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-PORTLAND, -OREGON.-SATURDAY -EVENING. MARCH 8,.- 1906. SIXTEEN : PAGES.'
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-City of Meridiarir Mississippi, Dm
ri : aitated by JStorm -Build-"
rings 'Crushed and i Busi-
' .".-".Vness Section In Ruins; ,;;
TOWN OF MARCON IS r
COMPLETELY WIPED OUT
Aid Is Rutbcd to Stricken PUc
- From All Parti of th State Lfct
' Ulature Adjourni' and; Member
Fire," Cremating;'' Many.
Joorul Cprclal $riM) . !
' Jackaon, Mltta., ' March I. A tornado
" Mt nlaht and 1t"U believed that "over
a hviulreAJirera kUled and arinaiiy more
r-rlnjuredrmany-or-whonr wtu die, -while
the property lose will reach tl.&OO.OOO.
The etorm cuLBftttL aClocli ,wiae .na
14 blocks lone, mostly in the business
:- district -The negro quarter and man
ufacturlnc suburbs also: suffered se
verely. Fire broke out ln the ruins and
added Its horror Jo the situation, many
beUic cremated, k Alt wises were , proa
' trated and communication Is still , slow.
Aid 'from 'air parta or the state' is be-
- lna rushed' to- Meridian. i 'The.- lesisia-
ture has adjourned -and Its members are
, . hurrying to. the devastated town to ns
lst In the rener wora;.--
The Identified dead are
K. D. McOlnnlscOnductor.
W R. Nelson, former chief of police.
.Mrs. . Ella- Slnfleton. , daughter and
, grandchild. i s '
Maie Blaughter. V,' -
Claude Williams. . - -
John Smith, engineer. - - --'
The soldiers In charge' at "Merldiaa
are unable to control the frenaled people
seeking .their relatives. Rescue brigades
i r aaarchinar varr bondlna in town.
The town of Marcon, 10 miles from
Meridian', la . reported aa completely
wiped out. The ruins burned and many
are reoorted killed. As communication
la being restored the reports of loss of
life grow, Thers Is no authentlp lnror-
the exa. numoer. j
. ' Bamae by Storm." . .
The" tornado atruclt Meridian at 1:11
o'clock. It waa preceded by a heavy
' rain stornv-durlng-which storm clouds
: developed . in the ' south and moved-on
- the city, atriklng the ' business11 center
with full force, and .within a couple of
minutes, devastating four aquares, as
' mollshlng between J9 Jind 40 buildings.
- killing many Instantly and Injuring
' many others. From the business center
the- -tornado Jumped '-to the . east ena.
4 where many residences were blown
down and damaged. . .Flrea followed In
.the. debris. . ' '
A majority of the victims are ne-
- groe,.a negro, tenement district In the
suburbs having been wiped out. The
fire department . and the heavy down-
; pour together extlngulahed the flames
' before much 'damage was done. The
city was In darkness throughout the
night on. account of the destructlpn ot
- the electric light plant. The path ot
' . the storm was about 00 feet wide and
the area of , the damage more than a
mile in width.
Among the bulldinga destroyed are
-. two large wholesale stores, one smaller
one. T. M. C. A. building, electrlo light
ing plant,-the Georgetown Cotton mills,
. ' the New Orleans & Northwestern freight
depot, Thornton's transfer - stables,
' ', Mayer-Neville Hardware company, Torn
' Lyle ft Co., Joseph Moore, dry goods and
groceries: Grand Avenue hotel, the
. . union and Queen A Crescent depot and
the negro tenement dlatrlct. -
' mesoolaaT the Injured. '
Meridian la the county seat of Lauder
dale county, it miles east of Jackson.
It is sn important manufacturing cen
ter with a. -population of about 10,000.
(Continued on Page Three.)
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Camp of Eira Meeker at Seventh and Mill Streeta. : Mr. Meeker I Crossing the Continent Marking the Old
;. '!. - ' Oregon Trail Photograph by Journal Staff Photographer , ; :-; ..."'. r--'
Saloon-Keeper Hansard Attacks
Stiti Prohibition' Secretary1
.' Ruthsrfofd at . Lebanon, -;
Or.," but Is Routed. ' ;
DR. BOOTH STEPS IN : r
; WITH: A REVOLVER
Ill Feelinf Rouicd by ' Attempt to
'Stop Sale of Liquor in' Prohibition
Town Both Partiea to, the Quar-
A re Ai'reated sndFiited by the
Magistrate.- ''nt CJrc. ,
B. Rutherford, secretary of the Prohibi
tion state committee, t Lebajipn...Oro-
goisla . few days j(go bj Hansard a
aaloon-keeper. The latter seised a chair
and attempted to brain Mr. Rutherford,
It Is claimed, but waa forced to desist
by Dr. Booth, who drew a revolver and
drove Hanaard nut of-tha hoi
sard was arrested for assault and lined
120 He then 'Jxad Dr-Uooth arrested
for exhibiting a deadly weapon In a
threatening manner and the doctor waa
nnea tta. . , . : i ,
. The trouble-occurred at the residence
of ir. Booth,, a leading physician of
Lebanon, and grew out of efforta on, the
part of the doctor and. Mr. Rutherford
to have Hansard refrain from selling
liquor until a case against him for vio
lating -the-1 local - option" taw should "be
settled by the courts..'
': ew rroUMtloa.
- Lebanon - has local - prohibition. De
spite this,' Hansard opened a saloon and
proceeded to dispense liquor. The tern
perance- advocates of the city sent for
Mr. Rutherford and he and Dr. Booth
were appointed-a committee to watt np
en Hansard and endeavor to have him
close -his place of business - until the
cirouit court settled an action brought
against .him, .focylotatina- tBeTwwf-
Jianaard waa aaken to come to Dt,
Booth s residence for the Interview.
When the aaloemmen and several com
panlona entered Dr. Booth'a house Han.
aard Immediately . seised a chair. It la
asserted, and ..rushed ' . at . Rutherford,
swearing that he would brain him.
: Dr. Booth lumped between the' two
men and warded pff the blow. . Seising
a revolver - from a drawer, -the doctor
pointed it at . Hansard and drove htm
rrom the bouse. - The saloonkeeper was
promptly followed by those who had
accompanied him. -
"-,". JKaasarS rears Tloleaoa.
The' prohibition sympathisers were
wrought up to such a pitch of Indigna
tion that Hansard walked If miles dur
ing, tha night to a neighboring towBr-lt
is said, for fear that ha would be. violently-handled
i ' :-J -'
A email mob of Hansard s followers
gathered at Dr. Booth's residence dur
ing tha night and made threats, but did
not attempt to carry them out.
The following day Hansard waa ar
rested for assault upon Mr. Rutherford
and the court fined blra 110. Hanaara
immediately swore out a warrant for
Dr. Booth, charging him with exhibit
ing' a deadly .weapon. -
The doctor contended" that he drew the
revolver only for the protection of life
on hlrown premises. He was fined lis.
A few days late Dr. Booth'a son, it la
reported, met Hansard on the street and
thraahed him. -- .
MOTOR CAR IN OHIO
"ON WESTWARD JOURNEY
' -" (Jonrnal special flervire.1
BIyria, , O., March . The -. Strang
motor car, following tha railroad track
to.' Ban Francisco from New York. Is
making good time and acta like an auto
mobile. Its owner, William B. Strang,
says that If the San Francisco trip Is
successful the csr will take the place of
locomotives for short freight lines and
of trolleys on short lines.
Canyon County Dlatrlct. Courtroonv Where Alleged Dynamiters Will Be Tried.
Off Mammoth Building for
v," ?;" OtheC Pf orerty.
LARGEST SINGLE SALE r ;
YET MADE IN CALIFORNIA
Six Million , Dollar Involved Law
' Br6thersJ WU1 'Undertake Mariage-
' " ment of Hotel, Which Will Be Sec
ond to None."
' San Francisco. March 1. Tha Fair
mount hotel property, owned by Mrs.
Theresa A. Oelrlchs of New Tork, which
cost when" completed - 11.000,000, -has
been jold to. Herbert E. ' Law ,and Dr,
Hartland Law, two San Francisco cap
italists. Mrs. Oelrlebe has accepted laJ -
payment for the Falrraount hotel prop
erty. -tha Rlalto efflc. building, on tha
aouthweat corner of -New Montgomery
and Mission streets, owned by Herbert
EL Law. and the Crossley building, on
tha northeast corner of New Montgom
cry and Mission streets, owned ' by Dr,
Hartland Law. It stated that the Law
brothers will themselver-WTaTfTaTfe the
management of the Falrmount and that
they will make It second to none In tha
world as a -hotel.
Mrs. Oelrlchs has made a shrewd
turn In relinquishing the furnishing and
operation of the Immense hotel. A
property such as tha Falrmount re-
Quires strict personal attention from
the owners, and Mrs. Oelrlchs is unable
to give this to the. property. This 1
the-largest-single sale aver' made in
the state of Ca4irrnla,lnvolving as
It does f (.000.000. ,
The Falrmount .. occupies an entire
Block-on-th aunimir of Nob HTII, be
tween caurornia, . Sacramento, Powell
and Mason streets. The Rial to build
ing Is nine-story steel structure, while
the Crossley building is six stories.
Both are manifest income producers.
IN INSURANCE CONCERNS
' (Joeraal Special Berrk.)
New Tork, March . Fully 100,000
holders of policies in the. four big in
surance companies have surrendered
them aa a direct result of the recent
exposures of crooked management. , All
these had paid premiums for not less.
than three years. On an average they
paid premiums between four . and five
years.--The averaga face value of the
policies Is (2,500, yet the average
amount refunded . by tha companies is
under 1200 for each policy surrendered.
The reduction In life Insurance carried
by the four companlee is known to be
very large rrom mis class or pottctet
alone. - A large number of policies less
than three years old have been : sur
rendered.: but - the - holdera -- received
nothing on these. ,.-,..,;
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& .-Ljjx-.-raay -innenaj
rrrrr '"" Ciwyon'County'Cpiirt'HjouM at Caldwell;
MEN WATCH GIRL
Rescuer Little Sister From
. Watery Grave. .
BYSTANDERS MAKE NO
' EFFORT TO SAVE CHILD
Little One Sinks Beneath Surface
Twice and Is Pulled Out Uncon
acioua - Through Bravery and Heroic
Efforta of Older GirL " -J '
. (Journal SoecUl Servlce.1 -
f Oakland. Cal.,-March-. Whlle-twa
young men stood by, unwilling to risk
their lives to save a heipiesa child from
drowning before their ewes,- 14-year-old
Esther Allen, daughter of Thomas i.
Allen, a copyist . In the' office of the
county recorder, j yesterday afternoon
plunged Into, the deep pool at Fourteenth
and Feral ta streets, and rescued - her
1-year-old sister Ruth. In a hard strug
gle the herolq girl brought the child
safely to shnra, sftar her headhad
twice disappeared beneath the slimy
waters of tha pond. -
Bat' for the bravery of the slater the
little girl would have been drowned, for
when aha wss taken from the water she
waa unconscious, with several com
panions the two sisters were playing
near the pool, ana in response -to
challenge of her older playmates Ruth
started to cross the pool on an - old
streetcar -rail. While over the deepest
part of the pond the child missed her
footing and, .with a scream lor help.
plunged Into the water. - , ,
Attracted by the screams of tha chil
dren, the two young men, who were
pasalng In a buggy, ran to the spot, but
neither made any attempt to go to the
rescue of the child.; Twice tna nttie
girl'a bead disappeared under the sur
face. ' ' - - - 5" - '-." '
Aa it disappeared for tha aecond time.
Esther .Allen, who . was- playing some
distance away, reached the por ana
wlthotlt hesitation plunged in to save
the life of the younger girl. After a
desperate struggle .she , succeeded in
dragging the girl within reach of th
outstretched bands of those on ths
NOME MINERS FIGHT.
,-:L. , F0R COAL IN YARDS
.. .. mmmmmt
. (Joarntl Speclil BttIc.
Nome, - Alaska. March 1 The coal
shortage situation Is critical. Men are
lighting for the few tons In the local
yards. 'There Is none at any. price.
Several mines have closed down. - The
mayor has again appealed, to the gov
ernment. ' - . ; . . . ",. , : .
TOM JOHNSON SUCCEEDS"7!
. COMMITTEEMAN' M'LEAN
t "i' (Jonrrul apedal' serviced '
" Indianapolis, March Mayor -Tom
Johnson oT Cleveland will- be the new
Democratlo national committeeman from
Ohio, succeeding John. I. McLean of
Cincinnati., , ......!..(. ,
MOBS DRIVE NEGROES : : :
- FROM TEXAS CAPITAL
" (Journal Iperlal irrvlce.)
- Houston. Tex., March S. Tha kuklux
clan is spreading. Mobs dressed aa In
tha reconstruction dsys are driving na-
tcroe from tha eltv and warning 'olhartaj
: V. '
.Diatrict Judge-Fank J Smii
UNCLE JOE CANNON FOOLED
,:IVITH BOGUS HONEY
Fun in the House of Represent
atives Over a Bunch of Cas-.
. , , - sie Chadwick Bills. : ': .
(Journal Special Berries.) (
" Washington, March I. Aa a small
bundle lay In the aisle of the house to
day It looked like a bunch of "yellow
bscas," the same as Bibiey or i-ennsyi-vanla
, and other millionaires carry.
Representative Wharton of Illinois put
It there. .. . . . -n
Representative - Mudd of Maryland.
who aaw It. laid hand' on the -"yellow
backs" like a ton of rocks,. When he
saw It was only "Cassis Chadwick
money," worth 10 centa a roll, he swore
and dropped It. Then Butler of Pennsyl
vania went through a almiur . perform
ance. . He laughed.
Then Uncle Joe- Cannon, the sneaker,
came down the - aisle. . The "yeuow
backs"' attracted his attention. He ad
)uetcd hla glasses on the bundle,, like a
mariner taking observations. That .he
was satisfied wss evident, for he sprang
on the package like' a hawk on a tame
sparrow. There -was a twinkle in his
eye. As he crushed the mass of paper
in his hands ha took a sly look over the
floor and Into the galleries to see If he
had been noticed. Ha smiled again,
dropped tha roll and sped-"t-the cloak
room. . - . : - .''-' '
' Blown ao Bits by Dynamise.- ,
, (SpeeUI Dlapatch to THe Joeraal.)
Arlington, Or., March -, Thomas
Johnson, employed by Contractor A. K.
Grant on the north bank Una. was In
stantly killed t a grading camp this
morning . while thawing powder.- Both
legs snd arms were blown off and-h!
face was mangled beyond recognition,
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The Sunday Journal
- The Sunday Journal Is the leader of all newspapers In Oregon, Its special leased. wires brings all the news
of tha world. Its msgasln full of features Is unexcelled In the northwest.
-Did you know that In one city In this country there era 10.000 sun worahlperaT If you want to learn about
, them read The Sunday Journal, for In It Is a special article . Illustrated In colors about this peculiar sent - ,
William Jennings , Bryan, writing of his tour-of tha world this Sunday, .teUs about Korea and some of tba
things ha learned there from personal Investigation..
.There are 10 pages In tha magaatne of Tha Sunday Journal, each filled with special features. Ten do not
went to miss one of them., v ' '
In addition to all the ether good things In The Sunday Journal there will ba publlehed tnjnorww tha drat
Inatallment of "The Plum Tree,"- David Graham Phllllpa', great novel of practlml rH'""' ThiaJe a atorr that
will Interest every one. It lays bare the methods ef boarws and grafters in the leglaiattire. ie aura to r !
it In The Sunday Journal, aa It Is tha only paper In Oregon which has the exclusive righis to p v 1...4
great novel. ' ...,'- . .... .
: 'c-f-Bt;Sur-to GcfTfri? Z::rdy Jcumd
Steve Adams Makes Full Confes-
' pie Creak Road and Blew Up
Vindicator Shaft, -
EXPLODED BOMB AT .
Waa a Member - of. Clique Organized
- to Put the - Fear - of God - in 1 the
Hearts of the Federation! Enemies
ereabouts - Disclosed - by- Hie
rapeetar Dtipatcb to Tba Jowaal4
Boise, Idaho, March 1. -At a con-
Ilawley, Qovernor -Ooodlng and Detee
tlve McParland It waa agreed to give
out the- bare atatement that Steve
Adams had- -tnade a full aontanlon. but
to state no details. - This . morning It
was- learned that-theconfeeslon waa
made Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
day to McParland, who secured Infor
mation while at Denver used to sweat
the confession. The story told, by
Adams covers 24 typewritten pages and
is. now locked In a safety deposit box
to which Attorney Hawley alone has ac
cess. - The confession does not cover
the Bteunenberg assassination. In which
Adams is -not concerned but it verifies
all of Orchard's statements concerning
the workings of the "Inner circle," of
which Adams waa a member.
. Always a Bad Aotor.--' '
Adams formerly ran an express wag
on at Cripple Creek, before working la
tha mines and Joining the -rrton." H
wss alwaya a very bad actor. He wai
arrested with Parker, and Davis Kennl-
son for eauslng ths wreck on the Flor
ence Cripple. Creek railroad in Jan'
1 j naryr-I0I,- and ahK- for -blowing up
r VF Ai tha Vlnllni mllu In th.
sama year, ' when Charles " McCormlck
and a miner named Meibeca were Kiiiea.
Adams escaped conviction each time by
proving an alibi. He waa working at
the time in the Strong mine, his name
appearing on the tlmebook. He disap
peared, after the Independence depot dis
aster bn June . 10V and has befn living-
on a ranch near Haines, Oregon,
where ho was arrested on February-1.
When " fcfresled,- Adams-" Uncle" em
ployed C A. Moore of Baker City to
defend him. Moore ctme here on Feb-
ruary 11. Interviewing his client. He
csme back last night. When he learned
that Adams had confessed' he went
sway. When It wss known that Adams
had .Informed his lawyer what had been
done, the prosecution raleaaed the mat
ter which It had Intended to. keep
secret. ,, .Z-.. '-V- - -'
.Brother as. Znforoer.
Adams will probably not be taken be
fore the grand Jury, aa it Is hot neces
sary to secure his indictment He has
a brother In Cripple Creek,, conducting
a milk ranch, who believed that Steve
had reformed, from which source the
Information waa obtained locating the
Oregon suspect, snd such other knowl
edge as waa used to extort a full con.
fessioa. . Adama names every member
of the Western Federation constituting
the secret Inner circle formed "to put
the fear of God in the hearts of the
It is not. expected that tha Caldwell
grand Jury can finish tts work before
Monday. It may poaelbly conclude Its
Warden Whitney saya that Adama
had been despondent since he was Im
prisoned, until after his confession,
when he brightened up and has been
cheerful and contented since. Attorney
Nugent, for 'the ' Western Federation,
saw Adama last night for ths Brst
time. The latter met the attorney, but
said that he wanted nothing and had
nothing to aay.
Assassin Bays That Xe Xopee Ood Will
forgive SOaa for Xla Many Crimes. ;
-Weeeaal Special aarvlo : ;
Caldwell, Ida., March 1. Attorneys
for the .Western Federation of Miners
are now under the searchlight of the
grand Jury. Edward Boyce. organiser
of tha federation and first president,
now a wealthy mine owner, la also un
der the surveillance of private detec
tives. W. 8. Swain, chief of the Thlel
detectives.-' tqltflhar grand lutV that he
believed it .Impossible to break up the
ring of dynamiters and eliminate law
lessness' among the miners unless he
could get at the moving spirits and
punish them. "
Ths jurors questioned uwain wnetner
he had any evidence that publishers of
newspapers were- - affiliated with tha
federation. He said that ha believed
(Continued on Page Three.) ,
in Features and Hews
f AdmitsHTrYaf ReofgahTxatTon .
Eliminated It, Even Accord's s
Ingto His Own Account, ;
SCOTT AND PITTOCK :
THE LONE DEADHEADS
Paid No Private Gas Billa for Prob- .
7 ably r Twenty - Years,' Untd Adams t
1 Cut . Them Off Free List Com- ;
plaints aa to- Charges Heard by-In
veatigatora ":f':.J "-A-
ThaxhaTga thai --tha-atocart th
Portland Oaa company Is largely water-
was completely exploded last' "evening;"
hemBe special wifimIUee Tf the clty;
council .resumed. Its Investigation. . Ho "
absolutely was - tho dhargo disproved -that
' Henry B. McQlna, special prose- ,
cutor for the Oregonlaiv was-foreed to -abandon
this- line of attack altogether. -To
substantiate .the charge, Edgar B.
Piper, managing editor . of - the Ore- '
gonlan," had, been placed on th stand,
but at the. conclusion of ' his cross- .
examination "it had been ' demonstrated .
beyond cavil t hit the stock as well as -'
the bonds 'of the gas company represent
actual bona flde Investment, dollar for ',
dollar. As Mr. Piper, waa leaving the
witness-stand O. K. 3. Wood of counsel
for the gss company remarked dryly: .
"In your paper you have published a
number of articles about the-Jgreedy gas
grafters' and the. "watered stock ot the .
gas company. My honeat belief la that...
If you had known as much then as you
know now, you would never have said .
anything of that kind.". - "
-A shout' of-laughter ' and applause...
broke from - the crowded gallery and "
lobby as the. witness, without reply,
made his, way tn his WMti-'XLT". "rT"
, . srrea. Oa' fos SooM and ipittwck. --
, Still : greater amusement waa excited '
when the testimony of C F. Adams
brought forth ths fact that Harvey W.
Scott and H. L. Pit toe k. owners of tba
Oregonlan, enjoy the distinction of be
ing the only Individuals In Portland who - '
bava been "supplied' with gas- free, of . '
charge, and that this was continued for "
many .years. . .'--.- . ... .
"Haa your company ever given away- -any
gasf asked J. N. Teal attorney for :
the gas company. - I
Only to charitable Institutions and;
to two lndlvlduala," replied Mr. Adamsj
"Who sver got any free gaeT' , j ' .
"Nobody outside of Harvey W. Scott -and
H. L. Pltttock." j
A-tumult of laughter and hand clap
ping Interrupted the proceedings, and It-'T
was with difficulty that order was re-:
stored. - .:' "
"No one else eves-got any free-gear-7-
persisted Mr. TeaL . c 'f
"Not to my knowledge," was tha re
ply. . - .. : ,. -!
. Judge McGinn strove to lessen tha'
force of this testimony and asked.
"Since when did ypu furnish free gas -to
Mr. Scott and Mr. Plttookl" ,
"I don't know when it began, replied ,
Adama, "but I know when I atopped It. .
I stopped It In l0I.-i ....'.--
Do yon mean to say that you jur
I nlahed the'TXregonlan Publishing com'
pany with free gaar' demanded Judge
"I do not I mean that free gaa was
furnished to Mr. Scott and Mr. Plttock."
' Peaaheada for Twenty Team.- '
1 Judge McGinn endeavored to obtain an ,
admission that It waa because the Ore
gonlan was a large consumer that Scott
and Plttock were .. made dea4beada, .
but this the witness denied. ....
"Well, It was out of consideration for
tha fact that the Oregonlan was one of"
the largest Consumers that you did not
send Mr. Scott and Mr. Plttock their
little bills, wasn't It" asked Judge Mo
"No sir, that waa not tha case." said
Adams flatl. ' ' 1
Inasmuch as Mr. Adamsr testimony
waa challenged . editorially this morn- ' '
ing by th Oregonlan, he was Inter
viewed on" the subject today and be
made an even more mphatle, statement" -
than waa given by him on tha witness
Not a director; not an officer, not an
employe of the gaa eotn pany - ever ' re- '
celved free gaa, nor did any outsider .
except Scott and Plttock. That was a ,
legacy handed down from the old com.
pany. From whatI am toldlJudgH.
nat they had been getting free gaa for
10 yeam at least." ,
Decided 'Loaf Aga es Badaataon. - '
In the oourae of the teetlmonx last '
evening Mr. Adams stated that laat A- .'
gust, long before tha Oregonlan began
Its attacks, the gas oompany- deter.
mined to roduco the price of gas on May -
X. of this year to 11 with a cent re-
. (Continued on Page Three.) "-