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PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTE3IBER 12, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ARB UGKLE SILENT
HOME LOOTED; GOODS
MILL AT TIMBER, OR.,
DESTROYED BY FIRE
YOUTH, 20, CONFESSES
FLOOD DEATHS 47;
BILL STEERS MARRIES
1, 1 SHOT,
PAWNED BY RELATIVE
KILLING TWO FOR AUTO
VICTIMS LED TO SLACGHTER
REDMOND, OR., GIRL
ARTICLES TALCED AT $2000
TAKEN' DTJRIXG AfiSEXCE.
IS $125,000 IX EARLY
MISS GLADYS SMITH BRIDE
ONE AT A TIME.
OF FOOTBALL STAR.
ONE SLA N
Film Beauty's Death Laid
to Internal Injury.
COMEDIAN IS HELD IN CELL
Evidence Declared to Show
BAIL IS NOT ALLOWED
Stomach of Miss Virginia Rappe
Sent to City Chemist of San
Francisco for Analysis.
SAM FRANCISCO, Sept. 1L Roscoe
fFatty) Arbuckle, screen actor, will
be formally charged In police court
tomorrow with the murder of Miss
Virginia Rappe, beautiful motion
picture actress. Captain of Detectives
Duncan Matheson announced today
Arbuckle was booked on the mur
der charge by the police last mid
night, and has since been held In
jail. He refused to make any state
ment or comment.
Under the California penal code no
ball is allowable to a person charged
with murder, and Captain Matheson
expressed the opinion that the court
would hold Arbuckle for the action
f the county grand jury.
Inquest la to Be Held.
If District Attorney Brady returns
to the city in time, the case is ex
pected to be presented to the grand
Jury tomorrow night, according to
Matheson. An inquest into Miss
Rappe's death Is scheduled for Thurs
Arbuckle is an occupant of cell
No. 12 on the tier called "felony row"
In the San Francisco hall of justice.
According to prison attendants, he
did not sleep soundly during last
night and retired early tonight.
"Has any one got any soap?" he
asked. "And a towel and a comb?
I haven't anything. .Not a thing.
To emphasise his remark Arbuckle
turned his pockets inside out.
Taking advantage of prison regu
lations, Arbuckle this morning had
his breakfast sent from a restaurant
and had a barber call at the jail to
Arbuckle, according to prison au
' thoritles, declared today that he was
through with liquor. "I'm through
with booze. Forever. No more," he
is declared to have said.
Cell Is of Solid Steel.
The cell occupied by Arbuckle la
xnade up of solid steel walls and the
top is barred.
The police authorities continued
their investigation Into circum
stances surrounding the death of Miss
Virginia Rappe, for whose alleged
murder Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle is
being held. All prosecution witnesses,
many of whom attended the party in
Arbuckle's suite at a local hotel, were
being guarded to preevnt intimida
tion, the police said
Captain of Police Detectives
Matheson declared that evidence of
the most damaging nature had been
obtained against Arbuckle. '
"We will attempt to convict Ar
buckle of murder" Matheson said.
"Witnesses whom we have examined
today have given us information, that
in my mind, will leave no doubt as
to his direct responsibility for Miss
Rappe's death. We shall not make
these statements public,"
Assault Held Attempted.
District Attorney Brady, who will
have charge of the, prosecution of Ar
buckle, in a statement tonight said
that evidence in his possession "shows
conclusively either that an assault
or an attempted assault was per
"Following the assault Miss Rappe
ailed as a direct result of internal in
juries. The evidence disclosed be
yond question that this was caused
by Arbuckle. We know from the evi
dence that Arbuckle seized Miss
Rappe and dragged her into his bed
room, stating, 1 have waited for you
tor five years, and now I have you.' "
District Attorney Brady declared
lie had othe rtestimony against Ar
buckle, but that he did not desire to
tnake it public at this time.
No Effort to Be Spared.
i Zs added that he would spare no
effort in his prosecution of the case
and said he expected to have to op
pose "the cleverest lawyers and the
greatest Influences which money and
fame can purchase."
Miss Rappe, who died Friday, was
removed from Arbuckle's rooms in
the St. Francis hotel last Monday in
a critical condition after a party at
tended by five men and four women.
Autopsy surgeons said death was due
to peritonitis, superinduced by an in
; Assistant District Attorney tTRen
said the charge of murder was based
on a section of the penal code, di
recting that such charge be made in
cases where death resulted from a
felony in this instance, actual or at
Assault Declared Show.
"Evidence of the various wit
nesses," he said, "clearly indicated
that criminal assault had been com
mitted . and was the superinducing
cause of the injury that resulted in
the girl's death."
A post mortem examination by Dr.
(Concluded on Fag 2, Column 2.)
Woman Declares Intention to lie
deem Furnishings, but . De
clines to SJgn Complaint.
Silverware, cut glass, rugs and a
phonograph and records of a total
value of 12000 were taken from the
home of Mrs. David Rundell, 260 Nar-
tilla street, some time during the past
year, according to her complaint to
Mrs. Rundell has been absent from
the city for a year, and left her home
in charge of relatives. Upon her re
turn she found the place had been
looted of costly valuables.
Investigation by Police Inspectors
Horack and McCuIloch disclosed that
the phonograph and records had been
pawned at a Third-street pawn shop
for $44. The 'silverware had been
pawned at a Stark-street loan office
for a total of $205, while a grocer
had advanced $25 on the cut glass.
All of the articles had been pawned
by one of the relatives who was stay
ing at the house during Mrs. Run
dell's absence, according to the police.
Mrs. Rundell told the police she
would not sign a complaint against
the relative, but that she would re
deem the. pawned articles as soon as
she is released from a diphtheria
Quarantine. The police failed to learn
what became of three expensive rugs
which had been removed from the
AUTOS COLLIDE; 3 HURT
Traveler in Attempt to Pass Car
Strikes Ashland Machine.
ASHLAND, Or., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Mor
ris and daughter Jule were in a hos
pital here tonight suffering from in
juries sustained when the lig,ht car
in which they were riding collided
with a large car with a California
license northbound and driven by J.
Cooper of Seattle at 5:30 o'clock yes
terday afternoon, one mile east of
Ashland on the Pacific highway.
None of the party are fatally injured.
Janice Morris, 7-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Morris, was uninjured.
The car, driven by Miss Jule Morris,
was completely wrecked. J. Cooper,
said to be manager of a San Fran
cisco hotel, and his companion, Otto
Gerlack, were uninjured, although
their car was badly damaged. .
Police said the Morris family were
On the Way to their ranch, four miles
east of Ashland, when the accident
occurred. The California car is said
to have struck the Morris machine
head on in an attempt to pass a pre
ceding car. Cooper, is. said to have
been blinded by the glare of the sun
on the windshield.
LIQUOR RAID NETS FOUR
Two Couples Are Arrested by Po
lice at Salem.
SALEM. Or., Sept 11. (Special.)
Two women, who gave their names' as
Eva Cox and Elsie Jones of Portland,
and two men, who said their names
were E. O. Vanosdale and W. D. Bow
man of Salem, were arrested here
early this morning and lodged In the
city jail. . All were charged with hav
ing liquor in their possession and
Vanosdale also faces a charge of car
rying concealed weapons. All except
Bowman were released this afternoon
when they put up $150 bail each.
The party was placed under arrest
following a raid staged by Chief of
Police Moffitt and Patrolman Victor.
In an effort to make his escape,
Vanosdale knocked down Patrolman
Victor as Victor jumped on the run
ning board of an automobile . into
which Vanosdale had climbed. All
four were cited to appear in the
police court here tomorrow.
1922 BUDGET CUT AGAIN
Seduction of 5 Per Cent Ordered
. in . Pierce County.
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) "Cut your 1922 budget 5 per
This was the order issued by the
Pierce county commissioners to the
heads of all county departments, fol
lowing a session of discussion of the
The 5 per cent cut means a reduc
tion in wages of employes in prac
tically all of the departments. The
cut was the second made by the
commissioners in considering t.heir
budget for 1922, the first one being a
$50,000 reduction in the road and
bridge fund. .
CAPTAIN SIMPSON WEDS
Bay Millionaire Married
Miss Xora Hage.
NORTH BEND, Or., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) Captain Edgar Simpson, a
millionaire of Coos Bay and the Sac
ramento valley, was married Septem
ber to Miss Nora Hage. formerly
a North Bend woman, at Seattle.
The couple are passing their hon
eymoon at Vancouver, B. C. They
will reside near Sacramento" the
greater portion of the time, but will
maintain a home also on Coos Bay.
Captain Simpson is a brother of
L J. Simpson, who sought the nom
ination for governor of Oregon a few
War Victim Buried at Rainier.
RAINIER, Or., Sept. 11. (Special.)
Funeral services for Private John
Anderson, who was killed in action
in France on September 29, 1918, were
held today from the American Legion
halL The sermon was preached by
Rev. H. H. Howe, pastor of the Metho
dist church. The Oddfellow lodge, of
which Anderson was a member, was
in charge of the ceremonies. Private
Anderson was in the 361st infantry in
the 91st division. The body arrived
here last Thursday, interment was
In the Knights of Pythias cemetery,
Fugitive Rted Seen
SEVEN SrlELLS ARE FIRED
Chicken House , and Water
front Guards Shoot.
DARKNESS SPOILS AIM
Figure Sighted Xear Midnight and
Again at Dawn Within a
Mile of Penitentiary.
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) Seven more Bhots were fired
at a person believed to have been
Roy Gardner on McNeil island this
morning before daybreak. For the
third consecutive night a man ap
peared near the crest of the hill on
the Gertrude road, less than a mile
from the penitentiary, according to
reports in Warden Thomas Maloney's
These events, would Indicate, first,
that Gardner is still on the peniten
tiary island, and second, that he is
hiding within a mile radius of the
Six shots were fired by Charles
McLean, penitentiary guard, at a hen
house robber in the chicken yard of
B. Hannem on Gertrude road, near
the penitentiary, last midnight;
Camp Indicated Nearby.
It was 300 yards from this place
that the hollow in the ground, be
lieved by many to have been the bed
of the fugitive, was found several
days ago, and it was Charles Savage.
living near the, Hannem ranch, who
fired shots at a figure on his back
porch three nights ago.
At dawn today, a mile from the
Savage ranch, Wally Swift, peniten
tiary guard stationed aboard a row
boat, fired on a figure near the water,
front after his command to halt had
These incidents, together with the
emphatic statement of Captain Neil
Henly, for 37 years a resident of the
island, that no man could swim the
Pitts passage between the island and
the mainland, with the tide flowing
in either direction, and that at slack
water he would have email chance
of success, has convinced Warden Ma
loney and his men that the train rob
ber is still on the Island, and that
he will shortly be retaken.
Chickens Become Kvtsy.
"I was on watch at the Hannem
henhouse," said McLean, "when about
midnight I saw a man's figure skulk
ing in the shadows, and heard the
chickens within become noisy. I
called to half and then fired six times
with my automatic shotgun. It was
loaded with buckshot.
"Apparently In the darkness my
aim was bad and I saw the figure
vanish in the deep woods near the
Hannem corroborated the story
this morning, saying that he is in the
(Concluded on Page 4, Column 3.
............ 'y' "jp'op" SOILED LINEN.
J ............... I I T T 1 - -
Sawmill, Office Building, Lumber
and Cottages Are Consumed
TIMBER, Or., -Sept. 11. (Special.)
Fire early this morning completely
destroyed the Prouty Timber com
pany's sawmill, office building, yards
and adjacent cottages, with an esti
mated loss of $125,000, partially cov
ered by insurance. Not Included in
this loss are the personal effects of
the families of several of the em
The fire was discovered
boiler room of the mill at about 2:30
A. M. by the night watchman, and
was supposed to have originated as
the . result of refuse coming in con
tact with banked fires. An unusually
high wind was blowing and soon had
fanned the flames beyond the pos
sibility of control.
The flames swept through the
boiler room into the main portion of
the sawmill, with which a planet
was combined. The office building
next followed, and embers blew into
the yards, where 2,600,000 feet of
finished lumber was stored. This all
burned. At the same time the cot
tages took fire In rapid succession
and were lost, some being consumed
so rapidly that the occupants could
save none of their belongings,
The mill was the main support of
Timber, employing about 75 men and
having a daily cutting capacity of
65,000 feet. Timber is in the heavy
fir district midway between Portland
and Tillamook, and Is the place be
tween the two points where the trains
stop for lunch.
J. A. Prouty is president of the
WOMAN IN AUTO HURT
Mrs. W. F. Brown Injured When
Two Machines Collide.
Mrs. W. F. Brown, 438 East Ninth
street. North, sustained a fractured
collar bone yesterday when an auto
mobile driven by her son, Drexel H.
Brown, same address, collided with a
machine driven by Paul A. Haack, 1175
East Eighteenth street North, at East
Eleventh and Weidler streets. W. H.
Hollister, father of Mrs. Brown, was
badly cut and bruised.
The impact of the machines coming
together caused the light coupe in
which the Browns were riding to top
ple over on its side. None of the oc
cupants of Mr. Haack's machine wa
Mrs. Brown was removed to Good
Samaritan hospital, where her condi
tion was said not to be critical.
RECALL PLANS HELD BACK
Committee to Ask Resignations of
Linn Court Members First.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 11. (Special.)
No definite steps toward the recall
of the members of the county court
of Linn county were taken when s
committee met at the community
house here yesterday afternoon.
It was decided to ask the members
of the court to resign and following
this action the committee will meet
again. At that time the decision of
the members of the court with ref
erence to the requested resignations
will be presented to the meeting and
then the recall will be considered.
In the meantime, it was reported,
the committee will be considering
suitable candidates for places on the
court. - "
Slayer Breaks Down After 12-Hour
'Quiz and Relates Beating Men
to Death in His Home.
CHICAGO, Sept. 11. Harvey W.
Church, 20, accused of slaying B. J.
Daugherty and Carl Ausmus to ob
tain a $5400 automobile, broke down
after 12 hours of questioning today.
He made a complete confession, ac
cording to the police.
The youth was quoted as admitting
he alone had planned and executed
The terrible beating shown on the
bodies and the trussing of both were
merely "to be sure they were .dead,"
according to the alleged confession.
which in part follows:
"Ausmus waited in the car outaide
my home at the curbing while I went
Inside with Daugherty. I told him
I would give him the money In the
parlor. When I got to the parlor I
drew a plstoL
"I pulled out handcuffs and told
him to hold out bis hands, one at a
time. I kept him covered. I took
him to the basement.
"When we got down the stairs I
took the baseball bat In one hand, but
kent him covered. . Turn round,' I
said. He started to turn. I swung
the bat with all my might and It
caught him across the head. He went
down, but tried to strike back.
"I kept beating him until he didn't
move. I hit him with a bat and with
a hatchet. Then I cut his throat. I
was afraid he might come to while
I was upstairs to get Ausmus. Then
I went upstairs and waited. I knew
Ausmus would come in. He did a few
moments later, and I went through
the same thing. I waited until dark
and put Ausmus in a hole in the ga
rage. Then I bound up Daugherty
in a quilt and dragged hii to the
automobile. I dumped him In the
river. Then I drove around In the
"It didn't seem so terrible tb me. I
wanted the car and I thought I would
get caught if Daughety or the other
fellow got away."
The body of Daugherty was found
in the Desplaines river a few blocks
from the Chiy-oh home Friday. Yes
terday a search of the garage be
hind the Church home revealed the
body of Ausmus, who had been bur
ied while yet alive, according to the
Coroner Hoffman tonight ' declared
Church's alleged confession was a
tissue of lies." He said It would
have been physically impossible for
Church to have killed the two men
in the manner described. He asserted
a belief tnat tne aouDie muraer was
the work of several men.
TUNNEL FIRE CONTINUES
O. W.-R. & X. Tube Probably Will
Be Closed Three or Four Days,
HOOD RIVER, Or., Sept. 11. Tim
bers of a tunnel on the O.-W. R. & N.
line between here and Mosler con
tinue to burn fiercely today. A crew
will be unable to begin work until
the fire burns out. The line will be
blocked for three or four days, ac
cording to the announcement here
The tunnel, lined.with huge timbers,
dry and pitch-laden, is 600 feet long.
The heat will ruin the rails for the
full length. Hood River, until the
blockade is. lifted, will be served by
a stub train running on the schedule
of the Pendleton local.
Missing in Wreckage Said
to Exceed 200.
RESCUE WORK CONTINUES
Bodies Found in Driftwood
and on River Banks.
HUNDREDS ARE HOMELESS
Identifications of , Many Victims
Expected by Searchers as
Debris Is Cleared Away.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 1L
The list of known dead from Satur
day's flood had advanced to 1 late
today. The dead and missing were
estimated at approximately 250 by
rescue workers, while Police Com
missioner Phil Wright said they
might total 300. Many, residents,
however, consider these figures high,
The property loss was placed at
$5,000,000 by some business men, but
bqth lower and higher estimates were
made. Soon after daylight today
searchers on the Alazan creek found
three bodies in the driftwood and
wreckage on the banks, and another
was found near the San Antonio
river. Other bodies were recovered.
While It has been declared that pos
sibly the majority of the dead floated
down the stream, searchers believe
that as the wreckage is cleared away,
others will be found.
Rescue Work Continues.
Rescuers today confined their ef
forts principally to recovering bod
ies, work of rescuing the marooned
having been completed yesterday.
Rescue and relief work continued
all last night and today hundreds of
Mexicans and poorer persons who
lived along the Alazan are homelesii
and were given assistance by relief
headquarters established downtown,
The fact that most of the bodies
recovered have been fully clothed
shows that tha victims were either
warned or heard the approaching
rush of water In time to make prep
arations to leave.
City Is Crippled.
The city proper has been in a crip
pled condition all day from the flood.
There have been no lights nor street
car service because of lack of elec
City officials said that the water
pressure would be turned on before
tomorrow and it is thought electric
current will also be available tomor
row. J. L. Richter, city building in
spector, estimated the damage to
buildings at approximately $700,000.
He said no large buildings have been
Investigation divulged today that
hardly any of the. damaged busi
nesses carried flood Insurance.
Damage to the street paving is es
timated at approximately $250,000.
most of which resulted when wood
paving blocks were washed up.
Cleaning; of Streets Began.
The task of cleaning up proceeded
In every part of the business dis
trict. Proprietors of business estab
lishments and employes were sweep
ing and brushing out the water and
debris, while pumps were forcing
water from basements. Elegant of
flee furniture lined both sides of the
main street, with employes scrub
bing them to remove dirt and slime
A check by D. D. . Harrlgan. city
engineer, showed that 13 of the 27
bridges spanning the San Antonio
river were practically undamaged.
One bridge was washed away. Others
were lifted from their piles and set
at different angles on the banks.
The rapidity, w'th which the water
receded is accounted for by the fact
that the city Is at the headwaters of
Restricted Area Guarded.
Because of the many curiosity
seekers and others visiting the dev
astated district this morning, a r'gid
restricted area was roped off and
guarded by policemen and soldiers.
The Red Cross and other organiza
tions opened relief headquarters yes
terday, and all last night and today
assisted flood victims. Bread and
clothing were distributed.
Members of th local Amer'can Le
gion post aided in clearing away the
debris and did patrol duty in sections
of the city. They also aided in re
Many pathetic scenes were enacted
at the Red Cross headquarters ana
at the' morgues. Mexican families
from which a number were missing
called In a body at both places, and
in broken English asked about the
missing. One Mexican' and his wife
told of seeing their four children
swept away just as they neared
Old Landmarks Disappear.
Limited telephone service was
available today. - The power for dy
namos and motors of the telephone
company was cut on, out oiiiciais
used automobiles to operate the dy
namos. City officials estimate that the total
effect, of the flood will not be cleared
up for a month. A scum of oil was
left hanging to the buildings as the
That part of the business district
(Concluded oa f uie 4. Columa I.)
William Henry (Bill) Steers, fa
mous University of Oregon quarter'
back, married Miss Gladys Smith of
Redmond, Or., Saturday night at The
Dalles. The wedding was a surpris
to iheir many friends. The wedding
was held at the Congregational par
sonage at 11 P. M. The only wltnessc
were four college friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Steers, Georgine Mary Gelsler,
Madeline Slotboom, Morris Morgan
and Wilbur Carl, all of Portland.
The bridal party motored from Port
land to The Dalles and obtained the
license by pleading with the assistant
county clerk. Matt Duffy, a fraternity
brother of the bridegroom, to leave a
moving picture theater to make out
"the papers." A hasty telephone call
located the minister and all arrange
ments were speedily completed.
The bride Is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. I. Smith of Redmond. She
entered the University of Oregon in
1918, is a member of Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority and was prominent In
student body activities.
William Steers, the son of Mrs. H.
P. Steers of The Dalles, was one o
Oregon's most spectacular football
men. He played quarterback on the
team which met Harvard at Pasadena,
but was knocked out after he had
made the drop kick which gave Ore
gon three of her six points. He was
named on the all-Pacific coast confer
ence for his brilliant playing. He was
in the marines during the war and
played on the Mare island marine
football,team. His last season of col
lege football was the 1920 season at
Steers was also one of the main
stays of the varsity baseball team
He is a member of Phi Delta Theta
Mr. and Mrs. Steers will live in
Portland. They are now at the Mult
ncmah hotel. Steers will play on the
Multnomah club football team this
OFFICER SHOOTS LOGGER
Constable Said to Have Left City
in Fear or Victim's Friends.
NORTH BEND. Or- Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) Bill Bates, a Smith-Powers
logger, was brought to Mercy hos
pital this morning at 3 o'clock suf
ferlna from a bullet wound In the
head, said to have been Inflicted by
Constable Brown of Powers during
an altercation at Powers a few hours
before. The bullet entered Bates'
head on the left cheek and lodged
near the temple oh the right side. Al
though seriously injured, it was be
lieved he would recover.
There was indignation at Powers
over the shooting and Sheriff Elllng
sen and Deputy Sheriff Malehorn
went to the scene early In the morn
ing. Brown was reported to have dls
appeared when he sensed the pulse
of the loggers and to have hidden. No
word was received from the vicinity
of the shooting today because of wire
MALDEN MAN FOUND DEAD
Body of G. F. Leyde, 70, Discov
ered With Shotgun Xearby.
COLFAX Wash., Sept. 11. G. F
Leyde, aged 70 years, was found shot
dead at his home in Maiden today. A
shotgun was found near the body
which was discovered by his sen
Relatives said Leyde had been de
spondent because of heart trouble.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTEKDAY'S Maximum temperature. 70
degree.; minimum, o- aegreea.
TODAY'S Fair; moderate northeasterly
Ascent of Mount Everest will besia thla
month. Page 8.
United mate, company buys Hap.burg es
United States eenaua of unemployed ihnwi
cheering signs of returning prosperity.
Street ear tie-up hurts Des Molnea.
Arbuckle silent on charge of film beauty's
murder. Page 1.
Deaths In flood total 41: loss 13,000,000.
Youth confesses killing two Chicago men
to get auto, rage 1.
Six Siberian natives mystified by auto.
Mill at Timber, Or., destroyed by flro.
One man murdered, one wounded. Bend
taxi driver arrcstea. io i.
Seven more shots fired at man believed
to bs (Jardner. Page 1.
Pacific Coa.t league results: At Portland
5-4. Seattle S-l; at horn Angeles S-4.
San Francisco 3-1; at' Salt Lake 9-10,
Sacramento 1.1-S; at Ran Francisco.
Oakland 8-5, Vernon S-7. Page a
Arleta defeats South Parkway, 8 to 4.
Commercial and Marino.
Steamers Ktna and Rubens hers to take
grain. Psge 9.
Portland and Vicinity.
Gospel end church conquering evil foes,
avers pastor. Page 1.
Second farm sales start liquidation.
Home looted, furnishings pawned by rel
ative. P 1-
peppermint grown on cranberry soil
Women take stsnd for vice-principals In
blgb senoois. ri 10.
Bill Steers marries Miss Gladys Smith of
Redmond, Or. Pag 1.
Two escaped outlaws still at large.
Old gas company dock falls into river.
"Fatty" Arbuckle known In Portland
Dock 80 feet long tumbles into rKcr.
County Official Routed Out
Movie Show at The Dalles
to Get License.
Plan for Double Murder Is
WOUNDED VICTIM ESCAPES
Suspect From Bend Is Cap
tured at Madras.
PAIR BEING DRIVEN HOME
Lumber Camp Worker Says Cut
Waa Stopped, Companion Killed
and Ho Fled When Struck.
THE DALLES, Or, Sept 11. (Spe.
cial.) James Doran of McMlnnvlUe
was shot and killed near hers last
night and a companion William A.
Ducharme, was severely wounded In a
carefully planned attempt at a doublo
murder for the purpose of robbery.
The alleged slayer, Abe Evans, also
an employe of the Brooks-Scanlon
Lumber company at Bend, waa ar
rested this afternoon near Madras, 12
hours ater the murder.
Doran and Ducharme had been
working In the lumber camp at Bend,
according to Ducharme's story, and
were paid off Friday. There they met
Evans, who agreed to take the two
to McMlnnvlUe In his car if they
would pay all expensea This pro
posal was accepted and the trio left
Bend Saturday 'morning, arriving in
The Dalles about 9 o'clock Saturday
Meal Takra at The Dalles.
After partaking of a meal at a
local hotel Evans suggested that the
party pass the night with a friend of
his who lived a short distance out of
the city, according to Ducharme.
Doran and Evans rode in the front
seat and Ducharme In the rear. About
two miles west of the city Evans
stopped the car at the roadside, ex
plaining that his friend's house was
but a short distance off the road.
We had both alighted from the
car when I heard a shot," Ducharme
said. In telling of the shooting. '1
turned and saw Doran with his hands
In the air; he seemed to be falling
backward. I saw a flash and fait my
left shoulder burn. I turned and ran
until I came to a farm house."
Doran had about 1160 upon his per
son at the time or tne murder, in
Money Taken by Slayer.
This money was taken by the
slayer. After Ducharme had fled tho
slayer apparently fired three more
shots into Doran's prostrate body be
fore carrying it about 60 yards from
the road and concealing it In a clump
of bushes. Four bullet wounds were
found at an autopsy performed this
Doran was 61 years old. He was
the owner of an 80-acre ranch near
McMlnnvlUe, according to Ducharme.
They were returning to this ranch,
where they had planned to pass tho
winter after working all summer in
logging camps near Bend.
Sheriff Chrlsman worked upon the
theory that the Blayer had doubled
back upon his tracks and was headed
for California. He accordingly com
municated with police officials in
every city between The Dalles and
the California line.
He left for Madras late this after
noon to bring the alleged slayer back. ,
The robbery and murder were dis
covered about 10 o'clock last night
when tourists saw the body of Dorin
on the highway. They speeded Into
The Dalles and Informed Slierlfr
Chrlsman. He drove at once to the
scene of the robbery, brought Du
charme Into The Dalles for treatment,
heard his statement and began work-.
Ing on the case at once.
ARREST MADE XJCXll MADRAS
I Don't Know Anything About It,"
Is All Suspect Has to Say,
MADRAS, Or., Sept. 11. (Special.)
The arrest of Abe Evans, suspected of
the murder last night of James Doran
nd the wounding of Doran's compan
ion, William H. Ducharme. was mnde
here at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon by
Sheriff Topping on Information fur-
Ished by Sheriff Roberts of Bend.
Sheriff Chrlsman of The Dalles, -where
Ducharme was taken, started here tn
take Evans back to that city at once
in the hope that Ducharme can Iden
tify the suspect.
According to the telephone mrjsage
received here, Ducharme was not ac
quainted with Kvans, but had hoard
Doran call the driver Abe.
Sheriff Chrlsman telephoned this
morning to Sheriff Roberts of Bend,
giving this as the only clew to the
Roberts, recognising thn name as
that of a man regarding whom com
plaints of alleged hold-ups had been
received recently, obtained Evans' car
number and a description of the man
from Evans' employera
He telephoned the Information to
Sheriff Topping here, who 45 minutes,
later saw Evans driving through Mad
ras on the way back to Bend. Accom
panied by Deputy Franklin, Sheriff
Topping pursued and Intercepted
Evans at Metolius.
Evans had no weapon nor money
other than a small amount of rhunun
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