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VOL. JMI- "0. 1C383.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY. JANUARY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ROYAL -MAIL SENDS
30 Day Sailings
MAY 7 COMMENCEMENT DATE
ACTION IN SENATE
THKEE LEADING INSURGENTS
Monmouthshire, of 8000 Tons,
to Inaugurate Service.
GERMAN BOATS MAY COME
TMWcnlty Experienced In Obtaining
Carriers for Over-Ocean Traffic
and Iarge Offerings Are
SEATTLE. Wash., Jan. 29. (Special.)
Frank Waterhouse. president of the
hipping firm of Waterhouse & Co., to
day announced that the Royal Mall
Steam Packet Line, the most powerful
steamship corporation in the world, ha
completed plans for sending the ves
sels of Its fleet to Seattle, Portland and
North Faeitlc ports.
Mr. Waterhouse today received a ca
blegram from London declaring that it
had been definitely decided to inaugu
rate monthly sailings from Europe via
the Suei Canal and the Orient to Seat
tle, Victoria, Vancouver and Portland.
The new service will be in direct
competition with the Blue Funnel line,
for which Dodwell & Co.. Limited, are
the agents on the Pacific Coast.
Bine Funnel Route ( faorn.
The vessels of the Blue Funnel line,
after leaving; Liverpool and ports in
Europe, call at Singapore, Manila,
Hongkong, Kobe, Yokohama, Victoria,
Vancouver and Seattle and the same
route will be followed by the Royal
Mail Steam Packet Line's vessels.
The new service will be inaugurated
by the British steamship Monmouth
shire, which will sail from London on
May 7 for Seattle and North Pacific
ports via the Sues Canal and the
The Monmouthshire is a vessel of
8000 gross tons burden. She is 400 feet
long, 62 feet beam and bas a depth of
20.1 feet. She was built by the Sun
derland Shipbuilding Company, Lim
ited, in 1902.
She will leave London with cargo for
the Orient and North Pacific ports and
will load return cargo at Seattle, Vic
toria, Vancouver and Portland.
Salllnsa Will Be 30 Days Apart.
Mr. Waterhouse said that he had not j
been informed as to what vessel would
follow the Monmouthshire In the new
service, but that It had been detinitely
decided to dispatch a Royal Mail Packet
liner from London every SO days.
f ran Waterhouse & Co.. general
agents for the Bank Line, Limited, and
managing owners of the Tatoma-Van-couver
Steamship Company, will act as
agents for the Royal Mail Packet Line
at Seattle and other North Pacific
In the announcement that the Ham-
burg-Amcrlcsn Line would send their
vessels to the North Pacitle it was
statrd that tney would go to Portland
and pnrt Sound If sufficient cargo
Announcement Is Definite.
Tiie announcement of the Royal Mall
Packet Line contains no proviso, offl
ceis of the company stating definitely
that I'ugtit Sound cities are to be In
rludid In its ports of call. The steam
ship t-ithonia. of the Hamburg-American
Line, which will Inaugurate the
service to Portland and the North Ta
ctile, will sail'lrom Hamburg February
S and will be the first vessel of the
new service planned by the several
con.panles t reach Portland and the
Waterhouse & Co. has been having
great difficulty in obtaining steam
ships to care for the enormous over
ocean traffic offering on the North
Pacific and has found the market bare
of carriers. Blsr shipments for the
Orient have been refused on account
of the scarcity of vessels and the new
line will thus relieve the congestion.
Portland to Be Trrniln ' ,
Mr. Waterhouse said: "It la abso
lutely certatn that 4he Royal Mall
Steamship Packet line has established
a service from Europe to the North
Pacific Coast of the United States and
that the porta of call will be Van
couver, B. C.. Seattle and Portland.
'The Tessels will discharge at Vic
toria. Vancouver and Seattle, and then
go to Portland, returning again to load
at Seattle and Vancouver. This is my
understanding of the matter. I have
been working to land this line for
months, and had intended watting for
further particulars ore making the
announcement. tu i see that the story
has got out."
Mr. WaterhoiisefHd he did not know
of any Improvements to dock facilities
at Portland or Settle contemplated as
a result of tie new service. :
NO SUBSIDIES AKE SOUGHT
In New Service Shipper See Compe-
-. tllion Betueen Premier Lines.
The declslbi) of ilie Royal Mall Steam
Packet Company to send Its vessels
regularly to this Coast and to Portland
U the result" of a visit made here last
year- by K. X M. N&sn. of London, who
was a special representative of that
rompany to examine the possibilities
f r prospective business and no matter
(Concluded on pace S.
Motion for Executive Session Lost by
Tic Vole Chance of Forcing
Appointments Seems Slim.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. The second
Eifirmuh hotween Reoubllcans and
Democrats of the Senate over Presi
dent Taffs appointments resulted to
day In defeat of the Republicans. As
a result the Republican leaders had less
confidence tonight in their ability to
break up the Democratic opposition
and to force action upon some of the
hundreds of pending appointments.
A motion for an executive session,
made early In the-day by Senator Cul
lom. was lost on a tie vote, 31 to 31
Th Democrats drew to their aid Sena
tors Brlstow and La Follette, Repub
licans, and Polndexter, Progressive.
Alter a thorough canvass of the Senate
later. Republican leaders could see
little chance of breaking the deadlock
as absent members were equally di
vided between the two parties.
It is expected that another effort
will be made Friday by the Republi
cans to take up consideration of the
Tart appointments. The Democratic
forces are prepared to continue the
filibuster, even should the Republicans
secure enough votes to force tne Sen
ate into executive session.
POTATOES ARE IN DEMAND
California Makes Run on Oregon
Product but Cars Are Scarce.
California is demanding Oregon po
tatoes In such quantities that a serious
shortage of refrigerator cars is threat
Although the price is not particular
ly flattering to the growers, the po
tato movement now Is heavier aim
steadier than It has been at any time
since the crop was harvested.
The territory tributary to the Mount
Hood line of the Fortland. Railway,
Light & Power Company, has been
growing a lot of potatoes in the last
few years and most of those proaucea
last vear have not been marketed.
California buyers recently secured the
bulk of those that were left and tne
farmers now are seeking to move them,
hut it Is hard to get refrigerator cars.
Cars have been In demand the last
few weeks on the O.-W. R. & N. mam
line on account of the heavy move
ment of fruit from Hood River and
other apple-growing districts to New
York and other Eastern points.
An effort now is being made to pro
vide the points that are in need of
cars with a sufficient number to sup
ply immediate demands..
DOGS TO SEE INAUGURAL
Qualified M. F. H. Guarantees Be
havior of Keen-Nosed Canines.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. Dogs of
high degree are to participate in fes
tivities attendant upon the induction
Into office of President Woodrow Wil
son and will march In the inaugural
"Finely - bred, splendidly - trained,
keen-nosed fox. hounds are going to
have a section of the parade all their
own." says an announcement from the
inaugural committee In heralding this
monagerlal : feature of the coming
"The finest pack of hounds In all
the world." Is the description given to
the canine itroup, which Dr. Lester
Jones, of Culpeper. Vn, is assembling
to lope ahead of a mounted brass band
that will escort h-jnt club riders from
the President - elect's native state In
the civil section of the parade.
Dr. Jones declared the hounds would
be so well trained that they would
"stick to the middle of the road" and
not scatter all over the line of march.
A competent M. F. IL will serve as
grand marshal to the canine corps.
60-DAY SESSION ASKED
Multnomah Lawmaker Also Wants
$10 a Day as Pay.
STATJ: CAriTOL Salom, Or., Jan. 29.
ISseclal.) Members of the Legisla
ture fill receive salaries not in excess
of $1 a day and the Legislature may
fcmve a SO-oav session if a resolution
introduced in the House today by Rep
resentative Lawrence, of Multnomah.
safely travels the long road through
both houses and the constitution
amendment for which It provides is
approved by the people at the general
election in 1914.
That a 60-day session is contem
plated la Indicated by the fact that tiie
resolution provides that members stall
not draw more than $400 for any one
session. The Speaker of the House
and the President of the Senate are to I
receive half again as much as the
members. One Senator and two Rep
resentatives are to be appointed to pre
pare ara!?ents for the amendment for
publication in the voters pamphlet.
6-YEAR TERM UP TODAY
Sena to to Take Final Action on Con
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Final action
on the resolution for a six-year Presi
dential term to be submitted as a con
stitutional amendment to the states I
will be taken in the Senate before ad
journment tomorrow. Tho Works res
olution, which has bevn pending for
several months, has been made a spe
cial order of business.
It is believed the measure wilt have!
a strons majority in its favor. Tiie I
proposed amendment, if ratified by I
three-fourths of the Btates. woultl be
come effective after the end of Frcsl-1
dent Wilson's present term.
, SAYS TUFT
CLARK DECLINES TO DEBATE
"NIGHTIES" TO BE
PUT ON TREES
CITRUS CROP TO BE PROTECT
ED FROM FROST THIS TEAR
Platform He Didn't Make Is
Guide of Speaker.
STANDING POLICY ON TRIAL
Taft Says Democrats Must Investi
gate He Tore Taking Irretrivable
Step That Will Humil
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. President
Taft, In his farewell speech to the Ohio
Society of Washington tonight, vig
orously attacked the bill now pending
in Congress proposing autonomy and
independence in eight years for the
"Is it possible," asked the President,
that the Democratic party is going
to Teverse ' the policy that has vindi
cated Itself by 10 years' experience
merely for the purpose of conforming
to the cobwebbed planks of forgotten
platforms? Will they not, before they
take such an irretrievable step, obtain
reliable information as to the condi
tions that obtain in the Islands? This
issue has been relegated to the limbo
of free silver or the narrow doctrine
of state's rights. Those who continue
to give out their lucubrations on the
Philippines are now less than those
who expect to attend the next inau
Clark Declines Debate.
Speaker Clark, who followed the
President, declined to debate with him
the Democratic policy of independence
tor the Philippines.
T am not going to debate the- ques
tion of Philippine Independence with
President Taft," said Mr. Clark. . "I
tiave no inclination to make a Philip
pine speech and I'm not going to.
either. I wish we were out of theTe
in as good shape as we were when we
went in. But, according to the Demo
cratic platform which I didn't make
we are committed to a policy. I be
lieve that when a man gets office on
a platform he should live up religiously
to the planks that are in that plat
Hands of Time Turned Bark.
President Taft began his address
with a eulogy of President McKinley.
From praise of McKinley he 'turned to
the Philippines and said in part:
After three Administrations and
(Concluded on Pas. 2.
Growers Impressed With. Idea Which
Is Said to Be Much Cheaper
Than Smudging Process.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29. (Special.)
Nightgowns for orange and lemon
trees. This Is the idea of W. B. Ames,
of San Dimas, to protect the citrus
crops from a revisitation of such frosts
as that which made a heavy Inroad on
fniifnr-Tila' colden cron- this year. He
DlanB to send his trees to bed every
night between November 15 and Jan-
imrv ao with their "nighties.
Seriously Ames" proposition has made
n iaen Impression on the minds of
many citrus growers who heard of it.
He revealed his scheme at a dinner at
his home last night at which several
citrus erowers were his guests.
T never will be caught by the frost
asraln." said Ames. "I am going to
have tents, you might call them by
that name In lieu of another, built to
nt r mv trees. There will be
vent in the top which can be enlarged
n closed at will. In the daytime tney
can be raised to the top of the tree by
drawing strings and easily dropped
rinwri when we get a irost signal.
"In case the temperature gets too
low a lantern under the tent will keep
the tree warm.
The nrocess will be cheaper than
smudging, the crop would never freeze
and you can go to bed every night
and know that your crop will be tnere
when you wake up in the morning."
BOND ISSUEJO BE TALKED
Plans for BeautLfjlns City to Be
Discussed by Boards.
A meeting of the municipal park
board and a committee from the
Greater Fortland Plans Association
will be held In the Mayor's committee
room in the City Hall tomorrow at 2
p. sr. to consider plans for park and
boulevard extension in accordance with
the plans of the association.
The park board is planning to re
submit to the people the proposition
of a J2.000.000 bond issue, which the
Portland Plans Association refused to
support in the past owing to Inability
to reach an agreement with the board
upon the park policy of the future.
This matter will be the principal topic
of discussion at the meeting tomorrow
and it is thought that an agreement
may be reached.
SLJcLS NEAR CAPITAL
Ambassador Wilson Reports Oily
Dark When Enemy Cuts Wires.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. Rebel' ac
tivities continue without abatement
within 15 miles of Mexico City, accord
ing to advices received at the State
Department today from Ambassador
Mr. Wilson said the city was plunged
into darkness and streetcar traffic was
at a standstill Monday night, when the
rebels cut the electric power wires.
Hope Centered on Tak
FAILURE ONLY "INTERLUDE"
Protocol Signed for Negotia
tions With Roumania.
SOLIDARITY IS PROVED
Foes of Turks Do Xot Waver in De
votion to Common Cause, and
Arrange for Settlement of
VIEXXA. Jan. 2ft. A dispatch from
Sofia aayss "In accordance with the
decision of the government, army head
quarters have been ordered to termi
nate the armistice tomorrow.''
LONDON, Jan. 297-The. Balkan peace
negotiations, which reached a deadlock
over the. cession of Adrianople on
January 6, finally were broken today
by a note which the plenipotentiaries
of the Balkan allies presented to Re
chad Pasha, head of the Turkish dele
gation. Notwithstanding this rupture, there
still are optimists in the diplomatic
world who hope a resumption of the
war yet may be averted, either through
fresh proposals that Turkey is reported
to be Including in the note she will
deliver to the powers tomorrow, or
through the fall of Adrianople before
activities can bo begun again at the
Allies Fear Young Turks.
A majority of the Balkan delegates
refuse to admit the likelihood of either
contingency, believing that the life of
the young Turk government depends
upon the resumption of the war, even
though the allies should be willing to
postpone the conflict. They are of
the opinion that the present failure
of diplomacy, at the worst, only Is an
Interlude, however, for they will leave
four representatives In London to un
dertake the settlement anew.
Rechad Pasha, after reviewing the
"The consequences may be of the
gravest nature. The responsibility lies
not alone with the allies, but with the
powers, who encouraged the Balkan
states and have shown no fairness to
ward Turkey, although before the war
they had proclaimed solemnly the
principle of the unchangeabllity of the
statu quo." ,
Adrianople to Be Bombarded.
The plan of the allied government.
DELEGATE IX ROBES OF WHITE
MAKES OTHERS UXEASY.
Tramps Declare if Ridicule Is Not
Abandoned Newspaper Men Will
Be Excluded From Sessions.
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 29. The annual
National Hobo Convention was opened
here today and the first session was
devoted almost entirely to speeches de
nunciatory of present-day conditions
The proceedings were brought to
sudden halt and the rather noisy hall
silenced this afternoon by the appear
ance of "Jesus" Wesley, who said he
was a member of the "Brotherhood of
Christ," and that he came from Heaven
He was garbed In a long, flowing robe
of white and his hair dangled over his
The delegates were visibly uneasy.
but invited Wesley to speak. His ad
dress was devoted chiefly to an invi
tation to Join his brotherhood.
President Jeff Davis Issued a "proc
lamatlon" today In which he said if
local newspapers did not cease ridi
culing the convention he would exclude
press representatives from the conven
Davis and H. H. Woodward, National
organizer, gave out statements in which
they denounce the alleged attempt of
James Eads Howe, the St. Louis hobo
leader, "to conduct the affairs of the
association in a manner that would
place the organization before the pub'
lie as one upholding Socialism and op
posed to the Catholic religion,"
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MILITIA IN STRIKE DECRIED
Spanish War Veterans Against 1's.inj
Guards in Labor Riots.
TACOMA, Wash, Jan. 29. (Special.)
United Spanish War Veterans went
on record last night at the annual
banquet of John R. Thompson Camp
against employment of the militia for
suppression of strike disturbances.
That the Army and Navy, both Federal
and state, should be used only for the
defense of the country was the con
sensus of opinion.
The veterans believe much of the
labor union hostility towards the Boy
Scouts is due to the use of the militia
in putting down strikes.
"We believe a large number of young
men would Join the militia were it not
for the possibility of them being sent
on strike duty," said C. E. Keagy to
"We are hot In favor of making the
United States a military country, like
the European powers.- All we want Is
sufficient soldiers to protect the United
States from foreign foes.
"We believe a greater number of
employers would be In favor of having
their young men Join the militia if
they were not afraid of antagonizing
the labor unions."
70 COME FROM OKLAHOMA
Large Delegation From Southern
State Will Settle in Oregon.
A colony of 70 residents of Oklahoma
will settle on homestead land in Cen
tral Oregon this year.
The advance guard of the settlers ar
rived at Bend a few days ago. They
have proceeded into the Interior to
select suitable acreage for the other
members of the party, who will follow
them with the flrst favorable weather
in the Spring.
Agents for the various railroads op
erating Into Central Oregon report that
more Inquiries come from Oklahoma
than from any other state In the Union.
It is probable that several hundred
settlers will come from that state to
Oregon this year.
The party represented by the men
who arrived at Bend this week will be
recruited from the vicinity of Mus
kogee. Agents for the Great Northern
Railway met them at Bend and con
ducted them to the nearest homestead
MILLER MAY BE NEW HEAD
Sliltraukee Offers Presidency to
The presidency of the Milwaukee
system has been offered to Darius
Miller, president of the Burlington
Railroad according to local reports
and it is considered probable that he
The plan of the Milwaukee directors
Is understood to contemplate the ad
vancement of A. J. Barling, president.
to the office of chairman of the board
to succeed the late Roswell Miller, who
Idled about a month ago. Darius Miller,
as president of the Milwaukee, would
be expected to pursue an aggressive
policy and to give particular attention
to developing the territory recently
opened by the extension of the system
to the Pacific Coast.
Mr. Miller is one of the youngest
"railroad presidents in the country
beins less than B0 years old, and is
extremely popular. He started his ca
reer a a telegraph operator on the
Michigan Central. He visited Portland
I a few months ago.
AT 100 YEARS
Historic Pioneer Ends
Long Span of Life.
CENTURY MARK WELL PASSED
Co-Founder of Brownsville.
Or., Victim of Illness.
PLAINS CROSSED IN 1846
ABUSE BY PHONE ILLEGAL
Judge Fines Woman for Disorderly
Conduct for Talk From Afar.
CHICAGO. Jan. 29. "If you abuse
I persons over the phone, you are just as
guilty of disorderly conduct as you
would be If you talked to them face
to face," was the ruling made today
by Municipal Judge Sabbath In fining
Mrs. Dagmar Johnson for remarks
made to Mrs- Minnie Brooks.
"You are a Jealous- woman, sai tne
I court, "and yonr abuse or Mrs. isrooas
was as flagrant as if you had gone to
her home and called her all the names
In the dictionary."
Veteran of Indian Wars in Rogue
River Valley and Organizer of
Oregon Volunteers Also Was
Member of Legislature.
BROWNSVILLE, Or., Jan. 29. (Spe
cial.) In the death of' Captain James
Blakely, 100 'years and 2 months old,
here touight at 6:45 o'clock Oregon
lost an historic pioneer. Captain
Blakely has long been considered the
oldest pioneer of the state. His span
of life stretched from the close of the
second war with England in 1812.
Captain Blakely's death came aftor
an illness of several months, although
for a time his recovery seemed so
promising that November 26 he sat at
the head of the family table and took
part in a celebration in honor of his
100th birthday. ' Five generations, in
cluding himself, were present at the
dinner and in the evening Brownsville
citizens gave a celebration In the tab
ernacle in his honor.
Plains Crossed In 1S46.
Captain Blakely was born In Lynes
County, Tennessee, November 26, 1812,
and received his education there. In
1838 he moved with his family to Mis
souri, where he lived until April 4,
1816. In that year he started for Ore
gon, arriving at the place which 1b now
Brownsville October 9 of that year.
With his uncle, Hugh L. Brown, after
whom Brownsville later was named, he
took up a donation claim and started
Brownsville in 1S55. He became with
his uncle a member of one of the lead
ing mercantile establishments of that
To Captain Blakely fell honorl In
war, as in statesmanship and lof-al
affairs. Ho assisted in organizing
Company E, Oregon Volunteers, in
March, 1856, and was elected Captain.
He organized his neighbors later for
a three months war with the Rogue
River Indians and returned home July
4 with the "Declaration of Independ
ence from Indian Troubles." As a
member from Linn County to tho Ore
gon Legislature during the session in
which Senator Mitchell was elected to
the United States the first time. Cap
tain Blakely distinguished himself. He
had been a lifelong Democrat and was
always active in state affairs and in
local undertakings. He had been a
member of the .First Presbyterian
Church here since its organization.
Ten Children Are Raised.
Ten children were born to the mar
riage with Mrs. Sarah Die in Ten
nessee In 1833. They arc: Mrs. Ellen
Montgomery, Crook County; Mrs. Cath
erine Lewis, Portland: Mrs. Margaret
Smith, Parrot, Mont.; J. M. Blakely.
Joseph, Or.; George C. Blakely, The
Dalles; J. A. and William Blakely. of
Pendleton; Mrs. Harriett Cooley, Mrs,
Sarah McFarland and Henry Blakely,
At the celebration November 26 the
five generations present included Cap
tain Blakely, his daughter, Mrs. Cath
erine Lewis, of Portland; her son.
Minor Lewis; his daughter, Mrs. Mason
Wittenberg, and her baby daughter
Alice. At this dinner sugar tongs
which have been in the family 73
years were used and a monster birth
day cake, holding 100 lighted candles,
was on the table. Up to his death Cap
tain Blakely's brain was active and he
took an enthusiastic interest in cur
The funeral arrangements will be
GENERAL MAUS -RETURNS
Department Commander Back From
Trip to Washington, D. C.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash.,
Jan. 29. (Special.) Major - General
Marlon P. Maus, commander of the De
partment of the Columbia, returned
tills evening from an extended visit to
Washington and other Eastern points.
General Maus was called to Washing
ton to confer regarding Department
questions. Mrs. Maus did not accom
pany him back to Vancouver Barracks
but will rejoin him here later. The ill
ness of her mother caused Mrs. Maus to
delay her homecoming.
EDUCATOR ADVISES ROD
ImprCTcment of Xew York Schools
Predicted as Result.
NEW YORK, Jan. 29. An Instrument
that would improve the New York pub
lic schools, says Professor Frank M.
McMurray, of the Columbia Teachers
College, Is the rod.
Professor McMurray urged the adop
tion of corporal punishment, which 1
forbidden now, in bis report to the
committee which has been making a
searching investigation of the school