The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 12, 1907, Image 1

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VOL- XXVI. "SO- 19
Train Wrecked in Cali
fornia and at Least
25 Are Killed.
Engine Plunges in Sand and
the Cars Leap
Over It.
Reading Members Most Nu
merous Among Sufferers.
Knglne Leaps Track on a Sandy
Beach Near Honda Passengers
Are Plied on It and Cooked
to Death' by the Steam.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cal., May 11.
Following la a list of the dead la
the wrecked train the Shriners.
so far a known tonight:
S. A. WASSON. Buffalo.
MRS. FISHER, Cleveland.
MISS YOUNG. Cleveland.
mingham. Ala.
I ALBERT SLESSE, residence un
known. HARRY HANDLE, Reading, Pa.
A. L. flOTH. Lebanon, Pa.
AUSTIN", tourist agent In
charge of the Buffalo Shriners.
V. STOFFE. Reading.
HENRY. Canton, O.
MRS. MARY 1VENS. Reading.
MR. BROMBAR, Reading.
Fatally Injured:
Miss Sulx, Reading.
Brakeman Blckford, back broken.
SANTA BARBARA. Cel., May 11. At
least 25 persona have perished in a disas
trous wreck on the Coast line on the
Southern Pacific this afternoon, when a
special train carrying thr delegations
of Eastern Shriners, returning from a
week of merrymaking at Los Angeles, left
the track at Honda, a station 69 miles
north of here, and piled up on the sandy
beach. Engine, tender, baggage car and
diner, with three coaches, were heaped In
hopeless confusion, and terror was added
by the wreckage taking fire, although the
flames were quickly extinguished by the
survivors, passengers and trainmen.
Many were scalded and burned while
buried beneath the shattered cars.
Rush to Work of Relief.
From north and south aid was rushed
It once by special trains. Doctors and
nurses from Santa Barbara and San Luis
Obispo raced to the scene of the wreck.
Two carloads of dead and wounded were
X RS i
Oh, Dear. Same Old Election
hurried Into San Luis Obispo shortly be
fore 9 o'clock and, while the bodies of
the dead were turned over to a volunteer
corps of Masons, who had learned of the
disaster to their brethren, the Injured
were hurried to hospitals and private
houses, where cots and beds were await
ing their coming anoV where doctors and
nurses were Immediately in attendance.
The wrecked train, which constituted
a portion of No. 1, the northbound
"Coaster," left Santa Barbara at 12:10.
While traveling on the schedule of a regu
lar train. It was actually a special, and
carried, among others, representatives of
Rajah Temple, of Reading, Pa., Ismallia
Temple, of Buffalo. N. T., and Al Koran
Temple, of Cleveland, O. While It is proba
ble that delegates from other portions of
New York were abroad the train. It Is
known that there are no residents of New
York City were present and the list of
dead shows that a majority of the victims
were from Reading.
Two Versions of Cause.
Two irreconcilable statements have
been made as to the cause of the wreck.
In one It is said that drifting sand along
the track formed an, obstruction with
which the engine of the Esmalia special
collided. The other report, received Just
before midnight from Lompoc, ascribes
r : i
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Chairman Timothy I.. Woodruff,
Who Foiled Odell'n Scheme to
Give Roonevelt a Slap. In New
York Republican State Com-'
ml t tee.
the disaster to a switch rail, broken or
Improperly placed. " According to the
Lompoc correspondent, who viewed the
wreck and obtained the statements of sur
vivors, the engine, traveling at the rate
of 60 miles an hour, struck three project
ing points of the switch rail, ran along
the rail for about 40 feet and then bumped
over the ties for over a .dozen yards,
finally plunging into the ditch. The ten
der was flung over the engine by cars be?
hind. The baggagecar and the diner,
which was evidently the second car,
plunged over the engine, and following
these were two heavy Pullman sleepers.
Majority Die by Scalding.
The greatest loss of life occured in the
diner, which seems to have been filled
with passengers.. Not a person in this car
escaped death. The doomed passengers
were carried into ' close contact with the
engine, . buried under, the cars that came
behind, and for the most part scalded to
death. The bodies taken to San Luis
Obispo, almost without exception, are
horribly disfigured and almost unrecog
nizable. '
The crew was made up ,of Engineer
Champlain, . Conductor Johns and Brake
men Blckford and Fountain. .
Most Killed on Diner.
The Buffalo .Reading and Cleveland
Shriners with their wives and children oc
cupied the dining car and two sleepers,
the Duenna and Oswego. It was in these
three cars that navoc occurred. In the
baggage car the baggageman was Instant
ly killed. ' In 'the diner It 'is estimated
that 12 or 14 passengers, three colored
waiters, the Pullman conductor and a
brakeman met death, and that several
victims were passengers In the sleepers.
Two coaches did not leave the track,
and apparently none of their passengers
was Injured.
There were 145 people on the wrecked
train. Of this number 72 belong to Is
mallia Temple, Buffalo; 48 to Rajah Tem
ple, Reading; five to Salaam Temple, New
Jersey, and 22 were trainmen, porters,
waiters, etc
A report from San Luis Obispo, which
appears to be well founded, gives as the
cause of the wreck the fact that a rail
road crew was engaged in repairing the
track. The wrecked special approached
without warning at a very high rate of
speed and the track gave way. '
The special train bearing 21 dead from
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Move to Declare for
Hughes Rejected.
State Committee Adopts
Woodruff's Plan.
Admits Trying to Climb in Band'
wagon 'When Doing Reactionist's
AVork The Vote Eliminates
Hughes From the Race.
NEW YORK, May 1L (Special.) "The
Republican party in the State of New
York is in a state of complete disorganiza
tion and is In sore need of a leader. I be
lieve the best way would be to make Gov
ernor Hughes the leader of the party by
making him th nominee for the Presi
dency. , Make htm leader and let him
lead." ,
In this fashion Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.,
hurled a bombshell into today's meeting
of the Republican State Committee and
placed it squarely on record as regards its
attitude toward Mr. Hughes' candidacy
for a Presidential nomination.
Thirty-two members voted to table a
resolution presented by Mr. Odell, pledg
ing the support of the state organization
to Mr. Hughes' nomination in 1908. Four
voted for it, namely. Mr. Odell, George W.
Dunn, member of the State Railroad Com
mission; William Halpln, State Tax Com
missioner, and William Ten Eyck.
Odell Causes Consternation.
Boldly asserting that Timothy L. Wood
ruff and "his followers were insincere in
their assurances to Mr. Hughes and that
It was the'r duty as Republicans to give
him their full support, the ex-state chair
man upset the ptais of the Woodruff fac
tion and threw consternation into the
committee ranks. .He then forced the
committee to approve all of Mr. Hughes'
measures, after a resolution had been pre
sented commending the Governor. The
committee, however, studiously refrained
from advocating the passage of any of his
bills, except the public utilities measure.
Woodruff Glares at Odell.
Mr. Odell's motives In championing Mr.
Hughes were assailed In sensational fash
Ion, and he' laughingly admitted that he
was trying to get on the bandwagon with
the rest of the Republicans. Mr. Wood
ruff took the floor and said, glaring at
Mr. Odell:
"Owing to the source of this resolu
tion and inasmuch as throughout the
country the relations between the author
and President Roosevelt are well known,
I believe this resolution would only tend
to injure the Governor. It strikes me
that it comes with very poor grace from
Mr. Qdell, and furthermore, as we do not
know the attitude of Governor Hughes in
the matter, I move that we lay the mat
ter on the table."
Charles H. Bette, of Wayne County,
followed Mr. Woodruff, and said:
"Before I vote for this resolution I
would like to know the attitude of Gov
ernor Hughes' real friends." He empha
sized the word "real," and Mr. Odell's
smile broadened.
Trying to Get on Bandwagon,
Mr. Odell rose and said: "I know what
you're all after. You're all trying to get
on the bandwagon, and so am I. I have
no hesitation In admitting It. But I sup
pose that, while some of you will get
good seats, the best I will get will be
a spoke, and whether it will be In the
hand or on the bead, I don't know. There
Is no ulterior motive in this resolution.
So long as the people of the state are
making the candidates, I have just as
much right as any one to express my
opinions and state my preference. I am
no longer a political boss, but only a
party worker.
"Mr. Roosevelt has been, going about
the country preaching to the old and
young that honesty is the best policy;
that truthfulness is the greatest of
virtues. In the face of his teachings
we cannot believe that he is insincere
when he says that he will not run
again for the presidency."
Hughes' Policy Indorsed.
He said that it thus became necessary
to select someone whose probity, hon
esty and faithfulness will appeal with
the same force and effect to the people
as would Mr. Roosevelt's. -
A resolution was adopted indorsing
Mr. Hughes' policies, "particularly in
the regulation and control of public
service corporations, a re-apportionment
in conformity with the constitu
tion, a recount bill and amendments to
the primary and election laws, to the
end that just remedies may be provided
for existing evils."
Elimination of Hughes Clears Track
for Taft Boom.
WASHINGTON, May 11. (Special.)
Important and sensational develop
ments in Ohio and New York have en
grossed the attention of politicians at
the Capital today. In Ohio the sur
render to Secretary Taft has stirred
the Foraker partisans to a pitch where
they demand a portion of the Buckeye
indorsement on the Senatorshlp propo
sition. New York, however, furnishes the
real sensation of the day. The prac
tical elimination of Governor Hughes
as a Presidential proposition is looked
upon as clearing the road for the gal-
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The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 58
degrees; minimum, 48.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southsVly winds.
Miners Federation Case.
Ptnkerton says President Mover la Chicago
burglar. Page 1.
Acting Secretary Kerwin summoned by
state. Page 1.
Love for girl betrayed Orchard, Page 1,
Terrible incendiary lire in Paris. Page 3.
Gossip of European capitals. Page 35.
Major Edwards forced to resign Umatilla
agency. Page 3.
Odell defeated In attempt to get New York
state committee to indorse Hughes for
President. Page'l.
Roosevelt and Cabinet rejoice at Odell's fail
ure. Page 1.
Hughes makes speech denying ambition to
be President. Page L
Burton denies Taft scheme to eliminate
Foraker. Pae 2. -
. .Domestic (
Shrirera train wrecked in Colorado and at
least 23 killed. Page 1.
Haskln on train Id-." of the blind. Page 35..
Boom in wheat causes excitement in Chi
cago. Page 14.
Independent telephone companies to form
alliance. Page 11.
Levey promoted in Northern, Pacific re
organization. Page 8.
1L C. Pierce case In United States court at
Et. Louis. Page 10.
New York strike situation reaches crisis.
Page 2.
Coast League baseball season to open In
Portland next Wednesday. Page 10.
Bench Show this week of Portland Kennel
Club.. Page 40.
Harry Stover' to move his racing plant from
Petaluma, Cal., to Butte, Mont., Page 41
Seattle High School wins field meet at
Pullman. Page 11.
Portland loses another game. Page 10.
Columbia wins boat race with Harvard.
Page 40.
Yale defeats Princeton in field meet.
Page 11.
Pacific Coast.
Gillett threatens to call out troops if disorder
in San Francisco .continues; more cars
run, but assaults continue. Page 2.
Chinese Junk Whang-ho set adrift -by
breakers off Columbia River bar. Page 4.
Portland bankers buy Medford railway;
promise extension to Klamath Falls.
Page 4.
Portland business men highly pleased with
trip to Eastern Oregon and Idaho.
Page 1.
Salem plans cherry fair in June. Page 4.
Man kills another in quarrel near Pendle
ton. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Juvenile Court Judge Frazer refuses to ac
cept E. S. J. McAllister as deputy prose
cutor .for court. Page 8.
Police Chief Grltzmacher appoints five new
sergeants; 17 new patrolmen added to
force. Page 8.
Devlin men thoroughly organised to defeat
Mayor Lane. Page 8.
Trading In Portland real estate continues
active. Page 30.
Pardon of James White, kidnaper, cause
much comment. Page 39.
Rev. Hiram Vrooman addresses Pomona
Grange on taxation. Page 15.
State Railroad Commission works to relieve
congestion in terminal yards. Page 9.
Oregon Traction Company stockholders at
tempt to block construction work on
United Railways by attachment suit.
Page 9.
In 6-Day Tour Portland
Men Learn Much.
Members of Party Are High in
Praise of Excursion.
Benefits Bound to Follow Vote of
Appreciation Extended to Rail
road Officials Yesterday Was
Spent In Sherman County.
SHANIKO. Or.. May-. 11. (Special.)
After traveling 1372 miles in Oregon and
Idaho and visiting 38 towns and cities,
the Portland business men left this place
shortly before midnight tonight, to. ar
rive in Portland Sunday morning at 8:30
o'clock. They had a very satisfying trip,
learned many lessons about the regions
they traversed and have been astonished
by the progress of the Irrigation districts
of Umatilla County, Oregon, and South
ern Idaho and other evidences of growth
in agriculture, horticulture, livestock and
mining of other districts. The" visitors
were received royally wherever they went
and believe from the manifestations of
friendship toward Portland that the tour
has created closer relations between that
city and the places visited, commercially
and socially.
The weather has been excellent through
out the six days of the trip. Today the
party visited Condon, a town- of some 1500
inhabitants; Arlington, of about GOO peo
ple, and Wasco, Moro, Grass Valley and
Shaniko, of about 300 each. At each place
tha visitors were oordially received. The
satisfactory results of the trip are evi
denced by the following opinions from
Tom Richardson, manager of the Port
land Commercial Club, and planner of the
tour; F. B. Beach, T. W, B. London, H.
M. Cake and Samuel Connell, who acted
as chairman of the party on separate
days; United States Senator Fulton and
J. K. Gill.
Leading members, of the excursion of
Portland business men give their opinion
Of the effects of the trip as follows:
Great Trip That Means Great Good.
Tom Richardson Being on time at al
most all the 38 stopping places added,
much to the pleasure of the trip. The re
sults from irrigation at many points
produced the most lasting effect upon the
Portland business men. There was a wel
come ready at each place and all the peo
ple are proud of Portland and the vast
advertising campaign being carried on to
develop the resources of the Interior. It
was six busy profitable days. The busi
ness men are themselves better acquainted
with each other and better advised as to
the wants of the trade and the attractions
and possibilities of the country. We had
an ordinary six weeks' trip crowded Into
as many Siya ; we saw great fruit sec
tions, a seemingly endless wheat belt,
cattle and sheep upon boundless fields,
and Irrigation development upon as ex
tensive a scale as can be witnessed any
where in America. It was a great trip for
Portland, and one through which much
good will come. -
City Can Appreciate Its Obligation.
H. M. Cake The interior towns and
communities visited will be inspired
to greater effort in the upbuilding of
their Interests and in the development
of their resources. They will have re
newed confidence in and a more friend
ly feeling for Portland and her peo
ple.. Our merchants will have a more
comprehensive knowledge of the vast
possibilities of that great inland em
pire upon which Portland must largely
depend for her Industrial and commer
cial development; and greater appre
ciation of her obligation as the me
tropolis of the Northwest to assist In
the development of every portion of
that country. The realization of the tn
:erdependent relations of Portland and
ihe surrounding country in the secur
ing of their mutual growth and pros
perity will result In greater effort on
the part of all for the upbuilding of
Help to Greater Development.
F. E. Beach I am of the opinion
that great benefit will result from the
Portland business men's visit to East
ern Oregon and Idaho. Covering, as
it has, all towns reached by rail in
the eastern part of Oregon and that
part of Idaho especially tributary to
Portland, I was continually Impressed
with the vastness of undeveloped re
sources, also with the fact that the
citizens of the different towns are
moving in the work ' of developing
them. The information which ' the
members of the party have gathered
from the sections visited will be one
of the factors In the work: of develop
ing these vast Resources.
Portlanders Have Learned Much.
. T. W. B. London To all of us, this
has been an excursion of education.
While an inspiration and tribute to
the country merchant, the chief result
ant is the benefit to Portland business
men, whose eyes have been opened as
never before to the new wealth now
being produced chiefly by Irrigation,
but which Is the merest beginning of
it; - . ' V '
t . Hfriitei m-ui & nr iff '
Ex-Governor B. B. Odell, of Kerr
York, Who Tried to Slas Rooae
- velt by Movtns; That New York
Indorse Hughn tor President.
an era of wealth so vast the mind
utterly refuses to grasp It. Hitherto
to us of Western Oregon irrigation has
seemed a -dry and negligible subject,
but for the future It will have our
become a .household word. Irrigation
deep interest and appreciation, and
added to the purely natural resource
of the Inland Empire cannot fall to
give Portland 1,000,000 ' inhabitants
during the lifetime of many of the
Benefit to All Concerned.
Senator C. W. Fulton It will prove
of permanent value to Portland and all
sections visited as well. It is a mighty
good thing for persons whose Interests
are mutual to become acquainted. The
interior merchant has long .known that
Portland is for them the natural and
most convenient market In which to
both -purchase 'and sell. It was im
portant to them to know the men with
whom the exchanges must be con
ducted. - It was equally important that
the Portlanders should know them and
know the resources, possibilities and
requirement of their respective sec
tions. All' these prerequisites to the
best possible relations, and . conditions
have been accepted. Hence increase of
trade and a more united effort all along
the line for the upbuilding and devel
opment of the Northwest must follow.
This week we have bad a lovely trip,
seen the best people and the ' finest
country on earth, and witnessed the
working of a new record for hospital
ity. Trip Long to Be Remembered.
J. K. Gill The . business men's ex
cursion through Oregon and Idaho will
manifestly be of great benefit, both to
the visitors and their numerous hosts.
Commercially Portland men will be
brought into closer union with their
customers, the resources of their va
rious localities will be better known
and the basis : for credit - will be
strengthened thereby. Generally speak
ing, ' the trip has been an object les
son to many if not all of the party.
The marvelous results of irrigation by
which many thousands of acres have
been made to blossom as the rose; the
products of ' Immense stone quarries
transmitted Into substantial and beau
tiful buildings, some of which would
attract attention If located In any of
our larger Eastern cities; the great
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Idaho Prisoner Is Chi
cago Burglar.
Detective Says Identification
Is Absolute.
Has Denied Story,, bnt Now Affirms
Truth All Who Knew Sloyer '
In the Black Hills' Have
CHICAGO, May 11. (Special.) That
Charles H. tMoyer, president of the
Western Federation of Miners, now
awaiting trial for his life at Boise.
Idaho, and Charles -Moyer, former Chi
cago convict In the Jollet penitentiary,
are one and the same man is declared
today by William A. Plnkerton, of the
Pinkerton detective agency.
"For just a year we have known that
Moyer of the Western Federation was
the same Moyer who served sentence
at Jollet,". declared Mr. Pinkerton.
"There la no doubt of the identifica
tion. I would not make such a posi
tive statement unless I were sure.
"At times I have had to deny this
story, for it was the Intention to keep
it absolutely unknown until Moyer
himself went on th'e witness stand.
Had I told it President Roosevelt would
have been the first person to hear it.
Chief Wllkle, ' of the Secret Service,
was here a few days ago, and I be
lieve was looking up the story,
"We learned Moyer's record before
we arrested him In the West. After
his arrest we went carefully over th
matter of identification. Even the scar
of a bullet wound , in the hand and
thumb is there. The identification is
absolute. But I am sorry that the mat.
ter is generally known." '
Impossible to Believe, Says' Debs.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 11. Eugene V.
Debs, Socialist leader, said here today
that Charles Moyer, on trial at Boise,
Idaho, had never served a term in the
Jollet penitentiary. "'I have known
Mr; Moyer for years," said Mr. Debs,
"and it is as impossible to connect him
with"burglary as it Is with the crime
for which he is being tried, that is.
complicity in a plot to assassinate. It
is simply a case of an error in the
persons whose records have been found
in connection with the Jollet term and
that of Mr. Moyer."
Mr. Debs will go to Boise next week
to report the trial of Moyer for some
Evidence Against Haywood Opens
at That Time.
BOISEi ' Idaho. May lt-Bheriff "Shad"
Hodgin and seven of his deputies con
tinued today to serve the farmers of Ada
County with notices to appear In Boise
next Monday afternoon at I o'clock to
be examined as possible jurors in the case
of William D. Haywood, secretary and
treasurer of the Western Federation of
Miners, who is on trial for complicity
in the death of ex-Governor Steunenberg.
Altogether 100 men will be in attendance
Monday afternoon for jury duty. It is
the opinion of both prosecution and de
fense that 12 men will surely be qualified
from this special panel.
Witnesses for the prosecution have been
notified to be in court next Friday morn
ing. This indicates the belief that the
trial panel will have been sworn In by
that time.
An interesting development of the case
today was the service of a subpena by
the prosecution upon Acting Secretary
Kerwin of the Western Federation of
Miners. Mr. Kerwin had been in tha
city several days consulting with the
prisoners with regard to union affairs and
the approaching meeting of the Federa-
(Coneluded on Page 2.)
"Me to the Courthouse to Register.'