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THE WEATHER Tonight and Thursday,
occasional rain ; easterly winds.
Minimum temperatures i
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WAY EAST TO
Former Private Secretary, Wanted
in Toronto in Connection With
Disappearance of Millionaire,
: Spends -Night' in Local Hotel.
; Apparently eager to tret back to
Toronto "to face the music," John
Doughty,- accused of ' embezzlement
of a fortune in bonds and possibly
with the kidnaping of Ambrose
Small, "vanished millionaire,"
boarded ; a North Bank train for
Spokane at 9 o'clock this morning
in the custody of Austin Mitchell,
chief of detectives of Toronto. The
two,, acting more like old pals than
prisoner and guard, had spent the
night at an Inconspicuous hotel.
Doughty, who was arrested at Oregon
City Monday night, was brought to
Portland Tuesday afternoon by Mitchell.
who refused to avail himself of the
hospitality of the Portland jails. In
stead,, he took his prisoner to a hotel
. and they registered under assumed
names. In fact, they had let it be un
derstood that they had actually started
on their transcontinental Journey. ;j
DOUGHTY TALKS FREELY" -
But they were found by Journal rep
resentatives at the hotel Tuesday night
Doughty, : apparently cheerful, talked
: freely about everything except the my
terioua disappearance of his employer.
Ambrose Small. : ,
It as made plain by Mitchell that he
did not propose to enter any personal
claim for a share of the, $15,000 reward
. offered by Mrs. Small for the apprehen
slon of Doughty.
, "In my opinion the boys who deserve
the money are Ed Richardson and Con
stable Kd Fortune of Oregon . City,'
Mitchell told newspaper men just before
he boarded the train. "The award doubt
less will be made by a board at Toronto,
but I probably will be asked for my
opinion, Inasmuch -as I have been on the
ground and understand the , circum
stances of. the arrest." -.
- Richardson, - known as "Three ; Fing
ered Jack." is the man who first sus-
pected-"Charle Cooper," the Oregon City
pa perm 111 worker, , believed to be the
Toronto fugitive, and trailed him. He
then turned the case over to Fortune
who shadowed "Cooper" until he was
satisfied In his own mind he was the
man wanted. Then he telegraphed the
.Toronto police, resulting in the journey
made by Mitchell.
"It's in the lap of the gods.'H,
. Doughty thus answered a question as
to how he would present his case once
brought face to face with the charge un
der which he is now a prisoner at a bar
of justice in Toronto.
Mis words mean exactly nothing. They
are what he Intended to convey, a super
ficial reply to a question .which he de
clined to -answer. - V
"How's that, ehlefr he 'asked, with a
friendly smile, as he turned to Detec
tive Austin Mitchell of the Toronto
bureau of police.
SOME THEATRICALS ...
"Fine.; I'll bet I know where you got
that expression. And It looks like you
(Continued on Fan Two. Column One)
LIQUOR RING NET
Chicago, Nov. 24. (I. N. S.) A
blanket indictment charging 11 per
sons, Including members of the Chi
cago police force and two Kentucky
distillers with conspiracy to defeat
federal enforcement of prohibition,
was returned by the federal grand
jury today in the $1,000,000 whiskey
ring case unearthed a month ago.
Among the 31 men Indicted are O. H.
Wathen. Louisville, Ky., president of the
, Old Grand Dad distillery ; IL D. Knebel-
camp, who is connected with ! the Qld
.distillery 1 "Jim" O'Leary. widely known
Chicago - saloonkeeper and gambler:
Michael "Mike De Pike" HelUer and
Edward Smalt, Oeorge Hansel, Eugene
McCaffery and Timothy Judge, .Chicago
Revolt in Asia
London, Nov. 24. (L N. S.) Greek
troops that were sent Into Asia Minor
to fight the Turkish nationalists have
revolted, according to an Exchange
Telegraph from Smyrna today.
Greek mutineers attempted to seise
the commander of the Third Greek regi
ment, but he escaped by hiding himself
beneain uie coal .in a locomotive tender.
Nv Journal "Green"
Tomorrow Is Thanksgiving day
when all revel n the enjoyments
- of home and the good things that
liome affords.. In order that
every workervjn The Journal
plant may be released from his
duties as early as possible and
partake of the holiday festivities,
the usual late ' afternoon or
"Green" edition will be omitted
tomorrow. All the news of the
day up to the hour of press will
be carried In the earlier editions.
CAPTOR f AND CAPTIVE OFF FOR TORONTO
LIKE a couple of good friends starting on a business trip, John Doughty (at left) and Austin
Mitchell (at right) boarded a North Bank train this morning on way to Canadian city, where
Doughty must face charges of the theft of $100,000 in Victory bonds and possibly even
more serious charges in connection with the disappearance of Ambrose Small, "millionaire theat
rical magnate. The detective has followed countless futile clues in an international search for
Doughty, who wis arrested at Oregon City Monday night. .. '
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By Henry iWood
Geneva, Nov. 24. (U. P.) Im
mediate admission of Austria and
Bulgaria was . recommended to the
League of Nations assembly today
by the commission on membership.
The commission withheld recom
mendations for a number or small Euro
pean states until conditions are stabilised
and recognitionhas been accorded by
nearby powers. - j
Those states favored for membership
in today's report are Austria, ; Bulgaria,
Finland, Albania and Luxembourg.
The petitions of Latavia. Lithuania.
Ukrainia and Estonia were held over.
Affairs in the Baltic region are too cha
otic to permit favorable action now, the
commission decided. j
Speaking before the sixth commission,
Leon Bourgeois, France, declared Franee
cannot disarm until Germany has been
compelled to fulfill all conditions of the
Versailles treaty. Germany, he admitted,
has begun disarmament, but has not
Before disarming, France will await
the report of a military commission
which will meet in Geneva to prepare a
disarmament plan, he said. This plan
will take into consideration the geogra
phical and special conditions in each
country. Bourgeois said. . j
In order to emphasize the interna
tional character of the commission to
ovesee the Lithuanian plebiscite, the
league council has Invited the Scandi
navian countries to send small detach
ments of gendarmes.
Warrants Not Paid;
County Keeps Money
. : . ..
The exchequer of Multnomah ceunty
is ahead to the extent of 1392 on ac
count of warrants for small amounts is
sued more than seven years ago that
have never been presented for payment.
County Clerk Beveridge sent to the
county commissioners Wednesday ia
list of lAo such warrants, the amounts
ranging from 10 cents to $10.60. These
warrants will be ordered canceled.
Spy to Be Eeleased
If He Leaves U. S.
Washington, Nov. 24. (I. N. S.)
President Wilson today commuted the
sentence of Frans Von RIntelen, con
victed as . a German spy, on provision
that , Von RIntelen leave the United
States before January 1, 1921. j
To Back Alimony
New York, Nov. 24. (U. P.) Douglas
Crulkshank flirted with a middle-aged
woman on an L train. Later be discov
ered she was the wife-he deserted 14
years ago. Now he is saying 410 a week
back alimony to her and their daughter.
URGED AS MEMBERS
Than in 1919
Chicago, Nov. 24. (I. N. S.)
Despite recent drops in prices of
some foodstuffs, a Thanksgiving din
ner here will cost approximately SI
more than it did in 1919, according
to estimates supplied by leading
grocers. Turkeys are higher ""this
year, the average price being i 7
cents per pound as against 5 cents
per pound a year ago.
New York Price Jumps
New York. Nov. 24. I. N. a) Al
though turkeys. in the New York mar
ket are more plentiful than they have
been since 1910. the price jumped to
65 cents a pound today, which Is 15 per
cent higher than" last . Thanksgiving.
Food experts declare the public Is re
sponsible because 'of the willingness to
pay any price the dealers ask. .
60 Cents In Seattle
Seaside, Nov, 24. (I. N. S.) The ideal
turkey known as fat Is bringing 55 'cents
from jobbers to retailers and 60 cents a
pound to consumers here- today. Second
class and thin birds are retailing at 50
cents. ; .
. 70 Cents Top Price
San Francisco, Nov. 24. (L N. S.)
Family turkeys of the best grades
brought 70 cents a pound at the leading
Movement on to
Close TJ. S. Tight
On All Sundays
New York. Nov. 24. (I. N. S.) Hav
ing made the United States bone dry
theoretically at least reformers are
now busy planning to make the country
dead still on- Sundays, according to an
article in the . New York Sun, conspic
uously displayed .on Its first page this
The paper claims to have information
that organisations similar to the Anti-.
Saloon league have set afoot' a nation
wide campaign to put over another con
stitutional amendment that would make
Sunday a day exclusively devoted to rest,
thought, worship and prayer. ! Strict
laws sought by these reformers would
rob the Sabbath, among other things,
of : Ou tdoor sports, moving pictures,
business of any description, newspapers,
train service, sale of gasoline.
Knox Denies He Is
Washington, Nov. 24. (L" N. a) One
of the first acts of Senator Philander
Knox when he reached the capltol today
was . to spike the report that he is al
ready slated for the post of secretary
of state in - the cabinet of President
elect Harming. , t
HALTED BY U. I
Miami, Fla.. Nov. 24. (U. P.)
An armed force of the United States
today frustrated an attempt by the
Western Union Telegraph company
to lay its cable across Biscayne bay,
between Miami and Maiml Beach.
A force of 15 men was working on the
cable when an armed patrol from sub
marine chaser No. 154 intervened and
put the workmen under armed guard.
One man was released to return to West
ern Union headquarters for instructions.
Causing Drop in
Australia is seeking an outlet for its
huge supplies of eggs in this country.
When the "flush" production period is
on in the colonies, the most acute scar
city is shown in the United States.
On what Is reported to be a direct ap
pointment of the Australian government,
E. J. Dixon, a prominent egg authority
of Portland and a member of the whole
sale firm of Estes-Dixon company, will
leave Monday for the Atlantic seaboard
to further distribution of the Australian
It Is stated that more than 100 car
loads of the Australian stock will be
marketed in this country. A carload
of the foreign stock has just been re
ceived in Portland and will be put on
sale within a few days.
Forecast of the arrival of these eggs
has already caused a dro of 10 cents
a dozen in San Francisco, and Portland
values are expected to follow the down
Mr. Dixon Is considered one of the big
gest handlers of eggs in this section and
will make New York his headquarters
during the distribution of the foreign
Million in Northern
China Are Starving
New York, Nov. 24. One million Chi
nese in the famine ridden provinces of
Northern China are doomed to death
before organised relief can reach them,
according ' to advices received from
Shanghai today by the -board of foreign
missions of the Methodist Episcopal
church. Cannibalism -has broken out
The Chinese government has decreed the
death penalty for any official guilty
of graft during the famine period.
Tuscany in Revolt;
Reds Join Fighting
London," Nov. 24. L N. S.) Rebel
lion has broken out in Tuscany, said a
Rome dispatch to the Dally News to
day. . The Red sympathizers have armed
themselves and fighting has broken out
' $250 Olio IN
F. W. Leadbetter, Son-in-Law,
Testifies in His Suit to Get
Paper Shares That He Tried
To Save Publisher From Loss.
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Henry . Plttock might have saved
at least 1250,000 in cold cash if he
had; taken the advice of his son-in-law,
Fred W. Leadbetter, and kept
out of a big sheep ranch deal in
Eastern Oregon, according to Lead
better's testimony in Circuit Judge
Tucker's ;court this morning.
-This was given in the suit wherein
Leadbetter Is trying t0 Becure a court
order requiring the administrator of the
Pittock estate to sell him shares in the
Crown-Willamette Pulp & Paper com
pany. He claims to have had a verbal
contract with Pittock to the effect that
he was to have the privilege of buying
these scares at any time he was in a
position to' do so, on the payment of the
purchase I price and 6 per cent interest.
They were shares, Leadbetter claims, he
had previously sold to Pittock when the
latter was made a' stockholder in the
company,; and accretions after that date,
all coming under the same alleged verbal
agreement made April 1, 1910.
PITTOCK LOST 1256,009
Leadbetter said he had advised Pittoca
to keep out of the sheep ranch deal, but
against his advice Pittock went into it,
became greatly entangled and finally had
to pay out $250,000 to get matters
Leadbetter, who was on the witness
stand most of the forenoon, endeavored
in his testimony to establish the unique
value of; the paper company stock to
him in its relation to its voting power
with other stock.
The will of Pittock was introduced to
show the disposition he had made oi the
stock in question. It was Included In
the properties that .were placed in --. 20
year trust. I
Although Leadbetter on the previous
day had, declared that he had conducted
business affairs continuously with. Pit
tock since h.s marriage to Ptttock's
daughter 26 years ago and that there
never had been any. written contracts
between' them," the defense this morning
Introduced a written contract between
them for the transfer of timber lands,
property in Vancouver and also In Port
land, wherein it was provided that Lead
better was to receive any profits ove
The defense, in its attempt to show
that Pittock did not have full confi
dence in Leadbetter in connection with
business deals, introduced two letters
from Pittock, sent from' California in
1911, to C M. Morden, manager of the
Oregonian, and who is now one of the
trustees of the Pittock estate. These
letters (concerned the fact that Lead
better had represented to Mordn that
Pittock: had ordered that Oregonian
funds be paid out for taxes on proper
ties in which both Pittock and Lead
better were interested, but Pittock said
it was distinctly understood that Ore
gonian moneys were to be advanced for
the payment of only' the Pittock share
of the taxes, and that -Leadbetter had
gone beyond his instructions in securing
money for all of the taxes.
In one of these letters he said that he
was gravely concerned about Lead bet
ter's ability to pay his financial obliga
tions and that Pittock feared he would
have to give Leadbetter financial as
sistance, which he did not desire to do.
He stated that Leadbetter was living
beyond his means and should be curbed.
I$eafing of the case continued through
out the day, but will be continued over
Thanksgiving day to he resumed Friday
Growers Ask for
Spokane. Nov. H. (U. P.) Demanding
that the $50,000,000 profit of the United
States Grain corporation be turned into
a revolving fund to aid farmers, about
700 grain growers of the Northwest
passed drastic resolutions here last night
at a mass meeting called to discuss the
The farmers also demanded :
Immediate enactment of a protective
tariff;; stoppage of option trading In
foods;; passage of the Capper-Vol-tead
bill for cooperative marketing and ex
tension of credits.
Bride in Thrilling
Trip Over Pacif ic
San Francisco, Nov. 24. (L N. S.) A
112-day trip across the Pacific fox a
Such was the unique experience of
Elsie May Bloomfield, who married Jo
seph J. Bloomfield, skipper of the
schooner Bangor, in Australia Just before
the ship set sail for this port.
The Bangor made port yesterday after
having almost been given up for lost.
Mrs. Bloomfield today set foot on Ameri
can soil for the first time when she
landed and related the thrilling expert'
encea of the long . trip.
Gas Case Is Set for :
1 Hearing Dec. 15
Salem. Or., Nov. 24. The public serv
ice commission has set December 15 as
the' date on which it will hear argu
ments for and against the Increase in
gas rates as applied for by the Portland
Gas Cok iwt"-. The hearings will
be held , in Portland
Portland Eagerly Awaiting Hour
for the Attack on National
Bird; Churches to Offer
Thanks forTemporal Blessings
Portland's festal boards, weighted
with choice viands, are eagerly,
awaited in Portland today. The
Thanksgiving spirit is abroad, appe
tites are .being sharpened for the
attack oR the national bird Thurs
day, and religious circles are Imbued
with revetence for the day when
thanks will be offered for temporal
blessings. ' : I
Absence of any "extreme cases of
poverty in Portlaftd has-made the work
of the charitable institutions compara
tively light this year,' but In the survey
of the needy family circles no one' is
"A large number of union or com
munity church services have been an
nounced, where the offering will in a
great many cases be given to the Near
East committee to helD relieve the starv
ing and shivering Armenians.
Owing . to the high price of turkeys
the bird- will probably be missing on
many a family table, but in its place
Will be found plenty to supply the crav
ings of even the most ravenous boy.
GAME IS MAGNET
Outstanding public features of the
day -will be the football game between
the Multnomah Amateur Athletic club
and Oregon Agricultural college on
Multnomah field ; feeding of 40Q newsies
at the Hotel Multnomah by Eric . V.
Hauser; special "feeds" for inmates of
the city and county jails; special dinners
In all charitable homes and institutions,
and a "banquet" for the animals con
fined in the municipal' pound.
Those who expect to travet to the
country by auto to fulfill a dinner en
gagement had better run the machine
around to the filling station early. As
sociated, - Standard and Shell Oil com
pany stations will close at 1 o'clock.
while Union Oil company employes will
be off at noon.
All public, buildings, " courts, banks,
schools, stores and other places of busi
ness . wULrbe- closed. Pub He ' school will
remain olosed until Monday.
TO FEED HEWSIEs
Eric V. Hauser, proprietor of the Mult
nomah bote, has not forgotten the day
when he was a hungry newsy, so he
has invited Portland's 400 newsboys to
be his guests Thanksgiving day noon at
the -hotel. Turkey and everything else
the boys 'could ask for will be on the
A "well known woman, whose name is
(Concluded an Pm Two, Column Fle)
By David M. Church
Christobal, C. Z., Nov. 24. (I.. N.
S.) Making his first t inspection
trip through the Panama canal,
President-elect Warren G. Harding
today greeted canal employes In
overalls and high officials in spick
and span white suits alike.
When several engineers and others.
with greasy hands, hesitated to shake
hands. Senator Harding, said, "That's
all right, boys. I've had greasy hands
myself," and proceeded to grip greetings
TO IK8PECT LOCK
The Harding party left Cristobal early
today aboard a mine sweeper, traveling
as far as the famous Gatun lock, where
Governor Harding - of the canal zone
was to join the party. Senator Harding
will disembark at the lock and proceed
to Balboa, where be will nay his re
spects to President Porraa of Panama
In a formal call.
Tonight Senator . Harding will have
dinner with Governor Harding and other
Americans in the canal soae, and the
president-elect biay make a brief speech.
The Harding party will remain, at
Ancon until Friday. On Thursday the
senator plans to play golf Ini the morn
ing and have dinner with the president
Friday he will have another round of
golf and in the afternoon Inspect canal
fortifications. . "
The tropical heat is not bothering the
president-elect a bit, but Mrs. Harding
says she would like it better if it were
not so hot. But she is standing p to
the weather change very well.
Canal cone employes have asked - a
conference with Senator Harding to seek
higher! wages and better working con
Kaiserin Is Weaker;
Prince Called Again
Amsterdam. Nov. 24. (L N. 8.) The
former kaiserin of Germany who is 111
of a heart ailment at Doom took a turn
for the worse today and was reported
much weaker. The former German
crown1 prince was summoned to his
mother's bedside for the second time
within a week. ; - . .
$50,000 in Liquor
Taken by Thieves
: Chicago,4 Nov. 24. I. N. a) Whiskey
and wine valued at $50,000 was stolen by
liquor thieves who overpowered the
watchman of Harders warehouse on the
south side, early today. Five truck! oads
of liquor were taken.
By Sir Pcrclval Phillip
Athens, Nov. 24. Prince Christo
pher of Greece, brother of ex-King
Constantine, accompanied by', his
American wife, the former Mrs. Wil
liam B. Leeds, arrived in Athens to
day and were given a tumultuous
greeting. i -
Prince Andrew has also arrived from
Switzerland. Christopher and Andrew
are the first of the exiled Greek princes
to return home since former Premier
Venlzelos was put out of power by the
monarchists In the general election.
When they arrived at the railway sta
tion they were seised by enthusiastic
friends and carried shoulder-high to the
street. A, large crowd filled the streets.
The Tprinces were pelted with flowers.
Buildings were decorated with flags and
there was a procession with brass bands.
A member of the Rhallis cabinet
states that Constantine will soon return
from Lucerne. Belief is growing in of
ficial circles that Great Britain will
persuade France not to undertake
drastic Interference in Greek affairs
Premier Rhallis believes that there will
be no international dispute over the re
turn of Constantine.
"I hope for a successful result of our
negotiations with the powers," said the
GREEK PREMIER TO MEET -
AT LONDON CONFERENCE
Athens, Nov. 24. ll N. S.) Premier
Rhallis announced today that he will
leave for London at the end of this week
to confer with Premier Lloyd George of
England, Premier Leygues of France and
Premier Giolittl of Italy. The conference
will deal with the Turkish treaty, the fu
ture activities of the Greek troops in,
Turkey and possibly the return of Con
stantine. EX-KIXG EXPECTS TO TAKE -
THRONE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Lucerne, Nov. 24. (I. N. S.) Ex-King
Constantine anticipates the recovery' of
his royal powers In Greece before Christ
mas, it was stated by members of his
entourage today. In the belief that he
will soon be the reigning sovereign at
Athens. Constantine has appointed his
brother. Prince Christopher, Greek vi
ceroy of Smyrna. Prince Christopher's
wife before her marriage was Mrs. Wil
liam B. Leeds of New York and Cleve
land. The prince and princess are due
to arrive in -Athens from -Corfu today.-' '
. London, Nov. 24. (U. P.) The
United States figured today in the
house of commons debate on the
Irish question. -
Former Premier Asquith opened dis
cussion on his motion condemning Irish
murders and reprisals and calling for
immediate establishment of - peace in
Ireland. Asquith charged police re
prisals were organized with official
cognizahce. Likewise, he denounced the
murder of British officers In Dublin last
Sunday as "the work of men who have
lost alt sense of humanity."
"I'm glad some of .the assassins have
been .captured and will be forced to pay
the extreme penalty," be declared.
Sir Hamar Greenwood, replying for
the government, asserted American cor
respondents d4siatched distorted stories
of atrocities Inrreland. He declared
some American correspondents were en
Joying the hospitality of "Irish murder
gangs," and sending back home stories
to injure Anglo-American relations..
Greenwood's attack on Asquith became
bitterer and more personal. He charged
the former premier and his following
of Liberal members were using -illegal
Sinn Fein bulletins as a basis for their
charts on reprisals.
He declared the "murder gang" even
had representatives in the lobby of the
"Consider," he cried, ''this loathsome
alliance between parliamentarians and
these men whose hands are red with
blood!" ' .
Supply of Water
London, Nov. 24. (L N. S.) Petrograd
is 'reported without water as the result
of an explosion at the municipal water
works. .. -
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By William Slavens McXutt
((United. New Staff brrei!pondt)
New York, Nov. 24. -The world i
cursed with wars, famine, plagues,
kings, revolutionists, presidential
elections, seyen-year locuHts and six
day bicycle races. . Of these many
evils the worst is the six-day bicycle
race. t 'v,:', t
The six-day bicycle race is at Its worst
in New York. It's a disease that the
town has each year like cold weather
and dirty streets and graft investiga
tions. It's like an incurable Inmate of
Matteawan, the state Insane asylum ;
there's no sense to. it
List Saturday night in an armory at
Sixty-eighth . street; and Broadway in
this fair city, which is comprised of 400
society satellites and 6,000,000 simpering
suckers, 32 men who have no better way
of making a living began riding around
a nine-lap board (rack on- bicycles. To
night they are still riding around the
track on bicycles. Tomorrow night they
will be riding around the track on bi
Heavy Fog Obscures View of Flag
man; at" Switch; Conductor
Strange and Fireman Mclvor
Are Jwo Most Seriously Hurt.
Four Southern Pacific freight
trainmen and a transient were in
jured, when a merchandise express
train ran into the .rear end of an '
extra freight train at Chemawa five
miles north"of Salem, at. 1:30 o'clock"
: The merchandise express No. 2320.
southbound, ran past a flagman In a
"blanket fog into extra No. 227 as it
was 'cutting ' out cars at - Chemawa .:
The Injured trainmen were all Porl
landers and members of the crew of
train NO. 2320, They are :
A. F. I Strange, conductor, leg crushed,
W. Ej Mclver, fireman, suffering from
shock and bruises. ,
V Slightly Injured:
It. L.I Parker, engineer, face scratched
and brnised, scalp wound.
W. B. Smith, brakeman, left shoulder
Injured. . r y .
In addition to the four trainmen.
Harry Conn, 19, of Newton, Iowa, who
was stealing a ride on the local freight,
suffered a crushed foot. At the Salem
hospital It was said none of the injured -is
in danger of death. - t .
TRACK 18 CLEARED -
' Description of the wreck received by
the local Southern Pacific offices this
mnrnlnir radi fla fnllAwa
"Southbound train No. 227 stopped
east of east switch at Chemawa to out
off. cars. Engine moved into house
track. Flagman had been sent back.
Merchandise express No. 2320, south
bound, ran past flag, In blanket fop.
demolishing seven cars of train No. 227."
The collision occurred on a long stretch
of straight track, but the fog was so
dense that even after the wrecking crews
arrived they had trouble in clearing up
the debris. .
When the engine of (he i merchandise
express hit the extra . freight it nlowtul
throhi-veTaI":cars and turned over.
Telegraphic communications with the
south were destroyed, as atl wJres wjere
knocked down by the scattering cars. '
The wreckage was cleared at noon.
All passenger trains were moving
around the wreck via the Gcer branch.
None was delayed more than two hours.
Strange, one of those Injured In the
wreck, resides at 2034 , East Salmon
street. : - - -
OLD WRECK RECALLED
The collision occurred practically et
the spot where the great Lake Lablah
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persons were killed and a score injured.
The loss due to the wreck, it .Is said,
will be approximately $80,000. The -engine
of the through freight and 11 cars
of the local train were demolished, and
fire, caused by the engine, destroyed
eight of 'the cars and contents. Two
cars of lumber and one of coal will be
According to members of the crew of
the through freight it was impossible to
see more than a few feet ahead of the
train and the first warning that another
train was ahead was gained through the
glimpse of red flare. At this warninc
"Engineer Parker threw on the air and
all of the men In the 'cab jumped with
the exception of Fireman Mclver, who
stayed in the cab and crawled out after
his engine had rolled down the steep em
bankment. INQUIRY ITT PROGRESS y
According to. A -T. Mercier, division
superintendent for the Southern Pacific,
who was on the ground early this morn-r
lng, a board of Inquiry will sit this aft
ernoon to determine the cause of the ac
cident and to fix the blame.
Fred A. Williams and IL IL Corey,
public service Commissioners, wer on
the scene within an hour after the craah,
studying conditions surrounding - the
accident. v , ' .
Ford Employes Get
Detroit. Mich.,. Nov. 24. W. P.) The
annual bonus shared in by employes of
the Ford Motor company will exceed
$7,000,000 this year, according to an an
nouncement by Edsel Ford, president of
Kace Is riabit
. , .
'em Go Round
cycles. And the night after thaUand so
on until next Saturday night at mid
night, at which time they are due to
arrive at the cashier's window and get
paid off for their week's work.
PAT M05ET TO SEE IT'
There's some sense to that There's
some sense to a man doing anything for
which he gets r Id without risk of
incarceration. The mystery about the
six-day bicycle race is why people who
don't have to be there to make a living
pay money to get in. -
Here's a. verbal picture of what the
suckers at the six-day bicycle races pay,
money to seer Sixteen men on bicycles
riding around ; and around on a nine
lap board track. . Sixteen other ' men
lying on mattresses In little curtained
booths alongside the track. Every once
in a while one of the men in the booth
gets up." pries himself painfully onto a
wheel and joins the weary procession
while his partner drops out of the race
temporarily and lies down In the booth
that his teammate has just vacated. The
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