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PORTLAND. OREGON. TUESDAY. APRIL. 1, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LI 1 1 NO. 16.334.
Great Financier's End
NEAREST ONES UNRECOGNIZED
Death Huried by Pujo Money
Trust Probe, Says Doctor.
POPE PIUS VOICES GRIEF
For IIib Days Physicians Try to Re
store Rapidly Ebbing Life, but
in emUComatose State Organs
Refuse to Make Response.
ROME. March SI. J. Plerpont Mor
ran. the New Tork flnaaclar. died here
today a few minutes after noon.
For months his health had been declining-,
but the symptoms became
greatly aggravated about a week ago.
and since Wednesday last he had been
lo a aeml-coroatose condition. He was
within a few days of being 7 years
Dr. M. Allen Starr, of New Tork,
called Into consultation over the late
financier's illness, attributed the re
cent breakdown to emotion caused by
the Investigation carried out by the
I'uJo committee at Washington Into
the operations of the "money trust."
Tonight the body, lying In the death
chamber Is surrounded with flower.
Messages of sympathy have been re
ceived from King Victor Emmanuel.
high officials of state diplomatic repre
sentatives and from many personal
friends in all parts of the world.
sa la (1r NMIfled.
Tlie death of Mr. Morgan was not
known In Rome until several hours aft.
r It occurred, owing to the desire that
Mr. Morgan's son. J. P. Morgan. Jr,
who la In New Turk, should be the first
lo be notified.
The official statement, prepared by
Pr. Giuseppe Bastlanelli. Dr. M. Allen
Starr and Dr. George A. Dixon, the at
tending physicians. Indicated that a
gTadual general collapse followed a
condition of nervous prostration which
prevented the digestive organs from
performing their functions aud affected
the mental faculties.
Xearrat Oan I arrcogalsed.
For flva days Mr. Morgan received
artificial nourishment but was unable
to assimilate the food. As a result he
lost strength rapidly. He was In a
condition of semi-coma which pre
vented him from recognizing those
about him for many hours prior to his
death. His end was without suffer
Mr. Murgar.'s daughter. Mrs. Her
hert L. fatterlee, who has been In con
stant attendance, was at the death bed.
ie held the hand of her father and
tried t obtain some sign of recogni
tion. Hhe thought that when the su
preme moment came he faintly pressed
her hand. Mr. Satterlee and the physi
cian almost carried the weeping wo
man from the room.
C.rlrf FTvatratea Kra-la-Law.
Mr. Satterlee irp rostrated by grief.
and bad ko statement to make tonight
regarding future arrangements. So far
no preparations have been made for
removal of Mr. Morgan's body to the
The American Ambassador and Mrs.
Thomas J. O'Brien, the secretary of the
Ambasay. Oeorge Post Wheeler, and
Mrs, Wheeler, who went to the hotel
this afternoon to Inquire about Mr.
Morgan's condition, were there when
his death was announced. They re
mained to offer their services and ex
All the newspapers in Rome publish
tributes to Mr. Morgan, expressing the
deep sense of loss felt by the Italian
people. It has been snggested that Mr.
Morgan's body should he taken to the
United States on board a warship.
A statement giving the full story of
Mr. Morgan' Illness has been prepared
by Professor Bastianelli, Dr. Starr and
Dr. Dixon, and cabled to his son In
Hie statement qualifies his lllnets a
nervosa prostration, but says that his
Intelligence remained normal until
Koster Sunday. Then a gradual gener
al collapse supervened, affecting the di
gestive organs, and the mental facul
ties until delirium ensued.
Pope Pins was greatly disturbed
when he heard of the death of Mr. Mor
gan, whom he said ha bad desired so
tnui.li to see again. He exclaimed:
"He was a great and good man."
LOSS TO CHARITY IS SEEN
Morgan's Philadelphia Partner Nays
Market Mill Xot Be Disturbed.
PHILADELPHIA. March SI. Market
conditions will not be disturbed by the
death of J. P. Morgan, said his Phila
delphia partner. K. T. totesbury. to
ds v. Mr. Stotesbury Is deeply grieved
orer the death of the financier, with
whom he long was associated. "Mr.
?Iorgans death la a sad blow." he aalti.
"It la a to charity, as well as to
finance, for Mr. Morgan was roost
"1 do not believe the market will be
affected. To the moment jf his death
Mr. Morgsn was the head of the firm
He was a great financier and It re
mains for the future to say whether
his uo:esecr will fill hfs place. It iff
impossible to say how the business will
S reorganised or mho will auceed Mr.
FOR FIRST TIJIK HALT IS MADE
TO PAY HONOR.
Resolutions Declare J. P. Morgan to
Have Been Mot Conspicuously
Iscfnl Fignre In America.
NEW YORK. March 31. Business
was suspended for five minutes on the
Stock Exchange today while the mem
bers adopted a resolution on J. P-
Morgan's death. The resolution was
read from the rostrum. It was the
first time In Us history that the ex
change stopped work to pay honor in
this way. The resolution In part was:
"Resolved, that the death of J. P.
Morgan has removed from America's
large creative activities Its most con
spicuously useful figure. . To the de
velopment of the resources of our
country he had contributed more than
any mtm of our day. His Immense con
structive genius was devoted not mere
ly to American finance and Industry,
but to the wide field of philanthropy
and humanity. The whole world has
lost a wise counsellor and a helpful
Mr Morgan's death will make no
change In the firm, according to an
announcement made at the offices of
J. P. Morgan Co.
YOUTH GETS SECOND TERM
J. W. Marshall Arrested and Sen-
' fenced Within Three Hours.
An example of . that rapid Justice
which obtains more often In theory
than In practlve was given in Justice
Court yesterday. On a charge of
stealing a suit of clothes and a safety
razor belonging to Arthur Scott, from
the Butte Hotel. J. W. Marshall, aged
21. was arrested at 1 o'clock. Before
2:30 he had commenced serving a sen
tence of 90 days In the County Jail
Imposed by Justice Jones.
About tne first of the year Marshall
was released from Kelly Butte, after
serving six months for larceny. He
went to live with an uncle at Hood
Itlver. Last week he came back to
Portland for a visit. When captured
yesterday he had the return part of his
ticket, but pleaded that he stole In or
der not to go bark to his relatives and
let them know that he had spent all
his money. He was caught while trying
to pawn the auit of clothes.
WANTED, A LION PEDICURE
Nero," Who Bites Planks In Two,
Requires His Nails Shortened.
Who wants the Job of trimming the
toenails of tlie Hon at the City Park?
It Is reported by Park Superintend
ent Mlsche that the time baa eome that
the Job must be done to protect the
health of the Hon and to keep him from
doing damage to his cage by clawing It.
Every year or so It becomes oecessary
to trim the nails uf lions kept In cap
tivity. "Nero," the Portland Hon.
hasn't had a trim tor several years. It
s expected that It will be an exceeding
ly ticklish Job and the park officials
are desirous of getting In touch with
someone who Is willing to tackle the
work. Among other records "Nero"
possesses Is biting a two-by-four plank
in two without batting an eye.
BANDON WORK IS DELAYED
Opening of First Street Must Await
BANDON. Or.. March 31. (Special.)
Proceedings for the opening and ex
tension of First street have been
blocked by the appeal of Arthur El
llngson. of CoquiUe. from the Judgment
of tho appraisers.
The plan for the extension of First
street, which is the principal business
street of Bandon. necessitates remov
ing two business houses, one of which
Ellingson owns. The viewers allowed
1680 for the land and $660 for the mov
ing of the building. Mr. EUlngson ap
pealed to the Circuit Court asking for
J 7000 for the land and the removal of
Appraisers have been appointed for
the opening of Abernathy street.
DULUTH TO ELECT TODAY
Minnesota City lo Pick live Com
missioners for llrst Time.
PULVTH. Minn.. March 31. Duluth's
flrst commission government will be
elertedtomorrow. Out of a field of 55
candidates hve will be selected to take
charge of the government and guide
the city through the period of Inaugura
tion of the new system.
The new Duluth charter Includes
combination of features that have been
tried singly in other cities.
Tomorrow the preferential system of
voting will be used for the llrst time
POLE SURVIVORS TURN GRAY
Hardships of Antarctic Cause Bald
ness Also, Says Letter.
TORONTO. OnL. March 31. Two
thirds of the survivors of the Scott
Polar expedition will come home either
gray-haired or bald.
Alfred Wright received today from
his son. C. 8. Wright, the physicist of
the company that sought the South
Pole, a letter which said this was the
result of their hardships and suffer
SINGLE TERM BILL FRAMED
Works' Measure Would Prevent Ke
r lection of Taff, T. II., or Wilson.
WASHINGTON. March 3L Efforts to
secure the submission to the country
of a single Presidential term constitu
tional amendment will be renewed at
the opening session of Congress by
Senator Works, of California.
He will Introduce his amendment in
such form that It would prevent Taft.
Roosavelt or Wilson from seeking reelection.
CIO TAKES HOPE
III SAND-BAG DYKE
Soldiers Fight Swelling
DRINKING WATER NEW MENACE
Levee at Shawneetown, III., Is
Reported Swept Away. ,
MOUNDS HOMES DESERTED
Cairo Flood Committee Orders All
Saloons and Retail Stores Kx
ccpt Bakeries, Pharmacies and
' Food Stores to Close.
CAIRO. I1U, April 1 (Tuesday)
the levees broke here at 1:3 A- M.
COIvUMBUS. Kr-. March 21. (TTm phone
to St. Into.) The Msbile Ohio levee.
on-fourth of a mile from here, broke at s
o'clock this a ft era eon. At o'clock tonight
Kaet Columbus was flooded, the water la
the stnets being frsm four to eight feet
FUANKKORT, Kr. March 31. Act
log Adjutant-General Ellis received i
message tonight ascribed ta the Mayor
of Columbus, Kr. on the Mississippi
River, below Cairo, saying that the le
vee there bad broken. Wire communl-
eatloa failed before details ceuld be
CAIRO. Ill- March 31. Inhabitants
of Cairo received renewed hope tonight
for the safety of their city.
Before nightfall a strong current was
noticeable In the Ohio River. This gave
rise to the opinion that something had
given way south of here and that the
situation, which waa growing more
and more desperate, bad been relieved.
The levee Is holding strongly, al
though the water has been creeping
steadily upwards. . At o clock to
night the gauge stood at 67.S. The
same reading was registered at Fulton,
Report Says Levee Haa Gone.
A report reached here that the levee
had broken at Shawneetown. I1L. P. T.
Ltndley. In charge of the Government
work, discredits the report. Mr. Lindley
was unable to assign the real cause of
the Increased current, but admitted
that It made the outlook at Cairo de
cidedly more cheerful.
It was thought that one of the levees
on the Kentucky side may have gone
Anxiety is felt over the drinking
water supply, which Is decidedly bad.
Heavy engines were taken oft south
bound trains at Mound v Til, which is
"onelnded on Pare 7.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDATS Maximum temperature, 63
degrees; minimum. 40 desroea.
TODAY'S Fair; northerly winds.
Judge MoCredie predicts Beaver victory In
opening game. fage. 6.
Physical examination required of Armory
card boxers. Page 8.
J. Pierpont Morgsn dies while ' in Rome,
Schooner John D. Ppreckles is adrift, bottom
np and crew's fats unknown. Page 1.
Korean's rise In business world rapid and
steady. Pago z.
WilUr H Pace, editor of World's Work, Is
named British Ambassador. Page 6.
J. P. Morgan, Jr., regarded as successor to
lather. Page 2.
Cairo, Til., takes hope in reinforced sandbag
dyke, page l.
Crest of flood at Cincinnati soon at hand is
ballet. Page 3.
Orvllle Wright has no chance to use aero
plane when flood strikes Dayton. Page 3
Fund tar sufferers raised In Portland ex
ceeds $20,000. Page S.
State Engineer criticised by Governor West.
Stock Exchange suspends business to pay
honor to J. P. Morgan. Page 1.
New York shocked by Morgan's death.
American "hunger striker" In IjOndon Jail
smuggles out letter. Page 6.
Portland Beavers "doped to win opening
baseball game today. Page 6.
Trout season open today. Page S,
Commercial audi Marine.
High prices paid for ears at London March
sale, page jy.
Chicago wheat strengthened by short squeese
at Liverpool. Page lu.
Stock market not disturbed by Morgan's
death. Page IV.
Marine engineers operating out of Seattle
granted advance tn pay. page is.
Test growth In lumber shipment for first
quarter tn luio snown. page lo.
MOSQUITOS TO BE FOUGHT
Lakes, Marshes and Stagnant Fools
Will Be Given Coat of Oil.
Mosqultos in Portland are doomed.
The City Board of Health yesterday or
dered City Health Officer Wheeler to
begin at once the work of sprinkling
oil on the various lakes and stagnant
pools In and near the city where the
pest breeds. The oil is expected to put
billions of the insects permanently out
The oiling system in Portland was
first undertaken last year. The result
was satisfactory, une worn was not
taken up last year, however, until late
In the season.
This year It is the plan of the Health
Board to oil the lakes and marshes be
fore the Insects become numerous. As
sistant City Health Officer Beeman will
take care of tho work. .-:
DIRT CARS ENTER OFFICE
Beat Kstato Man. Escapes Just as
Runaway- Train Smashes Building.
When a dirt train of eight cars broke,
from Its moorings at the end or tne
Hawthorne carline yesterday afternoon
It traveled with increasing momentum
down the grade across Division street.
and crashed into the real estate office
of Beach & Idleman. taking an entire
side of the building with it before It
came to a standstill.
H. L. Idleman, who was in the office
when the runaway train started on its
rampage, heard warnings from work
men and made his exit in safety Just
as the office was struck.
SOMEBODY'S GOING TO BE APRIL-FOOLED.
PORTLAND TRADE IS
BEST EVER KNOWN
First Quarter in 1913
MARCH CLEARINGS HIGHEST
Traffic by Rail and Water
LUMBER BUSINESS BETTER
Fostoffice Income Shows Gain ol
10.5 Per Cent for Three Months,
While Receipts of Grain and
Cattle Are High for Month.
March, 1913. will go down in history
as one of Portland's great months in
commercial activity. Not only were
some new records established, but gen
eral trade conditions were of such pro
portions as to demonstrate that the city
is making genuine and substantial prog
ress. Compared with the showing for
the corresponding month of last year,
the records for the month Just closed
are especially gratifying, as big gains
were made In bank clearings, postal re
ceipts, livestock receipts and exports,
while In other important branches of
business the month's activity was satis
Foremost among the notable achieve
ments of the month was the increase
in bank clearings, a new high-water
mark having been set in Portland s
monthly financial statistics. The total
clearances for the month reached $59,-
119,789.41 compared with $54,836,323.77
for March. 1912. The gain was $4,283,-
466, or 7.5 per cent. The highest pre
vious record In the history of the Port
land Clearing-house Association
made in October. 191S. when the total
clearings were $58,092,991, or $1,026,789
less than the totals last month. Two
other special features of the month's
activity in clearings was the establish
ment of a new daily record and a new
weekly record. On March 17 the single
day's record was $3,782,174.98. being
nearly $200,000 in excess of the best
previous single day's showing, which
was on April 4. 1912. During the week
of March 12-18, Inclusive, the clearings
totaled $16,927,991 as compared with
$15,875,000. the best former mark.
reached during the week of November
8-14 of last year.
Traffic Steadily Maintained.
Notwithstanding the continuous
stretch of bad weather during the
month, rail and water traffic was main
tained steadily, with the result that
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FATE OF DERELICT'S
CREW IS UNKNOWN
SOEOOXER JOHN I). SPRECKELS
ADRIFT, BOTTOM CP.
Vessel Homeward Bound Known to
Have Carried Captain and Seven.
Temple E. Dorr in Collision.
SAX FRANCISCO, March 31. The
three masted schooner, John D.
Spreckels, of this port, is a derefict
tonight drifting bottom up somewhere
off Point Reyes and the fate of the
vessel's crew is unknown.
The schooner carried, beside the cap
tain, a crew of seven. It is possible
there was a number of salmon can
ners from Alaska aboard also.
This information was received by
wireless from the United States reve
nue cutter McColloch by the marine
department of the Chamber of Com
merce. The McColloch reported it was
unable to get a line to the wreck due
to rough weather.
The Spreckels Is a eodflsher and was
homeward bound from Unga, Alaska.
She sailed .north from here January
last. She is owned by the Alaska
Codfish Company and is of 267 tons
First news of the catastrophe
reached this port late today, when the
steamer Temple E. Dorr reached port
herself in sore straits with all hands
working the pumps, and with five feet
of water in her hold, due to a col
lision yesterday with the steamer Yel
lowstone 150 miles north of Point
Arena. The Dorr had sighted the over
turned schooner and the McCulloch set
out upon receiving the news.
The Temple E. Dorr received a hole
in her bow in the collision. Informa
tion concerning the condition of the
yellowstone has not yet been received
The McColloch reported that the
derelict showed evidences of having
been in a collision.
CREST MAY BE PURCHASED
Bond Issue of $90,000 for Hilltop
Site Recommended by Board.
Shall Portland issue bonds for $90,
000 for the purchase of Council Crest
for public park purposes? This Is the
question which will be submitted to the
voters at the June election.
At a meeting of the City Park Board
yesterday a delegation of Portland
Heights people, beaded by Tom Rich
ardson and K. L. Thompson, announced
that nine acres of the Crest can be
secured and Improved for $90,000 and
asked that the Board put the question
up to the people. The Board forth
with adopted a resolution requesting
the City Council to place the question
on the ballot.
It was decided best to make this bond
Issue separate from the proposed $3,
000,000 Issue for general parks and
BETTER OMAHA TO RISE
In Six Months Devastated Section to
Be Rebuilt, Is Statement.
OMAHA, March 31. A committee of
prominent Omaha business men In
whose hands the work of restoring the
city from the effects of the tornado of
March "3 has been placed has promised
that in six months more the devastated
district would be rebuilt and will be
much more beautiful from a civic
standpoint. Contributions from all
cities are being gratefully received
and are distributed where they will do
the utmost good.
The following was compiled by the
Commercial Club and is given out as
The known dead in Omaha and im
mediate suburbs totals 136, the Injured
number 402, while many sustained
minor bruises; 1700 homes were entire
ly destroyed or badly wrecked.
MATTHIEU IS IMPROVING
Well-Kiiovm Pioneer Gains Strength
and Can See Friends Now.
F. X. Matthieu, the well-known pio
neer who had been sick at the home of
his son, S. A. Matthieu, 350 Eugene
street, for some time, is rapidly im
proving. Yesterday he was able to
alk about the house, was cheerful
and gained strength. Considering his
age, Mr. Matthieu's improvement is
considered remarkable. He Is now able
to see his friends, and they will be
welcome to call on the pioneer.
Wednesday Mr. Matthieu will he 95
years of age, out the day wm he a
quiet one for him, owing to his age
FLORIDA BUYS PAPER HERE
Application Made to Permit New
Rate to Become Operative at Once.
Paper mills in this vicinity now are
shipping their product to Florida, a
recent publication of tariff covering
this commodity making such a move
Application has been made to the In
terstate Commerce Commission to per
mit a rate of 75 cents for 100 pounds
on fruit wrapping paper from Camas,
Wash., to New York to go into effect
without the usual 30 days' notice. From
New York the paper will be carried to
Jacksonville, Fla., by boat and thence
to its destination over local rail lines.
PRICE OF MEAT SOARING
Shortage Due to Ohio Floods De
laying Shipment Is Cause.
NEW TORK. March SI. The price of
meat soared to tlie highest figures of
the year today and indications are that
it will go still higher tomorrow.
. Dealers say the shortage soon will
become acute unless shipments checked
by the Ohio and Indiana floods are hur
ried to the city.
GRAND OPERA NOW
Richness of Color I?
Noted at Opening.
SOCIETY PAYS HER TRIBUTE
Box Parties Numerous and
'Good Time Was Had."
APPRECIATION IS SHOWN
Vast Audience Enjoys "First Nishf
at Handsome Orpbenm Theater.
Tjimonsine and Taxi Crowd
Broadvray to Care for All.
BY LEOXE CASS BAEIt.
A riot of opulent operatic pleasure is
on in Portland.
Limousines, purring like sleek, big
cats, ogled each other and sneered or
rubbed wheels according to socUl
precedence as they lined up last night
along Broadway, and packed them
selves along all the cross streets enter
ing Broadway for blocks around.
This and the outpouring of fashions'
and music-lovers' army were tho
elements that conveyed to Portland
merely one thing, namely, that tho
opera season is now under way.
The limousine and taxi, the motor
and streetcar evidence on the outsido
found corroborative support within the
walls of the handsomo Orpheum Thea
ter. Society Out In Poree,
Society and representative Tortland
were out in force. In its best bib and
tncker, its embroideries, its brocades,
Its chiffons and satins, even Its furs
and fine feathers the latter mostly
worn a l'algrette society was present.
Jewels flashed on the stage,. In the
title of the' opera, but most of all on
lovely throats, slender fingers rd in
elaborate coiffures ' of the smartly
gowned women in the vast audience;
The exclusive rich who had boxes or
an entire row of seats, entertained while
the opera was not in progress their ex
clusive rich guests, or those equally
exclusive perhaps, but less prosperous,
which does not mean that in only tho
boxes or in entire rows were to be
found the elect. They scattered in
twos and in parties over the house,
from the pit to the gallery, slttlns
side by side with folk who do not
know wheather decollete means cut
entrain or made on the bias. In other
words, everybody who could furnisii
the wherewithal, or someone to serve
as host, was among those present.
Goad Time Waa Had.
Also let It be set down that a good
time was had by all.
The scene was truly Mardi Gras in
sofar as it was colorful and full of
life happy, big. bouyant life.
Like a great vividly blooming flower
garden or a piece of splendidly woven
fabric, rich in colors and heavy with
gold and fine jewels, was the kaleido
scopic scene. White necks gleamed
alternately between shirt fronts, and
wondrous jewels flashed beside the
conventional black of the men's even
ing dress. Only a few Cinderellas sat
quietly In their orchestra or balcony
or gallery chairs. All else was a soft
blur of color, splashed occasionally by
one gown more vivid, more daring or .
more brilliant In its hue, and softened
again by a dozen' In gleaming snowy
white or softest pastelle tones.
Between acts of the performance of
'The Jewels of the Madonna" the the
ater turned itself into a reception hall.
Audience Strolls Between Aets.
Folk in the orchestra seats turned
about and viewed their neighbors or
the occupants of boxes. Men and wo
men alike, in twos or in small parties,
left their seats to stroll about the
lobby or take advantage of the long
ascent to the balcony, which in itself
offers excellent opportunities for In
But at the first hint of a rising cur
tain there was a dignified, but none
the less hurried, scuttling for seats.
As to musical and dramatic appre
ciation. Portland society was in its
best behavior. Truly did not lend an
ear. Conversation, may it be said to
our everlasting credit, was as an art
lost while the curtain was up.
No Whispering Beard.
Neither was there whispering. Oc- .
casionally enthusiasm ran away with
discretion or maybe it was a lack of
familiarity with the score and ap
plause for individual soloists, or for
ensemble work quite drowned the trail:
ing haunting loveliness of the wonder- .
ful music, which, of course, kept right
on, not knowing me peculiarities oi
Portland audiences in the matter of ap
One cannot help but be puzzled to
know whether it is merely appreciation
of the beauty of the song, the singer, a
tribute spontaneous no doubt, but un
seemly, inasmuch as it breaks into the
train of the music, or whether .it is
promulgated by a wild hope that the
singer will return and do it all over
again, as In vaudeville or in concert.
Cnrtala Calla Many.
And at the end of the production.
curtain call after curtain call and
shouts of enthusiasm from the gal
lery arose. The audience, in every es-
entlal, was inspired with the bl'.srful
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