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PORTLAND. OREGON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LH-XO. 16,285.
$150,000 FOR DAM
Congress and 2 States
Asked to pay. -
JOINT COMMITTEES SEE LITE
Harnessing Columbia River at
"The Narrows" Studied.
TWO GOVERNORS APPROVE
Oregon and Washington Delegations
See Chance to Bring Many Xcw
Industries to " Territory if
Project Becomes Reality.
THE DALLES. Or., Feb. 2. (Special.)
The United States Government and
the states of Oregon and Washington
will each be asked to appropriate $50,-
000 that a detailed survey and thorough
Investigation of the proposed Columbia
Kiver power project may be made, as
a result of an inspection made today
at the prospective damsite by joint
committees representing Oregon and
Washington. This state was represented
by- Governor West. Senators R. R. But
ler. of The Dalles: I. N. Day. of Port
land; Representatives A. H. Eaton, of
Eugene; C A. Appelgren. of Portland
J. T. Hlnkle, of Hermlston; State En
gineer John H. Lewis. Engineer L. F.
liana and Engineer G. L. Parker, of
the United States Geological Survey.
Governor Ernest Lister headed the
Washington delegation, which also In
cluded Senator Leonard, of Chehalis;
Senator McGulre, Representative N. B.
Brooks, of Goldendale; Rowland, of Ta
coma. and Stewart, of Spokane; High
way Commissioner Roberts and F. F.
Henshaw, of the United States Geolog
Ximwum af River Amiiri.
The joint committee arrived here at
1 o'clock this afternoon and was the
guest of The Dalles Business Men's As
sociation at luncheon In the Hotel
" Dalles. A special State. Portage Rail
way train took the visitors and 100
business men of The Dalles five and
one-half miles up the river to the "Nar
rows" of the Columbia, the site Of the
dam for what will be the largest and
probably the cheapest water power
plant in the world, if the project ma
terializes. The visitors were greatly
Impressed by the narrowness of the
river. Here the entire volume of water
of the Columbia passes between walls
of rock 200 feet apart. Many of the
legislators, upon arrival, forgot their
official duties long enough to try to
throw rocks across the river, but Sena
tor Butler was the only one who suc
ceeded. After they had viewed the proposed
site from all angles and had posed for
pictures. Engineer Lewis called the
delegations together on a fish wheel,
which looks down upon the site, and
they held an executive session. Mr.
Lewis explained that he had commu
nicated with numerous Industries In
the East and In Europe, outlining the
project, and said he Is certain the states
could dispose of their 300,000 continu
ous horsepower developed and their
:36.000 additional horsepower available
only eight months in a year.
w Industries Possible.
Some of the new industries, he said,
which could be started In Oregon it
the power plant should be constructed
are: Fertilizer works, iron and steel
Industries, wood distillation plants,
aluminum, carbide, alkali works, electro-chemical
Industries, woolen pulp
and paper mills and light, heat and
power In wholesale blocks to eucourage
new industries. He said the "Juice" of
the proposed power plant would be con
sumed entirely by new Industries and
would therefore not compete in retail
business with local power companies.
The engineer told the members of the
delegation that diamond drill borings
at the damsite and a thorough and de
tailed survey of the project would be
expensive, but necessary, to learn if the
proposition is "anything more than a
pipe dream." He suggested that each
state and the National Government
Jointly raise 5150,000, the amount
needed to conduct a proper survey.
Both Governors Favor.
Governor Lister, of Washington, was
asked if he favored the suggestion.
"Today Is the first chance I have hac
to look into this question, but these
states need development of this kind
and I believe the proposition is worth
the right kind of an investigation, and
would favor such an appropriation," he
Governor West said he favors the ap
propriation being made, and the com
mittees from the two states said they
would unanimously recommend the ap
propriations to their Legislatures and
to the Government for the purpose of
making a detailed survey or the power
project, whose estimated cost Is $23.
000.000. It would take one year to
make the investigation, Mr. Lewis
The visitors departed for Portland at
S o'clock, returning from the trip up
the Columbia shortly before that time.
MORE POWER THAX NIAGARA
Proposed Inquiry Is to Find Out ir
Project Is Commercially Feasible.
BT ADDISON BENNETT.
A few days ago a resolution was in
troduced In the Oregon Legislature call
ing for a committee to be formed for
Concluded on Face 5.
VIOLET RAY MAY
SCIENTIST PREDICTS SUBSTI
TUTE FOR CHEMICALS.
Brewing by Electricity, In Which
Slash Tnb Will Disappear, Is
LONDON. Feb. 2. "Food kept in ultra-violet
rays during the hot weath
er." may be a shopkeeper'sannounce
ment in the future, according to the
Lancet, and it Is further suggested that
the filter may be superseded by the
silent electric discharge.
"There can be little doubt that the
study of the action of ultra-violet rays,
or of the silent discharge, is leading to
Interesting developments which may
possess great practical Importance,"
says the writer. "The application of
ultra-violet rays to the sterilization of
water supplies furnishes an example,
although it appears probable that there
Is still room for improvement in this
application In order to make the proc
ess a completely efficient one.
"The extension of this principle to
the preservation of botn liquid and
solid foods Is also foreshadowed, al
though here considerable difficulty is
encountered, owing to the opaqueness
of the materials to the radiations.
"A process of preserving perishable
foods, independent of the use of chem
icals, about the innocence of which
there is doubt, would obviously be a
valuable -discovery to the community."
It Is also suggested that brewing
will be carried ou by electricity, the
mash tub being replaced by the con
verter. TAFT NAMES 114 JUDGES
Record for Life Appointments Un
surpassed in Federal History.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Before he
quits office President Taft expects to
send to the Senate the nominations of
five more Federal Judges, making a
total of 114 In his Administration, a
record unequaled in four years, so far
as available documents show, by any
other President. Counting these five
nominations and ten already sent to the
Senate but still unconfirmed, Mr. Taft
will have named 58 per cent of the 195
Federal judges provided for by the
While the President is known to re
gain! his appointments to the Supreme
Court as the most important he has
made, and he lias named five of the
nine members of that court and a chief
justice, he has taken great pride, in
his selection of circuit, district and
territorial Judges. There are 146 Fed
eral Judges who enjoy life tenure and
of that sort Mr. Taft has appointed 6o
Mr. Roosevelt in his first term named
43 life Judges and in his second 41. Mr.
McKtnley named 23 life judges, Mr.
Cleveland In his second terms 27, and
Mr. Harrison 49.
TRAINMEN HONOR ACTRESS
Men Bare Heads and Lanterns Light
Sarah Bernhardt Path.
A novel tribute of respect was paid
to Madame Sarah Bernhardt by six
trainmen at Milwaukie last night as
the renowned actress stepped from her
private car to board her llmousino for
her final appearance at the Orpheum.
The crew of the engine detailed to haul
the Bernhardt special stood with bared
heads in the presence of the world
famous actress and made two rows of
train lanterns between which Madame
"Merci gentlemen" said the star bow
ing to each of the trainmen, who
formed the cordon of honor.
Edward J. Sullivan, Orpheum man
ager for Madame Bernhardt, says the
tribute so moved the great actress that
she talked about it constantly on her
way to the theater.
Madame Bernhardt and her company
departed at 1:30 o'clock this morning
fpr Chleo. Cal., where the world's star
will appear for one night, before pro
ceeding to Sacramento and Stockton.
Fully 1000 persons assembled at the
stage entrance to the Orpheum after
the performance last night to have
"one last look'' at the visitor.
BOY, AGED 11 , IS HERO
Springfield Lad Rescues Smaller
Companion From Log Pond.
SPRINGFIELD. Or., Feb. 2. (Spe
cial.) In the person of Harry Sage,
aged 11, who rescued Robert Palmer.
aged 7, from a log pond, into which he
had fallen while playing with a party
of .boys, Springfield folk believe they
have a candidate for a Carnegie medal.
The Palmer lad slipped from a log
into deep water and sank twice. In
trying to reach him from another log,
young Sage Vas also thrown into the
water. Unmindful of his own safety.
Sage held on to the smaller boy. man
aged to remove his own coat and finally
struggled to shore with him.
The Palmer lad was revived on the
bank, and shortly after was able to run
home, while his rescuer limped away
with a badly sprained ankle.
HONEY SCARCE AND DEAR
California Beekeepers, With Short
Crop, Get High Prices.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal.. Feb. 2.
(Special.) The beekeepers of this
county are receiving top-notch prices
for their honey. Honey which brought
in the past 3 cents a pound, now brings
H to S cents.
The output has been short generally.
One district that generally ships about
10 cars sent out only two this season.
The market is very firm and the ten
dency upward. This condition will
continue unless the rain is abundant.
IS PUT INTO EFFECT
New Units Will Sim
ORDERS ARE' MORE EFFECTIVE
Promptness Will Be Gained in
Time of Dire Need.
COMMANDS ARE ASSIGNED
Western Department to Be Un
der Major-General Murray, and
First Division rndcr Brigadier-General
ML P. Mans.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Provision for
the tactical organization of the United
States Army into three infantry di
visions and one calvary division is
made in an order issued by direction
of President Taft, and made public to
night by Secretary of War Stimson.
The plan of reorganization becomes ef
fective February 13. and includes the
entire mobile army within the conti
nental limits of the United States.
Hitherto there has been no tactical
army organization higher than a regi
ment. There have been no brigades or
divisions existing in time of peace. Up
on the outbreak of war, when an army
is needed, it was necessary to create
such an army under all the stress and
hurry and excitement of such an occa
sion. Country Is Subdivided.
In order to carry out the necessary
administrative work connected with the
military establishment' of the United
States the country has been divided by
the new order into four geographical
departments an eastern, central, west
ern and southern, with headquarters re
spectively at Governor's Island, Chi
cago, San Francisco and San Antonio.
One army division will be situated in
each of these departments, the cavalry
division being in the southern depart
ment, with an infantry division. In each
of the remaining departments. The
eastern and western departments are
virtually the same territorially as the
present eastern and western divisions,
while the southern department is carved
from the present central division.
Commands Are Assigned. j
By direction of President Taft the I
following assignments to command of!
departments, divisions, brigades and
districts are announced: Eastern de
partment, Major-General Thomas H.
Barry; central department, Major-General
William H. Carter; southern de
partment, Brigadier-General Tasker H.
Bliss (at present commanding depart-
(Concluded on Page 2.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 48
degrees; minimum. 31 degrees.
TODAY'S Kaln; southerly winds.,
Heform bills In Legislature many. Page 9,
Washington House committee completes
. plan for reapportionment oi uibjiww""
al Districts. Page 9.
Dock commission favors bill diverting tide,
land revenue to school fund. Page 9.
Baroness Vaughan causes talk by efforts to
entrap nusband. fage J.
nr. PrHmann'! delav In maklnr public re
ported tuberculosis cure puzxlea friends.
Ultra-violet ray may replace chemicals as
food preservative, page J
Porte orders army not to shoot until at
tacked, page 2.
Democrats counting on Income tax to pre
vent deficit from tariff. Page -.
Reorganization of Army on division basis
formally announced, i-age i.
TntmnRtAr-rcenenil would Increase 11-pound
limit In parcel post and reduce some
rates. Page 6.
Hoboes' organization disbanded after row
over Socialism. Page 0.
Romh nt In oackage kills New York
woman.- Page 4.
City built by Cain said to be Klamath.
Women trampled to death In movlng-plc-
ture theater panic. Page 1.
Four lose lives In Sacramento fire at which
young women are Heroines, rage .
French philosopher says laughter is Inven
tion to correct man s oiuuuei o. 6o
nnfti-harrit nirks all-star track team from
best athletes ever produced on Pacific
Coast. Page 10.
Secretary Farrell to decide whether Thorpe
was Tree agent wnen ,ne smneu .....
Giants or property of Beaumont, Tex.
Multnomah track team to begin practice.
Del Howard may manage Seals. Page 10.
Agnes Mannlon. ex-Portland nurse, disap
pears suddenly from Roseburg. Page 3.
Joint committees of Oregon and Washing
ton Legislatures and two Governors in
dorse inquiry Into Celilo dam project.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mayor Rushlight and Agnes O'Connor In
nuletlv wedded. Page 14.
Judge Clifford P. Bmlth, C. S. B., of'Bos-
ton, speaks on tnnsuan Bvwao. i
Governor Lister, of Washington, believes In
vat. iwiOTjtr. T'n 4.
Bull Moose plead with Legislature to grant
party legal iwiiu v- - --
Seventh street widening work begins. Page 8.
Frank B. Riley discusses proposed Interstate
bridge. Page 14.
County Assessor Reed Discusses proposed
UiimnnM law. Pa0 8.
Ground-hog sees shadow Sunday. Page 1.
Defeat of School Boara leaves scnooia con
gested, rage i.
NO, $60,000 ISN'T AT JAIL
However, Man Who Makes Inquiry
for Same il Locked Vp.
George Dowling, 32 years old, a la-
Imrer. walked tnto rne rojice Dtation
last night and inquired if someone had
left some money for- him.
"How much?" asked Patrolman Maas,
after Dowling had been unable to tell
the name of the man who left the
money and the policeman could find
no record of a deposit.
"Oh about 160,000, said Dowling.
He was charged with insanity and
lodged in the County Jail.
Snow Covers Prairie States.
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 2. A storm that
began early today has covered West
ern Missouri, Eastern and Central Kan
sas and Northern Oklahoma with from
four to ten Inches of snow.
WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A BRIDGE.
CITY BUILT BY CAIN
TRACED TO OREGON
Klamath Is Said to Be
Enoch of Bible.
"LAND OF PEACH" IS FOUND
Noted Archaeologist Reports
Result of Research.
LABORERS THEN WEALTHY
Peabody Museum at Harvard Ad
vised America Was "Iand of
Nod," From Which Adam Was
Taken to Garden of Eden.
Points In archaeologist's dlscoery
that Cain lived in Oregon:
Klamath was original city of
Enoch, to which many fled after
Town was founded by Cain, and
was communal settlement.
Region thereabouts was known to
tradition as "Land of Peach."
Traces of airships have been
Great cataclysm has destroyed
early canals and irrigating ditches.
Land of Nod, from which Adam
was taken, was America.
BOSTON, Feo. 2. (Special.) That
Cain, the son of Adam, established the
first city In America, near Klamath,
Or., and that it was to this city, called
Enoch, that the people of Asia fled in
part to escape the flood. Is the asser
tion of Charles Hallock, Ph. D., an
archaelogist, in a report to the Peabody
Museum at Harvard.
The region about Enoch was known
throughout tradition as the Land of
Peach. It was a communal settlement.
Great personal fortunes .were divided
among the laborers. Just before the
deluge, Dr. Hallock says the discoveries
show, many routes extended out from
the city, and gold probably was
brought up from California.
Traces of Airships Found.
The actual discoveries on the Pacific
Coast regarding the city have consist
ed of stone, bone and metal tools at
various levels, traces of rude machin
ery, including ships and airships, and
inscriptions and pictographs of what
appear to have been temples.
Some great cataclysm rendered use
less the aqueducts and irrigating canals
of the place. Disjointed records of
this catastrophe are inscribed upon
monoliths and porticos, according to
North America is asserted to be the
Biblical Land of Nod, lying to the
(Concluded on Pat;e 3.
DAY ENDS IN RAIN
WEATHER FORECAST IS SXOW
IX EASTERX OREGOX.
Skeptical Persons Insist Animal Xot
Xutlve of Oregon and Theory
Will Xot Hold Here.
Somewhere within the belt of Oregon
sunshine, the groundhog saw his
shadow yesterday, and apparently he
lost no time In scuttling back to his
hole and beginning to brew the six
weeks of Winter specified In the old
Diners went Into the restaurants
about 6 o'clock, and, emerging an hour
later, stepped into a sprinkle of rain.
"The groundhog has certainly seen
his shadow," was the stock expression
that went from lip to lip.
The weather forecaster announced
last night rain for today, with snow
In Eastern Oregon, but was not inclined
to prophesy six weeks for its duration,
the "groundhog" and the "goosebono"
and other time-honored means of
prophecy not being regarded as au
thoritative instruments for forecasting
in the Government office. Forecaster
Beals seems .rather inclined to think
that, while Oregon is due for a certain
amount more of Winter weather, the
Spring season is likely to make its
appearance some time before the ap
pointed season of the groundhog's re
tirement. Skeptics Insist that the groundhog
isn't a native animal of Oregon, any
how, and if there wasn't any ground
hog to come out and see his shadow,
the theory won't hold In this state.
Therefore they scoff at the tiny rain
that appeared last night, as if in proof
of the old legend's truth, and continue
to hold that Winter is pretty nearly
over and that one shouldn't be sur
prised to see swallows hanging about
the parks within the next four weeks.
"Snap, snap" (with the fingers). That
for the groundhog in Oregon!
NEW YORKJTIMES MOVES
Xew spaper s Xew Home Just Around
Corner From Times Square.
NEW YORK, Feb. S. (Special.)
The New York Times today moved its
operating departments into a new
building, the Times Annex.
The new home of the Times is situ
ated almost within calling distance of
the old building. The Times Annex is
on the north side of Forty-third street.
Just around the corner from Times
Square. It exceeds 2,500,000 feet in
cubic contents and more than 144,000
feet in floor space is designed prlmar
ily for newspaper use.
There are five presses on the first
floor below the street level four dou
ble sextuple Hoe presses and one oc
tuple press the combined capacity of
which, when all are running at full
speed, is extremely large, for each of
the four double sextuples will print
each minute on both sides of the paper
an unuruaen . riuuuu ui paper, imu
newspaper pages wide and 2 13-16 miles
long. When running at full speed each
of the double sextuple presses is cap
able of turning out 72,000 copies of
a 24-page paper an hour, or a total of
288,000 copies an hour.
SOIL SURVEY COMPLETED
Report on Hood River Conntry to Be
Issued Xext Summer.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. The field
work of the soil survey of the Hood
River area, in Oregon, made by ex
perts of the Bureau of Soils of the
United States Department of Agricul
ture, has been completed. The report
will be issued the coming Summer.
The area surveyed comprises parts
of Hood River County, Oregon, and
Klickitat and .Skamania , counties,
Washington, and contains 250 square
miles, or 160,000 acres.
The survey was made In order that
the department might show the crop
adaptations of the various types of
soil in the area and make recommen
dations aB to what methods of farm
management should be practiced to ob
tain larger returns per acre, and at
the same time maintain or increase the
present fertility of the soil.
A soil map, showing In colors the
location and extent of the various types
of soil encountered in the area, and
the location of all farmhouses, churches.
schools, public roads, streams and rail
roads in the area, will accompany the
WOMAN OUTWITS ROBBER
Uold-up Man Gets 20 Cents From
Pocket, Overlooking Fortune,
Sirs. Fred Kemp, of 511 Columbia
street, saved a large sum of money and
several diamond rihss last night when
she held them In her muff as a thug
searched her pockets. The robber ap
proached her at Sixteenth and Jeffer
son streets and ordered her to "put up
She complied, but kept tight hold of
the valuables in her muff. The holdup
man searched the pockets of her coat
and took 20 cents, then allowed her to
go her way.
FIRE CHIEF'S HOME BURNS
Official Rushes Into House and Re
moves Mother, Who Dies Later.
WASHINGTON, Fa., Feb. 2. An
swering an alarm of fire today. Fire
Chief Patrick Curran found his own
home in flames. Rushing Into the house
Cuief Curran stumbled over the body
of his mother, aged 84, and carried her
to the street.
The aged woman died two hours later
from burns received when her clothing
became ignited from an open grate.
TO DEMI) PUNIC
4000 Stampede in Pic
WAITING CROWD IN CRUSH
Boy's Cry of "Fire" Spreads
Terror in Audience.
STEEP STEPS ARE PITFALL
Xew York Official Says There Are
800 Equally Perilous Places
in City, but Xo Ordinance
Has Been Violated.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2 A boy's cry of
"fire" and the smoke from an ex
ploded reel of a motion picture machine
in an East Side theater resulted to
night in a panic among the audience
of 4000 persons and a rush for the exits
In which two women were killed -and
11 other persons so badly injured that
they had to be sent to hospitals.
The panic occurred in one of the
most densely populated sections of the
East Side and the thousands who
poured into East Houston street In
front of the theater and rushed to . the
doors added to the confusion and to
the number of injured.
Women Trampled to Death.
The two women, who have not been
identified, were trampled to death In
the crush of the crowd to reach the
doors. The operator of the machine
soon extinguished the burning film
and the flames did not spread beyond
the fireproof cage in which he worked.
With the exception of one rear exit
door, the only means of escape from
the theater was through the main ves
tibule and It was here in a narrow
space that most of the Injured were
found. The two women who were
killed were picked up In the main sec
tion of the theater, where they had
Steep Steps Prove Deadfall.
Steep steps lead from the sidewalk
to the theater entrance and down these
hundreds fell, while those behind piled
on top. Children became separated
from their parents and frantic search
ers for friends or relatives mingled
with the panic-stricken audience. It
was more than an hour before It was
known definitely that only two had
In the panic clothes were torn from
their wearers and the police gathered
up a great pile of hats, coats, shoes,
eyeglasses, and even pocketbooks. A
few rings and watches were among the
salvage taken to a police station for
Waiting Crowd Caught la Crash.
At the time the panic started fully
100 persons were waiting In the ves
tibule td gain admission to the theater
and as the doors burst open from with
in, these were caught in the rush.
Fire Commissioner Johnson arrived
at the theater soon after it had been
cleared. In a statement be declared
that there were 800 similar places in
greater New York where conditions are
equally perilous. Ho said, however,
that the owners had complied with
every ordinance governing such places.
PIGEON FL1ES 600 MILES
Carrier Bird Takes Note to Xew
York From Ship at Sea.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2. Bearing a note
from a passenger on the Prins Frled-
erlch Wilhelm, now in mid-ocean on
the way to Bremen, a carrier pigeon
dropped exhausted on the roof of a
big uptown hotel late today.
The message was from A. Schubach.
of Seattle, Wash., president of a
steamship company, who Informed the
hotel management that Mrs. Schubach
had left t-.vo valuable sable skins In
her suite at the hotel before she start
ed for Europe last Thursday.
When In this city 15 months ago Mry.
Schubach left two carrier pigeons, at A
the birds were kept on the hotel ryof
until last Thursday, when Mr. and Sirs.
Schubach decided they would take the
pigeons on their oceun trip. The Trina
Friederich Wilhelm was nearly 600
miles at sea at 9 o'clock Sunday morn
ir.g, when one bird was released.
The hotel management replied to Mr.
Schubach by wireless that the pigeon
had arrived safely.
STATE RACES FOR HONOR
Xew Mexico Wants to Be One to De
cide Income Tax Amendment.
SANTA FE, N. M., Feb. 2. In an ef
fort to beat New Jersey to the honor
of being the SGth state to ratify the In
come tax amendment to the Federal
Constitution. New Mexico legislative
leaders planned tonight for immediate
action by the House when it reassem
bles tomorrow afternoon.
A pell of the House shows an over
whelming majority of its members fa
vorable to the Joint resolution of ratifi
cation adopted Saturday by the Senate,
and it is planned to suspend the rules
and rush the measure to Immediate