Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 16, 1905, Image 1

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    VOL. XX,Y.- NO. 13,970.
Mission Board Votes
Down Gladden.
Though Majority Votes Against
Him, All Applaud.
Great Financiers Receive Oratorical
Ijashlnp in Convention Glad
don AVI II Continue FiRlit,
Though .End Is Set.
LUTION. KoJvd. Tht the officers of this
rarity M neither solicit nor Jn
vit domiUe-M to lUt ftmd from per
tmm wheae gate are Renorally be
ttered to hajre been dm4p by method
morally ref-rebeiMtblo and socially !n-
SBATTLE. Sept. 16.-(SpcIJ.)-"Thts is
K the end: It Is the beginning."
Dr. Wahlwgton Gladden said that after
tfce American Board of Commiseioners for
TtK Miaetom; had fetid his "tainted
momy" resolution on the table by a rkrfng
vote of to . With Dr. Gladden's res
eattoa went tb proposed substitute oom
M radius: the prudential committee and
Mtltateg a new set of principles govorn
t5 the oetteetlon of money for mission
ary wwk. The board declared t a sub
ject that houfd not lx interjected into
Use meeting, and threw it out.
Caustic Comment on Oil King.
Dr. Gladden had made a strong plea for
the adoption of hta resolution forbidding
the mlk-Harkm of funds from men who
bad gained a fortune hi ' qaertlonable
"tboda. He pleaded and storm odf threat--Af
""V -QOHtlon, "Vy'ith
out memfltottiK his name. Dr. Gladden
arraigned John D. Rockefeller bitterly and
cousUralry commented upon the fact that
ataoe certain big gifts bad been received
be re wm no further comment upon the
aource of the oil king' wealth. For more
tbaa an hour he held the platform at the
board meeting.
Bven more strongly than Dr. Gladden,
Rev. PhiUtfi Moxom. of Springfield. Mass.,
Peded for the Gladden resolution, and
Rev. S. O. Updyke denounced certain
groat ana nepers
Fight Only Just Begun.
As Dr. Gladden turned to leave the hall,
overwhelmingly voted down, he declared
M a giit had only commenced.
1 have often been in the minority in
tins board." he said, "but I have seen
tnat minority gather strength until it be
came the majority. S it win now. .1
fdcall not bring up the question again at
ths meeting, but the light Ls not over.
This Is merely the boginnlng."
Juet ac confidently G. Henry Whitcomb
turned from the hall, believing the Incl-
&QKt CtO fifed.
"We will hear no more about it." he
said. "This is the end."
There were few speeches following Dr.
Gladden's. but for a time the prudential
committee's forces bombarded him with
"baiting" questions, to which he replied
that the board should determine whether
money wae tainted or not.
Gladden's Plea Against Tainted
Money Arouses Enthusiasm.
SaATTLS. Sept. tt.-By a vote of 4C to
3. the American Board of Commissioners
for Foreign Missions today wont on record
a being opposed to a further discussion
of "tainted money" in any of its phases.
This vote was not taken, however, until
the question had been threshed out In all
its phases, and the leading Congrogation
altets of America had voiced their senti
ments on the subject.
Dr. Washington Gladden, the loader of
the minority, precipitated the discussion
by the introduction of a resolution to the
effect that the officers of the board
should neither invite nor solicit donations
to Its funds from persons whose gains are
generally believed to have been made by
methods "morally indefensible or socially
Mr. David Fales. of Illinois, Immediately
offered a substitute resolution calculated
to uphold the prudential committee in its
attitude on the subject of 6uch gifts, and
both were referred to a special committee
composed of Dr. Gladden, the author of
the original resolution; Mr. Faels, who
introduced the substitute; Rev. George C
Adams. Rev. Philip S. Moxom, Rev. John
R. Thurston. W. W. Mills and Guilford
This committee's report was made a
special order of business at the afternoon
session. Two reports were submitted, the
majority signed by five members and the
minority containing the signatures of Dr.
Gladden and Dr. Moxom, two of the orig
inal pretcstants.
Gladden Will Continue Fight.
Immediately after the reading of the re
ports Dr. Gladden moved the adoption
of the minority report, and, spoaklng to
the motion, he reviewed the question,
"Shall lllgotten gains be sought for Chris
tiah purposos?" from its Inception, con
cluding with an eloquent appeal that the
church divorce Itself for all time from
this source of contributions. Dr. Glad
den's final words were significant of the
course which it la his purpose to pursue
In the future, notwithstanding the over
whelming vote by which the minority re--port
was virtually lost '
"Some of you .have been Idnd enough toj.
assure me that I am In a very insignifi
cant minority," he said. "That may be; 1
leave that to be decided by you. It will
not be the first time that I have been in
a very small minority, even in this board;
but I have seen such small minorities
in a verj' few years grow to overwhelming
majorities. The same appeal of 'truth, to
time' is one on which I have learned to
rest with hope, and I thereforb .commit
with confidence "what I have said to yeu
and to the people of the Congregational
churches and to the kindly Judgment bf all
honorable men."
From 'the moment that Dr. Gladden
yielded the platform until President Capon
announced his defeat on the ballot to
table a running debate was had in which
representatives of evory church, section
and dependent denomination seized . the
opportunity to place Jhemselvos on rec
ord. Ovation Follows Spcccll.
Throughout Dr. Gladden's speech and
following his rejoinders to the vollej of
pertinent questions which were shot at
him from all points of the auditorium, it
was apparent that his attitude had made
a lasting impression upon his auditors,
and applause at this time was both spon
taneous and unrestrained. After the vote
was taken that finally disposed of the
matter, and even while the ten who voted
acalnstthe motion to table the resolu
tions were standing, applause broke out
and Dr. Gladden, vho left the platform
at the close of the debate was over
whelmed with congratulations on his ad
dress and the position taken by hhn. He
held an informal reception in one of the
committee-rooms, and for a few minutes
the routine of the afternoon session was
In moving the adoption of the minority
report committing the boarS against the
acceptance of such gifts as that recently
subscribed by John D. Rockefeller, Dr.
Gladden said in part:
Principles Arc at Stake.
The principle for which this beard was or
ganized "la much more than a eerporat4e to
carry on rafcwetonary work and te receive Rift
for that pwrpef. la the words of President
Tucker, the board le sot primarily a de
positor for the reception of uasoMcUed sift",
set oven an agent r trustee for ' their -burfscmeot.
Primarily the boar, as it exists
today. ) a powerful organi-uuten for the v-
McHatlon and direction of funds toward mta
sienary ends. Its work In te-e regards Is at
positive and aggressive as Its work la the
field. Principles one and two virtually Ig
nore the whole matter &i seHcilatle la which
present issues for the most, part He.
It in this function which we must keep
clearly before us In the entire dty-cu scion. It
Is what ha been dene In the exercise of tM
u action, and nothing else, that has pro
voked, all tM controversy. Yet the entire
argument of the prudential committee, an it
hen been prc-sented to the public, baa ignored
thin fundamental Issue. I think that a great
deal of moral confusion has bees caused by
tine evasion; and I hope that we ehalt be
aWe here to get the mala question dearly
before us.
It may he granted that gifts which come
from unknown sources, uninvited gifts, Mke
there which are dropped upon the contribution
plate, may be taken without quetroentag. To
learn the source of all such gifts' would be
Impossible, ana We "are not advocating ab
surdities. Offering that arc made without
ostentation, before which no trumpet aro
blown, which expect no recognition, may be
freoiy received, and ne possible barm can be
dene. But wbea the giver comes with bis
gift and asks e to accept it publicly and for
mally at hla band?, the question la very dif
ferent. Tbbc distinction, by the way. entirely dis
poses of the contention that we ' are seek
ing to prevent unworthy pica freer .del ng good
with their meaoy: Aaj" rich' man who Is
'fitting to make bin giftA impersonal and se
cret will and no difficulty whatever in bestew-
lag tbem.
Gifts Roprcsent Giver.
It is only gifts which require frtaz pubWc
recognition of the giver and which connect
themselves with the giver, about which any
question can be raised. Bvery such gift rep
resents the giver. His character is mere or
less rejected in It. Prejerty, as Hegel htta
B3 truly mid. In an oxtonsion of the per
sonality, and the personality can never be
eliminated when gifts are pubMdy made.
We ought to develop the missionary re
sources of our churches, and of our local eon-id
feronees. as they have never been developed.
We ought to do It and we can do It.
can go before the people of our churehn and
say to them: "This work of bringing Christ
to the world Is our work and we must do
It. The good light is our fight and we can
win It. We are not going down to Egypt
after ebarleta and horses, we will fight it out
eursoivee. We do not need to ditcuas tainted
money, it is enougn to say that we nee
none of It. for we know where there Is plenty
of good boneet money for all this work. It
is the Lord's money and he shaN have what
he calls for."
When I have said my word, I call yeu to
witness that It has been epoken. net in anger
or bUternfw, hut soberly and klntfty. I have
Indulged In ne personalities, I have aspcreed
no man's motives. I have been constrained to
apeak very plainly, for the juncture is a se
rious one; there are prlnelpiea at b-sue which
cannot be trilled with; there are Interests at
stake which ought not to be mcriSced.
S" Solicitation the Issue.
The reception of voluntary gifts is not.
however, the question before us. No gifts
from compromising sources have been prof
fered to this board or arc likely te be. The
practical lsue before us concerns the active
soncitatlen rather than the passive accept
ance of gifts. Even granting that "the
American board has not been given the
authority to discriminate between those who
offer gifts." it is certain that the board has
ample authority to discriminate among those
from whom it will solicit gifts. It does dis
criminate among these persons, it has not
gone, ana It will not go to great gamblers
or liquor sellers soliciting aid. The sug
gestion that It might .Intend, to do e hs
been already indignantly repelled as a slan
der. The legal title of such persons to the
property now In their hands may be perfect.
but the officers of the American board will
not seek out such persons and Invite their
co-operation in its work. .It will discrim
inate against them. The right ana tho duty
of making discrimination among these who
ore lnvltt-d to contribute to its treasury will
not, I dare say, be disputed on the floor.
The line is drawn, and will be drawn, The
") Murausii is micro u snail do arawn.
The committee says that "Investigation by
the executive officers to determine the
sources from which gifts come Is neither
justifiable nor practical." However this may
be. It is certainly competent and wise for
them to make some inquiry respecting the
character and reputation of the persons te
whom they apply for assistance.
using the discretion which they must use
In soliciting donations, there are one or 'two
simple rules by which they bhould be guided.
In the first place as we have already seen,
they must not seek the co-onoratlon In their
work of persons whose gains have been and
are being made by scandalous Immoralities.
About this there Is no dispute.
in the second place, ther must not Invite
gifts frem persons who are conspicuous ene
mies of society.
Enemies of Society.
It Is a bitter truth that such a class exists
among us, and that the Nation is now con
fronting, with anxiety and fear, the prob
lem of restraining its depredations. The
class Is composed of persons who have rapid
ly acquired enormous wealth. The number
of these persons Is not large, but the power
wnicn iney nave acquired is prodigious. No
such aggregation of wealth have ever been
The existence of such fortunes is prima facie
evidence of social injustice. I think that a
man may, by means fairly legitimate, accumu
late a considerable fortune, but no man can
posribly render to society a kind and amount
of service which shall entitle him. within a
generation, to heap up for himself a fortune
or a thousand million or five hundred mlllionn
of dollars. The existence of such fortunes
Is an enormous peril to a democratic elate;
tney could ne-er nave been accumulated. In
a democracy, without a great deal of social
and political rottenness; and the men who
have taken advantage of - cuch conditions, or
have, perhaps, helped to create them, in
XCtfn.c5udtd.on pre ).
Has Had Six Husbands and
Never- Yet Has Found
. a Good One. r
Often Deserted or Driven to Divorce
by Faithless 3Ian, She Still
Hopes to Draw a Prize
In Lottery.
Really good and true men are scarce
as hen's teeth.
Drink is the curse of mankind. It
makes a fiend of a good man.
My husbands have been aMke in
one particular; I have had to support
all of them.
Marriage Is a lottery and I have
drawn no prizes.
I could not fancy a homely mas. no
matter hew good he was.
CHICAGO, Sept. IS. (Special.) While
the trials and tribulations of six matri
monial ventures, all of which provefi
dtemal failures, have shattered to. a
marked degree her faith In mankind, Mrs.
William Cleaves Hodge?. IS years old,
3W3 Fifth avenue, declared today that
she Is not altogether discouraged.
Although admitting she has lost hope
of over meeting her afilnlty, Mrs. Hodges
has enough faith in matrimonial bureaus
to believe that she still may realize
her lingering aspiration which Is to find
a good man who will provide a comfort
table home for her and two of her three
children. Her oldest son, who Is 23. can
take care of himself, she says.
Fate has rather turned the tables on
Mrs. Hodges in this regard, for she says
she has had to support every man ahe
over married. Drink was he principal
disturbing element In her domestic Hfe.
having caused her to leave four f the
six husbands. She killed one In self
defense. Deserted AVlthln.Tvyp Dnya.
The last husband deserted her. She
met him at the Grand Central Railway
station last Saturday night, after cor
responding with him through the medium
of a matrimonial "ad." He came from
Bowling Green, Ky., and said he was a
stock-farm owner. Justice Wolff married
the couple, and Monday morning, not
quite IS hours after the wedding cere
mony. Mrs. Hodges says, she found her
self a widow again.
"But I am used to such disappoint
ments, so I don't mind It much." she
said. "I always have lived as well with
out a husband, as with one. I have had
to support them all, so what's the differ
ence?" .
Here Is the brief story of this much
married woman, as related by horself to
day: Story of Mnny "Marriages.
"My maiden name was Laura Wind
ross. I was bom at Pensaukee. Mich., IS
years ago. At 19 I was married to Wil
liam Bush, son of a lumber doalr In
Brookside, Wis. He met me at a dance,
proposed and got me. I lived with him
a year and 9 months, when I left him
because he did not support me. 1 did
dressmaking and supported him until I
got tired or It.
"After a year of single life I was again
married to M O'Donnell. a cook In Posh
tigo. Wis. He had been smitten with
me before I got Bush, and as soon as he
found I had secured a divorce he re
sumed his attentions. I lived with him
three years. He drank terribly. I left
him. I afterwards got a divorce from
O'Donnell. He is now In California.
"I returned the Peshtlgo and opened a
millinery shop. Wrhlle there. I mot A. M.
Cholotte, a wealthy lumberman. Ills folks
objected so strongly to his marrying a
divorced woman that they drove him in
sane with their harping. He, died in an
Oshkosh, Wis., sanitarium.
Cousin Wins Away Husband.
"Then I went to Mastodon, Mich., "where
I met R. S. Perkins, agent for the Mas
todon Iron Company. I was married to
him jjnd lived 12 years with him. We
came to Chicago and he engaged In the
construction of. bridges for the sanitary j
district. My cousin won him from me. I !
heard he was trying to get a divorce and j
beat him to It- j
"I -did dressmaking tw.o more years. Fl- 1
nallv I answered a matrimonial 'ad' and i
was married to Fred Blsbee, a North Da
kota farmer. The children and I got
along nlcoly, until there was a failure of
orops. That drove Blabee Insane. I
packed up and went to the nearest town.
He followed me with a rifle and broke
Into my room at Crosier. X. D. I shot
him In self-defense and was acquitted.
.Worthless Check Pays Fee.
"I stayed at the hotel waiting for the
Bhcriff to sell the farm. While there, I
metand was married to Charles H. Wil
liams, an engineer for the Lakeota Mill
ing Company. He was the nicest one of
the lot, but he would . not support me,
Williams disappeared suddenly.' I guess
I loved him best of all.
"My experience with this last "husband
has taught me a lesson. He gave a
worthless check to the Justice for marry
ing us. I'll be more cautious hereafter
in casting my line in the matrimonial
Fight New Cases in Prussia.
BERLIN, Sept. 15. The Official Bulletin
Xtoaay announce, ejfht .newcaaes oLchol--
era and three deaths in 21 hours ending
at noon, making a total of 190 cases and
6S deaths. The new cases are one each
in the Dlrschau. Brcslau, Stuhm and
Koalgsberg districts, and two each in tho
Graudenz arid Flatow districts.
DIRSCHAU. Prussia. Sept. 15. One new
case of cholera was reported here today.
Missing Sailors of Mikasa Drowned
Like Rnts in Trap.
LONDON", Sept. 16. Tho correspondent
of the Telegraph at Sasebo. Japan. In a
dispatch describing the disaster to the
battleship Mikasa, says the reason the
fate of so many of the crew Is unknown
Is that a large detachaient was sent be
low to battle with the flames, and that
the men were unable to reach the deck
when tho vessel foundered.
It Is believed the actual damage to the
vessol Is comparatively slight, according
to tho correspondent.
Committee of Dlit "Wants Martini
Law Abolished.
TOKIO. Sept, 15. (5:S0 P. M.) The com
mittee of tho lower house of the Diet,
which has ben Investigating the recent
disturbances, will have an Interview with
Premier Katsura tomorrow, on which oc
casion the committee will demand the
abolition of martial law and will also or
ganize a special committee of inquiry Into
police outrages.
The Bar Association Is memorializing
the government for the abolition of mar
tial law.
The president and vice-president of the
lower house of the Diet will go to Yoko
hama tomorrow to meet Secretary Taft.
Former Official Gives Evidence In
Suit of Venezuela.
NEW YORK. Sept, 15. The first hearing
of testimony in this country In the suit
of the government of Venezuela against
the New York & Bermudez Asphalt Com-'
pany for Jll.OW.OOO was held today before
United States Commissioner Alexander.
The action Is for alleged participation by
the asphalt company In the revolution of
General Matos against the legal govern
ment three years ago. In evidence given
today for the government, it was shown
assistance was given the revolutionists by
order from the late Major Malcolm A.
Rafferty, who was general manager in
the West Indies for the asphalt company
wlth headquarters at Port of Spain. Thp
testimony was given by Edward D. Jeffs,
who at the time was superintendent of
the New York &. Bermudez Company at
Guanaco. where the asphalt lake Is sit
uated. Jeffs testified that he had repaired
arms for the revolutionists in the shops
of the asphalt company at Guanaco. that
he had sent special trains to transport
revolutionary troops and that In other
ways he had aided the revolutionists.
Frederick R. Bartlott, -a. witness for the
defendant, testified that he was in the
omploy of the New York & Bermudez in
Venezuela at the -llmr; of th Insurrection
and is still In Its employ. He testified
that Major Ra freely had instructed him
not to participate'" In politics.
Earthquake at Intervals All Xlght
at Florence. '
FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 16. The observ
atory reports that the Instruments there
rocorded seismic disturbances last night.
The disturbances lasted from S P. M. until
1 o'clock this morning. At 7:17 A. M.
the Instrumctns recorded a powerful
shock, having an extended radius. The
Instruments were still strongly agitated
at 9 o'clock this morning.
Kaiser Sends Aid to Victims.
ROME Sept. 15. The German Emperor
has sent Foreign Minister Tittoni 0O
for the Calabria earthquake victims. King
Victor Emanuel is continuing his trip
through the stricken towns.
Iter. R. S. Chnsc Has Xew Parish.
WAKEFIELD. Mass.. Sept. 15. (Spe
cial.) Rev. Rufus S. Chase, formerly rec
tor of a parish In Olympla. Wash., has
Just been Installed as rector of Immanuel
Episcopal Parish here. He was seven
years In Olympla and prior to that held a
mission parish in the interior of Oregon.
jgjBAnK fiy. f isHvMpSflLlflnHRKwiBanH
Methodist Conference Com
mittees Acquit Both Lan
den and Elliott.
liisnop JlcDowell Suspects Cases
Arc-AVork-or .Malice, and Is
--Looking for Their
EVERETT, Wash.. Sept. 15. (Special.)
The charges against both Jev. G. EL
Landen, presiding elder of the Centralla
district, and against Rev. T. E. Elliott,
pastor of the Methodist church at Van
couver, Wash., preferred by Mrs. Hidden
and her following at Vancouver, fell flat
at the hearing before separate select
committees, for want of evidence to sub
stantiate the allegations made In the
complaints. Witnesses and principals had
been summoned by telegraph last night
In time for them to reach Everett In
time for the hearings, but no ono appear
ed In either case in response to the sum
mons. Mrs. Hidden telegraphed the prosecution
In the Elliott case and asked to have It
postponed In order that depositions which
were being taken today might be pre
sented before the select committee. This,
however, was deemed inexpedient, and the
committee adjourned to meet again this
evening to draw up their report to the
conference, which will be presented to
morrow morning. The report will find
Pastor Elliott not guilty on even count.
Case Against Mr. Landen.
Tho Landen case occupied more time.
J. W. Miller adopted the tactics of a
vigorous and adroit prosecutor, and kept
a running lire of questions tending to
confuso Rev. Landen after the presiding
elder had taken the stand as a witness
for the prosecution and against himself.
Rev. Landen finally asked Miller to let
him see the letters out of which he ap
peared to be reading extracts.
He said he could recognize his own
signature, and would readily admit writ
ing anything letters bearing his signa
ture contained. He coukl not In all cases
trust to his memory.
In regard to the charge that he had
himself selected the committee that heard
the appeal of Mrs. Hidden, he said that
wllth Rev. Mr. Elliott, he had selected 4
odd names from the church membership.
A petition signed by a number of persons
had been presented to Rev. Mr. Elliott
and forwarded to Rev. Landen. Urging
that Elliott take steps to have Mrs. Hid
den withdraw from the church. Mr. Lan
den said he was careful to exclude every
name on this petition. Then he asked
Rev. Mr. Elliott If he had talked with
any of the persons selected about the
case of Mrs. Hidden, or whether he had
any knowledge of how any of them stood
on the case. He was Informed that the
pastor had not talked with anv nt thom
and did not know about thelwlews. This
list was then forwarded to Rev. N. M.
Temple, the presiding officer at the hear
ing. From this list Mr. Temple summoned
k to act as jurors. Out of the 11 or 12
that responded a trial committee of five
was selected and no objection was made
to any one of the Ave. In fact. It is
stated that Mrs. Hidden was well pleased
with the committee as it stood before
the evidence was submitted.
Committee Acquits.
The Landen committee did not conclude
its labors until about 8 o'clock tonight.
Then it found Rev. Landen not guilty on
overy count, and will so report to the
Methodist conference Saturday morning.
There Is a belief in the conference and
It Is said to be shared by Bishop Mc
Dowellthat there Is jomc one behind
the work that has been done by Mrs.
Hidden and her followers. It Is not
stated who may be suspected, nor is it
hinted whether he is a member of the
Puget Sound Conference- or the Oregon
Conference, but it Is certain that such
a person exists In one conference or the
other, the probabilities pointing toward
tho Oregon Conference. If this person
should havo the light thrown upon him,
he would doubtless receive a rebuke that
will be lasting. If. Indeed, he Is still per
mitted ""to retain his position in confer
ence; for It Is understood Bishop Mc
Dowell regards the whole affair as ma
licious, disgraceful and unwarranted, the
people bringing the accusations showing
a lack of good faith In not being on hapd
with their witnesses and their evidence.
The laymen's convention this afternoon
organized the Methodist Laymen's Asso
ciation of Puget Sound. President. T. S.
Lippv. Seattle; vice-presidents, C C. Grid
ley, A'ancouver; R, A. Devers, Seattle;
,G. W. Bullord, Tacoma; L. H. Seeley.
Everett; J. O. Rudene. Pleasant Ridge;
secretary-treasurer, S. H. Morford, Seattle.
So Few Accept That Scheme Is Aban
doned Will Go to Seattle If
lie lias to Drive.
CHICAGO, Sept. 15. (Special.) There
will be no farewell banquet for Rev.
Myron W. Haynes. recently accused by
the Western Passenger Association of
abusing the half-fare privilege. The din
ner which the Baptist clergy of Chicago
had arranged for next Monday has been
called off at the Instigation of Dr. Haynes
himself. He gave as his reason that his
own church, the Belden Avenue, has ar
ranged a reception for Monday night.
Other persons say the banquet was
abandoned because so few acceptances
were received.
Dr. Haynes denied a report that he Is
noi to go to Seattle to become pastor of
the First Baptist Church there.
"I am going to Seattle If I have to drive
across the continent." he said.
Four Persons Badly Injured and
Gov. Glenn Narrowly Escapes.
WINCHENDON. Mass.. Sept. 15. An
automobile containing- members of the
party accompanying: Governor R. B.
Glenn, of North Carolina, plunged over
a bridge on the road to Royal Stone
here today and landed at the bottom of
a ditch, pinioning- the occupants under
neath. The Injured are:
J. C. McNeil, member of staff of the
Charlotte. N. C, Observer, badly cut
about the head.
Guy Townsend. of Winchendon, seri
ously hurt.
Selectman Henry N. Raymond, of
Wlnchendon, head cut and bruised.
Owen Hoban. lawyer of Wlnchendon,
knees Injured and back sprained.
The motor car containing Governor
Glenn was directly behind the automo
bile which met with tho accident and
only the prompt action of the chauf
TMtr nvr-nrf x collision between the
two cars. the first car swerved from
Its course and crashed into tho ditch,
Roberts' Visit Postponed.
LONDON. Sept- 15. Field Marshal Lord
Roberts' visit to America has been post
poned and will not be made this year.
The Weather.
YESTERDAT'S Maximum temporature. 63
deg.; minimum. 46. Precipitation, nene.
TODAY'S Fair. Northerly winds.
Armistice In force in Far Eastern war.
Page 4.
Norway and Sweden on verge of war. Page 5.
Wholeanle as-asstnatlons at Baku. Tage 3.
Belief that Kemura Is committing slow sui
cide to escape disgrace. Page 3.
Foreign engineers will recommend sea-lerel
canal. Page 3.
Text of charges against commander of Ben
nington. Page 3.
Shoshone reserve will be created despite Hey
burn. Page 4.
Ramsey will fight Gould for control of
Wabash. Page 4.
Banquet to Rev. Myron Haynes falla. Page 1.
Woman who has had 6lx husbands relates
her experiences. Page 1.
Perkins tells about political contributions of
Insurance companies. Page 1.
Sherrick held for action ef grand Jury.
Page 4.
Seven people burned to death in fuso fac
tory. Page 4.
Printers winning strike in Chicago. Page 2.
Pacific Coast League scores: Lo Angeles 4.
Portland 2; Seattle 2. Taeema 0; Oakland
4. San Francisco -. Page 7.
Pacific Coast.
Dr Wa'shinKtoa Gladden's eloquent plea
against 'tainted money" Is defeated.
Page 1.
Mrs. Hjdden's charges against Revs. Landen
nt Elliott are dismissed by Methodist
conference. Page 6.
Frank Pasquale hung at Walla Walla for
killing Charles -Oray. Page 6.
Young Crosno. lost In mountains for 13 days,
returns starving to his friends. Page 3.
Careless work of enumerators makes state
census of little value Page 6.
Southern Oregon postmaster to be flogged
for beating wife. Page 8.
Yakima saioonmen agree to close on Sun
day. Page ft.
Corvaliis Club officers In Jail for selling
liquor. Page 0.
Railroad nttorneys contest assessments, be
fore Statt- Board of Equalization. Page 6.
Clancy committed to Irisane Asylum as a
kleptomaniac. Page 6. .
Commercial and Marine.
Hop market !n waiting attitude. Page 15.
All commercial lines show activity, Page 13.
San Francisco cereal markets Improve.
Page 13.
Strong closing in wheat at Chicago. Page 13.
Money conditions still Influence stock specu
lation at Now York. Page 15.
Halifax sealers will hunt off Cape Horn.
Page 7.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Admissions. 18,302. Page 11.
Battle of Santiago to. be reproduced on
Guild's Lake. Page 11.
Stock show will be given at the Fair. Page 10
Babies day today at .the Exposition. Page 10.
Pioneer's day celebrated as a tribute to only
survivor .of Champoeg. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Proposition is made to accept fills. Page 14.
Coin and watch disappear from police cus
tody. Page 11.
Ten brothers and sisters will hold family re
union today. Page 12. -
Fire Chief Campbell chosen president of Pa
cific Coast Association. Page 11.
Twelve divorces granted In one day. Pago 14.
Favor Bryan not Folk, say Democrats' who
wera slighted at the bnaquet. Page 10.
Saloonkeeper convicted of selling liquor to
minors will fight ordinance. Page 16.
Wllllamson-Geaner-Bigga trial nears Its
close. Page 14
Traveling passenger agents oppose granting
further power to Interstate Commerce
Commlssloc. Page 9.
New York Life Gives
to Republicans,
Says Other Insurance Com
panies Do Likewise.
More Revelations of Insurance Tl
nance Bondbuying- Syndicates
and Division of Profits,
Relations to Morgan.
NEW YORK. Sept. 15. (Special.)
Admitting that in the last three Presi
dential elections the New York Life
Insurance Company had contributed
to the Republican National campaign
fund nearly S 150,000. George W. Per
kins, partner in the firm of J. P. Mor
gan & Co.. and vice-president of the
New York Life, told the members of
the legislative investigating committee
today In the same breath that a law
preventing such contributions should
be enaeted.
He asserted that John A. McCall,
president of the New York Life, al
though a Democrat, contributed from
his personal means and those of the
association together, "because he be
lieved there was a great peril which
threatened the assets of the policy
holders.' Mr. Perkins said positively that all
the big insurance companies of this
city contributed to campaign funds at
every election. He said the contribu
tions made by the company he repre
sented to the Presidential campaign
fund had been in three lots of about
$50,000 each.
KCT YORK. Sept. IK. George W. Per
kins, member of the firm of J- P. Morgan
& Co.. and first vice-president of the New
York Life Insurance Company, was the
star witness at today's session of tho
special legislative committee probing; life
Insurance companies' methods, and his
testimony was replete with revelations In
the development of finance as applied by
insurance companies.
The climax of the day came when Mr.
Perkins was asked concerning an entry
of $48,002 In a ledger, marked, "ordered
paid by the President." The check was
made out payable to J. P. Morgan Sc. Co..
and Mr. Perkins frankly stated it was a
contribution to the National Republican
campaign committee, and had been paid
to Cornelius" N. Bliss. Mr. Perkins said:
"This payment was made after very
careful deliberations. It must not be con
sidered an ordinary contribution to the
campaign fund. It was paid because we
felt that the assets of the New York Life
Insurance Company would be jeopardized
by a Democratic success."
Mr. Perkins said contributions were also
made In 1900 and 1SS6.
This bomb caused a murmur of conver
satlon about the room, which had be
come packed with spectators. Standing
room was at a premium, and every one.
tried to catch the testimony.
Purely Executive Action.
Pursuing the check Inquiry further, Mr.
Hughes brought out that this expenditure
was never brought to the attention of the
finance committee, the witness terming It
n "purely executive action." It was
charged against cash on the books of the
Hanover Bank office of the financial de
partment. Mr. Perkins here Interposed:
"I would like to make a statement. The
fact that the check Is drawn to J. P.
Morgan & Co. has no significance. I paid
out the money, and It was merely be
cause of a convenience of repayment that
the cheek, was made payable to J. P. Mor
gan & Co."
"What other contributions to political
funds have been made b the New York
"None, to ray knowledge."
Mr. Hughes asked Mr. Perkins to ex
plain how on the books. In the syndicate
action, by which $600,000 bonds was sold
on December 31, 1901, and bought back
January 2, 1902. there was shown on tho
debit side of the account $160,000 and on
the credit side JSOO.OOO, and Mr. Perkins
Sells and Buys at Same Price.
"In that transaction we asked for $3,000.
000 of bonds and only got $4,000,000. We
made up our minds to sell the $SOO,000 of
this sum. and our books therefore only
showed $3,200,000. When It came to the
end of the year. -we sold the $500,000, a"htf.
instead of taking a loss of $160,000. we only
took a loss of $80,000. I arranged. with J.
P. Morgan & Co. to sell, it at a price', and
then I bought It back at the same price.
After rebuylng, I held on to It and finally
sold It at 90. Our first l5ea was to sell at
SO. but we finally got 90."
Tho money was paid by check to J. P.
Morgan & Co.
"Were not the sale and purchase for the
purpose of deceiving the Commissioner of
"No, it was not: securities were de
pressed at the time, and it was considered
a good deal."
"But the real purpose was to have
your books read $3,000,000 instead of
Senator Armstrong here queried about