Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View This Issue
VOL. LII-XO. 16,273. ; rvm. - -
Slides Tie Up Trains
on Two Lines.
STORM IN SIERRAS FURIOUS
Western Pacific Not to Re
sume Service Until Today.
SHASTA LIMITEDS HELD
Traffic for 72 Honrs Is Paralyzed
and Fierce Wind and Falling
Temperature Add to Difficul
ties of Railroad Companies.
SAX FRANCISCO. Jan. 19. (Special.)
Two slides, a 72-bours' snow storm
worth million of dollars to rancrirs
and miners and a derailment were the
causes that contributed today to the
paralysis of the Western Pacific's Over
land Route and the Southern Pacific's
Overland and Shasta routes. Mailing 12
limited trains from 12 to 4S hours.
At midnight last night the Southern
I'aclfic succeeded In opening its lines,
but the Western Pacific closed up
tightlv. canceled all trains and an
nounced that It would not be open for
traffic again until Monday. The west
bound limlteds. stalled in the moun
tains, were returned to Wlnnemucca,
where passengers were transferred to
the Southern Pacific. The eastbound
de luxe trains were returned to Sac
ramento, where transfers were also
made to the JIarriman road.
Furious Storm Raxes.
Altogether railroad traffic conditions
today represented one of the most dif
ficult situations local officials have
contended with in many years.
Instead of a betterment of conditions
last night, the Sierra storm was raging
with all the fury that characterized
its beginning; the snow continued fall
ing steadily, a vigorous wind continued
drifting the snow and the thermometer
dropped as low as 14 above aero.
The Southern Pacific's first real dif
ficulty with the storm on the Shasta
route occurred early yesteru-.y morn
ing, although it was then thought to be
only a minor one. As the southbound
Shasta Limited approached Keswick,
which is on the California side of the
state line, a few miles from Dunsmulr.
an SO-foot snowsllde shot down the
mountain, carrying with it trees, rocks
and brush, and not only tearing away
a portion of the track, but burying a
considerable portion of it also.
Hotarr Falla to Opea Way.
Friday night's limited, already many
hours late, was blockaded, unable to
move, and stayed north of the slide.
A rotary plow succeeded in clearing
some of the debris, but its work was
Ineffectual and railroad officials,
noting that the damage was much
greater than had been expected, ordered
a shoefly track constructed around the
slides. This was completed late last
night, enabling the Shasta Limited of
Friday and that of yesterday to resume
the run to the city. Yesterday's north
bound limited also succeeded in passing
the scene of the slide.
The two southbound trains got here
early this morning, the passengers hav
ing rather enjoyed the experience of
being snowbound, even though Friday
night's train narrowly escaped burial
by the slide.
Although the Southern Pacific had
counted Itself exceptionally fortunate
in keeping Its Sierra line open in the
face of one of the severest storms that
has raged In years, the unexpected oc
curred early yesterday morning when
a stock train broke in two between a
couple of snowsheds near Blue Canyon.
Use Car Rlorfcs Liar.
A single car was derailed and it
toppled in such condition to obstruct
all traffic. The work of lifting the
wreckage was performed in the teeth
of a blinding snow storm, and not until
9 o'clock last night was the track
finally cleared. In the meantime four
westbound transcontinental and four
eastbound trains were stalled In the
storm. In addition to two westbound
and one eastbound mail train.
Southern Pacific traffic conditions
were almost normal today, aithuugn
there Is no reason to expect trains to
keep close to schedules as long as the
storm keeps up. The order has gone
forth that every train moving between
.Colfax and Sparks must move slowly
ami no effort made to force the usual
The Western Pacific had barely suc
ceeded in clearing a path through tho
snow that beset its route r rlday morn
ing when a snow and landslide oc
curred 25 miles north of Orovllle. This
closed the line.
ftaaefcen asd Misers Besedt.
While traffic has been temporarily
crippled by the storm, railroad officials
declare the abundance of snow and the
existing low temperature mean mil
lions of dollars to ranchers and miners.
It Insures an adequate water supply for
Spring and Summer, and. with a low
temperature, the snow freezes and
arks rapidly. The benefit of this Is
reached In the Spring, when It resists
the sun's rays better, and instead of
rushing down the mountain sides In
torrents, trickles slowly. The snow at
Truckee Is the first of any depth for a
long time and will result In the open
O Ancludd OD Tate v.)
DOOR OF NASSAU
SHUT TO WILSON
JAXITOK DEMANDS PERMIT; IS
President-EIect, Who Is cx-Officio
Chairman of Trustees, Finds
Red Tape In Way.
PRINCETON. N. J.. Jan. is. (Spe
cial.) Admission to Nassau Hall was
refused today to President-elect Wil
son, who. as Governor of New Jersey,
is ex-officio chairman of the board of
trustees of Princeton University, be
cause he had no permit to visit the
building. Afterward he tried the door,
but it was locked and he turned away
In disgust, with the remark. "There's
an Ignoramus over there and a locked
The Governor was taking a regular
Sunday morning walk and this time
was accompanied by Mrs. Wilson and
Mrs. Toy. who is a visitor at the Wil
son home. They' directed their course
to the university campus, the Governor
pointing out special features of the
various buildings. Arriving at the an
cient pile, the president-elect excused
himself and ducked ino the basement
and asked Samuel Davidson, official
janitor of the gymnasium, to be permit
ted to visit Nassau Hall.
The janitor replied that he must have
a permit. The President-elect, not to
be deterred by the refusal, tried the
door anyway, without success.
SUFFRAGE VICTORY SEEN
Xevr York Legislature Expected to
Vote to Submit Amendment.
' ALBANY. N". Y.. Jan. 19. After
years of effort, the advocates of wo
man suffrage believe a constitutional
amendment, which, if. approved by the
people would give the women of New
York State the right to vote, will be
passed by the Legislature the coming
week. The measure will be made a
special order of business In the As
sembly Monday night, and the Senate
promises to consider it Tuesday.
A difference of opinion exists amonjg
the leaders as to whether the amend
ment will deal with the question of
Governor Sulzer and "Senator Wag
ner, the majority leader, have informed
the suffragists that they can have
what they want In the amendment, and
representatives of the suffrage organ
izations interested have been asked to
make a recommendation concerning
the naturalization clause.
ALBANY Y. WLC. A. TO BUY
Property or Alco Club to Be Bought
by Young Organization.
ALBANY. Or.. Jan. 19. (Special.)
The Young Men's Christian Association.
which was formed In this city recently,
made arrangements at a meeting of Its
board of directors last night to pur
chase outright the property until re
cently occupied by the Alco Lluo. ine
property is owned by E. W. Langdon.
ex-president of the First National Bank
of Albany, and now a resident of Port
land. The. Alco Club had a contract for a
deed with Mr. Langdon. and recently
turned this contract over to tne loung
Men's Christian Association. The new
association took cnarge of the property
under this contract.
D. O. Woodworth was made a mem
ber of the board of directors of the
association, succeeding C. H. Cusick,
ALTERNATE STOPS LIKED
Street Railway Company Will Ex
tend System This Week.'
Stops at alternate blocks only will
be introduced by the Portland Hall
way. Light & Power Company on San
dy road this week. The system has
proved so successful on the Mount
Tabor line, where it was introduced
a week ago. that the company has vir
tually decided to make it universal
throughout the city. It will be intro
duced gradually, however.
Hawthorne avenue will get the ben
efit of the new service following Its
Introduction on Sandy road. It may
not be started there for a week or 10
WILSON GETS GUIDEBOOK
Prcsldent-Elect Assidnously Study
ing Washington Geography.
PRINCETON. X. J.. Jan. 19. President-elect
Wilson disclosed today the
fact that he has obtained a guidebook
of Washington and is reading it assid
uously in spare moments.
Mr. Wilson will be virtually a
stranger in Washington when he takes
office. He has visited there little since
his youth, and never has seen some
of the Government buildings, erected
wtthin the last- 13 years. When he
steps into the White House on March
4. It will be the first time he will have
seen the Interior of the executive man
sion. MINIMUM WAGE RESISTED
Women Delegates Says Employers
Would Make It Maximum.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 19. The San
Francisco Labor Council, on recommen
dation of its law and legislative com
mittee, went on record last night as op
posed to a minimum wage for women
workers and to the Idea of a commis
sion to investigate the employment of
women, as proposed In several bills be
fore the Legislature.
Women delegates to the council de
clared employers would adopt the min
imum wage fixed by law as the maxi
mum In practice, and were unanimously
opposed to tbe proposed act.
,mT x-r nprr.nv MnxnAY. .T A NTT Alt Y 20. 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Jewish Syndicate Will
Aid Russia Is Report.
BIG WAR LOAN IS PROBABLE
Czar's Empire Would Be Ready
to Cope With Triple Alliance.
PASSPORTS ARE PROBLEM
Wealthy Chicago n to Meet United
States Ambassador at Paris and
Go as Member of His Par
. ty to St. Petersburg.
CHICAGO. Jan. 19. (Special.) Levy
Mayer left Chicago this afternoon on
a secret financial mission to Russia.
To escape the strict passport regula
tions against the admittance of Jews
into the Czar's Empire, which in the
past have kept out such prominent
Chicagoans as Julius Rosenwald and
Nelson Morris, he has arranged to meet
Curtis Guild. United States Ambassador
to Russia, in Paris. He will travel
from there as a member of the diplo
mat's party, and arrangements have
been made through the State Depart
ment that there shall be no Interference
with his passage across the Russian
Efforts were made today to confirm
the report that Mr. Mayer was going
as the envoy of a powerful syndicate
of American and European Jewish
bankers, with whom the Russian gov
ernment Is said to have been endeav
oring to negotiate an enormous loan
which would put Russia In a position
financially to cope with Austria and
Germany in case war should break out
as a result of the rupture of peace ne
gotiations in the Balkans. -Russia
in Need of Money.
Mr. Mayer would not admit that such
was his mission.
It is known,. however, that Russia
would be In great financial straits
should there be a great continental
war. In the past money for Russian
campaigns has been supplied mostly
by Jewish banking bouses. In spite
of this the Russian treatment of the
Jews, not only of her own land, but
of other countries as well, has been
such as to provoke resentment among
(Concluded on Pase 2.)
- SfvATOA! 0rscr&
Aijfl alii WzAJfyy I rSy twzob. s.eujes sr
fe7F7- Yy MMH bl L So(i.0zs f-j !
V &ob -rswoA'& I
CO H HAS A or 'ffilGP'
T(M)' TO 7A X z Ots. 8Of?jF (AVA
; V0 I J A '
STEAMER ELDER IS
DAMAGED IN GALE
DIXTXG SALOOX FLOODED AXD
Fire' Coastwise Vessels, Buffeted by
Seas, Limp Into San Francisco,
24 to 48 Hours Late.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 19. Five
coastwise passenger vessels and nearly
a score of smaller craft, all bound from
Northern ports to San Francisco, ar
rived today after weathering one of
the roughest storms ever known off
ths Vnrth California eoast. Most of the
vessels were from 2 to 48 hours late
as a result of the heavy southwest gale
FTiday night off Cape Blanco
The most damage done by the storm
was to tha steamer Geo. W. Elder,
which brought 78 passengers from Port.
land. Her stern was spnnicrea oy
high seas tumbling upon her after
deck, and her main deck and dinlng
saloon were flooded to a depth of four
feet. For a time the passengers were
in terror. - -
The steam schooner Nann smith, with
a lumber cargo consigned to this port
from Coos Bay, lost her deck load
valued at 50,000. A half dozen passen
gers were flooded out of their quar
ters. SCHOOL GIRLSj RUN CAFE
Klamath Falls Students and Teacher
Make Living Cost Low.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Jan. 19.
(Special.) The home economics de
partment of the Klamath County High
School has been giving practical
demonstrations this year of how to
contend with the high cost of living.
Miss Carpenter, who has charge, with
the assistance of the pupils, has fur
nished a cafeteria lunch to some of the
teachers and pupils and others who
wish to avail themselves of it. The
fare is excellent and the cost vary low,
considering the present prices of edi
bles. Wednesday she entertained the
Art Needlework Club at a special
luncheon. The menu was:
Fruit cocktail, salmon loaf, creamed
potatoes, hot biscuit and butter. Jelly,
Bavarian cream, cocoanut cake, coffee,
and cream and sugar.
The cost for the 13 guests was $3.30.
BRIAND LIKELY TO ACCEPT
Minister Delays Answer to Fallieres
PARIS. Jan. 19. Although M. Briand.
the Minister of Justice, on whom Pres
ident Fallieres imposed' the task of
forming a Cabinet, was busy through
out - Sunday interviewing political
leaders, he had not completed his ar
rangements tonight and cannot give
a definite answer to the President
until tomorrow. However, his accept
ance of the Premiership no'w Is re
garded as certain.
President-elect Poincare attended to
day the professorial jubilee celebra
tion of his old teacher, the Academi
cian Ernest Lavjse. at the Sorbonne.
INTIMATE SKETCHES FROM THE '
ASK FOB $2,859,293
Two Oregon Schools
ASYLUMS DESIRE $1,084,053
Joint Ways and Means Com
. mittee to Act First.
ONE BIG BILL IS FAVORED
Appropriations for All Except for
Vniversity ot Oregon and Agri
cultural College May Be
Under Single Measure.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or.. Jan.
19. (Special.) The ways and means
committees of the two Houses of the
Legislature will be confronted by in
stitutional requests for appropriations
amounting to $2,859,293, according to
estimates of cost which have been
compiled by the various boards, super
intendents and institutional heads.
Some of the institutions will ask for
increased maintenance appropriations.
The University of Oregon for the bi
ennial period coming desires a bien
nial Increase in its maintenance appro
priation of $100,000. That University
now has a biennial maintenance fund
of $260,000, but an annual increase of
$50,000 is asked, which will bring, if
granted, the total biennial mainten
ance appropriation up' to $350,000.
Big Amounts Asked.
The Oregon Agricultural College also
desires an annual increase in its main
tenance fund of $50,000, which will
bring the total biennial maintenance
up to $400,000 if it is granted. Its
maintenance heretofore has been $150,
000 a year.
The sum total that the University of
Oregon will ask of the Legislature will
be $365,000. The sum total that it
desires for the coming two years is
$15,000. this . including the $250,000
which has been provided for mainten
ance for the two years by the appro
priation voted for by the people.
The Oregon Agricultural College will
ask for a total of $649,000, not includ
ing a logging engineering course, for
which an appropriation of $05,000 is
asked, nor including a number of ex
periment stations, which If all granted,
(Concluded on Page 11.)
V: s y -rtcn
XEVADA LEGISLATURE BEXT OX
Lengthening of Legal Residence
Required Affects 500 in Reno
Waiting for Decrees.
RENO. Nev., Jan. 19. (Special.)
The fate of the Reno divorce colony
rests in the hands of the Nevada State
Legislature, which convenes tomorrow.
It is said Governor Oddie in his mes
sage will recommend that the six
months' residence requirement now fn
vogue be amended to make the period
one year. This will kill the divorce In
dustry in Nevada, as it did in South
No change in divorce laws other than
extending the residence period is con
templated. There are fully 500 would-be-divorcees
In Reno and a change
would seriously affect them. They
would be compelled to lengthen their
stay to secure decrees.
Those who have studied the person
nel of the Legislature declare that the
anti-divorce amendment will carry both
An effort to counteract the sentiment
has been made by threats to open the
gambling question again, but this has
been merely a flash In the pan and has
created no stir. The Reno divorce col
ony appears doomed, ,
REGISTERED MAIL TAKEN
Robber Breaks Into Mail Car, Intim
idates Clerks and Escapes.
AXNISTON. Ala.. Jan. -19. A lone
highwayman rifled the mail car of
Southern Railway passenger train No.
12, near Riverside, Ala., early today
and escaped with what are said to be
valuable registered packages. Two
mail clerks were in the car.
It is believed tbe robber boarded the
train at Lincoln, Ala., when a stop was
made for water. Soon after he gained
entrance to the mail car througn an
end door and quickly covered the mall
clerks. E. L. Cragmen and Bailey, with
a revolver. .
According to reports received here,
the robber demanded that the clerks
hand over to him all the registered
mall. As the train slowed down for
the Riverside stop the robber leaped
from the car and escaped into the rug
ged country of that section,-
Cragman furnished a description of
the robber, and railroad detectives,
aided by residents of the Riverside sec
tion, searched the country without
ROAD MODELS REACH LANE
Eugene Judge to Urge Better High
ways in His County.
EUGENE, Or.. Jan. 19. (Special.)
A half a dozen models of different types
of roads were received by County Judge
Thompson from the Department of
Agriculture at Washington. Road su
pervisors of Lane County will be in
vited to visit the courthouse and in
spect the models there. The models
show the ordinary dirt roads, macadam
roads and gravel roads. There are also
working models to show the process
of construction of the bituminous road,
and models for the construction and
drainage of hill roads.
Judge Thompson has been trying for
a year to get these models, and thinks,
now that he has them, that he will be
able to secure a larger degree of co
operation on the part of the rural road
supervisors in the construction of good
roads for Lane County.
BISHOP IS NOT CONFIRMED
Divorced Clergyman Chosen by Kan
sas Rejected by Vote of Church.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 19. That Rev. Percy
H. Silver lacked the votes of two bish
ops to confirm his appoitment as
bishop coadjutor of Kansas was an
nounced today by Rev. Daniel S.
Tuttle. presiding bishop of the Trotcs
tant Episcopal Church of America.
The diocese of Kansas now may call
Rev. Mr. Silver's election null and pro
ceed to a new choice. Of the 98 bishops
canonically entitled to vote, 48 sent
consents and 32 non-consents. Fifty
consents were necessary to confirm
the selection. The bishops. It is said,
objected to Dr. Silver because he had
1000 STUDENTS MAY GO
Princeton Men Plan to Attend In
auguration in Force.
PRINCETON, N. J., Jan. 19. When
President-elect Wilson arrives in the
railway station in Washington on the
night of March 3, he will be greeted
with a Princeton "locomotive" cheer,
issuing from the throats of a thousand
Nassau undergraduates, according to
plans made by the Princeton Univer
sity Woodrow Wilson Club.
Active preparations for the trip will
be. begun here tomorrow when those
in charge of the arrangements will
start a canvass to ascertain how many
students will attend the inaugural
ceremonies. It Is expected a thousand
LEGAL SUICIDE IS URGED
Proposed Utah Law Would Let Con
demned Criminals Kill Selves.
SALT LAKE CITY. Jan. 19. The
method to be used hereafter in putting
criminals to death Jn Utah has become
a widely-discussed topic since the Leg
islature convened two weeks ago. The
latest Idea expressed is that condemned
criminals be allowed to take their own
lives, after they have exhausted every
means to have the death sentence set
Judge Thomas Marinaux. an attorney
of this city, has issued a statement in
which he sets forth what he terms the
advantages of the Chinese custom per
mitting a condemned criminal to com
EVIL SPIRIT BALKS
Philosopher Trying to
BOY PSYCHIC IS HIS MEDIUM
Secret Sign Is Proof Absolute,
EARTHY ONES SAP FORCES
"Dear Hyslop: Write Paper Against
Woman Suffrage; Don't Let Your
Wife Sec It,' Is One Com
vrw TORk". Jan. 19. (Special.)
wtninni .Tumps, who was professor of
philosophy at Harvard when he died.
August 26. 1910, and wno ueiore nis
death promised his friend. Dr. James
H. Hyslop. of the American Society for
Psychical Research, that he woum
stfivA tn Hpmt Much messages from the
spirit world as would demonstrate in
dubitably the truth of spiritualism, nas
been trying once more, according to
Dr. Hyslop, to commun'cate with
Hyslop and others.
This time, the spirit or vr. james
warns his friend Hyslop of an evil
spirit or influence, a "poltergeist."
which cunningly leaves raior uiu.ueo
nnrl matches In places where they
might do the most harm; an evil shade
which lurks In the dark and hurls InK
atanrift and heavy stones at the heads
of true believers. The spirit of Pro
fessor James is exercised over tne
u-ickedness of the poltergeist ana
struggles Incoherently to warn Dr.
FIfteen-Year-Old Boy Is Medium.
PrnfoKsnr James has been commu
nicating lately through the medium
of a 15-year-old boy. who. as ur. nysiop
says, is the Bon of a clergyman known
on both sides of the Atlantic and who
is apparently normal in every way ex
cept for the psychical control under
which he falls when the light Is turned
Thrnuirh this curious boy Professor
James in the last year has sent many
messages, Dr. Hyslop writes in m
Journal of the Psychical Research So
On December 19. 1911. rroressor
James communicated, says Dr. Hyslop.
throuKh the boy medium, wno was Bal
ing into a crystal.
Hyslop Reports Dialogue.
t. ,, then Hint he warned Dr.
Hyslop against the poltergolst. or
wicked spirit. Part or tne dialogue
Kotu-on Professor James and Hyslop,
as carried on through the entranced
boy. was as follows: ,
'.'Here is Professor James. uuim
"Do you recognize the papers?"
t tiiBt" few words unintelligible
"would you like to see Hodgson?"
"Yea, A man with not mucn nair.
blue eyes, long face, sober-looking;
looks like a thinker?"
"I can't see now. He has turned his
head. It is dark."
Spirit Mentions Sign.
At this point Dr. Hyslop asked Pro
fessor James to give distinct proof of
his identity. James replied:
"I took, you to Paradise and you
(pause). Hang It all, I took you to
lots ot places. I took you once Into
my study and we agreed on a sign.
uvaion didn't remember, and the
spirit of James, apparently vexed, called
excitedly: "Hyslop, Hyslop, your un
divided attention, undivided. Hands off
The spirit continued rapidly:
Better summon friends to make an
na-reement and not follow my example.
of locking up my paper, on which all
hangs. Now that 1 am dead i .cannoi
describe It. Walt till I can find it.
If you find the paper, at the top you
will find it bearing my sign; at the
top a coat-of-arms of the Duke of
Fairfax, with two swords crossed above
a helmet and an arm holding another
like my sign-, the picture to the left,
myself, my wife to the right, mother
in the middle. Ready."
I'lrture Wrl lilvea.
Then came the warning about the
"Left of that I find another picture
taken at night by a flashlight a clever
Idea of mine. When it is flashed, have
an instrument attached to the table of
mine. The picture is ot one who calls
himself the Nameless One horrible:
Don't look at It too long, but only In
short spells. You will see why it is
horrible. Is It too fast?"
"No," replied Hyslop.
"Ready? The cat'tlily persons writing
caused me all the trouble. It saps iny
forces, keeps me away from objects.
Publish that paper, but don't give the
answer. Cross it out."
'The boy medium conveyed at the
same time other, messages from Pro
fessor James. One was;
'Dear Hyslop Write a paper against
woman suffrage. It Is my desire that
you do this. Your W. W. S. and B. W.
p. s. Don't let your wife see It."
Throughout various seances tha
(Concluded oo rage -