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EGGS SAFELY MAKE
LIVING'S COST IS
GULF CLAIMS TEN;
FELT BY COLLEGE
JOURNEY BY MAIL
36 ARE MISSING
PRICE TO SHOOT UP
JOHXS HOPKIXS TO RAISE
EXPERIMENT PLEASING TO POS.
OIL BARGE LOST, SAFETY OF
PRICE OF TUITION.
OTHERS FEARED FOR
XOJ LIIo- 1G.244. PO KTTiAXD. OREGON. 3IOXDAY. DECE3IDER 16. 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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HELEI1 GOULD HULL
WED RAILROAD MAN
HOPE FOR 2 OCEAN
AVIATORS IS LOST
Short Illness Proves
Fatal to Diplomat.
BRONCHIAL ATTACK IS CAUSE
King, Queen and Queen Mother
Quickly Send Condolences.
BRITAIN MAY LEND WARSHIP
Ambassador's Wife Desires to Re-
tarn to America as Soau as Possl
ble Details of Public Funeral
Are Xot Yet Arranged.
LONDON, Dec. 15. Whltelaw Reld
United States Ambassador to Great
Britain since 1905. died in his London
residence. Dorchester House, shortly
after noon today from pulmonary
oedema. The end was quiet and peace
ful Mrs. Reld and their daughter, Mrs.
John Hobart Ward, were by the bed
aide. The Ambassador had been uncon
scious since o'clock in the morning
and at Intervals during: "the previous
14 hours he had been slightly delirious
as a result of the drugs administered
to Induce sleep.
Asthma Contributory Cause.
Sir Thomas Barlow, physician to the
King:, who was called in last week
when Mr. Reed's illness became acute,
and his regular physician. Dr. William
Hale White, Issued the following bulle
tin as to the cause of death: -
"A fortnight ago the United States
Ambassador had a slight bronchial at
tack similar to others which he had
suffered at considerable intervals. On
Wednesday last asthma supervened and
the asthmic paroxysms became very
severe, leading to extreme exhaustion.
"It was hoped that he might rally,
- no pneumonic symptoms-had " ap
peared. With difficulty the paroxysms
of asthma were got under control, but
Sunday morning the exhaustion became
extreme, and he died from pulmonary
oedema at 18:10 P. M.V
Royal Famllj Notified.
The Hon. John Hubert Ward, who
with his wife had been in Dorchester
House continually since the Ambassa
dor's condition became serious, noti
fied the staff of the embassy when
the patient began to sink, and wben
death came he sent word to the King
and Queen In Buckingham Palace, the
Queen Mother, Alexandra, In" Sandrlng
ham, and the officials at the court.
Almost immediately the King sent
his equerry. Sir Harry Legge, to ex
press the condolences of himself and
the Queen. This afternoon messages
conveying the warmest sympathy were
received from the Queen Mothr, Alex
andra, and from other members of the
royal family, from court officials, mem
bers of the court and from various em
bassies and legations, while many per
sons called at the embassy.
Ambassador Sob at Sea.
A wireless message was sent to Og
den Reid, son of the Ambassador, who
left New Tork yesterday In the hope
of reaching his father's bedside before
The body will be Kent home and
probably will be interred in Sleepy
Hollow, but the details will not be
decided on until some communication
is received from Ogden Reid and it is
learned what action the British gov
ernment may desire to take. Mrs.
Reld hopes to sail on Saturday next
should her son reach England In time
to accompany her, but In all probabil
ity the government, will place a war
ship at the disposal of the family for
the transport of the body of the Am
bassador to the United States.
Doubtless there will be a memorial
sen-Ice in one of the cathedrals In
London In addition to services in some
small chapel for. members of the fam
ily and the staff of the embassy. This
being Sunday, nothing could be done,
but If Mrs. RcM has her way she will
start for home at the -earliest possible
IUaen Dates From February.
While Mr. Rcid's condition had been
serious only since Thursday and (he
had been confined to the house only
a fortnight, his Illness really dates
from his return from New York last
February, after his visit here for the
purpose of entertaining the Duke and
Duchess of Connaught. On the voy
age he contracted a cold and found
great difficulty In shaking Itff. When
be did. he was for a time quite feeble.
His friends noticed a great change.
Still he insisted on going to the em
bassy every day and carrying on his
heavy correspondence both there- and
However, Mr. Reid made a consider
able recovery and during the London
season. May, June and July, was act
ive and, with Mrs. Reid, gave the usual
entertainments for which they had
made Dorchester House famous. While
they were not on such a large scale as
some previous entertainments, they
proved a strain on his strength.
The Ambassador went to Harrogate
to take the cure. In September he
made a hurried trip to the United j
States and presided at the dedication
(Concluded on Ps 3.)
Merely Marked Merchandise,' Frail
Commodity Travels 1500 Miles
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. Demon
strating the possibilities of the parcel
. ai-nn it otrrr ulllDDed by mall
froni Oklahoma City, a distance of
about 1500 miles, has been received un
injured by Postmaster-General Hitch
cock. Shipments of eggs are prohibited un
til Tannery whn the rjarcel post be
comes operative. The postal authori
ties were pleased with tne succc3i.u.
Th. .rim n-ranDed In cotton ana pa
per and placed one In each of the di
visions found in tne orainary cBB
dise." and received the usual treatment
accorded ordinary mail matter.
t-t-o-o however, according to the rules
promulgated for the conduct of the new
I-, must hp marked "eggs," and,
naturally, will be carefully handled.
in.P K. Tears, daily delivery oi
eggs to city residents from the country
wlll be the rule rather than the excep
YOUTH AND LASSIE ELOPE
Girl Telephones Next Day to Mother
That She Is Married.
vAvmiTVER. Wash.. Dec. 15. (Spe
cial.) Miss Clara Blinn. member of the
Carmenclta Club, a young women s so
cial organization of this city, and as
sistant in the office of Mayor Irwin.
i..nri and was married yesterday to
Arden Smith, a railway fireman of this
city. The bride Is 21 years oio ana me
bridegroom 19. Mrs. Smith is tne
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Biinn,
of Vancouver. Mr. Blinn is a con
The marriage became known here
today after the newlyweds had tele
phoned to the bride's mother and ln
fnrmri her of the facts. Where the
marriage took place is not known here.
as the couple refused to give tneir
whereabouts when teleDhoning.
Tha imtement vesrerdav was Dlanned
so carefully that the parents or tne
couple were wholly surprised. Miss
Blinn, it is said, induced her mother
in leave the house in the morning to
visit her fiance's mother, and while
she was absent, with the aid of, her
iweetheart. she hastily packed a suit
case and the two left the house.
The bride, in' telephoning her mother
if the wedding, said that they would
return to Vancouver tomorrow.
WILSON IN- STORM AT SEA
President-Elect Chats on Deck as
Vessel Ilolls Near Reefs.
ON BOARD STEAMSHIP BERMU-
niAV. Dec. 15. President-elect Wilson
and his party encountered squally
weather during the first few hours of
their trip out from Hamilton.
A the Bermudlan passed out ol tne
shelter of the Hamilton harbor, she
trH a. much sea that kept the ves
sel rolling for several hours after the
Bermuda reefs were passed. Later the
aaa hprame more calm.
The President-elect experienced no
inconvenience from the Inclement
weather. Instead of finding shelter,
down below," he paced the decks or
chatted with friends in the smoking
room. The Bermudlan is expected, to reach
New York tomorrow morning.
POOR TO GETJHEIR COAL
Ks-Presidcnt Buchanan's Bequest
Saves Lancaster From Famine.
LANCASTER. Pa.. Dec 13. (Spe
cial.) The roor of Lancaster will have
an ample supply of coal this Winter,
thanks to the generosity and fore
thought of President Buchanan, who
was a resident of this city. The dis
tribution of more than 300 tons of coal
will start tomorrow and. be completed
before Christmas among the worthy
The coal was bought by the city from
a fund left by President Buchanan for
charitable purposes. The, annual In
terest now amounts to nearly $3000.
ISMAY IS NONCOMMITTAL
Rumors of Intent to Withdraw From
White Star Line Are Heard.
LONDON, Dec. 15. The withdrawal
of J. Bruce Ismay from the manage
ment of the White Star Steamship
Company has long been regarded here
as merely a question of an opportune
moment. In reply to a query as to his
intentions, Mr. Ismay sent the follow
ing message this evening from Liver
pool: ' -
'I cannot give any Information at
present In regard to the published
statement of my Intention to withdraw
from the White Star line."
CO-ED. BASKETBALL TABOO
Cornell Woman's Adviser Says Game
Is Too Strenuous for Girls.
ITHACA, N. T Dec. 15. The athletic
committee in Sage College has decided
that the women students in Cornell
cannot play basketball against other
colleges. Dr. Ksther Parker, the wo
men's medical adviser, said today that
the nervous strain Is too great.
Basketball Is the most violent form
of exercise, next to rowing, in the
girls" college, she says, and she will
permit the game between local classes
Part, of Wrecked Air
Craft Found at Sea.
SEARCH OF COAST IS FUTiLE
Gale Imperils Glenn H. Martin
in Work of Rescue.
BROKEN PONTOON IS FOUND
Horace Kearny and Chester Law.
Believed to Have Met Death in
Attempt to Fly-Along Coast.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15. Resting
places, on the bottom of the Pacific
Ocean, a few miles from land, are be
lieved to have been accorded by fate
to Horace Kearny, the young Kansas
City aviator, and his passenger, Ches
ter Lawrence. Los Angeles newspaper
man, who started with him as a pas
senger yesterday on an attempted
flight in a hydroaeroplane to San Fran
cisco. After nearly 30 hours of searching,
in which another hydroaeroplane, nu
merous power-boats and automobiles
were used, hope virtually has been
abandoned, although the searchlight of
numerous craft continued until a late
hour tonight to shoot their beams over
the water and the rocky coast north of
Searchers Patrol Coast.
Throughout last night and today
there was cherished the hope that they
had made a landing on the isolated
shore where the barren Mallbu Range
meets the ocean and where It is im
possible to take any sort of vehicle.
Horsemen and volunteer searchers pa
trolled the coaBtllne while over the
ocean, which had been lashed into an
angry sea by a 30-mlle gale, Glenn H.
Martin, a brother aviator, hovered
close to 'the waves looking for a trace
of the ill-fated "Snookums," or its pas
sengers. Martin himself and his passenger,
Frank S. Garbutt, secretary of the Los
Angeles Athletic Club, narrowly es
caped death when they landed on the
waves off Point Mugu, to replenish
their fuel supply.
Part of Kearny Craft Found.
Faith in the proverbial luck of Avi-i
ator Kearney was shattered when a
party of fishermen arrived in Santa
Monica towing behind their motor
boat a hydroaeroplane pontoon. It had
been picked up five miles southwest of
Redondo Beach, and was positively
Identified by Charles Day as the one
he had constructed ; for Kearny's
Day . expressed the belief that the
men had landed on the water, probably
(Concluded on Pe .)
British Steamer Does Not Respond
to Wireless Calls Heavy
Storm Was Raging.
PORT ARTHUR, Tex., Dec. 15. G.
Sand, master of the Standard OH Com
pany barge No. 87, and the nine mem
bers of his crew were drowned Thurs
day night in the Gulf, when a heavy
storm tore the barge from Its tow and
it turned turtle.
Fears are expressed for the safety
of the masters and crews of the British
steamer Impoco 'and the barge Halnut,
totaling 36 persons, which are known
to have been In the path of Thursday
The news of the loss of the barge
was brought today to Sabine by the
oil steamer Perfection, which sailed
from Tamplco, Mex., on Wednesday,
towing the barge loaded with oil.
The impoco sailed from Tamplco the
same day with the barge Hainut with
cargoes of oil. The Impoco did not re
spond to repeated wireless calls rrom
the Perfection, whose officers ex
pressed the belief that both ships went
down with all hands.
Captain Tucker, master, and a crew
of 22 manned the Impoco, and on the
barge were Captain Blshon and a crew
DELAY IS JEMBARRASSING
Failure to Confirm Commissioner
Clark Disturbs Colleagues.
K-AKvrrvfiTON. Dec. 15. Failure of
iho Senate to confirm before the holi
day adjournment of Congress, Decem-
hur 19. Edward E. Clark as Interstate
rmmAfoA film m issloner to succeed
himself will create an embarrassing
situation, in the opinion ol memoers
of the Commission.
commissioner Clark's term will ex
pire January 8 by limitation. Commis
sioners holding office for a term of
vear. and not until their suc
cessors qualify. Mr. Clark was re
nominated and his nomination Is pend
ing in the Senate, held up in accord
ance with the policy adopted in a cau
cus of Democratic Senators to await
a report of the committee on nomina
tions. This may not be submitted for
several weeks. .
t-v. nnmrnkatnnpra noint Out that
Commissioner Clark will have retired
from office before congress reconvenes.
January 1. leaving the Commission
. . i .! .i nmhnrG with PVP TH i
1 L 1 1 UiUJf ' ' " " .
important, investigations pending, with
which Mr. ClarK lias nao. mucu w ui'.
He . is the Commissioner directly in
:harge of railroad tariits.
HIGHWAYMEN ROB FIFTY
Five Negroes Beat Laborers Who Re
sist and Escape With $100.
LIMA. O.. Dec. 15. One man is be
lieved to be dying and seven others
are in a critical condition as a result
of being beaten today by highwaymen
In South Lima.
Frank Holly, of Graham, Va., is said
to be fatally hurt. Fifty men, mem
bers of a construction crew, were
lined up In their camp by five negro
desperadoes. With drawn revolvers
the negroes forced the laborers to give
up what money they had in their pock
ets, a total of more than $400.
Holly and seven others who resisted
were beaten by the highwaymen, who
escaped on horseback.
HE DID HIS SHOPPING EARLY.
Brother Issues For
DATE OF MARRIAGE WITHHELD
Bridegroom-to-Be Is Finley J.
Shepard, of St. Louis.
GOULD FAMILY PLEASED
Friendship Begins In June, 1911, on
Tour of Inspection of Railroad
Y. M. C. A's. Fiance Once
With Northern Pacific.
LAKEWOOD, N. J., Dec. 15. An
nouncement of the engagement of Miss
Helen Miller Gould, or New Tork, to
Finley J. Shepard, a prominent rail
road man of St. Louis, Mo., was made
tlH's afternoon in the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. George J. Gould.
It was said the announcement of the
time and place of the wedding would
be withheld for the present and this
statement was confirmed upon inquiry
In the residence of Miss Gould In New
Family Approve Match.
Mr. Gould made known his sister's
engagement in a formal statement
"Mr. and Mrs. George J. Gould an
nounce the engagement of their sister,
Miss Helen Miller Gould, to Mr. Finley
J. Shepard, of St. Louis." -
. Asked whether he desired to say any
thing additional concerning the engage
ment, Mr. Gould laughed and said:
"There will be nothing more except
that this engagement is most pleasing
to Mrs. Gould and myself."
Mr. Shepard long has been prominent
ly identified with railroad and financial
affairs in the West He Is at present
assistant to the president of the Mis
souri Pacific, with headquarters in St.
inneniea x ttnunp i rruira.
Upon the death of her father. Jay
Gould, In 1892. .Helen Gould, then 24
years old. Inherited a fortune of about
$10,000,000. It has been estimated that
by Investment she has trebled this lor
tune and at the same time devoted fully
half of her time to benefactions which
brought her into world prominence.
She began her benefactions at the
time of the Spanish-American War
when she gave time and several
hundred thousand dollars to the relief
of sick and wounded soldiers, for which
she received the thanks of Congress
In 1899 she led a woman's movement
for the unseating of Brlgham IL
Roberts, Representative from Utah, as
a demonstration against, polygamy
later she became devoted to the In
terests of railroad employes and toward
the establishment of the railroad T. M.
C. A. she gave her personal attention
Concluded on Page 8.)
President Announces as Beginning
That Advance Will Be Made
in Medical Department.
BALTIMORE, Dea 15. (Special.)
John Hopkins University in common
with other big institutions of learning
in the country, is feeling the pinch of
the higher cost of things, and with a
growing enrollment is facing the need
of an increase in tuition fees.
In the last 20 years practically every
big institution has had to raise its
tuition, except Johns Hopkins, Tale
and Harvard. Hopkins raised Its charge
for arts and sciences from $125 to $150
In 1892, and opened its medical depart
ment 'next year with a tuition charge
of $200. ..
, The announcement has just been
made by Dr. Ira Remsen, president, that
for those who enter the medical school
hereafter the tuition will be greater
than It has been in the past.
PERSONAL STATUS DECRIED
T. R. and Bryan Held to Have Had
Bad Effect on Politics.
CHICAGO, Dec, 15. "Principle In
politics has given way in a great meas
ure to personalities in the last 26
years In the United States ow
ing to the presence of William
Jennings Bryan and Theodore Roose
velt In the political arena." Nicholas
Murray Butler, president of Columbia
University, told memoers of the Chi
cago Commercial Club in discussing.
last night, the suDject, "What Is Prog
ress In Politics?"
"The effect of this limitation on our
political life has not been huppy," he
declared. "Passionate feeling has been
aroused at a time when cool reason
was most necessary and blind per
sonal advocacy or blind personal an
tagonism has taken the place of states
manlike examination of principles and
The speaker took a firm stand
against stretching the Constitution, de
claring that the right of amendment
had been given the people for the pur
pose of changing the Instrument when
they deemed It necessary. He also ex
pressed his disapproval of the recall of
judges and judicial decisions.
HERMIT. NEARLY STARVED
Man of 74, Without Food, Found in
' After lying helpless - for nearly a
week on an old cot with barely enough
covers to keep him warm, with doors
barricaded and without anything to
eat, Henry F. Peterson, 74 years old,
was found yesterday by Patrolman
Burstow, at 48 North Seventy-fourth
street, more dead than alive.
The policeman gained entrance by
breaking down the door, the man hav
ing locked the doors and placed boxes
against them." Attention to the place
was called by neighbors who had not
seen , the aged man recently and sup
posed that he was dead.
Although he could not explain any
thing to the policeman, it was appar
ent that he had been In bed and with
out nourishment during the entire
He Is being given medical attention
and will be taken to the county in
UPTON UPHOLDS SUFFRAGE
Sir Tliomas- Says Husbands Should
Even Help Cure for Babies.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec. 13. "I am such
a sincere believer In woman suffrage
that I even believe men should share
the actual care of tho babies, espe
cially the first few months of their ex
istence," declared Sir Thomas LIptun
in a statement here. "I believe most
positively, in woman suffrage," added
'How can any man, if ho loves and
respects his mother, refuse to care fo.
her right of citirenship? I do not ap
prove of the militant, meddlesome
course over-anxious women have pur
sued, but why could we expect there
would not be women agitators as well
For several days Sir Thomas has been
the guest of friends in Atlanta.
CONSTITUTION IS ASSAILED
Defeated Candidate for House
Fight for "Grandfather Clause.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 15. J. L.
Carney, defeated Democratic candidate
for Congress In the, Second District,
will attack the United States Congress,
the constitutionality of the 14th and
loth amendments of the Constitution
and uphold the validity of the Okla
homa grandfather clause.
Carney completed preparation of his
contest cause today and announced he
would forward It to Washington imme
Carney charges his Republican op
ponent. Dick T. Morgan, was elected
because negroes were permiated to
vote for him, although they are dis
franchised by the Oklahoma law. He
contends the 14th and 15th amend
ments are void, because not ratified by
three-fourths of the states.
MINK FARM IS VENTURED
S. O. Martin, of Maplcton, Will
Raise Little Fnr-Bearing Animals.
FLORENCE, Or., Dec. 13. (Special.)
-The newest enterprise for the fast-
growing Sluslaw country is a mink
farm, being established at Mapleton by
S. O. Martin, who will raise the little
animals for their fur.
The nucleus of his colony is a pair
of mink which he caught in traps. The
expense of raising them will not be
great, as they will live almost wholly
on-fish, which abound there
in Cold Storage.
SMALL RING HOLDS CONTROL
Government Starts . Suit to
42 CENTS WILL BE PRICE
Secret Service Men Investigate Elgin
Board of Trade Methods in
Hope of Prevent ins Looting
! of Public Pockelbook.
CHICAGO. Dec. 15. (Soeclal.) Loot
amounting to between $11,700,000 and
$17,550,000 may bo pilrered from butter
users In the United States in the next
More than 117.000,000 pounds of but
ter, amounting practically to an abso
lute corner in the commodity. Is held in
cold storage. Prices inflated to from
10 to 15 cents a pound above normal
will be asked for this butter. Most of
the loot will be divided among a small
ring of men. Including several beef
packers, according to reports in the
hands of the Federal authorities.
Government Seeks to Prevent Gain.
Just who the men are who will enjoy
this sudden and unearned wealth, and
Just how they have been able to get
the butter supply of the' Nation so
completely under their thumbs, is what
the Government hopes to prove so con
clusively as to shut oft the illegal
The suit which was filed in the
United States District Court in Chicago
on Saturday, to dissolve the alleged
"butter trust," had for Its object the
solution of these two riddles. Whether
the men and concerns named in the
suit are the ones to whom the easy
millions were to have gone has not
been said openly, but It Is known that
the action was brought as tho direct
result of the activities of a score or
more of United States secret service
men and the defendant concerns are the
Elgin Board of Trade and the American
Association of Creamery Butter Manu
facturers with their 20 officers made
individual defendants as well.
Price Manipulation Charged.
Price manipulation by the Klgln
Board of Trade, the Government
charges, permitted the accumulation of
the 117,000,000 pound butter corner. It
is locked up safely to be doled out In
quantities small enough to prevent
the supply from catching up to the
As a result housewives who buy but
ter today will pay 42 cents a pound for
It, Instead of the possible 2$ or 30
cents a pound that would be charged
If the prices were regulated by tho
legitimate relation of demand to sup
ply. And on tho entire 117.000.000
pounds, as it comes out of storage R
little at a time, there will be exacted
an extra -toll of from 10 to 15 cents a
Investigation yosterday revealed tho
fact that on December 1 there were
25,000.000 pounds of butter in cold
storage In excess of tho amount
similarly held on the same date a year
ago. This was mado posslblo, say but.
tor experts, because of the greater sup
ply this year.
Retail l'rler Go Higher.
But in spite of this surplus that
ust be ur.lJhded before Spring the
retail price of butter on Saturday was
2 cents higher than on that samo date
a year ago, when there was no such
surplus. This, also in the race ol me
mildest Winter weather with cows
producing milk freely.
These are Just a few of the dis
coveries of the Government operatives.
who charge that the Klgln butter board.
through the workings of Its price com
mittee, constitutes one of the most
powerful trusts in me eouimy. jiuh
over, it was learned yesterday that
there are members of the boari who
admit that such is the raise and who
are preparing to make a determined
fight to have the entire method of prli'o
making changed, in the interest of the
TVIETMOE NOT TO TESTIFY
Clancy and Possibly Munsey to Take
Witness Stand Soon.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 15. Eugene A.
Clancy, of San Francisco, and possibly
: v Mnnsev of Sa t Lake City, u was
said today, soon will take the witness
tand In their own behalf . In the dyna
mite conspiracy trial.
riur.ev is accused of promoting the
McNamara dynamite plots aguinst em
ployers of nonunion labor by facilitat
ing the flight of James U. McNamara.
Ivnamiter of the Los Angeles Times
building, and Munsey is accused of hln-
intr McNamara in his home in Salt Lako
City for the first two weeks after the
niaf A. Tveitmoe. also of San Fran
cisco, who is charged with promoting
,.nininn9 nn the Pacific Coast, will not
take the stand, according to the plans
of his attorneys.
The defense said today It would close
its case by next Thursday, alter naving
leen about tiiree weeks In presenting
Its witnesses. The Government tneu
ill offer evidence in rebuttal