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VOL. LiIX 0. 18.GT2 Entered at Portland (Oregon)
J' XJ iO,V Postnffkf ai Sonl-0!l Matter
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1920
PRICE FIVE ; CENTS
BROOKLYN WINS TITLE
IN NATIONAL LEAGUE
THREE LEADING AMERICAS'
TEAMS AGAIN ARE VICTORS.
CIC0TTE CALLED MAN
WHO THREW SERIES
HARDING LEADS IN
STRAW BALLOT HERE
PEKSOXAIi CANVASS MADE IX
SLEUTH FOUND SLAIN
NEAR SITE OF STILL
MOONSHINERS LURE HIM TO
DEATH, POLICE BELIEVE.
2 KILLED, 5 HURT
IN TRESTLE WRECK
Rail Speeder Dives 70
Feet at Curve.
WHITE SOX PROMISED $100,000
jilS STATE FAIR
Opening Day Attendance
Record Broken by 1100.
RECEIPTS REACH HIGH MARK
126 Makes of Automobiles
Are on Display.
24 COUNTIES EXHIBITING
Judging or Livestock Begins; Port
land Symphony Orchestra
. boo res Triumph.
BT W. A. PETTTT.
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BALEM, Or, Sept. 17. (Special.)
All records for opening day attend
ance and first day cash receipts at I
the Oregon state fair were broken
today when a' crowd that exceeded
former figures by 1100 filed through
More numerous and more attractive
exhibits than ever before, automobile
races that brought tafiS grandstand to
its feet and a concert par excellence
by the Portland Symphony orchestra
In the new slaaium, were the out
standing features of the fair today.
During the morning hours thou
sands of fair visitors entered the
various exhibit pavilions where they
viewed the greatest array of agricul
tural and livestock offerings ever
assembled in Oregon. The floral ex
hibit, under the direction of C. B.
Clancey, is one of the feat.ure attrac
tions, while the automobile show re
ceived high commendation at the
hands of the throngs. There are 126
makes of automobiles on exhibit, not
including half as many trucks, tract-
ors and other motor propelled vehicles,
This exhibit is under the direction of
George E. Halvoraon, and Lee Gil
bert of Salem.
State Institution Compete.
Chief among the Btate institutions
competing for the Hartman cup are
the Oregon Agricultural college and
the state hospital. The college dii
play, featuring a new type of hybrid
begonias, was arranged.- under - the
direction of Professor Peck of the
floricultural department. A com
bination of foliage plants, ferns and
cut flowers Is shown by the hospital.
The Hartman cup now is held by the
Twenty-four of the 36 counties in
Oregon have exhibits at the fair, ex
clusive of almost as many displays
entered by the boys and girls' in
dustrial ciuds trora different parts
of the state. The Tillamook and Coos
county exhibits specialize in cheese
and dairy products, while Clatsop
county has a large showing of fish
and other products typical of that
section of the state. Exhibits of most
of the other counties are general and
emphasize the agricultural, horticul.
turaL, . timber and mineral resources
Judging; Starts Tomorrow.
Judging of the county exhibits-will
W. C Duncan of Arbarry and Fred
e floral Ixhf "f f"
the floral exhibits, but it is not be-1
lieved the awards in this division will
be announced before Wednesday.
V . The judging of livestock got under
ii'v way this afternoon, following receipt
of the final consignment of cattle.
which arrived at the fair grounds at
noon from Yakima, Wash. The judges
for the livestock department include
H. W. Griswold, Guernseys and Jer-
eeys; John I Smith. Holsteins and
Ayrshlres; W. H. Curdiner, beef
breeds; Robert Miller, sheep and
goats; Hugh Walters and Charles Tal-
madge, swine, and James M. Fuller,
Portland Orchestra Triumphs.
At noon Stoudenmeyers famous
band gave a concert In the pavilion.
wuuo iuio Aiiernoon was given over
to the automobile faces, automob.ile
polo and other entertainment features.
Tonight several thousand people as
sembled in the new stadium, ,- here
they enjoyed a two-hour programme
given by the Portland Symphony or
chestra. This concert was a rare mu
sifal treat and each number was
loudly cheered by the enthusiastic
t audience. May Dearborn Schwab, so
loist, was exceptionally pleasing and
delighted the crowd with her offer
ings. The orchestra is composed of
55 pieces and is under the direction
of Carl Denton.
Tomorrow is booster day, and from
advancs information the grounds will
he thronged with people from all sec
tions of the state. The Eugene Ra
diators, Vancouver Prunarians and
number of other commercial and civic
organizations will reach the city
shortly after 10 o'clock, and after
being welcomed by the Salem Cher
rians will be escorted to the fair
grounds. There these organizations
will hold competitive drills on Lone
Oak track in front of the grandstand,
followed by many stunts not yet an
nounced. There also will be band con
certs. Judging of the exhibits in vari
ous departments and an array of other
Good Harness Meet Billed.
The harness programme for to
morrow is one of the best of the
week and Includes a 2:25 trot. 2:25
pace and a half-mile run. There also
(Concluded on f age 7, Column X.)
Cleveland Indians Retain Half
Game Lead Over Sox, With,
Yanks in Running.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27. Brooklyn
won the championship of the National
league although idle, as a result of
New York being: defeated by Boston
here in the second game of their double-header.
All three leaders in . the American
race won today. Cleveland, which
has a half-game lead over Chicago,
has six games to play and if the In
dians win half of them the White Sox
must win their three remaining games
with St. Louis to get first place.
While it is. mathematically possible
for New York to pass Cleveland, the
Yankees can only tie with Chicago.
The local team has two games to play
and by winning them while the two
western terms lose all their contests
New York would be on even terms
with Chicago and a game ahead of
Cleveland. A victory by the Chicago
White Sox or a defeat for the Yankees
will put the eastern team out of the
. ...... . xm.m.
ftM T UU M M Ull WUIM
Stanley "Powlotski of Portland Made
ORBGONIAN NEWS BUREACWash-
ington, Sept. 27. Stanley Powloski
857 Colonial avenue. Portland, will
receive a commission as second lieu
tenant of infantry in the regular
army, the war department announced
A civil service examination will be
held at Vale, Or., October 26, to se
lect a postmaster for the town. The
office pays a salary of $2300 a year.
Stanley Powloski. after receiving
the information from the war de
partment, telegraphed his acceptance
Lieutenant Powloski attended the
third officers' training camp at Camp
Custer and was commissioned second
lieutenant during the war. He served
at Vancouver barracks for six months.
during which time he married a t-ori
land girl. Following the close of the
war he returned to Portland to reside.
He is under orders to report to Van
couver barracks for duty within the
next 11 days.
PORTLAND BOY DROWNS
Merle Blood Meets Death In Water
Near Union, Or.
' LA GRANDE, Or,, Sept. 27 (Spe
cial.) Merle Blood, age 16, and a resi
dent of Portland, was drowned Sat
urday afternoon on the Ed Miller
ranch, near Union. Young Blood, who
was just learning to swim, and had
been at the Miller ranch for only
three weeks, told his fellow workers
about 3:30 in the afternoon, that he
was going (swimming, according to
his daily custom.
When the lad failed to appear.
search was started. His clothes
were found on the hank, but his
body was not recovered untii mid
night Saturday, when it was found to
have washed into an adjoining lrri
gation ditch. The remains will be
sent to 'Portland this evening, -where
the mother, a widow, resides.
MARRIAGE VCW FULFILLED
Clyde Holland Weds Maiden He
"Toddled" as Infant,
1 VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept. 27.
I (Special.) When Nora Ivirkpatriek
l'wra infant, Clyde Holland held her
on his Kne and told her fairy stories
and amused her and vowed that
'some day she will be mine."
Today Mr. Holland, now 32 years
old, and Nora, 16 years of age, came
jto Vancouver, obtained a marriage
license and were married by Judge
Back of the superior court of Clarke
county. Mrs. Grace Holland, mother
of the girl, was present as witness,
and gave her consent to the marriageT
i Holland is from Linnton, Or, and his
bride from Scappoose, Or.
I BATTLESHIPS FOG-BOUND
More Than 2 5 Big Vessels Anchored
Outside of New York.
NEW. YORK, Sept. 27. More than
25 large steamships, including all th
battleships of ' the Atlantic fleet.
were anchored in the outer harbo
They were unable to grope thei
way through the log that, has en
veloped this vicinity since Friday
QUAKE WIPES OUT TOWN
Many Injured When Shock Occurs
LONDON, Sept. 27. A violen
earthquake is reported to have oc
curred at Giarre, Sicily, at the base of
Mount Etna, says a Rome dispatch
the exchange telegraph company,
The quake lasted 10 seconds.
One l inage was . destroyed an
many persons were injured.
BIG OPERA HOUSE BURNS
Cripple Creek Building Valued at
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., Sept. 27.
The Victor opera house, the largest
structure in the Cripple Creek di
trlct, was destroyed by fire -at noon
today. ... ,
Crashes of Applause Ac
CHEERS INTERRUPT SPEAKER
City Lustily Voices Approval
PLEA MADE FOR INDUSTRY
Commerce, Labor and Finance, Un
der Democratic Negligence, Is .
Drifting, Declares Candidate.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 27. Before a
throng which taxed the capacity of
the Baltimore armory and voiced its
pprobation in repeated crashes of
applause. Senator Harding outlined
tonight his policy for sound business
and rehabilitated American industry.
Every place in the armory was
taken and many were standing when
Senator Harding arrived. At his ap
pearance the audience rose and
cheered for two minutes and then re
ewed the ovation after the band had
played the "Star-Spangled Banner.
The nominee many times was inter
rupted with cheering and when he
concluded he was sent away with
great roar of applause.
The address was trie fourth made
today by Senator Harding. In Balti
more he was received' by a cheering
throng at the railway station, was
tumultuously acclaimed along a ride
through the city and was personally
welcomed by hundreds who filed by
to shake his hand at a public jrecep
Greeting Tumultuous One.
In trod uced by General Felix Agnus,
publisher of the Baltimore American,
Senator Harding got his second
tumultoous demonstration of the eve-
ing when he arose to speak. It was
more than a minute before the crowd
A merchant marine policy insuring
accessibility to' all markets of the
world, linked with a protective tariff
system to foster production at home.
were promised by Senator Harding.
He praised the merchant marine
bill enacted at the last session of
congress and assailed the democratic
administration for "unpreparedness
for peace," in its policy toward Amer
ican shipping and other factors of
financial and industrial rehabilita
tion. Wlth a new shipping act
framed by republicans now on the
statute books, he said, a new repub
lican administration proposed so to
administer it as to give the nation
us proper place as a sea carrier.
Eaemy Chara-es Answered.
Senator Harding also replied to
charges that the republican platform
and policies are "reactionary," declar
ng it was true that his party wanted
(Concluded on Page 4. Column 3. )
f BOTH SVSES '
' r- ki PIT
Neither Gamblers Xor Players Gain,
as Abe Audi Held o Have
CHICAGO, Sept. 2 7. President
Charles Comiskey of the Chicago
American league club tonight re
ceived word that Billy Maharg, for
mer boxer and a business partner of
Bill Burns, ex-majori league pitcher.
had told newspapermen in Phila
delphia that'White Sox players ap
proached him before the world series
last year and told him it had been
"fixed" for Cincinnati to win.
Presfdent Comiskey immediately
telegraphed Maharg, asking him to
come here and present this evidence
to the Cook county grand jury. Com
iskey said he would give Maharg $10,
000 if his charges were proved.
"Furthermore, I'll see that every
player Implicated is fired from or
ganized baseball forever," he said.
Attell Double-Croeaea Gamblers.
Maharg's statement, as received by
Comiskey, said that Eddie Cicotte,
Chicago pitcher who lost two games
in the series, approached him with an
offer of aid. saying that he could
furnish players to throw the games.
The White Sox were promised
$100,000 for throwing the, series, ac
cording to Maharg. but received only
$10,000, Abe Attell, former feather
weight boxing champion, "double
crossing" them. Maharg's statement
as received by Comiskey, virtually
was as follows:
"Last fall Cicotte approached Bill
Burns and myself in a hotel in New
York- He told us that he could sup
ply enough players td assure the
throwing of the games. We made the
deal with him, Abe Attell acting as
the 'fixer' or 'go-between.'
Gamblers Left In Cold.
"The Sox were double-crossed and
so were many of the gamblers by At
tell, however, and Burns and I lost
every cent we had by betting on Cin
cinnati to win the third game of the
series, which we thought also had
been fixed. We cleaned up on the first
"According to the story Cicotte told
us, eight Sox players were in on the
deal. They were the men whose names
have' been so prominently connected
with the Chicago grand jury investi
"Thousands and thousands of dol
lars were made on the series, but the
men who engineered the deal were
double-crossed and got left out in the
. Woman to- Testify.
The Cook county grand jury will
resume its investigation of baseball
gambling- and alleged game "throw
ing" tomorrow, with a woman sub
penaed to testify. In addition, half i
dozen of the leaders In professional
baseball have been summoned to ap
pear. ' v
Mrs. Henrietta D. Kelley, whose
identity has been kept secret for
several days, will testify. She is. ex
pected to tell of conversations she
heard between Chicago American
players, Eddie Cicotte, Ray Schalk,
Manager William Gleason, John Col
lins and others who formerly boarded
John Heydler. president of the Na
tional league; Gleason and B. B. John
(Concluded on Page 14. Column 1.)
ALL ABOARD FOR THE STATE FAIR AT
IW "V m 1." vra. V.wKbl-li. "N. A '- "I I i
LOOKING COW ! Ht
Icon Building 1'orcst Service Em
ployed and Dealers In Pub
lic Market Visited. -
THE ORBGOJilAJI'S STRAW
Men 98 1
Women 31 13
U. S. Forest Service
Men 21 - 16
Women 6 11
Men '..16 7
Women 15 9
Total ; 1S6 69
For the ' purpose "of obtaining a
cross-section of the views of the vot
ing public on the coming presidential
election. The Oregonian yesterday un
dertook an informal straw ballot,
which is to be continued a week or
more and will include all classes of
voters. . The ballot yesterday was
taken by a personal canvass among
the occupants of the Yeon building
employes of the United States forest
service and the American operators
of stalls on the public market. As
it continues it will cover other office
buildings, industrial plants and typi
cal groups of voters wherever they
may be found. ,
In the Yeon building yesterday an
overwhelming majority was returned
for Senator Harding. Of a total of
156 votes taken 129 were for the
republican candidate and 27 were for
Governor Cox. Of this number 31
women voted for Harding and 13 for
Cox while five men and four women
declared that they had not yet made
up their minds which way they
A feature in the attitude of this
group of voters toward tne presiaen-
tial candidates was a somewhat cyni
cal indifference toward the result of
Several explained their choice by
saying, "we nave to nave a repuDiican
because we have had enough demo
"I'm voting for Harding because
he's a republican," announced one
business man. "The democratic can
didate would have to- be a mighty good
man to get my vote. We've sure had
enough of Wilson." j
"I am so disgusted with the Wilson
administration that I'm going to vote
for HardWtg," declared another man.
"Cox is just another name for Wilson
Many unique reasons for their polit
ical beliefs were advanced by the sup
porters of Harding. Not the least
among them was the man who was
going to vote for Harding because
"Harding doesn't pull the rough stuff
that Cox does; Cox is a bar-room poli
tician," or the woman who was going
to vote for Harding "of course do
I look like a democrat?"
Unique, too, were some of the rea
sons advanced by the Cox enthusiasts
for their political leanings. It was
noticeable that the percentage of
women who supported Cox was
greater than the percentage of men.
One woman declared that she was go
ing to vote for Cox for the sole and
simple reason that everybody else in
that particular office was for Hard-
(Concluded on Pago 5. Column 3.)
TO TkvE.Al Nl f
New PAri.OF SHOES
Justice Department Head
U. S. AGENT WOULD FIRE
Think I'd Be Passing Out
Calling Cards? Is Retort.
MOTHER TELLS OF FUND
Alleged Bootlegger Ring Money to
Wreck Police Force Proves to
Be Burial Expenses.
Robert W. Hedderly, alleged boot
logger, killed in a federal raid on
September 10, was designated as a
dangerous character who would kill
a peace officer in any manner that
he could. This Information was given
to a group of federal officials gath
ered about a round table In the custom-house
by William Bryon. supert
intendent of the northwest' district
of the United States department of
Mr. Bryon, testifying at the mayor's
hearing yesterday, a hearing which
was called after the filing of charges
against Patrolmen Morris and Jack
son, who participated in the raid, said
that he had been called to the round
table discussion when the plans for
the raid and expected capture of Hed
derly were being discussed.
Attending this conference, he tes
tified, were Johnson Smith, federal
prohibition director; C. C. Kramer,
chief agent of the United States rev
enue department; W. R. Wood, an
operative under Mr. Kramer, and oth
Hedderly Called killer.
1 was asked what I knew about
Hedderly and I told them" that I con
sidered him to be a dangerous person.
who would kill an officen in any way
that he could." testified Brvon
When asked a hypothetical question
as to what he would have done had be
been placed in the position of Patrol
man Jackson, who was said to have
been directly in the path of the Hed
derly car, Mr. Bryon' answered.
"I would shoot. What do you think
I would be doing, passing out my call
ing cards? I'm an officer and if the
car was coming at me, it's not my
place to step out of the way. It's the
place of the person driving to stop.
And if he didn't stop I'd shoot."
"Would you shoot to kill?" quizzed
Barnett Goldstein, attorney for Mrs.
R. W. Hedderly, the widow;'.'
Bryon Would Stop Him.
"I'd stop him," answertd Bryon.
Pyrotechnics featured the opening
of the hearing yesterday when At
torney Goldstein challenged Attorney
Watkins to prove that a "league of
bootleggers" had contributed money
to break down the" morale of the
police department by obtaining the
discharge of Police Officers Jack
son and Morris.
"I want to put a stop to these in
sinuations," said Attorney Goldstein.
"I am not representing any mythical
ring of bootleggers. I am here speak
ing for the family of the man who
was shot to death by these officers,
a man who was only supposed to
have committed a misdemeanor for
which the "most severe penalty is
only J500 fine in the federal court.
Goldstein Define Hpiring,
"This hearing is not being eon
ducted to try Hedderly, or his asso
ciate, Lewis, nor is it for the pur
pose of determining if there is a
ring of bootleggers, although it is
an insult to the efficiency of the
police department if it Is admitted
that such a ring exists. This hear
ing is to determine if these two
police officers are fit men to re
main on the police department and
I would likerfo have the counsel stay
within the scope of the hearing."
No sooner had Attorney Goldstein
concluded his statement -than Attor
ney Watkins, who issued a statement
Friday charging that a "league of
bootleggers" had contributed money
for the purpose of breakincr down the
morale of the police department, took)
"I know and I can prove that more
than J700 has been raised by a ring
of bootleggers and law violators in
this city as a means of shattering the
morale of the police department!
Golsftteln's lr Aroused.
"If you say that I received any of
this money, either directly or indi
rectly, it's a lie," shot back Attorney
You don't know anything about
it." retorted Watkins. 'I didn't say
in the newspaper interview, nor do
I say now, that you received any of
the fund. I did say and reiterate
now that a fund of more than J700
was raised among bootleggers after
September 10 and I am ready to prove
A statement volunteered by Mrs.
Edward B. Hedderly, mother of the
dead man, revealed that friends of
Hedderly had raised funds and given
them to her to aid in. defraying ex
penses of the funeral.
"My boy trod a path which none of
us used. He associated with men
called bootleggers. Men who pur
chased liquor from them are known
as bankers,- lawyers and merchants.
But these associates love my boy and
when I was in distress they came to
Concluded oa Pa , Column xX
Boys Playing In Creek Bottom Dis
cover Body Bearing Three Gun
bbot Wounds and Blinded.
ABERDEEN," Wash.. Sept. 27.
(Special.) Blindfolded, hearing three
gunshot wounds and covered with
two' planks and a tangled mass of
weeis. the body of Nicolas Koleskl,
24 years old, a special officer of the
Aberdeen poliee department, was
found by boys shortly before noon
yesterday in a shallow creek in dense i
woods about three miles south of
He had been missing since last
Tuesday, when he was assigned to
hunt down operators of a still alleged
to be located near the spot where hte
body was found. He is believed to
have been lured to the spot by moon
shiners and deliberately killed.
Koleski, a Russian-Pole, was a Ca
nadian overseas veteran. He was
practically unknown here and had
been employed by the police depart
ment but a week, prior to his disap
pearance. His first work was liquor
law violation assignments and as a
result of these he appeared as a wit
ness in several police court trials of
Following the plain clothesman's
disappearance, a posse was formed
and the woods in which the body
was found were searched, but without
results. Officers today stated that
in these first searches they passed
and repassed the spot where the body
was found. Blood was found near by,
but was believed to have been that
of a deer killed by hunters.
From all indications the officer was
shot while blindfolded. His clothes
bore nq marks of a struggle. Of the
three shots fired into the body, one
entered the upper left arm, the other
two the head. Two of the bullets
passed through the body. The- other,
police announced, will be probed for
Koleski -had no relatives In this
part of the country. A brother in
Winnipeg, Canada, has been notified
of the tragedy. No arrests have been
made, though police state they have
suspects under suveillance.
SUGAR IS CUT TO $15.50
Price to Be in Effect When Port
land Gets Next Shipment.
A decline of 75 cents a hundred In
the price of suga? was announced by
California sugar refiners yesterday.
The new wholesale price at Portland,
which will be $15.50 a hundred, will
ba effective when the next shipment
arrives here on the steamer Rose
City, which is due Wednesday.
Wholesale grocers believe sugar
prices will continue to fall, but they
do . not expect the declines t'8 be so
wide ae has recently betn the case
NEW YORK, Sept. 27. The sugar
market was weak this morning. Three
leading refiners reduced their prices
half a cent a pound to 14 cents for
fine granulated. This was in line
with the unsettled feeli-ng in other
commodity markets and the increased
offerings In raws.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
ESTERCArs Maximum temperature, 69
degrees; minimum, .",7 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; moderate
winds, mostly northerly.
Fextares of Palmer's and Burlepon's ad
miniBtratlons disapproved by Cox.
Immense throng at Baltimore roars wel-
come to Senator Harding. Page 1.
. Harding leads in straw ballot in Portland.
1 Harding's visit to Maryland watched with
keen interest. Pago 2.
Senator New declares Wilson has sur
1 rendered China to Japan. Page 4.
Three In Washington seek republican
state chairmanship. Page 6.
Thirty homes are fired In Irish reprisals.
All balloons land safely In U. S. test race.
20,000 veterans march at Cleveland on
opening day of legion . convention.
Northwest. - - -Spending
crowd opens stata fair. Page 1.
Jury to try alleged slayers of Pendleton
sheriff seated in letis than four hours.
Liquor sleuth found slain In woods. Page 1.
Welfare officers of state of Washington
resign positions. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon hops are weak and declining with
lack of orders. Page 23.
Wheat advances sharply at Chicago with
covering by shorts- Page 23.
Stocks react under setting pressure from
shorts. Pago 23.
M'Nary to investigate reported, discrim
ination toward Seattle in shipping dis
trict. Page 22.
City of Vancouver to take ties to United
Kingdom, rage 22.
American league clubs fight hard for
honor of meeting Brooklyn. Page 14.
Brooklyn Nationals will play for world's
title. Page 1.
Thorp makes friends and gets plenty of
repeat dates. Page 35. j
President McCarthy promises hot fight at
Rumler session. . Page1 15.
Coast league results lxs' Angeles X. San
Kranelsco 2.- No other games scheduled.
Beavers k to play seven-game series in
Seattle. Page 15.
Eight Chicago players held to ' have
thrown 1319 world's series. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Two killed, five hurt when rail speeder
dives oft 70-foot trestle. Page 1.
Reatrainlng order is denied milk league.
Fifty to make eastern Oregon trada trip.
Pendleton opposes Wallula cut-off for high
way.. Page S.
Park-to-park auto caravan due In state at
5 o'clock today. Page 9.
Liquor raiders warned Hedderly was a
killer.. Page 1.
Community service neighborhoods of city
begin organization. Page 6.
Californlans Indorse co-operatlv market
ing plan for Oregon. Page 16.
Big Armistice day programme urged by
mayor In adlress to Veterans of For
eiso Wars.. Pase 6.
LOGGING MANAGER ESGAPES
C. H. Wheeler Jr. Leaps
Before Dive; Brings Aid.
3 CHILDREN ARE INJURED
Two Women Victims Also Are
Brought to Portland; Accident
Occurs ac Curve.
Two persons were killed and five
others were seriously injured when a
gasoline speeder left the rails on a
70-foot trestle of a logging railroad
near Cochran. Or., at 11:45 o'clock
Harry Lund, aged 33, foreman of
the C. H. Wheeler logging camp at
F. G. Williams, aged 35, Southern
Pacific switchman, 94S Clinton street,
Mrs. F. G. Williams, aged 31, sev
eral fractured ribs and internal in
juries; may die.
Mayna-d Williams, aged 11, frac
tured skull; may die.
Others injured are:
Mrs. Harry Lund, aged 30, Cochran,
Or, fractured left leg and cuts and
bruises about the body.
Wilda Williams, aged 10, cuts and
bruises about the head and body.
Paul Williams, aged 13. cuts and
bruises about the head and body.
"One rmifsger Leapr
Coleman H. Wheeler Jr., manager
of the Wheeler logging interests, was
the only other occupant of the
speeder. Whsn he felt the wheels
leaving the rails he jumped and in
some unknown manner landed on the
trestle. . He escaped injury.
Both Mr. Williams and Mr. Lund
were alive when assistance came
from the Wheeler logging camp, one
mile above the fatal wreck. Mr. Wil
liams died just as the party convey-
ing the injured persons reached Coch
ran, three miles from the trestle, and
Mr. Lund died on the train just after
it left Cochran for Hillsborp. His
body was taken from the . train at
Hillsboro, but was brought to Port
land late last night by Finlcy & Son.
Tho injured women and children
were brought to Portland and taken
to St. Vincent's hospital. They had
been taken to Hillsboro by train and
removed from there to the local hos
pital, by ambulances which had been
rushed to meet thsm. It was said at
the hospital last night that the con
dition of Mrs. Williams and her son
Maynard was critical.
Speeder Dives on Curve.
According to Mr. Wheeler, the
speeder, left the rails on a sharp curve
at about the middle of the trestle,
which crosses a deep canyon. He was
sitting on the front end of the speed
er and as he felt the wheels leav
ing the rails jumped forward.
As he fell sprawling on the trestle,
he says he could see the body of Mr.
Lund- hurtling through the air di
rectly above" him. Mr. Lund struct
the edge of the trestle, and his body
then bounded down into the canyon.
(Concluded on Page 2, Column 2.)
THE GREAT HEART OF
THE GALLANT COLONEL.
It is a public privilege al
most a duty to draw near to
the memory of Theodore Roose
velt. To feel with him the
manly sympathy, the soldierly
solicitude, that marked so sim
ple a statement as this:
"I understand some of Persh
ing's wounded are here. I must
In the magazine section of
The Sunday Oregonian, begin
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narrative of Roosevelt, "Talks
With T. R.," written by John
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Through the trenchant, hu
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