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jQ nre aroRyiyo OREGONiAy. ririPAY. November 3, 1911. .
J clay, his first wife, and la the Fall of
PROBE OF CORNER
STIRS WHEAT PIT
I STRIKER IN STORE
Burt Hicks Draws Pistol in
j Fist Fight and Shoots
: W. A. Wortman.
the ua ysar. lead wiia me goia
fever, cama to California. In H52 h
removed to tha L'mpqua Valley. Or.
whara ha wu joined by his brother.
John 8. Walton, and they took op a
donation land claim. Ha wu elected
successively Justice of tha Peace and
clerk of the Land Office and county
clerk aa a Union Democrat. despite
tha fact that :avery Ie:nocrats wrre
in the majority. From 185 to UTO
ha waa In the sheep business In
Douflu Coonty and In 1S10 came to
Salam. hla wife cylnc here In 180.
In till he maj-rled Mary Elisabeth
Barsert. He served between HIS and
his death aa United States Commission
er. Instructor in elocution in Willam
ette University and as a professional
He is eurvlved by his widow and tha
followlnr children: James, Jr., cash
ier of the First National Bank of
Tillamook: William K. assistant cash-
We Offer Yon Your
Choice of Oysters
Stenographer Said to Have
Told Secrets to Govern
:ROW IS LAID TO VICTIM
MILLING GROUP INVOLVED
I Shop of VT. H. Markell Co. on
. Fjut fide In Scene or Mortal
; Affraj Self-Defense Plead
1 ed Surrender Follow Shot.
. Following Insults and blowa passed
' between Burt Hicks, a manufacturer
U and employing machinist, arm "
( Wortman. a strlkln mach Inist or in.
1 Albina shops, last nlcht. Hicks shot
and killed Wortman In a clothing atora
at I iw 1.111 ....
. The bullet rrom a u-ir
.1- .nl.r In Hicks hand passed
through Wortman's abdomen and he
1. K..t 94 tninutea before death.
T Hlcka says that he fired the mortal
I shot, thlnkln that Wortman waa in
the act of reaching for a revolver, with
murderous Intent. After the shooUns;
Hicks surrendered to Patrolman Buno.
Fearnr the crowd, the policeman kept
Hicks In the rear of the store until
'i the arTlval of the police automobile.
f Immediately after the shot a crowd
4 poured Into the store and a hurry-up
call waa sent to the Red Cross ambu
. lance. Wortman waa laid on a pile
of drya-ooda. Before the ambulance
could reach the place Wortman had ex
pired. He waa In too areat agony to
give any account of the affair and wit
nesses of the ehootlnir were not found
laat nlht by the police or the Coroner.
i flayer Telia of Flakt.
According to the atory that Hlcka
s told District Attorney Cameron and
i, Police Captain Bailey. Hlcka had never
i employed and did not know Wortman.
bavin aeen him once or twice about
? the enop. "
t -l walked down Morrison street un-
til I was at the clothln store of W. H.
Xarkell Co," aald Hicks, -and there
I Wortman causht up with me. after. I
think, following me for several blocka.
He jostled me and called me a name,
then struck at me. I atruck back
1 and after a few blows . clinched. I
- barked him Into the atore.
"Each of us had one arm free and
, we were etrlktn at each other, when
he put hla left arm back and Into hla
left nip pocket. He had been striking
at me ao strongly with this hsnd that
1 I Immediately thought that he was
trying to pull a plstoL So, with my
free hand. I pulled my pistol and shot
J kirn once. When he fell I Vent out
s and rave myself up to the officer. I
J ahot In self -defense."
likes la F1tt Cater.
. The machine ahop of Hlcka at 350-4
East Oak atreet haa been the center of
X a number of minor engagements be-
tween the union men and the atrlke-
breakera since the breaking out of the
strike aralnst the Harrlman line.
Hicks' machinlsta went out a year
i ago In aympathy with the general
atrtke, because of Hicks' supposed antl-
union sentiment and the fact that he
7 did work for tha railroads. Po fierce
did the fights grow about his ahop
that a patro.man waa assigned to guard
I It and keep peace.
When searched at the police station
Hlcka waa found to have two loaded
s maaaalnes for hla automatic revolver.
containing Z2 bullets, besides tha full
t load In the weapon. He said he had
S been in fear of hie life alnce the be-
ginning of the strike on account of the
unfavorable attitude of the union men
toward hla shop, and therefore armed
Following the shooting Mrs. Hicks
waa Informed of the affair and went to
e the police atation to see her hasband.
e She bore the shock bravely.
Wartasaat Acted aa Ptrket.
i Wortman came to Tortland from
e Pan Francisco laat March and resided
J with hla mother. Mrs. .Mary Wortman,
vtt MIS Eaat Thirty-third street. A
. few weeks ago they took up their
- home at Belmont street. Wortman
had not worked at the machinist trade
"owing to the strike, but had been do
lrg picket duty three afternoons every
He waa IT yeare old. having been
r born In Lafayette. Ind . In 1.4. and
I waa unmarried. Hla father waa Daniel
I V. Wortman. well-known as a eontrae
; tor In Lafayette, and also Interested
in a planlng-mill there. The family
moved In to Helena, vvortman was
graduated from the Helena High
hohool and went to Chicago, where he
engaged In work aa a macnintst. felnce
that time he worked In various parts
of the West and Middle West. In 10
lie went to fan Franclaco. and waa
there In the great fire In Ui'. Shortly
after hla fathers death In Helena In
' -ltoi, Wortman returned to ban Fran
' etsco, remaining there until he re-
Joined hla mother In Portland. Wort
' man waa sulject to epileptic fits.
I ; Brother Is avy Unlesast.
!i Besides his mother, hla only relative
here la a brother. Spencer, who arrived
In Portland from Seattle last Friday
with ths Intention of locating here,
j .Another brother. Ward R. Wortman. Is
a Lieutenant In the United States
'svy on tie battleship Kansas. An
other. Oeorire II. Wortman. Is a con
tractor In Butte. Mont, and the fourth
brother. R. II. Wortman. Is Identified
with the Independent Telephone Cum
jany tn Butte. Mrs. Charles K. San
ders, of Pullman. Wash, and Mrs. J.
V. Holroyd. of Helena. Mont, are
JJAMES WALTCN IS DEAD
OrrRon IMoorrr of 18M! Passes
Away at Ag of St Years.
SALEM. Or, Nov. 1. (Special.)
Ua7.es Gallon, pioneer of the Willam
ette Vilitv, died at his home In Saiem
,f. i Mnirr, saed i.
James Ws:tn was horn in Chester,
ng.and. March 1. and v. as the
rldest son of Ker. l'anlel Walton, a
Methodlt minister. He had ten sis
ters and one bruther. The slstere never
rame to America, but tne brother died
la Salem In lvl. His early equation
waa In Hudlereheld, Kngland, and waa
Voeager. At li ears fie was sppren
HctJ to a wraver and at 1 started to
learn pharu.ncr. When 1J years o:a
tm ahlpped to New Zealand on a sail
ing vessel. Three yers later he ship
fed from there as ship's doctor on a
whaler. After a two-rears cruise a
cuuttny broke oat on tne ship and he
received a nearly fatal wound. When
the ship put Into Aukland he fled In
land, and cast hla lot with tne natlvea
f the lalsnd. !r-nlng their language
ail rustoms btfre icolng to New
fccalan.l. where he be.-aina roa! engi
neer uner the British government
from ! until 114.
- , la 111 he married CllaabeUi Bar-
I-s-La " .3
V. A. tCorlwis, e tvaa Shet
aad Hilled by Bart Hlcka.
ler of Ladd Bush Bank. Salem: Ieo
A, a cadet at West Point, and Beatrice
Margaret, of Salem.
POUTLAXn MERCHAVT AXD SOX
BACK IltOM ElUOPE.
Captain Tc-lnr-s nig London. Shop
Doesn't Compare With High
Class Stores of Portland.
Captain William Oadsby and son,
Walter, hsve returned from an extend
ed pleasure trip to Europe In excellent
health and spirits.
"We left here June 11 and proceeding
leisurely to England msde our head
quartera In London whence we made
four Independent Jaunts to different
sections.- said Captain Gadsby. "First
we went to the Scandinavian countries
Norway and Sweden then to the
Netherlands. Holland and Belgium, later
to Germany and Austria-Hungary and
last to Italy.
"At home we complain of the slow
ness of city work, especially of street
improvements. I sssure you that the
countries abroad have lots to learn
from us. They will tear up a small
portion of a street In a congested dla
trlct and leave It In that condition fur
weeks. Of course they do not get paid
as a rule more than half as much aa
men In Portland, but they are not worth
even that In comparison with what la
"I found the same true In my own
line of business furniture. Out of
curiosity I visited a number of stores
and found the employes alow. Incom
petent and" not apparently having an
interest In what they were doing. Such
men could not hold employment In a
live American city.
"Everybody over there is out with
the big mlf and after Americans par
ticularly, but the liberality and good
heartertnese of our people make a hit
with all and after all the money spent
this way accomplishes much it It la not
"The cttlea of Italy Rome. Venice and
Naples gave the appearance of being
dirty and unhealthy, but Berlin la the
cleanest city In the world. Through
out all Germany there was the hum or
business with everything and every
body looking prosperous. While at
Naples I saw the Italian troops start
ing out on their expedition against
Tripoli and they seemed to be full of
enthusiasm. Curloua to know why they
were so desirous to obtain a portion
of that desolate country I made In
quiries. I waa told that It waa desired
aa a place for the surplus population
to emigrate because, when they went to
America, they lost Interest In their
mother country and after tha first gen
eration forgot it entirely. At Tripoli
they would be near home and always
"I had heard mach of the new and
supposedly great department store of
Selfrldge A Company, of London, and
out of curiosity vlntted It. expecting
to find a store equal to that of Marshall
Field or John Wanamaker. but In
stead It waa not the equal In any way
of the large department stores of Port
land snd did not pretend to carry any
such high classes of stock. The same
Is true of all the department etores in
Europe, ss we have better atores right
here In this cltv."
MRS. MARY V. SHELBY DIES
Daughter of Ore (Ton's First Gover
nor Called In Slat Tear.
Mra Mary V. Shelby died last night
at the Wheeldon Apartments, after an
Illness of several year, augmented by
a paralytic stroke which she suffered
recently. She was 81 years old.
Her father waa tha late General
Joseph l.ane. the first governor of
Oregon, aa well as the first United
Statea Senator from Oregon. Tn 114s
she crossed the p'alna with her par
ents, who settled In Oregon City.
She was the mother of Eugene
Shelby, superintendent of the Wells
Far go Express Company In San Fran
cisco, and Miss Annie Blanche Shelby,
of this city. Mrs. L. F. Mosher. of
portlsnd. Is her sister. Her grand
daughters are Mrs. FrAnk Gilchrist
Owen. Miss Eugenia Shelby, of Ne
vada: Mra Frar.k Shuda and Mrs. E.
Wallace Osborne, of San Francisco.
Father Arthur Lane, of Albany. Is a
nephew. Her son. Eugene Shelby, will
arrive today from 6an Francisco.
The funeral arrangements will be
Aabell Thrown by Go till.
TACOM A. Wash, Nov. 2. Frank
Gotch tonight threw James AsbelU of
Kansas City. In straight falls. The
nret waa secured In 1 minutes and
the second seven mtnutea. Tousutf
Mahmoat defeated Oeorge Hoeber.
Sixty Per Cent of Country' Supply
Said to Bo In Hands of Ille
gal Combine Widespread
CHICAGO. Not. 1. Any man or set
of men who buy so muon grain that
the price Is held out of line or out or
reach of buyers may be considered aa
acting In restraint of trade. This la
the basis upon which. In the opinion of
PreslJent Merrill, of the Chicago Board
of Trade. Washington agents are work
ing in the Investigation of an alleged
corner In wheat centered at Chicago
and extending from Duluth and Min
neapolis to the Eastern seaboard.
Although declaring that no investi
gation of the Chicago Board of Trade
Itself is under wsy. to the best of his
knowledge. President Merrill aald to
"I do know that Federal agents who
were here Tuesday went to the North
west markets yesterday. This maksa
It look as If the Department of Jus
tice considered there waa soma under
s'ar.ding between big wheat ownerg
her and at other centers."
laslde Evidence Rumored.
Rumors were current tonight that a
former stenographer of the welghmas
ter's office of the board had given evi
dence to the Government. According
to reports, 40 per cent of the country's
wheat tupply la controlled by an ille
gal combination of speculators and
lT.OOO.Oi'O bushels of the total holdings
of the clique are In Chicago elevator.
Threata that warehouse recelpta for
millions or bushels of wheat In stora
here might be selxed as evidence In a
conspiracy trial had paralyzing effect
on the exchange today. In the laat few
minutes of trading the market broke
nearly two cents trom top ngures ana
closed In a whirl of excited selling
within one-quarter of the lowest point
of the day, SH for December.
Mlllera Secure Against Lose.
An Interesting feature In connection
with the grain situation Is the deal by
which millions of bushels of grain
have been transferred to a group of
milling Interests. By the terms said to
have been agreed upon, the millers can
remove the grain from the Armour
warehouses at any time.
It la understood that the deal was
negotiated on a basis that secures the
milling Interests against loss should
ths market drop before the grain Is
delivered. One theory la that the Gov
ernment proceedings were originally
started with a view to heading off such
a mammoth transfer of the bread sup
ply of the Unltad States.
About the calmest-looking person in
the Chicago grain trade this afternoon
was President Marcy, of the Marcy
Grain Company. He aald.
"The Government la welcome to any
Information concerning our business
which we have. All any agent of the
Government needs to do is to tell us
what he wants and we will give it to
him If we have It."
LOAN SCHEME PROPOSED
MONETARY COMMISSION HEARS
San Franciscan, Describing nimself
aa "Victim," Say Mortgage
Are Bane of Nation.
SAN TOANCTSCO. Nor. I. X proposal
that ths United Etatea go into the
building and loan business aa a means
of assuring peace. and prosperity of ths
country was one of the suggestions
placed before the sub-oommlttee of the
Monetary Commission today at It final
session In this city. J. A, Klngdon
Jones. a commission agent, volunteered
At a lull In the regular proceedings
of the committee, Klngdon-Jones, who
sat among the spectators, msde It evi
dent that he had a few remark of
which he wished to unburden himself.
'Do you wish to testify r asked
"Do you wish to hear from victims as
well as' banksrsT- retorted Klngdon-
The chairman said that the commit
tee wlshsd to hear from any cltlsen,
so long as his remarka were directed
toward the Aldrlch currency reform
plan, and Klngdon-Jonea forthwith de
nounced the schema The bane of the
country, he said, was mortgages on
homes, and he proposed that the Gov
ernment Issue IS. 000. COO In currency to
build homes for worklngmen. each
home to coat not more than $2500. and
the Government to be reimbursed at the
rate of $20 a month. He was llstsned
The sub-commlttse left for Los An
OREGON SYSTEM ISSOE
SUPREME COCRT TO HEAR IN
ITIATIVE CASE TODAY.
At S&mo Time Argument Against
Portland' Bridge Amend
ment Will Be Made.
WASHINGTON, Not. 1. (Special.)
Argumsnts tn the cas which will de
termine whther the Initiative and ref
erendum system of legislation la law
ful In America will begin tomorrow be
fore the United Statea Supreme Court.
Attorneys from all over the country
ar here to argue both aide of the
The question comes before tha Su
preme Court at tha Instance of the Pa
cific States Telephone Telegraph
Company, which contends that the ini
tiative and referendum. aometlmes
called the "Oregon system." Is a viola
tion of the guaranty In the Federal
constitution of a republican form of
government for each state
In connection with this case, the Su
preme Court will listen to arguments
that an amendment to the charter of
Portland. Or, authorising tha eon-
Straight from the
Atlantic Coast in
Ice Cold Sealshiptens
PJeTWinpMft!lrTf!l!HI,'! ' " 1 ,"
uliit1r.iiuuau - - .j.ii'uu!tuii'u -
The new Se&Ishipten shown above
has made it possible to save the fine
flavor and the freshness of the oyster
just as the sealed package made it pos
sible to save the crispness and freshness
of the soda-cracker.
But it has done more.
. It has made it possible to get solid
oyster meat no water added- which
was impossible in the days when your
dealer had to ladle his oysters out of a tub.
The Sealshiptens come in
I The variety stamped on toft of the Sealshipten is your
tructlon of a 11,000.000 bridge, la void
because adopted by the Initiative and
Bnveral states which have adopted
the Initiative and referendum will Join
hands with Oreiron In defending it.
K. S. Plllabury, of Han Francisco, will
argue) tha cas for the telephone com
pany. Among the attorneys who will
araua In favor of th Initiative and
referendum are Attorney - General
Crawford, of Orea-on; City Attorney
Grant, of Portland, and W. C. Benbow,
FINE POTATOES ARE SEEN
Exhibit at Redmond' First Annual
Show Is G&od.
REDMOND. Or Nor. i'. (Special.)
Redmond's first annual Potato Show,
held today, drtw'a large crowd of peo
ple from all parts of the country and
the exhibit of potatoes waa better than
vraa expected could be made In the
short time allowed. The show i was
Riven under the auspices of the Com
mercial Club of this city. The profes
sors from the Agricultural College and
railroad offl!a!s with the demonstra
tion train, which waa here today, were
surprised at the excellent showing: this
section of Crook County made.
R. B. Miller, traffic manager of the
O.-W. R. & N. Company, asked the Com
mercial Club to aend the potato exhibit
to Portland, where the railroad com
pany will see that It Is placed on ex
hibition. Probably this will be done.
The following prlxes were awarded:
Carl Gray, prlxe of $25 cash for best
general exhibit First- S. D. Mustard,
of Powell Buttes, seven varieties; sec
ond prlxe. special. E. R. Tlchenor, Rsd
mond, three varieties; third prixe. spe-
Want Beautiful Hair?
Then Try This Shampoo
Maid Marion on Beauty
"It Is a weft-known fact that wet
shampoos work Injury to both hair
and scalp, as all contain more or less
potash and 'free' alkali, necessary to
create a lather. These two chemicals
reduce the vitality of the hair glands
and delicate tissues, and drenching the
head to remove the lather usually ag
gravates the condition.
"A very fine dry shampoo that la
cleansing and beneficial to hair and
scalp can be made by mixing 4 ounces
of either orris root or corn meal with
4 ounces therox. A tablespoonful
sprinkled on the head, then brushed
well through the hair, cleanses and
exhilarates the scalp, takes every par
ticle of dust and oil from the hair, and
leavea It soft, glossy and easy to do
l - u'lt
The new Ice cold container called the Sealshlptea
containing delicious, fresh, rate SeaJshlpt Oysters.
Small site Vie gaL, enough (or a small familv
It is no longer necessary to be content
with "Just Oysters."
The Sealshipt System places in your ice
box the choicest oysters of the Atlantic Coast.
And more it guarantees you absolute
purity and freshness with all of the natural
delicate sea flavor saved.
the large containing one-fifth of a gallon,
the small one-tenth the large enough
for the average large family the small
enough for the average small family.
, These oysters are safeguarded through
to your ice-box from their sea side
Every step of tne way they are under
the constant supervision of the Sealshipt
System a nation-wide system which
assumes the whole responsibility of
(Delicious, fresh, raw Oysters)
Member Assecisrisa lor Praamtiaa ei Parity is Feeds
FREE "77 Oyttr Cook Book" full onme way of preparing rimpU oyxttr dithu. Stndv
yew dtdr'l nam and addrtn and m vill tend you "Th Oyster Cook Book FREE
RETAIL DEALERS, ot yet upplied vith SEALSHIPTENS, write or mire quick to
Exclusive Selling Agents, PRODUCERS' SALES CO, 903 Western Are, Seattle
cial. D. C. Truesdale. Powell Buttes.
Best bushel potatoes First prize, S. D.
Mustard, Powell Buttes; second. C. O.
Jarrett. Redmond; third. E. Atkinson,
Redmond. Best dozen potatoes First,
C. B. Clark. Redmond; second, J. G. Mc
Ouffle. Redmond. Best single potato:
First. B. D. Mustard, Powell Buttes;
second, J. O. Hanson, Redmond.
Join the Portland Commercial Club's
Lewiston-Walla Walla Excursion
November 6, 7 and 8
PORTLAND'S BUSINESS MEN'S OPPORTUNITY
To make acquaintance of the men who are building this great and growing territory.
To participate in the organization of the Idaho-Washington Development League, comprising
eight large and prosperous counties.
To help build the great interior country.
To enjoy the hospitality of the Commercial Organizations, including motor drives through
surrounding country, luncheons, dinners, etc. .
N. B. A special feature is the invitation to the ladies.
A Special Train Excursion
The party will occupy a special train, consisting of baggage car, dining car, drawing-room
sleeping cars and observation car.
The going trip will be made via the North Bank Road and Northern Pacifio Ry., and the
return via the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co.
The party will leave the North Bank Station, Eleventh and Hoyt Sts., at 9:00 P. M Sunday
November 5th, spend Monday and Tuesday in Lewiston, Wednesday m Walla Walla and
return to Portland 8 :30 A. M. Thursday.
$29 THE TOTAL EXPENSE
This covers tickets, meals and sleeping-car accommodations.
For Reservations, etc., Telephone Main 8660.
PORTLAND COMMERCIAL CLUB
guarantee that you are getting genuine
The prizes were awarded by Profes
sor D. R. Hyslop, of the Agricultural
Hood River Firm Incorporates.
SALEM, Or, Nov. t. (Special.) Ar
ticles of Incorporation were filed here
today with the Secretary of Btate by I
cold container called the Sealshlptaa
delicious,-freK row Sealshipt Oyster,
H gal., enouf h for a large family.
delivering to you the oyster with Its
The small size Sealshipten, containing
Northern Selects, retails for 50 cents ;
the large size for 85 cents.
e e e
Ask your grocer, market man or
fish dealer to send you a Sealshipten
of these fresh, raw oysters and specify
Then be sure that the package bears
the Sealshipt shield shown here.
the Hood River Go & Electrio Com
pany, capitalized at ,100,000. The In
corporators are James J. Flynn, Fred
A. Martin and W. M. Daly and the
principal place of business Is at Hood
The population of Japan la Increasing at
a rate or nuuui nci