled that .certain ques
tlons might be proper in the case of
one Juror and wouldn't be proper in
the case of another. . j
'' Plainly amazed, Darrow promptly
declared he had never before heard
such ruling and fireworks enlivened
the rest of the morning session.
GOODMAN MUBlDElt MYSTERIOUS
: Grand Opera In Chicago.
Chicago, III., Nov. 22. With every
prospect of eclipsing all previous rec
ords in the matter of variety and brll
llancy, the annual season of the Chi
cago grand opera company opens In
the auditorium tonight,, with a per
formance of Saint-Saens' "Samson et
I Delilah." During the rest of the week
i the presentations will include Bizet's
j"Carmeq," Donizetti's "Lucia di Lam
i mermoor," Mozart's Le Nozze dl Fig
aro," Verdi's "H Trovatore," verars
"Messa da Requiem," Massenet's "Con
drlllon" and Verdi's "Travlata."
ngtou, , Nov, , 22. Chairoian
of the congressional couimit-
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da announced Bubpoena duces tecum
would be issued ordering J. D. Rocke
feller to Bubmit to the committee cer
tain documents bearing on his deal
In the Minnesota ore lands. -,',--.; -
This is the fruit of testimony given
j estenlay by an engineer who worked
for Rockefeller and who was ordered
to pad reports to fool the Minnesota
Merrltt then described the building
of the Duluth & Mesaba Northern
railroad. He said Rockefeller repre
sentative's offered to help finance the
road and actually financed $350,000 to
buy stock and promised further finan
cial assistance which didn't material
ize. Finally Merrltt went to New York
AT BANGKOK NEXT
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EYE If HESS
TELLS HOW MRS. PATTERSON'
Asserts He Was Alining at Prostrate
Man's Neck When Warned.
Denver, Nov. 22. The Jury in the
Patterson trial was sworn today and
the state delivered the opening state
ment. Judge Hilton for the defense
will probably deliver the opening
statement for the defense after which
the state will try, to prove she killed
hex husband out of sheer desire to be
rid of him and was the culmination of
her repeated threats to kill him if -ho
persisted In his determination to sue
Strouae, a Chicago millionaire, for the
alienation of her affections.
"I saw her standing over Patterson's
prostrate body with a revolver point
ed at his neck. She was about to
fire again when ! shouted.
"She hot him in the back and hid
the revolver under his body and ran."
This 'was the testimony' of Georgo
Strain, an eye witness to the shooting
of Patterson by his wife, whose trla
began today. The state demanded a
verdict in the first degrde murder. ;
UNCLE SAM DESIGNATES
Crown Prince of Slam Will Be Crown
cd With Display of perap That Win
Attract Attention From tho Entire ,
World--prince's Name Requires
Many Letters In Its Correct Spel
' Washington, D. C'., Nov, 22. " An
nouncement of the appointment of Col. '
Leo Feblger. commanding the Sixth
cavalry, now.in the Philippines, to rep- ?
resent the United States as military ,
attache at the coronation of the king '
of. Slum draws public attention, to the
ceremonies that will make the city ot
Bangkok a cehter of attraction early
next mouth. The leading nations of
the world will be represented at the
coronation. Prince Fushlml has befn
named to head the Japanese delegation
and England Is sending an embassy ,
headed by Prince Louis of Battenberar.
Fran-e, Germany, Italy and other Eu
ropean nations also are sending spe
The ceremonies and festivities In
connection with the crowning of the
new king will extend over an entire
v.eek. From every part of the Siamese
kingdom ,the princes" and nobles and
military and civil officials will assem
ble in the, capital to renew their al
legiance Wttie new: sovereign. 'The '
tenoir; of the, oath is that they are re
quired to take on this occasion seems
to show how Slam has preserved Its
own Identity. Here are some of th r
phrases used In It:
"We pray the powers of the dietles
to plague with poisonous boils and
with all manner of horrible disease
the dishonorable, the disobedient, and
the treache.-ous. When they have de
parted this life may they be sent to
some horrible hell."
The new king, whose full name is
Somdetch Chowfa Maha Vajiravaudh, :
succeeded to the throne upon the death
of his father a year ago last October,
He was born about 30 years ago and
was proclaimed crown prince when ha
was 15. He was educated In England
and learned soldiering at Sandhurst,
Aldershot and Potsdam. Later he '
spent some time In Paris, and then,
having acquired a good conversational
acquaintance with both England and
French, he was sent back to his coun
try to go Into training for the duties
which he would later have to perform.
Police Arrest Many Suspects but Few
San Francisco, Nov. 22. Aroused by
the Goodman murder, a score ot sus
pects were arrested while the police
are looking particularly for two ex
convicts. It Is admitted the authorl
tlse are practically clewless.
Goodman's body was found yester
day by a workman. ,. He was a sales
man for a Jewelry company.
I Bishop Lays Cornerstone. :
Hastings, Neb. Nov. 22. Bishop TI
hen of Lincoln officiated et Impres
sive exercises here today at the lay
ing of the cornerstone of the new
Catholic church. 131 I miW
In Memory of Confederate Dead.
Kaufman, Tex., , Nov. 22. A hand
some memorial in honor of the con
federate soldiers of Kaufman county
was unveiled '"here, today with inter
esting exercises. The monument is
27 feet high and consists of a (granite
shaft surmounted by a statue done in
Italian marble of a confederate soldier
standing at "make-ready." (
Taft to Attend Game,
Washington, Nov. 22. Pres. Taft is
recovering rapidly from his cold, and
will probably attend the army-nayy
game In Philadelphia next Saturday,
according to an announcement made
here today. -
GEORGE W. YOUNG.
' Nw York Banker, Husband
of Nordloa, Opera Singer.
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Sew Hampshire Hlitorical Building.
Concord, N. H., Nov. 22. Arrange'
ments have been completed fop the
dedication tomorrow ,of the New Hamp ;
shire Historical society building which
has been presented to the state by Ed
ward Tuck to be used as a home for
the New'Hampshlre Historical society. I.
Congressman Samuel W. McCatl of
Massachusetts has accepted an invi
tation to deliver the chief address at "
PQHTLAFJD HAS 1
SIXTir STREET MERCHANTS
CLAIM ADDRESSES HURT ;
Socialists on the Other Hand Will Not
Portland, Ore., Nov. 22 Declaring
that the street addresses of socialists
draw a crowd that Jam the sidewalks
and hurt their business on Sixth
street, merchants announced today
that they will begin a campaign to
force them Into less prominent streets
' The socialists probably will make
strong light for "fee neeco."