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"Dad I Tried, Honestly I Did.
Cod Forgives ' Me and I
Know You and Mother
Will" Says Last Writing
SHORTAGE OF FUNDS
ASSIGNED AS REASON
Russell Clark, Tiring of Life,
Goes to Room in Hotel '
and Passes Out
PORTLAND, Or.. Feb. 17. Rus
sell , 6. Clark. Portland automobile
dealer who shot and Jellied his wife
early .yesterday at Clarke's country
home near Gresham, a Portland sub-
" urb, died this afternoon from a self
inflicted bullet wound in his right
. temple. Clark shot himself In a
room at a local hotel shortly after
noon, dying two hours later at a hos
pital .where he bad been removed.
.; He did not regain consciousness
after he had shot himself.
Death Slow lint Sure
- Evidence- thta Clark had unsuc
cessfully tried to end his lire late
yesterday afternoon by taking chlor
oform was found in the woods on
King's Heights by officers early to
day, but apparently the drug had
nauseated him and he returned to
j the city and registered at a local ho
tel under an assumed name,
j 'Here he remained al last nlgbt
(Continued on page 2)
Men Battle Over Cow ;
-Five -Shots Are Fired
PORTLAND. Or., Feb. 17.
Five pistol shots were fired in
. a duel fought between . Peter
Itotllio and Pietro Elia over the
sale of a cow bought by Ella
from Rodito at Ella's store here
last night, the police learned to
day. . Elia wanted the price re
duced after he had bought the
cow and the shooting daring
which neither was struck, en-
, sued during the quarrej, accord
ing to the police. f '
" The men were arrested.
Here Is a Bunch of Men's
At Less Than The Price
. . - r-
Of the Cheapest Yarns
$1.95 and $3.00
These are tihtes when it is hazardous to say that
Sweaters at this price are anything but pure cot
ton but there is actually wool in these garments.
They come in grey, blue and maroon, have shawl
collar and two pockets. Sue3 36 to 44. ,
Wool Jersey Slip-0 vers
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Not pure wool but very good quality in grey,
blue and maroon, both roll and V neck, sixes 36
$2.25 to $2.65
About three dozen pairs of Conklin's best
horsehide Work Gloves in small sizes only.
These are wrist length and the actual cost
ajt the factory is now $2.75 a pair. If von
can wear the size they are yours at pair
SALEM EDITOR GETS OFFER OF
$50 FOR SETTING OF 15 EGGS
Kegs at $.'0 for -a s?ttinjr of 15. That is the offer just re
ceived by (. Connor, alitor of tlut Northwest Poultry Jour
iml published in this city. The offer eaine fr.nn the inauajcor
of a -oul try farm near tiraml Itapitls, Mich., who has a number
of rrize-wiiminsr White LeKl:,rns. Mr. Conner sav.s the birds
;e umou'jr the finest the hiue-blo.Mk-.l strain, "ha hit,' ear
rie! ofi' a blue ribbon in a reeent Ma.li.Min S.jtiare (ianlen eon
test, but he tloes not helieve he will jnvest just now.
Some or these white feathered fowls are treated like
queens of the thicken realm. On a poultry farm at Kent, Wash.,
not far from Portland, is a hen starring as the first-prize hen
o? the world. The official figure. -credit this biddy with hav
ing deposited just &S0 pretty, marlJe-white eggs in ":; days to
the minute. She is known and revered throughout the chicken
world as Miss White Leghorn No. 340; queen of all llendom.
This pretty Miss roosts in her own exclusive throne room
and her proud keeper has insured her life for $5,000.
Dr. Slaughter's Trial Starts
Before Judge Unruh After
The case of Dr. A. Slaughter, call
ed in the justice court yesterday aft
ernoon, was continued until today at
2 p.m. Dr. Slaughter, was arrested
here some time ago by federal agents
on a charge of being a member f
the ccnuuun'.st labor party, an alter
ed radical organization. He was re
leased by Judge Unruh on posting
The lawyers tor the defendant con
tended that he was not a member of
the organization, and that his com
munications with the alleged Port
land socialists had led him into some
thing that he was unaware of the
Most of the afternoon was con
sumed by the attorneys reading long
messages, alleged to have been in
Dossession of the defendant.
Tho cm "ill AnnHpnnm wa f11k4 f f
capacity yesterday afternoon.
Influenza Is Fatal to
Printer pin Portland
PORTLAND, Feb. IT. Albert A.
Lindquist, for several years foreman
of the composing hoom on a local
newspaper, died here today from
pneumonia after a week's illness.
Lindquist formerly was connected
with newspapers in Los Angeles and
Denver. He was 31 rears of age.
Portland Attorney's Fight
for Membership in Oregon
The Oregon supreme court yester
day denied an application filed by
Lee Roy Keeiey, Portland attorney,!
requesting that he be permanently
admitted to practice his profession
in this state. The ciiurgos against
Keeiey were tiled with the supreme
court by A. B. Kidgway. secretary of
the Oregon state bar association, and
alleged irregularities in both his
professional apd private life.
Keeiey was admitted to practice
law in Oregon under a six months
probation permit, and this expired
several weeks ago. Only recently he
submitted a motion to the court ask
ing that his temporary admission to
practice law in the state be made
permanent, but this was denied in an
oral order given out today.
i STATUTE FIXES
i SCHOOL HOURS
All Salem Children Under 18
Years Must Attend Five
Hours Each Week
All Salem children under 18 years
will attend school for five hours a
week in accordance with the provis
ions of the state law to that effect.
Machinery was put in motion by a
meeting in the high school on Mon
day afternoon between the teachers
and the hundred odd Salem youths
who are affected by the new provis
ion. Courses will be arranged for both
academic and vocational instruction,
to be given at such hours as will ac
commodate those who work. It is
expected that plans can be perfected
for such a system as will enable even
the ooorest child in Salem to secure
! the education which is sometimes
considered a -requirement for good
citizenship in America.
Wife of Manager of Belknap
Springs Succumbs After
Mrs. Fannie Sloane, wife of Rert
Sloane, manager of Relknap Springs,
died in Portland Monday morning
about 2 o'clock. Death was the re
sult of bronchial pneumonia and
came after a short illness.
Mrs. Sloane was well known both
In Salem and Eugene, and many
friends will regret to learn of her
passing. She is survived by her hus
band, her: son, lester. and her mo
ther. The funeral will b held in
Portland at the funeral parlors of
Finley's Thursday afternoon at 2
FATAL TO : WOMAN
Mrs. Frances Chapman, At
. tempting to Accelerate Fire
Burned to Death
HOOD RIVER. Or.. Feb. 17.
Mrs. Frances Chapman, wife of H.
W. Chapman, a local merchant, was
fatally burned this morning follow
ing an explosion of coal gas in th
cook stoved. She was 69 years old.
The family lived over the store. At
tracted by cries. for help and smoke
about 11 o'clock this morning. Mr.
Chapman ran to the stairway where
be saw his wife standing her clothing
and hair burned away. She said the
accident happened when she attempt
ed to accelerate the fire by poking
at the smoldering coal.
Willamette Growers Are Op
timistic Over Pre-Harvest
Conditions for 1920 Pro
duct Held in Great Demand
PRODUCER FIXES OWN
PRICE AT 15 CENTS
California Market May Reach
Altitude Above Quotations
of 1919 Season
The market outlook for all kinds
of commercial berries is quite satis
factory from the standpoint of the j
grower. No definite price has yet J
been quoted by Salem packers or i
shippers for any variety of fruit for
next summer's delivery.
Ever since the national canners
and jobbers have held their annual
pow-wow in the east where the pric
es for the canning season were freely
discussed, the question of what pric
es shall be paid to farmers for their
fruit is taking On a keenf-r edge ev
It is semi-offlcially reverted that
grower can get 10 cents a pound for
their coming loganberry crop if they
were In a mini to accept this figure. !
Hut many of the logan men have
ideas of tueir own as to what price
the limited suppiy of the big, pur
ple berries ..should command and
they are only" turning a deaf ear to
this offer. One grower who has a
large acreage or untreuisea ytnes aoout 100 present, and the same
Fouth of the city has fixed his own J COUM;e 0r instruction was given the
price at the 15 cent mark, lie has, . mtn as lue women received. Five
in fact, offered his berries to a lo- j Qf tne men were able to pass the'test
cal firm at that price, but the pro-) for Red Cros.a membership. Paul
position was turned down. " i Klegcl. Willard Larson, Bernard
hit look Held rncertatn j Morris. William Wright and Merle
"We would like to talk business Pet rum were the eligible ones,
with our growers now," said one of j Commodore Longfellow made ar
the buyers of login? yesterday, '"but t rangements for an examing board
we are forced to keep silent because' here that will meet at the Y.M.C.A.
of t'ae uncertain outlook in . the
packed fruit trade. The decreasing
value of foreign money in our pro
duce markets is shutting off some of
the demand for our canned fruit.
Jellie3 md jams. Should this con
tinue for any length of time a slump
of prices is likejy to follow. A de
pressed market, should it once be
come established, might become a
fixed market for a long time. You
see it is a little perlous to place fruit
purchased at a high price, into cans
which might have to be Fold on a
In the meantime the fruit market
in California promises to reach an
altitude even above the high quota
tions of last season. The time for
buyers and sellers to get together on
a bu?inets basis has arrived in the
Golden state. They are no longer
splitting hairs over the price that
canners will pay strawberry growers
Tor .this fruit.
CVntrnot. belnie Made
In fact. It has Just been an
nounced bv, F. M. De Wit. manager
of the Rerry Growers' Association of i
Central California, thta contracts I
have been. entered into between the
farmers and fruit preservers at 14
cents a pound. This figure repre
sents an increase of 40 per cent above
the opening price one year ago.
Eastern Oregon Youth
Freed in Federal Court
PORTLAND. Or.. Feb. 17. Gor
don Warner, a youth who was taken
into custody with eight residents of
Prineville and vicinity on the charge
of bootlegging, was released today
by Federal Judge Rean upon the
recommendation of Assistant I'nited
States Attorney Reames that he had
been found to have no connection
with the alleged moonsbining activ
ities of bis rather and brother.
District Governor To
Talk Before Rotarians
This is going' to be a great
day in Salem for Rotarians.
The rtual Wlnesday noon
luncheon will be at 1 o'clock,
and there will be present the
District Governor Clayton
Williams, of Everett. Wash.
Immediate Past District Gov
ernor A. R. McFarlane.
Jack Srott. president of the
And about 25 members of
the Portland Rotary club.
The majority of the visitors
will come to Salm in their ma
chines. After the luncheon is
aver,, Salem Rotarians with
their automobiles will show the
party over the city and sur
A week from today, the 2&th,
the Salem Rotarians will be
guests of Roy Wise, at the
Cherry City bakery, at 6 o'clock.
The wives and friends of the
Rotarians will also be present.
"NOT ON THE ARM, DOCTOR" CRY
OF SALEM'S CHARMING MOTHERS
"Xot on the arm, Doctor! 1'lease not on her ami!" - So
say h mothers of daughters in Salem. Of course they would
far rather not have the children vaccinated at . all, but if it
must lie done the 'loeiK operandi"' Weomes a matter of the
Willi one eye on the modern American hall (town and the
other horrified rl on the trend of fashions in Paris, the Salem
women are at a loss to know just where the sear-producing'
vaccine sh.ulMe applied hut with one voice they cry that their
little c'nis shall not b? scratched on the arm.
Imagine for one moment Helen of Trfly with an ugly mark
on her matchless arm! How would the charm of Cleopatra
have been dimuied by such a sear in any location I Shall wc
consider the puleritude of our Salem beau tie as of less ae-,-outit?
And the mothers of Salem answer with one voice,
SWIM OR DROWN
Longfellow Address Two
Classes at Young Men's
About 2 o women were present
at the Y.M.C.A. swimming tank yes
terday morning at 10:30 to bear
Commodore Longfellow's talk and
enjoy his exhibition of shimming,
lifegaving. resuscitation, breaking
stranpW- holds and many things a
person mu-t know to be able to pasa
the test of the American Red Cross
1 as a lilebaver ana nave a member
ship in the association. Three Sa
lem youns; women were able to pasa
the test. Miss Veona Williams.
Maude Holland and Lena llucke
stein were the successful aspirants.
Last night at Commodore Long-j
letlOW S meeting lor men mete wciu
j every Thursday nignt ana u wn oe
possible for local aspirants to own a
Red Cross membership in the fife-
' saving corps.
He came here Sunday
and will leave here at 4:30 today for
WANE IN SALEM
Only 26 Cases of Diseases
Are Reported to Health Of
ficers Since Sunday
The Spanish Influenza situation in
Salem and vicinity is about the same
as it haa been the last two we'.ks.
Since Sunday there bas been 26
new cases or the disease reported to
the city health ofHcer. One death
was reported to have resulted from
Although there is an abundance oi
i colds and light forms of lagrippe in
evidence nere. tew oi tne pauenis
The smallpox epidemic that threat
ened the city for a while during the
last month has abated, and It Is pre
dicted by the health officers that it
will not be long until the city will
be free from all forms of the disease.
As soon as the vaccinations begin to
take effect it is expected the sick
ness will disappear.
One new case of small pox was re
ported to the city health officer yes
terday. SEATTLE MAYOR
Hugh Caldwell and James
Duncan Nominated by
SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 17 Hash
M. Caldwell, former army major, and
James Duncan, president of the Se
attle Central Labor council and one
of the leaders in the general strike
her of a year ago, were today nomi
nated to contest Seattle's mayoralty
in the election March 2. Major C.
H." Fitzgerald, incumbent. Was elim
inated from the race in today s pri
Army Beef to Relieve
High Cost of Living
PORTLAND, Feb. 17. Three car
loads of fresh frozen beef, now b
Ing shipped to Portland by the war
department, will be placed on sa?4 in
this city within a few days at a price
yet to be determined, according to
an announcement made totday by
Lieutenant Fowler, superintendent
of the army retail store. The price
is to be fixed by the mayor or the
fair price commission.
A. H. Lea Declines to Enter
Contest For Office at May
A. H. Lea, secretary of the state
fair board, who has been mentioned
frequently during the past few
weeks as a probable candidate for
secretary of Ftute at the Republican
primary election to be held in May.
yesterday announced definitely that
he would not seek the position and
would devote his entire time to ar
ranging details for this year's fair.
Mr. Lea said he had received many
letters urging him to enter the con
test, but that he oould not see his
way clear to become a candidate at
JUDGE TO GIVE
Wallace McCamant, of Port
land, Slated for Washing
ten Address Tonight
A patriotic event of more than or
dinary moment is the meeting to be
held in the auditorium of the Salem
lublic library tonight at 8 o'clock.
Judge Wallace McCamant will de
liver a notable address on Georg
Washington. The speaker, himself
a descendant of revolutionary ances
try, will define the views held by
this great founder of our republic
on the questions of self-government
by a people and contrast the princi
ples of liberty as then understood
with the rights of personal freedom
as claimed by individuals and organi
zations in our country today.
The Sons of the American Revolu
tion are especially Invited to be pres
ent at this meeting and hear this
learned jurist and orator speak of
the great hero of our American revo
lution and discuss some of the issues
that are now uppermost in the minds
of the American people today.
Cardinal's Eastern Style Phy
Proves Superior to Pass
ing by Visitors
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Cal
Feb. 17. The Stanford University
basketball team won Its Pacific con
ference game against the University
of Oregon five here ton;ht by a
score of 39 to 22. The score at the
end of the first half was IS to 8
The Cardinals eastern style of play
with lung pusse and long shots for
coals proved superior to the visitor
yhort panning and rush tactics. Dale
Rutt of Portland. Or., at guard for
St.triword. starred, making many
long and uiiticult payses
pecor.d ume is scheduled for to- I
EUGENE WOMAN i
IN AUTO CRASH!!
Dr. Catherine Schleff Suffers
Cuts About Face Com
Dr. Catherine Schleff of Mdford. f
received serious cnts about the head j J
and T. H. Cumler was bruised about
the body, when an automobile InjJ
whieh they were riding became nn-j
ruly. leaped across the sidewalk and It
rtlnnPMl thrrktto-H a trlntnw In ttiAi T
Otto Wilson garage.
The accident, according to witness
es was due to Dr. Schleff swerving
her machine to avoid a collision with
another car. The injured were tak
en to the offices ot a local physician
for medical treatment.
RAID ON HALL
Witnesses Deny Rush .TrVas
Made on Wohhly. Building
Before Firing of Shots That
PROSECUTION SOON TO
REST DIRECT CASE
Last Witnesses To Be Called
hy State Within Next ,
MONTE3ANO. Wash., Tb. 17- .
The prosecution la the 'trial of 11
alleged I.W.W. charged with the mar
der of Warren O. Grimm. Central la.
armistice day parade rietim, will rest
sometime tomorrow. This was an
nounced today by W. H. Abel of
ceansel for the state. The state ran
oat of witnesses at 4:30 o'clock to
day, necessitating an early adjourn
ment. , At . adjournment '-Abel an
nounced that -only a few witnesses
remained to testify In the state' di
rect case and that the proaecation
would end the direct presentation of
its case within another 24 hours.
Eighteen witnesses for the state
occupied the stand today, the record
of the trial, and much testimony of
corroborative nature was given.'
Testimony that the I.W.W. hall was
not attacked - by marchers that
many of them did not know of the
existence of an I.W.W. hall In Cen-
tralia was part ofthe bosy day.. .
State Cae Xears End.
The prosecution to date has used
71 witnesses; not Including about SO
who were recalled to give testimony
of a character different to that they
gave when they first took the stand.
Abel said today that approximately
100 more witnesses will be called by
the state in rebuttaL The defense
has subpoenaed its witnesses for
next Tuesday, Attorney George F.
Vanderveer said today, and It was
considered likely that the proposed
trip of the court, including jury and
defendants, to Centralla, might be
made the latter part of .this week.
Nexa Monday Is a court holiday. Only
a few witnesses remain to be. called
tomorrow, it is understood.
For the purpose, apparently, of,
proving preconcert and presence. In-''
sofar as Bert Faulkner, one of the
defendants, is concerned. County At
torney Herman Allen ot Lewis conn- .
ty took the witness stand daring
the afternoon session ot court today.
He testified relative to statemtns v
said to hare been given him volun
tarily by Faulkner after the shoot-'
I,j-m-hlmg Is Recalled.
Wesley Everest, who was lynched
by a mob the night ot the shooting,
wss brought into the testimony sev
eral times daring the day. - Several
witnesses testified to seeing him
flourishing a pistol after he Is al
leged to have ran from the rear ot
the hall, across a vacant lot to Sec
ond street. Another witness, lira. J.
D. Williams, testified to seeing a
man. said to have been Everest, run
ning down an alley behind the L
W.W. hall. Mrs. Williams testified
to the effect that 1 the fleeing man
shot at her and had the gaxC?Bt
through which the bullet passed for
exhibition, but the court refused to.
allow the exhibit, and ruled out fur
ther testimony affecting the man tn
- Bernard M. Eubanks. member of
the Centralia contingent, was one at
many witnesses whe testified today
that the I.W.W. hall was not at
tacked by the marchers. Eubanks .
was a marched in the third platoon
of the contingent, and was shot In
the leg as he ran around a corner
A. S. Kresky, another marcher, al
most stumbled oved the body of Ar-
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Portland Woman Casts
Lot With President
Mm. Maria L. T. Hidden. S3t
East Main street. Portland, has i
filed with the secretary of state
her declaration to become a ',
candidate for delegate at large
to attend the Democratic na- '
tlonal convention to be held In !
June. In her platform Mrs.
Hidden pays: '
"I believe in the principles !
of government ss defined by
the Democratic party, Ulsstrat-
ed by the splendid program of !
constructive legislation secured
during Wood row Wilson's ad-
ministration: record of the par
ty in the world war; its loyslty
to the highest interests of our
nation during the most trouble
some times in our history; , Its ,
vision to see the opportunity
for leadership; In good govern
in e n t , and - righteousness
throughout the world, and its.
advocacy ot that greatest pollti-
cal document ot the ages, the :
learue ot nations.
Mrs. Jiidden asks that the1
following be printed after her
name on the ballot:
'Will support the political;
principles .of Wilson. Bryan,!
Hooverand McAdoo, true.Dem-i