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THE : OREGON- DAILY JOURNAL; ; PORTLAND, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY io. 1904. .
"DEAD MAN'S CORNER'; AT BROOKLYN TRACK
RENEWS-ITS CLAIM TO ITS GRIM TITLE
New Tort- July "Dead - Man'e
Corner at Oraveeend avenue and King
titghway, baa been keeping up the. rep
utation that save It the aritn nickname.
h"hla week a big 24 horsepower automo
bile wa smashed to splrnters, and Hor
atio Abbott, .a friend of the - owner,
Frank Rauacher. - waa fatally Injured,
whUe Ur. Rauacher, another friend,. Al
bert Burkhardt, and the chaileur, George
Merrltt, were .seriously Injured. .
J. TaU building! at each of the three
corners out off all possible view of an
approaching; train, while the 11-foot
renoa of the Brooklyn Jockey club, run
ning completely , around the other
'orner, v makfa It equally lmpoaalble to
tee a train coming from behind.
Mr. Rauacher ia the owner of the
Albemarle hotel at Coney - Island. . and
waa taking: two friends out to tha train
Ing quarter of KUxslmmuns. the prlse
fighter, when hie automobile waa a truck
by a freight train going at 20 tnllea an
hour, which approached without giving
the ellghteet warning by bell or whistle.
There ia no legman at the comer, no
laiety gates and ho precaution of any j
fcort against accident
Tha angina waa coupled' bead-on to
the train and waa .running backward.
Tha engineer cJn tha right band, of tha
cab waa consequently unable to see the
approaching automobile and had struck
and bad -carried, it -SO yarda down tha
track before a atranger called bia atten
tion to tha fact. that a, huge car waa
hanging on the coupling;. pin being bat
tered to plecea whlto man waa Im
prisoned In tha wrecked auto with a
fractured ikull and alowly being crushed
to death. " .
Mr. Rauacher started from tha Albe
marle hotel shortly, before noon with
two -friends, and tha chaffeur in his ma
chine. - Both Abbott and Burkhardt are
old friends of Mr. Rauacher. Mr. Burk
hardt ia tha electrician in the Albemarle
hotel, but ha and Mr. Rauscher were
schoolboys together and their intimacy
baa never been broken.
As they left tha hotel and aa they
were 'Bitting when .the machine .waa.
truck. Mr. Rauacher waa on tha front
Leat on the right, driving tha machine.
Merrltt, tha chauffeur, waa on hie left.
'Abbott and Burkhardt were on tha rear
beat. Abbott being on tha left.
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They aped down the Boulevard to
Klnga highway,. Intending to atop at the
training quarter of Fltsslmmona for
a short visit. As they turned Into Kings
hlserway and approached the railroad
tracks on qravesend avenue Mr. Abbott
leaned . forward' and cautioned Mr.
Rauacher against the danger of an ap
proaching train. Mr. Rauacher alowed
down to four mllea an hour and listened
Intently for tha noise of the train or the
bell or whistle that should have sounded.
He heard nothing. Tha high board fence
on tils left toward Brighton beach cut
off all possible chance of seeing any
thing coming from that direction. He
aounded the horn on the- machine once
or twice and then ran upon the tracks.
Running, toward tha north a freight
train of pine cars on the track nearoat
the automobile was making 39 miles an
hour, and - within a few feet of the
corner. Tha 'auto could not ba atopped
or checked. '. - a
"Jump." cried Burkhardt as ha leaped
to his feet, but his warning waa too late.
-With a irraahlng' blow that could be
heard far blocks the engine atruck tha
automobile, shattering it. to bits and
carrying the wrecked fragments away
on tha coupling pin.
Rauacher, Abbott and Merrltt Were
thrown' from tha auto in all directions,
nona falling lh front of the engine.. Ab
bot, who aat on tha aide nearest the en
gine, waa knocked senseless, and lay
unconscious in the wrecked car aa It
was carried on down the- track. The en
gineer, who . waa on tha aide of tha en
gine opoaita ,to that from which the
automobile approached, aaw nothing of
tha accident apparently, and waa proceed
ing at full speed along tha track when
deques Moore, who" waa on the track.
cried out that there waa an automobile
hanging on tha engine containing a
dead man. There waa no fireman in 'the
Daniel Torkey, tha engineer, looked
and aaw tha wreck of the automobile,
but ia tha meantime Mr. Abbott in the
nattered car, bad been carried more
than 800 yarda; .. The, englpe-waa finally
stopped and tha Injured man lifted
down. , , ,.
Mr. Rauscher. Mr. Burkhardt and
Merrltt, the chauffeur, were not so badly
hurt and managed to get to their feet
and; go to the assistance of their friend,
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THE CUT BHOWa THE WRECKED AUTO LTINQ BESIDE) THE RAILROAD TRACK. THE DIAGRAM BHOWS THE APPROACH TO THE TRACK
' AND HOW THE WRECK OCCURRED. THE . PORTRAITS ARB THOSE OF THE THREE OCCUPANTS OF THE AUTO: FRANK RAUSCHER,
ALBERT rBL'RCHHARDT AND HORATIO ABBOTT..- i..- . .'. . ; , . , J '...'.J... , ... ' .
LEGAL FIGHT FOR
nm of f. f. cfuTM aoahtbt tn
' ZKOaT srn ooxFAirr fob fos
" atESBioaT of ooFFzm un rm-
. TXXATXO AT 15,000,000 WTLZ. MM
2. ".7." TAXXM TO ISnUl COUST. .
Tha ault of F. F. Curtxe at al. vs. the
Iron Dyke Copper Mining company will
be taken to the Oregon supreme court
on appeal from tha court of Judge
Eakln at Baker City, which rendered
verdict for tha plaintiffs. Tha suit In
yolvea copper mining property, the
vaie of which Has been variously es
timated, aa high aa 16.000,000, and In
addition tha rfght of way and grade of
tha Northwest Railway 'which aoma
years ago wa ufveyed.fxom Hunting
ton to the Seven Devils mining district
but on' which no work other than the
grading has bean dona since litigation
A RAILROAD PROBLEM
FOR THE CURIOUS
Portland. July J. To tha .Editor of
Tha Journal Hera ia a fine railway
problem for young mathematicians: A
train, carrying Japaneaa prisoners and
wounded Russian soldiers left Kuropat-
kln's headquarters at Llao Tang on' tha
Chinese Eastern railway on the morning
of July 19 at 1:30 o'clock, bound for
St Petersburg, and running at tha rats
of 0 miles an hour. On tha earns data.
at Jl: JO a. m. a train running to miles
an hoar and carrying troops and amp
pliea to tha seat of war in tha far east
left St Petersburg over tha Trans-Siberian
What ia tha exact time, tha month,
tha day of the month, tha day of the
week,, tha hour, minute . and second
when these trains will meetf ' The dis
tance between Llao Tang and St Peters
burg is $.236 tt miles. When tha traina
pass, what distance wlU they be from
Llao Tang and from St Petersburg?
' ST. LOUIS
The Swetland Candy Cor
292 i4 344 -Wsshingtoa
Giririg; them wry. with
every 25c purchase ;
Ask for them. They are
over the property was begun three years
Charges of conspiracy to defraud are
among tha allegations brought against
Mr. Curtaa and bla associates, and their
right to foreclose tha mortgage en the
properties is the issue In tha case. All
of tha parties Interested are Erie, Fenn,
men, although ona of them, C M. Reed,
tha principal defendant la at present a
resident of Portland.- ..j.i. ..-j. .
Mr. Reed became interested tn tha
Seven Devils country some four years
ago and for a time peraonally owned
the copper mine in question.- Later he
lodged the title in tha Iron Dyke Min
ing company. During his control of the
property ha spent nearly half a million
dolls ra in development work, and waa
engaged in promoting a railway from it
to Huntington. In tha effort to finance
it he borrowed money from tha Erie
people, agreeing to give them tenth
interest and a bonus of 120.000 cash,
and a mortgage on the property, and
placing the stock in their handa aa se
curity, they to have power to vote the
stock ' in the , plan - entered - upon
to 'pay ' off the debt It Is
now alleged by the Reed Intereata that
the Curtse part turned down all propo
sitions designed to realise funda to pay
the debt Including two propositions
from Portland financiers, and that their
action waa a part of a deliberate plan
to leave the mortgage unpaid Ind frees
out Mr. Reed and his associates. This
waa tha Una of defenae by . tha Iron
Dyke company's attorneys, C. E. H.
Wood, of Portland. Colonel Emmett
Calahan Of Baker City and M. O. Reed
of Colfax, Wash. Tha attorneys for the
plaintiffs Is Senator J. L. Rand of
Baker City. The amount of liability
against the property waa flfl.lll ad
vanced, a bonua of $10,000 as per eon-tract-
and interest and attorneys fees
of $1,000. making an aggregate of $181,
831. The court at Baker City found for
tha plaintiff's on avery point In tha
controversy and rendered a 'udgtnent
for the full . amount , Tha defendant'
appeal to the supreme court will pre
vent further work at the mine and delay
tha proposed construction of the rail- j
way to Huntington until a final settle
ment is reached. , .. ;
BURGLAR IS HERE
ylt Is believed that a burglar' who
robbed tha residence of DanlePRoas at
Vancouver, B. C, Is in Portland at pres
ent and local detectives are aearchlng
the-town for him. It was one of tha
most successful robberies aver perpe
trated In tha northwest netting tha
criminal $1,100 Jn bills and mora than
$1.(00 -In jewelry. Chief of Police
North of. Vancouver wired to Portland
at once, giving full datalla of tha crime.
The burglar ransacked tha houaa from
top to bottom,-and left nothing -untouched
that ha thought would contain
money or valuable Jewelry. -
Among- tha Jewelry stolen was a pair
of diamond earrings. - of tha - value of
$600. belonging to Mrs.-1 Ross. Other
Jewelry included In the list were two
diamond rlnga, valued at $200, watches
and gold rlnga There la reaaon to be
lieve, tha offloers say, that the culprit
is nera. .
CANBY PRAIRIE TO
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. If you make the nearest guess .
you can secure a prise, one of
4 1.000, valued at $2. BOO to $5 each, w
4 Tha guess will eost yom aothlag.
Every ft cents you remit to. '
O Tha Journal, covering aubscrlp
a tlona to tha Dally, Sunday, Semi-.
weekly or Weekly will entitle '
w you to one guess. . t
For particulars and - details w
read the advertisement appearing w
in Tha Journal. , . w
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' ha aandv aoll on Canbv nralrla. In
Clackamas county. Is "to be' watered by
an irrigation schema that will treble Its
production In fruits and watermelons.
Canby prairie consists of several thou
sands acres of warm, sandy soil situ
ated on aa upland back and bordering
cloaa on tha Willamette river, with
tha' Molalla running along ona side.
Canby prairie is from (0 to ? feet
higher than Barlow prairie. Just across
tha Molalla, - It has long been noted
for His Immense production of strawber
ries, prunes and watermelona. Tha aoll
la suited for such products, but It be
comes too dry 4n tha summer seaaon on
account of lta sandy, -porous nature.
Charles N. Walt ona of the leading
fruit growers of that-place, a former
Portland attorney, while In -the city
yesterday .atated that a company Of
Canby residents had been formed ' to
bring In a large irrigating ditch to ba
taken out about 12 miles up tha Mo
lalla river and that engineers were now
making tha surveys, the right of way
having 'already been practically secured.
Tha company haa alao secured a water
right to four-fifths ot tha water' In the
Molalla. Tha plan la to furnish each
landholder a contlnuoua stream of run
ning water at a stipulated , price per
Mr. Walt says that, while a local
company r waa - organised- to bring
In tha irrigation, ditch, tha capital for
tha oonstructton of tha works will be
furnlahed by outalda . parties. ' . ;
Up the Columbia -Sunday. " ;
Take your wife and children, or If un
married, your sweetheart for a trip up
tha Columbia, Bundar, on tha handsome
steamer "Bailey Oatsert," to Cascade
Locks and return. At ho time of the
year is this ride as beautiful aa now.
and it gives excursionists a chance to
ylew : tha grandest scenery on. tha
American continent Bring your cameras
along. The waterfalls and caacadea
make beautiful pictures. Just the ones
you .want Klne Sunday dinner wlU be
served. Steamer leavea Alder street
dork (:S0 a. m. Arrlvea bark :20 p. TO.
Round trip 41.00. Phono Alain fli, .
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"Portland Is a ..veritable summer re
sort but wa Oregonluna do not begin to
appreciate it" said 8. SUverfield, lWho
hus Just reiurned from a trip to rew
fork City. ' - He wasriuocompanied by
Mrs. Sllverfleld and Mlaa Ruby Silver
field, who are now -at tha beach on. Long
Island. They will return later. j
, Mr. 811 vei field and family left Fort
land June if, going tooths St Louis fair.
They remained there four days and then
f ent direct to New York. Speaking of
la experiences, he said: ' '
It la ao hot all over tha east that It
Is almost unbearable. . .1 would not go
to St Louis again if aoma ona would
pay my expenses. The fair there la
largely a fake and people are disgusted.
What they call Tha Pike' la tha worst I
ever saw. - People spend their money
there for nothing. Spielers stand In line
and shout like mad of tha wonderful at
tractions within tha tents,, but when you
get Inside you find you have been duped.
Tha. meala are" high-priced ' and are
abominable. , ' Tha water la-not fit to
drink, even after being ' filtered. - I waa
glad to get away from tha city and have
no deal re to return."
'Of the Oregon building and axhiblta at
the fair Mr. Sllverfleld Bald: -The
building Is cheap, and unattraaUva The
state should bo ashamed of it I should
think. If Oregon wanted to be represent
ed there by a building, a first-class one
should have been constructed. But the
exhlbita are flna and attract many thou
sands daily. There are no exhlbita more
Interesting. I saw no people there from
Oregon. k " , .'
'New Yorkers generally are Parker
crasy, but admit that Roosevelt wilt win
In the .coming election," said Mr. Silver
field, relative -to the political feeling
there: "New York is -w Democratic city
and Parker Is regarded aa a very strong
and most admirable man. -Kets, how-
aver, are In favor of Roosevelt
Business conditions throughout tha
aaat are not good Just now,1 soma aay.
because of the approaching national
campaign. I found tha aaatern sections
far behind the ' weat as regarda busi
ness sctlvtty.' At the hotel 'Where we
atopped there were many Wall Street
men, all of whom complained of tha dull
ness of tha marketa-
'Portland haa a good name throughout
the eaat but needa to have extenalva ad
vertising. No ona in the Atlantlo coast
cities ever hears -of the Lewis and Clark
fair, and Jt la a lamentable ' fact that
they know but little of Oregon. They
think of the .state as a place where peo
ple .are - semi-civil lsed, where snow
abounda . and ' where people" wear fur
coats nine months of the year. -. They
astonished . beyond - measure when
told it seldom anowa hera"
MAYOR TALKS ON
- Six different plans and specifications
have' been drawn by the city engineer
for tha proposed bridges over Sullivan's
gulch at the Union Ind Grand avenue
crossings, but each time - the- council
haa manifested any attempt to paas an
ordinance providing for these structures
the people hava entered remonstrances
of such a nature aa to put a stop to
Mayor WUliama states that there Is
a discussion going on among the mem
bers of tha council-, regarding the mat
ter and that the residents of the dis
trict In which the proposed bridges are
to . be built , are quarreling. . ..
"One faction desires steel bridges and
object to wood ' structures." said the'
mayor, "while tha other faction will
allow nothing but wooden bridgea to be
built The one says wood bridges are
too cheap while the other clalma that
steel structures are too high. If they
keep on quarreling over the - matter
they will never get their bridges built
no matter how badly they need them.
If I had my way I would build woodea
bridges, for they are cheaper and very
serviceable." - , .
BBUBOCOBB WTXTa BZOOTXB.
r City Physician Zan has diagnosed tlie
ease of J. H. Druramond. the old man
found on Union avenue three days ago
by Special Policeman - Andrews, as
paralysis, and states thar his patient
Is doing well. He cannot talk yet
but yesterday afternoon his wifs and
daughter were out to see him,
and said they would look after his wel
fare. When discovered by the police
man Drummond waa prostrate on the
sidewalk and had to be sent to the hos
pital. , .. . ,
: Schedule of Steamer T. J. -Potter. '
The seaside steamer T. J. Potter will
leave Portland, Ash .street dock., for
Aatorla and Ilwaco as follows:
August 2, Tuesday, I a, m. .
August S, Wednesday, tarn.
August 4, Thursday, 9 a. m.
' Auguat 5, Friday, a. m. '
August , Saturday, 1 p. m.
Oet transportation and berth tickets
at O- RX A N. ticket offlce. Third and
Washington streets. ,
l0t model; perfect perfection,' wilt be offered for sale by ua in September.
Marveloua Improvements have - been made, and a surprise is in store for
1 automobile buyers. -Splendid aa this machine la now, there are those who
desire to exchange fhelr 100$ and 1004 cara. for ona of these new ones,'
and theae makes are riow In our' handa for aale at tremendous discounta .
They are in first-class condition -and not perceptibly worn. We have real
bargains In these machlnea ' , f , ' ' ' .:.':'.'.
-. We have oar own repair shop. ' Ail kinds of machinery kept ta order.
Custom work solicited. Oaaoline for sale. .We adjust,, clean, polish, de
liver and store automobiles for . customers. , ., ; ' ,
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EXACT COPY Of WRAPPER.
fror Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
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Fref erred took Oaaaed woods.
Allen Lewis' Best Brand.
Artiftclal Byes Fitted, ' :
Large stock at D. Chambers. 12 th.
283-285 Morrison St.
Great Auction Sale
WE BEGIN TO MOVE INTO
OUR NEW BUILDING
.. ' MENT LATER
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HOTELS and RESTAURANTS
We carry In stock a full line of hotel and restaurant goods, Including
large Portable Hotel Ranges, French Rangea- to aet In brick, steam
Tables, Vegetable Steam Bollera Our prloea are low.' We abllclt your
patronaga , ; . , ,
Loewenberg & Going Co.
Sacond and Taylor Streets
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FENCE & WIRE WORKS
' A, CARLSON, Proprietor
,' Manufacturer of
WOOD, IRON AND STEEL
- " FENCING
And tha Universal Combination Fence
. EVERYTHING! .IN WIRE. '
B8 M. Korrlsoa Fortaad. Oregon.
, Telephone, Union. 174.
" .-buy your. '
BAR FIXTURES and, BILLIARD TABLES
From Us, "and YOUR LIQUORS v WHERE "
; YOU PLEASE, if you want to save money, ;.
and stay in business. . , ' J . .
The Brunswich-Balkc Collender Co.
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