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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 7, 1920)
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OFFICIAL VAVMl OF
Fourteenth Year No. 4017
.KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, .TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 120
Wlilln thorn In comparatively con-
elusive uvlilunro llinl tnoru pornnnn
purlihnd In tlui Houston liolol tiro
yesterday morning, Deputy Coroner
0. C, McCoppon Iiiih boon nlilo to ponl
tlvoly Identify thn members of only
ii I no bodies. Thoso urn now In thn
rounty morgue, and to aid In thn
work of Identification they huvo boon
numbered from nnn to nlnti,
No, 1 apparently In tho nimalni of
n female, although tlioru It not much
ovldonco to Justify thl stutemnnt.
Thn unfortunnto woman wa about
111 year of ago, Ni'iir theo remains
word round a pair or imnll foiditiic
nclssori, ono plain gold ring with a
hntirt and tar design, onn ring with
tiffany sotting, from which tho ilonu
In missing; n nlgnot ring with Initials
which I'unnot bo dotectod, two other
rliiKH In a mollim condition, onn
fttxhnt needle, an liioipcnslvn tin
pin, and n motal mounting, arldantly
part of a purse. It I hollomd thut
thoso bone aro thn remain of tho
girl known a Minn draco Hall, who
camo from Portland last Thursday.
Acrordlnic to several nrcoptahlo
stories, iho kid stalml that she wan
married, and that hor real natuo wi
Mr. Dolly 1'arker. Her huiband, to
ho Mated, waa In Portland. Domcst
Ic trouble, no thn report nays, caused
hor to Icavn her huibnnd, and to
roiiio hero to wek work. She U dc
Rcrlbcd a having been about fire
feet and nix Inchoi In, height, blue
eyo, dark brown hair, iilreiy, com
ptoxloned, and of stocky build. He
port Mnto further that aba had linen
working an a waitress In Medrord,
and that her father, a Mr. Hall, (a
ItlaU unknown, la a resldanl if 'PorU
land. An-unctnnnrt aunt" am aald
to rcsldn In Ahland. No' wedding
ring wan found with thn remain,
which might Indicate that alio
linmurrled, or estranged, n alio
No, : ha boon Identified by Etmnr
Ayars, of thin city, a tho remnlnn of
MU Marguorlto llanloy, aged 43,
who had been working nt tho hotel
n a chambermaid. Mr., Aynrs wn
nfflnncnd to Minn llunlny, nnd wa
familiar with Hut juwulry found with
tho remain. A brother. Jnme Han
ley, of Placorvllln, California, and
temporarily In Kidney, California,
ha been communicated with by wlro.
Another brothur, John llanloy, and
a alitor, whoso married nuino wa
not learned, aUo llvo In Placorvlllo.
Jamo llanloy will prboably arrive
hero noon to attend to bunlncwi con
nected with thn dlipoial or Ml llan
loy' nutate. It I undomtood that
ho own real entato hero and In
other place, In addition to having a
tidy h ii in of money In u local bank.'
No. 3, roprcHimted by nothing mora
than tho trunk and skull, 1 tho ro
nuiln of n nulla. Tho tuoth are reg
ular. No urtlcles were found near
No. 4 evidently I tho body of a
) man about 40 your otd. Tho leg
uro miming. A niiiull Htag-handtud
knlfo with three blade, n Hinall
whoUtono, nnd what appear to have
boon u HUnpenHory worn found with
tho hone, Thn tenth offer thn bot
opportunity for Identification, ,
lloth bottom front molar nro
inlsMlnK, and alo tho front upper
molar. Thin body I Hitppoiod to bo
that of Clydo Pollock who'll miming.
No, C Is tho body of a man. un
doubtedly that of C. D. Harmon, who
operutod a peanut atund hero. This
.Identification waa mado posnlblo by a
key ring with the name "C. D. Har
mon" ihowlng plainly on It, A stag,
handlod knife, with two blade, and
a amall amount of molten sllvor coin
wero found near this body.
No. 0 Is a male. There were no
article found nearIf that will assist
In tho Identification, and tho remain
aro so badly burned, and thero are
o many members mlulng, that
dcflnlto Identification may bo im
possible. No. 7 Is a male about flvo feet and
..eight, inches in height, and about 30
years old, The loft side ot the trunk
and the left arm are missing. The
teeth apparently are correct, with no
gold replacements. Thore wero no
artlcUs toaua sear this body.
(XmO.NKIt'H inquiry TO
III HELD TOMORROW
A coroner' Investigation of
thn Houston hotel trugody will
bo held tomorrow nftornnon,
deputy coroner McCoppun tn(
nd today, at which tlmo full In
iiulry will bn mnilu Into nit, dn
talln Hint may sorvu to establish
tho emmen of thn flru nnd throw'
morn HkIH upon thn death Hat
and Identity of tho victim-,.
Fntm nil mi urn- thn following
Incomplete lint of niliutlnic pnnona,
who may Imvo prrinlwtl In Iho flro
Mm. Dolly Parker.
Clyilo Pollock, rinpto)m of the
Lakt-nliln l.umlH-r ritnipoii)'.
Frank WIlM.n of Klnmalli FalN.
CliarleK Hliailrlrli, nun A7f ew
plo)il by Oakar llubcr, hl)livuy
iimtrmlor, Illn non, Hurry, m
riirfl. AiioIImt son, l.liidley, I
In Horriiiiienlo, !al, A bnrtlwr
llvrn In Portlnnd anil n IUr at
Itrdnntlo Uracil, Cal,
Holt llawwui, conic lirrn from
Portland, mro IWs Mil artificial
Irjr.. Ilk nUtrr, Mr. King, llvrs
If pmon know of any further
It will fnrllluto niattnrH If II)'
will report to tho Herald office,
coroarr, poller, pootTmutor 'or
RED CROSS READY
TO SUCCOR NEEDY
All person whom belonging were
destroyed by tho flro can secure
clothing and financial assistance by
applying to Hod Cross headquarters
n tho chamber of commerce building.
Person who have clothing or
houiohold furnishings tlist thTy"wh'
to ilonato to the flrn stiffurors art
requested to notify tho Ited Cross
secretary and a list of the articles
they wish to glvo will be taken and
called for ns needed.
Articles should not bn brought to
headquarter until called for. Par
son unabln to find lodglngsnhould
apply to the temporary roomlnghouso
conducted by the fled Cros In tho
new rourthouso building on Main
REED WINS HARD
BATTLE WITH RITCHIE
Wild lllll Heed, ot Kan PrancUco,
knocked out Karl llltchlo, of thl
city, In tho last round of their ten
round battlo here last night. llltchle
kept after hi man from tho. gong,
but lined' straight loft and infight
ing punished him severely. Ultchlo
wa slightly outfought, but was not
outgamed, and thn fight wn either
man' up to tho finish. Thero wa a
big crowd In attendance.
Thn preliminaries wero full of ac
tion, and worn mighty funny, bu
cleverness mid othor evldenco of
ability wero lacking. '
No. 8 undoubtedly Is tho body ot
Mr. C. lllldorlmck. Investigation
shows that tho deceased was ub.out
4S yearn of ago, nnd ot good' uulld.
Tho skull and other members uro
missing. A plain gold ring and buv
oral amall colim wero found' near
theso rem n Ins.'
No, 9, represented by nothlngVmoro
than tho hips ot a girl about 19 year
oTd, evidently aro tho remains ot Miss
Leona lllldorlmck, who occupied a
room with hor mother.
Mr. Illldorback and two sons occu
pied another room on tho floor be-
fnoath the room occupied by Mrs. 1111-
derback and her daughter, and escap
ed uninjured. Mr. Dllderbaok said
that his wife bad $200 in cash, and a
revolver under her pillow, but they
were not recovered.
Doptty Coroner C. C. McCoppea
stated that he would conduct a cor
oner's Investigation tomorrow after
noon. Meanwhile tho bones ot the unfor
tunates aro in the morgue In a tem
porary state of preservation. Their
burned condition preclude preserva
tion treatment, and they will be
burled as soon as it becomes evident
that Identification Is Impossible, or
as soou as definite instruction from
Declaration that a housing omerg
onvy existed In Klamath Falls was
contained In a telegram forwarded
(lovnrnor Olcott today by Mayor I. It.
Btrublo and Dr. A. A. Soule, city
health officer, with a request that an
Investigator bo ont hero.
Dr. Houlo stated that this Is the
opening gun of a battlo to get rid of
thn flrelrap rooming house and se
en ro "safo unci decent" lodging. lie
said that many ot tho city's hotels
and lodging house aro 'no better
than wa tho Houston hotel and now
I tho psychological tlmo to attack
thorn whlUi thn Houston hotel trag
edy I fresh In the public mind.
A conflict of authority arnso at tho
scene of the flro yesterday when Vr.'
Houln ordered tho work of removing
bodies to begin. Ho said Chief ot
Police Wilson ordered him to desist
and leave tho flrn lono. Tho health
officer wa backed by County Judge
llunnoll, acting coroner In tho ab
sonco of C6roner Whltlock and Jus
llco of tho Peacu Chapman, ho Raid,
and went ahead with tho work of fe
moral. To havo loft tho bodies, he
asserted, would have been a menace
to the health oftho city.
Dr. Houlo ha prepared an an
nouncement ot the legal authority
for hi action which wilt bo published
. Ts- :. ' -: -,-',
From Mrs. Qoldle Houston, Harry
Jone and other Information for a
rovlsc of tho list of occupanta ot
rooms and apartment in Iho Hotel
Houston ha been secured. Person
who are listed hern a unknown or
missing will greatly aid tho work of
establishing an accurato death list If
they will call tho Herald offlro by
phone, or come In and' give thejr
names nnd robin numbers, or give the
information to tho coroner, police or
othor proper authorities.
Apartnwnt No. 1. Mr. Tony
Capltuso and baby; escaped, woman
Room 2. Tom Linsey.
Room 3. Frank Wilson.
Iloom 4. Jack Hughe. '
Room li. Mr R. K. Chapman ot
Chlco, Cal. ,
Room 6.--Cliff O'llrlon.
Room 7. Mike Connelly.
, Room 8. Unknown.
Room 9. Shadrlck and Sandors.
Room 10. Thomas Ilutts, Port
Iloom 11. Clnrfleld.
Iloom 12. Roomur out.
Room 14. II, K. Miller and Jack
in, Alva Heals,, badly
10. Murtln D. Scbulor.
17. Charlo D. Harmon,
-Clyde Pollock, missing.
Win. Morso, Injured.
Room 2G, Rhndrlck, dead; father
ot roomer In No. 9.
Room 28. J, K. Pondor, badly
Room 29. MIsb Margarot Hanley,
Roon 30. Alfred Kinablo.
' Room 32. Tom Poppas.
Room 34. 19-year-old girl from
Medford, dead; supposed to be Mrs'.
Dolly Parker of Portland, registered
as Miss Florence Parker.
Room 36. Wm. R. Scott, Injured,
Room 36, Harry McCharles, In
jured. Room 87. Tony Soma, out at the
time ot fire,
. Room 38. D. Bogland, Injured.
Room 40. Mrs. D. Bllderback
and daughter, Leonn, of Ashland,
Room 41. N, J. Flemmlng.
ftaom 41 M. J. Welch.
'Room 80. Thomas Higgles, back
hurt,c I'eg'bedly-cut, ia'hoapltal.
The latest English
oontalB 500,000 'words.
Death camo suddenly last night to
II. II. Kdmonils, aged (13, manager of
tho Saddla Mountain Lumber com
pany, a llfctlmo mill operator, who
expired sitting In his car on Main
street In front of tbo McDonald pool
Mr. Kdmonds with hi son, If. M.
Kdmonds, had attended tho boxing
contest and tho elder man left tho
lavillon talking and Joking with
friend. Ill son drove to the pool
room and both men went In to. try
and find a sawyer to take out to the
camp. Tbo younger man missed his
father after he got Insldo and con
cluded he had gone back to the car.
'After remaining not over five min
ute, tbo son went out and found the
elder man wa dead.
Ho wu summoned by his brother
In-law who noMced that Mr. Edmonds
sat very still on tho back seat, but
thought he wa asleep.
H. II. Edmonds was a man of wide
experience In aawmll! operation. He
came to Klamath Fall about seven
years ago and built tho Algoma Lum
ber company's mill at Algoma. Be-
fforo that he built and operated a mill
for the company at Pokegama, and
prior to that wa employed in the
lumber Industry in Siskiyou county,
Cal. Ho camo to Siskiyou county
from Cadillac, Michigan In 1899.
In Michigan be grew up In lumber
manufacturing, following tbo indus
try for his entire lifetime and knew
the business from start to finish. He
was deeply Interested In the develop
ment of. the Saddlo Mountain enter
prise and bent 'every energy toward
the development of the enterprlae.
.II was a man of sterling character
dates In every enterprise In which he
engaged to the fullest extent. All ot
hi friend loved and trusted blm aa
only the best ot men aro trusted, and
bo repaid them with unswerving-loy
alty nnd friendship.
Resides the widow and son, who
reside horo, he leaves a niece, Mrs.
A. M. Miller ot Chlco, Cal. The
funeral will probably take placo at
Yroka, Thursday, his son said today,
His first wlfo is buried there.
Tbo decedent was a member of the
Masonic fraternity, belonging to the
Illuo lodge at Cadillac, Mich., and
tho Knights Templar commandery at
Yreka, Cal. He was also a member
of the local B. P. O. E. lodge.
Tho public school reopened this
morning with u total attendance In
tho four grado school of 652. Ot
thl total 211 aro registered at the
Illvorsldo school, 285 nt tho Central
school, 60 In the Pelican Day school,
and 96 at the Mills Addition school.
With one exception all ot tho
toachors are on duty, thl oxceptlon
bolng Mrs. J. M. Etoll, who has been
compelled to remain nt home because
ot sickness In her family. She Is
expected to assumo her duties next
Superintendent J. P. Wells Btated
that he believed that yesterday's dis
astrous flro exercised some Influence
on, the attendance, and that a tew
days will, witness a very satisfactory
Robert Qoets, principal ot the high
school, had not, at 2 o'clock- this aft
ernoon, checked up the attendance
of his pupils, but he seems to be gra
tified' with the attendance outlook,
and expects to see Quite a number
more enroll within a few days. At
the same time, Mr. Ooetr wishes to
remind parents aad pupils that late
eatrlea are derogatory to the success
of the school aa well aa to tha pupils,
aad urges all prospective students to
enroir aa soon aa possible.
Th Saerast, Heart aaadamy also-
HTATK FIM-: MAIlfllf Ali
SALEM, Ore., Sept. 1. Thn
state flro marshal's offlco will
Immediately investigate tM
Klamath Fall flro to Mwrtjt
If tho hotel building was ado-
quutoly provided with flro en-
capes, It was announced today.
yy.WH OF KLAMATH FIRE
HAH TRAVELLED FAR
Portland headquarters ot tho
Associated Press today informed
tho Herald that they were re-
colvlng countless Inquiries from
practically every state In the
union from peoplo who have
relatives In Klamath Falls, In-
quiring If they were safe.
All of tho Injured In Bfonday'a Are
are Improving and were able to see
visitors at the Warren Hunt hospital
today. They talked freely ot their
narrow escapes. More than a dozen
people reported at tho hospital this
morning for treatment for face and
Following is a list of the Injured,
whose hurts were most serious and
who are In the hespital:
Harry McCharles, temporarily
here from Yreka, California, occupy
Ing room 36 on third floor, wai
awakened by the 'heat and, Jumping
up, ran out Into the hall where he
was , met with a seething mass of,
flsne. He dashed back Into his
rarm. rahhAi1, m tbalr maih.Ml wttt.
V,1ssjsM i j piorcht and; wrtafly
onto a sign, expecting to jump rrom
there' to the street, was hampered by
having the sign break and fall with
him' to the pavement. No hones were
broken but McCharles Is badly 'burn
ed and bruised. He Is a patient at
the Warren Hunt hospital."
William Morse, Klamath Falls, has
been employed as a plumber with
Starr Bros., and John Shannon dur
ing his residence here. He occupied
room 23, and Is bruised and burned.
Thomas Hlgglns, room 60, on first
floor, believes himself to have been
the last man out of tho burning
building. He did not awaken until
tho hall outside his room was bias
ing, as well as the walk outsldo his
room. Hlgglns didn't even wait, he
said, to break the window with a
chair, but dove through head first.
Lighting on his hands and knees he
crawled through flames to safety.
Mr. Hlgglns said, when visited In
the hospital this morning, that he
thought every movement was his
last, he was so faint with pain from
his cuts and burns, and that that
was tile longest crawl he ever hoped
to take.' Whon ho was finally reach
ed he was a mass ot blood from three
or tour cuts on his legs from tho
window, and his hands and feet were
badly burned. Duo to his having
kept his face closo down to tho
ground ho Is not burned thero.
Mary Caplluso and baby, threo or
four day old, nro not seriously In
jured. In fact the baby Is not hurt
nt all thanks to Its father having
caught It .when the mother throw the
Infant .from tho third story. A log
ger reports having caught tho moth
er when she Jumped. Out Mrs. Cap-
Illuso In her excited, condition retains
tho Impression that several men
were standing around, and that none
lot them caught her. She. has no In
jury other than a wrenched leg and
Isevoral sore snots.
D. Boyland, room 38, 60 years old,
Is In the hospital with bad .burns
from having Jumped from his room
on the third floor and forced to run
through flames to get to the porch.
His ears, neck and face are badly
opened for the fall term this morn-
liia-. The children and many of
tholr parents attended church at
8:80 this morning to invoke a bless
ing o& the year' work;. After church
all repaired to the school where the
pupils were assigned to classes. The
register showed 125 names, an un-
usually large registration. ,,
The central labor council held Its
annual labor day celebration yester
day and, despite tho gloom cast over
the entire community by the Houston
fire of tho early morning, tbo parade
and sports were uniformly succes
ful. Immediately upon the arrival of
tho special train from Weed, bear
ing the Tlmberworkers' Union and
their band, tho procession formed
and wended Its way along Main to
Third streets, countermarching on
Main to Seventh, thence along Klam
ath avenue back to Second, on which
street the parade moved to the block
In which were the still. burning ruins
ot the buildings destroyed by the'
flro. There, amidst the ruins, the
Reverend C. F. Trimble goffered a
brlot and feeling prayer for tho un
fortunate victims of the blaze, whoso
charred bodies were plainly visible
to the panders.
Mr. Trimble's prayer was eloquent
la Its simplicity aod.'aa the thous
and or more spectators stood with
bared heads, tears were seen on the
faces of many. The Weed band then
played "Nearer My God to Thee."
many JolnlBg their eieet la the cho
rus of' the sail' hnsl'
The .parade tbia resumed Its for-
matte and proceeded t the .eeurt
house quare, where at bom. the
hand Blared tbe':Mt!oBBl faatkem.
tle,adlaeejrtaBdbg.W. 8. Conk
UatT. preside jot the Ceatrat Labor
CewaeU. (tttad aa'chatrataa 1 the
"'. vtte-yi j- '
Tha flrstjSpeaher was Mayor I:,.
atraMe. wWatated'Uati.he had aet
posted he calMjtsfiasf bat graa-
Ifr WiTDf, wvkdriBblV4SI
ganlsatlon had prbved'"ii'srVaI9T''rn
many fields of endearor. The,. Tem
ple of Solomon In Jersusalem was, a
landmark to organised tabor. Stones
were hewed and laid without clink
of tool, and the result stood tor all,
time. Passing along to present days
Mr. Struble stated that the progress
ot the world was due to organisation.
Stephen Baralis. ot Weed, Califor
nia, made aa address la the Itallaa
language. He emphasised the neces
sity for standing firmly, in order to
retain present and secure future htt
ferments 1b the laborers' lot.
Mr. Baralis was followed by Wil
liam Kay, secretary of the labor
council, who said In part: "I have
no outdoor speaking veice: I have no
gifts ot oratory; but I have a mes
sage for you. You who parades!
were led to the scene of last night's
fire. You viewed what waa left ot
tho shack buildings which for so
long have persisted la open and no
torious violation ot tho laws of
safety and ot decency. Any one of
those seated here today might have
been burned to deafh, as wore those
poor souls who perished miserably.
That It was not any ono of my hear
ers who perished is duo simply to the
luck ot circumstances, which enabled
you to secure more acceptable places
to sleep In. For years those death
traps have existed and you who dally
passed them, must have observed thi
dangling knotted ropes pendant from
tho upper story ot the hotel now a
mass ot smoking ruins. Those ropes
were absolutely the only provision
made for escape from the Are which
everyone knew to be Inevitable.
Who burned to death in this calam
ity? Not business men, pot doctors
or lawyers, not any ot the mora for
tunately situated of our cltttens;
none of these, but working men and
women were destroyed by fire. That
such a thing could come to pass lies
upon the lap ot each and every one
of you, who by your, alienee aad la
activity, permitted those elected by
you to neglect crtialaally tha diUaa
you Imposed upon them. How auich
longer is this conditio to exist?
The answer lies wlih you and you
cannot It you woulcj evade the re
sponsibility.' The Rev C. F. Trimble wu the
orator 'of the day. la' introducing
Mr. Trimble, President w, S. Coak
llng ot the labor council. said: "Dur
ing my coaaectloa "wHli orgaalied
labor, I have had'epipfer obllga-
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