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PORTXAXD. OREGON. WEDNESDAY, DECE3IBER
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Arrangements for Ar
FOUR NATIONS ARE IN PACT
Bulgaria, Servia, Montenegro
and Turkey Agree.
ACTION OF GREECE PUZZLES
Final Tcace Treaty1 May Be Drawn
" Jn London France Exerts Influ
ence to Bring Fifth Belliger
ent Into Agreement.
LONDOX. Dec. 3. The protocol ar
ranging an armistice "was signed late
today by the Turkish and Bulgarian
delegates, the latter representing also
Bervla and Montenegro. Trior to this
there had been a long sitting of the
Turkish council of Ministers to con
sider fresh proposals submitted by the
Apparently the Greek delegate did not
sign the protocol. At present nothing
Is known definitely on this point or of
the terms of the armistice as revised
The refusal of Greece to sign the
armistice' Is susceptible of different in
terpretations. Holdout y Greece- Not Vital.
In the first place, as a tacit armistice
has been In existence more than a
week, it Is not Impossible that the ne
gotiations may have served to bring
about an agreement on the general
principles of the peace terms, such as
-would promise the speedy arrangement
of a peace treaty when the conference
meets, as Is now expected, in London.
In this case the fact that Greece is
standing out from the peace protocol
would not be of great Importance.
In the second place the Greek absten
tion may mean a serious split among
the allies, arising from jealousies con
cerning thevpossesion of Salonlki and
the Insistence of the Greeks on the
capitulation of Adrlanople, Scutari and
Other factors that may influence the
situation are to be found in the fact
that Turkey recently sought to con
clude a separate treaty of peace with
Greece, that Bulgaria aparently is not
unwilling to enter into an alliance with
Turkey and that the allies are de
sirous that Turkey shall enter the Bal
kan Customs League.
There is a rumor In Sofia that a
Suggestion has been made to substi
tute Roumania for Greece In the Bal
kan League. It seems clear from the
report that Bulgaria will Ignore the
Greek offer to land an army in Galli
poll peninsula and to send her fleet
io attack the Dardanelles, that the re
lations between Greece and Bulgaria
are greatly strained, and these signs
of dissension among the allies leave
the situation full of dangerous "pos
sibilities. France Would Influence Greece.
It is reported that France is trying
to persuade Greece to adopt a less un
yielding attitude. It Is understood that
financial pressure and the exhaustion
of their forces had much to do with the
willingness of Bulgaria and Servia to
conclude . peace, and in this respect
Greece, which secured her victories
with less expense, is better able to
M'LEAN QUITS IDAHO "U"
President of University at Moscow
Goes to Manitoba, January 31.
BOISE. Idaho, Dec. 3. (Special.)
The resignation of President James A.
MacLean. or the University of Idaho,
will take effect January 31, 1913. Grant
ing a leave of absence to the presi
dent during the Christmas vacation, the
board of regents in session here reluc
tantly accepted the resignation with
this understanding. Highly compli
mentary and laudatory resolutions were
passed by the board In behalf of Dr.
The board announced tonight that
while It has a number of prominent
educators under consideration as pos
sible successor to President MacLean
definite action will not be taken until
later, and the names are withheld.
President Mac-Lean has accepted the
presidency of the University of Mani
toba. He has been with the Idaho Uni
versity 12 years.
PASTOR'S PRAYER SU.FFICES
Aberdeen Minister Asks for Land for
Home and Gets It.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Dec. 3. (Spe
cial.) To pray for land for a home and
get it is the experience ' of Casper
ICosing. an Aberdeen minister, who be
lieves more than ever in the efficacy
"I needed a comfortable home for my
wife and children." said Rev. "Mr.
Rosing, and saw no way to get it.
Finally I decided to pray. I walked
over many streets praying for several
days, but without result Finally I de
cided that I wasn't praying in the right
direction, so went to another part of
the city. The next day a friend gave
me a deed to a lot. and a few days
later. I wa promised the lumber."
Crew of Vessel at Oakland Leaving
In Boats "When Fire Tug
Comes to Kescne.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. S. (Special.)
Twelve men narrowly escaped being
burned to death this morning, when
the steam schooner Daisy became a
r finme The men were aroused
from sleep when a tremendous explo
sion shook the ship from stem to stern
nA in' an inHtant a. srreat volume of
smoke curled its way into the heav
ens) riding on the tongues of names
that threw sparks in all directions ana
threatened other shipping near the
Long Wharf, in Oakland. The lieav
r. we Mtrhtr tin for a mile from
shortly after a .o'clock until the sun
A ,rl.rpmt fieht was made by the
crew of the blistering steamer, but
the fire spread and got Deyomi tneir
r.3ih Jin t II it seemed that the Daisy
was to go to the bottom. The crew
were leaving the Daisy in the small
boats, when the Southern Pacific fire
tug Ajax went alongside and flooded
The watchman heard an explosion
below and gave the alarm. A few
minutes after the fire was discovered
the engine-room was a furnace and the
upper works were ablaze.
The fire tug Ajax made fast V the
ft anrf deluded it with wa
ter while towing it to the beach away
from the wharf.
SWAMP SWALLOWS HORSE
Rider Makes Escape From Dealh by
K-T.AMATTT PALLS. Or.. Dec. 3. Spe
cial) Paul Lucas had a very narrow
escape from death yesterday in Wocus
irnx-sh nn the western side of upper
Klamath Lake, and separated from it
by a narrow peninsula. Lucas, wno is
in the employ of the Klamath Meat
fnmnativ. attempted to cross part of
the marsh on horseback. His horse
became mired and finally disappeared
In th muck, and the rider, after a
long and arduous struggle, worked his
way to solid ground, covered witn muu
and exhausted by his efforts to free
himif and the horse. He managed
to build a fire and partly dry his cloth
ing, after which he started ior town,
where he was cared for by friends.
r.oni fnlver sank to his death in this
marsh some .years ago. It is one of
the most treacherous places an tins
NEW POLICYJS FRAMED
Russia to Continue Tariff Little
Above Present Scale.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 3. It is of
ficially announced today that the Rus
sian Government will publish on Jan
uary 1, the day of the expiration of
the Russo-American treaty of com
merce and navigation, a statement outlining-
its future commercial policy to
ward the United States, and also a pro
.i.ini tariff which will not contain
any great Increases over the existing
Tho nnllrv of the Russian Govern-
m.nt it la said, will not be imbued by
any spirit of animosity, but will be
directed solely to the protection of the
Russian markets and to assuring tht
Russian consumer the most favorable
conditions of supply of the staple Ira-
ports hitherto coming direct irom me
iTnitoH state, namely, cotton, farm
machinery and implements.
CABINET PLACE SHUNNED
Militarists Force Japanese Premier
- . - . . I Clnmil fH.
TUK1U, Jjec. d. naiijuia '-'"""'J''
Japanese premier, nas, n i uuuoiaw,
decided to tender his resignation to the
i - - ,Amnrmv nwlne to the dif
ficulty of finding a successor to Lieu-tenant-General
Uyehera as Minister of
War. , .
Premier Paionji mads an appeal to
day to Field Marshal Prince Aritomo
Yamagata, president of the Privy
Council and a former Minister of War,
but without success, as the militarists
are boycotting the portfolio of Minis
ter OI v r. . . .
The Japanese press cvi..t v....
clsed the action of Prince Yamagata,
the Asahl declaring that it is now a
stralgnt ngni uciv. ecu j
anti-constitutionalists and the consti
PEARL SMUGGLERS FINED
Owners of Fisheries Neglect to Make
x.-. a l-t l-c roi rr '3 Aurelio
and Alfredo Sandoval. mUUonalre
brothers possessed of valuable fishing
concessions In Mexican waters, were
Annt. tnrin v in the Federal
Court for having smuggled pearls into
the United states.
According to the Government s ac-
.i,fnti(i nearls from
Magdalena Bay to San Diego without
making aeciaraii- "" --fr
asserted the pearls were valueless and
for that reason mey uu iu-
MINE IS "HOLE IN GROUND"
Buyers of Temagami-Cobalt Stock
Tell of Being Defrauded.
NEW YORK. Dec. 3. "Nothing but a
hole in the ground," was what John M
Henderson of Waterbury. Conn., saw
when he vlsld the Temagami-Cobalt
mines, one of the properties promoted
by Julian Hawthorne and others on
trial for using the mails to defraud.
Henderson, a mechanical engineer, so
testified today, saying that he had paid
$480 for 1250 shares In Temagami-Cobalt
and had also subscribed for 1300
shares of Elk Lake Cobalt, another
Negro Assailants Not
to Be Protected.
MILITIA NOT TO BE CALLED
Southerner Requires, However.
, No Mistake Is Made.
PARDON POLICY DEFENDED
South Carolina Executive Says He
Finds Conditions in Prisons Fear
ful Governor Baldwin Fa
vors Whipping Post.
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 3. In the
name of the State of South Carolina,
Governor Blease served notice to the
Governors' conference here today that
lynchers of negro assailants of white
women In his state would go un
punished. Governor Blease warmly defended
his use of pardoning power as well as
declaring that in 22 months he had
pardoned or paroled approximately 400
persons and that he hoped the number
at the end of the second term would
"I have said all over South Caro
lina and I say it again now," he de
clared, "that I will never order out
the militia to shoot down their neigh
bors and protect a black brute who
commits the nameless crime against a
Lynchers Not 'to Be Tried.
"Therefore, in South Carolina let It
be understood that when a negro as
saults a white woman, . all that is
needed is that they get the right man
and they who get him will neither
need nor receive a trial."
Governor Blease justified the use he
had made of his pardoning power, he
said, by conditions he had found in
penal institutions in the .state.
"I walked through the penitentiary
of South Carolina," he said, "and found
it a tuberculosis Incubator, where poor
devils were dying at their tasks,
making money for other people; poor
devils who had no choice but to stand
and work or take the lash. Just the
other day, Jim Roberts, a negro from
Charleston, stopped me as I was walk
ing through and respectfully asked
permission to speak to me. He told
me that he had been kept in jail 22
years for stealing a 327 watch.
Thieve Are Pardoned.
"I said: 'If you are telling me the
truth you will eat your Christmas
dinner with your folks at home.' He
said: 'Governor, I have no folks.'
Then," I replied, 'you will eat it away
from here." And he will. Another
negro had served 11. years and 7
months for stealing 39; a judge wrote
to me that he had sentenced to death
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U.S. INVESTIGATES .
' 0 i
Confessed Banker Says He Stole
$40,000 to Provide Life Neeessl
, ties for Sick Mother. ..
UTICA, N. Y.. Dec. 3. (Special.)
Before Judge Ray, of the United States
Court, in this city today, Guy Clark,
the banker who was caught at Port
land, Or., pleaded guilty to taking 340,
000 from the First National Bank of
Earlvllle, where be was cashier. He
absconded June 28, 1911.
He was sentenced to five years in
th Federal- Penitentiary at Atlanta,
Clark invested the money In grain
on margins through Finley. Barren &
Co., New York brokers, and lost. -
He has an Invalid mother and daugh
ter, suffering with tuberculosis, for
which he claims he took the funds to
provide them the necessaries and com
forts of life.
MARSHALL LAUDS COOKS
Working' People Declared More Nec
' essary Than Governors.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3. "Good cooks
are more necessary than Governors,"
said Governor Marshall today in his
address on "The Personal , Touch," be
fore the Indianapolis Council of Wo
men. "I think there is no one in this
world, aside from my wife, that is
more competent than my cook. I think
she is well educated. I don't suppose
she would be received at many of the
social functions, but she does her work
as It should be done. There is not a
working man in this city that is do
ing an honest work that is not more
important to this state than the Gov
ernor of Indiana."
$71,000,000 IN CITY BANKS
Portland Financial Institutions Re
flect Town's Prosperity.
Deposits in Portland banks, as shown
by the statements made yesterday in
response to the Controller's call, re
flect the healthy condition of Portland
finances, as the aggregate held by the
various institutions here shows vir
tually no loss, wjiile the aggregate in
other cities has been declining. .
the decline elsewhere is due. it It,
explained, to the hetvy demand foV-caU
loans and the high rate of interest now
being paid in New Tork and elsewhere
The deposits by individuals and other
banks in the several Portland banks is
TIMES' HOME DEDICATED
Building on Site of One Blown Up Is
Subject of Celebration.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 3. The new
Times building, the 8500,000 turreted
structure of steel, marble and granite
erected on the site of the old building
which was blown up with dynamite
October 1, 1910, was dedicated formally
tonight with a celebration that will
continue for two days.
FEW OF MARS' LATEST BULLETINS.
SWt TZ ERLAH 0
Obedience to Mandate
CRUMB OF COMFORT FOUND
Control of Central Pacific May
OPPOSITION IS EXPECTED
Steps on Behalf of Southern Pacific
Stockholders Are Taken Wall
Street Unable to Find
Its Bearings. '
NEW TORK, Dec. 3. Not even a ten
tative plan to divorce the Union Pacific
and Southern Pacific railways, in con
formity with the Supreme Court's dis
solution order, was evolved at a pro
tracted meeting of the Union Pacific
executive committee today, according
to Chairman Lovett, of the Harrlman
Banking Interests in the Harriman
properties, as represented by President
Vanderlip, of the Na'tional City Bank,
and Mortimer L. Schiff. of Kuhn, Loeb
& Co., attended the meeting, but de
clined to enter into any public dis
cussion of the-court's decree, except
to say that the mandate would be car
ried out within the time prescribed.
Single Line of Comfort Found.
It is taken for granted that the con
ferees devoted much of their time to
that part of the Supreme Court's de
cision wherein it Is intimated that the
Union Pacific might so readjust its af
fairs as to retain control of the Cen
tral Pacific. This part of the decree
is almost the one crumb of comfort
vouchsafed the Union Pacific, although
it is realized that such a plan is sure
to meet with strong opposition on the
part of the independent Southern Pa
ciflo shareholders. . .
'"Steps' to behalf of Southern Pacific
stockholders were taken today when,
according to announcement, a commit
tee consisting of James N. Wallace,
chairman; Henry Evans, J. Horace
Harding, Frederick Strauss and Albert
Wiggln was formed protect the in
terests of the stock of the Southern
Pacific Company in the hands of the
public This committee, it was said,
would "make further public announce
ment" to the stockholders.
Costa Will Be Increased.
, A phase of the situation to which the
high officials of the Harriman system
are giving consideration Is the In
creased cost of administration which
even a technical dissolution of Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific will in
volve. Ever since Harriman interests
became dominant In Southern Pacific
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UAPAH 410 RUSSIA
iti alliAhce TO
AHOA OSTl?AU A I -j4$Ss9kyvi
I UF V, i LATEST .
Pedestrian Finds Her Late on Cold
JTlg-ht Seeking Place to Sleep
Under Trees la Park.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3. (Special.)
Little 7-year-old Katherine Miller,
who left her fashionable . apartment
home here yesterday morning after
scrawling in bold, uneven letters upon
her little slate, "I am going away off,"
was found wandering in the residence
district of Oakland late last night.
She was found, by a pedestrian, who
saw the child looking for a place to
sleep under a sheltering tree in a
park. The air was cold and the golden-haired
wanderer was dressed light
ly in a little checkered gingham gown
without any hat, but she did not mind
that a bit. She knew that she lived
In San Francisco, but she had started
out to see the world and did not see
why anybody should Interfere with
her plans. When the Btranger took
the child to the police station she set
up a lusty protest.
Mrs. Miller took Katherine to a mov
ing picture show on Fillmore street
Sunday night. Among the. "movies"
was the story of a little girl, a little
older than Katherine, who waa mis
treated at home and ran away. For
a while she slept under trees and in
haystacks, until finally she was found
by a wealthy man, who decided to
All day yesterday her father, H. F.
Miller, and the San Francisco police
kept up a search for the child, but
failed to find any trace of her.
COLONEL GETS 11 VOTES
California Tabulution Indicates How
Electors Will Be Divided.
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 3. Provided no
more court decisions affect the canvass
of votes and assuming the corrections
which probably will have to be made in
the Los Angeles County returns, when
audited, do not materially change the
results of the official canvass in the
south, figures tabulated today by Sec
retary Jordan indicate the election of
two Democrats and 11 Roosevelt Pro
gressives as Presidential electors for
The audit on all counties but Los
Angeles and the result of the canvass
by the Board of Supervisors there show
that the. leading Roosevelt Progressive
and. Democratic electoral candidates" In
the state at large received the follow
ing vote. Wallace (Rep.), 283,606;
Griffin (Dem.), 283,441.
FILMS SHOWN IN PRISON
Convicts Appland Like Children and
Will Be Rewarded Again.
JOLIET, 111., Dec. 3. Convicts lauded
and applauded like children today
when the first series of motion-picture
entertainments was given at the State
Prison by Warden Murphy. Two com
edies and one Alpine scene were shown.
Only a few of the prisoners ever had
seen a motion picture, many of the
spectators being long-term men who
had spent years behind the bars be
fore - the "little theaters" came into
Similar entertainments will be given
weekly. Only prisoners with good rec
ords will be permitted to view the pic
ture's. All films will be censored and
none dealing with crime will be shown.
TICK MAKESLIVING DEAR
Insect Declared to Cost People
$100,000,000 a Tear.
CHICAGO, Dec. 3. An important
factor In the present high cost of liv
ing Is the Insect known as th tick,
which, by attacking cattle In every part
of the country, costs the people $100,
000,000 annually," said Dr. Peter F.
Bahnsen, state veterinarian of Georgia,
in addressing the United States Live
stock Sanitary Association here today.
Rigid enforcement of Inspection laws
to prevent the shiument of Infected
cattle from one district to another, and
the education of the farmer and stock
raiser were suggested as a remedy for
'ARSON TRUST UNEARTHED
Property Worth $1,000,000 De
stroyed' In Wisconsin Fires.
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 3. An "arson
trust," which is charged with having
caused the . destruction of $1,000,000
worth of property, has been discovered
by Wisconsin State Fire, Marshal Pur
tell, he said today.
Warrants have been issued for the
arrest of several of the principal al
leged offenders, most of whom, : the
state officers said, lived outside of
Wisconsin. Investigation of a hotel
fire In Waukesha last Winter is said
to have exposed the alleged offenders.
BRIDE'S RING OF PLATINUM
New Marriage Fashion Is Started at
PARIS, Dec 3. (Special.) A new
marriage fashion was inaugurated in
Paris yesterday at the wedding of Mile.
Jeanne Provost, the actress, to M. Firpo.
The wedding, ring, instead of being of
gold, was of platinum.
In the Rue de la Paix platinum wed
ding rings are now offered for sale, and
inquiry has elicited the explanation
that platinum is a metal of better
wearing qualities than gold, and. there
fore, more appropriate for wedding
rings. It is also more expensive,
Three Generations Use
Ballot First Time.
FAIR SEX CANDIDATE DEFEATED
George Putnam Re-elected
Mayor at Bend by Big Vote.
MEN URGED TO SMOKE
In Itrtnrn Gallants Bring Flowers,
Candies and Delicacies- to Co
workers on Board Voters
Remove Hats ill Booths.
WOMEN PI. AY IMPORTANT PART
IN DECIDING OREGON
Rsdmond Ex-Mayor Jones, ousted "
by Governor West, decisively defeat
ed and rood government ticket eas
Cottage Grove Two socialist can
didates for Aldermen elected by large
majorities;' Socialist Mayoralty as
Wasco Independent ticket wins
and husbands gat wives to help de
feat city charter amendment.
Shanlko Annie Itfagee receives ten
complimentary votes for Mayor, "W.
- A. Rees being elected. Woman can
didate for Recorder loses by one vote.
Independence Largest vote In his
tory cast, ISO women going to polls.
New Council is progressive.
Sclo Forty women go to polls.
Llnnton For third-time J. B.
Schaefer Is elected Mayor, charter
Island City Three women and two
men make up election board.
Talent Miss Leta L.uke, postmis
tress, ta elected City Recorder by 23
majority. Socialist Mayor la elected,
having only one vote against him,
Grerhara Three generations, in
cluding woman of 90 years, vote for
first time, side by side.
. Bend Women out fh foroe and
Oeoree Putnam Is elected Mayor.
Women Judges urge co-workers to
GRESHAM, Or., Dec. 3. (Special.)
Three generations side by side
in the polling booth, not one
of ' them having voted before,
was the unusual spectacle seen
today at the polling booths In the city
election held here. In addition a -woman
was the first to vote, while the
fair sex in general voted in strength.
Out of a total of 384 votes cast, 160 ,
were by women.
Mrs. Minnie Clanaham, the woman
candidate for Treasurer, was badly
beaten by J. H. Metzger, who polled
294 votes to his opponent's 93. The .
election was held for the first time
.in the new City Hall.
Mrs. George Leslie was the first
voter and the first woman voter as
well. A crowd had gathered In antic
ipation, but all gave way to her.
Woman of 80 Years Votes.
Then Mrs. J. P. Powell, in her nine
tieth year, affectionately known as
Grandma Powell, resident of Gresham
since 1852, still living on her original
Donation Land Claim, voted side by
side with her daughter, Mrs. Mlnne
Clanaham and her grandson. Earl
Clanaham,' this" being the first vote
for each of them.
Officials were elected as follows:
Mayor, Lewis Shattuck, re-elected, 204;
Recorder, D. M. Roberts, 302; Council
men, L. L. Kidder, 247; E. G. Kardell,
20S; M. D. Kern. 204; City Marshal.
Henry Gullickson. 193; Treasurer, J.
H. Metzger, 294.
KLECTIOX IS LIKE TEA PARTY
Candidates- Bring Delicacies to Wom
en at Bend Polls.
BEND, Or., Dec. 3. (Special.) With
112 women votln, despite rain and snow
and with two women on the election
board, Bend municipal election here to.
day resulted In a clean-cut vlctory
for Mayor George Palmer Putnam, up
fnr ro-eiection. while it decisively
proved that the women of Bend Intend
to take an active Interest in politics.
For Mayor, Mr. Putnam receiver 208
votes, 63 more than the combined total
of his two opponents, Charles Boyd and
S. C. Caldwell, the former of whom
polled 69 and the latter 96. The three
Councllmen elected are: E. A. Sather,
A. S. Collins and H. E. Allen.
Mr. Sather polled the highest vote
with 253 ballots. Allen Is a Council
man up for re-election. ' For City
Treasurer, J. Overturf defeated R. V.
Polndexter, 187 to 142. It was a not
able election throughout and notable
because of the peculiar stamp the fair
sex balloters gave it.
Never was there such an orderly
scene at the ballot box, especially In a
small town, where local politics have
had a habit of being pretty free and
easy. Indeed the proceedure of the
polling place resembled an afternoon
tea more than anything else. Two
women served on the election board.
Mrs. C. S. Hudson as a clerk, and Mrs.
W. B. Sellers as a judge.
Candidates and otners eariy in ro
.t a. tirecedent for political gal
lantry by bringing the feminine of-
iioio v,nv9 of candy, flowers, peanuts
thr delicacies, while most all
voters removed their hats upon enter
ing the room. However, tne roan
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