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26 FIGHT FOR
LIVES ON SEA
Efforts lo Rescue Hen on
Bark Are Foiled
CRIES FOR HELP HEARD
Vessel Turns Over When
Pulled From Nehalem Spit
Early in Morning.
OCEAN HOLDS FATE SECRET
Prominent Portland Persons
Among Those Aboard.
CRAFT LIES NEAR SHORE
Unless Thoo on Wrecked Vessel Can
Cling to Perilous Positions Until
Daylight All Will Likely 'o.
as Dark Halts Rescuers.
IIhT OF yCEX KNOW TO HATB
BEIT OS THE MIM1 WHEN
raptaln Albert Crowe. Portland.
marlea K. rt.her. of Portland and
MrMinnvllle. president of the Fisher
Engineering Corporation of Portland.
Russell HIackman. Juliana A part -rarnta.
secretary F1hr Engineering
Captain J. weatphal. captain of the
Mlml. realrtcnt of (Wmtny.
U. E. Kon, list Kerbr street.
Portland, contracting plumkar.
raataln J. A. Wood, mata of tha
Mlml. resident of rman
o. 5. EMe. hooktender. Brighton.
w. stth. fireman. North plaina.
J. E. Holvfleld. superintenaani
the Brighton mill. Brighton. Or.
tVa'rt (first nama not known. reai
drnt "f Brighton and employe of
In addition there ara betaaen 13
and Itirmbrn or tha craw, mostly
liermane. and five lumbermen, for
mnr mrlo'd In tha logging camp
of tha Brighton mllla. names not
BRIGHTON. Or.. April . (Special.)
Kipht hundred f-ct off Nehalem sand
ai.lt. In the midst of a terrific sea.
pitched by a heavy wind, at least 2
men. including several prominent civil
engineers and mnrlne men of Portland,
are struggling acalnst death on board
the four-masted German bark Mlml.
.r.uiie.i indiv. after being pulled
Into deep water from the sand beach
Ttilrh she had struct fctrmry u.
The fate of the men Is held a secret
by the fury of the ocean, which has
maie rescue Impossible, Darkness to
night saw the figures of the men cling
lnit to the boat, and the wind brought
.ri. for heln to the ears of 1000
t.r more people gathered on the shore
ncarbv. but every attempt at rescue
i with failure. The United States
lttesavlng crew from Garibaldi worked
iihin halllnar distance of t!aa
men and employed every means torffet
a line or a lifeboat to tnem. oat wim
Hm Vim la Laettas Ability.
I'niMi the men can hold out on board
the vessel until morning It Is believed
every one will be drowned, there being
ro possible means lor mem to e.Lpr.
.-a h. -f forts of the lifeavers hat-
ded as hopeless for the
.fi.r darkness enshrouded the
The eart number of men aboard is
nm known, hut it Is said to be certain
that It runs as high as zi. If the entire
crew which wa working on the boat
.... m luiurdir aftf-rnoon is aboard the
number Is 31. cf which 20 are members
f the crew, ror the moat part uercian
sailors; eight loggers who live here, or
near here, and the others Portland men
an.t officials connected with the
Url.htnn Lumber Mills.
The wreck occurred about 2 o'clock
this morning, soon after the bark waa
dislodged from Ihe sand which has held
her since February 13. when she pushed
her don Into the beach while attempt.
Ing to get over the bar at the entrance
to Nehalem Bay. She was dragged Into
tha ocean by means of donkey engines,
n ut or. reaching deen water was
truck by a heavy sea.
CTiea Give Xewa of tjfe.
Having been relieved of practically
all her ballast, the waves turned ner
until she got beyond control, and. as
tha turned I roadsides to the waves.
she capalsed. taking all on board .with
. Aha dlaaDoeared under the water
tompletely and it was feared that all
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IllPPISlNR IN 101 0
OFFICIALS ALARMED BT ACTIV
ITV or MOROS.
Many Wounded American Soldiers
Reach Manila Strict Censor
ship Is Maintained.
WASHINGTON. April . (Special.)
Officials of the Bureau of Insular Af
fairs of the War Department axe
alarmed at reports from Manila con
cerning: an insurrection of the Moros
which centers around Jolo.
Private letters received here, rrom
Manila say that for more than a year
the Moroa have been smuggling rifles
Into the province through Chinese
traders in Borneo, and that more than
1S000 of the tribesmen are armed. Jolo,
say the letters, is in a state of siege
and is surrounded by thousands of
Moros. Fighting has been going on in
the province for two months, and many
wounded American soldiers have been
sent to Manila.
A strict censorship concerning what
Is happening near Jolo is said to have
been established by Governor-General
Forbes, so that the real situation is
unknown in the United States.
Brigadier-General Pershing com
mands the American troops at Jolo, and
some of the letters bitterly denounce
him for what is denominated his in
efficiency in meeting the uprising,
which is said to have reached formid
UNIONS TO SUPPORT GIRLS
Aid Promised if Boston Telephone
BOSTON", April 6. The Central Labor
Union voted tonight to support the
i....aw rri-a t nrm' nnlnn In case Of
a strike of the 2200 girl employes of
the New England Teiepnone & iew
-,mh r'nmnnnv In Boston and vicinity
Labor leaders declared tonight that if
a strike occurred, a campaign wouia
be started for state ownership of tele
Operators in Boston and suburban
.T. hani will ballot tomorrow on the
question of striking. Principal among
the demands made by them are an
rii?ht-hour dav. the abolition of the
"split trick" system and readjustment
GRIEF CAUSE OF SUICIDE
Rancher Burns His Buildings, Sev
ers Arteries and Dies.
pi-kri). Colo- ADril S. After set
ting Are to his home and outbuildings
on his rancn. .mll ividus, ai. nuiS
near Avondale. severed the arteries in
his wrists, cut his throat and lay down
by a haystack to die.
Grief over the death of his wife last
September and worry over the runaway
marriace of his daughter is believed
to be the cause.
BILL PROVIDES LAND TRADE
Chamberlain Seeks Part of Santlara
forest for Demonstration.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, April 6. Senator Chamberlain
Monday will introduce a dim granting
to the State of Oregon 40.000 acres of
land In the San t tarn National Forest for
field demonstrating work conducted by
the State scnooi oi forestry.
Tk. i. n raiinnnlah to the Gov
ernment an equal area of school land
within the roresi reserve
VESSEL WHICH HAS
. ir iiKTlirr Hilu l(i BV
"HO I oT2oAHl5 I rnTOI
" Lft&t $ crj-jrc mi'iiiiih, i mi iftmwmmCZ IWIii ' iiiiiiiMiiii mi 1 1 ii n
saaffvV jjjj -,'rrN"'n" ''jj1'' -y1 X
ers in Doubt.
OPPOSITION BEING SOUNDED
Free Sugar and Wool Continue
HOUSE GETS BILL TODAY
Underwood Predicts Passage by
Lower Body About May 1 Use
of Pressure May Make Trou
ble for Party Later.
TViswrvfiTON. Anril 6. The Demo
cratic tariff bill, approved by President
Wilson and the Democrats ot tne nuuse
ways and means committee, will be in
troduced in the House when it con
venes at noon tomorrow by Chairman
The House Democrats will caucus on
the bill Tuesday and Chairman Under
wood was confident tonight that It
would be Indorsed by an overwhelming
The Senate Democrats had no plan
tonight to hold a caucus on the bill,
but such a meeting may be called later.
The Senate finance committee Demo
crats held a three hours' consultation
today, but apparently made little prog
ress toward giving their indorsement to
the bill as it now stands.
Senators Prefer Separate Bills.
t waa evident that Senators on the
finance committee who have sounded
out members of the party on the bill
had not discovered a satisfactory mar
gin tn insure Its passage. One-cent
sugar, with the free-ln-three-yeara
nrnvlar And free wool are the stum
bling blocks and there will be further
investigation to feel out the actual
strength of the opposition.
The Senators in conference today
were unable to agree Jon the plan of
the President and Mr. Underwood for
one bill. They- prefer separate bills.
This question and that,of the supposed
anti-free wool and sugar combination
will be discussed with Mr. Wilson to
morrow. House Opposition Not Serlons.
r-hnirman TTnderwood said he expect
ed no serious opposition in the HouBe.
He added that after the caucus ap
proved the bill the House would have
a week or ten days for general debate
upon it. beginning Wednesday. At the
conclusion of the general debate the
bill will be taken up paragraph by par
agraph, and whatever amendments may
be offered will be debated under the
five-minute rule. Mr. Underwood was
of the opinion that the bill should pass
the House about May 1.
A meeting of the Democratic mem
bers of the Senate finance committee
did not result In a discussion of par
ticular schedules, but of general pol
io. t Va. nlaln. however, that the
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CAPSIZED, SCENE OF DISASTER.
M.M.. WHICH OVKRTtRS. WITH
SIMILL SILUOI ETTB OF VESStL l.ui.tliuj wr . :
Of tWKk BE T1KB WHIU HE UT imUDliD IKBtli.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 55
degrees; mlnimumb. 42 degree.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer: northwesterly
Mexican rebels to concentrate od Xaco and
Guavmaa. Page 1.
Montenegro defl.es all Europe. Page 1.
Democratic leaders uncertain as to fata of
Administration tariff bill In Senate.
Jolo uprising assumes alarming proportions.
President to read message to Congress In
person. Page 2.
Conservative Democrat In Senate resent
boasting or "progressli'e" wing.
Mystery of chorus girl's death gradually
neing cleared. rio
Morals Court to open in Chicago today will
nnfrirtimll.) Pan 5. .
Dancing-masters begin war on grizzly and
other "ras aancea. r(n i.
Bark Miml. with at least 2 aboard, capsiies
when pulled oit Jenaiem syn.. .
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 0-6.
toan urancisco i--; . :
Venice 2-2; Oakland 1, Sacramento I
hm inntn- riMi-lrnesst. Page lO.
Roy Brashear suffers broken leg In game at
los Angeiea. rc v.
Capture of first Baseball series by Beavers
Am.n Pacta 11.
Columbia vnlverslty wins dual meet with
lultnoman CJUO. rae
Portland and Vicinity.
Heads of both power companies deny rumors
or consonaaiion. x-hbo a.
Columbia River to be setting for motion-
...... jiwavnmm. K.
Oregon to pay old obligation to Indian fight
ers of lSDtt. r-aaw o.
Suspected swindler of women is mystery to
detectives. Page 14.
Relatives fearful of fate of men on Mlml.
Meier & Frank Company will give all em
ployes eight-hour day. Page 14.
WILSON VIOLATES RULE
President Cuts Across Street, Wbich
Is Forbidden In Capitol.
WASHINGTON, April 6. President
Wilson unwittingly violated today the
new traffic regulations of the National
capital, which provide that persons
shall not cross the streets except at
The President was out walking with
Secretary Tumulty and when they
reached Pennsylvania avenue they cut
across diagonally toward the White
House. One of the policemen near ,the
White House smilingly informed them
of their error.
The President had paid his first call
at a residence In Washington. He
dropped in on Secretary Tumulty and
chatted a while with the family before
going down town. Many persons recog.
nlzed him along the way. (
VISITS ARE COMPLICATED
runmntpr Woman Reaches Sire's
Home as lie Appears at Her House,
VANCOUVER. Wash., April 6. (Spe-
v . . ... j
.lai 1 A singular coincidence occurred
Thursday when Mrs. F. O. Brockman. of
this city, went to Walla Walla. Wash.,
to surprise her father, George H. Snell.
At the same time Mr. Snell left his
home to visit his daughter and they
unknowingly passed each other on the
When Mrs. Brockman arrived In
Walla Walla she learned of her father's
trip to surprise her and he made a
similar discovery on reaching Vancou
ver. The telegraph was used In lo
cating each other and Mr. Snell re
turned to Walla Walla yesterday.
Both father and daughter had been
thinking about meeting each other for
AND PROMINENT PORTLAND MAN
- THIX BOtja B
Dinner Guest Held as
DIAMONDS STOLEN SHE SAYS
Ethel Newcomb Insists Jack
Lewis Left Her in Portland.
MARRIAGE KEPT SECRET
Young Man Avers He Xcver Saw
Girl Before She Invited Him
to Sit at Table, but Refuses
to Disclose Identity.
. CHICAGO, April 6. (Special.) Ethel
Newcomb, a stylishly gowned young
woman, declaring herself to be the
daughter of wealthy parents of Fort
Wayne. Ind., Insists she has succeeded
in capturing a young man known to
her as Jack Lewis, who robbed her of
$3500 worth of diamonds and deserted
her In Portland, Or., September 10, 1811.
after they had been married ten days.
Jack Lewis, the man in the case, is
in a cell at the South Clark-street
Station. He denies the woman is his
wife, insists he never saw her before
and refuses to reveal his identity.
The arrest of the alleged clever
young confidence man was made at the
Blackstone Hotel, after he had dined
with the young woman who said she
was his wife. Alice Newcomb, a sister
of the young woman caliming to be
the deserted wife, and a .youthful phy
sician, who made every possible effort
to conceal his identity, figured in the
arrest. They were assisted by four
detectives. All were excited when they
reached the police statio. '
It finally developed that Miss New
comb, who says she is Mrs. Lewis, was
dining with her sister and the young
doctor in the Pompeiian room at the
Congress Hotel, when the man sup
posed to he Lewis sauntered in. He
was recognized immediately by the de
Sister Calls Police.
xfloa KAw(.nmh whn exnlnined that
because of the fact that the wedding
was a secret she had not changed her
I tl T.I untenant William Darrrfw
name, told Lieutenant William DarrdW
that she greeted her husband with
"Hello, Jack," and that he joined the
party after explaining that his name
was Jack, but that all in the party were
strangers to him. He finally induced
her to leave the rest of the party to
accompany him to the Blackstone Hotel,
where they could dine alone and talk
matters over. It was while the couple
were at the Blackstone that the sister
telephoned the police and caused the
arrest of the young'man of mystery.
Miss Newcomb said that she was in
San Francisco staying at the St. Fran
cis Hotel when she was introduced to
Jack Lewis by Mrs. Clara Lewis, a
WHO IS IN DANGER.
'ACE OF DIAMONDS"
IS LATEST DANCE
TEACHERS PROPOSE TO FIGHT
GRIZZLY WITH NEW STEPS.
Masters to Meet Fire With Fire, but
Naughty Positions Are Absent
in Fancy Ballroom Glides.
CHICAGO, April . (Special.) Po
lice will not permit the grizzly bear or
the turkey trot but wait until they
see the Sapho or the ace of diamonds.
Those last two travel under the eu
phonious and rather old-fashioned
name of folk dances.
Dancing masters of Chicago having
failed to standardise the tango, have
hit upon folk dancing as a counter
irritant. They are planning a National
congress to popularize it.
Mary Garden's assertion, when Sa
lome was barred, that "police have no
souls for art" now may be applied to
the dancing masters by lovers of the
bunny hug, the hippopotamus hitch,
Texas Tommy and the angle-worm
Those who teach how to cavort in
a ballroom assembled today and de
cided to fight Are with fire, or, rather,
names with names. Hence the Sapho,
the ace of diamonds, and one other,
the shoemaker's glide. ' By eliminating
the naughty positions the risque,
shuffling,' syncopated grizzly steps
and injecting a few nifty swings and
pretty points, the dancing masters be
lieve they will offer something every
body will just go crazy about.
ALBANY JAIL IS SET AFIRE
Drunken Prisoner Is Almost Suffo
cated When Dragged From Smoke.
ALB ANT, Or., April . (Special.)
Otto Lesch, a drunken prisoner in the
city jail at Albany, set Are to the Jail
this evening and waa almost suffo
cated when officers dragged him out.
It is not known whether he started
the Are by accident or design, but the
officers believe the latter theory.
The Are started in a pile of papers
and bedding and was extinguished
without much damage. Lesch waa ar
rested at 6 o'clock for being drunk and
The fire was started less than an
hour after he was placed in the jail
He was the only prisoner in the jail
at the time.
Officer Marshall was taking George
Ballard, an Albany boy, to the jail
when he discovered the fire, and when
he let go of the boy to unlock the jail
and rescue Lesch; young Ballard dashed
away and escaped. Ballard was re
captured two hours later and was
placed in the county jail. He is wanted
In Benton County on a charge of lar
YACHT BAYOCEAN SAILS
Vessel Purchased in Oregon Will Go
Into Service at San Francisco.
BAYOCEAN, Or., April 6. (Special.)
The yacht Bayocean, which was re
cently purchased by the North Pacific
Steamship Company, left this port to
day, en route to San Francisco, where
it will go into commission as the flag
ship of the fleet of the Bayocean Ex
cursion Company, operating on San
The yacht is In charge of Captain J.
Rudden, with J. Ollgreen, first officer,
and Frank Coulter, chief engineer.
It was stormy and a heavy sea was
running, but the yacht negotiated the
bar nicely, and was making good speed
southward when last seen from this
ISLAND GREETS PRINCESS
Trinidad Officially Receives Louise
of Schleswig, on Tour.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, April 6.
Uar- p.nval Hlirhness. Princess Louise
of Schleswig. who is making a tour of
the West Indies, was ceremoniously re
ceived iiDon her arrival here last night.
She was met by the Governor and the
government officials and prominent
citizens and escorted by a guard of
honor from the local garrison.
On account of the period of mourn
inir a.t the British court, all arrange
ments for public entertainments have
SUFFRAGE RIOT REPEATED
Demonstration Against Militants
Curbed by Police.
LONDON. April 6. Rioting at the
-- . . .1 - in Tlirrl. Parlf
sunrtiiseiit; uircuns ... . . - ---
which has become a regular Sunday
aiternoon aiverwiun, -c i v..
vented the rioters from handling the
Two suffragettes talked for half an
hour, but were unable to make them
selves heard above the uproar of horns
j . . t ., , MlsaiUfl nt varinllR kinds
i u w 1 1 . . n . -
werfi thrown, and Miss Brackenbury
was sirucrc J"
lice finally escorted the women's van
from the park.
a aiiniini- disturbance occurred at
BIG WOOL CLIP GOES EAST
Stanfleld Fleeces Will Be Consigned
to Boston Firm.
ECHO. Or., April 6. (Special.) The
entire wool clip owned by Stanfield
i . i:t.,ri.iH amnnntina to fj 50.-
000 pounds of wood from 64,800 head of
-v. . in . hamllH ti v the Wool-
growers' Scouring Company of this
place, under tne mamtseuieuit"
The -iight-conditioned wools will be
graded, baled and shipped to Boston,
and the heavier shrinking fleeces will
be scoured and baled here. The entire
clip is to be consigned to Crlmmins &
Peirce, wool merchants of Boston. Mass.
ALL EUROPE DEFIED
Emphatic Reply Made
ATTITUDE WILL NOT CHANGE
Little Kingdom Says Powers
WARSHIPS OFF ANTiVARI
British Admiral Acts as Spokesman
for Nations Russia Has No
Vessels In Line, but Agrees
CETTINJB. April 6. The little king
dom of Montenegro has thrown down
the gauntlet to the six great powers.
She declines to yield to the demand
of the powers to abandon her attempts
to gain possession of Scutari, and has
officially announced that "there will bo
no departure from an attitude which
conforms to the necessities of the state
of war existing between the allies and
An international fleet, comprising
warships of Austria-Hungary, Italy.
France, Germany and Great Britain
is now blockading the Montenegrin
port of Antlvari. The Aeet includes
four Austrian warships, the British
cruisers Yarmouth, Inflexible and Glou
cester; the German cruiser Breslau, the
Italian cruiser Pisa and the French
cruiser Edgar Quinet
Measnge Sent to Premier.
Russia is not renresented by a war
ship, but has acquiesced in the naval
The British Admiral snt the follow
ing message to the Montenegrin Pre
mier, Dr. L. Tomanovics:
"I have the honor to inform you that
the international fleet is assembled In
Vfnntonptrrin waters as a Drotest against
non-fulfillment of the wishes of tha
great powers. I desire to call your
excellency's attention to the presence
of the fleet as a proof that the great
nnwers are acting in concert, and re
quest that their wishes be fulfilled
iihniit further delav. Please Inform
me Immediately that your government
is ready to carry out tne wisnes oi mo
great powers." .
Attitude Is Unchanged.
T this the Montenegrin Premier re
plied in a note expressing regret at
th nmsence of the fleet, which he con
sidered a violation of the neutrality
proclaimed by the powers at the be
ginning of the war. The Premier con
tinued: "Despite the pressure which the pres
ence of the fleet implies, there will be
n rinnnrture from an attitude which
conforms to the necessities of the stato
of war existing between the allies ana
k hriirada of Austrian troops from
Cattaro has been maneuvering near the
The customary note has not been
y,a Afrtnteneerin erovernment. and
Austria's action is considered unfriend
ly and menacing.
KIXG SEES IRONY IN NAME
Nicholas Comments on Writer for
Whom Cruiser Was Christened.
PARIS, April 6. King Nicholas of
Montenegro Is quoted in the Temps as
saying that he has learned with sor
row that the cruiser Edgar Qulnct will
represent France In the naval demon
stration on the Montenegrin coast.
"It Is a bitter irony." said the King,
"that the name of the illustrious writer,
nuinst. the uDholder of peoples
struggling for independence and unity,
should be associated with an expedition
against the small but valiant cham
pion of Balkan independence. You may
say that despite the measures of co
ercion taken by Europe against her,
Montenegro will yield only to violence.
It remains for Europe to add the ridi
cule of armed force to her injustice."
SLAV OUTBURST PERMITTED
Crowd ot 50,000 Holds Demonstra
tion in St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 6. Another
great Slav demonstration occurred to
day, but on this occasion the police did
not interfere. The climax was reached
when the crowd, which numbered 50 -000,
appeared before the residence of
the Dowager Empress, sang the na
tional anthem and displayed banners
"Down with Austria!" "Scutari for
the Montenegrins!" "The cross over St.
-A visit was paid then to the cathe
drals and to the guards' barracks,
where the officers saluted the banners.
SERVIAN GENERAL COMMANDS
Montenegrin Ruler Reported to Have
Yielded in Favor of Bojovic.
LONDON, April 6. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Vienna says that King
Nicholas, of Montenegro has resigned as
Commander-in-Chief of the army be
sieging Scutari, in favor of the Servian
The correspondent adds that a gen
eral storming of Scutari was scheduled
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