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.PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HEAP GOOD INJUN
START TO HARVARD
TEST MADE TODAY
BRR! IT'S COLD AND
CROWDS SEE FAIR
WEST WOULD KNOW
IS ON SHEEP TRAIN
SEATTLE BOYS TO WORK WAY
TO AND THROUGH COLLEGE.
WET IN CALIFORNIA
RETURNS TO JAIL
DRIZZLE . FROM SEA . SOAKING
FRUIT AND GRAIN.
GEORGE GRAY BACK AFTER
HARVESTING BIG CROP.
PORTLAND. OREG0X TUESDAY.- SEPTEMBER 3, 1913.
Rain and Lightning
Leave Path of Ruin.
DAMAGE EXCEEDS $1,000,000
Nine Die From Heat Before
Cloudburst Brings Relief.
MANY ON LAKE IMPERILED
Basements Flooded Train Wrecks
Caused by Washouts Many
I)nmn Seeking Belief in Bath
ing Resorts Heat Follows.
CHICAGO. Sept. 2. (Special.) Fol
lowing two days of Intense heat. Chi
cago was struck early this afternoon
' by what appears to have been a cloud
burst, accompanied by much lightning
Korty-six fires, due to lightning, kept
the department busy in the midst of
the terrific storm. Basements were
flooded and in some of the hotels sewer
water backed up to the third floors.
The loss from fire and flood will ex
ceed fl. 000.000, the loss being espe
cially severe in the basements of ware
houses. Previous to the storm, which came
practically without warning, the heat
was Intensely oppressive and the air
was full of moisture. Nine deaths had
been recorded In the last 24. hours, all
directly attributable to the heat. Three
persons were driven insane by the
scourge and ended their owji lives. In
addition there were seven drownings
of persons seeking relief in the lake.
Crime Trace to Heat.
The police department also attributed
the Increase in crime to heat, on the
basis that people quickly lost their
tempers and quarreled readily. There
were many stabblngs and shootings
during last night and today.
Grave fears were felt for the safety
of 'thousands on the . lake when the
storm broke with a sudden fury today.
Anticipating a baking heat in the city,
numerous parties in all sorts of boats
started out early in the morning for a
day on the lake. Many of them were in
frail vessels that would not withstand
All lifesavlng stations were busy for
hours after the storm, bringing In dis
abled boats and half-drowned occu
pants, but so far as learned there were
Lake Steamers Weather Gale.
All lake steamers, loaded to their
limit by excursionists, reported back
after the storm by wireless that they
had ridden out the gale in safety.
They unloaded a sorry lot of humanity
when they came In tonight, however.
The passengers, crowded like sardines,
were made desperately ill by the vio
lent Btorm and there was no oppor
tunity to render them assistance.
Predictions that the fierce storm
would break the heat were not borne
out. as the temperature immediately
began to rise, accompanied by a high
humidity. Government forecasters say
there Is scant hope for any cool wea
ther during September.
Dispatches tonight tell of numerous
railroad wrecks due to washed out
tracks and bridges. Wisconsin roads
are especial sufferers. Near Hustler.
Wis.', an engineer and fireman were
killed and the eonductor and several
passengers of the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha train were In
jured when It was wrecked by a wash
out. The heavy storm put telegraph
and telephone service out of commis
sion and It is difficult to learn just
what damage has been done In the
atorm-swept districts north of Chicago.
I TWENTY PERISH IN FLOODS
Western Pennsylvania - Stricken by
Series of Sudden Storms.
TITTSBURG, Sept. 2. Twenty per
sons are known to have been drowned
nd many others are missing after a
series of storms that swept over West
ern Pennsylvania and the "panhandle"
of West Virginia today. The Bal
timore Ohio Hall road and the Pan
handle Railroad were badly crippled.
and It is said that days will pass be
fore traffic can be resumed. Many man
ufacturlng plants are under, water and
: the property damage will be heavy. The
known dead are: Cook White, farmer,
Burgettsttfwn, Pa.: George Gillespie, his
wife and four children. Cherry Valley,
Pa.: Mrs. Thorley and her daughter,
Colliers, W. Va.: unidentified family of
man. woman and three children. Col
liers, W. Va.; W". Eli Hancock. Canons
burg. Pa.: unidentified farmer: 10-year-old
boy, unidentified: three children of
John Crow. Avella. Pa.
" Reports from Colliers. In the "pan
handle" of West Virginia, are that nine
persons have been drowned there and
many more are missing, but the exact
loss of life cannot yet be ascertained.
Cherry Valley, a mining town on the
creek, was flooded within half an hour
after the rain began to fall. Founda-
lions of houses were undermined and
they toppled over Into the Hooded
At Avella. Washington County.
Henry Crow's house was undermined by
' an ordinary little stream. Mrs. Crow
was badly Injured and Crow carried
her out. but when he returned for
Youths Honored in High School and
Washington "IT." Make Head
way in "Self-Made" Career.
SEATTLE. Wash. Sept. 2. (Special.)
John Bovingddn and Will Goettling
left this morning on .a Great Northern
sheep train to work their way to Har
nnvino-rinn has lust completed his
freshman year at the University of
Woshtne-tnn and Goettling graauaiea
as valedictorian of the 1912 class of
the Queen Anne High School, and was
winner of the Harvard scholarship
awarded by the Harvard Club of Seat
tle. The sheep train will take them as
far as Chicago. They expect to find
some way to travel the rest of the dis
nnvinirinn in his first year at college
won a place on the varsity debating
team and won the university oratorical
Gnottilner was forced to leave gram
mar school and go to work. He was
apprenticed to a plumber, and before
he quttwas a full-fledged journeyman,
earning' J4 or a a day. But his ambi
tion was for a higher education, and
he entered high school, paying his way
k wnrtlnrr at his trade outside of
school hours. In his four years at high
school he made 32 E's, or marks ior
nmiinit scholasehlD. ' He represented
Queen Anne High School in debating
and oratory. He was elected presiaenx
of his class in his senior year, gradu
ated valedictorian and was awarded the
GOMEZ' APPEAL EXPLAINS
State Department Assured That Cu
ban President Is Sincere.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 2. The mes
sage of explanation and appeal, sent
by President Gomez, of Cuba, to Presi
dent Taft. has done much to clear up
the situation growing out of the at
tack on Charge d'Affaires Hugh S. Gib
son, of the American Legation, in Ha
vana, by Enrique Mais, a Cuban news
State Department officials expressed
their satisfaction today with the evi
dent sincerity of the Cuban President's
It became known today that last
Friday, acting Secretary of State Wil
son advised Minlster-Rlvero In unmis
takable terms that this Government
would not brook unnecessary delay and
that complete satisfaction must be
speedily forthcoming. President Gomes
promised to expedite matters.
EIGHT WEDDED AT ONCE
Four Sisters, Aged 15 to 22, United
at Fort Smith by Single Ceremony.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 2. A new
matrimonial record in Arkansas was
entered today, when Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Clark announced that their four daugh
ters were married to four young plant
ers by the same service last night at
the Clark country place near Ozark.
The quadruple ceremony united:
Miss Clark. 22. to Taylor McCain, 21.
Miss Selma Clark, 15, to Thomas
Miss Jerushla Clark, 17, to George
Miss Gladys Clark, 19, to A. F. Wil
The brides and bridegrooms, after
attending the wedding supper, stayed
last night at the Clark residence and
today repaired to their several homes,
newly built in the same community.
DESPERATE MAN ESCAPES
Slayer of Two Breaks From Cell at
the Tombs, Scales Wail.
NEW YORK. Sept. 2. Reynold Fros
brey, accounted one of the most desper
ate men in the country and held in
the Tombs c-n double charges of mur
der, escaped today by breaking out of
a cell and scaling the outer wall.
Frosbrey held up and fatally shot
Morris Schwartzkops. a jeweler, on July
29. Schwartzkops died a few hours
later and the same afternoon Frosbrey
shot and seriously wounded Max Katz,
a clerk in a cigar store.
JAPAN'S ATTITUDE ALARMS
Nipponese Object lo China Putting
Troops in Manchuria.
PEKIN. Sept. 2. (Special.) It is ru
mored that Japan intends sending
China a note, objecting to the Repub
He's putting troops In Northwestern
Manchuria to retake Tonanfu from the
Mongols. Japan's note. It Is said, will
be similar to the British note regard
ing Tibet, forbidding Chinese troops
within certain spheres. The . British
action is based on treaties with Tibet in
1904 and with China In 1906.
China dally Is becoming more alarmed
over the Japanese attitude in Man
EDITOR OF JUDGE IS DEAD
Carlton T. Garretson Succumbs to
Injuries From Fall.
NEW YORK, Sept. 2. Carlton T. Gar
retson, editor of Judge., died here to
day at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. G.
Finch, as the result of injuries re
ceived when he was thrown from his
horse on May 10. Before his connection
with Judge.. Garretson was connected
with the editorial staff or Leslie's
Weekly ' and the New -York Evening
Globe and had published papers on the
Taft and TV R. Forces
to Vie at Polls.
REGULARS PREDICT VICTORY
Bull Moose Leaders Admit Re
COLONEL'S POWER WANING
President's Friends Count on 1 0,000
Majority for Party In Primary
for State and County Tickets.
Reports of Workers Please.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2. (Special.)
That San Francisco will give the reg
ular Republican candidates a majority
of at least 10,000 votes tomorrow is the
prediction of the members of the Re
publican county committee and or the
friends of President Taft, who are in
terested In the campaign both in 'the
city and state.
Tom Finn, who is in control of the
forces of the Bull Moose, satd this
morning that he thinks the third-term
party will win a majority of the legis
lative contests. However, Tom is un
certain and explains that it will be a
close and hard fight in many districts.
Taft. Me Fight Hard. '
"You know you never can tell what
the voters will do, but we hope that
the men pledged to support Roosevelt
will win In their districts. But the
Taft men are putting up a hard fight
and some strong arguments. Their
candidates make strong appeal to many
persons, but I hope to see our side suc
Finn admits that the refusal of the
Bull Moose candidates to declare for
municipal control of the San Fran
cisco harbor and for Greater San Fran
cisco weakens their chances. He also
feels that Roosevelt is an. infinitely
weaker candidate now in San Fran
cisco than he was when. the . contest
was a family matter of the Repub
Regulars Are Confident.
"We go into the fight tomorrow with
the utmost confidence," said S. Fred
Hogue, who with other friends and sup
porters , of President Taft has put all
his vim and vigor Into the campaign
for the continuance of the Republican
party and who has been, managing the
stateflght for the President. "The
regular Republicans of California and
San Francisco, especially, are going to
vote for the Republican candidates, lfj
they vote at all. It Is merely a matter
of getting the friends of President Taft
(o the polls tomorrow." '
Fred G. Sanborn, chairman of the
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In Drying Sections of StateWord Is
Sent to Orchardists . to Put
. Products Under Cpvcr. ,
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 2. (Spe
cial.) The weather is very threaten
ing all over Northern California here
today. People are preparing to build
fires and indications point to rain to
night. The -weather is cold and farm
ers and fruit men are worried in the
Anderson Valley, , the fruit men are in
the midst of the fruit-drying season
and the cold spell will be detrimental.
At San Francisco tonight) there is a
steady drizzle from .the ocean that
means heavy rain for the interior and
foothill sections of the state. In the
great fruit-drying localities thousands
of carloads of fruit are spread on racks
in the open air and warnings have been
telegraphed to ill ranchers to cover the
fruit. .Should "the rain continue long
great -damage will occur. .
At Weavervllle rain fell Saturday
night and yesterday and today the wea
ther Is unusually cold, with indications
of more rain.
Over In. the Hay Fork. Valley rain is
falling and considerable annoyance is
resulting to farmers, who are just har
vesting their biggest wheat crop.
The - weather at Yreka is cold and
there Is a slight sprinkle of rain. Yes
terday sain fell in the higher regions
and from indications there will be a
downpour here before the day Is ended.
BURGLAR BEATS RETREAT
Cnp of Lysol Soap Dashed in Face
or Intruder Proves Protective.
BAKER, Or., Sept. 2. (Special.)
When a man tried to enter the house
of Mrs. George Palmer, of this city,
Saturday night, a cupful of lysol soap
proved as effective' as an army would
The attempt to burglarize the house
was made about 10 o'clock when Mrs.
Palmer and two children were alone.
'The man tried the front door and
awakened Mrs. Palmer. When he
came to the back door Mrs. Palmer,
failing to think 'of anything else that
might prove a protection, prepared the
When the man quietly pried the door
open and thrust his head Inside pre
paratory to coming In, splash, went the
soap in his face.. It proved a com
plete success. He left the field undis
puted to the mistress of the house.
TENIN0 COMPANY ADDS 60
4J Cars of Stone Will Be Shipped
Daily for Government Work. .
CENTRALIA. Wash., Sept. k2. (Spe
cial.) Following the announcement
that work on the Government Jetty In
Grays Harbor is to' be resumed at
once, the Hercules Sandstone Company,
of Tenlno, which has the contract for
furnishing stone for the work and
which recently laid off 60 men, follow
ing a shut-down on the jetty work, is
preparing to start up again with a full
In a few days the regular shipments
of 42 carloads daily will be resumed.
A LITTLE UNDER THE WEATHER BUT STILL
Visitors Undaunted by
Rain at Salem.
MR. BENNETT SEES SIGHTS
Farm Exhibits Enteredby Crul;
dren Attract Him. -
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GOOD RACING IS ENJOYED
Annual Opening on Labor Day Is
Urged by Members of Board'
ol - Directors Shetland
- ' Ponies Are Prizes. '
BY ADDISOI, BENNETT.
SALEM, Or., Sept' 2. (Special.) To
tell the candid, unvarnished truth there
was a sprinkle of .moisture - in this
nelghorhood last night, and It has. In
terfered somewhat with the attendance
at the fairgrounds. But nothing can
dampen the ardor of the habitual fair
visitor, those who came out for ft good
time and have it rain or shme, dust,
or mud. So the throngs in town have
had a good day, despite the -lowering
clouds and general dampness. . '
In the early morning many teams ani
men were put to work on the track
and when the races started at 1:30 the
race course was In fairly good condi
tion, and the many lovers of the horses
who were in the grandstand had the
privilege of seeing many good heats,
some of them of a hair-raising nature
at the finish.
Meantime, De Caprio's band of 40
pieces rendered delightful music from
the balcony in the rear of the stand,
and Mrs. Sullivan, of Portland, sang
several solos which must nave- been
rendered very cleverly, judging 1 from
the round upon round of applause- that
followed each number. '..-'
Children's ExhIMta Attract.
One of the attractions of greatest
Interest today, as . was to be expected
was the boys' and girls' exhibits of
poultry and so on, in barn No. 8.
presided over by N. C. Maris. Since
yesterday, when I visited this show,
there have been a large number of ad
ditional entries, and the building -is
now well filled The poultry exhibit
alone is well worthy a visit, for It em
braces about as fine ;a lot of fowls as
And here, too, are the Shetland ponies
presented by Secretary of State Olcott
and Daniel O'Connell Lively. The Olcott
pony will be given as a prize to the.
boy or girl exhibiting the best trto
of poultry of any breed and the Lively
po'ny for best sow with litter of pigs.
These ponies are very handsome ani
mals and the youngsters getting them
will more than likely experience' "the
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ON THE JOB
Wealthy Klamath Man, Under Sen
tence for Furnishing Tribesmen
Liquor, Ready for Duty.
The confidence that was reposed in
George Gray, a Klamath Indian, by
Vnited States District Judge Bean was
not misplaced when his sentence of 60
days in the County Jail was suspended
for two months in order that he might
return home and harvest his crops.
Later he wrote the court that the crops
-were very backward this year and
asked a further suspension until Sep
tember 1. Ihis also was granted and
entered of record. ,
September 1 fell on Sunday, but
George Gray arrived in the city Satur
day night and all day Sunday tried to
break Into jail, but could find no one
Officially to commit him. Early Monday
morning he appeared at the office of
United States District Attorney Mo
Court and reported for jail duty, but
asked a few hours in which to" have a
dentist fill an aching-tooth.
Gray looks on the service of his sen
tence rather as a duty than a penalty
and does not feel disgraced by it. He
is one of the wealthiest of the Klamath
Indians, owning 1500 acres of produc
tive soil, and Is respected by all who
know him. .
.-. Last Winter an. Interesting event hap
pened In his family and he secured sev
eral gallons of whisky to celebrate it
fittingly, inviting his neighbors to join
in the festivities. During the process
several became intoxicated. Gray was
arrested for giving liquor to them and.
pleading guilty to the charge, was sen
tenced to 60 days in the County Jail.
MINISTER ASSUMES BLAME
Driver of Motor Car Absolved by
'Husband- of Woman Killed.
TACOMA, Wash. Sept. 2. (Special.)
Rev. W. G. Woodbrldge, former pastor
of Avondale Presbyterian Church, of
Birmingham, Ala., whose - wife was
killed Sunday night by an automobile,
while he himself was painfully Injured,
today took all the blame on himself.
A. W. Tweeden, a well-known con
tractor, today notified the authorities
he is the man who was driving the au
tomobile which struck the Wood
bridges. The aged victims were on
their way home from church when the
accident happened, and although
Tweeden and his wife went to the hos
pital with the Woodbridges, none ob
tained their names and they were not
known to the police until today.
Tweeden said he did not see the pair
until they stepped suddenly off the
curb not six feet in front and that It
was Impossible then- to stop his car.
W. W. Woodbrldge, of the Fir Tree
Lumber Company, son of the minister,
told the authorities today that his
father wholly absolved Tweeden and
regarded himself alone as to blame.
The Coroner says, he will consult the
Prosecuting Attorney before deciding
what to do.
VETERAN TO BE BEST MAN
Grand Army Quartermaster-General
to Act for Xephcw.
LOB ANGELES, Sept. 2. (Special.)
With Colonel C. R. D. Stowits, Quar
termaster-General of the Grand Army,
as best man, the nephew ,of the famous
warrior, George A. Stowits, of New
York, son of the general - livestock
agent of the Erie Railroad, will bo
married here September 3 8 to Miss
Ruth Hollister, a society girl of New
York, at the home of Mrs. Alfred
Anderson. The wedding is the culmina
tion of a romance spanning two years
and dates from a railroad journey be
tween . Buffalo and New York, when
the young couple met as -passengers
and fell in love at once.
The bride to be is the niece of Mrs.
Anderson, who la socially prominent
here as well as in the East.
Colonel Stowits left , his work at
Grand Army headquarters this morn
ing long enough to get out to meet
his niece-elect He says he will take a
group of the Grand Army's old gruard
to the wedding.
MUNICIPAL BAR IS URGED
Town Votes Dry; Now Citizens Plan
to Open Saloon.
SAN DIEGO. Cal., Sept. 2. Residents
of Oceanside who recently ( voted
against the licensing of saloons at that
place forwarded a petition to the City
Council today, asking that body to call
a special election for the purpose of
voting on the question of establish
ing a municipal bar at Oceanside.
The petition contains the names of
75 per cent of the residents of Ocean
side, it is said. The petitioners say
that despite the liquor restrictions,
people are spending about 12000 a
month for beer, wine and whisky.
They say that If this revenue, could
be. collected by the town It would
more than meet the expenses of the
KAISER VIEWS 60,000 MEN
Great Army With Balloons and Aero
;, planes Gathered at Berlin.
BERLIN. S,ept. 2. Emperor William
passed in review today the most power
ful army ever gathered in Berlin In
time of peace. It comprised more than
Eight aeroplanes and two dirigible
balloons, under the guidance of officer
aviators, flew at the head of the march
ing columns a- they passed the Em
peror. With the Emperor were John G. A.
Leishman, United States Ambassador,
and Captain Samuel G. Shartle, United
States military attache. -
Law May Pry Open All
' Stock Books.
OVERLAND CLUB NEXT TARGET
Esterly Called On to Start Li
FIGHT ON CARRIERS GROWS
Governor Prepares to Take Further
Steps Against Railroads and Ex
press Companies for Ship
ping Into "Dry" Places. i
SALEM. - Or.. Sept. 2. (Special.)
Mapping out further important plans
in his campaign. Governor West de
cided to remain during today at his
offices in the State Capitol, where he
could pursue quietly Investigations Into
what his next moves will be..
Summed up his new plans are out
lined as follows:
The public nuisance act will be in
voked to determine whether railroads
and breweries can make shipments of
liquor Into dry territory for the use
of "blind pigs" and resorts.
The Railroad Commission of Oregon
will be culled upon to take steps to
enforce laws covering railroads of the
Special Prosecutor Esterly has been ,
called upon to institute quo warranto
proceedings to revoke the corporate,
license of the Overland Club, of Fort
land. The County Court of Marlon -County,
will be called upon to revoke the
license of a Baloon in Marlon County
directly across the river from New
berg, on the ground that the saloon is
a public nuisance.
Brewery Owners May Be Known.
'Section 6694. of Lord's Oregon Laws,
providing that stock books of corpora
tions are "subject to the inspection at
all reasonable hours of any person In
terested therein and applying there
fore." will be Invoked through the
state as the person interested to de
termine who are stockholders in brew
eries and other corporations.
Evidence coming to the hands of the
Governor that the Salem Brewing As
sociation has furnished malt liquors
to ex-City Treasurer Smith, of" Har
rlsburg, who resigned because he was
indicted for conducting a "blind pig,"
may turn the limelight on that brew
ery. District Attorney Brown, of Rose
burg, notified Governor West that pa
pers are being drawn in the quo war
ranto proceedings against the Rose
burg Brewing & Ice Co., to revoke ita
In a determination to invoke the
public nuisance act the Executive has
taken a novel step which he belteves
will be successful in curbing the ship
ments of liquor to "blind pigs' and
resorts. That such shipments are
made he Is positive from the bare fact
alone that, they seem to be plenti
fully supplied with liquor which he is
satisfied comes from Oregon dealers
and Oregon breweries.
Governor Gives Opinion.
"Any man who conducts a 'blind
pig" or resort In violation of the law
is conducting a public nuisance under
the statutes." said the Governor In
commenting upon this condition. "Any
man who supplies such an establish
ment with the sinews of war, is as
much a party to conducting that
nuisance as the man who sells the
liquor in the 'blind pig."
"The Railroad Commission act makes
provision that the State Railroad Com
mission shall enforce all of the laws
of the state relating to railroads and
shall call upon the Attorney-General
and proper District Attorney for the
enforcement of such laws, or may call
In special counsel to assist. 1 believe
that the railroads of the state which
are shipping liquor Into dry territory
to "blind pigs,' are aiding and abetting
public nuisance to such an extent that
the shipment of the liquor is In itself
a public nuisance.
"Consequently courts of equity miy
be called upon to enjoin such carriers
from making such shipments. Courts
of equity may also be called upon to
enjoin breweries from making the ship
ments." Carriers Become Agents.
The possibility of the Illegality of a
shipment from wet to dry territory is
also being Investigated by the Gov
ernor. If the brewery which makes the
shipment to the dry territory In deliv
ering it to the railroad makes the rail
road an agent for the brewery, then
It Is contended, there is a possibility
that ths turning over of the goods to
the consignee in dry' territory makes
the consummation of the sale in dry
territory and as a result the sale would
be illegal. If the brewery accepts a
check at the shipping point, however,
and places the goods on board the train
making the road an agent for the
consignee the question might be a dif
ferent one, it is stated. These facts
all will be taken into consideration in ,
the moves of the Governor to cause
discontinuance of shipments Into dry
territory for the purpose of using the
liquor In "blind pigs" or for any other
Saloon Near IVewber-r Trouble..
In calling upon the County Court of
Marion County to revoke the license of
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