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PORTLAND, OREGON. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1913.,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WAR RESUMED BY
ALLIES AND TURKS
Bombardment of Adri
ARMISTICE ENDS AT 7 P. M.
Bulgaria Pays No Heed to Re
monstrance of Powers.
SCUTARI MAY CAPITULATE
Turkish Delegate Declares He Be
lieves Enemies Will Find Diffi
cult Task in Driving Otto
mans From Position.
Tnvnnv. r.h. 4The Tlmea aaya
that report Is current among aome of
the Balkan representativea
Porte baa already telegraphed to Sofia
offering to cede Adrlaaople o the eoa-i-ih
imrt. and that Bulgaria la
ready to accept. Thla report baa not
keen confirmed at the Bulgarian ie
tloa here, but It la not considered In
LONDON. Feb. . The Balkan war
has tren resumed. The bombardment
cf Adrlanople was begun at 7 o'clock
tonight, and a small skirmish occurred
t the Tchatalja lines. The armistice
lias lasted exactly two months.
Bulgaria has turned a deaf ear to
the remonstrances of the powers, and
unless Turkey yields to the Balkan de
mands, the allied armies will now at
tempt to drive her completely out of
Scntarla About to Fall.
According to a dispatch tonight from
Belgrade. Scutarla already Is on the
point of falling. It Is reported that
the Turkish commander has sent two
representatives to the Servian com
mander to propose the capitulation of
Dr. Daneff. head of the Bulgarian
delegation. In an Interview tonight In
Paris, said he had promised Sir Ed
ward Grey, the British foreign -secretary,
that If Turkey Immediately ac
' cepted the allies' conditions, they would
conclude peace, but whatever happened
there would be no further armistice.
Sir Edward Grey had a long Inter
view today with the King, after which
he attended brief meeting of the am
bassadorial conference, but nothing of
Importance was transacted, there be
ing no new development since Satur
day. Oaman NIaamI Paaha Talks.
Oaman Nlzaml Pasha, the second
Turkish delegate, will leave London to
morrow to resume hfs ambassadorial
duties in Berlin. He said tonight that
from information received from mili
tary sources he believed the allies un
derestimated the condition of the Turk
ish army and would find themselves
confrnoted by a redoutable enemy the
best Musselman warriors. veterans
from Arabia, who had fought under
Jzzet Bey. and tried soldiers and good
marksmen lately engaged In Tripoli
under Knver Bey and Fethy Bey. He
"That ambassador was right who pre
dicted that if driven to despair, the
Turks would fight like wild animals."
protocois contexts baked
Claims of Roumanla and Bulgaria
Are Made Known.
BUCHAREST. Roumanla, Feb. 3. A
diplomatic indiscretion has revealed
the contents of the protocol between
Roumanla and Bulgaria, recently signed
at London. Roumania claims the fron
tier between Turtu Ksi, on the Danube,
18 miles tothe west of Sllistria and
Baltjik. on the Black Sea. while Bul
garia offers only the frontier, begin
ning at Sllistria and excluing that
town. Including Its surroundings, de
scending In a straight line to the east
of Dobritch, as far as Baltjik.
Thus, while Roumania lays claim to
Turtuksi, Silistria. Dobritch, Kavarna
and Baltjik. Bulgaria offers only
Kavarna, lying to the east of Baltjik
near the sea coast-
ROUMAXIA IS READY FOR AVAR
Editors Are Instructed About Pub
lishing Military News.
LONDON. Feb. 4. The Bucharest
correspondent of the Times describes
measures which have been taken In
recent days as a preparation for. possi
ble mobilization. A bill has been passed
placing all state employes under the
direct orders of the war office.
Instructions have been issued to edi
tors regarding the dissemination of
military news. This indicates, accord
ing to the correspondent, the govern
ment's determination to be prepared
FOREIGNERS WOl'LD DEPART
Consuls at Adrlanople Ask That 120
Persons Bo Let Out.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 3. The
Consuls at Adrlanople have requested
the Ambassadors here to arrange with
the Bulgarian authorities for permis
sion for ISO foreigners at Adrlanople
to pass through tne Bulgarian lines.
If this arrangement cannot be made
the Ambassadors will ask that the
Bulgarians respect that portion of
Adrlanople Bet upart for foreign resl-4ence
JANCATiY GAIX IS 143 PER CENT
OVER TEAK AGO.
Exceptional Weather Conditions
Thought to Be Cause of Prosper
ity as Reflected by Railways.
CHICAGO, Feb. S. (Special.) The
stimulating Influence of exceptionally
favorable weather conditions In prac
tically every section of the country
again is reflected in notably increased
railroad groBs earnings, the total for
all United States roads reporting so
far for three weeks in January amount
ing to 123,702,702, a gain of no less
than 145 per cent as compared with
the earnings of the same roads for the
corresponding period a year ago.
- Most of the roads report the largest
earnings ever made at this perloid" of
the year, and Instances where less are
shown are exceptional.
Nearly every road In the West and
Southwest makes a satisfactory com
parison wtih a year ago, with the im
provement continuing especially pro
nounced on Missouri Pacific, Denver &
Rio Grande, Chicago Great Western,
Colorado & Southern and Missouri,
Kansas k Texas.
All through the South the returns
are equally satisfactory, with conspicu
ous trains appearing in the Southern
Central of Georgia, Chesapeake & Ohio,-
Clncinnati. New Orleans & Texas pa
cific and Louisville & Nashville. In
other sections the railroads making
weekly reports also reveal substantial
expansion, among them the Buffalo,
Rochester & Pittsburg, Chicago & Al
ton and Chicago Great Western.
WOMAN MAYOR IS MARSHAL
Miss Munson Now Is Warrenton's
Only Arresting Officer, Too.
WARRENTON, Or- Feb. 3. (Special.)
Miss Clara C. Munson. Warrenton's
woman Mayor, Is tonight also city
constable, city marshal and the only
arresting officer of the community.
These additional and almost embar
rassing duties are the result of com
plex conditions, chief of which Is the
failure of the Mayor to appoint and
have confirmed, a constable or city
marshal. The precinct constable failed
to qualify last November after election,
and recently the city marshal has
moved out of the town's corporate
limits and is thereby disqualified.
At the Council meeting tonight, Mrs.
Munson offered no temporary or per
The Mayor now proposes to -ask
Sheriff Burns to name a deputy for the
Warrentown district exclusively, and
thereby save the city paying a monthly
salary for city marshal.
Warrenton is also without a city at-
atorney Bince the resignation of At
torney Norblad, who resigned at the
close ot the year. Mayor Munson has
so far not appointed his successor.
Some see In the Mayor's action a
move to reduce the expenses of oper
ating the city government.
WOMEN ARE NOT IN FAVOR
As 'Wireless Operators at Sea, Mep
Are Given Preference.
Evidently women wireless operators
are to be retired from active service
aboard vessels at sea. Miss Coombs,
who has held the berth of "sparks."
aboard the North Pacific liner Ro
anoke for several months, is ashore
and her place has been taken by Otto
Thles, who has been on different coast
ers. One reason assigned for men oe'ng
preferred as wireless operators is that
they are less given to nervousness In
time of stress, and in ease of serious
trouble might prove more dependable.
Under the present system there are
two operators on passenger vessels, so
so that there Is always one on duty.
and In an emergency If one is inca
pacitated the other is available, but
there Is a disposition among some
knights of the key to object to having
a woman as assistant.
STATE MAY PLACE STATUE
George H. Williams May Bo Given
Place In Hall or Fame.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Feb. 3.
(Special.) The Senate committee to
which was referred the report of the
special committee named to Investigate
the question of placing a statue orj
George H. Williams In the Hall of
Fame at Washington, hasT-eported fa
vorably, on an expendidture of 123,000
for such a statue, as recommended by
the special committee. It will be nec
essary to turn, the report over to the
ways and means committee before it ,
can be acted on. j
The committee recommends that the
statue be made of the finest marble
and that it show the characteristic at
titude of Judge Williams when ad
dressing a court. Judge Williams was
at various times Justice of the Supreme
Court of Oregon, United States Senator
and Attorney-General of the United
States in the Cabinet of General Grant.
DANCERS THRASH POLICE
Three Officers Attempt to Break Tp
Ball and Will Be Tried.
CHICAGO, Feb. 3. Three Chicago
policemen who are charged with at
tempting to break up a dance to which
they were refused admittance will face
the police trial board as a result of
The policemen. It Is said, accompanied
by half a dozen civilians, entered the
hall and were ejected with much dam
age after a riot in which shots were
tired by the bluecoats, who were
thrashed and deprived ot their stars.
RECALL OF JUDGES
S REJECTED TWICE
Legislators at Olympia
Take Decisive Action.
FIGHT SHATTERS PARTY LINES
Oratory Vehement and Per
sonalities Flung in Debate.
BITTER ATTACK VOICED
Chamberlain, or Whitman County,
Sees Revolutionary Scheme Look
ing to Degradation of Courts
and All Manner of Evils.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 3. (Special.)
Recall of Judges as a part of the di
rect legislation system of Washington
was rejected twice today by the House
of Representatives, one by five votes
and again by 12 votes. Preceding the
rejectments was a bitter fight which
shattered party lines, caused person
alities to be flung, and brought out all
kinds of vehement oratory.
The question came up in a bill in
troduced by Corkery, a Progressive
leader from Spokane County. The bill
carried the Indorsement of tile Feu
eration of Labor, the Progressive part,
the House judiciary committee, and
various other organizations. It pro
vided for the adoption by the Legis
lature of a general system of judicial
recall and the submission to the vote
of the people of the question of its
The first vote, which was taken at
the morning session, resulted In the bill
being defeated by five votes. It car
ried 60 out of 97 votes, but failed to
pass because a two-thirds majority, or
65 votes', was necessary. On the second
rollcall, which was taken in the after
noon, after a memorial session, there
was a split among Progressives, and
the bill was defeated by 12 votes, hav
ing but 03 out of 7 votes.
Corkery Starta Kuas. ,
The fuss over the. measure began
when the judiciary committee reported
favorably upon It and Corkery, its
author, spoke in favor of Its adoption.
"If the people are capable of elect
ing a Judge," said Corkery, "they are
capable of determining whether or not
he shall be retained in the position.
The judge Is a public official and
should be subject to recall the same
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 48
degrees; minimum, 40 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain or snow; variable winds,
mostly -westerly. -
Governor West asks 23,82 to reimburse
common school fund to pay back salary
money. Page 6.
Representative Hagood denounced as "unfit
to sit In legislative Assembly." Page 6.
Bill Introduced to return Coos Bay wagon
road to state. Page 1.
Sterilisation 'bill passes House after dra
matic argument. Page 7.
"Washington House twice in day rejects re-
csll of Judges move. Page 1.
Mexican rebels attack train, killing 23.
Psge 4. -Allies
and Turks resume war. Page 1.
Wilson's Cabinet secret still well guarded.
Shoe machinery company's right to corn
bins is upheld.- Psge 2.
Department of the Columbia Is abolished;
General Uaus is transferred to Bast.
Chairman Pujo's "money trust' report near.
Ing completion. Page 0.
Income tax amendment Is ratified by re
quired number of states. Page 1.
Bourne proposes increases in appropriations
for Oregon rivers and harbors. Fags 5.
Colcnel Nelson's case goes to State Su
preme Court. Page - 1.
Wilson studies Alaskan situation. Page 2.
Indian chief would give peace pipe to Wil
son at inauguration. Page 4-
Mrs. Frederick Beach expected to bs chief
witness for defense in trial of million
sirs husband. Page 3.
Miss Boss Graham, of Pendleton, reunited
to sweetheart of five years ago; en
gagement follows. Psge 3.
Railroads' gross earnings in January show
. 145 per cent gain over same period In
1912. Page 1.
I W. Fansher, missing Medford educator.
Is found with strange case of sphssla
In Oakland hospital. Psge 8.
Confession by New York patrolman fur
nishes polica graft evidence. Page 3.
Garment strikers show discontent and un
. rest pervades ranks. Page 4.
Pacific University trustees meet today; new
executive may be chosen. Page 12.
Nick Williams lines up players he thinks
will take pennant. Page 16.
Hopes for race meet in Portland this sea
son are slim. Page 16.
High school girls thrash sthtete who goes
disguised to co-ed high jinks. Page 16.
Commercial and Marine.
No loss in wheat values In Northwestern
markets. Page 17.
Snow in Winter crop belt weakens wheat
... i m. i -patre IT.
Stock tone heavy, but price changes narrow.
Royal Mall Steamship Company willing to
start service in April. Page .12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Attorney Fenton reviews telephone fore-
-t r ..,11 paare 11.
Sembrlch denies she lost million in Wall
street plunge, .rage iv.
Eight Reed sophomores are pulled through
Icy pond in tug of war with freshmen.
Portland ministers form federation to en
courage work in interest of publlo af
fairs. Page 10.
Rosarlsns will aid In raising 1100,000 sub
sidy for l'J13 Rose Festival. Page 10.
Two pre-I.enten parties -stsrt week :for. so
ciety devotees. Page 11.
West Virginia Deadlock Expected.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 3. Bal
loting will begin In the West Virginia
Legislature here tomorrow to select a
successor to United states Senator
iwiisnn. While the Republicans control
the Legislature by 20 votes a deadlock
Is expected. This Is due to an align
ment between Democrats and Progres
YES, INDEED! THE LEGISLATURE STILL
AMENDMENT TO TAX
3 Legislatures Give
CONGRESS NOW TO PASS LAW
Delaware, Wyoming and New
Mexico Complete List. .
ACT NOT YET DRAFTED
Inmmps TTnder S4000 or $5000 to
Be Exempt Feature Likely to
Be That Tax Will, Be Collected
at Source by Government.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. Direct taxes
upon the incomes of citizens of the
United States, whether derived from
Idle capital or from the conduct of busi
ness, were made possible by the rati
fication of the sixteenth amendment to
the Federal Constitution. Delaware,
Wyoming and New Mexico, Indorsing
the income tax amendment through
their respective Legislatures, completed
a list of 38 states that have approved
It, two more than the three-fourths nec
essary for Its final adoption.
Leaders in Congress predicted tonight
that through this authorization the law
which will be passed to levy the tax
upon American Incomes will be intro
duced as soon as the extra session
opens. Its exact terms have not been
decided upon, but It Is believed It will
exempt all Incomes below 34000, or
J5000, and will provide a tax of one
per cent upon the majority of personal
Incomes that do not run to an excessive
Hull May Draft Bill.
Informal notice of the final adoption
of the new amendment was given to
the Senate by Senator Brown, of Ne
braska, who introduced the discussion
in 1909 upon which the proposal of an
income tax was submitted to the states.
The drafting of the bill to put the tax
Into effect, it Is expected, will fall to
the lot of Representative Cordell Hull,
of Tennessee, a member of the public
ways and means committee, who drew
the excise tax bill proposed last year
by the Democratic House of Represen
tatives, but which did not become a
The income tax will be designed to
supplant the present corporation tax
and will apply to the incomes of In
dividuals, firms and corporations. In a
statement tonight Representative Hull
(Concluded on Page 2.
TUG 0' WAR LEADS
THROUGH ICY POND
11EEI) FRESHMEX ARE VICTORS
Second-Tear Students Take Imer
class Athletic Meet, 59 to 23,
but Dose Big Event.
Eight Reed College sophomore stu
dents were plunged Into the icy waters
ot a pond near the college yesterday
afternoon, losing a tug-of-war con
test to the freshmen, as the culmina
tion of an lnter-class athletic meet.
The sophomores won the indoor meet,
58 points to their opponents 23, adding
another triumph to the long string of
The rope pulling contest was held
over a pond 20 feet wide, and in places
five feet deep. Both teams agreed to
hold fast to the rope jio matter how
far each athlete was submerged.
At the start of the contest victory for
the freshmen looked dubious, but. des
perately bracing themselves, the fresh
ies soon had a good foothold. In a
few minutes their heavier opponents
were in the water.
Every member ofthe sophomore
team lived up to his agreement and
braved the Icy water until pulled over
The only other events won- by the
freshmen were the high kick and the
pull-ups. Brace. Louc-ks and Lance
field, sophomores, took first In the
60-yard dash from Lewis, Koenlg and
Schuknecht, freshmen. Axtell won the
high kick for the freshmen. Sabln,
sophomore, took second honors, while
Lackey, freshman, finished third.
Currick, freshman, won the pull-ups.
Tomllnson, sophomore, took second
honors. Louks, sophomore, won the
high jump. Tomllnson, sophomore.
won the dips. Rungan, sophomore,
won the standing broad jump, and
Louks and Trousdale, sophomores, won
the relay race. Louks won the hop,
skip and jump contest.
The officials were Professors Torrey,
Griffins, Wood and Hastings.
SAVINGS LEAD TO BUSINESS
Postal Deposits Start Many Out for
Themselves, hajs Clerk.
With a total of 6501 depositors at
the close of business January 31, the
Portland postal savings depository
continued to show an Increase of busi
ness. During the month on no day
did the withdrawals equal the deposits.
During the month the net increase
of deposits over the withdrawals
amounted to S14.241, the new deposits
having been 393,458 and the withdraw
als 379-217. This depository now has
on deposit $696,265. which Is protected
by bonds approved by the Postofflce
George C. Carr, clerk in charge of
the depository, makes it a point to
learn why it is utilized and later why
the accounts are withdrawn. He says
that at first nearly all of the deposits
were made for the accumulation of a
certain amount for a definite purpose,
but during the past few months mcftiy
have been withdrawn to purchase land
or invest in small business, few of these
ever before having been able to save
enough to give thought to such Invest
ments. KLAMATH FOLK JOYFUL
Xews of "Land of Peach" Revelation
to Representative Smith.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Feb. S.
(Special.) The stock of the Ulamath
County delegation In the House has
gone up by leaps and bounds since the
arrival of The Oregonian Jn Salem this
morning, carrying the news that It
had been discovered that Klamath Falls
was the first city in America and that
It was founded by Cain, and was known
as Enoch, in the Land of Peach."
"I certainly believe that Klamath
Falls Is the first city of America to
day," said Representative Smith, of
Klamath Falls, "but I did not know
until I read The Oregonian today that
It was the first city established In this
country. I also know that it Is a peach
of a place to live in but did not know
until now that it was the Land of
WILLIAMSON GETS LEAVE
Acting Postmaster Goes South to Re
Acting Postmaster Williamson will
leave tonight on the Shasta Limited
for Santa Monica, California, where he
expects to remain a month to build up
his health. His condition is consider
ably Improved since last week, but
be has applied to the. Department for
an additional leave of absence of 16
days to the same period already
granted, and Us allowance Is fully as
sured. Under the action of tfae Department,
Mr. Williamson's connection with the
Portland Postofflce Is completely sev
ered during his absence and its execu
tive duties will be performed by W. G.
Shellenberger, examiner of stations.
who has been designated as acting
posmaster until Mr. Williamson's re
TAFT ADVISES BIBLE STUDY
President Says Almost All Forceful
Public Speakers Know Scriptures.
W4KH-TVGTON. Feb. 3. President
Taft declared tonight that forceful
nnhiir sneakers almost Invariably were
students of the Bible. His view was
made known in a letter read at exer
cises attending the opening of a new
In it he declared the men who speaK
tMHncr force are "those who are
able to give illustrations from Holy
Writ: who are familiar with the stories
of Holy Writ and who can tell them to
NEW ATTEMPT TO
JAIL EDITOR FAILS
Nelson's Case Sent to
LONG DELAY NOW PROBABLE
Sheriff Blocks Effort to lm
prison Kansas Colonel.
MOTION IS REPUDIATED
Officer Denies Filing Request to
Quash Writ of Habeas Corpus
and Appellate Court Sends ,
Cause to High Tribunal.
KANSAS CITV, Feb. 5. Another at
tempt to place William R. Nelson,
editor and owner of the Kansas City
Star, in jail for contempt of court was
blocked today when Sheriff Wlnstanley
repudiated In the Kansas City Court of
Appeals a motion filed In his name by
friends of the court of Circuit Judge
Guthrie, who sentenced Nelson to one
day in Jail for contempt, asking that a
writ of habeas corpus upon which Mr.
Nelson was released Saturday be
Quashed. The Appellate Court then
certified the case to the State Supreme
Court, where months may pass before
the case is heard in the regular ordrr
of the docket.
Dismissal la Moved.
As soon as the hearing on the motion
to quash the writ of habeas corpus and
return the editor to the custody of the
Sheriff began, Charles Shannon, at
torney for the Sheriff, asked that the
motion be dismissed, saying that the
motion was not tiled by Sheriff Wln
stanley nor by bis authority and that
the Sheriff, therefore, repudiated his
signature and asked that the motion be
Attorney Dean, one of the. friends of
the court, whose names were affixed
to the motion to quash, told the court
that the motion had been shown to
Sheriff Wlnstanley, Into whose custody
Mr. Nelson went after convlotion by
Judge Guthrie, as a matter of courtesy.
He said they were not trying to use
the Sheriff's name, but sought to affix
Dean's Argument Stopped.
He said that the Sheriff refused to
sign the motion until advised to do so
by his attorney, but later, when Judge
Guthrie had Informed! them by tele
phone that the Sheriff had approved the
action, his name was placed on the mo
tion. "Something seems curious," said Mr.
Dean. "We all know Judge Guthrie
did not tell us a falsehood."
Mr. Dean attempted to argue the mo
tion to quash the habeas corpus writ,
but was stopped by the order of the
court certifying the case to the Su
preme Court and holding that the bond
given by Mr. Nelson was sufficient
to secure his appearance before the
Supreme Court. The status of Mr. Nel
son, who Is at liberty on ball, there
fore will not be changed.
Judge Kxplaia Action.
"Personally, It does not make a par
ticle of difference to me what becomes
of this matter," Judge Guthrie said, lu
a conference with attorneys prior to
"I did my duty as I saw it In the
matter under my oath of office. The
responsibility In the future rests with
other officials, and not with me; I am
There was talk among attorneys and
officials In the courthouse today that
Judge Guthrie would issue a citation
for contempt against Judge Ralph
Slatshaw, of the Criminal Court, who
criticised on Saturday the Circuit
Judge's action in sentencing Mr. Nel
son. "I probably could be cited for con
tempt," Judge Slatshaw said, "but I
am ready for the summons should it
Walik Goes to Capital.
Frank T. Walsh, attorney for Mr.
Nelson, left here tonight for Jefferson
City, where tomorrow he will apply
to the State Supreme Court for a writ
of habeas corpus for the editor. He
said the court sitting en banc would
entertain the application at that time.
..The filing of the application, be said,
is a formal proceeding necessary to
get the case before the Supreme Court
In obedience to the order of the Circuit
Court of Appeals In certifying It to the
ASTORIA MISS IS SPONSOR
Oregon 9 0-Foot Steam Tug for Co
lumbia River Trade Is Launched.
BRATTLE. Wash.. Feb. S. (Special.)
With little Miss Fellta Hare, a native
of Astoria, daughter of J. W. Hare,
as her sponsor, the Oregon, a 90-foot
steam tug building for the Columbia
River Packers' Association, was
launched from the yards of Nelson
Kelez in the east waterway today.
The Oresron is a staunchly-built ves-
.i on feet In length. 20 feet 6 inches
beam and has a molded depth of 11
fAt 4 Inches. She will be equipped
with a 10-22 by 20 engine and an 8MiX
Rf-ntrh marine boiler. She was de
signed by L. E. Geary. She Is owned
In Astoria and it was thought appro
priate to have her christened by a
native daughter of Astoria.
The Oregon will be used as a tender
at the Chlgnlk Bay Cannery of the Co
lumbia lilver Packers' Association.