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THE DAILY COOS BAX TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1007.
OF SPECIAL TRAIN
Entire Equipment Leaves Track
While Going at Speed of Fifty
Miles an Hour.
MANY BURNED ALIVE
Two Carloads of Dead nnd "Wounded
Recovered From the Mass
Santa Barbara, Cal., May 11. At
least twenty-five persons are believed
to have perished In the disastrous
wreck on the coast line of the South
ern Pacific this afternoon when a spe
cial train carrying three delegations
of eastern Shrlners, who were re
turning from a merrymaking at Los
Angeles, left the track at Honda, a
station 59 miles north of here and
plied up on the sandy beach. Tha
engine, tender, baggage car and diner
with three coaches were heaped In
hopltss confusion, and ter-or vns
added by the wreckage taking fi-e.
Although the flames were quickly ex
tinguished by the surviving pahon
gers and trainmen many were
scalded and burned while buried be
neath the shattered cars.
From the north and south aid was
rushed at once by special train. Doc
tors and nurses from Santa Barbara
and San Luis Obisbo raced to the
scene of the wreck. Two carloads of
dead and wounded were hurried Into
San Luis Obispo shortly before 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 of their brethren, the in
jured were hurried to hospitals and
It private houses where cots and beds
Trero awaiting their coming and
where doctors and nurses were Imme
diately in attendance.
The wrecked train, which consti
tuted a portion of No. 1, the north
bound "coaster," left Santa Barbara
at 12:30. While traveling on the
schedule of the regular train, it was
actually a second No. 1, Issmalia spe
cial, and carrying, among others,
Representatives of Rajah temple of
Reading, Pa.; Ismalia temple of Buf
falo, N. Y., and Al Koran temple of
Cleveland, Ohio. While It is pcrbable
that delegates from other portions of
New York were aboard the train it Is
known that there are no residents of
Now York city, and the list of dead
shows that the majority of victims
were from Reading.
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 ob
struction with which the engine of
the Esmalla special collided. Another
report, received Just before midnight,
from Lompoc, ascribes the disaster to
a switch rail being broken. Accord
ing to the Lompoc correspondent,
who viewed the wreck and obtained
the statements of the survivors, the
engine was traveling at the rate of 50
miles an hour -when It struck the pro-
; jecting points of the switch rail and
ran along the rail about 40 feet, and
then bumped over the ties for a
dozen yards, finally plunging into the
ditch. The tender was flung over the
engine by the cars beyond. The bag
gage car and diner, which was evi
dently the second car, plunged under
and over the engine, and following
these were two heavy Pullman sleep
ers. The greatest loss of life oc
curred in the diner, which seems to
have been filled with passengers. Not
a person In this car escaped death.
Doomed passengers were carried into
close contact with the engine and
burled under the cars that came be
hind, and for the most part scalded
to death. The bodies were taken to
San Luis Obispo and all are, without
exception, hodrlbly mutilated and
nearly al unrecognizable.
Sugar 8' III Up.
Sugar la still on the up grade, the
prlco having gone up another 23
ceuta a bag In the past few days. Thh
Is the third roiso in sugar In the past
Dead From S. I. Wreck.
The following nrc the dead,
so far ns known:
S. A. Wnsson, nuffnlo; Mrs.
Fisher, Cleveland; Miss Young,
Cleveland; Charles Lowing,
Buffalo; R. Austin, tourist
ngeut, in charge Buffalo Shrill-
ers; J. D. Hippie, Rending, po-
tcntnte of Rajah temple; V.
Stoffc, Reading; Hurry Hendlc,
Reading; George Hngerman,
Reading; Harry Slotz, Reading;
Hnrry Miller, Reading; A. L.
Roth (or Bother), Reading;
T. Henry, Lebanon, Ohio; J. AV.
Cutler nnd wife, Birmingham,
Ala.; Oliver Kaufman, Reading;
Miss Long, Cleveland; .Harry
Cutler, Lebanon; .J. Dougless
Hippie, who is mentioned as one
of killed, was conspicuous nt the
Los Angeles conclave.
Deposited With Times as Forfeit
Money for Coming Fight at
BE GLOVE CONTEST
Fight AVill Come Off May 20 in
the Nortli Bend
Five hundred dollars have been de
posited with the Coos Bay Times as
a stake binding a match for $250 a
side bet. Jack Williams of Dawson
and Charley Ross of North Bend will
fight a twenty-round glove contest
to take place May 2G, 1907, at North
Bend at 3 p. in,
The gate receipts are to.be divided,
75 per cent to the winner and 25 per
cent to the loser. Both men have put
up their own side bet.
The contest Is to be held at the
North Bend pavilion. Williams will
train at Marshfield and Koss at North
Bend. This promises to be the best
contest over held on the Bay.
HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE
IS DECLARED A TIE
Mesdames Kaufman and Sengstacken
Acted as Judges and Occasion
Was Interesting One.
Pupils of the eighth grade of the
Marshfield high school held a debate
Saturday. The subject was, "Re
solved, That the American system of
tariff protects tho trusts." Miss
Helen Bradley was leader for the af
firmative and Chauncey Glarke was
leader for tho negative. Mrs. Seng
stacken and Mrs. I. S. Kaufman
acted as judges and declared the de
bate a tie.
Oregon, AVaslilngton, Idaho,
The local weather for yester-
day, as reported by Dr. Mlngus,
the Marshfield observer, fol-
Highest 8S degrees
Lowest ,,.,,..40 degrit'H
0 jt, in. ....... BO degree
FILE SUIT FOR
SUM OF $2,500
Diers Brothers of North Bend Ask
Heavy Recompense From Sain
COUNTER BILL FILED
Case AVill Come Up For Hearing In
Sextcmber Term of Circuit
Diers Brothers, real estate firm of
North Bend, has filed suit against
Sain & Keith, former proprietors of
the Coos Bay Harbor, for the sum of
$2,500. Maybee & Keith, North Bend
attorneys, will represent Diers Broth
ers in the pending suit. The plain
tiffs ask for recompense for the use
of the plan of the Coos Bay Harbor t
and also personal services.
Messrs. Sain & Keith have filed a
counter bill for the sum of $5,000.
The case will come up In the Sep
tember term of the circuit court.
SLUETHS ARE IN
FORGE AT BOISE
As Result of Moyer-"'aywood Trial
City Is Overcrowded With
PINKERT0NS ARE THERE
Also an Army of Newspaper Men
Representing Papers In the
Boise, Idaho, May 11. There has
never before In American been a
small city so infested with detectives
as Boise, Idaho, today. This is a
result of the pending trial of Moyer,
Haywood and Pettlbone, who are ac
cused of being Instrumental in the
assassination of the late ex-Governor
"Boise's population is one of the
strangest I have ever seen any
where," said a detective. "The town
is overrun with watchful oyes. As
the trial Is so important and involves
such interests, everyl possible precau
tion is being taken to prevent
"There are many secret service
agents on the ground. Some of them
have been there for months. Tho se
cret service department has been call
ing in agents from nil sections of the
country and sending them to Boise.
Some of these agents are so well
known that their business Is known.
Others aro not even known to one
another. These latter aro doing the
real secret service work. They are
scattered among the tough element,
and some of them are hob-nobbing
with the agitators, where they will be
in a position to secure Inside Informa
tion If anything is to be pulled off.
Plnkertons are well represented.
They aro as numerous as tho secret
service boys, but the Pinketrons nre
all under cover, with one or two ex
ceptions. They, too, are mouchlng
around wher the storm center Is sup
posed to be.
"Besides these agents and opera
tives there are a dozen more private
detectives who aro there on their own
hook, getting wise to tho situation
and looking for a chance to get on a
payroll. On the other hand, tho labor
organization Is not without Its own
detectives, who aro carefully watch
ing the moves of the opposition,"
Street Cars In San Francisco Re
sume Operations Under heavy
Detail of Officers.
Has Conference AVith Mayor Schmitz
Regarding Advisability of Call-
ing Out State Militia.
San , Francisco, May 11. For tho
first time since the commencement of
tho street car strike a week ago the
United- railroads today operated cars
withjfpassenger traffic. During the
late hours of the 'forenoon and until
5 o'clock In the evening about 1,000
men and women were carried. Only
two of twenty line composing the
system were operated the Sutter
and Eddy street lines. Fifteen cars
were run on the former and ten on
the latter. One hundred and twenty
five non-union motormen and conduc
tors manned these cars.
About 500 policemen, a few of
them mounted, guarded the streets
over which the cars were operated.
Acts of violence occurred at various
points during the day and hoots and
jeers were mingled with cheers and
shouts of approval, but there were no
serious outbreaks further. This was
the first actual attempt to resume op
eration of the cars. Nevertheless, the
officials of the company express no
elation at the day's results. They say
if it required 500 policemen to make
possible the carrying of passengers in
twenty-five cars over two miles of
track they have no great hope that
the 700 officers comprising the entire
force will be able to safeguard 450
carSjOver 150 miles of lines.
Que" of the most important happen
ings of the day was the arrival of
Governor Gillett, who came from Los
Angeles to personally investigate the
strike situation and determine
whether the calling out of the militia
Is required. The governor soon after
his arrival had a conference In the
Ferries building with Mayor Schmitz,
General Louck and General Wankew
skl and a number of other prominent
Signed statements were received
by the governor from President Cal
houn of the company and President
Cornelius of the union, setting forth
their respective sides of the contro
versy. Calhoun had a private confer
ence which lasted over an hour. Gil
lett himself witnessed one of tho
day's acts of violence In which the
union workmen in a building at
Kearney andSutter streets bombarded
a car loaded with passengers with
stones and brick.
WOULD TAKE PIERCE
AUSTIN TO TEXAS
Director In Big Oil Company Wanted
In That State On Perjury
St. Louis, Mo., May 11. After
hearing arguments today in the
United States circuit court concern
ing a habeas corpus writ applied fo;
by counsel representing II. Clay
Pierce, chairman of the board of di
rectors of the AVaters-Plerco OH com
pany, to prevent him from being
taken to Texas to answer an indict
ment charging Pierce with having
committed perjury In making an affi
davit at Austin, Texas, in May, 1900,
Federal Judge Adams late today took
tho case under advisement until May
15. Sheriff Mathews of Austin sat
in the courtroom today, ready to take
Pierce Into custody and start to
Texas with him tonight In case Judgo
Adams denied the writ.
Banco Draws Crowd.
A large crowd attended the social
dance given last evening In Sumner.
This will probably be one of the last
dances of tho season.
First Time Here.
AV. M. Law of Spokane, AVash., is
the guest for a few days of M. D.
Poyntz. This Is Mr. Law's first trip
into this country. He is here for a
ON BOARD OF TRADE
NEAV MEXICO DISASTER.
El Paso, Texas, May 11.
AVord has been received that the
west bound passenger train on
the Southern Pacific which left
here this afternoon has been
wrecked near Lordsburg, N. M.
Ten people aro said to be killed
and about 40 injured.. The par-
ticulnrs have not yet been re-
eclved. The wrecking train, with
several surgeons, left here at
U:.'i5 for the wreck.
Wins Over Harvard By Three Fourths
of Length In Spectacular
OTHER COLLEGE MEETS
Ynlc AVins Over Princeton nt Track
Meet by Score of 51
Boston, May 11. Harvard was
outgeneraled today and out-rowed by
the 'varsity eight from the Columbia
university of Now York on the
Charles river, whtn tho crow from
Cambridge was defeated by three-
fourths of a length over -the. course-
of one and seven-eighths miles. Har
vard started in too Into for any hope
of victory. Her spurt was made at
the end of the course. Columbia's
timo was 9 minutes and 1G seconds.
Harvard's was two seconds slower.
The race was spectacular, Harvard's
magnificent try for vlstory on tho
home stretch drawing much enthu
siasm. Ynlo AA'ins.'
The contest was a tie at 48 points,
when Dray of Yale cleared the bar In
the pole valut at 11 feet and 3 Inches,
beating Vinson and winning tho
meet. Yale won the track meet with
Princeton by a score of 54 to 50.
SETTLES ON COOS RAY.
Charles Erickson of North Dakota
Charles O. Erickson of North Da
kota has purchased a farm on Catch
ing Slough, and will make his home
on Coos Bay. The sale was made
through the agency of the A street
real estate man, Harlan Stacy.
Comes From Tulsa.
L. P. Clifton, an architect who has
been living at Tulsa, I. T., Is coming
to Coos Bay to open up an office.
There are now several former TuUa
people on the Bay.
SAYS HE IS NOT A CANDIDATE
FOR HIGHER PUBLIC OFFICE
New York, May 11. rGovernor
Hughes Is not, according to a state
ment made by hm tonight, a candi
date for political honors higher than
ho now has. In an address bofoio
tho Brooklyn Young Republican clul
Governor Hughes declared ho asked
nothing so far as ho was personally
concerned, as he kiow enough about
the cares bt public life not to cherish
any Illusions on the subject. He said
he wished, howover, to see tho repub
.lean party redeem Its pledges and
llvo up to Its opportunities.
Unusual Interest was attached to
Frantic Efforts are Made By Bears
to Get From Under The
EEAR CROP SHORTAGE
Said That Cold AVenthcr Has Acted
as Serious Detriment to tho
Chicago, May 11. AVlId exMte
ment such as has not been seen on
tho board of trade since I he "black
rust" scare of 1904 existed today
when wheat, which has ben steudil.v
advancing for several days, took an
other jump of more than tinea cents.
Frantic cffoits wero made by tho
bears to get from under tho advance
but they wero met by a demand
which came from all parts of tho
country and swept everything befcie
It. Tho high mark for Juiy option
was 91 c, for September 93 nnl
for December 95V&C. All options
closed very close to tho high murk
and with the bullish feeling still un
abated. The cause of tho up turn
which has taken place in tho last few
days is widespread and it is the be
lief that this year's crop of whits'
wheat will show a big decrease ts
coinrared with that of 109C. Tic
cold weather in the west and north
west, tho freezing temperatures In
the Canadian northwest and the dam
ago said to have been done in tho
southwest by the green bug, aidod
tho rush upward.
It was reported here today from
AVlnnlpeg that not more than one
fifteenth of tho estimated acroago
had thus far been seeded In tho
provlnco of Manltobn. The local
trrfacrir'wenr of 'the opinion " that
wheat had been advancing too rap
Idly during tho last few days and that
a ruction was dut So many orders
pr.i red in from all ore tho r'.imlry,
howcer, that it was certain the ex
pected setback would not come until
later in tho day. Ouro trading was
In full swing orders from over tho
country omno so fast and in such
numbers that tho local crowd was
carried boforo it. Despite this elfoits
were made from time to time by the
sl'cts to stem (o advance and once
they forced -ho price of uly option
down cents. This was oiI tem
porary. A flood uf buying oden" con
tinued and wlm tho market clos d
prices wero close to the high mr''k
of the day and the movemi.r seemed
to have lost no force.
Puclflc Coast League.
Los Angeles, May 11. Lo
Angeles it, San Francisco !.
San Francisco, May 11.
Oakland 4, Portland .
Seattle, May 11. Seattle .,
Governor Hughes' utterances tonight
in view of a motion by ox-Govorno?
Odoll at the republican fltnto commit
tee meeting today endorsing Hughed
for president. Tho motion was
promptly tabled, but It was thought
proper that Hughes . liould refer to
tho Incident In his address. His dis
claimer of porsonal ambltlos, how
ever, was tho only romark that could
l.osslbly bo applied to tho subja;l.
Hughes spoke in favor of the publl'i
rervlco bill sow before the logbla
turo. Tho people demunded the bill,
he said, and It was tho republlcau
party's duty to pass It,