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TIIE MORXIXG OREGONIAN. WEDNESDAY, "MARCH 10, 1915.
IS DENIED TO
liabilities as $593,113 and assets as
O'Xeil recently was pardoned from
the State Penitentiary, where he served
a part ' of a term for reporting the
condition of hia bank falsely.
'BODY OF AGED MAN FOUND
Ruling Applies Only to One
Man Attempt Is to Be
EVELYN MAY NOT APPEAR
Samuel I. Gibbons Wanders From
The Dalles to Death in Valley.
' THE DALLES. Or., March 9. (Spe
cial.) The mysterious disappearance
of Samuel D. Gibbons, aeed 78. of Mau-
pin. Or., from this city the night of
December 4 was explained today when
his dead body was found in the Chen
owith Creek Valley, six miles west
of The Dalles, today. The body was
discovered by ' Harold Marsh while
Attorneys for Defendant Are Xot to
Tall His ex-Wire Evidence on
Preliminaries to Escape Oc
cupy Day at Trial.
NEW YORK, March 9, Attorneys for
Harry Kendall Thaw, slayer of Stanford
White, made their first attempt today
to get testimony concerning: his sanity
nin th record of his trial for con
spiracy to escape from the State Hos-
nital for the Criminal Insane at Mat
teawan. The attempt was unsuccessful,
It was while William Gordon, a hotel
keener of Beacon. N. Y., was on the
witness stand that Justice Page, before
nrhnm the trial of Thaw and five co
defendants is In progress in the criml
i hrnrh of the Supreme Court, sus
tained the prosecution's objection
aaalnst the Introduction of such test!
monr. It was understood, however, that
the ruling of the court applied solely
to the testimony of Gordon.
Objection la Sustained.
Gordon, after telling of the many
visits Thaw made to his hotel while
on his way to and from habeas corpus
ni-weHines which he instituted, ana
declaring that he conversed with Thaw
as he did with any other man, was
asked whether" the defendant appeared
to be fully rational at all times. The
question was put to him on cross-examination
by John B. Stanchfleld, chief
of Thaw's legal advisers.
The nrosecutlon immediately ob
jected, pointing out that the witness
haddmltted it was quite a while prior
to the day cr the escape mai no nan
last talked with Thaw. Moreover, the
nrosecution contended, the sole issue to
he decided was the guilt of the de
fendant and his alleged co-conspirators.
Testimony Held Remote.
In upholding the objection Justice
Tage said that if it was the idea of
Thaw's counsel to show through the
witness Gordon that Thaw was of sound
mind at the time of his escape, he
thought his testimony on that subject
must necessarily be "remote."
Mr. StanchJield asserted, after the
adjournment late today, that he would
make a further attempt tomorrow to
get testimony concerning Thaw's can
ity before the jury.
The defense of Thaw hinges on the
contention that he was sane at the time
of his escape and, therefore, was being
Franklin Kennedy, Special Deputy
Attorney-General in charge of the pros
ecution, announced tonight that he ex
pected to complete the state's case by
Method of Escape Related.
Aside from Gordon's testimony, vir
tually all the evidence today had to d
with the renting of the automobile i
which Thaw fled as far as New Hamp
shire: the presence and actions in the
Holland Hotel at Beacon, N. Y, which
adjoins Matteawan, of the co-defend
ants: the ownership of the automobile
which ncured in the escape, and the
identification of court records.
The usual motions to dismiss tho in
dictmcnts against the defendant were
made and denied.
Mr. Kennedy, in outlining the case of
the state to the jury at the opening o
tho proceedings today, asserted that
Thaw was insane at the time of hi
escape, and that to allow him to be at
large at this time would still constitute
a menace to the public safety.
Defense Xot to Call Evelyn.
Although it was eald early In the day
that Evelyn Nesbit Thaw had an
nonnced her intention to testify in her
husband's behalf. Thaw's attorneys de
clared they would not call her.
She is said to have changed her attl
tude toward Thaw and to have ex
pressed a willingness to testify in bis
Tatrick O'Connor, a clerk in the Bu
reau of Licenses. Identified applications
for chauffeur's licenses made by Thomas
f lood. Roger Thompson and Michael
U'Keefe. This testimony was designed
to show that O'Keefe, Thompson and
Flood actually were the chauffeurs who
drove the machines in which Thaw es
Gordon identified Thompson and
O'Keefe as the men who camo to bis
ht'tel a short time before Thaw fled
from Matteawan. Roger Thompson, the
witness said, was the chauffeur and
O'Keefe was with Thompson. Hotel
employes corroborated this testimony
AUTHOR WILL LECTURE
AT WHITE TEMPLE.
TV ' r&--
Hrt. Mary Antin.
Mary Antin, distinguished
author of "The Promised Land"
and "They Who Knock at Our
Gates." will speak in the White
Temple under the auspices of the
Council of J ev ish Women
Mrs. Antin came from the Jew
ish pale to the United States at
13. Her address will be a plea
for the immigrant.
The committee on arrange
ments who will welcome Mrs.
Antin is: Mrs. Julius L. Louisson,
Mrs. Solomon Hirsch, Miss Mary
Frances Isom, Mrs. Julius Lip
pitt. Miss Josephine Hammond,
Mrs. S. M. Blumauer. Mrs.'L. Alt
man. Miss Ruth Catlin. Miss G.
Wasserman, Dr. C. H. Chapman.
Isaac Swett, Marshall N. Dana,
Sigrnund Sichel and Roscoe C.
Hart Schaf fner& Marx
Suits and Overcoats
for use right now
Have you seen the new Varsity
models in this great line of fine
clothes for young men? You ought
to. see them without fail before
, you spend any money for clothes
Tell us that you want to see Varsity 55 ;
. and that you've got about $25 to spend
fdr a suit or overcoat. .We'll show you
1 some big values.
Some More, Some Less
Sam'l Rosenblatt & Co.
The Men's Shop for
Quality and Service
Third and Morrison
I fFV Sir-i
Copyright Hart Schaf f or r fc Mva
hunting. Coyotes had mutliated the fea
tures beyond recognition, but Identi
fication was made positive by relatives
who identified the clothes.
Mr. Gibbons was brought to this
city December 4 by Mrs. Sarah Gamber,
his niece, of Maupin. After an ex
amination by the County Court the
aged man was committed to the Home
for the Aged in Portland. He was
sent to The Dalles hospital for tho
night, tho officials not wanting -to
place him in jail. Evidently the old
man did not like the idea of going
to the Portland institution, for, while
he was left in a waiting-room at the
hospital while a nurse prepared a room
for him. he disappeared and a care
ful search failed to find any trace of
L0RB1S MARTIN FREE
Man Accused of Killing of
Game Deputy Acquitted.
VERDICT IS UNANIMOUS
Testimony That A. S. Hubbard Tried
to Draw "Weapon Said to Have
Inspired Jurors Mcdford
Crowd Applauds Report.
MEDFORD. Or.. March 9. (Special.)
Lorris Martin, the Trail Creek moun
taineer, was acquitted by a jury in the
Circuit Court today on a charge of
killing A. S. Hubbard, deputy game
warden, last December. The jury was
out four hours, but reached the verdict
unanimously on the first ballot, the
time being taken up by a considera
tion of the evidence.
The courtroom was filled when the
verdict was reported, a large number
of the spectators being neighbors of
the Martin family from the Trail Creek
district. When Judge Calkins came to
the words "not guilty" a wave of ap
plause swept over the room. The
Judge immediately ordered the room
Mrs. Skyrman, the sister of the de
fendant, with tears streaming downi
her face, ran for a telephone, while
the prisoner tried to smile and then
dashed the tears from his eyes. A
the jailer went from the room, Martin
arose to follow him and then. In a
dazed, way sat down- as he realized he
Mrs. Sarah Martin, the aged mother
of the defendant, showed more com
posure than any other member of the
family, received the congratulations of
her friends quietly and waited until
the crowd had disappeared before she
greeted her son.
Attorney A. E. Reames defended
Martin. The general impression was
that the Jury would disagree, and the
unanimous verdict came as a great sur
prise. According to members of the
jury, the testimony of Sheriff Singler
that Constable Irwin said Hubbard was
trying- to get his gun when he was
shot was the evidence that clinched
the verdict. With the instructions of
the court, jury members declared no
other verdict could have been reached, i
OREGO.V CITY LIVE WIRES CALK
PRESENT ONE DANGEROUS.
Use of County's Share of Road Money
Collected in Cities Proposed
to Save Tax Levy.
MISSING MAN'S BODY FOUND
James Seward Day of Aberdeen Is
Victim of Cliehalis Krver.
ABERDEEN, Wash., March 9. (Spe
cial.) The body of James Seward Day.
foreman of the Aberdeen Lumber and
Shingle Mill, who has been missing
since Christmas eve, was found today
In the Cliehalis River. The body was
badly decomposed and could be iden
tified only by letters carried in -the
Day was a prominent local Elk and
a member of the Knights of Pythias
Lodge. No theory is advanced as to
whether the case was one of suicide,
accident or murder. Da"y disappeared
during the two weeks' that a large I
number of robberies and holdups oc
curred here, and it is possible that he
may have been the victim of yeg-gs.
OREGON CITT. Or., March 9. (Spe
cial.) The construction of"a new sus
pension bridge across the Willamette
River connecting Oregon City and West
Linn is another project that may be
fathered by the Live Wires of the Ore
gon City Commercial Club. The matter
was broached at the weekly luncheon
B. T. McBaln, mill manager of the
Crown Willamette Paper Company, and
Dr. L. L. Pickens led in the discussion.
Dr. Pickens said that the bridge had
outlived its usefulness, that it was In
adequate and that it is only a question
of a few years when a new structure
will be absolutely necessary. . He said
that It has been suggested that the
county use its share of tho road taxes
collected from Oregon City and West
Linn property and establish a suspen
sion bridge fund, which would receive
approximately $14,000 a year. It was
pointed out that the bridge could be
built and paid for within eight or ten
years without entailing any additional
T. W. Sullivan said the bridge is dan- VV0 MAN'S
gerous because the structure is too nar
row ror present-day trarflc, and no
footwalks have been provided.
Main Trunk Line Osmund was au
thorized to appoint a committee to look
into the plan and make a report.
Koad Engineer Martin, of Umatilla
County, made an interesting talk on
road building in his county, whore con-
"This is the best one!
"I don't know which it is, but it beats
He judged simply by flavor and quality.
And he was tasting
Campbell's Tomato Soup
This was an actual test made by a group of
New York grocers. They prepared, according to
directions, several brands of tomato soup some
of them much more expensive
than Campbell's and then
undertook to pick the best one by
taste alone, : without seeing the
label. They were expert soup
tasters, and they all picked
So would you if you made the
same test. Try it and see.
21 kinds 10c a can
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ditions are favorable to the construc
tion of water-bound macadam roads,
many miles of which have been built
at a cost of about $2000 a mile.
Mrs. IiliralR'tli Lower j- Becomes 111
at Oregon City Theater and Dies.
OREGON CITT. Or., March 9. (Spe
cial.) A few minutes after Mrs. Eliza
beth Lowory, wife of Thomas Lowory,
became ill while In the Raiubnw Thea
ter last night, she diid at hi r home.
Eighth and KnilroHd atenuc. Death a
due to heart trouble.
Mrs. Lowery left liiimc early In the
eveninif with her husband fur t lie thea
ter, nd oon afterward complained of
illness. Her hueband, with th aid of
friends, carried her home. Medical aid
camo too latu. Mrs. Lowery cnnie to
Oreaon "ity vith her family only re
cently, fche wan about 4j years oil.
Very fw men like to hate a cut
around hi house, hut there continue to
Me mnnv 7innt cut.
MERGER CLUB IS FORMED.
hi. Johns Organization Will Advo
cate Annexation to Portland.
ST. JOHN'S. Or.. March 3. (Special.)
At a meeting last night at the St.
Johns Library assembly .hall the- or
ganization of the Merger Club was
completed. It will work for annexa
tion of St. Johns to Portland. J. C.
Lewis, who secured the passage of the
bill making annexation possible, point
ed out some of the dvantages of being
jart of Portland. S. C. Cook also spoke
in favor of annexation. About ten
short talks were made by citizens, the
prediction being made that annexation
will carry by a substantial majority
Next Monday a speaker from Port
land will speak at the Library meet
in? and explain Portland's system of
The club is organized with ex-Mayor
W. H. King as president anJlf. D.
lieam as secretary-treasurer.
B. F. O'NEIL INSOLVENT
Idaho ex-Banker, Freed From
Prison, Glres Liabilities $593,14 3,
COETB XTALICrE, Jlaho., March
T5rtraj-d T.'TSii, a iorxaer banker of
"Wallace. Iflalio, 1V one time as
pirant for the Kerry 'olea u nomination
lor (idtrcuxr . JUUwt. t)te& a petition
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The Fox Trot, Castle Pol
ka, and all the other new
dances all played loud and
clear and in perfect time.
There are Victors and
Victrolas in great variety
of styles from $10 to $250
at ail Victor dealers.
Victot- Talking Machine Co,
Camden, N. J.
Dancing is delightful
to the music of the Vic
trola. Everyone enjoys
dancing to music of such
splendid volume, such
clearness and perfect
flf Get a Victrola today and invite your friends in to
dance. We have all the best dance records Fox
Trot, One Step, Hesitation Waltz, Castle Polka atid
the Victrola plays as long as anyone wants to dance.
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Do not deprive yourself longer Come in and select
that Victrola and have it delivered at once.
CJ Victrolas, $15 to $200,on th easiest
Morrison at Sixth
am tlie new 1
Biisic or the 1
Mr. am Mrs,
the Fox Trot
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IV Vio Ujnfl. Pianolas
Opposite Postoffice Pianos