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TIIE MORNING OltEGONTAN, TUESDAY. APRIL 21, 1914
Determination to Mold Redskin
Jim Thorpe Into Ball
FANS HOPE FOR BEST NOW
I 'act That Indian Takes Kindly to
Advice and Is Well Liked by
His Brother Players, Leads
to Belief He'll "Land."
BY ROSCOB PAWCETT.
Kismet, that golden-guided hand of
fate, is now bestirring itself . in the
case of James Thorpe, famous Indian
athlete, and, as a result, the baseball
world will show more than passing in
terest In the box scores of the Toronto
team of the International League.
Thorpe, it may be explained, has been
turned over to Toronto by the New
Tork Giants, after
a. year on the bench.
Fans are. inter
ested in Thorpe be
cause of his
achieve ments in
other lines of ath
letic endeavor and
also because of Me
O raw's efforts to
mold him into a
baseball star. They
are more than ever
concerned now be
cause Muggsy Mo
ll raw says the
world's tour "made"
The New Tork
manager is risking his reputation on
the aborgine. Hence, it is not improb
able that New Tork etill holds a string
on Thorpe and will yank him back,
inannikin-like, in the Kali harvest. So
. there is that added stimulant.
When McGraw signed Thorpe one
year ago, the Indian had not played
ball except with a bush town team and
then only long enough to have his ama
teur medals swept away wrom the dis
He sat all last season on the Giant
bench, nor did he shine when given
an occasional turn in the outfield.
Portland fans who watched him In the
game here November 17, on the afore
mentioned tour, will agree that he
But, there's that tour talk of Mc
Graw's. "He" had a chance to work in big
games and before big crowds," re
marked McGraw recently, "and it did
him a lot of good. He fielded well, hit
well, and ran the bases like a streak.
1 predict that he will develop into the
greatest baserunner the game has ever
One thing in the Indians' favor is
that he takes kindly to advice and is
well liked by his brother players.
"Thorpe is not muscle-bound. He is a
big, good-natured, loose-jointed, loose
limbed marvel of strength and quick
ness, and with the natural adaptabil
ity that kmade him the greatest all
around track and field athlete, work
ing 24 hours per day in his favor.
1 norpo inav, witn a. Benson xiara la
bor at Toronto, round to as a real ma
jor league ball star.
General Huerta Hogan, that famous
Mexican subaltern, will be here today,
and,- from personal telegrams ex
changed between the General and
Charge d' Affairs McCredle, it is appar
ent that Hogan will not salute the flag.
If he .remains adamant a little cut
lery work in the lumbar regions may.
At any rate Impresario Metzger will
be there with his leashed dogs of war
hot ones with mustard and, as there
Is nobody in our acquaintance better
able to protect hlmsulf in all Mexican
disturbances than Metz, we go to press
happy in tho thought of what's com
ing to Happicus.
"Salute or sink.
Back In dear old New Tawk they are
claiming the mid-
dlewcight title for
Al McCoy,, whose
of George Chip a
startled the sport
ing fraternity. .
.Many aro the ar
ed favoring McCoy's
right to the middle
crown. We. how
ever, are inclined
to the view that should McCoy, or Al
bert Rudolph, as he is known In the
family Oift of the Gideons, tangle with
such well-known pillow exponents as
Eddie McGoorty, James Cop-Eradica-tor
Clabby. Billy Murray cr T-Uke Gib
bons, his yelpa would be considerably
Chip's claim is founded on his two
knockouts over Krank Klaus, who in
turn won from Papke and Carpentier.
However, Jack Dillon, Clabby and Mc
Goorty have always disputed Klaus'
right to the title, bo McCoy's win over
Chip does not bring him a warranty
deed, by any means.
It does give him. though, it must be
said, clear title to mix with any of the
big fellows in the merry, merry scram
ble after the middleweight belt.
Some men we would like to see at
"Doo" "White. Babe Borton, Roy Hitt,
Dickey Bayless, Johnny Kane and
Nobody wants to see these afore
mentioned gentlemen fall in the fury
of tlie fray, but, why not make the
Mexicans as unhappy as possible?
Ivan Howard is considered one of
the greatest or minor league ballplay
ers by Arthur Devlin, Oakland chief.
Ballplayers en route back from the
majors generally bring between 11500
and $2500 in kale, but Devlin exceeded
the speed limit in the case of the ex-
He tempted the St. Louis Browns
with a cool offer of $3500, while here
last week, but was turned down.
Howard was drafted last Fall from
Los Angeles, so the brew city folk
haven't altogether final say as to hi
uisposai. ir Be is returned this year
jos Angeles will get first chance, at
tne draft price. $2500.
IKJAK PROVES IXVIXCIBLE
Chicago's 1'lve Errors Cost Game
Which Means Shutout.
ST. LOOTS. April 20. Willie Doak
was invincible in the pinches today,
while his teammates took advantage
of Chicago's errors and hit Humphries
opportunely, &t. Louis winning, 2 to 0.
Chicago ' I St. Louis
B II O A Ki B H O A E
Leaeh.S.. 3 10 1 l.Kns'lns.S. 4 1 3 30
Goode.r. . 8 11 2 0 MaKee.m.. 4 2 0 00
Kweeney.2 10 1 2 0Butler.s. . 2 13 10
Zlm'an.s. SOS 4 2 J.MIllir.l.. 8 1-7 00
Schulte.l. 3 0 1 0 0Wilson,r. . 3 0 100
Saier.l.'. . 3
0 0D61an.3. ..
Duak.p. . .
Totals. 28 S24J5 5 Totals. 27 7 2T 11 0
'Baited for Humphries In ninth.
Chicago 0O000000 0 0
St. Louis .- 00001100 -
Huns. Huglns, Cruise. Sacrifice hits,
Sweeney, "Butler, stolen bases. Goode. Saler.
Miller. Doublo plays, Ooode to Zimmerman
to Bresnahan. Wild pitch, Hoak. Hit by
pitcher, by Doak, Goode, Schulte. Bases on
balls, off Doak S, off Humphries 1. Struck
out, by rjoak.10. by Humphries 1. Left on
bases, St. Jouis 3. Chicago Q. Time of game,'
3 hours. ' Umpires. Byron and Orth.
PH ILADB LPH IA. Apr! 1 20. Boston
Philadelphia game postponed; rain.
NEW TORK,' April 20. Brooklyn
New Tork game postponed; rain.
CINCINNATI, April 20. Pittsburg
Cincinnatl game postponed; cold.
Murphy to Meet Freddie Welsh.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20. "Harlem
Tommy" Murphy, defeated by Willie
Ritchie, lightweight champion, Friday,
has been matched for a 20-round bout
here in June with Freddie Welsh, the
British champion. The fight is to be
at night and the men required to make
135 pounds at 4 P. M. ' The date will
be fixed later.
August Belmont's Horse Wins.
PARIS, April 20. August Belmont's
Kincado won the Prix Du Bois de Bou
logne at the Saint Cloud race meeting
today. Joseph E. Widener's Mon D'Or
ran second in the Prix Des Ambepines.
BEST 'Ml 1AKES BRIDE
"MAKE-BELIEVE" COWBOY SOUGHT
BY IRATE FATHER.
Broken-Hearted Bridegroom Receives
News of Elopement on Back of
Hla Own Invitation.
CHICAGO, April 13. When Charles
Lodolce was asked to be best man at
the wedding of Domonick Gorgo, be
trothed to Lulu DeBett, he decided the
leading role would be more pleasing.
Lodolce took It. He who was to
have been best man became the bride
groom. The rejected bridegroom be
came broken-hearted. And it all hap
pened at the same time. ,
Lodolce said be was a ranchman
and chased cows in Oklahoma. He had
a. picture taken at a "make-you-any-thlng"
photograph gallery, which
proved it. Gorgo was just a plain Chl
cagoan and didn't have half a chance.
Miss DeBett was reported missing.
Her father, Michael DeBett. declared
she had intended visiting some of her
bridesmaids, but bad not reached her
destination. But Lulu knew the dif
ference between a real live cowboy
and a plain Chicagoan, for she had
seen the movies.
She was married at St. Louis to the
The malls brought a note to the
girl's mother. It was written on the
back of. an engraved, wedding invita
tion, the one which said that Lodolce
was to be the bridegroom.
"I am broken - hearted," said the
Then he looked at the note again.
His nerve commenced to come back.
A neighbor rushed in with a St. Louis
newspaper. There was a brief account
of the wedding, saying in part:
"Miss Lulu DeBett, from Chicago,
and Charles Lodolce, a millionaire
stove dealer from Brooklyn, N. T., were
"A stove dealer!" cried Gorgo. "I
thought he was a ranchman! Ah, ha!
Then he is a fake! I'll get him!"
A half-hour later a warrant was Is
sued by Municipal Judge Wells, charg
ing the best man- to-have-been with
abduction. The father, rushed to the
court by the broken-hearted but en
couraged suitor, swore to the com
Police at St. Louis failed to locate
the couple. Detectives at Brooklyn
are looking for a wealthy stove dealer
with a 17-year-old bride. Shirt-sleeved
Sheriffs down in Oklahoma are look
ing for a bashful, but determined
ranchman with a young wife.
The bridegroom - to - have - been Is
looking everywhere, and just hoping.
PASTOR IN BERLIN QUITS
Dr. John K. Crosser, of Chicago, to
Leave American Church in Fall.
BERLIN. April 18. (Special.) Dr.
John R, Crosser, of Chicago, who for
several years has been acting pastor
of the American Church here, has re
signed and will leave Berlin this Sum
mer. The announcement of his retirement
occasioned genuine widespread regret
among the American residents, as he
has been a prominent figure in the col
ony's social activities.'
As his successor the church commit
tee has selected Dr. Calvin S. Mead,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,
Waynesboro, Pa., who is expected to
take charge of the vacant pulpit early
STANDINGS OF THE TEAMS.
, ' National league.
W. I-i. Pet.! W. L. Pet.
Brooklvn.. 8 0 1.000St. Louis... 3 4 .428
Phlladol.-.l 8 0 1.000'ClncinnJUl. . 1 8 .'jriO
Pittsburg.. 5 1 .8;!3jBoston 0 3 -OO0
Chicago 2 3 .4lM)New York. O 3 .000
Chicago.... 5 1 .833Detrolt 3 2 .600
Washington 3 1 .750 Philadelphia 2 3 .400
New York. 2 1 .7Boston 2 4 .333
St. Louis... 3 - .60001eveland. . 0 6 .000
Brooklyn.. 2 0 l.O00Kansas City. 2 3 .4O0
St. Louis.. 4 1 .800. Indianapolis 2 3 .400
Buffalo.... 2 1 .titSTlBaltlmore.. 1 2 .383
Chicago.... 2 3 .400Plttsburg. . . 0 2 .000
Mllwaukie-. 4 1 .SOOiBt. Paul 3 5 875
Indianapolis 4 1 .80)lMlnneapolia. 2 8 .400
Louisville.. 4 2 .67Columbus. . . 1 3 .'-'.'io
Kansas City 4 4 . DOO .Cleveland.. . 2 3 .283
American Association Kansas City 12,
fit. Paul 4: Cleveland S, Louisville 3; Minneapolis-Milwaukee
game postponed, cold.
Western League Des Moines 7, Omaha 1:
Denver 4. Lincoln St. Joseph 1. Sioux
City 2; Wichita 0, Topeka 5.
How the Series Stands.
Pacific Coast League No games played
in the new series.
Northwestern League Spokane 1 game,
Portland no game; Vancouver 1 game, Seat
tle no game; Victoria 1 game, Tacoma no
Where the Teams Play Today.
Paciflo Coast League Venice at Portland,
Oakland .at 8an Francisco, Sacramento at
Northwestern League Portland at -Spokane,
Tacoma at Victoria, Vancouver at Se
attle. Batting Averages.
Pacific Coast I Northwestern .
B. H. Ave. B. H. Ave.
Perkins., f 4 2 .SOOlBattiste. . . 2 1 .500
Ryan 58 23 .37SStanley . 9 S .833
L.ober 01 18 ,3;"3!Netrel 22 7 .318
Korea 33 17 .:!21;Easterly. . . 4 1 ' .2S0
Rodgers. . eo 10 .317 Coltrln. . . . 2S 15 .217
Derrick 28 8 .286McKune 28 .214
Brown.... 7 2 .2S5:Whltt 19 4 .211
Pisher.... 24 6 .250 Mllligan. . . T 1 .143
Doane .... 54 13 .241Guignl 2 4 .154
Davis 40 11 .224;Melchlor. . 27 0 .148
Haworth.. 25 5 .2U0;Nelson. . . . 6 1 .107
West 10 2 -200;Hau!man. . 1 .111
Speas 28 4 . 143, Murray ... . 19 2 .105
Brashear.. 3 1 . 125' Reams. .. . 14 1 ,07V
Hig'b'th'm 13 1 .077 Hester .... 10 .000
Krause... 13 1 .077:Isonard. . . 1 0 .000
Hanson... 1 0 .OOOJfallahan . . . 1 o ,ioo
Salve&on.. 3 0 .O00 Bromley. . . 1 0 .OOO
(Coleman.. 2 0 .000
Against the Oakland Coasters last week
Ryan batted .538. Rodgers .500, Derrick
.417. Korea .308. Fisher .250. avl j(oo,
Doane, 2 GO. Lober .164, .
AMERICANS LOSE TO
GANUGKS IN RAGE
Quarter of Million Enthusiastic
Spectators See James
Duffy Win Marathon.
RYAN'S RECORD YET HOLDS
Hamilton, Ontario, Again Captures
Run of Boston Athletic Assoda
- tlon Winner Goes 25 Miles in
2 Hours - 5 Minutes 1 Second.
BOSTON', April 20. Canadian run
ners, headed by James Duffy, of Ham
ilton, Out. the favorite in the event,
outfooted and outlasted their Ameri
can competitors in the eighteenth
marathon run of the Boston Athletic
Duffy covered the 25 miles of rolling
roadway in two hours, 25 'minutes and
Two years ago M. J. Ryan, of New
Tork, established th course record of
two hours, 21 minutes, 18 1-5 seconds.
Trailing but 15 seconds behind Duffy
came Edward Fabre, of Montreal. More
than three minutes elapsed before the
first American, John M. Lordan, of
Cambridge,, reached the finish,' with
Walter Bell, of Montreal, coming up
strong for fourth place. The rest of
the prize-winners were Americans.
Duffy's victory is the fourth which
Hamilton runners have scored since
the event was established. J. J. Gaffery
won in 1900 and 1901, and Tom Long
boat, the Indian runner, in 1907. '
Although the weather threatened
rain, nearly a quarter of a million per
sons lined the course.
TALK Oil OF CARDINALS
CANDIDATES TO FILL TWO VACAN
CIES ARB DISCUSSED.
Mgr. Dr. A. Frnehwlrtli Mentioned aa
One Probable Selection and Prince
Max and Bishop Koram as Others.
BERLIN, April 18. Candidates for
Cardinals to fill the two vacancies left
in the Sacred College by the deaths of
Cardinals Kopp and Fisher are being
discussed. At least two German pre
lates are expected to receive the red
hat at the consistory this Spring.
The apostolic nuncio at Munich, Mgr.
Dr. A. Fruehwirth Is prominently men
tioned. Prince Max of Saxony, youngest
brother of the King of Saxony, and now
a professor in the Catholic theological
seminary at Cologne, was at flrs picked
as a probability. But some have elimi
nated him, recalling that he Incurred
the displeasure of the Pope several
years ago by his views on the . Greet"
Orthodox Church, expressed in a pub
One of the most likely candidates,
according to reports from Rome, Is
Bishop Korum. of Treves. His name,
however, has been unfavorably received
in government circles with which he
has been in conflict often.
The selection of the right man is be
lieved to be a real problem at the Vati
can. The Pope, it is said, desires to
appoint men who have not been identi
fied with recent political struggles and
who are on good terms with the gov
ernment. The death of Cardinal 'Kopp deprives
the Catholic Church at once of its high
est functionary and its strongest per
sonality In Germany. Kopp played an
important part in restoring amicable
relations between the Vatican and Prus
sia after Bismarck's campaign against
the Catholic Church. In later years
the Emperor recognized his efforts to
promote good relations between Rome
and Berlin by calling him to the Prus
sian peerage and conferring upon him
the order of the Black, Eagle, the high
est Prussian order. It carries with it a
patent of nobility and the right to use
the coveted "von" before the holder's
name, of which, however, the cardinal
never made use. The Emperor further
made him a member of the commission
to reform the Prussian school laws and
entrusted him with other Important
TWO WAIFS GET HOMES
BOY'S PLEA FOR BABY SISTER IS
CAUSE OF OXE ADOPTIO.V.
Children Become Wards of Wealthy
New York Residents Through Ef
forts of Charities Aid Society.
NEW YORK. April 17. Surrogate
r owler recently consented to the adop
tlon of two children, a baby boy and
a baby girl, into the homes of two
wealthy residents of the city.
The baby boy, named George Taylor,
was born of unknown parents on May
20, 1913. He is now the adopted son
of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Clair Mitchell,
of 37 West Tenth street. Mr. Mitchell.
who stated in his petition that he is
worth more than $100,000, is professor
of economics at Columbia University.
The baby girl, 2 years and 5 months
old. Is the .adopted daughter of Henry
Balnbrldge Baker, .of 118 West Fifty
firth street, nephew of John S. Ken
nedy, the former millionaire banker.
Through her adopted father she will
share in the Kennedy estate. She Is
known as Marian Blanchard.
The children found new homes
through the aid of the State Charities
Aid Association. Mr. Baker took the
little girl into his home last February
and he and his 13-year-old son, Henry
M. Baker, became so attached to her
that she was adopted. Mr. Baker has
had the custody of his son since he was
divorced from his wife In New Jersey
In October, 1911.
"My boy and I have come to love the
little girl Very much," he informed the
Surrogate. "It Is largely at his request
that I applied for permission to adopt
her. She is a beautiful child and worthy
the love of any parent. Ever since
my little boy was old enough to talk
he has asked me to bring home a little
sister. Even when be grew older he
still talked about it on every Christmas
day. The best I could do to satisfy his
wish was to adopt this little girl. My
son Is now in the Hill School in Penn
sylvanla, and he can scarcely wait until
vacation time to come home and see
his little sister."
Professor Mitchell is 40 years old
He went to Harvard University as a
lecturer from the University of Cali
fornia. From Harvard he was called to
"The matter is a private one," he said
last night. "I do not care to discuss it."
Lawyer Disbarred for Perjury.
NEW TORK. April 18. (Special.)--
One lawyer was disbarred, another bus- I
pended for two years and charges 1
against another were sent to the offi-
Nathan Greenbaum. who perjured him
self in papers filed in a suit, was dis
barred. George V. Smith may not
practice, for two years for retaining
interest on . a verdict as part of his
costs. Willard C. Stanton's case is sent
to the official referee on charges per
jury was committed during a trial in
the Municipal Court.
MAN FIRES INTO CROWD
Factory Girls Tlirovrn In Panic by
NEW TORK, April 1R. Girls emerg
ing from Ryttenberg & Teller's shirt
waist factory, on Atlantic avenue. East
Xew Tork, were thrown into a panic
when a bullet, aimed at their fore
woman, Mrs. Mary Deango. whizzed
From behind a tree sprang Frank
Deango, husband of Mrs. Deango, of
273 Nassau avenue, Greenpoint. The
couple have been separated for two
years, and Deango vainly- had been try
ing to get his wife to return to him.
As Deango raised his revolver to fire
again at his wife she leaped at him,
seizing the weapon and twisting it so
that the bullet went Into the air.
Still clutching the revolver, Mrs.
Deango struck her husband a sharp
blow in" the face that knocked him to
the ground. As he fell he tried to
thrust the revolver to her chest, but
she knocked it aside.
Policemen found Mrs. Deango tightly
clutching her husband's throat. Deango
was gasping for breath when the po
liceman forced the infuriated woman
to release her grip.
Deango was locked up. Mrs. Deango,
after fainting and being quickly re
vived, was able to go to her home at
27 Hinsdale street. She admitted that
Deango had also shot at her before.
NEW TAX PAID EAGERLY
Americans in London Make Returns
on Income Without Protest.
LONDON, April 17. American citi
zens in London who come under the
scope of the new income tax law made
their returns at the ConsulaSe with
cheerfulness and alacrity. The returns
are numerous, but do not make a great
sum in the aggregate. The incomes of
the very wealthy Americans residing
here are taxed at the sources, so that
the returns of these are made on the
The heaviest income thus far report
ed at the Consulate is one of $50,000.
The citizen who paid this declared that
the tax was a reasonable charge for
the privilege of being an American cit
izen. This was the tone adopted by most
of the makers of returns, and the staff
of the Consulate, anticipating unwill
ing and protesting citizens, were agree
ably surprised at their attitude.
A resident who paid without grum
bling stated that the few protestanta
against the new tax are Americans who
have taken root here, and who have
clung to their American citizenship for
sentimental or business reasons. Some
of these have been on the point of be
coming British subjects for some time,
and the Imposition of the Income tas
may hasten their decision.
REFORMED MAN SENTENCED
Story of 2 Years Heading: in Library
Fails to Give Gangster Freedom.
NEW TORK. April 18. (Special)
"Humpty" Jackson, former gang lead
er, who was alleged to have reformed,
got six months sentence today In "Spe
cial Sessions on the charge of selling
opium at his home.
An impassioned plea by his counsel,
telling of Jackson's reform, and of the
days spent by him in the public library
during the last two years, Instead of
in saloons, did not move compassion
in the hearts of the three Justices who
imposed the sentence.
Even an invitation to examine the
reformed gang leader on some score
or more books he had mastered In the
library course was not accepted.
Jackson maintained his innocence,
and his lawyer declared that for the
last two years he had been a better
man than the average good citizen be
cause he realized he had been so very
SPORTY TROUSERS SOUGHT
Man Steals 60 Pairs, Police Arrest
Those Who Wear 'Flashy' Suits.
CHICAGO. April 18. (Special.)
Easter trousers in colors loud enough
to be heard against a healthy fog horn
are bringing suspicion and police In
quiry upon their wearers in the north
west district this season.
John Giobenco, who admitted steal
ing 60 pairs of trousers, said he did not
know to whom he sold them, but he
described them as "pretty, flashy and
"Bring in men wearing 'sporty
trousers," directed Judge Scully. Ten
young men were brought In, but were
released. The hunt continues.
W. W. M'CREDIE FINED $1
Former Vancouver Judge Held Guil
ty of Speeding, but Appeals.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 20.
(Special.) Former Judge W. W. Mc
Credle, of Portland, was found guilty
of exceeding the speed limit here on
April 2 and was fined SI and costs by
Police Court Judge Parcel today. Mr.
McCredle gave notice of appeal to the
- John Wilkinson, clerk of the court
when McCredle was Superior Judge,
was his attorney, but McCredle cross-
examined Beveral witnesses personally
He said he thought he was going
irom 10 to 12 miles an hour.
Monmouth May License Dogs.
MONMOUTH, Or., April 20. (Spe
cial.) At the regular session of the
Monmouth City Council a . petition
signed by John Rlddell and 79 other
citizens asking that an ordinance be
passed to license dogs In the corporate
limits of the city was considered, and
a proposed ordinance, granting the re
quest, was given the first reading. The
petition Is the result of an attack on
farmers sheep by Monmouth dogs dur
lng the Winter.
Boat, Loaded With Culvert, Sinks.
RIDGEFIELD, Wash., April 20.
(Special.) A large wooden scow,
loaded with 20 sections of the rein
forced concrete culvert which Is being
placed under the Brazee Creek fill,
near La Center, sprung a leak and
sunk while moored at the wharf of
the Lewis River Navigation Company.
The sections of culvert had a circum
ference of nearly 19 feet and a weight
of more than two tons.
Swim Record Broken in East.
CHICAGO. April 20. Harry Hebner
won the 320-yard swim in the National
A. A. IT. championships here tonight
in 2:23 3-5. He defeated Perry McGll
livray, record bolder, for the distance
by 10 yards. McGillivray'a record la
WE recommend Zerolene as the best
. automobile oil we can make an
oil produced by experts of long experience
who have studied the needs of motor lubri
cation and who have at their command
selected crudes and the best refinery equip
ment with which to produce an oil exactly
adapted to the purpose.
10 AVIATORS FALL
One Goes Into Bay, Other
Drops on Fair Grounds.
PAULSON HURT PAINFULLY
Silas Christoffcrson Anions Starters
lu San Francisco - Bakersflcld-
Airship Race High Winds
SAN" FRANCISCO, April 20. High
winds and erratic air currents made
the start of the San Franclsco-Bakers-field
airship race a difficult one. Five
of the seven entrants left the ground,
but only three got off to a fair start
in the race.
George Schur man's machine fell Into
the bay and was wrecked, though the
Thomas Paulson's aeroplane fell on
the Exposition grounds, and he was
painfully though not seriously hurt.
Otto Rybltskl was the first to get a
clear start on the long flight. He was
followed by II. W. Blakely, and finally
Silas Chrlstof ferson made his start.
ASTOR'S FIANCEE HONORED
Huntington, Ind., Presents Helen
Huntington With Cedar Ohest.
HUNTINGTON, Ind.. April 18. Miss
Helen Huntington, soon to be the bride i
of Vincent Astor, is the recipient of a
handsome cedar chest manufactured
here as the wedding . present sent by
the Huntington Commercial Associa
tion. Miss Huntington is a direct des
cendant of Samuel Huntington, a sign
er of the Declaration of Independence
and for whom the city of Huntington
was named. The following' letter was
sent Miss Huntington:
"Dear Miss Huntington Hunting
ton. Ind.. conceded to be the best and
most progressive city of Its size in
the world, has a commercial associa
tion of about GOO members, every one
of whom is in love with Huntington.
Since reading press notices of your ap
proaching marriage we have made an
investigation and are convinced that
you are a descendant of that famous
Mr. Huntington in whose honor this
fair city Is named. Every member of
this organization joins in an earnest
request that Miss Huntington - will
please accept the Huntington chest
which we are sending you, together
with our roost hearty wishes for a life
full of happiness and choicest bless
ings for yourself and Mr. Astor. Tours
"THE HUNTINGTON COMMERCIAL
LOVE MARRIAGES DECRIED
Princeton Savant Believes In Artifi
NEW TORK. April 18. With the
assertion "that society Is making a
mistake in falling to substitute intelli
gent artificial selecton for natural se
lection in the propagation of the hu
man 'race,' " Professor Conklin, of
Princeton University, one of the fore
most biologists of the world, did not
mince words In declaring his firm be
lief In eugenics. He said:
"The method of evolution In the past
has been the elimination of the unfit;
only in the case of civilized man are
the most unfit as well as the most fit
preserved and given equal opportuni
ties of leaving offspring. The result is
that there has been no Improvement In
"The mistake has not been In pre
serving the weak and Incompetent, for
civilized man could not well do other
wise, but in failing to substitute In
telligent artificial selection for natural
selection in the propagation of the race,
in perpetuating the worst lines and
eliminating the best.
"If a superior power would deal with
man as man deals with domestic an
imals, no doubt great improvement
could be effected in the human breed.
Society Is in some respects such a
Standard Oil Company
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power, and it Is already undertaking
to limit the reproduction of those who
are socially most unfit."
PRANKS IN MASKS AMUSE
Young Society Men in Black Tights
Originate a Carnival Surprise.
PARIS, April 18. Paris is still talk
ing about the Carnival Surprise In
vented by several young society men.
The Duchess de Mouchy was giving
a dinner party the other evening when
suddenly the door opened and six men
dressed solely In black tights with
black masks entered and after dancing
weird steps for five minutes, left
again. The whole affair passed in per
fect silence and took the hostess com
pletely by surprise.
The uninvited dancers t-en went
through the same pantomime at the
Countess d'Haussonvllle's mansion.
Next it was the turn of the Marquise
d' Indre to be visited, and finally the
Countess de Rougemont. who was Miss
Kdith Clapp. of New York. The names
of the black dancers remain a mystery
to every hostess and her guests.
WORK IN CHINA PLANNED
Rockefeller Foundation Members to
Investigate Health Conditions.
BERLIN. April 18. (Special.) Pres
ident Henry Pratt Judson and Dr. Fran
cis Peabody, of the University of Chi
cago, arrived In Berlin on their way to
China, where they will make an In
vestigation of health conditions on be
half ..of the Rocekefeller Foundation.
The party includes Mrs. Judson. Miss
Donneily and George B. McKibbln. of
"Our object," said Professor Judson,
"is t. make a study of the situation In
China as regards public health and the
medi.al and surgical methods of com
bating disease there. We are con
cerned purely with the humanitarian
and gcientiilc aspects of the question.
Our work does not compete in any way
with that being carried on by the mis
FLAVEL JUBILEE IS PLAN
First Work on "Hill Hocks" to In
spire Monster Celebration.
WARRENTON. Or.. April 20. (Spe
cial.) An elaborate celebration at Fla
vel, on the day that work is actually
begun on the construction of the "Hill
docks," which are to be used by their
two new ocean liners, is suggested by
the citizens here.
The president of the Warrenton De
velopment League has called a public
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these days, be
tively little buys
EXCLrSIVK AGENTS FOR GORDON HATS
288 Washington Street
.aMss tiATTCti A y
meeting for Tuesday. April 22. to for
mulate plans for this celebration and
to arrange for necessary assistance.
Officers and members of the Port of
Columbia Commercial Club will be
present and it is expected this organ
ization will take charge of the main
MICHAEL O'DONNELL DEAD
Oregon Pioneer of 3 0 Years Is Vic
tim of Pneumonia.
Michael O'Donnell, aged 64 years and
a resident of Oregon for the last 30
years, died suddenly from pneumonia
Sunday at St. Vincent's Hospital, after
an illness of a few days.
Mr. O'Donnell was well-Unown in
Portland, having been roadmaster for
the Northern Puciflc Railroad for ton
years and later connected with con
struction work for the City and Subur
ban Railway and the Portland Railway.
Light & Power Company.
A widow and five children survive
the deceased: Mrs. Catherine O'Donnell.
William J. O'Donnell. of the Central
Door & Lumber Company; Mary, Thom
as, Francis and James.
The funeral will be held this morn
ing from the family residence, 383
North Nineteenth street. Interment
will be at Mount Cavalry Cemetery-
Kelso to Greet Presbytery.
KELSO. Wash, April 20. (Special.)
The event of the coming week in
Kelso will be the meeting of the Co
lumbia River Presbytery, which will
convene tomorrow at the First Presby
terian Church. Sessions will be held
three days. Tuesday evening Rev. 11.
S. Templeton, of Vancouver. will
preach: on Wednesday evening Rev.
Arthur L. Hutcheson. of Portland. On
Monday and Tuesday there will be a
meeting of the Presbyterial or Mis
sionary Society organization. This or
ganization is composed of delegates
from the Woman's Home and Foreign
Missionary Societies of the Columbia
are hand made.
The General Arthur is
hand made. No ma
chine has ever been invented
that will take the place of
human hands in the making
of fine cigars. We could
save thousands of dollars
by machine making, but we
would lose General Arthur
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