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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND,' OREGON.
rucauAr, NOVEMBER 30. 192u.
The Oregon Retail Druggists' as
sociation does not ' want to sell
whiskey. . Its. members contend that
they have troubles enough in these
restrictive days. Being of that state
of mind they are opposed to the
substitution of the terms and pro
vision of the Volstead act for those
of the Oregon bone dry law for
thelr guidance and protection.
So says Frank Ward, executive sec
retary of the state association, in an
nouncing the date of a public meeting
to be held at the Imperial hotel, Tues
day, December 1i at which time a gen
eral discussion .will be had of the laws
affecting the druggists of the state.
PUBLIC IS IIUYITED
EX A. Robison, president of the state
association, will - preside at the meet
ing, to which the public is invited gen
erally and before which the represen
tatives of various prohibition and
other gpbups are expected to appear.
The association will express its dis
approval Of any attempt to modify the
terms of. the Oregon prohibition law
by the substitution of the Volstead act
as an Oregon statute. Ward says.
Under the federal . act, druggists are
permitted to sell whiskey and alcohol
under certain limitations and restric
tions. The druggists do not want this
permission to be given them by law,
Secretary Ward says, because it would
lead to continual trouble for "everyone
engaged In . the business and would
give those druggists who are inclined
to disregard the law a loophole through
which to conduct unlawful business.
SUSfi AY TO BE DISCUSSED
The Sunday closing law, of which
much has been written of late, will also
come up for discussion. Many of the
druggists are said to . favor the enact-
M,nl nf M11.K a tail, a oil lwntilt ltlr tft
clone their places of business for a part
of the time on Sunday, at least, but un
der present law cannot afford to do so
because some of the druggists Insist on
keeping their places of business open.
Another thing that the members of the
association will consider, .and probably
Indorse for legislative action, will be
the creation of a severe penalty for vio
lation of the prohibitory laws by drug
gists of the state. At the present time
Die penalty imposed on - druggists for
violation of the bone dry law is light.
The druggists, or at least the majority
of them, according jo report, are in favor
of a very heavy penalty being provided
by the legislature. With the law as it
now is there is an inclination en the
part of some engaged in the business td
take a chance at being caught in viola
tion of the act. thus bringing the busi
ness into disrepute. A severe penalty
would check this inclination, according
to the belief of the more conservative
members of the state association.
A pure drug law will also be urged at
the coming session of the legislature and
the provisions to' be written into this
measure will also be discussed at the
. forthcoming meeting.
WIFE SHOT IN COLD
(Con tinned From Pgt Oaal
Hazelwood, and Elmer R. Bashor, serv
ice manager of the Hazel wood. Mrs.
Lotisso had rone; to 64 North Fourth
street to eat Chinese-noodles. "
According to the girls, Lotlsso drove
up in a taxicab w lie they were eating
and came in after his wife. They told
the police Lotlsso seised her by the arm
and forced her to leave the restaurant
at.l get in the taxicab.
After the two had left, Bashor tele
phoned the police to be on the lookout
lor trouble. Almost immediately the
call came that there had been a shoot
ing at Fourteenth and Alder streets.
Mrs. Lotlsso is from Liverpool. Her
maiden ...ams was Tessie Hosklns. On
a photograph of his wife, Lotlsso, who
is known in Portland as John Adams,
had written "Notify my wife's mother,
Mrs. Burnnell, 8i Crowd street, Liver
. pool.' . .
Vrhen Latisso' reached the police sta
tion : he narrated - his version of the
tragedy, taking the attitude, it Is said,
that he was fully justified in his ac
tions... ' r. -: y- :
He said they had been living at 420
East Forty-sixth street, near Harrison
street, and he had been working in the
Northwest Steel company plant; that
he had suspected his , wife of unfaith
fulness and had left his work ''Monday
to keep track ot her movements. At
-night he had hired an automobile, he
said, to follow her.
Lotlsso of late had been employed by
Henry Foott. ISO East Thirteenth street,
a contractor, as truck driver, -.
ADMITS HE PLASSF.D IT
Lolisso admitted to a Journal reporter
A Big Town Bank
Small Town Atmosphere
Here it the Peoples we don't seem to be able to
be "strictly cold business;' all the time.
, w ,ik know our customers personally, to en
joy a pleasant chat occasionally, and to advise with
them when they hive some financial problem in need
We have nearly 5,000 depositors. They
like friendly service. And o will yon.
Start Checking or Savings Account
Open Saturday All Day mod Evening
WHERE FOURTH CROSSES STARK
CONFESSED SLAYER '..
... AND YOUNG'VICTIM
11 h H:
Above Thomas Lotlsso, overseas
veteran. Below Tessie Lotlsso,
English war bride whom he
brought home from Liverpool.
this morning that he had planned the
"She left me about a month "and a half
ago. She thought she could have a bet
ter time by living in a hotel with a girl.
I watched her last night and when I saw
she had gone to that noodle joint I fol
lowed, her and made her come away
. "I hired a taxicab and carried her to
Fourteenth and Alder streets, where I
paid the driver. While I was paying the
driver she turned to walk away and I
walked after rapidly. Then I caught up
with her and shot her.
"It would have been better If I had
given her a kick and let her go, I guess,
but I Was mad.".
Lotlsso met his wife while he was sta
tioned In Liverpool with the 702d motor
transport corps during the war. He said
he met her by accident on the street.
When she came to America she was
taken to the home of Lotlsso's employer,
Foott, and after that they lived for a
while with Lotisso's father and mother
atJf20 East Forty-sixth street
"After my mother died," Lotlsso said,
"we came downtown.- to live at a hotel.
She started to work at the Hazel wood
last January. About a month and a half
ago she left me to room with Irma
Dawn, one of the other girls at the res
Granell, who witnessed - the shooting
from across the street, says that after
the woman was thrown to the ground.
the man drew his revolver and shot her
three times. She screamed for help as
sne was oeing thrown down and again
after the third shot. The man stand
ing over her then sent the fourth shot
into the woman's body and turned to
run down Alder street. All of the four
shots took effect in the left breast just
aoove the heart.
LOTISSO HELD FOR BOBBERY
Records show that ' Lotiaso. -with
Eddie Bogart, was charged with the
robbery ot a Hawthorne avenue resi
dence in November, 1915, breaking a
safe where S12.000 insurance money
was - believed to be placed. ' Only a
small sum was found, however. Lotisso
was sentenced to from one to five
years, but was paroled to Foott.
' Coroner Smith announced an inquest
wouia be neia Wednesday night
Pulp Rate Inquiry
' Salem. Or.. Nov. 30 Th ni,niuk!.
ness of the recent radical inrnmuM in
freight rates on nuln vmul a nH i
wood in carload lots placed in effect
on the lines of th Sonthnrn Taifi
and Oregon Electric railroads prior to
ine oraer suspending the Increases is
attacked by the public service commis
sion in an order IsrumI TiuknrinV Ti
commission orders a hearing into the
reasonaoienesa or the rates, which will
probably be set for a date In the im
rr'i" fa- 'SW
HARDING HELD OP
BY SQUALLS ON
By David M. Church
Aboard S. S. Paatores, By Radio,
Npv. 30. -I. N. S.)- The arrival of
President-elect Harding and party at
Kingston, Jamaica, this morning was
delayed, owing to squally weather
encountered in the Caribbean sea-
Senator Harding was to become- the
guest -of the British' governor general
at Kingston. After breakfasting at the
governor's mansion, Senator Harding is
to motor across the island today, stop
ping in the midst of a jungle for a
The American president-elect has
planned to take a dip in British waters
at Port Antonio, before reembarking on
the final leg of the Journey to Norfolk.
The squalls encountered shortly after
leaving the canal zone tossed the fruit
ship about considerably, making most of
the party quite sick. They were glad
to learn that better weather was fore
cast for the remainder of the trip. Sen
ator Harding managed to keep on deck
yesterday, but Mrs. Harding kept to
her steamer chair.
Senator Harding did not plan to make
any speeches today other than the brief
one in which he will thank the Jamai
cans for the welcome extended.
Before the Pastores anchored today.
Senator Harding released some homing
pigeons which were to carry a good-bye
message to Panama friends.
(Contiimad From Pa One)
heard of Ambrose Small from that mo
ment. The police propose to carefully
examine the theatre premises again to
assure themselves that tti body of the
millionaire might not have been done
away with there.
Douchty, former confidential secretary
to the missing Toronto millionaire, led
the police to the place where the - bonds
After being formally turned over to
the chief of detectives by Detective
Sergeant Austin Mitchell, who had Jour
neyed to regon City, Or., to apprehend
his quarry, the fugitive was bundled
into a waiting oar with police officials
and whirled away to his former resi
dence at 8 King-worthy road. His sister,
Mrs. Thomas Lovatt, and his two boys
reside there now.
Somewhat anxiously Doughty led the
detectives up a flight of winding stairs
and into a dingy attic. "Walking across
the dimly lighted room to a clothes clos
et, he threw open the door and pointing
to two bundles tied up in coarse wrap
ping paper, he exclaimed dramatically:
"There are the bonds, chief."
Examination of the packages revealed
$105,000 worth of bonds in the denomina
tion of flOOO. Comparison With the in
formal inventory found among the ef
fects of Mr. Small proved that these
were the same bonds that have been
missing from the private safety deposit
vault of the theatre magnate' in the
Dominion bank since the afternoon of
MOKE BONDS HISSING
This startling development only teuds
to complicate the mysterious circum
stances surrounding the disappearance
of the theatrical promotor and the al
leged theft in connection with which
Doughty - was sought through the con
tinent for 11 months.
What disposition has been made of
the balance of the bonds and a number
of private papers, said to have been
stolen from the deposit vaults; is the
next question that conf rpnts the police.
Business associates of the missing mil
lionaire state positively that they know
Small owned $350,000 in Victory bonds.
The morning of the day that he so mys
teriously dropped from sight, Jack
Doughty had been sent to the Dominion
bank to withdraw that sum of bonds
and some personal papers, it is said.
LI8T HELD INCOMPLETE
Bonds amounting to $100,000 were
given to Mrs. Small in return for her
release for claim on the free hold of a
London theatre. Another 1100,000 worth
of the securities were turned over to the
Dominion bank to be converted into
registered bonds. The remaining $150,
000 worth were given to Doughty .to
return to the safety deposit vault, it is
After both the millionaire and his sec
retary had disappeared last December,
the police found a scrap of paper among
the former's effects, listing the identifi
cation number of $100,000 worth of Vic
tory bonds. It mas only on account of
this tangible bit of evidence that the
amount of the theft with which Doughty
has been formally charged wa3 reduced
to that figure. There is a discrepancy
of $5000 in the inventory and the aggre
gate value of the bonds found. What
has happened to the $45,000 worth of
bonds which the police believe are still
missing and where are the private pa
pers that might shed light on the mys
tery of Mr. Small's disappearance?
SEARCHERS WERE FOILED
Another interesting feature is the fact
that those bonds had been recently re
moved to the place where they were
found in the attic, the police insist.
Several times the police have thoroughly
ransacked the Doughty home since his
disappearance. They even dug up the
garden, tore up. the flooring in the base
ment and otherwise scouring the pre
mises In their avidity to locate the miss
No trace of them was found on any of
these occasions. Yesterday they were re-
New PERKINS HOTEL
FIFTH AND WatHINOTON STS
Rates $1 and Up
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Ampico Rolls jj
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Loois Knapp, pioneer hotel keeper, has laid claim to all salvage wash
ing in from the wrecked steamer Joan of Arc on the beach In
front of his property, basing the claim on a deed to this tide' land
from the state. Above is shown the Joan of Arc in the surf and be
low the lumber and wreckage which have piled up on Knapp's
Marshfieled, Or., Nov. 30. As the
steamer Joan of Arc gradually goes to
pieces in the breakers off Port Orford,
in Curry county, parts of the vessel and
the lumber are being washed ashore. A
peculiar situation has arisen in the mat
ter of salvage. Usually the beach be
tween high water and low water is re
garded as a public highway on which
anyone can go and, in cases of ship
wrecks, the stuff that comes ashore is
usually regarded as belonging to the
first person who gets it.
In this case the vessel is wrecked in
front of land owned by Louis Knapp,
pioneer hotel keeper. Knapp claims
vealed in a comparatively conspicuous
HUNT FOR BODT '
The police are now confident that
Doughty has had communication with
persons in Toronio during the 11 months
that as "Charles Benjamin Cooper" he
has been plying the trade 'of a lowly
lumberjack in a remote village in Ore
gon. Kither a confederate or some mem
ber of his immediate- family recently
placed the bonds in the attic, the police
STATE FILES ON
LAKE COUNTY LAND
(Continued From Pace On)
and approved by the general land office
at Washington, will vest the title in the
state. ' The proceeds from the ultimate
sale of the lands will go into the irre
ducible school fund and increase it by
whatever amounts may be received from
It may well be by the time the ap
plications are finally considered at
Washington, patents issued to the state
and sales made by the state land board
to settlers, that the value of the lands
involved will be greatly in excess of
the minimum value of $10 an acre now
placed upon them. The lands are fer
tile and of excellent soil, and with
proper drainage, and improvement would
be of much more value than in the raw
state in which they now are.
The wisdom of the legislature in ap
propriating funds for the use of the
attorney general in checking up the
public lands of the state has been
amply demonstrated since the 1919 ses
sion. Out of it has grown the settle
ment of the Pacific Livestock company
cases, through which the state has .al
ready received many times the amount
of the appropriation in cash, to say
nothing ott thje arrangements made for
opening large tracts of the Pacific
Livestock company lands to settlement.
In addition , the Hyde-Benson fraud
cases have netted the state thousands
of acres of land and thousands of dol
lars in money already, while under
agreements now being negotiated the
state will ultimately recover practically
as much more.
Considering the 'large returns already
received by the state from its appro
priation, together with the fact that
more than half of the fund is still
available for future work by the at
torney "general's office. It is clearly ap
parent that the legislature did a good
stroke of business by granting the ap
propriation RYAN WORKED CREDIT;
(Continaad From Pace One)
HIS BORROWING HUG
latter class. "Buying production, organ
izing it, developing it and putting it on
a foot proof financial foundation is my
business," ho has said. Hence it Is a
striking thing that both times Ryan has
developed into a Wall street sensation
It has been the result of "bear" activity
the first time last April when he
fought, a bear raid on his Stuts motor
holdings and licked his opponents and
the second time recently when the stock
market persistently yielded to "bear
pressure, and securities on which he had
borrowed money dropped with the rest.
BEARS HELD 8HORTSI6 HTED
After the Stuts episode, Ryan, In cen
verstation with friends, paid his respects
to Wall street operators tn general and
"bears" In particular. ,They don't look
past their own noses,' he sakL "They
have no sense of genuine values. They're
automatic alarmists, like a flock of
sheep. As old Mr. Morgan said, 'Any
man who Is a bear on the United States
Is something that can't be repeated.' "
But to get back to Ryan as a striking
illustration of the rule that the road to
wealth lies via capital . borrowed from
ownership to the ttdelands. He Js said
to possess a deed for the ttdelands in
front of his property, given him many
years ago by the state and later rati
fied by the legislature. By virtue of
the deed Knapp claims that the land
where the wreckage is coming ashore Is
his private property and that he has a
right to keep everyone off, and there
fore will have first chance at all that
may be washed in. Knapp is having
men guurd the property against tres
passers. The steamer's oil tanks have come
ashore. A million feet of lumber in the
hold is yet to be washed in.
others, Ryan borrowed the money to buy
his seat on the Stock Exchange when he
first entered Wall street. With what he
made as a broker he bought and devel
oped his first production and at the age
of 25 had made his first million. Then
he lost much of It. as he says,' "by being
a iooL- After three years of ill health,
durinar which he went West to recover.
he returned to Wall street with nothing
In the world except his seat on the Stock
Exchange and a family. To get started
again he borrowed money at a local
bank, his notes being indorsed by his
mother. That was in 1914, and the war
came on just as he was beginning to re
gain his feet. His own story, as recount
ed to a friend, tells the story of what
followed and gives a clear insight into
INSPIRATION COMES TO HIM
"I remember," he said, "exactly how
I reached out for my hat when the
news of the war came. My partner
asked me where I was going, and I
told him up to the bank to explain
that I couldn't .continue my monthly
payment on those notes until business
resumed again. On the way up to the
bank an idea darted into my head mu
nitions, and . then another food, and
another transportation. I went into
the bank repeating those three words
like a refrain food, munitions and
transportation and .after I had ar
ranged about my notes I told them
they would have to get busy furnjsh
ing Europe with those three necessi
ties, and would have to lend me more
money so 1 could get busy, too."
And thus it was that Ryan got on
his feet again. As fast as he could
get capital to use he Invested it in
production. His course netted him tre
medous success in the industrial world.
There is vast secrecy about his exact
financial status today. He has em
ployed counsel to take care of his in
terests. The big banks holding his se
curities have apparently decided to
safeguard them. The projects he has
built up stand behind him.' But he
continues a strong "bull," six feet two
inches of It, with a rangy . build,
friendly brown eyes, a friendly smile
and tremendously in earnest about the
works he has constructed.
His philosophy stands as stated on
previous occasions: "Buy production,
build it up ; remember you're living in
America, and go ahead regardless of
all fools who sell .real values short on
Saturday Evening: Post
story. It will moisten your
eyes and make your blood
"A. HOME-SPUN HERO"
Another Liberty Standard 100' Comedy
Hie Manhattan Trio Keates and Our
'Some Singers". . Mighty Qrgan
STORY OF SANDS IS
DENIED BY BOILING
New York-. Nov. 30. (U. P.)
R. "WllTner Boiling, brother-in-law
of President Wilson, sweeplngly de
nied today accusations made before
the congressional committee inves
tigating the shipping board that he
had ever received ' a - bribe . in the
placing of board contracts.
Boiling described his relations with
Tucker K. Sands, former cashier of the
Commercial National bank of Washing
ton, who. he sa id, seemed to have been
responsible for starting the rumors of
the alleged bribery.
Anonymous letters and threats of ex
posure reached him throughout 1919, he
said. They appeared after .he had re
fused to Intervene with President Wil
son on behalf of Sands; "who -either was
about to be or had been Indicted," on
charges made by bank examiners.
Boiling said Sands and his wife called
him by telephone early in 1919 and urged
him to help Sands. He visited the bank
official, he said, and was begged to in
tervene with the president."
"At his request, I took him to see
Senator Owen of Oklahoma. The sen
ator sympathized with Sands, but said
he could do nothing."
Boiling said while he was in Europe
on shipping business an anonymous let
ter was sent W. G. McAdoo. McAdoo,
he said, turned the letter over to a
brother of the witness. It directed Mc
Adoo to "ask Boiling about the $40,000
he received" from the shipbuilding com
The note was signed "M," Boiling
THREE DEAD, TWO ALIVE,
TELL STORY OF WRECK
( Continued From Fas One)
Pirrie is supposed - to have struck and
gone down. The survivors are believed
to have been too exhausted to talk when
found. That they should have survived
the tempest and reached the mainland
through , the pounding seas is considered
There is no telephonic communication
with Lapush, where the sailors are be
ing cared for today.
WIFE AND SON ABOARD
- Captain Jensen was a native of Den
mark, but had become a naturalised
Chilean. He was 30 years old. With
Broadway at Stark
Music and Dancing
during dinner and sup
5-9 P.M. Only
.(Celebrating New Year's Eve)
at Ye Oregon Grille has be
come a tradition and custom
among Portlanders. If you
would join in the festivities
this year, make your reserva
tions early and the same ap
plies to Christmas Eve.)
Adapted from the famous
him on the ill-fated trip were his wife.
21 years old. and, his 1-y ear-old son,
Haakon Jensen. They are both believed
to have perished. '
Mate Hohmann was 30 years old and a
native of Germany. .
Others who Drobablv were drowned
or killed when the ship struck James
island were, besides the common sailors :
Fred J. Breckenrldre. 47. nurser. cit
izen of the United States. .
J. W. Crossland, 64, chief engineer, na
tive of England; family home at Oak
land, CaL, where he has a wife.
Charles Peterson. naturalised Ameri
can, tl, efecond engineer.
Albert Schroeder, "22, steward, native
of Germany. ,'
John Lambplot, 89, boatswain, native
The Pirrie, towed by the Santa Rita,
left Tacoma. Wednesday, bound for the
west coast of South America, -with a
lumber cargo. She was fully equipped
with sails;- but was 'heing towed be
cause of greater speed.
DRIVEN ON BOCKT JSHORE
The two ships had passed Cape Flat
tery and were proceeding down the
coast when the storm burst Friday.
The southwest gale kicked , up immense
seas that ran over SO feet high and
gradually drove the ships toward the
rocky shore of James Island, just oif
the mouth of the Quillayute river.
about 40 miles south of Cape Flattery,
The Santa Rita, after battling for
hours to save the Pirrie, finally was
forced to cut the hawser. The Rita nar
rowly escaped going on the rocks her
self, winning to the open seas only after
a herculean battle. Free from danger of
the rocks, she hove to, hoping to find
the Pirrie when dawn broke Saturday.
With the government tug Snohomish,
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. She always played a winning
game with the men. But
. one night the made a mitcue, - J
and come, watch the gos-'
sip a run up a t core! '
"The Frisky Mrs. Johnson"
With Al St. John's 'Trouble".
Peoples New Orchestra r
Constance Talmadge Saturday
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she has been conducting a valn search
since then. ---t'T--V j $
Failure to find wreckage led to. the
hope that Captain 'Jensen might - have
sailed his ship to the open sea ahd thus
escaped. . - , ; ?--'
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Conies - With Pacific
After a fair passage from San Kran
cIbco the destroyer McCawley arrived
in port late Monday afternoon with the
Pacific fleet football team and coaches
The head coach for the team is Lieu
tenant Commander Jonas Ingram, bead '
coach for the Naval academy team for
five years and now attached to the staff
of Admiral Hugh Rodman. The officers
aocompanying the team are : Lieutensint
Commander J. J. Kaveny (MC), Lieu
tenant W. M. Relfel, Lieutenant Frank
liana fee, Lieutenant, Junior grade, Mc
Nally and Ensigns R. A. Gardener, IL
H- Von Helmburg. A B. Cartwright, W.
Roberts, D. L. M1U, L. Reno 1st and Will
iam Ingram. William Ingram, brother of "
the head coach, was assistant coach of
the Naval academy team under Coaca.
Doble and is captain of the fleet team.
The McCawley la the vanguard of the
ships coming . for the big game with
Multnomah club Saturday. Two more
ships, the Watte rs and Dorsey, are to
arrive from Bremerton tomorrow and
the twelfth division, six ships will come
from the South Friday.