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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, A.TJGTJST 11, 1918.
BROWN 15 RETAKEN
BT CLEVER 111
Self-Confessed Forger Caugh
at Beaverton Through
PICTURE IS RECOGNIZED
Irlsoner Tells Federal Attorney He
Has Followed Criminal Career
Twenty-four Tears; Passed
Checks in Many Cities.
Lyle D. Brown. self-confessed forger
and white-slaver, who. l:en momenta
rily unattended by an officers walked
! out of the Federal building- Friday aft
ernon, was captured at Beaverton yes-
terday through the vigilance and de-
! tective instinct of -Miss Rose Merlo,
proprietress of the Commercial Hotel
.! of that town. Brown waa returned
' to this city during the day and lodged
' In the County Jail, where he will be
;; keld pending the convening of the Fed.
enal grand Jury. He has admitted his
guilt and has agreed to plead guilty.
Brown was arrested In this city late
Thursday. In company with a young
; woman. Alice May Hastings, following
his unsuccessful effort to pass a worth
less check for $200 on Meier &. Frank.
The white clave charge was placed
against him when the girl bad told her
tory to Assistant United States Attor
tiey Goldstein. Brown waa taken to
the Federal building Friday afternoon
for an interview with Mr. Goldstein and
It waa then he made his escape.
Womaa luonsi Police Chief.
After leaving the Federal building.
Brown said yesterday, ha Induced a
motorist to take him aa far aa Beaver
ton. where he registered for the night
at the Commercial Hotel. His appre
hension waa brought about yesterday
morning by Mlas Merlo. who recognised
Brown In the dining-room from the
description of the fugitive published In
The Oree-onian. She Immediately sum
moned Pete Van De Hey. Beaverton
chief of police. In the meantime. Brown,
suspecting he had been identified, re
tired to his room on the third floor.
When the officer knocked at Brown's
door a. few minutes later, the fugitive
- leaped through the window to the
ground. 20 feet below. In the fall, he
sprained his ankle and was taken into
custody In an adjoining vacant room
Into which he had crawled to hide.
According to the story Brown told
Mr. Goldstein yesterday, he haa fol
lowed a criminal career continuously
for the last four years, although be is
only 24 years old. Brown says he waa
committed to the Indiana Reformatory
under a sentence of from two to 14
years for forgery, June 1. 1014. In
July, 1917. he says, he broke his parole
and left the state only to resume his
Issuance of forged checks.
Promts of Marriage Denied.
In July of the same year. Brown ad
mits, he met the Hastings girl, who
. waa working in a confectionery store at
Louisville. Ky. Forging his father's
name to a check for $40. Brown says
he induced the girl to accompany him
to St. Louis under promise of marriage,
but he denied yesterday that he ever
' married her or caused a "fake" cere
mony to be performed as charged by
Brown further admitted that after
leaving St. Louis he visited Trinidad,
Colo.; Los Angeles. Sacramento, Salt
Lake, Spokane and Seattle, and in each
of these cities, with the exception of
Spokane, where he remained only three
days and did not have a good oppor
tunity, he uttered and cashed forged
checks ranging in amounts from $23
to $123. He even admitted having
raised to $125 a check for $100 which,
he said, was given him by an aunt
living at Los Angeles, while in that
city. He frankly told the officers yes
terday that throughout this itinerary
he was accompanied by Miss Hastings.
The couple arrived In Portland from
Seattle last Sunday night, but Brown
insists that the check he sought to
pass on Meier & Frank was his first
attempt to defraud Portland people.
"Millionaire's Appetite" Admitted.
"The trouble with me Is that I have
a millionaire's appetite with only a
nickel in my pocket." Said Brown yes
terday, and when asked how he came
to enter upon a check-forging career,
ventured the following explanation:
"When I first met Miss Hastings eh
was keeping company with the son ol
a wealthy Jeweler. In order to males
an impression I misrepresented to her
the circumstances of my father, telling
her that he was wealthy. The Jeweler's
son was lavishly spending money on
her, and it was only by forging checks
that I could procure the necessary
funds to keep up with the pace set by
Brown evinces no regret for what
he has done, although he did manifest
yesterday some concern as to the sen
tence he will receive.
Prospective Sentence Interests. J
"Some fellow at the City Jail told
me today that I would get from 20 to
50 years. Do you know what the sen
tence is?" he Inquired anxiously.
Among other things told Mr. Gold
stein, which are seriously doubted, waa
that he was a nephew of ex-Governor
Stubbs. of Kansas. He also represented
that his parents live at Louisville. Ky,
his mother being state president of the
W. C T. U.
Late yesterday afternoon Brown was
removed by Chief Deputy United States
Marshal Mann from the City Jail to the
County Jail, where he will be detained
until his case is disposed of by the
United States grand Jury.
FROM DESCRIPTION PUBLISHED IN THE OREGONIAN, BEAVERTON
YOUNG WOMAN RECOGNIZES AND ASSISTS IN THE CAPTURE
OF FUGITIVE FORGER AND WHITE SLAVER.
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DISPLAY FLAGS FOR
G. A. R, IS APPEAL
Merchants and Citizens Asked
to Stimulate Spirit of
STREETS TO BE DECORATED
I Pennsylvania CInb Makes Elaborate
Pans to Entertain Veterans
From Keystone State Head
quarters to Be Opened.
LYtE D. BROWN (AT LEFT) AND MISS ROSE MERLO,
W.R.C. PLANS READY
Part of Entertainment of Na
tional Convention Arranged.
DEPOT COMMITTEE NAMED
Mrs. Cora McBrlde, of Flower Or
ganixatlon, to Make Her Head
quarters In Liberty Temple.
White Temple Meeting Place.
Members of the Women's Relief
Corps. Grand Army of the Republic,
are busily completing their plans of en
tertalnment as part of the programme
for sessions of the annual National con
vention In this city, August 19-23. with
headquarters in the White Temple,
Twelfth and Taylor streets.
Saturday, August 17, Mrs. - Rosina
Evans and her committee of women
will be on duty at the Union Depot,
welcoming all delegates arriving oh
trains. Sunday, August 18, Mrs. Bertie
Smith and her committee will be at the
depot, and next day that work will be
tf v . 'U
Drew Gllman. president, also will hold
a reception that night from 8:45 to 10
o'clock, in the assembly-room of the
Two luncheons for delegates will be
given in the White Temple dining-room
by the department of Oregon at 1 P. M.
August 21 and 22, and this department
also will give a breakfast at 7:30 A. M.
August 20 at the Hazelwood in honor
of Its president, Mrs. D. B. Gllman.
The chairmen of the different com
mltees of Oregon W. R. C. are: Mrs.
Oilman, chairman ex-offlcto; Mrs. Cora
McBrlde, flowers; Mrs. Jennie Burnett,
entertainment; Mrs. Margaret Becker,
publicity; Mrs. Minnie T. Horsman, ex
ecutlve, and Mrs. Mildred Newell, fi
28 CANDIDATES FILE
ALL CLARKE ASPIRANTS ARE RE
PUBLICANS BUT ONE.
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Only One-half of Number Wao Sought
Office Two Tears Ago Are In
Race. Effect of War Seen.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Aug. 10. (Spe
cial.) Twenty-eight candidates, all
but one of them Republicans, had filed
declarations of candidacy with the Au
ditor of Clarke County when the time
for ruing closed this afternoon. It is
about one-half the number who filed
two years ago, when politics were a
more absorbing topic than at present.
Comparatively little interest has re
sulted so far except for one or two of
fices. The salaries attached to county
offices have not been raised and do not
now offer the incentive they did before
The principal contests will be for th
office of Sheriff, School Superintend
ent. Prosecuting Attorney and Com
missioner from the Second District.
Ray Matlock, who filed for the office
of County Treasurer, withdrew in favor
of T. L. Henrlchsen and leaves the lat
ter without contest In the primaries.
The primary election will be held
September 10 and the election In No
Merchants and citizens are asked to
stimulate the spirit of welcome to the
visiting G. A. R. delegates by decorat
ing their homes and places of business
in some patriotic manner. E. D. Timms
chairman of. the decoration committee,
makes a special appeal for co-operation
along this line. Every flag in the
city should be in use during the en
campment, he says.
The committee haa obtained 400
American flags and 200 flags of allied
nations for use on this oocaslon. but
these will be employed on the streets.
Citizens are urged to do their own dec
orating in store windows and at home.
thus assisting in giving the visitors a
New Flags Are Scarce.
As it is now almost impossible to
purchase flags, every old flag avail
able should be taken out and prepared
for use. The committee also will wel
come suggestions of any kind, and will
be especially glad to obtain Civil War
souvenirs or photos of Civil War commanders.
The Pennsylvania Club, composed of
former Pennsylvanians living in Port
land, has arranged for the special en
tertalnment of visitors from the Key
stone state during the encampment.
Through the kindness of Alex Rae,
manager of the King estate, this club
has been tendered the use of the offices
formerly occupied by the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railway at Fifth
and Stark streets, which will be fitted
uo as headquarters for the registration
of all Pennsylvanians. A oommittee of
women will be in charge dally.
Big Luncheon la Planned.
Plans of the Pennsylvania Club In no
way will interfere with the programme
of the general committee, which has
assented to a noonday luncheon that
will be given by this organization at
one of the principal hotels Thursday,
August 22, for the entertainment of
On the occasion of tne luncneon me
programme will include an address by
Wallace McCamant, ex-Justioe of the
Supreme Court, on "Pennsylvania Sol
diers In the Civil War." Messages also
will be read from Governor Brumbaugh
and Mayor Smith, of Philadelphia,
The members of the committee rep
resenting the Pennsylvania Club are:
J. A. Currey. chairman; C. B. Clarke,
H. C. Kraner, C. E. Haak, C. A. Wolf
gang. Rev. W. W. Toungson and Lieu
tenant J. O. Freck.
! CONSTABLE GETS IN BAD
DEPUTY, ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS, IS
"STUCK UP BY POLICE.
Perpetual Motion Machine and Fright
ened Woman Help to Enliven
Things at Holiman Home.
Mr. Cora McBrlde, Chairman of
Flower Committee, Will Be on
Duty In Liberty Temple.
PRELATE SPEAKS IN EAST
Bishop Walter T. Sumner Describes
Work of Spruce Camp.
Bishop Walter T. Sumner, while in
Chicago recently, told of the work
which is being done in the spruce pro
duction camps of Oregon. He said that
dozens of Chicago boys are in these
camps, some of whom he had known
when he was dean' of the Cathedral of
fealnts Peter and Paul.
Bishop Snmner recently made a se
ries of talks to the soldiers in the
spruce camps of the Yaquina Bay re
gion. After leaving Chicago he went
in charge of Mrs. Alice Conway and her
Delegates will be asked to register
at Liberty Temple.
Mrs. Cora McBrlde, chairman of the
flower committee, will make her head
quarters In Liberty Temple and .will at
tend there each morning until 10:30
The convention will be opened In the
White Temple Tuesday afternoon.
August 20, and that night from 7:30
to 8:45 o'olock a reception will be held
in the ballroom of the Multnomah Hotel
in honor of the National president of
the W. R. C, Mrs. Knauff, of Indiana,
and Orlando Summers, commander-ln
chief of the Grand Army. The depart
ment of Oregon, . R. C. Mrs. Bertha
BOYS VISIT HOME FOLKS
Prinevllle Host to Six Soldiers and
Sailor During Past Week.
PRINEVILLE, Or., Aug. 10. (Spe
cial.) Prineville haa been host to six
soldiers and one Bailor during the past
weex. major .Henry c. Smith, of the
iettn Depot Brigade, Camp Lewis, visit
ed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Sam
Smith; Sylvain Michel, of Camp Hola
blrd, Maryland, spent several days in
tne city witn his brother; Sergeant Ho
bart Belknap, of Camp Lewis, visited
his parents. Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Belknap;
ut. m. j. buii, stationed at the Presidio,
Sas Francisco, visited friends; Earl
Saye, of Vancouver Barracks, spent the
week-end with friends.
R. L. Schee arrived this morning from
Camp Lewis, and Ralp Christian, of the
U. 8. Navy, is here visiting his wife.
Stray Cats to Be Reported.
The members of the Oregon Humane
Society request that all strav and
-Homeless cats be reported at the society
neaaquarters, 153 Courthouse, phone
An alleged perpetual motion ma
chine, a frightened woman, a busy
Deputy Constable and a blue-coated
"copper" furnished considerable excite
ment late Friday at the home of Mrs.
J. Holzman. 571 Fifth street.
Deputy Constable Rennlck went to
the Holzman home to replevin the per
petual motion machine, which has been
the center of considerable litigation in
the District Court. Finding nobody at
home, he entered the front door and
was busily engaged in gathering the
machine together, when a shrill fem
inine voice began to cry loudly:
"Help! Burglars! Police!"
Running to the corner grocery, she
called the police headquarters by tele
phone and asked for armed help at
Rennlck, In the meantime, was still
at work, unmindful of the consterna
tion he had caused. He was consid
erably surprised when the policeman
crept into the room and ordered him
to "stick 'em up." He looked down
the business end of a gun and did so
It took several minutes for Ren-
nick to explain that he was a Dep
uty Constable engaged in official busi
ness, but In the end the
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who hitherto had entertained visions
of -capturing a real "burglar with the
goods," let his captive go.
Rennlck got back to the Courthouse
with the perpetual motion machine and
a badly ruffled temper.
MAZAMAS TO CLIMB HOOD
Dinner at Government Camp Fea
ture of Return Hike.
. lkrnr. than 110 Masamas and their
friends left Portland yesterday by au
.nnkii hound for Government Camp,
frn-m where thev will make the annual
.Ant n( Mount Hood. From Govern
r'-rr.r. thn Tjartv niKea to tne
ti.h., lino where eamo was estab
lished. The ascent win do oegun
,hi, nnrKtnir and If weather conditions
are favorable the party nopes to reacn
the summit by 11 o ciock, wnere 1.11c,
will rest an hour. The return win d
made by way of Government Camp,
where Sunday evening dinner will be
served, after which the party will re
turn to the city, arriving about 10
NEW PUBLICATION PLANNED
Oregon Sunday School LntiooK is
Xante, of Magaiine.
EUGENE. Or.. Aug. 10. Speclal.) A
new magazine for Sunday school work
ers In Oregon, to be known as the
Oregon Sunday School Outlook, will be
published in Portland, under the aus
pices of the Oregon Sunday School
policeman. Association, beginning in September.
according to an announcement by Har
old F. Hlmbert, secretary of the as
sociation. Dr. J. Earl Else, president
of the association, and Mr. Humbert
will be the editor.
Mr. Humbert has received a letter
from William H. Danforth. a Y. M.
C. A. worker in France, who writes:
"In our Sunday schools at home we
have the real battle ground for char
acter. If the conflict Is won there,
there is absolutely no need fon the
kind of work we are trying to do
Klamath Gets Woman Carrier.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Aug. 10.-
(Special.) The first woman mall carrier
In Klamath County is Miss Winifred
Dolan. who is temporarily delivering
tne mall over Rural Route No. 1 from
Klamath Falls to the Midland section,
following the resignation of Elmer
French. The mall is delivered by auto
three times weekly.
We will exchange a new Phonograph
for your upright piano. Liberal terms
of exchange. Phone us Main 3106.
We will make such exchange with out-of-town
customers also. Write us for
full particulars. We send Victor rec
ords promptly and, safely via parcel
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Captain Ross Padgltt Dies.
6AN MATEO. Cal.. Aug. 10. Captain
Ross Padgltt. United States Army ord
nance department. San Francisco, died
here today of injuries received in an
automobile near here on July 37. Cap
tain Padgltt'a home was In Waco, Tex.
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