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HIDES IN BURROW
SPKNDS 19 DAYS IV TTXXEIi TO
ONE VOTE L
MEETS HUSBAND IN
FIFTY YEARS OLD
BERLIN' IX GALA. DRESS TO
POSTOFFICE CLERK NOW RUS
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11 IS REACHED
AT NAVY BUREAUS
Reorganization of Sys
tem Is Called For.
CHIEFS DON'T PULL TOGETHER
Newberry's Plan Summarily
Pushed to One Side.
CENTRALIZATION IS URGED
After Approving Secretary's Scheme,
President Summons Board to
Prntlc Keforms Ran Xavy
Yards as Factories.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 71. President
Roosevelt believea tbe organization of the
Navy Department ia not such as to bring
the best results, and he appointed a com
mittee today to "consider certain needs
of the Navy." His action was somewhat
cf a surprise, in view of the fact that
the members of the commission appointed
today met at Washington two weeks ago
and Indorsed Secretary Newberry's plan
ft reornanlzatlon, and In view also of
th- authorization by the Senate of an
Inquiry Into naval expenditures and the
need. If any. of lefiislatlon to improve the
administration of the Navy Department
Announcement of the President 'a action
was entirely unexpected at the Navy De
partment. Mr. Newberry appeared to be
the most surprised of all.
President Tells Wishes.
The President lias sent Identical let
ters ; . a h of the eight members of
the tnmmixslon. which is headed by
Paul .Morton. ex-Secretary of tha Navy,
t.ie other members being: Justice
Moody, al. an ex-Secretary of the
Navy; Judge A. G. Dayton, ex-chair-man
of the House naval affairs com
mittee, and Jtear-Admirals S. K. Luce.
A. T. Mahan. William H. Folger, Rob
ley D. Evans and W. S. Cowles, all of
whom are on the retired list. The
"My Dear Sir I have appointed you as
a member of a Commission to consider
certain seeds'of the Navy. The organiza
tion of the department is now not such
as to bring the best results and there
Is failure to co-ordinate the work of
bureaus and to make the department
serve the one end for which It was
created, that Is. the development and
handling of flrst-clasa fighting fleets!.
With this proposition I will ask you to
Defect In Organization.
"Kirst. All defects In the law under
wh'ch the Navy Department Is now or
ganized. Including especially the defects
.y which the authority of chiefs of the
bureaus la made In certain respects prac
tically equal to tbat of the Secretary or
"Second The division' of responsibility
and consequent lack of co-ordination In
the preparation of war and for con
duct of war.
'Third The functions of certain bu
reaus, as to whether it is not possible to
'Fourth The necessity of providing the
Secretary of the Navy with military ad
visers who are responsible to him for co
ordinating tlie work of the bureaus and
for preparation for war.
Mth The necessity for economical al
lotment and disbursement of appropria
tions and for a system which wl!l Injure
How to Prepare for War.
Sx finally. I want your views as to
hw best to recognize and emphasize the
strictly military character of the Navy,
so that preparation for war shall be con
trolled under the Secretary by the mili
tary branch of the Navy, which bears
the responsibility for the'successful con
duct of war preparations.
"I wish to have the above subjects con
"..lered under two general heads:
"l. As to the fundamental frlixlplr
of an organization that will Insure an
efficient preparation for war in time of
Specific recommendations as to the
changes In the present organization that
will accomplish these results.
"In addition to the above reports. I
ijir your recommendation as to the
number, location and general facilities of
the Navy-yard which are required by
urateglc considerations In time of war.
and for maintaining the fleet in constant
readiness fur war in time of peace."
Newberry's IJeXorm Scheme.
Preceding by several hours the Presi
dent's announcement was the Issuance of
a general order by Mr. Newberry, which
had been approved by the President,
designed to carry Into effect the Secre
tary's naval reorganization plans so far
as they pertain to the Navy-yards and
naval stations. Its general purport Is to
consolidate th manufacturing- force at
Navy-yards, and its effect will be to
make the commandant, while as hereto
fore paramount, resemble in his connec
tion with tlie yard work the president
of a large Industrial plant, the prin
cipal technical assistant becoming under
the commandant the general manager.
Reorganize General Board.
. To develop the usefulness and activi
ties of the General Board by rearranging
Its membership Is desirable, Mr. New-
Concluded oa Page S-
Rand Digs Into SaVoon for Kood,
Bedding and Magazines, but
SAX FRANCISCO. JaS. ST.-After 19
days imprisonment in a cramped under
ground passageway beneath a cigar store,
which he is charged with having robbed
twice. Kdward F. Rand, a civil engineer
who claims to he a graduate of the Ken
tucky State University, was arrested to
day while endeavoring to escape from
the burrow. Rand crawled Into the tun
nel nearly three weeks ago and before he
could get out again the police discovered
signs that the man who had robbed
Uunst's cigar store Vwice had made his
entry through the cellar. They at once
po.Ued a watch and Rand's retreat was
cut off. though Jils presence or the ex
istence of the tunnel was unknown.
Rand burrowed about until he made
his way Into a saloon which adjoined the
cigar store. There he obtained blankets,
food, magazines and an electric light,
which he connected up to illuminate his
For 19 nights the policeman on the
beat sat In the dark in the cellar where
Rand's hat had been found. Unable to
escape by daylight because of his sus
picious appearam-e and afraid to attempt
it at night because of tlie presence of
the officer. Rand finally crawled out of
his holeVoday and surrendered.
He saysVhat he did not rob the safe of
the cigar store, but that this was done
by a companion, who discovered the com
bination of the strong box by watching
through a hole In the floor as it was
opened each morning.
GLUCK GAINS PERFECTION
Leader of "Simple Life" Colny Ex
pects to Be Reborn Soon.
CHICAGO. 111.. Jan. 27. (Special.) Dr.
Asher Gluck. the inventor of the "simple
life and equality system." and author
of "Olam Habbo. or the New Immortal
ityAnother Existence of a Future
State." announced today that he would
disband his Chicago "colony." He is to
Join "Sercombe Himself." not In reality,
but in spirit.
Gluck's "sanitarium" is at 1171 Mil
waukee avenue. Although the leader
claims there are 0 members in his col
ony in Chicago, neighbors say they have
not been appearing at headquarters
The head of the cult asserts that both
he and his wife are now perfect. "In
16 months." he adds, "a child will be pro
duced that will be able to talk at birth
and that will never die. That child will
be myself, reborn."
The "doctor" said he Intended selling
all his possessions In Chicago and mov
ing to some quiet spot where there would
be no danger that either he or his wife
should depart from the principles of ."per
fect conduct." '
REVOLUTIONISTS GIVE UP
l(u.inn Socialists Decide' to Cease
Activity In Army.
ST. FETKRSBURG. Jan. 27. Reports
have been received here of the doings of
the congress of the Social Democratic
party recently held abroad to avoid in
terference from the police. The most
Important decision was to abandon for
the present the propaganda among the
troops. There seems to be no hope of
reviving the revolutionary movement for
several years, and the party will now
devote Its attentions entirely to Russian
The delegates who visited Paris report
that the federal revolutionist organiza
tion has been demoralized by the revela
tions concerning the treachery of Azef.
Three other members of the central com
mittee are suspected of treason. The
present committee of the party Is to be
FIRST WARRANT OF KIND
Private Arrested Charged With De
linquency at Drills.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) Iuls
C Stringer, well known here as a private
In Company M. Third Infantry, was ar
rested today by Deputy Sheriff Efech. The
arrest was made on an execution on the
body, Strineer being charged with delin
quency in attendance at company drills
and convicted in Delinquency Court on
four counts. After his arrest he paid
1R and was released.
The warrant is the first of its kind ever
Issued here and local officers were finally
compelled to refer the matter to Attorney-General
Crawford and even he
was caused considerable study in prep
aration of the document.
MANY CATHOLICS IN CITY
Portland Shows I'p Well In New Di
rectory of Chnrch.
MILWAUKEC. Wis.. Jan. IT. (Spe
cial.) In the figures In the official Wllt
zlus Catholic Official Directory of Amer
ica are the following for the archdiocese
of Oregon City:
Bishops. 1: secular clergy, 103; relig
ious clergy, 22; total clergy, 124; churches
with resident priests. 64: missions with
churches. 49; total churches, 113; semi
naries, none: students, 15: colleges for
boys. 1: academies for girls, 7; parishes
with schools, 2S: children attending, 10.
75; orphan asylums, 6; orphans, 415;
charitable Institutions, 14: children in
Catholic Institutions. 11.585; Catholic
population, about K'i.517.
Senator Finds Slip
'Twixt Cup and Lip.
LEGAL -ELECTION IS CLAIMED
Protest May Carry Case Up to
CHARGES ARE SMOTHERED
Wisconsin House Refuses to Rnsh
Action on Charges of Bribery.
Vnle.s Deadlock Ends To
day, Rivals May Appear.
MADISON. Wis., Jan. 27. (Special.)
Isaac Stephenson, facing charges of cor
ruption, of which a thorough Investiga
tion is demanded on one side, which are
pooh-poohed and ridiculed on the other,
missed re-election to the United States
Senate today by one vote on legislative
Joint ballot. Yesterday when the two
Houses balloted separately "Uncle Ike"
received 72 votes, a majority of five,
but 12 Republican members of the State
Senate votedi "present" on the, rollcall.
leaving the candidate several short of
a majority in the upper branch.
As a result, when the Joint session was
held today Lieutenant-Governor Strang,
an anti-Stephenson and a pro-La FoIIette
man, declared the record did not show an
election under the Federal statutes, and
ordered the placing of names In nom
ination. May Carry Protest to Senate.
There was a protest from the Stephen
son side, on the ground that the Sena
tor, having received a majority "of the
votes actually cast" in the Senate, as
well as .the lower ho "se, l.ad been legally
elected. If necessary, the case will be
carried to Washington to let the United
States Senate decide for Itself. Mean
while, with this technical and legal ques
tion in doubt. Joint balloting will pro
ceed. On the first Joint ballot today Mr. Steph
enson received 65 out of 131 votes cast.
The second Joint ballot will be taken at
noon tomorrow. One of the two 'ab
sentees today was a Democrat. With
the full membership present, Mr. Stephen
son must have 67 votes to clinch the
Deadlock. May End Today.
The deadlock, et this writing, does not
promise to be of long duration. It Is ;
likely to end tomorrow with the election
of Mr. Stephenson, y originally sched
uled. If It be p;f ged a clay or two
beyond that, the stalling complications
will reopen the held for entries and there
will be a merry contest, the prize pos-
(Concluded on Pare 8 )
j HOW ANNOYING!
1 l I
Ambassador Hill Tells German Em
peror of Increased Gift to
BERLIN, Jan. 27. The 50th anniversary
of the birth of Emperor William was cel
ebrated today In an unusual manner. All
the crowned heads of the German Btates,
excepting the aged Luitpold, Regent of
Bavaria, came to Berlin to present their
congratulations. The city is decorated
with flags and preparations have been
made for an Illumination this evening on
an uncommon scale.
According to the old Prussian tradition,
the day was ushered In at 6 o'clock by
the Intoning of a cnorus frc.i the tower
of the Castle by a corps of trumpeters.
At 8 o'clock the castle guard, headed by
a military 'band; marched the length of
Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg
pate and back. The streets were lined
by crowds of people and a large as
semblage cheered the Kmpeior when he
appeared at one of the castlo windows.
Ambassador Hill. In congratulating his
niajesty, announced that Adolphus Btisch
will Increase his subscription for the
erection of the Germanic museum at Har
vard University from J50.000 to $100,000.
The Emperor expressed his lively Inter
est In the museum and his gratification
at Mr. Buech's generosity.
WOMAN TO GUARD ANIMALS
Society Leader Appointed Pound
mistress of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) Under an appointment aflout to
be made by the Mayor, this city will have
an innovation In the West a poundmls
tress. Miss Helen Mathewson, a promi
nent young society woman, who has
taken a deep Interest In the prevention of
cruelty to' animals, is to have the posi
tion, which is held by George L. Lawson.
Miss Mathewson's services in gathering.
sheltering and disposing of dogs, a task
of no mean proportions, requiring a large
force, are to be without compensation,
whereas Mr. Lawson receives fees. The
change will be made by request of the
Humane Animal League. Women have
exclusive charge of this work In Philadel
phia and New York.
MEAT AT FAMINE PRICES
Short Hay Crop and Floods Make
STOCKTON. Cel.. Jan. 27. (Special.)
The scarcity v-t beet, hogs and sheep has
caused meat prices here to Increase fast
of late, and the retailers have raised
their prices until the head of the house
is compelled to pay fancy figures for all
kinds of meat.
Of late years, at certain seasons, the
greater portion of California depends on
Nevada and Arizona, and even Oregon,
to supply the bulk of meat. Owing to
the failure of the hay crop in Nevada and
Arizona last season, the stock in these
two states are not In condition for slaugh
ter. The prevailing wet weather, with
washouts and few carloads of stock, has
created almost a meat famine and prices
Weak and III He Takes
Oath of Oftice.
SPEAKS BRIEFLY TO ASSEMBLY
Grateful for Sympathy Given,
but Asks Time to Recover.
URGES LOCAL OPTION BILL
Asks That Railroad Commission
Law Be Made Constitutional,
AVants Change in Primary Law
for Election of Judge.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 27. (Special.)
Dramatic and pathetic was the inaugura
tion here this afternoon of Samuel G.
Cosgrove as Governor of Washington.
Brought in on an easy-running auto
mobile, from his private car at the rail
road station to the Capitol, he was sup
ported by Governor Mead on the one side
and Lieutenant-Governor Hay on the
other, and assisted Into the building and
to the floor of the House about 3 P. M.
In the House Chamber, the Senators
and Representatives in Joint session rose
ns his coming was announced and Joined
the packed galleries in a warm tribute of
applause. Slowly the Governor-elect was
escorted to the Speaker's platform and
there he sank into a chair for a few
moments' rest, while the roll of the Leg
islature was called.
Sallow, thin and shrunken, Cosgrove's
appearance etlrred the pity of everyone.
When Lieutenant-Governor Hay Intro
duced the Governor-elect, Cosgrove,
nerved by the consummation of his life's
ambition, stood erect and for a few
minutes In weak and faltering accents,
spoke to the Assemblage. First he ex
pressed appreciation of the widespread
sympathy he had received during his
urges Local Option Law.
Ha urged' orompt passage of a local
oDtion bill, fair alike to saloonkeper
Mad to those who want no saloons. He
said he believed the Railroad Commis
sion law unconstitutional and that a
constitutional amendment should be
ngsail to cure the defect, and recom
mended amending the direct primary law
so Judges shall be voted for as other
officers. Commenting on his illness, he
said he had gone down into the valley
of the shadow and had almost looked
over and asked as a favor that the Joint
session grant hlra an unlimited leave of
absence, so he may regain his health and
be back at the next session.
Then with a flash of his familiar happy
smile and Infectious Jesting manner, he
(Continued on Paite .1.)
Scuda Uncle Sam Expense Money for
Trip to Philippines After
WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. (Special.)
Several months ago Miss Georgia Jeffrey,
a clerk In. the office of the Auditor of
the Postoffice Department, requested that
she be transferred to the Philippine serv
ice. Her request was granted and she was
ordered to Manila, the Bureau of Insular
Affairs of the War Department providing
the necessary transportation from Wash
ington to the Philippines.
Miss Jeffrey today sent a letter to the
Insular Bureau enclosing a check for
J150 to cover the expense to which she
had put the Government in making the
transfer. Accompanying her letter was
a clipping from a Chinese newspaper,
reading as follows:
"Marriage on December IS, IOCS, at
Christ Church of England, Canton, his
Imperial majesty's Adjutant, Prince Al
fred Ahrenheim-Gagarln, to Miss Georgia
Jeffrey, of Washington, D. C, U. S. A."
Miss Jeffrey met the Russian prince
in an accident In Hankow, China. Her
rickshaw was struck by the prince's
carriage, and she was thrown out, re
ceiving several cuts about the head
and minor bruises. After visiting the
Orient they will live In St. Petersburg.
EARL'S. SON IS PRISONER
Says Father Is Lord Aberdeen.
Saves Life of Sheriff.
MEXICO. Mo., Jan. 27. (Special.)
Lyle Leland, a prisoner charged with
forgery, says he Is the black-sheep son
of the Earl of Aberdeen and a former
employe of the San Francisco Examiner
and the San Francisco Bulletin, and at
the time of the Spanish-American War
was correspondent in Cuba for the New
Leland has won the gratitude of Sheriff
Wroolery by "tipping off" a plan of two
murderers this morning to murder the
Sheriff and his deputy and Mrs. Woolery
British Vice-Consul McKirdy, of Kan
sas City, has Issued a signed statement
to the effect that Leland is an impostor
and Is not the son of Lord Aberdeen. The
authorities of Audrain County are acting
on the presumption that Leland Is a
skillful forger, that he has a past which
he Is not anxious to Iiave made known,
and that his capture was due to the fact
that he committed the indiscretion In
mishandling "strong drink" during his
visit to Mexico, when he might have got
away with about 200.
JAM FROM SEA TO SEA
Seattle Girl -Mails Jar That Breaks
and Great Is Stain Thereof.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. 27. (Special.)
A girl student at the university a few
day ago, to insure prompt delivery.
mailed a Jar of raspberry jam at the uni
versity sub-postoffice station at letter
postage rates, and the 'jar was placed
In the pouch In the letter mall.
No one heard the crash of glass as the
Jar broke in pieces when the pouch was
thrown on. the train. The pouch went on
Its way without being opened until It had
gone som'e distance eastward. In the
meantime the Jam got very busy and
crawled over the packages of letters and
oozed down between the thin layers of
envelopes, leaving a deep chromatic
streak. Some mail agent east of the
mountains who first found it smeared his
hands with the sticky stuff. Other clerks
farther east were stained.
On the way to their destination the
letters gradually disappeared into the lo
cal postofflces for which they were in
tenued. All were smeared with raspberry
jam. and the red streak reached from
ocean to ocean before the Incident was
Postmaster Russell received the com
plaint. REMOVE WRECK OF MAINE
President Asks Congress to Relieve
Havana of Obstruction.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. President
Roosevelt today sent to Congress a
message approving the recommenda
tion of Governor Magoon that an ap
propriation be made to remove tlie
wreck of the battleship Maine from
Havana harbor. The message follows:
"Governor Magoon, on the eve of
leaving Cuba, has expressed the hope
that the wreck of the battleship Maine
may be removed from the harbor at
Havana. I trust Congress will see tlie
wisdom of this suggestion and will
provide for the removal of the Maine.
We should not allow the wreck of
this historic ship to remain as a dan
ger to navigation In Havana harbor.
Tills is wise from no standpoint. An
appropriation should be made for tlie
CHAUFFEUR GIVEN YEAR
He Ran, Down Automobile of Cor
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. Henry J. Bene
dict, formerly chauffeur for Charles R.
(Boots) Durnell, was sentenced today at
Mineola, L. I., to one year in jail on a
charge of manslaughter in the second de
gree. Benedict was driving Durnell's automo
bile, which smashed Into the machine of
J. K. Arosemena, of New Rochelle, a di
rector of the American Copper Plate
Company. Mr. Arosemena died from the
"Healer" Said to Have
Cast Weird Spell.
MOTHER CANNOT GET DAUGHTER
Sent Abroad to Study Music,
Girl Is Held Captive.
MAN CREATES SENSATION
Officer Finds Him With Hand
Clutching Throat of Woman's
Friend Denies Exercising Re
straint Says Girl Happy,
TACOMA, Wash.. Jan. 27. (Special.). A
startling story, revealing the allegation
that Miss Dora Sauvageot, a young Ta
coma society girl and a talented musi
cian. Is held in practical bondage in a
small village in the Alps, was brought to
light today, when Joshua Klein, a distinguished-appearing
German, was arrest
ed and locked in the county Jail on a
warrant charging assault with intent to
The warrant .was sworn to by Miss Dora
Cuibertson, a sister of Mrs. Sauvageot,
mother of Dora, and the'attack Is alleged
to have been made In the latter's hom
last night, when Klein had refused to aid
the distracted mother In her efforts to se
cure the return of her daughter.
The sensational arrest of Klein Is the
culmination' of a story with chapters
in Tacoma, Vienna, Austria, Zurich,
(Continued on Page 4.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTKKDAY'S Mnxlmum temperature, 4tJ
decrees ; minimum, 1.
TODAY'S Fair, with westerly winds.
Marion fount y fears rcmo al of at ate fair
to Portland, rage fl.
One more .Judge to b allowed circuit for
Multnomah. Page 7.
Wanning ton House pauses unanimously
Hanson's an ti-racetrack, bill. 1'axe A.
Stat Kand Board wanted to look after
t'arey act projects. jVaita .V
Compulsory pilotage to l estaMlnhed at
mouth of Columbia. 1'aire
Jtowerman bill expected to be defeated,
Compr.-mfp e effected on Pnwerman bill on
basis of one new Judge for Multnomah.
Kaiser celebrates 5Uh birthday. Page 1.
Roosevelt receives hosts of letters encour
HgtKK 1" flht with rongreHs; how
lie checkmates "ennte. - Pase 4.
Newberry . Reorganizes Navy Itf-partment.
but Koosevelt is not fratlstied and unlets
reconsideration. Pae 1.
California legislature delays action on nt!
Jap hills at request of President.
House expunKes Wlllett's speech from rec
ords. Page 4.
California Legislature defers action on antl-
Papanese till it hears from Kooseveit.
Brlstow denounces Harrlman and others foe
trying to control judiciary. Page it.
Stephenson falls one short of election , as
United States Senator and deadlock is
possible. Pase 1.
Senatorial deadlock In Illinois continues
Elector Butler has not arrived with Oregon
vote. Page 3.
National livestock Asocial ton discusses
conservation and control of range.
Angry discussion in United Mineworkers
convention caused by attack on Presi
dent Lewis. Page 2.
Harrlman elected director of New Toik
Central Railroad. Page 'A.
Chicago man claims to be perfect man and
promises to produce Immortal child
which can talk at birth. Page I.
Professed black sheep son of Earl saves
Missouri sheriff from murder, page I.
Haskell's scheme to exonerate him from
land frauds. I'age 4.
Lu-fls confident of success of Inter-Moun-tafn
Baseball League. I'age 12.
Idaho Land Board secretly grants mining
lease to h'Hru acres in mountains.
Tacoma girl Raid to be held captive on
Alps by "Healer." Page 1.
Governor Cosgrove takes oath of office, at
Olympia. Parce 1.
Yankton. Or., man has troublous times
matrimonially. Page 5.
Eloping couple arrested At Vancouver Just
before ceremony because girl Is only
14. I'age 0.
Commercial and Marine..
Famine conditions in the local egg market.
"War scare sends wheat up at Chicago.
cIrii.r nd active demand for bonds.
pilot Freeze, of steamer J. N. Teal, files
report with local Inspectors. Page 16.'
Portland and Vicinity.
California syndicate invests Sl."00.0tK in
North Portland property. Page 12.
San Francisco man denounces proposed
Hetch-Hetchy grab. Page 10.
Auditors will be employed to take tickets
on Southern Pacitlc trains. Pjge 10.
Allen declines to be made expert witness on
Rambling in Van Auker trial. Page 10.
Noted Philadelphia pastor declares Port
land has great future. Page 11.
End of public school term at hand. Page P.
Council sell $4T0,000 bonds for new Mad-ison-street
bridge. Page U.
Council upholds Mayor's veto of Sellwood
park deal. Page
Council makes appropriations of over
million. Pae 11.
Council indorses plan for brilge across Co
lumbia. Page in.
Six indictments are returned by grand jury
Chief Gritzmacher orders patrolmen to re
port cases to him before swearing out
. warrant. Page 4.
E. T. parsons, of San Francisco, discusi
Hetch-Hetchy grab. Page- 10.