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THE MORMJSG OKEGOMAA, THUKSDAY, !(?, ltf!3.
ai i in? mil I HIP I
HLLILU i ILLIkiu
10 ALLOW DELAY
Balkan States Make Conces
sions of Time to Avoid Of
PHOTOS FROM BALKAN BATTLEFIELD
DEMANDS ARE NOT ABATED
It Tnrkrjr Evades Answer, Confer
enjcc Will Be Convoked and No
tice Given of Termination
" or Armistice.
LONDON. Jan. 15. The Balkan na
tions wish the world to know that they
have not weakened In their determlna
tlon to resume hostilities unless Turkey
accepts their terms quickly. But in
deference to the powers, they may
withhold the execution of, their resolve
a few days longer than seemed likely
As allies, they Inaugurated the doc
trine of "the Balkans for the Balkan
peoples." and they declare they propose
to maintain the right won by their
united armies to be considered a great
independent people and manage their
own diplomacy according to their own
national Interests. While they are
willing to concede a brief period of
delay for Turkey's answer it Is not
with a view of resuming negotiations
on a modified basis.
AJIIra' Terms VackiDgcd.
The Balkan nations have not changed
their terms since those presented De
cember 23. .Turkey has yielded all
along the line, except as regards Adri
anople and the Aegean Islands. The
allies have adopted their firm attitude
to convince Turkey that no alternative
is possible for the conclusion of peace
except compliance with their original
demands. But they wish to avoid alien
ating the sympathies of the pawers and
for this reason have decided to await
patiently til result of the note of the
powers to Constantinople.
Turkey, they say. may meet the note
in three ways. She may refuse flatly
to follow the advice of Europe; she may
give an Inconclusive answer with the
object of further postponing a decision
or she may ask a continuation of peace
negotiations on a new basis which
might provide for the retention of
Adrlanople. but require the dismantling
of Its fortifications and a pledge that
no attempt would be made in the future
to fortify the town.
roBCrmiiOBf Seem Improbable.
Should Turkey refuse to follow the
advice of the powers or give an
evasive answer the allies will ask for
a convocation of the conference, at
which they will officially break oft
negotiations. This will be followed by
the denunciation of the armistice. If
Turkey makes new proposals, the Bul
garian delegation will refer the mat
ter to Sofia for consideration, although
Bulgarians here consider It impossible
that their government will renounce
Adrianople and be satisfied to see its
fortifications razed, especially as the
powers In their note to the Porte have
recognized the right of the allies to
The Greek. Cervian and Montenegrin
delegations have notified the Bulga
rian delegation that Bulgaria will have
their full support, no matter what de
cision she may reach, but will leave to
her full liberty to make the final de
cision. The ambassadorial conference dis
cussed the situation today in general
terms, without coming to any conclu
sion. TURKS' SHIP ELUDES GREEKS
Cruller Suddenly Appears Off Syra
ami Caii.es Havoc.
ATHENS. Jan. 13. The Turkish
cruiser Ale'djidieh. in a heavy fog last
night, steamed out of the Dardanelles
and passed unperceived through the
lines of the Greek destroyers cruising
off the straits. She appeared at noon
today off the island of Syra, one of the
I'yclades. and bombarded the powder
niagaxine and coal depots. These were
not damaged, but the electric power
station was wrecked.
The Mcdjidlch also fired on the
(reck auxiliary cruiser Macedonia,
which was undergoing repairs In Syra
harbor. When 15 shells had been fired,
the commander of the Macedonia, after
landing his crew to maintain order in
the town and to strengthen the guard
orcr the Turkish prisoners, sank the
Macedonia to prevent her destruction
bv the warship.
"The .Madjidieh then left in the direc
tion of Smyrna. The Greek fleet lias
been ordered to intercept her. So far
as is known the other Turkish war
ships have not left the Dardanelles.
HARNESS MEN CONVENE
llrprrsentalivcs From All Distribut
inc Points Lrct at LewlMon.
I.KWISTON. Idaho, Jan. 13. Spe
ciai.) The annual convention of the
Northwest Harness & Saddlery Manufacturers-
Association convened today
in Ioewiston. with about wholesalers
and retailers from all the principal
distributing points present.
The lewiston meeting will discuss
matters concerned with the tariff on
hides. The increased prices which
rnsumers are compelled to pay. in
spite of the lowering of the tariff, is
responsible for this action. Action
will also be taken on alleged adultera
tion of leathers.
Practically all the wholesale houses
of Portland. Seattle. Spokane and Ta
coma are represented.
BONDS SOLD AT AUCTION
Port of Coos Bay Is.-ue Keeps Bid
der? Active Cntil 2 A. 51.
MAUSHFIKLD. Or.. Jan. IS. (Spe
cial.! Th Port of Coos Bay bonds were
rold at auction last night. The bid
ding was spirited and continued untu
; o'clock this morning.
The Issue of i 100.000 was taken by
O. w. McNear Company. Chicago, at an
advance of 111.000 over the first bids.
The price will be J96.S5 net. Sealed
bids were rejected and. the auction
netted 111.000 more than they gave.
Muncipal Phone Bill Vp.'
SKATTLE. Wash.. Jan. IS. A bill
submitting to the voters at the March
election a l.'.fliO.OOO bond issue to pro
x funds to establish a municipal
telephone system with accommodations
f..r telephones, was Introduced
In the Cltv Council today by Councll
n.n Oliver T. Krickson. The bill pro
vides for JiOO.OOO general bonds and
f i jiOO.Oi'O utlllty bonds secured by earn
ings of the plnnt. The bill was referred
Jts . r:' x V ' r&2Ll $?:im& &w4
Copyrighted by Bain News Service.
These pictures of scenes before the forts of Tchataldja were made by G. Woltz, court photographer of Sofia,
and correspondent of the Bain News Service with the Bulgarian army. They are the most remarkable pictures
which have come out of the Balkan war. The correspondent of the Bain News Service a.nd his assistants got to the
front and made these pictures of the operations before the fortresses which form the last line of defense of Con
stantinople. Here the Bulgarian army is now awaiting word of the signing of the peace of London or the failure
of the peace conference a.nd the powers to come to an understanding which will end the war.
The first of these pictures shows the big guns of the Bulgarian army being dragged through mud and over
roads little better than plowed fields to the attacking line. The second shows the Bulgarian trenches thrown up
by their engineers operating their rapid-fire guns of French make against the defenders of the Turkish capital. The
third shows the burial of the Bulgarian dead.
WARREN IS ACCUSED
House Committee Says Sena
tor Illegally Fenced Land.
NO ACTION RECOMMENDED
Livestock Company, of Which Wyom
ing Solon Was Head, Said to Have
Operated Contrary to Law in
1906, as Shown in Inquiry.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. That the
Warren Livestock Company, of which
Senator Warren, of Wyoming, was the
head, was "maintaining unlawful en
closures" of public lands in Wyoming
and Colorado in 1906, was the substance
of a report adopted today by the house
committee on expenditures In the In
The committee's conclusions were
based on the complete Inspection of
records, ireports and correspondence
procured from the Interior Department,
covering the investigation by the Gov
ernment in 1906 and 190T. These records
showed that after a second inspection
by Assistant Attorney-General Purdy,
at the request of President Roosevelt,
Senator Warren's company was exon
erated of the illegal acts which spe
cial agents of the Interior Department
Minority Krport Prepared.
The minority report drawn by Rep
resentative Burke, of South Dakota,
also will be presented to the House.
Mr. Burke holds the records show
that Senator Warren's company was
not holding illegally any public land
In 1906. No action against Senator
Warren's company Is recommended by
the committee. The report is limited
to the statement of conclusion that
his company then was maintaining il
Included in the documents made
public today, with the brief committee
report, are sharp letters sent by Presi
dent Kosevelt to Ethan A. Hitchcock,
then Secretary of the Interior. In which
the President declared the Interior
Department Inspectors had not made
good their charges against Senator
Settler' Affidavit Presented.
Accompanying this report were many,
affidavits from settlers, as to me al
leged illegal fencing, charging Senator
Warren's comDany with intimidating
bona fide settlers, and telling of a
threat Senator Warren was declared
to have made as to the acquisition of
In a letter to President Roosevelt
In 1906. Senator Warren declared his;
company was observing the law; that j
he personally had no illegal fences, and ,
that he protested against " assasslna- j
ttng and dark lantern proceaure or
the special agents of the Interior De
partment. President Roosevelt directed a new
examination of the Wyoming lands.
The documents mad public today
contain no report on the recent Investi
gation. RATE SYSTEM AT ISSUE
Florida Case 5Iay Reopen Whole
Slethod of 5Iaking Schedules.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. Upon the
outcome of arguments today before the
Supreme Court of the United States as
to the proper rates on vegetables and
fruits over the Florida East Coast Rail
road may depend the entire method of
fixing rates by the Interstate Com
Fred C. Bryan and Alexander St.
Clair-Abrams, of counsel for the rail
road, argued that the rates fixed by the
Commission did not allow a reasonable
return upon the money Invested in the
road. Blackburn Ksterline, special as
sistant to the Attorney-General, took
tho position that the shippers should
not be required to pay a return upon
the fortune spent In extending the road
over the Florida keyt. F. M. Puddon,
of the Florida Railroad. Commission,
spoke In behalf of '.he reasonableness
of the rate fixed by the Commission.
C. W. Needham. for the Interstate
Commerce Commission, declared that
the Commission should not be required,
in passing upon every single rate, to
inaugurate a proceeding to determine
the value of the railroad, but could ar
rive at a "cost of service,' by accept
ing the value of the road given lu its
To require such a proceeding, he
said, would be to make the fixing of
rates a farce.
NEW TAX SYSTEM WANTED
Xew Slexico Governor AVould Assess
Everything at Full Cash Value.
SANTA FE. N. M., Jan. 15. A new
system of taxation for the state where
by all property will be assessed at its
cash value and a law to enforce such
assessment against the large corpora
tions and the small property owners is
the most important recommendation in
Governor McDonald's message to the
"Thus will It be possible," says the
Governor, "to Increase the assessed
valuation of property in the state from
$73,000,000, the present figure, to $5.00,
000.000 and thereby reduce the state tax
levy from IS mills to 2 mills."
Immediate ratification of the Income
tax amendment to the United States
Constitution is also urged, together
with an inheritance tax law.
In closing his message, the Governor
"This Is a progressive age. He who
lags may be lost. The initiative and
referendum are being demanded from
one end of the country to the other. You
should propose amendments to the
constitution, including the referendum
provision and providing for an initia
tive on a fair basis."
Gilliam Appointments 5Iade.
CONDON. Or., Jan. 14. (Special.)
At its first meeting of the New Year
the Gilliam County Court reap
pointed W. L. McCaleH County Road
master. Other appointments made
were: T. C. Mobley, of Olex. County
Fruit Inspector: J. A. McMorris, W. L.
MeCaleb and J. W. Kirshner, road
viewers to serve during the coming
year. Dr. Miller was also chosen
County Health Officer.
FREE SUGAR FOUGHT
Refiners Plead With Demo
crats to Keep Duty.
WINERIES SEND SPEAKERS
Contention Is That Whisky Is Ne
cessity but That Wine Is Lux
ury and Should Continue
to Have Protection.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. Sugar re
finers, beet sugar men, California wine
producers, mineral water Importers
and others descended in force today
upon the House committee on ways and
means to fight out the tariff Issue.
Nothing In the committee's exam
ination of the varying sugar rate
views indicated weakening of the ten
tative Democratic plan for presenting
another free sugar bill for action of
the House at the coming extra session.
Edwin H. Atkins, vice-president and
acting head of the American Sugar
Refining Company, proposed a moder
ate reduction in the sugar tariff. Henry
T. Oxnard, of California, and a dozen
witnesses from that state, Colorado,
Montana, Wisconsin and Michigan and
other states were present to fight for
tariff protection for American beet
Whisky Held to Be Necessity.
The California wine trade was pic
tured as In a deplorable condition when
the committee took up schedule II,
wines, spirits and other beverages.
Ex-Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Yerkes contended that whisky was a
necessisty, but that imported wines
were a luxury and therefore should
bear the burden of tariff taxation.
William Oilman, representing the
California Wine Association, declared
that the lowest wages paid in Califor
nia were double those abroad. He said
that the California wines produced to
day were infinitely superior to those of
20 "years ago, but that the industry
should be supported by taxing imported
wines as luxuries. -
Victor E. Whitlock, a New York im
porter, would not agree that beer was
a luxury. He suggested that the tar
iff on corn brews be cut from 23 cents
to 15 cents a gallon.
"Protect the bottled and mineral
waters, too," demanded Henry Melville,
another importer, who urged a duty of
SO per cent as ample for both.
Beet Smear 31 e Plead.
The beet sugar industry had its in
nings after arguments against the
tariff had been heard. Francis A. Carey,
vice-president of the National . Sugar
Manufacturing Company of Colorado,
warned the committee against "throw
ing beet sugar like a bone to a hungry
dag." He declared sugar had never
been "anything but the football of
American politics" and suggested a
non-partisan commission to consider
economic features of the sugar tariff.
The prospect of a free sugar bill in the
House, hesatd, had been privately ad-
Consider that every
Shur-on we sell you
combines fifty years of
experience of the manufac
turers who make them and
twenty years of experience
we have bad in fitting them, a
combination that guarantees com
Standard goods at standard
- prices, plus quality services.
Suggestion: Kryptok Lenses in
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mittted by many leading Democrats
that "such a monstrous measure would
not have received their support if they
had not felt sure it would have been
throttled in the Senate."
Combination Is Denied.
T. Q. Palmer, of Chicago, urged the
committee to make a rate of 2 cents a
pound on raw sugar or to leave the
tariff as it stands. He said that 97
per cent of all the beets grown in this
country were raised by 75,000 or 100.
000 independent farmers, all of whom
were directly interested in the tariff.
"Isn't It true," Mr. Palmer was asked,
"that the beet sugar companies in
Michigan are In a combination?"
"No," he said, "the Michigan Sugar
Company has six plants."
F. B. Case, of Los Angeles, and I. B.
O'Donnell. of Billings, Mont., took the
view that should the domestic beet
sugar Industry go out of business there
would be removed the only competition
of the big refineries.
THUNDER STARTLES CITY
SAX FRA'CISCO HAS ELECTRIC,
WIXD AND KAIX STORM.
Lighthouse Struck by Lightning- and
Streets Are Flooded by Sudden
Rush of Water.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15. (Spe
cial.) A storm of rain and wind swept
San. Francisco last night and early to
day and before it had moderated the
city experienced the meteorological
oddity of thunder and lightning.
The storm came up with a stiff
southeaster which gained in velocity
until it reached a 30-mile-a-minute
speed. Streets were flooded, man
holes burst, streetcars were forced to
stop here and there and theater-goers
compelled to wade back to their homes.
The greatest damage occurred at the
Point Bonlta lifesaving station, on the
Marin County side of the Golden Gate.
Two bolts of lightning struck the sta
tion, one razing the signal staff from
the summit of the hill and the other
demolishing the observation tower over
the station house. The lightning sev
ered telephone wires connecting the
isolated station with the outside world
and wrecked the plumbing. Captain J.
U Nutter and his crew were unin
jured. In various sections of San Francisco
billboards were torn down and one man
was hurt by a falling sign. So fierce
was the gale outside the heads that
two pilot-boats, accustomed to the
fiercest weather, were compelled to
seek refuge In port. The boats suffered
considerable damage before they could
return inside the harbor. The pilots
reported the roughest weather they had
experienced in - years.
OPTION GIVEN SETTLERS
Borah and French Would Substitute
Other Work for Clearing.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 15. Senator Borah and
Representative French today intro
duced bills amending the three-year
homestead law by providing that in
lieu of cultivation of the areas fixed
by that law. settlers may make Im
provements representing average out
lay of $1.50 an acre a year and thus
show good faith, improvements to in-
To have suffered the tortures of ec
zema, acne. itch, etc., for years, and to
suddenlv' find that the. trouble has dis
appeared after a short treatment with
Poslam. is to experience satisfaction dif
ficult to express. This Is the story told
dailv from all parts of the country of
the actual accomplishments of Poslam,
the perfect skin remedy. Worst skin dis
eases are quickly eradicated by Poslam.
Itching Is stopped at once. Common
troubles, such as pimples, red noses,
rashes, etc., respond so readily that
over-night treatment Is often sufficient.
POSLAM SOAP beautifies complex
ions: makes skin soft and velvety; puri
fies the scalp; brings health to hair.
All ririifrfHRta nell Poslam Drice. 50
cents) and Poslam Soap (price. 25 cents).
For free samples, wnie io we cumi
gency Laboratories, 32 West 25th Street,
Snow and icy pave
ments increase the
cost of delivery.
PRESENT PRICES ARE LOW
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The New Scotch Tweeds,
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and tan, at
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Coats, $40 val-
EXTRA SPECIAL STl
Rubber Slip-on for men
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priced at Pi.XJ
375 Men's and Ladies
Slip-ons and Cravenette
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oio of these Mens and
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Alterations Free of Charge 1 Open Sat. Night Till 10:30
QIQ WASHINGTON ST. C4.0
O TT O One Door West of Seventh St
elude fencing, clearing, erection of
buildings, planting 01 orcnarus.
r inoniitios it is found diffi
cult for homesteaders to cultivate as
much land as required by the three
year law, especially in the timbered
Xew York for Direct Klections.
ALBANY, N. Y Jan. 15. New York's
Legislature went on record today as
favoring the proposed amendment to
the Federal Constitution providing elec-
tion of United States Senators by the
people. The resolution adopted by tlia
Assembly yesterday was approved to
day by the Senate.
South Dakota Senate for Suffrage.
' PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 15. The equal
suffrage constitutional amendment car
ried in the Senate today with only two
opposing votes. This was the first time
It has gone through without a fight.
Dr. Percival Barton, at 0. is still abla
to practice meriMn' tn St. Paul.
THE TIME HAS COME
when the thinking man and woman will realize that the
grasping hold which the undertaking profession of the
present day has upon the family in its time of sorrow is
wrong, radically wrong, and should be done away with.
Many a family, wishing to bury decently some departed
member, seriously depletes its scant savings by paying the
undertaker the hundreds of per cent profit he asks.
It is to right this wrong to satisfy this crying need
that this organization is coming into the field.
You owe it to yourself and your family to send for lit
erature today. AVrite, phone or call.
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in only aennlred by those having experience and making a biilnfwiof
doing that very thing. Thin company will act an Kwutor and will
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THIRD AND WASHIXGTOX.
GRANDMOTHER USED SAGE TEA TO
DARKEN HER FADED OR GRAY HAIR
Mixed With Sulphur It Makes
Hair Soft, Beautiful.
Cures Dandruff .
The use of Sage and Sulphur for re
storing faded, gray hair to its natural
color dates back to grandmother's time.
. , u n h.t. vi.'j i t t i f 1 1 1 1 v darkened.
one " ' i' L hoi -' " - ,
glossy and abundant with a brew oi
Sage Tea and suipnur. ueuoi
hair fell out or took on that dull.
,-4-j ,ob. innunnra this Slm-
pie mixture was applied with wonder
D., hrcwintr At home IS tllUSFJ
and out-of-date. Nowadays skilled
chemists do this Dctter man our
By asking at any drug store for the
ready-to-use product calle WythJi
Sage and Sulphur Hair Remedy" you
will get a large bottle for about 5i
cents. Some druggists make their own,
which is usually too sticky, so insist,
upon getting Wyeth's. which can bo de
r.j.nrir.H unon In raetora natural coloc
and beauty to the hair and is splcudil ;
for dandruff, dry, feverish, m-iiy ecaiii
and falling hair.
A well-known downtown drugs'-'t
says bis customers insist on Wyeth's
Sage and Sulphur, because, they say, it
darkens so naturally and evenly thnt
nobody can tell It has been applied It's
so easy to use, too. Vou simply dampen
a sponge or soft brush and draw It
through vour hair, taking one strand at
a time. Do this at night and by morn
ing the gray hair disappears: after an
other application or two. it is restored
to its natural color and looks glossy,
soft and abundant. Agents, The Owl