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vol,, xxxvi. NO. 4.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2S, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BILL IS IIIDICTED
FOR up m
Plot Is Laid to
Mayor and Police Chief.
DRY SQUAD ALSO ACCUSED
Executive Is Said to Have Re
ceived $4000 for Protec
ts tion of Importers.
BOB HODGE IS INVOLVED
Federal Grand Jury, Under Mr.
Reames, Alleges Intimi
. dation of Witnesses.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 27. The
long - expected indictments against
Mayor Hiram C. Gill, Chief of Police
Charles L. Beckingham and ex-Sheriff
Robert T. Hodjre, charging conspiracy
to violate the interstate commerce and
Federal liquor laws, and acceptance of
bribes, were returned by the United
States grand jury today and warrants
were placed in the hands of Deputy
Marshals for the arrest of these de
fendants and 10 others who were in
The others indicted were four city
detectives, an ex-policeman, Edward P.
Baker, manager of the Jesse Moore
Hunt Company, of San Francisco
Logan and Fred Billingsley and two
associates of the Billingsleys.
Liquor Importers Accuse.
The principal witnesses against the
Mayor, Chief of Police and ex-Sheriff
were Logan and Fred Billingsley, who
were indicted several weeks ago for
conspiracy to violate the interstate
commerce laws and pleaded guilty, but
were not sentenced that they might
be used as Government witnesses.
As soon as they learned of the in
dictments, Gill, Beckingham and De
tectives Peyser, Doom and McLennan
Went to the Federal building and gave
$3500 bail each. Ex-Sheriff Hodge
was said to be arranging a bond. The
Billingsleys and W. H. Pielow and
William Frazier, transfer men, are al
ready under bond for earlier indict
Tnents and new security was not re
quired of them.
Threat Laid to Ex-Policeman.
C. J. Mullen, ex-policeman, was in
dieted, charged with attempting to in.
timidate the Billingsleys, Government
witnesses, in an effort to induce them
to jump their bond and flee to Canada.
In addition to the indictment against
Edward P. Baker in connection with
his alleged Billingsley transactions, a
separate indictment for conspiracy
was returned against the Jesse Moore
Hunt Company, as a corporation,
Baker as manager and E. J. Margett,
N3eattle ex-policeman, already under
Mayor Gill said tonight that he
would zt even temporarily detach
himself from his office because of the
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HUNT LOSES OFFICE
ON COURT'S RULING
DECISION- MAKES CA.MPBELL
GOVERXOR OF ARIZONA.
No Writ Issued, Supreme Court
Saying It Takes It for Granted
Democrat Will Yield Claim.
PHOENIX. Ariz.. Jan. 27. The Ari
zona Supreme Court today returned a
ecislon holding? that Thomas E. Camp
bell. Republican, la the de facto Gov-'
rnor of Arizona.
The decision was signed by Justices
Franklin and Ross. Justice Cunning
ham submitted a dissenting opinion.
The majority holds that the certifi
cate of election Issued to Campbell Is
prima facie evidence of his election.
The court Issued no writ, stating Its
belief tnat George W. Hunt would now
surrender the office, but declaring that
if he did not a writ would be Issued.
In a brief statement tonight Mr. Hunt
said he would not appear at the State
House on Monday 'and that the office
and Its belongings would be surrend
ered to Governor Campbell.
SAILORS DRIFT 10 DAYS
Three With Comrade's Body Reach
Land Nearly Starved.
WILLBMSTAD, Curacao. Jan. 27.
Three French sailors have reached the
Island of Buen Ayre, off the Ven
ezuelan coast, after having been at
sea for 10 days In a small boat. They
were In a starving condition, and
brought with them the body of one
man who had died.
The sailors reported they were mem
bers of the crew of the French armored
cruiser Jeanne d Arc, stationed at
Martinique, and v ere carried off In their
boat by the current. The men were
transported to Curacao.
GERMANY HONORS KAISER
Order of General Amnesty Issued by
Ruler on Birthday.
BERLIN, Jan. 27. (By wireless to
Tuckerton. N. J.) The birthday of Em
peror William was observed today with
manifestations In keeping' with war
The Empress and Prince Henry or
Prussia and his eldest son. rmce
Waldemar. attended the celebration at
German great headquarters.
The Emperor issued an order or gen
eral amnesty. Celebrations were neia
In all the schools, high schools and uni
LISTER SIGNS BOND BILL
Pierce County Army Camp Proposal
Now Is Validated.
OLYMPIA. 'Wash.. Jan. 27. .Spe
cial.) Governor Lister today signed
House bill 85, which validates a bond
issue voted by Pierce County to pur
chase 7.0.000 acres of land at American
Lake to be turned over to the Federal
Government as a military mobilization
and training camp site.
The Governor also announced that on
Monday he would sign House bill 86
which provides for condemnation of the
BRITISH TAKE TRENCHES
New Operation on Somme Front Re
ported as Successful.
LONDON', Jan. 27. In a successful
operation on the Somme front In the
neighborhood of Le Transloy today,
says the official communication from
British headquarters tonight, a com
mandlng portion of a German position
was captured by British troops.
More than 350 prisoners were taken
In the operation.
Swiss Frontier Remains Closed.
BERNE, Switzerland, Jan. 27. It Is
announced that the German frontier
will continue closed to Swiss exports
until January 30. Fresh vegetables
aione are allowed to pass.
NO AMERICANS LOST -IN
Mexicans Said to Be of
CAVALRY PUTS FOE TO FLIGHT
ighting Near Ruby Resumed
at Break of Day.
ALL DRIVEN ACROSS LINE
Casualties In Ranks of Do Facto
Government Troops Not Re
ported Clash Ends at Noon,
When Mexicans Withdraw,
TUCSON. Ariz.. Jan. 27. The fighting
at Stone House, on the border, between
Mexicans and United States cavalrymen,
stopped before noon today, according to
reports here tonlgtit. with no casualties
reported on the American side and the
Mexican losses unknown.
Mexican Consul Delgado. at Nogales,
telephoned to Sheriff Rye Miles, of Pima
County, here today, that he believed
the Mexicans were Carranza soldiers.
The scene of the fighting is in a re
mote section and is very hard to get
nto communication with.
Opponents Carranza Troops.
Author'tative reports from Arivaca,
Ariz.. tor.Ight are to the effect that the
Mexican!, who fired upon the Americans
at Stone House were members of the
Carranza garrison which had been sta
tioned on the border for some months.
The Mexicans fled at lb:30 o'clock this
orning ami the Americans crossed the
border but found no wounded or dead
The Mexicans who had been engaged
In a desultory battle with American
troops and cowboys on the Sonora
Arizona line fled, and tonight the
Americans were awaiting a renewal of
the attack, with no Indication tnat the
attackers will reappear. So far as
known there were no casualties.
Major Wallace, In command of Troop
F, Utah Cavalry. Is In charge of the
situation at Arivaca and has 75 men
in his force.
Flight Ends Battle.
The battle ended at 11 o'clock this
morning by the flight of the Mexicans,
who were recognized by ranchers, who
said they were from the Carranza gar
rison at Stone House, and were under
command of Captain Serino. It was
after Lieutenant Arns. with a detach
ment on foot, went over the line to
get into the rear of the attackers that
it was learned the Mexicans had re
tired. Upon the arrival Friday evening
about 11 o'clock of Lieutenant Arns, his
force occupied the stone house, but a
small adobe house a foot from the
line seemed to offer a better position
and the Lieutenant and his men ad
vanced and occupied this building un
der fire of the Mexicans. Here his
little force of 18 men spent Friday
night, with sentinels pacing the line
In front of the house. No shots were
exchanged during the night, but the
Mexicans renewed the attack at 7:30
this morning. It continued several
hours without apparent effect, when
the Lieutenant decided to cross the line.
Leaving 10 men to guard the line, he
took other members of his force and
entered Mexico at a point some distance
from the zone of the fighting.
Not An American Scratched.
While no dead or wounded were
found at the position held by the Mex
icans the Americans found bloodstains
which indicated that some of their
shots had found their marks and the
dead or wounded had been carried
away by tne retreating Mexicans. Not
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COMMENT ON SOME
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
lESTERDArs Maximum temperature,
decrees; minimum. 43 degrees. .
TODAY'S 'Tasettled. probably occasional
rain; southwest wind.
No Americana lost In battle on border. Sec-
tlon 1. page 1.
Pershing's army Is ordered to return. Sec
tion 1. page 3.
Legislative delegation visits University of
Oregon. Section 1. page 7.
Appropriation bills pile up. Section 1.
Committee In -leak" inquiry to ask point-
blank Questions. Section 1, page
Extension of British mine fields against
Germany Indicated In warning. bectlon
1. page 4.
Comprehensive defense scheme approved by
Congress of .constructive patriotism.
Vancouver Barracks not to be abandoned.
Section 1. page 5.
bectlon J. page 4.
Bernard H. Baker real ens from Shipping
Board when he- loses power, ejection -.
Oregon Guardsmen get commissions. Sec
tion 1. page b.
Arizona Supreme Court decides that Thomas
E. Campbell Is Governor, sec i. rs x.
Queen of Alaska" finds New Tork Winter
uncomfortably warm. Sec. 1, Page 3.
Perkins1 outburst falls to excite Republicans
at capital. Sec. 1. Page o.
Safford la found guilty of perjury In 'Oliver
Osborne case, bectlon i, page o.
Food forced on woman hunger striker. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Ben Grout, ex-football player of University
of Oregon, killed by Alaskan aaowsuae.
Section 1. page 9.
A E. Eaton bequeaths $33,000 to Willam
ette University. Section 1. page o.
Legislators vlBlt University. bectlon 1,
Governor Lister appoints Republican as Com- I
missloner of Agriculture. eeciiou j..
Seattle Mayor and police chief lndlctea tor i
liquor graft, bectlon 1. page a.
Beavers release three young pltchera Sec- I
tlon page .i. , v.
Multnomah Club ana auio u I
teams tO Play ' I
page 6.' . . , I
Caectlon"2. page 3
Mnety-two' per cent of Aggies take up I
athletics, tection -. i
Coast teams have engaged large crop
new twiners, e-ecnon to. ... I
Pacific Northwest goir tourney ncnnauitu
..... t , , - jr. to So. Section 2. page 5.
University of 'California .look. .for rI
Sections 2. page 4. I
Multnomah Club five defeats Willamette
U." 22 to 7. section p
rnmmMvlil and Marine.
Wheat trading ceases In Northwest with
further drop in prices. -.
Peace rumors lead to heavy selling of
at Chicago, section pas
Stock traders take advantage or peace ........-cw en ii",
to sell short. Bectlon 2. page 15. which marked the center of the Port
Eastern Oregon fine staple wool sells at jan(j oasis.
record price. s"ton s- JJ" OB. ' u Oriental magnificence blossomed
Port of Portland report of operations is . .. . . " , ,
published, bectlon -. pase
Dock Commission .works with farmers for
grain Inspection law. oecu
Portland and Vicinity.
Eighth annual automobile show opens at
Armory, oecuun a,
Royal welcome Is given Bhrinera Section 1.
ncmnrran meet and start lobfest? Section
1. page 16.
Pnniand Chamber of Commerce advises
acalnat nasslnK alien land bill. Section
1. page 14.
Figures are given on Interstate uriage,
which opens (enruary io. otuu a.
S. P. L,oekwood resigns from school no.ro.
Section 1, page 10.
r n.j ... . fn, war nrliOR. I
era Section 1. page 12.
Southern Pacific opens handsome ticket of -
flees on Fourth street, bectlon l. page x
Portland law firm accused by German Con-
section 1 page li
Road expense for 1916 is $631,170. Section!
1. page 11.
L. O. Ralston endeavoring to nave - -uu
tion l. page. 3.
Lang Syne Society dinner attracts 200 old-
timers, bectlon l. page u.
Oregon's mineral output oi lBie is sj.uuu.ouu.
section 1, page 16. .
Pageant at Eugene will depict courage or
pioneers. Section 1. page 17.
East Side business, men review year's ef -
forta. Section 1. page it.
xerwilllger orgaaiEei -u sab lanumfc
t Vu n
Oregon Democratic Central Committee in -
dorses aspirants tor feaerai jous. Dec
1. Page 16.
CIQHIMH TflWM nFSTRDYED
Only Two Buildings Left in Devon-
PLYMOUTH, England, Jan. 27. The
Devonshire fishing village of Hallsands
was struck by a furious gale today and . iner. Many notables were in the num
all the buildings in the town except I ber. Imperial Oriental Guide Garret
two were destroyed. I son was the ranking official. Major
There was no loss of life.
EVENTS IN THE WEEK'S
ROYAL WELCOME IS
GIVEN TO SHRINERS
Nobles of Northwest
Meet in Portland.
CITY LIKE MECCA ON HOLIDAY
Red - Fezzed Crowds Throng
Streets and March.
GORGEOUS PARADES MANY
93 Are Initiated Into Mysteries of
Order? Trip Is Taken Over High
way, Luncheons Are Given
and Big Banquet Held.
Portland opened Its arms wide to
Northwest Shrlnedom yesterday and
wearer, of the fez a royal
welcome. The city's hospitality was
Oriental In It. l.oi.k... n ,,, t.n.
vim mo Historic associations oi
10 the ceremonial session came
Shriners from every point of the com.
pass. Never before have so manv mem-I
. - . ..
vvr ll'O -i-jr aiviu
points for a lodge session. The initia-
tlon of 93 candidates was the big fea-
ture of the day, and parades, a ban-
quet, auto rides over the Columbia
River Hlehwav v.rlorl .nl.rt.ln.ni
i nnu an escort or tne novitiates across
lth hnt .,..... i.. ., .itit
rounded out the day's ceremonies.
t..i . v. ....
i ine entire Pacific Northwest was
I represented. Large numbers came from
I the Fuget Sound cities, from Spokane,
i Vancouver and Victoria. B. C. as well
from a ov Qreaon. Sessions were
. .v.- "... ......
i " j . ...
I yesterday. Their demonstration parade
from tile Masonic Temple to the Elev-
enth-street Theater Included two lodge
Nile, of Seattle, and AI Kader,
of Portland both In the gorgeous cos
tumes usual to Shrlnedom.
The red fez of the order topped
every marcher save the platoon of
police that escorted the lodgemen. AI
Kader's band, 40 strong, preceded the
i two patrols, and the rank and file of
l w.- .u.
I Pnt.nt.t. r.lTM I.mmhron.
rr-v.. . lnlll.il
I -... "'
1 was held in the afternoon session at
i theater. This was the .-tual work
and th(j candidate8 were inducted Into
the mysteries of Shrlnedom by those
long in the order.
I The Imperial Hotel was headquar-
vesterdav for the Shriners.
itors were guests of Al Kader Te
pie at breakfast there on arrival In
i the morning and lor luncneon
A speciai luncheon was given by
James P. Moffett, potentate of Al
- T ,
Kader, to Ellis Lewis Garretson. of
1 Tacoma, imperial oriental guide of the
imnprlal divan and all visitins poten-
1 During the morning visitors were
1 taken for I trip over the Columbia
I piv.r Hlrhwav. The nartv Included a
number of visiting ladies. They were
charmed by the beauty of the scenery
that unfolded before them along the
I Visitors Welcomed at Train.
Shriners began when the trains and
special cars bearing the visitors ar-
rlved at the depots yesterday morn
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NEWS BY CARTOONIST
FOOD AGAIN FORCED
0fl HUNGER STRIKER
SIRS. BYRNE DOES NOT RESIST,
Pint of Milk, Two 'Eggs and Brandy
Administered Through Mouth
Tube; Improvement Noted.
NEW YORK. Jan. 27. Mrs. Ethel
Byrne, who began a "hunger strike-
when she was sentenced to 30 days in
the Penitentiary on Blackwell's Island
last Monday for birtn control propa
ganda, was subjected to forcible feed
ing late today for the second time since
she began her prison term.
A bulletin is.urii tjv the ohvslcian in
charge declared Mrs. Byrne "offered no
resistance" and indicated she was will
ing to receive food, "but made no effort
to take it of her own accord."
The food, administered through a
mouth tube, consisted of a pint of milk,
two eggs and some brandy. One six
teenth of a grain of strychnine also
was given to the patient.
Concerning Mrs. Byrnes condition.
the bulletin said her blood pressure.
respiration and pulse were normal
temperature slightly sub-normal and
that she was "generally improved, fehe
had taken no exercise today and her
face and hands were washed for her.
The decision to feed Mrs. Byrne for
cibly was reached last night after the
physicians had come to" regard her con
dition as dangerous. At that time sne
was given eggs and milk through a
ASTORIA IS STORM-SWEPT
"Wind Readies Velocity of 4 7 Miles
and 2.1 Inches of Rain Falls.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.)
The rain storm which struck this sec
tion last night was one of the heaviest
in months and the precipitation from
6:30 last r.lght up to this morning
was 2.1 Inches. A moderate southerly
gale continued nearly all night, the
wind at North Head attaining a veloc
ity of 47 miles an hour.
This morning the wind had shifted
to the northwest, the barometer was
rising and the Indications pointed to
OREGON WHEAT GETS PRIZE
G. W. McFarland Grows Grain
Which Wins Grange Medat at Fair.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. Jan. 27.
(Special.) The local grange this week
received from the board of the Panama
Paciflo International Exposition a cer
tificate declaring uotiago uruvo ji
winner of a silver medal for a sneai
of white Winter wheat and a sheaf
of oats. This award was made over
wheat and oats submitted from all
parts of the United Stages.
The wheat was grown by G. W.
CROWN PRINCE IS GENERAL
Frederick William Put in Charge of
Infantry of Germany.
LONDON, Jan., 27. The German
Crown Prince has been promoted to be
a General of Infantry, says a Berlin
dispatch today forwarded by Reuter's
Crown Prince Frederick William has
been a Lieutenant-General in command
of an army group which Includes the
Verdun sector on the French ffont.
WOMEN PLAN MONUMENT
Kansas W. C. T. TJ. to Erect Faun
tain to Memory of Carrie Xatlon.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Jan. 27. Permission
to construct a fountain and statue In
memory of Carrie Nation, the anti-
liquor propagandist, was asked of the
Legislature today by the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.
The fountain is to be erected on the
Statehouse grounds here, according to
the present plans, and after its In
stallation the state Is to maintain it-
MOTOR SHOW OPENS
111 BLAZE OF GLORY
Exhibit Is Finest Ever
Seen in Northwest.
GORGEOUS COLORS ABOUND
New Features Are Displayed in
Most Attractive Manner. ;
150 VEHICLES ARE SHOWN
Armory Will Bo Open to Visitors
Afternoon and Evening Until
Xext Saturday Night, With
Special Matinee Today.
BT CHESTER A. MOORES.
Every type and brand of automobile
represented In the Portland territory,
painted In a variety of colors embrac-
lng all the shades and blends known
to the artist's brush., these and your
every other neighbor were to be seen'
last night In the Armory building.
Tenth and Couch streets, where Port
land's eighth annual Automobile Show
opened for a run that will conclude
next Saturday night with a special aft
ernoon session today between the hours
of 1 and 5 o'clock.
There is a bright color for each
square foot of floor space In the great
Armory pavilion. The conventional
blues and blacks of former years have
been superse'ded by cars . painted In
lavenders, purples, robins-egg blues,
creams, ivory whites, old ivory, yellow
pigskin, taupe, wine color, grays called
artillery, battleship. Dayton, Brunn and
mouse-colored, "Autumn browns." Span-
sh browns, beaver browns, gunmetal.
deep maroons and deeper blues. Brew
ster and regent's greens.
Brilliant Hon Seem.
Perhaps the wheels are yellow, or
they may be burned orange in. shade,
and the trimmings and stripings may
be anything from gold to an egg-shell
finish. One of the Reoa is upholstered
in flowered tapestry and the sales
force all tagged In full-dress suits.
The craze for natty, snappy paint
ing Jobs, for years popular in the East,
has at last spread its infectious fangs
westward, and the happy exclamations
heard last night from mother and daugh
ter, wife and sweetheart, father and
son. hubby and beau, prove conclu
sively that Oregonlans like color. No,
sir, the fancy Turkish costumes of the
gay Shriners weren't in it last night
with the brilliantly shaded automobiles
placed in dress formation in a pavilion
decorated and lighted to suit a Sul
tan's most fantastic wish.
Closed Bodies Varied.
Aside from colors, the crowd and the
unprecedented magnitude of the exhibit.
the features at this year s - show are
the enclosed Winter cars, the graceful
Victorian tops and the solon decora
tions. Nearly every booth offers a
fresh type of closed body architecture
and the late tops are not at all infre
The 1917 exhibition Is fully 50 per
cent larger than the show of 1916.
which boasted of only 91 pleasure cars
and trucks. This year Joseph M. Rieg
announces that approximately 150 vehi
cles are on display. Last year only
the main drill room of the Armory waa
used for the largest automobile display
held In the Northwest up to that time,
while now only those pleasure cars
selling for more than $1000 are shown
in the main room. Cars selling for
less than (1000 have been delegated to
the ballroom on the second floor. A
special annex. 48 by 150 feet in area,
has been erected at the west end of
the building and yet six pleasure cars
are left over for the artillery room.
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