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Associate of Oscar Laberee Tells
, How Klondike Pioneer floated
Alaska Northern and Finally
Sold It to U. S. Government.
v Klamath Falls. Nov. 9. Echoes
of the sale of the Alaska-Northern
railroad to the' United States gov
ernment were heard in the Laberee
will case when Joseph McDonald,
old-time Yukon character and
friend of Oscar O.Laberee. testified
how Laberee had tcld him of the
various deals in which the road tig-
ured and which resulted In Laberee
acquiring a large fortune
The defense opened Its battle today,
testimony havinjr been completed for
the (plaintiffs, Ben R. Laberee and
Gladys Kelly, children of Laberee by
his first wife, who seek to annul a will
which gives Anita Rhodes Laberee, sec
ond wife, the bulk of a $100,000 estate.
McDonald was a ; pioneer roadhouse
keeper on the Yukon In the early Klon
dike days and ran a bar In San Fran
cisco. He testified that he was Laberee's
most Intimate friend and that they fre
quently talked over old days In Alaska.
BANK WAS WRECKED
Laberee, according to McDonald, told
him of his many mining deals and
-coups he had made on the New York
stock market. He said Laberee told
him how he had conceived the Idea of
the Alaska Northern railroad and how
he induced the Sovereign bank of Can
ada tp back the scheme. As a result
he bank: became insolvent and, lost
about $7,000,000 of depositors' .money
although -Laberee himself made large
Subsequently. McDonald testified,
Laberee was appointed receiver of- ,the
road at .the bank's request and again
made hundreds of ' thousands of dol
lars out of the proposition. He finally
succeeded in selling it to the United
States government, effecting addi
tional profits thereby. ;
HIS FBOFITS LARGE . ' "
. Laberee was a well-known figure In
the railroad promotion game In Se
attle, the Northwest and Alaska be-
( Concluded on Pass Two, Column Ibnt)
0. & C. HELD LIABLE
j Salem, Or.. Nov. . -The Oregon
St California Railroad company
must reimburse the Booth Kelly
lumber company and Andrew J.
Hammond and Char las j. Wlnton in
the sum of $2.50 per acre for lands
purchased out of the O. & C grant
lands, according to an opinion writ
ten by Justice Bean and handed
down by the supreme court Tuesday
reversing; the decree of the Multno'
mah .county circuit court and re
manding both cases for new trials.
In both cases the deals were made
prior to the Institution of suits in the
federal court which resulted in the ior
felture of title to the grant lands by
the Oregon & California -railroad. Sub
sequent to this decree congress enacted
a law which permitted Innocent . pur
chasers to retain title to lands pur
chased from the railroad company on
payment of $2.50 per acre to the gov-
' 1 The Booth-Kelly Lumber company in
stituted suit in the Multnomah county
.'circuit court to recover the entire pur
chase price of $10 per acre on 19.283.71
acres of ' land. . Hammond indx Winton
had sought to recover $2.60 per acre.
the amount paid the federal govern'
ment for confirmation of title, to their
land on 45,972.48 acres. The railroad
comcany demurred against the - cora-
nlalnts on the ground that it it
against public policy. This demurrer
was sustained by the Multnomah county
circuit court and the; suits dismissed.
I The supreme court holds that the
plaintiffs are entitled to recover from
the railroad company : Jn " the amount
paid to the government to confirm title
to the lands, and no more.
i Other opinions were banded down by
the court as follows:
i Ellen' Engstrom vb. Wise Dental com
by Justice Johns. Judge J. P. Kavan-
: E. G. Emmett vs. Astoria Marine Iron
, Works, appellant ; appeal from Clatsop
county; action to recover money; opin
ion by Justice Benson. Judge J. A.
i Eakln affirmed. . -
-j C. O. Adams vs. Ivan King, appellant ;
i appeal from Multnomah county ; suit to
recover money to cover value of cattle
I that died while in care of defendant :
opinion by Justice Harris. Judge Rob
ert O. Morrow affirmed.
William Uhlmann. et al, vs. Kin Daw,
appellant; appeal from Marion county;
suit to foreclose mortgage ; opinion by
Justice Harris. Judge George G. Bing-
; nam ainrmea.
I P. II. Harth. appellant, vs. James Tol
ilock nd H. C Irwin ; appeal from Mult
' nomah county ; suit for cancellation of
mortgage ; opinion Dy unier Justice Mo
i Bride. Judge John P. Kavanaugh af
, Petition for rehearing denied in Arm
. strong vs. Travis. .1
King Ludwig III of
Bavaria Dead at 75
I Paris, Nov. . L N. a) Former
! King Ludwig III - of Bavaria is " dead,
' aged 75 years, said a 'dispatch from
yuunlch thjs afternoon..
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TURNER TO KEEP
"Organization of : the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railway com
pany" will be hept intact in the fu
ture so : far as it Is 'possible," said
W. . F. Turner, vice president of
that road, following receipt of the
announcement that he had been se
lected Monday evening at a board
of trustees meeting to succeed L.
C. Gilman as president.
Robert Crosbie, secretary and assist
ant comptroller, of, the organisation
probably will be appointed Comptroller.
It is not known what provision may ; be
made for filling the vacancy of vice
president. Turner will assume bis new
duties November 15. C. C Rose, elected
temporary treasurer of the' organisation
last year, following the death of M. Bar
ger, was appointed permanent treasurer,
Gilman was elected, vice president of
the Great Northern last month. He ac
cepted the new position and - tendered
his resignation to the S., P. A S. Gil
man came to Portland in 1913 as presi
dent of the Sr. P. & S.. and has re
mained continuously in that service, ex
cept for a two-year period during the
war. when he was affiliated with the
railroad administration as district di
rector at Pu'get Sound.
During the absence of Gilman, Turner
was president of the road returning
to the vice-presidency on the return of
the former president. Turner .first en
tered service oa. a Southern railroad.
During the time the steamers Northern
Pacific and Great Northern were plying
between the Columbia -river and Cal
ifornia ports. Turner had charge of their
operation. Should the parent lines of
the North Bank road ever- desire to
reestablish ocean service, they will have
an able steamship man heading their
interests at Portland, In the opinion of
associates of Turner. ; "
Turner came to Portland 12 years ago
as chief financial officer of the a,
P. & S. . , .v ... ,
Crusade on Thieves
By Seattle Police
Seattle. Nov. 9. (U. P.)-iThieves, bur
glars, holdup men, undesirable - women
and loafers must go!'
Police Chief Searing today officially
ordered them ,o move on. Police were
ordered to effect a general cleanup of
the town at once. - . - . ,
Beginning at a defective - fire
place on the third floor flames
gutted an apartment house at 66
Nineteenth street, north, at 2:30
this morning causing damage esti
mated at 8000. The house is
owned by Mrs. L. P. Coleman, who
occupies an apartment on the sec
ond floor. - The first floor is occu
pied by George Tyler Taglierl, a mu
sician, and the third floor by Dr. A.
NEIGHBORS III FLIGHT
- Alarmed at the spreading flames,
half-clad neighbor- on both i sides of
the street rushed out la assorted and
hastily arranged attire, crowding the
street and increasing the noise with
cries of . fright
The construction of the fireplaces in
the. house, - which were built without
fire-stbps, allowed the flames to spread
quickly through all partitions. The
roof was burned completely away, and
the floor and walls of the two upper
stories practically destroyed.)
The building and furnishings are cov
ered by insurance.
DAMAGE , CONSIDERABLE
Captain Day, assistant fins marshal,
stated that it was difficult to make a
correct estimate on the total ' loss, be
cause a large part of the; damaged
property consisted of antique furniture
and old. oriental rugs. The loss on the
building he placed at about $4500, and
on - the furnishings $3500. The atiart
ment on the lower floor was damaged
Dy water ana smoxe.
while the excitement was at its
height and a desperate effort was
being made to get out all furnishings
In . the houses adjacent to the burning
place, the voice of a woman rang out
over the din : ! ' f .
'Somebody send for "Mayor Baker;
ne ougnt 10 oe aDie o ao something."
Engines 3 and 26 and Truck 3 re
sponded to the call, checking the flames
before they spread to other houses.
Vosburg Is Chosen
Mayor of Wheeler
Wheeler. Or.. Nov. 9. The following
are Wheeler's new city officials: Mayor,
J. L. Vosburg ; councilmen. 3. F. Brad
ley, R. H. Cady, J. A. Chartier, Charles
kHodgen and C Nelson ; treasurer, Will-
lam Caruteasea; recorder, G. B, Nunn.
decree of divorce was today grant
ed to the Duchess of Marlborough,
formerly Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt
of New York. The duke was
charged with .nidelity. 1 .
Y Although the case was listed as "de-
fended tftetrake "offered no defense: in
court, j -
The costs of action were Imposed upon
The duchess was not in court. A cer
tificate from her physician was ead
stating that she was too ill to attend.
She is now at Nice. I . i
A large and fashionable crowd was on
hand when the case was called for trial
before Justice Hor ridge in the divorce
HIGH SOCIETY ATTENDS
A line of stately monogrammed limou
sines deposited their burdens of high
society folk at the law; courts building
and the scene took on the appearance of
a brilliant social function. But it was
not an affair for the inner circles exclu
sively. Many women of humbler walks
of life sought entrance to hear the i de
tails of mismated life among the rich
aristocracy.- They were deeply disap
pointed over the absence of the duchess.
The duchess is the daughter of Mrs.
O. H. P. Belmont of New York and New-
port. R. L She has two eons. Lord
Blanf ord and Lord Ivor Churchill, i It
is rumored in London and Paris that
the duchess will marry Jacques Balsan,
a wealthy French sportsman, and live
The domestic troubles of the Duke and
Duchess or Marlborough dates back
nearly 14 years. It Is nearly 25 years
since the duchess fell a victim to ! the
glamour of an ancient title. The duke.
with vast but impoverished estates, was
on a visit to the United States. 1 A
wealthy marriage to him was a neces
sity. . .
You can have your pick of the rich
American heiresses," was the lesson that
that had been dinned into his ears since
early youth and in marrying "Miss Van
derbilt he was conscious of conferring a
favor. The first child. Lord Blanford,
was born in 1897 ; the second waa born
in 1898. The duke took but a passing
interest in domestic affairs; his intr
ests were mainly outside his. home.
In appearance the duke is a slight
undersixedflgure with a shambling gait
and fast thinning reddish hair. : He
speaks in a high pitched voice, and like
his cousin, Winston Churchill, the ' sec
retary of war, he has a decided lisp
which he cannot overcome.
Friends of the duchess declare that
she never received any connubial com
fort from him. They describe him as
grasping and selfish and a strong be
liever In the divine right of nobility. The
estrangement between the couple began
shortly after their marriage and a di
vorce seemed imminent, , but the j late
King Edward, who loved to dabble InU
affairs of high society as an arbiter
patched up the differences. '
In 1907 the duchess announced S tha
she would no longer live with her hus
A deed of separation was drawn up
and' it was arranged for the children to
live part of the time with their father
and part with their mother.
After 10 years apart there was a par
tial reconciliation ail the couple agreed
to live together at Crowhurst. Sussex,
where the duke has a big estate.
The experiment was short lived. After
three weeks with his 'wife the duke
arose early one morning and departed
for London. ' '.-:
Is Found Not Guilty
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Windsor, Ont; Nov.. 9.(U. P.) Rev.
J. O. L Spracklin, minister-liquor de
tective, shot and killed Beverly Trumble.
roadhouse keeper, in self defense, a cor
oner's jury decided early today j' The
jury waa out more than an hour. The
minister was absolved of all blame.
Trumble was' shot during a raid oa his
place. .' '
Reapportionment Next Session to
Meet Population Shifts .Would
Give Majority to Multnorriah;
Each County Asks Membership.
By Ralph Watson
Reapportionments legislative rep
resentation both in the senate and in
the ho,use is in all probability going
to be oiie of the battles of the com
ing session, January, 1921. The pop
ulation has far outrun the present
ratio, and not only that, but the in
crease of the state's population has
been heavier in the cities, particu
larly in Portland, so that it will re
quire some little Juggling to redis
tribute the senatorial and representa
tive districts without wrangling and
As an illustration of the lack of bal
ance between the apportionment ratio
and the present population of the state,
hy its application at the present time.
Multnomah county would be given IS
senators out of the total senate mem
bership of 30, and 45 representatives out
of the house of 60 members.
OPPOSE PORTLASD'S CLAIMS
The .present law provides that each
senatorial district shall have one , sen
ator for every 15.162 of white population
or major fraction, within the district,
and one representative for every 6041.
Various Eastern Oregon members of
the coming session are planning to con
tend that each county of the state should
be given one representative regardless
of its size or population, and that the
remaining 24 members should be ap
portioned in districts according to some
population ratio to be worked out.
Eighteen counties of the state have no
house imember chosen by the voters of
the one county alone. They are : Curry,
Lincoln, Tillamook, Crook, Deschutes,
Grant, Jefferson, Klamath. Lake,, Mor
row, Wallowa, Harney, Malheur. Gil
liam, i Sherman, Wheeler, Hood River
and Wasco. In the present apportion
ment Curry Is joined with Coos Lin
coln with Polk ; Tillamook with Yam
hill; Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson,
Klamath' and Lake are all-included In
one district; Morrow is Joined with
Umatilla ; Wallowa with Union Harney
and Malheur are, districted together;
Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler form one
district, and so do Hood River and
MAY ElfCOTJITTEB SNAG "
It may be that the proposal to ap
portion one representative to each coun
ty, regardless of relative size or popula
tion, and to distribute the remaining 24
members with that question in mind
will run up .against a constitutional
snag if It does not get hung up on a
The constitution provides that the
senate .and house shall be apportioned
according to the whole number of white
population In the various counties of
the state. It also limits the senate to
30 members and the house to 60. On that
basis the ratio of apportionment would
be somewhere in the neighborhood of
10,000 or 11,000, the exact figures being
uncertain because the seggregated cen
sus figures are not now available. Such
a ratio would ehut several of the smaller
counties out and force them to be joined
with contiguous counties. Among these
are Crook, Curry. Gilliam, Grant. Har
ney, Jefferson, Lake, Morrow, Sherman
New York, Nov. ?. (I. N. S.)
There was another sharp decline; in
values on the stock exchange today,
practically the entire . list suffering
losses of from 1 to 7 points. ;
GRAIN PRICES AT CHICAGO
i TOUCH NEW LOT." LEVEL
Chicago, Nov. 9 (U. P.) Grain
prices touched new lows in the present
movement in trading on the Chicago
board of trade today when the market
with little buying " support, dropped
sharply near the close. I
The decline was led by wheat, which
closed off from 7 to 10 cents from the
opening quotations. Other grains fell
in sympathy. v ,
Local Man's Name j
Mentioned in Death
! Case From London
London, Nov. 9. (L N. S. Following
an Inquest today over Mrs. Sarah ! R-
Wallace, aged 19, of San Francisco, who
died of mercurial poisoning, the coro
ner's tury announced that it had been
unable to determia whether Mrs. Wal
lace had taken the mercury tablets by
accident or with suicidal intent.
John Ktrkup of Portland, Or, testl
tied that he was engaged to marry Mrs.
Wallace. He said he was living at the
same hotel where Mrs. Wallace was liv
ing with her mother, Mrs. Olive Jackson.
He testified that he had In his posses
sion medical tablets for treatment of the
skin, but had not missed any. ,
John Klrkup Is the only son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Klrkup, 793 East Madi
son street He is 32 years old and re
cently went to London as agent for the
International Exporting & Importing
company, a local concern with i of flees
in the Wilcox building. Mrs. Klrkup
said today that she had received a let
ter1 from her son Monday and that ahe
knew nothing of hi engagement to Mrs.
Wallace - - 1 - - - -
N STOCK MARKET
Ul Ul IIIIU I IV 1 II
In Flapping Sombrero and Hay
seed Garb, President-Elect - Is
Enjoying Himself in Gulf in
Quest of Silvery Tarpon.
By David. M. Church
Off Point Isabel, Gulf of ..Mexico,
Nov. 9. (I. N. S.) President-Elect
Warren G. Harding waa completely
at sea today.
Wearing a flapping sombrero and cled
In "hayseed" clothes, including
"Jumper" suit, the next president of the
United . States enjoyed all the sport of
battling with the greatest game fisa in
Southern waters. The president-elect's
fishing party Van into a school of tar
pon early in the5 forenoon, but from the
correspondent's smack the senator's
"fishing luck" could not be ascertained
TBOLLING LINES GO OUT
Trolling lines were dropped from each
skiff after they had run several miles
off the Texas coast. The first school
was easily discerned by the silvery flash
of its leaders, sporting on the surface,
Thereafter it was a matter of fisher
The majority of the president-elect
party remained ashore. They quickly
learned that the Mexican, even though
he lives In a quaint fishing village, is j
adept in readjusting himself to new .
conditions. Rustic fishing customs were i
a. , .1 . . !
cast aside and overnight restaurant
prices were doubled, and ln some cases
tripled, to meet the i extraordinary de
mand. It was a case of "when the Romans
come, do them aa they do in "Rome."
Point Isabel Is still amazed over the
presence of .the next president and it Is
the chief subject of conversation while
plgS and burros run riot on the town's
sleepy streets in celebration of the great
est event Point Isabel has ever known.
Senator Harding Is quartered ln the cot
tage of R. B. Creager. The remainder
of the party, including Senator Elklns
and Edward McLean, are in the quaint
little hotel, taxing it to capacity)
MARVEL AT COOKERY
There Is a constant -scrambling for
water, which is transported daily from
Brownsville. 25 miles away. Meals are
served in a Mexican dining ball where
George Christian, probably the next
secretary to the . president, and ' Other
members of the party, marvel at the
cookery of the swarthy Mexican women
and the Innumerable combinations in
which they can serve fish and oysters.
Mexican school children swarmed the
streets today, gayly garbed In novel
costumes of red, white and blue and
bearing arms full of flowers with which
they pelted the president-elect at every
turn. ! ' .
IN STAMP CASE
Angello H. Rossi, ITorth End mer
chant, and Fred Peterson, alias
Swede" Whltey,! ex-convict, were
found guilty by the federal grand
Jury this afternoon of conspiracy to
defraud the "government by. dealing
in stolen and altered War Savings
The Jury disagreed as to Robert La
Salle, former police inspector; William
Brenner, merchant, and W. E. Smith,
watchmaker. Dave Stein, merchant, was
acquitted. ! i
This means that all the defendants
save Stein will face trial again, as coun
sel for Rossi and Peterson have so sig
nified. NEW TRIAL PLA1TITED
Following the verdict Judge Wolver-
ton granted the attorneys SO days In
which to file a motion for a new trial.
The case Involves about $17,000 worth
of War Savings Stamps stolen from the
Scio bank. Peterson is said to have
known that the. stamps came from the
b'&nk. It was not proved that he had
any connection with the robbery. Rossi
Is said to have secured his supply from
Peterson, and then to have secured the
aid of the other defendants in disposing
of the loot. Rossi is said to have sold
stamps to Brenner, Stein and Smith,
who ln turn so disposed of them to a
third party. La : Salle came into' the
deal when he took two packages of
stamps from Brenner and delivered them
to the office of : George Randolph,
broker, and returned the money to Bren
ner. : ; :
CONTEST IS BITTER
The case wa sons of the most bitterly
contested issues that has been tried re
cently in the federal court. Six attor
neys were pitted against ' Assistant
UnitedBtates Attorney John G. Veatch,
who prosecuted the case for the govern
ment " i i' t
A correction is made in a report of the
trial aa given ln last Saturday's Journal.
The report read that La Salle admitted
purchasing two lots of stamps from
Rossi and selling them to George Ran
dolph, a broker. The report should have
read that La Salle admitted receiving
two lots of stamps from Brenner and
delivering them . to Randolph.
Value of Alleged
Stolen Kiss Put at
$35,000 by Woman
Los Angeles, Nov. . (TJ. P.) What s
one kiss a stolen one placed on affair
cheek worth J J J ;-.(' ?
Mrs. Amelia Vi Enrico,, from whom H
waa pilfered, places its value at $35,000.
At .least that's the amount of damages
she seeks from John Robert Grey,
elderly and wealthy rancher - of Bur
bank, CaL, ' - '!.. - ' - -. . - -
1 FOUND GUILTY
By Hyman H. Cohen
There is a greater supply of tur
keys in the Pacific Northwest today
than for many years.
Reports received both by" The
Journal from Us special and private
correspondents as Well as by com
mission men, Indicate that there will
be no shortage of turkeys for," the
holidays this year. .
Commission men are somewhat mixed
m vVia Maes a A hat iVia nri u 111
be this season, but many consider that
a 40-cent market at wholesale will about
reflect general conditions, while a 60
nanta rata 1i VktrlA rk nAnniimara vmtlrl I
be about proper. These prices are prac-
tically the same as some of the Eastern j
markets are figuring on.
Whether the farmers will ship the
bulk of their turkeys for Thanksgiving
or wait until unnsimas. even leaaers
or xne iraae are unaoie to say. in ian(j. He has been here 13 years. Oth
some parts of the country there has ers who have been here as long ss SO
been more or less talk about farmers jearg declared they had never felt a
wnnnoiaing oieir lurneys i(om me I""Lr
Ket unless iney receive war-ume prices, i
but this is not usually, the case. Most I
farmers ship their turkeys when they
re ?1dy, J0? rkvt,nd.U f'aJ
son it is likely that the bulk of the stock
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more or less a bone of contention with
the wholesale and retail trade. Every-
one guesses as to what the price will!
be and everyone has an alibi if they
guess wrong. I
Only two things are today certain
gardlng turkeys ; the supply is aoove i
the normal and the general downfall of
foodstuff prices Is expected to affect the
knIMav . Vi( m - i I
AUSTRALIA SHIPS FROZEN
Turkeys and eggs to u. s
San Francisco, Nov. 9. (U. P.) Some-
here was created today when the steamer
Sonoma, arriving from Australia,
brought 63 case, of freer . turkey
lean Thanksgiving tables.
BARDE GETS COAST
Washington Nov. 9. (WASH
INGTON BUREAU OF THE JOUR
NAL) Chairman . Benson of the
United States shipping board an-
nounces he has signed a contract
with the Barde Bros. Steel corpora-j
ft fi th aaia At oil Tnnifin mailt
, . . -
expept ships and
The shipping board is guar
anteed 60 per cent of the appraised
value, and if the sales realize over tlM CTa,he, to , noor and experl
60 per cent the board will receive mental apparatus was ruthlessly upset
7r. tm.t- ont r th nriuAi1a ahnvn
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The Barde firm agrees to dispose of
the materials wlthlrt one year and agrees ing about the floor and there seemed
not to resell them east of the Rocky to be spirits and goblin's resolved on
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mountains ana gives i.wu.uvu uuuh ivr
The original cost of the material Is
said to be 120,000,000 and the appraised
value is supposed to be around lis.ooo.-
000. Definite figures are not available.
"inis gets no. ot me snipping Doara
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year." said Admiral Benson. "It would
nave Kn us wirco rn lu wrn ..i.o
material, and. mind you, we are guaran-
teed not less than 60 per cent return.
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LOCAL OFFICE ' HAS NO
WORD ABOUT, BARDES BID
W. C. Hunter., in charge of the local
office of the supply and sales depart-
ment of the fleet corporation, said this
morning he had received no official ln-
formation relative " to : the bid of the
Barde Interests for! the purchase of the
supplies on the Pacific Coast "
"The entire matter was handled by
Admiral Benson at Washington," said
Hunter. "Bids were opened here and
forwarded to Washington Cor approval.
They were rejected. The blanket bid of
Barde was accepted at the office of
the shipping board and no information
has reached this office."
The first bid of Barde was forwarded
from San Francisco, September 25. Bids
San .Francisco, Portland and Tacoma.
A protest was filed and the time ex -
V!,hnu' ?ZT h
r, ThM. wds were onened In the
office of the supply and sales depart -
ment by Director ; Miner ana auiy, for-
Alleged Forger of ,
I Cashier's Check for
James Williams, alias Herbert Layton.
alias W. E. Burroughs, wanted here for
the alleged forgery of a name' to a
cashier's check for $1341.46, has been
arrested In . Death Valley, Arizona, ac
cording to word ! received 1 by, James
Riley, superintendent of the Portland of
fice of the Pinkerton Agency. . ; 1 ',
Tae check forged, representing Tfer
bert Layton's share of bis grandmother's
estate, was mailed to Layton at Every
man's club, a North End resort by a
local bank. .It is alleged that Williams
stole the letter containing the check
and after posing as Layton for several
weeks, had a member of the club iden
tify him as Layton. v On this identifica
tion the check was cashed, .t i. ;
. The hunt for Williams- was begun
January 24, 1920.'! by Riley, who traced
him to the North End and there found
letters which served to locate relative.
Shock Was Merely Temblor : of
Earth's Crust and Not Real
Quake. Is Explanation of Hill
. j - .,iH n
Military Academy Scientist.
Portland resides felt the first
earthquake in many years about
12:15 o'clock this morning, the
movement In thef opinion of differ.
ent observers lasting from tfnly a
second or two to 15 seconds,
rr. J. W. Daniels, science profes-
sor of Hill Military academy, said he
w awakened by he shock. This was
hla trM experience of the kind In Tort
a temblor of the
what one ordinarily
,akli of a nuake aal(1 Professor
Daniels. 'There Is no cause for alarm,
Wa h(ld one ln Botle m
"d none has been recorded there since.-
QUAKES OF, TWO KI5DS
Professor Daniels explained that two
factors presumably cause earthquakes.
One is the seepage; of ocean water down
to the earth's internal fires, which gen
re-lerate steam whose expansion produces
tremors. The second Is a contraction of
the earth's crustj The latter causes
more damage ordinarily than the for
m.. i -
Dr. A. A. Knowlton. physicist at Reed
college, explained I that Portland's com
parative freedom 'from earth shocks Is
mostly luck as tine city is on the north
ana south "fault! line" which extends
expressed no surprise at the shock. Me
could not determine its focus, but
Many people were awakened by the
tremors, although! most did not realise
what the phenomenon was.. Several
explained that the sensation was as of
a heavy truck rattling by. Others felt
a swaying of buildings and heard the
rattling of dishes . and of pictures on
the wall. 1
PAJAMA PARAGE AT REED
A pajama parade celebrated the
quake at Reed college and dormitory
slumberers who were not aroused by
the tremors woke up to hear a score of
men discussing the shake-up. The
dormitory seemed! to heava and plunge
line a small ship in a. rolling sea. Ink
splashed ; In bottles, books fell to the
rlooKp' Pictures tumbled walls groaned.
pajamaed sleepers made a hasty exit
onto the lawn lest the building tumble
I about their, ears.
m cnemisiry: laboratory surrerea
mo8t ,n Bhocl, an(1 ha(, ,t not
for the presence of Craig Eliot, a stu-
flent assistant stray acids might have
Mr. Nelson, a Janitor. Who -sleeps In
I tlu m V iwnflBllim Kayt , V. a ,lwti,
I " J .'" . . k w turn
I I Fa whan tha Ullnv. harra n n o Ir
and rattle, heavy welehts beiran roll.
tnc DUliaings - destruction. Kelson was
deeply impressed br the Dhenomenon.
which he says la the first In his Port-
land residence of 25 years.
I Vancouver Frria it
v.nMi,, w..h o i
. , . '--
W- county resident, felt an
day mornlng and heard the resultant'
rmttling Of loose portions Of their
nome8. xn.y are E; j, Boddy, 715 O
treet Vancouver, and Lillian Banco,
Minnehaha, three miles north of Vn
couver. Many others slept peacefully
i through the disturbance.
Like Jerks at Ore-eon City
Oreron Citv. Nov. 9 Tha famllv nf
Julius Goldsmith. Thirteenth and Main
rel " iembior, that snooK
peruana ana i vicinity snortiy alter
midnight Tuesday morning. Goldsm th
.io.i rowmuieu snarp jeras.
POLICE WILL ACT
Portland police had another wild
emergency men were sent hurrying
(to four addresses during the still
hour, of thli morning, but their
wd ride, were all ln vain. So far
j the new gang of thieves ..which has
infested -the city is holding the po
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police have' been put into play," but
none has worked out Cooperation
on ,tbe part of the public seems to
be the only new avenue through
which the police look for success.
Mayor Baker! today issued an appeal
to the public which he announces
that the police ! department will enforce
the ;"off the streets after midnight"
ordinance.;, i . , -: ''i ' :.. ,
DBA8TIC 8TEP8 SECE8SABT "
"Portland,- In . common wlih other
cities of the Pacific Coast 1s now.
facing a wave of crime which is grow
ing more serious in spite of the efforts
of the police department to cope with
It" he said. "The altuatlon is' such
that drastic steps must be taken.' Ac
cordingly, the curfewlaw and "after
hours" law will ' be enforced. . Minors
must be off the streets at night and ,
adults must be prepared to answer
questions of police when they ; are out
after : midnight :v-; vA.v;., v. ...,6
"The public I Is urged to ; cooperate ,
with enf oroement of this act In the
spirit in which it Is Intended merely
to curb the wave of crime. It is aa
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