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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 3, 1914.
DR. N1BLEY AND DR.
i LONG BOUND OVER
I Final Preliminary Hearing in
Marian Hoffman Case Is
Filled With Fireworks.
'BLACKMAIL DEFENSE CRY
Denial Is Made of Criminal Allega-
tions Friars' Club Manager Calls
( Prosecutor "Liar" Mother
Testifies as Father Defends.
Dr. J. O. Nibley and Dr. Kenneth T.
Long were bound over to the grand
jury by Municipal Judge Stevenson
late yesterday afternoon after a seven
hour preliminary hearing, in which a
large crowd had been regaled with in
teresting courtroom pyrotechnics.
Richard' Deich, Deputy District At
torney, was called a liar by Julius Wil
bur, manager of the Friars' Club, when
Deich hinted that "Wilbur had been
once convicted of white slavery.
Judge Stevenson cleared the court
room when the crowd applauded Wil
bur. Joel M.. Long, father of Dr. Long,
made the closing speech for the de
fense and denounced the entire prose
cution as the outgrowth of blackmail.
Dr. Long's mother testified as to
the condition of the house of "Ted"
Long, East Forty-ninth street and
Hawthorne avenue, where the girls
Julius Wilbur, steward of the club,
grave a racy account of the visit of the
young men to the club.
Dr. Nibley and Dr. Long were held
to answer to contributing to the de
linquency of Marian Hoffman. 16
years old.. Esther Gibson. 16, and Jo
sephine Gearhart, a striking blonde of
20 years, gave detailed accounts of
the alleged acts of the defendants.
Archie Myers Is Discharged.
Archie Myers, the young real estate
salesman, was discharged. It was
shown that the alleged acts were not
committed by him, though he was in
The hearing, which started last
Thursday and was continued until yes
terday, after a threo-hour session came
to a climax with the summing-up
speeches of counsel. John H. Hall,
ex-United States District Attorney,
and Joel M. Lons. ex-City Attorney,
closed for the defense-and Deputy Dis
ftrict Attorney Deich, who lias handled
all of the state's case, closed for the
"It Is a difficult position that I am
In, to defend my own son in a court of
law," began Mr. Long, "but 1 will not
let it Interfere with my actions. If S.
W. Green had not been arrested when
he was, we now would be in the office
of a lawyer of this town, begging him
for mercy, on a blackmail proposition.
"Green now is held to the grand
jury, charged with aiding Marian Hoff
"In caess of this kind one always
must look for a motive," continued Mr.
Long. "The motive in this case lies
in one word, a keyword, blackmail.
The answer made by Marian Hoffman
was that all the cases of prospective
blackmail, whicli she says were out
lined to her by Green, were not yet
disposed of. There is no question in
my mind but that the whole back
ground of this case is blackmail. The
reason they picked Nibley and Long
for the victims was that they have
money. Myers, who is a clerk, an
employe, is not so strongly Implicated
in the case trumped up by the black
mailers, because he has not the money.
And this woman (pointing to Mrs. L.
G. Baldwin, of the Department of Pub
lic Safety for Women) is the innocent
Friars' Club Called Hellhole.
Deich, in replying, attacked the
stories or witnesses for the defense. He
referred to Julius Wilbur, of the
Friars' Club, as the man "who runs
that dump at Milwaukie" and the
keeper of that hellhole of iniqui-."
Continuing, and further attacking
Wilbur's testimony, Deich referred to
him as "a man who was convicted once
of white slavery."
Wilbur arose from his seat, half way
back In the courtroom, and shouted:
"If you say that I was ever convicted
of white slavery, you are a liar."
"Well, what were you convicted of In
Astoria?" said Deich.
"Nothing," replied Wilbur. "You tried
to convict me of a diamond theft the
other day, and see where you got off.-
The female contingent of the de
fense's witnesses crowded together in
4one corner of the room, started to clap
and shout, and the entire courtroom
took It up. Clerk Crounse pounded for
order and Judge Stevenson ordered
Bailiff Johnson to clear the room. The
women refused to move, and to prevent
further demonstration they were al
lowed to stay. Probably 150 persons
were ushered out into the hall.
The entire efforts of the defense cen
tered about the contention that the
men and girls were in "Ted" Long's
house only for a brief time.
Dr. Lome Positively Denies.
They called Dr. Long first. He made
a. categorical denial of the statements
of the girls that there was beer In the
house, or that any illegal act had been
committed. His testimony was brief.
Dr. Nibley followed. He said that he
and Dr. Long loitered about the down
town cafes the night of the alleged oc
currence until the waiters turned out
the lights. Then they started out to
the Friars' Club.
He drew angry glances and some
mumbled comment from the girls when
on cross-examination he said:
"1 was ashamed to be with those
girls. If it had been my maohine In
stead of Dr. Long's I would never have
brought them into town."
He said he did not get a clear look
at them until they were in "Ted"
Long's house, in spite of the fmt.
brought out by Prosecutor Deich, that
it was daylight when they left the
Afterwards, he said, and was sup
ported by Archie Myers, they planned
to run 'away from the house in one
machine and leave Dr. Long with the
girls. This they did, but Dr. Long
quickly noticed their escape and put
the girls in another machine, catching
up wun tnem on the way down town
Archie Myers, next on the stand, tes
tified that he "treated all the girls like
ladles." He denied any connection
with the alleged delinquencies, and the
testimony of all supported him.
L. W. Matthews, who testified he was
a charter member of the club and still
belongs, said he did not see the girls
there the night in question, though
other witnesses said they did.
Julius Wilbur, who lives at 534 Eat
Nineteenth street, followed him. He
told of his efforts to find someone to
take the girls back to town when they
-were stranded by their original escoits.
Matthews Remembers His Girl.
"I asked Matthews, who had a big
even-passenger car. if he would take
them into town," said Wilbur, "but be
said: 'Do you suppose I want to get
into a fight with my girir "
"Are you the manager of the club?"
asked Prosecutor Deich.
"Whadda y'mean, manager?" Wilbur
Later he explained that he was the
steward, received $75 a month and
would have received $J00 if the Job had
lasted until June 1. "Governor West
cut me out of a nice piece of money."
he said. "My pay stopped when the
Governor closed the club."
He said he made out between 80 and
90 cards for members. He said the
trustees were E. Halloway, B. Parrlsh
and his brother. W. Wilbur.
Mrs. Long, wife of Joel Long and
mother of Defendant Long, said that
she cleaned the house before the al
leged occurrence and when she heard
of the arrest of her son she went im
mediately to the house.
"I am positive there was no beer In
the house." she said.
Mrs. D. E. Moynihan and Mrs. E. J.
Long would have corroborated her,
Mrs. Baldwin, called last by Deich to
explain some points hinted at by the
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John S. Campbell.
Portland transportation men
are extending a hearty welcome
to John S. Campbell, the newly
appointed agent of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad system, who as
sumed his duties here Monday.
For the last few years Mr. Camp
bell has been traveling freight
and passenger agent out of Se
attle and is well known in this
In his new position Mr. Camp
bell will be associated with F. N.
Kollock, the veteran district
agent who will retire under the
rules system of the Pennsylvania
system next March. It is in
tended that Mr. Campbell gradu
ally relieve Mr. Kollock of his
duties, so that he can succeed
to the district agency when Mr.
defense, said that she got the evidence
because the defendants were --"very
careless. Thev gave thxsa sMi-la thsir
Asked if she now is getting any evi
dence against the persons who took
the girls to the Friars" Club on Satur
day, May 17, Monday and Tuesday, she
renlied that rHa w u hut n.-aa v. -..i
FUNERAL SERVICE SIMPLE
Mrs. C. II. Lewis Is Burled in Rirer.
Simple services marked the funeral
yesterday afternoon of Mrs. Cicero Hunt
Lewis, wife of the late C. H. Lewis and
daughter of the-late Captain John H.
Couch, at the family residence. Nine
teenth and Glisan streets.
Following the regular Episcopal serv
ice Dr. A. A. Morrison, who officiated,
read passages from th Hntum n
the prayerbook. The hymn "For All
me baints was sung by members of
the boys' choir of the Trinity Episco
pal Church, of which Mrs. Lewis bad
been a devoted member. . .
The services attending the interment
in Riverview Cemetery were private.
The pallbearers w r - T r Aina-
worth, C. F. Adams, W. M. Ladd, Henry
Ladd Corbett, Colonel Henry C. Cabell.
Richard Koehler. RanArmnn PmJ on
Thomas B. Honeyman.
PAVING TO BE HURRIED
Officials Announce That Proceed
ings Will Be Launched at Once.
Wrath of the residents of many parts
of the city caused by the seemingly
unnecessary delays in the handling of
proceedings for the improvement of
streets by the city Public Works De
partment under Commissioner Dieck,
was appeased yesterday by the an
nouncement by officials of the depart
ment that the proceedings will be
launched within the next few days.
It is said the proceedings have been
held up on account of inability of
printers to get out the copies of the
specifications for paving adopted by
the Council about 3 weeks ago. Until
these were Issued, it ia said, the pro
ceedings could not be put through.
People on many streets who want pav
ing this Summer have been complain
ing almost daily.
FINAL ROAD JOB AWARDED
Washington Commission Completes
$1,750,000 Programme, i
OLTMPIA. Wash., June 2. (Special.)
The State Highway Commission yes
terday practically completed the
$1,760,000 state highway programme
outlined for the biennlum by the last
Legislature, when Mitchell Bros., of
Spokane, were awarded a contract for
toe construction of an eight-mile sec
tion of the Inland Empire Highway
from Colfax north to Steptoe.
The Commission still has available
6U,uoo lor expenditure in Skamania
County, on the Columbia Highway, near
Stevenson, but arrangements probably
win pe maae for convict labor.
POSTAL MONEY INCREASES
Corvallls Office Receipts Show Ad
vance of 1 6 Per Cent.
CORVALLIS. Or., June 2. (Special.)
The receipts of the Corvallls Post
office show an increase of 16 per cent
for the month of May. The Corvallls
postal receipts have increased every
month for several months without a
break, and for a number of years the
increase per annum has amounted from
8 to 25 per cent Increase over the pre
vious year. ,
One city carrier reports that 30 new
houses are in course of erection on his
Norway has 144 tree planting aoaietlea.
The first - was founded In 1900, and since
then 26,000,000 trees have keen planted.
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(if Industrial Center factories magic! x
Four words tell the story of growth in this
new manufacturing and warehouse district.
Since January, while other property has
stood still, over 40 sites have been bought
here. Keen-minded, aggressive business
men and business houses, who look ahead,
have seen profits big enough and sure
enough to warrant putting in some of their
Read the letters
These are frank, unbiased opinions from
some of the concerns who have bought
sites and built their factories in Industrial
Center in the past few months. The plants
e sprung up ii
now in operation here include the Oregon
Wooden ware Company, Mission Marble
Works, Multnomah Iron Works, Portland
Concealed Bed Company, East Side Boiler
Others who have bought ground for new
factories are : Raymond Concrete Pile Com
pany, North Coast Construction Company,
Oregon Box Manufacturing Company,
Hesse-Martin Iron Works, Portland Marble
Works, J. C. Bayer and 30 others.
We have accomplished the
Cf When the Lewis-Wiley Hydraulic Com
pany, owners of Industrial Center, last Fall
commissioned us to sell this property for
them, we were told by others that it was
impossible to move anything at this time.
But, as one big business man who bought
in Industrial Center said, "Whenever you've
got anything cheap, you can always sell
it." These sites have sold like proverbial
Only 22 sites in last section of
ff The first section of Industrial Center has
been all sold since January, with the excep
tion of two sites. The last section, just com
pleted, consists of 22 sites! More than
twice that number are figuring on the
property now! July 1 is bound to see most
of these sold.
If Yon Act Now, 34-00 Down Buys a
Quarter City Block of Industrial Property
(J Think of buying 10,000 square feet the equal of
a quarter city block with railroad tracks in the rear,
60-foot streets in front, all level, ready for building,
for $4000-3 $400 first payment! After July 1 the first
payment will be $1000.
This price is about 50c on the dollar
of present value!
dl Based on prices at which the Hill Railroads, the
Weinhard Estate, John B. Yeon, O'Shea Bros., the Reed
Estate and others hold adjoining property, a site in
Industrial Center at $4000 is worth double right now!
Nowhere else in Portland is industrial property with
such advantages, available for anything like this price!
F. N. Clark & Co.
Cf When you think of the factories that have been built just since January
you can see what an opportunity Industrial Center presents for quick
profits, to both investor or business house seeking permanent location.
Send at once for map and full particu
lars of Industrial Center
CJI Whether you intend to buy or not, you should know
about this wonderful business property, in which over s
40 prominent business men and business concerns j &
have already invested. Cut out and mail the cou
pon write or telephone at once for details I It
will not obligate you in the least.
? Selling Agents
Title & Trust Building, 89 Fourth St. A 761 7
supreme: court construes clat.
gop cobhtts warrant debt.
Coat of CrnfMnK Timber Lands, Tkougk
Ezcecdlna; 85000, Ia Justified, Says
Justice BIcNary, in Hlf Opinion.
SALEM. Or.. June 2. (Special.)
Holding that the debt was an involun
tary one, the Supreme Court today, in
an opinion by Justice McNary, decided
in favor of the defendants the suit of
a. Wlngfate against the County Com
missioners of Clatsop County, involv
ing; payment for timber land cruising.
Wingate' sued to restrain the Commis
sioners from allowing claims for cruis
ing the land and building a jail, al
leging that the constitution prohibits
the incurring of a warrant indebted
ness of more than $5000 by a county.
The action of the Circuit Court, in
dismissing the complaint, is affirmed
by the Supreme Court opinion.
The defendants replied that the debt
incurred was involuntary. The Su
preme Court held that the Commission
ers, as business agents of the county,
were compelled under the constitution
to provide a fair and equal distribution
of .taxes, and that, under the circum
stances, the debt incurred for cruising
the timber was not within the provi
sion of the constitution prohibiting
counties from contracting warrant in
debtedness of more than $5000. .
Other" opinions rendered today were
State vs. Joe Adler. appellant, charg-ed
with receiving stolen property, from Mult
nomah County; affirmed.
James L. Lovell, vs. City of Astoria, ap
pellant; from Clatsop County; action for
damages for Injuries to property; affirmed.
Aaron Wide. vs. Amalgamated Sugar
Company, appellant; from Wallowa; suit for
damages to property; Judgment modified.
William Radford et al. vs. Powder Val
ley State Bank, appellant; from Baker
County; suit for accounting; affirmed.
Stats vs. James Chllders, appellant, in
dicted for larceny; from Baker County; re
versed. J. J. Gunn, appellant, vs. Walter Fergu
son, et al., from Umatilla; action on prom
issory note; affirmed.
W. R. Tankey, va C. H. Law, appellant:
from Union County; action Involving cost
bill In Justice Courtt affirmed.
F C Schumacher, va K. E. Moffett.' ap
pellant; from Sherman County; action to
collect wages: reversed.
School District No. 11, appellant, va,
Wallowa County; suit to construe a deed;
Outcault Advertising Company, appellant.
vs. H. W. Buell; from Union County; action
to collect on contract: reversed..
Grants Pass Hardware Company, appel
lant, vs. J. L. Calvert, et at., from Josephine
County; suit to recover money Judgment;
Mary Fiynn Mullen, appellant, va Wil
liam S. Flynn, et al., from Marlon County;
suit to construe will; reversed.
Petitions for rehearings were denied
in the following cases:
Woodle vs. Sattlemyer, Seeck vs. Jake!,
McDanlel va Lebanon Lumber Company,
Woiff vs. Eppersteln. Euckenberg va Durke.
Taylor va Taylor, Rogenstein vs. Oppen
heimer. Crow va Crow, Wade vs. Northup,
Cook vs. Dabney, SchaUsr vs. Pacific Face
MASONIC CLASS IS LARGE
Tliree-Day 30tli ocmi-Annual Re
union Here Begins Tomorrow
The 30th semi-annual reunion of the
co-ordinate bodies of the Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite Masons will be
held at the Cathedral, Morrison and
Lownsdale streets, tomorrow, Friday
and Saturday. A large class of can
didates will receive degrees from the
fourth to the S2d. ' Following is the
programme for the three- days:
Thursday 9 A. M., reception of vis
itors and candidates: 10 A. M.. confer
ring fourth to eighth degrees, inclu
sive; 2 P. M conferring ninth to thir
teenth degrees. Inclusive; 3 P. M., con
ferring fourteenth degree; 8 P. M.. as
sembly., of Ainsworth Chapter, Rose
Croix, No. 1, and conferring the dra
matic fifteenth degree.
Friday 9 A. M., conferring sixteenth.
seventeentn and eighteenth degrees
10:15 A. M., conferring nineteenth to
twenty-eighth degrees, inclusive: 2
P. M., conferring twenty-ninth and
thirtieth degrees; 8 P. M., conferring
Saturday 11 A. M.t E. G. Jones will
deliver an address to the class on the
symbolism and teachings of the de
grees, and at noon the members of the
class will be photographed. At 8 P. M.
the thirty-second degree will be conferred.
Southern Oregon Chautauqua Set.
ASHLAND, Or., June 2. (Special.)
The Southern Oregon Chautauqua as
sembly dates will be July 7-17, inclu
sive. The programme, which is in the
hands of the printers, promises to be
better than ever.
Hood River Volunteers Save Loss.
HOOD RIVER, Or., June 3 (Spe
cial.) By quick work of the volunteer
Are department, which responded like
seasoned veterans, the fire in the home
of W. II. Walton, at noon today, was i tion of the residence district. A high i was gutted. The Are started from
extinguished without menacing a por- west wind prevailed. The Walton -house I defect! ve flue.
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Bill Spivens is out amongst them with the canned stuff and even father remarked that Bill cer
tainly put it all over the Other satellites with his good sense, if not with his good looks.