THE MORNING OREGONIAtf, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28. 1904. Steamer Pounding to Pieces in Dense Fog. ASHORE ON FIRE ISLAND Captain Refused Aid of Life Savers Yesterday. that reached the Oregon Coast Saturday morning moved southeastward to the Texas coast, -where It. was central Mon day morning, and then moved to the Missouri Valley. In the last 24 hours it has Increased greatly In Intensity and forms today the most severe wind and rain storm of the season throughout the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley, Tennessee anil the East Gulf States. Heavy downpours ots rain, accompanied by thuriHer storms and high, shifting winds, have occurred In the Lower Mis sissippi Valley Tennessee and the Lower Ohio Valley. The Mississippi Valley dis turbance will move northeastward dur ing the next 36 hours. NO BOAT CAN LIVE IN GALE So Dense Is the Mist That the Stranded Drumelzeir' Cannot Be Seen From Shore, Only Two Hundred Yards Away. NEW YORK, Dec 27. Efforts to learn whether Captain Nicholson -and the crew of the British tramp steamer Drumelzolr are still aboard the vessel, which Is aground on the bar at Fire 7sland, "have been unsuccessful and to night the life-savers are still watching from the beach in the hope of com municating with the ship. Hidden In a black fog and pounded by fierce seas rolling from the south east, the steamer tonight was in im minent danger of going to pieces. If her captain and crew of 32 men are Mill on the ship, they face almost cer tain death in the heavy surf breaking over the sandy beach. The captain would not let the life-savers take off his crew yesterday when the seas were not running so high, and, today It was too late to help them. No lifeboat in the world could be launched in the teeth of the gale that was plowing up and down the shore. The fog was so thick that the strand ed vessel could not be seen from the fihore, 200 yards away. Two tugs were sent to the vessel last night, but as no report was received from them to day, it is thought they may have left her to escape the storm. NEW YORK HARBOR COLLISION Panic Caused Aboard Ferry-Boats Loaded With Passengers. NEW YORK, Dec. 27. A collision on the river resulted from the thick weather during the morning rush hours. The ferry-boat Chicago, of the Pennsylvania Line, loaded down with commuters, was run into by the New Haven Railroad's big steam transport Maryland In the North River, Just off Cortlandt-street slip of the Pennsylvania ferry. The transport crashed Into the rear of the ferry-boat .and tore away a large part of the deck work over the stern. No serious damage was done to the 'hull. While a dense fog hung over the river and harbor this afternoon, the ferry-boats Bergen and Musconctong, of the Lacka wanna Line, crashed into each other near Hoboken ferry slips, and for a few min utes there was a wild panic on both boats. The Bergen had left the New York side, and was approaching the New Jersey side under reduced speed, crashed into her. Except for slight bruises, no "one. was hurt, and neither boat was seriously .in- jurea. ' - Rain and Sleet In New York. NEW YORK, Dec. 27. Rain and sleet, with a rising temperature, followed yes terday's snow storm, having greatly im peded traffic in and about New York. Telegraphic communication has been con siderably handicapped, and all through trains from the West and North are de layed, owing to slippery rails. In the city the rain and sleet, freezing as soon as It struck the ground, made walking hazardous and Inconvenient, and whenever there was a grade on the sur face roads there was great trouble. On the elevated lines brilliant electrical dis plays marked the passage of trains over the ice-coated third rail. As the rain descended, it froze in a firm layer- on all exposed rails, and made elec tric circuits almost Impossible. Because of the holiday an unusually small num ber of cars were run In the boroughs, and the Ice had plenty of time to form. On the Brooklyn elevated lines trains sup posed to run in half an hour rrom the bridge to the end of the line required x.early two hours for the trip. The rain, sleet or drizzle, with the tem perature only half a degree below freez ing, was welcomed by the Bureau of Snow Removal, but it was admitted If the tem j.erature should fall much further. In stead of rejoicing there would be gloom. The snow packed In the streets would 1'reeze, and it would require great efforts to break it loose. In addition to the delay caused by sleet. the congested traffic of the upper harbor and the North and East Rivers, crowded with ferryboats, was hampered by a fog so dense that it was still almost dark at 7.30 A. M., and ferryboats bringing the thousands of people employed In this city from Jersey City and Brooklyn picked their way slowly from slip to slip In con stant danger of collision. BLIZZARD IN THE SOUTHWEST Heavy Snowfall Is Piled Up by Heavy Winds. KANSAS CITY. Dec. 27. This portion of the Southwest today Is in the grasp oi a genuine buzzard, tne first severe cold weather of the Winter. It extended through Missouri, into Nebraska and Iowa, over the whole of Kansas and Into Oklahoma and Indian Territory- Snow ffll to a depth of nearly a foot and. driv en by a high wind, drifted badly. Street car traffic In Kansas City waa demoral ized, while railway trains in every dlrec tlon were delayed and some stalled. At some points, particularly north of Kansas City, In Iowa and Nebraska, tele phone and .telegraph wires were rendered useless by sleet and for many hours com snunlcatlon north of St. Joseph into those states waa Impossible. The thermometer is close to the zero mark, showing a fall In temperature since midnight of 11 dcg.. and a fall within 24 nours oi jo aeg. More snow, with a continued fall In temperature, was predicted. The snow storm ended tonight, but the emperature is expected to go down to zero or lower before morning. At 9 o clock the thermometer registered 8 de grees above zero. Cars are running on tui or tne street-car lines tonight. .Be lated trains are arriving at the Union Sta tion from all directions. COURSE OF THE STORM. From Oregon Coast to Texas, and Now in Mississippi Valley. WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Reports to the Weather Bureau today say the torm All Kansas Feels the Storm. TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 27. The storm which began here last night has assumed the proportions of a blizzard and the tem perature Is at zero, with a strong wind blowing, which drifts the enow badly. Street railway traffic is practically sus pended and castbound trains late on all the railroads. Reports received here at the Weather Bureau ' headquarters and at the general offices of the railroads In dicate that the storm cxterids to all por tions of Kansas. The Santa Fe reports that telegraph wires ore working, but the Rock Island Is having much trouble with telegraph wires. Only one wire la working as far west as Herington, and at 9 o'clock thia morning communication with the Southwest linos and the Northwest line to Colorado was almost completely shut off. Reports from Western and Central Kansas tonight say that the temperature is steadily falling, after being near zero all dav. and will Drobably reach 10 be low Stero before morning. The snow is piled in drifts, and much loss Is reported among the cattle on the plains. Railroad traffic Is In bad shape, nearly all trains being hours behind time. The telegraph companies have trouble with wires, espe cially to the West. Trains Are Delayed. WICHITA. Kan., Dec. 27. The first real blizzard of the Winter, which began late yesterday, was utill In force early, today. The thermometer stood at six" degrees above zero at 7 o'clock this morning, the coldest weather of the Winter. Streetcar traffic was tied up for an hour this morn ing and la still crippled. All railroad trains are late. Rainfall in Kentucky. LOUISVILL.E, Ky., Dec 27. The South tine rffflvpfi durinc the nast 36 hours the first soaking rain in many months-. In the territory from the Ohio River to the Gulf and from Texas over into Georgia ih Snrimr-llkt weather of the oast few days has been broken by heavy rain?, fol lowed by high winds. In several places a cold wave has sent the mercury scurrying to the bulb, a fall of 9 degrees in one hour being recorded at Nashville. At Louisville there, was a rainfall of tven Inrhps. Mountain streams are fill In ir up and crops will be greatly benefited. A boating period in tne unio seems assured, and many places suffering from a short age of coal will soon have their wants supplied. St. Paul in Grip of Blizzard. ST. PAUL. Dec 27. This part of the state Is in the grip of a blizzard and the snow piling up in drifts is delaying trains and streetcar traffic The storm extends oer the entire Northwest, and all trains are more or less late today. The Pacific Coast lines were hard hit. One Great Northern train due Monday afternoon was reported 20 hours' late. The Northern Pacific Coast train was reported almost six hours late. TWO LETTERS FROM PADEREWSKI Glowing Trll u cs Ftn the Pen of Great Pianist. Private Car "Rlva." En route to San Francisco. March 24, 1900. To The Aeolian Company, New York: Gentlemen As an admirer of the Aeolian, the wonderful merits of which I have attested to In a former letter to you, I have now much pleasure In adding my tribute" to your latest Invention, the Pianola, which I consider still more In genious. It is astonishing to see this Httlo device at work, executing the masterpieces of pianoforte literature with a- dexterity, clearness and velocity which no player, however great, can approach. Every one who wishes to hear absolutely faultless, free 'of any kind of nervfiusaess. piano-playing,, should buy a Pianola. It is perfection. Wishing you well-deserved success, I am, Yours very truly, I. J. PADEREWSKI. Chalet RIond-Bosson Morges. November 7, 1900. To The Aeolian Company: Gentlemen I desire to order another Pianola for use in my residence. Will you kindly select an Instrument In rose-wood, and have packed with It rolls of music, and shipped via steamer? I. J. PADEREWSKI. Since the above letters were written the Metrostyle has been added to the Pianola. This little device enables anyone to follow whatever Interpretation Is Indicated upon the muslc roll and lmnart to the compo sition exactly the expression of the highest musical autnoritles. JFaderewsKi nimseit has personally marked a number of music rons witn nis own interpretation. u.neso compositions can all be obtained from us with the Paderewskl Interpretation. Metrostyle Pianolas. Pianola Pianos. which include the peerless Weber. Aerl olas. Aeolian Orchestrelles and Aeolian Pine Organs, sold only by Ellers Piano uouse. wi wasnmgton street, corner iarK Slush and Water in Streets. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27. Traffic of every sort In this city was badly ham pered during the early hours today by a dense fog. Rain fell during the night. A heavy thaw resulted, and this, following the two days and a half of snowfall, con verted the streets Into rivulets. Train service was irregular. Wind Blows In Indiana. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec 27. High winds are prevailing today throughout In diana. At Elklnsville a schoolhouse was unroofed and several children were In jured. At Vincennes the wind unroofed the Blackford brass plant and blew down a portion of the walls. A lumbor plant was also damaged. Wisconsin Traffic Delayed. LA CROSSE. Wis.. Dec 27. A blizzard prevails in Wisconsin today. At Superior the wind reached a velocity of ,40 miles an hour. Traffic Is delayed. Rain Follows Snow in Jllinois. BLOOMINGTON, 111.. Dec 27. The first severe snow storm of the Winter raged in Central Illinois -'today, following a heavy lain of two days. ARRESTED AT JAILDOOR. John Bough Has Serious Charges of Swindling Against Him. PHILADELPHIA, Dec 27. Charges of conspiracy, false pretense and for gery. Involving $130,000, are made against John Bough, alias Baker, who was committed in the City Hall Police Court today, to await requisition pa pers from the New York authorities. New York detectives arrested Baugh as he was leaving the county prison, where he had served six months for swindling operations In the name of the Boyer Sign Manufacturing Com pany, of Philadelphia. According to Information here. Bough and other persons who have since dis appeared established an insurance com pany under the name of Lloyds Insur ance Company, of America. The con cern. It is alleged, wrote $4,000,000 worth of fire Insurance and colected $150,000 In premiums, the insured hav ing been led. It Is charged, to believe that Bough was the 'American agent of Lloyds of London. , Six 'months ago a collapse followed an alleged nonpayment of policy and the prosecution claims that- the dis covery was then made that the safe was filled with assets In the shape of worth less deeds and mortgages. DODGE CASE AT A STANDSTILL Jerome Refuses to Sue When. Matter Will Reach Grand Jury. NEW YORK, Dec 27. The development of the Morse-Dodge divorce case was practically at a standstill today. Whether or not the case will be brought before the grand jury, tomorrow Is a question that District Attorney Jerome refused to an swer. Except for Dodge, who will be the state's chief witness in any criminal prosecution, none of those who are likely to be Involved has been arrested. The testimony of Dodge, as contained In the long confession he made and signed, will need corroboration. Holland Will Observe Neutrality. THE HAGUE, Dec 27. The report that Holland will place Sabang, in the Straits Settlements, at the disposal of the Rus sian Second Pacific Squadron, is devoid of foundation. It is learned in official quarters that Holland will observe the same strict neutrality in her colonies as at home. Story Told by Jockey Hoar. NEW YORK. Dec 27. Jockey Hoar in formed the police tonignt mat tne young woman known here as Cecil Hall, who Jumped to her death "last night from the window of a lodging-house In West Forty-sixth "street, was in his company yes terday afternoon and that be went "with her to the door of her houc. There he left her, he said, and about an hour later he called her up by telephone. She appeared to be In good spirits and asked him to write her. He ' admitted having met the young woman while he was riding at a recent Bennings meeting and that he came to this city with her at the close of the meeting. VESSELS IN VERY BAD SHAPE Russ Says They Would Not Be Able to Reach the East. ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 27. In an outspoken article, in reply to a recent letter of Admiral Blerlleff, which ap pealed to Russians not to criticise the condition of the navy openly, the Russ today declares the time is passed Tor si lence, in view of the fact that the "old system of concealing facts is responsible for the loss of 150,000,000 rubles worth of warships and has covered us with shame and grief. It would be absurd to hide the defects that can still be repaired in the ships which remain at Cronstadt and Llbau. Wo have already criminally wasted enough time." The Russ enumerates the defects In the ships still In Russian waters, averring that the peculiarities of structure of several of the vessels destined for the Far East make the voyage dangerous, and the torpedoboats are In such a shock ing condition that It is a matter of sur prise that the authorities accepted their delivery. Torpedoboats intended to e inforce Vlce-Admlral Rojestvensky mu.it clearly not be dispatched with the nu merous defects which have been proved to exist In them. ' "Even If Admiral Rojestvensky is a clever leader and his 12,000 comrades are heroic sailors, everyone knows that we have imposed upon them an almost su perhuman task in consequence of our not being furnished with a true account of tho gravity of the events which have oc curred since tho fatal night of Febru ary 8." "WILL BUILD ADDITION. New Machinery Palace is Not Large Enough. It was generally agreed at the meeting of the committee on exhibits of the Lewis and Clark Exposition board yesterday that. In order to do Justice to exhibitors and to the Fair, not only an extra build ing would have . to be built on the grounds, but an "L" must be added to the east end of the Machinery and Transpor tation building. It was an adjourned meeting, held for the purpose of hearing the report of Director of Exhibits H. E. Dosch on the amount of space available and the requirements of the exhibitors; and when the wide divergence between the two was learned, the only question was, how much more space was needed. Mr. Dosch reported that he had ap plicants for almost twice as much space as there Is now available. The situation and the possibilities for the obtaining of more space were illscussed with the final agreement that a building 375 feet long and 240 feet wide would probably be suffi cient If an "L" were built on each end of the Machinery and Transportation building. Thee would house everything now In sight, except the educational ex hibit, and a fit place for that was believed to be the gallary of the Oriental building which Is already built. Final action regarding the new building and orectlng the "Ls" will be taken Thursday at .the meeting of the executive committee, and meanwhile President Goode and Mr. Dosch wiU visit the grounds and discuss the feasibility of the projects. If they find the size of the new building 'as given too small, they are to report the fact to" the executive commit tee, and a larger one within limits will be erected In Its stead. Mr. Dosch be lieves'; however, that he will be able to take care of exhibitors with the addition al space agreed upon by the committee on exhibits yesterday. JNEW BANKS AUTHORIZED. Davenport National and First Na tional of Boston. J OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash i ., t-o ? Tiif Controller of the lll&iuu, - - - Currency has authorized the Davenport National uanK, oi uaveniiuu, w begin business with a capital of $100, 000; A. Kuhn. president; D. M. Drum heller, vice-president; Martin McLean, cashier. , , . rrti.. n.n.Allir Vina nlxn niltlinrlzea AUG VUIll.. u -i ...... the First National Bank, of Preston. Idaho, to begin business with a capital of $25,000, James Pingree. president; Joseph scowcroii, vice-iJi;ucjw. . ... R, Nelson, vice-president; John C. Greaves, cashier. Postoffice Appointments. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash ington, Dec 27. -Leslie G. Sickles has been appointed regular and Albert Jones substitute rural carrier of routo 2, at Everett. Wash. Wllllanf W, Scott has been appointed Postmaster at Peach, Lincoln County, Wash., vice Emma J. Young, resigned. BEBESF0RD IN COMMAND. Succeeds Admiral Dormville of the Mediterranean Squadron. LONDON, Dec 27. Vlce-Admlral Lord Charles Beresford has been-appointed to succeed Admiral Dofmville. In command of the Mediterranean squadron on May 1. LipmanWoIf e & Co. "Our Great Sale" - Opened With a Rush The caused A bright, clean, up-to-date stock of first-class merchandise and every article irij it s on saie at a recmcea price.. ... Every Article Reduced in Price Everything that you need for personal wear, for home decoration or for table use, on sale at re duced prices, which mean substantial savings. ikf perusal of the following list will suggest a want. Every article in the store dan be. purchased for less money now than at any other time of the year. " Black and Colored Dress Goods. Women's Tailor-Made Suits. Women's Coats and Wraps. Women's Muslin Underwear. Men's Shirts and Neckwear. Everything in Art Goods. Handkerchiefs, Veils and Fans. Towels and Toweling. Sheets, Sheeting and Cases. White and Colored Flannels. Corsets of All Kinds. Pictures and Calendars. Notions of All Kinds. All Sorts of Art Goods. Dress Trimmings. Black and Colored Silks. Women's Cravenette Rain coats. Women's Silk and Cotton Pet ticoats. Women's and Children's Hos iery. Men's and Boys' Sweaters. Dress Firidings and Linings. Silk, Wool and Kid Gloves. Battenberg Doilies and Cen ters. Percales and Ginghams. Blankets and Comfortables. Music of All Kinds. Suit Cases, Bags and Purses. Stationery of All Kinds. White Bedspreads. Bohemian Glassware. Men's and Women's Under wear. Women's Dress and Walking Skirts. Women's and Children's Furs. Men's Socks and Suspenders. Women's and Child's Millin ery. Laces, Ribbons and Neckwear. Table Damasks and Napkins. Silk and Cotton Umbrellas. Outing Flannels. Curtains and Draperies. Books for Old and Young. Jewelry and Cut Glass. Cushions and Pillows. Yarns and Worsteds. All Embroideries. Every one of these articles is on sale at greatly reduced prices. All goods bought on December 28, 29, 30 and 31 will be charged on January account. Lipmaixwol-ffe Co. Hamburg-American liner Phoenicia has been sold to an unknown purchaser, and that she is going to uoau. Great Britain Fathers Tonga Islands, VTTr-.T.-RnrmVR. Dec. 27. Great Britain has assumed control of the legal and financial administration of tne uonga. is lands, the native chiefs consenting. Czar to Go to Minsk. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 27. Emperor Nicholas will leave on December 29 for Minsk and the Don Caucusus, returning on January 5. Austrian Premier to Resign. VIENNA, Dec. 27. It is reported that Premier von Koerber finds his position so difficult that he has decided to resign. T. C. POWELL TO BE MARSHAL Alaska Plum Secured for Portland Man by Senator Fulton. OREQONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington. Dec. 27. It can be stated on reli able authority that T. C. Powell, of Port land, Is to be appointed United States After Dinner To assist digestion, relieve distress after eating or drinking too heartily, v to prevent constipation, take Hood's Pills Sold everywhere. 25 cents. There are twenty different cinnamon barks, and they cost from 4 to 55c 'lb. This ex plains the market, all but one particular. Schilling's Best is the best with the coarser pieces picked-out; not thrown-away; oh no; they go to some less particular grinder. Liner Bought by Unknown. "LONDON, Dec. 27. A dispatch from Hamburg to & news agency says the Tutfs Pills Cure All Liver Ills Twenty Years Proof. Tutt's Liver Pills keep the bow els in natural motion and cleanse the system of all impurities An absolute cure for sickheadache, dyspepsia, sour stomach, con stipation and kindred diseases. "Can't do without them" R. P. Smith, ChU?sburg, Va. writes I don't know how I could do without them. I have had Liver disease for over twenty years. Am now entirely cured. Tutt's Liver Pills Ladies' Outfitters Silvernelds Fourth and Morrison Our Great Semi-Annual CLEARANCE SALE Is Now in Progress And progressing very rapidly, judging from the business we have had during our first day, and we have no doubt whatever that it will continue and improve as the splendid array of money-saving opportunities is almost unlimited. "We have marked down every article in our immense new stock. This sale is certainly proving a Mecca for great numbers of bargain-loving women, for while purchasing what brought them directly to us, they nearly always discover so many things of interest and profit to themselves that we are nearly always sure of another visit. We are offering unparalleled bargains in our Suit and Cloak Department, also in Misses' and Children's Dresses and Jackets on our second and third floors; and the values offered in dainty Neckwear and Hand kerchiefs, the very latest designs in Belts, the handsomest Purses, the best Gloves, the most stylish Millinery, high-class Muslin Underwear and the daintiest, prettiest French Lingerie have never been equalled in the City of Portland, Every Article in the Entire StocK at Almost ONE-FOURTH OFF ALL FURS GREATLY UNDERPRICED Our great stock of Fashionable Furs must be sold, and we have therefore reduced the price of every garment in the store to the actual value of the skins they are made of. Here's an opportunity to purchase Furs with the COLD WEATHER STILL TO COME At the most ridiculously low prices. The superiority of the Silverfield Fur is acknowledged, and workmanship they cannot be excelled. An Incomparable Bargain Feast Only Appreciated When Seen For style, quality Marshal at Nome, Alaska, to succeed Frank Richards, recently removed. Pow ell was recommended by Senator Fulton. Other Eastern" Senators have been clam oring to securethls position for their friends, but to them all the President has stated that Richards' successor had been chosen. Powell's nomination will probably be sent to the Senate when Con gress reassembles next week. Senator Foster and other aspirants for Senatorship in Washington, it Is reported, have protested to the President that United States Marshal Hopkins is tak ing too active a part in the Washington Senatorial contest. They have asked that he be called down. Hopkins is charged with openly managing the campaign of Sweeny, of Spokane, while holding ah Im--portant position, which Is contrary to the President's Idea ot propriety. Notwithstanding protests that have been made Hopkins has not yet been notified to -keep his hands oft, though it is very probable that he will be called to time before the campaign progresses much further. Foster is particularly sore on Hop kins, whose appointment as Marshal he consented to two years ago, ever sim:e which timft Hopkins has been worklpg against Foster. Senator Foster started West this mo'rning. He will stop several days in St. Paul and then proceed direct to Tacoma. He will not return to Wash ington undl the close of the Senatorial contest; SILVER IS ALL G02TE. Congress Will Have to Buy Bullion at s Once. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27.-John H. Landis, superintendent of the mint in this city, said today that the available silver bullion of the country has been exhausted. Unless Congress takes prompt action to relieve the situation by authorizing the purchase of more sliver bullion for coin age or by accepting a suggested tem porary remedy, he said commerce would be greatly hampered next year, as a re sult of a 510,000,000 shortage in small sil ver coins. The prevailing conditions of the country's collateral also entails whole- sale discharges or mint employes, to taka effect on January 1, and unless relief is obtained from Congress the regular mint force will be cut down to a nominal num ber within the next few months. "Sliver bullion," said Mr. Landis. "has been exhausted because of the coinage of our useless hoard of 55S.000.000 standard dollars, for which there has never been any real popular demand. At the game time, with no available sliver bullion, there Is an urgent demand for 510.000.00) of minor subsidiary coin, without which the country's commerce will be greatly hampered next year. "The Government Is facing conditions which compel it either to go into the mar kets and resume the purchase of silver bullion for coining purposes or recolning a portion of .Its stock of silver dollars into smaller silver coins." W. G. SMITH & CO. "Washington BIdg.j 4th and Washington St's.