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VOL. III. NO. 5.
V PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL - 15 :1906.FOUR SECTIONS FORTY-EIGHT PAGES ,
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I GOOD MORNING W (1 TrtSrtW jSSfcsT fiftMS!ilW ferniil Circulation-
SPREADS KATO M
Tiring of 330
at Target Practice ---Lieutenant
Who Was Killed Said to Have
Be w to Blame
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WaahlDKton, April' 14. -8t mm .were
, Instantly killed and wounded- jr-
frduy on the battleship" Kearaarge off
Culebra, Cubs.' On -the eame lati--the
fatal ltth. and almost precisely la the
7 same manner. SS men were burled Into
' eternity In the turrets and the ma-
aalnca- of . Iwittleehlp Mlsaouri two
; years "'' ' ' . . -
Three bags of sunpowder.' eacb con
taltiln. It la estimated, 11 pounds -of
powder, blew up at the same moment In
the forward -turret of the Kearsarse.
; Lieutenant Hudgins, turret, officer, and
five of bis man, grouped about the big j
13-lncD 79-ton guns in tnt turret, were
instantly killed. Twenty others were
painfully hurt ' ,.t -. .
. - Ob AaalTarsary ef Tragedy.
The ship was oft Culebra in the aft'
" ernoon of yesterday when the explosion
, in the forward turret ended all thoughts
of further-target praotloe for the sea
' son. That It should have happened on
a Friday, on the thirteenth of the month,
and two years to a day later than that
which killed so many of the Missouri's
crew, added not a UtUe Interest to the
' .'catastrophe. ; . -
Here is the nary'a record of the men
who died as a result of Injuries due to
- the . explosion and were buried ' at
Peter Norburg. gunner's mate, third
class, residence New York; next of kin
Margaret Norburg. mother, , Band avail,
' Sweden. ' . '' I -"
Theodore Naeglick, seaman, residence
, Ellsabetbh. New Jersey; next of ktn
Louts Graff, - guardian, 8t Elisabeth
avenue, Elisabeth. New Jersey.- '
Anton -C-Tbornton, Ordinary seemnn.
residence New York; next of kin Ellas
Thorton, father, Wyckoff avenue. Lower
Broadway, New York. '
Julius Alfred Koester, turret captain,
first class, residence Chicago; next . of
kin John Peterson, uncle, Sit ' West
Huron street. Chicago.
, Ellis Homer Athey, seaman, residence
Parkeraburg, West Virginia; next of kin
W. E., Athey, father, 1006 Twenty-first
street. Parkeraburg. west Virginia.'
. William King, ordinary seaman, who
was probably fatally hurt, lives in
, Appleton City, Missouri.- His next of
kin Is Mrs. Alios Cox.
t The news of the disaster which oc
curred at the end of the long and arduous
...practice drills of the North Atlantio
squadron in the Caribbean sea, . came
like a blow today to the navy department
tn--the-orm-of--eablegTan-f rem Hear.
Admiral Robley V. Evans, commander
of the squadron. ; It was dated at
Calmanera, a little cable station at the
" mouth ' of . Ouantanamo . bay in Cuba,
where the dead were being laid away
-even as the department was digesting
the mesgqr news of the catastrophe.-
That -the dead are being Interred In
"Calmanera is taken to mean that the
bodies were too greatly mutilated " to
admit of their being shipped to their
- bomes. - ' i '" .;. , '- .-
Oaptela WlaalowHl Message.
Admiral Evans' cablegram was supple
mented by one front Captain Wlnslow
' of the Kearaarge. .reading as follows-. -.
"Calmanera, April 13. 190S To the
-. Secretary of the Navy, Washington On
April 13, about l:lt p. m. shortly after
completing target practice of Kearsargs
forward turret.! while the powder was
going below, three sections of a 11-tnch
charge were Ignited, wiiarge of powder
In other loft just below and one section
' inside. U-lncb remained intact. Cause
not yet determined.. Matter being in.
vestlgated. . Ueutena. 5 Joeer h , W
Orame, gun empire. : was sent to
the Maryland In a very critical state
about t p. m. The following have since
died:- Lieutenant Hudgins, turret of
ficer; Peter Norburg. gunner's mate;
Theodore Naegllok, seaman; ' Anton C.
Thornton, ordinary seaman: Julius A.
Koester, turret captain (first class); El-
t Us H. Athey, seaman. ) . ,
"The .following were dangerously In-
jnred by the accident, recovery doubtful;
' W. King, ordinary seaman.
"Will bury dead as Ouantanamo. ' Ves
sel uninjured. . . ;
7 (Signed) rWtOW.' ,
Seooad Aooldeat of the Clad. ' '
Wlnnlow'a dlnpatch gave little more
tii ea t s of what had occurred,1
May Have Caused
Pounds of Powder
It did not tell the full story of the ex
plosion that, 'in the narrow -confines of
the forward turret, - had sent six men
to instant death and bad mutilated ota
ers-so that they had to- be carried forth
by their comrades when the smoke
cleared- away. - - -w--'
Further unofficial details of the acci
dent obtained late today helpeeTTd Toohd
out the story of thla lamentable hap
pening, the second of its kind ' on the
Kearaarge. - . .. A . .
. .The KearsargS, with the -other ships
of the North Atlantic squadron, had for
weeks been engaged In one of the most
arduous practice drills during the -winter
cruise In the Carribbeaa - sea. It
was ' toward the end of the quarterly
target practice. Near the close of their
practice, when records had been made
by many of the gunners, snd when the
crew of the KeaTearge bad kept well
Into line with, the others,' showing the
work of the double superimposed turret
ship to be not one. whit behind the oth
ers, . this accident .occurred. -i
Ths Missouri's crew added not a little
interest i to the catastrophe. The
Kearsarge, according to the best Infor
mation obtainable, had been engaged In
target practice with her big 11-inoh
guns to determine their carrying power
In -sending the 1,100-pound projectiles
they carry. " To test tha stability of the
turrets It Is said that the eight-inch
guns In the upper turrets snd the two
lUnch guns in the tower one bad sev
eral times . been ' fired simultaneously.
Thla was easily done, for the touch of
an electric button was able to discharge
them all at the same Instant., The tur
rets fairly shoot with the vibration
caused ' bjrthls - shock of these t dis
charges. - '
- - - Wkea tas Bxploaloa Ooos-rred. -
It was when the gun crew in the
lower turret were about to load one of
the 11-Inch guns that 1 the explosion
happened. To load the shell of one of
these guns required liO pounds of gun
powder, . This powder. Tor convenience.
Is carried In bags of 110 pounds each.
It la brought up from the me ratines
below through . the floor or deck of the
turret ' on a hoist . that conveniently
holds the bags. In this case It la said
that the 110-pound bags had been sent
to the upper turret snd Lieutenant
Hudgins signaled to lower some powder
bags to load the gun.
: . At the same time the second lt-lnch
gun. it Is declared, waa so heated that
the fieutenant decided "lb" draw the
charge from the shell which had Deen
placed within the breech and let the gun
.Continued on Page Two,)
THE G LOR IO US M ESS AG E ' OF
Archbishop Alexander Christie writes
In thS Csthollo Centlnel) ';' ; -''.
"Easter ,ls a Chrlatian festival, com
memorating the resurrection of Christ
from the dead. in the - economy - ef
Christianity the fact of Christ's resur
rection holds the essential place which
St PauL aasfgns It In his preaching to
ths Oenttles. If Christ be not risen
again, then Is our preaching vain, and
your faith Is also vain.' According to
ths explicit declarations" of the same
apostle, belief In the resurrection Is an
Integral and Indispensable portion of
ths Christian creed. - Tor If thou con
teas with' thy mouth ths Lord Jesus,
and believe. Iti thy heart that God hath
raised him up from the dead, thou Shalt
be saved.' . ' ;. '
"The opponents of revealed religion
have practically accepted St. Paul's esti
mate of ths Importance of ths resur
rection In ths edifice of Christian Ialth,
for while they are not unanimous as to
the manner of ttack, they are general
ly agreed that tbie basic truth must
be got rid of. . And In this they ere
not Unreasonable. The denial 'of UU
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By , JSUan Hawthorne. -t. . t .1
(Special Dispatch by Leawd Wire to The Josrnal)
Washington. April 14. President
Roosevelt ; talked about" the "man with
the muck rake" - tola afternoon at the
laying of the corner-atone of the new
office building of the bouse of repre
sentatives.. Speaker Cannon and Rep
resentative Hepburn of Iowa and Rep-
reaentatlve Richardson of Tennessee
were on the prpgram for addresses la
advance of the president, but the Ma
sonic '.ceremonies consumed ' SO' much
time that all speeches except the presi
dent's were cut out. ?' ,
. The members of the senate and bouse
had reserved eests directly In front of
the speaker's stand, and when the presi
dent denounced what he called mua-
allnglng by the newspapers and mSga.
sine - writers the ssnators ana tne
scores of White House and capital peo
ple applauded. Platforms . hsd been
erected In front of the new building and
crowds of ladles with new Esstsr bonnets-were
.grouped with the reservation
for the members of - the house. ' Mrs.
Roosevelt and Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas
Longworth were In the small party of
dignitaries on the official platform.
The Marine and the Engineer Corps
bands furnished the musio alternately
with the Invocation and the ceremonials
of the Masons, the Masonic quartet Bang
as vera! Selections and Grand Master
Brown of the District of Columbia lodge
delivered. an addreaa after, the corner
stone had, been lowered Into place.
The gavel used by George Washing
ton In laying the corner-stone of the
capltol.' September IS. 17. was used
again today by President- Roosevelt.
resurrection of Jesus Christ Involves
tha total rejection of Christianity. From
the time of the' apostles down to our
own day all preachers of, Christianity
have-built upon the resurrection; and
Christ himself. Impllclty appealed to It
as the Incomparable "work which would
forever Vindicate his character and his
claims. Destroy this, temple, and la
three daya I will raise It Up.' His en
emies understood the Import of his
prophetic words, for St. Msrk tells US
that . The bhlef priests' and Pharisees
raroe together to Pilate saying. Sir, ws
have remembered that that seducer said
while he was yet alive, "After three
daya t will rise again.".' '
"That Christ literally fulfilled His
own prophecy, and rose again from ths
dead "on the third day la aa unassail
able, historical fact. Ths risen Christ
appeared many times. In many places
and to many witnesses. --Those who
beheld Him were not credulous enthusi
asts, ths easy victims of fraud or hallu
cinationthey were, on ' the contrary,
honest. God-fearing men, possessed of
those qualifications - which render any
witness worthy . of respect sqd oonfl- !
dance." The conduct of 'Thomas typified 1
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Advocates a Centralization
Trust Control That Would
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Kill the Republic.
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Speaker Cannon.' who waa on the' pro
gram ' for T an address,--followed the
corner-stone laying, simply introducing
the 'president, who read, bis- speech.
: . Keaaing' to mobody. .
Ths president's oration on the "Man
With the Muckrake", will please neither
his friends nor his enemies, f or 1 the
former will seek 'in vain In It for vindi
cation of Republican abuses In office and
the latter will be disappointed because
there Is In It so little substance for them
to attack. It Is a thing of truisms,
platitudes and copy-book maxima, suit--
able to a children's Sunday school class.
but quite out of place as an address to
men of the world, whose knowledge of
life la derived .not from copy-books but
Mr. Roosevelt's man with ' the muck
rake la a man of straw; there is In the
Journalism of the day ao such Industry
as he portrays, and although now, as
always, there la audible In streets and
barrooms If you care, to listen to It a
tone of cynical and skeptical comment on
prominent men In business and In publio
lire, there, is no more of It than there
has alwaya been.'-..
What Is new in the situation Is the
general awakening of men who- do not
make barrooms their forum and -who .do
, Archbishop Alexander Christie-
HORROR ATTENDS THE
-- FATAL THIRTEENTH
The 13th pf the month Is a
hoodoo for U. 8. battleships.
April 13, 1904, 32 men Were
killed as the result of ; an ex
plosion In a turret of the Missouri
April 13, 1906, six men. are
killed and many injured by an
explosion in a forward turret of
not open their mouths, to chance comers
on street corners. . -'These are the men
who have not hitherto believed that the
conduct of private and publio business
waa ao corrupt as had been alleged, but
who have, now been convinced, even
against their will, that more thaa has
been revealed Is true, and who sternly
demand that the evil be abated. -They
have not gone abroad to aeek for evil,
but It has been forced under their noses
and they have - been obliged . either to
succumb to It or to protest against It,
What such men aa these have felt and
seen, that has been reflected la the
magaslnea and newspapers. In : whose
pages Is . written down ths Indignation
which they utter to one another. .
Nothing could be more spontaneous
than these writings; nothing could be
written with a more sincere motive,
upon sounder evidence, from a more
genuine Impulse to purify and uplift
the publio and business life of the com
munity. The man with the muck rake loved his
muck; but the writers and speakera who
are attacking current frauds and
abuses are doing so because they hate
muck and love honesty and cleanliness.
They are not the men with .the muck
rakes. The men with the muck rakes
are the corrupt and eelilsh money-get
ters, who never look up from their sor
did Industry to contemplate the things
which money cannot buy; and the men
who are In politics for gain and am
bition only and who never lift their
eyes to see the generous rewards of
true statesmanship. In a word, it ' is
the. men whom Joumalfsm is now at-
(Continued on Page Two.)
the attitude of all those who with hope
less sorrow : mourned His death. 'Ex
cept I shsll see In His hands the print
of the nails, snd put my fingers Into
the place of ths nail; and put my
bands Into His side, I will not believe.'
Ths testimony oC Mw fellow apostles
did not shake the Incredulity of Thomas.
It was only when Thomas beheld bis
risen Savior with his own eyes 'and
had examined His wounds with his
own hand a, that he professed his faith
In ths simple declaration 'My Lord and
My God.' ,- . ' "-.'',"'
""It ts th reality nf .Christ's resnrreo.
tloa which makes Easter Sunday a day
of Joy and consolation. The Ignominy
of ths crucifixion was effaced In the
glory bf ths resurrection, and He who
had taken (he form of a servant ap
pears on Easter morn In the unequaled
splendor Of the King of Kings. During
His publio ministry. He had made sin
gular claims He hsd preached extra-J
ordinary doctrines, II had claimed un
limited sway ever ths minds and hearts
of men; He made Himself . the sole
worthy object of man's faith and love.
To Justify His demands. He produced
Option Taken on Quarter Block
; at Fifth and Oak for. Com-
. mercial Club Building
- Money Coming In.
COSTLY HOME IS NOW -
Bonds' Will Be Issued to Secure
Funds for Erection of Six-Story
i Block to Cost Quarter of Million
Dollars, and There Is Every Indi
cation They Will Be Subscribed.
An option on the quarter block situ
ated at . the northwest corner of Fifth
and Oak streets was secured by the
building committee of the Commercial
club today, H7.S00 of the. $9,000 neces
sary to purchase the site having been
voluntarily subscribed, and the commit
tee has commenced a canvaaa to raise
a total sum of 1250,000 with which to
buy ths property and build the club a
six-story home. The option was secured
today from J. IL and F. H. Page, th
owners, who made a price to the club
at a figure ' about 126,000 under ths
market value; then subscribed 125,009
towards the building fund. - The option
holds good long enough to give the club
smple time to raise the entire amoun
of Ita building fund before any actual
purchase takes place. . .
"We don't want to purchase property
unless we can raise ths amount neces
sary to build a home suoh as ws need.
said President FWLeadbetter of the
board of governors, "but Judging from
the rapidity with whloh we bays already
secured one fourth the entire sum
needed without having sent any sub.
scrlptlon list out or- put forth any ef
forts st all. I am confident that we will
have our bonds floated quickly and work
may be begun on a new home that will
ultimately belong to the club." -
' wiurioat Bonds,
Tonight circulars were mailed by the
secretary of the board of governors to
each member of the club nptlfylng him
that a building association of ths mem
bers la to be organised, that It Is pro
posed to float 1260,000 worth of ( per
cent bonds for the purpose of taking
up the option that haa been secured
and building a handsome building In
which the organisation may find a per
manent borne that will be a credit to
the city and the club. Monday morning
the building committee 'will atart out
with subscription lists and It aspects
to soon hsvs ths necessary finances.
Thirty-five per cent of the amount
subscribed will be collected In 30 days
and the balance will probably be col
lected in three payments, so, so and to
days after the date of ths first Install
ment. '. , .'..''
The members of the building com
mlttee and the board of governors are
hlshly enthuslastlo over the bond
scheme. They state that It Is a thor
oughly business proposition; one that
will not only give the club a building
and site, but will afford the members
an Investment thst will pay them and
bring untold benefits to the city, state
snd northwest. ... . .... . ....
At a. meeting of the board or gover
nors held Friday a committee composed
of r. W. Leadbettsr. Hugh Mcduire and
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
Ills divine credentials, snd His triumph
over death was the flnsi proof that He
was In truth the Son of God, the Teacher
of heavenly doctrine, the Savior of a
fallen world. 'V.'.v ., .-, '
; "Looking back upon that eventful
morning snd the significance of Its un
paralleled event, we can gain 'strength
for our conviction that Christianity Is
more than worldly wisdom that Jesus
Christ was more than man. '' The. world
may refuse to accept the angel's mas
sage, "He Is risen, he is not hers," but
unbelief cannot shatter conclusive evi
dence, and incredulity cannot invalidate
the claim, of the risen Christ The
chnrch of Christ is the unanswerable
srgumsnt , for the resurrection, and
If) centuries of Christianity have not
beeh built upon a myth. If we seek a
lesson on this great frlulvsl of the
Christian year, let It find expression in
that consoling, strengthening hore
which St Paul held out to the Chris
tians of his own day: 'For If thou con
fess ' "i ?. r 'ith the Iord Join,
and t ''! thut tlod ) Ht
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Mob of Four Thousand Demolish
County Jail at ' Sprlngfjeld,
Missouri, and Swing Two
'- Suspects Up. t
SHERIFFS RESIDENCE .
, COMPLETELY. WRECKED
Now It Is Said Men JLynched Were
Innocent Criminals .;. . Attacked
, White Man in Buggy, Beat Him
Senseless and Assaulted Woman
Whose Escort He Was.
(SpeeUI Dlipatcb by Leased Wire to Tas Joarnsl)
Bprlngnsld. Mo, April 14. Two ne
groes were hanged on tha statue of the '
Ooddess of Liberty In the publio square
tonight by a. mob of 1.000 men and
boys that broke Into the Greene county
Jail. 'Horace Duncan and Jim Cope land,
who were .accused of assaulting Mabel
Edwards, were ths victims. The nsgrosa
were arrested merely as suspects and
after the lynching It. waa learned that
they were not guilty.
A mob . of about. 4,000 gathered on
tha public aquare at o'clock, marched
around ths square and to-the city JaJL
ine negroes were not round there and
the mob started for the county-iaiL
There, Instead of trying to force an en
trance to the Jail, proper, the mob bat
tered and broke in the front of - the
sheriff's . residence, smashed the furni
ture, frightened into unconsciousness
Mrs. Horner, the sheriff's wife, and an
ally gained entrance to the lalL
The -sheriff 's residence is completely -
ruinea on the inside, the mob breaking
every bit of furniture to be found. Not
a window in the entire building haa,
a whole light of glass In It . .1 ...
Sheriff Horner and all bis deputies, to- -
gather with Sheriff WUson Grain of
Polk county and Deputy United Statea
Marshal Sheldon. - did everything pos
sible to keep the mob at bay, but to
no avail. . ; .
It waa after 11 o'clock when tha
mob finally gained entrance to the cells
Into which the two negroes hsd been
thrust - As soon ss the two nevroea '
had been secured, they were started to
the public square, ths mob howling:
'Hang .them!" .-J'Bura :. them!". "Kill .
them!"' '- , - 7 '-
Mabel Kd wards, whom ths negroes are
said to have attacked, -came to the dry 1
last - Friday afternoon from Monett.
She had secured employment' here snd
wss driving with a friend last night .
when they were atopped by two ne
groes. Cooper, Miss Edwards' compan
ion, waa beaten into onconsolousnese
and ths girl waa dragged Into a wooded
pasture, where she waa assaulted. : -
The two negroes lynched were em
ployed at : the , Pickwick stables here,
and It-la positively stated by their em
ployers that neither of : the negroes
could have been at the scene of the as
sault at the time it occurred.
T FIRE BURiiS
JACOB KO'S PROPERTY
Two-Story Frame Building at
First and Washington Streets
Gutted by Fire. -
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About midnight last night tire bn.kn
out In the two-story frame building st
First and Washington streets, owned
by Jacob Kamm. Before the firemen, got
control of the blase the building was
thoroughly gutted and damage to the
amount of 14,000 waa sustained by ths
tenants and owner. .The heaviest loser .
was Chris Tapser. who conducted a
butcher ' shop on ths premises. Other
sufferers were Tomlloson and Casnldtiy,
harness and feed, and a sign painter
named Zlrnglebel, who had rooms en
the second floor.- The cause of the nre
la not known.
DEATH VALLEY SCOTT
RELEASED FROM CUSTODY
San Bernardino, Cel., April 14 Wat
er Scott, who secured his first ' grmt
Ight's rest according to his own st -
mi-nt- because he was locked up In .
county Jail last event"". w- r
rom custody, it I t
hearing on h ' t
re Judge Outer. 1 1
lint flil-J '
urt to (
nut or '