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I oumal VOL. XIX. SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1000. No. 187. J ,JISiMIliilifLiL MUSIC AND LIFE END TOGETHER Bow Dropped From Nerveless Fingers and His Soul Took Flight With Dying Strains. ALL MOVED TO TEARS LAUGHTER AND XOISH CHASED WITH FIRST NOTES AND SI LENCE WAS INTENSE AS DYING MUSICIAN PLAYED, AND AMID THUNDERS OF APPLAUSE DIED. United Trew Lead Wire. Sim rnncIsco, Aug. 21. whilo u crowd of fnsmonnbly attired aftor thoator dlnors at Tqhau Tnvom up- plqjidod Paul Schml'tz, first violinist with Gypsy Rlgo, last night for his brilliant ronditlon of n wild Hungar ian molody ho had Just finished plny- Ing, tho how dropped from tho musi cian's fingers una ho crumblod to tho floor doad. A suddon attack of heart falluro 'onded his llfo. Wnon tho man stopped forward at midnight to piny n waltz ho was scon to sway slightly. Tho first notes camo slowly, then tho man, nlrendy stricken, howed his hond, took a firmer grip on his In strument and tho violin poured forth harmony which caused IiIb auditors to conso tholr laughter nud turn, to listen to tho oxqulslto strains. I)y tho tlmo tho solcctton hardly had boon started, not n sound In the big dining hall could bo hoard other thnn tho throbbing notes of tho vio linist's death song. Ho played ob ho had never played beforo In Tchau Tavern; his oyos half closed, tho man throw his passing soul into his music. When tho last woird chords came Blghlng from tho Instrument, tears of emotion could bo soon in women's oyes, and tho mon sat silent With tho conclusion of tho solo, thoro wob a momentary pauso, tho wholo houBo rovorboratlng with ap preciative applause. Schmidt with forcod smllo, bowed a Blight acknowledgement of tho man- licsinuons. iiica no bhikbuiuu, uuu tho bow dropped to tho floor followed by tho crash of tho violin. He clutched at his breast and then slid qulotly to tho floor by tho sldo of his brokon Instrument. Boforo n phyBl clnn could reach his sldo Schmidt was dead. Ho was 34 years old and n nntlvo of Hungary. o Mystery Surround Dentil of Speer. Buffnlo, N Y., Aug. 21. An In vestigation, to nscortaln how Victor Spcer, formerly a promlnont club man and socrotary to Mayor Adams, camo to his death, was begun horo today. An autopsy probably will bo porformed. Thoro aro a numbor of stories, all of which aro difforont, !) which tho man's death Is being ozplalnod. Ono rumor is that ho was killed In a fight with a Jealous husband; another Is that, ho committed sui cide, whilo a third explains that his death was from accidental poisoning. A rumor which Is credited by many Is to tho offect that Spoor simply died from natural combos. TERRIFIC FIRE RAGES UNCHECKED KIDNAPED FIVE YEAR OLD BIRL Great Clouds of Smoke Hang Like a Pall Over Burning Forests of Coeur d'Alene. THE HEAT INTENSE (SREAT PIECES OF HURXIXO WOOD CAHIUED FOIt MILES BV WIND, STARTING MOKE FIRES. ' MORE THAN 10(H) MEN FIGHT IT IN VAIN 91,000,000 LOSS. Trouble Over the Baby Began at Its Birth- Mother and Adopted Mother Fight Over It. WAS STOLEN TWICE aif ii80ifiiBiififiiimfiiie 1! I WE ARE SALEM AGENTS t (for the following celebrated merchandise) Nemo Corsets, Warner's Rust Proof Corsets, Standard Patterns, American Lalies' Tailoring Company Francis Simmons Kid Gloves, and Sun Burst Silks Advanced Style in early Fall Goods now on Exhibition; Special Prices Now to Introduce the Goods. Ladies' Early Fall Suits f WONDERFUL BARGAINS IN Just received from our buyer In New York it grand nssort entm of early Full Suit that ho purchased nt about Sixty cents on tho dollar from u liard-up manufacturer.. They lire all handsomely tailored garment; long coats and .plaited skirt beautifully trl mined ami lined with heavy satin.. All the new shade to select from.. Wo will leave the decision to.yourself ni to the values.. They are trade uinuerH for the Chicago Store, $5!0.00 Suits, now only 911.00 $23.00 Suits now only $151.80 927.no Suits, now only 91 LOO August Cleanup Sale Still Continued Calicoes, Lawns und Dimities, now going for tt'&c, -le and Be yd. Ladles' Fust Illuck Hose ,pr. lOe Ladles' Standard Apron Glng- hams yurd 3c Rest 7i Outing Flar-uel, yurd .i .4c 00c Sheet for the double- beds, now UDc Double RlnnketH, , puir -15c, 75c Otic and up Men's 45c Summer Underwear, now 23c Hop Gloves, pr. Be, OUc, H 1.3c Ladles' 8.V Lace Dutch Collars, now 15c Early Fall Dress Goods and Silks Now on Sale. Wonderful Bargains. CHICAGO STORE SALEM, OREGON. The Store That Saves You Money. Coour d'Alono, Ida., Aug. 31. With moro thnn 1000 lumbormon nnd farmora fighting tho flaraos, tho forost flro which hna rogod for noar- ly 48 hours in tho Oouor d'Alono In dian roBorvatlon Is boyond contro' this aftornoon and tho loss In timber alono will exceed $4,000,000. A roport was current during tho morning that Avorill Hnrrlman, son of tho railroad magnate, has boon In jured, hut this was later donted, al though nothing doflnlto was loarnod ns to tho whereabouts of tho youth, nnd tho rmrvoylng party with which ho was working. Roforo a rnglng wind that contln ucdhlgh nil night tho flro llckod up much Valunblo timber and the area of blackened and blnzonod forest has boon groatly enlarged today. A second flro In tho Mica Day dis trict on Lake Coour d'Alono which has been raging tor two days Is re ported controlled nftor a timber and crop loss of $50,000. Tho flro at Mica Day covered a stretch of coun try three miles wldo and flvo mllus long, comprising mostly "slashing" and "cut-ovor" lnnd. Although tho Coour d'Aleno blazo Is reported to havo started In a grading camp on a branch of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation com pany, an investigation will bo made by tho government forcos. Heat from tho blazing forcos Is intenso and Is causing much suffer ing throughout tho lako country. A hugo cloud of smoko overhangs tha torrltory in tho vicinity of the flro. Tho terrific heat of tho conflagration Is wafting groat blazing pieces of troea through tlio air for moro than a mllo and gangs of mon aro kopt busy quenching Inclplont fires. No deaths or Injuries had been re ported up to 1 o'clock this after noon, although rumors of fatnlitioi have boon current throughout tho danger Bono. J. PIERP MORGAN BOUGHT RAILROAD 'United I'rtu I-mmiI Wire. St. Paul, Minn., Aug 21. Repre senting J. Plorpont Morgan. Fred H. Oardnor and Oeorgo W. Stevens to day at a foreclosure sale purchased tho Chicago-Great Western railroad for 112.000.000. Morgan jesterdny paid to tho sec rotary of state at Springfield, 111., his personal check for 196,047 for arti cles of incorporation for tho rail road. Tho company will be reorganized wlfh a capital stock of 196,000.000. ARE L00KINGF0R A PINCH OF RADIUM I United Ir'k Uul Wtr-J Paris. Aug. 21. One sixtieth of a jrain of radium Is threatening tho -hes of people in Paris today and a icorpse of detectives are attempting to trace down the powerful speck, which was lost by a physician lit an omnibus. The radium Is valued at '.000. The company employes, police and others have been ordered out to find the small vial containing the radium, as it Is feared that It will be picked up by some person who will prob ably be Injured for life by the radio active rays. MAN THIS MOUSING SHOOTS AT HOY WHO WAS TAKING OAIIK OF GIRL AND RUNS AWAY WITH HKIt THOUGHT SHU WILL UK HELD FOIl HANSOM. Topoka. Kan.. AUg. 21. Shooting t n hoy who guarded tho uhlld, after which he knocked him" down, u man rushed Into tho house of Mrs. Char lotte Meekly and hldnnpcd her daughter. Minion, aged flvo years, today. With tho tiny girl struggling In his nils tho niMii then dashed out of th yard and Jumped Into n buggy In which u wo urn n was seated. Tho cou ple Immodlatoly diovo uway. Tho police were notified untL,nra soourlng tho vicinity In search (7f tho kldnnpcts. Tho child was horn in n hospital in ,St. Louis during tho St. LouIm oxpo- sltluu u ml slio was phiuod 1n ono of ilu )Hhy Incubators then on exhibi tion. Mrs. bleakly later signed a lolonso nnd tho child was adopted by Mrs. Jnmtw Q. riHrchiy or Mollno, 111. Fol lowing, t.jo ndoptlon of tho child Mrs. Bleakly started court proceedings to tegsln possession of Marlon nnd sho succeoded nftor much litigation. This Is tho second time tho girl has boon kidnaped, tho first tlmo having boon shortly after tho mother hnd moved from St. Louis to Kansas. Tho fight for tho possession of the child has boon carrlod to tho fedoral courts by Mrs. Barclay and la eeh caso sho has boon dofoatcd. Mr. Ilarclay Is a stonogrnphor. Another child wob born In a St Louis hospital and oxhlblted at tho same tlmo little Marlon Bleakloy was on display. Ono of the children died and the attendants told Mrs. Bloakley that It wbb her child that succumbed. This was tho beginning of tho contoet for tho girl. !(. Is was spont at Charleston, S. O , nnd In Now York City. When tho rush to tho California gold fields began ho Joined tho Ar gonauts and coming by way of the Horn reached Oregon lu I860. Ho mndo his homo In Portland, then n moro village and nftor ward moved to Marlon county, talc- ng up a donation claim, which Is now tho property bolonglng to the Waters Brothers' Investment com pany, boyond tho City View corao tory. Mr. Clarke was the first per son t.) rnlRO a crop of prunes in Ore gon. Ho spent thousands of dollars improving and developing his fruit farm and today It Is rocognlzod ns bo'ng ono of tho best In tho state For tho past 10 yoars ho has beon making his homo in this city and occupying his tlmo with books. Mr. Clnrko wn n great scholar and render, he being nble to speak Qroek, Spanish and French fluontly. Ills sunxesporinn Knowicdgo wns won derful nnd up to tho last hours of his waning llfo ho devoted much of Ii'h tlmo ti rondlng his fnvorlte. Shakespeare. Hlo daughter, Mr. Snrah Dyer of this city, has n collec tion of hor fnthor's poems whloh nn preset ved In n neatly bound hook nnd valued vory highly. Mr. Clnrko was married to Mliw T. Buckingham In Portland on tho 23d day -f Kohrunry, 1852, and In .Tnn- vrv, 1800. Mrs. Clnrko dlod In this city. Thoro are threo children sur viving, nnmely: Mrs. N. II Loohoy of this city, Wllllnm J. Clnrko of nervals and Mrs. Snrah Dyor. also of Salem. Tho oldest daujehtor. Mni- lon, died In 1881. When tho county of Baker was organlzod In tho yoar 1862, Mr. Clnrko hecamo Its first county clork, by uppolntmont of Qovornor Glbbs. which position ho hold for two yonrs. aftor which ho romoved bnck to lils old homo In Salem. At vari ous poriods of his llfo ho wns oditor of sovoral papors In Oregon, among thorn tho Orogonlnn, tho Rocord nnd tho Statesman. Ho b oca me the ownor of tho last-namod papor In 1809, nnd continued tho publication jf the samo for threo yonrs or moro, with iiplondld success Ho then dln posod of tho establishment nnd en tered Into partnership with D. W. Craig In tho publication of tho Wll Inmetto Furmor, In J872. In 1880 he purchaed his partnor'H Interest, nnd romovod tho pnpor to Portland, but returned with It to Salem throe years later, whoro he continued the P'lhllcntlon of tho samo until 188V. whoii tho papor was morgod In tho Pacific Ilurnl Spirit, of Portland. He v.iiH twice elected clork of tlm ho'uo In the legislature nnd wes ouo oi tho Incorporators of the Oregon Ceutril rallr-m-1 b d Its i-crotury un til Ben Hollndny took ovor tho road. Ills wns a versatile mind, his writ- ALL THE BIG FLYERS ARE ASSEMBLED First Great World's Contest of Flying Machines of all Kinds Begins Tomorrow. EIGHT BIG EVENTS KOim THOUSAND DOLLARS IX IMUHS TO UK AWAltRKD 1HO picr.H ok $:io,ooo ooi:s to man KLYLNO OHKA'IKST DISTAXCH WITHOUT IlMXIJWIXa KUI3L. (Continued on Page 10.) ONE MORE PIONEER IS GONE Samuel A. Clarke Ends His Labors and Like a Tired Child at Night Falls Asleep. Samuel A. Clarke, ploneor, poet, historian nnd Journalist, died at the Sa'ym hospital Friday, August 20, 1909, at the ripe age of 82 yearn The end came peacefully and appar ently painlessly, and the good old man closed his eyes as does a tired child when darkness falls, and went to the long and dreamless sleep. H retained his faculties to th Urt, recogn'zlng his son, W. J. Clarka. who was' at his bedside, but a few minutes before ho passed away. His life was a busy one, and var ied, but whatever his hand found to do ho did with all his might, earnestly and consclent'ously. He was born in the Island of Cuba, March 7. 1827. but his father dying his mother returned to the Un'ted itote . and young Samuel's boyhood (Contlnuod on page - - o 5.) CANNON MAYBE FIRED Insurgents Pose as Martyrs and Arouse Strong Senti ment Against His Iron Rule. Washington, Aug. 21. That Spfakcr Joseph Cannon has shied n boom' rang nt his onomles which will r.-turn to him with redoubled force next election day, Is the opinion here tiday of a few loft-over politi cian who failed to Join the exodus when the special tariff session of congrejs ended recently. Already the men he placed on un Ir.r ortant committees or Ignored en Uraly aro posing as martyrs of 'his "Iron rulo" In their home districts e I oxprct to reap votes by "Uncle Joo's" action. Cannon this morning Is expected to become a live 'ssue In their dis tricts and the Insurgents havo not been slow t jump at the advantage given them by the speaker's antag onlsm. (United l'rew Leased Wlr.l Itheluis. Aug. 31. "Tho grand avi ation weok." ono of tho most Im portant meets so fnr In tho history of nerlnl navigation, begins hero tomor row with nerlnl craft representing Amerlen. Huglaud, Austria, Italy nnd Vnince- lu competition for tio nrlzes. which nggregule $40,000. ISvery kind of machine with which man enn fly will tnko part aero planes, dirigibles, hot air nud spheri cal balloons being lu tho majority. As the rules of tho meet allow on rliiH to be mndo as lato ns tonight It Is not possible to glvu tlio names of the competitors, hut it Is practi cally assured that Louis Blorlot, who wns the rim man Hi iy tlu) Kngllsh channel; Itugcrt'linthnm, tho unlucky monoplnnlBt who Hindu tho first at tempt to cross to Calais: Puul TIs sundor, ono of Wright brothers' pu pils; Iloger Smith, who broke tho French tlmo rococd In July: Glenn II. Curtlss, tho American ring de fender, not to mention Maurice Ouf fuy, Paul Breguut. Delngrango nud others who will bo among those who compute. Thsie will be eight distinct ovents of Importance, the chief ono being tho $20,000 grand prlx do la Champagne to go to tho aviator who makes tho greatest dletanco without renewing his fuel or coming to earth. This contest will bo spread over threo days nnd will bo flown on August 22. 25 nnd 27. Other prlzos will bo awarded to thoso who roach tho highest altitude and travel tho fastest, Thoro Is ono $2000 prize for dirig ible balloons which will be awarded to tho airship making tho fastost tlmo around the course for flvo laps, each lap measuring 10 kilometers It Is expected that the present rec ords for sustained flight nnd speed will be broken during the week Tho city of Ilnslms hus mndo prep urallous for the moot. Around tho course laid out on the Uthai Plain grundstands have beon erected build Inns constructed nnd garugi- ru pable of housing 2000 automobiles built. An elnbornte system of t,-l.-phoning has boon Installed and res tiinrants nnd buffets elaborately flt- .. nro an the grounds. A speiful hall hits been built to receive the president. CHICAGO STILL FEARS A STRIKE M'niteU t'rM'lS.d 'vii Chicago. Aug7 21. Within the next week It wII bo definitely known whether thoro is to be u strike of tho motormen and conduc tors of the Chicago Railway com pany. The employes aro demanding an Increase In wages and have been threatening to strike, for a month, because the osmpany offlc'als refuso to accede to their demands. International President Mabon of the Carmen's Union arrived here to day from Detroit, to take perJbnnt charge or tho situation and Imm Uately went Into conference with tho officials of the local union. Fol lowing this conference. Mabon wl'.l put the demands of the mon up to the railway officials, and unless a settlement or a compromise Is brought about, the employe will walk )ut within the next week liiBiPtiem f ! ff tmitiif !