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THE MOENIXG' OREGONIAN. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1907.
OUT OF POLITICS
Doffs Toga and Returns to
Oregon to Resume His
HAS NO FURTHER AMBITION
fatisflcd With His Own Record at
Washington and AVlUlng to Re
tiro on His Laurels Praise
for Jonathan Bourne.
John M. Gearln, whose) shoulders a
Senatorial toga graced for 13 months,
has returned home and will from this
time on Indulge In the quiet pursuits-of
peace. He has had enough of politics,
of diplomacy and statecraft, enough of
battling against an Impregnable politi
cal majority, but is thoroughly satisfied
with the fruits of his Senatorial labors,
the National Legislature as the greatest
Mr. Gearln regards the upper house of
parliamentary body in the world, re
pudiates the oft-repeated charges that
It Is a rich man's club, that Its delib
erations are directed, controlled by and
subjected to the whims of trust-owned
hirelings. He says that Senator-elect
Jonathan Bourne has already created a
deep Impression at "Washington, and Is
bound to make his influence felt on be
half of the State of Oregon before he
has been in the halls of Congress many
Mr. Gearln yawns with weariness when
his name is mentioned in connection
with any political honors that may come
his way In the future, and reminds the
interviewer of the fact that honors were
thrust upon him entirely unsought, en
tirely unexpected and that the worm of
of ambition is not gnawing him.
The year that Mr. Gearln has spent in
Washington has had Its effect upon him.
He attacks questions in which the com
mercial and Industrial Interests of Ore
gon are vitally concerned with a care
ful thoughtfulness that shows he has
given the best there is In him In his ef
forts to solve them with the limited
opportunities he has had. He Is deeply
Impressed with the fact that Oregon
can gain much at the hands of Congress
If the men she sends to Washington
labor earnestly anr faithfully in her
behalf. He admits that he has not been
able to accomplish a great deal he
cause he went to the National capital a
representative of the minority party,
but he says he was at all times given
distinguished consideration whenever
he made an appeal In behalf of the
. Admires President Roosevelt.
President Roosevelt, In his opinion, is
one of the foremost leaders of modern
times, and he has nothing hut admira
tion for the "man of the hour" in the
White House. Thoroughly satisfied that
Senator Fulton and himself gained" all
that could reasonably be expected at
the hands of a retrenching Congress, so
far as appropriations are concerned, he
says he has great hopes for the future
of the commonwealth, feeling sure that
Senator Bourne will add signal Impetus
to the demands of Oregon when Federal
aid Is needed.
Arriving at the Hotel Portland early
In the evening, last night, fatigued by
his long trip across the country, which
was punctuated by harassing delays, by
washouts and snowslldes, he was
obliged to hold an informal reception
for a couple of hours, for It was soon
heraldea abroad that he was "at home."
"I have no regrets that my term of
service In Congress was so brief," he
remarked to an Oregonlan representa
tive, "for I accepted the great respon
sibility which Governor Chamberlain
thrust so unexpectedly upon me with
only one object in view, and that was
to serve my state to the very best of
my ability. I went to Washington as a
private citizen fully conscious of the
obligations which would, rest upon a
citizen of this state should he be thrust
Into the breach as I was.
"You ask me why I didn't come back
to Oregon last Spring and fight for my
seat in the Senate. 1 will tell you why
I didn't. I believe thoroughly In the
direct-primary law. It Is one of the
surest safeguards ever thrown about
our elective system. It Is the voice of
the people proclaiming its wishes In the
matter of naming Its public servants. I
felt that It was my duty to remain at
Washington to do what I could to ad
vance the many interests of the state,
and was entirely willing that the splen
did .citizenship of Oregon should sig
nify, uninfluenced by any pressure
which I might bring to bear. Its choice
tf men to champion Its needs In the
halls of Congress.
"I was satisfied with the result. I
don't think any man can say that I
worked less faithfully for Oregon after
the results of the popular election were
known than I did before. I simply was
doing what I thought was my full duty
as a citizen, and my party may Judge
of me on that basis.
"Will I ever be a candidate fop the
United States Senate again? No, I hard
ly think so. My ambitions are not along
that line. You see, I am now able to re
tire to private citizenship conscious of
having tried to do the best I could, and
that satisfies nie "
"But' suppose your party insists?" sug
gested the reporter.
The Senator merely laughed. He re- I
fused to discuss the question, and shook
his head seriously when he was asKed
whom he considered the logical choice of
the Oregon Democracy for Senatorial can
didate to opposes Mr. Fulton two years
Kvades Political Issues.
Diplomatically he evaded all questions
dealing with politics. No amount of
wheedling could persuade him to commit
himself, but he smiled Jovially when re
minded that he represented a law firm
that was a "klndergnrden of United
'"And a graveyard, too," he added, with
"But couldn't there be a resurrection?"
Insisted the newspaper man.
"I doubt It at least, not so far as I am
concerned," replied Mr. Gearln.
"Governor Chamberlain Is regarded as
a big man in Washington, and was con
gratulated even by his political oppo
nents for the firm grip he seemed to
have on the voters of Oregon." Senator
Gearln ahicd like a colt meeting an auto
mobile when asked if Governor Cham
berlain was likely Senatorial timber. He
quickly turned the subject.
"Senator Fulton and I are both satis
fled with the treatment accorded us In
the matter of appropriations for the im
provement of the Columbia River, both
In the matter of channel at the mouth of
ha stream and for the Celilo Canal proj
ect I don't think we could have gotten
more than we did, no matter how hard
we might have tried. I am deeply inter
ested in getting more money for recla
mation' work In Oregon, and I will do
verythlng I can to help our state In se
curing fuller recognition at the hands
of the Interior Department. It is a no
torious fact that Oregon puts a great
deal more, proportionately, into the fund
than she draws from it, and this is an
evil which should be remedied at once.
"I can't say at this time whether I
shall go to Salem during the present ses
sion of the Legislature or not. I am so
unfamiliar with the situation there that
I would hardly know what to do when
I got there."
When it was suggested to him that he
might be able to furnish valuable point
ers to the Legislature regarding the water
code now before the session, he betrayed
deep interest in the matter and said he
would look Into It at once.
"You might say to the people of Port
land that I think the Interests of this
community, as well as those of the whole
state, are In capable hands with the men
now at Washington. Senator-elect Bourne
has Inspired the confidence of the party
leaders of Congress the short time he
has been there, and he Is in a position
to take up the work of pushing all such
state projects as may demand National
legislation with vim, and with full In
formation on the subject. I am going to
dust the cobwebs oft my desk right away
and go to work practicing law."
HELPED TO BUILD MOM
CAPTAIN W. W. GOODRICH,
HERO OF CIVIL AVAR, DEAD.
Was Associate ol Great Union Naval
Commanders Was City En
gineer of St. Johns.
Captain William Wordsworth Goodrich,
City Engineer of St. Johns, who had a
long and distinguished career as civil
engineer and architect, and who wag one
of the builders of the ironclad Monitor,
died at his home In St. Johnei yesterday
after an Illness of two months of heart
trouble. Although living quietly, Captain
Goodrich had been In some respects a
man of National reputation, because of
his connection with the great events of
the Civil War, during which time he
stood close to nearly all the commanders
on both land and sea. although his serv
ices were mainly with the Navy.
Born In New York in 1841, he was edu
cated first as a civil engineer. In which
he reached such a high degree of profic
iency that he was engaged by the builder
of the Monitor to superintend the main
portion of its construction, and remained
with the Monitor until she was ready to
sail forth to meet and defeat the Merrl
mac. It was a mere accident that Cap
tain Goodrich was not on the Monitor
at the time of that celebrated engage
ment. In his work on the Monitor he
displayed some of those qualities that
made him conspicuous afterward.
Following the completion of the Monitor
he engaged in the secret service of the
Government along the coast, and his
plans of Confederate forts led to many
Union naval victories. . He was a per
sonal friend of Admiral Farragut and
also of many of the other distinguished
naval commanders, all of whom gave tes
timony of the efficiency of his sen-Ices
for the Government In the secret service.
Following the conclusion of the -war. he
took up architecture in connection with
civil engineering in New York, where he
remained until 1S78, when he removed to
Denver. Colo., where he engaged In ar
chitectural pursuits", erecting many of the
large buildings there. At this time he
became associated with the engineering
of the Oregon Short Line from Salt Lake
to Portland, and assisted In laying out
He moved to Boise. Idaho, In 18R2, and
then moved to Berkeley. Cal., and opened
an office in Oakland. These moves were
made because of falling health, and he
again moved to Atlanta, Ga., for the
same reason, where he laid out the Sea
board Air Line Railroad. He afterward
moved to Baltimore in 1S95. He also en
gaged in railroad construction on several
lines In Mexico and elsewhere. Return
ing to California, he remained until 1903,
when he moved to Portland.
Captain Goodrich was a close observer
and a thinker on all public questions, and
contributed largely to the press, writing
with force and clearness. His private pa
pers and newspaper clippings tell the
story of his services to the country. He
Is survived by his wife and the follow
ing children: William M. Goodrich, of
New York, now superintendent of con
struction of the gas plant at Astoria, N.
Y., largest In the world; Thomas M.
Goodrich, altxi of New York, architect,
engaged in handling structural steel for
buildings: Ivan L. Goodrich, ship chan
dler, of Savannah, Ga,: Clenathe L. Good
rich, architect, of Portland. Admiral
Goodrich, of the Navy, was a distant rel
ative of the deceased.
Captain Goodrich was a member of the
San Louis Obispo (Cal.) Elks' Lodge. No.
S22. and the funeral will be held in Port
land tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clocJt
from the Elks' Temple, under the aus
pices of Portland Lodge. Rev. Fred J.
Warren, of the St. Johns Congregational
Church, will conduct the services and
deliver the oration. Interment will be
It is said that Captain Goodrich was
the only man living who assisted in
building the Monitor, but there are two
living who were on her during her fight
with the Merrimac.
LINE-UP OF , THE ANGELS
All Last Year's Men Back but Jimmy
L03 ANGELES. Feb. 10. (Special.) No
players have been signed as yet for this
year's Ios Angeles team, but contracts
were today sent to the men under reser
vation. Some of these are expected back
by the end of the week. All last year's
nien except Jimmy Toman, shortstop and
second base, are on the reserve list. The
probable line-up will be:
Eager. Clark and Spies, catchers:
Bergeman, Burns. Nagle, pitchers; Dillon,
first base; Brashear, shortstop; Jud
Smith, third base; Carlisle, left field: Ber
nard, center field; Cravath, right field.
Clark played in the New York State
League last year and Baum with the
Pennsylvania outlaws. Wheeler now be
longs to the San Francisco club, but
wants to play here this season. Smith
belongs to Portland, but will not play
Manager McGraw, of the New York Gi
ants, and Manager Chance, of the Chi
cago Nationals, have promised Manager
Henry Berry a second baseman and two
additional pitchers. It may be possible to
trade Baum for Wheeler, and It is hoped
that a deal may be put through with
Portland for Smith, either through a
trade or by purchase.
The team will train at Santa Monica.
INDOOR MEET AT SEATTLE
All Important Clubs in West Asked
SEATTLE. Feb. 10. The most Impor
tant indoor athletic meet vever held in
the Pacific Northwest Is to be held under
the auspices of the Seattle Athletic Club
at the Coliseum Hall here some time
about the middle of next month. Invi
tations have been forwarded to all the
Important clubs and athletic associations
in the West to send teams. One of the
features of the meet will be a marathon
race of about eight miles, the start and
finish taking place on the Indoor track.
PHOTO POST CARDS SCENERY,
Kiser Co. Lobby Imperial XiuLai.
Major Schoof Pays Respects
to Belgium's Ruler.
EMPLOYS A PRESS AGENT
Articles Defending Congo Policy
Written by Paid Sycophant.
Boer War Soldier Says Horrors
Have Not Been Exaggerated.
Major Gustav Helnrich Schoof, who
served In Africa during the Boer War
and who is now with the Canadian
Dragoons, was the speaker yesterday
afternoon at the Y. M. C. A. men's meet
ing. He sketched the high lights of a
trip through South and Central Africa
and gave his hearers an idea of the! aw
ful cruelties practiced by traders along
the Congo, and of the work of the mis
sionaries. He said in part:
"King Leopold is a scoundrel beside
whose black record the private life of
murdered Stanford White was clean. I
NEW PASTOR OF FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
PREACHES FIRST SERMON HERE
Rev. James D. Corby.
that body and placed him on the executive board of the Federation of
Churches. Mr, Corby Is a student of social conditions and Is always a helper
in any movement for civic betterment. Outside of his pastoral duties he be
came active In the work of providing Summer playgrounds for children at
Vtlca and has addressed the Common Council in Its Interest, as well as giv
ing interesting addresses' before the Chamber of Commerce and other local
bodies desirous of having the city advance. His address for the present In
this city will be 213 East Eighth street.
hope that President Roosevelt and King
Edward will kick him out of that country
as soon as possible. Have I not seen the
poor native missionaries coming into our
camp from the Congo country, crippled
and maimed and driven from their homes
by the cruelties of the subjects of Leo
pold? Have not I listened to their tales
of how the native soldiers kill and eat the
little children of the villages in the Congo
country, for the youngsters are tender?
These poor fellows that came into our
camps, were ready to perish from hunger
and fatigue. They were going to the
"Although King Leopold Is the great
est scoundrel in the world, he is exceed
ingly cunning. As soon as his terrible
deeds along the rivers of Central Africa
began to be known to the civilized world
he gave a part of the country to France
in order to drag her into some of his
dirty work. He also gave to an Amer
ican syndicate thousands of acres of rub
ber land. This had a tendency to put a
quietus on the terrible tales of the treat
ment of the natives. America and Eng
land should take this country out of the
hands of this wicked King even if it
takes millions of dollars to do it.
Is Leopold's Press Agent.
"That writer who is giving through the
public press pretty stories of the peace
ful conditions along the Congo, I believe
to be bribed by some person or persons,
to help keep the country under- King
Leopold's rule. I could go through Port
land and then write a story about the
fine churches, the Y. M. C. A. and its
work, without telling of the saloons and
the brothels. I might say that I did not
see any of these, and If I had not looked
for them I might honestly say so. But
they exist Just the same.
"The great African King, Lobengula,
Chief of Matabelaland, ruled his country
in blood with a hand of iron. Of his
20,000 warriors, every one was a picked
man, and I will say to their credit that
their feats of valor and daring were on
t. par with those of the soldiers of Eu
"King Khama's country was Just to
the south of that of Matabelaland, and
after Khama became a Christian and ac
cepted the advice of the missionaries in
important matters of state. King Loben
gula, who had always lived by the sword,
swooped down on Khama's land every
year, killing the people of the villages
and carrying away with him the crops of
the season, together with the cattle.
"This continued for some time, when
Khama complained to the missionaries.
He was told that if he would ask the
protection of the British flag, his coun
try would be safe from the marauders.
This he did, paying a head tax of $2.50
a year, and was forthwith given the pro
tection of the rough riders. I was one of
a guard sent with Robert Moffitt, who
presented an ultimatum to King Loben
gula, Moffitt being the only man found
brave enough to take the message to the
King, who valued the life of a human
being no higher than that of a dog.
When we reached the border of Matabe
laland, Lobengula gave us his word that
we would be protected, and his word" he
never broke but once, and that through
Appeal Was In Vain.
"The appeal to the hard-hearted King
was In vain, and we went from his pres
ence after every indignity had been
heaped upon us. We slew thousands of
the Matabela natives in battle a little
later, and drove the remnant back to the
border of a land ruled by the tsetse fly.
Here they were forced to surrender.
Lobengula was slain, and in his land are
now many mission stations.
"One evening, when I stood face to
face with death, the work of the mission
aries was brought home to me more forci
bly than it ever was before. I had come
in from a long Jaunt, and went Into .my
tent only to find everything in a mess
and many articles stolem, among these
my boots. I knew that If they were not
recovered I must make a trip of 250
miles to procure new ones, so I set out
Immediately to overhaul the marauders
ana bring back Uisj last property. As I
rode up to Fort Mafa, where the natives
were seated round the campflre, I per
ceived that they were drunk, and I fore
saw trouble, but as I needed food and
drink, I did not hesitate.
"My appeal to the savage chief brought
forth a shower of curses, 'do, you white
dog:- said he. Immediately more than
200 natives with spears encircled me. I
thought it best not to further rouse their
anger, and, keeping cool, which a black
man cannot do- when there Is about to
be a killing, I turned my horse and rode
out of the crowd. I slowly slid from
the saddle, gave my horse "-water, and,
taking off the saddle and bridle, turned
him loose. Then, taking the saddle, and
going away a litlte distance, I sat down,
and, as I had nothing else to do, began
to sing. It was an old missionary tune,
and before I was through with the first
stanza the natives began to gather round
and squat on the ground about me. They
don't do that when I sing in this country.
Charmed by His Song.
"I continued with the song, and they
chimed in,' only a few of them knowing
all the words. I noticed the chief speak
ing to several black women, who then
left the crowd. They soon returned bear
ing large baskets of food, which they set
before me. I was more interested in the
food than I was in the singing, so I Im
mediately set to eating. Then the chief
came to me and begged me to stay
through the night, as he would do every
thing for my comfort. I replied that I
must go on, and as I went I fell to mus
ing on the strange behavior of the na
tives. "A few days afterward I met a member
of that tribe, and asked him regarding
the treatment 1 received that evening.
We thought at first,' said he, 'that you
were one of the hated white soldiers
Rev. James r. Corby, the new pas
tor of the Church of Our Savior, First
Unlversalist, East Couch and East
Eighth streets yesterday addressed
his flock for the first time.
Rev. Mr. Corby Is a New Yorker by
birth and had a practical business
training before entering the ministry.
For some years he was connected with
the largest wholesale dry goods houses
in the metropolis and for three years
was with a stock eichange firm In
Wall street. In this strenuous school
he received the practical knowledge
of men and affairs that has contrib
uted so much to his success.
He was educated . In the public
schools of New York City and later
graduated from St. Lawrence Univer
sity, of which he Is now one of the
trusteos. During the past Winter he
has been taking special studies at
Union Theological Seminary, New
All his pastorates have been in the
Empire State at Troy, Hudson and
Utica. His denomination has honored
him by electing him secretary of its
state convention and during his resi
dence in Utlca the City Ministers'
Association, composed of all denomi
nations, chose him vice-president of
who steal our goats and plunder us to
get food for yourselves, but when you be
gan to sing the missionary hymn we rea
soned that we had been mistaken.' "
Major Schoof will speak at the Y. M.
C. A. auditorium next Wednesday night,
and will give his lightning sword drill
and perform his hair-raising, potato
Next Sunday afternoon George Robert
Cairns, the noted evangelist, who is hold
ing services this week at the Second
Baptist Church, will speak at the Y. M.
C. A, men's meeting.
PREACHES FIRST SERMOX HERE
Rev. J. D. Corby Begins Work at
First Vnlversallst Church.
Rev. James D. Corby, the' new pas
tor of the First Unlversalist Church,
East Couch and Eighth streets, has
arrived and entered on his work at
that church, speaking yesterday morn
ing for the first time. Mr. Corby has
been sent to Portland by the Unlver
salist convention to enlarge the work
of the church here. He received a
business education In the great store
of A. T. Stewart & Co., New York, and
also in a Wall street broker's office,
and is a graduate of St. Lawrence Uni
versity, at Canton. O.
At the service yesterday morning Mr.
Corby spoke on the subject, "What
Are We Here For?" The sermon was
a study of the church in modern life.
He spoke from the texts, I Timothy,
111:14, "These things write I unto thee
that thou may know how thou ought
to believe thyself In the house of God.
which is the church of the living God;"
and I Corinthians. xiv:5, "That the
church may be, built up." Rev. Corby
gave an exposition of the texts and
said In part:
"What are we here for? What Is
the object of the church that we should
care whether it stands or falls in these
busy days? If a native of Mars were
to visit the earth, he would question
us concerning the use of various build
ings. We would show him samples of
cloth and carpet and explain that the
object of the mills was to produce
goods like that. The great furnaces
he would see were to transform iron
into steel plate, armor and girders.
Boys and girls are gathered In cer
tain buildings that they may be taught
what men and women have learned.
Schools are a sort of factory, and boys
and girls are the raw material.
"When our visitor asks what the
buildings with steeples and towers are,
he would be told., they are churches.
When asked what they are for, the
answers will vary. Some would say:
The church exists to save men and
women from punishment in the future
life; its object Is to save souls from
hell. That Is one answer, but I agree
with Dr. Laidlaw when he says: 'A
church that exists simply for post mor
tem purposes has no place In the
modern world.' This church is here
that you may have life, and have it
more abundantly: It is here to lengthen
the arms of Christ and carry his spirit
into all forms of human activity. The
church is to produce something now
and here, to influence society as it
exists in this world.
"As the mill exists to produce cloth
or lumber, so the church exists to pro
duce good men and women; ethically
sound, morally developed. The church
is a character factory. The church that
commands the future Is the one whose
message produces character that can
stand in the midst of the flood of
temptations without being swept away
by it. Character that will turn away
from a lie, or injustice, retreating with
the same quick repugnance with Which
one turns from a foul odor. Character
which has an enthusiasm for righte
ousness. "It is not the size of the factory, nor
the volume of its output that is so Im
portant, as the quality of Its product.
This church is here to send people
forth with a higher ideal of what they
and the world ought to be, and there
fore can be. We study the Bible, we
pray, we sing and do all the good we
can, because we want this to be a
better and a happier world. We want
to build God's kingdom here on the
earth. Jesus said, that kingdom must
first be within. It must come through
the Instructed conscience and quick
ened spiritual nature. We labor and
pray to keep hell out of men and wom
en, and thus to put the hell-holes here
and everywhere out of business.
This Is a church for the crying needs
of today. We realize that there Is a
breaking down of the ethical stand
ards. Honor Is not rated as high as
it once was in business circles. Purity
of life Is discounted as prudish. Patriot
Ism Is a campaign slogan. Graft, petty
and great, is he poison ivy creeping
over public and private interests. Dis
honest money and money foul with the
honor of innocents Is accepted with a
grin, and those who spleen at accept
ing It are laughed at as fools.
"The business before us, as I con
ceive it. is to correct these low Ideals
of commercialism and Industrialism,
and so check the progress of moral
decay. The cure Is not in new laws,
but new minds, rational and unselfish
Ideals of good. What are we here for?
To mind our own business. Our busi
ness Is to meddle with every Interest
affecting human welfare, as the seed
meddles with the soil.
"Religion says to each of us: 'Stop
and think.' In this church you will be
expected not only to Join In the wor
ship, but to Join in the thinking. If
I may preach in such fashion that you
will be led to think earnestly, my labor
will not have been In vain. Good
thoughts produce good effects. The
better your thought of God and man.
the more you w..l love and serve both.
We are here to impart the vitalizing
energy of good thought.
"While this is an age of libraries,
newspapers and telephones. It is also
the age of preaching. This heartless
world Is waiting for men who will say:
'I am the good shepherd.' This hun
gry world needs the bread of life. To
this blessed task I would apply myself,
not on Sunday alone, but every day,
and I bespeak your co-operation to
spread abroad the living sympathy and
active helpfulness of those who would
bear one another's burdens and so ful
fill the law of Christ."
XEW CIirRCH IS ORGANIZED
Arleta Members of Christian Denom
ination Form Congregation.
Members of the Christian Church
organized a congregation yesterday after
noon in Arleta Hall, Kern Park, on the
Mount Scott railway. Rev. J. F. Ghorm
ley. of the Central Church, and Rev. E. 8.
Muekley, of the First Christian Church,
of Portland, officiated. There were 32
charter members, but there are others
who will come In. so that the charter will
contain at least 60 members to start with.
At the meeting yesterday afternoon Dr.
Ghormley gave a brief talk before the
business session was opened, setting
forth the plan of organization and urg
ing that all members of the Christian
denomination Join the local organization
and make It as strong as possible.
After the talk by Dr. Ghormley a circle
was formed of the charter members and
their names were enrolled. It was decided
to defer the election of church officers
until next Sunday afternoon. On motion
Dr. Ghormley was appointed a commit
tee of one to nominate the deacons, who
will have charge of the business. . The
names will be submitted at the meeting
next Sunday afternoon, at which time
all the officers will be elected. The organi
zation has secured a building lot, and
later steps will be taken to erect a
ENCOURAGED HONEST INQUIRY
Rev. C. G. Hazard Preaches on the
Attitude of Christ.
Rev. C. G. Hazard, of Catskill, N. Y.,
spoke at the First Presbyterian Church
last night on "The Questions of Christ's
Disciples." He took for his text the
question of Peter, "Master, how long
shall my brother sin against me and
I forgive him?" He said in part:
"Christ is God manifest in the flesh,
and it Is for this reason that he Is so
infinitely superior to the men of the
world. Christ always encouraged
questions on the part of the disciples,
and as he was the light of the world
he always answered questions which
were put to him by a person wishing
knowledge. if Robert Ingersoll had
received answers to some of his ques
tions he might not have been an In
fidel. "Forgiveness always comes after
transgression. I feel that I would like
to turn away from the past, but it is
not safe for me to do It until Christ
also turns away from my past.
"The promise is to ask aJid receive,
aeelt and find, knock and have the door
opened. The one condition is to have
confidence in the Christ."
Church Celebrates Anniversary.
The Piedmont Presbyterian Church,
Rev. L. M. Boozer pastor, celebrated its
second anniversary with a platform
meeting last night. . Several addresses
were delivered by laymen of the church,
reviewing what had been accomplished
in the past, and predicting greater things
for the future. Organized two years ago,
the Piedmont Church has enjoyed a
great growth in all lines of work. When
first organized the church was surrounded
by a scattering settlement, but its sec
ond anniversary finds it in the center
of a rapidly growing population. Many
Improvements have been made and others
are projected for the coming year.
Evangelist Cairn's Meetings Open.
The special meetings" to be held for the
ensuing two weeks in the Second Baptist
Church, East Ankeny and East Seventh
streets, will open today at 2:30 and 7:30
P. M. and will he conducted by Rev.
George Robert Cairn, the well-known
ARREST AGED HOODLUM
Police Charge Man 70 Years of Age
With Disorderly Conduct.
A gang of men and boys gathered about
the "Tongues of Fire" mission on Second
street last night, and for a time threat
ened to create trouble. Several stones
were thrown through the windows and a
small-sized riot was started inside the
place. The leaders of the sect sent in a
call for aid to police headquarters. De
tectives Kienlen and Burke responded,
and arrested one of the stone-throwers.
The officers had a hard time In taking
the man. He fought desperately. During
the struggle Kienlen slipped and fell. He
received a kick over the eye from the
prisoner. At the station the fellow gave
his name as J. S. McMillen and his age
as 70 years. He was Jocked up on a
charge of disorderly conduct.
The crowd was driven away from 'the
place and the rest of the evening passed
without trouble. A large crowd of curiosity-seekers
thronged the place, and one
of the members of the sect displaying a
special policeman's star stood at the door
and refused to admit many more. The
building was packed but was without the
slightest ventilation, and the air was foul.
But tho crowd Inside did not mind It, and
most of them remained throughout the
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Feb. lO. Maximum tempera
ture. 53 degrees; minimum, 44. River read
ing at 8 A. M., 19 2 feet; change In last 24
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These Linoleums are imported one from Germany, the
other from England. Each received the Grand Prize at St.
Louis, and each represents the highest attainable standards
of manufacture. The English mak is famous for its fine
tile patterns, and the German for its beautiful and most re
markable parquetry effects. We lay these Inlaids in a man
ner worthy of the fabric.
J. G. Mack SCo.
86-88 THIRD STREET
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Seventh and .Washington
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EILERS PIANO HOUSE
PARK AJTD WASHINGTON
PRIVATE EX. 23.
hours, -2 2 feet. Total precipitation 5 P. M.
to 6 P. M., none; total since September 1,
1B00, 32.29 inches; normal, 28.70 Inches; ex
cess, S.59 Inches. Total sunshine February 9,
1907, o hours 20 minutes: possible, 10 hours
5 minutes. Barometer ( reduced to sea level)
at 5 P. M-, .TO.2.1 Inches.
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER.
Baksr City .....
Kanaloops. B. C.
North Head . . . .
Salt Lake City..
San Francisco . .
. i.'.o o.no'
. !.14 iO. 00!
-Mi ii i-i
. .12 0.001
. 48 0.001
The northern plateau hlirh area has re
mained practically stationary during the
last 12 hours. It has undergone a slight de
crease in energy, hut is still of sufficient
intensity to dominate the weather condi
tions of this entire section of country, fair
weather being reported this evening from
the Pacific eastward to the Dakotas. Tem
peratures, which remain considerably above
the normal, show no marked changes.
The indications are for fair weather lit
this district Monday.
The stage of the river at Portland this
evening was 17.8 feet, a fall of 1.4 feet
since this morning.
At fmatllla. Or., on the fpper Columbia,
the stage of the river this morning was 7.2
feet, a fall of 0 4 foot since yesterday morn
ing. LOCAL, FORECASTS.
Portland and vicinity Fair; southeasterly
Western Oregon and Western Washing
ton Fair; southeasterly winds.
Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and
Idaho Fair. , I.. I.ODHOIJI.
ACCTION SALES TODAY.
By J. T Wilson at salesroom. 208 First
street, at 10 A. M. J. T. Wilson. Auctioneer.
Streets. tPorHana. rrrron.
fl.OO, $1.50. $2.00 per Day.
MARTHA WASHINGTON CHAP
TER. NO. 14, O. E. S. Stated meet
ing this (Monday! S P. M.. Burk
hard bldK. Py order W. M.
BELLE RICHMOND. Sec
HARMONY I.ODI3E, NO. 12. A.
F. & A. M. Stated communica
tion tills (Monday) evening at
7:80 o'clock. Work In the M. M.
deKree. Visitors are cordially In
vited. By order of the VV. M.
W. M. DB UN. Secretary.
HARRINGTON February 8. Frank Hairing
ton. aged 39 years. The deceased was a
member of Printing ProHBmen's Union No
43. Funeral will take place Tuesday, Feb
ruary 12. at 8:4R A. M. from Dunning, Mc
Jvntee 4 Gllbaugh's chapel, Seventh and
I'lne afreets, thence to the cathedral. Fif
teenth and Davis etreets. at 8 A. M . where
requiem mata will be offered. Interment
Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends respectful
ly invited. Chicago. 111., Pittsburg. Pa. pa
pers please copy.
TYLER February 9. Mrs. Julia Warren Ty-
bmlth and George Vv . Smith, of Granton.
"is.: Mrs. Inez Dangerfield. of Capron. Ill
Mrs Carrie McDowell, of Risscoe. 111.; Mr.
Nellie Houston. of Los Aageles. cal. :
Louis E and Charles E.. of 3an Francisco
t.al., and Harry Tyler, of this city. Friends
and acquaintances are respectfully Invited to
attend the funeral services Tuesday Fehru-?.K,2-Jt
2 M- at Dunning. UEntee &
Clilbaugh s chapel, 7th and Pins streets
Interment Rlverview Cemetery.
GORDON In this citv. February s, at 353
Ivy street. Donald Gordon, aged 57 year" 4
months 28 day. Friends are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral serrtoe-!,
wnlch will be held at Holman's chape!,
corner Third and Salmon streets, at 0:o
A. M.. today (Monday!. February 11 Im
terment Lone Fir Cemetery.
CRAIO Friends and acquaintances are re
spectfully Invited to attend the funeral
services of Belle Craig, which will be held
at Flnley's chapel, at 3 P. M., today (Mon
day). Interment Lone Fir.
M'LEOD The funeral services of Mattl
McLeod will be held at Flnley's chapel a
10 A. M., today (Monday). Friends in
vited. Interment Rlverview Cemete
Dunning, McEntee A GUbaugh, Funeral Di
rectors. 7tli A Pine. Phone M. 430. Lady asst
EKIC80N V'NDF.KTAKINO CO.. 409 Aula
st. JUid assistant, pbona Mala 61S3.
EDWARD HOLMAN CO., Funeral Direct.
mm. X2(l lid sc. Lady assistant. Pbona M. wt
IELLER-BYRNE3 CO.. Cnftfwtakers. Em.
balmers. SIS KusseU. East luaa. Lady aaa's.
3. T. F1VLEY SON. Funeral Directors.
Ko. tat Id st,. cor. Madlssn. Pbona Mala .
F. 8. DUNNING. Undertaker. 414 EaM
Aide. Lady assistant. Pbona fcast 62.