PIUCE FIVK CENTS. REVIVE GRY FOR LONDON HEARS OF BLIZZARDS RAGE 'MELON GAMBLEE, IRISH CONVENTION FLEET COLLISION WHYNOTCHINLEE?' D0NNYBR00K FAIR . WITH GREAT FURY ASK FOR JUSTICE SEA-LEVEL GANAL GROUNDLESS WIRELESS IS DIS CREDITED. BAY CITY ORIENTAL HAS VERY UNIQUE QUESTION. MEMBER FROM CORK ATTEMPTS ATTACK ON REDMOND. PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1909. SUNDAY'S SERMON IS VERBAL CYCLONE SIX COMPANIES" Citadel of Sin Stormed as Never Before. AUDIENCE SWEPT FROM FEET Baseball Preacher Pitches Into Evil of Every Degree. SPEAKS AT WHITE TEMPLE Great Crowd Hears Eihorter Grill Booze," Cards and Theaters With Slang, Eloquence and Unique Oral" Gymnastics. CHARACTERISTIC SUNDAY APHORISMS: Wlwir th nnnnni of cholarhlp Jecre one thin, and the Word of God decree an other, the concensus of arolarahlp caa so plumb to hell, for all I care. . Moet church member live a cider, milk and Tlnesar eort of life. I deeplee a mug wump. I despise a fellow vbo will carry water for both gangs, with erverr tissue, vein and artery In mv bodv. If you came ogling around my wife, your, old carcass would aay for lead, and they could tan your old hide lor chair bottoms, T' 11 tell vmi that. Some people will go to a dirty, good-for-nothing, stinking card party :o carry home a glass dish. All theee card-playing, the- ater-gmng. gnmhllng. smoking, ciiwing, snlttlr.g. nlD-flODDlng. molly-coddling churrQ members aren't worth three whoopa outside of hell. Tou will never keep America from rotting tnto hell without a touch of the old-time religion. Judas bought a ticket to hell with AO piorve "f silver; and be didn't buy a round trip either. Hell la so full of church member that their feet will stick out of the windows. One of these cigarette-smoking, damning little roues the: never worked a day in h!n life, goes strutting around the street with his hat on the back of hi head like a fried egg. with his varsity pants rolled up, ar.d thry have cloth enough In the seat to make four pair of breeches this little ettnking son of a millionaire goe strutting round the street with a pistol In his hip pocket; I! It exploded It would blow bl brain out. PITNDAVS FIRST PRATER: Oh, Cod. I am in an awful hole. If you erer helped a man In your life, help me get mat oaii; ana you haven t got mucn lime to make up your mind, either. Of all carrion and rot, the most Jack asd asinine, rot I ever saw or heard of. Is christian Science. It la neither Christian nor scientific. Many a man will whine and whittle to God when he thinks the old undertaker Is coming to measure his carcass, in order to tell how long to dig tha grave. ""Bill" Sunday beggars description. As a revivalist lie does things to the Kng liah language which no man ever dared before. A dictionary In a storm, a the saurus struck by lightning, and a, head on collision between the two could never produce such verbal fireworks as did Sunday's sermon, exhortation, address, lecture, harangue or war-dance at the White Temple last night Adjective piled on adjective, simile heaped on simile, synonym laid over syn onym, pathos, bathos, vituperation, in vective, alliteration. Ulceration, and other and sundry oral gymnastics occu pied the platform, to the amusement, horror. Interest, disgust, pleasure and general astonishment of an audience that banked the edifice to the doors and out on the sidewalks and around the corner. Sunday Absolutely Unique. There was never anything like it in Portland before. There will never be anything like again, possibly. There was a "once-ness" about It, to coin a word, indescribably unique. "Like Adam's rec ollection of his fall." With a clatter and crash of resound ing vocabulary the famous exhorter charged the cohorts of the Devil until the welkin rang; also most of the door bells In the neighborhood. He was a veritable "wild-cat" engine of vitupera tive epithet, tearing down the spiritual grade at a thousand miles an hour, and emitting sparks, smoke and general con fusion at every revolution of the oratori cal drive-wheels in his system. Whole Band In One. If the Dcmosthenean definition of ora tory, viz., "energy." Is correct, then Sun day has It bigger than an "Injun." Such mortal energy was never seen before in a Portland pulpit. It had the roll of the drum, the peal of the bugle, the shrilling of the fife, tha shouts of the embattled, and the din of conflict in it. By closing jour eyes you could hear the crackle of musketry, the swish of "minle" bullets, the shriek of shell, the cries of the wounded, the roar of can non and brass bands playing in the dis tance. "Lord, is it I?" cried the preacher. "Ixard. Is it I?" It was a question he often asked himself during the sermon. It was the text, supposedly, but it had about as much to do with the sermon as a rabbit. He drifted from a bitter de nunciation of society women to a story of his boyhood, and switched from the recital of a humming-bird over a flower bed to a roast of theater-goers and card players. funiiay did not preach his celebrated sermon on "Booze," but he unllmbered the shot and shell of his verbal batteries against the rum-shop occasionally during the address. Keeps Busy Every Minute. He was all over tha stage at once. He waa praying and pleading and denounc ing and threatening and hammering away ft rat at one evil and then at another, until the perspiration rolled from his forehead and made him mop his dampened brow. His audience glowed and shivered and laughed and gasped at bis untamed and (Coadudel m Faca.ADLl San Francisco Clubfollc Summoned to Testify as Result of Raid In Chinatown. SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 8l Convinced that "for ways that are dark and tricks that are vain," the peculiarities of Bret Harte's immortal. "Heathen Chinee" are as nothing compared to the wiles of Ah Sam, a local Chinese, 300 representatives of San Francisco's clubdom, both men and women, thronged Judge Deasy's de partment of the Police Court today in answer to subpenas served at the re quest of the aforesaid Mongolian. Lead ers from every exclusive club were pres ent. Ah Sam is a clubman himself. He 'directs as president, tlie affairs of the Asiatic Club, in the Chinese quarter. Some nights ago the police raided the Asiatic Club and took Ah Sam to Jail on a charge of gambling. He contends that his treaty rights have been in fringed; that f bridge, checkers, domlnos or any other games are played in clubs frequented by white men and women it is fitting that he and hjs friends should be allowed to play poker. To support this contention Ah Sam caused to be issued an edict summoning officers and members of the California, Bohemian, Sbrosls, Pacific Union, Olym pic, Union League and a dozen other clubs to come into court and tell of the amusements and pastimes most popular in their respective organizations; and he hopes to prove that games of chance are played In the various clubs. Judge Deasy relieved the tension by ordering the witnesses to return to their homes and directing that each club men tioned should send a single representa tive, -who Is an expert on gambling," to court at the time of the hearing of Ah Sam's case. LYNCH LAW BEATS COURT Houston Citizens Tire of Waiting for Trial and Hang Black. HOUSTON', Miss.. Ft. 9. Roby Baskin, murderer of Rev. IV. T. Hudson, was lynched by a mob here this afternon. A crowd of over 300 determined citizens took the negro from the Jail and hanged him to a tree. Not a shot was fired, and the whole proceeding was conducted quietly. Sheriff Deone. of Okolona arrived Just as the negro breathed his last, and made strong protest that he bad not been treated right. Leaders of the mob said they' had not been given a speedy trial of the negro as promised, and that they could not be blamed for taking things into tbelr own hands. COMMA SPOUTING LAVA Earthquake Precedes Eruption of Mexican Volcano. MEXICO CITY. Feb. 9. Another earth quake is reported in the vicinity of Co- lima today. A violent eruption of the volcano followed. A ridge of lava a mile long is streaming down one side of the volcano. NAPLES, Feb. 9. The Instruments in the olwervatory at Valle dl Pompeii reg istered a very strong earthquake today at an estimated distance of 1400 miles. PRESENT DRASTIC MEASURE Kansas Solons Would Stop Sale of Drug-Store Booie. TOPEIvA. Kan,. Feb. 9. The Senate Judiciary committee presented a bill to day which provides for the discontinu ance of ail druggists' permits, forbids the keeping of liquor at clubs and places of amusement, putting the ban against the sale for any purpose whatsoever. It is the most drastic prohibition measure ever introduced in the Kansas Legisla ture. OIL WELL TURNS GEYSER Natives of Mexico Think Volcano Is Slowly Forming. MEXICO CITY, Feb. . The famous Dos Eocas Oil well, which for months shot a column of flames and smoke into the air for hundreds of feet, has been converted into a geyser and fears are entertained that eventually the well will become an active volcano. Boiling waters were hurled up today at a rapid rate and a large quantity of volcanic stone was erupted. RESCUERS KILLED AT MINE Brave Men Meet Death in Effort to Save Imprisoned Laborers. YUZOOKA. Russia, Feb. 9. An explo sion occurred in the Catherine mine here today, and it was quickly followed by fire. One hundred and twenty-five min ers are Imprisoned In the mine. An en gineer and three workmen who attempt ed to rescue the victims have been killed. PANIC CAUSES TWO DEATHS Miners Scramble From Mine After Slight Explosion. ZEIGLER. 111.. Feb. 9. Two miners were drowned in a wild scramble for safety In the Letter coal mine here to day, U others escaping without injuries. The panic was caused by a slight ex plosion in the workings, which did com paratively litUe damage. Chinese Say President Favors Japs. ASK GRANGE IN PRESENT LAW New Complication Sprung in California Situation. BLAME FEDERAL POLICY In Long Memorial, Leading Oriental Association Declares Celes tials Are Treated Worse Than' Fugitives. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9.-In a tele graphic communication addressed to President Roosevelt, and sent today by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent As sociation, better known as the Chinese Six Companies, the attention of the Pres ident Is called to certain instances where in 1t is affirmed the executive depart ment sought for the Japanese residents of California many rights and privileges that the Chinese have long been denied. Its text In part follows: "Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, Washington, D. C: Praise for Jap Action. "In view of the commendable and Just efforts recently made by you on behalf of the Japanese, in regard to certain laws lately proposed and at the present time partially adopted by , the Legislature of California now convened at Sacramento, we, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, representing the whole of the Chinese people of the United States, feel Justified in respectfully calling your attention to certain conditions pertaining to the Chinese, both citizens and aliens. In this country, which are In direct and flagrant conflict with the sentiment ex pressed by you both lately and hereto fore, relative to the Japanese. "We also feel it our duty toward those whom we represent respectfully to pro pound to you certain questions which are of the most vital Interest to the Chinese residents of the United States, and an swers to which we respectfully but earn estly request. These things we do with all due regard to the dignity of the exec utive department of the United States, and also in the belief that you, having so unqualifiedly expressed your views in favor of the Japanese, cannot fall to render the same Justice to the Chinese when . the facts have been laid before you. ' Charge Discrimination. "We beg leave to refer you, Mr. Presi dent, to the fact that there Is a discrimi nation in favor of Japanese aliens as against Chinese citizens, residents and (Concluded on Page 3.) Then Priests and Legislators Plunge Into Fray and Audience Yells. DUBLIN, Feb. 9. The national con vention of the United Irish League, which was opened today under the presidency of John Redmond, was the scene of an outbreak that resembled the proverbial "Donnybrook Fair." William O'Brien spoke in opposition to the land bill of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and Mr. Redmond favored the measure. During ' the controversy Eugene Crean, member of Parliament from Cork, rushed to the platform, appar ently with the intention of attacking Mr. Redmond. He was suppressed and hustled away, however. Then for a few moments the platform became a seething- mass of angry disputants. Priests and legislators pushed Into the fray and tugged at one another's collars, while the rest of the audience yelled, cheered and shouted encourage ment to the disputants. Ten minutes or more elapsed before Mr. Redmond was able to quell the pandemonium. Resolutions offered by the followers of Mr. Redmond In favor of home rule and Secretary Blrrell's land bill, and expressing confidence in Mr. Redmond's leadership, were carried by overwhelm ing majorities. TEN DAYS FOR DEFENSE Three Postal Clerks Accused of Lob bying Get Short Shrift. WASHINGTON. Feb. 9. Postmaster. General Meyer served notice today that he would allow three postal employes ten days in which to defend themselves on the allegations of lobbying before Con gress In the Interest of legislation affect ing postal employes. The accused are Frank T. Rogers, of Chicago, president of the United Association of Postal Clerks; W. E. Kelly, of Brooklyn, presi dent of the National Association of Let ter-Carriers, and E. H. Roberts, of this city, representing the Railway Postal Clerks. In the case of Kelly and Rogers, the Postmaster-General has canceled their leaves of absence and ordered them to return "immediately" to their work. The Postmaster-General's action was taken after several conferences with President Roosevelt. " NOT WANTED IN MONTANA Direct Election of Senators Voted Down by Legislature. HELENA, Mont., Feb. 9. The Senate today, by a Btrict party vote, killed the House primary election bill, which Is patterned after the Oregon law and which relates solely to the election of United States Senators. Murdered In Legation. SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 9. The reoprt of the examining physicians declares that Chancellor Bieckert, whose body was found in the ruins of the burned German legation, was murdered. An examination of the body showed the Chancellor received a dagger wound In the region of the heart. Investiga tion showed 25,000 pesos had been stolen from the safe In the legation. . . - - - -------- - - - - - - Cheaper Than Locks Say Some Senators. ESTIMATES ALREADY EXCEEDED Cost $400,000,000 to Finish ' Locks, Says Kittredge. F0RAKER FEELS REGRET Sorry He Was Won Over From Nic aragna Route Teller Says En gineers Don't Know What They Have Undertaken to Do. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 The Senate discussed today the type of canal that should bo constructed at Panama. Kittredge, chairman of the committee on Inter-oceanic canals, precipitated the debate by presenting: an adverse report on the Hopkins bill, authoriz ing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue bonds to the extent of $300 000.000 for the construction of the canal. Reading a statement of the expenditures of the canal to date, he declared that the completion of the lock canal would cost $400,000,000 and insisted that a great mistake had been made in not adhering to the plan for the building of a sea-level waterway. which, he said, would be cheaper than the lock canal. Foraker and Teller both Joined Kit tredge in declaring that a sea-level canal should be constructed and Kit tredge said it was not too late to abandon the lock project Cost Far Above Estimate. Kittredge said the canal committee disapproved of the proposed issue of bonds and he read a statement show ing that expenditures on account of the canal to date have been $177,964, 468. He said that, while he engineers on the canal zone had originally placed the cost of a lock canal at $139,000,000, they had now Increased their estimates to $400,000,000, whereas it had been estimated that a sea-level canal could have been built for $247, 000,000. Kittredge said the lock canal had not progressed so far that it would not now be possible to adopt the sea-level type. Teller thought a sea-level canal could be constructed more cheaply than a lock canal and would be far less dangerous in Its construction. Kittredge said a minority of the con sulting engineers had pledged their professional reputations that the cost of the lock type of canal, exclusive of sanitation and expenses of zone gov eminent, would not exceed $139,000, 000. Kittredge said he believed the experience of the American engineers (Concluded on Paa;e 4.) No Confirmation of lieport That Bat tleshlp Georgia Rammed Sis ter Leviathan. LONDON, Feb. 9. According to dis patches received by a news agency her from Gibraltar, reports are current there that collision had occurred be tween the Georgia and another battle--ship of the United States Atlantic fleet, which sailed from tnat port on Sunday morning on its homeward voyage, Nothing is known officially of such an occurrence, and little credence Is given to the report. Wireless dispatches re ceived at Funchal, Madeira, from th Connecticut yesterday reported all well with the fleet, which was then in lati tude 64:32 north, longitude 15:16 west, or about 600 miles west of Gibraltar. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. Late tonight no word has reached the Navy Depart ment to confirm the reported collision between the battleship Georgia and an other battleship of the Atlantic battle ship fleet. Secretary Newberry stated that means of communication are such that the department would surely havii been advised of such a mishap had ia occurred. PISTOL DUEL ON STREET Crazed Man, Posing as Detective, Tries to Kill Police Officers. Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning a man believed to be insane carried on a running pistol duel with Sergeants Kienlen and Keller through several blocks of the North End, and was finally cornered in a doorway, at Second and Ankeny streets, and taken to the police station. There he gave several names, repeating that of N. K. Parsons most frequently. The duel started In front of the Strayers Mission, at Fourth and Couch streets, where the man had entered a few minutes previously, and telling A. C. Bernard, the night clerk, that he was a plainclothes man, had commenced to search the hobos lying on the floor. Ber nard telephoned for the police, and Kienlen and Keller hurried around, to be met at the door by the man, who snapped his pistol several times in Keller's face. The gun failed to go off, whereupon the man- started to run, firing repeatedly be hind him. Kienlen and Keller joined in the shoot ing, and were later aasisted by Patrol men Epps and Madden. In all about three dozen shots were flred. but as the men were running, none of the bullets took effect. The firing created a panic along Couch, Fourth, Burnslde and Sec ond streets, on which the men ran. Shortly after the police captured Richard Singh, a Hindu, believed to be an accomplice of the man, after a des perate chase in the course of which the fugitive Jumped through two or three windows and broke down a door. City Physician Ziegler declares Par sons is only feigning insanity. "MOTHERS" FOR CHAPTERS President Jordan, of Leiand Stan ford, Has New Idea for "Frats." PALO ALTO, Cal., Feb. 9. That each fraternity chapter house at the university be presided over by a house mother. Is the rule suggested for adoption by the fraternities by President David Starr Jordan, of Stanford University, In the campaign he has inaugurated to raise the scholarship of the members of the se cret societies. The Innovation in secret circles Is suggested in a letter to the various organizations Just sent out by Dr. Jordan. The letter calls attention to the poor scholarship of fraternity men In general and urges the adoptiqn of a series of rules by the fraternities to overcome this eviL The societies at the university are asked to state their views ' on a rule which limits their field for securing new members to men who have passed the ex amination of the college at the end of at least one-half term's work. NEW PITTSBURG ASSAULT White Girl Shot, Beaten to Pulp and Left for Dead. PITTSBURG, Feb. 9. Unconscious, shot through the hip and arm and her body a. mass of bruises, was the condi tion of Flora Ellsworth. 22 years old, a victim of a cruel assault, when found late last night at Shamrock. 40 miles east of here. 'A rigid Investigation, which lasted all night has disclosed no clew to the Identity of her assailant. The young women is employed as a domestic. The authorities are hopeful that the girl may be able to give ma terial information concerning tho identity of the assailant should she regain con sciousness. PRAYER AND THEN SUICIDE Los Angeles Youth Desperate Be cause of Lack of Funds. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9. After 16 min utes of prayer George C. Henderson, a young man, ended his life by drinking poison in a rooming-house at 213 South Main street, early today. . The lifeless body was found by the , proprietor, A. Coleman. Sickness and the fact that he was al most without funds are believed to have prompted the deed. Henderson spent all but 15 cents of a cash balance of 76 cents for the poison and for a room. All East of Rockies Lies Prostrate. RAILROADS GIVE UP STRUGGLE Lake Vessels Fight for Lives Against Icebergs. HURRICANE SWEEPS GULF From Canadian Boundary South ward Whole East Is Choked With Snow and Chilled by Biting Gale Cold Wave to Follow. CHICAGO, Feb. 9. (Special.) Fierce blizzards, the worst of the season, are ravaging the entire country from North Dakota to Cuba, southeast, and from the Canadian line to the northern bound ary of Texas, southwest. In the North west and Middle West the storm Is ac companied by sleet and snow, with rapidly lowering temperature and a gale of approximately 46 miles an hour. In the Southern states and over the Gulf of Mexico a furious hurricane Is spread ing devastation, heavy rains following to complete tlie destruction. Roadd Give Up; Vessels Missing. Profiting by the bitter experience of two weeks ago, railway managers In Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa are refusing to send out trains. On the Great Lakes crippled vessels are limping into port, but many great freighters are still unaccounted for and are fighting for their lives among ice bergs and waves that are rolling 25 feet high. Close Schools; Stop Traffic. Special dispatches from Iowa, Minne sota, Wisconsin and Michigan cities say the schools have been closed and street car and other traffic abandoned. Wire service is badly crippled in all direc tions. Trains are reported stalled In great snowbanks In South Dakota, and Salt Lake reports all Utah trains badly de layed and some unaccounted for. Cutting sleet and snow, driven by a tempest traveling 30 miles an hour, is spreading over ail of Nebraska and half of Mis souri is under a pall of snow, with ex tremely cold weather. Cold AVave AV1II Follow. In Chicago the temperature fell from 46 above zero at 2 o'clock in the after- (Concluded on Page A ) INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 4 degrees; minimum, 38 degrees. TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds. legislatures. Anti-Jap resolution urorm only Ave favor able votes In Oregon Senate. Page 7. House pfl-sses bill prohibiting game on Me morial day. Page 6. Multnomah delegation agrees to ask for additional Circuit Judge. Page 7. Appropriation of $;t(H,0fK asked for Ore gon Agricultural College, Page 7. Pardon Board 1b opposed at Salera. Page 8. Senate at Olympla pannes bill forbidding ante-election promises. Page 12. I'orelgn. France and f-crmany sign agreement on Morocco. Page 7. Irish Nationalists Convention develops Into riot. Page 1. King Edward and Emperor William pledge friendship at Berlin banquet. Page 5. National. Roosevelt recommends measures to Improve country life. Page 2. Chinese of California protect to Roosevelt against favors to Japs while they are treated as criminals. Page 1. Senators condemn lock canal and favor sea- level type. Page 1. Amusing encounter in Senate between Lodge and Smith, page 3. Rumored collision between two battleship! of fleet. Page 1. United protest against Hetch-Hetchy water scheme. Page 4. Politics. Recall election for Mayor of Los Angeles as sured. Pago 3. Domestic Pan Francisco society women and club women testify at hearing of Chinese gamblers, page 1. Boston millionaire accused of drugging man and wife and stealing wife, page 2. Monarch sawmill to supply Swift with elec tric current and fuel. Page 2. Great storm In Middle West stops communi cation. Page 1. Mrs. Lemp tells more family secrets under cross-examination. Page 4. Many prominent men Indicted for Oklahoma land frauds. Page 3. Cincinnati men testify that Harrlman merger kills competition. Page 3. Pacific Northwest. Inland grain farmers combine to shut out middleman. Page li State Board of Equalization takes testimony from County Assessors: tax valuations badly tangled. Page 7. Portland and Vicinity. "Billy" Sunday takes great crowd by storm at White Temple. Page 1. Multnomah Club elects directors and votes to enlarge grounds. Page 11. Railroads of state to receive sharp rebuke for not building. Page 10. Fire damages P. R-. L. & Power Co.'s car shops to extent of $15,000. Page 10. Wills takes steps to revoke North End saloon licenses. Pago 16. F. V. Holman will tile minority report opposing new charter. Page 11. Huge boulders shown in court In street Im provement case. Page 16. Citizens petition Legislature to provide home for Historical Society. Page 9, Commercial and Marine. Wool buvers making contracts freely. Page 17. Stock market quiet and price changes few. Page 17. Wheat prices hold their own at Chicago. Page 17. Captain W. J. Gray arrives In Portland from San Francisco and offers tugs to Uie Port of Portland. Page 16.