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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XXXVI. XO. 8.
T0N6 GUNMEN SLAY
CHINESE' IN TAXI
Cannery Foreman Falls
Under 3 Revolvers.
TRIO BELIEVED IN-CUSTODY
.Bing Kung-Bow. Leongs Now
Dragged Into War.
WHITE MEN WITNESSES
Thirteen Prisoners Are Held Incom
municado Scene of Shooting 91
i k North Fourth Street Fur-
ther Killing Demanded.
' Three Chines gunmen, of the Hop
Bing or Suey Sing tongs, poured a
stream of bullets into the body of
Ham Quong Fong, 50, of the Blng
Kung-Bow Leong tong, at 3:15 yester
day afternoon, as he was seated In a
taxlcab before the Kwong Shew Lung
store, at 51 North Fourth street. The
victim was taken by the Ambulance
Fervice Company to Good Samaritan
Hospital, where he died two hours after
Thirteen Chinese were arrested by
the police, several on investigation
charges, and the remainder as material
witnesses. Lee Tim, a reputed officer
of the Hop Sing tong, and Jeu Joe, in
whose possession a. revolver was found
are considered probably to be members
of the attacking trio, while suspicion
Is also directed toward "Wong Chung
Victim Cannery Foreman.
Ham Quong Fong, & cannery fore
man, had visited the store at 91 North
Fourth street, to draw funds for a visit
to Seattle, where he expected to par
tlclpate in the formal opening of the
new Bing Kung-Bow Leong headquar
ters. He came in a taxlcab of the
Royce Taxlcab Company, driven by
Kdwards' story of the shooting Is as
follows: His fare emerged from the
store and entered the taxicab. At that
moment two Chinese, coming from a
northerly direction, halted beside the
taxicab. Kdwards reached backward
to close the door, when the two gun
men thrust revolvers under his arm and
opened fire on the terrorized passen
ger. Edwards sprang to the running
board as the two gunmen turned and
ran. A third Chinese, apparently lurk
ing in a doorway, rushed forward and
fired five shots through the taxicab
No Outcry Made.
"He made no outcry," said Edwards,
referring to the victim, "but slipped
forward from the seat to the floor of
the car." The chauffeur was able to
give a fair description of the third
erunman. but could not describe the
Another witness of the shooting was
B. D. Lewis, a special Deputy Sheriff
employed as guard at the deserted
headquarters of the Hip Sing Tong
since the outbreak of hostilities. He
ran up Just as the third gunman fled,
and later was positive that Lee Tim,
arrested in Hop Sing headquarters, was
At the sound of the firing Detectives
Tlchenor and John Moloney and Pa
trolman Johnson, less than a block dis
tant, hastened to the scene. The
weapon of the third gunman, a .38
callber revolver, lay on the steps of
the taxlcab. Five chambers were
' emptied. More than an hour later,
burled in the snow. Patrolman Hlrsch
found another of the revolvers used, of
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CANARY PRICES UP
IDAHO TUBER BRINGS RECORD
FIGURE IX CHICAGO.
Cost of Gold Fish Drops, but Class
Globes for Finny Pets Rise,
as Do Red-Nosed Apes.
CHICAGO. Feb. 24. Idaho white po
tatoes In sacks sold at 3.05 on track ,
in Chicago today, the highest price In
local history. Wisconsin whites jumped
Pet elephants also went. up. So did
tigers, red-nosed apes, the horned tapir,
monkeys and canary birds. Canary
birds, which In other times sold at
$2.75, were quoted at ?12.
The many investigators, official and
unofficial, engaged on the problem
stumbled on the live pet markets to
day and found dealers complaining that
their business had been hit worse than
The Investigators, however, came
upon recent variety, nameiy, buhic
thing the price of which had gene
down goldfish. They had decreased In
price largely because people don't care
to pay the advanced prices for their
food. The glass globes, however, in
which they are kept have advanced,
which also was a bearish influence in
the wheat market.
OLD SWEETHEARTS WED
Courtship Begun 4 6 lears Ago
Leads to Marriage Here.
thonc-ht we mleht as well end
life's Journey together." anii tne
years that lay behind him did not dim
the pleasure In the eyes of Richard A.
Dozier as he took in his hand the wrln
kled palm of his bride, aged 60, as
County Judge Tazwell yesterday pro
nounced the words which made tnem
man and wife.
Mr. Dozier met his bride of today 46
years ago in Kentucky. The courtship
of Richard Dozier was not as successful
as that of another swain, and the girl
became Mrs. Roslna M. Wallace.
Mr. Dozier also married, but death
few years ago claimed Mr. Wallace and
also Mrs. Dozier No. 1. The couple had
kept up a correspondence during all
MOONEY SENTENCED TO DIE
May 17 Is Day Set lor Execution;
Appeal Is to Be Taken.
SAN . FRANCISCO, Feb. 24. Thomas
J. Mooney, a labor agitator, was sen
tenced today to death by hanging by
Judge Franklin A. Griffin In the Supe
rior Court for a bomb explosion that
cost 10 lives during a preparedness
day parade here last July. Mooney
was convicted of murder in the first
degree two weeks ago.
Judge Griffin set May 17 for the exe
cution. An appeal will be taken from
Judge Griffin's refusal to grant a new
trial, Mooney's counsel said.
BRITISH OCCUPY VILLAGE
Gain on Milc-and-Half Front Also
Made South of Ancre.
LONDON, Feb. 24. The village o
Petit Miraumont, south of the Ancre, in
France, has been entered by British
troops as a result of an advance south
east of Miraumont, says the official
statement from the War Office tonight.
The British line south and south
east of Serre, north of the Ancre, has
been pushed forward on a front of more
than a mile and a half
ARMY OF 5,000,000 ASKED
British Estimate Also Provides lor
450,000 Men in Navy.
LONDON. Feb. 24. The army cstl
mate Issued today provides for an arm
of 5,000,000 men, exclusive of India.
An additional navy estimate calls for
50,000 officers and men, bringing th
total of the navy personnel to 450.000
FOR GERARD'S TRIP
Naval Escort Across
EARNINGS GIVEN AT BERLIN
Ambassador Asks That Safety
of Voyage Be Assured.
ALLIES MAY GIVE CONVOY
Madrid Reports Unusual Activity of
U-Boats, Even 'Within Spanish
Territorial Waters, In Course
of Last Few Days.
BT CARL W. ACKERMAK.
MADRID. Feb. 24. Former Ambas
sador flArarH mar, - -.Kl. A
q ,,. T , . 'Municipal golf links are classy. Section 2,
Secretary Lansing again yesterday to! pag0 4.
Inquire whether Germany had yet giv
en assurances that the passports Issued
to him In Berlin would be recognized
at sea. The Question is whether the
passports given by the German gov
ernment to the departing ambassador
and his party were good only to the
German frontier or for the voyage
through the TJ-boat war zone.
Mr. Gerard insists that the American
government must either establish the
unlimited validity or the German pass
ports, thereby Insuring himself and his
party on board the Infanta Isabel
from submarine search on the ocean.
or provide a naval escort.
Warning Given at Berlin.
Before Mr. Gerard 'left Berlin two
intimate friends warned him not to
11 from Spain, and advised him to
remain for a few months, either in
France or Spain. Mr. Gerard is in
clined to disregard their warning. lie
is anxious to report personally to
President Wilson as soon as possible.
but he does not feel that he and the
Americans with him should be subject
to unnecessary U-boat hazards In cross-
ins the Atlantic If they can be avoided
by taking precautions In time.
Embassy officials here are .certain
mat 11 v asmngion cannot provide a
naval escort to reach the Spanish coast
before the Infanta Isabel sails, the al
lied governments will be willing to
convoy the vessel to a meeting with
an American escort In mid-Atlantic.
Submarine Zone Not Limited.
They emphasize the fact that sub
marine dangers are not limited to
Europe, and 'hat, la case of hostilities
between Germany and the United
States. German U-boats may be en
countered even In American waters.
The women and children of the party,
who will sail on the Infanta Isabel,
are extremely nervous, and for that
reason discussion of the submarine
menace Is limited, as far as possible.
to the responsible members of Mr.
Conference Held With Alfonso.
Alarming views about German boats
are appearing in the Spanish papers.
It is said that Englishmen have been
removed from Spanish ships, even
within Spain's own territorial waters,
during the last few days.
Mr. Gerard had a private audience
yesterday with King Alfonso. It Is un
derstood they discussed International
questions, especially the submarine
situation. Today Ambassador Willard
entertained the Spanish Premier, Mr.
C?rard and other diplomats here.
Mr. Gerard will leave Madrid on Sat
urday and will arrive in Corunna on
HIGH SPOTS IN THE PAST WEEK'S NEWS AS CARTOONIST REYNOLDS GLIMPSED
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTEBDArs Maximum temperature. S3
degrees; minimum, 31 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; warmer; winds
Senate resolution Introduced authorising
force to combat submarine warfare.
Section 1, page 1.
Mr. Gerard wants assurances of safety
from U-boats or naval escort. Section
1, page 1.
Twelve vessels with tonnsge of 40,074 tons
victims of eubmarlnea Section 1, page 2.
British press almost unit In approving ban
on Imports. r-ectlon 1. page -General
Von Ludendorff virtually is dicta-
tor of Germany. Section 1. page 2.
American Importers In London are hit hard
by new restrictions. Section 1. page 6.
German raider Is reported in Indian Ocean.
Bection 1. page 1.
Italian transport, carrying 1000 men, sunk.
Section 1, page 11.
Extra session of Congress unlikely unless
war is declared. Section 1, page 4.
Stubborn filibuster on revenue bill broken.
Section 1, page 5.
Prices of elephants, potatoes, canaries, etc.,
soar. Section 1. page 1.
iIa.ior-Gwieral Funston buried. Section 1,
New York girl disappears mysteriously.
Section 1, page 3.
CaJtfomia wine men to offer anti-saloon bill.
Section 1. psge 8.
Police forced, to charge food rioters In New
York. Section 1. page 1.
Fitslmmons makes debut as preacher next
Sunday in San Francisco church. Sec
tion 2. page 1. n
Portland Guu Club plans shoot. Section 2,
Denny Wllle gives views on baseball frats.
Section 2. page 2.
Oregon shots good as statistics show. Sec
tion 2. page 3.
Seattle recognises Portland got bsd deal
in Oatman deal. Section a. page o.
Beavers win from negro soldiers' nine 6 to G.
Section 2. page .
Pnt T.AiriiM onens April 3. faection
Amateur Ice contests to be held here four
days, starting March 7. section -. p o.
Children to give tank exhibition at Shat-
tu.-lt School Friday night, bcciiou
College of Tdaho at Oaldwell launches cam
paign for SHW.uuu enaowmeiii. ohum
1. Dan 11.
New rail auto proves satisfactory on test
run on Hood Hlver line. oecnon
page 1 1.
New school laws declared Important sec
tion 1. page JO.
Idaho passes road bond measure.
1. Dare 10.
Marion-Polk bridge bill Is lost on way to
Governor. Section 1. page o.
Boise Federal grand Jury charges trust con
trol of butter. Section J., page o.
Katherlne M. Doan, Supervisor or eiace in
dustrial School lor liins, teuisuo.
tlon 1. page 3. '
Cuts In Olympia budget are kept secret.
Section 1, page o.
New motor laws are approved. Section i.
Rotary Clubs In session at Vancouver, B. C.
Section 1, page 11.
Commercial and Marine.
New shipyard to start work this week.
Section 2. DBS 16.
American firms in pool to Insure auxiliary'
schooners, bection -. page J o
Coast Upbuilding Company incorporated
for S4OU.000. Section 2. page ltt.
Two of crew of old Santa Rosa confess
to knowing of long misntns morsels
from ship's bakery. Section 2, page 16.
Portland end Vicinity.
Winter plays farewell Joke on Portlandcrs.
Section 1, page 18.
Chinese falls under three revolvers. Section
1. page 1.
Charles Bolds, oldest pioneer, to have birth
day party. Section 2, page 1.
Electrical workers tell why streetcar com
pany Is on "unfair" list. Section 2,
Michigan Aggies have alumni banquet. Sec
tion 2, page 7.
Game law won't stretch to fit sale of plu
mage on bird 20 years dead. Section 1.
Two hurt when car and auto smash. Sec
tion 1. page 18.
Southern Pacific official asks for longer
freight tralna. Section 1, page 17.
Firemen's views regarding two-platoon sys
tem given. Section 1, page 17.
All Oregon is asked to give for starving
Belgian children. Section 1. page 10.
Will H. Warren avowed candidate for may
orallty. Section 1, page 16.
Question of real highway system Is before
voters. section page o.
Cooking- course arranged for household em
ployes, bection s, page xi.
Mora women asked to mike bandages. Sec
tion 1. page 15.
Miss Ida Tarbeli says seasonal labor Is Ore-
con's daneer. Seution 1, page 14
Xote by Dlax found showing killing of Mrs.
Bolnt was contemplated. section x,
Ida M. Tarbeli finds Portland Interesting
and charmn her hosts, fcectlon x. page x.
Canned goods Join procession of advanc
lng prices. Section 1. page 12.
New chapel at St. Helen's Halt dedicated.
Section 1, puge ?.
Turnvereln classes entertain" with examples
of gymnasium work, bection I, page .
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2, page 111.
"War Brides" opens at Broadway Theater.
Section 1. paae 7.
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Mob Attacks Auto on
New York Streets.
POLICE FORCED JO CHARGE
Food Rioters Try to Break In
Hotel to See Governor.
MOTHERS CRY FOR BREAD
Mr. Wliitman Finally Is Found
and He Promises to Do AVhat
Can Be Done, but Holds Out
Little Hope for Relief.
NEW TORK. Feb. 4. A crowd of
approximately 1000 persons, mostly
women, who had attended a. mass
meeting in Madison Square to protest
against the. high cost of food, stormed
the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel today, shout
Ing they were starving and demanding
to see Governor Whitman
W'hen informed the Governor was not
there, but at another hotel, they re
fused to believe the statement and
started a demonstration which necessi
tated the calling out of police reserves.
"several persons were Injured In the dis
order that followed. Four arrests were
Excited Throng Ass all a Auto.
A speaker at the Madison Square
meeting had asked how many persons
would be willing to go to the hotel.
Several In the crowd who took this as
signal to march started away and soon
an excuea tnrong was movinar un
At Thirty-second street the march
ers turned Into Fifth avenue, and one
man pointing tut an automobile shouted
that no one had a right to- ride in auto
mobiles when others were starving. The
machine was stopped and instantly
several persons boarded the running
board and tried to drag the owner from
Policemen drove away his assailants.
. Policemen Swept Aside.
Three policemen who tried to turn
the marchers away from the Waldorf-
Astoria were swept aside. Although
reinforced soon afterward by a number
of porters and other employes of the
hotel, they were unable to quiet the
crowd. Traffic was blocked in all di
rections. One woman cried:
"We want to see the Governor! We
want bread! Our babies are starving
The reserves arrived while she was
speaking and formed a line In front o
the hotel entrance. They vainly argued
with the crowd and finally were forced
to charge. One woman later was found
unconscious in the street.
Governor Seen Committee.
While the police were dispersing the
crowd In front of the Waldorf-Astoria.
a committee which had been appointed
at the Madison Square meeting called
on Governor Whitman at the Hotel St.
Regis. Several hundred of those who
participated in the demonstrations at
the Waldorf-Astoria assembled In front
of the St. Regis, about a mile further
up Fifth avenue.
The Governor received the committee
In one of the parlors of the hotel and
told them that he would support Mayor
Mitchel and the other city authorities
in every way possible In relieving the
"You can count on the Governor and
the state Legislature to help to their
fullest capacity," he said.
Qilrk Action Promised.
"If the corporation counsel should
draft a hill which would meet yojr
approval and which would be acceptable
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IN INDIAN OCEAN
GERMAN VESSEL: SAID TO HAVE
SUNK TWO BRITISH.
Former Rnmors of Activity of. Con
verted Cruisers Recalled; Ja
pan Sends Warships.
TOKTO. Japan. Feb. 24. The Nlchl
Nichi announces that an armed mer
chantman is raiding commerce in the
Indian Ocean and has sunk two Dutch
steamers southwest of Colombo.
A mall dispatch to the Associated
rress from Toklo under date of Janu
ary 10 said that persistent rumors were
afloat in Japan that two German con
verted cruisers had appeared in the
Indian Ocean. The dispatch stated that
the Japanese Navy Department had de
tailed several warships for patrol duty
In the neighborhood of Singapore,
Penang and other points on the Indian
Since the destruction of the cruiser
Emden in the Cocos Islands by the
Austrn'lan cruiser Sydney in Novem
ber. 1914. the waters of the Far East
have been undisturbed by German com
OKLAHOMA IS BONE DRY
Bill Becomes Law Automatically With
out Governor's Signature.
OKLAHOMA CITT. Okla.. Feb. 24.
The Ferguson "bone-dry" bill, passed
February 13. and the amended anti
clgarette bill, passed the same - day,
today became laws without the formal
ity of being signed by Governor W III
lams. The bills had been in the Gov
ernor's hands over the constitutional
period in which he must act on them
or allow them automatically to become
The "bone-dry" measure prohibits
shipment of liquor by common carrier
Into the state, and makes mere poses
sion of it a misdemeanor. The antl
cigarette law as amended would license
dealers, who would forfeit their bust
ness privilege by selling cigarettes to
GUARD OFFICER IS DEAD
Entire Company Volunteers to Give
'Blood; Transfusion Falls.
EL rASO. Tex.. Feb. 24. After his
entire company had volunteered for
hinrwt transfusion oDeratlon In a des
perate effort to save his life. Captain
David L. Kimball, of E Company, Tnir
ty-Thlrd Michigan Infantry, died early
today at the base hospital. Private
John Hill was selected for the blood
transfusion operation, but because of
the weakness of the company com
mander from srastric hemorrhage, he
failed to rally. His home waa in Pon
tiac, Mich., where he was engaged in
the automobile business.
PRESS TO AVOID "LEAKS'
Correspondents WItli Brokcrag
Connections Are Barred.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. The mem
bers of the Congressional press gal
leriea today adopted a rule barring
from the galleries persons having con
n'ection with brokerage houses and
other business Interests which mlgh
profit by advance Information on Gov
This action was an outgrowth of th
CASEMENT ESTATE SMALL
Cousin Is Beneficiary of Will DIS'
posing of 135.
LONDON. Feb. 24. The wilt of
Roger Casement, the former British
knight and consul, who was hanged
in Pentonville prison August 3 last,
after his conviction of conspiracies to
cause the Dublin revolt last Easter,
was probated today.
It disposed of his estate of 135,
which he left to his cousin. Mrs. Parry.
Measure Would Allow
DEFENSE OF SHIPS PROVIDED
resident Empowered to Raisa
Army of 500,000.
DEMOCRATS GET SURPRISE
Senator Fall. Republican, Introduces
Bill Giving Executive Authority
to Strike to Prevent
Raids on Shipping.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24. A resolution
authorizing the President to use tht
armed forces of the Cnlted States tr
protect the commerce, property an
lives of the citizens of the United,
States waa Introduced In the Senate to
day by Senator Fall. Republican.
Senator Fall's resolution was offered;
by nnanlmous consent after a bltte
two-hour debate on the International
situation In which Republicans dis
claimed any desire to withhold sup
port from the President in handling
. Resolution la Surprise.
The authority to be extended by tha
resolution is along the general line of
that which, as has been understood.
President Wilson would request from
Congress some time next week. Sen
ator Fall's action took Administration
Senators completely by surprise.
Senator Fall asked that the bill go
to the foreign relations committee, and
Chairman Stone consented after he had
objected to the way in which the mea-.
ure had been introduced. '
Wide Authority Given.
"I greatly regret that such a bill as
this has been Introduced at this time."
said Senator Stone. "Nevertheless, t
see no way of disposing of It except by
letting it go to the committee."
The bill would give the President
wide authority to protect lives and
property of Americana or to authorize
American merchant ships to protect'
themselves against searches- and seiz
ures or capture.
Senator Fall's resolution points to
the depredations on the commerce of
the United States by submarines of ths
central powers, and authorizes the
President "to Instruct and direct the
commanders of the armed vessels be
longing to the United Stated" to pro
tect American ships and property and
"to take, seize, or bring into port, or
destroy." if unable to seize, any armed
vessel of either of the .central powers
and particularly of the Imperial Ger
man government which have committed
or are threatening to commit depreda
tions against ships conveying Ameri
cans or American property.
Attacks on l'-Bosti Made Legal.
It would make it legal also tor the.
commander and crew of any merchant
American vessel to "oppose and defend
against any search, restraint, seizure,
or attack, which shall be attempted on
such vessel" by any armed ship of the
central powers and to "repel by force
any assault or hostility" so committed
and to "subdue and capture or destroy
On the Army side the President
would be authorized "in the event of a
declaration of war against the United
States" or of Invasion or of imminenf
danger of invasion "discovered in his
opinion to exist" before the next ses
sion of Congreess, to call Into service
In addition to the regular Army and
the National Guard, 500.000 men to
(Concluded on Page 4, Column 2.)