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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3. 1914.
GIRL SUSPECTED III
FIEST PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SCENE WHERE THE STEAMSHIP "EMPRESS OF IRELAND"
WEFT TO THE BOTTOM WITH NEARLY 1000 SOULS.
Army Officer Said to Have Ob
tained Approval Without
Counting of Cash.
Letter to Mrs. F. Lewis Clark
Demanding Ransom Laid to
"Clarisse the Blonde."
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CONFESSION IN EVIDENCE
C;i plain Declared to Have Told Su
perior Officer He Took Govern
, ntcnt Funds in Effort to
Save I'riends' Money.
SA.X FRANCISCO. June 2. (Special.)
Something of the method by which
Captain Joseph 11. Grifflitha financed
his extensive timber and land dealings
came out at today's session of the court
martial at the Presidio. The case of
the prosecution is nearins its close, and
a half-day session tomorrow will put
the case In the hands of the defense.
Jerome Clark, of Seattle, pay clerk
under Griffiths, testified that he had
signed Griffiths' January returns with
out counting Griffiths' cash. Clark was
also one of the persons who invested
in Griffiths' land deal. He put in about
$1000, the savings of some years.
Clerk Takes Gri tilths' Word.
He was asked how ne came to sign
Griffiths' returns without being sure
that the money covered in the returns
was available. He replied that Grif
fiths called him into the office and
showed him a pile of checks, gold and
bills. Griffiths told him the checks
we'e cash. He protested and was per
suaded by the Army officer to sign the
returns without investigating the cah.
"I took Griffiths' word for it," he
Asked later what he thought of Grif
fiths' scheme he replied:
"I thought it great, but my wife said
It was the wildest scheme she ever
heard of, and the best thing I could do
was to keep out of it."
He referred to the Washington and
Multnomah County, Oregon, lands from
which Griffiths expected to reap a for
tune. Breach of Arrest Established.
Major Charles E. Marrow, medical
corps, told of his surveillance of Grif
fiths during the period of Griffiths" re
lease from close arrest in his hotel.
He indorsed a personal note of Grif-1
liths. and also offered for use in com
pleting theIeal an estate in West Seat
tle valued at $50,000 and owned by his
family. He established Griffiths' breach
of arrest by testifying to the disap
pearance of the Captain on the first
Saturday in April.
The chief clerk of the quartermaster
depot in Seattle, Richard Allen, and the
stenographer, W. C. Fay, both told of
Griffiths' confession to Major Hugh J.
Gallagher, Griffiths' superior officer. In
the confession, which was introduced
through Fay, Griffiths had told of using
Government money to save the money
invested by friends in the timber deals
which Griffiths was swinging.
BORAH SERVES NOTICE
DEMAND MADE FOR LAWS TO HELP
River and Harbor Bill Will Be Held
Up Unless Pending Measures Are
Accepted as Amendments,
OREGOMAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 2. Senator Borah today
served notice on the Senate that un
less some of the pending conservation
bills are passed soon by Congress he
will offer them as amendments to the
river and harbor bill and if the Senate
or Congress refuses to accept them as
amendments It is intimated a flight
will be made to hold up the river and
harbor bill until something is done for
Senator Borah said, the President and
Secretary Lane had both strongly in
dorsed legislation for the benefit of
Western settlers and. for the develop
ment of Western resources and that
the responsibility for inaction rested
with Congress. While Senate and
House are wasting day after day in
debate, he insisted that a few hours
be tciven to legislation urgently need
ed by the West. He said the Senate
had already passed the 20-year exten
sion bill and the bill modifying the
cultivation clause of .the homestaead
law and showed that both could be
passed by the House in a few hours if
provision were made for their consid
eration. He also insists that Congress au
thorize a loan of $50,000,000 for recla
These three bills he proposes to of
fer as amendments to the river and
harbor bill unless Congress acts on
them before the bill is brought up in
THAW'S APPEAL IS FILED
APPLICATION FOR RELEASE ON
BAIL WILL FOLLOW.
Cne In Ordinary Coarse Would Not Be
Reached for Two fears, bat It
May Be Advanced.
WASHINGTON. June 2. Harry K.
-J naws tight against being returned
to the asylum for the criminal Insane
at Matteawan reached the Supreme
Court today on an appeal from the de
cision of Judge Aldrich, of the Federal
. Uistrict Court for New Hampshire,
against Thaws extradition on the de
, mand of New York state officials.
As soon as the case is formally dock
eted, probably this week, it is believed
an application will be made for Thaw's
releaue on bail while his case is pend
ing before the Supreme Court.
Justice Holmes has been assigned to
business arising in the ITew England
btates and application for Thaw's re
lease probably would be made to him.
aitnougn such application might be
made to any other member of the
court, or the entire court. Justice
Holmes has authority to grant the re
lease with or without bail, to deny
the release, or to refer the application
lo the entire court.
In the ordinary course the case would
not be considered by the court for
nearly two years. It might be ad
vanced on the ground of unusual im
portance to tne state.
Alaska Exhibit Favored.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ingtor, June 2. Senator Jones' amend
ment to the sundry civil bill, appro
priating $200,000 for an Alaska exhibit
at San Francisco next year, was re
ported favorably today by the commit-
teen on expositions.
It will not be subject to a point of
order when presented in the Senate.
eopyrlght by Underwood & Underwood, N. T.
THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT EFREKA AND PILOT ALONGSIDE THE EMPRESS OF1 IRELAND IN
THE RIVER ST. LAWRENCE. IN THE DISTANCE SHOWN BV THE ARROW IS FATHER POINT
AND RIMOl'SKI, WHERE THE RESCUED PASSENGERS WERE TAKEN.
TWISTED BOW SEEN
Storstad Unloads Cargo.
Showing Own Injuries.
STEM MAKES HALF CIRCLE
Funeral of Unclaimed Dead of Orew
of Empress of Ireland to Be
Held Thursday Heavy Reg
istered Mail Is Lost.
MONTREAL June 2. The collier
Storstad, which rammed the Canadian
Pacific liner Empress of Ireland in the
St. Lawrence last Friday, causing the
loss of more than 900 lives, completed
unloading her cargo of coal today, and
it was made possible to make a thor
ough inspection of her bow, shattered
by the shock of the collision.
Her stem was twisted so much to
starboard that it almost formed a half
circle. Some of the lowermost plates
in her bow were almost twisted and
torn away. There is a large indenta
tion on either side of the stem and
the rivets are torn clear.
Twisted Stem Pointed Oat.
The condition of the Storstad's stem
is pointed to in connection with Cap
tain Andersen's assertion that when j
the collision occurred it was impossible
for the collier s stem to remain in the
hole because it was twisted by the
forward movement of the Empress.
The Storstad still is in the possession
of the bailiff who seized the vessel on
the Canadian Pacific Company's claim
of $2,000,000 loss against the collier.
The Canadian Pacific Railway offi
cials said tonight that the funeral of
the members of the crew of the Em
press of Ireland and whose bodies have
not been claimed would take place
Thursday at 10 o'clock at Quebec. The
Canadian Pacific will bear the expense.
Registered Mail Wholly Lost.
According to the statement of Mon
treal postoffice officials, the heavy reg
istered mail, amounting to 1903 pack
ages, which went down on the Empress
is a total loss and there will be no
compensation for the senders or ad
dressees. The Empress of Ireland carried 159
bags of newspapers, 51 bags of letters.
eight baskets containing 301 parcels
and 1903 registered articles.
Those who sent money orders to
Europe which were lost on the Em
press, however, will not lose, as du
plicates of the orders held in Ottawa
will be copied and dispatched to Lon
don. It is estimated that more than
$140,000 in money orders went down in
the mail bags.
N"U3IBEIi OF DEAD INCREASED
Total on Board Given as 1476; Re
vised List. of Dead 1024.
QUEBEC, June 2. The confusion as
to the number of persons who perished
in the Empress of Ireland disaster last
week has been one of the distressing
features of the tragedy and tonight the
uncertainty was further emphasized
when figures, declared by the Canadian
Pacific Railway Steamship Company to
be official, raised the death list to 1024
from 969 on Sunday night 55 more.
Last Friday the company said at its
Montreal office that the Empress of
Ireland carried 1387 persons. It was
on that figure that the list of survivors
and missing was based. Tonight, how
ever, the company asserted that the
Empress carried 1476 passengers, offi
cers and crew, or an addition of 89. As
a partial offset, the figures giving the
number of rescued were raised by, 36
lour irom tne urst camn, tnree from
second cabin and steerage and 29 offi
cers and crew. ' A discrepancy of two
In these figures was not explained by
the company tonight. The total saved
from the disaster is now placed at 452.
These include 36 first cabin, 47 second
cabin. 136 steerage and 233 officers and
Of the 1024 who died, the bodies of
only a few more than 200 have been re
covered and of these only 103 had been
' Continued From First Fa;.)
tween the Huerta and Carranza fac
tions in Mexico. This led to a decision
to withhold clearance papers to ships
with ammunition for any port in the
southern republic, and the orders were
directed through the Department of
Rebel Attitude Is Factor.
Mediation developments at Niagara
Falls, particularly as to Its bearing on
the constitutionalists, may prove an
important factor, it was declared to
night, in shaping the attitude of the
United States toward the treatment of
Tampico as an open port. In some quar
ters it was maintained the United
States could not interfere with the
landing of arms for the constitution
alists because arms for Huerta were
permitted to be landed at Puerto Mex
ico. On the other hand, it was argued
that should a prcctocol between the
Huerta and the United States repre
sentatives be agreed to at Niagara
Falls, this Government might be bound
to prevent shipment of arms to Car
President Wilson and the Cabinet
discussed the mediation situation and
a dispatch was sent to Commissioners
Lamar and Lahmann at Niagara Falls.
The message was believed to concern
the attitude of Carranza, whose recently
authorized views toward the present
course of mediation have aroused con
TRUST CHARGE CHECKED
JUDGE SEES "SO LAW AGAINST
Government Seeks to ShOTT New Mo
nopoly Is Created, But Bench In
BOSTON, June 2. The Government's
contention that the United States Shoe
Machinery Company- had bought the
patents, machinery and business of 56
other companies to stifle competition
is without support in law. Judge Brown
interpolated today in the course of
final arguments in the Government's
suit to dissolve the company as an un
Judge Brown said that patent rights
were transferable and asked of Will
iam S. Gregg, special attorney for the
Government, if there were anything
involved in the acquisition of the 56
companies other than an accumulation
of patent rights.
Mr. Gregg replied that the Govern
ment would endeavor to show that the
company, by combining the patents,
had created a new monopoly embracing
all the shoe machinery field having to
do with bottoming shoes.
Counsel admitted that he had found
no law to support his contention on
this point. Then Judge Brown re
marked. "I do not want to express my opin
ion, Mr. Gregg, but it seems to me you
have gone beyond the point where
everybody else has stopped."
Mr. Gregg suggested it was neces
sary occasionally to make new laws.
Attack on Child Is Charged.
NEWPORT, Or!, June 2. (Special.)
C. O. Ells, 38 years old, a leverman in
the Toledo Lumber Company's mill at
Toledo, was bound over to the grand
Jury at a preliminary hearing in To
ledo today, charged with attacking a
7-year-old. Toledo girl. The alleged
crime was committted last Sunday.
Ells has a wife at Bandon.
Venetian Xoblewoman Acquitted.
ONEGLIA, Italy, June 2. Countess
Tlepolo-Oggioni. a Venetian noble
woman, was acquitted today on a
charge of murdering the orderly of
captain oggioni, her husband, Novem
ber 11, 1913. The Countess testified
she killed the man when he entered
her room and attacked her.
HARRISBt'RG WOMAN WILL
BE BURIED TODAY.
Mrs. Sarah A. Williams.
HARRISBURG, Or., June 2.
(Special.) Mrs. Sarah A. Wil
liams died at her home here yes
terday after a prolonged illness.
She was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William H. Shepherd, a
pioneer family of Linn County.
She was born October 30, 1853.
She was married in 1872 to Hiram
Williams. With the exception of
a 10 years' residence on a farm,
their home has been in Harris
burg. Mrs. Williams was active In
church and lodge work. She is
survived by her husband, one
son, George; a stepson, Clarence
Williams, of Halsey, and a step
daughter, Mrs. Dora Avery, of
The funeral will be held at Pine
Grove Chapel tomorrow.
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"LEPER" IS CAUGHT
John R. Early Turns Up Sud
denly in Washington.
HOTEL IS IN COMMOTION
Man About Whose Case Doctors Dis
agree Has Visited Ijarge Cities
Since Escaping From Dia
mond Head Quarantine.
WASHINGTON, June 2. John R.
Early, who for the last five years has
made many enforced journeys about
the country in box cars and been held
under quarantine In many cities, while
medical experts have disagreed on
whether he is a leper, turned up in
Washington again' today, and before
his identity was discovered took quar
ters at a fashionable uptown hotel, the
home of Vice-President Marshall and
others prominent in Capital 'life.
Early was not discovered until after
he had telephoned to a newspaper, ask
ing for a reporter to Interview "Mr.
Westwood."- The-' newspaper man at
once recogpized the noted patient and
Informed the authorities, who took
Early back to his old place of isola
tion on the city limits. The fashion
able hotel and its guests were thrown
into a state of commotion. ,
Early escaped May 18 from the Dia
mond Head quarantine station, near
Port Townsend, Wash., and was traced
to Victoria, B. C, where officers lost
trace of him.
Early told the health authorities he
had gone to Port Williams and taken
a boat for Port Angeles. At Victoria,
B. C, he remained a day, leaving May
17, and coming East. He spent a day
and night in Toronto and two days in
Montreal, and reached New York Sat
urday. May 23. staying at a hotel near
the Pennsylvania terminal. His visit
to New York occupied a day, and "'en
he came to Washington. Since his ar
rival here Sunday he has been sight
seeing about the city and has visited
theaters and the Washington monu
ment. HOPE IS GIVEN CONVICTS
LAW PERMITTING EARNING OF
FREEDOM .IS RESPONSIBLE
Opportunity to Win "Good Time" by
Working on Roads Is Inspiration
to All Eligible.
JOLIET, I1L. June 2. The spirit of
hope has entered the prison here with
the success of the law which permits
prisoners to earn their freedom by good
work and behavior In building public
roads. According to Warden Allen, the
men placed at work are under no re
straint except their words of honor
not to escape. :
Eighteen convict road laborers have
been pardoned by Governor Dunne in
the last 15 months. Three more will
De pardoned tomorrow and a new gang
of workers will be organized. Prison
officials assert that the opportunity to
win ."good time" by working on the
lunua is an inspiration to. all of the
prisoners who are eligible.
-i these there are only 600 out of
jouu, as tne law provides that the priv
ilege shall be extended only to those
who have less than five years to serve.
Agitation has begun to broaden the
scope of the law.
ALASKA LINE SURVEY ON
First Stake Driven for Possible
Route for Government Line.
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work on the surveys of possible routes
iur mo governments railroad
Alaska yra m KAo-itn .1
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first Rt1cA W HrlvAn a V. 1 t .
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reconnaisance party- under Henry Day,
Jio ' Durvc y tne rout irom Chitina.
WhprA thn ITalrhanl,, . t ) 1 -1
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Copper River & Northwestern Railroad,
iw li'o iuduinuBiu coax 1 1 e I a a.
12 SOLDIERS SENTENCED
Infantrymen Conspire to Run Amuck
Among Honolulu Civilians.
HONOLULU, T. H., June 2. Twelve
soldiers of the Twenty-fifth Infantry
(colored) were sentenced here today to
10 years' imprisonment in the military
prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
They were court-martialed and found
guilty of conspiring to run amuck In
Honolulu among civilians and white
MARIE ALLEN IS PUZZLE
Pretty Prisoner Refuses to Admit
Identity With Gang of Clairvoy
ants Accused of Otlier Tlx- ,
SAN FRANCISCO. June 2. (SpeciaL)
General work of blackmailing and
extorting money from victims by meaas
of clairvoyants and other methods are
charged to a gang, of which Marie
Allen is accused of being a member.
Since the first Intimation that F. Lewis
Clark, of Spokane, was lured away and
held for ransom by such a gang, re
ports of attempts at blackmailing and
extortion have been reported to the
The attempted blackmailing of Earl
Nash is the latest of these charges.
A woman, known as "the blonde," dis
appeared from Santa Monica some time
ago. She was supposed to be one of
tne clairvoyant extortion gang.
"Blonde's" Methods Similar.
Marie Allen is said by the police to
be "the. blonde." The methods used
by her are supposed to be similar to
those used to secure money from Mrs.
Clark, who recently received a letter
demanding $50,000 and intimating her
husband was held for ransom.
The pretty prisoner baffled the au
thorities here in their attempt to make
her admit her identity with "Clarisse,
the blonde," of the alleged gang of
Southern California clairvoyants.
bunco men and blackmailers, said by
some to have lurel Clark away from
Santa Barbara. Arrangements were
completed today to take Marie Allen
to Los Angeles.
Blackmail Case Recalled.
Earl Nash, referred to in connection
with an attempt to blackmail, is a
Santa Monica merchant. He married
in November after attempts to extort
money from him had failed. Later
he and his bride were attacked and
bound in their home, which was looted.
Edgar Byron, the Santa Monica pri
vate detective, now under arrest,
charged with trying to extort 1500
from T. H. Dudley, Mayor of that town,
and Thomas McCullough, of Los
Angeles, and Sol Alexander, of Long
Beach, are accused of being leaders
of the gang.
The gang is alleged to have obtained
115,000 on the strength of a spirit mes
sage, telling of a gold mine, from Mrs.
Mary T. Kales, of Los Angeles.
LOGANBERRY PRICE SET
GROWERS' ASSOCIATION AGREES TO
GREEN FRUIT AT THREE CENTS.
More Intense Orgmnlsatlon Mill Be
Sought In Effort to Force Demands
and Closer Fooling of Crops.
SALEM. Or., June 2. (Special.) The
Oregon Loganberry Growers' Associa
tion, representing one-third of the
growers of the berry in the state and
more than two-thirds of the entire
output, at a meeting here today
unanimously adopted a resolution pro
viding that the members shall not ac
cept a price from Independent buyers
of less than 3 cents a pound for green
It was further decided that the board
of directors appoint a member of the
association- as an official sales agent,
with power to enter into contracts with
the members and other growers for
the sale or pooling of their crops.
The meeting was presided over by
W. L. Bentley, president of the asso
ciation. Thirty-five members were en
rolled, making ar total membership of
105. The association was organized
several months ago, its purpose being
the protection of its members and the
exploitation of the fruit, so there
would be adequate demand for the
output. Because of a large increase
of acreage this year, it was feared
that the price of the berry might be
so low as to make the industry un
profitable. Announcement was made at" the
meeting that growers were being of
fered 2lA cents a pound for this year's
crop and that the price was not a fair
ALL DRUGGISTS - 15t
WHAT NEURASTHENIA IS
Neurasthenia Is a condition of ex
haustion of the nervous system. The
causes are varied. Continuous work,
mental or physical, without proper va
cation periods, without proper atten
tion to diet and exercise, also worry
over the struggle for success are
the most common causes. Excesses of
almost any kind may produce it. Some
diseases, like the grip, will causes neu
rasthenia. So also will a severe shock,
intense anxiety or grief.
The symptoms are over-sensltlve-
ness, irritability, a disposition to worry
over trifles, headache, possibly nausea.
The treatment is one of nutrition of
the nerve cells, requiring a non-alco
holic tonic. As the nerves get their
nourishment from the blood the treat
ment must be directed toward building
up t,he blood. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
act directly on the blood and with
proper Vegulation of the diet have
proved of the greatest benefit in many
cases of neurasthenia. A tendency to
anaemia, or bloodlessness, shown by
most neurasthenic patients, is also cor
rected by these tonic pills. Your own
druggist sells Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
"Two useful books, "Diseases of the
Nervous System" and "What to Eat and
How to Eat," will be sent free by the
Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Schenec
tady. N. Y, if you mention this paper.
Who Is She?
The Film of Wonderful
Surprises, Daring and Thrills
The equal of which you
have never seen
A POSITIVE NOVELTY
See her today until Sunday
lOc No Raise
one, considering selling conditions. The
wholesale price of canned fruit, it was
asserted, has not been reduced since
4 cents a pound was paid to the grow
ers, and it was argued that the price
this year should not be lower than that.
A committee was named to com
municate with growers not affiliated
with the association to induce them
to become members. It is the be
lief of the dealers that the organiza
tion will become such a power that
the prices demanded by it will be ob
tained. L. M. Roberts, of Salem, was ap
pointed Bales agent. Charges were
made by several members that canners
had combined to keep down the prices
of berries, and it was decided to make
war on them if necessary.
MOTOR FEES MOUNT HIGH
$64,336 In Five Months This Year
Exceeds AH of 1013.
SALEM, Or., June 2. (Special.)
Secretary of State Olcott today an
nounced that the fees received for
Daily Excursions East
VIA THE NORTH BANK ROAD
Chicago 9 T2.50
St. Louis. 70.00
St Paul 60.00
Kansas City. tiO.OO
Denver. 55. OO
Rates Quoted to Other Points in Proportion.
Ticket Sale June 1 to September 30. Stopovers permitted
in both directions, with choice of routes going and coming.
Via California, in one direction, $17.50 higher. Limit of re
turn, October 31.
ROUTE OF FAMOUS TRAINS "THE ORIEXTATi LIMIT
ED," via GREAT NORTHERN RY.; "THE TfORTII COAST
LIMITED," via NORTHERN PACIFIC RY.
WRITE YOUR FRIENDS
who intend to tour the Pacific Northwest to get tickets via
the Columbia River Scenic Route, between Spokane, Portland
and the Pacific Ocean.
Reservations and other details at
City Ticket Office Fifth and Stark
North Bank Station Tenth and Hoyt
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VILLAGE BANK IS ROBBED
Auto Party Blows Sufe, Obtains
$2 50 0 and Escapes.
CHAMPAIGN, 111, June 2. Five rob
bers invaded the village of Mahomet
early today in an electric automobile,
and while several of the band stood
guard in front of Busey's Bank, the
others blew open the safe.
The men took $2500 and escaped.
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