Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 09, 1912, Page 22, Image 22

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Accused Slayer of Ray Wallace
Found in Guardhouse
at Vancouver.
. Man Who Is Believed to Hare Killed
Companion of Hazel Erwln In
Alder-Street Lodging-House
Is Army Deserter.
While hue and cry after him was
traveling throughout the Pacific states
nd Canada, since June 19. Wilfred O.
Thonges. alias W. Tanner, charged
with murdering Ray W. Wallace in an
Alder-street roomlnshouse, was lying
in the guard house at Vancouver Bar
Tacks, within ten miles of 'detective
headquarters, a confessed and selfs
stirreDdered deserter from the Army.
He was definitely identified yester
day and brought to Portland yesterday
evening and spent the night in the City
Jail under charge of first degree mur
der. V
The casual mention of the name of
an Army officer, made by Thonges to
Hazel Irwin, his alleged accomplice,
was the tiny thread -which fell Into
the hands of Detectives Vaughn. Llth
erland. Epps and HM, to whom. Jointly
and inseparably, belongs the credit for
the capture. Telegrams to Alaska,
where the officer Is now stationed, led
to the Identification of Tanner as
Thonges, and this In turn opened the
way to procuring his full description.
"Want Girt Said, Goes."
Present when the accused was taken
to detective headquarters last night,
were Lee Erwin, father of the girl who
was an eye-witness to the crime, now
in the County Jail, and also John Wal
lace, father of the murdered man. Wal
lace sat silent and eyed the accused
murderer, but Erwln. working for the
release of hia wayward daughter, was
an active participant in the proceed
ings, and it was he who furnished the
last and most conclusive Identification.
"I didn't , kill him for money, any
way." This was virtually the only definite
thing said by Thonges in a long con
versation with his captors last night,
preceded with a warning that any
thing he said might be used against
"I guess the girl has told you her
story, and whatever she says goes."
he added. 'Unless this is taken as an
admission. Thongea said nothing which
throws light upon the crime.
Crime la Traced.
On-the morning of June 19, the keep
er of a lodging bouse at 603V4 Alder
street, found in a room which had been
occupied by a couple as Mr. and Mrs.
W. Tanner, the body ofa murdered
man, the skull crushed in by a heavy
bolt, which, wrapped in paper, lay be
side the body. At ' first Identification
was s-lven of the body aa that of Ray
W. Wallace, a restaurant employee of
Wilkesbarre, Pa., touring the country
with his father.
The girl was known to be Hazel
Erwin, daughter of a farmer living at
Thomas, near Albany, and, through this
fact -trace of the fleeing pair was
.found at Salem, where they lodged two
days together in a hotel. Five days
after the crime. Hazel, worn from lack
of food and deserted by her companion,
waa found by the Salem police and
' brought here to the County Jail. She
told her story of the crime, which w-'
that Thonges, to whom she was not
married, had caught her with Wallace
and had struck him down in a fit of
Jealous madness. She knew nothing
of the rifling of the restaurant where
Wallace worked, which was accom
plished by opening the place with keys
taken from the body of the murdered
Stray Remark la Cine.
The girl said that Thonges left her
without any warning. Friday, the sec
ond day after the murder, and she
did not know where he went. Later
she admitted that he had planned to
flee to relatives in the Alberta country,
figuring that without him, the girl
would soon be released and could Join
him there. On this clew, the detectives
worked for days.
Then Hazel casually . spoke of
Thonges having told her something
about having been accused of some
crime, while serving in the Thlreleth
Infantry under Lieutenant Butler. The
officer was inquired afetr and was
found to be at Fort Seward, Alaska.
A telegram was sent to him tbere, ask
ing the name of a man in his company
who had been accused of an offense
such as mentioned by the girl, and he
telegraphed back the name of Thonges.
Supplied with this, the offlcens 'easily
obtained an Army circular denouncing
the man aa a deserter, and traced him
to Vancouver Barracks.
Thonges appeared at the barracks
Saturday. June 22. the day following
his desertion of the girl in Salem, and
was immediately placed in the guard
house, to await trial as a deserter. His
first intimation that the police were on
his trail came yesterday when a sentry
brought him out for identification.
Accused Hn la Stoical.
The first act of Captain Baty on
learning that the auspect was brought
to cover was to send for Lee Erwin.
father of the girl and in whose house
Thonges had lived for two weeka be
fore coming to Portland. With him
and the proprietor of the lodging
house where the murder occurred. Cap
tain Baty and Detective Hill went to
Vancouver yesterday in an automo
bile. Colonel Young assisted them in
every way possible,
Aa Thonges was brought from the
guardhouse, stepping Jauntily, Erwln
and Johnson, the lodging-house keeper,
both identified him in an instant He
betrayed no emotion, either then or at
any subsequent time. Extradition
papers had been obtained at Salem,
but as the prisoner was on a Govern
ment reservation. It was not thought
necessary to "obtain action from Gov-A
ernor Hay at Olympla.
"I dreamed last night that he would
be caught before Wednesday," said
Hazel Erwin, In her cell at the Cqunty
Jail, when she learned that Thonges
was caught. She betrayed no emotion,
but stubbornly refused to give any
. Home Is la Iadlnaapolis.
Thonges enlisted in Company M of
the Thirtieth Infantry. May 23, 11L
He deserted at the target range at
Fort Barry, CaL, May 2. 1912. He gave
hi sage at enlistment as 23, but now
says he ia 20. His paternal residence
is at 725 Bates street, Indianapolis,
where his father. Richard W. Thonges,
The boy la big. well built and good
looking. He speaks well and haa a
mild-mannered demeanor. His poise
and control are a marvel to the officers
having him in charge.
Arraignment will be had In Munici
pal Court today, and an effort will be
made to have the grand Jury take im
mediate action. What part the girl,
reputed wife of the accused, will have
In the case, haa not been determined.
You'll Enjoy the Quiet of Our 7th-Floor Restaurant, Music and Singing Daily at Mincneon moots u.u 10 r. m
Field. Rank Store. Basement Price Sl.U
iveaa me oriage ui ine way qciuic owm mcrmuuuwn , Twww-aM - -
See display of marbleized statuary,
emblems, etc, 6th-St. window. Ex
pert will be in leather goods section,
1st fir., 3 to 5 P. M.f ,to take orders.
Government Weather
Forecast .
Fair Today.
For Summer Reading Visit the
big Book Store, basement annex.
Just a step from the Morrison and
Alder street entrances.
Onr Modern Beauty Parlors Ex
pert hairdressinjr, manicuring and
shampooing, massage, .children's
hair cutting'. Balcony, first floor.
Portland, the Center of Elkdom--Welcome to The Big Store
other I stantial business- interests, of manufactures, of commerce. With t , .
DORTLAND has never made sucn preparations ior any omci
... i i i e 1 J w1iUa
organization the wnoie city is a mass 01 purpie auu winuc
"Hello Bill" is the password which has thrown our gates ajar.
The thousands 01 visitors nere wis wee win xmu vun a.
of scenic grandeur, of beautiful homes, of fine schools, of sub-
Wrial Elks' Rest Room on Fifth Floor
This in addition to the lobby or our in noor xea xvuuiu, mu: iuc nuo
ception and Waiting Room, 2d floor. Writing desks, and easy chairs. Public
telephones in basement, second and 7th floors. To those wearing of ficial badges,
free telephone service within Portland. V v
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stantial business- interests, of manufactures, of commerce. With
their magnificent buildings and patronage,. Portland's depart
mpTif sfnrpH stand snrvreme in the West.
Visit Meier & Frank's today. You'll find it a store of immense
stocks, of wonderful service, of courtesy, of convenience.
The Elks Official Souvenir Postcards Free
Today we shall continue to distribute free, the beautiful Elks'
nir Postcards, printed in five colors. Ask any floorman for them
the different rest rooms, lobby of tea room, 7th floor, etc.
Send a Postcard to friends in your home town.
Official Souvr-
also found at
Lingerie Dresses Less!
111 7 ,1 I
4 . flyl
4 ;IM
TRULY phenomenal
reductions on every
reductions on every beauti
ful- lingerie Gown in our entire stock, when
Elks' Reunion Week calls for white dresses
for so many occasions.
Exquisite models of filmy batistes and
mulls, combined with dainty Val. lace and
insertion : also the heavier laces and fine
embroideries. Round, square or high neck.
: Many show the Tunic and over-tlonnce
djstyles. Choose early before assortments
yi'vare broken.
f " $20 Dresses ' $15.00 I $40 Dresses $30.00
125 Presses $ia.Y0 .ureases yoi.vv
!35 Dresses $28.00 I $65 Dresses $48.75
i 330 to $38 Tailored Suits $17.45
Smart models for Summer and early Jfali
wear plain tailored or fancy coats with
deep revers, trimmed in satin, silk or ratine.
Tunic tucked. skirts. Fine Serges, Whip
cords, Homespuns and fancy Worsteds in
navy, black, gray, brown checks, stripes
and mixtures. Regular $30, Cjf "7 ACZ
$32.50 and $38 Suits. Today '
$25 to $35 Summer Coats $19.85
Coats for street, dress and auto wear this
Summer styles that'll be just as good for.
early Fall. French and heavy storm Serges,
Cheviots and Tweeds, in natty black-and-white
checks and gray mixtures. Wide
range of styles, from plain tailored to fancy
j t a - o; q. tt " ft r-
garments, from regular stock '
Elk Pennants, Pillows, Horns
and Souvenirs!
OUR big 5th floor, with the booth
on first floor, new building, is
showing an immense stock of Elk Pennants,
burnt leather Pillows, Calendars, Streamers,
Lanterns, specially for Grand Lodge Reunion
week. v
From the famous Jackson Hole district, in "Wyoming, we ve
secured a number of fine natural Elk heads, antlers, shed horns,
and souvenirs carved from the horns.
E1K Pillows
A great display of beautiful Elk
Pillows, in burnt leather, hand-colored,
at $2.50 to $10.00l Official
purple satin Elk Pillows, $5.50. Also
in the Art Needlework Store, third
floor, Elk Pillow Tops and -ready-made
Pillows of linen, crash, elvet,
burlap, etc., 50c to $1.50.
E1K Heads, Horns, Etc
' Natural Elk Heads, from Jackson
Hole, Wyoming; priced $65, $75,
$125, $150, $175 and $250.
Souvenirs, carved from ' elks'
horns. Ash trays, match holders,
toothpick holders, gavels, cork
screws, napkin rings, : etc. Priced
50c to $2.00.
Antlers, for hall racks, etc., from
$10 to $20 a pair.
Elk Shed Horns, $2.50 and. up.
Pennants, Streamers, Etc. .
Elk Printed Pennants, 25c, 35c.
Printed B. P. O. E. Pennants, with
head, 50c.
Sewed Elk Pennants, with print
ed head and clock, $1.00.
Elk Portland Reunion Pennants,
with sewed head and clock, 75c,
$1.00 and $1.25.
Purple and White Elk Streamers,
with elk head printed on muslin,
$1.25." Plain streamers, 80c.
Elks Flags, 4x6 feet, $1.00; 3x5
feet. 75c. Pampas Plumes at 25c.
Elk Paper Garlands, 25c; Tassels,
10c. .
Elk Lanterns, 25e; complete with
stand, 35c. .
Elk Souvenir Plagnes, 50c.
Our $25 Blue Serges
$18.? 5!
T HESE are in addition
to every Fancy Suit
in our entire stock! .
Finest $25 Blue Serges the
famous Adler-Rochester make
of soft, pur Australian
wool, with rich, unfadable dye.
Beautifully . hand-tailored, in
smart, new Summer models.
Besides the $25.00 Blue
Serges, yon may choose
from new grays, tans,
fancy blues, browns,
of every popular shade.
Our $25, $28, $30, and
$35 Fancy Suits, $18,75
"With all the immense lines
grouped at one price, there is
no clothin? sale .in Portland
which can equal this at The
Big Store. Remember, these are reductions onrthe high
grade Clothing which is unrivaled - rt jQ 9 C?
even at our regular prices. Choice Jo 1 ft 3
trwinv nf thpsft finn Nmt.s nr. onlv it
gLSa Third
'?HfeM rloor'
jp jftflr" New
yJfM Bldg'
New Mannish Silk Waists
Washable and Jap. SilKs, Habutais, Pongees
ON THE top wave of favor for warm
weather, these smart mannish Waists
of beautiful, cool Summer silks.
Plain and neat stripes, with soft .collars and cuffs. In
cluded are th-s new Eobespierre Blouses, with short sleeves
and turn-back cuffs. Dainty Waists what no woman can
have too many of these days. Attractively priced, $4.50
to $6.00 .
Peplum Waists $3.75
Pretty combinations o f
Valenciennes and bands of
Cluny lace and sheer Mar
quisette, trimmed with Cluny
insertions. Cool, low-neck
and short sleeve style, with
peplum. Our $5 tiJO 7tZ
Waists, at only S-
Lingerie Waists $4.45
Charming, lacy models, of
fine mulls, dotted Swisses
and sheer Marquisettes, nice
ly trimmed in filet and Val
enciennes. Low-neck, short
sleeve; also open in front
with long sleeves. QiA A C
Special at only
Elk Souvenir Steins, 69c
WE HAVE 800 of these artistic Sterns,
here for; the Elks' Grand Lodge Re
union week to sell at a special price. The large
Stems are just as ' illustrated, with Elk's head,
B. P. O. E. clock and Portland, Oregon, in raised
work on purple background. Pewter T Q
top. A splendid decoration for den. (j C
For sale today at the special price of
Elk Souvenir Mugs
Elk Mugs, as illustrated, with large head,
clock, and letters B. P. O. E. We have ftQ
300' of them' which go on sale today at & JC
Basement Store, Main Building. Mall Orders Filled
Long Silk Gloves, $1.25
Less Than MaKer's Original Price to Us
ONLY about 1000 pairs of these superb
long embroidered Silk Gloves left for
those who come today.
Finest quality high grade Milanese silk, 16-button length,
beautifully embroidered on the arms and back of Gloves.
Also extra heavy Silk Gloves in 20-button length. Splendid
range of shades. Gloves intended to sell for fljl 2'"
$1.50 to $3.50 a pair, offered special at only, pr.
To 75c Ribbons at 25c
An immense assortment
thousands of pieces 'or plain
and fancy Ribbons, 5 and 6
inches wide. Taffetas,
Moires, Dresdens, Warp
Prints and Satins, in every
color. 35c, 50c io)EZ(
75c grades, at only
Emb'd Collars at 25c
Pretty Fiinbroidered Col
lar and Cuff Sets, with button-holed
edges. Also square
Collars and hand-emhroid-ered
Trouville Collars.
Worth from 35e tnOC
65c, will be sold at-'
AUTrimmed Hats
V2 Price !
women have
been eager for the opportu
nity to purchase at a saving
nf a full half the late Sum
mer Hat. And they're still splendid ..choice for
those who come today.
. Absolutely nothing in our entire stock of
trimmed Millinery restricted,' embracing models for
outing, for street, .. business, , aftternoon and even
ing wear. Charming creations from our ownwork
rooms, from New York and Paris makers. Hats
suitable for wear late Summer and early Fall wear.
Formerly you'd have paid from $7.50 Dpm
to $150.00 for them. Today at just rillC
White and Colored
Felt Hats, They're Clever
Smart and clever are the new white and colored
Felt Hats with a captivating degree of dash and
style. Medium small and large rolling brim, styles
in white and pale pink and blue. Finished with
plain bands or with jaunty wings and plaited rib-
Some in black and wnita or wnn a dii oi
Priced at from $3 to $550
nd Floor, New Bulldlnc Mall Orders Filled
en's $1-$1.25 Shirts, 68c
THOUSA2JDS of these crisp; new, well-made snirts, ot
excellent $1 and $1.25 grades, go out on. the tables for
your choosing today at 68c, 3 for $2.
Plain and plaited fronts. Smart line stripes, small figures and
dots. All sizes and sleeve-lengths among them. Surplus T Q
of one of Troy's best makers. A special for Elks' Grand QQQ
Ludge Reunion week. You'll want a dozen, at 3 for $2, each . .
50c Manhattan Wash
Ties, Today 29c
A sensational purchase of 500 doz
en of the famous Manhattan Wash
Ties, sold the country over at 50c.'
Beautiful mercerized fabrics, with
neat woven stripes in various OQ
colors and black, at only"1'''
$2.00 Outing Shirts
Today $1.39
Soft, silky soisette Outing Shirts,
with separate 6oft collar and tie to
match. Colors white, blue, tan,
i cream or -gray. Regular $Z combi
nation shirt, collar (1 QQ
f sw
Elks' Purple Ties, Socks,
Belts, Silk Handkerchiefs,
Tie-and-Handkerchief Sets,
Suspenders, 50 to Sjil.
Official Elks' Hats or caps,
tie. Special at price of
All 50c Silk Knit Ties
Pure silk, in every im
aginable color, with
smart cross-stripes, bias
stripes, etc., 3 for $1, ea.
Men's Jap. Silk Socks
Mottled colorings of
gray, tan, navy, etc. Ex
cellent wearing quality,
pair 19
Men's 50c Suspenders
F i n e lisle webbing
with kid ends. We've
100 pairs to sell this
week at 25 .
Men's 1 25c Linen
Handkechiefs All pure
linen, with neat one
fourth inch hemstitched
hem. Three for 50c,
each iTlfr
$1.50 Mercerized Lisle
Underwear Shirts and
Drawers in blue, white
or tan. All sizes, gar
ment 98 J
$4 and $5 Ruff -Neck
Sweaters Of fine all
wool yarn, for men or
women. White, gray.
navy, maroon, etc.
sizes i.o
Inside Morrlson-St. Entrance. Mail Orders Filled
See the Novel Elk
tJSW Was J
ARD to tmd a
more artistic
and novel Elks souvenir
than these novelties in jew
elry made of real coin. See
them todav. They consist of
Elk Silver Fobs, $3.50 to
Elk Ribbon Fobs at $2,
$2.25 and $2.75
Elks' Cuff Links at $2
Elks' Brooches at $1.50,
$2.25 and $4.50
Other E1K Jewelry
Rika Card Cases, of sil
ver and gold-filled at
. $4 and $5
Elks'. Souvenir Spoons
at 98c, $1.25 and to
Elks' Cigar Lighters and
Cutters, silver, gold-
. plated and mother-of-pearl
for $1.75 and
"Hello Bill"
iAG an d toasts. In the
ment annex at the very low price of only
Elk Souvenirs Trays,
Taper Weights, Cigar
'ette Cases, Match
Safes, Powder Jars,
Pin Trays, Cups, Book
Marks, Ink Stands,
Bottle Openers, But
tonhooks, and Jewel
Cases, 25c to $2
Elks' Gold-filled Pencils
at $2.25
an Elks' Souvenir Book
of jolly afterdinner stor
Book Store, base- Cr
Baked Beans, three cans at 25.
Potato Chips, three packages 25.
Eastern Bacon, ponnd at 18.
25e Bine Label Catsnp, 18. '
Royal Olive Oil, 75.
Fancr Prunes, two pounds 31;
Imported Macaroni, package, 11.
Table Peaches, three cans at 50.
Table Apricots, three cans at SO.
Women's to $4.50 Pumps
.and Oxfords, $2.65
Q IX of the season's smartest styles
0 1 in Women's Pumns and Ox
fords, taken from our regular $3.50, $4 and
$4.50 lines, for an Elks' Reunion "Week spe
cial at $2.65. . " '
ti.... a 'V. ivii a ya lointv Clnlnninl PiimT)s in tranmetal.
iiilCU Ui fill' . V, -J v w x O '
velvet and suede.. One regular Pump style, in patent colt, tan
TfuRsin. Calf or eunmetaL with silk '
braid or crushed leather bow. ;
Another is a new 3-button Oxford,
of patent colt, with eravenetted tops.
The sixth style is a dressy 2-eyelet pat
ent colt Oxford Tie, of the famous
Cousin 's make.
Every pair is high grade with genu
ine Ooodvear welt soles, nlain ; or
tipped toes and medium Cuban heels.
Our regular $d.60, $4.00
and $4.50 Footwear in
' all sizes and widths.
,. ... .. PHONES-Facm ManM 4600; Horn., A-6101.
Clover Leaf Butter, 2 lb. 5 7c
1 VEN" its name suggests fresh, wholesome- P rj
ness. It is Butter made from the cream JII
1 A Txre StioI fnrlav 9. POUNDS W
UUVCl 1CU V kvj.m,a uvaivj j
Table Pears, three cans at BO.
Sliced Pineapple, three cans at 50.
Pug-et Sound Salmon, two cans 25.
SlaineCorae or Succotash, 6 cans 55'
New Walnuts, pound today 1 7 .
Pancake Flour, 15c packages lO.
Potted Beef, three cans at 25.
Gold Dust, six small packages 25.
Pure Food Grocery, Basement.
Linen C16thsan Opportunity
JohnS. Brown Make
HUNDREDS of housewives who
know the superb ' quality and
durability of John S. Brown Linens, here
exclusively in Portland, will want to share
in these savings. on Cloths. Dainty clover
leaf, fleur de lis and wr.eath patterns.
$3.25 Cloths, 72x72' in., $2.75 I 20-inch Napkins to match, dozen,
$4.75 Cloths, 72xl08-inch, $4.00 I $3.00
m Cuban neeis.
Sole Portland
Agents for..
Cousin's Shoes .
Porrin's Glores
AJax Guaranteed -
Hosiery -Gothsm
Shirts snd
Underwear $
Madame Irene Corsets
Kppo Petticoats .
Sampeck Clothes for
U ''V..7j9thrfiDi;:.!.' I?
r H V Si ill SU'iW s
Sole Portland
Agents for
John S. Brown , Lin
ens Munsfnc Underwear
Willamette H owing
'Acorn Stoves and
Fulton Whitney
GnMne Stlckley Orig
inal Craftsman Furniture
50c Jar Palmolive Cream Free
With 6 cakes of Palmolive Soap at
49. Palmolive Soap is composed of
natural palm and olive oils from the
Far East, which gives it the delicate
green hue and delightful odor.
With every 6 cakes of Palmolive
Soap at 49 a full-size 50c jar of
Palmolive Cream, absolutely free today.
Spalding Plasters Free special of
fer for last week of demonstration, fl
irnrth with ft .$5 nurchase of nlasters :
Only Portland Store With Complete Mail Order Service and Catalogue. $2.50 worth with .$10 purchase.
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