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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY,
OCTOBER ' 2,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SHIP HITS ROCKS;
ALL ABOARD SAFE
Necarney Mountain Is
Scene of Wreck
CRAFT LOSS TOTAL $30,000
Captain Declares Seaman a
Wheel When Boat Hit.
PORTLAND MAN LI FES AVER
S. G. Reed, Former Banker and
Business Man, Rushes to Rescue
and, With Aid, Makes l;nst
tine on Which All Saved.
NECARNEY MOUNTAIN, Or., Oct. 1.
(Special.) With 21 men aboard the
British three-maBted steel-hulled Bailing-
ship Glenesslin, from Liverpool for
Portland, via Santos, Brazil, struck
the furthermost capo of Necarney
Mountain at 2:30 o'clock this
afternoon and is a total loss. The of
ficers and crew were rescued.
The ship was in charge of Captain
Owen Williams, who was on deck when
she struck head-on the rocks, where
she is now pounding to pieces. The
value of the craft is placed at $30,
000. She carried no cargo, having left
Brazil with sand ballast for Portland,
where he was under charter to load
wheat. At Santos she unloaded a
cargo of cement for Hamburg:, Ger
All those aboard the vessel were
saved, with their baggage, by shoot
ing a line from the boat to shore,
where the line was made fast to the
big bowlders by S. G. Reed, owner of
Neah-kah-nie Tavern; his clerk,
Thomas Williams; Walter Cain and
two laborers named Steele and McFar
land. Karnes of Rescued Given.
The officers and crew who were
saved are Captain Owen Williams,
First Mate Howard, Second Mate Colli
fleld, Sailmaker JIcKlnon, Carpenter
Woodland and Seamen Olson, Peterson,
Helim. Jones, F. Olson, Dagerson, Neil
son, Williams, H. Lar, B. Judd, J. Her
bert, J. Wallace, C. Bains, J. Jordan,
Keresdkman and Valaney. "
Twenty minutes after the craft hit
the rocks Mr. Reed, who was formerly
a Portland banker and former secre
tary of the Portland General Electric
Company, with his men, rushed to give
assistance to the ill-fated vessel, a mile
north of Necarney Tavern. The boat
struck at high tide and is now being
broken up by the seas.
Captain Williams would not talk
much of the wreck. When interviewed
Captain Talks Little.
"All I can say is that the boat is
ashore and is a total loss."
"Who was at the wheel when she
struck?" was asked.
"One of the seamen. I don't remem
ber his name," was Williams' reply.
When asked how he came to be so
near the rocks of Necarney, the cap
tain refused to reply and closed the in.
One of the seamen, who declined to
night to give his name, said in an in
Craft Out 125 Days.
"We had been out from Brazil 125
days, and last night at 8 o'clock was
the first in that time we had seen in
dications of land or ship, when we
sighted the Tillamook lights. Maybe
you think they weren't welcomed.
"We had tried to make the trip to
Portland by way of the Horn, but con
trary winds made this impossiblo, so
we put about and took the passage
arcund the Cape of Good Hope.
"Captain Williams had been irlnkin
oft and on during the entire trip and
particularly so when we were at Snail
ers, oil the New Zealand coast. He
had the reputation of getting intoxi
cated in bad weather or near land. And
Williams was one of those captains who
watch you like a hawk and make you
work Ilka hades.
Seaman at Wheel Verified.
"One of the seamen was at the wheel.
The second mate was on deck after
noon today and the captain was there.
too, but not in condition to manage the
fchip. The first mate, next In com
mand, was below and Collleld, unable
to get Williams to put about to avoid
disaster, rushed below and called
Howard, who hurried to the deck and
took command, but fio late to miss tha
rocks at Necarney.
"The men were painting and saw the
Impending collision but could do noth
ing. Those who aided in the rescue of
Williams and his crew declare also
that the captain, when taken off, was
in good spirits, among them being Mr.
Williams Trlls of Hue.
Tonight, officially. Captain Williams,
by telephone, gave out the first news
of the wreck, when he talked with
Vice-Consul Cherry at Astoria. The
message said the ship "struck the
rocks during a thick haze and with a
heavy swell rurming. She is fast
breaking up. The crew, however,
reached shore safely and will be sent
Captain Williams is well known at
Portland and Astoria, having visited
both places as master of the British
bark Port Stanley.
A special train, carrying the Tilla
mook life-saving crew, was rushed
RAIN MENACE TO
RESCUE OF MINER
HEAVY DOWNPOUR THREATENS
TO LOOSEN SURFACE ROCK.
Extraordinary Efforts Are Mado to
Reach Imprisoned Man, Wiiose
Wife Talks to Him by Tube.
CENTRA LIA, Pa., Oct. 1. Because of
a heavy rainstorm today which threat
ened to loosen surface rock, extraor
dinary efforts were made tonight at
the Continental Colliery to liberate
Thomas Toshesky, the miner who was
imprisoned by a fall of coal last Fri
Mine Superintendent Heffner has
started men digging through a 50-foot
pillar of coal at the bottom of a mine
breach, two and a half miles up the
mountain from the breaker structure,
and late tonight 20 feet had been dug
away. Owing to the smallness of the
opening, only one man could work at
Toshesky, from his prison 100 feet
below the surface, informed Heffner
tonight through the 50-foot tubing pen
etrating the coal breaat from an ad
joining chamber that he had his min
ing tools with him and that since his
imprisonment had dug away about
three feet of the surrounding wall.
A physician who accompanied the
mine superintendent advised with
Toshesky not to take too much exer
cise because of his weakened condi
tion. The doctor feared he misht con
tract a cold and develop pneumonia.
Toshesky requested an opportunity to
talk with his wife, who was waiting
at the edge of the mine breach. De
spite the danger, Mrs. Toshesky, with
the assistance of several miners, de
scended to the bottom of the mine and
listened to the voice of her husband
for the first time in nearly a week.
How are the children, especially the
baby?" was the first question Toshe
Superintendent Heffner expressed
doubt tonight if the entombed man
could be reached before Friday.
fJEW BORDER CRISIS
VIGOROUS PROTEST HEEDED
Rebel General Hopes Interven
tion Will Be Avoided. ,
LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT
INDEX GF TODAY NEWS
Cries of "Grape Juice" Greet Atueri
cans Who Present Ultimatum at
Piedras Xegras Neutral
WATER IN CULEBRA CUT
Heavy Flow October 10 Expected to
Carry Away Part of Slide.
PANAMA, Oct. 1. Water was let into
the Culebra cut from Gatun Lake
through four 24-Inch pipes under the
Gamboa dika at 9 o'clock today. At
the present rate of flow, the cut be
tween the Cucaracha slide and the
Gamboa dike, a distanco of about five
miles, will be filled to a depth of 16
feet bv October 10, the date set for
the destruction of the Gamboa dike.
Since the suspension of steam shovel
perations the Cucaracha slide has ex
tended completely across the cut to
the 73-foot level, so that when the
water is admitted to the probable lake
level of 68 feet on October 10 it can
not pass this barrier. It Is purposed
to ditch through the slide and the re
suiting rush of water is expected to
carry away a large portion of the ob
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BACON'S CHAMPION- BUSY
Detroit Doctor Again Seeks Docu
mentary Proof Against Hard.
CHEPSTOW, England, Oct. 1. Dr.
Orville Owen, of Detroit, who in 1911
made an extensive search of the bed
of the River Wye for Shakespearean
manuscripts or documents without suc
cess, again is here seeking documen
tary proof that Bacon wrote Shakes
peare s works. A i;nepsiow cuimncy
sweep sent word to Dr. Owen in the
United States that when the doctor was
excavating the river bed he himself
had discovered documents elsewhere
relating to the controversy. Dr. Owen
crossed the Atlantic and offered the
sweep money for his secret.
They came to no satisfactory ar
rangement and the investigator now
has withdrawn his offer, saying he
bad discovered that the sweep had no
Information to give.
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mex., Oct. 1.
The City of Piedras Negras will not be
destroyed, and every protection will be
afforded property owned by Americans
and other foreigners during any hos
tilities that may arise between the Con
sutuuonausts and the federal army.
This assurance was given American
military authorities late today by i
representative of General Jesus Car
ranza. Constitutionalist commander, fol
lowing vigorous protests made by the
State Department through United
States Consul Blooker.
It had been reported that with the
evacuation of the city by the Constitu
tionalists, plans had been made to dyna
mite the town to prevent anything of
value from falling into the hands of the
federals in case their advance was not
checked by the momentarily expected
engagement south of here.
Foreign Property Immune.
In the comunication to Consul Blooker
and the military authorities. General
Carranza expressed the hope that noth
ing would occur to warrant the Amerl
can soldiers in crossing the interna
tional line. It was intimated that it
might become necessary to destroy
some of the buildings owned by known
federal adherents, . but that foreign
owned property would receive fair
Following this assurance, remaining
residents -of Piedras Negras, with the
assistance of the American authorities.
organized a neutral government and
martial law now practically is in force.
Fifty men were employed to guard
property on reports that organized
bands had begun to sack abandoned
residences and business places. Looters
will be shot summarily.
Cry of "Grape Juice" Raised.
The protests of the State Department
were presented by Consul Blooker and
Major Caldwell, of the Fourteenth Uni
ted States Infantry, in command of the
troops at Eagle Pass. At the conclusion
of tholr conference with the Constitu-
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YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 7S
degrees; minimum, 50 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair: northwesterly winds.
Senate Democrats accept conferees' report
on tariff bill. Page 1.
Japanese abandon contention that Califor
nia land law violates treat. Page 2.
Case against Sulzer completed. Page 3.
Bull Moose party short funds for promised
Congressional campaign. .Page 2.
John D. Rockefeller's personal property in
New York assessed at (5.000,000. Page 2.
Carranza averts crisis by agreeing not to
destroy American property at Piedras
Negras. Page 1.
Embryo Journalist lost in wilds of Gotham.
Citizens puild fence across tract and patrol
- with rifles to prevent opening of rail
road In California. Page 8.
Quake at Colon arouses fears for safety of
Gatun locks. Page 1.
Heavy rain threatens rescue work of im
prisoned miner. Page 1.
Ex-King Mnnuel says reports as to cause
of his young bride's illness are black
lies. Page 3.
Hal Gray wins Greater Oregon $5000 pace
at Salem, page .
University of Oregon freshmen and O. A. C.
freshmen play 7 to 7 tie. Page 9.
Pheasant hunters kill bag limit. Page 9.
New York's array of . pitchers likely con
tenders for baseball crowns. Page 8.
Oregon boy, two ex-Coasters and three Cal
ifornia proteges to play in world's series.
Coast League results: Portland 3, Oakland
1; Los Angeles 4. Venice 2; Sacramento
8, San Francisco 1. .Page 8.
British ship Glenesslin sails onto rocks off
Oregon Coast; crew saved, vessel lost.
Oregon breeders take prizes at Walla Wana
lair. Page 6.
Farmers converted by alfalfa-corn gospel.
Yakima water rights sought by Indiana.
Twenty-five thousand attend state fair on
Salem day. Page 6.
Growing crowds Jam gates at state fair.
La Crande udopts managerial-commission
form of government. Page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
Shortage In English hops indicated by offi
cial acreage returns. Page 19.
SolKng pressure carries down wheat at Chi
cago, Page 19.
General advance In stock market, led -y
copper group. Page 19.
OH carriers in Coast trade are scarce. Page
Portland and Vicinity.
Judge Stanrod, of Boise, assails, municipal
ownership of railways. Page 14.
League of Northwest Municipalities opens
sessions. Page 14.
R. A. Ballinger says religion Is necessity In
training of youth. Page 14.
Lawless tendency declared growing by
speaker before rescue society. Page 18.
City authorities now want to know if Mount
Tabor gold mine is hoax. Page o.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 19.
Jewish people observe holy season of new
year, page o.
Officers take mysterious note from Colo
rado fugitive. Page 14.
Iteed sophomores ducked by freshmen In
stagnant pool. Page 12,
Slx-for-quarter - fare problem delayed - 10
days, page 12. -
Mrs. J. C. Costello hostess to sister, bride-
to-be. Page 12. .- ,
Tom Lsnsos wqrkingon plan to aid Onv
gon farmer. Page-4..
Woman encounters "bossy" - burglar in her
apartment. Page 12.
Upper Columbia timber towed to Portland
lor first time, page as.
HOUSE TARIFF BILL
Caucus Action Binds
FUTURES TAX IS ABANDONED
Subject May Be Left for Sep
BRANDY TAX ELIMINATED
Only Six Senators Vote Against Mo
tion to Concur In Conference
Report Debate May Delay
QUAKE AT COLON
"GATCX LOCKS" ARE WORDS OX
LIPS OP EVERYOXE.
JAM FAIR GATES
WAR PREPARATIONS MADE
Greece Summons Reservists for Con
flict With Turkey.
ATHENS, Greece, Oct 1. Greece ia
preparing for war with Turkey and
the reservists have been summoned to
the colors within three days. The im
mediate evacuation of Dedagatch has
bfen ordered. i
"WASHINGTON. Oct. 1. Disaffection
among Democratic Senators which pre
vented flnal action today on the tariff
bill was dissipated under the influence
"f a heated caucus discussion and to
night the caucus approved the bill as
reported by the conference committee
of the House and Senate. Only six
Democrats voted against approving the
The caucus decided to abandon its
position on the proposition in the bill
to tax dealings in cotton futures and
to leave the entire subject for later
legislative action. Both the amend
ment of Senator Clarke, of Arkansas,
writtten into the bill in the Senate, and
the less drastic Administration substi
tute adopted by the House, will be
thrown out by the Senate Democrats,
t'ottoa Future Tax Dropped.
After the caucus Senator Simmons
said he was confident that the Senate
would complete its consideration of the
tariff bill tomorrow. He said a mo
tion would be made first to agree to
the conference report and that then he
would move to disagree to the Under
wood cotton tax amendment and also
to recede from the Senate amendment.
With the bill thus disposed of by the
oenate. the House probably would
agree to drop the cotton future tax
provision for the present and send the
tariff bill to- the. Presidents
Senator Simmons expressed confi
dence that there would be no desertions
from the Democrats who voted for the
bill on Its original passage in the Sen
ate.when the measure appears tomor
row. A resolution proposing to bind
the Democrats by tonight's caucus was
offered by Senator Lewis, of Illinois,
but was withdrawn with the under
standing that the binding nature of
former tariff caucuses applied to the
entire consideration of the tariff bill.
Conclusion May Be Delayed.
While Senator Simmons expected to
finish the bill tomorrow, the desire of
Republican and Democratic Senators to
Temblor Most Severe Within Mem
ory, but Efrect on Canal Works
Is Xot Known.
COLON, Oct. 1. (Midnight). A se
vere earthquake occurred here at 11:30
o'clock tonight. The disturbance was
of nearly a minte's duration.1Thousands
filled the streets and remained there in
fear of the collapse of their houses.
The earthquake was the heaviest
within memory. A second slighter shock
occurred at 11:40 o'clock.
"The Gatun locks," was on every
body's Hps, but it was impossible to
learn tonight whether any damage had
been done there.
The disturbance began with a slow
oscillatory movement, which gradually
became more marked. Houses swayed
clocks stopped, and articles of furniture
were thrown to the floor. Many of the
residents became half panic-stricken,
and women rushed from the homes with
children in their arms. So far no dam
age of any serious nature has been re
PANAMA, Oct. 1. Two earthquakes
of. an Intensity much more severe than
any disturbance since the Americans
took possession -of the canal zone oc
curred late tonight. They were felt
from Panama City to Colon.
The first shock quickly was followed
by one of longer duration, which shook
buildings and set church bells to ring
lng. There has been no severe damage
to buildings and no damage to the ca
nal is so far reported.
GIRL HELD AS REBEL SPY
American Consul Works to Get Marie
EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 1. Marie Zunl
ga, an American-Mexican girl from
Douglas, Ariz., was arrested in Juarez
today by the federal authorities on a
charge of being a rebel spy. She had
Just arrived here to work for a tele
graph company and went to Juarez on
i sightseeing trip. She was arrested
at the Mexican side of the interna
tional bridge and Mexican officials as
sert that she was carrying messages
from the Sonora rebels to sympa
thizers In Juarez.
She has not been placed In Jail, but
L being detained at a private house.
Federal soldiers are guarding the
Thomas D. Edwards, American Con
sul at Juarez, said tonight he was mak
ing every effort to secure her release.
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$350,000 DEAL IS CLOSED
Hughes Investment Company Buys
at Fourth and Ankeny.
One of the most important deals of
downtown property of the year was
closed yesterday, when the Hughes In
vestment Company purchased from S.
F. Wilson, a Portland attorney and
president of the First National Bank of
Athena, and E. A. Dudley, an extensive
wheatgrower, of Athena, for $350,000,
the property, 100 by 125 feet, at the
northwest corner of Fourth and Ankeny
It is improved with a six-story busi
ness structure erected a few years ago
by the Blake-MeFall Company. The
purchasing company consists of the in
corporated estate of the late Ellis G.
Hughes, a ' pioneer Portland resident.
The sale was negotiated by C. F.
REV. H. M. RAMSEY RESIGNS
Rector of St. Stephens Refuses to
Give Reason for Action.
The Rev. Horace M. Ramsey has ten
dered his resignation as rector of St
Stephen's pro-cathedral. It has been
presented to the vestry of the church,
but no action will be taken until the
return of Bishop Scaddlng from the
episcopal convention in the East. Yes
terday Mr. Ramsey refused to discuss
his reasons for resigning from his pastorate.
There is a report that the church
property is to be sold and the congre
gation merged with Trinity parish. B.
O. Case, chief vestryman, declared that
this report is unfounded.
SPEAKING OF THE MOUNT TABOR GOLD STRIKE. '
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MISSING WILL IS SOUGHT
Thomas Sllnger, Portland, in Eng
land Hunting Valuable Document.
TORONTO, Ont., Oct. 1 (Special.)
Thomas Sllnger, of Portland, Is In
England conducting a search for a
missing will by which his nephew,
Edward Pigott, receives several mil
lions from his grandfather, John
Elson, of Sitting Bourne, Kent, Eng
land. Other heirs claim part of the estate
and assert that It amounts to only
$1,000,000. The heirs have reason to
believe the will is still In existence,
thoufirh to data it has not hn fnnrwi
The fortune includes oyster beds as
well as real estate.
. Edward Pigott Is a vocalist of
Toronto. Pigott feels confident of se
curing the legacy.
Salem Day Brings Out
BABIES NEED BETTER BOOTH
Physicians Perform Labor of
Love at Eugenic Show.
FLORAL EXHIBITS ARE BEST
Addison Eennctt Lauds O. M. Plum
mer for Effort to Hotter Stand
ard of Children Portland
Vrged to See Dig Show.
Thomas Sllnger lives
at 295 Clay
HOMES MUST BE LABELED
Tin Plate Law Applies to Places
Where Only One Room Rented.
Portland people who so much as rent
a single room In their homes must bare
their business to the world at large by
tacking on the wall of the house a tin
plate with the name of the owner of
the house thereon.
Portland policemen have now re
ceived notice to watch out with eagle
eye for "Room to rent" signs in the
windows of Portland homes, as an in
dlcatlon that the law Is being evaded
if the requisite tin sign is not also
attached to the house.
The police declare that thousands of
persons rent rooms who do not even
pretend to obey the terms of the ordinance.
ROBBER BAND LOOTS BANK
Rifle Battle Ftought in Streets
Town in Arkansas. -
FORT SMITH, Ark.. Oct. 1. Alter a
rifle battle with several citizens today,
a band of robbers, who had looted the
vaults in the First State Bank at Dar
denelle. Ark., escaped. There were said
to have been eight men in the band.
The robbers .secured approximatly
$4,000, according to a statement from
the bank officials tonight. The rob
bers have succeeded in eluding half a
dozen posses which are scouring .the
MAN HICCOUGHS 30 DAYS
Cottonwood, Wash., Sufferer Baffles
AH Medical Men.
ASOTIN, Wash, Oct. 1 (Special.)
James Dickinson, of this city, was
brought from Cottonwood last night In
a critical condition, having been a suf
ferer from hiccoughs for 30 days.
All the efforts of doctors to stop
them has been ineffectual and small
hopes are entertained for his recov
ery. He has a family here. His case is
a puzzle to the medical fraternity.
BY ADDISON" BENNETT.
SALEM, Or., Oct. l.-( Special.) O'
tober 1. 1913, passes Into history as
one of the fairest fair days ever beheld
at the Oregon State Fair, or any other
fair, for that matter.
Before 11 o'clock this morning the
crush at the fair gates swamped the
tf ket sellers. The crowd of men,
women and children seeking admission
was banked up as wide as the walk
would admit for a couple of hundred
feet, and was growing every minute.
So several men were appointed as
sistant secretaries and went out to the
walk, each armed witii a wheel of
tickets, and in a few minutes the Jam
was over. But the perambulating ticket
sellers were kept busy until long after
the noon hour.
Just what the attendance has been
during the day, and what it will be this
evening to see the fireworks and hear
the band concert, will not he known
until the tired secretaries can count
the cash, it is quite certain that the
figures will show it to be one of
the largest attendances ever .on the
One of the wisest things the Stat
Fair Board ever did was to place $1000
at the disposal of tlio child welfare and
the eugenlo workers.
Oregon is one of the advanced statei
I. these movements. Just as we are In
our school garden work. I suppose no
body will find fault with me If I say
that we owe a large part of our success
along lines for the betterment of chil
dren to O. M. Plummer. I am not even
forgetting Professor L. B, Alderman,
or any of the female workers Many
have done magnificent work, but Mr.
Plummer has borne a large share ol
tne labors and responsibilities without
emoluments of any kind and at a great
sacrifice of time and money.
Youngsters JVred Better Booth.
The temporary booth erected for thla
work on the grounds consists of a large
tent, with paper partitions ordinary
brown paper. A few inches of shav
ings on the ground served for a car
pet. For heating there was a smudge
on the sawdust in the center of the
lent. In such an "auditorium" the work
has been done here this season. For
the love of our state, let us see these
people decently housed another year.
About 300 of Oregon's finest young
sters, between the ages of 1 and 4
years, were brought to this tent by
their parents and friends from all quar
ters of the state. In railroad fares
alone the parents Bpent thousands of
dollars to assist in the movement of
giving the public. particularly the
mothers, a better understanding of the
greatest need of the day better cars
and a better understanding of our lit
In the tent mentioned there ia a '
placard hanging up bearing this motto:
"The greatest hope of the future lies
in our children."
'How weakly," said one mother to
me, that states the case. If we have
any other hope aside from the children
I would like to know what it is. All
other .gifts combined cannot give us
the right kind of citizens the right
kind of citizens can and will bring us
all other good gifts."
I endeavored to get the names of the
doctors, nurses and others who are
assisting here in this new movement.
But the best I could do was to get a
partial list, which it would not be fair
to publish. It can be said that prac
tically every physician lu the state
who was called upon to score the kid
Seven Doctors View Babies.
From the time the little one went
Into the first "room" until It came out
of the last It was examined by seven
physicians and waited upon by sev
eral nurses. At one time Mr. Plummer
called my atentlon to the fact that of
the seven doctors through whose bands
little fellow was passing, five were
among the most eminent practition
ers in the state.
'If those doctors had been culled Into
consultation by the parents to look
that infant over and examine It as
thoroughly as they are doing, their fees
would not be less than $1000," said Mr.
Plummer. "But here they do it for
nothing and most of them deem it t
privilege to assist us."
I have not heretofore this year said
a word about the magnificent floral
exhibits, both in the buildings and
growing on the grounds. If thcau
flowers could bo moved Intact to some
point in New England the people would
go wild over them, if they could be
convinced the blooms and plants wero
real. It would be a difficult matter to
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