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SALEM ORECW, SATURDAY, AUGUST tl, 1913.
BE Plu.II IVOFJ HARD-FOUGIIT RAGE
i,i A D E 305 "BIB lil ?G3
WAS DERGDOLL'S RACE UNTIL
TIDE TROUBLE PUT HIM OUT
III THE MIDDLE OF LAST LAP
His Average Speed for Entire Distance Was 70 Miles an
Hour Besides Winning the Big Leading Event, De Palma
Also Won the Elgin Trophy Race--He Drove a Mercedes
Car in Both Races--Crowd in Attendance Is Estimated
at Above 75,000 Time of Last Race 223 Minutes, Dis
tance 254 Miles.
. Elgin, 111., Aug. 31. In one of the
lardest fought events In thehlstory
of " automobile racing, Ralph De Pal
ma, driving a Mercedes car, won the
"free for all event In the Elgin road
races here today. De Palma bIbo won
the Elgin trophy race.
In the free for all race De Palma
covered the 305 miles In 2G3 minutes
and 36 seconds, an average of 70 miles
an hour. Until the start of the last
lirp the race belonged to Bergdoll,
driving a Iienz car. Bergdoll was
-forced out of the lead in the last lap
ty tire trouble. .
In the Elgin trophy race, 254 miles,
Do Palmns time was 223 minutes and
20 seconds. Mulford was second.
Berdoll was second In the free for
-all race. Chandler, who succeeded
Mulford, after the Elgin trophy race
"had been run, web third.
. Th'v shorter race was run at the
name time of the tree for all. Mulford
was second In the Elgin trophy event.
THerz, In a Sutz car, was third. When
this race was finished, Bergdoll was
leading the free for all by five niln
TUtes. He continued In the lead until
the last lap, when tire trouble per
mitted De Palma to forge to the front.
The cars were sent away at inter
nals of 30 seconds. The machines
were timed Individually for elapsed
time in each race, thus making It pos
sible for one car to lead In the Elgin
trophy race, and another In the free
75,000 In Attendance.
Elgin, 111., Aug. 31. Marked by
perfect weather the second day of the
annual Elgin automobile races opened
today with two events slated on the
program, the Elgin trophy race, a dis
tance of 254 miles, and the free for all
Tace, covering a distance of 305 miles.
The two races were run simultane
ously, entries In the longer event con-
ICXITID FBUS LliSID WIHl.l
Portland, Ore., Aug. 31. The "fly
ing legion," of San Francisco, 85
strong, boosters of the Panama-Pacific
International exposition in San Fran
cisco in 1915, arrived in Portland to
day. They were met at the depot by the
Royal Rosarians, a Portland organi
zation similar to the flying legion, and
a large body of citizens, and were im
mediately whirled around the city In
automobiles for a sight-seeing trip.
Rain prevented the carrying out of
the program for outdoor speaking and
drills by the Royal Rosarians. After
the sight-seen)? trip the San Fran
ciscans were taken to the Commercial
club, where a lunch was served and
speeches were made.
Benjamin Ide Wheeler delivered the
The visitors were to leave for San
FranciBco on their special train this
Debi In Scuttle.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 31. Eugene V.
Debs, socialist nominee for president.
Is In Everett today, and will arrive In
Seattle tonight Tomorrow he will
address meetings at the Moore the
atre and the Dreamland rink.
tlnulng after the finish of the shorter
Teddy Tetzlaff, the Los Angeles
driver, was forced to withdraw from
the free for all, owing to his car not
being equipped with tires under con
tract use. He was replaced by
Drivers Bruce-Brown, Hastings,
Trussell and Whalen were scratched.
Mulford was the first starter.
In the Elgin trophy race the prize
of $1500 will be split $1000 to the win
ner, $300 to second place and $200 to
In the free for all a prize of $2500
will be divided $1750 to the winner,
$500 to Becond place and $250 to third.
Hearn blistered his hands, after
making three laps In the free for all
race, and was forced to withdraw.
Clark, driving a Mercedes, left the
trick and plunged Into the section of
the field In which the spectators' mas!
chines were parked. No one was In
jured, but Clark was compelled to
withdraw from the race.
DePalma, Bergdoll and Mulford
were loading at this stage of the free
for all. All the drivers had, lowered
the one-lap record, Bergdoll's time be
ing the best, 6:40 for the eight miles.
Bergdoll dashed Into the lead during
the eleventh lap.
In the Elgin trophy race De Palma
was leading, with Mulford second.
Bergdoll' record for the 8 Yi -mile
course waB 6:15. The best previous
record was made by Mulford last year
In the fourth lap of the free for all
race De Palma was second and Mul
ford third. The positions In the Elgin
trophy race remained unchanged.
Bergdoll's average Bpeed up to this
time was 72.6 miles an hour, a little
better than three miles an hour faBter
than the previous average of 69 miles
The crowd In attendance at the meet
today Is estimated at 75,000 persons,
Marion ranks next to Multnomah
county In appeals, according to the
new supreme court calendar which
bas just been completed by Deputy
There are 125 cases on the new cal.
endar and 73 of tlipm are from Multno
mah county. Marion comes next with
10, other counties ranging from four
down to oho each.
One of the cases which has hung
fire In the court for some time Is that
of Secretary of State Olcott against
State Printer Dunlway. This suit was
commenced for the purpose of ejecting
the state printer from the capltol
building but has been pending In the
court now for over a year. As it is
numbered 42 on the calendar It Is
likely that, before a decision Is reached
In it that the additional capltol build
ing will have been completed and
quarters will then be provided there
for the state printer's plant.
AUTO HIT BT TRAIN
AND THREE KILLED
Chicago, Aug. 31. Three persons
are reported to have been killed at
Wheaton, III., today when an automo
bile speeding to the Elgin races was
struck by an electric car. The names
of the victims have not been learned.
Prostrated by Heat.
Columbus, O., Aug. 31. Every
ambulance In Columbus was call
ed to the athletic field of the
Ohio State University this after
noon to care for between 50 and
75 persons who were prostrated
by the heat. Most of the victims
were women and children, who
massed in the field witnessing a
children's pageant, the closing
feature of the Ohio centennial
AS DISCIPLINARIAN AT REFORM
" SCHOOL, AND SO DOES CHESTER
CANNON THEY CANNOT GET
ALONG WITH SCI'EHINTENDENT
Roecoe Shelton, for the past three or
four years disciplinarian at the Ore
gon Industrial school, has resigned,
and It has come as a complete Bur
prise, not only to the general pub
lic, but als. to the members of the
state board, for, despite the fact that
that the law Invests them with supremo
power to appoint the superintendent
for the Institution, and all subordi
nates, and also to prescribe the rules
and regulations, none of them,, when
questioned this morning, were aware
that Shelton had resigned, or that any
other changes had been made.
Inability to work In harmony with
the newly-appointed superintendent,
W. S. Hale, is the reason for the res
ignation of Shelton. and It Is under
stood other employes o' the Institu
tion are contemplating resigning for
the same reason. There has been one
other resignation Chester Cannon,
as farmer, but Hale declares that he
had tendered his resignation before he
was appointed superintendent
The main thing upon which Hale
and Shelton could not agree was the
former's action in abolishing corporal
punishment at the institution. Shelton
is declared to have rebelled against It,
and just a few days before his resig
nation went Into effect, because Hale
saw fit to call him down for punish
ing an inmate, he bid farewell to the
school, and since then has not been
connected wl;h It.
Superintendent Hale, shortly after
his assuming charge of the lnstltu
of Intoxicants or tobacco by employes
would be allowed. He says this was
not made applicable to any one, but
made a general rule, and It Is said
that the Innunendo contained In it
was resented by the employes.
Hale would not dlBcuss the situation
any further than to say that Shelton
and he could not agree upon the dis
cipline in the school.
Neither would Shelton discuss it.
further than to say that he resigned
because of failure to work In harmony
with the superintendent, and that he
understood others were considering
taking similar steps.
G. I. Stnhl, of Portland, and former
ly a teacher at the school, has been
appointed to succeed Shelton, and
Herbert C. Davis, also a teacher, to
Whether the state board, now that
It is advlBed that changes have been
made In the staff of the cshool, and
also In the rules and regulations, will
ratify them, remains to be seen.
Killed Ity Farmer.
Cobden, Ont, Aug. 31. Grant Ap
pleby, aged 27, a student In attendance
at the Ontario veterinary college, Tor
onto, who was spending his vacation
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tling.
Appleby, Ross township, was mur
dered last night In front of his pa
rents' home, being stabbed twice in
the heart by "Wild Pete" Collins, a
farmer of the district.
Collins made his escape, and, al
though posses have been out for hours,
no trace of him has yet been found.
He Wont Gel It,
New York, Aug. 31.' "If PreBl-
dent Wood of the American
Woolen company la guilty as
charged In the grand jury Indict-
niont ho Is In the same category
with the McNamaras and merits
This was the comment here to
day of Detective William J.
Burns on the arrest of Wood for
alleged conspiracy in an attempt
to discredit Lawrence strikers by
Most Prominent Labor Leaders
of San Francisco and Hun
dreds of Cheering Working
men Met Him at Steamer.
IS ORATOR FOR LABOR DAY'
Greeted by Brans Hand Playing "The
Jfiirsolllulso" as Ho Left the Steam,
cr Ills Wife Accompanied Him and
Until, Tlioiigu Tired, Were Highly
Weascd nt Tuclr Reception Auto,
mobile Parade Accompanied t His
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San Francisco, Aug." 31. Greeted
by a brass band playing "The Mar
Belllalss" a score of the moat prom
inent labor leaders of San Francisco
and hundreds of cheering worklngmen
Clarence Darrow, who was recently
acaultted of brlbbery In connection
with the McNamara trial, arrived here
today by a steamer from Los Ange
Darrow will be the orator of the day
next Monday at the labor celebration
at Shell Mound Park here. He seemed
very tired, but happy at the reception
he received at the wharf. Accom
panied by his wife, two close men
friends and MIbs Mary Field, a writer,
Darrow was escorted to his hotel by
an automobile parade, led by the band
Darrow declined to make any state,
ment as to his second trial, set for
October 21, In Los Angeles, on an in
dictment charging the bribery of Rob
ert F. Rain, a Juror In the McNamara
trial. All he would say was ' I am
ready. The battle for the uplift of la
bor will be a long and hard fight."
Frequent cheering marked the pro
gress of Darrow's automobile from the
wharf to his hotel.
Commenting upon the arrest of
William M. Wood, president of the
American Woolen company, on a
charge of conspiracy in "planting dy
namite during the Lawrence, Mass.,
textile strike, Darrow said:
"Of course, I do not know whether
William M. Wood planted that dyna
mite or not. It Is more than likely
that It was 'planted' than that any la
that It was planted' than that any la
boring man Intended to use this meth
od. I don't know wnat chance tliife
will be to convict Wood. Neither do
I care. The labor question cannot be
settled by liis conviction, Neither can
It be settled by courts nor jails nor
penitentiaries, and until It Is settled,
Incidents like this are bound to oc
cur." HOLDING IT
PROVES I'KOUT WII.K
frilTTn rxK" l.KAurn vvr.
San Francisco. Aug. 31. Ily placing
obstructions In the road three automo
bile bandits held up the car driven by
Frank Fries, son of William Fries,
president of tho California Fruit Can
ners' Association, who was accom
panied by Phillip Mudsoii of the brok
erage firm of Hutro and company In
Golden Gate park and secured $500
here early today. The robbers escaped.
prU t Lord-hip.
f united rnrq i.iro h,rs1
Galway, Ireland, Aug. 31. Dy the
death today of Lord Grey De Ruthyln,
the title and estates will pass to his
brother, Cecil Clifton, a ranchman of
0 l"! 1"
ORDERS THE BAGY TO BE
Four Hit? SteamerH.
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 31.
Within the past few 'days four
large now steamers have boon
ordered by the Royal Mall Steam
Packet company and the vessels
will be used for the proposed
Bervlee tf the company botwecn
Vancouver and the United Klng-
doin via the Panama canal. Each
vessel will be 650 feet In longth
and will be strictly modern
WANTS TO BE
POT OUT OF
M ItS. SARAH HAKIMS, AN INCUKA
IILE PARALYTIC, WANTS LAW
PASSED PERMITTING DOCTOHS
TO PIT HER TO DEATH.
ONITSD rMSS UIABID WIKI.1
New York, Aug. 31. The legal and
moral Issues of euthanasia are pre'
sontod to the people of New York
state here today by Mrs. Sarah Harris,
an Incurable paralytic, who asks for
(lie enactment of a law which would
permit a physician to ena nor suiror
Ing by death.
Mrs, Harris Is a patient at the Au
dubon sanitarium. ParalyBls had
stricken her every faculty save brain
and speech. Physicians admit their
helplessness In Mrs. Harris' case, as
serting It may be years before she
"When a brute of the lowest animal
kingdom," says Mrs. Harris, la her
appeal, "Is suffering It is killed and
put out of misery. But a cruel order
forces humnn beings to live to suffer.
I seek a law which would permit phy
sicians to kill any person Incurably
effected who prefers death to a life of
Superintendent Lloyd of the Audu
bon sanitarium says ho Is inclined to
favor the law if it could bo safeguard
ed and restricted. He feared, however,
it would open an avenue to make mur
der easy. Lloyd expressed deep sym
pathy for Mrs. Harris. ,
Rogers' Widow Dead.
New York, Aug. 31. Mrs. H. H. Rog
ers, widow of the Standard Oil mag
nate, died suddenly on a New York
Central train yesterday. She was eu
route from Hrenton Woods, N, H., to
Mrs. Rogers was seized with a faint
ing spell In the dining car and fell
from her seat to the floor. Trainmen
gave her what aid they could, but she
did not rally. She died as the train
was entering the Grand Central sta
tion. KUKGLARS ARE III SV
MAKE TWO HAULS
IjiHt night thieves broke into the
cigar and confectionery store of H.
Hays at 440 Court street and stole a
quantity of cigars, knives and razors.
Tills morning a young man appeared
at one of tho homes In that neighbor
hood to secure a suit case to carry the
articles away and this led to his Iden
tity. Ho was arrested and now the
liollco are looking for his partner.
Almut $110 or $10 worth of goods went
(Burglar broke into the sporting
goods store of Watt Shlpp last night
and stole between $fi anil $7 in cash
and a revolver.
Otis mil Not Talk.
f IIKITKD YYTMH LKASHO WIKI.I
l Angeles, Cal., Aug. 31. General
Harrison Grey Otis, publisher of the
Los Angeles Times, whose building
was dynamited by the McNamaras, re
fused today to comment on the Indict
ment of President Wood of the Amer
ican Woolen company In Boston. Otis
explained that he was not sufficiently
familiar with the facts concerning the
Wood Indictment to offer a statement
CAMERON RETAINS OFFICE
AND ESTERLY WILL HOLD JOD
AS A SPECIAL PR0SEC0T0R
Judge McGinn Holds That Cameron Is Still District Attorney,
But Esterly Can Act as Special Prosecutor for the Gover
nor, and Each Is to Have Charge of the Grand Jury in Turn
Every Other Week--Cameron and the Governor Are Both
Satisfied, Which Shows McGinn, as Did Solomon, Under
Portland, Ore., Aug, 31. George J.
Cameron, though removed from office
by Governor West, still is district at
torney of Multnomah county, accord
ing to a ruling of Judge McGinn, in
the the circuit court today, Judge
McGinn also ruled that II, M. Ester
ly, appointed by Governor West to
succeed Cameron, while not district
atttorney, Is special prosecutor, with
full authority to conduct an investi
gation for Governor West, lu the lut
tor's crusade against vice In Port
land. The court's ruling was made In
connection with the quo warranto pro
ceedings brought by Cameron to have
Esterly declared oustod from the of
fice of dlstrlot atttonioy,' and himself
declared the legal occupant of that
The ruling satisfied both Cameron
and Govornor West. Judge McGinn
decided both Cameron .and Enterly
should be vested with authority to
conduct grand jury Investigations.
One shall be allowed to conduct
the grand Jury one week and the oth
er the next Immediately on the ren
dering of the decision Cameron rushed
Into the grand jury room, and took
charge of that body.
The court did not go Into the legal
phases of the question deeply, He
said he thought Governor West ''acted
hastily' In removing Cameron, and
Washington, Aug. 31. A proposed
advance of freight rales on certain
commodities from Atlantic ports to
Pacific terminals was bold up today
n y the Interstate commerce commis
sion. The vigorous protests of ship
pers caused tho commission to sus
pend the higher rates from taking ef
fect September 2 until December 31,
The commodities Involved Includo
furniture, glass, automobiles, petro
leum products, plumbers materials,
stoves and all sorts of vehicles.
The proposed Increase vary from
10 to 7f cents per 100 pounds.
IS FOUND DEAD
(ONIAD PBM I.EASID Willi. 1
New York Aug. 31. Dr. F. K. Toiig.
olio of the wealthiest and most Influ
ential Chinese In the country, a grad
uate of Columbia University, wns
found denil here today, seated in the
window of his lliirlem apartment, lie.
side It 1 in were several undeveloped
The police, suspect f in 1 play, and an
autopsy has been ordered to deter
mine the ciiiiso of dealh. A safe In
the room containing valuable jewelry
mid papers was undisturbed.
The Cloned PustofflrcH.
I IIMITftD 1'KKKN MIASM) Willi 1
Washington, Aug. 31. The new
postoffics regulation discontinuing de
livery of mall at the carriers' and
special delivery windows of city of
fices on Sunday will go Into effect to
morrow. !n order to learn how the
plan Is working, Postmaster-Genera!
Flank II. Hitchcock today Instructed
postmasters In tho principal cities
throughout the country to make a spe
cial report to ti i in on the results.
CUT KJ Tl7i
that the interests of the community
would be best served by Cameron's be
ing retalued In office, with Easterly
acting independently as a special pros
Judge McGinn characterized thb
old statute, under which Governor'
West removed Cameron, bocause oC
Cameron's alleged failure to furnish,
data In a pardon application case as.
deadwood." He said Governor Wesb
was absolutely without authority tot
Govornor WeBt today opened war on
the liquor Interests, lie addressed an
open lettor to the "liquor dealers of
Oregon" warning them that salon of
liquor to "blind pigs" and houses off
prostitution would be considered a,
public nuisance and all dealers guilty
of making these sales would be pro
ceeded against civilly and crlirL'ally.
The governor addressed anothst-t-v-on
letter to tho "common carrlorw jc
Oregon,", notifying thorn that thcj
transporting liquor into dry territory
would be prosecuted and the liquor
That the govornor might begin a
fight on the sheriff's office was indi
cated when he sent Sheriff Stovens a
lettor enclosing a copy of the recent
Portland vlco commission report re
marking It contained Information that
"might be valuable to officers desir
ing to enforce the law."
IN THE CASE
unitid rams Minin wiiii,
Washington, Aug, 31. Officials of
the department of justice are showing
considerable Interest In the charge
that President William M. Wood, of
the American Woolen company was
Involved In the "pluntlng" of dynamite
at Lawrence, Mass., for the purpose, of
compromising labor lenders during a
strike In the woolen mills there.
United States District Attorney
French, of Boston, Is investigating an
alleged shipment of dynamite lost Jan
uary. Tho dynamite was found tied
to the trucks of a car In Pliiladelphla.
Tho cur contained a shipment from
Vermont and has passed through
Lawrence. At the time the exploslvo
was discovered It wns charged that
the strikers had placed It on tho car
Poor Way to Fight Children.
Pittsburg. Aug. 31. "There have
been but few worse tilings in this
ui rlil tluin fighting women and chil
dren with dynamite," said William l.
Haywood, labor leuiler. hero today in
commenting on tho indictment In Cos
Ion of Wllllnm M. Wood, president of
the American Woolen company. "Wo
liad nut entertained any hope that tin)
officials of tho woolen company would
be Indicted. 'Things have turned out
much better than we expected."
Lawyer tines to Pen.
DNITID noil MSAMU Willi )
Vancouver, H. C, Aug. 31. Convict
ed of having obtained a sum of money
by fraudulent means, that of selling
the same lots to two different parties,
Alfred Hull, a well known Vancouver
burrlster, was sentence yesterday by
Judge Mclnes to twelve mouths In the