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VOL. III. NO. 36.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, ; 1908. FIVE . SECTIONS 52 PAGES"
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HALF OF CASTLE
PRINCIPALS IN SAN FRANCISCO GRAFT INQUIRY.
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THAT DEVASTATES T
Cowlitz River Cuts a
Channel Through the
Heart of What Was
Thriving Little City;
panrNJiwiPast Butit WtltB
ears. JJef ore. Country Recov
er- Great Holes Torn In the
Streets and Fine Buildings De
stroyed Track Damaged.
(Special Dispatch to Tha Journal.)
' CuU Book, Wash.. Nor. 17. Cas
ta Bock ha Jut passed through the
roost terrible experience In Its history
e.- -community Nearly 6ns half of
the town has been wiped out by., the
unprecoaeniea winter freshet ol the
cowl its river.
Fridar moraine Practically SO ner
cent of the town was still under water.
although the flood bad fallen four. -tee
- Aiwiu .uuuiflnt-'r a i n i ma or ins
town was at one time in full posses
Ion of a raging torrent which as It
receded ' left the main streets full of
debris of every Imaginable character.
Holes in Streets.
Great holes have been torn in many
I Naulckaand having been swept .out by
me xiooa. , , - . . . . f
The river has out an entirely new
channel through the principal residence
sectloaxfrom the MetcsJf Shingle com
pany's mill directly to the rock, par
tially undermining- the mill and cutting
out under the new schoolhouse founda
tions, rulnlngx that - costly two-story
structure beyond hope. t
Between 10 and 40 houses In the di
rect path Of the freshet were swept
to the ocean. Some SO houses are now
a on the other side of the river, Many
nouses are a uiai wrecx. - ,
- r ' Tews Paaaorallaea.
The V town Is demoralised. Publlo
buildings and houses have been thrown
open to the homeless sufferers. A food
famine Is feared. : .
A Northern Paclflo . train has been
Stalled by the washing out of a steel
backed to Portland.
The Cowllts river out a channel
through tho residence portion of the
I -to wn And for distance of three quar
ters ox a mile swept a torrent 100 feet
wide where three dsys ago there were
half a hundred happy homes. The water
began falling Thursday. As tbs water
recedes the banks are falling in and a
number, of other houses are in danger.
, Whole rises in Danger.
About pn half, of-ibe houses of-ths
town are 'either swept, away or were
entirely surrounded by water, and a
rise or ll inches more would have com
pletely covered every portion of the
flat on wnicn the town is hunt. A
Urge portion of the families moved
out to the hills, snd otners would have
gone had not conditions indicated a fall
in the river. There hss been no loss
ef life reported,- although a number of
narrow escapes, occurred. Large num
bers of horses, cattle and other live
stock perished. There has been a tre
mendous loss of property. .
The railroad track is damaged both
sides ef Castle Rock, and no trains have
moved for 00 hours. The north-bound
passenger of ' Thursday was held up
here. - The electric light plant Is In the
river, as is also the Black Diamond
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GRAFT AMONG SUPERVISORS
One Bay City Official Indicted and Another to
Be -Witnesses Held to Answer for Per--juryr-Bring-Charges-Home-to-Ruet--
(Ipeetal Dlnpateh by Uiaaed Wire te Tbe Jenrna!)
San Francisco, Nov. 17. The Indict
ment of Supervisor Fred P. Nloholas Is
but ths first bresth of a storm of accu
sation that will be raised by the grand
jury against the corrupt officials of
the elty and county government.
positive evldenoe is. In the possession
ef the grand Jury that Suoervlsor
Thomas Lonergan has bsen feathering
b) nest at the sxpenss of a trusting
psbllo. It la known that he Is the pos
sessor of a bores and buggy presented
to him by a wealthy and powerful cor
poration, believed to be the gas - com
pany. It Is known-, who was ths msksr
of ths -buggy, and ths agent who nego
tiated ths purchase has been Identified.
For Lonergan to prove his Innocence he
will be required to. produce his reoelnts
for both horse and buggy to show that
hi purchased them In good faith. '
esy JUougk to Ctrl Truth.
It will be an easy matter for the
grand Jury to bring this ohargs home
to Lonergan. Ths determined -action
I taken on Friday afternoon when It was
decided to Indict one of ths French res-
taurant-ksspers and a city hall em
ploye for perjury shows that the In
quisitorial body will, visit awful pun
ishment upon any who attempt to give
false testimony before it.
Lonergan has known for several days"
l that he if in danger or indictment. Last
Refugees JA aroonedonuHouse
Tops for Two Days; Suffering
' Great Hardships- Floods Now
Subsiding and Worst Is Over
' Puyallup May Change Channel
ISpeclvt Dispatch to Tbe JearaaU
; Tacoma.-N.ov. 17. After being cut off
from the world for nearly three days
hamf with over 200 square miles Inun
dated, the flood situation tonight is on
thevmend. There will be no trains east,
south or horth untll-Monday,and-inay
not be then. The Northern Psclflo main
line Is so. blockaded with landslides and
torn up with washouts in the Cascade
mountains that It will be the middle or
last 'vof next week before the line nut
Is oien. The electrlo interurban. con
necting Taooma and Seattle, has gaps of
half a mile and more washed away. In
other plaoes culverts are torn up and
tracks are covered with landslides.
Rough estimates of the damage done by
the floods In the sound region run from
1300,000 to 1500,000, though when the
full extent of the damage to farms Is
known it msy run the figures up beyond
the $1,000,000 mark.
With no trains coming- Into itbe city
from any" direction, save unimportant
branch lines running west, Tacoma Is
suffering from a, fuel famine and also
famine In certain kinds of provisions,
The slaughter-house! on -tD tld flaU
temporarily dlsmtssedU butchers, save
two today, there being hoTKfng for there
to do. Butter and eggs have gone. to ex
treme prices and milk can hardly be ob
V XJvss fcosa) sTe Taooma..
" There were no cases of drowning In
this vicinity. Several were marooned on
roofs of houses In the Puyallup valley
for as much as two days, suffering great
hardships from - hunger and exposure,
but In the end all wore saved. The
county commissioners yesterday .morn
ing established a skiff patrol of ths
flooded districts; which will be main-
valleys In Pierce country bare. At
Puyallup a number of people were cut
off from this city on an Island and for
two days provisions were passed to
them to buckets on cable crossing the
raging Puyallup river. Ths water serv
ice of Puyallup Is completely disar
ranged by tho river s washing away the
- Deadly Danger Prom tog fax. "
The most serious feature of the flood
now , la the menace -ef - the - Puyallup
river changing its channel at the Puyal
lup reservation school and-flowing across
country to Hylebos creek, down which It
can find egress to the sea. This has
been caused by a lam of logs congregat
ing above the fine new Interurban bridge
crossing the stream.-- The Jam was first
noticed Monday snd has been added to
until it is now of monumental propor
tions. For three days ths railroad has
had a large force of men working under
the direction of engineers In an effort
to break It up. All the dynamite In Ta
coma baa been used In blasting. Late
this afternoon freight ear motors began
hauling logs out of the Jam with cables.
but the river is adding logs faster than
they can be taken away. .
- Scores of cattle, hogs, horses, sheep
and barnyard fowls have been destroyed
(Contlnusd on Page Nine.)
Wednesday ha made arrangements for
a ball bond In the event of his arrest
Hie every action sines his assumption
of ofllcs Is being carefully Investigated,
for It is known that upon his salary
of $100 ft month he has been spending
five and six times that amount. . ,
Bnefs Belvtdsr Orab.
The Belvldtre mnaln hsll scandal will
be taken up In sarnest Tusiday after
noon. All the men summoned to appear
at the last hearing will be there and will
be compelled to tell all they know. There
Is positive Information that the evidence
given by Myrtlle Cerf last Friday has
snabled District Attorney Lang-don and
Francis J. Hensy to fsel oonndsnt that
thsy can bring horns to Ate Ruef ths
charge of having held-up the proprietors
of ths Bslvidere for to per cent of Its
stork.. .. T
Frank Burke known as ths attorney
for the Belvldere, has been heard to
say that If called before the grand Jury
he will deny all knowledge , of any
meeting kt which MyHHe Cerf demand
ed IS per oent of ths Insurance money.
There are affidavits In sxlstenoe and
In possession of the grand Jury to the
effeot that Burke told five or six peo
ple of the meeting referred to and of
the demand so brssenly made" by Cerf.
Should Burke attempt to give ' the
testimony he threatens to he will be
confronted with these affidavits. ,
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CROKER TO STAY
AWAY FOR SAFETY
Publisher Issues Statement Giv
Ing Lie to Former Tammany
Boss Whom He Pronounces
-Absolutely the Worst the Or
ganization Ever Boasted of.
("pedal Diagateh by Leased Wire te Tbe Joeraal)
Atistln. Tsx Nov. 17 "Creksra
statement that I asked him to come
home and '"'" '' rr "T '
rloHculous. X drove him out of Tam
many and drove his Ice - trust mayor
out of office. I have no objection to
Croker as a private cltlsen, or as an
exile and I have no Interest In the in
ternal management of Tammany but as
a omxen l would object to Croker as
ths leader of Tammany. He Is abso
lutely the worst leader Tammany has
had and Jits Influence has always been
exerted In behalf of - eorporation-rtdden
candidates: As a Democrat I would
also object to him as his loyal leader
ship has always been disastrous to the
party as well aa discreditable.
"J, should think that ths best thing
for Croker to dq would - be to stay
abroad. That would also be the safest
thing In these days of Investigation and
prison penalties. : "
(Signed) . "W. R. HKAR8T."
(Special Dispatch by Leased Wire to Tbe osraal
Panama, Nov. 17. Ths president sails
from Christobsl for Porto Rloo this
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Boe beads Osjptaie, -
("Pc1 Dispatch by Leased Wire to Tbe tarsal)
Capetown. . Nov. - 1 7. Ferrelra, - the
Boer Insurrection leader, has bsen cap
rut Kas Beslraed. ..
(gprelal Diapatea by Leaaed Wire te The learaaHy
New York. Nov. 17. The Evening
Post says that Senator Piatt's resignation-is
In the governor's hands.
SAVES WIFE FROM SINKING
SH I P; LAS H ES H E R TO S PA R
Woman . Transferred During
Storm at Ocean From Crip-
V pled Vessel, to Another
. That Passed. ' ..
(Special Piapetck ts Tbe losrsal.)
Aberdeen, Waah., Nov. IT. Expecting
every moment that . his , vssseL ths
schooner Emma Clsudlna, would bs
swspt on the sands of North Beach,
Csptsln Stream took" a desperate chance
at securing the life of hie wife by trans
ferring her to the barkentlne Mary
Wlnkslman, whk'ta - was standing - by,
during the gals of lsst Tussdsy. Hs
lashed the woman to a spar, cast her
over- ths side, snd In the iptantlme ths
llns was thrown to ths -deck of the
bsrksntlns, and by means Of It ths spar
with its human burden was hauled on
board, Mrs. Stream apparently little the
worse for her thrilling -experience. The
act was ons of the moat 'ftensstlonal svsr
reported from ths ses. a
The details of ths story were brought
here thle evening by the schooner Min
nie B. Cains, which-brought ths cap-
THE VICTIM OF
Friends of Great Tenor Allege He
1s Suffering From Plot Against
Him by Unknown Mysterious
""Female, Professional Jeal
ousy at Bottom of Arrest.
(Speelsl Dwpeteh hy Leased Wire to The Josrsal)
New Tork. Nov. 17. That a woman's
pique ' la at the bottom - of a plot to
tenor, Is alleged by the ginger's friends
to be the real fact underlying his ar
rest In Central park for annoying .'"Mrs.
Hannah graham." r
They are working constantly -to find
this woman, who gavs a' fictitious ad
dress In the-cBronx. At the aame time
they havsa far greater reason ..for
wanting to clear, ths tsnor. It-is said
that bls-wife is In a critical condition
and thsy fear If she hears of the dis
graceful accusations against - her - hus
band It msy kill her.
These friends refuse to give the de
tails of the so-called. plot against Caru
so, but they hint . that many women
havo fsllen In love with htnv and that
be haa been, abrupt-with some of them.
They feel thst some temperamental
woman, 'who might have been affected
by. hia singing, endeavored to enthrall
him and that, rebuffed, she planned to
make him pay for the slight
Caruso himself hss not said anything
about this and his friends will not say
if It comes direct from him as an ao
ousatlon. A- hint thsy gave was that
soms woman singer whom be hss out
shone professionally may be at the bot
tom of the affair. ' ' ,
It is impossible to learn where Mme.
Caruso is, but Caruso's friends say ahe
ordinarily . keeps close watch upon the
pewspapers te read what thsy havs te
say abeu-4isr husband and, that enly
through diplomatic endeavors have thsy
bssn abls to keep away from hsr the
tain and crew of ths Emma Claudlna.
Thsy give a graphic account of their
experience off the coast during ths
swful storms that have raged recently
and they say their vessel must havs
foundered because she was rapidly go
to abandon her, off North beach. The
Emma Claudlna was disabled during
the height of ths storm and It became
evident that nothing could be done to
save her from drifting ashore or. going
to piece. When Captain fitream sight
ed ths barkentlne Mary Wlnkelmsn hs
Immediately decided .. upon . saving at
least the Hire of hia wlfs and so sig
naled, for ssslatance. The Wlnkelmsn
ran as close as possible to the dlssblsd
schooner, which, in the trough of. the
ses, plunged and rolled so terribly that
If was feared she would turn on her
beam ends svsry moment. Ths rescue
of the women wss effected at great risk
and then the vessels parted.
After his wife had been transferred
to the barkentlne Captain Stream
dropped ths anchors of his own vessel,
hoping thereby to savs her from going
on the be m" with such force as to
smssh her Into splinters without giving
ths men a chance for their Uvea. One
anchor was lost, but two of them held
snd the vessel is now opposite Morltps
on North Beach, plunging fearfully In
U .-v.-'- hi
tkssezs .ir-r.-,-.-. .. aggffj
From Right to Left Abe Ruef, Who Wag Indicted Last Night; Sam
Shortridge, Hit Attorney; District Attorney Lgngdon, Prosecutor
Frances J. Heney, Secret Service Agent W. J. Burnt. '
Roosevelt Finishes Tour of inspection of Ca-
nal and Reviews Fire-Brigade R
barks on, Louisiana for. the" North.
(Special DUpatab. by Leased Wire to Tbe Journal)
- Colon, Nov. 17. Owing to the recent
heaVy rains, a landslide occurred be
tween here and Panama and compelled
MrRooeevelfs tram td make a detour.
It reached Cristobal at 1:16 o'clock this
afternoon. " The president personally in
spected the houses of canal employes.
the' camps of ths laborers, 1 the docks
and other points of Interest. Ths presi
dent's party took breakfast at Mount
Hope, where there is a large' reservoir
supplying wstsr to Cristobal Colon.
when he reached the railway station
at Colon, President Roosevelt went up
stairs Into t ths Panama railroad offices.
whsnoe he reviewed the-Cristobal fire
brigade,- which . turned out slmultan
sously tl streams of water from hy
drants extending along ths main street
from the railroad ' station to tbe en
trance of the town of -Cristobal. Ths
force ef the water, which easily went
over the tope of the hlgheet buildings,
proved te be satisfactory to -Mr. Roose
velt and ths citisens of Colon. Ths oiti
sens were greatly pleased with ths ex
hibition. There Is no fear of the de
struction of the city by Are If such a
fores of watsr Is always available.
After the exhibition Presldsnt Roose
velt mouWted a horse and. accompanied
by Chief Engineer Stevens and other
canal officials, galloped over the entire
Barkentine Mary Win kel man
Picks Up Wife of Captain
rStream But If Nottteard
. . From Since.
the breakers that roll In with great
force. The captain nd crew remained
on . board until Weednesday when the
schooner Minnie A. Cains came near and
took them off.
Captain Stream and his sartors de
clare that the schooner Olendsle was
asked to stand by, but that " Captain
Oreenwatt refused to do so and put to
sea. Ths barkentlne Mary Wlnkelmsn
has not been heard from since shs
steered away from ths disabled schoon
er, and In order to see his wlfs safely
sshora as qnlckly ss possible Captain
Stream hss sent the bar tug to look for
Captain and Mrs. Stream were on
their wedding -trip on the steamer Walla
Walla when she was lost -
The Emma Claudlna Is a small vessel
of 18S tons net register and belongs to
town, The presldsnt was .'cheered
Most of ths president's time at Cristo
bal was devoted to an Inspection of the
quarters of ths laborers. . He talked with
them and mads a . note . of their com
plaints, ' which ' were chiefly on . ths
scarcity of West Indian food. Ths presi
dent . promised thst Improvements such
aa ths erection . of baths and kitchens
and the paving of streets would be made.
At ths commissary President Roosevelt
said he saw no reason why the canal
commission should not . bs able to sell
West - Indian provisions at -the - same
price that was being charged by out
siders. This evening a reception and ball was
given on pier No. 11 at Cristobal In hon
or of Presldsnt Roossvslt and his party
by ths smployss of the canal commis
sion, i .
After the reception of the commission
by the president, hs rsembarked on. the
Louisiana and sailed for the north.
He expects to arrive at Ponce, Porto
Rico, 'on Wedneadsy. He will cross the
Isthmus and will anrbark at San Juan
Thursdsy-for Hampton Roads. Ths
Louisiana,' Washington and Tsnneesee
coaled yesterday In the Chlriqul La
goon. . i
Buy SUSPECTED OF HOLDUP
Fred Steigerwald, Aged Fifteen Years, De
dared by-Pol ice-to - Have Robbed -Young
Woman at Eighteenth and Irving. ;
"Ths Skldoo of ths K. V. T. or Nick
Carter's Great Train Robbery Case."
"Buffalo 11111 In ths Canyon of Death
or Ringed In by Navajos."
"Diamond Dick s Trail of Vengesnee
rrTra,i'.kni1 te the nin nininln" ;
"The Brsdys and Joss House Jim or
Tre4Uryr Chinese Opium Ring.
indulgence in shockers," some or
which bore ths foregoing titles;, wss
the primary cause of landing Fred
fUelgerwald, a 15-year-old 4ad behind
the bars, accused ef holding up and
robbing two young women Thursday
night and charged with stealing from
his employers. :
Btelgerwsld, who haa been In the em
ploy of Prael, Hegele A Co., was taken
Into' custody yesterday afternoon by
Patrolman Mallet. Hs has onf ossed to
having stolen a silver teapot and a set
of sliver nut. picks' from tbe establish
ment in which he hss been employed.
but stoutly denies his complicity In the
noidup. owing to his youth he was
turned over to- the Juvenile court and
upon orders of Judge.Frsxer is now con
fined in ths detention, home.
meoogalaed the Boboe.
Following the robbery of Misses Har
riet WSterhouse and . Mabel Rogers
Thursday night at Eighteenth and Irv
lice were Informed by the former we-1
Fathers Bill to Rule
rr but Effort Put Forth to MaJw
Measure One That Will Have)
Effect of Bringing , Railroad
to Time. v ,.7 '
A bill will be offered and its
urged upon ths legislature of Oregon ai
its next session to control common eare
rlers in this state, and for that par
pose to create an Oregon railroad com
mission that shall have power to regit.
late the railroads within ths state. . tn
response to ths publio demand for auct)
a law, the transportation committee of
the Portland chamber of commeroe hktgt .
drawn a bill, aad copies sf the name
have been submitted te the governor
members of the legislature and officer
of various publlo bodies, who have been
asked to examine and make suggestions
concerning It, In writing, by Novam
ber 25. ' . .
i. N. Teal, attorney for the commit,
tee. In a letter submitting copies of the
bill to stats of fleers. ' says: "That the
business of the common carriers is of
so publlo a character, and the interest
of the general publlo therein so vital
as to warrant and demand proper su
pervision, to prevent extortion and un
just discrimination, - cannot be doubted
either - as a matter jf law or policy.
Today Oregon stands practically alone,
being oca of a small group of less im
portant states making no effort to regu
late the rates or practices of their coin
men carriers." . .
Xfo Attempt to Be Original. '
"No attempt has been made to be or
iginal in framing tbe bill." says Ma.
Teal; "rather haa the attempt been
throughout to adapt the best consid
ered, most efficient tested and approved
legislation In other statealn order tka -
oh as prao-
tlcal sxperlenoe ana ths Judicial 4 ex
cisions of other summon wealths have
The bill submitted follows closely the
most - recent and - Intelligent forms of
legislation, particularly ths ' Interstate
commerce act aa amended at the last.
session of congress, and ths recently
enacted Wisconsin commission bill with
i. ..k.. Wae It Provides Toe.
It provides tor reciprocal demurrage,
rsquires that adequate- equipment be
furnished and adequate servtoe ren
dered, and that all chargss for trans
portation of persons and property must
t rsssonabls and Just Unjust and un
reasonable charges are declared unlaws,
ful, and this provision sppUes also to
joint rates. Discrimination, giving and
accepting rebates are prohibited under,
heavy penaltlea, aa Is the giving of an
undus snd unreasonable preference and
the tsklng of compensation other than
specified In the lawful sohsdulss. An
anti-pass provision Is Incorporated, ex
cepting from its operation the prtvi
legedV persons listed In either the Inter
stats or Wisconsin acta
. Every railroad la required, under the
provisions of section it, te file ea the
first Monday in February ssoh year a
verified list of all railroad passes, mile
age books and tickets Issued free e
for any other than actual bona, fide '
(Continued on Page Nine.)
man, who Is also in the employ of Prael,
Hegele at Co., that she recognised ons
of her assailants ss fttetgerwsld. ' The
members of ths firm likewise suspected
him of carrvinr away the mmMy-rf-allvsr
and after aome Investigation the
arrest was made. . .
The lad after being ajrrested was sub
jected to a -searching examination by
Inspector Bruin and Deteettve Mallet
and confessed to the theft of the sil
verware. All of the "third degree"
methods employed by the police failed
to make, him acknowledge that he was
implicated In the robbery of the two
women. lie stood ths trying ordeal,
before which old and hardened crimi
nals have weakened, without a trace of
nervousness and would, give no tnfqxi.
matlon that would Ifad to the apprehen-
slon of his confederate la the alleged
holdup.' -. '
. XThaagss Sag Opinion, )
Ths hoy wss taken to the store of
Prael, Hegele A Co. and confronted by
Miss Wsterhouss. The young woman
Immediately declared that ,fce was one
of the youths who robbed her and Miss
Rogers at the-polnt of a gua. After
cnnslderlng the msfter and when asked
dlrex-Uy by Captain Uruln If ahe woul I
swear to thst fact -she- weakened an 1
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