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VOL. LV. .NO. I7.I!)C
rOKTLAXD. OKI. OX, MONDAY, JANUARY'. 3. 191G.
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INDEX OF T0DA1TS NEWS
UUL IUL.L.I.U- 111 U.U1
Hi IBS DEAD - -
TtrTKROATf VrnTlmnm ttnpratur.
WOMAN' AND TWO CHILDREN"
BE.LIEVED TO BE DEAD.
TOl Ocriori4ii no: otl to mod-
h it nnoR.
Not. a Club Is Left to
Amencai Official Among
TtoLosl en Psrsia.
sDsnroEs usd is egypt
Those Rescued Said to Include
59 Passengers ard 94
Members cf Crew.
VESSEL'S CAPTAIN DROWNS
Cairo Dispatches Say Warn
irg Was Not Given, but
No Panic Followed.
10 N POX. Jan. 1 Vtrl dia.
pa'.chaa fmna Cairo ay that tk Brit
ik itam.ih:j Tariua. ur in that MaJ
itrraai ca TaraJa. torp
duacl wtaout wmrmnf aal tank in f;
BaCwaaa I mr4 nrn-rtirt hara
taan tan4aj at Alriaruiria. Fry pi.
Rohart X. Mv-Narfy. Anmru Cory.
u! at Adan, Arabia, la brlia-vad I
t ba dronat.
taoaar IVatk Report rL
Rautar'a Cairo rorraponjant makaa
lha anraaarvad ttatrmanl thai Mr. Mc
Naaly J.t kta Ufa. Oiarlca H. Crmr.t.
f Contort, waa aarad.
prUUa of Cha ainkLTta; of tho Pvrvia
Cama ia !rw!y torlay. but aura infor
mation aa a r-iTJ mad it appaar
that tfca tumbrr of partocia who a-
capl ia th four boau whek wrra pat
tt w Ury.r thai waa bopad whn
lh firt rw a l:iTd yrataniay.
Th rrin.au!ir at Oriantal Corapaity.
whi'k aramad t ha rria. annoancad
Irxlj T that 1 'j- auriror had arnirac
Th aurrivor compriao lk chiaf
ff'arar. aavond cffWar. arccn ar.ci
aaara. T! aramarv. t3 Iwart and
Uoaala Saaa 113 r 5arL
A Llojda c!l patch rTi h nunbrr
a Ji3. anaia op of pavaaanfrs. of
whora 1? ara woman, and 94 member
f lha rraw. tnclinlma? 5J Laarar.
Tb aurior inctad roihtary offn
rr and aifht parlors who ara not
"Tha k:p waa truck amidhipi oa
lha port at 1:10 F. M . aaj a Reu
tr' rorrporulnt at Cairo, "Sb
ad diappaarad cofnptataty at 1:1 J
"Sanrnon ur it waa tr.tl ihort of
miratt that anyona waa lavad.
Thar waa no panar. I our boata war
launrhai w:'.k tha stmoat promptituJa.
Captaia mt Liawr Prawaxd.
"Tia captaia u drownad. When
la.t aava ha waa wimm:r after lha
Uf Had ptuncl banaatk th, .ur- !
Both th ranirMuUr A Orwntal
Compan and Ru-r' Cairo corr-
pondarl aa y thai Mr. Grant ha bn
Uriiid at Aktandrva. Th ataam-h.p
companT had to nawa of Mr. Mc.Nra
Edward R.m. af Denver. Wft th
rrua at Cibrattar. aa ail reported
Na AaaiaUac Offrred.
Th TenuuuUr 4t Ortenlal Cleans
hia CompaBjr toniHl received th
. t . , . ' . . r I r -
R -hara. whwaa amorr lha lunttun1
f th d:a.r: I
-a iorpuo ,truk th ,h,P M th '
Mrt bow al I eVIork in tha afur. '
nooa whan about t) (Bile aou'.h of th
at nd Of th I.lanJ of Crete. .No
warnina; waa ftven. Dr ary :t4rp:
atad t aaaut. Wi'.hn fi minute
th ahip kad aonk. It waa intpoaaibl
la lower th (tarbeaird bo.a, owmf to
tho heaay t L Tr or ; boata war
towered cm th port ;!. I d:d
lhu iyif. aa I waa waahed ccr
board a hen th boat rapaaed.
"Th cond-JCt cf th pa.n-er and
rrew waa plndid: there waa no
truet'.iRaT and no pa rue. I our boat
after 20 hoar at aea were parked up
by a warship."
Airi;ix citt .-a it Rto:
flna Xwrl4laM-k Ak Thai dg
an. I W Swearate-al lor Prewe-at.
WlHlllwrriV. Jaav 2. Aaml.ty wvr
Ik sinkift af Ik H'ltUk siaaahlp
rraa lr..4 la effwial cirrt.e hare list he leaked handsome In a pollre
tdr wk.a a coa i;r di.palrfc broegkl' man a klmt. Ldwar4 Fmilh rlgn4
lafaenaala Ik l tka ki ba4 ba .rJ freea th Abardeea foer. New Tear a
a44 t wrfe a4 taat at . aftar ana naoaih af arrtK
a..4 M 77i. w.-T. 1 BUl tormtrlr 4 -4 ."
Tw I-ocsib Tampa Start Vllh II
Mm and ftthe-re Pr-oeil4
by Frbcwary I.
nn;rr;x. wav. j i .r-
rial )-trim .itr rl- prvvai:!"
a4 witk tk 4' man 4 nun rtkr ihea
t nea fc-a al aay lima ' Ik arar
ia. awilooh for ih ramaar bu.ln
oa Or,a Harbor for lt I
t.tail traa oa roach lambar atlll e4--
trawm II in III pr 1 hr
lantnrrww. wM- tlnl.k.4 r-Mi net w.nt
aa II ar ! Httr prl a! o art
araatliB( la t Kaat ai4 Mi44!weyat,
rM4m( lo toral lic.aar en-y ad-
MUtmaa svt It" lamaar altaallaa
ta a-B ft boat aoreaat kr by I'"
Mff I. Aaaoaaramaat waa mat thi
a 11 Ike tmalB Mnc'a mill
ef4 caraa al Markkam. employing I
aari. wea'4 oewa ywbtnr-r I Today
laa ( or th Cray Harbor Ul-
Coenaaay ar.n4 with 114 raa aa
Ta ,n4arxa-MI44!aai rem
I Oakeillai wttk 14 an-a. will oaaa
a fakraary t. ef.r In yare" ld!-
PASSENGERS GO TO CHURCH
Portland Traveling .Man Lead a
tfUjrd Companion lo rVrk-e.
OAKLAND. Or, Jaa. 1 p-ll
rlMy HWftf aa th com bit. 4
kaata Ltalt4 Kaaoallloa liaaclaJ
Irala. bowed from -ortlaa4 lo !aa
Pranci). Wa-.a Ika flral ua4ar of
Ik N.w Yer br altandlnar church
IHarrk -lta Ikla aa paaaaasar
fom4 aft.r a ll-koar 4. tar. with ahr
wattle af hoar Ika only proapart. aa
Ika ruti af arrack south. Kar. I'm
eft la cburik. wko'a coming Ions'
ceil4 fot.r Morrla. Poniaed travel
lac aua. ae4 eoena J-44 traveler
torero! Ibolr wo a. trudsad throuch Iba
aow aa4 ilae lo aa Oakland
KING'S WOUND NOT HEALED
IWIla aatd YkH
I aria lo Trral I
LOVPOX. Jaa. 3. A Raalrr dtasatrb
from Alhaaa. fli.4 rrldar. y fro
f.aor rrta4rtrb Kraua. of lUrlln. and
rrofaaaor Cuolbars. of Vlanna. vbo al
l.a44 Km Coaaiaallaa durtnc bu
lllaaaa laa I VprlnjT. haaa raluroad lo
Alk.aa lo asamiaa Iba wound lorl br
Ika oaaralloa aarfom.4 la J una. wblcb
baa aol k.al.4. Tba wound la lTln
Ika Klnar aoma Iroabla. althossk bla
'(oral coadittoa it arood.
ro.aaor t:iaolara; aarforcnod Iba
eoarallon. wblcb conaialad of r. moral
of aart of Ika Irgll rib. Tba klnf
waa aafforlaaT from alaurtajr.
.Make Important Obxw
altoaa ('oor-rralnc Caaala.
l-LACjrr A rr. AM Jaa. 3. Ob..rr
lloaa of Mara for Iba araaoal oppol
loa ara now la full procraaa al lb
Low.ll abaaraalonr. r.oaulla of alcoa,
j imaortanr baa atroadjr b a brouarkt
out. la Ibal Iba obaarvad canal d.l
opmaat la alrlktncrjr rorroborallva of
Iba Ik or 7 af waaoaabl daan4rn
soon iba anattinai of lha polar cap.
Tba aortb.ra caaat ara now cm
Iroaaalr dark, ladu-alina: tnrrad ac
IKK? with aaoarlat prtac. whll lb. I
outk.ra caaala ara faiat la
Tka aaa In Ika aorlk.ra
pkr of lara la now tat April.
HUERTA'S ILLNESS SERIOUS i
la rOMrt cMl-atln;
roa ;ree I rar. ' a
T. Jan. ; ;nrl r
tor u8 llorta. o lTu .atonal Preai i
iat of aWai-. b .n4rtRl an'
r.ftLoa br. wator-ta .l bra. I
a4Rrd im m rtuo rmd tton tonight
bf bta ti iriaa, tT . P buatar.
laWaorel Itearta. bo bad Nn III
for aocno lima It m bat tha (-hyatriana !
dk iMbajraj) aft J4-1l. Wt OB OpOfatO!
for gatoar. It arae arvioganrtj afur j
tna aparauoa 101 in pnyau tana louna
avmptom of a anre cnplt.-atw d
. . ... ... , .
a erraaa.4 for bla riT)
THRONE OCCUPIED BY YUAN
j . .aor. ; ,
Vr.KIS. Ja. t Tuaa M Kal. Prl
4nt of t'hiaaw wbe ba "rtd th j
proffar of aa i:mprr" crow ' J
-Taiat of art4j eloaaanta la the
ns.llaa atafeti th NU' In tho Ir
Pril i I ' ow aiair. pi on in mroni
tend aarouncad mm "h.a Imperial i t
rnajaet- at tho Ne Tear' a day rep-
(toaj fftaaa for flrt offaertata.
II la atra4r a4dre4 r.mprr
br the "nea. although iho formal
croat oa coremony a bot taboa
"GUYED MAN QUITS FORCE
A be-riler a Polkrv-anaa Tl rr of Joke
A bow I Ilia Helmet.
ABKRDrEX. Jan. 2 (?pa-
riatl BcaaM aa eau!4 aol alaAd the
ssTta af kt fria4 wh told klra
Many Are Injured and
WIND BREAKS 27-YEAR RECORD
Plate Glass Windows Shatter
and Signs Blow Away.
APARTMENT HOUSE FALLS
I'rrrr Pa-nT"ra llrcomr t-k-k
a ad CMIirra tTnj; Coallio Vca.
aria Fail Hark, lo Harbor;
luroiartrr. ! Ialll. '
HAV rRANCfSCO. Jan. S Ufa. limb
and property paid tribute bar Innlsht
lo torn aald by lha Wealbar Ilu
reaa officlala lo ba tha aaeereet that
baa vlaltad Haa rtaaclaco for 37 yeare.
noeeatr-flee rnrtra aa hour waa Ibr
Telocity of lb wind at I o-clock off
l-olnl Rare, and . mll.e an hour off
lolnt Loboa. one of lha portala of the
Coldra Oal. Tba wind waa atlll Maine
lonlcbl and the barometer falling-.
Mo Killed by ralllaa la.
Henry Chlieon. of Loa Anc!-.
klll'd bra br tha norm. Chllmn and
hu wife raraa here lo elall Ih ranama
Pacific Cipoeltloa and were to have
relurnd lo Loa Anselra tonight. H
waa knocked down by a falllnc adeer
llalnaT also, auffared a broken aplne
and fractured ekull and dlrd half an
Nuaneroue Injurl.a wei reported
from flylnar ln and other d.brla
blown loo by Ih bowline aoulberly
rlate-4.laaa w, laeaaa Saffee.
Tbe wind waa eapeclally aeerre on
plaie-Blaaa window, mora lhaa 10 of
which were r. ported aa having been
blown In. On window, on the 17tb
alory of aa office bulldln. waa blown
from Ita frame and atuck like a Jack
knife in a door at tha oppoait aide of
tha room. .
Ti alarm 'alcked up a heavy a ot
Haa Kranclaco llay and ferry traffic
waa maintained with difficulty. In
everal caaaa whole aeaa aw.pt Ih
lower drka of the rerryboat. and
many of tba' paaaentfrra became aea
elck and otbere ensaced theraeelvea In
CeoatlaaT Teaaela Tare Baek.
Fet.ral coaatrra that tried to put to
turned back aft.r (elllnc a taala
of the wind velocity outald tbe heada
The property loaa cauerd by th
lorn includ.d the d.alructloo of an
untenanted two-atory frame aparlm.nl-
houae. which collapaed und.r the prea-
aure of the wind. intra war no
IVueione Granted Orrcoa Women.
ORrOONlA.V NKWS Bf REAL. Willi-
Insian. Jan. J. I"enlona of III a
month have bean araniad to Mra. alary
It. tlornaday. of Portland, and to Mra
t.mma l- Hood, of Dufur.
: . ,
ST T V -.. I a J J - I
i ifi i
' k -M s-- aw . w - m in ar- - I l l.tl V" i - awgaaaw ---T w I
vraU Dorteiwrijf ludiL
Amrlraa Coodfa lovt a ilnr Pmntm. Ptui 1.
Arbia i4ers vruontd br trriibl b.rrl
Bo in rat nrvi H at tared by lif 1b tracbca.
Srrw t ry )f ouaton varna farm ara that farti
iiara b acxt-e. I'aca - '
Armv atarr Mnta caoaoratilp In event o
r. Kattv i.
Raii-ara Tduem art-- to rttlera oo racla-
maiioi prowf oa coouitloa of Miuv
IMMk, I'M S.
Aaonciato JuatVco tAixar 4la. rax ft.
Ctia of D-tnorratie laaa offaoi br trad
aitnbvtod to aic. fas .
Whoot long boi for 4rmaa arcoant aold In
br-4i and quirby aboartajil bj mvrbt.
Mr. f ord bora wtih rhancad vioara aa to
mt ar. i'aa 4.
On k 1 1 ld. maar Injured and broprtr
aad la baa rraartaco Crm. I Uf 1.
raited btatoo fhambrr of Commrro pro-
dKta groal proaaortir for IV. C
Oat look for nolo oa Iacirio Coaat for ltt6
lo W4. fas lo.
I'nrio em- to pitr two cam or trm
twm lata tffa. Pa lw.
lroal tt in loa at lacua promts to
bo montBiotta Pafo lw.
J ohm or rworo aaid to bavo aortoua tflU
oat JOld paronant. Pa 10.
Lambor arfro advaoco nod boaglna; campo
otaft. Ia4t i
Tbro of tra.a crew b:amod for Roaoburs
rOCK. VaVC .
rnaeaakrbM aad Marto.
IXanavar dorlaro tnoaor for nil lfUlmat
acwdJ la nailablo. fnar II.
nrvo Antoalno nails ith grata cart.
l aaa li,
ro--ttaad aod Tlrialtr.
rrohlt.it wn bnr.-;a danclna; to bolol g fit la
Croiya N-at.lt daoco to tbrllllnc. ! 1-
Uoilar rarpot Cotalanarr Church pal pit.
PttMtf aafcad In fod bird bllo toOW COVOT
Cont-at tt moal Ic tiara onda today.
Toothful foraar braJta of Ion a; cmrmr mt
crlrna. Pas a 1.
Port land vaharn without oaala for flrat
ouaday 10 ora. Pago 1
Toungatorb and pa rata to abate. Pag 14. 1
JitrtVr poUc begin patrol and find Winter
auiomotlliBf oblllr Pago 14.
Dr. Iitnaon urgao family worahlp. Pago -
Pair Bar vaitom lap yar and bacbelora
ara rraignad lo lata. Page
CHICAGO THIEVES BUSIER
Total of S 1,30, 00 Stolen In Year.
f 300.090 Above Preceding Year.
CHICAGO. Jaa. I. One million, flv
hundred thoueand dollars waa atolen in
Chlcaeo durlnar 11S. according; to fls
urea compiled from police reeorda. Tbla
was 1300. 000 more than th tribute
levied by tt-leve on Chicago' public
durlnff Lha year precadlna;.
Chief of Police llealey baa aeked the
Council for loo additional patrolmen,
and be is L-onfidenthera will ba a con
siderable decrease in crime If his re
quest la granted.
DIETZ SEEKS MOVIE JOB
Victorious Coach i aacinaled by Film
Game and Woald Be Slar.
LO.S AXGELES. Jan. 2. (Special. )
The Washington state College football
team left for home tonight, after spend
ing lha day at San Diego. 'All are la
Coach Diets alone remalna here, and
he ssys he will start out tomorrow to
find a Job with some moving picture
outfit. Diets la faaclnatrd with the
movl game. If auccessful. he expects
to etsy until next year's aon beirins.
ENOUGH ENGINE POWER, AS USUAL.
SOFT DRINKS ARE SPURNED
Erickson's Place Well Filled
But Bar Patrons Few.
AIR OF PROPRIETY REIGNS
Car Conductor Apologize for Hing
ing Oonj In Front ot Church and
"Cop" Courteous When Re
quefttlns; Hobo to Move On.
Little old Portland on its first prohi
bition Sunday waa a model of decorum.
Of course, there have been previous
dry Sundays. Ever since John Manning
as District Attorney back in 1107 pained
tba boys by invoking the Sunday clos
Ins; law oa saloons the town has been
outwardly dry on the Sabbath.
At the same time, there never has
been a Sunday In that period when a
nun couldn't go up to his club and
warm himself with a drop or so to
stave off a threatened attack of pneu
monia tbe Winter after next.
City Veritable Sahara.
Could that be done yesterday? It
could not. Dry, drier, drought! The
day of Sahara was come.
Only a few of the saloons, proprie
tors of which had announced the in
tention of continuing at the old stands
with soft drinks In place of hard
liquors, so much as took tbe trouble to
unlock their doors.
Even tha prospect of Sunday opening
for the first time In nine long- years did
not seem to appeal. In thoso places
that were open. Just a ghastly remainder
of the old Jolly throng- waa there.
Warslag Gives AcaJaet Kxceaa.
Tbey talked In subdued tones, and
cautioned each other gingerly about
drinking too muck of "that stuff," and
of the evil effects thereof.
Soda m-ater waa the strongest drink
on tap. and ginger ale the most devilish
in aound. Even near-beer was not to
"Uimme a near-beer with a glass of
naptha for a chaser. Tie a white rib
bon around It," ordered a facetious log.
ger at Erickson's big saloon and con
cert hall. Burnslde and Second streets.
"So near-beer today." said tbe bar
tender. "You can have soda pop. sar-
saparllla. grape Juice or loganberry
fixx. But no near-beer. We don't carry
it on Sunday."
faallaa Ia Exercised.
A bystsnder curiously inquired the
"Well," said the bartender, "we Just
aren't doing it. Wa are going as care
fully as we possibly can. Soma peo
ple might not understand it and would
tbink something waa wrong if near
beer was sold on Sunday, and we don't
want to get in bad with tbe public
-Come to think of it, though.
4'onciuu1 ua Vatie .V Column l.i
Husband and Wife so Badly Burned
They Probably Will Die Blame
Placed on Lighted Cigarette.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 2. Twenty
persons were Injured, six seriously, two
of whom will die. iji a fire that de
stroyed the Bellevue apartments 'here
early tonight. Mrs. Elizabeth Ostrom
and two children of Mrs. Nellie Buchard
are missing and are believed to have
been burned to - death. Some of .the
victims were hurt in heroic attempts
to save others, while many leaped
from windows in the upper stories ot
the building and were more, or less
Wilson Gray and his wife, each 30
years old. were caught in their apart
ments on the fourth floor and were so
badly burned that physicians bold out
slight hope for their recovery. The
five-story brick building contained 21
apartments and at the time of the fire
about 200 persons were In the struc
ture. It Is believed to have been caused by
a lighted cigarette, thrown Into a
wastepaper bin in the basement. The
financial loss was estimated at about
SEATTLE COASTER KILLED
Sled and Aiito Collide; Several in
Oilier Accidents Injured.
SEATTLE, , Jan. 2. One boy was
killed and several others were injured
today as tbe result of coasting acci
dents on Seattle's steep snow-covered
hills. - Russell Marvin, 11. was killed
when bis sled ran into an automobile
at West Barrett street and Grand boule
Sidney Greenburg. 11. suffered a
broken leg as. the result of a collision
between two sleds on Washington
street, between Twenty-seventh and
A bobsled carrying five boys and
girls hit a telephone pole at East For
tieth street and Brooklyn avenue. None
FLEEING LAUNCH CAPTURED
Calypso in Custody, of American
Cruiser at Lit Paz.
SAX DIEGOixCal.. Jan. 2. The launch
Calypso, which sailed from San Pedro
December 27, the crew of which
sought by the Deputy United -States
Marshal at Los Angeles, Is in the cus
tody of the cruiser New Orleans at La
Paz. Lower California, according to
radiog: ram received here today from
The Calypso was held at San Pedro
under an admiralty libel instituted by
tbe Standard Oil Company and the San
Pedro Iron Works, when, it is alleged,
the crew forcibly took possession from
the Deputy United States Marshal and
put to sea.
FIRST LIQUOR RAID MADE
Beer, Wine, W hisky and Gin Seized
at .Negro Club, With 30 Present,
The first raid in Portland under the
new prohibition law was made last
night on tbe Union Club, colored, at 91
Xorth Park street, by Lieutenant
Harms and Patrolmen Powell and Mar
tin. The raid resulted In the arrest of
one man and the seizure of 26 pints of
beer and a quantity of wine, whisky
The policemen visited the club when
about 20 colored men and women were
present. J. H. Reed, president of the
tiub. told the police that there was no
liquor In tbe house.
TOWN IN VIRGINIA BURNING
Business Section of Gordonsville Ap
pears to Be Doomed.
ALEXANDRIA. Va., Jan. 3. Dis
patch en received here early today over
railroad wires from Gordonsville, Va.,
said that a fire which started on the
main street there a block - from the
Chesapeake fc Ohio station, shortly
after' midnight, was burning fiercely
and that the business section appeared
to be doomed.
Local firemen were unable to cope
with the blaze and a fire company
from Charlottesville was being rusbed
to the town on a speciaj train.
STATE WORTH $16,600,000
Washington Has $3,600,000 Cash
' and SI 3000.000 Bonds. ,
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 2. (Special.)
The State of Washington starts the
year 1918 with total cash balances of
12.603.623.83 in. Ita various funds and
bond holdings in excess of (13,000.000.
The state general fund has a cash
balance of 11.204,075.26.
The bond statement shows bonds
valued at 111.76391.80 in the perma
nent educational funds, with 1500,000 in
cash awaitng' investments, while II,
336.800 of the accident fund also is in
vested in bonds.
JEWS ORDERED TO LEAVE?
Stockholm Krport Says Impulsion
From Petrograd Is Decreed.
BERLIN'.' Jan. 2. (By wireless to
Sayville. X. Y.) "It is reported from
Stockholm that orders have been given
to all Jewish refugees st Petrograd to
depart immediately. says tho Over
seas News Agency.
"This order involves the cancella
tion of all concessions to the Jews
made by Prince. Cherbatoff, . form-r
AUmeter of the imerir.''
G. L. Thorne Uncovers
Long Crime Career.
PLAN FOR BIG COUP SPOILED
Prisoner Blames Self for Sui
cide of James De Ford.
BLIND PIG PLAN FAILS
Suspicions of Woman Stop Project
for Liquor Sales Man Who Lived
' by Wits Tells of Getting More
Than $25,000 by Fraud.
By his own confession yesterday
George Lee Thorne, alias Dr. Russell
Elliott and many other names, held in
the city Jail for alleged bad check and
other fraudulent operations, is a rival
in fact of the imaginary Rufus Walling
ford, and if his own statements are to
be credited, the suicide of James De
Ford, president of the Randelett Oil &
Gas Company, of Neodesha. Kan., Sat
urday morning, at 286 Eleventh street,
Portland, may, in part or in whole, ba
laid at the door of Thorne himself.
Thorne said yesterday, in a statement
which he backed up by an array of
facts, that he 'had engaged DeFord's
attention in an oil-promoting scheme;
that he intended to reap a harvest by
fraudulent sale of stock and then to
disappear, taking all the blame. With
Mr. DeFonKhe said he had formed the
Finley Orday Company. Mrs. DeFord.
daughter-in-law of the dead man. ad
mitted yesterday that she had a vagu,
recollection of having heard the elder
Mr. DeFord speak of such a company.
Thorne said the company was actually
planned. Mr. DeFord's suicide was at
tributed to an unheavat in his financial
operations at the opening of the war.
Thorne to Take All Blame.
Thorne said yesterday he had used
DeFord as a tool for the alleged fraudu
lent sale of stocks and bonds. Thorne
admitted he 'way to fix things so that
he could profit by Mr. DeFord's knowl
edge of oil stocks and at the jail pro
duced, while others looked on. what
he said was Mr. DeFord's forged sig
nature. If trouble came. Thorne said,
he would have taken all the blame.
Thorne had planned to "vanish" before
the evidence of fraud was discovered.
His arrest interrupted his plans, and,
according to Thorne. probably added to
the worries of Mr. DeFord, who feared
being implicated in other affairs of
Tborne's. of which :he know nothing.
Mr. DeFord took carbolic acid Satur
day morning, quietly saying to his son,
Forger Reproduces Slgnatare.
Charles De Ford and Eugene Da
Ford, sons of the deceased, were taken
last night to visit Thorne in his cell.
They sought to disprove their father's
connection with Torne's company.
When the forger wrote for them a
copy of their father's signature, as he
remembered it, they refused to com
ment upon the reproduction.
Thorne told them that their father
had gone into the plan with honest in
tentions, but that three or four days
thereafter, when he suspected some
thing wrong, he protested. Thorne
said De Ford's real signature, signed
to some business papers, should show
up at one of the Portland banks in a
day or so. v
Pride Takra la Frauds.
His alleged connection with De Ford,
however, was but one of the many
amazing revelations in a dazzling
career of living on his wits. He is but
31 years old. but ha is a graduate of
the College of Physicians and Surgeons
in Chicago; an ex-Sergeant in the
United States Army formerly stationed
at Walla Walla, Wash., and as an im
postor and fraudulent check operator,
by his own admissions, it is doubtful
if he has an equal in this part of the
world. All day yesterday, while he
was telling his story, telegrams from
various parts of the country came
pouring in to the local detectives, in a
measure backing up the admissions
which he made with considerable pride.
A plan to establish a fashionable
and elaborate "blind pig" In Portland
was frustrated only by suspicion of
tho woman he had engaged to be his
partner, and by his untimely arrest.
Wit Caed for Living.
Thorne. realizing himself caught and
undoubtedly due for a Jail sentence,
admitted the operation of some 59
frauds and check operations, the aggre
gate amount of which is over 125.000.
The exact amount is unknown to him
self, other than that be has lived high,
and brags that he has lived on his
wits entirely since 1906, and that he
has partaken freely in the high life of
hotels, cabaret and high society. The
only actual labor done in the past 10
years, he says, was two days' work
building headquarters while an officer
in Villa's army in Mexico. He believes
his criminal career is past, for he be
lieves that three years in jail will kill
him. his health requiring the open air.
His only hope lies in his trial by the
Government on the charge of using tha
mails to defraud, in connection with his "
obtaining $516 escheat money from a
Baker City bank, and that sentence of
ess than three years will be given him. ;
He had refrained trom talking until
yesterday in hopes of buying leniency
with confessions of his past crimes.
DistrVt Attorney Evans yesterday
iCuucludeu va l's li. toluuiii 1.).