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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN, "WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1903.
Hons projected In the United States, It bad
the greatest man of all of them for a
leader. His plans. Ideas and policies are
Indelibly Impressed upon the directors,
who most now take up the work he has
laid down, and the exposition will open
May 1, 19CG. free from debt, and close on
November I an Institutional and financial
triumph, and an honor to the memory or
Mr. Corbett as well as to the memory of
the great explorers whose achievements
the Exposition will commemorate.
BIS SCAXV WORKS OP CHAHITY.
With st Kree Hand Mr. Corbett Aided
Every Deserving; Institution.
Mr. Corbett devoted a large part of his
Income to works of charity. There Jo prob
ably no object or Institution of charity In
the city which has not received benefits
from Mr. Corbett. When any public or
charitable en tern rise has been started he
has generally headed the list of donators.
Undoubtedly Mr. Corbett was the most
generous man with his money who ever
lived In Portland. As the possessor of
a large fortune he understood fully his
duty to the community in using his for
tune for the public Interest.
Among the most prominent Institutions
which are beneficiaries of his bounty are:
Portland Academy, the site of which,
valued at (40,00 was donated by him;
Pacific University, Portland XJbrary. Port
land Art Association. First Presbyterian
Church. T. M. C. A.. Boys" and Girls" Aid
Society. City Board of Charities, Homeop
athic Hospital and many other Institu
tions. He made it a practice to give
money to every newly established Presby
terian church in the Northwest.
Much money has undobtedly been be
queathed to public institutions in Mr. Cor
TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS.
Lewis and Claris Directors and State
Commission to Attend Funeral.
The directors and the state commission
ers of the Lewis and Clark Fair will at
tend the funeral. The two bodies met
yesterday afternoon and agreed upon this
procedure. A committee was named by
B. W. Scott, vice-president if the Expo
sition, to draw up suitable resolutions in
memory of Mr. Corbett. The -committee
is composed of Mr. Scott. TV. J3. Fenton,
W. D. Wheelwright. P. L. "Willis, W. E.
Thomas and 7. C Flanders. Any mem
ber of the board or the commission is at
the disposal of tho family of Mr. Corbett
for any service required.
Mr. Scott, in calling to order the joint
meeting of the board and commission,
spoke as follows: -
"It Is a pad occasion that calls us to
gether. Tou know the occasion, an oc
casion of sorrow and regret. Our loss is
great. It is fit that we. the board of
directors of the Lewis and Clark Cen
tennial, should meet here and express our
sense of the great loss we have suffered
In the death of President Corbett a loes
that not only gseatly affects this particu
lar project that we have In view, to which
we are devoted, and which we must pur
sue, but a loss that will be felt by all
classes of our business and other Inter
ests In this city and state.
"This board of directors naturally must
take some part in the obsequies, adding
our part towards testifying our apprecia
tion of the place that. Mr. Corbett has
held among us, of the place that he has
held In this great undertaking of ours,
of which he. In fact, was the head. With
out bint, as we all know, it would not
have been started.
"I am not advised when the funeral
services will be held or when the burial
will take place. It Is proper, however,
that we should make such preparations as
befits the occasion; that we should ap
point a committee of our number to
make Inquiry as to what the family and
the nearest friends desire or may desire
of us In the funeral services. I think
that It would be proper to assume that
some of our number may be chosen
among, the, pallbearers for the occasion.
Also, .that a committee be designated to
formulate resolutions covering Mr. Cor
bett's life and services and our sense of
the loss the City of Portland, the State
of Oregon and the whole Northwest has
suffered In his passing from us.
"Any member of this board of directors
who may wish to make any suggestion on
this subject I shall be glad to hear.. The
matter should be the subject of some con.
ferenee among us. so that what we do
may be done decently and In order.
"I nted say no more. All I would say
U In the hearts and on the Hps of every
one among us."
Directors present were: H. W. Scott,
Adolphe Wolfe, Paul "Wesslnger. P. L.
Willis. "W. D. Wheelwright. John F.
O'Shea. A. L. Mills, Bufus Mallory, W. D.
Fenton, L N. Flelschner. F. Dresser, A.
D. Devers, Samuel Connell and George W.
Members present of the State Commis
sion were: Dr. Dav Raffety. J. C Flanders,
W. E. Thomas and Frank Williams.
SOIUtOW AT SALEM.
Prominent Men Give Expression of
SALEM. Or-. March 3L Special.)
News of the death of H. W. Corbett this
morning came as a great shock to the
people of Salem. Expressions of sorrow
and deep regret were heard on every
hand and all who have known of the life
and work of Mr. Corbett were warm In
th.elr praise of his public-spirited acts.
He was recognized here as a man whose
great business capacity did not consist
of an ability to build his own fortunes
upon the wrecks of others, but rather a
man who was always ready to aid others
In their enterprises and who achieved his
own success wfclle so doing. His generos
ity Is everywhere a subject of commen--rone
datlon. Among the expressions heard to
day were the following:
Governor George E. Chamberlain Hon.
H. W. Corbett was a magnificent exam
ple of sturdy American citizenship, and
his death Is a great loss to the state. For
more than SO years his life has been an
open. book, and has proven to the men
end women of bis own time as well as
to the younger generation what Is pos
sible of accomplishment where there Is
energy, perseverance and thrift combined
with prudence. Intelligence and rugged
honejty. In his earlier years he bravely
faced the dangers and difficulties of plo-
neer life. Commencing with compare- j Nation and air nations to the study of
tlvely nothing, he not only accumulated J and participation in the good things to be
a magnificent fortune, but forged to the I found here in this vast country In the way
forefront In affairs of state, and attained j of opportunities for new people, new en
the highest place in the gift of our peo-1 trgy and new capital. Mr. Corbett gave
pie by election to the Senate of the t more money and more of enthusiasm and
United States, nearly winning the same i energy than any other one roan to the
. , i , wK.n I .. ti- i . - .ruse- i i .
far-sighted business man. It Is question
able If be bad an equal In the State of
Oregon. His Judgment was appealed to
In times of financial depression which
tried mens souls, and whatever enter
prise or institution his name was con-
nected with at nn iron the confidence I
of the people. His loss to Portland can- I through the whole course of the grand
not be estimated, particularly at a time scheme. Mr. Corbett was one of the best
when as a leading spirit in the Lewis and known men on this Coast In financial dr
Clark Exposition all eyes were turned j 'cs. He had amassed a great fortune, but
to him for counsel and advice. I have through hard work and conservative man-
uuiro wun mm upon uus suDject, ana.,
speak from personal knowledge when I
aay that his whole soul seemed wrapped
up In the successful prosecution of this
Exposition, for he felt, as he assured me,
that It the people of the whole state
would give It their united support the
enterprise would be successful, and If
successful would add greatly to the ma
terial wealth and prosperity of the peo
ple of Oregon and the Oregon country.
Chief Justice F. A. Moore Hon. H W.
Corbett witnessed the growth of Port
land from a small village to a magnifi
cat city and took an active part In even
Industry that. In his opinion, tended to
promote the commercial importance of
the metropolis of this state. Though by
his economy and business foresight be
amassed a fortune, he was ever the
friend of the energetic and. In many In
stances, has kept men from bankruptcy
and ruin by unostentatious assistance,
thereby winning their gratitude and love.
He will be missed from the great 'busi
ness activities of Oregon, of which he
has been a potent factor, but be will be
missed most by those whom he has aided
In their time of need, and the are le
gion whose sorrow for his departure is
Supreme Judge C. E. Wolverton In the
death of Mr. Corbett the state and the
entire Northwest have sustained, ssreat
loss. From his early settlement ln-Tort-land
be has taken an active and leading
part In business affairs, and has been
prominent In the political field. It Is In
later years, however, that his Influence
has been most felt. Ills wonderful activ
ity and enterprise and his sound, excel
lent Judgment have placed him In the
front rank of the ablest financiers of the
country. Possessed of these sterling
qualities, his sanction of the Lewis and
Clark Centennial has been accepted as
a potent guaranty of its success, and It
Is much to be regretted that the man
agement of such an enterprise will be
bereft of his advice and counsel.
Supreme Judge R. H. Bean The death
of H. W. Corbett Is a great loss to the
state, for the reason that he was a public-spirited
man and a leader In every
great movement of Interest in the state
and the city in which; he lived.
A. Bush, the pioneer banker, who has
been closely associated with H. W- Cor
bett In many business transactions, was
so overcome by the news of the death
of his friend that be could not give ex
pression to his feelings. A half century
ago, as H. W. Corbett walked down the
gangplank, on his first arrival In Port
land, he looked over the crowd on shore
and asked: "Is there a man among you
named Bush J" Asahel Bush, then a
young printer, responded. "I have letters
of Introduction addressed to you," Mr.
Corbett said, and the acquaintance then
formed grew into a friendship which has
become closer and stronger as the years
rolled away. Mr. Bush and Mr. Corbett
placed the utmost confidence In each
other and no opportunity to confer a fa
vor was ever missed by either of them.
It" was at the earnest solicitation of Mr.
Corbett 'that Mr. Bush consented to be
come a member of the Lewis and Clark
Hon. Claud Gatch. cashier In Mr.
Bush's bank As a young man now reach
ing middle age and in the employ of a
.large banking concern. I have had occa
sion frequently to meet Senator Cor
bett. He was always kindly and con
siderate. His financial ability was great
ly to be admired. His business methods
were always square.
John H. Albert, president of the Capi
tal National Bank The death of H. W.
Corbett is a public calamity, particular
ly because of his connection with the
Lewis and Clark Fair. His. was in many
respects a peculiar character, of which
vindlctlvencss was not an element. He
was forceful and firm In his convictions,
but entertained no malice toward his ene
mies or competitors. He wsa a very
good man and I am sorry to learn of
Henry B. Thlelsen, president of the
Greater Salem Commercial Club The
death of Mr. Corbett will be deeply felt,
not only by. Portland and the State of Ore
gon, but by the entire Northwest. He
felt as few wealthy men do the duties
the possession of wealth Imposed upon
him, and was always ready to do his part
In any enterprise that promised to ad
vance the interests of the city and state
of bis adoption. In the financial world
his sagacity was recognized and his
Judgment valued, and a new enterprise
that carried the stamp of his Indorsement
was not apt to fall for want of backers.
Oregon will long mourn her distinguished
Frank Davey, Representative from Ma
rlon County I had no personal acquaint
ance with Mr. Corbett. but his public
life has been familiar to me for several
years. He was a great man in the world
of high-grade politics and sound finance:
too great and too honest to be successful
in the practical politics of the time; so
strong in' his personal Integrity that he
was easily deceived; so faithful In his
friendships, and his confidences that he
was an easy victim for designing men.
His liberality, his progressive and aggres
sive spirit will be sadly missed for several
year In the work of advancing the sub
stantial Interests of Oregon, While he had
lived long past the average allotted span,
yet all Oregon will deeply mourn his de
parture. State Senator E. M. Crolsan It shocks
roe to learn of the sudden death of ex
Senator Corbett, when It was only last
Friday I was In his office and saw him
working at his desk answering a great
pile of letters and apparently In his usual
health. Tes, we have certainly lost a
good, great and generous-hearted man,
and the entire Northwest will sadly miss
him- He certainly stood the peer of any
man In the United States, not only as a
financier, but as a public-spirited citi
zen. L. L. Pierce, a member of the Legis
lature of 1901 In the death of Hon, H. W.
Corbett the State of Oregon loses. In my
opinion, its most public-spirited citizen, and
one whose place will not readily be filled.
The City of Portland sustains the loss
of a man who has devoted a lifetime to
the upbuilding of the city of his adop
tion, but the entire state Is no less a
loser, as Mr. Corbett really belonged to
the commonwealth. He was a broad man.
one of the grandest men of the Nation.
Tllmon Ford In the passing away of
Hon. H. W. Corbett, Oregon has lost one
of her most substantial citizens and one
whose place will not soon be filled. Mr.
Corbett was certainly the greatest finan
cier In the entire Northwest, but he shone
brightest as a good citizen, a true friend
and a public spirited man, and In bis
death the people of Oregon will mourn the
loss of their greatest public benefactor.
The Salem Statesman tomorrow1 morn
ing will say: "In the death of Hon. H. W.
Corbett. which occurred at his home in
Portland yesterday morning, Oregon loses
of her foremost and most useful cltl-
zens. Mr. Corbett commenced bis career
In this state with the beginning of things
formative of the greatness which he aided
to prepare for and to make. He has been
one of -the greatest and most powerful
of the state-builders, and In the past few
years ho has seen with almost prophetic
vision a still grander future for his state
and the Northwest, and has bent his
potent energies and large resources to the
conserving of the forces making for the
larger enterprises and prosperity to fol
low. He sought to crown his life by
bringing to a successful Issue the holding
of a World's Fair in order to Invite a
land. He entered into the enterprise with
all his resources, and his ripe business
training and devoted his time to the pro
motion of the gigantic undertaking. The
great pity Is that Mr. Corbett could not
live to see the successful Issue of his la.
bora. But his snlrlt will llv inl mm
"- t are large numoers of
men throughout the Northwest. In every
walk of life, who will feel each for him
self that he has lost a personal friend In
the death of Henry W. Corbett."
Flags were placed at half-mast on the
Capitol today, and on several business
houses. Including tbe Ladd & Bush Bank.
Shock to Oregon City Friends.
OREGON CTTT. March II. (SpeclaLV
The news of the sudden death of ex
Unlted States Senator Henry W. Corbett
was received in this city early this morn
ing, and was a severe shock to bis many
friends and acquaintances here. Mr. Cor
bett was especially well known here, as
Oregon City Is the oldest of the pioneer
towns, and he has been to a certain ex
tent identified- with Its growth. Expres
sions of sorrow and regret over bis death
were heard on every hand- A large num
ber of Oregon City people will attend the
IS CHARTER VALID?
Attorney Claims Certain Sec
tions Are Unconstitutional.
SAYS IT IS HOT OPERATIVE YET
Comprehensive Attack on Document
Cnder Which City Government Is
Being Conducted, in Salt Fired
Restating; Tax Assessment.
Attorney Ralnh B- Dunlway in a com
plaint tiled In the State Circuit Court In
behalf of himself. A. A. Kadderly and a
other persons resisting a reassessment for
the Improvement of East Burnslde street
from East Eighth to East Twenty-eighth
street, declares that the new city charter
does not become a law until May 23, 1SB.
He avers that under section L article 4.
of the constitution, as amended, the act
Is not necessary for the Immediate preser
vation of the public peace, health and
safety, and that, therefore 80 days must
elapse since the passage of the charter be
fore It becomes operative.
The defendants In tbe suit filed by Mr.
Dunlway are the City of Portland, the
members of the Council, Smyth & Howard,
contractors; United States Fidelity &.
Guaranty Company, and John W. Cox.
The Council passed a resolution provid
ing for the improvement of East Burnslde
street with macadam and crushed rock on
December t, lSOLand on February 10. 1902.
the contract was let to Smyth & Howard
It Is alleged by the plaintiff that neither
the City Engineer nor any one else caused
to be, posted, as provided by the charter,
notice of tho work,' in letters of not less
than one Inch In lenzth. or anv longer
than one-half Inch in length, nor any
notice which aet forth the fact of tbe
passage of tbe resolution.
Smyth & Howard. If is asserted, did not
comply with, the contract as to materials,
but instead used valuelere round rock a
great deal larger" than four Inches at the
largest diameter, and that a considerable
amount of the rock was six, eight, ten
and 12 Inches In diameter. Numerous ob
jections are also made to the manner of
doing the work.
The facts in connection with a nrevlous
suit filed by Mr. Dunlwav and the others
objecting against paying for tbe Improve
ment, are act forth, and it Is stated that
Judge Frazer In that case decided that the
notice given of tbe Improvement by the
City Engineer was not legal, and accord
ing to the requirements of the charter;
also, that the assessment attempted to be
made .was Ineffectual and votd and should
be set aside, and the city be perpetually
enjoined from attempting to enforce It.
Tbe court declined to make any further
findings In the case, tbat Is as to the
character of the work and material used.
In the present suit it Is alleged that
John W. Cook la tbe holder of all special
warrants issued by the city for this work
tbat are unpaid, and that a payment of
any of these street warrants to Smyth &
Howard, the United States Fidelity &
Guaranty Company, or Cook, would be a
fraudulent conversion of the money of the
taxpayers of the City of Portland.
On February IS. 1303, It Is averred that
the Council passed a resolution for the
reassessment of the benefits for the im
provement of East Burnslde street, and
that the City Auditor Issued such a notice.
It Is stated, however, that the Auditor did.
not mall notices to the owners of prop
erty who bonded or paid tbe former as
sessment, and that the only notices the
Auditor sent to anybody were not- signed
ana did not show at all from whom they
Many constitutional objections are re
cited, why the recent action of the Council
will not stand. The first Is that the new
charter Is not yet In effect: another Is
that the Council seeks to deprive persons
of a remedy by due course of law for
Injury .done them In person and property.
Still -another Is that an attempt U made
to take private property without Just com
pensation. It Is also stated that certain sections of
the charter are unconstitutional, because
they authorize the City of Porland and Its
officers to pass laws grantlmr to delin
quent and fraudulent street and sewer
contractors, tax title purchasers and spec
ulators immunity irom being bound by the
contracts voluntarily entered Into by them
with the city.
Mr. Dunlway offers other constitutional
points In support of his comDlalnt. An
Injunction Is asked for restraining the city
officials from proceeding further until the
suit is aeclaeo.
ANOTHER ETECOTIOJf HERE.
George Smith, Negro Murderer, Will
Probably Be Hanged at Courthouse,
George Smith, the negro whose convic
tion of murder of his white wife, Annie
Smith, was affirmed by tbe Supreme Court
on Monday, will probably be hanged on
the scaffold in the Courthouse yard, used
in tne execution or setting.
Tbe closing section of the act passed at
tbe last session of the Legislature, pro
viding for the execution of death sentences
at the penitentiary, reads as follows:
"Any warrant Issued prior to the taking
eneci ox mis measure, snau be executed
by the Sheriff. This act shall not be
construed to affect the execution of any
warrant Issued prior to the taking effect
of .this measure."
Governor Chamberlain signed the bill on
February 17. and It goes into efTect on
May IS. The mandate of the Supreme
Court, which Is the official notice to tbe
lower court that tbe conviction has been
affirmed, may not arrive here before the
expiration of SO .days, because Smith's at
torneys are allowed that much time to
file a motion for a rehearing. Smith will
then be sentenced again, and the court
must auow so days to pass before the
sentence can te executed.
District Attorney -Manning, speaking of
uie maiier yesiexoay, expressed, the
opinion that the sentencing of the man Is
the warrant referred to In the new lair.
and In that event unless a great deal of
time can be taken up In Dreoarinr and ar.
suing the motion for a rehearing. Smith
win ie nangea nere.
Mr. Manning said he had not exa-nlnl
the question fully yet, but he had ad
vised Sheriff Storey not'to have the scaf
fold taken down. The question Is an im.
portant one, because to mske the execu
tion legal It must occur In the place pro-
vis ea Dy law.
Smith, when seen by an Oreconlan re
porter yesterday afternoon, said: "I feel
nrsi rate, i am doing a little twisting and
tying a few knots," referring to a shawl
be was engaged In making with yarn.
"I heard the news early this mom'ar. T
didn't turn white, because I didn't expect
anything else. I didn't look for anything
different. I can't state why except tbat
I was thinking that way. I may say more
aooui ii alter i nave seen my lawyer. He
passed through here this morning, btrl
he was In a hurry and I did not have a
cnance 10 speak to Mm."
Smith also stated that be had no Ill
will against anyone and was sorry for
what happened. He remarked that one
day when he was taken up to the court
room, the Deputy Sheriff told him be could
take a walk and see the scaffold, but be
did not want to look at it.
XOT IX FE.ITn.VnARV TET.
Charles lloaahton, Convicted oTRob.
bery. Released on Bonds.
Charles, alias "Chick" Houghton was
released from the county jail by Judge
George yesterday on a bond for 23)00.
signed by Houghton's parents. Houghton
V29 sentenced to .eight years In the peni
tentiary for robbery, and the Susreme
Court on Monday granted Houghton a new
tnaj because of error or the'lower court
In admitting heresay evidence.
The specific charge against -Houghton la
that he held up and robbed a young man
named Batch, who came here from East
ern Oregon. Tbe evidence was that he
followed Balch out of a saloon on Fourth
street, where he observed bjm displaying
money freely. The defense entered by
Houghton was tbat the police were preju
diced against him. and wanted to railroad
elm to tbe penitentiary,
Sine Children Share -Bataie.
The will of John Brugger, deceased, was
admitted to probate "yesterday: By the
terms of- the Instrument the sons of the
testator. Theodore and Andrew, are to -receive
all of the real property, and the
other children, John. Melcholr. Alvlna,
TheopblL Elizabeth, Mary and Catherine,
are bequeathed $3900 each. The residue
of the estate Is to be distributed equally
among all the children. Andrew Brugger
Is named as executor.
J. C Havely, Theodore Jensen and F.
L. Schefiln, were discharged In bankruptcy
by Judge Bellinger jresterday.
L. A. Esteb was appointed United States
Commissioner at Echo, Umatilla. County,
yesterday by" Judge Bellinger.
Judge Sears will announce a decision to
day in the case of Charles Couts Against
E. O. Manning; on the motion to discharge
moneys from attachment.
District Attorney Manning yesterday re
turned nota true' bill 'in the case of
Charles Kronenberg, charged with steal
ing $125 In the store of Charles, W. Saun
ders, on June K, 1502.
The will of George Mutschler. deceased,
was admitted to the County -Court yes
terday. The property, valued at ((000, Is
devised to Attda Anderson Mutaohl'er.. bis
wife, who is named as executor.
The Oregon Water Power 4 Railway
Company .yesterday filed suit. against F.
C. Goo din. Nettle L. Palmer, T. A. Wood
and R. C Wood to condemn lands for
right of way purposes in Bellwood.
"Charles Allsky, a former member of the
Portland Police Department, yesterday
filed eult against Annie Allsky for a di
vorce in tho State Circuit Court, because
of desertion, beginning March 10. 132.
They were married at Vancouver. Wash,
Nancy J. Morrell. who was united In
marriage to James G. Morrell In Portland
on February 18. IXC has filed suit against
him In the State Circuit Court, for a di
vorce. She states In her complaint tbat
he falsely cccused her of Infidelity and
threatened to kill her, and also asserted
In the presence of her daughters tbat she
associated with Immoral people. Mrs.
Morrell avers that her husband Is a dis
solute person, and spends his time and
money In saloons. She asks to be restored
to her former name, Sheely.
BREAK ENSLAVING CHAINS
Dr. Sperrr Gives Interesting; Advice
to Y. Jl. C A. Audience.
The lecture by Lyman Beecher Eperry
at the Toung Men's Christian Association
last evening on "Somethln's Done Broke,"
was Introduced by the story of a colored
boy who at 17 years of age was regarded
as an Idiot. He insisted on attending
school, though apparently Incapable of
learning anything from books. Some
months after he surprises his teacher by
reciting Intelligently not only what was
In the book he had used, but also much
tbat had been said and done In the school
room. In reply to the astonished teach
er's questions as to what had. caused the
sudden awakening Sam put his hands to
his head exclaiming. "Somethln here has
Just done broke." This boy afterward be
came Minister to Liberia under President
Hayes. The lecturer took this case as a
striking Illustration of a general fact. The
business of life is tho breaking of various
enslaving chains. Most people at the
start have the advantage of the poor
colored boy. but all of us must gain our
freedom, and the enjoyment of life
through the breaking of enslaving chains,
Tbe first chain named was that of un
fortunate heredity. Various phases of in
herited defects or bad tendencies were
spoken of and Illustrated. "We are all to
some extent." said Dr. Sperrr, "chips oft
an old block. And some of us think that
some of our neighbors are chips off old
blockheads." Tho next chain spoken of
was Ignorance. The human Infant at birth;
while potcntlaly the greatest of all ani
mals. Is actually the most Ignorant and
helpless. But by breaking the bands of
Ignorance It may become an Edison or a
Gladstone. Superstition, sklttlshness we
call It when exhibited by a horse, that Is
fear and unreasonable excitement In the
presence of things we do not understand.
was said to be the third chain. The liquor
habit and the custom of taking quack
remedies was mo last enslaving cnam
Tbe lecturer contended that the force
by which these various chains are to be
broken Is summed up in one word truth-
Each truth clearly and Intelligently ap
prehended ana placed in scientific relation
to other truth, becomes an expanding
force, which like freezing water or tbe
growing roots of vegetation, will lift or
pry apart the hardest rock. But truth, to
have this liberating Influence, must not
only be Intelligently apprehended, but
worked out in tn lire.
The lecture was original and served as
a stimulant and an encouragement to all
who heard It.
While serious In his purposes Dr. Snerrv
Is anything but dull and pedantic in his
manner. He makes the gravest subjects
entertaining ana numor abounds in all
The subject of the lecture tonight win
be unman conditions and Possibilities.
The admtaalon Is free to men only.
STRANGE GAME OF BLUFF
now a German Bank Cashier
Worked Directors for Pension.
BERLIN. March 3L While the direct
ors of the Mayence People's Bank were In
session a few days ago, tbe cashier, Herr
mann, who had been with the bank 27
years, told them he had taken 170.000 of
the bank's -funds. The amazed directors,
when they were really convinced tbat this
was true, and that the old employe had
not suddenly gone mad. asked him why he
naa rooDea tne bank; be replied:
"This Is my revenge for not having
been elected a director in 1S0O. as I was
promised. I had been preparing this
stroKe lor three years."
The cashier added that he was willing
iu u io uie pemienuary xor lire, aa he
had "got even by Inflicting Ufepangs on
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the directors and stockholders" by taking
The bank officers, dropping the high-
tone which they had at first assumed to
ward Herrmann, begged htm to restore
the money and retain their esteem. Herr
mann slowly yielded so far as to say that.
If they would give tSSO down, and a life
pension of $300 a year, he would return
the stolen money. It was daylight when
the directors- promised to give- the cashier
IS250 and a pension.
Herrman then went to the outer office.
brought in $70,000. counted out JS3.7K) and
put ?20 In his pocket. The directors said
this was not fair; tbat he must return all
the money, and then ho would receive
tbe $50 promised to him. He, however,
refused, and the bank has now brought
legal proceedings to recover the TSS0.
Relation Growing; Strained.
PARIS, March ZL The Journal des Do-
bats baa a two-column leader on recent
Incidents which the paper claims show
the growing of German-American es
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