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Weather forecast: Cloudy; probably rains
over southwest portion; moderate tempera
tare; moderate east wind. Maxinnm tem
perature yesterday 5 minimum -43, river 0,
rainfall , atmosphere dear, "wind northwest.
Kins George of England has issued An 1
order that no bobbed haired maids tra Xo i 2
allowed around the palace. Here-is another !
King George who may get himself a revala-1
uon it he isn't careful.
-; SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, 1927
PRICE FIVE CEIHT3
1 CENTERED UPON
i 1 -
; IN PRIEST? CASE
State Seeks To Show De
fense of Wife's Honor
Not Reason for Shot
Hop Picker Quoted as Having
Bald Wcrline Can re
j lleri Court Rccesoca on r
r Question of Evidence-
DALLAS. Ore., Oct'-- 25.
(SDecIal) Declaring his lnten-
tion to prove that Irring B. Priest
- maliciously and with premedita
tion shot and killed' George 1
! Werline on the evening of Aug
; ust 30 without Justification, Dis
trict Attorney Har combe opened
the case for the state here today.
calling to the stand seven witnes
ses before the day's session was
ended at 5 o'clock.
I The testimony centered chief-
' ly about the circumstances lead-
i Ing up to the fatal shooting of
Werline. and the condition of the
hop Fancher -prior to his death.
Deviation from the otherwise
rather dull session came when
John Anthony, Werline ranch fore
man. declared on the stand that
Priest had held a conversation
with him a few days prior to the
shooting in which Mrs. Priest's
alleged relations with Werline bad
i "Werline can hare the d -woman
if he wants ber. I'm agoing
to leave ber ber. She has al
ready cost me several thousand
dollars Priest was said by An
thony to hare remarked. -
Priest later asked him where
Werline lived, Anthony, testified,
which information was given. .
Claim Not Releraat
Attorney Walter S. Wlnslow,
for the defendant promptly mov
ed that the testimony be stricken
out as irrevelant to. the case, but
Arthur K. McMtahan, assistant
state's counsel, protested on the
ground that the evidence was nec
e.ary for the state to eatahllsh
premeditation and malice I on the
Judge Ar lie Walker adjourned
the court for the day without de
ciding on the motion. He will give
his opinion tomorrow morning.
The first witness to take the
stand was Dr. John C Knott who
traced the coarse of the ballet
TIlUtR OVER 21 NEED NOT
PAY TUTTION, RESULT,
Eurfget Discussed at School Board
Meeting; Election Not
Necessary , ; '
Fit' pino students over the age
of 2). are not liable for payment
of tuition in the public schools if
they, have ..established their resi
dence in a district by living there
y was pointed out to tne
: l erhdol board members last night
, Jlaf ter one of the FJIlpino high
iSr.ao01 atudents bad appeared and
v dTTLeaded thai ca'vse of himself and
awrher boy who are past tl years
Thtra are at " present four
Filipino boys In tbe higb ecbool.
two above 21 and two below. The
two who are not of age will eon
t"ve to be reqnired to pay tui
tion, as they ' are not"- legal
j i i"i'uoci npara mmors spcnv
t I most of their tltn lat nirht dia-
cuflng tejtaiive flgares for he
ttJ?retwhieb wf!l be drawn P
at the next meeting at3 a : Joint
seofVon with cltlren members . of
the hud get committee.
According to the tentatire bud-
ed by Superintendent:
not , be necessary to
n -ad dttfonal tax on the
Valstrlct., Expenditures can be
i kept within (he six per cent Kmita
i ' tlon, despite ;an Increase In sal
lriei of more than 317.009 by
f- Rlshlng of-" aproprlations for
f building; upkeep, the superinten-
V,: ' dent'potntedout t
' jThe matter of a new coach for
the teacher's rest room at the
bsh' school was referred to the
f.-jPPHes committee. ""A telephone
'ijr the dean of women was dis-
rallowed " .
A . letter from Mrs. Gladys M.
Jensen, domestic science teacher,
thanking; the board for coopera
tion In providing quarters for the
fhool, cafeteria was read. Btisi-
r -t at the cafeteria has doubled
: -r over l-spt, the letter raid.
TO TAKE LONGER
STATE'S TESTIMONY CO HE'
..SIVE; 18 WITNESSES
Salesman Admits Liquor Served
at Dinner; Traffic Officer
The state's case against Mrs.
Ruth Lock wood, wealthy Turner
widow charged with manslaugh
ter In connection with the death of
LMaynard Sawyer of this city on
'July 19. continued to be built up
all day yesterday and is expected
to consume until noon today.
Early estimates as to the length
of time to be consumed by the
case now appear to have been too
short, and it Is expected that the
Jury will not get the case before
Thursday. Thef defense will begin
putting on its case this afternoon,
and there Is a possibility that th
first part of the arguments by op
posing attorneys will be made late
today. Moat If not all of the ar
guments will be presented tomor
If convicted of the crime of
which she is charged Mrs. Lock-
wood will be sentenced to one to
IS years in prison and not more
than f S000 time, according to the
Oregon law providing for sentence
In such a case.
A total of 13 witnesses were
put on the stand Tuesday and un
der direct examination by John
Carson, district attorney, testified
as to various incidents before and
after the alleged killing of Saw
yer. Again and again witnesses
testified that Mrs. Lockwood's
car was driven, up State street at
a speed of around 30 miles an
hour. Again and again they tes
tified as to the position of Mayn
ard Sawyer at the time of his
death and just previous to his
death. The point was strflaed
again and again that M v'
struck while walking w: i
white lines marked off f . . .
(Con tinned n paf T.) -
STULTZ TAKES CHARGE
Pilot Forces Mrsf Grayson to Re-
tarn in Plane The Dawn
OLD ORCHARD, Me., Oct. Z5.1
(AP) Althougb Mrs. Frances
Grayson Is nominal commander of
ber trans-Atlantis air expedition,
it. became known today that Pilot
Wilmer Stults took command of
the amphibian plane 'Dawn after
its take-off for Copenhagen last
Sunday and forced a return, trip
to Old Orchard.
None of the three persons who
were on board . the Dawn, at the
time would make detailed state
ments as to what occurred daring
the half hour In which the turn
back toward this beach was made.
but discrepancies in their several
stories indicated clearly that there
was a decided difference of opin
ion. It became known, that the
pilot had pitted his greater ex
perience against the eagerness of
bis employer and won the argu
ment. . . . -
Although Stults, in describing
the flight after his return on Sun
day, said tbe first indication of
trouble came when the left motor
began backfiring, on various ..oc
casions since he has admitted that
he. felt It was hopeless to bold tbe
heavily loaded plane at sufficient
altitude to fly in the fog which
the party encountered.
TROUBLE IN OHIO MINES
Front a Points
CLEVELAND, Oct. 25 (AP)
Officials of two Ohio mine areas
tonight were endeavoring to ap
prehend those responsible for two
disturbances in ; widely separated
districts of Obo coal fields. ,
The tipple of 1 Budd mine, 21
miles southeast of Steuben vllle,
was dynamited early today wltb
loss estimated at 1 1,00 0 Sheriff J
William T. Allison of Jefferson,
county, who : Investigated, said
four or fire sticks of ; dynamite
were used. He i found no clues.
The mine owned by the Toughl
ogheny and ; Ohio Coal ' company,
baa not been In operation.
:In the Hocking field near Kel-
sonvIUe last night Captain Willard
Havlln. national f guard observer,
was fired on by a sniper while en
route to the Lick Run mine. Cap
tain HaTlin In making his. report
to Adjutant General Frank D.
Henderson at Columbus today
sadd a number of shots were fired
on ; him from ' ambush . and tbat
when, the sniper's, position wis
rushed no- trace could . be found
of him . . ;-
STAGE ' PITCHED BATTLE
""-'"'"V (.:: 'v-i'.- 'H
Four Montana Bandits Engage in
- Fight With Citizens
- PLENTTWOOD.-MonL. Octr 25.
(AP) Citizens of Outlook and
the four' bandits who robbed tbe
State bank there today, engaged
in a gun battle, reports to the
sheriff's office here said.
After leaving tbe bank tbe rob
bers sprayed, nearby bouses with
shots. A sheriff's posse followed
the rotbers, wfco escaped la cars.
Lona . Haul From Place
Where Most Garbage Ac
cumulates Pointed Out
REAL ARGUMENT HEARD
Matter of Additional Fuel and
Un paved Streets Also Brought
Vp to Show Advantage of
Now tbat the shouting and the
tumult has died down, real valid
arguments on'the actual issues of
the problem locating the city's In
cinerator, are beginning to push
their way to .the foreground. 4
Economy is a constant watch
word in civic government, and so
it is natural tbat economy Is be
ing stressed In tbe present dis
cussion of tbe Incinerator: ques
tion. Long Hani Stressed ;
Members of the Southeast Sal
em Improvement club are ' point
ing to the map of Salem a$ their
best argument for locating the In
cinerator at the foot of - Court
Most of the material that will
hare to be burned, they declare.
accumulates in the downtown dis
trict and at the canneries, which
are -not far from the downtown
- Streets Not Paved ,
. ;: r -d CI--e;aI rt,! located
4 the spot sc' j tLipal
jllJH : j'i! tie councllJU. iwrfif
necessitate a tire mile haul from
certain parts of North Salem, a
4,2 mile haul from the Hollywood
(CoBtinm4 as pass 4.)
GABRIELS0N NOT TO RUN
C N. Laughrtdge Said likely
Secretary of State Candidate
Carl Gabrielson, director of the
state motor vehicle department,
will not be a candidate for the of
fice' of secretary of state at tbe
republican primary election next
May. This was announced by Mr.
Gabrielson Tuesday. ' '
"There are many arguments
why. I should not run for tbe of
fice and none why I. should," said
Mrs. Gabrielson. "In declining to
become a candidate I desire to
thank my many friends who hare
encouraged me to make tbe race."
Elimination- of Mr. Gabrielson
from the secretary of state contest
probably means that C. N. Laugh
ridge will be .a candidate for the
office. Mr. Laughridge is deputy
secretary of .state and was said
to be well qualified for the duties
of tbe department.
fin d L ost ghu;
SAFE AT BEND
ALICE WALTERS OF HOOD
RIVER FINALLY LOCATED
Denies AU Knowledge of How
Companion Hart Foot and Be
BEND, Ore., Oct. 25. (AP)
The object of a state wide search
for a week, Alice Walter, IS, was
found here today. She had dis
appeared October 19 from her
home in Hood River in the com
pany of Inez Frederickson, 16,
who was ,later- found "In an un
conscious condition beside the
railroad tracks near Cascade
Miss Walters tonight denied she
knew how her companion was in
Jured or why she was riding on
a westbound train. Tbe Walters
girl said she and her companion
left Hood -River - for Bend, but
that the freight train on which
they were riding stopped east of
the city limits of Hood River and
trainmen cleared , " a" group of
transients trom. the : bees- ears. The
girls dropped from the car and
started to leave." . .
A man whom the Walters girl
believed to be a member of the
train crew caught Miss Frederick-
son, supposedly to place ber un
der arrest. This, she says. Is the
last she saw of her Chum!
"I don't see how she got to Cas
cade Locks we were headed for
Bend," , the girl told a police ma
tron tonight. "I got to The Dalles
that night and slept in the willows
along the river. Then I left for
LET ARMY CHAPLAIN GO
Orvlllo Clampitt Released After
All Day Investigation
LOS ANGELES; Oct: 25 (AP)
Captain Orville Clampittt former
army chaplaJn, was released from
bim all . ' T
connection witn rudti tw
Spencer Farley 1 5 year old
f eased burglar.
Police of Los Angeles and Cul
ver City said they bad been unable
to connect Clampitt with the casalened and-emrried off to receive the
and also had failed to link Farley
with several bands of youthful
burglars who cached their loot in
secret caves la the Los Angeles
Clampitt was detained when po
lice found that Farley had' been
sleeping in Clampitt's automobile
at the tatter's borne for many
YOUTH HOLDS WIRE, DIES
19 Tear Old Rufus Kennedy
Ashland Killed by Shock
KLAMATH FALLS, Oct 25.
(AP). Idly grasping a low-hanging
11,000 rolt power line as the
wagon on which he was riding
passed underneath, Rufus Ken
nedy, 19, of Ashland, was killed
near here today. Damp boards,
straw, and metal on tbe wagon
completed tbe circuit.
- . - ; -.(- 1
THE BATTLE OF BUNKUM HILL'
RUTH ELDER AND GEORGE
HALDEMAN ARRIVE ON SHIP
Welcome- Resounds From Land,
Sea and Air as Daring Flyers
LISBON, Portugal. Oct. 25.
(AP)1 A welcome which sounded
from land and sea and air greeted
Ruth Elder and her co-pilot.
George Haldeman, when the
American fliers arrived here this
evening aboard . the steamer Li
ma from the Azores, after their
bold Atlantic flight and dramatic
rescue from the ocean. .
Airplanes circled over the' ad
venturous couple, harbor craft
swarmed' about the steamer, while
whistles screached greetings and
the vast concourse of enthusias
tic people at the docks and in the
city streets shouted Joyfully, wel
coming them to the old world.
Before debarking, .Miss Elder
was met by Fred Morris Dearing,
the American - minister to Portu
gal, and the staff of the American
legation. Major Sarmento Beires
tbe Portugese aviator, who made
a flight of the south Atlantic,
climbed aboard with other air
men to extend congratulations to
the visitors from America.
When they landed, they were
driven to the house of General
Carmona, president of the repub
lic, who praised the gallantry and
expressed delight over their res
cue and their visit to his country.
Then the tired but smiling Amer
icans .were taken to the American
legation, which will be their
headquarters during their Lisbon
The American girl appeared
very happy and touched by the
cordiality of her welcome. Scores
of messages from all parts of the
world,, awaiting ber arrival, were
showered upon ber. One incident
at the landing moved her deeply.
, Breaking r through the police
tori ca,-" a group f students rush-
olne. This brought cheers fro
the admiring crowds and It Hras
with difficulty tbat they were res-
president's greetings. .
All Lisbon, seems to bave been
(Continued on ansa 4.)'
CLAIM VALUATION HIGH
Attorneys for the Oregon-Cali
fornia Power company and the
Mountain States Tower company
appeared before the state board of
equalization here Tuesday and ob
jected to the property assess
ments of their clients for the year
1927. The tax levy for 1928 will
be based on the property valua
tions for this year.
It was contended that the as
sessments ' were unreasonable
when compared with those of oth
er utilities, and tbat tbe depreda
tion allowances were inadequate.
i-2 j edL; vforw ar"d and f c r r e a 3 , s Jbelr
i-:-QLti-i02.ZZ3va i..Jferoun., - carper.,; x
con-1 the way for the pretty LUmi tsr-
SINKS IT SEA
Principessa Mafalda Found-
;. ers Off Brazilian Coast
Late Last Night
NUMEROUS LIVES LOST
Four Nearby Vessels Answer
Frantic Calls for Assistance;
French Ship Rescues 720
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 25.
(AP). Wireless reports received
by the Brazilian government from
rescue ships at the scene of the
Principessa Mafalda disaster indi
cated that only 720 of the Italian
liner's 1800 passengers had been
accounted for tonight.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 25.
(AP). The Principessa Mafalda,
luxurious Italian liner en routal
from Genoa to this port and
Buenos Aires, foundered and
sank tonight' about 130 miles
southeast of Bahia, Brazil, . pre
sumably with a large loss of life.
The liner carried 1600" passen
gers, many of them emigrants to
Argentina. While hundreds were
rescued by the heroic efforts of
the crews of four ships which
answered the Mafalda's frantic
wireless calls for aid, it Is be
lieved many of the steerage pas
sengers went down with the ship.
Known Saved 720 j
It Is known that 720 passengers
were saved by the French ship
V Reports recelyed here by wlre-
lil 'frsta Oie Formose stated she
t"? picked -v ? ?2 ,of the Mafal
dVs :' pXst ts s -r - - ? z 1 tb"4 1 she was
cooperatiu II ctbtr .ressels
tbat rushed 4o i-w a c .
ten '--''''' -'
Many of tbe Mafalda's passen
gers took to life boats and rafts
and some went overboard in life
Details of the disaster came
slowly inasmuch as the rescue
ships were Intent upon the work
.The minister of nayy ordered
the cruiser Rio Grande de Sul to
(Ceatinnea va. pica 8.)
OLD STAND SAID MENACE
Children May Be Injured , in Un-
used Structure, Argued
That the high, school athletic
field grandstand constitutes a ser
ious hazard to the lives of school
children who play In and about it,
was declared to school board mem
bers last night "by W. P. Simpson,
L. T. Dixon, and F, J. Scully, rep
resentatives of the Travelers In
surance company, who proposed to
Indemnify the s c b o o 1 district
against claims as the results of
accidents. . .
While the grandstand Is not
used to seat spectators, the district
might still, be liable for damages
to a child playing about in It, they
claimed. ... ... -.-' j ,:
The floor beams are gone, the
roof is shaky, - and : a complete
overhauling is necessary to make
It nff. It was nointed out- '
Tbe Insurance representatives
offered to point out further has
arde on buildings la the school
system, If the borad desired. .
Tbe matter was referred to the
PRES. HALL RECOVERED
Head of University to Go East on
'Business Sunday ,
EUGENE. Oct. 25. (AP).-
President Arnold Bennett Hall, of
the University of Oregon is suffi
ciently recovered from a - severe
attack of tensilities to leave Sun
day . for New York . and Chicago,
where ho will conduct university
business. All 'speaking .engage
ments previous to the . trip; bave
been, cancelled by President Hall,
due to the condition of his throat.
He will return te the coast by
Thanksgiving. - -
PARALYSIS VICTIM DIES
Two fear Old Tot Passes Away at
Astoria; Illness Short
ASTORIA, Oct. (AP). -
The lower Columbia's f Irst'vlctim
of infantile paralysis, La don a Ann
Smithy 2r; died today at the home
of her parents, Mr. and MrsrWDl
lam? J. I Smith : of "Sltamokawa,
V.ah. The child had been 111 for
FAIL TO AGREE
ONE 'DEFENDANT OBJECTS TO
EVIDENCE, OXE DOESN'T
Former Secretary,, of Interior
Breaks In With Shout For
Second Time - -
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. (AP)
A difference of opinion between
the defendants, Albert B. Fall, and
Harry! F. Sinclair, developed today
as the government continued to
unfold to a Jury in tbe district of
Columbia supreme court the story
upon which it based an indictment
for criminal conspiracy in connec
tion with the leasing of the Teapot
Dome! naval ou reserve,
Breaking, into the proceedings
for a second time within less than
a wees, ran almost snoutea mac
he had no objection to the presen
tation j of certain technical "testi
mony by the government to which
George P Hoover, chief counsel
for Sinclair, had offered rigorous
protest asA argument before Jus
This time Fall did not rise from
his chair as he did last week when
he appealed to the court to admit
testimony which be regarded as
"vital to his defense." After he
had staled that he had no objec
tion tbe former Interior secretary
glanced over toward the Jury while
his counsel William E. LeV y.
made this supplemental statem t
Wei want the record to sbowt
that we do not obejet to any ques
tions relating to this lease."
Much of the evidence offered to
day by tbe government- both
verbal j and documentary was of
comulatlve character, going direct
ly Into1 important elements of the
case, including the failure of Fall
to submit legal questions connect
ed with the leasing " transactions
to the legal officers of the govern
ment; the purchase by Sinclair of
outstanding claims to lands In
Teapot; Dome by other oil com
panies,fand the personal handling
or decisions on legal and other
points in the lease of the Wyom
ing naval oil reserve.
KOn cross- examination ' of
A fvWwent, witness, Arthur W.
Amtrcre, foraeTir petroleum tech
fiolo; Jst .ot t!r? -tuterior depart
ment, the defense eoredrw'ith tes
timony tha t botl. A Libros' and H.
Foster Bain, director pftts bureau
of mines, had Informed Fall of
the danger of the drain ag of Tea
pot Dome through wells dVlIled in
the adjacent Salt Creek fiefd. .
I Moreover, Ambrose said hi re-1
garded ;tbe drafting of the f4s
as a regular buslness.lMtns-act?n:
that Fall had not given him arJ&7&
about secrecy In the negotiations
with Sinclair's counsel, and that
It was Fall himself who insisted
that there, was to be an equal ex
change of crude royalty for" fuel
oh instead of an excha are. based
on lower market' rates prevailing
ac tne time.
OREGON BEAUTIES SEEN
i - '
Motion Pictures Shown Here By
I -.j , ; :. - ,. .
: Over two hundred Sal.
pie Tuesday night learned, .j
for himself, some 1 new thinera
afeout his home state. In connec
tion with the "Know Tour Ore
gon" campaign being conducted
by the Oregon State Motor asso
ciation. f That many people gathered at
tbe Salem chamber of commerce
rooms to witness the beautiful st
ored motion pictures which have
wen prepared by the motor asso
ciation, snowing scenic views an
over the state, and to hear a lec
xure Dy itay Conway, public-ty
manager or the association which
conveyed interesting facts about
these same scenes. ; .
I The meeting was called by Phil
Elker, local director of the state
association, and , was the first of
a number of programs that will
be given4 here for' the same nnr-
Pose, that of acqualnUng Oregon
people with" their state's attrac
tions,. In ordtvttJhy;mtr In
Elmer Peck Takes 24 Hour Ride
On Camp Chair on Aquaplane
LONO BEACH," Cal... Oca. 2 5.
(AP)-r A claim for a new style
of sitting" record was made to
day by Elmer , Peck, local swim
mer when - at 3:3S. p. m. - he
stretched his cramped legs after a
24. hour ride in a camp chair on
a bobbing aquaplane. The un
stable mount had been towed by
a speed -.boat about ' the harbor
channels since yesterday lafter
noou. , T " -
-Peck was hurried to a (hot bath
to warm up his chilled Hpibs, out
side Of which be Buffered no ill
effects. The aquaplane sitter rro-
tectfd "blaiself through U-e Bight
v:lih two s-sreatrra -ad a blanket.
13 Year Old Earl Pierce re
covered Among HHIs ;
.Shot From Behind -
LAD'S RIFLE -WntiED,
Rfepor$s Indicate Sear
Called Back Once By
peered Signal Just Defers
EUGENE, Oct. 25. (AP) .In
vestigation of the death of Sari
Pierce, 13 year old Boy Seoul tsf
this city, who was found In the.
bills near Swlsshome today alter
he had been missing since last
Thursday, was begun tonight tty
Sheriff Frank E. Taylor and Coun
ty Coroner Br&nstetter. '
Considerable, mystery surrounds
the death of the boy for whom ,
more than U0 men bave search-
ed-!aee- be was ,jtort4 .t- .
ent that he had b"een sbbt f rout Ui"
rear. . It is held probable that lie
accidentally shot himself, but It
has not yes been established that .
his gun, which was found In front
of him, had ever been discharged.
Thorough Investigation of the
death of the youth will be eon
ducted, officers said. ' '
He was found within 200 yards
of where he had been left on m
deer stand by his father. Two
Brownsville hunters, left with him
reported that they decided (r
to camp and had left : the'
alone. With the strongest )
which has yet been In the'
Sunday a false signal-Was
and the men called In fronj
search. It has not been Is
who fired this signal and
known that If the searchingf
had: continued ten minutes ' lonjr-
er at that time the body of the
boy would have been found.
$1 7,500 JUDGMENT
r.S. ADELINE GATES WINS.
n:ni:Acn of PRosnsE suit""
S. I"Ls,se Smltli, x
t west Golf' T'U IIw
Named Defendant ,
PORTLAND, Oct. 25. (APJ
Mrs.. Adeline M.- Gates, Portland
widow, was. awarded Judgment of
117,500 against S. Russell Smith,
former northwest golf champli,
by a Jury In the circuit court here
tonight. Mrs. Gates sued foi
f 60,000ia a breachof promise ac
tion against the well known Port--'
T Mrs. Gates contended during the
trial t-.?t Smith repeatedly, prom
ised ij r- t!ripince they fT"'
became ini . ats'la . llfo. :
suit, however,-we- ? -specific
been made in 1'
, Smith -'
t"' . uenied ever
,u to marry Mrs.
t'thi, victory, according to
defense eoinsel. Is an empty one.
"The defendant," be said, 'has ab
soluteljK nothing whatsoever with
Which to satisfy such a Judgment.
It Is hffhly possible he wil. ta
forced to file a voluntary petition
The case was highly sensational
with stories of "wild parties."
and of trips Mrs. Gates said she
made with Smith to Vancouver, Tl.
C, and other northwest cities. Ca
these trips, she declared oa tha
''f.lt'ov lived together t a ms.a
Mrs. Gates was ' dirorcd i
1912 from , the late George T.
Gates,, wealthy . lumber I rrl t r.
Prior to that time sho was prcn
lent la Portland social II la.
The lury was cotiosed cf fl.-i
women and ' seven' men. - Ten fl
the -Jurors were -past ciUdle si,.;;:.
Aa tho suit wa3 a civil tr.e, or.Iy
nine votes'wera nccJcJ tn.rf 'i
a verdict, s' "
for cf ore than-f ,r tli-.
Jury retire J, I . tl. ' tre !
began to dvr!: . Cr, 1
peared but Mrs. Oatr-3 wrut
ttently for the verulct and a .-A;
ti newspapers,' .
Cae of the fAo?lz Eftt-r.