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PORTLAND, OREGON. SATURDAY. JULY 19, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FIVE ARE ARRESTED
If! RUNNING FIGHT
Sheriff Word Attacked
and Riot Follows.
CLUBS USED OH MOB AGAIN
James Gregory Receives Gash
Over Eye in Mixup.
PLAZA SCENE OF TURMOIL
fcoapbox Orator After Beliy "Called"
by Word Admits He Was Too Ilasli
In Statements Tichenor and
Swennes Hold Mob.
KELATLN'O TO I. W. W. DIS
TURBANCES IN PORTLAND.
Attempt to rescue speaker, arrest
ed hjr Sheriff "Word for abusive lan
guage, precipitates disorder at Plasa
block meeting. Five arrested.
Tom Burns, agitator, sentenced by
Judge Stevenson to 40 days on rock
pile. Dr. Maria D. Equl, arrested Thurs
day night on four charges, offered
opportunity to leave state, accepts,
then refuses. 'Charges will be pressed
unless she Is found Insane.
No longer pretense of a strike at
plant of Oregon Packing Company.
Women charged with inciting
Thursday night's riot, are bound over
to grand Jury. Several men found
guilty of disorderly conduct.
Federal Immigration authorities
consider v possibility of deporting
aliens connected with I. TV. W.
Police arrest as vagrants I. W. "W. .
members who come here from other
Mayor and ' Sheriff again caution
publlo to keep oft streets where dis
No disorder or disturbances of any
kind on' down-town streets.
Llncoln-Garfleld Post No. 8, Q. A.
Ry adopts resolutions supporting au
thorities and condemning I. W. W.
A mob of excited men shouting "Take
him away!" and "Turn him loose!" wlio
made a rush on Sheriff Word in an at
tempt to rescue George Reece, a Social
ist speaker,' just arrested by the Sheriff
for using abusive language at a street
meeting on the Plaza blocks, across the
street from the Courthouse, precipitated
another riot at 9:30 o'clock last night.
In a running fight that followed, dep
uty sheriffs and plain clothes men twice
were compelled to form a line across
the sidewalk In Third street - and in
Salmon and hold, the mob back with
By the time the Sheriff and a handful
of deputies had fough tthelr way
around to the . Courthouse entrance in
Fourth street they had arrested four
more men. One of them, James Greg
ory, received a deep gash under his left
eye in a mixup in which he endeavored
to slug the Sheriff
Attack Made From Behind.
This man ran up behind the Sheriff
and grabbed him by the neck and col
lar. Word shouted at him to let go,
but he seized the Sheriff's club and
tried to Jerk It from him.
Word wrenched himself partly loose
and struck Gregory a crashing blow
with his fist- He was obliged to strike
him with his club before he would re
lease his hold.
Earlier in the evening, the D. P.
Thompson fountain had been used
aa a platform for the speakers, but not
long before the arrest of Reece, the
crowd moved down near Third street to
get the benefit of an arc light and the
speakers mounted a soap box.
Word and STea Move.
From this locatioin it was necessary
for Word and his men. In order to gain
the Courthouse, to make their way down
Third street to Salmon, thence up to
Fourth and up to the entrance of the
middle of the block.
At the time when the disturbance
began there were no uniformed police
men near. The meeting up to then
had been quiet and the speakers for
the most part temperate in their re
marks. Reece, from his soapbox, began to use
violent language, then to get abusive
towards Sheriff and police.
- "We'll get this thing organized and
in a few days we'll be speaking on all
the streets again," he shouted, "even
if it comes to using gaspipes."
"It was Tom Word who carried the
gaspipe last night "
' Word Step Forward,
Word, who was standing close by
with. Chief Deputy Frank Curtis,
"I want you," he said crisply. "Step
down from that box."
"All right. Sheriff. I'll step right
down," said Reece. "I got a little over
heated," he remarked as he stood be
side the Sheriff.
Then, as the Sheriff and Curtis start
ed to lead Reece out of the crowd of
BOO to 1000 persona jammed around
them, someone shouted: "Get the
"Get Word, the dirty skunk!" shout
ed another voice. V
Turmoil Then Follows.
In an instant there was turmoil.
"Turn him loose!" cried half a dozen
at once. "Take him away!" And the
whole crowd began to move along with
the officers, men and boys crowding
(Concluded on Page 4.)
MERCURY AT 92 ON
CITY'S HOTTEST DAY
PORTLAND FEELS EFFECT OF
SUDDEN' HEAT WAVE.
Thermometer Registers Increase of
1 6 Degrees Between 1 p A. M. and
2 P. M. Xo Change Forecast.
The "hottest day of the year" thus
far was recorded at the Weather Bu
reau yetserday, wltn a maximum tem
perature of 92 degrees at o'clock In
the afternoon. The forecast Is con
tinued, warm and fair weather, with
In "comparison with records of sev
eral previous years the temperature
yesterday is far from being a record
breaker, considering the time of the
The contrast with the cool weather
of June and early July was sufficiently
great, however, to set electric fans
whirring madly, people to gasping and
calling for cooling drinks and to bring
about a 60 per cent increase in the
amount of vacation talk and the num
ber of "hot-enough-for-you?" bro
mides. The unusual heat did not begin to be
appreciable . until after 10 o'clock In
the morning, when there was a Jump
from 76 to 80 degrees within an hour.
From that time until 2 o'clock the ther
mometer went up at the rate of from
3 to 4 degrees an hour. After it
reached the 92 mark the temperature
fell off rapidly and at 7 o'clock was
back well down in the 80s.
The playgrounds and parks of the
city were filled all day long with chil
dren, most of whom- found it too warm
for active play and who passed the
greater part of the day in the shaery
parts of the playgrounds.
The maximum temperature on Thurs
day was 81 degrees, 11 degrees lower
WHEAT EXPORTS INCREASE
Portland Gains 20 Per Cent and Has
Fourth Place for Country.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, July 18. Portland's wheat ex
ports for the fiscal year ended June
30 show an increase of more than 20
per cent over those of the preceding
year, according to figures made public
today by the Department of Commerce.
During the past 12 months Portland ex
ported 8;147,138 fcUshels of wheat, val
ued at 86,955,233. as against 6,829,943
bushels valued. at. $5,896,993 for the pre
ceding year. New York, New Orleans
and Galveston show bigger wheat ex
ports for the year .Just closed, though
the previous year Portland led them all.
Puget Sound, during the year just-
Closed, exported ' 5, C6S, 334 " bushels' u
wheat, as against 3,191,983 bushels for
the preceding year. '
FAT GIRL RETURN HOME
Marie Hart, 3 2'5 Pounds, Changes
Mind' About Traveling.
GALESBTJRG. 111., July 18. Marie
Hart, Galesburg's largest schoolgirl,
whose weight is 325 pounds, returned
to her grandmother's home here today.
She disappeared Wednesday night and
fears were entertained that she had
been Induced to leave her home or had
been kidnaped as a sideshow attrac
tion. Marie Bald that she hae been enticed
away by a woman who said she would
take her to Des Moines, la. Marie
changed her mind, however, at Fort
Madison, la., where she got off the
train and refused to go further.
AUT0ISTS AT SALT LAKE
Indiana-to-Pacifle Tourists Two
Days Behind Schedule.
SALT LAKE CITY, July 18. The In-dlana-to-the-Paclfic
arrived here this afternoon at 5 o'clock,
practically two days behind their sched
ule. Heavy rains were encountered the
entire distance from Grand Junction,
Colo., making it impossible for the au
tolsts to maintain any speed. The new
road through Price River canyon, Utah,
was traveled, but was slippery and
.The route of Midland trail was fol
lowed the entire distance from Grand
Junctloln. The party will remain here
until Sunday morning, when they will
leave for San Francisco via Ely; Nev.
CANAL WILL FLOOD TOWN
People of Gorgona, Panama, Get No
tice to Move Away.
PANAMA. July 18. The closing of
the public offices at Gorgona, a town
on the Panama Canal, which soon will
be inundated by the rising of waters
of Gatun Lake, began today with the
abandonment of the police station. The
town will be vacated by all its snhabl
tants as quickly as possible after Au
gust 1. Gorgona is 20 miles northwest
of the City of Panama, at the head of
the Chagres River.
The water in Gatun Lake has risen
three feet since the spillway gates of
the canal were closed June 27.
POISONED MASH EFFECTIVE
More Than Half of Grasshoppers In
Kansas County Killed.
DODGE CITY, Kan., July 18. More
than half of the grasshoppers in this
country were killed by the poisoned
mash the farmers recently scattered
over their fields, according to a report
by P. A. Classen, state entomologist, to
day. Mr. Classen, after a 40-mile drive
through the county, said from 50 to 60
per cent of the pests have been killed
and that another spreading of the poi
soned mash would exterminate them.
NAVY MEN WRECK
Seattle Socialist Halls
Sacked by Sailors.
CIVILIANS AID BLUEJACKETS
Literature and Furniture Are
Burned on Streets.
POLICE MAKE NO ARRESTS
Uniformed Men From Pacific Re
serve Fleet Denounce Mayor Cot
terlll as They Hang American
Flag Over Houses Attacked.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 18. Crowds
of sailors from the Pacific Reserve
fleet, at anchor In the bay, aided by
hundreds of men and boys who came
to Join in the Potlatch celebration, at
tacked the Socialist and the Industrial
Workers of the World headquarters to
night, sackinc the bulldin fi- and dumn-
lng the furniture into the streets. Two
distinct parties made attacks.
The first. In the northern part of
the business district, wrecks th So
cialist headquarters near Fifth avenue
ana. Virginia street. ' The second, in
the southern part of the down-town
section, attacked the Industrial Work
ers of the World headquarters, dump
ing the furniture Into the street and
making a bonfire of it.
The police offered not the slightest
resistance to the sailors. Some of the
officers said that all the force was busy
handling the Potlatch crowds, and no
reserves were available to cope with the
The damage is estimated at $3000 or
Guards Round Up Sailors.
The police and the' provost guard
have taken hold of
believe that no further damage will
uj ione. xne provost guard is round
ing up all the sailors ashore and send
ing them back to their ships.
Most of the sailors In the firat rvnrtv
wore the name-band nf th ;
Colorado and California.
About a dozen men. all vontht-,,1
were in the wrecking party at the
start. They were aided by. several
uicmuera or me Wash nrtnn irt
litia and by hundreds of young ctvll-
mua, wno maae most of the. noise.
waving united States flairs h.
itorming party swooned down
cart newsstand of Millard Price, a So-
cmjist orator, at the intersection of
Fourth avenue and Wenthv. k..i
vard. the busiest night corner of the
Socialist Literature Destroyed.
The cart was broken to uniint... i.
a moment, the stock of Socialist papers
and magazines torn and tossed into
the street and trampled. The party
then rushed to a storeroom occupied
.euenwy oy tne Industrial Workers of
me world at Fifth avenue near Stew
art. The wreckers found tire place de
ie tenants Having moved.
The sailors and their asini-l.t.. .v.-
rushed to the Socialist
Fifth avenue, near Stewart, smashed in
me oig piate-giass. front and nailed
American flags upon the front of the
uunuing. two policemen smiled com
placently upon the wroic-.
sailors tore the signs from the front of
the building and broke them to pieces,
and then started to drag the furniture
.nu dooks out into the street. Hei
the policemen Interfered.
Civilian Youth Tries to Lead.
There were demands that the Indu
trial Workers be hunted dnwr.
young civilian tried to induce the party
to go to the headauartera nf th.
ate Socialists in an old' Church in Olive
street near, .seventh. Another self-appointed
leader led the party toward
tne oia unitarian Church on Sevent
avenue near Union street, which ha
Just been vacated by the moderates.
As the naval men were crossing- piir
street at Sixth they were overhauled
oy an automobile full of policeme
neaaea Dy a captain, who told
sailors if tbey did not disperse
would arrest them. The policomor.
maneuvering, separated the men in iini-
rorm ana scattered them. No handling
The men shouted to the police: "Your
Mayor wont do anything to protect the
iia.g, so we are saving your city."
A young civilian who hud h..n
deavoring to - incite the sailors kept
shouting to them to "Go and get Mayor
coiierni. rso arrests were made.
Socialist Headquarters Sacked.
The wrecking party reformed in the
north part of the city after It had been
dispersed and went back to the Social
ist headquarters on Fifth avenue, near
Virginia, and sacked the place, destroy
ing the furniture and $900 worth of
A second party of men from the Pa
cific reserve fleet attacked the big In
dustrial Workers' headquarters in
Washington street in the southern part
of the city. The contents of the build
ing were dragged into the street and
a bonfire made of them.
Secretary of the Navy Daniels was
dining on the cruiser West "Virginia,
the guest of Admiral Reynolds, when
the trouble started.
After destroying the moderate So
cialists' headquarters at Seventh and
Olive, the sailors retired to the south
ern part of the city and demolished a
meeting-room of the Salvation Army,
(Concluded on Page 4.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 92
aegrees; minimum, 61 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm; north
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Joins Chinese rebels. Page 3.
Greeks reported to have suffered crushing
aeieat, rage 4. -National.
Galllnger to be ' Republican leader in tariff
tight in Senate. Page 3.
Mulhall charges attempt was made to bribe
Uompers. - Page 1.
John Montag named as United States Mar
sha.! for Oregon. Page 6.
Senators bitter In discussing Bryan's cause
in accepting platform engagements.
Page 2. s ,
Railways modify their attitude toward med
iation. Page S.
Women advisers of Mayor of California town
resign in nun. fage i.
New Haven directors accept Mellen's resig
nation reluctantly, rage 3.
Heat fatal to 21 in Central West. Page -
Northwestern League results: Seattle 5, Port-
iana : lacoma s, epoKane 7i Vancouver
S, Victoria 4. Page 14.
Fast tennis seen with mercury at 82.
Americans defeat Canadians In Davis Cup
tennis jjlay. Page 14.
Paclflo Coast League results: Portland 8.
r rancisco i ; uaaiand 3, Sacramento
2; Los Angeles 4, Venice 2. Page 14.
Sheridan Or., business section wiped out bv
fire. ' Paat 1.
Sam Jones son-in-law heard at Chautaua.ua.
Page 6. .
Sailors from Pacific fleet wreck Soclallst-
i. w. w. nouses In Seattle. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Probable scarcity of mill feed during Sum
mer months. Page 15.
Wheat higher at Chicago because of spread
i Diaca rusi. fage
Stock market advance started by foreign
buying. Page 15.
Trend of business Is forward, particularly
In West. Page 15.
Dally excursion rate will be made to Lower
Portland and VlclnltT.
Medlll McCormick scouts idea of harmony
between Progressives and Republicans.
Weather report, data and forecast. tm 11
Bound hand and foot, girl tries to swim
n.r. rage iv.
Mercury goes to 92 on hottest day of year
in Portland. Page 1.
Von Klein Jury Is discharged, unable to
irw. f age o.
Soclalltt Burns gets 40 days on rockplle.
Dr. and Mrs. David Litchard Klehle guests
on 50th wedding anniversary. Page 8.
Municipal Judge Stevenson tells citizens to
obey police orders to move on. Page 8.
Portland boy drowns as cruise nears end.
Battle to be reproduced in v. Washington
Park. Page 11.
O.-W. R. & N. will run fast train to Chi
cago. Page 10.
Five arrests are made In riot on Plaza
blocks. Page 1.
TIGERS TACOMA MASCOTS
nail Club Gets Two , Hair-Grown
Cubs as Iuck-Bringers.
TACOMA. July 18. (Special.) The
strangest mascots ever carried by a
baseball club will be presented to the
Tacoma Tigers tomorrow afternoon
when the local council of the United
Commercial Travelers will present the
Tacoma team with two . half-grown
tiger cubs. The felines are one year
old and are about the size of a shep
erd dog. They were used by the local
traveling men as a Tacoma advertise
ment in Portland last year, when they
were kittens, but since that time they
have grown until they are a burden
upon the local council."
"Sure I'll be glad to get them," Presi
dent McGinnlty said tonight. "What
I will do with .them Is more than I can
say, but I hope they will be omens of
good luck. I shall take at least one
of them on the road with me if I find
that I can ship it with the club bag
gage." DOCTOR REPAIRS TOY DOG
Youngster In Trouble Until Opera
tion on Pet Is Performed.
Dr. R. S. Stearns, of Sellwood, per
formed a remarkable surgical operation
at his office on Spokane avenue. The
patient was a shaggy toy dog which
was brought in by Richard, the 2H-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T.
Brock, of Sellwood. . In some way the
tail became detached from the body,
and the child heard that the doctor
could repair the damasre.
A ' little later Richard was missing
from his home,' and search was made
for him. Later the search party en
tered the office of Dr. Stearns, where
they found the physician engaged In
performing the operation, while little
Richard looked on with tearful inter
est. After the operation Richard
emerged from the doctor's office with
a satisfied smile on his face.
THREE TRAPPED IN FIRE
Girl and Two Young Men on lire
When Rescuers Reach Tbem.
NEW YORK, July 18. Two young
men and a girl, trapped on the sixth
floor of a burning loft building in West
Twentieth street today, stood helpless
amid the flames until their clothing
took fire. They were ablaze when fire
men took them down 80-foot extension
ladders to the street. They were badly
The building was occupied by skirt
and button manufacturers. Most of
the employes had not reported for work
when the blaze broke out.
POWER OVER SEA DISPUTED
Steamship Company to Resist Ruling
of Railroad Commission.
SAN FRANCISCO.. July 18. The rul
ing of the State Railroad Commission
that it has Jurisdiction over vessels that
traverse the high seas between Cali
fornia ports is to be attacked by the
Wilmington Transportation Company,
which operates betwten San Pedro and
Catalina Island, both in Los Angeles
County. The company asked today
for a rehearing of the case in which
the ruling was made, with the purpose
of having the ruling vacated.
TTEMPT TO BRIBE
Mulhall Says Plan Was
TRAP FEARED BY VON CLEAVE
Witness Declares He Warned
Plotters of Failure.
DOUBLE DEALING SHOWN
Letters Disclose Lobbyist's Effort to
Work In Maryland With Re
publican and Democratic
Leaders at Once.
WASHINGTON, July 18. Martin M.
Mulhall gave the Senate lobby inves
tigating committee today his story of
the alleged effort In 1907 or 1908 to
bribe Samuel Gompers to desert the
cause of labor and support the policies
advocated by the National Association
He admitted that he had no positive
Information that an attempt to bribe
Gompers actually had been made him,
but he said Atherton Brownell, of New
York had outlined the plan to him,
and had told him what was to be done.
Mulhall was excused late this after
noon until Monday on the ground that
he was tired after a week of continu
The commltte held a session tonight
to hear the testimony of S. V. McClave,
of Paterson, N. J., now a candidate for
Congress and with whom Mulhall said
he worked throughout the campaign of
1910, when McClave was running
against William Hughes.
Gompers Incident Opened.
The committee opened the Gompers
incident today when newspaper clip
Pings appeared showing that Gompers
had made the bribery charges before
a court in 1908, and that President
Van Cleave, of the Manufacturers' As
sociation, had- denied all connection
with them. Mulhall said he had been
referred by Van Cleave and Schwedt-
man to Mr. Brownell In New York, who
had said they were conducting a pub
licity bureau for the association
Brownell told him, he said, that a man
named Brandenberg was following
Gompers; that they had a plan fixed
up by which they expected to "get'
the labor leader, and that they were
positive they could not fail.
Mulhall said he warned them they
would not succeed and later advised
Van Cleave to the same effect.
Van Cleave Scent "Tra.
Van Cleave left New York suddenly
the witness said, after telling him that
he had nearly "fallen into a trap."
iie saia tney wanted him to go
down to meet those people, but he got
a tip not to go," added Mulhall. "He
told me he thought Brownell had more
sense than to go into a trap of that
This was the extent of Mulhall's
knowledge of the matter, but he In
sisted that from the previous informa
tion he had he knew the plan that had
been on foot to force Gompers into
signing a document that would insure
his future action;
The Gompers story and an unexpect
ed outburst from Mulhall, who com
plained that officers of the National
Association of Manufacturers were
"trying to stare him out of counte
nance," were the enlivening features
of a day in which the self-confessed
'lobbyist" Identified several hundred
more letters relating to campaign and
Wirsess Objects to "Staring.
Proceedings were running smoothly
when Robert -McCarter, attorney for
the Manufacturers' Association, tried
to. Interrupt and ask Mulhall a ques
tion. The committee thus far has per
mitted no questioning by outside at
torneys. "I refuse to answer any questions
from that man." shouted Mulhall. "Fur
ther I want to tell the committee that
those men at that table have kept
someone there continually to stare
steadily at me while I have been on
the stand. I think It is a contemptible
trick. The ex-presldent (John Klrby,
Jr.) relieved Mr. Emory at the Job a
Members of the committee tried
to sooth the witness and Acting Chair
man Bankhead mildly suggested that
I Mulhall look at him instead of his an
J tagonists. Mulhall admitted he was
somewhat nervous, but insisted that
witnesses have been intimidated since
they were brought to Washington,
"outside aa well as inside this committee-room.
Raised for Indiana. -
Letters identified today covered a
wide range of activity, but centered
chiefly about the campaign in Indiana
in 1908, when Mulhall, according to the
documents, was working in close co
operation with Representative Watson
and with National and state Republi
Mulhall told the committee he raised
$5500 for that campaign.
Several letters again referred to
Maryland. Two of them showed that
Mulhall, In behalf of his employers,
was trying to work both with Collector
Stone, one of the Republican leaders,
and Representative Gill, of the Fourth
District, a Democrat.
At the same time. Stone and Gill
(Concluded on Page 2.)
OF MAYOR RESIGN
CALIFORNIA TOWN STIRRED BY
. LIQUOR QUESTION".
Fair Board Members Refuse to
Serve When Saloons Are
SANTA MONICA, Cal., July 18. (Spe
cial.) -Five of the seven women of
Mayor Dow's Advisory Board resigned
today as a sequel to the resignation of
E. E. Randall as chief of police, due
to friction with the Tolice Commission.
Those who have resigned are Mrs.
Carrie Benson, Mrs. H. J. Slater, Mrs.
R. R. Tanner, Mrs. C. G. Tullis and Mrs.
D. G. Stephens. The women say they
are opposed to the action of the Police
Commission in permitting cafes to sell
liquor after midnight In violation of the
In addition to this, the women say
the committee has become nearly a
paper one, and that except for two
meetings more than a year ago, they
have not been called into consultation
with, the Mayor and that the Advisory
Board has degenerated into an absurd
The resignation of the chief and the
action of the women are the main topics
of conversation in business and social
GENERAL SALOMON DEAD
Ex-Territorial Governor of Washing,
ton Has Briliunt Record.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 18. Ex-Terri
torlal Governor Salomon, of Washing
ton, who fought Mrs. Abigail Scott
Dunlway bitterly in her efforts to in
troduce woman suffrage in Washing
ton Territory in 1870 and who had a
law passed declaring that no women
could vote In the territory of Washing
ton until Congress Itself passed a Na
tional law, died here tonight.
General Edward S. Salomon was' ex
County Clerk of Cook County, Illinois
Governor of the Territory of Washing
ton, and a prominent figure in fra
ternal and Grand Army circles and an
attorney of San Francisco for many
years. He was 77 years old. At the
age of 18 he emigrated to America from
Germany and settled in Chicago. He
became a power In political circles In
Chicago and at the outbreak of the
Civil War Joined the Union Army. For
gallantry he was promoted successively
until in 1862 he was made Major of his
regiment. At the close of the war, he
then having become a Brigadier-Gen
eral, he returned to Chicago and re
entered politics. In 1869 he was ap
pointed by President Grant Governor of
Washington Territory,' servlnir untii
1873. Upon his retirement he came to
this city In 1875.
YOUTH TORN FROM NIAGARA
Four Men Form Human Chain and
Make Rescue at Brink of Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., July 18.
Truman Chapman, 22 years old, of
Chapman, Ont.. was rescued from th
brink of the American falls tonight by
four men, one of whom took a. desnar-
ate chance to rescue him. Chapman
was sitting on the iron rail Just above
Prospect Point and was seen to toppl
backward suddenly into the stream.
At this point the current is awlft an
the pull toward the brink of the fall.
15 feet away, almost irresistible. After
striking the water. Chapman's body
lodged against two projections of rni-k
When the cry went up that a man
was in the water, four men formed a
chain from the iron fence and reached
Chapman. Twice the man at the end
of the chain was swept from his feet,
but he clung to his burden and th
united efforts of the men nearest, who
had better footing, finally swung th
two of them out of the grasp of th
CIVIL SERVICE IS APPLIED
Wilson's List of Consuls to Contain
Names of Republicans.
WASHINGTON, July 18. A large
number of nominations for consular
offices will be sent to the Senate In the
course of a few days. The list will in
clude many of the names contained on
the slate which failed of confirmation
at the close of the Taft Administra
It is said that this list will be the
first demonstration of the purpose of
President Wilson to continue the appli
cation of civil service principles in the
consular service, as many of the offl
cers named for promotion are either
Republicans or of unknown political
CHICAGO DEEPLY IN DEBT
County, If Private Corporation
Would Be In Receiver's Hands.
CHICAGO, July 18. "Cook County
(Chicago) is bankrupt. If it were
private corporation it would be in
In making this statement today
President McCormick, of the County
Board, explained that the county is
$2,317,000 in debt, with no assets in
sight to cover the deficit. This condi
tion is due to making appropriations
based on estimates of what the tax
levy will be, and for several years these
estimates have been greater than the
money actually collected.
Newport Man Falls 30 Feet.
NEWPORT, Or., July 18. (Special.)
Jesse Wheeler, aged 24, son of W. D.
Wheeler, proprietor of the Cliff House,
Newport, fell 30 feet this morning from
a' scaffold on a new hotel which he
was shingling, shattering his right an
kle and fracturing his left thigh. It is
thought no internal injuries were received.
WIPED OUT BY FIRE
Business Section of Or
egon Town in Ashes.
LOSS MAY REACH $400,000
Dynamite and Ammunition Ex
plode as Flames Rage.
NEARBY TOWNS SEND AID
McMinnville, Carlton and AYIIlanilna
Rush Apparatus to Hititoric Place.
Postoffice and Banks Among
3 0 Buildings Lost in Blaze.
SHERIDAN, OR., FIRE TOLD IX
Entire business section wiped out.
More than 30 buildings destroyed,
many of which were two and. three
stories, some brick.
Loss will reach 1400.000, probably,
with about 1 100.000 insurance.
Town is left In darkness.
McMinnville. Carlton and "Wllla
mlna send hose and men.
Fire starts in small restaurant
from gasoline stove.
Dynamite and ammunition cause
explosions, menacing fire fighters.
Sheridan la historic town, having
been General Sheridan's headquarters
for time prior to opening ot Civil
SHERIDAN. Or., July IS. (Special.)
The business section of Sheridan has
been wiped out, and several residences
destroyed as a result of a fire which
started tonight at 5:30 o'clock and
swept an area covering three blocks on
the south side of the Yamhill River.
The loss will reach between $350,000
and $400,000, with $100,000 Insurance.
The fire started from a gasoline
stove explosion in a small restaurant.
Of the entire business section there is
ons blacksmith shop and one garage
standing. One bakery-ana one butcher
shop remain to supply tho town. About
30 buildings on the south side of the
river were destroyed.
Nearby Towns Give Aid.
The fire raged a little more than
three hours, but was not out at mid
night. A rising wind was feared
McMinnville, Carlton and Willamlna,
Or., sent fire hose and crews to fight the
flames. McMinnville is about 14 miles
away and Carlton about 22 miles. The
crew and hose arrived at 7:30 o'clock,
and the men swam the river with the
hose to attach it to the hydrants there,
so fierce was the heat on the south side
of the river.
Exploding cartridges, ammunition
and dynamite in the various well
stocked hardware stores were a con
stant menace to the firemen and resi
dents of the city who Joined in fight
ing the flames. Six of the workers
were prostrated by heat and smoke,
and fell close in on the flames, but
they were picked up and borne to safe-i
ty before seriously injured.
Town Left In DarknesM.
Tonight Sheridan is in darkness. The
electric wiring system is so entangled
and torn up that hope of getting even
a fairly satisfactory service in shape
for tomorrow night is faint.
Sheridan was named for General
Philip Sheridan, who made this his
headquarters prior to the Civil War.
It will feel the loss heavily at this
time, as it has just entered into con
tracts for extensive paving.
Fire destroyed the following build
ings, stores and offices:
Dinsmore's jewelry shop. Grand
moving-picture show, Hadsell's milli
nery store, O K and MenUenhall'a
barber shops, - Brlgham's confection
ery store, Haas' drug store, Dem
orest general merchandise store.
State Bank. First National Bank, Sack
ett & Dougherty general merchandise
store, Wilson hardware store. United
State Postoffice, King-Smith general
merchandise store, Popular barber shop,
Newell's jewelry store, Sheridan Hotel,
Sunderland's prune drier, Commercial
Hotel, Estate Shop, Oddfellows' Tem
ple, Henderson's livery barn, Yocom's
confectionery store, Ivie & Payne hard
ware store, Leonard harness shop,
Shaw's furniture store, Morris clothing
store, Bigler & Rice restaurant, Yam
hill drug store, Mark's real estate of
fice, Sheridan hardware store, O K
restaurant Bussey meat market. Sheri
dan Sun, newspaper, Bronson's tailor
shop, Bockes' millinery and offices be
longing to Dr. W. J. Gilstrap, Attorney
W. O. Sims, Attorneys Lewis and Simp
son, Dr. Mulkey and Dr. Tyler Smith.
Residences destroyed were those of
O. D. Hamstreet, R. A. Campbell, Rob
ert Ivie, Orvie Drummeller, Walter
Graves, Clara Blackwell and several
Government Mall Burns.
In this list are several brick build
ings, among them the postoffice, the
two banks and several stores. Govern
ment mail was destroyed when the
postoffce went. The bank vaults are
expected to be found intact, although
the buildings are wrecks.
The north side of the river, whert
the larger part of the residence section
is located, was saved only by the 250
feet of trees and water which stand
between it and the stricken district.
The fire burned to the water's edgs
from the main street and likewise
about 300 feet in the other direction
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