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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN. TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 1915.
CLEW HUT SOLVE
Secret Service Men Hunt for
Walter Brown, Who Bought
l Fuse at Tacoma.
WOMAN'S GARB IS USED
i To use Occupied ly Stranger and
German Papers Found British
Vice-Consul Tells of Getting
Warning of Explosion.
'." SEATTLE, "Vah., alar 31- A man
giving Iila name as J. M. Henrlcki, a
. JoBKihorrman, was arrested tonlsht In
a a saloon where he wu laoastins; that
' he had exploded the dynamite In the
harbor here Sunday mornlnff as an ex
ample of how Americans eonld end the
war by stopping" the shipment of mnnl--tlons
to the allies. Henrietta asserted
that he bsneht a roll of fuse in Tacoma
" Saturday and came to Seattle at 1
'clock Saturday afternoon.
,.. TACOMA, Wash.. May 31. (Special.)
A man givlni? the name of Walter
Brown is being sought by United States
and Canadian secret intelligence agents
- working under the direction of C E. L.
"Agassiz. British Vice-Consul here, in
" the belief that he may be connected
Tvith the explosion at Seattle early
Running down information concern
ing the man. Tacoma officers tonight
found an empty house. After occupy
ing th hmiKA f nr two weeks with an
other person, said to be a man in wom
an's garb, the susoect removed his ef
fects and disappeared this afternoon.
Brown is also declared to travel un
der the alias of Llewellyn Smith. He
0.IIVCU 1U L l-UAUi 3?VIC11 ' lift
from San Francisco. He first at
- tracted attention when he went to a
. Tacoma clothing store and inquired as
to how he could ootain passage irom
this port to Russia.
sirangcr dujb ruse
The stranger was Informed that it
."was impossible at this time to get a
-berth on any steamships going to Rus
sia or Oriental ports. He remained
in sight in Tacoma for two days and
then disappeared suddenly.
The next time "Brown'.' appeared was
Saturday afternoon, when he purchased
30 feet of fuse from George Marvin,
representative of the Dupont Powder
Company, stating that he wished to
clear land at Dupont, where he had
taken up a ranch of 123 acres. The
' stranger said he had taken the Sweet
briar cottage at American, with his
wife and partner, but his wife did
"not like the location because of the
-Isolation or me piace. unis story wa
-found to be a myth, as was that about
the ranch, when investigated by Vice
Consul Agassiz and a Canadian intelll
arence agent Brown was not known at
V n r k Fnnnil
Brown said that he woul return to
Tacoma Monday morning to buy some
HIZU-KIIMIO iVVAC A. . w . " -
ever, he failed to appear today and
rothing further has oeen neara rrom
In the house were found some Ger
man papers, aiasiaui luo.i v.....
suu imguk uc .. "
; ik. ,hann,l n.n,i ome ste&mshiD
literature. Neighbors said that a. man
known as Walter Brown, with Mrs.
Brown, had occupied the place and that
their actions had been strange. They
snnke both Enelish and German, the
, officers learned.
. - Brown early Sunday told a neighbor
of having made a hurried trip to Seat
tle. The same man. the police learned.
C a . n H m. 111. w II -1 .1 . . UWb. jw w
' days before the house searched tonight
wub rcukcu, cvuu, v.w-..o
employes, received code messages from
Krolosion Warning! Given.
Vice-Consul Agassiz and his as
. aistants were informed several days
ago that, an explosion would occur
shortly and part of a cargo of war
supplies that was bound for Russia
' The report was immediately tele
graphed to the British military au
thorities and the case placed in the
hands of the Pinkerton detectives in
Seattle. This organization, it is said,
was inclined to scoff at the informa
' tion furnished by Vice-Consul Agassis
'and the result was that no action was
Vice-Consul Agassiz and his aa
'.sfstants are credited with having frus
trated a plot to blow up the Japanese
'tramp steamship Kaifuku Mara. Since
that time practically no explosives
have been, loaded on steamships at this
Brown was watched closely while in
Tacoma. because he appeared to be
' anxious to obtain passage on the Kai
fifku Maru. He took the name of the
vessel and inquired as to how he could
, reach her.
He said his name was Llewellyn
j Smith and under this name he was
registered at a Tacoma hotel.
AVIATOR SEES NO BARGE TRACE
: Loss at Seattle Is Estimated Now at
as High as $140,000.
l a i i . m . vw sa n ri m. v j a . . j n jb. w a
,.4ilor who flew over the harbor buoy
-site where the dynamite barge ex
ploded Sunday morning saw a large
area of bottom, the size of a city block.
cleared of weeds and showing white
Hand. Not a particle of the barge was
' to be seen. There seems to be no like
lihood mat tne cause ox mo expiouoa
will ever be known.
All the glassntters available worked
today at store fronts shattered by the
explosion, but many merchants will de
business tomorrow behind wooden bar
riers in place of windows. Glaziers
have come from Portland and Tacoma
in the emergency, and they will be busy
for a week. There is no building of
Importance in any part of Seattle that
has not suffered some damage, making
a loes large in the aggregate, one esti
mate going as high as $140,000.
All over the city buildings were more
1 ilamacH hv hr.nkino tf rlani.
cracking of walls and warping. The
Albers flouring mill on the East water
way, and a Sears-Roebuck warehouse,
on First avenue South, were the prin
cipal sufferers. Today being a holiday.
full extent of the damage will not be
known until tomorrow.
Although a detective agency and port
officials express belief that the scow
load of dynamite was touched off by
agents of powers hostile to the allies,
the powder having been intended for
the xtussian uoveruuieui, - lucre seems
- to be no likelihood that the cause of
the explosion will ever be known. Since
- the outbreak of the war many millions
of dollars worm o i war munitions
have been shipped to Siberia through
Seattle without any attempt being made
to destroy the stuff.
The powder exploded Sunday morn
lug was worth only 5300. and the re
port tbat tjerinan agenu naa oeen ape---
cia-lly dispatched to blow It up seems
extraordinary. The explosion caused
damage ashore in a sum 20 times as
large as its own value.
That the agents of the powder owners
were not apprehensive of a plot is in
dicated by the leaving of the powder in
charge of a single watchman picked up
on the waterfront and whose name was
unknown to his employer. -He was
about 40 years old, and was known
along the docks as "Fat," because of his
build. It is believed that he perished.
But for the recent arrival of a large
shipment of plate glass many stores
would be obliged to wait a considerable
time for permanent fronts.
Besides the breakage of store fronts,
hardly a downtown building escaped
loss of glass in oftice windows, tran
soms, etc. Plaster was cracked and
thrown from walls and ceilings, and
some buildings swayed so much that
the occupants will insist an examina
tion as to their safety be made.
SKELETON RECALLS CRIME
Discovery at Powder Thought Re
mains of Former Official.
BAKER, Or., May 31. (Special.)
That the finding of the skeleton on the
Walter Palmer ranch, on the Lower
t humane: society loses
PROMINENT MEMBER BY
FOUR ARE CAUGHT
IN LIQUOR RAIDS
Oregon City Police and Sher
iff Launch Campaign to
"Clean Up Towri."
TWO DETECTWES ENLIST
Moose Lodge, Pool Hall, Candy Shop
and Restaurant Are Visited by
Officers, Who File Charges
on City and State Law.
Mrs. Sophie Holmes Langford.
Mrs. Sophie Holmes Langford,
who died Sunday night, had lived
in Oregon all her life, having
been born at Butteviile 55 years
ago. She was, in later years,
prominent as a member of the
Humane Society, and through this
organization nine years ago she
donated to the city of Portland a
drinking fountain so arranged
that cats and dogs might quench
their thirst as well as mankind.
In 187S she was married to W.
FT. Holmes, then a prominent
Portland contractor. In 1885 Mr.
Holmes was drowned in the
Snake river project. In 1894 Mrs.
Holmes married George Langford.
also a well-known contractor of
Portland. Mr. Langford survives
Mrs. Langford is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. Ross M.
Plummer, Mr3. George D. Peters,
Mrs. Ray Matson: two sisters,
Mrs. Richard Everdlng and Mrs. "
F. F. Giltner, and two brothers,
Joseph Scheurer, of Portland, and
W. R. Scheurer, of Butteviile.
Funeral services will be held
t 2:30 P. M. today at Finley's.
The honorary pallbearers will be:
David Chalmers, George P. Blake-.
ley. John K.iernan, James Withy- .
combe, Douglas Taylor and E. L.
Powder is a possible solution of the
disappearance of Willis Skiff, one time
Clerk of Union County, was the state
ment made today by Ed Parker, Court
Bailiff, who was Deputy Sheriff of
Union County 20 years ago when the
Skiff murder was believed to have
taken place, and who was one of the
men detailed on the case.
The theory is deduced from the fact
that the skeleton apparently is about
this age, and that it was found
alongside the old Eagle Valley road,
which formerly led directly through
North Powder, where Willis Skiff was
At the time of disappearance it was
generally supposed that murder had
ben done, but, although several arrests
were made, no conclusive evidence
could be gathered.
Two of the ribs of the skeleton were
broken and it was supposed at first
that this was due to weathering, but
it is now thought that they may indi
cate death by violence.
O.-W. R. & NSUTT UN LIKELY
Hood River Judge Thinks Train-Delay
Demands Will Be Dropped.
HOOD RIVER, Or., May 81. (Spe
cial.) While the O.-W. R. &. N. Co. has
threatened a suit for damages against
the county on account of the delay
caused to trains several weeks ago.
when' heavy blasts covered the track
with rock at Mitchell Point, where
Standif er-Clarkson Company's men are
digging a tunnel for the Columbia
Highway. County Judge E. E. Stanton
thinks that formal demands will be
dropped, and tbat the matter will soon
Lbe cleared up.
judge btanton says both members of
the contracting company and J. . A.
Elliott in charge of the work for the
state tell him that the blasts wep
set oft with the full knowledge of the
railroad engineera, who, they say, set
the time and offered to have a steam
crane at each end of the long line of
COYOTE BOUNTY-IS RAISED
Wheeler Decides to Pay 92 Above
Amount Offered by State.
FOSSIL, Or., May 31. (Special.) At
a special session of the Wheeler County
Court Friday the coyote scalp bounty
was ordered increased from J3 -to $5 in
Wheeler County, the county to pay the
extra $2 over and above the $3 provided
by state law.
During the month, 40 head of cattle
near Fossil have been destroyed by
rabid coyotes. About six mad coyotes
have been killed in the county. The
court's action in increasing the bounty
generally is approved.
Klamath falls Summer School Set.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or, May 31.
(Special.) The Klamath County Sum
mer School, which takes the place of
the annual teachers institute here, will
be?in June 7 in the Klamath. Falls High
School.' and will continue for three
weeks. The work will lead up to the
state examinations to be held the lat
ter part of next month.
Pasco Wafer Case Coming Up Today.
PASCO, Wash.. May SI. (Special.)
The case wherein the City of Pasco is
seeking to enjoin the Pasco Reclama
tion Company from turning off the irri
gation water, which it is under contract
to deliver to the city, baa been set for
SUMMARY OP RAIDS MAKE BT
POLICE AND SHERIFF
AT OREGON CITY. "
The places raided The Moose
Lodge, No. 961; Cox poolhall.
Main street, between Seventh and
Eighth; Earnest E. Jones, con
fectionery, west end of suspen
sion bridge, and Charles Young's
restaurant. North Main street.
Those now arrested William
Myers, Cox poolhall; W. Reyn
olds, steward of the Moose
Lodge; Lee Pong, Chinese res
taurant employe, and Earnest E.
OREGON CITY. Or., May 31. (Spe
cial.) Four men will face charges of
violating state and liquor ordinances
following raids made today on a pool
hall, confectionery, restaurant and the
Moose Lodge by Chief of Police Shaw,
Sheriff Wilson and Constable Frost.
The raids are by far the most sensa
tional since Oregon City became dry
more than a year ago.
The action of the police followed a
decision of the City Council and City
Attorney Schuebel "to clean up the
town." Two detectives were employed
two weeks ago to gather evidence.
The Moose lodge was the first place
visited this afternoon. The two detec
tives, under the names of H. R. Miller
and Carl Wilson, are said to have joined
the lodge to obtain evidence.
Officers Tell of Empty Demijohns.
Thte officers went through the lodge,
but failed to find any liquor until the
safe was opened, when, they say, they
found a bottlo of wine and one of
brandy. In the attic of the building
they reported they discovered 18 five
gallon demijohns, all empty.
Chief among the evidence said to
have been obtained is a Federal liquor
license issued almost a year ago to the
Moose Lodge, No. 961, C S. Noble, dic
tator; D. F. Skeene, past dictator, and
F. L. McGahney. It will not expire un
til July 1.
W. Reynolds, steward of the lodge,
was arrested at the time of the raid.
Poolhall Also Inspected.
The officers of the lodge are: C. S.
Noble, dictator; Ed Bradley, vice-dictator;
P. Barlow, prelate; H. A. Shandy,
treasurer; F. L. McGahney, secretary;
Ben Eby, inner guard; Al Richardson,
outer guard; Frank Busch and Charles
From the Moose lodge the raiders
went to Cox's poolhall on Main street,
between Seventh and Eighth streets. A
visit to the rear of the establishment is
said to have revealed two bottles of
whisky. The detectives say they
bought two bottles of liquor in the
poolhall. Wilianj Myers, one of the
proprietors, was placed under arrest
and released on bond.
The renewal of poolhall licenses will
be taken up at a meeting of the Coun
cil within a few days.
Defectives Accuse Chinese.
Charley Young's restaurant on North
Main street also was visited. A dili
gent search by Chief of Police Shaw,
Sheriff Wilson and Constable Frost
failed to reveal any liquor. The de
tectives say that they purchased two
bottles from the restaurant and Lee
Pong, an employe, was arrested. He is
still held in jail, as be was unable to
A small confectionery store near the
west end of the suspension bridge later
was raided. Earnest E. Jones, its pro
prietor, was arrested under the state
law, although the officers were unable
to find full bottles of liquor.
EUGENE MAN PRESIDENT
Junior Class of University Elects Of
ficers for Next Year.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene.
Or., May SL (Special.) Frank Scaiefe.
of Eugene, was elected president of the
junior class at the university today
over five other candidates. Owing to
the fact tbat the junior class has
charge of issuing the year-book and
staging the interscholastic track meet,
the Junior presidency is considered the
most important class office.
The newly-elected president is the
son of Dr. B. F. Scaiefe, of this city.
and has been class treasurer during the
present year. He is a member of the
Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Myrtle Tobey, of Eugene, and Helen
Curry, of La Grande, were tied With
65 votes each for secretary. The tie
will be voted off Friday.
For the other offices there was no
opposition. Lois Ladd was chosen vice
president; Robert Langley, treasurer,
and Echo Zahl, serjeant-at-arms. All
of these three are registered from
Principal Freed in tVhlpplng Case.
CENTRAUA, Wash.. May 31. (Spte
al. On the -motion of the Lewis
County prosecutor, the charge of third
degree assault tbat has been hanging
over A. J. Cavanaugh, principal of the
Adna schools, was dismissed Saturday.
The prosecutor investigated and found
that the son or Mrs. al. wasick, tne
complaining witness, had been using
bad language to girls in the school,
and that the principal had resorted to
corporal punishment after lectures had
failed to have any effect on the boy.
Central la. Publisher's Trial Set.
CENTRALIA, Wash, May SI. (Spe
cial.) M. E. Cue, a Centralia publisher,
will be tried during the June term of
the Lewis County Superior Court on a
charge of second-degree assault for the
alleged throwing of a slug of linotype
metal at the head of Joe Lucas, man
ager of the Grand Theater. Cue's pre
liminary hearing was to have been held
Saturday before Justice Charles Hoss.
but Prosecuting Attorney Cunningham
decided on direct information.
These are happy days for
you as a keen buyer. Almost
57 varieties of Piano sales,
Dry Goods Sales, Clothing
Sales, Coffee Sales, etc, etc.,
to pick from. But there is
a- PttttZ '
of Sales X
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"7'-''" :-'-'".'. . - . ..; .. -' .
ardware Ssde The Ore
Co., TO Ttiir
t, Near Oak
is closing; out, and if the prices on our goods do not convince you of the fact, then there is something the
matter with your value judgment. Thousands of dollars have actually been saved buyers who have crowded
this store during the last few weeks.
A Forty-Thousand Dollar Stock
of Builders' Hardware, Tools, Cutlery, Sporting Goods, Garden Tools, Etc, is being sold at wholesale, and
near-wholesale cost, contract goods included. Examine closely the following listed goods and prices; they are
a representative index to thousands of other bargains awaiting you here.
A Few Tools
and Their Prices -
10c Saw Files at the special, ea. 5c
10c Nail Sets at the special, ea. 5c
Auger Bits, sizes up to seven-eighths
inch, choice for 15c
35c Screw Drivers at the special,
50c Combination Pliers, special,
50c Machinist's Hammer, -lb., at,
the special 24c
Fancy Wood Planes, worth up to
$2.00, choice . 25c
50c Wood Chisels at the special,
40c Putty Knives at the special,
40c Tape Lines at the special,
75c Monkey Wrenches, knife han
dles, 6-inch size 35c
80c Monkey Wrenches, knife han
dles, 8-inch size 45c
65c Wood Chisels at the special,
50c Hollow-Handle Tool Sets, spe
cial, set ........ 34c
75c High-Grade Steel Nail Ham
mers, special 49c
75c Oil Stones at the special, ea. 49c
65c Hollow-Handle Tool Sets, spe
cial, set 49c
$1 Bucksaw at the special, ea. 59c
$1.75 High-Grade Keen Kutter
Values up to $2.50 in Handsaws, re
liable makes, choice for $1.60
Tools and Cutlery, Starrett Tools,
Rifles and Shotguns of Standard
$3.00 Electric Iron,
6-lb. size, at the sp'l
10c Extra Grade Trout Leaders, ea. 5c
15c Colorado Trout Spinners, sp'l, 10c
15c Package Snelled Hooks, special,
packa ge 10c
$1.00 Dozen Trout Flies, special, per
Pocket Knives, Scissors
50c Keen Kutter Knives ...38c
75c Keen Kutter Knives . ..55c
$1.00 Keen Kutter Knives. .70c
$1.25 Keen Kutter Knives. .90c
$1.50 Keen Kutter Knives .$1.10
$2.00 Keen Kutter Knives. .$1.35
40c Scissors, special 25c
65c Scissors, special ......50c
Varnish, Stains, Enamels
Chi-namel Varnish stains in cherry,
rosewood, dark oak, mahogany, light
oak, natural and walnut.
60c Pint Can for 47c
35c Half-Pint Cans 29c
$6 Gallon Chi-namel "Ever - White"
Enamel, very best grade, full gallon,
$1.00 Baseballs, Special, 50c
Look Through This
Wire Coat Hangers, special, ea. 3c
By the dozen 30c
5c O. H. Lead Pencils at the spe
cial, two for 5c
15c Garden Trowels at the special,
Coppered Hat and Coat Hooks, spe
cial, dozen 10c
25c Nickel-Plated Soap Dishes, each
25c Kitchen Knives at the special,
- 25c Padlocks at the special, ea. 14c
25c Pint Size Arco Spotzoff Metal
35c Nickel-Plated Towel Bars, each
35c Family Choppers at the special;
50c to $1.25 values in Dog Collars,
choice . . 25c
50c Razor Stones at the special, a
50c Brass Hose Nozzles, special 35c
60c Atkins Grass Sickles, special 40c
75c Nickel-Plated Towel Bars, spe
90c Long-Handled, Square and
Pointed Shovels 65c
"75c Steel Garden Rakes, special 55c
75c Extra Heavy Brooms, special,
each 55c -
Values to $1.75 in Double-Bitted
Axes, choice for $1.00
$1.25 Carpenter's Canvas Overalls,
union made . 98c
$1.25 Savory Roasters at the spe
Knives and Forks
Hollow-Handle Knives. Set
of six each. Regular i 9
price 1K50. If OW V ' I
I I '-! -T ""-.g.iMln-'""'-- " ' 1 1
Third St. MMJi 70 Tnird
Rubber Garden Hose
at the special, 9 Vac
that has been graduated from the course
in the city.
Kelso Man Surprises Friends.
KELSO. "Wastu. May 3l-(Special.)
IL. T. Ames, a prominent business man
of Kelso and a member of the nnn of
Welch fc Ames, surprised his friends
in this city yesterday oy returning with
a bride from Seattle. The young woman
was Miss Jane Cummings. who taught
in the Kelso schools during the first of
the year, but who resigned and returned
But on account of her mother's ill
health. The wedding waa a complete
surprise to Mr. Ames' numerous friends
Great Britain Buys More Horses.
KELSO. Wash, May 31. (Special.)
Messrs. Crane and Todd, purchasing
horses for the use of the Knglish army,
were in Kelso Saturday and accepted
13 horses for shipment, paying good
prices for the animals. At Castle Rock
they took five of the horses offered them
and at Toledo nine. There were a large
number of animals refused on account
of coloring or defects, and all had to
be- not less than S nor more than 9
years of age.
York Aviator Falls.
Ooenr d'AIene Lawyer Chosen.
WALLACE. Idaho. May 31. (Special.)
Announcement has been made by Su
perintendent Brock, of the city schools,
that the commencement speaker for the
graduating exercises would be Attorney
John P. Gray, of Coeur d'AIene. The
date for the programme has been defi
nitely set for Tuesday erening. June 8,
at the high school auditorium. The
class consists of 20 members, the largest
Troy, N. T., May 31. George L. New
berry, a professional aviator of Kirk-
Try this easy way to
heal your skin with
If you are sufferingr from eczema, ring
worm or similar itching, red, unsightly
skin affection, bathe the sore places
with Resinol Soap and hot water, then
pently apply a little Resinol Ointment.
You will be astonished how instantly
the itching stops and healing begins.
In most cases the skin quickly be
comes clear and healthy again, at very
Kesinnl Ointment b so nearly flesh.
colored thit it tan be kept on the face,
hands or other exposed anrfiace wid
oat attracting andue attention.
Resinol Ointment ind Rearool Snp abs clear
away pinmloa. rcdnm, ronehneaa ana dawinui.
old by all drngsisa.
wood. N. Y was fatally injured here
late today when an aeroplane with
which he was giving an exhibition in
Rennselaer Park fell from a height of
400 feet into a nearby cemetery in
which veterans were holding their Me
morial day exercises.
A baseball uniform is a boy's notion or
the finest Bartoriai achievement.
"You Can Do Better for
Less on Third Street"
"T IS not a mere statement.
Third-street merchants are
active and aggressive.
There are no "drones in the
hive." Your best protection
is that a merchant on Third
street must give value to hold