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VOL. XXVIII NO. 27.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TUFT SPEAKS ON
BLAZE AT NAMPA
UNSEATED BY VOTE
BUSINESS BLOCK BURNS WITH
DISEASE ' CAN BE RELIEVED,
BUT NOT FULLY CURED.
TWO WED BROTHERS IN TRIPLE
M L TAN
GRAND ARMY WORK
Monument to Founder
WHAT BOUND VETERANS AS ONE
Sentiments Which Went to
Build Up Grand Army.
NO THREAT TO FREEDOM
Predictions That Army Would Men
ace Republic Disproved by Its
Peaceful Dissolution and
Bitterness Dying Out.
WASHINGTON, July 3. Declaring that,
unlike tho pretorian guard of Rome, the
men who mads up tho Union forces
during tho Civil "War were In favor of
free Institutions, that they fought for
them and did not Intend to sacrifice them
to anything else. President Taft today, as
the principal speaker at the unveiling- of
a memorial to Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Etephenson,founderof the O." AT It.. paid
a- flowing tribute to that organization.
Congress having contributed to the cost
of the memorial, the President said he
was present In his official capacity. Mr.
Taft spoke as follows:
Bond Which Unites Veterans.
"Vft are met to dedicate a memorial
to the Union soldier who served four
years as a surgeon In the Civil War and
who also buildod an institution by which
there has been united in the bonds of
fellowship all the sweet association, all
the deep lessons of loyalty and all the
pride of patriotism that such a civil
war as that could arouse in millions of
hearts. When men at the formative
period of life from 18 to 22 are asso
ciated In any work, whether it be in col
lege, in society, in church or otherwise,
they carry with them afterwards the
fondest memories and associations for
each other because they have passed
through a common mould.
"I can conceive no bond of union
Ftrongcr than that which unites the men
who fought from '61 to '65 in the Grand
Army and It was to the credit of the
founder of the Grand Army of the Re
public that" he saw the solid basis upon
which such a structure as that society
could be erected.
"You will recollect that there were
prophets of evil with respect to the
fate of the United States after the war
should cease, after the end should be
accomplished for which the North was
fighting:, and it was that the aggre
gation of a million men In arms threat
ened our free institutions. But all
those prophecies faded into nothing
ness. The men who composed that mil
lion were men In favor of free institu
tions, hud fought for them and did not
intend to sacrifice them to anything
else. There was no man with the am
bition to improve that army as an in
strument of despotism, even if it had
been willing: to furnish itself as such,
and so it was the marvel of other coun
tries that this great body of organ
ized force, than which there was never
a stronger or better disciplined army,
faded out and disappeared into the
paths of peace, preserving nothing but
the sweet memory and association they
had formed during the war and the con
sciousness they had in their hearts of
having rendered the greatest service, to
wit: The preservation of their country.
W hat Grand Army Represents.
"Stephenson organised this Grand Army
of the Republic to preserve the essence
of that army In Us finest characteristics.
In Its democracy and In its patriotism.
The Grand Army of the Republic knows
no limitation but service to the Govern
ment In the Civil War; and therefore it
Is that Congress, recognising the useful
ness of such an organization in preserv
ing patriotism, properly contributed J10,
000 to this memorial and recognized the
Grand Army of the Republic as an in
stitution that may well have National
gratitude and National recognition.
More than that, the Grand Army of
the Republic is most useful in this it
represents the concentrated opinion of
the men who fought .in the war to pre
serve the union and it therefore may
give authoritative expression which no
other body and no other part of the peo
ple can give, to wit: Forgetfulness of
the strife that existed during the four
years of the war,' and I am glad to say
that, while that bitterness in a few in
stances still obtains, you will never find
it to exist between the men who actually
exposed their lives on one side and the
men who exposed their lives on the other.
The union of the two sections has been
moulded strongly and more Btrongly by
those meetings between the Blue and the
Gray which ought to be encouraged to
occur as often as possible."
All the regular troops in and about
Washington, as well as the Grand Army
and the ladies' auxiliaries, participated in
VIENNA TO SEE ROOSEVELT
Kx-Presldent to Visit Austrian Cap
ital Early Next Spring.
VIENNA, July 3. Tt Is announced
here that ex-President Roosevelt will
visit Vienna next April during the in
ternational field aod hunting expedition.
Arrival or Special Train With En
gine Prom Boise Prevents
Spread of Flames.
CALDWELL, Idaho, July 8. (Special.)
At Nampa today fire, which started in
a cigar store opposite the depot, in which
a Greek was setting off firecrackers, de
stroyed an entire business block, with a
loss of $250,000, with J125.000 Insurance.
A special train brought a fire engine
from Boise, making the trip of 20 miles
In 22 minutes. Had it not been for this
timely assistance it is believed the greater
part of Nampa would have been de
stroyed. The fire started at o'clock in the
afternoon, and It was not until 6:30 be
fore the flames were under control.
Nampa tonight is without telegraph or
telephone communication with the out
A list of the firms burned out follows:
Bank of Nampa, Robb Clothing Store.
Walling Real Estate Company, Edwards
Rooming-house, Alameter Rooming
house, Palace Barber Shop, Nampa bar.
Elver Clothing Co., Bowman Paint Co.,
Idaho Realty Co.. Elqueen cigar store,
Idaho Restaurant, Jack's Corner Store,
where the fire originated; Tervel Bros.'
cafe. White Front Restaurant, Baker
& Quick Lnch Room, Commercial Ho
tel. Grand Hotel barber shop, Randal
corner not occupied, Japanese poolroom,
Japanese laundry, Roberts dry goods
store, Badger Furniture Co., Nampa De
velopment Co., Nampa Butcher Co., Al
Fisher notions, Dumlck Bros.. Charles
Hlckey real estate.
LID DOWN HARD ON FIGHTS
Hoosiers Must Not Even Attend
Bouts, Under Penalty of Trial.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 3. (Spe
cial.) Governor Marshall has started
a wave of reform affecting the sport
ing element. He has Instructed the
prosecutor here to have men who had
attended prizefights appear before the
grand jury. If fights were not fights,
but merely boxing matches, he said,
they might continue; but If they were
really prizefights, the promoters ought
to be indicted.
Out of this proceeding came the In
dictment of. Edward Bingham and Ben
jamin Crose, former editors of sport
ing departments of Indianapolis news
papers, who formed the' Indianapolis
Athletic Association, and who for near
ly four years promoted bouts at the
DOZEN IN PAJAMA PARTY
Had Good, Cool Time, bnt Didn't
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. July 3. (Spe
cial.) "No, indeed, we did not play leap
frog or anything of the kind; we looked
like boys, but we did not act like them;
we met behind closed doors, and we had
the jolliest kind of a good time in per
Miss Lena Burke blushed charmingly
as she gave the foregoing account of her
novel entertainment of a dozen of her.
girl friends yesterday afternoon.
Twelve girls, from 16 to 18 ye"ars of
age, were the guests of Miss Burke, and
pajamas were the thing. As they
emerged from their dressing rooms the
guests one and all were coolly attired
In pajamas. Skirts, lingerie, waists, pet
ticoats and all that were tabooed.
REAL ELKS AS DECORATION
Two Antlered Monarchs In Gilded
Care for Hotel.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 3. (Spe
cial.) As the feature of the decorative
scheme over the porte cochere at' its main
entranoe, the Hotel Alexandria manage
ment will use two handsome elks, pur
chased -from the San Francisco Board
of Park Commissioners for $500 each.
After the Elks convention they are to hp
presented to this city, and wlU be turned
Into Griffith Park.
These animals will be placed in a large
gilded wire screen cage, fitted up as a
beautiful miniature garden, high above
the street, and will reign for 10 days as
the novelty of the gathering.
GOING TO RESCUE COOK
Peary's Associates Will Sail Soon
for Arctic Sea.
NEW YORK, July S.-Captain Samuel
W. Bartlett, of Brigus. N. F., and Her
bert L. Brldgman. of Brooklyn, N. T.
have purchased and are equipping a
steamer for a voyage to Etah. North
Greenland. Peary's base station, about
The vessel will endeavor to bring Dr.
Frederick A. Cook home and will also
probably take north Mene, the. young
Eskimo, who with a number of his coun
trymen came to the United States 12
CLARK'S NEPHEW IS DYING
Montana ex-Senator's Relative Vic
tim of Early Fourth Accident.
NEW YORK, July 3. Edward Clark,
6 years old, a nephew of ex-Senator W.
A. Clark, of Montana, is in the Williams
burg Hospital tonight with a bullet
wound under his right eye.
Physicians say there is little hope for
his recov3ry. The lad said that he had
shot himself by accident with a revolver
which he had purchased to celebrate the
DELEGATES ARE STILL DEFIANT
Tell National Body It Meddles
PRESIDENT'S HOT RETORT
Women of Evergreen State Can No
Longer Vote in Convention Na
tional Officers Are Blamed
for Defeat in Oregon.
SEATTLE. July 8. (Special.) Still
defiant, the Washington State Associa
tion went down to defeat in the con
vention of the National Equal Suffrage
Association, when the convention adopt
ed a motion depriving the Washington
delegates of the right to vote, but
granting them all other rights. This
action was not taken until after a hot
debate in which the National Asso
ciation was Informed that it was
meddling, and that its meddling had
caused defeat of the cause in Oregon.
This called forth a spirited retort from
the National president.
Move to Unseat Delegates.
The National executive committee, to
whom the Spokane delegates, unseated
by the state convention, appealed, tried
for three days to effect a compromise
between the factions; and, failing, re
ferred the contest to the National con
vention. The question came up in the form of a
motion of Miss Alice Stone Blackwell,
that "the convention Is not satisfied
with the credentials of the Washington
delegates, ' and withdraws 'from them
the privilege of voting, but grants them
the other privileges of delegates." In the
debate on the motion each side was al
lotted 15 minutes..
D. C. Goates, of Spokane, ex-Lteuten-ant'-Governor
of Colorado, stated the
case for the unseated delegates to the
state convention, and Mrs. Emma Smith
Devoe, president of . the state associa
tion, made no argument except that the
National convention was without author
ity to pass on the acts. of the Washington
Caused Defeat in Oregon.
Mrs. Flora McKenny, of Washington,
then took the floor and with graphic
"Ladies of the National Convention:
I warn you not to interfere with this
affair, for it is entirely outside of your
jurisdiction The Natonal Association
has defeated the cause before and If
you interfere here in Washington, the
result In 1910 will only be a repe
tition of what occurred in the State of
Oregon, where suffrage went to de
feat." "As the lady from Washington has
chosen to Insult the National body," re
plied the president. Rev. Anna Howard
Shaw, "it is the duty of the National
body to take the reins of this affair
in its own hands. This is not the first
time that the National body has been
President Resents Insult.
' Mrs. MeKenny rose and tried to offer
'The lady la out of order," Interrupted
the president, "and furthermore, I wish
to say that the feelings of the National
body are not encased in a rhinoceros
The debate that unseated the Washing
ton delegation was then taken.
The State of Washington now has no
vote in the convention, and the regulars
are In control of the state organiza
tion, but under censure by the National
Great Crowd of Sightseers.
It was rumored that the factional trou
bles of the state association would . be
aired before the National convention and
the accredited delegates were crowded
by hundreds of curious spectators, who
filled the auditorium until the capacity
of .the . church was taxed to Its limit.
Above the sea of feathers and flowers
there was an occasional bared head of -a
man, several of whom had seated them
selves In the audience.
ABUSED WIFE GETS EVEN
Illustrates to Court How Husband
Beat Her, Using Man as Dummy.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 3. (Special.)
Mrs. Elizabeth McGowan had her hus
band, William, before Justice Ling on a
charge of battery today, and while she
was testifying the court asked her to
illustrate how he struck and abused her.
She instantly stepped over where the man
sat and brought her fist down on his
head with a bang.
"He hit me like this, and this." she
said, keeping up a rain of terrible blows
on his nose, mouth, eyes and ears, and
as a finale, before the bailiff could inter
cede, she wrung McGowan's neck until
there was a sound of breaking bones.
The illustration was so effective that
the husband was fined $40 beside the
Austrian Doctor Finds Cause of
Trouble Will Cure Nervous
VIENNA. July 3. (Special.) Profes
sor Adolf Struempell visits E. H. Harrl
man every third day at Semmerlng, a
health resort In the Austrian Alps. At
the first examination the famous special
ist on nervous diseases learned that Mr.
Harrlman was suffering from nervous
Mr. Harrlman has some difficulty in
moving his limbs and walks stiffly, so
Struempell called in Professor Holz
knicht, a specialist with Roentgen rays.
Professor Holzknicht examined the mil
lionaire's spinal column and saw changes
in the vertebrae which affect the nerves
issuing from the spinal cord, and so
cause primarily a slight paralysis of the
patienfs lower limbs.
Professor Struempell promises Mr. Hax
riman to cure him of nervous prostration,
which, of course, is the lesser of his two
ailments. Professor Struempell tells Mr.
Harrlman frankly that his slight paraly
sis may be relieved, but not cured.
SCIENTIST TUMBLES - FAR
Director or Arizona Observatory
Falls Down 10 0-Foot Well.
TUCSON, Ariz., July 3. W. B. Keel
ing, director of the magnetic observa
tory being built here, fell down a 100
foot well this afternoon and sustained
He came from Baldwinvllle, Kan.
MOTORCYCLIST IS KILLED
Machine Skids in Race and Hurls
Rider Through Fence.
DENVER, July 3. George Michaels,
a contestant in the five-mile motorcy
cle race at Overland Park, was killed
late this afternoon when his machine
skidded while rounding a turn, and
crashed through the fence.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
The Weather. -
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 77
decrees; minimum. 3 decrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
Editor, .of Hindu rebel .paper 1 predicts reign
of blood in India. Section 1, page 3.
Doctors flxid Karriman's legs paralyzed
slightly and disease Incurable. Section 1,
Ambassador White speaks at Paris on tariff
retaliation. Section 1. page 4. -.National.
Senate passes retaliatory provision of tariff
bill and will vote on Income tax Mon
day. Section 1, page 2.
Taft speaks at unveiling of National monu
ment to founder of Grand Army. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
New trial given Tennessee nlghtrlders.
Section 1. page 3.
Harrlman orders officials to cultivate good
feeling with shippers. Section .1, page 2.
Council of Education discusses delinquent
children. Section 1. page 3.
Ellu. Glngles . tells revolting story of crimes
of white slavers. Section 1, page 4.
Wilbur Wright delays further . flights till-
airship repaired. Section 1, page 3.
Balloon explodes at Redding, Cal., causing
oanic and fatally Injuring two men.
Section 1, page 1.
Five out of family of six drowned in
Colorado. Section 1. page 5.
Leper taken from Washington to New York.
Section 1, page 3.
Pari tie North went.
Firecracker starts $250,000 blaze in Nampa,
Section 1. page 1.
Olympia speculates on SchJvely letting out
new scandals. Section 1, page 1.
Heney escapes unhurt in auto accident;
others of party Injured. Section 1,
Ex-convict gets drunk, shoots up lone,
wounding seven men. Section 1, page 7.
Albany celebrates completion of street pav
ing. Section 1, page 6.
Taeoma man dies after drinking beer; com
panion found in stupor. Section 1,
Coast League scores: Portland 0, Oakland
5; Vernon 5. IjOs Angeles 4: San Fran
cisco 1, Sacramento 0. Section 1, page 0.
itlverslde Driving Club's matinee draws
crowds. Section 1, page 9.
Coast magnates put excessive prices on
young players. Section 4, page 4.
Multnomah will send fast men to Seattle
games. Section 4, page 4.
Seattle team will Invade Portland this
week. Section 4, page 4.
Tacoma proves too poor town for North
western League. Section 4, page ft.
Fight fans interested in Ketchel-Papke
bout. Section 4, page 5.
Northwestern League scores: Portland 1,
Aberdeen 1 1 ; Seattle 5, Spokane 4 ; Van
couver 6. Tacoma 0. Section 1, page 8.
Commercial and Marine.
New hops touch 18 cents in local market.
Section 3, page 9.
New York bank statement shows unusual
increase In loans. Section 3, page 9.
Barge Ocean, laden with potters' clay.
sinks near Cathlamet. Section 3. page 9.
Portland and Vicinity.
Three sisters marry two brothers and an
other man to fill out family. Section 1,
Oregon day at Seattle will, be notable oc
casion. Section 1, page 8.
Portland" Fourth will be both safe and
sane. Section 1. page 10.
Oregon lumber mills get big contract from
Pullman Company. Section 1, page
Woman wants divorce because husband's
"cuss" vocabulary is limited. Section 2,
page lO. ..
Mayor may prevent sale of big bond Issue.
Section 4, page lO.
Chautauqua will open at Gladstone Park
Tuesday. Section 3, page 10.
Hagenbeck-Wallace circus coming. Section
3. page 8.
Commercial Club has many Inquiries from
East. Section 2, page 1 0.
Real Estate and Building.
Big sales mark week's realty transfers.
Section 3, page 6.
Street improvements under way In Portland
total over 38 miles. Section 4, page G.
Followers of Buddha will build temple here
Section 4. page 7.
Site is excavated for East Side Police Sta
tion. Section 4, page 7.
Janitor builds home from scraps picked up
in river. Section 4. page 8.
Building permits continue to establish new
records. Section 4. page &.
Olympia Waits for New
HAY PLAYS SHREWD GAME
Governor Accused of Stealing
ALLEN TAKES NEW STAND
Administration Forces Deny, How
ever, That Seattle Senator 'Will
Be Given Position as State
PrinterBills Before Solons.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. July 3. (Staff
Correspondence.) When the Washing
ton special Legislature reconvenes In
Olympia on August 11 the question of
considering general legislation is likely
again to become a live issue.
The fact that both branches of the
Legislature are to convene and that the
House will have nothing to do with the
impeachment proceedings opens the
way for action on at least four bills
of general character which have al
ready passed the Senate. These bills
have been referred to standing House
committees named at the regular ses
sion and continued by Speaker Meigs
for the special session.
Waterways Bill Pending.
One is the Duwamish bill, or the
measure providing a method for con
structing waterways by local assess
ments. Then there are the general
game bill. Introduced by Senator Ryd
strom, chairman of the Senate game
committee; another game bill prohibit
ing the running of deer with dogs in
Kitsap County and on the islands of
Puget Sound; a bill amending the ma
terial men's lien Jaw, and a bill amend
ing the law authorizing counties to
maintain rock crushers and stone quar
ries for roadbulldlng purposes.
Considerable pressure Is likely to be
brought to bear on the House to take
op "the commercial waterways bill. The
measure has the Indorsement of the Se
attle Chamber of Commerce, and is de
sired by Tacoma and Pierce County
also. This bill might have had a
chance to pass in the House yester
day but for the fact that on the pre
ceding day some of the King County
House members who had been urging
its passage most strongly decided that
there was no hope and went home,
Testerday the House worked with
about two-thirds of the members pres
ent and a strong majority was in favor
of taking up no general legislation.
Senate Has Hands Full.
On August 11 and thereafter, the Sen
ate may sit either as an Impeachment
court or as a branch of the Legislature
for the transaction of business. While
sitting as an Impeachment court it
cannot pass bills or do any business
other than proceed with the trial of
Insurance Commissioner Schively, but
it may rise as an impeachment court at
any time and convene as the Senate.
The Senate, however, will have its
hands pretty full with the impeachment
trial, and at the present time It Is not
expected that It will attempt any new
legislation. The several appropriation
bills introduced in the Senate are in
the hands of committees and unless a
strong sentiment is indicated in the
meantime for their adoption they are
likely to die there.
There is considerable speculation in
Olympia as to whether Schively will
make good his threat to "tell some
thing" in the impeachment trial. As
the trial will be conducted along strict
ly legal lines, it is difficult to see how
any matters foreign to the insurance
department can be injected. There is
an intimation, however, .that Schively
will have something to tell about the
insurance advertising In making the
general defense that the proceedings
against him resulted from a newspaper
conspiracy to oust him.
Seattle Papers "Worried.
There have been rumors circulated
that two big Seattle newspapers at
times in. the past have paid the head
of the insurance department a percent
age on insurance advertising.
Fear that this percentage matter would
be brought out in ' the trial has been
ascribed by some as the reason why one
newspaper demanded so strongly that
Schively be ousted by the abolishment of
his office and the other condemned the
whole proceeding as a political game of
Under the Insurance law of Washing
ton, each company doing business in this
state is required to publish an annual re
port In the newspaper of largest cir
culation In Western Washington and the
newspaper of largest circulation in East
ern Washington, such papers to be desig
nated by the Insurance Commissioner.
The companies are required to pay for
the advertising, which, it is said, amounts
to about 17500 for each newspaper.
Schively Shifts Blame.
When questioned on this point today.
Insurance Commissioner Schively said
that undoubtedly there was one news
paper that did not want the advertising
feature of the case gone Into, but said
that no percentage had ever been paid
to him and that if such payment had
been made to Sam H. Nichols, his former
Concluded on Par. ay
Outsider Furnishes Husband for
Third, to Which Pretty Ro
mance Is Attached.
Because there was not another Sorber
boy who had reached marriageable age,
dainty little Miss Agnes Peterson, of St.
John, last night married Clarence Fred
Cooley, at the same time that her two
sisters, Betty and Eaien, were united re
spectively with the two brothers Sorber.
Edgar W. and David W. The triple
wedding took place at 310 Scott avenue,
There's just the glimmer of a pretty
little romance around the marriage of
the younger Miss Peterson to Cooley. who
is not much older.
It was in the gum-chewing ttttA apple
bobbing days they first met, back In
Michlgah. When the Petersons came
West, last October, there was some talk
that Cooley and Miss Agnes were
"chums," but Cooley had to make his
fortune and stayed in Michigan. Three
months ago he walked up to the Peterson
home, much to Miss Agnes' pretended
How Cooley came, he would not say.
Perhaps he walked, for he admits the
orthodox ways were not for him. But
now, from the height of a good position
with the St. John Lumber Company, he
looks back on his traveling days as a
joke. He learned of the attentions the
Sorber family was paying to the Peterson
girls and tried to establish a claim, and
it is not so very long since he succeeded.
Now he has his 21-year-old bride.
Fearing the young couples might get
mixed. Iter. G. W. Nelson performed
three ceremonies following each other In
quick order, In place of tying a triple
knot as he had at first intended.
VASSAR GRADUATE TRAMPS
Miss Alice Walker to Study Arche
Mrs. Josephine Walker, an Oregon
pioneer, who has spent the last 10
years in San Francisco, and her daugh
ter. Miss Alice R. Walker, Just grad
uated from Vassar College, will start
today on a walking trip-to Tillamook.
The main object of the jaunt is to
give Miss Walker an opportunity to
study the archaeological conditions of
the . country.
Miss Alice Walker, who Is 24 years
old. and who was graduated with a
degree in archeology from Vassar Col
lege this Spring, further distinguished
herself by making- the highest marks
In the class, thereby winning a schol
arship of $600, which entitles , her to
a year's study along- archeologlcal
lines in Greece." The scholarship was
offered by the American Institute of
The mother and daughter will re
turn from their tramp in time to go to
New York and take the steamer for
Europe July 20. Alice Walker arrived
in Portland by train from San Fran
cisco last night at 9:30. Mrs. Walker
has been in the city three weeks. Mrs.
Walker comes from the old Kinney
family, which settled in Yamhill
County 50 years ago.
TO WELCOME FAIR VISITORS
Wives of Los Angeles Elk Will Care
for Strangers In. City.
LOS ANGELES. July 3. (Special.) A
hearty greeting will be extended to the
wives of visiting Elks and the other wo
men In the lodgemen's parties by the
wives of 100 prominent local Elks.
Mrs. Will Stevens will head this com
mittee, and she will have her reception
committee always at hand at the registra
tion bureau. The visiting women folk
will be welcomed there, and on the sec
ond floor of the big building light refresh
ments will be served.
"I want the ladles of this committee to
constitute themselves Into a body of good
Elks during the grand lodge session and
extend a hearty welcome to the wife of
every visiting member," said Mrs.
The women will wear all white, and for
street wear added trimming in the way
of purple ribbons will be worn. Sun
shades of white will be carried.
BOLT KILLS TWO CHILDREN
Thunder Storm In Denver Does
Great Property Damage.
DENVER. July 3. Lightning this
afternoon killed two children, set half
a dozen fires In the residence dis
tricts and temporarily delayed street
The children. Rose Garland, aged 6,
and Edward Garland, aged 9. daughter
and son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gar
land, were in their home when killed.
The girl was playing at her mother's
feet in the kitchen when the bolt
struck. The mother ran with the girl
to the neighbors. A. few minutes later
two of her other children followed her
with the news that their brother Ed
ward, who had been playing in the
cellar, also was dead.
SKULL CRUSHED IN WRECK
ew iorK .iiinivnaire Jiuriea r rora
Auto Against Tree.
ATLANTITC CITIT, N. J.. July 3.
Hurled from a big automobile against a
tree tonight, Benjamin B. Wood, of New
York, millionaire real estate dealer, suf
fered a fractured skull and la not ex-
J pected to live
Disaster to Gasbag Is
Cause of Panic.
MANY PERSONS TRAMPLED
Old Man in Crowd Will Die of
BIG CROWD SEES DISASTER
While Dirigible Prepares to Ascend
at Redding, Hole Is Torn in
Balloon, Gas Explodes and
REDDING. Cal.. July 3. In the pres
ence of several thousand spectators, the
dirigible balloon America suddenly ex
ploded at a local recreation park, today,
fatally Injuring Captain James Moore,
the aeronaut, and Milton jiygatt. a by
stanuer. Several spectators were knocked
down and seriously hurt as the Immense
crowd made a rush to get away from the
scene of the accident.
Moore has a broken pelvis, a fractured
right hip and right arm. and two-thirds
of the surface, of his body is frightfully
Mygatt. who is 80 years of age, was
thrown to the ground with such force by
the explosion that he sustained a frac
tured hip. Neither man is expected to
Escaping Gas Ignited.
Captain Moore was making the first of
three ascensions or flights that he had
contracted to make here. Attached to
the huge gas bag was a small basket-like
framework carrying a small engine that
furnished the power for the propeller.
The dirigible was about 50 feet above
the ground. Captain Moore had Just ex
"Here goes for a successful flight or
a trip to hell," when the revolving
propeller caught In the hag and tore a
huge hole in the covering, liberating
volumes of gas. The aeronaut quickly
realized the danger, but before he could
stop the engine or drop out of the bas
ket the gas Ignited from the motor
Flash, Roar, Stampede.
There was a flash and a roar, the
force of which threw many persons to
the ground. The crowd became panic
stricken and trampled a number of
persons under their feet.
Moore and Mygatt were hurried to
the St. Caroline Hospital. On account
of his age and feebleness the latter Is
not expected to survive, while Captain
Moore was so seriously burned that lit
tle hope Is held out for him by the phy
sicians. The aeronaut came from Los Angeles.
BALLOON IN' FORMER TROUBLE
Was Ijost in Sierras While Trying to
Make Overland Race.
LOS ANGELES. July 3. The balloon
America was lost in the Sierra Moun
tains north of Pasadena with a party
of five men a few months ago.
It was then in cha'ge of Captain
Mueller. It was one of two balloons
brought here to make a transconti
nental race, but failed because neither
could get across the mountains.
HORSE KICKS CHILD'S HEAD
Little Fellow Goes Into Hay .Field
With Dire Results.
Kicked on the head by a horse yes
iterday afternoon in a field on his
father's farm near Hillsdale, little Ros
coe Carlson, 4 years old, is now in the
Good Samaritan Hospital with a frac
tured skull, which may result in the
J. A. Carlson, the little tot's father,
took his son on horseback with him yes-
terday afternoon out into the hay field.
He allowed the, little fellow to get down
on the ground while he superintended
some work. The horse was tied and for
a moment the father did not watch his
little son. The child began picking up
wisps of hay and In some way got near
the horse's heels. The animal kicked
out and struck the boy squarely on the
The distracted father picked up his un
conscious child and summoned medical
aid. An operation was performed on the
child's head by Dr. Marsh, but later It
was thought best to remove him to the
CUTS 100-MILE AUTO TIME
Burman Makes It One Hour and 44
Minutes Strang Does Wonders.
COLUMDl'S, O.. July 3. Bob Burman
today reduced the world's auto track
record for 100 miles from 1 hour and 53
minutes to 1 hour and 44 minutes. Lewis
Strang finished second, 23 4-5 second
later than Burman.
Strang successively broke records for
all distances above 60 miles until the
95th mile was reached and he was passed
by Burman. Strang finished the last five
miles with three naked rims.