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Six Incubator Babies
ANIMALS SHOT; BLAZE CHEATED
Coney Island Electric Tower
Flares as Never Before.
FLAMES RAPIDLY SPREAD
Al Karly Morning Hour Entire Sum
mer Anmarnrnl Fsrk I De
stroyed and Ixm 1 More Than
Two .Million Dollars.
KfEW YORK Mar ST, 4. A. M Tae
fir aaa left Dmalu a karrra waste
mt ready Wn aaa la aweralatc
wars) la all raar llrrle. rsrlctrlr
W-joad tke raatral at laa flreaira.
NEW YORK. Slay IT. Fire broke
out early thla morntnir Id Dreamland, a
big imuxmtnl park on Coney Island.
The Mapraa rapidly and aarly thl
morning almost the entire park had
Sis babies lost their Uvea In the fir.
They were occupants of tha Incubator
hnapltal maintained within tha park
t'nabte to save them and to prevent
their Inclnf-ratlon. park employes shot
many of th animal In tha "aoo,
It I Impossible at thla hour to esti
mate the loss, bat It Is said to be al
ready In excess of II.O0O.OOS.
Flame Spread Rapidly.
Tha name were first aean at the
lor and of tha park Belt to the
ocean, and spread rapidly, fanned by
stiff sea breeses. Four alarms were
tnra-d In wuhln a few minutes, and at
1:11 the fir was tolling nnchecked to
ward Church avenue. Shortly after
ward a fifth alarm waa turned In.
Th season at Preamland and th
other big Coney Island parka opened
last Eatnrday night. The park waa en
tirely renovated during th Winter.
Dreamland was th second of tha biff
parks to be established on th Island.
Its tall elertrle tower waa a conspicu
ous feature by night and by day a com
manding object from all sides.
Tower Beacon to Ilomecomers.
At night thousands of Incandescent
lights flashed on the tower and faf cut
In th Atlantic It could be seen. To
Americans returning from Europe on
th blc liners. It was often a beacon
light a flrst gllmpae of "home.
At 1 Ji A. M- th Maine were licking
np tha tall sides of th tower, more
thah :o feet from th spot where th
fir started and It looked as If th en
tire park was doomed. Th burning
tower furnished a remarkable spec
tacle, mora fascinating; than any ever
present In the park arenas.
Flvtn; embers floated oer the en
tire Island, and other fires seemed Im
minent. At 2 4. th Mui was spreading to
adjacent buildings and firemen wer
fighting to prevent the flames from
lumping th street on whl-b, th park
Several Stores Burn.
Fleers of leseer Importance Adjoining
th park snd severnl stores were also
destroyed, but at 3:15 A. M., the fire
men believed they would cor.flne the
flamee to th Immedlat vicinity of
At one time fears wer entertained
that a conflagration similar to that of a
few years a- wM-h burned over a great
portion of th Island. threatened,
but a favortbl wind, which blew In th
direction of a lrr.g stretch of vacant
beach helped to confine the flumes. .
Thousands of persons were ntlil at th
l!nd when th fir broke out. but .th
resorts, all of flimsy structure, wer
soon eirptied. Th police at a lste hour
said they bsd no reports of casualties
and ther relieved everybody had es
cape!. Dreamland Is rsrned by a syndicate of
which ex-Senator W. H. Reynold Is th
FOUR INJUREDJN COLLISION
Motor Car on O.-YY. It. A X. Rani
Into Frr-lfta at Slanflcld.
Four passensers wer Injured In a
collision on th 0.-YV. R. 4k N. at Stan-Bel-i.
In Umatilla County, early last
renin, when th Pendleton-Umatilla
motor car collided with freight train
No. It. None of th passengers re
celred fatal injuria.
Th lsrjureJ ar:
Mrs. P. E. Warren, of Pendleton,
8. J. Brown, ef Spokane, bruised
O. H. Jackson. US Third avenue,
Seattle, Injured In legs.
Mrs. Jama Lundena, believed to b
f La Orand. Injured on left hip.
The motor car waa traveling en
seen dale time and was within th block
signal district when th collision oc
curred. An Investigation as to tha
cause ef th accident will b mad this
morning. Th motor car waa carrying
WIDOW WILL GIVE
WEST BIG COLLEGE
MRS. HARRIMAX TO ESTABLISH
. rvimisiTr as memoriaju
Railroad Magnate- Million Will
Be JKreelj l-slent ou Institution.
California Likely Location.
NEW TORK. May i- (Special.)
Mrs. E. HHarrimen. America's richest
woman, la to be th founder of a grat
university in th West as a glorious
monument to th memory of her hus
band. It became known today that Mr.
Harrlman, casting about for aom
means of disbursing her great fortune
la a way that would b of benefit to
th people of th country, had decided
upon the establishment of an Institu
tion of learning as affording th best
medium for such disbursement. Her
plans are not fully developed, but In a
tentative way sh has decided to found
a university that will be second to none
In tha country In the point of curricu
lum and endowment.
Millions as needed will be supplied
from the Harrlman estate to make this
th greatest educational enterprise In
The Institution will be called the Ed
ward IL Harrlman University. Specu
lation as to the exact location of the
Harrlman University favors Southern
California, lira. Harrlman has not di
vulged her plana In this respect, except
to say that the Institution will be on
the Pacific Coast.
It haa been assumed that either Ne
vada or California would stand the best
chance of securing the great founda
tion, but this is only conjecture.
OREGON DEBATER -WINNER
C. W. Robinson I Awarded Victory
' Over Washington Student.
.SEATTLE, Wash, May Is. C. W.
Robinson, representing the University
of Oregon, won the triangular orator
ical contest tonight In the University
of Washington auditorium. His ora
tion waa on "Land and the Immi
grant.' Fred R. Angrvlne, representing th
University of Washington, gave an or
at'n on "International Justice." Miss
Florence Matthews, the Montana con
testant, was unable to be present.
By winning first place, P.oblnson will
receive a cash prize of ITS. which Is
awarded annually by th King County
Bar Association. . Angevlne will re
The Judges were D. B. Trefenthen,
Oeorge II. Walker and John F. Main.
RUSSIA NOW ADMITS JEWS
American Pa v porta Honored, bnt
Not In Response) to Threats.
WASHINGTON. May St. Russia Is
conceding the right of entry Into that
country of American Jews visiting the
Czar's domains oft business missions.
Th Russian Embassy here Is now Is
suing passports of this kjnd to Identify
American Jewish business men.
It Is said here that this Is not the
result of any pressure brought to bear
upon th Russian government through
threatened legislation In th direction
ef abrogation of the existing Russian
treaty, but results from a more serious
position that baa been taken In Russia
as a matter of sound administrative
PORTLAND BESTS SEATTLE
Poetal 11 gurcs Tell Talc of Bit;
Gains Here; Loss on Sound.
RPOKANE. Wash May :t. (Special.)
Figures Just received by, Postmsster
vn.trt. iboslDi postal receipts of Crst-
ciae cltle tn thre Northwest states for
tb year ending March 31, disclose tnai
every city, with th exception of Se
attle. Butte and Mlonoula, show, gains
compared aim we previous year.
Seattle's loss Is I I per cent,
Portland, with J9M.493, about KS.00.0
less than Seattle, gained 16 I per cent.
andv Spokane gained .I per cent with
Salem Or. has the largest percentage.
S2 V, and Great Falls. Mont., Is next.
PORTLAND BANKS THIRD
Increase In Clearing Place City in
Portland was the third city In th
United States In the Increase of bank
clearing? for the week ended May 2a. as
compared with the corresponding week
4 year age. New Orleans stood highest
and Memphis was next. Seattle was 1.1
per cent below its record of a year ago,
while Portland's clearings wer S per
cent more than a year ago.
The bank clearings for the week wer
ri.5S.'0rt. as compared with $lo.42.0OO for
Seattle. A noteworthy feature of th
New York clearance waa the Increase of
1J per cent over a year ago.
8500 TO STRIKE JUNE 1
Vancouver, B. C, Trade Labor
Council Decide" on Mow.
VANCOUVER. B- C May It. Th
trades labor council tonight decided to
order a general strlk Jun S to com
pel th master builders to treat with
th employes who have been on strlk
for mor than a month.
Fifty-two unions ar affiliated with
the trades council, and labor leader
declare that 1500 men will respond to
the call, tying up every line of Industry
la th ctty. Including light, powr and
- .rr-r yy nnrr.nv i TTTf T") V. MAY 27. 1011. PRICE TIVE CEXTS.
QUIZ STARTS FOR
FUTURE HOME TO BE IN SPAIN
He Leaves Palace at Early
Morning for Train.
DE LA BARRA TAKES OATH
Great Precautions Gnard bias. De
parture and Arrival at Vers
Ctutj Bandits Dodged by
Change of Railroad.
MEXICO CITT, May JS. Portflrio
Dlax, to whom for more than 10 years
all Mexico haa paid deference, secretly
left the palace at 1 o'clock this morn
ing. Only a few friends whom ha
trusted followed him to tha station. He
went to Vera Crua and went on board a
steamer bound for Spain.
In the distance he could hear tha
voices of enthusiastic celebrants, who
were acclaiming the new president,
Francisco de La Barra and shouting
So carefully were tha arrangements
made for his departure that details
could not be confirmed until this aft
ernoon. Secrecy waa due less to ap
prehension of a popular outburst her
than to a desire that his departure
should not become known to maraud
ing bands. For some hours It was gen
erally supposed that he had left over
the Mexican National Railroad, which
haa of late been untroubled by bandits.
This road is equipped with standard
heavy rails and it was thought thera
was less danger.
Ther Is another railroad to tha
coast, a narrow-gauge affair, owned
by tha government. Taking It for
granted that he would take the mora
luxurious, the bandlta have not mo
lested it. So for this reason tha narrow-gauge
Una was chosen by the ex
president. . Arrival on Coast Kept Secret.
The General reached Vera Cruz at I
o'clock this afternoon, according to
private telegrams received here to
night, but until then the fact waa kept
secret. Newspaper correspondents at
Vera Crus long sine gav up attempts
to transmit Information over tha fed
eral lines, particularly when their in
formation had to do with news which
the government wished to remain un
published. Presumably De LaBarra
and tha higher governmental officials
were informed, but their lips were
sealed. Even Americans, high in au
thority with the road, had been Im
pressed with th necessity for main
General Dtas wss still feeble from
his Illness and far from being a well
man when he left his home.
A more dreary leave-taking ' could
scarcely be Imagined. Rain had fallen
earlier tn the night, and by -the time
tha ex-president emerged from his
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INDEX TO TODAY'S NEWS
TBMTEBDAT'S Maximum temperature,
- decree; minimum, s degree.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; orlhwt
Vedrlne winner of ParU-to-Madrld airship
race. Paso 3.
Madero renlene proetlnnl rrealdenry of
Meiico lu (avor of l la Barra. Paee 3-
Ex-Preeldent Dlas leaves Mexico City secret
ly for boa in. Page 1.
President of paper trust make admission
to tienat committee. Pas 2.
Dr. Grant found guilty of- heresy. Page 8.
Chief Seymour, thwarting McCarthy, still at
post In tiaa Francisco. Pace
Five struck dead by intense heat in Chi
cago. Paii 2.
Mrs. Harrlman will establish great univer
sity in the West. Pas 1.
gpekane rat ease decision expected by Jup
1. rage 1.
rir v destroy Dreamland, famous Coney
Island Park, six Incubator babies perish
ing. Page 1.
Doors of state prison clos on eonvtcted
banker, W. Cooper Morris. Page 1.
McClallen makes plea of self-defens In
murder trial. Page i.
Redmond destined to great things, says
Addison Bennett. Page T.
County may aid in Inquiry of failure of
Vancouver bank. Pae 7.
Milwaukee formally Inaugurates through
passenger service between Coast and Cm
cago. Page s.
Commercial and Marine.
Puget Sound millers psy high prices for
wheat, page IT.
Best wool prle of season at Pilot Bock sale.
Chicago wheat market aSected by weather
reports. Page 10.
SuSt-ks advance on light buying demand.
Growth of trade Is slow but sure. Page IS.
Importations show increase on Customs
House records. Page 16.
Pacific Coast results yesterday: Ban Fran
cisco 2. Portland 1; Vernon 8. Oakland
6; Sacramento 8. Los Angeles a Page 8.
northwestern League results yesterday:
Portland 5. Victoria 8; Vancouver 8. Spo
kane O; Tacoma 6. Seattle O. Pag 8.
"Garry" Herrmann say new cork center
ball must go. Page 8.
Wolrast-Burns fight takes plao la San
Francisco today. Pag 6.
Werlain warmly Indorses Simon. Psge 12.
Simon campaign committee Insists progress
of Portland shall not stop. Pag 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Finding two husbands living. Mrs. Wterand
has marriage to second on annulled.
East Side committee completes arrang
ments for fraternal-military parade.
Commercial Club takes stand against pro
posed tax on public servlc corporatlona
Chief Cox resumes duties and Issue closed
town order. Pag 4. t
Second day registration for city election Is
record-breaker. Page 4.
SMILING RELIGION NEEDED
Appeal Made by Preacher to Uni
tarians Wilbur Is Officer.
BOSTON. May I. The United Uni
tarian Association brought its 86th an
niversary week exercises to a close to
night with a festival in Tremqnt Tem
ple. . "
Among the speakers were the Rev
Matthew R. Scott, of Leeds, England,
who made an appear for a "religion
with a smile on Its face."
John Mason Little, of Boston, was
elected president of the National
League of Unitarian laymen. Ralph
Wilbur, of Portland. Or., waa placed on
the executive committee.
THOMAS F. RYAN IS ILL
Traction Magnate Left Weak 1 After
NEW TORK. May SS. Thomas F.
Ryan, the traction magnate, 1 seriously
ill at hts home on Fifth avenue. The
World will say tomorrow.
According to the reports, Mr. Ryan
underwent an operation Wednesday.
, "DO I LOOK EASY?"
DOORS OF PRISON
Convicted Banker Uses
Auto to "Pen." '
WEST BELIEVES HIM GUILTY
Governor Expresses Sorrow:
for Man's Family.
KQ LABOR IS DUE FOR TIME
Superintendent of State Peniten
tiary Says Morris Will Be Treat
ed Like All Other Prisoners
Now Under His Care.
SALEM, Or., May 26. CSpecial: After
flehtlnsr for months against the lnevlt
able. W. Cooper Morris today heard the
doors of the State Penitentiary swing
behind him and tonight he has started
..ninr feu anntenle of six years for aid
lng In the wrecking of the Oregon Trust
tr Snvinc. Bank of Portland.
The two-hour argument by Attorney
S. T. Richardson, today failed to change
the decision of Governor West and no
leniency would be extended to the ex
Shortly after 5 o'clock tha Governor
announced his decision and Private Beo
retary Watson immediately telephoned
to Deputy Sheriff Archie Leonard, who
waa awaitlnsr tha decision of the ex ecu
tive at the Hotel Marlon. Morris was
iao at the hotel with a number of
Last Trip JDvde in Aoto.
niatrlt Attorney John H. McNary,
George M. McDowell. Alex Sweek and
Archie Leonard accompanied Morris to
the penitentiary in an automoDiie se
cured by the District Attorney and at
5:30 o'clock Morris entered the prison.
Superintendent James refused to state
what number he would give to the ex-
banker and stated that such would not
be given out under any circumstances.
'Mr. Morris will be placed In line with
the rest of the prisoners and he will be
att the aama as the others." stated
the superintendent. "It Is probable ho
will have no work to do for some time.
There are about 100 men at the institu
tion who are not employednow ana the
new prisoners are not given work. For
ihst reason he undoubtedly will not be
placed at labor, and not because e in
tend to discriminate in his case.
John F. Storey. Mr. Sweek and a few
newspapermen were the only ones pres
ent when he Governor reached his de
cision a to the disposition of the Mor
ris case. Arguments were completed
shortly after 4 o'clock and the Governor
said he would announce his decision at
5 o'clock. Addressing himself to Sweek,
the Governor sold:
West Believes Morris Gnilty.
"I am sorry I cannot sea this In the
same light as you. Judge. I have fol
lowed this case closely and I believe Mr.
Morris la guilty and should be punished.
It is very hard on account of his family
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SPOKANE RATE CASE
DECISION DUE SOON
RAILROAD MES EXPECT IT TO
BE MADE JUXE 1-
Upon Commission's Action Will De
pend Legral Steps of Lines to Test
i - .
CHICAGO, May IS. (Special.) If
expectations' of railroad men expressed
today . are fulfilled between now and
June 1 the Interstate Commerce Com
mission will render Its decision in ins
famous Spokane and Inter - mountain
rate cases, on the outcome of which
depends largely whether the railroads
shall test in the courts the legality of
the "long-and-short-haul clause."
If the Commission should give a rigid
Interpretation- or the provision ana
shatter tlme-honored methods of rate-
making. It is safe to predict that the
roads will attack the constitutional
ity of the; clause and prolonged litiga
tion will ensue.
The Spokane and inter-mountaln
cases are the- most important under
consideration as bearing on the "long-and-short-haul
clause. " . They apply to
a wider territory and have been the
eubject of much controversy. The Spo
kane cases have been the bone of con
tention for nearly 20 years. When the
decision is made, it is expected .to de
fine the attitude of the Commission
whether, under competition and other
conditions, railroads can -charge more
for a short than a long haul, as gov
erning purely domestic traffic
In former decisions the Commission
has maintained . that carrlere were
justified in Ignoring distance as a
rate-making basis. It has recognized
that water competition controls In the
making of rates to Spokane and Puget
Sound points. But whether the Com
mission will now affirm former deci
sions is the question bothering rail
BONDS IN GREAT DEMAND
New Issue of O.-W. K. & Jf. Is Al
NEW TORK. May 26. (Special.)
Conservative banking and corporation
Interests look upon the present , lull
in, general trade as exceedingly bene
ficial In one way to the financial situa
tion, for it la affording an opportunity
to many corporations badly in need of
new capital to do some financing.
The Union Pacific offering of bonds
of the O.-W. R. & one of Its sub
sidiaries, is being watched closely as
an Indication of the strength of tha
bond market. , And greater encourage
ment was taken from the announce
ment made today that the 125,000,000
Harrlman bond issue has been over
subscribed. Missouri Pacific and other
railways have been forced to v resort
to note Issues, hence the appearance
of these Union Pacific bonds affords
an opportunity to test the demand on
the part of the investors for longer
and more permanent forms of secured
Bankers here are looking forward to
a gradual Improvement In the invest
ment market, particularly for bonds.
MULES TO GRAZE IN PEACE
Aviators Not Allowed to Use Drill
Grounds .While' Animals Peed. .
"VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash.,
May 26. (Special.) The Government
mules at this post Have been ehown
unusual consideration for their safety
by Colonel George K." McGunnegle.
commanding officer, who has refused
to rive permission for an amateur avi
ator to fly on the artillery drill
grounds while the animals- were enjoy
ing their' dally run in the fields, for
fear that they might becoms fright
ened and stampede, and cause trouble,
or become injured.
However, Colonel McGunnegle has
given permission for Fred A. Bennett
and Silas Christofferson, amateur avia
tors, to practice the art of aerial navi
gation on the artillery drill grounds in
the ' morning ' before the . mules are
turned out, or in the afternoon, after 4
o'clock, when they are again housed. .
Colonel McGunnegle said that 'he in
tends to have all of his officers in tha
post witness the exhibitions,-to learn
the mechanism, and possibly take trial
flights, as there is so much stress laid
on the navigation of the air in this age.
NO PROSECUTION PLANNED
Criminal - Charge Against Oil Men
WASHINGTON. May 26. In response
t a resolution askihir for Information
on the subject, Attorney-General Wlck-
ersham today sent word to the House
that the Department of justice had
undertaken no criminal prosecution or
the officers of the Standard Oil. Com
pany as a result of the recent Supreme
Court decision. . . .-
It Is understood that Senator Pomer-
ene, - author of the original resolution.
will Introduce another directing crim
inal prosecution against the Standard
Oil and constituent companies. .
WORLD SEAMEN TO STRIKE
All Will Quit Work When Commit-
tee Gives Signal. yv
jwwETtP. Mav 26. TBe Seamen's
International Committee today posted
!,-,. thrniishont the wharf, districts
calling on the seamen to hold them
selves In readiness to striae wjien me
ignal is given.
The Belgian government. In antici
pation of disorders, is ' preparing to
send 800 gendarmes herd to support
the local police.
CITY'S GROWTH IS
SSUE IN ELECTION
Simon Campaign Com
PROGRESS SHOULD NOT STOP
Citizens Warned of Menace in
MUCH ENTHUSIASM SHOWN
William F. Woodward Electee?
Chairman and Clearly Defines .
Issnes Friends of Good Gov
ernment Urged to Be Alert.
Enthusiasm of genuine and uncon
trolable quality prevailed at the meet
ing of the citizens' committee of 10S
members at headquarters in the Rail
way Exchange building yesterday
afternoon. Organization was effected
by the election of William F. Wood
ward as chairman of the committee,
of which Henry E. Reed is secretary.
Eighty members of the committee at
tended the meeting, which authorized
the appointment by Mr. Woodward of
a general managing committee of 10
members, consisting of one man from
each of the 10 wards of the city.
In accepting the chairmanship of tha
committee. Mr. Woodward delivered a
forceful address deploring the apathy
and indifference manifested by the
average citizen in municipal elections
and insisting that the seriousness of
the situation confronting the city at
this time made it imperative for every
voter to go to the polls on election day
and register his choice for Mayor.
Simon's Work Commended.
He referred briefly to the accom
plishments of Mayor Simon during the
term he Is now completing and strong
ly urged his retention In that office
for another two years. With particu
lar emphasis, ha called the attention
of the members of tha committee to
the urgent necessity of taking an in
dividual Interest in the approaching,
municipal election to the end that
Mayor Simon shall be re-elected.
"Our coming city election involves '
grave, issues to you and those depend
ent up'on your earnings," said Mr.
Woodward. . ' s
"The question whether the growth
and material' prosperity of our city
shall continue or be seriously checked t
is for you to decide. Apathy, indiffer
ence or the loss of your vote by cast
ing It for a candidate certain of de
feat Is our present menace.
iTwo years ago Joseph Simon, im
portuned by the citizens of Portland,
became its Mayor. He accepted the
nomination reluctantly. He was elect
ed by a very large majority. He has
given all his time to this office to the
exclusion of his private affairs, and .
during this time our city has grown -. ,
and prospered aa never before. In
vestors, - unafraid, knowing we have a -sound,
safe, capable Mayor, have come
here for investments. More than 200
miles of hard pavement have been laid
and are under construction. The Haw
thorne span has been built and -the
Broadway bridge, although vehemently
opposed. Is now, largely due to Mr.
Simon's efforts, under construction.
Our system of parks and playgrounds
has been intelligently extended and ,
v. Sewer Trust Broken.
"The sewer trust, so-called, has been
broken and the cost of paving, al- ..
though competition is prevented undep.
our present defective charter, has been
greatly reduced. The capacity of onr
water system will be doubled by rea-' "
son of work now under way and nearly
"These are but single items among
many touching upon Mr. Simon's able
administration of our city's affairs.
"Our Mayor has declared himself in
favor of a commission or short-ballot
form of city government; has 'pledged
himself to bring this change about
without delay by all means in his T
power. This promise, like all prom
ises made prior to his previous elec
tion and since, spells performance; and : '
yet, in spite of these facts, there Is an
effort making to defeat Mr. Simon and
it will succeed without a shadow of
doubt if the apathy of the average cit
izen or business man continues. We
cannot afford to lose our present Mayor.
To do so will constitute a grave civic
blunder. You must act and everyone
constitute yourself a committee of one
to protect the wage earner in his daily
task and further thereby all honorable
"Every resident of our city, man or "..
woman, should be brought to realize
that the defeat of Mr. Simon presages
an irresponsible and dangerous condi
tio in our city's affairs. Investors .
are timid and . already investments,
building and other enterprises are halt
ing. . - ' ' ' ' 'N
All Citizens Must Act.
"There can be no quibble or shifting
of responsibility at this time. The man
who declares that he hates politics, that
It is a mess in which he desires to taka
no part, is the one responsible man for
the evil conditions which infest so .
many of our municipalities. The pres- .
ent is Portland's opportunity to deglare ,
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