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Prosecution Opens Case
inst Centralia Reds
ATTORNEY FOR STATE
FOR MURDER CHARGES
THE CAPITAL JOURNAL SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1920.
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Hontesaao, Wash., Feb. 7. Outlin
ing in Its every detail the nUte'i ver
sion of event leading up to the Ar
mistice Day shootings at Centralia,
.Wash.. on November 11, 11. Her
man Allen, county attorney of Lewie
county, in which Centralia la situat
ed, today told the twelve Jurors
worn to hear the evidence against
eleven alleged members of the I. W.
W. Just what the state would attempt
to prove by the testimony and exhibits
It would offer at the trial.
"Incredible as it may appear that
a. crime so heinous In Its character
and evincing so much depravity
should be perpetrated within the lim
its of a peaceful and moral commun
ity, nevertheless the evidence which
we shall lay before you will Irresist
each of the eleven defendants, alleg
ing- that all participated at different
meetings at which the shooting was
discussed and planned, and that all
were either in the I. W. W. hall or
other strategic locations when the
parade began to move.
"The evidence may not be clear as
to whether Bert. Faulkner," (one
He then declared that the shots came of the defendants), "did any shoot
frora several different places, descrlb- Ingr, but U will show his presence In
lug the Avalon hotel, Arnold hotel and the hall," Allen said. In detailing the
Seminary Hill, about 1000 yards dls- part each of the individual defend
tant, from which point it is alleged ants are alleged to have taken in the
many shots were fired. shooting. Mlk She nan, another of the
Other Casrs Cited. . (defendants, did not participate in the
Allen pointed out that although the ' actual shooting, Allen said, .because
eleven defendants are on trial for the he did not know how to handle a gun.
murder of only Grimm, the other la the case of Elmer Smith, Centra-
three victims' deaths had to be men- 11a attorney, who is charged with be
tioned frequenttly in order to make lng an accessory before the fact, Al
hls detailed statement of the shootings len in his statement to the jury, de
ciear. He then told In detail of the clared the evidence wilt show that
shooting ot Arthur HcElfresh, Dale Smith attended a meeting in the I.
Hubbard and Bean Casagranda, other W. W. hall just prior to the parade,
men killed at the time, and of the and that he conferred with several
wounding of several other men.' He of the defendants, and that he ad-
declared that the evidence will prove vised, and counselled them; that he
that Grim was ahead of that part of knew of their plans and that he went
we uui iay ""V"'""' the parade which halted immediately to the hall for the purpose of instruct-
w " "VT:" In front of the I. W. T. hall ana that Jng and directing them.
re:! "'ityJ ""8ef I the bullet which caused his death "I think that substantially all I
wnicn uiey buhiu t-wu-svu. ... -.,An nf .h hav. r.io..rf ,m k. ...
len declared when first addressing the r- ' - V VC, t "LL": A""
i Grimm, he said,
tablishe'd by the evidence in the case,
went entirely through Allen said in closing, and I submit to
" Mr. Allen told of the alleged leas
ing of the hall in Centralia from
which the shots were fired, locating
the hall in the minds of his listeners
so that they would be able to locate
it and the other buildings from which
i his body, entering Just below his ribs
on the left side, taking a downward
course and emerging Just above the
hip bone on the right side.
Allen's statement then told' In de
tail, that the state would endeavor
to prove that all of the defendants. In
It Is maintained shots wers fired at rirtinir torn tint vt cantureit. were
the Armistice Day marchers. He then eItner , the r w w halIi the Avalon
told of the alleged meetings at which or Arnola note)B or on seminary Hill,
the conspiracy to shoot down former ftnd tnat neariy B 0f them were
ervlc men is alleged to have been snootlng. He then promised to pro-
plotted. A word picture of Warron O. duc, evidence during the trial to show
Orlmm, overseas lieutenant, for the that the shooting was premeditated,
murder of which the eleven defend-1
on t,lttI' wa next in 1,18 "The evidence will show," he said,
statement. "that all the defendants participated
The arrangements of cltlzons of . ,. . ,, " ,
- ,, , " .,., ,,.., In a conspiracy to kill ex-service men
Centralia to properly observe the an- ... . . ,, ,u ,
, . lt , , - . that while some1 of them did not
nlversary of the signing of the Ar-' ,. .,,, t,' t,m ...,rl. ,
mlstlco by a parade over the city's g iTtZa-
inarch; the order In the procession- of ,"', ... V ,f " , .
the defendant organisation, and then trancing such conspiracy and had
the kotual moving of the parade, were ?n linl M? l
,., . j,n . . participated In carrying out such
given in detail to the Jury. After the ,,.. ... ,
".,, ,.Vl ,u,u , , ,. plans; that all the defendants were
counter-march, which took place at . - , .
,t n.iA . " present and assisted in carrying out
Tower Avenue and Third street, some '. .,, .,, , q'i.i.
confusion took place, Mr. Allen ex- lcon8Plrcy Smith,
lo,n, ti,. ..; l . ,ut .,. . their lawyer, who though not present,
Tilainea, the result being that some of ,A .,,, ... ,.. ' , ,
4. ,.. , . . . , .... , did advise, encourage, aid, counsel
the marchors were forced to halt In , . . " ; . '
the block between Second and Third l"d 'ht thf,lr""
trcets, on Tower avenue, many of r,lor
them stopping directly In front of the . , , , , , , . .
I. W. W. hall. The Centralia division The statement went into dotal con.
had reached a position Just ahead of r'" an alleged meet ng held by
the hall, nearly at the Intersection of lshe , de f' Jnt. November 9. the
Tower avenue and Second street. Sunaay prior to he tragedy at which.
when Orlmm gave the command to rfc' 1 am"i1
v , , . ... J . and nlHtrlbutlng the men who could
i .litomsnt V. S JiL T "00t w " Welded upon.
hall (Tt from 150 to 200 feet . j,. n.j . .
.,,,, . .,. . . that the defendants talked of a pur-
nortn of the corner where the men ,.,, ,j . . , . ,
. . i,n(oy ported raid on their hall to take place
naa.naiiea... on Arml(tk,e my uut gttIJ lnat
many hiioia irca. ; whiitever information the defendants
"It was while the men were In this received regarding any purported
position that they were fired upon," 'raid of their hall, came from the de
the county prosecutor declarud."When . fendants themselves.
In this position four or five shots rang Ktiiteinent Detailed
out and there was a distinct pause The statement went Into detail
ot a few seconds, and the boys begun I about alleged meetings of the I. W.
to break ranks ; and Seek shelter. W. at which the arrangements to arm
When the ranks broke and the boys men and place them In the hall and
began 'scattering, several volleys of other strategic places are sAld to have
hots came from the I. VV. W. hall, been discutised. Allen also gave many
"Hdw many shots were fired It may details of the movements of Loren
not accurately be determined, but It lloberts, who Is alleged to have later
will be shown that there were a great confessed to his part in the shootings,
number, runylng from R0 to 150," Al- explaining that the slate would prove
len continued In describing the shoot- Roberts was one ot the men who sta-
lngs. lie then described the position tioned themselves on Seminary Hill
of the marchers In the street, how and shot, at the marchers from there.
they at first did not reiillie they were Guns, a suitcase and other exhibits
being shot at, their efforts to escape will be offered to prove this conten-
tho rain of bullets and charged that tion of the state, he said. The move
the defendants "manifested an abso- ments of Roberts, Bert Bin ml and Ole
lute and total disregard of human j rTuiutun, alleged to be the man who
life," men, women and children being fired from the hill, also will bo shown,
in the crowd that had gathered along Allen mild.
the streets to witness the procession. I The statement brines Into the case
you, gentlemen of the Jury, when we
have produced the evidence in this
trial setting forth and establishing the
things I have related, we are Justified
in asking a verdict of guilty as
charged at your hands."
Surrey Of Fire Hazards In
Eastern Oregon To Be Made
On Intensive survey of fira hazards
of eastern Oregon towns is to be
made by deputy state fire marshals
during the next two months, accord
ing to A. C. Barber, state fire marshal
Saturday. The deputies will begin
their work at Ontario next week go
ing fro mthere to 'ale.
O. W. Stokes of the fire marshal's
department,' has been in Vale this
week Investigating the fire protection
facilities of that town, which have
been reported ns being brought up
to the requirements of tho Insurance
companies covering a protected town.
Deputy G. V. Allen is in Eucene
Saturday Investigating a dorniitary at
the University of Oregon which has
been reported to the department as
a fire trap. The building, according
to complaints received by the depart
ment here is a three story frame af
fair used as a girl's dormitory. A num
ber of girls. It Is reported, are hous
ed on the third floor with only one
stairway and no fire escapes, the
building boing kept locked at night
with the keys In the possession of a
matron who occupies separate quarters.
JOURNAL WANT ADS PAT
That the east and middle west will
buy all the canned fruit that the Wil
lamette valley can pack, was the state
ment yesterday of J. O. Holt, manager
of the Eugene Fruit Growers' associa
tion, who returned to the city Tues
day night from Cleveland. Ohio, where
ho attended the national canners'
convention and Interviewed 25 of the
local association's buyers.
"The business outlook In the middle
west is good," said Mr. Holt "If we
can get the fruit I believe that we will
do a bigger business in that section of
the United States than ever before. All
the buyers seemed anxious to obtain
canned goods from this valley, which
have a good reputation in all parts ot
Mr. Holt, while at Cleveland, wired
to all his buyers in different leading
cities to meet him there, and most of
them came and talked over the com
ing year's business-
Mr. Holt said that the weather while
he was back there was bad. It was
not so very cold, but there was a wind
that made it disagreeable. Register.
GREEK REVOLT FEARED
Rome, Feb. 6. Revolution In
Greece is forecast by Elio Panas, for
mer Greek minister of foreign affairs.
in an interview today in the Giornale
D'ltalla. The only alternative is the
resignation of Premier Veniselos and
the return of former King constan
tly, he says.
Humming birds are not found out
side the western hemisphere.
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ony at Montreux and formerly maid
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drill decked -in valuable Jewels was
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