Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, December 25, 1913, Image 1

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Full Rights of Citizenship Restored to Man Who Was Con
victed of Misappropriating School Funds Deposited in His
Bank by State Treasurer Restored to Full Rights of Citi
zenshipMade Full Restitution to State and This Brought
' Leniency.
One of the most acceptable Christ
mas presents handed anyone this year
was given ChristmaB eve by Governor
"West to J. Thorburn Boss, who was
granted a full pardon and restored to
full rights of citizenship. Koss was
convicted of embezzling several hun
dred thousand dollars of the estate's
school funds, deposited in the now de
funct Portland Title & Trust Co. His
easo, of course, was appealed to the
supremo court, and thence to the
United Stntos supreme court and the
. action of tho first court was sustained
in all. Last sumnior he. was brought
before Judge Kellcy, of the circuit
court here, and was sentenced to the
state prison, but paroled, so that he
nover saw the inside of the prison.
Governor West gave him a clear title
to freedom last night. There was no
doubt but that Boss was guilty, but
London, Dec. 25. King George and
Queen Mary today spent thoir Christ
mas very quietly with their children
and a few intimate friends at thoir
Norfolk residence, Sandringham. They
were joined early this morning by
Queeu Mother Alexandra and Princess
Victoria, who drove over from York
Cottage, and the wholo family Bottled
down to tho onjoyment of a "good
-old-fashioned English Christinas."
There aro never any thrills at Sand
ringham, for there the King lives like
an ordinary gentleman. After tho us
ual church service the morning was
lovotcd to a tour of the estate, during
which tho king and queon had friondly
words of groeting for tho various rayal
tenants. Luncheon was informal, and
tonight there will be an unpretentious
family dinner party, followed by games
around a monster Christmas tree. On
these occasions the king romps with
. his children just like any other father.
He is always considerate of the serv
ants on Christmas, and household work
Is cut down to the minimum. There
will be a big dinner and ball for the
royal servants and tenants, and for
dependents or neighbors gifts of tur
keys, geese, beef, clothing, etc.
Ceorgo Reed a twelve-year-old lad,
was arrested about 12 o'clock last
night on the ehargo of late hours and
later it was found thnt Keed is the
one responsible for the robberies which
have occurred frequently of Into from
the Kozy Kitchen, a little store on
Court street. The boy is being held
'ending his hearing tomorrow morning
before Judge Klgin. Heed is a brother
of Noel Keed, a young man who was
recently arrested for drawing a gun on
another nipn and who violated his word
given to the justice to appear, by run
ning away and joining the army at
ttia fnif tliaf 1.a tY.o.iA ...Jl
that the state did not lose a dollar,
was the grounds on which leniency wag
Boss Appreciates It.
Porttond, Or. Doc. 25. "I highly
appreciate this magnificent Christmas
gift that Governor West has seen fit
to present to me," said J. Torburn
Boss today.
"I am grateful to my many friends
whoso untiring efforts in my behalf
has resulted in Governor West taking
this action. Next to the happiness that
tho governor's clemoncy has brought
to me, is the satisfaction that the su
premo court of the Unitod States held
that I was not guilty of moral turpi
tude and that the offense on which I
was indicted was a technical one. This
is indeed a frIo.riu.iR Christmas for me."
Youkers, N. Y., Dec. 25. There
tho mightly fow of the nowly weds and
tho older weds of Yonkers, in Mount
Vernon and othor sections of West
chester county, who bethought them of
the fine Christmas they woro having
today and thon lookod forward with
gloom to the bills that must be paid
one week hence, when tho monthly
statements arrive. For the newly weds
and older weds of these localities this
year solved the problem of spending
with a fair degroe of prodigality on
their Christmas presents without going
into debt or completely depleting the
family exchequer to do so.
They formed Christinas clubs in
January, 1913, with headquarters in
various banks and financial institu
tions, and by the time Christmas shop
ping was necessary had saved sums
ranging from $30,000 to $175,000.
Members of tho clubs, according to
their finances, banked sums ranging
from ten cents to $2 every week. Two
por cent interest was paid on the av
erage weekly balance, except when a
member failed to bank for one week.
Scores of children's clubs wore formed,
but very fow had a clean record for
continuous deposits, and therefore they
lust the two per cent interest. Tho
club which had $175,000 to its credit
this year, worked the plan last year
when it met the drains of Christmas
wilh a $75,000 fund. Another club
this year deposited $100,000 to its
credit when it camo time to buy Christ
mas presents. Still another club In a
largo suburban town of New Jersey
had 8,000 members this year. The
amount this club saved was not given.
Modford, Or., Dec. 25. (Special.)
Christmas shopping this year has proved
too engrossing for Modford women to
allow them to register for the city
election January lit. With the books
closing Wednesday less than half of
the last registration of 2217 had been
made, and of these less than one
fourth are women.
With the interest In the recall agita
tion, however, it is expected that tho
last few days will show a decided in
crease in the number of names enrolled
Musical Numbers of High Order and
Every One Is Pleased With Sue
of Cherriana' Plans.
Over 1300 children were deliehted
last night when the Cherrian Club
members lined them up in front of the
big Christmas tree in front of the
court house and handed to each kidlet
a fine pound box of French mixed
candy and a big red apple. Lying un
expectedly in the bottom of each box
was a ticket for Ye Liberty theater
and the popular bIiow house will un
doubtedly be packed to the very doors
at each performance Friday.
Promptly at 8 o'clock, the Cherrians,
led by the Salem Military band,
marched into the court house square
and lined up in front of the gaily
illuminated Christmas tree. Bev. H.
E. Marshall, tho principal speaker of
the evening, delivered a splendid ad
dress. Ho spoke of what Christmas
meant to the commonwealth and how
tho eventful day is boing recognized
more and moro each year. Bev. Mar
shall's talk was intensoly iutorosting
and he was accorded strict atentiou by
over 2000 people who had gathered
around the Christmas tree.
Muslciong Appreciated.
Probably thero nover wan a more
appreciative or so large a gathering in
attendance at a public affair in Salein
as there was last night. When each
and every musician, and there were
many, mounted the platform on tho
court house stops, the audience cheered
loudly. Hallie Parish Hingos' boIos,
the double quartet, the choir, and, in
fact, evory number on tho program was
evou better than was oxpectod and the
moustor gathering showed its appre
ciation in a most enthusiastic manner.
Much credit is also due the Salem
Military band. That organization sim
ply "tore a bone out"" so to speak, in
its efforts to entertain tho people and
it succeeded in every particular. The
band members could hardly get time
to draw a breath away from the
mouthpieces of their instruments so
appreciative were the listcnors and
every popular Bong known to the pres
ent generation in Salem was played
over and over again,
Christmas Feeling Sincere.
Every man, woman and child seonied
to treat the whole affair just as it
was intended thoy should. Despite the
feict that last night's entertainment
was something entirely new to the peo
ple of this city, all took part in it
and there -was a sincere fooling among
that made the Christmas program com
plete. Following the completion of the pro
gram, many of the crowd attended the
difforont churches while the kiddies
romped towjird Ye Liberty. Tho big
Christmas tree was left just as it was
and every night until New Years it
will be illuminated.
Committee in Charge.
The committee which arranged for
tho Christmas tree is deserving of great
credit. It was composed of Jim Young,
Waltor Hpaulding and Stanley I tart on
and all three of theso men worked dili
gently to make both tho Christmas tree
and tho progmm a shining, success.
i (onitku runs LFiAsnn wins.)
Chicago, Dec. 25. Harold Sclicnidcr
was acquitted by a jury in Judge Hreu
tano's court yesterday afternoon of
murdering Joeph Logue, diamond mer
chant, in tho Vicker building December
20, 1112. The jury was out less than
throe hours. Mrs. Celeste Schneider,
whom the defendant married fifteen
days bofore the murder, collapsed when
the verdict was reaL Schneider's aged
mother graspod him in her arms and
wept for joy.
united press leased wire.1
Los Angeles, Cal., Dee. 25. His
white face lined and pasty from sleep
lessness and fear, John Bostick, who
confessed to Sheriff Hammel of Loe
Angeles that he robbed the Sunset
Limited at El Monte and shot and
killed Horace E. Montague, was taken
from the Southern Pacific "Owl"
tmin today, shackled betwen two of
ficers, and rushed through a curious
crowd to the automobile that whisked
hi mto jail.
Bostick reaffirmed his confession to
day. He admitted that he robbed the
train and killed1 Montaguo, but tear
fully asserted tbjit the shooting was
"I had my gun on Montague," he
said, "and I pullod the trigger acci
dentally in my nervousness when he
stepped toward me. 1 would have
killed mysolf before I killed anyone
else, and I was nearly crazy when I
read in the papers the next day that
he had died.
Never Had Moment's Rest.
r'Sice that hour I haven't enjoyod
an hour's peaceful sleep. I always
swoirt tosee hint -fallofg, and tt see his
wife and two. littlo children that I
read about in tho papers, crying.
"I hav"o cursed myself and walked
the streets trying to fforgot, but I
couldn't. I don't care wliat they do
with mo. I would willingly give my
life if I could bring him back."
Bostick claims to be 22 yoars of
age. Ho became an outlaw, he said,
after he had failed in every legitimate
endeavor he had undertaken, ell re
fused to talk of his family and said
that ho has no friends.
Think He Made Them Dance,
His first "job" was the robbery of
a train at Richmond. His success
there inspired Another attempt. The
officers aro certain that he is the lone
bandit who robbed a mail car on a
Southern Fueit'ic train at San Jose,
compelling two clerks to pull mail tags
over their heads mid. dance for his
amusement. Bostick dismissed conver
sation regarding this robbery by say
ing, "They don't seem to have much
information about that job; you can
guess whatever you want, I won't asy
"I seem to bo a failure all arouud,"
liotick mournfully remarked after
he had been taken to his cell in the
county jail. "First I fail at every
thing decent I try, and then I full
down as a crook. Well, I dou't care
whut happens now, it will bo what I
deserve. "
frmmtn rnr.m leased wrni.1
Muncie, Ind., Dee. 25. Benjamin
Hnrrold, aged 50 years, a rural mail
carrier and father of Or villa Harrold,
the famous tenor, died hero today of
heart filuro In the city postoffice. The
rush Incidental to Christum was said
to have hastened his death.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 2. Upbraid
ed by his wife fur drinking, James
Carney, aged 52 years, shot her in the
bnek today with a double-barreled shot
gun, killing her, and then committed
The Weather
The Dickey Bird
says: Oregon: Pos
sibly showers to
night no. I tomor
row. Warmer,
with some sunshine.
Taxation Taken Out of Politics by
Warnes Bill and Then Ar Many
Other Important Laws.
Columbus, O., Dec. 25. Claiming that
Ohio has today on its statute books
more real progressive legislation, re
cently enacted, than many other states
of the Union,. Governor James M. Cox
today outlined through the United
Press, in the following article, which
Ohio's legislature has put through:
(Written for the United Prop.)
Upon Ohio's statute books today are
' written fifty-six of the most progros
I sive laws in the nation, evolved from
fifty-six campaign pledges to the peo
ple of Ohio before the last election.
I Thanks to a body of men composing
ulno's goneral assembly, so patriotic in
spirit that to oppose the right of the
people would be treason, Ohio is ena-
, blod todny to coll herself among the
foremost of tho statos enjoying the
freedom of the people's prerogatives
j I am grntoful for this opportunity to
j tell the poople of the nation whnt Ohio
has already done in the past eventful
twelvemonth. Briefly:
I Tho Warnes tax law tnkes taxation
out of politics, creates uniformity and
will bring to light every dollar of tax
able property in Ohio. It provides an
appointive taxing official in every
county. Locnl political bickerings, In
j fluonces and obligations are effectively
The mothers' ponsion law lovlos a
pittance of tnx on the comfortable for
the benefit of the needy the mothers
and their dependents. It will save
many families from want in every one
of Ohio's 88 counties the first year.
The second yenr we estimate it will in
crease in effectiveness 50 per cent.
Ohio's compulsory workmen's com
pensation law is a step in advance over
all of them. It provides a system of
claim investigation that defies fraud.
Tt gives both workman and employer
a square deal nt a negligible cost to
each and clears awny massos of costly
court litigntioii. Its compulsory feature
affords every workingmnn its benefit
and Insures protection to his depend
ents. The new liquor license act eliminated
3.104 dives and joints. Tt put out of
business nil of the wino-rooms so fre
quently patronized by young girls and
women and is a step toward higher mor
als, less debauchery, white slavery, and
common evils emanating from the In
fluences of liquor. It brings to light of
day of business that has thrived in the
dark. Tt absolutely eliminates objec
tionable liquor traffic and limits the
trndo to one saloon for every five hun
dred of population in counties now
known as "wot,."
Our "Blno Sky Law," operated by
the stnto banking department abolishes
the shady operations of illegitimate
lnnd sharks, wild cnt speculations nml
fake banking Institutions, Tt places
sole control in the right place.
Hoys under 10" snd girls under IS
years are barred from health racking
employments, an. evil so common In
most stntes, by Ohio's newly enacted
child labor lnw,
Ohio today has n genernl code of
good roads lnws. Most Important, Is
the. llites law, providing for a half mill
levy in every county to be used In the
construction of 12 main market mails
and n system of Inter-country roads
connecting every section with a fine
paved liiuhwny. A sum of kiiO.Wmi is
now in tho stnto treasury waiting to be
stient. It provides for the raising of
Isnn.nno annually for ten yenrs. It
will free Ohio from mmlhnlrs and pro
vide highways that will redtics the cost
of transportation of farm products.
The housewife's market basket Is
now protected by an act prohibition
combinations to fix prices snd provld-
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Search Being Made for Burly
Alarm That He Will Be Lynched Is Considered Certain
Christmas Festivities in Cop per Country Are Suspended,
and Nearly Every Man Is Looking for Miscreant Only
Three of Those Trampled to Death Unidentified. "
Calumet, Mich., Deo. 25. There were
were no Christmas festivities in the
copper country today. Instead hun
dreds of sorrowing fathers and mothers
whose little children had boen trampled
of smothered to death in the wild panio
that followed a false cry of fire at a
Christmas ovo entortainment in Ital
ian hall, at Bed Jackot, assembled at
the door of the Bed Jackot town bull,
and demanded . that their dead be re
stored to thorn. Inside the hall,
guarded by policomon and special dep
uties, lay the bodies of seventy-throe
persons, fifty-six of thorn children,
victims of tho "joke" of a big, in
united mns tamo wire
Des Moines, la., Doc, 25. A dyna
mitor entered the home of Mrs. Sophro
nia Johnson, agod 35, here early todav
and placed a bomb under hor bed. It
exploded, blowing off the loirs of Mrs.
Johnson and those of her daughtor,
Ophelia, aged 11. Tho houso
Florence, Doc. 25. Dnnatello's fa
mous stntuo of St. John tho Baptist,
winch was mado for his friond and
patron, Martelll, and bought by the
Itulian government for $SO,000, was
I'a 1 today in Duuatello's hall in tho
national museum after having re
mained hidden fivo centuries in tho
uld Martolli placo.
Some large sums have bocu offered
by foreign galleries and are collectors,
but tho law prevented It leaving the
Ing that violators shall bo fined and
sent to the stnto poiiltciitiary. There
Is also now no lonpholo for tho dealer
who uses short measures.
The stnto has appropriated ample
funds to fight tho great white slave
plaguo. It has in additiou considered
tho general health precautions moro
amply than evor bofore. Upon Ohio's
statuto books wnro also placed during
the past yenr, laws granting municipal
ities tho option of homo rulo In any
practical form; crentlng an efficient
Industrial commission; eliminating poll
tics through tho civil service; adjust
ing and simplifying court proceoduro;
ndequnto flood protection; providing
for a thorough Investigation of farm
credits; giving the stnto bonrd of chur-
illes general supervision of tho care of
nil dependent, neglected and delinquent
children; creating a stnto penitentiary
open air fnrm to be constructed and
worked by convicts; establishing ele
mentary day school for uneducated
prisoners In Ohio's penitentiary, fitting
the illiterate with stamina to resist evil
when released nml fnee Hie world with
an even break; a drastic anti-lobby law
and many more.
Tlin greatest object of my adminis
tration will have been accomplished
when the legislature this winter adopts
s progressive school system endorsed
by prominent educators nil over the
stato and lay delegates from evcrv
school district no matter how small. Tt
will prove adequate, thorough and ef
ficient supervision of every school In
Ohio and s high standard will be re
quired of every teacher old Snd young.
Drunken Man Who Shouted
toxicated man, whose identity haa nob
been learned.
Nearly every man iu . tha copper;
country today searcher1 r this man.
The police had a i '
cription and;
are confident ho
fore night. Tf '
if captured,
the foreign
country is a
reasoning ar
fear which
aptured bo
! bo lynched
i today, as
, the copper
,4i i.'ury as nn-i '
;,3 ti'iolo as wag the;
- impelled thosoj
' i ml?la 8d crush
?tn to death; . .
in Italian
women and, Xui.
Only three of thoso who died in labfc
night's panic remained unidentified to
itay. At a mass mooting callod for this
afternoon, plans will be made for 4
public funornl of all of the dead.
De Molay Comuiaudory No. 5,
Knights Templar, of this city, hold its
Christmas sorvices in the beautiful
Masonic lodge rooms, at 9 o'clock this
morning. Those sorvices are held at
the same hour In the entire jurisdic
tion of tho United Stales, and are all
hold when it is 12 o'clock at the place
of residence of the Grand Eminent
Commander, which this yoar is at Chi
cago, and which makos the hour here
tt in tho morning.
Kminotit Commander, Sir Knight T. R.
Wilson, culled the Knights to order,
and tho services which were Indeed
beautiful and imprcesive, began with
prayer by Eminent Prolate, Sir Knight
Burnett. Mrs. Hallie Parish Hinges,
Mrs. Will Unbcoek and Miss Margaret
Hodge gave the vocal selections splend
idly, Miss Mary Schultz, with violin
and Miss Sheltou piano, accompanying.
Four toasts wore given, and drank;
by the Sir Knights standing. Thesa
toasts aro alwnys drank in ut pure
water aud they were rospoudod to ast
''To theOrjind Eminent Commander,"
by Sir Knight Thielson, who spoke
feelingly and paid a fine tribute to the
order goiionilly, as did Sir Knight Kay,
in respondiu g to the toast "To the
Knights Templar, whore ovor dis
bursed," Tho toast "To tho Grand Masters,"
was responded to by Sir Knight More
land, who gave a brief but very In
teresting history of the earlier grand
masters of the state. 'To the Uoyivl
Arch Chapter," wus responded to by
Sir Knight I'enrce, who dwelt on tho
beauties of fraternity and brothorly
love, which ti.u Christinas time brings
so prominently to all Christian people.
The services wero very beautiful and
the music, it is unnecestiary to say a
word about it, since it Is known who
furnished it,
The old fashioned boy whoso odea
of wealth wns to own a goat ith a
real harness now has a son who would
turn up his nose at anything smaller
Minn a l cylinder roadster.