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THE MORNING OREGOMAX, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1920
DRUNKEN AON MOB
LEVELS IRISH TOWN
Soldiers in Wild Revel Before
Starting Work of Destruction.
GASOLINE SPREADS FLAME
I So m bs Aild Terror to Debauch;
Systematic Sacking of Homes
ami Stores Lasts 3 Hours.
TL'BBlCKCUnrtY. Ireland. Oct. 2.
(By the Associated Press.) A town
half in ruins and the remnant of Its
inhabitants living in dread of a repe
tition of the raid of rast week, and a
handful of seemingly nervous police
who had shut themselves inside bar
racks with the body of slain District
Inspector Brady were what the cor
respondent found when he reached
this remote place in Ireland today.
The correspondent was told how
acting County Commissioner Russell
tried to prevent the destruction of
the town; from the managers of the
two fire-swept creameries he received
their accounts of an heroic struggle
in the darkness and a thick fog to
save the institutions, and from the
wife of one of the managers of the
creameries he heard a story of how
fche. while facing four rifles, contrived
a ruse to safeguard her husband.
People Boycott I'olloe.
For many weeks, the correspondent
waa told, the local police had been
subject to a boycott by the townspeo
ple. For a fortnight preceding Thurs
day's raid the people were declared to
have been fired on from the roofs of
a store adjoining the barracks. The
Btore later was riddled with bullets
and its interior wrecked.
When the news on Thursday of the
ambushing of a police lorry reached
Tubbercurry two thirds of its 900
population fled in panic, anticipating
a speedy reprisal. At about midnight
ur lorries filled with unitormeu
men, and it is said, including Commis
sioner Kusscll, arrived in iuuuer
cuiry. Ttovel Precede Anton.
Accounts of what happened after
ward as given to the correspondent
by various townspeople follow:
The lorries stopped in front of a
public house and when the occupants
got out. Commissioner Russell begged
them not to destroy property. One
man answered the commissioner with
an oath and all the men rushed to
ward the saloon. An orgy of drinking,
bottle smashing and wrecking ensued,
after which the men broke up into
groups and proceeded systematically
w ith their work of destruction. With
incendiary bombs and petrol they set
fire to the general store which was
destroyed. Two other stores were
burned and 15 smaller shops and resi
dences were damaged. The loss is es
timated at about a half million dol
lars. The raiders remained for nearly
three hours. Refugees who had been
couching in distant fields said they
witnessed the spreading of flames,
heard the detonations of bombs and
fusillades of rifle shots and the shouts
of "Come out, you Sinn Fein-
Watching these events were women
and children screaming.
Many Dressed as PolTce.
Those who came in contact ' with
the raiders said some of them wore
lung black coats and policemen's caps.
Others were dressed in khaki.
shortly before 3 A. M. the men re
entered the lorries and were driven
At about that time, it was said, a
neighbor awakened Thomas Murri
cane, manager of the Ballyara cream
ery, whose home stands several hun
dred yards from the big co-operative
I.iant. Murricune aroused his wife
and children and a priest who was
visiting the family and ran toward
the creamery. Hardly had Mrs. Mur
ricane hustled the children down
stairs than she heard a lorry ap
proaching. The next minute several
tullets tore through the upper part
of the house, one of them striking the
bed she had just left. She, the ehil
dren and the priest took refuge in the
5865 PLEDEED TO FUND
SUNDAY SCHOOL GIVES TO
NEAR EAST RELIEF. .
First Christian Church Contribu
tion Largest So Far Made Any
where in Oregon.
The First Christian church Sunday
school pledged $S65 for the Near East
.Relief fund yesterday morning, the
largest pledge received up to this
time from any Sunday school In the
state. The money will be paid at
All Sunday schools in Oregon are
being asked to help raise the money
for this work this winter. The First
Christian church Sunday school has
led in contributions for this fund
for the last two years. Two yeara
ago the young people pledged J400
and raised ?5S5. Last year the pledge
was $700 and the amount paid in was
l:iS5. The school has a membership
of about 400.
Automobiles are needed this week
for the collection of clothing which
will be sent for the relief of the Arme
nians. The cars are needed to gather
contributions from homes and after
"Wednesday trucks are needed to as
sist in the work. Anyone who can
loan cars, if only for a short time, is
asked to call headquarters at Jlain
SHIP BIO ASKED HELD UP
DISPOSITION OF $8,000,000
BOARD PROPERTY PROTESTED.
Prospective Buyers Say Sale Was
Protest against lack of time and
an insufficient appraisal given bid
ders by the division of supplies and
sales of the United States Shipping
bci.rd in the disposal of approximate
ly IS. 000. 000 worth of government
property has resulted in the board
headnuarters at Washington, D. C. be
ing asked to hold up action for 15
days on the one bid submitted in
order that the apparent tanele can be
y straightened out, it was announced
The effort to hold up action was
taken after a half dozen prospective
bidders had protested what the called
the "railroading" of the proposed sale
of the property. Senator Chamberlain
who is in Portland was also brought
into the conference. H. B. Miller, di
rector of the division of supplies and
sales has promised a delay. Senator
cnamneriain said last night.
Arthur C. Buchman, 249 Salmon
street, one of the prospective bidders
on the property, said that six months
ago the board advertised for bids on
shipping board property at Portland,
San Francisco and Tacoma, the ap
praised value being approximately
$12,000,000. Later ne said the ap
praised value of the property was re
duced to $8,000,000 and the board
failed to readvertise for bids.
Announcement that bids for the
shipping board property would be
received was made to the public last
Thursday morning and the closing of
bids was set for 4 P. M. Friday.
COBB TALKS TO TEACHERS
HUMORIST CHATS INFORM
ALLY AT INSTITUTE AT BURNS.
Praise of Oregon and Oregon Peo
ple Is Unstinted Boundaries
of State Called Latch String.
BURNS, Or.. Oct. 3. (Special.)
The Harney County Teachers' insti
tute closed yesterday with an in
formal talk by Irvin Cobb. Mr. Cobb
was accompanied by the members of
his party and William Hanley who
has been host to the men during
their visit ana hunt in Harney
Mr. Cobb was unstinting in his
praise of Oregon and Oregon people.
He said: "I feel that the boundaries
of the state are great latch strings,
always on the outside, and that the
word, 'welcome' is tatooed on the
hearts of the people. The south asks
of a man. 'Who is he?" the north
asks, 'How much has he got?' but
the west asks, 'What can he do?' If
I were boosting for Oregon, I'd boast
not of its beautiful mountains, not
of its gorgeous sunsets or of its tall
pine trees, so tall that they surely
tickle the toes of the angels in
heaven, but of the spirit of the peo
ple it is a reflaming and reawaken
ing of the old pioneer spirit the
pioneer who crossed the plains with
a gun in one hand and a demijohn
in the other, bringing the refining
influences of civilization to the west."
The institute has been one of the
most successful ever held in the
county, both in the attendance of the
teachers and the interest of the sub
ject matter given by the instructors
from the state institutions.
COBB LOSES . HIS NOTES
Humorist's Oregon Information in
Rotund Leather Handbag.
BEND, Or., Oct. 3. (Special.) Irvin
S. Cobb, noted writer, who spent the
last six weeks hunting and fishing in
Oregon, east of the Cascades, will de
pend on his memory for a series of
descripti've articles, it was learned
today after he took his departure
from Ontario. A complete set of notes
which he took on the trip are gone.
Shortly after leaving Bend. Cobb's
leather handbag, which he described
as the same general contour as him
self, jolted out of the auto in which
he, and his companions, were speed
ing from the headwaters of Crooked
river toward Burns. The bag con
tained Mr. Cobb's notes on his Oregon
Nearly as much time was spent in
Harney county hunting for the much
valued bag as in pursuing the elusive
SERVICE LEAGUE MEETS
Assembly Oct. 15 Open to Public;
'The managing directors of the
Portland Service- league announce
that the second meeting, which will
open to the general public, will be
held at the municipal auditorium Fri
day evening, October 15.
While this is called fo- the special
purpose of informing the second lieu
tenants of the next step in the proc
ess of completing the executive de
partment organization, the evening
will be devoted to a programme of
entertainment. The object of the
league is to bring into unity of action
on matters of civij effort 60,000 men
of the city, under the leadership of
unit heads'" of their own selection,
centralized in the ten managing di
rectors, who in like manner will be
selected by the membership through
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SPEEO, SAYS PASTOR,
IS CRIME OF THE AGE
Next Generation to Inherit St.
Vitus Dance, Warning.
FAITHFUL ARE ARRAIGNED
Xo One in World More to Blame
for Wrong Conditions Than
Christians, Congregation Told.
"When the new age takes posses
sion of the world it will be when
Christians practice their professed
faith." said Reverend E. K. p'lint. of
the Atkinson Memorial Congregation
al church, yesterday, applying the
text, "When the Son of Man Cometh
Will He Find Faith?"
"We may not like to say it or hear
it, but no one is more responsible 'for
a wrong condition in the world than
the Christian man and woman," said
"It is something not to be ashamed
of. but to be proud of. The S. O. S.
call of religion is :',he practice of its
faith. When Jesus comes he may not
care to look up all the articles in our
declaration of faith, but he will give
heed as to how man treats man, the
world over. The exploiting of one
man by another is not faith. It makes
no difference if they sat side by side.
yesterday in church and sang from
the same hfmn book.
"He would give heed to the revenge
ful and resentful spirit of men. How
impatient, how restless, how irritable,
how nervous every one seemed to
be. How they quarrel and murder,
steal and defraud. Remember how he
once said to those who Would exer
cise lordship over their fellows. "This
is not the way it should be among
the children of God."-
ST. AGATHA'S IS DEDICATED
Archbishop Christie of Oregon' City
The dedication of St. Agatha's new
parish church, located at 15th street
and Nehalem avenue, Sellwood, took
place yesterday with the ceremonies
of the Catholic church.
One hundred and fifty members of
the Knights of Columbus and 150
members of the St. Joseph society
from St. Joseph's church led the pro
cession which marked the opening of
the ceremonies. Also, members of the
Holy Name societies from throughout
the city were present.
His Grace, Alexander Christie, arch
bishop of Oregon City, blessed the
church. Rev. P. Devine, C. SS. R.,
Rev. Gregory Robl., O. S. B., "were
deacon and sub-deacon of honor; Rt.
Rev. Adelhelm Odermatt. O. S. B..
celebrant; Rev. William Daly, assis
tant to celebrant; Rev. F. McNamee
and Rev. P. Youngblood, C. SS. R-,
deacon and sub-deacon of mass. Rev.
P. Jerome, O. S. B., and Father John
Cumminsky were masters of cere
mony. The visiting priests for the day
were Right Reverend Monsignieur
Lane of Albany, Rev. J. H. Black,
chancellor of the archdiocese of Ore
gon City; Rev. P. Urban, O. F. M.,
Rev. P. Anselm, O. S. B.. Rev. P.
Thomas. O. -S. B.,-Very Rev. Bernard
Murphy, O. S. B., and Brother Celes
tine. O. S. B, who is editor of the Mt.
Angel Magazine and several other
After the services about 500 people
partook of a banquet which was
served in St. Agatha's hall by the
women of the church.
MARTYR'S PACE SHOWS LIGHT
Rev. Constant Cites Instances of
.Pure, Devoted Lives.
Rev. Edward Constant preached on
"Unconscious Testimony" yesterday
morning at the Highland Congrega
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tion church, a subject suggested by
the angelic look seen on the face of
the martyr Stephen during his trial.
"The face of this man." stated Mr.
Constant, "was so suffused with the
light of truth and love that his coun
tenance was radiant with glory di
vine. His faith wrought in him a
transfiguration. It was the Christ
spirit within.'- working outwards.
Stephen's verba tj defense of the new
faith was powerful, but the silent tes
timony of his life was stronger than
all his arguments. The Master was
discerned in his servant.
".No finer testimony can be found
for religion than that which is found
in the pure and devoted lives of genu
ine followers of Jesus. Such men
have caught the spirit of gentleness
and graciousness of Jesus and have
fortified character with the strength
of the JJatter. They bear marks
which cannot be eradicated. They
possess an inner light which shines
through their whole being and gives
clarity and beauty to character."
REAL CHRISTIAN IS ANALYZED
Dr. Pence Describes Well-Balanced
Worshiper of Today.
"Who is the Well-Balanced Chris
tian," was the subject of Dr. E. H.
Pence, pastor of Westminster Pres
byterian church yesterday morning.
When the great apostle of Chris
tianity wrote his t-o epistles to the
Corinthians he gave to the world its
best guide in understanding anM deal
ing with the vagaries of human na
ture as excited by religious emotion,
said Dr. Pence. "In no other func
tion does Paul appear in greater form
than in the subtleness and force with
which he grapples the excited ignor
ance of those early Corinthian Chris
tians. Lifted, and that almost in a
day, out of a previous religious bond
age to fear, to superstitution and
moral debaucheries, with the habits
of unorganized wills they presented
to this master of men his supreme
ftest as a discipliner. The emotional
ism of ignorance and fear, wrought
into habits, was carried over into the
mental struggles of these people to
understand the new religion."
DR. STAXSFIELD PREACHES
If Grace Is Experienced, It Is Man
ifest, Says Pastor.
In speaking at the First Methodist
church yesterday morning on "Work
ers With God," Dr. Stansfield took as
his text I Cor.. 6:1: "As workers to
gether with him. we beseech you
that ye receive not the grace of God
After pointing out the cosmopolitan
and temperamentally diverse charac
ter of the members of the church at
Corinth, the preacher said, if one has
truly experienced the grace of God
which bringeth salvation, the mani
festation of it will always be accord
ing to individual temperament there
is a diversity of operation but by the
"It is God that worketh in all but
not in all alike. The difference, how
ever, is not of God. but because of the
.temperamental difference in man. A
shouting Salvationist, a phlegmatic
Fresby terian, a decorous Anglican
and a quiet Quaker are always pos
sible in the wide range of the grace
of God. but wherever and in whomso
ever the grace of God is really known
there should be a 'worker together
with God.' "
LOGGER EDITOR FILLS PCLPIT
Church and Clergy Put Vnder Mlscro
scope in Sermon,
The church and the clergy of all
cloths were put under the miscro
scope. inspected, then analysed and
dissected as regards their relation
ship to social service and industrial
conditions by Robert S. Gill, editor of
the Four L. Bulletin, official organ, of
the Loyal Legion of Loggers and
Lumbermen, in a sermon-address de
livered at St. David's church yester
Mr. Gill's talk was the repetition of
an address before the clerical and lay
delegates of the Pacific coast provin
cial synod of the Episcopal church,
held last week at- Seattle. Mr. Gill
was asked to discuss missionary work
in logging and mining camps, and his
talk is declared to have been the sen
sation of the great episcopal gather
ing. Phone your wanf ads to The Orego
nian. Main 7070. Automatic 560-95.
Just as the Magnet
Attracts Steel, So Do
Dollars Attract Dollars
Every time you deposit a dollar in your
savings account it becomes lonesome for
another dollar to keep it company. Nor
does it rest until it gets it. And so on.
You've no idea how easy
it is to , save money till
. you've tried. .
Ask for Mr. Hoyt
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Pastor of First Congregational-Church
RELIGIOUS CHANGE NOTED
Present Age of Progress Applies to
Church as Well as Science and
Business, Says Preacher.
Yesterday was anniversary day at
the First Congregational church. By
floral decorations, extra music and
increased attendance the Congrega
tional folk celebrated the coming of
their pastor. Exactly "to the day a
year ago they welcomed Dr. and Mrs.
McElveen at the Union station. Dr.
McElveen's contribution to the anni
versary was a sermon on "The New
Church for the New Day." He said
"In the past century there have
been more changes in the conditions
of human life than there ere in
the previous thousand years. The
next ten years may see changes that
will dwarf the many significant
changes of the past century. Progress
has on its seven-league boots, and is
traveling forward with ever widening
and ever accelerated stride. Never
in all the world's history did so many
people change their minds upon so
many important matters as they did
during the decade 1910-1920. And it
is because that- nowadays there is
nothing permanent but change that
this is a period of unrest and discon
tent. Church Must Keep race.
"These changes in condition of liv
ing and ideas cannot but change the
church. Tomorrow is going to be
different from today. The church is
one of the great formative influences
in the making of the coming better
civilization. But the church is only
one of those directive forces, and the
other forces which are changing so
ciety will also change the church. The
present is marked, then, by a chang
ing church in a changing order. Your
grandmother patiently pushed her
needle through miles of linen: you
use an electrically propelled Bewing
machine. The methods of church
work that prevailed in your grand
mother's day will not suffice for the
church of today any more than the
tallow dip that she used to light her
way to her bed chamber will serve
you. You want to press a button and
suffuse your room wiih glaring light.
The new needs of the new age can
not be adequately met by the old
equipment. Your Chinese laundryman
gathers and distributes the family
wash in an auto, some of you would
condemn the church to the use of a
Xew Attack Snggented.
"Good people do not always have
good sense. They forget that grooves
easily become " graves. It is no by
following the ruts that the Lord's
chariot will make progress on the
highway of life. We are under no
obligations to do the work of this
churchas that work was done 23 or
more years ago. Let us attack our
problem from a new angle and by new
methods. Let faith, courage end a
spirit of adventure characterize our
work. .!; : 1
"Our message, too, must be broad
er and deeper than the message 25
or 50 years ago. The church's pri
mary task and function iB to produce
human characters that have the qual
ity of Jesus Christ If society were
composed of men and women who had
sympathies like those of Jesus, civ
ilization would soon become a socie
ty of brothers."
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Pelayo. In the province of Guadala
jara, Spain, has decided to emigrate
to the United States, and the Ameri
can consul at Madrid has vised 26
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