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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
LOW BIDS FOR STATE 1
FARMERS ARE READY
TO END ALL FAMINE
WOMAN IS FATALLY
INJURED BY AUTO
HIOTDIPT ATTrDMCVC .
uioimoi mi luniNLio
WAR ON PUNCH-BOARD
GOVERNOR DIRECTS STATE
MOT TO MOXEV INTERESTS.
CORN FOR STARVING PEOPLE
MBS. ROSA PODESTA, 6 5 AXD
WIDOW, IS KILLED.
COXVEXTIOX ACTS IX SPITE OF
j JACKSOX OFFICIAL.
WANTS JO NT LEVY
WAITED BY GUARDS
Technical Knockout Gives
Victory to Champion.
SdfilFTY WflMFN AT RINRS1DF
Opera Box in New York Is
ucbeiicii iui nie nyiu.
MEN WEAR DINNER COATS
3Iembers of Fair Sex Observed to
Gasp and Press Their Lips aC
Sound of Hard Blows.
WADISON SQUARE GARDEN. New
Tork, Jan. 14. In a spectacular bout
which was stopped by the referee in
the sixth round at Madison Square
Garden tonight Benny Leonard, the
yworra a iigmweigni cnampion, acoreu
r a technical knockout over Richie
Mitchell of Milwaukee, who, despite
his defeat, proved himseft a worthy
The bout was the main attraction at
& benefit given by the American com
mitted for devasted France.
Opponent la Floored.
In the opening round Leonard
knocked his opponent down three
times and injured Richie's right eye ao
badly that it was useless to the game
western lad during the remainder of
the bout. However, toward the end of
the tnitia. round Richie surprised the
champion and, in fact, the entire
house, by hooking a terrific left to
Leonard's jaw which sent the cham
pion down on his back. Leonard arose
slowly and, remaining on one knee
waved his hand to his manager and
seconds, indicating that his head was
Clear and that he was uninjured.
Leonard Has Advantage.
From this to the beginning of the
sixth round Leonard had the advan
tage in every session, but many close
observers believed that if Leonard
had not virtually blinded Richie's eye
in the opening round the Milwaukee
lad would have given him the fight of
In the sixth round Richie tried his
best to land a solid blow, but Leon
ard's blocking and footwork were al
most perfect in defense. Leonard's
attack in this round was fierce and he
simply battered hia opponent off his
feet. He sent Richio to the floor
three times and was ready to put
over a finishing punch when Referee
Haukop intervened and saved Mitchell
from further punishment. The men
weighed in at 2 P. M. at 134 pounds,
one pound under stipulated weight.
Roth looked trained to the hour and
each expressed his confidence while
being prepared for the end.
Society omrn Attend.
Society women who suddenly have
become patrons of the art of fisti
cuffs stepped tonight from opera
box to ringside to watch the boxers
pummel one another for the war
stricken folk of France and their own
To Madison Square Garden, where
at national horse shows for years un-
cumbered Fifth avenue has gathered
to see thoroughbreds go through
tl eir paces and to observe the latest
tylea, a share of the city's men and
wutnen of fashion motored through
the rain to witness a world's light
weight championship contest between
Bennr Leonard and Richie Mitchell,
staged by the American committee
for devastated France in a 20th cen
tury drive for funds.
Men Wear Dinner Coat a.
Perhaps New York society has not
made of boxing such an enthusiastic
fad as the elect of London and Paris,
or perhaps it was the rain which kept
many pretty frocks at home, but
Macson Square Garden tonight was
not rs aglltter with Jewels and fine
ilks as the Circe Paris or Royal
Albert hall was reputed to have been
at icrent important bouts. Most of
the women sweated around the ring
side were not in evening dress, al
though their escorts wore their din
ner coats. When the doors trj the
great arena were thrown open, men
in business suits swept like a wave
Into the garden, filling the four gal
Kries and much of the level stretches
around the ring.
When in the vast auditorium, with
its flag-bedecked balconies, its bright
flghte flaring aloft and its dim haxe
of smoke, appeared a flying squadron
of women in evening dresses of
bright hues. They were fair pro
gramme vendors, selling their wares
for war-torn France.
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And the gallery gods wre on their
ide. There was no doubt of that.
The rows of keen-eyed lads to whom
uo motion in the ring
was lost, were 1
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ers. i ne npyiin cneers inti greetea
appearance of the girls were followed
by si.arp injunctions to "buy them
programmes," with hisses ior those
Shortly after Mias Anne Morgan,
leading figure in auctioning high
priced ringside seats for charity, had
seated herself in her box. the garden,
filled to capacity, was plunged in
darkness, until the great cluster of
lights over the ring were flashed on.
There were a few preliminary bouts
which women cou'.d be seen observing
(Concluded on Pag 13, Column 1.)
Sale of Securities Above Par by
-Smallest Part of Cnion Cited
as Example Worth While,
SALEM, Or., Jan 14. (Special.)
Why the state of Oregon should be
compelled to sell its bonds at a heavy
discount, while the little state of
Rhode Island disposes of Its securi
ties to local banking institutions at
prices ranging above par, was the
question directed to the money In
terests of the state in the statement
given out by Governor Olcott here
"I have noted," said Governor Olcott
In his statement, "that the governor
of Rhode Island, in his message to the
legislature said that the bonded in
debtedness of the latter state had in
creased last year by the Issuance of
$2,500,000 bonds for the soldiers'
bonus and for bridge construction.
"These were 4H per cent bonds and
all of them were sold above par, the
greater part of them at a slight pre
mium, a fact which indicates the
sound financial standing of the state.
It also is worthy of note that all ex
cept $100,000 of these bonds were sub
scribed for by banking institutions of
"I was amazed to find that the tini
est state in the union could obtain par
and premium bids on 4V per cent
bonds, when Oregon has been com
pelled to sell its highway bonds, bear
ing the same rate of interest, at a
discount. Evidently the secret lies
in the fact that the bankers of Rhode
Island responded to the appeal and
took the securities of their own state
at their face value or better.
"We will have more bonds to sell
during the next few years, and I
wish to appeal to the patriotism of
our bankers to see if they cannot as
sist Oregon in equalling the record of
Rhodrs Island in the future. Certainly
our bonds, backed by a state un
paralleled in natural resources, should
have as fine a financial standing as
the little state of Rhode Island, cov
ering a territory barely perceptible
upon an ordinary map. I urge th:
people of the state to think not only
of the financial honor of Oregon, but
of the value we will receive in
greater returns for our bonded in
Rev. W. B.
Hinson Seeks Relief
From Ulcer of the Stomach.
Rev. W. B. Hinson, pastor of the
East Side Baptist church, underwent
a serious operation yesterday morn
ing for ulcer of the stomach, and is
now at Good Samaritan hospital,
where his condition is said to be
satisfactory considering the nature
of the operation. Dr. A. K. Rockey
and Dr. Paul Rockey are In
For sorrf? time past Dr. Hinson has
been in ill health, and recently it
became apparent that an operation
was necessary. He was taken to the
hospital Thursday night. Mrs. Hin
son accompanied him and has re
mained in attendance upon her
FEARS FELT FOR VESSEL
Mail Steamer Joseph Pulitzer Is
JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 14. No trace
of the mail steamer Joseph Pulitzer,
missing in Alaskan waters since De
cember 18. has been found after a
week's search by the coast guard
cutter Snohomish, according to ad
vices received here tonight, and grave
fears are entertained here for the
safetv of her officers and crew of
Unusual severe storms have been
sweeping the gulf of Alaska which
would add to the peril of the little
vessel, now long overdue.
The Snohomish is cruising toward
Unimak pass. In the far north, :
search of the missing steamer.
TWO BURIED BY SLIDE
Xortliern Pacific Workmen Injured
Xear Grays Harbor.
HOQl'IAM. Wash., Jan. 14. (Spe
cial.) While at work cleaning away
earth from a slid on the Northern
Pacific tracks a mile west of Grays
Harbor this morning D. J. Ferry and
S. R. Reno, two workmen, were I
buried underneath' and so badly in
jured they were brought to a Ho-
quiam hospital. This afternoon Ferry
was taken to the Northern Pacific
hospital at Tacoma.
It was reported that no bones were
broken, but severe muscular strains i
and bodily bruises resulted.
2 GOBS -LOST OVERBOARD
Bodies of Pacific Fleet Sailors Are
ABOARD THE U. S. S. NEW MEX
ICO AT SEA, Jan. 14. (By -Radio to
the Associated Press.) Two men of
the Pacific fleet were lost overboard
at ;ca in the last 24 hours.
They were Edgar Oscar Ecstrom
from the U. S. S. Arkansas and Bur-
ton r irom tnc uesirujer oiuu-
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DRY OFFICERS INDICTED
Prohibition Agents Charged With
Acceptance of Bribes.
BOSTON. Jan. 14. Indictments
1 charging conspiracy and the accept
ances of bribes were returned by the
federal grand jury late today against
Samuel M. Beresneck. a prohibition
Daniel Ryan of Worcester, formerly
a prohibition agent, also was indicted
for acceptance of bribes.
Stowaway Asks America
to Support Irish.
DEPORTATION IS OPPOSED
Lawyer Argues 0'Callagtian
Is Political Refugee.
PASSPORT NOT NEEDED
Sailor on United States Vessel
Tells of Alleged Abuse by
British Troops in Erin.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. Lord
Mayor O'Callaghan of Cork, who
reached the United States last week
as a stowaway and without a pass
port, completed his testimony before
the commission from the committee
of 100 investigating Irish conditions
today, and thereby accomplished the
announced purpose of his visit to
Completion by the lord mayor of
his testimony was followed a few
hours later by submission to Secre
tary of Labor Wilson of a brief
arguing that the Cork executive,
now in the United States on parole,
be permitted to remain here as a
political refugee, entitled under the
iaw to admission without a passport.
The brief was submitted through
O'Callaghan's counsel in accordance
with a ruling of Secretary Wilson at
the preliminary hearing accorded the
lord mayor several days f.go. Secre
tary Wilson is expected to reach a
decision in the matter of permanently
admitting O'Callaghan tomorrow
after studying the briefs.
Burning City Described.
Mayor O'Callaghan devoted today
largely to a description of the recent
burning of Cork and presented an
appeal for support of the Irish cause.
With the appeal he coupled the decla
ration that the United Slates and
England alike entered the war
pledged to the principle of self-determination
for small nations and
that since England had shown in her
treatment of Ireland the pledge to
be "a smoke screen and humbug."
tha United States, too. unless show
ing a more real interest in Ireland,
might be made liable to the same ac
cusation. "If ' we are told," he concluded,
"that neither America nor any other
nation which sees us bleeding to
death, despite all that was said about
self-determination, meant what they
said, and that it Is now admitted to
be humbug" in our case, it will not
be humbug. We will continue to
fight, be the result what it may."
Mayor O'Callaghan was followed on
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Producers Will Appease Hunger ol
World if Cities and Towns
Will Transport Food.
CHICAGO, Jan . 14. Tho farmers
of America stand ready to give
enough corn to appease the hunger
all over the -world, if the people of
cities and towns will transport it to
the starving. President J. R. Howard
of the American Farm Bureau Feder
ation declared here today.
Addressing the Illinois Agricultural
association. President Howard de
clared he had advices from many
states assuring him that the farmers
would be willing to donate liberally
from America's corn crop in order
that no one in the world might
The" matter has been taken up with
Herbert Hoover, chairman of the
European relief activities.
"We will furnish any amount the
Hoover committee can use," Mr.
Howard said after the meeting. "If
it wants 10,000,000 bushels we will
get it; if it wants 25,000,000 bushels,
we'll get that. I talked with the
New York headquarters this morning
and the matter will be taken up
.n Iowa farmer had suggested to
him that farmers in his county would
donate all of their surplus crop over
the number of bushels they raised in
1919, Mr. Howard said.
The farmers of America, Mr.
Howard continued, are willing to
donate of their surplus a sufficient
amount to save the starving in
Europe and China, provided the corn
is shipped out of the country and
not thrown on the American market
further to depress the price.
They proposed to the European and
Chinese relief committees that the
farmers would furnish the corn at
shipping stations if the railroad,
milling and corn products interests
and the public at large will trans
port It to the famine victims.
Teligrams were read from farm
bureru secretaries of the states, of
Ohio, Missouri and Indiana indorsing
the plan. -
F0RO GAINS 1103 VOTES
945 of 2200 Precincts Are Totaled
In Senate Recount.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. At the
close of recountfng ballots of 945 of
2200 Michigan precincts today, Henry
Ford had gained 1103 vces over Sen
ator. Newberry in the senate privi
leges and elections committee's can
vass of their senatorial controversy.
tlenator Newberry's plurality in the
election was around 7500.
SOLDIER BONUS FAVORED
Xon-Partisans Join in Voting for
Measure In Xebraska.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 14. Thirteen
non-partisan league- members of the
Nebraska house united in a bill in
troduced today to appropriate the
proceeds of a 5-mill levy for the next
two years for service men. marines
and nurses in the late war.
Beneficiaries would receive $25 for
each month they served.
Witnesses Declare Dallas J. Sid
well, Driverof Machine, Stopped
in 5 Feet After Accident.
Mrs. Rosa Podesta, 65, of 189 Grant
street, died at St. Vincent's hospital
last night less than three hours after
having been struck down at the inter
section of Jefferson and Front streets
by an automobile driven by Dallas J.
Sidwell, 456 East Twenty-sixth street.
Mrs. Podesta sustained a fracture
of the skull in the accident. Witnesses
reported to the police that Mrs.
Podesta was "Jay walking" when hit
by the automobile. Sidwell said she
stepped in front of his car without
warning. He applied the brakes and
stopped In the space of five feet,
Mrs. Podesta was a widow and was
employed by the Long Fruit Products
company on East Yamhill street. She
lived with a sister, Mrs. Mary Garba
rino. A brother. J. V. Podesta, is em
ployed by the Northwest Bridge &
Iron company. The body was identi
fied by these relatives about two
hours after the accident, efforts of
the police during that time to identi
fy it having been futile. The coroner
now has the body and will make an
investigation into the accident.
HUNGER BRINGS ANARCHY
Armenian Refugees Dying for Lack
of Food and Fuel.
NEW YORK. Jan. 14. More than
200,000 Armenian refugees between
Kara and Alexandropol are dying be
cause of lack of food and fuel, and
anarchy stalks among them, said ad
vices from Armenia by way of Paris,
received here today by the Near East
Cessation of all transportation,
coupled with a severe winter, adds to
the appalling situation, it was assert
ed by M. Ahronian, president of the
Armenian delegation to the peace
conference. Famine threatens unless
steps are immediately taken to con
tinue American shipments of pro
visions, he said.
FLIERS NEAR CANAL ZONE
Twelve Naval Planes Reported at
Costa Rican Port.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 14. All of
the 12 F-5-L naval seaplanes making
a test flight from San Diego to the
canal zone, were at the Gulf of
Nicoya, Costa Kica, last nigh.t, radio
messages received today at 12th
naval district headquarters said.
Ten of them reached there Wednes
day and the remaining two arrived
SHIPYARD OFFICIAL SHOT
Oakland Man Found Wounded,
With Revolver Xear By.
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 14. M. J
Waites, .purchasing agent for the
Moore Shipbuilding company, was
found near here" today with a bullet
wound in his head and a revolver
lying near him.
Physicians said he had no chance to
Tax Supervising Commis
sion Files Report.
CENTRALIZATION LAWS ASKED
Defects of Present System
Pointed Out to Governor.
BROAD BUDGET FAVORED
Legislation Applicable to All Cnits
of Local Government Is One
SALEM, Or., Jan. 14. (Special.)
Enactment of legislation centralizing
the tax levying bodies of Multnomah
county to the end that duplication of
effort and expense may be eliminated
was recommended in the annual re
port of the tax supervising and con
tervation commission of Multnomah
county, which was filed with Governor
Olcott here today. The commission
was created under an act of the 1919
legislature, and the report covers the
period January 1 to December 31.
Specific recommendations of the
Competent budget law, applicable
to all units of local government, to
take the place of present statutes
pertaining only to counties and school
Supervision la Wanted.
Law centralizing tha administration
of t ie multiple tax levying and dis
bursing functions of Multnomah
county and creating a supervisory ad
Law authorizing and directing the
county auditor to reject a claim made
against any particular county fund
or appropriation after said fund has
"In the preparation of the budgets."
sail the report, "all estimates of of
ficials reported for the primary con
sideration of levying bodies should
show in parallel columns the unit
costs of three preceding years, the
detailed? expenditures of the last one
of said three years, together with the
budget allowances and six months'
expenditures of the current year.
Uniform System Favored.
"The tax supervisory body of the
county should be authorized to pre
pare and issue to the various units
all torms necessary for the establish
ment of a uniform system, and the
budgets as compiled and approved,
with the original estimate sheets,
should be filed with the supervisory
commission noi later than October 1
of each year. This would afford two
months (until December 1), little
time enough for proper investigation
and review by the supervisory board,
consultation with the levying boards,
publication of the budge'- for the
consideration of the taxpayers and
final adoption. With the budgets In
the hands of the supervising commis
sion on October 1 the commission
could, not later than December 10.
compile and report for publication a
comprehensive review of the annual
tax problem in the county.
Data to Be Compiled.
"The supervisory commission should
be empowered to compile accurate
information pertaining to bonded or
other debt, to require any public of
ficial to file a statement of the ex
penditures of his department during
the fiscal year, require from any
unit of local government a statement
of its annual expenses. Inquire into
the management, books of account
and systems employed of each unit
of government and its various de
partments, demand and receive the
annual budgets and hold hearings
upon them, to approve, reject, modify
or reduce the budgets or any items
therein, to date the entry of levies in
accordance with the findings and con
clusions of the commission and to
perform any other duties necessary
to promote efficiency in the admin
istration of government and the con
servation of public money.
Deficiencies Are Opposed.
"The necessity for vesting the
county auditor with the "authority
suggested in our third recommenda
tion is obvious. No department of
government should be permitted to
create a deficiency. Waste and ex
travagance in this direction will be
stopped if the auditor is empowered
to reject any claim in excess of the
allowance for any particular fund or I
"There are 81 authorities that have
power to levy, or direct to be levied,
a tax upon the property 1n Multno
mah county. All of these with the
exception of seven road districts are
active. These tax-levying bodies in
clude the state of Oregon, through
the state tax commission, county of
Multnomah, county school fund,
through the board of county commis
sioners, county high school tuition
fund, through board of county com
missioners, county library, through
board of county commissioners. Port
of Portland, Portland dock commis
sion. Cities and town (4), union high
school districts (2), local school dis
tricts (54), road districts (7), water
districts (3), and drainage districts
"Removing from consideration the
state, whose power to levy a tax can-
Concluded on Pace 5, Column 1.)
Candy Device Declared to Be Vio
lation of Law and Stand for
Enforcement Is Taken.
Over the protest of Rawles Moore,
district attorney for Jackson county,
who confessed to dropping numerous
dimes on cigar-stand counters for the
privilege of punching a lucky hole
and winning a box of candy and could
see no evil in the practice, district
attorneys of Oregon in convention
yesterday voted to adopt a uniform
policy which will mean the suppres
sion of punch-board operation in the
"If the punch-board Is not in viola
tion of the law, and If we feel that it
is not, we should permit it to be oper
ated without molestation." declared
District Attorney Evans of Multno
mah county. "But if it ie, we should
stamp out its use and not be back
ward about prosecutions. Personally,
I believe it is a lottery and in direct
violation of the state law and have
been proceeding on that theory. It
does no good, however, to prosecute
punch-board operators in one county
if they are permitted in an adjoining
The question was brought to issue
through the arrest in Springdale
Thursday of G. W. Smith by Deputy
Sheriffs Chrisofferson and Schirmer
for stealing the punch-board in his
store and the subsequent finding of
many punch-boards ready for ship
ment about the state in the store
room of C. C. Chick company, 609 Up
Moore declared he believed the
punch-board to be a harmless sort of
"The question before us is whether
or not we desire to enforce the law,"
declared George Neuner, Jr., district
attorney from Douglas county. "If
we are weak-kneed about the punch
board we will be borrowing a lot of
That appeared to be the opinion of
BANK LOOT RECOVERED
Suitcase Containing Papers Stolen
From Safe Is Found.
CHEHAXJS, Wash., Jan. 14. (Spe
cial.) A weather-beaten suitcase
found near Dryad is held at Sheriff
Roberta' office. The suitcase when
discovered contained a lot of valuable
papers that were stolen from the Pe
Ell State bank when it was robbed
some months ago. Liberty bonds,
mortgages, deeds, travelers' checks
and other documents were included.
No further light has been thrown on
the identity of the robbers who
cracked the safe, and why they aban
doned the loot is pcobleniatical. One
theory is that they may have hidden
it and later were unable to find the
RESTAURANTS CUT PRICES
Substantial Reductions Made at
SPOKANE. Wash.. Jan. 14. Prices
were reduced by some of the larger
restaurants of Spokane today. Cuts
of from 5 to 10 cents an order on ham
and eggs, steaks, chops and fish were
noted on many restaurant menus.
Pie and other pastries were also
reduced an average of 6 cents an
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
I The Weather.
1 YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 34
I dtaiees; minimum, 50.
l TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds.
Three amendments to Pordney tariff
tacked on by senate finance committee.
Big army now obsession of once pacifist
secretary of war. Page 2.
Lord Mayor of Cork finishes testimony.
Home town halis three aeronauts as he
roes. Page 3.
Farmers ready to donate corn to feed
world's starving. Page L
Union labor will organize Iron and steel
workers against wage reductions.
Low market for state bonds criticised by
governor. Pnge L
Seattle starts movement to have state re
duce rail freight rates on wheat to off
Bet decision favoring Portland. Page 19.
Editors of Oregon banqueted at Eugene.
Multnomah tax supervising commission
urges legislation centralizing all levy
ing power, rage i.
Washington Htgulature recesses until
Monday, rage B.
$100,000 appropriation asked for Idaho ex-
tervice men. Page 7.
Game code Revision approved in main by
house committee, -j-ago u.
Second district likely to be left as It la
Society women desert opera for prize ring.
Winged M team short two regulars. Page
Langford wallops victory out of Devere In
seventh round. Page 12.
Wilson is ready to fignt O'Dowd. Page 12.
Commercial and Marine.
Pooling of valley wools favored by dealers.
Wbtiat weak at Chicago with lighter ex
port demand. Page 19.
Easier money and bull pools feature stock
sacculation, .rage itf.
State chamber committee, urges abolition
nt Panama canal tolls. Page 18.
Visitor points out Portland's natural ad
vantages as shipyard center. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Public service commission will back city
in demand for union terminal. Page U.
Automobile show to close tonight. Page 20.
North Portland tract sold for 1400,000.
Woman Is fatally injured by automobile.
"Shadow's" threatened blow awaited by
vigilant guards. Page L
District attorneys declare war on punch
boards. Page 1 .
District attorneys want strict divorce law.
Report on traffic streets made. Page 20.
Receiver is quizzed by bond house credi
tors. Page 4.
Ladd and Jenning Homes
ESCAPE MADE IN GUN FIGHT
Police Twice Outwitted by
MAN NOT SEEN SINCE
Police and Detective 1'iikc Pre
cautions Against Death Threats
Being Carried Out.
Extra guards heavily armed with
shotguns and rifles were stationed
last night about the homes of J. Wes
ley Ladd and Henry Jenning Jr. to
prevent any possible attempt on the
part of Portland's mysterious extor
tionist "The Shadow" from carry
ing out his threat to murder the
famiiies of these two business men.
These extra precautions were taken
as a result of "The Shadow's" escape
from a posse of police, deputy
sheriffs and federal operative after a
running gun fight In the heavily
wooded section on the north side of
Base Line road, between Craig road
and a country road a half mile west
of Taxi inn.
Mayor Baker last night announced
the posting of a reward of $1000 for
the capture of "The Shadow," dead or
alive. Every means possible is being
taken by the police bureau to appre
hend the man whose reign of terror
has baffled all efforts of the com
bined law-enforcir.g bodies.
Man Hunt la Determined.
The man hunt staged between 1
o'clock yesterday morning anai day
break was one of the most deter
mined in which Multnomah county
and Portland officials have taken
part since the days of Tracy and
Acting on a third threatening let
ter received Thursday by J. Wesley
Ladd from the blackmailer, who
cloaks his mystery beneath the sig
nificant alias of "The Shadow," a j
police car equipped with two flash
lights and two rear lights set out
from Grand avenue and East Stark
street promptly at midnight Thurs
day to keep a pre-arranged ren
dezvous with "The Shadow." As in
his former threatening letters, the
extortionist demanded that the auto
mobile proceed out East Stark street
along the Base Line road to a point
near Troutdale. Somewhere along
this route ho served notice that he
would be In readiness with a flash
light signal, at which a package
containing $25,000 must be thrown
from the machine.
.signal Seen In Dsrknrss,
At the Intersection of Base Llns
road with a seldom-used country
road, about a half mile west of Taxi
Inn, the camouflaged automobile
driven by Police Inspector Hellyer
and containing deputy sheriffs and
detectives saw the signal flash in
the darkness about 300 yards ahead.
Speeding up the machine, they drove
rapidly to the point where the flash
light signal had been given and a
volley of shots were sent in the direc
tion of the elusive fugitive by Deputy
Sheriff Christofferson as he stood on
the running board of the machine.
Within five minutes, four other
automobiles crowded with heavily
armed officers arrived at the meeting
point and guards were Immediately
stationed at every possible vantage
point- Along the railroad tracks, at
road intersections and at frequent
points in the heavy, woods officers
kept their vigil for more than two
Hours, waiting for some sign of
Lunch Box Is Found.
Lieutenant of Inspectors Goltz, in
examining the ground near where the
flashlight signal was given, found a
partially empty lunch box which the
police are certain had been carried
by "The Shadow." This lunch box
was lying beneath a fir tree close to
the road and within 20 feet from
where the flashlight signal was seen.
For two hours the hunt was con
fined mainly to this vicinity although
guards were stationed as far back as
East Eighty-second street to prevent
the man from getting back Into the
At about 3 o'clock in the morning.
Deputy Sheriffs Mollenhour and La
Mont engaged "The Shadow" in a
running gun fight along Craig road
near the intersection of the interur
ban railroad tracks. But lonce more
"The Shadbw" ran true to form and
name and eluded the pesse.
Mollenhour was standing within the
shadow of a shelter shed fronting the
railroad tracks when he glimpsed the
faint outline of a man walking boldly
toward him up Craig road, going
north. When the man reached the
tracks he saw Mollenhour and
stopped." Mollenhour walked out to
I'ire Opened on Shadow".
"Stick 'em up and be quick abort
it," ordered "The Shadow."
"I'm an officer," returned Mollen
hour as he advanced. toward the fig
ure. As the words left the deputy's lips,
a gun flashed in his face and two bul
lets sang close to his head.
Mollenhour, standing but 10 feet
from "The Shadow" opened fire, but
none of the shots took effect.
LeMont, who was standing 20 feet
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