VOL,. L-0. 15,428. PORTLAND, OREGON, 3IONDAY, MAY 9, 1910. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 800 BODIES TAKEN COUPLESUSPENDED NEWELL UNO DANCER PAUSES TO REBUKE MUSICIANS TERRIFYING BLAST L TRAIN SMASHES FROM QUAKE RUINS 20 FEET IN MIDAIR Oft S 0R1MER INQUIRY IS ILLINI DEMAND WILL BE VEHICLE; I DEAD MAID ALLAN GETS VERV AXGRY TOTAL NUMBER OF DEAD NOW HORSE AND CARRIAGE -HAXG AT ORCHESTRA. ESTIMATED AT 1500. OVER WILSON CREEK. REMOVED KILLS TS: HUHTS 50 Powder Works at Hull, Quebec, Destroyed. Shakeup in Reclama tion Service Sure. BALLINGER MAKES IT PLAIN Secretary to Stay in Office; Disloyal Subordinates to Go. POLICY TO BE EFFECTIVE Ofriclal Washington Recognizes KlghVof Cabinet Officer to De mand and Receive Support. Work Done Criticised. ORBGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash ington, May 8 Reorganization of the reclamation service, long rumored. Is re garded as a certainty since the declara tion on the -witness stand yesterday by Secretary Ballinger that If he continued at the head of the Department of the Interior the "snakes" would "all he killed every one of them." Secretary Balllger makes no secret of his determination to have a loyal force around him. Washington knows pretty well the difficulties with which he has had to contend, which are the difficul ties that beset any man tn high position whose subordinates resort to "office pol Itlcs" to prevent the results he is seek Ing to attain. Hence, regardless of views as to the merits of the Ballinger-Pin-chot controversy Itself, there Is general sympathy with the attitude of Ballinger himself. JLoyal Service Essential. Any Secretary, says that part of Wash ington officialdom that has had real ex perience and understands, would be jus tified In enforcing loyal action by those lower down and in discharging those subordinates who are Insubordinate. Con seauently Washington again without reference to how it may divide upon the personal issue applauds the Secretary's statement yesterday: "I have found that the only way to control some of these fellows Is to dis charge them." For other official Washingtonians have been in the same boat. Ballinger refused pointedly to specify -which "snakes" will be killed, but his previous testimony has helped Washing ton to make some predictions as to heads that will fall. It la thought that Direc- tor F. H. Newell and Chief Engineer A. P. Davis of the reclamation service will be the first to go. Other changes will take place In the lesser positions, as the Inefficiency of incumbents is brought to light, and an entirely new organiza tion will be perfected. Reorganization Must Follow. Reorganisation must follow the testi mony of the Secretary, for he has ex pressed his lack of confidence in the ability as well as in the integrity of Director Newell, and also denounced as utterly false parts of the testimony pre viously given by both Newell and Davis The Secretary of the Interior Is primar ily responsible for the enforcement of the reclamation act. The officials of the Reclamation Service are his subor dinates. It Is not conceivable that the Secretary, after denouncing both Newell and Davis, should ' allow them to con tinue In office, for to do so would be to breed contempt for authority and dis cord throughout the organization. Bal linger is going to remain In office; there fore the disloyal subordinates will have to get out. Secretary Ballinger Informed the Con gressional Committee that he lacked con fidence in Director Newell from the first and regarded him as a man of decidedly mediocre administrative ability. But he also testified that Newell never had been In harmony with the new adminis tration of the Interior Department, but had continually worked at cross-purposes with the Secretary, objecting to changes which he himself had proposed from time to time. This friction started soon after Mr. Ballinger became Secre tary of the Interior, and continues to the present day. Hitchcock Policy Criticised. The Secretary was critical of much of the work done by the Reclamation Serv ice In times past. Particularly did he censure the building of projects that Ir rigate exclusively or almost exclusively lands In private ownership. The respon sibility for the adoption of theee proj ects, however, rets primarily upon the late Secretary Hitchcock, who approved all those projects. Secretary Ballinger expressed the opinion that under the reclamation act the Government is re quired to build projects made up in' the main of public lands. "He recognized that it would be Impos sible to build projects that did not In clude some private land, but he main tained that the bulk of every project, at the time of its adoption, should be vacant public land, subject to entry. He cited r.umerous instances where this practice has not been followed. He men tioned the Orland project In California, which, contains only 300 acres of public land, the remaining 13.800 acres being In private ownership. The Carlsbad and Hondo projects In New Mexico embrace virtually all public land, and the same Is true of the proposed Rio Grande proj ect in Texas, which has not yet been built. Of the 175.000 acres of American (Concluded on Pace 2.) Young Woman Stops Barefoot Act to Rebuke Men Whose Notes Were Sadly at Variance. LOS ANGELES, Cal.. May 8. Maud Allan, the barefoot dancer, interpolated a scene uncalled for by the programme at the Auditorium last night when she stopped In the middle of Chopin's Ma zurka in B flat, tiptoed out into the middle of the symphony orchestra and very pointedly told the musicians they would have to reach some sort of agree ment among themselves before she could continue her dance. The audience drew a deep breatn and waited to see what would happen. Miss Allan, panting with' excitement and quivering from head to foot, demanded an explanation from the leader. The musicians said that the score had been through so many different hands It was almost Impossible to decipher it. LAUNCH WRECKED IN FOG Llfesavers Rescue Twenty-two Pas sengers and Crew. NEWPORT, Or.. May 8. (Special.) The steam launch Truant, Captain Fo garty, ran aground in a dense fog on South Beach sandsplt, in Yaquina Bay, at 2 o'clock this morning, while returning from Toledo with a party of 22 young people who had been to a dance. No harm resulted, nor were the paseen gers in danger at any time. Captain Wellendar, of the United States lifesavlng station, heard steam exhausting " and, summoning his crew, went to investi gate. They made two trips and removed all the passengers. The launch got free at high tide this morning. Paul Perkins, an ocean navigator, who was on board, said that Fogarty had done all that was possible under the circum stances, and had remained cool. The passengers treated the matter lightly and said that they had enjoyed the experi ence. GIRL PRISONER, CHARGE Los Angeles Swain Asks Police to Rescue His Sweetheart. LdS ANGELES, Cal., May 8. (Spe ciaL) Edward Swartflguer alleges that his sweetheart and cousin. Marietta Swartflguer, Is being held in a home made jail in this city by her father and brother to prevent her marrying him. His attorneys have filed an ap plication for a writ of habeas corpus. The Swartfiguers recently came here from St. Helena, Cal., and the girl's father, George B. Swartflguer. is said to be a wealthy rancher of that place. An officer -who went to the supposed prison-house, at 3811 South Vermont avenue, today, was informed that the family had gone to the country; He has a warrant to arrest the girl so that she can be brought within the jurisdiction of the Superior Court. Edward Swartflguer says he has been engaged to the girl six years, but the family bitterly opposes the union. He says the young woman Is of age. BRUIN AT HOME IN CABIN Miner Returns to Find He Has Been Unwitting Host to Hungry Bear. SPOKANE, Wash., May 8. (Special.) ' When Clyde Daniels reached his cabin at the Silver Cable mine, high In the mountains near Libby, Montana, he found that a bear had dug through the roof and clambered Into the room below, where he had helped himself to bacon, sugar and canned goods. The beast chewed the cans until he had bitten holes large enough to let the contents run out- After getting into the .cabin, bruin'a troubles began, lor he could not go out by the same route. He apparently re mained in the cabin, several days but ecentually tore out & window and bur rowed his way through the snow to free dom. EDITOR GEORGE REMARRIED Former Wife Conies West to Testify for Him. PASADENA, Cal., May 8. (Special.) Charles- E. George, editor of the Lawyer and Banker of Portland. Or., was quietly remarried here last week to his former wife. Mae B. Ritter-George, of New York City. Rev. Henry Wilbur officiated. A wedding breakfast was served at the Hotel Maryland to about a dozen friends of the recontractlng parties. Mrs. George arrived from New York Sunday evening for the purpose of ap pearing as a witness for her husband in a suit brought against him In King Coun ty, Wash., by one Ida L. Austrian, for mer wife of a Jewish cigar salesman. When it was learned the Seattle case was dismissed on a technicality the cou ple were remarried. They were divorced in New York City a year ago last February. They left for San Diego and will thence proceed to New York. RIDING TEST ON TODAY Camp to Be Established at Sandy, Or., for Army Horsemanship. VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash.. May 8. (Special.) Lieutenant Pridgen. of the First Infantry and a detachment of six men, left today for Sandy, Or., to establish a camp which will be used for the horsemanship test, to be taken by the field officers of this department Those taking the test will ride 30 miles a day for three days, beginning tomorrow. Lieutenant -Colonel U. S. Bingham. Deputy-Quartermaster-General tf the United States Army, will have charge of the test, and will make the riae himself. COUNTRY FOR MILES SHAKEN Place After Explosion Looks Like Battlefield. CRY RAISED, "COMET HITS' Crowd at Ball Game Shattered and Hurled Panlc-Strlcken in All Directions At Ottawa, Four Miles Away, Buildings Rock. OTTAWA, Ont., May 8. In an explo sion today the plant of the General Ex plosives Company of Canada, near Hull, Quebec, was totally wrecked. Fifteen persons were killed and 60 others injured. The force of the explosion was terrify ing. The country for miles around was laid waste and many small dwellings In the city of Hull, on the side nearest the explosion, were laid flat on the ground. A baseball game was in progress a short distance from the powder works, about 6 o'clock this evening. The teams were playing the last Inning and when a fire was seen in one of the small build ings of the powder plant, the crowd be gan to swarm up the hill to get a better view of the blaze. Small Blasts Give Warning. Warnings of the danger soon came to the onlookers in two other email explo sions. Sparks and fragments of the wrecked building fell among the specta tors and there was a scurrying from what was considered the danger zone, v Some men in the crowd, aware of the possibility of the danger when the main magazine should be reached, pleaded with the crowd to go still further, back. Many heeded the warning. Others, apparently enjoying the element of danger in the spectacle, stood within 1000 yards of the burning buildings. They were kept on the qul-vive by the continuous detona tions that sent showers of burning .brands In all directions. Scene Resembles Battlefield. It was after the game had broken up and the crowd had joined them at the lire that the magazine exploded. . There were two stunning detonations. Every thing within a radius of a mile and a half was torn and shattered. Giant trees were snapped off close to the earth; barns and dwellings were converted Into kindling-wood, and even in Ottawa, four miles distant, hundreds of plate-glass windows were broken. The scene where the crowd from the ball game stood resembled a battlefield. Headless, armless and legless bodies were lying about among scores of unconscious forms. The silence -that followed the final death-dealing blast was broken by the terrifying cries and moans which came with a return to consciousness of the badly Injured. Shock Laid to Comet. The terrific shock brought thousands ef terror-stricken people into the streets of Hull. Some thought it was an earth quake, while others cried out that the (Concluded on Page 8.) THAT President of Costa Rica Inaugurated in Open" Air Because People Fear Entering Buildings. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 8. Up to noon today, 800 bodies had been taken from the ruins of the houses overthrown In the earthquake last Wednesday at Cartago. The estimate of the dead last evening placed the number at 1500 but it is possible this will be exceeded. Large forces, which have gone to Car tago from San Jose and other points, are now engaged in the work of rescue and even today, several living persons were taken from under the piles of stones and timbers where dwellings once stood. The number of sick and Injured cannot be "counted and since the disaster scores have died from their injuries. Paralso, a . village of 2000 people, about 18 miles east of San Jose, also suffered severely from- the earth shocks, reports reaching here indicat ing that nearly 100 persons were killed. Large fissures that have opened up In Cartago Province have biven addi tional cause for alarm. Ten thousand persons are homeless and severe rains and lack of food and drinking water are responsible for much suffering. The ceremony attending the inaugu ration of Ricardo Jimlnez as president of Costa Rica took place today in one of the plazas of Sah Jose, owing to the fact that the people feared to enter the government building. JURY UNABLE TO AGREE No Verdict Returned in Trial of Ta coma Woman on Murder Charge. TACOMA, Wash., May 8. The jury In the case of Mrs. Martina Kvalshaug, on trial for complicity in the murder of her husband, disagreed and was discharged today. ' The vote stood eight for acquittal, three for murder in the first degree and one blank. INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 7tt degrees; minimus, 50 degrees. TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds. Foreign. Colonel Roosevelt not to be Kaiser's guest at palace, owing to mourning for King Edward. Page a. r - Powder works at -Mull, Quebec, explodes; 15 dead, 50 hurt; Ottawa shaken. Page i. Kinp Edward will be buried at Windsor May 20 tentative date for obsequies. Page 3. - . . ... National. Newell and Davis, of reclamation, to ko Ballinger to reorganize department. Page 1. Taft thourht to have won enough 'near- insurgents" to restore Administration majority In Senate on railroad bin Page 2. Iomestic. Man and woman suspend in carriage 20 feet in midair, until rescued. Page 1. Maud Allen pauses In barefoot dance to re buke orchestra. Page 1. Illinois Congressional delegation to demand Lrorimer ask probe in alleged bribery corruption sensation. Page l. Illinois Prohibitionist may oppose local op tfon laws. Page 3. W. H. Pittman, of Los Angeles, mourns loss of his wife .Heien Poet) and $16,000. Page 3. L Sport. Pacific Coast League results: "Vernon 2, Portland 0; San Francisco 9-6, Los An geles 7-2; Oakland 7-2, Sacramento 2-4. Jeffries asks Billy papke to return to train ing camp. Page . Tacoma Cubs and Chehalis team break even in two games. Page 8. Pacific Northwest. Seattle man leaps from moving streetcar to shoot man wanting with wife. Page 5. Mayor Hir Gill of Seattle shows hostility in sensational campaign. Page 5. , Portland and Vicinity. Scores of Portland early-risers view comet in eastern sky. Page 14. Evangelist says church has lowered stand ard to level of world. Page 10. Portland policemen don't want caps; rain drips down their necks, they say. Page 7. Mayor Simon lays cornerstone for Old Peo ple's Home at Laurelhurst. Page 1). Angry architect roundly scores Dr. W. T. Euster. Page 10. ' GRIDIRON WILL CERTAINLY LOOK GOOD. Briedwell Is Scene of Fatal Accident. NEWBER6 WOMAN IS KILLED Mrs. Eunice Lewis Believed Met Instant Death. ONE MAN ESCAPES, INJURY Team, Taking Fright at Engine, Runs Away, Colliding With Train. Occupants ; Are Thrown to Death, and Fatal Injury. AMITY. Or., May 8. (Special.) One woman dead, another fatally injured and one man suffering from numerous injuries, is the record of a runaway collision with a train at Briedwell. on the branch line out of this city today. Mrs. N. Eunice Lewis, of Newberg, is the dead woman, and Mrs. S. L. Layton, of this city, is not expected to live, so far as could be learned here tonight. The two women had -alighted from the Dallas train at Briedwell and had planned on talcing the branch train to Sheridan only a few mlies west. J. Scully and E. Whipple, both of Sheri dan, however, met the couple at the Briedwell station and offered to drive the women across the country. The offer was accepted, as the Sheridan train was late. Hardly had the two women been seated in the carriage before the Sheridan train, 16 minutes late, came around a sharp curve .in the road near the tracks. The horses took fright, plunged, . is is re ported, across the track In front of the moving train. The vehicle was smashed to kindling, and the occupants thrown a distance ot 30 feet or more. So far as has been learned here to night by; telephone,. Mrs.'Lewls was dead when picked up and that Mrs. Layton, of this city. Is expected to die before morning. Though it ia not definitely known, it is said that Mr. Scully, who was driving, is the man Injured, his companion, E. Whipple escaping with only a few bruises. PAPER TARIFF IS FIXED Regulation Adopted In Washington - Follows Action in Quebec.. WASHINGTON, May 8. Following the regulation recently adopted In Quebec forbidding the exportation of pulp worm irom crown imiua iih. ury Department has given instructions nniuntn,. et l',,ctn m a nn thft Cana dian border, assessing duty on wood pulp and printing paper produced from n. T1 .lll'h ln.TlHn f t P V MSV 1. as provided in the tariff act. These rates follow: m nl.o 11 v irrniinH wnnmiln one twelfth of one cent a pound, dry weight. r ..t,nmnal vnnH nuln. unbleached one-sixth of one cent a pound, dry weight; bleached, one-quarter of one cent a pound, dry weignu n.in.-- no nor thA rAfirillA.F rates VIl f,.a.. f t- tJ ' A i buIm trirtn thA Additional duty of one-tenth of one cent a pound when valued at three cents a pound or less. Man and Woman Rescued From Brink of Death When Only Board Prevented Tumble Into Stream. VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 8. (Spe cial.) Suspended in a buggy 20 feet above Wilson Creek a young couple were res cued yesterday from their perilous posi tion by men from a nearby sawmill, who placed a long ladder for them, to climb down. Miss Winnie McMullen and James Bo- len were driving over Wilson bridge, nine miles north of Vancouver, when the horse became frightened at the railing. which had been blown down on the road way. The rig was backed off of the bridge, the front axle catching on an extended board, holding the buggy, and the top of the rig prevented the young people from falling into the stream below. The young people could not reach the bridge and the men from the Higdon & Bennett sawmill put up the long ladder. Bolen was bruised, but Miss McMullen was not Injured. The horse was not hurt and the rig was not much damaged, so the couple continued their Journey to Manor. FOUR AUT0ISTS IN WRECK Portland Man and Guests Have Nar row Escape From Death. ALBANY, Or., May 8. (Special.) Four young people escaped death or serious injury almost miraculously In an auto mobile accident last night. John C. Burkhart, the Bortland young man who is conducting experiments in aviation here, took a party of friends to Salem in his machine last night. His compan ions were Fred Rles and Misses Alene Henes and Frances Cummings. When about three miles this side of Salem, on the return to Albany, a front wheel struck a rut and shot towards the side of the narrow road,, which was graded up across a slough. Burkhart turned the machine to escape going off one side, and it shot across the narrow highway and down -a 15-foot embank ment into four feet of water. The machine turned turtle, but all its occupants fell clear of the car. Miss Henes was severely bruised about the head and back and Miss Cummings suf fered a cut on one leg. Both young men scaped unhurt. The party walked back to Salem and returned home by train. The machine was badly damaged, and it is estimated it . will , cost $500 to repair it. All the occupants of the car say that Burkhart was not driving recklessly and that the accident was unavoidable. COOK IS PHYSICAL WRECK Canadian Mariner Will Explore Route to Bradley Land. CALL! COON, N. Y., May 8. Four sledges, built for work in the Arctic, were shipped today from here to Cap tain Joseph E. Bernler, of the Cana dian marine, by Theodore A. Cook, brother of Frederick A. Cook. Captain Bernler . will leave next month on a trip of exploration through the territory that Dr. Cook christened Bradley Land. "Whatever may be the outcome of Captain Bernler's exploration I will stand by him," said Theodore Cook today. "If he comes back and says he cannot believe that Dr. Cook reached the Pole, I shall accept that verdict without hesitation." Asked where the doctor is now. The odore Cook said: "He is not and never has been in South America. He is far away from any place where he might be recog nlzed. He is near to a sanitarium. He is not an Inmate, but is getting the advice of the sanitarium physicians. His mind is clear, but he is as yet in no condition to face the battle before him. From a man who weighed over 200 pounds he has fallen away until now he weighs less than 135." 100 GIVE SKIN TO GRAFT Railroad Men Respond to Need of Burned Companion. VANCOUVER, Wash., May 8. (Spe cial.) Fourteen railroad men each gave three inches of akin today, or 42 Inches in all, to be grafted on Otto Johnson, who was severely burned when cooking breakfast for his motherless children several weeks ago. About ' one-twelfth of the burn, which is on the leg, is now covered. Seventy other fellow railroad men have volunteered to give three inches of skin each next Sunday morning to cover en tirely the remainder of the burn. It is estimated by Dr. Guerin, who is per forming the grafting, that it will take the skin of at least ICO men to complete the operation, and tha,t number have volunteered. It will be a year before Johnson is well. A layer of human skin is placed on the wound and then a layer of egg skin. Johnson Is doing well. MANY DEAD IN EXPLOSION Explosives Plant Wrecked and In jured Fill Hospitals. OTTAWA, Ont., May 8. An explosion wrecked the plant of the General Ex plosives Company near Hull tonight. Ten persons are known to be dead and many are missing. The hospitals are filled with injured. Crowds from a nearby baseball field swarmed about the works when the fire broke out and were caught by a terrific blast which wrecked the plant. Bribery Probe to Reach Senator's Seat. DOUBLE-BARRELED ACTION ON Two Grand Juries to Delve Into Alleged Corruption. NEW DISCLOSURES SEEN More Sensational Developments Ex pected This AVeek Congression al Delegation to Insist Lo ri mer Ask for Investigation. CHICAGO, May S. (Special.) The investigation of the Legislative brib ery cases enters upon its second week tomorrow as a double-barreled In quiry with prospects of fresh devel opments of startling character. Two grand Juries, will probe into the al leged corruption, with Senator Lorimer probably playing a more important role than either he or the public suspected. When the special grand jury of Cook County resumes its. sessions in the morning it will begin to explore new labyrinths of alleged venality in the General Assembly, while at Springfield, the Sangamon County grand Jury will give Its time to investigation of con ditions at the state capital as de scribed in the three confessions of Representatives Charles A. White, of O'Fallon; H. J. C. Beckmeyer, of Car lyle, and Michael S. Link, of Mitchell. New Disclosures Probable. Although the special grand jury has not mapped out its programme for this week, it was said at the Criminal Court building that it probably would leave out the St. Louis "jack-pot" end of the inquiry for the time being and travel into paths as yet undisclosed,' and that before the week Is over, the jurors will have opened an inquiry as to whether part of the alleged general legislative fund was distributed in Chi cago to some of the Assemblymen from the Northern districts. The developments today were as fol lows: State's Attorney Wayman declared that the cases against Representatives Lee O'Neill Brown and Robert E. Wilson, respectively indicted for bribery and per jury, would be brought to trial within 30 days. Dispatches from Washington say that the Illinois Congressional delegation are becoming insistent that Senator Lorimer take the initiative and ask for an inves tigation. If Lorimer does not act, an Investigation may be called for in the near future as to whether he is entitled to his seat. No Clash Is Expected. State's Attorney Edmund Burke, of Springfield, says there will be no clash ing of the Sangamon County and Cook County grandVjuries. More Democratic Legislators, who voted for Mr. Lorimer for Senator, are ex. pected to be brought before the special grand jury tomorrow. Representative T. J. Cermak, secretary of the United Societies, combats a state ment of Representative W. C- Blair, of Mount Vernon, that he was offered a bribe in connection with the local option bill in 1907. A fourth confession and more indict ments are said to be among the prospects for the week. No Names Will Be Divulged. Reports were current today that in the White-Beckmeyer-Link confessions are contained the names of Assemblymen that have not as yet been made public Several subpenas were issued from the , confession of Representative Link, but State's Attorney Wayman will not di vulge the names of those on whom they were served. The recipients are expected to appear during the week, some of them being expected tomorrow. At the Criminal Court building Link's confession appears to be regarded as ranking next in Im portance to that of Representative White, from which it is surmised that the Mitchell statesman brought new names Into the Investigation. The similarity between the three con fessions was widely commented on dur ing the day. All three men confess that they received the same two bribes, one for voting on United States Senator, the other as a dividend from the "jackpot." GIRL'S CLOTHING ON FIRE Father Is Burned Extinguishing Flames That Envelop Little One. When drying her dress before a kitchen fire yesterday at 10:30 A. M., 5-year-old Kathryn Murphy, of Sylvan, was severe ly burned. Her father, Thomas Murphy, a fruit peddler, was Just outside the door and he beat out with his bare hands the flames which enveloped her and was himself severely burned. The child was badly burned about the arms, her face was burned and her hair was burned off. She was removed to the Multnomah County Hospital. She was reported as resting comfortably last night and as being out of danger.