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HIE SUNDAY OKEGONIAN, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 1, 1922 "
Court Finds That Child Is of
AFPEAL TO BE TAKEN
Professor Tiernan Denies Tlrat
Reconciliation With Wife
Has Been Effected,
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 30.
Harry Poulin, haberdasher, charged
by Mrs. Augusta Tiernan with being
the father of her third child, was
found not guilty in city court here
today. Prosecutor Jellison and Pro
fessor Tiernan announced that the
case would be appealed.
Judge C. L. Ducomb made it plain
In his comment that he found the
defendant "not guilty" in the strict
sense of the word. He said that he
believed there had been intimate re
lations between Mrs. Tiernan and
Poulin. The fact, however, that
Professor Tiernan had lived with his
wife throughout the entire affair
created i the reasonable doubt that
made It legally compulsory to find
for the defendant.
A report sent out from this city
this morning that Prosecutor Jelli
son would file perjury proceedings
against Harry Poulin was branded
by the state's attorney as untrue.
Report Is Denied.
"I have made no such decision,'
Prosecutor Jellison said. ' There is
no foundation for such a report
The only action to follow this case,
so far as my mind now stands, will
be an appeal to the higher courts."
Professor and Mrs. Tiernan will
not become reconciled, according to
plans announced by the professor
today, following the decision in the
The beginning of a permanent
separation will tak piace late to
day or Monday, when Professor
Tiernan will take his wife and three
children to Bronson, Mich., where
Mrs. Tiernan will make her home
with her mother until she decides
upon her future. That Mrs. Tiernan
is being allowed by Professor Tier
nan to take the children with her
ts due. he said, to his sympathy for
his wife. .Later, it is understood
that the children will be placed in
Mrs. Tiernan, who fainted as she
left the courtroom, is stunned over
the decision, as is her husband.
Life Oedared Hell.
'I believe," he said, "that had we
disclosed the affairs of our house
hold as they really have been dur
ing the last year, a different ver
dict would have been reached.
"We have been in a. living hell,"
be said, "but this fart we withheld
from the court an'i public.
Harry Poulin was brief in his
"Just what I expected," he said.
He would make no other comment.
Judge Duncomb in his ruling said
the case had been .of the "most sen
Rational character and had shocked
the morale of the court as well as
the entire country."
"1 regret this incident of my life
that 1 was compelled to give the
time in t lie trial of such a degrading
"There are two views by which to
consider this case. One is of 'im
morality,' and the other is 'Harry
Paulin, the father of this unfortu
nate child.' The public is looking
upon this case purely from an im
moral standpoint and is endeavoring
to place the blame either upon the
mother or the defendant for the
notoriety and shame that has be
fallen the families of these parties
and our community. The court is
of the opinion that the only really
Innocent party of the case Is the
mysterious baby who has been fore
most in the mind of the court during
the entire trial. But in the clamor
and cries of the public the child ha
almost been forgotten."
Cane In Reviewed.
Judge Ducombe then at some
length reviewed the facts In the
vase and continued.
"There a-re two undisputed facts
In this citse. First that there was a
baby boy born on the 28th day of
November, 1921. Second, tha-t the
Telatrix, Augusta Tiernan, is the
mother thereof. The remainder of
the marital fitcts are in direct con
flict. "The case must either stand or
fall on tbe testimony of the relatrix,
and it might be well for me to say
Uiat the court, in substance or in
general, believes the testimony of
ihe relatrix- Her story in reference
tr the conduct between Harry Pou
lin and herself is the most reason
able to believe, and no woman or
witness could take . the stand and
unfold to this court a story as -told
by Mr. Tiernan and be wholly un
believable. Paternity In ConJdered.
"When the child wa begotten,
which was somewhere betwe-en Feb
ruary 10 and March 10, 1921, the
relatrix was living with her hus
band in the same house. I may ask
here why was it that the husband,
a man of wis-dom and a professor of
law in a university, never doubted
that he was the father of the child
until hie wife told him on January
9, 1922. when the child was born
less than eight months after the
J relatrix testified that she returned
"The evidence shows that the rela
trix's conduct with Harry Poulin
was of the mast licentious nature
Their conduct when together was of
the most degrading nature and car
ried into effect in places unbecom
ing and hardly believable of a
mother. Such conduct on the part
of the accuser should be considered
by the court in determining the
weight of her testimony.
"The child is not illegitimate until
so decided by the court.
Child to Be Considered.
"The court believes it Is his duty
when possible to do so under the
evidence and the law to save said
child from any further disgrace.
There can be nothing further done
to the two families involved in this
controversy. This court will not be
a party to any additional act or
judgment which will bring this child
into any further disgrace in the
moral sin of the mother.
"So, therefore, in considering- all
the evidence it seems to the court
that the paternity of the child is too
much in doubt to warrant the court
in fixing it upon the defendant.
"It is therefore adjudged that thft
defendant is discharged."
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REPORT ON CARS ASKED
Washington Wants Railroads to
Give Data on Distribution.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Sept. 30. (Spe
cial.) Daily and weekly reports on
freight car supply and distribution
of all common carrier railroads in
the state, beginning Monday, were
requested by the department of pub
lic works today". The reports are
to cover the western divisions west
of the Montana gateways and are
desired in view of the serious car
shortage on western lines.
The daily reports asked are copies
of the daily car reports to superin
tendents of transportation, showing
exactly the car supply and its lo
cation. The weekly reports are to
cover the interchange of cars with
each of the lines separately desig
nated. From the Mil waukee. Great North
ern, Northern Pacific, Oregon-Washington
and Spokane, Portland &
Seattle roads a weekly statement of
distribution of. cars to lumber and
shingle mills, showing name of
shipper, location, daily capacity in
cars and number of cars furnished
in proportion to the number ordered
Special Sleepers Provided.
Special sleepers for Eugene from
Portland were announced by the
Southern Pacific company yester
day, leaving, southbound, at 1
A. M. daily, and leaving Eugene,
northbound, at 3:38 A. M. Cars will
be made up for occupants at each
terminal at 9:30 P. M.
DIRECT LINE TO OLYMPIC
PENINSULA ORIGINAL PLAN
Gap On Railway Leading Southward From Port Townsend Is Left
Uncompleted for Thirty Years.
Traffic Official Coming.
J. G. Wood worth, vice-president,
in charge of traffic of the Great
Northern Railway company, accom
panied by a group of rail officials,
is expected to reach Portland today
for a few days' visit. He has been
on Pupret pound th'e past week.
PUGET SOUND BUREAU, Seattle,
Wash., Sept. 30. The recent ef
fort of James Fullerton of
Port Townsend to interest the Port
land Chamber of Commerce in a di
rect rail connection with the Olym
pic peninsula, in the northwest part
of this state, recalls the historic
fact that this was the original pur
poee when the first rails were laid
leading southward from Port Town
send. That was a good many years ago
in 1S88 or 1889. The Port Town
send Southern. Railway company
had been incorporated under aus
pices closely identified with Union
Pacific .interests. The ceremony of
driving the first spike, at a point
in the outskirts of Port Townsend,
was attended and the undertaking
given official sanction by the late
H. W. McNeil, then president of the
old Oregon Improvement company.
The route had been fully surveyed
and mapped from Port Townsend
to Olympia at the head of Puget
Sound, running a considerable part
of the distance along the west eide
of Hood canal; and from Olympia
to a junct'on with the Northern
Pacific tracks at Tenino.
Gap Not Long:.
This was the inspiration of the
big real estate boom at Port Town
send, the only boom that city has
ever enjoyed. Construction was
pressed forward rapidly, and within
a year abbreviated trains started
running between Port Townsend and
Quilcene, where they came to tide
water on Hood canal. During the
same period the line was built be
tween Olympia and Tenino, and also
extended for a short distance north
ward from Olympia. v
The unfinished gap between rail
ends at Quilcene and north of Olym
pia represents no great distance.
Since the day when the Port Town
send Southern was completed to
those points many hundreds of miles
of rails have been laid in all parts
of the state, and trains run in every
direction. But the Port Townsend
Southern remains unfinished just
where the work was dropped more
than 30 years ago.
Tenino Cut-off Operated.
After a lapse of time the prop
erties fell to the "control of North
ern Pacific interests. The Tenino
cut-off to Olympia has been operat
ed continuously; and for a long time
a single engine and combination
freight and passenger car made
daily trips between PoTt Townsend
and Quilqene for the benefit of res
idents in the fertile valley through
which the road passes.
When (the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul entered the northwest,
along about 1905, its interest was
attracted to the undeveloped possi
bilities of the Olympic peninsula.
It sooji came into control of large
land and timber holdings in that re
gion, took over the Port Townsend
Quilcene line, and in more recent
years gave it an extension to the
westward from Port Townsend to
Port Angeles, fronting directly on
the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Since
then regular daily trains operate
between Port Townsend and Port
Angeles, connecting with a daily
steamboat service between Port
Townsend and Seattle.
This is the only practical connec
tion that the whole northern portion
of the state, lying west of Puget
sound, , has with the rest of 'the
world. - The Olympic highway, run
ning around the head of the sound
by way of Olympia, .gives the region
an outlet for motor vehicle traffic;
but this will never serve the aspira
tions of the people for development
Two big counties are embraced
in this region Clallam and Jeffer
son. Together they occupy the en
tire area between Puget sound and
the Pacific ocean, with the Straits
of Juan de Fuca passing along the
north. There are 1725 square miles
in Clallam county with 11.368 of
population by the last census, and
a total assessed valuation of $34,
112,170. Jefferson county embraces
1805 square miles, with a population
of only 6557, and an assessed valua
tion of $17,101,971.
Much of the splendid timber of the
two counties la embraced in the
Olympic forest reserve; but much
more stands outside the reserve lim
its. There is plenty of room for
agricultural effort, but the incen
tive of a convenient market Is lack
ing. The mineral possibilities of
the Olympics have never been fairly
explored. An abundance of iron
and of copper is -said to have been
indicated. Oil seepages are plentiful
all along the slope toward the
ocean. Some drilling has been done
without important results thus far;
but the investigation has been by
no means thorough. Everything in
the region has been held back by
its enforced inaccessibility. Tet
there are only 60 miles or so of rails
to be laid to open it up for devel
opment. In the original plan to make Port
Townsend a rail terminus there
wasn't any particular hostility to
ward the other cities of Puget
sound. The route was laid south
ward, in the general direction of
Portland, because that was the nat
ural and only feasible route. No
other route is possible -that does
not involve ferriage over the some
times turbulent waters of the sound.
The Olympic peninsula, with all its
potentialities for development, and
wealth, has been lying out of doors
for a long time, waiting for some
one to come along and make the
most of it.
TWO IDENTIFY SUSPECT
Trial of Alleged Tong Slayer at
ASTORIA, Or.. Sept. 30j -(Special.)
The trial of Charlie Sing, also
known as Louie Kat, a Hip Sing
tongman, cn a charge of murdering
Heid You, a Chinese groceryman,
June 10, which has been in progress
before a jury in the circuit court
during the past three days, was ad
journed shortly before noon today
unt'l Monday morning, when the
hearing will be resumed, and the
state will complete its case.
The feature of the trial today was
the introduction of two white wit
nesses, Miss Mildred Ringstead and
William S- Joblan, who saw the
shooting and who positively iden
tified the defendant as one of the
lioad to Be Finished Soon.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Sept. 30.
(Special.) The new pavement to
the Thurston county line will be
completed within the next few days,
provided the weather permits the
pouring of cenfent. The sub-grade
is too soft to permit hauling of
gravel by truck and Superintendent
Sanderson is arranging to unload
a couple of cars of cement by use
of a locomotive crane, which will
lift the cement from the cars to
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TENDED BY 4000.
Deb Belinbroke Wins Champion
ship of Morrow County In
HEPP.NER, Or., Sept. 30. (Spe
cial.) With a total attendance of
more than 4000 persons, Heppner's
first annual three-day rodeo closed
tonight with the city crowded with
a tired but happy throng. Bad
horses- and good riders featured the
programme every day of the meet
ing, and in the bucking contest
finals this afternoon Deb Belinbroke
won the championship for Morrow
county, with Jack French, and L B.
Terry going strong for second and
third places. Eddie - Sheridan won
the cow-milking contest and How
ard Lane took first place in the
The Ford and Fordson caravan is
also here on its demonstration trip
and took part in the state parade
Friday and Saturday, which was led
by her majesty Queen Marjory (Miss
Marjory Clark) and her retinue.
More than 100 real cowboys and
cowgirls were in line. The feature
of the parade represented one of
Morrow county's infant industries
a complete mountain moonshine fac
tory, apparently in actual and com
plete operation. The festivities are
closing tonight with a grand ball in
the fair pavilion, one end of which
is fitted up with a real bar and all
the gambling games known in the
good old days of '49. Rodeo money
Is circulating in flstfuls and gala
colored cowboy rigs have the right
of way. The rodeo will be made an
annual feature in Heppner.
AMERICAN GIRL GRACEFUL
SAYS STEFAKO MASCAGNO
Temperamental Indifference to Thoroughness and Desire to Hurry
Said to Interfere With Ballet Dancing.
an application for an ovrhei
rroKninpf over the tracks of tns,
Southern Pacific company. On Oct
ober 11 a hearing will bo held In
Portland, with relation to ths
operations of ths Nehalera Uoom
The Oregonian is the medium
through which many people supply
their wants by using its classified
columns. Telephone Main 7070.
to thoroughness, along with
practically a national desire to
hurry and to get action, are in the
mind of Stefano Mascagno, master
of ballet dancing, the only difficul
ties in the way of the American girl
toward mastery of the ballet. Signor
Mascagno arrived in Portland yes
"The ballet is astonishingly sim
ple." said Mr. Mascagno. "when its
fundamentals are considered. It
consists merely of five positions and
nine exercises. These are acquired
through the study of technlaue, but
the American girl is anxious to get
to the real steps, anxious to do
something that seems really like
dancing and is not patient or suf
ficiently deliberate to strive for per
fection in these fundamental parts.
Natural Grace Possessed.
"She is otherwise admirably adapt
ed to become a ballet dancer and
there are no other reasons why the
American- dancer should not be as
fine as any others in the world. She
has the natural grace, the natural
interpretative nature and her out
door active life should aid her in
"American men have a different
difficulty. They are keen for sports
and for ordinary dancing, but they
relegate the ballet to effeminate
classification. It seems hard for
them to differentiate between ele
gance and effeminance.
Twenty years ago the ballet Was
practically unknown In America
except for the imported dancers.
This has changed and the ballet Is
constantly increasing in favor. It
will have a splendid effect on other
kinds of dancing; purifying it and
adding a great deal of charm to the
.ballroom, because of the refine
ment and grace it Introduces.
Natlosal Das.ee Similar.
"I bold that there is no great dif
ference between the ballets of dif
ferent countries. With different
combinations they always revert to
the same five positions and ntnv
exercises. The Italians and the
French dance In ths purest manner:
the Ruaslans dance but little, but
are more interpretive. The bigger
differences He In the folk dances."
Signor Mascagno is one of the
leading faotors in ballet danclntr in
the countrv. His principal studio Is
In New York, where his clientele
consists of teachers and stage folk.
In Portland he Is associated with
the Chrts-teneen school.
Still Causes Two Fines.
William Perry was fined 150 in the
federal district court yesterday
morning because he had allowed
William Painter to hide a whisky
manufacturing still on his ranch
near Jlmtown, in Baker county.
Painter was fined $150 because of
his possession of the still and 40
gallons of mash found on his own
ranch, adjoining that of Perry. As
sistant United States Attorney Bald
win told the court that a Justice of
the peace and several deputies had
raided Painter's place and found the
mash. The next day they went back
for the still and located it on Perry's
place, buried in three feet of snow.
Crossing Hearing to Be Held.
SALEM. Or., Sept. SO. (Special.)
Members of the Oregon public ser
vice commission will hold a hear
Ina: here October, with relation to
KLAN HAS CITY TICKET
Kd Klux of Astoria Nominates
ASTOniA. Or.. Kept. 30. (Spe
cial.) A meeting, said to have been
attended only hy members of the
local Ku Klux Klan. plxced a com
plete city ticket In the field for the
election November 11. It named O.
B. Srtiers. a local attorney, as ths
candidate for mayor and U. A. Hell
berg. A. S. Skyles. K. H. Hauke and
John Arnold as the candidates for
commissioners. The meeting also
indorsed A. A. Anderon as Its can
didate for representative to the stats
legislature In opposition to James W.
Mott. who was nominated on ths re
publican ticket at the primary elec
tion. The reason given for this step ws
because Mr. Mott would not pledge
himself to support the candidacy of
K. K. Kuhll of Hortlund for speaker
of the house. A report wss current
that Mr. Mott hsd received a letter
from the state head of the klan.
threatening his defeat unless Mr.
Mott promised to vote for KublL
This report is denied by Mr. Mott.
Hall Agent Appointed.
Appointment of U F. Knowlton as
city passenger agent for the Spo
kane, Portland & Seattle railway
was announced yesterday by Traf
fic Manager Skinner. Offices will
be established at K22 Chamber of
Commerce building for the steam
and electric lines under the R P. &
S. control. E. R. Sennits Is also
named as traveling freight and pas
senger agent In the Willamette
Valley of the Oregon Electric line,
with offices at : Chamber of Com
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