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VOX. XXXIV. NO
PORTLAND. OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORNING,
JANUARY 24, 1913.
PRICK FIVE CENTS.
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THAW CHEERED BY
Beams on People.
POLICEMEN, SWEPT OFF FEETj
Prisoner Shows Emotion on
Leaving New Hampshire.
TRIP MARKED BY OVATIONS
Jerome Travels In Same Car, but Xo
Sign of Eecosnition Passes Be
tween Prosecutor and Man
on Way to Prison.
BOSTON, Jan. 23. Harry K. Thaw,
n route to New York aa a surrendered
fugitive from justice, met a cheering
-.i,.tii from ten of thousands of I
commuters here early tonight His
train entered .the North Terminal Sta
tion when multitudes of workers were
acurryng home, and apparently most
ef them paused to greet him.
When the beaming face of the man
who killed Stanford 'White was seen,
there was tremendous cheering, and
the crowd swept aa extra detail of
police off Its feet.
C hrerlnaj Crowd Chokes I'latform,
Thaw, who was surrendered to New
Tork authorities today at Concord,
N. H., was bustled through the surging
cheering crowd that choked the plat
forms and filled the upper part of the
trainshed. After reaching an exit he
and his attendants entered a taxi-cab
and were driven to a hotel.
William Travers Jerome, Special
Deputy Attorney-General of New York,
who was in charge of the arrange
ments. decided to remain in Boston
until 1 A. SI, arriving in. New York at
7:05 A. M.
Thaw made no attempt to conceal
bis disappointment over the oelay ana
some of his friends suggested ,that ifjture continue it may rain or snow in
he arrived in New York on Sunday It
would be more difficult for him to
make application for bail.
Prosecutors Travel im Sine Car.
The trip from Concord to Boston
was uneventful. . A crowd of 300
it at her ed at the station in the New
Hampshire capital, waved and shouted
their farewells as the train started.
Thaw responded to the demonstration
by waving his hand, smiling and
He was attended by Sheriff Hornbeck
and two detectives. Mr. Jerome and
Franklin Kennedy, Deputy Attorney
General of New York, made the trip
In another part of the same car, but
there was no sign of recognition be
tween Thaw and the two prosecutors.
Sheriff Hoi mat A. Drew, of Berlin,
and Policeman Clark D. Stevens, of
Concord, who have been Thaw's custo-
! i .j hi. 1C .mnntV.tt unfnt, rn In
New Hampshire, rode with the prisoner I
from Concord to Manchester. Just be
fore his former guardians left the
train. Thaw showed deep feeling over
Sympathizer Ware Farewell.
A small crowd gathered at the Man
chester station to wave their fare
wells. Other little bands of sympa
thizers were on the station platform
at all stations where the train stopped.
While on the train Thaw gave a
statement in which he said:"
"On leaving New Hampshire I wish
to thank its people for their extreme
kindness and consideration for my
mother and myself in our troubles.
We had expected that the decision
might have allowed me to return with
her to our home in Pittsburgh. But
we tnust all submit to the decree of
the Supreme Court."
I JAPAN PRESENTS
DEMAND ON CHINA
POLICY HAS ENTHUSIASTIC SUP
PORT AT HOME.
Document of Unprecedented Import
Said to Deal Chiefly With Mob.
golia and Manchuria.
TOKIO, Japan. Jan. 23. (Special.)
Japan's demands upon China have been
presented by Teka Aoki. the Minister
of this country in Pekin. They are
embodied in 21 articles and are said to
be of unprecedented importance. The
document deals with the general policy
of China in Mongolia and Manchuria,
The Japanese are enthusiastic in sup
port of the move by the Foreign MIn
ister. Baron Kato, and if it is success
ful the country will express its ap
proval at the coming; general election,
thus averting a change in the Cabinet.
Th Jlli Shimno. a leading newspaper
of Japan, says editorially that the
government's move to settle, the lunaa
mental questions of the relations De
tween China and Japan at this time is
opportune. The problem is understood
to have as lis Dasis preservaitwn u.
integrity of China, a policy which will
have the hearty approval of all nations
that hitherto have been interested In
The editorial closes by asserting that
the present negotiations are also cat
cuiated to obtain China's consent to the
AamanA irhlch JlLD&n will make OI
Germany after the war. The princi
pa! points in the negotiations, however,
relate- not to Tsine-Tau. but to the
general policy In the Far East.
QUIT? YES, WHEN HE'S 100
Bailiff Humphrey, at 82, Says He
Feels About 40 Years Old.
"I'm going to resign my position as
bailiff of this court the day I am 100
years old," said "Uncle" George Hum
phrey. court crier of the United States
District Court of Oregon, to Federal
Judira Wolverton yesterday, the 83d
'anniversary of his birth.
How do you feel?" was asked of
the oldest employe in the court.
"About 40 years old," he replied
promptly. "I have never in all my
life been sick enough to be off my
PORTLAND MAY SEE SNOW
Forecawter Says Conditions Are F'
rorabie if Cold Continue".
It tho cast wln1 and low tempera-
Portland today, according to District
Weather Forecaster Beals.. Early yes
terday the mercury dropped to 29 de
grees ' above zero, the lowest point
reached during the present cold snap.
In commenting on the weather yes
terday .Mr. Beals remarked that tern
Peratures over the United States ranged
from 22 degrees below zero to 64 de
FATHERS CONFER DEGREES
Unusual Ceremonies Take Place in
Masonic Lodge in Albany.
ALBANY. Or., Jan. 23. (Special.)
Probably the most unusual ceremony
which ever occurred in a Masonic lodge
in this state took place in St. John's
Lodge here last night, when two
brothers conferred the degree of Master
Mason upon their two sons each father
conferring the degree upon his own boy.
E. L. Wteder presided when his son.
David V. Wieder, received the degree,
and Charles H. Wieder conferred the
degree upon his son, Harold L. Wieder.
AIRSHIP IS LOST AT SEA
Fishermen Unable to Aid Craft Be
lieved to Be Zeppelin.
LONDON, Jan. 23. Fishermen arriv
ing at Noordwijk today assert accord
ing to a dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph Company from Leyden, that they
saw an airship founder in the North
Sea on Friday night
The fishermen, the message adds,
were unable to assist the aircraft. The
description of the vessel given by the
men indicates that it was a Zeppelin.
HIGH SPOTS IN
Capture Held by Wash
ington as Certain.
RIGHT OF INQUIRY CGNOEDED
Burden of Proof Is on
chaser of Vessel.
SECOND VENTURE UNLIKELY
United States Xot Bound to Accept
Findings of British Tribunal
and Diplomatic Exchanges
Probably Will Follow! "
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. The cotton
ship Dacia,. which cleared yesterday
from Galveston for Rotterdam but has
not sailed because of bad weather.
really is heading fairly straight for
British prize court, Administration
officials conceded today.
If she sails, the situation apparently
Is unavoidable, it was pointed out. In
that the State Department, after re
ceiving evidence of the Dacia s sale
from & German company to an Amer
ican citizen could not refuse her reg
istry as an American ship. Neither
can it be disputed, officials say, that J
the British government has a perfect
right to test the genuineness of the
transfer, and the proper authority to
pass . upon this question is a British
prize court .
Birdca la on Purchaser.
The burden of proof apparently is on
the purchaser of the vessel, in view of
the fact that she was purchased from J
a German company by a German
American, and is carrying cargo des
tined for Germany.
A prize court is governed by well-
established rules of evidence, and the
United States Government is not bound
to' accept its findings. If it does not.
the case may be treated diplomati
In the long time which naturally will
be consumed In these proceedings It Is
believed unlikely that fur'her ventures
of the same character will be under
Wllhelmtna Attracts Most Attention.
The case of the food-laden steamer
WlJhelmina, which cleared from New
York todaly for Germany, is attracting
much more interest at the State De
partment than that of the Dacia.
Though the exporters of the cargo ap
pear to feel confident that neither the
ship nor the food can be detained by
the British, owing to the admissions in
the British note replying to the Amer
ican protest against interference with
shipping, their confidence is not shared
by all officials here.
The British . government, having in
mind Lord Salisbury's declaration in
regard to the exemption from seizure
of food cargoes destined for the civil
population of belligerent countries, In
dicated an intention of living up to
this view, but certain reservations
were made under which the cargo
might be seized. "
Reservations Hot Made Clear.
It is not clearly Indicated in the
British note just what these reserva
The State Department declines to
make public its action in the case of
the steamer Farn, which has been or-
ered either to intern or to leave San
uan. Porto Rico. It is regarded as
unneutral for the department even to
admit that such an order has been is-
ucd. much less to reveal th. time
llowed for the German Lieutenant
commanding the Farn to obey the order
the. American Collector, in view of
the fact that British cruisers are
known to be pn the watch for the ship.
STRAIGHT TO COUR
LAST WEEK'S NEWS MAESHALED BY CARTOONIST EEYNOLDS IN PICTORIAL REYIEW.
'Y 7W t ?
INDEX OF TODAFS NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 34
degrees; minimum, 2 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably fair; easterly -winds.
Benewah County in Idaho created by Gov
ernofs signature, section 1, page 10.
Representative Huston is champion bill
flier with 18 to bis credit in Mouse.
Section 1, page 10.
Washington Legislature shows disposition to
consider seriously Mr. Lister's chief sug
gestion. Section 1, page 10.
Legislature In first fortnight of session holds'
firm to economy programme. Section 1,
. page 1.
Washington admits Dacia is heading fairly
straight for British prize court Sec
tion 1. page L
All-night battle rag-es in Argonne and Ger
mans continue attacks in daytime
British fight hard at La Bassee Sec-
tion 1, page 6.
British authorities engage ship for trans
fer of Dacia cargo, section i, page
Japanese professor argues Japan would not
do wrone in keeping Kiau-cnau. . &ec
tion 1, page tt.
Woman makes clea. ior aid for 700,000 Ser
bians. Section 1, page 1.
German airmen raid Dunkirk; British drop
bombs on Zeebrugge ana unent. oecuou
1. Datn 7.
Active campaign in east changing in direc
tion of Hungary, section J, page o.
General Obregon remains loyal to Car rani.
bee tion l, page .
Japan presents Important demands on China.
section 1, page 1.
Minority leader Mann says President Wil
son is building up personal ponucai ma
chine. Section 1, page o.
Democratic Senate caucus adopts ship pur
chase bill as party measure, bee tion
Boston crowds cheer Harry Thaw. Sec
tion 1. page L
Governor Johnson of California says he will
oppose all attempts to change present
anti-alien law. Section 1. page 3,
Louis D. Bramleis says certain amount oi
unrest la desirable. Section 1, page ..
Two more good pitchers would make Salt
Lake pennant conienaer. is opinion. o.
tion 2. page 1.
Mike Gibbons and Jimmy Clabby. two of
greatest fighters, look like pnysicaiiy
ineffective youths. Section 2, page 4.
Pacific Association declares war on doj s
who appear In four-round bouts at oan
Francisco, section Ji, page .
Oregon Quintet begins to show old dash in
play. Section page .
In 1914 drop-kicks exceed those from place
ment. Section a, page 4.
Orecon has track material aplenty for
championship team, section . page .
Court takes under advisement
League's prayer for Injunction.
11, page 2.
The Dalles fetes O.-W. R. X.
for retention of carshops there.
1, page 8.
Experts to gather at Corvallis February
to consider state proDiems. section
' page 5. -
Ex-Judge French, convicted from Wallowa
County, never serves minute of term be
hind bars.- Section 1, page o.
Commercial and Marine,
Wheat trading In local market rherked by
scarcity ot tonnage. Section page i
Peace rumors are Ignored in Chicago wheat
market. Section page id.
Stocks close firm, after early selling move
menu Section 2, page 13.
How Canal is closed to Oregon lumber shown
in argument for new navigation laws.
Section 2, page 5.
Cranley to sail with relief tomorrow oi
Tuesdas'. Section 2, page 5.
Real Estate and Building.
More than $1,000,000 in new building-
projected. Section 4, page 8.
Blake-McFall Company to erect four-story
building on East Side. Section 4, page 8.
Three Important real estate deals are closed
in week. Section 4, page 8.
Automobiles and Roads.
Crowds flock to ee auto show. Section 7,
New highway bill proposed. Section 7,
Franklin pleasure car sale not hit by big
war. Section 7. page 5.
rortland and Vicinity.
New and exclusive service for National The
ater beginning today is described. Sec
tion 3, page 7.
Falls chalet on Columbia Hignway nurns
at loss of SJ3.UUU. section i, page 10.
James P. Moffett makes plea for Oregon
to have sole use of state's building at
San Francisco fair. Section 2, page 7.
J. C. Cooper, G. A. R. veteran, of McMInn
ville, wins Rose Festival slogan prize.
Section 1, page 11.
Experts to help in campaign for rose plant
ing. Section J, page 11. j
Musical programme for 191 5 Rose Festival
is practically complete. Section 1,
Harmony Improvement Society celebrates
10th anniversary- Section i, page 12.
End "persecution" of Jitney, plead petition
ers to court. Section 1, page 12.
Early election on 81.000,000 road bond issue
decided on. Section 1, page 14.
Dean of Oregon medical Echool makes plea
for new buildings. Section 1, page 14.
"City beautiful" committee districts city to
. make garden of entire city for Rose Fes
tival. Section 2, page 16.
Development of Central Oregon's vast tim
ber resources expected to start this year.
SectioT 1, page 15.
City directory canvas Bhows growth in Port
land s population. Section page 6.
Louie Hing. tongman. is found guilty of
manslaughter. Section 2, page 16.
LED loao r
WOMAN PLEADS FOR'
People Without Seed
GREAT DISTRICT DESOLATED
Nation Unprepared for War,
HOMES FOUND IN RUINS
Conditions in Hospitals Appalling.
In One There Are Only 1 3 Xnrses
to Care for J 300 Wounded.
Medicine Is Xeeded.
NEW YORK, Jan. 23. Madame
Slavko Grouitch. wife of the permanent
Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs of
Serbia, arrived from England on board
the steamship Lusitanla today to seek
American aid for 700,000 Serbians who,
she said, were driven from their homes
by the war and most of whom are now
in concentration camps in Southern
and Central Serbia. ,
The Serbian government, Madame
Orouitch taid, cannot re-establish
these refugees on their farms until
after the war. Consequently the Ser
bian agricultural department, she said
sent her to America to obtain funds to
provide the peasants with livestock.
farming implements and seed and grain
to be planted in March and April.
Country AVholly Unprepared.
She said she had visited the Shabatz
region, one of the districts devastated
by the war, and that it was a scene of
desolation. She had served as a nurse
in Serbian hospitals for five months.
'Serbia was utterly unprepared for
the war," she added. "Its army was
unequipped, its supplies exhausted; it
had no uniforms, not enough rifles and
little or no ammunition for Its big
guns. Its medical supplies had been
ordered from Germany and, Austria and
'The first Austrian invasion crossed
the plain of Shabatz and culminated In
the battle of the Tzer Mountains.
When, after a Serbian victory, the Aus-
trians were driven from that district
200.000 persons had been rendered
homeless In that rich plain.
700,000 Driven From Homes.
Many of the inhabitants of this aeC'
tion bad remained to gather their har
vests, but when the second Invasion
took place in the latter part of Oc
tober and the early part of November,
in all 700,000 persons were driven out
and took refuge In the southern part
of Serbia and Macedonia,
"The Matchvia and Shumadla dis
tricts, the garden spot of Serbia, were
devastated during the second Invasion.
'Refugees who are now creeping
back find their homes in ruin. They
are camping near the gallery posts so
as to obtain a little bread from the
authorities and are digging caves and
making huts of boughs to live in. They
need food to live until they can till the
soil again. There is nothing eatable
left in the devastated sections."
Seeds for Planting Needed.
"I hope the United States Govern
ment or the Rockefeller Foundation
will help us. They might send a ship
load of seeds for planting.' I have left
committees in London to organize this
movement and I hope committees for
that purpose will be formed in Amer
ica. I would not divert one dollar in
tended for the relief of the Belgians."
Conditions in the Serbian hospitals,
crowded with the wounded after the
battles, were described by Madame
Grouitch as appalling, owing to the
great lack of anesthetics, all kinds of
medical supplies and of trained nurses.
(Concluded on Page 7.)
,TH SPIRif 0$r J
7 o n if
J A no 8
A J H
Saturday's War Moves
HE most important of the day'
martial development in Europe, it
the report Is based on facts, is th
announcement from Petrograd printed
in Paris that Germany has Informed
Roumania that thelatter country's mil
itary measures and its encouragemer.
of a revolutionary movement in Tran
sylvanla constitute hostile acts. Rou
mania has made no secret of the fact
that her army is virtually on a war
footing, and there have been reports
for weeks that she was about to enter
the conflict on the side of the allies.
Official confirmation of Germany's
stand is not obtainable, however.
Although official descriptions of
fighting on the western front con
tinue to be brief there Is evidence that
it is growing fiercer at many points.
The Germans are showing renewed ac
tivity In the neighborhood of Tpres and
heavy bombardments ot the left wing
of the allies are almost Incessant.
"It Is from the center eastward, how
ever, that the battles are most bitter,
In the Argonne around Verdun and in
Alsace, heavy engagements are la
progress, apparently without any de
cislon having been reached. But these
are merely local affairs compared to
what is expected when the ground be'
comes more suitable for moving troops.
Along the Belgian coast every move
of the Germans is th signal for
renewed bombardment by the British
ships, while the aviators of both forces
are continually dropping bombs behind
the hostile lines.
Dunkirk has been singled out for
German air attack, doubtless because It
is believed it is being used by the
British as a base of supplies from Eng
land, while Ostend, Bruges and Zee-
brugge are receiving attention from
the allies for a similar reason. There
is no confirmation from official sources
of the reported visit of the allies' air
men to Essen and Dusseldorf early in
A remarkable situation has arisen in
Poland. The Russian troops north ofJ
the lower Vistula are now SO miles
farther west than the Germans in the
direction of Warsaw, so that a success
ful crossing of the Vistula would make
a flank attack by either army possible.
The Germans are keeping careful guard
over a possible passage of the river
above Plock, evidently for this reason,
but the Russian objective appears to
lie to the north, rather than to the
o i:. th. On the whole, however, the
Austro-Germans, for political reasons,
must- divert their attention to the
southeast, where the Russians are
pressing through the mountains
According to Russian statements
strong Austrian forces . Already have
been- encountered and there is a sug
gestion that the Russians are expected
to meet serious opposition before long.
The attacks in front of Warsaw have
grown less frequent and apparently are
not being pushed with the same de
termination as previously. In the Car
pathians the armies are snowbound.
The presence of the Austrian heir.
Archduke Charles Francis, and Baron
Burian, the Austro-Hungarian Minister
of Foreign Affairs, at German head
quarters, has also led to talk of dis
sension among the German allies, but
this is not seriously considered. " In
Lloyd's, however, "peace risk" Insur
ance written by the underwriters is be
ing differentiated for the first time as
between Germany and Austria.
The insurance rate on peace between
Germany and Great Britain before July
25 is 75 guineas per cent, while for
the same "risk" respecting Austria it
is 65 guineas per cent.
MT. ANGEL LINE IS OPEN
First Car Kun From Oregon City
Over Willamette Valley Southern.,
OREGON CITT. Or., Jan. 23. (Spe
cial.) The first electric car from Ore
gon City to Mount Angel over the rails
of the Willamette Valley Southern was
The party of 40 that made the trip
was accompanied by all the officers of
the new road: President Grant B. Dlm
lck. Vice-President O. D. Eby. Secre
tary Baker, Treasurer W. A. Huntley
and Directors George A. Harding and
O. W. Bobbins.
A railway streetcar was used. The
new road will have a voltage of 1200.
The first electric locomotive was
brought to. Oregon City today and other
rolling stock is now In Portland.
TOY Tf IAASO S 5V OHV t
OH WHY SHOULO ,
BIG BILLS NOT YET FILED
Commission to Begin Consoli
dation Work This Week.
EFFICIENCY IS OBJECTIVE
Uouse Ixuds in I'und-Slalilng Pro
gramme, but Senate, Too, Is
Active All Continuing
Appropriations May Co.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Ot., Jan.
23. (Special.) On completion of 19
second week ot their 1 0-day grind both
houses of the Legislature have placed
behind them many deeds of perform
ances that indicate their Intention of
remaining squarely on the track ot
economy and efficiency. While the biz
appropriation bills have not yet made
their appearance those measures call
ing for the expenditure of funds a.e
being scrutinized In an effort to keep
all disbursements to a minimum.
Economy without loss of efficiency''
seems to be the motto ot the Legisla
ture. The element ot efficiency is em
phasized quite as much as that of econ
. Joint Commission Ai4.
One of the most pronounced steps to.
ward the end ot efficiency was taken
by concurrence of both lloune and
Senate in the Joint resolution tor tlie
appointment of a joint cominisbion to
receive and consider all bills propua-
ng the consolidation of stale boards
and commissions. This Is a movement
that has been fostered by many mem
bers of either house and fathered by
Governor Wlthycomlie in his inauguial
message. The appointments have been
made lu each uuuse and the Joint com
mission will get down to work befoie
the end of the coming week.
The Senate has gone on recoid for
economy In more ways than one. it
has voted to ubolish the state decen
nial census, which would have cost tlie
various counties of the state an ag
gregate of $100,000. It has repealed
the law carrying an appropriation for
the Naval Militia, which cost the state
approximately K5.000 annually, and
has voted to abolish the State Ac
countancy Board, which ia expected la
save about $30,000 a year.
Both Ileuses Have Funds,
The House at the same time has
passed a census repeal of Ita own. It
expected that the two houses will
concur on one of the two meanurea and
ttuit the other will be withdrawn.
Both houses have passed the bill
bollshlng the State Immigration Cora-
mlssluiK which haa been costing 135,000
nnualiy. However, officials ot the
mmlgration department. In anticipa
tion of the economy plana ot the Leg
islature, had not asked for an appro
priation fur the forthcoming blennium.
The saving In this connection. It Is
pointed out, is merely a paper savins,
therefore, but Is taken to Indicate the
trend of future legislative procedure.
House l.ads In Krtritnr,
Tlie House probably harj taken mots
decisive action along the lines of econ
omy and efficiency than the Senate. Il
passed, Friday afternoon, the Schuebrl
bill providing for consolidation ot all
but an excepted few of the Mate funds
In a general furtC. This, It Is expertod.
will result In a considerable annual
saving to the state.
The House also lins Indicated Its
willingness to puss tho bill repealing
all continuing appropriations. The
messure came up on Ita merits with a
(Cnn,-ltiil.1 on raa H.