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RAILROADS IS CUT
Central Pacific Is Sold
JOINT AGENCIES ABOLISHED
Officials Holding Place With
Both Lines Resign One Post.
LOVETT GIVES STATEMENT
rnion Pacific Bays Central Pacific
for $80,000,000 In Stock,
T- $18,000,000 In Cash ana
$6,000,000 In Bonds.
aEW YORK. Jan. SI. (Special.)
Robert S. Lovett. chairman of the Union
pacific executive committee. Issued a
statement today announcing discon
tinuance of all traffic department rep
resentation heretofore Joint with the
j5outhern Pacific Company.
Under the plan for dissolving the
f" lergrer of the Union and Southern Pa
ifio roads, the main line of the Cen
ral Pacific Is sold to the Union Pa
cific for 1102.000.000. Mr. Lovett's
"The operating organisation of the
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific in
the West were separated a year ago
last October, from the president down.
TThe only joint offices and officials left
after that reorganization and at the
lime of the decision of the Supreme
court in December were the directors,
chairman of the executive committee.
jthe directors of maintenance and traf
iflc and other officers located in New
. .'York and the commercial and sollclt
I Directors Resign at Once.
"When the Attorney-General's po
sition respecting the disposition of the
"Central " pacific was imiv known,
thereby showing a possible conflict of
Interest with respect to that property,
' the chalrmanarid directors of the Union
pacific Informed him that of course
they could not act further for the
Southern Pacific and immediately re
signed from the Southern Pacific so
;that the latter board could be com
posed of directors not interested in the
? "This occurred on the 13th Instant.
Today the remaining Joint officers In
New Tork resigned from one system
or the other and circulars changing the
joint agencies and appointing separate
commercial agents were Issued, taking
effect tomorrow, thus completing the
elimination of all joint officers and
agents. Many of the official positions
vacated have not been filled as yet,
the duties thereof devolving temporari
ly upon other officers."
Xew Officers Appointed.
At a meeting of the Southern Pacific
directors the following officers were
j F. W. MahL director of purchases, to
succeed W. V. S. Thorne; A. D. JIc
yDonald, deputy controller, to succeed
yC. B. Soger; T. O. Edwards, auditor at
'San Francisco, to succeed A. D. Mc
j Donald, and Hugh N'cill. clerk and see
t rctary. to succeed Alexander Millar.
? ' The resignation of William Kocke-
feller as director and member of the
. executive committee was accepted, but
' the vacancy was not filled.
The plan for the divorce of the Union
."Pacific and Southern Pacific, to which
Attorney - General Wlckersham has
agreed. In addition to providing for
the sale of the main line of the Cen
tral Paclfio to the Union Pacific In ex
change for 180,000,000 Southern Pacific
stock, between fl6.000.000 and $13,000.-
In cash and 16.000,000 in bonds of
Southern Pacific subsidiary, also
prorldes for tho sale of $46,000,000 of
Southern Pacific stock, which will re-
ii in the Union Pacific's treasury
nlon Pacific stockholders at 97
II bIob Pacific Has Jfew Money.
4a distribution of this stock to
Pacifio stockholders will be
frwrltten, but the sale in effect
give Union Pacific approximately
$400.O00 in new money, which will
tflnnce its requirements for some time
1 Eome of the Southern Pacific inter
est are objecting to this plan on the
ground that the disposition of $80,
(0,000 Southern Pacific stock received
In part payment for Central Pacific
will be a difficult matter. In view of
the fact that the Union Pacific proposes
to offer 460,000 shares for subscrip
tion. It Is believed that the plan as
substantially outlined will be put
through nevertheless. A Southern Pa
cific interest says that this pro-
"pbsed dissolution plan will not af
ct the standing of Southern Pacific-Central
Pacifio collateral trust
onds, or any of the Central Pacific's
bonds. The Union Pacific probably will
be allowed to assume part of the obli
gations In connection with these bonds,
paying from its earnings its. propor-
. tionate chare of their Interest and
principal, as agreed upon beforehand.
The Southern Pacific's guarantee of
Central Pacific's bonds will, of course.
told In case of any default on the part
CAR IS HELD UP
CONDUCTOR POKWICK IS RE
LIEVED OF $7 OR$8.
tone Man Boards Car at 120 This
3 lorn In?, Ttohs Occupants,
and Makes Getaway.
A lone highwayman held up a Port
land Heights car on the loop at Coun--eil
Crest this morning at 12:20 o'clock
and made away with about $8, all the
loose change in one pocket of Con
ductor G. P. Daniel.
The highwayman boarded the car
while the conductor was throwing the
derailing - switch. The conductor
alighted from the front of the car and
the robber boarded the rear end.
The robber was speedy In his work
when Daniels boarded the car and lev
eled the gun at Daniel's head, went
throueh one pocket and. then Jumped
and disappeared in the darkness.
The robbery was practically executed
before Motorman Porwick knew what
The robber wore a black overcoat
and black slouch hat. He was an ordinary-sized
man and apparently a
novice at his craft.
There were no passengers on the.car,
as it was Just starting on its return
trip to the city. The scene of the rob
bery was in a dark place.
CURRENCY T0J3E CHANGED
Notes Will Be One-Third Smaller
and Bear Fipure of Plenty.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. Prepara
tions for completely changing the de
signs of all United States currency and
reducing the size of paper money by
one-third practically were finished to
day by the Treasury Department.
The design for the back of the notes,
created by Kenyon Cox, of New Tork,
was submitted to Secretary MacVeagh.
who accepted it upon condition that
it is approved by the Fine Arts Com
mission. 'Simple and artistic" Is the Treas
ury Department's characterization of
the design, which consists of allegor
ical figures representing "America,"
"Peace." "Plenty," "Labor" and "Com
merce." The Treasury practically has
finished a design for the face of the
notes. A vignette of Washington will
adorn the face of the $1 note. The por
traits for other notes have not been
LUMBERMAN DIES AT SEA
Louis Bossert Expires on Last Lap
of Voyage Around World.
NEW TORK, Jan. SI. (Special.) A
wireless message received at the Hotel
Bossert brought word of the sudden
death of Louis Bossert, owner and
guilder of the hotel and founder of the
Brooklyn lumber firm of Louis Bossert
& Sons, one of the largest concerns of
the kind in the country.
. Bossert died aboard the steamship
Cleveland, upon which he was com
pleting the last lap of a four months'
tour around the world. The Cleveland
is due In, San Francisco tomorrow night.
Charles V. Bossert, the youngest son
of the lumber king, left for San Fran
cisco, ANTI-GUN. BILL DRASTIC
California Measure Would Make
Carrying Hidden Weapon Felony.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 81. (Special.)
One of the most severe bills introduced
at this session of the Legislature to
eliminate the "gun-carrying" evil has
been introduced by Assemblyman Am
brose of Los Angeles. "
Ambrose would make It a felony to
not only carry a revolver concealed
about the person, but to carry either a
black jack, billy, or similar Instru
ment, or a pair of brass knuckles. The
carrying of a razor or dirk, concealed,
Is also made a felony. The carrying 'of
any firearm, such as a shotgun or a
rifle, in any public place by a person
not a citizen of the country is made
a felony also.
WOMEN DECLARE FOR VOTE
Of 738 In Grtnnell, la., Only 75
Are Against Suffrage.
GRLXNELL, la., Jan. 31. Grlnnell's
women. In a special election today,
voted overwhelmingly for woman suf
frage. Of 738 women who-visited the
polls, 663 were in favor of suffrage
and 75 were not.
Upon the Becond question, whether
they would vote if the right were giv
en them. 659 declared that they would,
while 40 declared against participa
tion. It is estimated that 80 per cent of
the women of Grinnell voted. The to
tal male vote for Governor at the last
election was 945.
PRISONERS GIVE CUTICLE
Government Physician Solicits Three
Square Feet of Skill.
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 31. Dr. E. H.
Garrett, Government physician here.
entered upon the unique task today of
soliciting three square feet of cuticle
from Inmates of the City and County
Jails to aid a patient severely burned
in a recent fire.
"I went to the Jails for volunteers,"
explained Dr. Garrett, "because I knew
I would find fellows there who would
have nothing to do for the next 60 or 90
days bnt get well after I appropriated
some of their skin."
BRINGS CLOSE VOTE
Amendment Beaten by
35 to 32
SENATE PROVES OBSTINATE
Amendments to Six-Year Term
Bill All Voted Down.
DECISION IS DUE TODAY
Crawford, Who Espouses Roosevelt,
v Says Bill Would Prevent People
From Calling In "Man or
Hour" in Crisis.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. The Senate
defeated today every attempt to amend
the Works single-year Presidential
term resolution. When a recess was
taken tonight It appeared certain that
a final vote on the proposed constitu
tional amendment would be reached
tomorrow, and its opponents were mus
tering all possible strength to defeat it
As the measure emerged from the
day's fight in the Senate -it still pro
vides for one term of six years for
the chief executive, and makes Ineli
gible to re-election any person who in
the past has held the office by election
or by succession.
Direct Vote Narrowly Beaten.
The closest votes of the day came on
Senator Owen's amendment for a direct
popular vote on President and Vice
President, defeated 35 to 32. and Sena
tor Paynter's amendment to lengthen
to six yeara the term of the President
who might be In office when the con
stitutional amendment finally was rati
fied. This was defeated 36 to 30.
Proposals for two four-year terms
and one four-year term, suggestions to
modify the resolution so it will not
affect Taft, Wilson or Boosevelt, and
amendments to make it apply only to
Presidents elected after Its ratification
were all defeated by large majorities.
"Hoosevelf Men Oppose.
Progressives and Republicans who
declared themselves friendly to Colonel
Roosevelt again led a fight against the
entire resolution. The Progressives de
clared it was against American gov
ernmental principles to limit the right
of the people to choose a President.
Senator Crawford insisted it was aimed
at Colonel Roosevelt.
"We are asking the American people
to foreclose themselves from the right
to call into their service the man of
the hour during a crisis uponwhich
the very destiny of the Republic may
be hanging," declared Senator Craw
ford. "We have no fear of a despot."
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9 oRgG M-- :-
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 4J
degrees: minimum, 37 decrees.
"TODAY'S Fair, probably followed by rain;
winds mostly southerly.
Fight on State Printer la opened in Legis
lature. - -Page 1.
Farmers to benefit If Washington Legisla
ture passes crop aid bill. Page 3.
Senate passes Barrett road bill and Joint con
ference with view ot compromise likely
West says he cares not what House does and
House reciprocates on veto problem.
Call for appropriations In legislative bills
has light week. Page 8.'.
Lloyd-George says government will attempt
to solve land problem. Page 2.
Balkan enemies preparing to renew war.
French Deputies express confidence In gov
ernment in De Clam incident. Page 4.
Chamberlain thinks Oregon appointments
have slim chance of confirmation. Page 1.
Senate defeats direct election amendment, 35
to 32. Page L
Joint agencies on Union and Southern Pa
cific discontinued. Page 1.
New York Stock Exchange opposes law com
pelling It to incorporate. Page 2.
W. B. Ayer, of Baker, one of many to find
bride on trip around world. - Page 3.
Mrs. Clara B. Colby, of Portland, urge suf
frage amendment before Congress com
mittee. Page S.
More than 1000 Princeton students to attend
Governor Wilson on Journey to Capital.
Thorpe accepts New York National contract.
San -Mateo and Santa Rosa bid for Coirs
training camp. Page 14.
"Freeze" eliminated from amateur billiards.
West Coast lumbermen take action to force
raising of California embargo. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Renewed Inquiry for Oregon hops. Page 15.
Wheat higher at Chicago on 'cold wave re
ports. Page 15.
Rise in American can stocks brought to end.
Trade In first month of year is large.
Wheat shipments for January among largest
on record. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Greater Flans Association and Park Board
agree on $;,000,000 bond Issue. Page 11.
Naval inquiry testimony causes amusement.
Prediction made that Portland will gain by
-dissolution of Harriman merger. Page 10.
District Attorney Evans proposes bill to re
form Judicial procedure. Page .
Scottish Rite "at home" proves social suc
cess. t'Page 7.
January trade statistics Indicate great busi
ness year. Page 1.
Portland Heights car held up; rdbher gets
conductor's coin; Page 1.
TWO WARSHIPS FAVORED
Canvass of Congress Shows Senti
ment for Appropriation.
WASHINGTON. Jan., 31. On behalf
of his state's delegation In Congress,
Representative Stephen '. B. Ayres, of
New York, has Just completed a can
vass of the Democratic members of
the House to ascertain their attitude
regarding appropriations for tho con
struction of battleshipjg this year.
His-canvass, Mr. Ayres declared to
night, showed that more than half of
the Democratic members favored the
authorization of two battleships at this
The two-battleship advocates were
pleased tonight over the showing made
In the canvass and the belief is ex
pressed that tho naval appropriation
bill, which may be reported next week,
will include provision for two war
slfips. GOT HIM GOING.
PRINTER IS STARTED
HARRIS NOW IN BACKGROUND
Expert Gets Advice From His
Friends as to His Activity.
2 DOCUMENTS IDENTICAL
Trouble to Commence When Meas
ures Reach Committee Eaton
Chairman of House Body,
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or, Jan. 31.
(Special.) The expected State Print
er fight opened In the Legislature to
day. Only tho skirmish line was
thrown out, but that it will be a fight
was Indicated by the appearance of
three bills, two of them identical, but
these two diametrically opposed to the
third. One of the bills Is apparently
from the office of the Governor. The
third. Introduced by Abbott, is to re
peal merely the flat salary law of 1911.
which Is due to become effective in
1915 if not repealed.
The other two provide that the Gov
ernor. Secretary of State and State
Treasurer shall control the State Prlnl
lng office and that the State Printer
shall be appointed by the board at a
salary of $1800 a year and nit inter-
than December 15, 1914; also they pro
vide that tho board shall draw up
rules and regulations governing the
state printing. Otherwise all of the
sections of the 1911 flat salary law
are repealed in these bills.
Gill introduced one of the printing
board bills and Smith the other. These
two bills may be considered as one, as
they are Identical.
Long-Expected War Here.
Coming as they did on the same af
ternoon and being directly opposite In
their nature, it indicates that the long
expected fight is here.
Next week they will get Into com
mtttee and then the trouble will com
mence. Eaton, chairman of the House
printing committee, evidently favors
Dunlwa which means favoring the
repeal of the flat salary law. Miller,
chairman of the Senate printing com
mittee, as a friend of Governor West
is opposed to Dunlway, ' which will
mean that he is opposed to repealing
the flat salary law and will be in favor
of the Gill or Smith bill, whichever
Dunlway has been arming his forces
for the contest since the Legislature
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CHAMRKRLAIX THIXKS DEMO
CRATS WILL HOLD OOT.
Personal Attitude Slakes Xo Differ
ence So Long as Caucus of
Party Stands Firm.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. (Special.)
Senator Chamberlain today "expressed
the opinion that none of the Oregon
nominations now pending before the
Senate would be confirmed, because of
the position taken by the Democratic
caucus. He believes the Democrats will
not retreat from their present position,
but that they will hold out until March
4, and make no exceptions.
As long as this situation continues,
Senator Chamberlain's personal atti
tude towards Individuals-appointees
makes no difference, but he said that
If he could have his way he probably
would consent to the confirmation of
most. If not alL of the appointments
made at the time the terms of the In
cumbents expired, but that he would be
disposed to object to all delayed ap
pointments, where In his judgment the
delay was xor political reasons and was
arbitrarily ordered by President Taft.
LONG SLEEPS ODD MALADY
Woman Living Near Junction City
Takes Nap of 73 Hours.
JUNCTION1 CITY, Or, Jan. St. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. J. H. Bowman, whose home
is 15 miles west of this place, returned
to her home last evening after pass
ing ten days in this city under a physl
Commencing three weeks ago Mrs.
Bowman was stricken with a peculiar
malady. She would go to sleep and
sleep from one to two days. During
these sleeping spells It was impossible
for the Immediate members of the
family to awaken her. Her longest
sleep lasted three days, or 72 hours.
During the time that she was asleep
there was a constant jerking and
twitching of the muscles. Some of the
time she would go two or three days
without eating anything, and at other
times she would awaken and eat
hearty meal and then immediately go
into another long sleep. After her
longest sleep of 72 hours Dr. D. F.
Parks, of this city, was called and it
was only after working for half an
hour that be was able to awaken her.
Her state of health Is greatly lm
proved and she is now able to sleep
DEPOSIT B0XH0LDS LOOT
Stolen Stocks, Bonds . and Gems
Found After Thieves Are Killed.
NEW YORK, Jan. 3L Valuables
worth many thousands of dollars loot
of two thieves who were killed in a
revolver duel with the police last No
vember were found this afternoon in
a lock box in a downtown, safety de
posit vault. Thousands of dollars'
worth of stolen stocks, bonds and five
life insurance policies were trammed
Into the box. -v
The box was rented by Henry Vogel
and his wife. Each of the thieves and
detective were killed In a fight when
the police tried to capture the pair.
The key to the lock box was found in
their room. Mrs. Sydney Bernheimer
produced today a court order permit
ting her to open the box. Among the
gems she Identified $4000 worth as her
property. The rest was taken to police
Seven $1000 bonds, 55 shares of stock
In various companies and the life in
surance policies were claimed by Alfred
J. Stern, from whom they were stolen
more than a year ago.
SCHOOL BOND VOTE TODAY
$1,000,000 Issue to Be Decided at
Election This Afternoon.
The election on the $1,000,000 school
bond issue will be held in the School
Board room in the Til ford building this
afternoon between the 4ours of 1 and
"Although the polling place may ap
pear to be inadequate," said School
Clerk Thomas yesterday, "I believe that
our arrangements are sufficiently
thorough to accommodate all of the
voters in the district who may come
to the polls. The School Board wants
the voters to turn out as strongly as
Owing to the lack of Interest mani
tested in the election, however, it 1
thought that not more than 400 or 600
persons will visit the polls to cast their
ballots upon the bond Issue.
Those appearing first on the ground
will select the judges and clerks of
election, and to prevent delay, ar
rangements have been made to have
those present serve.
EAST HAS WARM JANUARY
Thermometer at Boston 63 Degrees
on Last Day of Month;
BOSTON, Jan. 31. The warmest
January in the history of the weather
service In Boston went out today In a
blaze of sunshine with the thermometer
reaching a maximum for the day of 63
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31. This was
the warmest January ever recorded in
Philadelphia, according to figures com
piled tonight by the local weather
bureau. The mean temperature for the
month . was 43.2 degrees., while the
hottest January previously recorded
was in 1890, when the mean for the
month was 41.S degrees. The highest
temperature was S3 on the 17th and the
lowest was 32 on the 9tn.
The maximum temperature today
was 62 degrees.
GREAT TRADE YEAR
Statistics Show Volume
Gains in Leaps.
CLEARINGS NEAR $50,000,000
High Marks of Banner Months
in 1912 Are Reached.
EXPORTS ALMOST DOUBLE
Building Permits Gain, Wheat Ship
ments Soar and Livestock Market
Growth Is Undisputed Par- .
eel Post Effect Seen.
Permits I 1,12570
Clearings .... 49.271,243
Postal recta... 1 .37
Stock receipts. 46,049
Portland's period of prosperity la in
full swing. What is regarded usually
as the quietest month of the year has
proved an exception. January closing
with records not omy eclipsing those
of former corresponding months, but
in some respects equalling the high
marks reached In some of the banner
months of 1912.
Almost all important branches of
business, including bank clearings,
postal receipts, stock receipts, build
ing permits and exports, made big
gains. In its commercial and Indus
trial expansion Portland Is setting a
high pace for 1913, and If the records,
of the past two years are a criterion,
there is every indication that the
present year will witness the greatest
forward movement in the city's history.
Banks Business Enormous.
One of the most important features
of the month's activity was the -Immense
volume of business that passed
the clearing-house. With total" clear- .
ings of $49,271,242.46. all former rec
ords were broken, the clearings for
January, 1912, being exceeded by $3.r
429,953. The gain was approximately
13 per cent.
The clearings in January, 1912 were
$43,841,289; in January, 1911, $41,343,
302; in January, 1910, I3S.055.-580, and
in January, 1900. $25,709,298. A com
parison of these records show that
Portland's bank clearings have In
creased almost 100 per cent In three
A most gratifying showing was
made in building operations for the
month. The total valuation of permits
reached $1,120,570, which was $219,947
In excess of the total In January, 1912.
In addition to the authorized construc
tion, there are in the hands of the
Building Inspector plans for several
large business structures, apartment
houses and smaller buildings, involving
an expenditure of more than $2,000,000.
The total of prospective construction
for the first half of the year will in
volve approximately $10,000,000. Of the
total number of permits issued during
the month, nearly one-half are repre
sented In the construction of dwelling
and flat buildings.
Exports Nearly Double.
As one of the important shipping
centers of the Pacific Coast, Portland
continues to maintain a steadily in
creasing business in domestic and for
eign commerce. During the month
there were dispatched from this port
exports of a total value of $1,728,732,
as against $1,079,016 in January, 1912.
Wheat, flour and 'barley represented
the larger part of the export trade, the
lumber business falling off owing to
lack -f proper tonnage. Coastwise lum
ber shipping, however, made a most
January was the third largest month
In the exportation of wheat this sea
son, there having been dispatched 1.
525,759 bushels. The totaf wheat ship
ments to all ports, domestic and for
eign, were 1,977,254 bushels. The com
bined wheat movement in January,
1912, was 1,016,919 bushels.
The high record reached at the Port
land Postofflce was due largely to the
large volume of business in the parcel
poet department, although without
this factor a substantial increase over
receipts for the corresponding month
of last year would" have been noted.
The total postage receipts were
$106,576.03, compared with $86,682.30.
The increase amounted to $19,243.70, or
nearly 23 per cent. Of the total busi
ness $8000 is represented in the parcel
post department That the parcel post
business will become an Important
branch of the Portland Postofflce Is In
dicated by Its steady Increase since the
department was Inaugurated, January
1. With the steady growth of the stamp
sales department also, it is predicted
that the total postal business this year
will exceed that of 1912 by $250,000 or
Grata Receipts Gain.
The movement of wheat to tidewater
Is decreasing as the end of the ship
ping season approaches. Portland's re
ceipts of wheat in January were 1,675,- ,
700 bushels, as compared with 1,630,200
bushels received in the first month of
last year. The total receipts of grain,'
flour and hay show the samo propor
tion of gain when comparison is made
with January of last year. The Mer-
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