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THE MORNING- OREGONIAN, MONDAY, MAT 13, 1919.
GIRL SLAYER HAPPY
, FOR MOTHER'S SAKE
Ruth Garrison Plans to Take
Own Life if Convicted.
YES, MAYOR OLE LIKES PUBLICITY HERE'S ONE OF HIS POSES.
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ASYLUM TERM NOT FEARED
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Girl Prisoner Receives Hundreds or
Visitors and Talks Freely to
Friends In Jail.
LOU will find
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SEATTLE. Wash,. May 11. (Spe
Jal.) That Ruth Garrison, poisoner of
lira. Grace E. Storrs. and who last Fri
day afternoon was found not guilty of
murder because of mental irresponsi
bility at the time of the crime and now,
expected a verdict of murder in the
first degree and desperately sought a
means to end her lite In that event,
was the statement today of Sheriff
John Stringer, who Is holding the girl
in the county Jail until a commitment
to the Insane ward in the state peni
tentiary is issued and a traveling guard
from the prison takes her away.
Sheriff Stringer said he was In
formed by the deputies who were
guarding the prisoner that as the trial
progressed she became more and more
fearful of the outcome and had finally
asked Deputy Sheriff Herbert Beebe
and one or two other officers to tell
her a way she could take her life
fe-hould she be convicted.
Commitment Is Awaited.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John D.
Carmody will prepare tomorrow or
Tuesday, he said today, the formal
judgment for Judge John S. Jurey's
signature, committing her to the cus
tody of the superintendent of the state
penitentiary at Walla Walla. The
statute provides that she may be held
in the criminally insane ward of that
institution or be transferred by the
hoard of control from there to the state
hospital for the Insane at Medical Lake,
where some of the criminally Insane
are now kept.
A dispatch from Walla Walla today
kaid that there is no accommodation for
Jtuth Garrison in the penitentiary at
present and in all probability she will
te transferred to the Medical Lake asy
lum. As Superior Judge King Dyke
man had notified the sheriff that if
there was a verdict against Ruth Garri
Eon she would have to be housed else
where than the juvenile detention
home, where she has been since March
22, Mr. Stringer on Friday fitted up a
Email room in the county jail in the ju
venile department and directed Deputy
Fheriff Herbert Beebe to take the pris
oner there, no matter whether the Jury
found her guilty or mentally irresponsi
ble. Girl Langhs and Chats.
The girl's apparent relief and cheer
fulness over the jury's finding, the
sheriff added, have removed the neces
Eity for such close surveillance. At the
jail she was able to laugh and chat, eat
and sleep with apparent normality.
Neatly dressed, her face carefully pow
dered and hair well combed, she re
ceived her family, attorneys and
"It isn't for me I care ao much for
the verdict," she said, "but for my
mother." This remark was the only
one made in the course of an interview
which could have been construed as
an indication of affection for th
family. The girl's greatest interest to
day seemed to be in the newspaper ac
counts of her trial. She seized eagerly
on the copy of an afternoon paper lying
irt the matron's office, where she had
been taken, and looked through it care
fully before she manifested any inter
est in the conversation.
Asylum Is JVot Feared.
"No, I have never been In an asylum.
I don't remember having seen one. I
nm not frightened and I don't think
1 dread it. To be frank, I haven't
thought of it very much."
Of the length of time she expected
to spend In an Institution, Ruth Gar
rison refused to talk. Her only reply
was, "That is out of my hands." Of
her feeling for Storrs she also refused
to talk, although she admitted she
could not say that she hated him. "You
eem cheerful," was ventured in a re
mark to the girl prisoner.
"Of course, I am happy today. Why
tfiouldn't I be?" she laughed.
When it became generally known
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was at the county jail, callers arrived
Jn such. numbers that Sheriff Stringer
made a stringent rule that none wero
to be admitted to her except her rela
1 ives and attorneys and those who had
first obtained written permission from
Long Confinement Faced.
That the prisoner will remain a long
time In confinement was the statement
fsterday of Thomas M. Askren. lead
ing counsel for tiie defense. "Ruth Gar
rison's condition is unchanged today
from what it was yesterday, last week,
last month, last year and for some
time before that. 'We pleaded that she
had regained her mental Irresponsibil
ity because as laymen we did not know
hr true condition, and were forced by
the state to plead before we could have
her examined by alienists.
"After we learned from those experts
her true mental condition, we consulted
with the members of her immediate
family and decided then to abandon the
position that she is safe to be at large.
. "How long her subnormal condition
end the epilepsy will continue none,
Tiot even the experts, could tell us. We
have been warned that there will be
no change for the better for a. long,
Jong time, If ever."
"Under these conditions no plans
could be made, and the assertions that
we are considering her release are
ridiculous," he concluded.
Douglass Storrs, who was brought
here last Monday from the Okanogan
county Jail, where he is being held on
a felony and a misdemeanor charge,
was taken back, and Prosecuting At
torney W. C. Gresham of that county
followed. Mr. fctorrs presence in Se
attle at the beginning of the trial gave
the proceedings an extra thrill and
caused widespread speculation as to
why he should be here at that critical
Sheriff H. E. Stak said the prisoner
was brought over in response to a tele
gram from Sheriff Stringer's office as
a witness in a whisky case. Sheriff
Stringer replied that he did not want
Storrs and that the telegram was a
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MAYOR RANSOV OF SEATTLE AS SHIPYARD WORKER.
Mayor Ole Hanson of Seattle, Wash., Is here seen in overalls and Jumper, tightening bolts In the keel of a ship In
the Seattle shipyards. After office hours he has been telling the folks back east he spends his time at the yards
putting in several hours of hard labor. 'Major Hanson was recently the intended recipient of a bomb, sent through the
mail, but luckily it did not fall into his hands.
MEMORIAL DAY SIGNIFICANT
OREGON TO HONOR. HEROIC
. DEAD IN FRANCE.
A. R. Commander Opposed to
Frivolous Entertainment on
. Solemn Occasion.
With hundreds of heroic dead In
France from Oregon's contribution to
the great war. Memorial day takes on
a new significance this year. No
longer will it be left to the rapidly
diminishing ranks of the veterans of
the Grand Army of the Republic to see
that the day is celebrated in fitting
fashion. Veterans of all wars will Join
in a monster memorial service to be
held at the auditorium, the plans for
whicl. have not yet been entirely
Memory of those who fought and
gave their all is not honored in a fit
ting manner by sporting events and
pleasure trips, so frivolous celebrations
of Memorial day this year will not be
held in this city, if the G. A. R. men
have their way. And they are likely
to have it, for veterans of the world
war are lining up strongly behind them
in determination that the memory 01
their "buddies" still lying in the
woods of the Argonne and Flanders
fields shall not be sullied.
"We want this day of all the year
to be set aside' for the solemn memory
of our great dead and the ideals for
which they stood," said T. H. Stevens,
department commander of the- G. A. R.
and chairman of the executive com
"The tendency to turn Memorial day
into an occasion for sports and dan
cing, and thereby weaken the spirit,
should not prevail. The aged veterans
of Portland and the G. A. R. organiza
tions hope that in 1919 the sports and
frolics, picnics and sideshows will be
suspended and the people will honor
the day as it deserves.
The memorial address at the audi
torium orobably will be delivered by
Bishop M. S. Hughes. A parade will
be held in the afternoon, in which the
veterans of all America's wars will
march. Usual ceremonies in the eeme
teries have been arranged for the
Members of Owen Summers camp,
Sons of Veterans, will talk over plans
for co-operating in tfte observance of
the day at a session to d neia to
night at the courthouse. The camp
will also initiate candidates and hold
a business session.
her husband, two sons and two daugh
ters survive. They are Roland Chap
man of Ensign. Alberta: Dr. Wallace
Smith of Goldendale, Mrs. Alta Me
serve of Grays River, Wash., and Mrs.
C. B. Haller of Holcomb. Wash.
DAYTON. Wash.. May 1L (Special.)
Mrs. Adeleln Greenburg Moritz, na
tive of Grosenwalder, Westphalia, Ger
many, resident of Dayton since 1890,
died at her home here Wednesday at
the age of 83. She was married at
Portland in 1860 and lived at Victoria
and Salt Lake before coming here. She
and her husband celebrated their gol
den wedding here in 1910. Her husband
died in 1913. She is survived by five
children. Mrs. Nathan Kuhn of Ogden.
Ltah; Samuel S. Moritz of Dayton,
Wash.: Mrs. T. G. Loeb of New York
City, Mrs. Guy Coolidge of Seattle, and
Mrs. A. M. Applegate of Harrington,
PROTEST SENT TO MEXICO
GOMPERS AND OTHERS PLEAD
FOR SOUTHERN WORKERS.
SCENE OF KILLING VISITED
MAKES NIGHT EXAMINATION.
FEDERAL DRY LAW TARGET
Fight Looms In Congress Against
NEW YORK, May 11. Plans for the
fight against national prohibition, to
lie opened at the outset of the special
session of congress called by President
Wilson for May 19, were announced
here today at headquarters of the asso
ciption opposed to national prohibition.
The federal prohibition amendment
effective January 16 will be attacked
hy Representative Reuben L- Haskell
of Brooklyn, by the introduction of a
resolution providing for its repeal and
a second resolution calling for a refer
endum on it in every state of the
LAND OFFICERS HARD HIT
Several North-west Men Inelnded In
Army Honor Roll.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, D. C, May 11. Several north
west soldiers appear in the honor roll
of the United States general land of
fice as follows:
Don R. Gather, second lieutenant,
engineers. United States army; reported
unofficially to have died of influenza.
Mother, Mrs. C. W. Gather, 635 East
Fifty-first street, Portland, Or.
Van Allen Cornish, artillery corps.
United States army; February 17. 1919,
reported missing in action. Wife, Mrs.
Van Allen Cornish, Medford, Or.;
mother, Mrs. L. A. Davidson, Klamath
Andrew Peterson, company I, 9th in
fantry; killed in action October 3, 1918.
Sister, Mrs. Frank Baker, Tacoma,
Elmer F. Ross, 5th regiment. United
States army; died on October 6, 1918,
from pneumonia at Camp Humphreys,
Virginia. Father and mother, - red-
erick E. and Catneraine A. Ross,
R. F. D. 2, Yakima. Wash.
Louis II. Pinkham Jr., first lieuten
ant, 14Sth field artillery, army of oc
cupation, died in Germany from bron
chial pneumonia. Parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. H. Pinkham, 2216 Man it o boulevard,
Legislation Urgad by President Car
ranza Is Declared Hostile to
Interests of Labor.
WASHINGTON, May 11. Protest
against the adoption of labor legisla
tion approved by President Carranza
and now being considered at the spe
cial session of the Mexican congress has
been telegraphed to the secretaries of
the Mexican senate by Samuel Com
pers, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor and head of the Fan
American Federation of Labor, and
John Murray and Canuto Cargas, of
ficials of the Pan-American organiza
tion. "The amendments proposed to the
Mexican constitution which are now
being published through the depart
ment of gobernacion, if accepted at the
special session of congress, will de
prive the Mexican workingmen of the
right of strike and that of collective
bargaining," said the telegram. "In
the name of the organized labor move
ment of Pan-America, and as represent,
atives of the Pan-American Federation
of Labor, we protest against the adop
tion of the proposed amendments. The
civilized nations of the world are about
to establish the principle that the na
tion which shall be deprived of the
right of strike Is a nation of slaves. Let
Mexico enjoy the lofty ideals of her
constituion as at present in force."
The amendment proposed by Presi
dent Carranza, which the labor official
opposes, adds to that section of the
article dealing with strikes and lock
outs, this sentence:
"Establishments or concerns of pri
vate ownership, whether belonging to
Individuals or companies and having a
public interest, shall not be closed down
on account or lockouts, strikes or any
other analogous reasons without the
authorization of the executive, who
shall be authorized to administer them
whenever in his Judgment th suspen
sion of work or the closing of the es
tablishment may prejudice the inter
ests of society or public service requirements."
SOUTH BEND. Wash., May 11. (Spe
clal.) Mrs Mary Jane Smith, wife of
Judge Sol Smith, former superior court
judge of Pacific and Wahkiakum coun
ties, died last night aged 69 years. She
was a native of Indiana, spent her
childhood and early married life at
Fulton, Kans., where stie married Judge
Smith, following the death of her first
husband. In 1881 the family moved to
Goldendale, Wash. Afterward they
lived at Cathlamet for a time, then
came to South Bend in 1900.
Funeral services will be held Mon
day afternoon. The body will be sent
to Goldendale' for' interment." " Besides
Defendants and Witnesses Taken to
Tiergarten Under Strong
BERLIN, May 11. By the Associated
Press.) The defendants and witnesses
in tha trial before a court-martial of
the persons accused of killing Dr. Karl
Llebknecht and Rosa Luxemberg' dur
ing the spartacan uprising in Berlin
last winter were taken last night un-
cer a strong military guard to the Tier
garten, halting at the spot where Dr.
Liebknecht was shot. Captain Heitz
von Pflug-Hartung, who Is charged
with firing the first shots at Dr. Lieb
knecht. pointed out the spot where the
automobile in which the prisoner was
being taken to Jail from the place
where he had been temporarily lodged
after arrest had halted when a tire
turst. It was from this spot that sev
..-ral officers, with Dr. Liebknecht, pro
ceeded on root.
Captain Von Pflug-Hartung claims
that Dr. Liebknecht took flight at the
moment when the officer in charge
turned back to give a guard informa
tion as to where the party engaged in
repaiiinjr the automobile tires was to
be found. The shot that killed Dr.
Liebknecht, It was brought out, was
l.red at a distance of six or seven
The midnight examination of the
scene of the shooting lasted a half
hour, after which the defendants were
again removed to t'.ie Jail.
WOMEN AND BABES PARADE
Discharged Soldiers Carry American
Flags in Labor Demonstration.
TOLEDO, O., May 11. Women with
babies in their arms and discharged
soldiers carrying American flags to
day paraded the downtown section with
workers who last week were locked out
of the Willys-Overland automobile
plant, and strikers at the Ford Plate
Glass company. After the parade street
meetings were held. There was no
The meetings were tinder the auspices
of the Soldiers' and Sailors' council.
The men demand a 44-hour working
week and increases in pay ranging from
10 to 25 cents an hour.
R AFFETY FUNERAL TUESDAY
Portland Physician Long a Resident
of Pacific Northwest.
Funeral services for Dr. Charles H.
Raffety, pioneer Portland physician,
who died Saturday, aged 80 years, will
be held tomorrow at 2:30 P. M. in the
chapel of the East Side Funeral
directors, with a concluding ceremony
at the Portland crematorium in charge
of Washington lodge. Ancient Freo and
Dr. Raffety crossed the plains to Ore
gon with his parents in 18S2. He re
ceived hie primary education at Forest
Grove, Or., and took his degree in
medicine at Willamette university. In
1869 he came to Portland with his
brother Dave and started in the drug
business ana the practice of medicine
He was one of the first mayors of East
Portland. He is survived by his widow
and three brothers.
Reception to Re Arranged.
Over the Top Auxiliary, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, will meet tonight at 8
O'clock in room 525, courthouse, at the
call of Mrs. Edward J. -Eivers, presi
dent, to prepare for the reception of
the Second Battalion, 162d Infantry,
the old Third Oregon, at its arrival in
the near future. They will assist Mrs.
C. B. Simmons In serving at the dinner
"to be given' the men."
NURATA TEA A perfect blend.
Ceylon-Indian-Java teas. Closset &
Devers. Portland. Adv.
all three flavors
in the air -tight
but look for
because it is your pro
tection against inferior
imitations Just as the
sealed package is
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HONS FINALLY ARE SORRY
WEEK OF MOITRXIXO DECREED
Announcement of Peace Terms lleld
to Call for Season of Sor
row and Depression.
BERLIX. Friday. May 11. (By the
Associated Press.) A "week of mourn
ing" has been decreed by the govern
ment to give expression to the "sorrow
and depression" called forth by the an
nouncement of the peace terms. The
week will begin Sunday.
The decree provides that ijubltc fri
volity must be stopped for a period of
eight days. Its provisions affect the
first-class theaters as well as the pop
ular cabarets. Dancing, horse-racing
and gambling will be suppressed ajid
the occasion probably will be used "to
put a definite end to the gambling
freney which Is holding greater Ber
lin In its tentacles. A season of soul
searching would seem to be the most I
probable reaction to the frivolity and
gambling which has been in progress. I
On the day the peace terms were
published here the Karlschort racetrack
took in more than 130.000 marks in
gafe receipts, while the belting sheds
distributed 3,500.000 marks.
During the week of mourning the
cabinet expects that the federated
states will give loyal co-operation to
Its endeavor to have every city, town
and hamlet observe the occasion.
Henry E. Fouler Dies Suddenly.
Henry E. Fowler, an employe of the
Columbia River Shipbuilding company,
died of heart failure yesterday at C6S
Third street. Employes of tho lodg
ings found him dead in bed. Coroner
Smith took the body to the morgue.
Mr. Fowler was 4 years old. The au
thorities have not found out who his
Chchalis Building Damaged by I'irc.
CHEHALIS. Wash.. May 11. (Spe
cial.) Fire was discovered yesterday
In the upper part of J. II. Uuber's two
story frame structure, which II. H. Mul
ford occupies as a second-hand store.
BIGGER HEALTH, BIGGER BUSINESS
zJso bigger eryoyment of life HeaJtk
comes from the right food with rational
exercise. Shredded Wheat is the
whole wheat grudn in a. digestible
form. Its crisp and tasty ooodness
is a delightful change from gfreasy
meats ana sxarcmr vegetables. Keady-
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cooked and rea
with milk and
The upper story is used as a rooming:
houso annex for the Commercial hotel
of J. A. WripRlesworth. Mr. Wriggles
worth's rooming equipment was badly
damaged and he had no insurance. Mr.
Mul ford's loss is covered by insurance.
After long Investigation, a French
scie-tist has declared that tuberculosis
can be transmitted by the perspiration
of a person afflicted with the disease,
ttt perms passing throuch the pores.
GAINS 17 POUNDS
Prominent Fhysician Continues
to Use Tanlac in . Practice
With Surprising Results.
One of the strongest and wiost con
vincing evidences of the remarkable re
sults beins: accomplished by Tanlac
throughout the south is the large num
ber of letters that are now belnp re
ceived daily from scores of well-known
men and women who have been bene
fited by Its use.
Among the large number that have
been received recently none are more
interesting than the following letter
from Dr. J. T. Edwards of Fayettevlll..
Ga. tr. Edwards, It will be remem
bered; recently gave Tanlac his un
qualified indorsement In a public state
ment, and the testimonial published be
low was recently Riven him by one of
his patients. His letter follows just as
it was written:
Mr. O. F. Willis. Atlanta. Oa.
Dear Sir: I am inclosing you here
with statement I have just received
from Mr. T. M. McGough. He has sold
out here and Is moving to ""urin, Ga.
He was here this morning: and came In
to tell me what Tanlac had done for
him. He says too much cannot be said
about Tanlac. It certainly has cured
J. T. EDWARDS, M. D.
Mr. McGouh's statement follows:
"I suffered from indigestion and
could not eat anything but what would
hurt me. Constipation gave me a great
deal of trouble also. My symptoms
were indigestion, heartburn and gas on
the stomach after eating. My appe
tite was Irregular and my food failed
to nourish me. 'this trouble caused me
to get very poor In fact I got eo thin
and weak I was hardly able to go
"I bought three bottles of Tanlae on
Dr. Edwards' recommendation and I
am now feeling all right again and am
able to attend to business. I gained
seventeen pounds in weight and am
doing fine. Tanlac did the work.
"I now recommend Tanlac to every
one who is sick like I was and wishes
to take something that will help them."
Tanlac is sold in Portland by the
Owl Drug Co. Adv.
BROADWAY DYE WORKS
MASTER DYER! AX1J CLEANERS.
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