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rnr XVTX.-NO. 53. PORTLAND. OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1910. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Neill's Plan Accepted
MANAGERS READILY ASSENT
Increase of Wages Totaling
$4,000,000 a Year Given.
PUBLIC NEEDS CONSIDERED
Chief 8ton Consent Reluctantly
Rather Than Caas Bmt ferine and
Inn to Innocent Bystander.
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Engineer attested. T.00.
CHICAGO. Dae. 14. (Special.) roor
intlllona of dollars a year aaa what tha
official of 1 Western railroad put In
tha stockings of tha Iccomotlv ngtneTS
today. Tha gift brought pac and
good-will" and averted what might have
proved ona of tha moat disastrous
strike In tha history of tha country.
Commissioner of Labor Char lea P.
Nclll ptayed tha part of Santa Claua
to lha engineers. For sven days ha
worked lo bring tha rallnpada and tha
engineers toaethar and with hla work
arcompllsod n left tn tha afternoon for
Ma home tn Washington to apend Chrlst
maa with T.la family.
In spit or their repeated aaaertlons
that thy had reached the limit, th
maoaf era tnade conceaalona In tha face
of a threatened atrlke. Conceaalona
were nude by tha engineers, alao. but
they eatabllshed two of tha chief points
for which ther contended Jurisdiction
over motor-truck, and an lacreaaed
schadnla for tha Mallet type of engtne.
The Inereaee granted the men runa aa
high aa 14 per cent on certain engines
and aa tow as t per cent on tha higher
paid runa. Tha average Increaaa to the
payroll of tha rallroada la 10 1-4 per
Stona Reluctantly Acrrpt.
Tha eeoaprotnlse worked oat by Dr.
KoUl m taken up by Orand Chief
0ton of tha Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers and tha members of hi
advisory board this morning In tha Great
Northern Hotel, while W. B. Scott, of
tha Prise llnea and his associates, dle
c aaa i l the subject In their room at the
Tha following letter waa sent Dr. NelPJ
by Mr. atone, which settled tha con
troversy: "Replying to your letter of even date,
wberela yoa submit for oar consider
tlan a propoaltloa embodying tha terms
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CLOSE TO MILLION
TOTtTT,ArD OFFICE EXCEEDS
ALL PREVIOCS RECORDS.
Business of Christmas Waek Alone
Is Half That of Entiro Year
Only Quarter Century Ago.
Poatmaatar Merrick Is easily tha big
gest Santa Clans. Ha has presented a
gift to Portland by making tha Portland
Postofflce virtually a 11.000.000 Inatltu
tlon. The receipts at tha Portland office for
the year ending next Saturday will ex
ceed IJIe.OO. according to an estimate
made yeaterday by Aselatana Poatmaa
tar Williamson. Th total receipts for
IrOt were I77I.SS. Th Increaa In busi
ness over last year amount to 114s,
147. or 1 per cent.
With l10t the banner year, the month
of December also will eclipse the rec
ord of any previous month In the his
tory of the office. According to an es
timate made yesterday tha receipts for
this month will reach a total of SlOi.OOO
by Saturday night. The buelness don
o far thla month Is more than S9S.00O.
or about 110.000 tn excess of the best
month the office ever had.
Chrlstmss week, ended last night, gav
another record by surpassing the busi
ness oftbe corresponding week of last
year by about Z per sent. The receipts
amounted to $33,000.
In 1IU. juat It year ago. the total
receipt for the entire year wr l,00.
or exactly double th total receipts for
this Christmaa week.
In 1ST th annual receipts were ti.-
00 or leas than the record for any one
week of the preaent month.
Receipts of t:4.000 In 1S7S and receipts
of l:s.000 In 1)10 tell the story of the
progress of Portland.
WOMAN IS ON CHAIN GANG
Disguised as Man She Works Four
Days Before Discovery.
MUSKOGEE. Okla, Deo. . 14. After
working four days on the streets of
thle city with the "chain gang" "Will
Taylor was found to be Mrs. Lawrence
Han Ion. of St. Louts.
Mrs. Ilanloa put on men's clothing
November J and with her husband
atarted for th Southwest, seeking
work. Stranded here, husband and
wife were picked up and sentenced to
1 days with the chain gang. .
When hire. Hanloa came out for the
tools this morning shs forgot the
heavy man's gloves she had been wear
ing and the Jailor became suspicious of
her slender wrists and pink nails.
Questioned, she admitted the deception
and was transferred to the woman s
ward. Officers In charge of the chain
gang say Mrs. Hanlon did more work
tn the four dsys than any of th man.
SON OF RICHMAN STARVES
Descendant of Founder of Mormon-
Ism Delirious Front Hunger.
NEW YORK. Dec 24. Half dellrloua
from starvation. John Smith, who says
ha Is a descendant of Joseph Smith,
founder of the Mormon Church, and tha
son of Charles Smith, a wealthy retired
publisher of Princeton. 111.. Is In Belle
vue Hospital tonight, critically 111.
Twice an hour he Is fed warm milk
Ilk a baby.
His ejrestest desire Is to sleep, but In
lucid Intervals he gave his nams and
descendants with a history of family
troubles, wandering days and no work.
For 21 days he says he has had little to
eat. He applied for admlsaton to Belle
vue yesterday, too weak to account
DEATH STOPS HOMECOMING
Message Sent, Man Is Killed as He
Crosse Track to Board Train.
tiiM -r Xf X TTJeo. Jacob Wees. Af
Wichita. Kan- wsa struck snd killed
here today oy a pw-"tT train on mi
Burlington Railroad. He waa on his wsy
rmm Wichita to spend Chiiexmas with hla
brother at his home In Qitlncy. 111. Hs
had left hla train to aend a telegram
onto hla brother aa follow.:
"Home for Christmas at 2 o'clock thla
Returning lo his train he waei atruck
by ona from the other direction. Hla ,
wife and a tO-year-old aon were with Mr.
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BY GOLD AVIATORS
Openingof Los Angeles
DAR!NS FEATS PERFORMED
Brookins Causes Spectators to
Gasp by Vertical Glide.
HOXSEY ASCENDS 6250 FEET
Intense Cold Forces Him to Aban
don Attempt to Establish Altitude
Record Curtiss in Bi
plane Races Parmalee.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 24. Thrill after
thrill rewarded the huge crowd that
forsook Christmas testlvltlss and shop
ping today to wltnsss the opening of
the second annual International avi
ation meet here. Spiral glldea from
altitudes of 2000 feet or more; dips that
thrsatened tha instant death of the
daring msn who performed them and
aa exciting race between Glenn Cur
tiss and P. O. Parmalee. of the rival
Wright team. wr some the features
of the day.
Cold Forces Descent.
Arclr Hoxsey. of Pasadsna. another
member of th Wright team, tried to
establish a new altitude record ot
11.000 feet, but after climbing 4IS0
feet, the cold forced him to descend.
He came down In cork-scrsw glides
tbst brought the crowd to Its feet
Walter Brookins. of Dayton. O.. also
thrilled the spectators by a 2000-foot
n.i. that hrouaht him back to earth
with-iTifidsV tha speed of a falling
meteor. At times his planes were al
most vertical as he whirled downward,
and tha crowd gaspsd when, within a
few feet of the ground, he suddenly
shifted his planes and ssnt his flying
machine almost straight Into the air
Glenn Curtiss hided his tlms until
Parmalee brought out his "baby"
Wright, hallsd as th fastest flyer
tn th world for a speed test. Then
Curtiss hauled his own biplane, a 0
horaapower flyer, out of the hangar.
Parmalea was circling about the field
with the speed of a gale, passing In
turn svery one of Ave other machines
In the air at th Um when Curtiss
appeared. Curtiss made circuit around
the pylons at a spsed comparatively
slow. Then he pseded up his motor
and Just in front of" th grandstand he
went by the baby Wright like a sprint
er passing a toddling child. Curtiss
was unofficially timed at more than
0 miles an hour. Ths Judges caught
Parmalee'a time at S4 mllea
Englishman Has Poor Luck.
James Kadlsy. th English aviator,
gav th crowd more than ona scar.
His machine performed erratically all
afternoon and In consequence he never
rose to a height of more then SO feet.
Even then the monoplsne got beyond
his" control several times. Once all
those In the press boxes were forced
to "duck" to save their heada as Bad
ley sped by at 40 miles an hour, not
more than five feet above them. Again
he flew low and his machine swerved
towsxd a fence, but stopped within a
few Inches of an Iron railing.
.. i. .v., however. Radley Droved his
machine to be th faster on the field.
according to th time of the Judge for
tha Ave kilometer coure.For thla die-,
tanc Badley's time waa 1.-M2-S. and
Glenn Curtiss" 1:51 flat. Radley also
won the prlxe for quick starting."
While Curt las waa In the air Hying
at a height of about 100 feet Walter
Brooklnev of th Wright team, mad two
rmn tn r4.e. but failed. He nr. tin
trying tor tne time ana took ine ma
INDEX OF TODAfS NEWS
; Th Weather.
TESTER DATS Maximum tempemtuw, 48
degrees; minimum, 43 degrees.
TODAY'S Pundsy, fair; Monday probably
fair; westerly winds.
Surrender of Xararro and his army to Mex
ican rebel reliably reported. Section 1.
Aaquith prepare for final strurclo with
Lord, who show signs of yielding. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Missionaries In - China call for relief for
s.OOO.OOO left starving by floods. Section
1, page 8.
Charges against Count and Countess tVAulby
dropped. Section 1. page 2.
Government and Nationalists clash In China.
Section 1, page 6.
Heirs of Helga de la Breech start content
Involving Swedish and Danish courts in
scandal. Section 1 page 6.
Countess Do Beaufort goes to father's borne
to avoid seeing husband. Section 1.
Daring flight mark opening of Lo Angeles
aviation meet. Section 1. page l.
Neill's compromise) accepted and engineer
strike prevented. Section 1. page I.
Prize scores of opera worth t5A.(K0 stolen
in new xoric section x. page .
fian Francisco holiday trad is large. Sec
tion l, pace 8.
Indictments and confessions of bribery In
Adams County. Ohio, may reach 2000.
oectlon I. page 4.
Bold aviator thrills crowds at Lo Angele.
bee lion 1. page 1.
Thousands hear Tetrazxlnl sing In open air
at ban Francisco, section jl, page
Murphy prepares to seize New York fctat
spotis ana oreaa witn uix is u ,
Section 1. page 2.
Bill to HmnllfT tvasHatratttrrn of voters oro-
posed by County Clerk Fields. Section
-t. page a.
Forty swimmers to take dtp In Willamette
tomorrow. Section 4. page o.
Cavitl brothers, great swimmers, were taught
oy ratner. Section 4. page e
McCredles' two teams may train In Fresno.
Section 4. page 6.
Cgptaln McCan. of Hood River, tells of
horse deal he mad in East, section .
Season's duck shoot is short, but good. Sec
tion 4. page 4.
James J. Corbet t reviews 1910 pugilistic af-
fair and take look Into future. Sec
tion , page 1.
Oregon' University changes Interscbolaattc
track meat date to May IX Section z.
Larned beat alnelea tennla player and
Hackeu-Alexander team lead In doubles
of 1910. Section 2. page 2.
Hill Military Academy football team electa
c oiorad o boy captain xor a w i i v
2. page 2.
Australian sporting ' expert coming
lightweight champion in Clabby. Section
2. page X.
Flat salary bill for state printing i out
lined. Section 1, page 6.
OU more Jfc Pittsburg road mad defendant
in S&UO.O00 eult. Section 1, page .
Crap game loee thoussnds to Seattle
' gambler. Section 1. page .
Washington Tsx Commission recommends
constitutional reform. Section 1. page 7.
Eastern bond buyers fear new tax amend-
enent Section 1, page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Unusual conditions In rlco market. Section
2. page 7.
Fear of drouth damage strengthens Chicago
wheat market. Section 2. page 7.
Kasy money rates at New York Indicated by
cash now from Interior, Section 2, page 7.
Grays Harbor's largest salmon and olam
pack. Section 2. pag 7.
Captain Rorvlk. of tug Vosburg. plays part
of deep-sea Santa Claua. Section 2,
rortlaad and Vicinity.
Railroads grant less thsn one and .one
third rate to woolgrowers mseting. Sec
tion 2. page 8.
Season brings good cheer to poor. Section
1. page HX
Arrests follow strange tale of kidnaping,
told by Joe Demarco. Section 1. page 10.
Local men to continue at head of Harrlman
merger for several week. Section 2,
Lid down on North End. hut - South End
runs "wide open." Section 1, pave 8.
Blessings won by all who assisted In pro
duction of People's Institute "Fairyland.
Section 1. page 8.
William Held denies Indebtedness to Port
land. Oregon, ueacoast nan way. oecuon
8. page 7.
New apple district Is developed on western
slope of ML Hood. Section 4. page 9.
Boy city to bo formed In Oregon. Section
4. pag i.
Fire underwriters say city needs roor stor
age reservoirs ana more nr companies.
Section 1. page 4.
People expend $fJ7B.000 for Christmas gifts
10 ner cent Increase over lOOt). Section
1. case 4.
Pott off ire fore copes with unprecedented
holiday rush, section l. page v-
Bonds, near due. with money all epent.
show neea ot smiting xunas. section x.
Following divorce C. H. Chick, wealthy tlm-
berman. is suea oy son tor dkk pir
Section 1. page 9.
Railway Commission says Southern Pa
cifies proni are iwoiien ntu pr kku
since 1818. Section 1. page 10.
Rose Festival managers plan big "potlatoh
as lea lure ox coming snow, oecuua
Publicity ystem of O. R- A "N. will be con
tinued. unur new aiwuicvu. vu si
magnitude. Section 1. page 8..
Beal Estate and Building.
Contractors are busy with big office struc
tures. Section 4. page io.
Nw ordinance makes radical change In
building cod, section . pag .
Completion Hawthorne bridge renew busi
ness activity, section . pag v.
Qraln elevators will line Hayden Island.
hc t ion . page b.
Ten-story apartment-house tej cost $220,000.
Section 4. pag a.
Female Santa Clans Darned Alive.
BUFFALO. N. Dec !-Mr Cath
erine Sund, of Perry street, waa fatally
burned tonight while playing Santa Claua
for her t-year-oia cniia. ine name xrora t
a csndle Ignited a false beard she wore- I
PEERS' FATE WILL
SOON BE SEALED
Asquith Prepares for
BUT LORDS INCLINE TO YIELD
Giving Up Veto Better Than
Host of Liberal Peers.
IRISH GAIN MUCH PRESTIGE
Though Thrown Into Background by
Russian Burglars, Crime, Bolton '
Disaster and Spies Trial, Poll- ,
tics Holds Public Mind.
BT T. P. O'CONNOR.
(Special cable to the Chicago Tribune. Copy
right 1910. by the Tribune Company.)
LONDON, Dec 14. Within ths last
few dsys the approach of Christmas, the
murders of the police In the Hounds
ditch robbery, the gigantic coal mine dis
aster near Bolton and the conviction of
two British officers as spies in Germany
have pushed politics aside.
The Houndsdltch murders created a
profound Impression and In the first impulse-
the universal arming of the police
with revolvers and mors severe measures
against alien immigatlon were advocated,
but, though the episode was a startling
reminder of ths disorderly and danger
ous elements Introduced In England by
the Russian reaction, the London people
already talce a more sober view. - ,
The gigantic coal mine disaster brings
poignant grief to Irishmen, as a good
proportion of the 150 victims were
Irish, and mining is the one English In
dustry where Englishmen and Irishmen
have lost all racial antipathies In com
mon work and common perils.
Liberals Strong as Ever.
The espionage - trial was taken with
perfect calmness by the English press,
and the trial was conducted with fair
ness and an absence of rancor by the
German court. According to all journals
In both countries, it is expected that the
Imprisoned officers soon will be released
and the episode leaves less bad blood
than might have been expected.
Though for the moment submerged,
politics still haunts the general imagina
tion. As In a ceck-and-neck race on a
horse track, interest in the general elec
tions was maintained to the last possible
moment, as the supreme question was
whether the Liberal ministry would
come back as strong as at the begin
ning of the election.
Aa each day brought almost a mathe
matical equality of gains and losses to
the Liberals and Tories, the parties each
new day watched with the same feverish
eagerness. The last day of the election
Involved the whole problem, as the one
seat in Scotland held by the Liberals
was expected to go back to the Tories.
Asquith Prepares for Climax.
Now that ' the result is finally known,
the Liberals and Irish are profoundly
satisfied. Borne disappointment was felt
at the loss ot a few seats which better
management might have saved, or which
were lost by some accident or an Infin
itesimal majority, as in Mile-End. where
a Tory was returned by a majority of
But the great fact remains that.
contrary to all election precedents, the
same Liberal ministry was returned
three times in succession and the sec
ond time on the same issue. That
Issue Is th abolition of ths gets power
of the House of Lords.
Premier Asquith gave Indication of
th urgent Importance and close ap
proach of the struggle on this question
by his . hurried visit to the King. Be
yond all question, Asquith and other
Liberal . ministers mean business, and
will withdraw from office unless they
are allowed to carry out their full
programme of reform.
There will be no real opposition, x
believe, from the King, or even from
the House of Lords. I regard the abo-
PATROLMAN HENSOX - FIRES
WITH DEADLY EFFECT.
Sergeant Wanless Hit by Bullet.
Beatty Shoots at Fugitive Man
acled Man Escapes.
In a flerce exchange of shots be
tween three fpatrolmen and two men
who resisted arrest, an Austrian, name
unknown, was killed and Sergeant
Wanless wounded in the arm, shortly
after 1:80 o'clock this morning.
Patrolman Carl D. Henson fired the
shot that killed tne fugitive. The dead
man's companion, manacled, . escaped.
Sergeant Wanless' wound Is a slight
scratch on the arm. A
The trouble began at Third and
Burnslde streets when Officer Abbott
arrested two drunken soldiers. A
crowd gathered and Sergeant Wanless
ordered the men to disperse.
With a companion the Austrian re
fused to obey and Wanless at once
placed them under arrest.
While the officer was placing hand
cuffs on the Austrian's companion the
Austrian drew a gun and fired twice
at Wanless, one bullet passing through
his left coat sleeve. The assailant
then turned and fled down Third street
At this Juncture Frank Beatty, Dep
uty Sherifr, arrived and guarded the
handcuffed prisoner, while Wanless
started In pursuit.
Patrolman Henson heard the firing,
and as the Austrian reached Couch
street saw him Are at Wanluss. Hen
son's command to halt being unheed
ed, he fired twice at the fleeing man.
The first shot went wide, but the sec
ond struck the Austrian full inr the face.
Henspn shot and killed a negro April
16, 1908. after a revolver battle in
which 15 shots were fired.
SLASHER IS ABROAD AGAIN
Man Who Cuts Women's Dresses at
Work in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 24. (Special.)
"Jack, the Slasher," who two years ago
created a reign" of terror among women
oh both sides of the bay, has resumed
operations. The first report of his work
has been made to the police and Chief
Seymour has sent out a warning to all
policemen to be on the lookout for him.
. His method is to Jostle women on a
streetcar, along the crowded sidewalk or
In stores where there Is a great throng
and, thus engaging their attention, slash
their dresses with a knife or razor. He
first appeared in Oakland Just before
the Christmas holidays two years ago",
and with maniacal shrewdness managed
to frustrate all efforts to capture him
during the two months be was operat
ing. He had not been heard from until last
night when one woman reported that her
skirt had been cut while she was shop
ping during the afternoon.
WOMAN LEAPS OFF TRAIN
She Jumps With Two Children Be
fore It Stops, and Is Injured.
OG ALLAH, Kan., Dec 21 Mrs. Mary
Griswold and her two children Jumped
from a fast moving Union Pacific train
near Ellis, Kan., last night. Mrs. Gris
wold Is a widow. , . .
Her home is eight miles northeast of
Ellis. Her skull and collarbone were
fractured. Her condition Is dangerous.
The children were only slightly injured.
Mrs. Griswold feared the train would
not stop at the station, where she want
ed to get off. .
GERMAN PRINCE STICKS PIG
Heir to Throne Has First Experience
in Sport at Jaipur.
JAIPUR, India, Dec 24. The Ger
man Crown Prince had his first expe
rience at pig sticking and tiger-shooting
He speared - a fine boar and shot a
full-grown male tiger near the place
where the late King Edward, the Rus
sian Emperor and King George also
shot their first tiger.
TO REBEL TROOPS
Mexican General's Sur
ARMY HAS BEEN IN STRAITS
Government Denies Report,
but It Is Held Reliable.
FURTHER REVOLT FEARED
Diaz at Last Realizes Situation Is
Serious and Rushes Troops North.
Rebels Make Special Mark
of Federal Officers.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 24. (Special.)
General Navarro has surrendered to the
rebels, according to a report that reached
here today from authorities which have
heretofore proved reliable In the matter
of war news.
The Government denies the report and
says that he la awaiting reinforcements.
Officials say Pedernales is not menaced
seriously, by the rebels.
It Is known from other sources thai
Navarro has been having a hard time.
His men are not used to the severe Win
ter climate of Chihuahua. They are not
properly clothed and are short of food
and ammunition. It is considered here
that if Navarro has not surrendered, he
Is liable to do so at any time.
Another report today says that Na
varro has not surrendered, but ha de
serted with his men to the rebels. This
is not believed.
Government Shows Alarm.
The Government now acknowledges
that the situation is very serious. All
available troops are being sent north aa
fast as possible to assist Navarro. Yes
terday 300 prisoners were taken from the
Belan prison and drafted into the army.
A considerable portion of the army at
present Is made up of prisoners.
In all the battles that have occurred eo
far, it seems that the rebels have been
shooting particularly at officers. The
percentage of these wounded or killed is
very large. At the battle of Mai Paso
the rebels, who were intrenched on
mountains forming the side of a canyon,
rolled immense boulders down on the
troops. These did more damage than the
Other Uprisings Feared.
The serious condition of affairs in the
north is the principal topic of conversa
tion here. There is much speculation as
to the outcome. It is expected that the
reverses suffered by the Government re- '
cently will lead to other uprisings
throughout the Republic as soon as they
are known. ,
The Government today placed a censor
over the only Mexican newspaper here
which has a leaning toward Madero. Re
cently it has been publishing reports
from the north in favor of the rebels. -
REBELS DYNAMITE BRIDGES
Crew of Captured Train Tells of Thrill
EL PASO, Tex., Dec 24. Engineer
Cobbler and Fireman Mundoza, of the
Mexican Northwestern Railway, arrived
here late tonight and told a thrilling
tale of their experiences while In the
bands of the insurrectos. These men
were in charge of the engine captured
by the insurrectos on Thursday, and for
24 hours they were forced to run the
locomotive at the bidding of their cap
tors. With 3G men on board, the captured en
gine was first run as far south as Sa
blnal, when they started north, burning
and dynamiting bridges as they went. In
all eight bridges were burned and one
dynamited. About CO miles of the road is
At 4 o'clock Friday the engine was
abandoned at Guzman and the trainmen