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PORTLAND. OREGON. MONDAY. JULY 15, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LII-XO. 16,112.
PRISON TO LIMIT
DEHEEN IN DOUBT
FOUR BRAVE OCEAN
FAST 1IL WRECKS
IN SMALL LAUNCH
KILLS LITTLE ORES
EXPRESS; 13 DEAD
THREE SYSTEMS OF CREDITS TO
AREA OF FOUR SQUARE MILES
TRANSATLANTIC TRIP . STARTS
IS UNDER WATER.
IN 3 5 -FOOT MOTOR-BOAT,
SOUTH AFRICA WINS
Cars Are Halved by
BODIES ROBBED BY GHOULS
Jewels Are Missing and Cash
Cannot Be Found.
BRIDE IS AMONG KILLED
Hoiiband of Victim Among Those
Serioufly Injured Fire Starts,
bat Is Pnt Oat Theories
of Cause IUffcr.
CHICAGO, July It. Thirteen persons
ware killed, eight of them women, and
between fifteen and twenty were In
lured in a wreck on the Chlcagro. Bur
'llngton & Qulncjr Railroad at Western
Sprfngi. a suburb of Chicago, at :30
A. M. today.
Coming through a fog with suppos
edly a clear track, train No. 8. a fast
mall, ran full speed Into the rear of
train No. 2. known as the Overland
Express, from Denver, which was
standing still on the track, telescoping
two of the Overland's Pullman cars.
Rsllroad officials refused to fix the
blame until after the wreck has been
" investigated thoroughly. Mrs. F. A.
Wilcox, who was in charge of the
tower from which the block signals
were controlled, said she was certain
the block was thrown against both
Etch Vniti Amoif Killed.
The dead include eight women, and
are as follows:
Francis A. Barclay. SO years old, Bll
lings, Mont.; George Brownson, 65
years old. Galesburg. 111.; Engineer
.train No. 8; E. A. Bunch. 30 years old,
Chicago; negro porter of Pullman car
on train No. !; Mrs. C M. Hart, wife
of a physician at Canton. O." Mrs. E.
. G. Pohlmann. San Francisco; Mrs. E.
Stesrn. 40 years old, Chicago; E. W.
Luder. 40 years old, Lacey, Iowa; LJ1
. lian Kelley, 22 years old. Boise, Idaho;
- unidentified woman. 45 years old. gray
eyes, black" and ' white striped waist
and blue skirt; unidentified woman, 40
years old. light hair, medium build,
blue serge dress, black patent leather
shoes with white tops,-"C. L. P. to L
H. H. engraved on Jewelry; unidenti
fied woman. 24 years old, brown hair.
blue eyes, two gold-crowned teeth on
, upper left side of mouth; unidentified
girl. 9 years old, light hair, gold band
ring, blue and white silk dress; un
identified boy, 4 years old, linen dress,
red stockings and black sandals.
Rear Car Split la Halves.
E. G. Pohlmann. San Francisco, suf
fered a right arm and right leg
the dead except Brownson were
taken from the rear coach of the Den
ver train. The locomotive of No. 8
plowed through this car, halving It
and crushing out the lives of passen
gers, many of whom were In their
berths. On Into the second coach the
locomotive sped. Half way through
that car It veered to the left, throwing
the aleeper from the rails. The loco
motive was entirely stripped when It
stopped. Fire started Immediately
from the gas lights In the sleepers.
Many victims, pinioned down by heavy
timbers and iron, pleaded for death or
deliverance from the flames.
Members of the fire departments of
Western Springs and LaGrange were
on the scene within a few minutes and
put out the fire.
Bodies Robbed la Wreck.
Ghouls are believed to have robbed
the dead before they reached the
morgue In LaGrange. More than a
dosen large diamond sets were missing
from Jewelry, and although most of
the dead appeared to have been per
sons In comfortable circumstances, a
dime was the largest sura of money
found on any of the bodies.
An official of the Interstate Com
merce Commission was on the scene
early, assembling material for an in
vestigation. Coroner Hoffman ordered all bodies
embalmed -immediately and empanelled
a Jury to Investigate the wreck.
One story of how the wreck occur
red differed from that of Mrs. Wilcox,
the signal operator. It was that No. 2,
having been blocked by a signal, had
sent back a brakeman to set torpedoes
to warn No. 2.
No. 8 was comii.g down the grade
whea the crash came. Persons res
ponsible for the story of the torpedoes
said that No. 8 had received a signal
that the track was clear and that the
crew either bad failed to hear the
torpedoes or had. believed. they had a
Conductor Frank Hughes of Hins
dale. I1U was" one of the first injured
men taken out. He .was held down
by debris in one end of the second
"I wish I had gon with them." he
told his rescuers. -But never mind me;
get those other people out."
One of the most pathetic features
of the wreck was the death of Mrs.
Pohlmann and the severe Injury of her
husband. They had been married only
eight months. -
Mrs. Wilcox, the tower operator, said
"After thinking the whole affair
over. I have decided that I was not in
(Concluded on Pace i.)
San Quentin, Separating Men Into
Grades, Will Put First Class
in Civilian Garb.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 14. Citlsen
garb soon will be worn by some of the
convicts at the state penitentiary at
San Quentin, and it will be obligatory
under the new regulations tnat are io
go Into force within a short time. This
action was determined upon at a meet
ing of the board of prison directors at
San Quentin today.
The plan Is to segregate the prisoners
Into three classes first, second ana
third grades. The first-grade prison
ers will be clothed In . civilian gar
ments and will work, play and eat
apart. The members of the second
grade will be clad in cadet gray unl-j
forma. The third grade will be the
only ones to retain the stripes.
There will be three different sys
tems of merits and credits. There will
also be three yards and separate wings
will house the convicts of the various
CHILDREN TO RULE CLUB
Los Angeles Youngsters Will
Free Rein for "Day.
LOS ANGELES, July 14. (Special.)
Next Saturday will be children's day
at the Elks" Club in Los Angele ,rr
trustees have arranged to i ltA-
tie ones free rein and the -of the
entire establishment, and believe it
will be a delightful innovation In club
'We're going to turn over the entire
club to the youngsters from 2 to
o'clock." said Chairman Pyle, "and
we're going to chase every man out
of the house. There'll be no prohibitive
signs on the walls and nothing to
throw a wet blanket on their good
time. We are even going to let them
use the billiard and poolrooms. If they
spoil the cues or cushions, we'll buy
All Elks' children, even the little
ones, are invited, and it is expected
that from 800 to 1000 will be present
The steward and assistants will be at
their service and a committee of women
will have general supervision over
MILWAUKIE WILL PAVE
Foster Road to Be Surfaced for
fiiocks to City Limit.
MILWAUKIE, Or, July 14. (Spe
cial.) The Mllwaukie Council has
passed the ordinance lor paving tne
Foster road, connecting with Main
treet to the city limits, a distance or.
about 12 blocks. This will consist of a
hard-surface roadway in the center of
the street and crushed rock on the
balance of the space. Cement side
walks are provided. It will be the first
Improvement of the sort made in mis
place. The cost is estimated at is.
000. Bids will be called for and work
started in time to get the pavement
down by this Fall.
Petitions were received tor paving
Front street through the city, 70 feet
wide, but this improvement was de
ferred for the present, as It was
houzht that the fills recently made on
this street have not settled sufficiently
for hard-surface pavement. It will not
bs undertaken this year.
0RTLAND LAD IS PUZZLE
Question Whether Grandfather la
Kidnaper Still Unsettled.
LOS ANGELES. July 14. (Special.)
.The Question of the custody of 8-
vear-old Harold Matthews, which Con
stable Woodbury and Deputy District
Attorney Shannon have been consider
ing several days, is again under ad
visement today. Willard Matthews, the
father hat-inn arrived from Portland.
The question la wnetner J. u
Matthews, the grandfather, nas tne
permission of the parents to tase tne
little fellow to his Denver home. There
is a conflict on this point. The grand
father cannot be charged with kidnap
ing his grandson if he can show that
h had nermission to take him. Con
stable Woodbury said that no conclu
aion had been reached today.
APPLE SELLER GOES EAST
Head of Hood River Union Wants to
Open Broader Market.
HOOD RIVER. Or, July 14. (Spe
cial. Wllmer Sieg. -the new manager
of the Hood River Apple Growers
Union, will leave here soon for an ex
tended trip throughout the East and
Middle West, where he will visit the
nrinrlnal merchants In Denair oi a
broader distribution of Hood River
snnles Mr. Sler says: "It must be
the policy of the union to mans
wide distribution or its irun as
slble We want to put our fruit on all
markets in every district-" He says
he will make an effort to ptit Hood
River apples on the market in tne
The season a crop promises to oe oi
fine slse and weather conditions con
tinue ideal for excellent quality.
HOOD RIVER CAMPING POINT
Portland People Join Colony and
Visit Mountain Resorts.
HOOD RIVER. Or.. July 14. (Spe
cial.) The midsummer camping sea
son has begun here. Many Portland
people have Joined the local vacation
ists In seeking an outing in the foot
hills at the bast of Mount Hood. Nu
merous camps have been established in
the Lost Lake region, where excellent
fishing Is to be found, and many vis
itors are passing through the valley
to and from Cloud Cap Inn.
Todav Mrs. J. C. Alnsworth.- Miss
Katherine Alnsworth, Miss C. Flanders
and MIsa Dorothy Efflnger returned
from the mountain resort and left on
a motor trip to Mount Adams, where
they will visit the noted ice caves.
Power to Fill Vacancy
HOPKINS WILL DEMAND SEAT
Defeated Candidate Contends
He Is People's Choice.
L0RIMER WILL FIGHT ON
Icneen Himself Will Give Xo Heed
to Suggestion That He Resign
and Accept Appointment by
CHICAGO, July 14. (Special.) Gov
ernor Deneen is uncertain whether he
has the pow- to appoint a successor
to. W"" n rimer. The issue that
juio.i 1 , state executive Is this:
-mers seat was declared vacant. It
was held that his election was the re
sult of corruption and because of that,
the situation technically would be that
he never rightfully had possession of
that seat. If such a view of the situa
tion may be taken, the Governor feels
that his right to appoint a successor
might be questioned. He will confer
with the Attorney-General tomorrow
in an effort to learn whether he can
make the appointment or whether he
must wait for the Legislature to make
the selection by election.
Ex-Senator Hopkins will demand the
seat. He bases his claim to being the
rightful possessor of the seat' on the
theory that he was the choice of the
people In 1909.
Hopkins Says He Should Win.
"Lorimer's unseating leaves the
question where the people at the pri
mary election placed it." he said.- "I
am as much the candidate of the Re
publican party for this terra in the
Senate as is Mr. Sherman for the terra
In the Senate as the successor of Cul-
loin. We both have the indorsement of,
the Republican voters of Illinois at the
primary election for these respective
offices. If the will of the people as
expressed at the primary election con
trols, I shall be appointed my own suc
cessor." If Governor Deneen finds that he has
power to appoint a successor, how
ever, it is unlikely that Mr. Hopkins
will be named. The choice would be
Bernard A. Eckhart or some other' of
his close friends. Another trowed can
didate is ex-Senator Mason. Another
suggestion afloat in political circles
was that L. T. Sherman, the Republi
can candidate for the Senatorshlp to
succeed Senator Cullom might im
mediately . be appointed by the Gov
Legislature To Name Two.
In any event the Legislature will
have two Senatorial vacancies to fill
when It convenes. Suggestions that
Governor Deneen resign, thus permit
ting Lieutenant-Governor Oglesbie to
advance to the Governor's ehair, he
(Concluded on Fas 2.)
Passengers Are Taken From Union
Station on Tracks Engine
Fires Are Extinguished.
DENVER, July 14. More than $1.-
000,000 damage done and one life known
to have been lost is the result of the
worst, cloudburst in the history of Den
ver. Cherry Creek, which extends
along the northwest, west and ' south'
boundaries of Denver, overflowed to
night, and an area of approximately
four square miles Is under from two
to four feet of water.
So great was the fall of water for
nearly an hour that the principal streets
in Denver were under from one to two
feet of water. The Union Station is
under almost three feet of water, and
more than 200 persons who were in the
depot when the torrent began were
taken out on trucks.
The water rose in the railroad yards
north of the depot to a depth of ev
eral feet, extinguishing the fires In
several locomotives. Not a train has
been sent out of Denver since the
cloudburst, and no trains have pulled
Into the yards.
ST. LOUIS, July 14. Four persons
were drowned at Alton, 111., early to
day by a cloudburst which destroyed
two miles of streets, wrecked six
buildings and the gas plant of the
Alton Gas ft Electric Company, with
a total property loss of 1250,000.
LINE IS DRAWN ON . W. W.
Socialists, However, May Speak on
Certain San Diego Streets.
SAN DIEGO, Cat, July 14. For the
first time in several weeks Industrial
Workers and their sympathizers at
tempted today to hold an outdoor meet-
ng on a street Just outside the re
stricted district. Police appeared and
ordered the crowd to move on. One
man who refused to comply was hit by
policemen's clubs, but not badly hurt.
In a few minutes the street was
Acting Chief of Police Meyers, says
the Socialists and other organisations
may speak in the streets outside the
restricted district, but that Industrial
Workers may not because they are
deemed anarchists whose speeches are
likely to cause a riot.
OPERA VENTURE COSTLY
Haxnmerstein's London Season Loses
$225,000, but He Will Continue.
LONDON, July 14. The London Grand
Opera-house concluded Its season last
night. Oscar Hammersteln, in a speech,
said his losses for seven months
amounted to S225.000.
He Is an enthuslastio musician, bow-
.v.r h, an t H and th thnuffht of srlv-
Ilng up the beautiful edifice and slink
ing away was an absolute horror. He
was going on again In November.
ANARCHISTS NOT WANTED
Seattle Applicant Denied Citizen
ship for Prejudice.
SEATTLE. July 14. Charles Kranz,
a former member of the colony of an
archists at Home, near Tacoma, was
denied citizenship yesterday by United
States District Judge Edward E. Cush
man. Franz, on examination, said that the
members of the colony did not believe
in organized government and did not
respect the flag. His application was
denied for prejudice. '
OH. YOU BILL!
Story of Dying Throes
OWN DEATH STOPS RECORD
Children "Feel Sleepy" as Gas
Overcomes Them. -
NEIGHBOR FINDS BODIES
Man Made Insane by Success Com
ing After Iife of Labor Thinks
' All Are Starving and Cun
ningly Plans End.
CHICAGO, July 14. (Special.) Ru
dolph Uhlman, a Bohemian inventor,
had slaved all his life to perfect an
invention. At last It was done and
success. He received an offer of 16000
for it -
On the eve of success he became
martyr to science. Insane, he' imag
ined his two little children .were starv
ing. In his crazed mind he cunningly
worked out a scheme of happiness.
They would die together.
Early this afternoon he asked his
wife to visit a neighbor living near
their home in Oak Park. When she
left he took Rudolph, Jr S years old,
and little Julia, 2 years old, into his
laboratory. He gave them their Teddy
bears and dolls to play with.
Record of Death Is Written.
While they prattled and romped, the
Insane father was working out their
deaths. He carefully filled all the
cracks in the doors and windows with
cloth. Then he turned on three gas
Jets. - ' -
What transpired in that death chain
ber is told in an almost Illegible bundle
of notes found lying on a table in front
of Uhlman , an hour and a half later.
In the suicide s. hand was clutcnea
pencil firmly set on an unfinished line.
The writing was in his native lan
guage. 'At his feef lay the bodies of
the two children as though asleep.
-. Notes Tell Story.
The notes left behind read In part:
"Baby Julia is playing with her doll
now. She will De witn me ana nappy
In a while. Rudolph Is acting nervous.
He doesn't like the smell, he Just told
me. It won't be long now, though.
can't let them starve; they won't starve
Julia has Just gone to sleep. She
died while talking to her doll. She
said she was sleepy, and asked Rudolph
to let her rest on his lap. She doesn't
know she is dying.
Rudolph has Just gone to sleep.
Julia is nestling against him. Neither
will be hungry now and have tft nve
in poverty. "
'I am getting sleepy. I guess I am
going with Julia and Rudolph. I am
There the stiffened hand of the dying
At 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon John
(Concluded on Fags 3.)
Thomas Fleming Day and Compan
Ions Leave New Rochelle on V'oy
age to European Ports.
NEW YORK. July 14. (Special.)
Thomas Fleming Day, who last year
navigated the 21-foot yawl Seablrd,
across the Atlantic from Providence
to Gibraltar with two companions on
board, started from New Rochelle Har
bor today on another long and ven
turesome voyage. He Is to try to take
the 35-foot motorboat Detroit to
Queenstown and incidentally will try
to make, a new record for motorboats
across the ocean. The record now 1
35 days, made In 1904.
Accompanying Mr. Day are Charles
C. Earle, who is mate, and W. New
stead and Walter Morton, both from
Detroit, who are engineers.
The Detroit Is 35 feet long, 9 feet
Inches beam and 5 feet 6 inches draft
She is equipped with a two-cyllnde
16-horsepower Scrlpps motor which
will drive the yacht seven miles an
hour. She carries 1200 gallons of gas
ollne In seven steel tanks.
The yacht carries 200 gallons of fresh
water and stores for 90 days. She is
fitted with a small rig for use in case
of accident to the engine.
After reaching Queenstown the De
troit will proceed to England. She will
sail up the English Channel to th
North Sea, then to the Baltic and on
to St Petersburg. --
POST MAY GET BRIGADE
General Mans Believes Department
Will Favor Vancouver.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash.,
July 14. (Special.) News that Con
gress is considering the establishment
of a brigade post here or at Fort Law.
ton is received with gratification by
General Maus, who thinks that the
preference between the two posts will
be for Vancouver.
From the standpoint of a brigade
fort. Vancouver Barracks Is Ideally lo
cated. It contains 640 acres of land
within the post proper and in addition
a target range located at Proebstel, 14
miles from the post which has been
adjudged by army experts one of the
finest In. the United States. A side
track from the North Bank line has
been run into the barracks, facilitating
the loading and' unloading of troops
and equipment. An excellent harbor in
the Columbia River makes it possible
to land large battleships within
Soldiers living In Fort Vancouver are
much healthier and in better condition
than those- in any other fort in the
Department of the Columbia. - Accord
ing to army experts, there seems to be
little doubt that Vancouver will be
chosen as the location of the brigade
HOOD RIVER CLUB FORMED
West Side Ranchers Will Co-operate
for Mutual Improvement.
HOOD RIVER. Or., July 14, (Spe
cial.) A lively interest is being taken
by the residents of the West Side of
the Hood River In a series of discus
sions tending to create a greater diver
sity of Industries in the district The
organization of West Side ranchers,
known as the West Side Improvement
Club, has arranged for a number of
talks to be given in the near future,
when the cultivating season is over
and the citizens have leisure.
Among the topics to be discussed are
such subjects as "Hog-raising in the
Orchard," "Poultry," "Garden Truck'
and "Cover Crops." "It is the aim of
the club," said one of its members, "to
have every orchardlst produce his own
garden truck, his poultry and his own
The club is also planning for a Chau
tauqua, to last about a week, in the
cool region of the Upper Valley, where
the ranchers and their families will
repair to enjoy the fishing of the dis
trlct and to discuss matters of interest
DETECTIVES HUNT PRINCE
Vienna S'obleman Has Judgments
for $50,000 Against Newly-wed.'
LONDON, July 14. (Special.) A
curious situation has arisen in regard
to Prince Miguel, of Braganza, who
married Miss Anita Stewart whose
mother, Mrs. Rhlnelander Stewart
married James Henry Smith after her
At the beginning of the week there
arrived in London legal representa
tives of a Vienna nobleman who be
sought the assistance of Scotland Yard
in discovering the whereabouts of the
Prince. They were armed with va
rious formidable looking documents
which they explained to the British of
ficials consisted of Judgments, pro
nounced by Austrian courts, condemn
ing the Prince to pay a certain noble
man the sum of 350,000.
WEATHER WILL BE FICKLE
Northern States to Be Cool ' and
Showery at Outset This Week.
WASHINGTON, July 14. Unstable
pressure over the northern hemisphere
indicates that the weather this week
will be more changeable than last
week over the Northern states, where
it will be cool and showery at the
outset. "The week," said the Weather
Bureau bulletin, "will open cool and
showery over the Rocky Mountain
region and the Northwest followed
by moderately warm and generally
fair weather by the middle of the
week, and by a return to cooler.
showery weather at the close.7
Same Nation Is Second
in Long Race.
STROBING, AMERICAN, THIRD
Six of First Ten to Finish Rep
resent United States.
K. K. M'ARTHUR IS VICTOR
Winner Is Tall Transvaal Police
manWearers of Stars and Stripes
. Finish in Good Condition Mo
Grath Takes Hammer Throw,
UNITED STATES FAB IX XJSAD
STOCKHOLM, July 14. The score
in all Olympic events as announced
United Statea. 120: Sweden. 79;
England, OS; Germany, 31; Finland,
28; France, 21; South Africa, 18;
Denmark, 13; Italy. IS; Canada, 11;
Norway. 10; Australia, : Hungary,
8; Belgium, 7: Greece, 4; Rum la, S;
Auitrla. 3; Holland, 2.
STOCKHOLM. July ,14. South Afri
ca, which heretofore has played a mod
est part in this Olympic drama, came
to the center of the stage at the mo
ment of its culmination today, winning
the marathon race, the most Important
number on the Olympic programme.
This might have been honor enough
for a small nation, but South Africa
also won second place by a' secure lead.
The winner of the classical mara
thon was K. K. McArthur, a tall Trans
vaal policeman. His compatriot C. W.
Oltshaw, came second into the stadium
several hundred yards behind and third
to appear was the American, Graston
Stroblno, of South Paterson' Athletic
Club, who put up a braver fight than
most of the runners, for his feet were
skinned and bleeding and ha was suf
fering great pain.
American Finishes Gamely.
He never lost his nerve, though, and
made a brave attempt at feeling happy
while he traversed the stadium track
furlong behind the second man at
the end of the performance.
The times as announced were:
McArthur. 2 hours IS minutes; Git-
shaw, 2 hours 27 minutes 62 seconds!
Stroblno, 2 hours 88 minutes 42 2-5
The Americans gave a death blow to
the theory that the athletes of the
United States are better at contests
which require quickness and agility
than in tests of endurance.
While 3000 spectators in the stadium
strained their eyes toward tha arch
way from under which the runners
emerged, they saw the American shield
on the breasts of six of the first ten
men who entered.
Six on Roll of Honor.
The names of this roll of honor are
Stroblno, Andrew Sockalexls, Old Town;
John J. Gallagher, Yale; Joseph Erxle
ben, Missouri A. C; Richard F. Plggott
North Dorchester A. A., and Joseph
Forshaw, Missouri A. C. The Ameri
can team numbered 12, and 10 finished.
The last of these was Thomas K.
LiUey, North Dorchester A. C, who fin
Two Americana fell by the wayside-
Michael J. Ryan, of the Irish-American
A. C, who made a good run for 19
miles and then succumbed to the heat,
and John J. Reynolds, of the same club,
who fell out earlier.
Sweden furnished another dosen to
the race and if their strength had been
equal to their ambition they would
have had a different tale to tell. They
tarted at a great pace, but in th
first few miles put forth all their pow
ers and had nothing left when th
'Canada's Rope Qirita.
Canada had no reason to be ashamed.
for two of her representatives, J.
Duffy and Fosythe. finished fifth and
sixteenth, respectively. Canada's great
hope, Corkerey, ran with Ryan for sev
eral miles, and they gave It up to
The tall Finn, IColehmainen, a favor
ite, was outclassed. He took the lead
at the beginning, but Gitshaw caught
him at five miles and ran at his heels,
with McArthur and F. Lord of Great
Britain for 10 miles more and then
robbed him of the leadership.
Two miles and a half from the goal
McArthur went to the front and held
the lead to the end. He had com
pleted the circuit of the arena before
Gitshaw came under the archway and
fell to the ground exhausted. The
spectators cheered him lustily and as
he lay panting. Crown Prince Gustavo
Adolph came up, shook him by the
hand and patted him on the back.
South Africans Jubilant.
A small party of South African en
thusiasts had an enormous laurel
wreath readj' In anticipation of vic
tory, of which they were confident
from the first They lifted the two
athletes on their shoulders and slung
the laurel over McArthur. carrying
the pair across the field. Half an hour
later, after champagne had been
opened in the dressing room, the Afri
can delegation brought out the victors
(Concluded on Page 8.)