TIIE MORNING OliEGONIAN, SATURDAY, 29. 1917. FRED FULTON SIGHS TO TilEET CHAMPION Willard Not Thoroughly Satis fied With Contender's Agree . ment to Aid Red Cross. 20-ROUND BOUT NAMED New Orleans Promoter Offers to Stage Fight Gratis Jess to In sist That Challenger Giro All His Purse to War Work. T"red Fulton has signed to box Jess Willard 20 rounds for- the world's titls In New Orleans. EomoTiick Tortorich, New Orleans promoter, has telegraphed to Ed W. Smith, Chicago referee and sporting writer, that he has Fulton's signature to an agreement for the bout. Willard, who is in Chicago, declared. however, that the terms of agreement signed by Pulton evaded the condition stipulated wmn he announeed bis wil ltngness to fight for the benefit of the lied Cross. "He says that he win give half of his winning's to the Red Cross," says "Willard. "That doesn't suit me at all. I an giving; all of my end, so why shouldn't he do the jamer Tortorich's telegram says that the club would allow 70 per cent of the gross to the fws fighters. "Should Fulton win," said the tele gram, "he agrees to give half of bis end to the Red Cross. If Willard wins he can give ail of his money to the same society, Mv services as the pro moter and the club's organization aa helpers in staging tbe battle would be donated. There will b some necessary expenses and after these" have been re ducted all of the profits will be handed over to the same cause." Willard expressed some satisfaction over the telegram. "That is .getting closer to it," said Willard, "but at the same time Fulton evades the real point of my offer. He Isn't a real American citizen or he would give all of his end to the Red Cross. 1 have always doubted whether Fulton could pluck up enough courage to box me. He may have signed, but what he signed is not in accordance with the conditions that I insist upon." Willard's position is set forth in the following dispatch, from. Chicago to day: "Jess Willard, who soma time ago, in announcing his terms for a proposed boxing contest for the benefit of the Red Cross, is said to have stipulated that the bout should not be more than .10 rounds and that his title should not be at stake, today declared his only requirement now is that the contest shall be for the world's championship. Willard denied that he had ever stipu lated that the contest should not be a championship affair. He also said the Red Cross bad never refused to accept the offer from him and that he thought reports that the National headquarters had declined to let the organization be the beneficiary of such a contest were unfounded." ... Edward J. O'Connell, manager of the Northwest Athletic Club, announces that he has Joe Rivers signed to box for him at his next show. Several oth er local promoters have been after the services of Rivers, without success, and now the reason can be seen. O'Connell probably will use Rivers with Johnny McCarthy. . George Moore, of the Golden West Athletic Club, which will stage a box ing show at the Eleventh-street Play house on January 11, still is undecided on an opponent for Alex Trambitas in his main event. Frankie Farren, the crack San Francisco lightweight, con sidered one of the best 133-pounders in California, has an edge on the match and most likely will be the boy Moore will pick. . . . National Army men from Camp Grant and Camp Custer will meet in a series of boxing matches, if plans being for mulated by Danny Goodman, boxing in structor at Camp Grant, are carried out. Goodman announced the other day that he is arranging a boxing tourna ment between soldiers of the two camps. The contestants will range from bantamweights'to heavyweights. Charley White, Chicago's best-known lightweight boxer, is boxing instruc tor at Camp. Custer. Battle Creek, Mich. White was originally boxing instructor at Camp Grant, but was transferred to Camp Custer. Goodman, another Chi cago lightweight, who has been a sol dier at Camp Grant for some time, succeeding him as instructor. White was not at all pleased by the change and now if the boxers of the two camps clash there will be something doing in the line of real mixing. Incidently.a main event between White and Good man would.be in order. MARINES TO PLAY BASEBALL League Organized Among 2000 Men at Mare Island Station. Parents of the many Oregon boys now at Mare Island, Cal., will be inter ested to learn that Duffy Lewis, hero of more than one world's series, has organized a baseball league on the Island. There are 2000 enlisted men at that station, and every one of them must participate in the games. From world's series players down through the ranks of the minor leaguers and amateurs, to the men who have never even witnessed a base ball game all are to play in the great association. The play will start immediately. After eight week of play under the elimination "lose-and-out" system, an island championship series will be played between the two teams having the highest percentage of victories. With Duffy Lewis, the idol of Bos ton, back of the-scheme, something really worth while wllL be evolved be yond a doubt. The Marines themselves are enthusiastic over the prospect, and are working hard getting the many teams in shape. Merrick and Wood Win. Carl Merrick and "Walter Wood com posed the winning team in the special doubles bowling matches on the Port land alleys Thursday night. Franklin and Moore were second, while Hingley and Estes placed third. The doubles eores were as follows: Merrick-Wood, '253. 433. 899, 395, 425, 883. total 2387; Franklin-Moore, 860, 349. 8(5, 157, S61, 422. total 2214: Hingley-Estes, ISO, S50, 351, 423. 364, 354. total 2192. Shoot Will lie Held Tomorrow, A EO-target shoot with a 5 merchan dise order as the prize for the highest gun will be held tomorrow morning at the grounds of the Portland Gun Club at Jenne Station. The shoot will ftart at 10 o'clock. Two other prizes will be given far the next best shots. A new feature to be introduced in this meet is the "added bird handicap" which is designed to place good and puor shots oa an even plane. AMERICAN TENNIS STARS TO WINTER CARNIVAL HAWAII TO GET STARS Tennis Luminaries Will Play at Honolulu Carnival. MARY BROWNE GOING ALONG Portland Sport Enthusiasts Will Watch With Interest Play of Young Callfomlan Against Her Old Opponent. HONOLULU. T. II., Dec. 1 (Special.) -Preparations 4iave been completed to bring Miss Mary Browne, Molla BJur- stedt, Nat Browne and Claude Wayne, mainland tennis stars, to this city 'for the big carnival in February, 1918. Portland tennis enthusiasts will watch with Interest play in the Hono lulu carnival, as Miss Browne has many friends here, who met her when she and Mrs. Thomas C. Bundy, formerly Miss May Sutton, made a trip here on their way to the Tacoma tournament a few years ago, where they took every thing in sight, as usual. There are many experts who declare that Miss Browne, who has developed wonderful knack at the game, through the daily tutelage of her brother, Nat. is now much the superior of Miss Bjurstedt, the Norwegian girl. whose entrance into American tennis circles three years ago has been the talk of the tennis world. The play of the duo at the Hawaiian carnival may develop a change in the style of both girls, but the fact that in this years tournaments throughout the East and some in the West Miss Browne won the greater number of matches may Indicate that the Norse lady has met ther better. The situation seems to be much the same as when the former Mrs. Hazel Hotchkjss. of Berkeley, and Mrs. Bundy, then MIbs Sutton, were playing nip and tuck, there then being many who observed that Miss Hotchkiss, in many ways, was the superior of Miss Sutton. Be that as it may, the fact was not definitely established, for the losses and victories were about equally di vided. BOXER HAS EYELIDS LOOSENED Giis Christie TTndergoes Operation to Remedy Defect. Fighters have had all kinds of oper ations to Improve their ring strength, but it remains for Gus Christie, of Mil waukee, to spring a new one. Christie has had his eyebrows cut open and the bone immediately under neath scraped off. This was neces sary because with each succeeding bat tle Gus was finding that his eyelids were getting tighter and he feared that within a short time he would scarcely be iable to look between the narrowing lids. . The operation was an entire success and now Gus announces that he is ready for any of them. GIRL BREAKS SWIMMING MARK Eleanor Lyser Does Hundred Yards in 1:17 at Honolulu. HONOLULU, T. H., Dee. 28. (Spe clal.) Miss Eleanor Lyser broke the Hawaiian swimming record of 100 yards for women at the T. M. C. A. tank here last night, defeating Miss Josephine Hopkins, the former title holder, and making the distance in 1:17. Ludy Langer, .famous Los Angeles swimmer. ana uuice Kaiianamoltu, world s cham plon, both appeared in the meet. In the 600-meter event Langer came within 8 4-8 seconds of breaking the reoord, held by Herbert Vollmer, Lefts and Rights. "Porky Flynn, who fought Fred Fulton recently, in answering a query relating to Fulton's ability, de clares that he waa in. the ring long enough to knew that Fred was too good for him. Fulton stopped Flyan. in three rounds in their last battle. Phil Salvadore, the Sacramento light weight, is working in a Los Angeles shipyard. He is doing quite a bit of Doxing on the side. . Frankie Fleming, a well-known East ern lightweight, has been denied ex emption by a New York board. After repeated fouling tactics and cautions from Referee Gardner. .Waiter . : A. , - ' ' ' ' " u i " " " t i : 1 J f, " ' T " - , i 1 :f U"k-:s hi ' ' ' ! i ii . " - r v v w , jr-i- v . m.-m PARTICIPATE IN MID-PACIFIC AT HONOLULU. 4 n -s&Vl hi i life m i lfe;ra Top Miss Mary K. Drome, Belo MIsa Molla Bjurstedt. Mohr, of Brooklyn, was disqualified in the eighth round of his 12-roundi bout with Soldier Bartfield, in Providence, R. I., the other night. The fight was fairly even, for four rounds, Bartfield's better condition finally asserting it self. Frankie Tucker will meet George Ingle in Tacoma next Monday night. Tucker is here at present and is open to meet any lightweight on the Pacific Coast. Valley Trambitas, the aggressive Portland middleweight, made a big hit in San Diego the other night, fighting under the name of "Fighting" Jimmy Darcy. Valley stopped a boy by the name of Ray Jsea.1 in three rounds. The San Diego fans are clamoring for more of Trambitas. Neal is the boy Ted Lewis, welterweight champion of th world, refused to box, runnlnsr out of the match. LONEVETERAN RESPONDS BASKETBALL AT MOUNT ANGEL AT STANDSTILL. College Chanpionshii at St. Benedict Will Be Decided oa January 22, Track Meet Day. MOUNT ANGEL. COLLEGE, St. Bene dict, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.) Basket ball at Mount Angel is practically at a standstill, for the present two weeks' vacation has sent all but a few of the first team scurrying home to enjoy the holidays with parents and friends. Nevertheless preparations are in full CALL FOR MR. PRIMMt What may turn out to be a val uable tip to the management of the Portland baseball team was given yesterday by a United States Customs Inspector. This official has just returned from Scobey, Mont., where he has had his eye on a young shortstop who has been playing ball in that sec tion. "The chap is an absolute wonder at short," said the In spector. "He covers territory like Bancroft at his best. I never saw an infielder like him in any minor league in the country. His name is Frank Prtmm and he Is employed by the Knapp-Crandall Mercantile Company at Scobey." Get busy, Mac! We won't have Hollocher next season, you know. swing by the few remaining students to enliven the gymnasium by picking up scrub teams to keep the two re maining regulars in trim for the com ing battles shortly after the opening of school in January, Mount Angel College has scheduled some hard battles. Though but one regular showed up for the praetlce at the beginning of the year things have been brightened up considerably by the wonderful work of two of the new men. Captain Classic, a farmer Chris tian Brothers' player, aws the lone regular to appear on the gym floor when the coach issued his oall for men. His fine playing at center has been of great aid to the coach in plac ing his team on the credit side of the percentage column, Rassier, ef Min nesota, and Hannah, of Independence, Or., have showa up far better than has been expected, Handball pervaded the alleys ef the gym more especially this last Fall than any former year. The names of Dunn, Koppert, of Portland; Koroll, Moffenbier, Engerstberger, ef Port land, are familiar names to enthu siasts of the handball courts. The championship of- the college will be decided January 22, the day of the annual track meet. Unless a dark horse appears, it will remain for one of the above mentioned six to take the pen nant. Bead The Oregonlaa classified ads. 5MZAMA5 PREPARE FOR SUNDAY JA1T Party of 57 Persons Agrees to Take Hike to Marmot in Bull Run Reserve. SNOW SPORT IS PLANNED Hikers, 22 of Whom Are Women, Will Go Equipped for Alpine Weather Committee Arranges Entertaining Programme. Fifty-seven Mazamas, 22 of them women and girls, had signed up last night for the week-end Bull Run hike. The party will leave First and Alder streets today in three sections, at 12:45, 8:45 and, 6:65 P. M. taking the lnterurban cars to Bull Run. From the station they will walk seven miles to the Aschoff Hotel at Marmot. The city water bureau reported a foot of snow in the Bull Run reserve near Marmot yesterday, with more oomlng down all the time and the hikers are accordingly going prepared for Alpine weather. Programme la Scheduled. A dance and entertainment at the hotel are planned for Saturday evening. The committee plans to spring a num ber of surprises at the entertainment. but the names of Albert Brown and Julia Pratt in the list of reservations justifies the prediction that at least part of the evening's fun will be pro vided by this clever pair of entertainers. Sunday morning will be spent In sports in the snow, followed by what is scheduled as "an exceptionally fine dinner" at the hotel. The party will then walk back to Bull Run. In the first section, which will leave the olty at 11:45 P. M. reservations were made by G. L. Raude and family of four, R. Dunne, Sybil Gibson, Mary Kelley, Lola Creighton, W. A. Gilmore, D, T. Kerr, Robert D. Pearcy, Ethel Loucks, Mary K. Smith, Marguerite Sulpeta and Frank Redman. The following signed for the seoond section, to leave at 8:46: Edith Toung knantz, M. Sherman, Kan Smith, Alfred S. Parker, A. Boyd Williams and family Florence Prevost, Jake Letz, Arthur Cook, Clarence Hogan, Agnes Lawson. J. C. Bush, Rose Jansen, II. C. Peterson, Lillian Miller, Katherine Ryan, Geor- rene Case, Nan Allard and Harold Babb. Reeervatloas An Blade. The following made reservations for the 6:66 o'clock train: G. W. Smith. L. Webster, G. Grandy, A. Crowe, Eugene Wunder, Charles Gale and R. Dunne. Fourteen prospective members of the party were undecided as to which train to take. They are: George Mendeth, Grace Campbell, Harriet Campbell, Dorothy Scheckner, N. Barbur, C. W. MoCorkell. Harry Wolbers, Margaret Griffin, Mary Knapp, Albert Brown, Julia Pratt, Fred Everson, Vera E. Taylor and M. Blacklnton. McCredie, Busy Adviser, but Still Loyal Fan. Judge Holds Ilia Own Well Under Press of Questionnaires and Base, ball News at Board Headquarters at Multnomah Hotel. .JUDGE McCREDIE in?" Inquired tf he reporter, gliding Into 825 Teon building disguised as an April hower. . "No," said the Goddess' of the Desk, eyeing the dripping individual with disfavor, "he is not. He's acting on Le gal Advisory Board No. 5 down at the Multnomah Hotel." "Oh." remarked the reported bril liantly, and rode out on the crest of the flood. Ten minutes later he appeared at the board headquarters. The room was filled with young men waiting advice about filling out their questionnaires. With the charming shyness peculiar to reporters, he bucked the line, climbed over a table and arrived at the side of the Judge. . ' "Lo, Judge," he greeted. "What's the baseball news?" The Judge was busy, but the reporter didn't mind. It didn't bother him a bit. "Well," smiled Judge McCredie, "Billy Sullivan got another vote." "Who voted for him?" "Six dependent cousins?" inquired the Judge, addressing the gentleman with the troubled' countenance and the ques tionnaire across the table. "Oh," said the Judge," looking over the top of his spectacles at the reporter, "Frank S. Grant, chairman of this board, did.", "Anything else?" "If you wrote your middle initial c your draft card, you'll have to fill it in on your questionnaire," announced the Judge with finality. Again, how ever, he was addressing the young man across the table. "Eh" he said, turning to the inter viewer, "anything else? Oh, yes. Gus Fisher received six votes. Get one let ter this morning '. boosting Gus and signed by six fans. No, I don't remem ber their names. Letter's up at my office safe. I'll give it to you romor row. No, I can't give you the combina tion of my safe." "What was your grandmother's name before she was married?" the Judge was asking the harassed young man with the questionnaire as the reportei climbed over the table, gracefully knocked over a chair and made for the door. FREEP0RT PEOPLE TO HELP Manufacturers Pledge Support to Government During War. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Manufactur ers of Freeport, 111., who have organ ized an association to aid the Govern ment in the war, arrived here reaently to tender the manufacturing facilities of the city for any purpose which the Government may require. The delegation, headed by Douglas Pattlson, will confer with W. fl, Clif ford, director of the Couneil of National Defense, and heads of ether Govern ment departments tomorrow, COAL WASTE IS DEPLORED Engineers Explain. Hew Fuel Can Be Conserved Daring War, NEW YORK. Deo, B8. The serviee ef the engineer to the public in times of crisis was the general theme of the ses sions of the annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical En gineers at the Engineering Societies building, 29 West Thirty-ninth street. Dr. Ira N. Hollis, of "W orcester Poly technic Institute, president of the so ciety, spoke on "Universal Publio Serv ice in Peace and, War.". Dr. Hollis predicted that unless the. Government took steps to insure that men with engineering training were fitted into that branch of the military organization for which they were adapt ed, privately endowed and managed en gineering scheels would be forced, tc give up their work, and this would make it necessary for the Government to organize special institutions to teach what the engineering schools were new teaching. He deplored the system which took a man from eivil life and placed him at the head ef such departments as the War' and Navy without requiring special qualifications of any kind. Gane Dunn, president of the J. G. White Engineering Company, spoke on "The Engineering Societies in the Na tional Defense," and Dr. Charles 8. Howe, president ef Case School of Ap plied Belenoe, delivered an address on "Special Education In Time of War," Other speakers were Dr. W. H. Jordan, 'Walter R, McClure. First Lieu tenant - With Expeditionary Korcea, Who Writes of Bipe riences. of the New Tork Agricultural Experi ment Station; Dr. L. P. Breckenrldge, of Yale University: C. E. Skinner, of the WeatlnghouBe Electrlo & Manufacturing Company; William P. Kennedy. Maior L. B. Moody, Professor W. F. Durand. and Leonard Metcalf. David Moffat Myers, of New York. submitted a paper on preventable waste of coal in the United States, in which he made the assertion that, by employ ing proper operating methods in boiler plants, it would be possible to save at least 10 per cent of the coal now burned for ' steam-making purposes. Such a saving would amount to a quarter of a billion dollars a year, and would be equivalent to 1,000,000 60-ton carloads in a year, or all the coal-carrying ca pacity of the Pennsylvania Railroad east of Pittsburg. E. C. Freeland. of Baton Rouge, La., showed in a paper how the use of bagasse, or megasse. as it was sometimes called, would effect an enormous saving in fuel in the sugar-making Industry. E. T. Adams, of Syracuse. N. Y.. out lined in a paper the reasons for the in crease in the use of steam-driven trucks, pleasure cars, and tractors, and predicted that recently perfected de signs of such vehicles would have a profound Influence on the automobile industry. The afternoon session was devoted to the discussion of codes prepared by the sub-committees on protection of indus trial workers, and safety standards for elevators and woodworking machinery. lhe society will hold its annual busi ness meeting tomorrow, followed by an address by Professor Dexter S. Kimball, of Cornell University. H. L, Gantt will present a paper on Expenses and Costs." He holds that preventable wastes and inefficiencies will not be accepted as a legitimate part of the cost of an article, and that we may in the near future be compelled, on account of the shortage of material and labor, to deny to manufacturers material and labor unless they use them both efficiently. With a shortage of coal, for Instance, it is almost sure that the priority board will in the near future give preference to those plants which use their coal efficiently. Under these conditions, the necessity for an accounting system which lays bare preventable wastes becomes evident. DISTRICT SEES PROHIBITION Two Go to Jail for Getting "Wet" In "Dry" Capital. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Two men were sentenced to serve terms in Jail, two were granted motions for Jury trials, one was granted a motion for a new trial after being sentenced and one was placed on parole for violation of the Sheppard "dry" law. John W. Stewart. 18 years old, and John F. Bowman, both colored, re ceived the jail sentences. Police' Ser geant Davis produced in court two half-pint flasks labeled "Mt. Vernon Rye Whisky." which, he testified, he had obtained by furnishing money to Charles Hawkins, colored, who bought one bottle from each defendant. Hawk ins corroborated the sergeant's testi mony. Each prisoner was sentenced to serve two months in Jail and to pay a $500 fine. In default of the fines each will serve four months. Isaiah T. Shepherd. . colored, had a stormy time when he drove a Treasury truck into an automobile, through a fence and finally into a pounding ma chine of the Capital Traction Company, at Nineteenth street near Pennsylvania avenue Northwest, while intoxicated. He was sentenced to six months in Jail. COMIIKBY WOULD GIVE! r0,600 FOR RED SOX' STAR PITCHER. " "ft : y - - - - i CHICAGO, Deo. 28. Charles A; Comiskey, owner of the White Sox, has offered $50,000 for Joe Bush, pitcher of the Boston Americans, according to H, H, Frazee, president ef the Boston club. J""-"'" "'v" "K"" 'Tx--asj i - " El ' 1 OREGON BOY WRITES Walter R. McClure, In France, Expecting Captaincy. TRIP IS MADE UNDER FIRE In Letter to Karl Onthank at Uni versity Soldiers In Command Are Praised and Experience of Varied Nature Related. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene, Dec." 28. (Special.) The following letter has been received from First Lieutenant Walter R. McClure, now with General Pershing In France, by Karl Onthank, secretary to President Campbell at the university. McClure. who is a graduate of the university in the class of 1913, is remembered as one of the most tireless distance run ners ever known on the Coast. The letter, which is dated November 27, follows: Am Just back from a trip almost to Ger many. Gained a lot of experience and taught a bunch of Fritzles that they were not to plant corn in "No Man's Land." I don't know how many w g-0t. as they packed all of them back. My company had three killed and five wounded. I al most left a widow, but didn't, as the shrap nel didn't guess Just where I was, and be sides I didn't have time or sense enough to "tie up" when I had a chance. We had weeks of sas, fire, froat. shrapnel, and everything else the "Boche" and elements could rive us. We are in. Winter quarters now and will probably stay till Spring comes. We ought to put on a real creditable show In May or June, it the war lasts that long. I fear the Italian situation has put off the end for one year, still on man's guess is as good as another's. Maybe you remember that when I was a senior I was too bashful to try to grow a "hirsute appendage." I've got one now and it fits fairly well; still my lip Isn't burdened very much. It is to stay until the Colonel turns by Captaincy loose, and as X passed all exams and have commanded a battalion 1 see no reason why I am not at liberty soon to patronize the barber. . I found that a few of my men were gar rison and not field soldiers, but as a rule. there was less eold-footedneas than in other companies, and we got moat of the ex perience. too. I hear we are to have turkey for Thangs giving but I want to see it first. Eats are good and we are beginning to get what clothing we need. Shoes are the big trou ble. All feet seem to have grown two sizes here. Mine have, anyway. It must be the molBture and heavy packs. We had quite a snow today. Made me hunt up my fur-llned underwear. This climate Is colder than Oregon. Wool is needed the year around. The papers say that each soldier hers gets a Christmas present. Hope mine has something warm in it. I am afraid the fairy knit socks, etc., stay in the states for the draft Army. Now have nine lieutenants in the com pany. Most of them are U. 8. R. lieutenant? attached for experience, and it Is my busi ness to see that they get it. Penn Chess Players Win. NEW YORK, Dec. 28. Chess players of the University of Pennsylvania by defeating the team representing the College of the City of New York three games to one, in the final round of the 19th. annual tournament of the Triangu lar College Chess League, today, won permanent possession of the Rice tro phy. Pennsylvania haw won the trophy three years ini succession. Kahananmkn Out of Contest. HONOLULU. T. H., Deo. 28. (Spe cial.) Duke Kahanamoku, world's champion swimmer, has announced that he will not go to. the mainland next year to compete In the swimming races. According to dispatches from the Coast he was expected to appear in 1918, but he has officially denied the rumor that he would leave Honolulu. Ben Burns Takes Bride. HONOLULU. T. H.. Dec. 28. (Spe cial.) Ben Burns, discoverer of Willie Ritchie, once lightweight champion of the world, has returned to Honolulu, bringing to the Honeymoon Isle a bride. LIQUOR BAR TO MARRIAGE New York Man Explains Situation Before Police Judge. NEW YORK, Dec. 18. For two long years Denby Boyle has traveled up and down the land in quest of a wife who would save him from himself. Days have come when victory seemed Just beyond his finger tips; then, as if by magic, victory turned to defeat. He admitted it In the Elizabeth (N. J.) City Court yesterday. "What," said Judge Mahon, "you here again, Dennis Boyle? Is it not a fact that two years ago, or such a matter, I sentenced you to find a wife and wed, so that you might be enabled to free yourself from liquor and lead a better life?" "Righto. Judge, zhat's what you did." "And here you are again. What Is your explanation?" "Whazhat las'. Judge?" "I say. what is your explanation?" "Y"ronner," the prisoner replied, "z impossible. Impossible. I've tried everplace. Tried 'em tall and" tried 'em thin; tried 'em blon' an' tried "em burnet; tried "em old and tried 'em fries you know. Judge zchicken." "Well?" "They all say to me, 'Dennie, ol' kid, nix on the marryin' talk. You're a boozher.' Then they laugh an' I never see 'em again." The Judge bit his lip to keep from laughing. Dennis held to a chair to keep from falling. "You have one more chance to find a wife,"- the prisoner heard the court say. "One more chance, Dennis Boyle, and then the limit." ENGINEER DIES IN WRECK Wheel Breaks and Locomotive Over turns on Street Crossing. CHICAGO, Deo. 18. A locomotive of the Mlahlgan Central Railroad on the Illinois Central tracks overturned at Forty-third street recently. The en gineer, John Rising, of 6138 Langley avenue, was scalded to death. James Fitzgerald, of 844 East Seventy-first street, escaped Injury by Jumping. The breaking of a flange on a wheel ef the iooomotlve was responsible for the aoeldent. The extreme eold is believed by the railroad officials to have been respon sible for the breaking of the flange. The engine, pulling a number of empty freight and eattle cars, had Just taken the curve onto the atookyards spur when the flange snapped and the engine fell on the left side, Fitzgerald promptly leaped, but Ris ing was caught in the wreokage and was soon enveloped in esoaping steam. When aid reached him he was dead. Traffic on several of the main line tracks was delayed for half an hour. Another engineer died during the day of scalds, He was Ira Kincaide, of S751 South Kedzie avenue, employed by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. Saturday night, at the crossing at Fifty-fifth, street and Forty-sixtk ave- nue, the cab of his locomotive was struck by an Indiana Harbor Belt freight train. The impact broke the water gauge in the locomotive and before Kincalde could escape he had been fatally scalded. BONBONS ARE UNDER BAN Creams Practically Eliminated From Manufacturers' Lists. NEW YORK, Dec. 17. Creams and sugary bonbons have been practically eliminated from the caiuy manufac turers' lists, it was learned are the base and all fondants, which are the base of many of the French candies, are also 4 assent from the trays of sweets. Instead of these holiday offerings the manufacturers are providing candies filled with nuts or cocoanut or made almost entirely of chocolate. Sugar scarcity is given as the reason for this change in the variety of can dies. Some of the big manufacturers are getting less than half of their sugar allotment. The result is that many of the allied trades are doing less business than ever before at this time of year, which is usually their busiest. Paper box manufacturers are .suffering probably more than the other allied industries, as the demand for holiday candy boxes has decreased greatly. Frank C. Lowry, chairman of the dis tribution committee of the American suger refiners' committee, said yester day that 60 trucks have been distribut ing the Russian sugar recently re leased by the food administration. It will take until Monday at least to get this to the various districts where sugar has been especially scarce. The city is getting 4800 tons of the 16,000 tons released. The rest was sent to some of the New England cities, Mr. Lawry said. VERSATILE CRIMINAL DEAD Samuel Crawford Said to Have Robbed Women of Million. NEWBURGH. N. Y., Dec 20. After a spectacular career of crime as a fake clergyman, forger,, bigamist, and flim flam raer. Samuel Oakley Crawford, also known as Rev. Arthur Worthington, is dead here of heart disease. Death came suddenly 15 minutes aft er a Wilmington, Del., woman identi fied him as the man who recently fled with her $500 savings after a brief courtship. It is said that the shock produced by the visit of the woman caused hi death. Crawford leaves a long string of "wives," it is said. Eight of them are still living. Using, among others, the names of Major S. B. Walton, General A. B. Ward, and the Rev. Arthur Worthington, Crawford marrlert more than a dozen girls and women. In every Instance, with one exception, they had money and after getting con trol of It he deserted. By exercising his cleverness as a forger, he is said to have mulcted sums aggregating at least $1,000,000 from his various wives. He was expelled from the church here by the presbytery last October and from that time his name became no torious. He was charged among other things with blasphemy, because he claimed "Never in all my life have I committed an act to cast dishonor or discredit upon the name of Chriet." JUMP FROM WINDOW FATAL Brooklyn 3Ianufacturer Suicide Be cause of Financial TTonble. NEW YORK. Dec 17. Louis Slo nimsky. 65 years old, a manufacturer of 2373 Eighty-third street. Brooklyn, committed suicide by Jumping from a window on the 14th floor of the office building at 35 Nassau street. His body struck a wire netting over the glass covered roof of the interior entrance and virtually every bone in his body was broken. According to James H. Frier, a mem ber, of the law firm of Cass & Apfel, who made the identification, Mr. Slo nimsky was a member of the firm do ing business as the Royal Button Works at 35 West Twenty-first street, and had consulted them recently rela tive to financial difficulties of the firm, for which a receiver had been ap pointed several days ago. Today he called and after consulting with one of the members of the law firm left the offices and went to the 14th floor and Jumped from a window in the hall way. He left a wife and four children. WHOLE FAMILY AT FRONT Father, Two Sons, Daughter All Serving IT. S. in France. MARQUETTE, Mich.. Dec. 21 The family of William Piggott, of Negau nee, can boast of being probably the only entire family in the United States in the service of the Nation. .Every member, including the father, two sons, and a daughter, are now overseas. William Plggott; the father, being an expert railroad man, is now in France with the Railroad Corps. His youngest son Joined the regulars and was one of the first men to set foot on French soil. The daughter then Joined the Ameri can Hospital service, and is over in France now with the unit endowed by Miss Hill, daughter of the late James J. Hill. The oldest son Joined the National Guard and, according to word received in Negaunee today by friends, has reached France aa a part of the Rain bow Division. SOLDIER SEEKS RELEASE Newcastle Man Attempts to Side step Alimony During War. NEWCASTLE, Pa., Dec 22. Applica tlon was made by C. C. Grill, surety for his son, Lon C. Grill, now a mem ber of the United States Army, for suspension of an order made several months ago by the local court that Lon H. Grill pay $10 a month to his wife, from whom he is separated. It was contended at the hearing by Attorney Edwin K. Logan, on behalf of the wife, that Lon Grill has prac ticed fraud in getting into the Army, stating that he was unmarried, with no person dependent on him. It was asserted that Grill waa two months behind in his payments when he enlisted and his father should be held for the payments as surety. ONE-LEGGED MAN PATRIOT Georgia Citizen, Determined to Do Bit, Asks to Serve as Fireman. FORT MePHERSON, Ga, Dec 15. c. B. Fink, 8K, Is determined not to be a slacker. . He has but one leg and the toil of boxmaklng has told on his gen eral health and one-legged men are unsuitable for trench work. But Fink has asked Major G. V. Heidt to enlist him as a fireman. "I can sure make a boiler hum," he deolared, and said his employment as a fireman would release a man for active service. The matter has been taken up with Washington. Read The Oregonlan classified ads.