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VOL. XLIV. 2sT0. 13,707.
POBTLA2TD, OEEGON, MOm U, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Populist Watson's . Opin;
ion on Situation;.
LOST GHAHGE AS LEADER
Election a National Protest on
DEMOCRATIC PARTY A WRECK
Success of Reform Movement De
pends on Building Up Jeffersonian
Organization to Include Men
of Like Thought.
NEW YORK.-NOV. 13. Thomas E. "Wat
son, to-day gave out the following state
ment: "It ebould be borne in mind that-at the
time the Springeld convention tendered
' me the Presidential nomination, (the Peo
ple's party had ltad no real existence" as a
factor In National politics for eight years.
In the Presidential election of 1900 It gave
to its nominee only 6000 votes. To that
extent had the fusion of 1896 swallowed
up a movement which in 1894 counted
nearly 2,000,000 of votes and about 1500
active newspapers. Therefore "we had to
build from the ground up in 1894. "We had
almost nothing to start with in the way
of party -organlzaton, campaign funds and
newspaper support; we had only three
months In which to work.
"These things first considered, some idea
of what was accomplished, can be had
only when the official returns are known.
Up to this time no official statement has
been made of the vote, and I can only
guess what it was from information con
veyed to me by friends in various parts
of the country. These sources, of course,
Are not very reliable.
Claims 500,000 Votes.
''Basing an estimate upon them, how
ever, my opinion is that I received .some
thing" like '600,000 votes scattered through
so many1 states, 2?orth. and South, East
and "West, as to indicate that the, senti
ment which jslvesitg, ttbrdfcrttfyrarr' to
the People's party 1s National and not
sectional. I have found everywhere that
the current wasstrong. and deep., in f ayOr
of JefCeraonlan Democracy. I believe to
day Jibat if all -those -who believed in that
theory .of government could be -united in
harmonious action we could sweep the
"Mr. Roosevelt's overwhelming major
ity was not so much due -to the fact that
our people believe in class legislation, and
the j-elgn of special privileges. It was
not by any means an indorsement of cor
poration tyranny, the greed of the trusts
or the methods of combined capital.
"Mr. Roosevelt's majority over Mr.
Parker was duo mainly to two things.
One was the Immense personal unpopular
ity of Mr. Cleveland's second administra
tion. Unfortunately for Mr. Parker, h
became so completely identified with the
marauders who plundered the Government
during Mr. Cleveland's administration
that he had to bear all the odium which
they1 had incurred.
People Found Their Chance.
"The people have never had a chance
to show Just what they thought of that
second administration. Mr. Bryan's two
campaigns -did not give them the oppor
tunity. It was only when the old Cleve
land commission Retired the defeat of
Bryan and Hearst and dictated the nomi
nation of Mr. Parker that the masses got
the opportunity to vent upon a National
candidate the intense hatred which they
had been nursing for years against such
men as Olney and Belmont and Carlisle
and Cleveland himself.
"They knew that I could not be elected
and they were so eager to make the best
of the opportunity to safeguard "the coun
try against a repetition -of that saturnalia
of class legislation which marked Cleve
land's second administration that they
rushed to Roosevelt and gave him a ma
jority which does not under ordinary cir
cumstances Jbelong to the Republican par
ty. In other words, the personality of Mr.
Roosevelt and the unpopularity of Mr.
Parker's environment carried into the Re
publican columns vast multitudes of men
who under ordinary circumstances would
not be found there.
Rebuild on Jeffersonian Lines.
"My own plans for the future embrace
a complete organization of the people
along the lines of Jeffersonian Democ
racy, the re-establishment of reform and
a systematic propaganda of .Jeffersonian
principles," in order that in 1908 there
shall be a party of genuine opposition to
the Republican party and its present poli
cies. If political history teaches any
thing it Is that old parties never accom
plish any reform unless they are irresJst-M
ibly driven to It by pressure from with
out. I hope at least to be of some use
to my country in aiding those who will
apply that pressure. It is immaterial to
me who does the work which the reforms
want done, so that the work itself is done.
"I have no faith whatever that reforms
will be accomplished- by the Democratic
party. It is discredited in the eyes of
the people by a series of crushing defeats,
but it has been so vacillating in Its course,
it has changed' its principles so often, has
run frqm one extreme to another so re
cently, had such a magnificent opportun
ity in 1S92 to . work out the reforms to
which -it stood pledged and made such
wretched use of that opportunity, that it
eannot Inspire the confidence which leads
Wtttfinf of Democratic Partyv
"Since IMC, the Democratic party has al
jasst entirely boxed "the compass in poli
tical profession of faith. It has been for
pretty much everything until this year,
wfeea tt stood for everything or nothing.
according to the Interpretation which the
voter chose to put upon its ambiguous
"'Mr. Bryan, while a. great Democrat,
is not the Democratic party. There are
other distinguished Democrats, who are
yet to be heard from, and they may not
indorse his Populist platform. There is
John Sharp "Williams, of Mississippi; thero
is Joseph W. Bailey, of Texas; there 13
Senator Ben Tillman, of South Carolina;
hrrv is senator Morran. of Alabama:
'there is Senator John Daniel, of Virginia;
in fact, there are Quite a number of dis
tinguished Democrats, who may claim the
right to put in a word before 'the next
National Democratic platform is fixed.
"They may not be willing to take, for
instance, Mr. Bryan's 47 different systems
of Government railroads; -they may not
be in favor of some other planks in hl3
platform. Be that as it may, Mr. Bryan
ihas no more right at the present to say
what the Democratlp platform shall bo. In
1903 than any other distinguished Demo
crat. For the next four years the Demo
cratic creed must remain what the St.
Louis convention has made it, andlhe
machinery of the party must renfldn in
the hands of the men who now holdTlt.
Bryan Tied Up to Platfar.rri
"The air still rings with the eloquence
with which Mr. Bryan indorsed the .candi
date of the St. Louis convention, spoke of
him as the Moses of Democracy; spoke of
Parker's ideals as his own ideals and pro
claimed the 'sincerity with which he iwas
advocating both the platform and the
nominee of 1904. Mr. Bryan himself will
remain far four years 'as muclfboand by
the action of the St Louis convention as
he was when he made his whirlwind trip
"If the action at the convention bound
him then it binds him now. The election
did not release him. He can only be re
leased by another National convention,
and the National-convention will not meet
till 190S. Therefore, when Mr. Bryan cuts
loose from a platform which he so recent
ly asked the people to indorse in behalf
of Judge Parker, he takes a position
which is that of Bryan the individual, and
which cannot bind any other Democrat
"'For four yearn the Democratic sarty3r;
has got to stand by the action of the St.
Louis convention, whether they wish to -do
so or not. "What they did there Is official
and binding. Mr. Bryan himself gave it
"Again, Mr. Bryan has no substantial
reason for believing that he can ever get
the National Democratic party to adopt
the Populist programme which he has
just formulated. The Ttemocratic party
never did do It and the presumption is
that it never wllL The plutocratic ele
ment has Just, as much power within the
party now as It had when the St. Louis
convention met Indeed, it has more. It
has all the machinery now which the
Bryan men then had; it has the same con
trol over the newspapers which it then
had; therefore it is as certain as any
thing can be that they will again be able
to defeat Mr. Bryan in the" National con
vention when he comes before it with his
Knife Would Again Be Ready.
'Suppose, however, that he should be
victorious over them in tht National in
vention can they not knife him as "suc
cessfully as they did in 196? Is it not ab
solutely certain that they are just as
'much Joined td their idols" hoy as they
were then? wax tney. not oe as aesperato
and as unscrupulous in knifing their own
ticket as they were in" 1SS6? Every argu
'rnent based -on human nature' says they
"Then, if Mr. Bryan should win the
nomination on his- Populist platform' In
1908, the plutocratic element in his own
party will bar his progress and compass
his defeat Just as they did before. Again,
suppose that the plutocratic element
should triumph over Mr. Bryan In 190?
as they did In 1904. then Mr. Bryan will
have to submit just as he did submit in
1904 after having declared publicly and
positively that he would never support a
gold-standard nominee of the Democratic
party. Mr. Bryan could not bolt in 1908.
The time to have done that was in 19M.
That opportunity will not return. Ho
himself has set the example of submitting
to what was wrong because, although it
was wrong, it was regular.
"In short, the Democratic party .has this
hopeless situation: The Bryanltes cannot
drive out the plutocratic element the plu
tocratic element cannot drive out Mr.
Bryan. They exhaust their strength with
Internal struggles, leaving the party whero
its enemies can always defeat it at the
polls. There is this further-weakness ia
the programme of Mr. Bryan. The pluto
cratic element has shown that it can safe
ly defy him and combat him, although ho
is the nominee, whereas he submits to
them when they put up a plutocratic
"From a party so hopelessly divided, it
Is the rankest folly, In my Judgment, to
expect any reforms. From year to year
it is a dreary go round and round of one
faction fighting another faction, each of
which alternately whips the other and
neiuer ot wnicn ever wxups me enemy.
"I should bo only too glad to co-operate
in parallel lines and honorable terms with
any Jeffersonian Democrat like Mr. Bryan
or Mr. Hearst or George Fred "Williams
to accomplish a purpose which is common
to us all, but X believe that the best way
to assure the final success of the reform
movement is for us to build up a party of
Jeffersonian Democracy on solid founds.'
tions where unity of sentiment, goes hand
In hand with unity of purpose and' where.
therefore, some hope of accomplishing
that which wo wish to accomplish can bs
Solid South a Tool of Wall Street.
"In the South there are peculiar rea
sons why the present policy of the Demo
cratic leaders should be defeated, and a
better line of policy adopted. For the last
23 or 30 years the Democratic machine
politicians have made that great section
a mere tool in the hands' of "Wall street
and a handful of Eastern Democrats who
have no purpose in common with us, and
who use the electoral vote of the solid
South for their own selfish purposes. -
."In this manner, our Southern country.
which is an empire in itself, has been
made a province for a few great financial
magnates who exploit it for their private
gain without the slightest reference to the
welfare of the Southern people. The sit
uation Is pitiable. The degradation ot It
finds expression in tne pnrase, the solid
South would vote for a yellow dog on the
Democratic ticket As a Southern man I
am ashamed of such a state of affairs and
resent it profoundly.
If I can do anything toward accom
plishing the political Independence of my
own people from this slavish servitude to
a handful of "Wall street politicians, I
consider it a duty to do so. If the Peo
ple's party had no other mission than to
relax the grasp which the great railway
corporations have upon the commercial
throat of the Southern States, a grasp
which is maintained by the alliance be
tween Democratic bosses and "Wall street
financial kings, then it would have suffi
cient mission to warrant its continued ex
istence. Under the Thumb s.f Morgan.
"My own State of Georgia is as com
pletely under the thumb of .Morgan and
Belmont one of whom control the South
ern Railway combine.'' the other of whom
RUSH BIG GUN
Govern ment Factory at
Work-Night and Day.
CAPACITY IS OVERTAXED
Better Provision Must Be Made
for. Naval Ordnance.
REPORT OF ADMIRAL JAAS0N
No More Smokeless Powder Produced
at United Statei and Private
Factories Than Is'Flequired to
Meet Immediate Service.
CONDITION OF WORK.
12-Inch sun. Virginia, class. 'JO 32
10-lnch suns .. 9
8-inch suns, Pennsylvania
class 2 164
K)-calIber gun. Pennsylva
nia, class 118
60-calIber guni. Tennessee - -clas
3-lech guas 1..125 863
"WASHINGTON; Nov. 13. Lack of. offi
cers "for ordnance duty and the overtaxing
of the naval gun, factory, at "Washington
continue to be the two most serious
problems facing the Bureau of Ordnance,
according to the annual report of Bear-
Admiral Mason, Chief of Ordnance, Just
approved by Secretary Morton. The re
ports recommend a plan of reorganization
of the bureau and will be submitted later
with a view to Increasing the supply of
ordnance experts. Of the rush of work
at the naval gun factory Admiral Mason
"The naval gun factory has been run
ning night and day at full capacity," and,
although good progress has1 been made.
the congested condition of all work there
gives assurance that its capacity is being
overtaxed, and must. unlessthls capacity
Is materially iBcriased. eveaAaally .result
in failure to supply the ordnance- ouc.
of ships in time to meet the demands of
Guns Made and-Under 'Way.
"Of the 52 12-Inch guns required, the 20
for the Virginia class have been com
pleted, six of the 54-callber guns are being
machined', and the forgings for 22. of the
remaining have been'ordered and are be
ing delivered. Nine ten-Inch guns are
under construction. Of the 128 eight-Inch
guns required, 24 40-callber guns for the
Pennsylvania class of armored cruisers
are nearly completed. The naval gun fac
tory will make 16 of the SS seven-Inch
guns required, the others having been
contracted for by private companies.
"Of the 230 50-cailber guns required.
those ot the Pennsylvania class armored
cruisers .have been completed and 144 guns
required for the battleships of the Vir
ginia class ard the armored cruisers of
the Tennessee and St. Louis classes are
"For the armament of all vessels build
ing, 4SS three-Inch 50-callber guns are
required. One hundred and twenty-five of
these have been provided for and other
orders have been suspended pending the
development of an efficient semi-auto
matlo gun of this caliber. A vast amount
of. work has also been done by the gun
factory In alterations a,nd repairs of ord
nance material. Estimates for the im
provement of the gun factory and in
creases of the plant are renewed."
Powder Used as Fast as Made.
Smokeless powder has received atten
tlon. The report says the normal output
of private powder factories and ot the
Government factories at Indian Head and
Newport News is not greater than is re
quired to meet-the demands of the service.
Armor deliveries in the year have in
creased and the 'manufacture Of armor.
the report says, has progressed, in a sat
isfactory manner. There have recently
been some delay by contractors caused by
the non-delivery of armor, but the opinion
is expressed that this was due not to be
lated armor deliveries, but to unusually
heavy orders. To obviate the recurrence
of this, a reassignment of, armor con
tracts has been made by the bureau. Dur
ing the year 14.S49.80 tons of armor have
Projectiles, however, recently caused the
bureau difficulty, some of them falling to
meet the severe ballistic tests required.
Experiments recently have been made
to develop a special design of telephone
for use in communication on the ships.
Two hundred and seventy-four torpedoes
are required completely to outfit the ves
sels now In the Navy and the. demand is
greater than the supply at present. As
soon as the latest type has been devel
oped and tested, contracts will be'mada
for reserve, torpedoes.
TELLS OF ALASKA CABLE.
Material of .American Manufacture
Laid by American Soldiers.
WASHUfGTON, Nov. 13. General
Greely, chief signal officer of the United
States Army, in his annual report, gives
an interesting account of the work per-;
formed by his corps in establishing an
all-American telegraphic system in
Alaska, saying that the undertaking is
unique in the annals of telegraphic
engineering. The cables used in the
Alaskan system would reach from New
foundland to Ireland, and the land lines
from "Washington to Texas, there being
iwa mues oi came, uss miles of land
lines and 107 miles of wireless lines.
General Greely says the United States
has brought Southeastern Alaska, the
Yukon Valley, and the Behrlng Straits
region into -direct communication with
th rest of the civilised world.
General Greely say3 that after thor
ough const ration he has ec$4d to
install material of Asserlcan manufac
ture, to be operated fey American sol
diers, and to be laid fey American ships.
except some cable, instruments and ma
chinery. A select, force of men has
been so trained that today the signal
corps or the Army,- is competent to
operate in war emergencies a, subma
rine cable of any leagth.
".Repairs la Alaska are maintained,"
the report says, "by parties stationed at
log cabins about 4 miles apart, one
signal corps repair man with two as
sistants ot the Use of the Amy .and a
dog team being at .each cabIa-The men
meet the terrible conditions of hard
ship and privation uncomplainingly 'and
wnn a iorutuae characteristic Of the
The report says the same wireless
station has dally and uninterruptedly
transmitted .the entire telegraphic busi
ness of the peninsula, 5800 words being
exchanged in one afternoon Isptween
Safety Harbor and St. Michaels. The
signal corps of the 'Army, he says, is
now regularly operating the longest
wireless section of anycoramercial tele-
ficaiia system in me woria. xae annual
business of the Seattle cable is esti
mated at J2o,000, .nd .during the year
tnere nas oeen spent Jt,33b lor Alas
kan telegrams handled by the signal
Speaklngrof the Philippines he said
thatvtfeer.16 most ImDortant Island of
jJve archipelago are nojv connected by
caoie, wnicn lines, ne .aaos, are recog
nized as Indispensable both by the mill'
tary and civil authorities. During the
year there has been 'collected and de
posited In the insular treasury of the
Philippines telegraph lines receipts to
the amount of 558,675. there having
been sent, including Government busi
ness, all told, mora than 2,000,000 mes
sages, the net expense beng $325,901.
The report says it Is a matter of the
utmost Importance that signalling ap
paratus of suitable character be in
stalled at the more important military
defenses at the Atlantic and Pacific
Coasts, to permit of later-cotnmunlca-tlon
between the Army and the Navy.
It is strongly urged itf the report that
steps be taken by the United States to
adhere to'the International Telegraphic
Association and that ' international reg
ulations to govern telegraphy In time
of war be adopted.
Government Does Ne&Need Loan Now
WASHINGTON, Nov, 13. In view of
the published statement that Secretary of
the Treasury Shaw woulft call on Govern
ment depositaries for a loan of $20,000,000,
It can be positively stated tonight that
no such call In the immediate future Is
contemplated. There is, at the present
time, it was said, no pressing need for
such a call. Should It be made at all,
the probabilities are that It will be some
time during the month of January.
Secretary Shaw, when seen tonight, said
posed issuing the "call, but It may be
stated on authority that the call will not
be issued until January, and that may be
not then, unless some reason develops
for its issuance sooner, which at the pres
ent time is not felt to be the case.
Bears Message From the Pope.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. pnsl5ror
Chapelle, archbishop of. New Orleans, ar
rived in "Washington -last- night from a
two raonths stay Inianrtjoe, during which
time- he had- several audiences with the
pope. He saia mass at St. Patrick's early
this morning, and Utter spent a portion
of the -day at the Catholic university.
Tomorrow he will call on President
Roosevelt and deliver to him. a message of
good will 'from Pope Pius He will
leave for Now Orleans tomorrow night.
Mexico With Export Sugar.
MEXICO CITY. Mexico, Nov. 13. The
Sugar Planters' union, at a meeting here,
have considered the disposition of the sur
plus stock from last year's crop. It was
decided to export 10 per cent as soon as
the planters commence grinding early
next January. Another 10 per cent also
will be exported in February or March.
Conservatively estimated the sugar crop
of 1905 will reach. 250,000,000 .pounds, of
which the planters will control 150,000,000
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds.
YESTERDAYS Maximum temperature, GO
deg-.; minimum. 47. Precipitation, 0.03 Inch.
War la the Tar East.
Russian cruiser Oromobol reported badly dam
aged ax Vladivostok. Pare 4.
Cndrmlabes between the Russian and Japanese
armies. Page 4i
Proposed Increase of tax on Imports at Jap
anese ports. Page 4.
Revolutionary riots in Rlo e Janeiro at at
tempt at compulsory vaccination. , Page 3.
Russia is facing- & grave Internal crisis. Page 2.
Naval gun factory at "Washington Is overtaxed.
General Greely tells of isying of the Alaska.
cable. Page 1.
Commissioner Richard says Governor Cham
berlain'c yjarner Valley letter was not
marsea "personal ana connaentiaa. .rage 4
"Upbuilding of Populist party Is the only hope
of reformers, says Thomases. "Watson.
Municipal election contest will be very brisk at
Salem. Or. Page 12.
Schooner piles up on ledge in plain sight of
Tarpaulin Core lighthouse, on Maaeachnsetts
coast. Page 1.
TWabash train trreclced in North St. Louis; 14
persons Injured. Page S.
First snow of mason cuts off "Washington from
wire communication with oatslde. Page 1.
Raln and wet snow stops telegraph service
from New York to South and "West. Page 1.
Cattle rustlers caught skinning steer are shot
by officers In fight. Page-3.
Prank Natter fatally shot at Heppner. Or., by
T. C Creaswell, after a quarrel. Page 1.
Adolpb. "Weber taxes arrest .for murder of
father's family very -coolly.' Page 12.
American Federation of Labor Begins two
weeks' cession in San Francisco today,
University of Oregon team na hard game
ahead In contest with Agricultural College
men. Page 9.
Multnomah and Oregon prepare for great
Thanksgiving unc. Page 8.
.Portland loses, double-header to Los Acgelea.
PerUasd aad Vlciaky.
Tanner-Creek sewer report Co -be made today.
Appointment of John Rail as United. States
District Attorney 'sets politicians agog; Page
Social .(Ulement. .project discussed by MIsa
Prltckard. Page J3.
Visiting war correspondent describes battle of
IJao Yang. Page;8. ,
Many buildings belsg erected on the East
Side. Page -8.- ...-"
Dr. 'BrogBerv diaeasees the 'church and the
worklsgmaa. Page S. ,
Amy of peaniK-Ters waata Tfclr . coacea-
. stoats. Pge H;i ,
Sotaorsma mall ta'be asi'i lLdiay-Traggm taste4
Ckarle svwartfheiissijMir. "hotel &d pol-
Schooner Piled Up on
Bay -State Coast' f
CLOSE TO A LIGHTHOUSE
Driven by Terrible Gale Vessel
Tries for Cove.
AID CANNOT BE GIVEN CREW
Sailors -Seen Clinging to Rigging as
Darkness and 'Storm Shut Out
the View No Hope Is
WOODS HOLE, Mass., Nov. 13. The
two-masted schooner 'Arcularius, 'Captain
Naeon, of Rockland, 2e., tvent ashore In
a aevere northeast gale shortly before
dark tonight about three-quarters of a
mile west of Tarpaulin Cove, on the
Island of Kaushon. At sunset the waves
were breaking over the craft. No trace
of the crew has been found and fears are
entertained for the.r safety. The Ves
sel ia in a particularly exposed condition
and the chances of her being saved are
Keepr Carson, of the Tarpaulin Cove
lighthouse, and a man named Robinson,
one of the keepers of the Forbes' estate,
saw the schooner when she struck. It was
just before dark and a terrific gale was
blowing. The schooner was coming
through Vineyard Sound from the east
ward and was proceeding under her fore
sail, the gale being too fierce to permit
more canvas being carried.
Effort to Make the Cove.
The schooner tacked and tried to work
into the cove for anchorage, hut tha
wind bore Tier off, "and as she swung away
she struck with a crash upon a ledge of
rock no more than 100 yards from the
lighthouse. Carson and. Robinson were
unable to render any assistance to the
men on board of the schooner. The crew
numbered four men and all were plainly
een when the vessel e track, feutrdarknesa
set in almost immediately and nqthlng
more was seen of the men or the vesseL-
The nearest life-saving station oh 'the
north- side ot "Vineyard Sound is at Cut-
tyhunk. 20 miles from Tarpaulin Cove.
On the south, side of the sound there Is a
life-saving station at Gayhead, but that
is too- far away to be of any service in
today's disaster. Keeper- Carson had no
boat that could be launched, and -besides,
the seas were so high that nothing but a
surf boat could possibly escape almost
Instant destruction. 2q. lights were shown
from the schooner after she struck, and
no answer was given to the frequent
halllngs of Carson and Robinson.
A careful watch has been maintained
since the schooner struck, in the hope of
rescuing any sailors that might be swept
ashore. According to Carson it would
mean certain death for the ill-fated men
on board the vessel to attempt to reach
the shore in a small boat.
At 9 o'clock tonight, it was feared that
ail on Doara Una perished. The seas were
"breaking over the craft, and it was not be
lieved that eh would hold together until
daylight. She struck in a particularly ex
posed position, and no vessel could be ex
pected to stand the terrible pounding on
the jagged rocks to rbich bo was sub
Crew of Nautilus Rescued.
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 13. So far as Is
Jrnown only two vessels met disaster. At
Tarpaulin Cove, Naushon Island, the.
Rockland, Me., schooner Arcularius struck
on the rocks and will be a total loss, and
It is believed that tho four men comprls
Ing her crew have perished.
Another Rockland schooner, the Nau
tilus, flying before the gale, anchored in
a perilous position near the newDog Bar
breakwater, Gloucester Harbor, and will
be a wreck. It is believed, before morn
ing. Her crew was saved through the ef
forts of the life-saving crews of the Dol
liver's Light Station.
The schooner Bessie Parker,, anchored
at Vineyard Haven, parted her anchor
chains and drifted, ashore, but she can be
floated, it is thought, when the storm, has
RAIN AND SNOW IN NEW YORK
Fierce Blow Sweetie the Atlantic
Coast From South.
NDW YORK, NOV. 13. New York Is en
tirely cut off from the South and West
tonight by a fierce hurricane, accompanied
by rain and enow, .which is sweeping the
Starting from Florida last night, the
storm of .wind and rain, has come up the
coast with almost cyclonic speed. Early
this morning. It was off Cape Hatteras.
although its ever-gathering' force was felt
far to the northward.
Rain began falling In New York at 5 A
II.. and earlyln the morning changed to
"wet snow. The wind, which had been
blowing -moderately, veered to the south
east and shortly assumed hurricane pro
At 6 o'ciock tonight the local Weather
Bureau noted a velocity of 43 miles an
hour, which Increased to 46 saUes an hour
at 830 o clock. That speed kept up for
several hours. At 10 o docs the storm
center was Block Island, where the bar
ometer showed a pressure of, 38.92 inches.
with, the, wind blowing 7S miles an hoar.
At Nantucket, tho baroBaeter was a trifle
.higher, and the wind 99 sues.
Wire service out of New York is tied
up more effectually tonight than at any
other time since the bosmrd of las. The
Western Union and Postal Telegraph Cem
panles have no direct ceouatiafeatieB with
cities fartHer south thR Baltimore, an(
all Western points are cut off.
, T3m Postal ba been eabMnc seat oC its
jHOftt Hrgnt mcssmgt to Catsto. N. S..
from wirfeh point thr are wired to Xe
treat aifrd thence forwarded to- Chicago
over csawrtlen pucwe wlreev.
, atytfrUy' after wxxl. the tsOr9b
panles .commenced to feel tne effects of
tne storm. Aa wire after wire went down
and city after city was lost repair gangs
were notified, but owing to the- heavy
storm It was long after dark before the
ralUforce could be mustered. Late in the
afternoon it was reported that 100 poles
along the Srie Railway had gone down,
putting the New York-Buffalo-Chicago
wires by that route completely out of
Recourse was had for a. short time to
wires via Albany and Syracuse, but a few
hours afterward the pressure of the Ice
on the wires carried them, poles and all
to the ground outside Poughkeepsle,
thereby eXectively closing that service.
The "Western Union was able to keep open
to Baltimore, Philadelphia and most places
In New jersey, but business for other,
points save New England was only accept
ed subject to delay.7 Communication be
tween New York and Boston over all
lines was uninterrupted.
The telegraph officials are unable to
state the damage until they can com
municate with the territories affected.
Every effort is being made tonight to
make repairs so that a few wires may
be opened up to the South and "West by
the time business opens tomorrow. Owing
to the" completeness of the tie-up, the
men do not expect to accomplish much
in the way of repairs, until daylight en
ables them to examine the extent of
damage. The long-distance telephone
company has also been badly handi
capped In Its service. Many of its wires
are down in the southwest area, but as
its poles follow highways rather than
railway tracks, they are not as likely to
give way to washouts.
The Weather Bureau yesterday sent
out warnings, advising sea captains to
.remain In port over Sunday.
1 Owlnir to tha fierce downtxiur the
streets of New York were practically de
serted today.. The high wind played havoc
with the street signs, which fell In
showers. Many windows were broken,
and a few. passers-by were cut byjthe
signs and flying glass. Several boats
anchored off Staten Island dragged their
ILate in the evening a freight: barge,
apparently unloaded, was blown ashore
during the height of the gale In Sandy
Hook Bay. Tho vessel lies n a very
bad: position, with every sea sweeping
over her decks. The llfesavers are
standing by, but are unable to board the
wreck. The fate of the crew Is un
Owing to the high seas in the upper
harbor the ferryboats were compelled to
At Bellevue Hospital the storm was
felt severely. One of the large elma
standing on th campus was blown down.
and half a dozen men narrowly escaped
Later on a tent occupied by IS tubercu
losis patients was wrecked by the wind
and the suffering people were exposed to
the elements. They were removed to the
hospital as soon as possible, although
most of them were drenched to the skin.
At midnight the local Weather Bureau
said 1.4S Inches of rain and melted snow
had fallen. It was predicted that the
storm would be centered off the Provinces
tomorrow,- thence passing, out to sea.
RESCUE IN NEW YORK HARBOR
Volunteer Police Crew Man Launch to.
Save Ferry. Pasceniers.
NEW XORKr Nov.rlX--Afterone dfth
most desperate 'attempts at rescue ever
Been - in -New TorK harbor;,' tho 11' men
who were passengers orr the- 'wrecked
ferryboat Port Morri3 were taken off in
a small steam launch 'manned by a vol
unteer crew of harbor police. The Port
Morris left Nlnty-nlnth street for Col
lege Point at 6:30 o'clock with 11 passen
gers and four large trucks and their
drivers. The wind blew a hurricane across
Bowery Bay, and the waves were lashed
half way to the top of the craft by the
fury of the storm.
The vessel was proceeding slowly, pick
ing Its way through .the tortuous chan
nel, but the snow blinded the pilot and
shut out familiar lights, so that, when a
short distance from College Point, the
Port Morris struck a ledge. The heavy
sea forced the vessel into a rocky trap,
and she soon settled in a helpless posi
tion. The steamer's signals of distress were
answered by the Health. Department
steamer -Franklin Edaon, which made
many attempts .to stand by. The tide,
wind and darkness made this so perilous
that the Edson returned to New York
and sent word to the police boat Patrol,
a smaller vessel. The Patrol made five
Ineffectual attempts to reach the Port
Morris, and narrowly escaped going on
the ledge the last time. Unable to suc
cor the storm-bound craft, the Patrol
steamed to New York and called, for vol
unteers to man a- lifeboat. Six men re
sponded, and in the face of the biting
gale the boat started for the ferry-boat.
Before the life-savers could reach the
Port Morris, a small steam launch, sent
out by the captain of the Edson, got un
der the lee of the wreck and, after ex
treme difficulty, in which they we're sub
jected to great danger,, the 11 passengers
were, lowered into the launch. The four
truckdrivers refused to desert their
The launch attempted to land the pas-I
sengers, out, wita lis gunwales almost
at the water's edge and the waves sweep
Ins over the little craft, this was impos
sible, and after much labor the passen
gers were transferred to the Patrol, which
landed them at East One Hundred and
Washington Temporarily Cut Off.
. WASHINGTON, Not. 121 As the result
of a snowstorm, which set in here short
ly before 11 o'clock this morning, Wash
ington . tonight for several hours was
completely cut off from telegraphic and
telephonic communication with the out
side world. Later a wire was obtained
west, but none south, cast or north. The
Western Union and Postal Telegraph
Companies report great damage to their,
wires and their-inability to get -arty mes
sages through. '
Inquiry at the railway stations devel
oped tho fact that trains were departing
on schedule time,- but that Incoming trains.
were three or four hours late. The "snow
fall of today was the first of the season,
several Inches covering the ground. The
local telephone service was seriously
Little Damage In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA; Nov. 12. The south
ern storm wnicn oegan nere aoout o A. M.
today seriously interfered with the tele
graph and telephone communication in
this "vicinity. The telegraph companies re
port that wires are down In nearly all di
rections excepting- in New York and Bal
timore. Communications with the interior
of the state is entirely cut off.
Beyond the interruption of telegraph and
telephone service the storm did little dam
Two Hrm In Collision.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 13. It is apparent
from the meager ana fragmentary reports
afetateaeie by the local weather bureau
that the two storm b one from Florida,
the other from, the Great Lakes and Can
adanet. a few miles south of Washhie;
"toe .at about 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Rein, siftet, mow and wind continued un
til a lata feiour toift causing- an almost
eestatote prostration of telecrspfc and tei
pfcooe .wire oat at SaltiBsore.. There
Jkfwms, bo MrtoaB name ia. tins ettr.
Frank Natter, Heppner
Saloon Man, fs Dead. .
FATAL END TO A QUARREL
Was Twice in Altercation With
T. C. Cresswell.
f(rst time is hit by missile
After Opponent Is. Arrested Natter
Follows Him Up. and is- Killed
Dee Matlock Takes a Hand
In. the Tragedy,
HEPPNER, .Or., Nov. 13. (Special.)
Frank Natter, a saloonkeeper, ...wa3
shot and instantlykllled-by T.'C Cress
well at 11 o'clock- last night.
During the evening Frank Natter and
T. C. Cresswell became Involved in a
quarrel In which Cresswell struck Nat
ter over the head with a missile. For
this assault, Natter caused Cre3sweU's
arrest. At the suggestion, it is- al
leged, of Dee Matlock, Natter, In com
pany with Matlock, followed Cresswell
and the City Marshall to the Recorder's
office where Cresswell had been taken,
and there, notwithstanding- Cresswell
was under arrest, the altercation was
started anew. Hot words were fol
lowed by Cresswell's drawing- a revol
ver and shooting Natter three times.
The first shots hit Natter In the head
and breast, causing instant death. The
third struck a bank book In Natter's
vest and was deflected.
During the melee Cresswell was
struck In the mouth by a gun which
knocked out several of hi3 teeth. He
also received a flesh wound in his neck.
This shot was presumably from Mat
lock's revolver, as it 'appeared to have
been freshly discharged, while Natter's,
on the other hand, was - fully loaded
with, unexploded cartridges when it was
examined after the affray.
Natte.r was the proprietor of the
Brewery saloon... Ha was well thought
of in tha community. He was married
about three months .ago and left besides?
his widow, an. ag-cd father and mother.
The. inquest will, not be held until after
the .District Attorney, who i3 in Pendle
ton, haa been communicated with.
gUSTTTTTA VISITS CHICAGO.
Says His Mission Is Not Connected
Vith War With Russia.
CHICAGO, Nov! 13. Prince- Fushlma,
member of the Japanese royal household,
and special representative of the Mikado,
accompanied by three of his -countrymen
and a retinue of servants, arrived in Chi
cago today on his way to Washington to
call on President Roosevelt and to visit
the capital and Government officers. On
arrival in Chicago the party was taken
in charga by the Japanese Consul, wbo.
looked after their interests until tonight
at 6 o'clock, when they- loft for the East
over the Pennsylvania railroad.
r "There is no question of National Im
portance or phase of Eastern conditions
that I care to discuss," said Prince Fu
shlma through his Interpreter. "While
Japan It not at peace, we hope for & ces
sation of hostilities before long. My visit
has no particular significance except in
so far as it may serve to strengthen the
friendship that, exists between -Japan and
the United. States, but hls visit has no
connection with the war with Russia."
Double Purpose of Visit.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. His Imperial
Highness, Prince Sadanaru Fushlma, who
is on his way; to Washington from Japan,
visits this country by order of the Em
peror with a double purpose. First, to de
liver to the President of the United States .
a special message of good will' from the
Emperor of Japan and, second, to -visit the
World's Fair at St. Louis, where Japan
has a large exhibit.
While in Washington, the President hM
designated Mr. Pelrce, Third Assistant
Secretary of State, as his personal repre
sentative to attend upon the Prince and
arrange for his entertainment. Mr. Pelrce
will be assisted by Colonel Symone and
already several functions have been
planned, including a dinner at the White
House, a -visit to the Capitol and' Congres
sional Library, a lunch by the Secretary
of State, a reception by the Prince to the
gentlemen of the Diplomatic Corps at the
Arlington' Hotel, a trip to Mount Ver
non and' a dinner at the Japanese Lega
tion to the Prince.
From Washington the Prince will go to
tho World's Fair, where preparations for
his reception are being made by the Fair
authorities and the- Japanese commlsslori
ers. He will assume his, official character
only in Washington and St. Louis and
thereafter will travel incognito to New
York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago.
He may also visit several other large
cities, but as he will sail from San Fran
cisco on the Mongolia on December 38, his
stay In this country is necessarily much
ITAIIAK W0KES IS MOT.
Tear Gowns of Ecclesiastics and Are
Dispersed by Troops,
ROME, Nov. 13. The second balloting
today for members of the Chamber of
Deputies paseed off without notable inci
dents except at Forto Maggtore, near
Ferrera, one of the constituencies where
the Socialist Ferri was the candidate of
The church vote, was against Ferri. and
this fact provoked a hostile demonstra
tion on the part of the Socialists, whose
women violently attacked the ecclesias
tics, beating them and tearing their
gowns. The government had anticipated
trouble at this place and taken, pre
cautions accordingly. A company or cav
alry was ordered Ait and scattered the
rioters, making' many arrests and occu
pying the streets. SKgnor Ferri, from -a
balcony exhorted the people t be calm,
and predicted the triumph of Socialism.
Definite results will not:, be known until
tomorrow, but tonight's resalts confirm
rad emphasise the meaning; of last. Son
day's election, vise, condemnation ef ' the
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