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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1913)
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VOL. XXXII. SO. 2.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SALEM STAGE SET
PRETTY MISS WINS
KISS FROM TAFT
AUDITORIUM IN ONE
GIRL LOST IN FIRE
ACT POINTED OUT
HALT ALL TRAFFIC
AND QUAKE FOUND
PRESIDENT REJOICES HEART OF
SEVEJT TEAKS' SEARCH BRIXGS
MILWAUKEE ROAD KXOWS XOT
WHERE ARE ITS TRAIN'S.
LITTLE WXOMIXG ADMIRER.
SUCCESS AT LAST.
Forty Days' Session Is
to Open Tomorrow.
CAPITAL ALL IN READINESS
Twenty - Seventh Assembly
ONE CHANCE OF BIG FIGHT
Possibility of Leglslatnre Opening
t'p Quarrel Between State School
Officials Might Start War
Outside Xeeded Legislation.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan. 11
(Special.) The stage Is set for the
27th Legislative Assembly, which con
venes here Monday and Is only awaiting-
the actors. Only a few stragglers
have drifted into the capital during the
past few days, the great bulk of them
having passed their time in Portland
preparing for the 40 days' session.
The sole effort of those legislators
who have been interviewed here during
the few weeks as they have drifted
through the capital for various reasons,
will be along the line of expediting
business and making this assembly an
example which will be hard for future
Legislatures to follow.
With the organization practically out
lined, the selection of a United States
Senator out of the way with a few
minutes' work, and the Governor ready
to read his message, probably Monday
afternoon, the business of the session
will start Immediately.
One Chance at Fight.
There seems now to be but one chance
of a big fight developing over anything
but the needed legislation. This is
found In the possibility of -the Legis
lature opening up the quarrel over the
State School for the Feeble-MInded and
the Oregon State Training School,
which has been the center of the caj
clum here for the past several days.
The hurried adjustment of the trou
bles yesterday would indicate that the
board is desirous of hushing up the
troubles so that they will not receive
an airing in the session.
Remembrance of the bitter and acri
mqnious debates which stirred the pre
ceding session over the State Insane
Asylum question stand out all too vivid
ly for the board to wish to have them
reopened on the other Institutions.
Resolution In Probable.
It has been intimated, however, that
resolutions asking for an investigation
of these conditions will be introduced.
Much will hinge on the question of the
"honor" policy of the Governor. This
has been installed In a somewhat em
bryo stage at the Oregon Training
School and has also figured in some
bitterness which arose between Gov
ernor West and Superintendent Smith,
of the Feeble-Minded School many
weeks ago. This trouble in a measure
was revived with the recent talk of
Investigation and charges against
If there is a big fight on any par
ticular question aside from the regular
legislation and appropriation bills, It is
prophesied that it will develop on the
Governor's "honor system."
lieavy criticism which has been di
rected at the plan which Is in vogue
at tho prison and is reaching out to the
State Training School has been heard
from many parts of the state, and a
number of the legislators are opposed
to the plan of leniency, which throws
hundreds of prisoners unguarded onto
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Girl of Four Refuses to Go Home
Until Kissed and So Appoint
ment Is Made for Her.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. On Presi
dent Taft's appointment list today was
this brief entry:
"Phyllis Wlnstrand. Lander, 'Wyo., to
When that item caught the Presi
dent's eye as he sat down at his desk
he looked about ms office and over in
one corner saw a little girl with blonde
curls looking eagerly at him. Beside
her was a woman, evidently her mother.
"Well, Phyllis," he said as . he rose
from his chair to shake hands, "so you
want to be kissed by the President of
the United States T'
"Yes,- sir," she lisped.
"Well." said the President as he
raised her high In his arms and kissed
her fairly on the cheek, "I hope you
will remember that."
Phyllis is 4 years old. She went
through the White House recently with
her mother and some friends and an
nounced then that she would never
leave Washington until she had been
kissed by the President She was so
insistent that her mother wrote to the
White House and finally made an ap
pointment with Mr Taft. Phyllis left
for her home in Wyoming today quite j
LEA COLLECTION OFFERED
General's Bequest to Widow More
Valuable Than Morgan's.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11. (Special.)
When General Homer Lea died he
bequeathed to his widow treasure in
the form of gems of Chinese art. The
collection, embracing . vases, embroi
deries, china and pottery, is declared to
have no equal in" the world, eclipsing
In antiquity that of J. Plerpont Mor
The Lea collection is soon to be sold
in New York, and it is said in Los
Angeles that men who know Mr. Mor
gan's tastes in this respect are nego
tiating for the major portion of it.
The richest piece is an imperial heir
loom, made in the Cheng Hwa era of
the Ming dynasty nearly 500 years ago,
and its value is variously estimated
at from $5000 to $1,000,000, according
to the appreciation and dollars of the
appraiser. It Is a crackle Ming ware
vase two feet high. This and hun
dreds ot other pieces were given Lea by
Chinese personages in high places.
E. J. HORTON TAKES BRIDE
Junction City Lumberman Weds for
JUNCTION CITY. Or.. Jan. 11. Spe
cial.) E. J. Horton the president of
the Horton Lumber Company, which is
one of the richest concerns in this sec
tion of the state, was married yester
day to Emma Kaping, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. C. Kaping, of this city.
This wedding came as a surprise to
his many friends in this city. The
bridegroom, who is 54, has been mar
ried four times previous to this match.
The bride is only 18 years of age.
Mr. Horton is one of the most well-
todo timber and lumbermen In Lane
County. His timber interests alone are
a fortune. He and his brothers operate
one of the largest sawmills in the state.
$1200 SILVER FOX KILLED
silver Lake Man Secures Animal
Willi Shot Fired From Home.
SILVER LAKE. Or., Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) J. W. Embody, manager of the
Embody Lumbering Company, killed a
big male silver gray fox a week ago,
shooting the animal from an open
window on the second floor of his
house. The pelt of the fox. which was
uninjured by the shot. Is worth from
$1200 to $1500, according to old trap
Market Block Is Likely
.to Be Location.
GENERAL SCHEME COMPLETED
Building Will Accommodate
Ten Thousand Persons.
STRUCTURE TO EQUAL BEST
Architect Freedlander Maps Out
Working Plan and Will Leave To
day for Xew York to Finish
Details of Construction.
CHIEF FEATURES OF PORT
It will be (In all probability) on
the Market block. Third and Market,
Second and Clay streets, occupylng
It will be of terra cotta and light
The arena style will be followed
on the Interior, making excellent
place for automobile shows, poultry
It will have wide entrances and
special exits, so that crowds may
quickly assemble and quickly dis
perse. Ten thousand persons may pour
out of. the exits In two minutes.
' Lighting system will be of the
best and most scientific order.
Every facility for accommodation
of patrons, such as rest-rooms, smoking-rooms,
full kitchen and equip
ment for banquets; ballroom, etc.,
will be installed.
Special sliding wooden floor with
seats attached for certain occasions
will be Installed.
Stage will seat 600 persons alone.
Private entrance ' on Second and
Third-street sides for autos.
Floor will be absolutely flat, de- ,
signed particularly for big shows.
Will be absolutely fireproof and
modern la every particular..
Probably on the site of the so-called
Market block. Third and Market, Sec
ond and Clay streets, will be completed
within a year one of the finest audi
toriums in America. While the site
named -has not been selected officially,
lack of funds with which to purchase
a new one virtually forces the Com
mission to use this one.
J. H. Freedlander, of New York, with
whom is associated A. D. Seymour, has
been here for a week and last night,
at the Hotel Portland, gave out the
general working plans of the Auditor
ium, for which the people of the city
have provided a bond issue of $600,000.
He has been conferring with the mem
bers of the Commission, of which Theo
dore B. Wilcox is the chairman, and has
completed all preliminary details and
will leave for his home and headquar
He is full of enthusiasm over Port
land and declared his utter surprise at
the activity in the building line here
and at the thoroughly modern con
struction that is being accomplished.
"I have been very greatly surprised,"
said he, "at your busy city. I had no
idea it was so large and so progres
sive. Why, we have no better class of
buildings in New York than you have
here, except a few that are put up
strictly for luxury. It is amazing, the
enterprise Portland has, and I congrat
ulate your citizens."
Building; to Be Unsurpassed
Mr. Freedlander was the winner in
a competition in which more than 60
architects all over the Country partici
pated. He and his associates will have
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Miss, X'ow 12 Years Old, Loves Fos
ter Parents and Would Xot
Return to Her Own.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo, Jan. 11. (Special.)
A search of almost seven years ended
here this week when the police found
Mr. and , Mrs.- Henry Sorensen living
In the outskirts of St, Joseph, and with
them a 12-year-old girl whom they had
brought up to think she was their own.
It was an echo from the San Francisco
earthquake and Are of 1906. The day
before the disaster Mrs. Martha Green-
leaf sent her daughter, Alice Loree,
then 6 years old, to visit the Sorensens
over night. The next day the Soren
sens home was. in ruins and so was
the home of the Greenleafs. Search
failed to reveal any traces of the Sor
It was not until a month ago that
Mrs. Greenleaf managed, through
relative of Mrs. Sorensen, to get a clew
which ultimately led to St. Joseph.
Then an appeal from the mother in
duced the police . to concentrate their
efforts toward finding the Sorensens.
They succeeded and telegraphed to Los
Angeles, where the Greenleaf family Is
now living, that the Sorensens had
The girl's blue eyes opened wide with
amazement when her foster parents
told her of her parentage.
"I'll never leave you, never," she
cried.. "I don't know these, other peo
ple who say they are my family."
The Greenleafs have telegraphed that
they will institute proceedings to gain
custody of the girl.
12-YEAR-OLD BOY INJURED
Willie Wicke Run Over by Motor.
Concussion of Brain Resulting.
Stepping off a streetcar before it had
stopped yesterday, shortly after 3 P.
M., Willie Wicke. 12 years old. son of
Mrs. Mary E. Wicke, of 1060 East
Washington street, was struck by an
oncoming automobile and knocked
down, sustaining concussion of the
brain. , A. Kirchner, of 232 East Forty
fourth street, who was driving the au
tomobile, pierced the boy up and rushed
him to the Good Samaritan Hospital,
where at first it was feared hia skull
At a late hour last night the boy was
still wandering in his talk and will be
treated at the hospital for a few days.
The strange part of the accident was
that the -machine went right over the
boy, without doing any other injury
than that occasioned by his striking
Shortly before this accident Mr.
Kirchner collided with, another auto
mobile, smashing his front guard and
TOSS OF COIN WINS PLACE
Jfortb Bend City Council Deadlocked
Over President for Time.
MARSHFIELD, Or, Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) While not recognised as legal
by the city charter, the toss of a coin
decided who was to be president of the
City Council of North Bend last even
ing. The Council was hopelessly dead
locked on the proposition, and it looked
like an all-night session, when someone
proposed that the contestants. Dr. Bar
tie and L. F. Falkenstein, toss up a
coin to see- who should wear the hon
The gentlemen agreed and the coin
was flipped, with the result that Falk
enstein was the lucky caller, and then
to legalize the matter so that it would,
appear on the records In strictly par
liamentary form, the council then took
another vote and gave the ballot to the
Millionaire Dies as Wife Reads.
AUGUSTA. Ga Jan. 11. Dr. I.
Devere Warner, millionaire manufac
turer and philanthropist, of Bridge
port, Conn., died suddenly at his Win
ter home here today, while his wife
was reading to him
Irrigation Nen Urge
Relief for Settlers.
STATE'S NEGLIGENCE SHOWN
Congress Seeks Action on CO'
lumbia Southern Project.
CELIL0 PLAN IS INDORSED
Proposal to Hare State Power Plant
on Columbia Is Recommended and
County Good Roads Bonding
Measure Is Sought.
OFFICERS ELECTED BY OREGON
President. William Hanley, Burns.
First vice-president A. B. Thom
Second vice-president C. C. Chap
Third vice-president M. J. Lee,
Secretary-treasurer J. T. Hlnkle,
Unqualified declaration that the Ca
rey act has not operated successfully
and presentation of a 'substitute plan
whereby the settler can give a first
mortgage and secure immediate title
to his land were contained In resolu
tions unanimously adopted by the Ore
gon Irrigation Congress yesterday afternoon-
Further resolutions urge the State
Legislature to provide funds for the
immediate relief ot settlers on the
Columbia Southern project in Crook
County; to pass a county bonding act
for the construction of good roads, and
to appropriate money for the thorough
nvestigation of the Columbia River
power project as advocated by John H.
Lewis, State Engineer.
Settlers' Safeguards Souajht.
One of the most important and the
shortest resolutions provides that no
reclamation project be opened for set
tlement until the water is ready for
distribution. This would prevent such
disastrous results as those experienced
by the Columbia Southern settlers.
Residence requirements on irrigation
projects constructed by the Reclama
tion Service were declared unjust and
unreasonable and action was urged that
will allow water-users 25 years in
which to repay the Government for
President-elect Wilson was asked to
appoint a "Western, and preferably an
Oregon man, possessing legal learning,
knowledge of actual conditions existing
in the West and the judicial tempera
ment essential to the proper discharge
of the duties of the office for Secretary
of the Interior." No mention of either
Joseph N. Teal or Will R. King, both
of whom are candidates for the honor,
Adjudication of the water rights un
der the Central Oregon Irrigation Com
pany's project, which was made the
subject of an address at Friday's meet
ing by A. O. Walker, of Alfalfa, was
asked in a separate set of resolutions.
Forestry Work Indorsed.
Legislative appropriation of $50,000
to be used with a like amount already
promised by Secretary Fisher, of the
Federal Interior Department, in inves
tigating Irrigation and power projects
as outlined by J. N. Teal before the
congress, was advised.
The State Board of Control was com
mended for its work in the adjudica-
Tolegraph Wires Gone and Trans
continental Lines Badly Hit.
Army of Men Recovers Train.
-SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 11. A heavy
snow storm that began at noon in the
Cascade Mountains has almost put a
stop to traffic on the mountain di
visions of the Northern Pacific, Great
Northern and Milwaukee railways.
A Northern Pacific passenger train is
being dug out of the snow near tunnel
No. 4, west of Stampede Pass. The
Milwaukee, has no telegraph wires and
does not know where its trains are,
and Great Northern trains are marked
12 hours late.
Up to 9 o'clock tonight nearly three
feet of snow had fallen today on the
Northern Pacific mountain division, but
the precipitation was becoming lighter.
A passenger train due in Seattle at 6
o'clock tonight was almost burled by
a small snowsltde near Stampede. An,
army of men with shovels had dug out
all of the train except the locomotive.
The passengers probably will arrive
here at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning
Passenger trains Nos. 1 and 5 are being
held at Ellensburg. All trains proceed
with rotaries in front of them. A
Great Northern train due here at 9 this
morning arrived at 7:40 tonight.
With no telegraph wires, traffic "on
the Milwaukee is at a standstill, and
no trains are arriving or departing
over that road tonight.
Commercial telegraph "wires in West
ern Washington are suffering as a re
sult of a fall of wet snow that began
at dusk and Is continuing.
SHIP BREAKS CRANKSHAFT
Grosser Karfuerst, With 1000 on
Board Flashes Xen-s.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11. (Special.) A
wireless message was received today
from the steamer Grosser Karfuerst, of
the North German Lloyd line, en route
from Bremen to New York, with 1000
passengers aboard, that she has broken
a crankshaft in latitude 46.40 North.
longitude 39 West.
The steamer Is proceeding here under
half speed, but will not arrive until
This Will cancel her trip to Panama
on January 16, for which more than 00
persons had secured passage. The wire
less message was received here via
Cape Race. The vessel was oft the
Grand Banks when the accident hap
pened. REPUBLICANS LOSE TWO
Democrats and Progressives Could
' Control at Olympla.
SEATTLE, Jan. 11. State Repre
sentatives William A. Arnold, ot Wah
kiakum County, and Herbert K. Row
land, of Benton County, today took
part in a caucus of Progressive mem
bers of the Legislature. They had
hitherto been counted among the Re
publicans. The. Republican strength in the
House, after these defections. Is 47
votes, as against 31 Progressives, 18
Democrats and one Socialist. A coali
tion of Progressives and Democrats
could control the House.
The caucus agreed to support Thomas
J. Corkery, of Spokane, for Speaker of
CHECK ARTIST IS CLEVER
A. Johnstone Said to Have 'Doctored'
$3.25 Paper to $53.35.
MARSHFIELD. "or.. Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) That A. Johnstone, now under
arrest in Coquille for forgery, is an
artist in that line is proved by develop
ments since he was arrested last week.
The latest development shows that he
"doctored" a Smith-Powers Company
check for one and one-half day's work,
which amounted to $3.25, but when it
came into the bank It read for 11
days, and the amount was $53.35, and
was paid without question.
It has come to light that several
Coquille men had been victimized by
the same criminal, they cashing checks
for sums ranging from $10 to $20.
Breach Will Come if
POWERS' NOTE IS ADVISORY
Turks Declare They Will Not
SOFIA IS BELLIGERENT
Bonmanla Gets Hint That Her De
mands Are Regarded in Light
of Blackmail, Which Will Be
Expensive Later On.
LONDON, Jan. 11. Diplomacy still Is
busy seeking a solution for the Balkan
deadlock. Fears that the peace con
ference will end in failure and that
the allies will take up arms again are
stronger tonight than at any time since
the plenipotentiaries came to London.
Unless Adrianople should fall within
two or three days, which none of the
diplomats can foresee, it appears prob
able that the delegates will leave Eng
land before the end of another week.
A note from the powers will be pre
snted to the Ottoman government on
Monday. It Is firm In tone, and while
recommending Turkey to leave the
question of the Aegean islands in the
hands of the powers, makes it clear
that Turkey has no alternative except
to cede Adrianople.
Collective Note Prepared.
Another note was prepared by the
Ambassadors at Constantinople, but
will be superseded by the collective
communication decided upon at Fri
day's meeting between Sir Edward
Grey, British Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs, and the Ambassa
dors. Since it is necessary to tele
graph the text of this note to the con
tinental capitals for approval, it can
not be delivered before Monday.
All the Ambassadors today had sepa
rate, Informal meetings with Rechad
Pasha and Osman Nazam Pasha, the
Turkish delegates, trying, as one of the
Ambassadors put it, to "square tho cir
cle" and discover a middle course be
tween Turkey, which insists upon
keeping Adrianople, and Bulgaria,
which insists she must have that town.
Turk Not to Be Moved.
The Turkish delegates were Immov
able and said:
"Nothing can induce us to commit
suicide. It is impossible to change our
minds concerning the possession of
Adrianople, for which we have made
sacrifices which no other country has
made. The sentimental and religious
value attached by Mussulmen to Adri
anople can be calculated by our re
nunciation of four-fifths of our Euro
pean territory only because we wished
to keep the holy city. In all the his
tory of wars there is no example of
such generous and important conces
sions as those which we have made to
the allies; so their greediness causes a
"If the war is resumed the allies may
find they have miscalculated their
forces and minimized those of Islam.
They have looked through biased
glasses at their first successes, which,
were due to the fact that we were sur
prised by attack."
Note Is Advice, That's All.
The position of the powers is diffi
cult because their declarations are in
valid unless made by unanimous con
sent. The note was agreed upon for
the reason that, although Turkey com-
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