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VOL. VI, NO. 121.
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Quartermaster Jerry pills
Says There Was Dense Fog
at Time of Collision, and
No One Saw San Pedro Ap-
preaching Columbia. ...
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FirstOfficer to Gire Details
Discredits Assertions Made
by Passengers That-Lum-
ber Vessel Was Sighted
"Five Mintites Before Crash
. . . Contrary to the aUtementg of many
PMncra Jerry EUla, one . of r the
' qu&rtermaatera on 'the 'Columbia on
watch at . time of the ooIHbIod, ln
- (lata that toe foe; waa denaa' on tha
" night of the traiedr. "fcii alao contra-
dicta the atatcaanta of aeyarat " aur-
" trore- that -the .umber ; drorher
eeen while etUl at. a dlatance. Nothing
waa eaen of the approachlna; aohoonar,
Ae eaya, until aha waa within a few
lanrtha and ao near that It would have
: Man impoaalble to change her courae.
' Ellla came up on the Elder laat ntrht
aa a member of her crew. Even the
- - larriDio disaster of Saturday night waa
not enough to cool the ordor of hie love
, for the aea. He waa on the bridge of
the Columbia -with Captain Doran and
- Second Officer Agerupp when the Ban
Pedro plowed her bow through the ateel
platea of the Columbia and ha waa one
of the flrat to aeelat in' the reaona of a
number of women,,, paag engara floating
la tawiweliae. - - . .
With reference to the collision, there
waa a confualon Of Whistles, Kills say a.
- nu ne couia not clearly aiatinguisn one
Whlatlae Ware Confused.
had iuat taken the. watch with my
partner. Pau. Hlnner, who stood at the
wnsei. ii was xoggy auia aara ana when
, we heard the.. whistle of the San Pedro
wnf"r.iioomrJ,D . ,? fw
Agerupp to plow two wblstlea. I heard
the first blaat and then the sounds be
came confusing, the San Pedro, too, be
ginning. to signal. .....
'Captain Doran aaked me to get the
soundings from ths engineer - and - I
rusnea into tne engine-room below.
rirsc Assistant tungineer uurpee an
swerer mat ne would take the sound-
: mgir ana Tnen i returned to deck.
"The steamer was rapidly sinking.
tons or waur . rushing in through the
awful gaah In the starboard bow about
- se rest a Dart the atem. She went down
by the head and I ruahed aft.
"Captain Doran. Second Officer Age
rupp arid several paasengera were on
the bridge at that time, but Chief Officer
Whitney waa forward on deck among
nm passengers aireciwg tne launching
n. in.jiiDjBu ua null
Carried Sown With SWp.
"There waa no time for any of ua to
secure lira preservers because we had
our hands full trying to save aa many
of tha paBsengers aa poaalble. I ruahed
to the after portion , of the hurricane
deck and had a good view of tha acenel
as tne rorwara part, or the steamer be
"Rapidly the waves rolled higher upon
.lhe slanting deck until finally the stern
Va!ot down.- X- waa carried with It
arvVmalned under water for about a
iniiTOBA or ao, It
seemed, and1- came un
near a life raft that had torn loose from
th port ide.-7T wag without life prei
server, out managed to awlm to the
raft and then began picking up survlv-
era .struggling In the dark. Y .
. (Continued on page Nina.)
STEAMSHIP GEORGE W. ELDER
EriE ARRIVED AT HER
Answers Questions of Prose-
cution Regarding Absence
of Steve "Adams and Petti-
bone - and Explains . .Why
They Were Not Called.-
Attorney Then Turns Tables
, and Asks Reasons for the
State Not Calling Neville,
Sterling and McParland--
iMakes Good Argument.
k By John Nevlna,
Boise. Ida.. July 26. "It we didn't
call Stave Adama and George JPettlbone
we can easily axplaln It. Both- are un
der Indictment for murder and their
evidence might have been used agalnat
them alx montha from now and aa law
yera we hadto protect them., . ,.
"True, w called Moyer, but you muat
remember In thie ease It Is not Haywood
alone whe U on trial. It la the 40.000
membera of the Weatarn Federation of
Minora that are before thla bar and aa
Moyer was nrealdent we had to nut him
on the atand. ' r
I aerloualy ouestlonad the wladom of
this, but Mover lnalated that ha be
called inasmuch aa he was the head of
tne organisation. And no made a good
wunesB. inoi one 01 you 11 men out
win Deueve Moyer aaalnat Orchard.
"The honeet, clear-headed, clear
handed leader of tollers told you the
trutk and atampad as a-aterte He
the statements of this crawling serpent
who . waa furnished wtUi a.- mtnt
Binnrea narp ana a new naio oy xeteo-
(ive ao.or'ariana inn ne: nuvnt niaa
halter around; Haywood'a neck and at
tne aun time aing praiaea to ma Uod.
: . ute It try e Staaa." . -
"But wa didn't call Adama or TWH
bone. 4 They are under indictment But
tell me, gentlemen of thla jury, tell me
for -God's, Bake why did the state not
put Detective Sterling on the stand?
Sterling, employer of Orchard, agent of
for Cod's, aaka why did the state not
me jnineownera- association, who waa
brought , here by tha state, but never I
"i wouia naa to nave cross-examined
Sterling. Tou would have beard aome-
nung innmnni. , Dteriing naa Deen
absolutely defiled by witnesses and eon
nected with the Independence depot ex
plosion but the state did not dare call
him. And ne was not under Indictment
wuivr. .... r '
And then there waa Charlie Navtllat
He Was the bor who accomnanlxl Dp.
chard and father John Neville on their
trip from Independenoa to Cheyenne and
up into- Wyoming. - r . -
. Xaew About Xxslosion.
"He knew who blew up the Independ-
ice depot. He knew,, whether Pat 1
Moran - went to Denver -to get money
iron ruiuona I ur i n'nn rn or iwil
knew'whether or not his father aaked
Moyer for StfiO -to .reimburse him rr
expenses caused by, his .arrest or tried
to. oiacamau mm out ot . 11,260 on
threat of telling all he knew.
i ney naa tne dot nere and never waa
a Jewel more carefully guarded . than
was thla wilness.-' PI nicer ton detectives
accompanied him at all timea, brought
in ui ui ana- out ot tne -courtroom, -Buffered
no one to talk to him. But ha
was not cauea. Ana don't forget he
also was not under Indictment.
"And then there, is -Detective McPar-
was he calledr-Oh, no. Hr stayed In
tana.' ne witn urcnara la the caae,
hla hotel all through the trial of thie
caso, coaching his wltnessea and never
dared enter the court until-the evidence
(Continued on Page Nine.)
DOCK LAST NIGHT,
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PASSENGERS RESCUED FROM
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New Convention Prepared by
J apan Allows Greater
Oaaraal Beadal Strrlea.)
Xokla July if. -A new Japeneee-
I Koreaat 'Oonvdntlon waa algnad at i
o'clock today-after-small opposition-on
the part of the Koreana. The conven
tion will be published tonight after -It
la submitted to the privy council of
Japan for approval.
The provisions of the new convention
are mat toe Korean administration
shall aornre guldanoe In practical lv all
thin SB from - the Jlmnila naiilant
general. In tha enactment of all lawa
and ordinance . governing Korea the
Japanese resident general will have ab
solute power to veto and also In all Ira-
portant state affairs he shall be the
Ths annolntment Af ' (A - mraraina
official will also come. under the dicta
tion of Japan, but the Independent ap
pointment and dlsmlaaal of offloera with
uiw mnMu ui hi reaiaent general la
allowed. - - -. . '-..
Generally It la felt that the adminis
tration provided for in tha new conven
tion will be a decided Improvement over
tha old rule. Soma at tha trnnn. m
dissatisfied, however, and two Korea
regiments reoeuea. A division waa dis
patched to quell the disorder and little
trouble la anticipated.
wr1 .". wi!L.b?!.d offlc. ,B
i.i-.f m -? 5!?r Provisions
dared Ineligible to office unleas their
ppuinirneni is aeciarea . valid . by the
rwiuani general. , - --,
PLOT IN, NEW YORK
V, (levraal IdkIiI garrfea.! '
New Tork. July IS. Bed roe Ham
partoomlan. , - Millionaire Tuveahank-
lana assassin, is 'aald to hare made i
confession todav revealing th nna
the membera of tha hlarkmilin
fclety for which. -he t committed the
crime. , n rurntihed a lint of the Vlo-
"m".,n1 tnose now marked for death.
Wholesale arreats are promlaed. . An
Armenian spy, placed In the sell with
Hampartvoomian. iaMald to- have se
cured the- confeaalon. . , . . - -
C0LUMBU SURVIVORS 1
TAKEN TO BAY CITY
f.j " i. i ? ;
San Francisco. Julir" n Th .t.-
Cityof Toneka arrived here thla morn
ing from Eureka with seven Columbia
survivors. . ... . ...
Fifty Women Injured in Assault Upon the Kosher Meat
Dealers Caused by Raise r in . Prices Oil Poured
; , on Stock in Markets Attacked. " . ' s
(e9osnwl Bpcdesl twrttw)
PhUadelphla, July II. More than 10
persons, .a large part .Of whom ware
women,- were Injured thla morning dur
ing a riot In the Jewish quarters of the
city In which It is estimated more than
l.eoo women took part ' ' . , - .. ;
The riot was preolpltated thla morn
ing when the kosher meat dealers an
nounced a raise In the erlces of beef
and other meats. Tar some time pre
vious there haa been strained relatione
between the Jewish residents of . this
portion of the cltv and the meat mar.
chante and this Ill-feeling resulted In an
open rupture with the Increaae made to
day. Ae soon aa word waa circulated that
the meat dealere tied made another ari.
dltlon to Its price list a mob of Jewish
women, nnmoenng over 1,000, congre
gated In the streets. With several lead.
M i their ha4kax rubbed. Aura ifea
THE COLUMBIA! LANDING AT PORTLAND FROM THE '; STEAMER
, : GEORGE W. ELDER. ' " '
HUNG BY LEDGE
" TO SAVE LIFE
Ada Diaz :v Forced $ to 4lang
Out of Window by Her
Xang1ag from a window ledge by her
Angers to- escape- a drunken basband,
who had threatened te kill bar and was
at-thetlme hunting about In the-honse
for her. Is the thrilling experience that
Mrs. Ada Dlaa says she Went through.
The charge -la made In the complaint for
A divorce suit, filed In the circuit court
yesterday afternoon, naming Frederick
Dlaathe husband, aa defendant.
Mrs. Dlaa aaya that on tha night of
jfecemoer nr ius, ner nuanana came
home intoxicated and threatened to kill
her, and In order to save herself she,
dressed oril-ln her night clothes, waa
compelled to Climb through a window,
where she hung by her linger tips to
the window ledge, while Dlaa, in a vio
lent nt or anger, searcnea tne nouse tor
her, swearing and making threats of
wnat ne wouia ao ir ne round her.
lira. Dlaa waa finally released from
her perilous position by neighbor ahe
aaya.' it la aiiegea tnat tnia occurrence
and othera have convinced Mrs. Dlaa
that it is not safe for her to attempt
to live with her husband, and she asks
for a divorce.
Ths lltia-ants were married at Tw1-
villa, Illinois, In August. and have
three children Hasel, aged T; Margaret,
aged I. and Harry, aged t years. ; Mrs.
Dlaa alleges that her husband Is not a
(It person to care for the children and
asks that 'she be awarded their custody.
- I L. Paulson sought the divorce court
this morning for relief from Minnie P.
Paulson and filed a suit in which he
charges that ' hia wife slapped hla face
in the presence of his father and other
relative Later at, Etna, Washington,
while at dinner. It la alleged, Mrs. Paul
son aaaaulted her husband'a brother.
John - Paulson, struck him In the - face
witn ner net, upset-the dinner table and
precipitated ' tha dinner ion tha - floor.
They were-married at-Oraas Valley in
November, 1904. . - . i
Walter Taylor thia-mornlnw nl1 suit
for a divorce from Mabel Jt .Taylor.
cnarging uneertion Deginning in Janu
ary. 106. Thev were married at Ihan.
aeen, wasnington.. in October. 106. , .
MADAME FR0MKINA IS -
HANGED AT WARSAW
' (Joaraal Reed.! Servlea) '
Moscow. July" 26. Madame Fromklna.
aooused of several attempted assassln-atlone-was
hanged here today. Laat
May she, attempted to kill General
Rhelnbot,- former prefect of police and
lnsnector of nrlnona. where aha wa mn.
lined. She rafused to ask for clemency
thoroughfare, wrecking every - market
which nad announced a ralae In prloea
Windows ware smashed, the contents of
the various shops soaked with oil and
thrown Into the street ,hn. ...
broken Into kindling wood and every-
.iiina i tbiuv auvui un maraeta ae
stroyed . , ...-. ...
Many people on -the atreet who were
seen going Into markets to buy meats
were mobbed and many ware Injured.
At the kosher markets where the mob
centered Its fury,- the entire . Inside of
the stores were torn, to pieces and not
a single pound of meat remained Inside
after the mnb'a vlattation. - The bulk of
It lay In the gutters where tt had been
walked over and soaked with kerosene.
A riot call Co police headquarters
brought half a doaen wagona full of
police, and In the attempt to dlDree
the gathering, a large number of women
were knocked down In the atreet and
trampled upon. Many of the rlna laad.
era were arrested and taken to the eta
Ufliy.WhAreJiieaxe , ,
LIFE BOAT WAS
Wisconsin Woman and 0th-
. ers Carried Under Water
When Steamer Sank.
Seeking safety in a lifeboat when the
steamer Columbia was sinking very
nearly coat Miss Hattle Goedn. of
Manitowoc, WlawualH, liar lifer--Miss
Ooedjen arrived In Portland laat night
with the survivors of the wrack on the
George W. Elder. .Both her hands' are
bandaged and carried In a sling and
scratches and scars mark her face.
Mlaa Ooedjen aald ahe had time after
the collision to don a life peraerver and
get Into a lifeboat with several other
gaaseagera, but before ths craft could
a . cleared. .... the Columbia plunged to
the bottom,, dragging the lifeboat under
While struggling beneath the water
jhiss uoeaien s nanaa were injured. She
waa clinging to the aide of the -boat
WKn mrn n.nna h.n.tit .am. ......
and the ropes by which it waa fastened
to the davits scraped across her haada
lacerating them frightfully.
-The life peraerver enabled her te
rise to the surface araln and aha waa
picaea up oy tne nan jrearo.
"We thought for a long time the San
Pedro - waa going down too." aald Mlaa
Ooedjen. "If aeemed hours before the
Elder came and picked ua up." -
Mlaa Goe'djen waa met on tha boat by
relattvea. and though aha had been able
to describe calmly - the scenes of the
wreck of the Columbia. -the tears came
readily when she mt her relatives, and
She resllaed -that flnall sha waa aafa
on eihore. -. . . , . ... i .. . .
LEGISLATOR CHARGED :
WITH .GIRL'S DEATH
-Uoeraal gpeclal Bernea.!
-Detroit, July JS. A - warrant charg
ing Bute Representative Charles K.
Ward, with manslaughter In connection
with the death of Mlaa Edith Proaley,
a proofreader for the Michigan senate,
was the outoome today of an Inquest.
The woman's death was doe to an oper
ation. The legialator la willing to face
the charge.: .
MISS IIETTIB'GOEDJKV, WHOSB
Margaret Breaks Silence to
r J)eclare Her Father Is In
; .nocent of the Charge He
- Has, Been Arrested for by
. Prosecutor Miller. ;
Daughter Claims FirstWife
. oi : Banker Told Friends
; She Intended to Take Her
; Life and That Letters Are
. Genuine. x-': . -
(Jearaal Special lerrlea.)
Clinton. 11L, July 25. Declaring that
her mother committed aulclde and that
her father and hla bride are innocent
Of the crime laid at their doora Mar
garet Magtll broke ; the alienee thla
morning which aha has maintained since
the arrest of tha couple at San Diego,
California, two weeks ago. . .
T know, that mother bought chloro
form - and strychnine," - said Margaret.
"She told friends she waa going to
commit . suicide - and aha told me - ahe
was tired of living. The lettera hold
by- United Statea Prosecutor Miller are
not forgeries. . They were written by
my mother." ; , v -
- - Xaa Been XldlBg.
Margaret haa been In hldlna In an
adjoining county elnoe the arrest of her
aainar. one naa rarusoa to answer
questions relating to -her mother here
tofore, and it anneared that nnthlna-
oould DreekheF alienee. Tt IaT)elieved
tne aanger wnicn ahe believed her father
was- In led her to make tha statement
today, clearing him of all suspicion of
wie muruer ox ner roomer.
Maaill haa maintained thrmi.hnnt
that ha would have - no troubfa la
proving himself' Innocent of the
cnarges which bad been placed against
mm ana - naa not inaiatea that hi
qaugnier speaa. Tne prosecution re
fuses to' make any statement aa' to
whether or not It will denn tha .
against- juagiu ana nis orlde.
. Ohargd with Kuxder.
SusDlclon ' was directed araln the
couple when Magtll wed Mlaa Fays Ora-
nam .wiiain a raw weeaa or tne time
of his first wife's death. Th .nt
saoretiy 10 . uenver, were married, and
went to California an thalr hnn.vm
While- at San Diego Prosecutor Miller
had a warrant sworn out, charging
thsm with tha murder of Mrs. Mariif
Letters left by the first Mrs. MarllL
referred to by Margaret In her atate-
ment. aay tnat her death waa a niaia
caae of aulclde and asking that no sus
picion do aireciea againat Mlaa Graham.
Her husband'a Infatuation with -thla mirt
1b believed te be the cause of the aul
clde and led to the belief that ahe bad
been murdered. Tha statement of Mar-
aret that the lettera are aenulna hears
ivai weigm nere.
POLICEMEN THREATEN ;
TO JOIN STRIKERS
- (Jearaal npectal aerrlea.)- t-
Belfaat. Julv 16. Four thousand am.
Ployea quit work In the spinning mills
nmrw ioqy. two nunarea policemen
threaten to Jofh the atrikera becauae
thev are not allowed extra nav for their
long work. Tha strikers are burning
drays and committing ether acta of
HANDS WKRD INJLT.tD WHEN sun v -
Steamship 'Officials Think
Missing People Cannot Be
Found - Alive and Thatf
:'. Their Bodies Are Caught
- in - Wrecked Vessel.
Scene of Dissater Has Been
r Patrolled .-Without Any -:
Resultr Inquiry Will Be
Held ; This Afternoon ' at
cr San Francisco. i-.A
j (Joamal special Berrfce.) - ' : '"
. San Franolaco. July 21. All bona nt
adding more names to the list of sua
vlvora of the Columbia dlaaater haa
been abandoned by the off Iciala of tha
San Francisco Part! and Steamship
company. It Is believed that those how
missing will never be found alive, tha
contention being that they must hava
gone down with the Ill-fated vessel.
omolals of the steamship company :
are convinced that only thoaa picked
up by the ateamer George W. Elder
5rj V1,0'?0 cm eahora on the life
raft at Shelter Cove at mldnla-ht Man.
day eacaped death In the aea.
"- ltrolled Scene.
Although the scene of tha dtaaata
haa been thoroughly patrolled aver since
tha Columbia went down, no more
bodies have been picked un. and tha
natural Inference Is that the mlaalna
hodlea'are washing about In the sUte
rooma and other cloaed compartment
of the sunken ateamer., ,
An Inquiry Into tna eanaa .k. ,
aater will ba commenced this afternoon
- - ainciais nera. state- ,
menta of the San Pedro's officers hava
n "f,81 hj the Investigating board ',
Inquiry 0"er evldenoa at the
The moat sensational atory told hr
f n,r. th Columbia wreck survivors
la thai related by W. - 8. WiUiams; i
colored man of Oakland. Willi, me was
one of the steerage passengers and waa
reaoued by Quartermaster Hlnner la
boat No. i and reached thla city ye
terday with the other membera of Hln
ner'e party. According to Williams
story, one of the paasengera when he
found that the boats had all left tha v -ship
and It waa sinking, committed aul
clde by abooting hlmaelf through th
head with his revolver.
MAn Omamlta Sulclds.
. "I was one of the laat to get up oei
deck. I ruesa. for I am am eh a sound
sleeper that It takes soma time evon,
for a collision - to M. . 7
Wllllajna "When I did wake up aid
found out What tha Imnkl.
slipped . a. llfs-preserver on and ellmhad
up'?vt,IwtoI d,ck- The boats had all
left the ship as far aa I could aee and ..
it waa going down fast. There waa
nothing to It but Jumn. aiut i ..
!?ife"f Ahat ' whB 1 oked over tha
rail at the cold water leaping up -for
me I healtated acme. Then I saw in
other man hesitating. Ho waa a big.
flne-laoklna man with a Mnir .-
tacha, and he waa about half dressed.
He-had a llfa-nreaarver nn kn ' -
peered that he did not truat to tt much.
.r i"ui over me rail a minute
he- ataaraered back on ia-v 1
1 Vw pocaei. ana anot him-.
self through the head.. ! Jumped just -.:
aa he fired the shoV
Williams aaya that ba aaa m i -
who tha aulclde waa. t