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BRYAN BOOKS BEAR
DRIVES OUT SPY
NO UNION LABEL
IN FOREST FIRES
FRIEND OF L
WILL BORROW $75,000,000 TO
SAVE BIG LOSSES.
UTAH MAX CAUGHT WATCHING
MOST OF THEM PUBLISHED BY
Flames Devour Train,
FIREMAN BOILED TO DEATH
Fleeing Train Wrecked and
Prey to Flames.
SEVEN PERISH IN HOMES
Death Comes to Women and Chil
dren Before They Can Escape.
Six Michigan and Wisconsin
Towns Are Destroyed.
REll.T9 OF FOREST FIRES.
On relief tratn from Mets 15
Henry Kemps, wife and three
children, near Mets 5
Fred Newlckl.and wife, near Mets 1
Mets. Mich.; South Rogers. Mich.;
Pound. Wis. ; Packard. Wis.; Bolton.
Mich.: Cathro. Mich.
ALPENA. Mich.. Oct. IS. Fifteen peo
ple lost their lives last night in the burn
In of the Detroit 4b Mackinaw Railway
relief train, which was carrying the In
habitants or the little village of Met.
miles mirth of here, to safety from
the forest fires which were sweeping
away their homes. The ill-fated
train was ditched by spreading rails at
Nowlckl, siding, a few miles south of
Me:, and the terrified refugees were
forced to ahandon the cars and rush for
safety either down the track with burn
ing forests on either side, or Into the
.ploughed fields near the siding.
Eleven of the victims were women and
children, who were unable to escape
quickly enough from the gondola car
whlca they wore nccupylr.g. Their charred
bodies were found there today, when res
cuers reached the scene. Two of the men
victims were members of the train crew.
Four additional fatalities occurred in
the neighborhood of the wreck last nlht.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred "Wagner died from
heat and exhaustion on their farm near
the scene of the wreck, and Mr. at.d
Mrs. Fred Nowlckl. Jr., lost their lives
In their burning house near the elding
where the wreck occurred. Following is
the list of the dead in the wreck:
List of Dead.
WILLIAM RARTI.ETT. Alpena, brakemaa.
ARTHUR LEE. Alpena, fireman.
JOHN K ON I EOS-NY.
MRB. JOHN KON1ECSNT.
JOHN KOXIBX'SNT. aged . ,
JOSEPH KONIEX-SNT.' ased a.
HELEN KON1BCSNT. aged 7 months.
MRS. GEORGE CICERO.
MARGARET CICERO, aged X.
GEORGE CICERO. aged B.
... A THMD CICERO CHILD. ejred S.
ifns. WILLIAM A. HARDIES.
PAI-LINE HARDIES, aged .
MART HARDIES, agad .
MINNIE HARDIES, aged 8 months.
When the forest fires closed in yes
terday about the little Tillage, a spe
cial train of three empty box cars and
two coal gondolas was rushed to Metz.
In charge of John E. Ktnville. con
ductor; William Foster. engineer;
Arthur Lee. fireman, and William Bart
lett, brakeman. As rapidly as possible
the people and their goods were loaded
Into the cars. Some refused to aban
don their goods, or the train might
have left earlier and have reached
Alpena In safety. When the train
finally started there were about 100
frightened people aboard.
The flames were already sweeping;
through the village.
Foster started his train for Alpena.
Nearlng Nowlckl crossing, he saw
biasing piles of cedar ties on both
sides of the track. Opening wide the
throttle he tried to dash through at
full speed, but the heat had loosened
the rails and they had spread and the
train left the track. Blazing piles of
ties -surrounded It. and in an Instant
the cars caught tire.
Mothers and Babes Cremated.
The terror-stricken people, caught by
the peril from which they were fleeing.
Jumped from the cars and rushed down
the track. Three mothers and their
little ones were not quick enough.
They were cremated In the gondola
car. where they were caught.
Bartlett sprang into the water tank be
hind the engine, only to be literally boiled
to death as the flames swept over It.
Foster and Ktnville fled down the track
through the fire and smoke and were the
first to ' reach the village of Posen and
they reported the wreck and asked for
assistance from here.
Behind them straggled a burned and
wounded procession of refugees from the
wrecked train. It was a fearful march
over the hot ties with the flames from
the burning woods on either side of tlie
track roaring and snapping In their
Foster was terribly burned about the
head and face, but It Is thought that he
mill recover. Ktnville was badly scorched.
James White was totally blinded by
burns. John Nowlckl. Sr.. and his wife
and Mrs. Albert Hardies and her young
son were also seriously burned. Many
more of the refugees are suffering from
The first relief train from here reached
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Republican National Committee Is
sues List Proving Xebraskan's
CHICAGO, 111.. Oct. 16. (Special.)
Charges that William J. Bryan, despite
his avowed friendship for organized
labor, generally picked out a non-union
shop when he had a book to be pub
lished were made today at Republican
National headquarters. Following is
the list of Bryan's woks as issued
from Republican headquarters:
"Letters to a Chinese Official," pub
lished in 1907 by McClure. Phillips &
Co., New York; no union. label.
"World's Famous Orations." 1906, ten
volumes, published by Funk & Wag
nalls; no union label. Given as a pre
mium with Literary Digest.
-The Second Battle." 1900. published
by W. B. Conkey & Co., Chicago: union
Eighty-seven pages reprint on "The
First Battle. "Republic or Empire?"
published by W. if. Conkey & Co.. con
taining a collection of speeches by
Bryan. Goinpers. Adlai Stevenson and
others. Introduction written by Bryan
and book edited by him; no union label.
"Under Other Flags," published In
1905: no union label.
"The Commoner Condensed," pub
lished in 1901; no union label.
"The Old World and Its Ways," pub
lished In 1907; union label.
"The First Battle." published in 1896
by W. B. Conkey A Co.: union label.
MRS. TUCKER" WILL WAIT
Determined to Prosecute Husband
as Soon as He Recovers.
CHICAGO. Oct 16. States Attorney
Healy today stated, following a con
ference with Haynie R. Pearson, at
torney for Mrs. William F. Tucker,
that no action would be taken against
Colonel Tucker In the courts, pending
the result of the latter's Illness. Mr.
Pearson said that the charge of wife
abandonment was withdrawn yester
day by Mrs. 'Tucker to clear the way
for an Indictment by the grand Jury
and subsequent extradition proceed
ings. "Since then," Mr. Pearson said. "I
have received a.copy of the War De
partment order directing Colonel
Tucker to proceed to the Government
Hospital at Hot Springs. I am also
Informed that the patient's condition
is critical and hence agree with Mr.
Healy that this Is not the time for an
Indictment. This course meets with
the approval of Mrs. Tucker, who,
however. Is anxious to vindicate her
self of any misapprehensions which
may have found lodgment in the pub
WHY CHANLERS QUARRELED
Hostile Criticism of Amelle Rives'
Novel Was Cause.
CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va., Oct. 16
John Armstrong Chanler. former husband
of Amelia Rlws. the authoress, and
brother of Lewis Stuyvcsant Chanler,
Democratic candidate for Governor of
New York, took the stand today in his
own behalf In the insanity proceedings
before Commissioner Booth. The object
of the suit is to establish legally Chan
ler's sanity and to recover his. fortune,
which he alleges has been confiscated by
the New York courts.
Mr. Chanler testified that one of the
causes for the Ill-feeling that exists be
tween him and his brothers was that at
the time of hts engagement to Amelle
Rives one of hts brothers. Wlnthrop As
tor Chanler. sent him a copy of her book.
"The Quick and the Dead," with hostile
criticism marked on the margin in blue
pencil. He showed this to his fiancee, the
result being that she did not invite his
brothers and sisters to the wedding, the
single exception being Margaret Living
ston Chanler, now Mrs. Richard Aldrlch.
CARPENTER IS SUSPENDED
British Amateur Association Pun
ishes American Runner.
NEW TORK, Oct. 16. James E. Sulli
van, president of the Amateur Athletic
Union of the United States, today received
official notification of the permanent sus
pension of J. C. Carpenter, of Cornell
University, by the Amateur Athletic As
sociation of Great Britain. Carpenter was
the member of the American Olympic
team who finished first In the 400-meter
race on July 23 last, but who was dis
qualified for alleged "boring" and Inter
ference with Lieutenant Windham Hal
swelle, the English runner?
The annual meeting of the Amateur Ath
letic Association will be held November
23 and the suspension of Carpenter by the
British Association will be taken up.'
TUG ENGINEER TESTIFIES
Hearing in Star of Bengal Case Is
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16. The Inves
tigation Into the circumstances connected
with the wreck of the bark Star of Bengal
In the Arctic on September 20. was con
tinued today before Inspectors Bolles and
Bulger. Engineer Olsen of the tug Hat
tie Gage, whose captain Is accused of
cowardice in deserting the bark before
the wreck occurred was on the stand.
The engineer was unable to give much In
formation as to the condition of the
weather at the time the tow line was cut
as he was In charge of the engines.
The investigation was then postponed
until the mate of the Hattie Gage- and
other witnesses can be present
to Union Leader.
RECORD ON PANAMA CANAL
Proves Him Model Employer of
SURE G0MPERS WILL FAIL
President Declares Candidate Occu
pies Position Towards Labor as
Himself Labor Worst Suf
ferer by His Defeat.
CHICAGO, Oct. '16. T. J. Dolan, gen
eral secretary-treasurer of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Steam Shovel
& Dredgemen, today made public a
letter from President Roosevelt, an
swering one sent by Mr. Dolan, in
which Mr. Dolan declared that his or
ganization was proud of Mr. Taft's
honorary membership In the brother
hood. Mr. Roosevelt's letter follows: a
Sure Taft Is Labor's Friend.
"The White House. Washington. Oct.
15. My Dear Mr. Dolan: I have your
letter of the 13th Instant and am much
pleased with the copy of the article
for your Journal which you Inclosed.
Indeed, you may rest assured that. If
I did not believe that Taft would oc
cupy Just the position toward organ
ized labor that I have tried to occupy
and in which you and I believe, then,
fond though I am of him. I would not
back him. As you know, I have never
for one moment hesitated to oppose
organized labor on any point where 1
thought organized labor was wrong;
but Just as little do I hesitate to stand
up for organized labor when I think It
"The administration can well afford to
stand on its record of positive accom
plishment for organized, labor, and, as'
regards the Isthmus of Panama, where
we have much to do with organized labor,
that record Is Taft's. You yourself know
well what the United States Government
has done as regards the workingmen of
the Isthmus; thanks largely to Mr. Taft.
the record of the Government at Panama
Is that of a model employer, both as re
gards wages and hours and as regards
the housing and care of employes .
Labor Would Suffer Most.
"I do not believe that the laboring
men of this country have ever had In of-
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Grandson of Brigham Young Rough
ly Handled and Threatened
COLORADO SPRINGS,, Colo., Oct. 16.
George Young of.Ogden, Utah, claiming
to be a grandson of Brigham Young and
a student in the University of Utah, was
found concealed behind the . grandstand
on Washburn Field, watching the secret
practice , of the Colorado College Tigers
yesterday afternoon. He was roughly
handled and It was with difficulty that
the students were prevented from throw
ing him into Monument Creek. However,
he was allowed to go on the promise that
he would not return.
About 40 minutes later he was seen
back of the grandstand at the west side
of the field. He had a kodak and was
trying to get some snapshots.
Young was escorted to a train by the
students and sent out of town toward
PINE CREST. Colo., Oct. 16. Joseph
Maddock, coach of the Utah football
eleven, when questioned regarding the
report from Colorado Springs of the dis
covery of an alleged Utah "spy" on the
Colorado College campus, denied the man
was In any way connected with his ag
gregation, or. in fact, with the university.
DINING CARS ARE ROBBED
Colored Woman Arrested as Ac
complice in Oakland, Cal.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 16. Mrs. Earl
Smith, a colored' boarding-housekeeper,
is being held for trial here on
the charge of appropriating goods be
longing to the Southern Pacific Rail
road dining-car department. She and
two of her friends were arrested Just
after they had picked up a bag of gro
ceries thrown from an outgoing eastern-bound
dining car at the West Oak
land yards today. The bag contained
sandwiches, sugar, cans of vegetables
and fruits, butter, oranges and lemons.
The dining-car department has been
missing goods lately and suspicion fell
upon the boarding housekeeper be
cause of the character of her table
and the variety of her. menus. The
woman has friends and. ' relatives on
ALLIGATOR FIGHTS MASTER
Gives Trainer Battle ' for Life on
Stage of Theater.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 16. A battle for
life took place before the eyes of hun
dreds of spectators in the Auditorium
Theater last night between "Great
Swaft." trainer of alligators, and Nell,
the largest reptile in his group of
eight The attack was made by the
alligator in the large tank In the cen
ter of the stage used by "Great Swan.
But for the presence of mind of sev
eral stage hands the trainer would un
doubtedly have been killed. He Is suf
fering from deep wounds in his limbs.
Locked Up for Night
Without Verdict. .
CASE CONCLUDED AT 2:16 P.M.
Defendant Is Hopeful, Despite
State's Strong Case.
SERIOUS AT TRIAL'S END
Suspected Murderer of Xathan
Wolff Grows Restive After Re
turn to Cell Because Hours
Pass by Without Acquittal. -
JURY LOCKED CP AT 10:30 P. M.
The Martin Jury had not reached
a verdict at 10:30 P. M. and was
locked up for the night. At 6 o'clock
last night the talesmen went to sup
per, returning to the Courthouse and
conltnuing their deliberations within
a short time. Judge Cle'and stood
In readiness to receive a erdlct and
many of the spectators, as well as
the lawyers in the case, remained In
the courtroom until It waa known
there would be no return last night.
That there would be a disagreement
waa the general opinion at the Court
house. - Edward H. Martin's fate was placed
in the hands of the Jury early yes
terday afternoon, after a final plea had
been made for his conviction of the
murder of Nathan Wolff, and Circuit
Judge Cleland had given final instruc
tions to the Jury as to the manner in
which they should go about solving
the intricate "murder' mystery.
At I P. M. the court began deliver
ing his charge to the Jury, a process
which consumed 14 minutes. Tb,4 12
men were then delivered td the cunbdy
of the bailiff and takto Into a closed
room for deliberation. They filed from
the courtroom at 2:16 o'clock.
Martin Shows Severe Strain.
During the climax of the trial, ' Mar
tin was in a most serious mood, but
the moment the Jury had left the room,
there was a relaxation, from the strain
and he began talking good-naturedly
with his lawyers.
"I think they'll be back here in a
little while and then I can go home,"
he suggested, optimistically. A mo
ment later he seemed quite put out
when Sheriff Stevens told him he would
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Governmental Attempt to Keep Up
Price of Staple Costs Tax
NEW YORK. Oct. 16. (Special.)
After having sustained -a loss of
$1,003,000, Brazil has abandoned its at
tempt to-corner the worjd's coffee mar
ket. For two years the government of
Sao Paulo, the chief state of Brazil,
has been purchasing coffee from its
planters to keep up the price, now
having on its hands 8,000,000 bags of
coffee. " According to advices received
today in New York, a loan of $75,000,
000, which is necessary to take care of
the present huge accumulation, is soon
to be offered for public subscription.
This corner is regarded as one of the
most interesting, but foolhardy finan
cial experiments ever attempted.
Bumper crops .have followed one an
other, and in 1905 the harvest returned
20,000,000 bags, a surplus over the en
tire world's requirements of 2.000,000
bags. Then the scheme of cornering
the market was planned. In two years
Sao Paulo had purchased from planters
8.000,000 bags, at an average cost of
$10 a bag, which was more than double
the market price.
Money thus spent was borrowed in
the United States at high interest. Now
the various loans are to be consolidated
into one' of $75,000,000.
COREY AND WIFE BARRED
Not Invited to Wedding or Steel
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16. (Special.)
"Owing to the division in my family,
due to my son's second mar
riage, neither my son, William Ellis
Corey, his second wife, who was May
belle Gilman: his first wife, nor any of
her relatives has been invited to the
wedding of my daughter on November
1," said Mrs. A. A. Corey, mother of
the steel magnate, today. Miss Ada B.
Corey, sister of the millionaire, is to
marry Dr. Charles Howard Aufham
mer at present attached to the staff
of the Episcopal Hospital.
"Ellis and Maybelle will kno. why
they are not Invited," added Mrs.
Corey, "and so will the first Mrs.
Corey. I could not invite one without
the others, and to have asked them all
would have meant only trouble."
SIOUX THREATEN TROUBLE
Oppose Removal of Bodies From
Fort Yates Cemetery.
' ' I
ST. PAUL, Oct. 16. Word has been re
ceived that - an outbreak of the Sioux
Indians Is likely to occur at Fort Yates,
N. D., If the bodies are (removed from
the Indian grave-yard the! . With the
intention of abandoning , he post, an
order was recently made to remove the
bodies of all dead in the cemetery.
The principal objection to the removal
Is said to be the fact that Sitting Bull,
the great warrior, is burled in the Fort
SWELTER IN NEW YORK
Hottest October Day in Thirty
' Years Causes One Prostration.
NEW YORK," Oct. 16. A warm wave
that followed the crisp weather early In
the week, sent the mercury today to a
point which has been exceeeded only
twice on October 16 in the last 30 years.
From 66 degrees above zero at 8 o'clock
the temperature Increased steadily until
at 2 o'clock this afternoon, the Weather
Bursau reported S3 degrees.
William Tell ' was-overcome by heat in
SUSPENDED FOR SESSION
Socialist Member of Parliament Is
Punished for Rash Speech.
LONDON, Oct. 16. Albert V. Grayson,
the Socialist member of the House of
Commons, who created a scene yesterday
by denouncing the members for not suc
coring the starving thousands on the
streets of London, was today suspended
for the rest of the session.
Furious at the Jeers of his colleagues,
Mr. Grayson turned at the exit of the
Chamber and howled the single word
MANN DECLINES HONOR
Bishopric of Washington Refused
by Third Man Elected.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. Giving as a
controlling reason that his work- in Bos
ton is still unfinished. Rev. Dr. Alexan
der Mann, rector of Trinity Episcopal
Church of that city, has declined the posi
tion of bishop of Washington to succeed
the late' Bishop Henry Y. Satterlee. Dr.
Mann's declination is the third since the
death of Bishop Satterlee about alx
PLANS COSTLY MEMORIAL
Rich Widow Gives $500,000 for
Auditorium in Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, Or., Oct. 16. Mrs. Mary
M. Emery has given to the Ohio Me
chanics' Institute $500,000 to bemused in
erecting a building to be known-as the
Emery Auditorium to be devoted to the
use of music
Mrs. Emery Is the widow of the late
Thomas J. Emery, millionaire capital
ist, and the gift is a memorial to her
Buffeted by Monstrous
Seas off Luzon.
THREE MEN GO OVERBOARD
One l.s Drowned, but Other
Two Are Rescued.
FOUR VESSELS DAMAGED
Sperry Sends ' Story of Battle Ith
Wind All Damage Repaired.
Fleet Will Arrive at Yoko
hama, Sunday Mornins-
TOKIO, Oct. 17. The following wireless
telegram from the American battleship
fleet, giving particulars of the storm en
countered off the Northern Philippine
Coast and accounting for the delay in the
fleet's arrival at Yokohama, was re
ceived by the Associated Press this morn
ing: "On board United States steamer Con
necticut, off Cape Shiomisake, October 17,
5:10 A. M.
"On the morning of October 12 the fleet
encountered a northeast gale, while off
the north coast of f he island of Luzon of
the Philippine group.
Tremendous Seas Smash Boats.
"The storm was very heavy and all
that afternoon and night the seas were
tremendously heavy. The fleet was
moving in line of squadrons at the double
distance of 800 yards and the vessels
were rolling and pitching heavily. Speed
was reduced, but the ships were con
stantly taking seas aboard. The height
of the storm was reached on the morning
of the 13th.
"The Virginia, New Jersey and Wiscon
sin each lost life-boats and the foretop
mast of the Kearsarge was carried away
but repairs were soon effected.
" Two Men Overboard, One Saved.
"William' Fuller, a gunner's mate, was
washed overboard from the quarterdeck
of the Rhode "island and drowned.
"A Gladden, a seaman, was washed
overboard from the Minnesota. A well
directed throw from the Vermont, next
astern, placed a lifebuoy in his grasp
and he was rescued. The sea was too
rough to lower a boat.
"The fourth division of the fleet, with
head up to the sea, slowed down during
the night of the 12th and on the morning
of the 13th was east of the main body.
Sea Calms, Speed Increased.
"The fleet held its course during- the
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY Maximum temperature, 52
degrees; minimum, 42.0 degrees.
TODAY Generally fair weather, with ru
ing temperature; southerly wlnda.
One German balloon still misslns; another
picked up at sea. Page 3.
Programme for Balitan conference provokea
many protests. Page 4.
Brazil coffee corner abandoned and gov
ernment must borrow heavily. Page 1.
Rooeevelt to visit England on return from
African hunt. Page 3.
Fleet in terrible typhoon off Luzon and
loses one man. luge 1.
Contributions to Democratic Congressional
Campaign fund. Page 5.
Hearst sued by Haskell for libel and sum
mons served by deputy who breaks Into
Hearst's room on car. Page 5.
Bryan speaks to graat meetings in Denver.
Bryan's book printed by non-union men.
Page . 1.
Taft makes triumphant tour in Tennessee.
Roosevelt writes letter on labor Issue In
campaign. Page 1.
Sheldon denies Democratic story about Wall
street contributions. Page 7.
Great feat of portable wireless telegraph.
Morse's high-finance methods exposed at
trial. Page 4.
Twenty-two persons burned to death and
six towns destroyed by Michigan forest
' fires. Page 1. - -Strike
In paper mills may cause paper fam
ine at election. Page 4.
Coast League scores: Portland 4, San Fran
cisco 2: Oakland 8 Los Angeles 1. Page 7.
Colorado football team mobs spy from Utah
University. Page 1.
Kid McCoy returns to prize ring and de
feats Stewart. Page 7.
J. W. Scrlber, confessed embezzler of La
Grande bank funds, arrested and bound
over to Federal Court; prisoner la
wretched physical wreck. Page 6.
Judge McGinn makea rousing talk for Taft
at Corvallis. Page 6.
Judge Bean recommends pensions for su
perannuated professors of state colleges.
Commercial and Marine.
Prune buyers hold off, expecting lower
prices. Page 17.
Wheat strengthened by reports of frost In
Argentina. Page 17.
Advance In Union Pacific bends. Page IT.
Approach of election checks general trade.
Steamship Nicomedia will discharge Eastern
freight at Portland. Page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Martin Jury is locked up for night without
reaching verdict. Page 1.
Second day of Horse show even more brll
. llant than first. Page 10.
Executive Board unable to reconsider ac
cepted street Improvements. Page 11.
City Executive Board fails to approve ap
pointment of new master mechanic of
fire department. Page 12.
Engineer Modjeskl to submit reDOrt of
bridge and tube projects. Page 12.
F "a Seufert. of The Dalles, will build can
nery opposite Astoria. Page 9.
Conrregatlonalists will hold state conven
tion at Hassalo-Street church. Page 11.
r'hmberlaln gives his reasons for declining
to take stump for Bryan. Page 18.