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VOL. XLVIII.--.yO. 14,906. PORTLAND, OREGOX, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 19Q8. TRICE FITE CEXTS
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OFFERS UNION TO
TAKES WILD RIDE
TAFT MAY VISIT
TO CHEAT RIVAL
- PACIFIC COAST
OPENS HIS CAMPAIGN IX "UN
CLE JOE'S" DISTRICT TODAY
GOOD CLOTHES AND FIXE
CALIFORNIA FARMER CAUGHT
HORSE SHOCK COXGREGATIOX
UP FROM EARTH BY BALLOOX.
Kills Pretty Widow on
Eve of Wedding.
HIDES HOME WITH CORPSE
Then Indiana Carpenter Takes
His Own Life.
HOSTLER'S GHASTLY FIND
Wabash Livery Stable Employe
Finds Two Dead Bodies Seated
- Bolt Upright on Seat
of Hired Baggy.
WABASH, Ind.. Sept. 6. (Special.)
Joel F. Baker, of Wabash, last night
killed Mrs. Sylvia Hornice, a pretty
young widow, to prevent her marrying
a rival suitor today. Then placing the
body in a buggy and holding it In his
arms he drove 12 miles to the' city.
Just before reaching town Baker shot
and killed himself. Hie body remained
In an upright position beside that of the
body of the woman he had killed several
hours before. TTie horse hired from a
local livery barn made Its way ungulded
to the stable. The hostler hearing a noise
outside. Investigated and found the buggy
with the. two corpses In front of the
Was Rival's Housekeeper.
Baker was Jealous over the relations
of his victim with John Warner, for
whom she was a housekeeper. Whether
Warner, who is out of the city, is the
man she Intended to wed is not known.
Baker, who was a carpenter, about 41
years of age, engaged the horse and
buggy at a local livery barn last night.
He and Mrs. Hornice were seen driving
bout the city, making merry with oth
ers in the crowds attending the Eagles'
Evidences of Struggle.
About midnight they were seen to
etart out one of the country roads In
the buggy. - The Sheriff today followed
the road and discovered, the place
where Mrs. Hornice was shot. Frag-
mnts of her clothing were lying on the
ground near the roadside. Bushes were
trampled and evidence of a fierce strug
gle were found. Both Baker and Mrs.
Hornice had been married before, the
woman's husband having been mur
dered in this city several years ago In
a saloon fight.
RACES CLASH IN ALASKA
Portuguese Cannery Laborers Kill
Japanese at Bristol Bay.
SAN FRAXCISOd. Sept. 6. (Special.)
The American ship Columbia, return
ing today from Nushagak, Bristol Bay.
brings news of a bloody feud between
the Portuguese and Japanese cannery
hands. The feud, which has long exist
ed between the two nationalities work
ing In the Alaskan canneries, resulted,
according to the men of the returning
calmon fleet, in the death of several
Captain Larsen reports that the sea
con's catch Is 1.1:7.000 cases, the larg
est In many years.
Coming out of Unlmak Pass Augoet
J3. the Columbia was In company with
the bark Isaac Reed, the bark Levi G.
Burgess and the bark Guy C. Goes. The
Columbia also reports that the bark
Isaac Reed left August IS with (S.000
eases of salmon, the bark Levi G. Bur
gess August 17 with (5,000 cases, the
bark Star of India August 21. and the
chip Indiana on August 20.
ALLEGED MURDERER TAKEN
Prisoner Is Believed to Be Man
Wanted for Six Murders.
SHERMAN. Tex., Fwp,L 6. Alleging that
tie Is James C Dunham, who, 12 years
ago. it is charged, killed, three men and
three women at San Jose.Cal., Deputy
United States .Marshal McFee today
caused the arrest of a man known in
the community in which he has j resided
for a year. Whites bo ro. Tex., as 'Bill"
The man denies he is the person
wanted, declaring he came to Texas from
Tennessee, and says he knows nothing
of the crime. He will be held pending
advices from California-
SOCIALISTS MOB CHURCH
Policemen Prevent Invasion of
GLASGOW, Sept 6. Two thousand
Socialists and unemployed, after an
open-air meeting today, at which vio
lent speeches were made, attempted for
cibly to Invade the Cathedral during
services. A large body of police frus
trated the designs of the mob by charg
ing It with batons. Several rioters
were Injured and the mob dispersed.
The Socialists threaten to meet on
Thursday. 80.000 strong, and attack the
Terror-Strlcken , Prunegrower ,, Is
Carried Out of Sight, bat Es
capes Without a Scratch.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Sept . (Special.) I
A balloon ascension . at Alum Rock
Park, this afternoon, came near ending
faulty for Fred Biaggi, a prune
rancher living near Alvlso. It seems
that Blaggl had boasted to a number
of women friends that he was not
afraid to go up In the balloon, so. as
Arthur I. Vorra, Chief ( Staff
to William H. Taft, Who Will
Aefompaar Candidate oa
the baloon was cut loose, he rushed to
the spot and proceeded to get himself
tangled up In the ropes. The aeronaut
yelled to htm to keep clear, the women
screamed and there was a general
panic. As the balloon shot upward
Biaggi struggled to free himself, but
not' until he was so far up in the air
that it was impossible for him to drop.
and he was forced to hang on for dear
At an altitude of some 2500 feet the
professional balloonist cut loose In his
parachute and descended safely, but
Blaggl was carried up and out of sight.
Then a wind caught the balloon and
carried it far over the hills. It was
nearly an hour before a rescuing party
found the rancher. Miraculously he
was uninjured. He had held onto the
ropes until the balloon let him .reach
the ground without a scratch.
LEFT PRISONER IN WELL
Baby Girl, Victim of Brother's Joke,
Found. Sound Asleep.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal., Sept 6
(Special.) Ethel, the 4-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Paisley, of
Fish Springs, was rescued from the
depths of a dry well on the Palaley
ranch last night, after being 13 hours a
prisoner. Yesterday morning the parents
drove to town, leaving the children
alone. In play, the boy lowered his sis
ter Into the well, then forgot her. An
accident delayed the parents', return,, but
before dark they were searching for the
child. They expected to find her dead
In the well. Her brother remembered his
foolish act and concealed himself beneath
An older boy descended into the well,
only to find the-little girl fast asleep.
her swollen eyes and tear-stained cheeks
indicating her condition of mind before
slumber brought forgetfulness.
ABD-EL-AZIZ GIVES UP
Abandons Hope of Regaining His
' Throne and Disbands Army.
TANGIER. Sept . Advices received
here from. Madiuna.say that Abd-El-
Azlz. who was momentarily encouraged
by the victory of Mtougoul, one of his
chiefs, over the forces of . Mulal Hand,
has again given up hope and disbanded
his army, saying to them:
"Go where you will; let those who de
sire to follow Mulal Hafid. follow him."
Mohammed Sldl El Mokhri, the Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs', has arrived at
Tangier. It Is understood that he comes
here for the purpose of negotiating the
abdication of Abd-El-Azix.
PARIS. Sept. . The Temps editorially
expresses the opinion that Germany Is
not proceeding with the policy initiated
In her recent note with reference to th
recognition of Mulal Hafid as Sultan of
Morocco and that therefore the incident
may now be considered closed.
GIRL PERISHES IN HOME
Five Persons Sustain Injuries When
Flames Destroy House.
STOCKTON. Cal.. Sept 6. A fire
which destroyed the home of James
Harper in McLeod's Addition, north of
Stockton, thla evening, burned to death
a S-year-old daughter and painfully
burned hia wife and three other daugh
ters and John McKee, a hired man.
Harper, who Is a miner, is away.
The fir M caused by the explosion
of gasoline being used as a spray to
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Urges His Managers to
THIRSTS TO GET INTO ACTION
Suggests That Stay in Cincin
nati Can Be Cut. Short.
GIVE SIX WEEKS ON ROAD
Republican Candidate Is to Leave
Bass Fishing Grounds Today.
Trip Will Be Punctuated by
Rear Platform Speeches.
MIDDLE: BASS ISLAND, Sept S. W.
H. Taft will leave here tomorrow morn
ing. He has written the National Re
publican committee to arrange for him a
speechmaking Itinerary and has sug
gested that the states of Missouri, Ne
braska, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana,
and New York be included In any tour
that may be decided on.
Mr. Taft has also expressed the view
that his stay in Cincinnati might be ter
minated as early as September 21, thus
permitting the extension of his sen-ices
in the general political field to a period
of nearly six weeks and make possible
a trip from coast to coast.
Taft Expresses Views.
'I cannot conceive of anything more
depressing than to be denied participa
tion In an active campaign, or to be
kept quietly in one place, depending
wholly upon necessarily fragmentary re
ports as to what Is going on and as to
what conditions are."
This was the recent summing up by
Judge Taft of his personal feelings in
the situation. .....
The Taft party will leave hero at 10
o'clock tomorrow. Sandusky will be
reached by trolley before dark, where
they will go to the home of Edward
Marsh for the night The trip to Cin
cinnati, which begins Tuesday afternoon.
will be punctuated with at least ten
speeches from the rear platform of the
train. Before leaving Sandusky, Mr. Taft
will addrss the old soldiers and make a
political speech at the local theater.
Not on Special Train.
When Tiffin Is reached at 2:50 o'clock
another speech will be delivered and then
on down through the state Including the
towns of Carry, Wharton, Forest Ken
ton, Bellefontaine, Urbana, Springfield
and Dayton. These speechea will neces
sarily be short, as the Taft car will be
attached to the regular train on the Big
Four and no changes in the running
time of the trains have been arranged
Mr. Taft has not prepared the Te
tarks he is to deliver on the trip and
will In each instance speak extempor
aneously. He will handle different topics
of the campaign in different speeches.
Vorys Explains Choice.
A. I. Vorys. chief of staff of the can
didate, returned here today from Youngs-.
town, where he presided at the opening
yesterday of the campaign.
'We selected Youngstown for the open
ing of the campagn," Mr. Vorys said.
"because it is a great Industrial center.
The Idea has been promulgated that union
labor Is against the Republican ticket
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SPEAKER OF NATIONAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. AND PRESIDENT OF THE
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR, WHO IS WAGING WAR TO
: PREVENT HIS RE-ELECTION
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Joseph G. Cs
Labor Leader Plans to Defeat En
einy by Appeal .'to Union
DANVILLE, III., Sept 8. Samuel Gom
pers, president of the American Federa
tion of . Labor, will ' Invade the Ninth
Congressional - District of Illinois Mon
day for the avowed purpose of bringing
about the defeat of Joseph G. Cannon
Speaker of the National House of Repre
sentatlvesj, who is making his nineteenth
ilirtoii A. Mill", Slated lur
Democratic national Vice
chairman. With Headquarters
campaign for a seat In . the House of
Congress from the territory indicated.
Mr. Gompers Is billed to make his first
address at the Labor Day celebration
.ere tomorrow. Two years ago he an
nounced he would make a number of
peeches for the Democratic candidate
Ivno opposea Jir. cannon, nuwever, mr.
Jumpers made only ofte or two speeches
In me OUlSHiriB V IltJ UIBIIICI, liu.llig, ivj
'appear In . Danvilie, where the heaviest
labor vote of Mr. Cannon's district Is
Despite -the activity which Mr. Gom
pers promises in his declaration that he
will attempt to defeat Mr. Cannon - by
lining up the labor vote against him, the
Speaker Is confident of re-election.
WOUNDED BY HUNTER; DIES
Charles Christie, Shot by Mistake
for Deer, Succumbs to Injuries.
GRANTS PASS, Or., Sept 8. (Special.)
Charles Christie, who was shot by Win
Llttlefield by mistake for a deer, died
Llttlefield is still In jail awaiting a
trial on a charge of pointing a gun. It
la quite likely, since the death of Chris
tie, this charge will be dismissed and a
more serious one preferred against him.
JOB FOR MILTON A. MILLER
Lebanon Statesman to Be Demo
., cratic National Vice-Chairman.
. CHICAGO.. Septx 6. National Commit
teeman M. a! Miller, , of -Oregon, reached
here today from the West It Is gener
ally regarded that Mr. .-Miller will be
made vice-chairman of the ' National
Committee and placed in charge of the
Western headquarters, which likely will
be established in Portland.' Or.
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Citizens, Aided by Army of
Miners, Check Flames.
HUNDREDS ARE DESTITUTE
Governor Johnson Issues Proclama
tion Calling for Aid for Fire
Sufferers Greatest Xeed Is
for Temporary Shelter.
DtELDTH, Minn., Sept. 6. After de
stroying the town of Chlsholm, on the
Mesaba Range, and burning over thou
sands of acres In St. Louis, Carleton
and Itasca Counties, In Minnesota, and
the northern portion of Douglas County,
Wisconsin, the many forest fires which
have been raging In these districts
were checked today, and if the wind
does not spring up again. It Is not
likely that further damage will be
The strong wind, which had driven
the flames before it In many timbered
and agricultural districts, subsided
this morning and thousands of home-
Jess people were given a chance to
take stock of their belongings and to
prepare to replace the many burned
farmhouses and settlements and the
once flourishing town of Chlsholm, 65
miles north of Duluth.
Two Towns Are Saved.
The fire subsiding enabled the in
habitants of Buhl and Nashwa-uk to
save these towns. Several buildings
at the edge of Nashwauk were burned,
but by valiant all-night work, the
1000 miners and citizens prevented the
flames from sweeping over the vil
lage. - The town was entirely sur
rounded by a wall of fire, and Its
escape from obliteration was remark
There Is little timber adjacent to
Buhl and, although forest fires com
pletely sunrounded the village, the 630
inhabitants had only to extinguish the
incipient biases started by falling
brands to protect the village. Nash
wauk is 25 miles southwest of
Chlsholm, and Buhl la seven miles to
Scenes in Burned City.
Chlsholm presents a scene of ruin
and desolation. Blackened and smok
ing plies of charred wood, little heaps
of gray ashes scattered by the breeze
piles of brick and mortar, all canopied
with a dense pall of smoke comprise
what was one of the most flourishing
town on the Mesaba Iron range. The
only buildings remaining are the new
$125,000 High School, the grade school.
the Catholic Church, the Italian Church
and a dozen dwellings In the southern
most parts of the town, which were
saved by a few heroic fire fighters
who stuck to their posts in the face of
the cyclonic onslaught of the flames
Loss Will Be $1,750,000.
The damage to property is estimated
at $1,000,000 and the personal property
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Old-Fashioned Baptists of Los
Angeles Insist on His
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 6. (Special.)
Because Rev.-E. H. Brooks, the schol
arly pastor of the small but fashionable
Flgueroa-Street Baptist Church, teaches
the doctrines of modern Christianity,
lives In a good house, wears well-cut
apparel and drives a lively stepping
horse, he faces a heresy trial next
Dr. William II train fcoulkea.
Pastor of First Presbyterian
Thursday evening that threatens to ar
ray the old and new schools of theology
against each other.
The minority of his congregation
headed by Rev. Ira A. Cain, a well-
known retired clergyman, and two dea
cons, today demanded his resignation on
the ground that he should give way to
some man who will represent the good
Other ministers of the denomination
took a hand in the remarkable contro
versy tonight Rev. C. C. Pierce, pastor
of Memorial Baptist Church, was out
spoken In condemnation of Brooks' tra
The views of the church are broader
todar than ever before," he declared,
and more in accord with the teachings
of the Master. Those who call Dr.
Brooks a heretic know no more of the
doctrines held at the present day In our
church than they do of Chinese litera
OIL BUBBLE IS PUNCTURED
Seepage From Burled Fuel Tank
Caused Arizona Stampede.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., Sept .
(Special.) Seepage from a big crude
oil tank, erected at Yucca, Ariz., for
replenishing the fuel eupply of Santa
Fe locomotives. Is responsible for the
oil frenzy which, during the past week
has taken hundreds of excited people
to that locality from points hundreds
of miles distant Experts sent to the
scene by the Santa Fe Company traced
the oil direct to the tank, an analysis
of the black fluid skimmed from the
water in a well 35 feet distant from
the tank satisfying even the most en
thusiastic locators of ' their mistake.
The desert had been staked out for
miles. All manner of vehicles had been
pressed Into service, carrying people to
the field, and in many Instances men
had sacrificed their property elsewhere
to be first on the ground.
THINK DONAHUE INNOCENT
Police Say Letters Show He Did Xot
' OAKLAND. SeDt 6 From a careful
raritne nt letters found among the effects
of Daniel Donahue.' known ' as the hus
band of Alice Donahue, whose body was
found buried a week ago at Emeryville,
fha nnlica are now convinced that Dona
hue was not connected with her murder.
Th letters show positively according
to the detectives, that in June, the month
in which the murdered woman disap
peared. Donahue did not know what had
become of her.
The principal letter Is one from Mrs
Sndle Foreman. Uniontown, Pa., a sister
of the dead woman, and was written evi
dently in answer to a letter from Dona
hue asking for information.
WANT "ADS" GET RECRUITS
Xavy Department Finds Classified
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. "Want" ad
vertisements have been found helpful by
the Navy Department In its recruiting
work, and hereafter most Of the money
available for that purpose will be spent
in that class of advertising in preference
to the display forms.
ATLANTIC CITY CLOSED
Xo Attempt Is Made to Lift Sun
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Sept .
There was practically no violation of the
liquor laws here today. As on last Sun
day, the saloons and cafes were closed.
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CONGREGATIONS ARE WEALTHY
Plan Hit On as Solution for
Transfer of Calvary.
MATTER BEING CONSIDERED
Proposed Joining of Two Religious
Bodies Means Return of Child to
Parent, for First Church Aid
ed Organization of Other. ,
Consolidation of the First Presby
terian Church and the Calvary Presby
terian Church has been proposed to the
latter body by the former. No action
has yet been taken by the Calvary
Church. The- question will probably be
presented to the members some time
next month. A Joint meeting of the
board of trustees and the session of
the Calvary Church will be held the
night of September 14, at which time
the letter from the session of the First
Church will be read and the matter dls
cussed, preparatory to laying the ques
tion before the congregation. John
Bain, clerk of the session, is in receipt
of the letter, which bears date of Au
Plans Xot Definite.
Because the matter has not yet taken
definite shape. It Is not known where
the united congregation will hold its
meetings, should It finally be decided
to unite. But as the present property
of the First Church, consisting of the
north half of the block bounded by
Twelfth, Thirteenth and Alder streets.
Is valuable aa business property, and
as the business section of the city is
growing rapidly in that direction, it la
believed that this will eventually be
sold. In that case, It may be necessary
to tear down or remodel the present
Calvary Church, in order to house the
The Calvary Church Is located at
Eleventh an-d Clay streets. The manse
is upon the same property, which is
75 by 200 feet. It is estimated that
this is worth about $30,000. The church
le a frame structure, and was greeted
Wealthiest Church in City.
The estimated worth of the entire
holdings of the First Church, tha
wealthiest congregation in the City of
Portland, Is $479,000. When the hand
some stone structure, which now stands
at the corner of Twelfth and Alder
streets, was erected it cost the mem
bers of the congregation $200,000. It
Is estimated that the half block upon
which it stands Is worth about $250,000;
this In addition to the value of the
manse. In addition to these holdings.
the church owns the property at Fourth
and Burnside on which the Men's Re
sort stands. The estimated value of
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum tmpratur, 6i
degrees; minimum, 58 dearoea.
TODAY'S fhowers; southerly winds.
Minnesota forest tires are rnecaea; io mi
Chlsholm will be I1.7S0.UO0. Pge i.
Indiana man kil! tretty widow to prevent
Her wedding rival. Page 1.
Bryan rejoices over Tart's decision to make
campaign tour; calls It a vindication.
Gompers Invades Speaker Cannon's district
to get latter's scalp. Page 1.
Republicans of Illinois blame new primary
law for menace which exists to success
01 Deneen. Page S.
Pacific Coast League scores: Portland B;
Los Angeles 3. Oakland 3-0; San Fran
cisco !!-. Page .
Bankers to r-lay baseball today for charity.
Notable local tennis tournament will begin
today. Page 8.
Oregon athletes glvn special attention by
President Roosevelt. Page 8.
Four Portland Councllmen Inspect municipal
works at Seattle. Page 4.
Harrlman visits Medford and Ashland oa
way South. Page 4.
Idaho farmer Is murdered and house tired
to conceal crime. Page 4.
Los Angeles Baptist preacher charged with
heresy by his flock. Page 1.
California farmer takes wild ride beneath
runaway balloon. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
All arrangements are complete for monster
Labor day celebration today. Page 14.
Fishermen of both upper and lower Colum
bia will light enforcement of laws pro
hibiting salmon fishing. Page 14.
C JC Mc Arthur will be appointed secretary
of Republican state central committee.
Oregon Spiritualists, split Into two bodies,
hold separate conventions. Page 14.
First Presbvterlan Church invites Calvary
Presbyterian to Join with It. Page 1.
Dr William Foulkes preaches strong ser
mon on responsibilities of labor. Page 5.
Portland drydoc.k engaged for repairs to
British steamship Beechley. Page IS.
Burgalow Theater opens with Baker Stock
Company. Page 8.