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VOL. LX-XO. 18.935
Entered at Portland (Orejron)
Postoff tee as Second-Clams Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1921 '
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WIFE, KILLS HIMSELF
THOMAS HAM PICKS' SUICIDE AT
NEW WHEAT DISCOUNT
FIXED AT CONFERENCE
IDAHO BANK ROBBED;
TWO SUSPECTS TAKEN
OXE IS SHOT IX LEG BEFORE
VETERANS HOIST FLAG
LOWERED FOR ALBERS
STATE BACKS UP
DEALERS AXD GROWERS
CIDB OX SCHEDULE.
50 FORCE WAY IXTO SOCIAL
TCRX VEREIX BUILD IX G.
George Shepard, Jilted,
Takes Two Lives.
MBS. ANNA BAIRD IS KILLED
Man Enters House, Is Told to
' Leave, Then Shoots.
WOMAN, 60, SEES DEED
Attentions Declared to Have Been
Scoffed At Bodies Clasped
In Death Grip.
George Shepard, a carpenter, shot
and instantly killed Mrs. Anna
Baird, 4i years old and divorced, at
144 Eleventh street at 9:45 o'clock
last night, then' turned the revolver
upon himself with fatal results. Both
were dead when police, five minutes
later, reached the house.
The shooting: was said to have re
sulted from the rejection of Shepard
as a suitor for the hand of Mrs. Baird.
According to stories told by persons
who were acquainted with her, she
had been accepting attention from
Shepard for several months, but had
rejected him. It was said that she
made light of him to other friends.
Account Given by Friend.
An account was given by Mrs. Allie
Fleenor, a friend of the woman, who
was in a room in the rear of the hall
way in which the shooting occurred.
She said that Mrs. Baird was stand
ing at the telephone when Shepard
entered the house and the following
conversation ensued: "
"George, don't you come in here any
further or I will call the police and
have you put out."
Mrs. Fleenor could not remember
whether the man said anything or
r.ot. but she asserted that Mrs. Baird
continued warning him against being
iu the house until he fired at her.
She was of the opinion that he
thought Mrs. Baird was calling the
Bodies Are iu Hallway.
However, Mrs. Fleenor could give
but a sketch of the relations between
the two, as she had reached the lodg
ing house of her friend only an hour
or two prior to the tragedy. She
was to take care of the house while
Mrs. Baird went away on a vacation,
When police arrived the couple
were lying in the hallway of the
building, which is an old-style struc
ture of about 25 years ago. Shepard
was on his back, his head toward the
street, and his victim lay in his arms,
her head on his breast. She had evi
dently fallen forward. It was thought
that she received two wounds, while
one bullet sufficed to put the mur
derer out of reach of the law. Mrs.
Baird was dressed in a "homey" garb
of some diaphanous black material
and wore no shoes. She had been
preparing to leave the house when
Shepard made his Ill-fated call.
Dinner for Two Recalled.
Mrs. Fleenor, who was the nearest
witness of the affray, is 60 years old
and has been employed as second
maid In the establishment of Rupert
Hauser, 23 Shenandoah drive. In
attempting to aid authorities In un
covering the motive for the crime,
she told them that Mrs. Baird had
entertained a man, whom she thought
was Shepard, at luncheon yesterday.
The pair seemed happy, she said,
cooking their lunch on the stove in
Mrs. Fleenor's room and having a
Mrs. Fleenor did not remain in the
house during his visit, but she as
serted that to her knowledge there
had been no quarrel of any nature
between the man and the woman
whom the coroner found locked in
the embrace of death.
Two neighbors, Mrs. J. W. Forrester
and Esther Gordon, 150 Eleventh
street, beard the three shots. They
were acquainted to an extent with
both principals. Mrs. Forrester said
that she knew from what Mrs. Baird
bad said to her and in her presence
that Shepard had proposed several
times, but that each time he had been
refused. She said that he had been
in the habit of visiting the house and
of washing dishes and helping with
the housework. That Mrs. Baird did
not appreciate his efforts to win her
were evident from statements at
tributed to her by both of the neigh
bors. ' 'i,
x "She called him 'easy and made fun
of him because he wanted to marry
her," Mrs. Forrester said. She in
timated at the same time that she
had a certain amount of sympathy for
Other'a Story Nearly Same.
Miss Gordon told substantially the
came etory. She added that she
thought Shepard was an ironworker
or followed the shipbuilding trade,
but that she could not be positive.
Until the police and coroner have
made a complete investigation the
life details concerning the pair will
not be available.
Mrs. Baird was said to have been
divorced in Portland and through the
procecainss sue ouiaiaeu line, u was
L'" taici. to the house In which the shoot
ing occurred. fcne maae ner living
renting rooms of the capacious old
bouse to transients and she had a
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Death Follows Arraignment at In
sanity Hearings Humiliation
Reported to Be Cause.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., July 28.
(Special.) Thomas Hampton, 60-year-old
retired lumberman, tonight
shot, and killed himself after he had
wounded his wife, but not seriously.
The couple had been having trouble
of late and recently had been living
The arraignment of Hampton yes
terday at an insanity hearing was
said to have brought their troubles
to a climax.
Hampton had been brooding over
the humiliation brought on him by his
wife's charge that he was insane. She
caused his arrest, but he was dis
charged by the county court, three
physicians and a half score of busi
ness associates testifying to his san
ity. This afternoon Mrs. Hampton, ac
cording to "WilMam S. Femberton of
San Francisco, brother-in-law of the
dead man, telephoned Hampton at his
home saying she was coming to re
move her belongings. Hampton told
her to come and take them and stay
away forever thereafter.
"I don't think she'll have the nerve
to come. 1 don't believe she'll face
me," Hampton told Femberton.
When Mrs. Hampton came her hus
band was lying down. She, asked to
see him, and Femberton refused her
admission to his room. She took a
seat on the porch. Soi suddenly -that
she says he must have crept on tip
toe across the- floor to avoid making
a noise, Himpton appeared and, with
out a word, fired two shots from a
revolver atjier. one piercing her left
arm. Had Hampton's dog, lying on
the floor beside her. not trreeted his
master with thumDinfr tail. Mrs. I
Hampton says she believes she would
have been killed. But the noise caused
her to turn a second before Hampton
fired, and the bullet intended for her
heart lodged in her arm. The next
shot went wild.
Femberton beard the shots and
rushed from a rear room. He grap
plied with Hampton and endeavored
to wrest the revolver away. Mrs.
Hampton and a friend who had ac
companied her fled to a neighbor's
home. Hampton retreated into the
house with Pemberton clinging to
him. He finally wrested free, dodged
into a room, slammed the door and
fired a shot into his own brain.
As the pair struggled across the
floor, Pemberton said, Hampton de
clared he did not know jwhat made
him shoot his wife. He said he was
awakened from sleep by her voice,
and it brought back all his humilia
tion, and in a delirium of rage he had
rushed forth, not knowing what he
intended to do.
It developed at the Insanity hear
ing that Hampton had refused to deed
half of his property, estimated to be
worth $60,000, to his wife, and that
he had canceled her as beneficiary in
his life insurance policy, substituting
his sister. ,
The Hamptons had been married 23
years. They came here from Canton,
Mo., about 14 years ago.
INVALIDS THRONG SHRINE
Sick and Maimed Seek Cure of Ills
at Feast of St. Anne.,
QUEBEC, July '28. More sick and
maimed have journeyed this year to
be cured at the shrine of St. Anne de
Beaupre than before, and the price of
accommodations in the small village
advanced to high levels. Cots hav !
been placed on roofs, verandas and i
balconies of nearly every house and I
some places were charging as much as
$13 a night. I
Every available lodging place today'
was reported overflowing with the j
thousands here for the feast of St. J
Anne. To accomrnodate the roofless,!
the church was being left open at
The famous shrine has been the ob
jective of pilgrimages since 1658.
SUGAR GOES UP 10 CENTS
tions on Raw
Product. . July 28. The
price of refined cane sugar at the re
fineries advanced 10 cents a hundred
pounds to 86.40 today. Beet sugar,
refined, advanced 10 cents a hundred
NEW YORK, July 28. The Cuban
sugar commission at a meeting here
today fixed the new price of its raw
sugar at 314 cents, cost and freight,
advance of $4 cent.
ACTION ON DEBS DEFERRED
Daugherty to Report to Harding
After Latter's Vacation.
WASHINGTON. D.'C July 28. Attorney-General
Daugherty's report to
President Harding in the matter of a
pardon for Eugene V. Debs will be
deferred until after the president re
turns from his ten days' visit to New
This announcement was made by
Mr. Daugherty today.
GOVERNOR SMALL HOME
Illinois Executive Declines to Dis
KANKAKEE. 111.. July 2S. Gover
nor Len Small, accompanied by his
son, Leslie, arrived here tonight to
epend the night with his family.
The governor declined to discuss his
indictment or his next etep in the
Portland Attacks Depre
SUPER-SURPLUS FOUND BIG
$1,327,603 Is Declared to Be
COMPANY CHIEF QUIZZED
D. Pillsbury Loses Memorj
When Called On to Answer
List of Questions.
SALEM, Or., July 28. (Special.)
Oregon's proportion of super-surplus
in the depreciation reserve of the Pa
cific Telephone & Telegraph company
on December 31, 1920, was 81,327.603,
according to the computations made
by Alexander Young, expert account
ant for the city of Portland, in an
exhibit presented to the public serv
ice commission today.
In making the computation, Mr.
Toung disclaimed any responsibil
ity for the formula, explaining to
IIIW CUIIUU1BS1UU lUUl 1L WilS lUllliaUCU
engineer for the city of Portland.
The theory advanced by the city,
to prove that the Oregon division of
the telephone company is obtaining
an excessive amount in its deprecia
tion fund, is that past performance of
the company shows that for a period
of about 12 years it has been neces
sary to expend a sum representing
only 2.53 per cent of the depreciable
property, while the depreciation fund
of the Pacific system of the company
represents 28 per cent of the depreci
Formnla la Explained.
Apportioning Oregon's share of the
fund and then assuming that the
properties of the company in Oregon
have depreciated not to exceed 15 per
cent, the city reached the conclusion
that super-surplus amounts to $1,327,
As a means of lowering telephone
rates, the city proposed that the
comparfy be permitted under the law
to hold 15 per cent of Its plant value
in the depreciation fund as a reserve
against wear and tear and other
items of depreciation. The city also
proposed that the commission estrict
the company from collecting more
than 2 per cent instead of 5.55 per
cent of the plant value for the yearly
allowance in the depreciation fund
until this so-called super-surplus has
Theory Rot Attacked.
Under cross-examination Attorney
Shaw did not make any strenuous
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GOSH! DOESN'T THE-TAXPAYER GET SOME ATTENTION
Results Xow Mast Be Approved by
Merchants' Exchanges of Xorth-
west to Take Effect.
An agreement on a new discount
for use in the purchase 'of wheat In
the northwest, whereby cent, will
be discounted from the purchase
price for every pound under 60
pounds to the bushel. Instead of the
old discount of 1 cent for every
pound or fraction thereof, was
reached at a conference between
representatives of the farm bureaus
of Walla Walla county, Washington,
and Umatilla county. Oregon, and
grain dealers of Portland and Seattle
at the Merchants' exchange yesterday
The new schedule must be ap
proved by the Merchants' exchanges
of Portland, Seattle and Tacoma be
fore they can become effective. It
was announced following the con
ference by N. A. Leach, president of
the Portland exchange, who pre
Walla Walla graingrowers were
represented by J. E. Painter and
George Ginn and Pendleton growers
by S. R. Thompson and Fred Steiwer.
J. H. Hanlon, manager of the Seattle
exchange, and a number of dealers
from Seattle represented the Puget
Sound district. The big export firms
of Portland were represented, as
well as other buyers.
There was no disposition shown on
the part of the graingrowers to urge
enforcement of the Btate discount
laws after the dealers had explained
the imnractieabilitv of their enforce-
I menu These laws had been declared
growers at previous
meetings and were characterized as
conflicting with federal standards by
the Northwest Grain Dealers' and
Both sides to yesterday's confer
ence showed a willingness to bear
the two sides to the question and
arrive at an agreement on the basis
AVIATORS FALL TO DEATH
Airplane Fatality Mars American
PAWNEE, Okla., July 28. Eugene
Roberts and Harry Myers, former
army aviators, fell to death here to
day when the airplane in which they
were performing .. a feature of an
American Legion celebration fell 500
Their bodies were burned almost
EMBEZZLER ADMITS GUILT
Xavy Reserve Corps Paymaster
Confesses Taking $10,000.
VALLEJO, Cal., July 28. Lieuten
ant J. J. Chisholm, navy reserve corps
paymaster, pleaded guilty to a court-
martial board at the Mare Island
navy-yard today on a charge of em
bezzling 810,000 of his accounts while
he was serving with the Pacific fleet.
The court-martial findings were
sent to Washington today.
Ycvive. GOV SHfVCAeiO;,
Cashier . and Woman Teller Are
"Locked in Vault $18,000
in Loot Recovered.
BOKNERS FERRY, Idaho, July 28.
The First State bank here was
robbed' today by two unmasked men
who made their escape only to be
captured in a thicket two miles south
of here late tonight. One of the men
was wounded in the legs with bird-
shot, before the two surrendered. The
men gave their names as Robert Wil
son and Harley Haledy.
The two men were traced to their
hiding place by James McGlocklin,
county truck driver; W. C. Reed,
county assessor, and C. W. McGuire.
They were ordered to surrender, but
Haledy was said to have fired at bis
pursuers, the bullet going wide. Mc
Glocklin immediately discharged his
shotgun, - peppering Haledy in the
legs. The men then gave themselves
Upon entering the bank today the
tw-o men ordered John A. Hansen,
cashier, and Mrs. A. N. Stewart, the
teller. Into the vault where Mr. Han
sen was commanded to open the safe.
The robbers removed 88000 in cur
rency and 810,000 in liberty bonds
and locked the bank employes in the
A telephone In th"i vault enabled
Mr. Hansen to notify county authori
ties and the prisoners were released
In about ten minutes by J. B. Brody,
county auditor, to whom Mr. Hansen
communicated the combination. The
robbers had escaped before -help ar
rived. One hundred men were scouring
the surrounding country this after
noon, before the two men were finally
located. Bank officials etated to
night that all the loot had been re
covered. HUNDREDS ESCAPE FIRES
One Town Wiped Out and Two Oth
ers Threatened by Flames.
SYDNEY, N. S July 28. A 'gigan
tic forest fire, sweeping down the
coast with the Impetus of a fresh
southwesterly breeze, tonight wiped
out New Haven, a hamlet of 500 popu
lation, and for several hours men
aced with destruction Neils Harbor,
about 60 miles north of here.
Fleeing before the flames, 400 New
Haven residents sought refuge in the
woods on the opposite side of the
town. The flames set these on fire,
however, and they were forced to flee
again, after suffering intensely from
smoke. It is oelieved that all es
Another fire, cutting a path six
miles long and one mile wide, threat
ened the town of Oxford today, but
thunder showers are believad to have
checked the blaze. At Oxford and
Oxford Junction tonight men are on
guard over seven million feet of lum
ber piled for shipment.
From Fredericdon, N. B., came re
ports that a forest fire had destroyed
several houses at Nelson, on the Mir
rinrlch river, and damaged lumber
valued at 81.000,000 at the Frazer
BEFORE CLOSING TIME?
Northcliffe's Invitation to
FOREIGN OFFICE IS BLAMEDi
Government Held Irked
VISITOR SEES PRESIDENT
Head of Big Syndicate in England
Believed Penalized for Blow
at Lloyd George Crowd.
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 28.
Lord Northcliffe, the British pub
lisher, now in the United States, In a
statement issued here tonight, said
that ''for reasons of which he is not
aware," invitations extended him to
stop at the British embassy and to
attend a dinner there tonight had
"Knowing the methods in India of
Lord Curzon, the British foreign sec
retary," the statement declared, "Lord
Northcliffe is pretty certain that Lord
Curzon has adopted those methods
The British publisher's statement
.conveyed the Impression the matter
involved in the reported cancellation
of invitations was an outgrowth of
the controversy between Lord North
cliffe and Lord Curzon soon after
President Harding made his overtures
for a '"disarmament conference.
Times Asalnxt Lord Curzon.
The London Times, leading paper
published by Northcliffe, opposed the
suggestion that Lord Curzon be ap
pointed one of the Brltsh delegates to
the proposed conference and attacked
both the foreign secretary and Pre
mier Lloyd George.
This attack was followed by sus
pension of privileged rights enjoyed
for years by the London Times, a
Northcliffe paper, in the obtaining of
news from the British foreign office.
Lord Northcliffe Issued his - state
ment tonight after questions had been
asked him concerning rumors that in
vitations extended him by the embassy
had been withdrawn on instructions
from London. The only comment ob
tainable from the embassy were that
the reports were "Inaccurate."
Visitor Sees President.
It was established, however, that
Lord NorthcliTfe had gone to a local
hotel on his arrival here early today
from New York. He visited the White
House this afternoon and spent an
hour and 20 minutes with President
Harding, discussing, as the visitor
said, "newspapers." Failure of Sir
Auckland Jeddes, British ambassador,
to accompany the publisher, was not
considered significant in that Lord
Northcliffe on arriving in this coun
try stressed that he was not here In
an official capacity.
Lord Northcliffe's statement fol
lows: ' "Lord Northcliffe tonight author
ized the statement that he had been
invited while in Washington to stop
at the British embassy with his staff
and to attend a dinner ther' tonight.
For some reason, of which he' is not
aware, both invitations were with
drawn. Lord Vanon Blamed.
"Knowing the methods in India of
Lord Curzon, the British foreign sec
retary. Lord Northcliffe is pretty cer
tain that Lord Curzon has adopted
those' methods here. In India, while
viceroy, he cut oft the news supply
of newspapers that criticised him and
placed a social embargo on their
writers. On the present occasion
Lord Northcliffe says Lord Curzo
is not aeaiing witn inaian natives or
the owners of small Indian news
"Lord Northcliffe regrets he cannot
I visit with his friend. Sir Auckland
Geddes, to whom he paid his respects
today after being with President
Harding, but is consoled concerning
the canceled embassy dinner by the
fact that he will meet tomorrow
night at a dinner given by Mrs; Ed
ward B. McLean all the, people who
were -originally invited to the em
Embassy Is Darkened.
The British embassy was in semi
darkness tonight and inquiries as to
tne facts,connected with the cancella
tion of Lord Northcliffe's visit elicited
no response beyond the statement that
there was nothing to be said In be
half of the embassy or the ambas
sador. It' was learned that the invitation to
Lord Northcliffe to make his home at
the British embassy while here was
extended by Ambassador Geddes sev
eral days ago and before the publica
tion of the criticism of Lord Curzon
in the London Times.
As set out in Lord Northcliffe's
statement tonight, he and Sir Auck
land Geddes have been friends of
long standing and it was understood
that the extension of the hospitality
of the embassy to Lord Northcliffe
and his staff was on a personal foot
Invitations Not Issued.
It was part of the programme of
entertainment of the visitor to give
a dinner at the embassy tonight. So
far as could be learned, however.
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Janitor Runs Up Emblem After Ex--plaining
It Was at Half Mast Ag66 Defe Pr0ITliSeS
for Dead War Offender.
Resentment pitched to the fighting
point at the sight of the ; American
flag at half-mast over the Portland
ial Turn Varein In tribute to J.
ry Albers caused 50 -veterans to
force their way info the building
early yesterday and insist that the
emblem be elevated. Alfred Eymes,
Janitor of the building, and other
attendants protested, but protests
were of no avail. The veterans did
not leave until Eymes had pulled the
flag to the top of the pole.
One veteran spied the flag at half
mast early in the morning. He inquired
the reason and was told that it was so
placed as a tribute to Henry Albers.
whose death occurred Tuesday. The
news soon spread around and other
veterans joined the original protest
ant group until a group of '50 de
scended upon the place.
"I tried to tell them that I had been
ordered by Henry Hanno to place the
flag at half-mast, but they would not
listen." said Eymes shortly after the
occurrence. "Three of the men were
armed and threatened me if I did not
obey them, so I could do nothing but.
pull up the flag. Hanno ordered me
to place the flag at half-mast in
honor of Henry Albers."
When notified of the occurrence
officers of Portland post. No. 1, of
the American Legion, asked that ' it
be made plain that their organization
was in no way connected with the
activities of the men who raised t'je j
"We are in no way concerned or
Interested in Henry Albers," said Hen
ry Boyd, post commander. "Some of
the members of the post might have
participated in the raising of the flag,
but if they did it was without our
knowledge. The legion cannot e held
responsible for the actions of its
"I would like to know what kind of
Americanism it is that permits men to
do such stunts as that of this morn
ing," said Henry Hanno, secretary of
the Portland Social Turn Verein.
"Henry Albers was a member of our
organization. He never attended
meetings, but he contributed to our
support and out of respect to his mem
ory we lowered the flag at half-mast.
I ordered the flag taken down en
tirely when I arrived on the scene."
It was said that the mev who led
the attack on the Turn Verein were:
W. F. Bent, commander of the Dis
abled Veterans' association; A. S. Pol
lard of the Disabled Veterans' associ
ation and V. H. Cox, a member of the
1925 . FAIR BILL SIGNED
Speaker of House Approves McXary
THE OREGON'IAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington. V. C. July 28. TheMc-
Nary resolution clearing- the way for
the exposition at Portland in 1925
was fiigned by the speaker of the
house today and bent to the senate.
Xt Is expected that the vice-president
will attach his signature to
morrow and that the document will
then go to the president for approvaL
The president is expected to sign it
early next week.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Highest temperature, 79
degrees; lowest, 56; clear.
TODAY'S Fair, northwesterly winds.
British cabinet discusses French, note on
Silesia. Page 3
U. S. shipping board delivers ultimatum to
British shipping interests. Page 20.
Grange has no use lor radicals, declare na
tional leaders. Page S.
Concessions to allies concerning war debts
necessary, says Mellon. Page 2.
New Credits bill ordered in senate. Page 2.
Step taken to date disarmament confer
ence. Page 3.
British embassy snubs Lord Northcliffe.
Secret conference on disarmament opposed.
Cregon state officials indorse Governor Ol
cott's appeal for economy. Page 5.
More than 30 fires caused by lightning in
Whitman national forest, Oregon, with
in week. Page 1.
Wear on phones held over-valued. Page 1.
Retired Klamath Falls lumberman wounds
wife and kills self. Page 1.
Idaho bank robbed; two suspects captured.
Ortega and Murphy promise good bout.
Pacific Coast league results: Portland 3,
Vernon 8; Seattle 5-4, Oakland 3-3; San
Francisco 7, Salt Lake 1; Los Angeles 4,
Sacramento 3. Fage 13.
Frank Troeh breaks 100 targets In row.
Ball plot defense completes case. Pace 12.
British tie Americans in track meet. Page
Commercial and Marine.
Wool market i inactive at Portland.
New York stock market depressed. Page 2L
Wheat drops at Chicago. Page 21.
Three new charters booked for port.
Portland and Vicinity.
Public utility tax declared too low. Page
$2,000,000 road bonds sold , at premium
Highway admired by Knights of Colum
bus heads. Page 1 0.
Forestry conference to be held at chamber
of commerce today. Page 6.
Portland shooting suspect caught in Mon
tana. Page 14.
State backs up Klecker's alibi in Agee case.
Veterans hoist flag lowered for Albers.
Head of united Y. M. C. A. schools of
America visits Portland. Page 11.
New wheat discount fixed at conference.
Rail lines gather data for wool rate hear
ing. Page 7.
Local winners of federal Jobs to be named
soon. Page 7.
Walter Prichard Eaton lauds scenery of
Cascades. Page 9.
Rejected suitor murders woman and com
mits suicide. Page 1.
Air-bombing is called incentive to peace.
Trap for Musician.
GRAND JURY PROBE 03JECT
Evidence Held to Warrant
PROSECUTION ENDS CASE
Trombone Teacher Again Denies
Ownership of Bloodstained
Coat and Knife.
Back in a familiar role, John A.
Collier, ex-chief deputy in the office
of District Attorney Evans, yester
day drove indirectly but with relent
less vigor charges of murder against
the star witness for the prosecution in
the trial of Mrs. Louise Agee, indicted
as slayer of her husband.
All momentum of the prosecution
lost. Joseph L. Hammersly, present
chief deputy under Evans, and Sam
uel H. Pierce, deputy district attor
ney, were kept so busy in the circuit
court yesterday in helping Joseph H.
Klecker to maintain his alibi that
spectators lost eight momentarily of
the fact that the woman was the per
son on trial.
The itate rested at 11 o'clock yes
terday morning and the defense
openeu. Early adjournment threw the
burden of the case of the defense over
until today. Collier expects to com
plete hs case before night. A second
night session of court will be held
tonight, announced Judge Morrow,
whe seeks to conclude the trial this
Accusations Are Prootlsed.
The defense surprised those who
have been following the case yester
day when Collier made no motion for
a directed verdict in favor of the
' 'X have made some Important ac
cusations in ihis case, and I intend
to make them g'ood by sworn testi
mony," he explained when asked why
the motion was waived. "And when I
get through there will be enough evi
dence in this case to form the basis of
a grand Jury investigation of Klecker."
The most unique denouement in the
history of local courts has been the
complete turning of tables in the
Agee case, accomplished by the coup
of the defense Wednesday night. The
circumstantial structure so carefully
reared by the state was shaken to its
foundations by the revelations.
Defense Lawyer Reproached.
4If the defense had any evidence
such as this coat and knife., which it
believed was of vital importance in
the murder investigation, it was the
duty of the attorney for Airs. Agee
to turn the findings over to the state,
so that every power at our command
might be summoned to sift the matter
to the bottom," complained Ham
IClecker was given a severe grilling
In the district attorney's office yes
terday morning before court opened.
but the apparent outcome was the
renewed determination by the state
to retain its faith in its principal
Today will see explained the finding
of the black overcoat and its damning
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BY STRANGE TRAILS TO A
LOST CITY OF THE
Lucile F. Saunders had the
wandering foot. A great many
folk have, but they stoutly
refuse to stir. Miss Saunders
was different. Taking a leave
of absence from The Orego
nian news staff, together with
an Oregon City blanket and a
smattering of Spanish, she set ,
forth to learn the trails of an
other continent. And that is
how The Sunday Oregonian
came into exclusive possession
of the journal of her adven
tures. In the Sunday issue there
will appear a chapter in the
adventures of Miss Saunders
that is a most delightful trav
elogue. Reading it, one finds
himself in far Peru, seeking a
lost city of the . Incas and
finding it, too, though many
of us prefer to follow the
printed account rather than
the trail the pilgrim took.
Distinctly an unusual expe
rience, even for the seasoned
J explorer, was this penetration
of the Peruvian mountain wil-
derness by an Oregon girl,
1 past perilous precipice and
J grandly gloomy canyon to the
ruins of a great city. Told
t in happy manner, and with
J Illustrations, in
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