Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 27, 1913, Image 1

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' Arrangements Practically Com
i pleted for Opening of the
Gates Tomorrow.
; Activity in All Sections of
j Grounds and Buildings Are
J Filling Up.
Secretary Meredith was this at-
ternoon called up by The Capital
Journal for a last word about the
state fair "I have not the flor-
, ewenee of language to do the sub-
, ject justice," said he, "but you
i can anything in the way of praise
; that your vocabulary can suggest
.' and then you will be short of the
.facts. It is the biggest, the best,
'and way yonder the broadest in
" the way of showing the divorsi-
',.'. fied character of Oregon's pro-
ducts that was ever held in the
state; and no other Btate can sur-
pats the exhibits hore this yoar.
No idea can be conveyed of it by
i words. You just have to see It
i ami it will take you the whole
' week to do it."
' The sreutest fair in the history of
s the state of Oregon will open hero on
j Monday and continue all week. The
j program is the most extensive ever pre
I pared hero and weather is all that is
necessary to make the fair a Buccess in
etery particular. All arrangements have
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l. i llrH( many uompioieu.
I j This was the busiest (lay so far this
lessen at the grounds. Kverywucro it
is bustle and hurry, and the amount of
i tllff heitll)' hfinleil in ftimi.K- Annrmnlii
Should Teach
Girls Modesty
Dress of Today Denounced ai Sneaky,
Cowardly Exposures by California
University Professor.
Berkeley, C'al., Sept. 27. Educational
courses in how to dress as a safeguard
to growing girls are advocated here to
day by four leading instructors of the
University of California.
"The dress of the women today,"
said Professor Thomas II. Eeed, of the
dopartment of political science, "is the
peculiar disgrace of the twentieth cen
tury; they are sneaky and cowardly ex
posures. It seems to be up to the schools
to teach growing girls modesty. It is
the one big thing that the mothers of
today are overlooking."
Dr. Eomilda Paroni, of the depart
ment of hygiene, objects to the hobble
and slit skirt.
"I do not object," he said, "to free
dom of the body, because the body is
too beautiful. But parents are jeopard
izing the lives of their children by per
mitting the present indecent styles to
"The schools must teach modesty of
ideas as well as drees, ' ' says Horbert E.
Cory, professor of English. "Men stare
at so-called fashionably gowned women.
But they do so in contempt, not admir
ation,." "Action should be taken beforo the
crisis comes," said Dr. Florence Sylves
ter. ' Mothers should dictate simple and
decent styles, but they seem to have
gone insane on the question of dress."
Even building work is giving way to
the festivities which will take place in
Salem next week at the state fair
grounds, according to the number of
building permits that were issued by
Recorder Elgin. But $7000 is recorded
this week.
Contractors, however, are receiving
a far greater share of business than
thoy expected formerly, and they say
that before' the fall rains set in there
will be a hundred or bo homes all com
pleted, ready for occupancy in the city.
R. R. Ryan, who is clearing ground
and making other preparations to build
on his property on South Commercial
street, hopes to have his one-story brick
building up before the rains set in.
Mr. Ryan intends to erect a modern
structure which will be made the home
of autos and other businesses.
"uuiiiiiuinii nini is tno most oacKwaru
j ' '11, but this is natural for the show
's "tin made there !b only brought in at
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mm inoinciii. more was a largo
'orce at work thoro.all day Friday, and
ov tonight it will be in good shap
There was quite a lot of stock iu the
'tails Friday night, and moro came to-
'!)', so that by Monday tho big barns
nd staliles will be filled to capacity.
Exhibits Are Arriving.
Along the switch dozens of ears are
Wng unloaded, and every passenger
train stops to add a great mass of ox
'bits to tho thousands already on the
grounds, Tents aro going up in the
mp ground and Mayor Tozicr is as
6uBy.a a hen with one chicken, or even
u hen that would like to own one.
M. hightlinger is anothor busy man
the camp ground. He has one of the
Mt furnished little houses on the
pounds, and is busy all the time help
H others get settled down.
Among the arirvals Friday were Mr.
'! Mrs. Wm. I'oworH, pioneers of 1840,
d visitors at the fair regularly over
3 !lec the first one R7 years ago.
3 The flowers are even more lienutl-
J fl than A few lnra turn a tl.rtV nra ill
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"'ller bloom. They attract the atton
,io of a, ami all kinds of flattering
"minenti, aro mado on the excellence of
this feature.
Lots of Machinery.
The busiest place about the grounds
a the machinery hall, where tho (lis
f1")" aro being itten into shape. Tho
" building, 12ixl75 feet, is filled
''til a conglomeration that will be nil
"flit, if the luaHs enn ever lie straight
ed out, and those in charge seem to
lfcik this enn he done. A glance nt the
lw.e fhuwed pretty nenrly everything
ti'i way of machliierv that can be
I nt anything except mailing wood-
J nutmeg,. There are plows, little
l,ly fellows and great gangs, harrows,
harvesting machinery, from
old fashioned cradle to the com-
Jont1nupd on pane our.(
Emergency Board Continues Its
Discussion During After
noon Session.
Several Items Passed Upon and One
Connected With Penitentiary Is
Turned Down.
Woman Wins in
Recall Election
The emergency board, created by the
last legislature, which, passed a law
making the creation of any doficieucy
by any state officer a penal offense,
without the sanction of this body, met
for the first time this morning at 11
o'clock primarily to pass upon the mat
ter of creating a deficiiency not to ex
ceed $5000, in the matter of the en
forcement of laws by the governor, it
being practically for the carrying on of
the prosecution of bootlegers, and vio
lations of the liquor laws.
Borne other matters came up, how- (
ever, and these were taken up first as
a sort of preliminary to the.principal
matter over which there is a wide dif
ference of opinion. The last legislature
authorized the governor to investigate
the Portland gas franchise, but failed
to provide any funds for doing the
work. On motion of Malarkoy a defi
ciency of $500 was authorized. There
wpS' considerable squabbling over this.
Mr. Kay took the. ground that a dofi
('iiMiey could uot exist whore there bad
been no original appropriation. The
County Superintendent Is Sustained
Following Long Fight' Over Re
vocation of Certificate.
cnitcb run uuu wibi.
Hanford, Cal., Sept. 27, Friends of
Mrs. Fannie E. Davidson,'eounty super
intendent of schools, were jubilant to
day at her victory yesterdfty In tho first
recall election ever held on the coast
against a woman office holder. Her op
ponents iraintained that it was simply
because many voters did not like to
cast their ballots against a woman, or
objected to the principle of the recall
that she won.
The campaign, culminating in a ma
jority of 650 for Mrs. Davidson, out of
a total of 3300, 'followed a three
years' fight with Principal T. J. Rose
man, of the Hanford high school, which
ended recently in the filing charges of
unprofessionalism and immorality
against Roesman and the revocation of
his certificate by the county board of
His friends retaliated with an at
tempt to have the supervisors oust the
board, and when this failed, the recall
was instituted against the superintend
ent. ' Mrs. Davidson has a year yet to
united mass muhed wire.
Washington, Sept. 27. Democratic
tariff conferees plan to eomplote their
report today and hold a final confer
ence Monday with Republicans bofore
governor thought there was a deficien- i introducing the report iu the house. It
Eugene, Or., Sept. 27. Claude Mc
Donald, aged 19, of Portland, died here
today from a fractured skull sustained
when he fell on the cement floor of the
University of Oregon gymnasium. Ho
was a freshman.
cy when a follow or a fund was out of
money, that, when he was broke he real
ized he had a deficiency to face. Tho
matter was authorized by a vote of 5
to 2, Kay and ForkinB voting no.
Deficiencies Ordered.
It was asked that a doficieucy of $0,
500 for repairs at the penitentiary be
authorized. This was denied bv unani
mous vote. There was a mistake made
in apportioning the funds for transport
ing insano, and a deficiency of not to
exceed $3000 for this purpose was au
thorized for the eastern Oregon branch
asylum. A deficiency was authorized
for a heating plant at the tuborculosis
hospital. A deficiency for a building
at the U. of O. which burned September
24 was authorized not to exceed $900.
The stato does its own insurance and
the rebuilding of this one is iu line with
its insurance policy, the amount being
Kaved in premiums.
At ) o'clock this afternoon the board
resumed its Hossion and at 2:30 no ac
tion had been taken on the governor's
application for $5000 to enforce the
laws by means of special agents.
Philadelphia, Sept. 27. The nude and
frightfully mutilated body of an un
identified littlo boy was found on the
Country Club golf links hore early today.
w Orleans. Sent. 27. That the
three bags of money stolen in the hold
up of an Aliibaina Great Southern pas
senger train near Tuscaloosa early yes
terday probably contained moro man
$200,000 was the declaration hero this
fi.,riiimn of John Wogan, assistant
chief of tho sub-treasury. The money
he mid. was consigned to Louisiana and
Alabama banks.
Redding, Cal., Sept. 27. Harney
Ossela and Charles Elmoli, minors, were
killed in an explosion at the Mammoth
mine, near Kennett.
is not believed, however, that the meas
ure will be ready for; President Wil
son's signature before the end of next
Democratic senators claim victory In
two-thirds of the items over which
there were controversies, asserting that
most of the low rates were accopted.
The conferees, however, are expected
to disagree on the cotton futures tax.
t united vuss uabud win.
L 'Orient, France, Sept. 27. Three
workmen were killed and soven others
injured here today by a compressed air
chest, used in the construction of a
quay, exploding when put in the water.
Beaten Over Her Head With
Piece of Gas Pipe Until
Her Brains Exude.
More are Sent
to Seattle Jail
yWell-Known Attorney and President of
International Union In Contempt
of Humphries.
Robbery Is Not Believed to Be Motive
'and There Is No Clue to Her
The Weather
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m ij;
The Dickey Bird
says: Oregon: Fair
east, rain west por
tion toniglit;warm
er southwest por
tion; Sunday rain,
southorly winds,
increasing along
the north coast.
Loe Angeles, Cal., Sept. 27. Mrs. Re
becca P, Gay, a Christian Science prac
titioner, was found murdered in her of
fice in a downtown office building ear
ly today. She had been beaten over the
head until her brains exuded, with a
piece, of three-quarter inch gas pipe
wrapped in browu paper. The pipe lay
beside her body.
' The body was found by a charwoman
who screamed and then fainted. Jani
tors hearing her outcfy notified the po
lice. The floor and walls of the oifice were
spattered with blood and tables and
chairs were overturned. According to
police detectives, no apparent -search
of the office was made by the murderer.
They don't bolieve robbery was the mo
tive. Coroner Hartwell said that life had
been extinct at least ten hours.
Well Known Woman.
Mrs. Oay was about 55 years of age.
She was among the best known Chris
tian Science practitioners of Los An
geles. According to her friends, Mrs, Oay
came here some time ago after a di
vorce from John Gay, a wealthy citizen
of San Diego, who since bos remarried.
Guy aud the slain woman were mar
ried in Iberville, La., December 20, 1877
she being from Bayou Goula, La. They
cume to California in 1886 and to San
Diego three years later. He charged
that she deserted him in September,
1892, and sued for divorce, which wtts
granted April 25, 1894. She failed to
appear at the trial, and the case went
by default, no alimony being granted.
The case was tried before Judge W. L.
Gay has married twice Bince.
Oay 111 at His Home.
(ay is confined to hia bed in bis
home at Lakeside today, having been ill
for some time.
"Mrs. Rebecca I. Gay and I were
married in tho parish of Iberville, La.,
December 20, 1877," Gay said to a re
porter. "Hor name before our mar
riage was Rebecca I. Connor and her
home wns at Natchoz, Miss.
"I have seen hor only once since our
divorce. I mot her about fiftoen years
ago on the strcot in Los Angeles, but
we did not speak. Sho passod outirely
out of my life years ago.
"I have heard about her through oth
er people off and on during the years
and have understood that she had at-
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 27. Glenn E.
Hoover, well-known attorney and for
merly a deputy in the office of the
state attorney-general, and J. O. Brown,
president of the International Shingle
Weavers' Union, were added this morn
ing to the list of those incarcerated in
the county jail for contempt of Judge
Humphries. Thomas Russell, president
of the union of Mine Workers of Amer
ica, for district No. 10, was also arrest
ed, but he put up $250 bail. In all
there are 17 in jail a present, two of
whom are women. Twenty-fivo are out
on bail and the sheriff's force if taxed
to its utmost to gather the remainder
of the 99 ordered arrested by Judge
In a speech from the bench this morn
ing Judge Humphries declared he will
not permit any one to remain in jail
when convicted for contempt if he, or
she has property sufficient to cover the
fines. This was the judge's answer to
the Socialists who last night agreed to
go to jail rather than pay fines.
Commenting upon Judge Humphries'
orders, Hoover, in jail today, declared
that the statutes of this state have been
exceeded by Judge Humphries and that
he is proceeding entirely upon "judge
made law."
Thief Substitutes Washers for
Gold and Steals Many Thousands
Washington, r"ept. 27 Contending
tlmt tho lemon rntvs ordered effective
ny the commerce court aro too low,
tmuaLiiiitinentnl railroads, it was Bn
nounced here today, will carry their
fight to the United Htntes supreme
court. The roads have filed briefs at
tacking the decision of the commerce
Han Francisco, Sept. 27. That ft will
be weeks probably before the exact ex
tent of the sliortaige which has been
discovered iu tho mint here is known,
was admitted today by officials engng
ed in the investigation. There are fill,
Hill) bans of gold and silver coin stored
iu the mint vaults and they all will
have to be gone through to determine
how thoroughly the thief did his work.
More than this it was 'practically tin
ssiblo to learn from the local mint of-
neiais, who replied io nearly every
quesnon inui an insinuation concern
ing the case must eomo from Washing
ton, which is itself not yet very fully
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' " " iiu niav ii Miuyjoi me coin Bomctliing ovor a year ago
..... u,. .Ker man mo lauer figure, and that thero was no shortage then
Jt was also clear that the gvernment 's ; This year's count was to have been
loss might have gone undiscovered for a begun in July last, but was dolaved
longtime but for a slight miscalculation awaiting tho appointment ot Mint Ho
ns io weigni, on tho thief s part, in the poriiiton.leiit T. W. H. Hhaiinlian, a W il
siiiismuiion ot the iron washers for sun ..l.i.-i;..,. .!. ,.!. c:...
gold coin in the money bag he rifled.
The moment It was noticed that one
of the bags did not tip the scule at ex
actly tho correct figure, the bag was
opened and tho theft discovered. The
opening of morn hugs followed, but
while it Is eertuin thill others hml been
tampered with, the exact number dis
covered thus fur was not known outside
the mint itself today.
To tho thief's identity, it was said.
tnero was not the slightest clow, liven
It wns known, however, Hint the the time of the thefts was uncertain,
shortage is estimated nt all the way beyond the fact that there was a count
HI. The count had, however been start
ed before that (Into under the adminis
tration of former Superintendent Frank
A. Leach.
Responsibility for the shortage would
consequently, persons familiar with the
mint said, full upon the past adminis
tration. The count is being made by 30 clerks
under tho supervision of Superintendent
Shannhsn, ex -Superintendent Leach, As
a,ver Frederick P. Dewey and Charles
8. Arms, W. II. Kelly and .1. J. O'Con
nor of the trensury ilepnrtinnnt.
tained quite a reputation as a healer,
but I kuow nothing at first hand."
The divorce decreo was granted by
Superior Judge W. L. Pierce, who was
on the bench here at that time.
Lots of Cruelty Alleged.
Later Gay was married to Miss Lu
cille Daniels, but she brought suit for
divorce before Superior Judge E. 8, Tor
rance on Novembor 20, 1902. She filed
23 allegations of cruelty against Gay,
aud be filed a cross-complaint with sev
en charges of ruelty. The trial was a
famous oue. It was taken to the su
preme court first on a Writ of mandam
us and later on an appeal. Judge Tor
rance found for Gay on every count, and
then, when' the cbbo was docided, ordor
cd the county clork to turn all papers
in the case back to the attorneys. In
this way the rocords of the ease were
entirely destroyed. Judge Torrauce or
dorod Gay to pay alimony.
Threatened by Slavers.
A promising line for the searchers
for Mrs. Gay's murderers was opened
up late today when it became known
that she, and other Christian Scienco
practitioners here, had beon threatened
with doath by a gang of white slavers
who acted under the guise of Christian
Science practitioners.
According to a Btrange story told to
day by one of the women who were
threatonod, the practitioners frequently)
wore abused by telophone, and their
lives threatened, unless they ceased
their efforts to put an end to the op
erations of the gang. One woman who
threatened was given police protection.
Mrs. Gay, hor friends say, always
slept with a revolver under her pillow,
and novor venturod from her apartment
after nightfall, unless necessary.
Stockton, I'al., Sopt. 27.
"What's the uset Good night,
you rotten old world. E. M. "
After scrawling this note on a
piece of brown wrapping papor
and tucking it in his faded vest
pockot, an unidentitied cripple
deliberately placed his neck
across a mil iu the Southern Pa-
citic railroad yards here early to-
day. The head was severed from
tho trunk by a passing freight
train. Tho man hud been seen
about tho freight yards for sov-
al days, gathering up scraps of
food spilled by the freight ban-
dlors. Ho had a wooden leg.
Clyde Wilkinson Confesses He
Killed Woman After She
Spurned Him.
Neighbors Search for Two
Weeks Before Discovering
Grave of Woman.
Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 27. Clyde Wil
kinson confessed today that he murder
ed his wife, Anna. He added that he
believed he did it by burying her alive.
Of this, however, he was not quite sure.
It was possible that Bhe was already
dead when he threw her into the grave
he had himself hastily dug.
Until recently Wilkinson, his wife
and their two young sons lived on a '
farm near Kokorua. Husband and wife
quarreled and the later left the farm
August 28 she disappeared from Koko
mo. About two weeks later Wilkinson
sold his belongings aud wsut with his
sons to Logansport.
Find Her Grave.
In the meantime neighbors had been
hunting for the wife. They continued
their search aftor Wilkinson had left.
Today thoy found the woman's body in
its grave iu the corn field on the Wil
kinson farm.
It lay face downward with the legs
doubled up, for the grave wiaa too short.
Though badly decomposed, the face was
recognizable. The skull had been crush
ed in. '
The police at Logausport were com
municated with by wire. Wilkinson wa
arrested, aud brought here at once. On
his arrival he mado a full confession.
"I lured Anna to her death August
28," ho said, "by .tolling hor that our
boy, 3 years old, was sick aud needed
"She came and I took her into the
cornfield, where 1 begged for a recon
ciliation. She refused, so I knocked;
her down and kicked her on the head.
Alive When Ho Did It.
"I dug hor gravo right whore Bhe
foil and throw her in. I think she was
alive when I did it. Thon I filled up
tho grave.
"I told the boys thoir mother had
gono away, never to return."
The police here admit that when Mrs.
Wilkinson loft for the farm, she asked
that a policeman be sent with her, as
sho feared her husband, but they re
fused, telling hor sho was in uo dangor.
A close watch is being kopt over Wil
kinson lest he attempt suicide.
Albany, N. Y., Sopt. 27 At tho Sul
zer hearing late yesterday, Richard
Croker, Jr., stated that he sunt his
cheek for $2000 to Sulzer, making it -payable
in "cash," because Sulzer ask
ed to have it that way. The contribu
tion wus a purely personal ono, he ad
ded. Aftor Crokor had testified the
court' adjourned until Monday.
Modford, Or., Sept. 27 Arrange
ments havo practically been completed
for a ten-round muteh between Joe Aze
veda of Sncrnmento and Bud Andorson,
the uorthwestern lightweight recently
defeated by Leach Cross at Los Angeles.
Portland, Or., Sept. 27 President
lluum of the Coast leaguo yesterday
wired Manager Del Howard of tho Sna.
Francisco team thut Third Baseman.
McArdlo had been fined $25 and sus
pended three days for1 using profane
language to Umpire Hush iu Thursitiy's
giime here with Portland.
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