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THE MORNING OKEGOSTIAN. MONDAY, JULY 22, 1907.
POLITICAL POT IS
elected at the regular June election which
follows. Bailey is already being groomed
as a candidate for Governor by his
friends, who will also seek for him first
another term to the office he is now
an Francisco Bond and Mortgage Company
BEGINNING TO BOIL
filling on the strength of his .satisfac
tory administration of the office. This
plan, they argue, will keep him in the
public eye, and he will be in line for
CHANGE OF BASE
the Governorship when the time comes.
In advocating Bailey as an available
man and as a candidate who could be
elected. It is pointed out that he Is one
of the strongest men who ever ran for
office on the Republican ticket In this
interest Stimulated Among
Portland Democrats Believe
He Has Made Himself.
OFFICERS OF THE COMPANY
President, John Lloyd.
Treasurer, J. Dalzell Brown
Patriots by Compact Be--tvveen
Fulton and Cake.
state. He has been elected to his pres
ent position twice, and in both elections
ran far In the lead of his t Ctet.
I-; t; fW. P. Plummer
Secretary, Rufus P. Jennings
Just who the other candldaK.s will be
for Governor Is a matter of speculation
at this early date, but plenty of material
promises to show up to add interest to
David F. Walker
W. J. Bartnett, Charles W. Slack
M. E. Cerf
Rufus P. Jennings
David F. Walker
MULKEY OPENS CAMPAIGN
STANDS WITH ROOSEVELT
J. Dalzell Brown
B. M. Gunn
J. W. Bailey, State Food and Dairy
Commissioner, Spoken of as
Candidate for Governor on
the Republican Ticket.
Event of laBt week go to Indicate
a combination tbat may mean much
to the political fortunes of those un
selfish Oregron patriots who would sac
rifice private business interests for a
chance to serve the dear people. Not
that the auspeoted coalition has not
been In progress of formation for sev
eral weeks but the first satisfactory
evidence of an alllgnment has de
veloped during the last few -flays.
The signs of the times, say the wise
ones, indicate en understanding be
tween Senator Fulton and the Cake
brothers by which the former is to be
continued in the United States Senate.
This eame arrangement is said to pro
vide for the nomination either of W.
M. Cake, the present chairman of the
Republican Central Committee, for
Governor, or of H. M. Cake for Con
gressman to succeed Kills, For Fills
another berth, presumably a Judicial
position. Is said to be contemplated.
At any rate, there is remarkable ac
tivity among the politicians in this
city although the primary nominating
lection will not be held until next
Spring. The first gathering of the
favored few in official life In this
State and those who would supplant
them was the Fairbanks." banquet at
Seaside. It was on that occasion cir
cumstantial evidence was ottered to
support the belief In a Fulton-Cake
compact. Both the Senator and the
county chairman were noticeably at
tached each to the other at this ban
quet and the two were always to be
found warming up to the Vice-President,
disregarding the published re
ports of the frigidity of the Indianian.
Ex-Senator F. W. Mulkey was also
"among those present" at the Seaside
banquet, but it did not take long for
him to see that he was considered the
third member of "two's a company,
and three's a crowd," for with the com
bination of forces he surmised had
been made, the faot at once suggested
, Itself to him that if he got anything
himself It was up to hirfi to get busy.
Returning to Portland Tuesday and
remaining in the city to attend the
Press Club banquet to the Vice-PreB-ident
that night, he very quietly
packed his suitcase and hied himself
away, presumably to Southern Oregon
and it 1b safe to wager that be Is not
Investigating irrigation projects alto
gether. Mr. Mulkey is desirous of
having the present prefix removed
from the official title by which he Is
designated and he proposes to ask the
Republican voter of the State to as
sist him in the operation of making
him the nominee of the majority party
to succeed Senator Fulton.
Carry Campaign South.
Southern Oregon is evidently the office
seeker's Mecca this year. It is in that
section of the state the two candidates
who have announced themselves for Sen
ator have begun their campaigns. Sen
ator Fulton first penetrated the eastern
and cenrai districts of the state, and
afterwards spent two weeks with the
people of Southern Oregon. Mr. Mulkey
has begun his labors In the southern part
of the state. He will devote more time
to this missionary movement than did
It H. M. Cake becomes a candidate for
the Republican nomination for Congress
In the Second District the question arises
what will become of Congressman Ellis?
But that consideration Is said to be a
secondary matter since the alleged deal
between Fulton and Cake is reported to
have carried with It the promise that
William Cake would be nominated either
for Governor or Harry Cake for Senator,
If the latter would not be a candidate
for the Senate against Fulton. Gossip
locally Is that a strong Multnomah Coun
ty man would be able to defeat Ellis In
the primary nominating election if the
vote in this ceunty Is not divided among
too many candidates.
In the First. District Congressman
Hawley seems to have no opposition. His
activity In forcing to the attention of
the proper officials the Southern Pa
cific land grant and demanding that steps
be taken by the Government to enforce
a fulfillment of the conditions of that
grant has proved him a sincere and faith
ful representative of the people, who are
not clamoring for any change at this
time In their representation from that
section of the state in the National Con
gress. What proved the most serious disap
pointment W. M. Cake has experienced
politically was the defeat of Thomas C.
Devlin for Mayor in the recent municipal
election. Cake, as chairman of the Coun
ty Central committee, labored arduously
to effect Devlin's election, not alone be
cause such a result last month would
have been a bobn for his own personal
political ambitions. But he failed and
now It is said that some of Mulkey's
friends are unkind enough to intimate
that the result was due to mismanage
ment on the part of Cake, who directed
Cake Resents Insinuation.
This insinuation is resented by Cake
and his friends, by some of whom It has
been charged that the re-election of
Uane was made possible only by the
support he received from the Republi
cans, Including followers of Mulkey, who
took that course as the moBt effective
means of discrediting the organizing and
executive ability of Cake. And thus the
controversy Is waged, the only, apparent
consequence being to solidify the friend
ly feeling and the Interests of Senator
Fulton and Cake.
As to the Governorship and the prob
able nominee for that office, the situa
tion is considered more complex by those
who have reviewed the subject. With
the retirement of Governor Chamberlain
three years hence it is admitted will
come an end to Democratic rule of that
office in Oregon. This belief Is generally
accepted for the reason that no other
Democrat In the state is considered cap
able of defeating any representative Re
publican who may be nominated. This
fact serves only to enliven the contest
among the aspirants for that nomination
among the Republicans. But no matter
who seeks this nomination at the hands
of the majority party the probability is
that he will not only have opposition,
but an abundance of opposition,
Admitting that William Cake decides to
ask for the gubernatorial nomination, ru
mor has it that one of the opposing can
didates will be Joseph W. Bailey, State
Food and Dairy Commissioner. Bailey's
term expires July 1. IMS, and his succes
v fUi be nominated nest Spring and
At the Theaters
What the Press Agfmts Say.
NANCE O'NEIIS GREAT BOMS
America's Foremost Tragedienne In
"Magda"'at the Marquam.
Tonight at the Maquam Mii Nance
O'Nell. hallea hy the nations or tne worm
o America's representative tragedienne,
will be seen In her greatest role, the heroine
of Sudermann'a masterpiece, "Mag-da." No
one who sees her play this tremendous part
will ever forget it. It ranks with the best
work of the greatest artists who ever ap
peared on the stage. Miss O'Nell has played
It before the courts of Europe, and, In fact
In all the principal cities of the world. The
first performance will be tonight. There
will be matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
"Whose Baby Are You?" Tonight.
This Is tft be laughter week at the Lyric
where the Allen Stock Company will pre.
aent for the first time In Portland that
hilarious farce-comedy success "Whose
Baby Are You ?" which has been such a
tremendous success wherever it has been
seen. It was built Just to make people
laugh, and no one has ever been able to
discover a serious line in It. But funny 1
Say, yon never saw a show like it for
humor. . That's what makes it such a great
show for Summertime, because nobody
wants to go to heavy plays when the ther
mometer is trying to climb out onto the
roof. The first performance of "Whose
Baby Are You?" will be given tonight. Go
to the L,yrlo and see It.
"Man's Enemy" Tonight.
This evening and all week the Star The
ater will offer the new melodramatic suo
cess, "Man's Enemy.". This Is as good as a
sermon and more interesting. "Man's
Enemy" is one of the strangest plots un
folded on a stage. Its situations are strik
ing and its ending unusual. In "Man's
Enemy" the stock company has a play
which should meet with Instant response.
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and
Children Free at Oaks.
Women and children will be admitted to
the Oaks free today. There are a number
of special features for their entertainment
in addition to the regular list of attractions.
Schllsonyi. leader of the band that has
made such a decided hit at the park, has
arranged a special programme ywhlch will
be sure to please. Don Carlos dogs will
a feature which every child In the
city will want to see.
AT THE VATJDETTLE THEATERS
Grand's New Bill.
This afternoon the Grand offers a com
pletely new vaudeville entertainment, and
with tonight there will be a change In time
for evening performances. Hereafter during
the Summer period the first night show wtil
start at 7:4 and the second show at 0:30.
"Picking a Winner" Is the title of the head
line act. presented by Miss Nellie Eltlng and
company. Other acts on the programme are
Maybelle Meeker, the acrobatic dancer and
contortionist; Kelsel's dog and cat circus;
Reeves and Kenny, song and dance come
dians; the Tanakas, Japanese magicians and
top spinners. Show three times dally.
Cool Theater and Beet Show,
You are assured of two things at
Fantages the coolest and best ventilated
theater In Portland and the best show. The
new week's headllner Is made up of Clay
ton, Jenkins, Jasper and their mule, a new
kind of comedy act that Is Immensely clever
and ontertalnlng; McKay and Cantwell. the
-uoiry diiis. cutler and Elwood, musical
comedy artists; Cole and Johnson, novelty
entertainers; Miss May Melville, soubrette:
Jean Wilson, picture ballad, and the bio-
grapn wun a new comedy film completes
WINTERS, OF PORTLAND, WINS
IN AMATEUR, CLASS.
Twenty-Eight Regular Entries In
Tourney In Which Howe Car
ries Off Cash Frizes. . "
The big prlie shoot held under the
auspices of the Multnomah Rod and Gun
Club at the Irvington traps yesterday was
one of the most successful events ever
held in this city. Twenty-eight guns en
tered the events In competition for cash
prizes and trophies, while a large number
of marksmen took flyers at the traps
merely for practice.'
Winters, of Portland, and B. B. Ellis, of
Seattle, tied for first place in the un
professional class, and in the shootoff the
Portland man won the trophy.
Howe, of the local club, was high man
in the shoot, and incidentally took the
cash prizes offered In the professional
competition. Jack Smith and Morry Abra
hams made splendid records at the traps
and were only nosed out by a few points
by Ellis and Winters. . Winters also suc
ceeded in winning the Inman medal. Mc
pherson and Wagoner captured the money
In the events in which they competed.
All who participated In or witnessed the
shoot voted it a huge success and plan
another competition in the near future.
The attendance waj remarkably good in
view of the fact that the vacation period
Is In full Bwlng.
The scores are as follows:
Name Shot at
E. E. Ellis ISO
Jack Smith 150
Spence - ISO
Borders ....................... 95
Mrs. Young 40
H. Ellis 50
Kadi Forbidden to Write.
TANGIER, July 21. The bandit,
Ralsull has forbidden Kadi Sir Harry
MacLean to write to the outside world,
fearing that If this privilege is con
tinued the kadi will disclose Ralsuli's
Willingness to Drop Government
Ownership In Favor of Regu
lation Assures the Ne
William Jennings Bryan's flank
movement with regard to public owner
ship of.publio utilities, in coming out
tor bovernraent control or regulation
of the railroads instead of absolute
Government ownership, seems to have
touched a responsive chord In the Port
land Democratic camp. The haste yes
terday among the faithful to climb
into the new Bryan band wagon soon
oecame a scramble as Democrat cau
tlously consulted fellow Democrat, then
bolted for the highest seat up In front.
No true Democrat in Portland ever
really did believe in Government own
ership of railroads, so it seemed to a
representative of The Oregonian who
spent tne day on a still hunt for Demo
cratic opinions. Some of the party
leaders were a bit shy at first, but
after seeing how the wind blew from
Lincoln, Neb., suddenly became very
bold and open in their views, although
some hung back a bit.
Mayor Lane was one of these, and de
clined to express an opinion, because
so far he had not heard nor read what
Bryan had said.
George H. Hutchlna, president of the
local Bryan Club, promptly came to
the front and said last' night:
"Mr. Bryan's dropping for a while
of Government ownership of railroads
and taking up Government regulation
instead is sure to increase his popu
larity. It practically Insures his nomi
nation as the Democratic candidate for
President next term. There is only
one man who can beat him, and that is
Roosevelt. Fairbanks, Taft and others
stand no show against Bryan. Ore
gon's delegations would support him,
I have no doubt." .
. Even Mr. Thomas Talks.
Even that heretofore somewhat radi
cal advooate of public ownership,
George H. Thomas, chairman of the
Democratic County and City Central
CCmmittee, who at first declined to ex
press an opinion, later in the day was
lifted with the tip of the Bryan lash
and landed right in the front of those
willing to compromise. Late yester
day he Issued the .following signed
"Divisions have kept the Democratio
party out of power in recent years.
The question of Government owner
ship has been a new source of division.
The Democratic party seriously divided
cannot hope to win the next Presiden
tial election. Democrats favoring
government ownership will, I think,
generally commend Mr. Bryan for de
ferring to the idea of Government
regulation pending the results of a
trial of that policy. By thus subordi
nating- his personal views to the known
condition of the public mind Mr. Bryan
will necessarily increase his popularity
and advance the prospects of his nomination.
"Bryan's views, ridiculed 10 years
ago, are the basis of President Roose
velt's influence today. Mr. Bryan, by
superseding his advocacy of this one
measure, now thought to be radical,
may become President. As President
he would be In position to promote
faith in himself. ust as President
Roosevelt is being approved by fie
people in- his actions toward the mag-J
nates and the trusts.
"The press of this country expresses
a fear that the President's policies will
not be safe in the hands of any other
Republican than Roosevelt. This fear
is grounded in the knowledge that the
people believe that the commendable
points of the Administration wiu o
continued and augmented by Mr.
Bryan, as President, and always in the
behalf of the whole people.
Finds Precedent In 1884.
that he will not again be a candidate
is unequivocal, one that in a campaign
would prove an Increasing handicap,
having much to do with his probable
a of on t aa a fllmllar ATlsode had effect
In defeating James G. Blaine in 1884.
"That Mr. Bryan can defeat Fair
banks or any other candidate of known
capitalistic leaning, I firmly believe,
and I would Include Judge Taft in this
list because of nis aecisions on ques
tions affecting labor.
"t tvir,v nt 1t woulrl he exoedlent
to nominate Mr. Bryan and presume an
Oregon conveneion, . it caucu huw,
would Indorse him. No matter how
factlonr In any political party may dif
fer when discussing issues, when they
get down to - action compromise is
'13. ri. muMAD.
Georsre E. Chamberlain said
over the telephone last night:
"Bryan has now got rigm in m"
with Roosevelt, or Roosevelt Is right
In line with Bryan, wnicn ever you
please to call It. Roosevelt today Is a
Democrat. The ideas of the two men,
and their probable policies, are prac
tically identical. Bryan can easily de
feat any one In either party except
Roosevelt I am inclined to think,
however, that today Roosevelt could
defeat Bryan; still, you never can tell
till the votes are counted. Against
Bryan, Fairbanks, Taft, or any other
man except Roosevelt alone, has no
Release From Troublesome Wife.
OREGON CITY, Or., July 21. Special.)
Suit has been filed in the Clackamas
County Court by Fred Vollman against
Louise Vollman for a decree of divorce.
They were married in December, 1S90.
at Juda, Wis., and Vollman alleges that
his wife had him arrested at Chicago in
1896 for desertion, but the case was dis
missed because she -never appeared to
give evidence against him, and he also
charges the defendant with driving his
daughters, by a former marriage, from
their home. Vollman says that his wife
declined to accompany him to his pres
ent home, and the last thing he heard
of her she had possession of their two
Potter Schedule for Beach.
The steamer Potter will sail from Port
land, Ash-street dock, next week as fol
lows: Monday, 11 A. M-, Tuesday, 12 o'clock
noon; "Wednesday, 6:30 A. M., Thursday,
7 A. M-: Saturday, 9 A. M. Get tickets
and make reservations at city ticket of
fice. Third and Washington streets, C. W.
Stinger, city ticket agent.
Four-in-hand ties on special sale today,
Tuesday and Wednesday. Robinson & Co.
100,000 SHARES OF THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THIS COMPANY ARE OFFERED FOR SUBSCRIPTION AT $100 PER SHARE
This company has been organized to loan money on income property in San Francisco on what is known as the bond and mortgage '
plan. This involves the issuance of bonds secured by first mortgages on income property, and the sale of guaranteed mortgages.
AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE MONEY. EARNINGS OF CAPITAL STOCK SHOULD CERTAINLY EXCEED 12
PER CENT PER ANNUM
A FEW WORDS TO INVESTORS :
Aa to Bond and Mortgage Companies: The first was founded by Frederick the Great of Prussia in 1770. The system proved so
sound that these companies spread over Europe, and within the past few years have been introduced into America. The cities of Paris,
Berlin, and Vienna have been built largely through these companies. Their success has been phenomenal. The European companies
have outstanding bonds aggregating billions of dollars. Their securities are of such high order that they have been able to borrow money
as cheaply as 2.60 per cent per annum. We cite the Credit Foncier of Paris as a model. At the time of the Franco-Prussian War the bonds of
this company sold higher than French Government bonds. Similar companies operating in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere in the United
States, have met with great success. One such company has now outstanding loans upon New York real estate exceeding $95,000,000. The
capital stock of these companies in America is earning from 12 to 16 per cent per annum. This company should earn more on account of
its exceptional opportunity.
As to San Francisco: San Francisco is the financial heart of the great empire of California. It is the child of California. As Cali
fornia grows in dignity and importance and it is rapidly growing San Francisco will grow correspondingly. San Francisco is being
rebuilt: its vast business requires better accommodations. Since the fire, $100,000,000 has been expended for new buildings, but $300,000,000
more will be required for the construction of the new city, and $200,000,000 of this within the next five years. Money is urgently needed.
Of this there can be no question, and the security offered cannot be excelled. The total of the city's assessment roll, based on a 60-per-cent
valuation, is $429,000,000 a gain of $53,000,000 in the past twelve mo,nths. San Francisco is entering upon a period of unparalleled pros
perity; from foreign commerce; from the rapid development of California, with a population of but 2,000,000, yet an area larger than that
of Italy, which sustains a population of 32,475,000 ; and from the $25,400,000,000 of business east of California, a considerable portion of which
is turning its attention toward trade with the Orient, with its hundreds of millions who are becoming weaned away from the simple wants
of ages, and hungry for the products of the West, for which, trade San Francisco is the natural gateway, l
There is no investment safer than that offered by the SAN FRANCISCO BOND AND MORTGAGE COMPANY, and, owing to tha
exceptional conditions, the net earnings of its capital stock should considerably exceed 12 per cent per annum.
PLAN OF OPERATION
The paid-in capital is loaned on approved mortgages. These mortgages are assigned to a trustee, and against them the mortgage bonds
of the Company are issued. No change in securities is permitted without the consent of the trustee, who must first be satisfied that the
value of the mortgage to be substituted is at least equal to that of the one to be withdrawn. The mftney realized from the sale of these
mortgage bonds is loaned, and the new mortgages are assigned to the trustee, against an issue of additional bonds, which in turn are sold,
the process being repeated as often as the business warrants. - In addition to this, mortgages guaranteed by the Company are 6old to invest
ors at a lower rate of interest than called, for by the mortgages, the Company profiting by the difference.
The San Francisco Bond and Mortgage Company has three sources of profit :
1 : Interest earned on its paid-up capital. -..
2 : Difference between what it earns on mortgages and what it pays on bonds, which is usually 14 per ent.
3 : Difference in interest on guaranteed mortgages sold by it, which is usually 1 per cent.
Stock subscriptions will be received in PORTLAND at Ladd & Tilton, until July 31, 1907; also in San Francisco at the offices of thd
Company, 30 Montgomery streeet.
PORTUGUESE AMERICAN BANK, 78 Jackson Street.
SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL BANK, .Merchants Ex
THE CROCKER NATIONAL BANK, Market and Post
E. H. ROLLINS & SONS, Kohl Building.
CALIFORNIA SAFE DEPOSIT AND TRUST COM
PANY, at its head office, California St. at Montgomery.
Or at any of its four branch offices.
THE NATIONAL BANK OF THE PACIFIC, Claus
STATE SAVINGS AND COMMERCIAL BANK, 1019
UNION NATIONAL BANK, Oakland. .
ALSO IN NEW YORK CITY AT
United States Mortgage and Trust Company, 55 Cedar
Interboro Bank of New York, 49 Wall Streeet.
E. F. Hutton and Company, S3 New Street.
WRITE FOR BOOKLETS
WOUND HILL PROVE FATAL
VICTIM OF PATROLMAN ROB
ERTS IS DYING.
Chief Grltzmacher Resolved to Ar
rest and Prosecute All Con
nected With Attack- on Officer.
William Stevens, the bystander who
was shot by Patrolman Griff Roberts,
t East Sixth and Bast Morrison streets,
Saturday night, Is dying at the Good
Samaritan Hospital ag the result of
the gunshot wound In the head. The
shooting occurred at 11:10 o'clock Sat
urday night, and was the result of a
saloon brawl followed by an assault
upon Patrolman Roberts by a number
of toughs who frequent the Gilmore
Cafe. Stevens, who was an Innocent
spectator, was attracted to the scene by
the noise of the row, and received the
bullet fired at one of Roberts' assail
ants. Yesterday afternoon a sister of the
wounded man, Mrs. Mclntyre, of Salem,
arrived at the hospital, and has been In
constant attendanoe on her brother.
She was notified yesterday by wire of
the shooting-. Stevens' other relatives
reside at Aberdeen, Wash., and will ar
rive In Portland this morning.
Patrolman Roberts, who fired the
bullet which laid Stevens low, is to be
supported by Chief of Police Grltz
macher, who last night announced his
Intention of prosecuting all who par
ticipated In the disturbance. This will
Include the proprietor of the saloon.
In referring to the Incident, the Chief
"Patrolman Roberts was Justified in
doing as he did. It is to be regretted
that his victim is one who had no part
in the disturbance, but he should have
remained away. Such things are most
likely to happen when those who have
no business near the scene congregate
around an officer in the discharge of
his duty. Roberts bears a mark where
he was struck by a rock in the stomach,
and all testimony corroborates his
statement that he was on one knee as
the result of blows struck by his as
sailants. He did right to defend him
self. "Roberts has borne the bet of repu
tations for efficiency since he has been
a member of the police force, and dur
ing his term of service, which extends
over a period of 25 years, has never
had any serious difficulty. He Is a
hard-working, conscientious officer,
and takes this affair much more to
heart than he really should.'.'
When asked if any arrests would
Did you ever stop to figure up your
shoe bill for yourself and family? If
you haven't, it might be to your in
terest financially to do so. There is a
tremendous lot of cheap shoes on the
market. We are trying to win here in
Portland, manufacturing full stock
Fhoes only for Men, Boys and Youths.
We make this assertion, which is a
broad one. and that is, if you will give
us-an opportunity we can supply you
with the best hard-wearing shoe you
can get for your money, ana all we ass
Is a trial On one pair of our shoes. If
we do not do this, we do not ask your
patronage. Ask your merchant for a
pair of our shoes. We stamp our .name.
''The J. A. Reld Shoe." with a steel
stamp in the bottoms of every pair, so
you need not be deceived. Why are
some shoes cheap? Very easy They
contain a lot of "hot air" instead of
material. Prices on boys' shoes, our
No. 206, $2.50 per pair; No. 201. a
Blucher. $3.00. Men's shoes,, $3.00,
$3.50, $4.00 and $4.50 per pair. High
tops in 10 and 12 inch, (5.50 and (6.00
THE J. A. REID CO.,
IS and 15 Union Ave., City.
Home Phone only, B 1211.
follow the Saturday night brawl, the
Chief replied: -
"Certainly. Every person connected
In any way with the assault on the
officer will be punished as he de
serves. Such disturbances are becom
ing altogether too frequent. There are
a number of toughs who hang about
different saloons and who imagine they
can refer to a police officer in the most
Insulting manner and not be molested."
The Chief would not say whether an
effort would be made to have the li
cense of the Gilmore saloon revoked,
aa that matter lies with the Council.
William Stevens, the victim of the
shooting, has been employed driving an
Ice wagon for several seasons, and is
known aa a pleasant, well-behaved
man, and is spoken of highly by all
who know him. He was not married.
The assault on Patrolman Roberts Is
the fourth to occur recently. Last
Winter Patrolman William Carr was
struck on the head with a rock while
endeavoring to quiet a disturbance at
the Empire Theater, and sustained a
nasty out on the soalp. No arrest fol
lowed, as the perpetrator oould not be
Identified. The assault on Patrolmen
Wade and Fields, at Second and Burn
side streets, as the result of an arrest
made in the Burnslde Exchange, is
still fresh in the memory of the pub
lic Still more recent was the assault
on Patrolman Leisy, at Nineteenth and
Washington streets. The only one of
these assaults In which arrests were
made, was that at Second and Burnsido
streets, for which the proprietor and
bartender were heavily fined.
CRITIC OF THE PREACHERS
Says They Are Apologists for Rich
Criminals, and Can't Help It.
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 20- o the
Editor.) -The remarkably "honest and
straight forward statement made by Rev. J
"Whltcomb Brougher in regard to his
method of conducting his church should not
be allowed to pass unnoticed. He Is re
ported to have said that his ohurch Is con
ducted on business principles, and that he
makes a study of what the people want and
gives it to them. Of course everybody
knows that la Just what the popular
preacher does do, but It la a very unusual
thing for one to admit It In such plain
words. And right here we have the key
and the answer to1 the columns of corre
spondence . and questions as to" what Is the
matter with the ohurch and why working
men do not attend churoh, etc.
The fact Is that the eoonomlo .Interests
of the preacher, like the lawyer and the
merchant or almost any other factor in our
social and Industrial life, compel him to
furnish just what the people want and are
willing to pay for. Otherwise he faces sure
failure In his business or profession and
soon Joins the "down-and-out" club.
Imagine the effect of an old-fashioned
sermon of & generation ago delivered to an
up-to-date, fashionable congregation,
among whom ara the rich, .nd well-to-do
supporters of the church! The preacher
who would dare to do so would be looking
for another Job in short order, and it would
not be a church Job, either. Imagine, too,
the effect should the preacher tell the plain
truth in regard to present-day conditions of
society and place the blame where it really
belongs he would soon lose his popularity
and his salary.
The great mass of the common people
know and realize that the organized
church, aa a rule, has developed Into a
business Institution, in close touch with the
ruling interests of the country and neces
sarily out of touch with the masses. No
matter how great the Iniquity or crime
against the people, the church furnishes
apologists and defenders for the criminals,
and no matter what the form of govern
ment may be, we find the church lined up
with and supporting the ruling classes and
interests. Of course, this does not Include
all who profess religion, for there are al
ways a minority of kickers and agitators
who would rather be right and fall than
succeed at the expense of conscience and
Brother Brougher is to be commended on
coming out and placing himself on record
as conducting a business on business prin
ciples, and it ought to relieve him of any
suspicion hereafter of being other than he
seems. D. E. LUNSFORD.
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