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VOL. XX. NO. , 125.
EVENING, - AUGUST
1922. -TWENTY-TWO PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS
Of TRAINS AND RtW
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Bakers Can Give No Promise
That Their Product , Will Be
Sold Cheaper; Will Use Up
'Old Flour on fland First of All
Flour tumbled 40 cents a barrel this
week, but housewives art hereby given
fair warning that this does not mean 1
that bread will follow down the chute.
There are any number of reasons why
the master bakers couldn't think of
such a thins; at this time.
Maybe about October 1, if there
aren't any labor troubles, and sugar
Is down, and there's plenty of cotton
seed oil products at a reasonable price
a cent may be knocked off the price
"of a pound of bread but even that's
a little indefinite; First, anyhow, the
bakers intend to use up the old wheat
they have on hand.
HAS XO REPLY
The following: proposition was put
up to H. A, Latta, secretary of the
Master Bakers' association, this morn
"Several months ago when the price
of flour went up, the price of bread
Jumped from 9 to 10 cents, the bakers
saying that although they had flour
on hand at the old price they would
have to buy later at the new higher
price. Well, the price of flour has
now dropped to Jjelow what it was
before the rise, and in the months
while bread has been up the bakers
have bought practically no flour at
the- peak price. What: are the bakers
goingo do? They followed the flour
. market when the trend was upward.
Are they going to follow jit when the
'. trend is downward?"
"I have not heard a reduction dis
cussed and have no comment to make."
MAYBE SOME TIME "
! Then C. E. Foster of. the Haynes
Foster Baking company and" president
,. of the 'Master Bakers' association, was
called. ' and the same proposition was
put up to him. j
"We are using last year's wheat."
said Foster, "and moat of the bakers
: have this old wheat on hand to run
them until about October I. The new
prices quoted are for' (this year's
wheat. This new stuff iwould have
,4 to be sweated anyhow, and that would
take from, SKH'ta 60 days. Probably
after the old wheat is fun through
with, other thbiga ; tetnc ; they are
now, there may be aTeduotion of some
Foster was fearful however. The
men are- restless, the cotton crop looks
as though it might- be i short thus
malting cottonseed -oil highand the
price osugar is high and flighty.
BLOC CHARGE QUIZ
Washington, Aug. I. (I. K. S.) One
of the most sweeping investigations
ever proposed in the senate and in
volving practically the entire press of
the country, was asked -today by Sen
ator Gooding. Republican of Idaho,
chairman of 'the senate tariff "bloc"
as a result of charges that members
of the "bloc'" were financially inter-
ecsted in tariff rates upon which they
. had voted."
Gooding proposed a senatorial in
: vestigation of charges made by the
New York Herald and other newspa-
pers that , senators were financially
interested in the wool and sheep in
dustries, a 'probe of 'the financial in
terests of Frank A. Munsey. New York
publisher, the amount of Munsejr's in
come from .newspaper advertisements
paid by importing department stores.
the ownership of newspapers by een
ators ana tne amount , i revenue oe
rived" by newspapers from Importing
Fisher Hooks Ring
Lost 4 Years Ago
Waterwitch, N. J Aug. 8. Valen
tine Barnhard pulled up a fishing line,
and on it was a $600 diamond ring he
had lost four years ago.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
Oakland at Portland, 2:45 p.
Vernon at Seattle, 2 :45 p. m.
Sacramento at Sah Francisco, 2:45
Salt Lake at Ixs Angeles, 2:45 p. m.
At Philadelphia H. H. E.
St. Louis 010 801 008 T II 1
Pliilxfelnhia .... 00O 000 100 -1 7 8
Batteries Haines tad Ainamitk; Meal0"
R. R. E.
10 000 400 S 11 1
010 000 00 1 4 4
Oescheser. Me.Nmara and O'NeiU, &owdj.
At BmoHy4- R- BLS.
" Cinciiiaati . 90 000 000 4 0
f Biooklyn , 30 010 00 4 7 8
- Battariaa Riity. GaUespia and Winso;
Gnmea and Miller. '
At New York - - BL H. E.
Chicafo 000 00O 00O O 4 1
Nw Tork ' 000 OOS 20 - S IS 3
Batteries AldrKiar, Stuelaod and O Far
leJl; ehf and Smith.
U.' '- - " ' ' AMERICA??
.r At Detroit (fin nawl R. H. E
Boston . ....... 000 0 000 0 S 1
- Detroit 'uOO 00 1 7 0
Batterim Piereer, Pulierton aad Wtlfcets;
. IUetU and WOodall. .
At Chteaco , B. H. E.
Waalriacton ' 10 001 OO 3
Cbteaeo ; JttOf 000 OOO 0 4 1
S . Batter Hoendcc Picinich; Btamkm-
cup, Uedt and ScdaJk. Yaraam.
PhiUdelphla at St. Lauis, clear. S
i N'eir .. Tortt I t CSeveland.' jleat."
TClTHWEST Sririncrs greet Jame S -McCandlpss xf
Honolujlu" (Sufiiny Jim) , head ot. tKe "Masonic play
ground organizatn, on his airrvai in Portland for an official
visit The "pote isshovm lin upper picture. Below are,
(at right), iL L tTetu, illustrious potentate of Al Kader tern
ple,lPortland, and'Hugh JVL Caldwell (left), former mayor
of Seattle arid potentate of Nile' temple.
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SHRINERS GREET BALFOUR NOTE Hit
IMPERIAL PDTE BY U. S. TREASURY
Portland Shriners arepajriAg homage
today to James S. C'Sunny Jim")TMc-.
Candless. imperial ' potentate of the
Ancient Arabic Order, "Nobles -of;the
Mystic Shrine, who is on his, first tour
since being elected "to the highest of
fice in Shrinedom .at the, annual na
tional convention held in San Fran
cisco last June. Mrs. UcCandless.' is
accompanying her busbasd and many
social gatherings are,Tin.R8ore for them
for the next two months at least.
The- imperial ' pate' "and his wife
were escorted- into Portland on the
Shasta- Limited ' by. A." - I Tetii,. po
tentate! of- Al Kader temple, and Mrs.
TetWwho went to Salem to join tnem.
Mr.. Tetu presented MraC McCndles
with -a beautiful bouijuet of Pbrtiavnd
roews. ' 11 ' " ' ' '
Following the arrival at , the Union
(Conclued cm Pace. Six. Colnaia One) :
Sprpul tor Appoint
David Reed Senator
(Br Units Xm)
Harrisburg. Pa Ang. 8- Governor
Sproul, exercising' aia right ?of ap
pointing a United States senator from
Pennsylvania for the third, time within
a year, will appoint Iavid A Reed of
Pittsburg- to fill Uie Vacancy caused by
the death of Senator Crow, It was said
here Wednesday. Major. Reed is a com
paratively yoqng - lawyer, best known
to-the public as the fraxner of the pres
ent workmen's , compensation roods in
Pennsylvania,-;-.,. - t
. Washington,:? Aug. - sJ I. N S.)
There can never Jeva -generai cancella
tion "of international war debts on a
basis rot "equality among the nations
of the world bo far as the United States
is concerned. .
Thi.-flat,..annmancrnent came from
the treasury department - today tn the
shape of mn informal "reply to the -Balfour
note, -m-iwnJca-Ofeat Britain vir
tually recommends ' such a proceeding.
FBASCE. I5YOLTE. IX TERMS
' orrEBEfc isr balpocr oie
(Special Cable to The Jtmroat and the Chicago
- . .DeitsTSetojh - ;.'
London, f Aug. tl.---While Americans
wHl regard the "Balfour notsfchiefly
as -it affects the United States, it most
not be forgotten that it is aimed
eeecialUf at "theLFrepch? government
and British taxpayers. For some weeks
the.v Freicn sentjofflclalv newspapers
have been 'serving notice on England
.that; Inceiwoold;TSOtf pay- herrWar
debt unless she received; the German
reparations.- 5 - - " .---v,.-" V
. Lord Balfour's note reminds France
that her -debt "remains legally binding,
and St Is al, meant 'to ireassure, the.
British taxpayers who have been com
plaining that - the . government had no
sight to give away , their, money. :Th
Immediate, importance of the note lies
in the way in which it affects the forth
coming conference between Prime Min
ister JJoyd Genrge and Premier Poirt
re,'.H :- -'b--:::.rvtr""'-:4 -'H-'i-f
Jn poltUcal fircles It : s considered
ontme that the note'binds the. British
government "to Insist on full payment
by Francs, ho limiting Britain's ar-
gaining power. , ' . , i
VOTE COUNT I
Recheck of 135 Precincts Here
in Gubernatorial Contest
Scheduled for Portland Fri
day! Court Moves Here.
Salem. Aug. 3. The Republican gu
bernatorial recount will be resumed
in Portland at 9 o'clock Friday morn
ing, when the recheck- of the 135 dis
puted Multnomah county predincts will
Which announcement was forthcom
ing after several hours of backing and
filling; during which it appeared that
for the time being at least, one per
fectly good recount case had gone
The recount in Marion county was
completed Wednesday afternoon. Mult
nomah was next on the list. But it
developed that Judges Bingham and
Kelly, of the Marion county court had
no jurisdiction of the ballot boxes in
the custody of County Clerk Bever
idge of Multnomah.
SE5D FOB BALLOTS 1
Hence summons was prepared and
served on Beveridge ordering him
to produce the ballot boxes in Salem
Beveridge could see obvious objec
tions of moving the cumbersome boxes
to Salem, especially in view of the pos
sible necessity of having them in his
own possession in view of the pending
recount of certain legislative candidates
from Multnomah. Hence the question
was broached to District Attorney
Myers of arranging with the Marlon
county circuit court to remove its op
erations to Portland. "There followed
telephone conversations with Judge
Bingham and with counsel on both
sides of the case, with the understand
ing in certain quarters that the recount
would be resumed in Portland this
morning. The . attorneys were willing
to make the necessary stipulations.
Then Judge Bingham reminded coun
sel of the costs of the transfer ; some
one would have to stand for them.
EXPEX3E8 TO MEJET V
Announcing that the court was entirely-willing
to accommodate the at
torneys in whatever reasonable pro
cess of action they agreed upon. Judge
Bingham announced that the court
would move to Portland,- bnt only
when tee expenses ,jof the court . and
Ibi attaches had been guaranteed by
the contestant. 'Declining to ntiiiae
Multnomah county court officials for
the recount, i Judge Bingham said that
he would insist that the Marlon county
clerk, two bailiffs of the court and a
deputy county clerk be taken to Port
land and that he wonld decline to make
any move until the expenses of these
assistants had been guaranteed
While attorneys in the case were re
ported to have expressed a desire to
begin recounting the Multnomah
county ballots at 2 o'clock this after
noon. Judge Bingham said that this
would be impossible, but that if the
expenses of the court were guaran
teed in a reasonable time the court
would be ready to resume the recount
in Portland Friday morning at 9
Judge Bingham further declared that
the actual recounting of the ballots
would be the only part of the contest
proceedings held in Portland.
. "The court will not attempt to issue
a single mandate outside of Marion
county," he said, "and the first time
that the court's authority is questioned
or anyone balks at the course of pro
ceedings we will move right back to
This is the last day on which counsel
for Hall can file names of individuals
whom they allege to have wrongfully
voted at the primaries. Attorney A.
KL Peck stated this morning that the
rest of the day would be consumed In
preparing the list which will contain
some 300 names.
In the course of the recount in Ma
rion county Wednesday, Olcott
gained ' six votes and lost six, while
Hall gained one and lost six, a net
loss of five.
Out of the 4379 votes counted for
the two candidates involved, only 19
errors In the returns of the election
boards were discovered, although the
(Coochided on Pan Two, Column Two)
L C. Ci Hearings to
Be in Portland Soon
Washington. Aug. 3. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL,)
The interstate commerce commission
has set hearings at Portland. Or., in
the following cases for the dates
named, 'all to be heard by Examiner
A rones : Warren Construction company,
September 28 ; Portland Flouring Mills
company, two cases; September 29 ;
Bell Co September 30.
Coos Bay Line Mill
Eugene, Aug-. 3.U. P.) Fire of
undetermined origin this morning de
stroyed the Gibson-Pennington sawmill
on the Coos Bay branch railroad, about
25 miles from Eugene, causing a kss
estimated at 335,000. The plant, out
buildings and 10 cars of lumber on the
docks are a complete loss according
to telephonic communication from W.
J. Lichty of Eugene, who purchased the
mill about a month ago. The destroyed
structures are covered . by $12,000 in
surance. The mill had a dally capacity
of -.OO0 board feet.
Woman's Plan to
Swim Channel Fails
jw ni . - - . w
4r.Uove. England. Aug-. J--n. P-V
Miss Mercedes Gietxe was forced today
to give np her attempt to swim from
England to Prance, after-being in the
(LAN INQUIRY K I L L S SELF
Weli-Known Residents of Jack
son Cdunty Named in Charges
Brought by Grand Jury In
vestigating Alleged Outrages.
By Ralph Watson
Jeuraal Staff Correspondent.
Medford, Aag. 3. Seven indictments
were retsrned by the Jackson county
grand Jury which Investigated the
night rider ases bere. Six persons
are named at defendants ontside those
aff acted by certain John Doe warrants.
Three Indictments are under the riot
statnte," two for assault with a daa
gerons weapon and two for estortlon.
By Ralph Watsoa
Journal Staff Correspondent.
Medford, Aug. 3. Prominent Med
ford and Jackson county residents will
be indicted today, it ia expected, for
the Ku Klux KJan hanging outrages of
March last by the Jackson county
grand jury. All day Wednesday the
jury was working at the Jackson coun
ty courthouse in preparation of these
The jury convened in the morning,
and early during the forenoon session
called District Attorney Rawles Moore
into the jury room for consultations.
Shortly afterwards he and his ste
nographers closeted themselves with
the jury and the final preparations of
the indictments was commenced.
At noon an adjournment was taken
for luncheon and a little after 1 o'clock
the jury reassembled and returned to
During the middle of the afternoon
the jury took a recess, but he steady
click of the stenographer's machlnei in
the jury room told the story of her
labors, and of the reason for the inter
mission. - When the jury went .back
to work ! the task of completing the
formal charges was resumed but 6
o'clock found the task still unfinished
and an adjournment was taken; until
this morning at 9 o'clock. ' -'
j4k is common belief that-from five
to nine indictments will be voted hv the
jury-at -the present session 'and 'it Is
luriner eeuevea that still more indict
ments will follow in October.
During the week and a half of th
session more than 40 witness hiv
been examined by the jury. These
have given their stories relating to
the Hale, Johnson and the Burr hang
ing episodes of March last. Some have
testified regarding one, and some re
garding all three of the hanzintrs. Tim
clerical task of keeping t track of all
these witnesses and endorsing . their
names upon, the various indictments be
ing prepared is in itself auite a task
and is undoubtedly responsible for the
seeming delay in the return of the
ED'S LEAD LAID
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. J. (U. P.
Republican interference in the state
Democratic primary was believed to-,
day to have resulted in the renomina
tion of Senator James A.' Reed, publicly
repudiated by his party two years ago.
Incomplete returns indicated that
Reed's majority in Tuesday's nrimarr
would be between S0O0 and 4000 over
Breckenridge Long, former member of
President Wilson's administration.
.Reed had a lead of nearly 9000 today
but observers estimated the missing
precincts were in the Ozark mountain
regions and returns from there were
Republicans threw their support be
hind Reed as an Indorsement of his op
position xo former .president Wilson
and the League of Nations, Long forces
The messing precincts were admitted-
(Conceded on "pace Two, Colnma One)
At Washington Post
Washington. Aug. 8 . (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL)
Commissioner Chamberlain of the ship
ping board returned from bis Western
trip yesterday, after, conclusion of
hearings on the enforcement of section
28 of the Jones act He states that
members of the commission who heard
the testimony will collect the data and
submit a report for action by the full
bTrd, out final decision may be de
ferred for some time.
M tKSFIELD LOSES OUT
Washdngton. A up. 8. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.)
The nomination of John H. Guill of
Chico. Cal.. to the farm loan board, as
received by the senate today, signifies
that- George A. Mansfield of Oregon
has lost out. Mansfield's name was
presented to President Harding by
Bursum Pension Bill
Passed ; by Senate
Washington. Aug. J. -X. N. S-) The
Bursum pension bill, providing finan
cial relief for American veterans .of
the Spanish-American war. the Philip
pine : insurrection t and - the ' Chinese
Boxer rebellion, -was passed by.- the
senate' this - afternoon, v The average
pension was fixed at 128 a month. with
a total t ssuo.eoo tor the Erst year;
Walter Castor, Wanted in
'Holdup' Tragedy, Takes Life
of Detective and Sister-in-Law
When He Is Surrounded.
San Francisco, Aug. t. (U. P.)
Walter Caetor, wanted to connection
with the murder of Mn. Anna Wilkena.
shot and killed Thomas Bailey, detective.-,
and wounded Ernest Gable, de
tective, and MrsL Robert Castor, his
brother's wife, and then committed sui
cide here today. i
Mrs. Robert Castor died from her
wounds soon after she Was shot.
She had been required by officers to
go with them to the pastor home,1
where the shooting took place.
Detectives received information that
Walter Castor, long sought and whom
his brother. Arthur, claimed shot and
killed Mrs. .'Wllkens in an allegedly
framed" holdup on. Nineteenth avenue,
San Francisco, May 30. was at his
Officers went to the house to arrest
Castor. - When he saw that he was
surrounded, according to first reports
of the affair, he opened . fire, killing
Detective Bailey. He next wounded
Detective Grable, shooting him through
Officers began closing in, when Cas
tor suddenly turned the gun on Mrs.
He then fired c shot into his own
head, dying a few minutes later.
It developed this afternoon following
an examination of the bodies of the
dead that Walter Caster had used a
38 calibre revolver in the shooting, the
same calibre gun as , was used in the
murotr or .Mrs. wilKlns. Two guns
were found on his body. The cartridge
belt held SO rounds of ammunition.
His mother who was in the house
at the time, rushed in and fell pros
trate as she saw the havoc her son bad
Detective Gable was taken to the
.emergency hospital, where shortly be
fore noon no nope for his recovery was
The Wilkens murder case, in which
Castor was a leading; figure, was one
of the weirdest crimes in San Fran
cisco historybeing. considered a par
alle! to the Carl , Wanderer case tn Chi
Henry wilkens la alleged to have
hired , Arthur and Walter Castor to
kill his, wjfe In a "fake" holdup. Mrs.
Wilkens was killed on the night of
Memorial day when the Wilkens au
tomobile was stopped by supposed
highwaymen. - i
Arthur Castor and "Wilkens now are
in Jail here charged with complicity
in the murder. Arthur claimed his
brother. Walter, actually did the
FILED ON STRIKERS
Contempt of court is" charged against
20 striking railroad employes in a com
pfalnt filed this morning in the federal
court by C. E. Cochran, attorney for
the O-W. R. N. company.
Violation of the restraining prder
issued "July 25 by Federal Judge C E.
Wolverton is alleged. The strikers are
charged with maintaining a picket line
of about 50 men and women at Knott
and Delay streets, near the Albina
shops, every day, and with forcing- the
strikebreakers to "run the gauntlet"
and eubmit themselves to vile and
abusive language. The women are said
to have ' used the most abusive lan
guage, but none of them was cited.
Judge Wolverton heard Cochran's
plea this morning and gave the 20 men
until Monday morning at 10 o'clock to
show cause why they should not be
held in contempt of court. The com
plaint was sworn to by C. E. Peck,
superintendent of tho motive power di
vision. , Defendants to the order are among
those named in the restraining order
issued July 25, on which final hearing
has been set for September 18.
The defendants are: John Govorko,
Pete Mikaljevich, Conrad Brill, George
Gage. Martin Chutuk, Emit Gesha,
Thomas Barnum, William A. Dawson,
Stoe-an Vestica, James Getty. Nlch
Elchner, Robert Greene, Henry Melchert
J. Habermann. Steve Laue. George
Schwarmann, Roy E. Baker, Nick Cas-
trlrano, Mike Duvertx, Chris Borgan.
C. A. Galison, O-W. R. N. shop
employe, living on the steamer Potter,
was assailed and - beaten by two men
at Mississippi avenue, and Knott street
early today as he was returning to bis
quarters from the shops.
Six, men were standing, at the inter
section and blocked his way. They
demanded where he was working. Gali
son declared, and when he refused to
answer, two, of the men chased him
into the street and kicked him. Gali
son soon found a policeman, but when
he returned his assailants were gone.
Marines Make Quick
Job of Ousting Oil
Drilldrs From Dome
r Casper. Wyo, Aus;- " .r-tT. ,P.
Drillers of the Mutual Oil company
packed their tools and vacated the Tea
pot Dome naval oil reserve today, fol
lowing the arrival of a detachment of
four United States marines command
ed by Captain George Shulter. -
Indications are that no further, ef-d
forts -will: be made by the workers totp
enter the reserve, following- the order
of the federal government for them to
vacate. ' .---, -
.After tha workers left the field the i
detachment of marines returned to Css-1
per. - v . - . ' ' . "
Newport. Or., Aug. S. Wallace Le
branche?. died at 7 o'clock this morn
ing from injuries suffered in an au
tomobile wreck last night. Lcbranche,
M. L. Elklns and John Chafer left
Valsets yesterday morning for New
port. Shafer, driving, got off a grade
two miles from Kddyville.
The car rolled down the bank, turn
ing over several times and the gaso
line, tank exploded. Lebranche, pinned
under - the 'car, managed to release
himself, bat not until he was fatally
burned. Elklns . escaped with - slight
bruises: . '
'Shafer has not been found. Grave
fears are expressed that he was burned
to death. "
Harold Anderson, a local automo
bile man, returning from Albany Taat
evening, saw the machine on fire,
stopped and picked up Lebranche and
Iklns 'and brought them to Newport.
Searching parties are trying to locate
TO DE SWEEPING
Washington. Aug. S. (U. P.) The
sweeping scope of, the gasoline price In
vestigation by the special senate com
mittee Was revealed today by Senator
McNary, Oregon, as he - announced
hearings woutd.be started Monday.
Five phases of the present situation.
In which the country has a record
breaking reserve of gasoline with sky
high prices, will be investigated.
According to McNary these. are;
1 Whether there exists- unfair com
petition or monopoly n the industry
2 Whether the fluctuations in ex
ports and Imports have had a material
effect on domestic prices.
3 Whether increased transportation
costs, lucluding installation of new pipe
lines, have caused the recent sky
rocketing." . 4 What is the present rate of con
sumption, which producers claim has
increased enormously during the past
few weeks. .
6 Whether the portage' of coal, due
to The nationwide mine strike has, by
Creating new demands for fuel oil. had
any effect In the price boosting.
OEJEHA1 GASOI.IXE CTTT OJT
PACIFIC COAST VJStXm,t
Any general reduction of the price
of gasoline on -thai Pacific coast 1 net
expected. J. E.Balsley. sales manager
of the local branch of the Standard
OH company, said. i t
.3i?flMM reduction 9fBpio' ii East
ern Oregon and Washington is un
doubtedly due to the recent reduc
tion in the mid-Western field." he
said. "Favorable freight rates may
make it possible to ship the gasoline
there. That, however, is out of the
field of the Standard Oil company of
California, which operates in the west.
era parts of Oregon, Washington and
vauiornxa. no information has been
received ;by me;f any intended reduc
PRICK Ct7T I CENTS
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. t. (U. - P.)
Reduction of 2 cents a gallon , in the
price of r gasoline was announced here
today by the Gulf Refining and At
lantic Refining companies. The new
price is 27 cents.
MORE CUTS MADE
Washington. Aug. S. (U. P.) A cut
of 2 cents a gallon in gasoline rylces
was announced by wholesale dealers
Charleston, W. Va.. Aug. 8. U. P.
The Standard Oil company today an
nounced a reduction of 2 cents a gal
lon on gasoline.
Columbus. Ohio. A us. a. trf. t
Oil companies announced a- 1-oent re-
aucuen in? thet price of gasoline here
Two Ranchers Are
Power Line Victims
Takima. Wash.. Aug 8 Walter
Spokley was electrocuted by moving a
hay derrick at his father's ranch n..t.
Outlook yesterday Jnto contact with a
mgn power line or the Pacific Power
r u company crossinc- the W
Mis was the second death In that vi
cinity In 18 hours from the same cause.
The other victim was Lee Kend ricks
oi aunnysiae. -
Two May Die cs Result of Cok
Jision 1 at Crossing in it Kent,
Wash.; Driver v Fails in' At-
tempt to Outrun Locomotive. :
Seattle, Aug. ii-i tJ P.) Ten persons.
Including women and children,: were In
jured, one man probably fatally, when
an automobile stage "was totally JdeT
molished on the- station crossing at
Kent by Seattle-bound Northern Pa- . 1
cific train 'No. 414 this moraine. All
i the lnjured,including the driver of the .
stage, were rushed to the hospital at .
TWO MAT DIE ... J- . ' ; U v
The injured are: , '
Li. Hullum. 50, Auburn, contusions id .
left ear, left Ibow-1 and both- ankles, ,C
and concussion of the -brain-; may die.
John Schinn. Kent,' contusions : and 'a
Internal injuries ; -may die. ' ! ' -- -
Mrs. Ed Ciarde, 25; Auburn, eontus- . .
Ions to left ear and hip. " ;v . :
EX, K. Johnson. 58,. St. Paul, bruises -anj
contusions. . V . - . .
Mrs. K, iK. Johnson, 61, St, Paul, .
bruises and contusions. .. ;..;
E. G. "Jennjr, 60fj Seattle, ' left side . ;
bruised.--: - ' .vv f'. ' ;
John Steele, Seattle, contusions to
left ear, head and left ieg.
Mrs.- Sandberg. Auburn, minor In
juries. - ' . '- '. - ..'
E. F. Tucker, Seattle, minor injuries.
Unidentified wMnan, minor Injuries. '
News of the tragedy was brought to V
Seattle by i Bob Hesketh Jr., son of
Robert B. Hesketh; Seattle councilman.- is
who: was a passenger on the train and
an eye witness to the crash, v ; ; '
LOSES RACE ZHiiB V:;
The stage apparently . tried 'to '. beat V
-the train to the crossing, Hesketh said, v
with . the i result that i it was caugh t :
broadside by the looomottve and hurl
ed a'dlstanee of about 75 feet, landing'
In av heap of tangled' wreckage, i .
Screams of wounded passengers could
be heard above- the roar of the train. ; ':
It wan said. ' ''. -- ; :-. s:"- ;:.:;::
Scores of people rushed to the wreck- '
ed bus and' helped to extricate the in- -ured
victims One man. unconscious . 5f
and bleeding from a dozen cuts and .
injuries,-was feared to be dying.,,;- -
The evident occurrea: near ,the depot
at 1:60 lu m. as the train-was slacP:iTiir
speed for the stop. The engineer said " '
he could not avoid the crash.1 although -he
threw the emergency stop lever. 1
' Formal answer , was f tied in the ctr
cutt court hta morning by the Chris
tian Science churches -of the city In .
reply to the action: brought by the
heirs of the late . El -Henry t Wemme .
for recovery - of property said to be
worth $150,000 which was rawarded by ,
Wemme to the church for establishment
of a refuge home for erring' girls. - -.
One of the grounds of. the heirs' cons- '
plaint was that the churches had sold -and
abandoned the White Shield home,
which was provided s for in Wemmfe's,
will, thereby nullifying Wmm'i .t. t
pressed wish and by that action; In vali- '
dating the bequest. ' ' .,. - -' -
In answer to-, this allegation, the i
churches aver that after the homehad
been constructed and operatedt for a -few
months it was found that it. could
no longer be conducted In accordance
with- the state's regulations without .
violation of their religious - faith and
practices, v Subsequently. the answer
points out, the. home was soW to the
Salvation Army in January. 1S20.
With "the proceeds of the sal the :
churches' have purchased -a tract of ;
18 acres on ' the banks of : the .Wi!
lamett river adjacent; to Portland and
intend to use the f ud given them nyi
Wemme's wilt as a charitable fund
with which to carry out-the general'
charitable- purposes of Mr. . Wemme,
the anewer continues.:: -V-: : ,;
The churches deny the -cherge In the
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