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SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOItER 28, 1013
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Commerce Court Dismisses
Case Leaving Local rates
on Interstate Shipments
to Valley Unchanged
To the chagrin of Willamette valley
shippers doing business between Al
bany and Portland comos the an
nouncement that the Willamette val
ley differential rate case, a decision
on which has been pending before the
Interstate commerce commission for
nearly two years, has been dismissed
with the ends sought by the shippers
ungalned. The notice of the dismissal
of the case was received at the office
cf the state railroad commission today,
ltlvcr Traffic Missed.
Up to about two years ago while
river traffic between Portland and up
per valley points offered competition
to the railroads tho local rate between
Portland and Salem on transcontinen
tal shipments of the first cIrhs, in ad
dition to the rate per hundred pounds
from points east of the Missouri river
to Portland, was 10 cents. When the
river competition was removed the
railways at once boosted the rates,
making the local rate between Port
land and Salem 24 cents, and between
Portland and other upper valley towns
jirojiortlonttto' to the distance.
The shippers sought relief before
the interstate commerce commission,
holng represented by the law firm of
Hewitt & Sox of Albany. A hearing
took place In 1910 before Special Ex
aminer Prouty of the Interstate com
merce commission. All evidence was
taken and submitted to the commission
at Washington. Last June the com
mission issued a tentative decision
which appeared as If the rates would
he reduced. Tho promise of the ten
tlve decision adds to the disappoint
ment of the shippers over the dismis
sal of tho case.
Only Long Shipments Involved.
The arbitrary rate holds only for
transcontinental shipments. It is stat
ed that the commission evidently nev
er did hold to the belief that the 10
cent arbitrary should be restored, but
It appeared to be favorable to a reduc
tion. On Borne classes of goods a
through rate between eastern points
and the points south of Portland still
holds and It Is said that the traffic af
fected by the local rates Is not heavy.
However, it has been the cause of a
great deal of complaint on the part of
the shippers who have held It unjust
Explanation Is made by the railroad
commissioner that there are ten class
es of shipments. The prevailing rate
locally between Portland and Salem
for shipments of the first class per
hundred pounds Is 24 cents in addi
tion to the $3 per hundred charged for
shipment to Portland. For second
class shipments the rate to Salem is
22 cents, for the third class 18 cents,
while the other classes are rated ac
cordingly. Weights Give Trouble.
Special Examiner Prouty is now In
Seattle attending a hearing pertaining
to the weighing of freight Much com
plaint has been registered with the
commission In regard to the methods
of weighing not only for carloads, but
also for less than carload shipments.
The complaints are said to be coming
to the commission from all over the
A TWENTY PER 'EST
INCREASE IS REGISTRATION
Counties that have submitted to the
secretary of state's office the results
of registration since the primaries
show an yerage Increase of about 2)
per cent of the pre-election registra
tion. It was estimated by Registration
Clerk Koser that tile Increase would
not beover 15 per cent. The report
from one county runB as high .is 27
per cent, while another drops to about
10 per cent In former years I 15 per
cent Increase has been considered big.
Tlie figures submitted to date aro as
Columbia county, prior to primaries,
f!)0, Blnce the primaries, 329, to'al.
1219; Sherman, 695. Blnce, 93, total.
7S8; Grant, prior. 1458, Blnce 87, total,
1C45; Lincoln, prior, 1121, since, 20r,
tctal, 1328; Klamath, prior, 2360, sine
Nearly 20l viators Hurled
To Deak In Last Four Years
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ROCKWELL, HOX8EY, BADGER.
Photos by American Press Association.
(Special to Tha Journal.)
DURING the last four years of aviation almost 200 lives have been sac
rlliced, not counting muny who were killed while Innocent spec
tators. With the recent death of M. Kondo, a Japanese aviator, at
Corning, N. Y., and of Ernst Allg and his mechanician at Johan
nlsthal, Germany, the total number of aviators killed Is 11)7. In September,
eighteen men were killed, the largest number In n single month. At the pres
ent writing, In October, five have lost their lives, and If this rato Is main
tained the figures of last month will probably be exceeded. Each year has
seen an Increase In the number of fatalities. In 1!0S one man was killed, lu
1000 four, in 1010 thirty-six, In 1011 seventy-three, while for the nine months
of the present year eighty-three have perished. Some of the tragic deaths In
America Include those of Miss Harriet Quimhy, Lorigstaff, Pnrmalce, Rock
well, noxsey and Badger. But the long list of deaths hns not deterred the
progress of aviation. Indeed, they hnve been but tragic Incidents which have
apparently spurted other demons of the air to more reckless daring.
381, total, 2741; Morrow, prior, 81.',
since, 167, total, 9S2; Benton, prior,
1916, since, 535, total, 2455; Gilliam,
prior, 682, since, 67, total, 749.
Mr. Koser says that the registration
before the primaries also showed an
Increase over' previous years. He be
lieves that the great interest being
shown In the presidential and sena
torial elections is causing the heavy
LAKE LABISI1 DISTRICT
Supplementary articles of Incorpor
ation adding an aggregate of 182.5
acres to the former 964 acres of the
Lake Labish project, were filed in the
office of the secretary of state this
morning. This action was taken under
the 1911 act of the state legislature
providing for the formation of district
Improvement companies by farmers.
The articles were filed by the direc
tors of the Labish project, M. L Jones,
Julius G. Voget and E. B. Karn, all lo
The project was formed for the pur
pose of draining and farming the old
Lake Labish bottom. The acreage of
all those Interested represents their
Interest In the company.
HOYS FOISD GlILTYi
OTHER COURT MATTERS
Ben Gentry and Ed. Mason, who
were under trial In department No. 1
of the circuit court yesterday, under
charges made by the grand jury under
the white slave law, were found guilty
by the jury after debating Mr about
three hours. The specific charge
against the defendants, who are 18
ana IV years 01 age, rri-i;ii.i-i. , "no
enticlne a woman to practice a Ufa of
prostitution, the woman being Grace
Gentry, the wife of Ben Gentry.
The case of Ed. Mason, which wsb
to have been tried today, was contin
ued until the special Besslon of the
court, which will be held In December.
The charge In this case is larceny.
At 9 o'clock tomorrow morning the
court will pass sentence upon John W.
Campbell, Mrs. Ora Orth, Frank Buf
fln, Ben Gentry and Ed. Mason.
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR
VICE-PRESIDENT MET AT STATE
LINE BY GOVERNOR WEST
SPEAKS IN OPERA HOUSE TO
MORROW. Arrangements have bfcen completed
by which Governor Thomas R. Mar
shall, chief executive of the state of
Indiana and Democratic candidate for
tne vice-presiuency, win aauress inefmm(1 wt)) flv ,)11Int m)1( ,
people of Salem tomorrow afternoon hpr ))0(,Vi WBg f(f , n0gt C08tly nia.
at about 1:30. The governor left San ftml hpr j(,w(lg were untou(.hert
Francisco last night on his way north, by ))pr ngaHlns
intending to make speeches at Ash-; . .
land, Eugene, Albany, Salem and Port- THE WAY THEY DO THINGS
land. Tho meeting will be held at the
oiera house. The speaker Is a man
of splendid ability and will undoubt
edly draw a large crowd of all political
u. u. wnson, or taiuornia, win niso
be here tomorrow and will speak of
the political topics of the day in the
evening at the opera house. This
speaker is described by Bert Jlaney,
chairman of the Democratic slate cen-
tral committee, as an ab'e and force-
WILL NOT APPEAR TODAY
BEFORE GRAM! JURY
Chlcago, Oct. 23. Owing to the death
of the mother of Aslstant United
States Attorney Parkins, Miss Lucille
Cameron, the 19-year-old white girl
whom Jack JohnBon, negro prize fight-;
er, is charged with abducting, did not
continue her testimony today befere
the federal grand jury.
Miss Cameron was brought to the
federal building, but consideration of
the case was postponed temporarily.
Government officials are keeping MIbs
Cameron in seclusion.
Pretty Young Woman Shot
Down by Five Men-Money
and Jewels Untouched
Card Implicates Johnson
I'NITKD riltHS ij:ahkd wiiik.1
Bridgeport, Conn., Oct 23. Search
ing for the motive which led five men
toi shoot pretty Rose Buniile to death
on a lonely road near here last night,
detectives today found in the dead
girl's pocket the card of Mrs. Alice
Aldi'lch, of Chicago, the woman who Is
pushing the prosecution of Prize
Tighter Jock Johnson, and they be
lieve thnt to the cither malodorous
features of the Johnson case may now
be added the crime of murder.
Crime Planned In Chicago.
The bollef of the police Is that the
girl victim of the quintet of nssnsslns
was killed either becnusa Bhe Is con
nected with the Johnson case, or be
cause sho was Involved In the recent
vloe crnsado In Chicago. They are
convinced thnt her death was plotted
Of tho five men who were driven to
the scene of the crime with Miss Uim
nle, three were captured, and are In
Jail hero. All three James Mattlu,
Frank Plscella and Joe Itiiononimo
at first were silent cn nil phases of
the case. The other two men Involved
In the killing escnped.
Three Murderer Captured.
After being sweated ' by the police,
nuononimo, however, confessed he
murdered the woman. He declared she
was his wife, who had come here from
Chicago yesterday, and, with the oth
er four men, entered the automobile
and were driven to the scene of tho
crime. Buonommo declared his only
renson to kill the wrnian was thnt he
was drunk. Ho could not explain the
presence In her pocket of Mrs. Ald
rlcb's enrd, and the police were skep
tical of this story.
Buonommo, after further sweating,
finally admitted that the dead woman
was his sweetheart, not hU wife. TIiIh
has convinced the police that the
crime was planned In Chlengo nnd that
the couple came here by Buonommo'a
desire that the murder might he safoly
The other men captured are being
sweated for their version of the
tragedy, and posses are on the trail of
the two who escaped.
Story Net Relieved.
The three men under arreBt were
tnken after a mad race through a
swamp, Into which they plunged after
the killing. Their clothing was torn
almost off them, nnd they wore In the
last stages of exhaustion when run
down by the police, who were sum
moned by the chauffeur of tho car af
ter he heard the fntal Blurts fired soon
after he left tho five men and tho wo-
! on the roll(lH,1(,,
The clothing of the woman, who wur
OVER IN HALIFAX
UNITED IMIKHH 1.KASKII WIIIB.
Halifax, N. 8., Oct. 23,-The West
ern Union Telegraph company's Blilp,
Mlnli WM from mmg yfiHter-
,,ay ))y rnflWll ot 03 f her sea-
non ,0 nH(iiHl , i,m,inf5 ri,Pi ri;lm.
n(? U).lt h(ty wf,rP n()t f,niI.r., tlV
a,.U(.B )0 Hn,
Areoidlngly they quit the ship, but
f()ip W(M.p nl.rp!( nI1(1 f0(,nr1 guilty
,f hiHiiborrl in.'H ion. the magistrate nr-
'dering them aboard at the captain b
reipiest, nnd deiliictlng a forfeit of $0
ft arn each man's wages to pay for the
hiring of other men to load the cable.
The other VI men sre still missing,
nnd the repair ship will hnve to re-
ma,n unt, tll(J. ,. i,,.,,,, ,aek.
frsrmi ritess u:anki w r hi:. 1
Ran Francisco, Oct 23. A stranger
railed on Mrs. G. Rudolph and said:
"I have a little surprise for you. Here
Is all the Jewelry you thought was
stolen. Its value is $1900." Then he
vanished, leaving no name, before Bhe
rallied from the shock.
Type of Soldiers In Balkan
Uprising and Two Rulers
Sir . u
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I Will V' v x . i ; j i .' IMH
Photos by American Press Association.
Special to Tho Journal
IN the uprising of the Bulkun kingdoms against Turkish rule In Mace
donia nnd Albania tho Servian troops were among the first to mobilize
under orders from King Peter. This picture shows tho type of the
Servian soldiers and ulso King George of Greece, who unltod with the
Bnlknn kings In revolt, nnd the sultnn of Turkey. Tho army of the Serbs
comes to about HIO.OiW comlmtnnts In ciiho of war. In Kervla, as in hor neigh
bor states, servleo is compulsory anil universal. Continuous nervlcc In the In
fantry Is for two years mid for tho nrtillery and cavalry two years. Then
comes servleo In the reserve nnd territorial troops for every Servlnn until he
reaches the age of forty-live. The Servian Infantry has the Mauser rllle, and
the artillery uses n quick firing Held gun on tho Sebiieliler-Canet system.
HIS ROASTS ABOUT WOMEN DIS
GUST PROMOTERS, AND HE IS
DECLARED TOO TOUGH FOR ANY
PLACE EXCEPT PARIS.
fDNITRD rilBHS I.BAHED Wllllt.
San Francisco, Oct. 23. The fight
ing days of Jack Johnson, the black
heavyweight champion of the world,
are probably over. Disgusted by the
flaunting boast of the negro that "all
white women seem to 'fall' for him,
and that he could win any it them,''
Johnson Ib barred today by leading
fight promoters from appearing in nny
of tht fight centers of the world, with
the possible exception of Paris.
Tho disbarment of Johnson as a
fighting attrnctlon was led by Hugh I).
Mclnt(ih, tho Australian promoter. He
had virtually completed arrangements
with the negro for two fights at Syd
ney, which would have netted Johnson
probably $.r,0,000, when word of the
alleged abduction of Lucille Cameron,
and tho negro's boast, reached the
"Cancel nil negrdatlons with John
son," was the gist of a cable Mcintosh
sent his American representative, W.
O. J Kelly. "Australians will not Bland
for a man of Ibis negro's calibre ap
Johnson was angry at Mcintosh's
stand, but the order stood.
The next promoter to fall Into line
was Janus V. Col'froth, of Kan Fran
cisco, who has staged ninny champion
"Johnson will never fight for me
again," said Coffrolh tmlnv. "Ills In
sults to the women of America should
not be allowed lo go unchallenged, lie
will never be seen In a San Francisco
ring again. The pollen committee
would not allow him to appear here,
noway, and, besides, there Is not n
promoter In San Francisco who would
give him a purse."
Months ngo the New York boxing
commission hung up a "nothing doing"
sign, so far as Johnson Is concerned.
and the fight promoters of Kansas City
alBo have fallen In linn. London bar
red Johnson when ho was matched to
meet Bombardier Wells, tho British
heavyweight there, and It is certain
that he can nevor appear In a Indon
ring. Tho onily place now open to
Johnson Is Paris, and It Is doubtful if
the authorities would allow him to ap
pear In the French metropolis.
Many a man who talks llko a war
hero gets his meek little wife to Inter
view the janitor every time he thinks
It necessary to register a kick.
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Salem Woolen Mills Store
Mrs. Lew is Tells of Her Own
Undoing and How Her Con
fession Drove Her Husband
to Murder the Tolivers
I'NITKIl 1'IIKHS I.KAHKI) WIIIK.)
San Diego, Cal Oct 23. Frequently
bursting Into tears and In a voice so
low that much of her testimony had
to be repeated to the Jury by the sten
ographer, Mrs. Ellen Lewis, wife of
Hubert G. Lewis, slayer of C. II. and
Catherine Tollver, today occupied the
wltncsB stand in the superior court in
behalf of her husband. Her testimony
was even more sensational than ex
pected, Mrs. Lewis declaring that she
was not only criminally assaulted by
Tolllver, but that Tolllver's wife as
sisted Tollver In his purpose. The ev
idence further brought out that the
Tolivers Induced her to submit to a
Confession Crusted Husband.
This was the confession, the witness-
declared between her sobs, thnt drove
her husband to distraction last De
cember, nnd caused him to plan nnd
execute the killing of both Tolllver
and his wife on May 25.
It was undoubtedly the most affect
ing scene cvor witnessed In a local
comrt room. Mrs. Lewis, the picture)
of grief, nnd was nt tlmcB unablo to
continue, and seemed on the verge of
hysterics. Even tho eyes of, tho Jurors
and hardened court attaches grew dim,
whllo at one side, his face burled in
his hands, sat Lewis, the slayer, his
eyes wet with tears.
A Pathetic Scene.
When Mrs. Lewis completed tho
story that had cnused one of the most
sonsatlolial homicides In the history
ixf the city, she was almost In a stat
of collapse. Judge Lewis ordered the
court adjourned until 2 o'clock this
afternoon, but Mrs. Lewis did not, leave
her seat. With her head bowed low,
and her entire frame slinking with
grief and nervous exhaustion, the llt
tlo woman, now t'ut tho greatest pnrt
of the ordeal was over, seemed about
to faint. Lewis ran from his chair to
his wife's sldo, weeping violently Hi
knelt at her feet and threw his nrma
around her neck, kissing her repeat
edly. (Continued on page 4.1
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