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TTTE MORXIXG OREGOXIAN', THURSDAY. OCTOBER 22. 1914.
fMID SAYS DOCTOR'S
WIFE HAD REVOLVER
"I Have Shot Him," Woman Is
Reported to Have Declared,
BEGGAR COMPLETES TALE
SI .-in About to Ask for Food at Kitch
en Door Testifies He Saw Worn-
an In Dark Garment Thrust
Hand Into AVindow.
MIXEOLA, N. Y Oct. 21. Testimony
tending to connect Mrs. Florence Conk
lin Carman directly with the murder of
Mrs. Louise Bailey at Freeport on June
30 last was presented by the prosecu
tion today in Mrs. Carman's trial for
Celia Coleman, a timid, soft-spoken
Southern negress, who was a maid in
the Carman household at the time the
murder was committed in the office of
Dr. Edwin Carman, husband of the de
fendant, and Frank Farrell, an unem
ployed stationary engineer, excitable
and prodigal with slang and manner
isms, typical of the lower East Side of
New York, were the chief witnesses
against Mrs. Carman.
Maid ITrged to Perjury.
The testimony they gave was cor
roborative. Celia said her mistress,
dressed in a flowing dark silk kimono,
passed out through the kitchen Just be
fore the maid heard the crash of break
ing glass and the sharp report of a -revolver.
She Bwore that Mrs. Carman
entered the kitchen through the back
door Just afterward. Mrs. Carman
showed her a long, blue steel revolver,
the negress said, and remarked:
"I have shot him."
The next morning at daybreak Mrs.
Carman came to the maid's room in
her night robe, urged her to forget
what she knew, and lie for her mis
tress, the maid testified. Celia said
she did this for Mrs. Carman at first
because she "felt sorry for her."
Farrell said he was on his way to the
rear of the Carman house to beg for
food when he heard a crash of glass
and a shot. Looking up he saw a
woman dressed in a dark garment that
extended from her shoulders to the
ground, standing by the window in Dr.
Carman's office with one hand holding
a wire screen above her head and the
other hand thrust into the window.
Flash of White Seen.
Farrell said he was frightened and
ran away. He looked back once and
saw a flash of white, as "If the woman
had raised her petticoat to move
On Kartell's cross-examination, which
will be continued tomorrow, he contra
dicted himself in a few minor details.
On the whole, however, his story re
If Farrell stumbled slightly and ap
parently grew excited at times under
cross-examination, Celia Coleman did
not. Not once did stie raise her voice,
despite the fact that she was on the
stand more than four hours.
Mrs. Carman seemed to be amused
by Farrell and the odd, picturesque
way he had of saying things and an
swering questions. When Celia Cole
man was testifying the defendant
leaned far back In her chair and stared
constantly on the witness.
E?e Kept on Witness.
While the direct examination was in
progress and during the cross-examination
of the negress, Mrs. Carman
tried hard to catch her eye. Once, while
questioning the maid, the attorney for
the defense moved to a point directly
behind his client. Celia then allowed
her eyes to shift from one side of 'the
room to the other. After she was ex
cused from the witness stand, how
ever, Celia looked at Mrs. Carman for
the first time. Tears, it appears, came
into the colored girl's eyes, for she
placed her handkerchief over them and
then sat down, out of sight.
Mrs. Carman was radiant when her
12-year-old daughter was brought into
court today and allowed to sit behind
AUSTRIANS LED INTO TRAP
Russians Permit Advance of Men
Bearing Branches Then Fire.
PETROGRAD, Oct 21t via London.
Correspondence from Warsaw giving
the details of the recent capture of
an Austrian battalion in the region of
Stry, Galicia, relates how the Austrians,
bearing branches of trees heavy with
foliage to screen their movements, ad
vanced at nightfall. The Russians,
feigning ignorance of their approach,
lessened the musketry fire, allowing
the Austrians to draw near but mean
while bringing their machine guns and
light artillery into position.
In the morning, so the story goes,
the Russians opened an unexpected and
deadly fire on the Austrians who, after
a momentary hesitation, surrendered
without resistance before a Russian
bayonet charge. Among the prisoners
taken were 15 officers. ,
FRANCE TO DEVELOP BOYS
Olympic Games President to Take
Charge of Work.
BORDEAUX, Oct. 21. The French
government, through the Minister of
Public Instruction, has directed. Baron
Pierre de Couberlln, president of the
French Olympic games committee, to
organize the physical and military
training of the youths of France, espe
cially those who would come normally
into the army in 1916.
These young men are now 18 years
old and they number between 275,000
and 30.000. They are to swim, shoot.
walk, run and box, to develop their
muscles and give them endurance and
TWO LINERS TO BE LAID UP
Falling Off ot Ocean Travel Because
of War Is Kelt.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21. The sailing
today tor Liverpool of the steamer
Mauretania. of the CunarH nri h
White Star liner, Olympic, marked the
last appearance or these ships iu an
American port for an indefinite period.
According to officials of the line, the
Tailing on in trans-Atlantic travel
duet malnlv to the war. hne m,.iA t
advisable that the ships be laid up for
:i time. The Baltic, of the White Star
line, also sailed today lor Liverpool.
INDIAN INQUIRY ORDERED
Two Commissioners to Visit Reser
vations in Northwest.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Oct. 21. The Board of Indian
Commissioners has determined to send
two members, Samuel A. Eliot, of Bos
ton, and Edward E. Ayer, of Chicago,
to Oregon and Washington to invest
gate conditions on various Indian res
This trip of inspection is direct re
suit of chargeB made in Congress this
session by Representative Johnson, of
Washington, to the effect that the
Northwest Indians have been neglected
by the Board. Eliot and Ayer will leave
immediately for the Northwest and ex
pect to visit all Indian schools and res-
4 y '
ervations in both states and confer
with citizens interested in Indians'
MUNSTERBERG TO STAT
HARVARD WILL NOT ACCEPT
MONEY TO ABRIDGE FREEDOM.
ProfcMor of Psychology, Who Stirred
Hrlton to Revoke f 10,000,000 Be
quest, Asked to Remain.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 21. Pro
fessor Hugo Munsterberg has with
drawn his resignation from the chair
of psychology at Harvard University
"at the request of the authorities," it
was announced today. The resigna
tion was submitted recently after Pro
fessor Munsterberg learned that the
university had received a communica
tion from Major Clarence Wiener, of
London, threatening to withhold a
legacy of $10,000,000 to Harvard unless
the professor was dismissed. '
According to information given out
regarding Major Wiener's communica
tion, it said that he had already pro
vided in his will for such a legacy and
had added a cancelling clause to take
effect it his wishes regarding Pro
fessor Munsterberg were disregarded.
His objection to the head of the uni
versity's psychological department was
based on the latter's pro-German utter
ances since the opening of the Euro
The Harvard Alumni Bulletin, which
contains the announcement, says edi
torially that the university cannot
afford to admit "any suggestion that
it would be willing to accept money
to abridge free speech, to remove a
professor or to accept his resigna
tion." STARS BAIN FROM SKY
SHOWER OF METEORIC FLOSS COV
ERS HEAI.DSBURG, CAL.
Metallic Sheets of Silvery Ropes Hans
From Telegraph Wires and Spec
imens Are Recovered.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21. (Special:)
A remarkable fall from the heavens
of large quantities of what is described
as meteoric floss took place at Healds-
burgr on October 13. The shower, which
began between 7 and 8 A. M. and
reached its maximum about 10 o'clock,
was seen by all the inhabitants of the
According1 to an eye witness, the ma
terial appeared high in the heavens, in
a clear sky. as a mass of stars, lus
trous metallic sheets of silvery ropes.
It reached the earth in various shapes
and sizes, ranging from minute parti
cles to sheets 20 feet square. It fell
in such quantities that long- ropes and
masses of it hung from the telephone
and telegraph wires.
,When the substance reached the
warm earth it began at once to con
tract and crumble up into fibrous
masses, resembling flossy asbestos,
though tests proved that it' was not
that mineral. Most of it soon disap
peared, though samples were saved and
sent' to Director Campbell, of the Lick
Observatory, and to Professor Tito
Alippl, director of the observatory at
PAROLE AMENDMENT URGED
Chance for Second Offenders Wanted
by Washington Board.
OI-YMPIA, Wash.. Oct 21. (Special.)
The amendment of the present parole
law to admit second offenders to pa
role will be urged upon the next Leg
islature by the State Board of Control.
At present second termers may be
Kiven only a final discharge or par
"When a second-term prisoner is dis
charged from the penitentiary with the
state's $5 in his pocket generally only
that .amount stands between him and
the commission of a third crime that
will mean life imprisonment under the
habitual criminal act," declared Chair
man H. T. Jones, of the Board of Con
The Attorney-General's office now is
preparing the draft of the proposed
Sonialiland Revolt Denied.
LONDON, Oct. 21. The official war
information bureau issued a statement
today saying that the statement from
German sources that there has been a
rebellion in British Somaliland. and that
Berbera, with all the BntiBh officials,
has been taken, is entirely without
New Foundland to Aid Fishermen:
ST. JOHNS. N. F., Oct. 21. The fisher
folk of Labrador, facing a hard Winter
as a result, of the short catch of cod.
will be aided by tne isewloundland gov
ernment Efforts also will be made to
prevent a further spread of beri beri.
several cases of which have appeared
along the coast.
German Says Allies' Loss 75 0,0 0 0.
BERLIN, by wireless, Oct. 21. The
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estimates the losses of the French, the
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OriLlSn. IQC nUBBWHO AUU LUC UriSl.llQ,
in killed, wounded and prisoners, to
be at least .750,000 men. .
roisox OAK T IVY T
Use Santiseptic Lotion. Instant relief.
Druggists refund money if it fails. 60c.
i ! Adv. . .
CREDIT ASPECT OF
HIGHER RATE URGED
Bankers in Plea for Railways
Lay Stress on "Psycho
BOND MARKET REVIEWED
Securities Declared to Be Falling in
Favor Abroad Because of In
creased Cost of Operation
and Reduced Profits.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21. The psy
etiological stimulus to business that
might be effected by a general & per
cent increase in freight rates should be
the cfcief consideration of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, it was de
clared today in the Commission's
hearing on the renewed application of
the Eastern railroads.
Stress on the psychological aspect of
the situation was laid by Lawrence
Chamberlain, a New York banker, who
spoke for the Investment Bankers As
Mr. Chamberlain said he knew noth
ing about freight rates. His testimony
was devoted to a detailed discussion of
the railway bond market.
Bankers' Contention Put Forwtrd.
"This question ought to be settled
not on the basis of the railroads and
shippers," he asserted, "but on the con
tention of the bankers, that the coun
try needs saving. Raising rates is the
greatest thing that can be done to re
lieve the situation psychologically.
The position of the witness was in
stantly challenged by Commissioners
Clements and Clark.
"Is it the general understanding of
the bankers, asked Mr, Clements,
"that this Commission has carte
blanche to do anything it wants to do
to meet a psychological condition? We
had supposed this was a government
of law; not of the caprice of a com
"We will not take any other position
in any brief we file in this case.
hastily Interposed Morris Rosenthal,
counsel for the intervening bankers.
"We make no other contention.
Credit Believed Paramount.
"We come before you when in our
opinion the credit condition of the
country is paramount," Mr. Chamber
lain interjected. He added that the
bankers had taken no part in the pre
vious controversy between railroads
and shippers over rate advances.
The entire day was devoted to hear
ing the testimony of bankers. The
cross - examination of Frederick
Strauss was concluded, the witness re
citing facts tending to show that rail
road bonds were the standard of
American securities abroad, and that
they weVe, failing in favor because of
increased cost of operation and tax
ation, which made the margin of net
earnings over net operating expenses
too small to insure their market
Indnatrlala Pay HlRher Rates.
' Counsel for various shippers' organ
izations and special .counsel for the
Commission took sharp issue with the
witness on the question of the relative
attractiveness to foreign . investors ox
railway bonds and the securities of
public vservice corporations and indus
trial concerns. They drew from Mr.
Chamberlain admissions that at present
the "yield of industrial securities is 1
per cent higher than that of railway
bonds, and of public service securities
Vi of 1 per cent higher. "
The "yield," it was explained, lndi
cated the rate corporations were com
pelled "to pay for borrowed money and
showed the credit of the railroads still
to be better than that of other con
FEDERAL LAW JUGGLED
DE3IOCRATS CHANGE SAL ARY RILE
TO SUIT CONVENIENCE.
At One Stage Member. Are "Docked'
for Abaenee, Then Taey Are Paid
While They Conduct Campaign.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
Ington, Oct. 21. The Democratic House
of Representatives, by a vote of 81 to
S, much less than a quorum, and also
withou,. a rollcall, virtually repealed
a law that has been on the statute
books for more than 50 years. The
law in question was that which pro
vides that members of the Senate and
House shall not be paid for time they
are absent from their - respective
houses, unless their absence is due to
Last August, when the Democrats
were having trouble . maintaining, a
quorum in -the House. Representative
Underwood introduced and the House
adopted a resolution directing the
sergeant-at-arms of the House to carry
out the requirements of this old law,
and to "dock" all absent -members the
full amount of their pay for each day
they were absent. - The passage of that
resolution had the effect of bringing
most Congressmen back to Washing
ton. On October 15, however, when there
was a general desire among members
to get home to wind up their respec
tive campaigns, Mr. Underwood offered
a remarkable resolution repealing his
former resolution, the effect of the
repeal being to repeal the act of Con
gress itself. At "any rate, the second
EASY WAY TO KEEP
How to Heal Skin Eruptions and Pre-
vent Their Return.
Very few babies grow to childhood
without having some sort of skin trou
ble. It may be only chafing, scalding.
or tooth rash. On the other hand, it
may be the worst kind of itching
eczema or ringworm.
When I find a little one suffering
like that, I always advise the mother
to do this: Bathe the sick skin with
warm water and resinol soap, pat dry
with a soft towel, and put on very
gently a thin coating of resinol ont
ment She can dust a, little good tal
cum powder over the ointment if she
likes. This almost never fails to give
INSTANT relief and a few such treat
ments generally heal the trouble.
Bathing daily with resinol soap is
the best way I know to keep baby's
skin free from such irritations 'and
eruptions. It is very pure, soothing and
healing. All druggists sell resinol oint
ment and resinol soap. For free un
pies, write to Dept. 36-R, Kesinol, Bal
TAKE SALTS TO
Eat Less Meat If You Feel Back
. achy or Have Bladder
Meat forms uric acid which excites
and overworks the kidneys in their
efforts to filter it from the system.
Regular eaters of meat must flush the
kidneys occasionally. You must re
lieve them like you relieve your
bowels; removing all the acids, waste
and poison, else you feel a dull misery
in the kidney region, sharp pains in
the back or sick headache, dizziness,
your stomach sours, tongue is coated
and when the weather is bad you have
rheumatic twinges. The urine . i
cloudy, full of sediment; the channels
often get irritated, obliging you to get
up two or three times during the
To neutralize these irritating acids
and flush off the body's urinous waste
get about four ounces of Jad Salts
from arty pharmacy; take a table-
spoonful in a glass of water before
breakfast for a few days and your
kidneys will then act fine and bladder
disorders disappear. This famous salts
is made from the acid - of grapes and
lemon juice, combined with lithia, and
has been used for generations to clean
and stimulate sluggish kidneys and
stop bladder irritation. Jad Salts is
inexpensive: harmless and makes a de
lightful effervescent lithia-water drink
which millions of men and women take
now and then, thus avoiding serious
kidney and bladder diseases. Adv.
Underwood resolution gave members
me rignt to ge home, if they desired,
without running the risk of having
tneir salaries 'docked. '
The unusual feature of the proceed
ing lies in the fact that only a small
percentage of the membership of the
House was able, in effect, to repeal an
act of Congress, passed years ago by
Dotn senate and House and approved
by the President. Constitutionally.
that act can only be repealed by a
majority vote of both Senate and
House, and the approval of the Presi
dent, and the action of the House
makes the old law a mere convenience
to be utilized . wherever it suits the
whim of th Democratic leaders, and to
be discarded when they say the word.
BY-PRODUCTS CLUB NEAR
Association to Be Formed at Spokane
Apple Show, November 10.
Organization of a by-products asso
ciation will be effected at the coming
Apple Show In Spokane. Nevember 10.
This organization will come as a result
of a committe meeting held In Portland
a short time ago to consider the ones
tion of co-operation and 'organization
to handle and utilize the by-products
of fruits and vegetables, which now are
Growers' associations and commercial
organizations will be represented at
the convention. The call for the con
vention has been issued by H. C. Samp
son, chairman, and J. F. Batchelder,
secretary of the by-products committee
of the National Apple Show.
Editor Not Held for Shooting.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal., Oct. 21.
Howard E.-Davis, editor of the Even
ing Index, was released tonight, and
the charge against him of shooting and
killing Ben Emerson, a sportsman, on
the night of October 14 was dismissed.
Davis said that he shot while Emerson
was beating him as he lay prone 4n
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' RECEPTION ROOM, EASTERN OREGON NORMAL
E JUST TO- EASTERN OREGON
Although embracing about two-thirds of the state's area. Eastern Oregon now has no state school of any
. Oregon State Normal School hy voting
Cast your ballots for the cause of education, for the betterment of the public school system, for the better training of Oregon's young men and
women who wish to become teachers. It will add but a feather's weight to the burden of your taxes. "
ONE FORTIETH OF A MILL
or two and one-half cents annually on every thousand dollars assessed valuation, as provided in the millage tax bill referred to the people by the
Legislative Assembly, will restore to the state's use the Eastern Oregon Normal's plant at Weston, consisting of one main building, two dormi
' tories, a president's cottage and 10 acres of ground. . '
Eastern Oregon needs this school. Oregon needs it, and also needs the Southern Oregon Normal at Ashland. Three normal schools are none
too marry for this great, commonwealth. ,
Reflect that if you pay taxes on $2000, the permanent and adequate maintenance of the Eastern Oregon Normal will cost you but five cents
--(Paid advertisement, authorized by F. D. Watts. William MacEenzie, S. A. Barnes, E. O. DeMoss, Clark Wood, Weston, Or.) '
FEW LIMBS LOST
Amputations Relatively Scarce
, in War Hospitals.
MANY LIVES ARE SAVED
Wounds Are Cleaner Cut Than lr
merly and' Surgery Has" Made
Progress French " Army's
Health Better Than in Peace.
PARIS, Oct- 10. (Correspondence of
the Associated Press.) The Journal des
Debats says that during the , first
month after the first arrival of
wounded at the Vichy Hospital, where
the most important operations are per
formed, the average of the operations
was 20 a day out of 8000 cases treated.
Of these 600 operations no more than
ten were amputations and among the
ten were some of single fingers and
parts of fingers only. Two legs, one
arm and one wrist were all the serious
amputations that proved necessary at
this great hospital. '
This small proportion of amputations
in comparison with wounded of preced
ing wars is accounted for. first, by the
difference in the effects of modern
projectiles, which have not so m&ch
tendency to produce slivers; of bone.
The wound is more localized and clean
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A young man's shop that
. shows styles full of the joy
, Wholesome-looking clothes
new color combinations
clothes that attract pleasant
These young salesmen are
eager for a chance to show
you come on up !
Suits $15 to 30
Balmacaans $15 to $25
Ben Selling foffi"
Morrison Street at Fourth
er cut than formerly. In the second
place surgical science has progressed
and wounds that would have seemingly
required the amputation of a member
40 years ago are now treated with a
view to saving It.
. German Ballets Maametle.
In connection with the treatment of
bullet and shrapnei wounds the Temps
states that experiments made iu a
1-yons hospital have demonstrated that
the German bullets are magnetic and
are in many cases easily extracted by
the application of a powerful magnet.
In one case at the Desenettes hospi
tal at Lyons a bullet was extracted
from -a depth of three and a half
tncbes by an electro magnet powerful
enough to lift a ton, while its extrac
tion would have been extremely diffi
cult by any other process. The magnet
Is also being used, together with radio
graphy, to locate bullets, splinters of
shells, etc, under the flesh, rendering
immense services to the surgeon.
There is less sickness in the French
army after two months on the battle
field than in time of peace, due to the
efficiency and preparedness of the mil
itary health service, according to Pro
fessor Edmond Delprme. Medical Inspector-General
of the army and a
member of the Academy of Medicine.
Sanitary Condition Perfect.
' "He established In the first place."
says the Figaro, "that sanitary condi
tions in our army are perfect. The
wounded Frenchman is a healthy man.
Sickness is exceptional. During thift
war the number of cases of sickness
is less than in time of peace."
- Complications from wounds cause the
most serious trouble. They occur with
surprising frequency and gravity, says
Professor Delorme. They chiefly re
sult in gaseous gangrene and tetanus.
Injections of oxygenated water are ef
ficacious in both cases, but for te
tanus. Injections of antltetanic serum
are being used as a preventative. More
than 600.000 doses of this serum have
been turned over to the army health
service by the Pasteur Institute since
the beginning of the war. By this
i T?!-jjii si
means It is expected that the lives
of thousands of wounded will be saved.
State Cotton Purchase Proposed.
COLUMBIA, S. C, Oct. 21. The South
Carolina Senate today passed a bill
authorizing f3b.000.000 bond Issue for
the purchase of cotton by the state. It
passed by the House the measure, to
become effective, must be approved by
two-thirds of the voters of South
Carolina at the next general election.
OUCH! LAME BACK.
RUB LUMBAGO OR
Rub pain right out with small
trial bottle ot old
"St. Jacob's Oil.
Kidneys cause headache? No: They
have no nerves, therefore cannot cause
pain. Listen! Your backache is caused
by lumbago, sciatica, or a strain, and
the quickest relief is soothing, pene
trating "St. Jacobs Oil." Rub it right
on your painful back, and Instantly
the soreness, stiffness and lameness
disappears. Don't stay crippled! Get a
small trial bottle of "St. Jacobs Oil"
from your druggist and limber up. A
moment after it is applied you'll won
der what became of the backache or
Rub old. honest "St. Jacobs Oil"
whenever you have sciatic neuralgia,
rheumatism or sprains, as it is abso
lutely harmless and doesn't burn the
character. Restore to it the Eastern