Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 28, 1913, Image 1

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Thousands of Persons Still
Trapped in Upper Stor
ies of Buildings.
Frantic Crowds Keep Watch
as Each Body Is Brought In,
Looking for Loved Ones.
Quartermaster Authorized to
Buy All Rations Needed.
Sanitary and Health Officials Pre
pare to Take Precautions Lest
Pestilence Follow Reced
ing of Waters.
first National Baalt building Crm
Iral Di)1 la burning. The flood
trairn tan receded ao far that ftre
mea witk aa eaglaa raeecedcd la set
tlaat across, and all peraoaa wae wtah
to lean are betas; aront oat. Tae
Third-afreet bridge .over ke Blaj
Miami River la aafn.
MaaiT acnaaa there toalgbt refused
1m tear. belle-ring taey ootid better
eeetnr food aad clothing there taaa
la other starts af Daytov.
WEST DATTOH, O. March 37. Six
haadred aeraoaa. trapped la I'aloa Sta
rt oa aad reported to hare beea drowsed,
were reaeaed taaJght. For three days
taey aaT beea ataadlaaT Uke aardlaea
la a box. .
WEST DaTTON, O.. Starch 27. After
a day of gruelling work, volunteer res
cuers bare removed more than half a
hundred bodies from the waters of the
Great Miami River and Wolf Creek,
saved upward of 500 who for two days
have been clinging- to roofs or living; In
upper stories. '
With the coming: of nightfall the ef
forts to rescue more persons was
slackened and all of Dayton not in the
central flood district waited in dread
for the nightly fires which have added
horrors to the already terrible situa
tion. Knowledge that thousands are
trapped on upper floors of the build
ings, where they cannot be reached.
adds to their terror tonight. The waters
in all the inundated districts fell from
three to Ave feet today and the cur
rente of the river and creek have
slackened so that it la possible, except
tn the center of the city, for small
boats to reach sufferers.
Looters at Work.
Conditions In West Dayton and In the
central part of the city became acute
tonight. Looters are at work, accord
ing to the mllltla. Communication with
the down town districts Is cut off ex
cept through the militia. They refuse
to let anyone venture into that district.
The guardsmen say a score of physi
cians suspected of being bent on loot
ing hsve been arrested. An ex-policeman,
caught coming out of a deserted
home, is In prison.
Tlie Fourth National bank building
is still burning. The glare is lighting
the eky for miles and though several
engine companies are fighting the blase
they are making little headway. All
lights in the central district have been
ordered extinguished because of fear
that the natural gas which was sup
posed to be turned off. is on.
The floodwatcrs. which for two days
have held Central Dayton waterbound.
have receded and by daylight it is be
lieved the overflow will have disap
peared front the district.
Wild Rumor Afloat.
Wild rumors that tannot be con
firmed are afloat tonight.
The weather has rleared and fear of
pestilence now is the chief worry for
officials in charge of the situation.
A lieutenant of mllltla said tonight
that probably 100 bodies had been lo
cated in the central district, but that
no attempt would be made to remote
them until daylight. The coming of
day may lend a more cheerful view to
the situation, "but may add to its real
seriousness. At midnight shots were
frequently heard from every direction
Militiamen say four men have been shot
but It la impossible to confirm this, as
no one. on any mission, is allowed east
of the Pennsylvania tracks. Passes
Issued to presa representatives are not
good after 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
-t-ording to ordera issued tonight. A
('unstable on duty at the Pennsylvania
President's Xephew Arrested After
Demand That Other Political
Foes Be Turned Over toHlm.
MEXICO CITY, March 27. Knrique
Zepeds, Governor of the federal dis
trict, a nephew of President Huerta,
took Into his own hands the ridding of
the country of Its political enemies
early today, when he directed the
shooting- of Gabriel Hernandes, ex
eommandant of the rurales. and then
personally sperintended the lncinera.
Con of Hernandes bod In the garden
of Belem Prison, where the execution
too place.
The government Is shocked at Ze-
peda's act and has removed him from
office and consigned him to me prison
In the National palace. Friends of Ze
peda offer aa an explanation that the
Governor was not In a responsioie con
dition at the time.
Zeoeda led a squad of mounted po
lice to the penitentiary early toaay
and demanded that several political
prisoners bo surrendered to him. say
ing . that as Governor of the federal
district be could kill' them. His de
mand waa refused by Warden Llciago.
Then Znneda led his forces to the
Bolem Prison, and when tiernanaei
, led forth his body was riddled
with bullets.
Zeneda ordered firewood piled In the
patio and Hernandes" body was burned.
When the facta became known.
Deda'a arrest was ordered.
It Is said that Zepeda, wane ariuKing
last night, said:
"Tii. administration is not out or
danger yet. We must kill mors peo
Clackamas Connty Educators Vote to
Change Annual Institute.
OREGON CITY. Or., March 27. (Spe
cial.) The teachers of Clackamas
County, by overwhelming majority.
have voted to substitute a teacners
training course annually for the an
nual Institute. The vote was taken In
conformity with a bill passed at the
last session of the Legislature author
ising the various County Superintend
ents to obtain the sentiment of the
teachers on the subject.
All but a few of the teachers or me
oounty voted. Mr. Gary, who will have
charge of the training school, plans to
have It at 'Gladstone Park, three-weeks
before the beginning of Chautauqua.
The association has tendered the free
use of the grounds and buildings ana
tents will be offered for rent for 2
for the three weeks, the same price
that Is charged for two weeks at the
I also expect to establish a co
operative boarding-house, saia air.
Gary. Thia will enable the teachers to
live at the smallest cost.
Bill to Prohibit Whisky Manufacture
In United States Drafted. j
LONG BEACH. March 27. (Special.)
Benson, millionaire lumberman and
hotel owner of Portland, who has been
tavlne in The Virginia for the winter.
will endeavor to procure legislation by
Congress prohibiting the manufacture
of whisky in the United states. Mr.
Benson has set aside 250.000 to further
the project, and his atorney. Is now
drafting a bill that Mr. Benson wishes
to have passed at Washington.
The proposed bill will positively pro
hibit the manufacture of whisky, but
will not interfere with the manufacture
of beers and wines. The amount w
alcohol allowable in these ilquora will
be specified, however.
Amironrlations Totaling $480,000
Are Chopped Off.
OLYMPIA. Wash., March 17. (Spe
cial.) Governor Lister has vetoed ap
propriatlon bills passed by the recent
i..-i Mature and carrying a total of
Among the bills vetoed were, those
providing $100,000 for a woman's build
Ing at the University of Washington.
$100,000 for a preliminary survey of
the Quincy irrigation project, and
IJOO.OOO for the public building bu
reau. The Governor approved the bill
appropriating $50,000 for a state pow
der factory at Pullman.
Three Men Are Arrested in Hotel nt
Sixth and Stark Streets.
A quiet little poker game In a room
in a hotel at Sixth and Stark streets,
where one man had nearly all the
money on the table, was broken up
last night by Detectives Litherland and
Hill. The detectives arrested three
men. who gave the names of Robert
Farrish. clerk; C. E. Johnson, broker.
and A. L. Smith, also broker. About
JiS was on the tabic, of which $19 waa
lying In front of one man. The detec
tives, knowing that a fourth member
of the party was expected, knocked on
the door and were readily admitted.
"Cross Trader" Is Expelled.
CHICAGO, March 27. Mark Bates,
antil recently president of the grain
firm of W. G. Press Co.. has been
expelled from the Board of Trade here.
The directors found Bates guilty of
"cross trading." Frank M. Bunch, for
mer president of the Board of Trade,
was expelled a short time ago on sim
ilar charges.
i i i
Contributions Pouring
in From All Sides.
City Promises to Establish
Record for Liberality.
Chamber of Commerce, Designated
as Official Recipient of Honey,
Acta Promptly - When Call
Comes From Governor Cox.
By appointment of Governor West
and Mayor Rushlight, the Portland
Chamber of Commerce has been au
authorlaed to receive and forward
all contributions from -the people of
Portland and Oreron for the relief
of flood sufferers In Ohio and In
diana. A. H- Averfll. president of the
chamber, has named a committee to
conduct the campaign. This com
mittee will meet in the office of B.
C. Glltner, secretary, at 11 o'clock
thia morning, to organise for active
work and to secure co-operation with
commercial bodies throughout the
Mayor Rushlight has issued an ap
peal to all citizens to Join in the
relief work and has authorised the
City Treasurer to receipt for funds
and to pay them over to the Cham
ber of Commerce.
Collections will fee telegraphed to
the flood districts dally.
Contributions for the relief of flood
sufferers In Ohio and Indiana now are
pouring into the office of E. C. Glltner,
secretary of the Portland Chamber of
Cmmrr ie-.ho h&a been appointed by
Governor West and Mayor Rushlight
as the official recipient of funds.
Cash In liberal amounts Is the prin
cipal need. As fast as It Is collected
it will be forwarded to the affected
districts.' Portland promises to estab
lish a record for liberality and prac
tical charity In aiding the cause.
More than $3500 was collected and
forwarded from Portland yesterday
and organized relief Is not even under
way. Action was taken Immediately
when an official call for relief was re
ceived yesterday from Governor Cox. of
Meeting Called for Today.
Definite steps to collect a substantial
amount in Portland and throughout
Oregon will be taken at a meeting at
11 o'clock this morning of a comroit-
Concluded on Page 4.
Tbe Weather.
TOTJAT Rain, southerly winds
YESTERDAY Maximum temperature, 50
degrees; minimum. 42 degrees.
Dayton hears further flrea la flooded dis
trict, page L
President Wilson will go to flood district if
necessary. Page 2.
Death list In entire flood district may be
he aa low as 2000. Pass 1.
Fortiand sends S3G00 for relief of floor suf
ferers. Page 1.
Crazed women jump from boata Into water
while being rescued, rage
Numerous Portland residents fear relatives
lost In floods. Pace 8.
Ohio River. rising rapidly, endangers
Louisville. Pace 4.
Death list in Columbus, Ow sear iM.
Page 3.
Workhouse inmates at Dayton, oa verge of
starvlnr. rebel. Page s.
Ohio Governor may commandeer railway
lines. Pace 1.
Recovery of bodies begins at Hamilton.
Page 5.
Nephew of President Huerta directs execu
tion of political enemy, rage
Execution' of Allen clansman, father
on. noatnoned few hours. Page 8. '
Frost testifies he was swayed by dream of
empire, not prospeot of money gain.
Page S.
6 port.
Beadek named football coach at University
of Oregon, page a.
Colt pitchers not yet all ready for work.
Page a
Walter Williams to meet Olympio Club
lightweight at Multnomah Club bouts to
slKbt. Pace 9.
Portland Club favors Astoria as place of
motor-boat race meet. Page 8.
Lindsay and Fitzgerald star In Beaver vic
tory over Qulncy team. Page 8.
Pacific Northwest.
Grants Pass Missionary Parliament draws
large attendance. Page 7-
Commercial and Marino.
Wheat declines sharply at Chicago with
heavy selling. Pass XL
Stock market weakened by reports of enor
mous flood damage. Page 21.
"Movies" figure in marine libel suit
Pace 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
B. B. Joseelyn resigns aa president of Port
land Railway. Light a Power Company.
Page 1.
Dr. Fonlkes abandons trip abroad to attend
Portland conference. Page 20.
Mrs. Mary Kennon Evans, 89 years old, reg
isters. Page 14.
Bull Moose asph-ant for olty offices an
nounced. Page 14.
Report made on municipal lighting project.
Pace 20.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page IS.
Two dances announced for tonight. Page 12.
Woman frightening man with gun, later
found unconscious. Page 11.
County physicians hold annual conference.
Page 16.
Project to do away with grade crossing at
Sandy bomevara oiocaea. rage x.
Mine. Tetrazzlnl will make lavish display
of Jewels. Page 13.
Strife In police department enos at peace
conference. " Page 14.
Addison Bennett writes about opal uiy.
Page 18.
Helllg Theater Is scene of crime." Page IS.
Colonel Poorman will retire. Page T.
Corner of . Crowded Oonrtrtonse
Peru Is Quarantine.
LAFATETTE, IndL. March 27. A
special telephone message to friends
here tonight from C D. Emmons, gen
eral manager of the Northern Indiana
Traction Company, who is stranded In
the flood-stricken city of Peru, said
that 20 had been found dead among
the refugees in the courthouse there.
"They are moving the people from
the courthouse in boats and it was
found that 20 of the refugees had died
from exposure," Mr. Emmons said.
Smallpox and diphtheria broke out
among the hundreds of persons who
packed Into the courthouse. One en
tire corner of that building was quar
antined today and all the rescued per
sons suffering from contagious dis
eases were removed to that additional
Reins to Be Laid Down
July 1 This Year.
Portland Railway, Light
Power Directors Advised.
President of largest Public Utility
in City, Which Shows Marked
Advance Under Him, Accepts
Re-election Conditionally.
B. S. Josselyn, president of the Port
land Railway, Light & Power Company,
yesterday tendered his resignation to
the company's board of directors, as
the head of Portland's largest public
utility corporation, to take effect July
1, 1913.
Mr. Josselyn gave aa his reason that
he was greatly In need of a rest or
change, and that he had contemplated
doing so a year ago, but was persuaded
to continue In the harness.
Letter Gives Decision. 1
The annual meeting- of the board of
directors of the company was held In
the president's office In the Electric
building- at 4 o'clock yesterday. Dur
ing the progress of the meeting the
following letter from Mr. Josselyn was
"In accepting the presidency of this
company at the present annual meet
ing. I wish it understood that It Is
my desire to be relieved from the dut
ies of the position and retire from the
company on July 1, next, when I will
have completed six years' service. I
have felt the strain of my work very
much in the last year and this action
is taken in order that I may have a
rest or change of some sort. It is my
desire to remain In Portland and after
a time take up some other line of
business. I shall be pleased to render
the company any service fn my-pbwer
and asst. t my successor In every way
in becoming familiar and thoroughly
posted on the property. I thank each
of you for the consideration shown me,
and for the services you have rendered
the company as a member of our
board of directors."
Resolutions Express Regret.
Upon the acceptance of the resigna
tion, a committee composed of Freder
ick V. Holman, Charles F. Swigert and
F. T. -Griffith was appointed to pre
pare resolutions expressing the good
will of the company and the regret
of all over the decision of Mr. Josselyn.
C. M. Clark, chairman of the Executive
Board of the company, expressed his
sentiments with regard to Mr. Josse
lyn's resignation as follows:
"On behalf of the Executive commit
tee and the Eastern directors, as well
(Concluded on Page 12.)
Stern Measures to Be Taken to Pre
vent Influx of Sightseers and
Curiosity Seekers.
COLUMBUS. O.. March 27. That
Governor Cox would commandeer one
or more railroad lines in Ohio and
place their operation In the hands of
the mllltla authorities was announced
by the Governor tonight.
The Governor did not say which line
would be taken over, but et-ld that the
object would be to have a direct route
over whloh to carry supplies Into Day
ton and also to allow persons having
relatives In that city to reach them.
The Governor emphasized the faot
that strong measures would be taken
to keep curiosity seeking visitors and
sightseers out of Dayton.
"A Night In Kosaria" to Be Feature
of Annual Rose Festival.
"A Night In Rosarla." in addition to
the annual children's parade, will be
held on the East Bide during the Ross
Festival this year.- The measure was
decided on at a meeting of authorized
committees of the Royal Rosarians and
the East Side Business Men's Club,
held In Hy Ellers office last night.
The new feature will be masked rev.
lerles by ail the clvlo organizations,
taking- place on Grand avenue on one
evening of the Festival. The "human
rosebuds," or children, will be urged
to present an appearance which will be
doubly as large and will eclipse any
thing held heretofore. .
The East Side Business Men's Club
will work with the Rosarians and funds
raised by them will go Into the gen
eral fund. The Rosarians will recip
rocate by assisting the East Side.
A large donation was received last
night from Roy O. Yates, president of
the Multnomah Hotel Company. The
Clifford Hotel will be the scene of a
Rosarian luncheon given by the East
Side Business Men's Club at noon Mon
day. Those present at the Joint meeting
last night were: Hy Eilers, chairman,
Rosarians; Dean Vincent. J. Fred Lar
son, W. E. Coman and W. J. Ho f maim,
from the East Side Club; M. B. McFaul,
C. A. Bigelow, H. A. CaJef and George
Dil worth.
'BoreaHa, Driven by Gale to Anchor,
Takes Fire but Crew Escapes.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27. The
story of the loss of the schooner Bore
alls, which was wrecked in a hurricane
in the South Seas, was told todagwhen
the schooner's master and crew of ten
men arrived here on the liner Sonoma.
The storm occurred February 10 last
The schooner had discharged its deck
cargo at Nukualofa, the capital of the
Island of Tonga, and after trying vain
ly to beat Its way out to sea, the an
chors were used. One anchor chain
broke and the vessel dragged the other.
The vessel drifted ashore and took fire.
Captain and crew fought their way
ashore. The vessel was the property
of the Charles Nelson Company, of San
Man Held at The Dalles in Connec
tion With Killing Here.
Under arrest by the Sheriff's office
at The Dalles, a man named Maphier,
wanted as a witness in connection with
the killing of John A. Brown near the
Elkhorn Saloon, at Sixth and Davis
streets Monday night, will be brought
back to Portland today.
Tuesday Mapler left Portland for
Celllo, where he was employed at
Government camp. Reading, It is
thought, the details of the death of
Brown, he went to the office of the
camp and asked for his "time." He
was talked into waiting and word of
his action was sent to Portland and
the request for his arrest returned to
The Dalles.
Grants Pass-Crescent City Lino to
Traverse Undeveloped Section.
Articles of Incorporation will be filed
today with Secretary of State Olcott
at Salem, for the Grants Pass-Crescent
City Railroad Company. The capitali
zation is 5.000,000.
The incorporators are J..F. Reddy, of
Medford, and W. TV". Harmon and L. C.
Gilkey, of Grants Pass. Their purpose
is to build a line 100 miles long, from
Grants Pass, on the Southern Pacific,
in Josephine County, Southern Oregon,
to the sea at Crescent City, Del Norte
County, Northern California, The route
of the proposed line runs through
rich undeveloped mineral and timber
Court Passes on Horse Fly Irriga
tion Project.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., March 37.
(Special.) In the Circuit Court on
Tuesday, Judge Benson, passed on the
legality of the bond election held last
November by the farmers of the Horse
Fly Irrigation project- He held that the
corporation was legally organized. Its
officers legally elected and that the
bond election was legal In every
. It Is believed this will end all con
troversy in the matter as some of the
principal men opposed have announced
that they will not appeal from this
decision. '
Revised Estimates From
Dayton Give Ground
For Hope.
More Than 125 May Be Dead
at Ohio Capital, West Side
Being Hardest Hit.
Investigators at Dayton Find
Many Thought Lost Alive.
Property Loss In Stricken Cliy Is
Figured at $35,000,0-00 With
15,000 Homes Submerged.
Grand Reservoir Still Holds.
Revised estimates of the loss in Day
ton, O., received last night, give
ground for hope the dead In all sections
affected by the flood will not exceed
2000 and may go below that figure.
Daring investigators who penetrated
the flood section, revealed hundreds of
persons safe who It was feared were
Unless swelled by the death list in
the foreign settlement on the north
side, as yet unreached there may not
be more than 200 dead in the whole
city. In other points than Dayton the
death list grew rapidly yesterday and
last night
West Columbus Suffers.
There was far heavier loss of life In
the west side of Columbus, O., than was
thought. Conservative estimates place
the number of dead at 121.
Apparently authentic reports from
Plqua indicated E0 dead.
At Peru, Ind., the authorities esti
mated the death list would reach at
least 150. .
From Hamilton, O., B0 persons were
reported drowned In the collapse of a
hotel where they had sought refuge.
Twenty-five deaths were reported
from Troy, O., 30 in Middletown and five
In Massllon.
Cailllcothe List Diminishes.
Deaths from the flood In ChllUcoths
will not exceed 25. according to latest
advices. Early advices were that from
200 to EOO lives had been lost.
A report from Linton, Ind., gave It
persons drowned at Howesvtlle, 25
miles south of Terre Haute.
There were ten deaths In Sharon, Fa.
Estimates are that 70,000 persons
were marooned In Dayton's flooded dis
trict, where 15,000 homes have been
submerged. Rescue stands are provid
ing for 5000 homeless. The property
damage In the city Is figured at 25,
000,000. Rumors that the Grand reservoir,
near St. Mary's, O., had broken proved
unfounded. Similar reports about the
Lewiston reservoir likewise were found
to be untrue. Threatened breaks In
both were repaired and reports to Gov.
ernor Cox at Columbus last night indi
cated that the danger from this source
was past.
Latest reports from Zanesvllle are
that 150 lives are believed to'have been
lost there. About 150 are homeless.
A score of buildings collapsed. Fire
broke out at one point, but it was not
believed it would spread.
Loss Will Exceed San Franclwu
Earthquake, Is Cox' Opinion.
COLUMBUS, O., March 27. Governor
James M. Cox Issued through the As
sociated Press tonight the following
statement summarizing flood conditions
in Ohio:
"It is the consensus of opinion that
the property loss In Ohio will exceed
that sustained by San Francisco. It Is
safe to assume that more than half the
large railroad bridges in Ohio are
down. The waters are receding at
Dayton, Piqua, Zanesvllle. Fremont,
Tiffin, Chilllcothe. Hamilton, Middle
town and Columbus, and while the
cold weather which came late last
night was welcome because of the de
terrent effect it would have on the ris
ing tide, the fall of the water will
bring out the real tragedy of the whole
"We ought to know tomorrow ap
proximately what the loss of life has
been. The indications tonight are that
the loss at Dayton may not run aa
heavily as forecasted, but there are
grave fears that a tremendous tragedy
will be revealed beyond the Srloto
(Concluded on Pa 4.