Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 04, 1911, Page 14, Image 14

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    14 the aioRyiyq okegoxia:??. Wednesday, October 4, 19H-
METHODISTS SHY
AT RULE REVISION
Portland Church Leaders Dif
fer in Opinions of Cards
and Dancing Clause.
LAW IS HELD DEAD LETTER
Iln. J. II- Cudllpp and R"T. W. II.
Fry In Favor of Tl-p-al or En
forcement Hughe Doubts
Adoption of McMore.
The adoption of a resolution by the
Southern California Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, asking the
general conference which meets In Min
neapolis In May to repeal paragraph
t of the discipline, which prohibit
card-playing, theater-going and danc-ir,-
h.a .roused much Interest In Fort-
land la view of the fact that the dis-ej
trlct convention or tne fcpwortn
four years ago adopted resolutions
menwirlallxlng the general conference
In Baltimore to allow the section, then
known as paragraph 14. to remain In
the discipline.
Hlnce the adoption of the section a
half century ago. amplifying the rule
laid down by J"hn Wesley. "I will re
frain from the taking of such diversions
as ran not be used In the name of tha
Iord Jesus," there has been a wide di
versity of opinion concerning the spe
cific things Wrsley did not mention
that the general conference saw fit
to include in the discipline, particularly
dancing, card-playing and theater-going.
Of recent years several lay mem
bers and not a few ministers have at
tempted to have the rule abolished, but
the general conference remained stead
fast to the specific principles laid down
In section 20. which reads:
reaalttra Are Bet Fee-tlt.
-In case of neglect of duty of any
kind: Imprudent conduct; Indulging sin
ful tempers or words; the buying, sell
ing or using Intoxicating liquor as a
beverage, signing petitions In favor of
granting license for the sale of Intoxi
cating liquors, becoming bondsmen for
persons engaged In such traffic, or rent
ing property as a place In or on which
to manufacture or sell Intoxicating
liquors; dancing: playing at games of
chance; attending dancing schools, or
taking such other amusements as are
obviously of misleading and question
able moral tendency: or disobedience to
tha order and discipline of the church.
On the first offense, let private reproof
he given by the pastor or leader, and If
there be a a. acknowledgment of the
fault and proper humiliation, tha person
may be borne with- On the second
offense the pastor or leader may take
one or two discreet members of the
church. On the third offense let htm be
brought to trial and It found guilty,
and there be no algn of real .humilia
tion, he shall be expelled."
Perawaal Ilirtelaa Q swat fanes).
Opinion of the propriety of the spe
cific prohibitions is divided to such an
extent that arguments for and against
tha rule are made from wide angles.
At the same time the subject Is con
sidered so vital that It Is regarded by
many ministers and some laymen as
too delicate to discuss In public.
Those In favor of repealing the sec
tion say members should be at liberty
to exercise their own conscience In se
lecting amusements along the general
lines laid down by Wesley and that the
specific provisions of paragraph lit
gives no latitude for discrimination.
Those against repealing tha rule say
no compromise may be made with sin
ful amusementa aa specifically enu
merated in the discipline.
Rev. penjamln Young, of Taylor
Ftreet Church, a delegate to the general
oonference. laat night refused to ex
prees himself on the action of the
Southern California conference. He
aid he had not seen tha resolution and
until he knew Its full Import, would
give no opinion.
Adevvlra Tkeeucfte reawetrajl
Robert IL Hughes, acting editor and
business manager of the Factnc Chris
tian Advocate, while not giving an
opinion of the California resolution,
aaid:
"I doubt If the resolution will be
adopted by the general conference.
KfTorta to repeal the section before
failed, and I think they will fall this
time. However. I am of the opinion
that the resolution of the California
conference does not mean to license the
amusements prohibited, but to repeal a
law that Is generally considered a dead
letter and not enforceable."
Without expressing aa opinion Rev.
TV n. Trimble, of Centenary Church,
said-
""The general conference In
thought It could Improve on the gen
eral rule laid down by John Wesley by
specifying amusements to be prohibited
and there haa been a difference f
opinion ever since. The Canadian
Chur'-h. Instead of repealing the rule
of Weslev. attached a footnote, specify
ing certain amueementa to be prohib
ited. Last year at the Canadian con
ference In Victoria, this footnote was
eliminated. a
-I am heartily In favor of repealing
the section." said Rev. John H. Cud
lipp. of 0-a-e Church. "It should be
repealed b"all raeana"
Rer. W. H- Fry. of Punnyslde Church
said: Tha section shocld either be repealed
pr enforced."
COAST RATES PUT HIGHER
Tariff to Spokane), However, From
"1 East Ar Placed Lower.
' PTOKAMi Oct. J. Loral and class
rates have been lowered to Spokane
and raised to tire Coast, according to
tae first published tariffs since the re-
enl ruling of the Interstate Commerce
CurnmlMloa. which were received hero
today.
- J The old rates from Chicago to Spo
kane by tha ten classes were:
11. IIS. IXK. 1.T. II. SO. STL44.
SI 1U cents. si cents and 11 cents.
The new rates effective November U by
rlassrea are: II o. II 11. IJ.0. tl.Ta,
f L47. It 40. (Ml. 4 cents, t cecU and
e cents.
The new rates to the Coast from Chi
cago effective November 1. are 93.40.
S:. Hi. IfT. 11. 74. 1 1ST, $1.4.
11.04 and i cents.
"GRAND JURY INDICTS 28
Fr-ik-ral Inreertlgatore Adjoarn Vntil
October S for Further Probing.
Twenty -eight indictment against
various alleged violator of Government
law were returned yesterday by the
Federal grand Jurr, when It closed Its
session until October Si. The Jurymen
had expected to be dismissed at the
conclusion, of tha session, but war la-
formed by Judge Bean that the United
States District Attorney haa an Impor
tant case tor thsra to consider.' The
date for the next meeting was et at
October J 6. when evidence now being
gathered will be submttted to the jury
Just what la the case to be considered,
the District Attorney declares, cannot
be made public at this time. He Inti
mates, however, that It is of the ut
most importance.
The report of the Jury yesterday
showed that ST cases were considered
and IS true bills and nine not true bills
were returned. Ten of these were made
public and the rest are held until ar
rests are made. Among; those indicted
are: Ah June;, rhartred with having
opium In his possession: August Verrler,
alias Eunene Kltt. accused of perpe
trating Immigration fraud by entering
the country on a false natusallzatlon
certificate: Frank Slnanni. a bartender,
accused of Msaultlng a postman with
a beer bottle: Ah Won and Koon Guck.
accused of having opium In their pos
session: Frank F. Thompson, accused of
forging a signature to a money order;
Hell Masterson. accused of perjury in
, : Hf - I .,e
I Rrgreeeatatlve Barton 1. "Preach,
I of Idaho, Who "Mill Be Operat-
ed 1 poat fer Appendicitis Here
Today.
connection with a hearing In which he
was charged with selling liquor to In
dians; Charles Austin and W. D. Alfred,
accused of selling liquor to Indiana.
An Indictment was returned against
O. T. Anderson, of Bly, Or., charging
him with purchasing cattle from In
dians who received the cattle by ap
propriation from the Government. This
Is the second indictment against Ander
son, the new one being brought for tha
purpose of enabling the case to be
taken to the higher courts of the Gov
ernment to settle a point In the act of
Congress appropriating money to the
Indians for the purchase of cattle.
SOLON READY FOR KNIFE
BCTITOX L. FREXCn WILL BE
OFKRATKT) OX TODAY.
Wife of Idaho nepreenta(lve to
C"ocgrr-. Joins Him Here Ir.
R. C. Coffer to Attend Patient.
Burton L French. Representative In
Congress from Idaho, will undergo an
operation for appendicitis at 9 o'clock
this morning at St. Vincent's Hospital.
Dr. R. C. Coffey will perform the op
eration. Mr. French arrived In the city Sun
day night from his bom at Moscow,
and Mrs. French Joined, him here yes
terday. Although In a somewhat
weakened condition, Mr. , French will
be able to withstand the ordeal. Dr.
Coffey believes. He has had attacks
of append,'tts for the past two years.
Mr. Freuch. although only Is years
old. haa been active in Idaho politics
several years, having been Speaker of
the Idaho House of Representatives
before completing his university
course. He Is now serving his fourth
term as Representative.
MISSING GIRL IS FOUND
Mother of S erect-heart Disclose
nidlng Place of Las.
TACOMA. Wash. Oct. I. After
archers had sought for her for two
daya In Fpanaway. near here, lone
Adams, a 14-year-old girl, who dlaap
peared Saturday night while returning
horns from choir practice, was found
last night Jn the home of Winifred
Read, a tfapanaway bartender, who had
placed her In the care of hi mother
and alster. The Read home 1 a few
hundred feet from the residence of the
girl aunt, with whom he boarded.
Yesterday three posses searched the
woods tn the belief that tbs girl had
been murdered and her body concealed.
The young woman and Read are In
love, but her family objected.
8he decided her only course was to
hide In the care of the bartender's
mother. Read was to send her to hi
relative In Eastern Washington, with
whom she was to remain until old
enough to marry.
Ilia mother, however, became fright
ened and divulged the girl' where
abouts. Ths affair caused Intense In
dignation In Spanaway and threat are
being made today to tar and feather
Read.
RANCHER KILLS HIMSELF
"Tired of Life," J. S. Ilajnt, Wealthy
Man, Commit Suicide.
BELLING HAM. Wash. Oct. L J. 8.
Flagg. a wealthy rancher and pioneer
of Northwestern Wsshlngton who set
tled on a homestead five mile north
of this city In 1176. spent last week ad
Justing his business affairs, making
his will and writing to relatives In
Colorado and the East.
Hs closed his affair In this city
last evening, went home and sent a
bullet through his head. He was T
yeara of age. and wrote that he "was
tired of living." Hla divorced wife
lived on the same farm .with him.
AURORA GETS POSTAL BANK
Hubbard and Canby to Be Depos
itaries October 58.
ALMORA. Or-Oct.!. (Special.) The
local postal authorities have received
notice that a I'nlted States postal aav
Inss bank wl'.l be established here, and
J win be opened for business October XI.
Banks will also open in mm towns gi
Hubbard and Canby the same day.
Five rural route renter her making
the Aurora postofflce one of the
busiest of Its size in' the state.
I i . . . ,-1 a ,.i.r(-iafl
J trying cases of cttlldrea aodsr Is.
REFERENDUM CASE
OPENS HERE TODAY
University of Oregon to Call
Witnesses to Show Numer
ous Petition Frauds, v-
ONE CONFESSES FORGERY
Circulator Admits Writing Many
Names Himself Detective Finds
Vacant Lots Addresses of
Anti-Fund Signers.
Counsel for the University of Oregon
will resume the introduction of testi
mony showing wholesale fraud tn the
signature to the university reterendarn
petitions when the hearing Is resumed
before Circuit Judge Galloway, of Mar
lon County. In the county courtroom
at the Courthouse In this city, at 10
o'clock this morning.
Examination of witnesses her may
continue until the end of the week,
when M. L. Pipes, who with W. T. Sla
ter, of Salem, la representing the Uni
versity of Oregon, will be called to San
Francisco on legal business.
Friends of the State University hav
obtained the Introduction of evidence
deemed by them sufficient a a founda
tion on which to build their case and
which they think will suffice to Inval
idate the referendum petitions. Im
portant among the witnesses examined
at Salem In' behalf of the Institution
was one of the circulators named Coler,
who examine 1 several of the petitions
he had circulated and showed the
court a large number of names and ad
dresses he had written In the petition
personally. These he admitted wer fic
titious. Oae Retracts Oeafesaloa.
Mr. Matthews, another circulator, was
also a wltnes for th plaintiff In tn
case. When the Investigation of th
referendum petitions was taken up by
the friends of the university, Matthew
admitted ho had written many of the
name on the petition he circulated.
Subsequently he denied this tut In an
swer to question from Judge Pipe he
aid hs had denied authorship of th
algnaturea for the reason that he was
afraid if he did not he would be aent
to Jail. However, Judge Pipe pointed
out that there wa a great imllarlty
between the alleged bona fide signa
ture on the petition and the same lg
nature included in the affidavit to
which Matthew certified a circulator.
In all case of referendum petition
i . - ..miiF.il to write into
ins ccui" -
the affidavit the name of those sign
ing the peUtlon. ,ounsei iur mo
m hmii the Matthew' peti
tion for the purpose of comparison and
will contend mat mo -
titlon Itself and those -in the affidavit
were written by the same man.
Vacant Lota Are Addresses.
Equally valuable to the university
was the testimony of a representative
of the W. J. Burn Detective Agency,
who told of having endeavored to find
the residence addresses given for many
of the lgner of petition circulated
by a man named Goldman. Thla wlt
nes testified that In a great many
cases the sddre was a vacant lot
Where the residence addre was found,
the detectiv said he frequently learned
that the man supposed to live at that
address and whose alleged signature
appeared on th petition did not live
thThs same witness testified that he
found several men whose names ap-
pearea on uv - - -
dress given In the petition. When ho"Tn
their aiiegea
signer pronounced th lgnature
forgeries. In these cases, the detectiv
obtained the signatures of the men who
alleged that their name had been
forged and the genuine signatures will
be used for comparison with the al
leged genuine signature on the peti
tion. Affidavits Only Proof.
Further testimony of a similar na
ture, ahowlng that In numerou cases
fictitious name and residence d
drees were forged on th referen
dum petitions, will be presented when
the hearing Is resumed this morning.
It Is the opinion, and It will be so
contended by counsel for the Univer
sity, that where It Is proved that any
circulator has forged the signatures
or has sworn falsely In his affidavit,
whether the forgeries be few or many,
his affidavit Is discredited and all of
the names on any such petition cannot
be oounted. If this contention I u
talned by the court. It 1 expected to
throw out sufficient signature to In
validate the referendum petitions.
"The law make ths affidavit of th
circulator the proof and the only proof
of the gentalnenees of the signatures
In th flrt Instance." said Judge Pipes
yesterday. "When that proof I elim
inated It leaves all of the names ob
tained by that circulator without proof
as to the genuineness of the signature
and at least throw upon the circulator
the burden of proving the genuine
ness of the signatures of any of tha
names on the list. The application of
this principle will throw out enough
names to Invalidate the petition.
PeHtlra Law Not Kept.
"The law ala requires that each
sheet of the petition shall have at
tached to It a copy of the measure
befor the petition 1 circulated and
signed as well as when It Is presented
to the Secretary of State for filing.
The Secretary of State 1 then required.
In the presence of the person filing
the petition and the Governor, to de
tach all of these copies of the measure,
save the one on ' the outside, return
them to the man filing the petition
and then bind the balance of the pe
titions together and file them. This
was not done In the case of the Uni
versity of Oregon referendum petitions,
which were not presented to the Secre
tary of State in that form. Instead,
they were filed with only one copy or
the measure sttached to a large num
ber of petitions.
"The object of this provision of the
statute is to prevent fraud In getting
signatures without a copy of the meas
ure before the eigner and also to pre
vent signatures, obtained in some oth
er way. from being attached to the
measure."
GRADES OF GRAIN SET
Chamber of Commerce Committee
, Standardlxes 111 Crop.
Grain standard for the Portland
Chamber of Commerce grading on the
1911-11 crop were established yester
day by the Grain Standard Commtttee
which met at Montgomery dock No.
2. jhe graded "baat has been turned
over to the Chamber and will be put up
In packages for distribution among the
Eastern and foreign grain buyer this
week.
The standard set by the Chamber of
Commerce committee have for several
yeara been accepted by all buyer as the
typical grading for the grain product
of the Northwest, although some of
the Northwestern states have grading
commissions that work Independent of
the Portland body.
"The grading this eason' 1 prac
tically 'the same as that of last sea
eon's crop." said D. A- Patullo, of Bal
four Guthrie Company, chairman of
the committee, yesterday, "and the
crop as a whole ranks tip to very
good standards. We have practically
decided upon all export standards and
little remains now to be done, ex
cept the preparation of samples of the
new grading by the Chamber of Com
merce." Alining bluestem of the present sea
son's yield tests a trifle lighter than
that of last year, having a standard
weight of 67 pounds to the bushel as
against 67 H pounds last year. The
three export classes are about the same
as ever. Export bluestem tested be
tween 68 and 68 pounds to the buehel
in veaterdaVs examination, and the
White 'Walla Walla and Red Walla
Walla both tested 68 A pounds.
ROAD-JOINING IS URGED
PARTS OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY
BAD, SATS FRANK B. RILEY.
Enthnxiast Addressee Rotary Club
on Necessity of Better Ltek to
Neighbor States' Trail.
The need of Oregon for a "state-llne-
to-state-llne" hrnhway to join wnn tne
California and Washington sections of
. V. imrtnmm 7af1flr tflirhWSV WAS the
subject of an address delivered before
the Rotary Club at its luncneon in
Richards' grill yesterday noon by Frank
The Pacific Highway extends now
rrom tne .'Janaaian line iu me v.mui
nla line, but portions of It are so bad
... lnin,,Mhl fflr M. lftni
portion of the year," said Mr. Riley.
"The worst cections, or at icmv bwiu,
of the worst sections, are right here
Mr. Riley haa driven Into Canada in
an automobile, and says that the best
stretches in tne great t-acmc innnj
-.-. --- in that ronntrv.
"I am proud of what they have done
there he said. "They. have put their
hearts Into the work, and that la a
feeling that should take hold here In
the United States. I am glad to say
that It is taxing noiu muio ouuua'
with each succeeain year.
"By 1916 we hope to have a continu
ous highway running from Mexico City
to the Alaskan boundary."
C. T. Prall. formerly assistant engi
neer In the United States Reclamation
Service, dwelt on the development of
the Government work in the irrigation
projects, and Frank C. Kiggs, chairman
for the day, read a paper on the de
velopment of the autotmobile industry.
The Rotary Club members will Join
the members of the Ad Club In an ex-
i f-1j4o aftornoon to Vancouver.
where they will be specially entertained
by the committee in charge of the
Clark County Fair.
Raymond's Mayor Has Enough.
SOUTH BENT). Wash.. Oct. S. (Spa-
clal. ) A. C. Little, mill owner, head srlving as a reason that the of three large shingle mills in Ray-
of the Raymond Land A Development tne"to ,f '"5 bnfllness of the Land mono- In this city George R. Cartler.
Company and Mayor of Raymond since Jf.AemKaitn vice-president of the South Bend Mills
the cltVs incorporation, has flatly re- & Development Company aem ai "- Tlr,b Company and Mayor for the
othfr D although 1 gatTyrged ' "ed-Thy K. Case' whols the owner ' past two terms, has also resisted great Mr. Cartler.
i U
"The
THE RITZ - CARLTON
HOTEL CO.
YES, Sir-ee! The Rose City Park Car
Will Run to the Center of PARKROSE
An extraordinary combination of nat
ural advantages are responsible for the
astounding success of PARKROSE.
There's the ideal location just beyond
Rose City Park in the direct path of the
most rap'idlv growing section of the city.
Real state men predict PARKROSE will
become the finest and most desirable resi
dence section in a, few years.
' But we do not ask you to bay on the
strength of what it may become. Size it
up as it is today. Compare PARKROSE
prices with what is-being asked right
nowfor surrounding property in big
parcels. PARKROSE prices full acre
tracts onlv $1100 and $1200; half acres,
$600 and $700. Think of it a whole acre
larger than a city block for the price of
a good city lot. Terms, too. m
Then take into consideration all the im
provements you 11 enjoy water,, electric
HARTMAN & THOMPSON
Ground Floor Chamber of Commerce
Fourth and Stark Streets Phones, Main 208 A 1050
Ritz - Carlton of the Northwest
Seven-story, Solid Concrete Building.
ABSOLUTELY FIREPROOF.
Every Room Faces the Street.
OFFERS A LIMITED NUMBER OF EXCELLENTLY
FURNISHED AND APPOINTED ROOMS AND
SUITES, "WITH OR WITHOUT BATH, TO PERMA
NENT GUESTS ON A MONTHLY RENTAL BASIS
AT VERY MODERATE RATES. -
The Carlton Restaurant
Tonight
Special French Table d'Hote Dinner
With Wine Will Be Served From
5:30. to 8:30 o'clock at One Dollar
MENU
Fresh LobJrtor Cocktail with Green Peppers
Celery
Beef Broth with Barley a 1 Anslalse
Fairy Onions - Bill Plotles
Filet of Turbot a la Jiauseline
Potato Parvtlads
Frigandeao of Veal. Nlvernalse
Frier Uult Pot Celery in Cream
Roast Tounr Capon with Dressing
"Mashed Potatoes Qlblet Bauo .
Salad a la Alexandria
DESSERT
Raspberry Ice Cream and Cake
Green Apple Pie. a la Mode
Huts Water Melon
American Cheese
Toasted Wafers
Cafe Nolr
Wednesday, Oct 4, 1911. 5:80 to 8:00 P. K.
Tables May Be Reserved by Telephone.
Main 3435 A 6118-6119
Fourteenth, Washington and
Burnslde Streets, Portland, Or.
light, telephone, and unexcelled streetcar
service. Tne tose uity x-aris. can-me win
be -extended to the very center of the
tract.
Remember, too, you will be able to cut
your living expenses' squarely in two
grow your own delicious fruit and vege
tables enjoy rich milk and fresh eggs
a-plenty daily, besides a most healthful,
independent life.
Is it any wonder that all selling records
are being smashed? Is it any wonder
that over three hundred careful, shrewd
baiyers have already purchased?
"We urge you again to investigate
PARKROSE immediately. Call at our
office, or phone at once. We will be glad
to show you PARKROSE in one of our
autos without any. obligation on your
part. ,
Sssdaiiisssiistsi
G. C. LA KM,
Manager.
pressure to Induce him to become a
candidate for a third term. John "U
X .... - -Inn,,, HrilCfflflt flf the C.i t V.
is so far the only candidate to succeed
Mr. Cartler.
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