Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 06, 1913, Page 5, Image 5

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L. F. Morris Admits Making
Counterfeits, but Denies
Passing Bad Money.
Sheriff Fears West Will Not
Carry Out Threat to Inves
tigate Bandon Affair.
Secret Service Agent Believes Tale of
Prisoner, Who Says This Is His
First Offense and Refuses
to Name Accomplices.
ALBANY, Or., Aug. 6. (Special.)
Charged with being a member of a
gang of counterfeiters who have been
operating on Kiger's Island, in the
"Willamette Klver, sx miles above Cor
vallls, L F. Morris was arrested today
by William A. Glover, of the Govern
ment Secret Service. He was placed
in the Linn County Jail and a deputy
United States Marshal will arrive here
tomorrow to take him to Portland to
appear in the Federal Court.
Morris came to Albany three months
ago and has been working steadily as
a sign painter. In his shop when he
was arrested were found three spu
rious dollars.
Several weeks ago the Government
Secret Service learned of attempts at
counterfeiting on Kiger's Island. Some
counterfeit coins and moulds were
found by Glover In an old cabin on the
Island. All of the counterfeits found
were of small denominations. An in
vestigation implicated Morris. At the
request of Glover Albany officers have
watched him for several weeks, the
Government officers gathering evi
dence in the meantime. When Glover
arrived today Morris surrendered with
out trouble.
Glover intimates that at least one
of the others Implicated will be appre
hended soon.
Morris denies that ho ever passed or
attempted to pass any counterfeit
coins, but admits he knew the men at
work on Kiger's Island. For six weeks.
Just prior to coming to Albany, Morris
says he was cutting wood on Kiger's
Island, and during that time he was
involved in some experiments at coun
terfeiting in a cabin, where the coun
terfeit coins were found. He asserts
that the experiments were a failure
and no coins suitable for passing were
manufactured. He says he never tried
to pass any himself, and so far as he
knows none of the others who worked
with him did. He refuses to give the
names or number of the men who
worked at the cabin. All were ama
teurs, says Morris. "The 83 found In
my shop were kept as curios," says
Morris. "I never dreamed of any
trouble, as I had never tried to pass
a single coin."
Glover believes the work on Kiger"s
Island was an experiment of amateurs.
Morris asserts this is the first time he
has been in any trouble. He is 28 years
old and is unmarried and formerly
lived at Hood River. His parents re
side In California.
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Two Movable Schools Will
Southern Part of State.
Corvallls, Aug. 5. (Special.) Itinera
ries for the two movable schools, which
the extension division of O. A. C. will
send out August 9 for six weeks of
service throughout the state, are now
practically completed and local ar
rangements for the work have been
made in the towns and rural centers to
be visited during the first three weeks
of the trip by the college professors
and their co-workers of the State
Dairy and Food Commission and the
Oregon Social Hygiene Society.
There will be one "general welfare"
Bchool, with a corps of seven instruc
tors, who will hold two-days' sessions
in the larger towns of the state, and
two smaller parties handling agricul
tural subjects in other communities. A
lecturer, representing the Oregon So
cial Hygiene Society, will accompany
the former staff. State Dairy and Food
Commissioner J. D. Mickle and Deputy
M. S. Schrock will assist with the ag
rictiltural institutes.
The southern itinerary for the "gen
eral welfare" school will Include Ash
land, Medford, Grants Pass, Roseburg,
Cottage Grove and Eugene. The agri
cultural schools will make Drain, Yon
calla, Oakland, Myrtle Creek, Canyon
ville. Day's Creek. Riddle, Klamath
Falls, Dryden, Glendale, Creswell,
Pnrlngfleld, Brownsville and Monroe.
All three parties will then start north
for a three weeks' trip, holding classes
in a number of towns between Corvallis
and Portland and covering the territory
from Tillamook to Ontario.
Complete equipment for demonstra
tions and illustrated lectures will be
carried to emphasize Important fea
tures of the work, and no effort will
be spared in carrying the practical in
struction of the Agricultural College to
the people of the state.
Owner of Machine, "Who Was in
Charge, Says One of Companions
Made Grab for Wheel.
ROSEBURG, Or., Aug. 5. (Special.)
That either Fendall Sutherlin or Mrs.
Helen Wllbanks grasped the steering
wheel of his large touring car and
thereby detoured it from the road
through a near-by fence was the sub
stance of a written explanation made
public here today by James Hildeburn,
owner of the ill-fated car and one of
the nine persons who sustained injur
ies as a result of an auto accident this
morning. While openly accusing Suth
erlin or Mrs. Wllbanks of interfering
with the steering wheel, Mr. Hildeburn
says that the one responsible is ex
cusable on the grounds that they were
excited and probably thought that he
had lost control of the machine.
While numerous theories as to how
the accident occurred have been ad
vanced, Mr. Hildeburn insists that he
was driving along the road at a speed
not to exceed 15 miles an hour when his
dog Jumped from the running board
and in front of the car. Mr. Hildeburn
says he turned the car slightly to avoid
striking the dog, when either SutheTlln
or Mrs. Wilbanks grasped the steering
wheel. An instant later the car darted
off the road, crashed through a fence
and, after ploughing through soft dirt
for some distance, halted in an or
chard SO feet from the right of way.
As the caT left the road the occupants
were thrown to the ground violently.
Gertrude Hildeburn is suffering from
a fracture of the nose and concussion
of the brain. She will recover. Fen
dall Sutherlin sustained a fractured
shoulder blade, a broken jaw. sprained
ankle and bruises. Herman Marks was
injured about the head and spine. Mrs.
Wilbanks, whose recovery is doubtful.
sustained a puncture or the cnest cav
ity. Others slightly injured were Roy
Rhoadman. James Hildeburn, Maud
Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brand.
The party was returning from
drive to Oakland at the time of the
accident. All are prominent locally.
Mrs. Wilbanks' mother is expected here
tomorrow from California. The car is
badly damaged.
Indications Point to Great Three
Days' Meeting at Seaside.
SEASIDE, Or., Aug. 5. With the
Clatsop County Co-operative Cheese
Company donating $50 towards the
three days' horse and motorcycle rac
ing, which Is to be held on the beach
August 9, 10 and 11, and the financial
success with which the amusement
committee is meeting from the busi
ness men. the beach racing events
promise to be one of the best ever held
in Seaside.
Motorcycle racing men who are stop
ping at Seaside, Gearhart and Cannon
Beach are taking active interest in the
races. I. J. Williamson, who has
charge of the horse racing events, is in
communication with several prominent
horsemen, making inquiries about the
running events. A number of Portland
owners have expressed their intention
of bringing their, horses down to the
These races will be held at Seaside
and not at Gearhart, as some one has
spread the rumor.
Thirteen Young Men Recommended
for National Guard Commissions,
LEGE, Corvallis, Aug. 5. (Special.)
Thirteen O. A. C. cadets, members
of the graduating classes of 1912 and
1!13, have been recommended for com
missions in the Oregon National
Guard. News to this effect has been
received I-y Commandant Hennessey
In form of an official circular sent
out from Oregon National Guard head
quarters over the signature of Ad1u
tan-General W. E. Finzer by order of
the commancer-in-cmer.
This procedure is in conformity
with a general order of the War
Department issued In 1909 providing
for such recommendations in the
cases of students who show special
aptitude for military service and
have satisfactory college records.
Ttio Oregon Agricultural College
graduates so recommended under this
order are: E. G. Rice, F. A. Miller
and Carl N. Anderson, of Portland; S
C llcKa.iden. Corvallis: H. I. Smith,
.uarsnrieid; B. linrara, Hubbard
cocu Moffitt. Junction City: W. I.
Dutton, Robert T. McKee and Guy D.
Cronemlller, Lakevlew; Rowley Crultt.
Vellen. and D. Brooks Hogan, Lebanon.
Cottage Grove Country Storm-Hit.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Aug. 6. (Spe
ciai.j A severe freak storm that
seemed to hit a small section of the
Row River Valley caught a party of
automoblllsts bound for Sharps Creek
featuraay evening.
The storm struck the Caldwell party
a couple of miles west of the Red
, bridge. A couple of miles the other
side of the bridge residents had known
nothing of the severity of the storm,
University of Oregon Adds
Its Faculty.
Leach. Refuses Assistance of Social
ists and Apparently Willing to
Leave, Says One of Criti
cised Officers,'
COQUTT.TiK. Or.. Aur. . 6. fSoeclHl
The threat of Governor- West to insti
tute an investigation into the attitude
or Coos County officers in the deporta
tion proceedings and to remove from
office those who were lax in official
duties comes as music to the ears of
Sheriff W. W. Gage. The Sheriff today
siaiea -mat ne courted a full and com
plete investigation and only feared
tnat the Chief Executive would not
carry out his promise in the matter.
Sheriff Gage says he stands pre
pared to convince the inquisitors that
ur. jLeacn refused protection at Ban
don on the day of his deportation and
also tnat Leach further, declined the
good offices of Socialist friends who
desired to telephone the Sheriff in this
city for protection upon his arrival
here by boat. The Sheriff says Leach
paid his own fare from Bandon to Co
quille, which he says would indicate
that Leach was willing to take his de
parture Immediately.
Lpon Leach's arrival Attorney E. L.
Cannon, of Salem, wired Sheriff Gage
to meet Leach at Mrytle Point, as he
desired to return to Bandon forthwith,
and give him all necessary protection
To this the Sheriff replied that he
would enforce all laws for the protec
tion of persons within the scope of his
duties and would give Leach the same
protection accorded other citizens, but
that he found no warrant of law oblig-
ng him to act as an escort to any per-
son. Cannon advised Leach to have any
persons threatening him placed under
bond to keep the peace.
The Coos County officials want the
Governor to make a personal investi
gation of the so-called mob rule.
C. V. Dyment Joins Department of
Journalism J. P. O'Hara Will
Teach History Dr. Hodge, of 1
Clark, Is Xoted Biologist.
Aug. 5 (Special.) Three , more in
structors for the University or Oregon
faculty were announced yesterday fol
lowing a meeting of a committee of
the board" of regents. These are: Dr.
Clifton Fremont Hodges, biologist, of
Clark University, to be connected with
the extension department; C. V. Dy
ment, Northwest editor of the Oregon
Journal, to be an assistant professor
n the department of journalism, and J.
P. O'Hara to be an instructor in history.
Dr. Hodges comes to the university
for but a single year, having obtained
a leave of absence for that length of
time from Clark University In order
that he may study Oregon conditions.
He has headed the biological depart
ment of Clark for 24 years. His work
in Oregon will carry him into every
part of the state to extend the serv
ices of the .university to the state's
municipalities. Dr. Hodges has made a
study of the fly nuisance, and has
been instrumental in a number of East
ern cities, notably Washington and
Baltimore, in eliminating the files by
removal of their breeding places. Elim
lnatlon of rats and other city problems
of this nature will come within the du
ties of the doctor.
Mr. Dyment was graduated from the
University of Toronto and began his
Western newspaper career in 1900 on
the Spokesman-Review. The depart
ment of Journalism was opened Just a
year ago with Eric W. Allen, of the
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, in charge.
Mr. O'Hara. new instructor in the
department of history, is a member of
the State Textboon commission.
War Secretary Reaches Seattle and
Will Start for Home Today.'
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 5. Secre
tary of War Garrison. General Leonard
Wood and accompanying Army officers
arrived in Seattle by steamer late to
day, after inspecting Forts Flagler,
Worden, Casey and Ward, the artillery
posts which protect the Strait of Fuca
and the Puget Sound Navy yard. They
were met at the wharf by a committee
of the King County Democratic Club
and escorted to a hotel. No special en
tertainment was planned for tonight.
Secretary Garrison tomorrow will In
spect Fort Lawton, the military post
Just north or Seattle. At noon he will
be the guest of the Commercial Club
at a luncheon and later in tne alter
noon he will begin his homeward jour
Site for Oregon Building at Exposi
tion to Be Chosen at Once.
Kl "( ; V X !:. Or Aug. 6. (Special.) R.
A. Booth, chairman of the Oregon Pan
ama Exposition Commission, joined the
other members of the Commission on
the Shasta Limited here tonight en
route to San Francisco to view the site
of the Oregon building.
It Is the purpose of the Commission
to determine upon the type of building
as soon as the site has been Inspected
and to make an effort to have the Ore
gon budding the first one erect
ed. Oregon has appropriated $175,000
to cover the expenses of the state ex
Mill Closes Down for Repairs.
HOULTON, Or.. Aug. 5. (Special.)
The mill at Trenholm broke down Sat
urday, putting many men out of work.
It will be some weeks before the mill
can start again.
Wilson Wonld Accept Statue.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. President
Wilson today asked permission of Con
gress to accent a itatua of William
indicating that the storm, center. waaPltts, sent to him by. British, admirers.
Bellfountain Branch Will Be Ex
tended in Time Into Alsea. River
Territory, Thence to Waldport.
EUGENE, Or, Aug. 6. (Special.)
A hitherto almost inaccessible section
of the Oregon coast ultimately will be
reached by the Portland, Eugene &
Eastern, according to President Stra-
horn, who announced while here yes
terday that the Alpine branch of the
Portland, Eugene & Eastern will be
extended seven miles and the Bellfoun
tain branch ten miles this year, reach-
ing almost to the crest of the Coast
It Is the Bellfountain branch which
Is, in time, to be extended into the
Alsea River territory and thence to
Waldport, on Alsea Bay. The imme
diate purpose "of the extensions Is de.
velopment of timber territory, for even
now ten carloads of logs a day are be
ing carried on the Bellfountain line
and seven cars a day of piling and ties
an the Alpine branch.
When Stephen Carver built his Cor
vallis & Alsea south from CorvalHs he
intended to cross the mountains, which
at this place are comparatively low,
into the Alsea territory, and the line
Into Monroe was a sort of branch for
the accommodation of the Wilhelm
flour mills. This little branch from
Alpine Junction to Monroe has now
become a link in the Portland-Eugene
line of the Portland, Eugene & East
ern. The plan of reaching the Coast
country, however, has not been given
up, and in the course of time the rails
will reach one of the rich dairying
and fishing sections of the Coast coun
try and one of the prettiest vacation
spots imaginable.
Proposed Reduction Will Cut Cost
on Outside of Buildings.
Reduction of the fee for the inspec
tion of electric lighting on the outside
of buildings, on marquises and for the
Installation of motors and generators,
will be recommended to the City Com
mission by a committee appointed re
cently to revise the city's electric code.
The committee practically completed its
work yesterday and will prepare a code
in written form at once.
If the code is adopted by the Com
mission there will be a reduction from
5 cents to 3 cents per outlet on fixtures
for the decoration of buildings on the
outside, for the installation of lights
in marquise entrances and for the in
stallation in certain specified places of
motors and electric generators or dyna
mos. No reduction for lignts on tne
inside of buildings or residences is con
Another change in the code will be
the regulation of the number of cir
cuits on a basis of floor space Instead
of by the number of outlets. At pres
ent six outlets are permitted on each
circuit. The size of the lights used
often overtaxes the wires and increases
fire danger. Under the present ordl
nance It Is impossible to control this.
By changing the basis to that of the
amount of floor space to be lighted the
problem, it is thought, will be solved
and fire protection will be greater.
Northwestern Electric to (Jive Serv'
ice January 1, Says Magnate.
Mortimer Fleishhacker, the San
Francisco banker, who, with his broth
er. Herbert Fleishhacker, is the con
trolling factor in the Northwestern
Electric Company, arrived in Portland
yesterday and. prepared to pass a few
days in the city looking alter tne com
pany s business.
He is giving particular attention to
the construction of the new buildin
on the Fittock block, bounded by Wash
Ington, Tenth, Stark and West Park
streets, which is being erected by th
Fleishhackers and their associates. The
basement of this building will house
the steam-heating plant that Is
warm the business district of the city.
He expects to visit the hydro-elec
tric plant at White Salmon, which will
suppiy the principal electric curren
for the light and power service fo
which the city has granted the com
pany a franchise. He predicts that
the Northwestern will be ready to sup
ply a partial service, at least, by Jan
uary 1.
New Fall Modes
Suits and Coats
for Ladies and Misses
I am opening each day direct from New York
Fashion's latest creations in handsome apparel
for Fall wear. You are cordially invited to calL
Suits $19.50 upwards
Coats $15.00 upwards
Third Floor.
Morrison Street at Fourth
For a Good
a Delightful ' ' i '
or a Little After
Theater Supper
Ye Oregon Grill
.The Only
Genuine Rathskellar
in America.
Musical Revue '
- Extraordinary
iYe Oregon
Cabaret Girls
and the Revue
in an entire new pro
gramme of specialties.
Signor Marino
and Orchestra.
Three Shows a Day,
During Lunch, Dinner
and After the Theater.
Hotel Oregon
Wrleht-JMekmson Hotel Co., Props.,
Chu. WrlBht. Pres.
M. C. Dickinson, Managing Director.
works on the other side of Tankton
is still burning, sweeping up great
stretches of the finest timber and ag
ricultural land. It has been burning
steadily for nearly a week. Although
men of the logging camp and from
Yankton-are out fighting It, It seems
to be beyond control.
Chehalis County Automobiles Out
value by Far Farm Machinery.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Aug. 5. (Spe
cial.) The total valuation of personal
property in Chehalis County as found
by the Assessor, is $5,665,987, an in
crease of 11,368,640 over the persona!
property of a year ago. The "taxable
personal property amounts to ?4,807,
074, or 81,396,799 more than was listed
year ago.
There is five times as much invested
in automobiles in the county as is in
vested In farm machinery, and pianos
outvalue the sewing machines of the
county by five times, and the libraries
by three times.
Potato Yield Is 300 Bushels Acre.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Aug. 5. (Spe.
claL) Three hundred bushels' of pota
toes to the acre is no small yield, even
for the Cottage Grove country, but that
is the ratio at which George M. Miller
is digging tubers out of two acres of
his ranch this year. The potatoes are
of the Burbank variety, of good size
and smooth and clean. Three or four
years ago Mr. Miller had about four
acres of the spuds, which went 400
bushels to the acre.
German Swallows Acid, Dies.
GRANTS PASS. Or., Aug. 5. (Spe
cial.) Herman W. Westerhide today
swallowed an ounce of carbolic acid
that resulted in. his death. Before
taking the acid his wife took from
Westerhide a revolver with which he
intended to kill himself. Westerhide
United Railways
FOR UNNTOS Daily except Sun
day. 6:40 A.M.; daily. 9:10 A. M.,
11:20 A.M., 2:15 P.M., 4:10 P.M.,
7:45 P.M., 11:35 P.M.: also 10 P.
M. Saturdays and Sundays.
FOR. BTm.lXSGTOS Daily, 6:15 A.
M. 7:30 A.M.. 3:05 P.M.. S:10 P.M.:
also 9:10 A.M., 11:20 A. M. and
2:15 P.M. Sundays.
FOR HllKESBORO Daily, 8:i0 A.
M., 10:10 A.M., 1:05 P.M. and 6:10
P.M. ,
A. M.. 11:05 A. M.. 1:15 P.M. and
4:20 P. M.
A. M.. 9:05 A. M., 4:05 P.M. and
6:15 P.M.; also 10:15 A.M., 1:10
P.M. and 3:12 P.M. Sundays.
LEAVE LIXNTOX Dally, 12:15 A.
M.. 6:15 A. M.. 10:28 A. M., 1:25 P.
M., 3:25 P.M., 4:55 P.M., 7 P. M
10:50 P.M.; also 9:15 P.M. Satur
days and Sundays.
Daily except Sunday. Trains make
all Intermediate stops.
W. C. Wilkes,
Asst. Gen'l Frt- and Pass. Agt
R. If. Crosier,
Asst. Gen'l Pass. Agt.
was a native of Germany. Three yeari
ago he married Mrs. Minnie E. Schall
horn. a wealthy widow, of this place.
Junction City Couple Wed.
JUNCTION CITY. Or.. Aug. 5. (Spe
cial.) Elbert Butler and Miss Edith
Wrenn were married at Smithfleld
Sunday. The young people are resi
dents of Junction City. Mr. Butler has
been operating a farm and they will
preside a few miles from the city.
Vaudeville, Legitimate Plays an
Pictures to Be Offered.
CORVAXXJS, Or., Aug. 5. (Spe
cial.) The new Majestic Theater,
erected by Johnson Porter and leased
by Small & Whiteside, was opened
here tonight with vaudeville and pic
tures. The new theater adjoins the
Hotel Julian. This is a combination
house, with pictures six nights a week
and vaudeville three nights a week.
Legitimate shows will be handled, and
the Cort . bookings will be presented
this Winter.
The new house seats 900 persons,
and Small & Whiteside have spent S10.
000 in equipping it with all modern ap-"
pllances. The theater is finished in
old rose and gold, with velour hang
ings and Louis XV frescoes, is steam
heated and the seats are upholstered
in leather.
Small & "Whiteside also will continue
to operate the Crystal Theater, a
moving-picture house.
Bareback Rider Is Injured.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 5. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. John L. Lawson, who re
cently moved here from Eugene, met
with disastrous results In an attempt
to show her husband that she could
ride bareback. The horse started to
go too fast.nd she lumped, dislocating'
her shoulder and sustaining other in
juries. Her accident was one of a se
ries here. Mrs. James Forty, an old
resident of Bay Park; Garbiel Kaova
witch, a miner from Libby, and J. L.
Stevens, & Coos River rancher, have
recently 4een injured.
Forest Fire Near Yankton.
HOTJLTON, Or Aug. 5. (Special.)
The forest fire which Is burning out
at tne Peninsula Logging Company's
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Think of those times when you have yearned for a real home of your own
when you have grown impatient with the barriers that have forced you to exist in
hot, noisy, ill-ventilated, cramped flats or apartments, offering no" privacy ! Don't
you often get a longing to put on some old clothes and work around your own gar
den and lawn, and when you feel like it lie down on the grass and smoke your pipe
and reflect that you have been fixing the place up for yourself and not your land
lord? Many of your friends have achieved this whom you know to be no more
capable than you! It is merely a matter of developed opportunity.
You pay rent, do you notT Suppose you applied that same check towards this
dainty little home in LAURELHURST ! It would not cost you but very little more,
and at the end of a few years that pass very swiftly instead of being the owner of
a pile of musty receipts, you would be the owner of this lovely house and lot in
LAURELHURST, a district your wife and children will always be-proud to claim
as their home.
"We will give you the figures and you can prove to yourself that it can be done.
Don't walk down and throw any more of your money into the river.
Will you not let our home-selling department, having its own auto service, show
you TODAY how you may reach out and grasp this opportunity t
Call at Laurelhurst Co.'s office, 270Vs Stark St., or see Clements & Delahunty at
Tract Office, East Thirty-ninth and Glisan Streets.
Listings of first-class homes desired.
MEAD & MURPHY, Sales Agents for gCVJrllVVJn?l
The Addltloa Wltb Character.