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LEJEUNE PRESENTS MOTHER WITH POSTHUMOUS DECORATION FOR SON.
COHL PRICE BILL PENDS
MEASURE FOR INVESTIGA
TION INTRODUCED IX HOUSE.
Appointment of Neutral Board Is
Provided for to Meet Plan
of President Harding. ,
David Lightner, Drug Sus
pect, to Be Returned Here.
THE 3IORXIXG OREGOXIAX, ' TUESDAY,. , AUGUST 22, 1922
fami sis dL
FLflBHT IS SPECTACULAR
Man Breaks Jail in Orient, I
1'ound as Stowaway, Gives
Battle and Put in Irons.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Aug. 21.
David Ligrhtner, wanted in Portland,
Or., to answer charges of violation
of the federal narcotic laws and
impersonating a United States offi
cer, claimed Canadian citizenship to
day when he was' brought ashore
from the United States shipping
board steamer West Farallon, which
arrived yesterday from the orient.
This was denied by W. R. Woods,
federal narcotic agent, of Portland,
who originally arrested Lightner
and who came here to identify him
and who made the contrary declara
tion that Lightner was a -native of
the city where he Is expected to
Fugitive Is Jailed.
Previously announced plans to
start Lightner to Portland today
were changed. Instead he was
taken before a United States com
missioner here and arraigned. His
preliminary hearing was set for
August 28 and his bond fixed -at
$5000. In default of bond he was
placed In the Los Angeles county
In Portland more than a year ago
Lightner was indicted by the fed
eral grand jury on five counts al
leging violation of the federal nar
cotic laws. He disappeared while on
bail. The secret service evader had
a coal passer. By
radio he was located and at the
stokehole the federal fugitive was
taken ashore in China and lodged
in ar American consular prison
ua crsavo battle when his
Identity became known. Arrange
ments were made to transport him
to Portland to satisfy the law.
Ucntner Escapes From Jail.
4 few da vs. before departure of
the vessel unon which he was to re
turn to Portland. American jailers
in Shanghai found his cell empty.
The secret service was called into
action again and throughout the far
east American representatives were
warned to be on the lookout for
The West Farallon was steaming
from Shanghai to Los Angeles. A
day after leaving the Chinese sea
port the first mate discovered- a
stowaway in the steering gear room,
hiding under some materials stored
there. The captain ordered him put
to work. He was a muscular man
and gave battle. Passengers were
Paul L. Gross. American vice
consul at Shanghai, was returning
to the United States on leave on
the West Farallon. He saw the
fight. The message of the secret
service was remembered. He sent a
radio message to Shanghai, and
shortly thereafter, with an answer
by radio, he told the captain of the
West Farallon that the stowaway
was sought by the secret service
and must be held on the ship until
delivered to American agents.
Prisoner Pot in Irons.
A cell was constructed in the
officers' wardroom of large steel
bars and a ball and chain and irons
were placed upon Lightner. who was
regarded by the chip's officers aa
a dangerous character. He was
placed in this cell shortly before
the vessel docked at Yokohama to
prevent his escape. For six days
he was fed only on bread and water
following several assaults on the
officers, the ship's officers said.
Each day he was taken to the deck
and allowed to exercise under guard.
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MRS. CLAUDIA GEARY RECEIVING DECOHATIOJi.
For bravery at the battle of Belleau wood, in which he lost his life, Sergeant-Major William J. Geary of
Washington was posthumously decorated with the distinguished service cross, thei decoration being presented
to his mother. Mrs. Claudia Geary by Major-General John A. Lejeune. chief of the United States marine corps,
in his office today in the Navy building. Mrs. Geary resides at 49 T street Northwest, in Washington. Photo
shows Mrs. Geary receiving the decoration from General Lejeune. '
MEAT COSTS $140 FINES
Greek JJestaurant Operators at
Vancouver Plead Guilty.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug! 21.
(Special.) A. Coupas and ePte Gach,
Greek restaurant operators in
Camas, who were arrested for a
second time Friday for selling pu
trid meat and unclean oyster stew,
pleaded guilty in justice court today
and were fined t?5 and costs. Cou
pas and Gach were arrested for the
first time last Wednesday.
The meat, which had been seized
by Mrs. W. H. Coffin, state food in
spector, smelled so badly that Jus
tice F. E. Vaughan ordered it taken
out of court before he proceeded
with the arraignment.- Mrs. Coffin
visited the restaurant a second time
Friday, unheralded, and found some
more of the same kind of meat in
the refrigerator. The bad meat
cost the two Greeks 140, all told.
MAN SLAYS KEN AND SELF
BKOTHKIt, WHOM E.V-W1KE
MAItKIKD, IS KILLED.
Gunman. Divorced During Trip
to Alaska. Tries to Slioot
All, Then Is Suicide.
By OhicHgo Tribune Ix-ased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Mich.. Aug. 21.
When William Hughes. 4.1, came
back from Alaska he found his wife
had divorced him and married his
Today David Hughes is dead and
a daughter, Gertrude, is near death.
Both were shot by u llliam who,
thinking he had killed his former
wife when he wounded Gertrude.
committed suicide. How William
made his home with his brother and
his former wife, plotting for weeks
how he would kill them all, was
revealed by- the tragedy which took
place late last night.
When William came home last
night he found his brother and his
former wife waiting for him. Wil
liam in a rage shouted: "I am go
ing to kill the whole family. I've
waited weeks for this chance to get I
even for what you two did to me
while I was away." He rushed into
his bedroom and returned with a
gun. His brother reached for it
but William pulled the trigger.
David fell to the floor. Screaming,
.Mrs. Hughes and her daughter
rushed from the house, pursued by
William, who fired at .the two
women in the dark. The shot struck
the daughter, while Mrs. Hughes escaped.
Hughes turned the gun on him
self. His boeiy was found by the
road this morning. Nearby was a
note which said:
"Goodbye. I had to do it. I want
David to have all I have. Will."
uate of the University of Washing
ton, and her father, S. R. Thompson,
is director of livestock of the fron
tier event. 'Miss Helen Thompson, a
cousin of th6 newly elected sov
ereign, was queen of .the 1921
Roundup. There will be four at
tendants of Queen Thelma; who
will be named in a few days. 4
FREEDOM IS FORFEITED
Man Wlio Tried to Take Letter
Out of Jail Is He-Sentenced.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. "21.
(Special.) William E. Martin was
happy .Saturday night for he had
just completed a term in the county
jail and was about to regain his
liberty. He readily agreed to con
vey a letter written by Bert Orcutt.
convicted circus robber, outside and
mail it. The letter, concealed in
a special hiding place in Martin's
trousers, was discovered by a deputy
sheriff, and Martin was returned to
the cell he had just vacated.
Martin appeared in superior court
today, pleaded guilty and learned
that he will keep Orcutt company
for another 90 days.
The letter was addressed to Mrs.
J. JonBS, 411 Hinckly building,
Seattle, which is also the address of
Henry Clay Agnew, Orcutt's attorney.
In two of the local department
stores, she passed six checks in pay
ment for the things she purchased.
Last week, however, she become
conscience stricken and confessed
her misdeeds to a friend, a promi
nent and wealthy woman. The wom
an promised to straighten out the
matter, and told the story of the
young girl's temptation and repent
ance to the local Burns agency, say
ing that she would pay the amount
of the checks if the girl was not
The matter was taken up with the
different store owners in which the
checks had been cashed and the
owners agreed not tb prosecute.
$7,000 LENJ FARMERS
Figure oh Business at Scio Since
First of Year Compiled.
SCIO, Or., Aug. 2. (Special.) The
Eantiam National Farm Loan asso
ciation, with headquarters here in
Scio, has just compiled figures show
ing the- amount of business trans
acted by it since the first of the
The secretary-treasurer, W. H.
McLatn, says up to June 30" the as
sociation had approved and loaned
the sum of $17,000, and since the
latter date 12 applications have been
acted upon and approved by the land
bank at Spokane totalling loans of
J27.700. He says they have some ap
plications yet to be acted upon. The
features of the loan are appealing to
farmers here, who have elected to
take the long-time payments, with
the usual privileges of paying
DRINK GIVER IS JAILED
Generous Owner Unwittingly Of
fers Whisky to Deputy Sheriff.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Aug. 21.
(Special.) Calvin Milton, whose
home is in Los Angeles, was treat
ing all comers yesterday to a drink
of whisky from a iioerai siock
Svhich he had in the car. He un
wittingly asked a deputy snerirr to
have a drink. As a result miuon
1CAR PASSES PROPOSED
Astoria Carline. Asks to Issue
Weekly Cards Tor $1 Each.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 21. (Special.)
The Pacific Power & Light com
pany, which operates the street car
system in Astoria, today filed ap
plication with the public service
commission for permission to issue
unlimited weekly passes at $1 each.
These passed, accdrding to the ap
plication, are transferable and may
be used by any number of persons.
Single fares on the traction lines of
me racuic rower iigm company
are 7 cents, while books of 50 rides
may be purchased at the rate of
Members of the public service
commission intimated that the ap
plication would be allowed.
OIL FIRM INCORPORATED
Capital Stock of Portland Com
pany Given as $150,000.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 21. (Special.)
The Curry Oil company, with a cap
ital stock of $150,000 and headquar
ters in Portland, has been incorpor
ated by Iva Mahon, T. S. Wells and
Scoffins Chocolate Shop, Inc., is
the name of a new concern that filed
articles today. The incorporators
are Claude I. Scoffins. Hannah Scof
fins and Clyde J. Scoffins. The cap
ital stock is $20,000 and headquar
ters are in Portland.
The Western Soda Works has been
incorporated by A. E. Weller, W
Weller-and C. C. Dudley. The cap
ital stock is $10,000 and headquar
ters will be in Portland.
I Wagonload of Brick Stolen.
HARRISBURG. Or.. Aug. 21.
(Special.) Just what property is
exempt from the attack of thieves
is puzzling local residents. Re
cently when a blacksmith's anvi
was stolen it was presumed the
limit had been reached, but this
morning Dr. E. W. Barnum, reported
the loss of about a wagon load of
brick which he had stored in the
hen house." None of the hens were
WHAT CONGRESS DID AS
ITS DAY'S WORK.
The- senate was not in ses
The house met at noon and
received the senate draft of
the tariff bill, whk-h is now
on the desk of the speaker.
It tried to consider bills on
the calendar, but a one-man
filibuster conducted by Repre
sentative Huddleson, demo
crat Alabama, prevented any .
action on the bills. Huddle
son objected to every bill as
it was called.
Representative Winslow, re
publican, Massachusetts, in
troduced the administration
bill for a fact-finding coal
Koselnirg Beats Harrisburg.
HARRVSBURG. Or.. Aug. 21.
(Special.) The Harrisburg baseball
team was defeated at Raseburi, yes
terday. 6 to 7. Eugene won from
Goshen. Next Saturday Harrisburg
and Eugene play on the latter's
grounds and should Eugene win the
two teams will -be tied for high
honors in the Upper Willamette
league. This will complete the
series except that the locals have
a postponed game to play with
Garibaldi Man Goes East.
GARIBALDI. Or.. Aug. 21. (Spe
cial.) Russel Hawkins, managar of
the Whitney mill here, has just gone
east on business connected with the
Summer prices on coal. Phons
Diamond Coal -Co., Bdwy. 303". Adv.
was arrested and brought to the
county jail. He pleaded guilty in
superior court today to a charge of
drunkenness and was sentenced to
60 days in jail.
Milton was wreathed in smiles
after sentence had been passed.
Deputy (Sheriff Frank Cornelius
asked him why he was so happy.
"Why, I got off easy," M;lton re
plied "The judge only gave me two
days." When his misunderstanding
was corrected the smile vanished.
ROUNDUP QUEEN CHOSEN
Miss Thelma Thompson to Rule
Over Frontier Events.
PENDLETON, Or., Aug. 21. (Spe
cial.) Miss Thelma Thompson,
daughter "of Mr. and Mrs. S. R.
Thompson of this city, this morning
was selected queen of the Roundup
.Miss Thompson is a granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William Blakeley,
pioneers of this county.
Miss Thompson will ride at the
Roundup each day, and will be a
feature, with her attendants, in the
big westward-ho parade Saturday
morning of the show. The new
queen is a charming young woman,
well known in this city, and is an
expert horsewoman. She is a trad-
GIRL ESCAPES PENALTY
Stenographer Who Passed False
Checks Conscience Stricken.
Last December Irene Glover, aged
25, Portland stenographer, passed a
false check in order to buy some
new clothes. She got away with it
so easily'that she continued to write
checks under different names until
they had totaled up to about $150.
The prestige of Oregonian Want
Ads has been attained not merely by
The Oregronian's large circulation, but
by the fact that all Its readers are
interested in Oreponian Want-Ads.
Phone your want ads to The Ore
gonian. Main 7070.
AND wear! You'd
x.think the Good
year All- WeatherTread
Solid Tire made of
iron if you didn't
know it is springier
even than many so
called cushion tires.
- is one of tb complete
line of Goodyear Truck
Tires sold and serviced
by the Goodyear Truck
Tire Dealer. .
For Sale by
EDWARDS TIRE SHOP. INC.,
M North Broadway
Portland, Or. Bdtry. 1034
Walnut 0S95 Tabor 1482 Main 959S
McCOT AUTO COMPANY,
215 Washington St.,
Tel.. VancaTer 104
Today Until Friday.
CO.VTIJilOlS 1 TO 11 I. M.
6 VARIETIES - 6
"FROM THE GROUND UP"
By Rupert Hushes.
KIDDIES, ALL TIMES - - IDc
ADULTS, MATS, 20-EVES. 39
Most Times Great!
good as ever
WASHINGTON. D. C. Aug. 21.
Sweeping investigation of all ques
tions bearing on the coal industry,
as urged by President Harding in
an address to congress, was called
for in a bill introduced today by
Chairman Winslow of the house In
terstate commerce committee and
which may be rushed through the
house tomorrow under suspension of
For three hours the committee
worked on -what Mr. Winslow de
scribed as perfecting amendments.
Its labors had not been completed
tonight and another session will be
held tomorrow morning. No sharp
differences of opinion developed, it
was said, and it is the hope of re
publican members of the committee
to have the bill ready for the house
by noon. Leaders declared tonight
it would be passed Wednesday, In
event it does not reach a vote to
morrow immediately after consider
ation of a special rule sending the
tariff bill to conference.
Briefly, the bill would provide for
creation of a commission of nine
members, noe to be members of tthe
house or the senate, to get the facts
bearing on the coal industry and
to submit its first report with rec
ommendations to the president not
later than January 2, 1923. It makes
no provision for appointment of rep
resentatives cf miners or operators
on the commission.
PHONE REPLY MAY DROP
Withdrawal of Answer to Reduc
tion Suit to Be Asked.
SALEM. Or., Aug. 25. (Special.)
Willis S. Moore, assistant attorney-general,
left for Portland to
night, where tomorrow he will ap
pear n the circuit court for Mult
nomah county and request permis
sion to "withdraw an answer to the
complaint in th esuit started by
P.obert Duncan and others of Port
land, looking to a reduction in the
rates of the Pacific Telephone &
The suit filed by Mr. Duncan was
directed at the so-called old public
service commission and asked that
the order issued February 28, 1921,
authorising an increase in the tele
phone rates' be set aside.
Lad Severely Injured.
ASTORIA. Or.. Aug. 21. (Special. )
Thomas Spencer Fox. nine-year-old
son of J. C. Fox of Altoona,
Wash., was severely injured yester
day on board the former purse
seining craft Martha, now used as
tender by the Columbia &
Northern Fishing &' Packing com
pany of Altoona. His overalls
caught on -the fly wheel of the
engine, pulling his left leg between
the fly wheel and a gas pipe guard
The Oregonian is the medium
through . which many people supply
their wants bv using its ol,assiifiie'd
columns. Telephone Main 7070.
col-iimns. Te-iep-horrp Main i0". B
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W Vanilla . OQp K
J Caramels.... OVL gj
At our NEW ALL-
. PACKAGE CANDY ffl I
1 ' STORE, Vista Mar- p. i
T ket, Fourth and M f
H Yamhill Streets. y
LIPMAN, WOLFE & CO.
' Ushering in the New Autumn
Styles With a Fascinating Array of
Women's New Fall Suits
Women are to welcome with enthusiasm this early contingent
of the new Fall suits barely 50 in the group, but what a pic
ture they make in our salons on the Third Floor. It will be
well to make selection at once, for styles so altogether fascinat
ing are quickly, to be sold.
Longer skirts, of course and the new long coats that give
the figure the desired slender effect. Poiret twill and twill cord
the favored fabrics with the hint that you'd best choose black
or navy blue. Moderate pricing.
Women's Apparel Section On the Third Floor Llpman, Wolfe fc Co.
Don't Forget! Only More Days of the
August Sale of Blankets
Prices Now Close to Present Wholesale Cost
Pure Wool Blankets
blankets in block plaids
and new shades. Very
special $6.95 pr.
of virgin wool heavy
blankets, warm blank
and special at
eU $ .95
70x84 - inch
wool blankets ir?
bright - Scotch
plaids. Big and
a special feature at
wool blankets of nation
al reputation solid
colors and plaids at
of the purest wool. Ex
ceptional .quality and
72x84 - :n;.h
blankets ol puis
virgin wool wor- a
derfully soft and ?
downy special at
The Blanket Sale on the Second Floor Llpmnn, Vo!fc t: .
The New Spanish Lace Tunics
A splendid new shipment of them just "arrived they're elegant and
quickly are they to be transformed into exquisite dinner and evening
gowns. An exhibit of them in our Fifth street windows now.
Lace Tunics in Black, Brown, Navy $7.45 to $11.50
Metal Lace Tunics in Gold and Silver at $31.50
On the Second Floor l.lpnian. Wolfe & Co.
Merchandise of cJ Merit Only
"This Store Uses No Comparative Prices They Are Misleading and Often Untrue
the emblem of
Merit and Service
in the manufacture
and sale of good
Demand it forthor
o u g h protection
EAST SIDE MILL
& LUMBER CO.
Ft. Spokane Ave.
OREGON DOOR CO.
Ft. Spokane Ave.
EAST SIDE BOX CO.
Ft. Spokane Ave. .1
Auromofiue Hotel of the Northwest
Multnomah Hotel Opposite
Open for Business
4th at Pine Street
Temporary Phone BRdy. 1718 Permanent Phone BRdy. 6122
DAY AND NIGHT STORAGE
Washing Polishing Shop Vulcanizing Accessories
The Oregonian Leads
The Gumps, a Sunday page, a daily strip.
Polly and Her Pals, a Sunday page, a daily strip.
Gasoline Alley, a Sunday page, a. daily strip.
Winnie Winkle, the Bread Winner, a Sunday page.
In all departments of illustration The Oregonian excels.
THE SIGN OF
Optometrists for the ex
amination and adjust
ments. Skilled workmen
to construct the lenses
a concentrated service
that guarantees depenti
able glasses at reason
Complete Lfni - Grinding
Factory on the I'remiae.
SAVE YOUR EYES
to 211 Corhett Blilit.
F.'fth and Motrlma S(.
Chas. A. Rusco.
Pres. and Cen. Mgr.