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THE OREGON STATMAN.SALEM," 6REGONrSuTTOAY"M A 1527
Farmer's Solaces Charges
j of Attempting To
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! -K JDTTAWA; I1L, Dec 3. (AP)
C On the love of the '-girl school
- teacher he sought to kill with dyn-
T nainite, largely hangs the' fate of
w young Hiram Reed, son of a pros
perous Dana, 111.,- farmer,
Sitting in his cell the county
tail here today, he placidly dis
cussed his prospects, while i the
sweetheart he ' confessed attempt
ing to put out of the wayby plac
ing explosive in the school house
stove, fought for her life at the
home of her sister,-nearby.
Physicians said 23-year-old Iola
Bradford might ; recover If infec
tion did not begin In- some of the
countless small wounds about her
body made by tiny pieces of the
iron stove when it burst.' But the
iron was rusty and the chances of
infection great. .
- WouAa Itcmatns Xgoorant
Miss Bradford, about to become
a. mother, does not- connect tne
-young garmer, with"' the explosion
that mangled her. In her mo
ments of delirium he , calls for
.bim.. " . , :..;.-,ii.w.l T
Heed was told by SUto't Attor
ney Hanson that if the girl for
gave him he would not be prose
cuted on . the charge of injuring
her. It waa this promise- that re
sulted In his cool confession and
story of how he broke into the
building, placed the. dynamite In
the flue, attached the taps and
ran the fuse to the, firewood so "it
would be touched ' off when the
girl lit the fire in the morning.
Charge to be Pushed ; h
Even 1 though she decided to
marry him, there still remains the
bombing charge which lncensedj
farmers insist will be pushed. J
Only one child accompanied
Miss Bradford Into the building
as she prepared to. light the stove,
a little girl, and she "escaped in
Jury. . The fact that the teacher
was kneeling probably t. saved her
from being decapitated by"" the top
of the stove aa it was blown off.
"Didn't you have a thought for
the fifty innocent children in the
school?" the state's attorney ask
ed young Reed who said' the girl
Insisted on a wedding but-that be
was not ready to take on the le-
epoaslbilities.of , matrimony;
"WelL no. what's -the a differ
ence, none of the kids were hurt,"
he replied. "As for Iola when
"fae get well she will feel all right
about it. She is crasy about me
and will be willing to marry me
-"till.- - C
; He told the state's attorney the
girl became insistent on marriage
about ttfo - weeks ' ago! "So "I
agreed." he said, ' we would be
married Sunday. .
"I told her I. bought a ring In
Peoria. I had bought something
in Peoria dynamite. - I .had been
planning some means of getting
rid of her for two months. I'm
a young fellow and didn't want
to be tied down by marriage.! He
Is 2 1 years old. ' --
celved a chary. of buckshot In the
shoulder. She scrambled to her
feet and ran a mile to the-home
of V. E. Cnshman. av - farmer.
where sher gasped out the details
of the attack, t; . . T
When the farmer and bis house
hold hurried to the r field , to seee
what could be : done for ; Mtea
Richmond, they found her dead.
No trace of the attacker could be
found. His car had disappeared.
The sheriff and coroner ..were
notified at once- and soon a posse
was on the trail of the mad slayer.
Tonight " the , searchers . were
scouring tb,e canyon of the river.
The terrains Is one of many ra
vines and others natural hldng
places. - Some of those in the man
liunt ventured the opinion' that
the- killer might have taken his
own life by arownlng. 1 Others de
manded that: the : hunt be con-
tinned relentlessly until .be was
iouna, aeaa or anve.
'No Wine, No Song' Say .
Members of Famed Choir
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (AP)
Fifty members of the Florentine
choir of Florence. Italy, now "in
Los Angeles, last night wired
their impresario, Frank W. Healy
of San Francisco, what in effect
was "no wine, no song." r
- Members of ;thechoir said that
unless they were supplied with
wine of good f d.ualltythey prob
ably would abandon the remaining
schedule of their' transcontinental
tour and return to Italy. -
The telegram to Healy read: i
- "America is a most' wonderful
country and you countrymen have
been most kind and courteous to
us and the members of the choir
acknowledge with ; deepest gratl
tude the compliments which -have
been paid to their art, - r
"But we must have our wine
as we have Suffered long and
what little we have had has been
decidedly inferior." j
YET OPPOSES WETS
Action : Taken Despite Per
sonal Appeal By State
- . Governor Smith ; .
ALBANY N. Y. Dec. (AP)
Despite the personal ' appeal of
Governor Smith at the annual con
vention dinner: for a more liberal
interpretation of the rights of cit
izens to 'organize in opposition to
statutes with which, they disagree
The New York State League of
meeting today after going on rec
ord in favor of strict prohibition
and continued law enforcement.
Soon after the league acted fa
vorably -on. the prohibition mea
sures, which developed ,' consider
able opposition for the first time
In the history of the organiza
tion, the delegates ; heard former
Governor Gilford Plnchot of Penn
sylvania suggest that Governor
Smith be named to press the cause
of government regulation of elec
tric : power, because of bis state
water power development policies.
: The former Pennsylvania I exe
cutive, "speaking at ; a luncheon
meeting which brought the con
vention to a close, declared that
he believed Governor Smith to
have wide state and national In
fluence. He also praised the New
York executive for his favorable
attitude toward state development
of hydro-electric resources.
'Two proposals favoring prohibi
tion were, adopted. The - first,' a
brief declaration in favor of a
delegates on tbs convention floor.
but the second, measure oceaslon-
edano.uro Rested debate and
was passed Xy a role' of 74 to 21.
Several amendments . proposing
elimination of reference to. the 18
amendment and " other changes
were defeated by overwhelming
The opposition to the inclusion
of prohibition in the league's plat
form and -declaration of princi
ples was the first ever to hare ar
isen at a convention of the organ
ization. '"'s.:;: ; i'.'-U,
WALL STREET HIT
the tape was quoting transactions
of 17 ulnutes before, but because
of huge orders Just before the
close it was zS.. minutes before
the final transaction "appeared on
the tape,. -- -
Bull traders based their opera
tions on investment demand aris
ing out of December 1 disburse
ments - to investors,- renewed cir
culation of merger rumors and ex
pectations that the introduction of
the new - Ford would stimulate
business in generaL These factors,. rhflllr Line Marked On iaPected of drivings automoin R.
: , -; - I while uncer me inuueace o
POllCe UltlCe In taSt Uquor wUl be made to walk th
line. it. was announced.
however, were confronted by cau
tionary advices Issued by many of
the conservative firms.' '-
' Mtnj Industrial, shares were
bought -at new ' high ; pricear:In-
cludlng American Agricultural
Chemical, pfd., Nash Motors, Ne
vada Copper. Coty, and several
others.4 Greene Cananea Copper,
reached ft new high record of $115
a share but In the last tew min
utes the price broke to $106. '
SUMMIT, N. J.. Dec 3 (A)
A 15 foot white line, three Inch-j
es wide has' been painted on the
floor of Police Justice Robert B.
Williams office.- Those who are
Cotton consumption is - belo
that, of 1928 which may be be,;'
cause they are wearing fewer all '
the tlme-. . ' - r"-" : .:. t '
Prices Forced Up As Host of
) Buying Orders Deluge -Stock
NEW YORK, Dec S. (AP)
The bulls ; of Wall street, charg
ing InVo the stock, market today
with a host of buying orders, forc
ed np prices of many issues SI to
nearly $9 a share, and set a new
Saturday record tor total sales,' ap
proximating 1,499,800 shares.'
' Although there was some heavy
selling toward, the end of theses-
slon, it did not bceome general.
i The . enormouB volume of trad
ing proved a powerful handicap to
an experiment which was exchange
officials had. hoped would speed
up the ticker quotations 16 to 20
per cent. When 11 o'clock sales
were printed on the tape with on-
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fly the last figures and fractions of
state enforcement act, elicited on- quotations, the ticker, was 22 mln-
ly about' fen "noes" out of 12 5 utes behind the market. At noon
You Wouldn't Race the "Limited"
To a Crossing
Eyes once strained cannot help themselves. They never
mend alone. They "keep going" by overdrawing on your
. nervous energy. Right "glasses will lift .that "pinned
down" feeling that actually holds you back-makes you
irritable unable to concentrate worried because you
know-you're not getting results you know you're capable
of. ' ' , ,
Pomeroy & Keerie
Jewelers and Optometrists Salem, Oregon
HARDING INSIDE STORY
GIVEN BY MR. FORBES
(Coutinaed from pf 1)
cd from the federal penitentiary
at Leavenworth, and either Ned
or Albert Lasker exclaimed: ' j
'Why, his old mother used to
work for me, and he has a; fine
of $1,000 hanging over him; and
can't pay it." t
Ned McLean said: "Albert, 111
gfve($S00 and you give $500 and
we will pay his flno."
The president' spoke up:. "Don't
let that worry you I'll remit the
fine," and the game went on. -
As to the late president him
self, Forbes declares be is "sat
isfied" that Harding received none
of spoils of alleged administration
graft and was honest in perform
ance of his duties.
"Warren G. Harding.',? Forbes
writes, Vwas - a much' misunder
stood man. If he erred' in the ad
ministration of his high office, it
was solely out of an excess of loy
alty to f riend3 whom? the.' world
now knows to have been faithless.
1 am confident that before he d
parted to Alaska, he had begun to
suspect what these men had done
to him and to the country, and
that this suspicion5 contributed to
his untimely death, " 1 T ? "
POSSES SCOUR LARGE '
TERRITORY FOR KILLER
(Cootinurd frtB 1) .
car was found the shotgun with
which the clay er. killed the girl
and wounded the other. .
llotives Not Known r
Little was known here today of
the shooting or of the motive be
hind the attack. Dr. O. O. Gaunt,
called to treat Miss v Raimey's
wounds, declared that, from bis
observations, and from all that he
was able to learn from the yound-
rd girl, it was a fit of jealous in
sanity that led. to' Ferguson's at
' The farst hand was taking the
girls to Miss Richmond's - home
when the shooting occurred. Dr.
Gaunt said. Soon Ferguson stop
ped the car with the excuse that
it had a flat tire. - He went to the
rear of the machine and obtained
a hammer. Then, according to
the storr told br Miss Ralmey. he
returned and struck her and Miss
Richmond over the r head. Tbe
frightened girls fled from the car
and into a nearby field.- The mad
dened man grabbed the run from
the. rear seat, and pursued" his
sweetheart. He tired twice." The
first charge almost -.-' decapitated
First Victim Collapses
. The wounded girl fell to the
ground. A Miss Ralmey stooped
over her friend who died at oaca.
pM as eho tried to help her, re-
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The Royal Court Built by If dam Engel
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"X'as the owner of the Royal Court Apartments, my wish has come true. ; - u-
I have been planning to give to the city of. Salem an apartment, up to date in every way, and at tho
: fiame time, in reach of every wage-earner to affo rd to live in This apartment, would be a credit
to any city in the state of Oregon, and will be a c redit to Salem. : - . . ; ' ,
"I came to Salem six years ago. I worked for the people and with ;the people and tried to satisfy.
- them at the same time. Since that time I have b uilt 186 homes id Salem, .the Engle Court Apart- ;
. ment, and now the Royal Court Apartment. ;. , : ' , f . : .
I now can say I have better faith in the city of Salem than ever before.' The only thing Salem lacks
" is men who should work for the improvement and good of Salem. : ADAM ENGEL.
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