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VOL. L. NO. 15,494.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, .1 ULY 23, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HOT WAVE CAUSES
Grain Dust Explodes
WORST IN WHEAT
CRISIS MOW OVER
READY FOR BATTLE
SHIP SINKS; 200
MAY BE DROWNED
IS BEST FOR GIRLS
CUBS CRASH NEAR
TO WRECK T
; 18 HURT
RAINS CHECK BACKWARD TEX.
DEXCV, WORRY CAUSE.
OF 24 6 PASSENGERS, 40 REACH
COREAN COAST. IZi BOATS.
IiKTlRIXG HEAD OF WEIXESLEV
TELLS COLLEGE'S FUNCTION.
GREAT MALTING PLANT GOES
Brewery in Chicago Destroyed
From Same Cause.
WIDE AREA THREATENED
High Wind Carries Burning Embers
Far, Threatening Destruction
of Hundreds of Buildings.
Several Persons Missing.
CHICAGO. July 24. (Special.) A
property loss of $2,000,000 and 50 fam
ilies made homeless was theresult ef
three great fires which swept over the
Northwestern part of the city today.
Hundreds of buildings were threat
ened with destruction.
The Northwestern Malt & Grain Com
pany's plant, said to be the largest
malting concern in the world, was dam
aged to the extent of $1,500,000 and the
brewery of Charles F. Ogren & Co.
was virtually destroyed, with a loss of
Both fires were said to be the direct
result of the torrid wave which swept
over the city from the Southwest,
bringing the highest temperature of
the year, and causing explosions of
grain dust in both plants.
Wind Wafts Kmbers Far.
The fire in the Northwestern Malt &
Grain Company's plant broke out at
noon with a terrific explosion in the
grain elevator and before any attempt
could be made to check the flames the
huge building was In flames. The
burning embers were carried for blocks
by the high wind, setting fire to a
score- of cottages and residences in
the vicinity. The entire district from
Cortland street to Armitage avenue and
from Forty-sixth avenue to Forty
third avenue ai converted into a rag
In a short time the elevator, the
malting plant and the engine-rooms
had been destroyed and the enormous
cement and steel elevator and malt
house nearing completion to the east
of the Chicago' & Northwestern Rail
way tracks was being attacked by the
flames. Owing to the Intense heat, the
embers falling on the roofs' of houses
and freight cars In the path of the
wind Ignited Instantly and the firemen
were taxed to the utmost fighting
sporadic fires that developed every
where. Several Persons Missing.
No one is known to have been killed,
but several persons are Btlll unaccount
While the fire department was bend
ing every efTort toward extinguishing
the Are at Cragln, the Ogren brewery
at Division and Oakley avenues became
. the scene of the second great fire of
the day from identically the same
cause as the first. The bu'ldlng Is a
4hree-story brick and wood structure
two blocks long, and it was completely
The heavy drain on the fire depart
ment caused by the Cragin fire made
it difficult to get engines and appa
ratus to the Ogren brewery fire. The
high wind caused the fire to spread
and four houses close to the burning
building were destroyed.
While these fires were in progress a
large bakery caught fire, presumably
from one of its ovens, and the big
1 building and four adjoining residences
MYSTERIOUS BODY FOUND
Vnknown Victim May Be One of Fa
mous "Floater Fleet."
ABERDEEN', Wash.. July 2. (Spe
cial.) Another body, presumed to be
one more of the unnumbered "floater
fleet." was discovered Friday along the
banks of Indian Creek by Albert Peter
son, a logger.' The flesh had ail
dropped from the bones, leaving the'
bare skeleton. It apparently had never
been burled, but merely covered with
leaves and dirt. The skull was smashed
as If by a blunt Instrument. The un
known man's clothing was pulled from
the creek later by Peterson's com
panions. "Floater fleet" Is a term applied by
the police to the bodies which were
found in Grays Harbor near Aberdeen
two years ago. In connection with the
death of John Hoffman, one of the
mysterious dead. William Gohl was
sent to prison for life after a sensa
CHICAGO SWELTERS AT 102
Temperature Is Highest Experienced
. Tliero in Nine Years.
CHICAGO, July 14. Today was the
hottest day in Chicago in nine years.
The weather bureau thermometer on
the street level registered 102 degrees
at S o'clock In the afternoon.
The thermometer at the Government
weather station on the Federal build
ing registered 97 degrees.
With Xo Foreign Outlet and Domes
tic Trade Recovering From Reck- .
less Dealing, Situation Peculiar.
24. (Special.) It is I
CHICAGO, July 2
believed in the wheat trade that the
worst has been heard regarding the
Spring wheat crop of North America.
Rains last week checked the back
ward tendency that was universally
conceded for the Spring wheat crop in
a good part of the Northwest on both
sides of the International line. Har
vest is now getting rapidly under. way
this side of the line, and it may soon
be followed by a revision of market
values in that section.
Meanwhile the trade here is waiting
for the first big run of new Winter
wheat. It is starting a little later than
last year,, but promises to be consid
erable for a time at least. Upon the
extent and continuance of this run
very largely depends the course of
the market for the year.
There are problems ahead of the
present crop that have never before
been considered. There is no forign
outlet, while the domestic 'trade is
only just recovering from the effects
of reckless overloading. The crop, if
statistics are of value, appears to be
adjusted to about normal home needs
with a modest margin for export.
World's shipments are running down
to a modest total despite, the fact that
Russian forwardings continue very
large and the Indian shipments are in
creasing. GRAIN YIELD ESTIMATED
Lewlslon Country Expected to Give
2,334,000 Bushels of Wheat.
SPOKANE, Wrash., July 24. (Spe
cial.) A conservative estimate of the
grain yield of the Lewiston country,'
made today, places It at 5,081,000 bush
els, divided as follows: Wheat, 2,334,
000 bushels; barley, 2,200,000 bushels,
and oats, 647,000 bushels.
The Lewiston country comprises four
districts Asotin County, Washington:
the Tammany and Waha section, to the
southeast, and the Nez Perce and Camas
These figures are based upon a 70 per
cent yield, not at all out of the ques
tion. In addition to the great grain
yield, the country will produce approxi
mately 7500 tons of hay and timothy
seed, valued at about" $20,000.
RAT AIMED AT, SON IS SHOT
Father Fires at Artimal In Hayloft
and Seriously Wonnds. Bojr.
SPOKANE, Wash., July 24. (Spe
cial.) The Il-year-old son of Hubert
Johnson was seriously wounded by his
father yesterday while the latter was
shooting at a woodrat and weazel fight
ing in the loft of Mr. Johnson's barn,
near Lenox, Idaho, near Oroflno.
The lad was standing outside the
barn holding a horse, and when Mr.
Johnson fired at the weasel the entire
load of shot struck the side of the barn,
about 25 pellets going through and
striking the boy. Dr. Fairly extracted
most of them, and while the injury is
quite painful, it is not believed to be
dangerous. One shot struck the boy
squarely in the forehead, but did not
penetrate the skull.
60 KILLED IN CYCLONE
Hundreds Injured and Great Dam
age Done by Tornado in Italy.
MILAN. July 24. The list of dead in
the cyclone which yesterday swept over
the district northwest of Milan has In
creased to 60 and the Injured number
several hundred. The material losses
are estimated at many millions.
Assistance has been sent to the vil
lages which suffered most severely
from the storm, but there are many
homeless to be taken care of.
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SNAPSHOT AX".rSR72A'T JrT??RTX WTS SOTTHKR OHIO U FOR GOVF.RXOH: SENATOR CHARLES DICK.
. UO LKAUS REGILAR REI-UBLICiN FORCES, AA A? JAMES R. GAKF1ELD, WHO SEEKS AOXLXATIO.V FOR GOVERNOR.
FIGHT ON PLATFORM CERTAIN
Contest for Governorship Is
L0NGW0RTH IS SUGGESTED
James It. Garfield Starts Boom for
Nomination - on ".Progressive"
Platform Party Leaders Con
fer Over the Situation.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 24. Provided
with little more th'an an opinion as to
the head of the ticket' and facing a rea
sonable certainty of a fight over the
platform, all but two of the party lead
ers and a good half of the delegates are
already gathered here for the Ohio Re
publican convention, which opens Tues
James R. Garfield, head of the "pro
gressives," and Walter Broyn, leader of
the TMedo delegation, are still absent.
Senators Burton and Dick, however, with
George B. Cox, of Cincinnati: Wade H.
Ellis1, chairman of the State Executive
Committee; Carml Thompson, Secretary
of State, and one of the candidates for
Governor, and other leaders were in con
ference with their followers all day'.
Governorship Anjbod y's Fight.
As to the Governorship, it is said the
contest is anybody's fight.
Warren G. Harding, who arrived to
night, gave out a statement in which he
declared - that "he was the candidate of
no eminent individual and of no fac
"I recognize," he added, "that several
so-called leaders are for anybody else."
Wade H. Ellis, chairman of the state
executive committee, told tonight what
he believed should be Incorporated In
the platform. He says that it should
contain "an unqualified indorsement" of
President Taft and his Administra
tion -and that "it should approve the
Payne bill, not because It Is perfect,
but because it removes excessive duties
under the Dingley law."
Three Candidates Prominent.
The active candidates for Governor
are Judge Brown. Warren G. Hard
ing, of Marlon, ex-Lieutenant-Governor,
and Carml Thompson, Secretary of
State. In addition to these it is be
lieved that James R. Garfield will be
placed In nomination providing the
programme to be adopted Wednesday
la sufficiently progressive.
Garfield is drafting a "progressive"
platform of his own in which praise of
President Taft is decidedly meagre. It
embodies a demand for immediate re
vision of the tariff.
Garfield Boom Not Feared.
On the other hand Senator Dick will
introduce resolutions declaring, that the
Aldrlch-Payne tariff bill bas filled all
the promises of the Republican Na
tional platform. Senator Theodore A.
Burton has announced that Brown,
Thompson or Harding as candidates
are acceptable to him. Burton refuses
to be worried by the Garfield boom.
Longnorth May Be Compromise.
It is believed the Senator has really
agreed on the nomination of a Southern
Ohio man in order to gain support for
his own re-election to the Senate.
PROMINENT FIGURES IN COMING
Captain and Crew Go Down With
Craft Warships Hunting for-
. ' Others Thought Afloat.'
TOK.IO, July 24. The Tetsurei Mam,
plying between Kobe and Dairen, sank
last night oft Chindo. Corea. The
steamer had 24S passengers aboard, of
whom 40 were saved. The others are
missing. Warships have been sent to
Direct reports from Chindo state that
two of the Tetsurei's lifeboats landed 40
passengers, who . tell of harrowing
scenes when the befogged vessel
struck. Six lifeboats were launched
filled with passengers.
There was no panic and everything
was carried off in the most orderly
The captain and a majority of the
crew were unable to leave the steamer.
Six first class passengers were saved,
including W. Cunningham, the British
Vice-Consul at Osaka, as well as 13
second class passengers.
One hundred and five third class pas
sengers and 59 soldiers were taken oft
in boats and there Is reason to believe
that these boats either reached land
or were picked up by the warships.
The Tetsurei Maru was of 2100 tons
register. She was built at Nagasaki,
and was owned by the Osaka Shosen
STEAMER FIRE PUT OUT
Momus, Out of Danyer, Headed Full
. Speed for. New Orleans.
TAMPA, Fla.. July 24 The local wire
less station picked up the steamer Momus,
at 9 o'clock tonight, eaying that all was
well and that goodi time was being made
toward New Orleans.
SAVANNAH, Ga., July 24. A message
by United Wireless to this port from the
steamship Momus today reads: "Fire ex
tinguished at 12:15 o'clock this after
noon. Full sipeed for New Orleans."
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEW3
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 76
-decrees: minimum. 58 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair: northwesterly winds.
will be Important factor In Fall
campaign. Page 2.
Worst in country's wheat crisis now be
lieved passed. Page 1.
James R. Keene accused of conspiracy to
wreck brokerage house in Hocking Val
ley deal. Page 3.
Rioters attempt to wreck Grand Trunk
train. Page 1.
President Taft passes injury crisis sails
along Maine Coast. Page 2.
Chico people divided by hugging Inquiry.
Strike situation In -Stockton causes business
men much worry. Pape 3.
Heat wave causes $2,000,000 fires In Chi
cago. Page 1.
Attornev-General Wickersham and Secre
tary Nagel go to Alaska on what is be
lieved to be political mission. Page 5.
Woman's charred body is found on bonfire
in Seattle. Page 5.
San Francisco 3, Portland 2: Sacramento 3-3,
Vernon 2-4; Los Angeles 6-0, Oakland
3-2. Page 10.
Fight game languishes in California. Page 11
Champion Hazel Hotchktss plays exhibition
tennis match with Brandt Wickersham
today. Page 10.
Spokane takes firmer grin on Northwestern
League leadership. Page 10.
Portland Rnd Vicinity.
Wreck on Estacada line Injures 18 persons.
John Manin, former soldier, killed by train.
Hibernians pleased with cordiality of Port
land's reception. Page 8.
Port of Portland installs wireless on .pilot
boat Joseph Pulitzer. Page 11.
Gigantic protest against opposition to closed
bridge draws urged. Page IS.
Violators of Sunday -closing ordinance ar
rested. Page 14.
Motorcycle policeman struck by auto. Page
Mrs. Fiske calls on Marjorte Mahr. Page 9.
Dr. Oyott scores speech of Father Yorke.
Youthful offenders and children keep police
busy for day. Page 7.
Woodmen convention starlit today. Page ft.
Vaudeville actress collects $100 for Mahr
benefit. In 20 minutes. Page 9.
OHIO REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
Many Lives in Peril
on Grand Trunk.
MOBS ATTACK DETECTIVES
Long Freight Train Cut in Sec
' tions, Delaying Travel.
POLICE SUSPECT COMPANY
Failure to Supply Coupling Pins Is
Thought to Be Part of Plan
to Bring About Calling '
Out of Military.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 24. (Special.)
As a climax to a night and a day of
rioting In the yards of the Grand Trunk
Railway- in which a freight train of 50
cars was cut into ten sections, Pinkerton
detectives were stoned, and five passenger
trains were stalled for hours, an attempt
was made this afternoon to wreck east
bound passenger No. 8, known as the
Detroit and New York express due In
South Bend at 1:51 o'clock. TJie en
gineer, by chance, saw the thrown switch
in time to bring his train to a stop and
prevent a catastrophe.
When he left the engine to investigate
he was stoned by the mob, in which were
many foreigners, but the timely appear
ance of police prevented him from being
Pinkerton Detective Shoots. .
Shortly after the attempt to wreck the
train was made, Jay Freel. a car repairer
in the employ of the railroad, was shot
and seriously wounded by John Peck, a
Pinkerton detective, who with two com
panions, Eldridge Graham and "William
McReynolds, all of Battle Creek, Mich.,
were arrested and are now being held by
the police pending the outcome of Freer
wound, which Is In the back close to the
spine. Freel is iff the hospital. '
In the course of the afternoon a mob
which congregated at Olivers, the first
station of the Grand Trunk within the
limits of .South Bend, burned several
cabooses, but efforts to burn freight cars
were made fruitless by the arrival of
detectives and the Are department.
Freight Train Attacked.
The. rioting began last night when a
freight train of 60 cars entered the city
under full speed, evidently with the in
tention of rushing through South Bend
without a stop. Shortly after it passed
the station it was discovered that the
caboose had been lost and a stop was
made, to pick up the missing car.
Almost immediately a gang of men ran
between the cars, released the air plugs
and cut the air hose, thus making it im
possible to move the train. At the same
time the Pinkerton detectives who showed
themselves were stoned. Realizing that
the situation was desperate, C A. Mc
Nut, the local agent, 6ent In a hurry call
for the police and telegraphed Governor
Marshall for troops. The Governor, how
ever, declined to order out the militia
until he was assured the police were- not
able to cope with the situation.
Strategic Move Suspected.
The standing of the freight train tied
up east and west traffic until after day
light, Ave passenger trains being held In
the local yards until S o'clock this morn
ing. Up to that hour the local police
were unable to secure coupling pine from
Because of this fact the police expressed
themselves as believing that the stalling
of the freight train might have been a
strategic move on the part of the Grand
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Miss Caroline Hazard's Idea Is to Fit
Women to lie Good Wives,
Mothers and Homemakrs.
WELLESLET, Mass., July 24. (Spe
cial.) Miss Caroline Hazard, Welles
ley's retiring president, believes that
the main reason for the existence of
a woman's college is to fit its students
to be good wives, mothers and home
makers. Miss Hazard's statements indicate
that she believes in the training of
girls' for the practical and domestic
side of life. She expresses the belief
that physical training at college Is the
best preparation for motherhood. She
advocates athletics in women's col
leges. She believes that training of
the human body Is of paramount im
portance to woman and she declares
that it Is even more important for a
woman than for a man. Says Miss
"I believe that a girl should look
first of all to her health. I am strong
ly in favor of having a stringent test
made of a girl's strength before she
enters college, just as young men at
Harvard, who. In competing for a col
lege team, are obliged to pass strength
tests. There Is another phase of edu
cation wh.oh the adjective physical in
Its broadest sense may be said to desig
nate. I refer to household economics.
At the present there is no course given
at the college on this subject, but I
am one of those who are strongly in
favor of introducing one.
BRIDE TO UNDERGO KNIFE
Lina Cavalieri, Xow Mrs. Chanler,
Has Chronic Appendicitis.
PARIS. July 24. (Special.) Mrs.
Robert Winthrop Chanler. who remains
Llna Cavalieri on the operatic stage,
will undergo a surgical operation for
The most famous surgeons in Paris
held a consultation over her condition
today and decided that the operation
must be performed immediately. They
told Mr. Chanler that unless his wife
submitted to the operation at once she
might not live a month. At the same
time they assured him that so far as
their skill can foresee, the operation
will be successful and that no compli
cations will follow it.
Mr. Chanler is greatly distressed, but
he is comforted by the thought that his
bride Is in the hands of the best sur
geons in France.
Mrs. Chanler has suffered from
chronic appendicitis for some time. An
acute attack, like the present one,
caused her to abandon her operatic en
gagements in Buenos Ayres and last
May in St. Petersburg, and to remain
in her line home on the Avenue de
Messiae here. She recovered from that
attack without an operation.
BIG LUMBER PLANT BURNS
Loss by Fire at Independence Is Es
timated at $30,000.
INDEPENDENCE. Or., July 24.
(Special.) One of the most disastrous
fires in the history of this part of the
country destroyed the plant of the
Spaulding Lumber Company here today,
entailing- a loss of $30,000.
How the fire started is a mystery.
But a high wind materially aided the
flames. The entire plant was destroyed,
including the mill, the kiln and all the
outhouses within a radius of several
A. P. Keating, local manager of the
Charles K. Spaulding Logging Com
pany, said last night that he was not
in possession of all the facts in regard
to the Are, but was of the opinion that
the plant was not totally destroyed.
The loss will bo covered by Insurance.
C. R." Spaulding, president of the com
pany, living at Salem, left last night
for Independence to make an investi
gation. SETTLERS GOING SOUTH
Migration From North and Canada
WASHINGTON, July 24. Migration
from the central and northwestern parts
of the country, including Western Can
ada, to the Southern and Southeastern
States, is attracting the attention of the
immigration authorities. The Bureau of
Immigration officials expect soon to re
ceive a special report from Montreal
bearing on the subject of Immigration,
including the returns of Americans to
this country, and pending receipt of that
report, decline to discuss the matter for
Industrial experts say the movement
to the Southeastern States will begin next
October. A record-breaking migration
in this direction occurred last year, draw
ing upon the population of the Central
"LITTLE EVA" ARRESTED
"Cncle Tom's Cabin" Show Delayed
When She Is Caught Shoplifting.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. July 24.
(Special.) The production of Burke's
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" in this city last
night was temporarily delayed by the
arrest for shoplifting of Mrs. Clara
Maroney, the Little Eva of the show.
She was caught attempting to stow
away Jewelry in a shopping bag, but
when she pleaded guilty the owner of
the store refused to prosecute.
Estacada Line Has Bad!
ALL INJURED WILL RECOVER
Claim Agent Lays Blame Upoi
SPECIAL RUSHED TO AIL
Work-Car With Brakes Open Plunges
Into Passenger Carmen on rjeJ
ular Stay at Post Wreck
Was Saturday Evening,
A line car crashed Into a standing,
eastbound Estacada car 600 yards east,
of Boring at 6 o'clock Saturday evenings
through what is declared tn ,.)
I error of Motorman Joe Fields, of thH
jine car. .eighteen persons were In-,
jured, according to Dr. A. E. Hockey.,
surgeon to the Portland Railway. Light
& Power Company. That none wasi
killed is considered marvelous, aa 5
persons were on the car. The injuries
consisted mainly of minor bruises, al-,
though the following were hurt to' a,
Baby Fordney. 4-year-old daughter of)
John Fordney, 460 East Thirty-seventh;
Nicholas Younger,, motorman on th
Cazadero car, head bruised and body
Injured. Mrs. Mannering. Estacada, anklA
Mrs. A. Miller, Dover, Clackamas
County. leg injured, back sprained.
Frank Perkins, of Evening Telegram
staff, cut about head.
Mrs. E. A. Alspaugh, Alspaugh, Or!,
cut about the face and head.
Mrs. F. L. Huilman, Estacada, leg In.
Mrs. J. E. Bourbonia. Estacada, leg
Injured and back badly bruised.
Gus Milof. Estacada. slighlty bruised.
Frank Kernan, Estacada, bruised.
J. T. Aleer. Estacada, skin scraped.
Bixter Berg, Barton, Or., bruised oa
Mrs. Borrnba, Montana, leg and back:
A. Gropaf s, Italian laborer, crushed) '
about the body.
Gus Madis. Italian laborer, bruised. i
The two last "mentioned are employes i
of the Western electric plant, near Es- i
tacada. The Injured were all sent to '
their homes. !
According to the statements of those ,
on the Estacada car, the line car was i
observed ascending a slight grade at a-;
distance of about 150 feet. Motorman !
Younger, on the Cazadero car, promptly '
threw on the brakes and reversed, and. !
ftlthoueh thn vaaIo , Z I
shrieked against the rails, the car
stopped with the oncoming line car still
60 or 70 feet distant.
No Attempt Made to Stop Car.
To the surprise of those on the sta
tionary car. the line car continued on
ward and It is said Motorman Fields
made no attempt to shut off his power,
although the Cazadero car was easily
visible. In a few moments the line car
crashed into the vestibule of the Caza
Broken glass flew all around. The.
seats telescoped and the limbs of many;
of those sitting down were pinned.
Seeing the danger of the collision a,
number of the passengers were rush
ing to the rear. Before they could,
reach the rear vestibule the crash
occurred and they were thrown head
long. Immediately after the collision -
panic was imminent. R L. Wlthrow, a
newspaper man, who was uninjured.
Jumped to the ground and shouted tar
those In the car that assistance wast
at hand, that there was no further
danger. In this way he curbed con
fusion that might have caused mors,
people being hurt.
Line Car Belonged on Siding.
That the accident occurred through j
Fields' acting in direct contravention, I
to the rules of the company is, said I
freely. Orders for work trains are that !
five minutes prior to the arrival of an
express tfcey must take a siding. Al
Although the Estacada car was seven
minutes overdue, Fields had not taken
a biding and had passed several. It
is alleged he left the company's em
ploy Saturday night, knowing he would j
be discharged. j
AH the passengers speak with praise j
of the pluck of Motorman Younger, on
the Cazadero car. who stuck to his
levers, and xo had a marvelous escape
from deaXi. Although the line, car
ploughed' into his vestibule, he escaped
Baoy Fordey, who was sitting on ner
father's lap, was thrown up into the
air. P4ylng over several seats, she
came dow astradle of a seat back:
and received no- -more Injuries than a
dislocated knee. Her father was not
feurt. .- i
Lighter Car Demolished. .S'.
The line car being the lighter car
was smashed Into fragments. As none
of the line car crew was observed be
fore the moment of contact, some ot
the passengers say they jumped. They
assert that Motorman Fields jumped
Concluded on F&ffo