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VOL. LII-XO- !G,tM7.
C05TL? TO HEARST
Standard Oil Office
SON OF BUTLER IMPLICATED
Five Hundred Dollars Paid for
BATCHES ARE $5000 EACH
Trice Is Raised When Publication
Causes Kurorts but Men In Sore
traits Subsequently lt
Some Bargains Go.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. Ex-Senator
Foraker. of Ohio, testifying before the
Senate committee Investigating cam
paign contributions today, read a
statement setting forth a story of the
manner In which William R. Hearst ob
tained the famous Archbold letters.
The statement was a resume of a
report made to the ex-Senator by Gil
christ Stewart, purporting: to be based
on a description by W. W. Wlnkfield
of how Wlnkfield and Charles Stump
took the Archbold letters from the
Standard Oil office and sold them to
Both Wlnkfield and Stump were em
ployes in Mr. Archbold's office at the
time the letters disappeared. Wink
field, a negro, is a son of Mr. Arch
Flrat Attempt to Sell Fa I In.
Mr. Foraker said that while he, did
not vouch for the accuracy of the
report he suggested that Stewart bo
called to tell the story first hand.
The first part of the ex-Senator's
testimony related the story as reported
by Stewart, of the preliminary nego
tiations tor disposal of the letters
taken from the Archbold files, a visit
by Wlnkfield and Stump to a man
named Eldridge and the first parley
as to the price to be paid.
According to the statement. Wlnlc
field and Stump noticed a newspaper
Item about the sale of letters and tak
ing some from the Archbold files tried
to sell them, but failed. Finally, they
wrote a letter to the New York Ameri
?an. making an offer. They insisted on
talking to Mr. Hearst, but were con
tented to meet a "representative" in
the Little Savoy saloon.
Prler Cat la Two.
As a result of that conference they
went the next day to the private edi
torial office of the New York American,
where a man named Eldridge talked
to thorn. They were told that Mr.
Hearst said that they were performing
a great public duty. Thpy talked as
to the price with Eldridge, wanting
$10,000, but getting a promise of only
The principal portion of the state
ment giving the details of the alleged
tmncartinn follow: '
"They f tnally; after about one half
hour's Darley. compromised at 15000.
Wlnkfield and Stump then promised
i brine the letters up the next even-
nr. The next day Stump and Wink-
field took the letters out one by one
from the files. They then wrapped up
two copying books in some newspapers
nut th whole in a large box, such as
tailors deliver suits In and came out
with it when Mr. Archbold had gone
tome. They took it immediately to
the "Little Savoy," left it with the pro
prietor and returned to tne oniee
-ijifor. after the office closed they se
cured it and Stump carried the letters
to Mr. Eldridge.
Visit Seemn to Be Kxpeeled.
On his entrance on this occasion
everybody seemed to be expecting him
and he was ushered Into a largo private
office. Mr. Eldridge took them and
was gone about an hour and brought
from an adjoining room 50 $100 bills
vhirh h to Sturan. He asked him
if he could leave the letters there until
h nm nlht and come at 6 o'clock
with his nartner.
Titv next had their money changed
Into smaller denominations and had a
big time that night. The next night
Stump went to see Mr. Eldridge and
canirMl tho letters and files. Mr.
vidrldee and another man informed
him they were of great value and asked
him If ho could get other correspon
inr. Ha Informed them he could.
They then gave him a list of promi
nent Congressmen, benators, judges.
HAnrnnnt and some other men of
prominence, telling him to go as far
back In the files as possible and look
them up. Anything round concern
ing them was to be brought to Mr. El
dridge. photographed and returned and
paid for according to us vaiue.
Price la Agrree Om.
"This list Included the names of over
100 men. They Insisted on getting
$5000 for every batch of letters and
this was agreed on. For the next
batch they were given only $3000 and
the next only $4000. Finally they be
came suspicious of each other and put
those they had still on hand In a safe
ty denoatt hnr aa the deDOSltOry Of all
ihrit. fa thlrri man hivlnz joined in the
scheme) and with the agreement that
It required the signatures or all tnree
to nnn nr .riir thA contents.
"They furnished Mr. Eldridge with
some of the nriainnls. a he exnlained
he would pay a much lilgher price for
thera if he could keep them than if
they had to be returned and copies
made.' For the Penrose. Foraker and
' TmTT a vn rvr?T?nnv TTTTTT? ST1 A V-
$3.50 IS COST OF
FINE PARTY DRESS
HIGH SCHOOL- GIW MAKE
San Francisco Freshmen AVitU One
Term or Instruction, Solve Frob
' 1cm of Pretty Frocks.
SAX FRANCISCO. 'Dec. 18. (Spe
cial.) At the San Francisco girl's high
school is an exhibit of S3 pretty dresses,
made by 63 girls in the freshman
class of the institution. Putting to
shame many store creations costing
more than $23. the dresses are a silent
. k mnrVrakera who say
euunii . v. " - ..
there la something: wrong with the edu
cational system of tne coumr,.
t.-.. i9 . dream of artistic
Nines, substantial sewing and combin
ation of colors. And no iroca.
more than $3.59. Many cost less that
amount, which was pronounced the lim
it nt money which mieni
pended for materials. The suc
cess of the several effects, then. Is
duo entirely to the workmanship of
the maker, and everyuiing mib
knew about th dress was learned this
term in the public school.
The dresses are to be left on exhibit
-ii i, anv.mc who doubts that
a pretty dress can be evolved by a
school girl, and for Jess inau mo -wage
of a high school girl's father. Is
Invited to visit tne auditorium and see
Miss Greer, the sewing teacher, says
.1.- of this work in the
schools has received the most hearty
indorsements of parents ami oi
v t .Hiu-ation. and that scores of
mothers tell her they learn much that
is practical In sewing iroiu i.......
MAN, 76, TAKES WIDOW 61
Former Oregon Freighter Five Times
Married Tries It Again.
n-il.I.A WALLA. Wash.. Dec. 18.
isnu-iii.i Lnve laughs not only at
locksmiths but at age and number of
times married. It is perennial. At
least It is in the case of Carrick H.
Dnmatt former Oregon freighter and
Indian fighter. A certificate filed with
the County Clerk today by the ornciai
m. -i.rirT-man showed that Carrick H.
Barnett. 76. took his fifth plunge Into
matrimony Thursday, uecemoer i-.
frir o. nice. 61. of Chicago, being the
other party and it being her second
Th. i.fMo came here a few days ago
from her home town. The couple could
k a r-aha tonizht. but Mr. Har
nett's son admitted the wedding.' The
suggestion that It was a chlionooa ro
mance or union of two early lovers he
laughed at. and said: "It Is JuBt an or
WILSON TO VISIT STAUNTON
President-elect to Celebrate 56tb
Birthday at Birthplace.
STAUNTON. Vs.. Dec 18. President
elect Wilson today sent word to Staun
ton that he would arrive here at 7:50
P. M. Friday, December 27, to celearate
hi. hiniiriav on December 28 In his na
tive city and be entertained lu the
house of his birth.
Mr. Wilson will leave Trenton about
It o'clock Friday morning, passing
through Washington shortly after 3 P.
M. Along the rail route through Vir
elnia. to this city, bonfires will blaze
a. welcome at various points as soon as
Preparations for the "Wilson home
celebration" are about complete. The
city will be in gala attire and 30.000
visitors are expected in Staunton on
Wilson day. Governor Mann and Mrs.
Mann are expected to be among the
guests of the city for the occasion.
JERSEY MOUNTAINEER HELD
One of Dunns Accused of Threaten
Ins Wilson Must Answer.
NEWARK. N. J.. Dec lS.-Tacob
Dunn, ono of the mountaineers charged
with baying sent threatening letters to
President-elect Wilson, was held for
the grand Jury at the conclusion of his
preliminary hearing nere mis nucr
noon Seeley Davenport was discharged
and Dunn's bail was reduced from $2000
TTnited States Commissioner Stock
ton, before whom the hearing was held,
found that the evidence against Daven
port was insufficient. Warren Dunn,
Jacob's . brother, was released yester
day by the court for a similar reason.
ia.-nh Dunn tonight had not furnished
ball. He is alleged to have admitted
writing the letter but later to have
denied its authorship.
'COFFEE COOLER' SET FREE
London Police Exonerate Pugilist of
Implication in Murder.
invnoN. Dec. 18. Frank Craig.
nes-ro pugilist, known as the "Coffee
Cooler," was discharged from custody
today wnen ne was uruugui v in cn-
.ith (ho Irllllno- of Jessie Me-
UCi;i.lUll .... D 1
Intyre. an actress, toy Mrs. Anna Cross, I
an American negreao, vu inii
r-u- -.n..i-itlnn a-rent-rl CTralff-'a
statement that he had assisted the
woman to buy tne revolver on ine piea
that she wanted it for her protection,
as she was the only colored woman In I
the bouse wnere sue m living.
$20,000 BROOCH IS GONE
Mrs. MeCormlck Reports Jewels
Lost or Stolen on Train.
lirk-SnXVII.I.K Fla Dc IS Mrs
Phiirl C Mi-f'ormick of New York.
who arrived in Jacksonville today, re
ported the loss of a diamond brooch
containing 33 diamonds, valued at $20.
000. which was either lost or stolen
while Mrs. jlcCormlck was a passen
ger en the Richmond, Fredericksburg
HIGH IN MILLIONS
Financier Verifies lm
BILLIONS ARE ' REPRESENTED
Experts Tell How Directorates
Are Interlocked. '
AFFILIATIONS "REACH 'FAR
House Committee Continues Delving
Into Concentration of Money nnd
Credit 180 Men Represent
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. J. Fierpont
Morgan occupied the center of the
stage today before the so-called money
trust Investigation committee of the
House of Representatives.
The noted financier reached Wash
ington last night In response to a sub
pena from the committee, but It was not
until 2:40 this afternoon that the way
was cleared for his testimony to be
gin. Meantime Mr. Morgan sat for
nearly an hour listening to the mass
of statistics which Mr. Untermyer and
the committee were piling up concern
ing the colossal financial operations of
leading New York, Chicago and Bostqn
institutions, through so-called inter
Om Name Often Repeated.
Mr. Morgan heard his own name and
that of his firm referred to many times
as tables were presented showing the
affiliations of that concern with marty
banks, trust companies, transportation
and Industrial corporations. He ap
peared unmoved throughout it all.
Mr. Morgan's testimony lasted barely
20 minutes and was largely preliminary
to the testimony to be given tomorrow.
Mr. Untermyer conducted the examina
tion of Mr. Morgan, asking a rapid
series of questions to bring out the
general standing of the firm of J. P.
Morgan & Co., Its branch connections
In this country and abroad, and Its
affiliation with many other financial
Wltnraa tlulrkly Responsive.
The preliminary examination brought
out no clashes. Mr. Morgan responded
promptly to the various queries or
called for data from some of the repre
sentatives of the firm which would
be responsive to the questions pro
pounded. The chief point made In today a ex
amination of Mr. Morgan was that lie
favored allowing interstate corpora
tions to deposit their funds in the
hands of private bankers without re
stricting them to institutions under
Government supervision. He naid this
Concluded on Page 3.)
DECEMBER .19, 1912.
Among Portland business men
who realize the benefits that
Oregon derives each year from
The Oregonian's special New
Year's Edition is f. C. Knapp,
president? of the Chamber of
Ommerce. "Give the widest
possible distribution to the An
nnal" is Mr. Knapp 's advice.
This is what he says :
"Everything honorable hav
ing for its object the advance
ment of our city, our state and
the entire Northwest should re
ceive the hearty support of the
citizens of this community.
"Among other laudable un
dertakings might be mentioned
the New Year's issue of The
Oregonian, and as one of the ex- .
ecutive officers of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce I urge
our citizens to give the widest
possible distribution to this is
sue of yonr. valuable paper."
The Annual to be issued Jan
nary 1 will be one of the most
complete aud attractive in a ser
ies extending over 30 years. It
is an opportunity to advertise
Oregon that is open to every
s Orders for the Annual are
now being received. The price
is 5 cents. Postage in the Tnited
States and possessions, Canada
and Mexico, 5 cents; to all other
cbuntries, 10 cents.
STYLES SUIT ANNA SHAW
Suffrago Leader Disapproves Wear
ing Oriental Trousers.
CHICAGO. Dec. 18. Dr. Anna Shaw,
president of the National American
Woman Suffrage Association, arrived
here today to discuss with members
of the executive, board plans for an
other whirlwind - campaign for votes
"The outlok for equal Buffrage Is Just
glorious," said Dr. Shaw.
Dr. Shaw placed the stamp of her
disapproval on the suggestion that
American woman suffragists adopt the
artistic trousers worn by the women
of the Orient.
"Not for me." she said. "I think the
present-day styles of our dressmakers
are good enough for me." '
MAUS CALLED TO CONFER
Generals to Discuss How to Reor
ganize Without Congress.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec. 18. Brigadier-General
Marion P. Maus, commanding the De
partment of the Columbia, has been
ordered to come to Washington January
8 to participate in a conference of com
manding officers of the Army with ref
erence to the proposed reorganization
along the lines mapped out by the War
Congress has been loath to carry out
the recommendations of the Secretary
of War, and the conference Is to deter
mine how far the reorganization can be
carried forward without legislative
HIS HAVEN OF BEFUGE.
Harriman Lines to Con
sult High Court.
STOCK DISTRIBUTION DESIRED
Lovett Cites Northern Securi
ties as Precedent.
ISSUE HELD FUNDAMENTAL
linniediatet Appeal Arranged For,
'.With View to Determining
Plan of Dissolution Under -Recent
. NEW YORK, Dec. IS. Robert S.
Ijovett, chairman of the executive com
mittee of the Union and Southern Pa
cific railroads, announced this after
noon that he had arranged with Attorney-General
Wickersham to appeal
at once to the United States Supreme
Court for instructions in working out
the dissolution plan of the railroads. .
Wickersham, the announcement con
tinued, has refused to approve any
plan involving the distribution of
Southern Pacific stock owned by the
Lovett Cites Precedents.
In support of his contention that
Southern Pacific stock bo distributed
among Union , Pacific shareholders.
Judge Lovett cites the Northern Securi
ties case and the cases of the Standard
Oil and American Tobacco companies.
These, he asserts, are fundamentally
comparable with the Union Pacitic
Southern Pacific dissolution.
The unusual course adopted by the
Harrima officials is taken In the in
terests of all parties. Judge Lovett
says, and in the hope that the decree
of the Supreme Court may be facili
tated. Judge Lovett's statement fol
"Immediately after the decision" of
the Supreme Court In the case Involv
ing the relation of the Union Pacific
and Southern ' Pacific, the board of
directors appointed a special committee
composed of R. S. Loyett, D. M. L.
Schiff and Frank A Vanderllp to work
out and submit a plan for promptly and
fully carrying out and conforming to
the decision of the court, and the mat
ter was at- once taken up with the
Distribution Once Approved.
"The Attorney-General of the United
States has refused to approve any plan
involving the distribution of the $128,
650,000 par value of stock of the South
ern Pacific owned by the Union Pacific
Railroad Company exclusively to the
stockholders of the latter in proportion
(Concluded on PKge 5.)
GUNS READY FOR
IRVINCTOX CITIZEN'S AWAIT
VISIT OP SrVSTERIOCS PAIR.
Inadequate Police Protection Is
Plaint of Residents of Fashion
able Kast Side Suburb.
Irvington ia in a virtual state of
siege, on account of the exploits of in!
pair or more of prowlers, who have
been tarying for a week, with poor suc
cess, to steal something from the resi
dents of that section. Supplies of artil
lery and ammunition havo been laid in
all along the line, but the prowlers
seem to have a sixth sense which leads
them to the least fortified places. In
sufficient police protection is com
plained of, the householders going into
their pockets to hire special police to
supplement the work of the regular
The prowlers are believed by some of
the Irvington people to operate in a
big gray automobile, which Is . seen
about tlio . district ut all hours of t lie
nipht. This, would help iu:eount for
their unbroken' success In avoiding in
quiry by the policemen on the streets.
It is'also thought that they plan their
work carefully in the daytime, as there
have been a large number of Instances
where seedy looking men have gained
entrance to houses on one pretext or
another, as peddlers, telephone Inspec
tors or agents. .
Nearly a dozen houses have been at
tempted in the past two weeks, and in
all but one Instance the prowlers have
been foiled. The annoyance and ten
sion, however, are the worst feature
of the situation.
Few cases have been reported to the
police, on account of the failure of the
thieves to gain anything. At the resi
dence of S. P. Lockwood, 533 Broadway,
the telephone wires were cut and ma
rauders entered, but were frightened
away." The home of Louis Gerllnger,
676 Tillamook street, was attempted,
but the prowlers did not enter.
ILLNESS DELAYS WEDDING
Actress Stricken With Appendicitis
on Day Sot for Marriage.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18. (Spe
cial.) Though her condition is said to
be greatly Improved, Olga Steck, pop
ular Ingenue, formerly with the Kolb
& Dill Company, Is not well enough to
day to be married to Thomas Lester
Matklns, Jr., banker and broker of
Today had been set for the wedding
of the actress and the business man
which was to have taken place at the
Miss Steck was taken violently ill
last night and was removed to a hos
pital suffering from appendicitis. It
was announced by attending physicians
today that Miss Steck's condition was
considerably improved and that Jio
operation would be performed at this
time. She is not strong enough to leave
the hospital. The Chicago- banker
spent most of today at the hospital.
They have planned to go abroad after
their marriage and the bride intends
to pursue her stage studies there.
SEAL SALES SET RECORD
Tortland Folk in Ono Day Add
$100.25 to Visiting Xursc Fnnd.
All records for one day's sales of Red
Cross Christmas seals in Portland were
eclipsed yesterday, when Mrs. Frank
A. Freeman and a corps, of assistants
sold 10,025 of the tinted miniatures of
Kris Krlngle from a booth in the Mult
nomah Hotel lobby, which means that
$100.25 will go to the Visiting Nurse
Association's fund to fight tuberculosis.
The previous record was $51.
The publlo health committee of the
Portland Woman's Club, of which Dr.
Esther C. Pohl-Lovejoy is chairman. Is
making a week's campaign for the sale
of the seals, working in co-operation
with the Visiting Nurse Association.
The sales force Is changed each day.
Mrs. Freeman, who was in charge yes
terday, had as her assistants Miss Sally
Sterrett, Miss Eleanor Cannon and Mrs.
M. II. Lamond.
FARMERS' BILL SUPPORTED
Georgia Senator Favors Appropria
tion for Extension Work.
WASHINGTON. Deo. 18. "The great
est power and the chief hope of this
country are found in our farm popula
tion," declared Senator Smith, of Geor.
gia. In the Senate today In support of
the Lever agricultural education ex
tension bill, which would provide In
struction in agriculture and home eco
nomics to farmers through demonstra
The bill would appropriate $10,000
annually to each state having a land
grant agricultural college for the pur
pose of establishing an extension de
partment. An additional total appro
priation of $300,000, to begin on Janu
ary 1, la proposed, which would be
prorated among the states according
to the rural population. This appro
priation would be increased $300,000
annually until the maximum of $3,000,
000 is reached in 1923.
STAMP RECORD IS BEATEN
Receipts of $7507.58 at 5 P. M. Is
Beyond All-Day Sales Heretofore.
The record for dally receipts from
the sale of stamps was broken in Port
land yesterday when up to 5 o'clock
the total reached $7507.58. As the sale
of stamps continued until 10 o'clock
laBt night, there was a substantial in
crease to this figure.
The previous highest record in daily
receipts was recorded February 6, 1912,
when stamps to the amount of $6900.40
were sold. On December 19, 1911, stamp
sales amounted to $6605.80
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
UN FOR MAYOR
Miss Clara C. Munson
Is. First in' Oregon.
MAN OPPONENT LOSES BY 16
Victor Is Graduate of St.
Helen's Hall; Portland. ,
MOTHER, 71, GOES TO POLLS
Successful Candidate Is Danghtcr ol
Whitman Massacre Survivor and
Her Father for 30 Years Was
Coast Iightliouse Keeper.
WARRENTON, Or.. Ter. 18. Spo
cial.) By 16 votes lead Miss Clara C.
Munson. daughter of a survivor of the
Whitman massacre, graduate cf Kt.
Helen's Hall, Portland, and ono of the
best known Rebecca lolgo women of
Oregon, was elected Mayor of Warren
ton today over J. AY". Detrrch and there
by became the first woman Mayor in
Oregon. Also it establishes a precedent
for equal suffrago states, as it is but
little more than a month that tho wo
men have had the ballot In Oregon.
Miss Munson, who Is about 30 years
old, headed the Citizens' ticket, nom
inated at mass meeting. Mr. Detrlch,
her opponent, headed the Independent
ticket. With her went into office ho
Citizens' ticket Councilmen and the
outlook is for an harmonious admin
istration. Third of Voters Women.
There were about 65 votes polled at
the election. Of this number about one
third was by women. The election of
Miss Munson is attributed to the fair
sex by some, but at the polls and prior
to the voting day, many of tho suf
frage workers who opposed women as
office-holders announced openly -that,
on that ground alone, they would not
vote for Mis Munson. There were sev
eral women at the polls today who
remained Inactive In the equaj suffrage
campaign and who refused to vote at
the special election November 25, when
Warrenton was the second town In Ore
gon to vote under the double franchise.
The campaign which carried Miss
Munson Into office was perhaps the
quietest from outward appearance that
has been conducted in the eight or nine
years that Warrenton has been elect
ing Mayors. The campaign, was talked
over the dinner tables, at sewing cir
cle parties and In the merchandise
stores as much by women as by men.
Victor's Mother at Polls.
Miss Munson is the daughter of one
of the first women to vote in Oregon.
Mrs. Munson, who is 71 years old, cast
her first vote November 25, when War
renton held a special election. That
was the second election in Oregon un
der the equal suffrago right, Dayton
claiming first honors. Today, Mrs.
Munson accompanied her daughter to
the polls. Mrs. Munson escaped In the
Whitman massacre November 2, 1847.
The victorious candidate's father was
one of tho well known Oregon pioneers.
For 30 years ho was lighthouse keeper
at Point Adams and at Fort Canby.
He had been a resident of this part of
Oregon for many years. Miss Munson
was born at Clatsop X'lains.
Duties Brgln January -.
Miss Munson and tho three Council
men will take office January 2. Tho
Councilmen elected are: James F. Kin
dred, a pioneer of 50 years In the War
renton country; George W. Warren,
son of the founder of Warrenton and
vice-president of the Astoria National
Bank, and H. J. Wood, for some time in
civil service at Fort Stevens.
Warrenton today voted to raise an
additional $1000 by tax assessment for
the dyke fund. This sum will be added
to the $500. the limit allowed by tho
City Council. There was but one dis
senting vote on the measure.
JOHXSOX'S MAJOKITY IS 00 0
Asliiand Klcction Returns Show Bis
Vole in Favor or Dry Town.
ASHLAND, Or., Dec. IS. (Special.)"
A full count of the municipal votes in
various wards reveals the fact that O.
H. Johiison, for Mayor, has a majority
of 600 and more over E. D. Briggs. C.
H. Gillette beat Joe Hurt for the Re
cordershlp by. 47. The municipal elec
tric light bonding proposition was
beaten by 68 majority.
Ashland remained dry by a vote of
403 for license to 1356 against. The
plan for the city to bond itself to
purchase an automobile truck for the
fire department has been adopted by a
vote of 1234 to 458.
G. G. Eubanks, for Treasurer, and
Mrs. Elizabeth Vansant, for Park Com
missioner, were unopposed. Council
men for the- several wards have been
chosen as follows: First, Louis Worth
and E. C. Sherman; Second, P. L. Ash
craft; Third, A- M. Beaver.
Rev. Sam Small at Hood River.
HOOD RIVER. Or.. Dec. 18. (Spe
cial.) Rev. Bam Small, the Georgia
evangelist and' former co-worker of
Sam Jones, addressed an audience of
about 800 people here last night in tho
Methodist Church. Mr. Small is tour
ing the state in behalf of the Anti-Saloon
League and his adress was enti
tled "His Majesty the Devil." At the
end of his speech a contribution was
asked for the league. A large funa
was raised from among the local prohibition's.
iConcludeil on Tag 2.)
& rotomac naiiway.