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PLANNED BY PEARY
UYLtl DniUUH rinlL
PLOT IS SUSPECTED
TKVCKS JIMP THACK AT tDGE
ADMIRAL ANNOUNCES NAMES OF
Ol' MAKQl'AM GULCH.
BIG ISSUE INVOLVED
IN HEW SEA RULES
President's Power May
ALLIES ARE SURE TO PROTEST
Supreme Court Decision Is
Cited in Opposition.
COMMERCE IS AT STAKE
F.ntreue fowrr Mjr Nrr-k to ST
..oclcr Thai t'nltrd Matra Will
Be Held nr-poo.lblo for
TaSHIV.TOV. Tth. 11 .'pedal.)
Questions of irrave Importance to the
tMnmm ot the Nation and to re
lation. of the I'nited fttaUa with the
allied powera have arlaen a result
ci the detaratltn mad by President
Wilson that he I on tha eve of hold
ing trma merchantmen to be auxiliary
Already tha alltee Oreat Britain.
Franc. I'.ussla and Italy have riled
objections to the chance of policy pro
posed ty the Vailed Slates. That they
III retaliate, or that they can re
taliate at the preeent time, la not be
iird. bat thy wl'l protest and that
they may een serve notk-e that for
any armed merchantmen trading with
the tailed ntats whKh may be sunk
by (Mrtnan aubmarlnes thle Govern
ment will b bld responsible In dam
t l. expected.
Lea a I I sen-re Deeetae
8o far u thie country Itself la con
cerned the quaellosa which have, de
I. Can the Iterative branch of the
tioternmenl put Into force n forelcn
. poli- y which le In violation of dcl
'iioiu of the I'nited Maln Supreme
1 Will not the new policy of the
;overnmat lead to reduction of
Kta tonnae connvrtlny lth Amer
ica n porta nad raueo creator ronseetlon
of freight and a riao In freisbt rates,
nil of which will bear on the shippers?
It la ! from representation
made by the ntltd overnmenta that
thry will not rmov (una from their
merchantmen. Thy hold It to be the
duty of n merchantman to escape, cap
ture If It can.
I a taa's ee laterneetrd. ..
It la apparently the theory of the
t'nited (itatea. nrcordln to the I-anln
not, thai merchaotmest. on the ap
taran e of ub marine, must atop and
submit to vlatl and nenrvh. which are
Ike esual prelimlnartee to destruction.
al of Ibe ahip alone, but of the good
on board, which may or may not bo the
property of neutmla.
With reference; to the authority of
the rresld.ot to act contrary lo the
d'cUlone of the Oupreme Court of the
l'nltd mate, ofrtclala aay the owner
ft a belligerent armed merchantmen,
treated by a government agent a an
auxiliary rruUer. may take lb caao
lata court and thereby secure relief
fona the Administration proceea. Rut
liU la a long, tedloua proceeding, for
the Attorney-Oeaeral. by direction of
the rreaident. would defend the case
a lo the Supreme Court, and a decision
would not be handed down for two
r threo year.
Th conatltutlon reouirea the Prel
dent to take rare "that the law be
f.lthfultr executed.- and tho decisions
tf the Supreme Court are the law of
Claret lea la roadamewtal.
It I recogniaed that there l more
than an academic question: It goea to
the bottom of government. Tet It wIM
nt have th eamo Interest to tbo pub
lic aa w'.Il that which would develop
br Ibe refusal of the a 1 1 lea to disarm
Chief Justice Marshall, who had
aerved In lha Continental Army, waa
one of tbo framera of the Constitution,
a member of the diplomatic aervtco and
Sr.-retary of War and Secretary of
Mate, considered Ibe question of arm:?
miisa In he caao of the Nereidr. a
limteh ship mounting 1 suns, which
had been chart-red by a ypanlsh sub
let and waa captured by aa American
prioiHr In the war with Great IJrltaln
in Mil. The Issue before the court waa
wh-ther a neutral might put hi goods
on hee.rd aa armed merchantman. Chief
J .fit.. Marshall, who handed down Ihe
"The bei:icrnl bad a perfect right
in arm la ble own defense and this
tisbl did not Interfere with that of the
neutral to transport hie goods In a bel
T ah la of rrelsht Limited.
If tbo I'nited btatee bolda that bel
ligerent armed merchantmen are auxil
iary cruisers, this mean aurb vessels
at est depart from American port with
in 1 1 boora after arrival or St hour
after ack) length of lime e-S la necee
eary to mas. a Deeded repair and take
on sufficient fuel and provuiona to per
mit them lo reach the nearest port of
Ihe country wboeve ftaa- they fly. II I
apparent that not much freight could
bo taken aboard iirb veeoel In 31
bcajr. More than lb la. such Veaeela
would bo debarred from entering
American porta for three raontba.
Tbo Called Plate cannot build a
merchant maMae lo a day and It le
mo preeent conditio which must be
m-t. Ti report of lha Commissioner
f navigation shows that du-lng the
Cora mission aa Lieutenant l-uc-d
Only Last lontli; Narrow -cape
of Year A50 Itcrallcd.
llinHIhilTkH rance. Feb. II
Claude Orabime-Whlte. the Hrltish avi
ator, haa ben wounded gravely. o
aeisile hava been obtained. ! wa
commissioned a Lieutenant last mooth.
lj.yi.sast Orahame-Wbit won in
ternational prominence several year
aco by spectacular flights In England
and America. Il enlisted In tba naval
corp at the outberak of tho war and
waa apoplnled temporary night Com
mander. A year ago. after participat
ing In a raid by a quadron of aero
planes on Belgian town, b fU Into
tbo sea. but waa picked up by a ertitaer.
Lieutenant Graham-WhlW wife,
formerly Mt-a Dorothy Taylor, of New
York, obtained last month a decree
for tho restitution of her conjugal
rights, an action which In England la
a preliminary atep to a ult for dtvoren.
SUN HAS SULKY SPELL
After Ilalmy Touch of Pprln J.
riuvlo Helen Agala.
Old iol took a good look at Portland
Saturday and sent a wave of bprlng
fever over tbo gradually thawing real-
dent. I'erbapa be I' hard to ploase.
for yesterday ho sulked behind a cur
tain of cloud all day. not vouchsafing
o much a a glimpse of himself. Oc
casional rain I th official forecast
for today again.
Saturday Bight and Sunday morning
tho precipitation waa .It Inch. This
brought the total since September 1
to JS.4 Inch, tb excess bains; (.11
The temperature remained equable
yesterday with a maximum of i and
minimum of to.
WEST GROWING FASTEST
iVpulatloa of I'nited Mate on Jan
uary I. I 1. 308. 3 IS.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1J. Censu bu
reau experts estimated today that th
population of lha I'nited Slat a on
January 1 last was 11.101.114 and
that by July I It noulJ be 111T.J1-
On Juty I. last year, they figured
Ihe population at 100.1.11(.
Western state have led In growth.
Washington heading tho list, with Ok
lahoma. Nevada. North Dakota and
New Mexico following In Ihe order
named. The burcau'a estimate ar
based on the rata of Inereae botweoo
the' ! and ll census'.
Oregon's population on Juty I. I tie.
was .. on January 1. 11. 133. tie.
The estimate for July. 11. Is ei.Ttt.
GERMAN SCOUT SHIPS SAIL
le Stationed at T-eebrngse hald
to Have I -eft Port.
iustrrdaII. via London. Fab. 13
The Telegraaf ays tb German scout
ree le in the XoMh H BIW DellOVrd
to have gone out of Zeebrugge. as It
la known armed trawlers ar stationoa
there, and thai so mo vessels which
formerly were not at that port have
been lying there under steam.
Small German warship have been
active In tb North a recently. Tb
German War Office announced last
week that two Hrltish cruisers had
boon sunk, but the British said tb
vessels referred lo were mlne-e wrepere.
296,000 BELGIANS SHOD
Commission Aluo Boy" Icather to
Krpalr Old Mioca.
NEW YORK. Feb. 11. Th Comml
slon for Relief In Belgium announced
tonight that since th beginning of
Its Winter campaign It had sent !.
op pairs of shoe to tho destitute of
Belgium and Northern France, Of these
. were for women. 0.00e for chil
dren. 4S.o for boy. 4t.00 for glrla
and 4 .' for men.
Tbo Commission bought t:.00
worth of leather to bo cut up and
tacked on wooden soles and to repair
BRITISH LOSE TWO VESSELS
M earner Sank In .Medllermnran by
Totsrdo Wltlront Warnlnc
IsONDON. Feb. IS. Lo of the Brit
ish steamships Springfield and Cedar
wood were reported today by tba Ad
miralty. Tbo Springfield waa torpedoed with
out warning In the Mediterranean on
her way from London to Calcutta. Her
crew of i were landed at Malta. She
waa a US-foot vessel of SS tons.
Only two of the crew of tho Cedar
wood were saved. Tho place of her
sinking was not given, bho was a Ves
sel of td tone.
COAST HAS POTATO FLOUR
Factory Ojcncd In California WUI
Ad J March riant Later.
UTOCKTOV. CaU Feb. 11. ISpeeial)
with a raoacitv for grinding IS tons
of potatoes a day. a plant for the manu
facture of potato flour waa placed In
operation today at Middle River oy me
Ale l ltlitles Company, of Nw York.
To factory, said lo represent an In
vestment of i0.. waa financed al
most entlre'y with Kastern capital.
The p:nl is th first of It kind on
th rsciflc Coat. Star, h-maklng ma
chinery will bo adJcd later.
Wholesale Killing of
CHEF BELIEVED MERE UNIT
Lives Saved by Custom of
Serving Meager Portions.
OUNCE OF ARSENIC USED
Kat-li Carta Said to Have Keceivct!
Grain and a Hair, While Mlnl
moni Lellial Doe la Kati
matrd at Two Grain.
CHICAGO. Feb. IS. (Special.) "I do
not wish lo create a panic In Chicago,
wa tho cryptic reply of Flrt Deputy
Superintendent of Tollce Schuettler.
when asked today to givo his view of
tb plot lo poison several hundred
prominent CTilcagoans at the banquet
Tueeday night to Archbishop Munae
Schuettler spoke testily and In tho
ton of a man who Is harboring the
secret of a great calamity. At the
same time he refused to admit that
he believed Jean Crones, missing as
sistant chef at tho University Club,
was tbo only man who figured In the
baleaale Plot awapeeted.
Indications ar that Schuettler Is hot
on Crones" trail and Is gathering; evi
dence of a plot In which Crone was
only a unit among a gang of anarchists
wbo planned) to kill a distinguished
group of men. Thl was borne out by
tho activities of his staff of detectives.
Two hours before Health Commis
sioner Kobertson gavo out the report
of F. O. Tonney. city chemist, tbal 3.7
grains of white oxide of arsenic had
been found In an analysis of a pint
of the poisoned soup served at the
banauet to tho archbishop, two anar
chists wer taken Into Schuettler'
Aaarchlala Are Qneallened.
They were confronted with tran-
scrlpa of speoche taken down by ochu
ettler's . Inveatlgator and by other
agents, who hav been present at every
secret and open ni-rllng of the anar
chists In Chicago.
Both of tho anarchist were ques
tioned for more than an hour. They
left the building In the company of de
tective. When they had gone Schuet
tler. In an Interview, admitted he had
had reporla tn Crones for several
months. He knows tha meetings
Cronea haa attended, what ho said at
those gatherings. He admitted Crones
was a red hot "dyed-ln-the-wool an
archist, that he knew Cronea- associ
ates, and that his detectives have ques
tioned these men.
Schuettler made known the fact that
Crones at a meeting of anarchist last
May asked tho speaker If his study of
chemistry he Is an amateur cncmixl
would Injure his standing In the anar
chist movem-nt. The speakers reply
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Crew and Pawocngr-r Kacapc From
Car Viod Tceterlna; Abote
Drop of 50 Keet.
Conductor, motorman and three pas
sengers on South Portland car No. 11
narrowly escaped deatn about 10 o'clock
last nip-ht when the car struck an
Inch and a quarter auto-truck bolt in
tha curve of .the track near tho en
r the Plrst-atreet bridsre. at First an
Arthur streets, and leaped from the
Tha front trucks awuniT off the track.
the car whirled almost at right angles,
tara awav about 20 feet of the Iron
e-nr rail of tha bridsre. demolished a
section of the sidewalk at tne siae 01
the brWjre, and hung poised halt m
the air. teetering: over a drop of 60
feet Into the Marquam Gulch below.
Conductor W. H. Bates, of 743 vaugnn
street, and Motorman J. C. Irvin, of
76 Raleitch street, hurried the passen
gers off the car in safety. ino pa-
nn were J. B. Junkln. of 735 Bis
marck street; A. E. Blrrlslch. Who gave
his address 1872 Gevea street tpre
sumably Geneva street), and M- E.
Starbird. of 580 Hawthorne street.
Tha car remained hanging, after tne
crsh. with fully half of Its body either
entirely off the bridge or on the sec
tion of the smashed sidewalk.
Statements differ as to the rate the
car was traveling; when the accident
CADORNA SHOWS DISDAIN
Italian Unmindful of Austrian' At
tacks on nis Dignity.
PARIS. Feb. IS. A Havas diBpatch
from Home under Saturday's date says
that the Italian commander-in-chief.
Lieutenant-General Count Cadorna.
has Issuesd a statement declaring that
once and for all he disdains to take
any notice of Austrian attempts, "by
false? bulletins and other methods" to
lower the dignity" of the Italian
On the other hand. General Cadorna
asserts that all Italian bulletins are
carefully, drawn up and admit neither
of denial or attenuation.
WILSON TURNS HOMEWARD
Presidential Yacht on IVay to Wasli
liifcton In Winding Snowstorm.
rT.r rvnvT. Vn Feb. 12. The Presi
dential yacht Mayflower, with Presi
dent Wilson and his wife aboard, left
Old Point today and steamed up Chesa
peake Bay in a driving snowstorm. She
is expected to dock at tho Washington
Navy-yard tomorrow morning.
Th. President did not come ashore
today, declining an Invitation to play
golf at the Hampton Roads Club.
BELGIANS WIN IN AFRICA
German Gunboat Sank In Kngage-
mrnt on Lake Tanganyika.
HAVRE. Feb. 12 A dispatch re
ceived from the Belgian forces oper-
nn 1 .ii. TmranvlliL Africa, says
the German gunboat Hedwlg von Wiss-
wnn has been sunk in a navai com
bat off Albertvlllc.
e e ... -.,m.r. rew were killed.
I W V V, - -
The remainder of the men on board the
gunboat were luaen prisoners.
Progress in Poland Due
ORIGINAL PLANS hM
Russians Stubborn in Deliver
ing Counter Attacks.
BIG DECISION IS LOST
Campaign for Colossal Movement
Settles Down Instead to Slow,
nodding Day-by-Day At
BY STANLEY WASHBURN.
(War correspondent of the Chicago Tri
bune, returned from the Russian front, pub
lished by arrangement.)
The lull preceding the storm of mid
July in Southern Poland was a period
of great activity behind both lines.
The Germans were straining- every ef
fort to bring up their big guns and
their hordes of smaller oneB, while the
Russian aeroplane observers reported
every road from the south choked with
reinforcements moving to the front.
The whole line stretching from the
Victula to the south of Chelm was
heavily defended by the Germans and,
as their artillery was ranging day by
day. Just as had been the case in May
on the Dunajec line, it was realized by
the Russians that the enemy was plan
ning what they hoped would be a
repetition of the Gallcian drive.
Grand nuke Backs t'P General.
But Loesche. who was now in com
mand, was alive to the menace of the
situation which undoubtedly was the
gravest In its possible consequences
. h . u. o. hnri far rieveloDed. The
Grand Duke, realizing the acuteness of
the danger, backed hAi up loyally, and
h .luiv li Loesche had everything that
the creneral staff could give him to help
him hold his line.
' K.v.n maomlficent IcorDS "With th
heaviest support of big guns that I had
yet seen, plus the fact that Loesche mm
self was a clear-headed and courageou
eiu ..ii all nr mir Miiriii 10
kivh.. nnin than thev had beer since
May. The idea of Loesche was mat
1 asraressive defense was the most
effective kind of defense.
As far as I have been able to ODserve
in these his: artillery actions the only
solution is to attack first. If a force
s able to make even a small advance
from the fortified line, it at least has
the advantage of being out or tne zone
1 l. 1 . . 1. -11 r the ranffM have been
in ' 1 1 11 1 "
exactly ascertained, and hence fight
ing in much more IavoraDie to tne ai-
Ruaslaaa Plan First Attack.
iuhr f.rlinir this, was straining
every nerve to anticipate me uenuau
move by himself launching an anaca
on the uerman center, nciu uj
i.. .u n viiHrri south of Krasnvstav.
It was felt by the Russians that if this
front could be broken It would necessl-
tConcludfd onl'aKO 2;Columna.)
Sjhtem Expected I'lthnately to Bo
Valuable Adjnnct to Life
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. Rear-Admiral
..-ert E. Peary, autnorized by the
ero Club of America to appoint a cen
tral committee to formulate working
plans for an aerial coast patrol serv
ice, announced today the names of
those Who already have consented to
serve. They are:
Senator Johnson, of Maine; Senator
8heppard. of Texas; Representative
Kahn, of California; Byron R. Newton,
assistant Secretary of the Treasury,
who is at the head of the Coast Guaro
and Life-saving Service; Lester Jones,
superintendent of the United States
Coast and Geodetic Survey; Professor
P. C. Frankenfield, chief forecaster of
the United States Weather Bureau;
John Hayes Hammond. Jr., and Emer
son McMillan, of New York. Presidents
of 27 aero clubs also will be appointed
members of the committee.
While efforts will be concentrated
first on establishing a chain of aero
coast patrol stations along the Atlan
tic and Pacific coasts and the Great
Lakes at intervals of 100 miles, sta
tions later will be established In the
Interior. The service is designed
chiefly for observation purposes In
case of war, but it is expected to prove
a valuable adjunct to the Coast Guard
and Life-saving Service.
AEROPLANES RAID ITALY
Fifteen Killed, Hospital and Historic
PARIS, Feb. 13. Austrian aeroplanes
made a raid yesterday over Ravenna
and the neighboring towns of Codigoro
and Bottrishe. in Northeastern Italy
near the Adriatic. A Havas dispatch
from Rome says 15 persons were killed
and several wounded.
Several women and children were
among the wounded.
A hosnital and the Basicila of Sant'
Apollinare at Ravenna Vere damaged.
The church of Sant' Apollinare was
erected in the years 535 and 538, and
was consecrated in 549 by St. Max!
miam. It was restored in 1779 and-Is
the largest of the Basilicas still ex
isting at Ravenna.
BABE SMOTHERS IN SUGAR
Astoria Uoy, 1 4 Months Old, Falls
Into Stored Sweet and Die.
ASTORIA. Or., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Henry M. Hauke, the H-months-old
son of Mrs. Erick Hauke. met with a
fatal accident today in a most peculiar
The child fell head first into a can
of sugar in the family pantry and was
BULGARIA ASKS FOR PEACE
Athens Says Report Is Confirmed In
LONDON, Feb. 13. The Exchange
Telegraph Company received the fol
lowing dispatch today from Athens:
"It Is confirmed in entente circles
that Bulgaria has made overtures for
a separate peace to the entente
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 46
. ... - minimum 44 derreea.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; winds mostly
Grabame-White gravely wounded. Page 1.
Big guns secret or lierman anve iw-ciu
General Townshend hailed as hero by British
public Fage 5.
German Chancellor as insistent on preroga
tives as was Bismarck. Page 5.
French Vouths going gaily to war. Page 5.
Brother of King constantlne aeienas uice
policy. Page 2.
Legislative atmosphere cleared by Garrl-
on s rcisi' "wii. bv
Knotty questions Involved in Wilson s new
1 . ..Alii.v Pbitd 1
armea mtr;uwiuBu j'"
Admiral Peary announces plan for areo
patrol 01 quaoiB. fojo
Senator lane attacks munitions trade.
Onelda Indian princess who is working for
. ... nf hr rSCA.
poisoning of banquet guests believed part ot
. . ... .....n.Vil.t, Pa,. 1
Dig piOl Ot Kiioituiow. - "a "
Wilson flghtiug to retain party leadership.
1. .... A
Arrangement of girl's books points to theory
OI II1UIUCI. '..
Amateur radio operators to give big- demon
stration of preparednebK. tfage 3.
Cases of holdout in racifii Coast League
are few. Page 12.
Washington High School starting well with
basketball play. Pago 33.
Spokane and Multnomah Clubs exchange
charges 01 iji uin..Tiui.p i.a. ... 0av
Iuf fin N'ArlhwMt.
New Initiative bills are filed at Olympia.
Lamar Tooxe expects to see Scandinavian
involved in war. Page 11.
Jackson County Republicans pledge fealty
at ianconi uy wuh1"1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Rev. J. D. Corby declines otter to leave
Portland. P&go 10.
Cat awakens owner In burning house. Page .
Bishop Sumner advocates provision
erannuated clergy. Page 10.
Rex Beach's play, "The Ne er-Do-Well." Is
Everything In ord-r for breaking of ground
at AUaltonum " 1 " c
Cltv awaits reply to St. Johns water offer.
Dorothy Jordan is gem of good bill at Or-
pbeum. Page 'J".
Two thousand laymen open convention.
Steamer Tahoma escapes from Ice nd ar
rives at city. Page .
Portland Elks to attend Tacoma temple
dedication. Page 7.
Sear.-li for bodies of canoe trip victims is
fruitless. Page '.""
Norwegian steamer Wascana hu rough trip
' from Vladivostok to Portland. Page 6.
All Sects Fused to Fur
WOMEN HAVE OWN MEETING
Great Throng Is Inspired by
Tales of Progress.
SEATTLE FAR SURPASSED
Seven Widely-Separated Cities Open
Sessions to Awaken Men of All
Churches to Needs of For
eign and Home Fields.
PROGRAMME FOR TODAY.
Morning at 10 Conference of
ministers, but of interest to all
delegates. Theme: "The Minis
ter's Supremo Opportunity" "As
an Educational and Recruiting
Force," Morris TV. Ehnes; "As a
Financial Force." J. B. Trimble;
"As a Spiritual Force," J. P. Mc
Naughton. 'Afternoon at 3 Theme "Christ
for Every Man" "Catching Men
Alive," J. O. Randall; "The Life
That Wins," Henry H. Kelsey;
"Pioneering on the Congo,"
Thomas Moody, Africa; "God's
Missionary Plan for the World,"
Bishop J. W. Bashford.
Evening, 730 Theme: "Christ
the World's Need.' "The Dawn
of a New Day and Around the
World in Motion Pictures," Will
iam M. Gilbert; "The American
City and the City of God." H. V.
Swarts; "War Experiences in
Turkey," J. P. McNaughton.
Place White Temple.
BY EDITH KNIGHT HOLMES.
Old men, young men. doctors, law
yers, bankers, preachers, mechanic?,
hard-headed busines men, more than
2000 strong filled the White Temple
yesterday at 3 o'clock, when Hie open
ing meeting of the Laymen's Mission
ary Convention of Oregon began.
It was an inspiring audience, signifi
cant of a great new movement in which
the men are getting to work in mis
sionary efforts and are not leaving it
all to the women.
It was a magnificent achievement,
redoubling credit to the enterpri.se
and earnestness of the local committee,
of which B. L. Thompson is chairman
and John A. Goodell, of the Y. M. C.
A., executive secretary.
Only Woman Present la Writer.
The women were not admitted to the
meeting in the White Temple. It was
"for men only." "Ye church editor"
had the distinction of being the one
woman present. But across the street
in the First Methodist Church, there
was an equally enthusiastic meeting
for the women.
E, L. Thompson, who presided at the
men's assemblage, congratulated the
committee and praised its work in that
it had obtained a registration ne.irly
twice that of Seattle, where a similar
meeting Js in rrogress. Seven con
ventions opened simultaneously yes
terday in Greensboro. N. C. ; Seattle and
Tacoma, Wash.; Dayton. O.: Decatur.
111.; and Richmond, Va. To the last two
a telegram was sent yesterday by C.
V. VIckery, one of the leaders in the
Large Registration Klatcs.
"Tell them that we have this large
registration, and don't forget to send
our greetings," said Chairman Thomp
son. Secretary Goodell, ; who was introduced-as
"the human dynamo," thanked
the pastors and laymen for their co
operation. Bishop Cooke, of the Metho
dist Church, led the great throng in
prayer, calling for the divine blessing
on the meetings that they might be the
beginning of a great wave or good
On the platform were men of many
denominations, but all united in tli-;
one effort, to spread the doctrine of
Christ in all lands and among all peo
ples. The audience was representative
of many faiths and creeds, but all lines
of denominationallsm were blotted out
before the meeting had even gotten
under way. Deep male voices rose in
songs of praise apd the whole building
seemed vibrant with a mighty enthusi
asm. Singer Inspires Crowd.
Ernest W. Naftzger, who led the
singing, was the right man in the right
place. He inspired the men. They all
sang whether or not they knew how.
and the result waa splendid.
Mr. Naftzger was heralded by Fred li.
Fisher, of India, aa "a temperamental
duck who knows how to give a message
In song." Two solos demonstrated that
the singer had both voles and message.
At the men's meeting and immediate
ly after his address, at tho women's
gathering, S. Hall Young, "the grand
old-young man," gave a stirring talk
on Alaska and John Muir.
"How many of you old sour-doughs
have )Ver banned at the ChilcootV" he
asked the men, and then went on to
give reminiscences of early days. H:
recalled his first visit hero 38 year
ago. when he came by steamer from
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