The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 15, 1923, Page 1, Image 1

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New Board of Directors Goes
in. at Annual Election of
Chamber - of Commerce
Last Night
Indebtedness Wiped Out and
Neat Balance Is Turned
Over As Nest Egg
Harley O. White was elected
president of the Chamber of Com-
'merce at the annual election held
last nfgbt. y
Mr. White served as mayor, of
. the city in 1915 and has1 been ac
tire In a, civic , matters lor the
- betterment .of the . city. He. is
' senior member of the firm' of D,
' A. White," Sons. ; ;
Other officers elected were: 4
.Vice president. E.,T Barnes.
Secretary, T. M. Hicks. 4
Treasurer, ,H. V. Compton. .
Social Department, Dr. Henry
E. Morris. .
Cirlc Department, John H
Farrar. .
Agricultural Department, George
. Crabehhorst.' . ' : . , i ...... 1
legislative and Taxation, Dr. E
. E.. Fisher. . .. . :.. ..; .,
Industrial Department Fred E
- Erixon.
' The new directors will assume
their duties January 1, 1924.
Debt Wiped 'Out.
, The 'annual , report of J.'C.
Perry, retiring president, follows:
- -' "When the present board of dl-
rectors of the Salem Chamber of
Commerce assumed office January
, 1, 1922, it found an indebtedness
;L of ; close 016,000 "and-ther dub
was without credit. After two
- months of service, the board made
I a statement showing that the in-
- debtedness of the club on March
' 1, 1922, was $5.50. f ;
, "During its first year, the board
i worked esneciallr to reduce the
i .indebtedness and as a result, at
the end of 12 months, the club
; owed only $1,832. r i" v
: . "During the year 1923. the di
rectors hare not only maintained
the activities of the club, but hare
- paid off this $1,832, and will leave
the incoming board a bank balance
I of more than $900. ? ; "-. ' I
, I Slate Now Clean; I ?:
' 5 "The credit of the Salem Cham-
ber of Commerce has been re-es-
f tablished by the present board and
the new board given a clear slate
1 for its 1924 activities. ; "
. ! "In addition to paying of the
; heavy debt, the activities "of " the
i board the past ; year hare been
; principally as follows:
! : "Putting over the $500,000
. school bond election, which will
insure to. the city, school buildings
. and improvements worthy of the
- capital of Oregon. , . '
; "Held the annual cornhow and
" with it an Industrial exhibit, at-
tended by more than 5,000, brlng-
Jng to the attention of all the tact
that Salem Is Rapidly becoming a
great industrial city.
! Statistics Distributed. n '
' "Issued 11,000 copies of "a new
alem booklet, based on late sta-
tistics, giving c'ohdensed lnforma
tlon regarding Salem and its trad-;
ing area. The Chamber of Com
merce has co-operated with, mem-
. bers of the Marion-Polk County
Realty association, in .giving prop-
er distribution. During the year;
, 10,000 Of these Salem ' booklet!
have been sent out in T publicity
matter.".-,.-: '::. . . :
; "Secured for Salem tin appro
priation for the establishment in
" Salem of a United States employ
ment service. , This was , done
through the cooperation of Sena
tor Charles L." McNary. I
, f " Voted $200 for the Cherria'n
treasury last October and Novem
ber. In .1915 the Cherrian or
ganization was promised $200 a
, year if it would become part of the
Chamber of Commerce. Until the
(Continued on page 5)
OREGON: Fair east; rain in
weEt portion ' Saturday; in
creasing southerly winds. ,
; Maximum temperature, 51.
'Minimum temperature. 40.
, Hirer, 4.7 feet; falling.
Rainfall. .03 Inch.
Wind, southeast
l Warm c)othing of all .kinds
is desired by the Associated
f.Qharities to supply the needs
lofmany who 'are said to be in
i distress. Underwear, r partly
wora..8hoes and other articles
fof apparel, are among the de
sired articles. .
L -Any one who has clothing
which hey have no use for and
1 would like to contribute to the
Associated r Charities . for the
needy are asked to leave it at
1 the office in the Red .Cross
headquarters or if they can not
i bring it to call Mrs. Young,
J phone 332, and it will be sent
for. . "
Mandamus Against Tax' Su-
! pervismg Commissions
r Comes From Yamhill
! Several banks of Yamhill coun
ty are plaintiffs In mandamus
proceedings filed fn the supreme
court last night against' the Yam
hill county court to compel the
court to levy taxes sufficient to
Coyer several proposed expend!
tures that were I removed from
the county budget by the tax
supervising and conservation cbm
mksTon of that county. The com
mission, composed of Roy V,
Stockton, George Foster and E.
L. Ballard, and its secretary, S.
P, Timberlake, are joint defend
ants jwith the county court. '
The case is the second of this
nature to be filed in the supreme
court this week, the first being
from Umatilla county.
Among, the complainants in the
Yamhill county case are the First
National ; bank of McMinnrille,
United States National bank - of
McMinnviUe, United. States Na
tional bank of Newberg, First Na
tional bank of - Newberg, Willa-
mina State bank. Bank of Amity,
Bank of Dayton, Yamhill State
bank, and Oregon Fire Relief as
sociation, having offices at Mc
Minnrille. These institutions are
interested In the case as ; holders
of bonds and warrants and also
as taxpayers. ' , ; . . : ;
1 The complaint is based mainly
on the- action of the commission
In cutting out of the bdget one
item of $32,500. and another, of
$40,205 intended to pay off road
bonds and ; interest during 1924.
These items were approved both
by, the county court and the coun
ty budget committee.
! The complaint declares that the
general fund of Yamhill county,
which now: contains $71,305, Is
needed to pay warrants that are
outstanding against the county .at
the present tine, and to compel
the payment of. these warrants it
iau-said .that another : mandamus
proceeding may be filed in a few
days against Nellie Dodson, coun
ty treasurer. Personal proceed
ings may also be brought against
her,': it 'Is said. '" -
Another 'allegation in the com
plaint Is that the commission un
lawfully omitted from the budget
the following amounts: ""$1000 to
pay thp salaries of the county
Judge -and commissioners;; $340
from ; thecounty clerk's office;
$500 from the sheriffs . office:
$825 from 'the recorder's officej
$2000 from the assessor's office:
$300 ' from the .office of the
rchool superintendent, , $2500
from the mothers' pension fund.
and 740O from a fund set aside
for the care of widows, orphans
and .Indigents. It . is alleged "that
as the budget now stands only
$1900 woujd be arailable to care
for the . county's -poor; ' While
making thete Blashas the commis
sion is " alleged to have increased
the. county treasurer's allowance
by $365. ".:"' '.. - ij 'y r-
The constitutionality of the
act creating county tax supervising
and cbnserratibn commissions ViH
be assailed on the charge that tt
delegates to ' the executive the
sorereign power bt legislation and
violates the constitutional ppwer
of - taxation t&at is rested with
the county court.
Chief Justice McBride has or
dered the defendants , to show
cause on "December " 21. the same
date that thw Umatilla county
case will be heard. ., "
The Yamhill county court has
intimated that It may not make
the 1924 'tax lery until the con
stitutionality of tho act is de
cided upon. V .
WARSAW, Dec. 14. The: Polish-
cabinet headed by , "Premier
WlttWt resJsued tonight.
Mental Deficiency of Defend
ant Admitted But Doubt of
its Being ' Legal Defense
Exists j
State Admits Boy, Undevel
oped But Would Hold Htm
Responsible for Crime
COQUILLE, : Or., Dec. 14.
About the word inoron" centers
the fate of 16 year old Alton Co-
vell, on trial here for the murder
of his stepmother, Mrs. Ebba Co-
veil at-Bandon, September 3.
Medical men! testified today
that the you tli is a inoron, the
state admitted it, but whether
this mental condition is a defense
to the charge of wantonly killing
a defenseless woman is a point on
which the jury must pass tomor
row. ';''. J-vT- -
The trial of the youth was prac
tically completed today when the
defense had its Inning in the morn
ing. " A few rebuttal witnesses
medical men- were called, the at
torneys made their arguments and
tomorrow Judge John C. Kendall
will give his charge to the jury
and - deliver the ; case into Its
hands. ; ' 7 , ' .
The trial of Arthur Corell, brok
en , backed mystic and star gazer,
who was convicted here a month
ago on a charge of Instigating the
murder, dealt altogether with ma
terial facts. This trial of young
Covell Is one in which medical
Jurisprudence comes to the lore.!
Defense Is -Insanity ; ;
The defense is Insanity, mental
aberration, and undereloped brain
power. Young Corell, it has been
said by rarious physicians, has
the mental derelopment of a youth
ranging from 9 to 14 years though
he is actually 16 years old. illf
The particular point as Issue
is the ability of the youth to dis
tinguish between right and
wrong. I Drl C. S. Joseph!, Port
land alienist, pronounced young
Corell a lad of the mental age of
12 years and classed him as one
suffering from retarded - mental
derelopment. I
Other physicians told practical
ly the 'same story, but retarded
mentality, according to these wit
nesses, is not regarded in medicine
as insanity and the atate of Ore
gon recognizes Insanity, and not
mental deficiency, as a legal de
fense, it was pointed out.
Aunt in State Hospital (
Covell's defense argument was
delivered by his attorney Grant
Corby of this city. The lawyer
traced the history of the lad,
dwelt on : the malevolent influen
ces Under which "he had been rear
ed, the occult inclined uncle woh
Is now -awaiting hanging at the
state prison And an aunt who Is
in an institution for the insane at
Salem, t . ": i 'Y j
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 14. Mrs.
Adelaide Hughes, wife of Major
Rupert Hughes, was found dead
at j Haipong, China, today under
circumstances Indicating suicide,
according fb'a cablegram received
by her husband here late tonight.
The end of the largest rote of
fer in the history of the States
man's Big Contest is only a few
hours off. : During the last few
hours the contest will be the most
interesting yet. I There will be the
hardest work, the most subscrjp-
tionh and tho heaviest roting.' At
this time In the contest is a;-rery
serious time. ' It is time thatlcOn-
tcstants woke up. . Keep as near
the top of the list as possible.;.
Tonight, at 9 o'clock sharp, the
biggest, rote offer of the whole
contest rwiU'come. to a.close..All
vnbscrlptlons - front . the outside
Victor Evicts Them -Frbin
Derjot They Board Sleep-
ing Car and Scare Porter
Perhaps no man Jin Safe m1 has
a greater opportunity, to witness
amusing Incidents than has Offi
cer Victor, whose beat takes him
around 'the Southern Pacific sta
After running two men dressed
fn logger attire out of the station,
with the suggestion that they de
part henceforth upon train No. 13.
California limited then in the
yards, he watched them, as he
thought, start around the train.
To his amazement the pair
climbed aboard a Pullman car.
Officer Victor, chuckling at them
and at the same time admiring
their tilsplay of nerre. continued
to attend to routine affairs.
, .today, the two loggers are : In
the E'jyeno ciy jail, according' to
inforaiatian , f urnl&hed Officer
Victor yesterday by railroad lnen.
Boots and all, the palr . crawled
into a spare berth and went to
sleep. The porter, seeking ! to
take a nap, was nearly frightened
to deh when he attempted to
get in the supposedly empty berth
and found the men.' ' They -vera
taken from the train at -Eugene
and placed in the city Jail. 4 i
"Inbnps arc now traveling: fin
both directions. Officer Victor has
observed. "The first grand inarch
was toward, the south, but this has
been reversed during the last few
days, and a great many of : the
wanderers - are again heading
north; Men are stealing rides on
all freight trains, whether these
are rorth , or southbound.
' f i i
EUGENE. Dec 14.-i-The two
mn who 'gar heir names' as Wil
liam H. Hobbs, 23, and Wesley
Hobbs.- 19, " today were' sentenced
by the local justice of thef,peace
to -'serre 30 'days in jail ach on
a charge of stealing "a 'ride3 op h
railway train.7 The "men ''were
taken from the train here. -They
said they had no money and Were
trying to reach California."
: - 4
What ought to be done for the
Salem automobile tourist ' camp
ing park and what can be done
will be taken up at a conference
of representative Salem citizens
called! br'Marbr John B. Giesy
shortly after the first of the year'
This was announced by the mayor
yesterday ; -:U
The city administration has
been criticized In some Instances
because it did not use the profits
from the camping park for the im
mediate improvement of the park;
Under the existing city ordinan
ces gorerning city parka this can
not be done, for. the reason that
this profit must, go Into the city's
general fund. ' Transfers may be
made, ho'werer, from ' other funds
at any time! during the year. It
the money Is not needed where
originally appropriated.
Lome Kni gt's Family
Entertains Son's Nurse
McMINNVILLE, Ore-.'-Dec. 14
-Mrs. Ada Blackjack, , sole sur
vivor of the exploring party seat
by the British government in
1921 to establish a colony on
Wrangel island, arrired here to
day to rislt Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Knight, parents of Lome Knight,
who died on the island and who
was cared for through his last ill
ness by Mrs. Blackjack, a natire
.LSESi v ;
turned in with post mark 9 p. m.
will be accepted by the Contest
Editor, so bear in mind that it
will meanVpne "of ' the 1Ig prizes
to you if you get in t this hour.
... . - - - THple Offer t
Now remember, that you are
getting on .. every , subscription,
three times the regular schedule.
What does that mean lo'you? This
is 'the 'biggest week of the entire
contest. It 'Is to far eclipse any
week et.j So if you would pro
tect your position and .wm t tne
1 Continued on page 2),
Jack Russell of Hollywood in
Cny-Needs WorWKnows
All Screen Stars
' 'How would you like to-!ftare a
'real "movie actor direct from
Hollywoad--do t. some odd jobs
around your premises today? He
knows ''kth all Dong Fairbanks
and Little 'Mary,'Bfll Mart. Theo-J
. i y .. -. . ..... , . t , . i
nore ko Deris, Miiton sms, unariey
Chaplin. George Hackathorne and
the whole bunch. He Is. chummy
with Chaplin hnd often has "sliP
ped the, famous comedian on the
back in a good-humored way, -and
as for the girls,' Mary Pickrord,
Agnes. Ayers". MayMuTray -and a
dozen more of them, they call him,
Jack. " . ; - v. ... .
v, Jack Russell is in town, regis
tered at the Bligh hotel- and he
wants , a. job. He" needs , It, for
things haren't "gone. Very. Well Wjth
him at Hollywood f or-aome time,.
although he has been In some -big
plays; The Four, Horsemen of the
Apocalypse,", for example. '
. Mr. Russell saya he will do any
thing, just sa its i, work. ;He will
nplit your wood. 6r.,wash your
dishes, , or rake the leaves out iff
the jrard. "And , Hi : do the Work
right." says Mr. Russell . .
'i "There are thousands" of young
men nnd wom.en .in , Los Angeles
and Hollywood foe king for. jobs
In, the ' mories" 1a)Mr. Russell.
iNinety per cent of ,tnem. nerer
even gei to see a cuming aixetior.
Of, the other 1 0 per cent h few of
them get work so puch as ,twd
day "out of the -week -I know
one, beautiful -girl.ia Los -Angeles
who is washing dishes In .a re-
tanrant, . sne comes o( gqoo
family, and is ashamed to .write
home and tell them she didn't get
info the movies. I Itnow another
who Is -making beds In a hotel to
make her, living. A hptel keeper
and , I . paid the , f ares - of some of
them to ,go back home, for Los
Anseles Isn't safe for stranded
,"I was in : Hollywood .j three
years. I have worked around all
th studios and I. am well known.
yet in the three years I had onlir
three solid '-weeks "Of W otk'" by
that I mean six 'days a Week. Of
course I hare worked many short
nprlods." ' V "'" "--
Mr. TRusself says he appeared
most : frvi'uently ; in sailor, old
men's and mob parts,
i He talks Interestingly of Holly
wood.' He doesp't want to be
quoted "about the. "wild "parties,
of which the world has heard, be
cause he says he attended none
and cannot speak with ' absolute
knowledge. ; "1 cuess there, were
some parties, all right,"says Mr.
Russelh - r x- ,
With refnrrnca 'to Bill Hart he
declares: i "Bill Hart stands ace
high with ererybody in Los An
geles and Hollywood. The trouble
he got into was framed . against
him. You will remember that was
finally admitted."
Bingham's Decision Changes
Form ot. Property Lett
, By Soules'rWi!) ' V
, "The best laid plans of mice and
men, 4fc
"Gang aft a:gley,"... - . L .
That eren a man's last will and
testament is hot proof against this
trnlsm of Robert Burns is made
erident by the decision handed
down yesterday -by Judge Bingham
in ihe matter of the will of Tunis
P. Soules who lired nearVood
burn. . The court decree is unique
in the "west, ahd only twice before
has there keen a similar pne in. tlye
United States, Once in'Chicflgo and
once fn a Wisconsin court.
; .The 9 0-acre farm was set 'put to
loganberries and gare,promise o'f
being a" good" paying investment.
The will' left the farm to. the wid
ow for her lifetime and the pro
ceeds from theam "Were i to be
used foiher support. A provision
of the will said 'that she should pay
the taxes on the property. The
Wobdburn clfy property' was left
to her also. On her. death it was
tq be divided among the nine chlld
ren by. a former marriage.;
The years passed, the loganber
ry Industry.-burst like a balloon:
Last year the taxes on the farm
amounted to $280 and the net pro
ceeds from the farm were $153.
The" widow "had feb funds to 'pay
the taxes and these are delinquent.
She is 63 years of age "without
means of support. except occasional
roomers although she worked as
a.tailoress in Wood burn for years
following her marriage. ,
Judge Bingham says: ;
"The court comes ' to the ton-
elusion that ' it has , the power to
convert the property "'from one
(Continued on page"2)
Norris Announces -That In
: sungents.cW ill Support
Howell Monday Willing
to Consider, Couzens .
Howell Is Last Man in Time
, ,of Service on, Interstate -.r
1 ; B6dy c
WASHINGTON. Dec. j 1 4.-A
row over the maHeup of
mittee 'which Hirect helegisla
tive program prevented .house rati
fication today of the personnel of
its standing. committees. At the
same time another effort to break
the senate 'jfleadIotk'.pver,th'e.elec
tion of .a . cha'irman of nhe 'inter
state commerce committee' failed
and the sitna'on there anparently
was exactly Where it was when the
senate. Quit balloting last Wednes
day. ,. f ;:T if"
y Opposition by both Republican
insurgents; and Democrats of the
house. to the plan of the Republi
can organization leaders to hare
eight "of their number on the . rules
committee, developed to sruch an
extent that J( wap decided notto
present the. committee Jlst to the
houset;.for approval as had been
planned. Whether: there- ft to be
any change In-the-fixed ratio of
eight majority and four minority
members wul be discussed - at a
Republican conference called for
tomorrow. The Democrats will
hold a caucus Monday to consider
,that questlon.fVii-i,C; "i i'u
r ' t Action Deferred -
- Meantime action on the commit
tfi jpersonnel by jthe hqnse has def?
tnitely been aeierred until next
week. This will :del$y organiza
tion of the ways and means com
mittee which had planned to be
gin consideration of tax reduction
legislation next Monday. Repre:
sentative Green of Iowa, who ha
been selected as chairman will ca!
the members together as soon r
the house has dispsoed of the con
mittee question.
Although there appeared for
time today a possi! o li.
breaking of the senate deadloe"
when ballotirig is resume! "SI oh la;
this virtually was d'ssipafed by
formal announcement on behalf c
of the group of seven" vht h
been supporting Senatof LaFolleHr
of Wisconsin, the insurgent lej
er, that on Monday they expect
to rote for Senator Howell, Repu
lican, Nebraska, for the interataf
commerce committee chairman
The announcement, which was
issued by Senator Norn's, Repub
lican, Nebraska, said that of Sen
ator Coutens, Republican, Mfchi
gan, was lifore satisfactory to oth
er Republican senators than Sen
ator Howell, the insurgents.
"would be glad to unite on .him.".
Republican leaders said Senator
Cummins, Republican, la., has
been endorsed for the chairman
ship by a regular party conference
and that they would -continue to
vote for him until the conference
had formally decided on some oth
er senator, i -
Xo Change Apparent
'-With the insurgents supportinc
Senator Howell, the situation
Monday would be exactly as it was
during the three days of balloting
earlier in the week with 'neither
Senator Cummins - nor Senator
Smith of South Carolina, the
Democratic candidate able to mus
ter the majority necessary for
election. 7 V- V:
In announcing that the insur
gents would support Senator How
ell, who ranks last among' the Re
publican members of the Interstate
commerce " committee, "senator
Korris said the' insurgents- had
been approached , "by an emissary
of the so-called regular Republi
cans and the proposition has been
made -to us that in selecting the
chairman . of this, cQmmittee. the
rule of seniority should be over-
thrown'and a selection for chair
man be made from other members
of: the tommittee. .regardless of
length of service either in the sen
ate or on thecommittee. ; "
In order to break .the deadlock
therefor, we have decided to fol
low this suggestion," Senator Nor
rls added, "and when balloting. is
resumed next Monday we expect to
cast our votes for Senator. Howell,
a member of the interstate com
merce committee with the (' hope
that our effort at compromise
will be acceptable to our associates
and the deadlock ' broken. ; : If
(Continued on page 5)
iiJISLtfDGED 1 .C:
Hosmer of Sil verton
Wrong; Inf oimation
Gbverhbr -to Make
ist, oays jusuce
1 District Attorney John H: Carson is not to be disk
by the attorney general's office in the prosecution cf
case against Dr. A. E. Wrightman of Siiverton, who i
cused of a violation of the prohibition law.
This, at least was the indicationjast night, wh.
formation carne from Siiverton. that J. B. Hosmer, who t
ed the move against Carson, had said that he had been f i
er enlightened on the status of the case and would
letter ta 'Govemor,Pfercey asking the executive to disrc
the representations to ? him' by 'Hosmer yesterday,
Hosmer requested the QVrnor to take a hand in the c
Hosmer apparentlyy changed his mind about the
after he had a conversation with Justide of the Peace 1
Kuntz, in whose court the Wrightman case is pending, V
vas after Hosmer had seen Governor Pierce. '
Faulty Disconnection Causes
Loss of 9,000,Gallons
; ' of Oil
The State of Oregon lost a car
load of fuel oil last night when
a teamster failed to? properly dis
connect the pipe coupHngs. The
oil which leaked out was valued
at approximately $500.
; The .' driver disconnected 'one
pipe but' failed to discohnect' the
second which 'hit upon the rail
whence, car .was moved. ; When
the ie&i : was discbvere'cT the car
was moved back - on the siding
where the remainder of . the oil
was 'drained out through a four
inch pipe. " - ' . ......
The police, department was no
tified and red lights' were. Placed
on the street to warn motorists
since the street waa ' unusually
slippery following the oil bath.
The car originally held 12,000
jallons but four or five loads had
een removed before the aOdent
occurred.; Part of the oft was
eporte'd to have leaked on the
log fuel pile of the PRL&P. '
. Ta? accident happened on .Trade
treet between Church. and High
ftre'ets and the depressions in the
Ureet contained considerable oil
?arly this morning. J
Men Accused of Accepting
Bribe are Cleared at
-' PORTLAND.- - Ore., Dec. 14.
Herman Oelsner, police- sergeant.
and William Drafcer, a patrolman,
were cleared today of charges of
accepting a bribe nd of other irre
gularities and ordered back to
duty at. the close of a Rearing
held by Mayor George V. oaker..
Four other patrolmen who had
been accused similarly were afro
exonerated but could not be re
stored to their places by the
mayor because they-had been dis
charged outright. .The mayor an
nounced that he would recommend
their reinstatement by the civil
service commission. .
The officers were working -on
the vice squad and the ; women
witnesses . had told the i mayor
they had accepted money. ' Today
the accusers recanted their -charg-
es. .
Sunday's Oregon Statesman
THOSE who havi- been looking for eah i.!ue of I he Orcos
KtMtet.niaft to be better than its predcesor will not bo di
. ajiiwintrdln the paper Sunday morning. .There will 1
numerous interesting feature, numbor of.poiiaI oiticles
timely subjects 'and n unusually interesting vollortioii of ww in j
news. In addition to the usual interebt ing local ami iic new
the events of today Will be attractively ct forth.
The Orrgon KtatcKtnan l not-tho largest paper Irt tho K
but no paper surpasses it aw newspaper. It function tvni
ly for the public good, publishing aU the wws while it is i
with Intelligent comment when such Is illwnlnat Ing.
The Oregon Statesman Bunday will bo rel newpapT
as the constituents hare come to exnett .from this r'5'ii!'
8undy Issue -eC tne Old Ifomo-Papor v.lU bo worth wntLl : ; I
ill) iii
j)T(njTrrirrTf '
Admits He Was Gi
and Writes Letter
Change Would be Vl
or tne x-eacc-ik.uniz.
" I told Hosmer very fore
ly and emphatically that he
away off in his information '
how Mr. Carson was 1 c& a J ;
the 'case." said Mr." Kuatz, '
that it was "not right that
attorney general should be
to uts charge.. I am deel :
againstHhe attorney general
planting the district attorney,
T reel, that Mr. .Carson has
ail . that be possibly can do.
criticism against him that 21
mentioned la very( tinjust. T.
I would-like to use stronger
guage, for I know what'Mr.
son has done in this caso
the other prohibition cases V
has handled In my court. If
movetis In the way of lcriU
of his work" It Is very nuc'..
deserved," 4.
. In Siiverton lastniht ?'r. :
mer said that he had hear i :
a source that he thocstt v
lUWethaU the district ft'
was. not going to prosecut
ckse. Acting upon thU lz:
tlon he went to see the govt
whp told him that if , , thb
true he would have the fctt
general take charge. lie
said he-then went to see Ji
of the Peace Kunts and found
the information he had cor,c
ing Carson was not true. II:
declares that he how has fa!
Carson and that he Is gcir
wrlte the governor asking tl :
change be made in the rrc
tion for the present.
Governor Pierce said yester
that , after hearing about the
let a in from Siiverton he cr
District Attbrpey Carson to IS
fe and mentioned it to hiia.
cording to the governor, Ca:
then remarked that it was a
in which he would like to 1
assistance, whereupon the go
nor told him that he wouli
the attorney general to assist 2
: Carson's etory of .the interv
with the governor, differs f
the governor's version. Mr. (
son denies that he said he wc
like to have assistance in the c
He declares that the gover
simply epoke of the criticism f i
Siiverton and then informed I
that he was going to ask tho .
torney general to take charge.
"I told him thlsjvould be asi
able," said the "dTstrict atton
"for there was nothing elso
Dr. Wrightman was arre
with L. J. Wolfard and VI
Ollstram . on November 15.
evidence taken from Wrlghtm
office, according to the compla: .
was five empty gallon Jugs, a
half a pint of wine nnd a bol
of beer. Wrightman claims t
wine was some, he had taken
analysis about a year ago w!
it was suspected to be the ca.
of a man's death. The beer, ;
claims, is a souvenir bottle eav 1
over from the pre-Volstead daj .
Both are now in the hands of tl
court. .
The defense petitioned for i -turn
of the,, liquor on groin "i
that Is was seized illegally. T.
prosecution answered and the d -
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