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TTTE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. PORTLAND, HAT 14. 1916.
ON GIRL'S CHARGE
Jury, Out 22 Hours, Decides
Rev. Mr. Slaughter Guilty,
but Asks Leniency.
WOMEN KISSED GOODBYE
Minister Led Off to Jail When Bail
Is Denied, and One Sympathizer
Embraces Him Affectionately -as
He Leaves for Prison.
OROVILX.E. Cal., May 13. Rev.
Madison C. Slaughter pastor of aChico,
Cal.,. Baptist Church, was found guilty
today of attacking 15-year-old Gertrude
Rev. Mr. Slaughter was indicted on
five counts by the county grand jury
January 31. each count alleging a
matutory offense. The indictments
were returned In the face of testimony
of the girl's father and mother
repudiating as untrue their daughter's
Since the Indictments Chico and
virtually Butte County has been split
in two bitter factions on the question
of the minister's guilt or innocence. So
acute was the feeling during the-first
trial that Judge Gregory banned any
sermons or lectures concerning the
case in Butte County.
Rev. Mr. Slaughter was hanged In
effigy In Chico after the first Jury
refused to convict him. He has been
Treaching regularly in his church every
Sunday since the indictments were
returned. Throughout the trials he
lias stoutly maintained that Uie prose
cution was a conspiracy against him
because of his opposition to the liquor
Girl's Kathcr Is Bondsman.
Rev. Mr. Slaughter was arrested im
mediately after being indicted and
released on $20,000 bonds. Fred
Iiameon. Gertrude's father, was one of
the bondsmen and during the trials he
and his wife swore that the daughter's
tory was untrue. Gertrude has been
held in a detention home for nearly
three months by the District Attorney's
Rev. Mr. Slaughter's offenses, it was
charged, were all committed in Chico,
where Gertrude and her parents at
tended the minister's church. It was
brought out in the trial that Gertrude
had been sent to the minister for in
struction. The Jury retired yesterday noon and
were ready with its verdict at the
opening of court this 'morning. It was
Rev. Mr. Slaughter's second trial on
one of five charges lodged against him.
The minister won a Jury disagreement
April 3 on his first trial, which
stretched over a month. . The jury was
out 22i hours. A recommendation of
mercy was made by the Jurymen.
Woman Sympathiser Kisses Pastor.
Rev. Mr. Slaughter, In court with his
wife and daughters, took the verdict
almly, his head bowed. Judge Gregory
denied a request for bail and the min
ister was led off to jail, with his wife
daughters and women sympathizers
orylne aloud at his heels. He kissed
them all good-bye save Mrs. Ida
With tears streaming down her face,
Mrs. Camper grasped Rev. Mr. Slaugh
ter's arm. pulling him back to her and
kissed him. She supported the minister
as one of the principal alibi witnesses
lor the defense.
Attorneys !for Rev. Mr. Slaughter
announced they would -seek an appeal
Immediately. The maximum sentence
for the offense is 50 years and the
minimum one year.
DANCE STORY SHOCKS
TACOMA MORALS OFFICER TELLS
OF "GL'MDROP CABARETS." -
Women of Social Service Board Are
Itorrlfled at Report of Improper
"Raggins" In "Dry" Cafes.
TACOMA. Wash.. May 13. (Special.)
Women members of the Solcal Service
Board shuddered today when Public
Morals Officer Jurlsch told what he had
seen in cafes and candy stores where
dancing is allowed. He said that never
before had he seen such sensuous
dances as those in the "gumdrop
cabarets." where soda water drinkers
"Everybody swarmed on the floor
when the rag- musio started." said
Jurlsch. "Such suggestive attitudes
and positions I never saw before. It
was scandalous. I watched one young
man Industriously chewing a girl's
"Oh!" exclaimed several women.
"Ah, ugh-h-h-h," said others, with
expressions of the deepest horror and
Jurisch declared that conditions are
worse In the "dry" cabarets than they
ever were in public dancehalls. One
proprietor of a candy store has en
tirely discontinued dancing in his place
because he was told by the Board that
he would have to reform the gaiety.
The Board sent a sharp order to all
oabaret owners that nothing of a
"sporty" nature would be tolerated,
and that if they did not comply with
the code of morals set by the city their
shops would be closed for good.
Colonel Sibley is said to have tele
graphed General Funaton. now at San
Antonio, asking for more troops for
FARM SESSION IS MAY 26
Irogged-Off Land Problems to Be
Discussed at Washington. "V."
UNIVERSITY O F WASHINGTON".
May 13. Washington's logged-off land
problem will be made the subject of a
conference at the University of Wash
ington, May 26. The first session will
open at 10 o'clock in the morning, with
Governor Lister presiding.
The reforestation of logged-off. non-
agricultural areas will otfer subject
matter for the morning meeting. In
the afternoon the conferees will turn
their attention to modifications of the
Murphine law. providing for logged-off
EX-MAYOR OF BUTTEVILLB
CANDIDATE FOR SEAT IN
RECORD IS OPEN OIIE1
McArthur Says Inquiry
Will Be Welcomed.
ISSUE ONCE SETTLED
Result of Election Two Years Ago
Declared to Show People Under
stood Charges, Which Were
Then Threshed Out.
y' y i
Fred W. Scheurer.
BUTTE VI LLE, Or., May 13.
(Special.) Fred W. Scheurer,
who Is a candidate for Represen
tative In the Legislature from
Marlon County, is 8 years old
and has lived in Oregon all his
life. He was city marshal of
Butteville for five years, Mayor
one year, and has just been elect
ed Councilman after declining
re-election as Mayor. In his plat
form he promises to endeavor to
obtain legislation to reduce taxes
in the state to the lowest point
consistent with a proper admin
istration of county and state af
fairs; liberal support of the pub
lic schools and building of per
manent roads as fast as possible
without imposing heavy burdens
on the taxpayers: and elimina
tion of useless commissions.
land districts; rural credit systems and
their operation in Europe; direct state
aid and private enterprise. County Ag
riculturist F. W. Rader will preside in
the evening, at which time agricul
tural uses of the land will be discussed
by experts from Washington State Col
U-BOAT PUNISHES SWEDE
Captain Attacked With Cntlasses,
Schooner Burned and Shelled.
STOCKHOLM, via London. May 13.
The captain of the Swedish schooner!
Harald gives In the Dagncs Nyheter an
account of tne sinking of his ship by a
German submarine in the North Sea on
May 6. The ship was halted by the
submarine, the commander of which
gave the crew 16 minutes In which to
abandon the schooner. The captain of
the Harald refused to obey the order
and hoisted the Swedish flag.
The Germans then boarded the ship
and poured petroleum over the vessel,
which they lighted. They then attacked
the captain with cutlasses, forcing him
into a small boat.
The blazing petroleum not destrly
ing the Harald quickly enough, the
ship was sunk by gun fire from the
1 IN FEDERAL LIQUOR NET
BANDITS OUT 111 FORCE
MAJOR LONGHORXE'S COLUMN
NEAR 500 OF ENEMY.
Colonel Sibley Presses Forward With
Fonrteenth Cavalry and Sends to
Fnnstoa for Reinforcements.
MARATHON. Tex., May 13. Fifty
miles south of the Mexican border
from Bouquillas. Major Langhorne
halted his dash after the Glenn Springs
-. and JBoqulllas raiders tonight to await
the arrival of Colonel Frederick W.
Sibley and three troops of the Four
Earlier in the day advance scouts of
Major Langhorne s squadron met sev
cral Mexican cowboys and from infor
mation secured from them learned that
, the bandits were concentrated about 60
miles southward, and numbered more
On receipt of this news Major Lanz
: horns set a courier to advise Colonel
' Sibley, commander of the expedition.
From an authoritative source it was
learned that Colonel Sibley decided to
cross with the Fourteenth Cavalry,
'. leaving a small garrison at Boquillas.
" the sub-base, and push on with all
. speed. In the hope that Major Lang
horne would sot attack until he ar
rived. Before fordinc the IUo Grande,
Arrest of Amos Strong at Chehalis
Is First of Campaign.
TACOMA. Wash.. May 13. (Special.)
The first Federal prosecution in Ta
coma In the war on the Illicit manufac
ture of liquors and sale through boot
leggers developed in the arrest today of
Amos Strong at Chehalis on a secret
Federal indictments returned early in
the week charglnf violation of the
Internal revenue laws.
Strong . was bound over to appear In
the United. States District Court here
Monday by United States Court Com
missioner Westover at Chehalis. Bond
was fixed at $500.
Pierce County officers recently made
serious complaint agains the manufac
ture of a white liquor by moonshiners
in Lewis County and shipment of the
product Into Pierce County for sale by
bootleggers in this county.
WASHINGTON. May S. (To the Edi
tor.) I note that E. V. Llttlefield. one
of my opponents for the Republican
nomination for Congress, is out with
the statement that he intends to make
a full exposure of my record in connec
tion with the Jury selections in the
Oregon land-fraud cases In 1905, my
services as lobbyist at the last session
of the Oregon Legislature, my action
as Speaker of previous Legislatures and
my association with the "invisible Gov
I am not going into detail as to the
land-fraud matters, for the reason that
they were fully threshed out two years
ago. and my relation thereto explained
to the public In view of the result of
the election of that year, the public
evidently did not care to have the land-
fraud question revived. I gave out a
full and complete statement of my en
tire knowledge of the questionable
methods of selecting Juries In the land
fraud cases, and if any persons now
wish to revive this antiquated ques
tion, they will do well to adhere strict
ly to the facts and not Indulge them
selves in misrepresentations.
ChUKM of Lobbying; Denied.
As to Mr. Littlefield's reference to
my being a lobbyist for the special In
terests at the last session of the Legis
lature, I will say that there is nothing
to his charges. I spent IS days at the
Legislature, urging the passage of Sen
ate bill 90, providing for a refund by
the state of Oregon to Alma D. Katz.
of Portland, in connection with certain
relinquishments that he had made when
the state took over the Tumalo irriga
tion project. This was a meritorious
measure, and I appeared there as attor
ney for Mr. Katz and have no regrets
or apologies to offer for so doing.
During previous sessions of the Leg
islature, when I was not a member, I
had appeared for other clients. Just as
hundreds of other lawyers have done
at various times. The bill In question
passed the Senate without a dissenting
vote and passed the House with but
slight opposition. Mr. Littierieid him
self voted for the bill, as will be seen
by examination of the House journal.
There would have been no necessity for
Mr. Katz to employ me or any other
attorney to appear for the bill, had it
not been for the underhanded tactics
of certain lobbyists who secretly op
posed it in the hope of being employed
to assist In its passage. This was the
only measure which I appeared for at
the Legislature besides a oouple of bills
In which the Oregon Purebred Live
stock Association was interested and
a widow's claim in connection with a
horse and saddle furnished by her hus
band during the Yakima Indian War.
For these latter measures I received no
compensation not even my expenses
Mr. Llttlefield Challenged.
I challenge Mr. Llttlefield to point
to any bill or resolution considered by
the Legislature or any of Its commit
tees, aside from the measures above
mentioned, wherein I appeared and so
licited the affirmative or negative vote
of any member, and if any member of
the Legislature, including Mr. Llttle
field. will say that I approached him
for or against any measure other than
those designated, then there will be
some foundation for Mr. Littlefield's
I am willing to leave the matter to
such men as Senators L. L. Ividdle, Y ,
H. Ragsdale. J. N. Burgess, R. S. Far
rell. Dan Kellaher and C. L. Hawley,
and Representatives Lloyd J. Went-
worth. S. B. Houston. Conrad P. Olson
J. E. Anderson, John Gill, Wesley O.
Smith. R. N. Stanfield. or any other
Senator or Representative In the Legis
lature. Let any of these members say
whether or not I approached them, di
rectly or indirectly, on any measure
other than those indicated and whether
I soatrht to promote legislation In be
half of the special interests and to
thwart legislation in which the publlo
was interested. This talk of Mr. Little
field's is the cheapest kind of campaign
claptrap and unworthy of a man who
aspires to a seat In the National House
Record as Speaker Open.
Mr. Llttlefield says he is going to tell
the public cf my record as Speaker of
the Oregon Legislature. He is welcome
to do so. I am perfectly willing to
have his legislative record and mine
printed In parallel columns and let the
public Judge which of us has supported
the greater amount of constructive
legislation in the Interests of the people
of Oregon. If my legislative record is
so bad, why did Mr. Llttlefield support
me for Congress two years ago, and
whv did he apk me to solicit support
for him when he aspired to he Speaker
Llttlefield has had much to say
associations with the "invis
ible government" crowd and has pro
claimed himself as the proper candi
date for progressive Republicans to
support at the coming primary election.
If I remember correctly, Mr. Little
field was secretary of the Republican
State Central Committee that issued
the call for the ill-fated "assembly" In
1910. He was Just as enthusiastic
about the "assembly" as I was and his
connection with it should estop him
from branding me as the candidate of
Mr. Littlefield's charge that I am in
league with the corporations would
come with better grace if It were- not a
Known fact that the law firm of Little-
field & McGuire appeared in the Cir
cuit Court of Clackamas County only a
few months ago as attorneys for the
Weyerhauser Land Company one of
the most powerful timber syndicates In
the country. This Is a matter of record
in the Courthouse at Oregon City.
Glass House Easily Damaged.
There can be no objection to Mr.
Llttlefield and his partner's acting as
attorneys for the Weyerhauser inter
ests, but It is apparently wicked for me
to have accepted fees for professional
services rendered to corporations dur
ing the time I was practicing law in
Portland. I would like to remind Mr
Llttlefield of the old adage that "peo
ple living in glass nouses should not
Mr. Llttlefield and his sucoorters
have dwelt at length on my associa
tions and alleged associations with
certain Portland politicians, but they
entirely overlook Mr. Littlefield's polit
ical bed fellows. The records of some
of the Individuals who are lustily sup
porting Mr. Littlefield's campaign would
make most Interesting reading. One of
tne campaign stories that the Llttle
field crowd has been putting out Is
that I have promised to have certain
persons appointed as United States Mar
shal, etc.. in the event of my re-election
and the election of a Republican
President. There is no foundation what
ever for this story. T have msde no
Vancouver Church Pays $1050 Debt.
VANCOUVER. Wash., May 13. (Spe
cial.) A special feature of the service
at the First Christian Church tomor
row morning will be the burning of
a mortgage for $1060, which was paid
oir during the week. Mother's day
services will be held under the direction
of Rev. R. H. Sawyer, pastor, and the
mortgage will be burned, by Mrs. Pris-
cilla Sparks, the oldest member and an
active church worker.
Chinese Compel Vaacclnation.
PEKIN. March SO. Compulsory vac
cination is to be Introduced in Pekln,
beginning April 1. The metropolitan
police have served a notice to all hos
Pltals in Pekln to vaccinate all their
patients, and similar orders have been
issued to private practitioners. The
vaccination will also be extended to
schools, and made general as rapidly as
Rood's Sarsaparllla Cleanses the Blood,
Skin Troubles Vanish.
Scrofula eruptions on the face and
body are both annoying and disfigur
ing. Many a complexion would bs per
feet If they were not present.
This disease shows itself In other
ways, as bunches In the neck, inflamed
eyelids, sore ears, wasting of the mus
cles, a form of dyspepsia and general
Ask your druggist for Hood's Sarsa
parllla. This great medicine complete
ly eradicates scrofula. It purifies and
enriches the blood, removes humors and
builds up the whole system. It em
bodies the careful training, experience
and skill of Mr. Hood, a pharmacist for
fifty years, in its quality and power to
Scrofula Is either Inherited or ac
quired. Better be sure you are quite
free from it. Get Hocd's Sarsaparllla
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promises, nor shall I make any. They
would violate the corrupt practices act
and I could not take the oath of office
if I were to make them. All patronage
matters will be taken care of at the
proper time by the Oregon delegation
not by any Individual Congressman.
If Mr. Llttlefield Is so anxious for a
clean campaign, why does not he re
pudiate the libelous cartoon-circulars
of the carpet-bag leaders of the Anti
Saloon League? Why does not he de
nounce the false and fraudulent regis
trations that have been made at the
Courthouse, and stand squarely as a
Republican candidate for Republican
votes? He has chosen his campaign
weapons and I will say to him. "Lay
on. Macduff, and damned be. him thav
first cries 'hold, enough!"
C. N. M' ARTHUR.
WASCO ROAD IS GOOD
Motorist Advises Hood Kivcr to Fill
X'p Troublesome Ruts.
HOOD RIVER, Or., May 13. (Spe
cial.) "I found the east extension of
the Columbia River Highway between
this city and The Dalles in excellent
condition," says W. H. Davis, was mo
tored over the route yesterday, "except
In Hood River County Just this side of
the Wasco County line. The Wasco
County officials have evidently been
busy and have put their road, although
It Is teep In places, in mighty fine
Mr. Davis says the Hood River au
thorities could rake off loose stone and
fill up ruts in their portion of .the high
way at a small expense.
WOMEN FIGHT SEX ISSUE
fontlnuM Frfm First Pr-.
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The station will be opened Monday by
members of the Chicago Equal Suffrage
Association. Society women gathered
at the North Side hat shop and tried on
black straw sailors, which were de-
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