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VOL. XXXV. ISO. 43.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BURNS LIVE VICTIMS
IN SOMME REGION
. HANLEY STIRS
MEMBER OF DETROIT GANG IS
CAUGHT IN TEXAS.
WOMAN LOSES LIFE
AGGIES TO DEFEAT
SWEEP OF 5000-YAKD FRONT IS
FLAMES SPREAD RAPIDLY AND
REPUBLIC BUILDINGS BURN.
N MANY WARS
Wife and Stepson Are
Killed in Quarrel.
SANTA MONIGAN CONFESSES
Two Knocked Unconscious and
Thrown on Flames.
ASHES BURIED ON LAWN
Slain Woman Recently Plaintiff In
Action .Against Husband Con
cerning Property Neigh
bor Suspects Crime.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Oct. 21. Ar
rested early tonight on complaint of
the District Attorney, Benton L. Bar
rett, aged 64, and a man of wealth.
was charged with the murder of his
wife and stepson at Santa Monica, last
Before his victims were dead, the
police say, Barrett cremated their
Double Murder Confessed.
Barrett walked into the office of his
attorney, Lewis D. Collins, late this
Afternoon and, according to his counsel.
confessed to tie double murder. Mr.
Collins at once communicated with the
District Attorney and at the latter's re
quest took Barrett to the courthouse.
After hearing the man's story, the
District Attorney issued the complaint
upon which Barrett was lodged in the
Barrett came here several years ago
from Circleville, Ind. Mrs. Barrett be
fore her marriage was a wlJow, Mrs.
Irene L. Rodgens, of Mount Aetna, Ind
Victims Thrown on Fire.
The District Attorney and Mr. Collins
alleged that Barrett admitted to them
that on last Wednesday while he was
burning brush Mrs. Barrett attacked
him with a butcher knife and when he
defended himself hex. son came to his
mother's assistance with an ax handle.
Barrett' said; according to his alleged
"I knocked my wife down with, my
fist and then hit the boy with a board
found lying on the ground. I was so
Incensed I did not know what I was
doing. Then I picked up the knife and
stabbed her and before she was dead I
threw her body into the flames. The
boy was unconscious and I threw his
body on the fire.- They did not burn
quickly enough, so I gathered some
railroad ties and after their bodies were
consumed I buried the ashes on th-u
rear of the lawn.
Neighbor Starta Inquiry.
Miss "Lille La Frayne, a neighbor and
friend of the family, missed Mrs. Bar
rett and on inquiry was told by Bar
rett that his wife and son. Raymond,
aged 17, had left the city. The actions
of the man aroused her suspicions, and.
when she expressed her fears to the
police of Santa Monica, they began an
Investigation of the house and Barrett
came to town late today to consult his
Following the confession, the Dis
trict Attorney sent two detectives to
Santa Monica, and in the place where
Barrett is alleged to have concealed
the ashes, they recovered two frag
ments of bone and a dozen teeth.
Suit Over Property Pending.
Recently Mrs. Barrett figured in a
sensational suit, in which she alleged
ehe had been compelled to sign over
title to property amounting to $25,000,
ind her action was to recover this
amount. The case has not yet been
tried. Following the filing of her suit,
Barrett announced that he would insti
tute a suit for divorce.
Mrs. Barrett alleged in her suit to
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German Offensive Is Turned Back
and Brings Allied Attack, Which
Carries Two Trenches.
LONDON, Oct. 22. Advancing on a
line of 5000 yards between the Schwa
ben redoubt and Le Sara, on the Somme
front in France, the British troops have
pushed their line forward from 300 to
500 yards, says the official statement
issued last night irom General Head
quarters in France. The British cap
tured Stuff and Regina trenches and
took several hundred prisoners.
Previous to the attack an attempted
offensive on the part of the Germans
was repulsed by the British.
PARIS, Oct. 21. Three strong at
tacks against Sailjy-Saillisel, on the
Somme front, failed, according to the
bulletin issued by the War Office to
night, the Germans sustaining heavy
losses. They made similar attempts be
tween. Biaches and La Malsonnett and
were generally repulsed.
They succeeded, however, in gaining
a footing in some advanced positions
north of Blaise Wood. The French
captured a wood, north of Chaulnes.
ARMED STEAMER DELAYED
Briton Permitted Later to Depart
: From Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21. The de
parture of the British steamship' Mis
souri from this port to Baltimore was
delayed today owing to the fact that
the vessel, being engaged in a coast
wise trip, carried a gun on her after
deck. Clearance papers which were
held up on orders from the Treasury
Department at Washington were later
granted when formal assurances thaf
the vessel was armed for defense pur
poses only were made to the State
The Missouri arrived at this port yes
terday from London, carrying a cargo
OLD FINE PAID BY DRINKER
Roseburg Man Squares Up on Re
turn From Steady Job.
ROSEBURG. Or., Oct. 21 (Special.)
"Scotty" Graham walked into the
City Recorder' .office yesterday and
asked to ph u fine assessed against
him some time ago. Graham was ar
raigned before the Recorder months
ago on a charge of drunkenness and
was fined $5, but had no funds and
was allowed to leave the city.
In explaining his prolonged absence
Graham said he had been working
steadily and did not want to give up
his job. .
MEDICAL BARS TO DROP
Idaho Society Proposes Admission of
All Schools to Practice. -
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 21. (Special.)
The Idaho State Medical Society,
through its legislative committee, has
drafted for presentation to the next
Legislature a bill which provides for a
new policy In the examination of phy
siclans in Idaho. .
It creates a board the members of
which will represent all clases of the
medical profession, including drugless
ROBBER KILLS CONDUCTOR
Streetcar Man Thinks Order
Throw Up Hands Is Joke.
JOPLIN, Mo., Oct. 21. Walter Swlt-
zer, a conductor, was shot and killed
today by a robber who attempted to
hold up an interurban car between
Webb City and Carthage.
The conductor was shot four times.
According by witnesses, he was told
by the robber to throw up his hands,
but refused to do so, believing It was
a joke. '
lAzy-rh j: Piuvjus must " rPoerz4w
Oregon Guard Advised
by Old Campaigner. '
INDIAN UPRISINGS QUELLED
Promotion Gained Rapidly for
Services for Union.
LIFE IS SPENT IN ARMY
Part Played In Some of Greatest
Buttles of Civil War and in Phil
ippine Insurrection Death
of Son Affects Health.
General James Jackson, veteran of
many wars and honored adviser of the
Oregon National Guard, died at his
home, 380 North Thirty-second street
last night, aged 83 years.
The General was the victim of a
malady that affected his internal or
gans, and last Summer underwent an
operation. He never fully recovered
from the operation, although until
few weeks ago he was active as usual.
making daily trips to his office and to
the homes of his numerous friends.
Guard Long Advised.
For more than a quarter of a century
General Jackson had been Inspector-
General of the Oregon National Guard
He was retired, on reaching the age
limit, with the rank of Colonel, but
early this year Congress, in recognl
tion of his valuable services to his
country, advanced him, on the retired
list, to the rank of Brigadier-General.
General Jackson was a veteran of the
Civil War and for special gallantry in
action at the battle of Weldon Rail
road and North Anna was breveted i
Captain and Major, and for gallant serv
ice in the Modoc and Nez Perce wars
was made Lieutenant-Colonel by brevet,
while Congress awarded him a medal of
honor for "most distinguished gallantry
in action against hostile Indians."
Life "neat aa Soldier.
General Jackson was all his life a
soldier. As a-young man be enlisted in
the Northern Army and fought valiant
ly through the Civil War that the
Union might live. When the war was
over he remained with the regular
Army and saw much active service In
the Indian warfare on the plains.
Up until the last he continued aa Inspector-General
qx the Oregon National
Guard, and' until stricken with his final
illness occupied his desk in the Morgan
building almost every day. His advice
on military affairs was eagerly sought
by each succeeding Administration in
the National Guard organization.
Born In Sussex County, N. J., Novem
ber 21, 1833. he was reared in an en
vironment that was rich in historical
lore and patriotic Inspiration.
Father Waa Preacher.
His father and his maternal grand
father were ministers of the Baptist
Church The former, the Rev. Timothy
Jackson, served various congregations
In New Jersey and Ohio. The elder Jack
son's mother was a daughter of Benja
min Loxley, who was keeper of the
King's stores in Philadelphia at the out
break of the Revolutionary War, but
who resigned to join the colonial forces
where he held a commission as Major.
After completing a high school edu
cation. General Jackson studied archi
tecture for five years, and began the
practice of that profession at Charles
City, la.. In 1855.
The outbreak of the Civil War
aroused his patriotic nature, and he was
one of the first in his state to enlist.
He joined the Twelfth United States
Infantry. His first duty was as a re
cruiting officer. In August, 1862, he
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HIGH SPOTS IN THE WEEK'S NEWS AS SEEN BY
Telephone Girl Flushes Report of
Bluzc and Is Forced From Her
Board by Fire.
6POKASE, Wash, Oct. 22. (Special.)
When a moving picture machine ex
ploded in the Palace Theater at Repub
lic. Wash., shortly after 11 o'clock last
night. Mrs. Hibbard. wife of the film
operator, was burned to death and the
flames spread so rapidly that tnree
buildings were -oon ablaze, according
to a report received in Spokane at the
office of the Pacific Telephone & Tele
graph Company at midnight.
The telephone operator at the com
pany's office in Grand Forks. B. C. cent
the message to Spokane after receiving
a report from the operator at Republic,
who. after hastily giving what facts
she could, left the building, which was
rapidly being devoured by fire. The
telephone building at Republic is di
rectly across the street from the the
ater in which the film blew up.
A later report said that the fire was
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 61
degrees: minimum, 41 decrees.
TODAY'S Fair, northerly winds.
Chicago Building Trades Council adopts
resolutions conderaulug Wilson. Section
1, page 3.
Mr. plnchot speaki for
fisectlon l. page lu.
Colonel disowned by his nominator.
l. page s.
Organized labor Issues formal appeal In
behalf of President Wilson. bectlon 1,
Control of Government given over to South
by Wilson. Section 1, page I).
President thinks he will be re-elected. Bec
tlon 1, page 5.
Mrs. E. B. Hanley thrills big crowd at
Milton. Section 1, page 1.
British advance on GuuO-yerd front. Sec
tion 1, page,l.
Austrian Premier Is victim of assassin. Sec
tion 1. puge 1.
French selzo Chinese territory. Section 1.
Interstate Commerce Commission reopens
bpokane rule case for rehearing, bectlon
1. page lu.
Supreme Court soon to rule on land grant
case. bectlon 1, page C
Episcopal Church convention suggests In
ternatlonal court as means to prevent
- waiv. ecuon A, page .
Prisoner In Texas admits la2,0O0 robbery in
Uetrolt. Si'dlon 1. page 1.
Wealthy Callfornlan burns wife and stepson
. to death. Section 1, page 1.
Nebraska eleven defuats Oregon Aggies. 17
to 7, In spectacular game. Section 1
Tommy Bumi says he will manage Les
Darcy, Australian middleweight. Section
2. page 4.
Pacific Coast- League results: Portland 6,
Los Angeles O; Oakland 5. Vernon 2;
Halt Lake 7, San Francisco 2. Section
2, page i.
University of Oregon trounces University of
California at Berkeley. H to 14. Section
2. page 1.
Cornhuskers score touchdown In first Quar
ter ir. game with Aggies. Section 2,
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat buying slows down in Northwest.
Section 2. page 15.
Orders for five new vessela are confirmed.
Section 2, page 10.
Washington Is hit hard by free trade act.
says Representative Johnson in Kelso
speech. Section 1. page tf. .
Film explodes and woman loses life. Sec
tlon 1 Page 1.
Republican Congressional success In Wash'
Ington seems assured. Section 1, page 7
Oregon prison report shows most criminals
are between agea or 20 and 29. bectlon
1, page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
Women's Federation and state officials and
educators favor Pendleton Normal. Sec
tion 1. page 13.
Horse Show to be big social affair. Section
1. page 12.
Salvation Army tag day raises more tban
SlOOu. Section 1. page 12.
Employes of city doubled In 10 years. Sec
tion 1, page 14.
More tire - protection la asked by several
East Side districts. Section 1. page 14.
Jitneys likely to quit November 13. bectlon
1. page 17.
Company B. Third Oregon, takes state
trophy at Guard shoot. Section 1.
How Adamson law will reduce pay Is ex
plained. Section 1. page 18.
Veterans of Civil War angered by Secre
tary Bakers speech, bectlon 1. page 19.
General Jackson is dead. Section 1, page 1.
Lumbermen of Northwest convene Tuesday.
Section 1, page 5.
Fund for Armenians and Syrians aggregates
S754t. section l. page IB.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2. page lp.
Great Ovation Is Given
KEEN THRUSTS APPLAUDED
Speaker Has Sundayesque
Style of Swaying Souls.
ADMINISTRATION IS SCORED
Pendleton Gives Up Date for Neigh
bor Town to Hear Speaker, but
Kound-Up City Will Be
Host Wednesday Night.
BY LEON CASS BAER.
MILTON. Or.. Oct- 21. (Special.)
Never again will I think of Milton and
Paradise Lost In the same breath. Aft
er tonight It must forever be in my
Paradise found, not that we saw the
city or were escorted through the City
Hall and the public schools by the city
dads and mothers, but we saw one of
the biggest, bubbllngest. most euthusi
astio get-together meetings the town
of Milton has ever had In the knowl
edge of the inevitable oldest Inhabi
Everybody in the city directory waa
among those present. The Oregon
Grand Opera-House was packed to its
doors, and Milton's native sons and
daughters literally abducted Mrs. Han
ley to hear her speak, because the pow
ers that are shaping her tour had put
Pendleton as her postofflce address for
Milton Presarn for Speaker.
But woman proposes and politics dis
pones. The citizens of Milton rose en
masse and demanded Mrs. E. B. Hanley'a
presence for tonight, got the Opera
House draped from stern to stem with
"Old Glories," and laat Saturday they
sent a committee over to tell the Pen
dleton folk they'd have to pospone their
party in favor of Milton. Frantic wiring
back to Portland and Juggling of poll
tics gave Milton the date, and the Pen
dleton meeting was postponed until
Even the trains in Eastern Oregon
will wait for Mrs. Hanley. An O.-W.
R. & N. train did it tonight. It wait
ed five minutes while half of Pendleton
assisted Mns. Hanley and her party off
their train from The Dalles, arriving at
5 P. M.. and hurried them on to the
waiting train to Milton, and you all
know how they do things in Pendleton.
Pendleton Goes to Mlltoa. Too.
Well, the whole reception committee
piled Into the train and came over to
Milton with us, filled fuU of the well
known Pendleton spirit. The enthusi
asm rubbed off on some of the train
crew, some who must have had the
joker In the Adamson "act explained to
them, and they bade us god-speed, yell
ing lustily "Let 'er Buck for Hughes.'
S. D. Peterson introduced Mrs. Han
ley. She went Immediately Into her
subject and the hearts of her hearers.
They sat entranced under the spell of
her marvelous personality and drank in
the message she brought.
Her rapier-like thrusts at the Demo
cratic party and-tts practices, her witty
stories, told with a sense of the dra
matic that amounts to positive genius,
brought storms of applause. She truly
has the Sundayesque gift for swaying
i Work la "Inspirational.
"Being a Republican is like getting
religion; It's what the darkles in the
South call 'seein' the glory,' " she told
them. "I've left my babies, and my but
ler making preserves and pickles, and
am doing my bit to assure the people of
Oregon that all the women are not
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Captive Says Men "Figured to Get
$180,000, but Figured Wrong"
and Overlooked $8000.
DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 21. Dallas police
today arrested a man who gave the
name of James Walton and his address
as St. Louis, who, the police said, con
fessed to the $32,000 robbery of a pay
car of the Burroughs Adding Machine
Company in Detroit several weeks ago.
The confession, the police said, impli
cated two other men.
Walton, who is 23 years old. was ar
rested In the company of his young
wife. He made no attempt to resist the
officers. He told a city detective to-
nignt ne realized that "it was all up
with him," the detective said. Walton,
according to the officers, smilingly told
how the trio planned the robbery.
'I was not sober when we did the
Job," he was quoted as saying. "In
our hurry to get away we left one iron
box containing about $8000. We fig
ured we were going to get something
like 1180.000, but we figured wrong."
Walton, continuing his description of
the daylight robbery, said, according to
the police statement, that he believed
he. fired one of the shots which wounded
the pay car's guard, but only after his
(Walton's) companion had been wound
ed. Mrs. Walton accompanied her hus
band to the police station.
DETROIT, Oct. 21. Detroit police
have been searching for more than two
months for four men who they allege
were Implicated in the robbery of the
Burroughs pay car. Walton is one of
the men who was sought, the police
SHERIFF SENT TO JAIL
40-Iay Penalty Given Because
Prisoners Get Auto Hides.
COLUMBUS. O.. Oct. 21. Sheriff
Alonzo T. Svepston, of Ross County,
vice-president of the American Sher
iffs Association and president of the
Ohio Sheriffs' Association, was sen
tenced to 40 days in the Delaware
County Jail by United States Judge John
E. Sater here today for permitting Fed
eral prisoners In his custody to take
long automobile rides and have other
He was released on $500 bond pending
bearing of the oasa on error before
the Court of Appeals.
RIVER STEAMBOAT IS SUNK
Vessel Hits Piling in Mississippi
All on Hoard Saved.
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 21. The steamer
Cape Girardeaux struck some piling In
the Mississippi River south of Chester,
111., today and sank.
Most of the CO passengers were in
their staterooms asleep when the boat
struck. They were awakened by the
crew and the lifeboats lowered. All
were taken off without accident. The
crew also escaped.
DROUGHT END IS PROBABLE
Weather Bureau Says North Coast
May Have Rain This Week.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 21. Weathe
predictions in the Pacific states for th
week beginning Sunday, Issued by the
Weather Bureau today, are:
Generally fair, with temperatures
near seasonal normal. There Is some
probability of local rains on the north
coast by the middle of the week.
GERMAN CRUISER DAMAGED
British Submarine Torpedoes and
LONDON, Oct. II. A German light
cruiser has been torpedoed by a British
The cruiser remained afloat, although
she apparently suffered considerable
Win, 17 to 7.
CONTEST IS SPECTACULAR
Game Featured by Brilliant
Work of Conn and Caley.
MANY PLAYS SENSATIONAL
Run of 102 Yards for Touchdown
by' O. A. C. Halfback Thrills
6000 Spectators Final At- .
tacks by Visitors Terrific.
BY ROSCOB FAWCETT.
Nebraska's unbeaten football ma
chine invaded the sanctum of the sea
weed and the Douglas fir yesterday
and emerged victorious with the scalp
of the Oregon Agricultural College
dangling in the breezes.
The Cornhuskers victory was de
cisive aa to score 17 to ? yet. the
6500 fans who wiggled and squirmed
in the sunshine on the fringe of the
picturesque. Multnomah stadium scat
tered to their homes singing praises
for the fighting freshmen coached by
Conn's Rua Thrills Crowd
Everybody got his or her money's
worth with interest at usurious rates.
The thrilled spectators witnessed.
perhaps, the most sensational run to
touchdown In the history of college
football in Portland, although not in
the state for Dow Walker, of the .
old Aggies of bygone days, strode full
10S yards against Oregon one day. it la
recorded by paleologlsts and anthro-
pologists who deal In college lore.
The hero yesterday aaa "Tuffy"
Conn, the doughty 150-pound Pasadena
lad, who Is playing half for the Oregon
Aggies. With the score 7 to 0 in Ne- '
braska'a favor in the second quarter. .
the ball at the threshold of the. goal
line and another Nebraska touchdown
Imminent. Conn recovered a fumble .by
Caley and gave a most remarkable ex
hibition of - dodging and foot racing
with the entire red-Jerseyed throng
barking at his heels.
Middle Half of t.ame See-Saws.
Conn recovered the fumble in mld-alr
a yard or two back of his own goal
line, so his dash to touchdown was
something like 101 or 102 yards. A
moment later Conn kicked goal and
tied the score In. a bow knot. 7 to ?.
Seven to seven it remained through
out the second and third quarters and
7 to 7 it might have remained except
for a 28-yard goal from placement by
the 210-pound Nebraska captain. Corey,
midway in the final 15-minute period of
In the first half Nebraska plainly
outrushed the Oregon Aggies, but after
the intermission the Corvallls lads cam
back with vim and vigor.
Agglea Fight Hard.
They fought like wildcats and gave
an eye for an eye and a few teeth for
the good of the cause; In fact, they
were more than holding their own with
the Huskers when suddenly, toward the
close of the quarter, Riddell shot
around left end for a zlg-zagging dash,
of 30 yards. With the Aggie temporarily
up in the air Cook, sent in for Caley.
scooted around the other extremity for
The third quarter closed with the .
ball in Nebraska's possession on the '
one-yard line with one down left for a
Under the rules the teams change
goals during the quarters, but the down .
and point to gain remain the same. In
consequence another touchdown seemed
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