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DECEMBER 23. 1913.
FOB fit Hi VIEW
Railway Terminal Offices and
Classification by Publish
FLYING MACHINE SUCCESS
Posloffice Department Asks Appro-
priation for Further Experimen
tal Service Parcel Post
Adda to Car Space.
. tVASHrSGTOX. Dec. 22. The report
of Second Assistant Postmaster-General
Stewart made public yesterday dis
closed the fact that the Postollice De
partment expecta to reduce the In
creased expenditures for railway ter
minal postodces and requiring a sepa
ration" by routes of first and second
class mails of publishers.
Last year, says the report, a large
amount of additional car space was re
quired on mail trains because of the
establishment or the parcel-post sys
tern. That the extension of the service
necessitated a considerable increase in
the annual expenditure for car rental
Is shown In the statement that from
January 1 to November 2, 1913, there
mas a net increase of $451,072.69. Mr.
Stewart expects. . however, to reduce
these expenditures by instituting the
Year's Coat SV10S37.
The report shows that the cost of
operating rail, ocean, river, lake,
streetcar, screen wagon, pneumatic
tube and mail messenger service fur
the year ended June 30 last was X86.
102,237.64. This sum will be Increased
for the current fiscal year approxi
The number of all classes of domestic
mall service routes was 12.278. the
combined length of which was 278,5sS
Considerable space Is given to con
sideration of the transportation of
periodical mail by fast freight. Mr.
Stewart says this method of transpor
tation has been generally satisfactory
to publishers, as in most cases it has
been practicable to overcome the
slower movement in the freight trains
by advancing the date of delivery to
the postoffice at the point of origin.
Service Ordered. on Hearlas.
Some publishers, however, object to
the fast freight service because of the
news character of the contents of their
publications. In such instances it has
been the policy of the department, after
adequate showing has been made, to
transport the mall in regular mail
Such experiments as heretofore have
been made in the carrying of mail by
aeroplanes have been conducted with
out expense to the Government,
although the mails thus transported
were entrusted only to sworn carriers.
The satisfactory performance of the
service has Induced a recommendation
by Mr. Stewart for an appropriation of
230.000 for a regular experimental
SIGNAL MEN LOSE LINES
KAVAL. HEROES DEVELOP 1 BIG
DOCKYARDS FIRE. -
Semaphore Tower That Conveyed
Mcsals la Pre-TrleBxnnb, Days.
Red need to Ruins.
PORTSMOUTH. England, Dec 22, A
fire. Involving damage estimated at
from $1,250,600 to 22.500,000 devastated
the famous dockyard here Saturday
night and resulted In the loss of two
lives and the destruction of the century
old semaphore tower which in pre-tele-graph
days- was the great signalling
station between the fleet and the admiralty.-.
An examination of the ruins
disclosed the fact that two of the
three signal men who had remained in
the tower to summon help were burned
It is not known how the fire started.
When It was: first observed from the
deck of the new battle cruiser yueen
alary, it had already obtained a good
hold on the inflammable material in
the rigging loft and sail house. The
flames were- extinguished Sunday
The huge wooden semaphore struc
ture surmounting the rigging-house
was all ablaze half an hour after the
outbreak. tire parties were sent to
tho dockyard from all the warships in
the hsrbor. and the- Queen Mary, on
which burning brands were falling, was
towed out of the danger sone.
Many valuable models of old war
ships, records relating to Nelson and
earlier periods and old naval relics
MAN SHOT ATNEGRO CLUB
Hotel Porter Wounded and Police
Charles "Williams: a nearo (porter
employed at the Hotel Multnomah was
taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Sun
day night suffering from wounds in
flated by a .38-raliber revolver In the
hands of Joe Miller, another negro.
The shooting occurred in the Union
Club, a negro resort at Park and Flan
ders streets, which has been the scene
of numerons rutting and shooting af
frays in the past two yt-ars. At least
one murder and a halt dozen murder
ous attacks have been staged In and
about the place.
The police were given a description
and photograph of Miller and are seek
VIRGINIA VAUGHN IS DEAD
IVlcnd of Hawthorne and Browning
Kan Over by Streetcar.
NEW YORK, Dec 22. Virginia
Vaughn, writer of lyrics and poems,
translator and friend of Nathaniel
Hawthorne. Browning and other authors
of the last half century, was killed by
a streetcar in Eighth avenue yester
day. Miss Vaughn was the daughter of
John Champion Vaughn, an abolitionist
who published anti-slavery newspapers
at Cincinnati and Cleveland. She was
11 years old.
PERUGIA'S FRIENDS ARI11XTED
Three Reported to Have Had Part In
mek rw. 21. At the moment the
"Mans Lias," was officially, restored to
France. Magistrate Drioux, wno has had
the case under his charge since mo
painting disappeared from the Louvre,
ordered the arrest of Vincente Lance
lottt, Michele Lancelotti and Mme.
Clamagirand. friends and neighbors in
Paris of Vlncenzo Perugia, on Infor
mation telegraphed from Florence by
the French police official, M. Vlgnot.
The Lancelotti brothers were de
nounced several days ago by another
Italian as having been implicated with
Perugh and they are now charged with
hiding and concealing the masterpiece.
When the two men were Interrogated
by the police December IS they denied
knowledge of the theft, although ad
mitting they had met Perugia fre
quently. According to the report from Vlgnot,
Perugia, who is under arrest In Flor
ence, has made a full confession In the
presence of a magistrate.
He declared that Vincente Lance
lottl was aware of the planning and
execution of the theft and that he had
concealed the picture in his room for
six weeks and had helped to construct
the wooden box in which It was carried
Perugia said he aid not escape irom
the Louvre by the side door of the in
ner court, as waa supposed, but walked
down the main staircase and through
one of the principal gates.
Michael Lancelottl and Mme. Clama
girand were at first merely detained,
but later Magistrate Drioux ordered
BOY CONFESSES KILLING
NEED OF MO.VET TO BCY PRESENT
FOR GIRL, HIS EXCISE.
NEAR LAND OFFICE
Fifty Homesteaders of Linn
County Make Sure of Being
"On Time" in Filing.
FIGHT WiTH RAILROAD ON
Loala Bundy Telia How He Murdered
Sleaaencer Then Lost Stolem Cask
aad Was Afraid to Rerun.
L03 ANGELES. Dec 22. Need of
money to buy a Christmas present for
his sweetheart, Charlotte Treadway, of
Nordhoff, Cal., is the reason Louis
Bundy, 19 years old, is said to have
given the police for murdering Harold
Ziesche. Ziesche, a drugstore messen
ger boy, 15 years old, was lured to a
lonely spot Friday night and beaten to
Bundy Is a student of Occidental Col
lege and a football and baseball player.
the police say. Expecting his sweet
heart to arrive in Los Angeles that
evening, Bundy planned to obtain 220.
So he gave the drugstore where Ziesche
was employed a telephone delivery
order, asking that 2-0 in change be
given the boy, as he, Bunay, naa only
a 2-0 gold piece.
He had to Kill ziescne wnen ne
robbed him., so Bundy's confession to
the police runs, for Ziesche knew him
and would nave caused nis arrest, ac
cordingly. Bundy beat him over the
head with a pick handle, oraggea us
body Into a ravine and struck the mes
senger again with a rock.
Bundy had hardly gone a dozen yards
from the scene when he dropped the
purse he took from his victim and waa
afraid to go back for it.
CllKX VTII.lt SOT APPOINT SPECIAL
Governor Says Appeal la Inspired by
Political Motives. Bat Prom
lues Loral Help.
AXtBAXT, N. T.. Dec 22. A request
by District Attorney Whitman, of New
York City, that he be appointed a spe
cial deputy Attorney-General that he
might, make a state-wide graft Investi
gation, will not be granted by Gov
ernor Glynn. The Governor, in a etate
mont which criticized Mr. Whltmat
sharply and questioned his motives In
seeking the appointment, made this
declaration last night.
In addition to taking the ground that
there Is no warrant In law for such
action and that it would be a reflection
on the District Attorneys of other
counties, the Governor said plainly that
In his opinion Mr. Whitman's appeal
was Inspired by political motives.
"If Mr. Whitman thinks that play
ing politics in this way will embarrass
me he has reckoned without his host,"
ssid Mr. Glynn. The Governor said Mr.
Whitman had promised to turn over
any evidence of wrong-doing that he
found outside of his jurisdiction but
none had come from him. Mr. Glynn
added that if Mr. Whitman would sur
render any evidence of this kind which
he has, prosecutions will be carried on
by the various District Attorneys, or
he he will remove them from office.
NEW YORK, Dec. 22. District At
torney Whitman denied tonight that he
had sought a designation as a State
Deputy Attorney-GeneraL Mr. Whit
man's assertion was contained in a
statement replying to the one Issued
by Governor Glynn yesterday. The
prosecutor said politics had no place in
the Inquiry he was making.
The suggestion that he be appointed
a Deputy Attorney-General with state
wide Jurisdiction, said Air. wnitman.
came up during a talk at the Whitman
home Wednesday night with James W.
Osborne, who is investigating state de
partments at Albany.
EX-PRESIDENT STANDS OX WINDOW
LEDGE TO TALK TEMPERANCE.
Friends Hold to Professor's Coat all as
He Deliver Lectare to Oversew
Crowd la Street.
NEW YORK. Dec 22. Professor
Taft stood on a window ledge in the
Bedford branch of the Young Men's
Christian Association in Broklyn Sun
day and told a large crowd that he
had "seen many good men go down to
hell In the Philippines" because they
lacked home training, and when they
"got a tired feeling" they found a "dish
of Scotch which reached the rest spot."
While the ex-President carefully bal
anced himself just outside the window
and talked, persona within held to his
coat, for the ledge waa only 12 inches
wide and the flagstones were IS feet
below. Mr. Taft. however, showed no
fear and gesticulated as freely as
though he were standing on a
When Mr. Taft reached the bunding
he intended to do his speaking Inside,
but after 2500 had found seats or
standing room there were nearly 1000
still outside and they expressed so
much disappointment mat ne suggest
ed , talk from the window. When this
had been opened he found he could
talk with more effect If he stepped out
side, and did so, against the advice of
hie friends. Afterward he spoke to
Aft ha had referred to the liquor
danger the speaker said to hla mind
one great value oi me i. at. ties
In the fact that It gives men a substi
tute for liquor and "reaches the right
spot in men."
Prince E-lward Island Is virtually the
plomr In the rural mall delivery amcac the
Canadian provinces. Ktg-hty-stx routes hava
. in fh island ainoa in. mail
iwaa nadanakaa la 1M0-10. -
Contestants, on Advice of Attorneys,
Bivouac in Hall of Balding
to Beat Possible Move of
Having camped over night In the
corridors of the Worcester building,
half a hundred settlers are prepared
at 9 o'clock this morning tn plank
down their filings on the land In
township 12, south range 4 east. In
Linn County, on which the Northern
Pacific Railway has laid its scrip.
The blvouao in the hall outside the
Cnlted States Land Office was made
by many of the settlers on the advice
of their attorneys, P. A. Lafferty and
John McCourt. who urged the precau
tion to avoid the possibility of anyone
or anything else "beating them to it."
The effect of the filing this morning
will be to throw the case eventually
into the United States courts, after
it has gone through the Land Office
and to the Secretary of the Interior,
since a contest by the railroad is ex
pected. Mr. Lafferty said last night
that he believed the case would be
carried to the United States Supreme
The land In question is situated out
from Albany and the Northern Pacific
laid its scrip on it after land In Wash
ington had been thrown into forest re
serve. The railroad laid its scrip on
the land under the act of March 2,
1899, which provides that It may. In
lieu of land thrown Into reserves by
the Government, lay its scrip on sur
veyed or unsurveyed land in any state
through which or into which its lines
The attorneys for the settlers are
basing their contest on the act of
May 14, 1880, which permits settlers to
go on unsurveyed Government lands
and get credit for their time of resi
dence prior to the surveying of the
land, which act they hold waa not af
fect ea by the act of 1839. They main
tain that the railroad might just as
well have laid Its scrip on land that
had been surveyed and avoided the
possibility of such contest as might
arise and has arisen in the present
Nearly all of the settlers who will
file this morning have been on the
land from two to five years.
PORTLAND JC0PIES T0KI0
Japanese Capital Has Commission,
Says Its Deputy Mayor.
Commission form of government Is
no new thing in Japan. Tokio, the
capital,, with her 2,600,000 people, is
governed by a Mayor and Commis
sioners in something the same manner
This Information .was given by D.
Tagawa, Deputy Mayor of Tokio and
member of the Japanese House of Rep
resentatives, who waa In Portland yes
terday. Mr. Tagawa was not in Portland to
study the operations of the Commis
sion form here, but came simply as a
M. Ida, local Japanese Consul, with
other Japanese residents of Portland,
called on Mr. Tagawa at his apart
ments at the Hotel Multnomah yester
Mr. Tagawa is on the home stretch
of a recreation trip around the world.
He left Japan last July, traveling west
ward. From here he goes to Vancou
ver, B. C, where he will tak,e passage
on the Empress of Russia for Japan.
SIX HELD AS BOOTLEGGERS
Whisky, Specially Bottled, Say Po
lice, Is Confiscated. -
Whisky, apparently bottled especially
for the "bootleg" trade, according to
the police, was seized Sunday when
Plainclothes Policemen Wellbrook,
Miller. Schmidtke and Epps arrested
six alleged violators of the Sunday
laws, at different places In the North
End. The whisky taken was In pints
and quarts, equipped with cork-pullers.
Jay Despaln, who said he is a postal
clerk, with Fred Merchant, were appre
hended at Third and Burnslde streets
on charges of violating the liquor laws.
George F. Swan. Jack Remington and
Fred Ames were arrested near the
same corner. George Dales, charged
with a similar offense, was arrested at
68 Couch street..
Irvington Park Club Proposed.
Steps have been taken for the or
ganization of an Improvement club In
Irvington Park dlstirct, embracing ter
ritory from Union ' avenue to East
Thirty-seventh street and north from
Alberta toward Columbia Slough. It
includes the Kennedy school grounds.
The first work toward the organiza
tion was taken at the general meeting
held at the Arcadian Clubhouse. East
Thirty-seventh street and Alnsworth
avenue. Thursday night. The names
and addresses of all present were taken
at this meeting, and a committee was
appointed to take notion. Electric
lights, better car service, a modern
schoolhouse. Are protection and other
objects will be advocated. All citizens
of this territory will be asked to Join
the new club and help build np the dis
trict. It Is felt that the district Is not
getting its share of attention. The first
meeting probably will be held In the
building on the corner of Killings
worth avenue and East Thirtieth street
early in January.
Sellwood T. M. C. A. Has Teachers.
E. B. McXaughton has agreed to take
charge of the Intermediate Bible Club
at the Sellwood Y. M. C A. and Earl
Fitzgerald will take charge of one of
the Junior classes. More attention will
be given to Bible instructions . here
after. Several basketball teams have
He routing of Alberta Cars Suggested.
The routing of the Alberta cars
over the Broadway bridge to the
West Side to Washington street may
be asked In the near future. Some
residents of Irvington Park think that
time would be gained this way.
Yes. darling dear. In the country
ther t'r a bell on the cow to break
the' a3eweo of field, forest and stream.
If a woman Isn't Jealous of her hus
band, she can make herself fairly un
comfortable by envying some woman
who dteasea bettor,
The Home of Gifts That Live
30 EXTRA S. f if. STAMPS TO EARLY SHOPPERS-SEE COVPON
Free Pig Banks to the Children
S. & H.
Gift Problems Are
Easily Solved in the
Framed and rmframed
Sepia Platinum Etchings
Carbons Rhine Prints
Water Colors Elson Prints
HAND-CAB VED FRAMES
In woods and golds Metal Frames
MOULDINGS AND PICTURE
Marbles. Brasses .
Pottery ' Plaster Casts
Vases and Statuary
Venetian Sweet Grass
one-fourth: off cut glass,
SILVER DEPOSIT, FOSTORIA.
Percolators, Criafiir; Dishes,
Irons, Curling Iron Heaters,
Foot Warmers, Bed Warmers,
Ovens and many other useful
and practical gifts. '
UP TO $5.00
v MARK CROSS
We are Portland 's exclusive agents
for this famous line of leather goods
and show here at all times the same
lines that are shown in the London
and New York MARK CROSS stores.
Handbags, Garden Sets,
Suitcases, Scissor Sets,
Sewing Sets, Telephone Books,
Collar Bags, Engagement Books
Many other useful and handsome
gifts. ' '
When in doubt, a Mark Cross Glove
Certificate solves the problem.
' CUT GLASS - 50c FOURTH OFF THIRD OFF $1.75 ALLEGRETTI $1.00
SbLERS CHILD'S SIZE ON ON DOLLS CANDY BOYPROOF
SSfS& MESH BAGS CHRISTMAS IVORY FOR 80c NOW 49 WATCH
- $1.00 330 ' BOX PAPER FANS $1.27 40c NOW 25 FOR 78 1
In handsome oval frames,
Circassian finished frames.
Values up to $5, and they are
now on sale at SI. 00.
JEWEL CASES MAKE HAND
We have a large and well-selected
stock, 6ome designs that are
different, priced np from 19.
The kind that really run. We
have them with alarm and with
out, either one-day or eight
day movements. Priced from
HOW SHE LOVES PARISIAN
So why don't you buy her a set
of this beautiful ware? It will
last a lifetime, so while the cost
may seem high, it is cheap in
the long run. Buy her the Brush,
Comb and Mirror this Christmas
and finish the set on her birth
day or wedding anniversary.
Combs up from 25
Mirrors up from $2.50
Hair Brushes tip from. .$2.00
"We have them
from i up, and
camera we sell
we present a Coupon which entitles
the holder to a complete course ot
instructions in the Wood-Lark class
UP TO $50
THIRTY EXTRA S. & H. TRADING
STAMPS on first three floors rbrlng this
coupon. With every cash purchase amount
ing: to fl or more we will give THIRTY
EXTRA S. : H. TRADIXG- STAMPS. Good
only until 1:00 P. M. today, December 23d.
KARLUK LIKELY SAFE
Stefansson's Friends Have No
Fear for Lost Vessel.
CREW EQUIPPED FOR ICE
Men Prepared to Marcn In Case
Ship Is Crushed and Mail From
Part j- Is Expected to Reach
Dawson About June 1.
: . v. ni.kifmitiAn ftt Interviews
oiaiiuiufi i "
with persons who say they are sure that
Vllbjalmur steiansson s arcuo u.h
Karluk. under Captain Robert Bartlett,
must be lost, Stefansson's friends on
the Coast are not at all alarmed.
When the expedition sailed Stefans
unni thM VTnrl n k would not be
clutched by the Ice until it had at
tained a considerable aistance norm
east of Point Barrow. However, he
. . .... i xA nn1r a nH TntPrPA
lull 1 1 Ll i i:e v ivc w ... f
a lead with the Intention of being
frozen in. me snip waa iron
is supposed to be drifting with the ice.
. i - i .. i n...itm.hv a rtnrt of
the solid pack. The danger always
present In a ieaa is mt il -mo
close and crush the boat. The Karluk
Is not built to withstand a squeese by
Roald Amundsen, whose , ateamer
Fram Is now making the voyage around
Cape Horn for Ban Francisco, will enter
the ice at Point Barrow next August,
Just as Stefansson did. The Fram la
specially built for resisting ice pressure.
Stefansson told friends here that tne
- 1 .... 1 ...w anA .1Tlt1lt WOnld b6
. . . .hi. .mnhmi. be-
sale eveu ii - ,
cause they were prepared to take to tne
Ice. The fc.ariUK carnea
carefully chosen dogs.
Herschel Isiana. near tne momu m
When it comes time
for your son to
hunt a job
he will stand a better
chance of aretttng a Rood
ne. if arrowlna. thrlvlns;
factarlrs axe making- g-ood
times for everronc There
fore, when yon boost for
Portland Glased Cement
Sewer Pipe, yea do your
self ns well as the entire
community a stood turn.
'.r SfEi' UJ "
Room for Ladies
Free Telephone, Stationery
and Place for Appointments.
FIFTH A7TD STARK.
the Mackenzie River, Is the Winter ren
dezvous of whalers and explorers in
the Arctic, and It Is supposed that the
Karluk will send a messenger tnitner
with mail, and that Stefansson himself.
who was ashore hunting when the ice
carried the Karluk out of sight, will
make his way to the Island. He knows
every foot of the Arctic shoTe between
Point Barrow and the Mackenzie and
has personal acquaintance with all tho
The expedition. In trm opinion of ex
perienced Arctic travelers, has met with
no serious reverse thus fftT.
"Fifty years ago, when Golden Wedding Whiskey
' rl I HlMliliil llll.l.l.!!.? I i
OW nicely one might add tribute
to some cherished comradeship
by making the Christmas remembrance a bottle of
choice, old, mellow, sun-ripened
There's a mark of quality and good fellowship
to such a gift that's quite in keeping with the
spirit of the season. Distilled according to a
secret formula, that has been handed down
through generations, and aged in the wood,
under strict government supervision, Golden
Wedding is indeed a whiskey of quality.
Its delicious flavor and distinctive merit com
mand the highest appreciation wherever intro
duced. . '
Great because it Is
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