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THE MORNING OJtEGOXULN, XOXDAY APRIL 9, 1906.
DEBATE OH TOIL
Speakers Representing Con
flicting Interests Talk in
LIQUOR MEN HAVE INNING
A. Crofton, Manager or Brewers and
Wholesalers' Association, States
Their Case J. M. Van Pelt
J, His Opponent.
Representatives of the liquor and prohi
bition interests met in debate before the
People's Forum last night on the subject
of the proposed amendment to the local
option law. J. M. Van Pelt, attorney
for the Anti-Saloon League, spoke against
the amendment, which was championed
by A. Crofton. manager of the Brewers
and Wholesale Liquor Dealers' Associa
tion. Throughout the discussion the ar
gument was forceful and spirited, but
marked bv the best of feeling.
Peculiar interest centered in the discus
'sion. as it was the first time the liquor
interests have made a formal defense of
the local-option amendment. Many let
ters, pamphlets and sermons have been
written setting forth the arguments
against the bill, and the speech of Mr.
Crofton tool: the form of an answer to
these arguments, as well as a reply to the
speech of Attorney Van Pelt, In which
were embodied tho leading objections of
the Anti-Saloon League, which have been
presented through the columns of The
"Tory frequently representatives of the
A liquor interests are invited to debate on
the question of prohibition." said Mr.
Crofton. "and similar subjects, and such
Invitations are almost invariably declined.
Prohibition seems to be a subject upon
whicli men hold fixed opinions, not to be
changed by argument, and debate on it
seems to be as barren of results as would
be a debate on religion between a Calvin
11 and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic
Mora) Question Not Involved.
"But tonight, as I understand it, the
ca.e is different. W'e are not to consider
whether It Is wrong to drink beer, nor
whether the saloon can or should be pro
hibited, but merely the question whether
the proposed amendment to the local-option
law is better than the law as it now
stands. If It Is an Improvement it should
pass. If It is not. It should be defeated.
"in the arguments which have been
brought up against this amendment, re
peated objection has been made to our
statement that it is fair to both sides and
in every way a square deal. I want to re
peat that statement tonight. There is not
j a provision in the amendment which we
have formulated which docs not give ex
actly the same privileges to both sides,
which is more than can be said for the
law now In force.
"They say that the majority should
rule. That Is true and under our bill
it does. Any precinct can call an elec
tion and if it votes 'dry' It Is 'dry': if
Unvotes 'wet' It Is 'wet. What could
be more fair than that? Under tho pres
ent law, however, it Is not so. They
are tryinfr to have" county local option
and precinct local option with all the
odds In favor of the prohibitionists.
If a county votes 'dry every precinct
must be dry. If it votes "wet any prc
( Inrt which votes 'dry Is 'dry just
the same. Is that a square deal?
"Mr. Van Pelt charged that under the
amendment a majority of all votes cast
at an election, instead of a majority of
all votes on the question, would have
to be 'dry before prohibition could
prevail. Now if this were true it would
be fair to both sides. If Prohibitionists
required a majority of all A'otes cast
to get a precinct 'dry, then "we would
have to get a majority of all votes cast
to get it 'wet again. We would have to
go Into the counties where prohibition
is now in force and get a majority of ,
all votes cast before saloons could be
Quotes Ohio Law.
"But this is not the case. It is a fn
. miliar rule of law that when a state
' adopts a law from another state it also
adopts the rulings which have been
made upon that law. The proposed
amendment Is really the Brannlck law
of Ohio with a few modifications. On
the point of a majority of all votes cast
the phraseology is Identical with tiiat
of the Brannlck law. But the law is
interpreted to mean a majority of votes
on the particular question. Judge
lelke, presiding: Judge of the Circuit
ourt of Cincinnati, has affirmed that
"rhis should dispose of that objec
tion, but if the Prohibitionists still
hae doubts, let them read the consti
tution of Oregon. A sentence in the
initiative amendment to the constitu
tion makes this same provision, as has
been pointed out by Wr S. VRen."
Taking up the exemption of brew
fries and wholesale liquor houses from
the operation of the local-option law.
wnlth is claimed by the Anti-Saloon
League to be one of the most serious
objections to the amendment, Mr. Crof
"Here agRin arises the difference br
4 twn a genuine local-option law and
straight prohibition. Local option aims
at the control of the saloon, whereas
Prohibitionists would exterminate the
entire business. The conduct of a
brewery or wholesale liquor house Is
ven less noisy, less objectionable and
more clean than the conduct of the
average manufacturing plant. Corpora
tions or firms which have, lnx'ested
' iery considerable money in their buai
nls can In no case be construed as
"No one but a Prohibitionist can ad
vance, h. reason why n brewery or any
other large plant should be compelled
'o fight at the poll for its existence
Become a Dangerous Argument.
'"Local option carried to this extent
becomes a men specious and dangerous
argument. Were it to be applied to
any other class of business, the butcher
shops, canneries, iron works, or, in
fact, any kind of manufacturing busi
ness, its injustice would at once become
In his opening speech Mr. Van Telt at
tacked the proposed amendment because
it raised the percentage of voters neces
sary to call an election to 30 per cent.
In aupwerlns this objection. Mr. Crofton
"Ub1m at least per cant of the vot-
mxm In a tirndset are wllllnp m riammA
" an election, it doe not seem fair that
tae commntury rrouiq db saddled with
the expense or turmoil of an election.
The Ohio law rtqalre 40 per cent.
"Another objection to making the ner-
ceaUe M&aller than 30 per cent Is that
the election returns aioic- that there le
resident in a great number of precincts
kt Orecen & permanent population of
TrehfMtteolsts. whteh exceeds, in some
e&Mf. 30 per ceat or the votlRg strenxth
ef tk.t particular neighborhood. While
tail yerceaUre is set on the Increase,
it Is. nevertheless, large enough to. te
nure Prohibition elections being called by'
this minority oa every posrlMe occasien,
even though they would Jcaow that they
had no chance whatever of attaining
"They would call elections merely to
annoy the liquor t raffle A genuine local
option law to be effective must be re
moved from a. condition where It can be
used merely as a weapon of persecution,
by a minority."
Replies to Dr. Wilton.
"Dr. Clarence True Wilson lias taken
exception to the fact that our bill pro
vides for an election to be contested.
Surely, they are as much afraid that we
shall use fraudulent methods at an elec
tion. We are not afraid of them, even
though at McMlnnville they voted all of
the college students for Prohibition,
though they bad no right to vote, and
there waa no recourse for us in the courts.
That was Just a slip, and probably will,
not occur again.
"Now. the liquor people are not perfect. '
and some occasion may arise when the
Prohibitionists would be very glad to
have that provision.
"They- object to our provision siting a
man 90 days to close up his business In
case a precinct goes dry. Surely, that is
not too long for a person to wind up hlx
affairs and disposo of his goods and fix
tures. Again, they say that it would be
possible, with precinct local option for
one precinct to vote 'wet' and keep a
town weu although the other nine should
vote 'dry. That is not the ease. If nlne
tcnths of the people or even six-tenths
arc Prohibitionists, It would be possible
for them to elect a Council which would
pass a Prohibition ordinance. Such argu
ments are without grounds.'
Following the speech by Mr. Crofton,
the debate was thrown openo tho house.
B. a J. McAllister. I. H. Amos, Dr. Mary
Thompson, Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway.
Dr. Clarence True Wilson and General
Killfcathcr were among those who m re
sponded. Several of the arguments "ad
vanced by Mr. Crofton were rebutted,
most of the speakers opposing the amend
ment and supporting the opening address
by Mr. Van Pelt, in which he held that
the bill is unfair la that It prevents
majority rule and makes Prohibition leg
At the close of the meeting the prin
cipal speakers were given ten minutes
each for their final arguments.
VESSEL BOLLS CLEAR OVER
CREW, DUMPED INTO THE SEA,
CLIMB BACK AND GET BOAT.
Amerlcan Schooner Caught by Bis:
Squall While Entering Bay
HALIFAX. X. S April s. Social.)
Captain Smith and crew, of the Ameri
can trading schooner W. E. & W. L. Tuck,
were picked up today in a boat drifting
at the mercy of wind and sea in the
treacherous waters of the Bay of Fundy.
The body of the cook. Charles Mllstead,
of St. John, X. B.. who died from ex
posure, rested In the bottom of the boat,
and all the others were so exhausted
and benumbed that they were almost
The schooner sailed from Bridgewater
with a full cargo of lumber for New
York, and while entering the Bay of
Fundy yesterday a terrific squall hit the
craft and before the crew could take off
or slacken sail the Tuck capsized. As
she began to careen the wildest wind. pre
vailed. Some of the crew rushed to cut
tnc spars, uui ueiore iney succceaca over
went the ship, rfnd all on board had to
Jump into the xca.
Strange to say. the schooner did not go
far below the surface at first, but rolled
completely over, righted and then filled.
All made their way back to the vessel,
wrenched the longboat clear and scram
bled into it. The survh'ors landed at Tar-
Crew of Erasmo Disabled.
TOKIO. April 8. The Italian sailing
ship Erasmtp Captain Acmlio, which
sailed from Philadelphia September 3
for Nagasaki with a cargo of oil, was
towed Into Nagasaki last Friday by the
German steamer Sclgovlyar. which found
the Erasmo off Kagoshlma in a miser
The Erasmo experienced bad weather
for seven months, during which time the
GRAIN VESSELS EN ROUTE
Vllle de Mulhouse
I La Tour d Auvergne
CoL de VillebolB Mareull..
General de Bolsdeffre .
Total grain tonnage en route and listed.
Arrived at San Francisco.
GRAIN VESSELS IN FOKT.
1 and Rig.
Total grain tonnage In port, 10.458 tons.
entire crew of 24 was successively at
tacked by Illness until all were disabled.
One of the crew died.
The steamer Daisy Mitchell arrived yes
terday from San Francisco to load lum
ber for a return cargo.
The ;honera W. F. Jewett and Mabel
Gale crossed out Saturday, bound for Re
dondo and San Francises, respecth-cly.
The jxhooner Halcyon it coming to the
Columbia River to load lumber.
Storm Keeps Shipping In Harbor.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. April S. (Bp
1 A ntnrm from the northeant has
kept shipping inside the bar today, ItJ
came unerpecteaiy xxus axtemoon atier
a term of fine weather.
Domestic and Foretgn- Peru. '
ASTORIA. April , Tht ctMnafctp ArOl.
)ft out at 1-90. Arrirtd ilp Sa4Il Gt).
from Sfelel6i. vU. SUaley. FIJI bltac.
;u Fr&neivce. April 8. Sallefl Schooner
John F, Miller. c4 flfc!nn rk C.waer.
for Port TOYMrnd; alp Star et Ruvte. for
Karluk. barkestln 8- X. CiMU. co& 3ahta;
TJ. S. f. Orran. rer Biertac Arrtrefl
Steamr Terje Tlkaa. rrea Niaalmo: atoueer
Fcreih By. rrom Gray Hrfer: iAms7 Re
don&o. from PertUaa; tamr BBUrprte. freaa
Hllo; trjser Xarteeca. trem Ttiktti.
Tatooih. Ayrll 8. Pan wit Shtp Al
ter, for VaipanUko.
Pert TorBta. April 8 S H 541 1 vert
(Br.), for IaiBc
Hosolulu. April 1. Pl!4 SImlibm 3fltvra.
TALK ON MIKE
Father McDevitt Points Oat
Danger of Mixed Unions,
ATTITUDE OF HIS CHUBCH
Disparages but Docs Not Condemn
Alliances Between Its Fol
lowers and Those of
In his sermon at the Catholic Cathedral
last night on "Mixed Marriages. Father
McDevitt disparaged but did not condemn
the union of two persons of different re
ligious faith. He advised his listeners
not to enter into such unions, pointing
out the evils that he said too often re
sulted, but did not take a radical view
of the question.
"I would a thousand times rather see
my sister married to a good, manly and
conscientious non-Catholic than to some
Catholics I know, who arc nothing more
than low-lived brutes." said he. in the
course of his remarks.
"The Catholic Church has not made
such strict and exacting laws relative to
mixed marriages because of bitterness or
uncbaritableness." continued Father Mc
Devitt, "Self-preservation la the first in
stinct ofnaturc, and the future of the
church must be safe-guarded.
He told on what conditions a Catholic
and a non-Catholic could be married by a
priest. The non-Catholic has to sign the
pledge that he or she will not interfere
with the religious teachings of the other,
and that any children with which they
ma be blessed shall be baptized and
reared in the Catholic Church.
Pledge Hard to Keep.
He pointed out that the latter pledge
was a hard one for a non-Catholic to
take, especially for a woman. He yaid
many of the contracting parties protest
ed when they had to agree to the provi
sions, and that some of them did not live
up to the vow. He laid stress on the
position that the Catholic Church takes
on divorces and told how lightly divorce
was considered by some Protestants.
He told of an Instance where a. non
Catholic man and a Catholic girl were
married. The man protested against sign
ing the pledge to baptize and rear his
children in the Catholic Church. The
man had been married bat divorced, and
Father McDevitt said that under the cir
cumstances he did not believe that the
pledge under which the couple were mar
ried would be carried out. -
But, he stated, there had come under
bis observation many Instances where
mixed marriages had been happy. Many
non-Catholics had been true to their
word and allowed their children to be
reared in the Catholic faith.
Leaves Basis for Dlcort.
"The mind and the hearts of the hus
band and wife must be in accord if they
arc to be happy.' he said. "There are
petty differences in nearly every home.
but I refer to great and fundamental
things. When they differ upon such Im
portant problems of life as time and
eternity there is a basis for discord.
"When a mixed marriage takes place
the parties at the beginning are often
happy and contented. For a time things
may go along tolerably well, although
the husband attends one church and the
wife another. But when they are bl'rsed
with children unhappiness only too often
Special services for Palm Sunday were
held at the Cathedral.
DRAWS LESSON FROM FIRE
Rev. E. I. House Tells of Heroism
Displayed by Many.
Thc Chamber of Commerce Fire."
was the theme last evening- of Rev. E.
L. House. D. D.. at the First Congrega
tional Church. He said in part:
"Society admires its scholar, but the
community loves the hero. Wisdom
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shines, but bravery inspires and up
lifts. Intellect equips, but heroism
saves. It was a frreat day for our earth
when some man hearing' sounds swept
them Jto music: seeing colors, mixed
them, and painted pictures: discerning
ideas, conveyed them Into laws and
constitutions, into poems and dramas.
Rut greater the day .when some calam
ity coming: to earth man proves him
self a hero. ,
"Just now Portland Is not talking
about its gTeat commercial progress:
not of its beautiful situation: not of its
wealth' not Its four hundred, but of
ta fire and its heroes. And Portland
has Its heroes, son of them are frost
the upper classes, and sesae from the
more humble walks ef life. Who ui
forget that group of ssen oa that
northeast corner, aad their self-possession
in the raidrt of death, and the
cook rtsaalalnr until the last: ef the
chef .making that leap for life, and Mr.
Richard on holding hlasself -within
bounds while the fire raged around
him. until rescued. And then there
were those business men set crewflBK
one another, bat eadsavorhax to help
one another out ef daacer. Aad thea
we should sot forgt the ssen who
saved, the yoang woman aT the man
who took the crippled man -epos als
back to a place of safety. "Aad thca
the noble Ureses shewed that they
were ready to take aay and all risks
to cave life aad property. All these
showed the heroic, aad ge te rava that
an esaercency calls sat the bea' sad
noblest In assn. These ssea are livias:
a vicarious life ceastaatly. axe saeuld
be held in gratefal recegaltiea by our
I "Aad thea hew tasplrlsg it ir ta ao-
tlce that agrsat, basy. IndlaVrcat elty
all at oace becomes sympathetic aad
taoerhtfal ef the lives ef'men. The
cries aad tears, aad the reapoase for
help to "hold the net. all reveal the,
heart of our city, aad whs shall say
that we are indifferent to ear brother
"And then we see that this life Is not
all, -The death- of Homer Hallock sets
our thought forward with our heart,
and hope plays the harp ef faith, and
we look lata the unseen and catch the
sunshine of a new day to coxae.
So dote heavea lies that whea my sight U
I think I te the Kaalnr strsad:
know I feci that tboe who'v gone from
Com near rsousn to touch my hand,
often think Tat tcr oar veiled eye. .
We should find that hearts right 'round
aSout ts lift.
"And In the last place we see the
strength and courage of our business
men aa they come together and plan
larger things for the future of tho
Commercial Club. This la the spirit
that makes a community and reveals
the possibility of our city's future.
Men who are not overcome by circum
stances, but raakfi obstacles and calam
ities the stepping stones to larger
work, and greater things. If It were not
for the death of Mr. Hallock. the fire
would be an Inestimable boon to our
city, because of the revelations of noble
manhood made on every hand during
and after the fire."
PREACHER PRAISES TOM WORD
Rev. E. X. Allen Reviews Policies of
Rev. E. Nelson Allen made the pre
lude to his regular sermon at the Cum
berland Presbyterian Church last night
a talk on the subject: -Shall We Assist
the Gambiers and saloon Hen in Tneir
Attempt to Defeat Sheriff VTordT He
said that the Municipal Association,
the traveling men and the Independent
voters were rcsposible for the election
of Sheriff Word, and called upon them
to unite and continue him In office. He
complimented the Sheriff on his policy
of raiding and closing the gambllng-J
houses of the city.
"When Sheriff Word was elected.
he said, "he at once began the prodi
gious task of enforcing the antl-gam-bllng
laws. At that time there were
1000 habitual poker playrs in Port
land. Including those wtro played oc
casionally, the number was at least
3500. In the regular gambling-houses
there -were employed 372 men. Two
hundred were employed in poker
rooms, located in saloons, clgarstores
and other places. The average weekly
r alary of these employes was 312.123.
or about 352,000 per month. No esti
mate can be placed upon the thou
sands or dollar lost in these gam
bling places. Being an Immensely lu
crative enterprise, it is not surpris
ing that the gambling Interests con
tested every inch of the ground.
"The first big raid was made by the
Sheriff and his deputies on the Maze
Cafe. August Erickson's Concert Hall
and Ed and Eugene Blaster's Concert
Hall, and scores of the players placed
under arrest. Every effort was made
to Induce Sheriff Word to desist from
his anti-gambling crusade. He was of
fcted 35000 a month to allow the games
-Failing In their attempt at bribery,
the gamblers threatened his life. He
paid no heed. They tried through legal
technicalities to defeat him in the
courts: Judge F rarer and Judge George.
In all their judicial decisions, upheld
the letter and spirit of the law. Too
much cannot be said in praise of these
"The gamblers then brought suit
against the Sheriff to recover damages
aggregating 350.000. In this they also
failed. At last the big gambllng
houies. beaten at "every turn, decided
to capitulate. Coming Into court, they
pleaded guilty and paid their fines,
ranging from 350 to 3500 each. Thus
ended the great battle for the suppres
sion of public gambling.
There are still other reasons why
Tom Word should be returned to of
fice. The economic manner in which he
has administered the affairs of the of
fice is worthy of consideration. Con
trary to the custom of his predeces
sors. Sheriff Word has always turned
over to the County Treasurer all fees
received from outside counties for the
service of legal papers in Multnomah
County. These fees alone will aggre
gate 32000 net gain to the county.
Comparing the expenses of the tax de
partment for a period cf six months
with those of his predecessors for a
like period, the County Auditor's
books show a saving of 31621.93 in fa
vor of the present incumbent. At this
rate there would be a saving of over
3000 for the two years in this depart
"Expenses of conducting the jail
have also been greatly reduced. A
comparison covering a period of five
months shows a saving of 3937.3S. In
all departments, together with the fees
not heretofore turned Into the treas
ury, there has been a saving of at
leart 38000. During his term of office
the county treasury has been swelled
by fines for gambling by the sum of
"Notwithstanding the economical ad
ministration of his office and the large
sums which have come Into the treas
ury tnrough fees, sums and tines, the
County Court has seen fit to refuse the
payment of legitimate expenses pf the
office to the amount of SS53. These were
expenses Incurred In the suppression
of gambling. Judge Webster has per
sistently Tefuscd to pay these bills.
"The people demanded the enforce
ment of law. They arc willing to pay
the legitimate expenses for Its en
forcement. A County Judge ought to
be elected who favors the enforcement
of the anti-gambling laws and who is
willing to pay the legitimate expense
HOLY WEEK SERVICES BEGIN
Palm Sanday. Is Observed In the
Special devotions for holy week com
menced yesterday morning at Holy Ros
ary Church. East Third and Clackamas
streets, with the blessing and distribu
tions of palms before the mass was cele
brated. The singing was by the Holy
Rosary choir. In the evening there was
a special sermon.
Next Wednesday. Holy Thursday and
Good Friday at 7J9 P. M the solemn of
fice of Teaebrae will be chanted by the
Dominican Fathers assisted by D. A.
Morris. E. J. Alrtock. J. E. MsHey and
Dr. J. P. Goray.
This office of Teoebrae is part of the
daily office that priests and other clerics
are obliged te recite In public or in pri
vate, which m holy week baa special ref
erence to the Fassleft of Oar Lord. It
receives its me from the extteraJahlag.
one by one, ef all the caadles aad Hghta
ef the church la cemmeraeraU of the
darkness that eeeompaased the earth
during the cradsxloa aad death of the
After the Tenebrae on Good Friday
evening, there wBl be a sermon oa the
Passion. The momiag devetloRs will be
gin at S o'clock. Oa Thursday and Fri
day moraJags tht children, dressed la
wkke. win march ta the Brocsaelca ef
the blessed saerameat. The Paschal V
candle aad Easier water wfM be soleaui
ly blessed e Saturday morala-g.
The staginc for the Irdgh mass est
Thursday aad Saturday merateg'wW be
by the yeuag ladies chetr.
At u Fraacrs Church, East Xtavealh
and Oak streets, masses were celebrat
ed yesterday meraUsg at 6. 7. 8 aad 11
o'clock. At tha $ o'clock mass, which
was. suag by tho boys, the- palms were
blessed and distributed. Then followed
the solemn procession of the paattea. On
Wednesday the office of the Teaebrae
will be sung by men aad beys la plain
chant, and parts of the lamentations and
benedict us will be harmonised. Thurs
day there will be high mass atS A. U,
and at 7:15 the Tenebrae will be sung.
Good Friday devotions will begin at 8
A. M. At : P. X. there will be the
solemn way of the cross and a sermoa
In the evening. Holy Saturday the bless
ing of the fire. Paschal candle, baptismal
font. eta. will begin at 6:38 A. M. and
high mass at S A. M. The masse for the
week will be chanted by the boy choir.
IS AGAINST TRE AMENDMENT
Dr. Montgomery Says Local Ontioa
Law Sliould Stand.
At the Third Presbyterian Chsrch last
night Rev. Andrew J. Montgomery spoke
against the proposed amendment to the
local option law and maintained that It
should be defeated. In referring to local
conditions he said:
"It Is being said on the streets that an
effort Is -about to be made to put in an
other saloon in the residence portion of
the Central East Side. It Is time tor
the people of this part of the city to rise
up and assert themselves. Our commun
ity Is one of schools, churches and homes.
The North Central School has an en
rollment of 650 pupils.. Hawthorne 635,
and East Twenty-eighth street 210. There
are thus almost 120) enrolled scholars in
a compact area. Besides this the new
High School building, when completed,
will accommodate from 15CO to 1SC0. These
large schools mean homes and a resi
"Granting f6r the moment that a sa
loon Is a, necessary evil, which we do not
admit, there Is no reason on earth why
there should be one In such a community
as this. If drinking men have to have
a place to supply their appetite's crav
ings, let that place be as far removed
from our homes as possible. The drink
ing vice ought to be treated. In that re
spect, as other vices are. If immoral
places are to be sequestered in a desig
nated part of a city, the same kind of
treatment is due to the saloon. "East Ski
ers should raise the slogan of home pro
tection and by concerted effort put out
the- saloon so far as It already Is estab
"Oregon, with her local option law. Is
marching on In the line of progress in
'company with a large number of states.
So far no better remedy has been dis
covered to protect homes and eradicate
the saloon. The proposed amendment to
the present local option law means. If
enacted, that o'ur state will be set back
perhaps a generation In dealing with the
drink evil. .
"At the same time, the amendment Is
utterly unfair. It gives all the advantage
to a business which Is economically
wrong, socially a detriment .and legally
under a ban Insofar as it is nccessar-'
for a license to be taken out before It
can be engaged in." ' ,
JEWISH FEAST OF TASSOVER
Special Services Held In Synagogues
Observance of the Feast of the Pass
over will begin today with the usual
ceremonies by the Jews In all parts of
the world. In Portland, there will bo
special services in the synagogues, as
well as the observance of the feast In
the Jewish homes. The Passover extends
through the present week.
At the several synagogues of the city
there will be services this evening and
tomorrow morning. This evening there
will' be the usual ritualistic exercises. To
morrow there will be special sermons by
the different rabbis. At Temple Beth
Israel Dr. Stephen 9. Wise will speak on
The Springtide of the Soul."
CONFERENCE YEAR CLOSES
Rev. Dr. A.. A. Winter Completes
First 12 Months of Pastorate.
With Yesterday's services. Rev. A. A.
Winter, pastor of the First United Evan
gelical Church, corner East Tenth and
Sherman streets, closed the first year of
his nastoratc work. Success has attended
the efforts put forth during the year. At
the final quarterly business meeting held
last Thursday evening the reports snowea
marked progress along all lines.
The board of trustees reported many 1m
provemcnts on church property. The re
port showed that the finances were In
good shape, all the Improvements having
Due to Arrive.
Steamer From. "Date.
Columbia, Sao Francisco. ...April 9
Alliance. Eureka and way.. April 10
Roanoke. Los Angeles April 10
Johan roulttn. San Fran.. .April 12
CostVRlca. San Francisco. April' H
Redondo. San Francisco. .. .April 13
F. A. Kllburn. San Franctsco.Aprll 13
AraconU. Orient April IS
NlcomedU. Orient April 23
Arabia. Orient June 24
Dae to Depart.
Steamer' Destination. Date.
Despatch. San Francisco... .April 10
Columbia. San Francisco.... April It
Alliance. Eureka and way. .April It
Roanok. Loi Angcle April 12
Redondo. San Francisco.... April IS
Cost. Rica. San Francisco.. April 16
Aragonia. Orient ...April SO
NleomedTa. Orient May 10
Arabia. Orient July 1
Carrying ro all-
been oald for. together with some ac
counts that had lapsed from former
years. The pastor's salary was" overpaid
and the elder's claim met In full. All
departments of the church were well or
ganized during the year and are active.
Rer. H. I Pratt preached yesterday
morning, and had charge of the comma
nlon, service. Rev. Winter, the pastor,
preached In the" evening on the subject.
"God's Search for Man," At the close
of the sermon a general thanksgiving and
praise service waa .held.
PASSOVER BEGINS TONIGHT
Special Service Ir the Uall-Strcet
On account of the Festival of Pass
over, beginning this evening, special serv
ices wll! be held at the Coa-gregatiofl
Novata Zedeck Talmud Torah Synagogue
en Sixth and Hall streets. Rev. Dr. J.
Sfcapo. accompanied by a well-trained.
choir of beys, will omdate this and
Tuesday evening at I'M o'clock, and
Tuesday and Wednesday merata-gs at
o'clock. Special rouic is arranged for
Rev. Dr. G. Halperior. jot Toledo. O..
who is a dtstluguIsaedirabM aad an ele-'
oues't speaker In Hebrew. Is the guest of
the congregation, aad win deliver a lec
ture in said synagogue oa Tuesday mora
lag. Everybody Is Invited.
German Sfclp Emllle Arrives.
The German Mu JulU 3M days eut
treat Xeweasite. Saghiad. arrived. at-A-
teria yfisraay. Sue comes ceturtgaeo: ta
BaKeur, Guthrie le. Ce.. Wlgg a earne
ef pig tree coal aad coke.
STREAM OF GOLQMISTS
EASTERNERS TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF LOW RATES WEST;.
Estimated That at Least 22.000
Have Bccr Carried by Roads
.the Past Eight Weeks.
OMAHA. Neb.. April S.-(SpcciaU To
day the last of the colonists to take ad-
ui me rate trom unicago ana
32S from Missouri River points to the
Pacific Coast passed through Omaha, and
west-bound trains for the past two or
three days have all been crowded to
their capacity. The rates have been .in
effect since February 15 and during the
Intervening period the Union Pacific has
carried through and from Omaha ap
proximately 11.000 colonists. It Is esti
mated that almost, if not quite, an equal
number have been carried by the other
While some of these will doubtless re
turn sooner or later to their Eastern
homes, the rate is based on the theory
that those who take advantage of It are
going West to become permanent resi
dents, and these figures, mean therefore
mat witnin tne past cignt weeks tnou
sands of families have transferred their
homes from the Missouri Valley and
states east thereof to the states of the
'3Ianagcr" Flood Signed Baunn
SAN FRANCISCO, April S. Charles
A. Baum. the baseball pitcher, who Is
on the reserve list of the Los Angeles
team, stated tonight that he had re
ceived an offor from Manager Tim
Flood, of the Altoona club, and had ac
cepted. Baum said he would start for
the East In a few days. The Altoona
club is In the Pennsylvania State
League, which Is not a member of the
National Association. Baum said he re
ceived" a good offer.
H, P. WILSON. V. ENGINGER.
FRANK X. BROWN. .
BROWN, WILSON 6 CO.
UNION TRUST BLDG.
THE COMFORTABLE WAY.
TWO OVERLAND TRAINS DAILY
The ORIENTAL LIMITED
Tho Fast Mall
VIA SEATTLE OR SPOKANE.
Dally. Portland Dslljr.
LeaTe, Time Schedule. Arrive.
To and from Spb
8 " ane. St- Paul. MIn- 7:00 am
ll: os neapolls. Duluth and 6:30 pia
All Points East Via
To and from St.
S:13 prajDuluth and All S :00 am
Points East Via
Great Northern Steamship Co.
Sailing from .Seattle for Japan and.
China porta and Manila, coming
passengers and freight,
8. S. Mlaaenota. April Z9.
6. S. Dakota. Juno 7.
(Japan MalLStearaahtp Co.)
S. S. SHINANO MARU will sail
from Seattle about May 13 for Ja
pan and China ports, carrying pas
sengers and freight.
For tickets, rates, berth reserva
tions, etc.. call on or address
II. DICKSON. C- T. T. A,
122 Third St.. Portland. Or.
raeae mua. ess.
Clty-St. Louis Special
for Chehalls. Centralta.
Olympla. Oray'a Harbor.
South Bead. Tacoma.
SeatUe. Spokane. Lew
lstsn. Butte. Billings.
iu City. St.- Louis and
Southeast S:38am 4:39 pm
North Coast Limited,
electric lighted, for Ta
coma. Seattle, Spokane.
Butte. Minneapolis. SC.
Paul and the Ease 2:00 pa 7:00 am
Paget Sound Limited for
Chehalls. Centralla. Ta
com& and. Seattle only.. 4:30 pm 16:33 pm
7la City Zxpress for Ta
coma. Seattle. Spokane.
Helena. Butte, St, Paul,
Omaha. St. Joseph. Sc.
Louis. Kansas City,
without change of ears
Direct connections for all .
joints East aad South
cast ...11:43pm 6:30pm
A. D. Ctiarlton. Assistant General Passaa-
fer Agent. 233 Morrison it, corner Third.
S.S. SENATOR Jane 1
Secure Tickets Now
SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA ROUTE
From Seattle at 9 P. Jf. for Ketchi
kan. Janeau. Skaway. White Horse.
Dawson and Fairbanks.
S. S. City of Seattle. April 1-11-21.
S. S. Humboldt. April 5-15-25.
S. S. Cottage City (via Sitka) April S-20
S. S. Spokane. June 7-21; July 5-20;
FOR SAN FRANCISCO DIRECT
iFrora Seattle at 9 tV. M.: Umatilla. April
a-is; wueen. April a-ij; uity ot xo
peka, April 13-23.
Fartlsuut Oftor, S4 Was hi aft as st.
Sta la S3.
G. X. LEE, Fas. fc Ft- ART.
C D. DUN ANN, G. F. A.,
lf Mrrket St' Saa FraacUce).
Upper Qoluoibia River Route
STEAMER MOUNTAIN GEM
rer- AxHnrtex. Irrixen. .Umatilla. Hover.
1TaUu)a aa "War Patats.
IN CeWNRCTMX WITH STATS FOKTA62
RAILWAY ANB RJKHJLATGR LINE.
Ltw bfes, Pntaft Senke
Fruhitt JeeoT4I Doefe
FRANK JT. SMITH
314 WtfWeleTlMip r" nwe Hate 3.
3 TRAINS TO THE EAST DAILY
Throarh Pullman tnrtrrf. ... i,i.t
sleeping-cars dally to Omaha. Chicago. Spo
kane; tourist sleeping -cJtr dally, to KiW
uu. nccuniaz coair-cars (seats tree) t
UNION DEPOT. Lv. Arrlvu.
CHICAGO-PORTLAND 9:13 A.M. 3:23 P. it
SPECIAL. lor th East Dally. Dally.
SPOKANE FLYER. S'v&
For Eastern Washington. "Walla Walla,
Lewis ton. Coeur d'Alts and Great Northers
ATLANTIC EXPRESS I q.,T T-1S V.
tortohnt Yt HaBt- P" WT.
FOR ASTORIA aad 8:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
way points, connecting Dally. Dally,
with steamer for Hwa- except excrpt
co and North Beach. Sunday: Sunday,
steamer Hassalo. Ash- Saturday
st, dock 10:00 P.M.
FOR DAYTON. Ore- 7:00 A. M. 3:38 P. M.
iron City and Yamhill Dally. Dally.
I River points. Ash-st. except except
ock (water per.) Sunday. Sunday.
For Lewiston. Idaho, and xray points from
Leave RIparla. 3:0 A. M. or upon arrival
train No. 4. dally except Saturday.
Arrive RIparla. 4 P. M. dally except Fri
day. Ticket Office. Third and Washlnrtosu
Telephone Mala 712. C W. Stinger. City
Ticket Agt.: A. L. Cral. Gea. Pass. Axt-
Leaves. .UNION DEPOT: Arrive.
for Sal era. Rose
den. San Fran
Los Angeles. El
Paso. New Or-,
leans and the
with trains tor
ML Angel. Sit-
7:23 A. M
5:35 P. U
S:30 A. M
Wecdllng a- n d
Mt. Angel and
ger. Forest Grove.
10:33 A. U
8:23 A. M.
4:13 P. M
4:30 P. M.
110:43 P. M.
Dally. JDally except Sunday.
PORTLAND-OSWEGO SUBURBAN m
SERVICE AND YAMKILL
Depot. Foot or Jefferson Street.
Leave Portland dally for Oswego at 7:33
A. M.: 12:50. 2:03. 4. 8:2. 6:23. 8:30. 10:19.
11:30 P. M. Dally except .Sunday. 5:30. 6:30.
8:33. 10:33 A. M. Sunday only. 9 A. M.
Returning from Oswego, arrive Portland,
dally. 8:30 A. M-. 1:33. 3:03. 3:05. 6:13. :33.
9:33. 11:10 P. M-: 12:25 A. M- Dally except
Sunday. 8:23. 7:25. 9:30. 11:45 A. M. Sun
day only. 10 A. M. .
Leave from same depot for Dallas aad In
termediate points dally. 4U5 P M-3-Arrtv
Portland. 10:15 A. M. w .' '
- The Independence-Monmouth Motor Lisa
operates dally to Monmouth and Alrlle. con
necting with 3. P. Co.'s trains at Dallas and
First-class fare from Portland to Sacra
mento and San Francisco. 320: berth. S3.
Second-class fare. 315; second-class berth.
Tickets to Eastern points and Europe;
also Japan. China. Honolulu and Australla.
CITY TICKET OFFICE. Corner Third aa
Washington Sta. Phono Main 712.
C. W. STINGER. A. L. CRAIG.
Cltr Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agt.
Astoria and Columbia
River Railroad Co.
Leaves, f UNION DEPOT. Arrives.
Dally. For Mayxers. Rainier. Dally.
Clifton. Astoria, War
800 A. M renton. Flavel. Ham- 11:20 A. M.
mond. Fort Stevens.
Gearhaxt Park. Sea
side. Astoria and Sea
shore. TJOP. M Express Dally. 9:59 P. H
Comm'l AST.. 243 Alder st. G. F. & P. A.
Phone Main SOS.
San Francisco & Portland Steamship Co.
Operating; the Only Passenger Steamer for
Saa Francisco Direct.
S- S. COLUMBIA .. April 11 aad 21
ft. S. COSTA RICA. April 18 aad 2
Excursion to Los Angeles and return. Mar
1. $3S round trip. Including; rail San Fran
cisco to Los Anselea and back to Portland.
JAS. H. DETVSON. Aft..
PboBfl Mala 288. 218 Wasalastoa St.
Steamer Chas. R. Spencer
Un the Columbia, the finest river trip in
the United States.
Leaves Oak-street dock 7 A. M.. Mon
days. "Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving
at The Dallea. 4 P. 31.-
Leaves The Dalles 7 A. JL. Tuesday.
Thursdays and Saturdays, arrivlne Port
land. 3 P. 31.
Office and wharf foot OaJc street. Phone
CHARLES E. STEBLSMITH. Agent,
WILLAMETTE RIVER ROUTE '
Steamers for Saleaa. ladepeadseee "aad Al
bany leave 6:45 A. M. dally (ecept Sus&ay).
Steamers for Corvallls aad way 9ats
leave S:4S A, SC. Tuesday. Thursday aad
OREGON CITT TRANSPORTATION CO..
bfftce. aad. dock, foot Taylor St.
FAST AND POPULAR STEAMSHIP
LE ATS 8E ATTL2 JP.lt
"Jefferson," April T. IT, 2T, T.
M.. via Wraaael.
"DelpMB," April 12. 32.
CHEAP EXCURSION RATML
' Oa exearaloB trips steamer eailo at
SKka, MeUakahtto. Glacier. Wraa.
etc.. sa id<laa to r-alr ports oi
Call or ta4 far Trip to WaaeUr
tal Alaska." "Iiataa Jaskowr.
THE ATAWTA 9. B. Cm.
Frak Woateer Co.. Aaata
33 Oak St. PortlaaeV Or.
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