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eUBLISHtt PULL AtSOOIATID Pll8 PtfPORT
UOVKR8 THI MORNINQ FIILD ON THB LOWEh OOLUMBIA.l
VOLUME LXIII NO. 17
ofORIA, OKKGONt SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 1907
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Higher Wages of Civil Life
Draw Men Away.
THREATEN ARMY'S LIFE
San Francisco Hod Carrier Re
ceives More than Sec
FOR SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE
Brigadiar Central Funiton R.com
mends Fifty Par Cant Incraass in
Pay of Man and Non-commli-tionad
Brigadier General Kunston In hln
annuiil report to ihn Secretary of War
mnkiti a strong plcu for belter pay In
tho urmy, ! "' a bricklayer, pliu
terr or plumlwr In Hun Krunclsco re
ceive more niy limn it ii i t ii 1 n In the
rmy after twenty year of aorvlco
itttlotiri) iri.nny of thn pout near tlmt
city. A hoit currier receive more pay
thitn ft nwnnil limit I'tiimt. Kunston
eaya: "No "no bellevi that nrmy of
fleer should attempt to comete In
dlapluy with porwona of wealth, but
they should bo able to llv decently
without being continually huruioe-d by
the fr of debt."
Continuing, the report says: "Of
ven greater Importance than the
4u'tVn of officer' pay Im tlmt of the
enlisted men of tin- Hi-rvlro, for tho
nrmy will always huve nil the officer
tho Ihw nllnwH, regardless of pny. but
the vi-ry existence of the uniiy In
thrticnel If wage hi vll life von
tlnuii to rise, unles step are taken
to Increaso the pny of tho rimk an J
file. The wonder I lluit tho wretched
pny offered In thn nrmy obtain a
many good men a It doe. A CO per
cent Increase In tho pny of non-rotu-
mlssloncd officer and a like Increase
for private uflPr tho first pnllstmont
should work u revolution."
MANY CRAFTS IDLE.
PORTLAND, Jan. 19. Approximate
ly 400 men are temporarily out of
emplomont bocauao river Hteamer are
tied up by the Ice, In the Columbia.
Twenty-two boatn are out of coinmln
xlon 12 lojf-towlnn craft and 10 cn
aruKod In the frelRht and imaaenRiT
Irado. The only craft not Idlo In till
pint of the dlHlrlct nro tho steamers
operated by the On-Ron City Trans
portation Company between Portland
and points on tho upper Willamette.
Cuptnln .Tame Shaver of. the Shaver
TraiiHportatlon Company, anya that
nono of bin bonta will bo aont out
again until the Columbia river Is free
of the Ice Jama. I to was on the M.
V, llpndcMon, which returned from
Stella yesterday, after delivering a
cargo of provisions; to tho logging
camps, The skipper declares that the
situation down that way Is worse than
lias been depleted. In places It Is
estimated thq depth of the Jams Is
clone on to 15 feet. Some of tho float
ing "bergs" are almost submerged,
and make It necessary to exercise the
greatest care to avoid collisions with
The residents of the Washington
ldo of the river are practically cut
off from the rest of the world. With
the river full of floating lee, they are
unable to cross ov'er to tho Oregon
Hide to got to the railroad. It Is fully
20 miles from Stella to the nearest
railroad station on tho Washlngt
sido of the river. Unless navigation
can be resumed In the next three days,
Captain Shaver Is of the opinion that
Intense suffering will be general In
the little towns north of the lower Co
lumbia. Tho residents have only a
limited amount of supplies on hand,
having deponden wholly on getting
.everything they need from this city.
It In fwunil dint three or four" 5 jf
win in wfiiuiur will be required to
Ihuw out (he let m, tho bout can
b put buck on iin.ir respective run.
ANOTHER BIO WRECK.
Singular Coinoidenoa Ooourt on
Big Four Lino,
TEICIIK IIAUTK, Ir..!., Jan, 19. 111k
Knur olllclaU lata tonight received a
report rroin Hunford, Ind., ulna mile
west of heie, thai ,ar of powder
exploded on a siding, and wrecked
tho went bound passenger, The wreck
age caught fire a nil wun conaiirned.
Tho freight cur of powder wu nlao
destroyed. It h believed Ibat everal
were killed mid u score Injured. Re
lief truln have biieii sent lo the
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 20, 12:30 a.
in. t " noifl .: :i 1 lulvlcea throuKh railroad
source tint,, thill nlRht or ten per
anna were killed ami 25 to 30 permit
Injured at Hanford, It la reported
tlmt the Injurod arn hid no; taken to
Maitoon, III,, and IVrre Haute. Ind.
Home, however, ar being cured for by
GENERAL LEE HONORED.
WASHINGTON, Jim. IS.--Tho one
hundredth aiiulveraury of tho birth of
cieiiernl Hubert K, I-e wna commem
orated here tonight, under the nus
pice of the Unltod Confederate and
Southern Hocletlea of tho IiMtrliH of
Columbia. The hull room of tho New
Wlllard Hotel waa filled to overflow
Ing. A special etlon wim a't apart
for the Confederate veteran who
man bed lo tho hull raeorted by the
Hpuiilah War veteran. Although un
able to n'.tend. President P.oo.ievc!
sent a let tor in which he extolled the
virtues of the Confederacy'a great
general. HI auggeatlrm that the cen
tennlul anniversary t celebrated by
thn establishment of a permanent Ie
memorial with aomo great representa
tive educuttonul Institution In the
South met with favor. The exerclaea
were prealded over by Military A
Herbert, former aecrelnry of the navy,
The reading of the President's letter
was nsslgnnd to Mrs. Ralph Wnlah
president of the District of Columbia
dlvlHlon of ihe t'nlted Daughters of
Speeches were made by Senator
Iterry. Arkansas; Justice Ttavld Rrew
er, of the t'nlted States Supreme
Court, and Representative John Sharp
Williams, nf Mississippi. The annual
ceremonies of presenting crosses of
honor to the Confederate veterans of
distinguished military record then oc
Kill Twenty Fiva Peraona Within Last
SIIAWNIC10, Okla., Jan. 19. Twen
ly five deaths within the last 15 days
Is the remarkable record of fatalities
from a strange disease In a region
along the Canadian river, about four
and a half miles from Konoway In
dian Territory, southeast of here
Many otliern are seriously 111. The
dlsntiso resembles spinal meningitis,
but physicians declare that tho malady
Is different In u number of ways.
ANTICIPATE NO TROUBLE.
Officers Not Alarmed Over Threat to
Release Blaok Trooper,
KOI IT SIM Okla., Jan. 19. Major
Chillies W. Taylor, commanding olll
cer of Kort Sill, Inst night Issued n
Hlutement bearing on the rumored
threats of negroes to forcibly release
corporal Knowles of tho 25th Infantry,
colored, In the guard house awaiting
court martial on the charge of assault
ing Captain Edgar R Mucklln at Kort
Reno on tho night of December 21.
"I have heard of thes0 plans, pur
ported to bo well materialized, but I
want to say emphatically thut we are
prepared for any such contingency.
I do not anticipate any trouble at all."
Knowles Is closely guarded night and
day. His defenso will bo an alibi.
BUILD INTO MEXICO.
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 19. It Is stat
ed here In railroad circles that the
El Paso & Southwestern Ralyway
Company will Increase Its capital
stock from $7,000,000 to $10,000,000
for the purpose of extending Its line
FIRST IN WAR.
PARIS,, Jon. 19. Eugene Lachatre,
who fired the first cannon In the war
of 1870, has JuBt died at his home In
Supplies anD Medicines
Are Rapidly Sent.
LITTLE LOOTING DONE
American Marines Used Only for
Work of Rescue of Buri
LUNATICS ROAM AT LARGE
American Warahipt Bring Much Need
ad Drugs and Proviaioni Many
of Island Wish to Leave Sal
vation Army Help.
KINGSTON. Jan. 19. The work of
clearing the stp-eta of Kingston of
debris, wreckage and corpses of the
vlctlma of the earthquake and confla
'gratlon Is proceeding rapidly. The
American battleships Indiana and Mis
sourl arrived here Thursduy. Admiral
liavls at once visited Governor Sweet
enhum and offered guards for the
banks and public buildings and res
cuing parties to aid lo recovering the
dead. The rescue detachment were
graciously accepted and marines were
landed Thursday morning, and are still
working like trojans, performing ser
vice that forever will be remembered
In this little Island. The offer of
guards for banks was declined, as the
local troops and militia and consta
bulary were deemed sufficient.
The conduct of the populace Is ad
mirable. Thero have been but few at
tempt at looting and these were con
fined rum, shops and have been
summarily stopped. The guards have
not 11 red a single shot and perfect
CHICAGO, Jan. 19. A movement fo
the relief of the Jamaica earthquake
sufferers was started here today when
the officers of the British Empire As
sociation met nn Jlssued an appeal to
the clllzens of Chicago for funds.
The Salvation Army began Sv.lve
work for the relief of the sufferers
when Western Commander George A.
Kllbey Instructed his officers la Chi
cago and throughout the est to canvass
for aid for the victims, each officer to
work on the plan he thinks best. The
army has a well organized body In Ja
maica, NEW YORK, Jan. 19. A Kingston,
Ja dispatch to the Herald states that
the battleship Missouri, lying off the
penitentiary overawed the unruly con
victs by firing two rounds of blank
cartridges and landing an armed party.
The help was thankfully received by
The Herald's correspondent reports
that the Inmates of the asylum are at
large, but he says that In the present
state of mind nearly all Kingston Is
crazed. Many persons were rendered
Insane by the shock, the most notable
being Gerald Lowder, well known In
A dispatch to the Sun from Holland
Hay, Jamaica, soys great suffering ex
ists among the poor of Jamaica. A
delegation of fifty sufferers appealed
to tho government for a systematic
distribution of relief. Tho spokesman
said many were dying of neglect. He
charged that those with money had
been applied with food and medicine.
Port Royal has ngoln sunk nnd gey-
sera are springing up In the streets.
The land has now subsided eight feet.
The American consulate was wreck
ed. Tho acting consul tried yesterday
to get a cable dispatch to the state
Department asking for help.
He has to travel all night In a small
boat to reach Holland Bay from where
the cables are sent.
KINGSTON, Jan. 19. The United
States warships Indiana and Missouri
arrived this morning from Gunnaturno,
bringing large iuaiitlllcs of medicines
and foods, Tho lorpedo destroyer
Whipple arrived during the night with
a boat load of medicines which waa
sent ashore In charge of surgeon Mc
Donnell, The cruiser Yankee la expec
ted to arrive here soon. Many of the
Amei leans who wer In Kingston at
the time of the disaster have been ta
ken aboard the warship. They Int'-nd
d to take passage for the t'nlted
States on board the Hurnburg-Arnerl-venael
ran ashore near the wreck of
can steamer I'rlnz Krederleh, but that
the steamer Pi Inzensln Louise last
night. The Plum Point light house
was smashed by the earthquake and
vesseia arriving at night have no lights
to go by. The steamer Prlnjs Walde
mnr Is also hard ashore. The wreck
er Premier has gone to the aid of the
Several alight shocks of earthquake
fell here last night. The death lift Is
now about 700, The work of clearing
up the street of debris Is being push
ed. Dynamite is being used to blow
down some of the ruins. The peopl
here greatly appreciate the action of
thu American government In senJlng
warships und supplies.
A remarkable Incident of the earth
quake bus Just come to light. An En
gllsh cb'rk In a store was burled un
b-r falling walls, und for many hours
great fires swept over him. Wednes
day the clerk was dug out alive. His
Injuries are not severe.
Five hundred persons arc still undc
treatment In the hospital. No Ameri
cans lost their lives In the disaster.
NEW YORK, Jan. 19. A sign that
order Is being restored at Kingston Is
the fact that yesterday the Western
Union Telegraph Company's one lntac
able from Jamaica was monopolized
argely by the Island government. The
officials are beginning to make extra
alls on the company In ordering sup
pllea and transacting official business.
The Western Union is many hours
behind In handling general business
to and from Kingston, but messages
were received last night which led to
the belief that one of Its Incnpaclated
ables to Holland Bay would be In
working order some time today.
VISIT THE COLUMBIA.
Those on Board the Icebound Steamer
May Be in Need.
PORTLAND, Jan. 19. E. F. De
Grandpre. of the San Francisco &
Portland Steamship Company, made a
sit this afternoon to the steamer
Columbia, Ice-bound at Warrior Rock
three miles above St. Helen's, to as
certain If the passengers, officers and
rew are In need of anything. Aside
from the crew there are 90 people on
board the steamer, who took passage
n her Wednesday night at Portland
for Son Francisco. Of course they
did not know that they would be
bilged to spend the best part of a
week cut off from civilization In the
middle f the Columbia river, and It
is feared that many tf them are in
need of additional clothing or other
ersonal effects. If the passengers
show a willingness to walk over the
e for a mile or to, It is claimed they
can bo taken to St. Helen's in small
boats. Then they could take the train
for Portland. The Columbia has a
sufficient amount of food on board to
lust two weeks, and there Is no un
easiness on this score.
LONDON, Jan. 19. The Madrid cor
respondent of tho Standard says that
Queen Victoria wants to nurse her
coming baby herself but she will not
be allowed to do so because It Is con
trary to Spanish etiquette. An Eng
lish nurse has been engaged.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan, 19. A Are
that broke out in the planing mill of
J. M. Kruse, at Treat Avenue and
Twenty Third Street last night de
stroyed the entire plant, entailing a
loss of $25,000.
ALI NOW SHAH.
TEHERAN, Jan. 19. The coronation
of Mohammed All MIrza as Shah of
Persia occurred this afternoon In an
Impressive manner with a brilliant
display of .oriental grandeur.
KNEW OF MACKLIN AFFAIR.
LA JUNTA, Colo., Jan. 19. Z. T.
Andrews, a negro, was arrested here
yesterday, charged with having knowl
edge of the shooting of Captain Mack
lln, at Fort Reno, Okla., a few weeks
Floods Along Ohio Drive
People from Homes.
WATERS FLOOD CITIES
Gradual Kise Inundates Houses
and Crowded Business
NO SIGNS OF ABATEMENT
City of California Completely Sub
merged Stores Are Being Used to
House the Homeless Free
Soup Houses Opened.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 19. There was
no sign of relief from the flood condi
tions tioday. At 8 o'clock this morn
ing the stage at this point was 62
feet, the water having passed the
highest records since that of Febru
ary, 1889, during the night. For a
distance of four squares from the
normal water front the lower por
tion of the city Is flooded. The
bridges are cut oft from the land, ex
cept for narrow footpassages, leaving
the railroad bridges the only means
of communication for foot passengers
between the Kentucky side and this
city. This effects seriously several
thousand people who work In Cin
cinnati, whose homes are in Newport,
Covington and other Kentucky sub
The town of California, just ebove
the city, Is reported completely under
In Newport It Is estimated there are
nearly 100 blocks under water and
that fully 5,000 people are homeless
and almost destitute. All stores haxe
been closed, and are being used to
house the homeless. Free soup houses
were opened here today.
It Is estimated that at least 15,000
people are homeless today, owing to
the flooding of the lower sections of
Cincinnati, and the cities on the Ken
tucky side. Nearly 3,000 have been
driven from their homes In Cincinna
ti, and all the other cities within ten
miles of this city report thousands suf
A special meeting of the city coun
cil today voted bonds to the amount of
$10,000 for the relief of the flood suf
ferers, and the mayor was authorized
to draw $13,000 additional for relief.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 19. With the
rest of the flood not yet In sight and
he prospect of a near approach to the
loss of February, 1SS4, attempts were
made today to estimate the losses from
he present tlood in this city. Commis
sion houses located In the low lands
lost at least a hundred thousand dol
ors. Many thousands will be lost by
factories through enforced Idleness
and unproductiveness and more than
40,000 men will lose wages. Not less
than 15,000 have been driven from
their homes, most of them being forced
to depend on charity for the necessi
ties of life. Reports from river cities
both above and below Cincinnati are
bein grecelved with pleas for help.
Many small towns are Inundated.
Northern Pacific Has Not Cars Enough
to Supply Trade.
TACOMA, Jan. 19. The Investiga
tions into the lumber car shortage
by Interstate Commerce Commission
er Franklin K. Lane today developed
facts showing the Northern Pacific
equipment Is entirely inadequate to
handle the lumber products of west
ern Washington. Sawmill owners told
how small concerns were gradually be
ing forced into bankruptcy, how larg
er concerns have sustained losses that
reach into hundreds of thousands of
dollars and how thousands of mechan
ics have been thrown out of employ-
ment by the failure of the Northern
Paclfl cto furnish cars enough to en
able the 750 wood working companies
on their lines to market their product.
GAIN FOR MEXICO.
Change in River Threatens Change of
EL PASO, Tex., Jan, 19. At a meet
ing of the citizens of Ysleta and So
corro and the citizens of the Rio
Grande Valley below El Paso yester
day It was decided to appeal to the in
ternational boundary commission for
power to cut a canal on the Mexican
side of the river, straightening the
course, In order to save the towns of
Ysleta and Socorro and several thou
sand acres of the valley land from be-
ng thrown into Mexico, by the cut
ting of a new channeL For years the
river has been gradually cutting Its
way into the American side.
SAT WITH NEGROES.
But President of Constitutional Con
vention Took Exception to Act ;
GUTHRIE, Okla., Jan. 19. Captain
Silas Greeley, of Guthrie, formerly a
member of the legislature from Okla
homa, and a wealthy citizen, was eject
ed from the constitutional convention
here today by President Murray, as a
result of a contention regarding the
President's order respecting the "Jim
Crow" section of the hall. Murray
recently set aside a certain section of
the hall for negroes, and Seeley had
occupied a seat In that section upon
VERDICT IS MURDER.
Coroner's Jury Report on Ghastly
Death at Chehalis.
CHEHALIS, Jan. 19. The coroner's
jury in the death of J. A. Wallls to
day returned the verdict that Wallls
was killed by Alban Fllnk, a saloon
man, who beat out Wallls' brains with
a piece of iron as a result of a quar
rel. The assault occurred last Sunday
in a boarding house, where Fllnk re
sided. Wallls died yesterday. Fllnk
ASUNCION, Jan. 19. A number of
Brazilians residing in Paraguay took
part in a revolt against the authorities
of Matto Grosso. They succeeded in
crossing the frontier, but were over
taken by Brazilian troops and dis
persed. The Brazilian soldiers pursued
some of the fleeing revolutionists into
Paraguay, but were forced to with
draw by the Paraguayan authorities.
GIVE ARGENTINE STATUE.
BUENOS AYRES, Jan. 19. The
government is advised by the Argen
tina consul at New York that Mer
chants in the United States having in
terests In Argentina wish to present
to the municipality of Buenos Ayres a
statue of Washington to be unveiled
In 1910, the centennial of the Argen
tina revolution against Spain. The
government has received the plan fa
vorably. MINERS DIVIDE.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 19. The
convention of United Mine Workers of
America adopted the report of Pres
ident Mitchell, but refused to concur
In the report of Vice President Lewis.
Mitchell endorsed the action of the
last national convention, allowing min
ers to sign agreements by districts.
Lewis had taken the opposite position.
BLACK TROOPS PLEASED.
FORT RENO, Okla,, Jan. 19. It Is
announced at the fort that the bat
talion of the 25th Infantry, colored,
slated to serve In the Philippines,
would sail March 15 for the islands.
The negroes are pleased with the In
dications. TOKIO TIDAL WAVE.
CHICAGO, Jan. 19. A special to the
Dally News from Toklo says: There
was a tidal wave at the entrance of
Toklo bay yesterday. No report of
damage has been received.
NATIONS ARE FRIENDLY.
CHICAGO, Jan. 19. Baron de Ku
kuchln, formerly a cabinet officer in
the Japanese government, arrived here
last night. He is on his way to New
York, where he is to sail for England
on Tuesday. Baron Kukuchln ex
pressed himself as satisfied with the
friendship existing between his coun
try and the United States.