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VOL. IX. NO. 217.
PORTLAND,' OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19,; 1910. EIGHTEEN PAGES.;
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Disaster in aCenter of Traffic
in New York Citv: Gas Tank
. Blows -Up -and Sets Off
Giant Powder, v
THIRD RAIL$ SPARK "
. STARTSfWORK OF ROlN
Children in Schools' and Hos
pital Suffers; Large Cir-j
cle of Destruction. ;
.' (United PreM Leased Wire. '
Ne w Tork, Dec 1 9. Twelve persons are
dead, 60 . Injured and 8 missing as re
sults of the explosion of a carload of
dynamite that was set off toy minor
explosion, that ; of a tank, of acetyln
eaa. In the New Tork Central railroad
milk depot this mornintv shortly after
I O'clock.,4 The deadt
MRS. MARY POKE. .'
C M. MORROW.
PATRICK JORDAN. '
' FRANK PAGE. '
- E. B. LIVERMORR
EDITH OSSMAN, secretary of the
Cosmopolitan Magazine. - . .
. JACK RYAN, general managers the
Cosmopolitan Masrallne. '
WILXtfAM POKTSCHKE, " '
THOMAS STAGQ , . - -
Cursory lnveatlgatlon gave rise to a
police theory that the gas tank. In th
milk depot was fired by a spark; front
the third rail of the electric road of the
New York, New Haven ft Hartford rail
road, which passes near the milk depot
On the track stood a car of dynamite
and the ': discharge of this explosive
wrought; th greatest havoo. -
District Attorney Whitman, -upon ', re
ceiving the police ;- report, as to "the
cause of the disaster, at once ordered
an investigation. , , '
Many Xrff BnJUdinfi Wrecked.
Within a few minutes after the ex
plosion police and firemen were bring
ing: maimed and bleeding bodies from
the ruins, while Wounded men,-"women
and children - within . a radius of. II
(Continued .' Page l five.
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Washington, Dec. 19. Juan Sanches
Ascpna, Mexican- revolutionary leader,
nndef arrest here as an embezzler, and
about to be extradited to Mexico, where
'' It Is asserted he, v 111 be' shot as a. rebel,
gave , the .following statement to the
: United Press today.
(Copyright. 1910. by the United Press
, , Associations.) ' , . ,
, . By J,uan Sanches Ascona. " ,
' If the people of the-' United. , States
could realise fwhat their ! own govern
ment has done to Mexicans in the past
decade the present American protection
: which Is v keeping Dla on the throne,
would be withdrawn, and within a few
months, perhaps a few weeks, a new
government of the people would Je In
stalled. ' t
, . T I am a revolutionist, and for that rea
son I am jailed. . I am charged with
' swindling, : but , all -.Mexico knows I
am innocent. Also all Mexico knows
that If the United States consents to my
'-axtradltion 1, will be shot by Diss's aol
Main Building, Four Stories,
Totally Destroyed; Dormi
tory and Gym Saved, " .
(Cnltnd PteM -Leaapa Wln.t
Tsooma, pea 19. The Vashon mili
tary academy,, a font story building on
t the island of vashon, was totally de-
early todayJ Fifteen students occupied
rooms in the academy' building, but all
- escaped uninjured. The dormitory and
the gymnasium, ; which were separata
from the main 'structure were isaved.
"Th-ie-wlli amount te-Bererat'-thoiji
rand dollars.' " ' 1' V' , '
The school Is conducted by Prenldent
"W. , G. Parkes and is' controlled by the
' Baptist ChUW V' . s :,
Mil APPEALS 10 PEOPLE
; OF UNITED SIOTES Hi PROTEST
Six Persons,. Including Four
, Women Taken in . by Dep
; nty Sheriffs; They Conduct
. Assorts of 111 Fame:
' 'ARE EXPECTED SOON
Officer Discovers Fight in the
Place Where , One Woman '
; Arrested; 4 Draws Gun.
'The grand' Jury net "thrown out into
the "moral wave" is being hauled in
by deputies of the sheriff's office to
day,; Up to I o'clock six arrests naa
been made under indictments returned
last Saturday against the keepers of
houses alleged to be conducted as resorts
of ill fame.-.-. --...'..':----'-.-' .
Those thus far arrested are Frank Mia
to. aaloonman of 246 . FUnders street,
Annie King of 86 North Second street.
Sadie Parker Of sltf North Second, ua.
lse Olcese of 85 North Second street and
George and Pearl Simpson, who' Con
duct the Eagle rooming house at Third
and Burnside. r .--.-,-. i v- ":'.;
Deputy Sheriffs Leonard, Hunter, Bul
ger and Beatty were the arresting offi
cers. As fast as the accused were ar
rested; they-were: taken to ths county
Jall.V; Sadie Parker was th first to lur
nlsh toond.; which had been fixed at 500
In each case by Presiding Judge Cleland.
The others expeci to-; secure meir re
lease before night. . f v-'
It is understood there are five other
indictments dealing with the north end
upon which bench, warrants have not
yet been served. Two of these. It Is
reported, include more than one name
as defendants, ' upon which ' reckoning
seven more arrests of lodging house
keepers will be made." v ; i f
Deputy Sheriff Frank Beatty ran Into
a fight among, 80 or mora Austrlans
in arresting the Olcese; woman. One
Austrian- was being -kioked- (downstairs
by several ethers and a small riot was
threatened ' when Beatty drew his re
volver and scattered them... He will re
turn later to Investigate the affair and
arrests fofassault may.foUow.. , , V
diersl . I will hot be the first This gov
ernment is being yised as a tool. ? The
treaty between the United States and
Mexico is used to give Diaz the whip
hand over men daring -to oppose , his
tyranny, " American - officials have been
made to see things in the wrong llgbt.
My only hope, in my own case, Is that
an awakening will soon come. : !
. The entire dissatisfaction la Mexico
is due to' distrust - Of flclals oppress,
rob, even murder, when they think mur
der necessary In the attainment of their
despicable ends..: '. , --". ; -
Those In "control of the finances of
Mexico also control Dlax. Heads of the
Mexican trusts .occupy places In his
cabipet r - . - , t .. . ' , ( i . '
, It Is not so "much against Dlai as;
against the trusts that the people are
rebelling. I myself believe that Dlas al
lows himself to be deceived by his coun
sellors. I believe this because Dlas is
wealthy.; , He has 'stolen of course, but
" (Continued ott' Page Five.)
Church . Factotum at Seattle
Adds Heroism to Industry
' - - and Talent. .'.'
. Seattle,. Dec. 19. -While sitting in the
choir loft during the morning service at
St Mark's Episcopal church yesterday.
Robert Thompson, who Is sexton of tho
building in addition to being soloist of
the cnoirji detected the smell of smoke.
Quietly supping front his place he hur
ried to the basement and found a brisk
blase in progress, i; Flames were eat
ing their way up; through the floor.
Thompson fought the .fire desperately
or .o. minutes and- f lnally-KtinguthJ
ft. - Then he returned to his place above
and sang his solo, "Praise Ye the Lord."
It was not until after the conclusion
of the services t that the congregation
knew of the danger that had threatened.
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Formal Acceptance j)y Mayor
Preceded by Tilt Between
Span Superintendent ; and
Engineer. Cars Tomorrow.
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On behalf of the city Mayor Simon
this morning accepted the newly .com
pleted Hawthorne ! avenue bridge. " . At
II o'clock the mayor and officials of the
contracting company visited the , bridge
and were taken up on the lift to a point
160 feet above the; level ;pf the driver.
The lft; machinery was operated toy
Engineer Hicks, one of the county em
ployes who win have' charge of. the
bridge from now on. The lift rose stead
ily and smoothly with hardly a vibration
and sank again Just as smoothly. : There
was no jar. . . , , f ,j
Mayor Simon 'expressed ; himself as
toeing ; greatly pleased with the suc
cessful operation of the machinery.
After the lift bad descended the mayor
stepped over to greet Harry Stutsman,
who has been appointed by the eoont!
court to superintend the bridge tending
fbrce.'i k i-. , ' j .
' "I now turn this bridge over to you,
Mr., Stutsman," said; the mayor. v, :you
are now In f ull charge. ? The bridge Is
open for traff ic." -J, :'?i": . .:!' K
, ,';;f Cars start SomommTi'iXilil
, Engineer Stutsman declared that he
was satisfied to take charge, and that he
would do, his best , to give satisfaction
to the public I'XI vVv ''.. v
The Portland Bailway,. Light ft Power
company Will begin to nse the span , to?
morrow morning, " when ; the O,'. W. P.
cars and others that used to cross , the
old bridge will be rooted, across It Two
(Continued on .Page Three.) : :
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Detailed Account of
. ; Oregon's Agricultural
' " , , Tribute to Prosperity
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new trans-river highway in place, showing draw span np and ready for ship
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Edward Douglass WWte.
- (0sHd PreM Leaaea Wtm '
Washington, Dec '-19. Edward Doug
lass White, associate justice of the su
preme- court of tne United States,: took
the oath today as chief-JusUce to suc
ceed the late Chief Justice Fuller.', Mr.
White was born in Louisiana w about
Fort Gibson. He graduated at George
town..., He served in the Louisiana leg
islature as state senator, and then was
appointed to the supreme court of Louis
iana' and served a dumber of years; on
that court, returning, to the !ar.k where
he . became Its lador4. He was "subee
Quently elected . to ;the ; senate of: the
United SUtes, and while serving? his
finst termt was. appointed toy President
Cleveland as a Justice 'Of f the - supreme
court'of the United SUtes. He U a
Democrat and has been on that court
for 16 years, and Is sow the oldest Jus
tice f in commission whose age Is less
than 70. Mr. Justice White la c man
In full health, and, yigott," 1 ; ', "
Justice White- was formally sworn m
at 11:30 in the robing room. When the
Justices of the court appeared on 1 the
bench. Justice Harlan announced the ap
pointment of White as chief Justice.- -
White took the oath of office? with
upraised hand, Harlan holding an open
Bible before him, White and ' Harlan
then changed seats and Harlan grasped
the chief Justice's hand In congratula
tion, '- -i ; ....
.,-..? ' (Calted rna teaied Wlra. "
" Providence. R. I.. Dec. 19, Nelson W.
Aldrlch today 'unequivocally declined. to
run Tor "I'ruVd States wunator .'for an
other term. Aldrlch announced' "be
would not allow his name to be con
sidered, even if the legislature became
hopelessly deadlocked oo other; candl
daK. . . .
LITTLE HOPE FOR
Opposition to Structure at Los
Angeles Increases; Merritt
Has Eye on Portland.
- (Special IHnpatoti t Tb Joaraal) I
. Los . Angeles, CaU Dec. 19. Opposi
tion to the proposed Hulen C. Merritt
skyscraper for this city is Increasing.
It is possible, also, that If the council
next Tuesday should decide to amend
the building law so as to permit Mer
ritt to erect the 280-foot high struc
ture that Mayor Alexander will veto the
proposition. . He has intimated that such
will be his course in the event the
council Is swayed by the Influence of
Merritt and his friends. "A law Is a
law," In .effect says the mayor. ?Thti
administration Is - not In , the special
privilege business.' : Other men, equally
as prominent as Merritt have sought
similar favors of .the administration
only to be dented. i :
Significant , was the vote : of the
Northeast Improvement association, one
of the many . influential ; organizations
that are engaged In the upbuilding of
Los Angeles, when the Merritt question
was presented for consideration. Rarely
has a question relating to the city been
I'more thoroughly dissected; and debated.
The many : good points In the Merritt
proposition were recognized and praised
and the enterprise .of its author warmly
commended, - but the ISO foot law for
straight height and ISO. foot amendment
for , mansard roof . attachment stood, in
the way of ' an agreement and th asso
ciation went on record as being opposed
to any. changes in . the building . laws
for the sole benefit of Merritt t : K
; Another significant straw Is tAe atti
tude', of prominent architects who ; are
organized.? as the ; southern ' California
chapter of the American Institute ; of
Architects. At a regularly called meet
Ing the members unanimously adopted
a tprotest 'against any action of -; the
council that has for its object the In,
creasing of the height of buildings. The
protest, which will be sent to the city
council, recites: "Such an amendment
is. calculated only to satisfy, the greed
of , private-' Individuals at the expense
of the welfare of , the :; community. ; ,
Merritt and bis supporters are work
rng hard to overcome the great opposi
tion thai has developed and will go Into
the - council . chamber - next , Tuesday
armed with, petitions bearing thousands
of signatures. 'Owners of properties in
the downtown district are the majority
signers,' all, ft is charged by the oppo
sition, actuated by the hope of a per
sonal gain in the way of an Increase In
realty values. ' ..!.
The' people- generally are. agalnert It
and club women are particularly active
In their opposition. -The Friday Morn
ing o)ub has adopted resolutions against
the plan and will Join other organisa
tions: In sending. delegations before the
council to ! voice protest whenthejub;
J act Is "up for consideration."; , , ,
Merritt's principal argument When
soliciting support for, his project is
that hlmilllons will be spont In Port
land If Los Angeles fails to change its
building laws to suit him. ,
to pass under.
LAND TO VQRLD
Emerson Hough Sent by Mag-
: : azine to Get Impressions of
a Boom1 of ' Great, Northwest;
Apples Claim Attention. ; ;
, The Oregon. apple Is In for a polish
ing. Emerson Hough, the novelist and
magazine .writer whose- books are al
ways among the "best sellers" is here
10 do the job. He is also here to iook
Into the Irrigation and land," booms of
the; west and to tell about them for the
Saturday Evening Post: ;'
In discussing the land-selling situa
tion today Mr. Hough said to believes
western states of the Rocky mountain
district are; Injuring, themselves and
wronging a great many people -byi the
various schemes being practiced, to se
sure ' settlers. The Pacific northwest,
however he believes to be a safe place
for . the settler and one that ,wUl fill
up quickly -without the need of adveN
tlsing or boom, literature. ".., ' -
"I am out on a tour of the wesf to
secure information for a series . I am
(Continued on Page Three.)
That Franklin P. Mays wm not be
allowed ' a pardon if Francis J. Heney
can prevent such action by the attorney
general and the president of the United
States was Indicated this morning when
Attorney Harrison Allen, . representing
Mr. Mays, -made a request of the spe
cial assistant' attorney general to allow
Mays to pay the fine of $10,000 Imposed
at the trial of the Blue Mountain, con
spiracy case, and escape the term of
four - months - Imprisonment " in the
county Jail.. -i-'Jv 1 i :l
Mr.' Honey was heard to declare that
'payment.', ofs a-flne did not "discharge,
the, debt which a violation .of the law
Imposed. '. . , 'i. 'ris 't-'V-rH-;. -l
r AUen encountered Heney in the hall of
the. Federal building as the land fraud
pt cu it . rama-.f romtha ,dlr 'tloa oC
the chambers of the Judges, and Imme
diately broached the subject of a re
mission of the. Jail sentence Imposed on
. The attitude of. the special aofllstant
attorney general la believed to Indicate
HENEY WOULD BLOC
tO ESCAPE PRISOH SESITEI3CE
f . m " r- , -
III RGB ROAD.
. . r
ears if He Goes to Legislature
Successor Wilt Favor Vaca
tion of East Side Streets for
0. R. & Ns" Benefit
AUTHORITY FOR NEW
BRIDGE IN LIMELIGHT
Lombard Will-Bring Before the
. Council Alleged Usurpation
,: by Railroad.'
1 will not resign from the city coun
cil to go to the legislature," declared
Councilman lA. O. Rushlight thlsmorn-
Ing. , "I am convinced that. If I resign,
an effort will be made to secure a suc
cessor who wlllbe favorable to the va
cation of portions of 13 east side streets.
as desired toy the O. R. & N. Co. The
people of the east side have asked me
not to resign. Several organizations of
east side business men. have asked me
not to resign from the council. I have
resolved to accede to their wishes."
While . Councilman Rushlight has
taken this action to prevent vacations
that constitute part of the deal involv
ing the rights Of way for the Broadway
bridge, Councilman, Gay Lombard has
determined off a line of action which he
expects to result In showing that while
the building of the Broadway bridge is
delayed by professional obstructionists,
the construction of the O. R. ft N. bridge
Is being pushed without permission from
any proper authority. Councilman Lom
bard said this momln:
Turns Xrifht oa a BT.
"Despite decisions of the circuit and
supreme courts that Portland has power
(Continued on Page Three.)
IN A COAL Wl
In Mine of Consolidated Coal
-Co., at Chief ton,1 W. Va.,
, Five Miners. Reported Killed
and 20 Injured. .
v ctTalted lTtaa Lm4 W. -
f- Falrmount W. Va., Dec. 19. Five min
ers are reported to have been killed and
nearly 20 burned in an explosion In the
Consolidated Coal company's mine at
Chief ton today. ; Fifty men were In the
mine at the time of the explosion. ' It
ts believed that a premature shot caused
Will Ilold Christmas Part.
(Soeclal Dispatch to Th JornH
Hood River, Or., Dec. 19 The Meth
odists of Hood River will depart from
the usual method of celebrating Christ
mas time under the direction, of the
Sunday school, and Instead of the usual
tree in the - church the KnlRhts of
Pythias hall has been secured and a
Christmas party will be held at which
games ' and other amusements will be
afforded the Sunday, school pupils. ,
that he will Insist upon both Mars and
Wlllard N. Jones serving; the sentences
imposed upon them. . ",
v . Both' Apply for Pardon.
' Both; men have applications for par
dons pending before the department of
Thaddeus Potter, one of - the l:!ti
mountain consp'lrators, will not i.-i
called before the scourt when the man
dates, from the court of appealx nhnii
be presented. '..The doouments re now
In the hands of .'United. States Dltrl..-t
Attorney McCourt with Inntm-ti t t
hold them until Heney h.U m.ik.. 1
his mind what to rtn. Potter is rtvin
In. the vicinity of WhKe Salmon, V
a victim of. tuberculosis. v llli cm !
tlon is so bad that th rovipn" t 1
WevTsrtr-WouIiTlnai'f'crii.t'i ?t ,1 . 1
IT it Insisted on sending lilm 1 il
i Fighting shy of ; ; any ", sinoin''r,--.
concerning his intentions rf.'r iflir; 1
prosecution-of Blnger irtrtrixiui, - f
(ConUoued oat j 'i ,
' CAUSES TRAGEDY