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VOL LII-XO- 1C24C. ' rolCTT DECE3IBER 18 1912. PRICE FIVE CljlXTS.
Turks Refuse to Deal
DELAY MAY BE TEMPORARY
Delegates Will Not Negotiate
Until Hostilities Cease.
SEA BATTLE IS RENEWED
Vnlted Stales May Be Called t'pon
to Act m Mediator Au stria ns
Annoy Servians and Friction
Is Far From Abating.
IjONDON. Pec. 17. The peace con
ference was launched yesterday only n
b. Interrupted today by a complies
lion resulting from the policy of Greece
In waging war and negotiating peace
simultaneously. The Turkish deiega
tinn announced today that It was em
....n.d to confer only with the three
Balkan kingdoms which signed the
ii.w o r TrhataUa. and as a con
sequence adjournment waa taken until
Thursday to enable the auras o ouiai
All the conferees expressed the belief
that the suspension. is merely tempo
rary and that a pathway toward the
resumption of the meetings will be
Tarka Have Power to Slsrsi Treaty.
The prospects for a successful Issue
of the conference are enhanced by the
declaration of the Turks that they have
plenary powers to arrange and sign a
treaty of peace. How far their im
proved military position, with the en
couragement Austria is credited with
giving them, may stiffen their backs
against the allies terms remains in
The llrst sitting of the ambassadorial
court of appeals, as it is called, was
held today In the foreign office. The
ambassadors of live continental powers
conferred with Sir Edward Grey, the
British secretary for foreign affairs,
for more than three hours. The dif
ferent nations advanced their views on
the Eastern problem.
America May Be Called I posu
The contingency that mediation may
offer the only solution of the war has
been the subject of much discussion.
The heads of the Bulgarian and Servian
delegations, in Interviews, recognised
that the Urlted States might be in a
position to act as peacemaker.
The naval fight off the Dardanelles in
which both Greece and Turkey claimed
victory yesterday, was resumed today.
Athens announces that the Greek
army is about to capture Janina.
The friction between Austria and
Servia appears not to have abated.
The Servians complain that Austrian
gunboats In the Danube are indulging
in provocative tactics, throwing their
searchlights on Belgrade, which has
caused a panic among the residents.
Peace l to Certain Polat.'
At the meeting today of the Am
bassadors the greatest attention cen
tered on Count Mensdorff. the Austro
Hungarlan Ambassador, and Count
Benckendorff. the Russian Ambassador.
Their colleagues Jokingly put to the
former a question as to whether he had
brought from Vienna peace or war.
Count Mensdorff answered with asmlle:
"Peace, peace." adding In Latin, "slcut
In quantum" (up to a certain point).
u.,k Yim, and Count Benckendorff de
nied reports describing the armaments
of their respective countries which they
declare "do not have any alarming char
acter and do not ' surpass prudential
precautions rendered necessary by the
closeness to the theater 01 war.
Th Ambassadorial conference may
acquire a still greater importance, if.
as may happen Thursday, tnc peace
i unahlA to continue at
work because of difficulties between
the Turks and Greeks on me question
of the armistice, as the Turks may not
have received instructions from Con
stantinople on the subject.
Peaceable Settlement Sought.
Tli ffnral lmnresslon among the
delegates Is that this question will be
amicably solved, eitner Dy nnaing
formula allowing Greece to adhere to
the armistice, or by Turkey consenting
to treat with her. leaving the ques
tion of the armistice in abeyance.
The Turkish delegation declared Ju
dicially that the Ottoman government
could treat only with Bulgaria, Servia
and Montenegro on the basis of the
terms of the armistice: that they bad
no official knowledge that Greece-Intended
to participate In the peace ne
gotiations, and that only at today's
sitting did the Intention of the Greeks
become officially known.
Meanwhile the Turks proposed to
treat with the states for which they
had full powers, and asked them to
formulate their desiderata.. An ani
mated discussion ensued and the Otto
man proposal was refused for the rea
son that the four states form one bloc.
The Turkish delegation added that
their Instructions were to proceed with
out delay to the conclusion of an hon
orable peace. The result of the sitting
was telegraphed to Constantinople and
will be taken up for consideration by
the council of Ministers there Wednes
day. Dr. Daneff, president of the Bulgar
ian Chamber of Deputies. In speaking
tconctuacd on Fas 2.)
MAN AND COUGAR
BATTLE IN SNOW
RAXCIIER IS WOCXBED IX HAXD-TO-HAXD
Mountain Lion Ix-aps Suddenly on
Victim 'While taller Is Making
Way Through Timber.
LEWISTON. Idaho. Dec, 17. (Spe
cial.) His hands and face badly lacer
ated and In a half-frozen condit'-i.
Harrison Monroe, a homesteader resid
ing on the Salmon River, today walked
into Whltebird, after having been at
tacked by a large cougar near his home.
He left his ranch. 10 miles from
Wliiteblrd. yeBterday to buy supplies
and was making the Journey on snow
shoes. A heavy blizzard was raging in
the Crain Mountains. He was armed
with a 46-caliber revolver. In a thickly
timbered district Mr. Monroe was at
tacked from behind by the cougar. Sur
prised and overpowered he was unahie
to use his firearm to any advantage
Bv his cries for help and superhuman
efforts to ward off the blows of the
animal he succeeded in using his gun
to some advantage. Tho wounds are
considered serious and when the home
steader reached Whitebird his arm was
partially frozen and useless.
TOWN HAS "SWEET TOOTH"
Matt Sells Oregon City "Women Vot
ers 4600 Pounds of Candy.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Dec. 17. (Spe
cial.) That Oregon City has a sweet
tooth has been proved in the last three
weeks. A traveling salesman of a Port
land candy firm came here election day,
when 'the women for the first time were
exercising their voting privilege, and
obtained orders for 4600 pounds of
chocolates, bonbons, etc. The candy
was delivered today by a local transfer
company, the dray creaking under the
The sale is a record one for Oregon
rltv. and the only explanation that has
been offered Is that the dealers, seeing
the Immense throngs of women at the
voting places, concluded that candy
would be in greater demand the com
lne Christmas than ever before. How.
ever, the demand for toys, books. Jew
elrv and other articles used as Christ-
was presents Is Just as great, which
goes to prove that Oregon ynys
'weet tooth" Is based on prosperous
conditions. Other salesmen say they
never obtained larger orders lor tnc
Christmas trade than they have this
ROBERT. DOLLAR OVERDUE
Fears Felt for Vessel En Route From
Portland to Orient.
av -FRANCISCO. Dec. 17. In a
mhleo-ram from the Yokohama corre
spondent, the marine department of
the Chamber of Commerce was in
formed today that fears are felt In
Tnnan for the safety of the British
steamer Robert Dollar, bound from
Portland for Shanghai, China. The ves
sel left the Columbia River on Novem
ber 10 with a large cargo of lumber
valued at S53.292 and is seven days
overdue at Kobe.
The Robert Dollar is a steamer of
3450 tons, owned by the Robert Dollar
Steamship Company of San Francisco,
and commanded by Captain Houghton.
She was built on the Clyde at a cost
ROBBERS FINDBANK EMPTY
Money Removed From Vaults Day
Before Burglars Break In.
TREMONTON. Utah, Dec. 17. After
laboring half the night to break into
the old concrete money vaults of the
State Bank of Tremonton, four robbers
were dismayed to discover that - the
bank had been moved away the day
Miss Anna Rauber, a telephone ex
change operator In the building oppo
site, discovered the men today Just as
they broke through the three-foot
walls. She telephoned Marshal Brown
and a running fight followed, but the
robbers escaped In a buggy stolen from
a physician. The Marshal and a posse
followed but were unable to catoh up.
POLICEMEN TO BE SANT&
Chief Slover Orders His 300 Braves
to' Keep Watch.
Chief of Tolice Slover Is going to
play Santa Claus to as many needy
persons as his near "00 officers can
discover by observation and inquiry on
their beats, or to as many of them as
the resources at his command will per
mit Persons who "do good by stealth"
have applied to him to find places for
worthy remembrances which others are
likely to overlook, and the Chief has
Instructed his men to keep their eyes
open and report when they see an op
portunity to bring the generoua and
the deserving together.
FLYNN SUCCEEDS WILKIE
Xew York. Division Chief Xow Heads
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. William J.
Flynn, of New York, was appointed
chief of the United States secret serv
ice today by Secretary MacVeagh, of
the Treasury Department, succeeding
John E. Wllkie, now chief supervising
agent of the customs service.
He will assume his duties tomorrow.
For many years Mr. Flynn has been In
charge of the New York division of the
secret service, and during the early
days of Mayor Gaynor's administration
was deputy police commissioner of New
MORGAN AND PARTY
READY TO TESTIFY
Array of Financiers
CREDITS TO BE EXPLAINED
Questions Will Be. Aimed at
Reason for Contraction.
COUNTRY BANKS LENDERS
Frederick Lewi sob. n Admits- in Money
Trust Inquiry That Publicity of .
Promoters' Acts Would
WASHINGTON, Dec 17. J. Tierpont
Morgan has arrived to testify before
the House committee on banking and
currency investigating the so-called
money trust. ,
Mr. Morgan expected to testify to
morrow, but it is probable he will not
be reached on the list of witnesses be
A party of nearly a score accom
panied Mr. Morgan In a special train
that brought him from New York, in
cluding his daughter. Miss Anne Mor
gan; his partners in the firm of J.
P. Morgan & Co.: Thomas W. Lamont
and H. P. Davidson; Joseph II. Choate,
John C. Spooner and. Richard S. Linda
bury, of counsel for Mr. Morgan; J.
P. Morgan, Jr., and a staff of clerks
Credit Contraction to Be Subject.'
The committee will take up the main
part-of the '"money trust" Inquiry, re
lating to the "contraction of money
and credits" and It is on this point
that Mr. Morgan will be examined. Be
fore he will be questioned, however,
a mass of statistical matter will be
placed in the record.
The committee took up today the at
traction of money to New York by
high rates of interest on call loans, and
showed that country banks lend on
stock exchange securities vast sums of
money at times when the demand for
funds forces a high rate on the New
York call money market.
I.ewinohsi Favor Publicity.
The first witness of the day was
Frederick Lewisohn, who consented to
answer questions which he declined to
answer yesterday. The questions re
lated to the profits of the syndicate
that launched the stock of -the Cali
fornia Petroleum Company on the stock
Mr. Lewisohn placed In the record
the syndicate agreement under which
the stock was sold and the participa
tion letters which assigned the shares
of the deal taken by Lewisohn Broth
ers, William Soloman & Co. and Hall
garten & Co.
Mr. Lewisohn said he believed that a
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ANSWERS ALL QUESTIONS
"In our work we have found
The Oregonian Annual Edition
a very valuable aid in answering'
inquiries . of our correspond
ents," said William McMurray,
general passenger agent of the
O.-W. R. & N. Company, yester
day. "It covers the field of
activity of Oregon and the
whole Northwest so well and so
thoroughly that there is hardly
a question pertaining to the de
velopment of this country and
its varied industries that some
portion of the Annual cannot
"We have adopted a policy
and have followed it for years
of sending a copy of The Ore
gonian 's New Year's edition to
every person in the T2ast who
inquires of us about this terri
tory. We - always can depend
upon the reliability of its state
ments. Frequently it has helped
to induce people to locate here
Orders for the Annual should
be sent to The Oregonian now.
1'j will be issued January 1 and
the price will be 5 cents. Post
age in the United States and its
possessions, Mexico and Canada
will be 5 cents. Foreign postage
MESSAGE IS DISCUSSED
Cabinet Meets With Tart, ProbaDly
for Last Tim This Year.
WASHINGTON, Dec, 17. President
Taft and his Cabinet discussed the
President's forthcoming message to
Congress at the regular Tuesday meet
ing. It probably will be the-last ses
sion of the year, because tho President
leaves Thursday for Panama and will
not be In Washington again until De
The forthcoming message will be de
voted largely to a review of the ac
complishments of the Government de
partments in the last year. The Presi
dent hopes to send it in Thursday.
TAFT'S SON TAKES HONORS
Charles P. Taft Again Is Highest in
His Chiss at School.
thrTTORD. Conn.. Dec 17. A dis
patch today from Watertown, Conn
announced that Charles P. Taft, son of
the President, had again won the high
est honors of the Taft School, of which
his uncle. Jlorace P.- Taft, U xVclpaL
Charles attained a maris tor iw year
r ie nniniiL his nearest rivals being
four students, who succeeded in getting
90 points each. The average mark for
all the pupils was 71.
TAFT CANAL PLANS MADE
President to Spend Christmas, One
of Three Days, on Isthmus.
W ASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Final ar
rangements for President Taft's trip
to Panama provide that he will spend
three days, including Christmas, on the
The President Is due to arrive at
Colon on the morning of December 24.
He will leave Colon at midnight De
cember 26, giving him three full days
to Inspect the canal and consult with
A WINTER THAW IN ILLINOIS.
AND PLANE FOUND
Sea Yields Relics of
BATTERED WING RECOVERED
Kearney and Lawrence Appar
ently Die Near Shore.
AVIATORS BLAME ENGINE
Shirt and Vest, Ripped and Torn a
Though Removed In Haste, Give
Evidence of Final Battle With
Waves Hope Abandoned.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 17. Fragments
nf n. hvdro-aeroDlane and clothing
whlnh were washed ashore and
promptly identified prove! today that
ivitnr iTnrurA Kettmv , and his re
porter companiop, Chester Lawrence,
met disaster soon arter tney sianeu.
last Saturday, on their proposed flight
over the dcean to San Francisco.
The circumstances surrounding their
sih nrnhihlv alwava will remain
secret of the sea. They may have died
within a. few hours after they vanisnea,
s.hirflav afternoon. In the mists off
Point Firmin, or they may have clung
to their fragile craft an tnrougn a
stormy night and the next day. But
iiiriclnir from the position of the wreck
age, which gave today the first definite
clew to their fate, they died a short
distance from shore, and- in all prob
ability their bodies now rest in the
tangled morass of the kelp beds nea
Wreckage Found in Cove.
The wreckasre cf the hydro-aeroplani
waa found at Fisherman's Cove, four
miles south of Kedondo Beach, by. Paul
Banzhaf and two companions, wno con
....tA independent search. Th
wreckage consisted of a five-foot wing
nnntoon. companion piece of tne pon
tonn which was recovered Sunday
floating five miles off Redondo Beach
and a fragment of a wing tip. Near by
the searchers picked up a shirt and a
rharien Dr. who built Kearny's
aeroplane, identified the pontoon and
the broken wing tip. Glenn jyiartin.
wlio undertook Sunday the dangerous
hydro-aeroplane flight In search of
Kearny, declared that the vest was part
of the clothing Lawrence wore when
he boarded the aeroplane with Kearny
for the ill-starred flight.
Clothing Ripped and Torn.
KWpt onrt vest were rloDed and torn
Indlnatiner the haste and desperation
with which their wearer had cast off
Impediments for his battle with the
sea. The pontoon was battered ana
dentpri ajid the condition of the frag
mentary wing tip also gave evidence
of having been battered by the waves.
Afai-tlTi T"v 1nnpd in the K t ;i t P -
ment that Kearny recklessly undertook
(Concluded on Pago 5.)
HEIRESS HEARS WORD OF LOVE
IV DARKNESS AMID DISASTER.
Fnley J. ' Shepard Moved to Speak
When Seeing Wealthy Woman
Aiding Injured in Wreck.
ST. LOUIS, Deo. 17. (Special.) Real
romance amid wreck, darkness and dis
aster attended the betrothal of Finley
J. Shepard and Miss Helen Miller Gould.
Warm admiration each had felt for
the other turned into a stronger senti
ment when Miss Gould saw her escort
leave here after he. knew she was safe
and bend his energies to saving others
whose lives were endangered in a seri
ous railroad wreck.
Then the man, after his work was
done and order restored, found the
woman who had aroused the love and
admiration of a Nation quietly and un;
ostentatiously administering to help
less women and children who knew her
not, the emotions that in the past he
had been able to repress forced his Hps
to fcpeak the dictates of his heart.
Mr. Shepard was In Chicago, on lils
way to St.T.ouis, when he received a
telegram from his superior requesting
him to return to New York and escort
Miss Gould to Chicago, where she was
going with a party of her friends to
attend a convention of the Railroad
r. m. c. a. . ; .
The details of the railroad journey
were left to Mr. Shepard. E. B. Pryor,
one of the receivers of the Wabash
road, was in New York with his pri
vate car, which he placed at the dis
posal of Miss Gould and her party. It
was attached to the Chicago train
which was wrecked. Previous to this
time Mr. Shepard and Miss Gould had
ben thrown together a great deal In a
REPRESENTATIVE JURY AIM
District Attorney-elect Asks for Se
lection Front Whole .Tax Roll.
Walter H. Evans, District Attorney
elect, who will take office January 6,
has written a letter to the County
Court advising that tho jurors be se
lected1 from the tax roll of the county
as a whole Instead of from the per
sonal tax list only, as has been the
practice. Mr. Evans declares that the
law contemplates a selection from the
whole roll and not merely from a por
tion of it.
Referring to the question of house
hold exemption, Mr. Kvans advises the
County Court w'.ion drawing the jury
list for the year in January to be care
ful to select only the names of persons
who are known tc have property in ex
cess of what is exempt.
The passage by the voters of the
state on November G of a law exempt
ing household furniture from taxation
will render many voters ineligible for
Mr. Evans declares that only by se
lecting from the roll as a whole can
the spirit of the law, which states that
jurors shall be the most permanent and
substantial citizens of the community,
WOMEN SEEK POLLS JOBS
Fair Sex Want Election Board Work,
but Applications Are Faulty.
When T. A. Sweeney, .chairman of the
Multnomah County Progressive Com
mittee, announced that he had been
delegated to designate members of the
third party, both sexes, to sarve as
members of election boards, he was im
mediately swamped with applications,
two of every three received coming
Negligently, however, nine of every
10 women failed to indicate on her ap
plication her precinct residence.
Mr. Sweeney is desirous that here
after women indicate in their applica
tions the number of the precinct in
which they live and can serve. He has
on his desk more than 100 applications
in which the women voters failed to
give the number of the precinct in
which they live. He urges other women
submitting their applications for serv
ice .on electionboards to give the num
ber of the precinct in which they live.
If they do not know, the fact can be
ascertained by .calling the County
HOLIDAY HUNT KING'S PLAN
England's Monarch to Pass Christ
mas at York Cottage, Norfolk.
LONDON, Dec. 17. (Special.) Con
trary to expectation the King and
Queen will not pass their Christmas
at Windsor Castle, as is generally their
custom, but at York Cottage, Norfolk.
The reason for this is that the widowed
Queen Alexandra will be at Sandrlng
ham and the King and his consort wish
to be with her at that season of the
During the Christmas holidays King
George will attend one or two of the
meets of the West Norfolk hounds, and
It is likely that the Prince of Wales
also will Join In the fun of chasing
Brer Fox." Soon after the new year
dawns, the court will be transferred
to Windsor, where two large house
parties are to be entertained for the
finish of the shooting. London's court
season will open early in February.
"PIGTAILS" AT ALBANY
Girls Taboo "Rats" and Bbjs Wear
Load Socks to School.
ALBANY, Or Dec. 17-(Special.)
Yesterday was "loud sock" day for the
boys and "no rat" day for the girls at
the Albany High School.
The boys of the school appeared In
all kinds of startling hosiery, and all
of the girls wore their hair in braids
to prove that the natural supply of hair
was not augmented. Many of the young
women appeared with their hair in
Finn mm a c
ULilU UUILMI III
JOE MATLOCK, JR.
Desperado Son of Ex
Mayor of Eugene.
BODY IDENTIFIED BY DENTIST
Santa Ana' Murderer's Three
Victims May Recover.
YOUTH OREGON FUGITIVE
Record t Etigene cinsiiwts of Scries
of Crimes Similar to That At
tempted Prior to Battle With
SANTA ANA, Cal.. Dec. 17. Th
young desperado who was killed yes
terday after slaying one and wounding
three of the posse which battled with
him, was identified today as Jon Mat
lock, Jr., formerly of Eugene. Or. Tho
Identification was made by Pr. I I,.
Whltaon, a dentist, who formerly lived
In the Oregon town.
Dr. Whltson said that Matlock hod
been arrested at Eugene three or four
years ago for a crime similar to that
which he attempted Sunday night, but
he left that vicinity after his release
On a torn envelope It the dead man's
pocket was written the name "It. I
Bowen," and, according to the dentist,
Bowen was Sheriff at Eugene when
Matlock was arrested.
Sheriff Ruddock, of Orange County,
found a photograph of Matlock which
had been sent out by the Eugene Sher
iff at the time of Matlock's departure
and It bears a strong resemblance to
the dead man.
Matlock was a son of J. B. Matlock,
a former Mayor of Eugene.
The three deputies wounded by .the
desperado-were reported as doing well
today. The condition of Will Pra,ter,
who was shot through the head, is
serious, but, 'according to physicians,
ho has a good chance for. recovery.
MATLOCK EARXY CRIMINAL
Young Desperado Twice Fugitive
1'Vom JuEtico at Eugene.
EUGENE, Or., Dec, 17. Joe Matlock.
Jr., son of a former Mayor of Eugene,
had an unenviable record here. While
yet a high school boy In October, 1302,
he attacked a girl and was arrested.
He forfeited bail of J350 and was not
seen In the town for several years.
He returned in 1909 and again was
often In the limelight, figuring In the
police court for drunkenness several
times, and at another time was ar
rested for knocking down a druggist
who would not reduce the price on
soma trifle. He escaped from the city
Jail by breaking through the roof, but
was subsequently arrested.
In this case sentence wag suspended
until his father should return to town,
and was never pressed. He married a
girl named Jones, from the Grays Har
bor district, but there were constant
quarrels in the family that brought
them into public notice. His wife
sought a divorce, charging Inhuman
While the suit wag still pending he
was arrested, October 15, 1909, for an
attack on a fcirl in an unfrequented
part of the city. It the trial he ad
mitted the crime, but maintained the.
girl had accepted a ring from him. He
was convicted, but appealed on claim
of an error. ,
While waiting for a second trial he
was released onfall of $1500, which
his father, who j 'Ms then Mayor, anil
his brother furnished. He did not ap
pear for trial and several months later
the bond was paid. He has not since
been in Eugene.
Ira Jones, the name first given to
the desperado. Is the name of Matlock's
HONOR COMES AS SURPRISE
Henry llarkson Is Xew Danish Vice
Consul for Portland.
Through being out of town, Henry
Harkson, of the real estate firm of Otto
& Harkson, 133 First street, did not v
know until yesterday that there had
been waiting for him since Saturday
commissions from the King of Den
mark and President Taft appointing
him to the position of Koyal Vice-
Consul of Denmark for the State of
Oregon. Tse appointment was made
subject to approval, October 28.
Mr. Harkson came to America in 1883.
and settled first in Nebraska. There he
lived for 22 years, being a member of
the Legislature for four years and
postmaster for eight more. During the
Lewis and Clark exposition he came to
Portland and has since made his home
When Dr. William Eisen resigned
the vice-consulate three years ago. no
one was appointed to fill the vacancy.
Mr. Harkson had been doing consider
able work for the Danish consulate in ,
San Francisco, and when members of
the Danish colony got together here
to decide upon a man best fitted for
the office, he was their unanimous
I made no effort to secure the po
sition," said Mr. Harkspn yesterday.
and did not even know my friends
had made efforts for 'me. Now that
this honor has come to me I will do
my best to fill the position worthily."