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PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1909.
PRICE -FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XXVIII. NO. 35.
IS 000 IVES
Raging Waters Make
in Mexican City.
DAMAGE IS $12,000,000
Peaceful Santa Catalina River
Becomes Niagara and
Sweeps All Before It.
RAINFALL 20 INCHES, 24 HOURS
All Public Utilities Are Out of
ADOBES ARE SWEPT AWAY
Mud Houses Carried Off Like CIiiis
by Swollen Stream Poorer Class
Huddled Together Waiting for
Succor Pestilence Feared.
IS WIST!--UlU-OUVr i -
Monterey I. eltuated on a .mall
river, the Santa Catalina. at the head
of a large and beautiful valley. It la
on the line of the Mexican National
Railway. There la a civil college In
tha city, a aemlnary. a cathedral.
Iiinrnment bonne, etc.. and Import
ant manufacturing lntereata. It
eettled by the Spaniard. In 1S88 and
haa become famoua aa a Winter re
nrt. General Taylor-! army, after
everal days' flrhtlnr. captured the
place. September 24. 1M6 The pop
ulation In 1900 was 62.26.
MONTEREY. Mex., Aug-. 28. Eight hun
dred persons drowned, 16.O10 homeless and
prop-rty damage to the extent of J12.
000.000, is the result of a flood that struck
the city between 11 and 12 o'clock, this
Floods have turned the small and peace
ful Santa Catalina River into a dozen
Thousands of persons escaped last night
by fleeing In their nightrobes.
Adobe Houses Swept Away.
When dawn came, the river whs a ter
rifying spectacle. Scores of adobe houses
had been carried away like chips.
Hundreds of persons were swept away
in houses in the midst of the current
which caught them in the night. There
is one chance in a 1000 that they escaped.
One by one these houses, built of adobe
and stone, are collapsing and carrying
tenants to death.
No train has come into Monterey for 24
hours. Railway and telegraph lines are
drown and many miles of track are
washed away. Tha fata of trains and
passengers Is not known, but It Is feared
many persons are drowned.
Pestilence Is Feared.
It is estimated that 20 Inches of rain
fell In M hours. The water works and
electric light plants are out of commis
sion and the streetcar wires have fallen
into the streets. The smelters and steel
plants are damaged.
It is feared a pestilence will follow the
.flood. The poorer classes are huddled by
the thousands In the churches, hospitals,
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CARPENTER'S TOOLS STOIjEX
FROM WHITE HOUSE.
Under Glare of Light and Older
Noses of Guard of Police,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2S. (Special.)
A robbery at the White House was re
ported to the police today. The bold
thief who entered where policemen
keep a special guard did not envy the
President or any of the members of his
family their earthly possessions. He
coveted the tools of a mechanic, not, it
Is supposed, for the purpose of emu
lating his laudable example of earning
his bread by the sweat of his brow.
According- to charges which have
been lodged with the police Involving
one midnight prowler, three saws, a
spirit-level, hatchet, square and a col
lection of other tools used by a car
penter were stolen. To expedite the
work of constructing a wing to the of
fice building during the absence of
President Taft at Beverly, three shifts
of mechanics, each working eig.it
hours, are employed, and it Is beyond
the comprehension of the sleuths how.
In a glare of light. In the presence of
a force of workmen, to say nothing
of a special guard of policemen on
duty, the prowler could be so bold.
HUGE LUMBER MILL BURNS
Feather River Company's Yard De
stroyed at Loss of $100,000.
QCIXCT, Cal., Aug. 2S. (Special.) The
extensive lumber yards of the Feather
River Lumber Company, at Clairville.
this county, burned yesterday afternoon.
causing a loss of $100,000. on which there
was some insurance. The big mill. No.
2, was saved by the haru efforts of hun
dreds of men who were rushed in from
the surrounding woods and railroad
An extensive tramway system used in
the yards was destroyed, and seven cars
of the -Western Pacific standing on a side
track were also burned: The quantity of
lumber burned Is variously estimated at
from 3,5o0,000 to 5.000,000 feet. Two thou
sand cords of wood, half of it belonging
to the lumber company, was also de
stroyed. The fire Is supposed to "have originated
from sparks from a passing locomotive.
Three hundred men engaged in fighting
LETS WIFE GO, WEDS AGAIN
Senator Booth, Prominent Seattle
Attorney, Is Married.
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) Robert F. Booth, State Senator
of this city, was married this evening
to Miss Mary Agnew, also of Seattle.
Six months ago Mrs. Booth obtained
a friendly divorce from the Senator
on the ground of incompatabillty, and
was awarded $100 a month permanent
alimony and the custody of their two
children. The Senator, who is a promi
nent lawyer, prepared the complaint
and the decree, and the couple con
tinued on terms of warm friendship fol
lowing the trial.
Mrs. Booth was a prominent suffra
gist, and was an active lobbyist at the
Legislature when the equal suffrage
bill was being considered. The Sena
tor announced that it was in deference
to his former wife's wishes that he
voted for the bill.
FRANK SHANNON IS DEAD
Prominent Oregon City Man Victim
, of Typhoid Fever.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) Frank Shannon, of this city, died
yesterday of typhoid fever, contracted
three weeks ago. Mr. Shannon was
well known here, being chief engineer
of the Hawley Paper Company for the
last year. He was in the employ of
the Averill Machinery Company, -of
Portland, for two years.
Shannon was born at Beaver Creek,
Or., October 27, 1878. He was married
to Miss Delia Gutdrldge, of Spring
water, December 27, 1905.
Besides a widow he left a 3-year-old
son, both parents, Mr. and Mrs.. John
Shannon of Oregon City and four
brothers, three of whom live here, and
one. Captain John Shannon, of British
Law Said to Be Failure
REPEAL OF ACT IS WANTED
Smaller Towns Determined
Not to Be Saddled With It.
BEST MEN DO NOT GET OUT
Candidates Nominated Who Would
Have No Show Before Convention
Is One Charge Made to Dis
credit Any Extension.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) The proposal to extend the pri
mary law to other cities and counties,
should it prove successful in the cities
of the first-class to which It now ap
plies. Is destined to meet with deter
mined opposition in the Legislature,
and It Is predicted the application of
the law will not be extended, but that
It will be repealed In respect to the
cities in which It now applies.
So much has been said about the pri
maries in this city. Fort Wayne and
other places, and so disappointing have
all of them been, that the people of the
smaller cities ai'e thoroughly aroused
and will present a determined front to
any attempt to force the direct primary
People Are Disgusted.
Those who have watched the work
ings of the direct primary law in the
several cities in which elections have
been held under it say the people are
much disgusted with it, and if the
Legislature were in session r voters
would be practically unanimous in peti
tioning for the law's repeal..
The chief objection urged to it Is
that It absolutely repels the best class
of men, who will not make the per
sonal canvass that the direct primary
requires, as It virtually causes two
campaigns for one office. Both In this
city and In Fort Wayne minority can
didates are on both party tickets, and
it is conceded that they could never
have been nominated if they had gone
before the convention.
Primary Costs Election.
The Democrats are in a decided ma
jority In Fort Wayne, but their Mayor
alty candidate was nominated by but
four votes and his total was less than
one-third of the "whole number of votes
cast for the Mayoralty candidates. The
dissatisfaction is such over the nomi
nation that many Democrats concede
the loss of the city.
FAT INCOME FOR CROWS
Will Receive $155,000 for Year's
Grazing on Reservation.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2S. The Crow
Indians will receive $155,230 next year for
the grazing privileges on their land In
Montana, Instead of $10,000 obtained for
the same purpose this year.
The Indian Bureau conceived the Idea
of having grazing bids opened and con
tracts let In thla city Instead of on the
Indian reservations, and the Crow reser
vation wa the first In which the inno
vation took effect. The last of the con
tracts was closed today.
WRECK IS FATAL TO TWO
Passenger and Freight Trains Col
lide Head On on Wa-baoh.
GLBNWOOD, Mo., Aug. 28. Two per
sons are dead and a score Injured, six
dangerously, as the result of a head-on
collision between a heavily-loaded
Wabash passenger train and a freight
train near here today.
The cause of the wreck Is not known.
INDEX OF TODAFS NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 8'
deprees : minimum, 5tl es ree.
TODAY'S Fair, cooler; westerly winds.
Flood at Monterey, Mexico, costs 800 Uvea
and renders 15.000 homeless. M Section 1,
Prince Menellk. of Abyssinia, asks American
newspaper to save his country from Eng
land. Section 1. page 1.
Count BonI de Castellane circulates rumor
he will wed Miss Marjorie Gould. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Curtiss wins Bennett airship trophy and
breaks speed record. Section 1, page 1.
Zeppelin airship breaks down on way to
Jbierim. section l. page
King Manuel Is to visit King Edward in
England. Section 1. page o.
McHarg denounces administration of forests
and reclamation worn, section i page a.
Senator La Follette's lieutenant makes ready
to help chief In hard tight for re-election.
Section 1, page 3.
Smaller Indiana cities disgusted with work
tngt of primary law. and fight against it.
beet ion l. page l.
No operation on Harrlman Intended until
alter rest cure, section j, page
Robber steals tools from White House at
Washington under nose of police. Section
1, page X.
Dr. Brougher will not announce decision on
call to Los Angeles till he returns to
Portland. Section 1, page 2.
Schwerin says Pacific Mall will not adopt
wireless telegraph., section i. page o.
Robber of Santa Clara bank turns out to
be Elma boy. Section l, v-age z.
Local athletic oiganlzatlon prepare for In
door season. Section 4, page 4.
Expert says there are not more than 30
expert ball players in oig leagues. . cec
tlon 4, page 5.
Fictitious prices are quoted in announcing
sales of Pacific Coast ball players. Sec
tion 1, page 5.
Jack Johnson meets Al Kaufman September
9. Section 4, page 4.
Northwestern League scores: Portland 5,
Tnoomft u:- Aberdeen u. snokane a: an
" couver 5. Seattle 4. Section 2, naice 2.
Coast League scores: Portland 6. Los An
geles 1; Vernon 3, San Francisco 2; Sac
ramento 5, Oakland 3. Section 2. page Z.
May Sutton beaten in tennis doubles. Sec
tion 2. page 2.
Cathlamet will hold regatta. Section 1.
Baiile. in Renault car. wins auto race at
Brighton Beach. Section 1, page 5.
OullavB get grounds for baseball games In
San Francisco, beet ion 4, page .
Bay City fans pleased at Johnson-Kaufman
match. Section page
Survivors of wrecked ship Ohio praise off!
cers and crew. Section 1, page 6.
Only politicians show interest in selection of
successor to Congrensman Cushraan. Sec
tion 1, page t.
Major-General Bell says Alaska troops are
healthiest in Army. Section 1, page 7.
President Strahorn admits North Coast Is
neaaea tor jroru&na. -section , page o.
Southern Oregon pioneers hold 33d reunion
at Ashland. Section 1. page o.
Hoqulam suffers $75,000 Bro loss. ' Section 1
Conservation Congress votes for reserving
water powers, and Ballinger indorses con
servation policy, section 1, page 1.
Scene of railroad atctlvlty shifted from
D'eschutes canyon to Bend. Section 1,
Commercial and Marine.
Lack of foreign - demand weakens local
wheat market. Section 3, page 11.
Wheat opens firm at Chicago; but soon
breaks. Section 3. page 11.
Wide fluctuations in stock prices. Section
3. page 11.
British steamship Harcroft taken for lumber
and French bark Le Ferouse for grain.
Section 3, page 10.
Real Estate and Building.
Big buildings are to replace shacks on
Thompson property Section 4, page 8-
Realty market Is on eve of Fall activity.
Section 4, page 7.
Mount Tabor Presbyterians plan fine church.
Section 4, page 7.
Directors plan to park grounds for JefTerson
High School. Section 4. page 7.
Building permits for week amount to $200,-
445. Section 4. page U.
Work begins on now carline to Rose City
park. Section 4. page 9.
Portland and Vicinity.
Forest fires do much damage east of Port
land. Section 2, page 12.
Oklahoma citizen would block allotment of
Southern Oregon land. Section 2,
page 3. j
Fifteen-year-old boy drowned at Ross Island
when his water wings slip oft shoulders.
Section 2, page 12. '
Prohibitionists expect to vote Oregon dry
next year. Section 1, page 8.
First Unlversallst Church to be dedicated by
Taft will cost $23,000. Section 4, page
Irvlngton Tennis Club completes its reor
ganization. Section 4, page 10.
China sends to Oregon for biggest timbers
in the world for its most famous temple.
Section 1, page 8
Mayor announces that city contractors who
finish jobs on time will be paid promptly.
Section 3, page 12. -Influx
of professional criminals keeps police
busy. Section 3, page 12.
Plan to reserve space for City Jail In new
Courthouse Is popular. Section 8. page 7.
Commissioner Bailey employs Dr. Hutchin
son to inspect dairy herd. Section 8,
Francis RlrVter makes great success In Lon
don. Section f, page 3.
What really happens on boulevards of Paris.
Section 6. page 5-
England becomes mother of Queens. Sec- i
tlon 5, page 6.
VARIOUS CURRENT EVENTS WITH HIS CARTOON PEN
PLEDGE TO HELP
Indorses Principles of
ASKS TO BE JUDGED BY ACTS
Congress Votes for Keeping
Water for People.
WARM DEBATE PRECEDES
Heney and Plnchot Rapturously Ap
pluuded When They Call for
Struggle to Foil Designs of
SEATTLE. Aug. 28. The National
Conservation Congress today effected a
permanent organization, adopted
radical water-right resolution after a
vigorous debate, in which radical senti
ment was expressed by a majority of
the delegates, listened to addresses by
Secretary of the Interior R. A. Bal
linger, Francis J. Heney and Chief
Forester Gilford Pinchot. and ad-
Learning that Mr. Ballinger would
arrive from Eastern Washington,
where he has been with the Senate ir
rigation committee, on an afternoon
train, the congress sent a committee
to the station to meet him. Mr. Bal-llna-er
was escorted at once to the con
vention hall in the Fine Arts building
at the Exposition grounds. He was
greeted by loud applause and he was at
once Introduced. He spoke but a few
minutes. He said:
Ballinger for Conservation.
"I feel some Interest in this organ
ization, as I assisted in drafting the
articles of incorp&rtlon to put it in..ex
Istence. .1 heartily Indorse the prin
ciples for which it stands. I read with
much interest the President's message
to this congress. what he said ex
presses my sentiments exactly. While
T thus subscribe my Indorsement of the
nrlnclnles of conservation, I would
much nrefer that you Judge me Dy my
acts rather than by my words."
. As soon as he finished speaking, air.
Rulllntrpr left the hall. Francis J.
Heney, the San Francisco prosecutor,
was then Introduced. He made a short
but vigorous address, in which he at
tacked the water power trust and
urireri the congress to do all in its
power to preserve the natural resources
of the country.
Plnchot Attacks Power Trust.
Mr. TTenev had no sooner finished than
th.r. wer loud calls for Mr. Plnchot.
Finally, Mr. Pinchot, who was sitting
in th. hack nart of the hall, came ror-
Hi Hnnearance on the platform
was the signal for a prolonged oemon-
tration. Several times he raised nis
hands to stop the applause and the
hairman pounded vigorously with nis
gaveL but with no effect. When the
demonstration, which continued for
minutes subsided. Mr. Plncnot
thanked the delegates for the expres-
in and then took up the aciaca on
the power trust begun by Mr. Heney.
Mr. Henev was right when he said we
must save the water-power sites for the
benefit of the whole people. There is
now oeing fought the great fight on the
water-rower trust, and we will have to
keep up the fight until It is finally set
tled by Congress at Us next session. The
fight will have to be made in the face
the most viKorou-s opposition that can
nossihlv be imagined, for the men who
seek to control these resources will spare
nn wealth and will use every legitimate
means to bring about their ends. The
fieht cannot be put off. It must be de
cided soon. Either these powers will be
grabbed by the men who seek to monopo
lize our water power and their posses
sion legalized by Congress, or they will
saved to the people and so legalized
Congress. . Seldom has a contest been
clearly defined. We are face to face
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$35,000 BY FIRE
BLAZE IN ARMORY SPREADS TO
Bank, Stores and Residences Are
Consumed by the Fierce
GOLDEN'DALE, Wash., Aug. 29.
(Special.) Fire started in the hall of
the armory here about midnight last
night, and" before the firemen rucceed
ed in getting it finally under control,
a large part of the business section
of the city was burned, entailing a
loss of $35,000. v
At 3 o'clock this morning the heroic
efforts of the firemen had had their
effect, and though the flames were
still rising, it was thought the greater
part of the damage had been done.
. No lives were lost, but the rapid
spread of the flames made It appear
for a time as though the entire town
was doomed. Following are the prin
cipal places burned:
Armory Hall J2300
Aldrlch 4fc Co.. bank
Independent office 3000
Emma Danbury, millinery 500
Moving: picture show 500
G. W. Pike 3000
Will Chapman 1500
B. A. Sanders, undertaker 2000
Carter Music Company 20OO
Stultz & Leider 5000
William Van Vactor 4000
V. A. McKenzle. residence 2000
Masonic Hnll 2000
Knlshts of Pythia Hall 1500
MENELIK ASKS FOR HELP
Abyssinian Prince Begs to Be Saved
CHICAGO, Aug. 2S. (Special.) A re
markable plea for an interference in the
affairs of the far-off Abyssinia has been
addressed to a Chicago newspaper by
Prince Johannes L. Menelik, of Adis
Abbeba. The curious. richly phrased
manuscript ends with a violent curse
upon England a curse said to be typl
cally Oriental in its imaginative word
ing and its sustained invective.
The spectacle of a youth arrayed po
litically "against 'his "King Is presented
in the Prince's glowing words, written In
broken, often chaotic. English. The
Prince, who lays claim by right of heir
ship to the future possession of the
throne, is a leader in what might be
called a "young Abyssinia" movement
against the policies of old Menelik. IL
the Emperor, and his conservative coun
After announcing that he will soon
visit the United States personally to try
to enlist this Government in his fight
against the encroachments of England,
Germany and France, Prince Menelik
describes the tense political situation in
his land. 1
BONI AFTER GOULD GOLD
Circulates Tale of Another Wedding
PARIS, Aug. 28. (Special.) That
Count Bonl de Castellane will endeavor
to annex a few more of the Gould mil
lions through the marriage of Miss
Marjorie vjould, niece of Anna Gould,
his former wife, is a story circulating
among his creditors here and in the
Castellane district In the .sses Alpes
De Castellane, It is also believed, will
lose his seat In the Chamber of Depu
ties when the general election occurs
next May. He has held his seat three
terms, but as each election has cost
$300,000 of the Gould family's fortune,
and as that source of political success
is shut off, the electors' enthusiasm has
HE HAS CALL TO CHICAGO
Rev. A. J. Montgomery May Ieave
Third Presbyteiran Church.
CHICAGO, Aus;. 2S. Word was re
ceived here today that Rev. Andrew J
Montgomery, pastor of the Third Pres
byterian Church, of Portland, Or., has
aocepted a call to the Second Presby
terian Church, of Oak Park, i Chicago
OF ALL AVIATORS
American Makes Rec
ord for Fast Flying.
WINS GORDON BENNETT TROPHY v"
Bleriot Close Second, Wright
Machine Not in Race.
BLERIOT'S LATEST FEAT
Frenchman Clips Five Seconds Oft
Curtiss' Record and Farman
Wins Laurels by Carrying
BETHENT AVIATION FIELD, Rhelms,
Aug. 28. The International cup for avia
tion, known also aa the Gordon Bennett
trODhv. was won todav bv Glenn H. Cur-
tlss, American aviator, in the fastest
aerial journel of 20 kilometers (12.4J
miles) ever accomplished by man. His
time, 15 minutes 50 3-5 seconds, was only
5 3-5 seconds faster than that made by
Bleriot over the same course.
The other two French pilots, Latham
and Lefebvre, finished respectively In 17
minutes 32 seconds and 20 minutes 47 3-&
seconds. Cockburn, an Englishman, ran
into a haystack as he was maneuvering
for the Btart and did not cross the line.
The race lay between Bleriot and Curtiss,
with Latham as possible outsider.
Seizes Favorable Moment.
Curtiss stole a march on his rivals by
getting away early. Finding conditions
favorable at 10 o'clock in the morning, ha ;
decided to take no chances in the tickle !
weather and after a trial trip. In which ,
he niado the circuit of the course In 7
minutes 551-5 seconds, lowering tha
world's record 9 sucunds, he started lm--j
mediately oh his attempt to win the cup. ;
He handled his machine in masterly ,
style. The first round, measuring 6.21 i
miles, was made in 7 minutes 57 2-5 sec I
onds. and the second round was covered in :
7 minutes 53 1-5 seconds, a world's record.
Bleriot Almost as Swift.
Lefebvre, In a Wright biplane, but
without hope of winning, flew over the
course, but his time was five minutes
slower than that of Curtiss. Blerlot's
and Latham's machines were run out. A
few minutes later they crossed the lino
in quick time. Bleriot went by tha
tribunes at a terrific pace and finished
the round In almost the identical time
of Curtiss' last lap, covering the 10 kilo
meters in 7 minutes 53 3-5 seconds, but
his speed seemed to decrease on the lust
round and before he reached the final
turn the stop-watches showed that he
Joy Among Americans.
The Judges at once ran up the flag,
and bands played "The Star-Spangled
Banner." There was rejoicing among the
Americans. Curtiss was escorted, or
rather dragged, from the $hed to Ambas
sador White's box by several hundred
enthusiastic Americans. The Ambassador
congratulated Curtiss and then presented
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and other mem-
bers of a large party who had arrived irs
time for the last flight.
The party witnessed the starts of ;
Bleriot, Lefebvre, De la Grange and!
Buneau-Varilla. They saw Bleriot Just'
at dark clip 6 2-5 seconds off Curtiss'
fastest round In the International match,'!
in a 10-kilometer speed contest, making'
the distance in 7 minutes 47 4-5 seconds, I
which is a new world's record, and Henry'
Farman, who yesterday won the Prix do
la Champagne, added to his laurels by
carrying two passengers around thej1
De la Grange's Machine Falls.
As Leon De la Grange was turnlnsf
the first pylon in the course of an exhl
bitlon flight, the propellor of his mi
chine broke from its shaft and th
aeroplane fell heavily to the ground.;
Fortunately, the height at the time did
not exceed 25 feet. De la Grange was
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