Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 16, 1901, Image 1

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Return of Chapelle.
NEW YORK, Dec 15.-Archbishop Cha
pelle, of New Orleans, lately papal dele
gate to the Philippines, returned from Eu
rope today on the La Bretagne. Monslg
nore Chapelle was sent to Manila bj' the
pope in 1899, at the suggestion of Presi
dent McKlnley, to settle the friar ues
tlon. On the way home from this mission
he stopped at Rome, and tomorrow he
will make his report to President Roose
velt The archbishop declined to discuss
his mission abroad before making his re
port to the Washington authorities.
"Warater la Wisconsin.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec 15. From 16
degrees below zero in this city at an early
nour tnis morning, the weather has grad
ually moderated until, at 10 o'clock to- '
night, thermometers register 5 degrees
above zero. It is getting warmer through- j
eut the state. j
ROBERTIXE Is a positive proof
against irritated skin and
chapped face. It is the oalr
thing for those who desire a
clear complexioa to Bse this cold
weather. It Is soothing, healing,
and a necessary adjnact to every
lady's toilet. Yoar frlCHds all ase
it. Yoar Draggist sells it.
"Wholesale and Importing Druggists.
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The Perfection
of Wail Plaster
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and upward.
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Chile's Proposal.
LONDON, Dec 16. A dispatch to the
Times from Valparaiso says that Chile
has proposed to the Argentine Republic as
a basis for the settlement of the diffi
culties between the two countries that
Chile shall disavow all Intention of treat
ing the roads in the disputed territory as
evidence of previous rights of possession,
that Argentine officials shall withdraw
from doubtful territory, and that paths to
facilitate the work of the British Com
mission shall be constructed at the Joint
expense of both countries.
Golnchorrskl May Resign.
VIENNA. Dec 16. A rumor is current
here that Count Goluchowski, the Austro
"Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
is about to resign, owing to the refusal of
Emperor Francis Joseph to sanction his
arbltrary.proposal to satisfy German com
plaints arising from the anti-German dem
onstratlbns in Gallcla,
One Mas "Was Killed and Elevea
Per ons "Were Hart la a
Smash-Up oa the Great
HELENA, Mont., Dec 15. A special to
the Independent from Kallspell nays a
wreck occurred on the Great Northern
Railroad near Essex, In the Rocky Moun
tains, at 2 o'clock this morning. The en
gine, mall car and smoker remained on
the track, but all the others wore derailed.
Some cars were overturned and all were
more or less wrecked. The accident was
due to rails spreading:.
One man was killed. Otto Erickson, en
route from Sweden to California. Ke was
probably smothered to death. Among the
Injured are:
JOSEPH B3PP, of Blackfoot, badly
bruised about the head and body.
JACK MILLER, of Blackfoot, bruised,
not severely.
YALE GLEASON, a San Francisco
traveling- man, braised, not seriously.
MR. TYOLE, advance agent of the Mc
Phee company, badly out and bruised.
Others injured are three old ladies, ono
young girl and three men, whose names
ca-anot be learned. One woman had her
collar-bone broken, and was injured in
ternally; the other two suffered broken
ribs, and were Injured internally. The
young lady Is said to be seriously hurt.
She was pinned under the wreckage, and
had to be chopped out. In all Id passen
gers are reported injured.
The cause of the wreck is believed to
have been the parting of the rails. The
debris caught fire, but the flames were put
out by the uninjured passengers. There
Is said to have been much looting during
the excitement. The train was going at
a rate of 25 miles an hour when it broke
In two. The air brakeswere set imme
diately, preventing a more serious acci
dent. The largest number of injured wore
In the- day coach. All were asleep et the
time of the accident.
Dae to a Conductor's Failure to Obey
ROCKFORD, 111., Dec 15. Failure on
the part of a conductor to obey orders is
supposed to have been the cause of a
head-end collision on the Illinois Central
Railroad, between Irene and Perryville,
early today. The two trains "rtreVe the
-TOSt-bgadyB BB mmaA3ttlnNO. 4 .tKlB
ireignt train irom umcago going west.
As a result eight people are dead or mis
sing, and 11 injured. The known dead
are: "
RICHARD ORMBBT, Chicago, engineer
of passenger train.
JAMES REARDON, Freeport, fireman
of the passenger train.
ican Express messenger.
J. W. FUNK, Chicago, brakeman of
passenger train.
DAVID BEEHAN, Freeport, engineer
of freight.
EDWARD CAREY, Freeport, freight
Missing and supposed to be dead:
Newsboy on passenger train, name un
known. Section foreman from Irene, name un
known. The seriously Injured, so far as the
names could be ascertained, are: H. C.
Wellman, Chicago, right arm crushed at
elbow, taken to Rockford City Hospital,
condition critical; D. Abrendent, Chicago,
cut and bruised; J. H. Qulnlan, passen
ger conductor, cut and bruised, crushed
about the chest, taken to Rockford City
Hospital, condition critical; W. B. Keefe,
Sioux City, la., head cut severely; Frank
Stanlcman, New Athens, 111., cut about
head and arms; Thomas Tendricks, New
Athens, cut and bruised and hair scorched
The trains met In a slight bend In the
track, both running at full speed. The
smoker, express and baggage cars were
piled on the locomotives, penning In
the occupants of the smoker. Only three
of the half dozen persons in that car
escaped. The others were penned in and
if not Instantly killed, were roasted to
death and their bodies, along with those
of the engine crews, were enUrely con
sumed. All efforts of the survivors to
reach the victims were unavailing. The
flames drove them back from every point.
The temperature was 20 degrees below
zero and an Icy wind was blowing across
the prairie, the point where tho wreck
occurred being a shallow cut, affording
no protecUon. The Injured were without
hats and wraps and suffered terribly. By
the united efforts of the survivors, the
way-car was pushed hack from the
wreckage to escape the flames and the
wounded were placed on the bunks in
side. Two hours elapsed before any relief
was at hand. Then an engine arrived
from the East and pulled the way-car to
Irene, three miles distant. A relief train
from Rockford arrived at the scene of
the wreck at 1:50 A. M. In the meantime,
the injured had been brought back from
Irene In the way-car and were trans
ferred to the relief train and brought to
Rockford. All tho Injured are doing well
except H. G. Wellman. who is In a criti
cal condition. Wrecking tralnB have
been at work today and will have the
tracks clear tonight. Six bodies were
recovered from the debris, but were
charred beyond recognition.
Conductor Qulnland, of the passenger
train, was able tonight to talk of the
wreck. He said:
"We were trying to make up lost time,
when suddenly there was a crash, throw
ing us all to the front of the car, I man
aged to clear myself from under the seat,
where I was thrown, and, finding two
men close by, tried to release them. This
I was unable to do, and as they did not
respond to my calls I escaped through a
window, being scorched by the fire as I
crawled out. so Quickly did the flames
spread. As I remember, there were eight
men in the car, and I find that only two
of them got out. The rest wero doubtless
burned in the wreck."
In their stories of the disaster, all of
those who escaped from the wreck dwell
upon the horror of tho Ore and the rapid
ity with which the wreckage was eaten
up by the flames. Almost lnstanUy after
the first terrific crash an oil car close to
the freight engine exploded, the oil add
ing fuel to the names, and causing a most
terrific spectacle, to the horror of which
was added the groans and cries of the
dying men, who were pinned down In the
awful debris, and met death in the flames
that quickly consumed every vestige of
the ill-fated trains. Persons who were
attracted to the spot by the nolsa of the
s ft ' f' V -
collision and the flames of the blazing
cars, were unable to render the unfortu
nate victims any assistance,, as the Are
spread so rapidly that in less than 15 min
utes the cars had been consumed.
Blame for the Wreck.
CHICAGO, Dec 15.-J. W. Higglns,
general superintendent of transportation
of the Illinois Central, places the blame'
for the wreck at Perryville, HL, on the
conductor and engineer of the freight
train. They are said by Mr. Higglns
to have disobeyed orders, which were 'to
stop at Irene, several miles east of Perry
ville. Mr. Higglns said of the wreck:
"It was a bad wreck and a lamentable
accident. It was due to the fact that
the engineer and conductor of the freight
train failed to obey orders. The passen
ger train was delayed by the cold weath
er and It was three hours and 40 minutes
late when the freight train going east
reached Coleman, 40 miles west of Chi
cago. Coleman Is the passing point for
the two trains. The conductor and en
gineer of the freight train were instructed
that the passenger train was late and it
was their duty to sidetrack at Irene,
which they neglected to do.
"There was no explosion that we can
get information of. Employes who were
aboard the trains say that both were
running at full speed and that the shock
Tvas terrible. It seems there were three
distinct blows due to the recoils of the
cars. Two men say that they were
thrown down three times in rapid suc
cession. The entire passenger train and
a large part of the freight train were
demolished, with the two locomoUves."
Three Lives Lost in a Freight Wreck
on the Pennsylvania.
freight train on the Philadelphia & Erie
division of tho Pennsylvania Railroad
went through the bridge spanning Lyco
ming Creek, between this city and New
berry, at 6 o'clock this morning. Three
lives were lost. The dead are:
JOHN MARTZ, engineer.
GEORGE HARLEY, all residents of
The train was known as fast freight
No. 83, and was running three hours late,
owing to the disarrangement of the sched
ule in consequence of the storm. The
bridge spanning the creek was a two-span
iron structure, the first span of which
gave way. The engine and nine cars
were engulfed in the Icy waters. The
creek was greatly swollen as a result of
the heavy rains, and it Is presumed the
middle piece had been weakened. No ef
forts could be made to reach the bodies on
account of the height of tho waters.
Schley "Will Follow Whatever Coarse
His Counsel Advises.
BALTIMORE, Dec 16. Rear-Admiral
Schley has notified Attorney-General
Raynor that he is ready to take any ac
tion with reference to his case, that Mr.
Raynor may advise. Mr. Raynor ex
pects to meet the Admiral in Washing
ton tomorrow or Tuesday. When asked
whether he favored a Congressional inves
tlgaUon. Mr. Raynor said:
"I doubt whether a proceeding of this
sort is the proper one. It generally as
sumes a political aspect. At this time I
am of the opinion that matters should
be prosecuted in the courts. There are
plenty of ways In which this can be dono,
and this week we will begin to consult
and determine upon our course of ac
tion." Among the telegrams Mr. Raynor has
received since the publication of the find
ings of the court of Inquiry was one from
a gentleman In another state, who asked
that his Identity be kept a secret, with
an offer of $10,000 for the necessary ex
penses attending a further prosecution of
the case. The offer was declined.
If No Agreement Is Reached, the
Matter Will Be Fought Out la
Caucus at Colambns.
CINCINNATI, Dec. 15.-&Tuch Interest is
taken In the expected trip of George B.
Cox and other Republican leaders to
Washington this week. Owing to the
cont&it between the friends of Senator
Foraker and SenatorHanna over the or
ganization of the Legislature, there is an
unusual agitation all over the state. The
long-distance telephono has been In use
dolly between Washington and Ohio cities,
and especially with certain Republicans
at Columbus and Cincinnati, and now it
Is reported that there may be another at
tempt at compromise by a conference In
Washington beforo the Republican caur
cusses ore held at Columbus two weeks
from next Saturday. If no compromise Is
made, it is reported that both Senators
Foraker and-Hanna may come to Colum
bus after Congress adjourns for the holi
days, to marshal their respective forces
for the caucus contest.
During the campaign ofthe past Sum
mer it is reported- the Ohio Senators co
operated In the Interests of the Republi
can ' candidates, for the Legislature, as
Senator Foraker's successor Is to be elect
ed now (January 14), and Senator Hanna's
successor- two "years hence. The Junior
Ohio Senator was interested as well as
the senior ''Ohio Senator, because It so
happened that about 8 per cent of the
members-elect are on their flrst terms and
are expected to be serving their second
terms when the election of Senator Han
na's 'successor takes place In the next
The Hanna men assert that, the Foraker
men proceeded after the -election to form
slates tor the organization of both
branches of the Legislature, with ulterior
views, notably that of the retirement of
Hanna two years hence. The contest
about two weeks ago broke out into open
conflict, and now there are opposing tick
ets, composed of Foraker and Hanna men
respectively, for the caucuses of both the
Republican Stato Senators and tho Repub
lican Representatives. The opposing can
didates aro not limited to the presiding
officers, but the factional lines are carried
on down the list to clerks, sergeants-at-arms
and everything.
Many leading Republicans from Ohio
have visited Washington the past week,
and none reports any prospect of peace or
compromise, so the indications are that
the contest will continue for almost three
weeks longer.
Colombian Liberals and Veaezaelans
Take the Tovrn.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao, Dee.
IE. The Venezuelan General Vlncente
Sanchez, who is now here on his way
from Maracalbo to Caracas, reports that
1000 Colombian Liberals, distantly support
ed by 4O00 Venezuelan troops, captured the
Colombian seaport town of Rio Hacna
(on the northwest coast of the Guljlra
Peninsula), December 10, after Generals
Clodomlro Castillo and Clrio Pupo
both Venezuelans, had defeated 2000 Co
lombian Conservative troops near Trelnta.
(Trelnta is about SO miles southwest of
Rio Hacna in Colombian territory.)
General Rafael Urlbe-Urlbe Is directing
'thsl campaign from Maracalbo, where he
has obtained lukewarm Venezuelan sup
port. Upon learning of the Liberal vlr
tory at Rio Hacha. General Uribe-Urlbo
immediately proceeded south to the Prov
ince of Tacbira, The Colombian Conserv
atives made an attempt to Intercept hlnr,
but were foiled by means of a decoy arm
ored train. Uribe-Urlbe's forces are now
moving along the Venezuelan-Colomblpr
frontier. Their objective Is said to be
Bucaramanga, in Colombia, which It has
been reported has been "ost to the Colom
bian Government. The Liberals are also
said to have taken possession of the cap
ital of the Colombian district of Tollma.
Venezuela has renewed her war meas
ures since the rejection of Chile's offer
of mediation. Her present position is
wakened by grave army frauds, implicat
ing the eldest brother of President Castro.
The followers of Castro's brother are
dwindling away. The Venezuelan General
Davila has also been charged with whole
sale thefts of cattle on the Guljlra Penin
sula. Davila Imprisoned the Mayor oi
Slnamalca, In Guljlra, and caused the ar
rest of the chief of staft of General Vln
cente Sanchez. He has been replaced In
Guljlra by General Ollvarez. The charges
against him are brought by President Fer
rer, of the State of Zulla. Ferrer has re
signed h!s position In disgust. Davila has
been formally accused of murder. It Is
3ald he Is to be made military command
ant of Caracas. Maracalbo Is restless and
a popular uprising Is apprehended.
Relations Not Broken Off.
BERLIN, Dec. 15. The report that dip
lomatic relations between Germany and
Venezuela have been broken off is semi
officially denied.
Suicide of a Victoria Contractor.
VICTORIA, B. C. Dec 15.-1. W.
Fleming, a local contractor, was found
dead this morning, hanging from a tree In
Beacon Hill Park. He was reported min
ing by his wife last night, and as his
stoneyard Is on the harbor front. It was
feared he had fallen Into the water and
been drowned. No reason has been as
cribed for the suicide.
General Bell adopts a concentration policy In
Batangas Province. Page 2.
General Torres submits to the American author
ities. Pag 2. .
An insurgent Major and 42 men were captured
by Lieutenant Henaev?. Page 2.
Maxconl will Improve his wireless telegraph
apparatu. Page 2.
The Argentine Government is studjln? Chile's
reply. Pace 2.
Botha was wounded In a recent engagement.
Pare 2.
One man was killed and 11 persona were hurt
in a wreck on the Great Northern. Page 1.
Conductor'e failure to obey orders caused the
Illinois Central wreck. Page 1.
The Hanna-ForaKr agitation is growing In
Ohio. Page 1.
Eastern and Central Pennsylvania were visited,
by destructive nooda. Page 2.
The backbone of the cold wae Is broken.
Tage 2.
Tho Hauso will take up the matter cf war tax
reduction after the holidays. Page C.
Pacific Coast.
Chehalla County may lose its delinquent taxes.
Page 6.
An O. K. &. N. yardman was run over at The
Dalles. Page 6.
Hold-ups are again frequent at Salem. Page C.
Portland and Vicinity.
Arthur Venvllle. naval hero, killed in Philip
pines, was given military burial. Pago 10.
Mrs. Henry Ingram sustains probably fatal in
juries In runaway accident. Page 5.
Portland kindergartens will open today. Page
Ictectlve Joseph F. Rellly's clever work In
solving mystery of Dalles train wreck.
Page 9.
Captain of bark Pinmore will face board of
Inquiry Tuesday. Page 10.
Mount Tabor citizens elated over extension of
free mall delivery. Page 8.
Thomas E. Wilson explains Lewis and Clark
Centennial Club schema, Pago 10.
"Dock Grnlnhnndlcrs Paid SO to 25
Cents ner Hour The Primrose
and Xeliton Cases Other
Marine News.
TACOMA. Wash.. Dec. 15. So many un
usual and unexpected factors have arisen
in the wheat exporting business this sea
son that It is more difficult than ever be
fore to make an accurate forecast of the
amount of wheat that will be handled by
the three ports from which the entire
crop of Oregon. Washington and Idaho
will be shipped. Tacoma and Beattle
have already broken all previous records,
and Portland has done the same. Just at
present the exports of the two Puget
Sound ports are but a small percentage
less than the shipments from Portland.
The difference In Portland's favor at the
turn of the year will be so small that
Puget Sound papers are already becom
ing unduly excited over It and are mak
ing more extravagant claims than are
warranted by the facts in the case. In an
estimate printed In The Oregonlan early
in September it vas shown that Puget
Sound, through a record-breaking yield
and much new acreage in territory which
Portland could not reach would handle
over 47 per cent of the crop of the three
states. This estimate was based on an
unhampered movement of the crop
through the channels in which It would
ordinarily flow. Unfortunately for Port
land, a number of factors have arisen
which have diverted much wheat and
flour to Tacoma and Seattle. Lack of
tonnage for handling the offerings of flour
for the Orient early liw the season divert
ed several thousand tons to Puget Sound
ports. Later came the strike mutterings
along the Portland water front, and ex
porter's quietly ordered a number of ves
sels to Tacoma and Seattle which had
been chartered to load at Portland, and
incidentally ordered the wheat over the
Cascade Mountains. Then came the
weather embargo, which held back a
large fleet of ships from the Columbia
River, without keeping a corresponding
number out of Puget Sound. To offset
these three very prominent factors which
had such a bad effect on Portland's ship
ping business, the only disadvantage suf
fered by Puget Sound ports was a car
shortage early in the season. Even thla
did not cut down the exports to any ap
preciable extent, for the ships were held
on demurrage until the wheat was
.brought . in.,
?" . - ,-
- Tacotwa- 'AVhcot Bnsiness.
Tacoma has -made some great strides in
the wheat business, and the new docks
from which this business is handled are
equal In every way to any in
Portland. For -quick dispatch, however,
Portland will always lead the Sound
ports, as the rise and fall of the tides
through the day disarranges chutes,
staging, etc., sufficiently to cause some
loss of time that Is never experienced at
Portland. The stevedoring charges are
24 cents per ton higher here for that rea
son. This extra charge for stevedores
as a tax on the business- Is nullified how
ever by the lower scale of wages paid
the dock wheat handlers. The maximum
rate paid wheat handlers on the docks In
Tacoma Is 25 cents per hour, and on. ono
of the docks where the work Is stead
ier than on the others but 22 cents Is
paid. These wages appear to be suffi
ciently attractive to draw big crowds
of men down to the docks every morn
las', artd yesterday more were turned
away than could be put to work. The
claim Is made for the Portland dock wheat
handlers that the Portland dockmen aro
better at their business than those who
are working on Puget Sound. This roay
be true In some cases to a certain ex
tent, but the figures certainly show a
percentage In favor of the Sound. A dock
crew of 12 men with a foreman and In
spector In one day last week put 700 tons
of wheat on board a ship at Tacoma at
a cost of less than 3-i cents per ton.
This cost Included the foreman's wages
at per day and the inspector at $3 per
day. This same firm of exporters on
whose dock this showing wa3 made are
operating at Portland with men at 35
cents per hour, and while tnclr figures are
not obtainable, the fact that they are
J credited with ordering more ships here
than any other firm would Indicate that
the results are less satisfactory than at
There Is a very large floating popula
tion here from which dock crews could be
recruited, but the greater part of the men
employed are permanent residents of the
city, and some of them are in quite com
fortable circumstances. As a class they
line up quite favorably with Portland
men. While 22T cents Is the lowest price
paid on the Tacoma docks, some of the
grain docks at Seattle are paying as low
as 20 cents. The work at Seattle, how
ever, Is not nearly as steady as that at
Tacoma, and. accordingly, warehousemen
are unable to secure as good a class of
laborers, the Tacoma men probably prov
ing cheaper at 234 and 25 cents than the
Seattle men at 20 cents. All of the wheat
Is loaded here with electric conveyors
similar to those manufactured from Cap
tain J. A Brown's patent. The stevedor
ing work on the ships Is all done by Mc
Cabo & Hamilton, the senior member of
the firm being an old Portland stevedore,
whose name Is still used at Portland, al
though he Is no longer connected with
the firm of Brown & McCabe.
While most of the ships make use of the
bottomless harbor of Tacoma as a dump
ing ground for ballast, some of them are
brought alongside the docks and the
ballast used for filling in, the hills which
rise up from the water front having con
tributed about all that can be spared for
that purpose. The lumber vessels, hav
ing no dumping ground -at the mills, con
tinue to use the bay for disposing of
their ballast.
3Iany Portlandera Here.
With one or two exceptions the grain
business Is handled by Portland men, or
men who made their start in that busi
ness in Portland. Alexander Bailie, for
many years In charge of Balfour, Guth
rie's business In Portland, is at the head
of the firm in this city. The Puget Sound
Warehouse Company, which has devel
oped so rapidly In the past year that it
can give the Pacific Coast Elevator Com
pany a close race for supremacy In that
line for first place, is managed by E. P.
Noonan. formerly In charge of the West
ern Warehouse Company's system at
Portland. KIs chief clerk Is Mr. C.
Reamer, an old Pacific Coast Elevator
man. The Northwest Warehouse Com
pany 3 busincw here is handled by Al
fred Sutton, formerly manager at Port
land for Eppinger & Co. The Puget
Sound Flouring Mill Company, which is
Concluded on Sixth Page.)