' ''fj' V , x ' (jj ' ' ' 'v' : VOI- L-NO. 17.173. rOKTLAND, OKEGONY WEDNESDAY. DECE3IBER 8 1915. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Ill WAY IS PREPARED TOR PEACE TALK Gi:miAX ;ovf:nNiENT ot or. KKCD TO ItEICHSTAG DKBATE. DEMOCRATS WILL MEET IN ST. LOUIS REPUBLICANS WIN BAY STATE TOWNS L GERLINGER BLOCK DAMAGED BY FIRE JUDY DISAGREES IN BOOTH MURDER CASE NOTE IS DEFENSE GIVEN BY LANSING St'CCESS FOLLOWS WHEREVEIt PARTY LINKS ARK DRAWN. BURGLAR ALARM GIVES WARN ING TO FIREMEN. ISO'S! NUT REASONS Other Issues Do Not Overshadow Point INTERNAL PERIL POINTED OUT Cheers Greet Denunciation of Plotters at Home. PUNISHMENT IS DEMANDED Prc-.i,i-at . Addrea I.n:-. He lis 1 rt IHeret to (onfrnfc re-Xnae-rtraa Ivrrlaralto DlitnV latere. Tr ,.rr;T.v. r--. T. rreMt wre ta kia annual I Ce- ! lKlr. dealing Kd.tr will ' loaa! !, proclaimed aa advae4 ri.Am.rVii -.t front h 1'itf ! a..3l af IS Monro doctrta It i T J 4 bmerM mk Ui:h cf a I tia AfKi. Ansa,. ia in .t(i aidr.. ka iv.red la I'n.frwt, lha rre.ld.nl tout-he tii a variety af sub ject., ma pr.dotnla.aeir- aot m IX aa.-e.aity af policy af salutary pro far.dna.a a sneet the ra4 1 J.lmea ta af th ait geaaratioe aa they a.T.ct Ike Amrt-e Conle.nl. !. fwl tWtaae AIL Ira nr;he.t4 kia point by aaving; "Vot.aa ) th I( withta your viw pe'Uil IS full s!einvec af It la cemmn4 )Hr thought. I cjbbo! id in rutht lichi la .ik-.- ta eat fort th particular matter thai lie al th vary treat af my whe-1 thought a I add'a.a on loaUj. I saeaa Natloaal 4. (a Boa." Taa point waa o.er.h.diw.d when th rrldnt. ta th ami t. n. ir.d lerm ha airar kaa employed f'ra l'oc(M, 4-no u c. Batural U4 American who bv their eympa in i.a fur th turer.aa belligerents aaa tntiacrtd Amaru-en aeutraltty. k!' Ctttmam eheer.4 r-in load I y. aa referred ta then aa havieg "par4 tha r.o. af diaieyalty lata th vary ( our National life a4 a lho ah. iM -tura a m:iga r.ae I'oa agalsat lb Iwtmnini r4 taa . a.ep wh h4 welcomed aa4 nur tured thm ! rlla a. Wira vtdara af 4eep feeling Ida rre.id.nl eipr.oed "th ...a eepr imi:u!ia ati4 K.m h t- h av.ry eeif-po.ea.t aa4 theuchtful patriot t Am.rl.raa rau.t f.al Ba k. laink. f tara aa4 of lha dirtd l thy ar eriocle spoa aa" Walla tea IT..l3Bta auttina af ba -tmiaitr(ioa p:aa for taa Army aa4 M'T paa4 vitaaui a rfppla of ap flt'ii" an4 ala r.f-r.or.a la Tan Amartt-aai-.tn tf. only pancual.4 lea tnr af approval. K.pubuc iii aa4 IBxrrat ihki Jln4 la aa mpriatia i.maorlioo al kta word f can'i.miialtoa, for laoaa fe aiai4 a aaraaarir.4:y. TRa rrMaal lek aa r. a-Amr-rai.ta al taa aut.t af fct mAa. aaaflr.. ill... aa Caa.ua Ml.c "All laa ernnaata af Anrtca. i4 fc.. lni. o far aa ar roa- carna. apaa a tootlnc af ff.nula. aioaicr aa4 ufT4.ttoa4 in4aaa4 an-a. rataia anabat4 taa aplrtt ai- l aa a fraahty a Inia ward. y rri4al Jlearoa. l a .till m.an la ma cinani raoaa af aatioaal n.l-pan Jrwa aa4 poll t Hal libarty la Arnarlca. bol IMal purpuaa la Boar tat lar aa4rtaa4 aa far a. It ceacaraa artaa, Taa marat. tha Trat4aal ai4. araa tiat lha atata af Amrwa war sat kuatlla rival, aal ra-oaratln frtaa4a. aa4 Ibal laair aa.-ia!ion w.ra Ukaly ta ria tk.ns a B. !aifu-ana la rar!4 affair. "SCarat4. I Say ara .t;i all lha cro-currt af tha reafu.a4 pol ltl.- af a oril af kaatiia rKalrlaa." a4 ka. "1 nit.4 la rptftt an4 aorpoaa lnr ranoat ka 4!PPint.4 la th.lr paa.-f4l rfa.tmr. Ti U ra-Am.r. cmm. It kaa aoa af lha aplrtt of aoira If It. II I. lha amb4!mat. lha af.ctual imWimaal af tha .plrlt af Ir a4 In-P-B lanra aaf Hearty ao4 Paa.aaia.Wa Drlar4 r.a..faC Oraat 4.marrarla. lha rT!JM aa 4. ara paaafat. aot .hiB atr sn4 wtthaul ihoujil af coaixt or do Biir. ion, "Put J il l.c.iu. a d.maaj gia. l-t., 4ti!opiBt aa4 lh aadi.lnrbaj l-niftrnftl of our own tl apoa our aa prlntipt.a of llihl and liaarty." ha 4-!ar4. rw.t. from sfcat r n;ftr It ray com. lh afr ua wo oara: lll aot vracllc. IV a laaUt apoa aacartty la proaacat- Bar tfkoaaa llB.a of Nation! d.v.toym.at- Wo do Bvora lhaa that. Wa dmaa4 It ai.o far otbara. froan tha rrl ii hava null mmrrma caaaa wita a I rtlB of Itharty on hl da cf tha nd kta dam4 It a. Important that ear Ba.'chbor tkoald ka fra from ail eut.lda domln.tloa aa fiat a ooraalvaa .ooo Id b : kava t Amarlra aaldo aa a who la for tha o. af ladapaodvat aaeloaa aad political t .darn. rrora that point lha Fra.tdrnt m phtS44 tha aa4 of a National Iraia las for df.n.o la karmony wltk Am.r .8 lda: aid laatltatioaa and lhaa rf.rr4 kMaf'.y to tha plana eqtltn.d for lha Araiy and Navy, whtrfe ka arc. 4 4C.Mlii a ra a Cai CharM-rllor Said to Count on Vatican ad White Hoax, Amon Othrra, la Aid Ilia ITotrimrnr. TARI. I''. I It oo!4 ba a Bi taho lo bllTO that a dLacaaaloa of paaro conditiona la tht Baiacb.ta' will b In.tltutad acainat tha a 111 of Ik Carman ro.rnmnt. accrdin to trot- aortky Informatloa from Carmany. aj tha pa.-lal orrcpon4tnl of tha T.rrp. at p.m.. Ml rna.t sot bo foraottao." lha eor rpondnt rit. "that lha Intaro! Utor la tha ttorialial mambor. Thllipp haaidamana. '.! psoaa lo ka harmoey wltk lha Brarn aad lo- lantty oppoad lo lb amall croup o oppoattloa rWuliiii. of nfclch tr. Karl U.Mri.'M la lha .adr. "Ti hi. alda 1'haatt-altor Ion Itatb maaa-lto lora' I. ali.3d lo fcao an ovra.laa lo aiptatn blmaalf r'cardind ronditioaa of paar. maklnc II appoat thai ka waa ble forrad lo t ha pr.Mioa br lha ppa!ar will. Taa f er.rnm.nt thaa rottid aot bo o- proarh.4 altk baling ttk.a tha In HI tl" Taa Oanattor. tha rorra.pond.nl B..arta at.o ba!ia that rarlala aQ- ral Irfiu.n'... par tKtilarly lha Vatt ran and the Whi! llou.a. III laka tiro of kia proarammo and maka of' fori lo kaa 11 pi .4."" SHOPPERS ROUTED BY FIRE vafcrelrl Join la Tanle Wtirn Ir- partmrat More Rarna. rntvinrLP. nu i-o-. ?. rui- maa iSnrp.fi and 1lr!. 04 la a pani today alia a lftty-apraadin( firo broka out la Ibo baaamant of tka four-.tory bulldmc afclrh bouaaa tha t-oatoa Mora, owa'4 by Maclbroo A i:darda Tha antlra atork. valu'd al IS. waa 4a.troyad. Tha buildlnc loaa will bo approalmataiy t.. fi'T.ral aala.xirta aarapad from tka arond ("or by Jimplna from a Ara nrapo. Tka flamoa aprrad lo lha ra- trt-td t"a diatrtct. burnln aavaraJ fcoui.i. TRENCHES BAD AS ROUNDUP Dancrr of flarraroolac taalrd In War. fcaya Prndlrtonlaa. riNrI.ETN. Or., ro. ". (Pparlal.) William Darby, a form.r Tondlatoa boy. aow a aoldlar la J ha Kncli.h army. kaa wiittan to frianda bara from Kant. t'arbjr. who waa rarantly woundad la lhro pUe. baa fully rocovarad from bla wonnda and la rrady for tha I ranch BCBln. Ila aaya that ha la bappy aa caa ba and that ovary man facaa dath mo. b aa doaa a maa (.tunc on tha famoua Roundup burkln borao. Lone Tom. tarby Intanda to return lo Prndlaton If bo la rparrd. MRS. YOUNG QUITS TODAY Lal Itoand of Chlraxo (x-hool Made by apcrlnlrndrnl. CHICAGO. It- ". Mra. Etta I1air Tounc. BuparlnlandBt of Chlcaco pub lic a.-boola. today mid. bar laat round, aa lha band of lha btbooI Iem, Aftar S3 J.ara of activa adKstiaaal work la Cbk-acK Mr. Youna will acirar bar rlattochip wltk tha arhool ty.tam to morrow. Job n r. hoop, a.al.tant Jluparlntand anl of Cklraco public arhool. la as pocla4 to b altd tomorrow to auc caad Mr. Tounc. AUTHOR OF HYMNAL DIES Rrr. frank Srwall. Writer. A alitor, Trarttrr. Pawa at Washington. WAHHINGTOV. Ttlmr. Frank await, wrttrr. du.ator. t.achrr. for It y.ar profaaaor at t'rbaaa I'nlv.r lly la Ohio, author of Iba Chrlatian hmBal. diad al bla homo h'ra today ia bta Ttk y.ar. Tor Hi yaara ba bad baaa pa.lor of Ibo churvh of Iba Nw J.ru.airm la Ihla city. Dr. Hawaii' brothar. Arthur Hawaii, waa William J. flryaa'a run aisv mala for Ibo ITldn-y la ll. 14 WOMEN DIE AS SPIES Villa rald lo Have Canard Whole. aa le Ilccnlkn. SA.V ANTONIO. Tes Da. T- Four t.o M.iicaa woman were executed tiuaday. tterambar . at Ca Grand, by Ihe Villa military authorities on rti'tn of having baaa epics for tba lirt.au government, according to a4 vloaa retv.d at tka Carransa Con sutat bar loalgbl. Th worn.. It la a id. war stood n against aa a-obe wall lo on Una and shot by a long firing iuad. ENTRY TO WAR ZONE ASKED Appeal Front Peace Ship Sent It Secretary of Slate. OX BOARD STKAM.1HIP OSCAR II. by wtralaa. via Cap lleca. Dec. 7. Ceveraor Hanna. of North Dakota, aant a wlralasa maaeaae lo Secretary of Stat Lansing. Mr. Hans urges tha Secretary lo provide member of th Ford pace party wita paj.p-ort waica win en able la.ui to visit bItl(ral countries City Is Chosen on the Second- Ballot 13TH IS AVOIDED AS. DATE Meeting Called for Wedne.s day, June 14. SHORT SESSION EXPECTED rollilral I-adrrt Rrllcie It Cer tain Thai Rrpnbllran Commlttoa it Turaday W III Make C1il cfo Conirntlon Cltj. tASIl.i;TrX. fre. 7. Th Dmo rratlr National ronrantlon of ll will bo bald at 5t- Lnuta. b.alnnlnr V4nB day. Juna 14. at noon- Tha Democratic National commlttao tonlcbt namad tba convantlnn city and adoptad raaoluliona ratlina- for tha rnomlnatloa and ra- alartion of TVoodrow Wllaon aa tb tru.t.d ldr of National Damocracy.' Oilraco and Datlaa contr.ted with St. Louia tor lha honor of lb conran lion, but ft. Loul oaally led from th. atari and won on th aorood ballot. TVhta tha Irand of lb vollrtc wii aan Triaa mov.d that th choir of tt- l'ji. b mada unanlmou. Ialla held ax-ond rlara on th Brat ballot, but waa diaplarrd by Cblrafo on tha accond rollraiL PI. I.aala larrraaaa l. Th raault of th Brat ballot waa ft. Lou la Si. Pa I laa II. Chicago 12. On lha a-oni ballot tha vol waa:' BL Loul :i. Chlcaco IS, and Dallaa Th majority for rl. Loul waa calnad oa this ballot. hn John T. McOrtv aro.o naar lha and of tha ra'l and cban44 Waal Virginia's vol from Chi cago lo th Uiaaourl city. Then th. rbolra was mad unanimous. It has bn cuatoroary baratofor for Na. Ina cenv.ntlons lo begin work aa Tueeday. Th fact that Tuaaday fell on tha 12th nam year may or may not have bad something lo do with th de termination of th commltte to begin lh proceeding, a day later. hart ieavaatlee FereeaaC Tha omclal explanation, however. was to th effect that th convention would not rcqulr mora than three or four days to complete Its work, and it would not b loo late In th week; to tart on Wednesday. rollilral leaders In Washington to night regarded It as practically certain hat Chicago will be selected for th Republican convention when the Na tional commute of lb party meets next Tuesday. Tha dale for this con vention probably will b lata In June. Kara of th three cities contesting for the Democratic convention put In b'.d of tlOA.OOO. fct. Louis placed In ha hands of lb chairman New Tork drafta for that amount. Dallas offered certified check, while Chh-ego pra- r.nriu44 a Taa X I'olumi 1. 1 I HERE'S YOUR HELMET! WHAT'S YOUR HURRY? I 1 .,.?AVvOvXx . I I. I . i.nUAWWWV" V T : KAISER Sgu Xr ' ":1E2r : i calling I I you ' . J: J Drmocratlc Mayors Turned Out of Waltham and Marlboro One Dry City la Wet Column. BOSTON. Dec. ".Republicans wer successful where National party lines were drawn in the elections In 14 Msssachusetts cities today. In Marl boro and Waltham Democratic Mayors wer defeated for re-election by Re publican opponents. Republicans won In Brockton, Northampton, rittsftetd and Qulncy. In Fall Rlrer. Fpringfield and Ha verhill no Mayors were elected, bu the Republicans secured a majority In tho city government In th two former clllea. Haverhill has a nonpartisan government. There was on overturn on the license question, Northampton shifting from no Keen to license, making 11 cities In tha -wet" column. 3 EMERGE FROM NORTH (ovrrnment School Teacher Will Re main at Itethrl for Winter. FKWARP, Alaska. Dec. 7. Captain Louis Knsfllsrh and Engineers Lester and Fltipatrlck. of the power schooner Bender Brothers, which waa frosen at the mouth of the Kuskokwlm River when navigation In Baring Sea closed early last month, arrived her today. having traveled 1000 miles over the snow trails from Bethel via Idltarod. Captain Kna flinch reported that Mrs. K. P. Frohock. with her two babies and th rest of th Bender Brothers' crew, remained at Bethel for the Win ter. Mrs. Frohock Is a Government school teacher, fch will remain alone with her babies In the North until th reopening of navigation. LITERACY TEST REVIVED Senator Dillingham Would Apply Restriction Only to Males. WASHINGTON". Dec. 7. Senator DII ingham. of Vermont, chairman of th former Immigration commission, Intro dured a bill today providing that male aliens over 1 years old who cannot resd should be excluded from th United States. Th bill also limits th admission In a year of a nationality to 1 per cent of tha residents of that nationality. L'nllk tha bills vatoed by Presidents Cleveland. Tsft and Wllaon. th Dll- tlnghtm bill proposes that the literacy est shall apply only to males. CANDIDATE BEATEN, HURT City Marshal Loses Job by Seven Votes and Has Leg Broken. ALBANY. Or.. Dec 7. (Special.) To bo 'defeated for a city ofica and break Ma leg In two places th same night was the experience of J. N. Weddl. who has served ss City Marshal of fcelo for th past few years. In ha city election yesterday be was de feated by seven vote. Within an hour after the returns had been compiled Weddia fell from a aids- Ik while taking an Intoxicated man home. Germany Told Why At taches Must Go. ACTIVITIES ARE NOT APPROVED Secretary Does Not Specify or Discuss Facts. RECALLS ARE EXPECTED Washington Still in Dark as to At tltude of Berlin, but Its Atti tude Is Said to Have Sat isfied Von Bernstorff. WASHIVRTnV Tie.- 7 Serretar Lan.lng has communicated to Ger- many through Count von Bernstorff. the German Ambassador, the reasons which caused the United States Gov ernment to request the immediate with drawal of Captain Karl Boy-ed and Captain Frans Papen, renpectively. naval and military attaches of the em banay here. In the communication, which is be lieved lo have reached the Berlin For eign Office today, Mr. Lansing is under' stood to have said that naval and mili tary activities of tha attaches consti tuted their principal offenses. It is said that there was no discussion of facia relating to the reasons for th. Stale Department's request, nor any disclosure of the department's sources of Information. ftrrwuay's Attitude In Doubt. Whether Germany expected a dis cussion of the facts has not been made known. Officials are awaiting with interest to see whether the Berlin For eign Office will be satisfied with the stating of the broad, general reasons. The opinion seemed to prevail that Germany might, with the reasons be' for It. Instruct the Ambassador to send the attaches away without further delay. In some quarters, how- ever, it waa thought another commu nlcatlon might com from Berlin. Secretary Lansing declined to com' ment on the subject for publication to day, and tha German Embassy also was reticent. Bermatarff Apaareatly Satisfied. It was understood tonight that Count von Bernstorff was of the personal opinion that the reply made by Secre tary Lansing was satisfactory. Offi cials also apparently thought that it probably would satisfy the German government. In addition to mentioning the naval and military activities of the attaches. it was said authoritatively tonight that tha American communication pointed out that the attaches had been from time to time more or less associated in tha public mind by inference, if nothing more, with certain persons who since had been discredited, and (Concluded on Page 3. Column 2.) I Loss Is Confined to First Floor and Is Estimated at $ 5 0 0 0 Flames for Time Hold Control. l-lre started in the basement of a sewing machine agency In the Ger- linger building, at Second and Alder streets, at 12:06 o'clock this morning and did about $5000 damage to the building and its contents. Defective wiring is believed to have been the cause. The fire started a burglar alarm In Roy & Molin's jewelry store. Soon a sheet of fire was shooting up the elevator shaft, filling the whole building 'with smoke and giving the impression that the fire ran through the whole structure. A crowd of several hundred persons gathered in the street to watch the firemen. Practically all the downtown ap paratus was called out. The chief losers were: Louis Ger linger. owner of the building; E. J. Schefter. owner of the Alder-street pharmacy: Brown Bros., tailors, and tho White chewing machine agency. All were located on the first floor of the building. All tho offices In the building were filled with smoke. T00ZEG0ES0N PEACE SHIP Oregon Man Overcomes Difficulties With Aid of Mr. Hawlcy. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington. Dec. 7. Timely aid given him tonight by Representative Hawley will enable Lamar Tooze, of Salem. Or., sail for Europe tomorrow on the second Ford steamer. Tooza reached Washington at 4 o'clock, having telegraphed in advance for a passport. He had no credentials nor papers of Identification. Mr. Haw- ley went with him to the State De- partment, but found it necessary to get Mr. Ford's secretary in New York by long distance telephone to establish the fact he was one of the invited persons. HELP REACHES MINNESOTA Disabled Steamer Taken In Tow by ICescue Vessels. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7. The wrecking steamer Iaqua and the tug Dauntless, sent from here last Friday to the assistance of the Minnesota. reached the disabled steamer at - 8 o'clock this morning and took her in tow, according to a radio message from the Iaqua received here by C. W. Wiley, marine superintendent of the Great Northern Steamship Company. The message. Wiley said, cams from the Iaqua. and. although he eXDected word from Csntaln Oarlick or tho Minnesota, had heard nothing fromltown him at a late hour tonight. ROBBER LOCKS CASHIER UP Aliout $1500 Taken From Bank at Manitou, Colo. MANITOU, Colo.. Dec. 7. A lone rob ber today entered the Bank of Manitou, locked J. 1-. Campbell, tho cashier, in tha vault and escaped with cash esti mated at 1 1500. Campbell, who was alone when the robber entered, escaped from the vault by use of a secret interior lock and gave the alarm. INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS The Weather. TESTERDtT'3 Maxlmnm temperature, 53 degree.: minimum, degrees. TODAY'S Kaln; fresh southerly winds. War. Food problem mbject of outspoken .contro versy in Reichstag. Page 4. German government said not to oppose peace discussion In Keirnstag. page 1. Army men to determine needs of Greek entente situation, page z. Turks cotlnue to gain on Tigris, rage 4. Foreign. British press comment on Wilson's address. page z- National. Lansing gives Fernstorfr general reasons why ha auks recall ot attaches, page l President's denunciation of Internal enemies cheered in Congress. Psge 1. Democrats hear debate on suffrage. Page 6. Ilomeet Ic. Hepuhllians carry Massachusetts cities. Page 1. Husband's friend says woman was murdered by being thrown from clirr. Page 3. Democratic convention to meet ln St. Louis, June 14. Page 1 Twenty-cent advance ln local flour market. Page 13.- Sports, James Jihn High Kchcol taken into lnter- hr.lastlc League. Page 14 All Cnat Lcakue managers except Rowdy Elliott, to run team trom bench. Zage 14. Dietz wants football retained at Carlisle. Pag. 14. Jury hears suit by ballplayer against Seals. Page 14. Portland wins at hockey. 2 to 0. Page' 14. Pacific Northwest. , Scotland manufacturer rates Oregon's flax crop among world's finest. Page 5. Elections held throughout Northwest. Page 4. Booth murder jury at McMlnnville, unable to agree, is discharged, page 1. Commercial and Marine. Steamer Krroll held up In Com ox by fuss over terms, page lo. Slump at Chicago wipes out previous wheat gains.. Page IV. Slock-selllnp at lower price. Induced by President s message. Page l'J. -Portland and Vicinity. Fa: stock will be auctioned today. Page 15. Eugene ex-Mayor, 76. faces wife, 57, ln new tangle of suits. Pago 11. Charities fund passes $1000 mark. Page 6. Stock show rated as one of best in coun try. Page 15. Mayor opposes Council's sitting as jury In probe of Health Bureau. Page 7. Litigation over land grants may last for years, page 8. Oregon waterways need nearly S3.000.000. Page 0- Fire damages Ccrllnger building. Page 1. Poultry show crowds increase. Page 0. Weather report, data and forecast. Page IV. iihattuck school opened. Page a. . Four Men Hold Out 28 Hours for Acquittal, JUDGE ORDERS DISMISSAL Last Ballots Reported to Show Eight for Manslaughter. RETRIAL FACED IN SPRING District Attorney Closes Argument With Strong Arraignment of Man and Woman Charged With Willaniina Crime. McMINXVILLE. Or., Dec. 7. (Spe cial.) Young William Branson and Mrs. Anna Booth must again stand trial for the murder of the woman's husband. William Booth, near the town of Willamina October 8. After being out just 28 hours th Jury in the Booth murder case was discharged by Circuit Judge Belt at tol8:3' o'clock tonight, after it had re- ported that it could not agree. It is understood that on the first few ballots the jury stood 6ix for con- vlction of both defendants for murder ln the second degree and six for ac I quittal. Later, those favoring conviction switched to manslaughter and were N'ned by two who had previously favored acquittal. The vote is said to have stood eight for a verdict of man I slaughter and four for acquittal from then until the jurors decided that agreement was impossible. Another Report Varies, Another report had it that the final ballot was ten for conviction and two for acquittal. After it became apparent that the opinions of all the Jurors were abso lutely fixed, they reported that thera was no hope of rgreement and were discharged. Branson, a youth of 22. and Mrs. Booth, who is 32. were on trial jointly for the murder of Mrs. Booth's hus band, William Booth. Booth's dead body was found late in the afternoon, of October 8 at the edge of a thicket on the road from Willamina leading to the home of Mrs. Booth's parents, some two miles front Trio' Movements Related. Witnesses for the state testified to hoi'i.i. Boon. Hf- 17,1 U -. .. a1nn t l I J road, and this side of the thicket, about 1 o'clock. They also testified to having seen Branson pass shortly after on his bicycle and to having seen Booth pass in the direction of the thicket not long afterward. The state's witnesses agreed that a shot was heard about 15 minutes later. Some witnesses testified to having seen Branson ride back down the road on the bicycle. Others, living beyond the thicket, swore Mrs. Booth had appeared there some time after the shot. Evidence was also introduced to show! that Booth had suspected his wife and Branson of improper relations. ,rhi In W e defense sought to prove an alibi Branson by showing that he was illamina at the time. It was ad mitted that Mrs. Booth passed out the road, but she and her parents testified that she reached their home at 1:30, the time of the murder, as fixed by tho prosecution's witnesses. Closing Argument 3fasterly. The closing argument of District At torney R. L. Conner just before tli jury retired at 4:29 o'clock yesterday afternoon evidently made a deep im pression on the jury, as well as on. the packed courtroom that heard it. His argument, conceded a masterly summing up of the prosecution's case. was also tinctured with wrath at accu sations of attorneys for the defense that he had coached witnesses. Mr. Conner replied with great spirit to these charges. He said he would leave it to the jury, many members of which had known him for years. whether such aspersions on his integ rity and fairness as a prosecutor could have any foundation in fact. The attacks on him, he went on to declare, were made by counsel for the defense in an effort to bolster up their case by diverting attention irom me evidence to the District Attorney. He ridiculed the alibi presented by the defense in behalf of Branson. He laid especial stress oc the fact that of the witnesses swearing to this alibi. two were uncles and one a cousin of the young man. Comparing these witnesses with those of the prosecution, he said: "I want to ask if you, as reasonable thinking men, can believo that Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Eggen did not tell the truth when they testified so positively that Branson passed them on hiL bicycle." Defense Contention Attacked. Of the time the murder is supposed to have been committed, which the defense had declared that, from Mrs. Eggen's testimony at the Coroner's in quest to the effect that Mr. Booth passed her home an hou after Mrs. Booth and Branson, must have oc curred between 2 and 3 o'clock, instead of at 1:30, as fixed by the prosecution. he said: The exact time is not material in tUis case so far as the particular mo ment when Mr. Booth was murdered is concerned. But it is material in relation to other circumstances, such (Concluded oa Pais. 2, Column S.).