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TUESDAY,; JANUARY 17, 1921
rTHE OREGON DAILY . JOURNAL," PORTLAND OREGON.
SHODTiHG DONE IN
DEFENSE OF SELF
Howbmrr. Jan. II AlVtrlnc that h
hot DocVm Tapp, 11. Ion resident
ot txmclaa county; to death at Um Wal
lac Pnrer ranch, four miles aoutheast
f Elklon. C. M. Younr. O, a rancher.
U In Jail iwr on a murder chare. The
phootln occurred Sunday evening about
10:10 o'clock. Tapp wU Hated aa a l
f uctMye from utlc In the federal court
Younf blamed mnonnhlna, manufac
tured br Tapp. for the quarrel leading
up to the hootlnc.
"I went to the Kreyer ranch Saturday
"nd stayed all nlrtit Roy Hughe and
Kreyer were there." said Young, "txmg
lu Tapp emme In about 11 o'clock and re
mained overnight. We started out hunt
ing Runday morning. Hughes and I went
one way and Freyer and Tapp went an
other. It waa ao foggy we couldn't see
anything the way we went, and Hughes
and I went back to the houne. Doug
Tapp cam In a little later with a deer.
We went out again In the afternoon.
This lime I went with. Freyer. and Hughes
went with- Tapp. We didn't see anything
and came back again.
RAID ITB WAS FVOITIYK
" 'Done came In In the evening with
another ; deer. We-were sitting around
the fire, talking. Doug waa telling us
ft bout making whiskey, selling It and
Irtnklhg It. He waa drunk at the time.
!( suddenly Jumped up and said. Trn
a fugitive from Justice and I'd Just aa
oon shoot you aa anybody !'
"He pointed his gun at me; It waa a
30-10 carbine. 1 pushed It aside1 aa It
went Off. I tussled with him. but he
waa too strong for me. I succeeded in
throwing him off and grabbed my gun.
which waa leaning against the wall. As
1 raised my' gun up It struck him and
went off. Tapp fell. I backed out from
the 'house ami Hughea followed me,
didn't return to the cabin and didn't
know whether Tapp bad been killed or
In reply to an Interrogation from Sher
Iff Ftarmrr as to who were present at
the time the hootlng took place. Young
said that both Hughes and Freyer were
present. Kreyer. he eald. had been drink
lng heavily and at the time the shot
was fired was "lying on the bed drunk
and didn't renltce the shooting.'"
Yt "AWri l." DKI'SK
"Kreyer wan awful ilnink," Young said
"but as he left he nald. My God. Young,
this Is awful.'
"I jlldn't know what he, Kreyer. might
Io." went on Young In relating his ver
ion of the affair. He expressed no out
ward sign of excitement or nervous
ness. "He wan drunk : he was sleepy
drunk Just awful. Ho I backed out of
It waa at this Juncture of the story
that Mherlff Htarmer Inquired about
the amount of moonshine consumed by
the quartet. Young readily admitted
that considerable so-called moonshine
mhlskey had been consumed. "I took
two drinks mixed with hot water and
sugar, but I didn't like It" Tapp made
the liquor, he said. "There was a gal
Ion Jug of moonshine on the table at the
house," he added.
tf1T AFTER OFFICER
After the shooting Young, accompanied
by Hughes, went to the Wakefield
ranch, a short distance from the
Freyer home, where Young remained
while Hughes went after an officer.
Neither of the men returned to the
atne of the murder, according to
Young's etiry which was told In a
straightforward manner. However, eye
witnesses to the tragedy have not made
any ststrtnent and (he true details will
probably not be known until an In
quest Is held. .
Hherlff Htarmer and Coroner Hitter
left Monday afternoon for the Freyer
home, where an Investigation will bo
conducted, but on account of the bad
'conditions of roads in that district at
this time of the year the county officers
will be unable to reach their destination
before todny. Young, who quietly
submitted to nrrest, was brought to
Oakland. IS miles north of this city,
toy a deputy and turned over to Sheriff
mariner, who brought the alleged mur
derer hrre anil loaned him In Jail.
TOtSU! RF.FI'T ATION GOOD
Young Is quiet and unassuming and
does not seem to realise that he haa
done anything wrong. He haa resided
on a farm near Klkton for the last three
j ears and has a wife and two small
sons living In Ia Presents, Cal. He had
' fanned to Join his family oon and In
tended to sell his Klkton farm and take
up his residence in the South, so he
' told Sheriff SSUrmri.
He has a good reputation and so far
in Is known hxa never been in trouble.
On the other hund, I (outlast Tapp. the
' desd msn. has given the local officers
, roraiderable trouble and at the time
of hla death was being sought on a war
rant charging him with Illicit manufac
ture of moonshine. The authorities were
not aware that he was In the county.
According to the county prison records.
Tapp waa arrested July 10, 1930. and
rerved In the county Jail here for an un
provoked attack on his uncle, Wallace
Freyer. at whose home the fatal shoot
ing took place. The charge waa dropped,
however, and Tapp was subsequently re
leased. Authorities ssy he haa been in
trouble several times and that he haa
the reputation of being of a quarrel-
Home nature. A moonshine still, alleged
to have been operated by Tapp, waa
discovered by the officers near Yoncalla
acme time ago. A quantity or maan used
In tne manufacture or liquor waa con
fiscated and the tlll destroyed, but Tapp
succeeded In evading arrest and hia
tragic death comes aa a dramatic end
Spirit of Motor Car : ; Is Typified
Portland Show To Be Art Triumph
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Progressive Party; '
Is for Women Only
(By rahenal Serriest
Chicago, Jan. 17. The Rooevelt Pro
gressive party, a new political organ
ization exclusively for women, was
formed here Monday.
It is to be a real political machine
with a "boss" and everything.
The incorporation certificate says Its
TJurpose is to nominate or support candi
dates who are not subject to domination
by Invisible governments.' or to control.
dictation or domination of "political
Mrs. Nettie Tuffer McGrath. acknowl
edged by other members as the "boss,1
made only a one-sentence comment to
"I am distinctly Interested In women
acting as an independent political unit.'
was all she would say.
By wmtaa K. Hate hia tea
Washington, Jan. 17. (L N. S.) Re
sumption of direct negotiations between
rail executives and the big four brother
hoods loomed today as a nation-wide
peace move in the tangled affairs of
The movement, awaiting merely for
mal approval by railroad heads and
executive committees of the brother
hoods, was intended as a means of
averting a general rail strike this spring.
It came as the result of "peace confer
ences" staged- here by Secretary of Com
The plan, which was suggested by the
administration, involves the restoration
of all pre-war regional conferences. It
was the intention of the administration,
it was learned today, to have all out
standing disputes either settled or on
the way to settlement within a month by
these regional conferences By wis
means administration officials hope to
avert strike movements which now loom
The neace move, its supporters nope.
will be well established next mown.
The Initial sessions of the regional
boards are contemplated for February
10, according to announcements by Sec-
This date was selected, it was leameo, Mmrni 1 rxrn
oroer u nave uu u . . . u-w MARIOX COUKTY ATTORNEY
aciuauy umicr way p. .y. I - .
.n,iti nn" nf railr-rairt traTfic I nuuuuuni, J. u. uibiul r. nor
Backers of the movement pointea outi i-um, pwiieer mwycr 01 nuwimrn
today that the regional bodies will in
no way interfere with, nor usurp, tne
Dowers of the United States railway
Italy .Will Hold v( ,
Out -for a Direct
Cable to New York
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B" Harry !. Kogors '
Washington, Jan. 17. L N. S. Italy
will not giv4 her consent to the Pacific
cable agreement recently reached be
tween the powers In Washington unless
she Is assured of direct comrannieaUon
with New York, it waa officially an
nounced today oa behalf of the Italian
Italy feels. It was stated, that sho has
been a stranger to America long enough
and she is tired of having all her com
munications with the United States go
through London and Parts and sub
jected to indefinite delay and foreign
scrutiny before reaching their destina
Drops Dead While
Salem, Jan. 17. While cross-exam
ining a witness in Judge Percy R. Kel
ly's court about 10 :30 o'clock this morn
ing, K. P. Morcom. Woodburn attorney
61 years old. dropped dead. He had
practiced law in Marion county courts
for about 25 years and was admitted
to practice in the supreme court of the
United States last October.
Benjamin D. Ijarsen, who Is designing the mural decorations for Portland's
Automobile show at The Auditorium next week.
Decorations for Portland's 1922 Auto
mobile show at The Auditorium next
week promise to be a treat to students
of decorative art The color and light
ing scheme for this exhibition will be'
an artistic trimming. It is said. The
work is being produced by two Portland
men, John L. Stark, a professional dec
orator, and Benjamin D. Larsen, who
la a graduate of the Academy of Fine
Arts of Boston, as designer of the color
work and mural features which are the
keynote of the scheme.
On all thre floors of the building one
long series of nymphs and urchins make
up a wall decoration totaling over three
quarters of a mile in length. It is easily
one of the most unique things that Port-
to the long search conducted by prohibi
tion and other officers.
DEATH WAS ISSTAX TAJTEOTJS
It was learned that the soft-nosed bul
let from Young's 30-30 Winchester rifle
struck Tapp In the head and that death
Sheriff Starmer dispatched one of his
deputies from Oakland to remain with
the body until an inquest can be held.
land has t ever -witnessed and will be
particularly interesting' to art students
of this character of work.
ture is the result of many
study by Larsen and is his own concep-
SAIL UTJIOTfS THREATEN TO
ASK 6 PER CENT WAGE RISE
(By United Nrws)
New" York, Jan. 17. Proposed wage
cuts affecting 750,00000 workers on East
ern railroads are being discussed be
tween managers and employes . in New
York, Jersey City, Buffalo and Bethle
Rail union officials, before going into
the conferences, declared they put up
counter nrooosals for a general 5 cents
an hour increase.
The schedules proposed by the rail
executives are :
Train service Reduction of 10 per cent
in addition to 12 per cent ordered by
labor board last July.
Shop workers Skilled labor reduced
from 77 to 62 cents an hour, semi-skilled
and car labor to 62 cents, signalmen and
gang foremen to 67 cents, and shop and
roundnouse lapor 10 a cents.
Maintenance of Way Cut 35 'cents an
hcur for mechanics who did not receive
as ereat increases as in shop crafts.
Track labor based on 30 and 35 cents.
Freight Handlers To get 33 to 3b cents
Telegraphers and Clerks Graded re
duction and elimination of certain in-
eaualities in pay.
The Lackawanna & western is meet
intr its workers' committee here. The
This fa- other conferences are :
weeks of New York Central at Burraio ; central
Railroad of New jersey at jersey city ;
dropped dead in Salem this morning
was born February 6, 1860, at Dodge-
ville. Wis. He was assistant postmas
ter four years at Dodgeville. In 1887 he
went to Tower, Minn., where he was in
the employ of the Minnesota Iron com
pany for three years and served three
years on the board of education. He be
gan to read law when 15 years of age
and was admitted to practice while at
Tower. In 1891 he moved to Portland,
Or., and he came to Woodburn in 1892.
He moved to Silverton in 1893, returning
to Woodburn a year later.
He was formerly in partnership with
the late W. IL Johnson in Woodburn.
His wife and a daughter, Mrs. T. M
Strong, wife of a Dodgeville banker.
Mormon Banker, 83,
Dies in Salt Lake
Salt Lake City. Utah. Jan. 17. (U. P.)
William Wollerton Riter. S3, president
of the Deseret Savings bank and vice
president of the Deseret National bank.
died at a local hospital today. He
one of 4he chief financial .advisor. ef
the Mormon church. He was also at
various times In his life vice president
of the Ogaea Savings bank, the First
National bank of Raxburg.- Idaho; the
Oregon Lumber company and a director
la many corporation a ,
Father Off ers $50
For Recovery of
His Son's Body
Hoping to get m communication; with
someone who knows the location of fcts
son's body. Louis Hlrsch. sergeant of
arms of the city council, has offered
reward of $S0 for the recovery.
The son. William Bar! Hlrsch,
hurt heard of October' SC. Kit. At that
time he waa working at the Cochran
mill No, X, near Cochrane, Or. He went
hunting and failed to return.
Believing that he met with aa accident.
Hlrsch advertised at that time for . In
formation as to his whereabouta. Shortly
afterwards aa anonymous letter was re
ceived by the sheriff of Tillamook coun
ty saying the body could be found at the
old 8. P. mill, near Moyer. Search of
the grounds, however, failed to reveal
spreading; iients is
Center of -Disease
. - v , .
Preen Lenta, where It originated, satalV-
pox Is spreading to other, parts of the
city, according to Dft Jehu Abele, ae
aistaal health officer. Records at the
city health office shewed this morning
that 71 eases f vabe disease were m Quar
antine, of which 41 are hi Lents,. The
report of November .21 shewed hut II
It ta the opinion of the officials of the
health hureae that the disss se as brtag
spread over the entire country. Dr. J.
C Walsh points out that Kansas City
has ha4 a eevore eptdesnto et Meek pos,
the most anallgmant tores, and that It haa
possibly been brought ta Portia a4 by
'There la no reaaou why smallpox
should be regarded with fear. Dr.
Walsh said, "provided proper precee
Uons are taken. VacctnaUoa Is the only
reliable prophylactic. anS whoa tt oeee
not entirely make the individual tauuwbe
It makes thjttark light.'
The docut advised careful seeer
vuuoo of persons soapecte4 of having
the disease, which Is evidenced by a
rash, and Immediate Quarantine.
Charles W. Purdin
Indicted for Murder
Of Wif e and Sigsby
Charles W. Purdin, who slew his for
mer wife. Agnes, and H. W. Sigsby on
the night of December 30. was today in
dieted by the grand jury on a charge
of first degree murder. ,
The body of Mrs. Purdin, shot through
the head, was found by the dead
woman's sister in a bedroom and that
of Sigsby, hacked by an ax. in another
room in the Purdin home at 488 East
Forty-seventh street. Purdin. over-
come oy gas, wilii wiiiuii ne iLrmji.Ti
suicide, was lying on the kitchen floor.
Purdin admitted to police that he com
mitted the double slaying upon his re
tlon of th uvmboiip. wnriMwutiitinn of Lehigh valley at Beuiienem.
life, color and lirht aa embodvine the rwoercson, genera auuniuui vi
sDirit of th modern motor car the Brotherhood of Railway and Steam
i a .v. i j i snm tjieras. irreiem ianaiers. ixDress
iuvnuaj, IUO UUVUlllK UttY UL LIl(T AUW-I . . .. . .1. , . , . . . - . , .
mobile show, is to be "school children's station employes, ana cnairman 01 1 jurn irom ainorn.a. "
rl4f tt-nt na aswifl st atfanr UlB KyoVCOX DVsVU Ut eUJ USUilCU fc. Ul Ui UUUUie III iUlo. at uu utu b eva waa.
17-tlTierjMS will Tv. eJmUtail Ae lift eant i 1 New York Central lines, said the men I Other Indictments :
The dutofa of Zsti w Uere waiting to hear what the managers Karl Cox. drawing check with insuf-
vnni)9T r,ir tw in ,rf tv, ir.r:of tho roads had to say, but that he felt ficlent funds, $4 overdraft: Isaac Cooper,
et whirh th- Vo.,nt.r "r would not ad
Douglas Tapp and John Moore were
charged in the United States district
court ' in Portland, November 15. 1921,
with violating the prohibition law by
operating a still. Moore posted $250
bond on November 18 and waa released.
Tapp was not apprehended. He waa
classed as a fugitive from justice.
est which the average youngster has
in a motor car and the educational
value of the immense show being staged
some recognition of him waa warranted.
hence the Monday arrangements.
Standards Will Be
Discussed at Meet
Washington. Jan. 17. (I. N. S.) An
earthquake disturbance of a very se
vere type, lasting for almost two hours.
waa recorded on the seismograph of
Georgetown University observatory here
last night and early today.
The disturbances began at 10:58 p. m.
and continued until 1 a. m. with the
maximum recorded at 11 :06 p. ra. Ob
servers estimated the disturbance to be
25 00 miles generally south of Wash
C. - S. Chapman of the Western For
estry and Conservation association has
called the anual meeting of the stand
ardization committee for January 30 and
31 in the green room of the Chamber of
Commerce. The committee is composed
of 15 members from Oregon, Washing
ton. California, Idaho and Montana, rep
resenting the federal government, sates
and private timber owners. Secretaries
of most of the patrol organizations and
some other state and government offi
cials will attend.
The main purpose of the meeting will
be to discuss forest protection and to
arrive at some method of standardiza
tion of practices between the different
agencies and the states. Forest fires,
insects, fungi and other forest destruc
tive agencies will be discussed, as well
as the "tin can menace" of the public
accept a wage cut.
Breaks His Record
Laying Dance Floor!
T. A. Huffaker, master mechanic of
The Auditorium, broke his own record
for laying the big dance floor Monday
night. Work of taking out the seats
and laying the floor began at mid-night
and was completed at 7 :30 this morning.
beating previous records by three hours.
The floor was laid and specially braced
for the automobile show which opens
drawing check v.-ith insufficient funds.
$25 ; Alfred Ahlden, assault and rob
bery, December 19, Charles Anderson
losing $45 gold watch and $3 in cash
Claud Kendall, alias Harry E- Crandall
November 14, forged note passed on R.
E. Hellier; Rudolph Drong, threatening
to commit a felony. In that he told An
drew Dodack, 'I am going to kill you'
and May Talhridge, larceny of $160 from
OREGON MAN GETS LICENSE
Kalama. Wash., Jan. 17. A marriage
license was issued Monday by Auditor
Davis to Frank Miller of North Bend,
Or., and Maud Walter of Kansas City.
All Day Tomorrow
It is the usual custom of the "Greenfield" Store at this time
of the year to clean out in our various departments thou
sands of pairs Men's, Women's and Children's high-grade
Shoes, considerably under the regular prices, and this year
I submit to the public our greatest Clearance Sale, which
will be proclaimed the shoe sensation of the year.
'(Signed) GEO. L. GREENFIELD.
SEE THURSDAY EVENING PAPERS
MORRISON ST. AT FOURTH
"Hanan" Shoes for Men and Women
Indian Riots Are
Checked by Police
V X friendly
Portland Brewing Co.
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I SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
Salem, Jan. 17. Eight opinions were
handed down by the supreme court this
morning as follows:
Nettie Savllle vs. R. PI Savtlle, appel
lant ; appeal from Lano county ; suit for
divorce. Opinion by Justice McCourt.
Judge G. F. Skipworth affirmed.
R. W. Nicholas, plaintiff and appel
lant, vs. Yamhill county and Sheriff
W. G.. Henderson ; appeal from Tamhill
county ; suitto restrain collection of spe
cial tax. Opinion by Justice McCourt.
Judrt H. H. Belt affirmed.
Charles F. Kleinschmldt . Central
Trust company, et al, appellants: ap
peal from Baker county : suit to enforce
specific performance of an oral agree
ment. Opinion by Justice Harris. Judge
Gustav Anderson reversed.
Cecil C Carter, appellant, vs. Simon
Estate company; ' appeal from Coos
county suit to foreclose mortgage. Opin
ion by Chief Justice Burnett. Judge
John F. Coke affirmed.
John Larson, et al vs. Bert hoetens.
appellant; appeal from Multnomah
county : suit for reclssion of exchange of
propertiea. Opinion by Justice Me-
BrMe. Judge George Tawwell affirmed.
C. R. Rleger. appellants vs. Anita I
Harrington ; appeal . from Multnomah
cotnrty; suit for the purpose of having
admeasured bis alleged curtesy right of
an estate. Opinion by Justice Brown,
Jodge Robert G. Morrow affirmed.
Richard Woolsey, appellant, uM.1
Draper, et al: appeal from Malheur
county. Petition of rehearing denied ha
opinion by Justice Rand.
A. E. Gantenbeln, administrator of es
tate of C. U. Oantenbela. vs. Joseph R
Bowies, et sl appellants; appeal from
Multnomah county ; suit to subject funds
of Willamette Building a Realty com
pany to payment of corporate debt and
for an accounting. Opinion by Justice
Bean. Judge H, H. Belt affirmed. .
'Petitions for rehearing granted ta-XJts
s. Krieger sad JUst vs. Bjx,' t"
London, Jan. 17. (L N. S. With
drawn clubs the police at Meerut, In
dia, charged over roof tops and dis
persed nationalist rioters who were dis
charging. missiles upon crowds in the
street, said a dispatch from Allahabad
to the Evening News today.
STB.ICKKX WITH PARALYSIS
Arlington, Jan. 17. Fred Douglas.
proprietor of a lunch counter near the
station, was stricken with paralysis
Monday. His condition is critical.
-r-its crisp, kindly flaVor
will delight you. Not a
- morsel will go to waste.
Grown-ups and children
alike thrive on Red Rock.
It's all food.
Delivered daily from the
dairy to grocers, markets,
hotels and dairy lunches.
Our oplj product. '
RED ROCK DAIRY
There has been no letup on the wonderful bargains we are still offering. Have you, like so
many others, taken advantage of this big "Overstocked With Merchandise" sale?
After you have glanced over these few specials listed here you will see the big savings and
then you will supply your wants.
CUT GLASS SALT AND PEPPER
Many beautiful cuts and shapes.
1 lot priced only
1 lot priced only $1.69
CUT GLASS BOWLS, 9-inch $2.23
Many different cuts.
J2 dozen Teaspoons, only 98c
Oneida Community Parplate
Yz doz. Teaspoons, only . .
Ji doz. Tablespoons; only .
A doz. Soup Spoons, only .
y2 doz. Knives (flat handle)
y2 doz. Forks
Silverplated Sugar Trays only 69c
Berry Spoons 79c
Gravy Ladles 69c
Pie Servers .. $1.19
15 Jewel, 20-year case, only $12.48
15 Jewel, 20-year, ribbon guard, octagon .$17.85
7 Jewel Elgin, gold filled case, only $9.85
15 Jewel Elgin, 20-year case, only ......... $165 ,
Single drop Agates, each ...$133
Three-drop Agates, each 1 . . . .$5.93
Solid gold, and price includes neck chain.
To close out Novelty Beads, all styles and colors, yours at, each 98e
Silver Plated Picture Frames, all sizes and shapes, from 39c to $139
Ivory Picture Frames, priced from 29c to 98c
Eyeglass Frames, free with each purchase of lenses during this sale.
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