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TIIE MOTtXING OliEGOXIAX, FRIDAY, 3IAT 16, 1919.
CHARGES OF NEGLECT
Death of Eugene Tuck at Jail
Is Subject of Inquiry.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY ACTS
Two Witnesses Called, One
Prisoner's Attorney, Who
leged Lack of Care.
comfortable. Dr. Ziegler telephoned
at 1 o'clock in the afternoon and found
that he .was resting comfortably. A
few minutes past 4 o'clock he was
transferred to the county Jail and the
responsibility of the city health bureau
A grand jury inquiry into conditions
surroundingthe death of Eugene Tuck,
suspected murderer, who was brought
to the county jail from the city jail
Tuesday afternoon in a dying condition,
according to his attorney, John A. Col
lier, began yesterday afternoon after
attention had been called to outstand
ing circumstances by District Attorney
All officials having anything to do
with the administration of the city jail
during Tuck's incarceration, as well as
the operation of the emergency 'hospital
in connection therewith, will be brought
before the jury during the next few
days to explain just what treatment
was given the prisoner.
Mr. Collier was the first witness to
be called yesterday. The second was
I'eputy Sheriff Koy Kendall, who was
in charge of the county jail at the time
rf Tuck's death. He had reported that
Tuck was brought to the county jail
a very sick man, though unaccompanied
by any notice of his serious condition,
official or otherwise.
Tuck's Companion Freed.
Mrs. Marie Middleton, arrested with
Tuck for suspected complicity in the
death of Mrs. Tuck from a bullet wound,
May JO, was released from confinement
"I don't want her to die on my
hands," declared Deputy District At
torney Deich as he asked the municipal
court for an order releasing Mrs. Mid
dleton. The woman is in delicate
health and has an apparent bad cold
which might develop into something
Mr. Deich does not believe there Is
a chance for successful prosecution of
Mrs. Middleton for murder, owing to
the death of Tuck. Evidence now at
hand is not enough to convince the
most simple-minded jury of her guilt,
aid the deputy, and unless something
turns up to throw a clearer light on
the mysterious death, there will be no
District Attorney Active.
"While I am not yet informed of all
' the facts in the matter, the affair cer
tainly will bear investigation," said
District Attorney Evans. "I presented
it to the grand jury on the showing
made thus far and left it to them to
take such action as they see fit:"
There is no action which the grand
jury can take in the matter from the
standpoint of criminal prosecution, but,
if it finds gross neglect in the treat
Tnent of the sick man, it way return a
report for public consideration.
"There is nothing personal in the
charges 1 have made," said Mr. Collier
as he left the grand jury room. "I am
only interested in seeing conditions
" bettered at the city jail, so that an
other poor devil, arrested while ill,
will not be slammed in there and left
. to die, without a chance of securing
medical attention. Of course, it makes
a good substitute for capital punish
ment in cases of men charged with
murder, but I think hanging is a little
" more humane."
Friend Adds Testimony.
"Tuck made repeated requests for
medical attention at the city jail to
which, apparently, no more attention
w as paid than to my demands to police
officers to make sure that a physician
was called for him," declared S. P.
Westover, superintendent of the boiler
department of the Willamette Iron &
Steel company, yesterday, a friend of
the dead man.
'1 took Tuck in my machine to the
inquest Monday night," said Westover.
"He told me he was so sick he could
hardly get into the automobile. I could
see he was a sick man, and asked Cap
tain Jenkins and Detective Wright to
promise to get a doctor for him right
-after the inquest.
"Tuck told me that he had asked
several times at the jail to be per
mitted to see a doctor, but that they
would not send him one. Before that
night was over I again asked the offi
- oers to see that Tuck got medical at
'" tention. and they promised they would."
Westover said he would gladly go
before the grand jury with the facts
" in his possession.
County Court Interested.
Concurrent with the grand jury in
vestigation of the treatment received
by Tuck at the city jail, a probe by the
county commissioners will be conducted
into the delay of Dr. O. A. Hess, assist
V ant county physician, in responding to
".a call to the county jail to attend the
--sick man there.
Twice Tuesday night, Andy Cameron,
."night jailor, telephoned Dr. Hess with
out finding him in. Finally he got in
touch with Dr. Hess at 10 o'clock.
"We have a very sick man down here
-at the jail. Wish you could look him
over," is said to have been Cameron's
"Well, I'll be over in the morning,"
is the alleged reply of the physician.
" About 8:40 A- M. Wednesday, Deputy
."Sheriff Tichenor telephoned from the
,;county jail to Dr. Hess, who had not
"The man's dying." reported Tichenor.
"All right, I'll be right over," re
sponded Dr. Hess. He arrived at ap
proximately 9:20. Tuck had been dear
lor some time.
Parrlsh Denies Neglect.
Denial of the charges made by At
torney Collier that City Health Officer
I'arrish and City Physician Ziegler
were guilty of neglecting Tuck were
"'made in a statement issued yesterday
by Dr. Parrish.
"IOugene Tuck was brought into the
---city jail on May 9," reads Dr. Parrish's
statement, "and the same day was
taken to the emergency hospital in a
state of complete collapse. He was
given a large dose of bromides, which
seemed to aid him. At the same time
he was also given a bottle of cough
mixture with instructions as how to
take it. Mrs. W. A. Eivers, nurse in the
emergency nospitai. saw nim once or
twice each day thereafter.
"On Tuesday morning, the 13th, at
9:30 o'clock Dr. Ziegler and myself
1' called at the police station to examine
-another prisoner. While there our at
tention was called to the condition of
Tuck. The history of his case was
.. taken. The patient was ordered to be
placed in bed. to be alone and not to be
moved. A dose of calomel and salts
was ordered. Mrs. Eivers took him two
extra pairs of blankets and made him
HOOD RIVER, Or., May 15. (Spe
cial.) Funeral services for Mrs. O. B.
Evinger, wife of a Heights merchant,
who passed away Monday, were held
yesterday at the Anderson chapel. In
terment followed at Idlewilde ceme
tery. Mrs. Evinger, aged 54, was a
native of Illinois. In addition to her
husband she is survived by a. daughter,
a resident of California, and two sons,
Roy and Calvin Evinger, of this city.
LEBANOX, Or., May 15. (Special.)
The funeral of John J. Gallagher, a
well-known farmer, who for marry
years had lived a few miles west of
Lebanon, was held at the local Catho
lic church today, and burial took place
at Sand Ridge cemetery, near his home.
He was aged 57 years and is survived
by his widow and one son and one
daughter, all living here.
Mrs. Sarah Catherine Gilbert, a na
tive of Virginia and a resident of
Ridgefield, Wash., died in this city
Wednesday at the age of 94 years. She
is survived by a sister. Miss Mary Bail,
of Washington, D. C, three sons. Judge
W. B. Gilbert of this city, Frank H. Gil
bert of Ridgefield, Wash., J. J. Gilbert
of Washington, D. C, and a daughter,
Mrs. S. P. Mackey of this city. Funeral
services will be held at Ridgefield,
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., May 15.
(Special.) Stephen B. Gardner, resi
dent of this county for 25 years, died
here recently. He was 77 years ofage.
He fought in the Indian wars of 1S55,
and took the first flock of sheep into
Curry county.. Mr. Gardner was a
member of the Masonic lodge. He is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie
Bailey and Mrs. Viola Liebert of San
Francisco, and four sons, E. H. Gard
nes of Seattle: R. E. Gardner of Fort
Klamath; D. W. Gardner of North
Bend, and G. A. Gardner of Jackson
ville. VANCOUVER, Wash., May 15.
(Special. )-J. W. Kern, a civil war vet
eran, died yesterday at the homo of his
granddaughter, Mrs. Clyde Laver, at
East Mill Plain. He was born in Vir
ginia 78 years ago. He is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Schoonover,
of Vancouver, and Mrs. D. F. Hollings
worth of Sacramento, Cal., who is ex
pected to arrive in the city tomorrow.
Upon her arrival, funeral arrangements
will be made. Five grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren survive.
SHORT FISH SUPPLY
MAY JEVELDP SOON
Halibut Fishermen Decide to
Demand More Pay.
MANY BOATS NOW TIED UP
BLACKMAIL HINT BARRED
JUDGE REFUSES TO ADMIT EVI
DENCE OFFERED IX SUIT.
McRcynolds Alienation Hearing En
livened by Startling Testimony
and Love Notes.
One of the most interesting bits of
testimony to crop out in the $15,000
alienation suit being t.'ied this week
before Circuit Judge Kavanaugh, in
which F. V. McReynolds demands a
settlement from Fred R. Rentner, candy
shop proprietor, for attentions to Mrs.
McReynolds, was ordered stricken from
the records by the judge yesterday.
It was the testimony of Mrs. Nora
Williamson, cousin of Mrs." McRey
nolds, to the effect that Mrs. McRey
nolds had told her the trip to Vancou
ver, Wash., during which Rentner was
surprised by McReynolds in his wife's
room at the Antlers hotel, had been
planned by McReynolds with a mone
tary object in view.
More evidence to support the "frame-
up contention of thj defense was sub
mitted by Robert G. Henderson, post
master at Chemawa, in the form of :
letter written him in 1916. McReynolds
denied the. authorship of the. note
which was signed "F. V. McReynolds.'
Of course you are aware you owe
me a sum of $250, read the note. In
speaking of your generosity, I refer to
the instance in which you paid for the
transportation of an innocent girl who
is now my wife. I have an interesting
collection of letters in your handwrit
ing. I wonder if your wife would like
to read them"
On the stand in his own defense in
the afternoon Renter said he had treat
ed all the girls in his candy shop alike,
that he did not love Mrs. McReynolds,
and had no intention of marrying h--,
as she was 20 and he 58. He denied
that he had persuaded her to leav- her
husband and go to a hotel in Vancou
ver, sa; :ng that she had telephoned
girl in the shop to" ask him to go and
see her in Vancouver. He went to the
girl s room, gave her come money and
told he:- to go back to Portland, he
said. He denied he was feeding her
chocolates when the irate husband and
friend burst into the room.
iis attention was called to a sac
charine note he had admitted writing
Mrs. McReynolds, in which he termed
her his "baby darling and asked her if
she would not be willing "some day to
De my sweet wile.
Oh. I just merel;- wasn't working
the day wrote that letter. didnt
mean anything in particular by it," re
plied the witness.
At Prices "ow Paid for Halibut and
Cod Operators Declare There Is
No Profit In Business.
NEWPORT, Or., May 15. (Special.)
The Portland fish market may be seri
ously affected in the near future by the
laying up of ocean-going fishing craft.
The halibut fishermen are so dissatis
fied that they have decided to demand
higher wages than are offered at
The Newport Ice Sc. Fish company is
paying 7 cents a pound for halibut
and 3 cents for black cod. The com
pany buys from independent fishermen
and asserts that it is only offered 9
cents a pound for halibut and must
furnish ice and boxes and pack the
fish for shipment.
Oscar Klinge, president of the com
pany, says there , is less demand for
fish than before the armistice was
signed, when the government advocated
eating fish in place of meat. He says
it costs half a cent a pound to ship
fish from Seattle to Portland and 2
cents from Newport. Last year fisher
men were paid 13 cents for halibut and
6 cents for cod.
' Hslibnt Running; Well.
The Burke Fish company of Port
land, yesterday cut the price to its
fishermen from 6 to 414 cents for hali
but and 3 cents for cod. J. R. Burke,
president of the Burke Fish company,
is at Gold Beach, Or., and the masters
of his vessels in Yaquina Bay at praes
ent have been besieged with telegrams
from the Portland office not to stop
Halibut have' been running well and
are caught in deep water at present.
usually 1500 to 1800 feet. This makes
it hard for the fishermen to handle the
lines, and since they often work 20
hours at a stretch, exposed to in
clement weather, they have become indignant.
Captain Olsen of the Gerald C. Inde
pendent, will stop fishing and go to
Portland, then to California. Captain
Anderson of the Empire, Independent,
says he will have to lay up. Captain
Ingersoll of the Eliza Ann, Independ
ent, declares he can hardly break even
ith the new price and is undecided
what he will do. Captain Smeland of
the Decorah, a Burke boat, says he
will go to Portland and tie up.
Conerence Is Proposed.
Captain Samuelson of the Nenamosha,
a Burke boat, asserts that he will
make another fishing trip and go into
Portland instead of Newport and then
confer with the other ishermen on the
condition that the captains of the
Spray and Decorah agree to do th
same. Captain Hopkins of the Spray
a Burke boat, says that he intends to
keep on fishing as long ajs he can get
The fishermen express the belief that
the cold-storage men are trying to lay
up a lot of fish at lower prices to
be sold at a big profit next winter.
They say that consumers' in the large
cities and towns are charged enough,
though fish has not advanced in price
in proportion to other food, to entitle
them to better wages. Never has
there been so much discontent .or so
many boats tied up at Newport with
crews ready to quit.
Beaverton Recalls Decorated Woman
BEAVERTON, Or., May 15. (Spe
cial.) Dr. Mary MacLaughlin. men
tioned in dispatches earlier in the week
as having been decorated in Paris for
bravery and devotion to duty, was for
merly a resident of Beaverton. and
many people here recall her residence
here. Her father was pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal church here and at
Cedar Mills, and Miss MacLaughlin at
tended school and was popular with the
young people here.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
LABOR VIOLATION CHARGED
MEAT CUTTERS' UNION DECLARE
FRYE COMPANY UNFAIR.
Management of Concern Attributes
Dispute to Question ol Conduct-
lng Open Sliop.
Controversy has arisen between the
Meat Cutters' union. No. 143, and the
Frye Packing company, which operates
a market at Third and Yamhill streets,
regarding the open shop question, and
the central labor council charges the
firm with breaking the agreement en
tered into by the union and. the Retail
Meat Market Men's association.
"The Frye' Packing company was a
party to the agreement," declares a
statement issued by the central labor
council. "Quite recently the company
not only broke their agreement as ap
plied to their Cascade market, at Third
and Yamhill, but opened a market at
Fourth and Yamhill streets, with the
evident purpose of establishing non
union conditions -in the retail market
business in Portland. The Portland
public but needs to know the facts con
cerning any difficulty between em
ployer and employe to place the blame
for disturbed conditions where it
A. A. Hallander, manager of the Frye
company, readily admits that it is the
purpose of the company to maintain an
open shop in the operation of its mar
kets, and points out that there is no
controversy over hours or wages.
"The only controversy we have had,"
said .Mr. Hallander, "is on the question
of the open shop. - We want the priv
ilege of hiring non-union men if they
come along, although we do not dis
criminate against union men. More es
pecially is this true of foremen. There
is no argument as to hours or wages."
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(RIGHT;. S EDWAHD PAIL, ISTEHI'HETER FOK i.DIA. COIACIL.
Ancient Treaty Cited in Claim
Restoration of Fishing-and
After two days in Portland in. con
sultation with their attorney, ErsRine
Wood, a party ot six Nez Perce Indians
headed by their chief. Yellow Bull, left
Wednesday for their reservation, 12
miles from Lewtston at Lapwai. Idaho.
The Indians brought to l-ortlana witn
them a treaty signed years ago during
Indian wars, which pledged them fish
ing and hunting rights now taken away
by federal laws. It was in an effort to
restore their original rights that they
made the trip to Portland.
Only one member of the group. Ed
ward Paul, has an extensive command
of the English language. The others,
with one possible exception, neither
talk nor understand English. Young
Paul, the great grandson of the chief
and the son-in-law of Pile of Clouds,
adviser, who accompanied Chief Yellow
Bull, spent six years at the Carlisle
Indian school in Pennsylvania.
Aside from long boots of the softest
black leather that reached nearly to his
knees, a silken kerchief about his neck
and a bright scarf about his broad
sombrero, the clothing of Chief Yellow
Bull was not other than any white man
wears. Jackson Sundown, an adviser,
was dnessed similarly, although he
wore yellow gauntlets of soft buck
skin, heavily beaded. Pile of Clouds,
however, wore over his cloth suit a
huge "Indian" blanket of many colors
and in his sombrero were three long
feathers. Young Paul, the interpreter,
aside from his swarthy complexion and
high cheek bones, gave no evidence of
his racial descent.
- The trip to rortland was made to
consult Mr. Wood, whom the Nez Perce
.braves consider their . especial friend.
Mr. Wood spent several weeks lixMng
with them following an illness which
sent him to Idaho wilds to recuperate.
INDUSTRY BODY TO FORM
Chamber Department to Organize at
Special Sleeting Today.
Members of the managing committee
of the department of industries of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce will
meet this afternoon at 4 o"clock to or
ganize. The function of the depart
ment is recognized as the sales division
of the industrial advantages of Port
land, and it is now being organized to
effectually promote that object. Men
of experience and whore training and
ability especially qualifies them to ren
der service to the community in the
direction of the work have been chosen
to the committee.
Those who have accepted include
Hilmar Papst, general manager of the
Portland Gas & Coke company; O. E.
Overbeck, of Overbeck & Cook; A. II.
Devers, of Closset & Devers; W. H.
Cullers, of the Northwest Steel com
pany; J. Jennings, of the Pacific
Marine Iron Works; J. O. Elrod, in
vestment broker; and Albert E. Doyle,
CAPITAL TO BE ENLARGED
Idaho Governor Faces Task of Sign
ing Bonds for $900,000.
BOISE. Idaho. May 15. (Special.)
The state of Idaho is ready to proceed
with construction work on the two
wirgs to the state capitol building.
On the desk of Governor Davis are
piled $900,000 in capitol building bonds,
each of a denomination of SlUOU, de
livered by Ferris & Hargraves of Spo
kane. They bear 4" per cent Interest
and were sold at a substantial premium
for the state.
parent3 tnd friends are invited. W. It.
Boyer will be the song leader. Fol
lowing is the programme: Invocation
Rev. E. A. Smith: address of welcome.
Frances Smith: Sleep, Sacred Dust."
song by school: short eulosv, Frank
Meivin: short eulogy. A. W. Fank
hauser: song. "Old Flag Forever." in
termedlate grades; unveiling of pic
tures; presentation. Mrs. O. A. Hess:
acceptance, A. F. Hershner; community
songs. W. II. Boyer: flag drill. Miss
Ililma. Anderson: Taps," Miss Clara
Vauchan"s pupils. The Lents Parent
Teacher association will hold a busi
ness meeting at the conclusion of the
programme, when officers will be
PAULHAMUS ENTERS FIELD
WASHINGTON- CAXXER HAS
TION" OX ALBAXV SITE.
Memorial services Announced.
Memorial exercises for world war
heroes of Lents will be held in the
L,ents school assembly hall at 2 o'clock
this afternoon. All soldiers, sailors,
Half-Block May Be Utilized by
Puyallup Concern to Handle
Oregon Fruit Crop.
ALBAXT, Or.. May 15. (Special.)
The Puyallup and Summer Fruit Grow
ers' association of which W. II. Paul
hamus of Puyallup, leading fruit can
ner and shipper of the northwest is
manager, has secured an option on a
half block In Albany's business dis
trict for the purpose of installing a
cannery here. It will be known defi
nitely in two or three days whether or
not the deal will be consummated.
The property selected for the plant is
the north half of the block bounded by
First. Walter, Ferry and Broadway
streets. It adjoins freight lines of both
the Oregon Electric and Southern Pa
cific. The property is covered by a
one-story brick building suitable for
If the cannery is Installed It will be
in, operation in time to handle this sea
son's crop. Last year a local associa
tion managed by Paulhamus. main
tained a barrel cannery here, shipping
fruit to the Washington plants for pro
cessing. The proposed cannery, if es
tablished, will be one of the largest
in the state.
Cocoa and tobucco are the chief ex
ported products of the Dominican re
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