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THE 3IORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1917.
ARRESTS IN ARSON
PLOT ARE EXPECTED
Burning of Roy Omart's Barn,
West of Turner, Today,
Spurs Officers to Act.
MORE LETTERS ARE FOUND
Tire Marshal Wells Says Latest; Fire
Probably Is Part of Plan to '
Spread Terror, Throughout
S.VLEM, Or., Dec. 2S. (Special.)
Sheriff Needham and State Fire Marshal
Wells today started an investigation to
ascertain the cause of a fire which
early this morning: destroyed the barn,
automobile and considerable amount of
-crops on the ranch of Roy Omart, a
few miles west of Turner. Officials
making' the probe believe this fire
may be another blok struck in the
threatened reign of terror in this
vicinity, which resulted In an Investi
gation of the recent fire at Carlton.
Mr. Omart informed the Sheriff that
there was no way of the fire originat
ing unless it resulted through the
work of incendiaries. From the inves
tigation thus far made, the officials
re inclined to believe that the fire
was started maliciously and possibly
by persons who the fire marshal has
reason to believe intend if possible to
set a series of fires through Yamhill,
Folk and Marion counties.
Carlton Klre Investigated-
A number of Fire Marshal Wellls'
deputies were at McMinnville today, ac
companied by a Federal agent, and. In
conjunction with the authorities of
Yamhill County, investigated the evi
dence found following the Carlton fire.
They reported by telephone to Fire
Marshall Wells that further sifting of
the evidence makes It practically cer
tain that the Johnson warehouse was
set on fire by "firebugs," and that they
entertain the theory that & concerted
effort has been planned to lay waste
to as much warehouse and mill prop
erty in the central valley as possible.
Some of the deputies were ordered
back to Salem to start an Investigation
of the cause of the Omart fire, while
others were told to remain in Y'amhill
County until they had completed their
Letters Furnish Evidence.
From the tenor of the letters found
In another warehouse at Carlton, it is
considered likely that the Omart fire
may be a part of the scheme to spread
terror through the valley. Evidence
that the men might-be operating in a
fast automobile has led to the suspicion
that they may strike in widely differ
ent parts of the valley and thus screen
their operations by taking various
It was also learned today that at
least one suspect is being watched and
may be placed under arrest soon. It Is
understood that this person has not
only been watched in the past, but was
In jail for a time pending investigation
of his movements in affairs of a simi
JURY CONVICTS ASSAILANT
Striker at Oregon. City Guilty of
Battery on Charles Murray.
OREGON CITY. Or., Dec. 28. (Spe--cial.)
Gilbert Coffey, a local paper
mill striker, was found guilty of as
sault and battery on Charles Murray,
an employe of the Crown-Willamette
Paper Company, by a jury in Judge
fiievers' court Thursday afternoon. lie
is to be sentenced Friday morning.
The assault took place last Friday
evening as young Murray was return
ing from his work at the mills to his
borne. Near the Public Library he was
surrounded by a group of strikers and
one of the number struck him a stag
gering blow. Later he was again sur
rounded and assaulted, and eyewit
nesses testified that Coffey was the
person who struck the blow In each
of the assaults.
BAN FRANCISCO, Dee. 28. The follow
ing orders were issued by the Western de
partment of the Army here today:
The commanding officer at Fort D. A.
Russell. Wyo.. will direct one officer of the
ental Reserve Corps to proceed to Fort
Flagler. Wash., for duty.
:aptain Harry s. Moore and First Lieu
tenant Victor "D'Ercele. Medical Heserve
Corps. Presidio, San Francisco, are detailed
a members of the examining; board at that
post vice Captain Nathan P. Wood and
First Lieutenant Charles K. Echoff, Medical
Reserve Corps, relieved.
The travel performed by Captain Louis
Jt. Bender. Coast Artillery Corps. Fort Law
ton. Wash., from Fort Lawton to Fort Wor
den. Wash.. Is approved.
First Lieutenant JTenry A. Johnson. Medi
cal Reserve Corps. Presidio. San Francisco,
will report to the commanding General at
that post for duty with the school of cooks
The travel performed by Second Lieuten
ant John K. Paschal. Coast Artillery. Na
tional Army, from Fort Stevens, Or., to this
city, is approved.
The travel performed by Second Lieuten
ant Willie B. Smith. Coast Artillery. Na
tional Army, from Fort Worden. Wash., to
Fort Wlnfield Scott. Cal.. Is approved.
George W. Kimball, of Middleton,
N. H., raised a cucumber 15 inches
long. 12 inches in circumference and
weierhing 4 M. pounds.
Only those who have undergone
them can realize the mental and
physical discomforts which many
kin affections cause. The distressing-
appearance and the intolerable
itching and burning too often, make
life really miserable. Yet Resinol
Ointment, aided by Resinol Soap,
generally overcomes these troubles
promptly, even if they are severe
and long-established. The Resinol
treatment stops itching instantly.
Resinol Ointment and Resinol Soap ara sold
Vy all druggists. Why don't you try them I
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TODATI FILM FEATURES.
Columbia Jack Pickford, "Tom
Liberty Geraldine Farrar, "Joan
Majestic George Walsh, "This Is
Peoples Maclste, "The Warrior."
Star Vivian Martin, "Molly En
tangled"; Charlie Chaplin, "The
Sunset Douglas Fairbanks, "The
Globe "Who Is Number One?"
"Doug" Going to War?
Plans announced by Douglas Fair
banks in Los Angeles last week reveal
that the noted star is soon to leave
the screen and that he contemplates
entering the Army in the near future.
The news came out during a conver
sation regarding Fairbanks' appear
ance at a Christmas fund benefit.
"For the first time since I went into
pictures I shall appear In a dramatic
production on the stage." said the pop
ular star, "and, to tell the truth, I look
forward to it with some curiosity. It
will probably be my farewell to the
dramatic stage for some time, as I ex
pect to go to war early in the new
year and will probably be flying "some
where in France' before I have an
other chance to face an audience over
the footlights. I can run a hydroplane,
but. of course, I "know I'd, need a lot
of training, and I'm In communication
with Washington authorities now rela
tive to the work."
Married to the wrong man, who re
fuxes to expire at the appointed time,
and all the while loving big Irish
Barney, such is the fate of winsome
Vivian Martin in her newest Para
mount picture, "Molly Entangled,"
which will be shown at the Star The
ater commencing this morning. It
sounds a bit gruesome. In reality it
isn't, only appealingly funny and quaint
and lovable, as Vivian Martin knows
how to make situations of that sort.
In addition to this delicious Irish
photo tale, the Star will bring Charlie
Chaplin back in that final Mutual com
edy, "The Adventurer." The manage
ment has had frequent requests for a
return showing of this very funny
Chaplin "chase" picture, and it will be
shewn for several days."
Harrison Ford, who supported Fanny
Ward in "On the Level," Noah Beery
and Helen Dunbar support Miss Martin
in "Molly Entangled."
"This Is the Life," the metropolitan
comedy success, will be the show at the
Majestic Theater beginning today. The
third episode of the Battle of Arras
pictures, two chapters of which have
already been shown, will be the added
"This Is the Life" features "smiling"
George Walsh, who paid Portland a
visit last Summer while on a filming
tour. Walsh is known to Portland
fans for his remarkable stunts and his
happy. Jovial spirit before the camera,
and the story of "This Is the Life"
should give him an opportunity to dis
play his talents. It concerns Billy
Drake, the son of a wealthy munitions
manufacturer, whose father gives him
the choice of going to South America
with a munitions shipment or losing
Billy is a moving picture fan and
when he meets a very pretty girl on
the boat, whom he believes to be a
moving picture actress, he falls in love
with her. Then enters the villain in
the person of Hermon von Nuttenburg,
a German spy, who steals the moving
picture camera, thinking it is a new
machine gun. Billy believes the revo
lution the Count starts in South Ameri
ca is only a motion picture play. How
he realises the seriousness of the Ger
man propaganda, how he takes the en
tire situation In hand, saves the coun
try and wins the girl is the plot of this
Von Bernstorff, Von Papen and Boy
Ed are pictured in "The Eagle's Eye,"
the serial expose of the German spy
system in the United States, written
by Chief Flynn. of the Secret Service.
Earle Williams and his leading
woman, Grace Darmond. are now In
California. It's Carle's first trip home
in five years. He will be on the Coast
for six months making pictures at the
Hollywood Vltagraph studio,
Florence Short, actress and artist's
model, who has played vampire roles
in several pictures, is to be with King
Baggot and Marguerite Snow in "The
Bryant Washburn, Paths star, and
now at work at Glendale, Cal.t in "Kid
der and Ko," the first at bis feature
I productions under the new auspices,
was affected with temporary blindness
last week as a result of continuous
work under the powerful studio lights
and has been confined to his home for
Hereafter Ethel Barrymore's Metro
pictures are to be comedy dramas.
Margarita Fischer has a new lead
ing man. His name is Dave Howard.
Jack Pickford and Louise Huff have
finished the film version of "Bunker
If you are enjoying watching dainty
Kathleen Clifford perform her hair
raising stunts in "Who Is Number
One?" vou will be interested in know
ing that vaudeville's "best-dressed
man" is to be seen in some five-reelers.
It is estimated that 115,000,000 was
raised by film players during the last
liberty loan drive.
Edmund Breese, one of the best-
known character actors in America
has Just been placed under contract
to star in a mystery story to be pro
duced by Harry Raver, the New York
film impresario who gave such notable
productions as "Cabiria" and more re
cently "The Warrior," another play
starring the famous Maclste.
Frank Keenan was born in Dubuque,
Iowa, and found early success on the
speaking stage. Since 1880, when he
made his first appearance, his name has
been well known in the theatrical
world, associated with eminent pro
ducers and actors. About three years
ago he entered fllmdom through Uni
versal and grew to be & favorite among
the audiences of the screen, felnce
leaving Universal he played for some
time with Ince and, after a short re
tirement, has Just begun activities
again under the Paths banner.
Elsie Ferguson was born in New
York, made her first appearance at the
old Madison Square Theater there,
scored her greatest hit on Broadway In
"Such a Little Queen" and also signed
her first film contract in that metropo
lis. She has played abroad and toured
America in many plays. Miss Fergu
son has made three films for Artcraft.
the latest of which is "The Rose of the
Charles Gunn left the stock broker's
desk in San Francisco- to satisfy a call
ing for the stage and soon after ap
peared in various repertoire companies.
It did not require much time lor him
to be acclaimed a success and his stage
attainments have placed his name in
many notable casts. Not so very long
ago the lure . of the screen and the
quiet of a permanent home Induced Mr.
Gunn to abandon the boards for the
celluloid, and he joined the Triangle
William Russell made hia Initial ap
pearance on the stage when he was 8
years old. He played "Chimmle Fad
den" with Charles Hopper and has
been in casta with Ethel Barrymore,
Chauncey Olcott and Blanche Bates. In
1911 he deserted the boards to take a
position with the Blograph Company,
since then he has been with the Than
houser and Famous Players companies
and Is now starring for American. Mr.
Kussell is 6 feet 2 inches tall and am
Edith Storey was born in New York
City in 1892. Her stage experience.
before entering fllmdom, consisted of
engagements when she was still a
child. Miss Storey's screen debut was
made with the Melles Company, after
which she Joined the Vltagraph Com
pany. For four years she was one of
their most prominent leading women,
but, during the past year, she has left
vltagraph and is now appearing in
Charles Richman, before he decided
to be an actor, studied law In Chicago,
where he was born. Soon, however.
the stage claimed him and he secured
a position in the A. M. Palmer stock
company. This was followed by four
years with Augustln Daly's company.
He played two years in London with
Ada Rehan and then came to America
with her. Mr. Riohman has appeared
with Mrs. Langtry, Blanche Bates and
Mary Mannerlng. His screen career
inoludes Lasky, Fox and Vltagraph
films. He Is now playing in "Over
There," a Select production.
The faet that Mary PieUferd has been
bitten by the golf bug and has lnoou.
lated other members of her film or
ganization with the disease now is ab
solutely proved, While Owen Moore,
Miss Pickford's husband, was visiting
her, she spent eevry morning on the
golf links. Marshal Neilan, her di
rector, went out on the links one morn
ing to beg Miss Pickford to come to
work and then spent the rest of tha
forenoon breaking Owen Moore's clubs
in. an effort to hit the pesky thing.
PU L AY N
ACTIVITIES TO GO ON
Chautauqua Sessions of 1918
Will Be Complete.
WILSON'S WISH HEEDED
Stockholders Are Unanimous la
Their Vote After Hearing Read
Letter : From President of
United States on Subject.
OREGON CITY, Or!, Dee. 1. (Spe
cial.) There will be a 1918 session of
the Willamette Valley Chautauqua and
it will not be curtailed in length or '
quality in any department.
This . was the unanimous decision of
a majority meeting of the stockhold
ers held In the Commercial Club par
lors this afternoon. .
The question of continuing was
placed before the stockholders present
and, following the reading of a per
sonal letter from President Woodrow
Wilson to the president of the Na
tional Chautauqua Association,' in which
he urged the Chautauqua work to
continue the coming year as never be
fore, the directors took a standing
vote on the project, which was unan
imous. Reports of Secretary Thomas A.
Burke and Treasurer E. G. Caufleld
were read, showing the good financial
condition of the assembly.
President C. H. Dye was re-elected to
his post for .1818, and George A. Hard
ing was the unanimous choice of the
board of directors for vice-president
for the coming year. Secretary Thomas
A. Burke and Treasurer E. G. Caufield
were re-elected by the 1918 board of
directors chosen at the meeting. The
directors elected were:
George A. Harding, H. E. Cross, C. H.
Dye. W. A. Huntley, Fred Olmstead.
George Armstrong, E. G. Caufleld,
John Loder, Emma M. Spooner, E. L
Pope, Mary S. Howard, Mrs. Helen D.
Manley, C. Schubel and Rose Holman.
President Dye appointed the follow
ing committees for the coming year:
Executive, H. E. Cross, C. G. Dye and
E. G. Caufield; grounds, E. L. Pope, H.
E. Cross and Fred Olmstead; athletics,
Ross Holman, W. A. Huntley and C.
Schuebel; women's affairs, Mrs. C. H.
Dye, Mrs. Mary Howard and Mrs. Emma
M. Spooner; auditing, John W. Loder,
C. Schuebel and E. L. Pope.
It was brought out at the meeting
that a ship load of Chautauqua speak
ers from all over the country will
embark early in January for France
to , obtain first-hand information for
the 10,000,000 Chautauqua patrons- in
the country. At least two of these
speakers will appear at Gladstone Park
during the coming Summer. .
Plans for improvements on th
grounds were discussed at length and
finally referred to the new board of
directors for final-action.
25,537 fiiEfl SHIFTED
TOTAL OF 13,000 CONSCRIPTS I SED
TO KILL GUARD UNITS. .
Cajnp Lewis Loses 8O0O 3Ien9 Who Are
Sent to Eastern Destination Seme
Six Weeks Ago.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 28. (Special.)
-In. great bodies and in small units,
26,537 men. have been moved from
Camp Lewis to other places since Sep
tember 1. Permission to make that
announcement was given at the canton
ment today. To what regiments or de
partments they were assigned, to what
posts they were sent and. whether or
not any of them were dispatched to
France was not disclosed.
Shortly after the first soldiers be
gan arriving in camp it was announced
that 6000 of them would be sent to
some Western post and that these men
would all come from California, Utah
and Nevada. They were used to fill
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"JOAN THE WOMAN"
The Gold Medal Photoplay Spectacle
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National Guard units of those states
to their full war strength.
Six weeks ago the censor allowed the
fact to be made public that 8000 men
had arrived safely at an Eastern
mobilization point. Later it was made
known that 723 men had been assigned
to an aviation school. These three
groups are the largest of which any
thing has been, said to the public.
Many of the' men have been trans
ferred because of industrial reasons,
and according to available figures, 20,
212 men have left camp under orders in
- Included in this number are the
13,000 chosen to fill up the National
Guar d units. Specialists in various
trades, who have been transferred to
other p6sts, total 5325. They have gone
away in small groups and" have been
assigned to places where their train
ing makes them especially valuable.
Prisoner Attempts Suicide.
John Main, held in the City Jail on a
charge of larceny of city water pipe.
tried to commit suicide In his cell yes
terday by hanging himself. He used
his handkerchief for the purpose of
trying to suspend himself, bue he was
discovered by a Jailor.
Musically Interpreted by
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Third Installment of culminating interest of these
tremendous war pictures. More vivid, more thrilling
than any previously seen.
When you watch this third episode, to which the first and second
were preludes, you know the best and worst of "Over There." You
have all the supreme thrills of conflict without wounds or death;
and, sitting in the darkened theater, you watch a picture story that
will live forever, that was staged at a cost of thousands of lives and
billions of dollars.
Directed by his brother, R. A. Walsh, who also
directed "The Honor System," in
The story of a wild young New Yorker who got
mixed up with a "movie" camera, a South
American revolution and a girl.
pjgkWinTER RESORTS jgM
SPEND THE WINTER IN CALIFORNIA
Average waakly temperatures of leadlna- Cl ifornia resorts for week ending Saturday,
December 15, 19 IT.
. Max. Min. Mean.
Los Angeles . ....79 47 61
Coronado 72 44 58
Arrowhead ........... 73 41 57
Santa Barbara 73 37 54
San Francisco 63 49 56
THE VIRGINIA possesses a peculiar and dls
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moment the g-uast enters Its doors. It 19
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over for Its excellence of appointments, serv
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Completely Equipped With Automat
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Splendid 18-Hole Golf Course,
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NEAR CAMP KKAHMSY, bAN
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BEGINS TODAY STZ-
Max. Min. Mean.
Del Monte 70 50 60
Ocean Park 80 45 63
Long Beach 81 44 62
Santa Monica 80 45 63
Redondo 81 44 62
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