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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY- 18, 1920
ne score in the second half of the
Same. Chehalis team is made up
largely of the crack football players
hat won such an enviable record lor
this city in-athletics during the fall
AGGIE DEBATERS BUSY
Coutest With Washington to Be
McNutt Defense Concedes
Finding of Body on Farm.
Held Sometime in April.
OREQON AGRICULTURAL. COL
W. W. Found Guilty by Jury
LEGE, Corvallis. Jan. 17. (Special.)
A dual debate with the University of
Washing-ton has been arranged for by
the forensic manager of the college.
The question to be considered Is: "Re
solved. That the Paris peace confer
ence should have given the province
OLD TROUBLES RELATED
WEEK OCCUPIED BY CASE
of Shantung to China. The tryout
for the debate will be held January
29 and the debate will likely come
Fay McDonald Alleged to Have
about the last week of April.
Trial Similar to That of Leo
The men are working on the ques
tion now, and without exception the
Said "If He Hits My Sister I "Will
Fix Him IVlth This Hammer."
Brookshire and Robert McAd
ims, Also Convicted.
PLACED DW HENNESSY
SPOKANE. Wash.. Jan. 17. Discov
ery of the body of William H. McNutt
In a shallow grave on his farm near
Bcotia. Wash., was described by wit
nesses this afternoon in the trial in
superior court of Marie, Fay and Ted
McDonald on charges of first degree
murder in connection with his death.
The evidence was not contested by
counsel for the defense, who stated
they were willing- to admit the find
ing of the body as claimed by the
state, and the witnesses were not
cross-examined. As a result, avail
able prosecution witnesses were all
examined at 2:30 P. M.. when cour
was adjourned until 9:30 Monday
morning to permit more to be called.
Deputy Sheriff Charles Barker of
Pend d'Oreille county. Washington
with residents of the neighborhood of
the McNutt farm near Scotia, told of
searching the area where on June 24,
the iay after McNutt is alleged to
have been murdered in a lodging
house in this city, a brush fire was
discovered. They said the body was
found, wrapped in sacking and bound
with wire, in a shallow grave.
"W. A. Ladwig. a member of the
searching party, identified a watch
as having been taken from the body,
but said there was no diamond ring
or pin on the body. Other witnesses
today testified to McNutt's possession
of such jewelry at the time of his dis
The state alleges Ted McDonald
with Will, his brother, charged with
first degree murder, but not yet ar
rested, took McNutt's body In a small
automobile truck to the farm the day
following his murder and buried it.
Testimony of unfriendly relation
declared to have existed between
Marie McDonald and W. H. McNutt
was introduced during the forenoon
cession of the trial today.
That Marie McDonald was in fear
of McNutt and that she had told of
his having choked her and threatened
to beat her and throw her from th
fire escape of a building in which sh
had an art studio, was the testimony
of Mrs. C M. Shaw, called by the
state. She said she saw him at tb
studio "almost every day" during Jan
uary. 1919. .
An alleged threat of Fay McDonald
that if he hits my sister I will fix
him with this hammer," was testified
to by John Dickey, a plumber, wbo
said he had witnessed a quarrel be
tween Marie McDonald and McNutt at
a rooming house in which they were
interested and where McNutt is al
leged to have been killed June 23
last by a blow on the head.
O. C. Baker, a garage man of Roue
burg. Or., testified that Marie and
Ted McDonald left an automobile in
his shop at Roseburg June 28, and
that later a man. who said he was
tbeir brother, took it away. The
- state charges that the defendants
took McNutt's automobile after his
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leeper told of
Ted and Will McDonald having left
a light automobile truck at their
farm, near that of McNutt on which
his body later was found on June
24, and of having seen, on the fol
lowing day, a brush fire on the
McNutt place. The state charges
McNutt's body was taken to the farm
In the truck and that the fire was
built to conceal his grrave.
NOTED JKTVISU COMPOSER
TO tilVE CONCERT. .
tf'?T t 1 , - 7
J A t f
Solomon Small, known as "the
people's poet," is in Portland
and will give a concert, using
his own works, next Sunday
night in Swiss hall. 283 Third
street. This will be Eiven under
the auspices of the Jewish Lit
erature society of this city and
will be known as a Jewish na
tional concert. Tt will be at
8 P. M.
Mr. Small is one of the world's
most noted Jewish composers,
poets and singers. He has writ
ten more than 800 songs and
100 piano selections. One of hia
books has recently gone through
its eighth edition. In addition
to this, he has written a book
of riddles in English and Yid
dish. He also wrote "The Feel
ing of Just.ce," a musical com
edy, and is now engaged in
completing an opera, entitled
"The Two Sisters."
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Jan. 17.
(Special.) Mike Hennessy, L W. W..
was found guilty of violating the
criminal syndicalism law of the state
of Washington by a jury here this
afternoon after being out but a short
time. Half of the jury were women.
The case has taken more than a
week and was similar to the joint
trial of Leo Brookshire and Robert
McAdams. found guilty of syndicalism
violation. Peter J. Kirwin, Vancouver
attorney, was appointed by W. E.
Yates, county attorney, to handle the
cases for the state and-the defendant
was represented by George F. Van
derveer. who is counsel for William
D. Haywood, head of the I. W. W. and
now under sentence in the east on a
charge of sedition. He is also to de
fend the 11 1. W. W. at Montesano.
Wash., who are to be tried for mur
der in the first degree following the
tragedy at Centralia, Armistice day,
when four overseas veterans were
While In Vancouver Mr. Vanderveer
was arrested, tried and found guilty
of talking to prisoners Illegally
through the bars at the county jail.
He defended himself before W. R.
Wilson. .justice of the peace at Min
nehaha, after taking a change of
venue from the court of Cedrlc Miller,
of Vancouver, an overseas veteran.
He was fined $25 and costs and at
once gave notice of appeal to the
superior court, not to avoid paying
the fine, but to clear his reputation
as an attorney of the state.
Miss Catherine Beck, who was with
Mr. Vanderveer when he talked to
the prisoners through the bars, and
wbo drove the car in which Mr. Van
derveer made his escape, was arrested,
tried and found guilty of violating a
city traffic ordinance. She was fined
Si and costs and she was defended by
Mr. Vanderveer, who at first eaid he
would appeal the case, but changed
his mind the next day. She was with
him part of the time at the trial in
the county courthouse and also when
he himself was being tried before Mr.
four men who composed the two
teams that won the unanimous decis
ions over the University of Oregon
and Reed college last week will enter
The women are working on the de
bate with Willamette university.
which will come some time in March.
RUSSIAN SHIPS TO COME
Portland to Be Made Regular Port
of Call, Is Message.
That Portland will be one of the
regular ports of call of the vessels
of the Russian volunteer fleet is the
news contained in a message received
by the Portland Chamber of Commerce
from A. W. Lawb of San Francisco,
general agent of the company for
the Pacific coast. The Russian vessels
have not been plying the Pacific com
mercially virtually since the opening
of the war, but re-establiehment of
regular lines for commercial purposes
is promised by next summer.
The Russian ships, according to Mr.
Lawb, will sail between Vladivostok
and the three Pacific ports of Seattle,
Portland and San Francisco. The three
western ports will be on an equal
footing and each will be made a port
of call for the vessels.
News was also received by the
Chamber of Commerce that F. E.
Kruesi, coast manager of Frazer &
Co., probably the largest American
exporting and importing house In the
orient, will be in Portland February
15,. and will make an inspection of
manufacturing enterprises in this lo
cality with a view of finding markets
in the orient for Oregon goods. A list
of the commodities . in which Mr.
Kruesi will be particularly interested
was given as follows: Boilers, saw
mill and logging machinery, box
shook, candy, canned and dried fruits
and vegetables, paper, chemicals,
woolens, condensed milk.
SHRINERS TO ENTERTAIN
Vancouver Club Plans to Give For
mal Supper and Dance.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Jan. 17.
(Special.) The Vancouver Shrine
club will give a formal supper and
dancing party at the Liberty hotel on
the night of February 7.
There will be several distinguished
Shriners from Portland, Tacoma and
Seattle, including Illustrious Poten
tates W. J. Hofmann of Al Kader,
Portland, and ls.lng of Aflfi. Taoma,
the Portland Al Kader Chanters, and
several officers of Mr. Hofraann's
Divan and L. K. Garretson of Afifi
G. E. Sanderson Is Sued.
Suit for $7500 damages, due to the
death of Mrs. Minnie Jaeger in an
automobile collision was filed in the
circuit court yesterday against Giles
E. Sanderson, local photographer and
candy-shop proprietor, by J. F. Jaeger,
administrator of the dead woman's
estate. Mr. Sanderson Is under indict
ment by the Multnomah county grand
ury for involuntary manslaughter as
result of the accident, which oc-
urred at East Thirty-third street and
Sandy boulevard on October 26. It
s alleged in the damage action that
Mr. Sanderson caused the accident by
failing to give the right of way to
he automobile with which his ma
PRESS WIRELESS BARRED
Peace Treaty Controls Operations
of German Radio Stations.
BERLIN, Jan. 17. Announcement la
made that radio press dispatches to
the United States can no longer be
forwarded through the radio stations
at Nauen and elsewhere, on the
ground that the provisions of article
197 of the peace treaty prohibit the
forwarding of political, military or
It is stated that the inter-allied
naval commission notified the German
government that the article was ef
fective. While it is said at the foreign of
fice that Americans will be permitted
to wireless commercial news, this will
first be subjected to a careful scru
tiny, which will likely involve long
delays. The German government's
daily wireless report has also been
County Auditor in Idaho Resigns.
BOISE. Idaho. Jan. 17. (Special.)
Arthur C. Tracy, ex-auditor of Val
ley county, has resigned that posl-
ion following an examination of his
accounts by examiners of the state
department of finance, who charged
hey had found discrepancies of 1900.
Mr. Tracy balanced the books by pay-
ng that amount of money over to
the county. Carl Kitchin was ap
pointed by the board of county com
missioners to succeed him as auditor.
COURT'S MEANING CLEARED
Judge's Statement Xot Intended to
Wrong Mrs. Hunt.
By asserting that "both parties
were at fault" in refusing to grant
C. R. Hunt a divorce from Dorothy
Hunt in the circuit court Friday,
Judge Gatens did not mean to infer
that Mrs. Hunt wa guilty of any
infidelity, such as she charged against
her husband, but merely was em
phasizing the fact that if she had
called her husband a dlry yellow cur
and a "degenerate" as he charged,
and which she denied, it would have
been offset by his conduct with other
Publication of the assertion that
Mrs. Hunt was held to have been
"equally at fault" with -her husband
without explanation of the jurist's
meaning placed Mrs. Hunt in a wrong
position with the public, she as
serted yesterday. She was not
charged with infidelity, though her
answer to her husband's complaint
made such charges against him.
"I have seldom seen a case in which
there has been so little ground for
divorce cited," said Judge Gatens yes
terday. "The trifling charges of the
husband were more than offset by his
Mrs. Hunt did not ask a divorce.
Chehalis Swamps Centralia.
CHEHALIS! Wash.. Jan. 17. (Spe
ciaL) Chehalis high school won its
first game of the season at basket
ball here last night, defeating Cen
tralia high school by the decisive
JOHNSON PLANS PROCEED
Senator Prepares for Action in
LINCOLN. Neb.. Jan. 17. Initial
steps by United States Senator Hiram
W. Johnson, republican, of California,
to have his name placed on the
Nebraska presidential preference pri
mary ballot have been taken in in
qulry as to final date on which a
candidate may qualify. Secretary of
State D. M. Amsberry replied, giving
March 24 as the last day lor filing
petitions The primaries, both repub
lican and democratic, will be held on
LANSING. Mich., Jan. 17. Informa
tion as to the procedure to be fol
lowed in placing his name on the
Michigan presidential preference pri
mary ballot was requested by Sen
ator Hiram Johnson in a telegram to
Secretary of State Vaughn today.
Extra Water Line Ordered.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) A second water main leading
from the Fairview reservoir to the
city is to be constructed soon, there
by eliminating tne possiomty ot
water shortage should, the present
main lLne suffer accident. The new
main laid will be of six-inch diameter.
Four More Debaters Chosen.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene.
Jan 17. (Special.) Four new men
were added last night to the list of
candidates for positions on the debat
ing team which will enter in the
nternational debate triangle in de
bates with the University of British
Columbia and the University of Idaho
February 27. The men are Wilbur
Carl. George Black and Paul Patter
son, all of Portland, and Don Davis
BARRELS AND KEGS. 844 Haw
thorne. Western Cooperage Co. Adv.
Read The Orepronian classified ads.
PAINS HIT HARD
Have Sloan's Liniment Ready for
Those Sudden Rheumatic
nON"T l:t that rheumatic pain o?
rinff vmi ivifhnit Gtnn..
Liniment again. Keep it handy in the
medicine caukici. ivi uumcuiaie action
when needed. If you are out of it now,
get another bottle today, so you won't
a pain or. ache attacks you. -,
penetrates giving prompt relief ot
sciatic-, lumbago, neuralgia, lame
ness, soreness, sprains, strains, bruises.
Be prepared keep it handy.
All druggists 35c, 70c, $1.40.
Theodore Roosevelt Said:
"I am prouder to be on the
platform with Tom Skeyhill
than any man I know. He is
the greatest orator the war
Skeyhill raised 23 million dol
lars in 23 minutes for Liberty
Loan in Metropolitan Opera
House. Lecturing on recon
struction "REBUILDING THE WORLD"
Second Number Portland
Seat Sale at Meier & Frank's
50c 75c $1.00.
We have made further
drastic reductions on sev
eral of the lines in our sale
to feature during this the
third week of sale. Take
advantage of them at once
D666 This new style is made
with black kid vamp, black cloth
top, welt sole, leather French
Regular $9.00 Value
F1219 A strikingly beautiful
tongue pump in fine black kid
turn sole, covered LXV heel.
Regular $10.00 Value
Men's Extra Special
C66S A decidedly attractive
combination, brown kid vamp,
mouse brown kid top, welt sole,
leather military heel.
Regular $12.50 Value
B5537 An attractive brown calf
English lace with fawn worombo
. Regular Price $12.50
Thirty-five other styles in men's
shoes covering a wide range of
shapes at VERY ATTRACTIVE
REDUCTIONS from regular
D1004 A graceful opera pump
in patent leather, light turn sole,
covered LXV heel.
Regular $12.50 Value
Sole Agents for Dr. A. Reed
Cushion Shoe for Men
Agent for the Nettleton Shoe.
The Best for Men.
I JPortend I J
I f Pcrttsnd j J
380 Washington Street
308 Washington Street
Largest Retailer of Shoes West of Chicago
270 Washington Street
270 Morrison Street
We give G. P. A.
A Word to the Wise
Is Enough for the Wives
Of course they're not so hard to iron,
but they take so much time sheets,
pillow slips, towels, napkins and it
costs so much to send them to the laun
dry. Do you know that all these things
and many more can be ironed even bet
ter than by hand with the
Horton Electric Ironing Machine
We'll be glad to show
you what the Horton
can do. Then, if you
like, you may tio what
many other economical
women are pay for it
It costs about 5 cents an hour to operate,
and it "works fast"!
Scott Electric Co.
5th. and Oak Sts.
score of 37 to 10. Centralia made bu