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VOL. IV. NO. 26.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1907.
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RECORD IADF Kill!! WIFE
DESPITE A MN SLASHES
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Flanagan of Irish-American
Athletic Union Wins the
Hammer Event After Wire
Handle Had Broke and
Crushed Leg of Judge.
ESCAPED EARTHQUAKE TO BECOME
AN EASY VICTIM OF THE FIRE FIEND
n. H. Huff of Chicago De
feats Dan Kelly of Tort
land and Charles Parsons
of the Olympic Club in
Frederick Jff. Fish of Chi
cago, Former Associate of
Charles Gates, Commits
Fearful Crime While Suf
fering From Insanity.
fTTnltfd Press Leaned Wlrn. )
Jamestown, Va., Sept. 7. A crowd
that taxed the capacity of the expo
sition athletic field assembled thl
afternoon to witness the events In the
senior championships of the Amateur
Athletic union. All the men entered
were In fine fettle and everybody was
j looking for record-breaking feats.
I John Flanasan of the Irish-American
I Athletic club, wn the 16-pound ham
mer event from his rival. McCJrath of
the New Tork Athletic club.
On Flanagan's l.ust throw the wire
; handle of tho hammer broke and the
lead ball foil off at the ancle. John
Walsh, of the I'nstlme club, New York,
the Judge was standing just behind the
I circle, only 15 feet away. The ham-
1 mer struck him on the right ler half
way betweim the kneo and ankle, break
ing the bone with a ennii that could be
heard all over the grounds. Walsh
waa knocked down. HollinB over, he
tried to Jump up but the broken leg
doubled under him.
'It's gone,'' csH.ilmed Walsh, sitting
down again. "Get me a doctor." A phy
sician waa on the upot and tho In
jured man calmly directed tho doctor,
and was carried off the tit-Id.
Flanagan broke the world's record
with the 66-pound weight with a throw
of S8 feet 3 Inches. Melville Shep
pard of the Irish-American Athletic club.
New York, set the crowd wild by win
ning the half mile dash In 1:55 1-5.
Owing to the confusion yesterday In
the Junior events, the club showings
were announced this afternoon. The
New York Athletic club scored 47 points
and the Irlsh-Amorlcan 45 points. H. H.
Huff, Chicago Athletic association, won
I the 100-yard run defeating Itan Kelly
, of the University of Oregon, the former
i champion, and Charles Parsons of the
', Olympic club, San Francisco.
In the 16-pound shot put Ralph Rose,
Olympic club of San Francisco, broke
the world's record" by half un Inch. His
put was 49 feet b Inches.
Hundred-yard dash Won by H. J.
Huff, Chicago Athletic club; W. D. Ea
ton Boston, second; Charles Parsons,
Olympic, California, third Time, 10 1-5
220-yard dashWon by II. J. Huff,
Chicago Athletic club; P. C. Gehardt,
Olympic- California, second; Charles
Boitz, New York Athletic club, third.
Time. 21 1-6 seconds.
440-yard dash -Won by J. R. Taylor,
University of Pennsylvania; Ci. B. Ford,
New York Athletic club, second; An
drew O Lamed, Olympic, California,
Fhysicians Not Satisfied
Whether High Altitudes
of Colorado or Lonely
Lake Scene Caused the
(United I'raaa Leaawd Wire.)
Chicago, Sept. 7. Transformed from
a gentle father and loving husband Into
a homicidal manlao by a trip to the
high altitudes of Colorado, Frederick
M. Flfh. 4!) years old, a wealthy retired
broker, todav committed one of the
most shocklrig murders in local history.
His victim was his wife, Mary Fish,
45 years old. The presence of mind
of lucllln Hassett. a nurse, prevented
r'ish from killing his 2-year-old daugh
ter. He then cut his throat, and al
though still alive will die.
Fish retired with a large fortune
when the brokerage firm of Lelchsteln
& Co., associates of Charles Gates, went
out of business. He nad attended tho
University of Chicago with the uenlor ;
member. with his w anu meir
three children Fish resided In a luxu
rious home In aristocratic. Evanston.
Recently he suffered a hemorrhage and
on the advice of physicians he went to
Ksles Paik, Colorado. The sudden
change In atmosphere resulted in In
Hiuilty. Fish returned home a short
time ago. i
A guard remained with the family
until last nlcht. when Fish's docility
disarmed apprehension and he was left
alone. Un awakening ne procured
shotgun and emptied a shell Into
(Continued on Page Twp. )
third. Time. 51 seconds.
Half-mile run Won by M V. Bhep
hard, I. A. A. C; Andrew O. Karner,
(Continued on Page Two.)
TEDDY JR. IS
Young Roosevelt Pursued
by Deputy Game Warden
ICANS BREAK ALL
RECORDS WITH RIFLE
United States Team Wrins
Palma Trophy From
Britons at Ottawa.
(United Pres Leased Wire.)
Ottawa, Ont.. Sept. 7. Beating all pre
vious records, America marksmen prac
tically won the Palma trophy. Sergeant
Bryant of New York and Major Wind
ers of Ohio both scored 219 out of a
possible 2 25, heating all Individual rec
ords. , .
The total scores out of a possible
Americans 1,712, Canadians l,n,
Australians 1.653, Great Britain 1,580.
At 600 yards Americans 690. Cana
dians 566, Australians 570. Great Brit-
1AtB900 yards Americans 673, Cana
dians 554, Australians 553, Great Brlt
n .626. ..... ...
liauianS OOA, AUBHiaiiO uuv,
(United PreM Leaned Wire.)
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept 7 A. K. Rut
ledge, deputy game warden at BemidJI,
has been Instructed to go to Colralne
and arrest Teddy Roosevelt Jr., for
hunting In Minnesota without the 11
censo required by law of a foreign resi
dent. It Is all the result of Captain Green
way of Duluth, formerly in command
of the "rouirh riders" Inviting Teddy Jr.
to take a hunting trip on his private
property near Colralne. The game and
Ilsh commission at the capital say the
Invitation was accepted and that the
two are already on the hunting ground.
TJie matter was called to the attention
of "Samuel F. Fullerton, superintendent
of fish hatcheries. Fullerton called him
up on the long distance telephone and
explained matters. The law requires
non-resident licenses to bo taken out
with the commission through Its offi
cers at the capital.
Not only was no license Issued for
young Roosevelt, but there was not
even an application on hand.
The law must bo enforced against a
president's son as well as against any
oth.sr offender, was the ruling of Mr.
Avery, the executive agent, and he at
once Instructed Deputy Warden Rut
ledge of BemidJI to hurry to Colralne
and get on the trail of Teddy Jr.
Odd Fellows Seek Home Site.
(Special Dispatch to Tie Journal.)
Helena, Mont, Sept. 7. The selection
of a state home for the Odd Fellows'
fraternity will be determined. September
28. The contest has narrowed to three
cities Bozeman. Missoula aind Helena,
The exact amount to be expended Is not
known, but It will probably be at least
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One Attempted Suicide and
Mother-in-Law Had Word
That Caused Trouble With
Another Arrested foj
District Attorney Has Pos
session of Letter Written
by Dr. Owens Which Of
ficial Construes as Blackmail.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CLIFF HOUSE TAKEN FROM SUTRO HEIGHTS. FIGURES IN FOREGROUND ARE THOSE OF STATUES
IN SUTRO PARK, 150 FEET ABOVE THE CLIFF HOUSBSITBTHE WELL KNOWN SEAL ROCKS ARE ALSO SHOWN IN THE PICTURE
East Side Improvement As
sociations and Property
Owners Oppose Plant.
iFaimustiff House Destroyed After Pass
ing Safely Through the Ordeal
of April 18, 1906
Firemen to Meet at Chicago.
(United Tresi Lened Wlr.)
Oklahoma Cliy, Okla,, Sept. 7. The
National Firemen's association of Amer
ica selected Chicago for the convention
city In 1908.
There will be na city gaxbatre crema
tory erected within the city limits of
the east aide If lt Is possible lor the
taxpayers and residents there to pre
From the Willamette to Mount Tabor
and from Sellwood to the southern
boundary of St. Johns east side resi
dents are up In arms against the pro
posal to establish the Institution within
the confines of the residence or busi
ness districts. The roadway for the
establishment of a municipal plant,
which a short time ago was cle;ir
and unobstructed, has suddenly become
a pathway of objections. Practically
every Improvement association east of
the Willamette has entered a strenuous
protest against the building of a cre
matory on the proposed Sullivan gulch
site and now still more vigorous pro
tests are being lodged against the erec
tion of a crematory anywhere within
the city limits.
Last night the East Twenty-eighth
Street Improvement association went on
record in opposition to the garbage
plant and aside from appointing a com
mittee to draft a protest against tho
proposed work of the city, Individual
property owners will wait upon the
council, council committees and health
board to protest against an east side
In addition to entering these wedges
It was stated last night at the meet
ing of the association that from the
pulpits of the various east side churches
today, ministers will ask congregations
to attend the council meetings and
voice tho eaRt side's objections.
President Motter appointed a commit
tee consisting of M. Pugh, F. Dubois
and R. A. Reid to draw up the protest
which will be presented the first of
With 1,300 members, all of whom are
voters, determined to use the ballot If
necessary to prevent the location of the
new garbage crematory on tho east side
between the Steel and Madison street
bridges, Multnomah camp No. 77,
Woodmen of the World, has appointed
(Continued on Page Two.)
(rnlted Prei Leaned Wire.)
Ban Francisco, Sept. 7. With a great
burst of flames and a great red glow
of light that could be seen at sea for
miles and which Illuminated In a wlerd
way the seal rocks and the tall cliffs
of Sutro heights, the famous Cliff
House at the ocean beach was totally
destroyed tonight The big wooden
structure burned as lt pleased for there
was no means of saving lt from the
devouring flames. The Richmond dis
trict fire apparatus won summoned to
tho scene but could render only feeble
reslstence to the rapidly spreading fire.
The building, which was about to be
thoroughly renovated, waa a complute
The Cliff House was erected on the
site of the "old" Cliff resort owned
years hko by Captain Foster, a pioneer.
The building's foundation was on a
ledge of rocks that projects from the
base of Sutro Heights about two hun
dred leet into the soa. The structure
was a tall wooden affair and contained
lower and upper barrooms, billiard
halls, dining rooms, summer balcony
and music nail. There is scarcely a
traveler to or from tho orient who does
not know of the Cliff House and every
eastern visitor to San Francisco knew
of lt and paid lt his respects. The
resort was one of tho most widely ad
vertised and best known beach houses
In tho world.
The fire Is supposed to have started
in the kitchen, which is on the "rock"
floor of the building, there having been
a floor below the driveway which
curves around the base of Sutro
Heights and leads to the beach. The
entire structuro was soon In flames
Word was telephoned from Bheehan's
and other beach resorts to the fire
department and the Richmond district
engines, one mile and a half away, were
sent to lend assistance. 1 he move was
useless, for bv the lime the tired horses
hauled the heavv engines over the hill
to the beach the tire had com
enveloped the Cliff House and
Several years ago the "old" Cliff
house was burned. That quaint, low,
rambling building was In early days tne
favorite resort for men who had made
fortunes in the mines. Many gay par
ties were held there, and many Im
mense deals were consummated over
Sherry's. Captain Foster sold the
place Just before the fire claimed lt,
and the new owners, not daunted by
tllAlr lnua arint.I t li Vi.,1 1 Jln v. I
. .k llio UU11U1I1K UIUI Ut-
enme world famous because of Its close
Identification with that whicn was Bo
hemian In San Francisco. It also be
came a "bearings" for ships from all
parts of the world that were making for
uin vj'jiucil jfaiO
1'urlng the earthquake of April. 1!)06
a r.-nort was spread broadcast that the
Cliff House had been thrown into the
sea which beat Incessantly at Its rock
foundations. The earthquake did no
damage to the structure whatsoever
but the fire has been Its undoing. Seal
Rocks are within a stones throw of
what was the site of the building and
there Is little doubt that a new and
better Cliff House will supplant tho
The fire, which was exceedingly spec
tacular, started In the kitchen or from
sparks flying from a rubbish pile burn
ing near the hotel. Mechanics working
on me ouiiuing gave tne alarm, and did
their best to extinguish the blaze. Hf
fore the first fire engines arrived, the
whole lower part of the building was
on fire. Fanned by a breeze, the flames
soon spread and enveloped the whole
structure, so that small buildings near
the hotel also caught. The flames were
chocked within 20 feet of the main bath
nnvlllon. The loss Is estimated at $ 1 nil -009.
DEATH WILL AID
Divorced Wife of James
Doyle Rapidly Xearing
Banks of River Styx.
BIG FIRM TO GO UNDER
(Cnlted Prew Led 'Wire.)
Chicago, Sept. 7. The referee In
bankruptcy was today appointed re
ceiver for the Erie Heating company,
revealing a prominent business man as
a fugitive from Justice and accused of
embezzling J 100.000. The liabilities are
said to be J35.000.
Northern Extension Promised.
(Sprtl Dispatch to The Journal. )
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 7. D. D.
Mann, head of the Canadian Northern
railway, who Is In Vancouver, today
announced that his company would
build a lino from Vancouver to north-
Its wine glasses. Its chef was famous i ern British Columbia and that construe
from Paris to Mexico, and Cliff house tlon would probably be commenced
me!n were as noted as those served "at I soon.
(United Presa Leased Wire.)
Denver, Colo., Sept. 7. After being
denied the right to marry without be
ing excommunicated by the Catholic
church of which they are devout mem
bers, death Is about to step in and
help "Portland" James A. Doyle, a mil
lionaire mine owner of Cripple Creek,
and Miss Marie Duffy, a beautiful tele
phone operator of Denver, out of their
In the palmy days of Cripple Creek
Just as Doyle was merging from the
poverty class Into the ranks of mil
lionaires, through fabulous gold strikes
in l lie Portland mine at Victor, lie met
the dashing and very unconventional
Daphne Ilelie Sutton who came from a
little town In Iowa, fell in love with
her and made her his wife. Mrs. Doyle
was also known us Hello Daniels be
fore her marriage and she claimed no
particular place as her home.
Married life hung heavily on Mrs.
Doyle and she grew tired of the re
strictions home ties placed upon her.
Doyle forgave her conduct time after
time, but finally divorced her.
Mrs. Doyle next became friendly with
Kid McCoy, the pugilist, who borrowed
a $1,000 diamond ring from her and
lost it, he claimed.
Two years ago, Mrs. Doyle, still beau
tiful, married a rich copper manufac
turer named Whitley and toured the
world with him. Again domestic life
became Irksome to the dashing young
woman and her husband found ample
reason to divorce her.
Two years ago, Mrs. Whitley married
Charles Hepner, a rich mining man of
Rlair, Nevada, and went to Honolulu
with him. Mrs. Hepner's liberal views
on life led to a divorce.
In the meantime she had become af
flicted with consumption. Ten days ago
she came to Denver, her old stamping
ground, for one "last" good time. Now
her death Is hourly expected In a local
hospital and when her soul passes to
the great beyond the romance of Jim
my Doyle and Marie Duffy will be con
summated In marriage.
(Faetrto Onaat Pr.ua Leaped Wire.)
Los Angeles, Sept. 7. Une more wlfej
than he admitted having had Is plac4
to the credit of J. Whyte Cvans and
one more alleged blackmailing lettef
from the facile pen of Dr. J. 8. OwenM
than has hitherto appeared, were two
of the revelations today In the caus
celebre Involving tho Impassive doctot
and the pyrotechnic promoter.
Prior to claiming Mrs. Minna Hano
Evans and Mrs. Gertie Dewltt Evan
as wives, Evans had married a womiQ
In California whose home waa In Tu
Evans married his first wife In Saa
Francisco. The pair moved to Tulara,
where he started a business college.
The pair had a child soon after th
birth of which tho woman left him.
Ho followed and found her. They quar
reled; his motlier-ln-law advanced into
the argument and for what resulted
Evans was arrested and charged with
disturbing the peaee.
This Infelicity gave his wife's mothej
the opportunity to proclaim that he haq
served time In t lie penitentiary, an4
the story was published at that time la
a Tulare newspaper.
The first Mrs. Kvans of the thre
known to have existed was divorced ill
Kan Francisco. Evans had returned to
Tulare and soon thereafter eloped with
and married Miss Dewltt, daughter oi
a well known Tulare family.
Evans lived with this wife several
years and to them a girl baby was born.
Shortly before she secured a dlvoroe
Mrs. Dewett Evans Is said to have at
tempted suicide. She shot herself la
the left shoulder and Dr. Owens, who
was one of her witnesses in the divorce
trial, was authority for tho sulcld
story. Owens attended Mrs. Evans ao
her physician and had her confidence
to such a 'legree that In a fit of pique)
at her husband she exposed the stain
upon his record, so much ror ivana
Dr Owens, who appeared beforo
Justice Selph this morning to have the)
date set for his preliminary examlna
tlon on the charge of attempted extor
tion was author of another letter which)
Deputy District Attorney Paul J. Mrx
Cormick. who has charge of the prose
cution, construes as a blackmailing
This letter was written three yaarf
ago from Chicago, the man addressed
being J V. McNeil of 3577 Dayton ave-
nue, this city. While the contents o
this letter are not to be made publlo
for the present, McCormaek says It
represents an effort on Owens' part to
obtain money by holding a threat ovei
(Continued on Page Two.)
RENAULT CAR WILL
M ENDURANCE RACE
Benii and Lacroix Will B$
Victors Unless They
Have Accident. :
(United Press Leased W.r. )
Morris Park Race Track, N. T.. Sepia
7. Driven by Bern!, the professional,
and Lacroix, a millionaire, Renault ca
35-45 at 10 o'clock tonight had assured
Its victory in tha 24-hour endurance)
race, barring accident.
Some times reaching 60 miles an hout
and dropping below 25 they had evened
up space and at th,at hour had covered
971 miles or 20 miles ahead of tha
American record. Running at an sasjr
second was the Lozier car driven by
.Smedzer 74 miles behind.
The big cars were taken off tho
track for three hours today so that .
number of unimportant local contests)
could be decided and when tha race
were resumed the six cars remaining
in the contest ran around the course)
at a great pace. - ?.n
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