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rn, i n,vn 1fi332. PORTIAX OREGOX. SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1913. PRICE FIVE CEXT8.
11,765 FOR RELIEF
Food Supplies Worth
$10,000 Also Sent.
PORTLAND PURSES ARE OPEN
Chamber of Commerce For
wards $4000 to Ohio..
POOR PEOPLE GIVE FREELY
Contribution Pour In From Every
Side for Aid of Flood Sufferer
of East Work of Obtaining
Funds Will Go Ahead.
OREOOJTB COVTRIBCTIOT TO
OHIO AST) INDIANA IXOOD
Bent by Chimbfr of Corn
er of Commm. to Got-
ernor Coi yeeterday . 4.000.00
Snt by Elk to Grand
Lodge rellet MmmlUM.. 1.000. OO
Sent by E.gie. to National
of flora 000. w
From varloua ml.celI.neou.
ource. -v. 1.BOO.OO
Balance In handa of Cham-
ber of Commerce I.2BS.QQ
Salmon packer, have .ent carload
of canned aalmon. valued at $8000.
Other Oregon communities have
ent food oppUe north more than
Chamber of Commerce relief eom
mlttee will meet at 110 thl.
Theatrical manaser. will present
-The FoUle." at the Hellls tonlsbt.
troea proceed, to so to Chamber of
Commerce relief fund.
Third Reitment band will glv.
concert at Armory Thursday even
ing, cros. proceed, to co to Cham
ber of Commerce relief fund.
After starting out yesterday morning-
to raise $10,000 for the relief of
the Ohio and Indiana flood sufferers,
the Chamber of Commerce committee
succeeded before S o'clock last night
In collecting $625.60.
Contribution, still are coming In and
the committee la confident that the
remainder of the propo.ed fund, and
more. too. will be In hand before this
Another contribution of $4000 was
telegraphed last night to James M". Cox.
Governor of Ohio, this with the 11004)
remittance sent on Thursday making
the total already eent by Portland peo
ple through the Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Likely to Benefit
This leaves a balance of 11265.60 yet
to be appropriated, and It Is probable
tbat the next Installment, including
this money, will be sent to Indiana.
The committee will meet at 11:30 this
morning to determine the division of
the money and to Hay plans for col
lecting the remainder of tUe fund.
Taking Into consideration the $3500
telegraphed Thursday from several
sources, the Elks' $1000 donation and
the Eagles' $500 donation to their own
lodge relief funds, $1500 gathered from
miscellaneous sources yesterday, the
total relief fund contributions of Port
land, aided by some out-of-town sub
scriptions, totals $11,765.
Besides, food products valued at more
than $10,000. Including a carload of sal
mon worth $3000. have gone forward
from various Oregon points.
Pear Peopl. Olve Most.
Contributions came steadily all day
yesterday. Men. women and children
alike were among the grvers. Several
of the large firms and corporations
contributed heavily and many wealthy
Individuals gave check. In substantial
"But It Is the poor people who are
furnishing the greatest aggregate of
this fund." said A. H. AverilL presi
dent of the Chamber, last night. "You
will always find It so. Those who
ran least afford to give are the most
ready to give. They usually give
greater proportionate amounts than
those with more at their disposal."
It was not until yesterday that def
inite advice was received from the In
diana authorities regarding their prob
able reeds. The message of inquiry
directed from this city had been de
layed .n transmission. The following
message was received by Mayor Rush
light yesterday morning from Samuel
Ralston. Governor of Indiana:
"Your delayed messaxes received
I,oss in state many millions. Send
fun.ls to Hugh PaugBerty. trustee, In
dianapolis. Accept sincere thanks."
10,000 Set aa Minimum.
It took the special committee little
time yesterday morning to map Its
course. The minimum goal of $10,000.
independent of all other contributions
forwarded from this city, was set after
some meditation. It was felt that it
Portland raise, this amount and other
cities give proportionate assistance,
the flood sufferers will be well pro
vided for. It more money Is needed
It will be sent, was the assurance held
out by every member of the commit
tee. President Avetill. acting as chalr
n'an of the committee, suggested the
necessity of Immediate action.
Kdgar B. Piper, president of the Com
mercial Club, declared the Intention ol
members of that body la to raise a eon-
DELAY FAILS TO
WAR SECRETARY REFUSES TO
TURN BACK FROM OHIO.
Official, Despite Soft Track, Declares
Ue Will Keep On, Even If Not In
Time lor Flrst-Ald Work.
ON BOARD SECRET ART GARRISON'S
8PECIAL TRAIN. KENOVA, W. Va,
March 18. Turning deaf ear to rail
road official, who counseled him
against attempting to penetrate the
heart of the flood district. Secretary of
War Garrison, undaunted by disheart
ening delays whloh have marked bis
journey, declared tonight In emphatlo
terms that under no circumstances
would he abandon bis undertaking. At
Williamson, the Secretary was told the
railroad situation was hopeless beyond
Ken ova. so far as reaching either Cln-
clnclnnatl or Columbus was concerned.
"We shall go forward so long as
ihera 1 a lencth of track to carry us."
said the War Secretary. "Even If we
do not reach Dayton In time to co
operate In ,the immediate work, our
services, though delayed, will be not
nAMaaarv In the work of recon
struction. We cannot think of turning
Tinth RMrarv Harrison and MaJor-
General Wood were heartened by re
nerta from Wash in aton that Major Nor-
moylo bad reached Dayton. Through
out the entire Journey the trainmen
have had to nroceed with the utmost
caution. Rain-soaked roadbeds are un
stable, and avalanches from embank
ments threaten to block the track.
USE OF CANDY CRITICISED
One in XYror of Pasadena's Children
Said to Be Defective as Result.
PASADENA. Cal., March $. (Spe
cial.) One child In every four attend
ing the public schools of Pasadena has
a defect of the eye, ear. nose or throat
or nervous system or a defect due to
Improper nutrition, according to the re
port of R. C Olmatead, medical ex
aminer of the publlo schools, made
public today. Out of a total of 4075
girls and boys examined. 10S9 were
found defective In one or more of these
particulars. The fault in 470 cases was
due to bad teeth.
The report goes on to say that publlo
school children are ruining their diges
tion by patronizing candy stands too
"The department has nothing against
legitimate business of the small store,"
the report reads, "but when they exist
with '' raaalt of bringing ruin to
the digestion of every child they can
reach, too harsh a criticism cannot be
AUTO CHASE SUCCESSFUL
Four Japanese, Captured After Ten
Jliles, Held for Smuggling.
LOS ANGELES. March 28. After an
automobile chase of ten miles. Immi
gration Inspector Blee captured A.
Matsuka and three other Japanese at
Santa Ana today and brought them to
Los Angeles, charged with smuggling.
Matsuka, who Is bellaved by the Im
migration authorities to be the head
of a Japanese smuggling ring. Is em
ployed as porter by a local commercial
One of the Japanese arrested Is be
lieved to have been smuggled over the
line near San Diego by Matsuka, The
owner of the automobile and the driver,
also Japanese, are being held by the
Federal authorities. They admitted
having been on the way to Los Ange
les from San Diego when Intercepted
by Inspector Blee. who is stationed at
WILSON'S MESSAGE SHORT
Document to Go to Special Session
Contains About 1200 Words.
WASHINGTON, March 23. President
Wilson had a busy day of It with the
flood situation requiring constant at
tention, a long Cabinet meeting and a
critical turn of events In New Jersey
The President read to the Cabinet his
message to the extraordinary session
of Congress, about 1200 words long.
It was approved and ordered printed.
Those who have discussed the message
with the President said it dealt en
tirely with tne tariff, leaving to the
discretion of Congress the method of
handling the issue and calling atten
tion briefly to the need of currency
legislation as soon as the tariff Is dis
MEXICO LEASES ISLANDS
Coronado Group to Be Used for
' Quarries by Americans.
SAN PIEGO. Cal March 2S The
Coronado Islands, a small group about
to miles off the harbor mouth, have
been leased by the Mexican government
for five years to jose usLrraco.
The latter will turn the concession
over to a group of American capitalists,
who purpose to establish quarries on
OJEDA'S FORCEHEMMED IN
10 0O State Troops Surround Feder
al at Xaco, Honors.
NACO. Arlr., March 28. General OJe
da, with 400 federals. Is surrounded by
1000 state Insurgents ten miles below
the border at Naco, Sonora. wnere he
is making a last stand.
General Obreson. commanding all the
Sonora insurgent troops. Is on his way
from Cananea with 600 Insurgent reinforcements.
Miles of Streets Must
NO VICTIMS CLAIMED BY FIRES
Loss of Life Still Believed Not
to Exceed 200.
HEALTH EXPERT ON WAY
Work of Reconstructing Water
works Is Begun Oox Renews
His Threat to Take Charge
of Railroad Lines.
REVISED ESTIMATES OF KNOWN
DEAD BY FLOODS IN TWO.
DAYTON, Maroh 28. Dayton's loss'
of life probably will not exceed 200.
This estimate Is based upon a per
sonal canvass of almost 100 of Day
ton's leading citizens, men of unques
tioned Judgment and reliability, who
have been engaged In relief and rescue
work In every section of the city ever
since the rising waters invaded the
The property loss, tangible and real,
will probably exceed $50,000,000. This
includes damage to real estate and
publlo works In those parts of the city
where these forms of property are
most valuable;" to automobiles stored
In two leading garages and other per
sonal property, much of which was
owned by the more prosperous resi
dents; to manufacturing, mercantile
and Jewelers atocka, which were swept
away, and to publlo utility plants and
Streets Ripped From Beds.
The cost of building miles of asphalt
streets and walks, which literally were
ripped from their beds. Is also In
cluded. The loss of life was confined almost
entirely to North Dayton, inhabited by
foreigners and laborers. West Dayton,
which comprises districts of a more
substantial character, and to River
dale. In Daytonview and other resldenoe
Concluded on page 8.)
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAra Maximum temperature, 51
degrees; minimum, 36 desreea,
TODAY Rain; southerly wind..
Sfxty bodie. recovered when water, of
Scioto River recede. Pace S.
Oregon .nbserfbe. $11,766 for relief of flood
.ufferera. Page 1.
Southern Indiana In panto as Ohio River
rlaea. Pace 2.
Secretary Garrison, undaunted by flood, re
fuse to turn back on trip to Ohio.
Dayton'a property loaa will exceed S 50. 000.-
000. Pase 1.
Portland feela relieved by lateat n.w. of
flood .disaster. Pas. 2.
"Whlta ilavera" activ. In Omaha. Pag. 8.
Ufeaavlnr crews restoring order in Dayton.
Analyst, of flood condition. In Ohio ianud.
Pewr. may foro. conclusion of peace lest
Constantinople b. taken by allies. Page 1.
London dooaworker. protect suftraffettes
who aarenad. American, girl In prison.
Taf f. fourth -claas postmaster order em
barraaae. new Admlnlatratlon. Pag. 1.
Frost my. activity In Alaska was directed
at J. P. Morgan and asaociatea. Pag. o.
Fatber and son executed for Courthouse
murders in Virginia. Pec 9
Soort. Multnomah Club boxer, win two out of
tnre. event, m douls wita viyuivu
Bellmann. Lindsay and Caraxra are- stars In
Beaver victory over Quincy. Pag. 7.
Armory boxing matches next big Portland
event. Page 7.
Missionary Parliament end. at Grant. Pass
Oregon debaters win at home and at Palo
Alto. Pag. .
Commercial and Marine.
Northwestern farmers not affected by de
pression in Eastern wheat markets. Page
Chicago grain traders find .nother version
or larm reserve report, i
Advance in Wall atreet atocka 1 resumed
Royal Mall steamship line announo. plan.
lor serving . -.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland Elks leave by special train for
Seattle today. Pago 10.
Outside milk dealers no longer immune.
Teachers honor woman member of Board
of Education at reception. Page 10.
Business men gather at banquet to C M.
Clark and B. S. Josselyn. Pag. 16.
"Follies" to b. repeated tonight for Bene
fit of flood victims. Page 10.
Scottish Rite "at horn." memorable aoci.ty
event. Pag. 12.
Commission Government advocatee to open
headquarters. Pag. 18.
President Foster of Reed College addresses
health officers. Page s.
Dan Kellaher la likely to run for Mayor.
T. M. C A. Cirrus proves big success. Fag. 4.
PACKING RULES ADOPTED
Leading Frultmen of North-west to
Vrge Uniform Metlybds.
At a conference of 14 of the leading
fruitgrowers of the Wenatchee, Yaki
ma, Hood River and Rogue River dis
tricts, held In the offices of the North
western Fruitgrowers' Association In
the Spalding building late Thursday
night tentative rules relating to a
standard system of grading and pack
ing were adopted.
A committee composed of E. E. Sam
son, of North Yakima; H. W. Otis, of
Wenatchee; A. W. Peters, of Hood
River, and A. C. Randall, of Medford.
was appointed to endeavor to arrange
for Joint action through the executive
committee of the North Pacific Fruit
Distributors' Association of Spokane,
with the idea of having uniform rules
for packing and grading adopted
throughout the entire Pacific Northwest.
A FLOOD HAS STARTED PROM OREGON.
TAR ORDER RISES
TO VEX DEMOCRATS
Fourth Class Offices
DEMOCRATS ARE CLAMORING
Administration Fears to Lay
Itself Open to Criticism.
VACANCIES MAY FOLLOW
Resignations Pour In as Result of
Burleson's Decision to Subject
All Incumbents to Civil
OREGON! AN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
Ington, Mar. 28. The fourth-class post
master problem is easily the biggest
Issue now confronting Postmaster-Gen
eral Burleson and the Administration,
and Is causing far more study and con
cern than are the fights for all the big
postoff ice Jobs that accrue to tne uemu
, . a. hi thns tiv reason of the
change of administration. Though the
fourth-class postmasters as a rule re
ceive the lowest pay of anyone In the
Government service, they are in some
respects far more Important in their
respective communities than are the
nsiatmnntArR in hifir cities, and they Sje
capable of causing much worry to those
under whose Jurisdiction they fall.
But for President Taft's order placing
all fourth-class postmasters In the
classified service, the promem wouiu u
a simple one. With that order standing.
tha pnatnmrn Denartment Is meeting
trouble from two directions and it is
perplexed to find a solution that will
enable the Administration to escape
with credit and without Injuring the
postal service. There is ay growing be
lief that President Taft, in issuing the
order, had an inkling that it would rise
to embarrass his successor In office, but
whether he suspected that or not, that
is what has. happened. ,, , ,., , ,
Majority Receive Small Pay.
The majority of postmasters in fact
a large percentage of all postmasters
are in the fourth class. All offices are
fourth-class whose receipts do not ex
ceed $1000 per annum, and the salaries
of fourth-class postmasters are deter
mined by the receipts of their respec
tive offices. There are several thou
sand of these fourth-class men whose
annual compensation from the Govern
ment does not exceed $50, $60, $75 or
$100. This Is equivalent to $5 to $10 a
rnnnth fnr ViAndl Inc the malls. These
small offices are, for the most part, in
little country stores, ana ineir patrons
are farmers living within a radius of
five to ten miles. Many of them are
not even In villages, but are centers of
little farming or ranch communities,
(Concluded on Page 0,
MILITANTS SING TO
DOCK WORKERS PROTECT SUF
FRAGETTES AT JAIL.
American Patriotic Airs Rise at Por
tals of Cell "Where Miss Emerson,
of Detroit, Is Held at London.
IDNDON. March 28. Protected by a
bodyguard of husky dockworkers. Miss
Scott-Troy, of San Francisco, heading
a delegation of American and English
suffragettes, tonight serenaded Miss
Zelle Emerson, of Detroit, Mich, the
militant suffragette, who la on a hun
ger strike In Holaway jail, serving a
two months sentenoe for breaking win
dows. Antl-suffraglata had hired a band of
roughs, armed - with bad eggs, stale
vegetables and other missiles, to break
up the demonstration, but the strong
armed dockmen deterrred them from
making the slightest manifestations.
The suffragettes, anticipating trouble,
had hired a cornetist who could not be
disconcerted by the Jeers of the antls,
but he had no interruption to contend
Standing close to the wall of the Jail
and accompanied by the cornetist, the
serenaders sang "The Star-Spangled
Banner," "Dixie," "Way Down Upon
the Suwanee River," "The Battle Hymn
of the Republic" and other patriotic
After the serenade Miss Troy was
presented with an illuminated honor
ary membership in the Dockers' Union
as a testimonial of the gratitude of the
men for .her support during the dock
ers' strike two years ago. when she
fed thousands of their children.
The attention of Senator William Al
den Smith, of Michigan, was called by
cable today to the condition of Miss
Miss Scott-Troy cabled him that
American women In London expect him
to do something for her release. The
cablegram states that Miss Emerson
has been tortured, that she Is ema
ciated and bruised from bead to heels,
while her sight is endangered.
LAND FOR YARDS BOUGHT
North Bank Will Spend $200,000 at
Overlook, Near Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash, March 28. (Spe
cial.) Approximately $200,000 will be
spent In construction work by the Spo
kane, Portland & Seaule Railway at
Overlook: yards In building roundhouses,
carshops and storage tracks this Sum
mer, and when completed another big
payroll will be added to Spokane.
Overlook yards, which will be situ
ated on the hill Just above the station
of Wents, a few miles west of the city,
and will cover approximately two miles
long and about 700 feet wide, giving an
area of a little more than 100 acres.
For several months right of way
agents of the North Bank have been
quietly buying in acreage near Wents
and by the condemnation today In the
Superior Court of SO acres of land
owned by William Sigg and children,
the railroad, through its attorney, E. J.
Cannon, practically completed purchase
of the acreage Intended for the new
SURVIVORS IN PORTLAND
Mrs. Loock and Children Within
Few Feet of Tornado's Path.
Mrs. Lena Loock and two sons and a
daughter, who arrived in Portland yes
terday, are the first survivors of the
Omaha tornado to reach the city. They
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Hanley,
of 307 Cook street. Mrs. Hanley is
Mrs. Loock's daughter.
The Loocks were visiting in Omaha
on their way from their Eastern home
to Portland. They were not In the path
of the cyclone, but about a block and
a half from It and were not disturbed.
A freak of the storm that they observed
was that some of the houses were cut
squarely In two, one part being utterly
demolished and the other part, with Its
contents, being left almost unmolested.
TRIAL JURY GOING FISHING
Judge Morrow Stops $408,000 Case
to Permit Trip.
In "order that the Jurors may go fish
lng. Circuit Judge Morrow yesterday
afternoon adjourned the trial of the
Wakefield $108,000 Mount Tabor reser
volrs suit against the city till Wednes
day, April1 2. The Judge will try a
criminal case and get ex parte matters
out of the way In the Interval.
During the past few days the Jurors,
who have been on continuous duty now
for more than six weeks, have shown
unmistakable signs of Spring fever,
Many of them recalled to the Judge
that the fishing season would open
April 1 and hinted that they would
like to be free on that date. Judge
Morrow took the hint-
T. R. PROPHESIES 'CHANGE'
Old Processes That Have Gone for
Corruption Doomed, He Says.
ALBANY, N. Y, March 28. Colonel
Roosevelt, speaking at a Progressive
party dinner tonight, announced the
intention of that party to strive for the
selection of women delegates to the
next constitutional convention.
He also predicted a "change is coming
which will not permit the old processes
that have gone for corruption in polit
ical and business life to last long.
"If this change doesn t come with
wisdom and sanity." he declared, "it
will be apt to coma in evil fashion."
POWERS MAY FORCE
Taking of Adrianople
TURKISH FRONTIER OUTLINED
Diplomats Fear Result if Con
500 CANNON ARE RELEASED
Additional 100,000 Seasoned Men
Also Ready to Take Field When
Effort to Capture Ottoman
Capital Is Begun.
PARIS, March 28. (Special.) Now
that Adrianople has fallen there Is
every indication that the powers in
tend to force an Immediate conclusion
of the Balkan war.
The plan generally favored Is to
make the Turkish frontier run along
the line from Midla, on the Black Sea,
to Enos on the Aegean Sea, to give the
Greeks Salontkl and Janlnl, reserving
the question of disposition of the
Aegean Islands and to make Albania
an autonomous country.
The boundaries of the new state may
be settled later at a special conven
tion, but Scutari will probably be given
Scutari Likely to Be Taken.
Scutari is the only city where fight
ing is going on save in the immediate
neighborhood of Constantinople. The
gallant example of the Serbs and Bul
gars at Adrianople is likely to stimu
late the Serbs and Montenegrins to
make a general assault on Scutari, and
if. it occurs It will probably be suc
cessful. In the meantime the end of the long
siege of Adrianople enables the allies
to run their supply trains direct to
Tchatalja without a. long detour by
ox carts that was hitherto necessary.
It also liberates BOO cannon and about
100,000 men for use in direct attack on
Fall of Constantinople Feared.
It was chiefly the lack of cannon
which prevented the Bulgars from
charging the famous Tchatalja forts
and capturing them long ago.
Failure of the Turks' recent cam
paign on the Gallipoli peninsula Im
plies that unless the powers succeed In
compelling speedy peace the Bulgars
will endeavor to march straight into
Constantinople, the fall of which would
Involve international complications too
dangerous for diplomats to contem
plate. LOSS CAUSES STJLTAX TO WEEP
Adrianople Citizens Have Flour.
Turks Badly Beaten at Tchatalja.
LONDON, March 28. Railway and
telegraph communication with Adrian
ople is being restored rapidly and some
idea of the situation within the city Is
beginning to reach the outside world.
The condition of the population is not
so desperate as has been depleted. While
the Turks set fire to the grain store
they overlooked the flour depot, the
contents of which are being distributed
among the poor. Only a few buildings
were damaged by the bombardment.
All accounts reaching here agree that
the Turks suffered a severe defeat at
Tchatalja. Some correspondents place
their loss at 2C00 killed 'and 7500
wounded, but these figures are prob
The Sultan wept bitterly when in
formed of the general situation. It Is
reported that the Turkish embassies
have been ordered to appeal to the pow
ers to hasten mediation.
Fifteen Hundred Wounded Expected
In Belgrade Today.
BELGRADE, March is. The Servian
troops suffered great losses in their
attack on Adrianople. The Third and
Fourth battalions of the Thirteenth
column of infantry iost 1000 men killed
and from 3000 to 4000 wounded, In
cluding 100 officers.
The first transport, with about 1300
wounded, is expected to arrive here to
morrow. Fears are expressed that the
medical supplies are Insufficient for the
needs of the sick and wounded.
INCOME TAX PLAN REVISED
Sums Less Than $4000 to Be Ex
empt Under Graduated Proposal.
WASHINGTON. March 28. The effect
of the revision. Including the grad
uated Income tax plan, was completed
tonight by the Democratic majority of
the House committee on ways and
means, which adjourned sine die.
The plan as finally passed upon is
understood to provide for raising the
Income tax revenue on a graduated
scale, exempting incomes under $4000,
beginning with a 1 per cent tax on In
comes of $4000 and running as high as
4 per cent on Incomes of $100,000 and
It was said that the plan retains the
provisions for free raw sugar arid free
raw cotton and the 15 per cent tax on
raw wool. A fight Is expected In botu
houses for a change to free raw wool.
ICeociuded a face .)
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