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THE MORyiXG OREGOyiAy, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1906.
Velguth No Worse Than Cor
porations That Rob Pub
lic, Says Preacher. '
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT?
Pev. S. C. Lapham, Pastor ol Sec
ond Baptist Church, Says Many
Other Young Portland Men
Lead Double Lives.
That there is no moral distinction be
tween tha crima of Bernard O. Velguth.
the, gas office embezzler. a.nd the crimes
of the great corporations whose mil
lions have been stolen from the public
was. the statement made from the jiulpit
of the Second Baptist Church last even
ing by the pastor. Rev. S. C. Lapham.
Mr. Lapham harshly criticised the gas
company for its failure to keep Velguth
In the right path and declared that it
was deserving of no sympathy.
Mr. Lapham spent several days last
week In talking over the Velguth case
with the leading business men of Port
land and his sermon on "The "Way to
Hell and the Chambers of Death" em
bodied the opinions expressed in those
Interviews. One of these opinions was
that Velguth was no worse than his em
ployer. Incidentally the preacher remarked that
there were others In tha Velguth class
occupying responsible positions In Port
land, and declared that at least a thou
sand Portland men dined each evening
with their mistresses. "Who next?" was
the question naturally suggested by his
sermon. In part, Mr. Lapham said:
"The revelations of crime, its shame
and disgrace, do not cease. The eyes of
the nation have been turned upon our
own fair city and state as the roll of
our criminal statesmen and law violat
ing citizens, prosecuted and sentenced in
creases. We wonder when the uncovering
of the whlted sepulchres, full of dead
men's bones, will cease. We hope not
until the moral vultures and financial
pirates are removed and we are rid of
the whole deadly brood.
"In our humiliation we may draw some
lessons from these events. I wish to
commend to you two recent cartoons pub
lished in The Oregonian, as preaching
two of the strongest sermons ever de
livered in this city against fraud, embez
zlement and its handmaidens of vice. I
refer to the picture of the young man
looking at the dishonor roll of the bribe
takers and thieves convicted in the land
fraud cases, and the other the youth and
the harlot, with the words of Proverb 7
printed beneath, referring to Velguth, the
embezzler from the gas company.
Terrors of Moral Death.
"I have never had much time to think
of or tajk about the hell of the future,
but these with thousands of others about
us, unknown possibly to us, are already
there. Death is but an event in life,
which we need not dwell upon, but the
evil which leads to death, moral, spiritual
the death of character, reputation, life
and happiness is a pestilence more to be
dreaded and mora fatal than the black
"It is as true as ever, "Broad is the
way to destruction,' and the way is
crowded. Who is to blame for the acts
of this young embezzler? First of all, he
is! No Juggling with words, the subject
of heredity or life and conduct can change
the fact of moral responsibility. He knew
better, as every wrongdoer knows better.
Every man knows better than to steal,
whether It be a few hundred dollars or a
valuable franchise worth millions. Men
iknow better than to lie and steal, and
to carry on an immoral, vicious life.
Men are not puppets. Men are not moral
Idiots. Every drunkard, every embezzler,
every gamester, every thief, every nianlp.
ulator in 'high finance,' whether it be
this young man or the gas company who
employed him. know better.
"A business man connected with one of
the largest corporations of the city said
to me: "I blame tha gas company as
much as Velguth; it is a crime to Tun a
business today in a way that would make
possible such theft. And what about the
gas company buying and selling, water
ing 6tock. increasing its capital and the
whole scheme by which somebody has re
cejved or will receive thousands of dol
lars? Ha Is no worse than his employer.
"There is such a thing as moral overstrain-
A man has no more business to
Jeopardize a man s integrity than to en
danger his physical well-being. Every
employer should make it as difficult as
possible for men to do wrong and as
easy as possible for men to do right.
Gas Company Cheap Concern.
"The course of the gas company Is to
tie condemned if we may judge by the
results. It has done much as the woman
who placed a 10-cent piece in the sink
to see it her servants were honest. No
one has any sympathy to waste upon
e. cheap company that does business on
men a system, and besides, why should
any company trust Its property or affairs
to a man of such moral habits as Vel
sTuth? The company that retains crooks,
sports, libertines or drunkards in its
employ ought to be robbed, if it will
learn no other way.
"The swift way to hell for the aver
age young man today Is to follow the
example of the many big corporations,
trusts. Industries, railroads and the meth
ods of the modern business world.
"It Is no secret that the millions of
the greatest enterprises about us were
never earned. They were stolen. They
were obtained by stealth, by force, by
fraudulently protected and vested rights,
and corrupt use of money, and what is
tha difference between the rich thief and
the poor thief? Largely that one is
caught and disgraced and the other hon
ored and protected.
"Society shares In such crimes. I have
been wondering if this young man's
friends and those who bear his name
were as anxious about his habits and
living as they now are about clearing
htm. In relation to this case, a man
of the city said: 'There are 1000 men who
eat dinner with their mistresses every
night in Portland." Who hcres those
men? Be careful, business men. Every
one of them will steal If ha has tha op
portunity. Surely. Portland is becoming
a good-sized ante-chamber to hell and
'Some of Those to Blame.
"Every foul-mouthed man who has
placed a premium on vice In the presence
of this young man; every theatrical ex
hibition whose theme has centered in
Illicit love, murder, divorce and the cul
tivation of the baser part; every man
who has scouted temperance: every sa
loon and joint and brothel and vicious
institution, has helped this young man
on his way to hell. '
"Consider the example of a great cor
poration bribing voters in order that it
may go into the beer-garden business.
Velguth is the product of his surround
ings. He's the child of society. He is
tha offspring of institutions and men
that have pressed about him from tha
beginning, and he has plenty of com
pany in his disgace and conduct"
"THE PLEASURES OF LIFE"
Rev. E. S. Muckley Preaches Ser
mon on Velguth's Embezzlement. '
In his sermon at the First Christian
Church last night Rev. E. S. Muckley
drew a distinction between the sensual
and the mental and spiritual pleasures
of life. He held up the career of Bernard
O. Velguth, tha confessed embezzler, as
an example of the wrongful pleasures.
The subject of his sermon was "The
Pleasures of Life." He said in part:
Thre are two realms of pleasure. Solomon
lived in one. Moses and Paul in the other.
The one is in the sensual, the other is in the
mental and spiritual. Solomon took his power,
position and wealth, and made them minister
to his baser appetites and passions. He was
self-centered. He lived to please himself, and
only pleased others as they could please him,
until his experiences proved that man is easi
ly surfeited with the sensual pleasures of
this world. His declining days were more
wisely spent. Moses and Paul took their
power, position and wealth, and made them
minister to the higher development of them
selves and others. -
The lesson is this: There are pleasures
that are right; there are pleasures that, are
wrong. Nor should it be difficult for us to
discriminate between them. A bit of ob
servation would teach us which Is the better
and safer set of pleasures.
In our own city we have Just been pre
sented with a warning experience of a young
man In the employ of the local gas company.
Young Velguth chose the wrong set of pleas
ures. They were the expensive sort. He had
to steal from the men who trusted him 'In
order to satisfy their extortionate demands;
for the pleasures he chose drain not only
one's pocketbook and demand that one shall
steal, but they drain the very physical, moral
and mental vitals, and ultimately leave their
victim a sad and surfeited wreck along the
pathway of life. Life is strewn with such
wrecks. So many have demonstrated the
vanity of such pleasures that there is no
excuse for entering the portals where they
But what are the pleasures in that other
realm of life? It is full of a real Joy. Men
have testified to this. First is the pleasure
of achievement. A man who sees a work
grow up under his hands, a m-ork of noble
character and proportions, a work that min
isters to the good of his fellows as well as to
his own. Is happy In both the prospect and
retrospect of his achievement.
In the second place, there is pleasure In
victory. There la more pleasure in overcom
ing temptation than in yielding to It. There
is a Joy in victory that is known in hardly
any other experience. The life of worldly
pleasures Is ultimately discovered to be a
life of defeat and failure. But the life of
service for the larger world has for its crown
victory and an eternal pleasure.
DEFENSE OF MRS. NICHOLS
Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher Says She
Was Not to Blame.
Though Nadine Nichols ' cast a spell
about Bernard O. Velguth and led him to
embezzle thousands of dollars that she
might enjoy the luxuries of life, the
young man is none the less responsible
for his actions. This is from the view
point of Dr. J. Whitcomb Bfougher. who
discussed "The Woman in the Case" at
the White Temple last night. He declared
that the young embezzler, and the offi
cials of the gas company, because of
their loose business methods, were the
ones to blame, and that the responsibility
should not be shifted to Mrs. Nichols.
His subject was. "The Embezzler Why?
Is the Woman to Blame?"
"It makes no difference how great a
sinner a woman may be if a man is en
ticed by her to do wrong he should bear
his own responsibility and not try to ex
cuse himself by blaming it on the wom
an," he -declared. "But human nature
has a streak of the sneak running through
it and we are inclined to try to shift the
responsibility of our sins upon the other
fellow. I believe in one moral, standard
by which both men and women ought to
be Judged. The woman must stand or
fall on her own record. The man must
stand or fall upon his own also. I have
no sympathy whatever for the young
man who goes with evil companions and
Is relieved of his money and ruined mor
ally. He need not blame the woman.
There is no excuse for him. He gets
what he deserves.
"A great deal has been said about the
woman in the case. The newspapers have
a great deal to say about her and after
some investigation I should Judge that
the papers know what they are talking
about. As a general thing, however, the
woman gets more blame than the man.
If the woman is the stronger personality
of the. two, then she. is to blame..' If he
is stronger, then he is the more to blame.
If they are equal then they must bear
equally the responsibility.
"Society, however, has been absolute
ly unjust in this regard. The woman has
always been blamed the most and that
by her own sex. too. She is not given
equal chance with man to rise again.
Onca she is down there is little hope.
"In tha case before us the gas company
does not escape responsibility altogeth
er. Their careless methods seem to make
It very easy for a clerk to steal. If the
management had been half-way observ
ant it would have seen the fast life this
young man was living and called a halt
before he had gotten very much money.
The officials might have brought him to
himself and saved him from ruin."
In this connection Dr. Brougher told
of several Instances where young men
had been warned by their employers and
saved from their disgrace to become
useful members of society.
"A young man should know something
of the character of the young woman
with whom he goes," he continued. "If
he does not know and gets into the com
pany of some designing woman, he is
sure to be ruined and showed up to the
world as a fool. If a young man knows
that the woman he is keeping company
with is bad and then he still goes with
h6r he deserves to be ruined without pity
SPIRITUALITY IX PROGRESS
Rev. Vrooman Shows It Forms Basis
for All Civilization.
"Spirituality tha Soul of Reform and
Progress" was the subject of Rev. Hiram
Vrooman of the Swedenborgian Church
whose services are held in Knights of
Pythias hall. He said in part:
Civilization is. this year 1906, further in
advance of the civilization of 100 years
ago than that civilization was ahead of
the one of prehistoric times. The pro
gress of the past century, therefore, has
been absolutely unique and unpre
cedented. And the pace is quickening
still at something like compound ratio.
If we compare the life of today with that
recorded on any page of history, it seems
as though something super-human had
Relatively, the present time Is also, ap
parently, the most plastic period of hu
man development. We are onlv at the
threshold of this new age which has
itself already superseded miracles bv its
more startling and confounding achieve
mentsand the dazzling rays reflected
from the horizon of the future give only
the faintest suggestions of what the
harvest is to be from the seed of our
We look with pride and veneration upon
our country as the foremost power among
the nations, in this century that balances
the scales with all preceding human his
tory. A citizen of the United States is
the one who first bares his breast to the
unpolluted breeze on the bow of world
achievement. Another century hence and
our nation will be much further ahead
of what it is today than it is today in
advance of what it was in the time when
George Washington and his contempor
aries stamped their mould of liberty upon
its plastic form.
Other nations, following in the wake
of our own. will consequently advance
relatively yet more swiftly.
As citizens of the United States, then,
we are political sovereigns, in the na
tion that leads the nations. In the age
most plastic of the ages, In which the
mould is being cast of governments
which are to tower above our own pres
ent one as mountains above the plains.
And yet we hear the cry of weaklings
bewailing the lack of opportunity; and
we look into the faces of blank stupidity
beneath which are no fires of enthusiasm.
But. as the vision of opportunity
emerges from its hitherto obscuring
clouds, and as the fires of enthusiasm
quicken our pulsations, and as we step
boldly to the fore in the realm of deeds,
we will find, if we look for it. a direct
ing star, without the aid of whose
spiritual rays we and our aspirations will
be dashed to pieces. That star is simply
this: The perfecting of ones own in
dividual character as the transcendent
aim and supreme purpose of life.
PREACHES FAREWELL SERMOX
Rev. Henry T. Atkinson to Leave
This Week for Juneau.
Rev. Henry T. Atkinson preached his
farewell sermon at the Epworth Meth
odist Episcopal Church last night-to a
congregation that filled every available
seat. Dr. Atkinson will leave Portland
Thursday morning for Juneau, Alaska,
where he will ba pastor of the Metro
politan Methodist Episcopal Church.
"There Is no miracle that Jesus ever
performed," he said, "that seems more
wonderful to me than the way in
which this church by following his di
vine leadership has grown and pros
pered. In barely two years' time the
church has been organized, it has borne
all its financial obligations, its prop
erty has been paid for and it is com
pletely out of debt.
"Those who have been associated
with its history have known of the
difficulties, seemingly insurmountable
at times, which have confronted us,
but all have been overcome and the
foundation upon which it now rests is
Dr. Atkinson, who is the founder of
the church, thanked the membership
for the loyalty it has always shown
and expressed his regrets at tne sever
ing of a relationship which has always
been so pleasant between himself and
each individual member of the church.
A farewell reception will be given in
honor of Dr. and Mrs. Atkinson to
night at the Epworth Church.
The sermon was based upon Luke
viii:40. the pastor's subject being "Two
Receptions." In the course of his re
marks he said:
One would think that, after the manifesta
tion of tna Lord's power over evil In their
country, the Gadarenes would have besought
him to stay, but they were sinners, those
people of Gadara, and they could not bear the
contrast between their own wickedness and the
pure and holy presence of him to whom even
Peter upon one occasion felt impelled to pray:
"Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O
"What was true of the Gadarenes is true of
the world today, where fast living, and vi
cious Indulgence, and dishonest methods of
securing riches prevail, there Ohrist is an un
welcome guest. In Capernaum, however, to
which the Lord returned after the absence of
a single night, his welcome was different, his
reception was enthusiastic, for the people had
need of him; there was Jairus. whose little
daushter of 12 years was at the point of
death, and there was the woman who for 12
weary years had lingered along in the clutches
of a disease that robbed her life of vigor;
these were among the multitude that sought
for his return, and when he came his power
was great enough to satisfy their need
It was the knowledge of what he could do
that caused Jairus and the woman' to wait
for the coming of Christ. Well, the world
needs him today as much as it ever did. and
it is always ready to. welcome him whether
he be manifested in your words and actions
or in mine. As long as tears of sorrow- fail,
or some tempted, sinning human heart has
need of divine strength to sustain it, there
Christ is welcome.
ADVISES AGAINST WORRY.
Dr. Clarence True .AVilson Preaches
on "The Cure of Care."
Dr. Clarence True Wilson selected for
tha subject of his sermon at the Grace
Church yesterday morning, "The Cure of
Care." The object lesson of the sermon
was "don't worry." It cannot affect
conditions and leads only to distrustf ill
ness and discontent, 6aid the preacher.
Dr. Wilson said in part:
Anxiety .brings about results which we
cannot control and is 6o Inconsistent with
our own efficiency and with our peace and
quiet. It induces loss of temper and leads
to dlstrustfulnoss of the providential govern
ment of the most high. Oh! we need to
fear anything which Induces a state of mind
averse to the holy will of God. This is the
anxiety, the care to be cured; and there are
grave reasons for the prohibition.
"Which of you by taking thought can add
to his statute one cubic? If ye uaen cannot
do that which is least, why take ye thought
for tne rest?" All our worries do not
change anything. The rain or drouth or
vermin will come to the farmer Just the
same. If come tney will, thougn he give
himself to agony of mind. The winds and
waves will be Just as tempestuous though
the merchant in his frenzy curse the god of
storms. The disappointment, humiliation
and hardship will come upon the preacher
Just as certainly. If come it will, though he
bow his head like a bullrush and lie down
To the one who yields to the temptation
It renders him unhappy, affecting even his
health unfavorably, lessening his own
creative and executive capacity, curtailing
his good opinion of his Heavenly Father, be
clouding his faith, bringing leanness to his
soul and often insanity and even suicide.
And the injury done is not only personal, but
gloom and melancholia are contagious; thev
work injury to the family and friends and
of all who come in contact with the victim
of the dreadful Indulgence. What right
have we to spoil the happiness and hope of
those who by every consideration we should
protect from all adverse influences? How
many homes are rendered almost untenable
to wives and children by the unhapplness
and repining of the one who, by every con
sideration, should save them from Influences
so unlovely? ,
It Is an injury to ths cause of God. Our
ungodly neighbors know what is claimed for
the religion of Jesus. Not only that it
makes Us devotees good where others are
bad. namely, in presence of temptation and
opportunity, but through Its influence we
claim that it gives resignation and trust and
peace in the day of calamity. When they
see us, the exponents of its truths, the ex
emplars of Its power, bowed in despondency
over the ills of life and made miserable by
the. weight of woe. how can they do other
than conclude that either our religion Is a
fraud or that we are? Either that religion
itself is a failure or Its professors false?
SERVICES AT WESTMINSTER
Rev. Henry Marcotte) Preaches on
Opening of Eyes.
Illustrated by speech and song, the serv
ices and sermon yesterday morning at the
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Hol
laday's Addition, were particularly effec
tive. Rev. Henry Marcotte, the pastor,
preached on the scripture. "And their eyes
were opened and they knew him; and he
vanished out of their sight." The fine
solo which followed the closed of the ser
mon was Illustrative of the text- It was
by Mr. Miller and was entitled, "Open
"Recently we have come to know the
use and power of electricity and
radium,' said Mr. Marcotte. '"but
the power which these elements rep
resent - have always existed from
the beginning of the world. It was
hidden and has only been developed for
use of man, by some genius, who discov
ered their uses, and yet their power was
always there. The name Westinghouse
suggests at once what it stands for
throughout the world. Tha Westinghouse
brake make it possible for railway trains
to travel at a high rata of speed in safe
ty. The name suggests what it stands
for. So the name Jesus Christ stands for
a reality that many do hot see, feel nor
understand. Their eyes are not open.
But my friends can we not make him
real this morning and take him into our
lives and business? Why not our eyes be
opened to him. He represents everything
to us. He represents that hidden power
that has existed from the beginning. Can
we not take the real Christ into our
lives? May not our eyes be opened unto
Following the conclusion of the sermon
by Mr. Marcotte. came the solo. "Open
My Eyes." rendered by Mrs. Miller in
her clear and effective miner. Sermon
and solo blended together in close har
mony, and made a most beautiful and
USEFUL LIFE ENDS
Mrs. Jacob Fleischner, Pioneer
of Portland, Is Dead.
KNOWN FOR HER CHARITY
Belonged to Various Benevolent Or
ganizations and Was a Lavish,
Though Unostentatious Giver
to Poor and Xeedy.
Mrs. Jacob Fleischner. one of the most
highly respected and widely known pion
eer women of Oregon, died yesterday
morning at 3:30 o'clock at " the family
home, 231 Seventh street. Mrs. Fleischner
never fully reoovered from the paralytic
stroke 6he suffered several years ago, and
about two weeks ago experienced a gen
eral breakdown. ,
Old age and continued" suffering under
mined her constitution and although she
made a brave fight to regain her health
yesterday morning she succumbed.
While It was known that her health
was not of the best the news of her death
comes as a sad surprise to her hundreds
of friends who loved and admired her for
her manifold womaly qualities.
Mrs. Fannie Fleischner was born in
Tachau, Bohemia, Austria. April 35, 1841.
She came to this country when a girl of
about 16. Jacob Fleischner, who had
crossed the plains to Oregon, returned to
the East to claim her as his bride, and
they ware married at Newark. N. J. Mr.
and Mrs. Fleischner then came to Oregon
by the way of the Isthmus of Panama
and settled at Albany. Shortly afterwards
they moved to Portland.
Mrs. Fleischnsv had been a resident of
Portland for about 40 years, and spent
the greater part of her life in the home
at 231 Seventh street, where she died. Be
sides her husband she leaves five chil
dren: I: N. Fleischner, a member of the
Portland " school board, and Marcus
Fleischner, a member of Mayor Lane's
Executive Board, both of Fleischner,
Mayer & Company, are her sons. Mrs.
Rudolph Goldsmith. Mrs. Sol Blumauer.
of Portland, and Mrs. George Davis, of
San Francisco, are her daughters.
Mrs. Fleischner was widely known In
Portland for her charitable work. She be
longed to several different charitable and
philanthropic organizations and took an
earnest Interest in work of this character.
She was an unostentatious giver and dis
liked to have her acts of charity made
public. It was often said of her that she
was too kind-hearted and that persons
sometimes took advantage of her In this
respect. She never refused an appeal
from one In need or distress.
The funeral services will, be held to
morrow morning and will be private. In
terment will be in the family lot at the
CHOIR BP THIRTY VOICES
ORGANIZED FOR WINTER. AT
TAYXOR-STKEET , CHURCH.
Dr. F. Burgette Short Preaches on
Consequences of Minor Sin6.
Refers to Velguth Case.
A choir of 30 voices, led by Profes
sor W. H. Beyer, took part in the serv
ices at the Taylor-Street Methodist
Church yesterday morning and night.
The choir was organized for the Winter
and it is one of the best ever secured
for a Portland church. Dr. F. Burgette
Short took for the subject of his eve
ning sermon, "Guilty as Charged." The
sermon was not upon the Velguth em
bezzlement, as the title might Imply,
although the robbery was referred to
indirectly and held up as a moral les
son. Referring to Velguth Dr. Short
"My young friends accept of a kindly
word of advice. Live within your in
come. Don't become enamored with
so-called high life. The old-fashioned
life of industry, honesty and economy
is the only life worth living. Save a
little of your earnings every month.
Consider the love and loyalty of your
family. Don't occasion them any grief.
Live uprightly before all men. Trust
God and remember that men reap what
Continuing, he said:
Sane men are accountable for their deeds
both unto God and the state, rats fact is
deep-rooted in the ethical fabric of the uni
verse, and civilized men believe In it and
cherish Its meaning. Recognliing and en
forcing this principle is necessary for the
continuity and perpetuity and solidity of
state and race. God's universe Is domin
ated by law. and therein and thereby the
days come and. go. Man's universe the
sphere which he dominates must be and is
also under law. else his realm soon goes to
pieces. The dignity, the sovereignty and
the enforcement of laws must be maintained.
The good, the peace and the prosperity of
the state demands this.
Men cannot break the law and escape. Its
penalty Is Inflicted in their consciousness.
Its terror makes hideous their life, save as
they sink deeper and deeper into crime and
lawlessness. Every farmer expects to reap
a harvest like the seed he sows: and
the Kingdom of Grace differs not In this
respect. He that surrenders his nobler na
ture to the dominion of his baser nature may
expect in breaking the higher laws of life
to reap a crop of misdeeds and disgrace
No man Is obliged to sow "a few wild
oats." Most men may; but every wild oat
sown' becomes an occasion of endless regret
when noble aspirations nil the soul and
actuate the life. It's as true now as ever
and it's ever true, he that breaketh, the
hedge Is bitten by a serpent.
I call your attention to two spiritual seed
sowers of whose sins the human law takes
no notice and to whom earthly courts can
not mete out penalties. But when those
tins manifest themselves by unlawful rela
tions with men. then the human law comes
In to mete out its penalty. I refer to pride
These are the colossal sins of the people.
Are they your sins? Are the seeds of pride
and covetousness growing in your heart? If
so. you are sowing unto the flesh and of the
flesh you shall reap corruption the cor
ruption caused by extravagance, duplicity,
dishonesty, dishonor and disgrace. What
panderings to pride. What sacrifices of
honor, parental, ambitious, and unbounded
trust are made unto the Moloch of an ex
travagance, caused by the sins of pride and
covetousness. How many, O how many are
the victims of these sins! How many are
already guilty as charged! Guilty before
high heaven of these, and perhaps soon to
be, if not already, guilty before men.
SPEAKS AGAIN OX EVOITJTION
Sermon by Elder Snyder at Seventh-
Day Adventist Church.
"Harmony of the Bible Record of
Creation and Recreation" was the topic
of Elder Snyder's discourse at the Seventh-Day
Adventist Church last night.
He spoke in part as follows:
The position that the first and second chap
ters of Genesis are "radically different in
Two Grateful Letters from Women Who Avoided
Serious Operations. Many Women Suffering
from Like Conditions Will Be Interested.
When a physician tells a woman, suf
fering from female trouble, that an
operation is necessary it, of course,
The very thought of the operating
table and the knife strikos terror to
her heart. As one woman expressed
it, when told by her physician that she
must undergo an operation, she felt
that her death knell had sounded.
Our hospitals are full of women
who are there for just 6uch operations!
It is quite true that these troubles
may reach a stage where an operation
is the only resource, but such cases are
much rarer than is generally supposed,
because a ereat many women have
been cured by Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound after the doctors
had said an operation must be per
formed. In fact, up to the point where
the knife must be used to secure instant
relief, this medicine is certain to help.
The strongest and most grateful
statements possible to make come from
women who, by taking Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable . Compound, have
escaped serious operations.'
Margrito Kyan, Treasurer of St.
Andrew's Society, Indianapolis, Ind.,
writes of her cure as follows:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham :
" I cannot find words to express my thanks
for the good Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound did me. The doctor said I could
not get well unless I bad an operation for
the trouble from which I suffered . I knew I
could not stand the strain of an operation and
made up my mind I would be an invalid for
Ufa. Hearing now Lydia nmtnams
Ask Mrs. Pinkham's Advice A Woman Best Understands a Woman's Ills.
their origin," and that they do not agree, is
not tenable from the viewpoint of either the
Bible or reason. First let us notice what the
Bible says. In the first chapter of Genesis
we read that man waa created In the imaa-e
of God. In the second chapter it is true that
we find "nothing about man being made, in
the image of his Creator."
In the second chapter we find the word
"Adam." which Is - not found In the first
chapter. Now, let us look at the first two
verses of the fifth chapter: "This Is the
book of the generations of Adam. ' In the
day that God created man. In the likeness of
God made he him; male and female created
he them, and blessed them, and called their
name Adam, in the day when they were cre
ated." Now, any one can eee that the writer of
this language referred to both the first and
second chapters as describing the same event.
In Matthew xix: Christ refers with ap
proval to the record of creation in Genesis
Here are his words: "Have ye not read that
he which made them at the beginning made
them male and female?"
If Genesis is not authentic then Christ Is
not authentic, for he sanctions the record.
There are too many references all through
the Bible to the record in Genesis for any one
to discard Genesis without being driven is
the end to discard the whole Bible.
Some men find It exceedingly hard to swal
low the simple fact that God created man a
human being in the first place, and so they
go to work and fix up a complex theory which
la far more mysterious, . and swallow it very
easily. Evidently the Pharisees were not the
only people to "strain at a gnat and swallow
If man is ever born into the spiritual king
dom. It will be by an acency from aoov
Instead of by a gradual evolution from within.
The mineral kingdom cannot of Itself evolve
into- vegetable. A seed from the vegetable
kingdom must come from above, and fall Into
the soil. Then the seed germinates aid
grows, and we behold the properties of the
mineral kingdom transformed Into vegetable
fiber, food and flower. The animal reaches
down from above, and feeds on the vegeta
ble. Then we behold the vegetable transformed
into animal tissue. The transforming agency
comes from above. In like manner, the power
must come from the spiritual kingdom above,
and transform man into the spiritual likeness.
This is the new birth from above which peo
ple scoff at because they cannot reason It
out. It la a mystery, to be sure, and so Is
the transformation of vegetable Into animal
Who can reason out the process by which
grass Is turned into hair on the back of the
cow. wool on the back of the sheep, and
feathers on the back of the goose? Who
would thing of refusing to eat until he could
reason out the process by which bread Is
turned into bone, muscle, flesh and hair?
Such a reasoner would soon die physically,
and in like manner some reasoaers will die
spiritually, or else never become spiritual,
because they refuse to allow the spiritual
power from above to reach down and trans
form them by the mysterious process of the
WAVE SEVEN FEET HIGH
Hay Swept Away and Hogs Are
Drowned in Nebraska,
JACKSON'. Neb.. Sept 16. At 7:30
o'clock this morning water from a
cloudburst in the northwestern part of
Dakota County and the eastern part of
Dixon County rushed down the valley
of Elk Creek, sweeping away hundreds
of tons of hay, drowning hogs caught
in pens, flooding cellars, washing away
railroad tracks and doing other dam
age, all of which is conservatively esti
mated at $100,000.
The wave of water in the creek
which struck this town was seven feet
high. The Omaha and Great Northern
Railroads both lost considerable track.
Three Men Blown to Atoms.
; WINNIPEG-, Man., Sept. 16. By a
premature explosion of dynamite this
afternoon at a railroad camp 18 miles
from Kenora three men were blown to
pieces. Fragments of their bodies were
picked up 40 feet away.
WILLAMETTE RIVER ROUTE
Steamers Pomona and Oregona for Salem
and way landing, from Taylor-street dock,
dally (except Sunday) at 6:45 A. M.
OREGON CITT TRANSPORTATION CO,
Office and Dock, foot Taylor St,
Vegetable Compound had saved .other women
from serious operations I decided to try it,
and in less than four months I was entirely
cured; and words fail to express my thank
Miss Margret Merkley, of 275 3d
Street. Milwaukee, Wis., writes:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:
"Loss of strength, extreme nervousness,
severe shootine pains through the pelvic
organs, cramps, bearing-down pains, and an
irritable disposition compelled me to seek
i i -i i . e
an examination, said that I had a serious
female trouble and ulceration, and advised an
operation as my only hope. To this I strongly
objected and I decided as a last resort to try
Lydia . E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
"To my surprise the ulceration healed, all
the bad symptoms disappeared, and I am once
more strong, vigorous and well ; and I can
not express my r-hankn for what it has done
Serious feminine troubles are steadi
ly on the increase among women and
before submitting to an operation
every woman should try Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and
write Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass.
For thirty years Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound has been curing
the worst forms of female complaints,
all functional troubles, inflammation,
ulceration, falling and displacement,
weakness, irregularities, indigestion
and nervous prostration. Any woman
who could read the many grateful
letters on file in Mrs. Pinkham's office
would be convinced of the efficiency of
her advice and Lydia E. Pinkham's
Leaves. ONION DEPOT. Arrives
8:45 P. M.
for Salem, Rose
ien, San Fran
Los Angeles, El
Paso. New Or
leans and the
with trains for
Wt. Angel, Silver
llng and Natron.
Mt Angel and
ger. Sheridan passen
ger. Forest Grove pas
senger. T:25 A. M.
8:00 A. M.
4:15 P. M.
10:35 A. M.
7:00 A. M.
4:50 P. M.
11:00 A. M.
5:50 P. M.
82:50 P. M.
810:20 A. M.
Dally. Dally except Sunday.
SERVICE AND TAMHILL
Depot. Foot of Jefferson Street.
Leave Portland dally for Oswego at 7:40
A. M.: 12:50. 2:05. 5:20. 8:25. 8:30, 10:10.
11:30 P. M. Daily except Sunday. 5:30. 6:30,
8:40, 10:25 A. M. Sunday only, 9 A. M.
Returning from' Oswego, arrive Portland,
dally, 8:35 A. M. . 1:55. 3:05. 6:15. 7:85. 8:55,
11:10 P. M-: 12:25 A. M. Dally except Sun
day, 6:25. 7:25. 8:35, 11:45 A. M. Sunday
only. 10 A. M.
Leave from same depot for Dallas and In
termediate points dally. 7:30 A. M. and 4:15
P. M. Arrive Portland. 10:15 A. M. and 6:25
The Independence-Monmouth Motor Line
operates dally to Monmouth and Alrlle. con
necting with S. P. Co.-a trains at Dallas and
First-class fare from Portland to Sacra
mento and San Francisco. 820; berth. $5.
Second-class fare. 815: second-class berth.
Tickets to Eastern point, and Europe; also
Japan. China. Honolulu and Australia.
CITY TICKET OFFICE. Corner Third and
Washington 6ta. Phone Main 712.
C W. 6TINGR. W3t M'MCRKAT,
City Ticket Agent. Gen. Fax. Ag.
North Pacific S.S.Co.'s
popular Flrt-Clas Passenger Steamship
Roanoke 2500 tons) Sails for
Los Angeles and
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 27; OCTOBER 11
At 8 P. SC. from Martin's Dock, foot 17th st.
Take S or 16th-t. ears. Ticket office. 132
3d. near Alder. Phone Mala 1314.
H. YOUNG. Agent.
PORTLAND - ASTORIA ROUTE
Fast Str. TELEGRAPH
Makes round trip daily (except Son
day). Leaves Alder-street dock 7 A.
M.; returning leaves Astoria 2:30
P. M., arriving Portland 9 P. M.
Telephone Main 565.
San Francisco & Portland
Leave PORTLAND, with freight only.
BARRACOUTA," September 20.
"COSTA RICA" September 24.
"AZTEC." September 30.
Leave SAN FRANCISCO, with freight only.
"coma kica." eeptemDer i.
"AZTEC," September 24.
"BARRACOUTA." September 28.
Subject to change without notice.
Freight received dally at Alnsworth Dock.
rnons uain zs. j. a. juewaon. Agent.
3 TRAINS TO THE EAST DAILY
Through Pullman standards and tourist
sleeping cars dally to Omaha. Chicago. Spo
kane; tourist sleeping car daily to Kansas
City. Reclining chair cars tseats free) to tne
UN'IOX DEPOT. Leaves. Arrives.
SPECIAL for the East 9:30 A- M. 5:00 P M.
yla Huntington. Dally. Daily.
SPOKAVE FLTFH 6:15 P.M. i8:0OA. M.
orum.Nt, FLTER. pally. I Daily.
For Eastern Washington. Walla Walla.
Lewiston. Coeur d'Alene and Great Northern
ATLANTIC EXPRESS 8:15 P.M. 7:15A. M.
for the East via Hunt- Dally. Dally.
fSJTJ'11 - BIGGS 8:15 A.M. 6:00 P. M.
XT? . LV for aI1 Iocal
points between Bless
, RTVER SCHEDCXE.
FOR ASTORIA and 8:00 P M. 5:00 P.M.
ay points, connecting Daily Dally
witn steamer for Ilwa- except except
co and North Beaca Sunday. Sunday,
steamer Hassalo. Ash- Saturday
stdock. 10:00 p. M.
,DATJ0.?' re- :00 A. M. i5:30 P. M.
on City and Yamhill Dally Daily
?rpolnts' Asfc-t. except except
dock (water per.) Sunday. Sunday.
For Lewlston, Idaho, and way points from
Klparla. Wish. Leave Rlparla 5:40 A. M .
or upon arrival tram No. 4. dally except Sat
Frlday Rlparia p. M. dally except
Ticket Office. Third and Washington.
Telephone Main 712. C. W. Stinger. City
Ticket Agt.; Wm. McMurray. Gen. Pass. Agt.
THE COMFORTABLE WAY
TWO OVERLAND TRAINS DAILY
THE ORIENTAL LIMITED
The Fast Mail
VIA SEATTLE OR SPOKANE.
c . To and from Spo-!
S:oOam ikane st. Paul Mln .7:00 air.
neapolis. Duluth and!
All Points East Vla:6:50pm
To and from St. I
Duluth aud ah 8:00am
Points East Via
Great Northern Steamship Co.
Sailing from. Seattle for Japan
and China ports and Manila, carry
ing passengers and freight.
5. 6. Minnesota, October 20.
6. 8. Dakota, November 28.
NIPPON YCSEN KAISHA.
(Japan Mail Stea-mship Co.
S. S. KAGA MARU will sail from
Seattle about October 2 for Japan
and China ports, carrying passen
gers and freight.
For tickets, rates, berth reserva
tions, etc.. call on or address
B. DICKSON. C. P. & T. A..
122 Third St.. Portland. Or.
x-nono .nain turn.
Yellowstone Park - Kansas
Clty-St. Louis Special for
Chehalls. Centralla, Olym
pia. Gray"e Harbor, South
Bend, Tacoma. Seattle. Spo-,
kane, Lewlston. Butte. Bil
lings. Denver. Omaha,
Kansas City, St. Louis and
Southwest 8:30 am 4:30 pm
North Coast Limited, elec
tric lighted, for Tacoma.
Seattle. Spokane, Butte.
Minneapolis, St. Paul and
the East 2:00 pm 7:00 am
Puget Sound Limited for
Claremont, Chehalls. Cen
tralla, Tacoma and Seattle
only 4:30 pm 10:55 pm
Twin City Express for Ta
coma. Seattle. Spokane.
Helena. Butte, St. Paul.
Omaha, St. Joseph, St.
Louis. Kansas City, with
out change of care. Direct
connections tor all points
Etast and Southeast 11:45 pra 6:50 pm
A. D. Charlton. Assistant General Paasen
ger Agent. 255 Morrison St., corner Third,
Astoria and Columbia
River Railroad Co.
Leaves. UNION DEPOT. Arrives.
Dally. For Mavgers, Rainier. Daily.
Clifton, Astoria, War
8:00 A.M. rentoa. Flavel, Ham-11:65 A.M.
mond. Fort Stevens,
Gearhart Park. Sea
side. Astoria and Sea
shore. 7:00 P.M. Express Dally. 9:50 P.M.
C A. STEWART. J. C. MAYO.
Comm'l Agt.. 248 Alder St. G. F. & P. A.
Phone Main SOS.
Columbia River Scenery
Regulator Line Steamers
THE EXCURSION STEAMER "BAILEY
OATZERT" makes round trips to CASCADE!
LOCKS every Sunday, leaving PORTLAND
at S A. M.. returning arrives 6 P. M.
nallv service between Portland and The
Dalles except Sunday, leaving Portland at 7
A. M., arriving about 5 P. M.. carrying freight
and passengers. Splendid accommodations for
outfits and livestock.
Dock foot of Alder street, Portland: foot
of Court street. The Dalles. Phone Mala 81.
From Seattle at 8 P. M.
for Ketchikan. Juneau,
Skagway. White Horse.
Dawson and Fairbanks.
S. 6. City of Seattle, Sep.
tember 19, 29.
S. S. Humboldt. Septetn-
' ber 13. 23.
B. S. Cottajre City (via Sitka), September
FOR NOME, senator, uctnoer
FOB SAN FRANCISCO DIRECT.
From Seattle at 6 A. M. Umatilla, Sep
tember 17; City of Puebla, September 22;
Queen. &eptemoer i.
Portland Office. 248 wssnington su
G. M Lee. Pass. Ft. Act.
C D. DUNANN, Q. P. A.. San Francisco.
Steamer Chas.R. Spencer
Up the beautiful Columbia, tha most enjoy
able of river trips- Leave foot Oak wt. tor
me .Dalles ana way points jionaay, weane
day and Friday at 7 A. M.; returning, leave
The Dalles Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday
at T A. M- Freight for up-river points. Phone