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I BATTLE IS
WARSHIPS SHELL BULGARS
Capital Sees Troops Rushing
to Front Near Gates.
FATE OF TURKEY AT STAKE
Xazim Pasha Reports Opening of
Conflict on Right and Center
andTRepuIse of Infantry Ar- t
tillery Duel Magnificent.
LONDON, Nov. 18. (Monday.) A
Dally Mall dlspatc" from Constantin
ople, revived at 9 A. 51, Myi
Inofflclnl rrports say the Turks
have ir"lned rrat success. The bat
tle opened at 5 o'clock lo the mornJns.
The Turks succeeded after some hours
r ri,i.r In defeating the right Bul
garian wins aud lu repulslas; the leff
win-. They captured IS suns ana sww
prisoner. The Turklh warships con
tributed largely tothls success."
CONSTANTINOPLE Nov. 17, 10:43 P.
jl. The great battle between the Bul
garians and Turks is on all along the
line of the Tchatalja fortifications. Na
zim Pasha, the Turkish Commander-in-Chief,
sends the following dispatch
"The battle which la commenced this
morning with an attack of Bulgarian
Infantry lasted until one hour after
sunset. The enemy, who advanced
chiefly facing our right wing and our
center, was repulsed by our in'fantry
and artillery fire. Three Bulgarian
batteries were destroyed."
All through the day the sound -of
heavy guns booming distantly was
heard in Constantinople. It ceased
only with darkness.
Flrlaa; Presages Infantry Move.
The-firing along the entire line was
evidently' preparatory to an infantry
The Turkish batteries replied vig
orously. The Turkish ships in the Sea
of Marmora shelled the Bulgarian po
sitions. Undoubtedly the fleet In the
Rlaj.lt. Sen. also took part in the en-
rjnement. thougrh details are lacking.
In the afternoon the wind shifted
and It seemed for a time as though tho
ho tt t hart ended, but again the boom-
i i wA anl th movement of 1
lUg W . - i
troops could be observed not far from'
the very gates to the capital. A de
tachment of several thousand from the.
Tchatalja lines was replaced by fresh
troops who had been held in reserve
near the city.
Fate of Capital at Stake
Th. refugees behind the lines began
breaking camp early in the day; and
moved back toward Constantinople.
The Greek villagers, who heretofore
had remained admirably indifferent to
events, prepared to desert their '.homes.
While calm prevailed, there .was a
deadly tension In the knowledge that
the fate of the capital, of the Turkish
army, and of those who waited anx
iously in Constantinople was at stake.
Several members of the legations and
other foreign residents witnessed the
artillery duel, which they describe as
Shelling from height to height across
Biyuk-Chekmedye Lake and oyer the
plains towards the north, the flushes of
guns on both sides were visible,' to ob
servers over miles of low country.
Within the city every military pre
caution was taken. Pickets were post
ed at various points and patrols guard
ed the streets. The Ambassadors held
a meeting at the Foreign Ministry
with the commanders of the cktoman
gendarmerie and advised for th safety
of foreigners. j
Young Turks Arrested.
Several leading young Turk have
been arrested in Constantinople today.
Including Suleiman Nazif, ex-Vall of
Bagdad, and Muhll Endl, editor? of the
newspaper Tanln, for complicity In an
alleged plot to restore the former Sul
tan, Abdul Hamld II. j
It was decided that detachments for
the protection of foreign institutions
will be landed at dawn tomorroiv. They
will remain concealed In the btjlldings
and will co-operate with the. local
Turkish forces only should assistance
be required. ' '
Tho Austrian Ambassador. MArauls
de Pallavlclnl. notified the Porhe of
this determination, but emphasizes the
friendly character of the measuresVyn
dertaken. explaining that they wereir
the Interests of the safety of foreign
- subjects and Institutions. 1
The sanity board at a meeting todajr
urged that ateps be taken to prevenft
th. armies now facing each .other alt
tv. maia frnm nterinv- the capltall
owing; to the cholera epidemic. The!
resolutions to that effect were proposed'
by the British delegate.
KING NICHOLAS UNDER FIRE
Montenegrins Bombard Scutari and
Turks Lose Strong Positions.
RIEKA. Montenegro. Nov. 17. King
Mchalos. accompanied by his son-in-law,
the Russian Grand Duke Peter
Nikolaievich, and the Grand Duchess,
embarked Friday on a lake steamer to
view the operations in front of Scutari.
The steamer immediately became a
DREW SAYS BRIDGE
GAME DKCLARED INCOMPATI
BLE AVITH MATERNITY. "
Actor Notes -Also Tliat in England
Craze Actually Is Hurting
Business of Theaters.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Nov. 17. (Special.)
"Women must give up either bridge
or babies; the two are incompatible,"
declared John Drew, who is appearing
here this week.
"A woman cannot devote herself to
bridge playing and at the same time
perform her maternal -duties," said
Drew.v "Bridge certainly Is the cause
of race suicide. It -has become so
serious that it can't be ignored any
longer. In England the bridge craze
has become so violent, they tell me,
it is actually hurting business or the
aters. There are many people who
would rather play bridge than eat.
"So it takes no great stretch of im
agination to think of women prefer
ring bridge to babies. For you know
babies' take time and attention and
woman cannot devote her time to
bridge playing and still perform her
duties as a mother."
COUPLE WEDS IN SECRET
Miss Florence Hickman of Seattle Is
Bride at Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17. (Special.)
Miss Florence Ambrose Hickman, of
Seattle, was married Friday afternoon
tn T?nhrt r. Barr. of this city
rpremonv was kept secret until today
and the news surprised their friends
here. Mr. and Mrs. Ira It Shattuck,
of Minneapolis, attended them on their
motor trip to Riverside, where thecere
mony was performed. The couple Tiad
planned to be married November -26.
The bride Is a graduate of the Holy
Name Academy of Seattle and is well
known- in that city. The bridegroom,
who came here from New' York two
years ago, is in business here. Mr.
and Mrs. Barr will leave for 'a trip
through Northern California and Ari
zona, returning about December 1,
when they will be at their home. 1268
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POKTTjAND. OREGON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1912.
One Flight of Locks
SMALL VESSEL TO MAKE TRIP
Report Shows Enormous Diffi
. culties Overcome.
NEW DEVICES INSTALLED
Lock Gates Are 'Without Precedent,
as to Material and Construc
tion Work on Harbors Is
y Also Progressing.
WASHINGTON, Nor. 17. Sometime
next Summer or Fall, no ecact date
being specified, a vessel will pass from
the Atlantic to the Pacific across what
is now the Isthmus of Panama, which
I n n ., n 9Trm tfA
I consequently ihu.l u majijcai ---
world's geography, and by the same
human agency the v estern nemispnere
will be divided Into two continents.
The vessel will not be the Oregon, or
any "other -famous ship, but will be
one of the many small water craft In
daily use by the canal builders, and
probably, the only passengers will be
Colonel George W. Goethals, and the
staff of American engineers who for
the past eight years have been carry
ing on the greatest engineering work
the world hag ever seen. ' It will be
later than that, anywhere from six
months to a year perhaps, before the
formal opening of the waterway will
take 'place; and a naval -fleet .headed
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BALKAN - WAR - PHOTOGRAPHS AND
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BLUE BOOK COST
THOUGHT TOO BIG
CALIFORNIA BOARD OP.. CON
TROL PLANS ECONOMY.
Too Much Money Spent In Publicity
Is Contention Bulletins May
'"'' ' Be Curtailed. '
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 17. (Special.)
The State Board of Control and Con
troller Nye are of the opinion that too
much money is being spent by state
departments for. the publication ' of
monthlv bulletins and special notices.
They say that department publications
which were begun in a smau way w
advertise the work of each office have
assumed such proportions that the ex
pense to the state has reached a large
figure. ' :
While the officials believe the bul
letins have done much good, they say
that a gread deal of the printed matter
now issued is valueless and the edict
has gone forth to "hold down copy."
The. state blue book is cited as one
instance of the unnecessary elabora
tion of an excellent Idea, the expense
for its publication now being 110,000
more than several years ago, when the
purpose was served as welLs
With this In view, the Board of Con
trol Is preparing In its recommenda
tions to the Legislature for aproprla
tlons to cut materially the figures sub
mitted by various officials for printing.
EDISON EXTENDS PLANS
Inventor Reported to Contemplate
Direction of Corporations.
wust orange. N J.. Nov. 17.
(Special.) As his sixty-sixth birthday
approaches, Thomas A. Edison is cred
ited with planning to become president
of the Thomas A. Edison Company, In
corporated, and other companies to be
embraced under that title.
The resignation of Frank L. Dyer,
now at the'head of the allied corpora
tions based on Edison's inventions, has
been received. He intends to become
president of the Motion Patent Picture
Company, of New York. . '
. Mr. Edison himself declined to. dls-
puhs the situation
Dyer became presi-
dent . in 1908, - succeeding , William
PROMINENT FIGURES IN . SITUATION.
l iil' Mil v '. . l I J r. .
KILLS AND WOUNDS
Wife's Friends .Felled
by Pistol Shots.
WIRELESS CALLS TO TRAGEDY.
North Yakima Man Goes Home
and Awaits Victims.
WOMAN QUICK TO FORGIVE
When Officers Reach Homo of
George F. Defoe to Place Him
Under Arrest, Wife Hides Hus
band Underneath the Bed.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Nov. 17.
(Special.) Georga F. Defoe at 5 o'clock
this morning shot and killed John H.
Hagerman, wounded George Ogburn,
and shot at his wife and another wo-
ma n- k '
When officers called at the Defoe
home later In the day, Mrs. Defoe
made every effort to protect him from
arrest. When taken to jail, Defoe ad
mitted the shooting, but said he did not
mean to kill.
- Defoe, who left North Yakima about
three weeks ago and has' been em
ployed on a boat between Victoria and
Seattle; was summoned by a wireless
message sent to him on- the boat -by
his brother, who lives In North Yakima.
Hagerman and Ogburn, both young
farmers, took the. two young . women
ioc nirht to a dance at Wheelers
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't ' Ykkiml" " They"
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WT1SOPLE, AND KING MCHLOAS.OF
REST AND GABRIEL Er rria DI
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HIT AT DIVORCES
BAR ASSOCIATION JOINS IX CRU
SADE TO AMEND LAW.
Many Attorneys Oppose Move to
Require Year's Residence, but
Majority Favor Change.
RENO, Nev., Nov. 17. (Special.) In
the closing hours of the annual meet
ing of the Nevada Bar Association,
Samuel W. Belford, one of the most
prominent attorneys in Nevada and the
man who was mainly responsible for
the settlement of the strike at the Ely
Consolidated mines last month, when
S500 men returned to work, sprang a
sensation by Introducing a resolution
for the committee on substantive
law to prepare and recommend to the
next State Legislature, which meets in
January at Carson City.- proposed
amendments to the present divorce
This Is the opening gun in the cam
paign to change the residence require
ments in Nevada from six months to a
year before a divorce may be applied
Divorce lawyers Immediately raised
objections to Belford's resolution, but
the Bar Association nevertheless
agreed to submit the Issue to a vote of
the full association.
STEAMER MAZAMA AGROUND
Wood River Breaks Bounds lower
ing Channel to Few Inches.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Nov. 16.
(Special.) The Bteamer Mazama is
stranded in Wood River, that river hav
ing suddenly left its channel while the
boat was making a trip to an up-river
Abner Weed owns a large tract of
land In that section, and by the use of
huge dredges constructed a large drain
age channel through his land for tho
purpose of reclaiming it. This channel
approaches the bank of the river at one
point quite closely, and here there Is
an old slough, through which the water
of the river suddenly broke, and is
now flowing Into the canal in a stream
eight feet deep and 30 feet wide. Much
of the surrounding country is over
flowed, and the steamer will rest in
the nearly dry river bed until the gap
can be closed. This will be done with
bags of sand, backed by . substantial
embankment, and will be quite an ex
pensive piece of work. ,
DYNAMITE FOUND ON TRACK
Stick of 20 Per Cent Explosive Dls
covered Near Train Time.'
EUGENE, Or, Nov. 17. Special.)
A stick of 20 per cent strength' dyna
mite was picked up'on the , Southern
Pacific track not 500 feet from the Eu
gene station today, a short time be
fore' the southbound passenger train
was due. The explosive was found
lying within an Inch or two of the
rail, by James Henehan, foreman for
the Oregon Electric Company. The
case was turned over to Detective L.
According to Henehan, the stick wag
from a fresh box or else had been
thawed out ready for use. It had been
placed on or near the outer rail of
the curve presumably with the inten
tion of derailing .the train.
LINN TRIAL DOCKET LARGE
17 Divorce Cases on List for Hear
ing at Albany This Term.
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rlocket of 107 cases will face Judge
Galloway when he convenes the Octo
ber term of ' Department No. 2, State
Circuit Court, for Linn County, tomor
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TOW. inis IS an uuuauauy wihc "'".ii
and contains many cases of interest.
Twenty-seven of the cases are suits
for divorce. It is not probable all of
them will be tried at this term, how
ever. Only five of them are being con
Included on this docket are seven
criminal cases which have been trans
i.a trtr trfnl from Dflnflrtment No. 1
and In all of which Albert x eacock,
proprietor oi a local uvery oarn, is at
tendant. All of these seven cases are
i .pro nr Iahr rl ! r rr r 1 v with al
leged violations of the local-option
Slide . on Railway and Rough Seas
Cut Off Traffic.
. TILLAMOOK. Or., Nov. 17. (Special.)
Owing to a. slide on the Pacific Rail
way. & Navigation Company's line,
Tillamook County has b&en without
train nnr! mail service since Thursday.
Train service is annulled for tomorrow.
There is considerable mail held up 'in
the. county and the citizens are anx
ious to receive the mail which is held
up on the other side of the slide. The
slide south of Hobsonvillo has been
fixed and the trains . which were
stalled at Garibaldi came here tonigrht.
When the Sue H. Elmore left this
morning she had a large passenger
list, but she is bar-bound in the bay.
Man Thrown Through Window at
Dance Nearly Bleeds to Death.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or.. Nov. 1".
(Special.) Edward Derringer nearly
bled to death last night from cuts re
ceived when thrown through the win
dow of the Armory by James Potts,
following a dispute regarding ticket
money. The affair broke up the dance.
' Derringer received severe cuts on
both sides of his head and on his right
wrist. He fainted from loss of blood,
and is in a weakened condition today,
although out of danger. Derringer's
parents are well-to-do residents of
Southern Oregon. No arrests have
been made yet. '
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Sloop Drops Propeller
at Yaquina's Mouth.
LIFESAYERS' WORK IS DARING
Schooner Mirene Gets Line to
Craft, but Seas Part It.
BOAT'S DAMAGE IS GREAT
It May Bo Possible to Save Part of
Cargo of Merchandise and Ma.
chinery When Water Be
comes More Calm.
NEWPORT, Or., Nov. 17- (Special.)
The gas sloop Condor was wrecked
here early today when. In attempting
to enter the "harbor, she lost her pro
peller and was driven against the rocks
at the end of the north jetty. Her crew
of three, W. H. Dority, master; aeorga
Waddell, engineer, and George Mus
toe, mate, were daringly rescued by
the Government llfesavers, who battled
their- way through heavy seas to the
Tonight the Condor lies near the
north jetty Inside the bay and closa
to shore at low tide. With her hull
pounded almost to pieces from her en
counter with the rocks of the Jetty
it is believed she will be a loss with
the exception of her machinery and a
part of her cargo, which It may be
possible to remove after the seas sub- .
Mlrrne Tries to Aid.
The rescue of the Condor's crew was
Besides the lifesavers, the schooner
Mirene came to the aid of the helpless
Three times after the llfesavers had
got a line ahoard the Condor so that
the Mirene might tow her to safety, the
cable was parted by the furious comb
prs which swept over the disabled sloop
and the attempt had to be abandoned.
The Condor sailed from this port yes
terday afternoon in company with the
schooner Mirene for Waldport, Or., on
Alsea Bay. Both vessels carried car
goes of merchandise. On reaching the
entrance to Alsea Bay a heavy sea was
found breaking across the bar, which
had shoaled, so that it was Impossible
to enter. The Condor and Mirene
waited outside until high tide, but as
weather conditions were unchanged the
craft returned to Yaqulna. arriving off
the harbor at 7'o'clock this morning.
Although the bar was rough, Cap
tain Mays, of the Mlretl'e, spoke the
Condor, .saying that he was going to
attempt the entrance, and Captain
Dority replied that he would follow the
Anchor Fulls to Hold.
The Mirene ran the white-capped
gauntlet at the harbor entrance safely,
and in her wake came the Condor. She
crossed the bar without mishap, but
when within 200 yards of the north
Jotty her propeller dropped off.
Frantic efforts were made by Cap
tain Dority and his two men to hol?t
a sail, and when this was found Im
possible, to drop the anchor, but the
waves drove the helpless sloop broad
side onto the north Jetty. The force
of the collision snapped the mast which
went by the board.
The Condor's plight was seen by the
members of the lifesavlng crew before
she struck, and they rushed to tho
scene. The Mirene put about, and,
with the assistance of the llfesavers.
a line was attached to the stranded
craft, after the crew had been taken
off by the llfesavers. The force ot
the waves was so great, however, that
after three unsuccessful attempts to
pull the fast settling boat to a place
where she could be beached, efforts
were abandoned. The ebbing tide also
interfered with the attempts to tow
the Condor farther inside the bay. Al
though she was anchored until high
water tonight she dragged and is now
higher on the beach.
Considerable cargo and wreckage has
been washed ashore from the wrecked
sloop, and this is being stored at the
lifesavlng station. The cargo Is par
The -Condor Is owned by persons liv
ing at Waldport, Or. She Is of about
60 tons burden.
COXDOR'S HISTORY IS NOTABLE
Sloop Originally Built at Astoria for
Trip to Alaska.
The gasoline sloop Condor, which
was wrecked on the Yaqulna Bay bar
yesterday, 'is credited by the official
records as having been built at Astoria
in 1906, but she was really built ten
years earlier, and rested on the shores
of Young's Bay as one of the disap
pointed hopes of the Yukon gold ex
citement. - '
During the early period of the Alas
ka rush several Finn fishermen decid
ed to build a sloop and sail to the
North in search of gold, the keel of the
Condor being laid. As their time and
money was available, the work was
continued. Three years later there was
but one of the partners in the venture
left, and he worked on the boat, when
not engaged In fishing, and by the time
she was ready to be launched the Alas
ka gold fever had passed, and the Con
dor remained on the ways until 1906,
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