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New York, Aug. 17Th city of Valp&raiv4ha metropolis
of Chile, was destroyed by earthquake last night.7VFi.res Imrned
. lately burst out In a score of places and are; raging unchecked
anions the ruins of the city. Hundreds of persona met death in
tfuTcrgmbling buildings and the Joss of life is appalling. U Along
the narrow strip of shore on which the business pari of the sea
, port, was built and upon fhe steep hillsides where clustered the
: thousands of villas and homes ths devouring flames aiVstil! con
suming vthe , shattered fragments of stately structures that; but
yesterday were the pride of Chile; It Is a repetition of the San
Francisco 'disaster.. Panic reigns among the inhabitants who are
madly .fleeing into the hills - 3" -?V f '' ' o if.
The earthquake was felt in all South American ; cities, and H
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Afraid Earthqaake at
Valparaiso Has Caus
ed Great Damage and
Loss of Life
. Elilpplnc men f tar that ; th artb
- quak mt Vlpralo hm caused -the d
' atractioa of fraat numbar of veaaela,
for tha port la an open ona and they
Mr It atanda to raaaon that tha undulat
. Inf movement of tha earth'a emit w5
followed br a tidal wave. According
-' to mariner who have -Vtsltted the plaoe,
tha rreat earthquake; of 1171 was fol
lowed by an Immense wave that .drove
more' than half a hundred vessels onto
. the beach, where they plied vp hlfh and
dry, and hundreds of sailors lost their
;.llves. . I ; . .....
Robert WllsoiC' who Is preparing-' to
: leave for Ban Francisco this evening to
take command of the achooner William
' A. Bowdeiu, waa in Valparaiso about IS
. months ago, then as chief officer on the
achooner. James .Tufft.; Mr. Wilson con-:
eurs with other mariners In the belief
that the earthquake haa caused great
damage to shipping, because of the pe.
; , culler condition 'of the Anchorage there.
Valparaiso Is located In an open bay,
. sheltered, slightly by two small islands,"
. said Mr. Wilson. ,-, "The port - officials
. considered anchoring In the open better
than In: the bay' and . for that, reason
most of the vessels lay In 4he open ex
cepting when at either, of 'the only two
, wharves' there, one owned by the Pa
cific Mall Steamship company of Liver
pool and the other by the Chilean com
v pany, where they only remain long
enough to discharge Joads. They are
; always at anchor off shore when await
(Continued oa Page. 8t,x.)
- Harbor of
'." ' (Joonul gpeeial aerrlre.)
. 'New York. Aug. IT. A disaster simi
lar to that which last April over
whelmed Ban Francleco, last night de
stroyed the city . of Valparaiso,
metropolis and . chief seaport, of Chile.
At 7:40 o'clock last night there was a
terrlf 10 earthquake which damaged every
building In the city, tearing down many
of the largest structures and cracking
and crumbling others so that they. are
unsafe. - Fire Immediately 'broke out In
a score of places and all night and today
names raged with unabated fury. Tne
antiquated water system of the city was
rendered useless by - the earthquake.
Hundreds. of people were caught -In the
crumbling ruins, many - of them killed
outright, while others were pinned be
neath the wreckage and fell a, helpless
prey to the devouring flames. ,
. I Bvery Boil ding Damaged.
Hardly a building In the city escaped
damage,, hundreds of casualties are. re
ported, but it. Is Impossible, owing ' to
the meager details ao far received, to
give a correct estimate of the loss.' It
will be days before anything like, cor
rect figures can be reached, and it Is
probable that the exact number of those
who perished .will never be known
The loss is greatest In the narrow
streets lined with - old -tone houses,
dating from tlte Bpanlsh regime, which
were inhabited by the lower classes, al
though many lives were also sacrificed
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miini0IFBmQ$ 1: REPORTS
. : noxth Par.rV History
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PORTLAND, OltZCON.. FRIDAY , EVnjINO.i AUGUST;
Is feared that many remote towns have suffered extensively. ; It
was heaviest along the west coast,' Valparaiso , suffering worst.
At Washington the seismograph was violently agitated for four
hours.. ' The tremors were slow, covering from eighteen tojorty
seconds, and finally ceased about midnight, but indicated the se
verest disturbance of the earth's surface since. the. San Fran
cisco quake. Practically every
verely damaged, many of the
; Ing demolished. The quake began in the early evening and the
shocks continued at frequent
Cable operations have been" interrupted, but are : how restored.
All night flames raged among
dead and injured were burned
la tha flimsier structures In tha newer
part of town. - ' " y ' .
Nearly all of the modern buildings,
erected by European and American mer
chants, suffered heavily in tha disaster,
stocks of merchandise being . total
loses -' -:- - . .i;-.V
nasaaa Vweep City. "
From tha densely built ' shore line
business section the flames rushed with
startling rapidity, sweeping up tha ad.
Jacent hillsides and consuming the
ruins of many- costly villas and man
sions, ' the ' residences of the batter
class of Chileans.
Private ad view state that the earth..
quake. came' about supper. time and that
the movement waa rotary both from
north to south and from- east to -asst.
The first shake waa a terriflo one and
there followed in rapid succession other
shakes each from It to 4 seoonds la
duration, showing that the earthquake
lasted continuously for several hours,
which la remarkable in the jhlstory of
earthquakes. . .
The inhabitants fled wildly into the
streets, where many 'were struck down
by crumbling waits and nying aeons.
In some instances whole families were
burled beneath ths falling walla.
. Befugsee am - amis .
'The panlo-strlcksn, residents fled to
the hills where thousands have congre
gated and great suffering from expoe
ura and lack of food Is reported. Many
ofrthe hills above -the clty are Mack
with 'refugees -.whosa possessions have
all been destroyed, -with the exception
of the clothes. upon their backs. -
, From a city of gaiety .and laughter.
trsde and commerce, Valparaiso - haa
been transformed Into ' a smoking wil
derness. v Fires still ' blaaa among - tha
ruined structures and It la feared that
few buildings will eacapa the almost
universal devastation. Dynamite - had
been resorted to by tha foreign popula
tion In the hope of checking the flames.
The natives aeem too terrified te ren
der material assistance, i i ,
WQd Soeaaa ef Faaia.
The wildest voenee followed the earth
quake. Panic-stricken people rushed to
and 'fro In tha darkness, calling wildly
to their loved . ones rrom whom t they
had' become separated In the general
confusion. The street lights were ex
tinguished at the first .shock and- the
city plunged' Into ' Inky blackness il
lumined only by .the areisincxeaatng
flamea of the burning buildings. -
The earthquake destroyed cable com
munications, but this morning the ca
bles were restored as far as "Valparaiso
Hut." a cable building on tha. seashore
outside the city. . This morning . the
operators returned to Valparaiso, In
dicating that the danger Is over.
Communication with the interior ' is
completely destroyed and It is feared
that many ef the Inland- cities Buffered
.(Continued ea JPage aUagt .
building in ' Valparaiso .was' se
palatial government structures be
intervals ' throughout the night.
the ruins and hundreds of the
where they lay pinioned beneath
City-Many Quakes in
Past Town Built on
1 ":. (fcaraal tpeetal ServUe. - -Washington.
Aug. 17. The Chilian le
gation- haa received no word regarding
the earthquake.. Tha .state department
haa received no advices from the Amer
ican diplomatic consular representatives.
It is reported that a -number of interior
towns suffered worse than Valparaiso.
Reports vary, and oonfilot this after
noon. Borne say that portions of Val
paraiso burned all night and hundreds
of citlsens were buried under tha ruins.
Upon the heels of this eomea a report
that- the loss or life is unconfirmed, bat
that Urea are burning In vaiioua parte of
Valparaiso Is tha chief elty of Chill
and haa a population aatlmated at 1(0,.
000. It la tha principal town or the
province of tha same name and one of
the principal commercial porta oa the
west coast of South America, situated
on a fine bay. -
The city lies at the base of a range
ef hills varying from 1,000 to 1.400 feet
in height. A narrow strip of low land
Ilea between them and the sea. On this
and an sites formed . by , cutting away
the cliff most of the houses are built.
. Much of tha . foreshore haa been
raised by earthquakes and aa extenslva
embankment extends Into the bay. - The
older portion af tha olty, in which are
the principal publlo and commercial
buildings, is separated from the newer
porton by a, projecting point.
(Continued on Page Blx.)
The news of tha fate of Tal-. 4
paralao,' following, ao soon the
wreck of San Francisco, shocks q
the -world. Thsra was a terrible '
similarity in the - stories that
told of the wreck of those towns, 4
which, although o far apart, bad a
many polnta of resemblance. q
ine nrsx . inunium ei me w
calamity In Valparaiso was re-: q
cetvad In Portland over . The' d
Journal's ' wire, from New
Tork; confirming , dlspatohss q
nuns fmnt Denver and Chloaro. a)
a I and following Its custom of glv- 4
d ing the news first. The Journsl 4
-put an extra., witn a complete, e
e ' Illustrated story of the disaster, x d
on ths street. Not only did Tha a
4 Journal's extra beat all the - 4
e papers in Oregon, but dispatches '' q
' from correspondents show that 4
a it was the first on the coast to d
d Issue a special edition giving the e
a details of Valparaiso a dee true a
d tlon. . t . . ' e
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IT, lSC&-SIXTEEN PAGES.
City and Bay
BY BOY HERO
Eleyen-Year-Old Martin Ungos
Dives iWth Clothes oni for
: Down for Third Time and Suc-
ceeds in Saving Life
Martin ZJngos, 11 yeara of age,. at
the risk of his own life,' yesterday res
cued lltUe f-year-old ' Willie . Hanson,
who had sunk for the third time. '
Llngos is employed At Captain Bun-
dya. bathhouse in the capacity of errand
boy, messenger and all-round utility
youngster. . He secured the position
early in the summsr and the first thing
be did on going to work was to learn
to swim. So expert la he now that he
can perform most any aquatlo feat that
tha older and mora experienced swim
mers who patronise tha place can show
him. ' ; '
Teeterday a number of small boys
were bathing In the river a abort dis
tance above tha bathhouse.' Willie Han
son was among them. He waded out
from the bank and suddenly went be
yond his depth and sank. He rose, how
ever,' and called for assistance. Unable
to swim, he sank again and even the
third-time, before those who heard his
calls realised his danger.'
Young Llngos was tha flrat to- par
eelye . tha unfortunate, lad. Without
(Continued on -Page Three.)
FRISKY 10NKEY WRECKS 5 HOIWE
Drives Portland Family to Bay
and Then Proceeds to Smash
'. Crockery and Scatter .Gro-
. ceries About Kitchen. .
- In comparison with ths havoc wrought
In tha home of Marks Ry bice, a tailor.
at 491 1 Clay- street, early this -morning
by ' a frisky, mischievous chimpanzee,
the. property of -J. J. Lambert, a saloon
man at Chapman, and Jefferson streets,
ths antics. of the, proverbial bull in the
china ahop - are a mere circumstance.
After nearly frightening the family Into
a state of nervous prostration the
Simian Interloper .wrecked the kitchen
of the. Hybke home completely. ' A- tele
phone call to. police headquarters ; took
Desk Sergeant Inaksep "to tha aoene
post hast.. By ths combined efforts of
the policemen and- several neighbors,
the protege of Darwin waa Anally over
come and returned to hla' doting master.
It was shortly after . O'olocfe. that
Charles Rybke. who waa sleeping In-a
tent oa ths 'lawn, .wss aroused by a
series of peculiar gutters! sounds. The
young man 1 awakened from a profound
slumber rubbed his eras sleepily and
glanced about to ascertain the cause of
the disturbance. Peering from under
the flap of the tent was a giant ape
Intently taking a survey of the interior.
The monkey spotted Rybke. at thia junc
ture- and without waiting for the form
ality of an introduction, with a snarl
made a spring for the bad. Rybke did
not wait for a eloaer aoquaintanceahln
but made a da ah for the back fence and
broke ail hurdle recorda in getting over
at ona bound... ,. .........
Rybke aenlor next put In an appear
ance and the ehlmpansee made a dash
for him. The tailor beat a hasty re
treat Into the house and. ths monk with
a malicious grin climbed up the baok
porobAto a. seeping. .apartment oatha
7 ' ' " -PRICE TWO
of Valpralao.f: 4 v - . '
HEIRS OF LATE
Preferred Claims Will Wipe Out
, Estate, Civkng dther Creditors
Leaving Nothing for Heirs of
"the Senator, .v. ! ' .;; :V,'
The creditors of tha estate of Sena
tor John H. Mitchell may have to 00 n
tent ' themselves with a payment of 10
cents on the dollar, or even leas. If the
figures given by Administrator , David
M. DOnne, in a report - to the county
oourt filed this morning are correct
Administrator Dunne reports that the
claims against tha estate amount to
$11,500, while - tha total value of the
property of the estate is but M .121.
Tha report shows that there are pre
ferred ' claims - amounting to 11,169.
among them a claim of the United states
for 1.000. This is for the fine that
was Imposed upon Senator Mitchell a
year ago, and tha government will de
mand Interest on the amount from the
time It became payable. " , ' .
When the preferred claims are ' paid,
the aaaeta will have been reduced to
M.664 and the cllams to be satisfied to
19,131. This will aUow tha holders of
claims not) preferred about 17 cents on
Administrator Dunne'e report . was
filed this morning In connection with, a
(Continued on Page Three.)
This la tha Monkey I
second floor. - Rybke fortunately had
closed the '- hall door and the Intruder
made his descsnt to the ground. Find
ing the kitchen door slightly -ajar he
wended his way Into the culinary de
partment. -. .. 1 , : 1'
The first thing to attract the atten
tion of the Blratan waie a dnaen 'glansee
of erap .apple JcUy .which Mrs. Krtke
Returns Verdict ; of
Guilty After Beinj
Oyt Less:; Than 20
Minutes ' ; - ' ;
Only One Ballot Needed to Dew
termine Question of Guilt dr
Innocence Testimony of
Watson for Government .Took
Away Last Chance of Defenses
Clarence ' B. ' Zachary, stockholder h
the Butte Creek Land. livestock Lum-
ber company and manager af lta big
ranch in Wheeler county, waa convicted
of perjury thia morning by a jury that
remained - out . Just SO . minutes. - Me
recommendation . of meroy accompanied
the verdict.. . :.- - , .
" ua&ouw u Mmxtumry culia u faie
yesterday, afternoon when.. Charles A.
Watson, whose - fraudulent homestead
proof resulted la the Indictment of him
self and his two witnesses, Zachary and
Coa Barnard, took the witness-stand for
we government ana maae a oomoleta
confession. Watson's change of front
hit the defense like a blow between tha
eyes. He, like Barnard, had been eon
victed, notice of appeal bad bean -gtvea,
and Judge Bennett, hla attorney, had:
no idea that he would join the foraea
of tha prosecution. . .
Things were moving along slowly be
fore Watson made hla appearance.
James Loran Combe had given testis
mony concerning tha fanca br 'whlrk
the Butte Creek company had inclosed
is. vow acres or government land in ltd
big pasture. ' Judge Bennett era -
amlned the wltneae for an hour with a
view 01 retting some admissions that
might add. to . tha airy superstructure
whose only foundation waa tha theory
that Zachary had acted in good faith
whan he' swore that Watson ha1
piled with all ths requirements of tha
nomesieea law. The long and waarU
some aeries of questions ended at lut
and then Special Assistant Attorney-
uvnermi rancis j. ; xieney Set off his)
hidden mine. . v .1
Vatsoa U CalleaV -, 1
Tall Charles A. Wateon.- ho said.
Watson, looking even aallewer than
(Continued an Page gtx.)
Brave Policeman Finally Sub
duee Animal, by v Blow From
'Club, Then Owner Appears
"and Takes Monkey Back.
had made the previous dsy. After eat
ing seven jars - or thia he dumped tha
rest on the. floor and , Bought . for soma
other form of amusement. Ths crockery
closet . looked inviting and In aa in
credible short time' the dinner set.
which had been the pride of the Rybke
household, was strewn. In bits about the
floor. - The pots, pane, conktng utensils
and stove- lids he hurled about with
H.n4.. M.. Va -.Ilk
vuwv.w.a . 1 W y 1.1. KIW IU11. .Ml,
en tha table poured the contents on the
floor to commingle with tha rest of the
errecJukge.1 . - ,, -
ratroiauka Bffsota Oaptara,
Patrolmsa Inskeep arrived st this
juncture and found the ehlmpansee sit
ting on the . stove scattering the eon
tents of a package of ends nn the floor.
Tha kitchen waa aa indescribable wreck
and the polloemaa enught to And soae
way to prevent further destruction t
property, Strategy failed to din
the ape and all efforts to Induce h
come out into the yard were met .
chuckle and a wink. Inskeep n
drew his oluh and eoursseoualy r:
into tha room putl the eimtan hoi 1
combat with ona blpw.
. A. stout rope was seour1 - '
monkey tied to a plum tree I '
until the arrival of Imbel. 1
master hove In slM t,
Ing his head In h e b-i.
Ing something whKh fu .! 1
a hesdsnhe." The fc..i .nn 1
a small menagerie In hie r
at a loss to know ho the
d to mnks hi ei e.
thar trouble h he t
tln of preeenttrj t.
park aoa. .
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