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THE MOItyiXG OTtEGOXIAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1920
GET LIFE SENTENCES
Stoop and Henderson Seem
Glad to Escape Gallows.
TWO OTHERS ARE UNEASY
f t y HAM
Iv c rb y and Jja f f cboa n Ya t cl 1 All
Proceedings of Court Closely.
Judge Grants Jjcnicncy.
PKXDLETOX, Or., Sept. 30. (Spe
cial.) As a result of the recommen
dation of the verdict returned late
ast niKht by a circuit court jury
In the trial of Irvin Leroy Stoop and
Kloyd L. Henderson, charged with
rhe rnurdei'of Sheriff Til Taylor here
July 25 lant, Judge G. W. Phelps this
morn in? sentenced the men to life
Imprisonment in the state prniten
t iary. The jury had returned a
verdict of guilty of first-degree mur
der for hot h men, with a recom
mendation of life imprisonment.
ludje I'helps read the verdict of
the jury and spoke briefly on the
bcriotisnes of the offense and the
punishment inflicted upon innocent
partu-s because of their crime. "Bad
hutiinebs." Ihc judwe .said, as be shook
l?is hend and bent down to the desk
in the impressive silence of the court
room. Prisoner Seem Relieved.
As iho Judf;c pronounced the words
of ihr ir sentence a feeling of relief
.seemed to corn- over the two boys
re I ief that he- had accepted the rec
ommendation of the jury and taken
them from the shadow of the gallows.
'io down to Sa lem and behave
yoursrl ves," the cou rt a d vised, "so
that your parents may not suffer more
than nec'ssary lor your behavior."
Turn in?? from the jury which had
con vie ted them of murder, the two
sentenced men led the way from the
courtroom wit h xrave faces, but as
their e.pressions, and as Stoop, the
last to pass out, came to the entrance
a broad smile broke over his flushed
face and half concealing it with his
hands, he passed out.
ObiMenl ins: Murmurn Heard
W i t n esses in the a ud ience a I most
pa sped at what they had seen and a
jrw d isse nt i ng murmurs were heard
by spectators close to the boyB a.s
they went out.
Itelat i vea of the t wo convicted
young men visited them in the office
of the sheriff after sentence had been
.Mot ton for a new trial on several
counts was made by Attorney Lavin
before sentence was passed, but the
court overruled the motion after stat
ing that he appreciated the fact that
the counsel was doing all in his
The task of selecting a jury to
eervo in the trial of Ml vie ). Kerby
aHas Jim Owens and John Laffebean
aliaM .Fack Kathie, remaining two
of the five men indicted for the mur
der of Sheriff Taylor, was started
immediately atter the sentencing or
St oop and H enderson.
Kcrby and l.affebean could not
erase from their countenances the
fear of the gallows which they feel
following the sentencing of Stoop
and Henderson. The men closely H
scrutinized every action of the- court
in its proceed ing this afternoon.
Kerby and Laf febean were. the. two
Jailbreakers who. .with Hart, en
gaged in tho haid-to-hand encounter
in the sheriffs office, where the fatal
fehol wa-s fired.
lrniEDS DKCL-MtK JCDtiE RES--VliTT
PREPARED TO RETIRE.
Portland .Men Being Mentioned as
Possible Successors to Justice
oT Supreme Court.
SALEM, Or.. Sept. ,"!0. (Special.)
Cloo friends of A. S. Bennett, justice
of the supreme court, said last night
that the latter had prepared his resig
nation and that it probably would be
In the hands of Governor Olcott with
in the next day or two.
It was said th resignation would
become effective October 1, although
it mig-ht be necessary to extend the
date because of the inability of the
court to hand down some opinions in
which Justice Betinett is interested
before nrxt Tuesday.
Keports here indicate that either
John McCourt, circuit judge of Mult
nomah county, or Judge Pipes of Port
land, win ue appoinieu uy uuvernar
Olcott to succeed Justice Bennett.
Whether Judge. Pipes would accept
the appointment is not certain, ac
cording to his friends.
Should Justice Bennett resign with
in the next few days, his successor,
to be appointed by G-overnor Olcott,
will serve only until January 1, 1921.
unless elected to the office by the
voters at the general election in No
vember, Should Mr. McCourt be
named to succeed Mr. Bennett the
vacancy of circuit judge in Multno
mah county will be filled through
appointment by the governor.
Justice Bennett, it was said, will
return to eastern Oregon, where he
has large property interests.
This Is a Real Sale
for the Boys!
Boys' Belted Suits
Nearly Every Suit With Two Pairs "Knickers"
Regularly Priced $18, $20, $22.50
The worthiest of fabrics! The smartest of models! Every suit
from my regular stock no odds and ends! Just the kind of suits
you want your boys to wear this fall and winter !
Save From $3.15 to $7.65 on Your Boys' Clothes
Boys' Shop, Second Floor
Leading Clothier Morrison at Fourth
ONE DAY EARLIER THAN WE EXPECTED
TO GIVE IT TO YOU, BUT HERE IT IS IN
ALL ITS WEALTH OF MYSTERY AND FUN.
REPUBLICANS SCORE- BIG
ll.Hl)IN(; I.r.ADS COX I TO 1 IX
Tilliiinook Lives Staufield 2 to 1
Jvrvay tvcr Chamberlain
for V. S. Srnatc.
TILLAMOOK, Or.. Sept. 30. (Spe
cial.) A straw vote was taken by
the Tillamook Headlight, coering
The business district -of Tillamook
and the public, schools.
The vote taken in the city is a pret
ty good indication of the sentiment of
the entire county, which shows plain
ly that Tillamook county is over
whelmingly In ivor of Senator
Hardintr and will Rive the republican
ticket in November a bifi majority.
In tho straw vote Senator Harding
polled 4 to 1 over Cox. while the vot
ing for Vnited States senator pave
K. N. Stanfteld a vote of 2 to 1 over
The vote shows that there were
IS men who voted for Harding and
who also voted for Chamberlain. But
few women, after voting for Hardins.
voted for Chamberlain, which shows
the women have not forprotten 'how
they were fooled four years ago with
the democratic slogan, "He kept u
out of war."
Following is the straw vote taken:
Hardins . !"- SR
Cox .- '
For Wilton's league -4
Against Wilson's league 74 -J
At the Tillamook high school the
vote was as follows:
Harding .. M
Stanfield .- "1
Kor Wilson's league -
Against Wilson's league il
The eighth-grade pupils voted as
Harding '. 2
Vor Wilson'w league..... 21
Against W ilFon s league Al
11 FEVER CASES IN CITY
Typlioid Contraction b$ Xinc Pa
tients From Outside Sources.
Eleven cases of typhoid fever have
been reported to City Health Officer
Varrlsh (Turing the last few days.
Because a check made on these cases
reveals . the fact that the source of
infection in nine of these cases was
outside of Portland. Dr. Parrish yes
terday forwarded a letter to Dr.
Andrew C. Smith, acting state health
officer, detailing each case and its
source of infection.
"Some of the cases have been
brought into the city by strangers
from other cities and some have been
contracted by Portland persons who
have been vacationing outside of
Portland," said Dr. Parrish.
''The two cases where the source of
infection is shown to be Portland
resulted from swimming in the Wil
lamette river or drinking the river
water. This has been determined
by our inspection without any doubt."
Republican Rally Scheduled.
OREGON CITY. Or., Sept. 30.
(Special.) One of the first repub
lican rallies in Clackamas county will
be held at the I. O. O. F. hall at
Sandy, Saturday, at 8 P. M. Walter
Evans district attorney of Multno
mah county will discuss the issues of
the campaign. Candidates for coun
ty offices of Clackamas county will
FOUL PLAY IDEA SCOUTED
LACER BELniVED TO HAVE
JLKFT CITY FOR CAMAS.
Type 57 Cadillac
This is a most remarkable oppor
tunity for you to purchase at a great
reduction one of these excellent cars.
Refinished as it is, this car will
undoubtedly please you to just as
great an extent as a new one.
We will accept- a reasonable pay
ment and give terms on the balance
at a price of
Covey Motor Car Company
Washington St.. at 21st.
Red Substance on Stake Found to
Be Paint and Not Blood, Ac
cording to Police.
Belief that Ban Lacer, 1616 Macrum
street, might have been the victim
of foul play was dispelled yesterday
afternoon when Lieutenant of Inspect
ors Ooltz completed his investigation
into the disappearance of the St. Johns
resident and announced that every in
dication pointed to the fact that Lacer
simply had left home for Camas,
The police were called in to make
the investigation yesterday morning,
when M. J. Epperson, 1601 Newell
street, reported that he had found
what appeared to be blood on the
kitchen floor of the Lacer home. He
said he was to have met Lacer yes
Detectives found a heavy tent stake
smeared with some red substance, but
close examination showed it to be red
paint. It was this paint which Epper
son took to be blood. The detectives
also found a letter which Lacer had
received, notifying him that he could
have employment at Camas.
Mrs. Lacer, who is separated from
her husband, was taken to the de
tective bureau and questioned closely
and the Lacer children wfere placed
j temporarily w-ith the women's pro-
L. Chowing, also of St. Johns', told
the inspectors that he saw Lacer board
an inbound street car on Lombard
street about 6:30 o'clock yesterday
morning, and Lieutenant Goltz is con
fident that the man left on' an early
trein for Camas. Efforts will be made
today to locate him at Camas, but In
view of the fact that there was noth
ing about the home to indicate foul
play, the police have discontinued any
investigation along that line.
76 TONS OF PEARS SOLD
De An jou Yield . Reported to Have
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Sept. 30.
(Special.) The Lorane valley pear
crop has been sold, the total being 76
tons, all Bartletts. The crop would
have been much larger except that
the De Anjou crop was almost a com
The Lorane trees have been produc
ing but two years and the crop this
year is about double that of last year,
with prospects of a tremendous In
crease next- year.
About 6000 boxes of apples will be
shipped out of there this year and
this crop also is a new one which Is
increasing In size rapidly.
A Small-Town Story
Big With Laughter
A BEAUTIFUL PROLOGUE
LIBERTY NEWS PICTORIAL
Enough had happened to keep the whole
blamed town in gossip for a year. Enough
to show 'em what a real detective can do i'or
a beautiful maiden when he dons his trusty .
disguise and gets his clever clues a-workin' !
LIBERTY WORLD'S NEWS
iiitM ft rriY y-irii r tit r-r r 1 1 mn 1 I TiirTnTr!i Ifcrtr.rlMi TMfMftM
LAST TIME TODAY
"LADY ROSE'S DAUGHTER"
Coming Tomorrow, Saturday,
I a Really Laughable
The Story of
Announcing the change of location and personnel of
the former J. R. DAVIDSON ELECTRIC CO., of 309
We are offering for this sale to become better acquaint
ed with, the public especially low prices on high-grade
We have fixtures for every home, also a complete and
new line of household appliances featuring The Eden
Washing Machine, Apex and Royal Vacuum Cleaners,
Universal and Hot-Point Heating Devices.
Also full line of wiring materials of all kinds, Eveready
Flashlights and Westinghouse Lamps, etc.
Come in and see our new store whether you make a
purchase or not.
We are exclusive agents for The Swanlite Farm Light
Mail orders given prompt attention.
SPECIAL For balance of week only two-way light QQ
Blues for only
PHONE MAIN 8048
Free delivery in city.
390 MORRISON ST.
Opposite O. W. K.
TENTH AND WASHINGTON
Night Classes in
Public Speaking and Foreign Trade
(Open to Men and Women)
Conducted by L. Madison Allen, B. A., B. O.
Will Begin on Monday, October 4
Register any time for one or both, or for regular
commercial work. Call, phone Broadway 1821,
or write for further particulars.
Tuition Free to Ex-Service Men
Three-year evening course prepares for C. P. A: Examination
and executive positions. Course leads to B. C. S. Degree.
New Classes Now Forming
School of Business Administration and Accountancy.
Oregon Institute of Technology,
Fourth Floor, Y. M. C. A. Building.