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Fourteenth Year No. 4025
KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1920
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NEW YORK, Sept. 16. A mysterious explosion oc
curred ait noon today in Wall street, killing more than a
score of persons and injuring hundreds.
While the police toiled seeking for dead and injured in
the ruins trained investigators tried vainly to determine
whether the explosion occurred from a bomb dropped in
front of the J. P. Morgan & Company office or whether an
automobile dashing into awagon lbaded with explosives
caused the disaster. '?
, MJItNM WARNED INTENDED L'THAGK
Chief Police Inspector Lahey reported late this after
noon he had found evidence to justify the conclusion that
the explosion was caused by a huge bomb loaded with trin
itrnloul, reinforced with iron slugs fashioned from wire
Warnings that radicals planned a renewal of bombing
outrages were sent recently to all eastern clients of the
William J. Hums detective agency. Bums said today he
was convinced the explosion was a premeditated attack
and not accidental.
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The unofficial estimate of dead is 30,-andj00 injured
No prominent f inanciers'ure among the dea'cil The stock
exchange will reopen tomorrow.
Frank Francisco, investigator for the department of
justice declared his opinion that it was not a bomb but a
collision that was responsible.
The DuPont Powder company reported they had no
wagons in the vicinity.
IT. K. INFANTRY IN CHARGE
Two hundred infantrymen will patrol the financial dis
trict with fixed bayonets day and night and allow no one
to approach government property.
Tlie damage to the Morgan building is estimated at
$500,000 and to hundreds of others it is more. The Mor
gan building appeared a shambles and part of the front of
the sub-treasury building across the street was torn away.
All the windows in the financial district were smashed.
HTOCK EXCHANGE IH CMMED
Tho stock exchange closed two minutes after the ex
plosion. Occupants of a sky-scraper looking down Wall street
said they saw an automobile draw up in front of the Mor
gan offices and two men leave it. They advanced the
tneory mai tno uomu u ii wus u ramu mm ucun uircu
huh vorsigu llllinrou iroin miuiiiur
that two passengers and n chauffeur
were blown up when ono man alight
ed from a car nnd accidentally or
purposely dropped whut uppeurod to
ho u linmh,
Htrccl l Hlliunlilcn
Novur In hlntorjr Iiiih lownr Mnn
hiittan witnessed such excitement.
New York forgot nil Its business In
uttondlng to tho Injured.
Shattored glass and broken ro
iiiulnH of mon nnd horacH lltterod tho'
BlrooU. Among tho IioiIIoh wore
those of thrco girls, terribly mungtud.
A police cordon wns thrown around
tliti ontlro district. The federal Bub
troasury wuh placed under heavy
17 VIctlniN Found
Sovontoen victims had boon taken
out of tho Bldo door of the Morgan
office at 12:36. United State regu
lar arrived at 12:50 for guard duty.
Members of tho police bemb squad
roported they had found fragment!
of the Infernal machine
Bomu hod I on wore almcat beyond
Identification. At the Droad street
hoapital nlono from 160 to 200 per
sona were admitted and ono Interne
tatod hIx of these dlod. So crowded
wero tho hospitals that tho injured
ware laid on floors and In halls.
Although It was impossible Into
this afternoon to estlmato tho dam
age accurately It was believed tho
figuro would reach $2,600,000.
The now United States assay build-
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SEATTLE, Sopt. 16. With 3GR
precincts In tho state to hour from
Governor Hurt had n load of 7.242
over Holand II. Hartley for tho Re
publican nomination for governor In
an unofficial compilation today.
Coylo had tho load ovor Lieutenant
Oovornpr French for second place
RAMBOUILLKT, FRANCE. SEPT.
16. PAUL DR8CHANEL REBION
KD TODAY AS PRESIDENT OF
SON OF MR. AND MRS.
Gordon LaRoy Raymond, son of
Mr. and Mrs. I-eroy Raymond, 2H
years old, dlod, September 13, In
San Francisco.. ' The body will bo
shipped hero for burial and tho fun
eral services will be held from tho
Whltlock chapel at two o'clock Fri
day aftornoon. The child was tho
grandson of Robert L. Rlddlo of
Shlpplngton, and Cbauncey Raymond
of Klamath Falls, and was born in
OFFERED FOR SALE
Tim Tuln Lake Telephone & Tele-
gruph company, serving somo 40 sub
scribers on n .IC-mllo syHtnm radiat
ing from Merrill nnd Matin, will bu
sold u ml it competitive bidding by
W. F. Fruits, administrator of tho
J. H. Fruits estate, tho bids to be
opened September 30 at 2 o'clock.
Tho system wns purchased by the
Into J. H. Fruits, about n year beore
his death, from tho Merrill Tclephono
& Telegraph company. Mr. Fruits
paid about $800 nnd spent $2,000
In Improvements In tho year ho
As a revenue producer It Is 4o1ow
par hut as a utility In the district it
serves It Is valuable to tho residents
and Its future disposition will bo
matter of concern to thorn. Tho sys
tem connects nt Merrill with the
long distance lino of the Pacific Tele
Vbono & Telegraph company.
8ACHAMENTO. Cal.. Sept. 16,
(.Special to tho Herald). Z. J.'Pow
all was married hero yesterday at
noon to Miss Jessie Ford. The Rev.
J. I). Ritchie of the Christian church
pnfformed tho ceremony. Tho new
lyweds plan an automobile tour of
California, lasting for several months,
on a honeymoon trip.
When "Doc" Powell left for Cali
fornia by auto some 10 daya ago tho
Horald based a prediction upon tho
IcrlHrHtlnn; of close friends tll.lt ll
would return u In'nedlct, but so re
ticent was the well known bachelor
that even his closest friends wcro
guessing regarding his matrimonial
plans, certain straws having shown
which way thu wind was setting.
Mr. Powell Is owner of consider
able city property and from long
resldunco bore well known to every
body. p His homo nt tho corner of
Walnut nnd Fifth streets recently
wont through n renovating and re
furnishing period, ono of tho straws
boforo referred to.
Tho lirlclo has n number of friends
here, having taught Inst year In tho
Rlvorsldo school, alio Is described
by thosu who know her n person of
chiirmlng personality nnd tho new
made benedict evidently was us dis
creet In his chclco us ho was In keep
ing bis projected venturo a secret.
FIRE REGULATIONS TO
BE ENFORCED RIGIDLY
With n night session last night thu
stuto board of Inquiry practically
concluded' Its examination of wit
nesses In tho Houston hotel flro in
vestigation. Deputy Flro Murshuls
Allen and Pomeroy will remain until
the week end for Inspection a nil cler
Flro Chief Ambroso under tho now
plan becomes n doputy stnto marshal
with tho support of tho stato behind
his orders tor romodolitiK and, exten
sions to meet tho flro requirements.
The Salem officials state flatly that
It any individual refuses to oboy the
law when instructed his Insurance
will be summarily cancelled.
Mayor Struble has appointed Roy
Howard paid fireman. Another ap
pointment will bo made when a man
H. H. Hart yesterday was fined $6
In the police court for loaving a rub
blah tire burning In tho roar of the
lot on Oak street to which Hart Bros,
recently removed tho old Sanderson
building from Main street. This is
the first fine Imposed, but tho law
against rubbish flrea without official
permit may lead to others, officers
OREGON Tonight and Friday,
N. Y. BOMB
Allen C. Sloan today took charge
of tho property and assets of the
Crane Lumber company at Swan
lake, under appointment by Judge
D. V. Kuykonball yesterday In the
foreclosure action filed by tho Ore
gon Llfo Insurance company, which
asserts that it holds a mortgage on
thu llahn ranch, the site of the Crino
mill, of which $18,000 is unpaid.
Tho tlmbor, claims the mortgagco,
was part of tho premises that secured
tho loan and was cut contrary to its
wishes and knowledge.
Tho appointment of the receiver Is
merely to protect and conserve the
assets. Many claimants have set up
demands for share In a division, but
this Is likely to follow Involved litiga
tion for tho establishment of the
priority of claims.
OnA ml nt minima that will nrn.
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ably bo recognized at par value are
tho labor liens, which total $2,800,
Tho Crater Box company claims some
$1,600 and damages for nan-delivery
of lumber of contract. There Is a
second mortgage, held by San Fran
cisco parties, on the land and Judgo
N. J. Chapman had a mortgage on
the mill, which burned recently. The
company that constructed tho mill
has ulso entered a claim.
Creditors who aro likely to bo bad
ly squeezed are local merchants who
advanced supplies. Tho total bills
of thu rln-i '-in run to 27,000, it i
Until tho receiver has made an In
ventory tho assets will not be fully
known. Ilroadly speaking there is
$12,000 Insurance, but some deduc
tion will probably be mado for salv
age. Lumber, claimed by the Crater
Lake Ilox company under Its delivery
contrnct, and about a quarter million
feet of logs aro other items.
WAR HKHOKH .WII.U )
UK LEGIONp GUESTS
CLEVELAND. Ohio, Sept. 16.
Outstanding American heroes of tho
world war whoso bravory won for
thorn tho congressional medal of
honor snld to bo the most difficult to
obtain of nit military deccratlons,
will bo tho guests of honor nt the
second nntlonnl convention of tho
American Legion to bo held here Sep
tember 27, 28 and 29. An organiza
tion of tho men probably will bu ef
Tho S4 Americans still living of
tho 7S who wera awarded tho modal
for deods In tho world war havo been
Invited to ccmo to Cleveland nt tho
convention's exponso and bo ontcr-
tallied by it while here. This is
said to bo the first attempt to got
together tho country's highest honor
"A fow months ago thoy wero hail
ed by u proud country as heroes of
tho highest type, but with the sign
ing of tho nrmistlco and demobiliza
tion .thoy seomed to drop into ob
scurity," said Colonel C. C. Cham
bers, chairman of tho convention, re
cently. COLLECTOR REPORTS
TAX COMING SLOWLY
Unusual slowness Is being mani
fested by tax-payers In paying the
second Instalment of 111! taxes, ac
cording to Bert Hawkins, deputy tax
collector. October I, now barely
three weeks away, Is (he final day
and approximately $161,000 of the
entire levy Is unpaid.
Payments become delinquent on
October 6 and thereafter one per cent
interest monthly ) added, In addi
tion apenalty for delinquency ortlv
percent of the- WouiU npakt- m
addV November. I,
DELAYS PHONE LINE
While tclephono company officials
are seeking a carload of poles nnd
cross arms lost In transit, tho con
struction crow that it, putting in tho
now Class A circuit to connect with
tho main lino at Yroka is marking
time at Worden, waiting for the poles
to bridge a gap of five or six miles
that will complcto tho circuit.
Tho wlro is up from Yroka to
Worden and from Keno to Klamath
Falls. The holes betwoen Worden
and Keno aro dug and tho wire on
the ground. As soon as tho missing
material is located tho'gsp will bo
closed In a Jiffy and understandable
long distance conversations between
this city and any part of the conti
nent will be a possibility.
White tho masonry for tho new
First State & Savings bank vault Is
practically completed, the cement
floor remains to be placed and much
remodeling by carpenters will have to
bo done before the bank and Its pa
trons wilt be able to make use of
A door Is also delaying matters.
peculiar as It may seem in a city that
.makes a specialty of door manufac
ture. However, this is not the com
mon or garden variety of door, but a
steel affair, with many bolts and
tumblers to bafflo burglars and guar
anteed to resist attacks of the cracks
man's blow torch and fireproof to
thu nth degree. Tho door will cost
$3,000 In round figures.
This door will guard tho old vault,
which will be used for rash and safo
deposits. Tho safo deposit boxes will
be so arranged that tho public can
reach them conveniently.
Tho now vault Is high and roomy
with 18-inch brick walls. It also will
havo a fireproof entrnnre and will be
used tor storing bank records and
stntlonory and to receive tho books of
tho institution nightly.
Tho vault occupies part of tho
spaco recently vacated by tho ox
press company when they moved to
Fourth street and is In tho bank
building. To utilize It Is simply a
question of remodeling and changing
partitions. Tho ro'malndor of the for
mer express ottlco will bo used by tho
bank bookkeeping department.
It will bo several weeks boforo the
remodeling Is complete hut, when It
Is dono tho bank will havo Increased
convenience for Its stuff Immeasur
ably, enhanced the safety features.
and tho thing that Is being striven
tor nbove all bo in a position to give
the public tho benefit of 100 per cent
YOUNG nUSINKSS MAN
AND LOCAL GIRL WKDDKD
Carl Schubort. Jr., and Miss Ar
lena Hale were ' married Tuesday
evening by the Rev. E. P. Lawrence.
Mr. Schubert Is a well known young
business man of this city. He con
ducts an automobile repair shop.
Klamath Falls has been the hqme ot
Mrs. Schubert for soveral years. The
young couple left on their honey
moon Journey, yesterday morning,
tor Portland and other northern
TERRIFIC STORM ALONG
COAST, LIFEBOAT ASHORE
PORTLAND, Sept. 16. Without
any evidence to Indicate the ship It
Is from, a life boat was washed
shore at Neahkahnle by a gale which
wept the Oregon coast for three
days, declared to have been the most
severe ever felt there by persons ar
riving here today.
' Miles ot roads were ruined and
many bridges washed or blown away,
A. long section o tbeach near Man-
fsanlta was washed out.
BUN TO EARTH
Trailing his quarry from, Klamath
Fails down the coast clear to Mexico
City, back into tho United States and
across the continent, north along the
Atlantic seaboard never mora than
two jumps behind and steadily gain
ingDetective J. F. Morley finally
laid Fred Ford, forger, parole vio
lator and Jail breaker by the heals
and he Is safe In Jail at Perth Amboy,
Now Jersey, according to word re
ceived by rbe local offlcor from New
Ford and a companion, Guy Christ.
twice escaped from the county Jail
here. The first timo they were re
captured near the California lino. On
the night of April 2, last, they sawed
through the hinges of tho cell door
and msde a clean getaway.
Ford's escape (was spectacular. In
that he laid low for several days In
a local rooming house jvlth police
combing the, city and tho sheriffs
office searching the surrounding
county and broadcasting' the coast
with telegrams. Ford told the land
lady he ha'd a toothacho and kept
closely to his room. When the
searchers relaxed their vigilance he
fiaSBjad a'fcjrged, check on the rooming
house keeper In "payment" of
his lodging bill, received enough cash
in change to buy a railway tlckot, and
Detective Morley spread the net ot
Ilia American bureau ot Identifica
tion, a detective agency with nation
wide affiliations. In June he receiv
ed word that Ford had passed two
checks In Oakland. A week later he
wni In Los Angeles. Then ho turned
up in San Diego and crossed the line
Into Mexico. He came back and New
Orleans reported his presence.
Tho chase was like the schoolboy's
game of haro and hounds, oxcopt
that the paper trail scattered by Ford
consisted of forged and worthless
checks. Everywhere he appeared be
scattered tho worthless paper; until
finally In the New Jersey factory
town, under the namb ot George A.
Wright, he was nabbed tor passing' a
Ford's alleged crime In Klamath
county was tho passage of a forged
check tor upwards of $100, purport
ing to bo a pay check ot tho Kester
son mill, signed by I, E. Kesterson.
Thoro wero other checks here, soma
$700 in all, and more in Ashland.
Ford was arrested in San Francisco
'and other members of his gang were
Jailed in Los Angeles. Police of
holt a dozen California towns had
! charges against Ford but ho was ex
tradited. He was In jail hero tor sev
eral months before his escape. In
tho meantimo tho officers asscrtod
thoy had evidence that under an
other name he had been paroled from
the Nevada state penitentiary and
Was a parole violator us well as a
Whether Ford will be brought
back is a question. District Attor
ney Duncan today said that he was
considering the question ot extradi
tion, but was not certain it he would
request the New Jersey authorities
to give up the criminal. He said that
when Ford was brought here .from
California It was a sort of "passing
the buck" on the part of the Califor
nia officers, Ford being wanted In
so many places In that state.
Sheriff Humphrey expressed the
opinion that Ford would be delivered
over to the Navada authorities to
answer for his parole violation. The
officers, bo said, had been hot on
Ford's trail ever since his escape.
To enable the blind In Japan to
earn a living;, a law Is In force pro
hibiting any but blind persons prsc-
!t Icing massage. Consequently a
great number of these unfortunatee
ii'ct as masseurs.