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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1900.
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You should have a Pianola. Hundreds of flno pianos stand unused In the homes of
music-lovers because there is no one to play them. But few persons have time to
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SUPPRESSING HEW YORK VICE
Organization of the Citlsens Com.
xnittee Dives Closed.
NSW .YORK, Nov. 28. Organisation of
the citizens' committee for the suppres
sion of vice will not be complete before
Friday "or Saturday. This delay is occa
sioned by the great amount of good ma
terial, rather than the scarcity. Charles
Stewart Smith, to whom was left the
appointment of the -committee, insisted
that the men who accept places on the
committee of IS shall' be willing to con
tribute liberally of their time. Funds will
be forthcoming In plenty, but there will
be much -work-to be -done, and this will
fall upon the committee members. It is
understood that one exception will be
made. Ex-Mayor Abram S. Hewitt has
declined to .serve as a member of the
committee for the reason that he cannot
give to the work the time It requires.
Yet so keenly is it felt that Mr. Hewitt's
advice will be almost indispensable that
re will probably be persuaded to recon
s'der his refUBaL It Is possible that the
committee will Increase its membership
to 26. so as to take in 10 who may act
"Billy" McGlory's Hall, on West Fifty
n nth street, was to have been opened
t night by a big balL The police were
notified, and at the last moment the ball
was declared off. Michael Davis, pro
prietor of the Black Rabbit, the most
rotorious den in this city, was permitted
to plead guilty today before Justice Goff
in General Sessions to keeping a disorder
ly house. He was sentenced to eight
months' imprisonment In the penitentiary.
Honors for Pnuncefote.
LONDON, Nov. 2S. Truth, which has
always shown Itself particularly well in
formed as to diplomatic affairs, says it
is probable Queen Victoria will offer a
"Viscounty r an Earldom to Lord Paunce
f ote, the British Ambassador at Washing
ton, on bts retirement from the diplomatic
service, in recognition of his successful
embassy, adding, "all the more as the
mark of reyal favor will be much appre
ciated In the United States."
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COR. THIRD AND WASHINGTON.
KENTUCKY AT SMYRNA.
No Menace Against Turkey Said to
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2S. The battle
ship Kentucky arrived at Smyrna this
morning. The Navy Department has
given no further orders to the Kentucky
beyond those directing her to proceed to
Smyrna for a five days' stay. The de
partment has received a letter from Cap
tain Chester, of the Kentucky, mailed
from Gibraltar, telling of a storm which
the ship passed through on the Atlantic,
and the-opportunity it afforded of testlnc
, the seagoing qualities of the big battle
ship. The storm arose the 30th Inst, and
raged that day and the next. The waves
tore away the starboard lifeboat and beat
it to pieces. This was the only mishap.
Captain Chester says that throughout the
storm the battle-ship behaved beautifully
and showed excellent seaworthy qualities.
All Ferrouh Bey, the Turkish Minister,
called on Secretary Hay today relative
to the visit of the Kentucky to Turkish
After his talk with Secretary Hay the
Minister declared the Kentucky's visit
conveyed no menace and had no bearing
on the diplomatic relations between the
I Turkish Government and the United
States. He asserted with great positive
ness that the Sultan cherished the kind
liest feelings toward President McKlnley,
and the relations were most amicable.
Inquiry at the State Department and
i Navy Department today as to the Ken
tucky s mission elicited the simple state
ment that the visit of the battle-ship to
Smyrna had no hostile significance
Meanwhile it is understood the negotia
tions between Mr Griscom, our Charge
at Constantinople, and the Porte, for
the settlement of the missionary claims
and the question as to Dr. Norton's exe
quatur as Consul at Harpoot, are pro
gressing, with Indications that a compro
mise will be arranged.
" German Anibasador Resigns.
BBRLXN. Nay! 28. The North German
Gazette announces that Prince Munster
von Dorneburg, the German Ambassador
at Paris, has resigned, owing to his ag
Little Island Swept by
HUNDREDS WERE KILLED
Wreck of the Auxiliary Cruiser
FIVE OF THE CREW PERISHED
The Steamer In n Disabled Condition
Was Blown GO Miles Off
and Then Sunlc
NEW YORK, Nov. 2S Advices have
been received from Manila that the Island
of Guam was visited by a terrible ty
phoon November 13, which wrecked hun
dreds of houses, among them the head
quarters of General Schroeder.
The towns of Indrajan and Terraforo
w ere swept away and It Is estimated that
hundreds oJ the native population In va
rious parts of the island met 'their
deaths. The cocoanut crops were rendered
absolutely worthless and the vegetation
of the island was killed by salt water.
The storm came up In the forenoon and
swept across the island with amazing
The United States auxiliary cruiser
Tosemite, which was anchored adjacent
to the collier Justin, dragged her an
chor, and was driven aground 150 yarda
from the reef, her bows being crushed
In. A launch with a crew of five men
had previously left the ship to endeavor
to find a safe anchorage for the vessel,
the indications being that the anchors
would not hold where she was. The men
were not seen after they left the ship,
and it is practically certain that the
heavy sea which the storm kicked up
swamped the launch. The bodies of Cox
swain Swanson 'and Seaman George Anhel
were recovered after the typhoon sub-
HSldedliltjeiiHMtiwHIi 1'iji rssfr. V
The storm, veered around after the
Yosemite grounded and she was driven
off and carried onto the Somaye Cliffs,
where her rudder and propeller were
broken. Boatswain Sweeney and 12 of
the crew volunteered to take a lifeline
ashore. A boat was lowered for this
purpose, but It was swamped by a big
sea that swept over It. All Its occu
pants were carried away from the boat,
but they miraculously succeeded in reach
ing the land after an hour's struggle
with the waves.
Meanwhile, the atmosphere had become
of Inky blackness and the Yosemite,
which had again been blown off the land,
was drifting helplessly before the gale
which was blowing at the rate of 100
miles an hour.
All hope of saving the cruiser was
abandoned and the officers and crew pre
pared for the death they thought was
surely staring them in the face. A ma
jority of the boats bad either been
smashed or carried out off the davits and
those that were left could not accom
modate half the crew, even if It had
been possible for them to live In tne
enormous seas that were by this time
running. A sea anchor had been put out
and this held the Yosemite up in the
teeth of the storm and prevented her
from falling off into the trough of the
sea. She rode to this anchor and drifted
rapidly until G o'clock in the evening,
when the weather cleared.
The cruiser was then 60 miles north and
40 miles west of Guam. She had labored
so heavily that she had sprung a leak
and all hands, including her Commander,
Lieutenant Brief, and an engineer, work
ed heroically in trying to clear her of the
water that was pouring Into and rapidly
filling the forward compartments. After
the violence of the storm had subsided
an effort was made to start the en
gines. They were finally got to work and
the Yosemite, with her damaged pro
peller, struggled landward at the rate
of two knots an hour.
The water kept fining In the hold and
the ship was gradually sinking. At 1:20
P. M., November 15, the Justin, which
had started in search of the Yosemite,
picked her up and attempted to tow
her back to Guam. Two hawsers were
broken and it was then decided that it
was impossible to take her into port.
The cruiser was then scuttled, after which
she was abandoned, all hands going
aboard the Justin. The Yosemite sank
bow first at 3 o'clock and the Justin
stood away for Guam. Paymaster Bal
lard saved $6S,000, Mexican money, from
the sinking ship.
Not Reported in Washington.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 28. Neither the
naval or war officials had received any
thing up to a late hour tonight regarding
the loss of the cruiser Yosemite. Tha
presumption here is that the news of the
disaster was brought to Manila by the
War Department transport Sherman. Ac
cording to an arrangement with the Navy
Department officers, a War Department
transport calls monthly at Guam to de
liver mall for the people there, and, as
the Sherman left San Francisco about
November 1, with the expectation of call
ing at Guam, she probably learned of
the wreck on her way over, and reported
It on her arrival at Manila.
The Cruiser and Her Men.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. The Yosemite
was first commissioned April 13, 1S9S. She
had been station-ship at the Island of
Guam since the days of the Spanish War.
She is a 16-knot converted cruiser, of 6179
tons displacement, and is provided with
a main batteyr of 10 five-Inch rapid-fire
I guns ana a secondary oatiery ox six six-
pounders and Colt rifles. Her measure
ments are 391 feet In length, by 48 feet
extreme breadth. She has a mean draught
of 20 feet 1 Inch. Just before the out
break of the Spanish-American War, the
vessel was purchased by the Navy De
partment, fitted as an auxiliary cruiser,
and rendered effective service as orie of
the patrol fleet, being manned In part by
the Michigan naval militia. It is said
that her anchorage at Guam was off the
harbor of San Luis d'Apra, and that ow
ing to her draught, she was obliged to
stay six miles off shore. The harbor Is a
particularly dangerous one, owing to the
existence of a rocky shoal In the middle
and a particularly crooked channel.
According to Naval Register, the Yose
mite was manned by 18 officers and 267
men, but in her capacity as station-ship
not all of these were required, and un
doubtedly a part of them were ashore
engaged in duties at the naval station.
This probably would be true of her 'com
mander, Seaton Schroeder, who also is
Governor of Guam, and who probably left
the active command of the ship to the
ranking Lieutenant, Augustus N. Mayer.
The other officers accredited to the! ship
by the register are: Lieutenants W. E.
Safford, Albert Morltz. B. C. Blerer, En.
signs A. W. Presseq, H. L. Collins, A. N.
Mitchell and F. T. Evans, Assistant Sur
geon F. M. Furling, Assistant Paymaster
P. W. Delano, Chaplain L. F. Reynolds
and eight warrant officers.
THE PHILIPPINE" COMMISSION.
Financial nnd License Laws for the
MANILA, Nov. 28. The Philippine Com
mission has passed a bill requiring banks
to accept deposits whether in Mexican or
in local' currency, and to honor 'checks In
the currency in which the deposits
against which they are drawn were
A liquor license law for Manila has been
prepared which will debar saloons On the
Escolla and tome other streets from ob
taining licenses In the same localities
after the existing licenses expire. The
Commissioners dad the Provost-Marshal
Intend to relieve the Escolla of the pres
ent congested condition, largely due to
the presence of so many saloons. Under
the new law, the license fee will be ?300
In gold and the term six months.
Saturday the Commission will mall to
Secretary Root a report covering the first
three months' work, outlining existing
conditions, the progress made, the present
status of affairs, and the situation, gener
ally, and embodying suggestions as to the
future, together w 1th questions on certain
All the military on duty will be relieved
tomorrow, Thanksgiving day, except nec
essary guards on field duty.
The report cabled early this morning
that the United States transport Sher
man, from San Francisco November 1,
arrived last evening, was incorrect.
Denied by Asoncillo.
PARIS, Nov 2S. Agonclllo, agent of
Agulnaldo, declares there Is no foundation
for the statements that he resigned the
leadership of the Filipino junta in1 Europe,
or that he is going to Hong Kong to
superintend the supplying of arms to ths
nr ittie f,TT t muoo '
Pectoral Complications Noted From
ST. PETERSBURgTnov. 28. While the
attending physicians of the Czar until
recently asserted that no complications
had been observed In His Majesty's con
dition, a physician in court circles de
clared a few days ago that there had
been pectoral complications rrom the be
ginning, which, he added, explained the
influenza diagnosis of the early stages of
his slcknesb. He further asserted that
the illness of the tzar was in the first in
stance caused by the fact that he sat
between an open window and an open
door dictating, and that Baron Freder
icks, the Ald-de-Camp-General and Minis
ter of the Imperial Household, had been
greatly blamed because he was present
and did not remonstrate w,lth the Em
peror. The Physicians' Bulletin.
LTVADIA, Nov. 28. The following bul
letin was issued today by $he Czar's phy
sicians: "The Emperor passed a good day yes
terday. He sler an hour and a half. In
the evening his temperature was 98 2;
pulse, 68. He slept fairly well last night.
This morning His Majesty's condition and
strength are satisfactory. His tempera
ture this morning was 96.4; pulse, 68."
On the Road to Recovery.
LONDON, Nov. 29. Emperor Nicholas,
according to a dispatch to the Times from
St. Petersburg, is now considered on the
way to speedy recovery.
YERKES' LONDON DEAL.
Contract Signed for Electrifying
Charing Cross Road.
NEW YORK, Nov. 23. The World
Contracts were signed yesterday In
London and ratified in Wall -street for
the equipment of the Charing Cross,
Euston & Hampstead Underground Rail
way with electricity, at a cost of about
$20,000,000. Americans will furnish all the
capital for the enterprise. The contract
ing parties were Charles T. Yerkes, H. C.
Davis, A. U. Houseman and others, of
New York; J. J. Mitchell, of Chicago,
and the firm of Price & Reeves, of West
minster, England, electrical and general
contractors. The contract provides for
the excavation, as well as the electrical
equipment, of the road and its various
offshoots from Charing Cross to Hamp
stead, a distance of about seven miles,
including the contributory lines. This Is
an advance for rapid transit in London,
though there are two underground sys
tems already In operation. The new road
will probably be in operation before New
York's underground road is completed.
Vote of Utah.
SALT LAKE, Nov. 23. The official can
vass of the vote of Utah shows that 92,038
votes were cast for the National ticket,
of which McKlnley received 47,089, and
Bryan 44,949; McKlnley's majority, 2140.
Vote of Wisconsin.
,- MADISON, Wis., Nov. 2S.-The official
vote of Wisconsin follows: Republican,
265,866; Democratic, 159.285; Prohibition,
10.124; Social Democrat, 7095; Socialist La
bor, 624. Republican plurality, 106.581; Re
publican loss from 1896, 2169; Democratic
Commissioner Wilson's Funeral
WASHINGTON." Nov." 28. The funeral
of the late George W. Wilson, Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue, was heldTTat
the Rlggs House here today. The serv
ices were attended by Columbia Com
mandery. No, 2. K. T a delegation of
Templars afterward escorting the remains
to the Pennsylvania depot. The funeral
party started at 3 P. M. for Hamilton.)..
i where the Interment willtake place.
GAINED 48 PER CENT
Washington's Increase in
' Population in Ten Years.
518.103 IN 1900 1 349.390 IN 1890
Kins County Leads Off With Census
of 110,003 Count in Other Dl- '
visions of State.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. The popula
tion of the State of Washington, as cfll
cially announced, Is 618,103, as against 349,
390 in 1S0O. This is an Increase of 168,913;
or 48.2 per cent. The population In ISSu
was 75,116, showing an increase of 274,274
Census Figures of Washington From 1850 to 1000.
Island .... 1,870
San Juan 2.928
Walla Walla 18,680
Totals 513,103 349,390
or 365.1 per cent from 1880 to 1890. The
population by counties follows:
Adams 4,180 Lewis 15,lo7
Asotin 3,366 Uncoln 11,969
Chenalls i5.iZ4iuason s,mu
Chelan 3,931 Okanogan 4.683
Clallam 5,603 Pacific 5.9S3
Clark 13,419 Pierce- ..., s.5lo
Columbia 7128 San Juan 2.938
GowllU . 7.877 Skagit 14.272.
Garfield S.41S Stevens 10.543
Island 1,870 Thurston 9,927
Jefferson 5,612 Wahkiakum .... 2,819
King 110,003 Walla Walla.... 18,680
Kitsap 6,767 Whatcom 24,116
Kittitas 9,704 Whitman 25,360
Klickitat 6,407 Yakima 13,462
Population of Idaho.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. The popula
tion of Idaho by counties and minor civil
divisions, as officially announced by the
Census Bureau today, gives a total foi
the state of 161,772, an Increase during the
decade of 77,387, or 91.7 per cent. Part of
the Increase is due to the total of 4163 per
sons on Indian reservations, etc., not in
cluded n the general population In the
1890 census. Of the 33 Incorporated places,
only five have a population of over 2000,
Boise 5,957!Moscow 2,484
Pocatello 4,046 Wallace 2,265
'Other States and Territories.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. The popula
tion of South Dakota Is 401,570, as against
328 808 in 1890; an Increase of 72,762, or 22.1
per cent. The population of the Indian
reservations is: Cheyenne reservation,
2357, Rosebud reservation, 5201; Standing
Rock reservation, 1658.
The population of North Dakota is 319,
146, as against 182,719 in 1890; an Increase
of 136,427, or 74.6 per cent.
The population of Tennessee Is 2,020.093,
as against 1,767,518 in 1890, an increase of
253,098, or 14 3 per cent. The population
in 1880 was 1,542,359, showing an increase
of 225459, or 14 5 per cent from 1880 to 1890.
The population of New Mexico Is 195,210,
as against 153,593 In 1890; an Increase of
41,717. or 27.1 per cent.
The population of Oklahoma Is 398,245,
as against 61,834 In 1890; an increase of
336,411, or 544 per cent.
Result of the Enumeration of the
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. The Census
Bureau today Issued a bulletin giving the
results of the enumerating of the domes
tic animals in lnclosures, but not on
farms or ranges. Of 1,878,207 barns or ln
closures reporting domestic animals,
which was substantially one-third of the
total number of farms in the United
States, 784,560 contained 1.466,970 neat cat
tie, L355.638 lnclosures reporting horses
contained 2.833.877 horses, and the atrerre-
gate of other animals reported as fol
lows: Mules 162.115; asses, 12,870: sheep,
156,470; swine, 1.592.861; goats, 47,652.
The number of different kinds of ani
mals to an inclosure presents but little
variation in the several divisions of the
country. In general it Is smallest In
states where there Is a large urban popu
lation, and largest In states or territories
in which there are no great cities. It is
only LI in the cities containing over 50,000
inhabitants; 3.2 In cities containing be
tween 25,000 and 50,000 Inhabitants, and
1.6 for the remainder of the United
States. The number of neat cattle to the
Inclosure is smallest In the North At
lantic States being 1.6, and largest In
the Southern Central States, where It is
2.5 per cent. The average of horses is
lowest In the Northern and Central
States, being 2.7 in both, and is largest in
the North Atlantic division, where It is
7.0. The average of sheep, mainly report
ed In connection with stockyards, ranges
from 13.2 in the Western States to 31.9
in the North Central. Florida has the
largest average, of swine, 8.3. Goats are
more numerous in the South Central
States, where the average is 3.9. The av
erage Is 2.2 for the country.
The number of different animals to an
inclosure is smallest in the North Atlan
tic States, where It is L3, and largest in
the South Central, where it Is 1.7. In
the North Atlantic and North Central
States there Is very little variation in the
average number of animals to a barn
or inclosure. That amount varies from.
1.5 to 1.8, wth the exception o Illinois,
In which the average is 3J. The higher
average of Illinois is due to the pres-
Jcnce in Chicago of stockyards, and in J
Gowiiu 7.577 SKagu "",. i7S0rf n " iv iZl,J&- one night, and the next daj
IDtraghoi-i.. 4,936. 5kainanlav....a,6S34heai on-Ramori: 1
(Ferry- 4,663 Snohomish 23,95oTheld responsible. The victory was a re- -rhi w6K notiw Amer,
SP ?SSpokane.M 57.542 Uarkable one, though not Unexpected. hnd Jg VL chtne'a'Sr?
Peoria of 'extensive feed yards. Of the
Individual states, Florida reports the
largest number of neat cattle to an la
closure; this is 3.6. Louisiana comes next
with 3.5, Mississippi and Indian Territory
follow with 3.2, Arkansas 2.9, New Mexico
and Colorado 2.8, Alabama 2.7, and Texas
Horses, mules and neat cattle. Includ
ing dairy cows, are least numerous In
the larger cities and more numerous in
the smaller ones. Sheep and swine, how
ever, show the reverse. The greater num
ber is due to the large stockyards and
packing-houses. For cities with over 100,
000 inhabitants, Kansas City and Mem
phis report the largest average of horses
and mules, Chicago of sheep, Indianapolis
of swine, and New Orleans and Milwau
kee of goats.
SEEKS NO REWARD.
Senator Hnnna Declines to Be a Can
didate for President.
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 2S. A commit
tee representing the M. A. Hanna Repub-
18S0. 1870. I860. 1850.
"921 40i '2S5 Y.V.'.'.
638 40S "m '."'.'.'.
5.490 3,081 2.SS4 643
2.062 730 40G
!!!. ' '.i'.Y. II!KV '.'.'.'.'.'.
1.087 626 294 '.'.'.'.'.'.
1,7L2 126S 531
6,910 2,120 302
1.73S 866 544
4.055 "329 230 "'.'.'.'.
2.C00 8SS 3S4 553
"639 "2Sa "l62 '.'.'.'.'.'.
1645 "7S8 420 '.'"'.'.
3,319 1,403 1,115
"809 "l33 173 '.'.'.'".
1,387 599 ...
1,215 734 ...
3,270 2,246 1,507
1,598 270 42
8,716 5.-30O L318
3,137 534 352 .-...
Hcan Club, of this city, which recently
passed resolutions Indorsing Mr. Hanna
ad a candidate for the Presidency In 1904,
called upon the Senator today at his
office to" present the same. President Gal
lagher, of the club, who acted as spokes
man, referred to Mr. Hanna as the Her
cules of the Republican party.
"IfMr, McKlnley had been defeated?"
and the credit lay with the man who Is
entitled to his reward."
The reception accorded the committee
by Senator Hanna was most cordial. In
replying to his visitors, he laid stress
upon his appreciation of the honor con
ferred upon him, and said:
"I believe In my heart that I have only
done my duty to the country to my peo
ple. I seek no public office and I seek
no reward. Although I deeply appreciate
the feeling expressed by my neighbors
and friends It canont be the crowning
act of my life to sit in the Presidential
chair. I am growing old, and expect to
retire after my Senatorial term expires.
Your kindness and consideration in what
you deem to be the proper course deeply
touches me. but my candidacy for the
presidency is absolutely out of the ques
tion, and is not even to be thought of."
THE CUP DEFENDER.
Keel "Will Not Be Laid for a Month
BRISTOL, R. I., Nov. 28. Information
as to the new cup defender's hull was
given today at the Herreshoff shops. The
keel will not be laid for some weeks to
come. The date will conform to the
completion of the stiffening process of
the hull of the "ZO-footer Rainbow In the
south shop. There Is yet so much work
to be finished on this big sloop that It
will take about four weeks to put her
In shape for launching. By that time,
the keel for the new defender will he
ready on the floor of the shop. The run
ning of the lead keel will come two
days later, or- on or about December 27.
The working plans for the new craft are
-While there is some evidence to In
dicate that the new defender will carry
a larger amount of canvas than the Co
lumbia, It is believed that the area of
the sails now being made will not be
much greater. Another important pro
Jest is the adoption of all steel spars with
the exception of the bowsprit and spin
naker pole. The introduction of a steel
topmast would be a novel feature, es
pecially if that spar Is to be of the tele,
scoping variety. The oak frames for the
keel mold were shaped out three weeks
ago, but are not yet quite finished.
The plan for the keel mould indicates
a shorter and deeper keel than is on the
j Columbia, and for it an order of 95 tons
of lead has been placed In New York.
Building of the Shnntroclc
GLASGOW, Nov. 28. Though George L.
Watison, the designer of Sir Thomas Lip
ton's new challenger for the America's
cup, admits that the lines of the Sham
rock II are quite settled upon, and that
the building of the yacht Is In progress,
he will not tell in which Cflyde yard she
is being constructed. He said he had a
lesson with the Valkyrie. Every precau
tion, he added, was taken then, but the
American reporters gained admission to
the yard and published particulars about
her. He declined to give an opinion as
to whether these details guided the
Herreshoffs. But, h said, he was taking
care to prevent any facts leaking out
LINCOLN. Neb., Nov. 23. In answer
to a congratulatory address presented by
the Bryan Home Guards some days ago,
Mr. Bryan today sent a letter to H. F.
Rookey, thanking him for the expres
sions of esteem, and concluding as fol
lows: "Whea a political party meets with re
verses, the greatest consolation the can
didate, has, aside from the approval of
conscience, is the knowledge that he re
tains the confidence of those with whom
he was associated, and I thank the
guards for this assurance. The contest
between Democracy and plutocracy will
go on. and those who believe In the Dec
laration of Independence and the doc
trine of equality before the law must
still defend human rights from the en
croachment of greed."
TO SAVE POLTALLOCH
Effort Will Be Made at Once
to Float Stranded Bark.
IMPOSSIBLE TO TAKE SHIP TO SEA
Vessel Is About 2000 Feet Distant
From Deep 'Water at Entrance
of WHIapa Harbor.
ASTORIA. Or., Nov. 23. Captain
Young, of the stranded bark Poltallooh,
arrived here this evening on the tug
Astoria, and will leave early tomorrow
morning with an anchor and cable to
make preparations for floating the ves
sel. She Is resting easy on the sands
about 2000 feet from the channel, Inside
the entrance of Wllllpa Harbor and is
nearer to It than to deep- water at sea.
The beach there runs In ridges, and tho
vessel is over the outer one. rendering it
impossible to take her to sea, but she
is to a certain extent protected from the
force of a storm.
The anchor will be placed as near the
Inside channel as possible with the. steel
cable leading .to the vessel, and she will
be kedged to It with the assistance of
tugs during the high tides of next week.
Captain Young feels confident the vessel
can be saved, but further than that"Will
make no statement regarding the wreck
In No Danger Unless Gale Comes Up.
SOUTH BEND. Wash., Nor. 2S.-The
stranded bark Poltalloch during the night
drifted farther In shore and Is now on the
main beach but resting easily In a ba
sin foraed between two sand bars. Cap
tain Young has wired to Astoria for
300 fathoms of wire cable and another
tug and he has some hopes of yet pull
ing her off. She will have to be pulled
Into the bay a distance of half a mile
as she now lies. She has taken in no
water as yet and is in no danger of de
struction unless a gale springs up. All
of the crew have been taken off. The
greatest difficulty will be to get a haw
ser to her.
SAVED BY YAQUIS.
Narrorr Escape of Imprisoned Amer
icans in Mexico.
PHOENIX. Ariz.,Nov. 23. A private
message received here this morning by
Pedro Garcia from Tora, a small settle
ment south of Guaymas, Mex, says that
two weeks ago five Americans wera Im
prisoned there, and escaped summary ex
ecution through the Intervention of Ya
quls Indians. A gang of Mexicans and
Yaquls and five Americans were at work
on a dredge Much ill feeling existed be
tween the Americans and the Mexicans.
An American named Welis and a Mexi
can -named Ramon, foreman of the srantr.
fought one night, and the next day a
had charge of the machine, and were ar
rested at once, charged with planning his
death. They were thrust Into jail, and
the Mexicans, while drunk, decided to
shoot Wells and the other Americans.
The Yaquls, whom Wells had befriended,
heard of the plan, and sent word If the
Americans were molested, tney would at
tack the Mexicans. The Indians sur
rounded the jail and guarded it all night.
The Mexicans finally agreed to release
the Americans on the condition that they
would go away.
ISLE OF PINES.
Cubans Object to Giving It Up to the
HAVANA, Nov. 23 With reference to
the suggestion that the United States will
claim the Isle of Pines, the Discussion
"It Is either a canard or a feeler. If
the latter, then It Is unworthy of the
United States. To attempt such a rapa
cious robbery .would be brutal aggression.
If .Cuba Is to be free, so ought the Islo
of Pines to be. Cuba should be regarded
as a whole. The Isle of Pines has always
been considered a part of Cuba, and has
been under the government of the Prov
ince of Havana. The people there were
allowed to vote at the election and the
Spaniards there had the privilege of in
scribing In connection with the declara
tion or nationality."
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
A typhoon swept Guam, killing hundreds of
natives. Page 1.
The cruiser Tosemite was wrecked at Guam,
The Taf t Commission passed a banking law for
Manila. Page 1.
Germany's demands are modified. Pace 2.
The powers are debating' on tho wisdom of
sending an ultimatum to China. Page 3.
The Dowager Empress Is trying to Induce tho
Emperor to return to Pekln. Page 2.
Krnger has nothing to hope for from, Prance.
The beet-sugar conference will reassemhls at
Brussels. Page 2.
Tbo German Ambassador at Paris resigns.
Washington's population In 1900 Is-018,103.
Page 1. .
Other census figures are announced. Page 1.
Senator Frye believes the ship bill will pass
this or next session. Page 3.
Contracts for 11 armored ships will soon be
awarded. Page 3.
Many tributes were paid to the. memory of
Senator Davis. Page 2.
Game wardens joined Indians In killing game
in Colorado. Page- 3.
Rear-Admlral McNair Is dead. Page 3. .
Three men were seriously Injured by an ex
plosion in the Ashland mine. Page 4.
Laborer on bridge near Grant's Pass was in
stantly killed in collapse of the structure.
Recommendations for membership of Oregbn'S
text-book commission. Page 4.
Brief review of mines In the Sparta district. In
Eastern Oregon. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine-.
Clese of the Phillips corn deal la Chicago.
Continued dullness In the wheat markets.
Some steadiness in the Eastern wool market.
Two grain cargoes cleared yesterday. Pags B..
Fraser salmori ships. Pago 5.
Effort will be made to float the Poltallooh,
Mrs. Park Brandt committed suicide by tak
ing carbolle aold. Page 8.
Several new street-car lines will be built on
the East Side. Page 8.
Assessment tetals for Multnomah County show
an increase of tl,19i12. Page &