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command. Mutch leaving the car on
Kast Bun-side street.
The time given by Oetinger is dis
puted by persons who saw Mutch on
tne East Side at :0. Friday night.
This evidence tends to advance the
time of the killing and ahorten the
time that the dead body lay In the sa
loon before being- dragged to the door.
Frank Ira White Attacks Col
OREGON LOSS SEEN
E. L Oetinger Says He Shot E.
.W. Mutch and Dragged
Body to Back Door.
Man Taken a Suopex-t Soon After
Dlvmrrj of Crime Breaks Down
and THI All Victim Once
In Prison for Robbery.
With tear streaming down hi faoe,
E. I, Oetina-er. proprietor of the "Mer
chants' Exchange saloon. I Flrt street,
ronfessed to Deputy District Attorney
Pas-e and Detective Day yesterday
morning that be shot and killed E. W.
Mutch In bis saloon at 19 o'clock Fri
day night, and later draft-ad tho body
to the back door, where It was found
by tho pollc shortly after midnight. A
charira of first -degree murder was filed
against Oetinger at once, and ba la held
By making; his statement, the prison
er eared the authorities much bard
work, (or until ha .confessed the crime
little mora than a strong suspicion
rested against him. Policemen were
positive that be was the homicide, and
rested their belief oa elrcumstsntlal
evidence, of which the strongest link
was the finding; of Oetlnger's revolver
In a drawer behind the bar. empty of
cart rid but still smelling; of powder
smoke. In another drawer were found
the loaded cartridges, and In a third
the empty cartridge case from which
tho bullet sped that killed Mutch.
Trail See Acre Fleer.
Across th linoleum 'floor covering.
which bad been mopped by a Chinese
servant at 7 o'clock Friday evening;.
were found tracks, evidently made by
the dragging; beels of the dead man.
and a support of the bar rail bad been
knocked out at the point where be la
supposed to have fallen.
Taking Into consideration that there
had been found no direct or even sec
ondary witness to the crime, this erl
dence would have been meager to fasten
the crime on Uetlnger, who until 10
oclork yesterday morning; seemed dls
posed to make the authorities prove
their rase against him. When taken
by Detective Day to the District At
torney's office, however, he burst sud
denly Into tears and said be was will
Ins; to tell the whole story. A stenog
rapher wss called In and after Oetin
ger had been cautioned that bis state
ment would be used against him. he
"Match first cams to my place about
3 o'clock In the afternoon. He was
drunk and boisterous then. He
turned about o'clock, very drunk
Coatpamlea Is Abased.
"Another man who was In the sa
loon went out and Mutch abused him
after he was gone, saying; that ha owed
Mutch money. I stuck up for tho
man. and that made Mutch worse than
ever. He reached over tba bar and
grabbed me by the clothes, but I pulled
away and kept begging him to go out.
as I wanted to close up, I offered him
a drink or a cigar If he would go.
"Then ha came behind the bar after
me and crowded me Into the far corner
and I grot out my gun and shot htm,
taking no aim. That's all."
In answer to questions. Oetinger ex
tended bis relation, but was hasy In his
recollection. He admitted that ba bad
been drlnklnc. but said be waa far from
being durnk. Mutch called him "all
kinds of names." he said, and remarked
as he came behind tba bar, "Now I'm
going to get you."
The prisoner could not say how long;
the body lay as It fell. Herein his
statement with that of Special Officer
Keaburc who says the body was not
there at midnight, the time must have
been about two hours.
"layer Betaraa to Salon.
"I knew he waa hurt." said Oetinger.
"but thought that he was In a drunken
stupor and that the air might revive
After drag-glne- out the body, which
weighed over lis pounds, he returned
to the bar and remained until arrested
by Sergeant Klenlen.
"W hy didn't you notify the police?"
asked Deputy Page.
"That would have been the proper
thing." said Oetinger. "but I waa ex
cited." The prisoner said he had known
Match for nearly 24 years and never
had any trouble with him except that,
IS years ago. Mutch struck blm over
the head with an umbrellj.
"Will It be necessary to have a trial?"
asked Oetinger, as his examination was
concluded. He made It apparent that
be wished to take his penalty and have
the thing over. It waa explained that
the case must take Its course through
the grand Jury.
PHxoaer Haa Fatally.
Oetinger Is married and has a family
of grown sons. He Itves at (44 East
The man who was killed waa also
married, and It was through the burial
of his new-born child, two weeks ago.
that the bullet-victim was Identified
when the body was taken in charge
by the Coroner. Mutch had been at
the office of Punning- at McEntee, un
dertakers. January 10. to make the
arrangements for the babe'a funeral,
and was remembered by the attendants.
Mutch possessed wealth estimated at
nearly 110.000. and waa not active In
business. He served a terra in the
penitentiary In 1S for taking; I1S0
from a drunken man. He had a repu
tation of being quarrelsome and bois
terous In his cup.
5elf-Defeaa to Be Plea.
That Oetinger did not set forth the
exact facts. Is Indicated by the marks
on the floor. If they are accepted as
being; made by the heels of the dead
man. Prior to the confession It had
bren worked out that Mutch fell in
front of the bar. and in doing ao kicked
out the support under the bar rail, at
which point the marks began and led
direct to the door. The accused made
It plain that he would plead self-defense
and fear of bodily barm In ex
tenuation of his act.
Coroner's Jsrry Accaeee.
A Coroner's Jury beard the evidence
in the case yesterday and returned a
verdict that Mutch came to his death at
the bands of Oetinger.
At 4 o'clock Friday afternoon Mutch
was at the Poetofflce In such a bolster,
ons condition that Watchman Peaton
placed blm In a taxlrab and Instructed
the driver to take him home, but the
driver was unable to carry out the
LINCOLN DINNER POPULAR
Prominent Republlcana Signify Hope
of Attending: Function.
The Lincoln memorial dinner to be
given February 11. next, at the new
Multnomah Hotel, under the auspices
of the Republican Club, bids fair to be
well attended not only by many of tho
cttixens of this elty, but by prominent
Republicans from throughout the state.
Subscription blanks have been Issued
from headquarters to the following,
who will receive subscriptions from
those desiring to attend. Tickets will
be Issued later at 11.60 each:
James Jackson. Commercial Club
MAGNET WEAK, HE AVERS
FORMER PORTtAKD MAX
HONORED BY EIXEVE
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1 1 .v-
I A. W
EUGENIE. Or, Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) A. W. McLaughlin, who
this week was elected president
of the Merchants" Protective As
sociation, waa born in Portland,
and lived there until three years
ago. when he came to Eugene
and went into tho furniture busi
ness with L. R. Flint, who had
been traveling out of Portland.
Mr. McLaughlin waa also this
eek re-elected director of the
Eugene T. M. C A.
Charles F. Bee be, Arlington Club: G. T.
Wlllett. Northern Pacific passenger
office: Ben Belling, Fourth and Morri
son streets: A. L. Barbur. City Hall
J. R. Rogers, Commercial Club; Mo-
KInley Mitchell. 101 H Stark street;
Sam L. Woodward, Kenton: M. J. Morse.
Courthouse; A. J. Fanno. IIS Worcester
block: K. K. Kubll, Board of Trade
building: Evert L. Jones, 411 Lumber
Exchange building: J. F. Wilson. tli
Chamber of Commerce building: F. E.
Beach, second door Chamber of Com
merce building: C E. Moulton. Wilcox
building; C N. McArthur. University
Club: A. B. Rldgw-ay. Fenton building:
W. H. Chaptn. Chamber of Commerce
building: John B. Coffey. Elks' build
ing: B. B. Martin. Courthouse; F. E.
Walkina. Multnomah Club; J. L. Con-
ley. Chamber of Commerce building
Dr. Ben L. Nordr"h. Medical building;
O. A. Neal. Chamber of Commerce build
ing; A. L. Veasle. Corbett building;
A. W. Allen. Sixteenth and Lovejoy
streets: J. W. Booths, 314 Russell
street; Carl H. Jackson. Nineteenth and
Vaughan streets; Francis 8. Alkus. T.
M. C A. building; J. P. Marshall. 74
Ella atreet: W. H. McMonlea, 12 Union
avenue: Professor Hugh J. Boyd. 8
Everett street: Willis Fisher. S28 Front
street: William J. Clarke, CSH First
street: D. M. Dunne, Federal building:
Charles Feldmann. S8 First street;
R. W. Hoyt. Rose Festival Association:
George W. Hoyt. Merchants National
Bank; Multnomaa Hotel oince: nepuo
llcan Club headquarters. 218 Board of
RATES CUTF0R BIG MEET
Railroad Expert Throng; at Olrmpla
for Quadruple Assembly.
An open rate of one and one-third
fare for the round trip has been an
nounced by the railroads operating be
tween Portland and Olympla, Wash, for
the Southwestern Washington Develop
ment League meeting, to be neld in
Oiymra January 25. ! and 27. The
regular sessions of the Olympic Penin
sula neveloDment League, the Women's
Good Roada Congress and the Farmers'
Institute will be held at tne same time.
A heavv Influx from various parts of
Oregon and Washington la expected for
the four big events.
The Northern Pacific has arranged
for a special train to carry members of
the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and
for special train service from T aroma.
The Portland Commercial Club will be
well represented, but definite arrange
ments for train service have not been
Governor Hay. of Washington; How
ard Elliott, president of the Northern
Pacltlo: J. D. Fan-ell. president of the
O.-W. H. a N. Company; Robert E.
Strahorn. builder of the North Coast
Railway; Scott C Bona, of the Seattle
Fust-Intelligencer, and J- Karnes,
of the Governors special fame, are
some of tho speakers announced. A
grand oyster supper will be given Sat
urday evening. January zi. Dy tne cm-
xens of Olympla to those attending the
meetings. Olympla oysters will be
served, of course.
OFFICERS ARE INSTALLED
Grand Army Women's Order Shows
Peter A. Porter Circle, No. 25. Ladies
of Cie Grand Army or the Republic
held their installation of officers Wed
nesday afternoon. Georgia E. Stayss,
department president, with the as
sistance of liatuo iteenes, 01 uarneia
Circle. Installed the following Into
their respective offices: Alice C Bos
welL president: Mary Kelley. senior
vice-president; Sarah Carpenter. Junior
vice-president: Elisabeth Feghtling,
treasurer: Dor Hartley, secretary;
Mary Hance. chaplln; Addle Hance,
conductor: Ida Hersey. assistant con
ductor: Margaret Cole, guard; alyrtle
Krathwail. assistant guard.
Visitors from other circles were:
Sisters Ella G. Hlmes, assistant Na
tional inspector of Winalow Mead No.
7; Eva Barhlte, of Rich Mountain No,
4. of Eugene; Ida Hlinkslck. of Gar
field No. 15, of Woodburn: Iva Edwards,
of Plackmar No. 20. of Sell wood; Lula
Mathews, of Denver No. 1. of Denver.
Peter A. Porter Circle Is one of the
most progressive circles In the state.
It bas been organised nearly three
year and has a membership of 145
Klajnath Fails Iand Dealer Says
State Needs Round-Trip Home
seekers Fares Throughout
Tear as In Other States.
That colonization work In Oregon l
seriously hampered through the failure
of the railroads to put in effect home
seekers' ratea extending throughout
the year. Is the opinion of Frank Ira
White, a Klamath Fails land dealer.
who Is in Portland and expressed hi
dissatisfaction with the effect of colo
"Colonist rates do not meet the re
qulrements of the movement to locate
farmers from the states east of the
Rockies on Oregon farms," said Mr.
White, "and the experience of years
ought to convince traffic officials of
the railroads as It baa the men engaged
In efforts to colonize farm lands
throughout the Coast states, of the
necessity of round-trip rates extending
through every month of the year. The
desirable homeseeker Is not the man
who pulls ud stakes and goes on a one
way rate to locate In a strange land.
Indeed, the bulk of the colonist rate
movement la of the floating element
that Is not particularly desirable to
any community the fellows who wouw
as readily start on a Journey to Siberia
or the moon if a colonist rate were
established at price within his means.
Tenant Farmers Seaght,
"The man Oregon needs Is the sue
eessful tenant farmer of the corn
states, or the son of the substantial
old resident of the congested agricul
tural districts who Is looking to tho
Pacific Coast States to establish him
self as his parents did In the old
location two or three decades ago.
"The homeseeker worth while is the
man who makes an initial trip of In
vestlgatlon and after finding the spot
that satisfies returns to dispose of his
holdings and come back later to re
main. He Is not attracted by the colo
nist rate because it eomes at a season
when bis farm work prevents leaving
home. In the corn states the first of
March is too late for the farmer to go
out seeking a change of base in the
current year, for it la the date on which
tenants take possession of land rented
for the ensuing crop sesson. In most
years the actual work of farming op
erations begins In March In Kansas,
Missouri. lows, Illinois and states fur
ther south, and in any event prepara
tion for actual field work keeps the
good farmer at home from March until
harvest Is over.
Coast Treated Differently.
"Homeseekers" ratea have proved
boon to the Texas Gulf Coast, to the
Dakotaa. to some of the Southern
States, but traffic officials of the trans
continental railroads have persistently
refused to establish these rates to the
Pacific- Coast territory in which develop
ment means Increased tonnage even'
tually. and rapidly growing traffic
keeping pace with the colonisation pro
gress. It is surprising that a conces
slon that has accomplished successful
colonisation elsewhere has so long been
denied the Coast territory.
"Last year the total number of so-
called colonists brought to Oregon
during the period the one-way tickets
were honored seemed gratifying when
the totals were announced at the close
of the movement. But Investigation
over the state would disclose that few
real colonists came and of these
small but a percentage remained. Some
benefit was derived by resson of the
competent farm Isbor Introduced from
the trans-mountain states, of which a
large part has probably drifted south
with the tide of Winter travel.
Xeed of Stronger Magaet See a.
"I have talked to numbers of men
engaged In colonisation work In various
Oregon counties and those who have
endeavored to attract settlers from the
more populous states and especially
those who have expended money and
energy in trying to compete with rep
resentatives of other more-favored sec
tions, agree that the homeseekers rate
is the needed magnet to attract farm
ers to Oregon.
"The Oregon Development Leawue at
the last meeting discussed this ques
tion and expressed the desire of the or
ganization to obtain this concession
from the railroads, I understand. It
should be followed up by vigorous
efforts to Impress the railroad traffio
officials that it Is a necessity to obtain
actual farmers and acquaint them with
the manifold advantages of Oregon
COLD HELD TO BE NO JOKE
Teacher Denies Drop In Temperature
Was, of Jland-Made Kind.
That real cold and not a hand-made
variety produced by applying snow to
the bulb of the thermometer caused
the dismissal of a class at the Couch
School January 10 la the declaration
of Miss Julia Bohan. a teacher who
was reported to have been the victim
of a cold-weather Joke promoted by
her pupils. It was said small hoys
applied snow to the thermometer while
Miss Bohan was out of the room and
then when she returned complained of
he room being cold. It was said she
looked at the thermometer and forth
with dismissed the class.
Miss Bohan declares the school waa
actually cold and that the dismissal of
the class was by order of the principal.
She says all the rooms but four. In
cluding hers, were dismissed 1n the
morning. She suys her mom was
warmer than the others and she con
tinued the session until noon.
Road Has Employes' Magazine.
An employes magaxlne is one of the
innovations recently Introduced on the
Denver Rio Grande system. It con-
alna reports from the various divisions
of the roada and from the agenta In ail
parts of the country. The current issue
has Just been received in Portland. An
Item that Interests Ed B. Duffy, travel-
ng freight and passenger agent for
he Rio Grande ana otner uouid lines in
Portland, Is an extract from a book of
rules Issued 50 years ago. It is evi
dent that In those days speed was a
minor consideration In the operation
of trains, as enginemen were Instruct
ed, among other things, to remove car
casses from the tracka In case cattle
SeUed Wine Is Released.
Nine barrels of misbranded wine,
seized by the Government after ship
ment by the California Wine Associa
tion to Kline Brothers, of Portland,
were released yesterday by a decree of
Judge Wolverton In the United States
District Court after Kline Brothers had
furnished a sufficient bond as required
by law to guarantee that the wlno
would not be put to Illegal uses. .
Every day brings nearer the close of this great five-store sale of
men's and boys' clothing and furnishings. Don't let it end with
out supplying yourself for months ahead. Every price has been
cut deeply, every purchase now lowers your living expense.
It is to your interest to buy now while every price is down; it is
in your interest that we say to you Don't Delay.
'$10.00 Men's New Suits
$15.00 Men's New Suits
$20.00 Men's New Suits '
$25.00 Men's New Suits
$3.00 Men's Trousers
$4.00 Men's Trousers
$5.00 Men's Trousers
$2.50 Bovs' Knicker Suits
$3.45 Bofs' Knicker Suits
$5.00 Boys' Knicker Suits
$6.00 Bovs' Knicker Suits
25c Men's Ties
50c Men's Ties
Three 50c Ties
50c Men's Underwear
75c Men's Underwear
$1.00 Men's Underwear
$1.50 Men's Underwear
$1.00 Men's SMrts
$1.50 Men's Shirts
$2.00 Men's Shirts
50c Boys' Shirts
75c Boys' Shirts
$1.00 Bovs' Shirts
50c Boys' Knicker Pants $1.00 Boys' Sweaters
75c Boys' Knicker Pants $1.50 Boys' Sweaters
$1.00 Boys' Knicker Pants
$2.00 Boys' Sweaters
50c Boys' Waist's
75c Bovs' Waists
$1.00 Bovs' Waists
First and Yamhill Third and Oak 87 and S9 Third
UWD OWNERS, 0, SO SHY
PROPOSED BOTJLiEVATtD ROUTE
SOARS HIGH IX VAXCE.
Citizens Tell Mayor Great Desirabil
ity of Property Wanted by City.
Unnamed Man Is Benefactor.
Prices of realty along; the proposed
rout, of the Terwilllngjer boulevard ex
tension in the southwestern section of
the city have risen tremendously since
Mayor Rushlight sent out a batch of
letters last week, an Kin r owners 01
strips there to visit his office and name
the rates they think reasonable for
About 80 letters were wntien ny
Georg-e K. McCord, secretary to tne
Mayor, and were addressed to as many
owners of the property lying- on the
route of the DrODOsed boulevard. Next
day. when Mr. McCord reached his of
fice at 9 o'clock, several cttlsens were
present already, lined up and waltlng-
to quote "reasonaDie prices ior ineir
nrooertv. Durinjr the day many more
called and they are still calling. Yes
terday the Mayor spent most of the of
ficial day talking; to people who were
eao-er to assist the city In building; the
big- boulevard provided they got their
price for their property.
That s too mucn money ior your
property," frequently floated out into
the secretary s room irom me inner
executive office. "loura asking- too
much," and the Mayor proceeded to tell
how much be thought the properties
At one time more than a dozen per
sons were waiting; to see the Mayor
about boulevard property. All named
prices far above what the Mayor felt
they should get for their land.
Finally. In walked a little man, witn
smiling- face, and asked Secretary
McCord if be could see the Mayor.
"In a minute." said Mr. Mccord.
""Want to sell some boulevard prop
erty?" Naw," said the man.
"Thoug-bt probably you did," went on
Mr. McCord; 'there have been dozens
of men here wanting- to sell the city
boulevard property at fancy prices; I
Just thought you were another."
"Nope," said the little man with the
mile. "Nope, not me I don't want to
sell th. city my property; want to give
it to th. city. Figure that the boule
vard'll help property 'long In that' sec
tion, and decided to give that little
strip through my land."
Secretary McCord was so overcome
that he nearly fainted, and in the men
tal lapse . which accompanied his sud
den collapse, he forgot to ask the little,
smiling man his name.
"He should be immortalized," said
Mr. McCord, "but I really waa so over
come by his announcement that I never
thought to ask him his name and
neither did the Mayor, but let's hope
it will come out some time so that he
can be featured In a manner befitting
a man who wants to give the city anything."
WITNESS QUAILS AT VOICE
Tom Norton Target of Raillery of
Tom Norton, clerk in Judge McGinn's
court, was the butt of many Jokes yes
terday as a result of a mistake which
he made Friday in administering the
nath to A. C Kautz. a witness. Kautz
refused to swear, and Norton found
this out about the time he was half
through administering the usual form
of oath. Slightly flustered he changed
and repeated the form for those who
The most noticeable thing about Nor
ton is the thundering' quality of his
voice, so when he said, "This you do
nnder pains and penalties of death,"
rr 'Th 1 a x-nn do under nains
and penalties of perjury," the witness
nearly sank tnroua-n inn noor.
STOCK PROFITS SHOWN
RAILROAD AGRICTJIrxrRI&T IS
IMPRESSED- BY OUTLOOK.
Preservation ot Acres by Crop Rota
tion One Advantage of Hog
and Cattle Breeding.
Farmers In the Northwest are be
coming actively Interested In hog-rals-lng
and would engage more extensive
ly in dairying If they would not have
to milk their cows themselves, reported
J. I Smith, agriculturist of the O.-W.
R. & N. Company, who returned yes
terday from a tour of the territory In
Eastern Washington and Oregon and
Northern Idaho. He will leave in a few
days for the Deschutes Valley and Cen
tral Oregon. '
"I found the farmers in a delightful
ly receptive mood toward the adoption
of new Ideas in their work," said Mr.
Smith. "They are paying more atten
tion than ever to the character of their
livestock. I learned that Idaho farm
ers bought all the livestock sold at the
recent show at Lewlston for breeding
purposes and for the general Improve
ment of their herds. I consider Nez
Perce Valley is as favorably adapted
for diversified farming as any I've ever
visited. They have a little higher rain
fall than in the Palouse country owing
to a higher altitude. Their yields of
grain are not as high but grasses and
clovers do considerably better and their
pastures remain in good condition for
a long period each year. I found very
wide variation in the yield of grain per
acre and In the net profits on live
stock." It is Mr. Smith's intention to use the
results obtained by the more success
ful farmers as an argument to others.
He has found the farmers much inter
ested in economic feeding and more
willing than ever to try experiments.
Mr. Smith addressed a convention of
A Corps of
DR. W. A. WISE
DR. D. S. BOMGARDNER
DR. H. A- NEWTON
of People of
set that aorr un
It has been known In Portland
for manv years that plates made
and fitted by the Wise Dental Com
pany were as near perfection as
they could possibly be made. When
you must have a plate it should fit
perfectly, yet not hurt the g-ums or
cause annoyance by falling down.
Our plates are not duplicated elsewhere.
DR. W. A. WISEi
25 Years in
If you need dental work don't look
further. We are always busy; buy
supplies In large quantities, and, as
a consequence, can give the highest
grade work at about half the price
charged by other reputable dentists.
We will give you the best value It
Is possible to receive for every dol
lar you spend.
Notice this bridge, with inter
changeable teeth without removal
from the mouth. We have discarded
all of tho old, clumsy methods and
produce brldgework fully equal to
your natural teeth, with the added
advantage that they never ache. A
bridge built here is placed to stay.
FA1LIXO BCIMMNG, SECOND FLOOR.
TAKH THfcl ELEVATOR.
SOl'THEAST CORNER OF THIRD AND
The WISE DENTAL Co.
Hearst Dally, 8 A. M. to S P. M.( Sundays, 9 A. 31. to 1 P. M. Examination Free. Phones: A 3029, Main 2029.
farmers of Lewis, Clearwater and Nez
"The most successful and satisfac
tory system of farming," he said, "Is
that which makes livestock a promi
nent factor and provides for crop ro
tation. This is diversified farming.
The same line of study leads to the
logical conclusion that any 'single
crop' system long continued results in
disaster te the Individual and the community."
Every year the United States Imports be
tween 2,000.000 and 8,000,000 pounds of camphor.
We Make Our
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and put the utmost skill into
the making of glasses.
-By so doing wo have reduced
mistakes and dissatisfaction to a
-We aim to do our work so well
that we can afford to guarantee
all of it.
-We do all our own grinding.
-Broken lenses replaced while you
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