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TTTR arOTtXIXG OKEGOXTAX. TRIDAT, DECEMBER 19, . 1913.
BLUE ALL PUT Oil
Louise Ferris, Betrothed to 50
Men at Once, Declared
Leader in Swindle.
PARENTS CHANGE PLEAS.
Government Says Girl Lured Men,
Mother Mailed letters, Sister
Warned Suitors Away, and
leather Threatened Them.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 1. Martin W.
Farris. of Princeton. InL, who. with
his wife and daughter. Louisa, and
Ora. were Indicted here on a charge of
misusing the mails in operating a
matrimonial bureau, baa told Judge
Anderson in the Federal Court that
Louise alone was responsible for what
Charles W. Miller, the District At
torney, characterized as one of tbe big
Rest matrimonial swindles operated In
Farris and his wife appeared In court
yesterday and withdrew pleas of not
guilty and entered pleas of guilty,
which they withdrew after Mr. Miller
had outlined the Government's case.
Miss X.ouis pleaded guilty to the
charges when arraigned Tuesday.
She has not been sentenced. Miss Ora
has not been arraigned.
Girl Eagaged to BO Men.
Mr. Miller in outlining the Govern
ment's case declared that the plan of
the swindle was for Louise to write
letters to men who wished to marry her.
Mrs. Farris mailed the letters, he sal4
Ora warned away prospective bride
grooms and if they became insistent
the father threatened them. Five of
the men who had proposed to Louise,
arrived in Princeton at the same time.
Mr. Miller said, and at one time she
was engaged to GO men. One of the
victims who sent Louise xiou was a
prominent pujtllist. the District At
According to Mr. Miller, there always
was a scramble at the Farris home in
Princeton when packages or letters
arrived, and the first member of the
family to open a package or letter kept
Dlssrnatlrd Oaes Threatened.
Mr. Miller told of many prospective
bridegrooms who had sent diamond
bracelets, diamond rings, money and
Louise, who confessed her part In the
scheme. Mr. Miller said, told Mr. Miller
that she wrote to the disgruntled lov
ers threatening to have them arrested
i for "trying to lure a young. Innocent
girl away from home" if return of
money and Jewelry was demanded.
After Farris and his wife had lis
tened to Mr. Millers story of their
swindle, they withdrew their pleas of
guilty and again pleaded not guilty.
Judge Anderson ordered the bonds
of Farris and his wife Increased to
$1000, and they were taken to Jail,
being unable to furnish tbe amount.
The date of their trial was not set.
$137,632 CHECK 3UYS CROP
i:-cord Individual Wheat Deal!
Closed at Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Dec. 18.
(Special.) The largest check ever is
sued in the Northwest, It Is claimed, in
payment for the wheat crop of an Indi
vidual was signed today by the Jones
Kcott Company and was turned over to
George Drumheller. It called for 137.
632 24 at the First National Bank, and
was In payment for 173,421 bushels of
This Is a little over 144 carloads or
grain. The wheat was club, turkey red,
bluestem and forty-foid. and was
bought on the basts of 75 cents for
club and 85 cents for bllestem.
Two years ago the Jones Scott Com
pany gave out a check for $65,000 to
Mr. Drumheller for his wheat. This'
was the largest check up to that time.
The grain will go to Tacoma and
Portland and shipment has already
CITY BACKS STREET DANCE
han JrTancisco Pays Fiddler for
Tango and Boston Dip.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 18. Spon
sored by the city, the first of a series
of public street dances will be held
tomorrow night In one of the outlying
residence districts. The city will fur
nish the music, lights and police, the
latter having been Instructed to aee
that proper decorum is observed. The
dance programme, which will begin at
$ o'clock and end at 11. Includes the
tango and the "Boston dip."
The second public street dance will
be held next Saturday night In another
section of the city, and the third of
the series Is already arranged for New
Year's eve. In the downtown district.
FITZGERALD DROPS OUT
Iloston Mayor Too 111 to Complete
Race for Re-electiou.
BOSTON. Dec 18. Mayor Fitzgerald
announced last night his withdrawal
from the Mayoralty contest. An Illness
which kept him In bed ten days after
be collapsed suddenly while making a
personal investigation of the Arcadia
lodging-house fire. Is given as the
reason for his action.
It is said that the Mayor has no or
ganic trouble and that after a rest he
will be himself again.
The Illness came In the midst of a
campaign for re-election in which the
Mayor was opposed by five candidates.
DERELICT VESSEL SIGHTED
St lKKiner Aloha Drifting In Path of
Steamers on Sound.
SEATTLE. Wash, Dec 18. The
derelict schooner Aloha, which broke
away from a tug after having been
Abandoned by her crew In a storm
nearly two weeks ago, was sighted off
Destruction Island today. In the path
of steamers plying In the coastwise
This Is the first time the Aloha has
been sighted since she broke away
from the tug.
Republic disaster nearly five years ago.
in which "Jack" Binns figured as a
hero by remaining hours at his operat
ing post, and the Radio Wireless Tele
phone Company as a result was
swamped with orders for stock, accord
ing to testimony given by Elmer E.
Burllngame in Federal Court here to
day. Burlingame is on trial with James
Dunlop Smith. Samuel E. Darby and
E. E. DeForeat, accused of making
fraudulent uses of the malls in pro
moting the radio company's stock. The
witness was the second of the defend
ants to take the stand. Darby having
completed his testimony In his own be-
nalt . i
Burlingame told of bow a great deal
of money was raised by stock selling
after the sinking of the Republic. "For
six months' he testified, "when the
world was wireless mad, the money
Just poured In to us without any great
effort on our part."
Burlingame testified the company
had planned to build up a great wire
less telephone and telegraph system
covering the entire country. The trial
will be resumed tomorrow.
WATER POI.O HONORS" WOX OVER
PORTLAND BATHS TEAM.
WORLD "WIRELESS MAD"
Witness Says Republic Disaster Made
Stock. Sell Easily.
SEW YORK. Dec IS. The world
was wlxeiess mad after the steamship
Series Takea la Four Games Straight.
Another Programme of Coatests
May Be Arranged.
Multnomah Club's water polo .team
won the M. M. Ringler trophy Wednes
day night from the Portlapd Baths
team, when the latter went under in the
fourth game of a series. The contest
waa played at Multnomah Club and the
score was 4 to 2.
Creasey, the new star of the Portland
team, made a beautiful throw from the
center of the field in the second half,
making the only score for his aggrega
tion. Kosengreen, the star goal-tender of
the Portland team, was back in the
lineup, but waa not able to cope with
the deft flings of the Multnomah men.
Ross and McMurray tnrew ine nng-
orn for th rlub. both In the same can
In the second part of the game the
Portland seven, came to life and held
the Multnomah dolphins from further
scoring, besides making their own wuiy.
This series was four out of seven,
and Professor Cody's men won the four.
Another series may be started after
th holidays with three teams the
Multnomah Club. Portland Baths and
Spalding's Athletics. The latter team Is
a probability, while the first two are
certain to nave anoiner series.
The teams lined up as follows:
r. wheeler C.K. Rosengreen
Hois C.F. Byrnes
Preble C Roller
Spamer K.F ferry
Llndalrom LF Cruej
McMurray RG. Bowen
Art Allen LG Sullivan
Officials Ludwls. referee; Bert Allen and
W. Hale, goal scorers.
MOB ARRESTS PREDICTED
District Attorney Says He Has Clews
to Williston Lynchers.
WILLISTON, N. D., Dec 18. State's
Attorney Burdlck. or Williams County,
who Is conducting tbe investigation
and attempting to place the respon
sibility for the lynching Tuesday morn
ing, December 1C, of Cleve Culbertson,
convicted murderer of the Dillon fam
ily at Ray, said tonight:
' "Our search for evidence as to the
identity of the members of the mob
that hanged Culbertson has necessarily
been quite general, but I believe we
have clews which may ultimately lead
to the positive identification of some
of the participants. In the outrage and
"The lynching may be attributed to
two causes. One waa that Culbertson
received a life sentence in the state
prison Instead of being sentenced to
hang. The other was the fear that the
prisoner might be pardoned within a
short time. This feeling was coupled
with the fact that six murderers had
obtained clemency within a day or two
of the time the Culbertson Jury re
ported its verdict."
MRS. ASTORJGIVES WINDOW
Widow or Titanic Victim Endow
Church of Late Husband.
RH1NEBECK. N. Y., Dec. 18. A
memorial window has been placed
in the Church of the Messiah here
by Mrs. Madeline Talmadge Force
Astor, in memory of her husband, who
perished on the Titanic.
Colonel Astor was senior warden of
the church at the time of his death,
and his funeral was held from this
There are three panels In the win
dow. The center one represents
Christ walking on the water, and each
one of the two side panels shows a
standing female figure. The words,
"Bo not afraid" are near the top, and
a memorial inscription at the bottom
is as follows:
"In loving memory of John Jaoob
Astor. born July 13, 18(4; died April
HEIRS TO $100,000 GOOtE
Estate in Oakland, Cal., Begging for
Someone to Claim It.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 18 A $100.
000 estate Is going begging in this city
because the beneficiaries in tbe will of
John Joseph Ross, a soldier of fortune,
who died In Guatemala many years ago,
cannot be found. The legatees are An
drew Benjamin Ross. George W. Ross
and Elisabeth Roas, all of whom are
said to be brothers and sisters -of John
The San Francisco fire of 190 de
stroyed the municipal marriage records,
which would have shed some light on
the whereabouts of the missing heirs.
Ross came to this city in 1882. married
and shortly afterward went to Central
America, where he laid the foundation
of a fortune. The witnesses to the
church wedding and the priest who of
ficiated are dead. An attorney is en
gaged in a search for the relatives.
Infected Fruit Trees Get Ax.
Acting on the orders of County Fruit
Inspector Wlndle and State Inspector
Stansberry, 2800 fruit trees on the H.
Metzger ranch, at East Seventy-sixth
street and PowelL Valley road were
destroyed yesterday. Metzger, It la
said, waa served a month ago with an
order to spray the trees on the tract,
as a protection to trees on neighboring
tracts, and was allowed SO days to
comply with the order. When he re
fused to obey the order Inspector
Wlndle had the trees cut down. They
were said to be decaying from lack
of attention, some of them having
every brand of tree ailment. They
had not been sprayed for several years
Mr. Wlndle said.
Grand Trunk Pacific Floats Notes.
LONDON. Dec 18. A note Issue by
the Grand Trunk Paclflo for $10,000,000
at 6 per cent for seven years, has been
underwritten. The Issue price is 97
and the notes are secured by the de
posit of 4 per cent debentures to a
value ot $16,000,009 with the. trustees.
Last Week-End Before Christmas!
ALL OUR PRICES ARE REDUCED
ON BOYS' APPAREL --BUY NOW!
Boys' "Winter Suits and Overcoats for Christmas buy
ers at genuine reductions from regular prices.- Clothing
of style and reliability, showing superior -workmanship.
Choose Today and Tomorrow for your boys' Christmas.
Girls' Coats Reduced
Girls' $ 6.00 Coats now only...$4.50
Girls' $ S.50 Coats now only. ..5.50
Girls' $10.00 Coats now only... $6.85
Girls' $12.50 Coats now only... $8.35
Girls' $15.00 Coats now only... $9.85
Girls' $ 7.50 Raincoats $5.85
Girls' $10.00 Raincoats ...$6.S5
Girls' $12.50 Raincoats $8.35
Suits and Overcoats ... $ 3.50
Suits and Overcoats ... $ 4.85
Suits and Overcoats . . . $ 5.35
Suits and Overcoats ... $ 5.95
Suits and Overcoats . . '. $ 7.85
Suits and Overcoats . . . $ 9.85
Suits and Overcoats . . . $11.85
Boys' $1.25. corduroy
Knicker trousers, S5&
Boys' $1.25 wool under
Boys' $1.50 and $2 tor-'
tie -neck and V-neck
Boys' 50c Bradley muf
flers, 25 6
Boys' $3 to $7.50 bath
50c and 75c wool stock
ing caps, 25 & 35d
Infants' $1 and. $1.25
The Same Reductions on Russian Blouse. Suits
The Boys' Store, Second Floor
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Morrison Street at Fourth
RAINIER BOWLERS WIN
BREWERS' TEAM EASII.Y DEFEATS
TRIAXGLK COLLAR COMPAXY.
Joe Gideons, of Commercial league,
Also Take Two Game From
The Rainier Brewers defeated the Tri
angle Collar Company bowlers Wednes
day night on the Saratoga Alleys, three
games straight. The Joe Gideons, also
of the Commercial League, took two
games from the Brunswidt-Balke Com
pany on the same skids.
The Rainiers had an easy time with
the Triangle men, taking one of the
three games by a difference of more
than 150 points. Bartle, of the win
ners, made a high score of 244, and
the high average of 203.
In the other match Weaver, of the
Gideons, held the high average and
tho hieh score, the former was 198
and the score 223.
The scores follow:
R-lnlor 113 Total. Av.
Bartle. captain.. ..'.1US 244 171 810 203
SSvln .V.. 209 1M 179 63S 1S4
Chatterton 1ST 172 1BT 62 178
McMahou 148 197 802 167
Woldt 167 15S 1JO 4US 1B4
Totala .' 874 982 878 2882
Triangle Collar Co. 1 2 8 Total. At.
P.o.enau. K. 130 134 2 4B8 152
Dibbertn 178 144 lo6 478 1J
Any 135 128 ... 2bl 130
Rosenesu. W 181 161 161
OJendyke H H s32
Schwab, captain.... lo4 148 159 4i9 148
Totals -.773 772 783 2 J2S
12 8 Total. Av.
Fi.her 145 175 171 4U1 164
Moi" ::::: is na 212 bjs w
Kramer 134 134 1)4
Kfky captain. ..1O0 1M 180 334 107
Finch " ...7.. 179 188 182. 649 183
Brocker .142 101 177 480 100
Total 78 850 022 2560
7ll fjirf-on 12 3 Total. Av.
w?ver. 10 182 223 895 108
And.rVon 138 12 158 458 152
Blrr'll ... !' 162 179 840 ISO
Rerthold captain... 13 220 IBS 848 183
A? Myers 15 1 12 73 I
Totals 883 922 907 S712
RECALL THREAT MADE
GOVERNOR AMMONS IGNORES DE
MAND OF DENVER UNIONS.
Removal of Troops From Strike Zone
and Dismissal of Adjutant-General
Is Request of Labor Heads.
T-.Tm4-T7TTT? rv 1 U A time limit of five
days was given Governor Ammons Wed
nesday within wnicn to rtiau ihj
troops from the strike sone, dismiss
Adjutant-General Chase from command
of the state military department and to
deliver all military prisoners over to
civil authorities, under penalty of the
circulation of a petition of recall.
This demand was the chief act of the
convention of the Allied Trade Unions
and was issued In the form of a resolu
tion Introduced by the resolutions com
mittee and was adopted unanimously
by the delegates at the convention.
The Governor intimated tonight that
he would give no heed to the reported
resolution Inasmuch as he had con
ducted his efforts of conciliation and
peace-making to the best of his ability
and did not fear the consequences of
his executive actions.
Home and $15 Monthly
Offered at Laurel
Farmer Can Make Use of Man Dnr
1ns; Winter Doing Odd Jobs
Around House and Hnpyard.
LAUREL Or., Dec 18. (To the Edi
tor.) Dear Sir: I have been
reading In The Oregonian about so
many men being out of work. Now I
would like a young man, not under 18,
to help me build some fence, saw wood,
cut brush, and do some work In a hop
yard. 1 could pay 15 a month and
"If you could place thla letter In
the hands ot some respectable young
man It would be helping someone to
get work and a good home for the
"If he would write me I could meet
him In Hilleboro at any time, at the
Washington-Street Livery barn. They
know me there. Yours respectfully,
"B. L. MAPES."
Charles Oliver Sought.
Mrs. Charles Oliver, of 513 Ross
street, has asked the police to locate
her husband. Charles Oliver, who has
been mUilng since o'clock last night.
He is described as being 5 feet, 9 Inches
in height; thin features, dark brown
mustache, wore dark serge suit, dark
gray overcoat, soft black hat; two first
Angers and little finger on his left hand
GUNBOATS SHIPPED CRATED
Shallow Water Fighting Vessels Are
Sent to Philippines.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18. Designed
for service In the shallow waters of
China and the Philippines, the "knock
down" gunboats Monocacy and Palos
were lowered Wednesday into the holds
of the steamer Mongolia, which sails
tomorrow for the Orient. The little
fighting boats, boxed and crated, are
the latest addition to the Navy, having
been recently completed at the Mare
The Monocacy and Palos are com
plete In every detail, with the excep
tion of the guns, which will be placed
at Shanghai. A special armor to pro
tect the crews from rifle fire covers
the exposed parts. The gunboats will
have a crew of 140 men and two offi
Owner of Theater Incensed.!:
Incensed because the City Commission
refused to grant her permission to hold
public entertainment in the old Bunga
low Theater on Morrison and Twelfth
streets, Mrs. Preston C. Smith, owner
of the building, sent a scathing letter
of rebuke to the Commission Wednes
day. She says that the Commission in
refusing her permission to use the
building demonstrated rank discrimina
tion, other nonfireproof buildings being
permitted used for public entertain
ment while she Is denied the privilege.
Motorcyclist Is Arrested.
Jack Erickson was arrested Wednes
day night at Grand avenue and East
Morrison street for violation of the
traffic ordinance in that he rode his
motorcycle by a streetcar while passen
gers were getting off and on. He was
reelased upon his promise to appear in
court this morninir at 8:30.
FREE LUNCH FRIENDLESS
SALOONMEN SAY THE INSTITUTION
LURES TRAMPS TO TOWN.
Chicago Alderman Proposes Men Shall
Go Home for Dinner Cooks and
Walters Affected, Too.
CHICAGO, Dec. 18. Only one of the
more than 7000 saloonkeepers In Chi
cago appeared Wednesday in defense of
the saloon free Hinch before a special
Council committee. Representatives of
scores of others appeared to urge a bill
abolishing lunches in saloons.
One saloonkeeper said if the lunches
were abolished the city would not face
the problem of feeding 60,000 tramps
each Winter. "They are drawn here by
free lunches," he said.
It was asserted that the serving of
lunches prevented 18,000 cooks and
waiters from getting work in the city.
The Alderman who introduced the
ordinance declared it was his purpose
to make men go home for dinner at
night instead of standing at a bar eat
ing sandwiches and telephoning home
that they were detained at the office.
HARRY MARLOWE CAUGHT
Escaped Convict From Oregon Peni
tentiary in California.
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 18 Harry Mar
lowe, an escaped convict from the Ore
gon State Penitentiary at Salem, was
captured here Wednesday by detectives
and admitted, the police said, having
planned several holdups.
Marlowe escaped from the Oiegon
Penitentiary after serving three years
of a 15-year sentence. He was armed
SALEM, Or.. Dec 18. (Special.)
Harry Marlowe was received at the
penitentiary from Multnomah County
In January, 1911, on sentence for lar
ceny In a dwelling. He escaped In
October of this year, when, as a trusty,
he was set at work painting a wall
outside the prison. .
WARRENTON HAS ELECTION
George Schmitz Is Chosen Mayor to
Succeed Miss Clara Munson.
wmprNTflV or.: Dec 18. fSte-
clal.) George Schmitz was elected
Mayor of Warrenton today, receiving
47 votes to z ior rs. n. policy, mo
nnnnainir candidate. Mr. Schmitz suc
ceeds Miss Clara Munson, Oregon's
first woman Mayor, who was elected
a year ago and who declined to run
Pn....flin.n WA.A olAPtpd tOdaV AS
follows: Two-year term, G. Moon and
W. P. Havner; one-year term, J. W.
Detrich and aarmon.
CLAIRVOYANT IS TRAPPED
Walla Walla Sergeant Gets Fortune
Told, but Arrests Teller.
WALLA . WALLA, Wash., Dec 18.
(Special.) Max Hoffman, spiritualistic
teacher, painted a glowing future for
a man in his office Tuesday niglit, pre
dicting long life, wealth and happiness,
all for t2 and at the close of the read
ing generously asked If the sitter had
The sitter had one which was that
the teacher put on his hat and take a
walk. The sitter was Police Sergeant
Duggar, and Hoffman tonight was fined
$5 for fortune telling.
Eugene Resident Run, Down.
George A. Price, 68 years old, a resi
dent of Eugene, was run over by an
automobile driven by Dr. J. J. Rosen
berg, who resides at 592 First street,
about 10 Wednesday night, at the corner
of Fourth and Montgomery. Price tried
to cross Montgomery street as Dr.
Rosenberg was driving along Mont
gomery toward the river. He was
STANDARD A regular $1.00 grade, 75 gallon
IMPERIAL The grade that costs you $1.50 in
other stores. Our price, $1.00 gallon .
OLD VINTAGE Sold elsewhere at $2.00 a
gallon. Our price $1.50
CREAM OF CALIFORNIA "Oldest and Best."
Regular $3.00 Wine, $2.00 a gallon
DE LUXE California's finest production, $3.00
High Grade Whiskeys
Old Kentucky, a regular $3.00 Whiskey, $2.50 a gallon
Marble, a mild, delightful Whiskey, $3.00 a gallon
Sunny ; Trail, rich, mellow, smooth, at $3.50 a gallon
King HilL "Pride of Kentucky" at $4.00 a gallon
Spring Valley Wine Co.
III California j
75 c 1
I Gallon II
: $jj . Including j 1
On the Corner
Second and Yamhill
'THE BIG STORE"
Main 589, A 1117
taken by city ambulance to the' Good
Samaritan Hospital, where he was
found to be suffering from two broken
ribs, bruises and possible internal la
The Mighty "Dead.
The relations between man and man
cease not with life. The dead leave be
hind, them their memory, their exam
pie of the effects of their actions.
Their influence still abides with us;
their names and character dwell In our
thoughts and hearts; we live and com
mune with them in their writings; we
enjoy the benefits of their labors; our
institutions have been founded by them.
We axe surrounded by the works of the
dead; our knowledge and our arts are
the fruits of their toil; our minds have
been formed by their Instructions; we
are most Intimately connected with
them by a thousand dependencies.
&b?ay HINT J
vuiuc iv uuouuiuai o
Great Shoe Sale Today
A nicer gift than a pair
of Hanan Shoes would
be impossible. Get a
gift certificate now.
Double S & H Trading
. . . Stamps.
Every Shoe in this es
tablishment is Greatly
Sale only at 129 10th St.
for personal and
household use is im
perative at this sea
son. Make Sure
by sending your lin
en to the UNION,
work" obtains al
Main 398, A 1123
SECOND AND COLUMBIA
' From Largest Diamond
Dealers in Oregon
MARX & BLOCH
283 Morrison Street
Offer a convenient method of
COB. FIFTH AXD STARK