I'm d 1Y rrtWf ATrMVf fl . ' JOURNAL CIRCULATION . T ILK DAILY JOUUNAL lb Two Cents a Copy Sunday Journal 5 (tnli or IS reuta week, for Vly and Sumla Jour nal, bjr carrier, delivered. , Th . Weather Fair tonight and Wednesday; light northwest wind. PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY . EVENING, DECEMBER . 14, 1909. TWENTY PAGES. x pptpt?. TUn rrwrs o Ttiiri a wrws VOL. VIII. NO. 243. k F. L IS HE F ACTOR If! STRIKE Sympathetic Strike in Aid of Switchmen to lie Debated iri Conference ; of 11 Bail way;- Orders 'Saturday i Gornpers. Issues Call. ? (pedal DUDttcb to Tbe Journal. 1 . 8t Paul. Minn., Deo. 14. Announce ment waa made thla morning' at switch- men 'a strike headquarters 1 that . dele-i gatlone from 11 organisations of the railway department of the American Federation of Labor will meet In St Paul at 10 o'clock Saturday morning la obedience to a call from President Gom pera to consider the-matter of gsslst- ' Ing the " switchmen In their . strike. Whether or not this forecasts a , gen eral sympathetic strike on the part of the allied railway unions, excepting, the Brotherhood of Rattway Trainmen 'and the O. B- C cannot be learned at this hour but It is freely .predicted. ' President Haw ley of the switchmen said the matter of a sympathetic atrike ".will be up to the 'convention when it meets, but I will say the convention has been called for that purpose."" . The organizations that will be repre sented at the conference will be the tol lowing: -International Brotherhood of ' Blacksmiths and Helpers, Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, Switchmen's union of North America, International Broth erhood of Maintenance of Way Em ployes, United association of Steamflt tera of America. Order of Railway Tel egraphers, Brotherhood of Railway Freight Handlers, International Associa tion of Boilermakers and Iron Ship builders of America, International As sociation of Machinists, International Association of Fireworkers; Internation al Brotherhood of Railway Fireworkers. a president Gornpers may attend the .convention, which will be presided over by H. B. Perham president of the rail way department of the American Fed r" eratlon4of Labor- ESTRADA MASSES HIS FORCES FOR ATTACK ON ZELAYA'S ARMY WILL THE DUDD FAMILY EVER TRIUMPH? . . J (United Press Leased Wire.) New Orleans, Dec. 14. Managua, the capital. of Nica- . : : : t. rarnia. is in me nanas 01 a raDia pro-rcvoiunon mou, ac cording to a cablegram apparently authentic, from Grey town late today. ' ; " The streets are,, thronged with excited Nicaraguans. Shouting mobs are. parading before the . palace, crying "Hurrah for Estrada and Taft 1" Bluefields; Nicaragua, Dec. 14 (by wireless to' Colon). Provisional President Estrada has abandoned the de fensive and is massing his forces for an attack upon the Zelayans, according to advices brought from the revolu tionists' camp today. The impending battle, which prom ises to be the most important of the revolution will prob- ably be toughtat, Kecero, c mues irom Kama. General Vasquex, Zeiaya'B most trust- SPOKANE OFFICIALS SAY STRIKE BROKEN 1 f Dnitnd -Praca teased Wire.V Spokane, Wash., Dec. 14. Despite the fact that no local strikers have re .turned to work the officials of the 'railroads. Involved in. the switchmen's strike declared today that conditions were again normal, and that the strike had been broken; so far as they were concerned. ' The adjustment of difficulties by the use of nonunion men in the local yards has averted a fuel famine in thla city. Many trainloads of coal are being rushed here from the north and east. , Leaders of the strikers declared to. day that they did not intend to go back to work unless the railroads acceded to. their demands. T.he., JqcaJ railroad "officiaTa'eclare they e being'swarnpecl with' applications for positions and do not Intend to take back any or the dis satisfied switchmen. ;,v . BUTTE SWITCHMEN ARE STANDING PAT United Press Leased Wire.) Butte, Mont., Dec. 14. Not a man re ported for work today, though at- a joint meeting of the Orfer of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of Rail way Trainmen, held here last night, au- thority was given the striking switch men to return to work as Individuals without Jeonardlztns: their rights members of the union.) . It waa further more decided that the strike would be -continued. , - . .; ' . fed lieutenant, Is In command of the die tator's forces at Recero. ' It Is against his troops that Estrada's attack will be directed. , ; General Chamorro of the revolution ary party, who has successfully, main tained a siege of Greytown. where tne ze layan general. Toledo, is encamped with several hundred men, will be Estrada's chief dependency In the engagement Chamorro, it is stated, has received or ders from - his chief to rush bis - com mand to a rendeavous that has been es tablished, . where be will be joined by the troops of Generals Fornos Dias and Matuty. y '. -' : - .. - General Mena, with, a considerable body of revolutionists, now lies at Gua daloupe, on the Mara river, within strik ing distance of Vaaquez. According to the prearranged plan of battle, be is to detour with his command to a position behind Recero, and while the combined forces of Estrada, Chamorro, Diaz and Matuty : are directed . against Vasquea he will strike from the rear. 1 The light gunboat Blanca, which is In the hands of the revolutionists, lies near Recero. - The boat is equipped with Hotchklss guns, which it is believed .will be utilized in the general attack. Estrada's sudden determination to as sume the offensive-Is the result of urgent-appeal from sympathisers with the - revolutionary movement in Mexico and the United States, in addition to its Ntcaraguan sponsors. .His, consular rcp resentatlve at Washington, Senor Cas trilo. particularly urged that the attack be made immediately. . Based upon good authority, a rumoi1 lr current here today thafe the recent proposal, for a peace conference coming from. Zelaya was made In order to af ford an opportunity for his agents to assassinate Estrada. It Is claimed that the plot was discovered by Estrada's emissaries, whose watchfulness pre vented the successful execution of the scheme. -The commissary department of the insurgent army, which was established recently near Rama, is being moved toward Recero to support the Estradans In the expected battle. The rebels are reported to be well equipped and pro visioned for the -coming struggle. MORALES FORSAKES ZELAYA AND GOES ' OVER TO ESTRADA (United Pren Leased Wlra.V New Orleans, Dec. llPrivate dis patches from Panama, Which apparently are authentic, declare that General Morales, formerly one of the Zelayan leaders, has declared himself In favor of General Estrada, asserting that Ze laya s yoke Is that of a tyrant and that it is no longer to be borne. It Is reported that with all his forces Morales has marched against Rivas. He has already captured Orisl and Suppoa, small towns near the Costa Rlcan bor der. - MEXICO HAS HOPES OF CREEL'S MISSION , TO WASHINGTON Mexico City, Dec. 14,- Local newspa per.' today " published a " rumor to the off ect that the United States and Mex ico had disagreed concerning the set tlement of the Ntcaraguan difficulty and that the real mission of former. Ambassador Creel, who is now in Wash ington,' is to secure the cooperation of the United States In the tentative plan advanced by Mexico, It is believed here that Creel will be successful and that there will be no necessity to land Am erican marines ' in Nicarasuan terri tory. v jown oh that) fogmw' ..i-7 1 PEUCH AMD WAIT Ticu) :Mt3T W T: " CYour family m ay X) i , r-irzw,m-r r i walk rioht M.r . . SmmU- - a- fo! 11 BluilCE FOR LIFE P 0 Operation Successful But General Conditions Not Favorable Said : to - Be Penitent Regarding the Congo Atrocities. (United Prtu Uitcl Win.) ' Brussels, Dec. 14. The latest bulle tin Issued from the bedside of -King Leopold indicates - that - he is gaining in strength and shares the optimism ex pressed by his physicians regarding his chances to survive the operation that was performed shortly after midnight. The aged monarch's vitality and re cuperative powers have , amased the corps of physicians who ; are attend ing him. Princess Louise, who-was estranged from her father, is waiting at Cologne for permission to come to the - king's bedside. Although her desire to be near him has been expressed repeatedly to the king, he has refused to grant ber petition. .'.'- , . ,i a,-j' ; The Belgian senate today passed the new military bill, in accordance with . the- desire of the king. Should he con tinue to gain in strength, "the measure probably will be brought to him to morrow for the royal .signature. ; TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED WRECKED; 3 DEAD; 30 INJURED OREGON ELECTRIC GIVES SCHEDULE Morning Service Between Portland and Wilsonville Is Announced. Residents of tVllsonvIlle, who have been complaining of Inadequate train service on the Oregon Electiio in the mornings, will have four trains to Port land between t:4( a. m. and 10 a. m. on and after Thursday morning. . Two new trains will be added to the t Wilsonville-Portland eei-vice, both locals, one leaving Wilsonville at 1:41 a. m. and reaching Portland at :40 a. m. and the other leaving wilsonville at :. in. and reaching Portland at 7:31 a, m. In adiitlon to these tbera are tbe 'regu lar trains from Salem, on of which ar rive at Wilsonville at 1:41 a. m. aad Portland at l:4f a. nv, and another leaving Salem at ii a. m, Wilsonville at t is a. m. and arrives in Portland at 11 a. nt. Tbe present rorest Grove service will be unchanged. This service will. It Is believed, great, ly belp the Wilsonville commuters wbo have bero asking for better early mora ine; service lot Portland for arvera monlha. . - Xomlavallons Omiflrmrd. " - rft.4 r tw Wlrm. Washington. I "-c 1 4. TT. wenate !" ronflrme th followtBs; fwwninatHms: W. C Porbes. goverwr -r.Tl of the Itiil lMln; t". P. nsher, tra-n. ponoal a- rral at Makdn; J. W. Br-le. alifTrala. cmtl r"" 1 at Halifat. Tbofrsi (dumini. Billi(ioii, rnnl r 1 at Tokoharns: K. C Hakr. Cal-. l.trr-s coreal general at Astung. CMrAj Erie, Pa., Dec. II. The Twentieth Century Limited train No. 26, east bound, on the Big Four, running . as the second section of the Twentieth Century from Chicago and bound from Bt xxuls for New York, ran Into pas senger train No. 10 on the Lake Shore railroad . at Northeast. Pa. Three men were killed, seven others were Injured and probably 26 were cut and bruised. The dead were foreigners re turning to their homes in Europe. According to the account of Dersons aDoara tne relief train sent from here, no. 10, from Chicago for New York had not made the siding at Northeast in time to give clearance for the ap proach of the nyer. A stop had been made at Northeast, delaying the train. Tne rear coach of No. 10, smoker. was splintered , by the heavy . engine nauung. tne Twentieth Century train. ine DreaKdown or the engine on an earlier train, ft' Is learned, caused No. 10 to be .stopped in block at North east When the Twentieth Century came along efforts to bring It to a standstill were not successful. . . Relief trains were rushed from Erie and. Conneaut, Ohio, with nurses and physicians. Hospitals at both places were prepared to take care of anv in jured persons. At :40 thla moraine a relief train arrived bearing the mutl- taiea oodles or three Italians and seven persons severely Injured. A billiard was largely responsible for th wreck. It prevented th enrlneer of the Limited from seeing the other train s Jignts until too late to avoid collision. Furthermore, the rails were coated with sleet, which gsad It tm-l : ' possible to stop the train In the usual distance. The dead are: ANTON LUND. 19 years old. Hollv- vllle, Cal., en route to Copenhagen, Denl mark. JOHN CLAIR, . 45 years old, Cedar Point, Kan., en route to France. FRANCIS BERNARD, 33 years old. Cedar Point, Kan., en route to France, list of Injured persons. The following partial list of Injured persons was given out: W. E. Burr, New York; bruised. Clayton Chapman. Elyria, Ohio: rib fractured. E. L. Clogeson, Jamaica Plains. Mass, leg fractured, hands cut Frank F. Cook, Green Bay, Wis.; legs cut, ribs fractured. L. Eleale, Cincinnati; slightly bruised T. J. Haddlng. Cleveland: head bruised. . . Mrs. Edna Losluf. New York city bead bruised. HEW PHASE III " -T RIVER DISASTER Coroner's Jury Recommends Investigation of Action of the Boat's Crew. M. Masters, Cincinnati; head brulsed.i'he watchman was at that time. r-t - n . . . ... ... I 1llf-v ttrnt Intn - .ar-r, . . . . . George F. McEnaarle, Indian Harbor. Conn.; slltrhtly bruised. W. I McFadden, 306 Purney street Burraio; left - shoulder broken. A. H. Whitney. Dunkirk, New York spine injured, face cut Unknown Italian, Slightly bruised. persons aboard the Limited were hardly aware that a collision had oc curred, aa the engineer of the Flyer, on seeing tne rear signal lights of No. 10, applied emergency brakes in time to avoid damage to his train except for the destruction of the pilot and headlight of the engine. Traffic was delayed about two hour. LAND OFFICE COULD MAKE CUNNINGHAM TROUBLE WILL IT? rVPt4 Pran t mi WW 1 Spokane, Wash.. Dec 14. Th rovera- ment officials who bar been conduct- In the inquiry here Into the Ctoanla--ham coal land entrle la Alaska, left today for Washington. The hearlnr are t t rreumed after th bolldar. rot)c to Um call of Special Commis sioner w. J. McOe It waa aenoune4 today that th bearhna- would probably be reaunsed Hrst at Cleveland. Ohio, and later wold be taken up st Minneapolis Ta at w tot city. Tbe e-ri'tence taken la Ppofcane plaeea be eJ entries to sarb a tXMltios that If the g-eserml land efrire olre t mak trrmbl for th claimant, caanr !alm -aa be r'er-teA. U Js nnt b-e- r4. hiTr, that th lasd fflc ls-le-v" (? 4 O'a - l--teTre4 f-tators wfc tav followed tb hearing closely believe thst th claim, made ia tbe beginning. tht th entry men wer dummies rcpreaentlnf tne uuggenhetms. has, been disproved by the testimony. Tb Investigation .has been somewhat restricted In cop. Although partner- snip arrangements are said to have ex isted arfectln tbe original entries and the development of clalma. all th claim ants profes to hold claims for their wa Individual benefit - Ei-Oovernor Mile C Monre of Walla WaJla. said today that hll some la dlsrretloos m'rht b chirred aaalnst om of tbe rlalmarta. their s-nod lr teotione bad b-e show and thst fc thoucht patents would be Isroed. CTarrnc Cvoclrgham conevrred la ttls view (Special Dispatch to The Journal.) Rainier, Or., Dec. 14. An investiga tion by the grand jury of the action of the officers and crew of the steamer Lurllne in connection with the 'over turning of the launch Hendtickson and the Drowning of four persons was yes terday recommended by the Jury called by Coroner Frank H. Sherwood of Co lumbia county. The survivors of the boat accident testified that the steamer Lurllne passed within, .about 600 yards from where they were struggling In the water, shortly after the accident occurred; that they yelled for help and that the steam er Lurllne threw its searchlight upoa them, but did not stop to pick them up. Captain Johnson and Pilot Charleston of the Lurllne testified that they were cnanging reliefs and did not bear or aee Anything-of the accident. They also testified that they did not know where The and ALL FIREMEN ASK BETTER TBEiffBT- Jury went into secret session brought In the following verdict: "That the four of the party of aeven met their death by reason of drowning ana exposure, caused by the upsetting of a boat on the Columbia river on Bun day morning. And we aa the jury rec ommend as follows: That, the actions of the officers and crew of the steamer Lurllne In regard to thiavaccident be investigated by tbe grand Jury, and we alst' recommend that It Is our opinion that It Is the duty of. the grand Jury to Investigate the qualification of Amos Card as to his running a boat on the Columbia river filled with passengers." Th body of Lee Barbour waa sent to Mayger last night ror burial. Tha bodies of Bel ma and Anna Hendrlckson wer sent to Qulney this morning. Tbe body of Ora.ee Waud ia still at the morgue pending Instructions from rel atives at Aberdeen. Tliey Sign Petition Address ed to the Executive Board Asking Why They Are Not Given Same Privileges Enjoyed by Superiors. WHIT3IAN SHERIFF STANDS HIS GROUND fSpertM HstO The JaanaLt i ouaa. tasn, uec 11. Tne scran oei seen nenrr. carter and the countv commissioner, relative to tbe turning oown er a jibs cost bill presented by tb her1ff. for expenses Incurred la obtaining evidence against Illicit boose seller. Is still . on. tb commissioners Standing pat their refusal to allow th blLL Tb sheriff, however, baa bee reen forced by th Partners' anion, which passed a ra n I atoua resoratloa t- county - meeting, requesting tbe bord "to stand behind and support our herlff la his efforts t break Bp horse teallng and boot Wring In Whitman county, and wo further eejnet that bey offer reward of lie for evl- den" leadlrg t the arrrat and cihtIis tlon tt any horse tblef operating ta tbe eouBty." . Wnat riremea Want, The firemen's wants may b briefly summed as follows: Systematic exercise such as Is provided by a drill towe to In? crease fire fighting efficiency. One hundred and twenty-four hours work a week instead of 136 aa at present. ' Some means of making men on watch comfortable, such aa would be provided by a stove in quar ters now absolutely without beat of any kind. Ventilation for sleeping apart ments, and repairs to the roofs mo that rain will rfot aoak tha beds as at present More recognition of their rights aa American cltlsens to peak their wants plainly In stead of being threatened with loss of their positions; also a discontinuance of alleged favorit ism. . Pay for firemen incapacitated for service by Injuries received at flrea. Instead - of having the pay atoppod and the firemen pay th cost of ear for their own Injured a"rdtng to present system. Nearly all tb member of the fire de partment have Indorsed and signed a petition asking better treatment, whlca baa been submit ted to th execntlve board. With tbe petition they have filed a number of Informal but to them none th lea aeriott guectton. Tbo first o.sevOon reads: -War t It that Mayor gin said tbe firemen were very core fori W wkea the very next day the men had to et bucket B round the aleeptng rsoma to ratrh tb water that leaked throngs the .fT" Again:. Way Is It that hea a battalion chief ml see bos he Is not fixed, or even brwognt np on 'the carpet wbea tie ftro- CAR FERRY AIJO CREH 111 DWIGE8 Vessel Ashore Near Fort Burwell, Ont., Burns Sig naIsL-oi JMttss (United Press Leased W!r.V Fort Burwell, Ont., Dec. 14. The car ferry Ashtabula grounded on the shoals off this point at noon today and is fly ing signals of distress. A high wind Is blowing and it Is Impossible to get boats from the shore to her aid. The crew from the life-saving station at Port Stanley la being rushed here by special train. They are bringing their boats with them. Heavy seas are breaking over the stranded ferry, and there Is grave dan ger that she will go to piecea before the arrival of the life savers. The num ber of persons on board the apparently doomed craft ia not known. CEMETERY FILLED; NO PLACE TO BURY WALLA WALLA'S DEAD neelal Plana teh te Toe Journal. I 4 - Walla Walla. Wash.. Dec 14. 4 Her cemetery filled. Walla Walla f faces a shortage of burying 4 space, and tne city council to- d night will consider some plan to d - enlarge the present cemetery. d Several offer hav been made -to 4 supply land, some adjoining the 4 cemetery, but the price on all has, 4 been prohibitive. There are less 4 than a dosen lots left In th cera- 4 etery at present (Halted Press Leased Wire.) Brussels, Dec. 14. An official bul letin issued at 11-o'clock this morning stated that King' Leopold had been operated upon Successfully ' by Drs. Thlrlard, Stlenon and Delage. The operation was performed at 1 o'clock tnis morning. According to the statement of one of the physicians, the king has a bare chance of recovery. This hope is based' upon the fact that the Intestinal ob structions 'which are ;' supposed to have . been the source of fTie ntotiarch' illness wer removed. No trace of a tumor, U was stated, was found.;;. ' Physicians Had ruttl Hop. Th king had rested well early in th night, and when the physicians awak ened him -to prepare for the operation. he faced the .ordeal bravely.;.. Not until the attendants started to administer ttio anaesthetic did he exhibit any signs of nervousness or fear. At this juncture. however, the physicians were compellei to assure him that the operation was not usually considered dangerous. They actually feared, it was stated later, lie would not survive the -attending shock. Princess -Clementine." Leopold's fa. vorlte daughter, Insisted, upon remaining in th room while ; the operation wa s performed. , She bore up bravely until the surgeons had finished their ask. As she left the room she" swooned. Reported to Be Penitent. In spite of the cheerful predictions of tphylrB-ttWTTnB"SThjf 'Has" tr fair ' " chance to recover, the .public generally believes h will never leave the "Palms" pavilion, near the deserted castle, whicti he has occupied since he sold the royal furniture and works - of art. The "Palms' Is the house of the Baroness Vaughan, whose alleged relations with, Leopold have furnished material for a scandal that has been on the Hps of Belgians for years. .The baroness yes terday withdrew from tbe house, at the request of Cardinal MercZer, who admin Istered the last sacrament to the king. It was reported today that when Leo pold believed himself to be dying he expressed regret 'concerning 'the course he has pursued, in the Congo and de clared that if he survived his Illness he would make amends to his African sub jects for. the. cruelties that marked his reign. FALSE TO TRUST: GETS SIX YEABS fnrited rrms tssned Wlrs.1l Oakland. CaL. Dec 13. John S. De- lancey, attorney for former public Ad ministrator George Grays, was sen tenced today to serve six yearn- a th Ban Wuentln penitentiary. Detancey was found guilty of embeasjemeat while serving a attorney t tha adminis trator. II was accused of stealing lit,- eo from the estate f the late John Hite Cook. BIB INCREASE 10 PROPERTY'SIMLUE Figures Announced Today by County Clerk '-'Are Encouraging. County Clerk Fields this morning filed In th city auditor's office a state-, ment showing th value of all taxable property in the city of Portland to be tlll.M7.54S. Thla la . an Increaae of Slf-.171.415. over last year's . flgurp. which wer f 21M2M19. , Th f1v-mlll levy filed by ilavor Simon thla year will therefore bring Into the city treasury for fh nmlntf- nance of various municipal deprtm-it s the sum Of $1,15.SS7.JI. Besides ti. amount t hers will be nearly i0 - available from the general fund, so t -t tbe city will hav more than a mli)!" i and a balf dollars to pay exrnae w :i during th coming year. TROUBLES OF BROKAWS AIRED trafted rren Lease W1.t Mlseola. L. I), it. Through At torney Mcintyre, bis rwwnsel, WUIlam Ooald Brokaw. tn snfltlonalrf wheat wtfe Is swing hlra for divwrco and ask ing allTwoey of f with aa ad !Hln ai monthly stipend f See, yeseerdar rbargd In mart that tb Suit was ha siltsieJ w er y to extort money frm ftim. MdS'jre lftsinwate that If the money demarded aa tlliiK.ir I the at It wrrs paid tao art lea wcatJ b dropped Imirertiatelr. Ttls rYimrf wss braed s atterr e?eude4 I jr Att ry P,-Jw;s, fvr t.tj ptalntilf. H 8eMed t. (he f. between Brokaw and hi' wif- a 1a and brttr had beim s- h'.wr the msrrUge of ti r- r le !-! feared It wcmj'4 rrault in -. i lerv-e. . I'ndtr f"timlri't!- '- I; i today tsred her I -t a1! iha tailed 't a .-!.. 1 - Bt Had tatd flaw ; 1 i qvt and sf!rM t ' - - hd e-1 M.jlr-1 t' . . f ! - r S ber t ) 1 -- deire,t .C 'li - "t-e a .- a t -! - - t ' tCoRt'RB4 Tags rrj !