The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, December 29, 1904, Image 1

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Tonight and Friday, occasional
rain: probably cooler Friday; high
southerly winds.
VOL. III. NO. 258.
Jetty Damaged in Gale
That Blows 76 Miles
an Hour.
Heavy Rains Have' Fallen on
Portland and Throughout
Valley But Are Expected to
Cease Tomorrow.
Between t.000 and 4,00ft. feat of the
government jetty at the mouth of the
e Columbia . river waa Washed away last
night and this morning by a tarrlllc
gale which blew at the rata of 76 mUes
. an hour. According to the obServar at
North Head there Is not more than 500
feet of the trestle work built during the
past season left. MaJ. W. C. Lnngfiu
says 2.604 feet of the structure are still
standing, but he admits that nearly
4.000 feet of the trestle was washed'
'It was merely the frame work and
tha part extending out Into the aea that
met with disaster," said the major this
morning. "It waa rather poorly sup
ported oy rock, tha work not being com
plete!, end I was afraid that It would
be too fturt to withstand tha storm. The
work of replacing tha timbers, of course,
cannot be commenced until next spring."
Wreckage Along Band Island.
District Forecaster Baals received a
message this morning from .the keeper
' of tha life-saving station at Sand Island,
who reported that wreckage from the
Jetty Is strewn all along the beach . In
that vicinity. A dispatch from Ob
server Kelllhar at North Head verified
the report, and stated that there la not
more than 600 feet of tha framework of
the Jetty remaining upright.
Notwithstanding the severity of the
Storm tha steamer Columbia crossed the
bar yesterday afternoon. Hardly had
he gone out before the' gale increased
in fury, and It is thought she will have
difficulty getting down tha coast. At
about the same tlma the steamer Sue
Elmore arrived from Tillamook almost
10 hours late. The bar Is running high
and that she reached port without sus
taining damage is looked upon as for-
- tunate.
The weather man had warnings up all
along the coast almost a day in advance
of the ajtorm. and ha states if the
mariners failed to head them they have
no one to blame but themselves. It Is
predicted by the local bureaii that tha
gale will not begin to sukatde before
tomorrow. The indication are that
cooler weather will follow.
"One of the most remarkable featurea
about tha storm," said Mr. Baals this
morntng, "is the fact tha east of the
Cascade range chlnooks are blowing. At
Walla Walla the thermometer has
risen 2 degrees during the past 24
hours and la now 64 degrees at that
place. The warm wave will melt much
of the snow that fell earlier in the
week, leaving the ground comparatively
bare. The soil will be In good condi..on
to absorb the rain falling1 In that sec
tion." It Is expected that tha Willamette
river will soon be raging. The melting
snow In tha foothills and tha heavy
ralna of the past few days. It la be
lieved, will swell the stream Ave or alx
- Rain has been pouring down at Port
lend and throughout tha valley for tha
past two days. The Indications are that
heavy showers will continue until to
morrow. Along nearly all the streets
in the north part of the city small rivu
lets are running and finding their wajr
to ttre river. Qn on of the streets
near tha custom house a sheet of wa
ter six inches deep extends for more
(Continued on Page Two.)
'.. .-pjloarfial Special Serrlee.)
CMcaW ro. S-9. W. H. Smith of this
city owes his divorce to a parrot. Tlta
talkative bird la also the cause of hla
nrreni and release under bonds to keep
the paace. , r "
About a year ago Mr. and Mrs. Smith,
then a happily married young couple,
wars presented with the parrot by mu
tual friends. Mr. Smith st once became
attached to tha bird, and his wife de
clared in the-dlvorce proceedings that he
loved It better than be loved her.
Some months after the parrot came to
live with tha Smiths the head of tha
house was greeted every evening, on his
return from workJwith the query. "How
Is Al?" This was followed by numer
ous Inquiries regarding "Al." Who "Al"
waa Rmtth did not Jtaow, -and Polly mere
ly1 rocked her head on one aide, looked
wise, rind repeated the question.
Hmllh Investigated and learned tBat
his wife waa having visitors of whom he
knew nothing, and among these waa tha
Japanese Seize Fort Ehr
lung Shan After Fierce
Revolutionary Outbreaks Occur
ing Along Russian Frontier
Railways. Destroyed, and
Bomb Outrages Occur.
(Journal Special Service.)
Toklo, Dec 29. General Nogl, com
manding at Port Arthur, reports under
today.' s data aa follows:
'"The besieging army at 10 o'clock
Wednesday, morning blew -up the para
pet In front or Fort Ehrlung Shan and
then occupied the parapet by assault
They then constructed defensive works
under the cover of heavy guns and
mounted field guns, despite the lira of
tho enemy. After placing tha heavy
guns the army proceeded to the gorge
of fork, whence the enemy waa event
uallv dislodged, after a strong resist
ance. Tha whole fort fell into ' our
hands at 7:30 o'clock in the evening.
"The Japanese casualties in the cap
ture of tha heights are estimated at
1.000 killed and wounded.
A later dtapatch states that the third
Russian garrison of 600 at the fort es
News of the latest Japanese success
at Port Arthur haa bean .received with
wild demonstrations of rejoicings
throughout the empire, and tha fall of
Port Arthur la confidently ex pec tea oe
fore the first of the year. The holiday
srjlrlt is at full tide throughout the
empire, and the arrival of Admiral Togo
at Kura tomorrow 1s eagerly awaited.
vice -Admiral Kamlmura and-otner nig
officials will accompany Togo and the
party will be personally greeted by the
emperor-upon its arrival si iqio.
, It Is reported from the Manchurlan
army this afternoon that December 27
the Russians bombarded the Bha river
railroad bridge with heavy field guns.
The Russian guns at Talten Tun have
shelled Chlsiang Tun and Shulln Tsu
and the Russian cavalry made an attack
on Helllntun and were repulsed twice
during the same day. Three Japanese
were Killed.
Chefoo Hears Too That Ehrlung Shan
(Joorsal SpecUl ferric.)
Chefoo, Dec. 2. Heavy fighting Is
reported from Port Arthur yesterday
ending In the capture last night of Fort
Khrlung Shan, one of the most im
portant fortifications possessed by the
Russians lying m the oenter of the
peninsula and completely commanding
a large portion of the town Ojf Port
Arthur. The fighting was extremely
fierce. Early In the morning the Jap
anese blew up mines underneath tho
parapet at the, base of the fort, destroy
ing theaa fortifications and occupying
them by assault. They then mounted
guns and under cover of artillery, firo
charged along the entire heights,
winning a despanate hand to hand en
counter and driving the enemy back
after a stubborn resistance.
Kevolnttonary Outbreak! Frequent and
Csar Frequently Burned In Effigy.
(Journal Special Sartlce. )
Berlin, Dec. It. Reports from the
Russian frontier state that widespread
(Continued on Page Two.)
mysterious "Al." He applied for a di
vorce, which was granted December 1,,7-a
week ago, "Al" being named aa co-respondent.
When his wife left home the
parrot disappeared with her.
Yesterday Smith saw his former wife
with a bird csge In her hand containing
Polly, leaving the union ststlon with
"Al." Smith seised the parrot, and,
heading up town, ran . aa fast aa he
could a;o. pursued by Mrs. Smith, with
"Al" In tha distance.
Filling to catch her. husband. Mrs.
Smith swore out a warrant nt cantral
police atatlon charging Smith with mak
ing threata and disorderly conduct.
Smith was arrested along with tha par
rot and placed under bonds of 2300 to
keep the peace.
On his release Hmlth left the police
court and hurried to the otty hall, where
ho or u red possession of the parrot.
You're a good bird, van ff you did
make me lose my wife," said Smith.
Where 'AIT asked Polly.
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Ten thousand dollars is worth standing in the rain to look
at, and if you want to know why the Washington street front of
Woodard, Clarke St Co.'s drug store at Fourth and Washington
streets was jammed with people until 9 o'clock last night, that's
the explanation.
The-Journal had on Show there, a comfortable little day's
receipts, the result of its annual bargain day. The Journal is
a'pion&r among newspapers in Oregon in every metropolitan
feature and in its bargain day is unique amonghe newspapers of
the country. Since mercantile houses and business men handling
others wares offered on oertain days special inducements to
their customers, The Journal saw no reason why a newspaper
shouldn't have a bargain day too. Last year about $8,000 was
the net receipts from subscribers, to whom the paper was offered
for one day at a reduction of about 40 per cent. It was hardly
expected, in view of The Journal's phenomenal increase in circu--
Killing of a Workman by Electric
Cars Followed by Attack
Upon Crew.
James Myler Meets Death
Walking in Front of Train
at Seattle.
(Special Dlapatcti to The Journal
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 29. Cries of
Lynch'the train craw." "String "em up,"
followed tha killing of a worklngman in
front of the Northern hotel lata last
night. To protect them from tha crowd
of several hundred congregated about the
place where the accident occurred. Pa
trolmen Cameeon and Helms took Mo
torman W. H. P. Bell, Conductor J. H.
Griffiths and Brakeman 8. T. Pierce to
the police atatlon, where they ware held
for nearly an hour and then released and
sent to tha offices of the .Seattle Elec
tric company.
The man killed la believed to be James
W. Myler, although he has not yet been
Identlfledi That la the name found on
papers and a tlma book In his pocket.
Myler was walking north on First
avenue south whan a train of the Seattle
Electrtfc coal cars was backing toward
trs Post street station. Myler changed
his course and started directly across
West of the track. A number of pedes
trians called to him to look out, others
culled to the men on the train to stop.
Before Myler paid attention to the crlea
nnd before tha train stopped, the unfor
tunate man was struck and crushed to
death under, tha wheals. Tha. crowd be
gan to gather, and some one took up the
cry of "String 'em up." Soon many were
calling the an way. A night squad
from the police station was called and
managed to protect the crew from vio
lence, but were not successful entirely
in preserving order.
t Journal Special Serriee.)
Boston. Dee. Is. A wireless message
fmm ('"'in Judith ststes that the big
sound steamer Puritan broke her wheel
during trie night and Is now anchored
off the point with a heavy sea running.
Qreat anvlety Is felt for the safety of
the vessel, which baa a heavy comple
ment of passengers.
xay mars
(Journal gpeetal Service. )
Patchogue, L, L, !.-. 29.. At 9 o'clock
this morning a tug succeeded in gcttin
a heavy line to the stranded steamship
Drumelslnr, which is still In a perilous
position. It Is believed, however, that
the crew may be saved.
. L . . . -.. -fr - , i r mmmmm
After Woman's Divorce, They Were Married in Secret, But Stat
utory Time Had Not Elapsed and Hatch
Proves Nemesis.
While the local police have been
exerting themselves to locate Dr. Edwin
Hughes and the former wife of Theophl
lus Hatch of North Yakima, Wash.,
they have been quietly living In a neat
cottage in a suburb of this city. Until
Tuesday night city detectives were as
sured that they had left Portland for
California. At that time the police re
ceived positive Information that they are
now in this city, and yet, armed with
this Information, have been unable to
locate them.
Moreover, there comes the surprising
Information that Dr. Hughes and Mrs.
Hatch were married In Washington be
fore they came to Portland. They de
clare that their only motive for con
cealment Is a fear that they will be
prosecuted for contempt of court, the
divorce decree granted Mrs. Hatch
being Interlocutory and marriage with
a third party being prohibited within
six months.
Dr. Hughes denies that he had a 'wife
living In Minnesota when he married
Mrs. Hatch. A statement prepared by
the couple's attorney for The Journal
"Mr. Hatch Is a farmer and stock-
raiser, located near Almlra, Wash., and
Is worth $80,000. With his wife he
lived on the fafm for more than 14
years. She Is 34 years old, 1 years
younger than her husband. They had
three children, a girl aged It years, a
boy aged 12 years and a girl sged 5.
Though prepossessing In appearance.
Mrs. Hatch has always been a hard
working woman. It Is her oontentlon
that the accumulation of Mr. Hatch's
fortune was In large measure due to
her own work and good manngemenr.t
She also says that during the last few
years of h'er life on the Almlra farm
Mr. Hatch was cruel to ner aird over
hearing in hla demeanor at all times.
She became III. end life as a result grew
"For this reason she applied for a di
vorce, which was duly granted, and by
the decree she was given the custody
(Special Dlapatrh to The Journal )
Indianapolis, Dec. 29. In the federal
court today Judge Anderson sent 1 1
strikers of the MacBeth lamp chimney
factory at Klwood to Jail with heavy
sentences for Interfering with non-union
workers. Much bitter feeling haa been
engendered at he action taken by the
Judge among tne strikers. I
I Journal SueeUI srt. -r i
"lorado Springs, Dec. 29. The police
received a telegram today from the Pry
chemlcsl company of New fork saying
that the firm had bo agent on the road
lation during the last year, -that the amount received this year
would be as large as that of last year. However, the amount re
ceived up to day before yesterday when the display was pre
pared for exhibition was nearly 910,000, and the belated mails
have since brought the total bargain day receipts to beyond that
No other newspaper north of San Francisco has now so large
a mail subscription as The Journal.
The photograph here reproduced of the immense display of
money was taken under most unfavorable conditions by Kiser
Bros. The day was dark and rainy and for that reason the
photograph lacks some of the clearness of detail which would
have been brought out under better light. Gold and bills are
piled on the shelves at right and left of the window, a keg full
of gold pieces occupies the center and the floor of the showcase
is covered three or four deep with checks, postal orders and bills.
of the two girls and one half of the real
property, while $1,700. two horses and a
carriage were given her for her Interest
In the stock on the farm. Before the
statutory period for an appeal from thn
decree of divorce had expired, being
Ignorant of the law, Mrs. Hatch married
Dr. Edwin Hughes, the family, physician.
The .pair moved to Seattle, 'where Dr.
Huglies established an office and soon
enjoyed a lucrative practice.
"n account of this marriage to Dr.
Hughes, Mr. Hatch believed that his
wife had been unduly Influenced to se
cure a divorce from him, and taking ad
vantage of the union with the physician
before the statutory period had elapsed,
sought to hold her husband for'contempt
of court. Conviction would have ren
dered him liable to fine and Imprison-
Inent. Mr. Hatch also garnlsheed an ac
count of the doctor In an Almlra bank,
attached all the property he could get
hold of and enjoined his former wife
from disposing of any of her property.
It Is understood he now claims he will
spend his wealth to Keep Dr. Hughes
nnd his wife from realising anything
from the property by the decree of di
vorce. '
"Dr. Hughes and his wife came to
Portland several days ago to avoid pro
ceedings against him for contempt of
court. It Is the Intention of Mrs.
Hughes. In sccordance with the decree
of divorce, to keep the two girls.
Within a few days she expects to begin
a legal contest for possession of her
"It is untrue that Dr. Hughes was vr
married until he was united to Mrs.
Hatch. The allegations of fraud and urv
due Influence made by Mr. Hatch will
Improved Taiga-. Thougn he has no fears
regarding the ultimate outcome ofthe
matter. Dr. Hughes does not care to re
turn to ' trie-state of Washington for a
while, because of the contempt proceed
ings which would surely follow such a
move. In the Interest of my clients I
visited eastern Washington, and am sat
isfied of the truth of the representations
made to-me."
named Mrs. Bessie Bouton, who Is sup-J
posed to oe the woman murdered on
Mount Cutler. This gives quite a set
back to the Investigation, as It eras be
lieved would lead to the arrest of Milton
Franklin on the charge of murdering
the woman.
(Jnnrnal Special Brlo i
Fill Blver. Mass.. Dec. ..--Acting
the recommendation of the Textile cmin
ell, meetings of subordinate unions have
been called for tomorrow to consider the
calling off of the strike. The general
opinion Is tkat a majority of the unions
will declare In favor of ending the
strike, which haa now lasted 21 weeks.
Traveling Photographer Mur-
dered in Lodging House ai
San Francisco.
Couple Quarreled and Woman's
Divorce Was to Have Been
Granted Today.
(Jnsrnal Special SerrW. 1
San Francisco, Dec. 29. Edward
Bruce Metcalfe, a traveling photographer,
was shot to death In his room at a
lodging house in this city at an early
hour this morning by a man identified
by the victim's wife as Edward Keeley.
with who m Mrs. Metcalfe haa been
The-Motcalfee came here a few weeks
ago from Auburn, Cal. Quarrels said
to hsve been caused by Keeley's friend
liness for his friend's wife, resulted la
Mrs. Metcalfe applying for a divorce
some time since. This caae waa to have
been decided today.
The only witness to the murder was
Mrs. Metcalfe, who states that she saw
Keeley emerge from her husband's room
a few mtnuten after the shot was fired.
run to the hallway, thence downstairs
nut on to the street, making good his
What the quarrel was about the wlf-
does not know, nor can she give a reason
why Keeley ahnuld have visited her hus
band at that hour In the morntng. There
are so many strange circumstances re
garding the affair that Mrs. Mi'tcalfe Is
under suspicion herself.
(Journal gperlal Sorvlec i
Iiii1svlll, Ky.. Dec. 29 In a small
white coffin-In the home of his' parents,
lies the body of little John Clark, a w-year-old
boy. who died last night after
10 hours' unconsciousness aa the victim
of a Christmas Celebration.
The Inquest showed that Ihe child's
death was due to acute alcoholism,
which waa brought on by liquor given
him by his parents after they them
elves hasVaJmblbed tort freely of win
and whisky In making merry on Christ
mss day
The boy was a pretty, fair-haired III
tie fellow and waa a son of Ellas
Thurston and a stepson of Ronnie Thurs
ton. Thurston came Into possesslsou of
a Jug of wfne and a quart bottle of
whisky nnd he and his wlfe Irojjilged
lii-ls afioi Ihe ciirl-Hn.i , -I. a
After the couple . had become thor
oughly Intoxicated they plied the child
The Circulation
Of The Journal
Yesterday Was
"Unless Something Un
foreseen" Arises Grand
Jury Done with Him.
Former President of the Senate
and Ex-Surveyor General, Re
cently Convicted, Are Be
fore Investigators,
:CoiiKre!man Binger Hermann
again before the federal grand Jury thla
morning. - For an hour and a half he was
In the Jury room, where ha was aubject
ed to a searching inquisition. . For half
an hour after his examination was con
cluded and he had left the room no other
witness was called. Mr. Heney re
mained In the Jury room, and it Is sup
posed that Hermann's testimony was
under consideration.
When Mr. Hermann emerged from tha
Jury room he was asked whether his tes
timony before the grand Jury wan too
yes, I understand so." he replied, "vin-
"Then you will go back to Washing
Weir, that Is to be decided later: we
shall talk It over. Of course." he added,
haatll, "I shall return to Washington
soon, but I cannot say exactly when X
will go."
Wot Likely to Be aaecalled.
It is ribt likely that either Senator
Mitchell or t'onaresSman HermanntIIl
be culled again tlefore the grand jury.
Oeorge C. Brownell. former president
of the Oregon suite annate, and Henry
C. . Meldrum, former surveyor general
and recently convicted of fraud in mak
ing land sui reya, appearpd'at 2 o docK
this afternoon under subpoena to tes
tify, before the grand Jury. Brownell
waa first cglled Into the Jury room.
There Is reason to believe that tha
grand Jury wtyl Include in Its Inquiries)
some of the frauds committed in the Of
fioe of Surveyop-Oeneral Henry Meldrum
in the adrveyg of public lands. Her
mann was at that time rutted States)
land commissioner and Meldrum's su
perior officer. All surveys ware ftrgfe'
authorised by Hermann.
It has neen stated repeatedly in the)
past that certain books and papers which)
disappeared at Washington just before).
Hermann left the land office would play
an Important part In The present Invest U
gatlons if they could be produced.
Among these documents were the 61 ex
hibits attached to the famous report of
Col. A. R Oreene. which led to Her-
mann'a removal from the land officer
Included In these exhibits were tele
grams which parsed between Hermann
and Meldrum, and between Hermann and)
Waggoner, Meldrum's chief deputy. The)
exhibits were attached to Oreene's re
port, and were last seen In the land of
fice Just before Hermann's forced resig
nation took effect, on February 1, 1D03.
Latter Books Destroyed.
Over 30 letter books were destroyed by
Hermann Just before he went out of the)
land office. These are said to have con
tained correspondence which the gov
ernment would now greatly like to have.
It Is probable that testimony concerning
the destruction of these hooka will bat
given by some of the witnesses brought
from Washington and who were subordf
nates of Hermann's while he waa land
No further Indictments are expected '
today or tomorrow. Oeorge Sorenson,
who was Indicted with TLoomls, Ormsby
et al.. arrived In Portland yesterday
from the east. He has not yet entered
pleu to the Indictment nor given ball.
Right or fen' witnesses from Sweat
Home and Foster, -In I. Inn county, are
here under subpoena, and mgy be called
before the grand Jury late this after
noon or tomorrow.
KAntlN 1 1 rnAiNrv
freely with liquor. He soon hecaa
drunk, hut the father held htm tin whllo
Mi.. I ir i.nnr. .1 m., tlmiA, .lnw
ma inr'iui. nornc iim' i.iht trie DOT
was round uncnnsclnua.
it taitxit was called la and did
but the poison had taken too deep
hold. After llngi-rl-g for several diys)
the little fellow becanf -mis
and did not regain lm. .if , hie
senses before death, which naUy
Following the ..nxier's Inquest
parents have" been arrested Both
press repentance and contrition sad
ueenty grieveo over me result 01 i
drunken prank. NelghlKirs sre very
uiarnniii alio 'ni ii-ii mr-m wiiii irn
l r i ,-i - nt ' l nr 'III I ll 1 1 1 1 I . Ill m W I
escape punishment.
Th la Is the nrsl case III Ilia a
of the state where a valid SSS died