Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 25, 1919, Page 15, Image 15

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Attempted Blackmail Case
Ends in Plea of Guilty.
leilcr Threatening to Expose For
mer Mother-ln-Law Brings IS
Months at McXeil's Island.
that he was employing a large number
of I. W. W. ana started an organiza
tion against them, and then discov
ered that' the "wobblies" outnumbered
his loyal force about five, to one. The
agitators were disturbing road work
on the contract a few weeks ago by
stopping workmen who left the train
at Arlington to go on the Job. They
were succesnful in turning workmen
back to Portland until the town mar
shal sent the agitators out of town.
On one contract the "red card" men
were a majority until a former serv
ice man was apprised- of the situ
ation and began eliminating them
from the payroll.
Two men called at the highway of
fice in Portland a few weeks ago and
said they could not get work on a
certain Job "east of the Cascades un
less they carried a red card and that
a red card man toM them they were
foolish not to Join the I. w. W., as all
they would have to do would bo to
show the card to any railroad brake
man and he would protect them.
It -took only one witness to wind up
the case of the United States versus
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' court, and that was the defendant
himself. When placed upon the stand
the accused became so tangled up in
his own testimony that his attorneys
hastilv changed the plea from not
guilty to guilty and asked, the leni
.ency of the court. The man was sen
tenced to serve 13 months in the fed
eral prison.
Wajin. who was a .waiter at the
University club, and Is said to have
good, family connections In Hillsboro.
wa -officially accused of using the
tlnited States mails to defraud, the
complaint translated into simple lan-
jruae-e in this instance being that
mer wife and tormer momer-in-jaw
The story of the case, as told before
Judee Wolverton yesterday, dates
back to 1913. when Wann was
waiter In the fashionable Cafe Jiartin
In Denver, and ILuth Ell, pretty
daughter of Mrs. Mary Ell, proprietor
of Jhft restaurant, was presiains De
" hind the cash reeister. Following i
brief courtship Wann and the girl ran
away and were married. Shortly aft
erwards, in the- came year, the cale
' burned to the ground, and there was
nA m...Dt inn n If nnni5irfri A A t O
: whether the "fire was of accidental or
incendiary origin.
The Wann matrimonial ship, after
two years upon me ea. ui hib, a
wrecked in 1935. and in March, 1919,
Mrs. Wann secured a divorce. Some
time later Wann wrote three letters.
It was . asserted, to his former wife.,
declaring that . unless Mrs. Wann and
l. . . 1. An, V.i. tlllflA ha wiltlrt
; : Kivm information to the authorities
to- show that the former mother-in-law
-Ignited the fire . in 1913 .which
-. burned down her rewtaurant, in order
to collect the fire insurance.
With a number of persons present
ready to testify for both' sides in the
' yesterday' afternoon, Wann was
the first one called. His story held
steady until District Attorney Barnett
Vloldslein, who was conducting the
rase for the government,, asked him
if he had, in 1913, signed an affi
davit to the effect that the fire was
not of incendiary origin.' When he
denied this Goldstein Introduced the
affidavit in question, with the re-
null iaiL nun ucu.iiii, riu uupcicoij
entangled in conflicting testimony
that he confessed guilt and changed
his plea.
Ha was given until Monday to
straighten out his affairs pending
prolonged stay at McNeil's island.
First- White Explorers Held
Accountable for Markings.
James R. Crawford. Out of Far
North First Time in 15 Years,
Wins Bride Starts Back.
(Continued Prom First Page.)
Insurance Company's Offer Lures
Famous Athlete Away From
Post Held -Since 1908. "- .
Bow V. Waiker,- for the past 16
years actively affiliate with the
Multnomah Amateur Athletic - club,
first as a member and representative
of the Winged M in many football
encounters and later as manager of
the club, yesterday -tendered his res
lunation In order to go into the In
surance field In Portland. His resig
-nation will take effect as soon as
the board of dtrectors-of the club has
chosen a successor.
Mr. Walker haa been Identified with
the club practically since leaving- the !
Oregon Agricultural college in 1905. j
From 1905 to 1908, while he was- em
ployed by the North Pacific Termi
nal company here, he was active as
a member of the club and was prom
inent in track and football. In. 1908
he took up the duties of manager, a
position which, he has held continu
ously to the present time, except
when he entered-the service and saw
actidn in France. 1 "
Under the direction of Mr. "Walker
the membership of the club was built
up from 800. in 1908 to 6500 tn 1919,
and the beautiful new quarters were
erected. :
Mr. Walker has accepted a,' posi
tion with the Travelers' Insurance
company of Hartford, Conn., and will
pe affiliated with the Phil Gross
mayer company of this city, which
was formerly known as the Pettls
Grossmayer company, with offices in
the Wilcox building.
He recently was elected-a member
of the national executive committee
of the American Legion. v. .
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Multnomah club last night
the resignation of Mr. f walker was
accepted and the-' retiring manager
was voted an honorary membership in
the organization as a token of the ap
preciation of the board lor his-valu-5
able service to the organization during
the last 11 years. The granting of
an honorary membership is considered
at the c-fuh an 'award of the -highest
nature and only ten men in the en
tire membership have. been previously
so Honored -
The matter of a successor to Mr.
Walker was discussed at--the meeting
ast night, but action was postponed
until the next meeting of the direc
tofs, which will be held Monday
evening, uecember 1.-
Tampering Y4tU Government Lines
Draws 60 Days and $500 Fine.
J. J. Brown, employe of the Oregon
Washington railway and telegraph
operator at Arlinston, Or., yesterday
was sentenced to 60 days confinement
and $T00 fine on the charge of tam
pering with the wires of the Western
Union Telegraph While the wires were
under the control of the government.
The rase was before Judge "Wolver
ton of the federal court.
H was charged by Assistant United
Slat es District A ttorney Veatch, who
conducted the case for the govern
irn-nt, that Brown, during the strike
of the Western Union operators some
months aso, had pulled the plugs out
of the switchboard at Arlington and
t hereby rendered the telegraph lines
useless. Although employed by the
-:tlIroad at the time and not a mem
ber of the striking organization, he
wav said to have been in sympathy
with the strikers and to have pulled
the plugs for that reason.
Xo Yonngsters in City Will Be Over
looked, VBUr Strandborg An
nounces in Taking Up Task.
was black and who had beady black
eyes. The parents know of no reason.
they said, for the reddish hair, gray
eyes and thin lips of their offspring.
I saw only -three . of- the so-called
blonde Eskimos In the time I was in
the north, but I understand there are
nearly a dozen among: the several
hundred natives of Victoria Land."
- llr.- Crawford said that Mr. Stefans
son told him hcmerely mentioned the
fact that there were a few natives
with, red hair oh Victoria Land to
some writers on coming out of the
north and that Stefansson-was -cha
grined that his work in the Arctic was
more or less discounted by, the sen
sational yarns that ran through the
country about the discovery of de
scendants of "an hitherto unknown
tribe of lost Scandinavians."
15 Yeans Progress MUned.
-In the. 15 years that Crawford has
been in the north he has missed every
move, of -progress -made by the. world
during that period excepting for
meager bits of information picked up
on infrequent visits to Nome. He ar-
ived In San Francisco two weeks ago
on the steam whaler Herman, tne
same vessel that picked him up a day
following that on which his launch
capsized on the ice 25 miles from land
August 29.
Until his arrival at San Francisco
he had never seen an airplane, a high-
powered automobile, a dreadnought or
heard of a Red Cross or liberty loan
drive Mr. Crawford did not know
that the United States had entered the
greatest war in the world s history
and had emerged victorious until
formed by the officers of the Herman
And I guess I acted as if I had
never eeen a pretty woman, Crawford
In explanation of which Mr. Craw
ford says that despite the fact he ha
onry been out of the Arctic two weeks,
in that time he met ".he only woman
and won a bride. They are here on
their honeymoon.
Career Most Adventurous.
Though he may have missed th
thrills of pleasure and pangs of sor
row occasioned by a great world war,
Crawford's career for 15 years and es
pec tally the last-six has-been-: replet
with adventure, misfortune and ii
nally success. He has penetrate
hitherto unknown lands, tramped
hundreds of miles afoot' over ice
fields, suffered the loss of? compan
ions, food and ammunition, and lived
for months -on a diet that would, mean
death for many. He broke away from
the north only to find it, in his wa
of looking at things, the best place i
the world to live. He longs now for
the frozen solitudes and with hi
bride is going to return as soon as h
can get there.
Crawford was chief engineer on th
power schooner Mary Sachs at Nome
when StefanSson s party arrrved on
board the Karluk in July, 1913. Th
Mary Sachs was taken as one of th
supply ships of the expedition. he
the Karluk was frozen in the tee off
Cape Halkett not Point Barrow,
first reported. Crawford says an
Stefansson went out over the ice with
two white men, the Mary Sachs win
tered at Collinson point. Stefansson
showed up at Collinson poilit afte
searching for the Karluk. The Kar
luk.had been crushed in the ice and
swept away, it was later learned.
Veetling-Out Process Now Cndcr
Way in Oregon.
Red card" men are being weeded
out of the road contractors' forces aa
faKt as possible. This weeding out
process has been under way for the
lt month, line contractor discovered
aint that
Concentration of forces to eliminate
duplication of effort was effected
yesterday by Mayor Baker and Will
iam P. Strandborg when the munic
ipal Christmas tree celebration for
the kiddies of Portland was turned
over to Portland lodge of Elks.
The Llks, through a committee
recently appointed by Exalted Ruler
Julius J. Berg, will have complete
charge of the municipal Christmas
tree and will so arrange plans that
t-very poor kiddie in the city will be
assurea or a. wonueriui time on
Christmas day.
The Elks will request various in
terested parties to co-operate in car
rying out the plans for the enter
tainment, according . to ' George O.
Brandenburg, chairman of the Elks'
Christmas day committee. No ex
pense will be spared to provide every
thing that goes with & Christmas en
"With the municipal entertainment
added to the entertainment which the
Elks hold each year, we are faced
with a big job, but we are ready to
handle it," said Mr. Brandenburg yes
terday. "Our hopes are to have a cele
bration this year which will go into,
history as one of the most successful.
ever held.
"One thing that the Elks are
anxious to avoid and that Is the over
looking of a solitary youngster. . We
are planning to ask various social
service organizations to furnish us
names of children who should be in
vited. In addition we will issue a
general invitatien to the children who
have no celebration at their homes
and all can join in the merriest after
noon and evening of their lives.
Stay-put Edges
I W mat satisfaction to bar cutlery
with edseseuaranteedsharp and guar-
antttd to stay sharp. The enormous
ale of Keen Kutter Safety Razors,
Pocket Knives and other cutlery has
bccnbuilt on the contidencepurchasers
nave in the Keen Kutter trade
maric. lts your guarantee ol
r highest quality steel and work
JrtoTli o manship. And it guarantees
money back if any article fails to
sive absolute satisfaction. Look
tor the trade mark
KtCMKUIISR on your Safety Razor
Sold by Retail Merchant Everywhere)
If yOU like that harsfl Interests of John A. Hooper Re-
.ported soia-ror 5750.000.
puckery taste, get common
tea it's full of tannin
If you like the true tea
flavor, get fine tea, like
Schilling's. It's so full of
tea-flavor fine, rich, in
vigorating "tea-taste that
it actually costs less per
cup than tea that costs
20 cents less per pound.
Common tea hasn't a
single cup of real tea-flavor Urse t&rJUL
in a pound.
SAX FRANCISCO, Nov. 24. Sale of
the lumber interests of - the Hooper
Lumber company to the shipping and
lumber- corporation of Sudden &
Christenson was announced today,
marking the retirement of John A.
Hooper from the lumber industry of
California, Oregon and Washington in
which he was a pioneer.
The-. -consideration was placed
Well-Known Horseman. Dead.
SALEM. Or., Nov. 24. (Special.)
John Likusky. aged 60. one of the
best known horsemen in the Pacific
northwest, died here today. Mr.
Likusky is survived by two sons.
John Jr. and August, who reside near
Camas, Wash. Mr. Likusky until a
month ago owned and operated a
ear fr-tayton.
There are four flavors of Schilling
Tea Japan, Ceylon - India, Oolong.
Knclish Breakfast. AH one quality hx
parchmyn-lined moisture-proof packages
At grocers everywnere.
A Schilling & C- San Francisc
Car Shortage Hits Yamhill.
SHERTDAN. Or.. Nov. 24. (Spe
cial.) The scarcity'of -freight cars to
ship their products is being felt
severely by th3 Yamhill Milling com
pany of this city. They have 1600
barrels of flour now on hand ready
for rliipment, 1200 barrels being des
tined to government officers in Port
land, the ret to various states.
North Star Join Fleet.
f The whaler North Star was added
to the expedition k fleet. March 2
1914. Crawford was in charge of
supporting party that traveled ove
the ice with the explorer. He
mained with him until April 7. wbe
at 70.30 north latitude and 140.39 west
longitude, on account of the shortage
of supplies, ne was tuMied back wit
other members of the party.
Stefansson continued north with
team of dogs and two men. Craw
ford was instructed to move the Mar
Sachs to Banks land if Stefansso
was not back at Collinson Point by
the time the ice broke up. Naviga
tion was possible July 25 and the
Mary Sachs went to Banks land, ar
riving at Cape Kellett August 24. The
party went Into winter quarters at
once to await the arrival of the ex
plorer. .
Crawford had been instructed to
wait for one year, and If at the end
of that time he did not show up to
return to Nome and report to the !
Canadian government. Stefansson
put in an appearance September 27
with his two companions. Stefansson
had arrived o.t the north" end of
Banks land in June and had been con
ducting his, search for new lands In
the interim.
"StefanKson's party was nearly out
of provisions and had little ammuni
tion. It was a close call. He had no
way of knowing that we had negoti
ated the ice and could not know until
he caw us. We had ample winter sup.
plies in the way of dried meat and
other, provisions, Mir. Crawford says.
"We spent the winter of 1914 there.
Mail Trip Called Off.
"Stefansson wanted to send a dog
team across the ice that winter with
mail, but he decided that it would
wear the dogs down too much as he
wanted to use them later. In the
spring of 1915 Stefansson wanted the
North Star at Banks Land, and I vol
unteered to go across the Ice to Ber
nard harbor and-inform Or. Anderson,
second, in command in the expedition,
of the explorer's wishes. With two
other men we set out for the main
land on April 7of that year.
"Bernard harbor is at the entrance
to Coronation Gulf, about 500 miles
from where we were. A man named
Wilklns was with me, together with a
native. We arrived at the North Star's
position May 27, and remained aboard
until navigation opened. August 24
We went to Bailey Island for supplies
and found that stefansson had been
there ahead of us. Stefansson was
not sure that the North Star would
get to Banks Land, that it would be
found at all. and at Bailey Island he
negotiated with Captain Louis Lane
for the schooner Polar Bear to go to
Herschel Island for supplies.
When Stefansson returned to Bailey
island Crawford left the expedition
and his place was taken by an engi
neer on the Ruby, a Hudson's Bay
boat. With the Ruby, Crawford re
turned to Nome infatuated with the
idea that great wealth was to be made
In Banks and victoria land by a
hunting and trapping expedition.
Polar Ilear Ik Fonnd.
In Nome he purchased the schooner
Challenge and in lf16 went to Vic
toria land with a full crew of hunt
ers and trappers under him. Winter
quarters were made in September on
Minto Inlet, Victoria land. He was
there but a short time when the na
ives told him of another boat frozen
in : the ice not 15 miles distant. In- j
vestigation showed that it-was one
f the Stefansson boats, the Polar
Bear, at Walker bay.
During the winter visits were ex
changed frequently by the men on
both boats. Crawford says he did
not do well on Victoria land, so he
sold the Challenge to the Stefansson
expedition, and the crew, with the
exception of a white man and three
natives, shipped out on the Polar
Bear. The Challenge was .sold when
Stefansson, upon sending men after
the Mary Sachs, found her on the
beach and after she was ripped to
pieces by a south wester in floating
Crawford's party was finally re
duced to himself and three natives.
the other white man taking passage
on the Polar Bear at the last minute.
Crawford discovered about 40 na
tives 40 miles down - the coast of
Banks land who had been there for
a year waiting for a ship to come for
them. They had been hunting and
trapping and had little food. Their
boat was unable to reach them. Craw
ford helped them out with some of
his provisions. There was - no boat
in 1918. Crawford s partner was to
have sailed to Banks land In that
year to take him off.
With provisions all gone, and liv
ing six months on a meat diet. Craw
ford finally decided early last August
to start down the coast in a launch
he had held out from the Challenge
With a ekin boat and a whale boat
loaded with -furs and meat and the
launch loaded with as many of the
stranded natives as it would accom
modate, Crawford started off.
The frail craft had proceeded less
than 25 miles when overtaken by. bad
weather. It was while trying to make
a landing on the ice and while Craw
ford was bailing the launch mat it
capsized. . Crawford was rescued by
the natives. The furs were recov
ered, but the meat waa gone and the
ammunition wet
Whaler Reecnes Party.
With this gloomy outlook in view
the party was making plans on
August 28 for a hard winter when, on
the following day, the whaler Herman
hove into sight In search of them
The natives were dropped at Cape
Hone and Point Barrow, and Craw
ford remained aboard until he reached
Han Francisco. .
Crawford had a heavy catch of
white fox. Borne blue fox and a few
nolar bear skins when he arrived in
San Francisco. They were disposed
of there.
Crawford first went into the north
in 1904. He is a native of Elmore,
Vt., and 41 years of age. He served
four years in the navy and came to
the Pacific coast in 1899. He is posi
tive in his assertion that the north
east passage can be navigated. He
claims to know that ships coming
from the east coast have penetrated
the ice to points west of the eastern
most point that ships sailing from
the Pacific coast have. He believes
that it can be negotiated in two years
by way of Melville Island or south
fjjp It's a season of better baking in ) f l t
bigger batches. Thanks to C nif f Ii: V- i
Flour, there are more appetizing Biscuits, MVi ;
Pies, Cakes, Bread and other goodies in store. grCr;rS:l
o, say "IXEZSEE" to your jXSJ Q QljJljUl : "
grocer when you order flour. A SCT3eSt PatStlt ' ' "
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of Banks and Victoria land. The west
coast of Banks land to Melville
island is the hardest stretch to nego
tiate, he says.
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford will remain
in Seattle until navigation to Nome
opens up, at which time they will
again go into the north. Mrs. Craw
ford has never been further north
than Portland, where she was visited
friends, but she says she believes she
will like it in the Arctic if her hus
band does.
Highway Slides at Divide.
EUGENE. Or., Nov. 24. (Special.)
A landslide has occurred on the new
Pacific highway at Divide, at the
south line of Lane county, and it ia
undermining a barn on the farm of
I". A. Tnmr. srordlns' to P. M.
Morse, county engineer. The en
gineer expressed X he opinion yester
day that the highway commission and
the county court will be compelled
lave you ever heard this?
This baling powder costs less than Royal
But you may not have heard that
the cheaper baking powder may
leave a bitter taste, that food made
with it "is likely to stale in a day
and that it may contain alum,
which is condemned by many
medical authorities for use in food.
England and France prohibit
sale of alum baking powders.
1 tJlLa
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is made from Cream of Tartar
- derived from grapes
Royal Contains No Alum
Leaves No Bitter Taste
additional property at that
Dr. Warner Expected Soon.
Dr. Kstella Ford Warner, who wa?
in Russia doing medical work among
the women and children and who was
forced to leave with the refugees in
September, is expected home the mid
dle of next month, according to word
received by her mother, Mrs. K. G.
Ford. Dr. Warner has been in Lon
don and is now in a New York clinic.
Since her return she has also studied
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