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THE 3IORXING OEEGOX1AX, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1910.
STORY OF RESCUE
Hero of Kentucky Wreck Gives
Narrative of Race With
WIRELESS KEPT WORKING
While Crew Struggles to Prevent
Dynamo From Being Swamped,
Tireless Operator Calls Till
Alamo Is Sighted.
SAVANNAH, Ga.. Feb. 6. W. G. Mc
Ginn is. wireless operator of the ill
fated ft earner Kentucky, yesterday told
the story of the wrecking of his vessel
and the rescue of the captain and crew
by the Mallory liner Alamo, sending
the story to the station of the wire
less company at Savannah. McGinnis
"At midnight February 3 a leak was
reported and by 2 A. M. February 4
everybody was on deck, as the water
was slowly overcoming the pumps. At
2:30 A. M. the captain called me and
stated the condit ion of the ship, at
the same time telling me he did not
think there was any danger, though
the sea was rough, but to see if I
could cet anyone in case we needed
them. I had heard from Charleston
and we expected, to reach there with
Call Sent to Alamo.
"I started calling and shortly after
ward Chief Engineer- Grand told me
the water was slowly creeping up on
the dynamo, which would not give
current much longer. I picked up the
Alamo, which .answered my S. O. S.
signal. The Alamo was about 90 miles
"I pave my position as nearly as
Captain Moore kept watching for the
sun to get a time-sight to give tbem
our correct point..
Struggle Keeps Dynamo llunnlng.
"The electrician, Robert Lacey, came
up about 8:30 o'clock and said the
water was up to the wheels of the
dynamo, which would not hold its
power much longer. After some time
we decided the only way to do was
to put all hands at work to keep the
dynamo running regardless of any
thing else, as the ship was settling
fast. Mr. Lacey wrapped the whole
thing, dynamo and turbine engine, in
canvas, which rave her eight inches
before she would burn the armature
out. We kept in constant communi
cation with the Alamo and made about
two miles toward her.
"Everyone on board was in a serious
mood. We gave up hopes of reaching
Charleston and waited Xor the Alamo.
Wa ter Gains Ijh st I noli .
"About 11 A. M., just before the cap
tain en t lifx nnnn rtftaltion th
trician reported the water was up to
the last inch and that the dynamo
might stop any minute. Our principal
object was to keep the dynamo run
ning until we could get our noon posi
tion to the other ship. After a hard
fight we managed to Keep .the dynamo
running right up to the moment we
sighted the Alamo. .
"At 1:30 P. M. all the boats were
lowered and by 3 P. M. the Alamo was
Today the revenue cutter Yamacraw
reported that after cruising around
last night and today she was unable
to find any trace of the Kentucky and
that the vessel must have pone down.
GIRL IS KILLED BY TRAIN
Sadie Vttlng Struck by Chicago
Sperial at Troutdale.
TROITTDAL.E. Or.. Feb. 6. (Special.)
Thirteen-year-old Sadie Utting.
daughter of a widow residing- at Trout
dale, was dashed to death and the body
mangled by the Chicago Special f
the O. R. & N. road at 9:30 o'clock
Saturday morning:. The little girl was
passing: the depot, carrying palls of
milk for delivery to customers in town.
The walk on which she was traveling
passes close to the depot and as she
stepped upon the tracks it is thougnt
her attention was attracted by some
tib.iect of interest. At the moment the
girl placed her foot on the rail the
engine struck her at a speed of nearly
SO miles an hour. The body was
thrown against the eaves of the depot
by the fender of the train.
Sadie lettering was one of five chil
dren of a widow. Two years ago the
husband went to Canada. where re
died. The people of Troutdale assisted
Wrs. Uttering In starting a small dairy
It is not belived that the Coroner
will hold an inquest. No blame seems
to attach to the train crew.
SAFER FOOTBALL RULES
liiterx-ollcsiate Committee Blames
Tncklers for Injuries.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6. A radical re
vision of football is under advisement
by the Intercollegiate rules committee
in charge. Greater safety for the play
er and more variety for the spectator
are said to be essential if the game is
to be permitted by public opinion to
The ruleg committee adjourned last
night until March 25, after appointing
a sub-committee to consider three
plans of reorganization. The sub
committee is composed of A. A. Stags',
Vntverslty of Chicago; Tr. W. I,. Dud
ley, Vanderbilt T'niversity. Nashville,
Tenn., and O. W. Savage. Oberlin. O.
AVhen the committee reconvenes it will
pass formally on recommendations de
rided upon In the meantime by the sub
committee. In the main, the committee feels that
injuries to players are largely due. not
o much to mass plays as to savage
Accordingly, It is recommended that
there be no more diving tackles, that a
rigid physical examination of all can
didates be Insisted upon, with medical
aupervlsion of all players. Under one
of three plans suggested, halves would
be shortened from 35 to 30 minutes,
with 15 minutes intermission, and these
halves themselves split again into four
periods of 15 minutes' play with inter
mission of nve minutes.
The three plans upon which the sub--committee
will report provide In sub
stance for the following changes of
Alignment and play:
First plan 1. Seven men on the
2. No pushing or pulling of the
jnan with the ball.
3. ' prohibition of diving tackles.
4. Ends going down the field not to
ft PUer oin down the field un-
der a punt not to approach nearer than
five yards to catcher or punter until
he has touched the ball and then not
to tackle him or charge forward unless
he starts to run with the ball.
6. Eliminate on-side kick.
7. first man receiving the ball to be
allowed to carry It anywhere.
8. Forward pass allowed over any
part of the line to men on ends of the
line or behind the line when the ball
is put in jjlay. '
Second plan 1. Divide the halves as
already specified, play to be resumed
by the side in possession of the ball
when the preceding period closed.
2. Seven men on the line of offense
and three backs to be at least four
yards in the rear of the line.
3. Forward pass to be made and
caught only by players standing be
hind the line when the ball is put In
4. In offensive plays between the
two 25-yard lines the team with the
ball must advance it 10 yards In con
secutive downs or forfeit possession. On
this article the committee states itself
open to further advice.
Third plan 1. Seven men on the
line of scrimmage with th'S backfield
of offense limited to four men. center
rush, always in the center and no in
terchange of players permitted.
2. Eliminate neutral zone and on
3. No runner with the ball to receive"
help until he has reached the line of
scrimmage. This would reduce the
weight of the attack.
4. Distance to be gained, seven yards
in four downs.
FUEL SHORTAGE FEARED
SPEAKER AT BANQCET TAKES
Bad Collections Bane of 3ealers.
Portland Association Holds
Members of the Portland Fuel Dealers'
Association, which was organized last
August, held their first banquet Saturday
night at the Edelweis Grill. Between 50
and 60 members attended and participated
in a discussion of trade conditions, pres
ent and prospective. The informal pro
gramme of toasts was much enlivened by
the ready wit of George Estes, who pre
elded as toastmafter.
Accepting the fuel man's own definition
of himself "the mildest mannered man
that ever trimmed a cord or wuttled a ton'
last night's gathering of these dealers
was a jovial one. The principal speaker
was W. N. Day, president of the Western
Fuel Association, of Spokane. Mr. Da$T
defended the fuel dealers from all respon
sibility for the present high oost of
living. He asserted that the dealers in
fuel at Spokane had not advanced the
cost of their product in the last two years
and he did not believe the local dealers
had taken advantage of the general ad
vance in the coK of other articles by
adding to the price at which they sup
plied wood and coal. He spoke of the
purposes of the association which, he
said, were to insure to the dealer only
a legitimate, fair and honest profit, guar
antee to the consumer an adequate supply
of satisfactory quality and at all times
to win for the dealers the respect and
confidence of the general public.
M. c. Banneld, of the Banfleld-Veysey
Fuel Company, of this city, responding
to the toast. "The Fuel Business," was
not optimistic. He recalled the short
age in the fuel supply that Portland
experienced in 1906-7 and reminded the
members of the local association that
only through effective organization
could that record be prevented from re
peating itself, probably next year. He
said that in 26 years' residence in this
city he had seen 125 fuel companies
forced to suspend business because of
their inability to collect.
Frank' P. Waring, president of the
Steel Bridge Fuel Company, explained
the objects of the association of fuel
dealers, which, he said, represented an
Invested capital of $500,000 and an an
nual business approximating $2,000.
000. Responding to the toast, "Railway
Traffic." F. T. Hunt, traffic manager of
the Portland Railway. Light & Power
Company, said that the relations be
tween the company he represented and
the fuel dealers necessarily were close
for the reason that 35 per cent of the
freight business handled by the rail
way company came from the woods.
He explained that the company was
endeavoring by increasing its equip
ment to keep pace with the demands of
the city for the increased movement of
cordwood and other fuel.
Others to respond to toasts were C.
C. Churchley, C. R- Aylesworth. K.
Anan, H. M- Kimball and A. H. Edlef
sen. The menu was appropriately printed
on wood veneered paper and the differ
ent courses were indicated by terms
familiar to the fuel dealer's vocabulary.
CONTRACT LET; SAVE ROAD
Piling to Check Unruly Invasions of
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Feb. 6 (Spe
cial.) The County Commissioners met
this afternoon and awarded the con
tract to the Lewis River Boom & Log
ging Company for driving 1250 feet
of piling north of the North Fork of
Lewis River for the protection of the
county road In that vicinity. The cost
of the piling is to be $1.50 per lineal
foot, bank measure. The work will be
gin in 30 days.
The point where these improvements
are to be made is near the John Spring
er donation land Claim, now owned by
W. F. Brock. For 30 years the county
road at this point has meandered along
the river bank and about every two or
three years the Commissioners have
been called upon to buy ground from
the adjoining ranches for the purpose
of getting away from the encroach
ments of the river. By the expenditure
of $2000 at this time In permanent im
provements the Commissioners hope to
check the invasions of the unruly
VOLCANO-ISLAND IS SEEN
Captain of Steamer From Mauritius
Reports Strange Sight.
VAXCOl'VER. B. C. Feb. 6 (Special.)
White en route to Vancouver the
steamer Glenaffric. 'Captain Allen, passed
the burning volcano-island Farallon de
Jajae in latitude 31 K. and longitude 33 E.,
a 6not rarely passed by vessels owing -to
its lying outside the regular ocean tracks.
This island has- been in constant erup
tion for over 11 years and Is said to be
a most weird and beautiful sight.
The Glenaffric arrived here a few days
aso from Mauritius, and Captain Allen
eays the pugar crop of Mauritius for last
season was the bept ever known on the
island. Most of the output is sent to
Calcutta and London, but the number of
vessels chartered to bring sugar to this
coast is increasing yearly. Captain Allen
notes the general prosperity of Mauritius
and its steady settlement and growth in
area of cultivation.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedv Is a
very valuable medicine for throat and
lung troubles, quickly relieves and
cures painful breathing and a danger
ously sounding cough which lndtcatea
congested lungs. Sold by ail dealers.
ES TO KILL
Supposed Wife Follows J. B.
Haney to Madras, Shoots
Him, Poisons Self.
TEAMSTER. WILL RECOVER
Employe In Porter Bros.' Camp Re
fuses to Reveal Identity of His
Assailant Officers Summoned
at Once From Prineville.
MADRAS, Or., Feb. 6. (Special.) J.
B. Haney. a teamster In the employ of
Porter & Clarkson. In Porter Bros camp
No. 2, in Willow Creek Canyon, four miles
from Madras, -wa? shot and seriously in
jured at 7 P. M. Saturday by a woman
supposed to be his wife. The woman, who
came with the evident purpose of com
mitting murder, took poison after the
shooting and died at Madras at 8 o'clock.
The woman, who was exceptionally
well dressed, came to Madras Friday
night on the stage from Shaniko, and all
today she was busy Inquiring where she
might find Haney. Finally, on learning
that for the last month he had been em
ployed as a teamster at Porter Bros.
camp No. 2, in Willow Creek Canyon,
near here, she secured a buggy and drove
to the camp tonight.
Arriving at the camp, she celled Haney
to one side and engaged in a heated ar
gument with the man, but the bystand
ers were unable to hear the remarks,
other than to gather from the tones that
a serious argument was under way. Sud
denly the woman produced a 44-caliber
revolver and shot Haney In the right
side, the bullet striking a rib, glancing
and lodging in the man's back.
Haney grappled with her and managed
to tear the gun from her grasp, when the
men working in the camp rushed to hia
aid and, after a struggle, overpowered
the woman. Both were then placed in
the buggy and hurried to Madras. It Is
believed that when about a half mile
from Madras the woman took a quantity
of poison, although she was not detected
in so doing. When the party arrived at
Madras the woman was found to be un
conscious and died without regaining
Haney, who is out of danger and will
live, absolutely refuses to make any
statement. Haney has been working for
one month In his present condition. The
Sheriff and Coroner at Prineville have
been notified and will fcxrive at Madras
in the morning. .
MADRIZ' FORCES ROUTED
ISSl'RGE!TS TAKE MAXY PRIS
ONERS AND MUCH CAPITAL.
Mena and Chamorro Soon to Join
Forces Revolt Comes Under
Nose of Madriz.
' BI,UEFIEI..PS. Feb. 6. Dispatches re
ceived here describe the engagement be
tween the provisional forces under Gen
eral Mena and the Government troops.
In an official dispatch Mena says he de
feated 600 of the enemy commanded by
General Garrida, a Guatemalan, at Las
Garitas. which ia midway between La
Ubertad and Jungalpa.
Mena completely routed the enemy,
capturing many prisoners and rifles. The
losses to the Madriz forces were heavy,
while the provisionals suffered only
General Mena ist pushing forward to
Join General Chamorro at Comoapa,
which is well on the way to Managua.
Chamorro in the last few days of his
advance upon the capital executed a flank
movement. thus evading the Madriz
troops, who expected to engage him at
Aeoyapa. Cnmoapa Is one and a half
days from Teustepe, 1n Managua pro
vince, with a clear road from there to
The Madriz forces, the dispatches say,
have retreated to Santo Domingo, directly
to the north of Teustepe. General Cham
orro holds all the lines to the interior
and the enemy behind him is completely
General Aurelio Estrada, brother of the
president of the provisional government,
has 1200 men in the hills six miles from
Managua, having successfully organized
a rising some time ago directly under the
nose of the administration. He will Join
Chamorro and Mena in the march on
The provisional government expects that
the people of Granada and Rivas will re
enforce the provisionals, making Estrada's
army, 6000 strong.
The expedition which went to Grey
town on the gunboat Ometepe has re
turned after having been fired upon a
number of times by the batteries. No
landing was effected.
A courier from Chamorro, bearing dis
patches to General Mena. was captured
by the Madriz soldiers and shot.
REGISTER SHOWS FRAUD
Three Men Indicted In Seattle
Many False Addresses Found.
SEATTLE. Feb. 6. The grand jury to
day Indicted three men for violation of
the registration law and in default of
$1500 ball, two of the men were locked up
in the County Jail, the third escaping
arrest by leaving town.
The two in jail are alleged to have ob
tained the registration of 115 fraudulent
names in the interest of a candidate for
Mayor who has promised a "wide-open
town" if elected. One of the men, a
paid party worker, was given charge of
the registration books of a certain pre
cinct and wes also a-rpointed election
Judge for the same precinct.
Grand Jury detectives have found many
fraudulent addresses and there will be
arrests if the suspects try to vote at next
Tuesday's primaries, the special prose
cuting attorney says.
INDIAN TRIBE OUTLAWED
Surveyor Returns From Nelson River
Telling of Meeting.
WINNIPEG. Man.. Feb. 6. James
Whitestein, a government surveyor,
who returned to Edmonton yesterday,
reports having encountered near the
upper reaches of the Nelson River an
outlaw tribe of Indians headed by
Johnny-Gun-a-Noot. who Is wanted for
the murder of a white man on the
Pacific Coast five years ago and on
whose head the British Columbia gov
ernment has set a price of (1200.
WE WANT YOUR PRIZE AWARDS
Not Necessary to Have Them Countersigned We'll Give
You Full Value for Them and a Bonus of Five Per Cent
$150 Is Worth $157.50 $125 Is Worth $131.25
READ THIS TELEGRAM!
The Postal Tftqraph.CbleCompanyfliroorporated)traHmitan(lilellver8thi
Eilers Piano House,
' Fifteen of America's greatest, most. responsible aiitl emi
nently renowned piano manufacturers joined Eilers Piano
Ilouse'in this undertaking'.
Of course, "piano certificates" or "prize checks" have no
intrinsic value in themselves and can only be accepted by a
dealer in position to place large orders, and when factories
agree to co-operate by rebating all or a great part of the
amount represented by the checks.
Why a Bonus of 5 Per Cent?
In the past we have conducted several publicity contests,
where certificates have been issued. Our experience has been
that the cost of the prizes, the advertising, etc., has averaged
about 5 per cent of the volume of business resulting there
from. In this instance it is ont costing lis a cent for this ex
pense, so we have determined to give our patrons the benefit
of this additional saving. Each and every piano in our stock
bears a card upon which is marked in plain figures the regular
established lowest retail price of the instrument. Select the
piano you want and if the price be, for example, $263, deduct
the amount of your prize check, plus 5 per cent ; pay one-tenth
of the balance in cash and take twenty-four months yes,
thirty months, if you wish, to pay the balance, for the mere
additional simple interest on the deferred payments.
Remember, 5 per cent does not mean a loss of profit to us,
but represents the amount of money that would ordinarily
go for preliminary advertising, printing bills, etc. In this case
it is your gain. s
FACTIONAL WAR OPENS
DAYTOX, WASH., DIVIDED OVER
Two Face Charges of Attempting to
Break Tp Revival Meeting.
Oregon 3Iinister Involved.
DAYTOX. Wash.. Feb. 6. (Special.)
Dayton la divided Into two bitterly
opposed factions over the arrest of Ira
Jones and Everett Pounds on charges
of attempting- to break up a religious
revival meeting- at the Christian
Church. Intense feeling is developing
and the case promises to be one of the
most sensational recorded here.
Churchmen are arrayed against friends
of the young men.
Jones and Pounds Intend to fight the
charge, and thei-r attorney. Will H.
Fouts, will probably ask for a jury
trial. Over a dozen witnesses were
subpeonaed yesterday and It is thought
many more will be called. Friends of
the defendants declare a warrant will
hr Issued for the arrest of the Rev. Mr.
Stephens, oX Forest Grove, Or., who is
Contest Checks to Eilers
Ma.n Offlee. tZG Thirl Street. Portland. Oregon.
Account order thirteen hundred fifty pianos shipped within next
sixty days fallowing manufacturers agree accept prize contest checks,
hobart ca.ble doll king kimball lester ruarshall wendell Schumann
story clark whitney leland hinze hallet davis haddorf f kohler
campbell lawson. Not necessary countersign. Manufacturers will
make settlement with us on all prize checks through headquarters
here. Leave for Chicago tonight. H. Terry
It's Better to Deal at Eilers Than to Wish You Had
353 WASHINGTON STicLiiT,
conducting the meetings and who, they
declare, forcibly laid hands on pounds
while he is alleged to have been giv
ing a buck and wing dance in the
aisle. It is said the minister stepped
down from the pulpit, took hold of
Pounds and marched him up the aisle
for Identification by Elder Richard
Witnesses are being selected from
600 people who sat in the congregation
when the disturbance occured. One of
the principal witnesses will be the
church janitress, -who, it is said, saw
the young men writing obscene ex
pressions In the church hymnals.
"SPARTAN" DOCTOR DEAD
Child-Raising Theorist Bursts Blood
Vessel Aiding Patient.
LON'G BEACH. Cal.. Feb. 6. The
strain of supporting- a 200-pound patient,
who had rolled off the operating table,
burst a blood vessel in Dr. William Law
rence Woodruffs lungs yesterday and
the surgeon idled shortly afterward.
Dr. Woodruffs views on the simple life
and Spartan methods1 of raising children
had made his name known throughout
the country. He first practiced his Theo
ries on his infant children, who thrived
on eoaree foods and ice baths, and the
wearing of only a single garment even
in the coldest weather.
O CSt aw MTINT NO- 33-
message subject to the terms and ttonsprlnt,
.ALWAYS O I
Feb. 4, 1910
Pianos of Highest Standing
Remember, here yon choose between instruments of known
worth, of unquestioned durability, backed up by Oregon's
foremost, largest and most responsible house.
Take; choice of the famous Kimball; Philadelphia's best,
the Lester; the artistic Hobart M. Cable; the reliable Marshall
& Wendell; the celebrated Schumann; the time-honored Hal
Jet & Davis; Doll; Leland; King; Story & Clark; Whitney;
'Hinze; Haddorff; Kohler & Campbell; Lawson, at our lowest
established Portland retail prices, less whatever cash and the
5 per cent premium on same your prize check entitles you to.
Bear in mind, we guarantee every instrument as to quality
and also as to price. Your money back if at any time yo-.i
can buy the same grade of piano elsewhere, East or West, at
anywhere near such a low price.
Remember, too, any instrument is exchangeable at buy
er's option at any time within two years for either New York's
most beautiful art product, the Weber, or the hand-made Ha
zelton, or Chicago's greatest piano, the Kimball, or the world's
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of the instruments above named.
Bear in mind, too, that nowhere else can be found under
one roof so many high-grade pianos to choose between and
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vestigate our pianos, our prices and our terms.
CORNER PARK (8th) STREET
quick mm LIFE
DOCGHTT ASOTIN HTJNTKR LAYS
LOW FOUR COUGARS.
Stalking Supposed Coyotes He Conies
on Band of Starving Animals, All
of Which Bite Dust."
ASOTIN. Wash.. Feb. 6. (Special.)
Charging four animals gathered about
the carcass of a dead horse, N. K.
Gabril, who lives in the Blue Moun
tains, found that instead of encounter
ing coyotes, as he expected, he was
face to face with four fierce cougars.
He did not notice the fact ontil so
close that to retreat would mean an
attack from the beasts, so he took;
careful aim and fired, killing one, when
the rest made off to the brush. Gabril
followed and, as he entered the shade,
saw one of the animals crouched for a
spring. A quick shot brought it down.
The other two began to advance to
attack the hunter, and his life depended
on the surety of his aim and his quick
ness in handling his gun. Two well
directed shots, however, dispatched
fcjk of this blank.
them. Oabrll scalped the animals for
He says the cougars were thin, and
is of the opinion the severe Winter
has driven the beasts to forage In
But would yoa pat it in your
coffee ia preference, to rich
cream ? Hardly.
May Be Pure
But why injure the flavor of
your desuits when you can get
the finest, purest, moat delicious
extract made at practically the
same cost ?
g surpasses ordinary vanilla as
much as rich cream surpasses
M skimmed milk. A trial bottltt
H will convince yon.