Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 15, 1909, Image 1

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Experts Hold Out Hope
for Missing.
Smoke-Filled Mine Penetrated
Depth of 300 Feet.
hafclng of Earth Over Deep Tomb
Enroo rages Workers President
Earling Spends Sleepless
Xight at Cherry, III.
CHERRT, 111.. Nov. 14. Nearly 4tO men
and boys. It Is now believed, are now
dead or perishing In the St Paul mine,
though experts who succeeded in pene
trating the smoke-filled alrshaft to the
depth of 300 feet late today returned with
a ray of hope for the grlef-strlcken rela
tives of the entombed.
For more than 30 hours the prisoners
have been cut on from fresh air. That
life could exist under such conditions Is
doubted, but because no trace of high
temperature was found In the depths of
the mine tonight officials of the company
hope that the victims may have found
safety in remote recesses of the mine.
Earling Refuses Sleep.
A. J. Barling, president of the Chicago.
Milwaukee A. St. Paul Railroad Company,
who has not slept since arriving, re
ceived an encouraging report after heroic
efforts had been made today to open the
mine for the Release of the entombed men
or for the discovery of the dead.
From the son of one of the missing
miners, a young man named John Reld,
the railroad president heard that a con
cussion of the earth had been felt by
farmers half a mils south of the mine
shaft. The report was sent to Henry
Burke, an official of the mining company.
Burke rushed to President Earling In
the office of the company.
Farmers Hear Signals.
"I've heard signals from the men," he
said, excitedly.
"What do you mean?" asked the rail
road president. "Wbst signals?"
"John Reld's boy says that he and
farmera whose land Is over the southern
end of the mine felt several concussions
of the earth this afternoon. There were
several shocks and the men who felt them
are convinced they were shots fired by
the Imprisoned miners and that they were
meant for an assurance that at least
some were alive."
'1 hope so,", said Mr. Barling. "That
is st least encouraging."
Ray of Hope I -eft.
This glimmer of light to the darkened
homes In Cherry, followed other en
couraging, though doubtful theories of ex
perts that the entombed hundreds may
not have been suffocated and that oxygen
enough remains in the mine to keep them
alive until the shafts may be reopened.
After the third attempt to explore con
ditions, P. T. Williams, of Vrbana, 111.,
of the United States Oeographical Sur
vey, who superintended the work of vol
unteer explorers, telegraphed for mora
rescue appliances.
Three times Mr. Williams and Henry
Smith, one of the volunteers, were low
ered into the mine today in a bucket.
Kach time they said the temperature was
bearable. To open the sealed main shaft
and exit of the mine was impossible to
day, yet the stste inspectors have told
Mine Superintendent Steele that they felt
certain definite results could be obtained
Mtaslng Number 386.
The list of the missing was compiled
today in the offices of the mining com
pany. It reached 3So, Including the dead
whose charred bodies were taken from
the burning cages Saturday afternoon.
It was declared probable that this list
might be Increased. Two tjundred and
seventy men who entered the mine Sat
urday have been accounted for.
The company had scores of tracers at
work rounding up employes. Tonight
the company officials say the number of
men In the mine was greater than they
first had believed possible.
Among the missing are many Ameri
cans who hsve lived in the mining sec
tion of Illinois for years.
Pall Cast Over Country.
Orlef over the probable fate has cast
a pall over the community. Cherry to
day held thousands of persona and be
fore 12 o'clock the St. Paul mine was
surrounded by an almost uncontrollable
Officials early In the day swore in a
fore of deputies to handle the crowd.
Scores of trains from Streator, Mendota,
Ladd. Spring Valley. La Salle. Ottawa
and other towns were run.
I.te tonight, sfter a conference of
mining Inspectors, company officiate and
experts, it wss decided to open the main
shaft In the morning and to send ex
plorers Into the mine in the regular cage.
This plan was sdorted because the bucket
scheme was found impracticable.
W. W. Taylor, general superintendent
of the mires of the St. Psul company,
was a pathetic figure today. He stood
watching srd suggesting movements to
Inside Information Hints at End of
Rivalry Between Empires Only
Tiny Vessels Necessary.
OTTAWA. Ont.. Nov. 14. (Special.)
The reported momentous arrangement
between the. Cabinets of the British and
German Empires has blighted the pros
pects of the Canadian navy. The proposal
for about t25.O00.000 to start the building
of war craft will not now be made to the
Dominion government.
News from inside sources is that offi
cial Information lias beeen received and
that an understanding has been reached
between ISngland and Germany that may
result in a period being set to tbelr
rivalry in naval construction. As the
chief purpose of the projected Canadian
navy was to aid the mother country in
the event of hostilities, which were be
lieved to be threatened by Germany, the
rumored arrangement between the gov
ernments In London and Berlin clears up
the situation and renders unnecessary the
heavy expenditure for war vessels by
Canada. Present intentions are, there
fore, that the government will content
Itself with the acquisition of a few ves
sels of moderate size and cost, torpedo
craft predominating.
Russian Anarchist Slays Buenos
Ayres Officer and Secretary.
BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 14. The Chief
of Police of this city. Senor Falcon, and
the police secretary were assassinated to
day when driving In Callao street. A
man, supposed to be a Russian anarchist,
but still unidentified, sprang from a se
cluded spot and threw a bomb directly
under the carriage.
The vehicle was blown to pieces and
Senor Falcon and the secretary were ter
ribly injured. They were carried to the
sidewalk and later to a hospital, but died
soon afterwards.
Immediately after throwing the bomb
the assassin drew a revolver and shot
himself. The wound is not expected to
prove fatal.
Three Men Go Down In RiverCries
of Dog Save One.
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crossing the bay in a rowboat from
Marshfleld to their home on the east
side at midnight the skiff In which they
were rowing overturned, drowning Gust
Bloom, Otto Axelson and Carl Carlson.
The bodies were not recovered. Herman
Back, a fourth member of the party,
clung to the overturned boat for half
an hour, drifting near the schooner
Esther Buhne where Captain Grime's pet
dog heard his cries and awakened the
crew who rescued him.
All the drowned are single men and
were employes of the Smith mill.
Early Blase on Pittsburg Riverfront
Is Fatal.
PITTSBURG. Nov. 14. Three unidenti
fied men are dead, five others are seri
ously injured and 12 men and women are
suffering from bruises and shocks, the
result of a Are In a lodging-house on the
river front early today.
When the fire broke out, 30 persons
were asleep in the building. Firemen
aroused them and carried the women and
children to safety.
Bodies of the unidentified foreigners
were not found until this afternoon,
when persons clearing away the debris
found them under a stairway.
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Chilly Greeting by Eng
land Probable.
Her Ambition to Dazzle London
Society Likely to Fail.
Mrs. Hill Denies Figuring In Do
mestic Affairs of Multimillion
aire Capt. Parker Mentioned
as Prospective Husband.
NEW YORK, Nov. 14. (Special.) That
Mrs. John Jacob Astor may be disap
pointed in the welcome which awaits her
in England when she arrives there next
week is the gist of gossip which the peo
ple of the New York social set are get
ting from their friends on the other side.
King Edward's well-known attitude of
opposition to divorce and his lack of
friendly Interest in divorced persons is
the cause.
Mrs. Astor just now Is getting ready to
sail for England. With her will go her
little daughter, Alice. To her Intimates
Mrs. Astor has declared she purposes to
make a permanent place for herself in
English society. It Is her intention to
spend the greater portion of her time
abroad at least until the recent notoriety
due to her divorce and the bringing of
Mrs. Corwin-Hlll Into the case shall have
paled. ,
But the reported prospect of a cool re
ception in England may result in this
plan being altered.
In the matter of court functions King
Edward has been a stickler about having
his courts free from divorcees. However,
Mrs. Astor's beauty and popularity may
result In an exception being made In her
case. Of course. It she marries an Eng
lishman, as society, people ' in London
seem to think she will, her divorce will
be forgotten.
Various names are mentioned as Mrs.
Astor's prospective husband, but Captain
Montagu Parker is generally accorded the
position' of favorite. His attentions dur
ing the recent visits of Mrs. Astor were
indefatigable; while in his company the
beautiful American seemed to lose that
wearied look she continually wears and
occasionally smiled, something she rarely
Past Honors Many.
Formerly Mrs. Astor was a favorite In
exclusive society and was granted many
marks of royal consideration when she
was the wife of Colonel Astor. Mrs.
Astor was a highly-honored visitor in
royal circles at Ascot, but for generations
it has been the rule that no one who has
been associated in domestic difficulties
shall gain admission to thie exclusive
Mrs. Roberta Halsey Corwin-Hlll, the
beautiful divorcee whose name was
brought into the Astor case as that of a
very close friend of Colonel Astor, has
publicly denied since returning from
Europe, that she was In any way con
cerned in the Astors' domestic troubles.
But Mrs. Hill does not seem to be troub
led by the reports connecting her name
with the case.
"Yes, of course, I know Colonel Astor,"
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Father Gives Former Wife of Daniel
Frohman to Tacoma Million- '
aire In Quiet Ceremony.
RENO, Nev. Nov. 14. Margaret Illing
ton, the actress, until Wednesday the
wife of Daniel "Frohman. the New York
theatrical manager, when she secured a
legal separation here, was married to
Edward J. Bowes, the Tacoma millionaire
real estate operator, in this city last even
ing. The couple left at once for Tacoma.
The wedding .was a quiet one, performed
at the cottage where Miss Illington had
made her home for the six months re
quired of prospective divorcees. Miss II
Ilngton's father; I. H. Light, of Blooming
ton, III., gave the bride away.
Miss Illington announced the coming
marriage to a few friends yesterday, but
the date was kept in the privacy of the
family. " '
"I am going to have a home, the ac
tress announced, "where my husband will
care for me and where there will be do
mestic happiness."
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 14. Edward
Bowes and his wife, who was Miss Mar
garet Illington, arrived from Reno to
day and left tonight for Tacoma, Wash.,
on the Shasta Express.
Now She Wants Marriage Annulled
Because of Fraud.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14. (Special.)
Dr. Alice Bush, of Oakland, a well
known physician and daughter of Tax
Collector Bush, of San Francisco, was
granted a divorce yesterday on the un
usual plea of fraud in the marriage con
tract. In plain words. Dr. Bush found that
she had married a woman. Her hus
band was R. K. Morgan, a One-looking
young medical student of 23, who came
here from New York.'
They were married in 1905, but the com
plaint does not state when the wife dis
covered her husband was not of Adam's
sex. Dr. Bush never changed? her name
and most of her friends were unaware
she was married at all.
Likeness Leads v Grandfather to
Daughter Lost. 2 Z Years Ago.
CHICAGO, Nov. 14. After a search
lasting more than 20 years, Edward Wil
liams, of Vallejo, Cal.. found his daugh
ter. Mrs. Albert Jackson, at her home in
this city today. Twenty-three years ago
Mrs. Williams and her 1-year-old daugh
ter disappeared. He searched for them
several years but failed to find any trace.
A year ago at a baseball game he saw
a child who reminded' him' of his daugh
ter. He started his search again and
traced his daughter to Indianapolis and
then to Chicago. The little girl who at
tracted his attention was his ' grand
Sir Thomas Reaches Understanding
for Cup Race in 1911.
NJ3W YORK, Nov. 14. It was said to
night at . the Lambs Club, where ir
Thomas Lipton had been a guest of the
trustees of the Larchmont Yacht Club,
that he had come to an. understanding
with the New York Yacht Club regarding
the conditions under which another race
for the America's cup may be sailed in
His 'next, it is understood,
will be so framed as to meet the ap
proval of the governors of the New York
Yacht Club.
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Would Regulate Stock
and Bond Issues...
Whole Reform Programme to
Be Unfolded in Message.
Will Be Made Plain That Their Tax
ation Was Only First Step, to
Be Followed by Other
ington, Nov. 14. The chief subjects to
be discussed by President Taft in his
forthcoming message to Congress afe
not secrets since" the recent tour of the
President. He has .indicated pretty
clearly in his speeches what they will
be, and has mapped out a programme
more ambitious and more extensive
than even Mr. Roosevelt himself ever
attempted. Mr. Taft proposes to sub
mit the whole programme to Congress
at one time to ask in a single mes
sage for the enactment of laws that. If
they are passed, will mark the coming
session of Congress as truly epoch
making. Most of the bills he proposes to have
introduced affect corporations In one
way or another, and the most impor
tant of them promise to arouse fully
as much opposition as anything that
developed In the fight over pe rate
bill three yearsago.
Corporation Programme Extensive.
Mr. Taft will propose to Congress
Important legislation upon at least ten
subjects. Each is a matter which will
provoke discussion and arouse opposi
tion in Congress, especially in the Sen
ate, so that from tha present point of
view the prospect is for a long and
acrimonious session. The chjef sub
jects on which the President, will
recommend legislation are: .
1. ' Supervision of the issue of stocks and
bonds by Interstate corporations.
2. Readjustment of the duties and powers
of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
3. Expansion of the duties of the Bureau
of Corporations.
4. Creation -of a new bureau In the De
partment of Justice to deal with violations
of law by interstate carriers.
5. Establishment of a so-called "railroad
C8.rt Amendment of the Sherman anti-trust
7. " Creation of a postal savings bank.
8. Ship subsidies.
. Amendment of the procedure regarding
the granting of injunctions.
XO. Conservation of natural resources.
Other subjects, . of minor Importance
when compared with the main issue,
but not insignificant of themselves,
will be included and will give Congress
plenty to do when it is tired of strug
gling over corporation questions.
Not Corporation Enemy.
President Taft makes it no secret
that he wants this subject of corpora
tions to be uppermost in the session.
When the corporation tax was under
discussion during the fight over the
tariff bill at the special session, the
President referred to it as "the first
step" in the regulation of corporations.
At that time he let It be known that he
considered the proposed bill to control
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Lack or Air. In County Jail Ascribed
as Cause of Prime Graft
er's Affliction.
SAN FRANOnSCO, Nov. 14. (Special.)
Abe Ruef, former boss of, San FVancisco,
v. ho was absolute dictator of the city for
five years. Is threatened with total blind
ness and deafness. An operation on his
eyes will be performed next Wednepday
and on the success of this will depend
the effort to save his hearing.
Ruef ha3 been in the County Jail for
little more than a year, pending appeal
of h(s case to the higher court. He was
sentenced to four years Imprisonment by
Superior Judge Lawlor after having been
convicted of bribing one of the 'boodling
Board of Supervisors In the overhead
trolley franchise case.
Ruef In talking about his case, at
tributes his affliction to lack of air. He
'I have been advised that an opera
tion is imperative and have determined
to submit to it. I have also been in
formed my afflictions result from lack of
air. There is a growth In my nose that
is said to also affect my sight and hear
ing. Since I have been out here it has
been Impossible for me to get any air
except by walking, and that only for a
short distance."
Delaware Farmer Says Eastern
Maids 'INot His Style."
DELMAR, Del., Nov. H. (Special.)
After advertising in many newspapers
for a wife, James Furbush, a farmer liv
ing near here, announced last night that
Margaret Ferguson, of East Oakland.
Cal.. had met all the requirements and
soon he intended taking a trip to Cali
fornia to bring' his bride back with him.
"The girls of the Bast are not my
style," said-Furbush; "they think too
much about other things more than a
little kitchen work, and although I do
not expect a wife of mine to do much
work, I want her to know how to do it."
Furbush is a well-to-do farmer, who
says half his property goes to his; wife
when they are married. His mail for
weeks has been filled with answers to his
advertisements, many of them contain
ing photographs of women willing to be
come a Delaware farmer's wife.
Struck by Streetcar, Man Forgets
Who He Is. .
Struck by a streetcar at Union avenue
and Falling street shortly after 7 o'clock
last night, a man ascertained from letters
in his pockets to be J. Fest suffered con
cussion of the brain and was taken to
Good Samaritan ' Hospital in a critical
When he regained consciousness he had
forgotten his name, his residence, and
everything connected with his life.
The number 815 Graham street remained
in his memory, and he said he had at one
time been there. He also recalled the
name of Winnipeg. 'As to every other
fact about himself Fest was completely
Ignorant, and begged to be told what hap
pened to him and in what city he was.
By a coincidence Fest was struck at the
spot where Feter Sonsun bad been killed
20 minutes before.
If Chiefs Imprisoned, Federation
Workers to Rest Fortnight.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 14. (Spe
cial.) A novel scheme to show sympathy
for the convicted ' chiefs of the American
Federation of Labor in case they shall be
imprisoned in the contempt proceedings
was launched today by the Central Labor
Union, by resolutions that were adopted
by a standing vote. The proposition was
that if Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison
actually go to prison, every wage-earner,
union and nonunion, shall cease work for
a period of two weeks.
The resolution was presented by Dele
gate H. C. Parker, of the CIgarmakers'
Union, and It was decided to send a copy
to the American Federation of Labor,
now in session in Toronto, and also to
appoint a local committee to develop and
carry out the plan in this city.
Whole Valley "stricken, Chill Breaks
Weather Records.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Nov. 14.
(Special.) The entire Walla Walla Valley
is in the grip of a cold wave which has
shattered all Weather Bureau records. At
midnight the temperature stood at 19
above zero and was still falling. Walla
Walla was taken unawares by the sudden
cold snap. 'and many people were caught
without their Winter supply of fuel. No
damage Is reported.
Snow began falling early Saturday
morning, and there was no let-up until 8
o'clock Saturday evening, when Weather
Forecaster Grover reported that four
inches covered the ground. The first de
cided drop in temperature was noticed
about midnight Saturday.
Ex-Secretary of Treasnry Suffers
From Intestinal Tronble.
NEW YORK, Nov. 14. John C. Carlisle,
who was Secretary of the Treasury under
President Cleveland, was reported today
as resting more comfortably at St. Vin
cent's Hospital, where he lies seriously
ill with acute Intestinal trouble.
Machine Kills Horse,
Then Upsets.
Chauffeur Knocked Uncon
scious, Two Girls Bruised.
Although Denied by Proprietor, Girl
Tells Sheriff Cocktails Are Served
at Twelve Mile House Ma
chine Hits Horse and Buggy.
By a narrow margin, so narrow that
it can only be called luck, seven persons
escaped becoming dead or mutilated vic
tims of a "Joy ride" on the Base Line
road yesterday afternoon shortly before
6 o'clock. A big, black, 60-horscpower
touring car. traveling at a tremendous
speed, collided with a buggy In which
were Dr. S. D. Briggs, his wife and their
two small children, of Fairview.
The horse was killed, the automo
bile careened wildly under the swift
effort to nwing It around, threw out
Arthur B. Mitchell, the chauffeur, and
his two passengers, both girls, and
turned completely over, smashing the top
and tonneau to bits.
The girls, Inda Brown, 21 years old,
daughter of J. C. Brown, of 1445 Mil
waukie avenue, and Daisy B. Piatt, 20
years old, daughter of Charles A. Piatt,
of 484 Williams avenue, were both thrown
over 25 feet. Miss Brown struck against
a rock, cutting a long gash in her head
and otherwise bruising her. Miss Piatt
fell on her left hip,, which was dislo
cated. Chauffeur Knocked Senseless.
Mitchell struck .squarely on his head,
the force of the fall knocking him un
conscious. John Briggs, 10-years old. an occupant
of the . buggy, was the only person in
that vehicle injured. He was thrown
over the dashboard, landing at one side
of the horse. .
Mrs. Briggs was holding her 4-year-old
daughter In her lap and both were saved
from falling out by Dr. Briggs. who
turned his attention to his wife when he
saw the accident about to happen.
Dr. Briggs immediately summoned help
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' The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum' temperature, 42
degrees; minimum. 84 degrees.
TODAYS Fair, continued cold; light esst
wlnd' National.
Tail's message will ureo continuation of
presJSt corporation policy. Page L
Wheat shipments from Montreal fall oft
peculiarly. Pare 2-N-avy
for Canada called off because ot
agreement between England add Oer-
Two"bombs thrown at Lord and Lady Minlo
at Ahmedabad. India. Page 4.
Storm in Jamaica Bay: heavy property lo.i
result. Page 3.
c, drowned In colll?lon between French
fc0Sliastl.mSr Lazyne and English st earner
Ondi, between Java ar.d Ssingapoie.
Page Domestic.
Toiib feud in San Francisco claims soother
victim. Page 2.
Miss Illlnaton, Frohnisn's divorcee, weds
Bowes Tacoma millionaire, at Reno.
AboPBRuef to undergo operation, threatened
with total lo of "st" and hearing.
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Illinois Equal Suffrage Association to hold
convention this week. Page 3.
Eusapia Paladlno. famous Italian medium.
here for seances. Page 2.
Strict obedience to orders of operator or
St. Paul mine cage responsible for death
of rescue party. Page 4. -Experts
hold out hope for 400 entombed-
miners In Illinois. Page 1.
Archer Christian. Virginias halfback, dies
of gridiron Injuries. Pago 3.
King Edward, opposing divorce, may anub
Mrs. John Jacob Astor. Page 1.
Cairo's preachers uphold recent lynchlnga la
town. Page 3.
Pacific northwest.
Baker City's new flour mill' burns. Pags 5.
Bonneville salmon hatchery Ji'.Pi'
of 60.000.000 eggs, to be dedicated today.
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Cornerstone of Guy W'oodworth Memorial
I'nlted Brethren Church laid in Van
couver, w asn. i "K'J u.
Vancouver or ooldendale lawyer may suc
ceed McCredie as Superior Judge. Pag 3.
Walla Walla prohibitionists threaten boy
cott. Page 5.
Thieves loot safe In Medical Lake Fnst
offlce. Page '4.
Bad bllszard threatened in Eastern Wash
ington. Page .
Fast soccer seen In the game between
Queens Parks snd Cricketers. Page 8.
Hollalay takes game, from McLaughlin
and wins city championship. Page 8.
Gene Sullivan matched with Kills Cerf
for next Rose City Club smoker. Page 8.
McCredie to name successor to Ewing.
Psge 8.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland ministers await' co-operation of
other cities In bringing out Evangelist
"Gypsy" Smith. Page 14.
Shrfners home from noteworthy ceremonial
session in Albany. Or. Page 13.
State will force trial of Frank Rodman.
Jointly Indicted with Mrs. Msddux for
killing of Mrs. Mae Real. Page 13.
Watchman crushed to death under fender
of Alberta streetcar. Page 14.
Jap. cataleptic seven months, awakes with
enormous sugar appetite. Page 7.
Marshall Street Presbyterian Church cele
brates its twenty-fifth anniversary.
Page T.
City Jail and police headquarters to be
located In new Courthouse. Page 13.
Smuggled opium found on British stesmer
at Astoria. Page 13.
Three hurt In auto crash on Bass Line
Road. Page 1.
Portland Power company's attorney answers
attack os water rights. Page .
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