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THE MORNING OltEGONIAN, THURSDAY. JUNE 6, 1918. "
PLOT TO ESCAPE ,
FROM JAIL FAILS
MAKE PRUSSIA WAR
SICK, SAYS LANSING
Secretary Declares U. S. Will
Make Fighting Abhorrent
to the German Mind.
Baker County Sheriff Finds
Several 16-Inch Knives
Hidden in Mattress.
'NDICTED MAN CONFESSES
HUN PEACE IS DENOUNCED
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Murder of Jailer Held Possibility in
Scheme; Previous Attempt at
Escape Frustrated by
BAKER, Or., Juno 5. (Special.) A
plot possibly to murder the Jailer and
permit escape of prisoners from the
County Jail was frustrated this after
noon when Sheriff Anderson found con
cealed in a mattress In one of the
cells, several large knives with blades
about 16 Inches long. ?
Investigation developed that G. H.
Klock, who, following his indictment,
voluntarily appeared at the Jail last
. evening and gave himself up, had
brought in the knives.
He admitted this under examination
but gave no reason and would not state
whether or not he had been in com
munication with prisoners inside the
jail previous to his own incarceration.
Flock, who had been under bonds on
a. burglary charge, told the officers
that his bondsmen did not want to be
responsible for him any longerand at
their request had come to give him
self up. The story was plausible and
no suspicion was aroused until after
discovery of the knives when officers
believed they had uncovered a plot to
commit murder if necessary t effect
This latest effort followed an attempt
a few days ago by several Inmates of
the Jail to escape by removing a steel
plate from the ceiling of the Jail cor
ridor. This was discovered after a
dozen or more rivets had been ham
mered off wth a piece of gas pipe
which mysteriously found its way into
Two PrlsoneM Suspected.
Two men are suspected of plotting
scape, Fred Sparks and J. F. Mont
rose, charged with burglary here and
arrested at North Yakima with watches
and Jewelry taken from a Baker resi
dence on them. Sparks has pleaded
guilty and Montrose has not entered
a. plea yet.
From now on the men will be allowed
to see no visitors and callers at the
Jail will not be allowed to enter unless
willing to undergo search. Sheriff
Anderson believes that discovery of
the knives has prevented the killing or
Ferious injury of the particular deputy
who happened to be in charge of jail
at the lime prisoners might rrmke their
attempt to escape.
PRIME STOCK PARADES
. 'Vision covsty exhibits better
THAN EVER BEFORE SEEK,
.FrIzea to Be Awarded Today in North
west Classic 30OO Spectators
Turn Oat First Day.
"I.A. GRANDE, Or., June 5. (Special.)
Sleek, fattened and conspicuous for
its style and class, the cream of Union
County stock passed in proud review
before 3000 admiring spectators this
nfternoon at Union as the feature of
he opening day of the 1918 stock
classic of the Northwest.
ine union pens and stalls are
crammed with an exhibit line that has
had no equal in years past. E. A. Thro
bridge, of Columbia, Mo., who is Judg
ing the stock, is profuse in. his praise
of the exhibits.
While pome minor decisions have
been reached, the big plums of th
-how will not be announced until to
jnorrow. The programme was varied
this year a little by having the parade
Jn front of the grandstand instead of
downtown as usual. Governor Withy-
:omoe will be on the ground for the
rest of the three days classic.
Tomorrow is La Grande and Baker
day, and from the first-named district
the merchants are coming in a body.
abandoning their business at 10 A. M.
The La Grande Battalion, Oregon State
Guard, will participate in the festivi
lies tomorrow. In view of the record
first-day crowd today and the added
features tomorrow, it Is felt the capac
ity or tne plant will bo taxed.
The weather promises to be ideal
again for fast racing programmes such
as were enjoyed today. After the doors
-losed today the promoters at Union
held a love feast and declared today's
events and the exhibits the best of
any opening day in the history of what
has come to be recognized as the finest
etock show of the Northwest. The war
has not sapped the vitality of Union
County stock or hindered the attend
100 TAKE TEST TONIGHT
Benson Polytechnic Shipbuilding
Course Attracts Attention.
One hundred Portland men, ship
builders and non-shipbuilders, will take
the formal examination tonight in the
shipbuilding course which has been
triven at the Benson Polytechnic School
at night since April 27.
This course has attracted the widest
attentlcn in Portland on account of the
timeliness of the subject and the prom'
inence of the men who gave the lec
tures and demonstrations. Superinten
dent Alderman, of the city schools. Con
ceived the idea of the course and with
the assistance of Lloyd Wentworth, of
the Emergency Fleet Corporation, the
class in shipbuilding was successfully
launched in April. J. L. Hubbard, chief
inspector of hulls for the United States
Shipping Board; Fred W. Ballin. of
.Supple-Ballin, and J. H. Abbott, head
of the hull construction department of
.the Grant Smith-Porter Company, co
operated with Mr, Alderman in ar
ranging the course. Tlr. Abbott had
charge of the lectures and outlined th
course of instruction, while the other
men actfed in an advisory- capacity.
The men who pass th examination
will be awarded a certificate from, th
Portland Public Schools certifying to
the completion of the full course of 1
lessons on the United States Shipping
Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
standard wood ship, Ferris design, and
the successful passing of a written ex
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Coos Bay Weather Warm.
MARSHFIELD, Or., June 5. (Spe
clal.) Coos Bay sweltered today in the
hottest day of Summer, when the ther
mometer touched 85.5. The usual cool
northwest breeze was changed to
desert torridness and there were forest
fires burning, in several places, which
TODAY'S FILM FEATURES.
Liberty Norma Talmadge, "Da
Majestic Mae Marsh, "The Face
in the Dark."
Peoples Sergeant Arthur Guy
Empey, "Over the Top."
Columbia M arguerlte Clark,
Star Enid Bennett, "Naughty,
Sunset Charles Ray, "The Clod
hopper." Globe Sessue Hayakawa, "Each
to His' Kind."
HE current Majestic photoplay
bill is one 'of the most versatile
film offerings in. months, for in
ddition to Mae Marsh in the Irvin S.
Cobb flve-reeler. "The Face in the
Dark," a special war subject, "Our
Ally, the Tank," a Christie comedy and
Pathe News of world events are on
The Face in the Dark" is a crook
photoplay, with Miss Marsh in the
role of a girl -who discovers that her
father, retired from the secret service.
head of a gang of criminals. How
he saves her father, unmasks the
man higher up "the face in the dark"
nd brings an. actionful and highly
dramatic tale to a satisfactory con
tusion gives the fan a Marsh picture
of more than ordinary "punch."
Norma Talmadge gives a brilliant
performance in "D Luxe Annie," her
latest photoplay, which has the un-
sual distinction of a full week's en
gagement at the Liberty Theater. This
photodrama, with the two-reel Mack
Sennett comedy, ' "Love Loops the
Loop," will be shown, until Saturday i
Eugene O'Brien, and- Frank Mills, two
well-known and popular actors, sup
port Miss Talmadge in "De Luxe
Annie," which takes a girl from a
wealthy American home and trans
forms her into a crook. A blow on
the head causes a loss ef memory and
when -she falls into the hands of men
working "the well-known "badger"
game, De Luxe Annie the Second proves
uperior to the woman she succeeds.
"Over the Top," the spectacular pro
duction starring Sergeant Arthur Guy
Empey,. soldier-author-lecturer, will be
the Peoples' attraction extraordinary
until Saturday night.
Over the Top is the one story of
life in the trenches that has touched
every responsive soul in America.
Since the book was published 250
copies have been sold during every
business hour, every day or better
than four copies every minute. "In all
more than 3.000,000 people have read
it. More than 25,000,000 people have
read Empey's articles In the great
newspapers of the country. Many
housands have been, fortunate enough
to crowd their way into the limited
capacity of the great halls where Em
pey has lectured. f -
'The Clodhopper," the second Charles
Ray picture of the week at the Sunset
Theater, opens its engagement this
morning. A Mack Sennett comedy is
another subject on this comedy pro
gramme. " -
In "The Clodhopper," in which Mar
gery Wilson, now a star in her own
right, supports the popular Ray, the
star plays another "boob" role and
jump; from chore boy on a farm to a
vaudeville headliner in New York. It
all came about because his father
didn't want him to have any real fun
so he ran away to the big city and
broke into a. chorus rehearsal for a new
girl show. He makes a hit with hi
rube dance and lands a Job that makes
him wealthy enough to pay off the
mortgage on the old home.
Enid Bennett is a film star who
promises to become popular with fan
dom, aX least if she continues in such
productions as "Naughty, Naughty," In
nich she Is appearing at the Star
Theater. This Paramount-Ince five
reeler, with a Chester Conklin-Mack
Swain comedy, ."Soaped and Scorched,
provide an all-comedy bill at theTstar.
Naughty, Naughty, presents Mis
Bennett, an Australian convert to the
camera, as a small-town girl who goes
to New Tork, tastes of the Joya of the
metropolis ' and returns home deter
mined to bring a bit of new life into
the sleepy old village. She scandalizes
the good people with her pranks, but
finallv wins a victory over the church
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Washington at Eleventh
folks, who think that Joy and evil are
"Prunella," the latest photoplay star
ring that dainty and elfish star. Mar
guerite Clark, will be held over at the
Columbia Theater "until Friday night.
"Prunella," which provided Miss
Clark' with a success on the stage and
incidentally paved the way for her
introduction to film audiences, is a pic
ture of more than ordinary beauty and
charm. Under the masterly direction
of Maurice Tourneau the play proves
wonderful vehicle for the fairy-like
Miss Clark. She plays the role of a
Pierrette? a girl who runs away from
a home of seclusion to wed a Pierrot,
leader of a band of wandering players.
With the completion of "Patienc
Sparhawk," a picture made from Ger
trude Atherton's novel, work will be
discontinued by the Petrova company
for the present. lime, Petrova ha
been suffering from "KJeig eyes," and
will rest for the Summer, after which
she proposes to return to the stage for
at least -one season. She has issued an
offer of a 1500 bonus to any author
who will provide her with a play, this
boitus to be In addition to the usual
Otia Turner, veteran actor, pioneer
director, and a Universal-ite for many
years, died suddenly in Hollywood.
And now Pathe la suing William
Duncan. It. is alleged that Duncan
broke his contract with Pathe by ap-.
rearing in a Vitagraph picture after
he had been loaned by Vitagraph for
a Pathe serial. Aw fly complicated
Oh, well, the lawyers must live.
Bessie Love has designed a service
bar pin for women relatives of Amerl
can soldiera to wear.
Harry Fox la now a corporation. He
appeared in a serial once, and now
plans to produce two-reel comedies
tarring Harry Fox. At present he Is
the star of a musical show.
Marguerite Clayton has transferred
her blonde loveliness from Essanay to
Artcrart screens. She Is George M.
Cohan's leading woman in' "Hit-the-
Trailu Holliday." Miss Clayton, it -will
be remembered, was "discovered" by
G. M. Anderson, with whom she played
n the old "Broncho Billy westerns.
In her career with the Essanay com
pany she appeared with success oppo
site Bryant Washburn, Richard Trav-
ers and Sydney Alnsworth and played
the loading part In a series.
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Cabinet Officer Delivers Mlirtant
Speech at Commencement
Exercises of Columbia
NEW YORK, June 5. Suggestions of
peace based on a "perpetuation oN
Prusslanlsm" and criticisms of the
Government and the conduct of the
war, "which are not constructive" were
condemned by Secretary of State
Lansing here today.
Prussia having witkedly sought
war." the Secretary said, it Is the de
termination of the American people
that Prussia shall have war and more
war and more war, until the very
thought of war is abhorrent to the
Mr. Lansing spoke at the commence
ment exercises of Columbia University
which conferred .upon him and upon
Lord Reading, the British Ambassador,
the honorary degree of doctor of laws.
MelfiBh Critic Denounced.
"In the gigantic task of waging the
war. Secretary Lansing said, "let u
not continually look behind to see
where we stumbled' but let us look
forward so that we do not stumble
again. For the critic of public affairs
who Is manifestly inspired by political
or selfish motives by conceit or by
desire for notoriety, I have a profound
As we turn deaf ears to common
scolds at home, so we must not relent
our efforts to listen to insincere sug
gestlons of peace filtering through
from Germany, by various channels. A
Prussian peace would only postpone
the final struggle.
"It. is the supreme task of clviltza
tlon to put an end to Prussianism. To
listen to proposals for a Prussian peace,
to compromise with the butchers of
individuals and of nations bo that they
would by agreement gain a benefit by
their crime would be to compound
International felony, which this re
public will never do.
Complete Victory Predicted.
Mr. Lansing declared that force is
the only way "to end Prusslanlsm, be
cause it Is the only hing which the
He recognized the enemy as strong
and stubborn and predicted a bitte
struggle, but predicted "a day of com
plete victory, for the Supreme Rule
of .the universe could not be free other
wise. He has imposed upon us and
our allies the task of freeing mankind
from the curse of avarice and in
Lord Reading rated the wisdom and
justice of President Wilson as one o
the greatest assets of the allies in th
war. He termed England the home
"that Justice which has won the ad
miration of the world" and said the
colonists of pre-revolut ionary days had
brought It to this continent.
DRY LAWS VIOLATOR FINED
George Protrka to Bo Tried Today
on Larceny Charge.
George Protrka, of the Gran
Hotel. 41 North Third street, who was
arrested recently on a charge of vio
luting the prohibition law, was tried
by a jury yesterday An Municipal Court
and was found guilty, , J udge Rossman
imposed a fine or siou.
Protrka sold a thirsty Oregonlan
quart of whisky for 10. so the story
goes, and not being satisfied with th
amount which the other had paid him
willingly, "stuck around until hi
victim was well under the Influence o
liquor jind then proceeded to search
nis pocKets tor an aaamortai sum, i
in alleged. He will be tried this morn
Ing for larceny.
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