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TIIE MORXIXG OREGONIAN, MONDAY, OVE3IBER 15,- 1909.
OF GAGE ORDERS
NEW PORTRAIT OF PLAYWRIGHT WHO WANTS DIVORCED
WIFE BACK, AND ACTRESS WHOM IT IS DENIED
HE WILL MARRY.
AS SCORES DROWN
Steamer Cut in Twain Near
St. Paul Mine Engineer Says
His Obedience Was Fa
tal to Party.
Singapore When Ships
Collide at Sea.
MEN AG E
NO TIME TO LOWER BOATS
Rescuing Parties Impeded by Dark
ness .Majority of Tbote Lost
Were Carried to Deatli
In Their Berths.
SEAS CLAIM THOreAXDS. J
Tear. Steamship. Lost. I
jftOO 5 1 earner Sfcanyhal, burned. .300
lSl-fiteamer T'teria co Hilton. .563
Steamer Nanchow, foun- I
dered 509 i
1893 Wrhtp Victoria, collision. .30
1 994 s team er H om H ead. aunk 7
by Iceberg 62 J
1835 Steamer Cblcora, vanlabed A
In Lake Michigan 26 t
1695 Wtnhlp Reina Regina. col- f
lUion 400 4
1695 Steamer Coiima, wrecked. .171
Steamer Corpolontus, sunk.. 132
1997 Steamer Kapunda, foun-
dered 300 I
1S&S Steamer La Boursoyne, col-
llslon 540 t
ltMX Steamer General Slocum.
burned t 95 S
1104 Steamer Xorg. wrecked on
1905 Steamer Hilda, sunk 123
1906 Steamer Valencia. foun
19t6 Brazilian cruiser Aquidapan.
1!K7 Steamer Larchmont, lost. . .1S3
197 Steamer Hongkong, struck
lftrtT Steamer Berlin, wrecked. . . 125
1907 Steamship Lakota, struck a
reef unknown T
190 Steamer Columbia, collision. 10 I
1900 Steamer Seyne. sunk 96
SINGAPORE. Nov. H.-The mail
steamer Laxync of the Messageries Marl
time Service, running between Java and
Singapore and on her way to this port,
collided early tWs morning with the
steamer Onda of the British India line
and sank two minutes later.
Several European passengers, including
Baron and Baroness Beniczkl, the cap
tain nf ha T .a vv- n A fl.'a Pimiruian ntl.-a
and S8 others, comprising native passen
gers and members of the crew, were
The rescue of 61 passengers, practically
from the Jaws of shoals of sharks, formed
a thrilling incident of the wreck.
- V esse Is I n der Good Speed .
The accident occurred In a thick haxe
at 4 o'clock in the morning. The ves
sels were steaming at good speed and
the Lazyne was cut almost in two. There
was no time for panic nor for any at
tempt on the part of officers to get out
the boats. A majority of those on board
were caught in their berths and carried
down with the vessel.
The force of the coll! son brought the
Onda almost to a dead stop. The engines
were at once slowed and the boats were
lowered. The rescue work proved thrill
ing, for not only were the rescuing parties
Impeded by the darkness, but shoals of
sharks were already attacking those
clinging to pieces of wreckage.
Victims Bitten by Sharks.
Sixty-one persons from the ill-fated ves
sel finally were dragged into the boats
and brought by the Onda to this port.
Many had been bitten by sharks, several
being severely injured. .
EDWARD MAYSNUB LADY
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she said, "but he's merely a friend: Just
a pa?ng friend, that's all. There really
mas no reason for bringing me into the
"Nothing to It," She Says.(
"Of course. I have heard th rumors
connecting my name with the divorce. I
have even heard that I was to be men
tioned by Mrs. Astor. But there's nothing
to it. Absolutely nothing.'
The smile and tone Irft the impression
that there was something she might tell
but would not.
Mrs. Hill denied that she had ever ac
companied Colonel Astor to Havana, the
Tie of Pines and Europe. Aside from
accepting his bouquets and bowing to him
at ;heater parties the multimillionaire
was nothing mure to her than a dozen
other men in his set.
It is only a few years since Mrs. Hill,
who has dazzled two continents by her
beauty, met Halsey Corwin and tinned
from Coney Island with him and they
were married. They were soon divorced.
Then there's a dashing officer of the
Irish Rifles. Captain Hill. The captain
married Mrs. Corwin as soon as hr di
vorce was granted. He took her to Eu
rope. Ties of matrimony again galled
and Mrs. Hill returned to New York
Parrot Veils Welcome.
She is now residing at the Bernard
apartments, near Central Park. A parrot
rules over these quarters and greets all
callers with "Oh. you Roberta." and Oh.
you John James.
Mrs. HHI and Colonel Astor have not
met publicly sine- hrr return home, and
t heir close friends declare the romance,
if there was one. is dead.
It is understood Mrs. Astor will take
her daughter. Alice, abroad again soon,
while the son. Vincent, will remain with
his father until he reaches his majority.
The Colonel has the privilege of visiting
his daughter for two weeks each year.
wrf:Ie Vincent will be wii his mother for
the same length of time out of each 24
The Ators had not lived together for
more than two years. Mrs. Astor has
oent most of her time iu Ixmdon and
Pans, while the Colonel remained in New
York. The children were with the mother.
Last year, when Mrs. Astor returned
from abroad and took up a Summer resi
dence at Newport, the Colonel visited his
son at that place, but returned almost im
mediately to New York. This was the
last time the husband and wife met In
their own home.
J. D. Barton Willing, brother of Mrs.
A st or. returned from Barope Just before
the divorce proceedings were started. He
dn'ed that he was back to testify and
declared h knew nothing about the na
ture of t h charges against the Colonel.
J Kent Willing, a cousin, wnt farther.
He said he did not know of the suit until
ha read it in the papers. Other members
ef the familv professed to be equally as
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FRIENDS IKE PLEA
Every Effort Put Forth to Get
Barrie's Wife Back.
NOT TO MARRY HIS WARD
Famous Author and Playwright Will
N'ot Wed Pauline Chase, With
Whose Name His Own Has
Been Often Coupled.
LONDON". Nov. 14. (Special.) Gossip Is
still rife as to whether the friends of
James M. Barrie and his divorced wife
will be able to bring: about e reconcilia
tion between the couple. Mr. Barrie him
self has tried and failed. After he was
awarded his divorce he made heart
broken pleas to her to return to him.
holding? out various Inducements and
promising her a large sum of money. The
ady was adamant, however, and then
itr. Barrie s friends took up the plea,
working: on her sympathies and praising
the lovable qualities of the husband
she forsook for the young playwright.
So far no pleadings have availed. Mr.
Barrio, as is well known, has almost a
morbid hatred of publicity. In fact it
was a great surprise when he filed suit
for divorce. Therefore he is giving out
no news of his Intentions, and what Is
learned has to come from his friends.
Of theee he has a host, however, and
some of them will talk to the newspapers.
From this source It is learned that
while Mr. Barrie's name has been often
coupled with that of Pauline Chase, the
pretty young American actress who
grew famous In a night as the "Pink
Pajama Girl." he has no Intention of
marrying her. Mr. Barrie. It may be
said definitely, will remain single if his
divorced wife will not return to him.
Both he and Mrs. Barrie thought much
of the little actress, and had her often
at their home. She Is the daughter of
Pr. Bliss, of Washington, D. C. and
scored a hit In Barrie's "Peter Pan."
Barrie s wife was Mary Ansell, who made
her last appearance on the stage as
Nancy O'Brien In her husband's suc
cessful play. "Walker, London."
REPORT OF LEAK DENIED
Gage Says He Never Heard of Sugar
Trust's Inside Information.
SAN DIEGO. Cal.. Nov. 14. (Special.)
Lyman J. Gage last night dictated the
following: "In answer to the statement
I am said to have made, namely. "I don't
believe my good friend Mr. Havemeyer
knows anything about this matter: I
want you to give him my compliments
and tell him that if anything like this
exists It must stop.' it is a lie. No proofs
were ever submitted to me.
"Had there been any proofs you can
rest assured action would have been
taken. I would have gone after them
with spur, caddie, sabr and bayonet.
The fact that it was the sugar trust
would have made not the slightest dif
ference. I have no recollection of any
charges having been made. I do not
know Mr. Havemeyer. and never saw
him. but once, when he was pointed out
SLAYER NOT HIGHWAYMAN
Mystfry of Los Angeles Coachman's
Death Peeper Than Ever.
IOS ANGELES. Cal.. Nov. 14. A deeper
mystery than ever surrounds the murder
here Friday of August Peter Carlson, who
was known for 12 years as Peter Widell,
a coachman. Carlson was shot down on
a residence street and as an attempt at
a hold-up had been made in the" near vi
cinity only a few minutes before by
three men. it was at first supposed that
he fell a victim to the highwaymen. ,
Tonight, however. A. X. Kupfer. a busi
ness man who was parsing the scene in
an automobile, telia of having seen the
shooting, and states positively that the
murderer was alone and was not masked.
Ho gives a fair description of the man.
1200 Sacks Onions on Acres.
MTLTOX. Or., Nov. 14. i Spec! a I.) J. J.
Williams, who resides on the Interurban
line three miles north of Milton, this
week completed harvesting his large onion
crop. The yield this rear was a record
breaker, more than 1SH0 sacks, averaging
1 1-4 fcuehels to the sack, being taken from
three acres. Two years ago .MT an acre
net waa taken from the same field.
India's Viceroy Target of At
tack at Ahmedabad.
MISSILES ARE DEFLECTED
Dragoon With Outstretched Saber
Intercepts One and Native Lieu
tenant Stops Another By
stander's Hand Blown Off.
AHMBDABAD, British India, Nov. 14.
Lord Minto, Viceroy of India, and Lady
Minto had a narrow escape yesterday
from being killed by bombs. They were
driving In a street when two bombs were
thrown at their carriage.
A dragoon riding alongside spurred for
ward, and with outstretched sabre In
tercepted the first bomb, hurling It some
little distance lntoxa sand heap. The sec
ond bomb struck the Viceroy's Jemidar.
a native lieutenant, holding an umbrella
over Lady Minto. and fell harmlessly to
the ground. Neither exploded, as the
soft sand acted as a butler. On examina
tion they were found to contain am
Just prior to this, as the carriage passed
through a street, a bomb exploded some
distance away. Police and others at
tracted by the explosion ran up and
found a man on the ground with his
hand blown off. He proved to be an In
nocent bystander. The bomb-thrower es
caped In the excitement.
Attempts have been made in India
against Lord Minto, Lord Kitchener and
Sir Andrew Frazer. Lieutenant-Governor
of Bengal, and many other officials, and
for a year or more there has been fear
of an uprising against British rule.
Bishop Bell Speaks.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Nov. 14.
Bishop Bell. of the United Breth
ren Church, of Los Angeles, Cal.. de
livered an eloquent address in the taber
nacle this evening at 8:15 o'clock, on
"American Perils." The congregations in
several of the Protestant churches were
dismissed early so that they could have
a chance to hear Bishop Beu.
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PLEAS TO RAISE BOX FAIL
Coroner's Jury Delves Into Second
Fatality, Seemingly Caused by
Miner Waiting for Bell Signals
Before Operating Elevator.
CHERRY. 111., Nov. 14. Implicit obedi
ence by Engineer John Cowley to orders
of his superior may have caused the
death of the rescuing party which went
down Into the St. Paul mine yesterday.
At the Coroner's inquest which began
today, Cowley, who is engineer of the
main shaft, testified that he declined to
accede to the demand of persons stand
ing at the top of his shaft that he at
once lift the cage containing me rescuers.
The reason he declined, he said, was De
cause he had been told by the third-vein
boss, Alexander Nosberg. to move the
cage only in answer to the regular oeu
No Heed Paid.
When the rescue party had been at the
bottom of the shaft some time without
getting In communication with the engi
neer by the usual means. Martin Powers,
Dr. Home and Herbert Lewis. ..ie latter
a brother of one of the rescue party,
rushed to Cowley, so the engineer testi
fied. They demanded that the cage be
raised at once. Cowley refused, perhaps
for ten minutes. Cowley said he would
not listen to their frantic appeals, but
finally referred the matter to John
Quinnbey. of the top cage. Quinnbey
hesitated, and as Machinist John Uhadcs
ter entered Cowley asked Chadester what
should be done.
"Go ahead and raise It," answered
Chadester, according to Cowley's testi
mony. "Nobody is alive down there."
Cage Vp Too Late.
Cowley then brought the cage to the
top. but every one of the men In the res
cue party was either dead or dying when
they reached the top.
Cowley defended himself on the stand
by saying he had received Nosberg's or
der to await the bell signal before moving
the cage and that the three men who de
manded the cage be raised had no au
thority to tell him what to do. Accord
ing to Cowley, he feared in raising the
cage he would risk injuring some of the
men below and that he might leave them
without means of escape should he lift
the cage while they were not In it.
Orders, His Excuse.
. He declared that after the final cage,
with men In it. had been raised, the cage
was let down and raised five or six times
with the belief that some of the miners
might reach the shaft. He testified that
he lowered and raised it slowly every
time. One of the jurors asked why Cow
ley could not have raised the cage slow
ly when Powers, Howe and Lewis ap
pealed. Nosberg's orders were again
given as an excuse.
Previous to the final raising of the
cage bearing the rescue party, Cowley
said, the bell signals had been unusual
and disconnecting. He received one sig
nal of three bells to "hoist away," fol
lowed almost Immediately by a four-bell
signal, meaning "hoist slowly." At a
height of eight or nine feet the cage was
stopped at a one-bell signal and started
up at another. Then came a six-bell sig
nal, "reverse the fan," and then two
bells, "lower. ' Cowley lowered the cage
In answer to the signal, the last ever sent
from the rescue party.
Case Up Again.
The jury adjourned after Cowley, John
Raisbeck. engineer in the air shaft, and
several relatives of the dead in the res
cue party had testified. The jury will
meet again Monday. More testimony
concerning Cowley's refusal to lift the
cage will be heard. The Inquest is being
conducted by Dr. A. H. Malm, of Prince
ton, the Coroner and I M.. Eckert, of
Princeton, Bureau County State's Attor
ney. The jurors are: Peter Dolphin,
marshal: Timothy McDonald, J. C.
Thompson, lumbermen: John Stenstrom.
barber: Joseph Neidelcher. stockbuyer,
and W. I. Kendall. Deputy Coroner.
ENTOMBED MINERS SIGNAL
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open the mine and at times, though he
struggled to control his emotions, tears
dimmed his eyes and his voice choked
"I wish," he said, "that the men of
the press would interview these mining
inspectors after they are relieved from
their duties about this mine. I do not
want to go on record alone, but I believe
thev will tell you that this was the
safest coal mine In this country.
Carelessness Costs Life.
"A catastrophe could have happened
here In no other way than just as it did.
The fire need not have been disastrous.
The men at work in the. stables were ex
cited. "This is an awful thing. Some of the
best men who ever lived lost their lives,
all through carelessness. Bandy and
Xorberg died 1'ke heroes. They were on
the surface. They went down to save
Superintendent Taylor has not slept
since he reached here Saturday evening.
President Barling and his eon are con
stantly on the ground.
Arrangements are being contemplated
to bring relief to families of the vic
tims. It is probable that suplies for their
needs will be arranged by the St. Paul
Men Give Up Fight.
William Vlckers was one -of the few
who came out alive. For more than
300 yards he crawled in the dark on his
hands and knees, using the rail as a guide
to the bottom of the shaft. At one point
he says he met 65 miners sitting in a
row along the road. They had given up
the struggle and were waiting resignedly
A tobacco pouch was the means of
saving the lives of John Phillips and
Edward Surrock, miners in the second
vein. Phillips, on his way to the shaft,
found Surrock lying in the track In the
main, entry way. . He dragged his com
rade until he himself was almost over
come by the smoke. With a miner's in
tuition, he searched for something to
cover his nose and mouth. The only thing
available was the small sack In which lie
carried tobacco. Placing one end in his
moutb he pulled the rest over his nose
and fastened it about his head with the
string. By crawling with his head cloM
to the rail, he struggled toward the shaft,
dragging his almost lifeless comrade with
Father Rescues Son.
. One of the heroic Incidents of the rescue
work was the saving of John McGill and
his young son. They left the place where j
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they were working when the alarm was
given. Before half of the journey was
completed, the boy began to grow diazy.
Clasping his father's hand, he sank to
his knees exclaiming: "Pa. I am dying.
Leave me and save yourself if you can.
Although greatly weakened himself, the
father raised the now unconscious son.
and, taking off his belt, strapped the boy
on his back and struggled on. Within
sight of the shaft he staggered and fell.
Before losing consciousness he called for
help, and his cries were heard. Rescuers
bore tnem to the cage.
Standing out above all others is tha
stbry of Dr. L. B. Howe. Seven times
before the other rescuers began to go
down in the burning shaft he went alone
in a lift. Each time he brought to the
surface his quota of saved. Twenty-five
miners owe their lives, to him.
The disaster brought to light many un
named heroes. Among these was a miner
who, when fighting his way through the
blinding smoke, stumbled across the body
of a little "trapper" boy. who had been
overcome at his post at one of the trap
doors that control the air supply. Find
ing that life still existed, he picked' up
the boy and, placing him upon his shoul
ders, staggered on until he reached sur
State Mine Inspector Thomas Hudson
"From what I have learned, I can only
say that carelessness criminal careless
ness on the part of some men working
In the second vein level Is responsible."
THIEVES HIT P0ST0FF1CE
CRACKSMEN BLOW OPEX SAFE
AT MEDICAL LAKE.
Stamps and Valuable War Records
Taken Escape Made In Car
riage Stolen in Town.
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 14. (Special.)
For the fourth time in four years the safe
at the Medical Lake postoffice was blown
open by cracksmen about 2 o'clock Sunday
morning, the robbers escaping with a
horse and carriage stolen from H. L.
White. Stamps were the only marketable
Profiting by past experiences. Miss
Theodora Hall, postmistress, cached val
uable papers and money in her bedroom,
but the robbers took envelopes containing
private papers, among them being the
war records of Dr, John C. Hall, her
father, chief surgeon of the Iron Brigade.
Seamed with laundry soap from outer
to Inner door, the postoffice was this
morning littered with broken furniture,
letter racks, unopened mail and furnish
ings, the safe door being blown 20 feet.
A clock, jarred from the wall by the ex
plosion, was running when found this
morning.' Three doors were pried open
with a sledge and chisel stolen from
Thorpe's blacksmith shop.
Laden with loot packed into the mall-
bag of the Eastern Washington Hospital
for the Insane, the robbers hitched up
White's horse, started east and left only
few marks in the snow, one of them
being made with a heavy boot with two
nails in the toe.
A new automatic pun. small enough to
be carried in the pocket, will fire its pro
jectiles through half an Inch of steel at
Kmll yarns, its inventor cibiiiib,
THE SLEEPING SICKNESS
WHICH MEANS DEATH
How many readers have heard of this
terrible disease? It prevails in that
far-away country Africa especially
the Congo district. It is caused by
the bite of the tsetse fly. When it
bites a person, the sleeping symptoms
begin and finally the sufferer sleeps
until death occurs.
Contrast this with the peaceful.
balmy sleep of health. Is there any
thing more wearing than to lie awake
at night, tossing" about, nervous, with
cold feet, hot head and mercy knows
what else? Short of letting the tsetse
fly bite us we would do almost any
thing for relief. How can we pre
vent it? Mr. George Hayes, of
Union City, Pa,, writes: "I had lost
my appetite, was all run-down, could
not sleep nights. I had tried every
thing without relief. Vinol was rec
ommended, and to ' my eurprise, it
helped me at once: gave me a splendid
appetite, and now I sleep soundly."
What Vinol did for Mr. Hayes, It will
do for every run-down, nervous and
overworked person who cannot sleep.
WOODARD- CLARKE & CO..
The history of the Equitable Life Assurance
Society of the United States, since its organization
in 1859 to the present time, is in many respects the
histor3r of the life insurance business for the past
. fifty years. It is largely due to the progressive
administration of the Equitable that the skepti
cism of the public toward life insurance was years
lago dispelled and that the business has become the
great force it now is in the financial and economic
Life of the Nation.
By popularizing life insurance itself, by liberal
izing the policy contract, by making Equitable
policies attractive for the policy-holder to buy and
easy for the agent to sell, the Society has from
time to time during its history set the standard for
all companies. '
THE EQUITABLE was the first
company to make its policies incon
testable after the first year.
THE EQUITABLE was the first
company to simplify the policy con
tract, and to remove unnecessary, bur
THE . EQUITABLE was the first
' company to pay its death claims imme
diately on presentation of proofs of
THE EQUITABLE was the first
leading company to issue a policy pro
viding for a surrender value in cash
of the full reserve during the life time
of the policy-holder.
After paying to policy-holders since organization, to De
cember 31, "1908, the tremendous total of $656,772,603, the
Equitable has in addition accumulated assets amounting on
December 31, 1908, to $472,339,509, making a total fund of
$1,129,112,112, or $39,322,697 MORE than policy-holders
have paid the Society in premiums.
The surplus over and above all liabilities ($391,072,042)
amounted on December 31, 1908, to $81,267,467, insuring
beyond all question the fulfillment of every policy obliga
tion. Because of its progressive economic administration,
its fair dealing toward policy-holders, its impregnable finan
cial strength, the Equitable at the close of an eminently suc
cessful 'first half-century offers to the insuring public life
insurance of the very highest grade, and agency positions of
exceptional value to high-class producers.
STRONGER AND BETTER THAN EVER
306-7-8 Oregonian Bldg.
COTTAGE GROVE tArimr,
MAY PROVE BAD MAX.
Officer Takes One and Allows 1 6 to
Escape Weapons and Keys
Found on Prisoner.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or., Xov. 14. (Spe
cial.) Marshal Snodgrass captureo a man
tonight who may oe wanted at iiioju
places. A Rang of 17 hobos had built
o honflra within the city limits. When
the Marshal asked th-9 crew to take lodg
ing in the City Jail one man tried to
A Ktrugsrle followed in which the Mar-
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germs of decay which accumulate on pots, pans and kettles
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shal came out victorious. Besides a 3S
caliber Colt's revolver the man carried a
large knife. His pockets were full of
keys of all kinds, a flashlight and about.
25 books of postage stamps and numerous
other things. The. man gave his name aa
Robert Blake. During the fight with the
Marshal his head was severely cut.
Snougrass is of the opinion that he,
with others, have been doing the exten
sive robberies that have been committed
between here and Portland. The rest of
the gang ran when the fight commenced.
The Marshal thinks he recognized two of
the gang as men for whom a JC00 casli
reward is offered.
Rate Convention to Jlcet.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 14. The tourist
rate convention, which will open In Den
ver tomorrow, will inaugurate a move
ment to obtain a flat J25 tourist rate from
Chicago to Colorado common points. The
convention was called by Governor Shaf
froth. XM Ou GOLD DUET TuimM (So yrmr work"
SOAP, the oval cake.