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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, DECE3IBER 19, 1907.
KEEP LIQUOR OUT
OF DRY TERRITORY
Tillman Wants Government to
Respect State Prohibi
KNOX FINDS THE METHOD
Mould Make Liquor Subject to State
Law as Soon as It Enters Sate.
Culberson Speaks on the
TVAPHTNGTOX. Pee. 18. In the Sen
ate today resolutions were Introduced
by Tillman, asking the -Interstate Com
merce Commission to report whether
any corporation engaged In Interstate
commerce Is the owner of the stock of
any other corporation carrying passen
gers and freight, and calling on the In
terstate Commerce Commission to de
fine the Federal law and the laws of
the states In respect to control of the
liquor traffic under the Interstate com
These resolutions provoked consid
erable debate and were finally re
ferred to committee, though one of
them was transformed Into a bill.
Culberson spoke on his resolution
calling on the committee on finance to
Investigate and report upon the cause
of the present financial stringency and
to recommend measures for the pre
vention of a recurrence. The resolu
tion was referred to the committee on
Tillman on Prohibition.
Tillman's resolution was as follows:
"Tljat the committee on interstate com
merce be Instructed to consider and re
port by bill or otherwise what legislation
Is desirable or necessary to enable the
states in the exercise of their police pow
ers to control the commerce of liquors
and all alcoholic beverages within their
borders bo as to aid the cause of tem
perance and to prevent the encourage
ment by the United States Government
of Illicit dealing In the same."
Tillman said his purpose was to
prevent circumvention of state prohibition
laws. Said he:
"The courts have held that these laws
Interfere with interstate commerce. On
this account I ask this investigation."
Tillman said the express companies
are flooding local option) Southern States
with whisky from other states "C. O.
r.," and that the Supreme urt of the
United States had held that such traffic
cannot be interfered with because of its
Interstate character. He said his resolu
tion soiiRlit to define the. point at which
the police power of the state begins and
determine how far Congress can go in
limiting the control over Interstate traffic
in intoxicating beverages.
A general discussion concerning the
powers of states and of the Federal
Government was precipitated.
Knox Supplies the Remedy.
Knox suggested that the whole
difficulty could be reached through a bill. '
"Draw one," suggested Tillman, where
upon Knox prepared an amendment to
the Wilson law.
Tillman then withdrew tits resolution
and offered the Knox bill, which ' was
referred to the committee on judiciary.
The bill provides that all intoxicating
liquors transported Into any state or
territory or remaining therein shall, upon
arrival within the state and berore or
after delivery to the consignee, be sub
ject to the laws of such state, in 'the
same manner as though such liquors had
been produced In such state or territory
and shall not be exempt therefrom by
reason of being Introduced In original
package or otherwise.
Culberson on Money Crisis.
Culberson, in discussing his resolu
tions on the financial stringency, re
ferred to the messages of the President
In which he suggested the necessity
of legislation in the near future and
said that either the President had
changed his mind -or that Congress
was loth to carry out, the recommen
dations. "I have noticed," said Culberson,
"that .statements from Mr. Roosevelt,
have not always been received with
such a degree of welcome as were
those of his Illustrious predecessor,
Culberson had read an article In a
Philadelphia paper declaring that bank
ing laws had-been dictated by bank
"It Is said by some," he said, "that
this condition is due to the machina
tions of stock gamblers, who would
cripple commerce In order" to force the'
money which was In the interior back
to the East, where It may be used for
The Senate, on motion of Allison,
agreed to adjourn until Saturday and
after routine business on Saturday to
adjourn until January 6.
he wanted the afternoon off, as there was J
some ' he- wanted to see. I i
knew that it would do no good to re- j
fuse him; that he would go any way, so
I told him to go. That, is the last I saw
Mrs. Bradley's Story.
Mrs. Bradley tells the following story:
"I took occasion to go down town to
day after dinner and remained away un
til time to get supper. After I had
started to get supper my husband1 came
In. 'What arte you doing?" he demanded.
I replied that I was getting supper." He
went and got his gun and coming back
to me In the kitchen and said, 'G
d- you, you need get no supper for
me. I hear that has come
around here again.' With that he
began to beat me, throwing me
to the floor and raining blows on my
head and body. My little boy, seeing
what was happening, ran to the nearest
telephone and called up my fathci s
house, saying tlmt he was afraid his
daddy would kill me, and to come up right
away or to send a policeman. Bradley
left me after beating me black and blue
and when my son came bafk he ran
down to my father's house to tell them
MANAGER I'NIVKRSITT OF OBJ
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Ralph B. McEwMfc
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eu
lene. Or.. Dec. 17. (Special.)
Ralph B. McEwen, of Athena, lna
tllla County, newly elected manager
of the University of Oregon 1908 foot-
ball team. Is popular In college and
ranks high as an engineering stu
dent. McEwen was assistant foot
ball .manager during the past season.
He Is 21 years old and a Junior. He
Is a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
LUMBER CONTRACTS AWARDED
San Francisco to Furnish Large
Amount to Canal.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. Contracts for
furnishing approximately six million feet
of lumber of certain specified size for
delivery at La Boca. In the Canal Zone,
wne made by the Canal Commission to
day. Of the amount the Olson & Ma
honey Lumber Company, of San Fran
cisco, will furnish 4.935,822 feet at $101,
137. and D. L. Gillespie & Co., of Pitts
burg, will furnish 1.101.700 feet at J21.439.
IEAL0US HUSBAND KILLS
(Continued From First Page.)
tioned at length beftore being allowed
to return to their home.
The killing seems to have been the re
sult of Bradley's jealousy of his wife,
directed against almost every man of her
acquaintance. His cruel treatment of her
because of his belief, that the attentions
of others were being accepted ify her,
and interference of the relatives and
friends of Mrs. Bradley's family, of
whom Glttings was one, was well known.
Mrs. Bradley Is a daughter of A. J.
Smith; foreman of the blacksmith shop
of the O. R. & N., and Bradley was
employed there under Smith. Mrs. Brad
ley, whose name Is Kate, and the little
girl Rachel Smith, are Smith's children
by his present wife, and Sivener Is his
son by his first wife. Smith lives at 1023
Smith, when keen last night at his
home, said he could not account for the
tragedy except by Bradley's Insane
Jealousy of his wife.
"There has been bad tlood In Brad
ley's eye for some time so far as I can
Judge," he said, "and he evidently In
tended to do some one harm. He came
to ins today at the shop and said that
about it. After a while, it must have
been about a quarter to 7, Bradley came
In again in an awful hurry. He grabbed
me and said: 'Where is my hat?" I re
plied that he had gone out with his
hat on. 'Where Is my hat, you,
tell me or I'll beat you again,' he said.
I told him his hat was in the trunk. He
went and got It. 'Now,' said he, "I've
got on of tha ; good-bye, and
with that he rushed out.
"He has not come back. I don't be
lieve that my husband was especially
Jealous of Mr. Gittlnga. I was never
very friendly with Mr. Gittings. Ke
helped me out of the trouble I got Into at
f Forest Grove when I ran away from my
husband before, after he had beaten me,
and It may have been on account of that
that he held a grudge against him."
Sivener corroborates Mrs. Bradley's
story to the extent that her son tele
phoned the house and afterwards ran
over there to tell of the beating.
Sivener Tells Story.
"I mado up my mind that I would not
stand it any longer," he said, "and start
ed for the Bradley house. Gittings, who
lived just over there, you can see his
house from here, told me not to go, that
he would go. He took little Rachel with
him and they went ver there. After
they had left I decided to go, too. When
I got there my sister told me that she
ihad been beaten and I B tar ted (for
Schmld's saloon, which Is near the shops,
and where I thought I would find Brad
ley. Gittings and ihe girl came along.
I told Gittings I was going to. lick him.
Gittings and the little girl waited outside
and I went In.
'Bradley came out and I struck him.
He fired at me twice and I ran to the
gutter. . I fell down and remained, there
for fear of being .shot. I did not see
Bradley shoot at Gittings, nor did I .see
Gittings shoot at him. but from .no
sounds of the firing I should Judge that
Bradley fired several .shots before any
came from Gittings. When I rose up
Bradley had gone and Gittings was on
the sidewalk calling for me. He asked
me to go for a doctor at once, that he
was going. His revolver was In his
hand. - He gave it to me, saying that
there was only one shot left and to go
and get him If I could."
"I saw the shooting," said little Rachel
Smith. "It was Just as my brother tells
It Bradley fired at my brother as he
was running to the street and the shot
I think struck Mr. Gittings. who was
standing near me. Bradley fired one or
two more shots at Gittings before Git
tings fired back."
Just what cause Bradley had to b
Jealous of bis wife does not seem clear.
Mrs. Bradley, lt an interview, denied
any cause, saye that pf unwarranted and
. "Well Known In Albina.
Bradley is well known In South Albina,
where he resides, and has lived in that
portion of Portland for many, years. He
is about 38 years old, weighs about 200
pounds, and when ne rled last night was
dressed in a sait-and-pepper effect
checked suit, with a black felt hat. He
is of sandy complexion and was clean
shaven except for his mustache, which
was of about two weeks growth. He had
on no overcoat.
In the lavatory of the' saloon to which
Bradley went Immediately after the
shooting, blood was found, which gave
rise to the theory -that he might have
been wounded by one of Gittlng's bul
lets; but his appearance and subsequent
actions at his home serve to disprove
this. The blood may have come from tho
blow In the mouth which he received
From" his relatives It was learned that
Bradley's mother lives in Clackamas
County. Her rlame Is Mrs. Cook and she
Is said to have inherited a small fortune
from her third husband. Bradley also
has relatives In California. He left the
city -with some money, for he drew his
pay only a few day ago from the car
shops, amounting to $87.37. He paid a
few houshold bills and had all the rest
left. Mrs. Bradley said he must have
These hats have won such
great popularity, because
of the exceptionally high
grade of fur used in their
making, and also because
they are always made in
the most correct styles.
Soft Bats In the newest shn4es
Stiff Hats in dimensions that
are sold by
LEADING DEALERS v
IANTPHTKR, PKIXNER S, CO.
ST. PACL. MINN.
had about $50 with him. Bradley is said
to be a member of the ''Woodmen of the
Mrs. Bradley spent last night with h?r
neighbors for fear that Bradley might
come back and kill her.
Police Neglect Case.
At midnight, more than five hours
after Policeman Gittings had been
killed, Police Captain Bruin began to
take active interest in the murder of
one of his patrolmen. When the news
of the murder reached police headquar
ters detectives were detailed on- the
case, but neither Captain Bruin nor
Captain Slover took enough interest In
the murder apparently to visit the
scene , of the crime. If was cold, out
side and word had reached the station
that Bradley, after beating Jils wife a
second time, had refoaded his revolver
and was looking for trouble. Just be
fore 12 o'clock Captain Bruin bethought
himself of Andy Vaughn's blood
hounds and telephoned Detective
Vaughn, asking him to bring but his
dogs, and in an automobile, with sev
eral detectives, the .first real search
for the murderer was then begun.
Between the time that Officer Git
tings met his death and the calling out
of Detective Vaughn and his blood
hounds, Captain Bruin and Captain Slo
ver contented themselves with attend
ing strictly to the station duties. A
casual vlsitwr at police headquarters
would never have discovered that a
member of the force had been slain. No
one was busy yea, there was one busy
person about the station that was
Lawyer J. Hat. Hitchlngs. He was
there for a whispered conversation with
Slover and Bruin. Several times dur
ing the night officers, as they called
up over the telephone, asked of the
police operator whether there was any
thing doing, and whether Captain
Bruin had anything for them. The la
conic answer was, "Tell bird to look
out for that fellow."
Discription of -Murderer.
Perhaps a description of Bradley had
been sent out to patrolmen on their
beats earlier in the night, hut from
the nature of the Inquiries over the
telephone and from the mere announce
ment now and then that the operator
would make to Inquiring policemen it
did not Indicate that anything of the
sort had been done..
At 1 o'clock this morning the chase
with the bloodhounds was abandoned,
the actions of the dogs indicating that
Bradley took a car on Fremont street
after the shooting., going either down
town or to Vancouver, Wash.
Patrolman Sittings had been a member
of the police department for four yars.
About six months ago he was before the
Police Commissioners on a charge of Im
moral conduct on account of his alleged
Intimacy with a married woman.
Through failure of' those who. brought
Policeman Gittings before the Police
Commissioners to establish a case
against him he was exhonerated. Dur
ing the Lewis and Clark Exposition Git
tings was a mounted policeman, assigned
to duty at the Upshur-streeU station.
.When the Exposition was over he was
detailed as patrol driver and was driving
the patrol wagon at the time the charges
were preferred against him- After that
he walked a beat and "was assigned to
Captain Bailey's relief which reports for
duty at 11:15 P. M.
WILL ABANDON THE TURF
RESULT OP BLACKLISTING OP
DURXELIi IX EAST.
Will Sell Horses at Auction Because
Jockey Club Bars Him
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Dec. 18.-r(Spe-cial.)
Following, the receipt of a message
from Algernon Dangerfield, secretary of
the Jockey Club at Kew York, which
brought the Information that the horses
now in the" stable of C. E. Dumell would
be allowed to start on the Eastern tracks
if owned by any other horseman in good
standing. f Mr. Durnell . announced this
afternoon that he would retire from the
turf and that his entire stable of 2j
horses would, be disposed of at . public
auction at the Emeryville track as soon
as he . could 'make the necessary ar
rangements. He expects that the sale
would take place during the early part
of next week.
Mr. Durnell has had offers for several
Of his horses at private sale, but pre
fers to dispose of them by auction, be
lieving that he will realize better returns.
Concerning the future of Eddie Dugan,
the Jockey, he has made no plans.
HONORS SECOND TEAM COACH
Scrub Eleven Presents Handsome
Pocketbook to' Chase. .
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Or., Dec. 18. (Special. The members of
the varsity second team, headed by Cap
tain Ralph Dodson, today presented As
sistant Coach Chase with a handsome in
laid sterling silver pocketbook, as a token
of their regard for him. The assistant
coach had direct charge of the second
team, and during his stay here was Im
mensely popular with its thembers and
with the students at large. . Under his
coaching the second team at Jmes al
most outplayed the regular varsity and
was well up In regard to tne finer points
of the game. Coach Chase recently re
turned from- Seattle where he assisted
temporarily In coaching the Seattle Ath
letic Club team. . ,
PRE-HOLIDAY SALE ---AN ENDLESS
ASSORTMENT HOLIDAY GIFT -BARGAINS
Continuing in offering hundreds of "suggestions for economical selection of practical and appreciable Christ
vinas gifts for young, and old. Commencing Saturday our store will be open evenings before Christmas until 10.
QUAINT FURNITURES-MANY PIECES
ARE OFFERED AT SSLw SALE VALUES
$10.00 Magazine Rack in the fumed
oak; special :..$5.00
$11.00 Arm Chair in the weathered
oak ; special $5.00 ,
$10.50 Arm Rocker in the fumed oak ;
special , '. . .$7.00
$12.00 Arm Chair in the fumed oak;
$15.00 Arm Rocker in the fumed oak ;
$18.50 Arm Chair in the weathered
oak; special $12.00
$19.00 Desk in the weathered oak ;
$22.00 Mission Electric Lamp in
weathered oak; special $15.00
$24.00 Bookcase in weathered oak ;
$25.00 Morris Chair in fumed oak;
$27.50 Bookcase in the weathered
oak; special $17.50
Pi ill f u'mm
if'JVJ.UU I 111 1 1 M I V 1 1U LIIC 1UUICU .
oak; special $18.5u
$32.00 Bookcase in the fumed oak ; special ........ .$18.50 $37.00 Mission Electric Lamp in weathered oak ; spl. $25.00
$55.00 Desk in fumed oak; special ..$27.50
With, the intention of closing out our en
tire line of Children's Vehicles automo
biles, wagons, coasters, tricycles, etc.,
we have not hesitated in including these in the pre-Holiday Sale at prices that
cannot fail to attract those who contemplate selecting gifts of this character
$1.15 vals., spl. . .90
$1.35 vals., spl. $1.10
vals., spl. $2.10
COASTER -$3.50 values; special. $2.60
$2.00 values"; special $1.50
$2.90 values; special ...'...'.$2.15
$3.25 values; special' ...... .$2.30
$7.50 values; special .'.$5.50
$10.75 values; special $7.SH
$11.50 values; special -.$8.25
In mission designs with glass or open fronts-
, in the weathered oak.
special -. $1.75
$15.50 Racks, .
HOLIDAY SALE OF CUT GLASS
IN THE BASEMENT CROCKERY DEPARTMENT
$1.25 Cut Glass Bon Bon Dishes, special, each.....' 85
$1.50 Cut Glass Bon Bon Handled Dishes, each ..... .$1.00
$2.00 Cut Glass Spoon Tray, special, each $1.35
$3.50 Cut Glass 8-inch Bowls, special, each. . $2.45
$6.00 Cut Glass Jugs, special, each ; : . . ... .$4.50
$6.50 Cut Glass Jugs, special, each .........$4.75
$8.50 -Cirt Glass Jugs, special, each .$6.50
$10.00 Cut Glass Jugs, special, each ..., $7.00
LIBRARY PIECES 1,
$26.50 Mahogany Library Table, special ,' $16.50
$28.00 Mahogany Library Table, special. $18.50
$30.00 Mahogany Library Table, special $19.00
$33.00 Golden oak Library Table, special ...... .$22.00
$39.00 Mahogany Library Table, special.'....' $25.00
$47.00 Golden oak Bookcase, special $30.00
$64.00 Mahogany Bookcase, special $30.00
$58.50 Golden oak Bookcase, special. . .- ; $39.50
w Tvms ;
Tomorrow (Friday) positively the last'
day for discount on East Side gas b 1.1 Is.
Portland Gas Company.
The Hobday Shoppers
Until Xm s
J. M. ACHESON'S
The way is open to you to secure for Christmas gift some of the choicest
ready-to-wear apparel in Portland at a saving, and you don't need full cash.
YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD
fa? 1 If
A black, blue and brown semi-fitted
50-inch Kersey Coat, nicely, trim
med, regular $17.50 '(CT 7C
value, Thursday only. . .P V
Every Coat Reduced
5t tJ r
- j-; v? t 1 I
We have selected 100 Fur Ties from
"our large stock of Furs; regular
$10 and $lo garments,
Every Fur Reduced
Women's handsome Tailored Suits, vool
checks and serges, in a variety . of most
popular Winfer shades, satin and silk
lined ; regular $30.00 $14 50
Every Suit Reduced
20c ralues. six in
a box 6Q per
50c and 65c val
Turn-Covers and , Stocks, values up
to $1.50. Thursday, after 6 P. M.
only, at -
Walking and Dress Skirts, colors black,
blue, gray and stripes in Panama,, fancy
mixtures ; regular $10.00 flJO CA
values. pO.O J
Every Skirt Reduced
Reg. $2.25 values,
black and white,
reg. $2.25 values,