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VOL. LI 1 1 XO. 16,333.
PORTLAND. OUECiON. MONDAY. MARCH 31, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Town's Sudden Silence
MILITIA REGIMENT ON WAY
Illinois Governor Takes Per
sonal Charge of Situation.
REFUGEES FLOCK TO CITY
fchawneetown Also In Alarming Pro
dtcaraent Residents Moving to
Hills Other Point Tele
graph for Aid.
CAIRO. HI, Man aL Si"cay.)
All tea la-rm Clr mn kold
l.x at a 'clack tkl aaaratajr ua tboae
Iraetlajr Ik, flchc asalaat tae flood
exprras taeaaaelvea aa eaafldeat
a atara at at least ST feet 01 the Talra
(u(( cm aa aaeeeaafallr cambatted
Tt (iie aaw aaewa a atace af BL4,
a rlae twa-taataa at a teat atace 7
eVIoek laat alajht.
FPRINQFIELD. Ill, March II.
Monday) Illinois is fast becoming
the center of flood distress. Startling
messages telling of danger have been
reived by Governor Dunne and Aa
itant-General Dickson. Indicating that
Phawneetown and Cairo are la immi
pent danger of being Inundated. Other
towns are In distress.
At midnight Governor Dunne received
word that telegraphic communication
with Cairo had beeaauddenly cut off.
The Governor fears that the breaking
,.r mmmunlciiloiii means that tne
levee has collapsed.
t.ereraor MobHIalaa; Traopav.
Tha Governor persatially Is dlrectin
the mobilisation of troops to go to the
iorna and the rushing of supplies.
Just before midnight the Governor
h.iJ received a message from Cairo say
n that the water was within one foot
or the top of the levee which protects
th city and that the river was euu
In talking over the telephone with
Governor Dunne. Mayor Parsons, of
Cairo, said that, despite flood warnings,
advising residents to move to higher
ground, the number or mose wno nau
taken this advice bad been onset aev
era! times over by thousands of ref
ugees from all along the river who had
been rushing Into Cairo.
flhawaeetewa la Peril.
Adlutant-General Dickson and Colo
nel 9. O. Tripp will leave early today
tor Cairo to take charge of the troops
there. In a message received before
midnight U was said that conditions a
Bhawneetown were alarming and that
a break In the levee was feared at any
Many of the residents have moved
to the hills bark of the town, but a
break In the levee would cause large
losa of life and property.
Ten thousand Army rations have
been sent to Cairo by express and will
reach there some time today.
Adjutant-General Dickson arranged
to stsrt the Seventh Regiment from
Chicago at once. Sixty engineers of
the Chicago naval reserves have been
ordered to take with them six power
boats to Cairo.
Bernard Lamb, of Junction, Gallatin
I'ounty, has telegraphed for 100 tents
tor refugees. E- C Fletcher, of Mounds,
has telegraphed for SO tents for home-
!ss people there.
Appeal Seat ta Wllaon.
T!e Cairo Executive Flood Commit
! late at nisht sent a message to
President Wilson a request for Cairo
and surrounding towns. The message
In substance Is as follows:
"The worst flood ever known In the
Ohio Valley and the Mississippi Is now
t xnected. All previous high water
records from Cairo south may be brok
:i In a few days. Hi are making
very effort In our power to take care
it the local situation, but the river
. immunities near us should have as
.!!nca Boats, sacks, food ami other
nipplles are needed. May we not have
:'ie help of your great office for this
ltIX OOXTIXCES AT PULLMAN
I'aloue Streams Swollen, bat Xo
r of Floods Had.
PULLMAN". Wash, March JO. (Spe
cial.) Kaln continues to fall through
rut the Faloiue country, melting the
.now and raising the streams to the
highest point reached this Spring.
There Is no fear of a flood, .because
most of the snow Is gone, but on the
north slopes there are drifts 10 feet
deep in places that are packed as solid
The rain is welcomed by farmers, for
It means that the snow win be taken
off and that before long farm work can
MIL1TU GUARD FARKERSBFRG
Belleville Reported Wiped Out. and
Marietta Ha Thousand Homeless.
PARKERSBfRG. W. Va March 30.
The crest of the Ohio River flood
reached here late today with a stage of I
tCoaeiiMied ea rasa .) Jan
TO BE IN HILLS
WILSON" TO SEEK REST AT
COR-MSH, X. II.
Winston Churchill- Estate, With
00 Acres of Farm Land, Brick
House and Cottages, Secured.
CORNISH. N. H.. March JO. President
Wilson has chosen the home of Winston
Churchill, the novelist, to be his Sum
mer capltol. according to a telegram
received here today from Mr. Churchill,
who now Is In Santa Barbara, CaL The
message contained Instructions for get
ting the rlaca In readiness for the
Earla E. Enden House, as the
Churchill property la known. Is a two
story brick structure, situated on a
hill three milea beyond Windsor, Vt. It
commands a view of the Connecticut
River Valley and of the Green Moun
Between 00 and 700 acres of rolling
farm land and fragrant pine groves
give the estate the seclusion the Presl
On th estate are two seven-room cot
tages, where the executive offices can
be established and where the Presl
dent's attendants may live. A tennis
court adjoins the mansion house.
WOMAN EXAMINER IS HOME
Mis Vivian Flexner Returns From
Duty In Chicago.
Miss Vivian Flexner, appointed by
Judge Wolverton, of the United States
District Court, a special examiner to
take testimony In the "Innocent pur
chaser" cases and prepare It for pre
sentation to the Attorney-General, has
returned to Portland from Chicago,
where she spent several week on the
The cases arose out of the fact that
the Oregon California Railroad Com
pany had sold certain lands granted
to It by the Government In violation
of the term of the grant. Those who
bought the lands from the company
argued that they had acted Innocently,
and asked to be allowed to purchase
the lands. Under the act of Congress
of August 20, lilt, they are allowed
to purchase the lands In question for
,2.50 an acre, direct from the Govern
ment Miss Flexner took testimony In eight
cases while in Chicago. The Idea of
sending her to Chicago a a special ex
aminer waa to aave expense for the
RAILROAD WORK TO START
Construction of Monnt Hood Line
Awaiting- Fair Weather.
SANDY, Or, March 30. (Special.)
It was announced here Saturday by En
gineer Walter Inch that work will be
resumed on the Multnomah Central
Railroad between this place and Cot
trell. on the Mount Hood line, as soon
aa the weather moderates.
Twohy Bros, have the contract for
grading six miles between Cottrell and
Sandy and they will start grading as
soon as some surveying has been made.
Their grading plant will be moved to
Right of way has been secured over
all the roads crossed from the Clack
amas County Court and has been
cleared preparatory to grading and
track-laying. Residents here are hope
All of getting railway connection with
Portland during this year.
BANKER'S WIFE WILL LIVE
Young Highwaymen Admit Attempt
to Hold Up Automobile Farty.
LOS ANGELES, March SO. Mrs. C.
A. Walker, wife of a wealthy salt
Lake City banker, who was seriously
injured Saturday night by being
thrown from an automobile when her
chauffeur attempted to run down two
highwaymen, will recover, according
to physicians attending her.
Carl M. Baugher and Arthur Nelson,
both youag men, were arrested by
motorcycle policemen shortly after
the attempted holdup and both are said
havo admitted to the police that
they attempted to hold up the automo
bile. ELECTION RESULTS IN TIE
Cottage Grove to Again Vote on
$40,0000 School Bonds.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or., March 30.
(Special.) The e'.ecion held yesterday
upon the question of voting 340.000
bonds for a high school resulted in
tie. but the election was declared
Invalid because of an Irregularity and
a petition has been presented to the
school board for a second election.
Because of had weather the vote
was not a large one. and those in
ator of the bonds feel certain that
there will be a comfortable margin at
the second election.
SULPHUR BALKS FIREMEN
Fumes Render Fighters Helpless
I'ntil Oxygen Helmet Arrive.
SAJf FRANCISCO. March 80. Efforts
of firemen to fight a blaze in a sulphur
works were balked today by the fumes,
which kept them at a distance. The
fir started when a ton of sulphur In
retort exploded and it was still burn
ing at a late hour tonight.
Chemicals and water were played on
the flame with no other result than
spreading them. The fire was con
trolled when a firehont arrived with
equipment of oxygen helmets
TO BE GRAVELY ILL
Patient's Pulse Becom
ALL NOURISHMENT REFUSED
Utter Silence One of Distress
DEEP CONCERN IS FELT
Physicians Abandon Effort to Con'
ceal Trne Situation Narcotics
Given for Insomnia Affect
ROME, March SO. J. P. Morgan is
In a most serious condition. This was
the official announcement today by
the attending physicians. He has been
unable to take any nourishment for
several days and his weakness has
given rise to the gravest apprehension.
Up to Saturday night, Mr. Morgan's
on-ln-law, Herbert L. Satterlee, and
the physician made every effort to
conceal Mr. Morgan's true condition.
The bulletin Issued tonight, however.
Indicates that the worst Is to be feared
unless a reaction speedily sets In.
Nerve Specialist Summoned.
Dr. M. Allen Starr, of New York, a
noted nerve specialist, was summoned
from Naples. Dr. Starr had already
made an examination of Mr. Morgan.
He reached here last night and has
visited Mr. Morgan three times since
then. Professor Giuseppe Bastianelli
and Dr. George A. Dixon also were In
attendance. The physicians, who are
In complete accord on the diagnosis,
issued the following bulletin:
"A week ago Mr. Morgan was per
suaded to go to bed and remain there,
to conserve hla strength. Until
Wednesday afternoon he did not sleep
well without the aid of drugs, but took
a satisfactory amount of nourish
ment. Strength Waalaff Rapidly. -' - -
"Wednesday afternoon he began to
refuse food and since then it has been
impossible to nourish him. He has lost
weight and strength rapidly. Hla ner
vous system la showing this, and It
has added to the strain seriously. Mr.
Morgan ha not developed any organic
trouble, but he is so exceedingly weak
that his present condition must be
considered most critical.
"Ml ALLEN STARR.
"G. A. DIXON."
The only nourishment the patient
has been able to receive for several
daya has been through injections. Dr.
Starr waa startled at the change In
Mr. Morgan's appearance since he saw
him a ahort time ago at Naples and
was much concerned again today over
the change which took place last night.
There are four trained nurses from
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
decrees: minimum. 43 decrees.
TODAT'S Occasional rain; southwesterly
J. P. Morgan's Illness admitted to be grave.
Ps se 1.
Bulgarians leave 1000 dead In battlefield.
Mexico protests to United States against per.
muting arms to reacn reoen. rage a.
Forty thousand In need of care at Dayton.
Relatives here get little news from flood
centers. Page 9.
Ohio River towns flooded and facing fam
ine. Pag 2.
Breaking of levee at Cairo. Ill, feared.
Senator Lane moving with great deliberation
In considering Oregon appointments.
Details of tariff legislation depend on Pres
ident Wilson, page 5
Summer Capltol of President Wilson to be
in jew Hampshire bills. Page l.
David Ercles1 will attacked In suit to be
filed at salt Lake. Fan 3.
Omaha will raise relief fund by tag day.
Rains let up and fears of flood vanish.
Beavers defeat Qulncy 11 to 1 in final pre
season same. Page a.
Purses for season's races total over $385,-
000. Pago 8.
Wolves, aided by umpire, defeat Colts.
Portland may send three bowling teams to
Vancouver, B. c page 8.
Portland defeats Pendleton and Vancouver
in trap shooting events. Page 8. .
Portland and Vicinity.
Methodist Episcopal parliament opens.
Grand opera season will open tonight with
eclat, page 14.
Matches responsible for death of two chil
dren within week. Page 4.
Broadway bridge opening plans assuming
snapa, Pago V.
Portland Symphony Orchestra scores success
In closing concert, page 10.
Opera stimulates Portland hostesses.
"Hungry Gulch" committee adds features" to
cabaret programme, page 10.
Weather report, data and forecast. Pace T,
WILD FLATCAR INJURES 4
Loaded Derelict Runs 3 Miles Down
Grade and Demolishes House.
OAKLAND. Cal, March SO. Four
men were probably fatally hurt today
when a loaded flatcar running wild,
after traveling a distance of three miles
down grade, struck a streetcar. Be
sides reducing the car to debris, it de
molls hed a one-story frame structure
and stopped only after it had embedded
itself into the foundations of a resi
The motorrnan, suffered a crushed
blp bone and minor injuries; one man
has a. .fractured - ku'X- and- the other
two were badly cut
The flatcar was laden with wooden
ties. A, workman seeing it going,
boarded it. but was unable to work the
hand brakes, so he leaped.
KING TO VISIT SALONIKI
Action May Mean Tliat Greece In
tends to Hold to Spoils of War.
ATHENS, March 30. Immediately
after the funeral of the late King
George, which will take place Wednes
day, King Constantino will go to Sa
loniki and remain there until peace has
Aa in the case of King George, Con
stantino's presence may be taken as
a notification to Bulgaria that Greece
intends to hold Saloniki as part of her
spoils of war.
MA ARE GOING TO THE OPERA
LANE IN NO HURRY
TO FILL OFFICES
Senator Taking Time
APPLICATIONS PILING HIGH
Chamberlain Impatisnt to Get
Matter Off His Hands.
OFFICES TO BE DIVIDED
Probabilities Are Senior Member
Will Name Portland Postmaster
and Let Colleague Select
Successor In 1917.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, -Wash-
tngon, March 30. The United States
Senate Is reputed to, be the most de
corative Doay in uie worm, ana oen-
ator Lane, of Oregon, bids fair to
the most deliberative member of that
deliberative body at least so far as
the dispensing of Federal patronage Is
concerned. This is not what Senator
rh.mh.rl.l. hi,f It I. what h.
tTilnlra a n A Anlnlnn la nnnitiirrarl In I
by others who have watched the genial
Junior Senator leisurely considering the I
thousands of applications and indorse
ments from Oregon Democrats.
Senator Chamberlain has been want-
ing to make up and submit the Oregon actlcal,T wlthout opposition,
patronage elate for the past three or to general oplnloI1 ex
four weeks. He was ready to confer ' " rh.
E t . ,,. .11 pressed by the newspapers here. The
offices on March 5.
Meanwhile the Junior Senator has
never shown the least uneasiness or
concern over a single one of the Fed
eral offices In Oregon. He has refused
to be hurried, and has Insisted on hav-
tn- a .nmnlftta .nmnllotlnn nf i..nd(-
dates and their Indorsements before
,Anf,rnir with hfa f nil.. ini..
ivaturauy. as eenator an nas ae-
f erred action, he has been In daily re-
celpt of additional applications and in-J
dorsements, and lately he has received
protests against some of the candi
dates, thus further delaying his con-
ra. t, vunu.ucp
Dlv as the daya go by, and the longer
a conference is delayed the more can"
dldates must be considered when the
x urj yiuuauiiiuca 019 vuce-v r lieu iiita 1
two Oregon Senators do find they are
unable to agree, they, will divide the
offices, each taking half, on a salary
basis, and the Senators will then Join
n recommencing an candidates, some
such plan will be necessary, for all the
appointments soon to oe made win
have to be confirmed by the Senate,
ana no appointee can db comirmea wno weu known on the coast and par
Is objectionable to either Senator. ticularlv in Oregon, where In addition
Aitnougn 11. is i so announceo. it
Is likely that In the apportionment Sen
ator Chamberlain will have the right
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TORNADO TAG DAY
LADIES OF CITY 'WORK TO
SWELL RELIEF FUND.
Hundred Thousand Sightseers, for
Whom Railroads Make Special
Rates, Visit Ruins.
OMAHA, March 30. Omaha was the
Mecca for about 100,000 sightseers who
came in from the surrounding country
today to view the district devastated
by last Sunday night's tornado. All
railroads entering the city ran special
trains - with excursion rates for the
benefit of the visitors. Brown-clad
militiamen were on guard at all inter
sections of the tornado zone, keeping
the crowds in check and constantly oa
the move. Rehabilitation and relief
work was kept up all day.
The ladles of the city held a "tag
day," and In this manner swelled the
relief fund. The tags, according to re
ports, brought from 10 cents to 15, and
gave the visitors an opportunity to help
the sufferers from the storm.
One of the novel sights to arrest the
attention of the outsiders was the serv
ico In the Trinity Methodist Church at
Twenty-first and Blnney streets. This
church had a whole side literally sliced
off by the twister, but the enthusiastic
parishioners patched it up with tar
paullns and boards and the organ's
peal was heard there today as on every
Appeals for help have been promptly
met by the relief committee. They hope
to raise a sufficient fund to give all
d . fe Work goes
beon siowiy i tj,e storm-swept area, and
it wm De SOme time before it assumes
a normal status.
apMY IWP.RPAF HFRTfilN
I mil" lllKllknut
Germans, However, Will Increase
Tax Burden on Well-to-Do Classes.
BERLIN. March 80. The suggested
. ,rmv will be
government's financial proposals to
cover the necessary expenditures, now
ever, will be subjected to severe criti
The imperial parliament, it is argued.
will ' demand radical modification of
the new tax proposals to place the
burden more heavily on the well-to
i Alter tne passage oi tne mmy uui
thB ,,n, forces of Germany on a peace
foot, wll, comDrlBe 33.800 officers,
,,M non-commissioned officers. 661.-
... ,i.te, -nA. -15.000 one-rear Vol-
unteers. The remainder of the total
of 870.000 will include medical, veter-
fnapv an av nfflnnTiL the hosnital
corps and other non-combatants.
WILLIAM DUMARS IS DEAD
F-m. Msnsver of Western TJnion
in Portland Dies in San Francisco.
Word was received from San Fran
cisco yesterday by W. A. Robb manager
of the Western Union Telegraph corn-
pany, that William Dumars, formerly
manaa-er of the Portland office for 16
years, died yesterday morning. He was
to his Portland residence he spent 18
years as manager of the Salem office.
After leaving Portland on account
of poor health he took the Sacramento
office but finding that there was no
improvement he secured a transfer to
Mr. Dumars was a native son of
California and about 60 years of age.
STATE SENATOR ARRESTED
California Solon. Accused of Speed
ing, Doesn't Plead Exemption.
SACRAMENTO, March 30. State
Senator George W. Cartwrlght, of
Fresno, was arrested today for vio
lation of a city ordinance regulating
the speed of automobiles. Members
are exempt from arrest while the Leg
islature Is In session, except for trea
son, felony or breach of the peace.
The Senator, however, did not plead
I exemption and was released on his
TOWN BURNING IS RUMOR
Unverified Reports of Fire at Hunt
ington, W. Va., Are Received.
PITTSBURG. March 31 (Monday.)
Reports reached here this morning
from various West Virginia points that
Huntington, V7. Va., was afire. All
are believed Incorrect. Huntington,
however, has been cut off from all
communication since midnight.
Shortly before 12 o'clock last night
Charles, W. Va., was In telephone com-.
municatlon with Huntington. At that
hour there was no fire in Huntington.
TAFT LEAVES FOR YALE
Ex-President Goes to Take Vp Work
as Professor of Law.
AUGUSTA. Ga., March 30. Ex-Presl.
dent Taft, who has neen at his Win
ter cottage here since March E, left
today for New Haven, Conn., where he
will take up his duties as professor of
law at Tale. ' i
POPE RESUMES AUDIENCES
Indications Are Pontiff Has Re
covered From Recent Illness.
ROME, March 30. The Pope re
sumed his audiences today,' indicating
his recovery from his recent illness.
The pontiff appeared to be in excel
lent spirits. - i
KILLED IN BATTLE
Turks Victorious at
FIGHT WAGED WITH BAYONETS
Offensive Action at Tchatalja
Believed to Be Ruse.
DEFENSE IS STRENGTHENED
Fall of Adrianople Depresses For
eigners All Safe in Captured
Stronghold Scutari Civilians
to Be Allowed to Depart.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March SO. Th
Bulgarian left 1000 dead on the field
after the engagement yesterday west
of Biyuk Chekmedye, according to aa
official report. The Turks also found
400 rifles and large quantities of in
trenching tools. Since this engage
ment all has been quiet along to
Tchatalja lines, aa well a at Bulalr.
Battle Waged With Bayonet.
The Bulgarians hurled 20,000 men.
against the Turkish advanced position,
and in the darkness carried it with
bayonet, the Turk retiring on theli
main position. At daylight the Turki
bombarded the captured position and
prevented the Bulgarian from en
trenching. Subsequently the Turks
delivered a counter attack( 6000 Infan
try storming the position with the
The Turks flung themselves on the
Bulgarians and a desperate bayonet
fight ensued. The Bulgarians were
driven down the slope on the opposite
The Bulgarian attack on the west
wing near Tchatalja also was re
pulsed. . .
- ' Turks Suspect Rose.
The Turks believe the Bulgarian of
fensive action at Tchatalja was intend
ed to prevent any Turkish demonstra
tion during the attack on Adrianople,
and that the Bulgars will not attempt
to pierce the- lines, which recently have
beeen strengthened by the addition of
heavy siege guns.
The fall of Adrianople has caused a
feeling of deepest dejection in all sec
tions, which has tended to Increase the
unpopularity of the government.
Foreigner All Safe.
A message from the British Vice-
Consul at Adrianople says that all the
Consuls and foreign communities are
safe and well. His report says that
the Bulgarians took only 15,000 prison
ers, the rest of the garrison being in
The porte has instructed the comman
der at Scutari to permit the departure
of the civilian population. It Is ex
pected that the note of the powers on
the subject of mediation will be pre
sented to the porte tomorrow.
POWERS MAY BLOCKADE FORT
Stubbornness of Montenegro Makes
LONDON, March 31. (Monday.)
The stubbornness of Montenegro In
continuing the bombardment of Scu
tari, contrary to the wishes of the
powers and the dllatoriness of Servla
in withdrawing her troops beyond the
frontier of the future Albania, If not .
overcome by more peaceful measures,
will lead to a demonstration and
blockade of the Montenegrin coast and
the ports of Albania occupied by
Austria-Hungary is losing patience
with her little neighbors and is urg
ing the powers to take action to en
force their demands.
Servia has expressed her Intention
of complying with the powers' de
mands to evacuate Albania, but has
made no movement in that direction.
Austria insists upon the immediate re
moval of the Servians from the coun
A Vienna dispatch to the Dally Mall
Austria has three army corps on
the Herzogovina frontier ready to en
ter Montenegro should the pressuro
from the powers, which It Is intended
to repeat and Intensify, be Ineffectual."
Montenegro will reply in the nega
tive to the representations of the pow
ers made collectively today that an en
voy of the powers would convey a
cipher message to Essad Pasha, the
Turkish commander In Scutari, con
taining the porte's orders to permit
the civilian population to depart.
This information, which comes from
an authoritative source, gives as a rea
son for this decision that King Nich
olas on three different occasions has
offered to allow the consuls and all
the foreigners to leave the city, but
each time the commander of the town
rejected the suggestion.
SERBS LAUD COURAGE OF TURK
Wounded Soldiers Tell of Gallant
Defense of Adrianople.
BELGRADE, March 30. The first
train to bring wounded Servians ar
rived here today from Adrianople. Their
story shows that the fighting which
preceded the capture of Adrianople waa
the most terrible of the war. The
Turks fought with the courage of
despair, but the perseverance of the
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