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VOL. XLVI C 14,281.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FOR BOSS DDELL
Parsons Will Rule
MURPHY CONTROLS TAMMANY
Small Majority Over McCIellan
MAY GIVE VOTE TO HEARST
Result Means Probable Nomination
of Independent by Democrats
and Higgins or His Choice
NEW'TORK, Sept. 18. In a bitter
clash of opposing factions In today's
primary elections In New York County,
Congressman Herbert Parsons, chair
man of the county committee, won a
sweeping victory for the control of
the Republican party, while Charles
F. Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall,
retained his position at the head of
the organization by a narrow margin.
The Parsons victory in the Republi
can party was a complete rout for the
faction led by State Chairman B. B.
Odell, Jr., and Lemuel E. Qulgg. Mr.
Parsons had the backing of President
Roosevelt and Governor Higgins. He
telephoned to the President at Oyster
Bay tonight, telling him of the victory
and received Mr. Roosevelt's warmest
"This means," said Mr. Parsons to
night, "that Mr. Odell will not suc
ceed himself as State Chairman."
Murphy Has Small Majority.
In the remocratlc battle Murphy had
the fight of his life. The friends of
Mayor McCIellan had banded together
to wrest the control of Tammany from
him, and were very nearly successful.
."While Mr. Murphy is credited with a
victory, ou -the face of the returns,
some of the leaders recorded as Mur
phy men are not pronounced in their
affiliation and may swing the result
around when the contest comes In the
The results of today's primaries in
this city was awaited with great inter
est, for upon them depended much as
to the control of the state and they
were also regarded as having a na
The success of Mr. Parsons means that
the Republican state convention to be
held at Saratoga September 25 will be
controlled by the friends of Higgins.
"Whether or not Higgins' will be a can
didate for renomlnatlon has not been de
cided. May Give Hearst Tammany Vote.
The effect of Murphy's slight majority
Is somewhat problematic. Murphy has
been regarded of late as friendly to the
nomination of William R. Hearst for
Governor. If he can control the Tam
many convention he may secure a unit
rule and throw all the 106 Tammany
votes to Hearst in the Buffalo conven
tion. McCIellan, who has been fighting Mur
phy for the Tammany control, has been
outspoken as an advocate of the nomi
nation of District Attorney William
Travers Jerome for Governor by the
McCarren Still Rules Brooklyn.
In Kings County (Brooklyn) Senator
Patrick H. McCarren retained control of
the Democratic organization.
Timothy Woodruff, formerly Lieutenant-Governor
and friend of Governor
rHiggins, won out for the Republican con
trol In Kings by a big majority against
Michael J. Dady. Woodruff also has the
Bupport of President Roosevelt.
Full returns from all the Republican
districts in New York County at a late
'hour tonight showed that Parsons' can
didates had won 23 districts against 11
for Odell and Quigg.
The full returns from the Democratic
balloting show that Murphy carried 18 of
-the 35 districts In New York County and
,SAYS ARBITRATION BEAT HIM
Bryan Offers New Explanation of
His Defeat In 189 6.
CHARLOTTE, N. C. Sept. 18. Closing
a two days' tour of North Carolina, in
which he made speeches In a dozen towns
and rear platform talks In half as many
more, W. J. Bryan closed his engage
ment's in this state tonight with a talk
In Charlotte, and passed on to Columbia,
B. C, where he will speak tomorrow.
.Four thousand persons heard the Ke-i
The special train provided by the state
Democratic committee, bearing the Bryan
party, arrived here this evening. After
a reception at the Southern Manufac
turers' Club, Mr. Bryan was escorted to
a stand in Vance Park, where he spoke
for an hour. At 9:50 o'clock tonight Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan, accompanted by a spe
cial committee of Columbia, S. C, citi
zens, left for the South Carolina capital.
He will continue his Journey south from
that point tomorrow.
Noticing the great number of laboring
men In his audience at High Point, Mr.
I shall never forftet that In my campaign
of 189 there was inserted in mr platform
a plank that I wrote mrself. It was a
plank for arbitration between labor and
capital. Soma will tell you that the silver
plank drove away from me the most of the
support, but I tell you it was not the silver
plank but the clause for arbitration that
drove them away far more than silver.
The silver question was prominently
brought forward also and Mr. Bryan de
clared he believed In the past that he
was right on the question and he still
The special, train arrived at Salisbury
In a downpour of rain. In spite of the
rain, however. 10,000 persons gave him a
royal welcome. Mr. Bryan spoke for
more than an hour. He discussed the
trusts, Philippines and tariff questions at
From there Mr. Bryan proceeded to
Concord, where fully 6C00 people heard
"PRINCE OF STANDPATTERS"
Bryan Confers Xew Title on Shaw In
Speech to Southerners.
WINSTON, SALEM, N. C. Sept. 18.
"W. J. Bryan was given a splendid re
ception and ovation here today. For
an hour and a half he spoke to 3000
people gathered at the Courthouse
square. He was happily Introduced by
Governor Glenn as the greatest living
exponent of Democratic principles.
Mr. Bryan devoted most of his speech
to an answer to Secretary Shaw's speech
on the tariff at Salisbury last week. He
styled this member of the President's
Cabinet the "prince of standpatters." Mr.
Bryan said that the arguments given by
Mr. Shaw were second-hand garments
cast off by his own party.
Francis Predicts Bryan's Defeat.
PARIS, Sept. 18. David R. Francis,
president of the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position, arrived here today from Brus
sels, where he presented the St. Louis
Exposition medal and diploma to King
Leopold. The mission abroad of Mr.
Francis is thus completed, and he will
leave Cherbourg tomorrow on board the
Kronprins Wilhelm. for New York.
Mr. Francis is watching the political
developments in the United States with
keen interest. He told the Associated
Press today that in his opinion the party
advocating government ownership of
railroads would be defeated in 1908. He
was glad, therefore, to see that William
J. Bryan, In his Louisville speech, had
disclaimed the 4ntentlon of trying to com
mit the Democracy to that doctrine.
Bryan to Speak for Real Democrats.
CHICAGO, Sept. 18. (Special.) William
Jennings Bryan Is ready to speak In Illi
nois, according to leaders among his sup
porters here, in support of Democratio
Congressional nominees In ' districts
"where the real Democracy is in con
trol" and where Roger Sullivan Is not
supported by the local party organiza
tion. Despite the state's Indorsement of
Sullivan, Bryan is quoted as saying that
he believes Illinois is opposed to the
former "In spots". The offer to speak
in Illinois was made before Mr. Bryan's
departure from Lincoln, Neb.
Nominations In Minnesota. '
ST. PAUL, Sept. 18. A primary election
was held today throughout Minnesota for
the election of Congressional. Judicial and
county officials. The Congressional re
First district James H. Tawney (Rep.),
Andrew French (Dem.).
Second district Republican nomination
in doubt; W. S. Hammond (Dem.).
Third district C. R. Davis (Rep.), no
Fourth district F. C. Stevens (Rep.),
Gustav Scholle (Dem.).
Fifth district Republican nomination
in doubt: Frank A. Levrrabee (Dem.).
Sixth district Nominations of both
parties in doubt.
Seventh district Andrew J. Volstead
(Rep.), no Democrat.
Eighth district In doubt. .
Ninth district Hal vor Stoenerson (Rep.),
H. E. Doen (Pub. Own.).
La Follette Stumps for Colby.
NEW YORK, Sept. 18. United' States
Senator LaFollette, of Wisconsin, began
a week of speechmaklng in New Jersey,
at Mount Holly yesterday. He spoke to
a large audience. In the evening he spoke
at Camden. Senator LaFollette is taking
part in the New Jersey campaign in the
interest of the Colby political reform
Littauer Declines Nomination.
GLOVERSV1LLE, N. Y., Sept. 18.
Congressman L. N. Llttauer today de
clined to accept the Republican renoml
natlon in the thirty-second Congressional
district. Chairman Durey will be named.
Ellis Again for Congress.
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 18. Edgar C. El
lis, of Kansas City, was renominated for
Congress here today by the Republicans
of the Fifth Missouri District.
Nominated for Congress.
Fourth California District Julius Kahn,
HER POSITION DANGEROUS
Mongolia Filling With WaterRe
lief Steamers' From Honolulu.
HONOLULU, Sept. 18. The latest ad
vices from the stranded steamer Mon
golia say that holds No. 2 and 8 are
filled with water. Captains of local ves
sels plying to Midway say that the
Mongolia's position is more dangerous
than that of the Manchuria. Two an
chors have been placed out and consid
erable cargo thrown overboard.
The steamer Iroquois leaves for Mid
way tonight- and the tug Restorer will
Some of the transport Sheridan's pas
sengers stranded here are In financial
difficulties aa a result of the decision
to sen J the transport Buford to Midway
for the Mongolia's passengers. The Bu
ford was to have taken the Sheridan's
passengers to San Francisco, but today
sailed for Midway. They are now hoping
to leave here Tuesday on the transport
Protector to Save the Mongolia.
LONDON, Sept. 18. At a meeting to
day of the underwriters interested in
the Pacific Mail steamer Mongolia it
was decided to dispatch the powerful
salvage steamer Protector to the Mid
way Island; that In the event of the
Mongolia being refloated she may be
adequately repaired to enable her to
proceed to the nearest port. It will bo
a fortnight, however, before the Pro
tector arrives, and it is feared in the
meantime the Mongolia will be irre
trievably damaged by constant pound
ing on the reer.
Japanese Cruiser to Rescue.
MIDWAY ISLAND, Sept. 18. At
o'clock this evening a Japanese training
cruiser was ancnorea within two miles
of the Pacific Mail steamer Mongolia.
which went on the reef of this island
September 18. The two ships were ex
TRAIN LEAPS INTO
Many Killed and In
jured in Oklahoma.
CARRIED DOWN IN SINKING GARS
Bridge Collapses as Engine
Passes Upon It. . . v
SURVIVORS FLOAT ON DRIFT
Four Climb on Submerged Smoklng
Car, Only to Be Swept Off by
Logs Passenger Tells
Story of Disaster.
NO BODEES YET RECOVERED.
KLNQFIBHER, Okla., Sept. 18.
While It is believed that several lives
were lost today when two cars of
Rock Island train No. 12, north
bound, went Into the Cimarron River
at Dover. Okla... because of the col
lapse of a bridge, no body has been
recovered and the only peraon on tne
train poaltlvly known to . have per
l.hed is Hank Llttlefleld, an employe
of the Forepaugh-Sells circus, who
QUTHRIB, Okla., Sept. 18. Eight peo
ple are dead, 20 more or less Injured, and
as many more afe missing in the most
disastrous wreck in the recent history of
the Rock Island, which occurred three
miles from Dover, Okla., at 8:30 this
The engine, tender, baggage and mail
cars, smoker and day coach of passen
ger train No. 12, northbound, left the
high bridge that spans the Cimarron
River, and plunged into the current
flanked by treacherous Quicksands. The
locomotive disappeared from sight almost
Immediately. The mall and baggage
clerks escaped from their coaches . and
warn to the shore.
Engine Leaps Into River.
The accident was due to the defective
condition of the . bridge, which was
swerved out of line by the pressure of
driftwood carried down by the swollen
stream. The train was an hour late
and was running at high speed to make
up time. The engineer did not see the
condition of the bridge until he was
within a few yards, when it was too
late to stop. He shouted to his fireman,
threw on the brakes and Jumped. He
landed on the very Verge of the river
bank and escaped unhurt. The fireman
was less fortunate, sustaining severe In
juries. When the engine struck the bridge the
whole structure suddenly collapsed, pre
cipitating the engine and coaches into the
water. The chair-car and two heavy
Pullmans were not pulled In, but re
mained on the track.
Swept Away by Driftwood.
The scene was one of Indescribable con
fusion. The shrieks of those imprisoned
in the partly-submerged coaches were
added to the shouts of those on the bank.
The current whirled the day-coach down
stream and lodged It against a sand-bank.
The occupants were heiped out through
the doors and windows. The smoking-
car floated -down stream, submerged all
but-the very top. It stuck on a sand
bar In the midst of the river and four,
men-were seen to clamber through the
windows and pull-themselves on top of
the car. They called loudly for help, but
those on shore were unable to reach
them on account of the high water.
While they- were' begging for assistance
a large mass of driftwood swept down
and carried them from their fragile foot
ing. Three other -men jumped through the
11 IV T
Map Showing Location of Dover,
Soeoe of the Oklahoma Rail
rear door of the smoker before It sank
and struck out for the shore. They were
carried down the current for perhaps a
quarter of a mile, when they were pulled
out. They were almost exhausted from
strangulation and exposure.
Picked .Up Down Stream.
The most authentic accounts place the
number of passengers in the smoker at
between 25 and 80. With but few excep
tions these have not been accounted for.
The only hopeful news is contained in
messages received from rural districts.
Men on bits of driftwood have been seen
going down stream at various points, but
attempts at rescue have In most in
stances proved futile.
One man, whose name Is not known,
was fished out of the Cimarron at Cash
Ion, SO miles from the scene of the disas
ter. He was almost dead. Others .have
been reported floating down the river.
Kingfisher to the Rescue.
Those who were injured and taken
from the river at the bridge were hur
ried to Kingfisher. Six physicians left
that place immediately after the first
news of the wreck was received. They
have been working without cessation
since early morning. The people of
Kingfisher have thrown their homes open
for the sucoor of the Injured. Enough
clothes and supplies have been donated
to provide an army. . .
It will be. impossible to' ascertain the
exact number of dead for several days.
Many of those reported missing may
show, up safe at some point down the
Searching for Bodies.
Tonight the derailed cars are lying near
the bank of the river. A party of
searchers is working with torches and
lanterns to lend aid to any who may
be within the coaches or recover the
bodies. It is the opinion of people who
are at the scene of the wreck that a
few bodies will j be found inside the
The injured are at Kingfisher
and are: Mrs. Robinson, Enid, Okla.,
brulsej badly; George L. Wright,
Denver, badly bruised and cut; C. W.
Brown, Comanche, I. T., arm wrenched;
Mrs. C. E. Huschler, Dallas, Tex., back
slightly injured; David Lang, Hlllsboro,
Tex., cut on head, back and arm; C. M.
Bacon, Enid, Okla., arm dislocated; 8-year-old
child of Mrs. Kate Sells,
Payne, O.; strangled from effects of
water, cannot live; Simon W. Bryon,
fireman, shoulder dislocated, cut on
head and neck; Engineer lies, cut on
(Concluded on Page 4.)
TEACHING THE TIGER A NEW TRICK
' I . . 42j'S'.W JSir
TO LEAD IN CUBA
Fruits of Good Work in
IN CASE UNCLE SAM STEPS IN
Ample Naval Force to Protect
REBELS QUIETING DOWN
Marietta and Dixie Stop Trouble at
Cienfuegos After Another Plan
tation Is Burned Taft and
Bacon Sail From Tampa.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. General
Frederick Funston, who is now on his
way to Washington under orders from
the War Deportment, will probably be
assigned to command the army in Cuba,
if intervention should be found neces
sary. While orders have not been Issued
for the movement of troops to Cuba, the
army was never better prepared for quick
action, If It Is found necessary to send
them to Cuba. .
General Funston Is probably as well
informed regarding conditions In the isl
and as any officer of the arnty. He made
a good reputation in the Philippines, and
only a few months ago attracted atten
tion by the manner In which he handled
the difficult situation growing out of the
employment of troops in San Francisco
after the earthquake. The fact that ho
is under orders to come to Washington
and to await further Instructions Indi
cates that' he is wanted for Important
Sleeper Reports Conditions.
Acting Secretary of State Adee re
ceived today a dispatch from Mr. Sleeper,
the American Charge at Havana, con
cerning the situation on the Island, but,
in view of the prospective arrival in Ha
vana of Secretary Taft and party tomor
row morning, the contents of the dispatch
were not disclosed. It is believed to have
dealt with the attitude of the Cuban
government and the Insurgents toward
the American officials and the considera
tion to be given their mission. It is not
known here what course Mr. Taft and
Mr. Bacon will pursue on their arrival
Commander Fullam of the gunboat
Marietta cabled the Navy Department to
day that the landing force Beems to have
overawed the insurgents at Cienfuegos,
and that there is at present no antici
pation of further destruction of property.
Commander fullam has 120 bluejackets
on the Marietta, 150 on the Dixie, which
arrived there . this morning, and 300 ma
rines. Another Sugar Estate Wrecked.
Information was received at the State
Department late today from M. R. Spell
man of the Colonial Cuban Company at
New Tork that he had been advised of
the destruction this morning of the Es
peranza sugar estate near Cienfuegos.
The estate was burned by Colonel Collada
and a band of insurgents. It is not
known whether Colonel Collada waa un
aware of the suspension of hostilities or
merely was acting as an outlaw. The
Esperanza estate is not far from the
Constantla estate, which was reported
to have been destroyed several days ago.
The insurgents have been particularly
active In the vicinity of Cienfuegos and
are reported to have destroyed .consider
able -property. Official advices concern
ing the burning of big plantations, which
have been reported from time to time,
are lacking, however.
Naval Force All at Seat
Some question has arisen over the con
flict of Mr. Spellman's dispatch and it
is possible that he refers to the same
plantation mentioned In Commander Full
man's dispatch received by the Navy
Department late yesterday afternoon.
All the ships of the navy destined for
Cuba at present are on the sea and it
is expected they will constitute a suffi
cient force until present plans fall and
Intervention becomes necessary. It is un
derstood that the navy will send a sup
ply ship with food and a collier to Ha
vana. Commander Colwell of the cruiser Den
ver cabled the Navy Department today
from Havana, saying that things were
quieting generally and the leaders were
discussing peace terms.
The State Department was Informed by
the Cuban legation today that Mr. Ques
ada, the Cuban Minister to Washington,
who waa one of the delegates to the Rio
conference, would sail from Liverpool for
New York on September 20 on the steam
GtERRA'S CCXXIXG WINS.
Raids Los Palacios and Kills and
Captures Many Militiamen.
HAVANA, Sept. 18. Alfredo Zayas,
president of the Liberal party, Informs
the Associated Press that Colonel Ava
los with 200 mounted men attacked a
rebel force under Pino Guerra yester
day, near Los Palacios, in Plnar del Rio
Province. The rebels had one man killed
and two wounded. A second attack was
about to begin when Guerra's brother,
in the capacity of peacemaker, arrived
from Havana and urged an armistice,
which was speedily arranged. The of
ficial report of the engagement says a
party of Guerra's men came to Los
Palacios and sent emissaries with an
offer to surrender. Before an answer
could be given the town was attacked.
The 90 militiamen guarding the town fell
back, leaving some dead and prisoners.
The insurgents were finally dispersed by
Colonel Avalos' force.
Many depredations were committed by
the insurgents in the town. Of the mili
tiamen three are dead and three
wounded, and of the townspeople one Is
dead and two are wounded. Among the
prisoners are 26 militiamen.
STILIj DESTROYING BRIDGES
Rebels Renew Attack on Railroads.
Government Masses Forces.
HAVANA, Sept. 18. Since the return
here of the military trains, the
rebels are again destroying prop
erty of the Cuban Western Railroad,
a British enterprise. The important
bridge near Lob Palacios has again been
destroyed; another bridge at Santa Cruz,
near Taco Taco, and smaller bridges in
that district likewise have been wrecked.
Trains run only as far as Artemlsa, and
there is no telegraphic communication be
yond that point.
Government forces 2000 strong, under
the command of Colonel Betancourt. are
concentrating at Matanzas. and It Is re
ported that they expect orders to march
Spanish Opinion of Revolt.
MADRID, Sept. 18. Much interest Is
(Concluded on Past,.?.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TESTEDAT'S Maximum temperature, 84 de
gree; minimum, 66 degree.
TODAY'S Fair and cooler; northwest
Funston chosen to command if Army
ehould go to Cuba, Page 1.
Taft and Bacon arrive In Havana today.
Cuban factions cannot agree on terms and
may leave It to Taft. Page 3.
Rebel armies unite, but defer attack on
Havana. Page 1.
More bridges burned on railroads. Page 4.
Terrible destruction by Hongkong typhoon.
German steamer ordered to leave British
naval port. Page 14.
Plot to assassinate Czar from Balloons.
Interstate Commission makes first orders
under new rate law. Page 3.
Call for warWhlps to suppra Dominican re
volt. Page 4.
Parsons and Murphy win New York pri
maries. Page 1.
Churchill defeated In New Hampshire on
ninth ballot. Page 2.
Bryan, tells what beat him In 1896. Page 1.
Labor Federation will continue Its cam
paign. Page 4.
Train plunges into river In Oklahoma and
many are drowned. Page 1.
Cardeharpers swindle rich Pitteburgers out
of $1,000,000. Page 1.
Voliva elected, overseer of Zlon. Page 5.
Opposition tickets in Insurance. Page 6.
Portland wins from Fresno, 3 to 2. Page T.
Senator Piles Is to be temporary chairman
of the Washington Republican convention.
Golconda mine is shut down because miners
are not paid. Page 6.
Steve Adams is landed in Wallace jail
after long cross-country drive. Page 6.
J. C. Barnes hanged at Oregon Penitentiary
for the murder of William Graham In
Douglas County. Page 4.
Holy Roller women glory in murder of
George Mitchell. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Another big speculation In canned tomatoes.
Boston wool market active In spots. Page 15.
"Wheat gains cent at Chicago. Page 13.
Scramble for Reading stock in New York
market. Page 15.
8teamer Geo. W. Elder floated from the
drydock. Page 14.
Aztec will be continued on Portland-San
Francisco run. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
"Chick" Houghton, paroled convict, ar
rested for stealing and confesses.
O. R. A N. will withdraw application for
franchise on East Third. Page 14.
Realty Board subscribes $10,000 to Portland-Alaska
steamship project. Page 14.
Ministerial Association gives farewell ban
quet in honor of Dr. Edgar P. Hill.
' Page 14.
O. R. ft N. Co. to try use of oil to stop
shifting of sand along tracks. Page 11.
Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. soliciting com
mittees outline campaign. Page 10.
Row over paving bids before street commit
tee of Executive Board. Page 10.
Dismissed detectives seek reinstatement by
petition to court for writ of review.
MILLION IS LOST
High Play Among
SWINDLER FORGED TO GIVE UP
Rich Victim Catches Him With
MIRROR RING ON FINGER
Saw Cards Dealt to Frank Saner,
Who Discovers Trick After loos
ing Money and Diamonds
. and Exposes Sharper,
PITTSBCTIO, Sept. 18. (Special.)-
Ona of tha worst gambling rows in tha
history of Pittsburg clubs was brought
to light here today through the Poiica
Court, which waa called on to make an
alleged card sharp disgorge money
which he won in the fashionable Amer
lcus Club last night. W. Joseph John
ston, who came to Pittsburg a year
ago from somewhere in the West and
who posed as a "broker," was the man
dragged before the police, who took
from lilm crooked gambling devices of
several kinds. They also forced John
ston to return diamonds and money,
out of which Frank Sauers, a wealthy
young club member, victim, allege!
Johnston had beaten him.
Caught With Mirror Ring.
The Americus Club is one of the best
known political organizations in the
country and has about 1003 members,
among them many young men of
wealth. It is alleged by the authorities
that there has been much crooked gam
bling in the club by card sharps, but
the arrest of this morning was tha
first ever made. Other card sharps had
been thrown out.
Johnston, It was asserted by Sauers
and others who appeared against him,
was caught red-handed In a stud poker
game in the club last night, dealing
with a "mirror ring" on the third finger
of his. right hand. This enabled him to
see the nature of the cards he dealt to
his opponent and put them in his power
absolutely. Sauers dropped a big
amount of money, then gave his dia
monds to Johnston, borrowing $530 on
them. Then he got a glimpse of tha
mirror and he clinched with Johnston.
Disgorges All Ills Plunder.
The sun with the mirror ring was
arrested, charged with obtaining money
under false pretenses. The police found
the ring and alao some tools for mark
ing cards. Johnston this morning gave
back all the money Sauers said he had
lost, returned the 'diamonds and waa
fined $50 and costs, with his promise to
leave Pittsburg as soon as possible.
Other members of the club refused to
The police here say that the amount
of money lot by the wealthy young
clubmen of Pittsburg to card sharpers
here has been something beyond belief.
One of the officials puts the amount at
not far from $1,000,000, taking the
three or four big clubs of the town.
MONOPOLY'S GAME FAILS
OWNERS OF CATAL1NA ISLAND
Passengers Land From Independent
Steamer In Defiance of Edict,
of Lords of Soil.
AVALON, Catallna Island. Cal., Sept.
18. The time-honored determination
of the Banning Company, owners, to
prevent landings on the Island of
Catallna unless passengers were con
veyed from the mainland by their
steamers brought on an encounter to
day that threw Avalon into a state
of high excitement. The steamer San
Diego, a privately chartere-l vessel,
anchored in the bay this afternoon and
prepared to land 74 passengers, most
ly women and children.
Superintendent Shaw, of the Ban
ning company, roped off the shore line
and, backed by a small army of em
ployes, attempted to stand off the par
ty. Practically all of the San Diego's
passengers eluded the guards and got
ashore. No one was injured in the
CLEW TO CECIL BRITTAN
Boy Answering Description Found
in Chicago, but Lost Again.
' CHICAGO, Sept. 19. Relatives of
Cecil A. Brittan, 5 years old, who was
kidnaped July 15 near his parents' Sum
mer home at Tollgate, Or., asked tha
Chicago police yesterday to aid in the
search for the missing boy.
The boy's father, R. L. Brittan, a
wealthy merchant of Walla Walla.
Waah., has offered a reward of $1500 for
the return of his son. It is believed tha
kidnaper if holding the boy in order to
secure ransom money.
A boy answering the description of
Cecil Brittan was arrested recently by
the police and the following day a man
who said he was the boy's father, took
him to Salt Lake, Utah.