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PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY 3IORNING, JANUARY 14, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Wreck; Crew Safe .
ONLY I HURT; TOE CRUSHED
Vessel Now Lies Bottom Up
Off Peacock Spit.
LOCOMOTIVE IS RESCUER
Government Engineers department
Hurries to Save Those on Board
I II fa ted Four-Master. Which Is
Like Toy In Terrific Wind.
ASTORIA. Or, Jan. 13. (Special.)
After nearly causing the death of her
captain and crew as wall aa of three
men from the bar tug: Wallula as the
result of crashing through the Jetty at
the mouth of the Columbia River, the
four-masted schooner Admiral tonight
lies bottom up on Peacock Spit and will
be a total wreck.
That all those on board her were not
lost Is almost a miracle. Tha vessel,
which was under tha command of Cap
tain Joseph Bender, was 43 days out
from Valparaiso, for Grays Harbor.
The weather had been to thick dur
ing the past few days that Captain
Bender was unable to take observations
and in tha terrific gala got out of his
Gale at TO-Mlle Rate Blows,
This morning tha wind waa blowing
at a Tv-mlle rate and shortly before
7 o'clock, aa the vessel waa speeding
along at a lively rata, supposedly not
less than SO or mile off shore,
breakers were sighted ahead. As quick
ly as possible the craft was swung
sround and headed for the open sea.
but carried by tha gale and seas she
drifted too far to tha north and .struck
the and of tha Jetty broadside.
Then swinging around, tha schooner
crashed stern first through the big
breakwater, near Its outer end. carry
ing sway about ( feat of the trestle
and plunging Into tha bay.
Aa the schooner went through the
trestle. Captain Bender, his wife and
yot.ng son. the mate and cook crawled
onto tha tramway Inside the break and
they were soon afterwards picked up
by a locomotive sent out by the En-
dneera' Department to rescue them
from their perilous position.
The other members of the crew
lumped -nto the trestle on the outside
jf tne break and all were later rescued
by Captain Wicklund and the Tolnt
Adams life-saving crew by using a
breeches buoy by which tha men ware
transferred from tha breakwater to tha
Tsjsj Calebs Raaaway.
In the meantime, tbe abandoned
schooner started across the bay but
was overhnuled when only a short dis
tance from the Jetty by the bar tug
Wallula that had been outslda endeav
oring to reach the endangered vessel.
Captain Nolan sent three men of his
crew on board with a cable and started
to tow the craft to this city. She was
then between No. 7 and No. I buoys,
bad a Jib set and her rigging was all
up. but some of the stsys were loose.
The tow proceeded In fairly good
order until off No. buoy, when tha
schooner which waa Ailing rapidly went
over to tbe port side and the men on
her were forced to climb onto tha ves
sel's side and all her upper works want
overboard- Even after that a aecond
attempt waa made to bring tha craft
to safety but she aoon took another
lurch and turned turtle.
Captain Nolan was forced to slip his
tO.ncluded es Page Three
FORTUNES AND VICISSITUDES OF POLITICS AS
V Waf OAOiW
NEW UNIVERSE IS
SEEN IN MAKING
VAST SIDEREAIi STSTEM CREAT
ED BY rXKXOWX FORCE.
I.ens Infolds Growth of Planetary
Field Before Which Known Space
Dims to Almost Nothing.
LOS ANtjELES, Jan. II. (Special.)
The birth of a new sidereal system
brought into the boundaries of space
by forces so mighty that human In
telligence shrinks before tho task of
obtaining even a minute conception of
their Infinity, la that whose gigantic
throes are enthralling a little group of
world-eetoatlsts nightly watching In
silence on tha summit of Mount Wilson.
Comparable only to tha mighty fact of
the creation Itself and prodigious be
yond the power of science to express,
the spectacle unfolding itself before
the great lens of the telescope la one
to dwarf the recorded achievement of
astronomy by Its sheer magnitude.
A thousand million times greater
than the solar system, tha vast plane
tary field now majestically taking
form . from an Immeasurable chaos of
murky nebulae la to the tiny known
corner of the universe ss the earth to
a needle's point.
That Its study, now being energetic
ally pursued with tha finest instru
ments which the Ingenuity of man has
devised, will be fruitful of discoveries
to go far toward solving the riddles of
the universe, is the prediction of as
tronomers. The chief figures in the
research are lr. Edward A. Fath and
Arnold KTohlschutter, of tha Mount Wil
son solar observatory.
Ona of the most remarkable photo
graphs ever made has Just been pre
pared by Pr. Fath. with the aid of
the huge JO-lnch reflector. The picture
tbovi a spiral nebula apparently In
the act ef crystallising unnumbered
new suns, building like yeast In the
ROSEBURG MAN MADE RICH
C. F. MoMnllen Fares Well to In
ROSE HI RO. Or.. Jan. 13. (Special.)
According to a message received here
late today. C. F. McMullon. of Roseburg.
fares well to Inherit money and prop
erty to the approximate value of 13.-
000.099. The message conveys Infor
mation that his mother's brother, a
resident of Baltimore. Md.. recently
died and left an estate worth S US. 000.
00. In probating the estate. McM alien's
mother la bequeathed about $16,000,000.
At her death, McMullen will receive
1.000.000. Mr. McMullen Is a well
known resident of Roseburg. where he
lias lived for many years. His mother
Is a resident of Longsport, Ind.
PRISON REFORM ESPOUSED
Arlxona Gaol to Have Warden Who
Will Give "Christian Treatment."
ULOhE. Arli.. Jan. 11. As soon aa
he begins his term of office, about
February 1. tjovernor Hunt will Join
the ranks of state executives who have
been making unusual adventurea Into
tha realm of prison reform.
At a banquet last night given by pro
moters of the Men'a Forward Move
ment of the Presbyterian Church, the
Governor said he would aptoInt as
warden of the penitentiary at Florence
a man who would give the convlcta
55-POUND SALMON CAUGHT
Astoria Fisherman Takes One of
Season's largest ChlnooLa.
ASTORIA. Or- Jan. II. (Special.)
One of the largest chlnook salmon
caught in the Columbia River in a
Winter season for a long time was
taken by ona of S. Schmidt and Com
pany's fishermen close to the sands op
posite the city last night. It waa a
fine specimen ami m-elghed 65 pounds.
The fisherman caught 359 pounds of
Met-1 heads In the same haul.
k V f M"TcJ) I ft -ti
SVATO& SfZiEK SAYS S
-ZCT0Y WAS OUS TO
T OF PAST IS
"Rid Party of Bryan"
Home to Roost.
LEADERS DESERT STANDARD
Colonel Watterson Concerned
OTHER SPEECHES QUOTED
I lucca laureate Utterance That Labor
Unions Give Employers aa Lit
tle as Possible for Their
Money la Cited.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. (Special.)
Confronted by the defection of Im
portant Democratic supporters, with a
letter In bis own hand-writing In which
William Jennings Btyynn is placed. In
effect. In the political nuisance class,
said to be hanging over him. and with
the denunciation of himself by Grove r
Cleveland rising like a ghost from
the past, Woodrow Wilson. Governor of
New Jersey. Is having trouble with
his Presidential boom. This boom, say
well-informed politicians, never ran
survive no many ba-kset. They say
that It Is on the verge of collapse.
Not the least of the untoward cir
cumstances thst are contributing to tha
woes' of Mr Wilson perhaps the most
Important nf them all Is the letter
concerning Bryan. The three prominent
Temocrata who have threatened to de
sert him. If they have not already
done so. are Colonel Georae Harvev.
editor of Harpers' . Weekly. Colonel
Henry Watterson, editor of the Louis
ville Courier-Journal. . and . James C
Hemphill, for years editor of tha
Charleston News and Courier.
Bryaa Friendly la Past.
As to the Bryan letters. It is pre
dicted that as a result of them the
Nebraska statesman, who has spoken
kind words of Wilson In tbe past, may
find It highly Inexpedient to continue
bla friendly relations or to make any
further promise of support.
The letter has been kept more or
less a secret. At the most, only a gen
eral Idea of its contents has been made
known. It wss written by Governor
Wilson In 1906 to Adrian H. Jollne. of
New York. There la a good deal of
uncertainty about some parts of It,
and as to other parts there ia lack of
agreement as to verbiage, but there
seems to be little doubt that the fol
lowing sentence occurred substantially
"Cannot we devise some dignified
way of getting Mr. Bryan out of the
Democratic party and getting rid of
him for all timet"
Nebraskaa's Reply Pasaltag.
There was an effort recently on tha
part of the friends of the New Jersey
Governor to discount the effect of the
Bryan letter. It was declared to be
"past history." Past history or not, it
Is possible that Mr. Bryan does not like
It. even now. When Colonel Bryan was
asked only the other day what ba
thought about the letter, he considered
a while and then snapped out:
"Mr. Wilson's letter ought to make
friends for him among thote who seem
to be Interested chit-fly In digging
As a cryptic utterance, nothing that
has been said recently In politica can
more than equal this answer by Colo
Colonel Watterson baa been much
upset by the Bryan letter. He haa been
attacking Mr. Wilson vigorously on
account of It. And. as one thing leads
tn another. political Investigators
(Continued on Page
EXPERIENCED BY SEVERAL PROMINENT GENTLEMEN INSPIRE CARTOONIST REYNOLDS TO DRAW SOME PICTURES.
INDEX OF TODAYS NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature T
degrees; minimum. 63 degrees. '
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southerly winds.
Cnited Ststes has" checked rapacity of cer
tain powers In China. Section 1, pe 3.
Ghost, of ps.t rise to menses Wilson's
boom. Section 1. pass 1.
Jonas and Poindsxtsr not unit en Humphries
appointment to beach. Section 1. page 0.
Anti-trust prosecutions under Taft In three
years equal those-In Roosevelt s term.
Section 1. pae 1.
Ex-Penator Dubois, of Idaho, to direct
Champ Clark's Presldentlsl boom. Sec
tion 1, page 2.
Tons of ladybirds captured to be turned
loose tn California melon patches and or
charda Section 1. page 1.
Schooner C. A Thayer with aevea men
aboard sinking oft Eureka; aid far dis
tant Section 1. page 4.
Wew swindle In answering lost and fonnd
advertisements made public. Section x.
California bank looters escspe but posse
hot on trail. Section 1, pace 1.
Scientists see creation of vast new sidereal
system Impelled Into being by mighty
unknown power. Section 1. page 1.
Father of man arretted for abduction of
Mrs. Snesd killed by womsn's husband.
Section 1. usee 4.
Schooner Admiral blown through big break
water by 70-mlls gale. Section 1. pags 1.
Recall charges filed sgslnst Mayor Seymour
of Tacoma. Section 1. page 8.
Seattle starvation speclsllet. Dr. Hsuard.
on trial for murder tomorrow. Section 1,
Kalama timber mill plans to greatly In
crease working force. Section 1. page -
Marlon County reports flood situation seri
ous. Salem homes being surrounded by
water. Section 1. Pace 1.
Mother snd two sone found guilty of horse
whipping ou-jear-old man. Section 1.
Lakeview welcomes advent of railways
Section 1. page a.
Stevenaon. Wash., enowbound. Section 1.
Idaho Gubernatorial situation may ebange.
Sctlon 1, peg .
Novel leap year dance at Vancouver Is suc-
cesa Section 1. page 8.
Wallowa's crop benefited by snow. Section
1. page 9.
Plt-her Krapp growing more steady. Sec
tion 2. page 8-
Spoksne elubowner la worried. Section X
Gregg declared student of baseball. See
tloa 2, page 8.
Tennis men ear Australian alone can voice
wishes where play shall be for Davis
trophy. Sertlon 2. pgs 2.
California's trark squad promising. Sec
tion 2, page 4.
Managers of all Pacific Coast League teams
ay their team will wlapennaot. Sec
tion $. page 2.
One more umpire to be chosen fee Coast
League. Section 2. psgs 2.
Portland Motorboat Club plans active yesr.
Section 2. pace 8.
Automobiles aad Beads.
Auto manufacturers to be busy for three
months dplaytng new cars. Section 4.
Electric automobiles forge to front rspldly.
Section 4. pags 4.
H. C. Carter, of Apperson Company, op
pose auto races, shows and endurance
rune Section 4. page 3.
Self-starter's growth In popularity Is marvel
ous. Section 4. page 0.
Realty and Building.
Healthy condition of real estate market
continues. Section 4. page 7.
Mount Hood line prompts growth of sons
southeast of Mount Tsbor. Section 4,
Homebullders tell how tliey won own
abodes. Section 4. pace 8.
Willamette Valley picked ss Ideal for poul-
try-ralelng. hectlon 4. page ft.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon onion price la advanced quarter.
Section 2. page 17.
Rally in wheat options at Chicago, due to
large cash sale. Section 2. page 17.
8tock prices give way under extensive profit
taking. 8ectioa- 8. page 17.
Money continues to flow to New York. Seo-
tlon A Page 17.
Harbormaster recommends removal of Swan
Island to Increase anchorage space In
harbor- Section 2. page 19.
Portland and Vicinity.
Xo veniremen accepted after two sessions of
iiueetionlng In Wllde case. Section 1.
New Westminster bank robber suspects be
lieved to have lived in Portland Just
preceding crime. Section 1, page 11.
Merger of four apple unions In one selling
agency deemed feasible and big bene:
Is predicted. Section 1, page 18.
Hike offer 2M0 n prises for visiting bands
tn convention. Section 1. page 10.
Road eipcr.ee Is 8225.S27 for year in Mult
nomah county. Section 1. page 15.
Police round up 2('o auspicious characters
and SO are banished from city. Section
1. page 10.
J. N. Teal, baok from Panama, says collec
tion of tolls will binder trad develop
ment. Hectlon 1, page 11.
Deferring liberation of salmon, as begun
four rests ago, found to b great success.
Section 3. page 8.
Commercial Club offered larger quarters In
proposed msrket building. Section 1.
Csndldates for Multnomsh County offices
make announcements. Section 2. psge 18.
ry &CJ.O TH
NONE QUALIFY YET
FOB WILDE JURY
Queries on Morris
lawyers haye first tiff
Court Upholds Alternate Ex
amination of Men in Box.
CONVICT HERE FOR TRIAL
um Vuesttonea Declare lie uoam
Not Believe Morris Under Oath.
Judge Cautions Venire to Re-
nve IS T . V. S nwt.nl. A.1
Challenged for cause, Alvln S. Walk
er and L. . Nash, prospective Jurors in
the Wllde caae. were excused yesterday
by Circuit Judge Kavanaugh. D. W.
Falrclough was being examined as to
hla qualifications as a juror when court
adjourned until 9:30 o'clock tomorrow
morning without a single Juror having
been passed for cause by either aide.
Although his examination waa not com
pleted, Mr. Falrclough la decidedly the
best proapact for acceptance as a Juror
of tha veniremen who have been ques
tioned. The first dispute of any importance
between opposing counsel marked yes
terday's session. Attorney Malarkey,
representing the defense, had passed
for cause Mr. Nash aa a Juror In the
case. Deputy District Attorney Fltx
gerald, referring to the Oregon statute
on tha subject, demanded that counsel
for the defense continue the examina
tion cf veniremen until the 12 chairs In
tha Jury box were filled before the
prosecution should be required to ques
tion .the Jurors passed for cause by the
Mr. Malarkey objected . to this plan
of procedure, which, he said, waa con
trary to the general practice of the
courts In this state. ,
Malarkey's Plan Upheld.
"The alternate examination of pros
pective Jurors first by counsel for the
defense and then by counsel for the
prosecution has been the rule generally
followed in this court," interjected
"That may ba true," retorted the
Deputy District Attorney, "but no rule
of the court can sat aside a statute.
"Nevertheless, your office always haa
recognised and followed the practice
of examining Jurora alternately," re
plied Judge Kavanaugh. "Besides, It Is
far better for counsel for the prosecu
tion to follow up the examination of a
Juror when the defense haa finished its
examination when the questions under
consideration and touching on hia qual
ifications aa a Juror are fresh In his
mind. Furthermore, that course is the
better to pursue In view of the Tact
that several days may elapse before the
Jury box can be filled with jurors
passed for cause by the defense. Under
tbe plan suggested by the prosecution,
a Juror might be needlessly delayed
here for several days before be could
be questioned by the prosecution, only
to find that soma of hia answers might
disqualify him as a Juror. This would
not be hardly fair to many jurors who
may have Important business to attend
to and, as a consequence, would be de
tained uselessly this length of time
from their business Interests."
Past Procedure Cited.
Mr. Malarkey renewed hia objection,
declaring that In the trials of ex-Chief
of Police Cox and Webb, murderer. In
which the District Attorney's office par
ticipated, no objection was raised to the
alternate questioning of Jurors by op
posing counsel. Judge Kavanaugh here
(Concluded on Page 18.)
TAFJ EQUALS T. R
AS 'TRUST BUSTER'
CIVIL AXD CRIMINAL SUITS IX
LAST THREE YEARS 44.
dumber Seme as That of Preceding
Seven Tears When Big Stick" .
Played Important Part.
WASHINGTON, Jan. II. President
Taft, It was figured at the Department
of Justice today, has now equalled the
record of President Roosevelt's admin
istrations for trust prosecutions under
tbe Sherman law. The total la 44.
In Mr. Roosevelt's seven years 14
hills In equity were filed, 25 Indict
ments returned and one forfeiture pro
In tbe little less than three years of
tha Taft administration there have
been It civil suits and a like number of
Since the enactment of the Sherman
law tha record of the other Presidents
Harrison, four civil suits and three
criminal suits; Cleveland, four civil,
two criminal and two Informations for
contemnt. and McKlnlev three civil
J DOBIE PAY STIRS FACULTY
Prnfenerc Can't Sab nil, TrVmthall
Coach Should Get More Than They.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON.
Seattle, Jan. 12. (Special.) Jealous of
tbe big salary-of 11000 a month that
Coach Gllmour Doble garners for
coaching the Washington football team
to the Northwest championship each
year, tha -university faculty In Its
meeting this week protested against
the "exorbitant expenditure" and
only allowed It after Dean Milnor Rob
erta, athletic chairman, and Professor
David Thompson made addreasea for
Ever since Doble came to Washing
ton there has been a feeling among the
faculty that there la something unfair
about a system that givea a football
coach $3000 for three months' work,
three hours a day, while the average
professor must dig away nine months,
12 to 16 hours a day, to get half that
much. The opposition crystallized at
the recent meeting Into an- open ex
pression of objection and the two men
who made addresses for the sporting
contingent were the only ones at first
who were not hostile to allowing such
a condition to exist.
FOREIGN ROSES IMPORTED
Custom House Passes 20,820 Plants
From Abroad In Two Months.
Portland rosarlans are evidently plan
ning an unusual display for the 1912
festival and In the last two months 30,
320 new plants have passed through the
Custom House. The Importations In
November reached 6908 plants, valued
at 8450, while In December 23,412 plants,
valued at 23178 were received.
The rose -bushes were purchased In
England. Ireland, France and The
Netherlands and are from . the most
choice stocks. A majority of the con
signments were for Portland seed
houses, but some were billed to private
rosegrowers. The Government does not
claasify the plants as a variety nor
exact a fee according to the size or age,
aa all are admitted under a duty of 4
cents each. The shipments were timed
for early planting. None came tn Oc
tober and there have been no heavy ar
rivals this month.-
HITCHCOCK HAS PROPOSAL
Bachelor Cabinet Member Gets Offer
of Marriage From Texas.
WASHINGTON, Jan. IS. Leap year
has already brought to the only bache
lor of the Cabinet, Postmaster-General
Hitchcock, a proposal of marriage. The
one who Is "wlllln' " writes from Hous
She say a:
"Hearing from newspaper accounts
you are a bachelor, and have always
been too busy to get married, I thought
probably you might find time to take
up a short correspondence with one
who will be very much interested."'
a cm ov .
, ri Eat
HIT MARION GOUNTY
Two Score Homes Sur
rounded by Water.
LINN LOSES TH3EE BUDGES
Though Willamette Is Rising
Other Rivers Show Fall.
MILL CREEK ON RAMPAGE
At Only One Point, Eugene, Does
Willamette Show Fall With All
Other Places In Valley Report
ing River Rising Rapidly.
I STAGES OF WILLAMETTE RIVEB
I AT VARIOIS VALI.FY POINTS
AS RECORDED YESTERDAY.
Tualatin . . .
Eugene . . .
. .. S3
SALEM. Or.. Jan. IS. (Special.)
Flood waters not only around Salem,
but through Marlon County, are taking
on dangerous proportions today. The
Willamette River at this point has
been rising steadily all day and has
gone past the 19-foot point with no
Immediate chance of subsiding.
Reports from the Santiam River show
that Green's bridge, about two and one
half miles east of Jefferson, went out
this morning. The river rose 17 feet
during the morning. The bridge has
been standing for 30 years and Is among
the large bridges on the Santiam.
Condltionsln the southeastern part of
the city are no better than last night.
A large part of that portion between
Fifteenth and Twenty-first streets and
between Mill and Bellevue streets. Is
under water and the waters are rushing
in swirling torrents about many homes.
Mill Creek Raging Torrent.
It is estimated that between 40 and
60 heme are surrounded by water and
during the day many walks were
swirled away Into the water of Mill
Creek, which is raging like a torrent.
The water of North Mill Creek is not
as high as last year, but the reported
rise on the Santiam River promises to
send the creek up still higher and in
that event there are a number of homes
which will be fKjded in the lower
floors and will have o be deserted.
The main difficulty along Mill Creek
is caused by low bridges and culverts,
which throw the water back and cre
ate eddies which have converted , much
of the locality Into what is practically
a HWlftiy-runnlnK river.
The Willamette Uiver ha8 submerged
the lower part of the Oregon City
Transportation Company dock at this
place and has left many small shacks
and boathouses far O'.it in the river.
Cords of Wood May Go.
The rising water is coming up on the
big mills of the Spalding Logging
Company, but the mill succeeded In
keeping in operation during the day.
The company's camp near Blackrock
was closed down because of high wa
ter and the company owns about 8000
cords of wood scattered below here on
the Willamette River, which it Is feared
will be washed away.
The fact that the water rising will
prevent steamboats of the company
from operating means that the mill
probably will have to phut down soon
(Concluded on Page K. ;