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PORTLAND, OREGON, TTIUKSDAY. NOVEMBER 21, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LII- NO- 1G,222.
SAILORS ARE SAVED
JURY WOMEN CRY
. PUZZLE TO CLERK
PEACE 111 BALKANS
WHEN HOPE IS LOST
AS LAWYER PLEADS
E T0 173
SHOW 616 SUCCESS
MAY RESULT TODAY
WRECKED CREW EXHAUSTED
ATTORNEY" ACCUSED OF DE
FRATJDIXG CLIENT AVIXS.
CHIEF'S AIDE CAN'T FIGURE
HOW SHE CARRIES BILLY.
AFTER LOG VIGIL.
HIGH JINKS AT LAND
Envoys Meet to Dis
CHOLERA IS OTTOMAN ALLY
Turks Count on Spectre to
Dampen Bulgarian Ardor.
MOSQUE MADE PESTHOUSE
Oriental Trick Resorted To as Check
on Ambition to Celebrate Mass
in Famous Temple of
LONDON', Nov. 20. The- war has
shifted for a time from the field of
arms to that of diplomacy. It may be
that the war is near an end. Plenipo
tentiaries for the belligerent powers
will meet tomorrow at the village of
Hademkeul, a few miles outside the
raDttaJ. for a preliminary discussion
of the terms of an armistice.
In the meantime, the Turkish, Bul
garian and Servian commanders have
ordered a cessation of hostilities, al
though . cannonading, which Nazim
Pasha reports as ' unimportant, took
place this morning.
Sweeping- Demaads Withheld.
The sweeping terms which the allies
were said to have demanded yester
day, as -a basis for the armistice ap
pear not to have been advanced, but
It is almost certain that they will be
on the basis of the Balkan States
holding all the conquered co-jntry un
til a permanent treaty of peace Is
How much of his former power they
. are prepared to' concede the Turk de
pends largely upon two factors the
strength, and supplies of the allied
army threatening the gates of Con
stantinople and the extent to which the
:hoIera specter has embarrassed their
plans. ...... -
Xoqur Made Into Feathonse.
It is certain that great transport dif
ficulties hamper the Bulgarian army
on account of the distance from Its
base and the rough roads. Cholera is
counted on by the Turks to weaken the
Bulgarian ambition for a triumphal
march into the Turkish capital and the
celebration of mass in St. Sophia.
As a' further check against enter
ing the mosque, the Turk resorted to
the amazing plan of transforming the
mosque ' into a pesthouse, and " has
crowded 2000 cholera stricken patients
within its walls.
BULGARIANS WIN POSITION
Observer Says Turks Lost In Battle
of Sunday and Monday.
LONDON, Nov. 21. Ashmed Bartlett.
the war correspondent of the Daily
Telegraph, In a dispatch dated Novem
ber IS, says that the battle before Tcha
talja on Sunday and Monday resulted
in a great Bulgarian success.
Early Monday morning no sound of
firing came from the front. Instead
there was an ominous silence lasting
several hours. A gendarme brought
orders for Bartlett to leave Immediately
for Constantinople, saying that any
hour the Turkish army might be in full
flight, as they had suffered a disaster
in the night.
Instead of otyying, the. correspond
ent "squared" the guards and returned
toward the battlefield. He could see
through the mist only the red flashes
of an artillery duel, which had been re
sumed, but. on the lifting of the mist
he could observe a change In the po
sitions?. At once it became evident that all
the outlying works forming, the ad
vance defenses to the receding center
line had fallen Into the hands of the
Bulgarians, who no longer were con
centrating against the outlying lines,
but had brought up guns and were now
shelling the main lines of works in
front of Hademkeul. as well as the
left wing of the Turkish lines from
the captured positions.
Albanian Chief Raids Town.
ATHENS, Nov. 20. An official report
from Trikala. Thessaly, says the Turco
Albania chief, Bekir Aga, with a thou
sand irregulars, taking advantage of
the advance of the Greek army toward
the Interior of Macedonia, made a sud
den night attack on Grevena. He drove
out the Inhabitants and pillaged and
burned the shops.
Bacteriologists to Fight Fever.
VIENNA. Nov. 19. Professor
Krausse and five other bacteriologists
started for Sofia today to fight the
cholera and , typhoid fever that have
broken out in the Bulgarian army.
EUGENE VOTES FOR BONDS
Money Raised, $20,000, Will Be
Used (o Bnild .cw High School.
EUGENE. Or, Nov. 20. (Special.)
By a vote, of 255 to 204 taxpayers of the
Eugene school district today approved
the plan.of the board to issue 120,000 of
The money will be used to purchase a
site for a new high school, the present
building having been outgrown and be
in too near streetcar lines for efficient
Ill-Fated Schooner E. K. Wood Goes
' on Junin Inlet Rocks When
Near End of Voyage.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 20. (Spe
cial.) Exhausted from their watches
at th niimns. their clothinsr gone and
death staring them In the face, mem
bers of the crew'of the schooner E. K.
Wood were about to give up hope when
rescued by the Canadian fisheries
steamer William Joliffe. They were
brouKht to this city.
Running into a series of gales, which
buffeted the craft about and threat
ened to tear her asunder, the Wood
was severely battered before flounder
ing on the rocks of Junin Inlet, 20
miles southeast of Cape Cook, Van
couver Island, November 17. She left
Tacoroa November 6 with a cargo of
lumber for San Predo.
While only a short distance off Cap
E'lottorv. November 12. the boat was
found to be leaking dangerously.
Captain J. Hellqulst ordered all hands
to the pumps and from that time on
until the vessel struck, last Sunday,
none of the crew slept.
Workers qn the ill-fated ship were
crowded Into the one remaining life
boat, which took shelter in the lee of
the schooner. Hope of being rescued
was at low ebb when the Canadian
ship hove In sight.
All clothing of the crew, except that
which the men wore at' the time the
ship hit the rocks, was lost. .
WILSON LEAD PUT AT 86
rnrm-Unn In California Count Is
Said to Upset T. R. AdTantage.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20. (Special.)
Changes in the count of the electoral
vote In California, coming from unof
ficial sources, are said to give the Wil
son electors a lead of 86 votes over the
13 Bull Moose electors. This Is calcu
lated from the discovery, announced
unofficially, that a mistake In the
count in San Francisco increases the
Wilson plurality in this city by IS, and
from the calculation In Los Angeles
that Wallace, one of the Bull Moose
electors, ran 174 votes behind his
Corrected count of the vote in 33
counties, which Is going on at Sacra
mento, gives Roosevelt a lead of 104
The count In these 33 counties is
said to have been almost free of er
rors, only 13 mistakes having been dis
covered In the entire recapitulation.
CARNEGIE GIVES $2,000,000
Endowment Fund of Foundation Is
Increased to $14,000,000.
NEW YORK. Nov. 20. An addition of
$2,000,000 to the endowment fund of
the Carnegie- foundation for the ad
vancement of teaching was announced
by Andrew Carnegie at a meeting of
the trustees of his foundation here to
The endowment now starids at 1 1 4,-
000,000 with a million dollar surplus.
The gift today was part of a grant of
$5,000,000 made In 1908 on which an
other $2,000,000 is yet 'to come. The
money was conveyed to the trustees in
Steel Corporation bonds.
$50,000 DAMAGES SOUGHT
Blow Struck In Fight Over Spring
Water Causes Suit.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Nov. 20. (Spe
cial.) On a change of venue a $50,000
personal damage case' will be tried here
beginning tomorrow before Judge H. E.
McKenney, of the Superior Court.
Perry Douglas is suing Isadore St.
Marten for $50,000, alleging he was
struck on the head by St. Marten In-a
fight, which started. It Is alleged, when
Douglas made some unsatisfactory re
marks about the quality of the water In
the fet. Marten s springs now owned by
Mrs. St. Marten, Isadore s mother.
The plaintiff is to be represented by
C. E. S. Wood, of Portland, while the
local firm of Miller, Crass & Wilkin
son will defend St. Marten. The case
will be before the court.
STONE' LEADS COON HUNT
Missouri Senator and Party of 150
Off to Woods With Dogs.
MOBERLT. Mo.. Nov. iO. Coon hunt
ers, 150 strong, mounted, booted, and
equipped like days of old, with United
States Senator Stone heading the pro
cession, paraded down the main street
late today, amid the hooting of horns
and barking of dogs. They were on
their way to Milton, where a three
days' hunt will be held. Many were
mounted on mules and carried old-fash,
loned powder and ball muskets.
Visitors are arriving on every train
and several hundred persons, among
them many leading 'Democrats of the
state, are expected to take part.
'IDLE WOMEN ARE BLAMED
One of Sex Finds Cause for High
Cost of Living.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 20. Delegates to the
first annual convention of the National
Federation of Retail Merchants were
warned today against .making false
statements In advertisements and
against cutting retail prices until
profits are absorbed, by H. D. Bobbins,
of New York, chairman of the vigil
ance committee of National Ad Clubs.
"Too many Idle women in the world,"
was the cause assigned for the high
cost of living by Mrs. Nellie Henckc,
propMetor of a dry goods store In St.
Treatment of Veterans
NOT ONE HAPPY FACE SEEN
Witness Says Food Is Bad and
Eaten Without Plates.
MEN KEPT IN "BARRACKS"
Lack of Sympathy Declared to Be
Dominating Feature Committee
May Recommend Control by
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 20. Grave
charges of mismanagement were made
by John S. McGroarty, the first wit
ness called In the Senatorial Investi
gation of conditions at the Sawtelle
Natloaal Soldiers' Home, which begins
today. McGroarty, who Is a newspaper
writer and editor of a magazine, made
an Investigation of the home last
Spring and the resolution introduced by
Senator Works, which resulted In the
present Senatorial action, was based
upon a magazine article by him.
The witness declared that the man
agement of the home was "unsympa
thetic, brutal and overbearing, that
the food was not tit to eat and that
the sleeping quarters were positively
No Happy Faces Seen.
"I saw not a single happy face at
the home the day I was there," assert
A meal described by the witness con
sisted of cold soup, "hog and hom
iny." potatoes boiled "in Jackets," a
chunk of oleomargarine and coffee.
minus sugar and milk. After eating
the soup the veterans dumped the other
victuals into their soup bowls, because
there were no plates and no one was
allowed a "second helping," he said.
The cost of meals, said the witness,
was 6& cents a man and sometimes it'
ran as low as 11 cents a man for three
'I couldn't feed my pet cat on that."
commented the witness.
"But suppose you had 2000 cats to
feed what then?" quizzed Senator
Jones, chairman of the committee.
Food .Cold and Unpalatable.
"Nor Z000 cats either," replied Mc
"The quality of the food," he con
tinued, "was not only extremely com
mon, but it was cold an unpalatable.
Describing conditions in the barrack
like dormitories, the witness said there
was no privacy for the veterans. From
20 to 60 men were herded together in
each of the barracks upon little Iron
cots upon which were mattresses an
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Three of Four Fair Sex Jurors Arc
Hugged by Tacoma Man'a Wife
' When- He Is Exonerated.
TACOMA. Wash., Nov. 20. (Special.)
J. Matthew Murray, prominent Taco
ma attorney, arrested at the Instigation
of the Bar Association on a charge) of
grand larceny for having defrauded a
Greek bootblirk client out of $130, was
acquitted by a Jury in the Superior
Court tonight after a sensational trial,
the feature of which was Murray's own
plea to the Jury today.
. Four women and eight men com
prised thejury which has been hearing
the evidence, and the women in the
Jury box were weeping and the men
wcro covertly wiping their eyes when
Murray concluded his plea this after
noon and sank exhausted Into a chair
beside Attorney John Leo, who had
been appointed by the court to aid in
Scoring the Prosecuting Attorney's
office, and declaring the case on of
persecution rather than prosecution,
and with no effort made to learn his
side of the story told by the Greek,
Pappas, who he said had deliberately
lied, Murray added:
"Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury: I
am not appealing to you for mercy, all
I ask is Justice and my liberty. Justice
to me means liberty. Justice means
exoneration of this charge against me.
Most of all, justice to me means to my
wife and little- child "
Here Murray broke down and at
tempted unsuccessfully to regain hi:
composure, then dropped into his seat.
The Jury was out four hours. When
the verdict was returned. Mrs. Murray
and her husband wept for sheer Joy,
and Mrs. Murray hugged three of the
women jurors enthusiastically, but did
not try to hug the men or one of the
women who avoided her.
RAILWAYS WANT MORE PAY
Krnttechnitt Says Not Enough Is Al
lowed for Carrying Mail.
CHICAGO, Nov. 20. American rail
roads are grossly underpaid for carry
ing United States mall, according to a
report presented to the '"members of
the American Railway Association to
day by Julius Kruttschnltt, chairman
of the committee on railway mail pay.
Mall traffic does not pay its -op
erating cost," the report read. "The
unjust regulations, of recent years
should be corrected and the railroads
should be relieved from the strikingly
unjust methods by which they are tl
present deprived of anything approach.
Ing fair compensation."
WEALTHY MAN APPOINTED
Tart Xames Edward F. Ayer to In
dians' Purchasing Board.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. Edward E.
Ayer, a wealthy Chicagoan, was today
named by President Tatt a member of
the Board of Indian Commissioners,
which has supervision of the contracts
and purchases of supplies for the In
dians. Mr. Ayer has taken an Interest for
many years In Indian affairs, having
presented a large collection of Indian
relics, valued at more than 11,000,000,
to the Field Museum at Chicago.
' ' .:'
Arrests Are Made in 22
States at Once.
MISUSE OF MAILS IS CHARGED
Druggists and Physicians Are
Among Those Accused.
ALL DETAILS ARE GUARDED
So Intimation of Government's Fur
pose in Anti-Race Suicide Cru
sade Is Given Until War
rants Are Served.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. A Nation
wide raid, involving the arrest of 1T3
persons in the principal cities of the
country, was made today by Postof
flce inspectors and United States Mar
shals on doctors and drug concerns
charged ' with misuse of the malls
to solicit criminal medical practice or
to dispose of medicines or instruments
connected with such practice.
The raid the most extensive and
far-reaching ever made by" the Govern
ment was under the personal direc
tion of Postmaster-General Hitchcock
and Chief Inspector Sharp, of the Post
office Department. So carefully had
its details been guarded that until the
first arrests were made at Indianap
olis, early In the day, virtually nothing
was known of the Government's con
Twenty-Two States Visited.
Working with clock-like precision,
the inspection force spread over 22
states, carried out the pre-arranged
plans, and tonight the Postofflce De
partment had received word that
nearly all the designated persons had
been arrested. .
The results of the crusade are being
received tonight by the inspectors', di
vision of the Postofflce Department in ;
the form of telegrams from various
divisional headquarters. In isolated
Instances it was found Impracticable to
effect the arrests but those against
whom warrants have been issued are
under surveillance and probably will
be unable to escape.
Chief Inspector Sharp and a large
part of his force of 390 inspectors had
been engaged for seven months, under
the orders of the Postmaster-General,
In working up the cases In which ar
rests were made today. Many of those
taken into custody were members of
prominent wholesale and retail drug
concerns or physicians well known In
their own communities.
; Vigorous Prosecution Promised.
The Government will prosecute the
cases vigorously, according to a state-
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Los Angeles Female Officer Shows
Where She Has Star but Xot
SAN. FRANCISCO, Nov. 20. "Hand,
some Jack" O'Meara, chief clerk to the
chief of police, was busily entering
items in a ledger at headquarters, with
his eyes on the page, when he heard
a request for the custody of Pauline
Jenks and Jeanette Frollsch, runa
ways from Los Angeles.
"Are you their mother or a member
of one of the families?" he asked, still
with his eyes downcast, "for I have
particular instructions to deliver them
only to Officer Shatto, of the Los An
"I'm Officer Shatto," came the cool
response, and "Handsome Jack" looked
up just in time to see the star beneath
the lapel of the policewoman's coat.
"Excuse me," said O'Meara, weakly,
and made out the necessary papers.
As Officer Shatto walked out he be
gan to speculate out loud. "I saw her
star," he said; "I know -where she keeps
that; but where, I want to know, does
she keep her gun, her billy, and the
nippers? You can search me. I guess
il'Il ask my wife."
ROAD CAUSE DRAWS WOMEN
Fair Voters of Washington Organize
to Fight for Better Highways.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Nov. 20. (Spe
cial.) The women of Randle. In the
Big Bottom country In EasternfLewls
County, have organized one of the
first good roads organizations in the
country, with a membership of almost
200. The Women's Good Roads Asso
ciation of Randle Is the name of the
organization of which Mrs. W. Tully
has been chosen president and Mrs. P.
J. Orr, secretary. The Randle women
expect to exert a strong Influence in
securing improved roads In Eastern
Lewis County. ,
Within the past year the good roads
movement has received a great impetus
in that section, resulting in the eas
end receiving long due political recog
nition at the polls recently. Two of
the three members of the lower House
from this county were chosen from
that section, the voters of the popul
ous cities of Centralla and Chehalls
granting the favor by their votes. The
two Representatives chosen are Judd
S. Siler. of Randle. and W. A. Arnold,
CABINET RUMORS QUIETED
Wilson Says Statements May Be Dis
regarded Until Made by Him.
HAMILTON. Bermuda, Nov. 20. 'JAli
statements about selections for the
Cabinet may be disregarded until I
make, the announcement myself." de
clared President-elect Wilson tonight
when he was told of the reports pub
lished In the United States.
Governor Wilson said he had not of
fered or Intimated an offer of a po
sitlon In his Cabinet to anyone. It is
learned that William J. Bryan has not
been Invited to Bermuda and it is said
he is not expected here during Mr.
WAYCROSS. Ga.. Nov. 20. "I have
not conferred with Mr. Wilson since
the election and have never discussed
with him at any time any person in
connection with any office and I have
no Intention of going to Bermuda."
This answer was made tonight by
William- J. Bryan in reply to reports
that he proposed to visit the Presl
dent-elect in connection with a Cabinet
HORSE OWNERS WIN POINT
City Fathers Will Test System
Sprinkling Streets With Sand.
As a result of a campaign conducted
by the Humane Society and the Port
land Horse Owners' Association to get
the city to purchase machinery to
sprinkle the street with sand for the
protection of horses, the city will ar
range at once for a test of the system
At a meeting of the ways and means
committee of the City Council yester
day the situation was presented by
Robert Tucker, who requested that the
city take some action to protect the
Mr. Tucker showed the deplorable
conditions brought about by the slip
pery streets. The committee upon rec
ommendation of Councilman Menefee
requested the superintendent of the
street cleaning department to prepare
a report on the probable cost of sand
ing the ftreets wherever needed. This
report will be submitted to the com
mittee at a special meeting to be held
KANSAS RECOUNT ORDERED
Republican Candidate for Governor
Obtains Writ for One County.
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 20. Kansas
close race for the Governorship today
reached the State Supreme Court and
It ordered the County Commissioners
of Bourbon County to reconvene at
once and recount the ballots cast in
the last election. The suit was brought
in the name of Arthur Capper, Repub
lican. It is charged that in three procincts
46 votes for George IL Hodges. Demo
crat, were counted twice. Similar suits
affecting other counties are being pre
pared by Mr. Capper's attorney.
The official returns gave Hodges
the election by 31 votes.
Harriman Railway Em
ployes Take Day.
1000 MARCH IN GAY PARADE
Throngs on the Streets See
Pageant Boosting Farming.
GIRLS AID IN CELEBRATION
High Officials of Transportation
Company Take Part and Attend
ance at Exhibit Grows Ad
Men Have Charge Today.
Railroad day at the Land Show yes
terday brought out the greatest crowd
and developed the most enthusiasm of
While all the railroads were repre
sented, it was the Harriman lines that
provided the greater part of the enter
tainment, the bulk of the crowds and
most of the enthusiasm.
Attracted by the extravagant parade
of Harriman employes through the
principal business streets of the city
early In the afternoon, hundreds or
business men whose Interest thereto
fore has been only passive laid aside
their duties and crossed the river t ,
see the fun and entertainment for
Farade Viewed by Thousands.
The parade brought thousands to the
down town streets. Interested men and
women stood amused for nearly half an
hour whllo the procession passed be
fore them. And well it repaid them,
for the spectacle, while entertaining,
was interesting and instructive as well.
It served effectively to call attention
of the people to the show.
More than 1000 men and women, boys
and girls, employed in the general of
fices of the three Harriman roads
operating out of Portland the O.-W.
R. & N. Company, the Southern Taclflc
and the Portland, Eugene & Kastern
participated. The women rode in hay
racks, while the men, some of them
in attire typifying the farmer, marched
on foot. Those who were not dressed
up wore the bright black and yellow
badges devised for the occasion and
carried forks, hoes, rakes or other im
plements of the agricultural profession.
Wheelbarrow Brleade Ont. '
J. E. Miller, in charge of the "Loyal
Vegetarians," attracted much attention
and his crew of men won much ap
plause. With wheelbarrows contain
ing real or papier mache vegetables,
they maneuvered through the streets
in correct Imitation of the military
movements practiced by the "Royal
Rosarians." of - which Mr. Miller Is a
trained member. K. W. Keal had
charge of the "Wheelbarrow Brigade,"
supplementing the Vegetarians.
Banners bearing suggestive legends
emphasized the relationship between
the people and the farms. "The farm
Is the backbone of the state," was a
"Ulcher-ups Are Surprised.
A "cage" fitted with regulation iron
bars and carrying a Blgn which read
"Also our officials." bore the following
well-known "higher-ups" of the Harri
man system: J. P. O'Brien. W. W.
Cotton, M. J. Buckley. C. G. Sutherland,
A. Blalsdell and H. E. Lounsbury. The
boys rung a" surprise 'on the officials
when they "unloaded" in front of the
show building by taking moving pic
tures of them climbing out of their
cage backwards. ,
Of particular interest were the train
of cars drawn by employes of the
general manager's offico and the hand
operated cider mill which brought up
the rear. While a typical Oregon
farmer and his wife turned the crank
and fed the machine with apples, rural
youngsters walked behind and dis
pensed sweet elder to the crowds.
Features Amuse Crowd.
The family pushing a baby busgy.
the farmhand leading an old nag with
pan of oats, a "Mutt and Jeff" and
numerous other grotesque and amunlng
creations brought laughter and admir
ation from the crowds.
Credit for the parade and the enter
tainment which followed Is due to the
following employes: Guy L. Anderson,
chairman; J. M. Holmes, P. J. Hunt, u.
Duessen, Guy Hill, Roy C. Soule, J. R.
Hinklr. A. G. Brown, B. F. Rlter. Ml!s
Hart and Miss Amy Klum.
Arriving at the building Chairman
Anderson took charge of the situation.
He introduced B. F. Rlter, who spoke
briefly. Others who spoke were C. I
Smith, agriculturist for the O.-W. It.
& N. Company, and Manager Bond, of
the land show.
Music Scores Big Hit.
Then came the music. A double
quartet, composed of Harold Wsst,
Jack Deegan, Dave Wendllck, B. Baln-
brldge. George Chllsen, Harry Barof-
sky, Leigh Barber and Ralph Spoel-
man, sang many songs parodies on
popular pieces with words to fit the
occasion. Their revised version of
"Moonlight Bay" was particularly ap
propriate. They had to respond to fre
quent encores. Then came a scries of
yells, under the direction of L. K.
Omer. in which President Farrell, of
the O.-W. R. &'N. Company, who sug
gested the idea, of "railroad day,"
came in for many compliments. Mr.
Farrell Is out of the city.
The band played many popular e-
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