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PORTLAND OKEGOX, ..MONDAY, APRIL 19, l'KiO
PRICK FIVE CENTS
JUNGE, IN DEPUTY'S
APPEARS AT AN EP.
ATTACK ON WILSON ,
BY- KING IS-DENIED
$18,000,000 IS SPENT
DAILY -BY UNCLE SAM
1 AW Tfi I IMIT RFNTS 1
CUSTODY, DUE JODAY;
NOW BEING DRAFTED
ROGUE FISH PACT
Opinion Holds State Law
. Annuls Agreement."
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IIM GOTHAM CHUnCI!
National Delegation to Be
THICK AGENT ACCUSED OF
$100,000 FRAUD ON' WAY.
1XVOY BRANDS "DIPLOMATIC
COST TO RUN GOVERN MEN X
' BASED ON AVERAGE.
PROPOSED AMI - PROFITEER
ING ORD1XVNCE SLATED.
HOOVER IS NOT FORMIDABLE
Defeat of Committeeman!
RESOLUTION IS DRASTIC
Personnel of Kcpi'i-scntalion at
Cliicugo Problematical ; Kace
for Governor Darlw ,
OLY.MPIA. Wash.. April IS. (Spe
cial.) Washington's delegation to the
Chicago convention will loyally sup
port the candidacy of United States
Senator Poindexter as long as he has
a show of being -.ominated, but the
republican state convention at Bell
ingham, which win .select the dele
Kates to the national convention, will
be largely controlled by forces fa
vorable to Major General Leonard
"Wood as second choice. It is Indi
cated by reports from county conven
tions held throughout the state Sat
urday. Showing made by the friends of
Herbert Hoover in counties where
the question of presidential prefer
ence Was raised was not formidable,
while Wood supporters were in the
majority in many of the larger coun
ties, including King. Pierce, Clarke,
Whatcom and Thurston.
Except for instructions for Poin
dexter. the delegations from most of
the counties go to the state, conven
tion untrammeled by resolutions from
their local conventions. The potable
exceptions are a resolution by the
King county convention demanding
the defeat of S. A. Perkins of Ta
coma as a candidate for national
committeeman to succeed himself, And
instructions by the Pierce county con
vention for Guy E. Kelly for Perk
ins' place on the national committee.
Perkins' Drft Complete.
The decisive eliruinatfon of National
unmitteeman Perkhis was the out-
H Hiding feature of Saturday's con
vfntion. His overwhelming defeat in
Pierce, his home county, removed him
from further consideration as a can
didate. In King county, the Perkins
rissue was injected into the Seattle
Lt-onvention by County Chairman
lleeves Aylmore Jr., who pleaded for
the retention of the present repre
sentative in the national council of
It had been tacitly agreed by
leaders in Seattle that the Perkins
light should be held in abeyance
tintil after the selection of the "state
delegation to the national conven
tion at the Bellingham meeting. 'Ayr
more's action in asking retention of
Perkins resulted in the introduction
of a resolution denouncing the pres
ent committeeman in terms so drastic
chat even its supporters argued modi
fication of the language. As modi
fied the resolution declared that "the
seeds of the party demand a change
In Uie national committeeman from
this state and that S. A. Perkins
huld not be re-elected." In a con
vention -of more than 1000, scarcely
e dozen voles were cast against tile
Charles Lund Suggested.
With Perkins out of the contest it
!s learned today that eastern Wash
ington will enter a candidate for rep
resentation on the national commit
tee. While no candidate has been'
agreed upon there is understood fco
bo considerable sentiment in favor of
placing Charles Lund of Spokane in
the race. Some time ago Lund was
lrequently mentioned for the place
and developed strong support, but ac-.
tive efforts '.n his behalf were with
held pending the outcome of the op
position to the re-election of Perkins.
So far Guy L. Kelly, former speaker
of the house in the slate legislature.
backed by the indorsement of Pierce
county, is the only avowed candidate
for the place. The large number of
uninstructed delegations to the state
convention leaves the personnel of
Washington's national delegation still
problematical. Jt is generally con
ceded that there will be an equal divi
sion of delegates at large between the
eastern and western sides of the
state. As a result of the Spokane
county convention it appears likely
that Thadus S. Lane of Spokane
will be one of the two delegates at
large from the east side.
Mack K. Gdw t.etn Support.
Mack F. Gose, former member of
the supreme eburt and recently elect
ed state senator from Garfield, Asotin
and Columbia counties, is also strong
ly supported as one of the "big four."
On the west side King county has in
dorsed the candidacy of George H.
Walker of Seattle for delegate at
large, and his selection by the state
convention seems assured. A half doz
en others are suggested as available
and willing candidates for the re
maining place and both the southwest
and northwest sections may have can
didates in the race when the conven
tion meets April 27, Jefferson county
has indorsed It. W. Condon for one of
the delegates at large and Dr. P. H.
Carlyon of Olympla, Mark Reed of
Mason county, and Henry McCleary of
Grays Harbor, are also being dis
cussed. As the national committee-
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Schirmer on Way From Scotland,
X. I)., Telegraphs Sherifr Hurl
burt; Prisoner's Bluff Called.
Deputy Sheriff Schlrmer yesterday
was en route from Scotland, S. D..
with August Junge, motor truck
sales agent, wanted in this city on
charges of having perpetrated fraudu
lent business deals involving amounts
estimated to aggregate $100,000, and
will arrive, in Portland with his pris
oner today, according to a telegram
received by Sheriff Hurlburt yester
day. The telegram was dispatched by
Deputy Sheriff Schirmer from Miles
City, Mont., and said: "Am on way.
Will arrive Monday, night."
Junge was reported to have em
ployed council in Scotland and to have
announced that, if the authorities at
Scotland were not-permitted to take
him west, he could fight extradition.
Sheriff Hurlburt merely "called his
bluff by dispatching Deputy Sheriff
Schirmer armedjvith the necessary
papers to obtain his extradition and
bring him to this city to stand trial-
Junge, who was head of the sales
agency of the Diamond T truck com
pany in this city, disappeared about
three weeks ago after alleged defalca
tions of about $100,000. .
About the same time 35 motorcars,
including 19 valuable trucks, disap
peared from the salesrooms of the
agency. They were said to have been
taken away by persons who had
claims to them as a result of purchase
or money lent to Junge.
WHITEFIELD IS ACQUITTED
Charge of Killing Honduras Ex-Consul-Generul
NEW ORLEANS, La., April 18. An
drew J. Whitefield last night was ac
quitted by a Jury of the charge of
having murdered Dr. Leopold Cordova,
ex-consul-general of Honduras, on
November 11. 1919. The jury was out
just 14 minutes.
Dr. and Airs. Cordova were fired on
a lonely spot on the Dowman road,
about rive miles from the city, the
consul-general being instantly killed
and his wife severely wounded.
STEAMER IN DISTRESS
K. A. Morse in Sinking Condition
aoo .Miles East of bandy Hook.
NEW YORK, April 18. The ship
ping board steamer E. A. Morse,
bound from New York to Genoa, re
ported - by- wireless today that she
was in a. sinking condition,. S00 miles
west of Sandy Hook and jn imme
diate need of assistance. . .
The message- said the vessel 'miglit
be able to keep afloat two or three
MISSISSIPPI LEVEE BREAKS
Bank Goes Out South of Xew Or
leans; Orange Groves Flooded.
NEW ORLEANS, La.,-April 18. The
first bre.-k of the Mississippi levee
system resulting from present flood
conditions came last flight when a
section f the west bank caved in
just above Fort Jackson. 50 miles
south of this city, carrying with it
430 feet of that levee.
Two feet of water is pouring
through the crevices over orange
groves and a rich trucking section.
WEAVERS PLAN . STRIKE
Demand for 60 Per Cent Increase
in Wages to Be Enforced.
BLACKBURN, England. April 18.
At a meeting last night or delegates
representing every section of the
weaving branch of . the Lancashire
district, it was decided to tender
strike, notices to force .compliance of
the demand for a SO per cent increase
A quarter of a million operatives
will be affected.
CARMEN ASK $1 AN HOUR
Detroit Company Employes to De
mand Extra Pay for Overtime.
DETROIT. Mich., April 18. Street
car men last night drew up a wage
schedule for presentation to the De
troit United Railways company, under
i which $1 an hour is demanded for
, men in the service one year or longer.
Time and one-half for overtime.
Sunday and holiday work also is
BRYAN FOR ARMY BONUS
Tax on "Big Business"' Advocated
to Raise Fund. ' -
WAKEFIELD. N-eb., April 18. Dis.
cussing national issues to a -crowd
here Saturday, W. J. Bryan declared
his opposition to compulsory military
training. He said he was in favor of
a bonus being paid to discharged sol
diers, the money to be raised by ad
ditional taxes on "big business."
It was a disgrace, he said, to make
the league of nations a political issue.
WAR'S END SET OFFICIALLY
Spain's Ministers Decide January
10. 192 0, Conflict Closed.
MADRID. April 18. The ministers
of state have decided that the date
when the European war terminated
must be regarded as January 10, 1920,
so far as contracts are concerned.
But so far as Spain was concerned,
the ministers agreed, the state of war
between the United -States and Ger
many,and between the allies and Ger
many still continued.
All but Few Points Pvjrt
Most Crews Bv.
PASSENGER TRAFFIC NORMAL
Progress Reported in Moving
PAY DEMANDS GIVEN UP
Grievances of Returning Employes
In Many Cases Will Be Sub
mitted to Labor Board'?
(By- the Associated Press.)
The nation-wide railroad strike
Except in a few isolated sections
railroad officials reported last night
the bulk of the men who followed
the leadership of John Grunau of
Chicago, had returned to work. N6r
mal passenger service had been vir
tually restored, they said, while Sub
stantial progress had been made in
moving the vast amount of freight
that has been accumulating through
out the country, especially Jn the
east, during the past three weeks.
Many -of the strikers went out
without presenting any. ' grievances
and later announced that .failure to
receive increases -in wages granted
to other railroad men prompted their
Striker Generally Itrlun.
The strikers, who acted in defiance
of their railroad brotherhood chiefs.
have generally returned without any
definite promises of more pay.
In many cases, however, they have
been- assured their demands will be
presented to President Wilson's la
bor board which is empowered under
the federal transportation act to set
tle disputes between the railroads
and their men. The board is now
sitting in Washington.
In Chicago, the original strike cen
ter, railroad officials reported the
strike had lost its effectiveness.
In New. York it was apparent That
most of the strikers, whose numbers
were variously estimated from 4000
to 20,000, had returned.
Detroit to l'e Volunteers.
In Detroit an attempt will be made
today to resume switching operations
with volunteer crews. In Cleveland
all local freight terminals, with the'
exception of the New York Central,
Collinwood yards and the Erie rail
road, were still tied up, but passen
ger service through- the Union sta
tion was normal.
The return today of several hun
dred striking Baltimore & Ohio
trainmen of the Connellsvllle-Pitts-burg
division Is expected to . mark
general resumption of freight service
in that district. '
Virtually normal conditions - were
reported in the Buffalo, Toledo and
Philadelphia distri ts.
CONGESTION" HERE CLEARS
New Crews Put on and Third of
Normal Number at Work.
Congestion of freight throughout
Portland, caused by the strike of
switchmen here, was being rapidly
cleared yesterday, the situatt6n veer
ing toards normal as additional
switching crews were added.' A num
ber of additional crews were put on
by the different lines in the city dur
ing the day, and when the late shifts
went on yesterday about one-third of
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Story of English King Criticising
President to Nipponese Dele-'
gates Declared Fabricated.
j WASHINGTON, D. C., April 18. Re
ports published In this country to the
effect that the 'Japanese diet had
been prorogued last month by Pre
mier Hara to prevent a discussion of
"a 'diplomatic, blunder" which", in
volved President Wilson's name, have
reached Japan and caused the foreign
of f ice, to" issue a formal denial.'
According to the published story.
King George of England, in private
conversation, with Marquis Saionji and
Baron Makino, the two Japanese dele
gates at the peace conference, was
said to have referred to President
Wilson as "an officious busybody
who wanted to. measure the whole'
world with his republican . foot rule
and alter everything that did not
square with the constitution of the
King George - was further quoted
as expressing regret that through
American objection at Versailles, the
Japanese claim for racial equality was
not included in the treaty.
Political enemies of the -j present
Japanese cabinet are charged with
responsibility for the circulation of a
story which" has brought a formal de
nial from Ambassador Shfdohara. who
is at San Fra-ncisco, where he has just
met his wife and children on their
arrival from Japan. Ambassador
Shidehara telegraphed, the embassy
"Certain newspapers in this coun
try have lately published a story cir
culated in Japan which speculates
upon the contents of a suppressed
statement In a recent bulletin of the
Japanese foreign office, giving an ac
count "of -a visit to London of the
Japanese delegates to the peace con
ference. "As a result of inquiries made of
the foreign office In Tokio, the Jap
anese embassy is authorized to deny
in the most categorical terms the au
thenticity of such a story in whole
or in part. The Japanese government
has not at any time received any In
formation from its delegates of the
nature as reported, in the press rela
tive to the remarks made by his maj
esty, the king, to the Japanese dele
gates on the occasion of the audience
rendered to them." ,
SUN PLEASES FRUIT MEN
Rood River Orchardist Forsake
Church, for Spraying.
HOOD RIVER, Or., April 18. (Spe
cial.) Warm sunshine and a calm
made today1 ideal for spraying and
scores of orchardist's, wnose opera
tions have been seriously retarded for
the past two weeks because of con
tinued rains, forsook church services
and sprayed apple trees.. The weath
er brought forth hundreds of motor
ists and valley highways were crowd
ed this afternoon.
Cherry trees are in full bloom and
pears are just bursting their blossoms.
The promise of a dry week with busy
insects to aid in pollenisallon, grow
ers say, will insure a fine crop of
ARMY ESSAY PRIZESOUT
Donald L. Campbell, Clinton, la..
15 Years Old, Wins First.
WASHINGTON, D. ' C April 18.
Donald L. Campbell, a 13-year-old
high school student of Clinton, Iowa,
was announced today as first prize
winner in the army national school
contest for the best essay on the
benefits of enlistment in the army.
Second prize went to Marjorie
Sheet,' Chillicothe. Mo., and third
to Sallie Brown Eason. Olive Branch,
Miss. Medals will be awarded by
Secretary Baker to the winners, who
will get a free trip to Washington.
First Nine Months of Fiscal "Year
Require $3,028,176,000 to
WASHINGTON, April 18. It cost
$5,028,176,000 to run the government
for the- first nine months of the fiscal
year, and taking' this as an average,
treasury officials said today' that to
tal government .expenditures for the
12-month period ending June 30, next,
would "reach approximately $6,750.
000.000 o'r nearly $18,000,000 a day.
Further appropriations by congress
and the soldier '.bonus, which is, esti
mated, will cost the government
$1,000,000,006. are. not Included. Ltst
December Secretary Glass figured
that running expenses would amount
to $6,097,237,000, but he did not take
into account the loss in government
operation of railroads.
The principal items' which go . to
make up the nine months' expenses
are: War department $1.301. 605.000;
railroad administration, $776,590,000;
navy department, $621,364,000; ship
ping board, $433,100,000. and interest
on the publl, debt.' $664,923,000. Con
gress has spent for Its own main
tenance $15,309,000. and the executive
offices cost $6,177,000.
THIEF BURNS TOY RABBIT
Door of Home Smashed Open With
Ax; Burglar' Gets 50 Cents.
A door in the home of H. B. Watt.
361 East Twenty-sixth street, was
smashed open last night with an axe
and the place ransacked by a burglar,
who set Are to a toy rabbit and left
it blazing In the building. The thief
obtained only 50 cents, and the police
believe that the Are was started acci
dentally. Inspectors - Leonard -"and Hel'yer.
.who investigated, reported that the
thief had smashed the door open with
an axe and had loft the axe lying on
a table inside. "The intruder had
worked by candle light, and the in
spectors decided that the toy rabbit
which stood on a table, had caught
fire accidentally from the candle. ' The
lire damaged "nothing but the rabbit.
FRENCH LAND IN TURKEY
Armenians Covering Debarkation
Wiped Out; ' Advance Slight.
CONSTANTINOPLE. April 18. (By
the Associated. Press.) A French
cruiser landed three battalions of in
fantry, some batteries and cavalry at
Meslna, Asia Minor, on April 14. ac
cording to anr official communication
issued by Mustapha Keinal Pasha,
leader of the nationalist government.
Armenian volunteers covered the
landing but, says the communication,
were wiped out, and the French were
unable to advance further than the
protection of their naval guns.
DENIMSWORN TO CHURCH
Bible Class, 85 Strong, Introduces
Fad at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 18. Blue den
ims made their first appearance here
today as church-going garb, being in
troduced by the members of a Meth
odist church bible class 85 strong. '
A local hotel announced that over
alls for bellboys and khaki for maids
would hereafter be "regulation."
TRIPLE ALLIANCE FAILS
Spokane County Unit Dissolves" Or
. . ganization by 17-to-l Vote.
SPOKANE, Wash., April 18. The
Spokane County Triple Alliance went
out of existence today.
At a meeting attended by IS ac
credited delegates it was decided by
a vote of 17 to 1 to dissolve and turn
over all papers and assets to the
political committee of the Central
REPLY GIVEN TO COMMISSION
Season's Length Fixed Only
by Statute, Is Ruling.
PEACE MOVE GETS BLOW
Plan of Commercial and Sports
men's Factions to End Fight
Is Hit by Attoric-Geiieral.
SALEM.. Or., April IS. (Special.)
The Oregon statutes plainly provide
for ORen and closed seasons for com
mercial fis'htng on the Rogue river
and any attempt of the state fish and
game commission to abrogate or sus
pend, these laws in compliance with
an agreement entered Into between
the Macleay Estate company, the
Rogue River Fish and Game Protec
tive association of. Medford. the Ash
land Fish arid Game Protective asso
ciation and other kindred organiza
tions of southern Oregon would be in
valid, according to a written opinion
given by Attorney-General Brown
. By the attorney-general's opinion,
the agreement recently entered into
between the sportsmen of southern
Oregon aixi the Macleay interests,
whereby it was hoped that the com
mercial and sportsmen's factions
would be brought together and their
long-standing differences .settled, is
held void and cannot be put into op
eration through any rule or order of
the state fish and game commission.
ARrmiir.t Held Invalid.
"I am of the opinion," said the attorney-general,
"that ull parties in
terested in the question of the pres
ervation of fish on the Rogue river
and in the commercial aspects of the
business must take the matter to the
legislature or the people for settle
ment. 'Under the present statutes, the
board is powerless to carry out the
terms Of the agreement.
"That the Rogue river fishing con
troversy should be settled and settled
correctly is certain and that this
probably can be done only by mutual
compromise may seen! apparent, but
the people directly or through their
representatives must settle the legis
lative questions involved. Just how
far ' the legislature can authorize a
commission and make rules and regu
lations covering the subject of the
agreement at issue, it is not necessary
now to determine. The agreement is
invalid as the statutes cannot be an
nulled by contract.
Clause In Part Ifnrd.
"The agreement mentioned in the
letter from the fish and game com
mission asking for an opinion pro
hibits the use of all seines, set nets,
diver nets, and trammel nets on or in
the Rogue river. It further provides
that all commercial fishing other
than by hook and line shall be con
fined to the use of drift nets having
a mesh of not less than 8 inches,
and that the commercial fishing sea
son shall be from April 15 to Septem
ber 10 of each year, with the excep
tion of from 6 o'clock P. M., Satur
days to 6 o'clock P. M. Sundays. Also
that no commercial net fishing above
the township line dividing. ranges 13
and 14. where the same Intersects
Rogue river, shall be permitted, with
(Concluded on Fuse 2. Column 3.)
AT THE SAME TIME?
Introduction of Measure in Coun
cil on Wednesday Is Sched
uled; Probe Provided.
The present week" will witness the
launching of the civic campaign
against rent profittering. with a com-
jmittee of investigation appointed by
me major and empowered by a spe
cial ordinance, which will be intro
duced to the council at a meeting
Wednesday. The ordinance is now
betng drawn by Deputy City Attorney
Inquiry into alleged Instances of
rent profiteering will be made by the
committee of three, one member of
which is to be a public accountant,
with authority to consult the books
of landlords and determine whether
the rentals charged are in excess of
a fair return upon the, property, or
have been exhorbitantly advanced.
Appointment of the committee will be
announced as soon as the ordinance
has been enacted.
"If the validity of this ordinance is
attacked," said Mayor Baker, "we will
fight for" it in. the courts. But it
should be borne well in mind that the
purpose of the measure is not to em
barrass the honest landlord, and that
only profiteers have anything to fear
from its action."
The crusade against immoderate
rentals will admit, it was said, that
certain advances in rent are justified
by current conditions, but will in each
instance under Investigation definite
ly establish a line of demarcation be
tween fair and exhorbitant profits.
4 HURT IN AUTO WRECK
M ;i'l i i nc Overturns in Darkness on
Road Near Pendleton.
PENDLETON. Or., April IS. (Spe
cial.) Four men. Nate Raines, stock
man, Seth Richardson, dairyman. Ed.
Barr. driver of the machine, and an
unidentified passenger, were Injured
last night when their auto overturned
on the Wild Horse road near here.
The lights on the machine, it was
reported, dimmed just before it struck
a piece of the road w-hi.-h i, .i i.
imaged by winter rains.
. the driver lost control of his ma
chine and It overturned, pinning two
of the men underneath. None of the
men were seriously injured as neigh
bors and friends In a passing auto ex
Uicated them from their difficulties
The accident occurred at about the
same p. ace where J. F. Robinson and
G. S. Hoisington were killed last win
ter. I. W. W. VOTE FOR STRIKE
Butte Organization Decides on
VaIkout of .Miners.
Bl'TTB, Mont.. April IS. At a
meeting tonight local I. V. W. and
the one big union decided to call a
strike of men employed in Butte
The strike order Is effective im
mediately. SPAIN J0INSAIR LINE
Nation Decides to Enter European
P.ILBOA, Spain, April 18. Spain
has decided to enter the system of
European aerial communication.
A gigantic aerodrome will be estab
lished here as the starting place for
postal flights between Bilboa and
JUDGE CORNISH IS DEAD
.Associate Justice of Nebraska Court
Succumbs at til.
LINCOLN. Neb.. April IS. Judge
I Andrew J. Cornish, associate judge
of the Nebraska supreme court, drop
ped aeaa toiugnt wnue seatea in me
billiard room of the Commercial club.
He was 64 years of age.
INDEX OF lODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. Cti
defcreee; minimum. 7 lesreea.
TODAY'S Cloudy and cooler: southwest
Chihuahua troops balk on attack against
Souora. Page 3. .
Japanese troops clafch with Chinese.
Bis tajc in France is bitterly opposed.
Japan uVnles story of Kins tleorge criticis
ing t're&ident tV'llsoii. Page 1.
Wealthy vestryman slain in fashionable
New York church. Page 1.
Switchmen's strike seems to have collapsed.
Mid-western railways blocked by record
" blizzard. Page 4.
Wood's managers claim 23 delegate:?.
Pari fie Northwest.
Washington delegates for Wood. rage 1.
I ltogue river fishing agreement invalid, de
clares siiurnrj -nciiriaj. case i .
Agricultural college announced results of
experiments to improve fertility of orch
ards. Page 1.
Coast league scores: Sacramento 5-7. Port
land tt-8: San Krancis-o 10-6. Oakland
-3: Los Angeles O-O. Vernon 5-4: Salt
Lake 14-5. Seattle 4-4. Page 10
Guards' win exhibition game against Bill
Heale's Kirkp&tricks. Page lo.
Fred Fulton explains fight with Thomp
son Page 11.
Commercial and Marine.
Eastern Planet here to load flour. Page 11.
Germany preparing to fight for trade. Page
Portland and Vicinity.
Ordinance, aimed at rent profiteers, is be
ing drafted. Page I.
Dr. Stanfleld declares Bible Is vital to
good life. Page 5.
Sliocw advance, but hide prices show small
advance comoarati el v. Page 3.
1 Local metal plant lo hold open house.
Investors lured by German mark. Page IT.
Junre. in custody of deputy, due hers
today. - Page 1--
Maniac Shoots as Choir
RICH WORSHIPERS IN PANIC
Assailant Captured in Chase
DR. JAMES MARC0E KILLED
Kcd Literature Found in Prison
er's Luggage ; Escape From
NCW YOfiK, April 18. Dr. James
Markoe, a well known eurgeon. was
shot and killed today while taking
up the offering at the morning serv
ice in the fashionable St. George
Protestant Kpiscopal church. Fifteenth
street and Stuyvesant Tlace, in the o'.d
aristocratic district of New York.
His assailant was captured after a
short chase by a group of parishioners
headed by William Fellowes Morgan,
president of the Merchants' associa
tion of New York; Dr. G. E. Brewer
and J. Morgan Jones. At the East
Twenty-second street police station,
the prisoner gave his name as Thomas
V. Shelley and later as Thomas W.
Sinipkin. The police said he told then-j
he had escaped Thursday from the
Eastern state hospital for the insane
at Williamsburg. Va,
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lr. Markoe, a wealthy vestryman of
the church, was a friend and personal
physician to J. F. Morgan, also a
parishioners there. He was 36 years
Tli church was crowded with
parishioners, many of them represent
ative of the wealthiest famiels in New
York. lr. Markoe was walking down
the left aisle taking up the collection
while the choir was singing an an
them. Shelley, who was seated next
to the aisle, whinped out a revolver
and fired. The bullet struck Dr. Mar
koe over the left eye and he collapsed
in the aisle.
Several women screamed and men
rushed from their seats. Shelley, with
the revolver in his hand. leaped over
the body of the physician and started
to run out of the church. The choir,
led by Charles Safford. continued
singing in an effort to quiet the con
gregation. Mayer Continues Shootlna;.
Shelley continued shooting. His
second shot, directed at members of
the congregation, who were pursuing
him. went wild. John C. Ticdmat:.
the sexton, dropped to the floor In
time to escape the third bullet, which
grased the cheek of J. Morgan Jones.
Shelley then ran from the church
into Stuyvesant square. Dr. Brewer
was the first man to reach him. He
grabbed the man's arm, but Shctlcy
managrcd to riggle himself loose long
enough to fire another shot, which
grazed Dr. Brewer's thigh. Several
other members of the congregation
threw Shelley to the ground and
were holding hiin down when a po
liceman arrived, handcuffed the pris
oner and look him to the police
Meanwhile 'Dr. Markoe had been
carried out of the church and placed
in an automobile. As lie was being
lifted into the car h regained con
sciousness long enough to say:
Prominent PrrnoBm in Church.
"i will be all right," and then col
lapsed. He was rushed to a hospital,
but was dead when taken into that
In the church at the time were
George YV. Wickersham, ex-Cnited
States attorney-general: Herbert L.
Satterlee. brother-in-law of J. I'. Mor
gan, and Mrs. Satterlee, and many
other prominent persons. Mr. Mor
gan, who is a member of the church
and whose father was a vestryman
there, was not present.
Shelley freely admitted that he had
shot Dr. Markoe, according to the po
lice. '"There are a lot more who are
going to get it, too." he is reported to
have said when questioned by police
Search of a suitcase Shelley had
checked at the F'ennsyl vania terminal
revealed, the police say. several radi
cal papers and pamphlets. He also
had a draft card showing he had reg
istered September 12. 1918. under the
name of Thomas W. Simpkin, Sauk
1. W. W. Sympathy Drnlrd.
The prisoner told the detectives he
had received the literature from a
man named "Miller" whose first name
he could not remember.
"My memory is very bad." he said.
"Are you an I. W. W.S2" he was
"No." lie replied. "I am against the
I. W. W. because they don't give
credit to the brains of the country."
He said one of the things he was
certain about was that he had never
seen Dr. Markoe before. He told a
rambling story of his movements
covering the seven years he has been
in Canada and the L'nited States. We
came to America from London, Ens
land, where he was born.
He enlisted in the Canadian army
and was about to sail, overseas, he
said, when he learned his wife had
become a mother. He asked for a
transfer to an organization stationed
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