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THE arORXTNG OREGOXIAN. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 191C.
SEATTLE HAN HELD:
L P. Sichler Accused of Try
ing to Get $2000 From
WIFE HELPS PROVIDE BAIL
Additional Arrest In Los Angeles
Made Seattle Investigator ..Said.
1 to He ITlnie Mover In Syn
dicate Preying on Nabobs.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 23 (Special.)
Charged with having attempted to
blackmail Samuel 1. Silverman, a local
mining promoter, out of $J0OO. Louis
I". Sichler, a private investigator, was
arrested this afternoon hy Deputy Sher
iffs Brewer and McGillivray. Sichler
was released shortly afterward on $5000
bail, which was furnished by Mrs,
Sichler. Carl Poeppel and A. R. Winter.
Sichler. according to Deputy Sheriffs,
is implicated in a confession by a
woman who named him as one of the
moving spirits in a blackmail syndicate
which is believed by the deputies to
have bilked several wealthy Seattle
citizens out of large sums of money.
Jlrs. Isabel-Clayburg. a milliner, was
arrested in Los Angeles Tuesday on a
harge of blackmail. Miss Elsie Coots,
whose connection with the so-called
blackmail syndicate" is uncertain, was
placed under arrest in Los Angeles this
afternoon. Miss Lillian Peterson, also
named in the statement in possession
of the Deputy Sheriffs, is now being
sought by the Sheriffs office.
Sichler Brand Story a Kake.
Sichler branded the "blackmail syn
dicate" story :is a fake and his art-est
os an outrage. He refused to discuss
lils case beyond the statement that he
Had known both Mrs. Clayburg and
A!is Peterson. He declares that he
will have no difficulty In proving that
be had no connection with any attempt
to blackmail. j'i..
The accused man is married ana ne
has three grown children. He is 47
rears old and has lived in Seattle 1
years For several years past he has
had a desk in the office of a local at
torney. Sichler has studied law but
ha.s never been admitted to the bar.
In 1911. following the collapse of the
Washington Orchard & Irrigation Com
pany, as a result of which W. L. De
J.arm. its promoter, was indicted by the
Federal grand jury and became a fugi
tive Sichler was appointed receiver or
the defunct concern, which was alleged
to have swindled thousands of persons
out of millions of dollars.
Complete explanation of how the Se
attle "badger" syndicate "worked its
victims, all of whom are men of emi
nence and wealth, is contained in the
following remarkable stenographic con
fession to the Sheriff of a woman. "Mrs.
S " alleged member of the gang, who
says she has been double-crossed and
victimized herself by the more greedy
Her confession was taken oy a
Sheriffs stenographer verbatim.
"They worked like this:. G . who
was a member of the" Rainier Club,
produced most of the subjects. The
financial agent did the photographing
and had an arrangement with a firm
of photographers to use their room and
materials after hours to do the develop
ing "Then the girls got what they could
when they worked and were to be put
in on the collection (the money ob
tained from the victims) whenever they
were in the pictures.
"G then did the bluffing. He
would call the man to his office and
tell him he had been instructed to
bring suit for divorce against some
woman, and that this woman's husband
had given him photographs of the man
he had sent for. showing him in com
promising positions with the wife in
question. He would ask what the man
he had sent for was going to do about
it. and he usually bluffed him."
Mrs. S then explained what Mr. S
did when confronted by photographs of
himself In G 's office. Mr. S is a man
Miss Peterson and Miss Clayburg are
alleged to have trapped.
Broken Plate of o Avail.
S. was a tough one at the start,"
ays Mrs. S 's confession. "G told him
he had been running around with an
other man's wife and that he had pic
tures to prove it.
"S asked to see the pictures and
G showed him some. S got fussed and
managed to break one of the plates.
G just laughed at him and said,
Why, you don't think we are so fool
ish as not to have duplicates of these?'
"S said 'This is nothing but black
mail. I will go right down to the
Prosecuting Attorney's office.'
"Then G did give him the laugh
and said: 'Walt a minute till I get my
hat and we'll both go down to the
Prosecuting Attorney's office.'
"Of course, when a man would come
in G would naturally show him the
worst picture to start with and then
the man would wonder how many more
"In this case S told G he didn t
know whether he could get the cash as
G had told him he would not take a
"Finally &t went across the street
to the bank 'and came back with the
cash, but they didn't give him all the
pictures they had. They never did.
They always held back a bunch of
"After this happened to S he never
came back. All the pictures I know of
were taken at the Twentieth-avenue
HABEAS CORPUS WRIT ISSUED
Attorney for Mrs. Claybnrg Active;
Miss Coots Xot Found.
LOS ANGELES. Feb. 23. A writ of
habeas corpus, returnable February 29.
RECIPE TO DARKEN
Home Made Mixture Darkens
Gray Hair and Removes
To a half pint of water add:
Barbo Compound small box
Glycerine H oz-
These are all simple Ingredients that
that you can buy from any druggist at
vrey little cost, and mix them your
uif Anniv tn the scalp once a day
Vor two weeks, then once every other
... .. . t . I - . . OA4
I weeK until ail me mii.uw
A half pint should be enougn to
ji.i ,r w-i. v1H thA head of
f dandruff and kill the dandruff germs.
It stops the hair rrom iaiiins
relieves Itching and acalp diseases. It
promotes the growth of the hair and
makes harsh hair soft and glossy.Adv.
was issued late today by Judge John
M. York in the Superior Court on be
half of Mrs. Isabel Clayburg. who was
arrested here yesterday on telegraphic
advices from Sheriff Hodge, of Seattle,
that she was charged with being a
member of & blackmail syndicate which
operated in that city.
The arrest of Miss Klsie Coots, a
young woman who is said to have been
living here recently with Mrs. Clay
burg. was requested In a telegram to
the Sheriff's office from Sheriff Hodge
today. The telegram did not say
whether a warrant had been issued or
what charge, if any, had been preferred
against Miss Coots. Deputies were un
able to find her.
Attorney's for. Mrs. Clayburg re
ceived information by wire, so they
said, from their Seattle correspondents
to the effect that the wealthy victims
of the so-called blackmail syndicate
had said they would not appear in a
case against Mrs. Clayburg and others
accused with her.
GAR SHORTAGE SERIOUS
WESTERS GRAIN CROPS SAID T
BE IX GRAVE DANGER.
Loss Will Be Large Unless 00,000
. Cars Are Provided Within 30
Days for Illinois Alone.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23. Abnormal ex
port trade of the Eastern states due
to enormous orders for war materials
and provisions from European coun
tries, has resulted in the Eastern rail
roads detaining thousands of cars
owned by Western companies, thereby
threatening disaster to Western crops,
according to F. H. Funk, a member of
the Illinois Public Utilities Commis
sion, who arrived here, today. Accom
panied by E. I. Wayne, a director of
the Illinois Grain Dealers' Association,
Mr. Funk left tonight for Washington
for a conference with the Interstate
Commerce Commission. Approximately
."0,000 cars must be provided for the
movement of corn in Illinois alons
within the next 30 days or a. serious
loss will be entailed, Mr. Funk as-
"The situation in Illinois is perhaps
more precarious than in any other grain
state." declared Mr. Funk. "The ele
vators are full of corn, much of which
ia of poor quality. Wheat and oats
can wait for some time. The other
grain states are not as seriously ham
pered by the car shortage as Illinois."
Mr. Funk said the excuse given by
the railroads is that there are not
enough vessels available for the grow
ing export trade. It also is pointed
out by the railroads, he said, that they
were unprepared for this unprece
dented increase in business, many lines
having neglected to keep up their sup
ply of equipment.
There is a reciprocal agreement be
tween the railroads, according to Mr.
Funk, by which one road receiving a
car owned by another road is required
to pay the owner only 4j cents a day
until the return of the car.
"It may readily be seen from this,"
declared Mr. Funk, "that the Eastern
railroads can well afford to pay 45
cents a day for the use of a car owned
by another road. The per diem charge
is nothing as compared with the earn
ing capacity of a car in such times."
CHEF STILL IN
POSTAL CARD FHOM PORTLAND
REGARDED AS HOAX.
Police of Two Cities Agree In Dis
crediting; Theory That Anarchist
Prisoner Is In West.
CHICAGO, Feb. 23. After a day of
numerous investigations by Chicago
police and Federal authorities, these
authorities tonight had no definite in
formation concerning the whereabouts
of Jean Crones, who is believed to have
put poison in the soup at a banquet
to Archbishop Mundelein several weeks
A post card signed "Jean Crones"
and mailed at Portland, Or., was re
ceived by the chief of the Chicago
police department, but he regarded the
card as the work of a crank.
Chief of Police Clark said yesterday
that the receipt of a postal card by
Chicago authorities, purporting to have
been sent from Portland by the anarchist-poisoner,
Jean Crones, evidently
was a hoax, as the Portland police have
no evidence of an anarchistic ring in
At no time within recent years has
there been a tendency toward the
propagation of doctrine by anarchists
in Portland. They have been discour
aged and hustled on, and no doubt is
expressed that a single sincere member
of the cult can be found in the city.
In view of this fact the police are
certain that Crones has not taken ref
uge in the camp of the enemy, far
from his brethren. The nearest known
colony of anarchists is situated near
Tacoma. according to Information from
the United States Secret Service De
partment. ALBANY CLUB PLANS HOME
Purchase and Remodeling of Two
Story Building Proposed;
ALBANY. Or., Feb. 23. (Special.)
A permanent home for the Albany Com
mercial Club is contemplated in plans
now being consummated here. It is
proposed that the club purchase a two
story building on Ferry street, between
Second and Third streets, and re
The structure has been used for many
years by the Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union and the Grand Army of
the Republic, being owned jointly by
MINER DROWNS IN ROGUE
Edgar Batty Loses Footing While
Crossing Submerged Footbridge.
GRANTS PASS. Or., Feb. 23 Edgar
Batty, a mining man, was drowned last
ntglit while crossing the Rogue River
near the Almeda mine, 20 miles down
Batty atempted to cross a swinging
footbridge which was submerged by
high water. He stepped into a hole,
lost his balance and fell into the river.
The body has been recovered.
Vancouver Elks Show Visits Camas.
VANCOUVER. Wash!, Feb. 23. (Spe
cial.) Forty persons, the cast of the
Elks' show given here last week, went
to Camas this afternoon in automo
biles. Tonight the show was put on
in the Camas opera-house, which was
sold to capacity. The amateur actors
were given a royal welcome by the
Elks who live in Camas, their families
and friends. After the show the mem
bers of the cast returned to Vancouver.
Prosecutor Sues Caldwell Paper.
CALDWELL. Idaho, Feb. 23. (Spe
cial.) H. A. Griffiths. Prosecuting At
torney for Canyon County, has filed suit
against the Caldwell Printing Company,
publishers of the Caldwell Tribune, de
manding $10,000 for alleged libel. Arti
cles alleging that the anti-nepotism
law was being violated form the basis
of the suit.
MISHOFF BABY IS
Prince, on Realizing He Is Not
Father, Drops His Suit
RUSSIAN TO GO TO WAR
Reconciliation Is Not Announced,
but Counsel Says 1 loyal Plain
tiff Is Not Angry, but Is
Friendly to Princess.
NEW YORK, Feb.' 23. (Special.)
Trince Miskinoff is not a. father, after
all. The baby he thought his was a
foundling girl whom the Princess, the
former Aimee Crocker-Gouraud. took
under protection. The Prince admits
he was mistaken. He is going back
to Russia to fight. The separation
suit is ended except for the formal or
der of discontinuance expected from
Tuottp. ra rlr Prfriav morning. As to a
reconciliation, that is another matter.
The curious trial endea aDrupuy iu
day after the Prince finished his testi
mony regarding episodes of his life
with his wife, on which he based the
charges of cruelty. The Prince's at
torney, John O. Oldmixon. and the law
yer for the Princess, Malcolm Law
rence, whispered to each other and
then to Justice Clark. The ourt then
recessed half an hour. "After the recess
the lawyers again talked privately with
the Judge, who, after a few minutes,
said court was adjourned to Friday
Agreement Is Reached.
The lawyers had' Intimated to the
justice that they could reach an agree
ment. He replied that one important
matter would have to be established to
everybody's satisfaction the identity
of the- baby, which the Prince had
asserted was born while the Trincess
was in a hospital, April last.
Jn her counter claim, the Princess
had asked the court to decree there
had been no issue by her fourth mar
If the baby question could be settled,
the Judge said, he would be in a posi
tion to consider a dismissal of the sep
.Principals, attorneys and a court
stenographer adjourned to a separate
office. There depositions were taken in
affidavit form, but not sworn to. They
will be submitted to the justice later.
Dr. George Foster joined the party.
He said he attended the Princess when
she was at Miss Alston's private hos
pital in West. Sixtieth street and that
no baby was born to her. Mr. Old
mixon, the Prince's attorney, did not
cross-examine Dr. Foster. The Prince
admitted, he said, his mistake in the
matter of the. baby.
Prince In Kot Angry.
The Princess told her story, and it
agreed with that of her physician. After
the conference Mr. Oldmixon said:
"An amicable settlement has been
reached and there's no financial agree
ment. Miskinoff is not angry at the
Princess. His feeling toward her Is
friendly. He is honestly mistaken about
the child. He now is satisfied no child
was born, and the case should be
Questioned by a repcrter concerning
the child, the lawyer for the Princess
said the baby that figured in this con
troversy was a poor little girl named
Vera, a foundling who was fortunate
enough at the age of 2 months to win
the friendship of Mrs. Gouraud. "Her
identity never will be established," he
declared. "She will be reared and
properly educated and provided for.
The Princess never told the Prince a
child had leen born to them."
Coos County Highway Damaged.
MARSHFIELD. Or., Feb. 23. (Spe
cial.) The county highway between
Coquille and Bandon was damaged to
the extent of several thousand dollars
during the high water early in Feb
ruary and portions of it are impassable.
The highway skirts the banks of the
Coquille River in certain sections, and
in one or two places the river cut the
banks so deeply the road was entirely
removed. Where piling is driven bulk
h.o will Inn madf that future high
water may not cause a recurrence of
Port Orford Beach Combing Good.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Feb. 23. (Spe
cial.) Beach combing at Port Orford,
although there hasn't been a wreck
there in years, has spurts when the
following is remunerative, as was
shown in a recent instance. During
the heavy storms of January, several
"Pape's Diapepsin" Neutralizes
Acids in Stomach and
Stops Any SournesSj Heartburn,
or Food Rising in Few"
The question as to how long you are
going to continue a sufferer from in
digestion, dyspepsia or out-of-order
stomach is merely a matter of how
soon you begin taking some Diapepsin.
If your stomach is lacking In diges
tive power, why not help the stomach
to do its work, not with drastic drugs,
but a re-enforcement of digestive
agents, such as are naturally at work
in the stomach.
People with weak stomachs should
take a little Diapepsin occasionally,
and there will be no more indigestion,
no feeling like a lump of lead in the
stomach, no heartburn, sour risings,
gas on stomach or belching of undi
gested food, headaches, . dizziness or
sick stomach, and besides, what you
eat will not ferment and poison your
breath with nauseous odors. All these
symptoms resulting -from a sour, out-of-order
stomach and dyspepsia are
generally relieved five minutes after
taking a little Diapepsin.
Go to your druggist and get a 50
cent case of Pape's Diapepsin now, and
you will always go to the table with a
hearty appetite, and what you eat will
taste good, because your stomach and
intestines will be clean and fresh,
and you will know there are not going
to be any more bad nights, and misera
ble days for you. They freshen you
and make you feel like life is worth
DYSPEPTICS ! END
THREE DAYS ONLY THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND
THREE STARS BESSIE BARRISCALE, LEWIS
STONE AND WALTER EDWARDS
In a Wonderful Story of a Self -Made Man's Rise From
the Ranks And a Wife's Love That Stands the Test
If your wife stood by you when you were poor, would you try
get rid of her when you were wealthy? Mallery did.
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redwood logs which evidently were
lost from some California port came
ashore at Port Orford and were hauled
to the sawmill by D. Quellen and
Charles Neu'man, who, when the logs
had been manufactured, had 3000 feet
of the finest lumber, worth about $90.
DETECTIVE IS BOUND OVER
Man on Bootlegging Inquiry Accused
of Giving Liquor to Minor.
NEWPORT, Or., Feb. 23. (Special.)
Detective C. T. Hanner. of Portland,
who was arrested last week for giving
liquor to Frank Wade, a minor, had a
preliminary hearing before Justice
Berry yesterday, and was bound over
to appear before the grand jury next
August under J1000 bonds. Bondsmen
were secured at Toledo, and Hanner
took the next train for Portland.
He was one of two private detectives
hired by Prosecuting Attorney Stewart
to procure evidence against bootleggers
and indictments were returned against
prominent citizens, but all were acquitted.
Mr. Edison's New Laboratory Model $250
Demonstration and Sale of These and Other Less Expensive
' Types of Edison Machines Commences at Eilers
Music House This Morning
It is appropriate that upon Mr. Edi
son's sixty-ninth birthday the great
Unco of "Eilers has made arrange
ments for nearly a carload of the
derful $250 official laboratory moaeis
alone, the type that Mr. iwuson
himself has designated as his otliciai
Special introductory terms of pay
ment. A two weeks' demonstration
and sale.' No home need now
without a real tone-recreating Edison
musical instrument. The Edison
no tone of its own. It creates
just as it receives tha same music.
All the attributes ot tone ana 01
artist are redelivered.
Other models will also be sold, the $200 type, the $150 type, and a new $100 style.
For those who wish to secure the advantage of all of Mr. Edison's achievements and
arranged our 1916 challenger.
researcn ai ine lowest eAticuuituA co. mi " .
combination offer, containing the new model Edison machine, and equipment of a
dozen and a half of the very choicest recoras, an eaineu w. .. r -ible
discs, together with all accessories, and all for the extremely low price of $119.50,
payable $9.50 cash and $5.50 a month.
Special Demonstration and Sale Now in
Progress on becond rioor
The Nation's Largest
James Byrd, a printer, was last night
sentenced to a term of 50 days in the
county jail by Judge Coke in the Cir
cuit Court. Byrd was arrested on a
charge of gambling and admitted his
guilt. In passing sentence Judge Coke
scored the prisoner for enticing youths
of tender years to participate in th6
JACKSON JURY INDICTS 7
Four Not True Bills Also Are
Brouglit In by Investigators.
MEDFORD, Or., Feb. "3. (Special.)
Seven true bills and four not true
bill3 were returned by the February
grand jury meeting in Jacksonville
Monday. A true bill was returned
against E. J. Poole, who came into the
limelight last Summer for the attack
on a son of S. A. D. Puter. His offense
was stealing a cow from the sacred
James McDonald and L. Haffey were
indicted for theft of an automobile in
Medford last Summer; E. H. Hughes,
for forgery; Frank Reed, for larceny;
John O. Dowd. for burglary; Hobias
Smith, for non-support of a child, and
Cunningham -and Brady, for juvenile
depredations. A not true qui wa.- ic-
E AT LASTS
Mr. Edison invented the mechanical phonograph nearly
triirtv vears asro Many people in America and abroad
coed it or took up the ideas he later discarded altogether
In one form or another many "talking machines" (many m
very handsome cases) have come down to us from a genera
tion back. And they are a generation old
Sr.- Edison never was satisfied with his mechanical
phonograph. "Some day I'll give the world real music he
said. So, five years ago he started m. He worked through
chemistry, instead of mechanics, because mechanics had not
givS him what he wanted. The result: The New Edison
DlMus?cdr-creation. You must hear it to understand just
what this means. It cannot be explained in writing. It s
iust music just as music is. . .
Suffice it to say that he has discarded the mechanical
"talking machine" for the Edison Diamond Disc with its
finely rounded diamond (no needles to change) and its un
breakable records; that he has produced a musical instrument to be
placed in homes where the choicest music is appreciated.
These instruments, during this two weeks' demonstration and sale,
will be sent to any home on free trial.
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And a New Keystone Comedy Direct From the Fun
Triangle Keystones Never Disappoint This One Is a
Real Laugh Factory
THE THEATER OF SURPRISES
Sixth at Washington
turned against J. Frank Carson, for
mayhem, charged with having chewed
off a neighbor's ear in a light last June.
MARKET TO NORTH SOUGHT
Dallas Looking Toward Tuget Sound
Country Before Building Factory.
DALLAS. Or., Feb. 23. (Special.)
W. V. Fuller and F. J. Coad, represent
ing the Dallas Commercial Club, has
left for the Puget Sound country to
investigate conditions there with ref
erence to wood tank factories. The
Dallas organization is desirous of
having one of these factories locate In
Dallas, and to that end sent its rep
resentatives into Washington to in
vestigate market conditions.
F. J. Coad, one of the representa
tives, will construct such a factory
in Dullas if the investigation develops
the fact that there is a sufficient
market for the output to make such an
institution a paying investment.
Duped Man Is Suicide.
MEDFORD. Or., Feb. 23. (Special.)
In a fit of despondency, induced from
financial worry, John Sutton. 67 years
old. a prospector living near neagie
killed himself Monday by firing a bul
let through his head with a rifle. Sin
ton's attorney, W. J. Canton, took tlio
old man's savings on the plea that hn
needed It. to reopen a suit UKiiini-t
Twohy Hros., in whose employ Sut
ton was Injured. Canton then disap-.
The $rino had been given to tlio
Sacred Heart Hospital by the deeeused
with the agreement that they would
care for him the rest of his life. It.
was on Canton's insistence that the
money was withdruwn to he used In
bringing a second suit.
Woman (Sclent int Dfcx.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. Miss
Adele M. l'lclde, widely Known for her
writings on China and selentilie sub
jects, died today, at her home In this
city, aged 77 years.
Miss Fielde, who was of Independent
means, a member of an old Philadel
phia family, went to China in lSGi as
a Baptist missionary, and lived In
China and Slam 2." years. She com
piled a dictionary of the Swatow dia
lect and. translated into English Chi
nese fairy tales that ran through many.
Miss Fielde gave freely of her tim
and money to the suffrage cause, and
was largely responsible for the wom
en's victory In Wiishinuton In Ida.
This is the new Laboratory Model
now on sale at Eilers Music House.
Don't let anyone tell you
that you can't hear certain
artists on the New Edison
Diamond Disc. You can.
The Edison can be made to
play other makes of rec
ords. And although the
music of these records is
perhaps not as true to the
original tone as Edison's
own re-creations, because
of his superior method of
sound development, they
have been actually found to
sound better than on the
instrument for which they
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