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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 19. 1906. -EIGHTEEN PAGES.
HUNDREDS KILLED BY CYCLONE IN CUBA
GOOD EVENING 1 1 U V,ir4 MR.M
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CRUISER BROOKLYN IS WRECKED
C4 MP COLUMBUS IS DEMOLISHED
Havana, Oct. 19. Aa the result of the worst cyclone in the history of this city hundreds of persons are known to
be dead, hundreds of others injured and millions of dollars damage done.
The United States cruiser Brooklyn was torn from its moorings in Havana harbor and is thought to be hard
aground. Others of the American fleet are reported to be seriously damaged. It is believed that there is great loss
of life among the crews.
Camp Columbus was practically wipetf out, every tent was leveled and nearly all torn to shreds.
Some of the poorer sections of the outlying districts were swept clean of their shanty homes, which were only
toys before the eighty-mile-an-hour wind. The only estimate of the dead so far is made in this city. Communica
tion with the interior has been cut off for two days. There are the wildest rumors afloat and the destruction
wrought, it is said, is terrible. There was a great loss of life in the province of Pinar del Rio.
One soldier was fatally hurt and a number are reported seriously injured. When the blow struck the harbor
it was packed with scores of small vessels. Many were torn from their moorings. Ships not docked in Havana were
dashed on the rocks and shores.
Only the fatt that the weather bureau gave half an hour s warning, permitting the sailors to prepare, prevented
much greater damage. Most of the fatalities so far reported are among the native Cubans, though about a score
of foreigners were killed, some being Americans. Many buildings in Havana were leveled as if by an earthquake.
M illions of Damage and
Many Lives Lost in
Worst Storm in His
tory of Island.
Jral SmcMI Berries. t .
Havana. Oct. Id. With but halt an
hour, warning th city ef Havana M
swept yesterday with the moat terrific
cyclone In Jta history. Tha tlma for
nHiiki nrnvMl all too short, and
, aa a result hundred of pereon arc
Known to Oe OMfl, wnun nuauiw. w
others ara seriously Injured, ships In
tha harbor are total wreck a, and blocka
of fine buildings leveled to the around
aa though by an earthquake.
Loaa of life among the crewa of tha
United State war veeaela In the her
tor la believed to have been heavy and
a number of Americana were among
the foreigners killed ashore, on of
them being a soldier at Camp Columbus,
which was practically wiped out.
When the storm swept over the har
bor the cruiser Brooklyn was one of the
first craft to suffer, and is supposed to
have been -driven hard aground and
badly damaged. Tha great ship was
torn from its moorings and driven be
fore the cyclone with the speed of an
Other American vessels of war were
caught In the fun fury of the gale and
thousand! of dollars' worth of damage
was done before th wind had spent Its
In the city conditions wars as bad. if
wet worse, than In the harbor. Many
building" were leveled to the ground
and scores of persons lost their lives
In ths wreck. Searchers have already
found hundreds of dead and maimed
bodies in ths debris and every hour's
work brings now tragedies to light.
Oamp Columbus Destroyed, i
Like paper the tents of Camp Co
lumbus, where the American troops
were Quartered, wore swept down, not
a canvas abode remaining to mark the
former sits or me camp arier ine norm.
Lifted by th galo, the tents ware swept
across the country and ths shreds of
canvas scattered for miles. Personal
belongings of the soldiers were blown
In every direction and many of the men
ware Injured by falling tents and flying
Moat ef th fatalities reported so far
have been among the native Cubans,
both ashore aad in the harbor. Th na
tive aallora war aboard th smaller
craft which literally packed the harbor
and mat almost Instant death when ths
eye ton came. Thos asnor who died
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Steamer Ste. Lucille
. Is Wrecked Off Flor
ida Coast in Tornado;
Atf Supposed Lost.
Wearsel SUl Barries .)
Jacksonville. FT... Oct. !.! A delayed
asocial this afternoon says thst ths
greatest damage by the tornado oc
curred on th extreme south coast of
Florida, about 1 o'clock yesterday
morning. The hurricane swept the
peninsula early In the morning; doubled
beck and hit the coast with Increasing
A conductor on th east const line
from Miami reports that th steamer
St. Lucille, with a crew of 40. Is sup
posed to be lost off the south coast of
Florida in tns hurricane weaneeoay
night Portions of ths superstructure
and smashed small boats wsre westied
Every building In Miami waa dam
aged and scores hurt, but It Is thought
that none aro seriously Injured. The
waUr flooded th streets to a depth of
several feet, and residences were blown
down end public buildings wrecked by
the storm. It is feared, also, that the
warships which had started out from
Havana ware caught In the storm. They
carry Wlrelees tlegrph equipment, but
th station at Key West has been un
able to pick them up.
Communication with Havana, which
was completely cut off last night, was
restored this noon by th Western
Union Telegraph company, and the
officials of the company report that
the damage at th capital of Cuba was
At Miami, according to latest reports,
more than 1(0 houses ware blown dawn
by th storm. Ths rear sheds and roofs
wsrs blown off the Peninsula and Occi
dental steamer sheds and, among other
buildings wrecked, were the Methodist
and Episcopal churches
Houses were ruined st Key West and
Havana was totally Isolated for hours.
Th storm tor through central Cuba
with futl force, then passed out to st
sweeping across ths Atlantic ocean to
ward th Bermuda Islands.
LIFE OF HARDSHIP
IS ENDED BY DEATH
Pickens, W. Va, Oct. 1 Oeorge
Rase hid, an Assyrlsn leper, who has been
buffeted about the country and spurned
by all communities, the sypjpathetlc
feellngs of th charitably Inclined being
overcome by revulsion, dta tats morn
ing of heart disease.
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United States Cruiser Brooklyn.
N Y CENTRAL FINED $1 08,000
Railroad Must Pay Big Price for the Rebates
Granted Sugar Trust Traffic Agent
Frederic Pomeroy Also Fined.
(Journal Special Berrlce.i
New York, Oct. 19 Fines totaling
$108,000. being $18,000 on each of ths
six counts, were Imposed today upon
the New York Central railroad by
Judge HoK Of the federal court for
granting rebate to th American Sugar
Frederic Pomeroy, the man who ar
raigned ths rebaters, assistant general
traffic manager of the New York Cen
tral, was fined $1,000 on each of the
els counts. A stay of 0 days was
granted pending an appeal to the United
States eunreme court.
The case was brought on evidence
furnished by W. R. Hearst and is th
first of a series of cases pending
against all railroads centering In New
York city. Indlotments in many of tha
oases have been returned. Th trial of
the Central began last week and Tues
day the Jury returned a verdict of
A score of prominent railroad offi
cials are defendants in the cases pend
ing, and all the officials of the Ameri
can Sugar Refining company, familiarly
known as th' sugar trust, sr Included
along with them.
The evidence aa submitted bares on
of the most astounding mates of gross
favoritism, flagrant rebate and vicious
Sweetheart Aids Her Lover Steal From Her
Parents and Sees Brother Go
to Jail for the Crime.
(Jearaal Seech 1 Berries.)
San Francisco, Oct it. A remark
aM story of - hypnotic Influenc was
told In oourt by Louisa Schmlts. "I
waa Ms slave. I did whatever he told
me to do," said sites Louisa Schmlts
In Judge Trout's court yesterday, weep
ing bitterly as she told how Bdwsrd
Cordero compelled her to keep silent
while he took $11,000 from her father a
house st 741 O'Fsrrrell street, and even
held her peace when her brother had'!
been arrested for the crime. Cordero
is now In Jail pending an appeal from
an eight-year sentence for the offense,
but William Schmlts. a blacksmith, 71
years of age. Is trying by means of
civil action to recover some of the
property which he believes was bought
with the stolen money.
Mini Schmlts described how Cordero.
during the month of August. 1M4, won
har heart and then, anpplementlng oom
platsance arising front her with a fre
quently flourished, revolver, compelled
partiality that has ver been unearthed.
Letters, circulars, prfVate agreements.
Initialed memoranda of private under
standing, special alowsneee and private
refund are all In the hands of ths gov
ernment. Every trunk Un east of the
Mississippi is involved.
The relations existing between the
American Sugar Refining company and
th railroads who are members of the
Joint Traffic association, a revealed In
th suits brought by ths government
against these oorporatlona for granting
of rebates and Infractions of the inter
state commerce law, are of the most
startling character. Just hew an In
dustry could be built up, or destroyed,
by the granting of special privileges is
revealed in the evidence.
Bala of Beet Sugar Men.
How the ruin of the beet augar men
In the northwest was accomplished is
revealed. How hundreds of thousands
of dollars rolled back Into the coffers
of H. O. Havemeyer, of the augar com
pany, aa special traffic favors. Is In
dicated, and how competition was
throttled la all outlined.
The American Sugar Refining com
pany controls about 70 per cent of the
sugar output of the country. The Ar
bucklea work more or less In harmony
with the sugar company, which also has
a coffee refining plant known as the
Wool sen Spice company at Cleveland.
her to sisist In rifling her parental
'The nret time. I ever want out with
him he took me to a restaurant on Ocean
boulevard,' said the witness, "and than
he asked me to ray for the refresh
ments He told me he was a great
spender, but did not have any money at
the tlma Then he came to see me at
home, after getting me to Induce my
father and mother to take a trip across
the hay. He apoke of having some
pressing bills and said that he would
bet there waa money hidden In th
"My mother's room was locked, but he
broke open the door and hunted till he
found $2,100 hidden In a chair. I never
knew there waa money hlddep anywhere.
I protected against him taking it. He
told me to shut up or he would shoot me
then and there. He took flit."
"Why did you not tell your parents
i Continued oa Page Two
NOT AT END
Only One Chance of
and Neither Side Is
Believed No Results Will Come
.from Final Mooting of Arbitra
tion Committee and General
Lockout and Labor War It Ex
pected. Two iolnt meetings between repreeen
tatlves of the striking gralnhandlers
and their former employers, one held
veeterdav afternoon and the other held
this morning, have failed to result In
any agreement as to a basis for arbl
tratlng the strike. In a last desperate
hope of effecting a truce, a third meet
Ins; has been sst for 3 o'clock this after
noon. If no agreement can be reached
at that time the arbitration plan will
be droosed once and for all and both
sldee will prepare for a fight to the
The battle between capital and labor
on the waterfront, which has raged for
nearly four weeka. .seems as far from
Its end tooay a it aw at me uegw-
ulng. Instead of being settled peace
ably by a disinterested board of arbi
trators, it bids fair to develop into one
of ths bitterest and most extensive labor
struggles the Pacific coast has ever
seen. Both sides frankly express ex
treme doubt that a third meeting of
the opposing committees will develop
any change In the situation. Both sines
scoff st any suggestion that they may
t Continued on Page Tare.)
TP CLAIM TO
Body of Man Who Took His Own
Life Twice Identified and Given
Two Names Each Inform
ant Positive of Identification
Mystery still turrounda ths .Identity
of the man who committed suicide near
the Oregon landing of the Vanoouver
ferry Tuesday evening, by shooting him
self. Two persons claim thst thsy rec
ognise the body. Each claims it to bs
that of a different man. Neither can
subscribe a motive for the men's act.
Wilhelm Anderson of m Knott street
declares the body to be that of Barnard
ftlson. with whom he claims he came
from Chicago four years ago. Anderson
claims also that Olson lost his finger
while working In the Eastern a West
ern mills; that lie was an Inmate of
the county hosp.tal and sometimes vis
ited et Anderson's; that he left Ander
son's home Tuesday morning and has
not been seen or heard from elnce, end
that he had well-to-do relatives In Du
The other parson, who claims that
shs recognises the body aa that of her
father, Fred Thomas, is a housemaid
employed at ttS Everett street Her4
name Is Sadls Thomas. Shs has not
seen her father. elnce last November, at
which time he left Portland for Ssn
Francisco. Miss Thomas has no
mother, but her stepmother Informed
her that her father left Sgn Francisco
shortly after the disaster of April IS.
end has not been heard from since
That la the last Intelligence of her
father that Miss Thomas has received.
Oiri is Ooaaaea.
The girt la very confident that the
body at the morgue la that of her
father, as msny points of resemblance
were found. Her fsther was lame and
lost a finger while working In San
Francisco after the earthquake. She
not only recognised a scar on ths face
and another on the foot, but also Iden
tified a pocket knife as thst of ' tier
Although Coroner Flnley believes that
Anderson Is right, th girl clings reso
lutely to the statement that the body
Is hsr father's. The funeral will be
postponed until the coroner beers from
Olson's relatives in Jjulutb,
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John D. Rockefeller.
IN SIGHT FOR
Jury in Caso Against Standard
Oil Brings in a Verdict of Guilty
aa Caarged Case Will Be Ap
pealed and Fought on Tech
nicalities in the Highest Court
(Journal Special Berries )
Flndlay. Ohio, Oct, 1. Prison looms
In sight for John D. Rockefeller on ac
count of the verdict of guilty returned
this morning against the Standard OU
company by the jury trying the cor
poration for conspiring in restraint of
trade and violation of the state anti
trust laws. Rockefeller, who was a co
defendant, obtained a separate .trial but
th evidence against him Is ths same
as against ths company.
While the corporations cannot be
sent to prison. Its officials can and
probably wlU be.
Case is important.
To tha state, the suit, verdict sad
ultlmste appeal are Important, partic
ularly bees us they initiate aa en
tirely new method of proceeding against
alleged trade monopolies that Is, by
information and affidavit instead of
grand Jury indictment Th stats and
defense have agreed that there will be
no further proaecuUon until the present
litigation Is finally decided, which may
take a year. . During the interval. Rocke
feller will be unmolested. If the liti
gation ends favorably to the Standard,
John D. goee Jfres, otherwise he Is
bound to be haled Into court.
Rockefeller arrived unexpectedly at
Cleveland thla morning and was driven
to hie home at Forest Hill Immediately.
It Is supposed that his visit Is In con
nection with the Standard OU case.
The Jury deliberated 32 hours. Most
of the time It stood 10 to S for convic
tion. At 4:36 o'clock this morning the
following verdict wss returned:
"We, the Jury in this case, find the
defendant guilty In the manner and
form ss ths defendant stands charged
on the Information. (Signed) A. I..
Appeal to ae Saade.
There waa not a spectstor In the
room sside from Mr. Troup, attorney
for th defendant. Prosecuting Attor
ney David and several newspaper men.
and no demonstration resulted from
reading the verdict.
Attorney Troup for the Standard OU
company announced that a motion for a
new trial will soon be entered. Prose
cutor David said nothing. No sentenoe
will be passed until the argument on
ths motion. A fine of SCO to $3,900 may
be Imposed. The case will be carried
through to the supreme court,
(Continued on Pag Thre )
What's the Use?
Of keening anything you don't
want whe- jtoif can turn it Into
WHAT'S THE USE
Of wanting anything when you
can sstlsfv thkt want Immedi
Th Journal claestSed columns to
satisfy ill your WANTS an I
"DON T W VNT8-"
The big Sunday Journal. Brtng
In your little ads .all day today
and Seturd-iy nil 1 o'clock, but
th big arti must be In eerly tn
be assure.1 good position. Re
member, a i . ad has made lots
and lots of money for lots and
lots of people.. Why not TOUT
Henry Hose Cuts Off
Woman's Head With
Razor, Then Walksto
Coolly Makes Confession of'
Brutal Crime to District At
torney, Declaring He Killed Her
Because She Was Going to De-
Without a sign of excitement or ner
vousness, Henry Hose, a discharged sol
dler, walked Into police headquarters an
few minute aftvr ! o'clock thla morn
ing, approached Captain Moore east
"I have Just killed a woman named
Madge Wilson in a room at Third and
Burnside streets. Cut nor head off with
a rasor because she threw me down, t,
want to give mystir up."
Lifting a badlv cut band for Inspec
tion, he declared that he had received
the Injury while committing the mur
tJetsCfiW "Price waa Immediately
to thV Winchester houee, where
stated h bad perpetrated the crime,,
and upon forcing the door of room IS
found that Hoee had spoken th truth.
Lying face downward on the bed. with
her throat cut from ear to ear, lay the
victim. The room had the appearaac
of a shambles the bed clothing sat
urated with gore, the wall bespattered
with blood and a wash basin end water
(Continued oa Pag Three.)
Marries Captain of Ship and'
Journeys With Him From
Europe, Around the Horn and
to Portland on Unique, Bridaf
Perhape the longest wedding trtjf
ever undertaken by any couple in the!
world was completed yeaterdsy after
noon when Captain Eugene Corvee and
wife reached Portland. Captain Corvee
la master of the French ship La Parous,
which arrived here yesterday after-
noon 1(3 days out from Swansea, Sng
lafld. The couple were married at
Nantes Just In time to cross the channel
to the port where the ship was being
made ready for the long voyage. The
distance covered by the ship la esti
mated at about 20,000 miles.
Mrs. Corvee Is .young, pretty and
blushing aa the bride of yesterday, and
decidedly French. She does not under
stand a word of English, bnt believed
ahe will pick up enough while in Port
land to make her visit to the next English-speaking
port less embarrassing
from a conversational point of vlw.
This was Mrs. Corvec's first sea Voy
age, but It took her only a .few days te
become thoroughly acquainted with the
ship and shs Is now ns good a navtaTKalefcf
aa perhaps many of tho crew. BPeabHp
of the voyage around Cape Horn, Mrs.
'"We experienced ..beautiful weatheet
from Swansea to the latitude of Ru
Avres. Where we run Into mt
and wer teased about flulte a .
waa our first storm, but c
means the last, for from tbersj on
wlnde blew strong tuitlj off vaiaar
on the westerd coast, ftohndigg MM
Horn we ran into the sjfrfm storms that
made It so unpleasant fnr the several
other vessels that have drrlvvd bSfSfjg
but 1 oellsv we were fortunate, fee
everything went well, although th esaV
ran high and the gal howled contte
uously for days and days."
The ship la herthnd off the Portland
Oas company's do k, wher- sh- will dis
charge her cargo f coal. She was efff '
th bar thre days because of the rough
weather ami had to stand nut to sea. a
couple of tlms after having run dsf
seroiisly aear shore. At one tin
feared that she waa In a tanf
sltlon. but Captain Vrvo rsf
from th tug sml wstted for a
In the wind, when he spread
heavKd anchor ami made foe
water until th teg wee ready
aim into the bag, .
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