The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 31, 1910, Page 6, Image 6

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TIIE MORXIXG OREGONIAN, MONDAY, OCTOBER 31. 1910.
eauntifuil Oolite
GJUISE.MHS.KERSH
Woman, in Interview, Fore
sees Acquittal in Com
plicity Case.
1 Doll-No More-to Each Customer Making Purchase of 5Qc or Over
BAYS WEBB FOLLOWED HER
JUST
MURDER
ooo IS
s to its
n a . v m sh
Away Free Storting Today at 9 Ao Mo
s
Denies That Johnson Wast Killed for
Money, as She Had That Befora
Iavlng Spokane First Met
Murderer in Seattle.
Mrs. Carrie Kersh. on trial for her
life for altered complicity with Ju
P. Webb. In the mnrder of 'William A.
Johnson In the New Grand Central
Hotel last June. In an Interview last
night In Jail. said he waa -feeling
splendid." I weir satisfied with the
Jury, and expects everything to come
ut all right.
"Of coarse. If It doea not," she con
tinued, -there are higher court to
Which I can go."
These were her remark when asked
what she thought of her chance for
acquittal. She said this waa the first
time she bad ever been In trouble of
any kind, and the first time she had
ver been In jail.
Woman Ignorant of Murder Cause,
Mrs. Kersh still maintains that she
did not know until after her arrest
that her prospective husband. Johnson,
was dead.
'I don't even know It now. she said,
-except as I know I am on trial. I
don't know why Webb killed him. un
less It waa through Jealousy. It cer
tainly was not over the money, because
I had that money before we left Spo
kane. Part of the time I had It In my
purse, and part of the time It was In
my stocking, the same as It was when
1 waa arrested.
"I didn't know Webb waa coming to
Portland. Be and I had busted up. He
told me to go with Johnson, said he
thought it was best for me. as he says.
.1 didn't know he waa coming down un
til I saw him on the train. Oh. of
course. I knew he intended to leave
Spokane, hut I didn't know where he
waa going.
-About ifr. Kersh? Well. I don't
like to talk much about him. Tou know
how It la. No. I don't want to tell you
what hla first name Is. Tou can call
It 'B.'
How Sirs. Kersh Met Webb.
-How did you come to meet Webb?"
waa asked.
-Well. I was worklnc at the Stevens
Hotel In Seattle, and when my husband
beat me tip and kicked me out I went
over to Webb's house, and stayed with
them. Then I went to the Seattle Gen
eral Hospital a year ago last August,
and had four operations at once. They
didn't think for a while I would live.
After I waa able to leave I went back
to Webb's again and stayed with them
for a while.
-The statement that I lived with
Webb five yara Is not so. It waa only
last December that we began to live
'together. I waa only In Vancouver
B. C. one night when I ran away from
my husband. Just long enough to get
' a boat for 'Frisco.
"In 'Frlaco I worked at the Contl
. rental Hotel, until a lineman whom I
knew told mo he saw my husband. I
thought I saw him myself, but I saw
. the same man again, and It wasnt Mr.
Xersh. although It resembled him. I
waited two days after I heard Mr.
Xersh was In town before I did any
thing. Then I was told that It waa
surely Mr. Kersh. and I wired to Webb
to Nelson. B. C Then I left with my
boy.
-When I waa In Frisco it waa quite
a while before I heard from Webb. I
only wrote him two letters. These
were In answer to those I received
from him. I don't know anything about
his family affairs: I don't know how
e came to leave his family.-
BALLOT OVER YARD LONG
Several Tickets Are Given Places
In Lane County.
ECCENE. Or.. Oct. 30. (Special.
The ballots in Lane County are printed
In two columns and are one yard and
two and one-half Inches lor.. The In
structions of County Clerk Lee were to
have the ballots printed In two columns
and 3S'-i Inches Is the shortest the list
could be made and have the names of the
candidates and the Indues In legible type.
In Lane County there are three tickets
or parts of tickets. The Republicans
hare a full ticket. The Democrats have
a partial ticket. The Socialists hare a
full ticket and there are some scattering
candidates who have different state
ments after their names. L H. Bingham
has the name antl-asaetnbly Statement
One after hla name aa a candidate for
State Senator from Linn and Lane. The
same expression follows the name of
Charles Griswold. candidate for the
House, and P. M. Kemp and David R.
Kill, also candidates for the House, have
placed the words "Democratle-aatl-as-eembly-Statement
One" after their
Bamea
The words "anti-assembly Indepedent"
are placed after the name of Augustus
C. Jennings, who was defeated by Sam
uel Taylor in the assembly for Treasurer
and later defeated by Taylor for the
am position m the primaries.
PRESS CLUB GETS SOOKS
Member Contribute Nucleua for
Good Working Library.
Responding to a postal "suggestion.
roemberS' of the PorUand Press Club
contributed more than ISO volumes aa
a nucleus of a library to be Installed
In the clubrooms. The contributions
were brought In Saturday and yester
day, and make such a fine showing
that member of the club are confi
dent that before a great while the
Press Club will be in possession of a
good working library.
The library committee, composed of
John J. Harrison. N. J. Levlson and
Lute Pease, expressed themselves aa
greatly pleased over the response made
to their preliminary notice to members
to Join In starting a library for the
club. It Is their announced expectation
that when the club shall have secured
more commodious quarters the library
will be an important adjunct.
There was an Informal "book show
er reception Saturday night at the
clubrooms in the Merchants' Trust
building, attended by a fair percentage
of the members, who were served with
sandwiches and regaled themselvea
with pipes and tobacco.
(Threat B
That Ooen and
We are the originators
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This is a good time to look for Chris tmaa presents. Yon can find
what yon want in our 25 departments Handbags, Umbrellas, Belts,
Neckwear, Cross Glove3, Purses, Hair Ornaments, Novelty Jewelry,
Hat Pins, Opera Glasses, Pendants, Imported Bag? and Novelties
from England, France, Austria, Germany. Fine Stationery and
Card Engraving. Prices here are in accordance with qualities, j N? DoUa yfli pe reserved. Plenty of Sales People, j
beTnSeseWofd- I "fT?5 HH. GlL AMIDE. &t
lark Pen, guaranteed,
at this low price ?1.50
VALLEY IS STUDIED
Portland Councilmen Looking
Into Proposed Franchise.
ELEVEN TRAVEL TO SALEM
Advisability of Requiring Oregon
KlcoLrio Car to Stop at ' All
Crossing Within City Is
Under Consideration.
8AXM. Or, Oct. . (Special.) For the
purpose of determining the sentiment of
Willamette Valley people aa to the pro
posed uptown franchise of the Oregon
Electrlo In Portland and of ascertaining
whether cars running through the heart
of Portland on the loop -which is in view
should stop at every crossing for the
benefit of Portland people, members of
the Portland City Council and officials
of the Oregon Electrto line arrived here
on the last leg of their Journey through
the valley this afternoon.
They were entertained for an hour
at the nilhee Club. The. visitors' also In
spected the new Hotel ilarion and some
of them were taken on short automobile
trips over tha city.
El oven Councilmen There.
The visiting party included Council
men Beldlng. Cellars. Dunning. Ellis.
Rushlight. Annand. Drtscoll. Wallace.
Menefee. Kubll and Concaanon. Mayor
Simon waa unable to accompany the
party. General Manager Coolidge. Right
of Way Agent McDowell. Purchasing
Agent Btuhnell. E. P. Shannon and Gus
Morris were among the officials of the
road.
A delegation of Salem people. Includ
ing Major George F. Rodgers. Frank
Waters. R. J. Hendricks. T. B. Kay.
Hi P. McComack. Frank Derby. T. a.
Peckebach. A. F. Hofer. John H. Mc
Kary, A. N. Gilbert and H. A. Johnson,
met the party.
Several speeches were made. Council
man Kubll explained the reaaon for the
visit. Mayor Rodgers responded. Inform
ing the visitors that It might be a sur
prise for them to know that Salem. In
proportion to population, has more miles
of pavement and streetcar lines than
Portland, and that when the present
sewer contracts of the city are completed
there will not be a block or lot In the
city that Is not provided for In this re
spect. Cellar Opposes Etopa.
Councilman Cellars expressed himself
as opposed to allowing stops In the cen
ter of Portland, save one or two for the
benefit of outside travel. Inasmuch as he
had found such development In the valley
that he believed It would be an outrage
to demand that the visitors In PorUand
over the Oregon Electrlo be discommoded
by local travel. T. Bi Kay enumerated
the commercial beneflta to be derived
from extension of the line Into Portland,
and R- J. Hendricks advised the Coun
cilmen to look Into the future welfare
of Portland. Inasmuch, he said, as Port
land would continually derive vast bene
fits from outside trade aa the Oregon
Electric extends its lines, and popula
tion Is Increasing throughout the valley.
A. N. Gilbert acted as chairman.
Forest Ranger Badly ecded.
1 REVIEW. Or, Oct. 10. (Special.)
Examination for the position of As
sistant 'Forest Ranger -wao-aald, bar
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ig Bouncing Dollies with
of Free Doll Day in Ported, and tins year we are giving a larger, better made doll than ever before md with, a 50-cent purchase.
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.( ir and waa nartlclpated in by
six applicants. On the first day a six-
hour written Test wa- in "
local forestry office, while on the fol
lowing day the field test took place,
consisting of riding- a saddle horse,
packing cooking utensils and bed out
fits, compass work,-running and sur
veying lines, properly naming differ
ent varieties of trees and figuring out
areas of different formed inclosures.
It is estimated that at least 400 rangers
will be needed this year to protect the
National forests, two or three of whom
will probably be appointed to the local
office. The entrance salary Is 11100.
Talent Honors ex-Talent Men.
KLAMATH FAXX3, Or., Oct. SO.
(Special.) Two former Klamath Falls
citizens have been given the highest
honor in the power of the newly-incorporated
municipality of Talent, Or.. In
Central Oregon. V. M. Dunlap, for
merly In the merchandise business
here where he lived for years, was
elected Mayor of the new corporation,
and C. W. Sherman, Sr., for many years
a farmer In the Tonna Valley, southeast
of here, waa elected Town Recorder.
PIONEER RESIDENT OF PORT
LAND DIES AFTER LONG
ILLNESS.
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Joseph F. Jones.
Joseph F. Jones, a former
prominent business man and
pioneer resident of the city, died
at hie home. 687 Eaat Twentieth
street, near Powell street, Sat
urday night at 9:30. after an Ill
ness of several years. Mr. Jones
was born In North Walea March
t. 18J0. and arrived la the United
States with his parents a few
years later. In 1851 he was mar
ried to Miss Martha P. Taylor
In Burlington. Iowa, and came
across the lethmus of Panama to
Portland In 1863. Joseph A.
Strowbrldge. a well-known Port
land pioneer, was In the same
party. For 26 years he conduct
ed business on Front street under
the firm name of J. F. Jones A
Son. but has lived In retirement
for nine years on account of fall
ing health. His wife died three
years ago. and he has no surviv
ing children. J. F. Jones, of
Portland, ie a grandson. T. L
Jones, Frank U. Jonos. of Port
land, and B. F. Jones, of Seattle,
are nephews, and there are other
relatives widely scattered. He
had been a member of Taylor
street Methodist Church since
1S63. The funeral will be held
tomorrow at an hour yet to be
fixed.
TODAY
,M,a.......-saassssssssss-as-as-as-M
Close, the Kind Little Girls Like
Read These Rules
One Doll to a customer.
cines or Proprietaries sold
'
orders taken for Dolls.
Fourth and Washington Streets
MEN
S HEALTH GOOD
Little Sickness Among Sol
diers in Northwest.
ELEVEN DIE DURING YEAR
Ten Deaths Occur While Men Are
on Duty Kngineers Have Done
Much Map Work Service
Needs Store Money.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash.,
Oct. 81. (Special.) '"The health of
the troops of the United States Army
in the Department of the Columbia,
during the past year, has been very
satisfactory." says General Marion P.
Maus. commanding officer. "There
have been no infectious diseases of
note, exoapting five cases of smallpox
at Fort George Wright. Wash., and
four cases of typhoid fever at this post.
The smallpox was undoubtedly carried
from Spokane, and the oases of typhoid
were caused undoubtedly from water
used on practice marches."
General Maus says two dentists in
the Department of the Columbia are
needed, and he recommends that ef
forts be made to lnoreaae the number
of dental surgeons and to put them on
a more permanent basis.
There were but 11 death in the de
partment during the year, ten having
occurred in the line of duty.
During the year a great deal of
work has been done In military map
making in connection with the general
progressive map of the United States,
and especially confined to that portion
of the country along the Coast where
detailed and accurate information is par
ticularly Important. During the current
year about 0000 square miles were mapped
in detail, and mounted reconnaissance
was made over important roads in Ore
gon from the Southern' Pacific. Railroad
to the Pacific Ocean. Six survey detach
ments were In the field from July 1 to
late In October, 190 and four reconnais
sance parties were similarly employed
In May and June, 1910. General Maus
recommends that 12000 be appropriated
annually until the work baa been brought
up to date.
General Maus says the operation of the
extensive syatem of communication by
cable, land lines and wireless stations
In Alaska Is of great importance to the
Army and to the Nation generally, but
it Is a difficult and expensive task to
perform.
"The reports of the chief signal officer
show that there has been a total of over
IS days of Interruption during the year,
not on the entire line at one time, but
parts, of it. practically preventing through
communication," says the General.
"There have been in charge of these
lines three officers and 213 enlisted men
of the Signal Corps, and 65 men on the
line, besides civilians employed.
"The reports of the wireless stations
in Alaska show actually more reliable
communication between points inoluded
than over the land lines.
- "Reports Indicate that the entrance to
the Columbia River has. due to the engi
neer harbor work and the scouring effect
of the current undergone during the
year, a marked Improvement in the way
of greater width, depth and stralght
nesa," .
Latevl;w to Get CatboMo Church.
T.ATTKTVTg-r rtr., Oct. XV fljer1s 1 1
No Dolls with Patent Medi-
at Cut Rates. No phone
, .H m 1t J
o nous win pe aeuverea
The site for the new Catholic Church,
to be erectea nere, nas jui
chased. and work Is to begin on the
foundation for the edifice within a
few days. The prloe of the site waa
12000.
CEDAR TO BE ADVERTISED
Lumber Manufacturers Vote $20,
000 to Exploit Northwest Wood.
Tr-rvw l Wah Oct. SO. (Special.)
The Pacific. Coast Lumber Manufacturers
Association at its meeting here baturaay
at the Commercial Club, voted to spend
$20,000 In advertising cedar products of the
t . i .Irx Mrinntnd resolutions
to petition trana-oontlnental railroadn to
equalize the rates on cedar.
A resolution waa adopted instructing the
association' transportation committee to
confer with trafHo officials for the pur-
pom of having rules as xo minimum
load weights modified to conform to the
.nMm;.r fhA shinment of other
forest products from the Southern and
Northern states.
It waa decided fo send a committee East
to meet the Central West retailers at
their association meetings and to urge
close harmony between producer and
middle man.
The resolution asking equalised freight
rates on cedar urges that the rate on
cedar, be no higher than the rate which
appllea to articles specified in Group C
of the tTana-continental tariffs and re
quests that the railroads amend the
tariffs accordingly.
Resolutions over the death of Colonel
C. W. Griggs were also adopted and a
committee was named to and a floral
tribute.
MAN DIES NEAR OWN DOOR
Coroner Says Drink Caused Death,
Pasco Police Investigate.
PASCO, Wash, Oct. 30. (Special.)
H. C Fisher, an old resident of Pasoo,
was found dead yesterday morning, 10
feet from the door of his shanty, by
William Shott, his roommate.
Fisher left Stark & Jewell's saloon,
where he had been drinking, at mid
night, after buying two quarts and a
pint of whisky When he was searched
nothing was found: his watch and what
change he had left and the whisky had
been stolen. There were no marks of
violence, except a bruise on the right
thigh.
After a post-mortem examination this
afternoon Coroner Murphy declared that
Fisher died from heart failure caused
by excessive drinking. The police have
rounded up the floating population of
the town and will make a vigorous In
vestigation. Fisher had been employed as a car
Inspector on the Northern Pacific "Rail
road the past three years and has been
a reeident of Pasco the past 15 years.
He was 67 years old, a bachelor and a
member of T5o"th the Masonlo and Wood
men Lodges'. '
BIG POTATO CROP RAISED
Japanese Dig 625 Tons From 75
Acres Near Montesano.
MONTESA2IO, Wash., Oct. SO. (Spe
cial.) Several Japanese who last
Spring rented a portion of the C W.
At land ranch, east of town, have dem
onstrated that potatoes can be raised
profitably in an adverse season.
They planted 75 acres to tubers and
this week finished digging 625 tons,
an average of seven tons to the acre.
They sold a part of the crop at 325
a ton and have stored the remainder
to await higher prices. Montesano deal
ers predict that potatoes will sell for
So a ton before Spring.
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Examine our complete stocks of Fine
Soaps, Combs, Brushes and other toilet goods. Cut Glass, Framed
Pictures, Russian Brasses, Gold Baskets, Fine Art China, Antique
Mirrors, the new Powdered Gold Frames, etc. Over 1000 styles Pic
ture Frames and Fine Mouldings and Four Expert Picture Framers.
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BIG DACES COMING
Ujoted Auto Drivers Gather in
Southern Cities.
$5000 PURSE IS OFFERED
Winner of On Event at Atlanta
Will Take 3000 Savannah to
Divide HonorsCaleb Bragg
to Torn Professional.
ATLANTA. Ga, Oct. 30. Many noted
drivers of racing automobiles are gath
ered in Atlanta and Savannah tonight
and others are en route to this city
to prepare for competition during the
next two weeks for some of the rich
est automobile stakes of the year.
At Atlanta, on November 8. 4 and 5,
19 races will be held on the local two
mile speedway for prires aggregating
$20,000 in value. About $2000 Is in
cash, with the remainder In trophies.
In Savannah the grand prize race will
be held November 12, preceded by a
curtain raiser for small cars on No
vember 11.
On Saturday at Atlanta, there will
be a free-for-all 250-mtle race for a
$5000 purse, of which the winner takes
$3000, the second $1000, the third $500
and the next three $250. $150 and $100.
respectively. This Is the biggest event
scheduled. Friday has been made a
city holiday in honor of the race for
the City of Atlanta trophy, which Is
valued at $7500. The distance Is 200
miles. In addition to the trophy, $1850
in prize money will be distributed
among the leaders. Thursday's feat
ure event is a 100-mlle race for a
trophy and a $925 puree. "Event No. S
is left blank.
Caleb Bragg, the New York amateur,
who defeated Barney Oldfleld at the
Los Angeles meet, has announced that
he will officially turn professional at
the races here.
Johnny Altken, in a National car,
clroled the two-mile oval in 1:18 today,
Just two seconds slower than the track
record. AiUcen's pace was at the rate
Of 8 miles an hour.
Brownsville to Get Sewer.
BROWNSVILLE, Or., Oct. 30. (Spe-
EVER STOP
to think -what coffee MAT
be doing to yonT
' Make the change to
10 days and find out
There's a Reason'
POSTUM
ing iLyes
Perfumes, Toilet Articles,
Photo Printing, Devel
oping and Enlarging on
short notice and at pop
ular prices. First Floor.
ciaL) After agitating the proposition
for many years, Brownsville will soon
have a system of sewerage in the busi
ness section and a portion of the
residence part of the city. . A contract
has just been awarded for the con
struction of the main sewer, the same
to be completed before January 1.
RALLY IS ENTHUSIASTIC
Keen Talks Mark Meeting of Walla
Walla Republicans.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Oct 80.
(Special.) With less than a hundred
present, there were 24 speakers at the
smoker opening the Republican cam
paign here last night. "Vote 'er straight"
was the motto, and every man present
promised he would do so. The talks
were all Informal, there being no set
programme of speakers.
The applause of the evening went to
James R. Greene. Q. A. R. veteran with
seven sons, and when he said that
there would be eight Republican votes
in his family, as for years, he was
given the glad hand.
J. L. Dumas made the principal
speech of the evening, talking for the
Judicial candidates, Charles Painter,
candidate for Sheriff, made the short
est speech of the evening and one of
the most effective. "I am a Repub
lican," said he.
All the candidates and party leaders
spoke. Cigars and music filled out the
programme.
The vegetable oil md In making om
bre 11 an In Japan Is pressed out of ths seds
of Perllla octmodles, an annual plant whlca
rml;lP Perllls pgklnmiils.
lis
Makes Dish-wash- n
ing easy sf
The use of a little GOLD
DUST in your dish-water
will make your dishes whiter,
sweeter and cleaner than they
ever can be without it. Un
like soap, GOLD DUST
doe9 more than clean the
surface. It goe9 deep after
germs and hidden food par
ticles, and sterilizes every
thing it touches.
GOLD DUST does all the hard
part of the work without your assis
tance, because it begins to dissolve
and clean the moment it touches
the water. - ,
When you have to wash dishes
1095 times a year, the GOLD
DUST method of saving half your
time and half your labor means
something.
Vo not pss gosp.
Kiphlha. Boray. Sods.
Amramls or Kerosene
with Cold Dull. Cc'd
Dnit has til degirsblo
cleansing qualities In
a perfectly harmless
and lasting (org,
-Letth COLD DUSTTWINS doyoar work
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