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VOL. LIX NO. 18,.V21
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PORTLAND OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL . 5, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
APRIL WILL DASH
. POLITIGAL HOPES
USE FIRE AS WEAPON
MISTY EASTER BARS
BOY. 19. RESISTING
POLICE, SHOT DEAD
IN NEW YORK PARADE
OUTLAW KILLS ONE
OF POSSE AND " PAL
nrmiT nc dommctc
DIES ON TRIP ST
REPUBLICANS RKCKIVE PLEA
OF STATE BODIES.
MASSES OP IMPORTANT DOCU
MENTS ARE BURNED.
CITY , STREETS LACK USUAL
RESPLENDENT MAN IS
(TlPrimaries to Be Held in
Eight Big States.
ELIMINATIONS ARE EXPECTED
New York to Decide Johnson's
Chances in East.
CONTESTS GIVE PRESTIGE
M it'll ii
BY .MARK SCLUVAX.
WASHINGTON. April 4. (Special.)
We are now entering a month of de
cisive political events. The only pri
mary of any importance so far held
was the South Dakota one. But April
will be crowded by primaries of much
more meaning than South Dakota's.
By the 28th of this month it ought
to be possible to make some quite
confident deductions regarding both
the republican and the democratic
If not by April 28t certainly by May
5, the day following the Indiana pri
maries. By that day some republican
candidates will be seen to have been
eliminated and the order in which all
of them are to enter th.e convention
,wlll be determined. Also, by that day
It will be possible to forecast the
name of the democratic nominee with
The first of this series of important
April primaries will come in Michigan
next Monday. For at least three of the
republican candidates much hangs on
the outcome in Michigan. If Wood
should carry Michigan as he carried
South Dakota, his leadership In the
race will be strongly confirmed. If
Lowden is as clearly second to Wood
in Michigan as he was in South Da
kota, his prestige will be materially
impaired and a question may be raised
as to whether he is to be the candi
date upon whom ..the anti-Wpol forces
' in the convention will concentrate.
Michigan Citicial for Johnson.
Most important of all, however, will
be the showing made by Johnson in
Michigan. Johnson is believed to have
a chance of doing even better in Mich
igan than he did in South Dakota.
If he should do belter he will have an
entirely different relation to the cam
paign as a Whole from what he has
had in the past.
'There are two reasons why John
son may do better in Michigan. One
is the fact that he has at least some
thing of an organization in Michigan,
whereas he had nothing whatever in
South Dakota. The second reason is
ovne of those curious accidents of poli
tics which occasionally have large
importance. There was a regiment of
Michigan soldiers' on duty in Arch
angel. They didn't like it there; they
didn't believe in the principle upon
which they w-ere kept there and they
wanted to come home. To this regi
ment of Michigan young- men Johnson
endeared himself by his course in the
aenate demanding their return. .Most
of these soldiers came from about De
troit and the result is that the in
fluence of these young men, coupled
with certain 'other elements, is be
lieved to make it possible for John
son to carry the Important stronghold
of Wayne county and Detroit. If
Johnson should by any chance run
nrsi in iuicnigan tnat ract will go a
measurable distance toward altering
the whole aspect of the campaign.
East to Show Westerner's Fate.
ri'lt even more important to John
son than Michigan will be certain
isolated events in New York state the
' following day, Tuesday, April 6. There
is no real presidential primary in
New Tork and no state-wide contest,
but Johnson has picked out two spots
in the state In which he is making
a contest for delegates. If he gets the
delegates in those two sections it will
be a. demonstration that he has a fol
lowing and can get votes in the east.
That Ls the great thing which it Is
now necessary for Johnson to dem
onstrate. His chief handicap is the
widespread belief that while he ls
concededly popular In the weet and
middls west, he is not strong In the
east. If the events in New Tork
should deny this belief, it will make
htm a formidable factor indeed.
The east believes that Johnson is
radical. The best service that John
son's friends could nw do would be
to- spread as intensely as possible
through the east propaganda to show
that Johnson ls less radical and more
conservative than the east thinks.
There is not space here to make an
accurate evaluation as to Just how
radical or ho,-conservative Johnson
is under circumstances where he has
responsibility. Such an evaluation
woold have to be carefully made, and
would necessarily include a good deal
about Johnson's temperament. But
it is said by many that -when John
son was in a position of responsibility
as governor of California his official
actions were more or less satisfac
tory to the conservatives of the state.
I have heard a lawyer for certain
large public utility corporations say
that the law regulating public utili
ties, which was passed under John
son s regime in California, is one of
the- two best laws of the kind in the
lountry. T have heard it said that
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Instructors- "ot "Attempting to
Dictate," But to "Remove
NEW TOftK, April 4. A petition
urging the adoption of an educational
plank in the national platform of the
republican party was presented to
day to Will H. Hays, chairman of the
republican national committee by
Judson P. Wright, president, of the
New York Teachers' association; Wil
liam T. McCoy, chairman of the Illi
nois schools committee, and Olive M.
Jones, president of the New York
The teachers are not "attempting to
dictate," Mr. McCoy said, "but with
the likelihood of woman suffrage be
coming a law, thus giving the vote to
80 per cent of the 700,000 teachers in
America, they feel that the most im
portant service they can give will be
to see that their vote goes to the
party that most definitely pledges it
self to remove educational limitations
from 'the children of the country.
Teachers have never been in politics,
but they are alive to the situation as
they never have been before and are
going to the polls next November with
that situation uppermost in their
"This delegation. represents the 32,
000 teachers in Illinois and the 53,000
teachers in New York," the petition
declared, and added: "We may in a
way claim to represent the education
al forces of the nation."
There is a "great and growing- de
terioration in public education caused
by the tremendous loss of trained
teachers," the petition stated.
"The basis of the cause of these
conditions which threaten the effi
ciency of education is the deficiency
in educational ' funds. The failure to
pay teachers adequate wages is a na
tional sin, Ions confessed, but un
The 'average yearly salary of the
teachers in 1919 was $634, the peti
tion said, and there had been only
a 10 per cent increase during that
year. More than 30,000 rural schools
are without teachers, it continued,
"The desertion of farms is largely
due .to removal of farmers to cities
where they can get decent schooling
for their children. Illiteracy, which
disqualified 70,000 drafted men for
effective service in the great war,
is on the increase.". ,
Dominion Air Force to Be Recruit
ed at Once Among- Veterans.
OTTAWA, Ont.1, April 4. A Cana
dianair force is to be formed im
mediately. The personnel will be
drawn from volunteers from the
ranks of former officers and airmen
of the royal air force resident in
Canada. These will train at centers
which will be in operation all the
year round and officers and airmen
enlisted in the new force will spend
at least one month out of every 24
in active 'training, receiving pay and
traveling expenses during their active
The force probably will be limited
in the beginning to about 5000 men
inclusive of all ranks, and the train
ing centers will not number more
than one or two to begin with for
the whole dominion.
The age limit is set at about 30
for junior officers and 38 for senior
WOMAN 'STICKS' OWN TYPE
Mrs. W. Ii. Morrison Both Editor
and Publisher of Maupin Times.'
HOOD RIVER, Or.. April 4 (Spe
cial.) Mrs. W. L. Morrison,' editor
and publisher of the Maupin Times,
was here yesterday, ending a tour in
search of new equipment for her
plant. She visited with her uncle.
T. G. Smith, Barrett orchardist.
Although a woman slight in build,
Mrs. Morrison might give lessons to
strong men in energy and enterprise.
For five years, doing both reporting
and the mechanical work, she has
issued Maupin's weekly newspaper
and printed the letterheads, state
ments and other stationery of the
residents of the vicinity.
Mrs. Morrison is seeking a larger
press for her newspaper.
NATIONAL STRIKE IS PLAN
Unions Suspect Move by Employers
to Increase 8-Hour Day.
NEW YORK., April 4. Plans are
being worked out for a national
strike of 6.000,000 trades unionists
"to head off a suspected move by
employers in leading industries to
abolish the eight-hour day," William
A. Maher, vice-president and secre
tary of the marine workers affilia
tion and one of the leaders of the
harbor- strike, announced officially
He said the complete plans would
be submitted to Samuel Gompers and
the executive council of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor.
ESCORT TO MEET PRINCE
Dreadnought Will Greet British
Heir at San Diego.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4. The
dreadnought New Mexico, flagship of
the Pacific fleet, late today cleared for
San Diego to meet the British battle
cruiser Renown on its arrival there
with the prince of Wales aboard.
The" New Mexico will make Its an
nual full power test on the run south.
Easter VT.on in Cleve
PRELATE STRICKEN IN HOTEL
Oregon Methodist Episcopal
Leader on Lecture Tour.
PNEUMONIA ENDS LIFE
District Head Preparing to Enter
Pulpit When Overtaken by
Death; Funeral Plans Wait.
CLEVELAND, O., April 4. Ba-hop
Matthew W. Simpson Hughes of Port
land, Or., died at a hotel here today of
pneumonia from which he had been ill
since Friday. He had been on a lec
ture tour since October, spending last
week addressing Lenten meetings
He was born in West Virginia 57
years ago. ' Previous to being or
dained a Methodist bishop in 1916,
Bishop Hughes had held pastorates at
Grinnell, la., Portland, Me., Minne
apolis, Kansas' City and Pasadena,
A public memorial meeting in
charge of Bishop William F. Ander
son, resident bishop of this district,
will be held tomorrow. Funeral ar
rangements have been deferred, pend
ing advices from his family.
Bishop E. A. Hughes of Boston,
brother of the dead bishop, is ex
pected to attend the memorial serv
ices. While the Easter message of joy
was being delivered from Portland
pulpits yesterday morning. word
came of the sudden death of the Kt.
Rev. Matthew S. Hughes, bishop of
the Methodist Episcopal district of
Oregon, who died at Cleveland, O.
where he ha-i been conducting special
services throughout passion week.
When Bishop Hughes left Portland
three . weeks ago for the , eastern trip
he waa in good health, and letters
since then have mentioned no indis
Trip Made for Conferences.
Bishop Hughes eastern trip was
made in order that he might attend
several important conferences of th
church at various points and was to
have been completed within the com
ing week. For the past few days he
had been at Cleveland. O., where he
conducted special pre-Easter (services
in Windermere church each night and
at a downtown theater in the after
noons. Friends in this city are inclined to
believe that Bishop Hughes was over
zealous in his work and that he taxed
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Offices of Eight Income Tax Col
lectors in Dublin Razed; One
Soldier Reported Shot.
DUBLIN", April 4. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Easter demonstrations
in Ireland did not develop into a
spectacular offer of force against the
government which the adherents of
the republican cause considered would
be suicidal, but there was a series of
outrages in many parts of the island.
The malcontents took a new angle
in their work -when they attacked 16
tax offices in many cities and towns.
destroying the records in various
ways, but mostly by fire.
The attacks against police barracks
and police huts numbered 35. In
nrost cases the police had left the
barracks to go to concentration
points in the larger cities. Where
only women and children were left
in the barracks or huts the raiders
gave warning of their intentions;
hence there were no casualties.
Sinn Fein Kins Kile.
At Dublin castle tonight it was
stated that the destruction of the tax
records would avail nothing; all
citizens whose records have been de
stroyed will be re-assessed, and their
taxes are likely to be increased by
the need of funds to replace the bar
racks and huts destroyed.
Attacks on the police barracks and
government offices are reported from
Limerick, both town and county, and
also from several places in County
Clare. No casualties are reported, ex
cept for the wounding of two soldiers
by John Mitchell, whom they arrested
at Glenade, Leitrim county. Mitchell
fired repeatedly before surrendering.
The Sinn Fein flag has been flying
all day from the masthead of the
flagstaff on the admiralty pier at
Qucenstown. It was hoisted during
the night and the pole was well
greased, to prevent it from being
Soldier Is Shot.
A man believed to be Private Lau
rence McKenzie of Belfast was found
shot through the head today in How
though, east of this city. It is thought
the wound will prove fatal.
COItlC, April 4. Fires, believed to
be the work of incendiaries, took
place in Cork early last night. The
blazes broke out simultaneously in the
inland revenue pensions offices, sit
uated half a mile apart.
The Water supply, which was insuf
ficient at first, was soon increased,
but too late to present Ahe destruc
tion of the buildings. The firemen
this morning were fighting to prevent
a spread of the flames.
LONDON, April 5. In connection
with the searching by the police of a
I Glasgow steamer Arriving at London
derry, the London Times says it is
stated that the authorities learned
that certain persons were believed to
be on their way to Ireland from
America by way of Glasgow.
Organ Composer Is Dead.
HOBOKEN, N. J., April 4. Homer
Bartlett, composer, pianist and or
ganist, died here yesterday, aged 75.
His best known compositions are his
concert polka and a Christmas an
Mildness of . Day Encourages
Throngs to Go to Woods to
Seek Oregon Flowers.
Not a single lily or violet of all
the glad array that greeted Easter
morning had withered when nightfall
came for the sufficient reason that
Portland saw the vernal festival
through the mist of a typical April day.
And so, while it was brave weather
for the flower folk, it was not such
as is encouraging to the appearance
of new bonnets with decorative ef
fects that cannot withstand a mild
spring drizzle and the city etreets
lacked in consequence much of the
brilliancy of other Easters.
The Easter egg, aided by a provi
dence that looks after the "eggsten-
sive" seasonal interests of little folk.
had eo declined in price that its pres
ence at many an Easter function was
thoroughly enjoyed. Children found
the hidden nests of the mythical rab
bit on the front lawn, under the
shrubbery, with vari-colored contents
that would have set the original hen
wild with anxiety.
Though the sun found its way
through the clouds but for a moment
or so, the mildness of the day, and
the knowledge that the country is
blooming with Oregon grape and
trillums, encouraged many to motor
or tramp far from the city after the
devotions of the day were attended to.
Easter services, with special choral
music, were celebrated In all Port
land churches yesterday from altars
laden with great masses of immacu
late lilies and bright greenery. The
sermon messages were appropriate to
the day the most 'joyous, save one.
of the Christian calendar.
Glad, cheerful music of the Easter
season was heard yesterday afternoon
in the public auditorium, when 120
girls of the Washington high school
glee clunv sang choruses, and Fred
erick W. Qoodrich played organ solos.
About 800 paid admissions were reg
Mr. Goodrich's principal selections
were the "Hallelujah" chorus from
Handel's "Messiah," the Easter music
from Mascagni's ."Cavaleria Ru&ti
cana," MarcDowell's "To a Wild Rose.'
"The Holy City" (Adams), and "Tri
umphal March" (Lemmens).
The girls sang with careful atten
tion to shading and expression under
the direction of George D. Ingram.
The vocal, .choruses were 'Largo"
(Handel), "The Palms" (Faure), and
"The Chord" (Sullivan).
TROOPS TO BE INCREASED
Japanese Army in Siberia Will Be
Reinforced, Says Report.
HONOLULU, April 4. The Japanese
general staff is considering plans of
increasing their troops in Siberia un
til the Japanese forces there are suf
flciently strong to clear east Siberia
of bolsheviki, according to a special
cablegram received last night from
Tokio by Hochl, Japanese language
A decision ls expected within a few
days, the cablegram said.
Wayne Cason Victim
Accident in Fight.
200 PERSONS SEE STRUGGLE
Crowd Follows to Jail When
Youth Is Arrested.
ISTUL FALLS TO FLOOR
Lad Charged With Being Drunk
Bias Arms Around Officer
When Gun Is Fired.
Wayne Cason. 19, son of Boon
Cason, local attorney, was accident-
lly shot through the chest at 6:15
o'clock last night during a struggle
with policemen in the lobby at police
headquarters, and died a few minutes
later in the Emergency hospital. His
death was due to the accidental dis
charge of a revolver which dropped
from the pocket of Patrolman J. S.
Cason had been arrested on a charge
of drunkenness by Patrolmen O'Hal-
Ioran and Smith and had offered
strenuous resistance. He died in
the Police Emergency hospital atfer
he dropped, bleeding at the mouth.
Manx See Stra angle.
An inquest will be held by Coroner
The. fight between Cason and the
police officers took place in the lobby
of the police station as the result of
n effort to place him in a cell on a
charge of drunkenness. Fully 200 peo
ple who had followed the officers and
Cason Into the lobby of the station
after he was first picked up at
Second and Alder streets, witnessed
the struggle which preceded his death.
Jack O'Halloran, motorcycle offi
cer, who admitted last night striking
Cason on the head once during the
course. of the struggle in the lobby of
the police station, said he did so when
it was apparent that Cason was
reaching for the revolver of Police
Officer J. S. Smith, who was involved
In the struggle.
Officer Strikes I.ad.
Officer O'Halloran said he rushed
to the rescue of Officers Smith and
Linton when It appeared that Cason
was about to get the best of the
struggle with the two policemen.
"Cason had his arms about the waist
of Officer Smith at the time and it
was apparent that he was trying to
take the revolver from the man's
pocket." he said, "so I rushed In and
gave him a blow over the head."
Other witnesses, including Desk Of
ficer Wendorf, declared O'Halloran
struck Cason over "the head three
Whether the pistol was discharged
before falling or went off as a result
of striking on the hard floor of the
lobby, witnesses were unable to say.
Officer Smith, owner of the re
volver, said he was unable to tell
how it was discharged. He said that
in the struggle Cason had raised him
from the floor and that suddenly he
heard the report and saw the revolver
lying on the floor about eight feet
away from him.
He said he was unable to tell when
the gun was discharged or how.
Cason had been arrested at Second
and Alder streets after he is said to
have struck 14-year-oid Sam Gold
stein, 66S Front street. The boy re
ported the occurence to Officer Smith
and he with Officer Drake placed
Cason under arrest.
These two policemen were later
joined by Officer Linton when Cason
began to struggle and resist the of
ficers. Crowds which gathered sym
pathized with Cason, and Officer
Drake kept them back while Officers
Smith and Linton took the prisoner
to the station, one on either side.
' Fight Near Elevator.
En route to the station, Cason is said
to have struck his captors numerous
times, and on various occasions the
three rolled on the street as a result
of Cason's struggles to escape. When
the police station waa finally reached
Cason was marched to the desk and
Desk Officer Wendorf told the offi
cers to take him to the jail. It was
on the way to the elevator leading
to the jail where the fatal fight took
place. Just before the door opening
from the lobby to a passage leading
to the elevator, the prisoner made
another effort to escape. He is said
to have jerked himself from Officer
Linton and, seizing Officer Smith
around the' waist, raised him from
the floor. It was at this moment that
Officer O'Halloran ran in to the as
sistance of the qfftcers and struck the
struggling prisoner over the head. Al
most simultaneously the revolver ex
ploded. Witnesses Stories Agree.
Immediately after Cason received
his fatal wound he was removed to
the hospital but died before arrival
The shooting was witnessed by Earl
Cane, 894 East Caruthers; Glenn Zim
merman, 881 Francis avenue; Antone
E. L. Flanchich, 996 Division street;
Clarence Dederlch, 6093 Thirty-third
street East. Their stories of the fight
practically agree in every detail. All
agreed that they were unable to tell
just when'the revolver had been dis
charged or how. They were also un-
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Dauntless Ones Brave Cold Driz
zle to Show Finery in An
nual Easter Display.
XEW TOHK, April 4.-r-Cold, driz
zling rain and skies that threatened
snow failed today to prevent New
York's annual Kastcr parade in Fifth
Gorgeous bonnets and wonderful
creations, examples of the French
and American modistes' art, were
seen, bravely defying the onslaughts
oT the elements. The ranks of the
parade were a bit thin, but the daunt
less ones, in outfits more suited for
Palm Beach than Fifth avenue in the
early and uncertain days of spring,
stepped forth to admire and be ad
Probably never before has mere
man loomed so large as a contender
for sartorial honors. Not only were
the young men resplendent; they were
"gaudy." According to quotations by
New York clothiers, the very latest
styles in "business"
$100, while evening
The avenue saw
suits come to
clothes cost at
suits of many
colors and curs. There were fancy
topped shoes, too, that would make
a barber pole jealous. Trousers were
tight, baggy and just loose, while the
rainbow-hued shirts intensified the
The women, for the most part, wore
heavy fur neckpieces with their
spring suits and almost all carried
gaily-colored parasols. Hundreds mo
tored to church instead of risking
costly silks and satins in the rain.
They presented a flash of color amid
the downpour as they hurried from
their cars to the houses of worship
Probably the greatest throng In the
history of the churches crowded into
the edifices for the special Easter
ANNE MARTIN WILL RUN
Nevada Woman, Defeated for Sen
ate Once, to Try Again.
WASHINGTON, April 4. Anne Mar
tin, defeated two years ago for the
United States senate in Nevada, an
nounced from her headquarters here
today that she would make the race
again this year for the republican
nomination. Miss Martin said she
would accept the nomination it of
fered on her platform, which included
opposition to the peace treaty and
the league of nations.
Miss Martin declared that under no
circumstances would she make a lone
fight in the primary against a bi
partisan fusion candidate and if so
opposed would run as an independent.
WHISKY LOOT IS $850,000
Theft of 18.000 t.ailons From
Warehouse Is Reported.
CINCINNATI, April 4. Sixteen
thousand gallons of whisky were
stolen from bonded warehouses of Old
76 distillery, near Newport, Ky., ac
cording to revenue officers.
The liquor was. valued at $S50,000.
The discovery of the theft was made
yesterday after an inventory of the
stock. This was the fonrth theft of
large quantities of whisky in ;nt
Covington revenue district this year.
WEEKLY PAY DAY WANTED
St. Louis Terminal Yard Clerks
Strike to Enforce Demand.
ST. LOUIS. April 4. The yard clerks
employed in the terminal here by the
St. Louis & San Francisco railroad
struck yesterday to enforce demands
for a weekly instead of a monthly
Freight movement has been delayed.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 57
deffreea; minimum. 4rt decrees.
TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds.
Fi-fehting with reds in Germany 'relaxes on
France considers further occupation of
Germany as protective measure in Ruhr
situation. Page 2.
Strong-arm regime continues in Germany.
Irish malcontents use fire as weapon.
Strike in Denmark remains effective.
Decadent Rome surpassed by America in
orgy of wasteful spending.' Page 5.
Teachers ask republican party for educa
tional piank. Page 1.
Alaska fishermen favor 26 per cent wage
increase. Page 1 1.
Bishop M. S. Hughes of Oregon dies.
April primaries to be decisive for presi
dential candidates. Page 1.
Resplendent man comes into own in Easter
parade. Page 1.
Nine midile-west states raked by Easter
blizzard. Page 11.
Outlaw kills ex-Portland man in posse and
then slays pal in quarrel over loot.
Siberians give 249 rubles for American
dollar. . Page 4.
Oregon atate hospital hens hold record.
Beavers leave Ontario for Salt Lake for
' opening Tuesday. Page 10.
Quartet of heavies finish training for
bouts today. Page 10.
Operations of liquor ring between Portland
and San Francisco ruspected. Page 7.
Boy, 10. victim of accident in 'fight with
police. Page 1.
Northern Pacific president and party due
In Portland today. Page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
National Music club president to arrive
today. Page 9.
Real immortality held proved by Christ's
existence on earth. Page 18.
Possible successor to Dr. John Boyd is
named by Presbyterian committee.
Frank A. Vanderiip to be guest of local
chamber Wednesday. Page 17.
Interest is keen In cereal exhibit. Page 17.
W. H. Pauihamua advocates 10 to 12 cents
for loganberries. Page 16.-
Miety Easter bars debut of bonnets, rase 1.
Ex-Portland Man Dies in
Duel With Robbers.
COMPANION SLAIN IN FLIGHT
Pair Quarrel. Over Loot in
Auto Race to Freedom.
POLICE SCOUR SEATTLE
Duo Caught Holding Cp -1 ifth
Automobile Party Make Dasll
in Midst or I u-illailc
SEATTLE, Wash., April 4. (Spe
cial.) More than 400 policemen, dep
uties and special officers were en
gaged today in a man hunt through
out Seattle for an outlaw known only
as "Blackle," a drug addict. Early
today "Blackic" shot and killed Ray
C. Scott, a deputy sheriff, formerly
of Portland, and later, while making
his escape in an automobile driven
by H. A. Eba, "Blackie" shot and
killed his companion, E. Cady and
stripped Cady of the proceeds of six
automobile robberies which had been
committed by the two men during the
Scott was called here from Portland
last September by Sheriff Stringer to
do special work in connection with
the apprehension of burglars respon
sible for the theft of thousands of
dollars' worth of jewelry' from Seattle
homes. Recently he took, an active
part in the search for the slayer of
Joseph Paschlch, postmaster. at Cum
berland. Cane Held Without Parallel.
Saturday night's series of robberies,
culminating in the shooting of Scott
and the killing of the robber by
"Blackie," police officers said tonight,
is without a parallel in Seattle crim
inal history. The two robbers started
early Saturday night halting auto
mobile parties. Five machines were
stopped on a lonesome stretch of road
near Renton, the occupants robbed of
their valuables and then led to a
nearby cornfield, where they were
bound, gagged and left.
Deputy Sheriff Scott with Herbert
Bcebe, Andrew Vaughan, William
Pynchon and Ed Hughes, all deputies,
had spent the greater part of Satur
day afternoon on a murder north of
the city awtd reported back at the
county Jail at 1 A. M. this morning:.
'They learned at that time of the se
ries of automobile robberies south of
the city and sef out at once.
Robbers Caught at Work.
They scoured the roads in that dis
trict until K45 A. M., when they hap
pened upon the two robbers, guns
drawn and searching the members of
two automobile parties at Rainier
avenue and Donovan street, a few
blocks Inside the city limits.
"Put up your hands," one of the
deputies called out. Scott had not
stepped out of the machine yet. The
deputy's command was met with a
fusillade of shots from the robbers.
The deputies sought cover, better to
single out the outlaws from the group
of persons standing in the roadway
with their hands up and then opened
fire. More than a score of shots were
exchanged. Amid a hail of shot from
the deputies the robbers, pointing
their gun at the driver, H. A. Eba
of 10.020 Rainier avenue, commanded
him to speed up.
Scott Found Dead in Aalo.
With the disappearance of the Eba
machine down the road, the deputies
came into the open, calling to Scott
to start their car. Scott remained
motionless in his seat. On reaching
his side he was found dead, shot
through the head. His pockets had
been turned inside out by the robbers
and his gun and money were missinsr.
The deputies reported some time
later that they were unable to give
chase because the wiring on their
car had been cut by the robbers. In
the meantime, Eba urged his car to
60 miles an hour toward the main
part of the city, prompted by threats
of the robber in the seat behind him
to kill him if he slackened speed
Robber Kills 'Pal" In Car.
He had been under way but a few
minutes when a shot was fired in the
tonneau. Prior to that time he caught
the hum of conversation between the
two robbers. After that he heard
only the voice of one man who thrust
the muzzle of a gun against his head
and shouted to him to speed up
faster. The car was making better
than 60 miles an hour when a police
car flashed by, going to the scene of
At First avenue and Pike street,
the heart of the business district, Eba
was ordered to stop. Covering Eba
with a revolver the robber searched
his companion taking money, jewelry
and a revolver from his pockets and
then darted toward the water front.
Eba notified the police at once. A
cordon of police was thrown about
the entire district. Search' was made
of every room in every house. Later
dozens of other officers were pressed
into service and scope of the .search,
By this afternoon the entire three
rhifts of policemen, including many
from precinct stations, were engaged
in the search. No trace of the robber
has yet been found, however.
Upon the arrival of the police at the
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