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VOL. XLVI. SO. 14,146.
PORTLAND, OREGON", TUESDAY, i APRIL 10, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Buildings Crushed By
Weight of Ashes.
CROWDED CHURCH COLLAPSES
Whole Towns Burned by Tor
rents of Lava.
FUGITIVES CHOKE ROADS
Tens of Thousands Flee From De
stroying Volcano King and
Queen Visit Ruins Heroism
of Soldiers and Priests.
XAPLBS, April ft. Reports of fatalities
consequent upon the eruption of Mount
Vesuvius arc coming In. According to
information received late tonight, prob
ably as many as 500 lives -were lost.
It Is said that more than 209 persons
perished In tlio district of San Giuseppe,
whero from the ruins of a church -which
collapsed owing to the weight of ashes
on the roof, 49 corpses were extricated,
and It Is asserted that at Sorrento 27 per
sons were killed by falling houses.
A railway train from San Giuseppe for
Naples was derailed, owing to showers
of stones from the crater.
Cavalry proceeding to the succor of the
inhabitants of the devastated section
have been unable to make any progress,
the rain falling on the ashes a foot deep
having made it Impossible for the horses
The sea is greatly agitated. The sky
has cleared, but heavy clouds hang over
the cast, threatening a further down
pour. The streams of lava are almost station
ary. Troops arc erecting barricades In
the direction of Pompeii to prevent fur
ther damage in that quarter.
IAY OF TERROR NEAR NAPLES
"Lava Burns Villages and Buildings
Fall, Burying: Hundreds.
NAPLES. April S. This has been a dav
or terror for the cities, towns and coun
try about Mount Vesuvius. At midnight
the situation appears more assuring, the
lava, streams having diminished in vol
ume and In some directions having
stopped altogether, while a copious rain
fall is cooling the lava where It lies sta
tionary. Church Crushes "Worshipers.
Almost equal to the devastation
wrought by the lava Is the damage done
by cinders and ashes, which In Incredible
quantities have been carried great dis
tances. This has caused the practical de
struction of San Guiseppc. a place of COW
Inhabitants. All but 200 of the people had
fled from San Gulseppe. and these 200
nrssmbled in a church to attend mass.
"While the priest was performing his sa
cred offices, the roof fell In and about 60
persons were badly injured. The unfor
tunates were for hours without surgical
or medical assistance. The only thing
left standing in the church was a statue
of St. Anne, the preservation of which
the poor, homeless people accepted as a
miracle and promise of deliverance from
Twelve Killed at Ottajano.
At Ottajano live churches and ten
houses fell under the weight of ashes and
cinders, which lie four feet deep on the
ground. In the fall or the buildings about
12 persons were killed and many were
injured. The village is completely desert
ed by Its people. After the evacuation
of the place the barracks and prisons
Reports from coast and inland towns
depict terrible devastation. San Giorgio,
Cremona. Porticci. Resina and Torre del
Greco have been almost completely aban
doned. The inhabitants of Torre Annuu
zla aro prepared to leave at a moment's
notice. Somma Vesuvlana is another vil
lage which has suffered most severely.
. The most of the buildings In the villages
are of flimsy construction and have flat'
roofs, and so are but poorly calculated
to bear the weight of ashes and cinders
that have fallen upon them. Inevitably H
will be found that a considerable number
of persons havo perished by the falling
of their homes. Although the eruption
of the volcano is less violent than it was
24 hours ago, the ashes arc still falling
in great quantities.
Scene of "Weird Desolation.
The Associated Press correspondent this
evening made the round of the menaced
villages. The. railway and tram tracks
ware Inches deep telow volcanic .ashes,
and the same material made the roads
impracticable for horses, so'that an auto
mobile was the only means left by which
the Inspection of the devastated country
could be made.
The scene was one off-such misery and
terror that It can never be obliterated
from memory. As the way was trav
ersed the traveling- became more and
more difficult, the smoke and aahes In
the air making breathing difficult. Slight
tremblings of the earfh were felt, and
frequent-flashes of lightning cut through
the smoke. Darkness came at Intervals
leas before nightfall. In the streets of
the deserted towns the only sound to be
heard was the thud of lumps ef ashes
faHtnc en the-roofs and, the puffing- ef
the utoraehiUt la-the tarns, waere peJ
pie yet remain the- houses are closed. theJ
Inhabitants roaming disconsolately about
the streets and gaining 'what comfort la
possible from the carbineers and soldiers.
These arc the heroes of the day. They
seem never to sleep or be tired, and
where there Is danger the' are cool,
ttrong and alert.
Mountain's Cone Fallen In.
In the course of the tour a point was
reached from which Vcsu1us could be
seen under Its cloud of smoke The high
cone of the volcano has gone almost en
tirely, having been swallowed up so that
the height or the mountain is nearly 600
feet less than formerly. On the north
side of the mountain new craters have ,
Refugees from the threatened villages
are coming Into Naples by every descrip
tion of conveyance and on foot. The
roads are crowded with processions of
men and women, carrying crosses and
crying piteouslj. Special railway trains,
warships anil steamers arc taking thou
sands of homeless people to Naples. Rome
and Caatcllamarc, while large numbers
of people arc fleeing overland In the di
rection of Cascrta.
Not less than 13.Or0 refugees have
reached Castcllamarc. where the steamer
Princess Mafaida is anchored. This ves
sel left the Island of Capri with 1009 pas
sengers. Including many foreigners, on
board, but she was unable to reach her
destination owing to the stifling clouds
of ashes and the fumes of gases from the
volcano which enveloped her a mile from
King nnd Queen Win All Hearts.
King Victor Emanuel and Queen Helena
have further endeared themselves to the
people by their acthity In behalf of the
sufferers by the eruption, and the govern
ment is exerting Itself for the relief of
the destitute. This work, however. Is ob
structed by the congestion of all means
of transportation, which are monopolised
In the carrying of people out of the xone
The Minister of Finance has suspended
the collection of taxes In the disturbed
provinces. The military authorities are
distributing rations and have placed huts
and tents at the disposition of the home
less. Smoke Rises 2.i,000 I-cel.
Professor DI Lorenzo, the scientist and
specialist In the study of volcanoes, esti
mated that the smoke of Vesuvius has
reached the height of 23.000 feet- The
.statement is made here that In the vicin
ity of Ottajano cinders and ashes from
the volcano He to a depth of 150 feet.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S HAVOC
Whole Villages Destroyed and Roads
Crowded With Fugitives.
NAPLES. April S. The situation today
could be summarized as follows:.
The conditions at Torre Annunzlata and
Pompeii had Improved, owing to the
change In -rthe tJTrectlon taken by tnc
fiowlnir lava. On the other hand, the con
ditions at Ottajano were worse. Ashes
and cinders had fallen there four feet
deep and frequent earthquake shocks were
felt. Ten houses and five churches had
fallen, flvo persons had been killed and
an unknown number of persons wounded.
Serious apprehension was felt for uie
Inhabitants of the country in the vicinity
of the town of Cascrta, termed the Ver
sailles of Naples, a place of about 45.O00
Inhabitants, In whose direction the lava
"Whole Town Burned.
The town of Nola, an old place of 15.009
Inhabitants. 22 miles from Naples, was
being burned tinder the showers of ashes
coming from the crater.
San Giorgio and Torre del Greco were
half buried In nshes and sand, and the
roofs of many houses had fallen in or
About 150,000 refugees from Vesuvius
had sought shelter here and elsewhere.
All the trains were delayed, "owing to the
tracks being covered with cinders, and
heavy telegraphic communication with all
points was badly congested.
The stream of lava which had been
threatening Torre Annunzlata. a town of
28.000 inhabitants, 17 miles from Naples,
lias remained stationary since Sunday eve
ning, so that the danger that the place
would be overwhelmed appeared to have
Fresh Crater Opens.
The action of Mount Vesuvius had per
ceptibly diminished, and the shower of
ashes ceased to fall over Naples for a
time this morning, but ashes and sand be
gan falling again later in the day. "When
the lan train was leaving Boscotrecaz
yesterday a fresh crater opened near the
An excursion steamer attempting to
reach Naples from the Island of Capri
today had to return, as the passengers
were being suffocated by the ashes.
The quantity of ashes and cinders
thrown up by Mount Vesuvius within the
last 24 hours Is unprecedented. An an
alysis showed this discharge to be chiefly
composed of Iron, sulphur and magnesia.
When dry. the whole region seemed to be
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Candidates for the Legislature
Favor Regulating Pub
TAXATION OF FRANCHISES
Law to Regulate Banks Is Favored
by Those "Who Would Serve
the State at the
CANDIDATES FOR LEGISLATURE.
legislative candidate -outside ef
Multnomah County mho have ex
pressed themselves through The Ore
goolaa opposed to perpetual fran
chises and ravorable to the regula
tion of rat to be charged by pub
lic utility corporation, favorable to
taxation of franchises and favorable
to the enactment of a state banking
law: Frank .Darey. C Iofr. J. If.
ettlemeler. TT. M. Clierrlnjton. E. T.
Judd and Oliver Beers, of Marlon
Count-; George C Ilrownetl. "W. V.
Smith and E. p. Carter, of Clacka
mas; Chart en A. Hardy and I. If.
Bingham, of Lan: J. 1L Flower. R.
II. JlcCullom and Curtis I- Hawlcy,
of Iak; C J. Curtis, of Clatsop; J.
V. Irvine, of Tamhlll; A. A. Jayne. of
wwo; I. A. Johnson. f Beaten; I
U Multt. ef Jackson; II. G. Senne
minn and G. tV." Riddle, of Douglas;
Van B. DeLashmutt, ef Washington:
T. J. Kirk and W. G. Cole, of Uma
tilla, and J. X- Hart, of Baker.
In every part of the state candidates
for the Legislature seem to be In accord
with the desire of the people that some
measures be taken to curb corporate
greed and protect the rights of the peo
ple In the granting and taxation of fran
chises, the regulation of charges made
by public-service corporations and the
regulation of banks not governed by tho
National banking act. Every mall brings
responses to the letters of inquiry sent
out by The OrCgonian asking candidates
to make public their views upon these
subjects, and without exception the re
plies have thus far shewn that thhs paper
voiced public sentiment when It protested
against a continuance of practices which
have prevailed In the past- In yesterday's
issue publicity was given to the answers
made by many of the candidates, and to
day the positions taken by other aspirants
are made known.
T. J. Kirk's Statement.
I do not believe In the graaUng of perpet
ual franchise. I do believe In tbe repeal of
perpetual franchise by proper leglaUUoa and
the substitution of limited franchises in lieu
thereof I do not believe In the enactment of
city charters which shall authorize Ctty Coun
cil to grant perpetual franchises. I do bellete
In the. enactment, of general Uwa and city
charters which hall authorize the people,
through the proper onlctalM, to fix reasonable,
maximum charges to be made by public utility
corporaUoas. I believe In the regulation of
Mate and prirate banks under a law similar
to the National tanking law. and X will snp
jort a proper measure looking to this end.
I believe that franchise ar properly subject
to taxation; X will support a measure designed
to Impose adequate taxes upoa public Utility
franchises. It shall always be my purpose to
upport measures for tbe benefit of all of tbe
people without recard to politics.
The foregoing statement, received from
T. J. Kirk, of Athena. Umatilla County
shows in condensed form the views enter
tained by a number of other candidates
for the Legislature, whose opinions were
not Included In those published yesterday.
Among those who, replied In terms much
the same as those quoted from the letter
of Mr. Kirk are Oliver Beers, of Marlon;
E. P. Carter, of Clackamas: E. T. Judd.
of Marlon: R. H. McCallom. of Polk: L.
L. HuliL of Jackson: jVan B: De Lash
mutt, of Washington: Curtis L. Hawley.
of Polk; I. H. Bingham, of Lane; G. TV.
Riddle, of Douglas: J. N. Hart, of Baker,
and W. G. Cole, f Umatilla.
What A. J. Johneon Say?.
In a letter of similar tenor. A. J. John
son, of Benton. ays:
I am In hearty accord with ike fight being
waged by your paper against corporate greed
and for. the rights cf the people, and am oa
record In this dty In a recent tight for an
electrical franchise (acting In the capacity
of It Mayor) for.
First A limited franchise.
Second A maximum charge for both lights
and power; also for retention of control over
rates. If In future the maximum rate as fixed
should be considered unreasonably high and
the company should bold the rates up above
TORKE AXNCXZIATA. ITALIAN
what ahcald be considered reaseeable charges
for Oae rerriee rendered.
Third A - per cent tax upon the groa In
come of tbe company operating under and
enjoying the rnvUtce of the franchise.
I am also on record for the repeal of what
was considered a perpetual franchise, In that
recently under zny administration an Major
our Council passed an ordlsance repealing an
old ordinance purporting to 'grant a perpetual
franchise for a water system In our city, and
now we hare almost completed a municipal
"mountain water" rjrtrta. Also my view as
expressed In icy KO-word platform cover these
points quite fully, Including the regulation
and control of state and prirate bank, and
ay serrlce at National Bank Examiner for
more than the six years Just past will. I fteU
enable me to be of mi ' Ice tn tbe preparation
and support of a law frasied along lines of
our National act.
For Bank Regulation.
In the course of his letter, taking - a
strong position on the side of the people
In franchise legislation. A. A. Jayne, of
Wasco County. says:
I believe In tbe regulation of stale and pri
vate banks under a, law similar to the Na
tional banking act. 'though strictly speaking
there cannot be In this state any such thing
as a state bank. I will support a law provid
ing for reasonable regulation of prirate banks
In the conduct of their btxlnrs-s generally,
providing for examination from time to time
by an officer of the state and for publication
of financial statement when called for by
the state, such statements to be verified by aa
owner or officer of the bank.
I fully expect to see legislation at ths
sext session of the Legislature which will
o far as ponrtble cure tbe franchise etr!!a of
tbe part and prevent their happening la the
I agree with you that the people hare a
right to know where a candidate for the leg
islature stands on these questions and thank:
you for this opportunity to express myself.
H. G. Sonnemann. of Douglas County,
cays, among other things:
I do not believe in granting perpetual fran
chise I believe that as a rule. If a propcped
investment will not Justify the venture with
out a perpetual franchise being granted by
the people, then the people should own such
franchise ibemseKes, 1 believe that provis
ions, generally speaking, should go with all
franchises, permitting tbe people to take them
over at a fair profit to the owners, after a
limited period of time. Perpetual franchise,
pare and simple, are undemocratic In every
sense and unnecessary.
I believe In the regulation ef state and
private banks under a law similar to the
National banking law, and will support such
a measure. I believe such law Is urgenUy
needed In Oregon.
Da I believe that franchises are property
and subject to taxation? I was the father of
II. B. No. Prt; Introduced at the last session
of the Legislature, which bill was Intended
to regulate this matter, and my work on that
bill speaks for Itself. I will most heartily
support such a bill again If returned to the
I am very glad to see you are taking up
this matter of public utility f ranch!'. Im
positions of the most outrageous kind have
been perpetrated In jears past la Oregon In
the matter of granting them, and unless we
as a people rise up and put a stop to It for
all time abuses or this nature will continue
to creep In here and there to work ihtlr grafts
la future year.
Wants a Law With Teeth.
L L. Hulit, of Jackson Cootu-.. includes
In his letter the following- cor.cn L: '
I belltre that franchises havo aa" Intrinsic
value, and since all things powsstsr value
are very likely to enhance tn value from time
to time with the growth and development of
lbt community whertln they obtain. 1 aat
opposed to the granting of perpetual fran
chises. I believe that many of our limited fran
chises are granted for a much longer time
than we have any moral right to assume con.
Limit them to one decade, aes them at a
fair valuation and leave the granting and
placing of value thereon to each gtneraUoa
Our tax laws should be so amended aa to
permit of taxes beler levied thereon and col
lected -althout going through the courts with
A banking law should be enacted, follow
ing an nearly aa possible th National bank
ing act. that protection may b afforded la
fact, not merely "a measure with a title and
MAY END RACE PROBLEM
Consumption Rapidly1 Killing Xc
grocd in the South.
WASHINGTON. April 9. Dr. S. Harris,
professor of medicine tn the University
of Alabama at Mobile, talked to the Pres
ident today about tbe ravages of con
sumption among tbe negroes of tnc South.
He expressed the fear, and he added that
bis opinion was concurred In by the med
ical fraternity generally In the South,
that the negro race was likely to become
extinct In this country through the rav
ages of disease, especially consumption.
Statistics showed, he declared, thai the
death-rate amgng the members of the
negro race in itraerica was greater than
the bJrth rate. .
MAKES A COMPLETE JOB
Doctor Murders Wife and Another
Man and Commits Suicide.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. April .-Dr. A.
W. Burton, a well-known physician of
this city, shot and killed hi wife tonight,
fatally wounded Dr. T. T. Thaxton, a
dentist, of Pratt City. Ala., and cut his
own throat, dying a few minutes later.
The Burtons were living apart. ,
TOWX -faW KMsWXM BY XJkXA.
Mutual Life Sues ex-President
and His Son
OVER $1,000,000 DEMANDED
Firt Criminal Charge Growing Out
of Life Insurance Scandal Con
plracy to Obtain Exorbitant
NEW YORK. April 9. Charges of con
spiracy In the appointment of Robert H.
McCurdy, as superintendent of the for
eign department or the Mutual Life In
surance Company were made in a new
action brought by that company today
against Richard A. McCurdy. ex-presldent
of the company, and bis son, Robert. The
new complaint alleges that the two Mc
CUrdy"s conspired to enrich Robert II.
McCurdy by maintaining his compensa
tion on a commission basis at- an enor
n the suit the Mutual seeks to recover
from the defendants Jl.CC2.Stl.
It is alleged In the complaint that Rob
ert II. McCurdy"s profits derived from
his interests In the firm of C. H. Ray
mond St Co.. metropolitan agents for the
Mutual, amounted to In the ten
years prior to 1S5X After he was made
superintendent of the foreign department
of tbe Mutual Life In 155. it Is asserted
that he. continued his connection with
Raymond & Co. but that It was his duty
to devote his entire time and energy to
bis new office.
It Is charged that Richard A. McCurdy
consplred with his son to place the com
missions derived by Robert on such a
basis as to prevent their reduction when
the business Increased and the allega
tion Is made that the defendants knew
that the commissions were exorbitant,
but concealed the Information from the
board of trustees. According to tho com
plaint, Robert H. McCurdy received In
commissions between and 1S30 the
sum of Jl.2S2.stl.
A Just compensation for his services
while superintendent of the foreign de
partment Is declared In the complaint to
year ifrtor to 1MB; a.
year up to 1S& an3 J30.CO) a year there
after nntll he resigned.
BAD EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW
Hughes Points 3IoraI or Insurance
NEW YORK. April 9. Charles B.
Hughes, counsel for the legislative Insur
ance Investigating- committee and former
Mayor Low spoke yesterday before the
Society for Ethical Culture on "The Moral
Lessons of the Recent Insurance Investi
gation." Mr. Hughes said that the most
striking result of the Investigation was
Its vindication of the sound moral sense
of the people. Public sentiment, he said,
bad demanded the Investigation, and
made imperative the reforms.
Mr. Hughes praised the career of men
like Marshall Field and deplored the fact
that success obtained by dishonesty and
chicanery bad its effect on young men.
He declared that the responsibilities of
trustee had been almost lost sight of,
and that today men accepted such trusts
as degrees from some commercial uni
versity. He asked how many Insurance
directors had taken any real Interest In
tbe expenditures of their corporations, or
even asked or cared about the enormous
sums charged as legal expenses. In times
of prosperity they had supposed oncers
would do their duty, and felt there was
no occasion for close scrutiny. Had there
been a little Inqulsltlveness. results which
honest men would have felt bound to
follow up would have been disclosed, and
an investigation started.
Mr. Low said the use of corporate money
to Influence legislation would continue so
long as men were elected to public office
who demanded blackmail. He declared
that there was no such thing as "honest
ST. JOHN IS0UT ON BAIL
Accused Dynamiter Gives SI 0,0 00
Bond to Colorado Court.
TBLLURIDK. Colo.. April . Vincent
St. John, president of the Miners Union
at Burke. Idaho, who was brought to
Tellurlde from Boise to stand trial on the
charge of being Implicated In the murder
of Ben Bumam. a miner, who was killed
In a strike riot here, was released on
bond In the sum of J1O.00O today. The
bond was provided by a surety 'company.
IJHttkHTS IN TUX BMYAXCJC
and was approved by S. H. Rutan. a con
dition made by the Judge who granted
the application for the bend.
St. John was president of tho local min
ers union, then and now affiliated with
the Western Federation of Miners, when
the strike referred to was on. St. John
had been arrested In Idaho In connection
with the Stcuncnberg assassination, but
was brought to Colorado on requisition.
FOOD NEEDED FOR 136,000
RcIIcr Funds Greatly Reduce Xum
bcr of Famine-Sufferers.
WASHINGTON. April 9. The latest of
ficial cable report received by the Ameri
can National Red Cross from Japan states
that the number of people who had to
depend upon outside help Is over CCO.OOO.
Of this number, more than 135.000 require
a supply of food and the "rest are given
work and are earning their own liveli
hood. The relief work started by the govern
ment since the latter part of last year
and .the liberal contributions coming from
the native and foreign peoples have Im
proved the situation Immensely. It Is
the hope of the government that by the
beginning of June the situation may be
so Improved as to require no more out
ALL HAVE DREAD PLAGUE
Dlca;c of Lascars Proves to Be
PHILADELPHIA. April 9. The sus
picious cases of sickness on the steamer
Burresfleld. from Bombay, which is in
quarantine here, are bubonic plague. The
four patients, all Lascars, are Isolated.
Pattlson 3s Recovering.
CINCINNATI. April 9. At 11 o'clock
tonight the following bulletin was Issued:
"Governor Pattlson has had a very sat
isfactory day. He rested quietly and has
taken his nourishment freely. Pulse 90,
respiration 18, temperature normal."
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TJESTERDATTS Maximum temperature. 33
der.; minimum. 43. "Precipitation. 0.30 of
TODAY'S Showers. TVlnds mostly southerly.
French miners wives mob engineers.
New education bill causes trouble to British
government. Page 4.
Democrats win. more victories la Russia.
"Wltto threatens to resign unless Csar re
moves Durnovo. Page -I.
Eruption of Vesuvius kills Hundreds of peo
ple and destroys whole villages. Page 1.
Japan opens Manchuria to foreign, trade.
McLaurln speaks for rate bill, Morgan
against It. Page 3.
Ifoute .pasjea hilt against, culld labor. Fage 3.
Sargent talks art Chinese exclusion. Page -t.
House subcommittee hears Langtltt on Jetty
bill. Pag6 4.
Dowle savagely denounces bis wife and vows
he will not live with hef. Page 1.
Vollva makes more exposures about, Dowle.
Conspiracy charge against McCurdy and his
son. Page 1.
Anthracite operators will offer new arbitra
tion. Page 3.
Fatal tralnwrrck on Burlington road kept
secret. Page 7.
Excursion rates for homeieekers all Sum
mer. Page 3.
Railroads refused immunity In rebate case.
Large quantities of goods said to have been
smuggled on the battleship Oregon. Page 8.
Mrs. Nellie F. Ritchie charges prominent'
Linn County people wlth fraud. Page 6.
Two sons of Dr. J. D. MacLean blown up by
glaat npwder near Mead. Or. Page 6.
Walla Walla Penitentiary crowded and many
convicts hare nothing to do. Page 8.
Washington School Superintendents have
right to arrest truants. Page 6.
Commercial aad Marine.
Improvement In local wheat prices, but trad
ing Inactive. Page IS.
Chicago wheat market closes higher.
Break tn atock prices. Page 15.
Heavy arrivals of Oregon flour at San Fran.
clico. Page IS.
Experiment with dredger proves satisfactory
and East Side mudflats will be filled.
Open River- Development Company com
pletes canvass and wIU construct boat to
run to Lewiston. Page 14.
Steamer Korthlacd resumes service between
Portland and San Francisco. Page 14.
Port land and Vicialty.
Former stenographer for Dowle saya that
his employer talked. In favor of free love
at prayer meeting while In City of Mex
ico. Page 10.
Candidates for Legislature favor curbing cor
porate greed In public utility franchises.
President Smith of State Horticultural Board
resigns. Page 16.
Fire burns historic Occidental Hotel.
Distinguished men send letters of regret at
Inability to attend Commercial Club ban
quet. Page IS.
Fred S. Dole, after high finance operating,
suddenly departs. Page 18.
Judge Hunt denies bUl of exceptions as In
complete In case of Williamson, Gesaer
and Bigg. Page 10.
Candidates corae to Portland to do pollUac
laltlatlve One Hundred sets apart three days
for making Portland clean. Page 14.
Ffceto ,Ty Trot X- McChire.
HIS FIT TURNS
iElST HIS WIFE
Dowie Will Not Live
With Her Again.
GALLED HER VILEST OF HIKES
AH Way to St. Louis Curses
Her for Desertion.
V0LIVA GETS HIS SHARE
Prophet Makes Speech to Crowd at
St. Louis Till Train Starts Sav
age Interviews Mark His
ST. LOUIS. April 10.-Standing on thft
steps of the sleeper, with bared head and
voice trembling from suppressed emotion.
Dr. John Alexander Dowle tonight pub
licly denounced his wife, exclaiming
dramatically: "l will not share my bed
with a dog."
The Mexico special train pulled Into
Union Station at 12:15 A. 3L, four hours
and 13 minutes late. A concourse of peo
ple surrounded the Dowle car as soon
as It came to a stop, and Dowie soon ap
peared on the platform and stood with
bared head for a brief Interval, stead
fastly gazing upon the assemblage, while
a cordon of police endeavored to preserve
order. "When quiet was restored, Dowle
with uplifted hands said:
Calls His Wife a Dog.
"My friends and fellow-Christians In
the Christian Catholic Church. It is with
the greatest delight that I receive your
welcome at this midnight hour. There
Is much I would say to you, but this
brief interval at this hour prevents all
but a few -words. The roost heartless
things are being faced by me this even
ing. "I have -had shame heaped upon me
and see -sin used to -cover up faults. X
have learned things concerning my wife,
and I say to you I will not share my
bed with a female dog. The sreat sin
Is my-wife's betrayment of me. I stand
In this midnight hour as Christ, our
Holy Lord Jesus, would have me stand,
and she. by her lies of last Lord's day,
proclaims to my shame the things that
have been heaped upon me. 2 came
upon this unexpectedly, and now I tear
her and her sins from me.
Had Hoped to Die.
"Yesterday in San Antonio a beautiful
lady said to me: 'First apostle, I am
so glad to see you and to see that you
recognize me after five years. No one
can ever complain that you are not a.
Christian gentleman. and now I am cant
down with the shame that has been cast
upon me by my wife's sin. Let me die.
The snows of "Winter are on my brow.
"I had hoped God would let me go last
December, but God has seen fit to brings
me back to health. Oh. can you Imagine
what this burning, shameful information
has cost me?"
Raising his voice to a high pitch in its
Intensity, he cried out:
T will not share my bed with a -dirty;
Send Vollva to Penitentiary.
Pausing a moment, he exclaimed:
"Good-bye, Vollva, good-bye. I will
place you in the penitentiary, where your
brother has been for seven years, and I
"All aboard," shouted the conductor,
and. as the car attached to the Wabash
train began Its trip to Chicago, Dowle
called out: "God bless you all."
The train had proceeded two lengths,
with him still standing on the platform,
when he again called out:
"God bless you; peace be unto you."
The train did not Immediately proceed
to Chicago, hut ran Into the yards, and
Dowle's car was switched around and
finally brought back Into the Unfon Sta
tion, remaining but a few minutes. Dowie
raised a window of his compartment and
again addressed those on the platform.
Denies Charge of Extravagance.
He denied the charges of extravagance,
saying he had always lived well within
his" Income. He said that a person at the
head of a large movement like that of
ZIon had certs In expenditures and cited
tbe fact that ho was compelled to main
tain a stable of five carriages for enter
tainment purposes alone. He also said
that he had given $30,000 last year out of
his private means for the good of the
church at large, and from which he re
ceived no direct returns.
He said that some of his people in ZIon
City had been deceived, but not all of
them, as he bad authentic reports from
ZIon City that the last meeting of the
Vollva supporters had been attended by
less than half of the population of Zlon.
Dowle declared that the report circulated
to the effect that the temple had been
crowded was due to the attendance of
hundreds of strangers. Dowie was still
talking when the train started.
Bowie Did Xbt Send for Money.
On the way to SU Louis tonight Deacon
A. J. Lewis said to the Associated Press:
"The story circulated that Dr. Dowi&
had wired Deacon "Wllhite to bring; him
tee Is ridiculous and absurd. The fact
of the matter la that I sent a message to
Deacea Wllhite to bring J60& and meet
e Ib St. Louis tonight- I wanted .tho
saeeey for ray own personal use. Dr.
Dowie knew nothing ef my telegraphed
reoaest to "Wllhite aad did not himself
teiegraph -for that asseant."
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