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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 22, 1925
PRICE FIVE CHNT3,
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Leader - of Escaped Convict-
Killer Is Surprised In
City Council to Give Definite
Decision at Meeting on
Appropriation Measure "Worry Of
ficials; Crowding of Ballot
3Iay Cause Defeat
YOUNG CASE ADJOURNED
LEGAL TANGLE CAUSES HALT
IX WIFE MURDER TRfAI
PORTLAND, Ore., Atiff. 22. (By Asso
ciated Press.) Tom ; Murray, leader of the
convict trio which escaped from Oregon state
penitentiary a week ago; last Wednesday,? was
captured at Centrailia early this morning:, ac
cording to word received by the Portland po
lice from Centralia. - 1 . i
Murray was said to have been captured in a
room in the Savoy hotel, Centralia arid to have
surrendered without a fight. He was surprised
in a hotel room by the mayor, the' chief of po
lice and citizens." - ; r ; i;7 :H"c"''";- -rt ;-V
, "Hie jig is up. I'm Murray all right,! he
Was said to have declared!
The Portland police first'
received the report from a
Port lander , who said he had
taken part : in the capture.
They 'checked up with the
Centralia police' who confirm
ed the story, j : "X ' :: .
About the same time, it was
Reported, that a posse was on
the trail of James Wfllos and
Ellsworth Kelley near White
Salmon. Wash. , The latter re
Krt was unconfirmed.
BULLETIN 1:35 A. M.
t PORTLAND, Or., Aug. 22.
'(By Associated Press.)- An
Jtinconf irmed .report was. tele
phoned to ihe Portland police
fetation this mo nuns that Tom
Murray, one of, : the , convict
vhp escaped from the Oregon
stale penitentiary about 10
days ago, had been: captured
at Centralia. The source of the
call was being traced by Port
ANOTHER LANDMARK ...
IS SOON TO DISAPPEAR
A. C. ROSS IS REMOVED
FROM FISH COMMISSION
BYSTANDER SHOT WHEN
EDITOR FIRES AT JUDGE
HAYES AND VEATCH VOTE TO
REMOVE MASTER WARDEN
CARL C MAG EE IS HELD FOL-
LOWING FATAL SHOT
Veatch Declares More Wan Mad
Solely In the Interest of
, Harmony -'
Fistle Engaeeinent "With Judiel
Leahy, Old Enemy, Termin
ates in Death
HERE TO BE REPLACED
Modern Building Planned
South Liberty Ry Dr. B.
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 2tJ (By
Associated Press.) -Attorneys for
both sides at the trial of Dr.
Thomaa Young, a dentist, charged
with murdering his wife and con
cealin g her body In a cistern, be
gan arguments on :; a legal con
flict here late today over Alleged
statements the dentist Is said to
hare made to his' office nurse
(ew minutes before he made1 three
purported confessions which he
later repudiated . '
Court " adjourned" until I next
Tuesday when Judge - Edwin . P.
Hahn. e.pe.cted tojrule n :the
argument. .-. .w: . '". --j
, The battle started wnen , Mrs.
Dorothy Mahan. : formerly'; Mies
Leopold, the nurse, was question
ed by the district tatornejr ' and
told to relate the private conver
sation which she and the dentist
had a few minutes before the Pur
potted confessions were- made.
She is said to have persuaded her
employer to confess..
Before the argument, thej nurse
identified a lethal gas appliance.
with which the dentisa is charged
with suffocating his wife, and the
court allowed her conclusion that
it was the identical appliance
whlch was missing -from Ybune's
dental office alter -t,he alleged
crime had - been,, committed;
GERMAN PAPER IS iOLD
- A motion to restrict the number
of measures to go on the ballot at
the special city election in October
was allowed to carry over and the
council adjourned without action
of any kind at the. informal ses
sion last night to consider the spe
cial electron ncasures.
Judication-; were that the meas
ure to call; a special election will
pass without difficulty but that a
hot fight will be waged at the next
regular meeting of " the council
September 1 when : the question
again comes up of what measures
will be chosen for submission to
the people. ' . ..
The problem. It was indicated, is
that . appropriations are ' badly
needed for street Improvement
the construction of new bridges,
and the purchase of additional fire
equipment, but it is feared that it
all three 'measures go before the
people at once with appropriations
asked in each case, all of the rev
enue bills will be hilled.
Whether the question of an ap
propriation to initiate an investi
gation looking toward municipal
ownership of the city , water sys
tem would be submitted to . the
voters was left open for further
consideration. .Its backing, how
ever, was much less secure In the
council; than-are the other rev
enue measures. .'
"Personally, I am satisfied that
if we load down the ballot we
will lose all along the line," Mayor
Geisy declared in his opening
statement in which he urged co
operation: among council mem
bers in the selection of measures
PORTLAND, Aug. 21- (By the
Associated Press. ) Albert C.
Ross, master fish warden since
Jply 1. 1924, was removed by a
2 to 1 vote of the fish commission
in session here today, and Edison
I. Ballaugh of St. Helens, Or., ex
state representative, was by a sim
ilar vote appointed to fill the vacancy.
Commissioner J. S. Hayes of
Bay City moved, the dismissal of
Mr. Ross and John C. Veatch,
Portland, chairman, added his vote
to that of Mr. Hayea for removal
W. T. Eakin of Astoria voted
against the removal of the master
fish warden and also against the
appointment of Jlr. Ballaugh.
Little discussion preceded the vot
ing. Charges were placed against
Mr. Ross , and no grounds were
stated for his removal, Mr. Veatch
declaring the action to be solely
for harmony and the good of the
"Mr. Ross has known the situs
tlon for some time." the chairman
sand, "and has preferred to be re
moved rather than resign while
In charge. " Is not that right, Mr,
Ross?" . ,
The warden answered in the af
firmative. ' , . v
The fish trust has won,, was
the only comment that Mr. Ross
would make, other than - to say
that during his tenure of office he
had never been asked by. the gov
ernor to perform any act J that
could be interpreted as of a politi
cal nature. .
Expenditure of $100 to make
a fishway through the falls of the
Siuslaw river was authorised. The
game commission will also spend1
1100 for this purpose. '
THREE MILLION MARKS PAID
FOR STENNIS ORG AX
The former site of the Salem
Laundry company on South -Lib
erty has been purchased by Dr.
B. L. Sleeves of Salem who will
erect at once a modern one-story
building, it was announced yester
day. The property Is one of the
oldest landmarks 'in Salem, the
old building having once, been the
Methodist church here and one of
the oldest buildings in the city.
The property was sold to "Dr.
Steeves; for a ! consideration of
The church organization moved
to the site now occupied by the
denomination at the corner of
Church: and State in 1876 which
was the year that construction was
started on the new building which
is being used today.' ,
Tne old church building was
erected In 1850 at a cost of $8000
wnich at that time represented a
large expenditure. Inspection -of
some of the beams show that they
.were carved with a broad axe from
trees by hand, and it is known
that, the minister and congrega
tion shared In much of the work
of erecting the church. '.
The property was purchased by
Dr. Steeves from the Frederick J,
Hurst estate through the Graben
horst real estate firm . 1 t
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EAST LAS VEGAS. N. M., Aug.
11. (By Associated Press.) I
Carl C. Magee." Albuquerque editor
and storm center of New Mexico i
politics, shot and killed John
B. Laasatter, a state employe,
in a hotel here tonight, when In
a fight with former District Judge
D. J. Leahy, his political enemy.
he drew a revolver and fired suddenly.
Lassatter was a bystander.
Magee fired two shots after he
had been knocked to the floor by
IS n COMPLETE
New Commanders of Prohi
bition Force to Take Of
; fice September 1
SIX NEW MEN APPOINTED
Eleven Former Slate Director are
Promoted to Higher Posts;
New ' System Is
WASHINGTON. Aug. 21. (By
Leahy, the first shot striking Las- Associated Press.) The field
PAPER MAN ' SUICIDES
C. A. "WATTS, "OF VANCOUVER,
TAKES LIFE WITH GUN
EARLY START EXPECTED
WALLA WALLA, Aug. 21.
Indications for an early start on
the work of building the new
Bridge-of-the-Gods across the
Columbia river from a point near
Cascade Locks to Stevenson, were
reported here today by T. O, Web
ster, Benton-Franklin inter-county
bridge, which has taken over the
down river project. The cost is
estimated at $565,000 part of
which will be obtained by bonds
on the Benton-Franklin , bridge,
About 1125,000 remains to be
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 21
C. A. Watts, secretary ot the
Centennial corporation and office
manager for the. Columbia Paper
Mills company committed ' suicide
at 5:30 p. ra today by shooting
himself with & 32 caliber revolver.
He had driven to the centennial
grounds and was seated in his
automobile" when. he eommiited
the act. No reason was given for
the deed. Mr. Watts was active
in civic matters.
A widow, one small daughter
and the man's parents survive.
satter aad the second wounding
Leahy in the arm. Leahy was the
district judge who tried Magee
in two cases, both of which gained
Leahy walked - into the hotel,
witnesses of the shooting said.
and immediately approached Ma
gee and began purameling him.
Magee was taken into custody by
Sheriff Lorento Delgado ot San
Miguel county but nq charge had
been filed against him early to
The political feud between for
mer Judge Leahy and Magee
reached its crux In July, 1923,'
When a jury in Leahy's court con
victed the Albuquerque editor of
criminal libel In connection with
publication of editorials attacking
former Chief Justice J. W. Parker
of the state supreme court. . Magee
was sentenced to prison by Leahy
but was pardoned; by- the then
Governor James F. Hinkle. before
he commenced his prison term.
Because he criticized tn other
editorials Leahy's court while the
other charges in connection with
criminal libel case were pending.
Judge Leahy hailed Magee into
his court on charges of contempt
in July, 1924, and sentenced him
to three months imprisonment and
the Albuquerque editor served a
day and a night in jail before Gov
ernor Hlnkle again granted him
, In the contempt case the enmity
between Leahy and Magee reach-
TWO. NAVY. PLANES WILT
TRY TO SPAN PACIFIC
AIRMEN WILL LEAVE SUNDAY
ON HAWAIIAN FLIGHT
Non-Stop nop to Ilad Will be
Record Breaking Event;
Water Tank at Ban Plumb-
ins Shop Explodes When ;
safety -yaive oucks 1
Ttme of Accident Forestalls r
t slbU Loss erf Lire; Office Em- ,
; ploy iWky FaUla : ...
daaa -. .
(CBtiavl pm )
CHAMP'S BROTHER HELD
JOHN DEMP8EY ARRESTED BY
WRECK VICTIM DIES
BAKER, - Ore., 21. (By the
Associated' Press.) C C. Gin
grich of Lane. Kansas, who was
injured when his automobile over
turned on the Old Oregtm Trail,
$25,000 In subscrip-1 Wednesday, died at a Baker hos-
tions coming in this week.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21.
John Dempsey, brother ot William
Harrison (Jack) Dempsey, cham
pion pugilist, was arrested here
tonight on a warrant issued by the
lunacy commission at the instance
of his wife, Edna Dempsey, charg
ing him with excessive use of
liquor and narcotics. He is being
held under observation in the
psychopathic ward of the general
hospital. Dempsey was arrested
last night on a drunkenness
commanders of the nation's reor
ganized prohibition . army were
named today and given ten days
In' which to bexin formation ot
their staffs In preparation tor an
intensive campaign to dry up the
United States and its possessions.
The new command made up of 24
federal prohibition administrators
who will assume full charge Sep
tember 1, and one chief prohlbl
tion investigator was organised
chiefly 'from among the old dry
officers, only -six new men being
appointed. Eleven ot the former
state directors, five divisional
chiefs, the chief of general agents.
one assistant divisional chief and
one general agent were promoted.
This came as a surprise since
Assistant Secretary Andrews of tne
treasury, the prohibition field
marshal, had declared in announc
ing bis plans for reorganization
that the dry regime would be
made up principally of big busi
ness or military men in an effort
to put fresh life Into the enforce
Explaining the retention of so
many of the former officials. Mr.
Andrews said today that he had
concluded after meeting them that
it would be "a great mistake not
to give most of them the chance
to operate under a system, that I
feel wHl -grre more power and ef
ficiency to the field enforcement
It was evident that the assistant
secretary had made some progress
with his original plan "before de-
cldlng-to teep-majrof the" farm
er officers as five of the new men
appointed were former army of
ficers and one a railroad official
Seven of the executives were
named only as acting administra
tors because Mr. Andrews said he
had not yet determined on the men
who "may meet the requirements"
In those districts. He expected.
however, that after the new ma.
chinery begins working, some ot
those given temporary assign
ments "may demonstrate their
ability to render the service
Outstanding in the announce-
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SAN DIEGO, Cat.. Aug. 21.
(Bv the Associated Press.) On
the first lap of their historic dash WINDOWS DEI 0 US H ED
across the Pacific two PN-9 sea-I -
planes, convoyed by two TS-1
planes. wUl Uke off from San
Diego harbor at 6 o'clock Sunday
moraine 24 hours later than
originally Intended. Announce
ment that minor final adjustments
and tests of the Hawaiian night
planes will be absolutely necessary
bfore the PN-S's could bo off
for San Francisco and that the
coastal flight therefore had 'been
postponed from daybreak tomor
row was made late today by CspC
Stanford Moses, flight project com
i Captain Moses declared that he
anticipated no delay in the de
parture ot the Boetag. scheduled
to take off from Seattle at day
break tomorrow for a non-stop
flight to San- Francisco.
I Flying with Commander John
Rodgers Sunday in the PN-9, No.
1, flagship of the Hawaiian squad
ron, will be Lieut. G. C. Schild
hauer. alternate pilot, and Henry
3. Cocklln. navy aeronautical en
gineer, in addition to the regular
flight crew a total of seven men.
In TN- No. 3. piloted by Lieut.
Allen Snoddy and Arthur Gavin.
will go Capt: Stanford E. Moses,
flight project commander. Both
the PN- planes win carry about
half the amount or gasoline they
will take on the Hawaiian flight
and, barring strong head winds.
should fly thronrh the Golden
Gate, about I p. m.
The PX-i'i with a limited gaso
line supply, are due to land near
San Luis Obispo between 10:30
and 11 a. m. Sunday. They Im
mediately will re-fuel and take off
for San Francisco. ; arriving , be
tween 1 and 2 p. m.
On the San Diego-San Francisco
flight the destroyers Meyer and
Corry will act as patrols, the Mey
er being stationed in the 8anta
Barbara channel and the Corry 20
miles north ot San Luis Obispo.
The Boeing will bare two de
stroyers for. patrols, the McCawley
being stationed off Cape Blanco
and the William Jones off Cape
Nine barographs, six of which
111 be used on the Hawaiian
v An explosion that shook band
ings six blocks away demolished
thv rear end of the T. M. Barr
plumbing shop, 114 South Com
mercial street yesterdsy afternoon
at 5:30 o'clock. The bursting ot .
a hot 'water task caused Ike blast
which blew out every window "In
the shop and totally, destroyed a
large lathe. Damage J., placed
by Mr. Barr at approximately
$2,500. It Is said that so Insur
ance covering an accident 'of this
nature was carried.
No one was Injured In the ex
plosion although Irene "Plaree. em
ployed la the office, was slightly
cut by a piece ot plate glass which
crashed from the froat windows.
The fact that the blast occurred
after 5 o'clock saved several lives
a a number of men were working
oa the lathe and In. the shop a
tew momeata before the explo
sion. About 15 workmen are em
ployed la the shop. ,
The cause of . the blast U be
lieved due to the failure ot a safe
ty valve on the tank to operate,
although according to the men la
the plait, it haa been functioning
properly. The tank was of about
150 gallons capacity, and was
used to furnish hot water, to the
Valley Grill, next door. It was
heated by coll la a grate in the
furnace and was operated' nor
mally at a pressure equal to that
of the city water system. It was
placed lengthwise on the floor un
der a large lathe. . .
The force- of the explosion com
pletely demolished the lathe and
rrpped s hole 20 feet square la
the floor,. Pieces ot the lath wen
hurled through the roof where -a
hole about three -feet rn diameter
was torn. Some idea of the enor
mous ' force accompanying the
blast may be obtained from - the
fact that a piece of the lathe
TRAIN CRASH IS PROBED .hot eompTetely through a 3x14
inch joist in the celling. The force
RAILROAD AND PUBLIC SER
VICE COMMISSIONS ACT
NOT YET BUT SOON! i
BLAST TOLL IS NOW 46
EXPLOSION ON SHIP ONE OF
MOST FATAL IN HISTORY
BERLIN, Aug. 21 (By Asso
ciated Press.) The -AlRemeine'
Zeitung which was controlled by
the late Hugo Stinnes has been
sold by the banking syndicate
which is liquidating the affairs of
the; Stinnes family, to Walter Sa
linger, a well known operator In
print paper and Dr. August Web
er who jhas political affiliations,
fori 3,000,000 marks. The names
of the buyers and the price were
announced by the bankers tonight.
The general belief la that Dr.
Weber and - Herr Salinger i were
acting in behalf of the Prussian
government which ; desires the
Stinnes plant for a public printing
Office. It Is said to !. be . the In
tention of the government to con
tinue the newspaper as a non-
political organ. :
DRIVER IS BLAMED
SEATTLE, Aug. 21.-i-At a cor
oner's inquest here today Alonzo
M. Parks, Berry ranch proprietor
and driver of a car in which two
women ; were killed Wednesday
when It was struck- by an inter;
Urban train, at White River on
the i Seattle-Tacoma1 route, wa3
held responsible for 'the accident
Testimony showed that there
was an unobstructed view ot the
tracks In both directions from the
pot of the accident. ' ' . ,
DAMAGES f AFFIRMED
OLYMP1A, Aug. 21. The su
preme court affirmed the Yakima
court In-awarding Hugh Mc0innls
a verdict of $600 for personal In
juries received when he fell into
a light well of an apartment house
In Yakima on the evening Of Sep
tember 26. 1923. The courts held
that owners, L. C. Keylon and Ed
ward B. Luckri, were negligent 1n
that they had . not kept a light
burning to light the passageway so
that it would be safe for ordinary
use. - - ; ;
NO FIRES REPORTED
PENDLETON, Or., Aug. f 21.
With wheat ' harvest ; practically
completed lor 4925 crop, one of
the oddest records ever. mide In
this count v seems : assured. The
record is that during a whole bar
vest season, which has been very
dry, not a single fire In standing
wheat has been reported td local
insurance men. j
NEWPORT, R. I.. Aug. 31.
(By the Associated Press.) The
death of Edward Donovan ot Paw-
tucket tonight brought to forty-
six the total of deaths resulting
from the explosion ot a boiler on
the excursion steamer Mackinac
Tuesday evening. !
The deaths of three others to
day . were recorded and as the
hours pass, it is expected : that
others will be added to the toll.
The forty fifth victim to sucenmb
to his frlghtfal brurns was Peter
Borsay of Pawtucket. He died
SALIDA. Colo Aug. 21. (By
Associated Press.) With but one
person out of tour score of In
jured remaining In a hospital,
three separate Investigations were
In prospect tonight into the col
lision of two fast Denver ft Rio
Grande Western railroad trains
nesr Granite late yesterday when
two firemen were killed. It was
announced late this afternoon at
the Denver & Rio Grande hospital
here that Mrs. Ed . Hoffman of
Omaha was 'the only passenger
I whose condition nrevented lesving
the hospital, and her speedy re-1 MANSLAl GilTtJi Yl-ttDlCT
of the explosion twisted all the
walls of the shop, aad a huge
timber, nearly two feet square and
about 35 feet long crashed from
the roof, demolishing machinery
and supplies en the floor of the
plant... - . : . t
Serious danger of another aad
more disastrous explosion was
averted by the rire department
when - malBs connected -. with the
broken gas lines wera diseonnect-
(Ciian4 ra i) " "
INDIAN WOMAN IS GUILTV
covery is looked for.
J. W. Taughtenbaugh and Chas.
E. Phelan, firemen, on the two
trains, were killed. Both men
lived In Sallda. Taughtenbaugh's
body was not recovered until to
day, since It
RETURNED BY ASSIZES
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C Aug.
21. (By the Associated Press)-
Edl Loot, and Indian woman on
trial for thewitchcraff murder
was wedged under I of Moccasin, an Indian boy, here
the plled-up locomotives.
Immediately after his body was
brought to Salida it was announc
ed by the coroner that no Inquest
into the wreck would be held be-
early tonight. The other deaths leans other . investigations would
today were Bessie MulHn and Wil
liam Robinson also of Pawtucket.
Both the naval and Newport hos
pitals house a number ot critical
eases aad "physicians there said
there are several who are' noy be
yond all medical skill, so horribly
were they scalded when the boiler
j'on the excursion steamer exploded
las she steamed through Narragan
sett ba yon the return trip to Paw
tucket with almost 700 excurslon-
i lsts aboard. - i
take the place of an Inquest. The
railroad company has started an
Investigation of the collision, two
investigators of the Colorado state
public utilities commission arrived
here this afternoon and the Inter
stats commerce commission' is
sending an investigator. '
Failure of one train to receive
orders . to stop at Granite was
blamed by officials of the Denver
& Rio Grande Western for the dis
BIBLE STUDENT ENJOINED Y0UHG STRIBLING WINS
TEACHING OF BOOK IN PUB.
LIC SCHOOLS DISLIKED
CEORGL1 BOXER TAKES BOUT
ON TECHNICAL. KNOCKOUT
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio. Aug.
21. (By Associated Press.) A
temporary Injunction restraining
the board of education from per-.
milting teaching of the bible In
the .public schools here was grist
ed today in common pleas court.
Application for the Injunction
wsa made by R. H. Perry, af tax
A demurrer to the action filed
PHOENIX. Ariz.. Aug - 2L-
(By Associated Press.) You eg
IStribbllng of Georgia won teeh
aicbal knockout-over Jack Lynch.
! Preacott. light heavyweight ; In
the ninth round of a scheduled
10 rouad bout here tonight. Strlb-
bllng weighed 143 and Lynch
FENDLETON HEAT LOWER
PFTvniJFrrnv fie. Inr ti
by City Solicitor Harr7 Brookaw. The , PeBdlton . as lass
was orerrnled. Hearing on mak
Ing the injunction permanent, wilt
I be-held before schools open the
middle of September. A course In
bible stady recently wii itJded to
the study In' the 'public school
noticeable today -when- the maxi
mal record was 98. two degrees
less than on TherMay. A- lively
breeze- that came tip from' lis
west la the morning hours had
developed into a real dust storm
March 1923, was found guilty cf
manslaughter in the assize court
today. The Jury added a recom
mendation of mercy.;
Edie was the last ot five to be
tried in the case, three .were
acquitted and the fourth, E!x Alex
was. yesterday found guilty. Sen
tences are to be fixed at the con
clusion of the present sitting ot
the assizes. :
Moccasin was tied hsnd .sad
foot and left to freeze to death on
the Ice. ' - - v '
ADJUTANT POST FILLED
- . .
DISABLED VETERAN. PAn.R
HEADED BY NEW M AN - .
CINCINNATI, Aug. 21 (By As
sociated Press.) John W. Mahaa,
national, commander of the Dis
abled American Vetsrars .of the
World War. announced here Uta
today that V. IX Corbry, Misaoula.
Menu." has been appointtd assist
ant natloaal adjutant, la ptace of
Joseph Loos,. Cincinnati, who re
signed. .- Corbly is editor cf the MiyouU
Sentinel, a daily newspaper. He
served with the marine enrps. rr
ond division, throughout tfco rr
and was severely .voit::ie;l. is
action. ' Cortly was rebatiiitatt-.i
by the UnlteJ Eute Yfttrai.V.
bureau and was r.raduatd i;h
honors from the school of Journal
ism at th I'DlTfrsIty r.t 'tartar ..
"CorbJy wl'I hare char-e rf t 3
Disabled- American Vc.
Weekry at the national t " r
ters la Cinclsaatl," salJ -,