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SALES, OBEGOX, THURSDAY) J1M ARY 4, 1912.
vol. mi. '
A DOMESTIC OOfffiL ilESULTS It
HUSBAND FIRST ARRESTED
THEN WIFE AND OTHERS ARE
HALED BEFORE THE COURT
Justice Webster, of This City, Will Tomorrow Do the King
Solomon Stunt, Though There Is No Baby in the Case to
Be Divided Cook Is Charged With Assault With Intent
to Kill, and Everybody Else in the Case Arrested on a
Charge of Assault and Battery Grievances Will Be Hung
. on the Line Before Webster Tomorow.
When J. H. Cook, of Woodburn, ap
pears for trial tomorrow In the'court
of Judge Webster, there promises to
be unfolded to the court one of the
most Interesting and sensational do
mestic quarrels that has been heard
in a Justice court for some time.
Cook was arrested at the request
of his wife, and the charge lodged
against him Is that of an assault with
intent to kill. According to reports
received today from Woodburn, the
wife, the daughter and Dr. F. G. Wilk
WAS SICK ONLY
tCKITID riESS LCAS1P WIBB.
Washington, Jan. 4. Rear-Admiral
Robley D. Evans, "Fighting Rob," to
an admiring nation, died suddenly yes
terday at his home In this city. Acute
Indigestion ended the career of one of
the most popular ' officers of the
navy. He was ill less than three
Admiral Evans arose yesterday ap
parently in better health and spirits
than he had enjoyed In some time. For
years a sufferer from old wounds sus
tained In the Civil war, and from re
current attacks of rheumatic gout, the
aged fighter Beemed to have shaken
off the burden of his advancing clays.
He displayed high spirits at breakfast,
and ate a hearty luncheon at noon.
Punier Once Thought Past.
When In his library at 2 o'clock the
The transportation committee of the
Salem Hoard of Trade and 'Business
Men's League met this morning and
considered ways and means of getting
representation on the hearing before
the Interstate Commerce Commission
In the matter of terminal rates for
points in the Willamette valley. Com
mittees will visit other Western Ore
gon cities, leaving this evening to se
cure their co-operation. Part of the
committee goes directly to Ashland,
and works this way, meeting another
section of the committee that goes to
Albany, Eugene and Corvallis. An ef
fort will be made to secure the co
operation of the Oregon, Railroad Com
mission that, according to the busi
ness men at the meeting this morn
ing, has not been active in pressing
the claims of the shipping centers of
Western Oregon, outside of Portland.
THIS LOOKS LIKE
PRETTY HA HI) LINES
When Joe Dighton was released
from the state hospital for the In
sane yesterday afternoon, he found
himself confronted with Deputy
Sheriff Esch, armed with a warrant
for his arrest for failure to support
his wife. "'
Dighton was sent to the institution
five or six months ago. Subsequent
ly a warrant sworn to by the wife
reached the sheriff's office here. Since
then it has been held awaiting his re
lease and as soon as he gained his
liberty from the asylum, he was,
placed under arrest by direction of
the Portland officers .
inson, a dentist, are under arrest ther
on the charge of assault and battery,
the charge being preferred by Cook.
As Cook was arrested on the day
on which their trial was to come up
In Woodburn, he was unable to appear
and prosecute, and the case has been
postponed, pending the outcome of the
case lodged against him here.
If reports can be believed, there will
be some sensational developments
when the case is called for trial to
morrow. EVANS DEAD
admiral was stricken. His family sent
Instantly for Dr. S. S. Adams, who on
arrival found him in great pain. After
treatment Admiral Evans fell Into-a
restless sleep, and It was thought the
danger had passed. Shortly after 4
o'cjock, however, he awakened, and,
raising himself with difficulty, an
nounced that he was choking.
"I cannot get my breath,' he said,
and sank back. At 0:45 , o'clock he
died, conscious to the end.
Partial arrangements for the funer
al were completed this afternoon. He
will be buried with full military hon
ors, a brigade of midshipmen from An
napolis, a battery of light artillery,
four companies of marines and two
companies of "blue jackets," attending
the services, in addition to President
Taft and other government officials.
San Francisco, Jan. 4. Further
sensation was added today to the trial
of Dr. 0. C. Joslen, on a charge pre
ferred by Miss Ethel Williams, when
a complaint was sworn to on a per
jury charge for (he arreBt of Joseph
Watkins, a bellboy, who, with Martin
J. Prince, another bellboy, testified
adversely to the Williams girl. Prince
was booked today at the city prison,
and the police ar eseeking Watkins.
The two testified that on a certain
night last August Miss Williams was
ordered from the Palace hotel. , They
mentioned a certain room. The pros
ecution, Investigating, ascertained
(hat on the date mentioned the room
had been occupied by Dr. L. D.
Blodgett, a prominent physician from
Tulara, a regular guest. Prince was
in the company of Joslen's chauffeur
when arrested. ,
Cigarette Cost $200,fKK).
ONITF.D F1KSS LEASED WIHB.
Winnipeg, Jan .4. Fire starting
from a cerelessly thrown .cigarette,
destroyed the Excelsior Motor works
and garage with 20 automobiles and
eight houses and two stores. The
loss was over $200,000. With the
thermometer 30 below, the firemen
had a terrible time getting control of
Wunt Helloeir Appointed.
Washington, Jan. 4. Senator Knute
Nelson, of Minnesota, today headed a
delegation from , that state which
called on President Taft to urge the
appointment of Frank B. Kelloggg to
the vacant justiceship on the United
States supreme bench.
Negotiations Are Off.
Shanghai, Jan. 4. Dr. Wu
Ting Fang, minister of foreign af-
fairs In the proclaimed repub-
11c, Issued today a protest to
the powers against Yuan Shi
Kai's refusal to abide by agree-
ments made by his peace repre-
sentatlve, Tang Shao Yl, which
were expected to end the resls- ,
tance of the Manchus to the new
Negotiations between the Man-
chu powers, represented by
Yuan Shi Kal, and the officials
of the republic, are at the break-
lng point today, and hostilities
are likely to be resumed at any
CENTRAL LODGE 18, K. OF P.
GRAND DOMAIN OF OREGON, IN
STALLED OFFICERS, DEPUTY
GRAND CHANCELLOR SKEELS
Central Lodge, No. 18, Knights of
Pythlaa' of the Grand Domain of Ore
gon, installed their lodge officers un
der the direction of Geo. W. Skeels,
district deputy grand chancellor, who
appointed as his assistants in the
work, Bros: H. 'H. Turner as Grand
prelate, W. B. Summervllle as grand
vice chancellor and C. W. Barrlckis
grand master at arms. The follow
ing named members were duly In
stalled to their respective offices:
Rev. Barr G. Lee, past chancellor;
Prof. E. H. Anderson chancellor
commander; Fred C. Hale, vice chan
cellor; Roy Morgan, prelate; J. W.
Cox, keeper of records and seal; E.
W. Hazard, master of exchequer;
Richard Erickson, master at arms;
Ber4e Gearhart, inner guard; T. W.
Snyder, outer guard.
Central Lodge No. 18, of Salem, en
joys the distinction of having two of
the grand lodge officers as its mem
bers, in the persons of Hon. Frank
T. Wrightman who holds the office of
grand chancellor of the grand do
main of Oregon, and Ixauls R. Stin
son, grand keeper of records and
seals of the same domain.
Bros. Wrightman and Stlnson have
Just returned from an extended Visit
to the various lodges of Eastern Or
egon; having visited Pendleton at
which city was held one of tjhe most
successful district conventions, and
which was attended by a good repre
sensation of the order from all parts
of the state; they also visited lodges
at Elgin, Union, Enterprise, Wallowa,
and La Grande, and report that nil
of the lodges as well as the cities
which tWey visited were In a very
flourishing condition. . They are
scheduled to visit the lodges at Ra
nter, Monday; St. Helens, Tuesday,
and will probably not return to Sa
lem until the following Tuesday.
Bro. Frank Light, of Ivanhoe Lodi.e
N'o. 1, of Portland, Ore., as was a
welcome visitor last evening and en
tertained the members with an ex
Bro. Wm. Pool, of McMinnville,
took the time to come to the lodge
hall and give the Salem members a
cordial Invitation to visit his home
Bro. C. W. Barrick announced that
he had spent the past few days in
Portland visiting relatives as well fs
calling upon a number of our mem
bers who are now residents of the
metropolis. He stated that Bro. Smith
DeMuth, who formerly conducted the
Kenilworth hotel at Salem, had ben
seriously 111; but was now convales
cent. Mrs. L. R. Stlnson, who Is the
grand chief of the Pythian Sisters
will go to McMinnville next Monday to
Institute a Temple of Pythian Sisters,
and we are Informed that there will
be a very large class of the fair sex
of that city who will be Initiated Into
the secrets of that most noble order,
the Pythian Sifters.
Eurthqauke at Cleveland.
Cleveland, 0 Jan. 4. A series
of earth vibrations were regis-
tered today by the seismograph
at St. Ignatius college. Father
yOdenbach .declated that the
earth floe on which Cleveland Is
located had tilted slightly to the
southwest, probably affecting a t
triangular stretch of land from
Cleveland through Elmyra, New
York, to Newbury Port, Mass,
and southwest to Cincinnati.
Father Odenbach believes that
Monday's tremors caused the
John Chinnici Enraged Over
tne Ruling of Justice of the
Peace Holton Webb, Lies in
Wait and Shoots Him.
CAUGHT AFTER LONG CHASE
After the Shooting the Murderer Fled,
Rut Was Soon Followed by a Fosse
Under the Sheriff and Another of
the Murdered Man's Friends lie
Fled on a Bicycle, But Soon Became
exhausted, and is Captured After
Two Hours' Uuise.
Riverside, Cal., Jan. 4. Lying in
waiting In the hall of ajown-town of
fice building, John Chlnntcl, an Ital
ian, shot and probably fatally wound
ed Justice of the Peace Holton Webb,
as he was entering his office today.
Chinnici then slipped down Btalrs to
the street, and fled toward the open
country. A posseof police and deputy
sneruis ai once toon ins trail, which
led toward the desert.
Chinnici was captured on the bor
der of San Bernardino county by Sher
iff Wilson, after a terrific chase. The
Italian, on a bicycle, for two hours
eluded the posse, and only gave up
when he fell exhausted from the
Wilson is taking every precaution to
guard his prisoner. The man was
brought to Riverside surrounded by
armed deputies, who feared an attempt
at lynching by Webb's angry friends.
Feeling Is running high, and the sher
iff has ordered triple guard through
out the jail.
The shooting grew out of a civil suit
Involving $90, in which Chinnici and
his brother were litigants. Webb de
cided against Chinnici, who stornridl
from the court room in a rage.
Chinnici fired four times at the Jus
tice. One bullet found its mark,
plowing through the right shoulder
and lodging In the right lung. Webb
was rushed to a hospital, where, It Is
stated, he had little chance to recover.
The stockholders' resolutions dis
solving The Modern improvement
Company, of Toledo. Oregon, filed In
the office of the secretary of state to
day, are unique. The resolutions,
which are signed by George C. Walk
er, secretary, follow:
"Whereas, this the Modern Im
provemet Company, has been torn
asunder with dissension .and strife,
back biting and lying and cross haul
in Its multitudinous forms; disagree
ing on important as well as trivial
matters; rife with Internal disorder
"Whereas, 'A house divided against
Itself must fall,' all of the stock
holders voted unanimously in favor
"Be it resolved that we do dissolve,
fall, disband, disintegrate, evaporate
and disappear this 29th day of No
PROVES TO BE JOTTED ELI
Stole" Their Secret
Seattle, Jan, 4. Charging that
the S. B. Hicks Wire company
of Seattle, obtained Its secret
process of wire rope manufac-
ture by Improper methods, the
Broderick and Bascom Rope
company, of St. Louis, yesterday
began suit for 1200,000 damages
and for an Injunction to1 re-
strain the local cmpany from In-
stalling certain machinery. S.
B. Hicks, president, was former-
ly agent for the St Louis com-
pany here and at Aberdeen and
Portland. Two others assoctat-
ed with him, Eva Gough and
Emtle H. Miller, are alleged to
have obtained the secret while
employed at St. Louis.
W. J. DRYAD
STRIKES SQUARELY AT THE ROOT
OF THE MATTER IJf A FEW WELL
CHOSEN COMPARISONS, WHICH
LEAVE NOTHING TO BE SAID.
ONIT1D P1CSS LSASID WIU.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 4. Expressions of
William J. Bryan's opinions in the Mc
Namara cases are set forth today In
the current issue of his periodical,
"The Commoner.' It says;
v "The McNamara confessions-have
given enemies of union labor a chance
to libel all connected with organized
efforts to protect the wage earners.
The same men who are indignant
whenever the sins of 'sweatshop' own
ers are charged arinstall manufac
turera; when the crimes of the trust
magnates are imputed to oil engaged
in business; when the vices of Napo
leons of finance are laid at the door of
bankers In general, are hastening to
hurl broadsides of libel at all who are
forced to earn their bread by the
sweat of their brow.
"This Is manifestly unfair. Organ
ized labor has learned a lesson. It
will be more careful In the future se
lection of leaders. Society may well
pause and inquire if anything is wrong
with conditions which lead men Into
dastardly conspiracies against life
A fire, the origin of which Is un
known, destroyed the residence of
Earnest Waite In Ankeny bottom last
Waite was doing the chores in the
evening when he observed a light in
the house. Upon going to investi
gate he found the Interior a complete
mass of flames, and in a short time
the house was reduced to ashes.
Mr. Waite Is well known in the
city, having been employed as a meat
cutter for a number of years by Steus
IIHYAX PLAYS FAIR;
STATES HIS POSITION
DNITKD I'IKSS LHARND Will.)
Tampa, Ha., Jan. 4. "I cannot con
ceive any condition that would make
It possible for me to consider the ques
tion of my becoming the candidate for
the presidential nomination of the
Democratic party In 1912."
This was the declaration of William
J. Bryan yesterday on his arrival
from Havana with Mrs. Bryan. They
left tonight for Washington.
Mr. Bryan declined to comment fur
ther on the action of the "progres
sive" Democrats in Ohio In pushing his
name to the front as a caudldate.
The "golden hoof" is altogether too
few on the Northwestern farms.
Why not find out Just how many of
the herd are boarders, and then get
rid of the boarders?
ADMITS HE IS FRANK SL1ITU
AND THAT HE GOT AWAY VITI
$3500 OF rJELLIE K. CELL'S
He Puzzled Portland Sleuths for a Week, But, Finally Con
fronted With Evidence Furnished by the United Press, Con
fessedLeft Los Angeles Eight Months Ago, and Has
Been in Alaska and British Columbia Is Willing to Re
turn to California and Stand Trial Without Waiting for a
tDNITBD mi UASLD WIU.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 4. The myste
rious "Dr. J. C. Day,' over whose real
identity the Portland police puzzled
for nearly a week, admitted that he
was Frank C. Smith, who is wanted in
Los Angeles for embezzling $3500
from Nellie K Bell.
The police assert that Smith con
fessed that he got the woman money,
and said that he was willing to re
turn to California without extradition
papers and stand trial. According to
advices received here Smith left his
wife In Los Angeles eight months ago
when he dropped from sight.
Since his disappearance he has been
in Alaska and British Columbia. He
arrived In Portland recently, and was
arrested for entering a room in a lo
cal hotel not his own. .;
Following Smith's arrest the police
found checks ' In the sum of $1000
made In-favor of H. H. Chase, drawn
on the Bank of Commerce of Victoria,
C.f several checks on Seattle banks,
which since proved worthless, and a
number of articles bearing different
All efforts to ident'fy the man
failed, however, until today when
Smith was confronted with a full de-
NEW YORK HAS
New York, Jan. 4. Even if the big
laundry workers' strike here is set
tled at a compromise meeting being
held between the representatives of
the laundries and their striking em
ployes today, It Is believed that It will
be at least two weeks before the
mountains of back work are finished.
While the greater part of the popu
lation of the metropolis Is hopeful thnt
an adjustment of the difficulties will
be reached today, there seems to be
I The chance to buy
seasonable clothing, at the reduced
i prices, does not
Our stock is large and enables you to
choose with most satisfaction to your
self. Choose now and get highest qual
ity at the lowest prices.
:: Bishop's Ready Tailored Suits and
:: O coats Reduced 20 Per Cent
Boys' and Young Men's Clothes Re--duced
20 to 33 1-3 Per Cent.
Broken lines of Winter Underwear
One-Half Regular Price.
X Cluett Shirts, regular $1.50 and $2.00 at $100
I Monarch Shirts, Regular $1.00 and $1.25 at 65c
Other reductions in all departments
that are Genuine.
I Salem Woolen Mill Store
"Just Wright" Shoes.
nlshed by the ' United Press. Con-
vinced that his identity had been dis
covered, Smith broke down and ad
mitted that he was the much-Knight
Smith admitted that he had a grown
son and a wife in Los Angeles, but
intimated that they had separated,
and denleed he had deserted her as
He is addicted to the use of mdr
phine in large quantities. He refused
to make any statement following his
confession at detective headquarters,
Dead Baby In Suit Case. ,
San Francisco, Jan. 4. Opening aa
imitation leather suitcase which had
been left at the Ferry news stand
December 6, an employe today found
crushed Into' the' traveling bag, the
dead body of a moth old baby girl.
The little victim's head wag smashed.
The person who checked the suitcase
is as yet unidentified. . The police of
the harbor station ' are 1 working on
the case. '
Whoever thinks American life col
orless and uninteresting should watch
the fatted son chase the prodigal
calf. . ' '
little probability that such will be the
case. Strikers are still determined to
win their demands for shorter hours.
Increased pay and better and cleaner
working conditions. That the owners
will submit to all their demands is
The city is threatened with another
siege by labor that is indicative of
conditions almost as bad aa those
which accompanied the strike f the
garbage collectors recently.
such high quality
come very often
Cleaning and Pressing.