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VOL. I V. Q 17,189. t iiiii.nu, mn,uw.i .uu.;m -
Frank W. Stone Denies
Implication in Fraud.
INDICTMENT DECUREO KEWS
Wan Is Without Money and As
sumed Name Used.
CONFLICTING STORIES TOLD
ur la City to IU rwcti
Unr lrcrmher S. Xlhem II K
l.red rrovm Having "Cood
ttn" Im l rclo.
Deeying all eo"o-tloa with te loot
ing cf the Wasbtngtoa ladastrlal I
trta triad. bot admitting that ke
4 tM la hiding In rortland usder
lae sitae ef J Jaria slnea Da
mer I. Iran. W. Iobb.
I. aol.d la Olympla. Wash, for al
IrreauUritiea lavolvlog about
: ) of alata fand-. arreetsd In
ta.e :ty yesterday by Detectives
an ana Tat Holoaey.
Ceorae A. Ca-pbolt. tha Olympla
ao.iee bursa, armed la Fartlaad last
fit ta take Stoee noma,
A reward ef offered by the
ata-.e af WasalBgtoa for toaee ar
rest, will ba diUod by Iba local dB
aea,saao- rwaro t44aaa4b,
A strUIng Bew.paper likeaese In
tie t)roniaa yesterday morale led
toe positive Identification of Iba man
I Breadway and Everett street at 1
ctecit yesterday. Ha did aot baa
fat aa kla person.
ateae maintained kl absolute Ibbo
eaca at asy wrong-don. and aaid
taat ko oa Iba eva of lelesrapb
tng Uortraer Lister that ka la
rarUaad aa4 ao hla i to Olympia
ta faro tlbe hara;es. of ! ba beard
f sat tfcrouck pa p r articles print
Kao.4ao Cnaewa DnM
It. admitted tbat ka ka was
act. 4 la Olympla aa a wita-sB la
ri Industrial Commission latl.
t coa(.a44 that ka 4.4 not
know ka waa au.poet.4 af ay er(m
J'a ai4 ka ka4 k'.a to;4 ba
aa a wtta.aa by altla ba Bl
coao mar ba roabra4 by ftsbt
taaa. far aa "To rrt!aa4 Kl4 ba
fa&l aavaral amat.or bCa al tba
kl:tnamk Club al ta aa af 14.
out IT y.ara a. Ha ar ll4
la tbia atly. ba aa4.
t a tatmat yaair4ay. Kiona
4a!4 gulll an4 4tar.4 tkl ka ba-
4 ba aa baiaa fraMata4 Ibroacb
tBa nafiaa4ltaaaa af t'a T. HalL fr
tnar Cblaf a' rtw-a af oiyp!a- Ha
1 raaaol aal-rt4 arfcy la.y '
no a a.l:y la Otyajpla. for I kaoar
Both! af tsa as-fBtJoo. af tba "lata
Jn4vrril Cam m !.! Iaaraaa ctaifaa.
I aar baa.l 4 aay af taair '
If I an aot mfatabaa Halt, bacaiaa
f wbaaa Bra af opium amticcua
I aro b4 ta ! lo Wayor lo pra
..t. la tuo m9 ran ompUln la
Iniot I aw B'""4 of aaytsio.
I am J I ! al l anarrloO. a4 baa
,n a .raHtabl. b..-. al
'Taji for M ' Wy ftba baa
J..4 lVrt a !" bi!a bal I
fat-am. for m.ny ya I ba aty
.a arrtt4 a'a bafra la any Hf.
a4 IB. I la Ta-oma for BhllB.
J aotit l yoaf. at4 IB.a.
Tbo k.iB.a t baa batll tbroob
t Ait 6-a proatabto aa4 tny taitv.
:y la a:i prM4 tor. tbouab I bap
j.s to ba brobo at pro.al. I kaa
mr Bh!o koala aa tba ua4. Atl
.i-a ia.ro arbaa t t.ft aa4 I caa't t
jlala tbo fart tat tba tjacBy la o!Jn
val.aa aoeao at nay amploy.a fcaa
.oa4 Ttaao- nl a Tabr.
-Tby 414 I Uara o44aaty? I bjbbI
a4 ta ao tba fair at aa rran-'Uro. ai4
ka.a a oa4 lima. I look about lit
UI ana anal baa aoaa af tbat loft
a I !rt !aat!a Bbont 'oanbar :i
a4 aa la laa rraacl aJol !
m. I a 4mm b 4ay ao4 etckt
-t" loJ4 any wlfo Ibat I aroin
B.rtb oa a B.Biaa Irta to tba Hiraita.
If I ba4 tnt4 bar I ae oln lo tUa
)-raatar aba aat4 baa anla4 I"
a: a vita ana. aat I a.la4 soma oaa In
watl'.a to look aft.r any baaiaoaa arblla
I aa aooav
-yiaca I baro bon la rart:a4 I kaa
kaaa tllo eMai l. I at bora about
Nc.mb'r a To, f waat na4-r Ida
Barna af Jack reward. On. t Jua
4.4a l aal II kaa I aa fcara."
laaooiaaapa Ar Aaa.rt4.
s.w.r larsaalatanctaa ara ra port ad
ta fiM't atory by Dotoctlaa aa.i
a4 Jtolooay. Ona la tbal ka to!4 tftam
praaioa.ly kla .rrplojaa wara raaalB
fcia ba'Ba ' ob.la ba aa aoaa. B4
Ut.r maintain. J tbal tba raaaon ba
kapt in Baraaoaia aacrat from kia
tra araa Ibal aha anlcM wUb lo ca
! kin an! aart bia buaiaaaa.
A ao4 I. bta raaaon for auumlM
a alia ta rort:aa4. ail tao aocrocy
at all bla anoaamaata. Tba 4atactl
ballaaa ka wta4 t a!l loatancaa Ilka
a, woulal bo ap--to-l ba aa
baia4 Baa4oo4 bocaaao at roak4
B.rk af aomo aort.
Tbooc Htnao baat baoa la lortlaa4
r.r. tBa. I .. bo B.ay.4 aaab
tvoouiHi4 o i. iw i
DEBTS PARTLY PAID
FROM PRISON CELL
IDAHO COSVICT DIVIDES !
AMONG IS CREDITORS.
Prtaoner "-rnda Money for Cfcrlatmaa
and nprroa Hop of Fay
ing lUUnrro hmter.
LKWIX. I4aha. Pat S OP
rlaL TBirlaoa raal4anla of Uoarl.toa
aart urprUa4 to ro:ola for Cbrlal
maa caak tolallac J4 M from J.
r . la tbo atata panl-
usl;ary. Lamport nt tba oionoy to
Cooaty Aaditor,! nBt
""hrlima proaoata from tba nonl
laBttary! Wbo aar kaar4 f It? I kaa
baa a aamawbat aaceoaaful la aamlBg a
faor deUars bara an4 I 4o Bot know of
any bailor uaa I can anaka of It lba to
mako anall pajmanta lo tbooa I
moooy ta In Law !a too.
"I aliU to aa up a foar do'.: ara bar,
e wboa I Taara Ua loatltulloo I BhaJI
not bo poBBlloaa. Tha pol ' wM
no doubt la ma ordara to mora on.
aad to anoa on It raj'roa monoy.
-TVbai I'wi.b lo do la to pay a fa
doltara. and I am solo to tbal
you faor ma wllk paylac It for ma.
Tbara ara aomo lo whom I abool4 Ilka
1 t.al ' th.r will
BB4ratan4 my poalllon and aoma day
t wtu o doubt ba abla to earn lor any
D. RUM CORNERS GRIPS
Prohibition Kto, VUltora Bay All
hollma la Clx-halta Morr.
rt ru il t ITuK. Dae. II f po-
.t i rn.k.iii niaihtne- and dry roods
toras ko aiporloneod aa anproca-
dantad damana ma paai -wawa i
daya for suttraaoa, Erary oataolns
train ea tha south Band branch Unas
.. on tba mala lines carrloa
aoma of thraa aultcaaaa. Two doaJara
r.port kBTlng sold oat a larga stock oi
Tba goln- Into affocl of prohibition
Naw Tcara la rocardad aa tba cauao of
lha unparal.U.d actllty la Iba suit-
IDAHO BROTHERS DROWNED
Iooard aad Cbarlr Calne Arc
Swrt IVoiai lloraea.
niiASGKVIIJ.E- Idaho. Doe. .
IftoactaLI Loonard aad Cbarloa Cain.
two promlnant youog man. wora
drewBod lo4y whlla fording lha 1
moa Rlwar oa horaoback a short dla-
lanra a bora WhllB Dlrd.
Tha brvtbara wora awapl from tha
racular croaaiBg by tha swltt carroal
lata 4ap wal.r. Tba bodloa bara aot
baaa racorr4 ao4 aoarchlng partlaa
bava ba.n arganlso4.
PERSIAN CABINET FALLS
Evra. rntrramrd aa Diploaaalic
Victory for Alllaav.
LONDON. Doc IX "Tha Paralaa
CabiBOl fcaa fallaa." aaya tka Takaraa
rorraapoadoat of tka Haoiora .araa
Trlnco rirmaa Firm kas bwaa aom
aatad Promt. r by tka aaa- Tkl Is
coastdtrad a groal diplomalla dietary
for tka aotaola alliaa.-
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Tgarraoar Haateaaai loaaparaiara.
a.(ra-a: lia. a. a- &
TPKAl a '
a.ria ati-lS wkUa ra:wf sapaUaa ara aua-
. . i
-T.. iftraaat War- W daaalaaat of
Mi-ft a.4Wrv t.nnM "
am a to bo f "'
.. t ...l t.iuika raaa I
rr.u4.-l aaaio ta aia
mm aaf.aaa. in -
Xal a-artra"-" aa.Wa a-
.rr.a ill a Ul a fra4 lr lto
(rK p.i.arala aait ra4 BaaB party III
ti4.il lal.ara. faaa k.
Oa:-. ana im. aad ntiaa. 4aaraa4s oa
AllaatM laaat. r.a a.
Wkaal aiarbai aaaamtlaaallr ara. Taaa i
taaaa la ralltaaala ivmma
r.at.la la laaa l-
ra rrai'ao la ttiloa ttaanra ra r
mpmt pmbibi anaabaa la aaaat racaal
Oary aiaaar. I'aaa t.
i...r f 191J aco:t.r4 far ao4 .lda
aatlAa4 BacBar rapi.la OL Paaa IS.
Kaaa aaa4 dopa caa't ba ra
it oa. I4 1
Caair: aaJa to 14 craauara for rhnri-
aafe, I ... 4. .
t,M aasaaiwa arm. aalatloa of Oa-
rm.r kt:ml br aapa.w aaar Vaacaawar.
,,n oraaao iaa'h.ra caa.aaa Ia4ay al
l,ar baa a4 laaaraaa fra.ia will '!"'
a ariBl-a rtaMili. I'.aa a.
Haaarl.l aaal Wartaa.
tUrtrwal aaaar.n.ot o Ml.aau.aa Ilea al.
iraxi. in.l laa.. I.I. II.
Ilara C'aio.Mra w.4 A.iana afl.r aaa4-
iaa laa Ova.4 t.a II.
rtlaa4 aav4 brtatay.
rra W aaa. unrt.r la lu tmat-l far
uivatpta fr. c.acurad r-'a- t'aca I.
rM r..J-. ri.t. jm bitL I'.aa 14.
Ckrv.taiaa aa.aaaaa af yr aad bapa la aoa-
.aa4 la trta l"oa B
U.la..t.a la IrMa.iioa irairna ara ba-
asiB4 la am.a. Paaa 14.
Vlattar fraca UnK. I.llo af Ilia oa Waal
Cn.-t..4 l.i. ara mach la aldaaca with
(iMlraa. 111. 14.
CaadT'a4ar4 r :'! M"l ! 0-
atuS. .4aa.-a4. I'ac. 14.
fpirit af g.aaraaiiy al oiuiaat lao4.4 br
tr. Iaa. t'aa B.
Aaama ta a 1 1. a a f'.ar Ckruimaa frr
I ..a U
w uo ta aataa a!a aal aatra poara
Sawbara Patrta aaHctao aaaa ai4 ar-
aw-:ata4 MW.'. Iaa .
jntm rKi4 riaa raa4y lo o lo Oiia
la a fa .all. 1.4.
-A Tamparaaca 1 aa a " al Pakar a-oo.
i4J racort. aata aa4 forvcaat. la 4-4 B.
Lusitania Depends on
FORMER CASE DEADLOCKED
Germany Not Now in Mood to
PRECEDENT IS DESIRED
Administration Feels That A o atria
Slant n Compelled to Meet De
mand for Effect on Ber
' 11 n Negotiation.
If JOHV CAtllX O-LAUOHLIN.
WASH1SOTOX. Dac. !. PTesldant
n-llaon Inlands to compal Anatrta-Hon-gary
to comply with tba drmanda ha
praaretod In connactlon with tha An
ecna caao, not only In order to sacora
raparatloa for tba Innoeant American
victims of that outraca. but to estab
Uah a procedsnt which can ba polntad
out as a basis for Ilka action by
Gormaay In tba mattar of tha deatruc
tion of tha Lualtanla.
Mora than 100 Americans war lost
whoa thformar was torpodoad. whlla
etna wtta killed or drowned when tba
Italian liner was shelled and sunk. The
outrages ara thus a mattar of degree,
bot tha underlying facta ara tha same
and tha principles of humanity and In
ternational law which apply are iden
tical. I.aaltaala Caao at Daadlaxk.
It Is this similarity which Is respon
sible for the Tlgor with which the
President Is puahlng the Aacona case,
for ha foela tbat If Austria-Hungary
caa ba brought to book Germany will
ba forced to follow suit.
It la not generally known to the
country tbat there la an absolute dead
lock bat wean the United Statea aad
Oermany with reference to tba Lusi
tania. On May II last President Wil
son made hla demands on Oermany.
Three tnontbe latrr tba Arahlo was tor
podoad and to pre rent an eiploaion by
the American people. Count von Bern
stortT gave personal assurance to tha
Beeretary of Slate tbat thereafter lin
ers would aot be sunk without warning
unlesa they resisted or attempted to
Subsequently tbo Ancona was tor
pedoed and while the Austro-Hun-arlan
government assumed responsi
bility for tha act. the State Department
received aa affidavit from tha com
mander of a Brlliaa merchant ahlp. tor
pedoed Juat before tba Ancona. awear
lag Ibat tba submarine which sank his
vessel was a Oerman submarine and
tbat tba aama submarine attacked the
ltaiiaa liner while flying tbo Austrian
Xeeraelalteaa Ua D raised Oat
As Austria-Hungary assumed respon
sibility for tba deatruetlon of Iba An
cona. necessarily tbo Administration
waa forced to address Its demands to
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.t i f i- .,wt-.t i.y?KMnER 27. 1915. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
InMT nviMn ACTCD
ujil. u 1 inu ni it-it
Al'hTltlAX IS BADLY CCT WITH
rOCKETKMKE AT FEAST.
Joe Miller, Stabbed Many Times),
Chases Former Friend Till Loaa
of Blood Slope Race.
Joe Miller, an Austrian, aged 4S. Is
dying, and Martin Smith Is being held
for aa attack upon him. as tha result
of a Christmas celebration held by four
Auatrlana employed In land clearing
near Cottrell. Clackamas County, Sat
urday. Although subbed seriously with a
pocket knife In the hand of a former
friend. Miller chased Smith until he fell
exhausted from loss of blood. This was
at t o,clock Saturday afternoon. Short
ly before midnight Albert Jones, a
neighbor, heard of tba fight. Investi
gated, and called Dr. Hughes, of Gres
ham. Tha Injured man was removed to
tba Multnomah County Hospital and
operated on about midnight.
Deputy Sheriffs Phillips and Ward
placed Smith under arreat. Tha pris
oner did not deny stabbing Miller.
Sheriff Wilson, of Clackamas County,
arrested Joa Norvlck and Mike Dono
vlch. the only witnesses, and took them,
with Smith, to Oregon City.
Miller was In a precarious condition
last night. He was stabbed la the head,
abaomen. arm and hand with a pocket
knife. Smith maintained that tha In
jured man began tha fight by attacking
hun and tbat tha stabbing was in self-
FRENCH EXPECT ATTACK
Wind from East Favorable to TJso
of Asphyxiating; Gas.
FARIS. Dec . The bosUllUea on
tha French front, which thus far have
consisted only of cannonades, may take
, a mora aerlous form." says tha
Tamps todsy. -The wind Is blowing
from the east, which will permit use
enemy to use asphyxiating gas.
"It Is not known where tna enemy
will attempt the supremo effort.
"Nowhere will tha French be sur
Drlsed by an attack, as we are on guard
along the entire front."
BEACH TOWN THREATENED
Ocean Park, Cal., Appeals for Aid
in Fighting; Fire.
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 17. Reports re
ceived hare from Ocean Park, a beach
resort. eaJd that tba larga pi aura pier
.. nn -Ire and that tha town was
threatened. Calls for help were sent to'
tba Loa Angelea and Venice lira uo
partmenls. Tba entire Venice department re
sponded. Two automobile companies
were sent from here at 1:10 o'clock.
ALARMING RUMORS HEARD
Kaiser's Illness Ho ported in Switz
erland to Be Grave.
LONDON. Dec. 1. Alarming ru
mors, probably of an exaggerated na
ture, ara being circulated In Switzer
land today concerning Emperor Will
iam's Illness, sccordlng to the Zurich
correspondent of the Exchange Tele
graph Company. Tha rumors say. ac
cording to the correspondent, that the
Kmperor'a condition Is causing pro
found nnxlety In Berlin. 1
GET YOUR SEATS EARLY AND AVOID THE WEEK-END RUSH!
SERBIA STARVES AS
BELIEF IS MISUSED
Appalling Stories oil
SUPPLIES NOT DISTRIBUTED
Donated Goods Found on Sale
in Private Shops at Nish.
OFFICIAL GRAFT REPORTED
SIcCutclieon Says Help Should Con
tinue, bnt Arrangements
Should Be Made for Bet
BT JOHN T. M'CUTCHEON.
ftrer eorn-epondent of the rhlraso Trlbone.
Copyrlrht. 115. by the Tribune. Publlahed
MON ASTIR. Nov. 14 An American
doctor here makes the prediction that
this Winter will see starvation In Ser
bia on a larger scale than has ever
before been seen.
There are now 500 families in Mon
astlr who ara actually starving. Later
In the Winter this number will be In
creased and every town and village will
be filled with hungry people. All kinds
of supplies of food and medicine and
clothing will be required, and generous
people could not do better than to help
to their utmost to relievo this condi
tion. Tha first requisite, however. In the
matter of giving relief to Serbia is to
see that reliable and responsible agen
cies are selected for the proper distri
bution of these supplies. One hears
the most appalling stories of dishon
esty and Incompetency regarding the
funds and supplies that have been sent
from America in the past.
Relief Sapplles Captared.
An American doctor told me that
there vera warehouses In Nlah full of
medical and food supplies sent from
America that never bad been distrib
uted, owing to lack of organization in
tha Serbian capital. Moat ot these sup
plies have now fallen Into tha hands
of the Bulgars. Another doctor, an
American, told me that cigarettes and
cigara aent for tha aoldiers had been
divided among tha officers and that
larga quantities of relief goods were
on sale In private shops In Nish. There
waa evidence of shameful dishonesty
and graft on the part of tha officials,
but perhaps a' more charitable view
would be that the fault was due mainly
to a -pitiful Incompetence.
This comment must not be construed
as an effort to discourage help for the
Serbians. Tha help should come, and
In great quantities very soon, and
every one who hates to see a woman
and child suffer from actual hunger
should help to his greatest capabilities.
The one point of prime importance is
that people should give and tha next
point, of almost equal Importance, Is
that the stuff that is given should ba
properly and honestly distributed.
There is no sense In sending supplies
1 l-oncluu.4 oa Psse 2. Column 2.)
EFFORT TO BE MADE TO OBTAIN
FTJXDS IX AMERICA.
Ranchers in California Hold Meet
ing and Say Britain's Enemies
Promise Financial Aid.
EXETER. Cal.. Dec. 26. (Special.)
One hundred Hindu ranchers and la
borers of the Tulare County foothill
district have completed an organiza
tion, the purpose of which Is to raise
funds to aid in financing a revolution
against British rule in India. Ramba
Singh, a tobacco grower of the Exeter
district, at a meeting of the Hindus
field in a theater here, was chosen to
head the movement.
Although the details of the organi
zation could not be' learned, no secret
was made of the fact that the revolu
tion in India had been thoroughly or
ganlzed, and that outbreaks may be
expected in ell portions or that country
on an agreed date.
In the meantime, it is declared by
the Hindus, every effort is being made
to raise money for financing the move
ment, aid for which, recording to the
leaders here,' has been promised by
agents of foreign governments now at
war with Great Britain.
ASSOCIATION PARTY GOES
Spirit Lake Campers Plan Hike on
ToUing- with them snowshoes. skiis
and all the other paraphernalia for
Winter sports, a party of 11 older boys
of the Toung Men's Christian Associa
Hon, under the leadership of J. C. Mee
ban, boys' work secretary, left last
night on the Seattle owl train at 11
o'clock en route for the association
camp at Spirit Lake. They plan to
spend a week of the holiday season at
At the camp the week will be spent
in snovshoe hikes and various Winter
e ports. Some of the peaks in the vicin
ity will be scaled. One of the trips
planned is a hike to timber line on
Mount St. Helens and another to the
top of Mount Margaret, "a 6300-foot
OREGON GOES TO MILITIA
"Bulldog of Navy" Will Be Sta
tioned at San Francisco.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 26. The bat
tleship Oregon, "the bulldog of the
Navy." will be turned over to the Cali
fornia naval militia at San Francisco
on February 15, according to orders
received today by Commander Reeves
from Secretary of the Navy Daniels.
The militia will not have an oppor
tunity to handle and Are the 13-inch
guns . of the Oregon, in Commander
Reeves' opinion, because of the heavy
cost of operating these big pieces and
of the long course of training re
quired. GERMAN ATTACK COSTLY
Loss of 8000 Men Without Gain on
British Front Reported.
PARIS, Dec. 26 "Information re
ceived regarding the fighting on De
cember 21 between Ypres and Armen-
tiers indicates that the Germans sus
tained a loss of more than 8000 men
without gaining any ground," says a
dispatch to La Liberte from its corre
spondent on the northern front. "The
fighting, was most severe and a large
quantity of asphyxiating gas was used,
but the English lines remained Intact.
"The attack is thought to have been
the prelude to an offensive or to test
the strength of the English front."
SILK HOSIERY WORN MORE
Makers of Cottonwcar Earn Less
Profit Than Brothers in Trade.
WASHINGTON". Dec. 26. A report of
an investigation of the hosiery manu
facturing industry by the Department
of Commerce was transmitted to Pres
ident Wilson today by Secretary Red-
field. Americans were found to be
wearing silk hosiery more and more,
and as a result cotton hosiery manufac
turers are making less profit than
American manufacturers were re
ported to be making a profit of near
ly 12 per cent on capital Invested.
ROCKS ROLLED ON TOWN
Anslrians Attack Village In Tyrol
' From Overhanging Cliffs.
HOME, via London. Dec. 26. The fol
lowing official statement was issued
"Along the Tyrol-Trentino-Carnia
front there has been an intense ar
tillery engagement. The enemy also
rolled enormous boulders 011 the village
of Loppio, in the valley of the Adige,
from overhanging cliffs, without caus
ing serious damage.
"Our artillery shelled numerous col
umns of munitions stores on the
FEVER EPIDEMIC SERIOUS
Germau Regiment Said to Have Been
Forced Out of Garrison.
LONDON, Dec. 27. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Amsterdam tells of a serious scarlet
fever epidemic in Germany, extending
from Bromberg to several villages in
Posen, where the malady is unusually
The Bromberg garrison is so overrun
with the disease that it has been evac
uuud by one culire refciuient.
90-MILE GALE, WITH
SHOW, SWEEPS EAST
Lightning Gives Weird
Aspect to Storm.
SEYEN DEATHS ARE REPORTED
Visitation Follows on Heels of
LADEN BARGES ARE SUNK
Canal Boats Driven Ashore Near
X. Y.; Crews Rescued by Coast
Guard; Wires Are Down;
Railway Traffic Crippled.
NEW YORK, Dec. 26. One of ths
weirdest storms tee East has seen In
many years rain, hail and snow, ac
companied by thunder and lightning
and a gale tha reached a maximum
velocity of 90 miles an hour descended
from the northwest early today as tha
aftermath of a Christmas fog. It indi
rectly caused seven deaths in this city,
carried down telegraph poles, damaged
shipping, crippled railroad traffic and
caused considerable property damage.
The phenomenon of thunder and
lightning in the midst of driving snow
awakened New Yorkers at the height
of the storm about 7 o'clock.
The weather bureau reported a to
tal precipitation of 5.2 inches, of which
2.8 was snow.
Twenty-five persons aboard 15 canal
boats driven ashore off Sandy Hook
were rescued by the coast guard crew.
James O'Neil, in command of one of
the boats, was knocked into the sea
A barge sprang a leak and sank 11
miles east of Ambrose Lightship. Seven
Erie railroad barges loaded with auto
mobiles sank in the East River.
The deaths in the city resulting from
the gale all occurred while the blind
ing snow storm was at its height. A
fireman was fatally injured while re
sponding to an alarm. A woman was
run over by a streetcar. Another wo
man collapsed and died In the street
while battling against the gale on
her way to church. A flagman at Tot
tenville, Staten Island, was blown in
front of a train and killed instantly.
A bicyclist in a heavy rain this morn
ing ran into an automobile 'at Mineola
and was fatally injured. His wife, who
was riding with him, also suffered in
juries from which she may die. An
aged man fell on an Icy pavement li
Newark and died of a fractured skull
on his way to a hospital.
BRITISH SCHOONER DISABLED
Storm Does Much Material Damage
in New England States.
BOSTON, Dec. 26. A gale which
carried snow and rain at a velocity of
70 miles an hour damaged electric
wire circuits, leveled chimneys, un
roofed buildings and uprooted trees in
this city and many other parts of New
The British schooner Mayflower, dis-
( Concluded on Paeo 3, Column 3.)
IRRIGATION BIG FACTOR IN
The reclamation of thousands
of acres of land is one of the im
portant factors in the rapid and
intensive development of Oregon.
During the past year steady
progress has been made in irriga
tion work and a large amount of
arid land has been made ready
for cultivation. In addition to
two Government projects, several
private enterprises have been un
der way and more are being pro
jected. The two Government projects
are in Klamath and Umatilla
counties. The Klamath project
comprises 40,000 acres, of which
about 28,000 acres are under cul
tivation. The Umatilla project
contains 25,000 acres, a large
part of which is being cultivated.
An extension of this project, con
taining 10,000 acres, is being con
structed. The largest Carey act segrega
tion is in Central Oregon. This
contains 70,000 acres. About 53,
000 acres are served by water
and 43,000 acres have been sold.
There are now about 17,000 acres
of this project under cultivation.
The Tumalo project, in Crook
County, built and financed by the
state, will reclaim 22,000 acres.
There are a score or more smaller
private enterprises and irrigation
district projects in Oregon.
How irrigation is adding to the
wealth of the state will be told in
the Annual Edition of The Ore
gonian, which will be issued next
Saturday, January 1, 1916.